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TUESDAY, JAN. 22, 2013

Smoke-free bylaw clears hurdle BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

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Smokers may soon have to butt out at outdoor places where children hang out as early as next month. In an effort to reduce children’s exposure to second-hand smoke, city council gave first reading by a vote of 7 to 1 to a revamped smoke-free bylaw. Under the new bylaw, smoking within 10 metres of playgrounds, sports fields, spray parks, skating rinks, toboggan hills and skate parks is banned. As well the definition of smoking has been expanded to include other lit substances like cannabis that generate

second-hand smoke. But the bylaw does not extend to all outdoor public places like parks or events such as outdoor celebrations and festivals. Coun. Paul Harris said that’s one reason he voted against the bylaw. “I think we’re spending way too much time doing research when really we should just get it done,” said Harris. “We’re making a meal out of a snack. It’s smoke-free in the public market. It’s already selfregulating. I think we should get it done and put it to bed.”

After some discussion about leaving these areas out of the bylaw, city council directed administration to bring forward another report to explore further amendments to the bylaw to include outdoor public events, festivals and special events. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said council has been presented with a lot of good information to base future amendments to the bylaw. “I encourage places like the market and city events to try and promote smoke free environments a well,” said Jefferies. “I think we will move to it eventually.”

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‘This is not going to be a fun budget’ BUT IT’S NOT TIME TO TALK ABOUT TAXES, YET: FINANCE MINISTER BY LAUREN KRUGEL THE CANADIAN PRESS

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From the left, Tanner Kotowich, Kaeden Skinner and on the groun Kaleb Skinner try to tackle Alex Brown as they play a game of Jackpot after school. With an early dismissal Monday, the boys took advantage of the fine winter day for a little fun in the snow before heading home from Holy Family School.

Snowmobiler in critical condition after crash near Caroline BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A snowmobiler was airlifted to a Calgary hospital in critical condition on Monday morning after being alone and injured for some time following a crash just southeast of Caroline. STARS air ambulance spokesman Cam Heke said it’s believed the 33-year-old man, now at the Foothills Medical Centre, may have been out in the bush since the night before after crashing his snowmobile into some trees. Rocky Mountain House RCMP, Clearwater Regional Fire Rescue Services, Sundre and District Emergency Medical Services and Clearwater County Highway Patrol were called to the scene at about 7:30 a.m.

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Rocky RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Shawna Lozinski said a passerby first alerted emergency responders after coming across the crash site at a ‘T’ intersection near Caroline. Police believe that the snowmobiler was westbound on a township road that came to a dead end and he continued west across the T intersection and into the trees. The man wasn’t wearing a helmet, said police. Lozinski said they’re not sure how long the man had been lying there. The Caroline area resident hadn’t been reported missing, she added. Police are waiting to talk to the man, Lozinski said. Heke said that STARS was called to respond at about 8:30 a.m.

They landed on the road at Hwy 54 and Range Road 52. When the medical team arrived, they found that firefighters and the other emergency responders were working hard at rescuing the man, who was found down an embankment. “He was in critical condition en route to hospital after he had sustained life-threatening injuries from the snowmobile accident,” said Heke. “We understand he was discovered by a passerby who saw tracks leading off the roadway.” Heke said the man sustained life-threatening injuries but no other specifics were provided. RCMP continue to investigate. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

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CALGARY — Alberta’s finance minister says plummeting oil revenue means the next Alberta budget isn’t going to be pretty, but the province isn’t ready to consider raising taxes — yet. “This is not going to be a fun budget. This is going to be a budget that will show that we are serious about reining in spending,” Doug Horner told a Calgary business audience on Monday. In the medium term, he said, there’s still the opportunity to trim spending and work to make sure government services are being delivered in the most efficient way possible. “And then you can probably have a discussion about whether or not we have the right mix of taxation to accomplish the job, but that’s a little ways out yet.” The “tough” 2013 budget, which Horner is set to deliver on March 7, will explore “different ways of doing things” and “belt-tightening,” but no new taxes to shore up the revenue side, he said. “The first thing that we do is we look to our own house before we dig into the pockets of those in your house,” Horner told reporters. That echoes a commitment Premier Alison Redford made earlier this year. But Horner said there are serious structural issues with the province’s finances. Alberta’s coffers are being hit hard by the steep discount oilsands producers are getting for their crude versus other varieties. Alberta’s limited access to markets means its bitumen is fetching about $40 a barrel less than West Texas Intermediate, a benchmark for landlocked U.S. light crude. The price gap widens to $50 when Alberta crude is compared to international benchmarks that can access the most lucrative markets by sea. A number of pipeline proposals to the east, south and west are in the works to expand market access for Canadian crude, but that won’t fix the situation in the near term. Horner says the province has been through tough times before, but this time it’s different. “Alberta has long been well-positioned to weather economic storms. We came through the 2008 recession better than most other jurisdictions,” Horner said in his speech. “We’re accustomed to the ups and downs of resource prices and we’re used to the boom and bust. But this is not your average storm. “This is a structural change in our key commodity and we must do more than wait for the storm to clear, and we are.” The provincial government held budget consultations in the fall with more than 6,000 Albertans.

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Waste plan would set aggressive targets BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF An aggressive 10-year action plan to reduce the amount of waste ending up in the landfill was tabled in city council chambers on Monday. By adopting the plan, city would commit to a 2023 target of 500 kg from 817 kg or 40 per cent reduction in waste per-capita. Red Deerians will have opportunities to have his or her say on the Waste Management Master Plan before council considers first reading later this year. Janet Whitesell, the city’s waste management superintendent, called the plan aggressive but achievable. Whitesell said the city often hears from residents and businesses who would like to see more programs to reduce waste. “The plan will only succeed if the public buys in and participates in the programs,” said Whitesell. “Ultimately we were developing a plan for the public. If they are not the ones they want to see, we will need to know that. Of course we think we have come up with a plan that we think they will be happy to see but we definitely need to confirm that.” The draft plan calls for waste reduction through recycling and diversion initiatives in a phased approach. Strategies will be implemented over 10 years. One of the key areas is addressing commercial waste. At the moment, the city does not have a clear grasp on the diversion practices in the commercial sector.

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BYLAW: Concerned about enforcement Several councillors raised concerns about enforcing the bylaw which administration said would be complaint driven. Rule breakers would net a $200 fine for a first offence and up $2,500 for subsequent offences. “In some respects I think it is wise for us to be proactive,” said Coun. Tara Veer. “I think if there’s large gatherings of people and if the existing bylaw is not being respected to its fullest extent then we can feel good about adding extra provisions but if it is not enforced then in my view it is less meaningful.” Veer led the charge to expand the definition of smoking in public spaces to include cannabis, hashish, crack cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and herbal products. Veer said the broader definition shows more respect for cigarettes smokers who are subject to municipal and provincial fines while someone smoking drugs next to them would “get off scott free.” “In my view addresses a past inequity amongst our citizens where smokers were being more vilified than drug smokers standing next to them,” said Veer. Veer said as they move forward it is important to allow the community to weigh in on the proposed changes. The bylaw does allow provisions to allow spiritual and aboriginal ceremonial activities. Council would also launch a $10,000 public awareness campaign, including purchasing new signs. The one-time funding would come from the tax

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Tourists walk with umbrellas as they shield themselves from the rain while walking through Nakamise alley near the Sensouji Temple in Tokyo, Tuesday.

Canadian shoots two dead in Philippine court BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines — A Canadian man facing charges of illegal possession of firearms opened fire in a Philippine courtroom Tuesday, killing two people and wounding a prosecutor before police fatally shot him, officials said. The suspect, John H. Pope, appeared in court in central Cebu city, where he resided, to face the charges when he pulled out a gun and shot a lawyer and a physician who filed a case against him, police said. He then fired at a prosecutor in the hallway of the building before responding police fatally wounded him, said Cebu police chief Mariano Natuel. Regional police director Marcelo Garbo said Pope ignored orders to surrender and tried to fire at postabilization reserve. Last year, the city received three requests from the community to expand the bylaw to further protect children. Council will consider second and third reading on Feb. 3. Coun. Dianne Wythjes was not present for the meeting. In other council news: ● Red Deer residents are one step closer to paying for their utilities on a usage-based fee system. City council gave first reading to the 2013 utility bylaw. ● An extra line may be added to electric bills as city council voted 5 to 3 to implement a “rate rider” that would reflect the unpredictable Alberta Electric System Operator’s (AESO) transmission charges. Residents already pay this charge in their rate that is approved every year in the budget process. In 2012, the city was $3 million short in its estimates. The newly implemented rate rider will help cover the costs of that loss over 12 or 24 months. Effective March 1, the average household will pay $2.30 more a month based on a house that uses 600 kilowatt per hour (kwh). Councillors Chris Stephan, Paul Harris and Tara Veer were opposed. Coun. Paul Harris was concerned about the extra line on the bill that may potentially confuse Red Deerians. Harris said he would have liked to see the rate adjusted every quarter. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said the charges are a result of AESO’s work and are not something the city has any control over. ● Red Deerians will have to wait until the Feb. 4 council meeting to find out whether a plebiscite question that asked voters to decide whether they want to move to a ward system from an at large election will be put on the ballot. The motion was tabled because council ran out of time at its Monday meeting. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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In a report Monday, the province says Albertans want the province to save in good times and bad and to diversify the economy away from oil and gas. Respondents to the survey were also open to the government borrowing money to pay for infrastructure, so long as it’s in a responsible way. Alberta doesn’t have a provincial sales tax and adopting one has been discussed by pundits as Alberta looks to cut its deficit, forecast for this fiscal year is between $2.3 billion and $3 billion. In order to introduce a sales tax to Alberta, however, there’s a law on the books that requires a referendum and changing that rule is “not on the table for me to do,” Horner said. Rob Anderson, finance critic of the Opposition Wildrose party, said the survey is meant to justify the Progressive Conservative government’s “reckless fiscal agenda.” “Redford did not campaign on running billiondollar deficits and picking up debt for future generations to pay for through higher taxes because it does not reflect the priorities of Albertans,” Anderson said. “Albertans want government to live within its means and prioritize spending on needs versus wants, something this government just doesn’t understand.” Horner told reporters that numbers are still being crunched, but balancing the budget will be a challenge. “Is it going to be really, really tough to do? Absolutely. The longer the situation persists, the harder that’s going to be.”

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lice. Police said they were investigating Pope’s background. Local media mentioned Pope in 2011, when he was held by police on charges of illegal possession of firearms. The same physician who was killed in Tuesday’s shooting accused Pope, his neighbour, of brandishing a weapon and threatening him and other residents in their condominium. Pope was quoted as saying at the time that the pistol he was carrying was for self-defence. Apart from illegal weapons possession, he was also charged with malicious mischief and grave threats. The shooting came after several recent killings in the country that prompted calls for a tighter gun control.

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Missing girl case haunts detective EDMONTON GIRL VANISHED WHILE ON WAY HOME FROM SCHOOL IN 1983 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Three decades have passed in the search for an Edmonton girl who vanished on her way home from school one day in 1983. Edmonton police detective Howie Antoniuk says the case of Tania Murrell haunts him and frustrates him. Six-year-old Tania had gone to school with her brother and was supposed to go home with him for lunch

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PLAN: Liaison position proposed One key recommendation is to create a liaison position to work with the commercial sector to introduce the diversion opportunities and to come up with site specific waste reduction plans for their businesses. Consultant Christina Seidel of Sonnevera International Corp , the company hired to conduct the study and compile a report, called the city’s plan visionary because a lot of municipalities do not look at the commercial sector. “That’s how they are going to be able to achieve those large reductions is because they are not just looking at the residential sector but as the waste stream as whole,” said Seidel. In 2011, 74,622 tonnes of waste were disposed at the Red Deer Waste Management Facility landfill. This translates to a disposal rate of 817 kg per capita compared to a Canadian average of 777 kg per capita and to a provincial average of 1,122 kg per capita (Statistics Canada, 2010). According to the report, the largest

most puzzling part of this.” The little girl’s disappearance sparked the creation of the first Alberta chapter of Child Find. The organization said the case continues to serve as a reminder to parents to empower their children with knowledge of what to do in the face of danger, and how to avoid it. An agency spokesman said these days, the threat has spread online — so parents should talk to their children about potential cyber dangers.

components of the residential waste stream are organic waste (37 per cent), paper products (20 per cent) and plastics (12 per cent). The first Waste Management Plan was developed in 1992 and updated in 1998 and 2005. In early 2012, Sonnevera International Corp was hired to overhaul the plan. Proposed initiatives: ● Enhanced curbside recycling including a residential blue cart collection program and expanded range of plastics. ● Implementation of a year-long pilot of expanded residential organics collection to include food waste and soiled paper and testing combined yard and food waste. ● Combined pilot of bi-weekly garbage collection with expanded organics pilot. ● Start an industrial, commercial and institutional waste reduction food waste collection program including promotion and education materials and staff training at participating businesses. ● Conduct a feasibility study to determine technology, size and location of an Organics process facility in Red Deer. ● Creating differential tipping fees for waste.

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Court date slated for energy firm facing corruption charge THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A Calgary energy firm is to appear in court Tuesday on a charge of corrupting a foreign official over its activities in the African country of Chad. Privately-held Griffiths Energy International revealed last week that it had been charged under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, which prohibits bribery. The charges resulted from an internal investigation the company conducted on itself, the results of which were turned over to the RCMP. According to documents on its website, Griffiths’ previous management and board of directors entered into two consulting contracts with companies owned by foreign public official and his wife. Current management, appointed in September 2011, discovered the contracts the following November and began looking into them. In May 2012, the results of that investigation were shared with U.S. and Canadian authorities.

“There’s been a shift in the way that children are being harmed, from a physical manner of kind of being plucked off a street if you will, to in front of a computer,” said Brad Bostock. That’s good advice for detectives, who are still hoping to help the family find closure. “I’m sure somebody out there knows something,” Antoniuk said. “Someone said something to somebody, but I need somebody to come forward.”

that day. But for some reason she headed in the opposite direction instead, toward what was a convenience store at that time. In the last thirty years, investigators have waded through thousands of documents and tips but have come up empty-handed. Antoniuk says it’s like she just vanished from the face of the earth. “No clothing, no body, nothing like that,” he says. “Nothing, that is the

Griffiths was charged on Jan. 15. It has said it expects a negotiated settlement of the matter. Brad Griffiths, the company’s chairman and co-founder, died in a boating accident in Ontario’s cottage country in July 2011. It happened that the groundwork had already been laid for a new management team to step in around that time. The company said it

believes it is the first Canadian resource company to have conducted and reported such an investigation into its own activities. In June 2011, another Calgary-based energy company, Niko Resources Ltd. (TSX:NKO), was fined $9.5 million for bribing a Bangladeshi state energy minister with access to a luxury vehicle and a trip to New York.

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CALGARY — The lawyer for a Calgary psychiatrist charged with sexually assaulting several of his patients launched a verbal attack on the main Crown witness during his final arguments Monday. Dr. Aubrey Levin, 74, is charged with assaulting nine of his patients. The allegations came to light in 2010 after one of the patients came forward with secret videos he recorded during court-ordered sessions with the psychiatrist. The videos, played in court last fall, show Levin undoing the man’s belt and jeans and appearing to fondle him. Lawyer Chris Archer said the witness is a petty criminal who was setting up Levin to pursue a lawsuit. He said what happened was consensual. “The clear inference here is this is a scam and he’s just trying to frame someone,” Archer told the jury of seven men and four women. “The plan was to set him up ... by complaining about a sexual assault,” he said. “It was a ruse on his part.” Archer said other patients “jumped on the bandwagon” after the first charge was laid. The patient, identified only as R.B. in court, was on probation at the time the videos were taken and had been ordered by a court to see Levin twice a month. The man said he had told authori-

ties about previous assaults and no one believed him, so he bought a spy camera and brought it to his appointments. After Levin was arrested, other former patients came forward with abuse allegations. Archer said the Crown witness was motivated by greed and has launched a $4.5-million-dollar lawsuit against his client. “He is a petty criminal and, I would submit, a liar. Is he motivated by money?” Archer asked. “I would say he has 4.5 million reasons to lie to you. He comes across as a scheming, greedy, manipulative person. That’s what he is. He is a blackmailer — he is off the scale.” Archer disputed the evidence of the other eight complainants, suggesting they were working in collusion. He said the other clients lied as well or did it “for the money” or were “screaming out for attention.” Archer also noted that those alleging they were sexually assaulted were capable of refusing to participate in the examinations. Levin, who immigrated to Canada from South Africa, was frequently used by the courts to assess people and provide expert opinions at hearings. Most of his alleged victims had been ordered by a judge to see him. Levin served briefly as regional director for the federal Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon and was licensed in 1998 to practise psychiatry in Alberta.

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Health care lead shifts It’s been 13 months since Jim Flaherty winged his way to the West Coast, chowed down on some beef tenderloin with his provincial counterparts, then dropped his Victoria bombshell over lunch the next day. Here’s your health-care funding until 2016-17, the federal finance minister said, six per cent increases until then, followed by increases tied to economic growth plus inTIM flation. How it HARPER is spent is up to you. There is nothing to negotiate, now where’s my hat, what’s my hurry? A stunned Dwight Duncan, now the outgoing finance minister of Ontario, called the move by Ottawa a “frontal attack” on health care in Canada and said Flaherty had given the provinces a pre-Christmas lump of coal. But lo and behold, after all the bluster, the cries that Ottawa had abdicated its health-care leadership duty, that we would see a “patchwork quilt” of different health-care systems in dif-

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ferent provinces, the first step toward health-care reform has been cobbled together by the provinces. A task force led by Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall and Prince Edward Island Premier Robert Ghiz had found a way to save, they say, $100 million with a bulk buy of six generic drugs in this country. A small first step, the two men say, and more savings will be coming. But beyond $100 million in drugcosts savings, this was also a first step in health-care delivery in this country without the federal government leading the way. It’s an act of ownership in the health-care system by those who deliver the care, the provinces. Now Ottawa appears ready to piggyback on this drug deal after, as Ghiz puts it, the provinces did the “heavy lifting.” There will be more, Ghiz has promised, with a meeting of health ministers tentatively set for March. This could include extending the bulk buying to brand-name drugs and bulk buying of medical equipment. And they may also move on unnecessary medical testing. But haven’t they just shown they can work without Ottawa; that they are doing exactly what Ottawa asked? “We came together because we were ignored when it came to sitting down

and negotiating future health-care programs with the federal government,” Ghiz said. “We were given a unilateral deal. “Of course we want the feds at the table. We need them at the table when it comes to looking at new national programs or changing programs. “The big reason we want to have the feds at the table — they have dollars. I am willing to listen to their suggestions if they are willing to put dollars on the table.” The federal strategy was a major break with health-care delivery in this country carved out over almost five decades. Until this government provided the no-strings-attached funding, previous federal governments had used the power of the purse to force recalcitrant provinces back into line if they strayed from the tenets of the Canada Health Act. The battles between federal Liberal governments and Alberta under Ralph Klein are part of political lore in this country. During one battle, Klein famously accused the Liberal health minister of the day, Allan Rock, of a “drive-by smear” after a Calgary speech. Klein kept pushing the private care envelope. Ottawa kept threatening to cut funding. Now Stephen Harper is saying to

the premiers — go ahead, innovate and reform. Harper told the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, shortly after the Flaherty deal was sealed, that he was no longer going to blame the provinces for health-care problems or lead on innovation from the national capital. “I think that’s been a better method than in the past trying to pretend there is some overarching national standards,” he said, “and then wave the finger at them for perceived slights. I don’t think that’s been effective.” If nothing else, Harper pushed health-care battles off the front burner in this country. There is nothing — not even moral imperative — that forces provinces to put these drug savings back into health care, but with health care eating up to 40 per cent of some provincial budgets, it is almost certain that’s where the bulk of the financial savings will go, Ghiz says. Ottawa may yet have to take a lead when it comes to health-care reform or innovation. But once Harper tossed the ball into the provincial court, the premiers really had no choice but to get this done themselves, and, so far, they are getting it done. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer. He can be reached at tharper@thestar.ca.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Costs keep rising; not income I am a senior citizen on a fixed pension subsidized by our savings and I don’t have a problem with that. Before this goes to print, I’ll be 78 and I worked until I was 74. I worked this long because I didn’t want to depend on government to take care of my wife and me, to keep our lifestyle and because I could. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have this ability or privilege. Every year our property taxes go up, our utilities go up, the bus fees go up and the city keeps spending more money on things that should not be in their horizon like chicken gate and bicycle lanes that weren’t thought out at all and cost us over a million dollars. On top of all the increases, our power and natural gas rates usually go up, as do our insurance, car gas and groceries. There is no end to price increases and no increase to pensions either when you are retired. To add insult to injury, our various levels of government just keep increasing their entitlements and lavish spending (sick joke); they claim it is on our behalf. The crap by all levels of government, federal, provincial and civic, saying that “Keeping seniors in their homes is a priority” is a load of brown bananas. With all these cost increases, many seniors don’t have the financial resources to absorb these cost and are being forced out of their homes. Low-income earners can’t afford to send their children out to play organized sports because some don’t handle their finances properly but mostly because they just can’t afford to send them to organized sports, it’s too expensive. If all the children could go to organized sports, our facilities would have to be doubled. This way we have graffiti, loitering, petty thefts, hanging out, drugs and getting into trouble and tying up our court system, which is another joke. What a poor variety of choices. More thought and planning is required for the low-income earners and their children. A society doesn’t exist only on doctors, lawyers, judges and wealthy CEOs, it also needs the lowincome wage earners to sweep floors, clean bathrooms, shovel dirt snow gravel etc., and the labour and trades people to do the construction. We don’t need engineers and scientists to do these menial tasks that are also important to all of our well being. Healthy children are tired of watching TV, playing video games, go to school and home again and repeat the same agenda day after day and year after year. Is that all the life we can give for our young, healthy, energetic children? If that’s the best we can offer, then we have failed as adults, parents and society. Please tell us seniors and low-income earners where we are to get the extra money to cover these annual expense increases. I’m sure that those who are still working would be happy to give their children more education and choices, and to put more money away for their retirement if their wages were better. E.T. (Tom) Skoreyko Red Deer

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Riverlands must be pedestrian-friendly No doubt city council and a fair The route follows the abandoned chunk of city staff are taking a very rail line that was no longer needed close look at a letter from a former Al- when rail lands were taken by the city berta Transportation regional direc- and developed into the downtown. tor, which says the $16-milThe footbridge just uplion plan for improvements stream of the Gaetz Avenue to Taylor Drive is a waste of Bridge is the last (and nicmoney. est) vestige of that line. Speaking as the one-time Taylor Drive, with its provincial director when double bridge, became the traffic mess was creatmuch busier much faster, ed on Taylor Drive, where I think, than anyone proit passes through the downjected. town, Jim Bussard wrote As successful as it has council recently to inform been at carrying traffic them that the planned fixes flow, it also cuts 35 acres won’t help. of potential prime developIn fact, he says part of ment land off from the rest GREG the plan could make things of the city. NEIMAN worse. At some point, somebody Basically, he says new looked at the map and conintersections that would cluded the Riverlands and allow pedestrians to move Cronquist areas were too between the Riverlands development valuable to the city’s future to allow and the city core will “confuse, bewil- them to remain an island bordered by der and create accident situations.” a river on one side, and six lanes of “Sixteen million dollars will have heavy traffic on the other. The picture been spent to make traffic movement became further complicated when Reworse,” he writes to council. Think Red Deer rightfully pointed out What I don’t see in his comments as that there is virtually no access onto reported in the Advocate on Monday the island, other than by car. is an alternative that addresses the When Taylor Drive was built, it’s problems of Taylor Drive in that area. fair to say no one had foreseen that Taylor Drive was designed primar- the city would grow as fast as it did, ily as an arterial road primarily to for as long as it did, and that eventuallow heavy traffic off Hwy 2 and 67th ally the only movie house within the Street, to carry goods, workers and city limits would be on the island. customers from the highway and city’s As ReThink Red Deer warned, penorth side, to the multi-phased com- destrians did what pedestrians do: mercial sector in Southpointe. they walked by the hundreds from The aim was to allow heavy vehi- the downtown area to see a movie. cles to skirt the city core, and to link Despite the barrier fences the city the southeast residential areas to the installed, people who don’t drive (typindustrial areas on the northwest side, ically youths) still make the unsafe without having to route commuters dash across Taylor Drive. through the downtown. It’s a testament to Red Deer’s safe-

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ty-minded drivers that we haven’t seen tragedies as a result of this. The residential and business potential of the Riverlands area cannot be ignored, or sneered at as pie-inthe-sky. For a city like Red Deer, that area is as much a major part of our future as Edmonton’s municipal airport lands will be to them. Both will have the effect of nearly doubling the city’s core, in an era when planners worldwide are hailing “infill development” as a good idea. But you’ve got to be able to get there. Edmonton has the luxury of their island being surrounded by arterial roads, a downtown college campus and rapid transit. In Red Deer, we have a bus system that residents in the Cronquist area don’t want, and a whole lot of pickup trucks. That’s fine, that’s our city — but the future calls for walkability. The living experience of hundreds of other centres shows that vibrant cities draw more and more people who don’t always travel by car. That growth requires infrastructure, in the same way as the city’s growth until now needed Taylor Drive. Maybe Brussard is right. Maybe all we need at Taylor and 43rd is a roundabout, not a hugely-expensive, confusing intersection. Maybe the pedestrian access points need to be somewhere else. I’d suggest we look first at the places where people are already walking (or would walk, if the area wasn’t fenced off). I’ll bet council and planners are already looking at that. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@ gmail.com.

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

I write in response to Gwynne Dyer’s column in the Advocate about Mali. A senior retired UN official from Guinea advised me several months ago that cocaine from Colombia was delivered from Brazil to Guinea and then shipped inland via Mali to the North Africa coast, where it was shipped in smaller craft across the Mediterranean to Italy, the Balkan states and then into Eastern Europe. The Tauregs who had been Libyan mercenaries fled inland with the collapse of Ghaddafi’s regime and needing both a base and money, have now taken control of the transshipment of drugs through Mali. There are no other sources of income in the central Sahara to support a mercenary army. The association with al-Qaida is both opportunistic and perhaps religious, as it is a means of finding recruits. Drug smuggling is against al-Qaida policy and I wonder about the truth of all this. I tend to believe the drug smuggling end of this story. Brian Inglis Sylvan Lake

Rail line is private property Re: Rail line worries parents, Wednesday, Jan. 16, Red Deer Advocate It would appear that this not a spur of the moment thing, but a well thought out plan. All the emails to all the different entities, especially Canadian Pacific Railway, also having an Advocate photographer present to take pictures of children illegally crossing railway tracks. First of all, this is trespassing, which is unlawful apparently approved by the parents of the children involved. The CP police should take their pictures to the school principal, obtain the names and their addresses and a issue a citation to those involved. I think you should have contacted all the parents and voiced your concern for their children’s safety. This is not the responsibility of the CP but that of the parents. If parents are not able to prevent their own children from illegally trespassing, then they should build their own fence outside of CP right-of-way if so wished. Otherwise obey the law and cross were they are supposed to cross. Bill Pogmore Red Deer Editor’s note: The Advocate pursued the story about children crossing the rail line within hours of receiving the letter of concern from a Blackfalds parent. Our photographer attended the scene on spec, at the end of that school day. He found a constant stream of people — children and adults — crossing the rail line at their convenience rather than at a marked crossing.

Pay health workers a fair wage Re: Pay health-care workers a decent, consistent wage I am encouraged to see relatives of residents at Symphony Senior Living, like R. Dean Cowan (letter to the editor of the Advocate, Jan. 15), writing letters to share their experiences and views of seniors care in Alberta. I don’t dispute Mr. Cowan’s view that a private company should get a reasonable return on their investments, but I question if Ontario-based Symphony’s refusal to operate without a 30 to 40 per cent profit margin is sensible to demand of taxpayers, who are funding Symphony through Alberta Health Services. To get those profits, Symphony is refusing to pay staff the wages that care staff at other Red Deer seniors care worksites receive. I doubt Albertans would agree that a profit margin of that size should be guaranteed by taxpayers while experienced seniors care employees are driven away by wages well below the market rate. That’s not right. The staff at Aspen Ridge are just as talented and caring as other Red Deer health-care employees. The value of their skill and dedication to residents does not decline simply because they work for Symphony. Alberta Heath Services has mismanaged funding to this industry. In other parts of the province, lockouts and strikes at private facilities have brought attention and increased scrutiny to the way in which private operators in long-term care rely on the Alberta government to make profit on the backs of taxpayers, workers, seniors and others requiring long-term care. Seniors at Aspen Ridge need and deserve a stable, skilled and qualified staff to care for them. This can be achieved and maintained by focusing on fair compensation that attracts and retains staff instead of ensuring unreasonable profits for Symphony that are sent back to Ontario. Guy Smith President Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Edmonton

Guns and the values placed upon them seem to have far surpassed the values of the people who are being shot by them. Why? Silly, silly me: during my growing-up days, I thought I’d been taught that religions were generally based on beliefs of peace, tolerance, and understanding. I guess I must’ve misunderstood things, somewhat, or misinterpreted them. Or maybe I’m just really, really old. Dictionary definitions of ‘religion’ really don’t mention anything about peace, tolerance or understanding. Nor do they mention guns, violence, or killing, although it seems remarkably typical that war-mongers — even those who claim their battles are religious — depend on guns and violence as the sole solution for dealing with (i.e., killRe: School shootings in Newtown ing) those who oppose them. Isn’t that denying the The difference between a bumbling incompetent victims their freedoms? Unfortunately, it seems that ‘Love thy brother,’ and a master class pistoleer is years of practice and whether taken literally or figuratively, may — like usually as a member of a civilian shooting club on ‘Merry Christmas’ — soon lose its place within our their own time and at their own expense. Just because an officer wears a badge and carries vernacular, and even in our belief systems. Adding the words ‘and trust’ to the Love-thy-brother- a side-arm on his hip does not guarantee his or her expression isn’t likely to happen, either. It’s so easy ability to protect you when the need arises. Unfortuto speak those words. But it’s becoming harder and nately for Lacombe, our indoor range was shut down harder to know who your symbolic ‘brother’ actually a few years ago by a politically correct town council, is. So you tell me: is my understanding totally con- an act they may regret in the future, but one that is occurring with increasing frequency across the counfused? Do you remember when it was actually rather try. Members of shooting clubs that compete at the common to extend goodwill gestures toward others? Now it seems that these actions often become 6 higher provincial, national or international levels o’clock news features, basically because the occur- possess handgun skills far and away above your average police academy graduate. This includes comrence of selflessness is a rarity. The recent mass murders have undoubtedly de- petitors in a wide variety of bulls eye target shooting manded and received their due attention. However, disciplines as well as the various action events. I certain opponents of the media’s grandiose storytell- would also include former serving members of the ing are now suggesting the wrong-doer’s actions not Canadian army infantry and military police, who are be glorified, particularly by name and picture; per- very well trained in small arms. They are the only members of the public who haps then there would be less incentive to destroy. That makes sense to me: when something so common would have the expertise to be able to qualify for as television or a computer search is at liberty to a concealed carry permit and while many would broadcast anything — according to its own interpre- choose not to accept this responsibility there are tation of the ‘freedom of speech’ clause — its influ- many who would. Not knowing which member of the public could ence may well affect anyone who hits the ‘on’ switch, possibly be armed would and especially envelop our most vulnerable. Another opinion advises that gun ownership be serve as a deterrent to curtailed, especially toward non-emergency services criminal activity in gen(i.e., police, etc. would not be affected). 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I doubt that the recent mugging and stabbing in Red Deer would have occurred if the perpetrator felt there was any chance of his victim having an effective means of self defence. If anyone should express alarm at people walking the streets armed, they should realize that it already occurs, unfortunately by card-carrying members of gangs and drug cartels. For proof consider that it is a rare occurrence to read of a drug seizure by police that did not also involve illegal handguns or sawedoff long guns being confiscated. I see a parallel in having citizens at large certified in CPR with the aims of preventing death and minimizing injury from heart attack until emergency personnel are able to attend the scene. The principle is the same and in both cases time is of the essence. Should anyone wonder why schools and government buildings are targeted by deranged gunmen in both the U.S. and Canada, the simple answer is that they have been declared as gun-free zones. This becomes an open invitation to mayhem as history has shown that a lot of damage can be done without fear of interference while awaiting the arrival of police. One last hypothetical consideration: Imagine that you and your family are attending a movie theatre when a gunman armed with an illegal firearm jumps on stage and starts spraying the audience with bullets, which mirrors a recent tragic event in the U.S. Lets then suppose that a citizen in attendance has a concealed carry permit and is able to quickly neutralize the shooter. Your family is still alive. Ten minutes, later the police arrive. How do you feel now about concealed carry? Has our society become so politically correct and hoplophobic (I encourage the reader to Google the term hoplophobia) that the idea of concealed carry does not even warrant consideration? The time has come for Alberta to set up a pilot program for concealed carry, especially when you consider that this province has produced many of the most outstanding handgun shooters in the country. Terrence Rawlyck Lacombe

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Once again the Advocate has reminded us how fortunate we are to have such a financially conscious city council. The headline in the Advocate reads Expenses stay on budget and goes on to explain how our elected officials have been spending our tax dollars. On the face of it, councillors have stayed within the guidelines of the budget set for them at the start of the fiscal year, but when one digs a little deeper, the article exposes what it’s really costing us to support the council in its present form. Let’s look at the numbers: eight councillors at $51,616 each adds up to $412,928, plus the mayors’ salary at $86,684; now were up to half a million dollars. On top of this, we have expense claims of nearly $60,000 and the mayor’s PR expense of $213,941, in all just over one-quarter of a million dollars. In an earlier editorial, the reader was asked to take time to assess whether or not our present councillors are doing the job they were elected to do. Well, I believe that question isn’t difficult to answer, when the cost of operating the council is looked at realistically. Are we getting a fair return on an investment of at least $773,553, which is the approximate tax revenue from about 300 houses in the city? When looking at the effectiveness of an elected council, we have to remember that we have another level of expenses created by the administration, over which we as taxpayers have no control. As a city, we hire a city manager to do the job at a very lucrative salary. He or she then turns around and hires assistants, department managers etc., to carry out the everyday tasks. It seems to me that if we hire a professional city manager, why do we need, with all due respect, a group of amateurs, city council, to spend hours pretending to run the city. Let’s face it, the city manager and his staff make most of the decisions and council, after much hand wringing and debate, mostly I believe for public consumption, rubber stamp his recommendations. Maybe that’s the way it should be. We take advice from someone we pay very well to manage the city’s affairs and if they don’t perform, we find someone who can do it better. So as to the question ‘are we getting value from our present council and have they done the job since elected?’ Let’s face it, if we keep doing things the way they have always been done, should we as taxpayers expect anything to change? Recently the Advocate ran a story about a company wanting to put up a sign on Gaetz Avenue. Once again they were turned down because the study on future development on Gaetz Avenue that was started in 2010, is still ongoing. This is one simple example of the incompetency of the system and when one sees the amount of tax money going to the people who say they make these decisions on behalf of taxpayers, there isn’t much question that we are getting severely short changed. George Croome Red Deer

Military guns don’t belong in the hands of civilians. Non-militia who do possess guns: please use them at designated gun ranges or on hunting trips; keep them away from picnics, and out of schools, movie theatres, shopping malls, churches, and all other public places. Another personal opinion: regardless of occupation or lack thereof, all education — whether it’s practical or book-based — is good and necessary, but we as a society simply don’t teach enough ethics. We care too much about ourselves. Self-preservation is a requirement, yes, but — couldn’t we try to balance it with the preservation of others, also? I agree with John Diefenbaker, who defined freedom as “The right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.” And I think that we shouldn’t have the freedom to kill people, because killing people is wrong. Very wrong. Colleen McNaught Bentley

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Saskatchewan expanding Love tale not over yet between B.C. woman police use of Tasers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Saskatchewan is expanding the use of stun guns, allowing every municipal police officer across the province to carry them. The Saskatchewan Police Commission said Monday it knows Tasers are potentially dangerous, but they are also effective in the right circumstances. “The approval and the policy for use includes strict controls, training standards and accountability requirements, including a post-use review each time a Taser is deployed,” said commission chairman Paul Korpan. “The commission’s decision only authorizes the use of Tasers in situations where there is imminent and high risk of bodily harm to officers or the public and where other use of force options would be ineffective or inappropriate.” Previously only police tactical team members could carry the weapons in Saskatchewan. RCMP officers have been allowed to carry them as they are not governed by the Saskatchewan Police Commission. Tasers fire a jolt of electricity that can incapacitate a person. A public inquiry in British Columbia found that more than 25 people have died in Canada after police used the weapon. The Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers, which represents more than 1,250, said it’s happy Tasers have been approved. Federation president Evan Bray said every situation is different and it will be up to officers to determine where the line is between reaching for a Taser or a gun. “If you’ve got someone who’s holding a metal pipe versus someone that’s holding a shotgun, that might articu-

THE CANADIAN PRESS British Columbia’s transit police have been forced to explain how an inert explosive device used in a dog-training exercise was left on an Air Canada airplane that then flew to Toronto. The force has blamed a single officer who subsequently resigned, and says new training protocols have been put in place in the two years since the mistake was made. The critics who shed light on the incident, however, cite the security breach as a reason for alternate transit security. “I would hope there would be no loss of confidence,” Anne Drennan, spokeswoman for the Vancouver area Transit Police, said in an interview Monday. “This is the error of one officer. It wasn’t a situation, fortunately, where anybody was actually put at risk but it’s something that should never have happened and we’ve taken steps to ensure that it won’t happen again.” The glass bottle containing a chewing gumsized wad of explosive material was missing for two days before the doghandling transit officer noticed in January 2011 that his kit was incomplete. By that time, the plane where the exercise was staged was back in service and on the ground in Ontario. Authorities including the RCMP and Coast Guard were involved in a vigorous search that finally gave an all-clear for use of the aircraft after 14 checks. They came to the conclusion the device had likely been picked up as trash, transported to a dump and incinerated. Drennan said preventing future incidents includes requiring any officer involved in training to fill in a log book showing all the samples have been returned and the kit is completely intact. The force also no longer uses in-service aircraft for training, opting instead for retired planes located at a Vancouver area technical college, she said.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS UCLUELET, B.C. — Inside their one-storey, metal-roofed, plywood shack on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast, Janet Schwartz and her domesticated deer, Bimbo, are returning to their normal lives. Against the background noise of a buzzing generator, professional wrestlers jostle across the screen of a satellite TV as Bimbo snatches and then gobbles down a cigarette from the lips of a couch-bound, 70-year-old boarder named Mike Miller. The law — represented by men and women dressed in black uniforms and carrying guns — is no longer threatening to forcibly separate Schwartz and Bimbo, freeing the 10-year-old doe potentially to the fates of the surrounding rainforest and its hungry wolves and black bears. Once again, a sense of peace permeates this home that flies a faded and weathered Canadian flag from the corner of an outside wall. “We love each other,” said Schwartz who turned 70 on Saturday. “She’ll come up to me and she’ll kiss me right on the lips, like a man kisses a woman. She does the same thing. She kisses.” For four days last week, Schwartz’ life turned as rocky and pitted as the undulating logging road that connects her life to the outside world. Conservation officers had arrived at the property beneath snow-capped mountains and at the bottom of a remote valley near Ucluelet, B.C., with orders to release Bimbo from the thin tether the deer is attached to when outside, said Schwartz. Schwartz was told she wasn’t al-

lowed to touch Bimbo any more. It seems somebody had complained, said Environment Minister Terry Lake earlier in the week, noting it’s illegal to keep wild animals as pets. During those tense days, sleepless nights were made even more restless by nightmares, said Schwartz. There were news stories and Facebook pages, and by Friday, the government had changed its mind. Schwartz could keep her pet with the help of a veterinarian and conservation officers. “It makes me feel good,” said Schwartz of the announcement. “She is my life, OK, and I’ve had her since the day she’s been born.” The relationship began when a friend found the orphaned fawn along a nearby logging road, more than a kilometre away from her current home, said Schwartz. The friend brought the fawn over because she knew Schwartz had raised a buck before. Schwartz named the fawn Bimbo, based on a Gene Autry song that was playing inside her home at the time, and began feeding the animal goat’s milk and Pablum. “She is my family, as though I bore her,” said Schwartz. “It’s like I had her myself. That’s how I feel.” Days turned into months and years, and now Bimbo’s a part of the family. At night, Bimbo sleeps on a blanket on the side of Schwartz’ bed, and once in a while, she kicks Schwartz off her bed, forcing the senior onto a nearby couch. In the middle of the night, Schwartz gets her up and guides her to a squaremetre plastic tub where Bimbo urinates.

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late a different decision-making process for the officer,” said Bray. “Not to get too deep into our firearm training, but the distance between us and the individual, what is behind the individual, is very much a consideration when you’re thinking about using a firearm. So again, a Taser is a lower level use of force option that our officers will now be able to access and utilize.” Officials said it will likely be months before Tasers are rolled out across the province and that everyone who is Tasered will also get medical attention. The commission decision comes after a review that started in 2007. The review considered national guidelines for Taser use that were agreed to by federal, provincial and territorial justice ministers in 2010, as well as recommendations made at a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, who died in October 2007 after four RCMP officers repeatedly stunned him with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport. Thomas Braidwood, the former judge who oversaw a two-part public inquiry into Dziekanski’s death and Taser use, concluded Tasers have the capacity to kill in certain situations, and he said they should be used far less often — only in cases involving bodily harm or the threat of bodily harm. Taser called the decision by the Saskatchewan Police Commission great news. Steve Tuttle, the company’s vicepresident of communications, said every jurisdiction has to develop its own guidelines. “You want to have this well thought out, well-planned and with good oversight,” Tuttle said of the Saskatchewan policy.


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In Indian wedding ceremonies, turmeric is applied to both the groom and the bride to ward off the evil eye and to ensure a safe passage into their new stage of life. It is also considered a great beauty aid. By virtue of its yellow colour, turmeric paste when applied on the bride or the groom is also believed to make them look fresh with glowing skin during the marriage ceremony.

The Golden Goddess TURMERIC IS SO MUCH MORE IN INDIAN CULTURE THAN SPICE TO FLAVOUR AND COLOUR THE CURRIES

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ndia has so many spices to boast about, but one that stands above the rest has to be turmeric. It is so elite and divine, that I refer to it as the “golden goddess!” It is vibrant yellow in colour with a slight bitter taste and a fragrance that is reminiscent of ginger. While it is best known as one of spices used to make curries, turmeric is very popular food additive used to impart that yellow colour to mustards, relishes and MADHU many varieties of pickles. BADONI Found in probably every Indian spice rack, turmeric is so intertwined in the Indian culture that it plays a much greater role than just a spice to flavour and colour the curries. The dried turmeric root is considered a symbol of purity, prosperity, and fertility and is used in ceremonial and religious functions. In Indian wedding ceremonies, turmeric is applied to both, the groom and the bride, to ward off the evil eye and to ensure a safe passage into their new stage of life. It is also considered a great beauty aid. By virtue of its yellow colour, turmeric paste when applied on the bride or the groom is believed to make them look glowing and vibrant before the marriage ceremony. There are also many ancient Ayurvedic formulas utilizing turmeric; according to this traditional medicine which is widely practiced in the Indian household, turmeric is ‘spice of life.’ Curcumin — the pigment that gives turmeric its yellow-orange colour — is the active ingredient that is believed to possess many beneficial properties. During my teenage years whenever there was any acne sighting or if I had darkened too much under the summer sun, my mom would mix flour, turmeric, yogurt, and mustard oil to create an instant face mask that would heal breakouts, fade scars and lighten skin. If you cut your hand, an Indian housewife will quickly reach into her spice rack to produce a turmeric paste to act as antiseptic for the wound. During my recent trip to India, when my kids had acquired a slight cough, one of my sisters-inlaw reminded me that milk boiled with turmeric and honey is also tried and true cure for a cold remedy. I wasn’t able to test this out with my kids

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because both found Buckley’s cough syrup more appealing! Inhaling the fumes of burning turmeric is also used to provide instant relief from congestion. To relieve pain from arthritis or sprains it is common to apply a paste made from turmeric, lime, and salt. Is there any truth to these Ayurvedic treatments? Probably. The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the years. Research finding from Britain and the United States has suggested that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving benefits in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. This alone may be enough reason to include turmeric into one’s diet. Now, how to get that rather bitter tasting powder into your body? First of all, it must be cooked! You can either boil it in water for 8-10 minutes to make turmeric paste or sizzle in a little ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil for 20 to 30 seconds. This takes out the bitter taste and also releases the essences of the turmeric into the oil or water. There are many ways to introduce the golden spice into your dinner routine. Sharp and earthy in flavour turmeric complements any kind of poultry or seafood by giving it a warm colour and accenting the natural flavours of the meat. It also goes well with rice, lentil, or vegetable dishes. Adding it to soups and stews improves the colour as well as the flavour, and when melted with butter and drizzled over pasta or cooked vegetables, turmeric provides a bright splash of colour as well as irresistible taste. Whatever dish you use it in, it should, however, be used sparingly. While turmeric tastes pleasantly spicy, a little goes a long way and it gets stronger as it cooks.

Ayurvedic Turmeric Milk ½ cup water 2 cups milk ½ - 1 tsp turmeric powder 2-3 whole black peppercorns 2-3 whole cardamom pods, cracked ½ inch ginger, roughly chopped Pinch of saffron, optional Sweetener like honey Mix water and turmeric together and simmer for 8 minutes. Add milk and spices and boil again for four to five minutes. Heat the milk along with the spices for two to three minutes. Add the sweetener to taste if using. Strain and serve.

Mango Lentil Dahl 1 cup yellow lentils 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt, divided ½ teaspoon ground turmeric 1 tablespoon canola oil ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 mangoes, peeled and diced ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro Place lentils in a colander and rinse until the water runs clear. Combine lentils, four cups water, ½ teaspoon salt and turmeric in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, partially cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and cook until fragrant and starting to brown, about 30 seconds. Add onion; cook, stirring, until soft and beginning to brown, four to six minutes. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cayenne and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, for one minute more. Stir the garlic mixture and mangoes into the lentils. Return to a simmer; cook, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are falling apart, 10 to 15 minutes more. Stir in cilantro.

Turmeric Quinoa 1 cup Quinoa, rinsed in a fine mesh strainer 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3/4 onion, diced 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 2 red hot chili peppers, finely sliced 1 teaspoon turmeric 1½ teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 3/4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped Heat oil in med. sized saucepan on med/high heat, add onions and sauté for about five minutes or until starting to brown. Add ginger, chili’s and quinoa. Stir constantly for one minute, then add the turmeric, coriander, cinnamon and salt. stir again for another minute. Add the water and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water has been absorbed. Toss with chopped cilantro, adjust seasoning. Madhu Badoni is a Red Deer-based freelance food writer. She can be reached at madhubadoni@gmail. com or on Twitter @madhubadoni. Watch for Madhu’s Masala-Mix blog on www.reddeeradvocate.com.

Left: There are also many ancient Ayurvedic formulas utilizing turmeric — milk boiled with turmeric and honey is also a tried-and-true cure for a cold remedy in ancient Indian medicine; Middle: . It is derived from a plant native to India that is part of the ginger family. It is made from the boiled, dried, cleaned and polished roots of the turmeric plant; Right: Check out turmeric quinoa if you are trying to incorporate turmeric into your diet.


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I would like to say I am an outgoing a summer job at a place that provided people person, but truth is I am more box lunches for the pilots that flew of a happy hermit. I like people, don’t into the remote island 160 km from get me wrong, but I savour Canada’s eastern shore. my solitude. A co-worker who had I don’t know if we are once worked on Sable Isborn that way or made. I land piqued Zoe’s interest certainly grew up with wide enough that when she got a open spaces. Our nearest chance to fly to the island neighbours were two miles herself she grabbed it. away. It was love at first sight And although I had two for the 21-year-old. siblings, they are four and By her own admission a half and six years older she never intended the than me. A meaningless age chance visit to turn into a difference now, but when lifetime of working on the you’re six and your sisters island, it just turned out SHANNON are twelve and going on that way. MCKINNON eleven, it seems like a lot. She simply took whatevBy the time I was twelve er jobs and volunteer posithey had both moved out, so tions she could get just to in a lot of ways I felt like an set her feet back on Sable only child. But I was rarely sand... and on Sable sand lonely. they have stayed. I always identified with Pa in the Forty-two years later Zoe still lives Laura Ingalls Wilder books. and works on the island. Among other As soon as he could see smoke from things, she is the horse lady. a neighbour’s chimney he complained She keeps records on the births, the woods were getting too crowded deaths and everything in between for and it was time to move on. the wild horse population. Solitude I can remember telling my own fam- and wild horses, does it get any better ily how I wanted to live in a log house than that? (My family would say, “But in the woods. “But we do live in a log you already have solitude and horses.” house in the woods,” they pointed out. And I would reply but this is more “Yes, but I want to live more in the solitude and horses.) Zoe also keeps woods,” I answered, at a loss to explain track of things that wash up on the that while our house was indeed made beach; everything from party balloons of logs and surrounded by woods, we and tennis balls to walrus skulls and were also only twenty minutes from dolphins. Her strangest finds include the nearest town and on a school bus a congratulatory wedding balloon for route. Josie and Jason dated for a month afThere was a brief period in my life ter she found it. when I entertained the idea of being a Even if you have no interest in solilighthouse keeper or working in a for- tude, science or surf, Zoe’s story is still estry tower. pure inspiration. An art student with The attraction was the isolation. no official science degree managed to All those hours with just me and spend a lifetime doing exactly what the crashing surf or the endless for- she loved, simply because she refused est... and the family could come too, to take her eye off the prize. There is a of course. Except they didn’t want to. saying that goes, “A river cuts through And lighthouses and forestry stations rock not because of its power but its were being phased out faster than cas- persistence.” sette tapes. And – perhaps the biggest Zoe was persistent. stumbling block of all — I was terrified She teaches us that we can be too. of heights. If you want to know more about Zoe If I had it to do over again, there and her lifetime of work on Sable Isisn’t a lot about my life I would change. land check out her website www.greenIn fact, the only person I have ever re- horsesociety.com. ally envied is Zoe Lucas. The Rick Mercer Report recently visShe lives pretty much year round on ited the island and you can find the Sable Island — a place with a popula- clip that includes a wonderful segment tion that fluctuates between five and with Zoe and Rick on YouTube or via six people depending on how many sci- his own website www.rickmercer.com. entists are working there at the time. Get inspired and then set your eyes on The island is really more of a sand- your own prize – whatever and wherbar measuring 42 km long and a mere ever that may be. And then persist. 1.5 km wide. Zoe first came to this sandbar island Shannon McKinnon is a humour colin 1971. At the time she was a jewelry umnist from Northern BC. You can read student at the Nova Scotia College of past columns by visiting www.shannonArt and Design in Halifax, and working mckinnon.com

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Returning veteran may need professional intervention Question: We have a friend who just We’ve been under a lot of stress returned home from Afghanistan. He’s over the last year due to finances, and finding it very hard to transition to life I’ve been unable to find a job. at home again. What can I do to show her that I love How can we help him? her and want to make our marriage Jim: It can be incredibly difficult work? I feel like she has given up hope for service members to tranin our relationship and sitsition from deployment back uation. to the home front. Your conDr. Greg Smalley, execucern for his well-being is adtive director of marriage and mirable. family formation: I’m sorry Author Erin Prater has to learn of your predicawritten extensively about ment. As you’ve discovered, the challenges service memunemployment can present bers face after deployment. formidable challenges to According to her, normal your marriage. reactions during the first six When it comes to findto eight weeks after a soling gainful employment, dier’s return can include irit may be time for drastic regular sleeping patterns, measures. Even if you find JIM anger, appetite and weight a job that seems menial and DALY change, susceptibility to illunfulfilling, it might be necness, frustration, fatigue, essary to take it for the time restlessness, hypervigilance, being. Also, consider the insecurity, anxiety, crying possibility of relocating. If spells, memory lapses, inyou have to move, you can ability to trust, flashbacks and more. look at it as a fresh start and an opporPrater suggests that service mem- tunity for you and your wife to nurture bers’ spouses can help them through your relationship away from the dethis process by encouraging them to mands of family and friends. get ample healthy food, rest and exerIndeed, the damage to your marital cise, find time for hobbies, avoid the relationship is of even more pressing use of illegal substances or excessive concern than your unemployment. You alcohol, spend time with friends and may not feel like it, but go out of your family, and if necessary, seek profes- way to have fun and keep things “light” sional help. — it’s crucial to keep up your morale You didn’t mention whether your while waiting for circumstances to imfriend is married, but to the extent prove. you’re able, you can play a role in helpA cheerful, positive attitude will go ing him readjust, too. a long way in a situation like this. Be willing to spend time with him in Also, although you may not feel like a quiet setting, without pressuring him your finances can handle it right now, I to talk about his experiences unless it urge you and your wife to seek counselis his desire to do so. ing. You can start with a free consultaYet give him openings and per- tion with a member of our counseling mission to do so if he wishes. Talking team here at Focus on the Family, who things out can be very helpful. will also be able to refer you to a qualiFinally, Prater says that if these fied professional in your area. symptoms extend beyond eight weeks, Losing a job is hard, but don’t let or if they’re accompanied by suicidal it rob you of the gift of your marriage. thoughts, violent behavior and so on, If you and your wife are to weather medical and psychiatric intervention this storm, you need to be on the same may be necessary. team. Watch for the warning signs, and be willing to come alongside your friend Jim Daly is a husband and father, an in the same way you would reach out to author, and president of Focus on the anyone who has experienced trauma. Family and host of the Focus on the FamQuestion: My wife and I have been ily radio program. Catch up with him at married for 30 years, but we are strug- www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.facegling. book.com/DalyFocus.

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The acquisition of wisdom takes many forms “The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.” — H. L. Mencken, American journalist and literary critic

I’m talking about the truly wise and empowered individuals who model their beliefs and values and set a positive example for all of us to follow. It’s really a matter of asking the right person the right questions. “I haven’t learned everything the The quality of the answer is typicalhard way,” I admitted, “just ly dependent on the quality most things.” of the question posed. “Not me,” replied Beth. American author and “I’ve had to learn everymotivator Andy Andrews thing through trial and erhas put together a list of ror.” what he calls the seven best Beth and I had been questions to ask the truly talking about wisdom and wise individual. how some people have the Says Andrews, “I’ve been ability to watch others and intentional about coming learn powerful life lessons up with the best possible without the stress of actuquestions to ask people who ally “living” the experihave done things I would ence. Like most people, I’ve like to do or who have made mistakes, endured avoided things I would like consequences and learned to avoid.” MURRAY lessons. Here’s Andrews’ list: FUHRER On rare occasions, I’ve 1. What’s the first thing been able to glean valuable you do when you’re delessons and gain wisdom by pressed? observing others. 2. What’s the most imporBeth said that despite tant decision you’ve ever her best efforts she seemed made in your life? destined to gain her wisdom from the 3. What’s the worst decision you’ve school of hard knocks. ever made in your life? She used the metaphor of stepping 4. If you were to give an 18-year-old off the curb and getting struck by a one specific piece of wisdom, what blue car. would it be? “It hurts to get hit, so I will never 5. What’s the smartest thing your again step out in front of a blue car.” parents ever did? To clarify she added, “But a red car or 6. What’s the last thing you do bea white car or even a pickup truck — fore you go to bed? that’s an entirely different story.” 7. What difference did someone I suppose there are those of us who make in your life as a child? can’t see the similarity in experiences Andrew says that asking these quesand thus are doomed to live a “hit and tions will typically garner a lifetime’s run” life. worth of wisdom in the amount of time The fact that Beth is able to recog- it takes to make a bowl of Ramen noonize that tendency tells me she’s a lot dles. wiser than she thinks. Of course, what you do with the anTo me, wisdom is knowledge in ac- swers is up to you. I’d suggest you pontion. It is awareness put into practice. der them all and put some of them into Surprisingly, there are more ways than practice. you might imagine of gaining wisdom. Andrew advises us to ask ourselves Choice and consequence – when ob- who in our life might have some good served objectively — can be a powerful answers to these questions. tool for learning. He suggests we make a list and then When I was younger, in particular, I pick up the phone and start asking. Rewould watch some of the choices made cently, I posted question number four by my peers and the subsequent fall- on a social networking site. out. One comment particularly struck a There were many things I was not chord with me. going to attempt because of the conseIt’s a quote from Shirdi Sai Baba, quences. the renowned Indian guru, yogi and Admittedly, some of my choices fakir. were curtained by fear but I can say “Before you speak ask yourself: Is that there were catastrophes that I es- it kind, is it necessary, it is true, does caped thanks to the sorry examples set it improve upon the silence?” If you by those around me. were asked this question or any of the I think most people believe that wis- seven, how might you respond? dom can best be acquired through acAcquiring wisdom is a lifelong protive living, study and reflection. Others cess for all of us. If we actively seek suggest having a great mentor or a life wisdom we will most certainly find coach. it and often in the most unexpected Experience may be a good teacher places. but it’s not the only way to acquire “By three methods we may learn wisdom. wisdom,” declared the Chinese phiIf we are open and receptive we can losopher, Confucius. actually learn from the examples set “First, by reflection, which is noby those around us. blest. Second, by imitation, which is I’ve met wise people and people easiest and third by experience, which with a wealth of knowledge and expe- is the bitterest.” rience. Not the same thing, but both I remember reading once that the have much to share if we ask the right true teacher cannot teach you anything questions and then stop to listen care- but can only remind you of what, on fully. some level, you already know. Perhaps The interesting thing about wisdom we’re all a little wiser than we realize. is the people that possess it are often Take a few moments to ponder the quite happy to pass it along to you and life lessons you have learned and usually free of charge. how they’ve made you wiser. How can Don’t buy into the old notion that that wisdom be exercised in valuable free advice is worth what you pay for ways? it. Sure, there are people who are Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and more than happy to offer you their ad- facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme vice — especially when you don’t want Esteem: The Four Factors. For more informaor require it. tion on self-esteem, check the Extreme EsI’m not talking about those people. teem website at www.extremeesteem.ca.

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A legacy of division FORTY YEARS ON, ROE VERSUS WADE ABORTION RULING STILL CREATES UNRELENTING DIVISION reporters on Jan. 10. “If I had the power to do so legally, I’d do so tomorrow.� The clinic is a steady target of anti-abortion protesters who take turns praying, singing hymns and confronting patients. Its administrator, Diane Derzis, says the three principal physicians on her staff have been unable to get admitting privileges at area hospitals due to pressure from the anti-abortion movement. Such developments hearten Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life, one of the groups most active in proposing anti-abortion bills for state legislatures to consider. “Within the context of Roe, we have been remark-

medication. She expressed dismay at the spate of restrictive laws that she and many of her fellow physicians view as ill-founded. “Initially, we’d say, ’That’s ridiculous’ — and now NEW YORK — By today’s politically polarized we’re stuck with them,� she said. standards, the Supreme Court’s momentous Roe v. Despite all the furor, abortion has been commonWade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, place in the post-Roe era, with about one-third of 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to adult women estimated to have had at least one in abortion. their lifetime. Forty years and roughly 55 million abortions later, Of the roughly 1.2 million U.S. women who have however, the ruling’s legacy is the opposite of conabortions each year, half are 25 or older, about 18 sensus. Abortion ranks as one of the most intractably per cent are teens, and the rest are 20-24. About 60 divisive issues in America and is likely to remain so per cent have given birth to least one child prior to as rival camps of true believers see little space for getting an abortion. A disproportionately high numcommon ground. ber are black or Hispanic; and reUnfolding events in two states illusof race, high abortion rates ‘UNLIKE A LOT OF OTHER ISSUES IN THE CULTURE WARS, gardless trate the depth of the divide. In New are linked to economic hard times. York, already a bastion of liberal aborThe Roe opinion, written by JusTHIS IS THE ONE IN WHICH BOTH SIDES REALLY REGARD tion laws, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged tice Harry Blackmun, asserted that THEMSELVES AS CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS, TRYING TO in his Jan. 9 State of the State speech to the right to privacy extended to a entrench those rights even more firmly. women’s decision on whether to end EXPAND THE FRONTIERS OF HUMAN FREEDOM.’ In Mississippi, where many antia pregnancy. States have been alabortion laws have been enacted in re— JON SHIELDS, A PROFESSOR OF GOVERNMENT lowed to restrict abortion access at cent years, the lone remaining abortion AT CLAREMONT MCKENNA COLLEGE late stages of pregnancy, but only if clinic is on the verge of closure because they make exceptions for protecting nearby hospitals won’t grant obligatory the mother’s health — and the net admitting privileges to its doctors. ably successful in terms of expanding the legal pro- result has been one of the most liberal abortion poli“Unlike a lot of other issues in the culture wars, tection of human life,� Yoest said. “We’re working to cies in the world. this is the one in which both sides really regard make Roe irrelevant.� At the time of Roe v. Wade, abortion was legal themselves as civil rights activists, trying to expand Yoest’s optimism derives partly from her belief on request in four states, allowed under limited cirthe frontiers of human freedom,� said Jon Shields, a that young Americans are increasingly skeptical cumstances in about 16 others, and outlawed under professor of government at Claremont McKenna Col- about abortion, though polls give mixed verdicts on nearly all circumstances in the other states, includlege. “That’s a recipe for permanent conflict.� ing Texas, where the Roe case originated. this matter. On another hot-button social issue — same-sex One of the most liberal members of the current “It is really easy to explain the pro-life position to marriage — there’s been a strong trend of increasing a child — it’s hard to explain to them why you should Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is support in recent years, encompassing nearly all ma- kill a baby before it’s born,� Yoest said. among those who have questioned the timing of the jor demographic categories. Supporters of legal access to abortion dispute the Roe ruling and suggested that it contributed to the There’s been no such dramatic shift, in either di- notion of swelling anti-abortion sentiment among ongoing bitter debate. rection, on abortion. “It’s not that the judgment was wrong, but it young people, but some activists do sense a gap in For example, a new Pew Research Center poll terms of political intensity. moved too far too fast,� Ginsburg said at Columbia finds 63 per cent of U.S. adults opposed to overturn“I have enormous hope in this millennial genera- University last year. ing Roe, compared to 60 per cent in 1992. The latest tion — they’re progressive, thoughtful and they idenShe said the court could have put off dealing with Gallup poll on the topic shows 52 per cent of Ameri- tify in their pro-choice values,� said Nancy Keenan, abortion while the state-by-state process evolved or cans saying abortion should be legal under certain who will soon be stepping down after eight years as it could have struck down just the Texas law, which circumstances, 25 per cent wanting it legal in all cas- president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. allowed abortions only to save a mother’s life. es and 20 per cent wanting it outlawed in all cases — Asked about Ginsburg’s musings, Cecile Rich“But there is an intensity gap — they don’t act on roughly the same breakdown as in the 1970s. those values,� Keenan said. “The other side votes ards of Planned Parenthood said the Roe ruling was “There’s a large share of Americans for whom their anti-choice, pro-life values — it’s at the top of critically needed to curb unsafe abortions in states this is not a black-and-white issue,� said Michael Di- their political activity.� where the procedure was outlawed. mock, the Pew centre’s director. “The circumstances “Women were paying the price with their lives,� She drew a contrast with the push for same-sex matter to them.� she said. marriage. Indeed, many conflicted respondents tell pollsters However, Carter Snead, a Notre Dame law pro“With marriage equality, gays and lesbians are they support the right to legal abortion while consid- fighting for something they didn’t have,� Keenan fessor who has studied abortion and bioethics, said ering it morally wrong. And a 2011 survey of 3,000 said. “In the case of reproductive rights, you’re try- Blackmun’s opinion was wrong to dismantle state adults by the Public Religion Research Institute ing to maintain the status quo. The millennial gen- anti-abortion laws so sweepingly. found many who classified themselves as both “pro- eration doesn’t see it as threatened.� “One key virtue of democracy is that, win or lose, life� and “pro-choice.� Another difference: the campaign for same-sex the outcomes are generally seen as legitimate beShields, like many scholars of the abortion de- marriage has benefited greatly from personal tes- cause all of the competing sides have had their say,� bate, doubts a victor will emerge anytime soon. timony by gay couples, speaking out in legislative Snead said in an email. “There are reasonable arguments on both sides, hearings and campaign videos. By contrast, although “In Roe, the court short-circuited this process making rationally defensible moral claims,� he said. millions of American women have had abortions, entirely, and handed a near total victory to one side Nonetheless, the rival legions of activists and ad- relatively few speak out publicly to defend their de- of a bitterly contested question on the gravest of matvocacy groups on the front lines of the conflict each cisions. ters.� claim momentum is on their side as they convene Snead said abortion opponents have an endur“If you know some women, you know a woman symposiums and organize rallies to commemorate who’s had abortion,� said Dr. Anne Davis, who is ingly compelling argument — “that the smallest, the Roe anniversary. medical director for Physicians for Reproductive weakest, and most unwanted nevertheless have a Supporters of legal access to abortion were re- Choice and Health and provides abortions as part of claim on us.� lieved by the victory of their ally, President Barack her practice in New York City. But he said this argument can’t be translated Obama, over anti-abortion Republican Mitt Romney “But you do not see women talking about their into public policy without a change in the Supreme in November. Court’s makeup. abortions,� Davis said. A key reason for the relief related to the Supreme Looking ahead, there’s no clear path toward an “They do what they need to do and move on. I Court, whose nine justices are believed to divide can’t blame people for that.� easing of the debate. Some activists and politicians 5-4 in favour of a broad right to abortion. Romney, if Davis, who learned abortion techniques during say common ground could be found in a broad new elected, might have been able to appoint conserva- her residency at the University of Washington in the campaign to curtail unintended pregnancies, but tive justices who could help overturn Roe v. Wade, mid-’90s, said the procedure has become increas- many anti-abortion leaders have shown little interbut Obama’s victory makes that unlikely at least for ingly safe — notably with the advent of abortions via est in this. the next four years. Abortion-rights groups also were heartened by a backlash to certain anti-abortion initiatives and rhetoric that they viewed as extreme. “Until politicians feel there’s a price to pay for voting against women, they will continue to do it,� said Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a lightning rod for conservative attacks because it’s the leading abortion provider in the U.S. In Missouri and Indiana, Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate lost races that their party initially expected to win after making widely criticized comments regarding abortion rights for impregnated rape victims. In Virginia, protests combined with mockery on late-night TV shows prompted GOP politicians to scale back a bill that would have required women seeking abortions to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound. “All these things got Americans angry and got them to realize just how extreme the other side is,� said Jennifer Dalven, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project. “This issue will remain very divisive,� she said. “But I do see this as a sea-change moment... The American public wants abortion to remain safe, legal and accessible.� However, anti-abortion leaders insist they have reason for optimism, particularly at the state level. In the past two years, following Republican election gains in 2010, GOP-dominated state legislatures have passed more than 130 bills intended to reduce access to abortion. The measures include mandatory counselling and ultrasound for women seeking abortions, bans on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, curbs on how insurers cover the procedure, and new regulations for abortion clinics. The ACLU and other abortion-rights groups are challenging several of the laws in court, notably the 20-week ban. Yet already this year, Republican leaders in Texas, Mississippi and elsewhere are talking about new legislative efforts to restrict abortion. Mississippi’s Gov. Phil Bryant says he wants to end abortion in the state and is eager for the remaining clinic, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, to close. “My goal, of course, is to shut it down,� Bryant told BY DAVID CRARY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 Sports line 403-343-2244 Fax 403-341-6560 sports@reddeeradvocate.com

Flames snuffed by Ducks STEVEN JYLES

ESKIMOS DUMP JYLES Quarterback Steven Jyles, who came to Edmonton in the trade that sent all-star pivot Ricky Ray to Toronto, has been released by the Eskimos. Jyles played in 10 games for the Eskimos last season, including nine starts. He was unable to infuse much life into Edmonton’s offence, completing 129 of 220 passes (58.6 per cent) for 1,756 yards. Jyles had six touchdowns, but just as many interceptions. Jyles was traded to Edmonton in December 2011 with non-import kicker Grant Shaw and Toronto’s first selection (second overall) in the 2012 CFL Canadian draft in exchange for Ray. The trade, agreed to by then-Eskimos general manager Eric Tillman, was largely panned in Edmonton. Ray went on to lead Toronto to a Grey Cup.

Today

● Midget A hockey: Red Deer Minor Hockey Outdoor Winter Classic, games at 4, 5:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Bower rinks. ● College basketball: Calgary St. Mary’s at RDC, women at 6 p.m., men to follow. ● WHL: Brandon at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Minor midget AAA hocey: Lloydminster at Red Deer IROC, 7:45 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Stettler, 8 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Calgary Blazers at Sylvan Lake, 8 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Innisfail at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Stony Plain at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

● Midget A hockey: Red Deer Minor Hockey Outdoor Winter Classic, games at 8, 8:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m., 1:50, 3:15, 4:30, 5, 7:30 and 8 p.m.; skills competition at 2 p.m.; Bower rinks. ● Peewee AA hockey: Innisfail at Red Deer Parkland, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Major bantam hockey: Calgary Flames at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena; Southeast at Red Deer Black, 4:45 p.m., Arena.

FIGHT THEIR WAY BACK FROM THREE-GOAL DEFICIT ONLY TO FALL SHORT IN THIRD PERIOD THE CANADIAN PRESS Ducks 5 Flames 4 CALGARY — Daniel Winnik scored twice Monday night as the Anaheim Ducks made it two straight wins on the road with a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames, who have opened up the season with consecutive home losses. Signed as a free agent last summer, Winnik has found instant chemistry on a line with Saku Koivu and Andrew Cogliano. All three of them were in on Winnik’s go-ahead goal at 4:02 of the third period, which broke a 3-3 tie. The culprit on the play, 150 feet from where the goal was scored, was Calgary centre Alex Tanguay. His pass into the slot on a Flames rush was picked off by Cogliano, who promptly turned and led a rush up ice that was eventually finished off by Winnik. Winnik, with his third and fourth goals of the season, is tied with Chicago’s Marian Hossa for most goals in the very young NHL season and is suddenly just seven goals off his career high. Ryan Getzlaf added his second goal of the night at 11:15 to make it 5-3, and, although the Flames got back to within one on Lee Stempniak’s breakaway goal three minutes later, Calgary was unable to get the tying goal past Ducks

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Anaheim Ducks’ Andrew Cogliano celebrates the team’s third goal as Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff reacts during first period NHL action in Calgary, Monday. goaltender Jonas Hiller. Koivu had the other goal for Anaheim (20-0), which will enjoy a rare three-day rest in this year’s compressed schedule before playing host to Vancouver in a home opener Friday. Curtis Glencross, with two goals, and Tanguay also scored for Calgary (0-2-0). The Flames will

next try their luck on the road with a trip to Vancouver to play the Canucks on Wednesday. On the heels of a 4-1 loss Sunday night to the San Jose Sharks in which Calgary led 1-0 after one period, only to fall apart, the Flames got off to the worst possible start. Fans were still making their way to the seats

when Anaheim opened the scoring at 1:06 on a nifty deflection by Getzlaf of Toni Lydman’s point shot. Koivu flicked in Cogliano’s centring pass at 7:23 to make it 2-0, and three minutes later Winnik’s shot deflected off Wideman and behind Miikka Kiprusoff. With Anaheim up 3-0

on the scoreboard, 9-2 on the shot clock, and having sucked all the energy out of the Scotiabank Saddledome’s normally boisterous sea of red fans, the Flames were looking for a spark and they got one when Lydman was sent off for cross-checking at 16:15. With new addition Dennis Wideman quarterbacking the power play, it took Calgary 39 seconds to connect when Wideman’s shot was deflected in by Glencross. Calgary cut the deficit to 3-2 with 26 seconds left in the first after Tanguay beat Hiller over the blocker on a wrist shot. A penalty with one second left in the first put the Flames back onto the power play to open up the second period and again it was Glencross connecting with another deflection. This time it was Mike Cammalleri’s shot that he tipped home to tie it 3-3. With that, the crowd was right back into it again with the first “Go Flames Go” chant breaking out shortly after. Calgary outshot the Ducks 14-3 in the second and could have taken the lead if not for some sharp saves from Hiller, his best being a pad save off Stempniak on a breakaway that would have put Calgary in front. Hiller finished the game with 21 saves, while Kiprusoff stopped 19 shots.

Nets edge Knicks in all-New York battle BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nets 88 Knicks 85 NEW YORK — Joe Johnson and the Nets left Madison Square Garden for the last time this regular season, even with the Knicks in the series and right behind them in the standings. Year One of a new rivalry for Brooklyn and New York is over — barring a postseason matchup — and Johnson thinks it lived up to expectations. “You’ve got two teams in New York. They want to be the top dogs. We want to be the top dogs. It’s a battle. We split. We’ll see what happens next,” he said. Johnson made the go-ahead jumper with 22 seconds left and scored 25 points, leading the Nets to an 88-85 victory over the Knicks on Monday and a split of the four games between the city rivals. Deron Williams added 14 points and 12 assists for the Nets, who cut the Knicks’ Atlantic Division lead to one game. Brook Lopez had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Kris Humphries came off the bench for 11 points and 13 boards. Brooklyn won the first matchup, and then New York took the next two and opened a huge lead in the standings that the Nets have spent most of the last month wiping away. “Big game tonight! The Garden got really quiet on the way out!” Humphries posted on Twitter. Carmelo Anthony had 29 points and seven assists for the Knicks, but missed all six shots in the fourth quarter and finished 11 of 29 for the game. J.R. Smith scored 16 points and Amare

Stoudemire 15. “It’s over. We don’t see them anymore, but it is the beginning of something that’s going to be here for a long, long time.” Anthony said. “These games that we play against Brooklyn are definitely going to be tough, hard battles and as a Knick, we definitely look forward to that challenge and look forward to playing them four times.” There’s still the hope of a playoff battle in the spring, both teams well positioned to reach the post-season. “I think it’s a good rivalry right now. It’s a very good rivalry. It’s got the potential to be even better,” Nets interim coach P.J. Carlesimo said. “That’s with a lot of friendships among the players and the coaching staffs. It’s really good for New York basketball.” The Nets survived a pair of lengthy droughts in the second half but got 10 points in the final period from Johnson, who used to play for Knicks coach Mike Woodson in Atlanta and has become the player Brooklyn turns to for big shots in the clutch. Anthony had his 26th straight 20-point game, tied with Stoudemire for third-longest streak in franchise history, but the Knicks were sluggish early in their first game since playing in London on Thursday and lost for the third straight time on Martin Luther King Day. The Knicks led by three before consecutive 3-pointers by CJ Watson and Johnson gave Brooklyn a 78-75 lead. Smith scored, but then Johnson made another 3 and a jumper to extend the lead to 83-77 with 5:38 remaining before the Nets went cold again.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Keith Bogans tries to block New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in their NBA game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday.

Miller stones Leafs to spoil home opener BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller makes a pad save as he is screened by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin while Sabres defenceman Christian Ehrhoff looks on during second period action in Toronto on Monday.

Sabres 2 Maple Leafs 1 TORONTO, Ontario — Ryan Miller regained his mastery of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Miller stopped 34 shots to lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 victory and spoil Toronto’s home opener. It was Miller’s 28th career win over the Leafs, the most the Sabres netminder has against any NHL team. Miller came into the contest with a 2.44 goals-against average and .922 save percentage versus Toronto (1-1-0), but the Leafs won the season series last year 3-2-1 and were a stellar 3-00 versus the Sabres at Air Canada Centre. “They’ve been kicking my ass the last two years a little bit so it’s time to get back at them,” Miller said. “We’re in one of the biggest cities for hockey, it’s great to

come and play in front of these fans. “It’s a big compliment to Buffalo that we’ve got great fans and in the area. I feel like this is the whole hockey area— a big hotbed — so we come and just try to enjoy yourself and have some fun and it’s fun to win here.” Miller was solid for Buffalo (2-0-0) after registering a 27-save performance in the Sabres’ 5-2 season-opening home win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. The veteran netminder was a big reason while the ACC gathering of 19,475 spent much of the contest sitting on its hands. But Nazem Kadri got the home crowd buzzing when he beat Miller on the power play with 1:42 remaining, his second goal of the season. Toronto’s Joffrey Lupul appeared to tie it 25 seconds later with goalie Ben Scrivens on the bench but the goal was disallowed.


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Basketball

GF GA 166 104 167 124 138 150 160 163 166 162 124 153

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 47 34 10 2 1 205 118 Kamloops 49 30 14 2 3 172 133 Victoria 45 25 17 1 2 146 149 Prince George 46 14 26 2 4 114 168 Vancouver 48 12 36 0 0 131 208

Pt 67 66 55 51 49 43

Pt 71 65 53 34 24

U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Portland 46 37 7 1 1 208 106 76 Spokane 47 29 17 1 0 181 145 59 Tri-City 47 27 17 1 2 153 137 57 Everett 48 20 26 0 2 123 169 42 Seattle 47 18 26 2 1 141 188 39 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. Sunday’s results Edmonton 6 Prince George 1 Everett 4 Vancouver 0 Medicine Hat 3 Red Deer 0 Seattle 6 Lethbridge 5 (SO) Monday’s result Spokane 5 Portland 2 Tuesday’s games Saskatoon at Brandon, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Moose Jaw, 6 p.m. Seattle at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s games Edmonton at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Everett at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Prince Albert at Prince George, 8 p.m. Portland at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s game Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Monday’s summary Chiefs 5, Winterhawks 2 First Period 1. Portland, Rattie 21 (Bjorkstrand, De Leo) 3:12 2. Spokane, Fiddler 31 (Holmberg, Walchuk) 10:38 3. Spokane, Aviani 22 (Helewka) 15:45 Penalties — Iverson Por (tripping) 4:59, Carruth Por (roughing) 11:40, Walchuk Spo, Leipsic Por (roughing) 16:50. Second Period 4. Spokane, Fiddler 32 (Gow) 6:57 (sh) 5. Portland, Kopeck 7 (Peters, Wotherspoon) 15:02 (sh) Penalties — Walchuk Spo (holding opponent’s stick) 0:30, King Spo (delay of game) 5:17, Leipsic Por (checking from behind) 10:51, Vorobev Por (holding) 14:51, King Spo (hooking) 17:55 Third Period 6. Spokane, Aviani 23 (Holmberg) 11:05 7. Spokane, Fiddler 33 (Gal) 19:13 (en) Penalties — Playfair Spo (tripping) 8:30, McIntosh Spo (fighting), Whittingham Spo (fighting, game misconduct), Proft Spo (fighting, game misconduct), Baker Por (fighting, game misconduct), De Champlain Por (fighting, game misconduct), Mahon Por (instigating, double unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting, game misconduct) 19:27, Iverson Por (charging major, game misconduct) 20:00. Shots on goal Spokane 18 12 8 — 38 Portland 16 11 8 — 35 Goal — Spokane: Williams (W,23-11-2); Portland: Carruth (L,20-3-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Spokane: 0-5; Portland: 0-4. Attendance — 5,347 at Portland, Ore. Red Deer Rebels Scoring GP G A Pts Elson 43 16 19 35 Hamilton 50 6 24 30 Dieno 27 14 13 27 Bellerive 47 11 16 27 Ness 50 11 16 27 Dumba 43 10 13 23 Maxwell 50 5 18 23 Millette 38 8 8 16 Bleackley 44 7 8 15 Fleury 44 3 12 15 Gaudet 44 3 12 15 Johnson 34 8 5 13 Underwood 47 2 8 10 Volek 13 5 3 8 Stockl 41 2 5 7 Fafard 46 1 6 7 Pochuk 29 2 3 5 Feser 14 1 3 4 Doetzel 28 0 4 4 Thiel 30 2 0 2 Pouliot 18 0 1 1 Boomgaarden 10 0 1 1 Smith 2 0 0 0 Bartosak 34 0 0 0

PIM 52 27 8 27 26 55 16 16 16 13 37 24 78 4 15 68 8 4 12 27 2 28 0 10

+/7 1 5 -5 1 -3 -2 -6 -8 5 8 0 0 -3 -5 8 -4 -3 -6 -9 — -6 0 —

Goaltenders MP GA SO GAA Sv% 1914 76 2 2.38 .931 914 52 0 3.41 .906

Bartosak Pouliot

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 2 2 0 0 4 9 4 N.Y. Islanders 2 1 1 0 2 5 5 New Jersey 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 N.Y. Rangers 2 0 2 0 0 4 9 Philadelphia 2 0 2 0 0 3 8 Northeast Division W L OT Pts 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

GF GA 5 2 7 3 8 1 3 3 1 2

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Florida 2 1 1 0 2 Tampa Bay 2 1 1 0 2 Winnipeg 2 0 1 1 1 Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 Washington 1 0 1 0 0

GF GA 5 5 9 7 2 6 1 5 3 6

Boston Buffalo Ottawa Toronto Montreal

GP 2 2 2 2 1

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 2 2 0 0 4 11 6 St. Louis 2 2 0 0 4 10 3 Columbus 2 1 0 1 3 6 6 Detroit 2 1 1 0 2 4 9 Nashville 2 0 0 2 2 5 7

Minnesota Edmonton Vancouver Calgary Colorado

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 2 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

GF GA 5 2 3 2 5 10 5 10 2 4

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 2 2 0 0 4 12 7 Dallas 2 1 1 0 2 4 4 San Jose 1 1 0 0 2 4 1 Los Angeles 1 0 1 0 0 2 5 Phoenix 2 0 2 0 0 7 10 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2, SO Buffalo 5, Philadelphia 2 San Jose 4, Calgary 1 Pittsburgh 6, N.Y. Rangers 3 Minnesota 1, Dallas 0 Chicago 6, Phoenix 4 Monday’s Games

Tuesday’s Games Winnipeg at Washington, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 5 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 5:30 p.m. Dallas at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Nashville at Minnesota, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 7 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Monday’s summaries Ducks 5, Flames 4 First Period 1. Anaheim, Getzlaf 1 (Lydman, Perry) 1:06 2. Anaheim, Koivu 1 (Cogliano, Winnik) 7:23 3. Anaheim, Winnik 3 (Souray, Koivu) 10:53 4. Calgary, Glencross 1 (Wideman, Tanguay) 16:54 (pp) 5. Calgary, Tanguay 1 (Iginla, Glencross) 19:34 Penalties — Tanguay Cal (goaltender interference) 11:47, Lydman Ana (cross-checking) 16:15, Allen Ana (interference) 19:59. Second Period 6. Calgary, Glencross 2 (Cammalleri, Wideman) 1:13 (pp) Penalty — Fowler Ana (holding) 5:29. Third Period 7. Anaheim, Winnik 4 (Cogliano, Koivu) 4:02 8. Anaheim, Getzlaf 2 (Perry, Palmieri) 11:15 9. Calgary, Stempniak 2 (Brodie, Horak) 14:04 Penalty — Horak Cal (roughing) 6:46. Shots on goal Anaheim 9 3 12 — 24 Calgary 5 14 6 — 25 Goal — Anaheim: Hiller (W,2-0-0); Calgary: Kiprusoff (L,0-2-0). Power-plays (goals-chances) — Anaheim: 0-2; Calgary: 3-3. Attendance — 19,289 (19,289). Sabres 2, Maple Leafs 1 First Period 1. Buffalo, Hodgson 2 (Ehrhoff, Pominville) 8:51 Penalties — Kaleta Buf (unsportsmanlike conduct), Scott Buf (fighting), Liles Tor (cross-checking), Orr Tor (fighting) 2:34, Hodgson Buf (tripping) 9:11, Stafford Buf (interference) 14:24, Myers Buf (delay of game) 14:45, Ott Buf (closing hand on puck) 16:01. Second Period 2. Buffalo, Pominville 1 (Vanek) 4:51 Penalties — Gunnarsson Tor (interference) 7:06, Kaleta Buf (roughing), Kessel Tor (goaltender interference) 9:40, Vanek Buf (tripping) 11:13, MacArthur Tor (interference) 15:15, Kaleta Buf, Brown Tor (misconduct) 17:49, van Riemsdyk Tor (tripping) 19:30. Third Period 3. Toronto, Kadri 2 (Kostka, Bozak) 18:18 (pp) Penalties — Foligno Buf, Fraser Tor (fighting) 5:41, Kaleta Buf (roughing) 18:14, Hodgson Buf (tripping) 19:53. Shots on goal Buffalo 5 6 9 — 20 Toronto 13 8 13 — 35 Goal — Buffalo: Miller (W,2-0-0); Toronto: Scrivens (L,1-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Buffalo: 0-3; Toronto: 1-7. Attendance — 19,475 (18,819). Red Wings 4 at Blue Jackets 3 (SO) First Period No Scoring Penalties — Tootoo Det (fighting, major), Boll Clb (fighting, major) 0:03, MacKenzie Clb (boarding) 2:29, Tyutin Clb (hooking) 5:57, Foligno Clb (goaltender interference) 15:57, Brunner Det (tripping) 16:41. Second Period 1. Detroit, Lashoff 1 (Samuelsson, Kronwall) 1:10 2. Detroit, White 1 (Franzen, Datsyuk) 14:06 3. Columbus, Atkinson 1 (Johansen, Dorsett) 15:20 Penalties — Calvert Clb (holding stick) 6:46, Kronwall Det (high-sticking), Dorsett Clb (high-sticking) 9:54, Quincey Det (holding) 10:55, Columbus bench (too many men, served by Johansen) 13:03, Cleary Det (delay of game) 13:07. Third Period 4. Columbus, Wisniewski 1 (Brassard, Umberger) 3:24 (pp) 5. Columbus, Prospal 1 (Nikitin, Tyutin) 8:43 (pp) 6. Detroit, Datsyuk 1 (Kronwall, Zetterberg) 13:56 Penalties — Smith Det (cross-checking) 2:39, Zetterberg Det (slashing) 3:38, Quincey Det (interference) 6:47, Anisimov Clb (hooking) 8:57, Cleary Det (boarding) 11:08, Johansen Clb (hooking) 11:56, Franzen Det (roughing), Dubinsky Clb (roughing) 13:44. Overtime No Scoring Penalties — None Shootout Detroit wins 1-0 Detroit (1) — Datsyuk, miss; Filppula, miss; Zetterberg, miss; Brunner, goal. Columbus (0) — Atkinson, miss; Anisimov, miss; Johansen, miss; Calvert, miss. Shots on goal Detroit 13 12 13 4 — 42 Columbus 5 14 12 2 — 33 Goal — Detroit: Howard (W,1-1-0); Columbus: Bobrovsky (L,1-0-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Detroit: 0-7; Columbus: 2-7. Attendance — 19,206 (18,144). Blues 4 at Predators 3 (SO) First Period 1. Nashville, Wilson 1 (Hornqvist, Ellis) 9:10 2. St. Louis, Tarasenko 3 (McDonald, Shattenkirk) 10:28 3. St. Louis, McDonald 1 (Tarasenko, Shattenkirk) 15:04 (pp) 4. Nashville, Fisher 1 (Erat, Hornqvist) 17:13 (pp) Penalties — Shattenkirk StL (roughing), Clune Nash (boarding) 4:55, Legwand Nash (hooking) 13:32, Perron StL (slashing) 16:54, Weber Nash (interference) 17:37, Reaves StL (roughing), Gill Nash (roughing) 19:58. Second Period 5. Nashville, Hornqvist 1 (Erat, Fisher) 12:53 (pp) Penalties — Oshie StL (hooking) 8:25, Shattenkirk StL (interference) 12:31, Polak StL (interference) 18:03. Third Period 6. St. Louis, Pietrangelo 1 (Tarasenko, Schwartz) 12:10 Penalties — Pietrangelo StL (closing hand on puck) 6:04, Schwartz StL (delay of game) 12:58. Overtime No Scoring Penalties — None Shootout St. Louis wins 2-0 St. Louis (2) — Oshie, goal; Steen, goal. Nashville (0) — C.Smith, miss; Erat, miss. Shots on goal St. Louis 14 9 10 6 — 39 Nashville 6 8 10 0 — 24 Goal (shots-saves) — St. Louis: Halak (11-8), Elliott (W,1-0-0)(12:53 second)(13-13); Nashville: Rinne (L,0-0-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — St. Louis: 1-2; Nashville: 2-6. Attendance — 17,113 (17,113). Senators 4, Panthers 0 First Period 1. Ottawa, Turris 2 (Wiercioch, Benoit) 10:41 (pp) Penalties — Mueller Fla (tripping) 4:41, Neil Ott (holding) 6:50, Ellerby Fla (delay of game) 9:04, Skille Fla (tripping) 16:42. Second Period 2. Ottawa, Turris 3 (Latendresse, Benoit) 12:07 Penalties — Ellerby Fla (fighting), Smith Ott (roughing, fighting) 8:39, Kulikov Fla (hooking) 13:15. Third Period 3. Ottawa, O’Brien 1, 17:35 4. Ottawa, Silfverberg 1 (Spezza, Michalek) 18:56 Penalty — Methot Ott (interference) 10:14. Shots on goal Florida 4 12 15 — 31 Ottawa 18 8 11 — 37 Goal — Florida: Theodore (L,1-1-0); Ottawa: Anderson (W,2-0-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Florida: 0-3: Ottawa: 1-4. Attendance — 19,952 (19,153).

No Scoring Penalties — Malone TB (unsportsmanlike conduct), Crombeen TB (fighting, major), Labrie TB (fighting, major), McDonald NYI (unsportsmanlike conduct), Finley NYI (fighting, major), Martin NYI (fighting, major) 0:01, Brewer TB (delay of game) 0:55, Ullstrom NYI (high-sticking) 6:53, Carkner NYI (interference) 14:04. Second Period 1. N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 1 (Streit, Nabokov) 6:50 (pp) 2. N.Y. Islanders, Martin 1 (Tavares) 16:23 3. N.Y. Islanders, Okposo 1 (Tavares, Moulson) 17:35 Penalties — Lee TB (cross-checking) 2:05, Conacher TB (tripping) 5:14, Brewer TB (hooking) 5:38, Martin NYI (holding) 14:16, Aulie TB (crosschecking) 19:07. Third Period 4. N.Y. Islanders, Ullstrom 1 (Aucoin, Hamonic) 1:31 5. Tampa Bay, St. Louis 3 (Stamkos, Conacher) 2:22 6. Tampa Bay, Pouliot 1 (Crombeen, Hall) 7:26 7. Tampa Bay, Stamkos 1 (Conacher, St. Louis) 8:00 Penalties — Thompson TB (holding) 17:32, Lee TB (holding) 18:13. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 7 8 11 — 26 N.Y. Islanders 10 16 18 — 44 Goal — Tampa Bay: Lindback (L,1-1-0); N.Y. Islanders: Nabokov (W,1-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Tampa Bay: 0-3; N.Y. Islanders: 1-7. Attendance — 15,322 (16,234). Jets 1 at Bruins 2 (SO) First Period 1. Winnipeg, Thorburn 1 (Postma, Slater) 1:58 2. Boston, Marchand 1 (Seguin) 14:12 Penalties — None Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Krejci Bos (high-sticking) 1:27, Ference Bos (tripping) 5:44, Stuart Wpg (interference) 18:20. Third Period No Scoring Penalties — Kane Wpg (goaltender interference) 12:31, Boychuk Bos (high-sticking) 18:49. Overtime No Scoring Penalty — Chara Bos (holding) 3:32. Shootout Boston wins 2-1 Winnipeg (1) — Wheeler, goal; Jokinen, miss; Little, miss. Boston (2) — Seguin, goal; Bergeron, goal; Bourque, miss. Shots on goal Winnipeg 11 4 12 0 — 27 Boston 12 6 8 1 — 27 Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (L,0-1-1); Boston: Rask (W,2-0-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Winnipeg: 0-4; Boston: 0-2. Attendance — 17,565 (17,565). AHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Portland 41 24 15 1 1 123 123 Manchester 41 20 17 2 2 118 110 Providence 38 20 15 0 3 95 104 Worcester 40 19 17 1 3 101 118 St. John’s 41 18 20 1 2 98 118

Springfield Bridgeport Albany Connecticut Adirondack

Northeast Division GP W LOTLSOL 39 24 9 3 3 40 19 17 2 2 37 15 13 1 9 41 17 20 3 1 38 17 19 1 1

GF GA 133 94 126 131 97 100 111 128 91 107

Pt 54 42 40 38 36

Binghamton Syracuse Hershey W-B/Scranton Norfolk

GP 39 39 41 39 39

East Division W LOTLSOL 25 10 1 3 24 10 2 3 20 18 2 1 19 17 2 1 15 21 2 1

GF GA 126 96 134 108 106 99 93 97 93 120

Pt 54 53 43 41 33

WESTERN CONFERENCE North Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Toronto 38 23 12 1 2 129 97 Abbotsford 40 21 12 3 4 90 81 Lake Erie 41 22 16 2 1 128 125 Rochester 39 21 15 2 1 134 121 Hamilton 40 13 21 1 5 85 129

Pt 49 49 47 45 32

Midwest Division GP W LOTLSOL Grand Rapids 39 23 12 2 2 Chicago 37 19 13 3 2 Rockford 41 20 19 1 1 Milwaukee 39 17 16 3 3 Peoria 41 18 18 2 2

Pt 50 43 42 40 40

GF GA 129 109 101 101 128 132 98 111 103 131

South Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt Texas 42 25 12 3 2 123 109 55 Charlotte 42 25 12 2 3 132 104 55 Okla. City 40 19 16 2 3 122 127 43 Houston 40 18 15 4 3 111 115 43 San Antonio 42 17 21 0 4 105 118 38 Note: A team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Sunday’s results Abbotsford 2 Milwaukee 0 Charlotte 6 Norfolk 1 Manchester 5 Portland 2 Peoria 6 Houston 2 Providence 4 Connecticut 1 Springfield 4 Bridgeport 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Hershey 1 (OT) At Atlantic City, N.J. Adirondack 3 Albany 2 (SO) Monday’s results St. John’s 3 Binghamton 2 Rochester 6 Hamilton 3 Texas 6 Rockford 3 Tuesday’s games No Games Scheduled. Wednesday’s games Chicago at Peoria, 9:05 a.m. Springfield at Albany, 5 p.m. Adirondack at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. Providence at Manchester, 5 p.m. St. John’s at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Charlotte at Norfolk, 5:15 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

Bentley Innisfail Fort Sask Syl Lake St Plain

W 13 8 8 4 3

Chinook League L T OTL 1 0 0 5 0 1 7 0 0 11 0 0 11 0 0

GF 84 48 56 52 37

GA Pts 26 26 49 17 57 16 83 8 62 6

Scoring Neiszner, Bent Baumgartner, SL Marshall, FS Middleton, SP Auchenberg, SP Kordyban, FS Austring, Bent SeRobertson, Bent Doucet, Bent Prochazka, SP

GP 14 14 13 14 13 11 13 14 11 13

Goaltenders (Minimum 240 minutes) MP Yonkman, Bent 484 Watt, Fort Sask 264 Stebner, Inn 309 Kipling, Inn 359 Grenier, F Sask 421

Lightning 3 at Islanders 4 First Period

JUNIOR B HOCKEY The Blackfalds Wranglers surrendered a last-minute goal and had to settle for a 4-4 tie with the visiting Okotoks Bisons in a Heritage Junior B Hockey League game Sunday. Brodie Eisbrenner scored for the Bisons at 19:45 of the third period. Jason Bell, Jared Ramstead, Jared Williams and Trent Hermary tallied for the Wranglers, who

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trailed 2-1 after one period and led 3-2 after 40 minutes. The Wranglers peppered Okotoks netminder Alex Bilton with 54 shots. Garret Montour made saves for Blackfalds. Blackfalds was assessed seven of 12 minor penalties and one of two fighting majors.

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GA SO GAA Sv% 14 1 1.74 .935 15 0 3.40 .885 18 0 3.50 .884 22 0 3.68 .891 28 0 3.99 .891

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 25 14 .641 — Brooklyn 25 16 .610 1 Boston 20 20 .500 5 1/2 Philadelphia 17 24 .415 9 Toronto 15 26 .366 11

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

Southeast Division W L Pct 26 12 .684 23 18 .561 14 26 .350 10 31 .244 8 30 .211

GB — 4 1/2 13 17 1/2 18

Central Division W L Pct 26 16 .619 24 16 .600 21 18 .538 15 25 .375 10 32 .238

GB — 1 3 1/2 10 16

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 33 11 .750 — Memphis 26 14 .650 5 Houston 22 21 .512 10 1/2 Dallas 18 24 .429 14 New Orleans 14 27 .341 17 1/2

Oklahoma City Denver Utah Portland Minnesota

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

Northwest Division W L Pct 32 9 .780 25 18 .581 22 19 .537 20 20 .500 17 21 .447

GB — 8 10 11 1/2 13 1/2

Pacific Division W L Pct 32 10 .762 25 15 .625 17 24 .415 16 26 .381 13 28 .317

GB — 6 14 1/2 16 18 1/2

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New England 41, Houston 28

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

Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 20 San Francisco 28, Atlanta 24 Baltimore 28, New England 13

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

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

Bowling Heritage Lanes Weekly Results Monday-Club 55 plus High Single: Larry Thompson 285. High Triple: Mike Rainone 655. Monday Mixed High Single: Lonnie Staples 303. High Triple: Staples 776. Tuesday Mixed High Single: Gary Meyer 316. High Triple: Sean MacDonald 785. Wednesday-Club 55 plus High Single: Doug Murray 242. High Triple: Murray 688. Wednesday Mixed High Single: Kevin Taylor 301. High Triple: Taylor 742.

Thursday Morning Ladies High Single: Bernie LeBlanc 197. High Triple: Darla Farden 519. Thursday Afternoon Special Olympics Mixed High Single: Franklin Mclellan 206. High Triple: Matt Mundorf 353. Thursday Mixed High Single: Mike Sabbe 267. High Triple: Bill Brunke 677. Monday Scratch League High Single: Greg Gigliuk 332. High Quad: Gigliuk 1,049. Sunday Fun League High Single: Kurtis Pieper 267. High Triple: Peiper 683.

Tennis Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Results Monday from the US$31.608-million-Australian Open, at Melbourne Park (surface—hard-outdoor; seedings in parentheses): Men Singles Fourth Round Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Milos Raonic (13), Thornhill, Ont., 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2. Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Gilles Simon (14), France, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (7), France, def. Richard Gasquet (9), France, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. Jeremy Chardy, France, def. Andreas Seppi (21), Italy, 5-7. 6-3, 6-2, 6-2. Doubles Third Round Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini, Italy, def. Mahesh Bhupathi, India, and Daniel Nestor (5), Toronto, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco (11), Spain, def. Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4. Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, Colombia, def. Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, and Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5). Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling, Netherlands, def. Kevin Anderson, South Africa, and Jonathan Erlich, Israel, 6-2, 7-5.

Women Singles Fourth Round Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Elena Vesnina, Russia, 6-1, 6-1. Serena Williams (3), U.S., def. Maria Kirilenko (14), Russia, 6-2, 6-0. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Caroline Wozniacki (10), Denmark, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. Sloane Stephens (29), U.S., def. Bojana Jovanovski, Serbia, 6-1, 3-6, 7-5. Doubles Third Round Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spain, and Zheng Jie (7), China, def. Cara Black, Zimbabwe, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 7-5, 6-2. Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, Australia, def. Natalie Grandin, South Africa, and Vladimira Uhlirova (14), Czech Rep., 7-6 (3), 6-3. Varvara Lepchenko, U.S., and Zheng Saisai, China, def. Kimiko Date-Krumm, Japan, and Arantxa Parra Santonja, Spain, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5). Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Lucie Safarova, Czech Rep., def. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, Croatia, 2-1, retired. Quarter-finals Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (4), Russia, def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa and Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 1-6, 7-5, 6-4.

Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF/ OF Ryan Raburn and OF Ben Francisco on minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS — Named Mark Johnson pitching coach and Jason Schwartzman trainer of Connecticut (NYP). TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with OF David Murphy on a one-year contract. National League HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with LHP Erik Bedard on a minor league contract. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with 1B Ike Davis on a one-year contract and LHP Pedro Feliciano on a minor league contract. American Association ST. PAUL SAINTS — Signed RHP Mike Mehlich and LHP Connor Whalen. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed OF Robby Kuzdale, RHP Trevor Longfellow and 1B Russell Moldenhauer to contract extensions. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed RHP Luis Noel. ROCKFORD RIVERHAWKS — Signed OF Michael Hur to a contract extension. Signed LHP Chuck Lukanen and RHP Tim Tucker. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed RHP Drew Bailey. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed OF Gus Benusa, LHP Anthony Collazo, RHP Gary Lee, SS AJ Nunziato, OF Darian Sandford, LHP Shawn Smith and INF Shain Stoner to contract extensions. Signed RHP Cole Brand and LHP Matt Phillips. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed INF Craig Massey.

co-ordinator adn Tom Moore associate head coach/ offence. ATLANTA FALCONS — Signed WR Marcus Jackson, G Jacques McClendon, DT Micanor Regis, WR James Rodgers, LB Pat Schiller, TE Andrew Szczerba, CB Peyton Thompson and RB Josh Vaughan to reserve/future contracts. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Retained linebackers coach Mark Duffner and receivers coach Jerry Sullivan. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Released QB Steven Jyles. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Acquired G Henrik Karlsson from Calgary for a 2013 seventh-round draft pick, and assigned him to Rockford (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids (AHL). Placed D Jakub Kindl on injured reserve.

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ATLANTA HAWKS — Signed G Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Assigned F Kevin Jones to Canton (NBADL).

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B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

Raonic and Nestor ousted from Australian Open BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MELBOURNE, Australia — Milos Raonic played in pain from a left foot injury which almost forced him from the Australian Open on Monday, with the Canadian losing 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-2 in the fourth round to second seed Roger Federer. Raonic, the 15th seed from Thornhill, Ont., revealed after the match he wasn’t given the green light to play until he was moments away from stepping on to the court. “I had a tough day today. It wasn’t as smooth of a day as I would have liked to have,” said Raonic, who ended with 19 aces and 41 unforced errors in less than two hours. “Until probably 45 minutes to an hour before the match, I wasn’t even sure I’d play. I rushed over to get a quick MRI on my foot.” “I was having issues walking. I got the clear to play after that. I just had an anesthesia injection into my foot.” Raonic said he played while numb but managed to soldier on despite being diagnosed with inflammation in the joints. “It was more how much it weighs on you mentally throughout the day when somebody is saying there might be a stress fracture,” he said. “I was able to actually clear it out of my mind pretty well before the match and just sort of go along with everything and just play as well as I could.” Federer won the first set as Raonic sent over a double-fault to yield a set point. That was followed by a volley winner from Federer

to secure the early lead. The Swiss won the second in a tiebreaker and began the third with a double-break, a gap which Raonic could not close as his opponent won on his second match point, a winner to the empty court. Raonic has now stalled again at the fourth round of a major. But he said he’s happy with how he managed under the circumstances. “I just kept pushing,” he said. He stressed his condition should not affect the Davis Cup next week, adding the injury “just needs a few days to sort out.” Meanwhile, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor suffered his earliest doubles loss at the tournament since 2009 as he and new partner Mahesh Bhupathi fell 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. The 40-year-old Nestor, who has won the most doubles titles in history, was unable to nose his fifth-seeded team into the quarterfinals. “They put a lot of pressure on us and conditions favoured them a bit more,” said Nestor. “Every day feels different here. It depends on what court you are on. “This one felt slower than where we had practised. Conditions were also heavier with the balls and the air.” The third-round defeat in just under two hours was a disappointment for Nestor, who split with Max Mirnyi of Belarus last season to team up with India’s Bhupathi. Monday’s match was marred by eight double-faults from Nestor and Bhupathi, who also converted on just three of ten break chances.

Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Canada’s Milos Raonic hits a backhand return to Switzerland’s Roger Federer during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday.

Islanders hold off late surge from Lightning in victory BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL ROUNDUP

ISLANDERS 4 LIGHTNING 3 UNIONDALE, N.Y. — David Ullstrom scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a big lead, and New York held off the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 Monday. Coach Jack Capuano returned to the Islanders and guided them to their first win of the season. He missed the opening-night loss to New Jersey on Saturday because of surgery to remove a kidney stone. Michael Grabner, Matt Martin and Kyle Okposo scored in a 12-minute span of the second period to put the Islanders ahead 3-0. Ullstrom gave New York a four-goal lead 91 seconds into the final period. Martin St. Louis, Benoit Pouliot and Steven Stamkos scored in a 5 ½-minute stretch, pulling Tampa Bay within a goal with 12 minutes left. The Lightning couldn’t get anything else past Evgeni Nabokov, who stopped 23 of 26 shots. Anders Lindback allowed all four of New York’s goals on 44 shots. SENATORS 4, PANTHERS 0 OTTAWA — Kyle Turris scored twice and Craig Anderson made 31 saves as the Ottawa Senators shut out the Florida Panthers in their home opener. Anderson, making his second straight start to open the season, picked up his 20th career shutout. Jim O’Brien and Jakob Silfverberg, with his first

NHL goal, also scored for the Senators. Jose Theodore was strong in defeat for the Panthers, finishing with 33 stops. BLUES 4, PREDATORS 3, SO NASHVILLE, Tenn. — T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen scored in the shootout, and the St. Louis Blues edged the Nashville Predators. The Blues won the Central Division last season, but the Predators won the season series 4-1-1 with three of those games going to a shootout. This time, the Blues had the only goals in a shootout that lasted only two rounds. Brian Elliott, who came off the bench in the second, stopped Craig Smith and Martin Erat to get the win. Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists for St. Louis. Andy McDonald had a power-play goal and an assist, and Alex Pietrangelo’s goal tied it up in the third period. Patric Hornqvist had a goal and two assists for Nashville. Mike Fisher had a goal and an assist, Colin Wilson a goal and Erat two assists. BRUINS 2, JETS 1, SO BOSTON — Tyler Seguin and Patrice Bergeron scored in the shootout to lift the Boston Bruins over the Winnipeg Jets. Brad Marchand had the regulation goal for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask made 26 saves in regulation

Bulls hand struggling Lakers another loss despite shakeup BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bulls 95 Lakers 83 CHICAGO — Kirk Hinrich scored 22 points, Marco Belinelli added 15 points, and the Chicago Bulls pulled away down the stretch to beat the struggling Los Angeles Lakers 95-83 on Monday night. Belinelli came up big in the closing minutes, scoring eight points during an 18-4 run that broke a 75-75 tie and sent the Lakers to their ninth loss in 11 games. He started it by hitting two free throws after getting fouled by Dwight Howard with 6:54 left in the game and wrapped two 3-pointers around a layup by Los Angeles’ Earl Clark, making it 89-79 with 2:27 remaining. The Lakers have now dropped six straight on the road, and this one came after coach Mike D’Antoni shook up the lineup. He moved forward Pau Gasol to a reserve role and replaced him with Clark, but the slide continued on a night when Kobe Bryant and Howard were mostly nonfactors. Hinrich hit 9 of 11 shots and nailed three 3-pointers. Belinelli and Nate Robinson (11 points) also hit three, and the Bulls were 9 of 17 overall from long range.

Joakim Noah added 13 rebounds and six blocks after sitting out the final 22 minutes, 53 seconds of Sunday’s loss to Memphis. Carlos Boozer chipped in with 14 points and six rebounds. Richard Hamilton scored 13, although he shot just 6 of 18. Jimmy Butler, making his second straight start with Luol Deng (sore right hamstring) sidelined, scored 10. And Chicago won this one in regulation after playing three straight overtime games. Steve Nash led the Lakers with 18 points, but Bryant finished with just 16 on 7-of-22 shooting. That ended a run of 24 games with 20 or more points. Howard, meanwhile, had just eight points and nine rebounds while picking up five fouls. Clark and Metta World Peace scored 12 apiece, and Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds in his new reserve role. D’Antoni made the switch because he wanted a quicker lineup. Even so, it was an eye-opening move, considering Gasol scored 25 at Toronto on Sunday. “It isn’t against him, it’s better for us right now,” D’Antoni said before the game. “We’re going to try to work through it and see what we can do. Things do change, things happen, I can’t see the future but we’re ready to go forward.”

and held the Jets to only Blake Wheeler’s score in the shootout. Bryan Little, the last shooter, hit the right post to end the game. Ondrej Pavelec made 26 saves in regulation for the Jets, but gave up scores to Boston’s first two shooters in the extra session. Chris Thorburn scored for the Jets. RED WINGS 4, BLUE JACKETS 3, SO COLUMBUS, Ohio — Swiss rookie Damien Brunner scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Detroit Red Wings past Columbus before 19,206 — the largest regular-season crowd at Nationwide Arena in the Blue Jackets’ 11-plus seasons. Brian Lashoff scored in his NHL debut and fellow defenceman Ian White also scored for Detroit, which got on the board twice in the second period after being humiliated 6-0 in its opener Saturday night in St. Louis. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal to send the game into overtime with 6 minutes remaining in overtime. Cam Atkinson, James Wisniewski and Vinny Prospal scored goals during regulation for Columbus, which was coming off a 3-2 shootout win at Nashville on Saturday night. Columbus was playing its first home game without Rick Nash, traded to the New York Rangers, since the end of the 2001-2002 season.

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BRIEFS Midget teams sporting Dust Bowl era jerseys for Outdoor Classic The theme of the 2013 Red Deer Minor Hockey Midget A Outdoor Winter Classic this weekend at the Bower rinks will be the Dust Bowl era of the National Hockey League. Three Red Deer teams and five outof-town squads will sport retro jerseys and socks representing NHL teams from 1932-34. The tournament starts Friday at 4:30 p.m. and concludes Sunday, with a skills competition set for 2 p.m. Saturday. The Outdoor Classic will also feature Team Canada-Team CCCP novice recreation games. The midget A clubs competing in the eight-team, two-pool event are the Red Deer Blackhawks, Pirates and Americans, the Kneehill Maple Leafs, Edson Senators, Airdrie Bruins, Cal-

gary Cougars and Fort McLeod Canadiens.

Moulding comes up short for men’s provincials Darren Moulding’s Red Deer foursome posted a 2-3 record in the Southern Alberta Curling Association men’s finals at Brooks during the weekend. Moulding opened with an 8-7 win over Cam Culp of Airdrie, then fell 6-0 to another Airdrie foursome skipped by Aaron Sluchinski. Moulding then ran into a pair of Calgary Curling Club foursomes in the B event, defeating Sean O’Connor 8-6 before losing 7-5 to Steve Petryk. The Moulding crew was eliminated with a 7-4 loss to Sterling Hansen of Calgary North Hill. Charley Thomas’ Airdrie squad was the first to qualify for the provincials — set for Feb. 6-10 at Leduc — with a 9-1 thumping of Matt Blandford of Calgary Inglewood in the A event final. Blandford bounced back to defeat Petryk 8-5 in the B event final, earning the second SACA berth to the provincials. The third spot went to Sluchinski and his crew, 8-5 winners over Petryk in the C final.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Todd Fiddler had a hat trick and Mike Aviani added two goals as the Spokane Chiefs picked up a 5-2 win over the league-leading Portland Winterhawks on Monday afternoon in the Western Hockey League. Fiddler now leads the WHL with 33 goals on the season, which is two more than Portland’s Nicolas Petan and Swift Current’s Adam Lowry. Spokane (29-16-2) won for the first time in four tries this season against the slumping Winterhawks, who have

dropped three straight following a 14-game winning streak. Ty Rattie and Presten Kopeck scored for Portland (37-7-2), which still leads the U.S. Division by 16 points over the second-place Chiefs. Rattie put Portland ahead just 3:12 into the game, but the Chiefs rallied with goals by Fiddler and Aviani to lead 2-1 after one period. Fiddler’s short-handed goal put Spokane up 3-1 in the second period, but Kopeck answered with a short-handed goal of his own to bring the Winterhawks back within one through 40 minutes. Aviani’s goal with

8:55 remaining in regulation gave the Chiefs breathing room again, and Fiddler sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute. Eric Williams made 33 saves to earn the win in net for Spokane, while Portland’s Mac Carruth stopped 34 shots in just his third regulation loss in 24 decisions this season. Neither team scored on the power play, with Spokane going 0 for 5 and Portland 0 for 4. Monday’s matchup was the first of three straight between the two teams, with games upcoming on Wednesday and Friday in Spokane, Wash.

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GIFTS FOR GRANDPARENTS IS A HIT Gifts for Grandparents was a hit in Red Deer over Christmas. Volunteer elves collected bags and dropped them off throughout the community. A total of 462 older adults felt special from the generous givers. The board and staff of Family Services of Central Alberta thank everyone who donated, plus the volunteers who packed and delivered the gifts. A number of schools also creatively decorated gift bags and some made heartfelt cards that went into the bags. Outreach workers from the Golden Circle and the Piper Creek Foundation are also applauded for identifying some of the older adults who could benefit from this program. Communities like Lacombe and Bentley also picked up the initiative.

Library tenders going out soon SECOND PHASE TO START IN EARLY MARCH The second phase of Red Deer Public Library renovations will start in early March. Tenders go out today for the new member services desk located in the Link, the main entrance connecting the adult services section to the children’s section. “We’ll be working around construction in the Link,” said library director Dean Frey. “That will be a bit of a challenge for us.” A bigger challenge will be accommodating computer, non-fiction book and maga-

zine users when the third phase of renovations calls for fourth-floor ceiling and light replacement. “We’ll shut down that level for six to eight weeks and we’re coming up with a plan right now,” said Frey, who said the ceiling contains “a small amount” of asbestos and contractors “will be doing that abatement first.” The $450,000 project’s first phase was done last fall when the children’s department was closed a month for $116,000 in

renovations to cover new flooring, paint and furniture. Funding comes from a federal $225,300 Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund grant, a $100,000 provincial Community Facility Enhancement Program grant, and the remainder from the city and the library’s operating reserve. “It’s hard for our staff and our members, but by the end of June we’ll be done,” said Frey.

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A truck sits partially submerged at Sylvan Lake after breaking through the ice.

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Warning issued for thin ice

Experience the rich culture of Canada’s First Nations at the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre on Feb. 4. The Cultural Café invites attendees to mix with First Nation peoples, learn about their culture and participate in a smudge and sharing circle. The café runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 4801 51st St. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Go to www. immigrant-centre.ca for more information or upcoming events.

Sylvan Lake Fire Department and RCMP warn lake users to stay off thin ice near Marina Bay after a pickup truck broke through on Saturday night. Two of the four occupants suffered frostbite and one was transported to hospital, said fire chief Cliff Brausen. The incident occurred where Marina Bay on the lake’s southwest side enters the lake proper. “We’ve had problems in the past in that area,” said Brausen, referring to an ATV that broke through “in almost exactly the same spot” last year.

SWEET MEMORIES GALA Socializing helps keep brains healthy and the fourth annual Alzheimer Society’s Making Sweet Memories Gala is a chance to mingle. Scheduled for Feb. 7 at the Black Knight Inn, at 2929 50th St. in Red Deer, the gala features celebrity waiters, and numerous items available on silent auction tables. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the gala starting at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $75 each or $600 for a table of eight. Contact the Alzheimer Society at 403-342-0448.

CORRECTION An Advocate story published on Monday about an Idle No More flash mob at Parkland Mall contained an error. Protest organizer Bonnie Badger is not affiliated with the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre.

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MARINA BAY Brausen said there are “conflicting ideas” as to why the ice is thin there. RCMP Const. Shane Mills said “it’s difficult to say what’s going on there. “There must be some sort of spring or moving water in that area. There are homes nearby and we’re always a little nervous about kids being out there,” he said, adding he saw firemen break through the thin ice from just

their body weight during Sunday morning’s truck recovery. The Marina Bay Homeowners Association is reminding its residents to stay off the ice. The Town of Sylvan Lake recommends homeowners not make lakeside skating rinks in the area. It also says its three rinks on the lake near Lakeshore Drive are safe as they’re managed by trained staff who monitor ice depth for safety.

Final person convicted in brutal beating receives two-year term BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF The final person to be convicted of a brutal beating and robbery in Lacombe was also given the harshest sentence — two years of federal time with no credit for time served in pre-trial custody. Lacombe resident Travis James Kastrukoff, now 24, was one of five people arrested after a 19-yearold Lacombe man was attacked, kicked and robbed on July 17, 2010. They got $20, a cellphone and possibly a hat, said Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Kirk Sisson, who pronounced sentence on Monday afternoon. A jury found Kastrukoff guilty for his part in the assault and robbery during a trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench in December 2011. However, sentencing was adjourned pending results from a series of reports, including a presentence report, a psychiatric as-

LACOMBE BEATING AND ROBBERY sessment and an additional report that considers Kastrukoff’s aboriginal heritage. Evidence placed before the jury included a video taken by an uninvolved witness, in which Kastrukoff was photographed walking up to the man and kicking him in the head. Sisson said it was “crystal clear” to him that it was “just dumb luck” that the victim did not suffer any serious or long-term injuries in the attack. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard said the attack went far beyond a street-level mugging. “This was a violent, brutal attack,” he said while presenting a joint submission worked out with defence lawyer Alain Hepner of Calgary, hired to assist Kastrukoff through the sentencing process. Red Deer lawyer Walter Kubanek had represented him for the trial. Kastrukoff was the only one

of the five people charged whose case went through to trial. Andrew Dennis Renaud, 19 at the time of the attack, pleaded guilty fairly early in proceedings and was sentenced to 17 months. Renaud’s sentence was mitigated somewhat because he interfered in the attack, stopping coaccused Brian Travis Ward from stomping on their victim, said Collard. Ward, 21 at the time, changed his plea to guilty after a preliminary hearing and was sentenced to two years less one day, meaning he would serve his time in a provincial corrections centre. Carl Wesley Johnson, who was 19, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced to 18 months. Sentencing of the fifth person, a teenaged girl, was not included in Monday’s submissions.

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The volunteer board operating Eckville Community Centre is getting $77,590 from the federal government to upgrade the facility. Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins made the announcement on behalf of Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification Lynne Yelich at the centre on Monday afternoon. The money comes from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. The $164,000 project is expected to start this year on the centre built in 1981, said community centre board member Andrew VanDirstein. “Our time line is to finish by the end of the year, as long as we can get all the contractors and trades lined up,” said VanDirstein on Monday. The centre has a large hall, meeting rooms, kitchen and stage. Upgrades will be done to flooring, bathrooms and heating, along with some work on hall ceiling and roofing. “Renovations to this extent haven’t been done since it was built. It’s going to be a well-needed upgrade.” Efforts will be made to keep the facility open as much as possible while upgrades are underway, he said. “It’s a pretty good asset to the community. It’s one of the bigger community halls in the area.” VanDirstein said. The Town of Eckville and Lacombe County are each contributing $45,000 to the project. The board also applied for a provincial grant and is awaiting approval. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

PCBs still in use in city electrical equipment RED DEER HAS UNTIL THE END OF 2025 TO REMOVE REMAINING PCB OIL BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) still in use in City of Red Deer electrical equipment are in small concentrations allowed by federal law. “We have about 20 years to look after that so we’re well ahead of schedule,” said Paul Goranson, the city’s Development Services Department director. Federal regulations allow for owners of PCB equipment to continue using it until the end of its service life. PCBs persist in the environment as well as in humans and animals and are believed to cause cancer. The city was fined $50,000 earlier this month for releasing PCBs at a West Park power transformer substation in October 2010. About 160 litres of contaminated oil leaked from a punctured storage drum. PCBs were added to oil insulating electrical equipment.

‘WE HAVE ABOUT 20 YEARS TO LOOK AFTER THAT SO WE’RE WELL AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.’ —PAUL GORANSON, RED DEER’S DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

Goranson said federal standards call for contaminated oil with higher concentrations of PCBs — items with 500 mg per kilogram or more — to be removed from service by Dec. 31, 2009. “Those have all been removed so we did meet that target,” he said, adding there were four locations with those high concentrations. Those with between 50 and 500 mg per kilogram and “in sensitive areas” were also to be removed by 2009’s end “and that’s been done.” Sensitive areas are defined as near drinking water treatment plants, food or feed processing plants, child-care facilities, preschools, primary schools, second-

ary schools, hospitals or senior citizens’ care facilities. “The remaining ones we have in essence until the end of 2025 to remove,” he said, adding 44 sites around the city have been identified based on tests. Goranson said protocols for dealing with PCBs were under review before federal charges were laid. “As soon as we were charged — and even before then — we’d taken some steps . . . so there have been significant changes. “It’s not something we’d tried to hide. We reported it to (Alberta) Environment in the first place.” rfiedler@reddeeradvocate.com


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BRIEFS City to round off cash transactions to nickel The City of Red Deer will round off cash transactions to the nearest nickel increment beginning on Feb. 4. Rounding will only occur for cash transactions after GST calculation. Debit, credit and cheque transactions won’t be affected. Rounding will occur at city facilities and departments such as City Hall, recreation facilities and arenas, Archives, Culture Services, Transit, RCMP and Alto Reste Cemetery. No net financial gains or losses are expected. The city will follow federal rounding guidelines of going up or down to the nearest five-cent increment. Those guidelines were released last year when the federal government announced Royal Canadian Mint would stop making the penny on Feb. 4 because of the rising cost of production, increased accumulation of pennies by Canadians, environmental considerations and the significant handling costs the penny imposes. Eliminating the penny is expected to save the nation $11-million a year. More information is available at www.reddeer.ca.

Fire believed started by electrical problem in vehicle An electrical problem in a truck was likely behind a $1-million fire at a Lacombe vehicle storage building earlier this month. Investigators determined the fire started in a semi that was parked in one of four bays in the building at 4646 45th St. on the east side of Lacombe. “We don’t suspect there’s any foul play involved,” said Lacombe Fire Chief Ed van Delden. The exact cause may never be known for certain, he said. “The truck, as you might imagine, is pretty badly burned. Certainly something electrical is likely.” Fire crews were called in after someone smelled smoke near the building shortly before 1:30 a.m. One truck was completely destroyed and two others were damaged in other bays. Two cars in a fourth bay had smoke damage.

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CKUA Radio eliminates news department BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta’s community-supported CKUA Radio has eliminated its news department and cut two employees. Station spokesman Todd Crawshaw is citing financial challenges for the decision. The change will mean no local newscasts or public affairs programs, such as Sunday Magazine. Crawshaw says the station will run BBC World News broadcasts as it works on a plan for news programming that is more financially sustainable. News director Ian Gray and journalist Matt Nodge have lost their jobs. CKUA was funded by the Alberta government until 1994, when it was

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Sandy Vradenburgh, right, leads a group in a class of Brain Gym exercises at the Golden Circle Seniors Centre in Red Deer on Monday afternoon. About 20 seniors took part in the session Monday including Beulah Johnston, left, in the second of eight classes during the winter session of the program. The classes use movement and breathing exercises to improve whole body coordination and better brain function said Vradenburgh who will also be leading a spring session that starts in April. For information on how to register for the spring session contact the Golden Circle at 403-343-6074. The building owner has an engineer coming to assess the integrity of the steel beams inside the building before repairs get underway. No one was injured in the fire, which was fought by about 18 firefighters.

Non-smoking week starts National Non-Smoking Week is underway. The annual event, which runs until Saturday, helps smokers kick the habit through comprehensive support available online, by phone and in person. Alberta Health Services suggests smokers check out its Quitters Walls of Fame located in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake community health clinics for success stories. Stories can also be added to the walls.

privatized, and it now relies on commercials, corporate sponsorships and listener donations.

Postal employee accused of theft CALGARY — A postal employee in Calgary has been charged with stealing more than $30,000 in merchandise. Calgary police say Canada Post contacted them in November to report that several mail items being returned to the original senders were being stolen. It’s alleged the thefts, which involved phones that had been sent to the manufacturer, took place between September and December 2012 at Canada Post’s distribution centre in northeast Calgary. Almario Mendoza Torres, who is 42, has been charged with theft of mail over $5,000. Torres is next set to appear in Calgary provincial court on Feb. 7.

Air ambulance service changes in Edmonton EDMONTON — The Alberta government says moving air ambulance

On Weedless Wednesday, Stettler high school students will hear one man’s story of becoming a non-smoker as well as strategies to reduce and eliminate tobacco. More information on quitting smoking is available online at www.albertaquits.ca, by phone at 1-866-710-7848(QUIT) or by texting ABQUITS to 123456. More information on National NonSmoking Week is available online at nnsw.ca.

Messages will now be posted electronically from the town office and more than one message can be posted to give more community groups a way to provide information. It will take about a month to get the new sign up and running. Besides community events, the sign will be used to celebrate local achievements and advertise service clubs. Those interested in posting a message should contact the town office.

Olds gets new events sign

Winter carnival cancelled

The Town of Olds will soon have a new sign to get the word out about local events. The two-sided electronic message board will be located at the west end of town and replaces an older-style community events sign that required letters to be placed by hand.

Bower Place Shopping Centre’s winter carnival slated for Saturday has been cancelled. “We’ve made some internal changes and decided to go in a different direction on that,” said mall manager John Rooke.

operations to Edmonton International Airport will not affect the quality of patient care. The base is being moved in March because of the City of Edmonton’s decision to close the city centre airport. The change will see Alberta Health Services move its air ambulance services to a new hangar next to a facility operated by the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, known as Stars.

Stars helicopters will be used to shuttle emergency patients from the international airport to hospitals in the city. Health Minister Fred Horne says to ensure quality care, the base will include a six-bed patient area staffed by paramedics. Alberta Health says of the 3,000 patients flown into Edmonton by air ambulance each year, only a small percentage are urgent critical care cases.

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BEATING:‘Fell through cracks’ Her name was withheld because she was a minor at the time of the attack. Hepner said his client, a respectful man, a hard worker and the father of two small children, is seeking treatment for anger management. “I would say, sadly, he fell through the cracks of the legal system. He

stayed out of trouble for the majority of his life. He fell into a peer group that has been nothing but detrimental to him in terms of the justice system,” said Hepner. Sisson accepted the sentence recommendation, including ordering that Kastrukoff provide a sample of his DNA and prohibiting him from owning firearms for a period of 10 years upon his release from prison. Kastrukoff was also ordered to pay a victim of crime surcharge, due within 90 days of his release from prison. The amount of the surcharge was not specified in court on Monday. bkossowan@reddeeradvocate.com

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Red tape costing billions BUSINESS LOBBY SAYS REGULATION COSTS AVERAGE OF $6,000 PER EMPLOYEE EACH YEAR

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Unnecessary red tape is not only frustrating, but it’s costing Canadian businesses about $31 billion a year, according to a study released Monday. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says small businesses spend an average of $5,942 per employee each year on regulatory compliance — about 45 per cent more than their counterparts in the United States who spend $4,084. And according to the report, that figure has remained relatively unchanged since

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the federation, one of the country’s largest private-sector lobby groups, began tracking the cost in 2005. Tony Clement, the minister who heads the Treasury Board, says the federal government began soliciting suggestions for reducing red tape in 2010 but adds that it takes time to put changes into place. “We sought out advice from those most affected by red tape on how we could alleviate the situation,” Clement said during a policy announcement Monday. “We announced our plans to move forward with over 90 recommendations and what you’re seeing now is the official roll

out of these recommendations.” Although the government is focused on cutting these costs for businesses, it must be done without compromising necessary regulations, Clement added. “We think there is a lot of room to reduce that burden without negatively impacting on Canadian’s health and safety.” The minister was at a downtown Toronto pharmacy to announce that regulated pharmacy technicians will now be able to oversee the transfer of prescriptions from one pharmacy to another — a task currently restricted to pharmacists.

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Foreign visits drop Statistics Canada says travel to Canada fell 0.6 per cent to 2.1 million trips in November, as a decline in visitors from the United States more than offset an increase from overseas countries. Almost 1.7 million people came to Canada from the United States, down 1.0 per cent from October. The number of visitors from overseas rose 1.1 per cent to 387,000. Travel of one or more nights from the United States declined 1.9 per cent, to 963,000, although same-day car trips to Canada increased 0.4 per cent to 622,000 trips. Travel from the United Kingdom to Canada fell 6.5 per cent in November to 51,700 trips, while travel from France increased 1.8 per cent to 39,500 trips and travel from Germany declined 0.5 per cent to 26,200. In the opposite direction, Canadian residents made 5.5 million trips abroad in November, up 0.3 per cent from October, with 4.7 million of these trips going to the United States.

Wholesale sales rise Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose 0.7 per cent in November to $49.6 billion, largely as a result of higher sales in computer and communications equipment and supplies. The agency says sales were up 0.5 per cent in volume terms. Five of seven subsectors, accounting for about two-thirds of wholesale sales, reported increases in November. The largest advance was in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector, which grew by 1.8 per cent on higher sales in computer and communications equipment and supplies. The motor vehicle and parts subsector recorded its second consecutive increase, with sales up 1.5 per cent. Sales rose in Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta in November, with Ontario wholesalers reporting a 2.1 per cent increase. — The Canadian Press

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Deer Park Co-op gas bar convenience store manager Melissa Spanninga and Erik Janzen of Federated Co-operative Ltd. discuss how a sandwich and light lunch cooler will be stocked in preparation for the reopening of the gas bar and convenience store. The facilities, which have been rebuilt and expanded, were to welcome customers back this morning. Regular hours will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday to Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.

Diep plans Beer Haus & Stage MIX OF INTERNATIONAL BEERS, LIVE MUSIC AND SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT AT SITE OF FORMER TEQUILA’S NIGHTCLUB BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The former Tequila Nightclub is expected to reopen late next month — although it will bear little resemblance to the drinking establishment that was ordered to close in November. Businessman Quan Diep and his partners plan to serve up a mix of international beers, live music and sports entertainment at International Beer Haus & Stage, in the same 5004 48th St. location. A key element of the new business will be an open concept that encourages interaction among patrons, said Peter Kaz, its marketing manager and operations director. “There’s not going to be booths or anything like that. There are going to be lots of tables.” Diep said this type of design is proving popular in other major centres. “It’s kind of like that Europeanstyle beer hall.” A beer hall analogy might be appropriate, with more than 40 types of bottled beer from across Canada and around the world to be served. Food options will include appetizers, flatbreads, burgers, salads

and sandwiches, said Kaz, adding that theme nights may feature beer and food pairings. As its name suggests, International Beer Haus & Stage will also serve as a venue for musical performances, said Diep and Kaz. Entertainers will include local talent, as well as big names from elsewhere. This reflects Diep and Kaz’s other business pursuit: Electric Music Group Inc. An artist management company, it’s tied in with prominent musicians, agents and promoters. “If they’re bringing a certain entertainer through Western Canada, we’re looking on the music side to act as a promoter and bring them into certain markets,” said Kaz. “Red Deer is going to be one of the markets we want to bring some of these entertainers into.” He hopes to offer live entertainment at International Beer Haus & Stage every week or two, with DJs on hand a couple times a week. Big-screen TVs dispersed throughout the premises will carry a variety of sporting events, added Kaz. Also planned is a celebrity wall of fame, where memorabilia from musicians, athletes and other performers will be on display.

The City of Red Deer has yet to receive an application for International Beer Haus & Stage, said Licensing Department manager Howard Thompson. Tequila Nightclub had its business licence pulled after allegedly exceeding its licensed capacity and allowing minors inside, and failing to comply with conditions related to security measures. A numbered company behind the nightclub has pleaded not guilty to charges under the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act of admitting minors, with a trial scheduled for Feb. 12. Thompson said that the former nightclub could reopen under a different business classification, such as a restaurant that serves liquor. Diep stressed that International Beer Haus & Stage will be not be a nightclub. Kaz reinforced this point, pointing to the addition of a kitchen and the fact the business will cater to a different group of customers. In addition to music lovers and sports enthusiasts, he even expects it to attract corporate functions. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Surf’s up in west-Central Alberta. The provincial government has announced the next phase of a program to bring high-speed Internet to rural and remote areas of the province. And those benefitting include residents of a broad area between the British Columbia boundary and a line just west of Rocky Mountain House, Caroline and Sundre; as well as those living in isolated regions in east-Central Alberta. Under the program, which is part of the province’s Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative, people in the affected areas can obtain satellite-based service without having to pay installation distance costs. Previously, said Service Alberta spokesperson David Prisco, those costs averaged about $150 per customer — a fee that didn’t apply to customers living in or near urban areas. “What the government’s done is level that playing field.” Regular monthly service fees will still apply, with Xplornet Communications Inc. the provider. The province said in a release that close to 4,600 households are affected by the latest phase of program. Costing $900,000, it’s expected to bring the Final Mile Rural Connectivity Initiative close to its goal of ensuring 98 per cent of Albertans have access to highspeed Internet, said Prisco. “The use of satellite technology will provide rural Albertans the same economic advantages as many of their urban counterparts,” said Bob Barss, president of the Association of Municipal Districts and Counties. Anyone wishing to determine if they qualify for the program, or to register for the service, can do so by going online at www.servicealberta. ca or by calling 1-888-7774010.

Opposition urges smaller credit card fees for small business BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal Opposition on Monday called on the Harper government to stop credit card companies from charging businesses higher fees for using premium cards. The call came as a federal competition tribunal prepared to rule on whether Visa and MasterCard are engaging in anti-competitive behaviour. Small business groups hope the tribunal will recommend that Ottawa forbid the major credit card companies from forcing retailers to accept cards that carry higher payment processing fees. The high cost of processing credit card payments is hurting businesses, said Glenn

Thibeault, the NDP consumer protection critic. “Ultimately this results in reduced profit margins for merchants and higher retail costs for consumers,” he said in a statement. Canadian companies already pay the highest credit card processing fees in the industrialized world, although Canadians enjoy some of the lowest debit fees among G20 nations. In 2010, the Harper government introduced a voluntary code aimed at protecting small business from abusive practices by credit card companies. The code is designed to protect small businesses, said Kathleen Perchaluk, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s press secretary.

“Credit and debit card providers must give small businesses and merchants clear information regarding fees and rates and the ability to cancel contracts without penalty should fees rise or new fees be introduced,” she said, while noting that the NDP voted against the code. But voluntary codes don’t work and mandatory measures are needed, said Thibeault. “While governments around the world have regulated the costs of credit card swipe fees, the Conservatives’ self-regulatory approach has failed Canadian merchants,” said Thibeault. “Enough is enough; the Conservatives need to act now.”

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

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 106.24 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.90 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.33 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.20 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.12 Cdn. National Railway . . 94.76 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 109.02 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 74.65

Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.32 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 33.80 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.12 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 26.23 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.50 General Motors Co. . . . . 29.28 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.56 Research in Motion. . . . . 17.41

MARKETS CLOSE The Toronto stock market finished higher Monday as shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion(TSX:RIM) continued their upward trek and a civic holiday kept markets closed south of the border. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 68.56 points to 12,794.25 in a light trading session. The TSX Venture Exchange moved up 1.28 points to 1,236.60. The Canadian dollar was down 0.15 of a cent to 100.68 cents US, near a three-week low. U.S. stock and bond markets were closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The information technology sector led the TSX, rising 3.3 per cent. Pushing the sector higher were shares of Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) which jumped another 10.8 per cent as the BlackBerry maker heads towards the unveiling of its new smartphones on Jan. 30. Its stock was up $1.70 to $17.41 on Monday, closing at the highest level since December 2011 and about 185 per cent above the

Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.27 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 68.31 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.05 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.53 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.04 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.86 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.78 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 50.13 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69.20 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.35

stock’s 52-week low of $6.10 in September. The Waterloo, Ont.,-based company has benefited from recent analyst upgrades and an interview with CEO Thorsten Heins in a German newspaper, where he suggested the company could sell its hardware division and license its operating system to a third party. In commodities, benchmark oil for February delivery was off a four-month high, down nine cents to US$95.47 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. February gold bullion rose $2.70 to US$1,689.70 an ounce while copper prices were down. “If we look at commodity prices, those are going to be a better reflection, in the very short term, of the sentiment around global growth,” said Craig Fehr, Canadian markets specialist at Edward Jones in St. Louis. Elsewhere, the board of directors at Rona Inc. is being renovated under the watchful eye of two major fund managers that have a large stake in the struggling home improvement retailer.

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 34.14 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.70 First Quantum Minerals . 21.33 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 37.55 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 11.27 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 70.94 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 9.53 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 41.47 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.86 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 36.90 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.89 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 33.20 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 44.30 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.28 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 47.02 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.44

Rona (TSX:RON) has been under fire from many investors since the Montreal-area company defeated a proposed takeover attempt by Lowe’s. Its shares gained 36 cents to $11.86. Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) shares were ahead four cents to $2.44 despite news that the landing gear of an Air Canada Jazz plane fell off after it landed at Toronto’s Pearson airport on Sunday. Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said pilots kept complete control of the plane during the incident, which saw emergency vehicles race out to the plane as a precautionary measure. Overseas, the Bank of Japan began a two-day policy meeting. The Japanese central bank has been under pressure from the country’s new government to take more aggressive steps to fight the long deflationary slump in the world’s third-largest economy. Some analysts expect the bank to expand its asset-purchasing program and set an inflation target. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday:

Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,794.25 up 68.56 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,236.60 up 1.28 points TSX 60 — 735.09 up 4.82 points Dow — Closed S&P 500 — Closed Nasdaq — Closed Currencies at close: Cdn — 100.68 cents US, down 0.15 of a cent Pound — C$1.5721, down 0.22 of a cent Euro — C$1.3221, up 0.13 of a cent Euro — US$1.3312, down 0.05 of a cent Oil futures: Closed (February contract) Gold futures: Closed (February contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: Close TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 1,236.60, up

Rona directors being renovated MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS BACK REFORM DRIVE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Rona is renovating its board of directors by adding a new chairman and several members from outside Quebec as it moves to avoid a fractious showdown with shareholders at this spring’s annual meeting. The company’s two largest shareholders — the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and Invesco Canada, which together control about a quarter of all shares — have agreed to support the slate of Rona candidates. Toronto-based Invesco, which owns about one-tenth of Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) shares, had called for change after the chain reported dismal financial results last quarter and its long-time chief executive resigned. Invesco had supported the unsuccessful $1.76-billion takeover attempt launched last year by Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE:LOW), the second-largest U.S. home improvement retailer after Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Rona’s new chairman is Robert Chevrier, 69, who has held similar posts at other Quebec-based companies including Richelieu Hardware (TSX:RCH) — a North American company based in the Montreal area that sells to retailers like Rona. Current chairman Robert Pare will remain on Rona’s board but two other directors, Alain Michel and Patrick Palerme, were resigning immediately. Two others will not stand for re-election to make way for additional nominees. Ultimately, there will be eight new members on the Rona board, which will be enlarged by two positions to 14 directors. “The corporation is now at a critical inflection point in its history where it has to refocus on its core competencies to unlock value built over the years for its shareholders, dealer-owners and other stakeholders,” Chevrier said Monday. The company announced Monday that it has hired a consulting firm to accelerate progress on strategic priorities announced

in December, when the company said it would continue to look for ways to improve profitability. . Industry observers are eagerly awaiting the results of that process for signs of progress in turning around the struggling Canadian home-improvement retailer. Rona said four new directors will join its board immediately, including a former head of TD Bank’s insurance arm and Guy Dufresne, a former CEO of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada, who at 71 exceeds Rona’s previous mandatory retirement age of 70. Rona said the board has abolished the retirement requirement. One unidentified new member will be nominated for election by shareholders, while two existing members won’t seek re-election. The company said it wants to increase the number of board members from outside of Quebec, but only four of those named so far come from outside the province, including Bernard Dorval, former deputy chairman of formerly TD Canada Trust, and two others from Toronto and Barry Gilbertson from London, England.

Dutch finance minister Dijsselboem elected new head of Eurozone, promises focus on growth BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BRUSSELS, Belgium — The Dutch finance minister, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, was elected Monday as the new president of the group of euro area finance ministers. Dijsselbloem, 46, who has only been the Netherlands’ finance minister since November, will now face one of the world’s most daunting financial tasks — helping to lead the group of 17 European Union countries that use the euro back to financial stability. Some EU leaders feel the corner has been turned in the effort to save the euro currency. But at a press conference after the meeting of the eurozone finance ministers in Brussels, at

which he was elected, Dijsselbloem cautioned against overconfidence. “The job isn’t done yet,” he said. He promised to focus on growth and further integration. “The completion of the banking union is essential,” he said. Dijsselbloem replaces JeanClaude Juncker, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg, who held the job for eight years. The Dutchman, who is 46, has been finance minister only since November. Despite his inexperience, he will face immediate challenges, including the need to negotiate a bailout for Cyprus, reducing high national debt in some countries as well as crushing unemployment,

and growing opposition to austerity in some eurozone countries. Dijsselbloem had broad support at the finance ministers meeting, but Spain did not vote in favour of him. Dijsselbloem said the Spanish finance minister, Luis de Guindos, offered no explanation for his lack of support. Dijsselbloem (DIE-sell-bloom) served in the Dutch parliament as a member of the centre-left Labor party for most of the past decade until being named finance minister a bit over two months ago. His candidacy to lead the eurogroup came as a surprise, but he emerged as the compromise candidate among Europe’s main political groups and between economically stronger and weaker nations.

Quebecor wants CRTC to require providers to carry Sun News BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Quebecor says its television network Sun News suffered a projected $17-million loss in 2012 and will continue to record unacceptable losses unless the federal regulator requires cable and satellite companies to carry it on their basic service. The media giant says the current distribution agreements are inadequate to support the channel, which is only offered in 40 per cent of households. It says these distribution challenges also hurt advertising revenues. In its filings, Quebecor forecasts that Sun TV will lose $19.5 million in 2013, $18.9 million in 2014 and $18.1 million in 2015 — with losses in the tens of millions carrying on each year

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RULES: Some savings The change will see Canadian pharmacies save $8.7 million per year in administrative costs related to proposed changes in federal food and drug regulations, the government said. The policy change coincides with similar initiatives announced Monday by the federal government, including the reduction of corporate reporting for businesses with revenues between $10 million and $200 million. It says that move will generate $1.2 million in reduced regulatory burden, and apply to about 32,000 businesses. The government also announced that call agents at the Canada Revenue Agency will now have to provide an agent ID number when greeting business clients, to ensure more accountability. The CFIB’s latest report was released at the beginning of what has been dubbed Red Tape Awareness week. Executive vice-president Laura Jones said businesses in the United States and Canada indicate regulatory costs could be reduced by 30 per cent without harming important health and safety objectives.

FEES: Consultations Thibeault is starting a cross-country consultation with business and community groups this week to hear their concerns about the fees. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business says shopkeepers and others who accept credit and debit cards as payment should be given the right to refuse high-cost cards or to add limited surcharges. The federation, with more than 100,000 members, also argues that Canada’s code of conduct needs provisions for mobile payment methods, such as by cellphone. The tribunal ruling was expected earlier this month but has not yet been made public. A spokesman for the tribunal said it’s not known when that decision will be released. A ruling forbidding credit card companies from forcing businesses to accept all types of cards would benefit merchants by allowing them the freedom to either accept or deny certain credit cards at their registers. But it could also mean confusion for consumers or translate into surcharges at the retail level, especially for Canadians who prefer to pay with credit cards that give them travel and other incentive points. The banks maintain that merchants get value for the fees they pay for accepting credit cards, including a fast, efficient and guaranteed method of payment, reduced line-ups at the checkout, savings on costs related to having staff deal with cash and reduced fraud. “Merchants no longer have to decide if individual customers are credit-worthy and no longer have to worry about whether a customer’s cheque will bounce,” says the Canadian Bankers Association.

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Radcliffe makes bold career turn ‘HARRY POTTER’ STAR CONJURES NEW ROLE AS GAY POET BY DAVID GERMAIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARK CITY, Utah — Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t mind hearing that schoolgirls were staking him out at the Sundance Film Festival, hoping for a Harry Potter sighting. In fact, Radcliffe is happy if his Potter fame conjures up interest for what he wants to do with the rest of his career, such as his bold turn as young gay poet Allen Ginsberg in the Sundance premiere Kill Your Darlings. Radcliffe goes nude for an explicit sex scene with another man, makes out with co-star Dane DeHaan and also appears in another sex scene with a clerk in a library while DeHaan’s character looks on. As with his Broadway debut in Equus, which also featured a nude scene, Radcliffe said his celebrity from the boy wizard franchise might draw in fans who would not have seen a film such as Kill Your Darlings. “I don’t care why people come and see films. If they come and see a film about the beat poets because they saw me in Harry Potter, fantastic. That’s a wonderful thing,” Radcliffe said in an interview alongside DeHaan. “I feel like I have an opportunity to capitalize on Potter by doing work that might not otherwise get attention. If I can help get a film like this attention, that’s without doubt, that’s a great thing.” Kill Your Darlings recounts a littleknown chapter in the life of Ginsberg, who met Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) at Columbia University during World War II. DeHaan plays Ginsberg’s early idol and infatuation Lucien Carr, whose

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relationship with an obsessive older man (Michael C. Hall) involves the future beat-generation icons in a seamy murder case. In the course of the film, Ginsberg comes to embrace his homosexuality. Hall said he hopes Harry Potter fans can come to embrace Radcliffe in the

role and “expand their definition of what a magic wand might be.” Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas said Radcliffe hurled himself into the role and treated the nudity and gay love scenes as just another part of the job, with no qualms or anxiety.

“None! None! None!” said Krokidas, who is gay and so became Radcliffe’s coach in same-sex love-making. “Radcliffe simply asked, ‘John, you’re gay. How does this work?”’ Krokidas said. “I’m not kidding. And so perhaps there was a little dry run-through — oh, she’s going to kill me — with me and the director of photography Reed Morano. “I might have done it on purpose to make everyone laugh, too, but I also wanted to make sure that we got it right. And other films that have depicted certain moments of sexuality like this, it doesn’t happen that way. And at least for cinematic history, I wanted to get that moment right. But Dan watched, observed, found his own connection like he did any other scene and dove right into it.” Kill Your Darlings premiered Friday afternoon at Sundance’s main theatre, which is adjacent to a high school where classes were just letting out for the day. A group of teenage girls rushed from the school to the back of the theatre, trying to determine where Radcliffe and his co-stars would be coming in and out. Some stars grow to resent that sort of fan attention resulting from past roles, feeling it overshadows the work they’re doing now. So far, Radcliffe seems to see nothing but good things coming out of Harry Potter. “There was a generation of people who maybe wouldn’t have gone to see a production of Equus, had I not been in it, that came to see Equus,” Radcliffe said. “Even if they came for the wrong reasons, you know, we got them there, and they stayed, and they watched. And they stayed for the right reasons.”

Former reality TV contender Arisa Cox to host ‘Big Brother’ background but I’ve also done a lot of entertainment. “So I’m really interested in getting A former Canadian reality TV con- in there with them, finding out details. testant will host the inaugural edition There’s not much I’ll shy away from,” of Big Brother Canada. she says. Arisa Cox says her experience on “I might be a lot more emotional the 2001 series The Lofters makes her when it comes to especially suited to the show.” the job. Cox was a In that Toronto22-year-old jourset show, eight peonalism student at ple lived together in Carleton University a camera-rigged loft when she joined for a year. The Lofters. Slice’s 10-week“I did it really long Big Brother for the experience Canada will feature and to see what I 14 people living could learn from together in a camthis,” she says. era-rigged house. “I don’t regret The winner gets any of it. I don’t $100,000. think I could do it More recently, again for a year, Cox was an enterthat’s a long time. tainment reporter Those reality shows for CBC News Netare three months or work and a host on less because people the entertainment crack up.” channel E! Cox says she alFile photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS But the 34-yearready knows who old says it’s experi- Arisa Cox will host the inaugural the houseguests ence as a former re- edition of “Big Brother Canada.” will be and expects ality show contendsome great drama. er that makes her a “It’s a great good fit for Canada’s first Big Brother group. I think once people start watchspinoff, which kicks off Feb. 27. ing the first couple episodes I think it’s “I feel like I’m bringing something going to be really hard to look away.” else to the table. It’s not just, ‘Oh wow, Big Brother Canada will air three I’m not like you. I would never go on a times a week on Wednesdays, Thursshow like this’,” says Cox. days and Sundays. “I’ve been on a show like that, I’ve Big Brother Canada After Dark — been those people trying to survive a comprised of three hours of raw, uncut really surreal place. material from the house — will run “So, I feel like I’m one of them, even nightly starting Feb. 27. though I’m not.” And for those who crave even more, While Cox notes that Big Brother Bigbrothercanada.ca will offer a host Julie Chen takes “a very serious, 24-hour live feed following the series journalistic angle” to the U.S. version premiere. of the show, she expects to get a bit Online: more personally involved in the game. Bigbrothercanada.ca “I also come from a journalism BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Marianne Harris has been experimenting with impressionistic street scenes and other works in acrylic and mixed media

Marianne Harris artwork to be exhibited at Gallery on Main Watercolour landscapes and other artworks by Marianne Harris are being exhibited at the Gallery on Main in Lacombe. The Red Deer artist is primarily known for her realistic renderings of nature and children, but has lately been experimenting with impressionistic street scenes and other works in acrylic and mixed media.

The Edmontonborn Harris, who runs workshops from her Paintwerx Studios, has exhibited paintings and photographs in various art shows and galleries. She’s been inspired by her travels and children, which “have given rise to my favourite subject — people and their activities. . . . People are

always fascinating subjects the world over, and I strive to tell their story and emotions with paint on paper.” A wine and cheese opening reception will be held at the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday. The show runs to Feb. 15.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Publishing house House of Anansi has launched a Broken Social Sceneinspired short fiction contest to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Arts & Crafts record label. Interested writers must create a piece of short fiction using one of the 13 songs from the hit Broken Social Scene album You Forgot It In People as either the title or theme of the story. The 2002 album launched Arts & Crafts and won the on-hiatus Toronto indie-rock collective a Juno Award for alternative album of the year. Contest submissions will be juried by House of Anansi senior editor Jared Bland. Finalists will be judged by Bland as well as Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Leslie Feist and Charles Spearin.

Toronto-based Anansi will accept submissions electronically through March 29, and 13 finalists will be announced on May 24. Three winners will be announced on May 30 and awarded additional prizes. The top 13 short stories will be published as The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People on June 8 as an eBook, powered by Anansi Digital, under House of Anansi’s new short story imprint Astoria. Anansi has previously published This Book is Broken, an illustrated biography of Broken Social Scene. This spring, the band plans to play at a festival marking the Arts & Crafts anniversary in Toronto. Online: www.houseofanansi.com

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New Catdance Film Festival elevates cat video to Sundance levels PARK CITY, Utah — Everyone’s favourite Internet meme — the cat video — has hit the big time. Behold the Catdance Film Festival, a onenight celebration of camera-worthy cats that was held Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. The five short films that were featured went beyond the typical surprised-kitty or cat-threatens-dog fare popular on YouTube. The Catdance films, culled from submissions by cat lovers across the country, told creative, feline-focused tales. There was the story of an aging Internet cat who can’t cope with the loss of fame and A Cat’s Guide to Caring for a Human. “Humans are inherently lazy,” reported the latter film in a ’50sinspired instructional

style. “Left to their own devices, they will sleep well past the break of dawn.” Other films included Catalogue, where a couple orders a bedspread from a catalogue and is surprised to see that the cat shown in the photo was shipped with the comforter. Rocky tells a heartfelt story of a man’s 17-year relationship with his cat. In A Change of Heart, a photo of a cat on a cellphone saves a failing relationship. Each of the five finalists was awarded a golden cat-litter scoop. Actress AnnaLynne McCord hosted the event, which was sponsored by the Fresh Step litter brand. The 25-year-old 90210 star is a lifelong cat lover who proudly displayed photos and videos of her cat, Christopher Buni, on her own cell on Saturday. “What’s not to love

about a cat?” she asked. “Cats have so much personality. They’re very highly intelligent creatures, and if you’re a highly intelligent creature, you respond to that.” McCord is known for taking her cat to work on set, and once dashed out of her house naked to chase away a coyote who was threatening her kitty companion. The Catdance Film Festival was accompanied by a festive, feline-themed party on Park City’s Main Street. Spoofs of famous movie posters dotted the walls, with cats replacing the stars of films such as Top Gun, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski and Clueless. Drinks such as the Feline Fresh and Kitten Kaboodle were served, along with tuna appetizers. Catdance continues online: Fans can watch the feline films begin-

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Dear Annie: My 20-something children attend school in other cities. On occasion, they have asked to bring their current boyfriend or girlfriend home for a visit to meet the family. The friend then stays in a separate room for a night or two. The problem is my husband. He gets extremely upset about these visits and accuses me of encouraging immoral behaviour. He says that allowing these friends to stay at our house gives tacit approval for them to spend the night away from home. I say it is normal hospitality to open our home to our kids’ friends. Is he being irrational, or am I missing something? — Conflicted Mother Dear Conflicted: There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. Your husband apparently is convinced that the kids are sneaking around and getting into bed together when you are asleep. But that is ungenerous of him. These friends are guests in your home and should be treated as such. And your husband might keep in mind that should these friends turn out to be his future sons-in-law or daughters-in-law, reacting poorly to them now could set him up for future difficulties. Dear Annie: May I vent a little about the extended family of a caregiver? My relatives live out of state and rarely visit. This is for them: Please don’t tell the primary caregiver what to do and how to do it. You don’t have all the details, and you do not control every situation. Good caregivers are proactive and vigilant. You are loved, and your opinion matters. But unless you are a medical expert in these areas, please listen rather than resort to preconceived ideas. When you do visit, don’t say, “I guess you get the day off.” There is never a day off, especially if the loved one is in the hospital or rehab and preparations need to be made for what happens after they are discharged. And while you may think it’s “too early” to discuss assisted living or nursing home care, some of those places have waiting lists. You may want to have a light, enjoyable visit, but some things still need to be handled, even unpleasant things. Life doesn’t get put on hold simply because you’re in town. If you want to take over the full-time care, you are more than welcome. Otherwise, please respect the primary caregiver’s role and responsibilities, and keep your interference with the medical providers to a minimum. You have no idea what it is like to have a family plus elderly parents to care for, with all the activities, medical appointments, medications and therapies to coordinate and facilitate. You purposely choose to live states away. Please don’t fly in and out telling me what to do. Serving as a primary caregiver is an honour and a privilege. It carries with it a tremendous responsibility, as well as accountability and self-sacrifice. I do it out of love, and I want what is best for them. — Walk a Mile in My Shoes Dear Walk: We have heard this plea many times and know you speak for thousands of devoted caregivers. But we also know that many relatives who live away need to feel as if they are contributing and often react by making demands and trying to take over. Sometimes, all they need is a task to perform that will make them feel they are needed. Dear Annie: Like “Heartbroken Mom in Connecticut,” I, too, left a controlling husband, and it created conflicts at family gatherings. Our solution was to have two birthday parties. My ex could attend one with whomever he wished, and I attended the other. The grandchildren loved the idea of having two birthday parties. Over time, some of the conflicts lessened, but they never completely stopped. Sometimes they just can’t let go. — Don’t Stress, Celebrate Twice Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net.

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DONAGHY Murray Grant Donaghy, 61, of Airdrie, Alberta, passed away peacefully on January 18th, 2013 at the Red Deer Hospice after a year long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Hemsworth of Airdrie, his son, Curtis of Olds, his two daughters Maura Henkelman (Trevor) of Edmonton and Bodeen of Edmonton; seven grandchildren: Celina, Ashlyn, Joshua (Maura), Natalyn, Delaney (Curtis) and Joseph, Noah (Bodeen). As well, he was survived by his parents, Rosa and Marvin Donaghy of Red Deer and siblings, Elaine Domning (Walter) of Edmonton, Delores Donaghy of Red Deer, Brenda Burk (Dennis) of Red Deer and Colin Donaghy (Kristine) of Penhold. Murray spent a majority of his career in the Education sector working as the Chief Financial Officer with a number of school divisions in Alberta. Toward the end of his career, he also worked for the Government of Alberta in the Education Ministry in School Reporting for 5 years. Once he retired, he began driving bus for Park to Go in Calgary where he was able to share his passion for travel with his passengers to and from the airport. Murray was passionate about skiing, hiking and most of all travel. He enjoyed the planning and organization of travel and learning about other cultures, architecture, history and people from around the world. Murray was an avid photographer, who generously shared some of his stunning prints with family and friends. For a number of years, it was exciting for him to pull together many of the pictures from the year of traveling to create calendars as well. Murray enjoyed live theatre and taking in performances of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Murray will be fondly remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and witty remarks. As analytical and organized as he was, he was equally sensitive, compassionate and loving. Celebration of Life for Murray will be held on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Rocky View Schools Education Centre in Airdrie, Alberta (2651 Chinook Winds Drive, SW, Airdrie). Donations will be accepted by the Canadian Cancer Society or Make a Wish Foundation Canada.

CALKINS Allan Dale Calkins was born in Ponoka, Alberta, November 24, 1929 at rest January 17, 2013. He was 83. One of six children born to Grover Cleveland Calkins and Frances Mary Bush, Allan was raised in Lacombe Alberta where he had a notable history in hockey playing goaltender for the Olds Elks; setting Allan up for coaching hockey in Calgary with the Bantam AA Blackhawks winning the City Championships in 1975-76. During these early years playing hockey in Central Alberta, Allan met and married Jacqueline Desharnais of Wetaskiwin on June 27, 1953. They celebrate their sixtieth anniversary this year. The young couple moved to Calgary where Allan worked in the Oil and Gas business, first at Western Geophysical, then Triad Oil and Gas and later British Petroleum. Allan bravely branched out to start a successful seismic data company by the seventies developing business acumen that followed him later into his farming career and somewhere along the line he became known simply as Al. Al demonstrated his strong values of community as he actively led the Kingsland Community Association in the late sixties and seventies as well as raising his three children, Glen, Michelle and Neal. Al’s love of sport permeated their lives with Glen actively skiing and pursuing a career first in marketing with the Canadian Alpine Ski team and then as an owner of Tim Horton restaurants; daughter Michelle honed her skills in the pool with the Calgary Aquabelles; and Neal played ice hockey and lacrosse throughout high school and now actively coaches. Al challenged everyone to be the best they could be. Al’s grandparents, Clyde and Mary Bush travelled from the eastern United States to Alberta in a covered wagon to farm near Ponoka. This strong maternal family influence overtook Allan and by the early eighties he was searching for farmland and a new adventure. In 1982 Al purchased farmland near Tees, Alberta where he actively raised cattle and enjoyed the country life with wife Jackie. This was a prolific time for Al as he set about ordering his life with farming, tree planting, animal husbandry, gardening, bird watching and family. Al further directed his attention to a more unusual quest for knowledge about the Knights Templar, taking him to England, Scotland and Wales. His thirst for history also included the pioneers of Alberta driving many country roads and cemeteries in search of learning and this inquiry stretched to everyone he met. Al never tired of meeting life with courage and with pride. Al’s family includes brothers, Jack, Cork, Wes; sisters, Joan and predeceased Beth; wife, Jackie; children, Glen, Michelle (DeFilippi) and Neal; grandchildren, Dale, Anna, Paul, Ryann, Cori, Molly and Jack. Al was a son, man, husband, father, grandfather, farmer, gardener, bird watcher, crossword puzzler, historian, reader and a thinker. Funeral Services will be held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel, 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place at the Earlville Rutherford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please give to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB., T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com where Allan passed away with dignity, and the honor and pride he always carried with him. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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McElroy Doris It is with deepest sadness we mourn the passing of our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Doris McElroy, on January 18, 2013 at the age of 89 years. Doris was born on April 26, 1923 in the Rimbey District (Lockhart) to Paul and Clara Marie Pierson. She spent her entire life in the Leedale and Rimbey area. She leaves to mourn Helen Alberta Adams, B a r b a r a E l a i n e M u n d a y, John Robert McElroy, and Gary Owen McElroy. Doris was predeceased by loving husband Owen Jr. McElroy in 2002, sister Dortha, and two brother-in-laws. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday January 24, 2013 at 1 pm. at the Community Centre in Rimbey, Alberta. If friends so desire, memorial tributes can be made directly to Rimbey Long Term Care Area 3 on behalf of Doris McElroy. Funeral arrangements in care of Wilson’s Funeral Chapel in Rimbey, AB.

LINDSKOG Hazel Lydia Hazel Lydia Lindskog of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at Red Deer Hospice on January 18th, 2013 at the age of 86. She was born at home near Eckville on January 27th, 1926. Hazel grew up near Eckville, attended high school in Lacombe and completed her R.N. Degree from the Edmonton General Hospital in 1948 and nursed in Central Alberta for several years after graduation. She was united in marriage to Harry Victor Lindskog of Lacombe in 1951. Hazel enjoyed curling and golfing in her earlier years, was a member of the Red Deer Kinnettes, K-40 Ladies and was an active volunteer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Hazel was predeceased by her husband Harry in March, 2005, her parents, two sisters and her granddaughter Loni. She will be truly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her two loving sons, Tom (Christy) Lindskog of Bragg Creek, Doug Lindskog (Wendy) of Cremona, and loving daughter Joan (Garry) Hermary of Sylvan Lake; her grandchildren Jessica, Kelly (Nick Kaprowski), Hayden, Erin, Whitney Lindskog; Erika Lindskog; Dan (Marcy) Hermary and great grandson Drew, and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you from the family to Janet, her devoted caregiver, and to all who helped in Hazel’s final years. Dear friends and family are welcome to join in a celebration of Hazel’s life February 16th, 2013 at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsons’sfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

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F/T Live-In Caregiver for elderly male. $1834 salary less room & board. Send resume to: brushells_888@yahoo.com F/T Live-In Caregiver req’d for boys age 5 mo., 6 & 7 yrs. in Red Deer 403-343-9590

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BOOKKEEPER

RESPONSIBILITIES: - all related payroll duties - GST returns and WCB reporting - monthly financial statements REQUIREMENTS: - high standard of confidentiality req’d - 5 or more yrs. working exp. - strong working knowledge of Simply Accounting - strong computer skills and very proficient with spreadsheets - extremely organized with attention to detail - able to work independently with minimum supervision - able to follow directions and meet deadlines Reply to Box 1029, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Announcements

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Classifieds 309-3300

Due to technical difÀculties, the answers for the “North of 49” Crossword Puzzle for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 were misprinted. Below are the correct answers. We apologize for any inconvience this may have caused our readers.

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

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KOENIG Mel William 1935 - 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mel Koenig of Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the age of 77 years. Mel will be remembered as a quiet, soft-spoken man, and for his quick wit and dry sense of humor. Mel spent 35 of his years working for CP Rail, and was lucky to have an early retirement which he spent golfing, curling, fishing, and especially loved the time he spent with his partner Sonia and his dog Dexter. Mel will forever be remembered by his loving partner Sonia Labercane, daughters; Sandi (Bruce) and Jerri (Tina) and grandchildren; Ryan and Jenna (Jeremiah). Mel’s loss will also be deeply felt by his siblings; Tom and Warren of British Columbia and Chuck, Donald, and Marilyn of Red D e e r. H e w i l l b e g r e a t l y missed by his family, close friends and his dog Dexter. Mel was predeceased by his wife Glady in 2001, as well as by his parents William and Katie. In honor of Mel, his life will be celebrated in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 2S6. Cremation has been entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer 403.340.4040

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

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Procom Insurance, A great place to work! is looking for a permanent F/T Office Service Clerk. If your looking for a secure job with consistent hours in a busy and friendly Red Deer office, and you have a passion to assist others in person and one the phone, send your resumes to dan@procominsurance.ca or fax to 403-340-3972

WANTED Admin Assistant

309-3300 Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.

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: welcan@telusplanet.net by 01/31/13.

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


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Johnston Ming Manning LLP has a full time Legal Assistant position available in our real estate department. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a law firm, and a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience working as a Legal Assistant in residential real estate. We offer an excellent working environment, a great benefit package, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources Johnston Ming Manning LLP 3rd Floor, 4943 50th Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y1 Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email: hr@jmmlawrd.ca We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Legal Assistant

Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass LLP Requires the services of a Senior/Intermediate Corp/Comm Legal assistant. Cores and PPR accreditation will be an advantage. Please email resume to ssimmons@ altalaw.ca or fax to the attention of Office Manager on 403.343.0891.

The Rocky Mountain House Primary Care Network requires the services of a clinician to manage the Rocky PCN Anticoagulation Program. Professional Requirements: Registered Nurse or Pharmacist Current registration with applicable professional college Clear Criminal record check For further information please visit our website at rockymedical.com/pcn. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jsandstra@ rockymedical.com or in person to Rocky PCN at 5127-49th Street, Rocky Mountain House in the lower level. Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found. Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ dexproduction.com or fax 403-864-8284

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GREYWOLF ENERGY SERVICES LTD. is now hiring experienced Well Testing Operators, Night Supervisors, and Day Supervisors. We are one of the largest testing companies in North America. We pay top wages, have an excellent benefits package, and an RRSP (Registered Retirement Savings Plan) program. Candidates must have H2S, First Aid training, and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening. A valid class five driver’s licence with a clean driver’s abstract is an asset.

OPHTHALMIC TECHNICIAN/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT req’d for Ophthalmology office. No previous experience req’d. as full job training is provided. Please fax resume to 403-342-2024 or drop off in person at #120, 5002-55 St. Red Deer. Only those considered will be contacted.

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

Northern Alberta residents, submit resumes to: Email: mstoddard@ greywolfsystems.ca Fax: 780-539-0946 INSTREAM INTEGRITY INC. is a pipeline integrity company specialising in underground pipeline inspection is currently looking for an indivdual to join our team. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age with a clean driving record. Also must be willing to travel. Please submit resume with a drivers abstract to admin@ instreamintegrity.com.

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

INDUSTRIAL INSULATORS

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.

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Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, or Email to hr@bilton.ca

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

Duties required:

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

This position reports direct to our Corporate HSE Manager! Please visit our website at: www. cathedralenergyservices.com or apply by email to: HRCanada@Cathedral EnergyServices.com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

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

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Medical

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

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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

Anticoagulation Clinician 0.8 FTE

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

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Wanted Electrical/Instrumentation . Local oilfield work - Condor area. Fax resume 403-729-2507 fhulgaard@hulco.ca

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

Micron Industries

Join Our Fast Growing Team!!

Valid 1st Aid, H2S, Drivers License required!! Please contact Murray McGeachy or Jamie Rempel by Fax: (403) 340-0886 or email

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Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

WEDNESDAY: FREE COFFEE/TEA DAY FRIDAY: PATRONS DAY

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is looking for journeyman picker operator.Top wages/ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls.

SERVICE RIG

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

TOPCO OILSITE PRODUCTS Req’s. Repair and Service staff. Applicant will be req’d. to perform repairs, ultrasonics, high pressure testing, sand blasting and various other jobs on high pressure iron. Mechanical skills and reliable transportation req’d. Pre offer drug alcohol testing will be provided. Fax resumes to 403-309-9276

Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

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

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

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RED DEER BINGO CENTRE

MAINTENANCE FOREMAN Actively manage, maintain and participate in the Preventative Maintenance Program

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Afternoon & Evening Bingo 7 Days a Week

Please forward your resume via fax to (403) 227-7796 or e-mail to hr@bilton.ca

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DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

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.

Requires an

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

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.

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.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR

MCSE/MCSA, CompTIA Network, Server, Security Certifications are preferred.

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

CompTIA A+ Certification and experience are the minimum requirements for all applicants.

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.

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1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics req’s F/T Supervisor with 1-2 yrs. exp. for womens cosmetics and makeup in Red Deer Malls $17.50/hr. canadacarts@gmail.com LOCAL Oilfield Service Company is accepting resumes from established and reliable sales people. Must be honest, pnctual, reliable, work well on own. This position reports directly to the Presidentt. Please mail resume to :: Box 12023 Sylvan Lake, Alberta, T4S 2K9. All resumes will be kept in striict confidence. VARSTEEL LTD RED DEER Looking for Experienced Inside Sales member. Position is permanent full time MonFri. Previous experience in steel / sales required. Wage commensurate of experience. Please email resume to chris.ball@ varsteel.ca

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1 Quality Sandblaster must have 5 years’ experience in the field. Please fax your resume to 403-348-8109. or email kayla@furixenergy.com

AFTERNOON SHIFT

CNC Operators

DAYSHIFT & AFTERNOON SHIFT

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

DUTIES INCLUDE, Set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and running production runs, min. 3 years experience.

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

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

DRYWALL helper req’d. Exp. an asset. Must have own transportation. 403-341-7619

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Is now accepting applications for the following full time positions:

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:

CIVIL EARTHWORKS SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR & ADVISOR

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Sales & Distributors

ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN SAFETY ADMINISTRATOR FIELD ADMINISTRATOR/COST CONTROLLER

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hr@pidherneys.com or fax to 403-845-5370

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Computer Personnel

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

We offer competitive wage and benefits packages Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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We offer competitive wages, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resumes to resume@ nexusengineering.ca

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Journeyman Electrician or Millwright tickets are an asset. Preference will be given to those with experience in a manufacturing facility.

Restaurant/ Hotel

Also currently hiring dayshift & afternoon shift FT FOOD COUNTER QC PERSON ATTENDANT $11/hr.,avail. nights and weekends. Call • Must be able to read measuring devices Little Caesars Red Deer at and blueprints for 403-346-1600 or fax reinspection of machined sume to 403-356-9465 parts.

POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Day and evening shift. Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.

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

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

4946-53 Ave. 347-4504 (Just West of Superstore)

DINO’S TAKE OUT LOOKING FOR EXP’D P/T AND F/T DELIVERY DRIVER. Please apply in person w/resume to: 130, 3121 49 AVE. Red Deer

A&W Village Mall, 58 6320 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 4C6. 403-346-6100 Needs F/T Food Service Supervisor. Shift work, must be flexible. $12-$13.50/hr. Please apply in person or email: ormit@telus.net

CUSTOMER APPRECIATION 2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

‘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 rdchs@telus.net by January 25, 2013. All applications are appreciated but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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

GOLD BOOKLETS ONLY

FREE BREAKFAST 10:30-11:45 AM & FREE SUPPER 5:00-6:15 PM

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Innisfail Insurance Services Ltd.

Restaurant/ Hotel

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

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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 experiWe are a busy and ence. Please forward progressive snubbing / resumes to: live well service company Carol Peterson with an awesome 15 day Box 6039 on and 6 day off shift Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 rotation and we are rapidly Fax: 403- 227-3910 expanding. We need cpeterson@ Operator Assistants (entry innisfailinsurance.com level position) and experienced operators. We offer Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! excellent wages, a great benefits package and an LAND SURVEY awesome working ASSISTANT environment with many advancement opportuBeta Surveys nities. Class 1 or 3 driver’s Limited license and all oilfield As a member of a two tickets are preferred, but p e r s o n c r e w, y o u w i l l we will train the right assist the Party Chief in individuals for our entry locating survey evidence, level positions. THIS IS A preparing Real Property LABOUR INTENSIVE Reports, completing subPOSITION Fax resumes d i v i s i o n s a n d b u i l d i n g to: 403-347-3075, attn- Judy. stake outs. Must be physically fit and Central Alberta’s Largest enjy working outdoors. Previous land surveyiing Car Lot in Classifieds experience an asset, but not required. TOO MUCH STUFF? Please reply in confidence to: Let Classifieds Chris Beaumont, C.E.T. help you sell it. Email: Chris.Beaumont @betasurveys.ca Fax: 403-342-5334 Start your career! See Help Wanted

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

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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: info@proflo.net or fax: 403-341-4588 References are a must.

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

PRODUCTION TESTING PERSONNEL Oilfield REQ’D

(Must be able to Provide own work truck)

LAS VEGAS STYLE

800

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 Professionals hand tools. Tubing and experience in hydro Busy Veterinarian Clinic testing pipe, vessels and looking for F/T Animal hoses an asset, willing to Health Technologist to train the right candidate. Site Safety cover 1 year maternity Weekdays 7:00 - 4:30. Services Inc. leave. Candidate must Excellent working C u r r e n t l y a c c e p t i n g work well within a team, conditions & benefits after friendly, outgoing, and 3 months. Fax resume to resumes for the following personnel. client orientated. Must be 403-346-2072 or email HSE Advisors available some evenings patty.micron@telus.net Safety Supervisors and weekends. Shutdown Personnel Buying or Selling Please drop off resumes to All applicants must have #4, 420 Allan Street Red your home? Deer or email to Check out Homes for Sale current safety tickets for position applied for. adesroches@ in Classifieds Email resume and safety deerparkpet.ca tickets to: sitesafe@telusplanet.net Celebrate your life or fax 403-887-8864 with a Classified Snow Cat Operators ANNOUNCEMENT Must have tickets and Tired of Standing? equipment experience. Find something to sit on 403-348-1521 or in Classifieds 403-391-1695

QUALIFIED DAY AND NIGHT SUPERVISORS

BINGO GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

Oilfield

282207A22

Janitorial

resumes@newcartcontracting.com Or fax resume to: 1-403-729-2396 Please specify which position you’re applying for. *No phone call inquiries please


RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 D3

STUCCO Plasterers, & Labourers. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. Call 403-588-5306

is a Leduc-based transportation company established in 2000 that services the oil and gas ind u s t r y. T h e c o n s i s t e n t EXP’D framer req’d. company growth has Own vehicle a must. warranted opportunities for 403-350-5103 tractor and/or winch tractor F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS driver positions in the Red - Good hours, home every D e e r a r e a . A t t r a c t i v e night, $4000-$6000/mo. compensation, RRSP plan Contractor must have truck and benefits package highor van. Tools, supplies & l i g h t t h e s e a v a i l a b l e ladders required. Training positions. provided, no experience Primary needed. Apply to: accountabilities: satjobs@shaw.ca * Loading and unloading First Choice Collision oilfield equipment * Proper load securement Seeking Journeyman or 2nd /3rd year apprentices. * Respect trucks and trailers Positions for body, prep and refinishing technicians * Complete and accurate paperwork needed for our car and *Good client communication light truck division. Top * Ability to manage time wages, bonus programs and tasks and benefit package. Fax resumes to Position (403) 343-2160; e-mail requirements: choice2@telusplanet.net * First aid or drop off in person @ #5, * H2S alive 7493, 49th Avenue * WHMIS/TDG Crescent, Red Deer. * Class 1 license * Off road experience HIRING experienced * Strong customer Dozer and Excavator interaction skills Operators and Labourers for local, commercial and * A positive “Can Do” attitude oilfield construction. Com* Pre-employment drug petitive wages and screening benefits. Fax resume to Preference will be given to 403-347-6296 candidates having a clean Looking for 2nd, 3rd, 4th CDA or Driver’s Abstract year apprentices and (5 year history), GODI and journeymen plumbers for off road and/or experience full time work. Need to in this field. have experience with ser- We thank all applicants for vice and new home their interest; however only construction. Must have those identified for further valid drivers license and be c o n s i d e r a t i o n w i l l b e dependable. We offer contacted. competitve wages, benefit Forward resume with referpackage and company ve- e n c e s , c o p y o f s a f e t y hicle. Please fax resume to c e r t i f i c a t e a n d c u r r e n t 403-347-4539 or email to drivers abstract to: galaxyadmin@telus.net humanresources@ phoenixrentals.ca o r b y f a x t o (780) 980-0740. Junior Safety Consultant must have valid safety tickets, principles of health and safety, and train the trainer is an asset. Please fax your resume to 403-348-8109 or email kayla@furixenergy.com Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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

Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

junior Purchaser must have basic knowledge of oilfield construction supplies. Please fax your resume to 403-348-8109 or email kayla@furixenergy.com

850

Trades

850

Trades

Junior QA/QC must have welding inspector level 1 WANTED and knowledge of B31.3 HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Piping is an asset. Please for growing trucking f a x y o u r r e s u m e t o company in Central Alberta. 403-348-8109 or email Please fax resume to kayla@furixenergy.com 403-782-0561 Millard Trucking Ltd. is looking for a 3rd year apprentice/journeyman heavy duty mechanic.We offer competitive wages and performance based bonuses. All interested persons are invited to apply by Fax: 403-638-4987 or email: jmillard@ enerchem.com

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

QUALITY Painters/Coaters must have 5 years’ experience in the field. Please fax your resume to 403-348-8109. or email kayla@furixenergy.com

Shipper / Receiver

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

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 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 hr@bilton.ca

281982A22

AN UP TO DATE ALBERTA “B” PRESSURE CERTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO THOSE WITH VESSEL EXPERIENCE

Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. BOX 11, SITE 2, RR 1 Red Deer, AB Req’s Truck Drivers for 2013 season (April-Oct) in Red Deer. Duties include driving semi truck w/end dump trailer or super b, and some paperwork. Day/night shift avail. Class 1 license req’d. Will train/exp. an asset. Wage $24.27 hrly, 44 hrs weekly. Email resume debbie.lefeuvre@bg-rd.com TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

CLASS 1 OR 3 DRIVERS or lease operators required immediately to operate tandem axle tank truck. Experience spraying dust control products an asset. Excellent wages, must be willing to travel. Fax resume to 403-782-0561

requires

F/T Safety Officer

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

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time

Carpenters & Carpenter helpers.

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: admin@shunda.ca STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: earl707@telus.net. and/or fax 403-347-7913

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

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

860

Truckers/ Drivers

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION

Truckers/ Drivers

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

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

EXPERIENCED

Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 hartwell@telus.net Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Pidherney’s is growing and requires

EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 DRIVERS to join our busy team.

Top wages based on experience. Benefit package. Assigned units - Scheduled days off. Valid safety tickets an asset. Fax resume to Human Resources at 403-845-5370 or email:

hr@pidherneys.com

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

1010

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

Educational

1140

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: www.clcreddeer.com

Whatever You’re Selling... We Have The Paper You Need! Central Alberta Escorts LIFE & EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight Red Deer EROTICAS PLAYMATES ADVOCATE

1165

Construction

1085

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

Contractors

1100

BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980

COUNTERTOPS

Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net PERFECT 10’s. Have it done right the 1st. time mydiamondgirls.org 403-550-0470 ROXY INDEPENDENT 403-848-2300

Ultimate Companionship

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

Handyman Services

1200

BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. Res/Comm.Reno’s, repair and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured.

Health Care

1210

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

1280

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

Gentle Touch Massage

4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445

Misc. Services

1290

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269 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

VII MASSAGE

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

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 cpest@shaw.ca FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629 JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564

ADULT Carriers Needed For Early morning delivery of the Red Deer Advocate 6 days/wk in GLENDALE area. ALSO 4 days a week Flyers & Sun. Life in ORIOLE PARK Oak St. & Olympic Crsc JOHNSTONE CROSSING Jennings & Joa Also Jack & Jenner Crsc Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

Moving & Storage

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Painters/ Decorators

Misc. Help

880

CARRIERS NEEDED

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED

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

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

ANDERS AREA

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 Dunham Crsc Dandell Close area $125/mo. ALSO Duston St. Donnelly Crsc., area Densmore Crs. Dale Close $270.00/mo. ALSO Doran Crsc. Dunn Close $50/mo. ALSO Doran Crsc. Doan Ave. area $53/mo. ALSO Dixon Crsc. area Davis & Dunn Close $164/mo.

MICHENER East of 40th North of Ross St. Michener Green Cresc. area. $268/mo. Good for adult with small car. ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

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

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

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

LANCASTER AREA 77 PAPERS $412/MO.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

INGLEWOOD AREA

Isbister Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED

880

Misc. Help

Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc

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

SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

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

CASH CASINO is hiring a

F/T CLEANER,

3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume attn: Greg Tisdale to cleaning@ cashcasino.ca 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@ aesreddeer.com Ellis Bird Farm is looking for a Tea House operator (May to September). For more information contact mpearman@ellisbirdfarm. ca. Guidelines at www. ellisbirdfarm.ca

Employment Training

880

Misc. Help

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook 1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY

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

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

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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

Career Planning

920

RED DEER WORKS Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email inford@lokken.com Career Programs are

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for all Albertans Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

900

EASTVIEW 100 ADVOCATE $525/MO. $6300/YR 2 HRS./DAY GRANDVIEW 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. per day WESTLAKE 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. /day Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Misc. Help

880

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

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Accounting

880

LANCASTER AREA West half of Lampard Crsc. & Leung Close $65/mo.

860 DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

Massage Therapy

Misc. Help

280034A5-C5

ELECTRICAL - Q2 Electrical Contractors Ltd is accepting applications for Electrical Apprentices, Beginner to 4th Year. Please fax resume to 403-343-7952, or email to admin@q2electric.com.

850

Trades

1310

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

Misc. Help

Looking Loo Lo king kin ng for

a job? ?

Participating Employers: 1. ATB Financial 2. Central Alberta Tile One 3. Deermart Equipment Sales 4. Extendicare 5. Landmark Canada 6. Lambourne Environmental 7. Nurse Next Door 8. Precision Well Servicing 9. Securitas 10. Tim Hortons

880

Mini Job Fair Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor, First Red Deer Place 4911 – 51 Street, Red Deer Bring your updated resumé and dress to impress the local employers who will be there. For more information, 403-340-5353

281187A21-22

850

Trades

Government

PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. 403-307-4798

Seniors’ Services

1372

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. helpinghandshomesupport.com

is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

- Batch Plant Operator - Carpenters/Woodworkers - General Labourers Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www.eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403885-5516 or e-mail: k.kooiker@eaglebuilders.ca.

279425A2-31

850

Trades


D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013

CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

1530

Auctions

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

EquipmentHeavy

1630

BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. HOMESTYLE 2 stainlesssteel elec. buffet server, $20; 3 ceramic buffet serve r, h e a t e d b y t e a l i g h t candles, c/w 20 pack tealight candles, $10; call bettween 10-5 p.m. 403-309-4643 No evening calls please. KIDNEY shaped bar set 3 tier smokey glass/chrome trimmed c/w 2 matching bar stools all for $150 403-314-2026 OFFICE DESK, 5’4” wide x 3’ x 29” $200. 403-347-7405

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

1640

Tools

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

1660

Firewood

FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

1710

Household Appliances

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 COMFORT Zone electric heater oak cabinet 15” x 17 1/2” x 15 1/2”h $200 403-314-2026 DRYER orig. price $500, asking $150 call 403-782-5818 R E F R I G E R AT O R o r i g . $500 , asking $100, 403-782-5818 UPRIGHT freezer 14 cu. ft. white, 2 yrs. old, like new $200 403-307-4223 WASHER/DRYER, Whirlpool. HD super cap. 8 cycle washer, 3 temps, 3 load sz. HD extra lrg cap, 4 cycle dryer, 3 temps. Aprox. 7 ys old. Very good cond. $325. 403-309-2051 WASHING MACHINE orig. $600 , asking $150 403-782-5818

Household Furnishings

1720

1840

Dogs

WANTED

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

1860

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

Travel Packages

1900

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

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 www.hpman.ca

3030

KITSON CLOSE

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

1730 1760

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

16”x3” BIRCH BARK BASKET COVERED WITH PORCUPINE QUILLS & FIR TRIM. $100. 403-347-7405

WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

2 MEDICINE MAN SHIELDS Very detailed. Cree and Blackfoot. $75/ea. 403-347-7405

Pasture/Land Wanted

2180

WANTED 5 stacking chairs, metal - PASTURE LAND TO frames, all for $25; tall RENT OR LEASE. wood clothes pole $20; roundtop wooden stool Required for 2 Load Pastures $15; box assorted flower to 1000 Head Pastures. Area: pots $10; wine decanter Alberta & Saskatchewan. w/6 glasses $20; oval bowl Term: May to September, (mother of pearl) frosted 2013. Please contact Ed 403-546-2278 Ext 3. leaf pattern $45; 4 pc. desert goblets (pedestal) diamond cut pattern $25; 4 wine and 4 cocktail glasses diamond cut all $15; Calgary Olympic glasses 8 beer, 8 old fashioned $25 403-314-2026

wegot

rentals

1830

KENTWOOD

Manufactured Homes

3040

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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

3050

2 BDRM,. w/balcony, quiet clean professionally managed bldg. $825/rent /d.d., Feb. 1, call 403-358-8670

COZY SUITE ON HEWSON AVE.

Bsmt suite 2 bdrms, 1 bath w/5 appls, In-suite laundry. Adult only, no pets. Only $875 INCL. UTIL. SD $875 Available FEB 1st. Call Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or Nicole 403-318-4225 www.hpman.ca Avail Feb 1, 2 units Bachelor & 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, adult only, 2 appl, laundry in bldg, NO PETS, N/S, $550/$700 + pwr, $550/$700 SD PM 242 Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175

TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 ASSOCIATIONS

HEALTH & FITNESS

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Avail Now, 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, new paint, 2 appl, $725 + pwr, $675 SD, NO PETS, N/S PM 526 5, 5920 63 St - Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412- www.simproperties.ca LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 ONE bdrm. ADULT only apt. across from hospital, $750/mo.,avail. no pets avail. Feb. 1 877-3323 SUITES FOR RENT THREE HILLS Affordable housing for low income, single adults of any age, F/S, water/sewer included. $400/mo, $400 DD.Further information & applications available at www.studiosalberta.com or by calling 1-888-963-5698

www.greathealth.org Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168

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www.air-ristocrat.com Gary 403-302-7167

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www.lonsdalegreen.com Lonsdale Green Apartments

REAL ESTATE RENTALS www.homefinders.ca Phone 403-340-3333

SHOPPING www.fhtmca.com/derekwiens Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

CLASSIFICATIONS

www.writers-ink.net Club for writers - meets weekly

COMPUTER REPAIR

WEB DESIGN

www.albertacomputerhygiene.com

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AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

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5000-5300

CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

4020

Houses For Sale

2002 FORD EXPLORER. 2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE 7 pass. Eddie Bauer edit. 7pass., rear air, $16888 fully loaded, exc. shape, 348-8788 Sport & Import $6800 obo 403-340-2042

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Cars

Auto Wreckers

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

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

REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629

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2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, 2004 MAZDA 3 Sport. Clean, 203,000 km. $7800. sunroof, htd. lthr., long box, 118393 kms, $34888, 403-782-6345 348-8788, Sport & Import CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

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Obama sets bold liberal agenda for second term BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took the oath of office for the second time in as many days on Monday, this time before an estimated 800,000 revellers who cheered on his stirring appeal for Americans to come together and fight for the cherished American principles of justice and equality. Obama’s public swearing-in at the majestic Capitol building, featuring pop star Beyonce singing the national anthem, took place on the national holiday devoted to revered civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The wife of Medgar Evers, another slain civil rights leader, delivered the invocation at the second inauguration of the country’s first African-American president. Myrlie Evers-Williams spoke of “witnesses — unseen by the naked eye, but all around us — thankful that their living was not in vain.” Obama embraced his wife and daughters after he swore the oath of office. The crowd roared its approval. The president then delivered a spirited, substantive 19-minute address that touched on his administration’s priorities and re-established his commitment to liberal, Democratic values, including his belief that government can be a positive force in the lives of citizens. Obama didn’t shy away from some of the most hotbutton debates currently raging in the United States, including immigration reform, gun control, climate change and same-sex marriage. “Our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers, and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts,” he said to an eruption of cheers and applause. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” It was the first time any U.S. president has mentioned gay rights in an inaugural address. Obama also referred to voter disenfranchisement, a particular problem for African-American voters in Florida in November. “Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote,”

he said. “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity.” When Obama made his way back into the Capitol building after making his outdoor address, he turned back to look out at the flag-waving crowd. He appeared visibly moved. “I want to take a look one more time,” he said as he stopped to survey the hundreds of thousands who turned out to show their support. “I’m not going to see this again.” Obama and his wife, Michelle, then sat down for lunch with congressional leaders. Video of Michelle Obama apparently rolling her eyes dismissively at John Boehner, speaker of the House of Representatives, swiftly went viral. The couple later headed to a series of inaugural balls held across the U.S. capital. “Just danced to Let’s Stay Together with the love of my life and the president of the United States. I’m so proud of Barack,” Michelle Obama tweeted on Monday night. A day earlier, Obama was sworn in by John Roberts, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, during an intimate ceremony at the White House. That’s because the U.S. Constitution requires presidents take the oath of office on Jan. 20; when it falls on a Sunday, the public festivities are held the next day. One of Obama’s appointees to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, administered the oath to Vice President Joe Biden on Monday as the president beamed. Roberts, who famously flubbed the oath of office in 2009, swore in Obama this time without any hitches — it was the president, in fact, who briefly stumbled over the words “United States.” As the inaugural festivities played out on Capitol Hill, hundreds of people were gathered just down the street at the Canadian embassy to watch history unfold. The party at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, hosted by Ambassador Gary Doer, was one of the hottest tickets in the U.S. capital given its close proximity to the Capitol building. It boasts a stunning view of the action from its sixth-floor rooftop patio. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and some American VIPs were among those in attendance noshing on BeaverTails, poutine, Tim Hortons coffee

and Crown Royal cocktails, among other Canadian fare. Obama begins his next four years in office amid far different circumstances than he did in 2009, when his soaring messages of hope and change dared millions of Americans to dream that their country could be the better, brighter place that King himself envisioned decades earlier. And yet the commander-in-chief now presides over a bitterly divided U.S. Congress, although the dramatically changing face of America, in particular the growing number of Hispanic voters, helped to decisively propel him to a second victory in November. The president’s first term kicked off as a devastating economic recession was taking hold, thwarting some of his loftiest legislative goals and compelling his administration to spend billions in efforts to ward off a full-fledged depression. It’s also been marked by nasty partisan brawling incited largely by a Republican opposition that made no bones about its determination to put the brakes to Obama’s legislative agenda at every turn. They also vowed to deny him a second term, an ultimately fruitless mission. Obama made pointed reference to the congressional warfare in his inaugural address. “Progress does not compel us to settle centurieslong debates about the role of government for all time — but it does require us to act in our time,” he said in his address. “Decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat namecalling as reasoned debate.” At the congressional lunch, he took a gentler stance. “I recognize democracy is not always easy,” he said. “I recognize there are profound differences in this room.” But, he added: “I’m confident we can act in way that makes a difference for our children.” In the past four years, Obama has had major successes — the president managed to do what so many in the Oval Office had failed to achieve, passing a sweeping overhaul to the country’s health-care system that provided health insurance to millions of Americans. He also authorized the successful Navy SEALs raid that finally captured and killed Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida mastermind behind 9-11.

As Israel votes, few are talking Algeria describes how about peace with Palestine Islamists created mayhem JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu seems poised for re-election as Israel’s prime minister in today’s voting, the result of the failure of his opponents to unite behind a viable candidate against him — and the fact that most Israelis no longer seem to believe it’s possible to reach a peace settlement with the Palestinians. The widely held assumption of a victory by Netanyahu comes despite his grim record: there is no peace process, there is growing diplomatic isolation and a slowing economy, and his main ally has been forced to step down as foreign minister because of corruption allegations. Even so, Netanyahu has managed to convince many Israelis that he offers a respectable choice by projecting experience, toughness and great powers of communication in both native Hebrew and flawless American English. He was also handed a gift by the opposition. Persistent squabbling among an array of parties in the moderate camp has made this the first election in decades without two clear opposing candidates for prime minister. Even Netanyahu’s opponents have suggested his victory is inevitable. “His rivals are fragmented,” said Yossi Sarid, a dovish former Cabinet minister who now writes a column for the Haaretz newspaper. “He benefits by default,” he told The Associated Press in an interview. The confusion and hopelessness that now characterize the issue of peace with the Palestinians has cost the moderates their historical campaign focus. Many Israelis are disillusioned with the bitter experience of Israel’s unilateral pullout from the Gaza Strip in 2005 that led to years of violence. Others believe Israel’s best possible offers have been made and rejected already, concluding that they cannot meet the Palestinians’ minimal demands. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has said that in 2008 he offered the Palestinians roughly 95 per cent of the West Bank, and additional territory from Israel in a “land swap.” He also said he offered shared control of Jerusalem, including its holy sites. The Palestinians have disputed some of Olmert’s account and suggested they could not close a deal with a leader who was by then a lame duck. “There can’t be peace because we’ve tried everything already. All the options have been exhausted. They apparently don’t want to make peace, said Eli Tzarfati, a 51-year-old resident of the northern town of Migdal Haemek. ”It doesn’t matter what you give them — it won’t be enough.“ Tzarfati expressed what seems to be

a common sentiment. A poll conducted last week in Israel by the New Wave Polling Research Institute found that 52 per cent of respondents support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel as part of a peace agreement. Yet 62 per cent said they do not believe the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is a partner for peace — and an identical number said it is not possible to reach a peace agreement. The survey questioned 576 people and had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points. In the absence of peace talks, those who wanted to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands used to speak of a unilateral pullout from at least some of the territories. But that idea has been mostly removed from the table because of the Gaza pullout, which led to the territory’s takeover by Hamas militants and years of rocket fire into Israel. This situation leaves many Israelis at a loss over what to do next. Since most of the Palestinians are now living in autonomous zones inside the West Bank and prevented from entering Israel, and violence has largely subsided, the most attractive option to Israelis seems to be ignoring the issue. That is what the main opposition party chose to do in this campaign. Labor Party leader Shelly Yachimovich has mostly focused on a populist social message in hopes of attracting working-class citizens who might otherwise vote for the hard-liners. In the past, Labor has been the leader of Israel’s peace camp. Another member of the moderate camp, former TV personality Yair Lapid, argues primarily for ending the costly government subsidies and draft exemptions granted to Israel’s ultraOrthodox minority. Only one party with national leadership ambitions, the new “Movement” formed by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, has made Mideast peace the centerpiece of its campaign. Polls show the party gaining little traction. Sarid dismissed current public opinion as a “weather vane” that can easily shift. “Israel has gone to war seven, eight times. It never despaired of going to war,” he said. “If after seven attempts at war you don’t despair, and after the first attempt at peace you do, that seems strange, no?” Whatever the results for individual parties, the operative question is whether all the right-wing parties together can secure at least 61 seats of the 120 in parliament, the minimum for a majority coalition. Although all polls predict they will, several major polls last Friday showed the right with only 63 seats, versus 57 for the parties of the centre-left.

Nieto announces food program to help country’s 7.4 million poor THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY — President Enrique Pena Nieto has kicked off a campaign seeking to better feed the 7.4 million people in Mexico who are poor and malnourished. Pena Nieto says the “crusade against hunger” joins the U.N.’s global “Zero Hunger” challenge. He said Wednes-

MEXICO day the program will not only give out food to poor indigenous communities but also promote sustainable systems for local producers. The campaign will begin in Mexico’s 400 poorest municipalities, many in the southern state of Chiapas where the government says 1.5 million

people cannot buy basic staples. Authorities also say the Tarahumara Indians in the Sierra Madre can’t afford food items. According to the government, about 11.7 million of Mexico’s 112 million people live in extreme poverty, 7.4 million of whom face malnourishment.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOSTAGE CRISIS

ALGIERS, Algeria — The hostagetaking at a remote Algerian gas plant was carried out by 30 militants from across the northern swath of Africa and two from Canada, authorities said. The militants, who wore military uniforms and knew the layout, included explosives experts who rigged it with bombs and a leader whose final order was to kill all the captives. The operation also had help with inside knowledge — a former driver at the plant, Algeria’s prime minister said Monday. In all, 38 workers and 29 militants died, the Algerian prime minister said Monday, offering the government’s first detailed account of four days of chaos that ended with a bloody military raid he defended as the only way possible to end the standoff. Five foreigners are still missing. “You may have heard the last words of the terrorist chief,” Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal told reporters. “He gave the order for all the foreigners to be killed, so there was a mass execution, many hostages were killed by a bullet to the head.” Monday’s account offered the first Algerian government narrative of the standoff, from the moment of the attempted bus hijacking on Wednesday to the moment when the attackers prepared Saturday to detonate bombs across the sprawling complex. That’s when Algerian special forces moved in for the second and final time. All but one of the dead victims — an Algerian security guard — were for-

eigners. The dead hostages included seven Japanese workers, six Filipinos, three energy workers each from the U.S. and Britain, two from Romania and one worker from France. The prime minister said three attackers were captured but did not specify their nationalities or their conditions or say where they were being held. He said the Islamists included a former driver at the complex from Niger and that the militants “knew the facility’s layout by heart.” The vast complex is deep in the Sahara, 800 miles (1,300 miles) south of Algiers, with a network of roads and walkways for the hundreds of workers who keep it running. The attackers wore military uniforms, according to state television, bolstering similar accounts by former hostages that the attackers didn’t just shoot their way in. “Our attention was drawn by a car. It was at the gate heading toward the production facility. Four attackers stepped out of a car that had flashing lights on top of it,” one of the former hostages, Liviu Floria, a 45-year-old mechanic from Romania, told The Associated Press. The militants had said during the standoff that their band included people from Canada, and hostages who had escaped recalled hearing at least one of the militants speaking English with a North American accent.

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