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Justice Michel, centre, is joined by other Dance Magic dance students at the Red Deer Rebels Thursday as they perform a flash mob to the sounds of Gangnam Style by South Korean pop musician PSY. During the first period intermission, the dancers and a young hockey team that skated onto the ice to play during the intermission broke out into dance as the music pounded through the loudspeakers. The flash mob was also promoting an upcoming Zumbathon fundraiser for the MS Society of Canada, which will take place at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer Saturday Feb. 2, 2013. For registration or pledge information visit The Red Deer Rebels defeated the Edmonton Oil Kings 4-1. Please see related story on page B1.

Policing, waste plan among United Way council’s top priorities for ’13 surpasses goal CAMPAIGN RAISES $2.1 MILLION BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF City council has business to settle before calling it a term in October. With only nine months remaining before the next civic election, Red Deer councillors say there will be no slowing down as they try to make headway on a number of city projects, plans and policies. High on the priority list is working with the RCMP following the much-anticipated police service levels and standards review. Once the standards are in place later this year, council will be in a better position to monitor whether the needs are being met in the community and to deploy the appropriate resources when required. “We have been grappling with some of the challenges with our local priorities and our crime rate for a few years now,” said Coun. Tara Veer. “I think we absolutely need to make some headway on that file in 2013.” Coun. Buck Buchanan said the city budget for 2013 is largely based around policing. Buchanan voted against keeping the RCMP in October 2011 after an extensive $150,000 policing and crime prevention study. Buchanan said he wanted to implement a hybrid municipal police force for a variety of reasons. “But the bottom line to me is the service delivery,” said Buchanan, a retired RCMP officer.


CITY COUNCIL WARD SYSTEM PROPOSAL C1 BUDGET REACTION C1 Buchanan said council looks forward to working with the RCMP over the next year. Also taking some space on the council’s plate is stamping approval on the Waste Management Master Plan. The community will get a sneak preview at the management plan at Monday’s council meeting. “That will make a difference to the future in terms of the amount of waste we divert and how we can decrease the amount we divert,” said Coun. Lynne Mulder. “And our landfill will certainly last longer and it will be better for the environment.” Some councillors said reducing the garbage bag limit to two from the allotted five bag limit per household will be on council’s “To Do” list. “I don’t think anybody puts out five bags,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling. “I think it could be down to two for most households. If everybody puts out more than two and somebody puts out three because of an event at their house, let’s not get our knickers in a twist about that. If they did it regularly, they would have to start paying.”

United Way of Central Alberta is celebrating raising $2.1 million during its 2012 campaign, surpassing its goal of $1.99 million. The amount raised, $2,115,067, was unveiled on Thursday at the end of a video rolling out an escalation of dollar figures while volunteers, supporters and staff watched at the Red Deer’s Golden Circle. Organizers said they were pleased, calling it an astounding amount raised. The total collected in Central Alberta was nine per cent more, or $183,067 over last year’s $1,932,000 figure. Campaign co-chair Buck Buchanan said it was a rewarding and successful campaign. “It’s a great number!” said Buchanan. “No matter the number, the need is always great. There are 30-plus programs that it supports. We can’t just sit back.” Buchanan said that everyone has to push for United Way support because a lot of people in the community think they don’t have to contribute because United Way is “going to be OK.” “This is for Central Alberta,” said Buchanan. Robert Mitchell, CEO of the United Way of Central Alberta, said the organization supports 35 agencies.

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Families of nurses jumped lineups for shots BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


CALGARY — As thousands of people waited in line each day for H1N1 shots, nurses were letting relatives move to the front or gave the vaccine to family or friends after hours and at home. Several nurses told Alberta’s queuejumping inquiry Thursday that they saw nothing wrong with what they were doing during that hectic time in the fall of 2009. And there was no policy against it. Judy Brosseau, operations manager for the Northgate clinic in Edmonton’s north end, recalled meeting family members of one nurse who had let them cut the line so she could give them shots. Brosseau wasn’t concerned. “She would have been doing it on her own time” — during a break or after hours, Brosseau testified. Brosseau also admitted she once took a vial of the vaccine home and immunized her daughter’s friends. But she said she did so because there were about 86 opened, mixed vials that were about to expire. And they were all going to be tossed in the trash. “It made me uncomfortable we wouldn’t be able to use it all,” she said. “I thought I might be able to get some people to use it.”

She said that at the time, she didn’t give it a second thought. But then news leaked that a special clinic had been set up in Calgary for Flames hockey players and their families. There was a public backlash and two health staff were fired. Brosseau testified she wouldn’t give private shots at home again. “Not with this current climate.” The inquiry heard that the mass H1N1 clinics were stressful and chaotic. People across the country were dying from the pandemic flu and everyone wanted shots as soon as possible. About 3,000 people lined up one day at a clinic before 9 a.m.. Most clinics had to cut their lines off by noon. The nurses testified about fights and arguments in the lines. Some people even threatened to bring guns. There was often security at the sites but Edmonton police also had to be called in for crowd control. On Oct. 31, less than a week after shots started being administered, top health managers were told that the city’s clinics would be closing for a few days due to a national shortage of the vaccine. They were to keep the news secret from other staff and the public until the clinics had closed for the day. Susan Smith testified that after the

Bonnie Doon clinic on Edmonton’s south side had shut down, some open vaccine vials were left over. They had a shelf life of 24 hours and were going to be tossed out. So she opened the locked doors the next day for some select people. She gave 15 shots to a staff member and their family and friends — eight of them children. Smith testified she thought she had been authorized to do whatever she could to ensure the vaccine wasn’t wasted. But she also didn’t tell any of her managers what she had done. “We were in an emergency situation and we had a very limited resource that we did not want to waste. My feeling was not to waste the vaccine and that was more important than anything, really.” One nursing manager, Joy Lohan, testified what Smith did was inappropriate but understandable. “Personally, I thought good for her. She thought of a way to use it.” She told the inquiry that pandemic plans should be rewritten to give staff and their families priority for shots. That way, they’re less likely to get sick and can work in clinics to give the public innoculations. Nursing director Linda Duffley testified she had heard rumours about shots being given after hours. And when she learned nurses at Northgate

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COUNCIL: Bike lanes still an issue The controversial bike lanes remain an issue that still has council’s full attention. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said it is important that council monitor for improvements and share in conversations about the lanes with the community. “I think in the summer we will see some more uptakes on the bike lanes,” said Jefferies. “I acknowledge they caused some grief in the winter months. That’s something we have to try and work on.” Veer added progress needs to be made on the way people move throughout the city. “I think that file actually took a step backwards in a sense around the controversy around the bike lanes,” said Veer. “I think there’s some general headway that needs to be done there and not just focusing on one type of movement.” Moving along the economic development strategy for Riverlands also takes precedence. Coun. Paul Harris said the work that is done this year — that includes the hiring of a Riverlands coordinator, the detailed designs on the crossings to Riverlands, and the road at Taylor Drive and Ross Street — will pave the way for future development. “The way that could affect our tax base is huge,” said Harris. “I think it is just money we have sitting on the table from a whole variety of perspectives (including) tourism, increased assessment values, the cultural value and the connection to our park systems. It’s part of the downtown strategy that really needs to come into its own.” Councillors said it will not be all work and no play this year as Red Deer celebrates its centennial with community events and legacy projects, including the opening of the spray park in Clearview Ridge and the skate park in Glendale. “The centennial will be a focus

CAMPAIGN: Invest in Central Alberta

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(From left to right) Rick Van Hemmen, United Way of Central Alberta board president, Robert Mitchell, United Way CEO, Lynne Mulder, longtime United Way and community volunteer and Buck Buchanan, campaign co-chair, celebrate the 2012 campaign’s success at surpassing its goal. piece, which means we will reduce the amount of disruption on our roads and streets to a minimum,” said Flewwelling. “So when we have visitors back to Red Deer, they don’t see us all with piles of dirt.” He also pledged there would be no work on Red Deer bridges tying up traffic this summer. Also on council’s agenda in 2013: ● Helping the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre find a location for its affordable housing/cultural centre. Jefferies said it is important to resolve this issue before the next council comes in to prevent further project delays. ● Coun. Frank Wong looks forward to moving ahead on the area structure plan for development north of Hwy 11A. “We shouldn’t annex all this land if we don’t have plans for it,” said Wong. “It’s going to start later this year. I waited eight years for this.” ● Coun. Dianne Wyntjes said there’s still work to be done on the welcoming community initiatives for new Red

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Deerians. Wyntjes said there’s a lot of good work underway but it’s important that community groups band together. Wyntjes also said it’s important for council to learn the issues facing new Canadians and new Red Deerians through working with the Central Alberta Refugee Effort. ● Coun. Chris Stephan said moving Red Deer into a ward system is high on his list. On Monday, council will discuss the resolution to add a plebiscite question on the next civic election ballot, put forward by Councillors Stephan, Wong and Buck Buchanan in December. ● Veer would like council to have more discussions on a financial policy, particularly in the balance between the debt load and reserve. “I think there is a couple of areas where council hasn’t taken a firm policy position,” said Veer. “You can see we are not making any headway on individual decisions because we lack a broader financial framework. Harris echoed her concern: “It’s not sexy stuff the


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The region stretches from Ponoka to Olds and Sundre, and from Nordegg to Stettler. Each agency supported has a focus in one of three areas — education, wellness or income. “This achievement will allow us to invest more money into Central Alberta, which will change more lives and further support our community needs,” said Mitchell. “It’s still difficult to fund everyone because we have more demand than supply.” One new initiative is three-year funding being handed out within the sector that concentrates on children. “It gives them stable funding and allows them to get deep into the issues,” Mitchell said. “It allows children to get to their full potential.” United Way also credits its first Leadership Matching Challenge for some of its success this year. MNP tax firm, Canadian Tire North and Warren Sinclair LLP pledged more than $22,000 to match any new or increased personal donations of $1,000 or more, known as a Leadership gift. This challenge accumulated more than $100,000 towards the campaign. Donald Sinclair of Warren Sinclair law firm representatives said they were happy to sponsor the challenge because they were aware that many people are struggling in hard economic times and the firm wanted to reach out to help people with issues beyond their control. Prior to announcing the campaign’s achievement, volunteers, donors and businesses were on hand to accept employee participation and campaign achievement awards centred around the campaign. “Without the hundreds of people who are so dedicated to the work United Way does in our community, this achievement would not have been possible,” said Buchanan.



were letting family members jump the queue, she told their boss to put a stop to it. She didn’t know if the practice was widespread, yet it took her two months to put out a memo to all staff dictating that such actions were inappropriate. She explained that it took so long because the clinics were so hectic. Christine Westerlund, a regional manager, testified that before the memo came out, she saw nothing wrong with what nurses were doing. She said nurses should be healthy and working in clinics rather than staying home with sick children or waiting with them in lineups for shots. All nurses are taught not to waste vaccines. The commissioner heading the inquiry, retired judge John Vertes, asked Westerlund: if the clinics were about to close for a few days and opened vials of the vaccine were going to be thrown out, why not keep the doors open longer and use up all the shots? Westerlund said it would have been too dangerous. Too many people had already been turned away. “To actually open it up and have somebody wandering by and say, ’Hey, we have another three doses. Come, sit.’ It would have actually, potentially caused more panic ... I don’t want to say a riot, but it could have caused something.”





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Province working to improve 911 service BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF New supports will come to 911 call centres across Alberta, including the one in Red Deer, so that they can better manage new technologies and have more legal protection. Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths said the province is working on a number of changes to improve 911 service. This includes the introduction of provincewide procedures and processes; more legal protection; integrated technologies like GPS and texting; introducing penalties for prank calls; and ensuring equity among phone users in contributing to the cost of 911 service. “We still have a little more work to do, but we’re

hoping to introduce the legislation in the spring,” said Griffiths on Thursday. It’s hoped the changes will then be launched in the fall, he added. One thing that will change involves cellphone users. Cellphone users do not contribute to the cost of 911 services. It’s estimated that up to 70 per cent of all calls involve cellphone service. Griffiths says it’s proposed that 44 cents per month be added to the bills — the same charge applied to land lines. Revenue has decreased significantly to 911 call centres because fewer calls are made from land lines. He expects that the changes will mean 911 call centre staff members like those in Red Deer will have greater confidence in doing their jobs effectively. “The 911 centres have said that there are no stan-

Goldring lawyer questions circumstances of arrest

dardized legislation as to what we are liable for,” said Griffiths. “If someone gets sent to the wrong place or a call gets dropped off ... it’s very rare that anything happens, which is why we haven’t had any issue. But the job of a dispatcher is pretty paramount to the (people) in our community.” A total of $16 million will also be distributed to the centres provincewide to create these new supports. “They’ll see a pretty good increase in their revenue and so they’ll be able to enhance the services they provide,” said Griffiths. “So I think we’ll see a stronger, evolving service.” Griffiths said there are no plans to consolidate 911 centres. The network of about 17 centres does a good job, he added.


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The lawyer for an Edmonton MP charged with not providing a breath sample is raising questions about the circumstances of the arrest. Dino Bottos is also trying to raise doubt about how his client, Peter Goldring, is being characterized. Bottos was cross-examining arresting officer Trevor Shelrud at Goldring’s trial in Edmonton. Shelrud testified that Goldring was dismissive, argumentative and unco-operative the night he was arrested, but Bottos pointed out those words aren’t in Shelrud’s notes. The defence also suggested Goldring was not provided with a lawyer right away and was not read his charter rights. Goldring, who has been an MP for Edmonton East since 1997, is charged with refusing to provide a breathalyzer sample during a checkstop just after midnight on Dec. 4, 2011. Shelrud acknowledged that he didn’t write down descriptions such as “belligerent,” “snarky,” “argumentative” or “condescending.” But those descriptions apply, he said. “The report doesn’t describe the way he was acting,” said Shelrud, who added Goldring’s demeanour and body language remained clear in his memory. “When you stop a member of Parliament, that’s a fairly significant moment. I remember that.” Goldring was first elected under the Reform banner in 1997. He was elected most recently as a Conservative, but has sat as an Independent since shortly after his arrest. Shelrud repeated testimony he gave at a pre-trial hearing in which he described how he stopped Goldring’s vehicle shortly after midnight as it was pulling away from a north-end bar. Goldring admitted to having had one beer, but Shelrud said he noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from the vehicle. He said he told Goldring to remain inside while he went back to the police vehicle to confirm Goldring’s identity and notify his supervisor. Goldring then opened the door and walked toward Shelrud’s vehicle. Last fall, Shelrud testified Goldring was trying to “negotiate” with him. But under cross-examination, he acknowledged Goldring just asked him why he had been stopped and explained he was busy and was trying to get home.

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Poplar Ridge Elementary School Grade 5 students Shaylee Dixon and Hunter Roberts make a deposit into a new recycling collection bin on school property. On Thursday, representatives from the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation were at the school for the launch of the new bin. ABCRC recognized the schools efforts for being a top school for recycling by presenting the container. Now anyone can make a donation to the school of their used beverage containers directly into the bin, which is located in the parking lot. All proceeds from the recycling go to help fund school programs.

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ents experienced anxiety and stress, and the mother had a diminished supply of breast milk for her child. The allegations have not been proven in court.

EDMONTON — Alberta Health Services, several doctors and a nurse are named in a lawsuit that alleges a newborn at an Edmonton hospital was fed breast milk from a mother with hepatitis C. An Edmonton couple alleges in a statement of claim that a nurse mistakenly fed another woman’s stored breast milk to their son last January while he was in the Royal Alexandra Hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit. The suit claims a blood test confirmed the milk came from a woman who tested positive for hepatitis C, but the results were not provided to the family for two and a half months. It also says it was a year after the birth that lab tests confirmed the baby did not have the disease. The statement says as a result of the error and delays in hearing about the test results, the baby’s par-

Doctor accused of using Internet to lure kids for sex-related acts EDMONTON — An Edmonton doctor is accused of using the Internet to lure children for sex-related acts. A police unit that investigates child exploitation says it searched a man’s home last week and seized computer equipment and electronic storage devices. The man was arrested without incident. Michael Graff, who his 29, is charged with luring to commit sexual interference, luring to commit invitation to sexual touching, luring to commit indecent exposure and luring related to child pornography. Graff has made his first court appearance and is not in custody.


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We have been idle too long Without question, Canada’s native peoples have been the victims of a great many transgressions over the past 150 years. Through the late 1800s, European invaders (many of our ancestors) took their land, brought them disease, bastardized their culture beyond repair — and for decades, we’ve treated them LEO as second-class PARÉ citizens. Today, we continue to ostracize and cripple our aboriginal population by dumping buckets of Canadian tax dollars into reserves and special programs for natives with no measurable benefit. Many of Canada’s native communities resemble Third World slums with low employment, rampant crime and inherent substance abuse problems. In addition to the billions in annual reserve funding that flows to Canada’s 633 bands, aboriginals are granted special privileges like treaty cards and various legal exemptions. It has bred resentment and hostility among the country’s considerable non-native population. To make matters worse, much of the federal cash designated for aboriginal communities is eaten up by greedy, corrupt and incompetent band councils. Political commentator Ezra Levant recently pointed out that one chief in Atlantic Canada earned $978,000 in one year — tax free — to serve as chief for a band of a few hundred people. To put that in perspective, Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes $317,000 a year to run a country of 34 million people. The recent aboriginal Day of Action demonstration snarled traffic in several locations across Canada, including Hwy 2 south of Edmonton. Bands were permitted to form blockades along highways and rail lines while RCMP could only do their best to reroute traffic around the protesters. I couldn’t help wonder what would’ve happened if a group of nonaboriginal protesters attempted to obstruct one of the country’s busiest traffic corridors. The blockades were all part of the much-publicized Idle No More campaign, which seems to have mobilized the native population but lacks a clear


message. In fact, the Idle No More movement seems to be more about inciting the aboriginal people against a common enemy — like the prime minister — rather than earnestly seeking solutions to the cultural and societal problems that plague their people. The muddled message I’ve managed to glean from Idle No More is that Canada’s aboriginal leaders want to protect and even enhance the level of special privilege for natives. But as a nation that values freedom and equality above all, we cannot allow ourselves to be entrapped in this

mess any longer. My generation faces the challenge of fixing a problem that should have been addressed decades ago. How do we straighten out Canada’s aboriginal nightmare so that all native peoples can live productive, happy lives, and our children aren’t still paying the price 50 years from now? It’s time to start phasing out reserves and special aboriginal privilege and begin integrating the native people into places with better opportunity for employment and education. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation recently made a number of rec-

ommendations on ending aboriginal poverty, such as making reserve leadership accountable for the public financing they receive. The argument that we must continue to pay for the way our ancestors treated natives, without making progress toward a solution, can no longer hold water. It’s now time to move forward — together. Leo Paré is the Advocate’s online editor. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter at

Doctor-assisted death debate gets new life, thanks to Quebec Twenty years after the terminally ill Sue Rodriguez lost a Supreme Court battle to obtain the right to an assisted suicide, a first province is poised to make the option available throughout its health-care system. In a move designed to circumvent federal opposition to assisted suicide, Quebec could bring in a law adding the right to a medically assisted death to its end-of-life protocol before the end of the year. Under the proposed regime, CHANTAL Quebec patients HÉBERT in a health predicament similar to Rodriguez or, more recently, Gloria Taylor, who both fought in court for the right to a physician-assisted death at a time of their choosing, would be granted their wish as a matter of provincial health policy. On Monday, a Quebec committee of legal experts reported on the avenues available to the province to move on a file that has long been deemed to fall squarely under federal authority. In an exhaustive report, they concluded that Quebec’s constitutional jurisdiction over health care gives it the latitude to bypass the current Criminal Code ban on assisted suicide, provided that the option is offered within a well-defined medical


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framework. A terminally ill patient would have to take the initiative of requesting medical assistance to terminate his or her life. That assistance would only be made available to patients who are mentally competent and whose resolve has been tested over a cooling-off period of a few weeks. No doctor or nurse could be forced to act against his or her conscience but the province’s health-care institutions would have to ensure that the medical assistance required to end one’s life is available to those who meet the terms set out to obtain it. In a different political environment, the Quebec initiative could help resolve a discussion that increasingly pits a majority of Canadians against federal legislators. By recasting the issue as a medical care one, the committee is ultimately offering the federal government a way to leave the initiative to provincial authorities. But in the real world of 2013 Canadian politics, implementing the expert panel’s prescriptions will almost certainly lead to a collision between Quebec and Stephen Harper’s government. It has been long-standing federal policy to fight any attempt to relax the prohibition on assisted suicide. Ottawa is currently appealing a British Columbia ruling that opens the door to the legalization of medically assisted suicides. Looking the other way while Quebec runs with the recommendations of its panel would be in contradiction with the marching orders issued to federal lawyers in the B.C. case. It would also go against the grain of the

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social conservative wing of the government. It is already irritated by Harper’s refusal to revisit the abortion issue. The will of Parliament — as expressed in a 2010 vote — is clear. In the last minority House of Commons, a private member’s bill to legalize assisted suicide was defeated 228 to 59. Most of the bill’s backers — including some of Harper’s own ministers — were from Quebec, where the will of the National Assembly is even clearer. In their support of prying open the door to medically assisted suicide, Quebec’s main parties are unanimous and the Parti Québécois government is only picking up where its Liberal predecessor left off. If and when legislation is put forward, it will reflect a consensus that crosses partisan lines in Quebec. At the very least, the Quebec developments increase the odds that the Supreme Court will revisit the assisted suicide issue sooner rather than later. If all this sounds like a movie you have seen before, it is because the assisted-suicide debate is on a path that was already travelled over the course of the abortion and same-sex marriage sagas. In both instances, Quebec adopted as liberal an approach as Canada’s legal framework would tolerate early on in the debate. In time, the rest of the country caught up to the province. It is not so much that on such matters Quebec is systematically ahead of the curve as that Parliament has a well-documented tendency to lag behind public opinion. Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer syndicated by the Toronto Star.

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Surgeons need more time; apprenticeship not enough In response to Don Munro’s recent letter, on an apprenticeship for surgeons: Doctors need more than a cursory course of anatomy. They need to know not just what and where everything is, but a thorough knowledge from the cellular level up of every part of the body and this takes years. It isn’t too hard to be shown how to take out a gall bladder, but if something goes wrong with any surgery the doctor has all those years of knowledge to connect what is going wrong and the possible causes. What about specialty surgery? I wouldn’t want anyone with just one year’s experience taking out a tumour from my spine or brain. This is no put down to those who do apprenticeships such as plumbers, electricians, etc., but I think they would all agree being a doctor is not this type of journey to be taken. Shelley Oliver-Menard Red Deer

Who is riding in bike lanes? After spending almost $1 million on bicycle lanes, where are all the people who wanted to ride to work? Is there a problem? They use them in Amsterdam and Vancouver. E. Larry Brown Red Deer

Don’t disrespect Christmas Christmas is gone, New Year’s Day is gone, some of our resolutions are gone, or postponed to next year. It’s next year’s country anyway, and so we give ourselves a little leeway. It’s the “Oh well” thing. This is about a letter you received, written by an irate person around this past Christmas, in which you were to be ashamed of yourself for having allowed, edited, and printed someone else’s letter he disagreed with in regard to Christmas. Personally I hold Christmas very high. This historic event is the reason for our celebration. Values of the past, such as honesty and truth we love to see upheld, and so it is Christmas, remembering the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, and the celebration of it. This irate individual seemed intol-

Traffic control ridiculous It’s red (again), dear! A big “ditto” to Duke Hanson’s letter City traffic lights a mess (Jan. 9). I couldn’t agree more. What happened to our concern about idling engines? We seem to have to idle at every light. It’s ridiculous and frustrating when, as Duke says, you are having to go from one end of town to the other at least a couple of times every day. I also think this stop/go/stop/go contributes to road rage. Perhaps the oil companies control our city lights? Diane Cingel Red Deer

CAT play was excellent My wife and I recently bought tickets to see the Central Alberta Theatre production of Culture Shock for Saturday. After reading the review from Lana Michelin in Saturday’s Advocate, I was a little apprehensive, and wondered if we were wasting our money. Indeed, what a shock we had. It was absolutely hilarious, and in contrast to what Lana said, it brought many “belly laughs” from the capacity crowd. The acting from all five actors was excellent, especially Paul Sutherland (Hillyard Philpott), who I’m sure could pursue a professional career in acting, he was so good. Thank you CAT for putting on such an entertaining show, and I’ve one question for Lana: “Were you really

Graham Hughes Red Deer Editor’s note: Lana Michelin attended opening night, a performance that drew a small crowd. Every performance is different and productions certainly mature and change, night to night. The review suggested this production had the potential to do that.

Racism is far too real In response to Brian McLoughlin’s Jan. 15 letter, Spence is a fraud, I simply would like to state that your comments may need some revision. First, to state that there is little to no racism that goes on towards First Nations peoples is not only ignorant, it is rude. Well, it actually serves the mere purpose of illustrating to everyone that racism is alive and well. Racism does not have to be overt. It can be written and the fact of ignoring it just perpetuates it, exactly in the way you have done. It does cause a barrier, regardless of whether you admit to it or not. Secondly, the whole kindergarten/ ignoring moral you wished to teach us actually does not teach us much. The primary difference is that the child does not want to talk about what they want, Chief Spence does. Next, an individual should ask themselves what spurred the “temper tantrum” in the first place. That can usually help solve the problem. There is a history between Canada and First Nations, whether you want to believe it or not.

