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MISSING OUT? BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Petroleum pipeline proponents say it’s an economic necessity to get oilsands crude to foreign markets. Opponents argue it’s an environmental imperative to prevent that flow. Alberta government officials have been strenuously making the former case. They warn of imminent spending cuts due to plummeting royalty revenues, which in turn are the result of the low prices that oil companies in the province are receiving. “Over the last few years, there’s been a growing differential between what Alberta producers get and what the world price is,” said Energy Minister Ken Hughes, pointing out that there’s a gap of approximately $40 between the price of Western Canadian select blend and West Texas intermediate crude. Part of the problem stems from a glut of oil being produced in North America, most notably in the Bakken fields of North Dakota, Montana and Saskatchewan, said Hughes. “The energy industry has been immensely successful at developing reserves that previously weren’t thought to be economic,” he explained. “They have doubled production there in the last few years.” That, combined with limited pipeline capacity to carry Western Canadian crude to costal ports and refineries, has resulted in the discrepancy between the world price and the Alberta price. Greg Stringham, vice-president of oilsands and markets with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, pointed out that the difference also reflects the fact that West Texas intermediate is a light crude while Western Canadian select is a lowervalue blend of heavy oils. But, he added, the prices for both heavy and light crude in Canada are still well below the world rate. Stringham agreed that access to global markets is an issue. “The real crunch has been trying to get to places on the coast where they’re actually paying world oil prices.” The Alberta discount is affecting more than government coffers, said Hughes. “Industry is missing out on some $30 billion in revenues,” he said. “Really, it’s a net subsidy by Canadians to America of some $30 billion.” Some companies have scaled back production and capital expenditures, said Hughes. But investment is still occurring, especially in the oilsands.

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Queue-jump scheme set up to reward university donors BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Three doctors have testified about an elaborate queue-jumping scheme that saw deeppocket donors of the University of Calgary rewarded by being sent to the front of the line for cancer screening at a public clinic. Dr. Jonathan Love, a Calgary gastroenterologist, testified Friday he tried to stop the practice by flagging it to colleagues and superiors. “I don’t know about you, but where I come from (donating) is not really charity if you get a reward, right?” Love told a lawyer at the inquiry examining queue-jumping in Alberta’s health system. Love and two other doctors added their voices Friday to earlier testimony from booking clerks at the publicly funded Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre. The clerks testified that from around 2009 to 2011, patients from the private Helios Wellness Centre were being seen quickly for routine colon cancer tests, forcing other Albertans to wait. The inquiry has heard that Helios patients were referred, examined and treated in weeks or months while ordinary Albertans waited three years or more to be seen. Love says he got suspicious when he was directed to see a Helios patient for a routine test on very short notice. He said he paid a visit to the Helios clinic, located two floors down from the Forzani clinic in a building on the Foothills Medical Centre grounds. He said one Helios doctor showed him around the facility and “volunteered that on some basis it was a reward for the philanthropic community of the University of Calgary,” said Love. “I tried not to look surprised. I said, ’Oh, interesting.”’ The Forzani clinic was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement when it opened as a joint partnership between the University of Calgary and the province in 2008. It was the first stand-alone colon cancer testing clinic, checking 10,000 or more patients a year and freeing up vital acute-care beds in hospitals. The inquiry has heard the Forzani founder and driving force was Dr. Ron Bridges, the current associate dean in charge of clinical affairs for the faculty of medicine at the University of Calgary. Clerks have testified the Helios patients were being funnelled to the front of the queue through Bridges, who is slated to testify when the inquiry hearing resumes on Feb. 19. Dr. Mark Swain, the head of gastroenterology for the Calgary region, said he, too, had heard the rumours of queue-jumping involving Bridges. “More than one person had suggested that the Helios clinic was established as a reward for donors to the university,” Swain testified.


OIL CASH: Bottleneck “Those are long-term projects, and people see that this is a very positive long-term place to invest.” Stringham concurred. “We’re still expecting the oilsands to invest about $22 to $23 billion this year, and that’s consistent with what our forecast was in June.” But oilsands companies are keeping an eye on the pricing issue, he said. “It is something they’re watching, to see whether or not this is persistent or whether some of the expansions in pipeline capacity will help overcome that.” Relief is at hand, said Stringham. Earlier this month, expansion work on the Seaway pipeline between Cushing, Okla., and the Gulf Coast wrapped up — resulting in a tripling of the line’s capacity to about 450,000 barrels a day. And the southern leg of Keystone XL pipeline, which will also carry crude from Cushing to the Gulf Coast, is expected to carry a further half million barrels a day when it’s completed this year. Both projects should improve flows from Canada by reducing the backlog at Cushing, said Stringham.


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Teresa Neuman holds her curious granddaughter Thalia, one, during the At Your “Service” event at Pioneer Lodge Friday. Robert Service, the Bard of the Yukon whose birthday was Wednesday, is having his famous poems The Cremation of Sam McGee and The Shooting of Dan McGrew, as well as others performed in the event jointly produced by Hooked On Music, alleyscape studio and the Red Deer Centennial Committee. The free shows go today at 2 and 7 p.m. at Pioneer Lodge located at 4324-46A Ave.

Edmonton MP defends refusal to take breath test EDMONTON — An Edmonton MP has testified that he would have taken a roadside breath test, but didn’t have confidence in the processes police were following. Peter Goldring says he was worried officers were asking him to take the test too soon after his last drink. Goldring is fighting a charge of refusing to take a breathalyzer after he was stopped coming out of a bar in December 2011. He took the stand in his own defence Friday. On the night of the stop, Goldring testified he popped into Jox Sports Bar and Grill for a beer after a Christmas party at a nearby Ukrainian centre. He had drank one, maybe two, glasses of wine hours early at the party and then spent most of the night talking. His throat was dry and he needed some relief. Goldring said it took five minutes at the most to slug back a cold glass of draft. He left the bar and got back in his truck.

As soon as he hit the street he saw flashing lights. Goldring testified that he explained his situation to the officer. When the officer demanded a roadside breath test he said he was uncomfortable and asked to speak with a lawyer. Goldring said the officer refused the request and told him he was under arrest. Goldring said the officer asked him what he did for a living. Goldring said he was an MP. A supervisor was called. Goldring said at one point he agreed to do the breath test. The officers told him they would wait 15 minutes from his last drink. But Goldring said that didn’t happen and he was uncomfortable. He testified he also didn’t understand that the roadside test was only used to decide whether he should be brought into the station for another test on a more accurate machine operated by a trained technician. Had he known that, Goldring said, he would have complied. The officer who stopped him testified that Goldring was angry and argumentative during the stop.

“That’s really where the bottleneck has been.” However, to really bridge the price gap between Alberta and the world, far more pipeline capacity is needed. Stringham said it’s “absolutely necessary” to develop the northern components of Keystone XL, construct the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to the British Columbia coast, and increase flows of Western crude to Eastern Canada. “It’s not one or the other. From our perspective, as we see the growth coming from the oilsands and this resurgence in the conventional oil, we’re looking at all three markets that are going to be needed.” Hughes echoed this assessment, pointing to Asia as being particularly important to the future health of Alberta’s energy sector. “We need to get access to those markets to be part of the growth in the global economy.” But Keystone XL is unlikely to be completed until 2015 and Northern Gateway well after that. Both projects also face regulatory hurdles and stiff opposition. On Thursday, the Pembina Institute released a report describing the adverse environmental impact it believes would result if Keystone XL is approved and oilsands production ramps up. Specifically, it said Keystone XL would allow oilsands production to jump by 36 per cent — with the associated incremental greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent of more than six coal-fired power plants or 4.6 million cars.

Speaking from Washington, D.C., where he presented the report, Pembina senior policy analyst Nathan Lemphers said the same argument can be applied to other pipeline projects that would carry oilsands crude. He acknowledged that constricting this flow would have an adverse economic impact on Alberta, but said the alternative would be even more costly. “With Hurricane Sandy costing $80 billion, or the cost of additional and more severe storms and weather, and the disruptions that happen from climate change, it will easily dwarf any sort of economic benefit that would happen from a single pipeline.” Lemphers also thinks this economic loss would be more than recovered if Canada embraces clean energy technologies. “This is a $3-trillion global sector that Canada is failing to be a part of because they’re putting so much emphasis on developing a high-carbon fuel source.” Alberta Finance Minister Doug Horner is focused on the present. He said the provincial deficit for the current fiscal year is “probably north of $3 billion,” and his government has to figure out how to cope with the sudden drop in oil prices and royalties. “That’s why we’re delaying the budget (until March 7). We’re reworking a lot of numbers because of the rapidity, the speed, at which this has hit us.”



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Native women, AFN renew calls for high-level meeting OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper is fostering hatred of aboriginals across the country by failing to condemn racist reactions to the Idle No More movement, says a women’s group. The accusation came Friday as Grand Chief Derek Nepinak of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs announced that the Assembly of First Nations had approved a resolution renewing calls for a meeting with Harper and Gov. Gen. David Johnston on Jan. 24. There are strong and growing racial undertones to much of the reaction seen so far to protests over aboriginal treaty rights, says Ellen Gabriel of the Indigenous Women of Turtle Island. “We just have to look at the Oka crisis in 1990,” she said. “The same things that (were happening then), and comments about indigenous people, are happening once again. That’s the underlying current that we see.” The nearly three-month-long Oka crisis resulted from a conflict between Mohawk people in Kanesatake and the town of Oka, Que. One person died as a result of the land claim dispute. Gabriel, who is from Kanesatake, made the comments after she and Leanne Simpson delivered a letter to Harper, pleading with him and Gov. Gen. David Johnston to meet with Theresa Spence. The chief of the community of Attawapiskat in northern Ontario continued a hunger protest Friday, which began on Dec. 11, to persuade Harper and Johnston to meet together with First Nations leaders to talk about the plight of aboriginal people. In a statement released late Friday, Spence said she is growing weak, but remains determined to see the Jan. 24 meeting take place. “I pray that Canada will come to the table soon, as time isn’t on my side and as each day passes, so does our health,” Spence said of herself and her co-hunger protester, Manitoba elder Raymond Robinson. Chiefs from Ontario who have been among her most ardent supporters begged Spence this week to



Cauchon leadership bid touts traditional Liberal values MONTREAL — Federal Liberals feeling nostalgic for the party’s heyday in the 1990s might find a few things to like about Martin Cauchon’s leadership platform. In launching his campaign Friday, Cauchon paid tribute to the now-defunct long gun registry and proposed a more active federal role in shaping medicare. The former Jean Chretien cabinet minister lauded the old government’s record which included rejecting bank mergers and accepting same-sex marriage, the latter being a policy Cauchon personally advanced when he was justice minister. He spoke of restoring Canada’s peacemaking image abroad and, closer to home, suggested the federal government should be more involved in helping the provinces improve medicare. “(Health care) is at the heart of Canadians’ preoccupations. However, politicians avoid the issue like the plague,” said the prepared text for Cauchon’s speech, which was to be delivered Friday night in Montreal. “I believe that the Canadian government must act as a catalyst to spark a discussion aimed at improving and strengthening our public health system.” Cauchon offered a broader message aimed at all left-leaning voters: in his launch speech, he called the Liberal party the “true progressive alternative” to the Harper government.

Flaherty letter violated ethics rules OTTAWA — The federal ethics commissioner says Finance Minister Jim Flaherty broke the rules by supporting the radio licence application of a company in his riding. Mary Dawson has ordered Flaherty to refrain from writing such letters of support without first seeking permission from her office. Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair responded by asking Prime Minister Stephen Harper to investigate Flaherty’s letter to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, saying this surely “requires action on your part.” Flaherty and the Prime Minister’s Office have said the veteran cabinet member was merely helping a firm in his riding — as any MP should — by sending a letter to the CRTC, the federal broadcast regulator, backing Durham Radio Inc.’s licence bid. In her order made public Friday, Dawson said Flaherty violated the Conflict of Interest Act — the law governing ethical conduct of cabinet members — as well as federal accountability guidelines for ministers. “It is improper for you, as Minister of Finance and Minister responsible for the Greater Toronto Area, to have written a letter of support on behalf of a constituent to an administrative tribunal in relation to its decision making,” Dawson wrote in the order. “I therefore order you to refrain from writing any similar letters in the future without seeking approval from my Office.”

give up her protest. And on Friday, Grand Chief Murray Clearsky of the Manitoba Southern Chiefs Organization met with Spence in her teepee on Victoria Island in the Ottawa River, where he also urged her to start eating solid food again. “The message was, in a kind and good way, to reconsider,” said Clearsky. “She made her point, with what she accomplished.” A simple gesture from the prime minister to meet with Spence might end her liquids-only protest, said Gabriel. “We appeal to their sense of humanity to at least commit today to a meeting,” she said. “It’s very important at this point in time, considering Chief Spence’s health, considering the amount of racism that we’re seeing against indigenous peoples ... that this is an urgent meeting that needs to happen.” Spence last week boycotted a meeting of some First Nations leaders with Harper because the Governor General was not in attendance. She did attend a ceremonial meeting last Friday evening with Johnston, but later dismissed the gathering through her spokesman as a waste of time. Aboriginals see the Queen, and by extension the Governor General, as more than merely a symbolic head of state. They consider the monarchy as the rightful signatory of First Nations treaties. But the Queen has rejected at least one appeal to intervene in Spence’s protest. In a letter dated Jan. 7, obtained this week by The Canadian Press, Buckingham Palace told a supporter of Spence that the chief should deal instead with the federal cabinet. “This is not a matter in which The Queen would intervene,” says the letter. “As a constitutional Sovereign, Her Majesty acts through her personal representative, the Governor General, on the advice of her Canadian Ministers and, therefore, it is to them that your appeal should be directed.” Manitoba chiefs rejected that argument Friday, insisting that the Crown has a direct responsibility for Canada’s First Nations people.

MONTREAL — The man charged with murder in Quebec’s election-night shooting should find out Monday if he’s fit to stand trial following yet another delay in the case. The latest snafu occurred after the psychiatrist who saw Richard Henry Bain failed to appear in court Friday due to illness. Two previous delays involved language: the first because of Bain’s unwillingness to meet with a French-speaking psychiatrist and the second after a French-only report of his assessment needed to be translated into English. Bain insists he’s fit to stand trial while the judge and the Crown have both said they are ready to proceed. But Bain’s legal-aid lawyer, Elfriede Duclervil, said she wanted to hear from Chantal Bouchard, who conducted the assessment, about Bain’s unwillingness to discuss the facts of the case.

Giant lobster finds home at museum MONTREAL — Goliath the giant lobster isn’t worrying about anyone buttering him up for a feast.

OTTAWA — Fresh from a liberating victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, Nicole Ryan choked back tears and uttered a single word when asked if she still feared for the life of her daughter. “Yes.” The Supreme Court may have given a victory to the Nova Scotia woman who tried to hire a hit man to kill her abusive husband, Michael Ryan. But the justices couldn’t give her what she fought so hard to protect five years go — her daughter. Mother and daughter haven’t had contact in almost five years, ever since Ryan took the child, now 12, in March 2008. To this day, Nicole Ryan said she has no information about the girl that her exhusband once threatened to kill along with her if she ever tried to leave him. Ryan said Friday she just wants to get her life back on track. “I will continue working, hopefully just to re-establish my life, put my life in order,” she told a news conference at her lawyer’s office in Halifax. “I’d like to thank the Elizabeth Fry Society. Hopefully, they will be able to help me now to re-establish contact with her.” Ryan, who has resumed a teaching career, also said she has drawn support from her students. She was acquitted by a trial judge in 2010 on a charge of counselling to commit murder and while the Supreme Court justices overturned that decision, they also blocked any further action against her with an extraordinary stay of proceedings. The court also raised serious questions about the conduct of the RCMP and Nova Scotia prosecutors in the case, saying it was “disquieting” that the Mounties chose to mount a sting operation to arrest her rather than respond to her husband’s “reign of terror” over her. “It’s sad,” the soft-spoken Ryan said when asked about that part of the ruling. She was arrested in 2008 when she tried to hire an undercover RCMP officer to kill her husband — who had threatened to kill her and her daughter and burn their house down.

Not that anyone could really say what the unblinking seven-kilogram crustacean is thinking after being whisked from a Montreal-area supermarket to a new life at Montreal’s Biodome nature museum. Found among their lobster shipment last week, the staff at the IGA supermarket in Varennes near Montreal couldn’t see selling the beady eyed bottomdweller and called the museum. “They found it very spectacular,” Serge Pepin, the Biodome’s curator of animal collections, said on Friday. “They decided to give it a chance of survival.” Lucky for Goliath because even Pepin acknowledges he would have made quite a meal. “Until recently, I thought that large lobsters like that were not good to eat but I’ve been told the contrary by a person from the IGA market,” said the curator. “They said that the problem with the large lobster is that the people overcooked them. That’s the reason they find the flesh harder. But they are apparently as good as the smaller ones are.”





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This Oct. 8, 2012 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows the Amenas Gas Field in Algeria, which is jointly operated by BP and Norway’s Statoil and Algeria’s Sonatrach. Algerian special forces launched a rescue operation Thursday at the plant in the Sahara Desert and freed foreign hostages held by al-Qaidalinked militants, but estimates for the number of dead varied wildly from four to dozens.

At least 12 hostages killed in bloody siege at natural gas plant in Algeria BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — The bloody three-day hostage standoff at a natural gas plant in the Sahara took a dramatic turn Friday as Algeria’s state news service reported that nearly 100 of the 132 foreign workers kidnapped by Islamic militants had been freed. That number of hostages at the remote desert facility was significantly higher than any previous report, but it still left questions about the fate of over 30 other foreign energy workers. It wasn’t clear how the government arrived at the latest tally of hostages, which was far higher than the 41 foreigners the militants had claimed previously. Algeria’s state news agency also reported late Friday that a “provisional toll” shows 12 hostages have been killed since the start of the Algerian military operation to free workers kidnapped by militants at the plant. The APS news agency quoted an unidentified security source for the new death toll and said the fatalities include both Algerian and foreign workers. That hostage death toll would be more than double the one APS had reported earlier. The news agency has said 18 militants had been killed. Yet the report that nearly 100 workers were safe could indicate a breakthrough in the confrontation that began when the militants seized the plant early Wednesday. France said one Frenchman has been killed during the raid by Algerian forces. The Foreign Ministry identified him as Yann Desjeux, without providing additional information. The ministry said three other French hostages are now free, but didn’t say if any French citizens remain in captivity. The militants, meanwhile, offered to trade two captive American workers for two terror figures jailed in the United States, according to a statement received by a Mauritanian news site that often reports news from North African extremists. The U.S. State Department confirmed that some Americans are still being held hostage in Algeria. Asked about a militant offer to trade two American hostages for jailed terror figures in the United

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BOGOTA, Colombia — Leftist rebels kidnapped five gold prospectors doing exploratory drilling for a Canadian company — a Canadian, two Peruvians and two Colombians — before dawn Friday in a northern province, officials said. Toronto-based Braeval Mining Corp. said the five — three company employees and two consultants — were working at its Snow Mine gold and silver project. It did not further identify them. The men were seized about 5 a.m. by about two dozen rebels of the leftist National Liberation Army, Colombia’s second-largest insurgency, in a rural area of the Bolivar state municipality of Norosi, said armed forces commander Gen. Alejandro Navas. The rebel band, known by its Spanish-language initials ELN, is far smaller with an estimated 1,500 fighters than the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which is currently engaged in peace talks with the government in Cuba. The ELN has been seeking peace talks though without success. Unlike the FARC, it has not renounced ransom kidnappings. Colombia’s president, Juan Manuel Santos, is anxious to try to end a half century of civil conflict that economists say costs the country hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost economic opportunity, especially in the mining sector. Miners in Colombia have traditionally paid tributes, or “war taxes,” to rebels and other illegal armed groups in exchange for being allowed to exploit precious metals. Braeval Mining said it was fully co-operating with Colombian authorities in seeking to obtain the men’s safe release. “The company’s foremost concern right now is ensuring the security and well-being of those employees and those consultants,” said spokesman Chris Eby. Eby did not provide any details about the Canadian employee. The company, which went public in December, says on its website that it has options to acquire an interest in four adjacent mineral titles in the Snow Mine project, where it is looking for gold, silver and copper. It says it also holds or has applied for interests in Mexico, Peru, Honduras and Nicaragua. A Canadian geologist who surveyed the 10-squaremile Snow Mine site last year, Darrel Smith, told the AP that exploration was early stage. Company documents say Braeval planned to drill at least 10 holes to obtain samples in an area where Smith said informal miners had dug shafts. The area, in the San Lucas mountains, is a traditional ELN stronghold. A regional security official, Jose Hilario Bossio, told The Associated Press that the kidnapped men included engineers and geologists. He said soldiers and police had mounted a rescue operation and were sweeping the sparsely populated area in the San Lucas mountains.


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Wind Mobile uses new telecom rules to push for its foreign takeover BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Small wireless player Wind Mobile, part of a wave of new companies that have brought Canadians more competition in the cellphone market, has signed a deal to owned by a global telecom company. Wind Mobile will be fully owned and controlled by VimpelCom subsidiary Orascom, which already has a 65.1 per cent stake in the company and was major financial backer, chairman and CEO Anthony Lacavera said Friday. Wind Mobile is using new foreign investment rules for telecom companies of its size for the takeover. “Assuming that the government is satisfied, then

yes, this would be the first example of a foreign controlled telecommunications carrier in Canada,” Lacavera said from Toronto. The agreement comes after recent changes by Industry Canada allowing telecom companies with less than 10 per cent of the market to have no restrictions on foreign investment. Foreign ownership limits for large telecom companies such as Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B), Bell (TSX:BCE) and Telus (TSX:T) remains at 33.3 per cent. Wind Mobile launched in December 2009. The company says it now has 600,000 subscribers with its network in Toronto and southern Ontario, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Rogers, Bell and Telus, have more than 24 million formed on Wednesday. The Red Deer General Investigation Section and Calgary Major Crimes Unit continue their investigation.



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Lacombe dog owners must keep pets on a leash under bylaw change Lacombe dog owners must keep their pets on a leash in public areas under new bylaw changes. “As we now have an off-leash area, we require that all dogs off their owner’s property be leashed at all times with a leash no longer than two metres in length,” says community peace officer in a release announcing the rule changes. The city has also boosted its fines for dog owners who don’t scoop up after their pets. For a first offence, neglectful owners face a $100 fine. The penalty goes up to $150 on second offence and $200 for third or more offences. The Dog Control Bylaw also clarifies the number of dogs people are allowed on their property. New amendments limit the number of dogs to three, although those who already had been approved for more dogs before the changes were made can keep their pets. The changes went into effect on Monday.

Learn to draw left handed Learn to draw left handed at a Sylvan Lake Art Society event on Monday. The Left-Handed Sketch Workshop will follow the society’s annual general meeting which begins at 7 p.m. in the H.J. Cody School art room. The public and current and past members of the society are welcome to attend. More information is available by calling 403-8874870.

Victim of suspicious death identified RCMP have released the name of the man found dead under suspicious circumstances on Sunday. Shawn Sattler, 34, of Red Deer was found dead around 9:30 a.m. following a report of an unresponsive male at a residence in the 3900 block of 37th Avenue. RCMP said they believe Sattler was in a physical altercation at the residence prior to the call. Red Deer Emergency Services transported him to hospital, where he died. RCMP don’t yet have the results of an autopsy per-

A Sylvan Lake man charged in a New Year’s Eve and Day crime spree around Central Alberta pleaded guilty to three counts of theft of a motor vehicle in Ponoka provincial court on Friday. Cody Friesen, 19, of Sylvan Lake, returns to Ponoka court on Jan. 22 for sentencing. Friesen was arrested after police reported a truck in Ponoka, two snowmobiles from Daysland and Bawlf areas, and a car was stolen and driven to Fort Saskatchewan. Friesen and his co-accused Derek Weninger, 21, of Red Deer, were both denied bail on Friday. Weninger returns to court in Ponoka on Feb. 1 for election and plea.

RCMP on lookout for peeping Tom Red Deer RCMP are on the lookout for a peeping Tom who was snapping pictures of a woman through her bedroom window in Morrisroe early Thursday morning. Around 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious man who was sitting in a pickup truck taking pictures of a young woman through her bedroom window. Police say the suspect did not get out of his vehicle but sped away quickly after the photos were taken. The suspect is described as between 40 and 50 years of age, bald and wearing glasses. Police described the vehicle as a white or light grey two-door pickup truck with a suicide door and a grey stripe on the body. Police described the pickup as either Ford or Toyota. There was a dent in the passenger side door. Anyone with further information that may assist the police are asked to call Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.


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wireless customers combined. Lacavera wouldn’t comment on how competition in Canada’s wireless industry will be affected by changes to foreign ownership rules for small telecom companies. However, he did note that he pushed for changes to rules for foreign investment. “The deal I am doing really solidifies Wind for the next five years because now a foreign carrier like Orascom can invest with confidence and certainty,” Lacavera said. Wind Mobile was the first new wireless carrier in years and was followed in 2010 by Mobilicity and Public Mobile and then by Quebecor’s Videotron wireless service.





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Armstrong destroying a sport BIKE RACER’S REPUTATION SHATTERED BY CHEATING ADMISSION, AND HIS FORTUNE IS WANING Nothing in Lance Armstrong’s lengthy interview with Oprah Winfrey this week can change the essence of his career as a bicycle racer: he cheated to win, then lied, intimidated, threatened and sued people who sought to reveal the truth. He searched out corrupt physicians with the greatest ability to help him break the rules and signed them to exclusive contracts, so other racers could not match his ability to cheat. JOE Those tacMCLAUGHLIN tics — in addition to his skill and tenacity — made him a flawed bike-racing champion and a multimillionaire with a net worth estimated above $100 million. Now he has gone from fame to infamy and his riches are about to shrink substantially. Armstrong has lost all of his major corporate sponsorships. When Nike dropped him, he lost a $70-million contract in one day. A former teammate and similarly disgraced drug cheat, Floyd Landis, has filed a whistleblower lawsuit with the U.S. government that could eat up much of Armstrong’s fortune. He is also likely to soon lose more money to people and news organizations he sued in the past when they exposed his serial deceptions. Armstrong inspired millions of people around the globe with his determined rise to elite status in the cycling world. He overcame cancer and created the Livestrong Foundation to halt the disease and assist its victims. Count me as a former fan. I read his book It’s not about the bike, co-written with Sally Jenkins, after he won his first of seven consecutive Tour de France races. It was a powerful, inspirational story, but — as we have all learned — it was based on a gross lie. Every significant achievement Arm-


strong made on his bicycle was tainted by performance-enhancing drugs. He went from a middling racer without the body frame of a champion to the greatest bike racer of all time. His courage and tenacity on the bike were enormous, but it became abundantly clear before he apologized to Oprah and the world this week that none of his signal achievements would have been possible without illicit performance enhancers. The evidence against Armstrong was overwhelming. It is detailed in thousands of documents compiled by world and U.S. anti-doping agencies, including damning testimony from former friends and teammates. Many of them were initially reluctant to tell the truth. Some were bike racers who cheated along with him. Some were friends, keen to maintain that relationship.

Some of the most courageous truth tellers were women: a former girlfriend; a former masseuse; the wife of a racing teammate. Armstrong verbally abused then all, publicly and relentlessly. Betsy Andreu was in a hospital room with Armstrong, her husband Frankie — a racing teammate of Armstrong — and several other people just before his cancer surgery in 1996. They heard Armstrong — knowing that a lie might kill him — tell the surgeon about illicit drugs he had taken to enhance his racing performances: EPO, steroids and human growth hormone. After Armstrong recovered, ramped up his doping, leaned on his teammates to do likewise, and racked up one victory after another, Betsy Andreu refused to cover for him. Armstrong viciously attacked her in

public, calling her crazy. When Emma O’Reilly, a team masseuse, learned of and exposed his doping, he called her an alcoholic prostitute and sued her for libel. Armstrong insistently repeated that he had never been found with illicit drugs in his system despite hundreds of tests by bike-racing authorities. He passed those tests not because he was riding clean, but because he and the people around him became incredibly skilful at figuring out ways to beat the testing protocols. Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, a year after French police and racing officials confiscated a vast arsenal of performance-enhancing drugs from the bike racing teams. Race organizers were determined to clean up the sport, to make it honest and respected again. Clearly that never happened, then or throughout Armstrong’s career. To me, that’s the greatest shame in Armstrong’s precipitous fall from grace. Last year, a Canadian bike racer — Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, B.C. — won the Giro d’Italia. It’s the second most prestigious bike race in the world, next to the Tour de France. Hesjedal took the lead on the last day of the race, only the second time that has happened in the event’s 103-year history. I watched Hesjedal on television during the final week of that race, and cheered him on to what seemed like a glorious victory. No Canadian has ever achieved such a feat, but it didn’t resonate across the country like it might have in years past. I’m convinced that Armstrong’s highly publicized troubles are at the heart of that reception. He gave the sport unprecedented global profile. He helped make many other people rich. Exposure of his longstanding cheating, however, has now made everything around bike racing suspect. Every victory will be questioned. Corporate sponsorships will cancelled. Young boys’ and girls’ dreams of honest sporting glory will be crushed. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

A worker hangs a huge poster with an image of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overlooking the Ayalon freeway in Tel Aviv, Israel. Legislative elections in Israel will be held on Tuesday, and the circumstances in the Middle East could change dramatically as a result.

Israeli politics might just take a hard turn further right Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was once seen as a right-wing figure. Now he’s widely considered to be a moderate. But it’s not Netanyahu who has changed; Israel has. His governing coalition will certainly win the largest number of seats in the Knesset (parliament) again in the election on Tuesday, but his new government will contain lots of people who make him look very moderate indeed. Consider, for example, Moshe Feiglin, one of the ultra-right-wingers who recently displaced the remaining moderates in internal elections in Netanyahu’s own Likud Party. GWYNNE “You can’t teach a monkey to DYER speak and you can’t teach an Arab to be democratic,” Feiglin told the New York Times recently. “You’re dealing with a culture of thieves and robbers. ... The Arab destroys everything he touches.” Last October, when Likud merged with its hardright coalition partner, Yisrael Beitenu (Israel Our Home), it was hailed as Netanyahu’s political masterstroke. Opinion polls predicted that the new alliance would win 47 seats in the new Knesset, compared to the 42 seats they won separately in the last election. But even with Likud-Beitenu’s lurch to the right, it’s still not right-wing enough for many Israeli voters. Just in the past month, a new party that is even farther to the right, Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home), has surged in the polls, and now Netanyahu’s alliance is predicted to drop to only 34 seats, while the upstart party gets 15. And what is Bayit Yehudi’s leader like? Naftali Bennett is the 40-year-old son of American immigrants to Israel, a religiously observant man who made a small fortune in software development before going into politics. And he has no intention


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of wasting his time “babbling about Israel and the Palestinians.” His solution to the problem is for Israel to annex about 60 per cent of the West Bank, including almost all the land occupied by Jewish settlers, and to rule the rest forever. “There is not going to be a Palestinian state within the tiny land of Israel,” he said in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s just not going to happen. A Palestinian state would be a disaster for the next 200 years.” So in the 40 per cent of the West Bank left to them, in Bennett’s version of the future, 2.5 million Palestinians would live under some kind of “autonomous” authority, permanently supervised by the Israeli intelligence services. Most of the issues being debated in this Israeli election are domestic questions about the economy and the social welfare net, as in any other country, but there is no doubt that the rise of the right has been fuelled primarily by its hard line on security and territory. What needs to be explained is why so many more Israelis are attracted by those policies nowadays than they were 20 years ago. The founding generation of Zionists in Israel in 1948 were mostly secular and socialist, and most of them voted for the Labour Party, which dominated Israeli politics until the 1980s. But the Israel of 1948 contained only two-thirds of a million Jews. Today’s Israel has six million Jews, and most of them are neither secular nor socialist in their outlook. Nor, in most cases, are they descended from that founding generation. The early post-independence waves of immigrants were mostly “oriental” Jews, primarily refugees from Arab countries, who were religious and conservative in their outlook.

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They were numerous, and had much higher birthrates than secular Jews. Then, from the 1980s onwards, came the Russians and other post-Soviet Jews, who had no sympathy at all for socialism. Together, they have transformed Israeli politics. About 50 per cent of Israeli Jews now identify themselves as traditional, religious or ultra-Orthodox. Only 15 per cent describe themselves as secular. And both the religious and the post-Soviet Jews are mostly on the right politically — in the case of the ultra-Orthodox, 79 per cent of them, compared to only 17 per cent of secular Jews. The new Israel is capitalist, religious and, in many cases, ultra-nationalist. Did the “peace process” die because Israelis were becoming more right-wing, or did the failure of the peace process push Israelis to the right? That may sound like a chicken-and-egg question, but in fact Israel was already moving right for demographic reasons at least a decade before the peace process began. By now it has travelled a long way in that direction. Together, Netanyahu’s Likud Beitenu alliance and Bennett’s Bayit Yehudi will win around 50 seats in this election, which puts them within easy range of a majority in the 120-seat Knesset. Just bring in a couple of the minor parties (some of which are also quite far over on the right), and they will have a strong right-wing coalition. Netanyahu will still be prime minister, but he will have to bring Naftali Bennet and other hard-right leaders into the cabinet. And then life in the Middle East will get even more interesting than it is already. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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We must take climate change seriously Gripping pictures of wildfires making their way across Australia, as the country grapples with temperatures in the high 40s, and even spiking above 50C, are just the latest warning that the world is getting warmer and that if we don’t act soon, the price will be terribly high. For some, it already is. The U.S. National Climatic Data Centre reports that 2012 was the warmest year on record for the United States as well as the 15th driest year on record. An estimated 61 per cent of the U.S. experienced drought conditions. Though not as intense as the droughts of the 1930s that devastated the U.S. Great Plains and the Canadian Prairies, the 2012 drought DAVID hit farmers hard in the U.S. CRANE Midwest and drought-like conditions affected farmers in Ontario as well. While natural weather conditions are a factor, the phenomenon of climate change appears to be an increasingly important factor in weather volatility — with dry regions becoming drier and wet regions wetter. For Britain, 2012 was its wettest year on record, and senior climate scientists are convinced that climate change was a big factor. In fact, four of Britain’s five wettest years on record have occurred since 2000. There are other signs of climate change as well, from shrinking ice cover in the Arctic to weather conditions in India, China and elsewhere. While Stephen Harper’s government remains aloof from the climate change issue as it strives to make Canada “an energy superpower,” there are signs that the world’s failure to agree on climate change actions may be about to change, largely because the evidence of climate change is growing and the consequences of continuing inaction are significant, especially for world food supplies and prices. HSBC, the big international banking group, earlier this month predicted “the year ahead will be dominated by growing tension between the everstronger evidence of climate change and the inadequate policy response.” It warned that “global greenhouse gas emissions will continue to rise, putting the world on track for long-term warming approaching 4C, far above the two-degree target.” World leaders have agreed that an average temperature rise above two degrees would have calamitous consequences. So serious negations could begin this year for a global climate agreement in 2015, the agreed date for an agreement set by climate negotiators. Perhaps the biggest impacts of climate change will be on water supplies and food. Climate change is likely to bring more drought conditions to regions already prone to drought, including the Canadian Prairies. Western Canada is dependent on water flows


from the South Saskatchewan River, but the river system depends in large part on annual glacier and snowpack melts from the Rocky Mountains. With lower glacial melt in future years as a warmer climate shrinks glaciers, the South Saskatchewan River flows will deliver less water, threatening water availability. At the same time, higher temperatures mean increased evaporation of water in key reservoirs such as Lake Diefenbaker, the Great Lakes and other open sources of fresh water. The U.S. southwest is also vulnerable as higher temperatures increase arid conditions, the water potential of the Colorado River Basin shrinks and the massive Ogallala aquifer, which stretches from South Dakota to Texas, is being rapidly depleted. Water shortages for agriculture as a consequence of climate change will also affect India, China, Africa, Latin America and parts of Europe and their ability to feed their people. It will be the impact of climate change on water and the significance of this on the world’s food sup-

plies that, more than anything else, will drive home the reality that we have to take climate change seriously. The world population is continuing to grow — by another 1.3 billion people by 2035. Add to this the rapid growth in the middle class in the emerging market economies, with a massive shift in diets from grains to much more water-intensive dairy and meats in diets, and world food pressures will be enormous. Water is essential for our survival, as is food. As climate change poses a greater and more obvious risk to the availability of clean water supplies and to food for a growing population, it will become even more difficult to keep on putting off serious action to address climate change in a significant way. It won’t be cheap or easy, but it will be necessary. This will mean that even our own government will have to take the issue more seriously. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Watching the tubeless flat screen TV blues As I may have mentioned several dozen times, I’ve been coveting one of those spiffy super-thin light-as-a-feather flat screen televisions ever since 1980-something. This began long before the half-centimetre-thin flat TVs the size of drive-in movie theatre screens had even been invented, but I clearly remember helping my friends on numerous occasions moving HARLEY from one apartHAY ment or house to another on a surprisingly regular basis. And it involved 17 trips to carry the multiple boards, bladders and bolts of the waterbed alone. A couch that took four of us half an hour to get down two fights of narrow stairs. And, here’s the rub: a television “cabinet” that was the size of the Titanic but weighed more. I remember thinking out loud as we manhandled one particularly gargantuan RCA television “set” into the back of a half-ton truck, that some day some brilliant person was going to invent a TV that is about an inch thick and that you can hang on the wall, and most importantly — one person can carry under his or her arm without sinking to one’s knees like the Titanic. Now, of course, the future is, well, now and finally, sure enough there are TVs that you can indeed carry without blowing a vertebrae disc and they are as thin as a magazine and can not only be hung on a wall, but can be as big as


a wall if you want it to be. So this was finally the year. The year Santa was going to bring a nice thin, light flat screen TV. However, I somehow may have not made it to the “Nice” list this year, so I took it upon myself to purchase said thin, light flat screen TV for the family for Christmas. This turned out to be an ordeal beyond my comprehension, and for which I was sadly unprepared. Turns out, getting a flat screen television is a lot more complicated than anyone in his right mind would suspect. So that lets me out. Thing is, when my Better Half was still only my GF (girlfriend), she moved into a small apartment beside my Grandma Smith above Hayhoe’s Plumbing downtown. Her Dad had generously given her a small TV to use, and when I say small I mean positively microscopic. It was meant for a kitchen counter or a camper, and the screen was no bigger than the palm of your hand. And — bonus! — the picture was black and white. I remember on many of my frequent visits attempting to watch a hockey game on that micro-Sony TV. We could recognize Wayne Gretzky whenever he got the puck on account of he skated awkwardly graceful like a hawk, and occasionally we might spot Mark Messier but we never did see the puck. I loved that little TV, but the puck was almost the exact same size as the period at the end of this sentence. Later, we got a 20-inch Baycrest television (colour) for a wedding present, which I personally picked out from the old Hudson’s Bay store downtown. That old beast lasted for decades and gave us many hours of couch po-

tato enjoyment for ourselves and our Rotten Kids, and even kicked off a lifelong obsession for the son — one involving Mario and the rest of the Nintendo world. I was sad when those currently more or less obsolete television gizmos called “tubes” gave out on the ole Baycrest TV, but I never realized until my quest for a flat screen just how much tubes could actually be missed. As I squinted at our fading family room minivan-sized JVC tube TV sometime in November, I noticed that the only thing clear to me was the fact that we needed a new TV. So I spent many confusing minutes of research on the Interweb, engaged in several even more confusing visits with teenaged television experts in various stores, and finally, with great aforethought and careful decision-making skills involving checking the pitiful balance in my bank account, I settled on a modest 43-inch flat screen TV that was significantly on sale. I hauled it home, more or less under one arm but involving some dragging along the way, “hid” it in the basement, “wrapped” it with 14 rolls of nonmatching wrapping paper, and didn’t sleep a wink on Christmas Eve. We set up the TV with the aid of a 200-page manual, 15 cords and cables, three remotes and several phone calls to a friend with a master’s degree in electronics and — voila! — I didn’t like it. The BH didn’t like it either. The 43-inch screen seemed smaller than our previous 37-inch TV, and the picture was too sharp, too plastic, too weird and not only that, when a person’s face was shown, the focus drifted in an out, as the eyes blurred then cleared, then blurred. At first I though it was my own eye-

sight, which heaven knows blurs in and out on a regular basis, but no — the BH and the RKs saw it too. So I took the TV back. And went to another store and got a bigger TV which looked much better in the store and also trashed my credit card balance. So much for deals and research. I dragged it home, set it up with the same procedural nightmare as the last one, and sat back and clicked the remote. I almost spilled my popcorn. We didn’t like it. If anything it was worse than the last one. After many more frantic minutes researching and trying every TV menu setting possible, and even a few more, I discovered that these expensive TVs are subjected to a digital anomaly called “blur motion” which drives me even crazier than I already am. Oh sure, if you have all “High Definition’ channels and play Blu-Ray discs all day, it’s all good, but try to watch regular TV on the thing without spilling your popcorn in sheer frustration. So guess what? I took it back. Good thing we couldn’t give that old Titanic JVC tube TV away and never did get it up the stairs, because it’s back where it was before. And the old tubes have never looked better. As for flat screen plasma LCD LED Blur Motion HD 1080p TVs? I’ll wait until they figure out how to make it look like something with tubes. And don’t get me started on CDs versus vinyl records. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

A matter of heart deciding to help panhandlers “I’ve been doing really good for six months” — this from a petite wrinkled lady about 55-plus as I walk into church. “The only thing is that my welfare doesn’t last long enough and right now I don’t even have enough to feed my kitty, have you got a bit of change to help me out?” “I’ll put your shopping cart CHRIS away for you,” a SALOMONS young man says as he approaches a lady in the supermarket parking lot. For most people, the thought of pushing a shopping cart another hundred yards in the snow is worth losing


a dollar over. “Can you drop me a 10 or 20? I promise to pay you back on Friday.” This is one of the most common requests I receive at the kitchen. They know full well that I am not there on Fridays, but they try anyway. I have done it on occasion and some make a point of repayment, but then they often use you as a loan company. It’s not very much, but if they can do that with several people, it becomes like an assured income for them. The first thought that comes to mind is, “Why then don’t you just hang on to your money and then you will have it when you need it?” The problem is that they cannot hang onto any reserves whatsoever; the expression ‘money burns a hole in their pocket’ is very true, plus if others know that they have a few shekels, the begging becomes almost intolerable. So by the loan and repayment method, they are assured of a steady flow of cash.

At Potters Hands, we are often blamed for the increase of people on the street and consequently the begging and drug-induced violence simply because we provide meals and lowincome housing. But one look at any city of size belies those statements. These comments are quite often made by people with the inability or the outright refusal to see anything but their own portion of the world. Both Jim Sutherland and Harley Hays often reminisce about Red Deer in days gone by and I both appreciate and enjoy their articles. When I look back at Red Deer in days gone by (they still delivered milk by horse and wagon then), I recall that we had several “bums” (as we called them), often panhandling. And from different books I have read, it existed even before that. So what do we do with this issue? There are different schools of thought on this problem and try as we

might, not one fits all situations. The way that I often feel about it is that with all the services provided, the only reason that they panhandle is to buy smokes or drugs or booze — not one of them had that much concern for a cat! But then, I also realize that not every single request is for that purpose so I have to weigh the situation and then either give something or just refuse. Never tolerate an aggressive panhandler. They will back away if you stand up to them, but it never hurts to listen to their spiel. All in all, when I really do stop to consider the many requests (and because of my work, I have some knowledge about these people), I realize it is and always will be a matter for your heart to decide. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.


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Offer valid from January 15, 2013 to February 28, 2013 (the “Offer Period”). “First Three Bi-Weekly Payments on Us” (the “Offer”) applies up to a total maximum amount of [$500] / [$750] / [$1,000] / [$1,750] (all three bi-weekly payments in total) (the “Maximum Amount”) per eligible 2013 [Focus (excluding ST and BEV), Fiesta] / [Fusion, Escape, Focus ST, Focus BEV, CMAX] / [Mustang, Taurus, Edge, Explorer, Flex, F-150] / [Expedition] – all Shelby GT500, F-150 Raptor, Transit Connect, F-Series Super Duty, F-650/F-750 Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”) to customers who finance or lease an Eligible Vehicle during the Offer Period through Ford Credit or the FALS program on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit Canada. For customers making monthly payments, the first three bi-weekly payment amounts will be calculated by multiplying the monthly payment by 12, dividing the resulting amount by 26, and multiplying the resulting amount by three. In most cases, the customer will be responsible for making all scheduled payments in accordance with his or her purchase or lease agreement but will receive a cheque from the dealer for an amount equivalent to the first three bi-weekly payments, including tax, up to the Maximum Amount. The means by which the Offer will be executed by dealers to customers will vary based on the type of purchase or lease agreement - see dealer for full details. Offer not available to cash purchase customers. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. This offer is not combinable with any CFIP, CPA, GPC, or Daily Rental incentives. †Until February 28, 2013, receive as low as 0% APR purchase financing on new 2013 Ford [Fusion (excluding Hybrid, HEV, PHEV)]/ [Taurus (excluding SE), Edge (excluding SE), Escape (excluding S)]/[Focus (excluding S, ST and BEV), Fiesta (excluding S)], models for a maximum of [48]/ [60]/ [72] months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest interest rate. Example: $30,000 purchase financed at 0% APR for 48/ 60/ 72 months, monthly payment is $625.00/ $500.00/ $416.67, cost of borrowing is $0 or APR of 0% and total to be repaid is $30,000. Down payment on purchase financing offers may be required based on approved credit from Ford Credit. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price. ‡Until February 28, 2013, receive $500/ $1,000/ $2,000/ $2,500/ $3,500/ $5,500/ $6,000/ $6,500/ $7,000/$7,500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2013 Focus (excluding S, ST, BEC), Fiesta, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 (Value Leader)/ Focus S, Mustang V6 Coupe, Taurus SE, Edge FWD (excluding SE), E-Series/ Transit Connect (excluding electric), F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs / Mustang V6 Premium/ Mustang GT/ F-250 to F-450 gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/ F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non 5.0L /F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non 5.0L, F-250 to F-450 (excluding Chassis Cabs) Diesel engine/ F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L – all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, Transit Connect EV and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-250 XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for $18,999/$31,499/$42,499. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$7,500/$5,000 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. All prices are based on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ††Until February 28, 2013, receive 0%/4.99%/5.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine/2013 F-250 XLT 4x4 Western Edition with power seats for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $236/$467/$646 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $109/$215/$298 with a down payment of $2,000/$2,500/$3,500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $0/$4,617.26/$7,523.22 or APR of 0%/4.99%/$5.99% and total to be repaid is $16,999/$33,616.26/$46,523. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$7,500/$5,000 and freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ±Until February 28, 2013, lease a new 2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 with 5.0L engine and get 0%/3.99% lease annual percentage rate (LAPR) financing for up to 48 months on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest LAPR payment. Lease a vehicle with a value of $18,999/$31,499 at 0%/3.99% LAPR for up to 48 months with $1,500/$2,400 down or equivalent trade in, monthly payment is $218/$449, total lease obligation is $11,964/$23,952 and optional buyout is $7,030/$10,710. Offer includes Manufacturer Rebate of $500/$7,500. Taxes payable on full amount of lease financing price after Manufacturer Rebate is deducted. Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650/$1,700 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▼Program in effect from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013 (the “Program Period”). To qualify, customer must turn in a 2006 model year or older vehicle that is in running condition (able to start and move and without missing parts) and has been properly registered/plated or insured for the last 3 months (the “Criteria”). Eligible customers will receive [$500]/[$1,000]/[$2,500]/[$3,000] towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 or 2013 Ford [C-Max, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi]/[Fusion (excluding SE), Taurus (excluding SE), Mustang (excluding Value Leader), Escape (excluding XLT I4 Manual), Transit Connect (excluding EV), Edge (excluding SE), Flex (excluding SE), Explorer (excluding base)]/[F-150 (excluding Regular Cab 4x2 XL), Expedition, E-Series]/[F250-550] – all Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, BOSS 302, Transit Connect EV, Medium Truck, Value Leader and Lincoln models excluded (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). Taxes payable before Rebate amount is deducted. To qualify: (i) customer must, at the time of the Eligible Vehicle sale, provide the Dealer with (a) sufficient proof of Criteria, and (b) signed original ownership transferring customer vehicle to the Authorized Recycler; and (ii) Eligible Vehicle must be purchased, leased, or factory ordered during the Program Period. Offer only available to residents of Canada and payable in Canadian dollars. Offer is transferable only to persons domiciled with the owner of the recycled vehicle. Offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Offer not available on any vehicle receiving CPA, GPC, Commercial Connection or Daily Rental Rebates and the Commercial Fleet Rebate Program (CFIP). Customers eligible for CFIP are not eligible for this offer. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ▲Offer only valid from December 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before November 30, 2012. 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Above: Yoga classes are offered at the resort. Left: The latest innovation at upscale resorts is to offer private butlers or personal attendants. Your butler is there to help fulfil your every need — from packing and unpacking to drawing a bath or making a dinner reservation. Our butler Bruno is pictured here. reservation for later that evening. After dinner, he asked if I would like him to draw an aroma therapy bubble bath in the large jetted tub in our room. I had always wanted to have a butler draw me a bath, so I selected an aroma therapy flavour and began settling in to enjoy the good life. Le Blanc Spa Resort is an adultonly all-inclusive Cancun resort that is owned and operated by Palace Resorts. As the name suggests, the decorating scheme centres around the colour white, with white walls, ceilings, window treatments and furjust couldn’t do it. But it nishings in a contemporary minimalwasn’t because I didn’t want ist style. The result is an ambiance of to. We had only been at the absolute luxury. luxurious Le Blanc Spa ReThe resort particularly caters to sort in Cancun, couples by offering a Mexico, for a few moments service level that is well when I was faced with a above what is found at difficult decision — should most all-inclusive beach I unpack my bag myself or resorts. At Le Blanc Spa allow my white-gloved butResort, the ratio of staff ler to do it while I sipped to guests is approximately a cool drink with my hus1:1 and onsite butlers help band by the pool? to fulfil your every desire, Sensing my reluctance so you can make the most to allow a stranger to unof your resort stay. pack my unmentionables, The resort has even cremy butler Bruno reasated a free downloadable sured me that he was a mobile app that helps you DEBBIE professional packer. Alkeep in contact with your though I was really curiOLSEN butler even before you arous to see what a profesrive. From an iPhone, iPsional unpacking job might ad or Android device, you look like, in the end I just can schedule spa appointcouldn’t bring myself to let ments and golf tee times, him perform the service. make preferred pillow selections, reFortunately, Bruno didn’t take it quest in-room aromatherapy, peruse too hard. He went through a list of seasonal restaurant menu options, other services he was equipped to request shoe shining, ask for luggage provide and suggested that while I packing assistance and book tours — unpacked he might make a dinner before you arrive or anytime during




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Top: The onsite spa at Le Blanc is huge and has 17 treatment rooms and features innovative treatments such as a fish spa pedicure using live garra rufa fish to remove the outer layer of skin and improve blood circulation. All hotel guests can enjoy a guided hour-long spa hydrotherapy circuit treatment free of charge. The hydrotherapy treatment is highly recommended. We also experienced a special Mayan massage treatment. Above: The infinity pool is a showcase feature of the Le Blanc Spa Resort and includes a swim-up bar. your stay. At Le Blanc, you can do as much or as little as you like. There are three onsite pools, two Jack Nicklaus golf courses nearby, a spectacular spa, and a stunning white sand beach to enjoy. There is also an onsite gym with fitness classes, yoga instruction and personal trainers who give private instruction at no additional charge. Perhaps the best thing about the resort is the calibre of the food and drink that is included in the price. There are eight dining spots that offer a wonderful variety of foods. The resort bills itself as gourmet inclu-

sive and each restaurant has trained sommeliers on staff to help with wine pairings. The wine cellar is vast and although there are some wines that are available at an extra charge, most of the vast selection of highly-rated wines is included at no additional charge. Little included touches such as fresh bruschetta prepared tableside at the Italian restaurant and an eightcourse tasting menu at the French restaurant make Le Blanc stand out from other all-inclusive beach resorts.

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RESORT: Impressed by the entire stay But the ultimate test of an accommodation is how they handle problems that arise. As we dined at the French restaurant one evening, we noticed a somewhat frantic American couple pop in to inquire if he had left his money clip behind during dinner. Moments later, the maître d’ returned with a money clip filled with $100 American bills. While I question the logic of walking around a Mexican resort with that much cash in your pocket, I was impressed with the honesty of the staff. The next day as I was enjoying a swim in the infinity pool, I looked up and saw our butler standing in the hot sun by the edge of the pool calling my name. I had received a phone call with a request that I phone back immediately, so Bruno had tracked me down. I was impressed. Impressed would pretty much describe my attitude about the entire stay. Having a personal butler may take some getting used to, but it is a definite highlight of any stay at the Le Blanc Spa Resort. Back home as I began unpacking my suitcase and looked at the disorganized heaps of clothing I had managed to create, I couldn’t help wishing Bruno was there. I was finally ready to put his unpacking skills to use. After all, some jobs call for a professional touch.

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Above: The view from our room. Left: Sometimes it’s the little touches that make a place special. The bruschetta prepared tableside at the Italian restaurant was wonderful.

If you go ● The AAA 5 Diamond Le Blanc Spa Resort is the most upscale of the Palace Resort Properties and is restricted to guests over 18 years of age. Condé Nast Traveler named Le Blanc Spa Resort the No. 1 hotel in Cancun and Riviera Maya. It is also ranked No. 1 on Tripadvisor and ranked No. 3 on the list of the top 10 all-inclusive resorts in the world. The resort caters primarily to couples and is located in the hotel zone in an enclave between the Nechupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea with access to a beautiful white sand beach and three pools, two of which are infinity pools. More than half of the rooms have full ocean views. ● The resort has an airy, modern feel with plenty of white, beige and marble on the interior and minimalist decor. Each room features little extras such as a preloaded iPod that guests can use for the entire stay, free WiFi throughout the resort, and unlimited long distance calling to Canada, the United States, South America and Europe. All rooms have indoor Jacuzzis, pillow menus, butler service, minibars stocked with premium liquor and snacks, Swiss spa showers and Bvlgari bath amenities. ● There are eight onsite restaurants, bars and lounges that serve gourmet cuisine and premium wine and spirits, including an impressive French restaurant that features an eight-course tasting

menu. ● The onsite spa is huge and has 17 treatment rooms and features innovative treatments such as a fish spa pedicure, using live garra rufa fish to remove the outer layer of skin and improve blood circulation. All hotel guests can enjoy a guided hour-long spa hydrotherapy circuit treatment free of charge.

● Le Blanc Spa Resort offers a variety of activities for guests, such as fitness classes in the large fitness centre, personal trainers, yoga lessons, meditation, mixology, cooking classes and sand sculpture lessons. The onsite concierge can also arrange a variety of area tours and the resort features nightly entertainment and live musical performances. ● Complimentary wedding, vow renewal and honeymoon packages can be reserved for guests staying a minimum of four nights with no restriction on the number of other rooms booked. ● Le Blanc Spa Resort is offering several promotions. A resort credit promotion is available that offers guests staying five to eight nights a $1,500 resort credit per room that can be used for spa services, golf, tours, room upgrades and other amenities. Rates start at US$347 per person per night with the resort credit promotion. Other promotions offer unlimited golf or free Mexican tours included in the room rate. Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. If you have a travel story you would like to share or know someone with an interesting travel story who we might interview, please email: or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.

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Famed QE2 liner will get new home PART OF DEAL TO CONVERT VESSEL INTO LUXURY HOTEL IN ASIA BY BRIAN MURPHY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — After more than four years sitting idle in a Dubai port, the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is bound again for the high seas. It is part of deal to convert the vessel into a luxury hotel in Asia, officials said. The precise destination of the QE2 was not announced. But a map noted its planned voyage ending in China, raising speculation of seaports such as Shanghai or Hong Kong. “We promise to take good care of her,� said Daniel Chui, managing director of the Oceanic Group. The Oceanic Group is a Singapore-based maritime company leading the renovation of the vessel into a 500-room hotel. The deal marks the latest twist in the fate of the QE2, which has been docked in Dubai since it was purchased by the state investment company Istithmar World in 2007 for $100 million at the height of the city’s boom era. In July, plans were announced to keep the vessel in Dubai as a hotel and hub of a seafaring centre. But Dubai’s economic rebound has been spotty and officials have already pledged huge investments into new entertainment and retail projects. Those projects include theme parks and a planned mall to outshine the Dubai Mall that’s now billed as the world’s largest. It’s also another sign of the expanding economic influence of China, which has a fast-growing tourism sector that already includes a host of themed resorts such as a recreation of a Swiss alpine village. There is no firm timetable for the QE2’s journey east. First, it will undergoing full checks for seaworthiness in Dubai that could take up to three months, said Khamis Juma Buamin, chairman of shipyard operator Drydocks World. The interior of the ship has been meticulously maintained since its last voyage in late 2008. Dubai will retain ownership of the vessel after its conversion to a hotel. Buamin said technicians will now do any needed upgrades to the hull, engine and other systems. He gave no cost estimate, but noted it will be “a lot� to get the more than 45-year-old ship ready for the seas.

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REDDEN A BLUE ST. LOUIS — It didn’t take long for Wade Redden to find work. The veteran defenceman has reached a deal in principle with the St. Louis Blues on a oneyear contract worth US$800,000, pending a physical. The deal comes one day after the New York Rangers used their accelerated compliance buyout on Redden’s contract, making him an unrestricted free agent. Redden has spent the past two seasons with Connecticut of the AHL after managing just five goals and 35 assists in 156 regular-season games with the Rangers over two seasons. He signed a six-year, $39 million free-agent deal with the Rangers in 2008 to leave Ottawa.


● 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.


● 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).

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Brent Sutter lives in the moment. But the moment seldom drags on. The Red Deer Rebels GM/ head coach congratulated his club immediately following an impressive 4-1 win over the defending WHL champion Edmonton Oil Kings Thursday at the Centrium, then expanded on his post-game message to the players. “He told us it was a good win but that we have to get back ‘er Saturday, that we have to make sure we are ready to play Saturday and Sunday,” captain Turner Elson said Friday in regards to tonight’s 7:30 p.m. meeting with the visiting Prince George Cougars and a Sunday evening game at Medicine Hat. “Brent was happy about the win but reminded us that we still have two more games this weekend.” The Rebels know they can’t look past the struggling Cougars, especially after dropping recent home-ice decisions to Brandon and Vancouver — two more teams, along with Prince George, that would be on the

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on any given night. We have to make sure that we battle hard for those points every night. “There’s a lot of parity in the league. Look at Kootenay, for

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Kings down Trojans in volleyball action BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Trojans 2 If you didn’t know any better it would be easy to believe the RDC Kings and SAIT Trojans had taken a step back in history. The RDC gymnasium was electric as two of the premier teams in the country hooked up in what reminded the standing room only crowd of Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League championship finals of the past. “That’s the first time it felt like that in a while,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha following a 25-14, 20-25, 25-18, 2225, 15-7 victory over the Trojans Friday. “But it should. There were two 12-0 teams and two of the best teams in the country.” The Kings came into the match ranked No. 1 in Canada with the Trojans sitting fifth. “The atmosphere was amazing,” said Kings veteran power hitter Tim Finnigan, who played two years with the Trojans before transferring to RDC. “We knew it would be a battle and definitely both teams came to play.” Finnigan certainly did, finishing with 20 kills, 11 digs, two aces and a stuff block. “I was pumped up, but I tried not to talk about the game today so I wouldn’t be to high,” he said. “When someone brought it up I tried to tell them it was like any other game. But I was a bit excited and a bit nervous.” The Kings showed their new lineup for the first time this season as Braden O’Toole started on the right side and Chris Osborn was moved into the middle.

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The RDC Kings and SAIT Trojans electrified the RDC gymnasium on Friday. “We need to have our best athletes on the floor, so we need to go with a lineup something like that,” said Schulha. “Braden showed he can play and while he was a bit tight in the first three sets his teammates stepped up.” O’Toole looked more and more comfortable as the match wore on and he finished with nine kills, an ace and a stuff block. Middle Jordan Gardiner added nine kills and two blocks and power hitter Chris Jones had nine kills and a block. Osborn showed what kind of force he can be in the middle with seven kills and five stuff blocks.

Lacombe native Scott Lesher, who played the four years at Briercrest and holds the record for the most kills in ACAC history, had 18 kills and nine digs for the Trojans. Daniel Bremner had 11 kills and Red Deer native Darcee Froese eight kills, two blocks and 10 digs. “The match was a measuring stick as to where we need to be,” said Schulha. “I’m excited that we can play at that level and if we continue to improve on the small things from now until the end of the season we could be tough to beat.” One of the things that worried the RDC coaching staff pri-

or to the match was just how big and physical the Trojans are. “But to have Braden and Osborn in there at the same time we showed we can physically match a team like that, which has an edge on us in experience,” said Schulha. “But then Tim also put the team on his back.” “They are definitely a physical team,” said Finnigan, who was glad to play a team of SAIT’s calibre. “That’s the kind of games we need to get better.” The teams meet again tonight at SAIT.

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outside looking in if the playoffs started now. “We can’t take teams lightly anymore,” said Elson. “Any team in this league can win

example. They’re coming up the board now.” Still, the Rebels can take some momentum into tonight’s contest following their entertaining victory over the potent Oil Kings. “That was one of our best games of the season,” said Elson. “Obviously Patty (netminder Bartosak) played really well and made some big stops, but (goaltender Laurent) Brossoit also had a big game for them (Oil Kings). It was just back and forth all night and we came out on the good side. It was just a solid overall team win.” The Rebels top line of Elson, Rhyse Dieno and Brooks Maxwell picked up a total of seven points in the contest, with Dieno firing three goals, Elson connecting once and picking up a single helper and Maxwell collecting two assists. “We’re starting to go as a line, we’re starting to find each other,” said Elson. “We have a feel for each other now although we still have to work on our play in the defensive zone. We still get scored on too much, but as we get better with that we’ll keep getting offensive chances.”

The NHL is back. Four months after the league shut down with its third lockout in 17 years, players will finally be on the ice in real games across North America on Saturday. A truncated, 48-games per team schedule starts with marquee match-ups like the Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens and a new chapter in the Battle of Pennsylvania as the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Philadelphia Flyers. “It is halfway through the year but it doesn’t seem like it,” Canadiens forward Colby Armstrong said Friday. “We’re just getting started. “The weird thing was the shortened camp and powering through everything at top speed. But we know what’s on the line. We know the energy in the rink is going to be crazy. Hockey’s back.” The atmosphere should be just as heated in Philadelphia, with the Flyers coming off a six-game playoff win over Pittsburgh. They were the top two scoring clubs in the 30-team league last season.

NHL banner raising in Los Angeles before the Kings play host to the Chicago Blackhawks. Night games have the Anaheim Ducks visiting the Vancouver Canucks, the New York Rangers at Boston Bruins, the Washington Capitals visiting the New York Islanders, the Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers, the Detroit Red Wings at St. Louis Blues, the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild. The Edmonton Oilers and No. 1 overall draft pick Nail Yakupov don’t see action until Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS they visit Vancouver on Sunday, Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher, kneeling right when the Calgary Flames open center, talks to his team during NHL hockey training camp, Friday, at home against the San Jose in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning open their 48-game season Saturday Sharks. The Kings became the first night against the Washington Capitals. eighth-seeded team to win the championship last spring. They Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Max Talbot said. “To play them plan a Fan Fest at an outdoor who hopes to have his concus- is going to be a great motiva- rink before they march the sion woes behind him, will be tion. first Stanley Cup in the team’s on the ice for an afternoon con“It’s not like it’s Tuesday 45-year history to the Staples test facing Claude Giroux, the night in Columbus.” Center for the pre-game banner Flyers’ newly named captain. Other afternoon games have ceremony. “We’ve been waiting too long the Ottawa Senators at the Winto play,” Philadelphia forward nipeg Jets and a Stanley Cop Please see NHL on Page B5

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Light load for workhorse Kiprusoff due to lockout THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have started the last few seasons vowing to give goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff more games off to keep him fresh for the playoffs. But every time the team rode him hard right until the end to try and make the post-season, falling short in the last three campaigns. The narrative for Kiprusoff is obviously different to open this lockoutshortened season. For the first time in seven years, the former Vezina Trophy winner won’t play more than 70 games during the regular season because there’s only 48. New Flames head coach Bob Hartley indicated the 36-year-old Finn will start almost all of them, including Sunday’s home-opener versus the San Jose Sharks. “We have a plan and we will do everything in the best interest of Kipper and the Calgary Flames, but the guy is a thoroughbred and you know what thoroughbreds like to do,” the coach said Friday. “They like to run. They

don’t like to sit in the stable.” The prevailing thought is goaltending becomes magnified in a shorter season, but Kiprusoff suggests that’s overstated. “I like to think every season it’s important,” he said. “It’s huge how your goalie plays. It’s the same thing this year. I don’t think any team in this league is going to make playoffs with bad goaltending.” Hartley gave Kiprusoff the day off from practice Thursday. While the stated purpose was to rest the star goaltender, it was also so Hartley could make a decision between the two men vying for the backup job. The verdict went to Leland Irving of Barrhead, Alta., over Sweden’s Henrik Karlsson when the Flames announced their 23-man roster Friday. Also, the Flames reached deep into their past and signed forward Steve Begin to a one-year, two-way contract worth $525,000. The 34-year-old was a second-round draft pick by Calgary in 1996. Begin played 123 games for the Flames from 1997 to 2003.

Raiders down Cougars in hoop action The Lindsay Thurber Raiders took both ends of a doubleheader from the host Notre Dame Cougars in Central Alberta High School Senior Basketball League play Thursday. The Raiders won the girls’ contest 68-45 and the

Centre McClure the glue that holds Atlanta’s dynamic offence together FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — When Todd McClure was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, they had just made it to the Super Bowl for the first time. “You think it’s going to be easy,” he remembered. It’s not, of course. Fourteen years later, McClure is still waiting for his first trip to the big game. “I tell the young guys on this team that we have to take advantage of this opportunity,” he said, “because it’s not a given that you’ll be in this position again next year.” When the Falcons (14-3) host the San Francisco 49ers (12-4-1) on Sunday for the NFC championship and a spot in the Super Bowl, McClure will be right in the middle of things, though chances are he’ll barely be noticed. He may be the centre, but he’s hardly the centre of attention. McClure snaps the ball to get the play started, then fades into the background while players such as Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez grab all the headlines for the Falcons high-octane of-

boys’ game 64-62. Emma Newton had 15 points and Rachel Bysterveld and Cara Vandervlis 10 each for LTCHS while Rachel Edge had 17 points and 20 rebounds and Rachel Wiebe 14 points and nine boards for the Cougars. Spencer Klassen dropped in 23 points and Tanner


REBELS: Feeling positive The Rebels ran off nine straight wins in November and early December before slumping somewhat near the end of the year and into January. But the club has garnered five points in the last three games and Elson feels that another run might be just around the corner. “The atmosphere is definitely positive, we’re all playing with a lot of emotion,” said the captain. “You can hear us on the bench and we’re playing with passion out there. “Everyone in the room is giving feedback. We’re becoming a team and that’s real nice to see.” ● Rebels defenceman Mathew Dumba will open the NHL season with the Minnesota Wild but there was no word on whether he’ll actually be in the lineup for tonight’s game versus the visiting Colorado Avalanche. Wild GM Chuck Fletcher, in discussion Friday with Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, hinted that Dumba could be back with the Rebels soon. “He’s earned the right to stay, but you normally want to be careful with 18-year-olds,” said Fletcher. “We’d be comfortable having him play games, but ultimately the best course is probably for him to go back to Red Deer. “So we’ll take it on a day-to-day basis. Every day he’s gotten better. If it’s too fast or he can’t keep up, we’ll monitor the situation and do what’s right for Matt.” ● Long-time Rebels billet coordinator Judy Seher is the recipient of the WHL Distinguished Service Award for the 2012-13 season. Since the inception of the Red Deer franchise in 1992, Seher has volunteered her time as the team’s billet coordinator, working tirelessly to make sure that the players are placed in positive family environments, stated a WHL press release. She has been a key contributor in the off-ice wellbeing of Rebels players and is also involved in many charitable events throughout Central Alberta. Her son, Kurt, played four seasons in the WHL with the Swift Current Broncos and the Seattle Thunderbirds before pursuing a professional hockey career. “Billet families, not only in Red Deer but across the WHL, provide an essential service for our players and our member clubs,” commented WHL commissioner Ron Robison. “Judy Seher’s remarkable volunteer leadership has not only enabled the Red Deer Rebels to maintain an exceptional group of billet families but also makes the adjustment to a new home away from home that much easier for the players and their parents.” The WHL Distinguished Service Award, which the WHL introduced in 2004-05, is presented annually to an individual associated with the WHL who has made an extraordinary contribution over an extended period of time at the club or league level. Robison will present Seher with the award prior to tonight’s game.

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25-21 victory over the Trojans. Except for a brief spell early in the third set the Queens dominated play. “The first two sets we served the ball extremely well,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “We watched SAIT on video and knew they served the ball hard and expected to go even harder and take some chances in that third set. “They did just that and made most of them which put more pressure on us. But we adapted our passing defence which allowed our power hitters, Amber (Adolf) and Sid (Ponto) to hit us out of trouble.” Adolf finished with 10 kills, 11 digs and two stuff blocks while Ponto had eight kills, an ace and a block. Karissa Kuhr added nine kills while Maddi Quinn had 10 digs. Queens also got a strong performance from setter Kirsten Sorensen, who did a great job of distributing the ball, to go with two kills, an ace and eight digs. “She made a lot of good choices,” said Walton. Futsal RDC’s first taste of futsal (basically soccer played in a gymnasium) proved to be enjoyable. Both teams recorded victories over the Medicine Hat College Rattlers in the first futsal tournament of the season at Ambrose College in Calgary. The Queens recorded a come-from-behind 5-3 victory while the Kings won 7-5. “We played well considering it was our first game of futsal,” said Queens head coach Dave Colley. The Queens led 2-1 at the half on goals by Paula Dadensky and Tatiana Aspilaga before falling be-

goals-against overage and .887 7 save percentage. Teammate and rookie Brett Zarowny was 9-9-00 with a 3.04 GAA and .911 save percentage. Injuries: Prince George: LW Carson Bolduc (illness, day-today), D Joseph Carvalho (lower body, 6-8 weeks), LW Jari Erricson (upper body, day-to-day), LW Ryan Hanes (lower body, dayto-day), D Jordan Harris (upper body, day-to-day). Red Deer — D Riley Boomgaarden (lower body, indefinite), LW Jesse Miller (upper body, indefinite), LW Cory Millette (upper body, indefinite). Special teams: Prince George — Power play 15 per cent prior to Friday, 22nd overall; penalty kill 74.5 per cent, 20th. Red Deer — Power play 16.5 per cent, 17th overall; penalty kill 84.6 per cent, third.

hind 3-2 in the second half. They called a time out and stormed back on goals by Dadensky, Adi Moyer and Shannon Middlemiss to record the victory. The Kings got two goals from Cale Jacobs with Gurjit Sandhu, Logan Grenier, Geng Thain, Andrew Jevne and Hayden Slaymaker potting single markers. “It was a good start considering this was our firstever game,” said Kings head coach Steve Fullarton. The RDC teams play four games over the next two days. Hockey Queens 3 Griffins 0 The RDC Queens ran their record to 11-3 with a 3-0 win over the Grant MacEwan University Griffins. Camille Trautman recorded her third shutout of the season, making 20 saves. Gillian Altheim, Janelle Henley and Leah Boucher scored once each for the Queens, who don’t return to league play until Feb. 7 against NAIT. Nikki Connor had a pair of assists. “It was another really solid game,” said Queens head coach Trevor Keeper. “The girls have some good habits and they’re finding a way to start and finish strong.” At least six members of the Queens will play for the ACAC All-stars in a pair of games against Team Alberta of the Women’s Hockey League Saturday and Sunday at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. The following weekend the Queens travel to Saskatchewan and play a pair of exhibition games against a senior women’s team near Swift Current.



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George was 2-6-1-1 in the last 10 games prior to Friday and sat fourth in the B.C. Division and ninth in the Western Conference . . . C Colin Jacobs, acquired from Seattle in an off-season deal, was the Cougars’ top scorer with 14 goals and 31 points prior to Friday. Next in line were C Troy Bourke with 26 points (7g,19a) and LW Chase Witala (8-13) with 21. The club’s fourth- and fifthleading scorers, C Alex Forsberg (9-10-19) and former Rebels RW Daulton Siwak (9-8-17) have left the Cougars for personal reasons . . . RW Klarc Wilson, acquired last week from the defending league champion Edmonton Oil Kings, will play his fourth game with Prince George tonight . . . Red Deer native Mac Engel, 19, had posted a 4-15-1-4 record between the Prince George pipes p ior to Friday, pr y, along g with a 3.47

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However, star forward Anze Kopitar will miss the opener with a knee injury. In Montreal, there is concern for Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who didn’t practice after tweaking a groin injury in an intra-squad game on Thursday night. Coach Michel Therrien said his No. 1 goalie will play. They will be without popular defenceman P.K. Subban. At the intrasquad game, the crowd of 17,000 urged the club to sign the restricted free agent by chanting Subban’s name.

fence. But ask around the locker room, and everyone will say that McClure is the glue that holds the unit together. “Todd has been huge for my career here in Atlanta,” Ryan said. “He’s a guy who doesn’t get enough recognition. In all honesty, my first two years here, in terms of pass protection, Todd carried me. He really did. He set every protection, he got us on the right page, and he kept me clean. He helped me out immensely.” As the longest-running member of the Falcons by far, McClure has certainly gone through his share of ups and downs. A seventh-round pick out of LSU in 1999, he sustained a season-ending injury in his very first training camp, raising doubts about whether he’d ever play in the NFL. Turns out, he claimed a job on the line the very next season and went on to set a franchise record with 148 consecutive starts. Over the past dozen seasons, he’s missed only four out of 192 games. “He’s a consummate professional, he really is,” Ryan said. “He’s extremely well prepared week in and week out.”





Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Hockey Everett at Vancouver, 4 p.m. Lethbridge at Seattle, 5:05 p.m. Pt 58 49 46 40 36 36 Pt 66 65 55 48 45 41 Pt 67 63 49 32 24 Pt 75 57 55 36 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. Friday’s results Calgary 5 Prince George 3 Kootenay 2 Regina 1 Medicine Hat 2 Edmonton 1 Prince Albert 3 Brandon 2 Saskatoon 5 Moose Jaw 4 Lethbridge at Portland Kelowna at Spokane Kamloops at Tri-City Victoria at Vancouver Seattle at Everett Today’s games Kootenay at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Regina, 7 p.m. Brandon at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Calgary at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Prince George at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Lethbridge at Everett, 7:05 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Prince George at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m.

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OL GF GA Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ottawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 Winnipeg 0 0 0 0 0 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OL GF GA Anaheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 Calgary 0 0 0 0 0 0 Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dallas 0 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 Edmonton 0 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 San Jose 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vancouver 0 0 0 0 0 0

Dallas at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Pt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

d — division leader, who is ranked in the top three positions regardless of point total; 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 point which is registered in the OL (other loss) column. Today’s games Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Ottawa at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 5 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Washington at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Carolina at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Philadelphia at Buffalo, 10:30 a.m. San Jose at Calgary, 4 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.

AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Portland 39 24 13 1 1 120 114 Worcester 39 19 16 1 3 100 116 Providence 36 19 14 0 3 90 100 Manchester 39 18 17 2 2 110 107 St. John’s 39 16 20 1 2 94 116 Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Springfield 37 22 9 3 3 127 92 Bridgeport 38 18 16 2 2 121 125 Albany 35 15 13 1 6 94 96 Connecticut 39 16 19 3 1 106 123 Adirondack 36 15 19 1 1 86 104 East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Binghamton 37 25 8 1 3 122 89 Syracuse 38 24 9 2 3 132 104 Hershey 40 20 18 1 1 105 97 W-B/Scranton 38 18 17 2 1 91 96 Norfolk 37 15 19 2 1 92 113 WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Toronto 37 22 12 1 2 126 95 Abbotsford 38 19 12 3 4 86 80 Lake Erie 40 21 16 2 1 124 123 Rochester 38 20 15 2 1 128 118 Hamilton 38 13 20 1 4 80 120 Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Grand Rapids 38 22 12 2 2 118 103 Rockford 39 20 17 1 1 119 115 Chicago 36 18 13 3 2 98 100 Milwaukee 37 17 14 3 3 97 107 Peoria 39 17 18 2 2 93 121 South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Charlotte 41 24 12 2 3 126 103 Texas 40 23 12 3 2 109 102 Houston 38 18 13 4 3 108 106 Okla. City 39 18 16 2 3 120 126 San Antonio 41 17 20 0 4 104 116

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Friday’s results Norfolk 3 St. John’s 2 (SO) Binghamton 4 Toronto 2 Albany 4 Adirondack 3 Lake Erie 3 Hershey 2 Manchester 3 Worcester 1 Springfield 4 Connecticut 2 Portland 3 Providence 2 (SO) Rochester 4 Syracuse 1 Rockford 3 Peoria 1 San Antonio 4 Oklahoma City 2 Texas 6 Chicago 4

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 25 13 .658 Brooklyn 24 16 .600 Boston 20 19 .513 Philadelphia 17 23 .425 Toronto 14 26 .350

GB — 2 5.5 9 12

Southeast Division W L Pct 26 12 .684 22 17 .564 14 25 .359 10 29 .256 7 29 .194

GB — 4.5 12.5 16.5 18

Central Division W L Pct 25 16 .610 23 15 .605 20 18 .526 14 25 .359 10 31 .244

GB — 1/2 3.5 10 15

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ABU DHABI HSBC CHAMPIONSHIP At Abu Dhabi Golf Club Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse—US$2.7 million Yardage—7,605; Par—72 Second Round Justin Rose 67-69 — Jamie Donaldson 67-70 — Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano70-67 — Thorbjorn Olesen 68-69 — Garth Mulroy 71-68 — Joost Luiten 70-69 — Matteo Manassero 72-68 — Jason Dufner 71-69 — Branden Grace 71-69 — Martin Kaymer 71-69 — George Coetzee 69-71 — Henrik Stenson 69-71 — Michael Campbell 69-71 — David Howell 69-71 — Keith Horne 72-69 — Soren Kjeldsen 70-71 — Joel Sjoholm 71-70 — Wen-Chong Liang 69-72 — Richie Ramsay 73-68 — Thongchai Jaidee 70-71 — Danny Willett 70-71 — Raphael Jacquelin 72-69 — Jbe Kruter 72-69 —

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Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Oakland RHP Gary Daley Jr. and free agent 1B Austin Gallagher 50 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with C Matt Wieters, INF Chris Davis, LHP Troy Patton and LHP Brian Matusz on one-year contracts. BOSTON RED SOX — Agreed to terms with RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Andrew Bailey, RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Joel Hanrahan, LHP Andrew Miller, LHP Franklin Morales and OF Jacoby Ellsbury on one-year contracts. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with 2B Gordon Beckham and OF Alejandro De Aza on one-year contracts. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with RHP Chris Perez, RHP Justin Masterson,RHP Joe Smith, RHP Matt Albers, OF Drew Stubbs and C Lou Marson on one-year contracts. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Doug Fister, RHP Rick Porcello, LHP Phil Coke, C Alex Avila, OF Brennan Boesch and OF Austin Jackson on one-year contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with SS Jed Lowrie, RHP Bud Norris and LHP Wesley Wright on one-year contracts. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Luke Hochevar on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with LHP Jason Vargas and RHP Tommy Hanson on one-year contracts. MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with LHP Brian Duensing and C Drew Butera on oneyear contracts. NEW YORK YANKEES — Agreed to terms with LHP Boone Logan on a one-year contract. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Agreed to terms with LHP Jerry Blevins and 1B Brandon Moss on oneyear contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with 1B/DH Kendrys Morales and SS Brendan Ryan on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Agreed to terms with OF Sam Fuld, INF Matt Joyce, RHP Jeff Niemann and INF Ryan Roberts on one-year contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with LHP J.A. Happ and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio on one-year contracts and C Josh Thole on a two-year contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ian Kennedy, RHP Brad Ziegler, INF Chris Johnson and LHP Tony Sipp on one-year contracts. ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with OF Jason Heyward, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Kris Medlen, LHP Eric O’Flaherty and LHP Jonny Venters on one-year contracts. CHICAGO CUBS — Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Samardzija and LHP James Russell on oneyear contracts. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with OF Tyler Colvin on a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Agreed to terms with C A.J. Ellis and RHP Ronald Belisario on oneyear contracts. MIAMI MARLINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Webb on a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with RHP John Axford, RHP Burke Badenhop and RHP Marco Estrada on one-year contracts. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with C Landon Powell on a minor league contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with LHP Antonio Bastardo on a one-year contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with 1B Garrett Jones and 1B Gaby Sanchez on one-year contractsm. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Mitchell Boggs and RHP Edward Mujica on one-year contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Edinson Volquez, LHP Joe Thatcher, C John Baker and INF Everth Cabrera on one-year contracts. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Agreed to terms with C Buster Posey, OF Hunter Pence, OF Gregor Blanco and LHP Jose Mijares on one-year contracts. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Ross Detwiler, SS Ian Desmond, RHP Drew Storen, OF Roger Bernadina, SS Ian Desmond and RHP Tyler Clippard on one-year contracts and RHP Craig Stammen on a two-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MIAMI HEAT — Reassigned C Dexter Pittman to Sioux Falls (NBADL).

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James Hahn, Roberto Castro shoot 5-under 67 to share lead THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


LA QUINTA, Calif. — James Hahn jumped all over his drive on the par-5 fifth hole at La Quinta Country Club, then hit his second shot so pure that it went a little father than he wanted. Undaunted, he turned to his trusty 54-degree wedge and holed a 30-foot, bump-and-run chip for eagle, part of a late birdie-eagle-birdie run that gave him a share of the second-round lead Friday in the Humana Challenge. “It was a long-drive stat hole, so I kind of came out of my shoes a little bit,” Hahn said about his 310-yard poke on the tree-lined hole. That left him 220 yards, and he figured a smooth 3-iron was his best play “I didn’t want to really overpower a 4-iron,” Hahn said. “I had a lot of adrenaline.” He made perfect contact. “Just hit it too good,” Hahn said. “Hit the centre of the green, landed it 220, rolled to the back. ... I could have hit it with a 6-iron and probably hit it within 2 feet.” It didn’t matter when the chip rolled in. “I read the break perfectly, broke about 2 feet straight down the hill,” Hahn said. Hahn finished with a 5-under 67 to match Roberto

Castro at 14 under after another day of perfect conditions in the Coachella Valley. Castro shot a 67 on PGA West’s Arnold Palmer Private Course after they began the round tied for the lead with Jason Kokrak at 63. Hahn followed the eagle with a birdie on the par-5 sixth. “Any time you have back-to-back par 5s that are reachable, it’s definitely something to look forward to,” Hahn said. “Especially if the round’s not going well.” Castro had the lead alone at 16 under, but bogeyed two of his last three holes — three-putting the par-4 ninth. “A couple slipped away there at the end, but yesterday I made a 50-footer on the last,” Castro said. “Today, I felt like I hit a good putt and three-putted. So, that’s stuff over 72 holes that’s going to even out.” Hahn opened his rookie season on the tour last week in Hawaii with a tie for 67th in the Sony Open. The 31-year-old South Korean-born American played briefly at the University of California — “Let’s just say extracurricular activities got in the way.” — and won a Tour event last year. “I’m just soaking it in, having a good time,” Hahn

said. “Any time that I play a good round, it feels good and makes me cherish the momentum a little bit more, because I know they’re few and far between.” Castro is in his second season on the tour. The 27-year-old former Georgia Tech player missed the cut last week in Hawaii in his first start of the year. “I learned a lot last year,” Castro said. “One of the best things that happened to me was making a lot of the cuts early in the year. I didn’t have any big finishes, but I got to play four days and I got to learn pretty quickly. I got to play with some good players and watch what they do.” Darron Stiles, Scott Stallings and Richard H. Lee were 13 under, all shooting 65. Stiles and Stallings played at La Quinta, and Lee was on the Palmer course.

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The successful candidate will act as the primary liaison with 3rd party contractors as needed and be responsible for preventative maintenance to buildings, H-vac systems, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating/ cooling systems, as well as have mechanical aptitude for minor repairs to electrical equipment and vehicle maintenance, ensuring compliance with relevant codes, regulations and standards. We thank you for your interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Candidate will possess the following qualifications: • 3+ years related experience in building maintenance preferably in a manufacturing environment • Must hold a valid Driver’s license; • Sound knowledge of electrical, HVAC, plumbing and similar • Diagnostic and tool skills required to diagnose equipment and system problems • Preventative Maintenance • Clear understanding and dedication to meeting deadlines • Ability to work independently and as part of a team • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing • Will work in interior and exterior environments all 4 seasons. Must be ok with heights, confined spaces, and similar conditions found within the buildings

The following combination of education, skills, and experience will allow the successful candidate to conduct administrative and office management services for the CEO and Executive Team: • A minimum of three years Executive Administration Experience • A Business or Administrative degree or post-secondary certificate / diploma • Excellent computer skills • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite of Products • Experience creating and designing presentations • Strong writing and composition skills • Exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with clients, the Board of Directors, and all levels within the organization • Ability to handle all sensitive and highly confidential matters discreetly and professionally

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Olds College is seeking a full-time Systems Analyst. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Enrollment Management, the Systems Analyst is responsible for the development of an institutional reporting framework in support of organizational student recruitment and retention decisions.


INSTRUCTOR PRE-EMPLOYMENT HAIRSTYLIST The School of Trades has an opportunity available for a contract Instructor in the Hairstylist trade. Instructional hours will be Monday through Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., followed by one (1) hour of preparation each day. The anticipated term of employment is from February 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.

We are looking for an energetic self-starter who is able to effectively provide complete communication solutions to existing and new clients. We are an independent TELUS authorized dealer for over 21 years in Red Deer. For an overview of our company please visit Responsibilities: • Develop sales strategies to manage an existing client base, and to acquire new business clients, for the areas of wireless and business landline solutions, GPS Fleet Tracking solutions and Two-way Radio sales. • Ensure excellent customer service by effectively resolving all client issues through reactive and proactive communication. • Keep abreast of leading edge technology and its applications. • Achieve sales objectives with assigned accounts to ensure growth and profitability. • Strong focus on business development through effective prospecting. Qualifications: • Strong Business Acumen • 3-5 years of proven success in a direct selling environment • Working experience in cellular sales would be considered an asset, however we are willing to train the most suitable applicant based on their qualifications. • Ability to network and acquire new industry contacts • Great degree of motivation and professionalism, ethics and excellent business judgment • Interest in acquiring technical and business knowledge • Travel to client sites and sales presentations required We Offer: • Competitive base wage, tiered commission structure, incentive package and car allowance • Potential to earn above industry standard for the right individual • 100% paid benefits plan • One extra week of paid holidays after 3 years of employment • Annual company profit sharing • Smartphone handset and cellular phone plan allowance • On-going support and professional training provided • We provide you with an established client base If you feel you would be a good candidate for this opportunity, please e-mail your resume (which will be held strictly confidential) to:

Rocky Gas Co-op Manager Are you looking for a leadership role in a dynamic work environment with a view of the Rockies? Reporting to and supporting the Board of Directors, you will:

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• Provide leadership for the operations of the Rocky Gas Co-op; • Oversee the human resources and financial management of the Co-op; • Perform a public relations and communication role; and, • Manage a variety of projects and initiatives. A business related degree / diploma and several years of leadership experience is preferred. Background in rural gas distribution / infrastructure or other utilities is desirable but not required. Check out all the details and Job Profile on our website or email Rod Burns at

MAKING IT HAPPEN! The City of Red Deer is a municipal government, eager to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization. We are always seeking creative and skilled individuals with the ability and desire to lead in our dynamic workplace. The following opportunity is currently available:

Settlement Counsellor Red Deer Competition #13-017

Customer Service Administrator The City of Red Deer Engineering Department is recruiting for a Customer Services Administrator. The incumbent will be responsible for the general management and supervision of the Customer Service Section of the Department including technical staff who provide engineering services and information to the public, developers, contractors and other City departments.

Full Time 35 hour per week Contract Location: Red Deer Settlement Counsellor As a Settlement Counsellor, you work directly with new immigrants and refugees supporting a smooth transition into life in Canada. You evaluate client needs and develop service plans using a case management model. Through your career, you have developed strong interviewing and assessment skills, along with expert knowledge of community resources. As a strong collaborator, you develop partnerships with other service providers, clients and cultural communities to build on the strengths in newly arrived families. You are an insightful teacher of basic life skills and have honed your coaching and counselling skills to maximize success for the clients you support. Qualifications Your related Degree/Diploma in a Human Services discipline and 2 years of experience working with newcomers to Canada have prepared you for this challenging position. You are proficient with basic computer software and have the ability to learn new programs. Fluency in English, second language is an asset.

Job Requirements: • Diploma in Surveying, Drafting, or Civil Engineering from a post secondary college/institution. • Eligible for membership in the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists as a Certified Engineering Technologist. • Five or more years of Municipal Engineering experience, including supervision of staff.

We welcome your application and look forward to discussing how The City of Red Deer can become your next career choice! For more information and to apply online please visit

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The Lake House Furniture & Décor in Sylvan Lake is seeking a full-time store manager. Experience in retail management, interior design, and computer knowledge is an asset. Applicant must be personable and outgoing. Only serious and motivated applicants please. • Benefits Package • Guaranteed Salary • Incentives

STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted.


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We offer flexibility, a comprehensive benefits package and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check, Intervention Record Check and/or summary of driving record are conditions of employment and the financial responsibility of the candidate. Please send resume, quoting the competition number 13-017 before January 23, 2013 to: Catholic Charities Human Resources Office 4811- 49 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1T8 Fax: (403) 342-1890

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BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF The 2,575-square-foot, $939,750 retail Red Deer show home by Mason Martin Homes is one of four crown jewels in this year’s STARS lottery. Located at 15 Sawyer Cl., in the new Southbrook subdivision off of 40th Avenue south of 22nd Street, the home has a number of upgraded features. Rae Fehr, STARS director of enterprise fundraising, said the upgrades were put in to make people take notice. “When people come through the house and go ‘Wow, I’d love to live here,’ that helps us in our sales of tickets,” said Fehr. One of those upgrades is the wine cellar that is part of a ‘chef inspired’ kitchen. Along with the kitchen, the main floor has a living room with a fireplace and a dining room. There is also a den to the left of the main entrance with 14-foot high ceilings and a fireplace. On the floor above the kitchen and living room, there are three bedrooms, including a large master with an ensuite. Other upgraded features Fehr pointed to include an upgraded HVAC system; upgraded shower facilities, which include a freestanding bathtub and a custom tile shower, and decor throughout the house. There is also a 621-square-foot two-car garage and a walkout basement beneath the partially covered deck. Tours of the house at 15 Sawyer Cl. take place Saturday to Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m. The early bird draw prize will take place on March 21 and the final draw for all lottery prizes is on April 18. Tickets cost $25 each, three for $60, six for $100 or 18 for $250 and can be purchased online at, by phone at 1-888-880-0992, fax at 1-877787-7329 or by mail with the ticket request forms available at the Red Deer show home. For more details, see





Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

Carolyn Martindale, City Editor, 403-314-4326 Fax 403-341-6560 E-mail

GROUNDHOG DAY SUPPER No groundhog will be on the menu or in attendance, but the Delburne United Church is still hosting a Groundhog Day supper on Saturday, Feb. 2. The 5 to 7 p.m. ham dinner at the Delburne Community Hall is a fundraiser to help cover church maintenance costs. Tickets are $10 ($5 for children six to 12 years old) at the door. For more information, call Lenora at 403-7492083.

Native centre site hunt continues BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Slow but steady progress is being made to secure a location for the Red Deer Native Friendship Society’s long-awaited affordable housing and cultural centre. Tanya Schur, the society’s executive director, has been meeting weekly since November with a task force made up members of city staff and Councillors Paul Harris and Tara Veer. “It is painfully slow but we are still at the table meeting,” said Schur. “I think that’s the big thing. We are consistently meeting with our aboriginal building advisor, the city councillors and the city planners to move quick-

ly as soon as we can.” A few locations in Red Deer are being given serious consideration but nothing has been finalized. “We’re doing evaluation work on it,” said Harris. “We’re not ready to talk to the community in depth about any of the sites or even release what sites they are.” In October, city council voted against changing the bylaw that would have allowed the project to be developed in Clearview North. The vote followed much backlash from the community, including the largest public hearing in recent memory where many voiced their concerns and outrage at being left in the dark about the project. Harris said there was a lot

of misunderstanding about the type of development and that sparked the controversy. He hopes this time around there will be no doubts in the community. “We just can’t go there again,” said Harris. Red Deer’s aboriginal community expressed hurt and disappointment with council over the decision. The aboriginal community erected a teepee on the failed site to mourn the loss. In order to repair the relationship, members of city council sat with the community in a healing circle. Both Harris and Schur said they believe the aboriginal community and the city are now on the same page. Schur said there will always be competing interests but she

MENTAL ILLNESS HELP For those interested in learning more about mental illness and how people cope with it, the Red Deer Public Library is holding an eight-week course. The course runs Saturday mornings from Feb. 2 to March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the library, at 4818 49th St. The program is about metal illness and how people experiencing emotional distress or psychiatric illness can live satisfying and productive lives. The sessions will focus on developing knowledge, strategies and skills to promote wellness, recovery and resilience. There is no deadline for the free course, which is open to people with a mental illness, their friends, family members and the general public. Attendance is limited to 15 participants. To register, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff.

TASK FORCE INCLUDES TWO CITY COUNCILLORS; NO LOCATION FINALIZED; MORE FUNDING SOUGHT believes that council, through the two task force’s two councillors, will understand the project and its benefits for the entire community. “I know there is a shared vision that may not have been there before,” said Schur. “In the end, we will create a better solution for appropriate aboriginal housing in Red Deer. I just hope it doesn’t take four years.” In the meantime, Schur has gone back to provincial government funders to find avenues to pay for the entire project. The society received roughly $2.6 million for only the housing component. The society is planning for 32 housing units. Schur said there’s no point in doing the detailed design work until a site is secured.

MUSIC SCHOLAR Piano adjudicator Peter Jancewicz speaks with Brooke Goodyear during the Piano Master Class on the main stage at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. Goodyear, joined by other finalists in the Music Performance Scholarship Competition, performed for adjudicators on Thursday and then met with them to go over their performances. Top Red Deer College music students were competing in voice, piano, guitar and instrumental categories, all vying for $5,000 in music scholarships, which were raised through RDC’s annual Affair of the Arts fundraiser. Photo by JEFF STOKOE /Advocate staff


Historic tour app eyed



See Highland dancing while enjoying the best poetry the Scottish has to offer on Friday. The Golden Circle Seniors Centre celebrates Robbie Burns Day with a meal, followed by dancing by the Scottish Country Dancers. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Golden Circle’s front desk at 4620 47A Ave. in Red Deer. More information is available by calling 403-3436074.

A virtual historical walking tour of West Park should be accessible on smartphones this summer during Red Deer’s centennial. Mark Collings, a director with West Park Community Association, said he hopes the neighbourhood will start a trend in the city. “I hope other communities will step up to the plate and explore this as a way of getting residents active, exploring their space and getting a better understanding of where they live,” Collings said. The association is looking to initially identify eight historic sites with two-minute video presentations on each. “It allows you to do something more elaborate than just a plaque. “You can do actual presentations and show people what it looked like in the past.” City historian Michael Dawe said it’s a wonderful idea.

“It’s a good example of a community taking real pride in its sense of neighbourhood. That’s a sign of a healthy community,” Dawe said. Located between the original Red Deer settlement and the new town site, West Park was an area that people travelled through. Developed in 1911, West Park is one of Red Deer’s oldest areas, he said. “At one point they were talking about making it into its own town called Red Deer West but it never happened.” The school district’s first log school house was built in what became West Park. The neighbourhood was the original site of Cronquist House, and Red Deer’s first mall was in West Park and still operates as West Park Shopping Centre. The virtual tour project is still in the research stage. People with information or questions can email Collings at szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com


BRIEFS Clive gets $193,000 for arena upgrades A total of $193,000 in federal infrastructure funding will help renovate and upgrade the Clive arena. The funding, announced on Thursday, will provide for upgrades to the ice plant, heating and plumbing systems, as well as installation of a wheelchair lift. Ryan Ronald, president of the Clive Athletic and Agriculture Society, said the society is extremely excited to receive the funding. The money will allow the society to improve the arena for local groups, students and families. The Village of Clive has about 675 people. The society has been trying to generate money for the arena improvement project that is expected to cost more than $350,000. Lacombe County contributed $116,000 more than a year ago. The rest of the money for the project is expected from corporate sponsors, fundraising events and other grants or

donations. The society plans to replace the ice plant, make the arena wheelchair accessible, install new rear doors in the room that houses its ice-surfacing machine, add insulation to the ceiling, expand and upgrade the concession area, create more storage and make other general repairs. The federal money was announced by Blaine Calkins, MP for Wetaskiwin. The money comes from the federal Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

Blackfalds school issue before council Tuesday The High School 4 Blackfalds campaign will present its petition to town council on Tuesday. More than 600 people have signed the petition asking the Wolf Creek Public School board to build a high school in the burgeoning community. Supporters will gather around 6:45 p.m. at the town’s Civic Centre before attending the regular council meeting as a delegation at 7 p.m. More information on the lobbying effort is available online at www.highschool4blackfalds. com.

Video gamer takes another shot at big prize GIVE US A CALL The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Seeking the top prize of $70,000, video gamer Ryan Dunn is on his way to Las Vegas to face off against some of the best players in the world. Dunn’s game of choice is NHL 13 on PlayStation 3 and this is his second trip to the EA Sports NHL Challenge, hosted by Virgin Gaming. Last year, the Red Deer man competed with the best in New York. “This year, the competition might be a little harder because last year it was more North American-based for hockey, whereas this year I know there is going to be guys coming over from overseas for it,” said Dunn. While last year Dunn was competing with NHL 12, he has taken quickly to the newest edition of the annual hockey video game.

He has mixed up the teams he plays this season. Last year he relied on either the Detroit Red Wings or Pittsburgh Penguins, but he has expanded his base and chooses from a pool of five teams — New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Detroit or Pittsburgh — depending on what his opponent chooses. Dunn qualified on Jan. 12 in the sixth round of competition and will face stiff competition at the final from 127 other players. “I’d like to make it to the top eight,” said Dunn. “I think it’s possible, I think I’m a little bit better this year than I was with NHL 12.” Last year, Dunn made it into the top 32. He works 12-hour days in Fort Mackay and tries to squeeze in an hour or two of practice after work every evening. “It’s a different game altogether when you get there, compared to online,” said Dunn. “Don’t give the other guy too much

respect because if you get nervous, it could cost you.” He also said he has to try to block out all the distractions because it is a live event. “If you can adjust to that, you can take advantage of it,” said Dunn. Although he doesn’t like using the Edmonton Oilers in the game, they are his favourite team in real life. He was disappointed in the National Hockey League lockout, but felt it may have helped him practise his hockey video game skills. “It put me to the video game a little more, to compensate for not having the real NHL to watch,” said Dunn. While he works in Fort Mackay, the 30-year-old does come back to Red Deer when he has off time. Portions of the event will be available through live streaming. See for more information.




Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

What preachers are afraid to say The powers that be in professional Recently, Brinn went toe-to-toe with sports know that it’s easier to fire em- one “bushy-bearded rogue” after a battled coaches than to push powerful late-night Christmas Eve service. In athletes out the door. this case, the once-a-year Pastors know that the churchgoer wanted the passame pattern usually holds tor to know that the service true when push comes to — which blended Christmas shove in religious sanctuarhope with the sobering reies. The sad result is often a alities of Hurricane Sandy vicious cycle of fear, stress, and the massacre in Newdoubt, despair, workaholism, town, Conn. — was one of frustration and fatalism. the worst services he had In his book Counseling ever attended. Christian Workers, the late The pastor turned Dr. Louis McBurney — a the other cheek. Later he Mayo Clinic-trained psyturned to his computer, chiatrist known for helping pounding out a TERRY clergy in times of crisis -commentary titled “Secrets MATTINGLY summed it up with one sad, Your Pastor Can’t Share in exhausted quotation from an a Sermon” that went viral. anonymous minister hurt by While many readers posted powerful people in his pews. outraged online comments, “There’s nothing wrong said Brinn in a telephone with my church,” said this pastor, “that interview, his email in-basket was soon wouldn’t be solved by a few well-placed full of sympathetic letters from clergy. funerals.” Among his dark secrets, Brinn notThe Rev. Gary Brinn has heard cler- ed that clergy — usually experienced, gy offer variations on that line, with the seminary-educated professionals — most common being that, on occasion, wish their parishioners would remem“pastors get to bury their problems.” ber that: It’s the kind of blunt talk pastors ● Offerings are not tips exchanged share when privately talking shop. It’s for entertaining sermons, “nor are you not the kind of thing they would say to paying for services rendered. Your their flocks, not even to the angry goats stewardship, bringing your tithes and in the pews. offerings to the community in which “You would think the one place peo- you worship, is a spiritual practice that ple would practise some manners and comes right out of Scripture. ... Failshow some understanding would be in ure to give appropriately is a spiritual church, but too often that just isn’t the problem.” case,” said Brinn, who leads the Say● Clergy struggle to work 60 hours ville Congregational United Church of or less each week. Even on Sundays, Christ, on the South Shore of Long Is- he noted, they’ve “been ‘on,’ like rockland. “Sometimes you just want to say, concert ‘on,’ all morning. I’m smiling ‘Have a little kindness, folks’.” and being social, but I’m actually fried.

11:00 a.m. Celebration Service Rev. Judy Andersen

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Sunday, January 20

43 Ave. & 39 St. • 403-346-4281 Pastor Chris Wilson Worship Pastor David Richardson

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4718 Ross St. • 403-346-4560

Sunday Services 9:00a.m. & 11:00a.m.

Minister: The Rev. Wayne Reid

Wednesday Ministries 7:00p.m.

"Are The Gifts For Me!"

Balmoral Bible Chapel Joffre Road (East of 30 Ave. on 55 St.)

10:30 am Worship Service

10:30 am Worship Service Speaker: Bob McKenzie

West Park Presbyterian

“Our God Hears! Do We?” Genesis 16 Childrens Sunday School

3628-57 Ave.



2 1/2 - Grade 5

11:00 a.m.

BAHÁ'í Faith “And now, concerning the question regarding the soul of man and its survival after death. Know thou of a truth that the soul, after its separation from the body, will continue to progress until it attaineth the presence of God, in a state and condition which neither the revolution of ages and centuries, nor the changes and chances of this world can alter.”   Bahá’u’llah For discussion circles on the Journey of the Soul and life after death, Thursday evenings, call Mavis 403-343-0091

Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Steve Roadhouse, Gull Lake Centre e-mail: Reaching Inward, Outward and Upward for Christ


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UPCOMING EVENTS Visions Country Gospel Singers are performing at St. Andrew’s United Church in Bowden on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 and are available at the door, or from Win at 403-227-2004. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada launches My Hope ministry in Red Deer and is recruiting churches to participate. Pastors and key leaders are invited to attend a training event on Jan. 31, 9 a.m. to noon at Deer Alliance Church in Red Deer. To confirm attendance, please contact Christy at or phone 1-800293-3717.

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SUNDAY, JAN. 20 Annual Prayer Service for Week of Christian Unity, Jan. 20, 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 4929 - 54 St., Red Deer. Refreshments to follow. Phone Linda at 403-347-6073. Ligonier 2013 National Conference Simulcast, showing Feb. 21 - 23, 2013, at Deer Park Alliance Church. Presented by City Chapel and Lacombe Free Reformed Church. Theme is No Compromise - Standing For The Truth Of God’s Word. Free tickets available online from Brown Paper Tickets or $5 at the door. Bring a bag lunch, tea and coffee will be served. Visit or for more information. Sunnybrook United Church evening of entertainment with sing-along, quartets, barbershop singing and more will be offered on Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Free will offering will be accepted for Mission and Service Fund. Light refreshments served. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 Living Stones Church seniors monthly luncheon will be offered on Jan. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Guest singers will be The Tony Connelly Singers. The cost is $8 per person at the door. Phone 403-347-7311.

... You know that important thing you needed to tell me as you shook my hand and headed off to brunch? I forgot it, along with the important things eight other people told me. Sorry, I didn’t mean to, but you better write it down, send it in an email or leave me a message for when I get back in the office.” ● Truth be told, clergy care more about “the regulars. I know I’m not supposed to, but I do. You know, the ones who show up in the pouring rain, there for every fundraiser and Bible study. When a perfect stranger shows up demanding the rites of the church and treating me like I’m an unfortunate prop in their personal movie, it’s a problem. ... I’m having serious theological qualms about this, I’m just not telling you.” ● Clergy work for a bishop, a vestry or another source of authority, but they ultimately must confess that “I work for God.” Brinn said he didn’t worry that members of his small congregation would misunderstand this candid shot over the pulpit. “I really wrote this piece for all of the pastors who don’t have the freedom to be this honest in their pulpits,” he said. “Way too many pastors try to bury their problems. ... I am convinced that 75 per cent of American clergy are terrified of their congregations.” Coming up: Why are many in the clergy so afraid of their flocks?


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SUNDAY 10:30 AM Holy Communion at All Services Corner of 55th St & 46th Ave 10:30 am Contemporary Worship 403.342.7441

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Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00pm CrossRoads Church is holding a CrossRoads Kids (Infant to Gr. 6) church wide prayer service, focusing on God’s movement in our city and central Alberta. All are welcome to participate in this prayer event. SW Corner of 32 Street & Hwy 2 38105 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County (403) 347-6425

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Pastor Don Hennig | Pastor Peter Van Katwyk


 The Anglican Church of Canada Sunday, January 20

ST. LEONARD’S ON THE HILL “A Church For All Ages” 43 Avenue & 44 Street 403-346-6769 Celebrant: Rev. Gary Sinclair

Saturday, January 19 5:00 p.m. “The Gathering” Contemporary Eucharist Sunday, January 20 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 9:00 am Celebration Service 10:30 am Holy Echarist Sunday School/Nursery Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9:15 Morning Prayer

ST. LUKE’S "Old Church Blessing a New World"

Gaetz & 54th 403-346-3402

DIVINE SERVICE 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Kings Kids Playschool

3901-44 Street 403-347-7900 Pastor Dennis Burriss Pastor Peter Erratt

Sunday, January 20

Rev. Marc Jerry

Helping people encounter the goodness of God

9:00 am Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Service

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Celebrant Noel Wygiera 8:00 a.m. Holy Communion 10:00 a.m. Family Friendly Worship with Eucharist Sunday School & Refreshments

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Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

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Together, in harmony MELISSA MCCLELLAND AND LUKE DOUCET ARE A PROLIFIC PARTNERSHIP, WRITING SONGS, RECORDING AND HITTING THE ROAD AS WHITEHORSE BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The husband and wife songwriting team of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet are used to making beautiful music together. Lately, they are churning out new tunes at a breakneck pace as Whitehorse — a folk/pop duo that’s released two critically acclaimed full-length albums in as many years, including the latest, The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss. McClelland admitted it’s easier coming up with new material as part of a songwriting partnership with Doucet than when each were trying to produce songs as individual artists. The benefit comes from being able to bounce ideas back and forth, added the singer, who performs in Whitehorse on Sunday, Feb. 3, at The Hideout, south of Red Deer. “We work well together — but not in the way people expect, with us both sitting down with two guitars and a bottle of wine.” Each songwriter usually starts the process in isolation. McClelland said it’s only when a snippet of verse or melody has been established that she or Doucet will run it by each other. “We’re good at editing each other’s work, tearing it to bits and throwing it back.” If that sounds a tad cold-blooded, McClelland later qualifies this by adding that she and Doucet trust each other enough to be brutally frank. “There are tense moments, but generally we’re pretty good and we have the freedom to say things honestly.” She said both of them also have enough confidence to turn down a suggestion or change if they truly feel it won’t work. This musical to-ing and fro-ing worked well on the atmospheric Devil’s Got a Gun from the latest Whitehorse album. McClelland said Doucet had the song’s bare melody line going through his head for a long time and would sometimes hum along to it on his guitar.

Once all the other tracks had been laid down for their last album, “We said, ‘OK, let’s turn that tune into something,’ ” she recalled. They were then living in New York City in the midst of the U.S. recession, and a few blocks from where Occupy Movement protests were going on. They were also reading newspaper articles about the Arab Spring pro-democracy marches in the Middle East. “The mood of the song was sparked by all this unrest or shift we were feeling,” said the singer. Devil’s Got a Gun — with verses written by Doucet and chorus by McClelland — reflects that “polarization, or sense of good and evil,” making it one of the most popular tunes on the CD. McClelland originated the quieter Out Like a Lion and Cold July. The latter came from the emotional space she was in. “I’m a slave to the seasons,” she said, preferring the warm summer to the bitter winter, “when my mood is low, my immune system is crappy and I’m low energy.” Going through a spring that constantly fell back into winter “is the hardest,” said the singer, who drew on her mood of discontent for the beautiful and introspective song. These days, she and Doucet are officially homeless, renting out their Ontario residence and giving up their New York flat, where they spent a total of seven weeks between tours last year. They now usually sleep at hotels or in their touring van. But “it’s been really fun for us to live this way. We were finding it more stressful to go home for three or four days and not even have time to unpack,” said McClelland. While they are about to embark on another frozen tour of Canada in January, there will be warm reprieves. McClelland said they are using the money saved from rent to jet to places they want to be on their days off, such as Los Angeles, where the weather is “25 degrees and sunny.” For ticket information about the 8 p.m. show at The Hideout in Gasoline Alley, call 403-348-5319.

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Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, the husband-and-wife team that makes up Whitehorse, make beautiful music together. The folk/pop duo has two critically acclaimed albums and will be at the Hideout in Gasoline Alley on Sunday, Feb. 3.

He promised he’d be back SCHWARZENEGGER RETURNS IN ULTRA-VIOLENT LAST STAND The Last Stand Two stars (out of four) Rated: 14A For some bizarre reason, the ultra-violent shoot ’em up The Last Stand has an onscreen timeline. All we really need is a calendar indicating that the month is January. This is the time of the year when under-nourished genre movies and other films that are not being remotely considered for Oscars are dumped upon a slumbering populace. The Last Stand certainly fits the bill. It also has the mild novelty of being the first movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (if you don’t count his ensemble work in The Expendables 2) since he returned to acting after fulfillPETER ing his other Hollywood duHOWELL ties as governor of California. It remains to be seen whether Ah-nold’s fans will welcome him back, but time has not been kind either to him or his character, Sheriff Roy Owens. He’s moving visibly slower than before, and he never was exactly greased lightning. Schwarzenegger doesn’t just telegraph his punches; he sends them via Pony Express. When he moves in close to examine a corpse, he has to wear reading glasses. But he still commands the frame, and his Sheriff Owens makes for an interesting cat, in a film directed by Korean genre technician Jee-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird) that’s like a cross between High Noon and a Batman knock-off. Owens has retired from the LAPD after a nasty bit of business. He goes looking for quieter police work and ends up in Sommerton Junction, a place on the ArizonaMexico border that you could call a one-horse town, if anybody bothered to get the horse. But there’s certainly no shortage of guns and ammo. Even the grannies are packing heat, and one



Arnold Schwarzenegger in a scene from The Last Stand: people don’t just die, they explode like blood bombs. guy — gun nut Lewis Dinkum (Johnny Knoxville) — has such an array of lethal firepower, he could send Dirty Harry crying for his mommy. It’s all going to be needed, and very soon, because psychopathic druglord Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) is heading their way in a souped-up Corvette that can exceed 200 mph. He’s being pursed by dogged FBI agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker), whose people ineptly allowed Cortez to be busted out of a maximum security prison. Bannister can’t do much on the road because Cortez has a hostage: comely FBI agent Ellen Richards (Genesis Rodriguez). Seems the Homeland Security people are also falling down on the job. They haven’t noticed that Cortez’s goons, led by Peter Stormare’s brutal Burrell, have built a bridge between the U.S. and Mexico that Cortez plans to sail across in his Corvette — unless that “pissant country sheriff,” as Bannister calls Owens, can find a way to stop him. It’s a toss-up as to whether more bullets or brain cells are expended in the 107 minutes of The Last Stand. It’s the kind of western where the sheriff end

up deputizing not just the town gun nut, but also the town drunk, because his deputies (Luis Guzman, Jaimie Alexander and Zach Gilford) range from inexperienced to incompetent. There’s some funny stuff — both Owens and Cortez do versions of the “You can’t see what’s coming” speech from No Country for Old Men — and Schwarzenegger is still the No. 1 name on any list of guys you’d want protecting your town from a zombie apocalypse, prison riot or road-running drug lord. But the hilarity is muted by the really excessive amount of violence. People don’t just die in The Last Stand, they explode like blood bombs. It’s also more than a little uncomfortable watching a school bus, mercifully empty of students, being used as a battering ram and bullet magnet. It brings to mind thoughts of the pre-Christmas school massacre in Newtown, Conn. And also the thought that maybe this is one January where a film like The Last Stand shouldn’t have been released as though everything is just (violent) business as usual. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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Great ghoulish gaming DmC: Devil May Cry Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Genre: Action Publisher: Capcom ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 3.5 stars (out of five) Almost a half-decade has passed since Dante sliced apart a “hellscape” full of demons, and if I may say so, no one should have to wait that long again. DmC does not offer up any classic 1980s hip-hop (sorry, I can barely even say or write the title of this game without instantly conjuring up beats from Run-DMC). Instead, it serves up ghoulish creatures that are primed and ready for the sharp end of a sword, scythe or ax. The Dante of DmC certainly fits with the intent of CHRIS this game being a reboot of CAMPBELL the franchise. He’s younger, with an attitude that is just as heavy on revenge as it is on millennial aloofness toward the world. When the ground suddenly opens up and demons start threatening him and his world, it takes massive earthquakes and explosions for him to decide to actually put on clothes. Looking past the character, the game play is topnotch. No matter what weapon Dante wields, the act of taking out enemies by bullet or blade feels smooth and responsive. Linking up attacks into combos doles out heavy punishment that rewards you both in carnage and the souls you collect to purchase upgrades. The boss battles, unfortunately, leave you wanting more after all the work you undertake to reach them. They all play out as predictable wait-and-attack scenarios that we’ve all experienced countless times before and don’t add anything new to the action. Once you complete the game, the option to replay


at more difficult settings exists for those dedicated to slaying perfection. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t take another five years for Dante’s next adventure, and DmC lays out a path to success for future games in the series.

Little Inferno Platform: Wii U Genre: Arcade Publisher: Tomorrow Corporation ESRB Rating: T, for Teen Grade: 2.5 stars In the bleakness of winter, when your bones shiver and even the thickest of fleece fails to return feeling to your extremities, the warmth of a fire can bring feelings of comfort back to one’s life. Little Inferno takes this notion and gives it a Tim Burton-like spin, thrusting you into a snowy and dingy city where temperatures are dropping quicker than the snowflakes. Your only way to survive is a fireplace cheekily advertised as a children’s toy, the Little Inferno Entertainment Fireplace. With it you burn everything in your possession, and I mean everything. Toys, TVs, household appliances, office equipment — anything you can get your hands on. As you burn, baby, burn, you earn money that you then spend in catalogs to buy more products and set them ablaze. The game won’t occupy your time for days on end since the whole story, if you wish to call it that, lasts less than 10 hours.

This means the burn-something-buy-somethingburn-something repetition doesn’t last long enough to become mind-numbing. Visually, the game surprises with its inventive ways of how certain objects slowly turn to ash (or quickly, depending on the item). You can unlock more coins by pairing objects together and unlocking combos for greater reward, and in these moments the game creates the most glee by watching random items perish in the pyre together while racking up the coins. A game all about putting things in a fire means it’s awfully accessible to just about anyone. The experience won’t come close to winning any Game of the Year awards, but the simple act of watching everything burn up does have merit. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email game_on_

The Hideout, south of Red Deer in Gasoline Alley, call 403-348-5319.



Solo piano recital at RDC

A new take on The Jungle Book story will be performed by Hunting Hills High School students at the end of the month. It will be the world premiere of a highly stylized, non-musical production of the Rudyard Kipling classic about Mowgli, an orphan boy who is adopted by a wolf family in the jungles of India. The stage play will run at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31, and Feb. 1 and 2 at the Memorial Centre in Red Deer. A pre-show dinner will be held at the Festival Hall next door at 6 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 2. Tickets are $15 ($10 students) at the school until Jan. 30, then at the door. Dinner theatre tickets are $35.

Daniel Romano bringing classic country crooning to The Vat Singer Daniel Romano will bring his classic country crooning and hard luck storytelling to The Hideout on Sunday, Feb. 3. Romano harkens back the golden age of country music, with his deep rumbling baritone voice and ability to squeeze the tragedy and comedy out of songs. Romano’s second album, Come Cry With Me, contains tunes about bad choices, hard times, boozing and losing. But amid the broken hearts are lighter spoken word yarns that recall Hank Williams playing Luke the Drifter. Romano, who is also a touring member of City and Colour and one-third of indie folksters Daniel, Fred & Julie, will open in Red Deer for the group Whitehorse. For more information about his performance at


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SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2013 TO THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (G) SAT-SUN 12:10 THIS IS 40 (14A) (SEXUAL CONTENT,NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN) FRI 3:40, 7:10, 10:15; SAT-SUN 12:25, 3:40, 7:10, 10:15; MON-THURS 6:40, 9:40 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3D () THURS 10:00 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI,SUN 2:30, 6:25, 10:00; SAT 11:00, 2:30, 6:25, 10:00; MON-THURS 7:30 DJANGO UNCHAINED (18A) (GORY BRUTAL VIOLENCE) FRI 4:00, 8:00; SAT-SUN 12:00, 4:00, 8:00; MON-THURS 8:00 THE LAST STAND () FRI 3:20, 6:55, 9:35; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:20, 6:55, 9:35; MONTHURS 7:10, 9:45 ZERO DARK THIRTY (14A) (VIOLENCE,COARSE LANGUAGE) NO PASSES FRI,SUN 3:00, 6:30, 9:50; SAT 11:40, 3:00, 6:30, 9:50; MON-THURS 6:30, 9:50 LES MISÈRABLES (PG) (VIOLENCE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN) FRI,SUN 2:45, 6:10, 9:40; SAT 11:20, 2:45, 6:10, 9:40; MON-WED 7:40; THURS 6:35

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The music of Handel, Mozart, Brahms and Fauré will be explored at a solo piano recital by RDC music instructor Ruston Vuori. On Sunday, Jan. 27, Vuori will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of the RDC Arts Centre. He will play themes and variations from the works of several popular composers. The Red Deer native is the recipient of various music awards and has appeared as a performer in solo and chamber music recitals in Edmonton, Banff, Winnipeg and Ottawa. Vuori has played with the Red Deer and University of Alberta symphony orchestras and teaches piano, music theory and aural skills at Red Deer College. Admission is free with a donation to the food bank.









LUANN Jan. 19 1982 — Statistics Canada announces 1981 inflation rate of 12.5 per cent, which is a 33-year high. 1960 — Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. to build Canada’s second Nuclear Research Establishment at Whiteshell, Man., on the Winnipeg River, 100 km from Winnipeg.

1958 — The Canadian Football Council is renamed the Canadian Football League (CFL). 1942 — A German submarine torpedoes the Canadian ship Lady Hawkins, as U-boats ravage unprotected shipping along the Atlantic coast, near Halifax. 1901 — The government of Canada purchases the Plains of Abraham battlefield, in Quebec, to be maintained as a national park.





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Dow Jones

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ENERGY NYMEX Crude $95.56US ▲ +0.07 NYMEX Ngas $3.571US ▲ +0.005

FINANCIAL Canadian dollar $1.0083US ▼ -0.62 Prime rate 3% Bank of Canada rate 1% Gold $1,687US -3.80

Silver $31.895US -0.037

HOUSE TO VOTE NEXT WEEK ON THREE-MONTH DEBT LIMIT INCREASE WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations, a move aimed at heading off a marketrattling confrontation with President Barack Obama over the so-called debt limit. Full details aren’t settled yet, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early as mid-February, a Republican official said Friday. The legislation wouldn’t require immediate spending cuts as earlier promised by GOP leaders like Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Instead, it’s aimed at forcing the Democraticcontrolled Senate to join the House in debating the federal budget. It would try to do so by conditioning pay for members of Congress on passing a congressional budget measure. The Senate hasn’t passed a budget since 2009, which has drawn lots of criticism from Republicans but protected Democrats controlling the chamber from politically difficult votes.

FACTORIES REBOUND STRONGLY IN NOVEMBER OTTAWA — Canada’s factories rebounded strongly in November, hammering out a surprisingly strong 1.7 per cent gain that should add a floor to the expected soft economy during the end of last year. Statistics Canada reported Friday that manufacturing sales increased to $49.9 billion, the highest level since May, after falling 1.2 per cent in October. Sales rose in 12 of 21 sectors, with the largest gains coming in auto, aerospace, primary metal and chemical industries. “This is a very solid Canadian manufacturing print, but the volatility in this reading may result in skeptics perhaps dismissing it even as the underlying details are supportive,” Scotiabank economists Derek Holt and Dov Zigler said in a note to clients. — Advocate news services



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Butcher may export to China BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The road to China will soon run through Lacombe for some Canadian beef producers. Canadian Premium Meats has received approval from the Chinese government to export beef to the Asian country. Werner Siegrist, a director with the Lacombe processor, said his phone has been busy since the announcement was made last week. “It certainly caused a lot of big waves here,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of inquiries, actu-


ally from both sides: people from Canada interested in doing something in exporting, as well as from the Chinese saying, ‘Can we get Canada beef?’” Siegrist and his partners expect to be shipping beef to China by spring, although they’re still awaiting official shipping documents. “As well, there’s requirements in labelling we have to fulfil,” said Siegrist. “Chinese labelling.” Also receiving export approval last week was Les Viandes Laroche Inc. of Asbestos, Que., and Toronto processors Ryding Regency Meat Packers Ltd. and St. Helen’s Meat Packers Ltd. That brings to seven the

number of Canadian facilities authorized to send beef to China. In June 2011, China agreed to allow imports of Canadian deboned beef from animals under 30 months of age. Canadian Premium Meats applied for permission to ship to China soon after, and in March underwent an inspection by Chinese officials, said Siegrist. “There were minor things they wanted a little different.” He’s not sure what volumes of meat his plant will send to China, but sees a huge potential.

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City moving ahead with Phase 2 of industrial park BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Lacombe has moved to ease a shortage of industrial land and to find a new home for its public works yard. City council passed a resolution this week to adopt a business plan for the second phase of the Len Thompson Industrial Park on the city’s east side. The plan calls on the city to spend $5.8 million to develop and service the industrial park, which includes 10 acres for the public works yards and 15 acres divided into 14 industrial lots. It is expected that the first lots will be ready for marketing later this year. As the industrial lots sell, the city will recoup $4 million. The other $1.8 million is the investment in the public works facility. It’s difficult to speculate how quickly the lots will sell but there has already been interest from buyers, said city chief administrative officer Norma MacQuarrie. Council’s decision did not sit well with one businessman, Dane Skinner, owner of N.E.X.T. Legacies Technologies, who criticized council on Monday for rejecting his offers to buy the land, which he claimed would have been a better financial deal. MacQuarrie said she couldn’t discuss the private offer, which was reviewed and assessed by council in camera. But she could say council’s decision was dictated by the need to find a better public works location and to ensure there were serviced industrial lots available for resale this year. “The rationale for that was we have sold our last serviced industrial lot. We wanted to ensure there’s opportunity for local expansion,” she said, adding they also want to have the lots available to attract outside businesses to the community. MacQuarrie said the decision is in line with council’s strategic plan, which calls for a sufficient inventory of properly zoned land to support future development. Blaine Dushanek, of the Lacombe Taxpayers’ Association, believes council made the wrong decision. The city stood to make $1 million in profit by selling the land to N.E.X.T. Technologies, he said. Land for industrial lots and public works yards could have been found elsewhere, he added.


A woman works at a textile factory in Jiujiang city, in central China’s Jiangxi province on Wednesday. China’s economy rebounded in the final quarter of 2012 but optimism was tempered by warnings the shaky recovery could be vulnerable to a possible downturn in global trade. Economic growth rose to 7.9 percent in the three months ending in December as a recovery from China’s deepest slowdown since the 2008 global crisis took hold, data showed Friday.

Flights to Abbotsford start in March BY ADVOCATE STAFF Scheduled passenger service between the Red Deer Airport and Abbotsford International Airport will commence on March 3. Northwestern Air Lease Ltd. announced late last year that it had received Transport Canada approval to extend its existing Red Deer-Kelowna, B.C. route to Abbotsford, B.C. It released details on Friday, including the anticipated start-up, frequency and fares for the service. The first flight to Abbotsford will take

place on Sunday, March 3. Thereafter, the service will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. The departure time from Red Deer on Sundays will be 2 p.m. Mountain Time, with the flight arriving in Kelowna at 2:15 p.m. Pacific Time and then landing in Abbotsford at 3:30 p.m. PT. The plane will leave Abbotsford on its return journey at 4 p.m. PT, arriving in Kelowna at 4:45 p.m. PT and at the Red Deer Airport at 7:30 p.m. MT.

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Blue Horizon sells bio-diesel subsidiary BY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer-based Blue Horizon Industries Inc. (CNSX:BH) has announced that its subsidiary Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel Inc. has entered into an agreement with Cielo Gold Corp (CNSX: CMC). Under the deal, Cielo will buy certain assets and liabilities of Blue Horizon BioDiesel for $4.25 million, with this amount payable in the form of two convertible debentures issued by Cielo. Each debenture will be payable in cash or common shares of Cielo.

Don Allan, president and CEO of Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel, has agreed to be appointed CEO of Cielo upon closing of the agreement, and to serve on the board of Cielo. Closing is expected on March 29. Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel’s assets include a renewable fuel oil demonstration plant that is being assembled and is expected to be ready for operation later this month. A release issued by Blue Horizon Industries said Cielo intends to complete upgrades to produce a low-sulphur highway-grade diesel that will meet Canada’s mandated two per cent renewable content for diesel.

Don’t let your social media profile cost you a job Dear Working Wise: I keep hearing that I should be using social media to find a job. Do employers really use social media, and if so, do you have any tips? — Unsure Dear Unsure: Every employer and industry is different, but a growing number of organizations around the world are using social media to find skilled workers. Jobvite’s fifth-annual social recruiting survey of 1,000 recruiters found that 92 per cent of American companies are using CHARLES social media to hire STRACHEY staff. LinkedIn remains WORKING WISE the leading network for staff recruitment, but Twitter and Facebook are on the rise, with two-thirds of organizations now using Facebook. Many social media sites are also adjusting their services to make it easier for job seekers to search their social networks for connections at companies where they want to work. The survey also found that more employers are checking social media sites to spot potential problems with applicants.

The Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) has cautioned Alberta organizations to ensure they are not violating the Personal Information Protection Act when conducting background checks using social media. They even released a guide for social media background checks, which is available at Using social media for employment background checks is risky, because employers cannot limit the amount or type of information that they collect. However, it would be hard to prove that an employer didn’t call you because of something they saw on your blog. Don’t let a poor social media profile cost you your next job opportunity. Use these tips to take control of your online identity and start using social media to your advantage: ● Search the Internet for your name and clean up any undesirable content; ● Separate your personal and professional social media lives using separate pages, groups/circles, or privacy settings; ● Choose your social media friends with care — what they say and do reflects on you; ● Avoid blogs and forums about controversial topics like politics or religion. Use an alias if you cannot resist participating; ● Delete unprofessional photos/posts

and replace them with things you would like your future employer to read and see. Create a Linked-In profile — similar to an online resumé — and start connecting with professional colleagues that you already know. Be sure your profile is consistent with your resumé. Endorse your contacts’ skills and they will likely endorse you. Participate — social media is about interaction. Follow professional blogs and join industry groups/circles on your social media sites and contribute opinions, interesting articles, news, trends, questions, etc. Share and re-tweet posts by others in your network to raise your profile and increase the chance that others will reciprocate. Link your social media profile to the web pages or YouTube channels of groups, teams or projects that you are involved in. And follow your local Alberta Works social media channel to get the latest job postings and job fair news. Alberta Works operates seven jobs-focused Facebook pages around the province, plus one Twitter feed in Calgary. Links to all of these social media tools are available at Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a regional manager with Alberta Human Services (, for general information.

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COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Friday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.57 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.81 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.06 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.12 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.63 Cdn. National Railway . . 94.52 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 109.17 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 74.55 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.20 Cervus Equipment Corp19.140 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 33.80 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.15 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 26.11 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.49 General Motors Co. . . . . 29.28 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.51 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.71 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.36 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 40.66 Sirius XM Satellite . . . . . . 6.00 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 65.59 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 16.21 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.91 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.34 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.19 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.95 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.40 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.08 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.50

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.83 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.99 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.20 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.02

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday on further indications that China continues to recover from a recent economic slump and an analyst upgrade for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 50.96 points to 12,725.69, its best level in about 11 months, while the TSX Venture Exchange was 2.17 points higher to 1,235.32. The Canadian dollar was down 0.62 of a cent to 100.83 cents US even as Statistics Canada said manufacturing sales increased 1.7 per cent in November to $49.9 billion, the highest level since May 2012. It was also higher than the 1.1 per cent gain that economists expected. Traders looked to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement on Wednesday. The loonie also fell alongside other cyclical currencies such as the Australian dollar and the Norwegian kroner. U.S. indexes were lacklustre amid solid earnings reports from General Electric and investment bank Morgan Stanley along with a disappointing read on consumer sentiment. The Dow Jones industrials gained 53.68 points to close at a five-year high of 13,649.7 as the University of Michigan’s consumer survey index slipped to 71.3 in January from 72.9 in December. “Although the fiscal cliff was scaled back, consumers appear wary as to the impact of higher taxes on their disposable incomes,” said CIBC World Markets economist Andrew Grantham. “(And) although the decline in sentiment during December had no discernable impact on spending, given the strong retail sales figures, lower confidence could begin to impact spending as 2013 continues,” Grantham added. A disappointing earnings report from chip giant Intel helped push the Nasdaq down 1.3 points to 3,134.71, while the S&P 500 index also ended the session at a five-year high, up 5.04 points to 1,485.98. Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) shares were up 7.02 per cent to $15.71 after Jefferies & Co. upgraded the stock to buy from hold and raised its price target to US$19.50 from $13. The move came on expectations RIM will open its corporate BlackBerry email services to iPhone and Android devices. Even before the upgrade, RIM stock had already surged more than 25 per cent over the past week on rising optimism ahead of the unveiling of its new BB10 product on Jan. 30. Traders were relieved at data showing that growth in China rose to 7.9 per cent in the three months ended in December, up from the previous quarter’s 7.4 per cent. For the year, the world’s second-largest economy grew by 7.8 per cent, which was China’s weakest annual performance since the 1990s. The slowdown was due largely to government controls imposed to cool a real estate boom and surging inflation fuelled by Beijing’s massive stimulus in response to the 2008 crisis. But it worsened as demand for Chinese exports dropped unexpectedly, raising the risk of job losses and unrest.

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ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing: Canola: March ’13 $5.90 higher $598.40; May ’13 $6.70 higher $588.90; July ’13 $7.60 higher $581.30; Nov. ’13 $5.70 higher $543.40; Jan. ’14 $5.70 higher $543.00; March ’14 $5.70 higher $543.40; May ’14 $5.70 higher $541.30; July ’14 $5.70 higher $543.40; Nov. ’14 $5.70 higher $545.40; Jan ’15 $5.70

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Canada Beef Inc. has estimated that the Chinese market for deboned beef from Canadian cattle under 30 months of age is worth about $20 million annually. Once full market access is achieved, it added, the figure should grow to $110 million. These numbers could be higher, were it not for China’s restrictions on ractopamine — a common livestock feed additive that promotes leanness, said the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. But it added that smaller processors like Canadian Premium Meats should be more flexible than their bigger counterparts when it comes to satisfying China’s ractopamine requirements. Ron Glaser, vice-president of corporate affairs with Canada Beef, also pointed out that the anticipated trade in Canadian beef with China reflects the fact that the herd size here is at a low point. That means more heifers will be retained for breeding purposes, and will not be available for sale into the meat market. But, he added, gaining access to China is still important to the Canadian beef industry. “We know that it’s going to be a growth market for us for many, many years to come.” A federally inspected plant that deals in a variety of species, Canadian Premium Meats is certified to pro-

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Colin and Justin embarked on a search for property in Ontario’s Muskoka country.

The perfect cottage in the woods TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2007 — We were in a Porta Potty lineup during the opening night intermission of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. Behind us, a glamorous blond is punching messages into her BlackBerry and, as the first available loo swings open, we step aside (gentlemen that we are) to usher her forward. Our offer, while initially met with resistance, is eventually accepted and, in a swish of manicured hair and warm smiles, the friendly stranger is lost to the blue-and-white cubicle. Later, the sun setting on Cirque’s dazzling performance, a buzzing crowd siphons into the warm August air and we find ourselves face to face, again, with the woman COLIN & we met earlier in the wash JUSTIN room queue. Small talk ensues (mostly about the show) before she introduces herself. “I’m Cherri. Cherri Campbell. And this is my husband, David Sparkes.” Chattering, we walk together toward the Guvernment — the bustling club assigned the honour of hosting the Kooza after-show party — and a beautiful friendship is quickly born. With Cherri and David we feel immediately comfortable; we share a dry, laconic wit and they both have fabulous hair. Several days later, having exchanged co-ordinates, we meet for lunch and the conversation runs the gamut of favourite restaurants, long-haul travel and the movie industry. Cherri, it transpires, is executive assistant to Robert Lantos, one of Canada’s most lauded film producers (Barney’s Version), and David is a first assistant director whose credits include (if we can jump to the present for a moment) Patch Town on which he actually wears the producer’s cap alongside Craig Goodwill, the film’s director. You may recall we featured Goodwill’s home in 2011 ahead of the then short film of Patch Town being premiered during TIFF. With several accolades under its belt, the black comedy is now being rebooted into a full-length feature of the same name. We predict very big things. But back to past tense. Over lunch, chatter soon turns to cottaging. Had we ever indulged, asks Cherri, as we look on, horrified. She, by her own account, is a big fan, as is David. Cue one of the most embarrassing conversations we’ve ever had. Cottaging in Canada, we soon discover, and cottaging in Britain are two entirely different pursuits.


agent at the end of last summer and our search began. We looked at a dozen properties over one weekend and, while each had its own appeal, none hit the mark. There was, for example, a cute wee Viceroy but it was too far off the beaten track. A 1970s clapboard bungalow also caught our attention, but blimey, it needed so much work. The ‘nearly right’ list went on and on. Our agent advised that inventory was traditionally limited by October and suggested we leave our search until spring. But we were determined to strike while the iron was hot. OK, make that cold; it was, after all, October, and the mercury’s dastardly descent had already begun. Somewhat jaded, we set off for Toronto, stopping first for refreshments at Rosseau’s General Store and it was there, pinned to the door, that we espied a notice which stopped us in our tracks; details for a property auction on Nov. 9. The images looked interesting and the location, on a small private lake, sounded tempting. But the auction date? Damn. None of us would be in the country. We’d be in Grand Cayman, Cherri in Turks and Caicos, and David on assignment in Los Angeles. Curiosity, however, got the better of us.

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“We, erm, well, no. Not ever.” Embarrassment fog clearing, realization dawns that we’re at cross purposes. We explain that cottaging is British slang for the ‘pursuit’ that got George Michael into a spot of American restroom bother some years past. Oh dear. Cherri and David counter that Canadian cottaging is rather more innocent and all about country homes, lakeside retreats and cabins. Phew. Lost in Translation had nothing on this debacle. Anyway, toilet talk aside, we soon learn that, as much as our new pals adore Toronto’s urban rush, they also harbour the dream of owning a cottage in Muskoka and, following subsequent trips with them to the snowy northern wilds, we birth a similar dream. But aren’t we committed urbanites? Well yes, to an extent; we enjoy much of what Toronto offers and could never conceive of spending all our Canadian soil quotient out of the city. But what if we could escape, perhaps every other week, to recharge our batteries? Hmm . . . wouldn’t that permutation mean 26 weeks going to waste? Surely there was a better option. So we got to thinking. What if we were to pool resources and make a joint purchase? A cottage ‘experiment,’ if you like; one that would see us financing together and reworking the space to make it perfect for all parties. Why not? It made perfect sense. Without further ado we appointed a Muskokan

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With some trepidation we called the number and made an appointment to view it later that same day. Little did we know that a love affair to rival Liz and Dick was about to unfold. Folk say you always know when a house is right, don’t they? We — all four of us — certainly agreed that this was it; the perfect cottage. Built from logs and pretty much turn key in the short term, we swooned touring four bedrooms, two living rooms and two full bathrooms. Wraparound decks and views to die for sealed the deal. But as much as we were falling in love, an air of terror was descending upon us. Wouldn’t everyone who viewed the house fall head over heels in love? And wouldn’t its price, therefore, skyrocket? Damn. It felt like we were losing the cottage before we could properly stake a claim. Undeterred, we decided to offer ahead of hammer swing but our low-ball bid was promptly declined. Reluctantly, because we couldn’t attend the auction (and because we didn’t want to get involved in phone bidding) we agreed to pass. David went to La La Land, Cherri, with a gal pal, to Turks and we to Cayman, where we tried not to think of our fast fading log-home dream. But on the afternoon of Nov. 9 something began to niggle. As the sun shone down on Cayman, we reached for our iPhone and dialed the number that had been burning a hole in our diary for what seemed like an eternity. “Hi, we’re calling about the Rosseau cottage that was being auctioned this morning.” Silence, then; “Ah, Colin and Justin. “Nice to hear from you.” We paused to gather our thoughts and then (on speaker phone so we could both pitch in), asked; “Did it sell?” Silence again, then; “Actually no, it didn’t achieve the reserve price so it’s still available.” You can imagine the scene; Scottish frenzy rising like a bubbling cauldron. The auctioneer advised that, if we wanted to show serious intent, we should make an offer, subject to finance and inspection. Yikes; the cauldron exploded and the screaming started at which point we called Cherri and David on iPhone conference. Both were thrilled, but each suggested we remain calm (Calm? Us?) until there was something we could be properly excited about. Which is, ahem, just how we played it. NOT. The next stage happened very quickly. With all parties gathered, we submitted a formal offer (subject to terms) then headed back to Muskoka to witness the property inspection first hand. It passed, we’re thrilled to report, without any problems, so we removed the ‘subject to’ clauses, then did that which all buyers do; we waited. Intense negotiations followed but, just four weeks later, we closed. And so it came to pass that, just shy of Christmas 2012, our little Muskoka dream became a reality and it was there we spent our first Christmas EVER out of Scotland. Next week, hell mend us, we’ll be retracting everything we’ve ever said about knotty (naughty?) pine and revealing, as we do, some interior ‘before’ shots. Then, in a few months, we’ll showcase how things have changed. Like all home owners, we’ll do things as budget permits — but expect an updated kitchen, two new bathrooms, as well as state-of-the-art integrated sound and vision. And the best news? Sharing the budget. It doesn’t take a statistician to comment that this equates to just 50 per cent of costs per couple. It’s a no-brainer. Why don’t more people do this, rather than over stretching or doing without their dream? In the meantime, the quaint chattels inherited with our lake home are making cottaging — thus far — a joy, though the local church can rely on an incoming mountain of “stuff” in the not too distant future. So — if wall-mounted geese, dried flower wreathes and brass bedpans float your boat, then sail on up to Muskoka at your earliest convenience. As we like to say in cottage country, “One man’s discarded loon is another man’s avian bounty!” Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @ colinjustin or on Facebook (ColinandJustin). Check out their new product ranges at Contact them through their website

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Is my brother gay? My family will disown him Dear Annie: I am 19 years old and afraid that my screamed at her to never ask that question again and brother is gay. said that he is not gay. “James” recently made a new friend at I try to be open-minded toward everyMITCHELL work who is gay. He has been going to the one and don’t object if James is gay. But & SUGAR library with this new friend and spendmy mother was not brought up this way. In ing the entire day there doing homework. her culture, being gay is absolutely unacJames doesn’t own a phone, so it is hard ceptable. If James “came out,” my mother for my mother to get ahold of him. Somewould throw him out of the house and distimes he leaves for work at 6 p.m. and own him. It would ruin our family name. doesn’t come home until 9 the following morning, She even once said she would have to move away making excuses that he was at work. My mother from our hometown. knows he’s lying, because she calls his job and they My brother has always had trouble making often say he isn’t there. His friend has left messages friends, and I feel this latest friend is someone who on our home answering machine that make us all just happens to accept him for who he is. I don’t bequestion their relationship. lieve James is interested in men. But I am worried A few days ago, my mom called me crying hysteri- for his sake. What do I do? — Unsure cally because James hadn’t returned all night after Dear Unsure: Please don’t pressure your brother. an argument in which she asked if he was gay. He Having a gay friend will not change his sexual ori-












Sunday, Jan. 20 HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you will spend a lot time around the house of with your parents. You will take your responsibilities towards them quite seriously and at times, they might weight too heavily on your shoulders. You will have their most practical needs at heart, but it might not always be appreciated. You seek more comfort and leniency from your domestic environment. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You want to break free of your usual pace and decide to act intermittently. If you are involved in a group activity, try not to push anyone’s buttons by expressing your opinion too forcefully onto others. Take your time by avoiding rushing into anything. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A suppressed anger might take you by surprise. You feel this strange predisposition urging you to blow up your emotions and to roar like a lion. It’s not the end of the world; use your amazing ability to remain composed and try to bottle up any sporadic tendencies. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Suddenly, you may experience your life under a completely different perspective. This could be due to a friend’s unexpected revelation which you may not welcome or due to a disagreement within a group that might agree on your terms. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be so hard on yourself, dear Cancer. You feel that you’re working so hard towards achieving this sense of personal freedom but you find yourself somewhat stuck. It is also possible that you may feel undermined due to a lower accessibility of shared resources. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You believe that your partner refuses to let you act the way you want. You seem disobedient towards him or her and, even though you might want to simply provoke, your thrill seeking desire will only create pressures between you two. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can control your restlessness and your bad habits today by tapping into your long-term goals.

Realize that even though for now, you might be tempted to make unwise decisions. If you can avoid that, you’ll be more than glad you listened to yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Asserting your individuality and acting without really accounting for your consequences might create some havoc between you and your significant other. They might not be playing according to your rules, so, try to avoid provoking their current state. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There’s a contradictory vibe roaming around the house. You strongly desire to break the old patterns and to bring in something new. Your intentions might be good, but ineffective. Don’t act out just for the sake of a change. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your free-spirited nature seeks impatiently for some kind of excitement where you can unleash your inner self. Watch out that this doesn’t turn into a rebellious attitude where you’ll have to deal with an ego over inflation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you are tempted to make a purchase based on the spur-of-the- moment, think again. Your impulses are so strong that you cannot judge properly what to you is really worth and what you really need. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You move with a warrior like optimism, yet predisposed to not take other’s opinion into account. You enjoy acting against the norm and breaking any rules. Others perceive you as extremely competitive. You want to initiate change and free your spirit. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’re feeling kind of jittery and as if a strong energy is driving you in the wrong direction. Financial co-dependency might provoke you to act obnoxiously while lowering your self-esteem. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.

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partner. It’s a great time to do some public speaking or to make presentations. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your agenda is filled up with an extensive to-do list. You Saturday, Jan. 19 have lots of errands to run and you make HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthsure to put it all on paper and to prioritize. It’s day, in the following year you will focus on a busy time when your mind will be evading practical needs of your life. You will seek enin various places at the same joyment in most down-to-earth ASTRO time. You are definitely capable ways, but not without some DOYNA of multi-tasking. roadblocks on your passageway LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): to fun. Whatever creative projYour ideas are innovative and ects you might put into effect they sound pleasing to everythis year, you will have to learn one’s ear. You are mentally more stimulated to be organized and responsible of your acnow and your thoughts are directed towards tions. The more control you maintain over your children. your personality, the more you will be able to SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are come closer to your aspirations inclined to think more often about your past, ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your mind is while nostalgia takes over your mind. You open to new possibilities and you see things are looking for ways to expand your living from a broader perspective. You will come space and improve its foundation. You might in contact with individuals who inspire you to be thinking more often than usual with your think of your goals in more stimulating manparents during this time. ners and have a more avant-garde approach SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You to life. are turning into a social butterfly mingling TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your thinking from one flower to another. You tend towards is inclined towards career matters. You might the most unusual sorts while extracting the also think about your social sanding and how juiciest information and news from the field others perceive you in society as an indiof communication. Your curiosity knows no vidual. You are more flexible and progressing boundaries. about your career choices and decisions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your life visavings come into greater focus during this sion has taken on a broader vision. You see time. You are more aware of your financial the bigger picture of life and you thing in big possibilities and available options. You are terms. Mundane stuff bores you to death and also more conscious about your financial situyou seek new exciting opportunities while exation: strategize a budget plan. panding your knowledge through something AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Whatever entirely out of your character. you had kept to yourself up until recently, CANCER (June 21-July 22): You tend now you are ready to step out and share your to keep your thoughts to yourself now as you thoughts in a very confident and clear mandirect your focus towards strategizing and ner. You are more concerned and curious structuring your finances. It’s a great time to about other people’s ideas and you are more do research or to review complex issues. You verbally engaging during this phase. are thinking more about your intimate life and PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Hidden ways to spice it up! thoughts, private matters and a deep inquisiLEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Relationship istive period prevail. You are not particularly sues come to your mind more often during fond of sharing your innermost fears or of this time. You find yourself communicating seeking advice from anyone. Confidential more openly and more frequently with your talks predominate.


entation, and finding someone who “accepts him for who he is” is not to be brushed aside lightly. James needs to navigate this in his own way. You can mention that he seems stressed and let him know that if he needs to talk, you are available. Dear Annie: May I weigh in on baby showers for second and third babies? When she was pregnant with her second child, my lovely daughter-in-law was given a “sprinkle.” Her friends brought frozen dinners, cooked and labeled. All she had to do was defrost and heat. What a blessing for a new mom, especially one with other small children. The meals lasted for weeks. — MultiGrandma Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@

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WILLINGTON Marten Willington of Lacombe passed away at the Lacombe Hospital & Care Center on January 12, 2013 at the age of 84 years. Predeceased by his loving wife Lucill, he is survived by one son, Ross (Judy) Willington of Lacombe; four daughters; Janice MacDonald, Lorea (Dave) Willington, Robbin (Gerald) H u s e b y, Ve r o n i c a ( B l a i r ) Willington all of Lacombe; nine grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two brothers; Henry Polay and Dave Polay both of Calgary; two sisters, Joey Beeber of Calgary and Annie Midtle of Nelson. Funeral Service will be held from the Lacombe Memorial Center, Lacombe, AB. on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM. A family interment will take place at the Gull Lake Cemetery. If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Lacombe Palliative Care Society, Box 5576, Lacombe, AB. T4L 1X2. 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”

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.


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Approved Home Program Catholic Social Services are offering a rewarding opportunity with the Approved Home Program serving an adult female diagnosed with FASD . The individual would prefer a single female and/or an older couple with a non-smoking home. The individual will pay Room & Board. The individual is supported by Mental Health and she is exploring weekend employment as well as in the process of signing up for courses at Red Deer College. The successful candidate will benefit from experience supporting individuals with additions, as well as demonstrate creative approaches for elevating internal stressor and an appreciation for the arts.

Adrienne Lee Stuart Jan. 11, 1977 - Jan. 20, 2012 Your loving memory is a keepsake for friends and family. Many kindnesses from so many who knew you show you are loved by many and forgotten by none. God has you in heaven and we have you in our hearts.

As an Approved Home proprietor you will provide ongoing training and daily structure in a positive supportive home environment Part of the hiring process demands proof of a current Criminal Record check prior to starting the position.

The Stuart Family



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Catholic Social Services will facilitate an orientation session to the Approved Home Program and ongoing monthly training is offered as well. The monthly remuneration for the successful candidate is $ 1150.00 Interested applicants please contact Catholic Social Services @ 403 347 8844 ext 2917


Fax: 403-341-4772

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DOCUMENT CONTROL ADMINISTRATOR CRIMTECH SERVICES LTD. provides engineering, drafting and custom fabrication services for the petroleum industry. Document Control responsibilities include client contact, preparing drawing pkgs for drafting and fabrication, creating drawing indexes and databases, project close out and distribution, archiving and maintaining drawing and document files. Previous document control experience is required.†Please visit for more details and forward resumes to for this full time position.

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

WANTED Admin Assistant

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.










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


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.




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.


Seeking a Pump & Tank Technician - mechanical ability required; and Solids Control Technician - oilfield experience required. Both positions in Red Deer. email resume to: to apply. DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ or fax 403-864-8284


Legal Assistant

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

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


Pharmacy Technician

GREYWOLF ENERGY SERVICES LTD. is now hiring experienced Well Testing Operators, Night Supervisors, and Day Supervisors.

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


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.


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

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


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.





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




Micron Industries

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

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:


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


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• Provide technical recommendations for



any equipment issues. Advise necessary upgrades to machines to extend equipment life and increase reliability.

Journeyman Electrician or Millwright tickets are an asset. Preference will be given to those with experience in a manufacturing facility. We offer competitive wage and benefits packages Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.




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.

jrempel@ website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com


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


Growing Central AB. Prod. Testing Co. is accepting resumes for Exp. Supervisors, Night Operators & Operators. Positions are safety sensitive. A valid Driver’s Licence, H2S and First Aid Tickets are req’d. Successful Applicants will be notified. Please fax resume with current tickets to (403)887-0343 or email:

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.

Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

Proflo Production Separators is currently seeking energetic, motivated PRODUCTION TESTERS with valid tickets, drivers license, alarm clock & a watch. Candidates must have their own cell phone, transportation and be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. No lazy testers need apply. Send resume to: or fax: 403-341-4588 References are a must.

Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd



(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email

Install, trouble-shoot, modify, repair, test, calibrate, commission and maintain all production and non-production equipment

Please forward your resume via fax to (403) 227-7796 or e-mail to


Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!!

Actively manage, maintain and participate in the Preventative Maintenance Program

Northern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: mstoddard@ Fax: 780-539-0946 Wanted Electrical/Instrumentation . Local oilfield work - Condor area. Fax resume 403-729-2507



Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:




Join Our Fast Growing Team!!

Your application will be kept strictly confidential. 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@

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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Southern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: jliesemer@ Fax: 1-866-211-0338

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

Computer Personnel






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



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

is looking for journeyman QUALIFICATIONS: picker operator.Top wages/ * Previous Administration benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Experience Required * Previous Real Estate Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls. knowledge is an asset * Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Site Safety Excel and Access) is Services Inc. C u r r e n t l y a c c e p t i n g essential * resumes for the following Proficiency in typing and data entry personnel. * Proficient in proof reading HSE Advisors technical reports Safety Supervisors * Experience with multi-line Shutdown Personnel All applicants must have phone system current safety tickets for position applied for. Email resume and safety P l e a s e s u b m i t , i n confidence: tickets to: Gail Bukva or fax 403-887-8864 405, 4901 - 48 Street Snow Cat Operators Red Deer, AB T4N 6M4 Must have tickets and E-mail: resumes@ equipment experience. 403-348-1521 or 403-391-1695 Closing date: January 26 Thank you to all that apply, only those invited Oilfield for an interview will be contacted.


CompTIA A+ Certification and experience are the minimum requirements for all applicants. Please e-mail resumes to:


Central Alberta Residence Society

282217A26 or fax to 403-845-5370

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 part time positions which are necessary in order to maintain the level of supports we have come to be known for. Successful candidates will be responsible to provide personal support, supervision, and training in accordance with individuals’ needs and aspirations, within their home and community. Applicants should possess prior experience in the human service field, ideally providing community based supports. Experience with dual diagnosis, dementia, unique challenges or personal care are definite assets. Hours of work vary, with shiftwork and alternating weekends generally required.


We are currently taking applications for the following position:


We currently require a full-time Safety Supervisor to complement our existing HSE department. This position reports to our HSE Manager and entails the following responsibilities: • Working with our employees and management to ensure Challand project sites continue to be a safe place to work. • Visiting project sites verifying we are in compliance with OH&S, Challand and Client HSE rules and regulations. • This position requires working at non-local jobsites for significant periods of time (primarily in the peak winter construction period). • Conducting safety audits and documenting results. • Ensure documented safe work procedures are utilized. • Conduct/facilitate safety meetings. • Behaviour Based Safety observations. • Serve as a resource for our supervisors and employees. • Liaison with client representatives at the field level. • Special projects. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: • Requisite education and relevant safety tickets. NCSO designation is preferred. • A minimum of five years HSE experience preferably in the pipeline construction sector. • Understanding of OH&S legislation. • Good organizational skills. • Experience conducting safety courses. • Good public speaking and interpersonal skills. • Proficiency in Word and Excel.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


This is a full-time, permanent career offering excellent compensation and benefits to the successful candidate. ResumĂŠs can be emailed to:

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. 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:

Class 1 Driver / Operators: Nitrogen, Fracturing Supervisors: Nitrogen, Coiled Tubing, Cement & Acid, Fracturing Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Willing to work flexible hours f Safety—focused

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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Forward resumes to: C.A.R.S. #101 - 5589 47 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1S1 Fax: 403-346-8015 Email:

Paid technical and leadership training Career advancement opportunities


RRSP Matching Program

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

Great For covering Tables, Ar t Work, Clean Packing Paper, Painting, Playschool, Banners, and Lots More.

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


Challand Pipeline Limited is a pipeline and facilities contractor based out of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Our Company has served the oil and gas industry throughout Alberta since 1974. We are recognized as an industry leader in the installation of small diameter inch pipeline systems.

Pick Up At: RED DEER ADVOCATE Circulation Department 2950 Bremner Ave.

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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 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

Is now accepting applications for the following full time positions:

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR FIELD ADMINISTRATOR/COST CONTROLLER Accounting technician responsibilities & qualifications: Duties include but not limited to: • Process and maintain A/R & A/P. • Skills in payroll/ROES • WCB requirements and reporting, and GST remittances. • Working knowledge of MS Office & Simply Accounting (2013) program is essential • Able to work with minimal supervision. • Must have an accounting designation. • Min of 3+ years of payroll & accounting related experience. Safety administrator responsibilities & qualifications: Duties include but not limited to: • Experience in the planning and implementation of safety policies & procedures in compliance with provincial rules, regulations and regulatory agencies. • Manage and keep up to date company safety program and manual. • Monitoring incidents to ensure accidents are properly investigated and corrective actions implemented. • Oversee all of the administration for the health and safety department (documentation, C.O.R certifications, & training certificates). • Working knowledge of MS Office, PICS, ISNET & Complyworks program is essential. • Min of 3+ years of corporate safety related experience. Field administrator responsibilities & qualifications: Duties include but not limited to: • Maintains sign in/out sheets, payroll sheets and cost control data entry. • Works closely with head office to ensure proper and timely flow of information. • Prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. • Proficiency in EXCEL, S.A.P, CORTEX, & A.D.P. • H2S & CSTS tickets would be an asset. • Must be willing to travel, work weekends and overtime in the field. Preference will be given to candidates who are highly organized, able to multi task, discreet, complete tasks in a timely fashion & are team players. Please email resumes and a minimum of 3 references to: Or fax resume to: 1-403-729-2396 Please specify which position you’re applying for. *No phone call inquiries please


Sales & Distributors

Innisfail Insurance Services Ltd.

is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER,. Level 2 status preferred and/or commercial experience but will accept level 1 applicants with one year experience. Full time position. The successful candidate must be a selfmotivated professional, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must enjoy working in a very busy team oriented environment. Salary to commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to: Carol Peterson Box 6039 Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 Fax: 403- 227-3910 cpeterson@


• Cafeteria style kitchen • Baking skills preferred • Safe food handling certificate preferred • Able to manage a cash register • Work hours 20-25/per week • Some nights and weekends Please submit resume by January 25, 2013 to:

– No Telephone Enquiries Please – Thank you for your interest, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Wolf Creek Public Schools

invites applications for the following position:


Red Deers Busiest RV Store



Educational Rehabilitation Therapist



Centennial Centre Patients’ School

For further specifics on the above positions, please visit Wolf Creek Public Schools’ website at, or contact the Division Office at 403-783-3473.

Restaurant/ Hotel


‘THE RED DEER CULTURAL HERITAGE SOCIETY is seeking a Catering Coordinator for Cronquist House. Food service experience and the Food Sanitation & Hygiene Certificate is required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with volunteers is essential. Email resumes to by January 25, 2013. All applications are appreciated but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. FT FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT $11/hr.,avail. nights and weekends. Call Little Caesars Red Deer at 403-346-1600 or fax resume to 403-356-9465

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

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:



CNC Operators


QC Person Nexus Engineering is Currently looking for C.N.C OPERATORS.

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

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

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Valid Driver’s Licence DUTIES INCLUDE, preferred. Fax or email Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running or (403)341-6722 production runs, min. 3 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! years experience. HIRING experienced Dozer and Excavator Also currently hiring Operators and Labourers dayshift & afternoon shift for local, commercial and QC PERSON • Must be able to read oilfield construction. Competitive wages and measuring devices benefits. Fax resume to and blueprints for 403-347-6296 inspection of machined parts. INDUSTRIAL sandblaster Fax resume 403-340-3800 We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to Trades resume@

Work in a great team environment? Excellent benefit package and winter holidays? If so... please apply in confidence to:

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



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:

PLUMBER WANTED 2ND/3RD/4TH/ JOURNEYMAN Residential experience an asset. Please fax resume to: 403-887-2208

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

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 -

B PRESSURE WELDERS 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

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. 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@

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.

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

Are you looking to potentially make an income well above average with no limits?





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!

Ryan McDonald or Dan Randal Phone: 403-347-3300 Fax: 403-347-3388


LOCAL Oilfield Service CLARK BUILDERS Heavy Duty Company is accepting reNow Hiring Mechanic: sumes from established CAREPENTERS & Required : and reliable sales people. LABORERS Apprentices will be Must be honest, pnctual, for work in Red Deer considered. Experience in reliable, work well on own. Apply at: Email: all make and models of This position reports directcareers@ diesel engine is required ly to the Presidentt. for this full time position. Please mail resume to :: Fax: 1-888-403-3051 Knowledge of air compresBox 12023 Sylvan Lake, sors, generator units and Alberta, T4S 2K9. All resumes will be kept in DRYWALL helper req’d. pumps would be an asset. Exp. an asset. Must have The successful applicant striict confidence. o w n t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . must have excellent communication skills, both oral 403-341-7619 & written. The position Teachers/ ELECTRICAL - Q2 requires a person who has Electrical Contractors Ltd Tutors a strong work ethic and be is accepting able to work with minimal applications for Electrical supervision in a fast paced Apprentices, work environment. Beginner to 4th Year. We wish to thank all Please fax resume to applicants for their 403-343-7952, or email to interest. Only those considered will be contacted. Forward Resume: EXP’D framer req’d. Fax (403)343-2199 Own vehicle a must. Wolf Creek Public E-Mail: 403-350-5103 Schools invites applications for the F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS Looking for 2nd, 3rd, 4th following position: year apprentices and - Good hours, home every journeymen plumbers for night, $4000-$6000/mo. full time work. Need to Teacher Contractor must have truck have experience with serCareer and or van. Tools, supplies & vice and new home Technology Studies ladders required. Training construction. Must have École Secondaire provided, no experience valid drivers license and be Lacombe Composite needed. Apply to: dependable. We offer High School competitve wages, benefit First Choice Collision package and company veFor further specifics on the Seeking Journeyman or hicle. Please fax resume to above position, please visit 403-347-4539 or email to Wolf Creek Public Schools’ 2nd /3rd year apprentices. Positions for body, prep website at and refinishing technicians, or Millard Trucking Ltd. is needed for our car and contact the Division Office looking for a 3rd year light truck division. Top at 403-783-3473. apprentice/journeyman wages, bonus programs heavy duty mechanic.We and benefit package. Fax offer competitive wages resumes to and performance based (403) 343-2160; e-mail Trades bonuses. All interested persons are invited to or drop off in person @ #5, 1ST or 2ND year. apply by Fax: 403-638-4987 7493, 49th Avenue ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE or email: jmillard@ Crescent, Red Deer. Fax resume 403-347-5745

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

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




SALES PROFESSIONAL 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



Executive Director Fax: 403-343-7977 Email:

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Daily, the Red Deer Advocate publishes advertisements from companies, corporations and associations across Canada seeking personnel for long term placements.



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Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School SEEKING A RED SEAL HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC WORK LOCALLY! Home every night! Select weekends off! FT position avail. at Innisfail, AB Training Site. Own Tools required. Must know Hitachi Excavators 135 to 330, Volvo ART, CAT 140 Grader & M Series, RTBs, CAT D5-D6 Dozers. Exceptional communication skills. Competitive wages and benefits package avail. Email resumes a.s.a.p. to: or FAX to 1-877-347-6384.


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

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


We are currently hiring for the position of:


Automotive Technician



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.

Is your current employer starting to experience the typical seasonal slowdown? We’re not! We have more work than we can handle. Our client base is expanding daily. Central Alberta’s #1 Ford Volume Dealer requires a Licensed Journeyman Technician.

The ideal candidate will have the following: • H2S, OSSA Fall Protection, OSSA Aerial Work Platform, CSTS • Journeymen or 2nd/3rd/4th year Electrician and/or Instrument Mechanic • A team player • Excellent communication skills


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.

We offer an excellent working environment, above average compensation and a comprehensive benefit program. Relocation assistance is available.

STUDON offers a competitive salary, incentive and benefits



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


“People Pride & Service”


If you are interested in this opportunity to join a dynamic and growing company, please forward your resume to the address below. STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. ATTN: Human Resources Fax # 403-342-6505 Email

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. Please e-mail resumes to:


If you take pride in fixing the vehicle right the first time and want to be part of a winning team, we want to talk to you. 3rd or 4th year apprentice may also be considered. Please apply in confidence to:

Carl Woytovich Service Manager Email: Fax: 780-352-0986 Toll Free: 1-800-232-7255



On the Auto Mile, Wetaskiwin


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. or fax to 403-845-5370



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Carpenters & Carpenter helpers.

is a Leduc-based transporFor local work. tation company Competitive Wages established in 2000 that & Benefits. services the oil and gas inFax resumes & ref’s to: d u s t r y. T h e c o n s i s t e n t c o m p a n y g r o w t h h a s 403-343-1248 or email to: warranted opportunities for tractor and/or winch tractor STUCCO Plasterers, driver positions in the Red & Labourers. Needed D e e r a r e a . A t t r a c t i v e Immed. Exp’d but will train. compensation, RRSP plan Drivers License pref’d. and benefits package highCall 403-588-5306 light these available positions.

* 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

Position requirements:

Truckers/ Drivers


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

* First aid * H2S alive * WHMIS/TDG * Class 1 license CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS * Off road experience or lease operators * Strong customer required immediately to interaction skills operate tandem axle tank * A positive “Can Do” truck. Experience spraying attitude dust control products an * Pre-employment drug asset. Excellent wages, screening must be willing to travel. Preference will be given to Fax resume candidates having a clean to 403-782-0561 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 referEXPERIENCED ences, copy of safety Vacuum & Water certificate and current Truck operators drivers abstract to: req’d. to start immed. humanresources@ CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets o r b y f a x t o req’d. Clean drivers (780) 980-0740. abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. QUALIFIED References Req’d. ELECTRICIANS Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: NEEDED 403-742-5376 True Power Electric Requires LOCAL ACID Transport Residential exp. only company looking for exp’d’ Competitive wages F/T Class 1 truck driver & & benefits. pressure truck operator. Fax resume to: Top wages and exc. 403-314-5599 benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766




CRIMTECH SERVICES LTD. Help provides engineering, drafting and custom ACADEMIC Express fabrication for the Adult Education petroleum industry. and Training We offer above average wages plus health & dental Winter benefits.†We†have an • Community Support immediate opening for†an Worker program experienced Sandblaster.† • GED classes evening Please forward resumes to and days Start your career! See Help Wanted

Shipper / Receiver

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


F/T Safety Officer

to help implement & maintain safety programs. Fax resume to: 403-343-1248 or email WANTED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for growing trucking company in Central Alberta. Please fax resume to 403-782-0561

Truckers/ Drivers

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

JOHNSTONE CROSSING Jennings & Joa Also Jack & Jenner Crsc

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

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEER PARK Dempsey St. area $45.00/mo. ALSO Dempsey St. Dumas Crsc. & Duffy Close area $88.00/mo. ALSO Duston St. Donnelly Crsc., area Densmore Crs. Dale Close $270.00/mo. ALSO Doran Crsc. Dunn Close $50.00 /mo. ALSO Doran Crsc., Doan Ave. area $53.00/mo.


Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in


GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 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.


Misc. Help





Isbister Close Issard Close

Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

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

ROSEDALE/ TIMBERLAND AREA 91 papers $580/monthly.

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.

LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc.




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403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

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

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


for all Albertans



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


Previous experience Organized & Reliable Outgoing Physically fit Mechanically inclined

1640 1660

Household Appliances



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514



APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. TV's, VCRs warr. Riverside Appliances 53” SONY, Rear projection 403-342-1042 incl. 4 speakers & tuner, COMFORT Zone electric $250, 403-346-8065 heater oak cabinet 15” x 17 1/2” x 15 1/2”h Misc. for $200 403-314-2026


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

KITTENS 2 yellow, to give away, healthy and litter trained, 587-377-1522


services CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300



LOOKING FOR A FURNACE REPLACEMENT OR INFORMATION ON A MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM? We handle all aspects of your residential ventilation requirements. Tropical Heating and Cooling 403-506-4418



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

Employment Training



offers a variety of

SAFETY COURSES to meet your needs.

- Concrete Finishers - Carpenters/Woodworkers 279425A2-31

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

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. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.



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




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

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


The Town of Olds No collecting! To Advertise Your Business or Service Here Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Misc. Also Services Escorts Accounting afternoon delivery in Town of ROXY INDEPENDENT 5* JUNK REMOVAL INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Springbrook 403-848-2300 Property clean up 340-8666 Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. 1 day per wk. with oilfield service Ultimate CENTRAL PEST No collecting!! companies, other small Companionship CONTROL LTD. businesses and individuals Please contact Never rushed, no hidden Comm/res. Locally owned. RW Smith, 346-9351 QUITCY agency fees. Call now. 403-373-6182


is expanding its facility to double production.



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



at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

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

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:

NATIVE CRAFT 2 OCCASIONAL chairs MOCCASINS. very good cond. $50/ea. Embroidered flowers 403-343-3013 with fur trim. 11” tall. BED ALL NEW, Size 7/8. $95. Like new Queen Orthopedic, dble. condition. 403-346-5423 pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Classifieds...costs so little Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. Saves you so much! 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand Equipmentnew, never used. 15 yr. Heavy warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or CHESTERFIELD, Chair and covers $59, storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721. 403-347-6994 HOMESTYLE 2 stainlesssteel elec. buffet server, $20; 3 ceramic buffet servTools e r, h e a t e d b y t e a l i g h t candles, c/w 20 pack teaMAKITA 10” CHOP SAW light candles, $10; call with stand. $150. bettween 10-5 p.m. 587-877-3744 403-309-4643 No evening calls please. KIDNEY shaped bar set 3 tier smokey glass/chrome Firewood trimmed c/w 2 matching bar stools all for BIRCH or Pine 347-7211 $150 403-314-2026 QUEENSIZE bed, w/ FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, pillowtop, “Natura”, asking Poplar. Can deliver $200, ................SOLD!! 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 SAFE STEP TUB orig. Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner $15,000 asking $6000, BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / 403-782-5818 del. Lyle 403-783-2275

Ellis Bird Farm is looking for a Tea House operator (May to September). For more information contact mpearman@ellisbirdfarm. ca. Guidelines at www.

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


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




CASH CASINO is hiring a

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Household Furnishings





DRYER orig. price $500, Sale asking $150 call 5 stacking chairs, metal 403-782-5818 frames, all for $25; tall R E F R I G E R AT O R o r i g . wood clothes pole $20; Viscount Dr./ $500 , asking $100, roundtop wooden stool 403-782-5818 $15; box assorted flower Voisin Crsc pots $10; wine decanter UPRIGHT freezer 14 cu. ft. w/6 glasses $20; oval bowl REMINDER white, 2 yrs. old, like new (mother of pearl) frosted Call Prodie @ BUD HAYNES $200 403-307-4223 ANTIQUE AUCTION 403- 314-4301 leaf pattern $45; 4 pc. Today, Jan. 19th @ 11 am WASHING MACHINE orig. desert goblets (pedestal) for more info Bay 4, 7429 49 Ave R.D. $600 , asking $150 diamond cut pattern $25; 4 wine and 4 cocktail ********************** 403-782-5818 glasses diamond cut all TO ORDER HOME $15; Calgary Olympic DELIVERY OF THE Employment glasses 8 beer, 8 old fashADVOCATE CALL ioned $25 403-314-2026 Training OUR CIRCULATION 60 PEACOCK FEATHERS DEPARTMENT $1.50 each 314-4300 7 Company’s Coming Cookbooks, $3 each. E.C.S. Safety Services Ltd. 5 Books - Chicken Soup is looking for a Full Time for the Soul, $3 each. Onsite Occupational 4 Cup Electric Coffee Pot, $3. Health Tester. Required to Large Glass Bowl work irregular hours and w/12 large artificial travel onsite with mobile vegetables, $20; large unit. A background in ocspider plant $6 cupational health or EMT Call 403-346-2231 would be beneficial. Test7 INDOOR fountains, all ing Includes drug and working order, $195 for all alcohol, audiometric, and 587-272-0937 mask fit. Send your resume to employment@ecssafety. FUR and porcupine quills com or fax 780-793-8468. basket 3” high, x 16`diameter asking $150, 403-347-7405 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Piano &


at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

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

“Low Cost” Quality Training

CANYON SKI RESORT Terrain Park - Rentals HERITAGE LANES Instructors - F&B -Lifts/Tube BOWLING F/T P/T. Send Resume to R e q u i r e s F / T m a t u r e or Fax career oriented help. 403-347-0009 or in person Must be avail. eves and wknds. Please send resume to: or apply in person


Duties include:




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


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

Misc. Help

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


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

TRAINING CENTRE Industries #1 Choice!

Career Baile Cl. /Boyce St. Planning



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.


Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ALSO East of 40th North of Ross St. Michener Green Cresc. area. $268/mo. Good for adult with small car.


Adams Close/ Adair Ave.

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

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308



ALSO 4 days a week Flyers & Sun. Life in ORIOLE PARK Oak St. & Olympic Crsc





Women in the Trades 403-340-1930

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


Primary accountabilities:


Employment Training






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

Health Care


FOOT CARE Handled With Care Licensed, mobile foot care. Call 403-350-7595

Massage Therapy


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

FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. PAINTING BY DAVE

Interior, Exterior, New Gentle Touch Massage Construction. Comm/Indust. 4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445 LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE Grand Opening. Insurance receipts. Home service. Daily 9 am-9 pm. #3 4820-47 Ave. 403-986-1550 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

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.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 E5

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



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 **


Sporting Goods

HOCKEY bag Reebok, black w/wheels $25 403-346-0093 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds


Travel Packages

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


Acreages/ Farms

EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW ON ACREAGE IN RED DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 bath, rent $2000 + DD avail. Mar. 1, 403-346-5885


Houses/ Duplexes


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

Condos/ Townhouses


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



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

Kyte/Kelloway Cres. Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.


WANTED - PASTURE LAND TO RENT OR LEASE. Required for 2 Load Pastures to 1000 Head Pastures. Area: Alberta & Saskatchewan. Term: May to September, 2013. Please contact Ed 403-546-2278 Ext 3.


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

Manufactured Homes

Manufactured Homes


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


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $975 rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. avail. Mar. 1. Call 403-304-5337

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




1200 SQ.FT. 2 bdrm. suite, satellite TV, all utils. incl. except phone and internet, Rural location, 5 acres, pasture negot., avail. immed., ref’s req’d. N.S., no pets. 403-782-3893 2 BDRM,. w/balcony, quiet clean professionally managed bldg. $825/rent /d.d., Feb. 1, call 403-358-8670

A Great Location

Great for retirement. 2 bdrm., Adult Bldg. 1 bdrm. unit. Heat/Water/parking incl’d 2 Bath 1/2 duplex in Olds. Attached garage. Call 403-342-2899 $242,500. 403-507-0028 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 GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175


RESTAURANT FOR LEASE Gleniffer Lake Resort & Country Club

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 403Å]728Å]3010.

Lots For Sale

Rooms For Rent

To Buy 2002 FORD EXPLORER. 7 pass. Eddie Bauer edit. fully loaded, exc. shape, $6800 obo 403-340-2042

20,000with Intro

Mobile Lot

400/month lot Rent incl. Cable


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

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

2005 COLORADO ext cab WANTED FREE REMOVAL LS red, trailer hitch & of unwanted cars and sprayed in boxliner, mech. trucks, also wanted to in great shape, tuned up, buy lead batteries, 168,000 kms. $7850, call 403-396-8629 403-347-6889 lve msg


Vans Buses


FINANCIAL Single family at affordable price. New shingles. Lots of upgrades. $218,500.


Money To Loan


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

Public Notice #6000

2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE PLACE an ad in Central 7pass., rear air, $16888 Alber ta LIFE and reach over 100,000 potential buy348-8788 Sport & Import ers. 309-3300.

Public Notices

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




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

CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300 3 Bdrm., 2 Bath, 1/2 duplex w/fenced yard in Kentwood. $223,500. 403-596-1097



2009 F350 King Ranch diesel 4x4 Nav $33888 Sport & Import 348 8788 1992 DODGE crew cab V8, auto, great cond. 403-318-3040

4 Bdrm., 2 bath Westlake home with double garage. Vaulted ceiling, fireplace. $319,900. 403-506-9668

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


3120 3190

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

Renter’s Special FREE Cable


Condos/ Townhouses

modular/mobile homes


Goods will be disposed of on Jan. 28, 2013 by AB Storage at their discretion to satisfy outstanding balances for storage rental incurred by the following:


Houses For Sale

Starting at

Dated in the City of Red Deer, in the Province of Alberta, Jan. 19, 2013.

AB STORAGE 88 Petrolia Drive Red Deer County, AB T4R 1B4


2004 MAZDA 3 Sport. Clean, 203,000 km. $7800. 403-782-6345 2004 BUICK Century 84,000 kms, $4900 403-318-3112


Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

has relocated to


5 BDRM. house 3 baths, dbl. att. garage, immed. possession 403-588-6363



Request For Proposal

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

Start your career! See Help Wanted 279139

The City of Lacombe is currently requesting proposals for the expansion of the Fairview East Cemetery. The successful firm will work in collaboration with the City to create a Cemetery Master Design Plan utilizing the 10 acres of land as well as oversee the construction of Phase 1 of the expansion in 2013. All interested applicants are required to tour the Cemetery lands in order to ensure a clear understanding of the constraints and opportunities. The pre-tender visit will occur on January 24, 2013 at 10:00am at Lacombe City Hall, 5432 56 Avenue, Lacombe Alberta. Please confirm your attendance with Full details can be obtained in the RFP Package available for pick up at the Lacombe City Hall beginning January 18, 2013. Packages can also be acquired on-line at or by contacting Brenda Vaughan, Community Services Director, at 403-782-1295 or Proposals must be submitted and have confirmation of receipt by City Hall no later by 12:00 noon on Friday, February 1, 2013.

Attn: Brenda Vaughan, Community Services Director City of Lacombe 5432-56 Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9 E-mail: Only proposals submitted within the time frame and guidelines provided will be considered.

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

ACREAGE with art studio awaiting your imagination. 3.09 acres of lush trees and 2 homes. $549,900 Help-U-Sell RD 342-7355


Manufactured Homes

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


BALLOON RIDES Gary 403-302-7167



3 bdrm. 2 bath HOME in Red Deer. Immediate possession 10 yr warranty. Own it for $1345/mo. OAC 403-346-3100, 347-5566 Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim The greatest vitamins in the world the best...just got better!!

Commercial Property Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168



12-15% more times in a year* Many Pets to Choose From Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483 Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream. Lonsdale Green Apartments

You can choose to visit your doctor Red Deer Advocate - Job Search 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S


New Executive Peak Performance VA 227-2449


Clean ready to move into warehouse bay w/2 offices, showroom and mezzanine. $10 sq ft. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355

RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

Businesses For Sale



or just walk a dog. Make the healthy choice, adopt a dog today. Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971

4505 77th Street, Red Deer, AB | 403.342.7722 |


AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.


ASSOCIATIONS 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



Fairview East Cemetery Expansion


in pet friendly park

Mauricia (403) 340-0225


ORIOLE Park condo 2 storey, 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 baths, fireplace, finished garage, priced for quick sale 403-342-4614


2 & 3 bedroom

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355


homes Club for writers - meets weekly



2007 FORD Crown Victoria 4 Bdrm. 1/2 duplex in a great LX 77584 kms, $10,888 family neighbourhood in 348-8788 Sport &Import Sylvan Lake. $248,500.

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

Sharon (403) 340-0225



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


SHOP FOR RENT 50x80, big truck wash bay, & 2 small offices 403-346-0890, 403-302-0169

$ MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!


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

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



Reno’d apt 2 bdrms w/ balcony, 1 bath, 2 appls, coin-op laundry. Sorry n/s, no pets. Starting at $895 + electricity. Available NOW! Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Nicole 403-318-4225

Auto Wreckers

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


FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 SYLVAN LAKE - Pie lot, Well priced. Good location. 403-896-3553



2 0 0 4 TO Y O TA 4 R U N NER, SR5, 127,000 miles, g o o d c o n d . $ 11 , 9 0 0 , 403-391-9779


ONE bdrm. ADULT only apt. across from hospital, $750/mo.,avail. no pets 3 bdrm., 2 Bath on large lot in Rosedale. Open plan avail. Feb. 1 877-3323 and huge deck. $279,900. QUIET LOCATION 403-596-1097 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



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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The Guts Glory Ram Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 8, 2013. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$27,498 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (23A+AGR+XFH) only and includes $9,250 Consumer Cash Discount. See participating dealers for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $27,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $157 with a cost of borrowing of $5,257 and a total obligation of $32,755. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 with optional equipment shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $40,755. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. &Based on Automotive News classification and 2013 Ram 1500 with 3.6 L V6 4x2 and 8-speed transmission. 11.4 L/100 km (25 MPG) city and 7.8 L/100 km (36 MPG) highway. 2013 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. Ask your dealer for complete EnerGuide information. ΩBased on 2012 Automotive News Full-Size Pickup segmentation and competitive information available at time of printing. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013

ALL-NEW 2013

RAM 1500 2013 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4




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7.8 L /100 KM



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January 19, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate