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CRIME FIGHTERS Residents and police working to make Red Deer safe — one neighbourhood at a time

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RCMP officers investigate after a man believed wanted on a Canada-wide warrant smashed two police cruisers trying to escape the at the Tervita metal recycling yard Friday morning. Please see story on Page A2. BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Major drug busts on quiet streets in Sunnybrook. A targeted murder inside a parked vehicle at the entrance of an Inglewood close. A rash of vehicle break-ins along residential streets in the downtown. And the list goes on. No community in Red Deer is immune from crime. But what can make a difference is the way residents respond to the criminal behaviour happening in their neighbourhood. TerryLee Ropchan, executive director of the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, says Red Deer is a safe community and deals with issues that can be found in every city or town in Canada. Ropchan said the centre wants to empower residents to create the communities they want to live in instead of moving away because there’s crime in the neighbourhood. “Residents are key to safe communities,” said Ropchan. “And without them you can hire all the officers you want and you can put out all the programs


‘Residents are key to safe communities.’ out there, but if people aren’t getting to know their neighbours and reporting things that are happening . . . then you can’t have safe neighbourhoods,” said Ropchan. “It makes your neighbourhoods disconnected. That opens the door to criminals because they look for neighbourhoods where people don’t care.” That means participating in community activities, saying “good morning” to neighbours or picking up litter on the street. The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre houses volunteer-based Red Deer Neighbourhood Watch Association, Citizens on Patrol and Crime Stoppers. At the centre, residents can find information on curbing or reporting crime. Red Deer City RCMP Supt. Warren Dosko said these groups represent a key piece of prevention ac-



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A report outlining how to better address child poverty, housing and domestic violence is a step in the right directions, says the co-chair of the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance.

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tivities in the community. “Crime prevention is a long-term strategy,” said Dosko, who is charge of the city detachment. “I think if we go into it with that mentality, we are not disappointed when we see little bumps in the road . . . that long-term commitment is essential. That’s a tough sell for some people when you don’t see those results.” Dosko said there needs to be more focus on building healthy communities, which in turn will prevent crime. “A big chunk of my energy is spent trying to convince people that it’s not about crime, it’s about healthy communities,” said Dosko.

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Two officers injured in violent arrest BY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer RCMP have released the identity of a suspect arrested after two police officers were injured when a police vehicle was rammed late Friday morning. At 11:20 a.m., RCMP went to the scrap metal business Tervita (formerly Harper’s Metals) at 8149 Edgar Industrial Close after receiving information that a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for parole violation was at the location. RCMP allege that when they spoke with the man, he threatened to kill the police officers. He then resisted arrest and would not comply with police. RCMP allege he was in possession of a stolen truck, and when he attempted to flee the site, he drove through a closed bay door at Tervita and rammed a police vehicle. Two police officers were injured as a result. They received medical treatment and were released at the scene. There was extensive damage to one of the building’s westside loading bay doors and a nearby office window. Numerous Red Deer City RCMP officers arrived at the yard after receiving information that a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant was there, said Insp. Lawrence Aimoe of Red Deer City RCMP. The suspect was arrested shortly

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RCMP officers run crime scene tape around the gates at the Tervita metal recycling yard on Friday morning after a man believed wanted on a Canada-wide warrant allegedly smashed two police cruisers while trying to escape the yard. after and taken into custody. Supt. Warren Dosko, who is in charge of Red Deer city RCMP detachment, said the situation on scene was tense, particularly when a violent, unco-operative individual was being dealt with. “It certainly challenges those nerves and makes you appreciate the job that

we’re doing,” said Dosko. Dosko wasn’t on scene, so he could only surmise that police had guns drawn when getting ready to arrest the man. One of the injured officers did end up going to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre so he could get further checked out by a doctor, Dosko said.

“It was more for precautionary reasons,” he said. Richard Allan Parkhurst, 48, of Red Deer faces a number of Criminal Code charges. Those charges have not been released. Police say they will release updated information when their investigation is complete.


CRIME: Examples start at home, says top cop “Because if we focus on the problem, we get bogged down on the problem as opposed to what are the healthy things in our community we can do to contribute to that.” Dosko said focusing on children and youth is part of the long-term strategy and its success depends on turning young people into productive adults, which will ultimately create healthier and healthier communities. “‘Idle hands are a devil’s play’ is very much true when it comes to young people,” said Dosko. “If we take care of our youth, we take care of our future. We know young people only make 20 per cent of our population (but) they are 100 per cent of our future.” Examples start at home, said Dosko, by being good parents, teaching children to be active citizens, attending community events, volunteering, participating in service clubs and being a good neighbour. “We know a significant amount of crime happens in our neighbourhoods like theft from vehicles, break and enters and wilful damage,” said Dosko. “If we know who the people who are in our neighbourhood . . . people are less likely to commit crime if they are known.” In Red Deer, there are well-connected pockets of communities. And there are other areas where anonymity is the norm. Riverside Meadows is one example of an established Red Deer neighourbood that has fought hard to change its reputation and to create a livable and inviting community. Ropchan said the neighbourhood association is one of the most well-organized and proactive groups in the city. “They have put a lot of time and effort into what they want their neighbourhood to be,” said Ropchan. “Riverside Meadows is engaged in every change that happens in their neighbourhood. That’s encouraging. That’s an example of how other communities can take charge and have a say.” Shirley Hocken, treasurer for the Riverside Meadows Community Association, said in 1998-1999 the community began pushing to renew itself. The shift began when the neighbourhood, known previously as Lower Fairview, chose a new name and the city began working on its redevelopment plan in 2000. “As far as crime, there’s always a certain amount of crime in every neighbourhood,” said Hocken. “Some people will tell you in some of the newer neighbourhoods there’s more crime than there is

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here.” Acting on concerns in the community, the association organized a speaker from Safe Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) to talk at a meeting. The provincially-run organization tackles serious crimes and investigates suspicious properties or activity in communities. In December, SCAN shut down a drug house in Inglewood. “I think as a citizen, the more you are aware of the crimes happening in your immediate surroundings, you will undertake activities (target hardening) that prevent you from becoming a victim,” said Dosko. “For instance, if I know there’s a lot of theft of vehicles in my neighbourhood, I am probably going to remove all the items out of my car at night and lock the doors.” The city is edging toward releasing more criminal statistics to the public. Dosko said he would like to see “crime mapping” where the crimes are mapped out in the community for a specific period. Dosko said he hopes something can be developed in the next year. Last year, the city began laying the groundwork for its Safety Charter or work plan to promote community safety. The charter covers prevention and enforcement. And city administration and the RCMP are close to wrapping up the highly-anticipated review of policing service levels and standards. This will







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establish the local priorities for enforcement and prevention. The document is expected to be on city council’s plate in March. “I think where crime prevention has a role to play is it’s not solely based on being delivered by uniform police officers,” said city Coun. Buck Buchanan. “That’s why this (upcoming police standards) review is so important.” Buchanan said when you talk about safety, all heads turn to policing. As a former police officer, Buchanan said police have taken on extra roles and responsibilities that cannot be sustained over the years. Buchanan said the key to making communities safer is to get residents working together for a unified cause. “As a community will we accept this type of behaviour?” said Buchanan. “I don’t necessarily feel our community is not safe. I do not think Red Deer is an unsafe to place to be.” ● Find out how you can get involved in making your neighbourhood safer through programs like Neighbourhood Watch, Citizens on Patrol, Crime Stoppers, SCAN and other organizations by visiting the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre at 4711 51st Ave. or 403-986-9904 or







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Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre executive director TerryLee Ropchan, left and Riverside Meadows Community Association treasurer Shirley Hocken on the trails near the CP Rail walking bridge in Red Deer.

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Poverty report ‘groundbreaking’ BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A report outlining how to better address child poverty, housing and domestic violence is a step in the right direction, says the co-chair of the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance. Tricia Haggarty was part of the provincewide input that led to Alberta Human Services releasing the draft Albertans’ Perspectives for a Social Policy Framework. Haggarty said the report is groundbreaking because all Albertans were asked to give an opinion. “I’m certainly hoping this document will be a living document,� said Haggarty, whose alliance includes government, non-profit groups and business leaders. “But I think it’s just one piece . . . I certainly wouldn’t want it to be that this will be the only (answer) to solving all the problems of poverty in Alberta.� The department continues to seek input and will come up with the final

framework later this year. Some of the report addresses those populations that may find themselves in greater poverty than others — single parents, seniors, aboriginals and people with disabilities. “Certainly there’s a push for prevention as much as intervention later on in life,� said Haggarty. “So if they’re looking for bang for their buck, healthy kids and healthy families equals healthy communities — that would be it.� The report details strategies for a wide range of social policy areas ranging from early childhood development to health care. Victor Doerksen, executive director of Central Alberta Refugee Effort, said his agency’s aim is to welcome newcomers and to help them integrate into society. “It’s important for us and the people we work for to make sure that they have opportunities like everybody else,� said Doerksen. “So I think the Social Policy Framework reinforces what we are trying to do.�

Appeal court upholds medical marijuana laws POT STAYS ILLEGAL IN CANADA BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canada’s ban on marijuana was effectively upheld Friday when Ontario’s top court struck down an earlier court decision that said Canada’s laws related to medicinal pot were unconstitutional. In overturning the lower court ruling, the Court of Appeal ruled the trial judge had made numerous errors in striking down the country’s medical pot laws. Among other things, the Appeal Court found the judge was wrong to interpret an earlier ruling as creating a constitutional right to use medical marijuana. “Given that marijuana can medically benefit some individuals, a blanket criminal prohibition on its use is unconstitutional,� the Appeal Court said. “(However), this court did not hold that serious illness gives rise to an automatic right to use marijuana.� Currently, doctors are allowed to exempt patients from the ban on marijuana, but many physicians have refused to prescribe the drug on the grounds its benefits are not scientifically proven. The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network called the decision a disappointing missed opportunity. “Allowing the current regulations to stand unchanged will leave many people with serious health conditions without effective access to legal authorization to use cannabis as medicine,� said Richard Elliott, executive director of the network. “People shouldn’t have to risk going to prison in order to get the medicine they need.� The ruling comes in the case of Matthew Mernagh, 37, of St. Catharines,

Ont., who suffers from fibromyalgia, scoliosis, seizures and depression. While he argues marijuana is the most effective treatment of his pain, he said he was unable to find a doctor to support his application for a medical marijuana licence. Mernagh resorted to growing his own and was charged with producing the drug in April 2008. In April 2011, Ontario Superior Court Justice Donald Taliano found that sick people cannot get access to medical marijuana through appropriate means. He said that forced ill people who should be able to get the drugs to resort to criminal acts. Taliano struck down the laws prohibiting possession and production of cannabis as unconstitutional but the ruling was put on hold pending the federal government’s appeal, which was heard last May. The Appeal Court found Taliano had relied on “anecdotal evidence� and drew unfounded conclusions that the medicinal pot scheme made it almost impossible for patients to get legal access to the drug. “The trial judge found that the ’vast majority’ of those who needed medical marijuana were unable to get physicians to sign (exemption) declarations,� the Appeal Court said. “The record does not support the trial judge’s inference that they failed to obtain medical declarations only because Canadian physicians are boycotting the (medicinal pot scheme).� Osgoode Law Prof. Alan Young said the Appeal Court decision should not be seen as an endorsement of the medical marijuana program. “They simply didn’t feel the evidence was sufficient,� Young said. “The case is important to show people that the program is still failing.�

A much smaller draft report, Aboriginal Albertans’ Perspectives for a Social Policy Framework, was also released to address everything from community involvement to cultural awareness. The reports came following extensive input from June to Nov. 30. An estimated 14,000 people took part in the social policy report, while 350 were involved in the Aboriginal Albertans report. Albertans’ top priority was reducing child poverty, then family violence and homelessness. The Albertans’ Perspectives report suggests seven strategies — making services and supports accessible, treating people with dignity and respect, being inclusive, levelling the playing field, building strong relationships, being more proactive and seeing the big picture. Recommendations include streamlining services and supporting individual strengths. Participants expressed that a safe society is one where people live free

Arts Centre needs maintenance to fix some shifting bricks BY ADVOCATE STAFF Some brick shifting on the face of the Red Deer College Arts Centre is requiring $400,000 of proactive maintenance work. The 26-year-old building designed by the renowned late architect Arthur Erickson is being partly re-faced by Scorpio Masonry of Edmonton in a project that’s expected to take to the end of March. Doug Sharp, RDC’s director of facilities, said some minor brick shifting was noticed at the control joints of the building. A consultant investigated and discovered that no air space had been created under the rounded, barrel vaulted section of the structure that extends over the Arts Centre’s lobby. Rain seeped into the bricks on this section over the years and, in the absence of an air space underneath, it couldn’t dry, said Sharp. As a result,

HALIFAX — Just over a year after his web of deceit unravelled in a drab police office, a Canadian naval officer convicted of selling secrets to Russian agents rose in court and issued a simple, 30-second apology. Staring at the judge and with his mother sitting behind him, Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle for the first time publicly acknowledged his years of treachery and the emotional toll it took on his family. “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to my children, my parents and my family,� he said in a hushed provincial court in Halifax on Friday, slowing once to contain his emotions. “I love them very much and I’m sorry for the hurt and the pain that I caused them. It’s the same for my friends and my colleagues. “If I could go back in

time I would, but I can’t and so thank you.� Delisle, 41, pleaded guilty last October to breach of trust and espionage after he was caught trying to transmit sensitive military information to Russian agents who had been receiving a treasure trove of data from him for almost five years. Crown attorney Lyne Decarie asked for a sentence of at least 20 years in prison for communicating information to a foreign entity that could harm Canada’s interests, and five years for breach of trust. They would be served concurrently. She left it to the judge’s discretion whether to sentence Delisle further for a second count of communicating information to a foreign entity. The defence is seeking a sentence of about nine to 10 years for all of the offences. Both agreed to a fine

of $111,817, which was based on the amount of money Delisle collected from his Russian bosses over the years. Judge Patrick Curran reserved his decision until next Friday. Decarie argued that Delisle’s actions warranted a stiff sentence because his activities damaged Canada’s relations with its allies, endangered intelligence agents and exposed their methods of gathering top-secret material.

the freeze-thaw cycle had destabilized the brick ties and anchor system. Although there was no imminent danger of bricks falling off the building, he added the situation could have presented a future safety risk if ignored. RDC officials pulled money from the college’s maintenance budget for the project. Workers are now removing bricks from the curved lower part of the building. They will create a new airspace and apply new brickwork. “There might be a subtle difference in detail, but there won’t be a dramatic change in the look of the building,� said Sharp. Fortunately, enough red bricks were left over from the original 1987 construction to use on this re-facing. “They were in storage all this time,� said Sharp, who believes that colour matching might otherwise have been

sure from the provinces, the opposition and even some of its own senators. The justices are being asked to consider a range of questions on points including Senate term limits, elections, and how one would abolish the whole place. The Supreme Court could take up to two years to provide an opinion. Prime Minister Stephen Harper first introduced proposals for reforming the Senate in 2006 when the Conservatives came to power. At the time the Liberals had the majority in the upper chamber, and said they would vote down the legislation unless the government got a Supreme Court opinion first.


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from fear and are less vulnerable to crime or violence. Safety for children and families was a common theme with many respondents calling for more prevention of domestic violence. The smaller Aboriginals report suggests four strategies — improving relationships, focusing on prevention, addressing social challenges holistically and improving openness and information sharing. “With treaties and First Nations peoples, I know this has been seen as a federal matter,� said Haggarty. “I think this is all part of our community and our province, so we have as much a role as (the federal government) does.� The Alberta government received backlash this week from groups, including non-profit, non-partisan Public Interest Alberta, after the reports were quietly posted online on Jan. 25. As of Thursday, they can now be accessed by going to the Human Services front page and clicking on the Social Policy framework link.

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Suicide bombing kills guard at US Embassy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANKARA, Turkey — In the second deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in five months, a suicide bomber struck the American Embassy in Ankara on Friday, killing a Turkish security guard in what the White House described as a terrorist attack. Washington immediately warned Americans to stay away from all U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey and to be wary in large crowds. Turkish officials said the bombing was linked to leftist domestic militants. The attack drew condemnation from Turkey, the U.S., Britain and other nations and officials from both Turkey and the U.S. pledged to work together to fight terrorism. “We strongly condemn what was a suicide attack against our embassy in Ankara, which took place at the embassy’s outer security perimeter,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “A suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror,” he said. “It is a terrorist attack.” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said police believe the bomber was connected to a domestic leftist militant group. Carney, however, said the motive for the attack and who was behind it was not known. A Turkish TV journalist was seriously wounded in the 1:15 p.m. blast in the Turkish capital, and two other guards had lighter wounds, officials said. The state-run Anadolu Agency identified the bomber as Ecevit Sanli. It said the 40-year-old Turkish man was a member of the outlawed Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front, or DHKP-C, which has claimed responsibility for assassinations and bombings since the 1970s. The group has been designated a terrorist organization by the United States but had been relatively quiet in recent years. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her farewell speech to State Department staff moments after she formally resigned as secretary of state, said “we were attacked and lost one of our foreign service nationals.” She said she spoke with U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardone, “our team there and my Turkish counterpart. I told them how much we valued their commitment and their sacrifice.” Sen. John Kerry, the incoming secretary of state, also was briefed. The U.S. Embassy building in Ankara is heavily protected and located near several other embassies,


Elevated view of the side entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, Friday. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the visa section of the embassy. A police official said at least two people are dead. including those of Germany and France. U.S. diplomatic facilities in Turkey have been targeted previously by terrorists. In 2008, an attack blamed on al-Qaida-affiliated militants outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul left three assailants and three policemen dead. On Sept. 11, 2012, terrorists attacked a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The attackers in Libya were suspected to have ties to Islamist extremists, and one is in custody in Egypt. Friday’s bombing occurred at a security check-

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point at the side entrance to the U.S. Embassy, which is used by staff. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said a man detonated a suicide vest at the checkpoint on the outer perimeter of the embassy compound. “He came to this first point of access to the compound ... where you have to have your ID checked, you have to go through security,” Nuland said. The guard who was killed was standing outside the checkpoint, while the two wounded guards “were standing in a more protected area,” said Interior Minister Muammer Guler said.

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CHICAGO — Authorities in Illinois and Indiana searched Friday for a convicted murderer who was mistakenly released from custody in Chicago, with the two sides differing over whether a paperwork error could be to blame. Steven L. Robbins, 44, was released Wednesday evening from a jail in Chicago, where he had been taken to answer to drug and armed violence charges in Cook County Circuit Court. Those charges were dropped, and Robbins was freed instead of being sent back to Indiana to continue serving a 60-year murder sentence. The public was not alerted that a potentially dangerous convict was on the loose until about 24 hours later. Indiana Department of Corrections said in a news release that “for reasons yet unknown, the offender was released by Illinois authorities without being held for return.” The department submitted paperwork telling Illinois officials that Robbins was supposed to be returned to Indiana, spokesman Douglas Garrison said Friday. “It’s quite clear that all of the paperwork from IDOC was in order, so that they would have known that he was supposed to be returned to us,” Garrison said.


An Egyptian shouts slogans during anti-President Mohammed Morsi protest in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday. thrown over the fence, the security forces unleashed water cannons, then tear gas, then riot police descended on the streets outside the palace. Hours of clashes ensued, with streams of tear gas and stones flying through the air as security forces pushed the protesters back. A particularly heavy volley of dozens of tear gas canisters over a few minutes scattered much of the crowd, fleeing into side streets as riot police pursued and the sound of birdshot being fired echoed. Associated Press footage showed police stripping one protester on the ground and kicking him before dragging him into a van. The Interior Ministry, in charge of police, later said in a statement on state media that it would investigate the incident, calling it “regrettable and unacceptable.” More than 50 people were hurt during demonstrations around the country, the Health Ministry said.

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CAIRO, Egypt — Protesters denouncing Egypt’s Islamist president hurled stones and firebombs through the gates of his palace gates on Friday, clashing with security forces who fired tear gas and water cannons, as more than a week of political violence came to Mohammed Morsi’s symbolic doorstep for the first time. The streets outside the presidential palace were a scene of mayhem for hours into the night. Security forces pumped volley after volley of tear gas, set fire to protester tents and at one point dragged a protester to the ground, stripped him and beat him. Protesters burned tires and hurled stones and fireworks. A 23-year-old died when he was shot in the chest and forehead, the Health Ministry said. The march on the palace, where Morsi was not present, was part of a wave of demonstrations in cities around the country called by opposition politicians, trying to wrest concessions from Morsi after around 60 people were killed in protests, clashes and riots. But many of the protesters go further, saying he must be removed from office, accusing his Muslim Brotherhood of monopolizing power and failing to deal with the country’s mounting woes. Many have been further angered by Morsi’s praise of the security forces after the high death toll, which is widely blamed on excessive use of force by the police. The day’s unrest, however, risked boosting attempts by the government and Brotherhood to taint the opposition as violent and destructive — a tack Morsi supporters have taken for weeks. In a statement issued amid the clashes, Morsi accused protesters of trying to break ito the palace and said “political fores involved in incitement” are responsible for the violence. He called on all factions to condemn the violence and said security forces would “act decisively to protect state institutions.” A day earlier, the top opposition figures met with the Brotherhood for the first time and agreed on a joint promise to avoid violence. That drew sharp criticism from many anti-Morsi activists who said the politicians had played into the Brotherhood’s hands and given legitimacy to any crackdown. The fighting started when a crowd of several thousand marched to the palace in an upscale district of the capital, chanting, “the people want the fall of the regime,” and “leave, leave, Morsi.” Security forces allowed them to reach close to the main gate, and some protesters hurled shoes and stones through the fence into the grounds. Some climbed on the fence, apparently to better throw stones, but it did not appear they were breaking in. At first, police and Republican Guards inside did not respond. But when several firebombs were



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Hostage drama in Alabama bunker enters fourth day MIDLAND CITY, Ala. — The standoff between police and a gunman accused of holding a 5-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker dragged into a fourth day on Friday, as authorities sought to continue delicate conversations with the man through a pipe and worked to safely end the tense situation. Police said Jimmy Lee Dykes shot a school bus driver to death, grabbed the child off the bus and slipped into an underground bunker on his property in rural Alabama, where the he and the boy have been since Tuesday. There were signs the standoff could go on for some time: the shelter has electricity, food, TV, and police have delivered the boy’s medication through a ventilation pipe leading to the bunker. Hostage negotiators have used the

pipe to talk to the gunman, but investigators have been tightlipped about their conversations. Former FBI hostage negotiator Clint Van Zandt said authorities at the scene shouldn’t rush to resolve the standoff as long as they are confident that the boy is unharmed. He cautioned against any drastic measures, such as cutting the electricity or putting sleep gas inside the bunker because it could agitate Dykes. The negotiator should try to ease Dykes’ anxieties over what will happen when the standoff ends, and refer to both the boy and Dykes by their first names to humanize them. “I want to give him a reason to come out,” Van Zandt said, “and my reason is, ’You didn’t mean that to happen. It was unintentional. It could have happened to anyone. It was an accident. People have accidents, Jimmy Lee. It’s not that big a thing. You and I can work

Ethnic tensions rise in Mali as Islamists flee northern cities BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOPTI, Mali — Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed’s dress-making teacher singled her out in front of the class, telling her: “You look like a rebel.” Others threatened to slit her throat, she says, drawing a finger across her neck. Now the 29-year-old has dropped out of school and spends her days hiding inside her mud-walled home with her mother and two sisters, fearing retaliation from those who accuse her of being an Islamist simply because she is Arab. “We are truly afraid,” she says, tugging at the azure-colored scarf that covers her head and hides her light skin as she sat cross-legged in the shade on a woven mat. “They say, ’You’re the same colour as the ones who have attacked us.”’ As the French and Malian forces oust al-Qaida-linked militants from the towns of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal, ethnic tensions exacerbated by months of political upheaval are putting Mali’s minorities in danger. Most members of the Islamic groups that took over last year are from Tuareg and Arab ethnic groups. Northerners living in the central and southern parts of Mali say they have faced discrimination and fear of reprisals by those who blame the country’s problems on anyone who looks Tuareg or Arab. Less than 15 per cent of Mali’s population of 16 million are Tuareg or Arab, and the vast majority live across northern Mali. Activists also fear that as tens of

thousands return home to the north, there may be more such attacks against those suspected of links to Ansar Dine or NMLA — a secular Tuareg rebel group. “Given its history and this high level of ethnic tension, we’re really concerned that as local populations who suffered tremendously under the NMLA and the Islamists return to their towns and villages in the north that the incidents of reprisals could dramatically increase,” said Corinne Dufka, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch. The U.N. special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, also expressed concern. “While the liberation of towns once under the control of the rebel and extremist groups has brought hope to the populations of northern Mali, I am deeply concerned at the risk of reprisal attacks against ethnic Tuareg and Arab civilians,” he said in New York on Friday. Already in the town of Gao, Dufka said, there have been reports that people have targeted the homes of individuals who either housed Islamist fighters or are accused of collaborating with them, notably Arab traders. And in the market of Timbuktu, more than a dozen shops owned by the city’s Arab population have been gutted, pillaged by the population because the town’s Arab citizens were suspected of having been allied with the Islamists. Malian military forces are also facing accusations of targeting Tuaregs and Arabs especially in the last month.

Families still waiting for news of missing inmates after prison clash BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela — One week after gunfire tore through Uribana prison in one of Venezuela’s deadliestever prison clashes, the families of some inmates say they haven’t been able to find their relatives. They say they’ve looked at the morgue, in the hospital and on lists of inmates transferred to other prisons after the violence on Jan. 25. The government says 58 people were killed in the clash between armed inmates and security forces, but one Venezuelan prison watchdog group says that according to its tally at least 63 died. The government as of Friday had yet to provide an explanation to some relatives who haven’t located inmates and have been waiting for news every day outside the prison on the outskirts of the western city of Barquisimeto. Pilar Pineda said she has been trying to find her brother, 31-year-old Daniel Enrique Pineda, who had been in the prison for two years, awaiting a sentence in a robbery case, when the violence erupted. A maid, Pineda has been taking a

three-hour bus trip every day from the town where she lives, and has been waiting in the sun with relatives of other inmates outside the prison, going long hours without eating. “You never lose faith, and that’s what we hope, that with the grace of God we will find my brother,” Pineda told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Thursday. Pineda said that a man with the same last name as her brother but a different first name appeared on a list of inmates transferred to another prison in Maracaibo, and she hopes it might be him. She guesses officials might have taken down his name incorrectly in the rush while hundreds of inmates were being moved out of the prison after the violence. More than 2,000 inmates were bused to other prisons across the country. Nelly Tambo said she looked for her 26-year-old son, Ildemaro Jose Tambo, in the morgue and in the hospital, and on lists of transferred prisoners, and that he finally called her on Thursday from another prison where he was taken.

that out.”’ The shelter was about 4 feet (1.2 metres) underground, with about 6-by-8 feet (1.8-by-2.4 metres) of floor space and the PVC pipe that negotiators were speaking through, said James Arrington, police chief of the neighbouring town of Pinckard. “He will have to give up sooner or later because (authorities) are not leaving,” Arrington said. “It’s pretty small, but he’s been known to stay in there eight days.” Republican Rep. Steve Clouse, who represents the Midland City area, said he visited the boy’s mother Thursday and that she is “hanging on by a thread.” Clouse said the mother told him that the boy has Asperger’s syndrome, an autism-like disorder, as well as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Police have been delivering medication to him through the pipe, he

added. The red clay road leading to the bunker teemed Friday with more than a dozen police cars and trucks, a fire truck, a helicopter, officers from multiple agencies and news media near Midland City, population 2,300. Police vehicles have come and gone steadily for hours from the command post, a small church taken over for that use. Early Friday, activity picked up when a team in military-style uniforms, many toting weapons, got out of a big van in the pre-dawn chill and moved into a staging area. One appeared to be dog handler. Dykes was known around the neighbourhood as a menacing figure who neighbours said once beat a dog to death with a lead pipe, threatened to shoot children for setting foot on his property and patrolled his yard at night with a flashlight and a firearm.


the brim with stuff. “What it is is a hoarder’s house,” said Vermont State Police Sgt. Morris Lamothe, who is investigating the burglaries. “The exterior is covered in outbuildings, cars, trailers and everyone one of them is full, I mean full to the top. I had never been in a hoarder’s house prior to this. The rooms, you can’t walk through them, you can’t walk through any of them.”


Looters steal $200K in gold coins from hoarder’s property after his death ALBURGH, Vt. — It took months for anyone to discover that an eccentric man known simply as Radkin had died, crushed under a tractor-pulled horse trailer on his property on the shores of Lake Champlain in northern Vermont. But it didn’t take long for looters to ransack the hoarder’s dilapidated house, police say, hauling off antiques, a vehicle, scrap metal and more than $200,000 in gold coins. Four people, including at least one whom police suspect knew the 66-yearold Radkin, are facing charges of stealing the coins and cashing them in at coin and jewelry stores. Police expect to make more arrests. “We’ve been watching the looters come and go,” said John Fleury of Enosburgh, who has a camp across the road from Radkin’s property in Alburgh, Vermont, which used to belong to the family of Fleury’s wife. He said no one called the police because no was concerned. The property includes a dilapidated brick house and outbuildings full to

Cuban writer calls domestic violence case politically motivated HAVANA, Cuba — A little-known Cuban writer and blogger sentenced to five years in prison for domestic violence has been campaigning for weeks to convince others that the charges are politically motivated, accusing fellow intellectuals of staying silent for fear of reprisals. Some dissidents have rallied to Angel Santiesteban’s cause and it has been taken up by U.S. government broadcaster Radio Marti but others on the island say they are reticent to get involved in a case that is not clear-cut and involves a real-life alleged victim. “It’s hard for us to have an opinion. This is an accusation about a domestic incident and it’s his (former) wife who is accusing him,” said one Cuban writer who knows Santiesteban personally, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case.


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Pipelines safer than rail for shipping oil MEMO TO B.C.: WATCH PRESIDENT OBAMA, FOLLOW HIS LEAD IN APPROVING NEW OIL PIPELINE Now that the U.S. election and inauguration are out of the way, it’s time for President Barack Obama to focus like a laser on the first priority: the economy. Approving the Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to the U.S. Gulf coast should rise near the top of his to-do list. Political impediments have been removed. The governor of JOE Nebraska has MCLAUGHLIN given the pipeline a green light to cross his state, after the Canadian sponsor changed the route to avoid crossing a sensitive water aquifer. The pipeline company, TransCanada Corp., already has a line traversing that safer route. Buried pipelines are by far the safest way to move vast quantities of chemicals that lubricate every aspect of our industrialized economy. Critics say crude oil, mined from Alberta’s oilsands is too dirty and dangerous to the environment and should not be permitted. Part of that is true. It is dirty oil, but it’s less ecologically dangerous than burning coal. It’s also not all that different from Venezuelan oil, which Americans have been importing for generations, or oil from notoriously nasty California reservoirs. Second, while the history of Alberta’s oilsands has been anything but pretty, the industry is cleaning up its act. When Obama moves to do the right thing, Canadian legislators should follow his lead. Reflexive critics of heavy Alberta oil are fond of showing old photos of scarred landscapes, where surface deposits were excavated and extracted. Most shallow, cheap deposits have now been tapped out. Modern techniques for extracting crude from deeper deposits are far less environmentally degrading. They have a smaller surface footprint. Sets of two parallel pipes are sunk underground into the reservoir. One drives steam into the deposit. The second pipe collects bitumen, which is liquefied by the steam. Both are extracted, with water cleaned and recycled continuously. Each cycle recovers about 95 per


cent of the water that’s injected underground. Every year, knowledge gained from experience improves the process. This method makes massive landscape scarring a relic. Once bitumen is processed, upgraded and diluted for shipment, pipelines are the best way to move it. They are efficient, cheaper and far safer than other options. It’s a measure of how distorted public consciousness has become that railroads are now seen as an alternative for long-haul shipping. This week, the chief marketing officer of Canadian Pacific Railway said the company expects big profits from shipping more oil-filled trains. Jane O’Hagan told stock analysts the company hopes to ship 70,000 carloads of oil this year, driving revenues up 19 per cent. In a sane universe, there’s no way railways should be able to compete economically with pipelines in shipping oil. There’s also no way railways can be judged or made safer than pipelines. Pipelines are not perfect. Pipeline operators are not all beacons of corporate responsibility. We know that from recent local experience. Pipelines have ruptured in Central

Alberta, threatening water supplies and destroying farmland. Those pipelines were generations old, constructed and installed under regulations that would never be permitted today. Major modern pipelines have also ruptured far from here, with local and international consequences. The most notable — and from Alberta’s perspective, most damaging — is the recent history of Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. Enbridge’s mishandling of pipelines has gravely threatened its plans to build a pipeline to the West Coast to ship Alberta oil to Asia. A 2010 spill dumped more than 130,000 barrels of oil into a Michigan river. That disaster, believed to have started with a pipeline flaw that went undetected for five years, was the most serious in U.S. history. Cleanup costs were estimated at $800 million. Near-term prospects for Enbridge and Alberta oil shippers look grim because of that disaster. The B.C. Liberal government is running scared and seems certain to lose power to the development-adverse B.C. New Democratic Party in the spring election. That means more Alberta crude oil

will travel to West Coast tidewater in rail cars. It means we can expect more oil spills rather than less. No reasonable person can argue that shipping oil through B.C. by rail is safer than shipping by pipeline. On average, the National Transportation Safety Board reports five train derailments a year in Alberta and three in British Columbia between 2007-2011. Expand rail shipments of oil exponentially and you can expect the spills to rise in lockstep. Incremental spills will likely be more damaging, because the only way to cross mountains by rail is traversing through the bottom of many river valleys. Oil spilling from pipelines located well away from rivers is a shameful problem. Oil spilling from rail cars adjacent to rivers is a catastrophe. British Columbia has the right to plot its own course. Unfortunately, near-term politics and short-term vision make them likely to choose an option that’s worse for both the economy and the environment. They should pay attention to Obama and follow his lead. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former manager of the Red Deer Advocate.

Victory in Mali? It won’t be easy or quick As usual, a well-trained Western army has gone through a fierce-looking but virtually untrained force of African rebels like a hot knife through butter. Two weeks ago, the northern half of Mali was entirely under the control of Islamist militants, whose forces were starting to advance into southern Mali as well. So France decided on very short notice to send troops and combat aircraft to its former colony in West Africa. Today, every town in the north of Mali is under French control, and the surviving rebels have fled into the desert. But most of them did survive: after losing a couple of major GWYNNE clashes in the first days of the DYER French drive northwards, the Islamist forces simply abandoned Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal, the main towns of the north, as soon as the French forces came near. The easy part of the intervention is now over. It’s not surprising that the French military intervention was an instant success. The Islamist rebels, like most African paramilitaries (and quite a few African armies, too), did not even know the basic combat drills that every infantryman in a Western army has practised until they are second nature. But now come three tasks that are considerably more difficult. The first is to deploy an African Union-backed military force, made up of units from armies elsewhere in West Africa, to take over from the French. You can’t just hand the recaptured towns back to Mali’s own army, which is so incompetent and rotted


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by politics that it would promptly lose them back to the militants. This force, dubbed the International Support Mission to Mali, has the unanimous blessing of the United Nations Security Council. International donors met in Ethiopia on Tuesday and pledged $455.53 million to pay for this force. Mali’s many neighbours — it has open desert borders with seven other West African countries — have already identified the units they are going to send. But it’s going to be weeks or months before those African units actually arrive, because many of them aren’t very well trained either. (French and British troops are being sent to train some of them before they even set foot in Mali.) In the meantime, the north of Mali will really be entirely under French military rule. This means that there will be none of the looting, rape and murder that tends to follow the Malian army’s arrival in town, but the French troops are very foreign indeed. They are not even Muslims, in a country that is nine-tenths Muslim. They were welcomed as liberators when they rolled into the northern towns in the last few days, but if they stay for too long they will become first unpopular, and then hated. That’s just the way things work. Once African troops replace the French, the next task is to rebuild the democratic government of Mali, which was destroyed by a military coup last March. The interim president, Dioncounda Traore, says that he wants to hold elections next July, but behind the scenes the greedy young officers who made the coup still hold the real power. They will have to be sent back to their barracks before elections take place, and that will not be easy. And the third task is to win the very different kind of war that starts in Mali now. Retaking occupied towns was easy. Now that the militants have scattered across the vast deserts of northern Mali, they

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will launch a different kind of war — a “war of the shadows”, conducted by raids, bomb attacks and assassinations. Countries can survive for decades with that kind of low-intensity war going on in the background, but the only way to shrink it to a manageable level is to make a political deal. This is not impossible in Mali, because the Islamist fanatics actually hijacked the revolution from their former allies, the Tuareg separatists. Most of the people in the north are Tuaregs, desert-dwelling people of Berber stock and nomadic heritage who are ethnically, culturally and linguistically distinct from the black African majority in southern Mali. Many of them support the separatist movement that wanted to create an independent Tuareg state in northern Mali, but few actually share the extreme religious views of the Islamist militants. The two groups made an alliance to drive the Malian army out of the north, but the Islamists then turned on their allies and seized absolute power for themselves. Their harsh rule was resented by most people, however, and so it should be possible to isolate the Islamists if the Malian government is willing to make a deal that gets the Tuareg separatists on its side. They won’t get independence, but they would probably settle for a large degree of autonomy for the north. It will be hard to get a new Malian government that is elected almost entirely by the votes of southerners (90 per cent of the population lives in the south) to make that concession, but the alternative is a long, draining guerilla war in the north. Was the French military intervention in Mali necessary? Yes, in the view of the United Nations, the African Union, and most Malians. Was it a success? That remains to be seen. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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What’s at root of economic setback? Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney has delivered some unwelcome news: The Canadian economy is not doing as well as he had projected last October. Instead of the economy growing by 2.2 per cent last year, it grew by 1.9 per cent. Instead of growing by 2.3 per cent this year, it is projected to grow by 2.0 per cent. That means that at the end of this year, Canada will be roughly $10 billion and roughly 100,000 jobs poorer than Carney had previously expected. Why the economic setback? Carney offers several reasons, notably a fall-off in business investment and weaker exports, while his message about excessive consumer debt is hitting home, with Canadians beginning to restrain household spending. Exports are a problem and while our high dollar is not a full explanation (a weak U.S. DAVID economy is another), it is an important part of the story, CRANE while our growing dependence on natural resource exports, notably oil and gas, is a factor in our high dollar. As Carney acknowledges, “exports should remain below their pre-recession peak until the second half of 2014, owing to a lower track for foreign demand and ongoing competitiveness challenges, including the persistent strength of the Canadian dollar.” Why is the Canadian dollar at about parity with the U.S. dollar? The international weakening of the U.S. dollar and the flow of capital into Canada to help finance government deficits and fund resource projects is another factor. But another important fact is that Canada’s dollar has always been seen as a resource currency. While proponents of resource development have tried to dismiss any link between expanding resource exports and our dollar, the reality is that there is a link, and that this has hurt other sectors of the economy, notably manufacturing and tourism. The challenge is to find ways to help these sectors


adjust to a different competitive environment and ensure that Canada remains attractive for future investment. Right now we are having problems — in the auto industry, for example, most new investment is occurring in the U.S. and Mexico, with little destined for Ontario. The exchange rate is one factor. In a monograph for the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Philip Cross argues that Canadian manufacturers have already adapted to the higher dollar. But have they and if so, how? For example, it is important to take into account the wage and benefit concessions that workers have had to make, the layoffs that have occurred, the plant closings that have taken place and investments that may have been cancelled. These are all costs from a higher dollar and cannot be ignored. Cross also argues that companies have adjusted by increasing their use of imported parts and components — which presumably comes at the expense of Canadian companies and workers that used to supply them. To buttress his argument that manufacturers have adjusted, he points to rising manufacturing sales, although overall sales are barely above where they were in 2000 and would be lower if inflation was taken into account. Moreover, higher sales figures do not tell us how much Canadian content there is in these sales. Canadian value-added in manufacturing could be shrinking even though gross sales are rising, as manufacturers respond through more offshoring. The high dollar lowers the cost of foreign inputs. The Conference Board of Canada, in a new study — Walking the Silk Road: Understanding Canada’s Trade Patterns — acknowledges that after adjusting for inflation and despite real rising commodity prices, there was no overall growth in Canadian exports of goods and services from 2001-2011, making the 2000s a “lost decade.” It makes the point that in addition to the sharp increase in the Canadian dollar, fiercer competition for the U.S. market from Chinese, Mexican and other countries is also hurting our exports. However, it also acknowledges that “the strong Canadian dollar is part of this story,” adding that the loss of Canadian market share in the U.S. “has certainly been accelerated by the rise in the Canadian dollar.” However, it adds, there would have been

some loss due to growing competition from developing countries, even if the dollar hadn’t risen. That’s certainly true, but likely less loss. A successful economy is one that is not dependent on a single sector. The challenge remains to build in Canada a well-diversified and highly productive economy benefiting all regions. We have to pursue other policies to generate productive growth, rather than relying on stagnant wages and lost benefits for Canadians as the main adjustment policy. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Trespassing in shadow of the Three Sisters The middle of January is always a location not three hours drive from good time to have a mini-holiday with where I’m sitting right now. They are, the three sisters. But not necessarily in fact, as at least nine of my Devoted sibling sisters. Dozen will have cleverly discerned by I don’t personally have now, mountains. A famous three sisters; I have one trio mountain cluster. In big sister (BS) who, come to Canmore, Alta. The Three think of it, is a bit miffed at Sisters. me for a small discrepancy I personally have always she seems to have detected called them Beatrice, Euin one of my columns a counice and Delores. ple of weeks ago. Last week, my Better OK, she called the small Half and myself happened discrepancy an outright fib to have a few days off at and accused me of misrepthe same time, and since resenting the truth somewe had countless times what, which, truth be told, is driven swiftly by the elone of my few finely honed egant pointy rock triad on HARLEY skills. our way to Banff or B.C. HAY So she caught me. Which and never stopped and was the whole point, actustayed in the shadow of the ally. looming formidable stone One or two of my faithtriplets, we decided to give ful readership (which I like to call the Canmore a try. And a lovely winter Devoted Dozen) may recall a recent getaway it was, too. Especially the trestale of treacherous tobogganing at the passing part. bump in the landscape at Rotary Park Since our hotel for some reason we called Piper’s Mountain. didn’t have a swimming pool, within I may have mentioned that I had to, hours of our arrival the BH was eyeing with great effort, kindness and sacrithe outdoor one at a competing hotel fice on my part, pull my sister on the across the street. So, under the cover toboggan all the way from our house in of darkness, we strolled over there Parkvale to Piper’s Mountain. nonchalant-like and sussed out the In fact, this was a slight exaggerascene. tion in the sense that it was a boldA cold winter evening contrasted faced, premeditated lie. This was the deliriously inviting steaming hot designed to irk my BS and to gleefully waters surrounded by rock walls unsee how long it would take for her to der a canopy of crystal clear stars. react to my false claims. She called the Guarded by a tall iron fence and gate same day. with a lock. Yes, it was always her who dragged “It’s OK if you aren’t guests here,” me along on the toboggan or sled on the young hotel desk clerk said with account of me being a spoiled brat. a strong Australian accent. (In fact, Which of course was mostly Hedy’s every young service worker in the area fault in the first place. is, by law, from Australia.) “It’s a slow So now I’ve managed to successfully night. Just this time, if you want to go embarrass my sister (Heather Corrigrab your bathing suits, come back and gan RR2, Red Deer County) twice this I’ll give you the gate code. But don’t get month, which certainly cheers me up caught.” in the dead of winter. Moments later, there we were, shivSpeaking of which, I was digressing ering and shuffling across the pitchfrom today’s topic of holidaying with dark frozen patio with bare feet, arms the Three Sisters who aren’t really and legs, etc., toward the inviting pools anybody’s sisters. behind the iron gate. Nobody was These capital-lettered Three Sisters around. are actually glacial tectonic plates “6312, right?” I say as I punch the formed about 60 million years ago for digits into the lock pad. “No,” says the the viewing pleasure of humans at a BH, I think it was 6319.” Oh, oh. I’m


The Three Sisters: what were their names again? pressing digits with a blue finger, teeth chattering now; the BH is freezing and glancing around anxiously for pool police — a classic case of hypothermic paranoia setting in. It was at that precise moment that my cellphone rang. It seems I can’t go anywhere without my phone, even during a tense break-in caper. It was my Rotten Kid (the daughter one) in Vancouver phoning to see how our little holiday was going. “G-g-guess w-w-what your m-m-mother m-m-made m-m-me do,” I say, shaking and randomly pushing buttons on the lock and buttons on the phone. Miraculously, I press something right and the gate swings open and my BH is already wading into the warm pool. “I’m just entering the water now,” I whisper to the RK on the phone, giving a fairly detailed play-byplay of our trespassing. “OK, nobody’s here but us and it’s dark and freezing cold all around, and the water is not as warm as I’d hoped, but I’m fully into the pool now and your mom is swimming around, and… sshhhh! I think somebody’s coming.” “Dad,” she says with that tone that I know means she’s shaking her head in disbelief. “You are going to drop the phone in the water. Why don’t I call you back later, so you can put the phone down somewhere safe.” She says it like I’m five years old. She obviously knows me too well. Since placing the phone somewhere safe involves leaving the enveloping warmth of the pool to shiver and shuffle on the ice cold deck, I head straight to the little hot pool spa thingy where I belong. In the cold night air, this pool is approximately 400C and I sit back enjoying my second-degree burns, staring at the sky, slowly slipping into uncon-

sciousness. The combination of frozen head and frying body can, I know from personal experience, cause a person to faint, and I was deliriously melting away when suddenly a large dark form loomed over me. No it wasn’t a hallucinogenic Orc from The Hobbit, or a Dementor from Harry Potter, or even a wayward bear from the Three Sisters. It was a hotel maintenance man, checking on the two lone “guests” in the hot pool. We said a jaunty “Good evening” to the maintenance man, casually and cleverly trying our best not to look like trespassers. But as soon as he left, we decided to get while the getting was good, and with all the willpower we could muster, plunged out of the hot, soothing spa and began the soaking wet, frigid shiver-shuffle toward the change rooms across the patio. Oh, oh, again. The gate was locked from this side too. No keypad in sight. We would be found in the morning, two life-like ice sculptures, bathing-suited Albertans, as blue as the winter sky on a clear day of -20. Turned out, there was a small red button hidden off to the side that unlocked the door. So we survived the first night in the Shadow of the Three Sisters. But there was more adventure to come, and that, as they say, is another story. Oh, and I finally found out the real names of the Three Sisters mountains. Turns out, it’s not Beatrice, Eunice and Delores after all. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

Legalizing pot takes us down dangerous road The first Trudeau tried to take our I’ve been lambasted several times oil, and now we have one trying to take for calling marijuana a gateway drug the very heart and soul of our people! and to this point I have not been conSo you want to keep marijuana out vinced by anybody’s argument to of the hands of our children change my mind. Calling do you? And legalizing a me a bigot or a jerk will not harmful drug is your way of do it! doing that? I still continue to work Even with all your laws, with the results every day regulations, penalties and and as long as I do, I canother methods, you cannot not find it in my heart to eneven keep cigarettes or alcodorse the use of marijuana, hol out of children’s hands. let alone the legalizing of it. Whatever makes you think Granted, not everybody you can succeed with mariwho smokes weed becomes juana? a hardcore druggie, but I Liberal federal leaderbet that it will be just as ship hopeful Justin Trudeau hard or harder for them to CHRIS told the Red Deer Advocate quit grass than it was for SALOMONS in an article published on me to quit cigarettes. Monday that he wanted to By putting the stamp legalize marijuana. His fa“LEGAL” on marijuana, ther, former prime minister you give people the illogical Pierre Trudeau, was the author of the reasoning to totally accept and abuse infamous National Energy Program in the situation. If you don’t believe me, the 1980s that crippled Alberta. look at the last 30 or so years. When As is typical with just about all bu- Trudeau’s father rewrote the constitureaucratic interference, the cost of tion, he gave courts the right to nullify regulating will be so high that all too any law ever passed by an elected govsoon you will place a “sin tax” on it, ernment. And judges are now allowed placing it out of the range that people to judge with their particular bent will want to pay, thereby fostering a rather than fully interpreting the law. black market — just like has happened Sorry — got off track there for a with cigarettes and booze. moment! But I do believe that by le-


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Justin Trudeau wants to legalize marijuana. We can’t let it happen. galizing this harmful drug, a stamp of approval is placed on it, the health effects of the smoking of it ignored, and the effects on the mental state of people approved. A lot of the people I now know are examples of this, and they know that what I’m saying is true, but they also know that I’m not criticizing them, rather I’m criticizing the drug they are captivated by. So many studies have been done by

trained scientists and researchers into the effects of constant marijuana use that legalizing it is tantamount to telling Canadians what then Member of Parliament John Monroe said about us. His statement was to this effect; “Canadians as a rule don’t have the capacity to know what they want, so we as their leaders will decide for them.” I try very hard not to be cynical, but when a politician talks about — no, promises — to legalize marijuana, also to provide us with a comprehensive mental health plan, then I’m about ready to explode. The last comprehensive mental health plan closed a lot of institutions, putting clients, who now found themselves “free,” on the streets, totally susceptible to all the marijuana dealers of the day! The one thing mentioned, even though it was a side note, was to get tough on crime. That was the only thing mentioned in the article I read that promotes the well-being and positive growth of society; which by the way, I thought politicians were supposed to stand for. Either I am getting old and out of sync with society or my understanding is correct and I’m being hornswaggled yet once again by a career politician. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.




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Now that Chief Theresa Spence has ended her hunger strike, what will we do for news? For six weeks or so we could count on at least one item on every newscast about Ms. Spence. Was she really fasting? Did she have the support of her band council? Was there a disagreement between her and National Chief Sean Atleo? Was she an incompetent band manager? Or even, as Brian McLoughlin dismissively suggested in a letter to the editor (Jan. 15) was she simply seeking attention and having a temper tantrum like a five-year-old child? Unfortunately, none of this “news coverage” had anything to do with the issues that triggered her hunger strike in the first place. None of it helped any of us to understand what Prime Minister Stephen Harper has buried in the two “budget omnibus bills” that he has pushed through Parliament. Since many of the provisions of these two bills and some eight other pieces of legislation affect First Nations deeply, Spence wanted the ever-secretive and controlling prime minister to be more open, and consult with First Nations. And since he regularly ignores such requests, she embarked on her hunger strike to bring the First Nations’ concerns to public notice. Unfortunately this attention-seeking manoeuvre became the news, and the prime minister’s omnibus bills remained (and remain) unexamined. Borrowing a trick from American legislators, the prime minister has pushed through Bill C 38 and Bill C 45, the so-called budget omnibus bills. Each of these bills runs to over 450 pages and it would be no surprise, given the short time for dealing with them, if very few of the members of the House of Commons have even read the bills, never mind discussed them. Yet legal advisors examining the bills have pointed out that Bill C 38 includes changes to more than 70 federal acts without proper parliamentary debate. The bill dramatically changes Canada’s federal environmental legislation, removing many protections for water, fish and the environment. Bill C 45 includes changes to 44 federal laws, again without proper parliamentary debate. Because of changes to the Navigable Waters Protection Act included in the omnibus bill, a shocking 99 per cent of Canada’s waterways lost their protection for navigation and federal enviro assessment purposes. These are issues that affect us all, but we mostly just sat idly by wondering how we can stop these important changes. First Nations people have even more at stake and are determined not to sit idly by. Hence the Idle No More demonstrations. How can this happen in a democratic country? How can a party that captured only 39.6 per cent of the votes in the last federal election (the most it has received since the Mulroney years) win 54 per cent of the seats in the House of Commons, thereby gaining control of the House? It is a consequence of our archaic and seriously flawed electoral system with its first-past-the post method of selecting our MPs. Six out of every 10 voters voted against the Harper Tories, yet they control the votes in the House. Given a determined prime minister with a rigid ideological agenda and a docile and compliant caucus, they can change the very nature of our nation in a few years. Thank goodness for Chief Spence and the Idle No More demonstrators for speaking out. Don Hepburn Red Deer

Warming denier selective in letter Murray Snyder’s letter (Jan. 28) seems like it heaps evidence against the notion of human induced climate change … until one starts to look closely at what he has written. He implies that the U.K.’s Meteorological Office has forecast that will be no warming for the next five years. Except that when I look on their website, they state that global average temperatures for the period of 2013 to 2017 are “most likely to be about 0.43 degrees C higher than [the 1971-2000] average.” How can this be? We know that Snyder can read. Perhaps he got fixated on the next sentence, which states that the warmest year on record was way back in 1998 (the year which produced the strongest El Nino in recorded history). El Nino’s are a product of heat in the ocean, and the oceans have absorbed 93 per cent of the increasing warmth of the last six decades. So if Snyder was totally open with his readers, he would have directed them to graphs showing the changing “ocean heat content” down to the “2,000 metre” depth (it’s very easy with Google). There, you’ll find the graphs which show where most of the apparently missing heat has gone. Snyder should have also directed his readers to look at warming graphs for the last 130 years, which look quite a bit different than the cherry-picked graphs since 1998. Even the Wikipedia graph looks fairly flat if you squint your eyes enough that the years 1880 to 1997 magically disappear. As for the theory that it’s all the sun’s fault — and not that inconvenient CO2 molecule — then it would be nice to see any substantial evidence that the last hundred years of rising temperatures has any correlation with it at all. Snyder then quotes a sentence from the IPCC stating that the rising amount of extreme weather related economic losses cannot be definitively attributed to global warming (Hint: it’s just as likely due to the fact that we’ve continued to build a lot of very expensive stuff on floodplains and right next to the ocean). Few in the scientific community dispute this. But to go from that to the notion that we can continue to loft billions of tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere every year with impunity is equivalent to saying that our grandchildren are less important to us than our Hummers and all of our other shiny toys. Evan Bedford Red Deer

Sales tax not the best solution Joe McLaughlin proposes a new sales tax (Advocate, Jan. 26) as the solution to the revenue problems being experienced by the government. I disagree. A sales tax is a massive increase in taxes and adds an additional tax burden on all Albertans. It is also totally unnecessary. I do agree with Joe’s contention that the revenue side the budgeting process relies too heavily on resource revenue, which fluctuates dramatically due to forces beyond the control of the government. The inability to get world prices for oil and gas because of political and environmental issues, both in the United States and here in Canada, along with aboriginal demands, are three examples. Many billions of dollars which should be flowing into Alberta are being lost annually. Taxes and royalties on these billions would totally eliminate any deficit the government is facing. The government has also made some terrible decisions regarding revenue which have come back to haunt it. One of these was the establishment of a flat provincial income tax rate of 10 per cent back in 2000. Under this regimen, the province gives up billions in tax revenue every year that it could have collected under the old progressive system. The only

people to benefit from the flat tax are those Albertans who earn the highest incomes. Those with more modest incomes actually pay more provincial income tax they did previously. The money that now flows to the wealthiest Albertans would eliminate the deficit if it flowed into the provincial treasury instead. A second bad decision was the elimination of the premium on Alberta Health Care. There was no groundswell movement to eliminate this premium. It was eliminated because of hubris of the government and was a misguided and unnecessary attempt to curry favour with Alberta voters. The result is another billion dollars gone from the treasury every year. The Progressive Conservative government said there will be no tax increase to balance the budget. I suggest that eliminating the 10 per cent provincial flat tax and replacing it with the previous progressive system is not a tax increase. All it is is a restoration of the more fair tax regimen which existed prior to Stockwell Day, that renowned fiscal genius, introducing the flat tax which benefits only the wealthy in Alberta. With this change, wealthy Albertans would be no worse off than they were prior to the implementation of the flat tax. All other Albertans would be better off because they would be paying less tax than they do currently. The government could still brag about Alberta being the lowest taxed jurisdiction in the country. I believe this change would be a relatively easy sell to the vast majority of Albertans if done properly. The restoration of a health-care premium clearly is not a tax increase either as it never was a tax. The only recourse open to the government, without an overall increase in taxes or, perish the thought, increasing royalties or introducing a sales tax, is to restore both health-care premiums and the previously existing progressive tax structure. A reliable and adequate flow of revenue would be the result. Joe says cuts in government spending alone will not solve the budget problem. I agree, however this does not mean cuts in many areas should not occur. Billions of dollars are wasted annually on things like unnecessary subsidies to the energy industry, general government inefficiency and extravagant junkets overseas. I believe that rather than mandating a simple minded, across the board reduction in spending by every department, a line item approach be implemented in all areas with cuts occurring only when basic services to taxpayers, such as health care and education, are not jeopardized. With all the high priced bureaucratic brains in the government, Albertans deserve a more creative approach to deficit elimination. With all due respect to Joe, I do not consider a new sales tax to be a creative solution, only a simple one. Michael O’Hanlon Red Deer

turns to ice when frozen. This freezing cycle will weaken the asphalt and now we have to spend even more of our tax money to now repair the roads. Whatever the city has spent to undertake this shortsighted pilot bike lane project so far, I’m afraid to think how much more will be required in the future. I can only hope that common sense prevails and the pilot project is allowed to die quickly and quietly as soon as spring comes along. Somehow, common sense is not that common these days. Gerald Scatterty Red Deer

Film festival a tremendous success The Hearts of Women (HOW) hosted the fifth annual Red Deer Justice Film Festival from Jan. 17 to 19 at the Margaret Parsons Theatre in Red Deer College. We sincerely thank our generous sponsors, each of the excellent discussion leaders, and our master of ceremonies, Gerry Feehan. Thanks to everyone who attended any of the films for your interest, participation, written feedback and generous donations; these donations are an investment in next year’s festival. We also thank each of the NGOs who set up their display each day; and Red Deer College for renting out their excellent venue for this purpose. Each of the 10 documentaries provided an opportunity for increased awareness of a variety of global and local justice issues. Each film was followed by a short discussion to facilitate greater understanding. New interest has been sparked; action has been encouraged. Let us “dare to reach out our hands into the darkness to pull another hand into the light,” and learn to be happy ourselves. HOW is very pleased to offer Red Deer this opportunity to become more informed global citizens. We look forward to sponsoring next year’s Justice Film Festival mid-January 2014. Karen Horsley and Alma Funk On behalf of The Hearts of Women Red Deer

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Sowan an inspiration to us all Re: Letter to the editor by Anthony Sowan, Red Deer Advocate, Jan. 29. You, sir, are an inspiration to us all. With some very few well placed words you have identified and stated what I’m convinced we are all seeking after. Your letter needs to be pinned up and displayed on every public and private bulletin board in our community so that we all may benefit from your wisdom and resolve. I wish that every son and daughter would be blessed by having a father such as you, that every woman should be blessed by having a husband such as you, and that every community in our country would be blessed by having you among its leadership. Len Nederlof, Sr. Red Deer

Unsupported assumption about guns Re: Care with guns paramount (Letter to the editor, Jan. 30) In his reply to certain criticisms of his Jan. 22 letter advocating “concealed carry” gun licences, Terrence Rawlyk states with confidence that “[c] riminals will not victimize citizens if there is even a remote possibility of them being armed. …” I have one question for Mr. Rawlyk: Does he think that gang members shoot rival gang members (see First-degree murder charge laid in Inglewood shooting, Red Deer Advocate March 30, 2010, for just one example) because they believe there isn’t even a remote possibility of their victims being armed? I believe that Mr. Rawlyk’s underlying assumption needs careful examination before he continues down his “fight guns with more guns” path. Grant Watson Red Deer

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Wolfscastle Country Hotel Located in a former vicarage, the official residence supplied by a church for its vicar, the Wolfscastle is still known locally by its original Welsh name, “Allt yr Afon,” which means “Wooded hill by the river.” The hotel is large for a country inn with a total of 20 rooms, a pub and a full restaurant, but it is still a family-run establishment that is very popular with locals who regularly visit the pub and restaurant. The inn is located in Pembrokeshire, making it an ideal location from which to explore Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and its extensive trail system which includes more than 320 km of cliff walks. It’s also an easy drive from the inn to the Gower Peninsula trails and the famous Worm’s Head. The hotel restaurant and bar is very popular with locals and is one of the best places to get a real taste

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Top: You can see Worm’s Head jutting off the peninsula in this shot. If you want to hike all the way out to the Worm, you have to time your visit just right. Worm’s Head is connected to the peninsula by a rocky causeway that is only exposed for two and a half hours before and after low tide. Many inexperienced hikers have found themselves trapped on the Worm when they miscalculated the tides. The famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas was trapped on the Worm on more than one occasion. Above: The Gower Coast is one of the most wild and unspoiled coastlines in the U.K. and a hike along the cliffs provides stunning views. Right: Cockles are small, edible salt water clams and you can buy them in the farmers market or experience them in local restaurants serving traditional cuisine.


ometimes timing is everything. This is particularly true for those who wish to hike to Worm’s Head, a famous promontory on the most westerly tip of the Gower Peninsula in Wales, U.K. The serpent-shaped land mass known as Worm’s Head is joined to the mainland by a rocky causeway that is only exposed for two and a half hours before and after low tide. Many inexperienced hikers have found themselves trapped on the Worm when they

miscalculated the tides. Legend has it that Wales’ most famous poet, Dylan Thomas, got trapped on the windswept island more than once. The first time was an accident, but the second time he was accompanied by a young lady and some thought his miscalculation of the tides to be a little too convenient to be considered accidental. The Gower peninsula is one of the most stunning coastlines in the U.K. and Dylan Thomas is not the only poet to find his muse while wandering along its windy cliffs. So famed is this coastline that the Royal Mint created a sil-

of traditional Welsh cuisine. If you want to try lamb cawl (lamb stew), laverbread (a type of bread made with seaweed), or Glamorgan sausages prepared in the traditional Welsh way, this is the place to come. An overnight stay starts at about $185 per night including breakfast for two people (

ver £5 coin depicting Worm’s Head to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics and the places, people and history of the nation. The Old Rectory that sits along the peninsula is the most popular holiday cottage operated by the National Trust and a visit to the cottage makes it easy to imagine this coastline during the era of Dylan Thomas. Outside the front gate of the Rectory is a commanding view of Rhossili Bay with its expansive sandy beach.

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“Laughing on the cliff above the very long golden beach, we pointed out to each other, as though the other were blind, the great rock of the Worm’s Head. The sea was out. We crossed over on slipping stones and stood, at last, triumphantly on the windy top. There was monstrous, thick grass there that made us spring-heeled and we laughed and bounced on it, scaring the sheep who ran up and down the battered sides like goats. Even on this calmest day a wind blew on the Worm.” — Dylan Thomas

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You’ll find Welsh cakes at the local farmers market and in many other places in Wales. They are wonderful at any time, but best served hot off the grill.

At Peter Nappi Studio in Nashville, Callie Khouri walked into the former meatpacking plant and hooked a hard left to the wall of handcrafted Italian leather shoes. From beneath a curtain of false eyelashes, she scanned the styles on the shelves, then pointed out the ones now residing in her closet. “I have those and those,� she said, directing my attention to a pair of roughed-up laced boots and Oxfords, to which she added, “I wear them without the shoelaces, like that.� As a visual aid, the store had displayed a model of the shoes sans laces, the strips of leather open like a mouth paused mid-sentence. Peter Nappi, named after a 19th-century Italian immigrant shoemaker, doesn’t sell cowboy boots, despite its hometown address in Music City. And what a coincidence: The creator and executive producer of the TV show Nashville, which plumbs the country music scene, doesn’t wear the trademark footwear, either. “I went through that phase,� she said. “I’m over it.� Callie’s boots of choice — 15-year-old Ann Demeulemeesters — shatter the stereotype of heehaw Nashville, as does her preferred form of chew (toothpicks, not tobacco or straw). She also steers her show, which debuted on ABC last fall and returned to its Wednesday night spot on Jan. 9, away from the cliched dirt track — although some of the characters do sport sequins and cowboy boots. Therefore, it was of little surprise that on a recent tour of Nashville, with Callie calling the shots, the Academy-Awardwinning screenwriter (Thelma and Louise) flipped Music City over, revealing its rare B side. “I just love Nashville. There’s something about this place,� she said. “The music, well, it’s not just that. This town has a wonderful creative energy.� ★★★

WALES: Timing a little off At low tide you can see the remains of Helvita, a ship that wrecked in 1887. A paved path leads along the grassy cliff top to a lookout where you can take in a view that encompasses much of this wild coastline. If you follow it far enough and if you arrive at low tide, the path will take you to the rocky causeway that leads to Worm’s Head. As I stood at the lookout on the peninsula, I realized that my timing had been a little off. If I had come a few hours earlier, I might have been able to hike all the way to Worm’s Head. As it was, I had to settle with a walk along the cliff tops and a view of the Worm from the old lookout. It’s easy to see why this peninsula and its beautiful coast are so beloved in the U.K. As I gazed across the submerged causeway at the famous Worm’s Head, I promised myself to return one day at low tide and complete the hike.

The legend of Swansea Jack Swansea Jack was a black dog (most likely a flat coated retriever) that became famous for rescuing people from the River Tawe and the docks of Swansea, Wales. Jack lived with his master William Thomas near the North Dock area of Swansea. Although he was never trained as a rescue dog, Jack would always respond to a cry for help. His first rescue of a 12-year-old boy in July 1931 went unnoticed, but his second rescue a few weeks later was performed in front of a crowd. In his lifetime, Swansea Jack is credited with saving a total of 27 people from drowning and was awarded the “Bravest Dog of the Year� by the London Star. He is the only dog to ever have been awarded two bronze medals by the Canine National Defence League. In 2000, Swansea Jack was named dog of the century by NewFound Friends of Bristol, an organization that trains domestic dogs in aquatic rescue techniques. A statue of Swansea Jack is located on the Promenade in Swansea. There is also a pub and a football team named for this beloved canine.

I met Callie on a sunny Saturday in the parking lot of the Ryman Auditorium, the legendary live music venue that hosted the Grand Ole Opry radio show from 1943 to 1974 (it returns for a few months in the winter). She was dressed in the bicoastal uniform of fitted black coat, skinny jeans, petal pink scarf, diamond studs and those boots. Her sidekick and fellow executive producer, Steve Buchanan, was trailing a few steps behind. When he caught up, we three became the starter kit for a band, or a mini-entourage in Nashvillewood. We set off down Fourth Avenue North toward Lower Broadway, the Bourbon Street of Tennessee, minus the hurricane cocktails and the harlots draped like curtains in the doorways. Signs trumpeted beer, barbecue and heel-stompin’ tunes. Cacophony is Nashville’s loud mistress. “See that ‘CKS’?� Callie said of the only letters visible through a tangle of neon. “I hate to admit it, but it’s really good barbecue.� (The remaining letters: JA — Bar-B-Que.) Callie has her culinary limits, though. “I never had it and I never will,� she said of the fried bologna sandwich at Robert’s Western World. Few visit Robert’s for the vittles, except to sop up the booze puddled in their bellies. They come for the music, no matter the hour (roughly 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.) or the musicians (Rachael Hester & The Tennessee Walkers, Monte Good & Honky-Tonk Heroes, the Don Kelley Band, Jesse Lee & Brazilbilly). “It’s a really great place to go dancing,� said Callie, who later showed me video footage of cast mem-

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Raucous Lower Broadway is the Bourbon Street of Nashville. bers twirling and dipping on the dance floor. At the bar, Steve bumped into bassist Dave Roe, a Robert’s regular who has performed with such marquee names as Chet Atkins and Faith Hill. He also appeared on John Mellencamp’s 2010 record, which — small world alert — was produced by Callie’s husband, T Bone Burnett. “You run into some of these musicians and say, ‘Wow, I wonder if people know what they are getting,’� said Steve, president of Grand Ole Opry Group. “These are some of the greatest sessions musicians.� On the main drag heading toward the Cumberland River, we passed singers, guitarists and other quasiinstrumentalists, including a man with a child’s keyboard and a plastic tube that he blew like a trumpet. Every few yards we were treated to a brief concert.

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Where to stay The Gower Peninsula can be explored from the City of Swansea, but a country inn outside the city provides the opportunity to enjoy the wonderfully varied and picturesque landscapes that Wales is famous for. The country inns that belong to the Welsh Rarebits organization ( are always a good bet, because they have to achieve a certain standard of cuisine and scenery. Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. If you have a travel story you would like to share or know someone with an interesting travel story who we might interview, please email: or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.


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NASHVILLE: Thriving “This town is actually thriving,” said Callie. “The music industry is going through the worst downturn in the last 30 years, but the town itself is incredibly vital.” A high-energy supplement is definitely racing through Nashville’s veins; the city is on a redevelopment streak and shows no signs of taking a nap. Seminal moments in the resurrection of downtown and the waterfront include the reopening of the Ryman in 1994, following a fallow period; the construction of Bridgestone Arena and the creation of the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, both in 1996; and Callie Khouri the Old Spaghetti Factory’s bold and brave decision to move into an old shipping warehouse on Second Avenue back in 1980, when the area was a snake pit of vices. “It reminds me of Pottersville,” Callie said of downtown, “but a cleaned-up version. It used to be really shady.” Within the past three to 10 years, the revitalization shock waves have fanned out to such neighborhoods as 12th Avenue South, Five Points and the Gulch, proud recipients of new restaurants, stores and coffee joints, the gold star of gentrification. Urban designers have also circled Fifth Avenue for some special attention, with plans to transform the street into an Avenue of the Arts, complete with large shade trees, widened lanes, Old World street lamps and galleries. “There are just so many nooks and crannies in this town,” Callie said. “If you want to take someone around, it’s not easy.” We wrapped up the Lower Broadway portion of the tour, which was thankfully straightforward, at Hatch Show Print, a letterpress shop of museum magnitude. Posters paper every flat surface, a living diorama of a teenager’s band-crazy room. In the middle of the pulpy tornado, an employee rolled out prints of a Japanese samurai. The store has created show posters for the Canis Majoris of music, including Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Manager Jim Sherraden also designed a limited-edition piece for the Nashville pilot. “We should have a new one done, because now we’re full-blown,” Callie said to Sherraden, referring to the show’s full season of 21 episodes. Another Nashville-Nashville collaboration.

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Above: Hatch Show Print has produced posters for such musical icons as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Below: Rachel Hester performs at Robert’s Western World, a popular honky-tonk bar in downtown Nashville.


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Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

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Hurricanes down Rebels BY ADVOCATE STAFF


SUBBAN BACK IN CANADIENS LINEUP BROSSARD, Que. — Everything at practice on Friday suggested that P.K. Subban will be back on the ice for the Montreal Canadiens this weekend, even if coach Michel Therrien said a final decision has yet to be made. Therrien and his coaches went over every aspect of the type of game they want to play during a more than 90-minute workout that was Subban’s first real practice since rejoining the team. “I’m just anxious to get back on the ice, get back with the team and start things up again,” said Subban, the club’s top defenceman last season who missed training camp and the first six games of the regular season.

Hurricanes 3 Rebels 2 LETHBRIDGE — One might say the Red Deer Rebels beat themselves Friday night. Up 2-1 and on the power play with just over eight minutes left in the third period, the Rebels coughed up a short-handed goal, then watched the Lethbridge Hurricanes score the winner roughly six minutes later before 4,944 fans at the Enmax Centre. With the Rebels looking to increase their lead to two goals, Sam McKechnie took advantage of some careless point play by Red Deer defencemen Brady Gaudet and Mathew Dumba and scored on a breakaway to

square the count at two. “That’s an awful goal to give up,” said Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter. “We’re on the power play and set up to at least get an opportunity to go up by two goals, but ‘Gauds’ and Matty are too casual and give up a breakaway goal. “It was stupid, stupid decision-making at that point in time. They (Hurricanes) pressure the points so you have to get the puck down low, but they made some bad decisions, both of them. They had brain cramps and were way too casual.” If that wasn’t painful enough, the Red Deer defence faltered on the winning goal scored by Russell Maxwell, from a scramble, at 17:09.

“It’s an out-manned situation, four guys to two guys, the puck comes into the slot and no one wants it. Our guys are all standing right there,” said Sutter. “We had some breakdowns in urgency in a game that was being played like a playoff game, which all games are at this time of the year. But you have to find a way to close it out and not beat yourselves.” Following a scoreless opening period, Dominik Volek — with assists from Turner Elson and Rhyse Dieno — opened the scoring for the Rebels with a power-play tally five minutes into the middle frame. But Graham Hood responded for the ‘Canes with an extraman marker at 14:11.

Dumba connected at 7:08 of the third period to restore the visitors’ lead, but the Hurricanes got the two late goals to improve to 24-22-1-7 and pull to within four points of fourth-place Red Deer in the Eastern Conference. Saskatoon, a 6-0 winner Friday over visiting Calgary, and Swift Current, which fell 3-0 at Edmonton, are tied for sixth spot, five points back of the Rebels. Bartosak made 28 saves for the Rebels, who were outshot 22-16 through 40 minutes but carried the play in the final frame with a 17-9 advantage in shots. Ty Rimmer turned in a 31-save effort for the ‘Canes. “We played well the whole game. We had a few spurts in the sec-

ond where we weren’t as good, but we did a lot of good things tonight,” said Sutter. “But again, you have to find a way to win the game, especially when you’re up 2-1. You can’t have casual, nonurgent hockey at that point, especially from your top players.” The Rebels returned home following the game and will depart Tuesday for Prince George, where they will open a three-game trip with a Wednesday meeting with the Cougars. Red Deer will take on the Seattle Thunderbirds two nights later and will conclude the Western Conference jaunt with a Feb. 9 game at Kamloops.


● Grade 9 basketball: Hunting Hills tournament. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer Parkland at Red Deer TBS, 11:30 p.m., Arena; Cranbrook at Innisfail, 3:40 p.m.. ● College volleyball: Briercrest at RDC; women at 1 p.m., men to follow. ● Major bantam hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Black, 2 p.m., Arena. ● Major midget female hockey: Lloydminster at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kin City B. ● Midget AA hockey: Calgary Stampeders at Red Deer Elks, 4:45 p.m., Arena; Sylvan Lake at Innisfail, 8 p.m.; Calgary Rangers at Lacombe, 8:15 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Medicine Hat at Innisfail, 5:50 p.m.; Wheatland at Red Deer Ramada, 7:15 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● Motocross: Canadian FMX Invitational Championship Tour, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Mountainview at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena.


● Major bantam hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer White, noon, Arena. Major midget female hockey: Lloydminster at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B.

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Red Deer College Queens Amber Adolf, left, and Shelby Bramall block a shot during game five action against the Briercrest Clippers at Red Deer College Friday. The Queens won the game 15-12 and the match.

Kings take step to wrapping up first BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Clippers 0 The RDC Kings gave an indication in their Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League encounter with the Briercrest Bible College Clippers Friday why they’ve been near the top of the Canadian rankings for most of the season. The Kings, who went into the weekend, ranked No. 3 in Canada and first in the ACAC with a 151 record, took a major step in wrapping up first

place with a 25-20, 25-19, 25-16 victory before close to a full house at RDC. The Clippers came in with a 14-2 record and ranked sixth in the nation. Kings head coach Aaron Schulha expected a tougher match. “I was surprised a bit and after the first set I expected them to push back, but it was a business-like win, which was nice to see after a subpar weekend (in Medicine Hat),” he said. “It was nice to get back into our gym as well.

“It was also nice to play one of the top teams in our conference and to see our guys have a steady match. Regardless if it was 3-0 or 3-2 that was a real positive effort.” Setter Sam Brisbane was the Kings player of the match as he did an excellent job of spreading the ball around. “He did,” agreed Schulha. “Blake (setting coach Blake Henwood) and I set a game plan and he followed the plan perfectly. The way (middle) Jordan (Gardiner)

was going and how they were respecting (middle) Chris (Osborn) it opened up the outside.” Tim Finnigan led the Kings with 10 kills while Gardiner and Chris Jones added nine kills each and Braden O’Toole eight. Osborn had four kills and two stuff blocks. Pat McIntyre had eight digs and Jones seven. Kyle Pankratz had seven kills for the Clippers. Schulha felt the team could pick up their serve receive a bit, but he liked the fact there was no panic when they were

pushed. “It was the first time in a while we never panicked. When we did give up a run here or there and I thought about calling a time out I didn’t have to. It was clicking.” The Kings face the Clippers today following the women’s match which goes at 1 p.m. Queens 3 Clippers 2 While the Kings were rolling the Queens were struggling before pulling out a 25-16, 23-25, 20-25, 27-25, 15-12 victory.

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NEW ORLEANS — Working separately, John and Jim Harbaugh each guided their team to the Super Bowl. They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday, John as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim with the San Francisco 49ers. Imagine how effective they could be if working together. At their joint news conference Friday, someone asked the brothers if they would consider teaming up if either should be forced out of his current post. “No question about it,” John said. “We’ve had that conversation in the past. It just never really worked out timing-wise. I’d love to work for Jim. It would be the greatest thing in the world.” Jim, coach of the San Francisco 49ers, said, “Definitely, I would work


San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh participate in a news conference for the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game Friday in New Orleans. for him.” Super Bowl tradition dictates that the coaches meet with the media separately two days before the Super Bowl. That custom was altered Friday because, after all,

two brothers have never before coached against each other in the Super Bowl. Wearing a dark suit, white shirt, striped tie and laced business shoes, John settled into

a director’s chair behind a Ravens helmet. Jim, wearing a 49ers hat, a sweat shirt, khaki pants and running shoes, sat in an identical chair behind a San Francisco helmet.

Calling it “an exciting moment,” John ticked off the names of family members in attendance, including his parents. They posed for pictures with grandfather Joe Cipiti on the stage afterward, too. Jack Harbaugh, their father, was a successful college coach. His sons followed in his footsteps, but on different paths. There was one time, however, when the routes nearly merged. “We almost made it happen at Stanford at one time,” John said. “It would be an honour to have him on the staff. He’s a great coach. You always try to get great coaches, and there are none better than Jim Harbaugh, and I mean that seriously. There’s no better coach in the National Football League than this guy right here.”

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Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013


Basketball Pt 62 55 55 45 44 40 Pt 79 70 60 56 53 48 Pt 80 71 58 36 26 Pt 85 62 61 45 42

Note: Two points for a team winning in overtime or shootout; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Friday’s results Edmonton 3 Swift Current 0 Lethbridge 3 Red Deer 2 Moose Jaw 8 Medicine Hat 4 Regina 3 Brandon 2 Saskatoon 6 Calgary 0 Spokane at Kamloops Victoria at Prince George Kelowna at Vancouver Tri-City at Everett Portland at Seattle Saturday’s games Calgary at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Regina at Brandon, 7:30 p.m. Lethbridge at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Victoria at Prince George, 7 p.m. Spokane at Portland, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Everett, 7:05 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Tri-City at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARY Hurricanes 3, Rebels 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Dumba RD (checking from behind), Hood Leth (roughing) 8:07, Blomqvist Leth (hooking) 15:33, Bellerive RD, Ramsay Leth (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 16:04. Second Period 1. Red Deer, Volek 7 (Dieno, Elson) 5:00 (pp) 2. Lethbridge, Hood 9 (Ramsay, Pilon) 13:11 (pp) Penalties — Maxwell Leth (kneeing) 3:48, Dumba RD (tripping) 6:57, Underwood RD (holding) 12:56. Third Period 3. Red Deer, Dumba 11 (Gaudet, Dieno) 7:08 4. Lethbridge, Mckechnie 23, 11:24 (sh) 5. Lethbridge, Maxwell 19 (Derko, Pilon) 17:09 Penalties — Hood Leth (roughing) 10:31, Doetzel RD (holding) 13:21, Elson RD (hooking) 17:36. Shots on goal by Red Deer 9 7 17 — 33 Lethbridge 9 13 9 — 31 Goal — Red Deer: Bartosak (L,21-11-4); Lethbridge: Rimmer (W,21-19-8). NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Islanders 7 4 2 1 9 27 23 New Jersey 6 3 0 3 9 16 14 Pittsburgh 7 4 3 0 8 19 18 N.Y. Rangers 7 3 4 0 6 16 20 Philadelphia 8 2 6 0 4 16 23 Northeast Division W L OT Pts 5 1 1 11 5 2 1 11 4 2 0 8 4 3 0 8 3 3 1 7

GF GA 23 19 24 14 18 15 21 22 23 23

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay 7 6 1 0 12 Winnipeg 8 3 4 1 7 Carolina 6 3 3 0 6 Washington 8 2 5 1 5 Florida 7 2 5 0 4

GF GA 37 18 24 32 15 18 18 27 16 27

Boston Ottawa Montreal Toronto Buffalo

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 8 6 0 2 14 25 18 St. Louis 8 6 2 0 12 31 19 Detroit 7 4 2 1 9 20 20 Nashville 7 2 2 3 7 12 19 Columbus 8 2 5 1 5 14 26

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts Vancouver 8 4 2 2 10 Edmonton 7 4 2 1 9 Minnesota 8 4 3 1 9 Colorado 7 3 4 0 6 Calgary 5 1 3 1 3

GF GA 21 20 19 18 20 22 16 19 14 21

Pacific Division W L OT Pts 7 0 0 14 4 1 1 9 3 4 1 7 2 2 2 6 2 4 2 6

GF GA 29 12 20 18 17 21 12 16 25 26

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Second Period 1. Philadelphia, Gervais 1 (Briere, McGinn) 11:43 2. Washington, Backstrom 1 (Carlson) 17:42 Penalties — Beagle Wash (tripping) 2:26, Coburn Pha (delay of game) 6:11, Philadelphia bench (too many men, served by McGinn) 19:12, Timonen Pha (cross-checking) 20:00. Third Period 3. Washington, Brouwer 3 (Green, Backstrom) 3:57 4. Washington, Wolski 2, 6:44 5. Philadelphia, B.Schenn 1 (Read, Foster) 10:30 Penalty — Kundratek Wash (delay of game) 8:25. Shots on goal by Philadelphia 11 14 6 — 31 Washington 11 6 9 — 26

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Goal — Philadelphia: Bryzgalov (L,2-5-0); Washington: Holtby (W,1-2-0).

Friday’s Games Dallas 4, Phoenix 3, SO Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, SO Washington 3, Philadelphia 2 Carolina 1, Ottawa 0 Tampa Bay 8, Winnipeg 3 Detroit 5, St. Louis 3 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1 Today’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 12 p.m. Edmonton at Colorado, 1 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Tampa Bay, 5 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 5 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 10:30 a.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 12 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 1 p.m.

Senators 0 at Hurricanes 1 First Period 1. Carolina, E.Staal 5 (Semin, Corvo) 15:45 Penalties — Bowman Car (boarding) 0:13, Methot Ott (hooking) 6:31. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Methot Ott (hooking) 0:52, McBain Car (double high-sticking) 9:23, Karlsson Ott (elbowing) 14:12, E.Staal Car (hooking) 17:15. Third Period No Scoring. Penalty — Smith Ott (interference) 14:55. Shots on goal by Ottawa 12 13 8 — 33 Carolina 15 9 11 — 35 Goal — Ottawa: Anderson (L,5-1-1); Carolina: Ellis (W,2-0-0).

FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES Lightning 8, Jets 3 First Period 1. Tampa Bay, Conacher 4 (Carle, Pouliot) 7:57 (pp) 2. Tampa Bay, Stamkos 5 (Purcell, Lindback) 14:11 (pp) 3. Tampa Bay, Lecavalier 4 (St. Louis, Stamkos) 16:55 (pp) Penalties — Hall TB (interference) 2:42, Redmond Wpg (holding) 5:59, Thorburn Wpg (check from behind major, game misconduct) 12:11, Hainsey Wpg (delay of game) 12:47, Stuart Wpg (cross-checking) 16:04, Kane Wpg (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:25. Second Period 4. Tampa Bay, Conacher 5 (Brewer, Lecavalier) 0:26 5. Tampa Bay, Thompson 1 (Crombeen, Brewer) 4:43 6. Tampa Bay, Purcell 2 (Stamkos) 5:43 Penalties — Ponikarovsky Wpg (slashing), Thompson TB (roughing) 6:25, Pyatt TB (hooking) 10:44. Third Period 7. Winnipeg, Enstrom 2 (Postma, Ladd) 5:34 8. Winnipeg, Postma 1 (Little, Enstrom) 6:35 (pp) 9. Tampa Bay, Malone 4 (Lecavalier, Conacher) 8:46 10. Winnipeg, Ladd 3 (Postma, Enstrom) 9:49 (pp) 11. Tampa Bay, Pouliot 2 (Pyatt, Hedman) 18:35 Penalty — Tampa Bay bench (too many men, served by Tyrell) 6:27, Aulie TB (holding) 9:32. Shots on goal by Winnipeg 7 10 12 — 29 Tampa Bay 10 7 8 — 25 Goal (shots-saves) — Winnipeg: Pavelec (L,2-4-1) (14-9), Montoya (4:43 second)(11-8); Tampa Bay: Lindback (W,5-1-0). Red Wings 5, Blues 3 First Period 1. Detroit, Zetterberg 3 (Brunner, Kronwall) 6:12 (pp) 2. Detroit, Zetterberg 4 (Ericsson, Franzen) 8:07 3. St. Louis, Shattenkirk 1 (Steen, McDonald) 9:50 (pp) 4. St. Louis, D’Agostini 1 (Tarasenko, Polak) 13:04 Penalties — Ericsson Det (roughing) 2:48, Shattenkirk StL (slashing) 4:47, Backes StL (roughing) 5:30, Emmerton Det (tripping) 9:04, Perron StL (hooking) 10:26, Kronwall Det (interference) 16:09, Perron StL (unsportsmanlike conduct) 17:52. Second Period 5. St. Louis, Berglund 5 (Backes, Perron) 4:30 (pp) Penalties — Quincey Det (tripping) 3:57, Sobotka StL (interference) 11:01, St. Louis bench (too many men, served by Stewart) 14:27. Third Period 6. Detroit, Ericsson 1 (Zetterberg, Franzen) 4:31 7. Detroit, Datsyuk 3 (Zetterberg, Franzen) 11:55 (pp) 8. Detroit, Zetterberg 5, 19:47 (en-sh) Penalties — Backes StL match penalty (deliberate injury) 9:38, Cleary Det (interference) 17:49. Shots on goal by St. Louis 14 7 5 — 26 Detroit 13 7 11 — 31 Goal (shots-saves) — St. Louis: Halak (11-9), Elliott (L,3-2-0)(16:09 first)(19-17); Detroit: Howard (W,4-2-1). Capitals 3, Flyers 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Rinaldo Pha (boarding) 1:23, Ovechkin Wash (roughing) 11:13, Timonen Pha (roughing) 13:05, Rinaldo Pha, Hendricks Wash (fighting, game misconduct) 18:14.

Stars 4, Coyotes 3 (SO) First Period 1. Dallas, Roussel 1 (Garbutt, Dillon) 9:53 2. Dallas, Dillon 1, 12:03 3. Phoenix, Vrbata 3 (Ekman-Larsson, Boedker) 14:00 Penalty — Jo.Benn Dal (holding) 18:44. Second Period 4. Phoenix, Hanzal 2 (Ekman-Larsson, Vrbata) 0:45 5. Dallas, Ryder 4 (Eakin, Whitney) 14:14 6. Phoenix, Hanzal 3 (Moss) 18:26 Penalties — Moss Phx (holding) 2:20, Goligoski Dal (tripping) 6:11, Michalek Phx (tripping) 10:02, Chipchura Pho (instigator, fighting, misconduct), Dillon Dal (roughing, fighting) 13:53, Jagr Dal (slashing) 14:35. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — None. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Dallas wins 2-1 Phoenix (1) — Boedker, miss; Vrbata, goal; Vermette, miss; Ekman-Larsson, miss. Dallas (2) — Eriksson, miss; Whitney, miss; Ja.Benn, goal; Jagr, goal. Shots on goal by Phoenix 11 9 8 6 — 34 Dallas 6 8 7 3 — 24 Goal — Phoenix: M.Smith (L,0-2-1); Dallas: Lehtonen (W,3-2-1). Ducks 3, Wild 1 First Period 1. Minnesota, Scandella 1 (Cullen) 9:44 Penalty — Bouchard Minn (high-sticking) 7:29. Second Period 2. Anaheim, K.Palmieri 2 (Ryan, Selanne) 6:49 Penalties — None. Third Period 3. Anaheim, K.Palmieri 3 (Selanne, Ryan) 4:21 4. Anaheim, Ryan 2 (Selanne, Getzlaf) 18:26 (pp) Penalties — Fowler Ana (holding) 14:24, Gilbert Minn (tripping) 16:40. Shots on goal by Minnesota 6 8 13 — 27 Anaheim 13 9 9 — 31 Goal — Minnesota: Backstrom (L,3-2-1); Anaheim: Fasth (W,2-0-0). Canucks 2, Blackhawks 1 (SO) First Period 1. Vancouver, Edler 3 (Kassian, H.Sedin) 15:42 Penalties — Hjalmarsson Chi (interference) 1:34, Ballard Vcr (interference) 12:44, Brookbank Chi (roughing), Burrows Vcr (unsportsmanlike conduct) 16:33, Edler Vcr (tripping) 18:25. Second Period No Scoring. Penalty — Garrison Vcr (hooking) 17:48. Third Period 2. Chicago, Kane 3 (Shaw, Sharp) 9:42 Penalties — Raymond Vcr (tripping) 2:22, Kruger Chi (high-sticking) 9:45, Frolik Chi (delay of game) 11:05, Oduya Chi (hooking) 14:59. Overtime No Scoring. Penalty — Garrison Vcr (high-sticking) 3:49. Shootout Vancouver wins 1-0 Vancouver (1) — Burrows, miss; Kassian, miss; Lapierre, miss; Schroeder, goal. Chicago (0) — Toews, miss; Kane, miss; Sharp, miss; Leddy, miss. Shots on goal by Chicago 9 9 6 4 — 28 Vancouver 9 6 6 1 — 22 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (L,5-0-2); Vancouver: Luongo (W,2-0-2).

Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Claimed 1B Lars Anderson off waivers from Arizona. NEW YORK YANKEES—Agreed to terms with DH Travis Hafner on a one-year contract. Designated OF Russ Canzler for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Blake Beavan, LHP Lucas Luetge, RHP Chance Ruffin, INF Francisco Martinez, INF Kyle Seager, INF Justin Smoak, OF Julio Morban, OF Carlos Peguero, OF Eric Thames and OF Casper Wells on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with LHP Manny Parra on a one-year contract and with C Miguel Olivo on a minor league contract. Designated RHP Todd Redmond for assignment. FLORIDA MARLINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jonathan Albaladejo, RHP John Maine, RHP Doug Mathis, RHP Chad Qualls, RHP Kevin Slowey, RHP Jordan Smith, RHP Mitch Talbot, RHP Michael Wuertz, LHP Zach Phillips, C Craig Tatum, INF Matt Downs, INF Nick Green, INF Kevin Kouzmanoff, INF Ed Lucas, INF Chris Valaika, OF Jordan Brown and OF Austin Kearns on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with OF Marlon Byrd on a minor league contract. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Agreed to terms LHP Marc Rzepczynski on a one-year contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed INF Jody Martinez and RHP Corey Madden. EL PASO DIABLOS—Sold the contract of C Zane Chavez to Baltimore (AL). GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Acquried RHP Ian Durham from Florence for a player to be named. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Released RHP Matt Mitchell. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Signed INF Mike Provencher and LHP Mosies Melendez. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Los Angeles Clippers F Matt Barnes one game for striking Greg Stiemsma during a Jan. 30 game at Minnesota. National Basketball Association WASHINGTON MYSTICS—Signed G Ivory Latta. FOOTBALL National Football League

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed DL Armond Armstead. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS—Recalled F Jamie Tardif from Providence (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Reassigned F Mike Blunden to Hamilton (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Assigned RW Matt Anderson to Albany (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES—Recalled F Andy Miele from Portland (AHL). Assigned G Chad Johnson to Portland. American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS— Signed F Brayden Irwin to a professional tryout contract. PROVIDENCE BRUINS— Recalled F Alden Hirschfeld from South Carolina (ECHL). ECHL GWINNETT GLADIATORS— Annoiunced F Doug Jones was called up by San Antonio (AHL) and G Mike Lee was reassigned to Portland (AHL). IDAHO STEELHEADS— Signed F Mike Towns and G Grant Rollheiser. READING ROYALS—Signed D Anthony Pisano. Released D James Sanford. STOCKTON THUNDER— Announced G Tyler Bunz was reassigned to the team from Oklahoma City (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer PORTLAND TIMBERS—Announced that the club and F Kris Boyd came to a mutual agreement to terminate his contract. North American Soccer League NEW YORK COSMOS— Named Alecko Eskandarian assistant coach. COLLEGE EVANSVILLE—Announced G Jordan Jahr has been kicked off the mens basketball team for violations of team rules.

FORDHAM—Named Dimitar Brzov men’s tennis coach. LSU—Agreed to terms with football coach Les Miles on a seven-year contract. MICHIGAN—Named Mike DeBord sport administrator for Olympic sports teams. MIDDLE TENNESSEE—Named Geep Wade offensive line coach. NEW MEXICO STATE—Named interim football coach Doug Martin football coach. PFEIFFER—Announced the retirement of athletic director Mary Ann Sunbury. WAGNER—Named Bridgette Mitchell women’s

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 29 15 .659 Brooklyn 28 19 .596 Boston 23 23 .500 Philadelphia 20 26 .435 Toronto 17 30 .362

GB — 2.5 7 10 13.5

Southeast Division W L Pct 29 14 .674 26 19 .578 14 32 .304 11 34 .244 11 34 .244

GB — 4 16.5 19 19

Central Division W L Pct 28 18 .609 28 19 .596 24 21 .533 18 29 .383 13 34 .277

GB — 1/2 3.5 10.5 15.5

Miami Atlanta Orlando Charlotte Washington

Chicago Indiana Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

Portland Minnesota

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 37 11 .771 Memphis 30 16 .652 Houston 25 23 .521 Dallas 19 27 .413 New Orleans 15 32 .319

GB — 6 12 17 21.5

Northwest Division W L Pct 35 11 .761 30 18 .625 25 21 .543

GB — 6 10

Oklahoma City Denver Utah

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Pacific Division W L Pct 34 14 .708 29 17 .630 20 26 .435 17 31 .354 16 30 .348

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Friday’s Games Toronto 98, L.A. Clippers 73 Indiana 102, Miami 89 Boston 97, Orlando 84 New York 96, Milwaukee 86 Brooklyn 93, Chicago 89 Philadelphia 89, Sacramento 80 Detroit 117, Cleveland 99 Memphis 85, Washington 76 Denver 113, New Orleans 98 Portland at Utah, 7 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Sacramento at New York, 5:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Cleveland, 5:30 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Washington at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Boston, 11 a.m. L.A. Lakers at Detroit, 11 a.m. Miami at Toronto, 12 p.m.

Football Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3 At New Orleans Baltimore vs. San Francisco, 4:30 p.m. (CBS) NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds by Western Canada Lottery) Super Bowl, Feb. 3 Spread O/U Baltimore vs. SAN FRANCISCO 3.5 48.5 NFL Injury Report NEW YORK — The updated National Football League injury report, as provided by the league: BALTIMORE RAVENS at SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — RAVENS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), NT Terrence Cody (foot),

WR Tandon Doss (ankle), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle, back), S James Ihedigbo (knee), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), RB Vonta Leach (knee, ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), TE Dennis Pitta (thigh), S Bernard Pollard (chest), WR David Reed (thigh), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen), LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles, biceps), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder). 49ERS: QUESTIONABLE: LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot). PROBABLE: LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle, shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder).

Golf PHOENIX OPEN Friday At TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Second Round Phil Mickelson 60-65 — Bill Haas 65-64 — Keegan Bradley 67-63 — Brandt Snedeker 64-66 — Angel Cabrera 66-65 — Charlie Wi 68-63 — Brian Gay 65-66 — Robert Garrigus 66-66 — Ryan Moore 66-66 — John Rollins 66-66 — Matt Every 65-67 — David Hearn 67-65 — Troy Matteson 67-65 — Kevin Na 69-64 — Roberto Castro 65-68 — Brendon de Jonge 66-67 — Gary Woodland 67-66 — Ted Potter, Jr. 64-69 — William McGirt 67-66 — Jeff Maggert 64-70 — Rory Sabbatini 68-66 — Bubba Watson 67-67 — Brendan Steele 69-65 — John Mallinger 65-69 — Casey Wittenberg 67-67 — Harris English 67-67 — Kevin Chappell 66-68 — Hunter Mahan 67-67 — Padraig Harrington 64-70 — Bryce Molder 67-67 — Charles Howell III 67-68 — Bo Van Pelt 68-67 — Boo Weekley 69-66 — Brian Harman 70-65 — Ken Duke 66-69 — Jeff Overton 66-69 — Jeff Klauk 67-68 — Hank Kuehne 65-71 — Martin Flores 65-71 — Aaron Baddeley 69-67 — David Toms 69-67 — Russell Henley 69-67 — Nick Watney 65-71 — Richard H. Lee 68-68 — Cameron Tringale 69-67 — Sang-Moon Bae 72-64 — Kevin Stadler 68-68 — Greg Chalmers 68-68 — Scott Piercy 70-66 — Chris Kirk 67-69 — Justin Leonard 65-71 — Colt Knost 71-65 — Carl Pettersson 72-65 — Chris Stroud 71-66 — David Mathis 72-65 — Billy Horschel 69-68 — Ryan Palmer 64-73 — Jimmy Walker 68-69 — Tim Clark 69-68 — Jason Day 70-68 — Bud Cauley 71-67 — Lucas Glover 68-70 — Kyle Stanley 67-71 —

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Prince Albert 51 29 18 1 3 174 162 Saskatoon 50 26 21 0 3 174 158 Swift Current 52 25 22 3 2 155 147 Moose Jaw 53 18 26 3 6 137 185 Regina 52 19 27 3 3 134 185 Brandon 53 18 31 2 2 141 215 Central Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Edmonton 53 37 11 2 3 196 111 Calgary 52 33 15 1 3 183 143 Red Deer 54 27 21 4 2 150 159 Lethbridge 54 24 22 1 7 172 179 Medicine Hat 53 25 25 2 1 184 184 Kootenay 52 23 27 2 0 136 169 WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Kelowna 52 38 10 3 1 234 130 Kamloops 53 33 15 2 3 188 147 Victoria 49 27 18 1 3 162 166 Prince George 51 15 30 2 4 125 185 Vancouver 51 13 38 0 0 141 219 U.S. Division GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Portland 51 41 7 1 2 233 112 Spokane 50 30 18 2 0 189 156 Tri-City 51 29 19 1 2 168 153 Everett 52 21 28 1 2 129 185 Seattle 51 19 28 3 1 151 206

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BROTHERS: Acted like comedy team To which Jim added, “Well, Jack Harbaugh.” The family coaching tree could run even deeper one day. Jim’s son, Jay, works for John as a coaching intern with the Ravens. “He’s far better than we’ve anticipated, and I knew he would be great at what he does,” John said. The brothers obviously had a lot of fun with the situation, joking with each other and sometimes acting like a comedy team. Someone asked them to list their commonalities and philosophical differences. “I would be hard-pressed to spell philosophical right now,” Jim said. “I know he can’t spell commonalities,” John said, not missing a beat.

COLLEGE: Clippers down hoop Kings “The first set we started pretty good, but we were still struggling to find our rhythm here and there and they took advantage of that in the second set,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “We made a lot of errors including service errors and decisional things and they put more pressure on us.” Still the Queens led 22-20 in the second set before committing several of their 14 unforced errors in the set. On the other side the Clippers were full marks for their performance and it wasn’t until Walton made a couple of substitutions — inserting Amber Adolf in on the right side and Shelby Bramall in the middle — and settled down on defence that they started to come back. “We moved Amber and Shelby in to give us a bit more fire power,” said Walton. “Amber isn’t used to playing the right side, but she did a good job and (setter) Kirsten (Sorensen) felt comfortable with her there.” One of the things Walton would like to see is better passing. “We wanted to run our middles more, but we have to pass better to do that. We do that and it means our mid-


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green and rolled off the front edge. His chip ran 7 feet past and his bogey putt slid by to the left. “I hit a good shot, I thought,” Mickelson said. “I tried to start it right down the middle and hold it into the wind. It just leaked a little bit left. I still thought it was up. ... Then I hit a poor wedge from there. But the tee shot I didn’t think was going to be in the water at any point.” The double bogey left him four strokes ahead of Bill Haas and five in front of Keegan Bradley and Brandt Snedeker. Haas shot 64, Bradley 63, and Snedeker 66.

ter fending off a strong challenge from American Noelle Pikus-Pace. Rudman’s one-second lead from the opening two runs Thursday was cut to 0.57 seconds by Pikus-Pace, who was fastest in the final two runs and took silver. Mellisa Hollingsworth of Eckville, a two-time World Cup champion and Olympic bronze medallist, was fifth in 4:40.36. “I was happy to have a final good run, but it is extremely obvious to me that I have to focus on skeleton and get training this summer,” said Hollingsworth, who has also been competing in rodeo during the off-season. “I missed the medals because of my start. “The coaches are extremely supportive, and we are getting my new sled in the lineup. I was getting used to it, but I just wasn’t confident enough on it yet.” Cassie Hawrysh of Brandon, Man., was 12th in 4:42.59. dles are more comfortable and when that happens they block better.” In the end the fifth set came down to three key plays. “Amber dug a ball, Leanne made a great block and (libero) Maddi (Quinn) made a great pass on the final three points. It was a five set match, but it came down to three plays,” said Walton. Quinn finished with 18 digs and was the RDC player of the match. Brooke Sutter had 12 kills and 16 digs, Sidney Ponto 12 kills and 13 digs, Leanne Price seven kills and Adolf six. Elly Wendal had 19 kills and Starlet Peterson 12 for the Clippers. Clippers 95 Kings 90 While volleyball was matching up two of the top men’s teams in the country, it was a similar situation in men’s basketball at Briercrest. The Clippers are ranked No. 1 in Canada with the Kings third. Nothing changed as the Clippers came from behind to take a 95-90 victory over the Kings. “We gave up 31 points in the fourth quarter, that’s something we need to correct,” said Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger, whose squad led 67-64 after three quarters. “But we also had to foul down the stretch to get the ball back. But in the end it was a good test for us as we have to face some adversity.” The win moved the Clippers two points up on the Kings in the battle for first place in the conference. They meet again today. Rob Pierce was player of the game for the Kings with 16 points and 23 rebounds while Mari Peoples-Wong had 21 points, and Ashuanti Hogan and Jacob Cusumano 15 each. Queens 68 Clippers 59 The Queens ran their winning streak to five games with a 68-59 comefrom-behind victory. “We trailed 34-20 at the half, but outscored then 20-14 in the third quarter and 28-15 in the fourth,” said Queens head coach Mike Woollard. “It was a great effort considering we had an eight hour bus trip, then lost Desirae Paterson in the first minute of the game. That left Kaitlin (Bracko) and Teighan (Ponto) to do a lot of the work inside and they did an excellent job.” Guard Sarah Williamson was outstanding with 14 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two assists. Amrei Bondzio added 14 points and three assists and Melissa Woolley 12 points and five assists.

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ST. MORITZ, Switzerland — Sarah Reid started off slowly but finished with a bang Friday. The Canadian sat eighth after her first run at the skeleton world championship but put together three strong subsequent efforts to capture a bronze medal. The Calgary native posted a time of four minutes 40.01 seconds to earn her first career world championship medal. “’I’m absolutely thrilled. I have no words,” she said. “To be truthful, I thought about a medal before the race, but being eighth in the first run I thought it wasn’t possible. “Then I put down three good runs and I am just so happy.” Shelley Rudman of Britain won her first skeleton world championship af-

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Phil Mickelson birdied the ninth hole a day too late and missed a chance to break the PGA Tour’s 36-hole scoring record when he finished with a double bogey after driving into the water. Mickelson followed his opening 60 with a 65 on Friday in the Phoenix Open to reach 17-under 125, a stroke off the tour record for the first two rounds of a tournament set by Pat Perez in the 2009 Bob Hope Classic and matched by David Toms at Colonial in 2011. “Unfortunately, I made a double on the last hole and didn’t finish the way I wanted to,” Mickelson said. “But I think it’s a good example of what can happen on this course. You can make a lot of birdies and eagles, make up a lot of ground, but there’s a lot of water and trouble there that if you misstep you can easily make bogeys and double.” He still tied the Phoenix Open record set by Mark Calcavecchia in 2001, but history slipped through his hands for the second straight day on the last hole. On Thursday, Mickelson had a 25-foot birdie putt for a 59 on No. 9 that caught the right edge, curled 180 degrees and stayed out. A day later with little at stake on the par-4 hole, he hit to 4 feet and rolled the downhill putt into the centre of the cup. “You always remember kind of the last hole, the last putt,” Mickelson said. “But I think it’s very possible that’s going to help me because it’s got me refocused, that I cannot ease up on a single shot. I’ve got to be really focused. These guys are going to make a lot of birdies and I’ve got to get after it and cannot make those kinds of mistakes.” Mickelson parred the first six holes, and played the next 11 in 8 under before making a mess of the par-4 18th. His drive bounced into the left-side water hazard and, after a penalty drop, he hit an approach that landed on the

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NEW ORLEANS — Fear the dreadlocks, San Francisco. Torrey Smith just might be the difference in a Super Bowl that will hinge on the 49ers’ ability to prevent the Baltimore Ravens from scoring with the long ball. You might remember Smith from that playoff game in Denver on Jan. 12. Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey sure does. Bailey, a 12-time Pro Bowl star, watched the dreadlocks flapping from the back of Smith’s helmet as he chased the speedy wide receiver into the end zone on touchdown catches of 59 and 32 yards. Oh, and let’s not forget that Baltimore forced overtime in that game on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left. The Ravens have 17 pass completions of at least 40 yards this season, six of them involving Smith. Sometimes, Smith runs deep just to free up wideout Anquan Boldin or tight end Dennis Pitta or running back Ray Rice underneath, leaving Flacco a variety of viable targets. “It all depends,” said Smith, the speedy receiver from Maryland. “It’s not like they say, ’Hey Torrey, just run straight down the field’ all the time. Some of it is scheme-wise to open other guys up. Against certain coverages, I have certain responsibilities. We do attack vertically. That’s a strength of ours, and I’m one of the guys that they definitely use to do that.” Combine all that with a San Francisco defence that gave up 396 yards passing to Atlanta’s Matt Ryan in the NFC title game, and it could add up to a very long night for the 49ers. “Joe Flacco, he’s playing excellent football right now,” former 49ers star receiver Jerry Rice said. “You’ve got Torrey Smith and also Anquan Boldin on the outside, and passes over 18 yards. They targeted Torrey Smith 109 times. So they’re not afraid to throw the ball deep. The secondary of the San Francisco 49ers, they have had problems with the deep ball, so they can’t let these guys run free.” The 49ers know this. Whether they can prevent Smith & Co. from breaking loose is another story. Rice is also a threat — he caught 61 passes for 478

yards during the regular season. “I think No. 1, you’ve got one (receiver) that’s got track speed that will take the top off your defence, so he’s going to draw some attention,” San Francisco cornerback Carlos Rogers said. “Anquan is a very physical guy. He doesn’t go deep as much as Torrey, but he’s got the ability to. He’s just got that connection, strong arm guy, physical guy, so it’s going to be a challenge with him, too. “We’re challenged at every position. The tight end in the red zone, he’s got a connection, too. Ray Rice out of the backfield, people don’t look at that, but when you break down film, he continues to make linebackers look silly and break yards. ... So everybody on our side of the ball has their hands full with those guys.” On the other side of the ball, the Ravens’ defence will be poised to hitch their emotions to middle linebacker Ray Lewis for the final stage of his last ride into retirement. The 37-year-old announced before Baltimore’s first playoff game that he would quit when the Ravens ended their run, and since that time they’ve been played their best football of the

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year. So has Lewis. He has a team-high 44 tackles during the playoffs after missing the previous 10 games with a torn right triceps. “They’re going to be up,” San Francisco running back Frank Gore said. “Ray Lewis means a lot to that organization. He’s been playing the game for a long time, he’s probably the best at his position and guys love him.” Sure, the Ravens would love to win it for Lewis. But only one player on the roster owns a Super Bowl ring (Lewis), and the rest of the players are in it for themselves. “There’s no way in the world that you can imagine Torrey blocking better down the field because Ray is quitting,” Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said. “There’s no way in the world that (fullback) Vonta Leach is going to give that much more, knocking that linebacker in the hole. I believe if Ray was saying he was going to play another year, these guys would give us the same thing.” Ravens offensive linebacker Bobby Williams was asked why the Ravens are going to win. “The spirit of the team is something special,” he said. “Everybody works hard around the league. The 49ers work hard. But the spirit of this team is different.”



B8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Gay scores 20, leads Raptors to victory in debut THE CANADIAN PRESS

Milos Raonic gives Canada early lead at Davis Cup THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Milos Raonic struggled early, but still got Canada off to a good start in a Davis Cup tie against Spain on Friday. The Thornhill, Ont., native gave Canada an opening win as he overcame a one-set deficit to beat Albert Ramos 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the first match at UBC’s Thunderbird Sports Centre. Raonic offered hope of a major upset as play began. “I don’t think I faced a break point, so I took care of my serve,” said Raonic. “I was a little bit disappointed a few times. I was 40-love and I would make sloppy mistakes to 40-15 and let him get to 40-30. “I just need to execute those a little bit better.” Spain, ranked No. 1 in the world, is a five-time Davis Cup champion and reached the finals last year before being upset by the Czech Republic. Canada, meanwhile, has never advanced beyond the first round of World Group play, which is open to the top 16 countries. “I played well, but in the end he played better than I did,” said Ramos. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., met Marcel Granollers in a later match. Raonic, ranked 15th in the world,

entered the match as the clear favourite. Ramos, ranked 51st, and listed as Spain’s No. 2 singles player for this event, was playing his first-ever Davis Cup match. But Ramos was not consoled by his strong early showing or the way he battled throughout the contest. “I’m not happy,” he said. “I play to win, so I’m not happy.” Raonic struggled early, hitting the net several times on what appeared to be routine forehand shots. Raonic held a 5-3 lead in the first-set tiebreaker, but missed while attempting to return a long Ramos shot to go down 6-5 and then hit a shot long to give the Spaniard the opening set. “It was a little frustrating (to lose the first set), because until we changed sides (during the tiebreaker) after the sixth point, I had three chances on the forehand — and three times I hit the net,” said Raonic. “So it was frustrating because I had the chances. “And then I got ahead, and after that I think he played well. But because I knew I was creating those chances I was feeling OK (about the loss of the first set.)” Raonic said he adjusted in the second set to ensure that Ramos could not keep his shots along the sideline in. “He was hitting the spots, that was the one thing, especially in that first set,” said Raonic.

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Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay slam dunks the ball while playing against the Los Angeles Clippers during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. the first quarter as the Raptors took a 22-17 advantage into the second. The Clippers tied it up at 27-27 midway through the second, but Toronto ended the half with a 19-3 run to take a 46-30 lead into the dressing room at the break. Toronto didn’t slow down in the third, Gay’s three-pointer at the buzzer to end the quarter giving the home team a 72-45 lead with a quarter left to play. Gay played just hours after he was introduced to the media at a packed news conference earlier in the day — six-and-a-half years late, he joked. “I like when players call me out occasionally,” Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo said, with a grin. “When I first spoke with Rudy the other night after the trade had been consummated, he asked me point blank: ’Why didn’t you just draft me in the first place?’ “Well, we got you. One way or the other, we got you.” The University of Connecticut product was taken eighth overall in the 2006 draft — seven spots after the Raptors selected Andrea Bargnani instead. “It’s just good to be wanted and to start over in an organization where they reached out, to try to get you,” Gay said. “I feel like I’ve been drafted again. I get on (Colangelo) because he didn’t draft me but it’s almost like another draft. Almost.”


Photo by The Canadian Press

In this multiple exposure photograph Canada’s Milos Raonic, of Toronto, Ont., returns to Spain’s Albert Ramos during a Davis Cup tennis world group firstround tie singles match in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday February 1, 2013.

TORONTO, Ontario — It took all of couple of minutes for Rudy Gay to breathe new hope into Toronto Raptors fans. Two minutes after the team’s newest player checked in to the Raptors’ 98-73 rout of the Los Angeles Clippers, the explosive small forward took flight for a huge alley-oop dunk off DeMar DeRozan. Twenty seconds later, DeRozan found a sprinting Gay again. Another big dunk, another roar of approval from the capacity crowd of 19,800 at the Air Canada Centre. Gay poured in game-high 20 points in 33 minutes in his Raptors’ debut. Amir Johnson scored 19 points and tied his career-high of 16 rebounds for Toronto (17-30), while DeMar DeRozan added 19 points and John Lucas finished with 17 points. Blake Griffin scored 17 points to top the Clippers (34-14), who were playing without all-star guard Chris Paul for the eighth time in 10 games (bruised right kneecap). Jamal Crawford added 14. Gay’s debut came two days after the trade that sent point guard Jose Calderon to Detroit and forward Ed Davis to Memphis for the explosive small forward that general manager Bryan Colangelo has long coveted. Red neon signs were posted throughout the arena concourse — “The Toronto Raptors Welcome Rudy Gay.” Welcome him they did. The crowd was on its feet cheering before he even entered the game, when a highlight video of his time with the Grizzlies was played on the Jumbotron. Turns out, it was a sneak peak of what was to come. While he had some shaky moments — an early air ball, a bad turnover — he came virtually as advertised, draining long jumpers and streaking down the court for fast-break baskets in what was easily one of Toronto’s most entertaining game this season. He looked completely at ease by the time he drained a three-pointer with 4:15 to go in the fourth quarter, slapping his hand on his thigh as teammate and best friend Kyle Lowry gave him a raised-eyebrows “I’m impressed” look. The Raptors took a 72-45 lead into the fourth, and continued to pour it on in the final 12 minutes, a three by Lucas giving Toronto a 31-point lead with 3:30 to go, its biggest of the night. The game also marked the return of rookie Jonas Valanciunas after he missed 18 games with a broken right ring finger. The Lithuanian forward played just 13 minutes, grabbing three rebounds but picking up five fouls. Gay’s seven points led all scorers in

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POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT The annual Red Deer Pond Hockey Tournament takes to the ice this weekend. Hundreds of players between the ages of six and 17 will be at six outdoor rinks today and Sunday. Pond Hockey is a low-cost, family-oriented no-hit league for boys and girls that iced 44 teams this year. Those who want to watch the action can see games at the following rinks: ● Riverside Meadows, 6014 57th Ave. ● Grandview, 4415 46th St. ● Oriole Park, 5 Oldbury St. ● West Park, 3814 55th Ave. ● Pond Hockey East and West, Kinsmen South Community Hall. For more information on Red Deer Pond Hockey, go to www.

OLDS SERVICES DIRECTORY The Town of Olds’ new Family and Community Support Services directory is now available. The annual publication is a guide to services and supports provided to town residents. This year’s edition is printed on recycled paper and has an updated trail map, plus photos of Olds facilities and events. Free copies will be available at the Town of Olds office, Olds Aquatic Centre and Olds Municipal Library. It’s also available online at community/commdir.pdf. Copies can be reserved by calling the town at 403-556-6981.

OWL PROWL Search for owls and learn more about the nocturnal hunters on Thursday. A Kerry Wood Nature Centre interpreter will lead an Owl Prowl from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Burbank area southeast of Blackfalds. Cost is $15 plus GST for members, $17 plus GST for non-members and pre-registration is required by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Call 403346-2010 for more information.

CORRECTION Some incorrect information appeared in a story in Thursday’s Advocate. Aaron Guilbault, 31, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of his father, Tim Guilbault, 58.

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Forty-nine residents at Red Deer’s Symphony Senior Living at Aspen Ridge will be moving to other facilities in Central Alberta. Despite reaching a tentative agreement with the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) on Friday, Symphony confirmed it will not renew its contract to provide the assisted living and transition beds for Alberta Health Services. The Ontario-based company announced on Monday that it is discontinuing its AHS contract at the Aspen Ridge facility in Red Deer. About the same time, 130 AUPE members walked off the job and were locked out by the employer because of failed contract talks. “It takes us in a worse position to take Alberta Health Services beds,” said Lisa Brush, Symphony Senior Living Inc. chief executive officer, referring to the tentative deal. “I know it sounds counter intuitive . . . financially it just doesn’t work.” The contract will expire in about a year, making the facility entirely privately operated and funded. Brush said in Ontario they do not have these kind of issues, for example, in longterm care. “I think it is an absolute shame that AHS, the Alberta government and AUPE and the rest of them don’t sit down and hammer something out that is going to be logical in the future where there can be private pay involvement in these type of beds,” said Brush. “Instead, it is AUPE getting their way. I am really shocked. This is Alberta. I thought it was a conservative province. Ontario is a helluva a lot more conservative. I think Quebec is more at this point.” Details of the tentative contract were not released. In the meantime, AHS says will re-examine its bed capacity across Central Alberta to find space for the dislocated resi-

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Alberta Union of Provincial Employees sing on the picket line outside Symphony Senior Living at Aspen Ridge on Friday. The workers will vote on a tentative deal to end the strike today. dents and create a smooth transition plan for the residents. Cal Dallas, MLA for Red Deer South, said they have a year to find appropriate facilities for the residents. Dallas said the patients will not be placed at the bottom of any waiting lists. “These patients have been assessed and require some very specific health-care supports and they will absolutely be transitioned to new environments where they will have services that meet their needs,” said Dallas. “I have some real empathy. I really feel for the individuals and families.” Dallas acknowledged the need to be creative in taking care of Alberta seniors in light of the province’s growing and aging population. He said there is no magic solution and the future will include options involving components of the private sector and public service delivery in private-run facilities. Over the next year, 237 new continuing care beds will open in Central Alberta, including the 100-bed Villa Maria in Clearview. Mary Anne Jablonski, MLA

for Red Deer North, said the new facilities coming on board will help relieve some of the capacity pressures. “People who had to come to Red Deer because they had no place to go in Central Alberta locations will be able to go back to their home areas,” said Jablonski. “It does take some pressure off Red Deer when we have facilities in Central Alberta.” Despite reassurances from the province, family members of the residents living in the Symphony facility are not sure where their loved ones will end up in a year’s time. R. Dean Cowan, 65, visits his wife Doreen twice a day since she moved into Symphony in April. His wife is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. “I don’t know where she is going to end up,” said Cowan. “The waiting list is 18 months and if you take 49 beds out of the marketplace, it is going to increase that waiting list. Someone on the waiting list is now going to the end of the line. That’s maybe not fair but that’s reality.”

Doug Janssen, vice-president of the Central Alberta Council on Aging, said there is definite concerns that the 49 residents will be scattered across Central Alberta. Janssen said he hopes the new facility in Clearview will accommodate the displaced residents. “The transition of these 49 people, it is not 49 beds,” said Janssen. “It’s 49 grandmas and grandpas. The transition can be done as humanely as possible. Given the beds coming up in Red Deer and Lacombe, they could be absorbed. What it does for any plans that exist at the facilities is kind of up in the air.” Symphony staff will vote on the tentative agreement today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The results of the vote will be released late afternoon. “I would be highly shocked if they didn’t (accept it),” said Brush. “They have gotten all their monetary items in exchange for some language that protects residents against incidents. We’re happy with it. They should be too.”

Guilty plea trims sentence for repeat offender BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF An early guilty plea has saved a young Calgary man with a lengthy criminal record from a very long stay in a federal prison. Caleb Costello, 25, was arrested in Red Deer on Nov. 16 by RCMP investigating complaints of a suspicious pickup truck stopped in a downtown parking lot. Police found the truck with its back window broken out and a man and woman napping inside. Costello and his companion, 20-year-old Kelsey Pitton from Kitimat, B.C., were arrested. They were charged with 22 offences, including vehicle theft, theft over $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000.


BRIEFS Trial ordered on murder charge An Edmonton man has been committed to stand trial in Red Deer on charges laid after a woman’s body was found in a ditch near Innisfail. Dana Jane Turner, 31, was reported missing from her home in Fort Saskatchewan on Aug. 16, 2011. Her remains were discovered nearly two months later, on Oct. 9. Mark Damien Lindsay, 26, was arrested and charged in Port Coquitlam, B.C., on March 15, 2012. Adopted son of former Edmonton police chief John Lindsay, he has pleaded not guilty of second-degree murder, interfering with human remains and obstructing justice. Evidence against Lindsay was weighed in a preliminary hearing in Red Deer provincial court before Judge Bert Skinner, concluding just before noon on Friday. Evidence submitted in a preliminary hearing cannot be made public until it has been introduced at trial. Turner’s mother, Wendy Yurko, attended all five days of the hearing, along with members of her family. Lindsay previously asked to be tried by Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury on the murder charge. Defence counsel Robert Shaigec advised court on Friday that his client wants to be tried by Queen’s Bench judge alone on the other charges.

An additional charge of theft under $5,000 was laid based on a video showing someone fuelling the truck at a gas station and then driving off without paying. Represented by Edmonton lawyer Arnold Piragoff, Costello pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Friday to 12 of the 23 charges against him as well as a shoplifting charge laid in Calgary. The remaining charges were withdrawn. Costello admitted to stealing the pickup truck and the trailer hooked to it, stealing fuel for the truck and having a number of stolen items in his possession, including a chequebook, credit cards, loyalty cards and licence plates. Crown prosecutor Wayne Silliker entered a past record totalling three pages, noting that most of the charges were for property offences. Silliker and Piragoff presented Judge Jim Mitchell with a joint sentencing sub-

mission, asking for a global sentence of 12 months minus 57 days for time served on the Red Deer charges, plus an additional 20 days for shoplifting, satisfied by the balance of the time he has been in custody. Mitchell agreed to the submission, giving Costello an extra three days of credit for the time he has spent in remand. “It’s a shame. Here you are again, going back to prison for a lengthy sentence,” said Mitchell, who acknowledged Costello’s early guilty plea as an important factor in his sentence. “If you had forced a trial, you’d be going to a federal penitentiary, no doubt about it, so you’ve done yourself a large favour. It’s not too late to turn things around. Quit being a criminal. “Do something useful.” Pitton has yet to enter a plea. She returns to court on Feb. 27.

Those details are to be sorted out during his arraignment, scheduled for March 4.

Nielsen returned to the store where the ticket was purchased, Red Deer Mohawk at 5407 49th Ave., the next morning and had her win confirmed. “The win is a godsend!,” said Nielsen. Nielsen plans to share the winnings with family and a few selected charities. The money will also help her to move. She picked up her winnings on Jan. 11.

Liquor store robbery probed RCMP are looking for a robber armed with a knife who held up North Hill Liquor Merchants early on Friday. At 1:50 a.m., Red Deer City RCMP responded to the robbery at 71st Street. A male allegedly entered the liquor store with his face covered and demanded cash from staff. He left with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the robbery. The suspect is described as an Arabian who spoke with an accent. He was about 1.6 metres (five feet and three inches) tall and wore a black jacket, black tuque, blue jeans, and black runners with a white and red stripe down the side. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Red Deer City RCMP 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

City woman wins $100,000 A Red Deer woman thought she won $10,000, but then she realized the winnings were 10 times more. Wanda Nielsen’s Scratch ‘n Win ticket showed $100,000. “I thought I had won $10,000 and I was quite excited!” said Nielsen. She had scratched off the Stocking Stuffer ticket at home. When she took a closer look, she realized it was actually the far bigger amount.

Cenotaph a historic resource The Ross Street cenotaph that’s long been a treasured landmark in downtown Red Deer is now officially a designated provincial historic resource. Alberta Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk said this designation was made to ensure that future generations learn of the sacrifice made by local soldiers and take pride in their stories. “The Red Deer cenotaph honours the selfless service of Alberta’s military men and women, and serves as a reminder of how these Albertans helped shape the history of our province, this nation and the world,” she added. The stone sculpture of a First World War unknown soldier facing west was unveiled on Sept. 15, 1922, by Lord Byng, governor general of Canada. The statue is one of the earliest and best known works of sculpture by Maj. Frank H. Norbury, a native of Liverpool, England. He was a decorated war veteran and skilled carver, who tried to capture the weariness and resolute purpose of soldiers who served far from home. The cenotaph was installed on Red Deer’s main street, near the former Canadian Pacific Railway station, which was the embarkation point for young men on their way to the European front. It is now one of more than 350 provincial historic resources in Alberta.




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The sexual revolution trumps doctrine, again Back in 1969, the same year as Woodstock, Gallup This is a political and cultural puzzle that — for Poll researchers asked Americans this question: “Do believers in various world religions — is closely conyou think it is wrong for a man and a woman to have nected to a number of ancient doctrines linked to sexual relations before marriage, or not?” sexual morality. “Yes, wrong,” responded 68 percent of those According to a November 2012 survey by LifeWay, polled, while 21 percent said, “No, not only 37 percent of adults in the United wrong.” States affirmed traditional teachings that By 1973, the traditionalist total affirmhomosexual behavior is sinful. This finding that premarital sex was wrong was ing was significant, since 44 percent took down to 47 percent and the minority of that stance in another survey — asking those disagreeing rose to 43 percent. In the same question — only 14 months ear1991, only 40 percent considered premarilier. The number of respondents saying, tal sex immoral, with 54 percent disagree“I don’t know,” rose 4 percent, to 17 pering. cent. Anyone paying attention to the moral What happened in between? The remath could see the trend. By 2001, the searchers were very aware, said Stetzer, number of Americans who took the conthat — halfway between these two surveys servative stance was leveling off at 38 per— President Barack Obama announced a cent, but the percentage of those embraclong-expected change of heart and openly TERRY ing the liberal, progressive position was endorsed same-sex marriage. MATTINGLY up to 60 percent. The numbers were relaWhile the president’s words may have tively flat in 2011, with 60 percent accepthelped move some of the numbers, the ing premarital sex and 36 percent continuchange among African-Americans aping to call it immoral. peared to be minimal, with 36 percent “Things have been pretty steady recently among saying homosexual acts were sinful in the first surthe Americans who are religiously active,” noted Ed vey and 34 percent in the survey 14 months later. Stetzer, the president of LifeWay Research, which That shift was within the survey’s margin of error. is linked to the 16 million-member Southern Baptist As would be expected, Americans identifying as Convention. “The real action has been on the other “born-again, evangelical or fundamentalist” Chrisside of the spectrum, among the people who are tians were — at 73 percent — most likely to call atheists, or agnostics, or who have no affiliation with homosexual behavior a sin. Only 33 percent of Cathoany particular religious group. lics in this survey agreed. “Then you have the people that I call the ‘mushy A clear “pew gap” also emerged, as usual, with 87 middle,’ who remain connected to some religious percent of those who said they attend worship serfaith, sort of, but not active in any real sense of the vices once a week or more affirming the traditional word. ... That’s where we’re seeing people changing doctrinal stance. On the other side, only 17 percent their minds on sexuality.” of those who said they “never” attend worship serThe results of a recent LifeWay survey suggest vices said that homosexual behavior is a sin. that Americans who have, in recent decades, emIn light of these trends, it’s easy to see why the braced premarital sex as a moral norm are continu- Rev. Louie Giglio, an evangelical leader in caming to edit their beliefs to go with the flow of the paigns against human trafficking, was accused of sexual revolution. anti-gay rhetoric and forced to withdraw from giving The hot-button issue at the moment, of course, is the benediction at Obama’s second public inaugurasame-sex marriage. tion.

In a sermon recorded 15 years earlier, Giglio had said: “If you look at the counsel of the word of God — Old Testament, New Testament — you come quickly to the conclusion that homosexuality is not an alternate lifestyle. ... Homosexuality is sin. It is sin in the eyes of God, and it is sin according to the word of God.” Clearly, these words are highly offensive to defenders of the sexual revolution. Indeed, times have changed. Giglio’s words, said Stetzer, were “simply mainstream evangelical expressions of what traditional Christians have believed for 2,000 years. ... But what we are learning is that a growing majority of Americans no longer feel comfortable with words like ‘sin.’” Terry Mattingly directs the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Contact him at or www.


LOCAL EVENTS TUESDAY, FEB. 5 Heartland Cowboy Church will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Stettler Agriplex. Cowboy church will be held Feb. 5 and 19. Phone 403-742-4273. SATURDAY, FEB. 9 Mirror United Church Valentine’s Tea and Bake Sale will be held on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Entertainment by Visions Country Gospel. Admission is $10. UPCOMING EVENTS Perogy Supper at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church will take place Feb. 21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults are $11, children ten and under are $6. Tickets are available at the door. For more information call 403347-2335.

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BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Since talking to strangers about sex is part of her job, Jennifer Vanderschaeghe, the executive director of the Central Alberta AIDS Network, is used to being bold. But turning 40 has made Vanderschaeghe more fearless still. Not only is Vanderschaeghe still professionally preaching safe sex, she’s also become a regular skier after recently losing 113 pounds (51 kg). Now she’s set to talk publicly about vaginas as a cast member of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues — which is being performing at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre on Saturday, Feb. 9, for the seventh year as a fundraiser for the AIDS network. “It was something I felt I needed to do,” said Vanderschaeghe, who grew up a “theatre geek” but hasn’t faced any stage lights in 20 years. “I guess I was always a person who wants to be a little wild and this is another way to be wild . . . I get to say the word ‘vagina’ more than most women do” — possibly in a lifetime. Vanderschaeghe admitted, “I’ve had an unusual last couple of years,” having recently lost her father to cancer around the time she hit a milestone birthday. She set her mind on weight loss, and then learning to ski, because “I was getting older and I thought if I’m ever going to do this, it would be now.” By taking on the Vagina Workshop speech in Ensler’s Monologues, Vanderschaeghe feels she’s stepping out on stage and outside her comfort zone for a good cause: She’s helping remove a stigma from discussions about female anatomy and sexuality. Just as importantly, this year’s The Vagina Monologues is drawing attention to continued violence against women — particularly in patriarchal cultures. Ensler recently wrote a special monologue dealing with the horrific gang rapes of young women in India that sparked widespread demonstra-

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Jennifer Vanderschaeghe, executive director of the Central Alberta AIDS Network, rehearses the lines she will perform as her part in the Red Deer production of The Vagina Monologues. The monologues will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Doors open at 7 p.m. tions demanding change in attitudes towards women. “We didn’t realize she was going to write it — and I’m sure Eve Ensler didn’t realize it either” until the recent high-profile crimes were committed, said Vanderschaeghe. Two other bold Red Deer women are delivering this new monologue — Melody Stang and Kayla Williams of The Dirrty Show. The duo, who just released a CD, are known for singing comic ditties about sex acts. “They already sing provocative songs about women’s bodies and masturbation” so were a natural choice,” said Vanderschaeghe, with a chuckle.

Stang said she and Williams are used to dealing with sexuality in a funny way. But when it comes to violence against women, she believes it’s good to speak up and get serious. “It’s an important topic and needs to be talked about more. Any help we can give to spread awareness, we are happy to give it.” The Dirrty Show will entertain with some tunes before The Vagina Monologues begins. Stang and Williams join this year’s cast, including Vanderschaeghe, local realtors Darlis Bachusky and Stephanie Walsh, three Canadian World Youth program students from Nica-

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ragua, Montreal and Vancouver, and many others. Vanderschaeghe is aiming to raise $8,000 from the performance to fund programs for vulnerable women, particularly sex workers in Red Deer. It’s vital that the annual network fundraiser continues to be a success, she added, because “it really impacts what we can do.” Doors to the Memorial Centre open at 7 p.m. The Dirrty Show will perform from about 7:15 to 7:45 p.m., and The Vagina Monologues begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.



structed of metal slabs. Lambert’s small-scale porcelain works-in-progress, Prototypes for a New Trojan Horse, share some whimsical aspects with Montreal-based artist Catherine Widgery’s playful small bronze pieces, Walking House and Smokestack on Wheels. But other pairings have more obscure links. RDC staffer Daniel Anhorn has displayed his Toid, a round organic sculpture made of foam, with miniature pipe-cleaner trees and

Collard has exhibited four minimalist line drawings, #1, 3, 7 and 9, that initially appear random but together form a circular shape. She paired her drawings with an untitled photograph by Harry Palmer, of Calgary, showing a shack with plastic bags drying on a clothes line. Zuzak felt that, like Palmer, she is inspired “by the beauty of the mundane.” Conversations with the Collection also contains works by RDC faculty and staff Avery Andrykew, Marnie Blair, Michael Flaherty,

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a provoking pair of romantic couples can be seen at the Conversations With the Collection art show at the Red Deer College library. In Diane Arbus’s striking 1963 photograph, pulled from the RDC permanent art collection, a boyfriend and girlfriend stand side by side on Hudson Street in New York City. The pair are wearing adult clothing while their faces appear completely child-like. The lack of scale in the photo is disorienting. Could they be little people, youthful teens, or children posing as grown-ups? In Jason Frizzell’s accompanying Our Lady of the Muck and her Gentleman Caller, a pregnant ceramic bride with a wrapped face is holding hands with a groom with goat’s ears and a sack over his head. A red tube runs from the bride’s naked, exposed belly to where the groom’s mouth should be. Is he consuming her, controlling her, or what exactly is Frizzell implying about their connection? The many questions raised by the two artworks — one a historic photograph, the other a kitsch ceramic knick-knack purchased secondhand and remodelled with polymer clay by Frizzell — are no coincidence. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff Curator Robin Lambert, said Frizzell — who is one A display case contains several ceramic pieces on exhibit in the library at of 11 Red Deer College facRed Deer College. The RDC Visual Art faculty and staff exhibition titled ulty and staff with works in the show — was directly Conversations With the Collection can be seen until March 8. inspired by Arbus’s photo, in which “something looks depicted rocks and shrubs that Trudy Golley. David More and a little off,” to create Our Lady. look as if a piece of wilderness James Trevelyan — as well as corAll of the faculty from the col- was scooped out with a melon responding pieces chosen from lege’s Visual Arts Department baller, said Lambert. the RDC collection. show were asked to choose a piece The corresponding tongue-inLambert hopes that members from the college’s extensive col- cheek work of Canadiana from the of the public and students will lection of 800 artworks that best college’s collection is the print see the show and realize the colcorresponds to their own artwork The End is Near by Calgarian John lege’s visual art instructors and that’s being displayed. The rela- Will. It features a disgruntled- technical staff are “putting their tionship could be historic, themat- looking mounted police officer money where their mouth is,” and ic or personal. and a dejected, hairless moose. are continuing to create their own In some cases, the connections Lambert said the work was cre- personal works. are obvious — including between ated shortly after the The Disney He also hopes viewers will disRDC instructor Ian Cook’s Bridge Corporation bought the rights to cover some of the many artistic Span brass sculpture and U.S. the Mountie image and a tick was treasures that are housed in the sculptor Michael Steiner’s bronze, discovered to cause balding in RDC permanent art collection. Kikais. Both abstract works are moose. The exhibit runs to March 8. sleek, squat in shape, and conRDC instructor Tanya

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Rival Sons are embarking on a Canadian tour to meet their most avid fans. They perform in Red Deer on Tuesday at The Vat.

California band braves cold to meet fan base BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Rival Sons have crossed the Canadian border and are about to face their biggest fans. The California blues-rock band’s hard-driving single, Keep On Swinging, is No. 1 on Canada’s rock radio charts for the second week running — which makes this country the band’s biggest market in the world. And it pretty much makes the group’s four-hour wait on Thursday at the Canadian border crossing south of Vancouver worth it, according to Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday — who doesn’t think having long hair and rock instruments was the problem. “We have no idea what the holdup was. We just sat around playing games on our iPods . . . there was no problem that we made,” said Holiday, who performs with Rival Sons at Red Deer’s The Vat on Tuesday, with special guests The Balconies. “Sometimes the (border guards) can be really cool. We just sign a couple CDs for them and they’re happy.” In preparation for touring the Great White North in February, Holiday and the gang hit a wilderness shop in California and purchased assorted parkas and “big snow boots.” Rival Sons has already toured Scandinavia, so Holiday said he knows about steady cold that doesn’t lift for days. All the same, he added that he’s looking forward to the upcoming tour since Canadians are “good rock ’n’ roll people,” with an obvious appreciation for heavy blues rock. “You have a lovely country and we’re really happy to be here.” Rival Sons was formed in 2008 by Holiday, drummer Michael Miley and bassist Robin Everhart. They had heard of singer Jay Buchanan and recruited him to their Long Beach-based band, creating a sound on the albums Before the Fire (2009) and Pressure and Time (2011) that’s described by Holiday as “funky garage rock with some blues and metal.”

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BRIEFS The Odd Couple in Lacombe Neil Simon’s memorable tale of mismatched roommates will unfold when Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre presents The Odd Couple this month. This time, it will be a female version of the play — Florence Unger moves in with Olive Madison after both of their marriages break up. Although Olive is a slob of epic proportions and Florence is bottled impossibly tightly, the two attempt to start over by double-dating two sexy Spanish brothers who live upstairs. As the roomies’ incompatibility grows, so does the play’s hilarity. Simon’s Broadway hit, which later became a successful movie and TV series, asks the question: Can best friends survive being the worst of roommates? Find out when The Odd Couple opens on Feb. 14 at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Dinner theatre, pasta theatre and brunch shows are available to March 3, and several showings will benefit local non-profits, including the Lacombe Hospital, Clive Minor Hockey and the Masonic Foundation of Alberta. Tickets range from $42 to $62. For more schedule information, or to book tickets, call 403-784-2294 or visit

Hard-rock group at The Vat A theatrical hard-rock band described as sounding somewhere between Iron Maiden and Phantom of the Opera will perform on Thursday in

Francophone comic here Red Deer’s French-speaking population is overdue for some ha-ha-has or rather, hé-hé-hés. For the first time, a francophone comedy night is being planned by the French Canadian Association of Alberta (ACFA). Étienne Dano, a young Quebec comedian who is touring Alberta, will stop in Red Deer on Sunday, Feb. 10, to entertain at the Margaret Parsons Theatre at Red Deer College. Dano will present his one-man show, En rodage. After winning the En Route Vers Mon Premiere Gala in 2009, Dano also hosted the Mercredis Juste Pour Rire in 2010, and was nominated as Discovery of the Year at the Quebec Comedian Gala (Les Oliviers) in 2011. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $20 at the ACFA office (4930-B Ross St.), or $25 at the door. For more information, call 403-9864350.

Animal themes on exhibit Animal-related works by a Red Deer artist and a local photographer are


Exploring The Cave is worthwhile The Cave Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360. Genre: Puzzle. Sega. ESRP Rating: T, for Teen. Grade: Three stars (out of five) If you are to be trapped in a cave filled with booby traps, I think we can all agree that it would be nice if it had a sense of humor about itself. The Cave won’t challenge your brain to the point of exhaustion. Rather, it makes good use of your noggin while allowing you to take in the interesting visuals and offbeat narration. The challenge lies in its gameplay. There are seven characters, and you must play with all of them in order to eventually succeed — but you only control three at a time. The game plays out the same each time: start with three characters and

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 C5 showing in provincial exhibits running in Edmonton and Calgary. Jewel Shaw is one of 36 artists represented in the Art Gallery of Alberta’s 2013 Biennial of Contemporary Art exhibit in Edmonton. The physical, societal and cultural geography of Alberta is depicted in this exhibit that mostly features Edmonton and Calgary artists. It runs to May 5. Shaw’s 2011 work, Investigations of the Dog, is a copper etching that also incorporates digital printmaking. and chin collé transfer to delicate paper. Shaw said she creates art that provoke viewers to speculate on implied narratives. She depicts animals as “silent witnesses to our humanity.” And her pictorial plane is where “political and social issues can be played out.” Red Deer photographer Michele King has two fine art photographic prints showing in The Artist’s Lens, the first photography exhibit hosted by the Alberta Society of Artists in Calgary. One of her images, titled One, was created after King saw a white horse emerging from trees near Bergen. “It felt like he was posing for me . . . I just felt this image was about animal and nature’s interconnectedness and felt the horse needed to be depicted as being connected to the earth and his surroundings,” she said. The show at Artpoint at 1139 11th St. SE is being held in conjunction with Calgary’s Exposure Festival. It features the works of 20 photographers and goes to March 2. An opening reOne, by Red Deer photographer ception will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Michele King, is part of a provincial Friday. Three other photographic imexhibit. ages created by King can be viewed in Red Deer Get Out & Have Some Fun! at the Alberta Society of Artists — Celebrating Alberta exhibit at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre’s Marjorie Wood Gallery. The local show runs until March 12.


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guide them through the cave’s expanse. But The Cave runs into trouble because of this three-person control system, however. In order to solve all the puzzles to advance, your team must almost always be divided up, which means the camera spends a great deal of time shifting among the members. It gets nauseating watching this pan and focus nonstop, but there’s no way around it. There are times when you must reunite your characters for group-based puzzle-solving, but the tedium of getting them all together slows the momentum considerably. While the gameplay has its hiccups, the story and the narration (voiced by the cave itself) are fantastic. This cave has a wickedly fun sense of humor, and it both helps guide you and mock you through your adventures. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email game_

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More along those lines can be heard on Head Down, which was released to solid reviews last September and recorded in 20 days just before a European tour. Holiday said the process was far too quick to sink much thought into themes and continuity. The fact that there are snakes pictured on the album’s cover and live snakes lifted by a band member in the Keep on Swinging video, featuring a religious revivalist plot-line, “is just a coincidence.” But larger themes do sometimes factor into the group’s music. For instance, the songs Manifest Destiny I and II are about the way the West was colonized by American settlers. While the phrase “manifest destiny,” coined

people that were there,” he said, and Manifest Destiny I and II tell of what happened when North American aboriginals met the cavalry. For more information about the show, call The Vat at 403-346-5636.

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Red Deer. Incura comes by its dramatic sound honestly, with lead singer Kyle Gruninger’s roots in professional theatre. The Vancouver-based five-member band is about to release its self-titled full-length debut album, which features the epic, over-the-top track I’m Here Waiting. Incura, which has already toured with Stone Temple Pilots, Shinedown and Apocalyptica, will perform at The Vat. For more information about the show, call 403-346-5636.









LUANN Feb. 2 1966 — David Croll issues the report of his Senate Committee on the Elderly, in Ottawa. He recommends guaranteed annual income at age 65 and programs to help seniors stay productive. 1955 — New Brunswick experiences the coldest day in recorded history in the province: -47.2C, at Sisson Dam.

1942 — A delegation of 400 Saskatchewan farmers and businessmen visit Ottawa to demand ‘Dollar Wheat.’ 1926 — Henry Herbert Stevens releases damaging information about House of Customs officials accepting bribes. The customs scandals lead to Mackenzie King’s resignation on June 28. 1807 — The Upper Canada legislature in Toronto passes a bill setting up provincial grammar schools in all districts.





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FINANCIAL Canadian dollar $1.0027US Unchanged Prime rate 3% Bank of Canada rate 1% Gold $1,670.60US +8.60

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SUNWING UNION SAYS IT COULD BE HEADED TO STRIKE IN MARCH TORONTO — The union representing 900 Sunwing flight attendants says it could be headed towards a strike next month over frustrations in obtaining its first collective agreement. The Canadian Union of Public Employees says conciliated talks set to resume Feb. 11 face a setback because of the departure of the company’s chief negotiator. Mark Brancelj, president of Local 4055, says the union is concerned that the sudden departure of the interim director of human resources will result in deadlocked negotiations. The two sides met over two days last month and are scheduled for five additional sessions. Either side could force a labour disruption on March 2, although an extension can be granted with the consent of both parties. The flight attendants are attempting to negotiate a first collective agreement since being accredited last March.

TAIWAN LIFTS BAN ON SASKATCHEWAN POULTRY OTTAWA — Saskatchewan poultry producers can export to Taiwan for the first time since an avian flu outbreak more than five years ago. Taiwanese authorities have lifted a ban that was imposed on Saskatchewan poultry and poultry products in 2007. That’s when a highly pathogenic strain of avian flu was found in Saskatchewan on a farm that produced hatching eggs for broiler chickens. Saskatchewan has been recognized as flu-free since 2008 based on the World Organisation for Animal Health requirements. Agriculture Canada says Taiwan is Canada’s fifth-largest export market for poultry and poultry products. The Asian country imported $77.4 million in 2007 and $142.4 million in 2011 — an increase of 84 per cent. — The Canadian Press

Chatters Hair Salon stylist Mia Vanderzwaag works with her client Brandy Newman in the Parkland Mall location on Friday. Vanderzwaag was featured in the February issue of in the Canadian Hair Dresser Magazine.

Cover girl: stylist feature in ’zine BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A Red Deer hair stylist’s talents will soon be on display in salons across Canada. The carefully coiffed hair of Lacombe model Bronwyn Reeves dominates the cover of the February issue of Canadian Hairdresser Magazine. It represents the creative work of Mia Vanderzwaag, a manager at Chatters Salon in Parkland Mall. Vanderzwaag earned the cover shot by being named Stylist of the Year at Chatters Canada’s Stylist Connection and Makeover

Challenge in Red Deer in October. She and Reeves — as well as the two runners-up and their models — subsequently travelled to Montreal for a photo session for Canadian Hairdresser. Vanderzwaag said that experience was as inspirational as seeing her work on the cover of a national trade magazine with a circulation of 34,000. “I was surrounded by a lot of professionals who are masters of the art,” she said. The preparation of Reeves’ hair involved the shared vision of Vanderzwaag, the photographer, the makeup artist and the person responsible for Reeves’ wardrobe. Al-

Energy envoys picked for Washington, Ottawa BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Alberta government is choosing energy experience over political acumen to represent the province’s interests in Washington and Ottawa. Premier Alison Redford has named a former president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers to be the province’s envoy in Washington, D.C. David Manning has extensive experience in the oil and gas sector and is a one-time deputy energy minister. He at one time was

an executive and chief environment officer for KeySpan/National Grid, one of the largest gas and electric utilities in the United States. Calgary lawyer Alan Ross, who has specialized in energy infrastructure in his legal practice, is to be in charge when Alberta opens its new office in Ottawa. Both positions have an annual salary of $275,159.

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High Arctic sets $32M capital budget BY ADVOCATE STAFF High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) has announced a 2013 capital budget of $32 million. The Red Deer-based oilfield equipment and services provider said in a release on Friday that this total includes $21 million in growth capital, $7 million for capital maintenance and approximately $4 million for construction of a new facility in Grande Prairie. It added that $6 million represents capital expenditures that were committed during the company’s 2012 fiscal year but not completed by year-end. Most of the growth spending relates to High Arctic’s operations in Papua New Guinea. This includes investment in mat-

ting and other rental equipment, the purchase of support equipment like cranes, and the acquisition of specialized tools to increase operational efficiency. High Arctic also said Friday that it expected consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 to be between $37 million and $39 million — nearly identical to the same period of 2011. For the entire year, consolidated revenue is anticipated to range between $145 million and $147 million, which would be up significantly from 2011. The increase reflects investments made in Papua New Guinea, said the company. High Arctic has domestic operations throughout Western Canada and international operations primarily in Papua New Guinea.

though the style was similar to the one that won Vanderzwaag her award in Red Deer, she thinks the Montreal version was an improvement. “A little bit more polished, thanks to a lot of educating from the people around me there.” Vanderzwaag has yet to get her hands on the magazine, but plans to collect “a big stack.” She has seen the online version, and is pleased with the result and optimistic about its impact on her career. “It’s definitely a turning point for me.”

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Prouse selected for Woman of Vision program BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A Sylvan Lake woman’s entrepreneurial successes have earned her some high-profile airtime and ink. Jodee Prouse, president and founder of Happy Hippo Bath Co., has been chosen for inclusion in Global Edmonton’s Woman of Vision program. She’ll be profiled during Global TV’s 6 p.m. newscast on Monday, and again on Tuesday during the Edmonton station’s morning newscast. The Woman of Vision program recognizes women who have demonstrated vision, leadership and success. Producer and host Lesley MacDonald said Prouse will also be included in a special one-hour broadcast in May, and her story told in the March issue of Avenue Edmonton magazine. And she will be one of 12 Woman of Vision recipients honoured at a March 15 luncheon in Edmonton. Happy Hippo makes and sells bath and other body care products. All manufacturing is done in Sylvan Lake, with a workforce of mothers who are allowed to fit their hours around family commitments. In addition to Happy Hippo, which was founded in 2006, Prouse operates other related businesses. MacDonald said she was an obvious choice for the Woman of Vision program.

Please see PROUSE on Page C8

Succession planning avoids headaches down the road Dear Working Wise: One of my longtime employees retired recently and left some big shoes to fill. It caused us a few headaches, because no one knew everything that he did. Do you have any tips on succession planning so I can avoid the headaches next time? — Surprised Supervisor Dear Surprised: Succession planning helps employers retain critical skills and knowledge so that business can continue uninterCHARLES rupted even as key STRACHEY employees leave. It also helps you retain WORKING WISE promising young employees by letting

them know that they have a bright future at your company. Succession planning is especially important to small- and medium-sized businesses, because the critical knowledge and skills tend to be concentrated in just a few employees. The number of mature workers — Albertans aged 55 and up — more than doubled over the last decade, from 177,000 to 370,000. Around 190,000 Albertans — approximately 10 per cent of our workforce — are expected to retire over the next decade. Our aging workforce is making succession planning a critical human resources and business continuity function. Alberta Human Services has developed a free guide for employers called Succession Planning: Retaining skills and knowledge in your workforce. This guide goes into far more detail than I can, but here are some of the high points. Succession planning identifies and de-

velops employees to fill positions that are key to the organization’s success. It also helps retain valuable workers and lowers the costs of recruiting new talent. Five steps of succession planning: ● Profile your workforce (ages, roles, skills); ● Identify key positions and skills; ● Build job profiles for the key positions, including required knowledge, skills and qualities; ● Identify and assess potential successors; ● Create plans that develop the skills of potential successors and transfer knowledge. Once you have identified your organization’s key skills and knowledge, you need to find ways to share them with other staff. Retaining knowledge and passing it along to others is an essential part of succession planning.

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C8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 02, 2013

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

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 41.08 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.44 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 31.21 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.91 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.39 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.63 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.66 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.18 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.33 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.27 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 34.42 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.57 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.93 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.26 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 51.49

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 113.16 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.55 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.99 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.75 Cdn. National Railway . . 95.70 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 115.78 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 75.19 Capital Power Corp . . . . 22.99 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.01 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 32.59 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.25 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 25.75 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.53 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.17 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.00 Research in Motion. . . . . 13.01 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.05 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 45.93 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 40.73 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 67.56 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 16.21 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 47.99 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.26 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.31 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.00 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.03 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.72 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.42

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.35 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 50.07 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.49 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.10

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.50 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 34.67 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.03 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.55 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 47.58 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.27 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.85 Canyon Services Group. 11.20 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.71 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.700 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.22 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.08 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 90.04

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.94 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.90 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.59 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 30.75 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 31.33 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 25.77 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 44.40 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 66.00 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 14.44 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 79.47 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.58 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 62.54 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 29.14 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.58

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was higher Friday as U.S. job creation data and a strong showing in the American manufacturing sector raised hopes that indexes can build on strong January gains. The S&P/TSX composite index rose 83.59 points to

12,768.83 while the TSX Venture Exchange was ahead 6.95 points at 1,228.66. The U.S. Labour Department’s non-farm payrolls report said the American economy created 157,000 jobs in January. It also significantly revised upward the number of jobs created in November and December, with

a total of 127,000 more jobs created than initially thought. Still, the jobless rate rose 0.1 of a point to 7.9 per cent. Sentiment was further improved as a key reading on manufacturing came in much better than expected. The Institute for Supply Management’s index came in at

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 32.10 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.72 First Quantum Minerals . 20.49 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 35.52 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 11.60 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 71.39 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.30 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.52 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.99 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 37.00

53.1 in January, up from 50.2 in December, to the highest level since April. Economists had expected a read of 50.5. The Canadian dollar was unchanged at 100.27 cents US, after the loonie closed above parity on Thursday for the first time in a week. U.S. indexes were sharply higher as the Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 149.21 points to 14,009.79, closing above the 14,000 level for the first time since October 2007. The Nasdaq gained 36.97 points to 3,179.1 while the S&P 500 index rose 15.06 points to 1,513.17. “The January report was pretty solid,” said BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri. “Solid upward revisions in the previous months paint the labour market in a much brighter hue than previously thought.” Expectations had varied for job creation, ranging from estimates of 155,000 a week ago and rising as high as 170,000 in the last couple of days. The positive jobs reading helped reassure investors, who had been surprised by data released Wednesday showing the U.S. economy shrank in the fourth quarter at an annualized rate of 0.1 per cent. The TSX was up a shade over two per cent in January while the Dow industrials jumped about 5.75 per cent as corporations delivered some better than expected earnings reports and U.S. politicians stopped the economy from going over the socalled fiscal cliff and agreed to an extension of the debt limit. There were also signs that China’s economy is reviving. BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd. (TSX:RIM) (Nasdaq:RIMM), rose nine cents or 0.7 per cent to $13.01 after tumbling 17 per cent over the previous two sessions following the rollout of its new BlackBerry

10 lineup. Part of the reason for the slide had been profit-taking after the stock ran up 50 per cent in January alone, and up 200 per cent from its 52-week low of $6.10 in September. But availability has become an issue as U.S. customers won’t be able to get the BlackBerry Z10 until March, a month later than in Canada. In earnings news, Exxon Mobil said fourth-quarter earnings rose six per cent to US$9.95 billion with help from higher profit margins in its refining business. Net income equalled $2.20 per share, compared with $1.97 per share a year earlier. Revenue was down five per cent to $115.17 billion, Analysts expected Exxon Mobil Corp. to earn $1.99 per share on revenue of $115.22 billion and its shares added seven cents to US$90.04 in New York. Its Canadian subsidiary, Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO), reported higher net income in the fourth quarter as lower expenses more than offset a decrease in revenue. Imperial said its net income in the latest period was $1.07 billion or $1.26 per diluted share. That was up seven per cent from last year’s $1.01 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share. Revenue fell to $7.8 billion from $8.1 billion and its shares were 11 cents higher to C$43.91. The gold sector led advancers, up about 1.5 per cent as April bullion on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $8.60 to US$1,669.50 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) improved by 16 cents to C$8.35. Metal and oil prices headed higher in the wake of the U.S. economic data and the base metals sector was up 1.32 per cent while March copper was up five cents to US$3.78 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) was ahead 65 cents at C$37. The energy sector climbed 0.35 per cent with the March crude contract in New York turn-

ing positive following the release of the U.S. manufacturing data, up 28 cents at US$97.77 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) advanced 52 cents to C$34.42. Financials also provided lift as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) moved up 42 cents to $62.54. The TSX ended the week down a slight 0.36 per cent while the Dow industrials gained 0.81 per cent. In other earnings news, Montreal-based paper maker Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS) said quarterly net income dropped to US$19 million or 54 cents per share in the three months ended Dec. 31, from US$61 million, or $1.63 per share, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Domtar’s revenue fell about $70 million to $1.33 billion. Adjusted earnings dropped to $46 million or $1.31 per share, nine cents below expectations and Domtar shares fell $4.96 to $78.04. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: March ’13 $1.60 higher $624.50; May ’13 $1.30 higher $614.00; July ’13 $2.00 higher $604.30; Nov. ’13 $0.80 higher $561.40; Jan. ’14 $3.30 higher $562.30; March ’14 $7.30 higher $561.00; May ’14 $7.30 higher $558.90; July ’14 $7.30 higher $557.00; Nov. ’14 $7.30 higher $548.00; Jan ’15 $7.30 higher $548.00; March $7.30 higher $548.00. Barley (Western): March ’13 unchanged $241.50; May ’13 unchanged $242.50; July ’13 unchanged $243.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $243.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $243.00; March ’14 unchanged $243.00; May ’14 unchanged $243.00; July ’14 unchanged $243.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $243.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $243.00; March ’15 unchanged $243.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 582,920 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 582,920.

West-to-east oil pipeline gets federal backing OTTAWA — The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil. “I met with Arthur Irving (Irving Oil’s CEO) and expressed the support of the government of Canada, in principle, for this initiative,” Oliver said in an interview with The Canadian Press. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) wants to convert an existing, underused natural gas line to bring oil from Western Canada to Quebec and New Brunswick. It would be up to the National Energy Board to approve such projects, and TransCanada has not yet formally submitted the proposal for scrutiny. Irving Oil owns a refinery in Saint John with a current capacity of about 300,000 barrels per day. If the conversion goes ahead, the pipeline could move upwards of one million barrels per day and benefit the Irving refinery. Oliver said industry participants have built a solid business case for the proposal, and he supports it, so


long as it passes the necessary regulatory hurdles. “We in principle are very supportive and are encouraging the market participants to pursue it,” said Oliver. “To the extent that there are regulatory reviews, of course we respect that, and our support would be contingent on those reviews coming out positive.” Another proposal would see Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) expand capacity on some pipes in the Great Lakes region and reverse the flow of another line between Montreal and southern Ontario — the so-called Line 9 pipeline that currently brings imported oil to a refinery in Sarnia, Ont. Environmental groups have mounted a campaign against the Line 9 reversal, calling it just one more step towards creating an eastern route for “dirty” oilsands exports. Oliver, though, said the proposal would have to jump through fewer environmental hoops and take less time than two controversial pipeline projects in the West — the Northern Gateway pipeline through British Columbia and TransCanada’s Keystone XL line into the United States. “You don’t have the issue of the construction and the potential environmental impact which has to be

STYLIST: Credits co- ENVOY: Technical expertise workers The 26-year-old native of Halifax has worked as a hair stylist for eight years, the last 6 ½ with Chatters in Red Deer. She was also named Stylist of the Year at Chatters’ annual convention two years ago. Vanderzwaag said much of the credit for her skills belongs to the dozen stylists she works with. “They inspire me every day,” she said, adding that the group learns from each other. The February edition of Canadian Hairdresser Magazine, which is produced 10 times a year by Harco Publishing Co., also contains a story about Chatters’ Stylist Connection and Makeover Challenge. Additional photos of Vanderzwaag, her runners-up and their work appear there.

PROUSE: Amazing “What she has done is absolutely amazing,” said MacDonald, noting that Prouse’s entrepreneurial pursuits date back to when she was a young teen, and that she found a way to raise her family while pursuing a career. MacDonald also appreciates Prouse’s support of other working moms, and is impressed by the success of Happy Hippo. “The idea that, on $2 items, she’s been able to build a business that last year made $1.2 million — that’s unbelievable.” MacDonald also marvelled at Prouse’s marketing efforts, which have included giving her products to celebrities at the Canadian Country Music Awards and the Emmys. “I call her the small-town girl with the big ideas. “To me, she has the business acumen, she has the marketing and she has the creativity. It’s quite a combination — and she’s from Sylvan Lake, Alberta.”


The job of envoy has traditionally been given to candidates with substantial political experience. “There is a set of skills and relationships we can benefit from. Some of those are essentially political but that’s not all of it,” Redford said Friday after introducing the two men at a Calgary news conference. “From my perspective it was very important that we appoint someone who has a tremendous level of technical expertise both in terms of relations, also in terms of industry,” she said. “It was important to me that we send the signal that we take this post seriously enough that we look beyond traditional, political representation.” Even though the Alberta Tories have some ties with the federal Conservatives and Prime Minister Stephen Harper is a Calgary MP, Redford said the province isn’t depending on anyone to look after its interests. “After he was elected prime minister, Harper said, ’People in Alberta and Western Canada are very excited that we have a western prime minister,’ Redford recalled. ”And then he said: ’But remember I am the prime minister for all of Canada.’ “It is my job as premier, our job as the provincial government, to represent and make sure that Alberta has a voice in all of those discussions.” One of Manning’s key goals will be to promote TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) Keystone XL pipeline, which is still waiting for approval from the White House. U.S. environmentalists view it as a symbol of a U.S. addiction to carbon-intensive fossil fuels and have mounted an intensive campaign urging President Barack Obama to reject the US$7-billion project. They want John Kerry, the new secretary of state, to reject the pipeline given his longtime advocacy of climate issues. The U.S. State Department is expected to make a decision on Keystone in the coming months because it cross-

assessed,” Oliver said. “In both cases ... the bulk of the line will have already been built, and that makes quite a difference. In terms of the surrounding area through which it goes there’s no (environmental) impact.” Enbridge’s Line 9 actually flowed from west to east when it was built in the 1970s, but was reversed two decades later to respond to market conditions. Greenpeace is encouraging the Quebec government to turn down the pipeline proposal, saying it’s convinced that Enbridge plans an eastern export route for oilsands crude from Alberta. Oliver appeared Friday to confirm the group’s concerns, saying that while initial plans are for piping non-oilsands crude from Alberta to the East, he expected that eventually the pipelines could carry bitumen from the oilsands. After meetings with her counterparts from other provinces in November, Quebec Premier Pauline Marois agreed to set up working groups to examine the economic benefits and environmental risks of pumping Alberta crude through Quebec. Premier Alison Redford and New Brunswick’s David Alward have also been talking for months about the feasibility of shipping oil to Saint John.

es an international border. “I believe at the end of the day (that) infrastructure, the economy and energy security are critical issues for the country, so we remain optimistic, but it will be a very interesting conversation,” said Manning. “The secretary is engaged. He certainly is aware of Canada.” The vice-president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers approves of both appointments. “When it comes to the oil and gas sector in particular, both of these representatives are really knowledgeable in the energy sector,” said Greg Stringham. “It provides us with the hands on the ground, the voice in the audience, to be able to talk about the issues in these two key centres.” Stringham said having an Alberta representative in Ottawa will also prove valuable in pushing forward a pipeline from Alberta to points east in Canada.

SUCCESSION: Share skills, knowledge Sharing skills and knowledge also helps you keep the doors open when

key staff are sick or on vacation. And, it doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time. Knowledge-retention strategies include: ● Make ongoing learning a part of your workplace culture; ● Lead by example — share your knowledge and acknowledge your staff for sharing their knowledge; ● Set up one-on-one staff discussions between senior and junior staff; ● Encourage senior employees to mentor younger staff; ● Cross-train staff or rotate jobs; ● Hold post-project reviews: share learnings, what worked and what didn’t, etc. ● Create documentation: manuals, guides, procedures, project status reports, etc. For more information on succession planning, read Succession Planning: Retaining skills and knowledge in your workforce. The guide is available on the ALIS website at http://alis.alberta. ca/pdf/cshop/successionplanning.pdf or by visiting your nearest Alberta Works Centre. Good luck! Working Wise is compiled by Charles Strachey, a regional manager with Alberta Human Services (charles.strachey@, for general information.

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Language. It’s a funny and fascinating subject. We’ve long since obsessed with the detail of story construction and, if truth be known, the minutiae of spelling, grammar and syntax is enough to make us swoon, for all the right reasons. We utterly revel in delivering stories that throb with long, descriptive narratives; epistles which we hope provide as much ‘atmosphere’ as they do design information and visual stimulation. Yes, it’s fair to say we love the power of the written word but will admit a propenCOLIN & sity to moments of JUSTIN hyperbole. We can be as florid as orchids in full bloom. And yes, before anyone says it, we’re perfectly familiar with the word grandiloquent, thank you very much. Anyway, all this to arrive at today’s subject matter: backsplash. A simple word, certainly, but a word that vexes us to this day. In Canada, the medium which sits between eye level and base cabinets is called backsplash, whereas in Britain it’s known as splashback. It’s a simple back to front nuance (depending upon which side of the pond you’re reading this) but it seldom fails to get us, and those around us, in a tangle whenever we deliver the words in their correct/incorrect order. Whatever you wish to call it, backsplash/splashback has come a long way in recent years. Historically, choices were somewhat limited. ‘Would madam prefer tile or Formica?’ was about as fancy as questioning could get due to market availability. Mais á plus change. Nowadays, as tastes expand, the options are magnificent. And boy, do we plunder that repertoire. Today, your designer is as likely to ask if you’d like glass or concrete above your base cabinets as he/she analyzes your affection for subway or minimosaic tile. To this end, like mother hens feeding their chicks,


we’ve collated a spot of designer sustenance to sate your appetite. Six-inch square tile? Stand aside. You have serious competition.

CONCRETE Consider, if you will, today’s main image. The backsplash is concrete and we’re major fans. It’s relatively simple (if you’re an expert) to template (it’s poured into pre-measured trays to form slabs) and fairly easy to care for, especially if you opt for a varnished or polished surface. Beloved of the architectural fraternity’s upper echelons, concrete is a dream medium though, admittedly, you’re less likely to install it on the grand scale witnessed here; this entire project was championed by Abramson Teiger Architects (, a lauded California firm, and the stunning photography (captured by Jim Bartsch, bears stunning testament to the rugged industrial esthetic, albeit in a domestic

setting. Canadian experts 2Stone ( ably fashion concrete into all manner of custom applications and have become one of the country’s go-to fabricators for smaller to mid-size domestic applications. We first ran into the team, some time back, at an Alberta home show, although the company specifiers travel Canada-wide to create their client portfolio. The white kitchen featured here comes alive courtesy of the concrete’s touchy freely nature; as a textural foil it adds visual depth in a sea of smooth to afford the smart cook zone an edgy appeal.

TILE Oftentimes, when visiting tile outlets, there’s simply too much to take in with past and present styles crammed high in every corner.

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Nowadays, as tastes expand, the options are magnificent.

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

STORY FROM PAGE Two retailers, however, that are much more elegant as far as merchandising is concerned, are Saltillo ( and The Tile Shoppe (; each boasts a carefully curated inventory of ceramic, porcelain and marble in a range of shapes and sizes. While the allure of subway shows no sign of abating, look for interlocking Greek Key mosaic, Victorian pattern reliefs, as well as chevron, basket weaves and piano key motifs.


Photographic imagery An image of your choice can be printed onto various compounds (such as laminated glass and acrylic). You simply supply the manufacturer with measurements and a picture and they’ll do the rest. Expect to pay in the region of $800 for a threemetre stretch. Which reminds us; we visited a New York condo last summer and met a chap who used his girlfriend’s model ‘index’ shot as a pattern repeat across his entire kitchen backsplash. All very romantic, you might think, especially when love is blossoming, but should breakup occur, it could prove a tricky inheritance for the next partner. Awkward! Contact to examine your options.

Stainless steel With this choice, there are various routes, the most precise of which is to commission a specialist like ATH Stainless Steel ( If you’d like to ‘get the look’ on a tighter budget, Ikea has metal-effect sections measuring approximately 17 by 24 inches that can be trimmed to fit and laid side to side. While heat proof, Ikea recommends this item isn’t used directly behind a gas hob.

Wood We’ve just completed a Shaker kitchen using tongue-and-groove pine, arranged vertically, between lower and eye-level cabinetry. Lumber, for obvious reasons, isn’t practical directly behind the stove, but we got around this by installing a stainless steel section which relates, in its brushed finish, to the stove itself. For anyone with even basic DIY skills, installing T&G shouldn’t be too much of a challenge and it can be finished with varnish, wash, or paint to complete your project.

Q: Why is the brick on the front of my house flakof all the nooks and crannies involved. ing apart? Our place is about 30 years old, and the An outdoor finishing oil is a much easier option. problem is happening on all the houses in our neighSince this product doesn’t form a surface film, it bourhood. How can I fix this so it doesn’t can’t peel and needs no stripping. Just happen again? apply additional coats each spring. Your A: The cause of your problem is moischairs will darken over time, but they’ll ture absorption. If the composition of look pretty good while they do. I’d had bricks allows water to soak in during fall, great results with Minwax Teak Oil. then this water freezes during winter, it Most people are surprised to learn expands and breaks the brick. that finishing outdoor wood doesn’t exThis is called spalling and defects tend working life significantly, and this in the manufacture of the brick are one means it’s entirely legit to leave your cause. If bricks aren’t fired hot enough chairs to go grey. while they’re made, it makes them porous A single application of something and susceptible to spalling. called Eco Wood Treatment (www.ecoYou can see this most clearly on walls; 888-738-5516) will where some bricks last without deterioraturn your chairs uniformly weathered in STEVE tion, while bricks right nearby flake and a few hours, and inhibits rot without beMAXWELL fall apart. All this is why it’s very imporing toxic. tant to ask about water absorption and spalling as you’re choosing new bricks for a mason to install.


Finishing outdoor furniture Q: How should I finish two Muskoka chairs I was given as a gift? They’re made of bare pine, screwed and bolted together. I don’t want to work at refinishing these each year but have no place to store them inside. They’ll be out on a porch year-round. A: You’re wise to consider your options here, especially since the choice you make has a huge influence on the maintenance chores you’ll face over the years. One of the nicest looking options is a tinted, transparent, film-forming finish. I’ve used Sikkens Cetol products to create this effect for 20 years and they work quite well within limits. And these limits include the need to strip and reapply the product every two to four years to deal with peeling. And when it comes to chairs, this kind of refinishing task can be a pretty big hassle because



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Other options How about a backsplash blackboard? MDF painted with blackboard paint (try Chalk Board by Rust Oleum, provides a fun surface upon which to jot notes and recipes. But avoid using MDF behind your hob; revert, as before, to a metal or heatproof glass insert. Decals also make a statement; visit ( for a host of scripted wall messages that can be positioned and then removed should tastes change. Mirror, too, (of the heat-proof variety) can make an exciting splashback, though you’ll need to ensure it doesn’t reflect anything you’d prefer isn’t seen, such as wiring or under-cabinet lighting. All things considered, there exist legions of fabulous options, any of which would enhance your existing project or kick off a new scheme altogether. But will the transatlantic debate (about the vertical surface’s correct name) ever draw to a conclusion? It’s just so confusing? Backsplash or splashback? Guess it all relates to food prep, so . . . Potato? Potahto? Tomato? Tomahto? As Gershwin might say . . . ‘Oh, let’s call the whole thing off!’ Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @ colinjustin or on Facebook (ColinandJustin). Check out their new product ranges at Contact them through their website

Q: How can I learn to build a garden shed? I’ve never built anything before, but I’m sure I could do it with the right instructions. Can you recommend an information source? A: I admire your confidence. More homeowners should be willing to try building things. The first thing to do is get a copy of the best book I know of on the subject. It’s called Building a Shed by Joseph Truini. This man is an experienced carpenter, he writes well and he brings a lot of real world experience to the job. There are a great many rather bad shed books on the market, and that’s one reason Truini’s book stands out. Also, realize that creating a shed is probably not the end of your building endeavors. Buy excellent tools as you work on your shed and it will pay off later with future projects. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY tips, how-to videos and product reviews since 1988. Send questions to


Decorative panels Fancy an easy, quick-fix update that can be laid on top of the existing backsplash? Look no further. We adore Fasade Cross Hatch, a decorative product which you’ll find at Lowes ( Priced at $23.65 for an 18-inch by 24-inch section, it’s similar in appearance to vintage metal ceiling tiles. Fashioned from Class A fire-rated material, its best, nonetheless to keep heat sources three to four inches away from the surface. Fasade is a wonderful product that cuts to size with metal snips and affixes with grip adhesive or double-sided tape. All the look of a high-cost designer product at a fraction of the price. What’s not to like?

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If budget permits, genuine stone finishes are sublime. Either matched to your counters, or chosen to compliment another part of your scheme, they’re hygienic and beautiful. We particularly like grey marble such as Carrara or Statuario and, wherever possible, will instruct a site visit to template for a precise, seam-free fit. Blimey, it’s a gorgeous look. Try Artistic Stone Design ( for super service. At the other end of the cost scale, marble tile can look great if planned and fitted properly. The aforementioned tiles stores carry great stock in various pre-cut sizes, as do DIY sheds such as Rona (

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If the composition of bricks allows water to soak in during fall, then this water freezes during winter, it expands and breaks the brick.



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Find inspiration at your local home show

When you are looking for less steel. The mix in door and inspiration, fresh ideas and drawer sizes makes an intriguadvice from the pros, a good ing colour puzzle with a few place to start is by visiting a sleek steel handles added for Home Show in your area. One aesthetics. of my favourites is the Interior Behind the larger doors Design Show (IDS) are drawers made in Toronto. from glass or mesh The event viso that you can brates with leadidentify the overing edge designs head contents easand innovative ily. Space-saving new products from corner cabinets companies large are fitted with and small. I am circular pull-out always impressed shelves. The sturdy and excited by the unit’s legs are rhythm of the show, stainless steel with and come away with adjustable feet. dreams of renovaLegs are welded DEBBIE tions to come utilizto a stainless steel TRAVIS ing what I’ve just base frame. discovered. If asked to The masterful choose a single display for Varcabinet front after asmus Kitchens shown here seeing them so artfully comdefinitely gets top rating. bined, I would be tempted to The six-tier kitchen cabigo with them all. What a splennet unit is designed to show did kitchen that would make. off a portion of the range of Dear Debbie; finishes available — exotic We just redid our kitchen/ veneers, laminates drenched family room and would like in custom colours, and stainyour ideas for the finishing


touches. We chose a white sectional, glass coffee table, chestnut wood floors and cabinets, a white table and burgundy chairs for eating. What colour accessories, and should we add a paint colour to the walls? — Terry and Bud Dear Terry and Bud; I am assuming that your walls are white. Paint a focal wall in the dining room to create some colour variation and atmosphere. It can be very light, such as a delicate soft creamy green. This would also make a good colour for some of your accessories. Perhaps pull in touches of burgundy to tie in with the chairs. Hang some colourful art that enhances the mood you want to produce. Dear Debbie; We are installing a small island, 30” x 30” in our kitchen, which doesn’t need updating otherwise. The existing counter is solid surface in a green shade called Tarragon, beautiful backsplash in white with

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Decorating with strong colours can be intimidating.

bold green colours on bedroom walls, for example, think about using lots of black and white in your bedding, crisp and clean neutrals that tone things down a bit. Here’s another idea: My friend Julie just painted her kitchen walls deep green. To balance the strong wall colour, she painted her cabinets all white. Then, she dressed her windows with black-and-white ticking drapery panels. It turned out so lovely! Navy I’ve had a lifelong love affair with the colour blue, but my undying devotion is reserved for navy. Peony Pink A friend was tired of the drab green walls in her living room, so I urged her to keep the wall colour but paint the ceiling in Peony. We finished the room with cream-coloured furnishings and a gallery of modern art. It looks beautiful. Grey Deep, dark charcoal grey is really big right now. This dramatic,

moody colour looks amazing paired with white and cream, providing a startling light-dark contrast. Dark colours call for light-coloured furniture, like a white, light-yellow or dove-grey sofa. Dress up the sofa with an assortment of tone-on-tone pillows filled with touchable texture. Or toss in a few pops of bright colour, like marigold, turquoise or emerald. You’ll also want to dress the walls in lots of light-coloured artwork, especially framed pieces that feature a generous amount of matting 2. If you use a neutral colour on the wall, use strong colours in the room You can saturate spaces with colour without ever picking up a paintbrush. The trick is to layer up the tones through furnishings, floor coverings, artwork and accents. Introducing colour through your decor is a great way to wade in if you’re not sure what your colour quotient is yet. Start by adding one pop of colour, maybe

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through a brightly coloured lamp or a side chair upholstered in a floral or geometric print. Then live in the room for a few weeks and see how it feels. If you find yourself yearning for more colour, add another piece. Rest. Then repeat until you’ve achieved your perfect blend. Work in solid-coloured accents that pluck out a few of the colours featured in your fabric. If your walls are covered in a soft neutral like white, cream, light yellow or light blue, they will balance the bold statement you’re making through furniture and accents. The column has been adapted from Mary Carol Garrity’s blog at www. She can be reached at marycarol@


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How comfortable are you decorating with colour? I’m always surprised by how many of my friends and customers are nervous about selecting and decorating with bold colours. They question their ability to tell how much colour is too little or too much. Or they aren’t quite sure how to bring new colour schemes into the existing decor. I agree: Decorating with strong colours can be intimidating. That’s why I always take one of two foolproof approaches when I interject powerful pigments into a room. 1. If you use a strong colour on the walls, use neutrals in the room. I am crazy about bold, strong paint colours. While everyone has a colour quotient — the level of colour that feels just right — I think statement wall colours look best when they are balanced with plenty of neutral furnishings, artwork and accents. Here are some tips on how to decorate a room to bring out the best in my top wall-colour picks for the year: Every year, Pantone, the company that’s the renowned authority on colour, picks its colour of the year. For 2013, it’s emerald. I was thrilled to hear this, because I’ve been a fan of this soothing yet vibrant tone forever. Just like Mother Nature does, I mix lots of different tones of green together when I decorate, so the presentation feels more evolved, less matchy-matchy. With

isting kitchen materials, but wood does need care to keep it hygienic. White solid surface counter is another option that would tie in with your backsplash tiles. If you are painting the sides, leaf green from the tiles would build on what you know you already like. Debbie Travis’ House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to house2home@debbietravis. com. You can follow Debbie on Twitter at, and visit Debbie’s new website,

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Command respect and stop being used


What happens when plans for marriage proposal go wrong? THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Proposing marriage has become an industry of its own with professional planners, flash mobs for hire and elaborate, homegrown surprises to make the moment memorable. And let’s not forget YouTube, and our steadfast resolve to share. So what happens to the best laid plans when the ring goes missing, the liquid courage is out of control or romance is ruined by unforeseen disaster? “More complicated equals more possible problems, and more pressure,” said Anja Winikka, director of the wedding site TheKnot. com. Val Hunt Beerbower, 29, learned that the hard way. She was a hot, bothered mess the night her husband, Mike, proposed during what he envisioned as a special evening taking in the sights of Washington, D.C. The Labor Day weekend weather was sweltering, she was exhausted from a full day on her feet and she stepped in a huge stagnant pool of foul-smelling water on the National Mall. Her jeans wet and stinky, they pressed on toward the Jefferson Memorial, the proposal site he had scouted days before. Halfway around the Tidal Basin, her allergies kicked in, her glasses steamed up from the heat and humidity — and she was begging to return to their hotel. “So in an unlit parking lot, within sight of the Jefferson Memorial, Mike popped the question,” Beerbower, who works for a conservation group in Dayton, Ohio, recalled of their 2008 trek. While they were still basking in her “yes,” a driver pulled up, opened his car door and threw up all over the place. “Mike was crushed, but I couldn’t stop laughing,” she said. Pam Cosce’s disas-

ter came in frigid Paris last March, when her husband, Asa Sanchez, had it in his head that he would propose on top of the Eiffel Tower after dark, as close to midnight as he could get to honour a special visit there years prior. He carried the ring around for two and a half weeks but the tower was elusive. One night a boat ride returned them after it was closed. They were rained out another night. On and on it went. “I didn’t even know what his obsession was because we don’t love Paris for its tourist attractions,” said 43-yearold Cosce, who owns a landscaping business with her husband in San Francisco. “After 10 years together, it never occurred to me that he might be considering popping the question.” They eventually did make it to the top of the tower one night, but it was mobbed with people, including a rowdy rugby team and a chatty mother-daughter duo they couldn’t shake. Cosce and her beau escaped to the outside deck, straight “into a crazy, freezing windstorm.” He was “positively verklempt” at the crowds and the weather, she said, so they made their way out and settled for a bench with a view of the Eiffel instead. One thing that did go right: A little light he had installed in the ring box in preparation for his evening proposal actually worked. YouTube and social media are full of big proposals gone wrong. There’s the girl who swallowed the ring buried in a strawberry milkshake, eventually accepting while holding her Xray with a perfect view of her new rock. And there’s the brain surgeon who buried the ring on a Florida beach, only to forget where he put it when the time came. And there’s 30-yearold Hans Krauch, an aviation technician from Victoria, British Colum-

bia. The AP hunted him down online, along with Beerbower, Cosce and others who agreed to interviews. “I was totally hammered when I did it. I needed the liquid courage. Her reply was, ’Yes, but when you sober up you better still feel the same,”’ he recounted of his mumbly, bumbling question he loosely calls a proposal. They now have a 2-year-old daughter. “The plan was just do it and get it over with, kind of close your eyes and just run in, guns blazing,” said Krauch, who doesn’t necessarily recommend his withouta-plan approach. “Taking the next step forward is always a challenge.” So how does his wife feel about it now? “I think she’s a little embarrassed because a lot of her friends are, you know, beautiful dinners, flowers, the whole thing, the traditional thing, and then this. I deliver this,” he said sheepishly. Preserving a proposal on camera is an important moment, Winikka said: “These days we’re not shy to share. We’re all exposed to one another’s lives.” And what better way than creating a public event or sweeping a beloved off to a romantic destination — two strong trends, she said. Social scientists haven’t spent much time studying marriage proposals, but Winikka said tradition still reigns amid the madness to go big and go public. She said 71 per cent of about 10,000 newly marrieds who used her site noted their betrothed asked a parent for permission before popping the question, and 77 per cent of grooms went down on bended knee. More couples live together before they get hitched, she said, adding to the desire for meaningful proposals. “Couples are looking to create something really special and create a moment,” Winikka said.

Before I started dating my significant other, he would blow up my cellphone with text messages. Now that we’re official, he shoots me a few texts a day. What’s the deal? — Textless Answer: The deal is that he might not text you as much because you are actually talking and spending real time together. It happens. Also, he might think kissing, touching and that crazy thing you did last weekend is a way more meaningful expression of his feelings than text messages. Decreased texting is not decreased feelings or sharing. The closer people get, the less they need to text. There’s nothing wrong with telling him that you miss his sweet texts and wouldn’t mind if he blew up your phone every once in a while, but don’t confuse a lack of texting with a lack of sharing. Question: Your “Getting Naked” approach to dating and relationships has inspired me to take new risks. In fact, I was recently so inspired that I told all my friends about a new and revitalized me. Then, they all became inspired. I know this really cute girl in my class, and I decided to go talk to her after the class was over. Within 15 centimeters of approaching her, I immediately became numb! It was like I became more frozen the closer I got to her. My mind went totally blank. The only thing I could tell her was “you,” while stuttering, as she politely kept the door open. I have no clue what happened to me, so I would like you to please let me know what you think might have happened. I’d like some advice for making the next time better. I’ve learned “never give up until you get what you want.” I intend to do things better the next time I see her. What’s next? — Lost for Words Answer: Hero. You are a hero, man.

Know why? You did something. You said something. You moved. You took action. And movement and action is so much better than stagnation and inaction. “Hi” is a starting point. Now, build on it. But first, you need to do some training. You need to believe that this girl, and any other girl, would be lucky to date you. It’s looking in the mirror in your physical, emotional and spiritual thongs and acknowledging what makes you uncomfortable. It’s working to change what you don’t love and learning to love what you can’t change. It’s surrounding yourself with people who are going to encourage and support you. As you train, practice talking to women — just talking. Don’t try to get a date. Don’t try to get lucky. Just talk. Tell yourself the following before opening up your mouth and starting a conversation: “I give you permission to want me or not want me. I only want to know if you are as interesting as you are attractive.” Then say what you think. Listen. And talk through the nervousness. Just get through it. Some girls will think you’re cute for trying. If they don’t, remember — there are thousands of other women you can meet. Practice saying what you think and doing what you feel with this one. If she doesn’t work out, keep moving. Continue taking risks until you find someone who is interesting and attractive enough to date a man like you. Harlan is author of “Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober)” (St. Martin’s Press). Write Harlan at or visit online:

Microsoft continues revamp with new Office software THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — It’s been a massively busy last few months for Microsoft, which saw the computer giant release new operating systems for PCs and mobile phones and its first-ever tablet, the Surface. Now it’s the industrystandard Office software suite getting a major update, including a new option to purchase an annual subscription instead of buying a permanent copy. There are multiple options for consumers, starting with buying Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher or Access a la carte for $119 each. Office Home & Student 2013 for use on one computer — which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote — goes for $139. Office Home & Business 2013 adds Outlook and sells for $249. Then there’s the subscription-based Office 365, which encourages users to save documents online and edit them across up to five different devices, including Microsoft smartphones and the Surface. It’s $10 a month or $99 a year.

“The proliferation of devices and the new requirements of (how people use) technology is why the new version is so important,” said Microsoft Canada president Max Long. “You’ll be able to have it across five different devices, you choose which devices you want, you’ll be able to have the data follow you. I can take my notes on my tablet and when I’m going out to see customers I can see the same document, the same information, on my mobile phone as well. The ability now to have it across multiple devices really makes it an attractive proposition.” Unlike Windows 8 — which has polarized PC users with its radical new interface that many found unintuitive — Long promises Office users will need no adjustment period for the new software. “If you come in and look at (the new) Office you’ll see a lot of similarities and you’ll be able to go in there and be comfortable from the first usage,” he said and insisted PC users are getting over the initial shock of Windows 8. Windows 8 got rid of

the familiar Start button and hid the traditional Desktop interface. Instead, users are first presented with a layout of tiles that resembles a tablet or smartphone home screen. Users must click through that screen to get to the Desktop. “People got used to the different interfaces and certainly we found people have migrated very much to the live tiles as they’ve got more used to it,” Long said. Microsoft is an underdog in the mobile world, a long ways away from challenging Apple and Google’s Android. But it is within striking range of Research in Motion’s share of the market and Long said Microsoft’s strategy is to convince consumers of the merits of having a Windows operating system on all their computers and mobile devices. “If you’re used to using Windows 8 on your laptop or you’re using a Surface device or an all-in-one (computer) at home, to have that same experience and have the connected look and feel when you go to a Windows phone is really important to a lot of folks,” Long said.

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Question: I’ve been friends with this and stop being used. guy for four years, and once or twice a Question: I have a question pertainyear we are intimate. ing to online dating profiles. He never continues to see me afterI happen to be blessed with the abilward, even though he is the one who ity to grow a full beard. I almost always initiates the times we are together. have facial hair, but I often decide I always continue to mesto change the look (every sage him for months aftercouple months — often on ward, and most of the time a whim). he will respond. I keep my When setting up profiles messages on a friend level for online dating sites, I because I do not want to have been faced with a coseem desperate. nundrum how to handle I really wish he would this. When picking good ask me to be his girlfriend. photos (even in the past few It’s always me that keeps months) the result is a set of the messaging going. He pics with varied facial hair. never just messages me to I’m curious about your say “hey,” unless it is that thoughts on how to handle time for us to hook up. this. Do you think it makes Should I continue to sense to leave the variety hope that he might ask me of photos, and worry about HARLAN out? Is he interested in me? explaining what the current COHEN He says he’s not using me. style is when I set up a faceHelp! — Waiting Game to-face date? Or try to keep Answer: People don’t exall the photos matching my plain what they’re not doing present look? Or just keep unless they’re doing it. Meaning, he’s one beard style? Or just say “screw it” using you. — a person who likes me will like this If he weren’t, there wouldn’t be any- aspect? — Mike thing to explain. Answer: Hair on the face, hair on Maybe he feels guilty because he the head and hair on the back is alknows you want to date him. But you ways changing. might already know he’s using you. Go with your best look and don’t You just don’t want to admit it. look back. Show up with facial hair That would mean having to acknowl- that reflects your current mood. edge that this friend is not going to be Consider going as the Gamemakyour boyfriend. And that’s sad for you. er from “The Hunger Games” on one Want to really know if he’s interest- date. Go for a Zach Galifianakis look ed in you or having sex with you twice another night. If you’re feeling nostala year? Twice a year, tell him that you gic, carve out an ‘80s stache. can have sex only with someone you’re The most important thing you can dating. Then, see if he wants to date do is to brush your hair, bathe and you. smell good. The only other steadfast If he doesn’t want to date you, this rule is to NEVER post a picture that’s will be a clear indication that he’s better-looking than you are in real life. more interested in sleeping with you But as for your facial hair, you don’t than dating you. Then you will be free owe a date an explanation of any kind to find someone better. of hair. Until you demand respect, you will Question: When dating, why do guys never command respect. Command it suck at sharing their feelings?




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Mother-in-law needs to move on Dear Annie: I am married to an absolute angel. Un- say. fortunately, her mother has been living with us for the Since her brush with cancer, I have noticed that past two years. things that once might have incited a “discussion” no Mom doesn’t work, doesn’t do much of anything longer seem to matter. And I have discovered a numaround the house, doesn’t cook or clean, and sleeps ber of maladies of my own. until nearly noon. We have to ask her to do things, just I have, for instance, become “deaf” to certain things as we would a child, and then she responds as if we’re in our marriage. For instance, she used to say “you scolding her. know” a lot. You know? Now I am just thrilled to hear Mom is only 54 and has no medical or her voice. Blindness has also invaded our physical problems that would keep her house. Neither of us notices the petty annoyfrom working. She has worked, but can’t ances that used to bug us. Our marriage is keep a job. better now that we don’t see so well. When her husband died, she lost everyWe both have lost our ability to talk, as thing because she never bothered to ask well. Once in a while, certain words — hurtfor help or advice. ful words — used to be thrown around careShe believes that God will make a way lessly. But now, neither one of us has the for her. I have no problem with that, but ability to say such things anymore. And I God expects you to be willing to take the had no idea that cancer could make a perfirst step forward. son forgetful. I can no longer recall any of We don’t want her on the street, obvimy wife’s faults. ously, and will continue to let her stay One thing that has not been affected, here. But we have no privacy and require though, is my heart. It still races when I see MITCHELL extended trips just to feel normal. her. It still flutters when I hear her voice. & SUGAR How do we encourage her to move on? And it still skips a beat when we kiss. Why — Need Mother-in-Law Help must we wait until it is almost too late to Dear Need: Mom is too young to be so appreciate what we have — and could have useless around the house. Does she have lost? — A Little Wiser mental health issues? Dear Wiser: We love this. Your words should reAdult Attention Deficit Disorder might explain why mind all couples of what is truly important. she has so much trouble keeping a job. But regardless, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with she is not going to do anything about it if you and your our readers. wife don’t set some rules and stick to them. Dear Annie: I have another suggestion for “Not Even volunteer work would give Mom a sense of Anti-Social or Addicted to the Internet.” A good place purpose and a place to go every day. to meet folks is at a bowling alley. We have a lot of fun Your wife needs to be frank with her mother, say- at our local one. ing that she loves her but needs her to contribute to They offer bowling, coffee and some prizes. It’s not the household in some form. a regular league, just a fun time. Insist that she get counseling as a condition of stayHe should check it out. It includes folks of all ages, ing, and your wife should ask to go with her for the although most range from 50 to 80. — Bowler from first session to explain the issues to the counselor. Florida Dear Annie: Two years ago, my wife developed Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marbreast cancer. The cancer was removed, and we’ve cy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. been told she will be fine. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast. We have been married for 41 years, and I am hop- net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, ing for another 41. I love my wife more than words can 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Health Canada says it is reviewing all available safety information on the drug Diane-35 following France’s decision to ban the medication in response to the deaths of four women over the last 25 years. The women died of blood clots linked to their use of Diane-35, an acne drug that is also widely prescribed as an oral contraceptive because it halts ovulation. It has been sold in France since 1987. France’s National Agency for the Safety of Drugs and Health Products said this week that Diane-35, made by Bayer and licensed in 135 countries, would be withdrawn from sale in three months. Meanwhile, doctors are banned from prescribing the medication. Available since 1998 in Canada, Diane-35 is approved only for the temporary treatment of severe acne in women who are unresponsive to other treatments, Health Canada said Thursday. However, the drug is often prescribed “off-label” as a contraceptive. Blood clots are a rare but well-known side-effect of oral birth control pills and other hormonal products such as Diane-35, said the federal department, noting that the product monograph for the drug contains clear warnings about this potential adverse effect. Health Canada said Diane-35 should not be used in patients with a medical history that puts them at risk for blood clots, including smoking, being overweight or a family history of the condition. The department has issued previous warnings about the increased risk of blood clots associated with Diane-35 compared with estrogen/progestogen contraceptives, and has cautioned against using the acne drug for birth control. Consumers experiencing symptoms of a possible blood clot — including persistent leg swelling, leg pain or tenderness, chest pain, or sudden shortness of breath or difficulty breathing — should seek immediate medical attention.

pathetic and nurturing ways. Emotionally, we are less expressive today as we are afraid of letting go of our feelings. The need to be in control of our senses and our longing for personal freedom might prove a struggle. If we strive to understand what truly makes us happy, we could achieve effortlessly mutual agreement and respect. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you will manifest a necessity to be on top of things in terms of your professional life. You have the right amount of concentration power and are able to evoke a detached attitude in order to focus on your career advancement. The need to be recognized and appreciated for your efforts will bring you the much needed reassurance and validation. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Thanks to your solid awareness of the concealed affairs, you are able to recognize and feel what is truly going on behind the scenes. You will instinctively make the right move at the right time. Isolate yourself in order to meditate, not to seclude yourself completely from others. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let poignant boundaries affect your relationships with others today. Instead, let a close friend of yours be your companion. He or she can be just what you needed in order to replenish emotionally and help you restore your inner equilibrium. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tedious everyday chores might lower your mood. It is also possible that you might have to accomplish some unfinished and pressing work right in the comforts of your own home. Remain detached and carry on. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might have to deal with certain responsibilities related to your children. Or, whatever comes up today might transform your predisposition into a sober mood. Emotions will certainly not be on display for today. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your partner might make you feel guilty or somewhat uneasy about a certain private matter. You seek for companionship before partnering up

but you feel restrained because of a certain home commitment. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep away from dark, gloomy thoughts. You are inclined towards believing that you will never catch up with your daily chores and that errands that need to be run today will turn out to be more and more frequent. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today you are not feeling particularly obliged to execute some of the everyday tasks. You prefer to take it down a notch and enjoy yourself in a world filled with artistry and imagination. Your aesthetic senses are keen right now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your overall perspective on life can put you into distress temporarily. Private, domestic matters will require your attention today and you might feel that you cannot achieve the emotional fulfilment that is essential to your wellbeing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be inclined to stay in your own company today. The right move would be to put away those long held fears and catch up with your folks. You will be surprised to find out just how quickly and easily they can uplift your mood into healthier spirits. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may not feel completely at ease within certain social scenery today. A feeling of awkwardness might prevail in you. Relationships with others will not feel reciprocated or they may seem too challenging for the time being. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Career or professional duties might present themselves as a burden to you. You may feel that your responsibility is to prove yourself even more of your hard work in order to regain that same acceptance and validation from before. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Temporarily, you seek seclusion and isolation from any types of beliefs. You seem to disregard religion or a philosophy of some kind. You also question a lot your own principles and the meaning of life. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.

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ances will come into greater focus while Venus is in your relationships sector. You need companionship and you need a partner to rely on. Commitment and marriage will cross Saturday, Feb. 2 your mind now. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your co-workZosia Mamet, 25; Shakira, 36; Jennifer Westers will become more collaborative and eager feltd, 43 to lend you a helping hand. The atmosphere THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Celestial ruin your office will be harmonious and more mours suggest that Venus, our worldly afpleasing than usual. Romance can blossom fair planet, has just left Capricorn during one of your habitual erfor the sign of Aquarius. We will rands. be attracted to everything that is LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): new and unusual. Nonconformist Charm and pleasure come easand out of the norm relationships ily to you. This is a highly crecan be formed during this tranative period where you will long sit. We appreciate more freedom to feel and show off your unand space within our interactions usual talents and tastes. Your with others and we expect the power of attraction is elevated same from them. Our approach and children will also predomito love has a rather friendly leannate more. ing and not so deeply emotionally SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. attuned. 21): Ah nostalgia! With Venus in HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today your domestic area you will beis your birthday, issues of colASTRO come more sensitive and highly laboration and relationships will DOYNA receptive to emotionality. You come into focus for the next year. are also more privately affecYou might be more involved with tionate and you will seek more foreigners and further engaged intimacy. It’s a fabulous time to in some kind of legal or overseas start redecorating your living space. deals. Social interactions will become more SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You frequent and your need for self-expressiveenjoy learning and mastering new skills. You ness will entice you to put your thoughts into derive much enthusiasm from your interaction action. Beware of non-fulfilling relationships with others. Words flow skilfully and easily that can take up too much of your personal to you. You could also find your soul mate time. through online dating. It’s worth a try. ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you are CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Wanting seeking a new love affair just join your local and desiring new material goods will become club or some humanitarian organization or an almost necessity to your wellbeing. You any group you would like to participate in. It crave shopping and acquiring new possesis a great possibility that your friends will play sions. Your self-worth increases as a consethe match-maker during this time. quence. You value reliable and trustworthy TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your apkind of romance. preciation for a pleasant standing position will AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): With Veincrease during this time. You will become nus in your own sign, your manners and your more popular and superiors will be more tolattitude become more tactful and friendly. erant towards you. They might actually offer You put greater emphasis on your looks and you a few favours. Work and love can beon your overall appearance. A change in style come interchangeable. will refresh your aura. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will dePISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It is said rive much pleasure and joy from trips you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Durdecide to take now. Love can be found while ing this time you will perceive beauty and love travelling through exotic lands or through in the most hidden, secretive kind of ways. foreigners. You won’t cafe about their cultural Clandestine affairs may appeal to you now background as much as what they can offer more than ever. you on a more spiritual level. CANCER (June 21-July 22): During this Sunday, Feb. 3 time you might have profitable gains from othCELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: er sources. If you have your own company, Isla Fisher, 37; Nathan Lane, 57; Blythe Danyou might derive more revenue than usual. ner, 70 Your spouse’s income may increase as well. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today we are Financial burdens will alleviate. attuned to the beauty and the caring part of LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Romantic allithe world. We seek harmony in its most sym-


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Core Laboratories Petroleum Services Division is the world’s most recognized and highly respected rock and fluid analysis laboratory serving the oil and gas industry. We require an individual for field sampling in the Red Deer area. The successful candidate will be responsible for sampling gas/oil wells and BARDEN Oilfield Hauling gas plants and be part of a Ltd. is looking for ticketed team responsible for developing and maintaining picker operators, exp’d Texas bed operators and markets in the Reservoir exp’d. Swampers. All appli- Fluids Division. cants must possess all oilfield tickets and positive The individual will possess attitude. Email or fax your excellent interpersonal skills, be self starter and resume to: t e a m p l a y e r a n d h a v e strong mechanical and 403 341 3968 problem solving skills. A BSc/College graduate or related industry experience and valid driver’s license is required. A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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KNEBEL Richard and Anya are blessed to announce the birth of their daughter MINA ANN born Dec. 21, 2012 weighing 7 lbs. 1 ozs. Proud grandparents Gerry and Peggy Knebel and Lemien and Jan Deemter.


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COTTER - NEUERT Susan Elaine April 10, 1956 - Dec. 30, 2012 F o r m e r l y o f R e d D e e r, passed away in Delta, B.C. at the age of 57 years. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Ron, father Jay, brother Dan, sister Patricia, numerous nieces, nephews and friend Robyn Reid. Susan was predeceased by her mother Inez in 1983. NEWTON Bessie Jean Newton of Penhold, AB, born May 19, 1921, passed away at the Red Deer Hospital on Thursday, January 31, 2013. Funeral arrangements to be announced at a later date.



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 as a Legal Assistant, and a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience 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:

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Apex Oilfield Services is looking for the right candidate to fill the position of Help Desk Advisor in our growing IT Department. This full time entry level position will be based SAFETY out of our Red Deer PROFESSIONAL County Head Office. Full Alstar is looking for a details and application inSafety Professional to help formation can be found at: expand our safety program through projects and auditing. No phone calls please. Minimum requirements Busy Veterinarian Clinic include: looking for F/T Animal * CRSP Health Technologist to * 5 + years’ experience in cover 1 year maternity Oil & Gas as a Safety Lacombe, AB leave. Candidate must Professional Industries work well within a team, * Strong Safety program friendly, outgoing, and development - skills & client orientated. Must be experience Rig work - Vacuum / available some evenings * Excellent computer skills Truck Operators and weekends. * Internal and external Scheduled time off. Fax Please drop off resumes to auditing experience resume, & driver’s abstract, #4, 420 Allan Street Red * Strong interpersonal to (403)786-9915 Deer or email to skills adesroches@ * Attention to detail; must be very organized * Requires little supervision; OUR LandSolutions’ office works well in a team in Bentley is accepting environment resumes for our Int. & Sr. Land Administrator posiWeekends Off tions. Candidates will have 5 - 10 yrs’ exp., f/t position, RELOCATION TO Must have Surface Land HINTON MANDATORY education. Please submit resumes online at H2S Alive, First Aid and an In-House Drug & Alcohol test are pre-requisites.




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Clean Harbors offers: $26-$32.00/hr., complete beneÀts packages, competitive wages and safety conscious environments. For a complete list of opportunities and to apply online, visit us at or apply to


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

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Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 invites applications for the position of Principal of the new Penhold School in Penhold. The school is scheduled to open in September, 2014 and will house an anticipated student population of approximately 300 students

in grades 7 to 12. While this position commences in September 2014, the successful applicant will be an important part of the planning and preparation for the school opening. The school will be attached to the Penhold Multiplex. A key role will be to consult with the surrounding rural Please submit email to Restaurant/ community and the Town or fax to Hotel of Penhold to develop a 780- 865- 5829 vision for the new school that aligns with the Mission PLEASE QUOTE JOB and Vision of Chinook’s # 68322 ON RESUME Edge School Division. More information about the Looking for a new pet? school can be found on the Check out Classifieds to school website at find the purrfect pet. http://www.chinooksedge. CELEBRATIONS School.php . LUCKY’S LOUNGE HAPPEN EVERY DAY located in Jackpot Casino, The successful candidate IN CLASSIFIEDS will have: excellent interrequires Experienced personal skills, a proven P/T Servers. WANTED Please apply in person at r e c o r d o f e x c e l l e n c e EXPERIENCED in classroom teaching, 4950 47 Ave. demonstrated abilities to CLASS 3 No phone calls please work with a wide range of VAC/steamer Truck driver community agencies, a AND Swamper. Lacombe willingness to be involved area, HOME EVERY in the extracurricular acNIGHT. Fax resume to tivities of the school, and 403-704-1442 strong leadership abilities with expertise and knowlZubar Production THE RUSTY PELICAN is edge in both high school Services is currently taking resumes now accepting resumes for a n d m i d d l e s c h o o l philosophy. Administrative P/T bus personne and for experienced duties will include an active line cooks. Assistant Operators Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. role in instructional leadership, Email resume to: a strong understanding and 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls commitment to Inclusive or fax to (403)346-9420. Education programming WILL NOT be accepted. Must have all valid tickets. and shared responsibility for all aspects of administration. Preference will be Oilfield given to candidates with experience as a school based administrator, and those who have completed or are working toward a Master’s degree in Education.


Viking Projects Ltd. is located in Lacombe Alberta and services all of Western Canada. We specialize in a variety of pipeline, facility and reclamation services.

We are looking for

PIPELINE PERSONNEL that work well in a team environment. Experience is an asset but we are willing to train. We are looking for motivated applicants meeting these criteria: - Enjoys challenges - Is dependable and responsible - Communicates well with others - Follows instructions - Is not afraid to ask questions Viking Projects Ltd. offers competitive wages, WHMIS and TDG tickets done in house. Safety Tickets required:

H2S, CSTS/PST, First Aid, and Ground Disturbance Valid driver’s licence an asset Please reply with resume to:


Email: Fax: 403-782-6856 3412 53rd Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L OB5 Phone: 403-782-2756 Website:

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CHINOOK’S EDGE SCHOOL DIVISION NO. 73 invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Principal at Poplar Ridge School located four miles west of Red Deer (Grades K-6 with approximately 166 students), effective the 2013-2014 school year. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, a proven record of excellence in classroom teaching, demonstrated abilities to work with a wide range of community agencies, a willingness to be involved in the extracurricular activities of the school, and strong leadership abilities. Administrative duties will include an active role in instructional leadership and shared responsibility for all aspects of administration. Preference will be given to candidates with experience as a school based administrator, and those who have completed or are working toward a Master’s degree in Education. Cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references, should be forwarded to: Shawn Russell, Associate Superintendent Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 4904 - 50 Street Innisfail, Ab. T4G 1W4 Telephone: 403-227-7070 or 1-800-561-9229 Fax: (403) 227-2291 Email: For information on Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please check our website Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Monday, February 18, 2013. The successful applicant will possess a valid Alberta Teacher Certificate and be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (welfare) check. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.



ABB has an immediate opening at one of our ALBERTA locations for an INSTRUMENTATION JOURNEYMEN Resume, complete with Our ideal candidate must three current work related be a team player, committed to safety, and have references, should be experience in Oil & Gas forwarded to: plant construction. Shawn Russell, H2S Alive and CSTS safety Associate Superintendent tickets are mandatory. People Services Please forward resumes Chinook’s Edge School & queries to 403-357-3736 Division No. 73 or fax: 403-347-0422 4904 - 50 Street Innisfail, Ab. T4G 1W4 ARMOR INC is looking for Telephone: licensed diesel and sus(403) 227-7070 pension mechanic for light Fax: (403) 227-2291 duty performance shop. For information on Diesel and transmission Chinook’s Edge School exp. preferred. Division No. 73, please Bring resume to: check our website 106 -6439 67 St. RD ( Phone 403-346-9188 Applications will be or emal accepted until 12:00 noon, M o n d a y, F e b r u a r y 1 8 , 2013. The successful applicant will possess a valid Alberta Teacher Certificate and be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (wel- Furix Energy Inc. is looking fare) check. While we for a Coating-Installer. thank all applicants for M u s t h a v e m i n i m u m 5 their interest, only those y e a r s ’ e x p e r i e n c e w i t h individuals selected for Devoe products. Painting i n t e r v i e w s w i l l b e experience required. Fullcontacted. Resumes of time position w/benefits. individuals not granted an F a x r e s u m e s t o interview will not be kept 403-348-8109 or call Darryl @ 403-396-2104. No on file. calls after 9 pm.





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

Executive Director Fax: 403-343-7977 Email: 284418B3

– No Telephone Enquiries Please –

Thank you for your interest, however only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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

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We are looking for Drivers/Operators with valid Class 1 driver’s license to operate Pressure and Vac units in the local Red Deer, AB area. These are physically demanding positions that will require you drive and operate the equipment. Previous experience is preferred. We pay for experience!




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



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We have a position available for a Service Technician in our Cranbrook, BC location. The successful applicant for this position will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of construction and forestry based equipment and attachments. Previous mechanical experience in a heavy equipment environment is considered an asset. Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to or fax (306) 791-5986. 283671B2


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

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

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

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

f f f

Paid technical and leadership training Career advancement opportunities RRSP Matching Program

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

Award Winning, High Volume, Ford Dealership in Central Alberta is seeking motivated applicants for:

Sales Consultants Do you have a positive attitude and willingness to learn? If so, we would like to talk to you. Once in a lifetime opportunity to join the Denham Automotive group - Alberta’s most respected family of automotive dealerships.

Apply by fax to:

Dez Lorencz (403) 227-4544 or email:


email: fax: (403) 356-1146 website:

We are actively recruiting in Drayton Valley for:

INSTRUMENTATION & ELECTRICAL JOURNEYMAN AND/OR APPRENTICES - Competitive wages - Comprehensive benefit package - Incentive program - Education assistance for further education

Excellent pay plan, benefits and opportunity to grow.

How to apply:

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Please drop off resume at: 5618 - 56 Street Drayton Valley, AB or by fax: 780-542-2766 or email:

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

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BWS FABRICATION INC. Is looking to fill the positions of

Journeyman Pipe Fitter

Furix Energy Inc. is looking for a F/T Journeyman Vessel Fabrication an Asset Instrumentation Technician. Competitive rates & The successful candidates benefit packages. Fax reshall possess the following sumes to 403-348-8109 or call Darryl @ skills and abilities: 403-396-2104. • Experience in the No calls after 9 pm. Oilfield & related equipment • Works well with others. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! • Must be dependable, reliable. • Exercise good organizational skills on the shop floor. Those individuals with the appropriate qualifications may respond in strictest confidence to or Fax 403-343-6006 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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

EXPERIENCED repair person req’d for local truck company. Work involves all aspects of heavy truck and trailer repair and dismanteling. Must be physically fit. HD Mechanic or equivelant experience We offer competitive wages, benefits weekends off. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501

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

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FURIX Energy Inc. is looking for F/T Journeyman Pipe-Fitter. Will consider 2-3 year apprentice fitters. Competitive wages & benefits. Consists of some field work. Fax resumes to 403-348-8109 or call Darryl @ 403-396-2104. No calls after 9 pm. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


Furix Energy Inc. is looking Requires for F/T Contract B-Pressure Welders or F/T SLOPED ROOFERS B-Pressure Welders. LABOURERS Indoor shop work in Red & FLAT ROOFERS Deer. Competitive rates & benefit packages. Valid Driver’s Licence Fax resumes to preferred. Fax or email 4 0 3 - 3 4 8 - 8 1 0 9 o r c a l l Darryl @ 403-396-2104. or (403)341-6722 No calls after 9 pm. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!




Apprentices will be considered. Experience with hydraulic and electrical would be considered anasset. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills, both oral & written. The position requires a person who has a strong work ethic and be able to work with minimal supervision in a fast paced work environment. Willing to work away from home/travel. Wage will be negotiable depending on experience. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest. Only those considered will be contacted. Please forward resume via fax to 1-888-407-7309 or via email @


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WINNING CAREER OPPORTUNITY Alberta Territory SAL Group, a division of Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc, has enjoyed another record year in 2012 & we have added more than 30 performance managers across the country to coincide with our growth. We are Canada’s leading provider of creditor insurance & the most comprehensive provider of ancillary products. The SAL Group is rapidly expanding their book of business in the central Canada market. With the increased demand for our new STAR Elite & STAR ASSESSMENT programs, which provide complete service drive, sales & F&I training, we are seeking adaptable, self starters with dynamic customer service skills to complement our existing high performance team.

Achieve success, join Industrial Alliance! Please and Please email email your your application application to: note Albertaand Opportunities the subject line. note AlbertainOpportunities in the subject line.


Hoerbiger Canada Ltd is a leader in Technology in the Natural Gas Compression Industry. We are looking for experienced Natural Gas Engine & Gas Compressor Field Service Mechanics. We are also seeking a 1st year Apprentice. These opportunities are currently available at our Calgary Service center. Please email your resume to hoerbigercalgary Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Looking for 2nd, 3rd, 4th year apprentices and journeymen plumbers for full time work. Need to have experience with service and new home construction. Must have valid drivers license and be dependable. We offer competitve wages, benefit package and company vehicle. Please fax resume to 403-347-4539 or email to POSITION: Journeyman Plumber Location: Facility Services Department. The successful applicant will perform plumbing maintenance work at various Red Deer Public Schools locations. The employee will receive a starting wage of $30.23 hourly, and a comprehensive benefit and pension package complete with life insurance, extended disability, dental and vision care. Three weeks vacation will be offered after the first year of employment. The regular work schedule is Monday through Friday. Qualifications: High School Diploma, Journeyman Plumber Certification and Journeyman Gas Ticket over 1 million BTUs, Knowledge of occupational and safety precautions of the position, Valid Alberta Class 4 Driver’s License will be required after hire, 5 years experience in a commercial setting as a journeyman plumber. Knowledge of heating and ventilation systems, WHIMIS and first aid training, Backflow Prevention Certification, and good physical stamina is preferred. Be advised that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications, with references, should be forwarded by 4:00 p.m. on February 8, 2013 to Red Deer Public School District No. 104, 4747-53 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 2E6 Fax: 403-342-3780 Email:humanresources@ SIGN INSTALLER req’d for local sign shop.. Must have at least 5 yrs exp. with sign fabrication & installation, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Valid driver’s license a must. Computer skills an asset. Wage to be negotiated. Apply by fax 403-341-4014 or email only: Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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EMR or EMT Security Personnel for Dispatching Position Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Staff for a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. Minimum Qualification: * Alberta Security License *EMR- ACP certified *Class 4 license *Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and welfare plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Apply on line at: http://www.securitas. com/ca/enca/Career/ On this web site you can click on “On line Application” and submit it to the Edmonton Branch. Email: Fax: 403-314-8475 Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness

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Class 1 Drivers

Openings available for lease operators butane propane AB BC SK also company drivers positions available 4/4, 5/3, 6/2 scheduled shifts reply to main. CLASS 1 drivers req’d to pull flat deck, exc. wages, safety bonuses, benefits. We run the 4 western provinces. Please contact 1-877-787-2501 for more info or fax resume and abstract to 403-784-2330


NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743

Professional Truck Driver Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of HDPE drainage products is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Employment for certified Class 1 Drivers with a minimum of two (2) years exp. ADS Drivers are req’d to safely operate company equipment and provide a high level of customer service, delivering our products within central l Alberta. ADS Drivers are req’d to be drug free and maintain legal transportation paperwork and driving practices. This position req’s a valid Class 1 License, with previous off road forklift exp. a definite asset. We offer quarterly cash safety bonuses as well as a comprehensive medical plan. Benefits include: *Company provided Group Canadian Benefits *Voluntary dental *Life insurance *Short-term and long-term disability * Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) and Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP) *Paid Vacation *Safety Bonus All applicants are subject to a pre-employment physical and MVR check. Interested Applicants may submit a resume, along with a recent drivers abstract to: Advanced Drainage Systems Canada Inc. 4316-39139 Hwy 2A Blindman Ind. Park Red Deer County, AB. T4S-2A8 Attn: Ken McCutcheon Fax: (403) 346-5806 E-mail ken.mccutcheon Position closing date: Feb. 4th 2013

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Pidherney’s is growing and requires


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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





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

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

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

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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in


STUDON offers a competitive salary, incentive and benefits

These are full-time permanent shop positions with competitive starting Wages and benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Top wages based on experience. Benefit package. Assigned units - Scheduled days off. Valid safety tickets an asset.

We are currently hiring for the position of:

An up to date Alberta “B” pressure certification is required. Preference will be given to those with vessel experience.


to join our busy team.



Lancaster Area West half of Lampard Crsc. & Leung Close $85/mo. Michener East of 40th North of Ross St. Michener Green Cresc. area. $268/mo. Good for adult with small car.

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

Journeyman and Apprentice

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

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ASSISTANT ELEVATOR MANAGER - Bawlf, Alberta Reporting to the Elevator ADULT Carriers Needed Manager, the Assistant Elevator Manager helps For effectively manage the day Early morning to day safe operations of the elevator including delivery of the Red Deer Advocate b u y i n g m a l t i n g q u a l i t y barley, shipping to specifi6 days/wk in cation, and working with elevator employees. SKILLS & GLENDALE EXPERIENCE: area. Minimum 5 years in the agricultural sector or grain ALSO industry. Some experience in elevator operations 4 days a week would be an asset. DemFlyers & Sun. Life onstrated success in in building and maintaining ORIOLE PARK business relationships. Demonstrated business Oak St. & management skills such as Olympic Crsc computer operations, customer service skills, and JOHNSTONE problem solving skills. Self motivated with a high level CROSSING of initiative. Well develJennings & Joa oped communication and Also interpersonal skills. InterJack & Jenner Crsc ested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume by end of day Please call Joanne M o n d a y, F e b r u a r y 11 , 2013 to: at 403-314-4308 Tanya Idt Human Classifieds...costs so little Resources tanya.idt@ Saves you so much!

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



DEER PARK * Dempsey St. area $61.00/mo. * Dempsey St. Dumas Crsc. & EXPERIENCED Duffy Close area Vacuum & Water Truck operators $94.00/mo. req’d. to start immed. * Dunham Crsc CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q Dandell Close area All oilfield safety tickets $141/mo. req’d. Clean drivers * Donnelly Crsc. abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. Densmore & References Req’d. Denmark area Exc. salary & benefits. $170.00/mo. Fax resume to: * Doran Crsc. 403-742-5376 Dunn Close $68/mo. Start your career! * Dixon Crsc. area See Help Wanted LOCAL ACID Transport $121/mo. company looking for exp’d’ F/T Class 1 truck driver & ACADEMIC Express * 2 blks of Duston Adult Education pressure truck operator. St. & Dale Close and Training Top wages and exc. $90/mo. benefit pkg. • GED classes evening * Dowler St. Fax resume and driver’s and days abstract to 403-346-3766 Detlor Close & Dillion Close • Women in the Trades $134/mo. • Math and Science in * Dawson St. & the trades 1 blk of Davison Dr. $82/mo. Gov’t of Alberta Funding may Doran Crsc. be avail. Doan Ave area 403-340-1930 $72/mo.

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:

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Joint Library Committee - Alberta Law Libraries, Red Deer, 16.5hrs/week, $16./hr + 4% vacation pay, Part-time temporary position ending Mar. 31/14, with possibility of extension. Minimum education: High School diploma. Work in library & information field and legal experience an asset. Send resume with cover letter to Closing Date: February 15, 2013.

Fax resume to Human Resources at 403-845-5370 or email:

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.

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Hiring Immediate FT & Casual


We are looking for individuals to join our growing team in various roles, specifically in the Alberta market. If you excel by: • Providing outstanding customer service & support • Being a passionate & enthusiastic team player, willing to support our dealers in a variety of roles • Being creative & willing to go the extra mile for our customers • Having the ability to support & promote the industry’s most complete training & service program IA/SAL Group offers a positive and fast paced work environment, complete with competitive compensation, including benefits.



DEER PARK Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo. LANCASTER AREA 77 PAPERS $412/MO.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info ATTN: I need 29 people now to lose weight & EARN $! Sherry 1-889-4635 Visit

CANADA MALTING COMPANY Assistant Elevator Manager Reporting to the Elevator Manager, the Assistant Elevator Manager helps effectively manage the day to day safe operations of the elevator including buying malting quality barley, shipping to specification, and working with elevator employees. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Minimum 5 years in the agricultural sector or grain industry. Some experience in elevator operations would be an asset. Demonstrated success in building and maintaining business relationships. Demonstrated business management skills such as computer operations, customer service skills, and problem solving skills. Self motivated with a high level of initiative. Well developed communication and interpersonal skills. Please forward a cover letter and resume by end of day Friday, January 25, 2013 to: Tanya Idt Human Resources - CMC tanya.idt@


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

Isbister Close Issard Close LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 Cust Service/Office/Ship/ Rec fast paced Mon-Fri 8-4 Apply @ Grand Central Stitchin 7, 7439 49 Ave Cr DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Good communication, skills both verbal and written. Must have effective time management skills and able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 Ellis Bird Farm is looking for a Tea House operator (May to September). For more information contact mpearman@ellisbirdfarm. ca. Guidelines at www.

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

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help for weekend grave shift. Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue

E4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Huntwood Custom Cabinets

is currently seeking the following positions, to start immediately:

Cabinet Installers

Min. 2 yrs experienced installer contractors for the Red Deer Location. Supply your own liability insurance, tools, and reliable vehicle.

Field Service Technician

At least 2 yrs. qualified experience including cabinet repair, finished carpentry and working with various finishes. Huntwood offers excellent compensation, great benefit program and signing and performance bonuses. Please drop resumes Attn: Debbie to Huntwood Showroom, Bay 4, 6782 50th Ave Red Deer, T4N 4E1. or email: dhenderson@

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303


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Employment Training



offers a variety of

SAFETY COURSES to meet your needs.

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


1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY

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BLACK MEMORY foam NEWER Adult 1/2 Duplex floor lounger, w/massage, in Inglewood, 1200 sq. ft., 3 bdrms. 6 appls. 2 car as new 54” L, 5 position adjustable back, portable, parking. N/S, no pets, utils. not incld., $1200 rent/s.d. $50, 403-347-5846 Avail. March 1. COMPACT sewing table 403-340-0363 on wheels, opens to size 60x32x35 h, folds downs to 13” w, storage in cenre, Condos/ $50; 403-347-5846



DRESSER w/mirror and night table $80; end table w/pull out drawer and bottom shelf 26”x22”c21”h $70; 9 shelf unit w/closed center pull down door $50 403-314-2026

ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 appls, shows like new. $950 + utils. Avail. now. 403-341-9974


HONEYDEW upright air purifier 2’ tall, filter free, works great $50 obo 403-347-0104






Semi loads of pine, spruce, FRIENDLY and affectionate baby bunnies, FREE. tamarack, poplar. 403-782-3130 Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner Dogs BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 1 M C AVA C H O N , 2 N D SHOTS, 347-6530



HUSKY WOLF PUPS!! 1st shots, yr. guarantee. 2 Males. 403-749-2924

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. JAPANESE chin puppies, warr. Riverside Appliances $500, 403-597-3956 or text 403-342-1042


Sporting Goods


SPEED skates ladies older style shoe size 5-6 $75 ANTIQUE Tynan very good cond. chesterfield chair 403-346-0093 $150 403-346-7375 BED Frame, queen, solid wood, 4 poster. $200 obo. Collectors' 403-343-8499 Items COCKTAIL table w/center c u b i c a l a n d d o o r t h a t 16-1988 Calgary Olympic o p e n s d o w n 5 8 ” x 2 2 ” x glasses $25; 4 wine and 4 cocktail glasses $15; wine 15”h $175 403-314-2026 decanter and 6 liquor WANTED glasses $20; Royal Albert Antiques, furniture and cream, sugar, and tray estates. 342-2514 Kentish Rockery $50; 4 pc. dessert goblets pedestal style $20; oval bowl (MothMisc. for er of Pearl) 10”x 6 1/2”x4” Sale deep $45 403-314-2026



NEW kerosene heater $150 403-346-7375



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Alberta Industrial Metals, a division of Russel Metals Inc., is seeking the following individuals to join our service-oriented team:

Purchasing Coordinator Combine your purchasing experience within the steel service centre industry and your effective negotiation, analytical and computer skills, as you manage inventory levels by product to satisfy future sales requirements while maintaining effective asset control. Both detail- and deadline-oriented, you will ensure the complete and accurate preparation of all documentation pertaining to the purchase and/or revision of inventory requirements. This role demands familiarity with procedures of importing/exporting products with correct tariffs, shipping manifests, duty drawback forms and exchange rates. You have a post-secondary education in Metallurgy and/or Business Administration, and hold, or are working towards, a CPP accreditation.

Inside Sales Representative A results-oriented relationship builder with a good understanding of metals distribution and processing activities, you are ready to help us grow revenues and profits in accordance with the business plan. This position calls for a team player with effective communication, negotiation and analytical skills, 2 years of sales experience, including a manufacturing background, and the ability to ensure that outstanding customer service is provided and maintained. A post-secondary education in Marketing or Business Administration would be an asset. If one of these positions is of interest, please e-mail your resume, by February 15, 2013, to Brad Stein, Commercial Manager, at Russel Metals offers a compensation plan that includes a competitive base salary, attractive profit-sharing plan, comprehensive benefits program, pension plan, and various incentive and recognition programs. Russel Metals is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage all qualified women, Aboriginals, visible minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. No phone calls, please.



Sierras on Taylor! 2 bdrm., 2 bath, sunroom & great amenities! $272,900. HelpU-Sell RD 403-342-7355

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

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




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5 bdrm. 3 baths , family walk out, 26x26 heated garage. backs onto a park in Bower. OPEN HOUSE SUN. 2-4 44 BETTENSON ST. Re/Max, central ab MARGARET COMEAU 403-391-3399


in Oriole Park, Red Deer. 3 bdrm. up, 1 dwn. Open concept, hardwood. Dbl. det. garage, 2.5 bath. Asking $303,000. 403-341-5415

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BLACKFALDS: 2 bdrm. 2 bath, dbl. att. garage. $325,000. 2 bdrm. 2 bath. $297,900. Inclds. all fees. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294

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


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WELL kept 2 storey condo in Davenport Country Lane 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, fireplace, finished bsmt, $224,900 403-391-0680

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CONDO FOR SALE -2 bedroom condo on Lawford Ave. Park Pointe Condominiums. Five apps. Building completely reno’d. Capital fund in excellent shape. Available first part of February. Asking $195,000. Must sell, willing to negotiate. Contact Don @ (306)747-7874 or email

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FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

LARGE farm house, 30 mts. W of Sylvan Lake, $1000 /mo.. + gas $1000 d.d., 403-588-7221


Call for more info 403-588-2550


Acreages/ Farms

Condos/ Townhouses

8 Brand New Homes to Red Deer 403-227-5132 starting at $188,900

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4 Bdrm, 3 bath walkout. 6 yrs. Old. Real hardwood, fireplace, hot tub, cen. air. $449,900. 403-755-4614


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

4 bdrm 1/2 duplex in a great family neighbourhood CLEAN, quiet, responsible, in Sylvan Lake. $239,800 Furn. $525. 403-346-7546



2 bdrm. apt. avail. Feb 15 & Mar 1. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686

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Houses For Sale

1/2 duplex in 50 + area in Fully reno’d condo, 3 Olds. 1100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm., bdrms, 1 bath, Balcony, 3 bath, 2 car garage. Shared laundry. 3 appls, $259,900 403-507-0028 Parking, No pets. $1225 & Suites Elect; SD $1225; Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 1 BDRM, apt in Eastview, or 403-318-4225 avail. immed. $795, 403-343-0070 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to 2 BDRM,. w/balcony, quiet clean professionally manfind the purrfect pet. aged bldg. $825/rent /d.d., Great for retirement. 2 bdrm., Feb. 1, call 403-358-8670 2 Bath 1/2 duplex in Olds. WESTPARK LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. Attached garage. 11/2 blocks west of hospital! SUITES. 25+, adults only $242,500. 403-507-0028 3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1195 SD $1000. QUIET LOCATION Avail. March 1. 1 & 2 bdrm. adult bldg. 403-304-7576, 347-7545 Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899

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2 bdrms, 1,5 bath, Open concept style. Balcony 5 appl, In-suite laundry. No smoking. NO PETS. $1225 & UTIL, SD $1225. Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

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Condos/ Townhouses


newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced Clothing in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 OAK spice rack, (holds 15 SD $1000. n/s DOWNFILLED coat, size spice bottles) $15; XL, worn twice, reg. $350, 2 sets of framed pictures Avail. immed. & March 1st. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 a s k i n g $ 1 0 0 , $10/set, 403-343-1112 403-343-1112 S A F E S T E P WA L K I N Kyte/Kelloway Cres. TUB, new $17,000 asking Lovely 3 level exec. Equipment$6900 obo 403-346-4926 3 bdrm. townhouse Heavy 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, Musical TRAILERS for sale or rent front/rear parking, no dogs, Job site, office, well site or Instruments n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 storage. Skidded or Avail. Immed. & March 1. AMP & Stratacaster Guitar; wheeled. Call 347-7721. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 $150.; Mixer $50. Central Alberta’s Largest 403-358-7678 Car Lot in Classifieds LARGE AMP, Firewood many features. $200. 403-358-7678 SOUTHWOOD PARK AFFORDABLE 3110-47TH Avenue, Homestead Firewood P.A. SYSTEM, 250 Watts 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, with stand. $200. Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. generously sized, 1 1/2 403-358-7678 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 baths, fenced yards, FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Pets & Poplar. Can deliver Sorry no pets. 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Supplies

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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



Red Deer Valve & Fitting now hiring for a CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE. For over 30 years, Red Deer Valve & Fitting has been a leading fluid system components distributorship servicing Central Alberta with global resources, dedicated to outstanding customer service. We offer competitive compensation and benefits along with a†strong work place culture of team work, communication and cooperation. This full-time position is responsible for providing excellent customer service through: customer orders, product quotations, technical consultation, shipping/receiving and warehouse/inventory duties. Please submit your resume electronically to careers or in person at #4 - 4910 78th Street, Red Deer.



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REAL ESTATE FAST GROWING firewood business. Incl. most equipment needed. $125,000. 403-887-2428 Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355

RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

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SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971



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FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 19166TFD28



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

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 E5








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2006 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition 22” Foose Rims one owner $24,888 Sport & Import 348- 8788

2005 COLORADO ext cab LS red, trailer hitch & sprayed in boxliner, mech. in great shape, tuned up, 168,000 kms. $7500, 403-347-6889 lve msg

MORTGAGES AVAIL.on all types of real estate including raw land and acreages. Bruised credit and self employed welcome. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436



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

Vans Buses 1998 QX4 INFINITI,V6, 4x4, good motor & transmission. No rust, regular maintanance, good tires. $4950. 403-588-6230




2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE 7pass., rear air, $14888 348-8788 Sport & Import




Auto Wreckers


RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap 2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, Vehicle & Metal Removal. sunroof, htd. lthr., long We travel. May pay cash box, 118393 kms, $34888, for vehicle. 403-396-7519 348-8788, Sport & Import

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

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

2010 FORD F-150 XLT 4X4, $19,,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan 120000 km $10,888 Sport & Import 348-8788


2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4x4 Duramax $27888 Sport & Import 348-8788

2004 MAZDA 3 Sport. Clean, 203,000 km. $7800. 403-341-0744


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Public Notices

CLASSIFIEDS 403-309-3300



2 0 0 1 B U I C K C e n t u r y, 3.1L, a.t., loaded, new glass, CD, dark blue, $2500, 403-505-3113 2000 NEON LX, auto., 4 dr low kms., Red. 352-6995


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Red Deer County invites Proposals for the provision of mowing services for municipal reserve and open space lands. Bid packages can be picked up at the Red Deer County Centre, starting 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Interested vendors must submit their proposals to this RFP, sealed and clearly marked:

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton ended a four-year tenure as secretary of state that made her one of America’s most popular public figures, despite leaving on a bitter note amid a partisan feud over the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. John Kerry was sworn in to replace her. In a letter sent to President Barack Obama shortly before she left the State Department for the last time Friday in her official capacity, Clinton thanked her former foe for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination for the opportunity to serve in his administration. Clinton said it had been an honour to be part of his Cabinet. “I am more convinced than ever in the strength and staying power of America’s global leadership and our capacity to be a force for good in the world,” she said in the letter. Clinton shattered records for the number of countries visited by a U.S. secretary of state. The former First Lady, once considered a divisive figure in American politics, leaves office as one of its most popular. But she remained coy about whether she would run for president in 2016. “I am making no decisions, but I would never give that advice to someone that I wouldn’t take myself,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. “If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 per cent approval.” Her resignation became effective at 4 p.m. Friday, when Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan swore in John Kerry as the top U.S. diplomat. The former senator and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate is the 68th secretary of state. “I’m just very, very honoured to be sworn in and I’m very anxious to get to work,”

Kerry told reporters after the private ceremony at the Capitol. “I’ll be reporting Monday morning at nine o’clock to do my part,” he said, but refused to say what global hotspot he would visit first. Clinton also left office with a slap at critics of the Obama administration’s handling of the September attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. She told the AP that critics of the administration’s handling of the attack don’t live in an “evidence-based world,” and their refusal to “accept the facts” is unfortunate and regrettable for the political system. Clinton said the attack in Benghazi was the low point of her time as America’s top diplomat. But she suggested that the furor over the assault would not affect whether she runs for president in 2016. Although she insisted that she has not decided what her future holds, she said she “absolutely” still plans to make a difference on issues she cares about in speeches and in a sequel to her 2003 memoir, “Living History,” that will focus largely on her years as secretary of state. Clinton spoke to the AP Thursday in her outer office on the seventh floor of the State Department less than 24 hours before she walks out for a final time as boss. She was relaxed but clearly perturbed by allegations from Republican lawmakers and commentators that the administration had intentionally misled the public about whether the attack was a protest gone awry or a terrorist attack, or intentionally withheld additional security for diplomatic personnel in Libya knowing that an attack could happen. An independent panel she convened to look into the incident was scathing in its criticism of the State Department and singled out four officials for serious management and leadership failures. But it also determined that there was no guarantee that extra personnel could have prevented the deaths of the U.S. ambassador

to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans. Clinton herself was not blamed, although she has said she accepted responsibility for the situation. “I was so unhappy with the way that some people refused to accept the facts, refused to accept the findings of an independent Accountability Review Board, politicized everything about this terrible attack,” she said. “My job is to admit that we have to make improvements and we’re going to.” Hours later a suicide bomber linked to a domestic terror group exploded a device just outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killing himself and a guard. Clinton told State Department staff on Friday that the attack showed again how “we live in very complex and dangerous times.” Clinton faced a barrage of hostile questions about Benghazi from Republican lawmakers when she testified before Congress recently in appearances that were delayed from December because of illness. Afterward, some lawmakers continued to accuse her and the administration of withholding evidence. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, told a television interviewer that he thought Clinton was getting “away with murder.” In the interview, Clinton had little patience for such allegations. “There are some people in politics and in the press who can’t be confused by the facts,” she said. “They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that’s regrettable. It’s regrettable for our political system and for the people who serve our government in very dangerous, difficult circumstances.” Because of that, she said, the partisan divide should not dissuade anyone with a cause from getting involved in politics, and she hinted strongly that a divisive atmosphere would not stop her in any future endeavour. “You have to have a thick skin because (politics) is just going to be a contact sport as far as we can look into the future.”

“Request for Proposals (RFP 08/12) Municipal Reserve Mowing Services” and is received at: Red Deer County 38106 Rge Rd 275 Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9 by 2:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. For further information with respect to this RFP, please contact Cody McIntosh, Assistant Agricultural Manager, at (403) 350-2163.


2002 BMW X5 $10888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Clinton bids farewell to staff on last day; Kerry sworn in


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Handyman Services


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

Misc. Services



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

LOOKING FOR A FURNACE REPLACEMENT OR INFORMATION ON A MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT HEATING/COOLING SYSTEM? We handle all aspects of Health your residential ventilation Care requirements. Tropical Heating and IRONMAN Scrap Metal Cooling 403-506-4418 Recovery is picking up EFFORTLESS WEIGHT L O S S 3 d a y s a m p l e s , scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. 403-783-1885 Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 FOOT CARE Contractors Handled With Care Licensed, mobile foot care. JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ BRIAN’S DRYWALL Call 403-350-7595 Garden Serv. 588-2564 Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, Massage 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980





Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 Experienced, licensed, insured Contractor. We can do it all. Reasonable rates. Free estimates. Call Luke at 403-396-5584 KEN’S WAY is now taking complete bsmt. & reno jobs. For FREE estimate call Ken 403-318-7530 LAMINATE floors, bsmts. and reno’s 403-896-3904 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.


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Painters/ Decorators



HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269

Call for all your painting requirements. 15 yrs. exp. Kory at 403-347-9068

LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE Grand Opening. Insurance receipts. Home service. Daily 9 am-9 pm. #3 4820-47 Ave. 403-986-1550

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



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

Photo by The Associated Press

Alain Robert known as “Spider-man,” poses for a portrait from the roof of the Habana Libre hotel in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Robert, from France, plans to climb the 27 floor hotel on Monday.

French ‘Spider-man’ targets Havana hotel where Castro set up after Cuban Revolution THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HAVANA, Cuba — The daredevil climber nicknamed “Spider-Man” is famous for scaling some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers without a safety line. Now Alain Robert has his sights set on a slightly less imposing edifice that nonetheless offers its own challenges — and plenty of symbolism. The 50-year-old Frenchman is in Havana on a mission to conquer the 27-story former Hilton Hotel that was taken over after the 1959 Cuban Revolution and redubbed the “Habana Libre,” or “Free Havana.” Fidel Castro briefly set up his personal offices here after his triumphant march into the capital. “This hotel has great meaning for me. It’s impressive not for its height, which is not great, but because it’s a building that symbolizes the Cuban Revolution,” Robert told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Friday. “I consider this hotel to have been a challenge for Castro,” he added, “and I love the idea that now it’s my turn to attempt the challenge.”

At 413 feet (126 metres) high, a fall from the Habana Libre would still be deadly. But the building is dwarfed by other giants Robert has climbed unaided: Chicago’s Willis (nee Sears) Tower, New York’s Empire State Building, Taiwan’s Taipei 101 and Malaysia’s Petronas Towers — all of which were the tallest in the world at some point. “This is a different type of building with a unique structure, a little deteriorated in some places,” Robert said. “That’s the challenge for me, because really it’s not very tall.” Robert has been sizing up the hotel in recent days and securing permission from island authorities for the climb. He’s gotten the green light, and intends to make the attempt Monday. On Friday, clad in green leather pants and a black leather jacket, he scouted out his rooftop destination and posed for photos with hotel workers. Robert said he has been drawn to trees and buildings since childhood. Locked out of home one day at the age of 8, a budding “Spider-Boy” climbed

seven stories to his parents’ apartment rather than wait in the street. “Height fascinates me. I love the purity of the vertical. I’m drawn to this game between life and death. In those moments I feel fulfilled,” Robert said. The climbing life has had its ups and downs, he acknowledged. At 20 years old, a 49-foot (15-meter) fall broke multiple bones and put him in a coma for six days. Since then, Robert said he suffers from bouts of vertigo. French social security officials consider him disabled, he said. But Robert defied doctors’ predictions that his climbing career was over and has gone on to scale ever-loftier heights. Two years ago he took six hours to summit what currently is the world’s tallest building, the 2,717 foot-tall (828 metre) Burj Khalifa in Dubai, though for that ascent he used some safety equipment. “I am afraid, of course, I am a human being like any other. But it doesn’t stop me from doing what I love,” Robert said. “I conquer the fear.”

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013

Obama offers a compromise to faith based organizations on birth control mandate THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Photo by The Associated Press

In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 photo, Syrian citizens pray over the bodies of those who were found dead next to a river last Tuesday and who were not identified by their relatives, in Aleppo, Syria. The bodies of dozens of men, many of them with their hands bound behind their back, were found on the muddy banks of a small river Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 in the northern city of Aleppo.

Syrian opposition leader ready for talks with Assad regime THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUNICH, Germany — Syria’s top opposition leader said Friday that he was willing to sit down for talks with President Bashar Assad’s government to “ease the pain of the Syrian people,” but emphasized that his goal is to “overthrow the regime by peaceful means.” Addressing a gathering of the world’s top diplomats and defence officials at the Munich Security Conference, Moaz al-Khatib reiterated an offer first made on Wednesday, which had provoked an outcry from opposition groups that insist Assad must step down first. “We do believe in the power of the world and we would like to overthrow the regime by peaceful means,” al-Khatib said. But “as a gesture of goodwill we say, just to ease the pain of the Syrian people... we are ready to sit at the negotiating table with the regime.” Speaking through an interpreter, he said that in return, the regime should give a gesture of goodwill by releasing detainees. Al-Khatib was chosen in November to head the Syrian National Coalition, a new umbrella group designed to represent most of the rebels and soothe Western concerns about the ability of the opposition to pull together and present a viable alternative to Assad’s rule. The comments echoed those earlier this week, marking a clear departure from the opposition line, which has been categorical refusal to talk to the government. He asked then for the government to first release tens of thousands of political prisoners. That offer provoked an outcry, and al-Khatib backpedaled, saying he was just expressing his own opinion. The U.S., its Western allies and most opposition groups insist Assad must step down first, a position that Syria’s longtime ally Russia has strongly opposed. Despite the controversy raised by the comments, they marked the first opening for the possibility of dialogue to end a nearly two-yearlong conflict that the U.N. says has killed more than 60,000 people. Al-Khatib was to meet on the sidelines of the conference with U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, who was also going to meet with the international peace

envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov — whose country has been under pressure to end its support for the Assad regime. Brahimi said he was also going to meet with Lavrov, but that he seemed skeptical about achieving a breakthrough. “One has to have some kind of hope, but hope doesn’t mean being starry-eyed,” he said. Of al-Khatib’s willingness to hold talks with the regime, he said: “We may have a new tool in the toolbox to work with.” The Munich conference, in its 49th year, is renowned as a setting where senior officials are able to address policy issues in an informal setting. In addition to Syria, the conflict in Mali took centre stage at the three-day conference, which included a dozen heads of state and government and 70 foreign and defence ministers. German Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere said that the international co-operation in Mali could help make the country an “anchor of stability” in the region, as he urged nations to look at the mission as an example of how improved co-ordination can have long term benefits. De Maiziere said in times of growing cutbacks to military spending, NATO, the European Union, the U.S. and others need to adopt a “strategy of resolute pragmatism” — pooling resources and contributing what they can, when they can. In Mali, for example, many nations are co-operating, including Germany, which has provided military transport aircraft to take forces from the 15-nation West African regional group known as ECOWAS to Mali’s capital, Bamako; France, which has combat troops on the ground helping the local forces in their fight against Islamic extremists; and the U.S., which is helping move French troops and equipment into the country and flying refuelling missions. Going forward, de Maiziere said, the mixture of the U.N., NATO and the EU along with co-operation with local and regional forces as the situation dictates “seems to be an approach we might put to more frequent use.” “In Mali, too, the co-operation between ECOWAS, France and the EU has started to that effect,” he said. “If such a co-operation is successful it might serve as an anchor of stability with far-reaching effects on the region.”

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday proposed a compromise for faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans, trying to appease religious groups that have filed a tide of lawsuits over the president’s signature health care overhaul. Some of the lawsuits appear headed for the Supreme Court, threatening another divisive legal battle over President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the official name for Obama’s health care overhaul, which requires most employers to cover birth control free of charge to female workers as a preventive service. The birth-control rule, first introduced a year ago, became an election issue, with some advocates for women praising the mandate as a victory but some religious leaders decrying it as an attack on faith groups. The law exempted churches and other houses of worship, but not religious charities, universities and hospitals. Catholic bishops, evangelicals and some religious leaders who have generally been supportive of Obama’s policies lobbied fiercely for a broader exemption. The new regulation attempts to create a barrier between religious groups and contraception coverage. Female employees would still have free access through insurers or a third party, but the employer would not have to arrange for the coverage or pay for it. Questions remained about how the services ultimately would be funded, but the Health and Human Services department said any additional cost would be covered by a deduction in federal user fees for whoever issues the policy. The new regulation would also more simply define the religious organizations that are exempt from the requirement altogether. For example, a mosque whose food pantry serves the whole community would not have to comply. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the plan would satisfy the objections of Roman Catholic charities and other faith-affiliated nonprofits nationwide challenging the requirement. The Catholic Church prohibits the use of artificial contraception. Evangelicals generally accept the use of birth control, but some object to specific methods such as the morning-after contraceptive pill, which they argue is tantamount to abortion, and is covered by the policy. Neither the Catholic Health Association, a trade group for hospitals, nor the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had an immediate reaction, saying the regulations were still being studied. But the National Association of Evangelicals, which represents about 40 denominations and works with the administration on immigration and other issues, quickly rejected the rule. It said the change didn’t create enough of a buffer between faith groups and birth control coverage. “The Obama administration should have done the right thing and dropped the contraception mandate, or at least should have exempted all religious organizations,” said Leith Anderson, the association’s president. Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing religious nonprofits and businesses in lawsuits, said many of his clients will still have serious concerns. “This is a moral decision for them,” Duncan said. “Why doesn’t the government just exempt them?” Some women’s advocates were pleased. “The important thing for us is that women employees can count on getting insurance that meets their needs, even if they’re working for a religiously affiliated employer,” said Cindy Pearson, executive director of the National Women’s Health Network. Policy analyst Sarah Lipton-Lubet of the American Civil Liberties Union said the rule appeared to meet the ACLU’s goal of providing “seamless coverage.”

Engineers to vote on strike as Boeing tries to solve 787’s problems THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Just when Boeing really needs its engineers, they’re voting on whether to strike. It’s bad timing for Boeing. The aircraft maker is working around the clock to solve battery problems that have grounded its 787s around the world, and unionized engineers are a big part of that effort. The vote begins Tuesday and runs through Feb. 19. The union has recommended that its members reject Boeing’s contract proposal, hoping the company offers something better, or they may strike. The strike threat is growing just as Boeing is dealing with a host of other problems. It must mollify airlines frustrated about buying a $200 million plane they can’t fly, and it needs to fix the battery problem. U.S. regulators have launched an open-ended review of the 787’s design and construction. And Boeing needs to speed production of the 787 and other planes. Last month a battery on a parked 787 caught fire in Boston. Then on Jan. 16, another 787 had to make an emergency landing in Japan after another battery problem. All 50 787s that Boeing had delivered so far are grounded until the issue is solved. Boeing has said that fixing the 787 is taking its full effort. The effort includes hundreds of members of the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, the union’s executive director, Ray Goforth, said in an interview on Wednesday. The union represents some 23,000 workers at Boeing. Jim McNerney, Boeing Co.’s chairman and CEO, was asked on Wednesday whether a SPEEA strike would impact the investigation into the battery issues. “I think we’re going to have enough experts available to keep looking at this issue if it goes that far,” McNerney said after the company reported financial results.

Goforth said the grounding “”shifted a lot of leverage to us.“ But workers wanted to keep things simple and not take advantage of Boeing’s situation, he said, so they dropped the improvements they had been seeking in favour of extending the contract. Boeing’s counter-offer — the one the union will vote on — mostly does that. However, Boeing wants to drop traditional pensions for future hires, replacing them with 401k plans. Boeing also declined to make two changes that SPEEA wanted that it said would help preserve current retirement benefits. The union sees those as major give-backs that mean the offer should be rejected. Boeing calls the proposed contract its “best and final offer.” The engineers and technical workers in SPEEA work on plans for new planes, as well as solving problems that arise on the factory floor. When a hole gets drilled a millimeter off, or a part is a little too big or too small, a SPEEA member figures out the fix. The union believes a strike would shut down Boeing production lines in Everett, Washington, where its big planes are made, as well as Renton, Washington, where it cranks out more than one of its widely-used 737s every day. The factory-floor assembly work is done by the members of the International Association of Machinists. Goforth believes a strike would also shut down Boeing’s new, non-union plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, which makes 787s in addition to those assembled in Everett. That’s because much of the engineering work on the South Carolina planes are done by SPEEA members in Washington, or who are flown in on assignment to South Carolina, he said. Boeing isn’t saying whether it would keep the plants running through a strike, but it has contingency plans. “We of course don’t want a strike,” spokesman Doug Alder Jr. said. Labour strife has impacted the 787 before. The Machinists walked out in 2008, contributing to a three-and-a-half

year delay in delivering the first 787. It was also one factor in Boeing opening the plant in South Carolina, where laws make it more difficult to unionize. The Machinists approved a new, four-year contract in December 2011. Wall Street welcomed the labour peace, and Boeing shares jumped 12 per cent in the month after the deal was announced. Boeing has posted a profit of about $4 billion each in 2011 and 2012. In December it said it would boost its divi-

dend to shareholders. “Boeing’s big problem, of course, is that it’s doing well” and union members want to be rewarded, said Gary Chaison, a professor of industrial relations at Clark University. Still, Chaison thinks a strike will be avoided. The things they’re fighting over — pensions and other retiree benefits — can be negotiated, he said. And, with all the company’s other issues right now, “Boeing wants this off the table.”

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