Finally, First Nations have their own culture, with their own beliefs, wants, and needs. They value ecology and community over many other concepts. The Idle No More movement, for example, is asking for more than a meeting with the prime minister, it is asking for fairness, in many more fashions than one. A simple look of the Indian Act and how reserves work will testify how unfairly the aboriginal culture is treated. Simply telling the First Nations bands to just suck it up and focus on business does “nothing to help find a solution to a complex and longstanding problem,” as you so correctly put it, especially when their focus may be on something else. The first thing to do is to remain open, which the prime minister did, supposedly, when he admitted a formal apology. However, the second part, because just apologizing will not solve any issue, is to create a dialogue to make the relationship better for both parties, to which the Idle No More movement and Chief Spence are requesting. I support the Idle No More Movement as well as Chief Spence’s fight (as long as it remains peaceful) to create a better dialogue and to protect our ecosystem, among many other things. We can already see that democracy is failing under Conservative rule, and if asking for change is wrongheaded, then consider me a free thinker. Derrick Callan Chair, Council of Canadians Red Deer and Area Chapter Red Deer




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I share many of Jim Sutherland’s reasons for loving Red Deer, especially Red Deer in the summer with its wonderful trails, parks and the Red Deer River. One of my first activities as new to the city was to walk 750 km of trails and paths last summer, which I enjoyed immensely! I would like to add a few more reasons to be grateful that we live in Red Deer: Collicutt Centre, Red Deer College, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, lots of parks and outdoor rinks for kids, excellent teachers for my grandchildren, first-class emergency response services and my neighbours. We are very happy that we chose to move to Red Deer. Dave Jones Red Deer

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VANCOUVER — The latest in a series of shootings in Metro Vancouver has police concerned about the potential for innocent bystanders getting hurt in the crossfire of what could be a return to gang-related violence in the region. RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen said a man who is known to police was arrested five minutes after four people were shot in a targeted hit Wednesday night at a packed banquet hall in Richmond, B.C. “We have a male in custody but we have not determined what his role was in this shooting,” he said Thursday. Thiessen said the suspect was taken into custody a short distance from the scene, where 150 people were gathered. “Police recognize these types of incidents are very concerning to the public. The potential for innocent people to be hurt is high.” Since Sunday, nine people have died and five others have been injured in several violent incidents in Metro Vancouver, Hope and Vanderhoof. Police have said at least five of the incidents were either gang or crime related. Mounties said two men were critically injured in the banquet-hall shooting while two others suffered less serious gunshot wounds and that all the victims are in stable condition. Mark Gordienko, spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada, said some union members and others rented the hall for a private party and found themselves in the midst of the chaos when shots rang out. “Some members and non-members had a party in Richmond to celebrate getting into membership and something happened there,” he said. “I am shocked and saddened by this incident that has affected some of our members.” Gordienko said he does not know whether anyone associated with the union was among the injured. In neighbouring Surrey, Mounties are investigating three targeted shootings that have claimed four lives in that city this week. Homicide teams identified known gang associate Manjinder Singh Hairan, 29, as the man shot to death early Tuesday morning in a north Surrey neighbourhood. The attack came just 36 hours after a double murder in a Surrey apartment garage left John McGiveron and Geordie Carlow, both 33, dead of gunshot wounds. Just hours before that Jan. 13 incident, police said Manjot Dhillon was the victim of a targeted, gangrelated hit, but investigators have not linked any of those crimes and noted the Richmond shooting is unrelated. Gang violence rocked Metro Vancouver in 2011, when police issued a public warning saying anyone near gangster Sukh Dhak, who was also associated with the so-called Duhre group, could be in danger. Dhak and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel were gunned down in Burnaby, a month after notorious gangster Jonathan Bacon was shot dead in a daring gangland hit in Kelowna, where several of his associates were injured.

that no letters are sent electronically. The Queen’s response was circulated among chiefs and Spence supporters this week. While the letter may remove the palace from any official role in the controversy, it does send a signal to the prime minister that he bears great responsibility for the lengthy protest by Spence, said Isadore Day, chief of the Serpent River reserve near Elliot Lake, Ont. “The prime minister needs to have a little bit of moral reflection,” Day said. The fact the Queen wrote back at all is telling, he said. “What I hear in that letter is a recognition and a concern for her health. That message should get through to the prime minister.”

where she says she will continue to protest until the Governor General and the prime minister meet all chiefs on the plight of First Nations people. She announced last week she would boycott a meeting between the Assembly of First Nations and Harper because the Governor General would not be attending. “We have sent a letter to Buckingham Palace, requesting that Queen Elizabeth II send forth her representative, which is the Governor General of Canada,” Spence said in a statement on Jan. 9. By that day, the response from the palace to Francoeur was already in the mail. A Buckingham Palace official would not comment on the correspondence except to say

Jennie Vine, deputy to the senior correspondence officer. “I was reading a (Facebook) post and it was explaining the cause,” Francoeur said, when asked why he wrote to Buckingham Palace. “It said to support the cause, it would be good for somebody to write the Queen and the prime minister.” Francoeur said he was at home nursing a broken toe and had time on his hands to compose the letters. He has not yet heard back from Prime Minister Stephen Harper, so now he has written to the Queen a second time. “I can’t communicate with the prime minister,” he said. “I wanted her to know.” Spence is camped out on Victoria Island, within site of the Parliament Buildings,

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Premier, governors make play for Keystone BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and 10 U.S. Republican governors are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The political leaders have sent a joint letter to Obama that says the pipeline is crucial for energy security and the future economic prosperity of both countries. They also say it will create thousands of jobs on both sides of the border. “There are a number of important elements to Keystone that are important for Saskatchewan, that are important for Canada and ... important for the United States,” Wall said Thursday at the legislature. “And so we wanted to work together with our friends in the United States, with these governors, and put forward what we think is a very compelling case for the U.S. administration to approve Keystone.” The TransCanada (TSX:TRP) line would carry bitumen from the Alberta oilsands to U.S. refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. Wall, who has repeatedly called for Keystone’s approval, admitted his role as a provincial premier isn’t likely to


hold much sway with Obama. “But that’s why we tried to partner with governors who would have a lot more influence ... in the capital,” he said. “I also think where we can have a positive impact in Saskatchewan is to get some information out. As I chatted with the governors on this particular letter, I pointed out to them I think we’ve all fallen down in not talking about the fact that one in seven barrels of the oil in the pipeline is actually American oil.” Wall said the pipeline could also be used to carry oil from the Bakken formation, which is under parts of Montana, North Dakota and Saskatchewan. Alberta Premier Alison Redford was not among the politicians who signed the letter, but Wall said he doesn’t see a problem with that. Redford has been working hard on the file and Saskatch-

ewan wanted to do its part, he said. “I think this is helpful where you have the province of Saskatchewan, with a real stake in the project, also taking a bit of a lead and so we’re happy to do that,” he said. A spokesman for Redford said in an email to The Canadian Press that he did not believe she had been specifically asked to sign the letter. “That said, Premier Redford welcomes every bit of support for Alberta’s efforts to open new markets, and as today’s letter speaks to, it’s in all of Canada’s interests for Alberta to succeed in opening new markets for our oil,” said Stefan Baranski, director of communications for the premier’s office. TransCanada said in a statement that it appreciates the support from Wall and the governors. “As Premier Wall and others recog-

nize, Keystone XL will provide a safe, secure supply of Canadian and U.S. crude oil to U.S. Gulf Coast refineries, forcing out higher-priced, unstable conflict oil from regimes that do not share North American values.” Obama rejected the pipeline last year after environmental groups put enormous pressure on his government. But the government invited TransCanada to file a new application with an altered route that would skirt an ecologically sensitive area in Nebraska. TransCanada has done that. Nebraska’s environmental regulator said in an evaluation of the line’s revised route that it would have “minimal” ecological effects in the state. The state’s governor is reviewing the report and is expected to make a decision in the next couple of weeks. The U.S. State Department, which has jurisdiction because the pipeline crosses an international border, is to make a recommendation to Obama after that. There has been speculation a final decision could come soon. But former Alberta premier Ed Stelmach, speaking at an economic conference in Edmonton, said he doesn’t agree with predictions that Keystone could be approved in the next three months.

Trash response damaging Canada’s environmental reputation: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canada’s consumer-based society and laggardly approach to reducing energy consumption has cast a long shadow over the country’s green reputation, a prominent think tank said Thursday. The Conference Board of Canada released its biannual report card of environmental performance, which ranks 17 developed countries across 14 indicators ranging from air quality to biodiversity. Canada scored below average on nine of the categories and earned an overall grade of C, placing it 15th in the report’s rankings, the conference board said. Only the U.S. and Australia turned in a worse environmental performance, the board added. France took top honours in the ranking, followed by Norway and Sweden. Len Coad, Director of Energy, Environment and Technology Policy at the Conference Board, said Canada’s poor showing is due largely to the country’s comparatively low-key response to environmental challenges. Policy-makers have made strides towards improving Canada’s record, but haven’t reacted as efficiently as many other international players, he said. “Most of the challenges are being addressed, but given that we’re

slipping in the ranking, we’re not addressing them strongly enough or quickly enough,” Coad said in a telephone interview from Calgary. Canada’s performance on municipal waste was particularly alarming, Coad said. Canadians threw out more trash per capita than any of their counterparts in the report, he said, adding waste disposal rates were sometimes more than double the numbers posted by much more densely populated countries such as Japan. The vast majority of the country’s garbage found its way into landfills or incinerators, the report said, adding such activity does no favours for the water supply or air pollution levels.




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ADMISSION OF GUILT He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his “fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France wins, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities. But right from the start and more than two dozen times during the first of a two-part interview Thursday night with Oprah Winfrey, the disgraced former cycling champion acknowledged what he had lied about repeatedly for years, and what had been one of the worst-kept secrets for the better part of a week: He was the ringleader of an elaborate doping scheme on a U.S. Postal Service team that swept him to the top of the podium at the Tour de France time after time.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Rebels 4 Oil Kings 1 The defending WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings brought out the best in the Red Deer Rebels Thursday at the Centrium. “Obviously they’re a great hockey team and we have to play to our maximum abilities to have success and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing against,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter following his club’s 4-1 win before a recorded gathering of 5,161. The Rebels got a hat-trick performance from Rhyse Dieno and a stellar 36-save performance from Patrik Bartosak while improving to 25-18-3-2. Bartosak was sharp throughout the contest and came up with some game-saving stops in the third period with the Rebels up 2-1. Included was a brilliant glove save on T.J. Foster. “Our goaltender made some great saves, some highlight-reel saves with the game on the line,” said Sutter. “That was the TSN turning point, Bryce (assistant coach Thoma) said.” Meanwhile, the Rebels turned in one of their best efforts of the season, getting a first-period goal from Dieno — who tipped in a pass from Brady Gaudet — and surviving a difficult second period in which they were outplayed for the first 10 minutes. “Getting the first goal was huge for us in terms of allowing us to play with the lead,” said Sutter. “We knew we were facing a big test tonight and we were prepared for it.” The visitors ruled the first half of the middle frame and finally pulled even when defenceman Keegan Lowe jumped up into the play and slid the puck under Bartosak during a goalmouth scramble. “For the first 10 minutes of the second we were on our heels. We turned the puck over 11 times in the defensive zone when

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Red Deer Rebels Scott Feser, left, and Cody Thiel crash the net as Edmonton Oil King goaltender laurent Brossoit comes up with a save during second period action at the Centrium Thursday. we had a chance to make a play or get it out,” said Sutter. “You’re playing with fire when you’re playing like that against the Oil Kings and we had to rely on our goaltender. But after that we played well.” Indeed, the Rebels came on in the second half of the middle frame, then got a trio of third-period goals. Dieno potted the eventual winner at 8:20 of the third period after taking a breakaway stretch pass from Scott Feser, and captain Turner Elson accepted a feed from Bran-




● Freestyle skiing: Provincial big air competition at Canyon, 10:30 a.m. to 4 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. ● WHL: Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m. (The Drive).

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● 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.

● Freestyle skiing: Provincial moguls competition at Canyon, 10:30 a.m. to 4 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.

don Underwood and scored from the high slot six minutes later. Dieno sealed the deal with an empty-net marker with one minute remaining. “On my first goal (Edmonton netminder Laurent) Brossoit had just robbed me so I had to get one on that shift,” said Dieno. “Feser send me in with a nice pass on the second one and on that last one Maxie (linemate Brooks Maxwell) made a nice play to get the puck out.”


Calgary Flames’ head coach Bob Hartley, centre, watches a drill during training camp in Calgary, Tuesday. The Flames must adjust quickly to Hartley and company in the NHL’s short season. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Every NHL team wants to get out of the gates quickly in the mad dash for playoff berths this lockoutshortened season, but the Calgary Flames will have to try to win early and often with coach-

es they don’t know. Only Flames forward Alex Tanguay, who played for Bob Hartley in Colorado a decade ago, has more to go on than initial training-camp impressions of Calgary’s new head coach. What’s more, assistants Jacques Cloutier and Martin Gelinas are also new this year.

Goaltending coach Clint Malarchuk is the only member of the on-ice coaching staff back from last season. “I know there’s going to be some adjustments,” captain Jarome Iginla said. “It’s a different style as far as where we want to be, where we want our sticks to be, what we’re forcing and what we’re not. Once you get on the ice, you don’t want to be thinking about it. You want to be going. “I think we spend more time in the video room. We are cramming more. There is definitely a preparing-for-a-test type of thing. We’re all trying to adjust to the new way and be good at it. We expect to be good when the puck drops.” Calgary opens the season Sunday at home against San Jose Sharks, who will be followed into town by the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. The Flames must familiarize themselves with their new coaches on the fly. “This is the time where you try to give them as much information as possible,” Hartley said. “We’re going to get better. Whether in the video room or on the ice, those guys will grab what we’re trying to ac-

complish.” Hartley’s hiring May 31 was Calgary’s fifth coaching change in seven years. The Flames pried Hartley out of a contract with the Swiss league’s Zurich Lions in hopes the 52-year-old from Hawkesbury, Ont., can ignite a franchise that hasn’t made the playoffs in three years. The Flames aren’t alone in starting the season’s sprint with someone new behind the bench, although Ralph Krueger of the Edmonton Oilers served as an assistant with the team for two seasons before his promotion. Michel Therrien returns to coach the Montreal Canadiens after holding that job for parts of three seasons a decade ago. Former Capitals captain Adam Oates is the new coach in Washington. Randy Carlyle of the Maple Leafs is somewhat new as Toronto played 18 games for him last season after Ron Wilson was fired March 2. Hartley said he and his assistants spent copious amounts of time with the digital versions of the Flames when they couldn’t work with the real thing.

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Oilers ready to take next step with young talent BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — After three woebegone seasons of futility, the Edmonton Oilers are no longer bringing a knife to a gunfight. The Oilers open the abbreviated NHL season Sunday with high hopes centred around a core of young sharpshooters, notably the latest No. 1 overall draft pick, Nail Yakupov. Rookie head coach Ralph Krueger says a fast start is critical, given the team has a killer 17-day, nine-game road trip in late February. “It’s going to be a good opportunity at the start with 10 home and seven road games to establish a good base,” Krueger said. “We feel good about the schedule.” Fans are also feeling very good about Yakupov, the bushy-browed Russian teenager with a sweet set of hands and a reputation as half puck wizard, half showboat. For his part, the 19-year-old has kept his head down and his nose clean at training camp, sticking to pabulum bromides on working hard. “We have a lot of skilled players and we will work pretty well this year,” he told reporters. Yakupov knows the heat is on after a so-so performance for his country at the recent world junior championships and controversy over comments in his native tongue that Canucks play “dirty.” In a testament to the Oilers’ newfound skill level, Yakupov is not even slotted in

on the first line. That honour has gone to NHL sophomore and fellow teenager Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Burnaby, B.C., native — the first overall pick in 2011 — centres the top line with 2010 overall No. 1 Taylor Hall on left wing and Jordan Eberle on the right. The trio is expected to make up for its lack of size and experience with dynamite scoring potential. All three played together in Oklahoma City for the Oilers farm team during the 113-day lockout. Eberle led the way with 25 goals and 51 points in 34 games. This week he was named the Oilers’ assistant captain. Nugent-Hopkins is coming off a promising rookie season of 18 goals and 52 points in 62 games. Hall was second in team scoring to Eberle with 27 goals in 61 games last season, and didn’t start playing this year until November as he recuperated from shoulder surgery. Yakupov is penciled in on the left wing with Sam Gagner at centre and veteran Ales Hemsky on the right. Captain Shawn Horcoff is expected to centre the third line flanked by the redoubtable Ryan Smyth to his left and big-bodied Finn Teemu Hartikainen on the right. Arguably the biggest off-season addition to the Oilers was defenceman Justin Schultz.

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Edmonton Oiler Nail Yakupov takes the tape off of his stick during the Oilers training camp in Edmonton, on Monday. The Oilers open the abbreviated NHL season Sunday with high hopes centred around a core of young sharpshooters, notably the latest No. 1 overall draft pick, Yakupov.






Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Valcourt not fazed by role changes ROSS LUPASCHUK

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Ross Lupaschuk is more than the occasional tourist. The former Red Deer Rebels defenceman, a key component of the 20001 Memorial Cup championship team, is a well-travelled European hockey pro, having played overseas since 2005. Selected by the Washington Capitals in the second round of the 1999 NHL entry draft, the Edmonton product was later traded to Pittsburgh and appeared in three NHL games with the Penguins in 2002-03. He spent most of that season and all of the next two years with the Pens’ American League affiliate before taking his skills to Sweden. Lupaschuk, who turns 32 on Saturday, has also played in Russia, Germany, Finland and Austria, where this season he has three goals and 14 points in 26 games with Salzburg EC.

WHO’S HOT Portland Winterhawks overage D Troy Rutkowski has scored at least once in each of the last five games, with seven goals and 11 points during the span dating back to Jan. 5. The six-foot-two, 199-pound Edmonton native has 43 points (15-28) in 43 games this season.

WHO’S CLUTCH Calgary Hitmen C Brady Brassart has sniped a league-leading five game-winning goals. The 19-year-old from Vernon, B.C., is second in team scoring with 18 goals and 50 points in 38 games.

THEY SAID IT “We got outhit in our own rink. We got beat to every loose puck. We lost every battle. We lost every face-off of significance. They might as well have dropped the puck in our zone on the power play because as soon it hit the ice it was going back into our zone anyway.” — Moose Jaw Warriors head coach Mike Stothers, to the Moose Jaw TimesHerald, following a 6-2 home-ice loss to the Brandon Wheat Kings last weekend.

Red Deer’s Collin Valcourt has been a steady contributor for the Spokane Chiefs but was traded to the Saskatoon Blades at the Trade deadline. Now the veteran forward is looking forward to helping the Blades in the playoffs and Memorial Cup. Photo contributed

RED DEER NATIVE COLLIN VALCOURT HAS PLAYED ON THREE DIFFERENT LINES SINCE BEING ACQUIRED BY THE SASKATOON BLADES AT THE TRADE DEADLINE BUT THAT HASN’T AFFECTED THE VETERAN FORWARD WHO IS JUST LOOKING TO CONTRIBUTE IN ANY WAY HE CAN BY DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN SASKATOON STARPHOENIX Collin Valcourt has played three games for the Saskatoon Blades since being acquired at last Thursday’s WHL trade deadline and has skated on three different lines. Last Friday against the visiting Red Deer Rebels, Valcourt was with Shane McColgan and Josh Nicholls on the first line. Because of the return of Nathan Burns from a concussion, a night later Valcourt moved

down to a checking unit with Lukas Sutter and fellow deadline acquisition Erik Benoit. And with the Blades in search of more offence, rookie Matt Revel took Sutter’s place with Valcourt and Benoit Tuesday night when the Blades faced the Kootenay Ice. The 19-year-old winger’s role has changed each time he’s been on the ice, but that hasn’t bothered him one bit. “My whole career I’ve been a shutdown guy and also a topline guy,” said Valcourt, a Red Deer native. “It’s not that differ-

ent. I just try to fill the role that they give me.” Acquired from Spokane for a 2013 fifth-round WHL bantam pick and a first-rounder in 2015, Valcourt became expendable when the Chiefs (28-14-10) brought in 19-year-old Swiss winger Alessio Bertaggia from Brandon. Blades head coach and general manager Lorne Molleken admitted he pushed hard for three days before the deadline to make the deal for Valcourt. Unlike Benoit, who requested a trade from the Ice, and the

Blades’ other deadline acquisition Michael Ferland, who was anticipating a move from his struggling Brandon team, Valcourt never thought he’d be moved from the perennial Western Conference power. “I wasn’t expecting to be traded, but afterwards I found out there was a lot of talk about it,” he said. “It was heartbreaking at first but after I realized who I went to it was very exciting. It’s not every day you find out you’re going to a Memorial Cup (team).” With the Blades hosting the Memorial Cup in May, Molleken wanted to round out his team with veteran players that had plenty of playoff experience. Ferland competed in the 2010 Canadian major junior championship and Benoit did the same thing a year later. Valcourt, meanwhile, has appeared in 29 post-season games for the Chiefs over the past two seasons. “As we move forward, we’re comfortable with this group,” Molleken said. “We improved our team at the deadline.” The six-foot-two, 205-pound Valcourt has 13 goals, 23 points and 72 penalty minutes in 44 games this season. He’s looking forward to building on those numbers and helping the Blades in the playoffs in whatever way he can. “I’ve just got to bring my presence and show the young guys how to do it,” Valcourt said. “It’s a very rewarding experience playing in the playoffs and winning series. “It’s exciting — sometimes overwhelming. You’ve just got to bring it every night.” As a member of the Red Deer midget AAA Optimist Rebels during the 2009-10 season, Valcourt scored 17 goals and added 15 assists for 32 points in 30 games. He also rang up 59 minutes in penalties. Valcourt joined Spokane for the 2010-11 season and garnered 25 points (8-17) in 53 regularseason games and 10 points (1-9) in 16 playoff outings. The following year he contributed 16 goals and 30 points during the regular season and a goal and an assist in 13 playoff games.

Dumba earns spot in Minnesota Wild lineup Mathew Dumba’s good fortune may be a As Yeo noted, Dumba has clearly made kick in the teeth to the Red Deer Rebels. the most of his opportunity. Dumba, the seventh overall selection in “The plan going into it was to come up last year’s NHL entry draft, left for Minne- for a week or what not, have the experiapolis-St. Paul last weekend to attend the ence, and go back to my junior team,” Dumtraining camp of the Minnesota ba told Michael Russo of the Wild with the understanding that Minneapolis Star Tribune. “(But) I he would return to the Rebels think I can handle it.” Thursday. But — regarding the Rebels ★ ★ ★ ★ — a not-so-funny thing happened while Dumba was skating and While the major focus regardscrimmaging with the pros. He ing player transactions was on stood out, to the extent that he the Jan. 10 trade deadline, a will open the regular season deal between the Swift Current with the Wild Saturday versus Broncos and Lethbridge Hurthe visiting Colorado Avalanche. ricanes three days prior to the Steve Kampfer, a pro since deadline may prove to be the 2009 with 61 games of NHL expemost consequential. GREG rience, was reassigned Thursday Broncos GM/head coach Mark MEACHEM to make room for Dumba, one Lamb raised more than a few of seven defencemen on Minneeyebrows around the league sota’s season-opening roster. when he pried talented 17-yearDumba can play up to five old forward Jay Merkley from games with the Wild before the team has the ‘Canes in return for rugged winger Josh to absorb the first year of his three-year Derko, currently recovering from a broken entry level contract. With the club already ankle, and a third-round pick in the 2014 at the league’s 50-contract limit and Marco bantam draft. Scandella and Jonas Brodin working their “It was no secret that I was looking for way back from injuries, it’s quite likely the type of player that we got,” Lamb told that Dumba will return to the Rebels in the Brad Brown of the Prairie Post. “I’d innear future. quired about him a couple months earlier But for now, at least, he’s an NHL player, and . . . it’s a significant, big deal for this although the club hasn’t confirmed whether organization.” he will be in the lineup Saturday. Merkley, the third-overall pick in the “It’s pretty crazy,” Dumba told Ben 2010 bantam draft, scored 14 goals and addGoessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. ed eight assists with the Hurricanes this “These last five days have gone by so quick season and has sniped two goals and colfor me. It’s an awesome feeling to be here lected three points in four games with the right now.” Broncos. “He’s earned it,” Wild coach Mike Yeo The Calgary native waived a no-trade said. clause with the ‘Canes to make the trade “He’s been really good up to this point. happen. There’s no guarantees for anything except “In simple terms, there was just no room the next couple days. We definitely want for me to move up in Lethbridge,” said to have a chance to, No. 1, reward him, and Merkley. “I felt like this would be a better No. 2, watch him play a little bit more.” opportunity for myself.


“I was playing a third-line role and that’s not really the type of player I am. I’m not a big checker or trying to prevent goals. I like to be more on the offensive side of things.” Lamb revealed that he also inquired at the deadline about disgruntled 17-year-old forward Alex Forsberg, who decided not to return to the Prince George Cougars following the Christmas break. The asking price, it turned out, was too high. “We got the ’95 player that we wanted,” said Lamb, in reference to Merkley. “My pricetag of where I thought we could go was not even close to where Prince George had Forsberg at. (Prince George GM Dallas Thompson) just said if he didn’t get what the price was he wasn’t going to trade him, and he didn’t trade him.” Just notes: The Kamloops Blazers continued their puzzling slide Wednesday with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Victoria Royals, who had defeated the visitors 6-4 the night before. The once red-hot Blazers, a mere 4-4-1-1 in their last 10 outings, fell short Wednesday despite the fact the Royals were minus six regular forwards who have combined for 126 points this season. Victoria nailed down the victory when defenceman Tyler Stahl scored on a slapshot. “I’m not a finesse guy, so I thought I would put my strength into the shot, Stahl, who thought head coach Dave Lowry was joking when he called his number during the shootout, told Cleve Dheensaw of the Victoria Times Colonist . . . Meanwhile, the upstart Kootenay Ice posted their ninth win against one loss since Dec. 29 with a 3-2 overtime triumph over the host Prince Albert Raiders. Sam Reinhart was the hero, scoring his second goal of the game with 26 seconds remaining in the extra session. After starting the season with just 10 wins in 35 games, the Ice have moved up to 10th place in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the Regina Pats and just four back of the eighth-place Medicine Hat Tigers.

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Janzen utilizes opportunity to lead Queens to win BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 3 Griffins 1 It’s tough to be a backup goaltender at any level. It’s even tougher in the Alberta Colleges Women’s Hockey League with only two games a week and 18 overall during the regular season. But RDC Queens rookie Caitlyn Janzen has done an admirable job of backing up starter Camille Trautman. Janzen has only played in two games this season, but won them both and has allowed only two goals. Her latest outing came Thursday when she backstopped the Queens to a 3-1 victory over the Grant MacEwan University Griffins before close to 200 fans at the Arena. “I knew coming in I’d be the backup goalie and it was a matter of working and pushing,� said the Saskatchewan native, who played with Swift Current. Janzen was also a step behind when she finally got on the ice this season after being involved in a car accident prior to the season and missing close to a month with a concussion. Add that to the fact she was behind the league’s top netminder — Trautman — it was tough to find playing time. “You have to respect the top goalie and we are battling to finish in top place (in the league),� she said. Janzen needed a little time Thursday to find her game legs. She allowed the game’s first goal by Megan Grbavac at 11:21 of the first period, on a shot between her legs from the right circle. She was obviously upset. “I was frustrated, but I realize it happens to even the best goalies and I had to shake it off,� said Janzen, who only got better as the game wore on and finished with 19 saves, including eight in the third period. “She had a rough start, but she hasn’t played much and I’d be nervous too,� said Queens head coach Trevor Keeper. “But after that first goal she settled down and did a good job of tracking the puck and controlling her rebounds. She got more relaxed as the game wore on and made several good saves, especially in the third period.� Janzen, who is in her first year of kinesiology and sports studies, has only played in goal for four years. “I played defence before, but my whole family were goalies, so it was natural for me to go in the net. The toughest thing is the mental part, to stay mentally focused even when you’re not getting many shots.� You could see some of her play from her defensive days in the third period when she charged out of the net to knock the puck away from a MacEwan forward, who was chasing a loose puck at the RDC blueline.

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Red Deer College Queen Jade Petrie and Grant MacEwan player Ashley Holt battle for the puck during first period action at the Arena in Red Deer Thursday. “I like charging out, it scares the opposition,� she said with a laugh. Once the Griffins took the lead the Queens didn’t take long to regain control as Ashley Graf scored at 13:10 and Jayna Kitchen at 14:19. “We’re trying to teach the girls to be poised no matter what happens,� said Keeper. “It’s a game of momentum and the girls are good at staying focused after getting down and they push harder once we get scored on.� Emily Lougheed connected on a perfect shot from the slot at 1:30 of the second period to complete the scoring. All three RDC goals came against starting netminder Brenna McNulty, who faced 18 shots. Morgan Glover came on at 2:23 of the second period and shut the door, making 19 saves, several of the outstanding variety.

It was the third straight impressive win for the 103 Queens after the Christmas break. “The second half of the season we’ve tried to be more intense,� continued Keeper. “We’ve shortened the practices and worked more on game situations. We want to roll four lines and three sets of defence and pressure the other team into giving us the puck. And once we get it we’ll have the energy to keep it.� � MacEwan took two of three minor penalties . . . Queens were without defenceman Casey Nicholson, so Leah Boucher moved back . . . RDC and MacEwan meet again tonight at Confederation Arena in Edmonton . . . Queens don’t play at home until Feb. 2 when they host the NAIT Ooks in what will be the battle for first place . . . Gillian Altheim had an assist and moved into the scoring lead with 19 points.

Anthony lead Knicks to win in London over Pistons BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert reacts as he attacks under pressure from Detroit Pistons forward Kyle Singler during their NBA game at the 02 arena in London, Thursday.

Knicks 102 Pistons 87 LONDON — Back in London and back on the basketball court, Carmelo Anthony went right back to his winning ways. The Knicks star was the main attraction at the O2 Arena on Thursday, five months after he helped the United States win the Olympic gold medal at the same venue. This time, he led the New York Knicks over the Detroit Pistons, 102-87 in the third regular-season NBA game played in the British capital. “It felt good out there,� said Anthony, who scored 18 points in the first half as the Knicks (25-13) jumped out to a big early lead. “I definitely had some flashbacks out there. Running out there on the court, just being in the O2 Arena.� Part of Anthony’s strong showing against the Pistons (14-25) may be attributed to his diet. He recently ended a two-week fasting period, and definitely seems to be getting his strength back. “I felt better than I was the last couple of games,� Anthony said. “I’m back eating right, eating what I’m supposed to be eating.� Anthony has now scored at least 20 points in 25 straight games, extending the longest such streak of his career. “He got off to such a hot start, and then he just kind of played

as the game came to him,� Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “He was getting double-teamed and I thought he did a great job in sacrificing the basketball, which he has to do.� Anthony’s hot start was no surprise for Pistons coach Lawrence Frank. “You know going in, there’s no secrets, he’s the best first-quarter scorer in the league,� Frank said. Amare Stoudemire added 17 points for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 16. Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points. The Pistons were the home team at the O2 Arena, but the crowd certainly favoured the Knicks and Anthony. It helped. “This goes to show you, our sport is global, there’s no doubt about that,� Woodson said. “The fans tonight were fantastic both ways, especially for us.� After Tayshaun Prince netted a pair of free throws for the opening points of the game, the Knicks went on tear. Tyson Chandler started it off with a dunk, and Anthony soon followed with a pair of 3-pointers sandwiched between Jason Kidd’s 3-pointer and Chris Copeland’s layup. Iman Shumpert, in his season debut after recovering from knee surgery, nailed another 3-pointer soon after to complete the 16-0 run and put the Knicks in control. “The Knicks got off to a great start,� Bynum said. “We were kind

of playing catch up from then on.� Trailing 56-41 at the half, the Pistons mounted a third-quarter comeback. They scored 10 straight points midway through the period amid their own 16-2 run to cut the lead to 67-63. Anthony ended the run with a pass rather than another basket. The Knicks forward drilled a pass across the baseline to Steve Novak, who nailed a jumper. Stoudemire then sank a free throw before Smith hit a jump shot after running the court with his own rebound. Anthony finished off the third quarter with a lay-in to make it 75-63. In the fourth, the Pistons briefly cut the lead to single digits when Bynum scored seven straight points to make it 83-75, but the Knicks pulled away again — this time for good. “We came here to win a game, so it’s very, very disappointing,� Frank said. “This is not a vacation. We’re not tourists. We came here to play a competition ... on an international stage, which is a privilege and an honour to be selected, so it’s disappointing that we came up short and didn’t play our best.� The Knicks had won only three of their last eight games heading into Thursday’s action, but they now have won two straight and next host the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. For the Pistons, who next host the Boston Celtics on Sunday, it’s their second loss in a row.


The Hunting Hills Lightning rolled to a 57-38 victory over the Stettler Wildcats in Central Alberta Senior Girls’ Basketball League play at Hunting Hills Thursday. Madeline Klootwyk had 13 points and Wendy Cortes 12 for the Lightning while Dacia Gramlick had 16 for the ‘Cats. In other girls’ action, the Lacombe Rams beat the West Central Rebels of Rocky Mountain House 65-59 with Kirstin Ramsay hitting 22 points and Alana Ell 12.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Prince Albert 45 26 15 1 3 158 Swift Current 47 22 20 3 2 141 Saskatoon 43 21 20 0 2 145 Regina 46 18 24 2 2 122 Brandon 45 16 25 2 2 128 Moose Jaw 45 14 23 3 5 112

GA 138 130 145 168 187 155

Pt 56 49 44 40 36 36

Central Division GP W LOTLSOL Edmonton 45 30 10 2 3 Calgary 45 30 11 1 3 Red Deer 48 25 18 3 2 Lethbridge 47 21 20 1 5 Medicine Hat 45 20 22 2 1 Kootenay 45 19 25 1 0

GA 101 117 144 150 161 150

Pt 65 64 55 48 43 39

GF 159 162 137 148 157 119

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF Kelowna 45 32 10 2 1 196 Kamloops 47 29 13 2 3 164 Victoria 43 23 17 1 2 135 Prince George 43 13 24 2 4 107 Vancouver 45 12 33 0 0 126

Thursday’s Summary

GA 113 127 143 156 193

Pt 67 63 49 32 24

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 43 37 5 1 0 199 91 75 Spokane 44 28 15 1 0 171 135 57 Tri-City 45 26 16 1 2 148 130 55 Everett 45 17 26 0 2 111 166 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. Wednesday’s results Kelowna 5 Spokane 3 Kootenay 3 Prince Albert 2 (OT) Tri-City 9 Vancouver 5 Victoria 3 Kamloops 2 (SO) Thursday’s result Red Deer 4 Edmonton 1 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.

Rebels 4 Oil Kings 1 First Period 1. Red Deer, Dieno 12 (Gaudet) 11:25 (pp) Penalties - Underwood RD (tripping) 4:03, Baddock Edm (tripping) 10:26. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Lowe 10 (Foster, Cheek) 14:22 Penalties - Baddock Edm (roughing, fighting) 0:23, Underwood RD (instigator, fighting, 10-minute misconduct) 0:23, Fafard RD (tripping) 17:18. Third Period 3. Red Deer, Dieno 13 (Feser) 8:20 4. Red Deer, Elson 16 (Underwood) 14:10 5. Red Deer, Dieno 14 19:00 (en) Penalties - Sautner Edm (tripping) 5:50. Shots on goal Edmonton 12 16 9 — 37 Red Deer 9 12 8 — 29 Goal — Edmonton: Brossoit (L, 19-5-2); Red Deer: Bartosak (W, 18-8-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 0-2; Red Deer: 1-2. Attendance — 5,161 at Red Deer, Alta. AJHL North Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Spruce Grove 43 27 10 6 138 111 60 Grand Prairie 42 26 14 2 139 112 54 Whitecourt 44 23 13 8 172 160 54 Drayton Valley 45 24 16 5 136 121 53 Bonnyville 44 22 14 8 124 127 52 Fort McMurray 44 22 18 4 117 134 48 Sherwood Park 43 20 18 5 128 137 45 Lloydminster 45 14 25 6 120 172 34 South Division GP W L OTL GF GA Pt Brooks 42 38 2 2 208 79 78 Camrose 43 25 15 3 125 110 53 Okotoks 42 23 15 4 124 113 50 Drumheller 44 22 18 4 132 123 48 Canmore 42 18 19 5 112 143 41 Cal. Mustangs 46 16 25 5 132 161 37 Olds 48 17 28 3 136 174 37 Cal. Canucks 45 14 28 3 108 174 31 Note: Two points for a win, one for an overtime loss. Wednesday’s results Drumheller 4 Calgary Mustangs 1 Sherwood Park 6 Lloydminster 1 Thursday’s result Canmore 3 Calgary Canucks 2 Friday’s games Sherwood Park at Bonnyville, 7 p.m. Drayton Valley at Spruce Grove, 7 p.m. Calgary Mustangs at Brooks, 7 p.m. Camrose at Drumheller, 7:30 p.m. Olds at Grande Prairie, 7:30 p.m. Okotoks at Fort McMurray, 8 p.m.

Saturday’s games 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. Sunday’s games Prince George at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m. Everett at Vancouver, 5 p.m.

Pt 48 42 40 38 34

Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL Springfield 36 21 9 3 3 Bridgeport 38 18 16 2 2 Connecticut 38 16 18 3 1 Albany 34 14 13 1 6 Adirondack 35 15 18 1 1

GF GA 123 90 121 125 104 119 90 93 83 100

Pt 48 40 36 35 32

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

East Division W LOTLSOL 24 8 2 3 24 8 1 3 20 17 1 1 18 17 2 1 14 19 2 1

GF GA 131 100 118 87 103 94 91 96 89 111

Pt 53 52 42 39 31

Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

GP Syracuse 37 Binghamton 36 Hershey 39 W-B/Scranton 38 Norfolk 36

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Toronto 36 22 11 1 2 124 91 Abbotsford 38 19 12 3 4 86 80 Lake Erie 39 20 16 2 1 121 121 Rochester 37 19 15 2 1 124 117 Hamilton 38 13 20 1 4 80 120

Pt 47 45 43 41 31

Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL Grand Rapids 38 22 12 2 2 Chicago 35 18 12 3 2 Milwaukee 37 17 14 3 3 Rockford 38 19 17 1 1 Peoria 38 17 17 2 2

Pt 48 41 40 40 38

GF GA 118 103 94 94 97 107 116 114 92 118

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Charlotte 41 24 12 2 3 126 103 53 Texas 39 22 12 3 2 103 98 49 Houston 38 18 13 4 3 108 106 43 Okla. City 38 18 15 2 3 118 122 41 San Antonio 40 16 20 0 4 100 114 36 Note: A team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Wednesday’s results Abbotsford 2 Hamilton 1 (SO) Binghamton 5 Rochester 1 Charlotte 1 Grand Rapids 0 Chicago 4 Texas 1 Hershey 3 Worcester 2 (SO) Thursday’s result Grand Rapids 5 Charlotte 3

Saturday’s games Camrose at Spruce Grove, 7 p.m. Okotoks at Bonnyville, 7 p.m. Brooks at Drumheller, 7:30 p.m. Sherwood Park at Lloydminster, 7:30 p.m. Calgary Canucks at Grande Prairie, 7:30 p.m. Olds at Whitecourt, 7:30 p.m. Canmore at Fort McMurray, 8 p.m.

Central Division W L Pct 24 16 .600 22 15 .595 20 18 .526 14 25 .359 10 31 .244

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 30 11 .732 — Memphis 24 13 .649 4 Houston 21 19 .525 8 Dallas 17 23 .425 12 New Orleans 13 26 .333 16 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 31 8 .795 — Denver 24 17 .585 8 Utah 21 19 .525 10 Portland 20 19 .513 11 Minnesota 16 20 .444 13 Pacific Division W L Pct

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Andreas Seppi (21), Italy, def. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3), 6-2. Ricardas Berankis, Lithuania, def. Florian Mayer (25), Germany, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Marcel Granollers (30), Spain, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-2. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, def. James Duckworth, Australia, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 10-8. Bernard Tomic, Australia, def. Daniel Brands, Germany, 6-7 (4), 7-5, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8). Gael Monfils, France, def. Yen-hsun Lu, Taiwan, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 0-6, 6-1, 8-6. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Jarkko Nieminen, Finland, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-1. WOMEN Singles Second Round Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Eleni Daniilidou, Greece, 6-1, 6-0. Serena Williams (3), U.S., def. Garbine Muguruza, Spain, 6-2, 6-0. Laura Robson, Britain, def. Petra Kvitova (8), Czech Republic, 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. Caroline Wozniacki (10), Denmark, def. Donna Ve-

Jhonattan Vegas David Lingmerth Brian Davis Robert Allenby Kevin Chappell Matt Jones Jeff Klauk Chris Starkjohann Scott McCarron Shawn Stefani Bob Estes Matt Every Martin Laird Rory Sabbatini Kevin Na Kevin Streelman Dicky Pride Jeff Overton Brad Fritsch David Lynn John Merrick Steve Marino Brendon de Jonge Chris Stroud Derek Ernst Nicholas Thompson Casey Wittenberg Joey Snyder III Will Claxton Tom Gillis D.J. Trahan Scott Verplank Fabian Gomez Justin Hicks James Driscoll Matt Kuchar Ryo Ishikawa Luke List D.H. Lee Henrik Norlander Jason Bohn Geoff Ogilvy Scott Gardiner Sean O’Hair John Rollins Eric Meierdierks Bud Cauley David Mathis Blake Adams Troy Matteson Bill Haas Wes Short, Jr. Scott Langley Camilo Villegas Tim Clark Lucas Glover Steven Bowditch Gary Woodland Davis Love III Robert Karlsson

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kic, Croatia, 6-1, 6-4. Maria Kirilenko (14), Russia, def. Peng Shuai, China, 7-5, 6-2. Roberta Vinci (16), Italy, def. Akgul Amanmuradova, Uzbekistan, 6-3, 6-2. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, def. Lucie Safarova (17), Czech Republic, 7-5, 7-5. Elena Vesnina, Russia, def. Varvara Lepchenko (21), U.S., 6-4, 6-2. Yanina Wickmayer (20), Belgium, def. Jana Cepelova, Slovakia, 7-6 (8), 7-5. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Hsieh Su-wei (26), Taiwan, 6-2, 6-1. Sloane Stephens (29), U.S., def. Kristina Mladenovic, France, 6-4, 6-3. Ayumi Morita, Japan, def. Annika Beck, Germany, 6-2, 6-0. Jamie Hampton, U.S., def. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 6-1, 6-2. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, def. Daria Gavrilova, Russia, 7-5, 6-3. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, def. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 1-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, def. Shahar Peer, Israel, 6-2, 7-5.

Brian Stuard Joe Ogilvie Graham DeLaet Ben Crane Justin Bolli David Hearn Ken Duke Phil Mickelson Cameron Percy Greg Owen Bart Bryant John Senden Brett Quigley Steve LeBrun Aaron Watkins Seung-Yul Noh Charlie Wi Morgan Hoffmann Brendan Steele

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Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship Thursday At Abu Dhabi Golf Club Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.7 million Yardage: 7,605; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round Jamie Donaldson, Wales 33-34 — Justin Rose,England 32-35 — Thorbjorn, Olesen, Denmark 34-34 — Pablo Larrazabal, Spain 36-32 — Wen-Chong Liang, China 33-36 — George Coetzee, South Africa 36-33 — Henrik Stenson, Sweden 36-33 — Michael Campbell, New Zealand33-36 — David Howell, England 36-33 — Jeev Milkha Singh, India 33-37 — Joost Luiten, Netherlands 35-35 — Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Spain35-35— Thongchai Jaidee, Thailand 36-34 — Danny Willett, England 36-34 — Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark 37-33 — Richard Green, Australia 35-36 — Jason Dufner, United States 36-35 — Branden Grace, South Africa 36-35 — Martin Kaymer, Germany 37-34 — Lee Slattery, England 35-36 — Andy Sullivan, England 34-37 — Johan Edfors, Sweden 37-34 — Simon Wakefield, England 36-35 — Chris Paisley, England 36-35 — Ricardo Santos, Portugal 34-37 — Anders Hansen, Denmark 34-37 — Ernie Els, South Africa 35-36 — Paul Casey, England 36-35 — Gareth Maybin, Northern Ireland35-36 — Joel Sjoholm, Sweden 34-37 — Also Padraig Harrington, Ireland 35-37 — Thomas Bjorn, Denmark 35-37 —


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Wednesday’s Games Chicago 107, Toronto 105, OT Orlando 97, Indiana 86 Atlanta 109, Brooklyn 95 Dallas 105, Houston 100 Oklahoma City 117, Denver 97 New Orleans 90, Boston 78 San Antonio 103, Memphis 82 Cleveland 93, Portland 88 Sacramento 95, Washington 94 Miami 92, Golden State 75 Thursday’s Games New York 102, Detroit 87 L.A. Clippers 90, Minnesota 77 Milwaukee 98, Phoenix 94 Miami at L.A. Lakers, Late Friday’s Games Chicago at Boston, 5 p.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Houston at Indiana, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Brooklyn, 5:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis,6 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Denver, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games San Antonio at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 6 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Utah, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Portland, 8 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m.

Baltimore at New England, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)

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

Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 27 At Honolulu AFC vs. NFC, 5 p.m. (NBC) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 4 p.m. (CBS) NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery) Spread O/U NFC Championship SAN FRANCISCO at Atlanta 3.5 48.5 AFC Championship Baltimore at NEW ENGLAND 8.5 51.5


Golf PGA Humana Challenge LA QUINTA, California — Thursday’s results from the first round of the $5.6-million, 7,060 yard, par 72 Humana Challenge at the La Quinta Country Club First Round Roberto Castro 32-31 — 63 Jason Kokrak 32-31 — 63 James Hahn 30-33 — 63 Russell Henley 32-32 — 64 Greg Chalmers 32-32 — 64 Doug LaBelle II 32-32 — 64 Aaron Baddeley 33-31 — 64 Jeff Maggert 33-32 — 65 Daniel Summerhays 33-32 — 65 Michael Bradley 32-33 — 65 Ricky Barnes 30-35 — 65 Charley Hoffman 32-33 — 65 Cameron Tringale 32-33 — 65 Ryan Palmer 34-31 — 65 Jerry Kelly 32-33 — 65 Patrick Cantlay 31-34 — 65 Johnson Wagner 34-32 — 66 Stewart Cink 31-35 — 66 Zach Johnson 33-33 — 66 Darron Stiles 35-31 — 66 Kevin Stadler 31-35 — 66 Jimmy Walker 33-33 — 66 Robert Garrigus 34-32 — 66 Bo Van Pelt 34-32 — 66 Scott Stallings 33-33 — 66 Bryce Molder 34-32 — 66 Richard H. Lee 30-36 — 66 Bobby Gates 31-35 — 66 Jesper Parnevik 35-32 — 67 Stuart Appleby 33-34 — 67 Paul Haley II 34-33 — 67 Andrew Svoboda 35-32 — 67 Lee Williams 34-33 — 67 Sang-Moon Bae 37-30 — 67 D.A. Points 35-32 — 67 Justin Leonard 34-33 — 67 Robert Streb 35-32 — 67 Charles Howell III 31-36 — 67 Brian Gay 32-35 — 67 Billy Horschel 32-35 — 67 Harris English 34-33 — 67 Kyle Stanley 30-37 — 67 Mike Weir 34-33 — 67 Brandt Snedeker 33-34 — 67 Stephen Ames 35-32 — 67 Tag Ridings 33-34 — 67 Erik Compton 33-34 — 67 Pat Perez 33-35 — 68 William McGirt 35-33 — 68 Carl Pettersson 35-33 — 68 Chris Kirk 33-35 — 68 Ben Kohles 34-34 — 68 Alistair Presnell 30-38 — 68 Boo Weekley 33-35 — 68 Colt Knost 33-35 — 68

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Thursday’s Sports Transactions

Thursday’s Australian Open results MELBOURNE, Australia — Results Thursday from the US$31.608-million Australian Open hardcourt event at Melbourne Park (seedings in parentheses): MEN Singles Second Round Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Joao Sousa, Portugal, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4. Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, def. Benjamin Becker, Germany, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7), France, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-3. Richard Gasquet (9), France, def. Alejandro Falla, Colombia, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Marin Cilic (12), Croatia, def. Rajeev Ram, U.S., 7-5, 6-2, 6-4. Milos Raonic (13), Thornhill, Ont., def. Lukas Rosol, Czech Rep., 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-3. Gilles Simon (14), France, def. Jesse Levine, Ottawa, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Philipp Kohlschreiber (17), Germany, def. Amir Weintraub, Israel, 6-2, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

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


Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (FOX)


Canyon Ski Hill will host the Alberta Freestyle Ski Provincial No. 1 competition this weekend. Over 80 competitors from the province, including 12 from the Central Alberta Club, will be on hand for the moguls competition on Saturday and the Big Air on Sunday. Both disciplines run from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and will consist of age group and open categories. The Central Alberta athletes will compete both days.

Southeast Division W L Pct GB 25 12 .676 — 22 16 .579 3 14 24 .368 11 9 29 .237 16 7 29 .194 17

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Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 12 Baltimore 38, Denver 35, 2OT San Francisco 45, Green Bay 31 Sunday, Jan. 13 Atlanta 30, Seattle 28 New England 41, Houston 28

Friday’s games Albany at Adirondack, 5 p.m. Lake Erie at Hershey, 5 p.m. Connecticut at Springfield, 5 p.m. Toronto at Binghamton, 5:05 p.m. Portland at Providence, 5:05 p.m. Syracuse at Rochester, 5:05 p.m. St. John’s at Norfolk, 5:30 p.m. Manchester at Worcester, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Peoria at Rockford, 6:05 p.m. Texas at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday’s games Calgary Canucks at Whitecourt, 2:30 p.m. Olds at Drayton Valley, 2:30 p.m.

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 25 13 .658 — Brooklyn 23 16 .590 2 Boston 20 18 .526 5 Philadelphia 16 23 .410 9 Toronto 14 25 .359 11

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Portland 38 23 13 1 1 117 112 Worcester 38 19 15 1 3 99 113 Providence 35 19 14 0 2 88 97 Manchester 38 17 17 2 2 107 105 St. John’s 38 16 20 1 1 92 113

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BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with Jarrod Saltalamacchia on a one-year contract. HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel and C Jason Jaramillo on minor league contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with RHP Joba Chamberlain on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with C John Jaso and OF Seth Smith on one-year contracts. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with LHP Matt Harrison on a five-year contract and RHP Neftali Feliz ona one-year contract. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Assigned LHP Tommy Hottovy outright to Buffalo (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Named Randy Ready manager of Gwinnett (IL); Dennis Lewallyn pitching coach of Mississippi (SL); John Moses hitting coach and Joe Toenjes trainer of Lynchburg (Carolina); Bobby Moore hitting coach and Kyle Damschroder trainer of Rome (SAL); Joe Luat trainer of Danville (Appalachian); and William Martinez pitching coach, Carlos Mendez hitting coach and Julie Hernandez trainer of the Gulf Coast Braves. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with OF Carlos Gomez on a one-year contract. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with RHP Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Karstens on a one-year contract and OF/1B Brad Hawpe and C Lucas May on minor league contracts. Designated RHP Zach Stewart for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with OF Wil Venable on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Rafael Soriano on a two-year contract. American Association WICHITA WINGNUTS — Signed LHP Kristhiam Linares. Released OF Steve Stanley. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed INF Anthony Boza. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed RHP Mickey Jannis to a contract extension. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Tyler Lavigne. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed SS Spiker Helms. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed INF Cannon Lester. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed RHP Logan Dodds, C Doug Joyce and INF Nathan Tomaszewski. Placed RHP Willy Kesler on the retired list. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Mike James to a second 10-day contract. MIAMI HEAT — Recalled C Dexter Pittman from Sioux Falls (NBADL). PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Signed G Shelvin Mack to a 10-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Named Bruce Arians offensive co-ordinator. BUFFALO BILLS — Named Ike Hilliard wide receivers coach, John Anselmo special teams assistant and Hal Luther assistant strength and conditioning coacy. Announced offensive co-ordinator Nathaniel Hackett will also serve as quarterbacks coach. CHICAGO BEARS — Announced defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will not return next season. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Norv Turner offensive co-ordinator, Brad Roll strength and conditioning coach, Mike Sullivan offensive line coach and Scott Turner wide receivers coach. DENVER BRONCOS — Promoted quarterbacks coach Adam Gase to offensive co-ordinator. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Named Tom McMahon special teams co-ordinator. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Named Gus Bradley coach. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed TE Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Named Ken Whisenhunt offensive co-ordinator. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Named Dan Quinn

defensive co-ordinator. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed QB Nathan Enderle to a reserve/future contract. Named Shawn Jefferson wide receivers coach, George Henshaw tight ends coach and Sylvester Croom running backs coach. Promoted quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to offensive co-ordinator. Reassigned wide receivers coach Dave Ragone to quarterbacks coach, assistant offensive line coach Nate Kaczor to special teams coach and special teams assistant Chet Parlavecchio to linebackers coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned F Troy Bodie, F Jay Rosehill and D Ryan Parent to Norfolk (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Assigned D Matt Bartkowski and F Ryan Spooner to Providence (AHL), Placed F Jamie Tardif on waivers for purpose of assignment. Sent D Aaron Johnson to Providence on a conditioning loan. CAROLINA HURRICANES — Assigned F Andreas Nodl and F Brett Sutter to Charlotte (AHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Assigned F Jimmy Hayes, F Brandon Pirri and D Ryan Stanton to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Assigned D Tim Erixon to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS — Named Mike Modano executive adviser. EDMONTON OILERS — Reassigned G Tyler Bunz from Stockton (ECHL) to Oklahoma City (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned F Quinton Howden, G Jacob Markstrom, F Jon Rheault, D Colby Robak and F Drew Shore to San Antonio (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Reassigned G JeanFrancois Berube from Manchester (AHL) to Ontario (ECHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Activated RW PierreMarc Bouchard from injured reserve. Reassigned D Steven Kampfer to Houston (AHL). Waived C Jake Dowell, RW Nick Palmieri and LW Stephane Veilleux. MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned F Ian Schultz from Hamilton (AHL) to Utah (ECHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Reassigned LW Harry Young from Kalamazoo (ECHL) to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Claimed C Keith Aucoin off waivers from Toronto. Returned C Ryan Strome to Niagara (OHL) and D Griffin Reinhart to Edmonton (WHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Loaned D Jon Landry to Bridgeport (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F Brandon Segal from Connecticut (AHL). Bought out the contract of D wade Redden. OTTAWA SENATORS — Assigned D Cody Ceci to Owen Sound (OHL). Reassigned F Mike Hoffman to Binghamton (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Assigned F Chris Brown, F Andy Miele, F Brendan Shinnimin, F Jordan Szwarz, D Brandon Gormley and D Chris Summers to Portland (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Reassigned F Tyler Johnson and D Mark Barbiero and D Radko Gudas to Syracuse (AHL). American Hockey League ALBANY DEVILS — Recalled RW Bryan Haczyk and C Kelly Zajac from Trenton (ECHL). HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Released F Riley Armstrong and D Mark Isherwood from professional tryout contracts. NORFOLK ADMIRALS — Signed D Kent Huskins to a professional tryout contract. OLYMPICS IOC — Stripped Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal in the road cycling time trial at the 2000 Olympics. SOCCER CONCACAF — Named Hugo Salcedo director of development. Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS — Traded F Mike Fucito to San Jose for a 2013 second-round draft pick. COLLEGE FLORIDA — Promoted linebackers coach/ special teams co-ordinator D.J. Durkin to defensive co-ordinator. RIPON — Named Greg Janssen men’s tennis coach. RUTGERS — Named Jimmy Gill assistant director of athletic communications.

NBA ALL-STARS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant has been voted to his NBA-record 15th consecutive All-Star start, leading four Los Angeles players into next month’s game. Lakers teammate Dwight Howard and the Clippers’ Chris Paul and Blake Griffin will join Bryant in the Western Conference lineup for the Feb. 17 game in Houston. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the MVP of last year’s game, rounds out the five. Kevin Garnett held off Chris Bosh in fan balloting, giving the East two Boston Celtics and two Miami Heat players. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade will represent the defending champions and receive passes from Rajon Rondo. New York’s Carmelo Anthony is the other starter. Bryant finished with 1,591,437 votes, edg-

ing James by about 7,800 to finish as the leading vote-getter and break a tie with Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry West and Karl Malone for the most consecutive starting nods. The NBA’s leading scorer is a four-time MVP of the All-Star game and last year became its career scoring leader. Garnett beat Bosh, who took to Twitter to stump for votes in the final days of balloting, by about 25,000 votes. He tied Bryant and O’Neal for second all-time with his 15th selection behind Kareem AbdulJabbar, who was elected to 19 games. It’s the second straight year that Los Angeles teams will make up four players. Last year it was Bryant, Paul, Griffin and Andrew Bynum, who was dealt to Philadelphia in part of the deal that sent Howard from Orlando to Los Angeles. The ballot changed this year, eliminat-

ing the centre position. Fans were required to vote for three frontcourt players and two guards. They picked an interesting mix in the East. Anthony and Garnett exchanged words during a game on Jan. 7 and Anthony was suspended a game by the NBA when he tried to confront Garnett afterward in the tunnel area and by the team bus. Rondo was injured in the playoffs two years ago after getting tangled up with Wade and landing awkwardly on his arm, part of what’s become a tense rivalry between the Celtics and Heat. Reserves will be announced next Thursday. Coaches will vote for seven players in their conferences: two guards, three frontcourt players and two players regardless of position, and can’t vote for a player on their own team.

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REBELS: He was ‘unbelievable’ While Dieno was fully deserving of his first-star status, he was quick to credit Bartosak for the victory. “He was unbelievable and he’s been that way night in and night out,” said Dieno. “I can’t say enough about him. “He came back from the world juniors and he’s even better now than he was in the first half of the season. He’s been unreal.” Oil Kings head coach Derek Laxdal refused to give Bartosak the entire credit for the outcome. “I won’t say it was a matter of a hot goaltender, I’d say it was a lack of work ethic on our part,” said Laxdal. “We had 37 shots tonight but a lot were from the perimeter.” Instead, Laxdal credited the Rebels as a whole while defending Brossoit, who also came up with a series of bigtime stops. “Red Deer probably had 10 or 15 quality scoring chances and they had a bigger compete level than we did tonight,” he said. “It’s not sitting well with me right now but Red Deer definitely deserved the win tonight. “Our goalie was outstanding and I can’t fault him on any of the goals. It could have been a lot uglier than it was.” Laxdal felt that his club was harbouring too many fond memories of their last game at the Centrium, a 6-1 thumping of the Rebels Dec. 28. “Our guys thought it was going to be as easy as that game and Red Deer gave us a bit of a lesson in work ethic tonight,” said the Oil Kings bench boss. The Rebels return to action Saturday at the Centrium against the Prince George Cougars. ● Advocate’s three stars: (1) Rhyse Dieno — Hat trick performance; (2) Patrik Bartosak — Rebels MVP was up to his usual tricks; (3) Laurent Brossoit — Oil Kings netminder was rock solid in defeat.

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and a Flame for all of his 15 years in the NHL. The 35-year-old is in the fifth and final year of a contract that pays him US$7 million annually. Iginla made it clear prior to the start of training camp he will not talk about his contract status or a possible trade every day of this truncated season, but he may not be able to avoid it if the Flames stagger at the start. “Whoever becomes the best team the quickest is going to do well,” said winger Mike Cammalleri. “Your odds are a lot better to be where you want to be should you have a strong start. “However, there’s always outliers and we’ll take it as it comes. But right now we want to win Game 1.”

OILERS: Ignite A 22-year-old free agent sought widely for his laser-beam breakout passes, Schultz snubbed other suitors last summer to sign with Edmonton. The hope is that Schultz will ignite rushes with passes that in recent years have too often have forced Oiler forwards building up speed through the neutral zone to reach waaaay back for the puck or see it clink off the back of their skates. Schultz was an American Hockey League star for Oklahoma City in the lockout, racking up 18 goals and 48 points and pushing Eberle for the scoring lead. Krueger, however, says the six-footone, 163-pound Schultz will, like all rookie rearguards, learn that life at hockey’s top rung is a grind. “He’s going to have some adjustments to make here. We’re going to be patient with him and everybody needs to be patient with him,” Krueger said. “We’re very confident he’s going to become a top player, but he needs his time to deal with the game without the puck. It will be a lot more challenging here. The physical battles down low in our end will be a lot more difficult.” Joining Schultz on the top three defence pairings are veterans Ladislav Smid, Jeff Petry, Ryan Whitney, Nick Schultz and newly acquired Mark Fistric. The blue-line corps could turn out either strong or fragile, as it’s vulnerable to a steep drop off if injuries mount. In goal, 26-year old Devan Dubnyk takes over as the No. 1. He is expected to play two thirds of the 48 games with the rest going to the aging but still occasionally brilliant Nikolai Khabibulin. Oddsmakers have the Oilers leaping up to the middle of the NHL standings, and the first playoff spot since 2006 looms. If they fizzle, it will be because they lost a lot of 6-5 hockey games with fans walking out buzzing about two highlight reel goals. Given the frozen wasteland of recent campaigns, Oiler fans can probably live with that.

Teenage players make statement at Aussie Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — At 42, Kimiko Date-Krumm is the oldest woman in the Australian Open draw and she has little in common with her competitors, aside from tennis. On the courts around her on Thursday were rivals less than half her age and some not yet out of high school. Eleven teenagers advanced to the second round this year, compared with three in 2012. So many teenagers are rising through the rankings, in fact, former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki feels like a veteran at the age of 22. “There are still a few older ones than me,” she joked after beating 16-year-old Donna Vekic of Croatia in the second round 6-1, 6-4. “I still want to try to feel young out here. But it’s the way of life, I guess — 22, it’s old in the tennis world soon.” Just not yet. The next generation of female players have made a statement at the Australian Open, but there’s no expectation they’re ready to hoist a Grand Slam trophy like Martina Hingis and Monica Seles did at 16 and Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova did at 17. Of the 11 teens in the second round, only three progressed — 17-year-old American Madison Keys, who took out 30th-seeded Tamira Paszek; 18-yearold Laura Robson of Britain, who beat eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova; and 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, who beat another 19-year-old, Kristina Mladenovic of France. Keys lost her third-round match on Friday to No. 5-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 7-5. Robson plays Stephens next on Saturday. It’s much tougher than it was a decade ago for a young player to break through and actually win a major. Part of the reason is the sheer physicality of the game today, a change brought by better training and conditioning, more powerful rackets and, of course, more powerful players like the Williams sisters and Sharapova. “You have to be more physically ready, and also mentally. It’s just different times,” said Vekic, who’s one of the brightest hopes on the tour. The Croatian reached her first WTA final in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, last year at 15 — the youngest WTA finalist in seven years — and was the youngest player in the main draw at the Australian Open. Perhaps more critically, however, is the fact that teenagers are restricted in how many top-level tournaments they can play, a change enacted in response to Jennifer Capriati’s troubled teen years. Capriati struggled with the pres-

sures of the tour after cracking the top 10 at the age of 14 and left the sport, burned out, at 17. She began a successful comeback two years later. Today, players younger than 15 are largely prevented from playing at the WTA level, while those between 15 and 18 are limited in the number of tournaments they’re allowed to play. The effect is that teenagers are staying at the junior level longer, making it tougher for them to eventually make the jump to the top flight. Teary-eyed after her loss Friday, Keys said her inexperience in big matches caused her to be nervous against Kerber. “I think it was the occasion, centre court,” she said. “I think I almost psyched myself out and was thinking I had to play better than what I did have to play. And I think I just got really nervous.” Robson, however, showed incredible poise against Kvitova in a threehour match in Rod Laver Arena, winning 2-6, 6-3, 11-9. The former Junior Wimbledon champion, who will turn 19 next week, climbed from No. 131 to 53 in the rankings last year, thanks to her impressive run at the U.S. Open where she defeated Kim Clijsters and Li Na en route to the fourth round. Robson said after her victory that she definitely feels she’s closing in on the top players. “This year, you know, I set my expectations a bit higher,” she said. “I would have been disappointed to lose today, for sure.” Her next match against Stephens could be a glimpse of major finals to come. “We’re the same age, I guess it’s a rivalry. I mean it’s not like FedererNadal rivalry,” Stephens said. She paused, before continuing: “It could be. We’ll see.” Although most of the other young players lost their second-round matches at Melbourne Park, they did show tremendous potential. Under a blazing sun on Court 7, 18-year-old Yulia Putintseva, who was born in Russia but represents Kazakhstan, lost a tight three-setter to Spanish veteran Carla Suarez Navarro, but she fought to the very end, pumping her fists and punctuating every point with a ferocious “Come on!” On the court next to her, fellow 18-year-old Daria Gavrilova of Russia was locked in a tense match with Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko. Shuttling between the two was Hingis — the youngest Grand Slam champion of the 20th century — who has been helping both players as a coach at the Mouratoglou Tennis Academy outside Paris.

“For the entire length of the lockout, we were here all day every day looking at game tapes,” Hartley said. “We looked at every player. We could watch full games, but we could also program into the computer that I would want to see the last 80 shifts of last season of Jarome and then the last 80 shifts of Mikael Backlund. “We have a big base of information. Obviously now we have to learn to know them, learn to work with them, to communicate with them, but that’s going to take time. Unfortunately time is against us right now, but you can’t postpone the schedule. With hard work and passion, lots of times that can cause some great things to happen.” Hartley has to work with a similar team to that of his predecessors on the risk-averse Flames. The club opens the season again hoping to find a centre for Iginla on the right wing. The Flames will ride 36-year-old goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff as far and as much as they can, although the 48-game schedule means the Finn will play less than 70 regularseason games for the first time in seven seasons. Again, the Flames need secondary scoring to take the heat off Iginla’s line and for 2007 first-round draft pick Mikael Backlund to assert himself more. Defenceman Jay Bouwmeester is the NHL’s Selection to vary by stores current “Ironman” at 588 consecutive games played. He’s a major minutemuncher, but the Flames Canadian Tire #329 C Canadian Tire #645 Canadian Tire #655 want more offence out of a player that counts US$6.6 2510 Gaetz Ave. 300, 6380 - 50 Ave. #200 62 Industrial Trail, million against the salary Red Deer, AB Red Deer, AB Sylvan Lake, AB cap. While these have been 403-342-2222 4 403-346-1497 403-887-0581 ongoing themes with the Flames in recent years, off-season acquisitions Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka and defenceman Dennis Wideman pump some new and expensive blood into the lineup. Hudler, a Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008, signed as a free agent for four years and $16 million. General manager Jay Feaster acquired the rights to 29-year-old Wideman from the Capitals before the defenceman entered free agency last summer. The Flames signed the Kitchener, Ont., native to Enjoy a week of a five-year contract with Original Expressions events! an average annual value of US$5.25 million, believJoin us for live music Robbie Burns Day Lunch ing Wideman’s puck skills The Redwoods Sundance Film Festival Sherlock Holmes can help produce offence Monday, January 21, Friday, January 25 by accordian player, Mystery Tea from the back end. AM or 12:45AM Wednesday January 23 11:30 Lothar. Tuesday, January 22 Cervenka, 27, was Thursday, January 24 Cost: $10 per person & Friday January 25 pegged by Feaster as a 2:00PM – 4:00 PM PM PM 2:00 Please R.S.V.P. 2:00 top-six forward for the club when he announced Discover our fun, healthy and enjoyable life-enriching programs! the signing of the Czech forward to a one-year contract worth US$3,775,000 N Ross Street including bonuses. To Downtown Dempsey The question hanging Daykin over the club is the future Follow Followus uson: on: Alliance Church of Iginla, the team’s cap39th Street tain, franchise leader in Deer Park Shopping Centre most offensive categories 32nd Street THE REDWOODS originredwoods







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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Home sweet home. Sure works for the Patriots in the AFC title game. New England gets a chance to extend its mastery in the final step to the Super Bowl on Sunday against Baltimore, the team the Patriots beat a year ago for the conference crown. That win made them 4-0 in home conference title games. Although they were more vulnerable at home than usual during the 2012 regular season, losing to Arizona and San Francisco and having tight games with Buffalo and the Jets, the Patriots (13-4) are happy not to be heading to Baltimore (12-6) this weekend. Or anywhere else. “Everything is on deck,” Patriots Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said. “You have to put everything you have into this game. If you lose you go home, plain and simple.” But the Patriots are at home, where they’ve been beaten in early-round games, including against the Ravens 33-14 three years ago. At this stage, though, no way. That success rate for the AFC championship doesn’t fool Wilfork into feeling complacent. Just the opposite. “This team always plays us tough,” Wilfork added. “This team has been in the playoffs on the road and won a lot of games. They won here in the playoffs. We have to be able to prepare well and execute very well at a high level. I don’t think we can (leave) no stone unturned in this game, because if we do it could cost us.” The Patriots are one of the NFL’s best home teams, going 73-15 since Gillette Stadium opened in 2002, including 10-2 in the post-season. Many of those games have been routs. But the Ravens are 8-5 in road playoffs, including their upset of the Broncos in double overtime last Saturday in an equally tough venue. And there’s no reason to fear a trip to Foxborough, where no one has fared better in the playoffs. Last January, they were an incompletion in the end zone in the final minute — Sterling Moore stripped the ball from Lee Evans after the Ravens receiver had both hands on it — from winning. And then they botched a 32-yard field goal that would have forced overtime. “These are two of the top teams for a long time


FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Michael Turner’s trademark high-pitched laugh filled the Falcons’ locker room. Asked about San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Turner grinned Thursday and said “I’m glad I’m not on defence.” Turner, the big running back, and the Falcons’ offence want to hold the ball and limit Kaepernick’s time on the field in Sunday’s NFC championship game. The Falcons have seen enough in Kaepernick’s eight starts to respect the versatile quarterback with the long stride and strong right arm. Kaepernick comes to Atlanta after running for 181 yards — an NFL record for a quarterback — with two touchdowns in last week’s win over Green Bay. Kaepernick also threw for 263 yards with two touchdowns. He became only the third quarterback, after Otto Graham and Jay Cutler, to run and throw for at least two touchdowns in a post-season game. It’s little wonder the Falcons are impressed, even after facing such other dual-threat quarterbacks as Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Russell Wilson this season. Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon says the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Kaepernick is unique. “I think he’s just a different guy altogether,” Weatherspoon said. “He’s a taller guy, obviously. He broke the record last week, so that makes him special and different. I think he has a lot more speed. Russell is more of a quick guy. Colin is a faster guy.” Wilson and Griffin are scramblers. Kaepernick looks more like a 200-meter sprinter with his unusually long stride. “That’s the thing,” Weatherspoon said. “You look at him and you think long striders are not fast, but then you look and he’s covering a lot of ground and passing a lot of people. You can tell he can run. Speed won’t be a surprise to us. We’ve watched the tape. We’ll be ready to go.” The 49ers don’t have to be told they’ll bring an unusually gifted quarterback to the Georgia Dome. In only half of a season, Kaepernick has given the San Francisco offence a facelift. “He’s super-fast, athletic and he can throw the ball,” said 49ers running back LaMichael James. “Once he breaks the pocket he’s always looking downfield. He’s looking to throw the ball more than run the ball. But once he takes off, he’s faster than a lot of running backs and line$ backers. He’s an incredible athlete.” Kaepernick has avoided the big hits that have made it difficult for such other running quarterbacks as Griffin and Michael Vick to avoid injuries. He said his strategy is “Run where they’re not.” “You want to run away from where the defensive players are,” Kaepernick said. “When they get close, get down.” The Falcons’ defence has reason to worry about the matchup. Atlanta survived its 30-28 divisional playoff win over Seattle last week despite Wilson’s fourthquarter dominance. The Falcons led 27-7 at the start of the quarter but trailed 28-27 before winning on Matt Bryant’s late 49-yard field goal. Wilson passed for 385 yards with two touchdowns and led Seattle

with 60 yards rushing and a touchdown. Falcons coach Mike Smith said he is preparing for the 49ers’ “traditional offence that we’re used to seeing” as well as the pistol formation with read-option plays that Kaepernick ran in college at Nevada. “We’re going to have to be prepared to stop him,” Smith said. “We’re going to see things we haven’t seen in terms of what they’ll do with their formations.” Wilson found open room when he took off on long runs after first looking to pass. Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud said Kaepernick shows more determination to run. “With Kaepernick, I think once he tucks the ball he’s looking to run,” DeCoud said. “There will be a few rare instances where he has his eyes looking downfield. More times than not, if he’s dropping back and tucks the ball, he’s taking off to run.”

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Reyes can’t wait to get going with Blue Jays TORONTO — He’s a four-time allstar, a National League batting champion, a Silver Slugger award winner and the New York Mets’ all-time leader in triples and stolen bases. But Jose Reyes wasn’t the focal point of November’s blockbuster 12-player trade that made him a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The club officially unveiled its new star shortshop on Thursday, however when general manager Alex Anthopoulos first called the Miami Marlins about making a deal, it initially involved pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. “I’ve always talked about Jose Reyes in the office as one of my favourite players and I remember when we left our first meeting with the Marlins I had brought up Reyes at the end,” Anthopoulos said. “That wasn’t the gameplan, I had to slide it in there and see if they wanted to talk about him. “Once they said with the right players they would, we were going to try and find a way to get him.” What resulted Nov. 19 was Toronto acquiring Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, catcher John Buck and infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio from Miami for infielders Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitchers Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Nicolino, catcher Jeff Mathis and outfielder Jake Marisnick. After Toronto’s disappointing 2012 campaign — the club finished fourth in the American League East with a 73-89 record — Anthopoulos started calling Miami looking to shore up the starting rotation. “We had asked about Josh Johnson first ... the rotation was clearly the priority and then Buehrle’s name came up,” Anthopoulos said. “It evolved. “Not that we went out looking for a shortstop but Jose Reyes brings a lot to a team. I just threw his name in at the end and figured if we’re going to make a big deal let’s try to find a way

BASKETBALL The Notre Dame Cougars took both ends of a Central Alberta Junior Varsity Basketball League doubleheader from the Lacombe Rams Wednesday. The Cougars took the girls’ game 54-43 and won the boys’ contest 63-30. Alyssa Reid had 14 points and Jonna Suerte nine for the Notre Dame girls while Keno Villaiuz had 14 points and Jesse Muirhead and Kenneth Villaiuz 12 each for the boys. Meanwhile Camrose defeated Ponoka 39-34 in girls’ action and 47-42 on the boys’ side.

“I don’t know if we’re going to see another shortstop like this in Toronto for a long time. This is one of the great players to play the game and the fact that he’s got a chance to be in Toronto for the next five or six years is exciting.” However, Reyes has had hamstring

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to get him in there. We knew the rotation was what we needed to obviously improve.” The trade to Toronto surprised Reyes because he had received assurances prior to the deal from the Marlins that he wouldn’t be moved. Ultimately, though, he was sent to the Jays less than a year after signing six-year, US$106-million deal with Miami. On Thursday, he certainly didn’t look or sound like a player who was holding a grudge. Reyes sported a broad smile as he spoke to reporters and said he’s anxious to begin a new chapter in his career with a new team in a new country. “As a baseball player you have to realize this is a business ... and that’s going to happen sometimes,” Reyes said. “As a player you need to understand that. “(In Toronto) the team we’re going to put on the field is going to be good. I can’t wait.” The acquisition of Reyes, 29, certainly provides Toronto a tremendous boost offensively and in the field. A switch hitter, he batted .287 with Miami last year with 37 doubles, 12 triples, 11 home runs, 57 RBIs and 40 stolen bases after claiming the 2011 NL batting title with the Mets. Defensively, he’s also a major upgrade over Escobar. Reyes led the majors in triples in 2005, 2006, 2008, and 2011 and topped the NL in stolen bases in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Reyes is career .291 hitter with 92 homers, 111 triples and 410 steals over nine major league seasons and will give Toronto a bona fide leadoff hitter in 2013. “I doubt that there’s another shortstop like him,” Anthopoulos said. “The other element about Jose is he’s a great offensive player. “The leadoff component is becoming more and more rare to find in the game today. You see a lot of great lineups, they have that catalyst at the top of the order. And there’s also the energy he brings, you hear guys say all the time they feed off someone like this.



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Cross-country skiers will be put to the test with races from three to 30 km in the Bob Johnstone Loppett. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the races get under way with the 10-, 20and 30-km distances leaving at 11 a.m. and the three- and fivekm races departing at 11:02 a.m. Jackrabbits, aged 13 and under, can ski the three- and five-km lengths while junior boys and girls, 14 to 17 years, can ski the five- and 10-km lengths. Women and men can compete in the 10-, 20- and 30-km lengths. There are also a family three- and five-km races. Preregistration must be by Wednesday at www. to be eligible for the early bird prize. For Jackrabbits the cost is $10, for junior boys and girls it is $20 for women and men it is $25 and for the family race it is $50.

FORTUNE TELLING Come out to Girlz Club! on Saturday at the G.H. Dawe public library branch in Red Deer. From 1 to 3 p.m., children ages seven and up will be learning about fortunetelling fun. Learn all about tarot cards, horoscopes, palm reading, numerology, dream journals and more. There is no cost. For more information, call 403-341-3822.

CASH FOR SHELTER Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter raised $20,000 by wrapping gifts at Bower Place Shopping Centre during the Christmas season. It was the third year the shelter has run a gift wrap booth and about 50 volunteers wrapped 3,412 gifts for 1,336 customers. All proceeds were donated to the emergency shelter, which provides refuge for women and children who face domestic violence. For information on the shelter, visit www. The 24-hour crisis line is 1-888-3465643 or 403-346-5643.

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One more go at ward system THREE CITY COUNCILLORS PROPOSING PLEBISCITE IN FALL TO SETTLE THE ISSUE BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Councillors Frank Wong, Buck Buchanan and Chris Stephan want to give Red Deerians the chance to decide if they want to stay with an atlarge election system or go to ward voting. On Monday, the three councillors will introduce a motion about switching to electoral wards from an at-large election. If endorsed by council, the proposal would to be put to a plebiscite on the Red Deer municipal ballot on Oct. 21. Last April, council voted 6-3

in support of keeping the existing system rather than a ward system. Buchanan, Stephan and Wong were opposed. “We seem to hear more and more about it,” said Buchanan. “It’s like fluoride. I have my own opinions and I’ve talked to other people who have their own opinions. But that does not mean that should be what gets imposed on all of the electorate. And if this is in fact what people want, then maybe that should be the route we should definitely go.” In a ward system, councillors would represent a specific area of Red Deer as opposed to the entire city.

City administration is recommending to council to affirm the existing voting system. Also on the agenda on Monday: ● Lighting up at playgrounds, sports fields and parks may no longer be an option in Red Deer. City council will go to first reading on a revamped smokefree bylaw that includes a revised definition of smoking to include drugs like cannabis, hashish and herbal products and a ban on smoking within 10 metres of outdoor recreational areas The bylaw is similar to one passed in Edmonton last week.

Provisions to allow aboriginal ceremonial activities will be included. Last year, the city received requests from the community to expand the bylaw to further protect children. Council would also launch a $10,000 public awareness campaign, including purchasing new signs. The one-time funding would come from the tax stabilization reserve. City administration is recommending first reading with the second and third readings to come before council on Feb. 3.


Petitioner thrilled with city’s support BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The man behind a petition calling for more front-line police officers in Red Deer applauds council’s efforts to boost police presence in the city. Calvin Goulet-Jones, said he was “absolutely blown away by the level of commitment” when the nine-person city council adopted a $288.5-million operating budget that includes hiring 12 RCMP police officers, of which four are supervisors, and six municipal staff to assist police, over the next nine months. Goulet-Jones started a petition in December calling on the city to immediately hire 20 additional RCMP officers to work on the front line. “I asked for 20 in the petition,” he said. “I was thinking maybe 10. We got the 12 in the next nine months, hopefully. I am very satisfied. It backed me up. It proved what I was trying to do was realistic.” As of Wednesday morning, there were 115 signatures on the petition. Goulet-Jones said the number was disap-

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The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre executive director TerryLee Ropchan in her new office space at 4711-51 St. in Red Deer. She welcomes the additional officers.


pointing but he believes there was some misunderstanding about what he was trying to achieve. The new positions added $888,375 to the 2013 operating budget and another $1.25 million to the 2014 operating budget. The 2013 property tax increase was projected at 3.91 per cent before the additional money was directed to policing. The final city tax increase is 4.28 per cent. The composite tax increase will be known when the province sets the education levy in the spring. Goulet-Jones said the tax increase is

money well spent and thinks most taxpayers would agree. “I think when you look at the vulnerable people in our society who need those cops to show up right now and respond, they are going to be happy with this,” said GouletJones. “They are going to feel more confident in the response and know they are not going to have to wait half an hour or an hour for the cops to respond ... I think it will reduce crime.

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Coffee project helping Dominicans Sentencing OLDS COLLEGE in sex case delayed BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF

Olds College is brewing success from a new coffee project helping a group of Dominican Republic farmers and their families. Java lovers have bought more than $12,000 worth of Centennial Dominican Republic Coffee since it started being sold locally and online in December. There was close to $8,000 in donations as well, bringing the total amount raised to more than $20,000. Olds College has partnered with Belarminio Ramirez Coffee from the Dominican Republic; UAFAM, a private university in the Dominican; and Coffee Concept out of Calgary to bring coffee from five to eight independent growers. Ninety per cent of the profit from the sales of this coffee goes towards the Dominican Republic Scholarship Fund, which encourages children to remain in school and supports technical farmer training to enhance both coffee quality and farm revenue. The college receives 10 per cent of the remaining profits. Toby Williams, acting director for International and Business Development, was flying to the Dominican Republic late Thursday night with a group of others from the college’s Centre for Innovation. Some corporate sponsors would be on hand, too.

They would be there for 10 days, during which time they’d give the good financial news to participants. The independent growers make shadegrown, organic coffee in the region of Jarabacoa. That is where the Olds College group will spend most of their time. “We’ll actually be planting coffee plants while we’re there,” said Williams on Thursday. The group will also attend the school where they’ll put up a basketball hoop. Some netbooks will also be given, and solar panels to charge up these computers in the mountains. Students from the Olds College Entrepreneurship Club have played a key role in marketing, sales, and distribution of the Dominican Republic Coffee, gaining skills in business, entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Throughout 2013, Olds College’s centennial year, coffee bags can be purchased at Bean Brokers Cappuccino Bar in Olds, the Olds College Bookstore, and five Co-op stores in Olds, Carstairs, Lacombe and both Red Deer locations. For more information, visit and click “buy coffee.”

Sentencing for a Red Deer man with a history of sexually assaulting males has been delayed. Thomas Paul Ganger, 65, was convicted in September of sexually assaulting a 30-year-old man in Red Deer hotel room on Jan. 21, 2011, after they met at a trade show. Last November, Red Deer provincial court Judge John Holmes ordered a pre-sentence report on Ganger. A psychiatrist was also ordered to undertake a risk assessment with possible treatment recommendations. Crown prosecutor Tony Bell said on Thursday he had yet to receive the requested reports. The case returns to court on Jan. 31 for possible sentencing. Ganger was convicted in 2005 of sex offences involving four teenaged boys who complained of being fondled. He served a nine-month conditional sentence, followed by 18 months of probation. The Crown prosecutor has said he will be seeking jail time for the latest conviction.

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BRIEFS Man appears on charges related to carjacking A man accused of carjacking a vehicle at knifepoint in Inglewood and leading police on a chase through Red Deer made a brief appearance in court on Thursday. Police say the incident started with a shoplifting call from Save On Foods at 30th Avenue and 22nd Street. When RCMP arrived, they were told a suspect had pulled a knife and threatened employees before running off. A short time later, police got a call that a knife-wielding man had unsuccessfully tried to flag down a passing car. Soon after, a woman was approached who had just put her child in a carseat. It is alleged a suspect showed her a knife in his belt and ordered the woman to take the child. The man then drove off and was finally stopped by police in the north end of the city after colliding with two police cruisers. Duane Luz, 42, of Red Deer has been charged with three counts of assault with a weapon; two counts of breach of a recognizance; and one count each of robbery with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, flight from police, dangerous driving and assaulting police with a weapon. Luz returns to court on Tuesday.

Man charged with driving, drug offences A 31-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with drug and driving offences after RCMP made a routine traffic stop on Tuesday in north Red Deer. The Red Deer City RCMP street team was in the Village Mall parking lot when they thought they recognized a disqualified driver behind the wheel of a car. When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver attempted to flee. In

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Payton Carson holds onto her friend Jessica Foster as the two Normandeau Elementary students slide down the small tobogganing hill after school on Wednesday. doing so the driver struck a civilian vehicle, causing both vehicles to stop. Police arrested the suspected disqualified driver. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle revealed several grams of cocaine. Ricky Joseph Severin has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and driving while disqualified. He was released on his own recognizance with several conditions RCMP have not disclosed. Severin is slated to appear in Red

Deer provincial court on Feb. 7.

Liberal leadership candidate Trudeau to visit Ponoka Liberal leadership hopeful Justin Trudeau will speak and take questions from the public this month in Ponoka. Trudeau will be at the Kinsmen Recreation Centre from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. A luncheon will be served at noon

for a nominal cost for those who come early. Contact Richard McKelvie for luncheon reservations at 403-783-2685, 403783-8430, or Trudeau is one of nine candidates seeking the federal Liberal Party leadership. The others are David Bertschi, Martin Cauchon, Deborah Coyne, Marc Garneau, Martha Hall Findlay, Karen McCrimmon, Joyce Murray and George Takach. The leadership vote will take place in April.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A massive privacy breach looks to land the federal government in court. Two class-action lawsuits are being filed after Human Resources and Skills Development Canada lost a portable hard drive containing personal information about more than half a million people who took out student loans. The department said last week the device contained data on 583,000 Canada Student Loans Program borrowers from 2000 to 2006. The missing files include student names, social insurance numbers, dates of birth, contact information and loan balances of borrowers, as well as the personal contact information of 250 department employees. Borrowers from Quebec, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories during this time period are not affected. No banking or medical information was on the portable device. Bob Buckingham, a St. John’s, N.L., lawyer who filed a statement of claim Thursday on behalf of those affected by the privacy breach, is warning the loss could affect more people than just the student-loan borrowers. “We believe the number of people affected is, at minimum, two million, as the student-loan applications also contained information about the applicants’ parents, siblings and spouses, where applicable,” he said in a statement. “This type of private data, in the wrong hands, can destroy lives.” Only the student-loan borrowers’ information was on the portable hard drive, said a spokeswoman for Human Resources Minister Diane Finley. “No other individuals’ names or information were included, such as spouses or co-signers,” Alyson Queen said in an email. The loss of the hard drive from an

office in Gatineau, Que., came to light as the department looked into another breach — a missing USB key containing the personal information of more than 5,000 Canadians. Human Resources went public with the second, more far-reaching loss last week — more than two months after an employee discovered that an external hard drive was missing. Lawyer Tony Merchant, who filed a separate class-action lawsuit Thursday, questioned why it took the government so long to disclose the data loss. “One of the many important issues raised in this litigation is that this privacy breach involves the federal government having lost not just people’s names and addresses, but also their SIN numbers and dates of birth, and that a loss discovered in early November was only disclosed to the Canadian public in January,” he said in a statement. “The people who have contacted our law firm wish to be promptly protected from identity theft or other misuse of their personal information.” The RCMP and the privacy watchdog are also investigating the loss. A Liberal MP wrote Thursday to Finley, calling on the government to pay for credit-check reports for anyone affected by the data loss. “This is simply unacceptable. Canadians should not have to pay for the mistakes of this government,” Rodger Cuzner wrote. The NDP has also criticized the government over the data loss. Human Resources is sending letters to affected people, for whom it has current contact information, to advise them on how to protect their personal information. A toll-free number has been set up at 1-866-885-1866 (or 1-416-572-1113 for those outside North America) to help people determine whether they are affected.


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“We need more enforcement in our city bottom line.” TerryLee Ropchan, the executive director of the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, said it’s great to have additional officers to help reduce the police officer’s caseloads. A Red Deer RCMP officer has on average 150 Criminal Code case files compared to the average Alberta police officer, who has 99 case files. A Red Deer Mountie has 202 Criminal Code files per 1,000 residents while Mounties in other parts of the province have on average 139 files per 1,000 residents. “It’s positive to have more front-line officers,” said Ropchan. “I think residents have put safety and crime prevention to the forefront of the community. The city has responded accordingly. I think that is positive.” Ropchan said it is important not to lose sight that residents have a role to play in making the community safe. She said it’s important to engage and encourage residents to participate in crime prevention. “I think that can be a simple thing as saying hi to your neighbours straight to volunteering for groups and programs,” said Ropchan.


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West, rest gap narrowing Bank of Montreal says the gap between economic growth rates in Western Canada and the rest of the country appears to narrowing. The resource sector continues to fuel growth in Western Canada, but the bank says it will be slower. The bank suggests Alberta’s growth in the energy sector is being tempered by a lack of pipeline capacity and B.C. has been held back by a softer housing market. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are also expected to down shift this year, the bank says.

Ticketfly expands into Canada Canadian concertgoers may soon notice there’s a new online ticketing company in town aiming to compete with Ticketmaster. The San Francisco-based Ticketfly announced Thursday that it’s expanding into Canada and has reached deals with national event promoter Union Events and Toronto-based Collective Concerts to sell tickets online. Ticketfly claims it will charge lower fees than Ticketmaster for online purchases and will encourage e-ticketing via Apple’s Passbook format. The company has also acquired Calgary-based ticketing company Prime Box Office.

Canadians buy more foreign securities Statistics Canada says Canadian investment in foreign securities strengthened to $7.8 billion in November, nearly all in U.S. instruments. The agency says foreign investment in Canadian securities slowed to $5.6 billion, mainly federal government debt instruments. Purchases of foreign debt securities by Canadians expanded to $6.2 billion in November, the highest since March 2007. — The Canadian Press



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Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Batteries are Dreamliner nightmare CONCERNS ABOUT BOEING 787’S LITHIUM BATTERIES DEEPEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, a problem that apparently is far more serious than government or company officials acknowledged less than a week ago. The Federal Aviation Administration late Wednesday grounded Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced jetliner until the risk of battery fires is resolved. The order applies only to the six Dreamliners operated by United Airlines, the lone U.S. carrier with 787s. Other airlines and civil aviation authorities in other countries quickly followed suit. Japan’s two largest air carriers voluntarily grounded their 787s on Wednesday ahead of the FAA’s order following an emergency landing by one of the planes in

Japan. On Thursday, the European Aviation Safety Agency ordered all European carriers to ground the jetliner. The Indian government ordered Air India to ground its fleet of six Boeing 787s, and Ethiopian Airlines grounded its four 787s “for precautionary inspection.” Only hours before the FAA issued its order, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood reiterated to reporters that he considers the plane safe and wouldn’t hesitate to fly one. LaHood and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta unequivocally declared the plane safe at a news conference last week even while they ordered a safety review of the aircraft. However, as details emerged of two battery failures only 10 days apart, it became apparent that the FAA wouldn’t be able to wait for completion of its safety review before taking action. An inspection of the All Nippon Airways 787 that made an emergency landing in

western Japan found that electrolytes, a flammable battery fluid, had leaked from the plane’s main lithium-ion battery. Investigators found burn marks around the damage. Japan’s Kyodo News agency quoted transport ministry investigator Hideyo Kosugi as saying the liquid leaked through the electrical room floor to the outside of the aircraft. In the first battery incident on Jan. 7, it took firefighters 40 minutes to put out a blaze centred in an auxiliary power unit of a Japan Airlines 787. The plane was empty of passengers shortly after landing at Boston’s Logan International Airport. The two incidents resulted in the release of flammable electrolytes, heat damage and smoke, the FAA confirmed. The release of battery fluid is especially concerning, safety experts said. The fluid is extremely corrosive, which means it can quickly damage electrical wiring and components.

Internet ‘throttling’ raises ire THE CANADIAN PRESS The CRTC received 75 complaints of traffic throttling last year against Internet providers large and small, some with multiple complaints. “There are providers who have had multiple complaints, but it does go the whole gamut of types of service providers,” the CRTC’s Lynne Fancy said Thursday. From an Internet user’s perspective, the traffic throttling can cause slower download speeds or jerky video streaming. “It’s generally individuals who are complaining,” said Fancy, director general of competition, costing and regulatory implementation at the CRTC. The Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission, which oversees the providers, didn’t provide a list of companies that faced complaints in 2012. Fancy said 11 of the 75 complaints were still being investigated. Non-profit advocacy organization OpenMedia. ca said the onus remains on the consumer to report any traffic throttling to the CRTC. Spokeswoman Lindsey Pinto said that process can be lengthy and complicated. “The CRTC doesn’t really have strong compliance or enforcement on this so it’s kind of up to the consumer to report to the CRTC when they see discriminatory practices taking place,” Pinto said. “We’re going to continue to see problems until some kind of enforcement regime is put into place.” The CRTC doesn’t have the power to fine an Internet service provider for traffic throttling, but Fancy said “nothing stops us from continuing to investigate from our perspective if we would suspect that there was a trend or something’s happening.” The CRTC doesn’t have comparative statistics for 2011 because it changed the guidelines for complaints that year. But between Oct. 1 2009, and Sept. 30, 2011 there were 67 complaints, Fancy said. Pinto said traffic throttling is largely done by the big telecom companies. In one well-known example, the Canadian Gamers Organization complained that Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) had been slowing traffic related to online games, which the company eventually admitted. But last June, the CRTC said it was confident that Rogers had ceased slowing Internet gaming activities on its network.

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Kristen Carlson and Mike Kozlowski of Steel Pony Farm describe their business to a panel of judges as part of the 2012 RED Challenge. The couple’s business was ultimately declared the winner, earning it $20,000 and other prizes.

Steel Pony Farm rides off with 2012 RED Challenge BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Spring planting is still months away, but 2013 has already turned into a bountiful year for Steel Pony Farm. The local produce grower is the winner of the 2012 RED Challenge, earning owners Mike Kozlowski and Kristen Carlson $20,000 for their business, as well as mentoring and office space. “We’re really thrilled,” said Kozlowski. “We know that we have a product and a service that Red Deer really cares about and wants right now, and that’s good, clean, fair food. We’re really excited to be given this extra tool to provide that product at an even higher level of quality.” Organized by Red Deer College, Red Deer Regional Economic Development, the City of Red Deer, Alberta Innovations, and Community Futures Central Alberta, the RED Challenge is designed to help young entrepreneurs develop their creative ideas. For 2012, the third year it’s been held, the RED Challenge attracted more than 20 entrants. Each submitted a business idea and was able to take part in a “business planning bootcamp” organized by Community Futures. Four finalists were selected, with these presenting to a panel of judges in a Dragons’ Den format. Mike Szyszka, creative director of REaction Marketing and spokesperson for the RED Challenge, said Kozlowski and Carlson


distinguished themselves during the process. “The judges were extremely impressed by the concept, and their business plan was incredibly well thought out.” Operating since 2011, Steel Pony Farm uses natural and organic growing methods to create a variety of products that it sells at the downtown Red Deer farmers market and also delivers directly to customers through its “food box” program. “We have about 50 different types of vegetables, and within those types there are sometimes two or three varieties,” said Kozlowski. “In the spring, it’s anything from green onions and radishes and arugula; and then in the summer you get you more typical Central Alberta crops, like carrots and beets and potatoes; and then later on into the fall we’ll have spinach and parsnips and cabbage and broccoli.” Steel Pony Farm’s more exotic offerings includes bok choy and Jerusalem artichoke. Szyszka said the finalists for 2012 were all strong. The others pitched a videography business, a financial services app and a company that focuses on community

sports. “It’s always really interesting to see things come through,” he said. “We get everything from people who want to build indoor dog parks to apps and websites and that type of thing.” Kozlowski and Carlson, who live in Red Deer and are engaged to be married, are optimistic their RED Challenge prizes will help take Steel Pony Farm to the next level. Szyszka said the money, which comes from an Alberta Innovations grant, can be used for capital expenditures related to the business. “It’s 20,000 real dollars to spend.” He added that the mentorship provided to the winners is also valuable. “They’ll get paired up with someone who’s going to be a good fit for them.” Szyszka said the 2012 RED Challenge finalists will describe their business ideas at the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors Luncheon on Feb. 6. Additional information about Steel Pony Farm can be found online at

U.S. housing construction surges TO END BEST YEAR SINCE 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. builders started work on homes in December at the fastest pace in 4 ½ years and finished 2012 as their best year for residential construction since the early stages of the housing crisis. The Commerce Department said Thursday that builders broke ground on houses and apartments last month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of

954,000. That’s 12.1 per cent higher than November’s annual rate. And it is nearly double the recession low reached in April 2009. Construction increased last month for both singlefamily homes and apartments. And the pace in which builders requested permits to start more homes ticked up to a 4 ½ year high. For the year, builders started work on 780,000 homes. That’s still roughly half of the annual number of starts consistent with healthier markets. But it is an increase of 28.1 per cent from 2011. And it is the most since 2008 — shortly after the market began to collapse in late 2006 and 2007.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.21 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.75 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.08 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.55 Cdn. National Railway . . 93.79 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 108.77 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 74.57 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.23 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.10 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 33.81 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 43.92 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 26.09 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.50 General Motors Co. . . . . 29.49 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.26 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.68 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.03 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 41.00 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 64.97 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 16.02 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.58 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.35 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.47 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.60 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 11.94 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.73

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.12 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.55 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68.85 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.62 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 33.58 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.00 First Quantum Minerals . 21.04 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 36.76 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 11.31 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 71.57 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 9.37 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 41.54 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.86 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 36.71 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.79 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 33.39 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 42.73 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.96 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 46.49 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.33 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.48 Canyon Services Group. 10.70 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.61 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.650 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.19 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.26 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 90.20 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 36.30 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.18

Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.60 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.42 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.33 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.63 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.85 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.44 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.36 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.75 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 33.98 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.05 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.34 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.02 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.99


The consumer discretionary sector was ahead 1.11 per cent, paced by strength in auto parts companies. Linamar Corp. (TSX:LNR) gained $1.34 to $26.75 while Magna International (TSX:MG) climbed 70 cents to $52.84. The base metals sector was up 0.71 per cent as March copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose six cents to US$3.66 a pound. Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) climbed 12 cents to C$3.37 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 43 cents to $36.71 . The chief executive of mining giant Rio Tinto PLC and another senior executive stepped down after the company announced $14 billion in writedowns from its Alcan aluminum business and a coal company in Mozambique. Its shares were off 21 cents to US$54.82 in New York. Oil prices headed higher, building on Wednesday’s gain of almost $1 after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude supplies declined by one million barrels last week. Analysts polled by Platts had expected a 2.5-million-barrel climb. The February crude contract gained $1.25 to a four-month high of US$95.49 a barrel and the energy sector gained 0.61 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was up 59 cents to C$29.33. Prices were also supported by an attack on a natural gas plant deep in the Sahara in Algeria. Islamist militants are holding dozens of hostages. Industrials were also higher as Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) gained four cents to $4.08. The gold sector was the only TSX decliner, down about 0.3 per cent as February bullion erased early losses to gain $7.60 to US$1,690.80 an ounce. Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) faded 12 cents to C$9.37. On the earnings front, chip giant Intel reported quarterly earnings of 48 cents US a share, three cents better than analyst forecasts. Its shares were up 1.1 per cent in after market trading in New York. Looking ahead to Friday, traders waited for China’s growth data to help assess the strength of the global economy. China will release fourthquarter growth data for 2012 as well as overall GDP figures for the year. In other corporate developments, Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX:SLF) and the Malaysian state investment company are teaming up to purchase 98 per cent of a Malaysian life insurance company. Sun Life and Khazanah Nasional are purchasing the CIMB Aviva Assurance life insurance company as well as CIMB Aviva Takaful for a total shared cost of $586 million. Sun Life shares gained 30 cents to $28.24. H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HR.UN) announced a friendly agreement to buy Primaris

Retail REIT (TSX:(PMZ.UN) in a cash and stock deal valued at some $2.8 billion, topping a rival offer by a consortium led by KingSett Capital. H&R units lost 51 cents to $23.28 while Primaris units added seven cents to $26.58.

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher Thursday amid rising commodity prices and positive U.S. economic data. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 65.91 points to 12,674.73 while the TSX Venture Exchange was up 2.95 points to 1,233.15. The Canadian dollar was up 0.04 of a cent to 101.45 cents US. U.S. indexes shot ahead as weekly applications for unemployment benefits hit a five-year low and U.S. home construction surged last month. At the same time, there were earnings disappointments in the banking sector and further Dreamliner woes for aircraft maker Boeing Inc. The Dow industrials jumped 84.79 points to 13,596.02, while the Nasdaq composite index gained 18.46 points to 3,136. The S&P 500 index rose 8.31 points to a fresh, five-year high of 1,480.94. Builders broke ground on U.S. houses and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 954,000 in December, up 12.1 per cent from November. The report capped off the best year for U.S. home construction since the real estate meltdown. Weekly unemployment benefit applications in the U.S. fell 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 335,000. That’s comparable to numbers seen just after the recession began. The weekly numbers are subject to a lot of seasonal volatility, but the overall trend suggested an improving landscape. Boeing shares gained 1.24 per cent following a string of losses even as U.S. and European authorities grounded the company’s 787 Dreamliner, its newest and most technologically advanced airliner, until the risk of battery fires is resolved. Boeing stock dropped 3.4 per cent the day before. Japan’s two largest air carriers voluntarily grounded their 787s on Wednesday following an emergency landing by one of the planes in Japan. On the earnings front, Bank of America shares were down 4.24 per cent after it fell well short on revenue expectations. Citigroup also registered a big earnings miss, with earnings per share of 69 cents ex-items against the 96 cents that analysts had expected and its shares were down 2.92 per cent. The tech sector was the leading advancer on the Toronto market, up 1.55 per cent with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) ahead 70 cents to $24.86. Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) gained 13 cents to $14.68. Its stock has risen over 25 per cent in the last week as investors anticipate the unveiling of RIM’s new BB10 product next Wednesday.

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.84 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 57.42 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.31 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.55 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 30.44 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 25.42 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 42.43 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 65.41 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 14.12 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 77.98 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.78 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 61.44 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 28.24 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.69

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Thursday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,674.73 up 65.91 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,233.15 up 2.95 points TSX 60 — 726.61 up 3.38 points Dow — 13,596.02 up 84.79 points S&P 500 — 1,480.94 up 8.31 points Nasdaq — 3,136 up 18.46 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 101.45 cents US, up 0.04 of a cent Pound — C$1.5759, down 0.18 of a cent Euro — C$1.3181, up 0.82 of a cent Euro — US$1.3372, up 0.88 of a cent Oil futures: US$95.49 per barrel, up $1.25 (February contract) Gold futures: US$1,690.80 per oz., up $7.60 (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $32.582 oz., up 24.4 cents $1,047.51 kg., up $7.84

WASHINGTON — John Kerry’s expected cakewalk to the U.S. State Department has delighted American environmentalists due to his stance on climate change, but the longtime senator owns stock in two Canadian oil companies that have pushed for approval of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline. Federal financial disclosure records show Kerry has investments of as much as US$750,000 in Suncor, a Calgary-based energy company whose CEO has urged the U.S. to greenlight TransCanada’s controversial project. The longtime Massachusetts senator, one of the wealthiest lawmakers on Capitol Hill with an estimated net worth of $193 million, also has as much as $31,000 invested in Cenovus Energy, another Calgary firm. The lawmaker will likely have to divest of those holdings, or put them in blind trust if they aren’t already, following an ongoing federal ethics review that is standard procedure for would-be U.S. cabinet secretaries. But one environmentalist expressed disappointment on Thursday. “Given what we know about the fossil fuel industry and their apparent desire to cook the planet, it’s immoral to have investments in these companies,� Daniel Kessler of, an organization that’s started a fossil fuel divestment campaign, said Thursday. “We look forward to Sen. Kerry as secretary of state given his commitment to climate issues, but he has to divest of these investments.� Susan Casey-Lefkowitz of the National Resources Defense Council said she was confident Kerry would remain a staunch environmentalist as secretary of state, regardless of his past investments. “Sen. Kerry has obviously been a strong leader on climate change and we don’t think that’s going to change as secretary of state,� she said. “I think we can have faith that he’ll do whatever’s needed to make sure he

More Canadians turn to web for Christmas shopping as e-commerce soars BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Thursday at 1,233.15, up 2.95 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 180.88 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: March ’13 $3.50 lower $592.50; May ’13 $4.20 lower $582.20; July ’13 $6.50 lower $573.70; Nov. ’13 $5.30 lower $537.70; Jan. ’14 $5.50 lower $537.70; March ’14 $5.50 lower $537.70; May ’14 $5.50 lower $535.60; July ’14 $5.50 lower $537.70; Nov. ’14 $5.50 lower $539.70; Jan ’15 $5.50 lower $539.70; March $5.50 lower $539.70. 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. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 401,580 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 401,580.

has no conflicts of interest on this issue.� Kerry and his wealthy wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry — the heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune — have a large collection of international investments. Some of them would clearly pose conflicts of interest for him as secretary of state. “As is routine for any Senate-confirmed nominee, Sen. Kerry’s financial disclosure form and ethics agreement will be released as part of the nomination and confirmation process,� the White House said this week. Kerry is expected to breeze through his U.S. Senate confirmation hearings next week to become America’s next top diplomat, one whose devotion to environmental issues has been making proponents of Keystone XL nervous. The legislator, after all, has long been one of the most fierce environmentalists on Capitol Hill, leading unsuccessful efforts three years ago to push greenhouse gas legislation through Congress. In the coming weeks, the State Department will determine the fate of Keystone XL because it crosses an international border. The $7 billion project would carry bitumen extracted from Alberta’s carbon-intensive oilsands to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Kerry has provided no clues about Keystone’s prospects since being tapped by the Obama administration as Hillary Clinton’s replacement at State. “I’ve got confirmation hearings — you’ll hear about it,� Kerry told reporters recently on Capitol Hill when asked if Keystone would get the greenlight. American environmentalists, however, aren’t resting on their laurels waiting for Kerry’s limousine to pull up to the State Department. A coalition of environmental groups released a pair of reports on Thursday suggesting Keystone’s impact on the climate is much worse than previously believed. The reports claim Keystone XL would play a critical role in tripling oilsands production by 2030.

Canadians went online to do their Christmas shopping this year more than ever before, according to a new report. MasterCard Advisors says Canadian consumers spent $2.8 billion shopping online in December, representing about 6.6 per cent of the month’s total retail sales. December’s online sales were up 26 per cent over the previous year, which didn’t surprise industry watchers. The report notes that online shopping sales in Canada have grown by at least 20 per cent for 15 consecutive months now. When comparing online sales yearover-year, there are 43 months of consecutive growth. “We kind of continue to be amazed

by the growth rates that we see in online, it just doesn’t appear to be a sales channel that’s slowing down a lot,� said Mike Berry, senior managing consultant for Mastercard Advisors. There’s no real end in sight to the growth of online shopping in Canada, he added. “If we assume that perhaps the U.S. is a year or two ahead of what we’re seeing in Canada, I think probably it wouldn’t be surprising to see a growth rate in the range of 20 per cent — maybe not over 20 per cent — for at least another year, absent some major event in the economy,� Berry said. “Consumers are becoming more and more comfortable with the online shopping experience, even with things like shoes and clothing — if things don’t fit they don’t have a problem throwing it back in the box and sending it back.�


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NASA rover heads to drill site

The view of Curiosity’s planned first drilling site. The rover landed five months ago on a mission to study whether Mars was habitable. The enlargements of rocks are seen on the right, and denoted by letters and boxes. Each box is about 22 cm square.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Scientists have zeroed in on a Martian target for the Curiosity rover to drill into: A rock outcrop as flat as a pool table that’s expected to yield fresh insight into the red planet’s history. Running a tad behind schedule, Curiosity was due to arrive at the site in the next several days. After an inspection of the surroundings, the car-size rover will test its drill for the first time “probably in the next two weeks,” project manager Richard Cook of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Tuesday. The highly anticipated drilling has been billed as the most complex engineering task since the acrobatic landing inside a Martian crater last summer. Curiosity is on a quest to determine whether environmental conditions could have been favourable for microbes. By boring into a rock and transferring the powder to the rover’s onboard chemistry lab and other instruments, scientists should get a better handle on the region’s mineral and chemical makeup. “We’re thrilled, and we can’t wait to get drilling,” said project scientist John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology. Previous rovers Opportunity and Spirit carried a grinding tool that peeled away rock layers. Curiosity is capable of drilling down several inches to collect a sample from the interior — a first on Mars. Opportunity is still operating on the surface of Mars, but Spirit lost contact with Earth in 2010. Since the $2.5 billion Curiosity mission launched in 2011, engineers have been troubleshooting an issue with the rover’s drill in which flakes of Teflon can break off and get mixed with the rock samples. Cook said the contamination should not affect the mission. “We are reasonably confident that it’s something that we’ll be able to work our way around,” he said. As the most high-tech interplanetary rover, Curiosity has been on a slow streak since its actionpacked arrival. Grotzinger said the pace of the mission was “100 per cent discovery-driven” and can’t be rushed. Already, Curiosity has lingered longer than expected at its current location because scientists have been captivated by the sedimentary rocks that differ from the pebbles found at the landing site. After some last-minute studies, the rover will head to the rock outcrop dubbed “John Klein” after a mission team member who died in 2011. Curiosity’s ultimate goal is to drive to the base of Mount Sharp, a six-month journey with no stops. The plan is to begin the road trip after drilling is complete with pauses along the way.


NASA, Europeans to send space capsule to moon FLIGHTS TARGETED FOR 2017 AND 2021 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency to get astronauts beyond Earth’s orbit. Europe will provide the propulsion and power compartment for NASA’s new Orion crew capsule, officials said Wednesday. This so-called service module will be based on Europe’s supply ship used for the International Space Station. Orion’s first trip is an unmanned mission in 2017. Any extra European parts will be incorporated in the first manned mission of Orion in 2021. NASA’s human exploration chief, Bill Gerstenmaier, said both missions will be aimed at the vicinity of the moon. The exact details are being worked out; lunar fly-bys, rather than landings, are planned. NASA wants to ultimately use the bellshaped Orion spacecraft to carry astronauts to asteroids and Mars. International co-operation will be crucial for such endeavours, Gerstenmaier told reporters. The United States has yet to establish a clear path forward for astronauts, 1 ½ years after NASA’s space shuttles stopped flying. The basic requirements for Orion spacecraft are well understood regardless of the destination, allowing work to proceed, Gerstenmaier said. “You don’t design a

car to just go to the grocery store,” he told reporters. Getting to 2017 will be challenging, officials for both space programs acknowledged. Gerstenmaier said he’s not “100 per cent comfortable” putting Europe in such a crucial role. “But I’m never 100 per cent comfortable” with spaceflight, he noted. “We’ll see how it goes, but we’ve done it smartly.” The space station helped build the foundation for this new effort, he said. Former astronaut Thomas Reiter, Europe’s director of human spaceflight, said it makes sense for the initial Orion crew to include Europeans. For now, though, the focus is on the technical aspects, he said. NASA will supply nolonger-used space shuttle engines for use on the service modules. Reiter put the total European contribution at nearly $600 million. Orion originally was part of NASA’s Constellation program that envisioned moon bases in the post-shuttle era. President Barack Obama cancelled Constellation, but Orion was repurposed and survived. A test flight of the capsule is planned for next year; it will fly 5,790 km away and then return. Online: NASA: http://www. European Space Agency:



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On January 9, 2013, the Municipal Planning Commission issued the following decisions for development permit applications: Permitted Use Approvals: Timberstone Laebon Developments Ltd. – 2.49 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard and a 0.62 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to an uncovered deck for a proposed single family dwelling and attached garage to be at located at 34 Talson Place. Discretionary Use Denials: Riverside Light Industrial Park Libertevision - discretionary use of a dynamic sign to be located at 6013 – 48 Avenue (Tom Bast Sports), zoned I1. You may appeal discretionary approvals and denials to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative & Governance Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on February 1, 2013. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative & Governance Services. For further information, please phone 403-342-8132.

For additional information call: Charlaine Rausch, Corporate Events Specialist Communications & Strategic Planning 403-342-8318 Nominations accepted up until 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2013. The Mayor’s Recognition Awards will be presented at an awards ceremony in June.

Development Officer Approvals On January 15, 2013, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Clearview Ridge 1.Abbey Homes Ltd. – a 0.05 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard to a proposed single family dwelling, to be located at 43 Charles Avenue. Garden Heights


2. L Kubacka – a 0.73 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to a proposed single family dwelling with a garage, to be located at 73 Grove Close. Inglewood West 3.Bemoco Land Surveying Ltd. – a 1.4 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard, and a 0.9 metre relaxation to the minimum rear yard to an existing deck located at 27 Irving Crescent. Ironstone 4.Beta Surveys Ltd. – a 0.53 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard, to an existing deck located at 19 Irwin Avenue. Vanier Woods East 5.True-Line Contracting Ltd. – a 9.7 m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed semidetached dwelling, to be located at 7 Vista Close.

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Discretionary Use Edgar Industrial Park 6.Pumps & Pressure – a Dangerous Goods Occupancy to be located at 7018 Johnstone Drive.

In accordance with The City of Red Deer Neighbourhood Planning and Design Guidelines & Standards (2008) and the approved Lancaster Vanier Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan, the property within legal land description NE1/4 Sec 2 TWP 38 Rge 27 W4M, and located within the new Lancaster East neighbourhood, is available for sale as a site for the possible development of a Social Care Facility. Details as to eligibility, conditions of sale, prices, etc. may be obtained from: Melcor Developments Ltd. 403-343-0817 If this site is not purchased for the purpose listed above by December 31, 2013 it will alternatively be developed for low density residential uses in accordance with the approved Lancaster Vanier Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan.

Morrisroe 7.Red Deer Church of Nazarene – a 90.3 m2 entrance area addition to an existing church, located at 2 McVicar Street. Pines 8.R Smith – a new secondary suite with 3 rear parking stalls, to be located at 31 Patterson Crescent. You may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on February 1, 2013. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403342-8399.




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Models wear creations by Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons fashion house’s Men’s Spring-Summer 2013 collection, for the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris this week.

Colourful ode to the dandy RAF SIMONS GIVES MAKEOVER FOR PARIS MENSWEAR SHOW BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Raf Simons gave the dandy a colourful, 21st century makeover in his accomplished menswear show in Paris, replete with flappy collars, cravates, long cuffs and sumptuous satin. Opening the show, a model in satin pants clutched a black and white striped hat at his side. He marched past in a coat that harked back to the Napoleonic era — through its A-line shape, and long cravate-like collar tied in a knot. With subtlety, 45-year-old Simons thus took the codes of the early 19th century and served them up with a bright and youthful feel for his fall-winter 2013-2014 offering. The Belgian designer emphasized necks through large pointed pink, blue and yellow collars — shirts often on top of turtlenecks which ruffled in a dandy style. This mixed imaginatively with strong and wide open collars — that again added the feeling of exuberant layering. Shoulders, too, were given emphasis. Long coloured horizontal bars on the front, which joined the shoulders, worked brilliantly — and resembled the straps that held a cape in place. But Simons is a master of subversion. There were no capes here, and though many of the looks harked back to yesteryear, they remained contemporary and in the spirit of his intellectual style. A recurrent motif was a knitted face on a geekylooking sweater; instead of hair, it sported a question mark. It was an appropriate symbol for the indefatigable designer and current creative director of Christian Dior, who always surprises and never seems to stop questioning fashion.

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Pregnant women need flu shots LARGE NORWEGIAN STUDY STRENGTHENS CALL BY MIKE STOBBE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths. Getting the flu while pregnant makes fetal death more likely, the Norwegian research showed. The flu vaccine has long been considered safe for pregnant women and their fetus. U.S. health officials began rec-

ommending flu shots for them more than five decades ago, following a higher death rate in pregnant women during a flu pandemic in the late 1950s. But the study is perhaps the largest look at the safety and value of flu vaccination during pregnancy, experts say. “This is the kind of information we need to provide our patients when discussing that flu vaccine is important for everyone, particularly for pregnant women,” said Dr. Geeta Swamy, a researcher who studies vaccines and pregnant women at Duke University Medical Center. The study was released by the New England Journal

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of Medicine on Wednesday as the United States and Europe suffer through an early and intense flu season. A U.S. obstetricians group this week reminded members that it’s not too late for their pregnant patients to get vaccinated. The new study was led by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. It tracked pregnancies in Norway in 2009 and 2010 during an international epidemic of a new swine flu strain. Before 2009, pregnant women in Norway were not routinely advised to get flu shots. But during the pandemic, vaccinations against the new

til 6 months, but studies have shown they pick up some protection if their mothers got the annual shot, experts say. Because some drugs and vaccines can be harmful to a fetus, there is a long-standing concern about giving any medicine to a pregnant woman, experts acknowledged. But this study should ease any worries about the flu shot, said Dr. Denise Jamieson of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The vaccine is safe,” she said.

strain were recommended for those in their second or third trimester. The study focused on more than 113,000 pregnancies. Of those, 492 ended in the death of the fetus. The researchers calculated that the risk of fetal death was nearly twice as high for women who weren’t vaccinated as it was in vaccinated mothers. U.S. flu vaccination rates for pregnant women grew in the wake of the 2009 swine flu pandemic, from less than 15 per cent to about 50 per cent. But health officials say those rates need to be higher to protect newborns as well. Infants can’t be vaccinated un-

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Fecal transplants cure most cases of persistent C. difficile infection, a landmark study has shown. That comes as no surprise to the increasing numbers of people who have turned to this unorthodox treatment for relief from the debilitating condition. But this publication marks the first time a randomized controlled trial — the most reliable type of study — has shown that the treatment is effective. “Overall I think this paper is an important paper to say that performing fecal transplants does work,” said Dr. Tom Louie, an infection prevention and control expert in Calgary who has performed more than 100 fecal transplants. He was not involved in this study. “It will lead us to the tipping point where ... people may be more aware of the value of the normal bowel flora. This is verification that good bugs help.” The study is published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. It was done by researchers from the Netherlands. Fecal transplants, first performed in the late 1950s, have come to be regarded by many as the current best chance for cure for people with persistent, recurrent C. difficile. The idea is relatively simple: Use the feces of a healthy person to restore the normal mix of bacteria to a gut that has been ravaged by C. difficile. But generating the data to prove that the procedure works as well as people like Louie believe has been difficult. Getting institutional and ethics board approvals to conduct this type of experiment has been tough. And where once doctors had a hard time talking people into taking the treatment, now patients who have battled C. difficile often don’t want to run the risk they will be randomly assigned not to get the procedure in a clinical trial. They want the fecal transplant. Researchers in Toronto are conducting a randomized controlled trial on a different version of the same procedure, but have had trouble finding patients who will agree to take part for that very reason. In the Dutch trial, the researchers had to promise the patients that if they were randomly assigned to get antibiotics rather than a fecal transplant, they could have the procedure after the trial ended if they still needed it, said senior author Dr. Josbert Keller.

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The Tragically Hip perform on Tuesday at the Centrium. They have been at it for 30 years, and 13 albums, but remain enthused about what they do.

BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF It’s the challenge rather than the expectation that still lights Gord Downie’s fire. The frontman for the Juno Awardwinning Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip is set for yet another crosscountry jaunt — this time for the group’s 13th album, the freshly titled Now for Plan A (rather than Plan M or Plan Y as some reviewers have suggested it must be up to by now). In a rare interview before the band’s western tour, which stops on Tuesday at Red Deer’s Centrium, Downie revealed to the CBC that it’s not the expectation of high album sales or a fantastic fan reaction that keeps his born-in-1983 group jazzed after all these years. “We like the challenge” of music making, said Downie. The lyricist clearly embraces the mysteries of the songwriting process. He elaborated in a radio interview for the Jian Ghomeshi show Q that his only request of fellow band members — guitarists Paul Langlois and Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair and drummer Johnny Fay — is to come up with five

THE TRAGICALLY HIP Who: The Tragically Hip with the opening band Arkells When: 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22 Where: Red Deer’s Centrium Tickets: $34.25, $63.25 or $85.25 from Ticketmaster

song ideas each before they got down to recording. The content didn’t matter as long as it was cathartic. “We have a lot of faith and trust in each other,” said Downie, who was confident the musicians could provide material that’s from the gut, not the intellect. “I react viscerally, spontaneously, improvisationally. . . . What I needed eventually was a blown-out voice with everything it’s got.” His angsty, dramatic vocals are plenty evident on Now for Plan A — as are The Hip’s fuzzy, twanging guitars. The album contains the kind of hard-driving songs that have become associated with the rock group originally from Kingston, Ont., such as Streets Ahead, At Transformation and We Want to Be It.

They are unlikely to get a lot of radio play, but back up Downie’s contention that “punk is where my heart lies.” The release also contains an interesting melodic sort of statement/poem called Man Machine Poem, and some softer surprises. There’s the slow and lovely Done is Done about a fizzling relationship, and the hypnotic title track, which has an oceanic instrumental opening created with weaving guitar tracks. Its repetitive refrain of “nothing short of everything is enough” summarizes a lot of things about society. The band gets close to making another political statement with Goodnight Attawapiskat, about a fly-in aboriginal community “that’s not on the way to anywhere,” stated Downie. And About This Map speaks of shift-

ing territory and the emotional isolation all humans feel at one time or other: “See this is me. There you are there . . . the exit is here. . . . There’s got to be more than just a despair. . . .” In the radio interview, Downie, who is turning 49 on Feb. 6, acknowledged that the topic of death brushes several songs on the album — which isn’t surprising for a middle-aged band. Somebody once said the choice is “you either die or get really, really, really old,” stated Downie, who likes his mother’s take on aging: “It’s not how we planned it.” “That says it all Mom. . . . You’re right.” All things considered, The Tragically Hip is weathering the years remarkably well. Not only is the Toronto-based band that was recently honoured with a street name in Kingston still intact, but its members are tighter than ever. The singer revealed that he starts each concert with a backstage hug — which has taken some getting used to for certain group members. But he added it’s an important expression for him because, “we love each other and accept each other.”

Creepy thriller a pleasing change from Oscar fare Mama Three stars (out of four) Rated: 14A

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BY LINDA BARNARD SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE An elegant and edgy thriller, Mama is a ghost story laced with fairytale sensibilities, benefitting from the nightmarish, artful influence of executive producer Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy). It’s directed by first-time feature helmer Andres Muschietti and based on the chilling 2008 Spanish short he co-wrote with his sister, Barbara. Discovered by del Toro, who described it as “one of the scariest little scenes I’ve ever seen,” he nurtured the project from short to feature, hiring Luther creator Neil Cross to help expand the script to full length. Jessica Chastain (currently earning kudos for Zero Dark Thirty) and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau star as Annabel and Lucas, childless urban hipsters who suddenly find themselves parenting Lucas’s young nieces. And they’re hardly typical kids. Victoria (Megan Charpentier) and younger sis Lilly (Isabelle Nélisse) disappeared five years previous, kidnapped by their dad after he suffered both a financial and emotional meltdown. After years of searching, Lucas is overjoyed to learn his nieces are alive. But they’re hardly well, transformed into bizarre feral children after fending for themselves in a secluded forest cabin. Lilly has almost entirely abandoned her human side, unable to speak as she skitters around on all fours, refusing all comforts. Her physical presence is unnerving and frightening all

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jessica Chastain star in ‘Mama.’ on its own. Chastain further expands her chameleon profile, appearing as a Joan Jett look-alike rock chick with a massive and menacing octopus tattooed on her arm and an attitude to match. She’s hardly thrilled to find her boyfriend is taking on his dead brother’s kids, meaning it’s goodbye to the New York loft and her band mates (no loss, the poser group is terrible) and hello carpools. Where’s their mother? She died violently the day her daughters were taken, but she may not be entirely out of the picture given the girls’ insistence on the existence of someone — or something — they call “Mama,” who helped them survive all those years in the woods. Daniel Kash plays meddling psychiatrist Dr. Dreyfuss (isn’t there always one in a thriller?) who is convinced

Mama is all in their tormented heads. He moves the girls, along with Annabel and Lucas, to a suburban research house where he can work with the pair as the family tries to get used to their new lives. But a mysterious presence has other ideas and is revealed in increasingly sinister ways, convincing Annabel not only is Mama real, she’s hardly overflowing with nurturing impulses. Clever visual trickery and pleasing moments of discovery let the audience in on Mama’s arrival, combined with scares that will cause a couple of satisfying starts. But Mama is far more chilling in its quieter moments, when things just don’t add up. Good work from Charpentier as Victoria and charmer Nélisse as creepily devoted wee Lilly, whose smile could melt your heart if it wasn’t scaring you silly, add a sense of foreboding.

Del Toro may be executive producer, but his hand is seen all over Mama, from script touches to gruesome scenemaking. Fernando Velázquez’s moody score gooses the effect when Antonio Riestra’s camera peeks through halfclosed doors and creeps down hallways. For all the elements that work in Mama, there are others that don’t, including a few false leads that run into walls of predictability, a side-plot about ghosts and distracting Poltergeist nods, right down to a classic image of the two girls illuminated by the fireplace. Chastain is not so well used in the final reel when she becomes a more one-dimensional figure than our initial dealings with Annabel promised. It also rings somewhat familiar to another del Toro-produced work, Juan Antonio Bayona’s 2007 thriller The Orphanage, where an invisible friend takes a crucial role. Mama may have trouble finding an audience, being released in the midst of pre-Oscar frenzy, but it’s a pleasing change from a diet of contender films. A creepy thriller is sometimes just the ticket for awards-season overload. Mother knows best. Linda Barnard is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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A year-long exhibit entitled 100 years of Sport History has just opened at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum located at Heritage Ranch along Hwy 2 in Red Deer. The Centennial of Sports coincides with the City of Red Deer celebrating its centennial this year. Red Deer Olympians play a large part of the exhibit, which also features Red Deer College teams and athletes, and community sports like swimming, curling, hockey, speedskating and figure skating and other sports with a long history in Red Deer.

EXHIBITS RED DEER GALLERIES ● The Vat welcomes theatrical hard rockers Incura on Feb. 7. On Feb. 21 The Vat presents the legendary punk band D.O.A. as part of their farewell tour. ● The Centrium will host The Tragically Hip with special guests the Arkells on Jan. 22. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages show. Tickets go on sale from, Ticketmaster, and Rogers Wireless Box Office, and charge by phone at 1-855-985-5000. Also at the Centrium will be with Billy Talent on March 19 with guests Ottawa indie-rockers Hollerado, Sum 41, and Indian Handicrafts. To have your establishment’s live bands included in this space, fax a list to Club Dates by 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 403-341-6560 or email









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● The Art of Peace travelling exhibit presents work by 20 works by 18 artists from Alberta’s Peace River Country and will be featured at Harris-Warke Gallery until Feb. 9. The show consists of media pieces, sculpture, and ceramics. A reception will be held on Feb. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. as part of First Fridays. Phone 403-597-9788. ● The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Red Deer Centennial with the opening of the exhibit Red Deer Sport History. Take a look at over 100 years Sports History and discover the impact that sport had on Red Deer and its citizens. For more information contact Debbie at or visit or call 403-341-8614. ● Borrowing Art: The Red Deer Public Library Art Lending Program — Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library present this art lending program in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library until Feb. 19. Borrow original, framed artwork in a variety of two-dimensional media by local artists with your library membership. For details contact Diana at the Red Deer Art Council, 403-348-2787, Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ● Portraiture by Alberta Society of Artists will be on display at Red Deer College Library The Panels until Jan. 21. ● Alberta Roots by Christina Drader will be on display at The Hub on Ross until January 31. Drader’s collection features prairie heritage and cowboy art. To be included in this listing, please email event details to, fax to 403-341-6560, or phone 403-314-4325.

“Television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey,” Jeremy Irons told a ballroom full of surprised TV critics and chagrined PBS suits. Dressed in his traditional Bronte Romantic-Lead Press Tour costume — rough cotton pants tucked into heavy black wandering-across-the-moors boots, etc. — Irons had come to plug his upcoming PBS program, Shakespeare Uncovered, in which he and other actors who have performed the Bard’s work discuss the roots of his plays. The show debuts Jan. 25 and features Ethan Hawke explaining Macbeth, Joely Richardson tackling Shakespeare’s comedies — and Irons probes Henry IV and Henry V. But what captured crit‘PRACTISE, ics’ attention PRACTISE, PRACTISE was his breezy candor about — YOU CAN’T SORT Downton — OF MUTTER IT IN A which, ever since PBS’s DOWNTON ABBEY press-tour atWAY.’ bat began the previous day, — JEREMY IRONS ON PERFORMING had been The SHAKESPEARE Prettiest Girl At the Party. Since Monday morning, it had been “Downton this,” and “Downton that,” while the casts and producers of other PBS shows kept their upper lips stiff at the tour, while vultures gnawed at their bosoms. Irons wasn’t having it. Shakespeare’s plays, he said, “still speak to us, they have resonance — hundreds of plays written since then don’t,” he said. And Shakespeare Uncovered “opens up to this huge American audience this gold dust, and shows them [that] television doesn’t end with Downton Abbey. If you think that’s good . . . see what real writing, real authors and real characters are about.” “There’s more to TV than Downton Abbey,” he also sniffed. “Downton,” he said, warming to his theme, is like the Ford Fiesta of drama. “A Ford Fiesta will get you there and give you a good time. But an Aston Martin . . . ” he said, though he did not get to finish his thought as the crowd erupted in laughter. Of performing Shakespeare, Irons said that it takes projection and “practise, practise, practise — you can’t sort of mutter it in a Downton Abbey way.” “We do love Downton Abbey,” PBS member station WNET exec Stephen Segaller, sitting on stage next to Irons, added nervously. Finally, one critic took a microphone and said he got the feeling that Irons thought Downton was overrated, “but I don’t want to misrepresent you when I write my little story. Can you clarify your thoughts?” “If I shot myself now, would I create enough of a diversion?” Segaller joked. Critics laughed. “I’m a terrible television snob. . . . I’ve never seen Downton Abbey, so I don’t know what I’m talking about,” the Oscar-winning actor responded happily. “I’m sure it’s splendid,” he snickered, adding: “I’m conscious you’ve all been here for 14 weeks” and that he thought he’d “stir the pot to keep you awake.” Remember how you were warned recently not to expect PBS to air Downton Abbey episodes closer to their run in the U.K.? That after the third-season debut clocked nearly eight million viewers for PBS, nearly six months after it debuted in the U.K. — quadrupling PBS’s prime-time average, which PBS chief Paula Kerger called “a beautiful thing”? Masterpiece exec producer Rebecca Eaton announced this week that Season 4 of Downton will begin shooting in a matter of weeks “and, fingers crossed, will show up in January of 2014.”




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Couple hopes to tell LGBT story BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES WASHINGTON — Bayard Rustin, an African American scholar from eastern Pennsylvania, was on the front lines of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He was a key organizer of bus segregation demonstrations in the South, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the March on Washington, where he scheduled the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech and drilled police officers on techniques of nonviolent crowd control. Rustin was also gay. And his story is among those that have inspired an effort to build a national museum in Washington dedicated to the history of gay, lesbian and transgender people. Organizers, led by former Smithsonian researcher Tim Gold and his husband, North Carolina furniture magnate Mitchell Gold, are raising money and collecting artifacts to open a national history museum to tell the stories of LGBT Americans at a time when gay rights were frequently a matter of political and cultural debate. Tim Gold said he began thinking about the idea while working as a museum specialist at the National Postal Museum and reading about James Smithson, who created the Smithsonian Institution when he passed his inheritance to the United States in the 1830s. Gold said he discovered through research that Smithson was possibly gay, but his sexuality has rarely been publicized. Gold founded a charitable group, the Velvet Foundation, in 2008 to gather donations. He and Mitchell, who does philanthropic work on behalf of gay youth and edited a book of coming-out stories, have enlisted a lawyer to arrange their fundraising, a museum design expert to plan exhibits, and a real estate broker to locate and acquire property needed for a 100,000-square-foot museum. Tim Gold said the idea was for a place that would teach the often-ignored roles that LGBT Americans have played in the country’s history in a way that would reverberate with visitors of all kinds. “This isn’t a museum just for gay people or just for lesbian people or just for transgender people,” he said. “I want anyone who walks through this door to be able to take something away from the experience.” Although the project is years away from having a door to open, it has at-

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Mitchell Gold and Tim Gold (seated) in their condo in Washington; they are leading an effort to build a national museum to document the history of gay, lesbian and transgender people. tracted the support of the Arcus Foundation, which promotes LGBT equality, and individual donors, and the Velvet Foundation has announced plans to attract other donors and investors. Contributors provided $300,000 to get the campaign started and Tim Gold needs $50 million to $100 million to open and operate the museum. Its 40-page strategic plan, titled “Here I Am,” explores stories of gay men and lesbians and their searches for identity, among them lesbian performers at Harlem blues clubs in the 1920s, young demonstrators from the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York and

John Fryer, a gay psychiatrist who advocated for homosexuality to be delisted as a mental illness in 1972. With the backing of his wealthy husband, who co-founded the $100 million home furnishing company Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Tim Gold has been traveling the country acquiring artifacts from gay rights activists and their families, often explaining his

project in their living rooms, then following them to pick through boxes in their attics. There are protest signs from demonstrations nationwide. There is a filmstrip of a 1970 gay pride parade in New York, which Gold serendipitously found buried in a case of gay porn contributed by the Museum of Sex. (“You can’t know what future generations are going to want to watch,” he said.) There is the violin and music stand owned by Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University freshman who committed suicide in 2010 after a video of him kissing another man was posted on the Internet. In all, Gold has 5,000 items stored in a climate-controlled warehouse in Forestville, Md. He said there would be many more if being gay weren’t considered taboo by the families of early activists; once they passed away, many of their families tossed the artifacts. He thinks that even the original sign from the Stonewall Inn has been discarded. “So much of our history is unfortunately thrown out,” he said. Finding and affording a location will not be easy. Gold envisions an exhibition hall as part of a mixed-use development in Washington that would include a performing arts theater, a cafe, offices and a research center — an endeavor that probably would cost tens of millions of dollars. The foundation has created a benefit corporation that will allow donors and investors to contribute. The project could attract political criticism, particularly as it addresses topics such as same-sex marriage. Joe Solmonese, former president of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay rights group, said gains such as the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the passage of a federal hate crimes law would not have happened without educating the public about the struggles of gay Americans. “Every advance that we’ve made has been brought about because we’ve been able to change the hearts and minds of the American people in a pretty significant way, and in the context of history, in a fairly rapid way,” he said. “And I see the museum as doing just that.”

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Hartford Courant, will profile Adam Lanza and his relationship with his mother, who was among those he killed in Newtown. Raising Adam Lanza will look at the young man who killed students and adults on Dec. 14 before committing suicide — leaving his motives, and life, largely a mystery. Frontline also will report on the battle over America’s gun laws and gun culture. Nova will air Mind of a Rampage Killer, which will ask what makes a person open fire in a theater, church or classroom, and whether science can provide clues to prevention. Nova correspondent Miles O’Brien will look at new theories that suggest the most destructive rampage killers are driven not by the urge to kill but by a death wish. Kerger’s announcement, on the penultimate day of Winter TV Press Tour 2013, punctuates two weeks of discussion with industry execs about TV’s responsibility in its depiction of violence. “It certainly fits into the way we think about what’s in front of kids,” said Kerger.

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20 million tuned into Golden Globes The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards bagged 20 million viewers Sunday, finally getting back to the crowd size it enjoyed before getting nuked in 2008 by the Writers’ Guild of America strike. The trophy show scored 3 million more viewers than it did last year. Argo was declared best dramatic flick and Les Miserables crowned best musical flick. HBOs Girls was named best comedy series, Showtime’s Homeland was best drama series, Jodie Foster may or may not have come out and best comedy actress Lena Dunham (Girls) couldn’t navigate heels and an evening gown. It was the most watched Globes since 2007.

NEW YORK — As the tabloids speculated about whether Jessica Simpson is expecting again (she is) and the media zeroed in on Kate Middleton’s acute morning sickness, Kim Kardashian says it was nice to be out of the media spotlight during the early stages of her pregnancy. “I’m obviously so happy for them, but if anything I loved the privacy,” the 32-year-old reality TV star said in an interview Wednesday. That bit of privacy went out the window when Kardashian’s boyfriend, Kanye West, revealed during a Dec. 30 concert in Atlantic City, N.J., that they are expecting their first child together. Now that the word is out, Kardashian says her motherly instincts have made her pull back from being so open about her personal life. “I think that definitely kicks in where you’re like, ’OK, I have to go in protect mode,’ and as ironic as it sounds, you live your life on a reality show but then when you grow up . . . certain things change your life that make you want to be more private and this is definitely one of them.”


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seal hunt. 1958 — Willie O’Ree starts playing for the Boston Bruins. He is the first black person to play in the National Hockey League. 1919 — A Canadian delegation attends opening of the First World War Peace Congress in Versailles, France. 1839 — Several rebels are hanged in Montreal following the rebellion in Lower Canada.





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Daughter finding it hard to deal with mother’s negativity Dear Annie: My parents have been divorced for 30 died unexpectedly. She left a 12-year-old daughter. years. Both made mistakes when they were married, As we arrived at the funeral home, we thought but the end was due to my mom’s drinking. there was a line to sign in. Wrong. It turned out to be Dad provided for me and now takes an about 25 “tweens” practising their cheeractive role in his grandchildren’s lives, alleading. These girls blocked the front door ways making an effort to show up for their and the hallway. They were loud, laughing, events. taking pictures and running around. This Mom is a different story. She is an alcocontinued all night long. Not one person holic. When I was younger, she constantly said a word to them. criticized me. I was never “good enough.” I don’t know whose job it should have She demeans my housekeeping skills, my been to tell them to sit down and be quiet, parenting and my appearance. Mom also but I feel I didn’t get the chance to properly has become increasingly negative about my mourn my friend. There was no funeral serfather. She has something bad to say about vice. Should I have talked to these girls or him every time I speak to her. She blames someone else? — Still Grieving Dad for the way her life turned out. Dear Still: Someone at the funeral home I have a hard time trusting her with my should have taken charge of this circus and MITCHELL children. I attempted to make regular visasked the girls to be more respectful, and & SUGAR iting arrangements when the kids were you could have spoken to the funeral direcyounger, but she would never commit to tor. But we hope it was comforting to the a specific schedule. Now she rarely sees 12-year-old to see her friends there, even if them because making the time isn’t a priorthey were laughing and taking pictures. It’s ity. a blessing not to know death at that age. Over the years, I have gone to counseling, and I Dear Annie: “Realistic” referred to the decline have created a good life for myself. of the elderly as “the angry human wreckage they I have suggested counseling to Mom, but she re- become.” That statement is a sad commentary. Most fuses to get help for any of her various issues. I’ve also elderly do not take such a negative route in their final suggested talking to other family members, although days. My grandmothers were both sweet, vulnerable she’s estranged from most of them. and a little bit scared in the end, but neither hostile I really am at the end of my rope. The few visits she nor combative. This may have been because they were makes are stressful and anxiety filled. I have already surrounded by people who truly loved and supported limited contact to when I am prepared to handle her, them during that vulnerable time. and frankly, I don’t want to bother anymore. But I hate One reason some people become “angry” and resisthe idea of hurting her. She is still my mother. How tant is that they are disoriented in an unfamiliar encan I deal with her negativity? — Tired Daughter vironment with strangers taking care of them. — Field Dear Tired: We understand that Mom’s visits are Services Co-ordinator, Long-Term Care Services exhausting, and you are right to limit them. Now you Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marneed to create boundaries for her behavior. If she cy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. speaks negatively, say, “I don’t wish to discuss this.” Please email your quesIf she keeps at it, you can leave or ask her to leave. tions to anniesmailbox@ It might change her behavior, but if not, at least you, or write to: won’t be there to listen to it. We also urge you to con- Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Cretact Adult Children of Alcoholics ( ators Syndicate, 737 3rd for additional support. Street, Hermosa Beach, Dear Annie: A few days ago, I attended the wake of CA 90254. a good friend of 40 years. She was in her mid-50s and


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NEW YORK — What does the baby of the world’s most famous Latin American singer need? Nothing, apparently. Expectant parents Shakira and soccer star Gerard Pique of FC Barcelona are inviting friends and family to join an online baby shower to benefit underprivileged children. Their own child is expected to be born early this year. A UNICEF-hosted website invites those attending the virtual baby shower to buy gifts costing as little as $5, which can buy a mosquito net to ensure a sleeping baby stays safe from malaria — a leading cause of child deaths worldwide. Guests can spend $10 for polio vaccines to protect 17 children, or $37 for a baby scale. “To celebrate the arrival of our first child, we hope that, in his name, other less privileged children in the world can have their basic needs covered through gifts and donations,” reads a message from the 35-year-old Colombian superstar, a goodwill ambassador for the UN children’s agency, and Pique. “Thank you for sharing this unforgettable moment with us.” The site also features never-seen photos of the couple, taken in December. In a black-and-white image, a shirtless, 25-yearold Pique poses with his right arm around a hugely pregnant Shakira, who wears a bikini top and hip-hugging skirt that shows off her exposed belly. A second photograph shows her in a white fulllength gown that accentuates her expanding torso.

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Death row lawyer delves into mind of a killer in new book ents just heap the blame on him and he just shuts down,” said Vernay, who now practises law out of Albuquerque, N.M., but deals primarily with death penalty cases in nearby Texas. The gallows humour in the story revolves around the inmate’s lifelong obsession with automobiles and his desire to possess one after causing a car accident that resulted in the death of his older brother as a child. Despite his involvement in 20 death penalty cases, Vernay hasn’t based the character in the book on any of them. The novel actually started out as a play dating back to a time after Vernay left law school and was based on a 1974 murder in Long Island, N.Y., in which a young man killed his parents. “After I graduated law school I didn’t practise law for about 12 years. I was writing plays for New York theatre and I wrote this play about a judge who had to sentence a young man to death,” he said. “The judge in this play just wanted to know why did this kid kill his parents? But every time I started writing it the humour would come out and since I was this heavy-duty serious playwright at the time I put it away for a number of years.” A couple of years ago he finally sat down and finished it Vernay eventually joined the bar in Montana in 1986 and became involved

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — It wasn’t much of a stretch for death row lawyer Don Vernay to put himself into the mind of a killer. Vernay, 69, has spent more than two decades of his life defending those headed to the gallows — one of the most notable being former Red Deer resident Ronald Smith, who has spent the last 30 years fighting a death sentence in Montana for the murder of Thomas Running Rabbit and Harvey Madman Jr. in 1982. In his novel Today and Tomorrow, Vernay gives a glimpse into the mind of a young man about to be executed for the Christmas Eve murder of his parents and chronicles the chain of events that brings him to the last day of his life. The story takes place totally inside the head of the unidentified and remorseless protagonist and takes the reader on a journey that is both dark and humorous from his birth to his death. “Because I’ve been doing this work so long I wanted to convey what trauma can do to somebody — how someone can just shut down, which is what happens with this kid. He causes an accident that kills his brother, his par-

in the Ronald Smith case. He decided to focus on death row cases after that and moved to a place where executions are commonplace. “I thought death penalty work would be this fabulous challenge and then I started putting feelers out to Texas. I

came down here. There are a hell of a lot of people who don’t deserve to live, but it’s not society’s job to make that judgment,” he said.

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TORONTO — Toronto-based journalist and author Noah Richler has received another prestigious nomination for his book What We Talk About When We Talk About War. This week, the son of the late novelist Mordecai Richler made the short list for the $25,000 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing for the Goose Lane Editions polemic, which focuses on Canada’s military. In December, the book made the short list for the $25,000 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary NonFiction, and last fall it was a finalist for a Governor General’s Literary Award. Other finalists for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize include Westmount, Que., mayor Peter F. Trent for The Merger Delusion: How Swallowing Its Suburbs Made an Even Bigger Mess of Montreal (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Ottawa journalist Jeffrey Simpson made the cut for Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century (Allen Lane Canada), which is also up for the Charles Taylor award. Montreal-based author Taras Grescoe is a Shaughnessy Cohen contender for Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile (HarperCollins Publishers). That book is also on the short list for the $40,000 B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and was a finalist for last year’s Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-fiction. And Calgary’s Marcello Di Cintio made the Shaughnessy Cohen short list with Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Goose Lane Editions). The Writers’ Trust of Canada will announce the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize winner at the Politics and the Pen Gala in Ottawa on March 6. Each nominated author will receive $2,500. This year’s jury includes politician and political scientist Ed Broadbent, columnist Tasha Kheiriddin, and novelist and translator Daniel Poliquin. The Shaughnessy Cohen Prize, which is into its 13th year, is named after the late MP from Windsor, Ont. It is awarded annually “to a non-fiction book that captures a political subject of interest to Canadian readers and enhances our understanding of the issue.”

TORONTO — She has treated more than 5,000 people over the last decade who have struggled with obesity, but wrestling since childhood with personal weight issues, Dr. Ali Zentner became her own first patient. She saw her first nutritionist at age nine when she tipped the scales at 120 pounds, and described herself as the biggest kid in all of her grade school classes. An admitted emotional eater, Zentner would turn to ice cream to soothe her sorrows following social or academic failures or a bad day at work. By age 31, she was pre-diabetic with high blood pressure — and in the worst shape of her life. Zentner’s personal struggles are laid bare in her new book The Weight-Loss Prescription (Penguin). She also outlines strategies to help individuals break the cycle of poor eating habits and physical inactivity and encourage healthier relationships with food. The Vancouver-based obesity specialist who practises internal medicine says she felt it “absolutely necessary” to share her own story and those of her patients in the book. “Unfortunately, in today’s society, obesity is still very much viewed as a social condition and not a disease, and we very much blame the patient,” the 41-yearold said during a recent visit to Toronto. “I wanted a book that wasn’t just a how-to, but also to teach a component of empathy. I wanted there to be stories where people wouldn’t just adopt a healthier lifestyle, but that they would identify with others in their struggle.

