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Town digging into dredging prospects BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF


The Town of Sylvan Lake plans to explore the feasibility of dredging up a beach to replace the sand lost to high water levels. Graders were regularly used in the 1980s to scrape sand up into a beach, but stiffer environmental regulations ended the practice.

But now that water levels are at an all-time high and the popular beach has disappeared, there is interest in checking out ways to restore it. “It’s really quite a challenging task that we’re up against,” said Mayor Susan Samson. The town doesn’t know if Alberta Environment

would allow dredging, how much it would cost or even whether it is physically feasible. “Now, we’re faced with the highest lake levels in the history of Sylvan Lake,” said Samson. “What if we dredged all the sand up and we had a big storm? Where would the sand go? It could be gone in an instant.”

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A determined competitor moves ahead of the pack after the Red Deer School Loppet mass start at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area Tuesday. About 530 racers from Red Deer Public and Separate systems plus some home schooled students in Grades 3 through 12 took part in the 28th annual event, skiing three- or five-km courses.

Ward, Thompson among lowest paid post-secondary executives BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF The pay of post-secondary senior executives came under fire after the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees issued a list showing some earned more than $600,000 in 2010-11. But those in charge of two Central Alberta colleges were nowhere near top earner Indira Samarasekra of the University of Alberta, who made $1.005 million. The list of top earners also included NAIT president Sam Shaw, at $950,000 in 2010-11; Elizabeth Cannon of the University of Calgary, at $640,000 the same year; and Paul Byrne of Grand McEwan University, at $636,000. Four others made more than $500,000 that year. AUPE defined the salaries it released as total compensation, including base salary, cash and noncash benefits.


According to the release, Red Deer College president Joel Ward’s salary actually decreased from $249,000 in 2009-10 to $242,000. However, Ward’s salary increased in 2011-12, when he made $262,456, after the board of governors approved the increase in January 2012. This figure was not included in the AUPE release. Olds College president Tom Thompson’s pay for 2010-11, according to AUPE, was $328,000, up from $284,000. Jordan Cleland, Olds College vice-president of Advancement, said the audited base salary for Thompson in 2011-12 was $202,000, which does not include cash and non-cash benefits. Thompson has been president of the college for 12 years and his salary is based on the board of governors’ annual review, which typically includes an incremental increase, or not, based on performance.


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The former Tequila Nightclub was fined $3,000 on Tuesday after pleading guilty to allowing minors into the Red Deer bar. The numbered corporation behind the bar, 1476956 Alberta Ltd., pleaded guilty to six counts of admitting minors under the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Act. The corporation was facing 12 counts of admitting minors and was scheduled for trial on Tuesday in Red Deer traffic court. Traffic court deals with offences under many provincial statutes, municipal bylaws and a few federal statutes.



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Rimbey group goes to bat for rural dialysis patients


BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A Rimbey group will make its case at a provincial inquiry later this month on the disparities between urban and rural patients seeking renal dialysis. The Renal Dialysis Rimbey Support Group will present a formal submission to the Alberta Public Inquiry into Preferential Access, which is looking into health services queue jumping, in Calgary on Feb. 27. According to a report prepared by the group, rural residents are risking their lives travelling to Red Deer to receive medically necessary dialysis services. “Dialysis patients from the Rimbey area must travel three or more times a week on dangerous roads to receive medically necessary treatment,” said spokeswoman Irene Norvila. The Rimbey group says that research and government reports on rural health care over the past two decades have emphasized a growing gap between Canadian rural and urban communities when accessing health-care services. In addition to having poorer status and facing increased health risks, rural Canadians are confronted with a health-care system that is not designed to serve their needs. In a nutshell, urban Canadians receive preferential access to health care, says the Rimbey group. “This particular area of rural Alberta has been overlooked,” said Norvila. She said they’re not opposed to the kind of services provided to patients in urban areas. “But there is a big need for equal services to the rural dialysis patients,” she said. Norvila has taken her husband Paul Norvila to Red Deer for dialysis an average of three times a week for the past 10 years.

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BAR: Guilty on six counts Instead, the corporation pleaded guilty to six counts. The other counts were dismissed when the Crown called no evidence on those charges. Last September, Tequila Nightclub had its business licence revoked after allegedly exceeding its licensed capacity, failing to comply with conditions related to security measures, and allowing minors inside. On Tuesday, Tequila Nightclub was fined $500 on each of the six counts as a result of an agreement between Crown prosecutor Michael Scrase and the nightclub’s lawyer, Dana Carlson. Traffic commissioner S. Gorsalitz said that considering the maximum fine for admitting minors was $50,000 on each count, the Crown was generous. The corporation was given one year to pay the fines, plus a $450 surcharge. In January, Calgary businessman Quan Diep, who opened the Tequila Nightclub in 2010, announced that he and his partners wanted to open up a European-style beer hall with international beers, food, live music and sports entertainment in the same location as the former downtown nightclub. The intention was to open the International Beer Haus&Stage in late February. Joyce Boon, the city’s Inspections and Licensing Department supervisor, said about 10 days ago that an application was made to the city for a building permit for renovations, including a kitchen. “It’s a restaurant, not a drinking establishment,” Boon said. Boon said the permit has yet to be issued for the restaurant, which is a permitted use in the area. An occupancy permit will also be required from


Edmonton police investigating boy’s death of death is not being released, although they said earlier in the day the boy had appeared to have drowned. Police spokeswoman Clair Seyler says a 32-year-old woman has been arrested but no charges have yet been laid.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Edmonton police say they are treating the death of a seven-year-old boy as a homicide. An autopsy was conducted Tuesday afternoon but the cause

the city. Then the owners will have to work with Alberta Liquor and Gaming to obtain a liquor licence, she said.


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Bob Duce, left, and Alex Robertson cook pancakes at St. Leonard’s on the Hill Anglican Church on Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday precedes Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent in the run-up to Easter. Pancakes grew popular over time since they used up rich foods such as eggs, milk and sugar before Lent’s 40-day fasting began. Proceeds from the meal will be used for church and youth group programs.

DREDGING: Report on issue will be prepared Staff have been asked to check into the issue and come back with a report. There was much discussion at council about whether to ask residents in the upcoming census if they would like a new beach created. Samson said there were concerns that the answer would inevitably be yes, but the town may not be able to deliver. A report to council says that Alberta Parks has already said it would not support a dredged beach, which could create a sharp dropoff where the new beach ended. Council has already approved a Plan B. This year’s budget includes $25,000 to create a manufactured beach somewhere in the green space on the lakeshore. Exactly where it will go has not yet been decided, but it is expected to be ready for this swimming season.

PAY: ‘Ridiculous salary structures’ criticized “We think, and our board of governors thinks, that as the president and chief executive officer of the college that a salary of $202,000 is not unreasonable,”

EMS was called to an apartment on Edmonton’s south side about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call about a sudden death. The boy was transported to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

said Cleland. “We know that it’s in the low quarter to a third of the salaries in the system.” Thompson was in the middle of the pack in terms of salary, according to the AUPE release, when compared to other Alberta post-secondary institution presidents, while Ward was second last. Rachel Notley, Alberta NDP advanced education critic, said the elite executive pay increases hurt both the taxpayer and the post-secondary students. “Ultimate responsibility for this rests with the Conservatives in terms of these are their friends and insiders who are being appointed to these boards,” said Notley. “Who are then allowed to come up with their own, ridiculous salary structures. “We’re on the eve of a budget where we’re probably going to see cuts in Advanced Education. When we have stupid decisions like this it means students are the ones who are ultimately hurt.” AUPE president Guy Smith said this exorbitant compensation for senior post-secondary officials is an issue across Alberta. “At a time when the government is mulling cuts to public services, including education, it needs to examine the mixed messages it’s sending to the public,” said Smith. AUPE represents more than 9,000 support staff at Alberta colleges and universities. “At the same time these presidents plead poverty to their front-line staff during collective bargaining,” said Smith. “Meanwhile, students face ever-increasing costs, with many taking on crushing debt loads. When these groups see the excessive compensation that senior executives receive, they feel disrespected.” The complete list of post-secondary leadership salaries can be found at gold-plated-paycheques-for-post-secondary-execsnot-isolated-to-sait-says-aupe/

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Auditor says Olds College improving financial operations

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Olds College is making some headway in improving its financial operations. The auditor general’s report for February 2013, released on Tuesday, showed the college has made some improvements in some areas but remains unsatisfactory in others since the last report in March 2012. In his report, Auditor General Merwan Saher repeated two recommendations for Olds College to improve its internal controls over financial reporting. Saher recommends the college improve its yearend financial reporting and improve segregation of its privileged user access roles from data entry responsibilities and business functions. A third recommendation to improve processes to ensure compliance with legislation was included. Jordan Cleland, Olds College vice-president of Advancement, said the college agrees with and accepts the recommendations in the annual report. “We are working towards making improvements in all of the areas but they are multi-year journeys to us,” said Cleland. “They report annually but the fix on some of these will be two to three to four years.” Last year, the college streamlined its management structure and added a chief financial officer position that didn’t previously exist. Cleland said this is one example of the college following through on the recommendations. He encourages onlookers to read the entire report besides the recommendations, which indicate the college is making incremental changes. Findings in the report show the college completed the financial statements faster than the previous year. But it also showed deficiencies in presentations or disclosures. The report indicates accuracy and completeness of the preparation of the college’s financial statements remain unsatisfactory. This recommendation was made in April 2010 and again in April 2011. The report also indicated there was not enough progress in implementing critical controls over the prevention of unauthorized charges by fraud and error. In this area, the college reduced the number of privileged access users to two for each application, stopped the sharing of a password, removed domain administrator’s privileged access to applications and created another separate account for privileged access for users with data entry responsibilities. The auditor general releases the report annually on Alberta Health Services, the Office of the Public Trustee and Alberta’s post-secondary institutions.


DIALYSIS: Costs are higher She said that in the last five years, one patient from the area died because of a car crash while returning from dialysis and another patient was seriously injured while trying to get home. Other people have had near misses. Rimbey area residents’ costs are five times as much to access the same dialysis services as residents living in Red Deer. While Alberta Health Services has refused to bring dialysis into the community, Rimbey has a relatively new hospital that could accommodate a dialysis unit, and medical and

EDMONTON — Alberta’s auditor general says taxpayers have been paying for health bureaucrats to take $1,200 short-hop flights, shelling out up to $300 at a time to shuttle patients around in taxis and covering one health employee’s costs to buzz about in a private plane. Merwan Saher said Alberta Health Services, also known as AHS, has to do a better job of monitoring expenses and educating staff about what should and should not be charged to the public purse. “It (AHS) has work to do,” Saher said after his report was released Tuesday. “An effective control framework ensures that public servants do not subsidize the government or reward themselves at public expense.” Saher’s audit, done over 17 months ending last August, found that $100 million was spent on travel, hosting, moving and other purchasing by AHS. That’s a drop in the bucket, he said, for an organization with 100,000 people — enough to fill both Edmonton’s Commonwealth and Calgary’s McMahon football stadiums. But Saher added that better controls would “help(s) reduce reputational risk to AHS and promote an overall proper control environment.” He said less than one per cent of spending involved senior staff; $60 million involved employees in the lower ranks. Among his findings was the case of a staffer who took a private plane to an appointment. “There was no explanation of why the person did not take a commercial flight. Nor was there an explanation about how the rate charged for the plane was found to be competitive.” Among other findings: ● The average cost for health workers to fly from Edmonton to Calgary was $457, yet some tickets cost up to $1,206 for the short-hop flights. ● AHS wrongly paid out more than $4,000 for photo radar tickets to emergency vehicle drivers who were not heading to an assignment that would require them to speed. ● One health facility shuttled patients around in taxis, with some fares exceeding $300, based on back of the napkin calculations that it would be cheaper. ● One employee relocating to a new home went over the normal seven per cent maximum on real estate fees and charged taxpayers the entire $116,000. ● Some employees have a $900,000 limit on company purchasing cards with no research on whether this is the best way to pay. ● Two major service providers were allowed not to submit expense receipts but instead agreed to pay a percentage of their overall fees for a total of $6.1 million. ● A long-term care home bought season’s tickets to the Calgary Flames and sold individual game tickets back to residents. That meant the volunteer who went with the resident saw NHL hockey for free on the taxpayers’ dime. Saher’s audit was done at the request of Health Minister Fred Horne, who said he wanted to make sure the public is getting the most for its money. “Albertans expect that the public service, including their public health system, respects the hard work that is behind every public dollar. Our



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government expects that, too,” said Horne in a news release. AHS, which is the service arm of the Alberta Health Department, has already begun implementing recommendations to tighten up expense monitoring, he said. “Alberta Health Services is putting safeguards in place that will make sure expense and travel claims are appropriate and handled with a high level of transparency and accountability.” Opposition Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith said Saher’s report shows that the misspending reported before health regions amalgamated into AHS in 2009 persists today. An example needs to be made of those who sign off on illegitimate expenses, she said. “There’s got to be some accountability,” said Smith. “I’m calling for the people who have identified time and time and time again that they are not able to keep a proper watch on taxpayer dollars to be removed from their positions. Absolutely. This is getting ridiculous.” NDP Leader Brian Mason said the fault lies with Horne. “(One hundred million dollars) is an enormous amount of money, and to not have stringent controls in place by now ... is a failure of leadership on the part of this government and that health minister,” he said. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman agreed. “Where are the regular checks and balances?” Sherman asked rhetorically at a news conference. “I’m not comfortable or reassured by the government’s response whatsoever.” Spending by Alberta health bureaucrats has been under the microscope for months. Last year, it was revealed that former AHS financial officer Allaudin Merali, while working for Edmonton’s now-defunct Capital Health Region, charged taxpayers almost $370,000 for pricey restaurant meals, to fix his Mercedes Benz and to hire a butler. Merali later issued a news release saying he was just doing his job, that he funded some of hosting costs out of his own pocket and that, if anything, he didn’t charge enough. Also in Tuesday’s report, Saher said Finance Minister Doug Horner did not break his government’s own law by delivering a bare bones first-quarter budget update last August.


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Putting Senate to rest History will eventually tell whether this was the week when public fatigue with the Canadian Senate passed the point of no return. What is certain is that the abolition of the upper house is well on the way to being upgraded from a Plan B dearest to the heart CHANTAL of the NDP to HÉBERT the Plan A of a critical mass in the country’s political class — possibly including Prime Minister Stephen Harper himself. The latest controversies involving a handful of senators potentially playing loose with the upper house’s honour system and — in the case of Patrick Brazeau, also crossing the line into Criminal Code territory — have once again cast a disreputable shadow on an unloved institution. The fact that Mike Duffy and


Brazeau were hand-picked by the current prime minister to sit in the Senate and happen to be Conservative household names only compounds the damage. But this week’s developments are just the latest in a series that is turning outright abolition from the path less travelled to the preferred route for dealing with a colonial-era federal institution. Over the past decade Ontario — under a Liberal government — has added its influential voice to those calling for the abolition of the Senate. At the same time, the pro-abolition NDP has expanded its reach into Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Despite an influx of New Democrats from the two regions of the country that are said to be most attached to the Senate, there is no indication that the party is under pressure to tone down its Senate stance. But perhaps the most significant sea change has taken place among the chattering classes in Western Canada. In the region that has long been the source of the momentum behind the drive to reform the Senate, the reality that its provincial makeup is unlikely to be rebalanced through a constitu-

tional amendment any time soon has sunk in. To move to an elected Senate in the current circumstances would amount to enhancing the legitimacy of a house that distorts the demographics of the country in favour of the smaller provinces. But just how hard would it be to abolish the Senate? The short answer is: harder than many abolitionists would like, but not necessarily as impossible as some are claiming. The Harper government is asking the Supreme Court to chart a constitutional path to a variety of Senate reform options. Significantly, abolition is on the list. No one expects Canada’s highest court to tell the federal government that it can unilaterally do away with one of the two houses of Parliament. But the court might find that the support of seven provinces accounting for more than 50 per cent of Canada’s total population would be sufficient to abolish the Senate. Such a finding would free the federal government from the shackles of provincial unanimity. And then most of the analysis that dismisses the abolition of the Senate

as impossible starts from the premise that Quebec and the Atlantic provinces would never support it. Yet there is scant evidence that Quebecers, to name just of the constituencies that are professed to want to hold on to the upper house, are more attached to the Senate than Ontarians. The other obstacle is a deeply entrenched reluctance to step back into the constitutional minefield. But abolishing the Senate — even as it might require a high degree of provincial approval — would not demand the kind of prolonged negotiation that reforming the institution would. When one is taking down a house, there is no need to haggle over a new interior design. If Harper wanted to get the abolition ball rolling, his government could introduce a constitutional amendment in Parliament. The provinces would then have a three-year window to get on board. If enough of them did, the amendment would succeed. But one way or another, the country would at least finally have the conversation it deserves on the future of the Senate. Chantal Hébert is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.


Cooling down the warmists There were two responses to my letter Good news about climate warming (Jan. 28) in the Advocate (Deniers manipulate science by Ken Collier, Feb. 1, and Warming denier selective by Evan Bedford, Feb. 2). Thank you for caring enough to respond. Mr. Collier seemed especially bothered by my recommending Watts Up With That. com for further studies. I read about 20 other science blogs as well, but WUWT is a world leader on climate with over 138 million hits. It has five major blog awards. Contrary to your assertion that Watts snips “bits out of context,” he is meticulous in providing links to original sources — including all of the publications you name (except Wotts Up). I had never heard of Wotts Up With That before so I spent three-quarters of an hour examining his analysis of WUWT. It is one of the worst sites I have ever seen. I saw one scientific link, but he doesn’t deal with scientific argument, he prefers invective. Or, debate by drive-by shooting. Or smear by sneer. I would invite anyone to read WUWT for half an hour and then Wotts Up and decide for yourself. Mr. Bedford, you’ve done some search for scientific evidence — that’s commendable. And you’re right that the UK Met Office says they expect a 0.43C rise in temperature anomaly above the base period. Previously they forecast a 0.54C anomaly, so they dropped it about 20 per cent. And then you go on to disparage me. But did you not notice that the anomaly was already very close to the 0.43 in 1997? And they now are predicting after 20 years it’s going to be at … wait for it !… 0.43C. So the statement stands — the UK Met sees no global warming for the past 15 years and none for the next five. Agreed, they may be wrong — it could be more or less. Compare these two graphs from the Met (they don’t publish them together): go to Then you went on to rag me about the high El Nino in 1998 (stating I was being less than totally open). But the Met chose this period (they didn’t bother to consult me!); I’m simply reporting what they said and I’m convinced that’s good news. I didn’t talk about ocean heat content — you realize there is only so much can be covered in a letter. You say 60 years of heat content is hidden in the oceans down to 2000 metres. Well, warmists like to assert that in desperation but there is no evidence for it. In fact, there was no way to measure accurately below surface layers until the year 2000 (that’s only 13 years ago, not 60) when they dispatched 3000-plus Argo floats that could dive down to 2000 metres and then surface and report via satellite every 10 days. Dr. Kevin Trenberth (head of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, or NCAR) famously said, “The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming and it’s a travesty that we can’t.” See WUWT, Jan. 6, 2011, for a link to a peer-reviewed paper on ocean warming. Contrary to your letter, I said nothing about economic losses due to extreme weather. The IPCC says extreme weather events cannot be attributed to global warming even though Suzuki, Gore and Obama state it constantly. Please forego the continual use of “straw man” arguments and of snarky ad hominems (personal put downs). If you can’t win the argument by discussing dispassionately, don’t resort to finger pointing. Murray Snyder Rocky Mountain House

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Tax cuts that don’t attack services BY IAN MADSEN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The road to long-term fiscal health doesn’t have to be cobbled with radical policies and painful measures. Whatever voters and politicians decide government can or must do, government ultimately derives its money from the people, through taxation. If service demands or spending rise, taxes do too, reducing disposable income and economic growth. Tax-cutting has been falsely portrayed as not allowing for healthy revenue growth for government to do the things it alone can do. In fact, there is a way to lower the tax burden without any reduction in government services. Both economic growth and tax revenue can increase. The means is GITaR, Gradual Income Tax Reduction. Since it is difficult to get large personal or corporate income tax cuts enacted, and such cuts cause apprehension of potential curtailing of government spending or services, GITaR gives substantial, extended tax relief with scant harm to tax revenues. The government (federal or provincial) would institute a 0.10 per cent to 0.25 per cent annual reduction in the marginal tax rate at each income tax bracket. Government revenue growth tracks the GDP growth rate in nominal (unadjusted for inflation) dollars. In the four to five per cent range for the past several years, it is likely to continue to remain so. Taking the mid-point of that range, pre-cut taxable income would still grow at four to five per cent; each

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year can see a cut of 0.10 to 0.25 per cent, and tax revenues can still grow at 4.24 to 4.4 per cent every year. Given that service outlays only need grow in tandem with population growth and inflation, roughly 2.5 to 3.5 per cent per annum, it leaves room for government to do its tasks, reduce deficits, and, later on, debt. Also, economic growth could increase as consumers, firms and investors have more money to spend and to invest. Foreign investment, plus investor and professional immigration could rise too. Such low, gradual reductions are not plausibly controversial or ‘extreme.’ Thus, they should be viable in most political platforms. Once implemented, they also become institutionalized, which makes it hard for politicians to rescind. This approach is not entirely new. The Canadian federal government gradually dropped the GST rate and also phased in lower corporate marginal income tax rates without harmful effects. Even social democratic Sweden has done the same. GITaR can create a virtuous cycle, where lower tax rates create more growth and continually raise the actual and potential growth rates, creating jobs, and simultaneously raise everyone’s standard of living. By contrast, raising taxes to ever higher levels in the pursuit of greater revenues induces a vicious cycle where higher tax rates subdue consumer and business spending as well as investment, slowing the economy. In addition, the after-tax return on future investment will decline for businesses, which will reduce fur-

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ther their investment in profitable innovation or expansion. Lower after-tax personal employee income will also make employment less attractive and require employers to pay more in pre-tax wages to obtain and retain employees. Such conditions will tend to drag on hiring and make unemployment higher than it otherwise would have been. It will also dampen tax revenue growth. Due to these effects, for any given increase in tax rates, the actual amount of tax revenue governments receive tends to be substantially less. In an extreme form, when rates escalate above a specific high marginal rate, government revenue will fall as rates rise. It is already happening to countries that have implemented austerity to qualify for debt relief from the European Union. Many such countries could start growing again, with revenue loss, entering a virtuous cycle, if they implemented something like the GITaR concept. Fortunately, it is definitely not too late for Canada, several of its provincial governments, and even for the United States to become more disciplined and adopt some version of GITaR, restoring them to healthier fiscal situations. Let’s see who has the courage, imagination, and conviction to take this GITaR and play a song of ever-increasing prosperity, to a cheering audience of beleaguered taxpayers. Ian Madsen is a contributing analyst for the Frontier Centre for Public Policy ( This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymdia. com).

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Our elected officials down at City Hall have denied the citizens who they were elected to represent the opportunity to decide their method of governance. Their rationalizing of their self-serving political positioning does have serious ramifications but does offer some humour. Chris Stephan is the lone councillor from west of Taylor Drive, and Frank Wong is the lone councillor from north of the river. The mayor and all the other six councillors live east of Gaetz Avenue and south of the river. If Frank and Chris were to decide to leave city council or lose in the next election, and given the disproportionate and increasing influence of the southeast section of Red Deer, then it is quite likely that 75 per cent of the city would not be represented in the next council. Buck Buchanan was an integral and interesting co-author of the motion and if successful, he had the most to lose. Depending upon the ward boundaries, he could be campaigning against three or four fellow incumbents who garnered more votes than he won in the last election (honourable). The same could be said and could influence the councillors who voted against a plebiscite on a ward system. They appear to be living in a possible ward where they would be campaigning against incumbents who had garnered more votes, or their vote base may have been outside their ward (self-serving). Councilor Lynne Mulder said it was too big of an issue for a ballot, so does that mean electing a mayor and eight city councillors is just a small detail? This statement does remind me of Kim Campbell’s famous line, something about elections not being the time to discuss policies. Tara Veer made comments about focusing on big issues. I had a vision of a beauty contestant standing on a stage with a tiara and sash holding a bouquet of roses claiming that she will devote her term seeking world-peace and ending world hunger. My children worked while earning a degree, had hobbies, travelled, maintained their car, built relationships and managed their nutrition. City councillors, I guess, are easily overwhelmed by involving the public in such a mundane matter of governance. I was not surprised that they voted against the plebiscite, taking into account their apparent history of not communicating with their constituents these past years. This is also an election year and naturally posturing comes into play and legacies for retirees, etc. I wrote a letter on this issue last fall and there were hundreds of people who agreed with the lack of communications, accountability and respect from City Hall. The idea of a need for a ward system grew from that sense of frustration. Being aware that 300 voices did not constitute a majority, the idea of a plebiscite to involve the whole city emerged. The months following saw discussions in stores, parking lots, restaurants and office parties. Hundreds of people supported the idea of a plebiscite and of the ward system. The mayor, five city councillors, the school board trustees, two city employees and five other people appeared against the ward system but few were against a plebiscite. The idea of a petition does pose some logistical issues. We need 10,000 signatures in a 60-day period and there are volunteers who assure me it can be done. Do we petition for a plebiscite to be presented in six months as legislated requirements demand, would there be enough time to include it in the next election or would it force a stand-alone and expensive vote? Should we petition directly for the implementation of a ward system? The petition will be written and I am hoping that Chris Stephan can insure acceptable wording, and it will be circulated before and during the next election. Another request would be that the media ask and candidates offer the area of their residence. For simplicity, let’s use 50th Street and 50th Avenue as the centre. Could the candidates inform the electorate if they live northwest, northeast, southwest or southeast of that point? Then it would be apparent to everyone about their representation. The mayor and city council have shown disdain for our intelligence and scorn for our ability to understand the issue and determine the methods of which we wished to be represented. The citizens may reject the ward system but it is obviously apparent that the citizens do want a change, whether it is communications, respect or governance, which seem to be missing now. Garfield Marks Red Deer

in Alberta is also much higher than it is any other province. Mr. Neiman has not defined at what level of income a person is “poor” but a single taxpayer resident in Alberta with income of $18,000 would pay approximately $72 in provincial taxes while the same taxpayer resident in Ontario would pay approximately $434. With income of $25,000, the Alberta resident would pay approximately $772 while the Ontario resident would pay approximately $1,088. When considering taxation of the poor, he should also take into account the fact that the Ontario resident could also be subject to a provincial sales tax of eight per cent. Ward Krejci Stettler

with the leader of the whites. It was the whites who partitioned the land and gave the natives some of the less arable land to live on. As long as they live quietly on their reserves, we can forget that they are there. We can forget and enjoy the benefits of all that we have taken from them. We won the war, didn’t we? We forget that we were the aggressors. English imperialists encountered a primitive people and overwhelmed them. Many of these were peaceful people with a gentle lifestyle. I believe that Spence is an honourable woman and I admire her greatly. She is giving up her life for her people. I have read criticism of the ways in which money is spent on the reservation. The native culture did not include money. The natives lived on a barter system. Has anyone suggested teaching the natives how to budget and how to spend the money they receive, what can you buy for $10 or $50, or how to make choices in spending? Criticism is not going to help the situation. Is there any way in which we can offer understanding and help? Now I see that attitude cropping up that Spence’s hunger strike was an attempt to manipulate Harper. They did not see, even after more than a month of her hunger strike, that she was giving her life in loyalty and support of her people. How many whites would go that long, isolated in a teepee with no solid food in order to get what they wanted? Many years ago I was working in a truck stop in Medicine Hat when an inebriated native came in and wanted to take the place apart. Everyone got very quiet. I poured a coffee and took it over to him, and asked him to sit at a table so that I could serve him. Then I sat down with him while he drank it. He left peacefully, having forgotten his antagonism for the whites. It makes a big difference if we respect and care about the natives — if we try to understand them or if we choose to ignore or criticize them. If you are treated as an inferior for long enough, you begin to believe it. The whites have treated the natives as inferiors ever since they took over North America. Very few of us have sought to know and understand them. I firmly believe that God created all men equal but different. Jane Redekopp Clive

Neiman’s poverty math fails to fairly examine Ontario taxation rates In the Advocate of Feb. 5, Greg Neiman, in his column The high cost of failing to act, dealing with how and when do we tackle poverty, asserts that the poor in Alberta pay more income taxes than the poor in Ontario, which is not the case. While the marginal tax rate is higher in Alberta, he has failed to take into account that the personal amount for provincial tax purposes

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Brazeau forced to take leave of absence OTTAWA — Senators have voted to force Sen. Patrick Brazeau, who is facing criminal charges, to take a leave of absence from the upper chamber. The Conservative motion passed Tuesday by senators calls on Brazeau to step aside temporarily in order “to protect the dignity and reputation of the Senate and the public trust and confidence in Parliament.” Brazeau made a surprise appearance in the chamber just prior to the vote on the motion, which also gives a Senate committee the power to cut off his access to his expense account. The 38-year-old Brazeau, who is currently free on bail, was charged with assault and sexual assault after he was arrested last week at his home in Gatineau, Que. His leave of absence would remain in effect until the case is resolved. If convicted, Brazeau could either be suspended or expelled by the Senate, or he could choose to resign. Brazeau was charged last week on the very day a Senate committee declared it would be calling in auditors to review his housing expenses and those of two other senators. And a poll conducted right in the thick of it all suggests Canadians took note of the Senate’s difficult week. The Canadian Press/Harris-Decima poll found 32 per cent of respondents said they believe the Senate should be abolished. In 2010, 27 per cent of those surveyed in a similar poll said they felt the same way. About one-third of those who participated in the latest survey say they feel it’s time the Senate became an elected body. The telephone survey of just over 1,000 people was conducted between Feb. 7-10 and had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out 20. The Conservative government recently referred legislation to the Supreme Court that could see an elected Senate become a reality and also institute term limits. Senators must retire at the age of 75, but have the option to resign sooner — an option that preserves their pension. Over the course of the Senate’s 146-year history, some 199 senators have resigned, many for health reasons or to take another job. Only a handful have taken been forced into a leave of absence after a run-in with the law, like Brazeau. Liberal Sen. Raymond Lavigne resigned in March 2011, 10 days after he was found guilty of breach of trust and fraud for claiming travel expenses for trips taken by his staff and having his staff do work on his personal farm on taxpayer time. He was later sentenced to six months in prison and six months under house arrest, a sentence that’s currently under appeal. Progressive Conservative Sen. Eric Berntson resigned his seat in 2000 after a fraud conviction re-

lating his time as was a provincial legislator in Saskatchewan. He was sentenced to a year in jail and appealed his conviction all the way to the Supreme Court. Both men could have faced expulsion from the Senate because of their convictions, but both resigned before that step could be contemplated. Had they been expelled, they would not have had access to their pensions, while a resignation allows them to keep getting the cheques. At least eight other senators have resigned be-

cause they didn’t show up for two Senate sessions in row, most doing in the very early days of the institution. Breaking that rule gives the Senate the option of declaring a seat vacant. The most recent senator to be disciplined for poor attendance was Liberal Andrew Thompson, who was suspended in 1998 after it was revealed he showed up for work only 47 times in 14 years. He claimed it was for medical reasons. Thompson was stripped of his salary and benefits, but resigned.


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Hypothetical zombie attack on tap for security meeting BY THE CANADIAN PRESS If zombies do eventually rise from the dead and take their long-awaited revenge against humanity, Quebec’s public security department plans to be ready. Participants at an annual symposium on civil security next week will be discussing, among other topics, how they would handle a zombie attack in the province. The zombies, of course, are purely hypothetical. But a department spokesman says the exercise has a serious purpose: the living dead-themed drill is meant to simulate a real-life catastrophic event. “When we’re talking about zombies, we’re talking about a training concept,” says Denis Landry, director of disaster recovery with the Quebec civil security department. Hypothetical zombie attacks are becoming a popular emergency preparedness teaching tool. Even the Centers for Disease Control in the United States has used the tactic. It has a graphic novel on its website dubbed, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic.” The idea behind the exercise is that if you’re

ready to fend off the flesh-eating undead, then you’re probably ready for any other disaster that may strike. “Just about every U.S. state has adopted this type of exercise, whether it be workshops or simulations,” Landry said. “It’s essentially designed to prepare authorities for any kind of disaster, right up to pandemics.” Last May, British Columbia conducted a similar exercise, offering tips on how to prepare for and fend off a fake zombie apocalypse. The B.C. government said at the time that it hoped the exercise would generate awareness of social media tools that could help the public in real emergencies. Last September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security held a similar exercise as part of a campaign to encourage better preparation for genuine disasters and emergencies. But don’t expect any fake blood or face-paint at the event in Laval, near Montreal. Landry says there won’t actually be a ghoulish dramatization. The event will consist of several hundred first responders, civil-security experts, firemen and municipal officials who are taking part in the three-day

symposium. The zombie workshop will take place over those three days, and will deal with three different phases: the emergency itself, the aftermath, and the recovery. The decisions taken one day will fold into the next, Landry explained. Participants will deal with a number of issues as part of the scenario: infections, infrastructure damage, death, housing issues, work absences and the resulting drop in tourism. Landry says Quebec has had its fair share of realworld disasters, but the zombie exercise will force officials to think outside the box. “The idea is for them not to get caught in a scenario they already know — for example, the annual flooding in the Monteregie (south of Montreal) or the 1996 Saguenay floods or the 1998 ice storm,” Landry said. “People who are used to working in these situations should discuss what to do and the planning as opposed to the focusing on the event.” A zombie attack, as unlikely as it is, apparently fits the bill.

Baird says he’s not interested in Ouellet has tepid following at home advice of former al-Qaida hostage PAPACY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL — Word that a Canadian cardinal is a presumed contender to succeed Pope Benedict has been met with a mixed response in his own Quebec backyard. Advocates for victims of sexual abuse by priests and even a member of the clergy aren’t quite in Marc Cardinal Ouellet’s cheering section. The idea of a global icon emerging from here has stirred the local imagination. But that excitement is tempered by the fact that Ouellet’s home province has become intensely secular and even

anti-clerical over the years. Rev. Raymond Gravel says amid this decline the Catholic church should be looking for a pope who has worked closely to the world’s poor — not another theologian. The former Bloc Quebecois MP says he doesn’t know if Ouellet fits this bill. Ouellet is being touted as one of the likeliest successors — perhaps even the favourite — to take over from Pope Benedict.


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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he has no interest in hearing any direct advice from former Canadian diplomat and one-time al-Qaida hostage Robert Fowler. “He obviously had a distinguished record as a former diplomat ... I can tell you I have one better than that: I have the entire foreign service, diplomatic team at the Department of Foreign Affairs that I count on and rely on,” Baird said Tuesday as he testified before the House of Commons foreign affairs committee. “I’m not going to get into a debate with a former diplomat.” Four years ago, Fowler and fellow Canadian diplomat Louis Guay came face to face with that threat when they were kidnapped and held for 130 days by the Islamic Maghreb, the al-Qaida linked group in Mali. Prior to the minister’s testimony, Fowler told the all-party committee of MPs that Baird hasn’t asked to meet him to hear about his unique perspective on the al-Qaida linked terrorist threat in West Africa. “Mr. Baird has not sought my advice,” he said in response to a question from NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar. “I have had chats with other people in the government, particularly shortly after I came back.” Fowler has been critical of the Harper government, which he maintains is not doing enough to help French and African forces in Mali,

where the same terrorists behind his abduction recently gained a foothold in the northern part of the country before being driven out. Fowler renewed that criticism Tuesday when he told the committee that the government needs to stop making cuts to the foreign service which he says are harming Canada’s international interests. Fowler criticized the Foreign Affairs Department plan to cut costs by closing embassies and selling property at a time when a terrorist insurgency is threatening West Africa. The department plans to cut $170 million from its $2.6-billion budget over the next two years, including the sale of some official residences, which are projected to generate some $80 million in revenue. “We’re going in a counter-trend direction. I don’t know why we are,” Fowler testified. “I know life is tough and budgets are tight and we can do things smarter. But yes, I believe Canada has interests to protect and project. We haven’t been doing much of that lately.” Fowler said he doesn’t want to see Canadian infantry battalions “drawing a line” in Mali’s desert fighting terrorists. But he said Canadian special forces could be helping French special forces, while the military could contribute intelligence and logistics officers as well as helicopters and trucks. “I wish we would stop talking in binary fashion about boots on the ground or not boots on the ground. It isn’t that simple.”

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Pipeline feedback ‘encouraging’ TransCanada Corp. said Tuesday it aims to file a regulatory application for its eastbound pipeline proposal by year-end following “encouraging” feedback from potential customers. The Calgarybased pipeline (TSX:TRP) giant also acknowledged that a long-awaited State Department decision on its controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline is unlikely to come during the first quarter of this year. TransCanada is in the midst of gauging shipper interest in a project that would see part of its underused natural gas mainline converted to oil service, shipping as many as one million barrels a day of western crude to refineries in Quebec and potentially the East Coast. Politicians are on board with the notion, with New Brunswick Premier David Alward and Alberta counterpart Alison Redford touting eastern pipelines in Calgary last week. Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver has also embraced the idea.

Apple CEO says lawsuit a sideshow Apple CEO Tim Cook is calling a shareholder lawsuit against the company a “silly sideshow,” even as he said he is open to looking at the shareholder’s proposals for sharing more cash with investors. Investor David Einhorn sued Apple Inc. last week, saying a proposal slated for a vote at the company’s annual meeting in two weeks would make it more difficult to enact his plan to reward shareholders by distributing a new class of shares. Cook said Apple’s proposal puts more power in the hands of shareholders, making it difficult to understand why a shareholder would fight it. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Pipe fitters and plumbers in the oil and gas industry in Western Canada can expect higher salary increases this year than retail and hospitality workers, says a new study. The oil and gas sectors in Saskatchewan and Alberta are expected to have the highest average salary increase at 4.5 per cent, up from 4.2 per cent last fall, the Conference Board of Canada said Tuesday. Engineers and project managers as well as electricians and welders are also in demand, said Ian Cullwick, the board’s vice-president, leadership and human resources leadership.

“Alberta and Saskatchewan just have a huge demand for those skill sets,” he said from Ottawa. Non-unionized salary gains are projected at three per cent nationally for 2013, with salary gains in the heavily populated provinces of Ontario and Quebec expected under that average. Workers in hospitality, tobacco and manufacturing industries can expect lower salary increases of 2.3 per cent and retail workers 2.2 per cent, down from 2.9 per cent and 2.6 per cent respectively. “In hospitality and retail, they have more transient workforces. “They’ve got part timers and

contract workers. “They’ve got part-time workers that are students as well,” Cullwick said. For unskilled and semiskilled labour, he said, the implications are higher levels of unemployment and lower salary gains. “You could argue it’s almost two divides,” he said, adding that there’s a “misalignment” for producing specialized skills and trades versus general university programs that are “educating” but not necessarily developing skill sets. For Quebec, the Conference Board projected salary gains to be below the national average at 2.7 per cent, while projections for Ontario and British

Columbia are at 2.5 per cent. “We don’t have the same boom that’s coming from the resource and energy sectors,” added Allison Cowan, senior research associate of compensation and industrial relations at the Conference Board. Manufacturing continues to be challenging in Ontario and to some extent in Quebec, Cowan said. While teachers and healthcare workers, such as nurses, can expect salary gains of 2.6 per cent, in line with last year. Unionized employees in the private sector should see wage increases averaging 2.3 per cent this year, up from 2.1 per cent in 2012, the board said.

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From the left, Selene Bolin, Colleen Manning, Janine Potter and George Potter do a work out at Studio Pilates on Core Stix platforms. The equipment was developed by Mike Kadar, who is from Central Alberta.

‘Workout’ leads to Core idea CORE STIX DEVELOPED ON ELNORA AREA FARM BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Manually digging post holes would leave most people with blisters and sore muscles. Mike Kadar walked away with the inspiration for a unique fitness product. The strength and conditioning coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League recalled how, a dozen years ago, he helped build a fence on his father’s farm west of Elnora. He was using a long bar to pry the clay loose in the deep holes he was digging. “I noticed it was a huge core workout.” Kadar, who is a former Red Deer College Kings player and coach, saw the potential for a device that could duplicate that workout. He shared his enthusiasm with Kregg Koch, a friend in Los Angeles who was a patent attorney and engineer. Koch offered to partner with Kadar and help design the equipment. They worked through a series of prototypes and secured intellectual property protection for the invention.


“It’s probably been the last seven years that we got all the patents lined up,” said Kadar. The result is Core Stix. Developed around fibreglass rods that are inserted into a fixed base and can be bent in every direction, it serves as a platform for more than 100 exercises. These target virtually every part of the body, with different rods providing varying levels of resistance. “You can do cardio on it, you can stretch on it, you can do strength training, you can do a multitude of different things with it,” said Kadar. Core Stix has been endorsed by celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson, among others, and is used by the likes of Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender Tyron Woodley and pop star Janet Jackson, he said. “She’s got one that she travels

with.” The product has earned favourable reviews from Men’s Health and Shape magazines, and been promoted at trade shows across North America. Colleen Manning, owner of Studio Pilates in Red Deer, saw Core Stix at shows in San Diego and Toronto, and now has five of the units in her studio. “We love it,” she said, noting that the workouts appeal to men and women, and can be geared to the abilities of all users. “Anybody can do the same exercises with different tension.” Al Parada, who operates CanPro Athletic Training Centre in Red Deer, is also a big fan of Core Stix. “They’re awesome,” he said. “We use them in just about all of our training now.”

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CORE: Multi-use Parada likes the fact the equipment is multifunctional, easy on users’ joints and suitable for all ages. This kind of feedback is music to Kadar’s ears. “When you start with an idea and you kind of see it through, it’s pretty cool in itself. But having people email you or call you from across the globe and they tell you how much they love your product, it’s pretty cool as well.” Not surprisingly, Core Stix can be found in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ training room. “I’ve got routines where I’ve got a handful of guys who come in after games and use it,” said Kadar, who in addition to being certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in the United States, has a diploma in massage therapy, and training in athletic therapy and acupuncture. He’s enthused about Core Stix’s potential, pointing out that in addition to gyms, it’s being used in hospitals, schools and rehabilitation facilities. His company has a handful of distributors in the United States, and just sent some 75 units to an agent in Australia. It’s also talking to a potential rep in Brazil. Ultimately, said Kadar, Core Stix should find its way into stores. “Once we build the hype and people are aware of the product, I think it’s going to be pretty easy to get into that circle.” After playing minor hockey in Delburne and Trochu, Kadar joined the Red Deer College Kings in 1987. He spent the 1990-91 season with Melville in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, before returning to the Kings in 1992. He recalls being coached at RDC by Mike Babcock, who is now head coach of the Detroit Red Wings, and Ray Bennett, now an assistant coach with the St. Louis Blues. Kadar played with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns while completing a bachelor of arts degree in physical education. He also worked with the Spokane Chiefs and Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, before returning to Red Deer College as an assistant coach in the late 1990s. In 2002, Kadar made the jump to the Los Angeles Kings organization. He soon became the NHL team’s strength and conditioning coach. Kadar moved into the same position with the Penguins in 2007, and was with the team when it won the Stanley Cup in 2009. He even brought the cup to Elnora, where his parents still live. “I come home every summer.” Asked if his father takes credit for Core Stix, as a result of exposing his son to post-hole digging, Kadar laughs. “He’s brought it up a few times, trust me.” Additional information about Core Stix can be found online at

nomics have changed and Suncor does not need to “incentivize” distributors, he said. As recently as 2010, Parkland’s deal with Suncor forced the company to pay higher prices, McMillan said. “There are years where we were making money hand over fist and years when we could have bought fuel from another competitor for cheaper,” he said. The details of the payments are confidential, he said. Parkland will make up the lost Suncor product from other suppliers such as Imperial, Shell Canada Ltd. and Ultramar Ltd., and will likely sign a newer, smaller deal with Suncor, McMillan said. Parkland management declined to comment ahead of its earnings. The company will post profit of 36 cents a share, adjusted for certain items, according to the average of two estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Parkland has exceeded analysts’ expectations in four of the last five quarters, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Jennifer Dowty, a fund manager with Manulife Asset Management Ltd. in Toronto, said there is still upside to the stock, even after its leading performance in 2012. “If we see some strong earnings numbers, with the current upside to the market, that might extend the multiples and make it more attractive,” Dowty said. “The problem with capacity won’t be fixed in the next couple of quarters, so for the balance of 2013 I don’t see that advantage going away.” That said, the price spread between western Canadian and West Texas intermediate crude has narrowed since December, to $24.40 on Feb. 8, the narrowest since Oct. 24. “Stability in the differential should be restored in the second half of 2014 with start-up of the Flanagan SouthSeaway II connection” to the Gulf Coast heavy crude processing market, Paul Y. Cheng, an analyst with Barclays Capital Inc. in New York, said in a note to clients on Feb. 5. He expects the differential to settle in the $15 to $20 a barrel range. The Seaway pipeline, a jointly owned project between Enbridge Inc. and Enterprise Products Partners LP that leads from Cushing, Okla. to the Gulf Coast, is expected to reach a capacity of 850,000 barrels a day by mid2014. National Bank’s Johnson sees about 10 per cent to 15 per cent upside for Parkland stock in 2013. He expects the company to focus on growth, with $200 million or more to spend on acquisitions. “They have a pretty ambitious strategic plan,” he said. Parkland agreed in December to buy Elbow River Marketing from AvenEx Energy Corp. for $80 million in cash and $10 million to $15 million in debt. The transaction added 1,200 leased rail cars throughout Canada and the U.S., suggesting the company is looking south of the border to expand its business, Johnson said. The Suncor contract has been a “black box” in Parkland’s balance sheet, and its removal will allow investors to evaluate the company on its own merits, McMillan said. Eric Lam and Sean Pasternak are Bloomberg News reporters.

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Refiners such as Suncor and Imperial Oil Ltd., which are able to process cheap crude to more expensive highergrade gasoline, have benefited from these pricing differences, and the profit has trickled down to Parkland. Imperial, the largest refiner in Canada, reported record refining profit of $549 million on Feb. 1, compared with $272 million a year earlier. Parkland, with a market value of about $1.36 billion, purchased and distributed about 25 per cent of its total fuel from Suncor last year under a contract signed in 1997 and which is due to expire at the end of this year. “The refining margin formula has allowed us in the last two years to really benefit from the differential in Western Canadian pricing and Brent pricing,” said Tom McMillan, a spokesman for Parkland. “Contracts like this don’t exist anymore. We’re the last. There’s very pronounced volatility in refiners’ margins, and as much as this has helped us in the last two years, it has hurt us over time and led to volatility in our results.” It was Suncor’s decision to end the contract, he said. Sneh Seetal, a spokeswoman for Suncor, said it is company policy not to comment on contractual arrangements with its customers and suppliers. Parkland currently holds 5.2 per cent of the market share in Canada and plans to boost it to 10 per cent by 2016, McMillan said. The distributor shipped more than 4 billion liters of fuel in the past 12 months to the more than 700 retail gas stations it owns in Western Canada, Imperial’s Esso stations in Ontario, and wholesale and commercial operators. Trevor Johnson, an analyst with National Bank Financial, estimates Suncor’s payments to Parkland accounted for about $50 million of Parkland’s 2012 earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), which he expects to be $220 million. “I don’t think we’ll see the same type of returns for Parkland in 2013,” Johnson. “The challenge is their success the past 12 months has been the refinery margins, and that is going away at the end of the year. It could be more of a headwind as we get closer to that date.” The deal is a relic of a past era when both Suncor and Parkland were much smaller and needed each other’s business, Johnson said. Now, the eco-

They value trust and are capable of some level of self-management. A company that matches individual key motivators with performance measures will improve overall productivity. A high-achieving sales person thrives on recognition. Their success is your success. Develop a well defined incentive plan that appeals to specific individuals and rewards achievement. Help new recruits in the first few months on the job. Earning a salary as they build their sales will help to eliminate the fear associated with a commissions-only position. Excellence in sales is a combination of talent, experience and company standards. A company that places unreasonable expectations on their sales team, including threats and intimidation, will face a revolving door of personnel. A well-developed sales training program is a great investment. Ongoing product training and opportunities to polish sales skills will benefit new hires as well as a veteran sales team. Provide opportunities for individuals to achieve their goals and build capacity. Often sales managers are promoted because of their sales records but don’t necessarily possess the skills needed to coach others. Some A-talent sales people don’t want the headaches of a management role. Evaluate candidates carefully to determine if there is interest and ability to effectively support and mentor your team. Set up a customer relationship management (CRM) system and require everyone to use it, from front-end reception through to back-door delivery. Studies indicate that business processes increase productivity in key areas by 50 per cent. An owner or sales manager should devote approximately five to 20 per cent of their time to recruitment, training and evaluation management. Excessive employee turnover may be a symptom of deeper, fundamental problems in the business. When you commit to tackling the root causes of employee turnover, you make your business a better place to work, a more productive environment and a more profitable enterprise. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at or by phone at 403-340-0880.

Canada vulnerable to currency manipulation BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is warning that the Canadian economy would be damaged by a global currency war and that it would do little good to join the manipulators in trying to boost exports. The outgoing bank governor made the comments Tuesday to a Canadian parliamentary committee after he and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty signed a Group of Seven statement denouncing exchange rate manipulation. The statement, issued in advance of the G20 meeting in Moscow later this week, urges nations to set monetary policy to suit domestic conditions, not in an effort to lower the level of their currencies and gain a competitive advantage in export markets. The statement appeared centred on complaints about Japan, the world’s third largest economy, which set in motion a series of policy actions that have contributed to a 15 per cent devaluation in the yen against the U.S. dollar over the past three months.

The U.S. and Europe have also maintained accommodating monetary policies, although Carney called them appropriate, given the circumstances in those economies. But Carney acknowledged that Canadian exports are a key reason why the economy remains weak and that the strong loonie has not helped. He estimated the appreciation of the currency over the past decade or so was responsible for two-thirds of the loss in Canadian competitiveness. “If we were to try to control the level of our exchange rate, we would have to start to close what is one of the most open and effective capital markets, money markets, in the world, in order to be successful,” he said. “And secondly, there would be undoubtedly be a suspicion we weren’t trying to move the exchange rate to equilibrium level but we were trying to gain a competitive advantage.” Carney said it was “extremely important” that the G7 follow the rules and that emerging nations in the G20, such as China, also move to flexible currencies.



People walk on the Skywalk during the First Walk event at the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. The Skywalk opened to the general public on March 28, 2007. A federal court has upheld a $28 million judgment against a business arm of the northern Arizona tribe that owns the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The American Arbitration Association had awarded Las Vegas businessman David Jin the money in August. His attorneys went to federal court to enforce it. Jin invested $30 million to build the Skywalk, a glass bridge that gives visitors a view of the Colorado River from the Hualapai reservation.

Telecoms urge watchdog to scrap proposed caps on data usage BY THE CANADIAN PRESS GATINEAU, Que. — Two of the country’s largest telecom companies have some advice for Canada’s telecommunications regulator as it considers imposing new rules for cellphone contracts: scrap the $50 cap. A $50 spending limit on extra wireless data charges is one of several ideas on the table as the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission holds hearings on a proposed new wireless code. But executives from Rogers Communications and Telus Corp. say a spending cap would be a bad idea. “That’s very disruptive to customers,” Rogers’ regulatory chief Ken Engelhart said Tuesday. “It’s very disruptive to be cut off.” Under the CRTC’s draft code, wireless companies would have to suspend some services when a customer reaches either $50 in additional charges over and above what they pay for their monthly plan — though roaming fees, for example — or an amount each consumer would set. Earlier Tuesday, Telus told the commission it already caps charges incurred outside Canada at $200, according to the Financial Post. There are better ways to warm customers about their data usage, such as alerts sent to a handheld device, Rogers executives said.

“Even with these precautions, Rogers recognizes that some customers remain concerned about data services,” said Raj Doshi, the company’s head of products. “Unlike voice and text messaging, data usage is more passive and it can be difficult for a customer to understand just how much of their allowance they have used. “This is why Rogers supports requiring near-real-time alerts advising customers when they are approaching the limits of their data allowances, both domestically and abroad. “These alerts address a real need by consumers and will help them avoid bill surprise from data services, currently the biggest source of unanticipated charges.” Alerts for voice and text services aren’t worth the expense since they are rarely the source of surprise charges, Doshi said. But alerts only go so far, Engelhart added. “No matter how much you warn people, 50, 60, 75 per cent will ignore you.” The telecom regulator is holding a week of hearings in Gatineau, Que., as it aims to set national standards for the content and clarity of cellphone contracts. Much of the testimony so far has focused on the length of cellphone contracts, locked devices and roaming and cancellation fees.


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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 112.71 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83.84 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.35 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.09 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.71 Cdn. National Railway . . 98.90 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 117.83 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 73.16 Capital Power Corp . . . . 23.17 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.25 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 32.76 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.65 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 26.36 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.00 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.55 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 20.07 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.25 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.10 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 49.65 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 39.23 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 66.81 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 16.19 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 47.56 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.30 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 68.50 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.06 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.61 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.13 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.20 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 41.85 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 49.25 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.40 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.73 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 32.55 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.09 First Quantum Minerals . 20.10 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 35.22 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.90 Horizons BPRO . . . . . . . . 4.37 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 69.74 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.00 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.17 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.74 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday amid rising prices for oil and metals and disappointing earnings from pipeline giant TransCanada (TSX:TRP). The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 40.87 points to 12,789.02 while the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 2.74 points to 1,198.94. The Canadian dollar was up 0.16 of a cent to 99.73 cents US as traders took in a statement by the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries, including Canada, which affirmed their commitment to exchange rates determined by markets and not government policy. The statement came out prior to a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers where exchange rates and the threat of a “currency war” are expected to feature heavily. Attention has centred recently on the Japanese yen, which dropped Monday to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since May 2010. The Japanese government has set in motion a string of economic policies, such as a higher two per cent target for Japanese inflation, that many in the markets think will lead to more money being created in Japan. One parallel effect of that policy has been a rise in the euro, which threatens to hinder Europe’s economic recovery. Despite the G7 statement, the yen remained stable as analysts observed that any country could claim that its loose monetary policy was aimed at helping the domestic economy, not setting the interest rate. U.S. indexes were mainly positive as traders looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s state of the union address Tuesday evening. The Dow Jones industrials was up 47.46 points to 14,018.7, closing at its highest level of the year and coming within one per cent of its record reached in October 2007. The latest gain was powered by impressive results from two big consumer brands, Avon and luxury clothing maker Michael Kors.

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Teck Resources . . . . . . . 33.97 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 36.15 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.82 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.01 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.05 Calfrac Well . . . . . . . . . . 26.64 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.55 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 21.71 Canyon Services Group. 10.80 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.83 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.720 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.54 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.06 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 88.46 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 40.71 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.61 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.90 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.66 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.38 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . 27.48 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.50 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.61 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . . 1.11 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.83 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.62 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.56 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.04 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.14 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.88 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.73 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.40 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.75 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 31.51 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.33 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 26.51 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 44.70 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.15 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 15.40 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 78.55 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.540 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 63.00 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 29.75 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.20 The Nasdaq lost 5.51 points to 3,186.49, dragged down by a 2.5 per cent decline in Apple stock after CEO Tim Cook said that the company is “seriously” looking at ways to hand out more cash to shareholders. At the same time, he called a

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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. shareholder lawsuit against the company a “silly sideshow.” The S&P 500 index was ahead 2.42 points to 1,519.43. TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), which is currently seeking U.S. approval for the Keystone XL pipeline which would carry oilsands crude from Alberta to Texas, reported that its net income fell to $306 million or 43 cents per share. Its comparable earnings, which exclude most unusual items, declined to $318 million or 45 cents per share. Analysts had been expecting 51 cents per share of net earnings and 49 cents per share of adjusted earnings. TransCanada also said its quarterly dividend will rise by two cents per share to 46 cents for the quarter and its shares slipped 69 cents to $47.56. It also said that it expects the Keystone XL pipeline to be in service in late 2014 or early 2015. The energy sector was the leading advancer, up one per cent as the March contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 48 cents to US$97.51 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed $1.04 to C$31.55. A U.S. agency has given the final approval required for the acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by CNOOC, one of China’s largest energy companies. The US$15.1-billion friendly takeover had

broad implications in Canada and elsewhere, due to Nexen’s extensive holdings in Alberta’s oilsands, Gulf of Mexico and North Sea. Nexen shares gained 55 cents to C$27.48. Industrials provided lift to the TSX as WestJet (TSX:WJA) climbed 49 cents to $21.73 a day after the carrier announced it is boosting its base in Western Canada by launching its Encore regional service in June to British Columbia’s energy region using the airline’s first Bombardier turboprops. Bombardier shares were unchanged at $4.09 as the General Aviation Manufacturers Association said the transport giant retained its position as the world’s largest business jet manufacturer in 2012. The Montreal-based company kept the title despite an 11 per cent drop in the value of its global deliveries in the fourth quarter. The base metals sector was ahead 0.5 per cent while March copper in New York moved up two cents to US$3.74 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 68 cents to C$33.97. The gold sector climbed about 0.5 per cent as April gold bullion on the Nymex shed early losses and inched up 50 cents at US$1,649.60 an ounce. Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) rose six cents to C$2.04 and Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) advanced 19 cents to $15.96. Novagold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG) said Tuesday that the

spinoff of its copper assets last year and other factors resulted in a $67.6-million net profit for the 2012 financial year, or about nine cents per share and its shares edged up eight cents to $4.45. The tech sector was off 0.3 per cent with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) up 51 cents to $28.33 while BlackBerry (TSX:BB) gave back 51 cents to $15.25. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Tuesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,789.02 up 40.87 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,198.94 up 2.74 points TSX 60 — 734.30 up 2.51 points Dow — 14,018.70 up 47.46 points S&P 500 — 1,519.43 up 2.42 points Nasdaq — 3,186.49 down 5.51 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 99.73 cents US, up 0.16 of a cent Pound — C$1.5693, down 0.43 of a cent Euro — C$1.3484, up 0.12 of a cent Euro — US$1.3448, up 0.42 of a cent Oil futures: US$97.51, up 48 cents (March contract) Gold futures:

$1,649.60 per oz., up 50 cents (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $32.396 per oz., down a penny $1,041.53 kg., down 32 cents TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,198.94, up 2.74 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 170.36 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA Canola: March ’13 $7.50 lower $622.00; May ’13 $5.80 lower $604.40; July ’13 $5.80 lower $594.20; Nov. ’13 $4.20 lower $545.70; Jan. ’14 $6.00 lower $543.20; March ’14 $6.00 lower $541.70; May ’14 $6.00 lower $539.60; July ’14 $6.00 lower $537.70; Nov. ’14 $6.00 lower $526.50; Jan ’15 $6.00 lower $526.50; March ’15 $6.00 lower $526.50. 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: 391,480 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 391,480.

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CALGARY — A U.S. agency has given the final approval required for the acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by CNOOC, one of China’s largest energy companies. The US$15.1-billion friendly takeover had broad implications in Canada and elsewhere due to Nexen’s extensive holdings in Alberta’s oilsands, Gulf of Mexico and the North Sea. Nexen says the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has now given its approval, clearing the way to close the deal in the week of Feb. 25. Shares in the Calgary company were up 60 cents to $27.53 in early trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Canada approved the deal in December after extensive debate about ownership of major resources by foreign stateowned entities such as CNOOC. The Harper government approved the Nexen takeover under the old rules but introduced new guidelines that will limit similar deals in the future. China, Britain and the European Union have also given their go ahead for the Nexen takeover.

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STAMPS STAYING WITH ESKS The Edmonton Eskimos signed all-star slotback Fred Stamps to a contract extension Tuesday. The deal will keep Stamps under contract with Edmonton through the 2014 season. Stamps finished second in CFL receiving last season with 70 catches for 1,310 yards and nine TDs. The six-year veteran has surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving plateau four straight years and been named a league all-star each time.


● JV basketball: Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, Stettler at Rocky Mountain House, Lacombe at Camrose, Ponoka at Wetaskiwin; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● WHL: Prince George at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Chinook senior hockey: Fort Saskatchewan at Bentley, third game of best-of-three final, 8:30 p.m.


● Senior high basketball: Hunting Hills at Notre Dame; girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● College women’s hockey: SAIT at RDC, 7 p.m., Arena.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR There was a time, not so long ago, when Rhyse Dieno was in the ‘best-kept-secret’ category. My, how times have changed. Since arriving in Red Deer in mid-November, the 19-year-old forward has sniped 21 goals and collected 40 points in 34 WHL games. He trails only captain and linemate Turner Elson in team scoring and has in every way proven to be a bargain for Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter, who lured the native of Davidson, Sask., to Red Deer with a phone call and gave up nothing for his services. “It seems like just the other day that I drove into Red Deer,” Dieno said Tuesday at the Centrium, where the Rebels will entertain the Prince George Cougars tonight. “I remember coming into town and going to the wrong rink. I had the Kinex typed into my phone. I didn’t know what this rink was called and when I showed up at the Kinex I realized it couldn’t be the main rink. “Time has gone by quickly and I really enjoy being here.” This isn’t the first WHL rodeo for Dieno, who played 16 games with the Kamloops Blazers as a 16-year-old before spending the 2010-11 season at the junior A level with the SJHL La Ronge Ice Wolves, with whom he had 12 goals and 30 points in 36 games. Dieno went on to join the Medicine Hat Tigers and after starting last season on the third

line, moved up to the top unit with Emerson Etem and Dylan Bredo when Hunter Shinkaruk suffered a concussion. That’s when he took off. “When I was playing with Etem and Bredo I had something like nine points in six games,” said Dieno, who then endured a shoulder injury in January and was lost for the remainder of a season in which he picked up a total of 11 points (4-7) in 50 games. “I was finally starting to hit my stride when I took a weird hit from (Alex) Gogolev in a game against Calgary and my shoulder popped out,” said Dieno. “I could have returned if we had won the fourth game against Moose Jaw (in the playoffs). I trained hard all summer and was looking forward to having a good year with the Tigers, playing a lot and being a point a game player.” Instead, Dieno got his pink slip last fall as Medicine Hat decided to go with a younger lineup and the five-foot-nine, 170-pound winger headed back to La Ronge. “I was pretty frustrated,” he said. His play didn’t show that, as Dieno struck for 12 goals and 21 points in 15 games with the Ice Wolves and on Nov. 1 was one of just two SJHL players named to Team Canada West for the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, N.S., where he scored once and added four assists in four games as Team West settled for silver.

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● Senior high basketball: Hunting Hills girls/boys tournament. ● WHL: Victoria at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Buffaloes at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Cranbrook at Sylvan Lake, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AA hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer Elks, 8 p.m., Kin City A; Lacombe at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m., Multiplex.


● Senior high basketball: Hunting Hills girls/boys tournament. ● Peewee AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Parkland, 12:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Okotoks at Lacombe, 1:45 p.m. ● Major bantam female hockey: Spruce Grove at Red Deer, 2:15 p.m., Kin City B. ● Bantam AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Steel Kings, 5:30 p.m., Kin City A. ● Junior women’s hockey: Banff at Central Alberta Amazons, 5:30 p.m., Penhold. ● Midget AA hockey: Bow Valley at Innisfail, 5:50 p.m.; Calgary Gold at Lacombe, 8:15 p.m.; Calgary Blackhawks at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m.


● Bantam AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Red Deer Ramada, 1:45 p.m., Kin City A; Lacombe at Innisfail, 2:10 p.m. Peewee AA hockey: Bow Valley at Lacombe, 2 p.m.; Wheatland at Sylvan Lake, 2:45 p.m. Midget AAA hockey: Leduc at Red Deer, 2:45 p.m., Arena.


Rebels forward Rhyse Dieno has proven to be a valuable addition to the team picking up 40 points in 34 games since arriving in midNovember.


Dallas Stars’ Cody Eakin is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk during NHL action in Edmonton, on Tuesday.

Stars 4 Oilers 1 EDMONTON _ Kari Lehtonen made 35 saves as the Dallas Stars extended their winning streak to four games with a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. Jaromir Jagr, Ryan Garbutt, Brenden Dillon and Eric Nystrom scored for the Stars (7-5-1), who have won five of their last six. Taylor Hall replied for the Oilers (5-5-3), who have lost six of their last seven. Dallas had the best chance in the early running as Cody Eakin had a partial breakaway but was stopped by a nice pad save from Oilers starter Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk finished with 25 saves. Edmonton got on the board first with seven minutes to play in the first period as Hall unleashed a deceptive off-stride wrist shot from the top of the circle that beat Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen to the glove side. The Stars tied the game on a fluke of a goal four minutes into the second period as a shot by Dillon caromed off the glass behind the net and hit Dubnyk

in the back and bounced into the net. Both teams had some very good scoring chances in the second, the best one coming at the end when Jordan Eberle made a nice deke on the power play that Lehtonen was barely able to deflect with his toe. The shots after 40 minutes favoured the Oilers 27-18. Dallas got another gift goal just 44 seconds into the third period as a long shot by Nystrom hit an Edmonton stick on its way to the net and handcuffed Dubnyk to make it 2-1 for the Stars. The Oilers had another good chance to score with six minutes to play on a power play but Lehtonen was once again there to rob Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with a glove save at the side of the net. Dallas got an insurance goal while the teams were playing 4 on 4 as Jagr picked up a loose puck in the slot and spun around with a shot that beat Dubnyk. It was Jagr’s fourth of the season. The Stars put the game away for good with three minutes left to play as Garbutt was able to chip a shot past the Oilers goalie despite having defender Nick Shultz draped all over him.

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Flames to be without Kiprusoff for another two weeks BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — For the first time since he became a Calgary Flame almost decade ago, Miikka Kiprusoff faces an extended absence from Calgary’s net. The 36-year-old goaltender, who has played 70-plus games for seven consecutive seasons, will be out of the lineup two more weeks in addition to the week he’s already missed with a sprained knee ligament. The loss of their workhorse comes at a difficult time for the Flames this lockout-shortened season. Tied for last in the Western Conference at 3-4-3, Calgary will play eight games before Kiprusoff can realistically be expected to rejoin the lineup. “Kipper’s not coming back for two more weeks,” Flames general manager Jay Feaster said Tuesday. “There’s an awful lot of time. We have a lot of games to play in the next two weeks.” So Leland Irving has suddenly gone from Calgary’s No. 3 goalie in the minors to NHL starter. The 24-year-old, drafted in the first round by Calgary in 2006, played only six games for

the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat during the NHL lockout. But Irving beat out incumbent backup Henrik Karlsson for a job behind Kiprusoff at Calgary’s training camp in January. Irving’s record is 1-1-1 since Kiprusoff was injured in the second period Feb. 5 in Detroit. Kiprusoff’s injury was initially diagnosed as a Grade 1 sprain of his medial collateral ligament. Calgary’s franchise leader in games played and wins felt pain in his knee when he tested it Monday. His injury was upgraded to a “slight Grade 2 MCL sprain” following an MRI, said Feaster. “It’s obviously not good news for Miikka and the team,” Flames head coach Bob Hartley said. “That’s the way it goes. Leland is playing great. We’re going to keep riding Leland. He’s obviously playing very well for us. He’s building confidence.” Irving’s six saves in the third period in Detroit preserved the win. In his three starts since, Calgary beat Columbus 4-3 in overtime, lost 5-1 to Vancouver and lost 2-1 in a shootout Monday to Minnesota. The Albertan’s save percentage for the Flames this season is .900 and his goals-against average is 2.62.

“From my perspective, the fact the number one goaltender is out, that ought to cause every guy in that room to raise their level that much higher,” Feaster said. “They ought to look at a kid like Leland Irving and say ’This guy is busting his backside giving us a chance to win every game. How about if we step up and do our part?’ “Two weeks from now, we’ll know that we’re either in the pack or we’ve fallen terribly behind, but we’ll know it based on team play and not because of the play of one guy.” Calgary has four games in six days starting Wednesday at home against Dallas. Given Kiprusoff’s iron grip on the starting job, it’s unusual for the Flames No. 2 to have the prospect of multiple consecutive starts. “It’s an opportunity is what it is,” Irving said. “We’ve just got to focus on winning right now. It’s a results-driven business. I’m going to do everything I can to prepare myself to give these guys a chance to win.” Kiprusoff did not speak to reporters Tuesday. His regular dressing room stall was claimed by 33-year-old Joey MacDonald,

whom Feaster claimed off waivers from Detroit the previous day. Feaster had signed Abbotsford goalie Danny Taylor to an NHL contract the day after Kiprusoff was injured, so the addition of MacDonald made for four goalies under NHL contracts. Feaster said he’d had his eye on MacDonald and his 101 games of NHL experience for some time. The GM pointed out that Taylor has yet to play a full NHL game and Irving’s start Monday was his ninth in the NHL. “We felt pretty strongly about Joey MacDonald as an experienced veteran backup goaltender and that’s why we submitted the claim,” the GM explained. “The one thing we can’t control in the game is when a team decides to put a player on waivers. If this player had been on waivers three weeks ago, we would have submitted a claim three weeks ago.” Taylor was assigned to Abbotsford on Tuesday, but because the 26-year-old was under an NHL contract, the Ottawa native had to clear waivers first.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 B7

Olds College Generals back in Red working hard Deer to face Admirals on goal to be competitive PLAYING ON FAMILY DAY AT THE ARENA FOR FIFTH YEAR IN A ROW BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL The Notre Dame Cougars took both ends of the Central Alberta High School Senior Basketball League doubleheader against Innisfail Monday. The Cougars won the girls’ contest 65-25 and the boys’ game 82-46. Cierra Stephens had 13 points and Mataya Dixon added 12 points and five rebounds for the Notre Dame girls, who improved their record to 3-4. In the boys’ game, Mike Malin and Jose Vizcarra had 12 points each for the Cougars while and Maurice Evangelista 10.


COLLEGE ing with 24.75 points per game. “I used to coach in West Virginia and I recruited a lot in Georgia,” explained Carrick. “One of my former assistant coaches knew of her and she was available, so that’s how she came here.” ● The RDC basketball teams finish their regular season this weekend with a twin bill in Medicine Hat. The Kings go into the weekend in second place and ranked fourth in Canada. ● The hockey Queens finish their regular schedule this week, facing SAIT Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Arena and Friday in Calgary. ● The volleyball teams, both ranked No. 1 in the conference, are both off until the ACAC finals — Feb. 22-24. The Kings also moved back into the No. 1 slot in the national rankings while the Queens remain in fifth. The teams sitting seventh to 10th will meet this weekend to determine the final two playoff spots. Grande Prairie will host the girls’ playoffs, which also include The King’s University College, Briercrest and SAIT. The men will be at TKUC along with Grant MacEwan, the University of Alberta, Augustana and Grande Prairie. The ACAC men’s final takes place at Keyano College in Fort McMurray with the women at RDC. ● Volleyball Queens third-year power hitter, Brooke Sutter, was named the Boston Pizza RDC female athlete of the week. She accumulated 27 kills, 24 digs, an ace and a stuff block in a pair of wins over Olds last weekend. Basketball Kings guard Mari Peoples-Wong had 39 points, 16 rebounds and nine steals in a pair of wins over Olds. Volleyball’s Tim Finnigan and basketball’s Kaitlin Bracko were also recognized in the voting. • The basketball Kings received the Breathing Room Yoga Studio and Cafe team of the week award. drode@reddeeradvocate. com


Pair of Titans receive Athletic Alberta awards Two members of the Red Deer Titans Track and Field Club were honoured at the Athletics Alberta annual awards ceremonies last weekend. Mackenzie Ramsell of Innisfail was nominated for the top midget (13-14 year-old) girls’ athlete for 2012 while Georgia Biggs of Delburne was one of the top 10 track and field athletes in the 9-10 year-old peewee division. Ramsell was the No. 1 ranked high jumper in her age category last year. She also made the National Legion team and placed seventh in the high jump and eighth in the long jump at the nationals in PEI. She also competed at the Western Canadian Midget Championships for Team Alberta and finished first in the long jump, second in the 4x100m relay and third in the high jump. Ramsell was first in both the high jump and long jump at the Alberta Summer Games. Biggs competed in all areas in both track and field and is ranked second in the province in the 1,000m. She received a silver medal for points accumulated in the first day of the outdoor pro-

vincials and was fourth overall at the championships. Both Ramsell and Biggs competed in the Alberta Indoor Games during the weekend in Edmonton. Ramsell won the youth female high jump, clearing 1.55m, and was third in the long jump at 4.71m. Biggs moved up to the bantam girls’ division and was fifth in the 3kg shot put, 12th in the 600m and 18th in the high jump. Brayden Posyluzny led the local club with a pair of first-place finishes in the youth male division. Posyluzny won the 5kg shot put (11.62m) and the pentathlon with 2,820 points. The pentathlon consisted of the 60m hurdles, long jump, shot put, high jump and 1,000m. Jeramiah Huo was second in the pentathlon with 2,283 points. Jodi Houston placed second in the youth female long jump, clearing 4.77m while taking fourth in the triple jump. Nick Boomer had a second in the youth male long jump (5.74m) to go with a fifth in the 60m hur-

dles. Hailey Flexhaug was third in the youth female triple jump (10.11m). Other RDTFC results were: Female Maria McDonald: peewee, 17th 60m; 10th 600m, ninth shot put, 10th med ball throw, 18th standing long jump. Chloe Fisher: bantam, 12th high jump, 19th 60m, 21st 3kg shot put, 25th 600m. Courtney Perich: bantam, eighth 3kg shot put, 14th 600m. Mya Little: midget, fifth 300m, sixth 60m, sixth long jump, seventh 60m hurdles. Mattison Dewald: youth, fifth shot put, ninth long jump, 25th 300m. Blair Biggs: youth, sixth shot put. Male Willy Barrios: open, 11th long jump. Relay Youth women: 4x200m (Ramsell, Houston, Flexhaug, Dewald) fourth.



BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired general manager Scott Howson. The move was announced by John Davidson, the club’s director of hockey operations, in an email on Tuesday night. The announcement came roughly 24 hours after the Blue Jackets’ biggest win of the season, 6-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Monday. Howson was hired as executive vicepresident and general manager on June 15, 2007. The Blue Jackets (4-7-2) will begin a six-game trip Friday at Los Angeles. During Howson’s tenure, the Blue Jackets went 173-190-59 and made their lone Stanley Cup playoff appearance after a franchise-best 41-31-10 mark in the 2008-09 season.


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When they decided to return to the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference, Olds College did so with one goal in mind — to be competitive. “It’s been a goal of ours since I’ve been there that we talked about coming in and being competitive right away,” said athletic health and wellness supervisor Reg Carrick, who is in his third year at the college. “If that wasn’t going to be the case we weren’t going to come in. We’ve put a lot of work into it and it’s been a good year.” Carrick coaches the women’s basketball team, who along with the women’s volleyball team are the two top teams for the college this season. Carrick’s team has been red hot over the second half of the season and have won 12 of their last 13 starts and sport a 145 record, which has them seventh in the conference with a game remaining. The women’s volleyball team, coached by Red Deer’s Chris Wandler, finished sixth in the standings with a 12-8 mark and will compete in the ACAC finals. The men’s programs have had a tougher time as the basketball team has a 5-14 record while volleyball finished with a 2-18 mark. Both missed the playoffs. The Olds soccer teams also struggled in their first season with the men finishing at 1-9 and the women 2-8. Olds also competes inn the futsal, which is holding their second tournament of the season this weekend at Lakeland College in Lloydminster. Olds will host the futsal playoffs. OIds competed in the Alberta Colleges Athletic League prior to moving up. In fact they still run teams in that league. “We have five players on our team who played with us last year and the men have a few more,” said Carrick. “We kept the teams in ACAL as we have a number of rural athletes and they need that to step up. Our mandate is rural education and we wanted to help those kids get a leg up before coming into the ACAC. It helps in recruiting.” The fact the college, which was always known as an agriculture school, is diversifying their academic programs is also helping. “We have about 70 per cent non-ag programs, which is something a lot of people don’t know,” said Carrick. “Our business program has come on strong and we’re getting a brewmaster program and science, which has helped. “As well we have a fantastic facility, which helps once we get the kids to visit us.” Carrick’s team was helped considerably this year with the addition of Jylisa Williams of Georgia, who leads the ACAC and the country in scor-

The Bentley Generals are returning to the Red Deer Arena Monday for a traditional Family Day contest. “This will be the fifth year in a row,” Generals GM Jeff McInnis said Tuesday. This year, for the first time, the opponents will be the Sylvan Lake Admirals, who will hook up with the Gens in the opening game of a best-of-seven provincial senior AAA hockey semifinal. But first things first — and that’s tonight’s deciding game of the best-of-three Chinook Hockey League final at Bentley, where the Generals will host the Fort Saskatchewan Chiefs at 8:30 p.m. “This (CHL championship) isn’t necessarily the apple of our eye, but once you’re in any series it becomes pretty simple — you want to win it,” said McInnis. “The league title is certainly something we want to win, something we take pride in.” The Generals won the opening game of the league final 4-1 at home last Friday, then fell 4-2 the following night at Fort Saskatchewan despite outshooting their guests 44-22. “I thought we outplayed them (Saturday) but the chances we gave them were great chances and they scored,” said McInnis. “At the same time, I thought we were kind of flat in the first period and didn’t have a tremendous amount of great chances. Really, any team can beat any team at any time and that’s a good team up there. “We certainly look forward to redeeming ourselves tomorrow night. It would look bad for a team that thinks they have a chance to win a national championship to not win their league playoffs, and we’re well aware of that.” The Generals, who will host the Allan Cup tournament — the Canadian senior AAA hockey championship — April 15-20 at the Red Deer Arena, welcomed three new players to their roster last

weekend. Joining the club for the first two games of the CHL final were forwards Trent Hunter and Jeremy Colliton and netminder Dan Bakala. Hunter, a Red Deer product, played 497 games in the NHL and had seasons of 20 and 25 goals with the New York Islanders, while Colliton, 28, was a first-round WHL bantam draft pick of the Prince Albert Raiders who went on to play 57 NHL games. After graduating from the Calgary Royals of the AJHL, Bakala, 25, turned in three solid seasons at the NCAA Division 1 level with Bemidji State and last winter was with Tulsa of the minor pro Central League. McInnis pursued Colliton after Generals No. 1 centre Eric Schneider got an offer from Hamburg of the German League following the end of the NHL lockout and subsequent exit of NHL stars Jamie Benn and Paul Statsny. “That was a big blow to our battleship,” said McInnis of the loss of Schneider. “It just so happened that Jeremy was coming off an injury and wasn’t able to find a pro job before he was healthy, so he was available to us.” Bakala gives the Generals some goaltending insurance, joining starter Travis Yonkman and sometimes back-up Jase Weslosky, whose job as an Edmonton paramedic makes it unlikely that he’ll be available to the Gens throughout their playoff run. Hunter, 32, is clearly the biggest name of the three additions. “And he’s not 36 or 38. He’s 32, and that’s a big difference,” said McInnis. The remainder of the provincial AAA semifinal schedule: Game 2: Feb. 22 at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.; Game 3: Feb. 23 at Bentley, 7 p.m.; Game 4: March 1 at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.; Game 5 (if necessary): March 2 at Bentley, 7 p.m.; Game 6 (if necessary): March 8 at Sylvan Lake, 8:30 p.m.; Game 7 (if necessary): March 9 at Bentley, 7 p.m.




Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013

Hockey Calgary at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Kamloops at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Pt 87 67 76 67 64 60 59 59 54 47 46 44

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF GA Pt dx-Portland 57 46 8 1 2 263 126 95 dx-Kelowna 58 41 13 3 1 251 148 86 x-Kamloops 57 37 15 2 3 209 156 79 Victoria 55 32 19 1 3 184 181 68 Spokane 56 32 22 2 0 207 178 66 Tri-City 55 31 21 1 2 179 167 65 Everett 57 21 31 1 4 135 204 47 Seattle 57 19 32 5 1 165 233 44 Prince George 56 17 31 2 6 142 201 42 Vancouver 56 14 42 0 0 153 244 28 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. Monday’s result Portland 8 Vancouver 3 Tuesday’s results Moose Jaw 4 Prince Albert 1 Medicine Hat 4 Regina 3 Saskatoon 5 Swift Current 4 (SO) Calgary at Tri-City, Late Wednesday’s games Medicine Hat at Brandon, 6 p.m. Victoria at Kootenay, 6 p.m. Swift Current at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. Prince George at Red Deer, 7 p.m.

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA New Jersey 13 8 2 3 19 35 28 Pittsburgh 13 8 5 0 16 41 32 N.Y. Rangers 12 7 5 0 14 33 30 Philadelphia 14 6 7 1 13 34 40 N.Y. Islanders 12 4 7 1 9 36 43

Boston Ottawa Toronto Montreal Buffalo

Carolina Tampa Bay Winnipeg Florida Washington

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 11 8 1 2 18 13 7 4 2 16 13 8 5 0 16 12 7 4 1 15 14 5 8 1 11 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts 12 7 4 1 15 12 6 5 1 13 12 5 6 1 11 12 4 6 2 10 13 4 8 1 9

GF GA 32 25 33 23 39 33 35 33 39 48 GF GA 38 36 46 36 32 40 30 46 36 46

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 13 10 0 3 23 44 28 Nashville 13 6 3 4 16 25 26 Detroit 12 7 4 1 15 33 32 St. Louis 12 6 5 1 13 39 40 Columbus 13 4 7 2 10 30 41

Vancouver Edmonton Minnesota Calgary Colorado

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 11 7 2 2 16 13 5 5 3 13 12 6 5 1 13 10 3 4 3 9 11 4 6 1 9

GF GA 33 24 29 34 26 30 26 35 23 29

Anaheim San Jose

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts 12 9 2 1 19 13 7 3 3 17

GF GA 42 33 36 29

Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, SO Montreal 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO Anaheim 3, Chicago 2, SO Carolina 4, New Jersey 2 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 0 Washington 6, Florida 5, OT Philadelphia 3, Winnipeg 2 Nashville 1, San Jose 0, OT Dallas 4, Edmonton 1 Minnesota at Vancouver, Late Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. Stars 4 Oilers 1 First Period 1. Edmonton, Hall 3 (Eberle) 12:59 Penalties - Dallas Bench (too many men-served by Ryder) 4:08, Yakupov Edm (cross-checking) 7:29, Rome Dal (interference) 15:03, Nugent-Hopkins Edm (high-sticking) 15:03, Eakin Dal (smothering the puck) 16:59. Second Period 2. Dallas, Dillon 2 (Robidas, Roy) 4:20 Penalties - Eager Edm (holding) 8:14, Rome Dal (closing hand on puck) 17:35. Third Period 3. Dallas, Nystrom 1 (Fiddler) 0:44 4. Dallas, Jagr 4 (Daley, Benn) 15:25 5. Dallas, Garbut 2 (unassisted) 17:17 Penalties - Fiddler Dal (roughing) 4:42, Fistric Edm (roughing) 4:42, Eakin Dal (hooking) 13:35, Gagner Edm (tripping) 14:44, Garbutt Dal (hooking) 19:40. Shots on goal Dallas 9 9 11 — 29 Edmonton 11 16 9 — 36 Goal: Dallas: Lehtonen (W, 7-2-1); Edmonton: Dubnyk (L, 5-4-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Dallas: 0-3; Edmonton: 0-5. Attendance — 16,839 at Edmonton.

Rebels vs. Prince George Cougars Tonight, 7 p.m., Centrium The Cougars are 3-5-0-2 in their last 10 games and sit ninth in the Western Conference — just two points back of the Seattle Thunderbirds for the final playoff spot — with a 17-31-26 record . . . Leading the way offensively are C Colin Jacobs (18-19-37), C Troy Bourke (9-28-37), LW Chase Witala (14-17-31) and C Zach Pichiro (10-15-25), who is riding a four-game point streak. Import LW Jari Erricson is in double figures in goals with 11 . . . Red Deer product Mac Engel, 19, is the Cougars’ No. 1 netminder and sits 20th in the league with a goals-against average of 3.29. Injuries — Prince George: D Joseph Carvalho (lower body, 6-8 weeks), G Brett Zarowny (upper body, week-to-week). Red Deer — LW Jesse Miller (upper body, indefinite), LW Cory Millette (upper body, indefinite). Special teams — Prince George: Power play 13.8 per cent, 22nd overall; penalty kill 76.9 per cent, 18th. Red Deer — Power play 16.7 per


REBELS: Excited It was also on Nov. 1 that Dieno got a call from Sutter, who expressed great interest in bringing the talented forward to Red Deer. “I checked my voice mail and there was a call from Brent Sutter that kind of made my day,” said Dieno. “I was excited about coming back to the Dub.” Dieno wondered if Sutter wanted him right away, but the Rebels boss insisted that he compete in the World Junior A Challenge before reporting to the WHL club. “Brent gave me another chance to play in the league and things have worked out,” said Dieno. “It’s gone way beyond what I thought it would. If you would have told me last fall that I’d have 21 goals in half a season in the WHL, I wouldn’t have believed it.” Upon his arrival in Red Deer, Dieno was thrust on to the top line with Elson and Brooks Maxwell and the unit has had very few so-so outings. “It’s definitely been going well and I’d love to be with the Red Deer Rebels next year too,” said Dieno. “This is a great place to play hockey. The fans are unreal.” Sutter will certainly welcome Dieno back with open arms next fall. “He’s been a real good player for us and he’s another example of a player who has developed at a later stage,” said Sutter. “I had never seen him play but Randy (Rebels director of scouting/player development Peterson) and

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Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Acquired INF/OF Elliot Johnson from Tampa Bay to complete an earlier trade. Placed RHP Felipe Paulino on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with LHP Hideki Okajima on a minor league contract. SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with RHP Felix Hernandez on a multiyear contract, LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year contract and RHP Jon Garland and Kameron Loe on minor league contracts. Designated 1B/DH Mike Carp for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS—Agrred to terms with LHP Jeff Beliveau, RHP Cory Burns, RHP Justin Grimm, LHP Michael Kirkman, RHP Justin Miller, RHP Neil Ramirez, LHP Robbie Ross and INF Mike Olt on one-year contracts. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Agreed to terms with RHP Mat Latos on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed TE Kevin Brock, DL Marcus Dixon and WR Mardy Gilyard. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Named Keith Burns special teams co-ordinator.

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Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Signed SB Fred Stamps to a contract extension. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Reassigned G Frederik Andersen to Norfolk (AHL) and G Marco Cousineau from Norfolk to Fort Wayne (ECHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Signed F Jay Pandolfo to a one-year contract. CALGARY FLAMES—Assigned F Ben Street to Abbotsford (AHL). Called up F Paul Byron from Abbotsford. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Fired executive vice-president and general manager Scott Howson. Assigned D Nick Holden to Springfield (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD—Recalled G Darcy Kuemper from Houston (AHL). Reassigned D Marco Scandella to Houston. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled C Tim Kennedy from Worcester (AHL). Placed C Andrew Desjardins on injured reserve. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled G Jake Allen from Peoria (AHL). Reassigned G Paul Karpowich to Evansville (ECHL). American Hockey League MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS—Assigned F Jack MacLellan to Cincinnati (ECHL). NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed D Sacha Guimond to a professional tryout contract. Released F Brayden Irwin from his PTO.


cent, 18th overall; penalty kill 84.5 per cent, third.

Shaun (senior scout Sutter) did some research and then went and watched him. “They told me he was the type of player I was looking for and I agreed to give him a look, give him a shot. I didn’t care if he was 18 or 19, it didn’t matter to me. He had played in the league before and sometimes a player can change dramatically just by being one more year mature. He’s now our leading goal-scorer and is averaging more than a point a game.” Impressive, considering Dieno didn’t cost Sutter more than a phone call. “He’s been a great find for us,” said Sutter. “It’s exciting to have him here and it’s going to be exciting to have him here next year as a 20-year-old, too. Hopefully, if things continue to progress we can get him a shot at playing pro hockey. He’s worked for it this year.” Sutter said Dieno wasn’t a perfect player when he joined the Rebels and is still learning how to play away from the puck, although his progression in that department has been impressive. “He had a lot to learn coming in, he had to learn how to play without the puck and be responsible that way,” said Sutter. “That’s been a learning curve for him, but the great thing is he’s been willing to do it and he wants to do it . He also knows that there’s a lot I put on his shoulders that is impactful for us in a good way. I want him to be responsible and be a leader on our team and he has the skill set to be the difference in a game. He’s scored some big goals this year.” ● Former Rebels netminder Darcy Kuemper made his NHL debut with

Monday’s Games Minnesota 100, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 94, Boston 91 L.A. Clippers 107, Philadelphia 90 Brooklyn 89, Indiana 84, OT New Orleans 105, Detroit 86 San Antonio 103, Chicago 89 Washington 102, Milwaukee 90 Atlanta 105, Dallas 101

The Sylvan Storm got 13 points each from Kyle Turnbull and Cyler Peters in downing the Vikings 61-58 in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play. Mark Vos had 20 points and Tom Judd 10 for the Vikings.

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sons ago, eclipsing the victory total the team had in 26 seasons as the Minnesota North Stars.

OILERS: Successful

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The Stars continue a three-game road trip in Calgary on Wednesday night. The Oilers don’t play the second game of a five-game homestand until Saturday when they play host to the Colorado Avalanche. Notes: It was the second of three meetings between the two teams this season. The Stars defeated the Oilers 3-2 in overtime last Wednesday on a goal by Jaromir Jagr. The Stars have been incredibly successful against the Oilers since moving to Dallas, coming into the game with a 54-13-4-2 record against Edmonton. The Oilers made a surprise move before the game decided to make veteran forward Ryan Smyth a healthy scratch. Defenceman Ryan Whitney was also benched for the third time in four games. Edmonton defenceman Mark Fistric made his first appearance against his old team since being acquired from Dallas just prior to the season. Edmonton remained without forwards Ryan Jones (eye), Shawn Horcoff (hand) and Anton Lander (foot). The only significant injury for the Stars was forward Ray Whitney (foot) on injured reserve and expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Oilers forward Darcy Hordichuk cleared waivers on Tuesday and was loaned to the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons. The Stars win was their 759th since the franchise moved to Texas 19 sea-

MacDonald, from Pictou, N.S., had an 8-5-1 record, a 2.16 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage for Detroit last season. He hasn’t played a game since March 14 because of a back injury. His career record with Detroit, Boston, Toronto and the New York Islanders is 31-48-0-13 with a .903 save percentage and a 3.04 GAA. MacDonald said he was preparing to head to Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids, Mich., when he was placed on waivers. “It was a quick turnaround, but I was excited,” MacDonald said. “I’m just going to come in here and give myself an opportunity to play. Practice is huge especially coming off a back injury like I was over the last year. Once I get the opportunity, give the team a chance to win.” In other Flames developments, Feaster said forward Mike Cammalleri will play Wednesday against Dallas after sitting out three games with a hip flexor injury. Forward Ben Street was re-assigned to Abbotsford and Paul Byron called up. Feaster said forward Sven Baertschi (hip flexor) was cleared to skate with the Flames, but not allowed to take contact. Forward Mikael Backlund (knee) remains out of the lineup for four to six weeks.






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TRI-HIGH SWING DANCE Tickets are now on sale for the seventh annual Snow Ball Tri-High Swing Dance. It is a collaborative effort of Hunting Hills, Lindsay Thurber and Notre Dame High Schools. On Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Festival Hall, at 4214 58th St. in Red Deer. Tickets cost $35 and will be available until Feb. 20 from the music rooms of the high schools. The event features a buffet dinner, followed by live dance music provided by the senior jazz bands from all three schools. Semi-formal dress is encouraged. For information, call Greg Wheeler at 403342-6655, extension 1313.



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Hayden Slaymaker shovels away the windrow in front of his Fern Road home Tuesday. Mild temperatures around zero have made the job easier and are forecast to continue into the long weekend though a couple days might also bring snow.

Lacombe council to review pedestrian safety CONSULTANTS TO STUDY DOWNTOWN PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

MENTAL HEALTH PRESENTATIONS Two upcoming presentations on mental health issues are on tap at Red Deer College. Dr. Norm Costigan, an Alberta Health Services psychiatrist, will give two presentations, one on bi-polar disorder and another on borderline personality disorder. The bi-polar disorder presentation is scheduled for Friday. The borderline personality disorder presentation is on March 8. Both presentations go from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre, at 100 College Blvd.

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Pedestrian safety in downtown Lacombe will be reviewed as part of a Transportation Master Plan that was given the green light on Monday. City council asked that consultants take a look at existing crossings along 50th Avenue from 49A Avenue to Hwy 2A and come up with recommendations to “improve pedestrian safety and comfort within the area.� A speed study along Hwy 12 east of the C&E Trail has also been added to the $90,000 master plan that will be undertaken by Stantec Consulting. Since council did not want the cost of the master plan to change, consultants cut back

For instance, in Lacombe and in most municipalities, developers must cover the cost of the major collector roads needed to serve their projects. Among changes made to the bylaw is the adding of storm water upgrades to the levy schedule. Previously, developers were not required to contribute to storm water sewers. However, flooding problems in recent years have shown that the system did not have enough capacity so major upgrades have been undertaken. In the future, developers will be required to pay for upgrades to the storm water system needed because of new developments. Council gave approval to go ahead with a draft offsite levy bylaw on Monday.

Former Benalto train station donated back to community IN TIME FOR CENTENNIAL

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on the number of traffic counts planned at intersections. Peak morning and afternoon traffic counts will also be done at four intersections, instead of the original six. The new master plan updates a 2007 version and will provide council with specific thresholds to determine when roads need widening or traffic signals added. Predictions of where future traffic issues may arise is also part of the analysis. Council approved hiring Stantec to do the study, which is expected to be completed by July. Before the final report, a public open house will be held to gather local input. Stantec is also involved in another project to update the city’s offsite levy bylaw. Offsite levies are paid by developers to cover some of the costs of infrastructure needed to support new development.

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF After being hauled away from Benalto more than 40 years ago, the hamlet’s former train station is about to move back home. Garett and Brenda Cupples and family have donated the station, which now sits on their property in Red Deer County, back to its hometown — just in time for Benalto’s centennial celebration in 2014. Dave More, Benalto Booster Club and Centennial Committee chair, said the plan is to move it

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back to the hamlet and put it on donated land, near its former location. They plan on moving the station back to the town and working on getting it ready and in place in time to be the centrepiece of their centennial celebrations. Built in 1928, the former Canadian Pacific Railway station will become an information centre, gallery of the hamlet’s history and a gathering place. The station has been on the Cupples’ property just west of Red Deer since 1980, being used as a house on an acreage. Garett Cupples said his brother had

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Benalto’s former train station is going home. been living in it but recently moved out. “We got hold of a lady and said we really don’t want to sell this to someone else to just move it to another location and we don’t want to tear it down

because it is a historic building,� said Cupples. “We just said we’d really like it to go back home. After we got talking, we just said we’ll donate it.�

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At 9 a.m. on Monday, the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Society launched its new website. After months of input and preparation into the web redevelopment project, the site, www., is now live. The society chose to use open source software for the content management framework and the back end of its new website. The site was designed to be more user-friendly for the growing number of visitors who access it using social media.

Plans to spend more than $82,000 to hire a company to design a cemetery expansion in Lacombe drew fire from one city councillor. “This is an absolute waste of money. It blows you away,� said Coun. Grant Creasey, during Monday night’s council debate. Creasey said while the city has hired outside companies for other projects, the Fairview Cemetery expansion wasn’t a good candidate. It’s a relatively small piece of land with limited possibilities and future plans could have been handled by city staff, he argued. “I think there’s lots of creative things that we could do as far as design, inclusion of artworks, a plaza, that kind of thing, on our own,� he said in an interview. “We have some very talented people on staff here and we didn’t necessarily have to outsource this particular item.� Council voted 5-1 in favour of spending $82,569 to hire Vancouver-based LEES and Associates Landscape Architects and Planners to prepare a master design and cemetery plan and

oversee the first phase of construction this year. Creasey wasn’t the only councillor taken aback by the price tag, although it was well below the $120,000 estimate included in this year’s budget. “My first initial thought was why can’t we do this ourselves?� said Coun. Ian Foster. However, Foster was impressed by the material prepared by the winning bidder and supported hiring them. Coun. Wayne Rempel was pleased to see that the public will have opportunities for input into future cemetery expansion. “It’s good to know they will be involved in the process and will have input. I think it’s being done in the right way and our community will be happy with the outcome.� Cemetery expansion drew some controversy a couple of years ago because of the need to displace existing ball diamonds. Some nearby residents also opposed the expansion. A compromise was eventually reached with a new site for ball diamonds found.

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Council concerned about firefighters handling emergency medical calls Sylvan Lake wants to know if its volunteer firefighters are being called to help with emergency medical assist calls. The issue of voluntary firefighters being asked to respond to heart attack or stroke calls where someone’s life is at risk and an ambulance can’t arrive right away has become a growing concern in some municipalities. Lacombe city council voted two weeks ago to direct the fire chief to develop new fire response guidelines that would limit the Lacombe Fire Department’s emergency medical response to assisting ambulance attendants with patient lifts assists from buildings or confined areas. Volunteers will continue to provide initial first aid at motor vehicle collisions,

SYLVAN LAKE fire and rescue calls. Council was concerned that allowing firefighters to take the calls increased liability risks and put an unfair load on volunteers, many of whom have only standard first aid training. Sylvan Lake Coun. Laverne Asselstine raised the issue at Monday’s council meeting and referred to Lacombe’s experience when asking for a report back from administration and the local fire chief. Council wants to know if firefighters are expected to act as first responders in medical emergencies and the liability implications. Mayor Susan Samson said the issue has been on the town’s radar for some time.


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CALGARY — An Alberta man found guilty of stabbing a man to death because he thought his wife was having an affair with him has lost his appeal of his conviction. Derek Plourde of Fort Macleod was originally charged with seconddegree murder in the September 2009 death of George English at a Crowsnest Pass cabin. Last May, he was convicted of manslaughter and was sentenced to five years behind bars. But Plourde appealed on nine grounds, citing alleged errors of law, failure to consider relevant evidence and actions he took in defending himself. Court heard Plourde was suspicious that his wife was having an affair with English, found them at the cabin and three fights occurred, one leading to the stabbing. Plourde argued English came after him with an axe, but the threejudge panel disagreed with all nine grounds

Mounties have charged a bus driver with dangerous driving after a terrifying rollover northeast of Edmonton. Several people were taken to hospital after a Red Arrow bus crashed last February on Highway 28 near Redwater. Terry MacInnis, who is 67, faces 11 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He is to appear in Fort Saskatchewan court on Feb. 28.








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Cupples said they have a shop on the property and were looking at expanding it. But the station didn’t really fit in with their planned expansion. The only cost to Benalto would be the transporting the building back to the hamlet. “I don’t know what it is worth, I didn’t really ask,� said Cupples. “It doesn’t really matter, it wasn’t the reason we did it.� The land where it is headed has also been donated. Bill and Dale Speight and families owned the area where the station once stood and have donated some green space for the station to sit. The move is scheduled to occur from March 25 to 29.


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son. Some statistics have been gathered about the use of Red Deer’s hospital by Sylvan Lake residents. “But not everybody goes to Red Deer Regional (hospital),� she said. Some go to Innisfail, Lacombe or Bentley or use Sylvan’s on-call doctor service. Samson said she will be interested to see how many people opted not to seek care because of the lack of a local facility. One of the fears is that under the current situation the elderly or families with young children hesitate to seek help elsewhere when a medical issue arises. An Urgent Care Committee has been formed with local representatives, including doctors, which is campaigning for a facility that’s open seven days a week with extended hours, offers laboratory and X-ray services, and offers non-life-threatening medical care.



Sylvan Lake is hoping to use its census to help build its case for an urgent care centre. Residents will be asked in this April’s head count whether they have ever required health services between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. over the past year. If the answer is yes, a follow-up questions asks where they went: a local clinic, Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, other area hospital, or chose not to attend a facility. Mayor Susan Samson expects the question will provide some hard data on the need for better medical services in the area, which is home to 18,000 people, including 12,000 in Sylvan Lake. “I don’t believe Alberta Health Services Central Zone understands or has the stats to realize how many people are impacted by a lack of an urgent care centre for Sylvan Lake and area,� said Sam-

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Since ambulance services were taken over by the province “we are in a lesser position than we were before,� said Samson. The community once had its own ambulance service, which had backups when needed. Now, Sylvan ambulances are often pulled in to Red Deer to back up there on busy days, she said. Town residents calling for help have no idea if there is an ambulance available locally or it has to be drawn from another community and is on its way. “That’s critical to us. Not only do we not have an urgent care facility, we don’t have ambulances at our fingertips,� said the mayor.

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The company of ‘Newsies: The Musical’ performs in New York, U.S. The new show is based on the Disney movie about the newsboys’ strike of 1899. The Broadway production stars Jeremy Jordan and is directed by Jeff Calhoun.

On Broadway, kids enjoy a well-paying hobby NEW YORK — Broadway is somewhere between a hard-knock life and easy street for the child performers crowding New York stages this season. Same goes for their non- human co-stars. Lilla Crawford earns $3,000 a week playing the title role of the $12-million revival of Annie. Sunny and Casey, the two terrier mixes who alternate as Sandy, are each paid $1,770 a week. While Lilla may be Broadway’s best-paid minor, her two adult co-stars earn more than three times her salary, $10,000 a week, according to a preliminary production budget obtained from the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman via the Freedom of Information Law. “Most of these kids would do it for free,” said David Doan, an agent who represents 10 children on Broadway. “With adults, it’s their livelihood. With kids, it’s a hobby.” In the case of Annie, at least the first half of that is true: Katie Finneran had won two Tony Awards before becoming the ogress of the orphanage, Miss Hannigan. Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks is played by Anthony Warlow, a seasoned opera and musicaltheater star in Australia. (None of the stars, however, has as much value as the title Annie on the marquee.) Annie will soon be doing battle with Matilda for the title of top girl on Broadway. The show, a smash hit in London, is adapted from the Roald Dahl novel about a 5-year-old who outsmarts her idiot elders with the help of a cunning intelligence and, oh yes, telekinetic powers. The four girls alternating in the title role will earn the Broadway weekly minimum of about $2,000, according to a person familiar with the production. That includes an extra $20 weekly for “extraordinary risk,” which in Matilda involves singing while on a moving swing. Annie and Matilda together employ about two dozen children. Young actors are also in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Once, Newsies and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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Lilla Crawford plays the title role in ‘Annie,’ and Sunny plays her dog Sandy in New York, U.S., in this undated handout photo. Each of the four Matildas will perform at least twice a week. The Annie orphans earn about the same for going on eight shows a week, according to its budget. “I think the pay could be greater with all they’re giving up,” said Lisa Calli, a manager specializing in

k.d. lang to join Canadian Music Hall of Fame BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Groundbreaking singer k.d. lang is being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The Alberta native, whose rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah dazzled spectators at the opening ceremony for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, is being honoured at this year’s Juno Awards, the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday. Lang has won eight Junos and four Grammys in her more than 25-year career. “To be included in the lin- k.d. lang eage of Canadian artists who have formed my musical DNA and who remain my

mentors is beyond humbling,” lang said in a statement. In 1985, the Junos honoured lang as Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year. With a punk-rock fashion esthetic, and early musical influences that included classic country and rockabilly, lang helped define the meaning of the term alt-country. The 1999 album Absolute Torch and Twang garnered lang her first Grammy and larger mainstream recognition. She then switched from country to a fiery brand of adult contemporary for her 1992 album Ingenue, which featured the hit Constant Craving and went platinum in Canada. In 2005, Hymns of the 49th Parallel delivered lang’s take on fellow Canadian songwriters, including her version of Cohen’s Hallelujah. Lang joins last year’s inductee, Regina-born musician Colin James, along with such others as The Band, The Guess Who, Shania Twain and Rush.

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juvenile actors. “In these shows, the kids are really working hard.” Spokesmen for the producers of Annie and Matilda declined to comment on compensation. Michael Shulman, 31, a television and film producer who grew up in Manhattan, said performing in Les Miserables as a teenager helped him save money for college and get admitted to Yale University. “People look back with incredible fondness,” he said of the experience. Calli shuttled her son, Luka, now 13, to and from the Vivian Beaumont Theater eight times a week for the revival of South Pacific. “It’s a job for the parents, but the kids love it,” she said. New York’s professional young actors out-earn their British counterparts. West End Matildas, who go on at least twice a week, are paid about 250 pounds ($400), London’s Sunday Times reported. West End children earn half the adult minimum, per an agreement negotiated by their union, British Equity. That’s considerably less than Broadway’s mutts, though they come with unusual expenses. “It’s terribly deceiving,” veteran animal trainer Bill Berloni said of those figures. Producers “will turn to me and say you’re one of the best-paid actors on staff. But I’m a department.” Berloni, of Haddam, Conn., rents a $3,000-a- month apartment in Washington Heights for Sunny, Casey and their handler. Berloni and his dogs aren’t union members so he must negotiate each contract from scratch. He said he spent $20,000 negotiating the fees for Annie. Three recent Broadway revivals — Anything Goes, Gypsy and The Miracle Worker — excised canine roles to save money, Berloni said. Legally Blonde, which closed in 2008, was his last Broadway musical. He and his wife, Dorothy, care for two dozen rescue dogs from prior shows, including two bulldogs from 2012’s A Christmas Story. “When the recession hit, we were the first thing to go,” Berloni said of animal roles. “It’s getting tougher and tougher to make ends meet.”

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Brother’s child is the centre of his world Dear Annie: My brother, “Jay,” then at their home after the courtand his wife have an adopted house. I reminded Jay of these daughter, “Anna,” who is now three things and told him we love Anna years old. We adore her. and don’t like his implication that Jay and I recently we don’t care. My brothgot into an argument. er used to be easygoing He said they were anuntil he married his gry that we didn’t call wife. Now they expect a Anna on her birthday. I parade every time Anna was surprised by this, as opens her eyes. we had already wished Are Jay’s expecher a happy birthday in tations reasonable? person, with a gift and a Should we call Anna on card at her party a few her birthday even when days prior to her actual we’ve already celebratbirthday. When Jay and ed with her? They act I were kids, we were alas if the world revolves ways happy to receive a around them. — Can’t MITCHELL card and a gift from our Keep Up & SUGAR aunts and uncles. We Dear Can’t: Attending never expected them to Anna’s birthday party call, as well. and giving her a gift was In addition, Jay said sufficient. It’s also lovethey were angry that my husband ly to call on the actual birthday, and I didn’t take time off of work to but it is not an obligation. The rest be at the courthouse to celebrate of Jay’s complaints are irrational the “official” adoption six months and self-centered. We don’t recomafter Anna was born. We told him mend arguing with him. He won’t at the time that we couldn’t take see things your way. Placate and time off of work and would cel- ignore. ebrate with them at their home, Dear Annie: Our daughter is getwhich we did. At that time, Jay said ting married in July. We decided to it was fine, but now, it apparent- give her a lump sum for the wedly wasn’t good enough. When my ding, and she created a budget to husband and I adopted our old- handle all aspects of the event. est child, we never demanded that Unfortunately, she selected a anyone take the day off of work to wedding gown based on the price, be at the courthouse, nor to be at and it does not flatter her figure. the hospital when our younger kids My wife and I would like to offer to were born. purchase a more attractive gown, Annie, we celebrated Anna’s but we don’t know how to approach adoption multiple times — right af- the subject. Any suggestions? — ter her birth, at her baptism, when North Carolina we gave them a baby shower and Dear North Carolina: Are you


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certain that your daughter selected this design solely because of the price? Your financial assistance might only serve to purchase an equally unflattering gown in a more expensive fabric. Keep in mind that alterations can work wonders, and Mom could enlist the help of the seamstress to ascertain whether your daughter is unhappy with her gown. If so, it’s perfectly fine to say you want her to have something closer to the dress of her dreams. Otherwise, please repeat the old saying that “all brides are beautiful.” Dear Annie: This is for “Tired in Nebraska,” whose husband has sleep apnea and refuses to wear a CPAP. I’m an orthodontist who has successfully fit many patients with a dental sleep appliance that is very comfortable to wear. Sleep centres do not always mention their availability, but it should not be difficult to find an orthodontist or general dentist who will fit her husband. These appliances are covered by insurance with a prescription from a physician and are the next best treatment to CPAP devices, which many people cannot tolerate. — Sympathetic Orthodontist Dear Sympathetic: Many readers recommended a dental appliance that can help with apnea and is easier to wear. Thanks to all who suggested it. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to

freedom within your actions will predominate strongly in your aura today. You can counteract any upsetting circumstances by using a bit of tact and diplomacy. Wednesday, Feb. 13 TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you come CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: across distressing news or discoveries, do Mena Suvari, 34; Kelly Hu, 45; Neal Mc- not react on impulse. Control your frustration Donough, 47 by putting some well-thought THOUGHT OF THE DAY: judgment into it. Is it worth the The Moon is currently morpain? The answer will reveal itphing through the impulsive and self naturally. courageous sign of Aries. It is GEMINI (May 21-June 20): closely travelling next to Uranus, It might seem a bit tough to folthe planet of surprises. Expect low through with your group’s an inconsistent change of pace opinion. Your point of view might throughout the day. We are prenot be in tune with those of your disposed towards spur-on-theteam members. In the end, you moment reactions and upsets. will feel confident enough that With a positive aspect to Jupiter, you have made quite a strong the giver of good luck, we will exstatement within the group. perience some optimistic insights CANCER (June 21-July 22): ASTRO which will cheer up our spirits. You may find yourself excited DOYNA HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today about a marvellous career opis your birthday, the approachportunity which you had not saw ing year will prove to be a busy coming. A sudden change in one filled with plenty of surprises your status quo may take place along the way. This will be a year where you now which might suggest some unforeseen will develop new interests that are out of your financial gains. norm and quite nonconformist. You will rely LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It is kind of hard on your need for instinctual excitement in or- to live in the moment when your mind is driftder to feed your curiosity. Be ready to make ing away in exotic lands and unfamiliar terlots of new surprising contacts that will show ritory. You are taken by this sudden urge to you a world of opportunities in the creative escape the real world and evade somewhere sphere. faraway. If you do, ensure your loved ones ARIES (March 21-April 19): A strong don’t call you missing. need to rebel against the norm and seeking VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Issues per-



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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Donna Karan test drove pieces of her fall collection before she sent them down the catwalk at New York Fashion Week on Monday. “I took it last night. I couldn’t wait to wear it,” Karan said in a post-show interview after greeting guests Uma Thurman, Gretchen Mol and longtime friend Bernadette Peters. The goal, she explained, was clothes that work for the woman always on the go, with many interests, demands and pleasures. That sure sounds like Karan. She called the collection “Sensual, Soulful, Sculptural.” There’s an emphasis on sculptural, making a dedication in her notes to her late husband, sculptor Stephan Weiss. “His art and soul — is a part of me.” There was a rawness to the collection, and it seemed like it came from the heart. The opening look — one of the best — was a black draped “bodydress” with a fluid, almost liquidlike, cape on top. It was modern yet timeless, and wearable to the large base Karan appeals to. There were a lot of body-conscious stretch and jersey looks, as there usually are on this runway, many topped with coats that were textured and interesting, and had a lot of design packed in. She mixed neoprene and cashmere and made a taffeta down puffer jacket. Some dresses stand on their own, including a dramatic pewter-colored jersey evening dress with a cape-style back in the seductive style Karan masters. “I believe the body talks a language all its own. Depending on your DNA, these clothes say something new every time, and create a statement all your own,” Karan said.

taining to taxes or an inheritance may suddenly take over your attention. Whatever you receive or gain presently will come from your hard work. Assisting your co-workers will prosper your reputation. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A sudden disruption or a willingness to break free emotionally from your partner will make you long for more independence and develop a need for self-reliance. Changes can bring you autonomy while you stand firm on your belief system. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your work environment might give you a state of unsettledness or certain colleagues might act a bit erratic. Avoid situations where it can lead you to feeling self-defeating. The situation at home should rule out any negatives from today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You seek to unleash your individuality by being perhaps a bit too rebellious. Just watch out for a tendency to come on too strong towards

individuals that are more sensitive by nature. Fortunately, you are able to maintain peace between your loved ones. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be overtaken by an estranged feeling where you may feel in a way nomadic. You may experience disruptions or a change of pace at home. Continue with your daily tasks and take your mind off pessimistic thoughts. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to detach yourself somehow from things or individuals that start to cling on you too much. It can be a relative such as your brother or your sister. You wish they were more independent of you since you have a busy routine anyway. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Certain news about your finances may not be too welcomed. Unsettling monetary fluctuations may prevail, or simply, a desire to break free from a certain financial duty might present itself at this time. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.


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JUDSON Derrick March 15, 1933 - February 11, 2013 With his family by his side on t h e m o r n i n g o f M o n d a y, February 11, 2013, Derrick passed peacefully after a long, happy, blessed life. He was the fourth child born into a family of six children to Wilfred and Nora Judson on March 15, 1933 in Mannville, Alberta. They settled in the Evergreen District where he grew up and met a neighbor girl; Edna Edl. Not wanting to wait, they married young in 1951 and eventually decided to settle in the Eckville area. They were blessed with three children; Myles, Neil and Tina. They spent 60 years as a married couple. During the years Derrick was a valued member of the community; doing such jobs as municipal policeman and town council member. He started working in the oilfield industry with Richfield, later to become Petro Canada, from 1958 to 1988. Not ever fully retiring, he then went on to do a variety of jobs including driving fish truck, pressure truck, caretaker of the Eckville Manor House and school bus driver for Lacombe County (where he drove his granddaughters crazy). During his family’s growing years he enjoyed watching all of his children’s, grandchildren’s and eventually, his great-grandchildren’s activities which ranged from riding horses, hockey and music recitals. He loved to hunt, fish, camp and visit with his extended family and friends. He was lucky enough to live through a heart attack at a younger age so he could continue to celebrate everyone’s accomplishments and really be a part of his family’s lives. Derrick will be lovingly remembered by ever-loving wife; Edna and his three children and their families; son Myles Judson and his daughters; Brandi (Patrick) Enger, Lindsey and Dalyce, son Neil (Lorrie) and his sons; Kory (Jeannine) and Shawn (Lana) and daughter Tina (Wes) Thiel and their children Matthew, Mark and Nicolette. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Emerson Judson, Brody and Sydnee Judson, Dean, Derek and Bailee Mathers, Kaden and Karsen Judson. A celebration of Derrick’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive), on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held a t E c k v i l l e C e m e t e r y. Condolences may be sent or viewed at 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

WILLIAMS Kale Lewis Grant Died: Sunday, February 10th, 2013 peacefully at home. Born: July 20th, 1995 in Red Deer. Kale was a grade 12 student at Notre Dame High School. Kale was a well loved, dynamic young man, who took pride in his extensive family and many friends. He was passionate about everything that was important to him, and never loved part way. He loved you with every inch of his heart. He cared about everything and anyone that touched his life, and always took the time to talk to the people he met...whether they were 2 or 99. He could turn a 5 minute encounter into a life-long friendship. Kale was a gifted people person that made a lasting impression on everyone that he met, and could always get a laugh. His infectious smile would open the door, his attention to style would reel you in, and his personality kept you wanting more. His favorite thing, outside of his family and friends, was hockey. He was never blessed with the ability to play, but his knowledge and passion for the game were second to none. He followed the game religiously, and volunteered year after year with his friends’ teams as a Junior Trainer. The players and the coaches welcomed his presence in the dressing room, because his spirit and energy made them all better. Kale was taken from us too soon! He is survived by his parents, Dean and Nicole Williams, his sister Ciara, brothers Kobe and Ridley, father Gary Lewis and his step mother Camille, sisters Ruby and Violet, great grandfather Les McBride, great grandmother Eva Grant, great grandmother Agatha, Grandparents John and Carolyne Williams, Dianne Bradley, Errol and Mavis Lewis. His uncles and aunts Cary and Geta Grant, Jim and Cori Bussard, Darren and Katherine Williams, Rick and Natalie Hawkes, Rob and Kathy Grant. His cousins Josh and Jade Bussard, Grier and Maguire Grant, Spike Hawkes, Tessa and Dylan Grant, and many, many more extended family and friends. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer). In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the Notre Dame Grad Service Project. Please contact Shannon Nivens at or 403-342-4800. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Rebekah Sealock EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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PETTY Shirley Ann Aug. 16, 1933 - Feb. 10, 2013 Shirley passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the age of 79 years. Shirley enjoyed her games of bridge with the ladies group as well as at the senior center. Also, she loved gardening, flowers and all animals. She enjoyed all the wonderful family gatherings over the years and loved her children and grandchildren with all her heart. Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Jack, her children; Bob (Marney), Wanda (Terry), Jeff (Debra) Jackie (Don) and Kevin (Laurie), thirteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her brothers; Dick Todd (Marlene) and Leonard Todd, and her sisters; Cindy Logan ( E d ) a n d D o r o t h y To d d . Shirley was predeceased by her father, Leonard Todd, her mother, Elenore Montgomery, brother, Bob and son, Doug (Patty). In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Shirley may be made directly to the Red Deer SPCA 4505 77 St Red Deer, AB T4P 2J or to the Medicine River Wildlife Rehab Box 115, Spruce View, AB T0M 1V0. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Please join us for a Celebration of Shirley’s beautiful life on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Rebekah Sealock EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

OAK Genevieve Eleanor Oak of R i m b e y, A l b e r t a p a s s e d away peacefully with her family by her side at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, R e d D e e r o n S a t u r d a y, February 9, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Genevieve will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her husband, Vernon; three sons, Evan (Lyla) Collins of Atikokan, Ontario; Vernie Oak of Red Deer; and Cliff (Linda) Oak also of Red Deer; and five daughters, Faye (Wayne) McQuaid of Innisfail; Rita Collins (Jim Lee) of Stauffer, Alberta; Fern Collins (Robb McIntyre) of Fort Saskatchewan; Colleen (Tom) Parks of Lexington, Kentucky; and Karen (Brian) Graham of Red Deer; in addition to fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her brother, Bob (Rose) Authenac of Big Valley; and three sisters , Marguerite Bignell of Red Deer; Yvonne Burnstad (Les Knatp) of Big Valley; and Carmen Authenac (Lawrence Campbell) also of Red Deer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Genevieve was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Florence Authenac; one son, Dale Collins; one granddaughter, Nesta Collins-Ash; one grandson, Allan Collins; her sister, Ruth Winser; and two brothers, Bill and Jack Authenac. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, Rimbey on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vern Glover. He passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Vern was born June 28, 1926 in Edmonton (Clover Bar). At the age of 17, Vern enlisted in the Navy and served off the coast of Halifax. In 1952, Vern and his bride, Pat, moved to Red Deer where he worked for Sim’s Furniture and the Sinclair family for 38 years. Soon after moving to Red Deer, Vern became involved with the sport community and coached baseball and hockey for many years. He was also a founding member of the Red Deer Athletic Association (now Red Deer Minor Hockey Association). Vern served on the Volunteer Fire Department for several years. He was a lifetime member of the Red Deer Oldtimers Hockey Association, was the recipient of the Red Deer Sportsman of the Year Award in 1976, and was an active member of the Red Deer Legion. Vern gave tirelessly to the community with numerous volunteer endeavors. After retirement, Vern kept busy with his beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. He and Pat enjoyed travelling and had many great camping trips with friends and family. His ultimate joy was having the family together. This man had a kind soul and touched many others along his life journey. Vern is lovingly remembered by his daughter, Diane (Peter Chadwick); son, Keith (Sharalee); and daughter-in-law, Dixie (Barney). “Pop” will be missed by his grandchildren; Scott, Teri (James, and their children Adam, Madison, Mackenna), Julie (Chris and his son Cole), Jamie (Curtis) and Devon (Molly). He is also survived by his sister Irene (Ted Goldsack), in-laws, Jack and Bea McLellan and Noreen Woolsey and their families. Vern was predeceased by his wife, Pat, in 2005 and son, Ken, in 1994. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Gaetz United Church , 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer. Reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35. Donations in Vern’s name may be made directly to the Heart & Stoke Foundation, #202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4 or charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Valeri Watson EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

Father Gabriel Udeh, Celebrant.

Interment will follow in the West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey.

If friends desire, memorial tributes in Genevieve’s Memory may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Box 570, Calgary, Alberta T2E 8M7; or to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences to the Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:

Funeral and Burial STORRIER Arrangements for the Late It is with great sadness we Genevieve Eleanor Oak announce the passing of entrusted to the care of Brian William Storrier, age 67, OBERHAMMER FUNERAL at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, CHAPELS LTD. Victoria B.C. on February 5, Rimbey, AB. 403-843-4445 2013. Born in Dundee Scotland, he came to Canada in 1948 with his parents Bill and Edith Storrier. Growing up in Red Deer, he excelled in many sports, especially hockey. The love of sports carried over to his service in the Royal Canadian Navy (1962 - 1970) where he became a Physical Training Instructor. Upon leaving the Navy he resided and working in Innisfail as Recreation Director. Thus In Memoriam starting down the path in the field of Municipal Recreation. MOBERG, Sylvia As a recreational Director in Feb. 11, 2012 Innisfail, Parksville, North Your picture is on my mirror Saanich, Juan de Fuca and I see it every day. Mission he excelled in Even though you’re not with us orchestrating countless innovations your memory is here to stay. in building efficiency, programming Love, Chris and family. and community development. As a member of the provincial and national recreation associations his quick mind, big picture thinking and post meeting “networking” sessions became legendary. Brian was predeceased by his mother Edith Storrier and infant brother Robert. He leaves his loving wife of 30 years Evelyn; father William (Bill); daughter Lee Croll and his grandchildren Mave and Dylan; son Michael with his wife Tracey and grandchildren Jenelle and Adam; sisters Elizabeth Dodd (Doug); nephews and their families, along with a legion of friends, colleges and many golfing buddies will miss Briano, Uncle Hunkle, and The Big Kahuna. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial in Saanich on Vancouver Island.


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A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted. BARDEN Oilfield Hauling Ltd. is looking for ticketed picker operators, exp’d Texas bed operators and exp’d. Swampers. All applicants must possess all oilfield tickets and positive attitude. Email or fax your resume to: 403 341 3968

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BOILER OPERATOR NEEDED FOR PROJECT IN CENTRAL ALBERTA to finish out season. Must have all tickets, EMAIL:

Please submit email to Avail. for local Oilfield or fax to Manufacturing and Supply 780- 865- 5829 House. Established sales territory, salary, commisPLEASE QUOTE JOB sion, paid health insurance # 68630 ON RESUME WE are looking for and retirement. Applicant Rig Managers, Drillers, Safety Coordinator - Watts must live in Red Deer area Derrick and Floor hands Projects Inc. is a or willing to relocate. for the Red Deer area. progressive Oilfield Please forward resume to: Please contact Construction Company btopcanada Steve Tiffin at based in Red Deer and Edson serving Alberta and or (403) 358-3350 Saskatchewan. We are fax (403) 358-3326 hiring a Safety Coordinator to manage the Health & Looking for a new pet? Safety Program, the Check out Classifieds to position will coordinate find the purrfect pet. with the HSE Manager. The Candidate would be CELEBRATIONS responsible for a HAPPEN EVERY DAY combination of field safety IN CLASSIFIEDS & safety administration PROVIDENCE activities. Safety Tickets Trucking Inc Zubar Production required and Alberta Is now hiring experienced: Services Construction Safety Winch truck operator is currently taking resumes Association training Picker operator for experienced courses would be an asAll candidates must be Assistant Operators set. Watts offers excellent able to pass a pre-employEmail resume to: wages, benefits and a ment drug screen. We safety conscious working offer exceptional wages or fax to (403)346-9420. environment. Email cody. and benefits for exceptional Must have all valid tickets. or Fax people. Fax resume and 1-403-358-7763 TOO MUCH STUFF? abstract to 403-314-2340 Start your career! Let Classifieds or email to safety@ See Help Wanted help you sell it.


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Savanna offers competitive rates and a comprehensive benefits package effective on your first day of work. Submit your resume : Include Industry certificate and driver`s license Road Train Oilfield Online: http: //savanna. Transport Ltd is looking for journeyman Email: picker operator.Top wages/ savannacareers@ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume CALL US: 403-346-6128 No phone calls. 403-782-0719


MARKETING Director Bower Place, Red Deer, AB We are looking for a highly motivated, hardworking and energetic employee who will be responsible for planning and executing a targeted, cost efficient annual Marketing Plan for the center that utilizes marketing funds to increase traffic, increase merchants’ sales, and increase market share within a specified trade area. Requirements: Minimum 5 years of marketing or related experience. Background in Customer Service and supervision as well as knowledge of retail industry and branding tactics are assets. Strong skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and multiple graphic/publisher programs. Well versed in Social Marketing opportunities. For more details or if you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at www.

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1349300 AB LTD O/A TROCHU GAS & SNACKS WANTED full time service station attendant,food counter attendant,retail store supervisor & food service supervisor.wage from$11.50/hour for service station attendant. $11.50/hour for food counter attendant.$16.00/ hour for retail store supervisor.$14.00/ hour for food service supervisor. APPLY IN or MAIL po box488 trochu ab t0m 2c0 1442968 AB LTD O/A RIMBEY GAS & SNACKS WANTED Full Time Food Counter Attendant & Food Service Supervisor. Wage from $11.50/hour for Food Counter Attendant. $14.00/ hour for Food Service Supervisor. $16.00/hour for Retail Store Supervisor. APPLY IN or FAX 403-843-3871 OR MAIL: PO BOX 2069 5134 50 AVE RIMBEY AB T0C 2J0


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: Fax: 403-348-8765


An eye for design and colour is a definite asset. Experience in retail sales floor covering industry is a plus, but we will train the right candidate. The successful applicant will be D. LESLIE WELDING LTD. a motivated, careerWe are currently resume minded individual with for B Pressure, excellent people skills. Opportunity for professional Journeyman and Contract Welders. Valid safety tick& financial growth is ets req’d. Rig welding exp. available. asset. Fax your resumes Please fax resume attn: to: 403-729-2771 or send Louis Hamonic, Manager, by email to: dlesliewelding 403-347-8824 or email: Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

F/T Apprentice Welder must have vessel and piping experience. Email resume to or fax 403-348-8109

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Duties will include, taking calls from customers, quotes, entering orders and technical assistance. The individual will also be responsible for maintaining our high level of customer service. We offer a competitive wage, benefits and a RRSP plan. Please forward resume to resume@

F/T Skilled Labourer must have tank dressing and testing experience. Email resume to or fax 403-348-8109.

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

WESCLEAN - Red Deer We are looking for customer service/inside sales. Duties/responsibilities: assist phone customers, write up orders, invoicing customers, assist managers/sales rep, assist walk in customers and general office duties. Competitive wage along with full benefits. Resumes to or fax 403-347-8803, Furix Energy Inc. is looking ATTN. MIKE for a Coating-Installer. Must have minimum 5 years’ experience with Trades Devoe products. Painting experience required. Fulltime position w/benefits. Fax resumes to 403-348-8109 or call Darryl @ 403-396-2104. No calls after 9 pm.


ABB has an immediate opening at one of our ALBERTA locations for an

SAVANNA Well Servicing is seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our growing company. The following opportunities are available in Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as long term local work.



LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please

Our Red Deer based company requires a


RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. F/T front desk agents. Flexibility req’d. Shift work including. wknds and eves. Incentive and bonus programs. Starting rate at $12/hr. Exp. not essential Drop off resume to 6853 - 66 Street or fax 403-342-4433 or email: info@

for our Trenching Safety division.

This permanent, full-time position requires a valid class 5 license with air brake endorsement for delivery of our shoring equipment to various Äeld locations primarily in Alberta. The ideal applicant will be physically Ät, able to perform multiple tasks, work well alone, and have experience in the oil and gas industry. Forklift training, safety tickets, loading, hauling, and picker experience are deÄnite assets. Training may be available for the right applicant. Please drop off resumes at 6740 65 Avenue, Red Deer, AB email fax to 403-343-0401




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Our ideal candidate must be a team player, committed to safety, and have experience in the Oil & Gas plant construction. H2S Alive and CSTS safety tickets are mandatory. ABB offers competitive wages and an extensive benefits package. Individuals interested in a rewarding career with ABB Ber-Mac please forward resumes & queries to 403-357-3736 or: careers.ber-mac


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.

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FUTURE AG INC. your Central Alberta Case IH Agricultural Equipment dealer is looking for a full time


3rd year Apprentice and/or Journeyman Parts Person for their Rimbey location. Farming background an asset.

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• Very Competitive Wages • Advancement Opportunities With medical Benefits • Paid training • Paid Breaks

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Job duties and responsibilities include: Assist customers and answer customers inquiries Read and interpret parts diagnostics & diagrams Use of computerized inventory system Order and receive parts for customers Excellent communication skills Customer service experience Experience with computerized inventory system Experience with Agricultural equipment Must be reliable, highly organized & team oriented

We offer a competitive pay scale, exemplary benefits package, annual work boot reimbursement, RRSP plan, sick days, monthly bonus and continuous professional training in a positive environment.

Apply in person at any location or send resume to: or Fax: (403) 341-3820 Sales & Distributors

for a F/T Journeyman Instrumentation Technician. Competitive rates & benefit packages. Fax resumes to 403-348-8109 or call Darryl @ 403-396-2104. No calls after 9 pm.

Furix Energy Inc. is looking for F/T Contract B-Pressure Welders or F/T ARMOR INC is looking for B - P r e s s u r e W e l d e r s . Indoor shop work in Red licensed diesel and suspension mechanic for light Deer. Competitive rates & benefit packages. duty performance shop. Fax resumes to Diesel and transmission 403-348-8109 or call exp. preferred. Darryl @ 403-396-2104. Bring resume to: No calls after 9 pm. 106 -6439 67 St. RD Phone 403-346-9188 or emal








Forward your resume to: Future Ag Inc. Attn: Paula Martin Box 140 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Fax: 403-843-2790 Email to








Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Must be enthusiastic, hardworking, flexible and positive. You must have a passion for Fabrics, Sewing, Crafts and Home Decor. Basic sewing skills are a must. Apply in person to: #2, 2119 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer or Fax resume to: 403.346.4320

PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET is currently accepting resumes for SERVICE ADVISOR POSITION. Must have good communication skills and have the ability to work independently or with a group.. Excellent company benefits. Please submit resume in person along with wage expectations to Joey.

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HEAVY DUTY TECHNICIAN ACADEMIC Express (Coach exp preferred) Adult Education Prairie Bus Lines is seeking and Training a heavy duty MECHANIC. Successful applicants will • GED classes evening possess a current and days journeyman ticket, a current class 3 or 2 drivers license, • Women in the Trades and have strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. • Math and Science in A desire to work in a safetythe trades mandatory shop, and the ability to work on both Gov’t of Alberta Funding may highway coaches and be avail. school buses. Prairie Bus Lines offers a 403-340-1930 competitive wage and benefit package. Please submit your resume to Malcolm Malin. Fax 403-342-2199 or email ADULT

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

SECURITAS CANADA Hiring Immediate FT & Casual

EMR or EMT Security Personnel for Dispatching Position Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Staff for a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. Minimum Qualification: * Alberta Security License *EMR- ACP certified *Class 4 license *Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and welfare plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Apply on line at: http://www.securitas. com/ca/enca/Career/ On this web site you can click on “On line Application” and submit it to the Edmonton Branch. Email: Fax: 403-314-8475 Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness SERVICE TECH req’d F/T to troubleshoot & repair mechanical & electrical commercial cleaning equipment. Strong communication skills, basic computer skills req’d, team player, clean driving record, good time management for in shop & mobile services. Van & tools supplied. Competitive wages with full benefit package.Resumes to or fax 403-347-8803, ATTN. MIKE


Pressure Piping & Steel fabrication shop Only experience personnel need apply -Journeyman Pipefitter preferred -Must be able to organize men and projects -Background & experience with Acorn Piping program Understanding and implementation of QC for structural & Piping -Oversee all material ordering, handling & receiving -Competitive Wage & Benefits Please apply to info@ or fax 403-309-3471 SIGN INSTALLER req’d for local sign shop.. Must have at least 5 yrs exp. with sign fabrication & installation, and be able to work independently or as part of a team. Valid driver’s license a must. Computer skills an asset. Wage to be negotiated. Apply by fax 403-341-4014 or email only: STUCCO Labourers. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. 403-588-5306

Truckers/ Drivers


CLASS 1 drivers req’d to pull flat deck, exc. wages, safety bonuses, benefits. We run the 4 western provinces. Please contact 1-877-787-2501 for more info or fax resume and abstract to 403-784-2330 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743

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NORMANDEAU & GLENDALE area. ALSO 4 days a week Flyers & Sun. Life in

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Piper Dr. & Pennington Cres.

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in EASTVIEW 100 ADVOCATE $525/MO. $6300/YR 2 HRS./DAY GRANDVIEW 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. per day WESTLAKE 75 Advocate $393/month $4716/yr. 1-1/2 hrs. /day

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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEER PARK * Dempsey St. area $61.00/mo. * Dempsey St. Dumas Crsc. & Duffy Close area $94.00/mo. * Dunham Crsc Dandell Close area $141/mo. * Donnelly Crsc. Densmore & Denmark area $170.00/mo. * Doran Crsc. Dunn Close $68/mo. * Dixon Crsc. area $121/mo. * 2 blks of Duston St. & Dale Close $90/mo. * Dowler St. Detlor Close & Dillion Close $134/mo. * Dawson St. & 1 blk of Davison Dr. $82/mo. Doran Crsc. Doan Ave area $72/mo.

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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri. & 8:00. .am. on Saturday in DEER PARK Dempsey St. area 79 papers $423/mo. ALSO Davison Dr. area 101 papers $541/mo. LANCASTER AREA 77 PAPERS $412/MO.

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


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


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ANDERS AREA Adams Close/ Adair Ave.

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


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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 **** POSITION FILLED

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

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Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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



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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

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Homestead Firewood

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

FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

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THE TASTY BAKERY PACKAGING & COUNTER SALES P/T OPPORTUNITY No early mornings, No late nights No Sundays, Apply in person at: Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive (directly behind Nutters)




Apply in person after 3 pm.






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


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


Houses/ Duplexes

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Chase for fugitive ex-cop leads to standoff at cabin BIG BEAR, Calif. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. The law enforcement official requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. A fourth person â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a deputy â&#x20AC;&#x201D; died earlier in the latest confrontation with Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mostwanted man, which seemed to be coming to an end. Officials were waiting for the fire to burn out before approaching the ruins to search for a body. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have reason to believe that it is him,â&#x20AC;? San Bernardino County sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokeswoman Cynthia Bachman said. The cabin was on fire and smoke was coming from the structure in the late afternoon after police surrounded it in the snow-covered woods of Big Bear, a resort town about 80 miles (128 kilometres) east of Los Angeles. Bachman didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say how the fire started but noted there was gunfire between the person in the cabin and law enforcement officers around the home before the blaze began. TV helicopters showed the fire burning freely with no apparent effort to extinguish it. Authorities have focused their hunt for Christopher Dorner there since they said he launched a campaign to exact revenge against the Los Angeles Police Department for his firing. Authorities say Dorner threatened to bring â&#x20AC;&#x153;warfareâ&#x20AC;? to LAPD officers and their families, spreading fear and setting off a search for him across three states and Mexico. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enough is enough. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for you to turn yourself in. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to stop the bloodshed,â&#x20AC;?

LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said earlier in the day at a news conference held outside police headquarters in Los Angeles, a starkly different atmosphere than last week when officials briefed the news media under tight security with Dorner on the loose. If the man inside the cabin does prove to be Dorner, it will lower tensions among the more than 40 targets police say he listed in an online rant. Until Tuesday, authorities didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know whether Dorner was still near Big Bear, where they found his burned-out pickup last week. Around 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, deputies got a report of a stolen vehicle, authorities said. The location was directly across the street from where law enforcement set up their command post on Thursday and not far from where Dornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s burnedout pickup was abandoned. The people whose vehicle was stolen described the suspect as looking similar to Dorner. When authorities found the vehicle, the suspect ran into the forest and barricaded himself inside the cabin. The first exchange of gunfire occurred about 12:45 p.m. California Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a statement that one of its officers travelling down Highway 38 recognized a man who fit Dornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s description travelling in the opposite direction. The wildlife officer pursued the vehicle and there was a shooting in which the wildlife vehicle was hit numerous times and the suspect escaped on foot. There was then a second exchange with San Bernardino County deputies, two of whom were shot. One died and the other was expected to live after undergoing surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re heartbroken,â&#x20AC;? Big Bear Lake Mayor Jay Obernolte said of the deputyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death and the wounding of his colleague. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Words canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t express

how grateful we are for the sacrifice those men have made in defence of the community and our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.â&#x20AC;? Police say Dorner began his run on Feb. 6 after they connected the slayings of a former police captainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter and her fiance with an angry Facebook rant they said he posted. Threats against the LAPD led officials to assign officers to protect officers and their families. Within hours of the release of photos of the 6-foot, 270-pounder (1.83-meter, 122.47-kilogram) described as armed and â&#x20AC;&#x153;extremely dangerous,â&#x20AC;? police say, Dorner unsuccessfully tried to steal a boat in San Diego to flee to Mexico and then ambushed police in Riverside County, shooting three and killing one. Jumpy officers guarding one of the targets named in the rant in Torrance on Thursday shot and injured two women delivering newspapers because they mistook their pickup truck for Dornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Police found charred weapons and camping gear inside the truck in Big Bear. Helicopters using heat-seeking technology searched the forest from above while scores of officers, some using bloodhounds, scoured the ground and checked hundreds of vacation cabins â&#x20AC;&#x201D; many vacant this time of year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in the area. A snowstorm hindered the search and may have helped cover his tracks, though authorities were hopeful he would leave fresh footprints if hiding in the wilderness. Dornerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anger with the department dated back at least five years, when he was fired for filing a false report accusing his training officer of kicking a mentally ill suspect. Dorner, who is black, claimed in the rant that he was the subject of racism by the department and fired for doing the right thing.

Search for new pope gets political by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a political campaign like no other, with no declared candidates or front-runners and a strict taboo against openly gunning for the job. But the manoeuvring is already under way, with one African contender declaring Tuesday it was time for a pope from the developing world â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he was free if God wanted him. A day after Pope Benedict XVI stunned the world and announced he would retire on Feb. 28, Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archbishop urged mercy for the victor, given the terrible weight of the office. Mexico City Cardinal Norberto Rivera asked for prayers so that the best man might win. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all part of the ritual of picking a pope, the mysterious process that takes place behind closed doors at the Sistine Chapel, where the â&#x20AC;&#x153;princesâ&#x20AC;? of the church, the 117 or so cardinals under age 80, vote in next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conclave. Once sequestered, they cast secret ballots until they reach a two-thirds majority and elect a new leader of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.2 billion Catholics, sending up smoke signals from the chapelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chimney to tell the world if they have failed (black) or succeeded (white). In the run-up to the conclave, cardinals engage in a delicate dance, speaking in general terms about the qualities of a future pope and the particular issues facing the church. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rare for anyone to name names, much less tout himself as a candidate. If asked, most cardinals routinely invoke the refrain: â&#x20AC;&#x153;He who goes into a conclave a pope comes out a cardinal.â&#x20AC;? Such genteel public platitudes, however, belie the very real factions within the College of Cardinals that determine the outcome of the vote. Just because the cardinals all wear the same red cassock and recite the same prayers doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean they all think alike. They have different visions of what the church needs, different views on critical issues and different allegiances: geographical, sentimental and theological. And this time around, it seems geography is very much front and centre, at least in the public debate that was in full swing Tuesday, the first

day of the conclave campaign. One of Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brightest hopes to be the next pope, Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, said the time was right for a pontiff from the developing world, and that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available for the job â&#x20AC;&#x153;if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the will of God.â&#x20AC;? In an interview with The Associated Press inside his Vatican offices, Turkson said the â&#x20AC;&#x153;young churchesâ&#x20AC;? of Africa and Asia have now become solid enough that they have produced â&#x20AC;&#x153;mature clergymen and prelates that are capable of exercising leadership also of this world institution.â&#x20AC;? Catholics in the developing world donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need a pope from their region to thrive, he said. They have done just fine, growing exponentially with European pontiffs. But Turkson, who heads the Vaticanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s justice and peace office, said a pope from the global south would â&#x20AC;&#x153;go a long way to strengthen them in their resolve.â&#x20AC;? Whether Turkson would have a shot at the papacy, though, is an open question. Last year he screened an alarmist video at a meeting of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bishops, warning of the inroads Islam is making in Europe and the world. He apologized, but the gaffe may have cost him a chance at the papacy. Even Vatican Radio called the film a â&#x20AC;&#x153;4-year-old, fear-mongering presentation of statisticsâ&#x20AC;? that have been widely debunked. For his part, Venezuelan Cardinal Jorge Urosa said he hopes the next pope comes from Latin America, home to 40 per cent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Catholics. Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archbishop, Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care â&#x20AC;&#x153;whether he is African or Asian or Latin American or European.â&#x20AC;? More importantly, Woelki said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We should treat mercifully the person who has to take over such an office, in order not to expect of him ... possibly 20, 25 or even more years.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Such an office wears people out,â&#x20AC;? he said, praising Benedict for setting the modern precedent of retiring as pope. That assessment was certainly on the mind of Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz of Chile, who took himself out of the running entirely. He told Chileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Radio Cooperativa that at age 79, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the papal contender he was back in 2005.

NASA finds parts of Middle East have seen â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;alarming rateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of water loss in seven years by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DOHA, Qatar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An amount of freshwater almost the size of the Dead Sea has been lost in parts of the Middle East due to poor management, increased demands for groundwater and the effects of a 2007 drought, according to a NASA study. The study, to be published Friday in Water Resources Research, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, examined data over seven years from 2003 from a pair of gravity-measuring satellites which is part of NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment or GRACE. Researchers found freshwater reserves in parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran along the Tigris and Euphrates river basins had lost 117 mil-

lion acre feet (144 cubic kilometres) of its total stored freshwater, the second fastest loss of groundwater storage loss after India. About 60 per cent of the loss resulted from pumping underground reservoirs for ground water, including 1,000 wells in Iraq, and another fifth was due to impacts of the drought including declining snow packs and soil drying up. Loss of surface water from lakes and reservoirs accounted for about another fifth of the decline, the study found. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This rate of water loss is among the largest liquid freshwater losses on the continents,â&#x20AC;? the authors wrote in the study, noting the declines were most obvious after a drought. The study is the latest evidence of a worsening water cri-

sis in the Middle East, where demands from growing populations, war and the worsening effects of climate change are raising the prospect that some countries could face sever water shortages in the decades to come. Some like impoverished Yemen blame their water woes on the semi-arid conditions and the grinding poverty while the oil-rich Gulf faces water shortages mostly due to the economic boom that has created glistening cities out of the desert. In a report released during the U.N. climate talks in Qatar, the World Bank concluded among the most critical problems in the Middle East and North Africa will be worsening water shortages. The region already has the lowest amount of freshwater in the world.

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$2,115,067 Thanks to an abundance of community generosity, United Way surpassed its 2012 campaign goal. This is all thanks to the generous corporations, agencies, volunteers and individual donors who recognize the need for solutions to complex social problems. Thank you for investing in the future of Central Alberta!

CHANGE is ensuring kids can be all that they can be.


$250,000+ NOVA Chemicals’ employees* $100,000 - $249,999 DOW/MEGlobal Canada employees*

$50,000 - $99,999 Servus Credit Union employees* Shell Canada employees*

$25,000 - $49,999 Agrium employees* Alberta Health Services’ employees ATB Financial employees* CIBC employees* Costco Wholesale employees* EVRAZ Red Deer employees* Finning (Canada) employees* Government of Alberta employees Parkland Fuel Corporation employees* RBC Royal Bank employees* RDC employees Scotiabank employees* Studon Electric & Controls Inc. employees* The City Of Red Deer employees

$10,000 - $24,999 Bank Of Montreal emloyees* Border Paving Ltd. Bunch Projects’ employees* Devon Energy Corporation employees* Eckville District Savings & Credit Union employees Enerplus Imperial Oil Foundation INEOS’ employees * Ing & Mckee Insurance employees* MNP employees Pasquale Mancuso Construction Ltd. Peavey Industries Ltd. Proform Concrete Services’ employees* Red Deer Public School District employees Scott Builders’ employees* Scottsville Group employees* Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep & RV Centre employees* Suncor Energy employees* TD Canada Trust employees*

CHANGE is moving people from poverty to possibility.

CHANGE is building stronger communities, and supports for healthy people.


$5,000 - $9,999 ATCO Gas & Power employees* Best Buy Canada employees* Brandt Tractor employees* BURNCO employees* Canadian Tire - North Canadian Western Bank employees Catholic Social Services’ employees Collins Barrow employees FortisAlberta employees* Future Shop employees* Kellough Enterprises Inc. Manulife/Integrated Financial employees* Nexus Engineering and Machine Inc. Red Deer CO-OP employees* Service Canada employees TransCanada employees* United Way of Central Alberta employees W. Pidhirney Welding Ltd Warren Sinclair employees* Wel-Can Welding & Fabrication employees*

Buck Buchanan and John Knoch, 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs.

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Group2 Architecture & Engineering employees* Heritage Family Dental Heywood Holmes & Partners LLP Investors Group Financial Services’ employees Johnston Ming Manning KG County/Zed 98.9 FM London Drugs’ employees Penn West Energy employees* PepsiCo Beverages Canada employees* Red Deer Bottling Co. employees* Retire First employees* Router Tec Inc. Sisters Of St. Joseph Skocdopole Construction Ltd Swainson Alexander LLP TELUS’ employees* Turple Bros. Ltd* UPS’ employees*

Significant Increase:

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Alberta Health Services Ing & McKee Insurance Ltd.

The Welcome Aboard Award Tervita Employees

The Ray Morrison Award Mike Gerhardt

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Employee Participation Awards:

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February 13, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate