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Con guilty Smoke-free zone of bilking hundreds in scam CANVASSED FOR CANCER SOCIETY BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A year in jail, another year on probation and a stern lecture from a judge are the rewards for a Red Deer man who used charitable donations to line his own pockets. Philip Wiggins, 37, was arrested on Dec. 22 by Red Deer RCMP investigating complaints that someone was canvassing donations for the Canadian Cancer Society but was not handing in the money. Appearing by closed-circuit TV from the Calgary Remand Centre, Wiggins pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday to 130 charges of fraud and one of theft under $5,000. The fraud occurred in both Red Deer and Lacombe. Dozens more charges of both theft and fraud were withdrawn. Judge Jim Hunter issued a harsh reprimand after passing sentence, calling Wiggins’s actions morally reprehensible and repugnant. “The fact that people are willing to donate is based on trust,” said Hunter. “There are very few people in our society whose families have not been touched by cancer. It is an insidious disease as people who donate to the cancer society understand. “You breached that trust in large measure.” In an investigation that continued after Wiggins’s arrest, Red Deer RCMP and Lacombe Police ultimately determined that 2,585 people in their respective areas had handed over cheques and cash totalling nearly $40,000, believing the money was going to the cancer society, said Crown prosecutor Murray McPherson. The initial complaint was made by a donor who called the Red Deer office of the Canadian Cancer Society, wondering why a cheque had not cleared. Police learned that Wiggins had been told to stop canvassing prior to his arrest, including one occasion in which donors had complained to the Red Deer office that he was asking for cash instead of cheques. The cancer society had ordered Wiggins on a separate occasion to quit canvassing because of a national directive for the society to cease door to door campaigning, said McPherson. Wiggins continued to collect money at people’s doorways even after being told to stop, he said. Wiggins had canvassed successfully in two previous years and had received a letter of support from the cancer society for a fundraising project he had proposed, he said. In their initial investigation, Red Deer RCMP seized cash, cheques and pledge sheets from Wiggins’s home, adding to a total of $10,708.75 in donations, including about $2,021 in cheques and missing $8,627.75 in cash. Lacombe police determined that Wiggins stole $1,569.79 from donors in their jurisdiction, laying a single charge of theft under for the total, along with 89 additional charges of theft and fraud tied to the individual donations. Weighing an early guilty plea against Wiggins’s past criminal record, which includes fraud, drug possession and assault, McPherson and defence counsel Walter Kubanek joined in seeking a sentence of one year in prison followed by an additional year of probation with strict conditions, including that Wiggins be prohibited from canvassing for charity. Hunter also ordered that Wiggins not be allowed to volunteer in any capacity for any charity or community group. He said it “boggles the mind” how someone could put so much effort into such an act. Hunter directed that all property seized from Wiggins during the investigation be turned over to the Canadian Cancer Society. email@example.com
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The City of Red Deer has passed a smoke-free bylaw that bans smoking within 10 metres of playgrounds, sports fields, spray parks, skating rinks, toboggan hills and skate parks. BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Smoking may next be outlawed at children’s festivals, along parade routes and at public markets in Red Deer. On Monday, city council rubber-stamped its revised smoke-free bylaw by banning smoking within 10 metres in playgrounds, skate parks, toboggan hills, sports fields and skating rinks. Smoke-free advocates applaud council’s first step in clearing the Red Deer outdoor air of second-hand smoke.
2012 homicide stats in line with past history: RCMP BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s homicide tally dropped sharply to two in 2012, after six homicides in 2011 sent shock waves throughout the city. In February 2012, the body of Talia Nellie Meguinis, 27, from Tsuu T’ina Nation near Calgary, was found dumped in the Riverside Industrial area. Nathan Desharnais, 29, of Red Deer is accused of second-degree murder and of committing an indignity to human remains in the death of Meguinis. Desharnais will be in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench for a bail hearing on Friday. In June, Jake Thue, 27, of Lumsden, Sask., was rushed to hospital in Edmonton with serious head injuries after a fight outside a Red Deer hotel. Thue never regained consciousness and died a few days later. Charges were dropped against William JohnstoneVince, after the Crown determined he had been defending himself in the fight that led to the death of Thue. Even though the charges were dropped, the death is still considered a homicide. Red Deer RCMP Supt. Warren Dosko said the 2012 statistics are more in line with past history or a re-
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‘EVERY WEEKEND WE HAVE GOT INCIDENTS THAT HAPPEN WHERE IT’S JUST THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD THAT SOMEBODY DOESN’T DIE.’ — RED DEER RCMP SUPT. WARREN DOSKO
turn to a typical homicide rate in Red Deer. In the last seven years, the city has recorded 15 homicides. Before 2011, the big years in recent memory were in 2008 and 2009, when three homicides were recorded each year. In 2006, there was one homicide. No homicides were recorded in 2007 and 2010. But 2013 has started with two suspicious deaths already. On Jan. 1, the city had its first homicide, in Eastview. And only two weeks later, the RCMP dealt with another suspicious death, again in Eastview. The results of the autopsy in the second death have not been released. “Every weekend we have got incidents that happen where it’s just through the grace of God that somebody doesn’t die,” said Dosko. “There’s lots of assaults with weapons, aggravated assaults where people are critically injured but don’t die.”
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Land slated for biodiesel plant rezoned BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF More than 400 acres of Red Deer County land near Innisfail earmarked for a stalled ethanol and biodiesel complex has been rezoned. The move suggests there is little expectation in the county that the project will go ahead soon. “It’s certainly beyond all of its permitting dead-
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But many are looking to the day when all outdoor events, especially those frequented by children, are declared smoke-free zones. “We were hoping for a little more but in the grand scheme of things this is pretty much best practice in Alberta right now,” said Sarah Hawkins, a Red Deer public policy analyst for the Canadian Cancer Society, Alberta/Northwest Territories. “It looks like council really wants to take an even larger leadership role but they are following due diligence and getting more information. I think it is all positive.”
lines,” said Coun. Dave Hoar, whose division the project fell in. “So, from our perspective if they were to come back they would have to come back and start all over again because we have given them all of the extensions we can possibly give them. “It hasn’t come to be and quite frankly, we haven’t heard much about it.”
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Drunk driving trial focuses on who was behind the wheel
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BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A third, unnamed person may have been at the wheel during a collision that killed a man six years ago, a trial was told as it opened on Tuesday. Nathan Michael Medwid and Preston Clifford Hanson, best friends and roommates, moved from Swan Hills, Man., to seek their fortunes in Alberta’s oilpatch, Crown prosecutor Tony Bell said in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench before Justice Monica Bast. The men were living in Bentley and had gone to Sylvan Lake on the evening of Dec. 4, 2006, to celebrate Nedwid’s purchase of a new car, said Bell. Nedwid, who was 19, died early the next morning after being ejected from his car when it left the highway and rolled into a field alongside Hwy 20, about five km north of Sylvan Lake. The Crown’s case alleges that Hanson was driving the car. Hanson is on trial for impaired driving causing death. Witnesses called to testify on the first day of the trial recalled Hanson giving a variety of versions of who had been driving the car. One account had him sleeping in the back while Nedwid drove. Another placed Nedwid in the front passenger seat while a third person, a young woman picked up at the bar, was at the wheel. Witnesses who were at the scene testified they saw no indication of a third person in the vehicle. A recording of Hanson’s call to 911 includes a statement that somebody had picked the driver up in the field and then left for Red Deer. Communications technician Trevor Mulligan, on his way home to Red Deer after working out of town, said he saw lights in a field and a man standing at the side of the road. The man, identified as Hanson, said his friend needed help, Mulligan testified. Hanson was calling 911 while leading the way to the spot where Nedwid lay. An emergency medical technician who was called to the scene later testified that she recovered a car key that fell out of Hanson’s pocket while he was being admitted to hospital in Red Deer. The trial continues today and was originally scheduled to take three weeks. firstname.lastname@example.org
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BYLAW: Up for review in three months In three months, council will once again delve into the details to potentially prohibit smoking in other outdoor spots and festivals. During the first reading of the bylaw, one person spoke against the bylaw while three others spoke in support. The city has also received dozens of letters of support since the bylaw was first considered for revision last year. Gail Foreman, Central Alberta spokesperson for Action on Smoking and Health, echoed Hawkins’ sentiments and applauded council’s apparent understanding of the issue. “Fifteen or 20 years ago this would be unheard of,” said Foreman. “But we have had a lot of shift in public perception and acceptability. But we know more about the dangers of tobacco use and role modeling for children. The science has come along to support these kind of things. There’s an awareness around that just wasn’t the case years ago.” Hawkins said the bylaws are effective in creating social change and this should be on the minds of councillors and the general public. “They get people to reconsider,” she said. “They get people to discuss it and they empower people to be able to talk to someone if they are smoking around their kid. Look, you can’t actually do that. “We are noticing change that we are excited about.” The city already prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, including drinking establishments and private clubs.
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TwylaJoy Lapointe, community development co-ordinator at the Hub On Ross, spins a hula hoop during a Tuesday night Hula Hoop Jam. Instructor Jodie Seymour offers the free jams every Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Hobbema death ruled to be a homicide The killing of a 16-year-old male in Hobbema early Saturday has now been ruled a homicide. RCMP upgraded the death of the teen to murder after an autopsy was conducted. The Red Deer RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Hobbema RCMP Community Response Unit and Wetaskiwin/Hobbema RCMP General Investigation Section continue to investigate the fatal shooting of the youth on the Samson Cree Nation. Late Saturday, police said they believed the kill-
ing may not have been a random act and that they were checking into whether gangs may have been involved. Police say they continue to follow up on all and any information and are encouraged by the co-operation of community members. Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 780-585-3767 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-TIPS (8477).
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145,000 tonnes of distillers dried grains and solubles, and 100,000 tonnes of marketable carbon dioxide annually. That was downscaled from the original proposal, which would have seen up to 379 million litres of ethanol and an equal volume of biodiesel pumped out annually as part of a $400-million project. But the project never materialized, an apparent victim of a shortage of government funding, increased competition from the U.S. and a glut of biofuels on the market. A company representative could not be reached for comment on Tuesday. Hoar said the zoning in place was specific to the biodiesel plant and restricted other uses for the land. While farmers could continue to farm the land, the zoning did not allow producers to expand their operations or make other improvements. “This just reverts the land to agriculture, frees it up, so the owners can own, operate and manage it as they so wish.” It is the second major project proposed for Red Deer County that failed to live up to its hype in recent years. In 2007, Plasco Energy Group proposed bankrolling and building a $100-million plant to convert 200 tonnes of garbage a day into a syngas that could be used to generate electricity. Years went by with little obvious signs of progress before the project fizzled. In February 2012, nine municipalities, including Red Deer County, on the Central Waste Management Commission decided that it could not guarantee enough garbage to feed the proposed plant and officially abandoned the idea. In December, Plasco announced it was building a waste conversion plant in Ottawa that could process about 400 tonnes a day. It is expected to be operational in 2015. firstname.lastname@example.org
MURDER: Simply a roll of the dice Dosko said often it is simply a roll of the dice. For example, a shooting victim could have died after two men stormed his house in Bower two weeks ago. Instead, he only suffered a shoulder wound. “No matter who you are, when you hear of those type of things in your community, you should be concerned,” said Dosko. “Sometimes those targeted crimes spill over and impact (other) victims.” With an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) set to come on board in Red Deer this year, Dosko said there is bound to be a drop in the amount of organized crime and serious crimes in the city. email@example.com
BIODIESEL: Project never materialized In 2007, the county rezoned 403 acres to direct control district to make way for Alberta Ethanol and Biodiesel GP Ltd.’s plant just north of Innisfail. Spearheaded by Florida-based Dominion Energy Services LLC, the plant was expected to cost approximately $200 million. It would produce 140 million litres of ethanol, 40,000 tonnes of vital wheat gluten,
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Alberta won’t change royalties: Redford EVEN WITH $6 BILLION REVENUE SHORTFALL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says raising royalty rates for energy companies won’t be on the table as experts gather in Calgary this weekend to hash out the provinces’s financial woes. “I don’t know what people are going to say on Saturday at the summit. “I can predict what some people are going to say just based on their reputation,” Redford said Tuesday. “But we made it very clear that we think supporting our energy industry is fundamental to our future economic success. There are other things we need to do as well but very clearly we will not change royalties.” Redford will preside over an economic summit in Calgary that is being billed as an opportunity to brainstorm
‘WE MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WE THINK SUPPORTING OUR ENERGY INDUSTRY IS FUNDAMENTAL TO OUR FUTURE ECONOMIC SUCCESS. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE NEED TO DO AS WELL BUT VERY CLEARLY WE WILL NOT CHANGE ROYALTIES.’ — PREMIER ALISON REDFORD
solutions to the province’s reliance on energy revenues ahead of the March 7 budget. Redford said falling oil prices in the U.S. market will take a $6-billion bite out of Alberta’s bottom line next year and it’s time to figure out ways to improve spending and how to get the province off the roller-coaster of volatile energy revenues. Redford’s predecessor, Ed Stelmach announced a new royalty framework in 2007 that would give Albertans their
“fair share” of the resource they own. However, the energy sector railed against that new regime, moving their investment dollars elsewhere. It forced the Alberta government to do an about-face on its royalty framework to lure activity back to the province. Redford said another matter that won’t be considered is the possibility of re-introducing health-care premiums. The fees cost families about $1,056 a
year before they were eliminated four years ago. The Alberta Medical Association and the province have been negotiating a new deal for doctors for almost two years. Frustrated by the lack of progress, the government imposed a deal on doctors last November, but later backed off, allowing talks to continue. “The salaries of doctors in our whole provincial budget is 8.5 per cent of the provincial budget,” said Redford. “That’s a pretty fundamental decision for us to make representing the people of Alberta as we move forward with a $6 billion revenue shortfall,” she added. “I’ve made it clear that we have no more money.”
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ATA warns government against imposing contract BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Alberta Teachers’ Association is warning the government not to impose a contract on the province’s 42,000 public school teachers. Education Minister Jeff Johnson has been talking about the possibility of a legislated settlement during meetings with individual school boards. Association president Carol Henderson said such talk is needlessly provocative. “I’m extremely puzzled that this minister, and for that matter this government, continues to take a confrontational approach to negotiations with teachers,” she said Tuesday. “I will tell you a legislated settlement — we would consider that a direct and unwarranted attack.” Alberta teachers walked away from talks about a provincewide deal in De-
cember after the government rejected a four-year offer that included no wage increase in the first two years, one per cent in the third year and three per cent in the fourth year. The association is now negotiating separately with each of the province’s 62 public boards. Alberta Education spokeswoman Kim Capstick said some school boards have asked the government to impose a wage settlement because of tight budgets. She said the idea of imposing a deal was first raised by a trustee at one school board, but now Johnson has been raising the issue when he sits down with every board to discuss contract talks. Alberta Education says teachers in the province are among the highest paid in Canada. A teacher with 10 years of experience earns an average of $92,300 per year.
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Alberta Premier Alison Redford, right, and New Brunswick Premier David Alward hold a joint news conference after meeting in Calgary, Tuesday. energy exports go to the United States, which is becoming a less reliable customer, Redford said in a speech earlier Tuesday. At the same time, 40 per cent of Canada currently imports crude from overseas instead of getting it from domestic producers. There are currently two pipeline proposals in the works to connect oilsands crude to eastern markets, though neither has said definitively they would stretch all the way to Saint John. Redford said both are commercially
viable and not in need of government funding. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) plans to reverse the flow of an existing pipeline, Line 9, between southern Ontario and Montreal, to flow from west to east. That project is currently working its way through the regulatory process. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) has said it’s technically and economically feasible for it to convert its part-empty natural gas mainline to oil service. That, too, goes as far as Quebec. TransCanada is in the process of gauging shipper interest in that line.
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CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford has found an ally in her New Brunswick counterpart when it comes to getting landlocked oilsands crude to new markets. New Brunswick Premier David Alward said Tuesday he’d gladly welcome a pipeline carrying oilsands bitumen to the 300,000-barrel-per-day Irving Oil refinery in Saint John — the largest in Canada — with the possibility of also exporting some of that crude by tanker. “We’re open for business,” Alward said at a joint news conference with Redford. “We believe the Saint John refinery can act as an anchor, but certainly allowing Alberta to be able to access the world and diversify Alberta’s markets, that’s great for Alberta. “It’s great for the producers, most importantly, it’s great for every Canadian,” he said. “We have a tremendous resource that right now it’s clear we’re not getting the value that we should be get-
ting and by diversifying the markets, that will allow that to take place.” While pipelines have been politically contentious in many parts of the country, Alward said all three main political parties in New Brunswick are behind the eastern pipeline idea. Alward, whose son works as a pipefitter in the oilsands, spent Monday touring both mining and steam-driven developments around Fort McMurray and meeting with top industry executives. He said he was impressed by both the scale of the projects and the steps taken to reduce their environmental footprint. “For me it was incredibly moving,” he said. The Alberta government has warned of a $6-billion revenue shortfall this year because oilsands crude has been fetching a significantly lower price than U.S. and global benchmarks. At the heart of the problem is a lack of pipeline capacity to get that crude to tidewater, enabling it to access more lucrative markets by tanker and command a better price. As it stands, virtually all of Alberta’s
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Warding off talk of wards Red Deer city council has rarely looked as self-serving and insular as it does today, after refusing to revisit the issue of creating an electoral ward system. On Monday, council rejected a proposal by three councillors — Chris Stephan, Frank Wong and Buck Buchanan — to conduct a plebiscite about shifting to a ward-based council. The plebiscite would have been held in conjunction with the Oct. 21 municipal election. Calling a plebiscite, with a clearly defined question on creating a ward system, would have spawned a healthy, robust — and long overdue — public conversation about the proposal. Instead, council moved to kill the idea — again. It was the second time in less than a year that council has turned away from the issue. Last April, council voted 6-3 to maintain the status quo, rejecting a discussion about a ward system. On the recommendation of city staff, the majority of councillors decided that the current at-large system creates a council that is more plugged into broader issues, resulting in decision making driven by the greater good. Why regional interests can’t be considered when examining the greater
OURVIEW JOHN STEWART good remains a mystery, as is why council is convinced that future wardelected members would be unable or unwilling to broaden their perspectives when necessary. But just because council doesn’t want to talk further about the issue, nor consider a plebiscite on the matter, does that mean citizens should abandon the notion of electing councillors by region? Absolutely not. Alberta’s Municipal Government Act clearly outlines how citizens can force a plebiscite on an issue: through a petition signed by at least 10 per cent of adult citizens of a municipality. The petition signatures must be gathered with scrupulous care. The accuracy required to avoid having a petition refused by council is stringent. But a properly rendered petition puts the power to dictate discussion on an issue in the hands of the people. A clearly worded petition can force council to have citizens vote on either a proposed bylaw or on an explicit question. And then there can be no quibbling later about intent.
Although council still makes the ultimate decision on whether to enact a bylaw, forcing the matter forward, particularly if it carries majority weight from the electorate, can leave little wiggle room for council. There is no guarantee that Red Deerians would be best served by introducing a ward system to elect councillors. But the advantages and disadvantages of moving away from an at-large system certainly deserve widespread discourse. By refusing to endorse a plebiscite on the issue, city council on Monday clearly demonstrated that they don’t believe there is any place for a public discussion on the issue, at least not now. Too many other issues are of greater importance, they say. They don’t want to be distracted by a discussion about wards. But exactly how distracting do they think a public conversation about a ward system would be? Surely council could encourage growth and examine the potential for change without becoming overwhelmed by the debate. And surely councillors understand that the meat of this discussion would
take place in the weeks before Oct. 21, not now while they are addressing those more pressing issues. There’s something fundamentally undemocratic about elected officials deciding in a vacuum how they will be elected. And there’s something more than a little odd about not being willing to at least ask the public a question about wards during a planned spring survey. This week, the provincial government announced that it was reviewing the Conflicts of Interest Act, as it relates to members of the legislature. The goal, to ensure that “elected representatives . . . act ethically and perform their duties with the highest level of integrity,” according to Mike Allen, chair of the Select Special Conflicts of Interest Act Review Committee, is worth noting for all elected officials, not just MLAs. “Often it is not an action but rather the public perception of that action that can raise questions about a member’s conduct,” Allen said. The same holds true for city councillors. And right now, plenty of Red Deer citizens have a tainted perception of the actions of city council. John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.
Why raising taxes is a dumb idea THE ALBERTA TAX TALK, AND DREAMS OF NEW REVENUE, IS BASED ON SOME FLAWED ASSUMPTIONS BY MARK MILKE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The last time Alberta was in a fiscal mess due to low energy revenues and over-the-top government spending, some politicians and pundits said what Albertans really needed was higher taxes. That was back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Those voices were wrong then and they are wrong now. For one thing, any fantasy that a tax hike will solve Alberta’s fiscal woes is the preserve of people who dream in tax-happy Technicolor. Sure, tax reform is desirable. A provincial sales tax would be smart economic policy since sales taxes are some of the least harmful imposts. However, that would be a smart move only if other, more damaging taxes, were reduced or scrapped to offset the new sales tax revenue, i.e., if it were revenue neutral. But many sales tax proponents like it not because of its efficiency, but because they want higher overall taxes, rather than deal with Alberta’s spending problem. Back in the last red-ink era, the government did raise taxes. In particular, in 1987 the province introduced new taxes and raised others by $1 billion, equivalent to 12.5 per cent of then-existing (ownsource) revenues. If the province upped taxes by 12.5 per cent today, the tax hike would amount to $4.4 billion. (I’m crunching the numbers based on the 2012-13 budget. The province no longer updates its revenue projections every quarter.) To put that in terms the average person might care about, a $4.4-billion tax increase would mean one of the following: A 39 per cent hike in resource royalties; or a 47 per cent hike in provincial personal
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income taxes; or a doubling of corporate income tax; or a 250 per cent hike in the provincial portion of your property tax. So pick your poison. The Alberta tax talk, and dreams — for politicians — of new revenue, is based on some flawed assumptions. One is that behaviour doesn’t change if new and higher taxes come into play. But remember when then-premier Ed Stelmach tried to raise resource royalty rates? That didn’t bring in the intended extra cash, because when you make some wells uneconomic to drill, any higher percentage of an undrilled well amounts to zero in actual dollars. That doesn’t mean royalty rates can never be revisited; it does mean a government cannot impose a “rent” that defies the economic reality of a necessary return on investment. That return must trump what might result from putting cash in a bank, or from exploring outside of Alberta. Another wrong assumption is that, because new Albertans create a demand for new infrastructure, higher taxes are a necessity. However, new Albertans also pay taxes; it’s not as if they are freeloading. The need for new schools and hospitals could more easily be serviced if the province was prudent on program spending (and thus created room for capital expenses). For example, program expenditures are the largest portion of the provincial budget. In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the province spent $45.1 billion (program, capital and interest payments combined). Of that, one per cent was spent on debt interest with 13 per cent for capital expenditures; fully 86 per cent went to programs. More capital spending could be afforded with cur-
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What is world-class? B.C. asks Northern Gateway about spill plans BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The B.C. government says its support for the Northern Gateway pipeline is partly contingent upon a world-class oil spill response plan, but the federal review panel weighing the project has heard what constitutes “world-class” is open to a great deal of interpretation. The panel heard Tuesday that Enbridge (TSX:ENB) has committed to a world-class response plan. The project exceeds standards simply because it has taken extended responsibility beyond the pipeline and tanker terminal, testified Ed Owens, a project consultant from Polaris Applied Sciences and one of 10 company experts being questioned under oath this week on marine oil spills. “In reality, there is no standard, there is no number against which one can compare. International best practices are a combination of a number of things — not just equipment, not just how much boom, how many pumps you have — but how do you design the overall system,” Owens said under questioning by lawyers for the B.C. government. “This is not an area that would typically be a responsibility of the project.
This is a pipeline and a marine terminal project and typically their responsibility as soon as the vessel leaves the dock... that becomes a shipping responsibility,” Owens said. “This does exceed, basically, what anybody else has ever tried to do.” Even an agreement on world-standard response times and clean-up capacity eluded the panel. Northern Gateway has committed to a capacity to contain 36,000 cubic metres, or 32,000 tonnes, of oil within 10 days of a spill. Canadian regulations require a capacity of 10,000 tonnes. Alaska, in the wake of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, requires a capacity to clean-up 47,700 cubic metres within 72 hours. But the two cannot be compared, experts said. The type of skimmers, emulsifying of the oil in the water, the weather — all affect the response, the review panel was told. It’s “apples and oranges,” Owens said. Trying to eliminate the differences — even between Prince William Sound, where Exxon Valdez dumped 41,600 cubic metres of oil into the Pacific, and the north coast of B.C. — is really challenging, said Owen McHugh, another expert on the company panel.
Canadian dual national suspected in Bulgaria bombing BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A Canadian “dual national” living in Lebanon is believed to be involved in the deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria last July, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird confirmed Tuesday. But key questions remained unanswered as Canada coped with the second revelation by a foreign government in recent weeks that Canadians allegedly took part in terrorist attacks abroad. Baird attempted to fill the information void, by repeatedly calling on the European Union to ban the terrorist group Hezbollah, echoing Israel and the United States. But that did little to prevent the minister from being peppered by questions about this latest incident in Bulgaria, which overshadowed a planned announcement of new measures to deter Canadian companies from bribing foreign officials. Baird said the terror suspect had dual Canadian and Lebanese citizenship, but lived in Lebanon. He added that the suspect is still at large, and it
remains unclear when he was last in Canada. “This is not a resident of Canada. It’s a dual national who I am told resides in Lebanon,” Baird told a news conference on Parliament Hill. “I couldn’t even tell you the last time this person was in Canada.” Bulgaria’s interior minister suggested the suspect was much more active in Canada. “We have followed their entire activities in Australia and Canada so we have information about financing and their membership in Hezbollah,” said Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov. The suspect entered Bulgaria with a Canadian passport, and is believed linked to Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group and political party that Canada has designated a terrorist organization. The suspect took part in an attack that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian driver. “We have well-grounded reasons to suggest that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,” said Tsvetanov. “We expect the government of Lebanon to assist in the further investigation.”
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The son of Canadian Zahra Kazemi says he gets no satisfaction from the reported arrest of the man who sent his mother to an Iranian prison where she was tortured and killed. Stephan Hashemi told The Canadian Press on Tuesday that former Iranian prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi is merely a small fish in the country’s repressive regime. “It’s the regime who are killing people, who are torturing people, who are creating all this misery,” Hashemi said. “It’s not Mortazavi. Mortazavi is just one little guy among them.
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“Who is Mortazavi? He’s nobody.” Iran’s state media reported Tuesday that Mortazavi was arrested, two years after a parliamentary probe found the senior government official responsible for deaths by torture of at least three jailed anti-government protesters. Mortazavi, a close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was taken to Tehran’s Evin prison late Monday night, according to the reports, which gave few details on the arrest. Evin is the notorious facility where Kazemi spent the last agonizing days of her life in 2003. Kazemi was an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist who was beaten, raped and killed after her arrest for photographing wives of detainees outside the prison.
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LETHBRIDGE— Police in southern Alberta say the disappearance of a young family man late last week was a hoax. Matthew Aaron Robillard’s relatives called police Thursday when the 25-year-old Lethbridge man failed to show up for work at a Scotiabank in nearby Picture Butte. His car was later discovered with a smashed window in an industrial area near the Calgary airport. Media reported his keys, wallet and phone had been left in the car along with a strange package of cigarettes. He apparently didn’t smoke. Investigators found Robillard, a married father of a six-month-old baby, Saturday morning in a Calgary hotel. They say they are considering whether to lay a public mischief charge. “Matthew Aaron Robillard left of his own volition and took deliberate steps to cast suspicion on his disappearance,” Lethbridge police Staff Sgt. Ian Sanderson said Tuesday. “Police are satisfied Robillard’s family was not complicit in his hoax. They genuinely believed he was missing. “Police are not seeking any other subjects.” Sanderson said Robillard “was not the victim of a crime.” The staff sergeant wouldn’t reveal why the man wanted to disappear. The case brings to mind a high-profile disappearance that also happened in Lethbridge. A decade ago, city alderwoman Dar Heatherington made international headlines for faking her disappearance. The married mother vanished while in Montana on city business and was found three days later in Las Vegas. She claimed she had been drugged and abducted, but later recanted the story and was convicted of public mischief. She was also convicted of inventing a stalker. Following a feud with her colleagues about keeping her job, she resigned from city council. Sanderson said considerable energy went into the search for Robillard. About a dozen officers in Lethbridge and Calgary spent time looking for him.
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Help-wanted index sees jobs reversal The Conference Board of Canada says its help-wanted index suggests the economy might have lost jobs in January. With new government labour data due out Friday, the private thinktank says its reading of labour markets suggests the economy lost 16,600 jobs last month. The would be a major reversal of the previous two months, which saw a total of 100,000 jobs created in November and December. The Conference Board says the forward-looking help-wanted index fell 2.4 points in December. The board said almost every provincial index posted a decline during the month — Quebec and New Brunswick being the only exceptions.
$90 million commodity hub planned for Sask. A major grain storage and handling company is planning a $90 million hub in southeastern Saskatchewan to ship grain and oil. Ceres Global Ag Corp. has bought about 607 hectares of land in Northgate, which is east of Estevan, along the border with North Dakota and plans to build the commodity logistics hub. The hub would be connected to BNSF Railway’s United States rail network. It says the connection will give shippers access to customers in 28 states, Pacific and Gulf ports, and Mexico along BNSF’s nearly 51,500 kilometre network. Construction is planned to start in the spring, with initial grain and oil shipments expected later in 2013. The facility will be built over three years, and has been designed ultimately to handle up to 40 million bushels of grain annually and 70,000 barrels of oil per day.
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Ambassadors program revived PROGRAM WAS CREATED HELP ATTRACT INVESTMENT FROM INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSES, AND PROMOTING BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS THAT BENEFIT THE REGION BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The International Ambassadors Program is back in the business of attracting business. Launched about three years ago, the program was created to support Central Alberta: Access Prosperity in its mandate of supporting local businesses, attracting investment from international businesses, and promoting business-to-business relationships that benefit the region. Members included business and industry leaders from Central Alberta. Danielle Klooster, business retention, expansion and investment officer with Central Alberta: Access Prosperity, said the
ambassadors were encouraged to promote this region when travelling and interacting with other business people, and to assist new and prospective investors and businesses here. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity has been using the ambassadors as resource people, but the program became inactive, she said. A meeting held Tuesday at Red Deer College was intended to breathe new life into the International Ambassadors Program. About 15 people participated in a discussion about the program and what it should do. These included consultants, realtors, municipal representatives, engineers and manufacturers, said Klooster, adding that
about a half-dozen others who didn’t attend expressed interest in joining the group. “I was seriously impressed with the work they did this morning, in terms of coming up with what they want and how they want it to look . . . and their commitment to working to grow the Central Alberta economic pie,” she said. Specifically, said Klooster, the group agreed to meet every second month. They want to discuss issues of local importance and to be informed about economic happenings in the region. “One of the things that they talked about this morning, that I thought was really critical, was the issue of our skills deficit and our need to attract labour.”
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Aggressive resource pursuit raising risks BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s aggressive pursuit of resource development is exposing the country to heightened environmental and financial risks that are not being properly handled by federal regulators, a new audit says. In his final report to Parliament after five years on the job, Scott Vaughan — Canada’s commissioner of the environment and sustainable development — said government is not keeping sufficient tabs on mining in the North, offshore drilling in the Atlantic and hydraulic fracturing in hundreds of thousands of shale gas wells sprouting up across the country. Nor are regulators adequately equipped to deal with major oil spills or an expected 300 per cent increase in tanker traffic off the West Coast, the report states. Coupled with previous reports that question oversight of pipelines and the oilsands, “you end up with a portrait where there are some serious questions about the federal capacity to safeguard Canada’s environment,” Vaughan said. “We know that there’s a boom in natural resources in this country. I think what we need now, given the gaps, given the problems that we’ve found, is a boom in environmental protection in this country as well. “Because these need to move hand in hand.” Instead, he found that in many cases, government regulators can’t, or won’t, fig-
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Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development Scott Vaughan speaks during a press conference in the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 following the tabling of his ‘2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’ in the House of Commons.
‘WE KNOW THAT THERE’S A BOOM IN NATURAL RESOURCES IN THIS COUNTRY. I THINK WHAT WE NEED NOW, GIVEN THE GAPS, GIVEN THE PROBLEMS THAT WE’VE FOUND, IS A BOOM IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION IN THIS COUNTRY AS WELL.’ — SCOTT VAUGHAN, CANADA’S COMMISSIONER OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
ure out what they are supposed to be doing. They are reeling from dramatic changes to environmental legislation, outdated requirements, confusing lines of responsibility and large holes of missing information. At stake, he said, is Canada’s reputation as an exporter, as well as the habitat of fragile ocean ecosystems. “You can’t have environmental protection trying to catch up with legacy issues that have been left because of a boom in natural resources. I think this is a cautionary tale from this report: right now there is an imbalance.”
Specifically, the commissioner found that the two Atlantic offshore petroleum boards are not ready to respond to major oil spills, despite a complex array of regulations and procedures. The government had asked Vaughan to audit the offshore boards after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico prompted questions about how Canada would handle a similar situation. Vaughan found jurisdictional confusion that has led to a lack of co-ordination and significant gaps in the way authorities were monitoring the activities of companies.
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On-ice experiences help make iTunes App DUSTIN SPROAT DEVELOPS SHNARPED HOCKEY BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR
Red Deer native Dustin Sproat is optimistic an iTunes hockey app he helped develop — called Shnarped Hockey — will be a hit with professional players and fans.
Dustin Sproat knows a thing or two about hockey. The 32-year-old developed his skills in the Red Deer Minor Hockey system before playing with the Drayton Valley Thunder in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the Princeton University Tigers in Division 1 of the NCAA. He also spent three years in the East Coast Hockey League with the Fresno Falcons and Cincinnati Cyclones, and is currently a member of the Bentley Generals Senior AAA Hockey Club. Sproat has taken some of his on-ice expertise and connections, and packaged them into an iTunes App that he hopes will
catch on with fans and players. Available to iPhone, iPod and iPad users since October, Shnarped Hockey contains statistics — as well as biographical and personal information — about all of the players in the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, Central Hockey League and ECHL. The free app also gives users a direct Twitter link to the players they’re tracking, as well as the means to congratulate those players and receive a response. Sproat said this interactive feature, and Shnarped Hockey’s inclusion of four pro leagues in its database, distinguish it from other hockey apps. Currently, more than 150 pro players are verified users.
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TFSA or RRSP contribution? It depends on you!
— The Canadian Press
In previous articles I have discussed Mr. Money’s favourite investment rule for increasing net worth: the Rule of 72, which provides an indication of the number of years that it takes a sum invested to double. For example, a thousand dollars invested today at five per cent would double in value in just over 14 years. Of course what this rule does not fully demonstrate is the true
negative impact of income taxes on your ability to reach your stated financial goals. If you invest a thousand dollars in a taxable investment, and are in the 32 per cent marginal tax bracket, you would earn an aftertax return of 3.4 per cent, and your investment would need an additional seven years to double. Given this sobering fact, many ask what is a better strategy — a tax-free savings account (TFSA)
or a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) deposit? It depends on a number of factors: what you expect your retirement income will be, and by extension, the tax rate in retirement; whether you expect your income to be subject to the old age supplement (OAS) claw back of 15 per cent; and how much you owe in personal debt.
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WITHDRAWAL: Treated as tax free from TFSA As a general rule, the taxman treats all withdrawals from a TFSA as tax free, and thus not included in income, in determining the OAS clawback. In contrast, RRSP contributions provide a tax deduction, reducing taxes owing, and providing ongoing tax-deferred savings in your working years. However, all registered retirement income fund (RRIF) withdrawals made while collecting OAS are added to income in testing whether you are subject to the OAS clawback. If your income is greater than $69,562, as of 2013, at least a portion of OAS payments will be clawed back. Another example will help us to better understand these rules. Assume that your post-retirement income will be greater than $69,562 — the OAS clawback threshold. A TFSA withdrawal of $10,000 would not be subject to income taxes, nor would it be included in income when determining any impact on your OAS benefits. In contrast, $10,000 in RRIF payments would be fully subject to taxes, and included in income to determine the OAS clawback. After taxes, you would have $6,400 in cash flow. However, factoring in for the OAS clawback, your net RRIF income would be reduced by an additional $960. If your post-retirement income is less than the OAS threshold, say $40,000, your marginal tax rate would be 25 per cent. Once again, a $10,000 TFSA withdrawal would be tax-free. Moreover, given that your income is lower than the OAS clawback threshold, this withdrawal would not be subject to additional taxation, such as the clawback. So which is better — an RRSP or a TFSA contribution? It depends on the time frame you are considering and your overall personal situation. If you expect post-retirement income to be over the OAS clawback threshold, a TFSA contribution is potentially better. If you expect post-retirement income to be lower than the OAS clawback threshold, an RRSP contribution is potentially better. However, this does not give many of us immediate comfort, especially if our retirement is many years away. So perhaps a better short- to mediumterm strategy is to maximize current household cash flows. In other words, maximize RRSP contributions that either reduce taxes paid today or even provide a cash inflow in the form of a tax refund. A $5,000 RRSP contribution today could potentially provide a household in the 32 per cent tax bracket a $1,600 tax refund, which could be used to make a TFSA contribution — diversifying sources of post-retirement income between RRSPs and TFSAs. This would give you flexibility in the future. If you have a credit card or other unsecured debts, using the refund to pay down debts would increase your net worth immediately, and save you money in the form of reduced interest expense. The refund, used to pay down a credit card debt priced at 19.9 per cent would be a significant tax-free return on investment. Where else can you earn 19.9 per cent? In the final analysis, it is your choice whether you make an RRSP or a TFSA contribution. Both have short- and longterm benefits that help you maintain control of your financial destiny.
“But maybe more importantly, it’s the network that we have of players.” The founders’ hockey background is evident from the name Shnarped. It’s derived from Shnarps, a card game often played by pro players during road trips. Sproat said he’s received good feedback from players using the app. “The people who have it use it a lot and they say really good things about it.” Some have commented positively about fans’ ability to send them messages, including a complimentary “pound” to players they deem deserving of praise. “It’s like a tap on the shin pads kind-of-thing,” said Sproat. Currently completing an MBA at the University of British Columbia, Sproat has been returning to Central Alberta on weekends to play with the Generals. He said work on his masters, as well as the engineering degree he earned at Princeton, helped him develop Shnarped Hockey. “I’ve been working on this for two years now.” Improvements planned for the future include the addition of player video highlights and news articles. “It’s definitely a work in progress.” Additional information about Shnarped Hockey can be found onoine at www.shnarped.com. email@example.com
GROUP: Networking The group also discussed the value of networking with and supporting new businesses. Klooster said the International Ambassadors Program can provide credibility when efforts are being made to woo prospective investors and business people to this region. Participants benefit from their involvement, she said, including the opportunity to network with and do business with those contemplating an investment or business in Central Alberta, and with other ambassadors as well. “They develop their own sort of community.” Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a partnership involving Red Deer Regional Economic Development and Central Alberta Economic Partnership, with the former organization an alliance of the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce and Red Deer College. Anyone interested in learning more about the International Ambassadors Program or getting involved can contact Klooster at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 403-356-4932. email@example.com
ENVIRONMENT: Overhaul “They have not established or updated policies and procedures to guide environmental assessments, and they are not systematically tracking measures to prevent or reduce environmental impacts,” Vaughan writes. The boards — and the handful of federal departments they work with — have not yet figured out how to apply the new environmental assessment regime, which was dramatically overhauled last summer in one of the federal government’s budget omnibus bills. The chief executive of the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board acknowledged the need to respond to the criticisms, but also said that spill prevention would remain the board’s priority, and that the main responsibility for actual spills lies with companies.
Fabricland on the move Fabricland is vacating its bulging shop at 2119 Gaetz Ave. in favour of more spacious premises elsewhere in Red Deer. The fabric store is advertising a close-out sale in anticipation of the move, which a staff member said is expected to occur at the end of April. The employee, who did not want to be identified, said Fabricland’s new location will be Unit 1, 5239 53rd Ave. That’s the former site of A&B Sound, a home electronics retailer that closed its Red Deer store in 2006 and went out of business two years later. The site was occupied from June 2008 to October 2010 by second-hand store Katch 22, with Bianca Amor’s Liquidation Supercentre moving into a portion of the space in July 2009. The Fabricland staff member said the new location will be about double the size of the store’s current site, which has about 1,500 square feet. Fabricland’s website said the Canadian chain consists of more than 130 stores, and started with a single outlet in Toronto in 1968.
Red Deer County tweaks clubroot policy Red Deer County has tweaked its clubroot policy to make it less restrictive. In response to the spread of the crop disease throughout Alberta, council approved a policy in 2008 to dictate the steps that must be taken when the disease is detected. Under those rules, a farmer was prohibited from growing a host crop for the disease for five years once it was discovered in a field. However, significant strides have been taken in seed technology and the development of clubrootresistant varieties. A report to council by Art Preachuk, the county’s ag services manager, said that since the level of infection found in the municipality is minimal, “a five-year prohibition on the growth of cash crop may be unnecessary, especially if resistant varieties are available.” Under changes to the policy, landowners whose property has been found infected with clubroot may be prohibited from growing canola, mustard or other susceptible crops for up to five years. However, considerations may be given if clubroot-resistant varieties are used. Coun. Philip Massier said considering the new seeds becoming available, it makes sense to provide flexibility in the policy. Clubroot was discovered in canola fields northwest of Edmonton in Sturgeon County in 2003. It has spread rapidly since. Infected plants develop galls on their roots that adversely affect growth and yields. Spores can remain dormant for years. In addition to Red Deer County, clubroot has also been found in Central Alberta in the Stettler, Lacombe and Ponoka counties.
HOCKEY: NHLers try These include more than 30 NHLers, among them Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings, Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers and Logan Couture of the San Jose Sharks. In fact, said Sproat, hockey players were firmly in his mind, and the minds of his partners Kyle Hagel and Kamil Sikorski, when they created Shnarped Hockey. He described how pro players are always seeking information about friends and former teammates playing in other leagues. “We built this cool tracking system so they can kind of keep track of their buddies as they get called up and sent down.” The wealth of data provided by the app would also be valuable to coaches and scouts, said Sproat. “We should be adding NCAA and hope to be adding some junior leagues sometime soon, so that will help the scouting.” As important as it is to get pro players using Shnarped Hockey, the buy-in of fans is essential for its long-term viability. “At some point somebody is going to have to pay for something,” explained Sproat. That “something” could take the form of in-app purchases, such as system upgrades or bonus features. But for now, the plan is to build the community of Shnarped Hockey users — both players and fans. Sproat and Hagel played together at Princeton, and later at Fresno. Hagel is currently a member of the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. “It was because of my and Kyle’s playing experience that we were able to come up with the product,” said Sproat.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 112.91 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.25 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.05 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.13 Cdn. National Railway . . 95.49 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 113.34 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 74.00 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.03 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.00 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 32.31 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.44 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 25.99 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.66 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.59 Horizons BPRO NM Gas . 4.00 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 19.90 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.94 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.03 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 46.03 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 40.13 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 66.83 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 16.56 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.24 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.31 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 69.89 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.08 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.77 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.82 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.24 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.12 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.48 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70.77 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.55 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 32.42 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.65 First Quantum Minerals . 20.31 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 35.74 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 11.31 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 70.22 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.17 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 41.80 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.77
Teck Resources . . . . . . . 36.87 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 23.63 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 34.60 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.09 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.31 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 48.43 Calfrac Well Services . . . 26.29 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.25 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.76 Canyon Services Group. 11.04 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.38 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.720 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.37 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.07 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 89.74 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 40.91 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.64 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 31.37 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.93 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.39 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.55 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.74 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.67 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.33 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.16 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 34.38 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.54 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.92 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.19 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.75 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.47 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.81 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.74 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 31.14 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.05 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 25.80 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 42.61 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 65.68 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 14.51 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 78.78 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.68 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 62.04 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 29.10 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.91
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Tuesday amid data that indicated the eurozone economy is improving and a positive reception for BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone. The S&P/TSX composite index was off early highs partly because of declining gold stocks but still ahead 28.02 points to 12,745.65 while the TSX Venture Exchange was down 1.23 points at 1,215.27. BlackBerry (TSX:BB) (NASDAQ:BBRY) shares were up 95 cents, or 6.34 per cent, to $15.94 on very heavy volume
of 18 million shares on the TSX as the new touchscreen device went on sale in Canada. It went on sale in the U.K. last week but won’t be available in the U.S. until mid-March because of further testing being done by U.S. phone carriers. The stock has been very volatile since the new product was launched last Wednesday and analysts say that won’t change until BlackBerry’s next earnings are released in a couple of months and investors find out just how well the phone has sold. “They’ve at least rolled the product up, so people can touch it, feel it, use it,” said Craig Fehr,
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This chart is compiled by the Advocate each week with figures supplied by financial institutions operating locally. Term deposit rates are for $5,000 balances, while guaranteed investment certificates are for $1,000 balances. Figures are subject to change without notice. Canadian markets specialist with Edward Jones in St. Louis. “(But) at the end of the day, it’s going to be about phone sales. It’s going to be about contracts, revenues and what they do with their cash position, how much they will have to pay to make themselves a little bit more relevant again in this smartphone space. And all of that remains a question mark.” There was also major acquisition activity in the tech sector as computer maker Dell agreed to be taken private by its founder and a group of investors that includes Microsoft in a deal worth US$24.4 billion. Shareholders are receiving $13.65 per share for their stock. Dell shares inched up 15 cents to US$13.42. The Canadian dollar edged up 0.24 of a cent at 100.38 cents US. New York’s Dow Jones industrials advanced 99.22 points to 13,979.30. The Nasdaq climbed 40.41 points to 3,171.58 and the S&P 500 index gained 15.58 points to 1,511.29. Markit, a financial information group, said its purchasing managers’ index for the eurozone economy rose to a 10-month high of 48.6 in January from 47.2 in December. Despite the data, the region continues to face a number of headwinds, including the serious government debt problems of many of its members. Meanwhile, Italy’s general election at the end of this month looks like it may yield a split
parliament, which would make it more difficult to push through much needed economic reforms. And the Spanish government is embroiled in a corruption scandal over alleged secret cash payments that has raised questions over the future of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Worries about the eurozone helped send North American markets lower on Monday, prompting some investors to take profits from strong gains racked up in January. “What yesterday showed was that the financial crisis and the debt crisis in Europe is not solved and is still one of those things that can cut the strings from this rally a bit,” added Fehr. “But I think this data does show that it’s the rate of change that’s really improving. We’re seeing a slowdown in the rate of contraction which has to start before you grow again.” The consumer staples sector was the second biggest advancer next to the tech sector as grocer Loblaw Cos. (TSX:L) gained 58 cents to $40.77. Industrial stocks helped take the TSX higher with transport giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) ahead a dime to $4.05. The energy sector was up 0.57 per cent with the March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 47 cents to US$96.64 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) climbed 22 cents to C$34.38. March copper was unchanged at US$3.77 a pound and the base metals sector 0.23
added per cent. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) ran up 36 cents to C$36.87. The gold sector was the leading TSX decliner, down about 0.5 per cent while April bullion declined $2.90 to US$1,673.50 an ounce. Alamos Gold (TSX:AGI) faded 28 cents to C$15.03. On the earnings front, telecom provider Bell Aliant Inc. (TSX:BA) says it had $70 million of net income or 31 cents a share in the fourth quarter, a $10-million decline from the same period of 2011. Adjusted earnings came in at 37 cents, four cents less than expectations. The regional telecom company’s operating revenue was down 0.8 per cent to $695 million and its shares were up 63 cents to $26.18. In other corporate developments, the two rival groups that have been competing to buy Primaris Retail Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:PMZ.UN), one of Canada’s largest shopping mall operators, have reached a $4.6-billion compromise. Some of the Primaris properties will be bought by the KingSett Capital consortium but H&R Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:HR.UN) will end up owning Primaris and the rest of its portfolio. Primaris units were 57 cents higher to $27.50 while H&R units lost 16 cents to $23.50. U.S. indexes were also lifted by solid housing data. Home prices jumped by the most in 6 1/2 years in December, helped along by a low supply of available homes and rising demand. CoreLogic, a real estate data
provider, says home prices rose 8.3 per cent in December compared with a year earlier. However, the Institute for Supply Management’s index of non-manufacturing activity dipped to 55.2 in January from 55.7 in December. That’s above the 12-month average of 54.5. The report measures growth in industries that cover 90 per cent of the work force, including retail, construction, health care and financial services. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: March ’13 $4.70 higher $637.80; May ’13 $4.30 higher $625.90; July ’13 $2.90 higher $614.20; Nov. ’13 $1.00 lower $564.50; Jan. ’14 $1.50 lower $563.00; March ’14 $1.70 lower $561.50; May ’14 $1.70 lower $559.40; July ’14 $1.70 lower $557.50; Nov. ’14 $1.70 lower $546.30; Jan ’15 $1.70 lower $546.30; March ’15 $1.70 lower $546.30. 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. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 568,180 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 568,180.
New BlackBerry hits shelves U.S. home prices BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — While the new BlackBerry only landed in Canadian stores on Tuesday and there weren’t lineups around the block, telecom carriers were already clamouring to declare the smartphone a winner with no hard numbers to back it up. Expectations are set high for the BlackBerry to be a hit out of the gate, and executives at both the smartphone maker and the telecom carriers took no chances as they crafted a bombastic debut for the device. Still, gleaning any certainty from what happened is nearly impossible. In downtown Toronto, a flurry of activity unfolded at a Rogers store where the company paired its chief executive Nadir Mohamed with BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins for a photo opportunity before 24 specially-invited customers picked up their preordered phones for the cameras. The duo then headed across the city to talk about the future of
telecom to a Bay Street audience at the Empire Club of Canada. Elsewhere, fellow wireless carrier Bell proclaimed that preorders for the new phone broke its previous records for BlackBerry presales. “We’re seeing intense interest today — sales are quite robust,” spokesman Albert Lee said in an email. But the company couldn’t provide sales data for either the new phones or the previous models sold years ago. The secrecy around Bell’s sales claims was for “competitive reasons,” Lee said. At Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Mohamed said that “thousands have registered for the device” through the telecom company’s website, though he did not provide any specific figures. Telus added: “We have seen a very positive response from our customers,” while declining to provide figures. Anecdotes from the U.K., where the phone launched last week, suggest the new BlackBerry is selling at a steady pace. Some
stores have reported running out of the device, though it’s unclear how many units the locations had received before their inventory dried up. “It doesn’t really tell us much,” said Carl Howe, vice-president of consumer research at Yankee Group. “But I’m sure BlackBerry was cautious in how they stocked things.” The smoke and mirrors approach around a product launch has become almost expected by the cynical consumer, but it can also prove critical to a product’s success and part of the marketing effort. Howe suggests that in the case of the BlackBerry, it’s necessary. “They are undoubtedly worried and they don’t want to create a bad first impression,” said Howe. “I think it’s smart ... I think it’s exactly what they should be doing. “Everybody is watching.” BlackBerry, once the dominant smartphone, is competing in a technology world that has undergone massive change over the past few years, and not just in its hardware.
Chief Spence calls meeting to discuss blockade on road to diamond mine THE CANADIAN PRESS Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence has called a band council meeting for Thursday to discuss a blockade on a winter road leading to a De Beers diamond mine. De Beers Canada says a group of residents of the remote northern Ontario reserve set up the blockade on Monday on a road the company uses to move in supplies like fuel, machine parts and equipment that would be too heavy to fly in. De Beers and Attawapiskat band officials met with the blockaders on Tuesday afternoon. Aboriginal Peoples
Television Network reports one of the band officials involved in talks is Danny Metatawabin, who was Spence’s spokesman during her recent hunger protest in Ottawa. De Beers spokesman Tom Ormsby says the blockade has not yet impacted the mine’s operations, but has forced De Beers to cease operations on the road. The mine — 90 kilometres west of Attawapiskat — has a large aboriginal workforce, but First Nation has complained that its share of the bounty from the mine isn’t getting back to the community. A federal review of the relationship be-
tween De Beers’ Victor mine and Attawapiskat showed that government support for training and capacity did not start soon enough to deal with the huge lack of skills in the First Nation. Attawapiskat Deputy Chief Gerald Mattanais told APTN he believes the blockade was launched over specific and personal reasons primarily over things like employment. “In the past, some people lost employment at Victor and others were recently fired and others did not respond to their obligations,” said Mattanais. A lengthy blockade could have a detrimental
impact on Attawapiskat because some in the community work as subcontractors for the mine and depend on the road for work, Mattanais said. “Sub-contractors we have from our community can’t even go to work on their road.”
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jump in December THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. home prices jumped by the most in 6 ½ years in December, spurred by a low supply of available homes and rising demand. Home prices rose 8.3 per cent in December compared with a year earlier, according to data Tuesday from CoreLogic, a real estate data provider. That is the biggest annual gain since May 2006. Prices rose last year in 46 of 50 states. Home prices also rose 0.4 per cent in December from the previous month. That’s a healthy increase given that sales usually slow over the winter months. Steady increases in prices are helping fuel the housing recovery. They’re encouraging some people to sell homes and enticing some would-be buyers to purchase homes before prices rise further. Higher prices can also make homeowners feel wealthier. That can encourage more consumer spending. Most economists expect prices to keep rising this year. Sales of previously-occupied homes reached their highest level in five years in 2012 and will likely keep growing. Home build-
ers, encouraged by rising interest from customers, broke ground on the most new homes and apartments in four years last year. Ultra-low mortgage rates and steady job gains have fueled more demand for houses and apartments. More people are moving out into their own homes after doubling up with friends and relatives in the recession. At the same time, the number of previouslyoccupied homes for sale has fallen to the lowest level in 11 years. The housing recovery is also boosting job creation. Construction companies have added 98,000 jobs in the past four months, the best hiring spree since the bubble burst in 2006. Housing has been a leading driver of past recoveries. But the bursting of the housing bubble pushed a flood of foreclosed homes on the market at low prices. That made it hard for builders to compete. And a collapse in home prices left millions of homeowners owing more on their mortgages than their houses were worth. That made it difficult to sell. Now, six years after the bubble burst, those barriers are fading.
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ESKS SEND MESSAM TO ALOUETTES The Montreal Alouettes acquired running back and former CFL Outstanding Canadian Jerome Messam from the Edmonton Eskimos for a sixthround draft pick. The six-foot-three 245pound Messam was named the league’s top Canadian in 2011 when he became the first non-import to rush to more than 1,000 yards since Sean Millington in 2000. He had 1,057 yards and six touchdowns on 195 carries that season. The Brampton, Ont., native missed half of last season in a failed bid to crack the Miami Dolphins lineup, rejoining Edmonton in late August. He had 168 yards rushing and one TD over the last nine games of the season. He began his CFL career in 2010 with the B.C. Lions.
● Curling: Red Deer Farmers/Farmerettes Bonspiel, Red Deer Curling Centre. ● JV basketball: Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, Stettler at Rocky Mountain House, Ponoka at Wetaskiwin, Lacombe at Camrose; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● AJHL: Grande Prairie at Olds, 7:30 p.m. Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer at Prince George, 8 p.m. (The Drive).
Flames fry Red Wings BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flames 4 Red Wings 1 DETROIT — Miikka Kiprusoff is one of the most durable goalies in the NHL. Now, the Calgary Flames aren’t sure when they’ll get him back. Kiprusoff, who has played in more than 70 games each of the past seven seasons, had to leave a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night after two periods because of a lower-body injury. “He’s going to be re-evaluated (Wednesday). I can’t tell you any more,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. Kiprusoff made 19 saves and backup Leland Irving stopped all six shots he faced in the third period. Jarome Iginla, who scored his first goal of the season, talked about what Kiprusoff means to Calgary. “You take for granted how good he is and how consistent he is,” the Flames’ captain said. “He’s a big part of our team.” Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist, and Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. Mike Cammalleri had two assists. “We kind of carried over from our last game (a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago on Saturday) and did some of the same things,” Iginla said. “Our power play was good tonight and our penalty kill was good.” Hartley was happy with the effort. “We talked about how we’ve done so many good things and we didn’t have anything to show for it,” he said. “We said if that was the way our team was going to play, we were going to get rewarded.” Johan Franzen scored for Detroit and Jimmy Howard made 19 saves. Howard also stopped Iginla on a penalty shot. “I thought we did some good things tonight, but we made some mistakes and they shot in our net without any question about it, so we’re chasing the game,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. Wideman extended Calgary’s lead to 3-1 with 24 seconds left in the second period. He beat Howard with a wrist shot from just inside the blue line after Matt Stajan beat Pavel Datsyuk on a faceoff. It was Wideman’s second goal this season.
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Calgary Flames Mikael Backlund and Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall battle for the puck in the second period in Detroit, Tuesday. Giordano added a power-play goal late in the third period. Franzen put Detroit on the board on a power-play goal with 7:23 remaining in the second period. He beat Kiprussoff high to the glove side with a backhand shot from the bottom of the left circle for his third goal. Howard foiled Iginla on a penalty shot with 6:48 left in the second period after Jonathan Ericsson interfered with Iginla on a breakaway chance. Datsyuk hit the goal post on a rebound almost a minute into the second period during a power play. Calgary led 2-0 after the first. Iginla opened the scoring 3:24 into the game when he put in a rebound during a goal-mouth
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● Curling: Red Deer Farmers/Farmerettes Bonspiel, Red Deer Curling Centre. ● Senior high basketball: Camrose at Sylvan Lake, Lacombe at Ponoka; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● College women’s hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena. ● Peewee AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 7:15 p.m.
● Curling: Red Deer Farmers/Farmerettes Bonspiel, Red Deer Curling Centre. ● Curling: Southern Alberta juvenile playdowns, Innisfail Curling Club.
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scramble for his 517th NHL goal. “Always the first of the year, it’s nice to get over,” Iginla said. “Every single year, you want to get that first one off your back.” Glencross added a 5-on-3 power-play goal with 9:35 left in the first when he tapped a pass from Cammalleri into the open side of the net. It was Glencross’ fourth goal. NOTES: It was Calgary forward Jiri Hudler’s first game against his former team after signing a four-year, $16 million contract with the Flames over the summer. Hudler spent seven seasons in Detroit. ... Detroit defenceman Ian White returned after missing five games due to a cut on his left leg. ... Tuesday was the 33rd anniversary of the 1980 NHL All-Star game at Joe Louis Arena.
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Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, centre, slams the ball between Brooklyn Nets Kris Humphries and Gerald Wallace during the second half of the NBA game at the Barclays Center Tuesday, in New York. The Lakers beat the Nets 92-83.
Lakers 92 Nets 83 NEW YORK — Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night. Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games. Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, injured his right foot with a little more than 4 minutes remaining. He was examined by Nets doctors and diagnosed with a plantar fasciitis strain, and will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday in Boston. Brook Lopez capitalized on the Lakers’ centre woes to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but he was the Nets’ only offence down the stretch in their fourth loss in six games. Steve Nash had 17 points
and eight assists, and Earl Clark added 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who beat the Nets for the 10th straight time. Gasol scored 15 points. The Lakers improved to 3-0 on the road in February after going 0-7 in January, seizing control in the final minutes without many of the players who were expected to make them a top contender this season. Bryant’s attacking drive and slam between Gerald Wallace and Kris Humphries snapped an 80-all tie, but Lopez answered quickly with a threepoint play to give the Nets their last lead with 2:33 to play. Jamison scored, Bryant drove for another basket and Clark hit a jumper to give the Lakers an 88-83 lead with 1:11 remaining. The Nets couldn’t score again, and Nash closed it out with four free throws. The NBA penalized World Peace for grabbing the Pistons’ Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw with the knuckles of his mostly open hand on Sunday with 1:43 left in the first half of the Lakers’ 98-97 win.
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Quinn comfortable with playing libero for Queens Coming out of high school Maddi Quinn Makenzie Quinn played two years with was well prepared to take over as libero for the Queens before transferring to Mount the RDC Queens volleyball team. Royal, where she plays in the CIS with the Quinn played libero for the Queens Club Cougars. team and spent her final year “It would have been fun to with the Notre Dame Cougars as play with her this year. The ona libero. ly time we played together was “I played power in Grade 11, in basketball in high school,” but I was a better passer and digsaid Quinn, who had no thoughts ger so I decided libero was my about trying out for basketball. best position,” explained Quinn, She also had no thoughts who is one of the top defensive about not playing for the players in the Alberta Colleges Queens. Women’s Volleyball League. “I like volleyball better, and “I knew if I was to go on (to I wasn’t ready to leave home. college) I’d be a libero.” They have a good program here She has 241 digs — 4.0 per set and I knew the systems from which is fifth in the conference. playing club,” she said. The fact she played libero in Quinn is one of the younger DANNY club and in high school made the players on the Queens, but she’s RODE transition to college that much used to playing with an older easier. group. “I was a lot more comfort“I was born in ‘93 and with able,” she said. my birthday I had to play with But there were still things to learn. the older girls in club, not with my friends,” “The hitters are stronger. You just can’t she said. “I think it was a benefit to play stand there, you have to read the hitter with older players, but it would have been more and move along the block. You have easier, and more comfortable if I would to be quick in reading the plays and dig- have been with my friends.” ging. But that makes it a lot more fun.” Quinn, who is taking a Bachelor of Arts Quinn, who is the younger sister of for- in psychology, will be at RDC at least two mer Queen Makenzie Quinn, has always years. enjoyed the defensive side of the game, es“After that I’m not sure. I haven’t made pecially digging the ball. any big plans.” “Digging is my strongest asset and diving This weekend is a rivalry weekend with for the ball is fun.” both the volleyball and basketball squads
facing Olds College. The volleyball squads play at Olds Friday and at RDC Saturday. The basketball is at home Friday and on the road Saturday. All matches see the women get underway at 6 p.m. with the men to follow. The volleyball Queens, who are ranked fifth in Canada with a 16-2 record, go into the weekend needing a sweep to wrap up first place in the conference. Olds, 12-6, is sitting fourth. “Being that high gives us motivation,” said Quinn, “We knew we could be on top this season and our goal is to stay there.” The Kings, who are ranked No. 2 in Canada back of Douglas College of New Westminster, have already wrapped up first place in the league with a 17-1 record. Olds is 2-16. The basketball Kings slipped to fourth in Canada after losing a pair of tight games at top-ranked Briercrest last weekend. The Kings have a 12-4 record with Olds at 5-12. The basketball Queens are in tough as they have a 5-11 record with Olds at 12-5. Plus the Queens could have two of their top players out in Desirae Paterson and Amrei Bondzio. ● The hockey Queens return to league action in a huge home-and-home series against the NAIT Ooks. The teams are tied for first place and meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Saturday at NAIT.
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Hockey WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF d-Edmonton 55 39 11 2 3 206 d-Prince Albert 53 30 18 2 3 179 Calgary 53 33 16 1 3 183 Red Deer 54 27 21 4 2 150 Saskatoon 52 28 21 0 3 183 Lethbridge 56 25 23 1 7 177 Swift Current 53 25 23 3 2 156 Medicine Hat 54 25 26 2 1 184 Kootenay 53 24 27 2 0 139 Moose Jaw 54 18 27 3 6 141 Regina 54 19 29 3 3 138 Brandon 54 19 31 2 2 146
Toronto Buffalo GA 114 166 145 159 163 184 151 190 169 190 195 217
Pt 83 65 70 60 59 58 55 53 50 45 44 42
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt dx-Portland 53 43 7 1 2 242 115 89 dx-Kelowna 54 40 10 3 1 244 131 84 Kamloops 55 35 15 2 3 198 153 75 Tri-City 53 31 19 1 2 174 157 65 Spokane 52 30 20 2 0 193 167 62 Victoria 51 28 19 1 3 166 173 60 Everett 54 21 28 1 4 132 190 47 Seattle 53 19 29 4 1 157 215 43 Prince George 53 16 30 2 5 132 189 39 Vancouver 53 13 40 0 0 142 229 26 d — division leader. x — clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Tuesday’s results Edmonton 4 Prince Albert 3 (OT) Lethbridge 5 Regina 2 Saskatoon 5 Moose Jaw 4 Seattle at Victoria, Late Wednesday’s games Lethbridge at Brandon, 6 p.m. Prince Albert at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Calgary at Portland, 8 p.m. Red Deer at Prince George, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s games Edmonton at Regina, 6 p.m. Everett at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Friday’s games Lethbridge at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Saskatoon at Swift Current, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Spokane at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Prince George, 8 p.m. Portland at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Victoria at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Calgary at Everett, 8:35 p.m. Red Deer at Seattle, 8:35 p.m. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 10 7 3 0 14 34 24 New Jersey 9 5 1 3 13 23 20 N.Y. Islanders 9 4 4 1 9 29 30 N.Y. Rangers 9 4 5 0 8 20 25 Philadelphia 10 4 6 0 8 23 27
Boston Ottawa Montreal
GP 8 10 8
Northeast Division W L OT Pts 6 1 1 13 6 3 1 13 6 2 0 12
Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts Tampa Bay 9 6 3 0 12 Winnipeg 9 4 4 1 9 Carolina 8 4 4 0 8 Florida 9 3 5 1 7 Washington 10 2 7 1 5
2. Calgary, Glencross 4 (Cammalleri, Wideman) 10:35 (pp) Penalties — Begin Cal (fighting, major), Tootoo Det (fighting, major) 2:48, Ericsson Det (interference) 10:02, Quincey Det (tripping) 10:16, Bouwmeester Cal (cross-checking) 18:44. Second Period 3. Detroit, Franzen 3 (Zetterberg, Kronwall) 12:37 (pp) 4. Calgary, Wideman 2 (Stajan) 19:36 Penalties — Tatar Det (holding stick) 1:54, Wideman Cal (interference) 12:06, Hudler Cal (holding) 13:21, Cleary Det (holding) 17:22. Third Period 5. Calgary, Giordano 1, 15:58 (pp) Penalties — Butler Cal (holding) 4:30, Cleary Det (holding) 15:48. Shots on goal Calgary 9 9 5 — 23 Detroit 10 10 6 — 26 Goal (shots-saves) — Calgary: Kiprusoff (W,2-3-2) (20-19), Irving (20:00 third)(6-6); Detroit: Howard (L,4-4-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Calgary: 2-5; Detroit: 1-4. Attendance — 20,066 (20,066).
GF GA 40 23 27 34 22 24 22 33 23 36
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 9 7 0 2 16 28 20 St. Louis 9 6 3 0 12 32 25 Nashville 9 4 2 3 11 20 21 Detroit 9 4 4 1 9 23 28 Columbus 10 3 6 1 7 20 32
Vancouver Edmonton Minnesota Colorado Calgary
Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 9 5 2 2 12 9 4 3 2 10 9 4 4 1 9 9 4 5 0 8 7 2 3 2 6
GF GA 24 22 22 24 21 24 21 23 20 25
Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 9 7 1 1 15 31 16 Anaheim 8 6 1 1 13 29 23 Phoenix 10 4 4 2 10 29 27 Dallas 10 4 5 1 9 20 25 Los Angeles 8 3 3 2 8 20 25 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Monday’s Games Carolina 4, Toronto 1 Dallas 3, Colorado 2 Phoenix 2, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Edmonton 2, OT Anaheim 2, San Jose 1 Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 Toronto 3, Washington 2 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Ottawa 4, Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Calgary 4, Detroit 1 Winnipeg 3, Florida 2, OT Nashville 6, St. Louis 1 Chicago at San Jose, Late
Lightning 1 at Flyers 2 First Period No Scoring Penalties — Crombeen TB (fighting, major), Rinaldo Pha (fighting, major) 6:19, Pouliot TB (interference) 8:58, Knuble Pha (tripping) 10:51, Coburn Pha (cross-checking) 19:39. Second Period 1. Philadelphia, Sestito 1 (Voracek, B.Schenn) 4:25 Penalties — None Third Period 2. Tampa Bay, Pouliot 3 (Purcell, Pyatt) 9:30 3. Philadelphia, Sestito 2 (Talbot, Fedotenko) 11:11 Penalties — Lecavalier TB (slashing, fighting, minor-major), Talbot Pha (slashing, fighting, minormajor) 11:16, Stamkos TB (interference) 12:36, Knuble Pha (slashing) 15:10, Coburn Pha (holding stick) 19:46. Shots on goal Tampa Bay 8 5 9 — 22 Philadelphia 6 10 8 — 24 Goal — Tampa Bay: Lindback (L,5-2-0); Philadelphia: Bryzgalov (W,4-5-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Tampa Bay: 0-4; Philadelphia: 0-2. Attendance — 19,616 (19,538).
Wednesday’s Games Boston at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Florida at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Calgary at Columbus, 5 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s summaries
GF GA 24 19 29 19 26 17
Panthers 2 at Jets 3 (OT) First Period 1. Florida, Huberdeau 3 (Shore, Weaver) 18:12 Penalties — Mueller Fla (tripping) 8:56, Enstrom Wpg (hooking) 9:54. Second Period 2. Winnipeg, Wheeler 4 (Enstrom) 2:28 3. Florida, Fleischmann 3 (Campbell, Versteeg) 3:52 4. Winnipeg, Stuart 1 (Redmond, Burmistrov) 12:21 Penalty — Versteeg Fla (holding) 17:30. Third Period No Scoring Penalties — Slater Wpg (hooking) 9:08, Weiss Fla (tripping) 14:59. Overtime 5. Winnipeg, Little 2 (Redmond, Hainsey) 4:44 (pp) Penalty — Kuba Fla (tripping) 2:50. Shots on goal Florida 7 5 6 1 — 19 Winnipeg 3 14 2 2 — 21 Goal — Florida: Clemmensen (L,0-1-1); Winnipeg: Pavelec (W,3-4-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Florida: 0-2; Winnipeg: 1-4. Attendance — 15,004 (15,004).
Flames 4 at Red Wings 1 First Period 1. Calgary, Iginla 1 (Tanguay, Cammalleri) 3:24
NBA: Been in trouble The former Ron Artest has been in trouble with the league throughout his career, and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni, while not disputing the suspension, said he assumed World Peace’s history played a role in the league’s decision. In what’s been a strange and stormy season for the Lakers, D’Antoni pronounced Howard doubtful at the morning shootaround, either unaware that Howard had already decided he wouldn’t play or unwilling to announce it. Howard spoke to reporters just minutes later, ruling himself out. That freed things up a starting spot for Gasol, one of the top big men in the world but struggling to find his way in D’Antoni’s offence and Howard’s shadow. He hurt his right foot while defending Lopez with 4:21 remaining, falling to the court without noticeable contact. He stayed in the game after getting attended to by the trainer, but then had to ask out shortly after and returned to the locker room. Deron Williams scored 11 of his 15 points in the first quarter, leading the Nets to a 24-18 lead. The Nets missed a chance to open things up early in the second against the Lakers’ depleted second unit, then Los Angeles surged ahead once its starters returned. Bryant’s follow shot capped a run of eight straight points as the Lakers grabbed a 49-37 advantage with 10.4 seconds to play in the half. Much of the trade focus around Howard during his final season in Orlando centred on the Nets, one of the teams his agent was permitted to negotiate with. The Nets could never put together an attractive enough package and they’re happy now with Lopez, headed to his first All-Star game next week. He scored 12 in the final period, but the Nets
Maple Leafs 3 at Capitals 2 First Period 1. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 5, 10:00 2. Toronto, van Riemsdyk 6 (Franson, Kessel) 12:35 3. Washington, Johansson 1 (Kundratek, Backstrom) 17:04 (pp) Penalties — Chimera Wash (boarding) 1:40, Komarov Tor (boarding) 7:18, Kessel Tor (holding) 16:14. Second Period 4. Toronto, Holzer 1 (Fraser, Kessel) 10:34 Penalty — Washington bench (too many men, served by Chimera) 2:39, Fehr Wash (tripping) 11:45. Third Period 5. Washington, Ribeiro 3 (Brouwer, Ovechkin) 6:47 (pp) Penalty — Kadri Tor (goaltender interference) 6:00. Shots on goal Toronto 8 8 5 — 21 Washington 7 8 11 — 26 Goal — Toronto: Scrivens (W,2-2-0); Washington: Neuvirth (L,1-4-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Toronto: 0-3; Washington: 2-3. Attendance — 18,506 (18,506). Rangers 1 at Devils 3 First Period 1. New Jersey, Henrique 2 (Elias, Clarkson) 5:00 2. New Jersey, Clarkson 6 (Gionta, Elias) 19:07 Penalties — Zubrus NJ (tripping) 1:28, Hagelin NYR (interference) 5:33, Bernier NJ (tripping) 7:33, Greene NJ (high-sticking, double minor) 13:09. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — None Third Period 3. New Jersey, Clarkson 7 (Greene, Elias) 2:53 (pp) 4. N.Y. Rangers, Kreider 1 (Richards) 6:28 Penalties — Asham NYR (hooking) 2:40, Nash NYR (hooking) 4:02, Zidlicky NJ (high-sticking) 12:32, Del Zotto NYR (closing hand on puck) 19:33. Shots on goal by N.Y. Rangers 8 9 8 — 25 New Jersey 8 4 10 — 22 Goal — N.Y. Rangers: Lundqvist (L,3-5-0); New Jersey: Brodeur (W,4-1-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — N.Y. Rangers: 0-5; New Jersey: 1-4. Attendance — 17,625 (17,625). Senators 4, Sabres 3 First Period
Kings 4 at Blue Jackets 2
had only seven other points.
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First Period 1. Columbus, MacKenzie 1 (Tyutin, Letestu) 13:02 Penalties — None Second Period 2. Los Angeles, Kopitar 3 (Williams, Doughty) 0:32 3. Los Angeles, Carter 4 (Brown, Richards) 4:25 (pp) 4. Columbus, Brassard 2 (Erixon, Foligno) 5:36 5. Los Angeles, Voynov 2 (Drewiske, Williams) 10:26 Penalties — Prospal Clb (interference) 3:21, Fraser LA (fighting, major), Dorsett Clb (fighting, major) 5:15, Brown LA (delay of game) 6:17, Richards LA (instigator, instigator-face shield, fighting), Dubinsky Clb (boarding, fighting) 11:29. Third Period 6. Los Angeles, Richards 1 (Williams, Gagne) 13:44 Penalties — Carter LA (high-sticking, double minor) 1:59, Umberger Clb (tripping) 11:38. Shots on goal Los Angeles 8 17 6 — 31 Columbus 10 2 8 — 20 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W,3-2-2); Columbus: Mason (L,1-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Los Angeles: 1-3; Columbus: 0-3. Attendance — 11,019 (18,144).
1. Ottawa, Karlsson 4 (Turris) 8:15 (pp) 2. Buffalo, Ennis 3 (Stafford, Leopold) 8:36 3. Ottawa, Philipps 3 (Regin) 11:05 4. Ottawa, Alfredsson 2 (Zinbanejad) 14:15 Penalties — Pardy Buf (interference) 7:48, Smith Ott (closing hand on puck) 11:21 Second Period 5. Ottawa, Neil 3 (Regin, Smith) 8:12 6. Buffalo, Leopold 1 (Hecht, Ott) 9:09 Penalties — Ottawa bench (too many men; served by Silfverberg) 3:07, Condra Ott (hooking) 14:14, Methot Ott (holding) 18:17. Third Period 7. Buffalo, Pominville 6 (Hodgson, Pardy) 13:55 Penalty — Hodgson Buf (tripping) 19:45. Shots on goal Buffalo 7 9 7 — 23 Ottawa 10 9 5 — 24 Goal — Buffalo: Enroth (L,0-2-0); Ottawa: Anderson (W,6-2-1) Power plays (goals-chances) — Buffalo: 0-4; Ottawa: 1-2. Attendance — 18,345 (19,153) at Ottawa. Penguins 4, Islanders 2 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Neal 6 (Crosby) 2:58 (pp) Penalties — Reasoner NYI (holding) 2:52, Adams Pgh (interference) 14:40, Despres Pgh (tripping) 17:22, Glass Pgh, M.Martin NYI (fighting) 19:46, Neal Pgh (roughing) 19:55. Second Period 2. Pittsburgh, Despres 2 (Kunitz, Letang) 16:00 Penalties — Hamonic NYI (interference) 2:05, Despres Pgh (interference) 8:10, Kunitz Pgh (tripping) 10:32, Neal Pgh (hooking) 13:27, Strait NYI (holding stick) 18:59. Third Period 3. Pittsburgh, Sutter 2 (Cooke) 1:44 4. N.Y. Islanders, Grabner 5 (Okposo, Nielsen) 3:14 5. N.Y. Islanders, Boyes 3 (Moulson, Strait) 3:49 6. Pittsburgh, Pa.Dupuis 3 (P.Martin) 19:21 (en) Penalty — Kunitz Pgh (interference) 13:32. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 6 8 12 — 26 N.Y. Islanders 12 12 10 — 34 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,4-2-0); N.Y. Islanders: Nabokov (L,4-3-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Pittsburgh: 1-3; N.Y. Islanders: 0-7. Attendance — 11,318 (16,234) at Uniondale, N.Y. Predators 6, Blues 1 First Period 1. Nashville, Ellis 2 (Erat, Wilson) 2:10 (pp) 2. Nashville, Clune 1 (Wilson, Gaustad) 15:53 3. Nashville, Spaling 2 (Yip, Josi) 19:13 Penalties — McDonald StL (tripping) 0:55, Legwand Nash (diving), Steen StL (hooking) 12:41. Second Period 4. Nashville, Klein 1 (Blum, Erat) 9:09 5. Nashville, Bourque 1 (Wilson) 10:09 6. St. Louis, Pietrangelo 2 (Oshie, Perron) 13:09 (pp) Penalties — Josi Nash (holding) 11:53, Kostitsyn Nash (hooking) 16:07, Weber Nash (tripping) 19:38. Third Period 7. Nashville, Erat 3 (Ellis, Blum) 16:34 Penalties — Josi Nash (cross-checking) 1:15, Sobotka StL (cross-checking) 5:22, Spaling Nash (slashing) 17:07, Gaustad Nash, Stewart StL (roughing) 20:00. Shots on goal Nashville 9 3 7 — 19 St. Louis 4 14 14 — 32 Goal (shots-saves) — Nashville: Rinne (W,3-2-3); St. Louis: Elliott (L,3-3-0)(11-7), Allen (9:09 second, 8-6). Power plays (goals-chances) — Nashville: 1-2; St. Louis: 1-5. Attendance — 15,206 (19,150) at St. Louis.
RDC: Track team ● The RDC track team will send several members of the team to the Alberta Indoor Games this weekend in Edmonton. ● Tanis Steinbach, who is the third on the women’s curling team, was named the Boston Pizza RDC female athlete of the week. The second-year student from Bassano played a key role in the Queens posting a 5-1 record at the Winter Regional ‘spiel, which earned them a berth in the ACAC finals. Quinn and basketball Sarah Williamson were also up for the award. Second-year power hitter Chris Jones had a solid weekend as the volleyball Kings beat Briercrest twice and received the top male award. Jones had 24 kills and 14 digs in the two matches and turned in a brilliant passing percentage. Mari Peoples-Wong of the basketball Kings was also in the running. The volleyball Kings received the Breathing Room Yoga Studio and Cafe team of the week honours.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Lindsay Thurber Raiders and Camrose Trojans split their senior high basketball double-header matchup on Tuesday. Camrose came away with the 52-43 win in girls action. The Trojans were led by Bradi Lorenz who score3d 18 while Thurber got 10 points from Amy Whitesell abd 8 points from Blyss Gellert. In boys action Spencer Klassen had 38 for the Raiders to lead his team to a 75-55 win over the Trojans. The Raiders Tanner Rehn added 18 in the winning effort
National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB d-Miami 31 14 .689 — d-New York 31 15 .674 1/2 d-Indiana 30 19 .612 3 Chicago 29 19 .604 3 Brooklyn 28 20 .583 4 Atlanta 26 21 .553 6 Milwaukee 25 22 .538 7 Boston 24 23 .511 8 Philadelphia 21 26 .447 11 Detroit 18 31 .367 15 Toronto 17 31 .354 15 Orlando 14 34 .292 18 Cleveland 14 34 .292 18 Washington 12 35 .255 20 Charlotte 11 36 .234 21 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct 38 11 .776 36 12 .750 34 16 .680 30 17 .638 31 18 .638 30 18 .625 27 22 .551 27 23 .540 25 23 .521 23 26 .469 20 28 .417 18 27 .400 17 32 .347 17 33 .340 15 33 .313
d-San Antonio d-Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Memphis Denver Golden State Utah Houston Portland L.A. Lakers Dallas Minnesota Phoenix Sacramento New Orleans d-division leader
GB — 1 4 7 7 7 11 11 12 15 17 18 21 21 22
New York at Washington, 5 p.m. Memphis at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Houston at Miami, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Golden State at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Utah, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m. NBA Leaders, BKN THROUGH FEB. 4 Scoring
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Durant, OKC Anthony, NYK Bryant, LAL James, MIA Harden, HOU Irving, CLE Westbrook, OKC Curry, GOL Wade, MIA Aldridge, POR Parker, SAN Lee, GOL Holiday, PHL Jennings, MIL Pierce, BOS Ellis, MIL Griffin, LAC Lillard, POR Walker, CHA Mayo, DAL
Tuesday’s Games Indiana 114, Atlanta 103 L.A. Lakers 92, Brooklyn 83 Houston 140, Golden State 109 Phoenix 96, Memphis 90 Milwaukee 104 at Denver 112
FG 454 384 471 464 367 324 381 316 321 384 378 369 337 310 294 321 362 316 308 304
FT 410 235 296 215 415 166 262 138 189 178 168 154 110 144 205 171 181 145 159 149
G 43 44 49 48 44 46 46 47 45 43
OFF 146 192 158 166 172 206 132 169 147 111
DEF 364 324 400 378 326 311 378 336 304 311
PTS 1411 1109 1329 1202 1237 887 1086 909 846 947 945 892 829 862 876 854 908 885 837 853
AVG 29.4 28.4 27.7 26.7 25.8 24.0 22.6 21.1 20.6 20.6 20.1 19.4 19.3 18.7 18.6 18.6 18.5 18.4 17.8 17.8
Rebounds Howard, LAL Randolph, MEM Asik, HOU Vucevic, ORL Noah, CHI Chandler, NYK Lee, GOL Hickson, POR Cousins, SAC Horford, ATL
Monday’s Games Philadelphia 78, Orlando 61 Washington 98, L.A. Clippers 90 Indiana 111, Chicago 101 New York 99, Detroit 85 Miami 99, Charlotte 94 Portland 100, Minnesota 98 Oklahoma City 112, Dallas 91 Utah 98, Sacramento 91, OT
G 48 39 48 45 48 37 48 43 41 46 47 46 43 46 47 46 49 48 47 48
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AVG 11.9 11.7 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.1 10.7 10.0 9.8
Assists Rondo, BOS Paul, LAC Vasquez, NOR Holiday, PHL Westbrook, OKC Williams, Bro Parker, SAN Calderon, DET Nelson, ORL James, MIA
Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Indiana at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 5 p.m.
G 38 39 48 43 48 46 47 46 37 45
AST 420 378 448 386 395 356 356 336 268 315
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Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Claimed INF Russ Canzler off waivers from the New York Yankees. Designated C Luis Martinez for assignment. BOSTON RED SOX—Named Dana Levangie bullpen coach. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with OF Jeremy Hermida and C Omir Santos on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with RHP Hiroyuki Kobayashi on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with LHP Anthony Fernandez, RHP Yoervis Medina and INF Vinnie Catricala on one-year contracts. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth and 2B Kelly Johnson on one-year contracts. Designated INF Reid Brignac and INF Elliot Johnson for assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with OF Gerardo Parra on a one-year contract. CHICAGO CUBS—Announced RHP Lendy Castillo cleared waivers and was assigned outright
to Iowa (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Invited RHP Peter Moylan and C Jesus Flores to spring training. MIAMI MARLINS—Agreed to terms with RHP Jon Rauch on a one-year contract. Designated OF Bryan Petersen for assignment. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with RHP Ramon Ramirez on a minor league contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with C Chris Snyder and RHP Jeremy Accardo on minor league contracts. Minor League Baseball MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL—Named Mary Marandi senior manager, corporate communications and Gabe Rendon sales and account co-ordinator for the marketing department. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Suspended Los Angeles Lakers F Metta World Peace one game for grabbing Detroit’s Brandon Knight around the neck and striking him in the jaw during a Feb. 3 game at Detroit. FOOTBALL National Football League
ARIZONA CARDINALS—Named Amos Jones special teams co-ordinator, James Bettcher outside linebackers coach, Brentson Buckner defensive line coach, Mike Caldwell linebackers coach, Rick Christophel tight ends coach, Darryl Drake wide receivers coach, Kevin Garver offensive assistant coach, Steve Heiden assistant special teams/assistant tight ends coach, Stump Mitchell running backs coach, Tom Pratt Pass rush specialist, Nick Rapone defensive backs coach, Kevin Ross cornerbacks coach and Larry Zierlein assistant offensive line coach. Announced Freddie Kitchens will switch from tight ends to quarterbacks coach and Ryan Slowik will switch from outside linebackers coach to defensive assistant/assistant defensive backs coach. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Named Bruce DeHaven assistant special teams coach and Lance Taylor assistant wide receivers/quality control coach. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released DL Frostee Rucker. DALLAS COWBOYS—Promoted Wes Phillips to tight ends coach. Named Frank Pollack assistant offensive line coach. DETROIT LIONS—Released G Stephen Peterman and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. NEW YORK GIANTS—Released LB Michael
Boley. NEW YORK JETS—Fired Dave DeGuglielmo. Named Mike Devlin offensive line coach, Steve Hagen tight ends coach, Ron Heller assistant offensive line coach, Pierre Ngo assistant strength and conditioning coach, Jeff Weeks assistant defensive line/linebackers coach and Louie Aguiar assistant special teams coach. Canadian Football League HAMILTON TIGER-CATS—Named Jeff Reinebold special teams co-ordinator and James Stanley assistant defensive backs coach. MONTREAL ALOUETTES—Acquired RB Jerome Messam from Edmonton Eskimos for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick. Released DL Luc Mullinder. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Sent F Devante SmithPelly to Norfolk (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE—Claimed RW Aaron Palushaj off waivers from Montreal. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated LW Matt Calvert off injured reserve. Reassigned C
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Ravens celebrate Super Bowl with fans players rode in their own camouflage-colored military vehicles, while others stood on a float decorated like a football field with a yellow goal post. Lewis had a position of honour in a military vehicle that brought up the end of the procession. He touched his hand to his heart and gave fans a double thumbs-up as he started on the parade route. Fans followed behind, surrounding the back of the vehicle. Fans wore every article of purple clothing imaginable. In addition to team jerseys, people were dressed in purple hats and scarves, purple Mardi Gras beads, purple wigs. One man wore a Ravens flag as a cape, and many women came wearing purple lipstick and eye shadow. Lewis Neal, 59, who was born and raised in Baltimore, was decked out in a purple tie and vest to purple pants and shoes. He said he went to the parade after the team won its first Super Bowl championship in 2001. This time was smaller, he said, but still special. “My heart goes out for them,” said Lewis, who said he had tears in his eyes Sunday when the team beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31. Nancy Monseaux, 63, a Baltimore resident for nearly four decades, cheered the team on Pratt Street, where fans lined the sidewalk five or more people deep in some places. Monseaux, who held a sign that said “Doubt the Ravens nevermore,” said she wanted to come to show her support for the team.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE — Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team’s stadium for a celebration. Fans filled the square in front of City Hall and cheered when the team arrived and when players held the silver Lombardi trophy aloft. The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management estimated that 200,000 people took part in the celebration in Charm City, including at City Hall, along the parade route and at the stadium. Coach John Harbaugh thanked the fans for their support, and safety Ed Reed sang the melody of Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Retiring middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the only current player to have started with the team when it came to the city from Cleveland in 1996, told fans the team had fulfilled a promise to go to New Orleans and win. “The city of Baltimore — I love you for ever and ever and ever and ever,” Lewis told fans in front of City Hall. The players were about an hour late arriving, but fans waited to see them pile into military vehicles and set off on their drive to the stadium. The city shot off purple and white confetti as the parade started and the Queen song “We Are the Champions” played over a loudspeaker. Quarterback Joe Flacco and several other
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco holds his son as he addresses the crowd Tuesday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore during a celebration of the Ravens’ victory on Sunday in the Super Bowl over the San Francisco 49ers. “These boys earned it,” she said of the victory, cheering as members of the team passed. Some fans along the parade route said they also planned to go to the team’s M&T Bank Stadium. But the stadium, which usually seats 71,000, reached capacity around 12:30 p.m., a police spokesman said, and late-arriving fans were turned
away. When the team did arrive, they treated fans to a thankyou celebration that lasted just over a half an hour. Lewis emerged from a tunnel onto the field, handed off the Lombardi trophy and did his signature dance, “The Squirrel.” He thanked fans for their love of the team and said he wanted
to win the Super Bowl to repay Baltimore for everything it’s done for him. “There is no place on this earth that’s better than Baltimore,” he told the crowd. Flacco, the Super Bowl’s most valuable player, also addressed fans. “Baltimore, we did it. Super Bowl champs, baby,” he said.
Oilers look to improve on faceoffs Catalina seventh in team after dismal performance, injuries competition at provincials BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Oilers’ weakness on faceoffs was exposed Monday night against Vancouver, and now with the loss of Shawn Horcoff and Eric Belanger — Edmonton’s two best draw men — the concern has become even more immediate. Horcoff was put on the injury reserve list Tuesday and is expected to be out at least three to four weeks to heal a broken knuckle he suffered in Monday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Canucks. Belanger, who broke a couple of toes Saturday, could be back by the weekend. “I’m sure everybody saw the numbers against Vancouver,” Oiler head coach Ralph Kruger said Tuesday of the Oilers losing 70 per cent of faceoffs. “It really is a difficult game when you’re playing a top team and starting by puck retrieval all the time.” Kruger said the Oilers, who held an optional workout Tuesday and will be home tonight to the Dallas Stars, are working on faceoffs on and off the ice, “even strategically, just trying to figure it out.” Horcoff and Belanger, despite their injuries, will be working with centres Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Anton Lander and Mark Arcobello, who was called up from Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Nugent-Hopkins and Gagner, the team’s top two centres, had terrible nights in the faceoff circle against Vancouver and neither skated Tuesday. One Oiler who was respectable on faceoffs was Lander, who was strong on draws in the American Hockey League but has struggled in the NHL. “Down in the AHL I did good, but it’s another league, everyone is so much better here,” said the 21-year-old Swede.
“I haven’t been that good in the NHL. Everyone is so much better, stronger, bigger a it’s like everything thing else, a higher level, everyone’s better.” But he added the Oilers have to find a way to start plays with the puck. “That’s huge, you want to start with the puck, not be chasing it. It’s a big mental thing, too. Start winning a couple of draws you get confident... I need to step up on the draws and I know that.” Kruger said while the loss, especially of Horcoff who missed the team’s two recent road losses, is a blow it’s also an opportunity to see who will step up to fill the void. “Shawn is someone we’ll not only miss in his multi role of penalty killing, power play, leading our team in faceoffs, but also what he brings in the dressing room. You could feel him missing in the two games on the road in critical situations. This is where our leadership group has to find other ways. It’s a good time for us to find out what we’re made of. “These kind of crisis force you to get better in those areas so the kids all have to pick it up here and they all have to take it more seriously. Maybe it’s a good thing for us in the long term but faceoffs are going to be a challenge for us without Belanger and Horcoff.” Notes: Defenceman Mark Fistric could miss tonight’s game with a sore back suffered Monday. That means Ryan Whitney, a healthy scratch Monday for the first time in his career, will likely be back in the lineup. ... Kruger said he’s encouraged by the progress of Ben Eager (concussion), Ryan Jones (eye) and Theo Peckham (hip) but no date has been set for their return to the roster.
U18 Queens finish second in Calgary The Central Alberta U18 Queens were runners-up in the Rally Pointe volleyball tournament during the weekend at Calgary, falling to the Calgary Dinos in the final.
The Queens, who consist of athletes from all three Red Deer high schools as well as Sylvan Lake, Delburne and Thorsby, racked up six wins to reach the championship final. The
Central Alberta squad knocked off the 403 Selects, SAVA and Eppic, all of Calgary, plus the Lacombe Dynamite, NAVC from Edmonton and the Lethbridge Flare.
LETHBRIDGE — The Red Deer Catalina Swim Club placed seventh in the team competition at the Senior Provincial Championships during the weekend. The Catalina Club, who had 19 competitors and was one of the smaller groups on hand, came away with five medals. Marshal Parker was a double medalist, finishing second in the 50-metre butterfly and the 400m freestyle while Lainie Wareham won silver in the girls’ 800m freestyle.
Halle Loyek was third in the 50m freestyle and Haley Jaques third in the 50m backstroke. Parker also set two new club records in the 17-and-over and the open boys’ 50m butterfly (25.58 seconds) and 100m Individual Medley (1:00.52). Loyek had a club record of 26.72 seconds in the 15-16 year-old 50m freestyle and Jaques had club mark of 30.16 seconds in the 15-16 yearold and open girls’ 50m backstroke. The girls’ 15-16 yearold 4x100m freestyle re-
WHL ROUNDUP THE CANADIAN PRESS Blades 5 Warriors 4 SASKATOON — Brenden Walker’s empty-net goal ended up counting as the winner as the Saskatoon Blades beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-4 in a wild Western Hockey League game on Tuesday. Walker put the Blades up 4-3 with a goal at 6:58 of the third period, then his empty-netter with 35 seconds remaining seemed to cement the win. The Warriors gave the Blades one last scare, however, when Brayden Point scored his second of the game with six seconds remaining. Brett Stovin also scored a pair of goals for Saskatoon (28-21-3), while Josh Nicholls had the other Blades goal. Sam Fioretti and Tanner Eberle had the other goals for Moose Jaw (18-27-9). Both goaltenders faced a lot of rubber in this game. Saskatoon’s Andrei Makarov picked up the win stopping 35 of 39 shots. Justin Paulic was stellar in a losing cause for the Warriors, making 50 saves on 54 shots. Oil Kings 4 Raiders 3 OT PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. — David Musil scored at 3:31 of overtime Tuesday as the Edmonton Oil Kings got past the Prince Albert Raiders 4-3 in the Western Hockey League. Stephane Legault, with a goal and
lay team of Sydney Robinson, Wareham, Kristen Trepanier and Loyek also had a club record. Marshal Parker (15-17 year-old boys top 10) and Loyek (15-17 year-old girls’ top 25) received Alberta youth recognition awards. As well, both Wareham, in the 800m freestyle, and Trepanier, in the 50m butterfly, earned qualifying standards to compete in the Canadian Age Group Nationals in Montreal in July.
an assist, Michael St. Croix and Mitchell Moroz had the other goals for Edmonton (39-11-5), which got two assists from Dylan Wruck. Laurent Broissoit made 26 saves to get the win. Mike Winther and Leon Draisaitl each had a goal and an assist for Prince Albert (30-18-5), while Davis Vandane also scored. Luke Siemens made 48 saves in a losing effort. Edmonton finished the night 1-for-3 on the power play, while Prince Albert wound up 1-for-4. Hurricanes 5 Pats 2 REGINA — Ty Rimmer turned away 48 shots to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action Tuesday night. Jamal Watson had two goals, including the eventual winner for Lethbridge (25-23-8). Josh Derko and Sam Mckechnie had a goal and an assist each while Axel Blomqvist added one for the Hurricanes. Chandler Stephenson and Marc McCoy scored for Regina (19-29-6). The Hurricanes scored two goals on their first four shots, ending Regina starter Matt Hewitt’s night six minutes into the game. Watson’s eventual game winner near the end of the frame was one for the highlight reel, going top shelf after a nifty toe drag from in tight. Lethbridge went 1-for-4 on the power play while the Pats were shut out on seven attempts. Rimmer (22-20-8) is ranked first in the WHL in minutes played and saves.
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TEAM PENNING For those who have wonder what team penning is like, a beginners clinic is on offer for all ages to learn about the sport. The cattle penning clinic take place on Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockin’ H Arena in Bowden, located a quarter mile west of Bowden. The clinic offers group and individual instruction, done by Central Alberta Penning Association members, on the skill of working and reading cattle. The clinic is available on a firstcome, first-served basis, with a limit of 20 riders. Spectators to the clinic are always welcome. For more information, call Leanne at 403358-8939 or email at murraysacres@yahoo. ca.
Seniors warned on fraud COUNCIL ON AGING HOLDS TALK ON HOW SENIORS CAN STAY SAFE BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF While seniors aren’t the only target fraudsters prey on, there are always people looking to separate the elderly from their money. Bev Hanes, Central Alberta Council on Aging treasurer, spoke to a packed dining hall at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on Tuesday about being aware of seniors fraud and how to stay safe. “Always step back and think and ask questions,” said Hanes. “Ask why and put them on the spot. You have to think of your personal information as something you have to protect.” She also handed out a booklet, A Senior’s Guide to Fraud Prevention, produced by the Alberta Council on Aging. The booklet outlines what se-
‘...PUT THEM (TELEMARKETERS) ON THE SPOT. YOU HAVE TO THINK OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS SOMETHING YOU HAVE TO PROTECT..’ — BEV HANES, CENTRAL ALBERTA COUNCIL ON AGING
niors can do if they are threatened by power of attorney abuse, telemarketing scams, identity theft and Internet scams. “If you’re defrauded money, as a senior, you don’t have time to recoup it,” said Hanes, adding there were very few people who attended the presentation and are still working. Hanes mentioned power of attorney as an avenue of fraud that would be very specific to seniors. “There are sometimes a lot of abuses that are hard to deal
with,” said Hanes. “It’s family too and if the someone didn’t want to press charges, you don’t often do with family.” But Hanes made it clear that seniors are not the only targets of fraudsters. She said there are misconceptions about seniors being victimized because they aren’t telemarketer savvy, aren’t up on society’s latest trends, aren’t as social as they used to be, are isolated without a wide circle of friends and suffer from mental deterioration. Instead, anyone can fall vic-
LEGENDARY CENTRAL ALBERTANS Hear stories of legendary Central Albertans in an Alix theatrical presentation Feb. 16. Characters from the Past Dessert Theatre starts at 7 p.m. in the Alix Community Hall. The performance is sponsored by the Alix Wagon Wheel Regional Museum and the Boomtown Trail. The play features actors portraying Irene Parlby, Alberta’s first female cabinet minister and one of the Famous Five; James “Long Hair Jim” Gadsby, a Mirrorarea settler who rode with Jesse James; and Gabriel Dumont, rebel Louis Riel’s second-incommand. Tickets are $15 each in advance from Alix Home Hardware of $20 at the door. More information is available by calling Barb at 403-747-2632.
ORDER OF EXCELLENCE NOMINATIONS Want to nominate an Albertan for the province’s highest honour? Up to 10 individuals will be inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service to their community, their fellow Albertans and all Canadians. Public nominations must be received by Feb. 15. Nominations received after that date, and nominations not chosen in 2013, may be held and considered for up to seven years. Nominees must be Canadian citizens living in Alberta and must be able to attend October’s ceremony. Information can be found online at www. lieutenantgovernor. ab.ca/aoe or by calling 780-449-0517.
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tim to someone looking to defraud someone of their money. “Everybody is subject to it, but seniors maybe have the time — you’re at home and the telemarketers can catch you,” said Hanes. Hanes said her mother, years ago, was victimized by fraud. Some outfit from Quebec phoned her and sold her some items. “She sent them so much money and when my sister found out about it, she phoned me at work and we had to go talk to Mom,” said Hanes. “We had the police come talk to her and tell her ‘These people are not who you think they are.’ They phoned again and told her it was the vice-president. So she sent more money. “Maybe we’re more trusting.” mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com
Not enough students in town for high school, says super UP TO MINISTRY TO MAKE DECISION BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF
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Pat Mulrooney, a Red Deer Emergency Services platoon chief, follows RCMP officers from Edmonton’s clandestine lab team to a 46 St. house suspected of being a methamphetamine lab Tuesday morning.
Special police team determines suspected meth lab not hazardous An investigation into a suspected methamphetamine lab in downtown Red Deer today has determined there was no hazard. Drug section officers and Red Deer Emergency Services had set up a command post in the alley behind a raised bungalow at 4636 46th St. They waited while officers from the RCMP’s Clandestine Lab Enforcement and Response (CLEAR) team from Edmonton suited up to enter the home. The CLEAR team checked out the property and after examination, they determined the suspicious liquid was not hazardous. The home and surrounding area is considered safe. CLEAR uses safety suits with self-contained breathing apparatus to limit exposure to chemicals. Making methamphetamine in home labs is extremely dangerous since the chemicals involved are highly toxic and if mishandled, can
produce dangerous vapours and other chemicals. Their volatility may even cause them to explode. Dumping them can also cause environmental hazards. Earlier in the day, a drug section RCMP officer, said: “There are suspicious chemicals inside consistent with a methamphetamine lab.” “These chemicals with an acidic smell were discovered by the landlord who was cleaning after renters moved out.” A second Emergency Services command unit was set up on 47th Avenue near the alley between 46th and 47th Streets. A police cruiser and fire truck were parked on 46th Street in front of the house. There were no indications it was a meth lab before, said Cpl. Leanne Molzahan. Police are not releasing what the suspicious liquid was.
A high school may not be built for years in Blackfalds despite strong community support for one. A group had recently presented a petition of 615 signatures to town council, and in the coming weeks that same petition will come to Wolf Creek School District. It requests the school district to make the construction of a high school, either next to or connected with the existing junior high school, a priority in the capital budget it submits to the province, and provide the necessary dollars to run it with full programs. Last month during a joint meeting between the town and school district, board chairperson Trudy Bratland said a new elementary school in Blackfalds is “the top priority in our capital plans for the future.” School district superintendent Larry Jacobs said he knows that Blackfalds is growing, so at some point the town will have to consider land for a high school. He thinks a high school is feasible, just not for many years because the number of students isn’t high. “The Ministry of Education is actually the one that decides if they’re going to build a high school or not,” said Jacobs on Tuesday.
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Dreeshen leads delegation to Central America PARLAMERICAS TRIP ORGANIZED WITH AIM OF ENDING FAMILY VIOLENCE BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF Ending family violence was the top subject on Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen’s recent Central America trip. He led a delegation of another Conservative MP, a New Democrat MP, Liberal MP and Liberal senator on a week-long trip last month to Guatemala and El Salvador. The trip was sponsored by ParlAmericas, an independent network of government leaders who share a hemispheric dialogue on common issues. Dreeshen said Guatemalan gang issues “not particularly related to drugs create great disparity in family dynamics. “There’s a lot of family violence and violence against women. These are things our different non-governmental organizations are looking at and trying to assist them with.” In El Salvador, talk with legislators and academics was about judicial reform. El Salvador has one of the world’s highest murder rates, gangs routinely extort money from businesses and prosecution rates are low for numerous crimes. “Charges are often laid, but it’s difficult for the system to make the charges stick,” explained Dreeshen, adding that domestic
‘THERE’S A LOT OF FAMILY VIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. THESE ARE THINGS OUR DIFFERENT NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE LOOKING AT AND TRYING TO ASSIST THEM WITH.’ — MP EARL DREESHEN
violence rates are very high. “We need to assist prosecutors in training their police forces. They have to move from one type of system to another.” The delegation also met with the Canadian-Guatemalan Chamber of Commerce about constructing mining and power generation facilities. “Mining is a big issue there, but there are difficulties in developing infrastructure,” Dreeshen said. “Companies develop their own schools, health facilities and so on and they’re usually in remote areas.” Resentment occurs in towns left out of mining investment. “If you open it to be in that community, you see all this development. If you’re not in that community, then you’re frustrated.” Numerous Canadian gold and silver mining companies say they bring jobs and development to Guatemala while critics say the companies use intimidation and vio-
lence to force indigenous people from their land. Discussions on drug and human trafficking were held with the U.S. government’s Drug Enforcement Agency and several nongovernment organizations. “Drugs coming from South America have to work through that corridor and move into North America. It ties back to business concerns, the safety of investments from industry.” Ensuring government services after elections is also a problem. “When they change from one government to another, there are some concerns about their public services. It’s hard to get continuity there.” Dreeshen said the trip was an opportunity to “let them know what Canada is doing and bring some of the Canadian experience to them.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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RDC award deadline in March A March deadline is approaching for nominations of three annual Red Deer College awards. The G.H. Dawe Memorial Award, Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award and the Alumni Legacy Award will be awarded on June 7 during the college’s 49th convocation ceremony. The deadline to nominate is March 22. The G.H. Dawe award is for individuals who have demonstrated excellence in the characteristics of the late Harold Dawe, including commitment to the community, education and student success. The Distinguished Alumnus award goes to someone who has distinguished themselves in one or more areas such
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Taking a break from skating outside Ecole Mountview Elementary School Blair King, left, and Elise Paterson make a pair of snow angels at the side of the snowbank rink on Tuesday. The two kindergarten students joined their classmates an afternoon skating session. as professional achievement and academic achievement. The alumni award gives posthumous recognition for an individual college alumnus’ contribution to the community. Nomination forms and more information can be found under the Awards and Recognition section at www.rdc. ab.ca/alumni.
Water rights to be discussed Red Deerians can join the rest of Alberta in a conversation about water topics. On March 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m., the discussion will take place at the Holiday Inn, 6500 67th St. According to an Alberta government press release, attendees are welcome to raise any water-related topic, but the conversation will focus on the four most pressing areas for the province. These priority areas include healthy lakes, water use in hydraulic fracturing, water management, and drinking water and wastewater systems. “Albertans are passionate about water issues and they want to have a say in how we manage this resource in the future,” said Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Minister Diana McQueen. “During our recent consultations on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, water was the No. 1 issue Albertans talked about. This conversation is an opportunity for Albertans to delve even deeper
into this important topic. We will be clear, however, that Alberta’s water is not for sale and will never be for sale to other jurisdictions.” On top of the facilitated public session, the government also plans to hold several targeted stakeholder sessions in communities where watershed planning and advisory councils already exist, such as the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance. These meetings will engage stakeholders with a significant interest and involvement in water management. First Nations and Metis will be engaged through a separate process. Those who are unable to take part in the March 14 discussion can fill out an online survey, which will be available from Feb. 11 to March 29 at www. waterconversation.alberta.ca.
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SCHOOL: Based on division’s capacity The decision is based on the capacity of the entire school division to handle the number of students that it has. Lacombe Composite High School, which now takes in high school students from Blackfalds, is at about 80 per cent capacity right now, Jacobs said. Education Minister Jeff Johnson would likely recognize that if the Blackfalds students were taken from the Lacombe Composite, then the Lacombe school would see its numbers decrease, said Jacobs. Right now, about 200 students are high school age in Blackfalds and those numbers would make for a tiny high school. “People send their kids to high schools because they want a vast array of programming,” said Jacobs. “When you get to a 200-person high school, you might not be able to supply the core courses on a yearly basis.” email@example.com
preserve a former homestead with a shelterbelt that could provide a valuable small farm addition to the county. Wood also argued in favour, noting that it would not take agricultural land out of production and would provide an opportunity for a future farmer. “I do believe it’s important that this particular one be passed.” Despite their support, the application failed on a 3-3 tie vote with Councillors Dave Hoar, Richard Lorenz and George Gehrke opposed. Another application on a separate property about eight km northwest of Springbrook generated similar debate.
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Ponoka Composite High School may get a new name this September. Wolf Creek Public Schools trustees recently accepted a proposal from the community, staff and students to change the name of Ponoka Composite High School to Ponoka Secondary Campus. The board’s motion will be sent to Education Minister Jeff Johnson for his approval and to have it switched for the new school year. Supt. Larry Jacobs said the school is changing its format substantially. It was called Ponoka Composite High School because it was for Grades 9 through 12 and it had an old industrial arts model of woodworking, automotives, etc. combined with academics. The school will be changed to encompass Grade 7 through 12 this fall. Ponoka used to have three schools: a Grade 6 through 8 school, a kindergarten through Grade 5 school and a Grade 9 to 12 high school. The provincial government said it would pay to upgrade two schools out of three and make them big enough to handle all of the population, said Jacobs. “We went down to two schools because our utilization rate is not high,” said Jacobs. Diamond Willow School, the middle school, will be modernized next year and then it will serve kindergarten through Grade 6. It will be called something different as well. “We’ve put all the K to 6 students next year in the Ponoka elementary school and all the 7 to 12 students in the composite high school,” said Jacobs. Diamond Willow, which will have no students or staff at that point, will be kept open while construction begins.
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The Alberta Surface Rights Federation holds its annual general meeting on March 8. The day-long event at Camrose’s Norsemen Inn begins with registration at 9 a.m. Speakers include lawyer Peter Dobbie of the Farmers’ Advocate Office, property rights advocate and lawyer Lee Cutforth and Wildrose MLA Joe Anglin on power lines and wind turbines. Registration is $25, with payment at the door. The federation, which protects landowners’ rights against unwanted development and incursions by government and industry, is made up of local surface rights groups, including ones in Big Valley, Castor, Eckville, Pine Lake, Ponoka and Three S t a f f a l s o r e c o m - Hills. More inmended it be rejected because the Municipal Development Plan states that subdivision RESTORE of parcels of land with OPEN HOUSE no development on them should, in general, be turned down. Join us Thursday February 7th from 3-6:30 pm Coun. Penny Archi4732 – 78A Street Close bald argued in favour of allowing the fourCome see what we have, what’s new and acre subdivision, saywhat we may need ing it would provide an Enjoy refreshments, meet our new Executive opportunity for a young Director Paula Madu, and Members of our Board farmer returning to the Are you a Habitat supporter or volunteer? Interested in volunteering ? area. Want to know more about Habitat? Want to know our building plans? Wood also saw it is an Interested in involving your community or organization in building a home? excellent way to help the next generation of farmWe welcome one and all to come by, let us thank you ers. for your past participation or answer your questions However, the other PLEASE CALL 403.309.0998 FOR FURTHER four councillors disagreed. INFORMATION OR DIRECTIONS 102104B3
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Dear Annie: I’m a mother in my mid-20s and a very concerned sister. My brother, “Dennis,” is four years younger and the first to graduate high school. He went to college and had everything going for him. Now he is throwing it all away. Dennis turned to drugs and has missed important moments in our lives, such as weddings and holidays. He only shows up at my MITCHELL mother’s or grandmother’s & SUGAR house to take a shower, and then he goes out again. My family and I are trying so hard to point him back in the right direction. Two months ago, I had to have Dennis arrested for assaulting me. We are all worried that something terrible is going to happen. There are times when he is completely out of it and doesn’t know what’s going on. What do we do? — Worried Family in Illinois Dear Worried: It is a nightmare when a family member is on drugs, because there is little you can do. Your brother must want to stop and be willing to get appropriate treatment. He’s not there yet. It is important that your family members protect themselves while being open to any genuine efforts your brother makes to get clean. If he is in college, notify the counselors there, and contact Nar-Anon (nar-anon.org) for support. Dear Annie: My nephew is getting married soon. The wedding will take place in Canada. My husband and I do not own passports, nor would we ever buy them, because they are expensive and we would never use them again. We have traveled to other family weddings within the United States, but we don’t feel we should be pressured to attend a wedding out of the country. We can’t afford it. Do you think we are required to be there? — Soon To Be Family Outcast Dear Soon: No. You are not obligated to attend any wedding, and certainly not one that is beyond your financial means. While we believe family members should make an effort to attend one another’s special events, it should not require overextending yourselves. Send your regrets and a nice gift to make up for your absence. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Need Your Input,” the idiot who was critical of his girlfriend’s Southern drawl. He shouldn’t wait until she moves north. She deserves to know now that he is a passive-
Wednesday, Feb. 6 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Crystal Reed, 28; Josh Stewart, 36; Zsa Zsa Gabor, 96 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon glides into conscientious Capricorn at noon. This will enable us to create practical goals and to work hard towards achieving fruitful results. Mercury moves into Pisces, which will entice us to be more receptive and sympathetic. Exciting and chance meetings are likely to occur when you least exASTRO pect them. During this time, we will DOYNA meet many captivating individuals who will mesmerise us. Embrace spontaneity and be open to new fun experiences. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, your zest for life will make you seek diverse activities that are both spontaneous and exciting. You will thrive on various new adventures. You yearn to do some travelling in order to feed your mighty curiosity. You dream big and you have high hopes for your future. It will be a very restless and sociable year where new experiences will surprise even you. ARIES (March 21-April 19): In the second part of the day, you will rediscover your direction in life. It will be clearer to you where you are heading exactly while relocating your usual pace. Your staying power will keep you grounded and focused. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your social life will pick up and you will find yourself more popular than before. If you do not know what to expect throughout the course of the day, let your guard down and welcome surprises in their most unusual ways. Secret love affairs are also likely. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let situations run smoothly today. Accept the fact that you cannot control everything around you and simply enjoy living in the moment even if certain things don’t make too much sense. Your significant other will be available to offer you the care and nurture you longed for. CANCER (June 21-July 22): This will be a highly spiritual day for you. You need to relate to your partner in order to share philosophical perspectives about life and to find a greater purpose in life. Embark into a new journey of knowledge. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need to finish old tasks and keep up with the office environment. Productivity and efficiency can be attained if you maintain your focus. Relationships with others will become cooperative and you will seek new exciting experiences. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you learn to overlook the negatives and the flaws in others, you may find yourself enjoying new loving energies from a potential love interest or strengthen the bond with your partner. Remain humble and you will derive so much satisfaction. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): This is a mesmerizing day for you. Even if domestic duties require your attention, you can enjoy life now and expect the unexpected in romantic affairs. Pursuing a new education or travelling overseas will gift you with unique opportunities. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you were looking for that extra help or monetary fund in order to beatify your living space or your residence, now you will have plenty of opportunities. Perhaps your debts will decrease or you will have a higher return of profit. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Chance encounters are likely to surprise you in many ways. You will discover in yourself potentials and abilities which you haven’t thought possible before. You may uncover some new talents in your self-expression. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your sense of values may be fluctuating right now, therefore be careful with unplanned purchases or acquiring new material goods just to increase your self-worth. Changing the look of your home is highly likely. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your popularity knows no boundaries. You are becoming a socialite and you are more in demand than ever. You seek exciting experiences and new friendships that will offer you limitless chances to prosper. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Forget the details and eliminate the facts. Body language will become increasingly important to you, more than any type of communication. You can seize people’s intentions and you can read their thoughts. Your sixth sense is razorsharp. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.
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Drake performs at the “Made In America” music festival, in Philadelphia. A year ago at the Grammy Awards, mighty British songstress Adele simply steamrolled the competition, sweeping the show’s three primary categories in a six-award haul that gave the annual L.A. bash an appropriately Hollywood ending: populist, satisfying and endlessly predictable. critical darling either. For what it’s worth, frontman Marcus Mumford says it’s bizarre even to be considered a frontrunner — and he’s certainly losing no sleep over his award prospects. “It’s definitely something we try to ignore as much as possible,” said the 26-year-old in a telephone interview Tuesday. “In terms of winning anything, honestly I can say we don’t really care. Honestly. That’s not just (B.S.). Truth is, music isn’t a competition and we just don’t really care. It’s an honour to be there, we’re excited about playing it — I’d rather play it than sit there like an idiot in the crowd.... “But it’s just fun. It’s silly. It’s a circus. You know, it’s a pantomime.” Well, it’s easy to assemble an argument that the other acts in the running are almost as likely to win the big award under the big top. It’s easy to find some support for White (an obvious Grammy favourite with nine previous wins), the well-regarded Black Keys (two-time winners) and Ocean, the critically lauded newcomer. And the awkwardly punctuated fun. have their supporters too, even if the Nate Ruess-led pop outfit is more likely to bring home a Grammy for their audacious blast of theatrical bombast, We Are Young, than the album from which it was culled. “I think fun. really exploded last year,” said Scott Morello, assistant program manager at Toronto hip hop and R&B station Flow 93.5. “It’s got such a great sound, and the singles are doing so well. I think it’s kind of on top of everyone’s mind.” Drake — thank me ever?: The 26-year-old Toronto rapper could be described as a Grammy darling, having racked up 12 nominations over his career. Except that he’s yet to actually win one. His moody, melancholy sophomore opus Take Care earned the former Degrassi star three nominations this year, for best rap song, rap album and rap performance, making him the top Canadian contender among a group that also includes double nominees
Carly Rae Jepsen and Tamia as well as Michael Buble, Melanie Fiona and Tegan and Sara. Despite the plaudits, some were surprised that Drake’s disc — approaching double-platinum status in the U.S. and already past that mark in his native Canada — was shut out of the Grammys’ triumvirate of major categories: album, song and record of the year. “Drake could be right up there with (the album of the year nominees),” Morello said. “It was a huge album, hugely successful.... Drake’s Drake, he’s amazing, he’s just never won. I wish I could figure that out. He’s had so much success but it doesn’t translate in the Grammy world into winning the awards.” Toyota says it’s “crazy” that Drake has never won, but points to the fact that while he regularly tops the hip hop and R&B charts, he’s never reached the same pinnacle on the pop chart (his first single, the swooning Best I Ever Had, ascended the highest, reaching No. 2 Stateside). The Grammy Awards air Sunday on Global.
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a powerful image that Presley and the band played these songs to appreciative (if smaller) audiences until illness intervened. Wild Thing was written by accomplished American songwriter Chip Taylor, whose real name is James Voight. He turned to his brother, the actor Jon Voight, for an assess-
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TORONTO — A year ago at the Grammy Awards, mighty British songstress Adele simply steamrolled the competition, sweeping the show’s three primary categories in a six-award haul that gave the annual L.A. bash an appropriately Hollywood ending: populist, satisfying and endlessly predictable. But approaching this Sunday’s 55th Grammy Awards bash, there’s no generational smash on par with “21” to deep-six the Grammy hopes of the rest of the field. In fact, it’s shaping up to be much more similar to 2011’s wide-open bash, which concluded with beloved Montreal indie-rock outfit Arcade Fire’s shocking album of the year victory. This year’s leading nominees, with six apiece, are numerous and diverse: avant-R&B star-in-the-making Frank Ocean, blues-rock howler Dan Auerbach, popfolk breakouts Mumford & Sons and decorated hiphop royalty Jay-Z and Kanye West. The next three major contenders, with five nominations each, only muddy the picture: Prince-influenced R&B crooner Miguel, Ohio rockers the Black Keys and jazz pianist Chick Corea. The eclectic nature of the night’s leading contenders reflects a singles-driven year in which the pop charts were often lit not by stars, but by thousandwatt flashes of sublime pop delivered by artists only dimly known to the public: Gotye, fun., and, of course, Canadian Carly Rae Jepsen. So after an elusive year in pop, there’s no shortage of intriguing storylines heading into music’s biggest night. Mumford’s the Word?: If forced to name a presumptive favourite for the Grammys’ marquee category, album of the year, most prognosticators are mumbling Mumford & Sons. According to the award-season prediction aggregator Gold Derby, the British folk-rock outfit is favoured by the vast majority of analysts, with the Black Keys’ El Camino riding shotgun as runner-up. It’s easy to see why. The band’s sophomore album, Babel, is broadly accessible to a range of ages (always an important factor given the Recording Academy’s greying base) and sold briskly, opening at No. 1 en route to platinum sales in the U.S. (and double platinum here in Canada). In fact, Babel outsold the rest of the field — only El Camino similarly reached platinum status, while the rest of the nominees (Jack White’s solo debut Blunderbuss, Some Nights by fun. and Ocean’s Channel Orange) moved significantly fewer units. “I think (the award) will go to Mumford & Sons,” said Cory Price, program director at Vancouver rock radio station, 99.3 The Fox. “That band is riding an incredible high right now. “It’s a band that everyone seems to like these days. They’re crossing borders on every radio station. They’re getting play on hot AC, rock and pop formats. It’s undeniable.” Agreed MuchMusic VJ Lauren Toyota: “I think it’s probably going to win, just based on the impression that that album made, the worldwide success that that band has had and that album has had moreso than the other contenders in the category.” And yet, neither Price nor Toyota would personally choose Mumford (Price prefers the Black Keys record, while Toyota counts Ocean’s Channel Orange as her overall favourite record of last year, not just within the category), which reflects a potential problem for the would-be Brit invaders: a divided critical response. Reviews for Babel were mixed, with some scribes taking potshots at what they perceived to be bland tunes and overwrought lyrics. It remains to be seen whether that will influence Recording Academy voters, although Taylor Swift’s Grammy-crowned effort Fearless wasn’t exactly a
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DZUBA Jerald Wayne On Sunday, February 3, 2013 Jerry Dzuba of Edmonton passed away at the age of 75 years. He is survived by his wife Carren; son Kevin (Alana); two grandchildren: Dallas and Tyller. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5104 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton, AB on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
LAURENCE Kelly Mrs. Kelly Laurence of Red Deer, Alberta passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Hospice on the morning of Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the age of 72 years. Kelly was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Monday, November 4, 1940 and moved to Red Deer in 2007 to enjoy her retirement with her husband, Eric Laurence, who passed away April 2009 after being married for 36 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her three daughters, Suzanne (Lee) Birn of Red Deer, AB, Joanne (Andrew) Peacock of Austin, TX and Erica Laurence of Red Deer, AB; as well as her six grandchildren, Abigail, Liam, Anna, Ava, Nate and Cooper. Kelly also leaves to mourn her sister, Daphne Masalla and many nieces, nephews and family members in Queensland, Australia. Kelly is also predeceased by her sister, Lorna Grant of Queensland, Australia. Kelly was a kind, generous and strong-willed woman with a witty sense of humour and a love for life. Family was very important to Kelly and she enjoyed spending countless hours with her children and grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red D e e r, A l b e r t a . I n l i e u o f flowers, memorial donations in Kelly’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.
NYSTROM Nels Eaner 1929-2013 Nels Nystrom passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Red Deer General Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a brief and brave battle with cancer. Nels was born in Glen Park Alberta on May 4th, 1929 and spent most of his life in central Alberta. Nels married his beloved wife Audrey (Smith) in 1950. He is survived by Audrey, his two daughters Helen (and her husband Doug Swanson) and Verna (and her husband Dickson Wood) and by his sister Verna Nichols. Nels was a kind, patient and caring husband and father and will also be remembered by his grandchildren NanMichelle (Brad), Kyla (Julian), Myles, Kelsey and Jenna and his great grandchildren Kennedy, Caden, Pierce, Eden and Silas all of whom loved him dearly. Nels enjoyed a successful 35 year career with United Grain Growers which took him to many of the small communities in Alberta and ended in a leadership role at the head office in Winnipeg. Nels and Audrey retired in 1990 and settled for several years in Ve r n o n a n d S a l m o n A r m where they always found ways to contribute generously to the Presbyterian Church and the community. They returned to Red Deer in 2011 to be close to their family. Nels brought laughter and love to every situation and was a remarkable story teller. Nels always had a project or two on the go. Whether it was refinishing furniture, building cedar chests and kayaks for his grandchildren, helping with renovations or acting as resident lumberjack, Nels created a lasting legacy for his entire family. Nels also bestowed his love of the outdoors on his daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The countless games of cribbage and rummy that the grandkids always seemed to win will be cherished in our memories. Nels’ family will be holding a private memorial service. Nels’ many friends and loved ones are invited to a celebration of his life at Sierra Grand Seniors Residence (4805 45th Street, Red Deer) from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 7th, 2013. Donations in Nels’ name may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Palliative Care Unit (3942 - 50A Avenue, Red D e e r, A l b e r t a T 4 N 4 E 7 ) . Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Valeri Watson EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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ROBINSON (Colburn/Easton) Elsie Evelyn 1914 - 2013 It is with sadness but relief that we announce the passing of our mom Elsie Robinson. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the age of 99 years. Elsie was born at home January 14, 1914 in Pambrun, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her sons John (Fran) and Robert (Wilma), two grandchildren Robert Jr. (Ellen) Easton, Cara (Jim) Francis, great grandchildren Kyle, Ryann and Alexa, two stepdaughters Jean and Lori and their children and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by her husband Stan, parents Albert and Rose Colburn, sister Viva, brother Max and several nephews. A celebration of Elsie’s life will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Parkland Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with The Reverend Jeffrey Rock, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gaetz United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2 or the Salvation Army Red Deer, Suite 132-2325 50 Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 1L2. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Gordon Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
SOVDI Darwin Todd 1968 - 2013 Darwin Sovdi of Red Deer passed away suddenly on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the age of 44 years. A Prayer Service will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel (4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer) on Thursday, February 7, 2013 evening, time to be confirmed. Funeral details will be announced in Thursday’s edition of the Red Deer Advocate. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Anne-Marie Roy EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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SZOTT Pauline 1929 - 2013 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Pauline Szott of Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Pauline was born on November 27, 1929 in Macklin, Saskatchewan. She owned and operated the Clive Agencies in Clive during the 1970’s. Pauline was always a very active volunteer, as she belonged to the Royal Purple Ladies and the CWL in the 1950’s. Pauline also enjoyed being a part of the Retreads Motor Cycle Club during this time. Pauline was the loving mother of six children. Her hobbies included gardening, playing cards, crafts and above all, Pauline was an excellent cook. We will forever remember the delicious pies that she prepared for us. Pauline was very fond of spending cherished time with friends in Yuma, Arizona along with the company of other relatives and friends. Left to mourn are her sons; Richard (Jan) Szott and Alvin Szott all of Calgary, Alberta. As well as her daughters; Sylvia Szott of Red Deer, Alberta and Bev (Dick) Northcott of Clive, Alberta. Pauline also leaves behind ten Grandchildren and nine Great Grandchildren, as well as, numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her husband; Lorne, daughter; Bonnie Andrews and a son: Garry Szott. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 11, 2013 with The Reverend Father Les Drewicki, Celebrant. Following the Funeral Mass an Interment will take place at the Mount Calvary Cemetery, 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the charity of choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
VINCENT 1922 - 2013 Mrs. Donna Vincent of Pine Lake, Alberta passed away at the Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer on Monday, February 4, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Donna was born on March 31, 1922 in Delburne, Alberta to Robert and Euretta Scoular. Most of her schooling was in the Balmoral District east of Red Deer She married Arthur Vincent on April 6, 1944 and moved to the Pine Lake District where they farmed and owned and operated the Vincent General Store. She loved going for walks, gardening, and doing her needle work. Most of all she was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is lovingly remembered by her son Jim (Doreen) Vincent of Pine Lake, two daughters Marjorie (Barry) Bysterveld of Delburne and Teresa Diegel of Hanna, Alberta, seven grandchildren Steven and Mike Vincent, Lindsay (Justan) Ross, Nick, Mandy, Tim and Melody Diegel and a great granddaughter Neko Ross. Donna is also survived by a brother Jamie (Jeanette) Scoular of Chilliwack, BC, two special nephews John (Helen) Vincent and Doug (Phyllis) Vincent and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Vincent in 1999, infant son Neil in 1945, granddaughter Lisa Bysterveld in 1989, son-in-law Bryne Diegel in 2002, sister Joy Fowler and two brothers Glenn and Lloyd Scoular. A memorial tea in honour of Donna will be held at the Pine Lake Hub, Pine Lake on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. An interment was held in the Pine Lake Cemetery. Donations may be made directly to ones choice. A special thanks to Dr. Amy P h i l p o t t a n d t h e s t a ff a t Extendicare Michener Hill, Red Deer for their care and compassion shown to Donna. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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ATTN: I need 29 people now to lose weight & EARN $! Sherry 1-889-4635 Visit www.cashforlbs.com
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in
Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
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
GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
Cust Service/Office/Ship/ Rec fast paced Mon-Fri 8-4 Apply @ Grand Central Stitchin 7, 7439 49 Ave Cr
PERSON DUTIES INCLUDE: ATTRIBUTES: - Outgoing - Customer Service - Organized Rep - Mechanically Inclined - Receiving - Computer Proficient - Shipping - Previous Experience a - Inventory Control Must • Willing to train or apprentice successful candidate. • Full-time position. • Must be able to work weekends.
Apply by: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 403-346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill in Service
First Choice Collision
www.reddeerspca.com Many Pets to Choose From
www.fantahomes.com 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 www.masonmartinhomes.com Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 www.truelinehomes.com True Line Homes 403-341-5933 www.jaradcharles.com BUILDER M.L.S
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
Fax resume to: 403-887-0441 or drop off at: The Rental Store, 30 Industrial Drive, Sylvan Lake. Attn: Dave
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info
The Rental Store, Sylvan Lake, is looking for a casual or on-call driver to deliver our construction equipment in Central Alberta. Experience loading and unloading construction equipment would be an asset. Work would be Monday to Friday as needed. A class 1 license is a must.
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
Custom Energized Air Req’s MECHANIC exp’d In air compressors, dryers, Control systems, electrical A/C D/C circuits, 1-3 ph. Piping, fabrication, & Welding an asset. Email: Del.email@example.com Fax: 403-348-8765 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
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.
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in
Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be avail.
Adult Education and Training
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 gas plants and be part of a team responsible for developing and maintaining markets in the Reservoir Fluids Division.
A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Field Sampler Johnston Ming Manning LLP has a full time Legal Assistant position available in our real estate department. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a law firm, and a minimum of 3 - 5 years experience working as a Legal Assistant in residential real estate. We offer an excellent working environment, a great benefit package, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth. Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to:
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.
is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:
- Batch Plant Operator - Carpenters/Woodworkers - General Labourers
Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www.eaglebuilders.ca.
Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail: email@example.com.
RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 D3
Huntwood Custom Cabinets
is currently seeking the following positions, to start immediately:
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
Min. 2 yrs experienced installer contractors for the Red Deer Location. Supply your own liability insurance, tools, and reliable vehicle.
ANDERS AREA Adams Close/ Adair Ave. BOWER AREA Baile Cl. /Boyce St. Beatty Crs./Barrett Dr. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St
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@ huntwood.com
Isbister Close Issard Close
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for
SUNNYBROOK AREA Scott St./Somerset Close. Sunnyside Crsc.
Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Career Programs are
for all Albertans
1 day per wk. No collecting!!
Please contact QUITCY
Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info
Auctions NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail Please contact QUITCY
********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED
BED Frame, queen, solid wood, 4 poster. $200 obo. 403-343-8499 BED, twin with headboard, box spring & mattress. Good condition. $75. 403-227-2653 COCKTAIL table w/center cubical and door that opens down 58”x22” x 15”h $175 403-314-2026 GLASS & Brass Coffee table. $50.; 403-343-8439 RECLINING Leather Massage chair, Sony Laptop. 403-343-8439
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
In the towns of:
CHINA, Fine Bone, Lady Alexander Rose, England, 2 cups, 2 saucers with cream & sugar, $25; cream colored large ceramic, tea pot with blue trim and rooster decal with two matching mugs, made in Portugal, $25; table sized water fountain, 12” diameter and 6” high, water falling over rock scene, $40. 403-227-2653
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
P/T EXPERIENCED DOOR SECURITY PERSONNEL
Apply in person after 3 pm. SYNIK CLOTHING, Gasoline Alley. F/T - P/T Great pay for right person. Apply within w/resume.
Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303
COMPUTER/BRIEF CASE on wheels. As new. $80. obo 403-302-4422
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
RV MECHANIC Attributes:
• All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction
• • • • •
Previous experience Organized & Reliable Outgoing Physically fit Mechanically inclined
This is a career position. Salary based on experience and ability Company benefits Top industrial wage for right person 285128B12
E-mail email@example.com Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill/Service
HUSKY WOLF PUPS!! 1st shots, yr. guarantee. 2 Males. 403-749-2924
SPEED skates ladies older style shoe size 5-6 $75 very good cond. 403-346-0093 TREADMILL, True HRC, $1400. ; Universal exercise bike, $700. Like New! 403-347-1992
TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.
APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042
Call Classiﬁeds 403-309-3300 INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 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.
EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net
MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
FOOT CARE Handled With Care Licensed, mobile foot care. Call 403-350-7595
ASIAN Executive Touch Exclusive for men. Open 10 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650
Gentle Touch Massage
4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445
LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car
BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. Res/Comm.Reno’s, repair and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured.
LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE Bring loved one & the 2nd person is 1/2 price. Open daily 9 am-9 pm. 403-986-1550 #3 4820-47 Ave 4 therapists, Insurance receipts
Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels. 403-986-6686
Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. & March 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
VACANCY In Woodland Terrace
Fully reno’d condo, 3 bdrms, 1 bath, Balcony, Shared laundry. 3 appls, Parking, No pets. $1225 & Elect; SD $1225; Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-318-4225
11/2 blocks west of hospital!
3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1195 SD $1000. Avail. March 1. 403-304-7576, 347-7545
FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Manufactured WANTED • 3250-3390 Homes
FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Sharon 403-340-0225
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
Bright & Clean 4-Plex In Oriole Park
2 bdrm + den, 1.5 bath, Balcony. In-suite laundry. NO PETS, Avail NOW! $1025 & Gas & Elect., SD $1025. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554
3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $975 rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. Now or Mar. 1. Call 403-304-5337
Newly Renovated Mobile Home
20,000with Intro 279426C30
Renter’s Special FREE Cable
NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/ onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat and hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955
QUIET LOCATION 1 & 2 bdrm. adult bldg. Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899
& Mar 1. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686
CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
Rooms For Rent
FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277
BRAND NEW SECONDARY SUITE HOME. 403-588-2550
Lots For Sale
FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300
Antique & Classic Autos
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon 403-340-0225
Wanted Tenant Large 1 bdrm. adult suite. Heat/water/parking incl’d. Call 403-342-2899
COLLECTOR CAR Auction & Speed and Custom Show. Featuring Ian Roussel, from Car Warriors & Big Schwag. Mar 15th - 17th. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space still avail. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102 EGauctions.com
FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com Mason Martin Homes has
VIEW ALL OUR PRODUCTS
8 Brand New Homes starting at $188,900
Call for more info 403-588-2550
2 & 3 bedroom
Character homes on huge lots, stunning landscaping, backing onto treed reserves, close to schools, shopping & transit. For a free list of avail. properties visit: www.JustListedInfo.com ResOneInfo2@gmail.com 403-358-9999 Residential One
modular/mobile homes in pet friendly park
WELL kept 2 storey condo in Davenport Country Lane 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, fireplace, finished bsmt, $224,900 SOLD
Houses For Sale
Sharon (403) 340-0225
1 BDRM, apt in Eastview, avail. immed. $795, 403-343-0070 2 BDRM,. w/balcony, quiet clean professionally managed bldg. $825/rent /d.d., immed. 403-358-8670 GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, 7 ACRES $353,000. 20 min. D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, to Red Deer 403-227-5132 no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175 Manufactured LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only Homes n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Sharon 403-340-0225
400/month lot Rent incl. Cable www.lansdowne.ca
has relocated to
Mauricia (403) 340-0225 www.lansdowne.ca Public Notices
A MUST SEE!
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
with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted
STYLISH TRI-PLEX ON 59TH AVE
SUNNYBROOK Newly Reno’d Mobile 2 bdrm. apt. avail. Feb 15
to renovate this 3 bdrm., 2 bath Townhouse. Fenced rear yard, safe/quite treed area. $130,000. www.JustListedInfo.com ResOneInfo1@gmail.com 403-358-9999 Residential One
2008 MERCEDES BENZ E300 4-matic, nav., sunroof, 77001 kms, $26,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
6010 NOTICE OF HEARING ENVIRONMENTAL APPEALS BOARD
Time: Date: Location:
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
Water Act Licence Nos. 00293413-00-00 and 00293311-00-00 and Water Act Approval No. 0029313-00-00 Appeal Nos.: EAB12-019-021, 023-025, and 027-029
To Advertise Your Business or Service Here
HORSES WANTED: broke, un-broke, or unwanted. 403-783-0303
newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s March 1st. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
Delta Land Co. Inc.
DRESSER w/mirror and night table $80; end table w/pull out drawer and bot- NEWER Adult 1/2 Duplex tom shelf 26”x22”c21”h in Inglewood, 1200 sq. ft., 3 bdrms. 6 appls. 2 car $70; 9 shelf unit w/closed center pull down door $50 parking. N/S, no pets, utils. not incld., $1200 rent/s.d. 403-314-2026 Avail. March 1. 403-340-0363 DUVET, twin size, white with poly fill. Exc. cond. TOO MUCH STUFF? $20. 403-227-2653 Let Classifieds HONEYDEW upright air help you sell it. purifier 2’ tall, filter free, works great $50 obo 403-347-0104 Manufactured
FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, 16-1988 Calgary Olympic Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 glasses $25; 4 wine and 4 cocktail glasses $15; wine decanter and 6 liquor LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, glasses $20; Royal Albert cream, sugar, and tray tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Kentish Rockery $50; 4 pc. dessert goblets pedestal Lil Mule Logging style $20; oval bowl (Moth403-318-4346 er of Pearl) 10”x 6 1/2”x4” Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner deep $45 403-314-2026 BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
COMPACT sewing table on wheels, opens to size 60x32x35 h, folds downs LARGE farm house, 30 to 13” w, storage in cenre, mts. W of Sylvan Lake, $50; 403-347-5846 $1000 /mo.. + gas $1000 d.d., 403-588-7221 DE-HUMIDIFIER, used 3 hours. New cost $200. Asking $100. Houses/ 403-304-1013
DOWNFILLED coat, size XL, worn twice, reg. $350, OAK spice rack, (holds 15 a s k i n g $ 1 0 0 , spice bottles) $15; Req’s P/T parts person 2 sets of framed pictures 403-343-1112 who can work even$10/set, 403-343-1112 ings/weekends. Please LEATHER MOTORCYCLE apply at 6722-50 Ave. Red S A F E S T E P WA L K I N JACKET, GREEN Deer or fax 403-309-0354 TUB, new $17,000 asking CUSTOM MADE or send to firstname.lastname@example.org $6900 obo 403-346-4926 Men’s S - M. $150. obo. 403-302-4422 SENIOR lady needing help SMALL Home Safe, like with house work. new. Approx. 2’x2’x2’. $65. Call 403-347-8697 403-347-1992
WANTED - PASTURE LAND TO RENT OR LEASE. 2 JVC stereo speakers Required for 2 Load Pastures $15. Call 403-728-3485 to 1000 Head Pastures. Area: Alberta & Saskatchewan. Misc. for Term: May to September, 2013. Please contact Ed Sale 403-546-2278 Ext 3. BLACK MEMORY foam Looking for a new pet? floor lounger, w/massage, as new 54” L, 5 position Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. adjustable back, portable, $50, 403-347-5846
For afternoon delivery once per week
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 @reddeer.swagelok.com or in person at #4 - 4910 78th Street, Red Deer.
RED DEER WORKS
Lancaster Drive Lindsay Ave. Lagrange Crsc
5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 email@example.com FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629 JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
A COUPLE OF PAINTERS
Call for all your painting requirements. 15 yrs. exp. Kory at 403-347-9068
HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com
8:30 a.m. February 25, 2013 Office of the Environmental Appeals Board 306, 10011 – 109 Street, Edmonton
Licences and Approval
The Environmental Appeals Board will hold a hearing on February 25, 2013, in Edmonton, Alberta, to hear submissions with respect to the decision of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development to issue to Delta Land Co.: Inc. Water Act Licence No. 00293413-00-00 for the operation of a works and diversion of up to 38725.0 cubic metres of water annually for the purpose of recreation (RV resort) and irrigation (golf course); Water Act Licence No. 00293311-00-00 for the operation of a works and diversion of up to 23554.0 cubic metres of water annually for the purpose of recreation (RV resort) and irrigation (golf course); and Water Act Approval No. 00292313-00-00 for the construction and maintenance of an inland marina, beach, and fisheries enhancement works at Gull Lake, Alberta.
Effective February 5, 2013, copies of material filed with the Board respecting these appeals will be available for viewing at the Mary C. Moore Public Library, 101, 5214 – 50 Avenue, Lacombe, Alberta, during its normal operating hours, or by appointment at the office of the Environmental Appeals Board in Edmonton.
Environmental Appeals Board Registrar of Appeals 306, 10011 – 109 Street Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 3S8 Telephone: 780-427-6207 Toll-free 310-0000, followed by 780-427-6207 Fax: 780-427-4693 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.eab.gov.ab.ca
Any person, other than the parties, who wishes to make a representation before the Board on these appeals must submit a request in writing by fax or by e-mail to the Board at the fax number or e-mail address set out below. The request must be received by the Board on or before February 14, 2013. It is your responsibility to ensure that your request is received by the Board by February 14, 2013. Such a request shall (a) contain the name, address, e-mail, and telephone and fax numbers of the person submitting the request, (b) indicate whether the person submitting the request intends to be represented by a lawyer or agent and, if so, the name of the lawyer or agent, (c) contain a summary of the nature of the person’s interest in this appeal, and (d) be signed by the person submitting the request. Applications will only be considered if the information will assist the Board in making its decision, and will not duplicate the information provided by the parties. After February 14, 2013, the Board will, in its discretion, determine if other persons may make representations, and the manner in which they can be made. Once the Board makes a decision on any intervenor applications, the hearing will be open to the public for viewing only. The information requested is necessary to allow the Environmental Appeals Board to perform its function. The information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, section 33(c). Section 33(c) provides that personal information may only be collected if that information relates directly to and is necessary for the processing of these appeals. The information you provide will be considered a public record.
About the Board
The Environmental Appeals Board is an independent quasi-judicial body that hears appeals of certain decisions made by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
Environmental Appeals Board
D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013
FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here
DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
1998 QX4 INFINITI V6, 4x4, good motor & transmission. No rust, regular maintanance, good tires. $4950. 403-588-6230
DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2003 HYUNDAI TIBURON FWD,106300 kms, $6888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2006 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition 22” Foose Rims one owner $24,888 Sport & Import 348- 8788
2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4x4 Duramax $27,888 Sport & Import 348-8788
2008 SUZUKI SX4 FWD, 89106 kms, $7888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2010 GMC 3500 HD 4x4 Duramax Dually, leather nav dvd 54,000 km $49,888 Sport & Import 348-8788
DO YOU HAVE
2006 GMC C4500 dura-max diesel, auto., 81,974 miles, deck with hitch $49888, 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 JEEP Grand Cherokee AWD $15888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 TOYOTA YARIS FWD, 62709 kms, 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, sunroof, htd. lthr., long box, 118393 kms, $34,888, 348-8788, Sport & Import
2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan 120,000 km $10,888 Sport & Import 348-8788
DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2009 FORD F-150 Platinum
2010 Mazda 3 GT leather roof 6 speed 33,988 km $16,888, 403-348 8788
TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2004 DODGE Dakota Sport 4X4, V-8, $8888 403-348- 8788 Sport & Import
DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2004 MAZDA 3 Sport. Clean, 203,000 km. $7800. 403-341-0744
2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2.0T FWD, 4 cyl. turbo, $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 DODGE 2500 HD crew cab s/b, 183,000 kms $13,500 403-346-9816
2000 TOYOTA 4Runner 197,000 kms., $7300. obo 403-597-5972
2004 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GLS diesel, $9888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 CADILLAC Escalade AWD, lthr.,rear air, sunroof, $27888, 348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 HONDA RIDGELINE RT 4X4, $19888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2009 FORD F-350 King Ranch htd. lthr., sunroof, nav., $33888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE 7pass., rear air, $14,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2005 CHRYSLER 300 lthr, 64,690 kms, $12,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2008 HYUNDAI Elantra
2009 HONDA CR-V lthr., sunroof, nav., $23888
2011 CADILLAC CTS 4 AWDCoupe nav full load, 1 owner 53,000 km $39,888 Sport & Import 348-8788
2002 BMW X5 $10888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2005 COLORADO ext cab LS, tmech. in great shape, tuned up, 168,000 kms. $7500, 403-347-6889 lve msg
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France to start pulling troops from Mali in March by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TIMBUKTU, Mali — French troops may start pulling out of their anti-extremist operation in Mali as early as next month, handing over to a still-developing African force. The potential pending withdrawal, floated by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in a newspaper interview published Tuesday night, came as forces from France and Chad secured a key bastion in northern Mali, the city of Kidal. French aircraft and troops also are targeting suspected hideouts of Islamist fighters in the sparsely populated Saharan desert. There are fears that the extremists who have fled Mali’s cities during the three-week French-led operation could try to stage attacks from remote bases. The French foreign minister is quoted in France’s Metro newspaper as saying, “I think that starting in March, if everything goes as planned, the number of our troops should diminish.” Fabius, whose office tweeted the newspaper story, stressed that terrorist threats remain and that the fight isn’t over yet, but that ultimately Africans and Malians themselves need to take responsibility for the region’s security. France has some 4,000 troops in Mali as of Tuesday, a French military official said. That’s about the same number as France had at the height of its 11-year military presence in Afghanistan. France launched the Mali operation last month to drive back al-Qaida-linked extremists who had
seized the north of the country, imposing harsh rule on local populations, and had started pushing toward Mali’s capital. France’s government fears the region could become a haven for international terrorists. A U.N. diplomat said Tuesday that the French are talking about another month or so of active engagement in Mali, with one aim being the interruption of supplies to the extremists. The U.N. Security Council is likely to wait until the end of February, when the military action has hopefully ended, to adopt a new resolution authorizing a U.N. peacekeeping force for Mali, the diplomat said. The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the Mali conflict. As French troops focus farther north, they are moving out of cities they seized earlier in the operation. They are already expected to start handing control of the fabled city of Timbuktu to African forces this week. Extremists had overtaken Timbuktu last year; French forces pushed them out last month and French President Francois Hollande arrived in the city to accolades from its residents. Some 3,800 forces from other African states are in Mali backing up the weak Malian army, the official said. But it is far from clear that the African forces are ready to take full responsibility against the Islamic extremists, who may strike the cities from their desert hideouts. The spokesman for the Malian military in Timbuktu, Capt. Samba Coulibaly, said there is no reason for the population to fear the withdrawal of French troops. “With the size of the force we have here right now,
we can maintain security in the town of Timbuktu,” he said. “The departure of the French soldiers does not scare us, especially since their air force will still be present both in Timbuktu and Sevare. They control this entire zone and can intervene within a matter of minutes in order to carry out airstrikes as needed,” he said. Some 1,800 Chadian troops are now holding the northern city of Kidal, the French military official said Tuesday. The French last week began a campaign of airstrikes on Islamic rebel outposts around Kidal and Tessalit. French Mirage and Rafale fighter jets have flown 135 sorties since Thursday and targeted 25 sites, primarily fuel and logistics depots, the French Defence Ministry said. While their forces took control of Kidal’s airport some time ago, it’s not clear why they did not take Kidal city with the same swiftness as they took Gao and Timbuktu. There was speculation that the pace of their advance was being constrained by the fact that the retreating rebels are holding Western hostages, including eight who are French. Fears have mounted about their safety as the French intervention has moved closer to where several of them are thought to be held. In a sign of normalcy, the mayor’s office of Timbuktu announced that they will open for the first time in 10 months on Wednesday, said the city’s mayor, Ousmane Halle. Government officials will tackle “the most important needs first,” he said. “Including garbage removal and issuing birth certificates for the children born since the Islamists took over.”
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British lawmakers vote in favour of bill legalizing same-sex marriages by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Britain cleared a major hurdle Tuesday, as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposals championed by Prime Minister David Cameron. The vote in the House of Commons — 400 to 175 in support of the proposed legislation — will be followed by more detailed parliamentary debates. The proposals also require the approval of the House of Lords before they become law. The process could take months, but if approved, the bill is expected to take effect in 2015 and enable same-sex couples to get married in both civil and religious ceremonies, provided the religious institution consents. The bill also lets couples who had previously entered into civil partnerships convert their relationship into a marriage. “Tonight’s vote shows Parliament is very strongly in favour of equal marriage,” Deputy Prime Minister
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ACAPULCO, Mexico — Six Spanish tourists were raped by a gang of armed, masked men in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, the latest chapter of violence that has tarnished the once-glamorous Pacific coast resort. The vicious, hours-long attack occurred before dawn Monday at a house that six Spanish men, six Spanish women and a Mexican woman had rented on a quiet, idyllic stretch of beach on the outskirts of Acapulco. The attackers gained access to the house because two of the Spaniards were in the yard and apparently were forced to open the door, Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton told a news conference late Monday. The five attackers burst into the house and held the group at gunpoint, he said. They tied up the six men with phone cords and bathing suit straps and then raped the six Spanish women. The Mexican woman was not raped. Guerrero state Attorney General Martha Garzon said the Mexican woman begged the men not to rape her and the assailsants told her they would spare her because she is Mexican. “Fortunately we have strong evidence to lead us to those re-
sponsible for this reprehensible act,” Garzon told Radio Formula. The attack began about two hours after midnight Monday and the victims were only able to report the crime five hours later, at nearly seven in the morning. “This is a regrettable situation, and of course it is going to damage Acapulco,” Walton said. The once-glittering resort that attracted movie stars and celebrities in the 1950s and 60s has already been battered by years of drug gang killings and extortions, but except for very few incidents, the violence has not touched tourists. Walton said he believed, but wasn’t sure, that the assailants in Monday’s attack didn’t belong to a drug gang. Guerrero state Attorney General Martha Garzon Guzman said witness descriptions of the attackers were more difficult to obtain because they wore masks. “From what the attorney general has told me, I don’t think this was organized crime,” Walton said. “But that will have to be investigated, we don’t know.” Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department issued a statement saying it regretted the attack, and suggesting it was not drug-cartel related. “Up to now, the investigations
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