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And if it wasn’t their struggle, I want them to develop a sense of empathy.” Zentner recalls in the book barely being able to walk five minutes on the elliptical when she first started. Over time, that number gradually rose in small increments until she was spending an hour a day on the trainer. She and her husband eliminated their twice-weekly Chinese food takeout habit and she stopped “eating candies by the bagful,” opting for fruit at dinner rather than ice cream. Zentner would go on to lose 40 pounds within six months, and has dropped more than 175 in total. She commutes to work by bike and has gone on to complete feats of endurance that would have once seemed impossible, from recently running a marathon in Honolulu to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. “As I say to patients, this disease isn’t your fault but it is your responsibility,” says Zentner, medical correspondent for Global National. “I wanted people to know that if I could take the responsibility and still keep at it a decade later and be more enthusiastic about it and more passionate about it a decade in than I was when I first started ... then maybe they could too.” Zentner said she makes the assumption in the book that it’s not the startup of a new diet that’s the issue but “the mid-game,” along with the lack of a cohesive plan to maintain the regimen long-term. So, rather than adopting a one size fits all model, she encourages individuals to follow a structure for improved eating habits in keeping with their existing behav-

iour patterns. Zentner defines and offers specific tips for those who fall under various eating personalities: the emotional eater, the calorie drinker, the fast-food junkie, the all-or-nothing dieter, the portion distorter and the sitting duck. Whether using old-fashioned pen and paper or a digital app, she also emphasizes the value of keeping a food diary to discern eating patterns and look at where individuals may be falling short in meeting their targets. “Part of maintaining (your lifestyle change) is looking at who you are and what your behaviour patterns are now instead of ‘That’s what I want,”’ says Zentner, who was the medical expert on CBC reality series Village on a Diet. “You have to see what your capabilities are and what the map looks like before you can even imagine getting to the destination. But I think we often — especially in this weight-loss world — we focus so much on the destination, this elusive kind of number.” Zentner says it’s also incredibly important for individuals not to “diet in silence.” In addition to stating their intentions towards healthier living, she says people should draw on outside support to help them along their journey. And they don’t have to embark on the journey alone She points to one example in the book of a female patient who is married with three young boys and would typically order three pizzas, cheesy bread and chicken wings four nights a week. They now order in just one night a week, trade cheesy bread for salad, nix the chicken wings entirely and eliminate leftovers by opting for an extra-large pizza.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A new Dan Brown novel is coming in May, and the subject is Dante. Doubleday announced this week that Brown’s book is called Inferno, named for Dante’s epic journey in verse. Brown again will feature Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, the protagonist for his blockbuster The Da Vinci Code and for the million-selling follow-up The Lost Symbol. The book might seem familiar in other ways, as Brown again takes on a masterpiece of Western civilization: The Da Vinci Code centred on an iconic painting, the Mona Lisa. “Although I studied Dante’s Inferno as a student, it wasn’t until recently, while researching in Florence, that I came to appreciate the enduring influence of Dante’s work on the modern world,” Brown said in a statement. “With this new novel, I am excited to take readers on a journey deep into this mysterious realm. A landscape of codes, symbols, and more than a few secret passageways.” Brown may also be returning to the religious controversies of The Da Vinci Code, when he infuriated some Catholics by suggesting that Jesus and Mary Magdalene had children. Dante himself was a Catholic who was critical of church leaders. Inferno comes out on May 14.

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BOURREE Jean Aime Bourree passed away December 31, 2012. Born March 1, 1957 at Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, John moved to Red Deer in 1976 working in the oil industry throughout Alberta. He enjoyed fishing, camping, biking, attending concerts and storytelling. John leaves to mourn his children; Chantelle, Natasha and Shane. His sisters; Clair, Louise, Jeannie and brother, Gilles; two grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and furry friend Patty. A celebration of life will be held on Monday, January 21, at 1:30 pm at Potter Hands Church, 5031-Ross St. Red Deer.

GAMELIN Travis 1975 - 2013 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Travis Gamelin of Red Deer on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at the age of 37 years. Travis will be lovingly remembered by his wife Nicole and their children; Micheal, Riley and Tyson, granddaughter Ava, parents; David and Wendy, brother; Trevor (Miriam) and sister Trevenna (Chris), as well as several extended family and friends. Travis’ life will be celebrated at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

GENZ Gordon Oscar 1924 - 2013 Gordon was born in Wetaskiwin to Andrew and Emma Genz. He passed away on January 4, 2013 at West View Lodge at Rocky. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife Val in 1983; four sisters and one brother. He is survived by one brother, Reginald, of Vancouver and one sister, Aileen George, of Red Deer; and one special friend, Rose Normington of Edmonton. Memorial service will be held at Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremner Ave. on January 26, 2013 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to donors choice.

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HANNA Cecile (nee de Forest) April 10, 1919 - Jan. 14, 2013 Cecile, beloved wife of Jim of Calgary, passed away on January 14, 2013 at the age of 93 years. Born and raised by Harold and Nina de Forest on a ranch near the Porcupine Hills southwest of Claresholm, she was home schooled, and grew up loving nature, music, reading and writing. She received her teaching certificate from Normal School in 1941 and during her many years of teaching she was passionate about her students and making the subject matter relevant to each of them. She was also passionate about Christian Science and faithfully attended Church and the Reading Rooms in Calgary and Red Deer where she moved in 2002. She found the best in every person and situation and expressed her gratitude and love at every opportunity. Cecile will be fondly remembered by her son Norm and grandchildren, Travis (Marie) and Graeme Hanna; her daughter Grace (Ed) Williams and grandchildren, Lowell (Alix) and Aaron (Sarah and great grandchild Emily) Williams; her brother Ron de Forest and niece Belle Parkinson. Cecile was predeceased by her beloved husband of fifty-seven years Jim in 2004. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Barbara Watson, Bernice Bernard, and Gwen Schultz. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In living memory of Cecile Hanna, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044

WEIDMAN Clarence Vernon “Vern” 1923 - 2013 Vern Weidman of Red Deer passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the age of 89 years. A Funeral Service will be held at the Deer Park Alliance Church (2960 - 39 Street, Red Deer) on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Alto-Reste Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222



KRIKKE On Monday, December 17, 2012, surrounded by adoring family, Wijntje “Winnie” Krikke (nee Vriend) passed away peacefully at Extendicare Michener Hill in Red Deer to be present with the Lord. She was in her 98th year. Predeceased by her husband Martin and her son Nick, she will be dearly missed by her children, Bert (Lillian), Henk, Eldon (Margaret), Margaret (Charles) Webber, Annette (Paul) Forand, eight grandchildren and their spouses, and ten great-grandchildren. She was born on June 29, 1915, in Andijk, the Netherlands, at the end of the First World War. She was the youngest of five daughters, joined by brother Gyula Kiss from Hungary, into a garden-farming family. Early in the Second World War, Winnie and Martin wed, and continued growing tulips, seed vegetables, and seed potatoes. In 1957, the family immigrated to Lacombe, Alberta, and later moved to Red Deer. Winnie was a devoted, loving wife and mother. She was committed to Jesus and the church. She sang a lot while working at home and with the Song Birds, a women’s choral group in her church. The interest in writing poetry and prose that she developed with her friends while a school girl in Holland, continued in the form of years of letters, in both Dutch and English, to relatives and friends in Holland and elsewhere. In later years she enjoyed winning at Scrabble and also took great pleasure in travelling, community excursions, handicrafts, reading, musical performances, and participating in sing-alongs. She always enjoyed hosting friends and family in her home and they will remember Winnie for her generosity, kindness, and resilience. A memorial service is planned f o r 1 : 0 0 p . m . , S a t u r d a y, January 19, 2013, at the First Christian Reformed Church at 16 McVicar Street, Red Deer. The family thanks the compassionate and competent staff at Extendicare Michener Hill, Pastor Gary Bomhof, and Doctors Lize Jones and Donovan Stearn for their exemplary care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 4837-54th Street, Red Deer, T4N 2G5 or online at registrant/memoriam.aspx? eventid=86874. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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NELSON - Rose H. ROSE HELEN (Balog) NELSON passed away peacefully on the morning of January 2, 2013 at the age of 91 at her home at Heartland Manor, Lacombe of natural causes, after struggling with dementia the past couple of years. Born in Hungary in 1921, Rosie came to Canada in 1928 at the age of 7 with her mother Irene and younger sister Mary to join with their father John Balog who had immigrated a year earlier. She spent all of her married life content to live on a farm in the Rainy Creek district before gradually moving into Westview Apartments in Bentley where she resided for 8 years before moving into Heartland Manor for her last 3.5 years. Family was the most important thing in her life. She didn’t care about fashion or travel or anything extravagant. She was always practical. Predeceased by her husband Ronald of 50 years, who passed away in 1991; and by an infant son in 1946; she leaves behind two sisters and one brother Mary Nagy of Blackfalds, Emma Nelson of Bentley, and Albert Balog of St. Albert. Rose also leaves behind two children - June (Paul) Norvila of Bentley and John (Dianne) Nelson of Norglenwold, as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren Terry (Patricia) Norvila with Zose from Springbrook; Tammy (Ian) Christensen with Brayden, Garrett, and Cassandra from Regina; Erle (Christel) Norvila from Blackfalds; and Dallas Tr u d g e o n w i t h B r a y d e n and Cheyenne from Fort Saskatchewan, and numerous other family and friends. Cremation by Alternatives Funeral Services. As per her request there was no funeral service, but a memorial service will follow at a later date. If family and friends desire, donations can be made in her name to HEARTLAND MANOR, Box 85, Site 5, R.R. 4, Lacombe, AB† T4L 2N4 or to WESTVIEW APARTMENTS, c/o Bentley Senior Citizen’s Housing Society, Box 870, Bentley, AB† T0C 0J0 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Always loving. Always caring. Always ready to help out. Her work here is done. She can now rest in peace.


SCOTT WILLINGTON ELSIE HAZEL Marten Willington of Lacombe 1915 - 2013 passed away at the Lacombe It is with sadness that our Hospital & Care Center on family announces the peaceful J a n u a r y 1 2 , 2 0 1 3 a t t h e p a s s i n g o f o u r m o t h e r, age of 84 years. Predeceased g r a n d m o t h e r a n d g r e a t - by his loving wife Lucill, he is grandmother Mrs. Elsie Scott survived by one son, Ross on January 14, 2013 at the (Judy) Willington of Lacombe; age of 97 years. Elsie was f o u r d a u g h t e r s ; J a n i c e born to pioneer parents Bill MacDonald, Lorea (Dave) and Almeda Henderson of Willington, Robbin (Gerald) Penhold and lived her entire H u s e b y, Ve r o n i c a ( B l a i r ) life in the area. In 1934 she Willington all of Lacombe; c a m e t o t h e R i d g e w o o d nine grandchildren; thirteen district as the bride of Percy great grandchildren; two Scott and continued to live brothers; Henry Polay and o n t h e f a r m s u p p o r t i n g Dave Polay both of Calgary; younger members of her two sisters, Joey Beeber of family until 2009. Many hours Calgary and Annie Midtle of were spent in her yard and Nelson. Funeral Service will garden in later years, often be held from the Lacombe attended by great grandsons Memorial Center, Lacombe, as four generations of her AB. on Monday, January 21, family call the farm their 2013 at 11:00 AM. A family home. She has resided in the interment will take place at Innisfail Rosefield Centre for the Gull Lake Cemetery. If the last few years and the f r i e n d s d e s i r e m e m o r i a l family is very grateful for the contributions may be made wonderful care she received to the Lacombe Palliative f r o m t h e t r u l y g o o d a n d Care Society, Box 5576, caring staff. Thank you so much. Lacombe, AB. T4L 1X2. Elsie was predeceased by Expressions of sympathy her parents, eight siblings may be made by visiting and her husband Percy and her youngest son Melvin WILSON’S FUNERAL Scott. She is survived by her CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM son Harvey (Beth) Scott, her of Lacombe and Rimbey in daughter Shirley Hodgkinson charge of the arrangements. (Bill Lust) and daughter-in-law 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 Linda Scott. She is also “A Caring Family, survived by seven grandchildren Caring For Families” and their spouses; thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In accordance with Elsie’s wishes a family Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made directly to the Rosefield Centre or the charity of one’s choice. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., INNISFAIL entrusted with arrangements. 403.227.0006. In Memoriam

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KEVIN JAMES SIMONEAU March 9, 1966 - Jan. 18, 2012 In memory of our youngest son Kevin who passed away 1 year ago today.

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In tears we saw you sinking We watched you fade away You suffered much in silence You fought so hard to stay You faced your task with courage Your spirit did not bend You still kept on fighting Until the very end. God saw you getting tired, When a cure was not to be, So He wrapped His arms around you And whispered, “Come with me” When we saw you lying there So peaceful, free from pain, We could not wish you back To suffer that again. Rest in peace dear son. We love and miss you very much. “Mom” Vera & “Dad” Gerald

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Uncle Kevin, You fought so hard You gave your all. God said.. it’s time to rest We will always love and miss you Kevin. But God.. He knows what’s best. Forever in our hearts Bobbi, Ryan, Rhiannon and families

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KEVIN SIMONEAU March 9, 1966 - Jan. 18, 2012 In my home, there’s a picture of a face more precious than gold. And to those who loved and lost you Your memory will never grow old. Today I look at that picture of your face, so loving and true My baby brother Kevin, it’s still hard to believe God took you. But each day, you walk beside me And when my life is through, I hope and pray God takes my hand and leads me straight to you.

Proud parents, Sabrina Card and Jesse Inkster announce the early arrival of daughter, Isis Rae January 3, 2013 weighing 3 lbs 11 oz. Ecstatic grandparents are Brian & Karin Card, David and Catherine Inkster

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KEVIN SIMONEAU March 9, 1966 - Jan. 18, 2012 Always and forever Our hearts will always touch Always and forever We will love and miss you So very very much.

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Forever loved and missed by Glenda, Sasha, Jeff and families KEVIN SIMONEAU March 9, 1966 - Jan. 18, 2012 “Memories are treasures time will not take away� Though you’ve walked through Heaven’s gate We’ll never be apart. For every time we think of you You’ll be right here in our hearts. Loving and missing you always, your brothers Raymond & Mervin KEVIN SIMONEAU In loving memory of my little brother. In hockey you were my left winger. In golf you were a pro. Memories of such a great brother. Wishing you were here. In my heart, in my mind forever Brother, your memory will be treasured. Love Doyle and Randa.


us in singing with beautiful harmonies, and Reverend David Larsen for sharing his moments with Floyd, and his spiritual message. Thank you to those who gave of their hearts with cards and messages, flowers, hugs, and donations to the charities important to him. For all those many family and friends who shared in Floyd’s life, and are now sharing in our loss, we are filled with gratitude, finding comfort in knowing you are there with us.

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MIKITUK - LATURNUS Carole Kent & Lonny Lott with Larry & Roxanne Mikituk would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashely Mikituk to Chris Laturnus son of Jack & Debbie Laturnus. The wedding will take place in Red Deer on August 31, 2013.



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GENT who is a kind person looking for lady in her 50’s to go out and have a good time. Reply w/phone # to Box 1031, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 WIDOWER seeks F. companion 60+. Reply to Box 1030, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Central Alberta Residence Society

A CARF accredited agency has long been recognized for providing “Quality� support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. We are currently seeking to fill a number of p/t positions which are necessary in order to maintain the level of supports we have come to be known for. Personals Successful candidates will be responsible to provide ALCOHOLICS personal support, ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 supervision, and training in accordance with COCAINE ANONYMOUS individuals’ needs and 403-304-1207 (Pager) aspirations, within their Is someone’s drinking home and community. causing you problems? Applicants should possess AL-ANON 403-346-0320 prior experience in the human service field, ideally providing community based supports. Bingos Experience with dual diagnosis, dementia, RED DEER BINGO Centre unique challenges or 4946-53 Ave. (West of personal care are definite Superstore). Precall 12:00 assets. Hours of work vary, & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!! with shiftwork and alternating weekends You can sell your guitar generally required. for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Forward resumes to: and we’ll sell it for you! C.A.R.S. #101 - 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 Fax: 403-346-8015 Email:




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403-352-2200 THE SENIOR CITIZEN’S Annual General Meeting January 23/13 @1:30 p.m. Membership required to vote. 5414 43 STREET Red Deer


BUSY Dental Office requires Dental Hygienist for full time schedule. Bus: 403-845-3200 Fax: 403-845-4440



Legal Assistant

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@ or fax to the attention of Office Manager on 403.343.0891.



Pharmacy Technician F/T position avail. Exc. salary, good benefits. Email applicaton to: or fax 403-343-2556


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 Only those selected for interview will be contacted. DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ or fax 403-864-8284 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

HULCO CONTROL Wanted Electrical/Instrumentation . Local oilfield work - Condor area. Fax resume 403-729-2507


GREAT ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION AVAILABLE NOW Description: Our Group operates several properties in Alberta in the Hotel & Entertainment Industry. The Head OfďŹ ce in Red Deer is currently looking for a Receptionist who is also able to provide support to the CEO as well as being a resource to the administrative/accounting staff in the ofďŹ ce. Key Responsibilities: • Maintain Calendar & emails • Coordinate meetings • Coordinate travel arrangements • Prepare correspondence as required • Process & Sort Mail • Process Bank Deposits • Answer Phones • Manage Front End Duties • Manage Visa receipts • Data Entry as required




Micron Industries

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.


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


Duties required:

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

This position reports direct to our Corporate HSE Manager! Please visit our website at: www. or apply by email to: HRCanada@Cathedral

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


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

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Southern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: jliesemer@ Fax: 1-866-211-0338 Northern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: mstoddard@ Fax: 780-539-0946

Your application will be kept strictly confidential. Start your career! See Help Wanted

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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@

Computer Personnel


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

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LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475

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

Snow Cat Operators

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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


Requires an

IT TECHNICIAN Pidherney’s is a progressive company that offers competitive wages, benefits and a pension plan. We require a full time IT Technician for our Red Deer and Rocky Mountain House operations. MCSE/MCSA, CompTIA Network, Server, Security Certifications are preferred. CompTIA A+ Certification and experience are the minimum requirements for all applicants.

Please e-mail resumes to: or fax to 403-845-5370 Oilfield




This is a full time position with a competitive salary and beneďŹ ts package. Hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with a 1 hour lunch. Please email your resume and cover letter to winns@ 281839A20 or Fax to 403-309-3505




Semi-Annual Sale on Now Final mark downs



Caregivers/ Aides


GROUP home in Lacombe needs full & part time workers, starting Jan. 1. 2 yr. diploma in rehab/ nursing care. 403-782-7156 357-7465 P/T F. caregiver wanted for F quad. Must have own vehicle. 403-348-5456 or 505-7846




Procom Insurance, A great place to work! Lost is looking for a permanent F/T Office Service Clerk. If your looking for a secure LOST: Black iPhone w/red job with consistent hours in cover. 403-343-8674 a busy and friendly Red Classifieds Deer office, and you have a LOST: Set of Acura Keys & Your place to SELL passion to assist others in Fob. Lost at Bo’s Your place to BUY person and one the phone, Sat Dec. 28, 2012. send your resumes to F/T Live-In Caregiver req’d REWARD if found. for boys age 5 mo., 6 & 7 yrs. Contact 403-392-5977 in Red Deer 403-343-9590 or fax to 403-340-3972 or 403-342-8112.


F/T $14.50/hr Community Services Worker Qualifications: • Person of faith with high standards of integrity, judgment and confidentiality, and an ability to model the values and standards of the Salvation Army. • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.) • Excellent Organizational Skills • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


t Floorhands t Derrickhands t Drillers t Rig Managers Learn more at

Responsibilities: • Client intake/assessment • Seasonal programing • Other duties as assigned Please send resume with cover letter to: Shawna Wilnechenko Fax: 342-5892 OR Deadline: Jan 25, 2013 Position commences ASAP

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MINIATURE PINCHER. Often mistaken for a Chihuahua, was wearing a red coat, no collar, brown and tan. Reward. Ken 403-347-7800


Class Registrations

CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds









Caregivers/ Aides

for one year maternity leave coverage. Hours & salary negotiable. REQUIREMENTS: Outgoing personality, excellent telephone skills, Office Administration Certificate or equivalent work experience, team player, proven computer organizational and data entry skills. Simply & Excel skills an asset. Please forward your resume to: by 01/31/13.


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Engagements IMMED. F/T Administrative Assistant, Req’d for busy Lacombe based Business. This position supports the accounting dept. with general accounting duties, as well as general administrative duties. Familiarity with ACCPAC, Simply Accounting, Word & Excel an asset. Fax resume to 403-342-7447


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



BREDO - MACE Kevin and Melodie Bredo along with big brother Oliver are pleased to welcome little sister Emery Elizabeth to the family. Born December 18, 2012 and weighing 7.1 lbs, 2 oz. Proud grandparents are Lance and Bonnie Bredo and Glen and Betty Mace.




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Site Safety Services Inc.



(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

FIELD OPERATORS Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email mmcgeachy@ jrempel@ website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds


Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d LEASE and FLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: tmorris@ Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Start your career! See Help Wanted Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Currently accepting resumes for the following personnel. HSE Advisors Safety Supervisors Shutdown Personnel All applicants must have current safety tickets for position applied for. Email resume and safety tickets to: or fax 403-887-8864


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: No phone calls please. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield equipment for international clients. We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people. With your long-term interests in mind, we provide you with ample opportunities to achieve your career goals. If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking -


This is a full-time permanent shop position with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.

Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to


Experience with Calcium Silicate, Mineral Wool, and Utilidor panels in a tank or vessel manufacturing facility a definite asset.






Innisfail Insurance Services Ltd.

WE are looking for Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floor hands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at or (403) 358-3350 fax (403) 358-3326 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



Administrative Assistant

Soderquist Appraisals is seeking to fill a permanent full time position for an Administrative Assistant. Monday - Thursday 8am to 4:30pm and Friday 8am-4pm

QUALIFICATIONS: * Previous Administration Experience Required VERSATILE * Previous Real Estate ENERGY knowledge is an asset Growing Central AB. Prod. * Knowledge of Microsoft Testing Co. is accepting Office Programs (Word, resumes for Exp. Supervis- Excel and Access) is ors, Night Operators & essential Operators. Positions are * Proficiency in typing and safety sensitive. A valid data entry Driver’s Licence, H2S and * Proficient in proof reading First Aid Tickets are req’d. technical reports Successful Applicants will * Experience with multi-line be notified. Please fax phone system resume with current tickets to (403)887-0343 or email: Please submit, in Looking for a new pet? confidence: Check out Classifieds to Gail Bukva find the purrfect pet. 405, 4901 - 48 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 6M4 Looking for a place to live? E-mail: resumes@ Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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


is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER,. Level 2 status preferred and/or commercial experience but will accept level 1 applicants with one year AFTERNOON SHIFT experience. Full time CNC Operators Central Alberta position. The successful DAYSHIFT Residence Society candidate must be a self- & AFTERNOON SHIFT motivated professional, QC Person possessing excellent A CARF accredited communication and interagency has long been Nexus Engineering is recognized for providing personal skills. Applicants Currently looking for “Quality” support services must enjoy working in a C.N.C OPERATORS. very busy team oriented to individuals with developmental disabilities. environment. Salary to DUTIES INCLUDE, We are currently seeking commensurate with experi- • Set up of Mazak C.N.C to fill a number of part time e n c e . P l e a s e f o r w a r d l athe and running resumes to: positions which are production runs, min. 3 Carol Peterson necessary in order to years experience. Box 6039 maintain the level of Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 supports we have come to Also currently hiring Fax: 403- 227-3910 be known for. dayshift & afternoon shift cpeterson@ Successful candidates will QC PERSON be responsible to provide • Must be able to read personal support, measuring devices supervision, and training and blueprints for Restaurant/ in accordance with inspection of machined Hotel individuals’ needs and parts. aspirations, within their home and community. ‘THE RED DEER We offer competitive Applicants should possess CULTURAL HERITAGE wages, benefits and prior experience in the SOCIETY a RRSP plan. human service field, i s s e e k i n g a C a t e r i n g Please forward resumes to ideally providing community Coordinator for Cronquist resume@ based supports. House. Food service Experience with dual experience and the Food diagnosis, dementia, S a n i t a t i o n & H y g i e n e AG Parts Person Wanted unique challenges or F/T position in a small Certificate is required. personal care are definite Excellent communication town atmosphere assets. Hours of work vary, skills and the ability to Looking for someone with shiftwork and work well with volunteers is positive and motivated to alternating weekends join our team essential. Email resumes generally required. Experience is an asset to by January 25, 2013. Forward resumes to: Fax# 403-442-3829 All applications are appreC.A.R.S. Trochu Motors ltd. ciated but only those #101 - 5589 47 St. selected for interviews will 302 Main St. Trochu, AB Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 403-442-3866 be contacted. Fax: 403-346-8015 EXP’D framer req’d. FT FOOD COUNTER Email: Own vehicle a must. ATTENDANT $11/hr.,avail. Classifieds...costs so little nights and weekends. Call 403-350-5103 Saves you so much! Little Caesars Red Deer at 403-346-1600 or fax reCELEBRATIONS Sales & sume to 403-356-9465 HAPPEN EVERY DAY Distributors IN CLASSIFIEDS

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

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ELECTRICAL - Q2 Electrical Contractors Ltd is accepting applications for Electrical Apprentices, Beginner to 4th Year. Please fax resume to 403-343-7952, or email to F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to:


required in Sylvan Lake, AB. Only experienced need apply. Salary depending on exp., full benefit package. Must have driver’s license. Call 403-588-6451 or fax resume to: 403-887-4433.


Description: Our Group operates several properties in Alberta in the Hotel & Entertainment Industry as well as Commercial and Residential Building. The Head Office in Red Deer is currently looking for Commercial Construction Project Accountant to provide support to the Project Managers as well as being a resource to ownership. Key Responsibilities: • Provide management and ownership with accurate financial reporting of cost versus budget for all projects • Assisting with project expenditure and budget processing • All aspects of Accounts Payable including the accuracy of coding vendor and sub-consultant invoices and expense reports, payments, holdback compliance, etc • Prepare and monitor project cash flow as required • Assist in preparation of information for progress draws • Review of Work in Progress and Accounts Payable schedules through review meetings with the Project Managers to ensure timely payments • Preparation of various monthly reports as required; • Reviewing client invoices to ensure they are in accordance with the contract terms • Provide accurate status updates to Project Managers • Assist Project Managers with project setup and closeout • Track and collect all contractor certificates of insurance and WCB clearance letters • Prepare monthly financial statements and necessary backup documentation • Prepare month end backup files as set out by company policies • Data Entry as required


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1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics req’s F/T Supervisor with 1-2 yrs. exp. for womens cosmetics and makeup in Red Deer Malls $17.50/hr. LOCAL Oilfield Service Company is accepting resumes from established and reliable sales people. Must be honest, pnctual, reliable, work well on own. This position reports directly to the Presidentt. Please mail resume to :: Box 12023 Sylvan Lake, Alberta, T4S 2K9. All resumes will be kept in striict confidence.

This is a full time position with a competitive salary and benefits package. Hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with a 1 hour lunch. Please email your resume and cover letter to winns@willinns. com or Fax to 403-309-3505 281840A20




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@




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

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

RV & MARINE The RV and Marine season is fast approaching and we are looking for some new lifestyle specialists to help us grow...

SALES PROFESSIONAL If you are a proven sales professional or even who knows and loves dealing with people we would love to hear from you. Campers, Boaters, Fishermen, Hunters and all around outdoor people always welcome! Are you looking to potentially make an income well above average with no limits? Work in a great team environment? Excellent benefit package and winter holidays? If so... please apply in confidence to: Ryan McDonald or Dan Randal Phone: 403-347-3300 Fax: 403-347-3388


f Team orientated f Clean Class 1 drivers abstract f Oil and Gas experience an asset

Why Canyon? f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package f New equipment

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Duties include health & safety support and advisement, fielding of paperwork, safety statistics, maintenance of the company Safe Work Manual, field site audits, incident investigations and other duties as required. Previous health & safety experience in a civil construction industry preferred. Strong computer skills are a must. NCSO designation an asset.


Career advancement opportunities RRSP Matching Program

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


The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of a complete in house payroll for approx. 100-150 employees. 

We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.


The position requires that you have the Payroll Management Certification or equivalent or be working towards certification. Must have previous payroll experience combined with exceptional computer skills. 281816A18-20

How to apply: email: fax: (403) 356-1146 website:


Req’s P/T delivery driver to work 3 days per wk within the city. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403 309 0354 or email:

Suitable candidates should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, strong computer and communication skills, must be proficient at multi-tasking. Human Resource education would be an asset, all applicants must have previous Human Resource experience.

Paid technical and leadership training

Please e-mail resumes to: or fax to 403-845-5370

Is accepting applications for a JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC based out of the red deer location. Successful candidate will be responsible for the maintenance of ready mix concrete trucks and equipment for our central Alberta operations including Red Deer, Lacombe, Ponoka and Olds. Knowledge of hydraulics and welding is an asset. We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits and training opportunities. Pre-employment screening is mandatory. Please fax resume to 403-346-6721 or e-mail to cliebrecht@

Millard Trucking Ltd. is looking for a 3rd year apprentice/journeyman heavy duty mechanic.We offer competitive wages and performance based bonuses. All interested persons are invited to apply by Fax: 403-638-4987 or email: jmillard@

Requires Full Time

Carpenters & Carpenter helpers.


Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Willing to work flexible hours f Safety—focused

* First aid * H2S alive * WHMIS/TDG * Class 1 license * Off road experience * Strong customer interaction skills * A positive “Can Do” attitude * Pre-employment drug screening Preference will be given to candidates having a clean CDA or Driver’s Abstract (5 year history), GODI and off road and/or experience in this field. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those identified for further consideration will be contacted. Forward resume with references, copy of safety certificate and current drivers abstract to: humanresources@ o r b y f a x t o (780) 980-0740.

Looking for 2nd, 3rd, 4th year apprentices and journeymen plumbers for full time work. Need to have experience with service and new home construction. Must have valid drivers license and be dependable. We offer competitve wages, benefit package and company vehicle. Please fax resume to 403-347-4539 or email to

We require individuals for our New Blackfalds office who enjoy being busy and can adapt to a constantly changing environment. The following positions are available starting in February.

Class 1 Driver / Operators: Nitrogen, Fracturing Supervisors: Nitrogen, Coiled Tubing, Cement & Acid, Fracturing

HIRING experienced Dozer and Excavator Operators and Labourers for local, commercial and oilfield construction. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to 403-347-6296

Position requirements:

Pidherney’s is a progressive company that offers competitive wages, benefits and a pension plan.

If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you. Now hiring Canyon Champions for the following positions:

Apprentices will be considered. Experience in all make and models of diesel engine is required for this full time position. Knowledge of air compressors, generator units and pumps would be an asset. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills, both oral & written. The position requires a person who has a strong work ethic and be able to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced work environment. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered will be contacted. Forward Resume: Fax (403)343-2199 E-Mail:

* Loading and unloading oilfield equipment * Proper load securement * Respect trucks and trailers * Complete and accurate paperwork *Good client communication * Ability to manage time and tasks


Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time.

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

Primary accountabilities:


If you are a career minded person who wants to thrive in an exciting industry, then please The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.

First Choice Collision

is a Leduc-based transportation company established in 2000 that services the oil and gas ind u s t r y. T h e c o n s i s t e n t company growth has warranted opportunities for tractor and/or winch tractor driver positions in the Red Deer area. Attractive compensation, RRSP plan and benefits package highlight these available positions.


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:


INDUSTRIAL sandblaster Fax resume 403-340-3800

Red Deers Busiest RV Store 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


Heavy Duty Mechanic: Required :





CLARK BUILDERS Immediately Requires Superintendents for a Project in Red Deer, AB. Must Have 5-10 yrs exp in Commercial Construction. Strong Communication and Organizational Skills a Must. Contact us at:1-877-416-6815 email: careers@ fax:1-888-403-3051


Closing date: January 26 Thank you to all that apply, only those invited Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds for an interview will be contacted.







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

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AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233


F/T Safety Officer

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 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

to help implement & maintain safety programs. Misc. Fax resume to: 403-343-1248 or email Help STUCCO Plasterers, ACADEMIC Express & Labourers. Needed Adult Education Immed. Exp’d but will train. and Training Drivers License pref’d. Call 403-588-5306 Winter WANTED • Community Support HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Worker program for growing trucking • GED classes evening company in Central Alberta. and days Please fax resume to 403-782-0561 Spring • Women in the Trades


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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 CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS or lease operators required immediately to operate tandem axle tank truck. Experience spraying dust control products an asset. Excellent wages, must be willing to travel. Fax resume to 403-782-0561 LOOKING for exp’d Class 1 Super B driver, for ice roads, clean drivers abstract. call Dean at 403-588-4345


ADULT Carriers Needed For Early morning delivery of the Red Deer Advocate 6 days/wk in GLENDALE area. ALSO 4 days a week Flyers & Sun. Life in ORIOLE PARK Oak St. & Olympic Crsc

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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info


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Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield equipment for international clients.

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

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


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Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. BOX 11, SITE 2, RR 1 Red Deer, AB Req’s. Landscape Labourers for 2013 season (April-Oct) in Red Deer. Duties include lay sod, plant flowers, grass, shrubs, trees. Will train but exp. an asset. Wage $16.00 hrly, 44 hrs weekly. Email resume to debbie. 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.

CASH CASINO is hiring a


3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume attn: Greg Tisdale to cleaning@ or fax 1-403-243-4812 or drop off at Cash Casino, 6350 - 67 St.

Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc

Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc.


Busy Central AB. lube shop now hiring, with room for advancement. Individual should have parts and or automotive maintenance knowledge. Experience with lubesoft an asset. Willing to train the right individual. Please forward resumes to



offers a variety of

SAFETY COURSES to meet your needs.

Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

“Low Cost” Quality Training


24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

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



Industries #1 Choice!


RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem)


• All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction 280408A7-20




Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855



APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 DRYER orig. price $500, asking $150 call 403-782-5818 R E F R I G E R AT O R o r i g . $500 , asking $100, 403-782-5818 WASHING MACHINE orig. $600 , asking $150 403-782-5818



Furnishings BUD HAYNES ANTIQUE AUCTION 2 OCCASIONAL chairs Sat., Jan. 19th @ 11 am Bay 4, 7429 49 Ave R.D. very good cond. $50/ea. Ron & Late Clara Dancer 403-343-3013 Collection & the late Mrs. Blanche Williams (Williams BED ALL NEW, Stationary) Queen Orthopedic, dble. Preview 9 a.m. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Snack Bar. Catalogue: Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery Ph: 403-347-5855 Evenings: 403-343-2929 BED: #1 King. extra thick ************ orthopedic pillowtop, brand LARGE SPRING new, never used. 15 yr. FIREARMS AUCTION warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice Sat. March 2 @ 9 a.m. @ $545. 403-302-0582. Accepting Consignments CHESTERFIELD, Chair and covers $59, 403-347-6994 Clothing


NATIVE CRAFT MOCCASINS. Embroidered flowers with fur trim. 11” tall. Size 7/8. $95. Like new condition. 403-346-5423





MAKITA 10” CHOP SAW with stand. $150. 587-877-3744



HOMESTYLE 2 stainlesssteel elec. buffet server, $20; 3 ceramic buffet serve r, h e a t e d b y t e a l i g h t candles, c/w 20 pack tealight candles, $10; call bettween 10-5 p.m. 403-309-4643 No evening calls please. QUEENSIZE bed, w/ pillowtop, “Natura”, asking $200, ................SOLD!! SAFE STEP TUB orig. $15,000 asking $6000, 403-782-5818


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


53” SONY, Rear projection incl. 4 speakers & tuner, FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, $250, 403-346-8065 Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227

Misc. for Sale


7 INDOOR fountains, all working order, $195 for all 587-272-0937 FUR and porcupine quills basket 3” high, x 16`diameter asking $150, 403-347-7405

Piano & Organs


YAMAHA ORGAN $10,000 orig. price ,asking $300 obo 403-782-5818

1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Pets & Supplies

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@


20 GAL. fish tank, 50 fancy guppy fish, filter, heater, food, cleaning supplies, stand, no reasonable offer refused 403-342-4614



SIAMESE ALSO BELINESE (3) KITTENS FOR SALE $60 each obo. 403-887-3649

TOP WAGES, BENEFITS. Exp’d. Drivers required. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457.



Duties include:

• • • •



Employment Training

BIRCH or Pine 347-7211


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


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


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


Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472



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


Employment Training

Standard First Aid , Confined Space Entry, H2S Alive and Fire Training are courses that we offer on a regular basis. As well, we offer a selection of online Training Courses. For more information check us out online at or call us at 403 342 7500. You also can find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @firemasterofs.


CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@


Service Writer/ Ass’t Manager


Homestead Firewood

Household Appliances




CANYON SKI RESORT Terrain Park - Rentals Instructors - F&B -Lifts/Tube F/T P/T. Send Resume to or Fax 403-347-0009 or in person


Misc. Help

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


Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275


X-Static is now hiring P/T female search personnel. Apply in person, after 3 pm



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

91 papers $580/monthly.


Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Misc. Help



Please contact QUITCY

GRANDVIEW 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. per day WESTLAKE 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. /day


Adams Close/ Adair Ave.



for all Albertans

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Good communication, skills both verbal and written. Must have effective time management skills and able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295


AN UP TO DATE ALBERTA “B” PRESSURE CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WITH VESSEL EXPERIENCE This is a full-time permanent shop position with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs. Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to


The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook

With your long-term interests in mind, we provide you with ample opportunities to achieve your career goals.



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

We operate seven manufacturing facilities in Innisfail, Alberta and employ over 175 people.

If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking -

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

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


Shipper / Receiver



Attributes: • • • • •

Previous experience Organized & Reliable Outgoing Physically fit Mechanically inclined

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

E-mail Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill/Service



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

Contractors 281184A20

CRIMTECH SERVICES LTD. provides engineering, drafting and custom fabrication for the petroleum industry. We offer above average wages plus health & dental benefits.†We†have an immediate opening for†an experienced Sandblaster.† Please forward resumes to





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



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 RICK’S 30 yrs., ref’s: taping texture 403-864-6540 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

is expanding its facility to double production.

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


- Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers

Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:


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


TERRIFIED OF PUBLIC SPEAKING? Want to be a more effective communicator or enhance & build your Leadership skills? Gain CONFIDENCE & Find Your Voice - Take the Christopher Leadership Course starting January 21, 2013. Phone: 403-342-7646 or Website:



EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car ROXY INDEPENDENT 403-848-2300

Ultimate Companionship

Never rushed, no hidden agency fees. Call now. Satisfaction guaranteed. Now Hiring. 403-986-SEXY (7399)

Handyman Services


BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. Res/Comm.Reno’s, repair and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured. TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy


Massage Therapy


LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE Grand Opening. Insurance receipts. Home service. Daily 9 am-9 pm. #3 4820-47 Ave. 403-986-1550 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 NEW HOURS Asian Relaxation Massage Open 6 days a week starting from 9 am. 587-377-1298


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

Misc. Services



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

* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. Mon - Fri 9 am -6 pm & Sat. 10am - 3 pm 348-5650

IRONMAN Scrap Metal

Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445

Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

Misc. Services


JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


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

Seniors’ Services


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

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Sporting Goods

HOCKEY bag Reebok, black w/wheels $25 403-346-0093


Travel Packages

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





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

Pasture/Land Wanted


SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

Riverfront Estates

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


Bsmt suite 2 bdrms, 1 bath w/5 appls, In-suite laundry. Adult only, no pets. Only $875 INCL. UTIL. SD $875 Available FEB 1st. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Nicole 403-318-4225





Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Sharon 403-340-0225


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


2 bdrms + den, 1.5 bath w/5 appls, $1025 + Gas & Elect., SD $1025. Sorry no pets. Avail. NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Lucie 403-396-9554

LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

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 or by calling 1-888-963-5698


3 BDRM. house in West Park $1100./mo., ref’s req’d, utils not incl. avail. Feb. 1, RENTED


Avail now, 2 bdrm, 1 bath house, 2 appl, large yard, $1,100 + util, $1,050 SD, N/S, small dog ok fee, PM 562 ~ 5207 Wilson St ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 ~


Avail Feb 1, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, bi-level 1/2 duplex w/ finished bsmt, 5 appl, $1225 + util, $1175 SD, No pets, N/S PM 222 27 Kentwood Dr - Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412

2 BDRM. with balcony, no kids/pets, $725.00 rent/s.d, call 403-227-1844.

Manufactured Homes


. 5 bdrm. 3 baths , family walk out, 26x26 heated garage. backs onto a park in Bower. Re/Max, central ab MARGARET COMEAU 403-391-3399

Condos/ Townhouses




Businesses For Sale

400/month lot Rent incl. Cable Sharon (403) 340-0225 279426C30

2 & 3 bedroom modular/mobile homes in pet friendly park

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

Kyte/Kelloway Cres.


Starting at


2010 Mazda 3 GT leather roof 6 speed 33,988 km $16,888, 403-348 8788

2007 FORD Crown Victoria LX 77584 kms, $10,888 348-8788 Sport &Import



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Mauricia (403) 340-0225

SYLVAN LAKE - Pie lot, Well priced. Good location. 403-896-3553

1998 QX4 INFINITI, 220,000 km. Auto, white, 4x4, Leather seats, exc. cond. $5950. 403-588-6230


Rent Spot Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Lucie 403-396-9554

Cozy Suite on Hewson Ave. Bsmt suite 2 bdrms, 1 bath w/5 appls, In-suite laundry. Adult only, no pets. Only $875 INCL. UTIL. SD $875 Available FEB 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Nicole 403 318 4225

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Vans Buses

Pet Friendly House In West Park

3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, Finished bsmt. 5 appls., Large yard. No smoking. Pre-approved pets. $1425 & UTIL, SD $1425 Available NOW!

Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Lucie 403 396 9554

Vacancy In Carrie Apartments

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who died on December 30, 2012

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by March 31, 2013 and provide details of your claim with JAMES B. WILDE Barrister & Solicitor at Box 1630 411 10 Avenue South P.O. Box 95 Carstairs, Alberta T0M 0N0 Telephone (403)337-3105 FAX (403)337-3077


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


FIVE M TRUCKING LTD. 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

Auto Wreckers


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


REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

BDO CANADA LIMITED, in it’s capacity as the Trustee in Bankruptcy of FIVE M TRUCKING LTD., invites offers for the purchase of the gravel assets; 12 piles of gravel of varying dimensions. Assets are currently located in Ponoka County, Alberta. All tenders must be sealed and received in writing by the Trustee in Bankruptcy no later than 4:00 p.m. MDT on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

Copies of the tender package and terms and conditions of sale can be obtained at: FiveMTrucking/ or by contacting Jordan Day By e-mail: By Fax: 403-314-9410 or By Phone: 780-643-6187.


HEALTH & FITNESS Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491 Peak Performance VA 227-2449 Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim The greatest vitamins in the world the best...just got better!! Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168


JOB OPPORTUNITIES Gary 403-302-7167 Red Deer Advocate - Job Search


PET ADOPTION Many Pets to Choose From 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483 Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream. Lonsdale Green Apartments

CLUBS & GROUPS 7 ACRES $353,000. 20 minutes to Red Deer 403-227-5132

Estate of


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2 bdrms + den, 1.5 bath w/5 appls, $1025 + Gas & Elect., SD $1025. Sorry no pets. Available NOW.

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

NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by February 17, 2013 and provide details of your claim with: Brad A. Balon at Johnston Ming Manning LLP Barristers and Solicitors 4th Floor, 4943 - 50 Street Red Deer, AB. T4N 1Y1 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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4-Plex In Oriole Park

2007 FORD F-150 XTR, 4X4, 107115 kms, $16888 348-8788 Sport & Import

who died on October 16, 2010

2004 BUICK Century 84,000 kms, $4900 403-318-3112

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


Edward William Mishak

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


Public Notices

If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Estate of




Notice To Creditors And Claimants


There is an opportunity for a qualified operator to Lease The Landing Restaurant at Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club for the upcoming 2013 Season. Serious inquiries should be directed to: or telephone 2002 FORD EXPLORER. 403Å]728Å]3010. 7 pass. Eddie Bauer edit. fully loaded, exc. shape, $6800 obo 403-340-2042 Lots For

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RESTAURANT FOR LEASE Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club

Renter’s Special



New Executive


PUBLIC NOTICES 2009 FORD F-350 King Ranch htd. lthr., sunroof, nav., $33888 348-8788 Sport & Import

3 bdrm. 2 bath HOME in Red Deer. Immediate possession 10 yr warranty. Own it for $1345/mo. OAC 403-346-3100, 347-5566

20,000with Intro

7 ACRES $353,000. 20 min. to Red Deer 403-227-5132

MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Sharon 403-340-0225


WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to 2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, buy lead batteries, sunroof, htd. lthr., long call 403-396-8629 box, 118393 kms, $34888, 348-8788, Sport & Import

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

ORIOLE Park condo 2 sto2004 MAZDA 3 Sport. rey, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, finished garage, Clean, 203,000 km. $7800. 403-782-6345 priced for quick sale 403-342-4614




Money To Loan

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer

Manufactured Homes

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted


Dream by the fireplace


Newly Renovated Mobile Home


Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

Stores/ Commercial

SHOP FOR RENT 50x80, Adult Bldg. 1 bdrm. unit. big truck wash bay, & 2 Heat/Water/parking incl’d small offices 403-346-0890, Call 403-342-2899 403-302-0169

3 bdrms, 2.5 bath, Finished bsmt. 5 appls., Large yard. No smoking. Pre-approved pets. $1425 & UTIL, SD $1425 Available NOW! Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Lucie 403-396-9554

2 BDRM. townhouse/ condo, 5 appls., 2 blocks from Collicutt Centre. $1225/mo. + utils, inclds. condo fees. ...RENTED!!

ROOM on Northey Ave. 403-343-7367

FINANCIAL 4400-4430


A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519

at $353,333

A Great Location


Condos/ Townhouses


For Rent



2 BDRM. furn. apt. Sylvan Lake. No pets, n/s. $1200/mo. + $600. S.D. 403-887-4610




ONE bdrm. ADULT only apt. across from hospital, $750/mo.,avail. no pets avail. Feb. 1 877-3323


Houses/ Duplexes

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon 403-340-0225



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820

Avail Feb 1, 2 units Bachelor & 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, adult only, 2 appl, laundry in bldg, NO PETS, N/S, $550/$700 + pwr, $550/$700 SD PM 242 Sim Mgmt & Realty Riverside Meadows 403-340-0065 ext 412 Avail Feb 1, 3 bdrm, 1.5 CLASSIFICATIONS bath condo townhouse, 4000-4190 end unit, 3 appl, $1025 + GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, util, $975 SD, NO PETS,, D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. N/S PM 43 9, 5943 60A St 1-403-200-8175 - Sim Mgmt & Realty Houses 403-340-0065 ext 412 - HIGHLAND PLACE Avail Now, 1 bdrm, 1 bath For Sale suite, new paint, 2 appl, $725 + pwr, $675 SD, NO 5 BDRM. house 3 baths, Manufactured PETS, N/S PM 526 5, dbl. att. garage, immed. 5920 63 St - Sim Mgmt & possession 403-588-6363 Homes Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412-

ACROSS from park, 3 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, WANTED 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. - PASTURE LAND TO d.d. $650. Avail. Feb . 1, RENT OR LEASE. 403-304-5337 VACANCY IN Required for 2 Load Pastures to 1000 Head Pastures. Area: CARRIE APT. Alberta & Saskatchewan. Reno’d apt 2 bdrms w/ Term: May to September, Suites balcony, 1 bath, 2 appls, 2013. Please contact Ed coin-op laundry. Sorry n/s, 403-546-2278 Ext 3. 1200 SQ.FT. 2 bdrm. suite, no pets. Starting at $895 + satellite TV, all utils. incl. electricity. Available NOW! except phone and internet, Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Nicole 403-318-4225 Rural location, 5 acres, pasture negot., avail. immed., ref’s req’d. N.S., no pets. 403-782-3893 Rooms



Vehicles Wanted To Buy


WANTED: 1-2 yr. old Bichon or Shih Tzu dog to go to clean home and get good and loving care by a senior (widower) ** FOUND **




Mobile Lot Club for writers - meets weekly

REAL ESTATE RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971



AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.




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Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Algeria hostage crisis over, toll remains unclear CONFLICTING STORIES ABOUT OPERATION TO FREE HOSTAGES AT GAS PLANT LEAVES MANY UNCERTAINTIES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALGIERS, Algeria — Algerian helicopters and special forces stormed a gas plant in the stony plains of the Sahara on Thursday to wipe out Islamist militants and free hostages from at least 10 countries. Bloody chaos ensued, leaving the fate of the fighters and many of the captives uncertain. Duelling claims from the military and the militants muddied the world’s understanding of an event that angered Western leaders, raised world oil prices and complicated the international military operation in neighbouring Mali. At least six people, and perhaps many more, were killed — Britons, Filipinos and Algerians. Terrorized hostages from Ireland and Norway trickled out of the Ain Amenas plant, families urging them never to return. Dozens more remained unaccounted for: Americans, Britons, French, Norwegians, Romanians, Malaysians, Japanese, Algerians and the fighters themselves. The U.S. government sent an unmanned surveillance drone to the BP-operated site, near the border with Libya and 800 miles (1,290 kilometres) from the Algerian capital, but it could do little more than watch Thursday’s intervention. Algeria’s army-dominated government, hardened by decades of fighting Islamist militants, shrugged aside foreign offers of help and drove ahead alone. With the hostage drama entering its second day Thursday, Algerian security forces moved in, first with helicopter fire and then special forces, according to diplomats, a website close to the militants, and an Algerian security official. The government said it was forced to intervene because the militants were being stubborn and wanted to flee with the hostages. The militants — led by a Mali-based al-Qaida offshoot known as the Masked Brigade — suffered losses in Thursday’s military assault, but succeeded

in garnering a global audience. Even violence-scarred Algerians were stunned by the brazen hostage-taking Wednesday, the biggest in northern Africa in years and the first to include Americans as targets. Mass fighting in the 1990s had largely spared the lucrative oil and gas industry that gives Algeria its economic independence and regional weight. The hostage-taking raised questions about security for sites run by multinationals that are dotted across Africa’s largest country. It also raised the prospect of similar attacks on other countries allied against the extremist warlords and drug traffickers who rule a vast patch of desert across several countries in northwest Africa. Even the heavy-handed Algerian response may not deter groups looking for martyrdom and attention. Casualty figures in the Algerian standoff varied widely. The remote location is extremely hard to reach and was surrounded by Algerian security forces — who, like the militants, are inclined to advertise their successes and minimize their failures. “An important number of hostages were freed and an important number of terrorists were eliminated, and we regret the few dead and wounded,” Algeria’s communications minister, Mohand Said Oubelaid, told national media, adding that the “terrorists are multinational,” coming from several different countries with the goal of “destabilizing Algeria, embroiling it in the Mali conflict and damaging its natural gas infrastructure.” The official news agency said four hostages were killed in Thursday’s operation, two Britons and two Filipinos. Two others, a Briton and an Algerian, died Wednesday in an ambush on a bus ferrying foreign workers to an airport. Citing hospital officials, the APS news agency said six Algerians and seven foreigners were injured. APS said some 600 local workers were safely freed in the raid — but many of those were reportedly released the day before by the militants themselves.

The militants, via a Mauritanian news website, claimed that 35 hostages and 15 militants died in the helicopter strafing. A spokesman for the Masked Brigade told the Nouakchott Information Agency in Mauritania that only seven hostages survived. By nightfall, Algeria’s government said the raid was over. But the whereabouts of the rest of the plant workers was unclear. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron spoke on the phone to share their confusion. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Obama administration was “seeking clarity from the government of Algeria.” An unarmed American surveillance drone soared overhead as the Algerian forces closed in, U.S. officials said. The U.S. offered military assistance Wednesday to help rescue the hostages but the Algerian government refused, a U.S. official said in Washington. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the offer. Militants earlier said they were holding seven Americans, but the administration confirmed only that Americans were among those taken. The U.S. government was in contact with American businesses across North Africa and the Middle East to help them guard against the possibility of copycat attacks. BP, the Norwegian company Statoil and the Algerian state oil company Sonatrach, operate the gas field and a Japanese company, JGC Corp, provides services for the facility. Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe protested the military raid as an act that “threatened the lives of the hostages,” according to a spokesman. Jean-Christophe Gray, a spokesman for Cameron, said Britain was not informed in advance of the raid. One Irish hostage managed to escape: electrician Stephen McFaul, who’d worked in North Africa’s oil and natural gas fields off and on for 15 years. His family said the militants let hostages call their families to press the kidnappers’ demands.

New U.S. special ops HQ to Canadian jailed 14 years for help Mexico fight drug gangs supporting Mumbai attack WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is stepping up aid for Mexico’s bloody drug war with a new U.S.-based special operations headquarters to teach Mexican security forces how to hunt drug cartels the same way special operations teams hunt al-Qaida, according to documents and interviews with multiple U.S. officials. Such assistance could help newly elected Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto establish a military force to focus on drug criminal networks that have terrorized Mexico’s northern states and threatened the U.S. Southwest border. Mexican officials say warring drug gangs have killed at least 70,000 people between 2006 and 2012. Based at the U.S. Northern Command in Colorado, Special Operations Command-North will build on a commando program that has brought Mexican military, intelligence and law enforcement officials to study U.S. counterterrorist operations, to show them how special operations troops built an interagency network to target al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden and his followers. The special operations team within Northcom will be turned into a new headquarters, led by a general instead of a colonel. It was established in a Dec. 31 memo signed by Defence Secretary Leon Panetta. That move gives the group more autonomy and the number of people could eventually quintuple from 30 to 150, meaning the headquarters could expand its training missions with the Mexicans, even though no new money is being assigned to the mission. The special operations program has already helped Mexican officials set up their own intelligence centre in Mexico City to target criminal networks, patterned after similar centres in war zones built to target al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Iraq, two current U.S.

officials said. Mexican and U.S. military officials played down the change, and it’s unclear whether the Mexican government will agree to boost its training. “We are merely placing a component commander in charge of things we are already doing,” said Northcom spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis in a written statement. Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Department emailed a statement saying it had been briefed on the changes and had no further comment The creation of the new command marks another expansion of Adm. Bill McRaven’s special operations empire, as he seeks to migrate special operators from their decade of service in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan to new missions, even as the rest of the military fights postwar contraction and multibillion-dollar budget cuts. The new headquarters will also co-ordinate special operations troops when needed for domestic roles like rescuing survivors after a natural disaster, or helping the U.S. Coast Guard strike ships carrying suspect cargo just outside U.S. territorial waters, according to multiple current and former U.S. officials briefed on the mission. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the Pentagon has not formally announced the new headquarters. The initial document petitioning Panetta for the command stresses the command’s role in military-to-military co-operation with Mexico. The document was signed in September 2012 by McRaven and Northcom commander Gen. Charles Jacoby. Northcom’s current special operations training missions are an outgrowth of the Merida Initiative that was formalized in 2008, to provide extensive military assistance to Mexico. The extra special-operations staff, including both troops and civilians, will help co-ordinate more missions as Mexico requests them, current and former officials said.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A Pakistani-born Canadian citizen was sentenced to 14 years in prison Thursday for providing material support to overseas terrorism, including a Pakistani group whose 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India, left more than 160 people dead. Tahawwur Rana did not address the court before U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber imposed the sentence and did not react afterward. But his defence attorneys said the judge was right to reject prosecutors’ arguments that Rana deserved a stiffer sentence because the charges were related to terrorism. Jurors in 2011 convicted Rana of providing support for the Pakistani group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and for supporting a never-carried-out plot to attack a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. The cartoons angered many Muslims because pictures of the prophet are prohibited in Islam. But jurors cleared Rana of the third and most serious charge of involvement in the three-day rampage in Mumbai, India’s largest city, which has often been called India’s 9-11. “We think the judge made the right ruling,” defence attorney Patrick Blegen said, adding that he intends to appeal Rana’s conviction because the

judge refused to separate the Denmark and Mumbai charges. “I had always been our belief that it would be very difficult to get a fair trial if he had to face charges for two separate plots at once.” Rana’s trial in 2011 came just weeks after Navy SEALs found Osama bin Laden hiding in Pakistan. Some observers had expected testimony could reveal details about alleged links between ISI and Lashkar-e-Taiba. In the end, though, much that came out in testimony had been heard before through indictments and a report released by India’s government. The Pakistani government has maintained it did not know about bin Laden or help plan the Mumbai attacks. Prosecutors, who had sought a sentence of up to 30 years, issued a written statement in which Acting U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro called the 14-year term a “serious” sentence “that should go a long way towards convincing would-be terrorists that they can’t hide behind the scenes, lend support to the violent aims of terrorist organizations and escape detection and punishment.” The government’s star witness at Rana’s trial was admitted terrorist David Coleman Headley, who had pleaded guilty to laying the groundwork for the Mumbai attacks. The American Pakistani testified against his school friend Rana to avoid the death penalty and extradition.

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January 18, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate