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Rebels captain Turner Elson models the retro Rustlers jersey.

Red Deer Rebels honour Rustlers’ storied history BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF The Red Deer Rustlers’ history was filled with h erfinancial struggles, coaching and ownership changes. But the franchise also produced a d pair of national championships (1971 and 1980) and some of the best players everr y to come out of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. n The Rustlers played a major role in he Red Deer’s sporting history, one that the Red Deer Rebels will honour tonight. ys The Rebels will wear replica jerseys ip from the 1979-80 national championship dteam, as they host the Prince Albert Raiders at the Centrium at 7:30 p.m. nt Rebels owner/GM/head coach Brent nSutter was the leader of the 1980 Centenhe nial Cup championship team that beat the lly North York Rangers 3-2 in the nationally televised final. he Sutter and his son Merrick, who is the ntsenior vice-president of the Rebels, wanted to honour the Rustlers, who folded for good after the 1988-89 season. ars “We’ve talked for a couple of years sey about having some sort of vintage jersey ial night, so we decided on the Centennial erCup jersey and it worked out,” said Merrick Sutter. “They were definitely the pioneers of junior hockey in Red Deer and when they folded, it left a void. Looking back, they were a major historical point for the city.”

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Brent Sutter has strong ties to Rustlers legacy BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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The Rustlers were born in 1967, thanks to Alf Cadman, who wanted to enter a team in the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League (the forerunner of the Western Hockey League). This is the team picture taken in Toronto after the 1979-80 team won the Centennial Cup.


RUSTLERS: Parade held after national championship The Rustlers were born in 1967, thanks to Alf Cadman, who wanted to enter a team in the Western Canadian Junior Hockey League (the forerunner of the Western Hockey League). However, that move had to be accepted by the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association, whose board voted 44-40 against the move and instead put them in as a sixth team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. Despite losing several players, and eventually coach Buster Brayshaw, because of the decision, Cadman didn’t let it deter him. He took over behind the bench and guided the team to a first-place finish. They eventually lost in the league final to the Edmonton Movers, but it was the birth of an organization that went on to win eight AJHL titles and two Centennial Cups. The team captured its first Canadian title — in the first year of the Centennial Cup — in 1971, beating Charlottetown Islanders 4-2 in a best-of-seven playoff, all in the P.E.I. capital. They won the 1980 crown in Toronto. Wynne Dempster, who coached the team from 1980-85, was a second-year member of the team in 1970-71 and remembers what winning the first national crown meant to the city. “We flew back to Edmonton and bused to the Parkland Mall,” he explained. “We were told we’d have a parade and we thought ‘Oh sure, who would show up for that?’ But we did it and were amazed. We travelled from the mall to the Arena and for the most part people were two and three deep most of the way. We get to the Arena and there’s 4,000 people packed in there. It showed what it meant winning a national championship.” Two years ago, the Rustlers were inducted into the Alberta Hockey Hall of Fame, which brought back many fond memories for Dempster. “I didn’t think it was a big deal until we got there and heard the comments and the people clapping,” he said. “You realize it was something special.” Dempster is one of many former Rustlers who have made Red Deer home. The native of Grimshaw moved to Red Deer to play with the team. In 1972, he went to play pro in the States, but 10 years later he was back to stay. It was while he was in the U.S. that he saw what the Rustlers meant to the city. “I was in the East Coast and most of the players were from the east, but they knew the Rustlers. Everywhere you went the Rustlers, and Red Deer, were held in a good light. Winning the national title was a big thing for the team and the city. It was like when the Rebels won the Memorial Cup.” The Rustlers also reached the Centennial Cup final in 1972. After winning the AJHL playoffs, they played Vernon. During a tight game at the Arena, with the Rustlers trailing, the lights mysteriously went out. Many joked that Cadman turned them off just to get his team refocused. He said he didn’t but if he did, it worked — the Rustlers won the series 4-2. The Rustlers eventually lost to Guelph 4-0 in a best-of-seven final in the Ontario city. The 1971-72 season was the end of an era for the team as Cadman sold the club to the community. Eleven shareholders ran the team and they had some success over the next several years, winning a fourth league title in 1973-74, but also missing the playoffs for the first time the following season.


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The team’s financial struggles continued, and several coaching and ownership changes were made. Cadman returned as a part owner in 1975 and in 1979, Sheldon Ferguson sold his shares to former Rustlers Brian Sutter, Reg Kinch, Brian Ogilvie and Graham Parsons. Cadman, Clarence Koch and Chris Mundle remained in the ownership group. The move, combined with the naming of Parsons as GM and John Chapman as coach, paid dividends: they won the league, then beat Penticton and Prince Albert to advance to the 1980 Centennial Cup tournament. Dempster came on board as coach the following season and saw first-hand the financial struggles. “I really enjoyed the coaching part of it, but the hard work was trying to generate enough money to get paid,” he said. “There were stretches when it was tough to make sure you got a paycheque.” The problems persisted and following the 1984-85 season, the team asked the league for a year’s leave of absence. The Rustlers returned in 1986-87, after a new ownership group of Parsons, Kinch, Cec Swanson and Dave Cuming agreed to purchase the team if they could sell 500 season tickets. Brian de Bruyn started the season on the bench, but after a slow start Larry Billows came on board and took the team to its seventh league title. Financial problems were front and centre again in 1987, when a new group of owners asked the players to take a reduction in their honouraria. The players refused and the team was shut down in midseason. However, Billows and Marv Siebel stepped in and found owners in Greg Noval and Gary Unrau. But despite winning the league title in 1988-89, the team continued to lose money and it was disbanded and expelled from the league. “It got so that a lot of the fans were disillusioned because players would be here a year or so and move up to the Western League. Plus, fans didn’t want to sit in the cold Arena,” before it was renovated, said Dempster. “We needed a facility and we were trying to get a tier I team. But there was no way we’d get one without a new facility.” The Centrium was completed in 1991 and the Rebels joined the WHL in 1992-93. Dempster is proud of his time with the Rustlers and knows they’ll always be a foundation of the Red Deer sports scene. “They are a major part of our history,” he said. Dempster will be among the former Rustlers on hand for the Heritage Night tonight at the Centrium. “We’re looking for as many Rustler alumni to be on hand as we can,” said Merrick Sutter. The Rebels will have jerseys, programs, newspaper clippings and memorabilia from the Rustler days on the concourse. Finning Canada will be a major sponsor for the evening, along with the Rebels. Replica jerseys will be auctioned off and presented to the winners following the game. All proceeds will go to the Central Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Cancer Society. The Regina Pats are also playing a part in the evening as they have sent shells for the pants the Rebels to wear tonight, to add to the uniform look. “The Prince Albert Raiders would have used their old jerseys as well, which would have been awesome, but they don’t have white, only green,” said Merrick, who said the club will look at honouring other Central Alberta teams down the road. “Not likely every year as it would get stale, but we certainly will look at mixing the old with the new. It’s a year-by-year thing and we’re open to whatever comes up down the road.”

Red Deer Rebels owner/GM/head coach Brent Sutter played a major role in the history of the Red Deer Rustlers. He was one of six Sutter brothers to play with the Alberta Junior Hockey League team and was the captain of the Rustlers’ second Centennial Cup championship run, in 197980. That season — his third with the Rustlers — he scored 70 goals and 101 assists in 59 games and was a finalist for the national player of the year (the award went to a player from the Maritimes). The Rustlers, under coach John Chapman, beat North York 3-2 in the nationally televised Brent Sutter final. Sutter was the tournament most valuable player. A month later, Sutter became the first junior A player to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. He as selected 17th overall to the New York Islanders. “That year we had four players who were eventually picked in the first round of the draft and others who signed with NHL teams,” said Sutter. (Randy Moller was selected 11th overall the next year, Ron Sutter was fourth overall in 1982 and his twin, Rich, was 10th overall that year.) “That team lost only nine games during the regular season and only a couple in the playoffs . . . we were good enough that we could competed with any major junior team.” The 1979-80 season was one of best in Red Deer hockey history. The RDC Kings were similarly dominant in winning the national college championship. “They had a very good college team that year, in fact hockey was flourishing in Red Deer,” said Sutter, who is proud of his days with the Rustlers — it’s one of the reasons that the Rebels will hold the Rustlers Heritage Night tonight. The Rebels will wear replica Rustlers jerseys from the 1980 championship team when they host the Prince Albert Raiders. “Everyone in the area wanted to be part of the Rustlers hockey community at that time,” Sutter said. “And to be part of it, and win a national championship, was amazing. It’s very close to me. It’s where it all started for me as far as developing into an NHL player. “Red Deer has been home to me since I was 17 and now to be able to come back and have a night like this is dear to me. I really hope we have a great response from players and management. I feel great in being able to honour them by wearing their jerseys.” Sutter retired from the NHL in 1998 and purchased the Rebels from Wayne and Terry Simpson in 1999. He was approached to change the name to the Rustlers. “In my own heart I felt the Rustlers belonged to the Rustlers and that era,” he said. “They were what junior A hockey was in Red Deer. Major junior is different and has its own identity. “I still love the old Rustlers uniform and logo and they were what Red Deer was and always will be back then.” Former Rustler player and coach Wynne Dempster originally thought the Rebels should be called the Rustlers. “Looking back at it, the Rebels needed to make their own way, create their own identity,” said Dempster. “They had to be separate from the Rustlers.” Brent Sutter was one of 20 former Rustlers who played in the NHL, including all six Sutter brothers who played with the Rustlers.

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Olds College kicks off centennial events the game-based custom app with 12 small business topics. Completing the course will be mandatory for graduation. “This will make us the first fully integrated iPad learning campus in Canada,� said Jason Dewling, vice-president, academics and research, in presenting the app. A Canada Post commemorative envelope was also unveiled. Designed by college graphic artist Cheryl Arnold, the cover features photos of students over the years while the back details the college’s history.


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lege and other institutions to evolve Alberta economically,� he said before presenting a cheque for $100,000 to help with centennial celebrations. Thompson said entrepreneurship is a major college focus and its agreement with Pomeroy Inns and Suites, now under construction, guar-

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BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF The trial of a man charged in a hit and run collision that left a Red Deer pedestrian seriously injured wrapped up on Friday. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard called his final witness, Brad Hooey, who was out with his four friends, including Brittany Ellison who was struck about 3 a.m. last March 17 by a pickup truck northbound on 52nd Avenue. The truck’s driver, Kyle Brian Carver, 18, of Sylvan Lake Carver, was being tried for impaired driving causing bodily harm, leaving the scene of a collision in which someone suffered bodily harm, and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. He pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court on Thursday to driving over the blood alcohol limit of .08. Provincial court judge B.D. Rosborough will give a decision on May 28 at 12 p.m. Hooey testified that after having four drinks with his friends, he “knew what was going on� as they walked back to McDonald’s near 48th Street and 52nd Avenue in Red Deer when the truck struck Ellison, now 25. He was the first person to get across the street and when the collision occurred he heard a thud and saw that Ellison was on the street. Defence lawyer Peter Northcott of Edmonton called no witnesses. During his final arguments, Collard argued there was enough evidence to show that Carver was impaired. A police officer noted that Carver almost tripped in the hallway of the Sylvan RCMP station and as a result, the officer grabbed his arm to steady him. The statement of facts, agreed by defence and the Crown, also showed that when Carver was asked by police how drunk he was on a scale of 1 to 10, Carver said he was a 6. Collard said that Carver’s pickup truck had headlights and yet he hit Ellison in a well lit area and didn’t slow down. “(Ellison) was diligent . . . she was within the crosswalk,� said Collard. “The truck was three-quarters of the way down the block. All the fault rests with him and he was over .08.� However, Northcott questioned the reliability of Ellison’s testimony since she was drinking that night, and possibly had smoked marijuana earlier with the rest of the group, according to the testimony of Hooey. “I’m not attacking her credibility, but her reliability,� said Northcott. In the few seconds just before the crash, no one had actually seen what Ellison was doing, he added. The collision analyst said the right hand side of the truck’s bumper showed dirt, he added. When asked by police whether he remembered hitting someone, Carver replied that there was a bump and looking back he saw a brown dot. This should not be a conclusion that he had hit a person, said Northcott. Northcott said there was no evidence of impairment on the road and he disputed the Crown testimony that impairment was to blame for Carver going down the wrong way at 49th Street. It could be easily concluded that Carver took off in whatever direction because of “the immediate panic of the situation�, he said.




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Olds College kicked off a year of centennial events on Friday. “This is a celebration of our past and the success of our future,� said Barry Mehr, chairman of the college’s board of governors. Friday was chosen for the launch because Feb. 22, 1913, marked the Alberta government’s introduction of the Agricultural Schools Act, establishing the Olds School of Agriculture and Home Economics, which opened later that year with 36 men and 39 women students. “It’s hard to believe we once consisted of a two-storey wood building and a demonstration farm,� said the centennial governance team’s Bill Quinney. “I think we look pretty good for our age.� College president Tom Thompson told the crowd of 250 people, including many Central Alberta elected officials of all levels, that the college’s long history of achievements mirrors that of Alberta. “We have a responsibility to tell people about this place and its

The centennial song 100 Years Today and its accompanying video were also introduced. Written by alumnus, country singer and rodeo rider Denver Daines, it’s based on college employee Laurie Chicoine’s dream about leaving home to attend the school, then graduating to the next stage of life. More information on the college’s centennial activities is available online at 100.oldscollege. ca.

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LETHBRIDGE — Two men have been charged with manslaughter after a 63-year-old man died after being assaulted last weekend in Lethbridge. Police say Barry Pelletier was set upon by two men who believed he was responsible for an earlier theft. Pelletier was taken to hospital and admitted for treatment of blunt force injuries, but he died earlier this week. Scott Randall Otsby, 28, and Randall Clarence Otsby 61, have been remanded in custody to appear in court Monday.

Fire destroys century-old Alberta hotel SEDGEWICK — A century-old hotel in the small Alberta town of Sedgewick has been destroyed by fire. The blaze broke out early Friday morning at the Pioneer Hotel, which was built in 1906. One person was inside the hotel when the fire started, but he made it out safely and no other injuries were reported.

Group caught in avalanche, one dead REVELSTOKE, B.C. — An avalanche has swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, catching up a group of three skiers and killing one of them. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Friday the group was skiing in an out-of-bounds area a distance from the resort in the Greely Lake area when the avalanche came down earlier in the day. “A number of the group were able to get out to summon further help and are speaking with RCMP investigators and search and rescue,” he said. Rob Elliot, general manager of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort, said the three were part of a group of five or six men. Canadian Avalanche Centre forecasts indicate a high danger rating in many areas of the province, meaning travel isn’t recommended in the alpine and at the treeline.

An Eastview Middle School teacher and her son are trying to raise money so more students can hear American teenmotivational speaker Josh Shipp when he comes to Red Deer in April. This is in light of a number of recent youth suicides that have occurred in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Shipp is scheduled to speak at Eastview, West Park Middle School and Hunting Hills High School. Grade 8 teacher Monique Stennes-Koot and her son Jacob Stennes, 14, want as many students as possible in Red Deer public and Catholic schools to see Shipp. “I’ve been teaching in the district for 25 years. We’ve never had this many kids in one year commit suicide. We’ve had 10 in Central Alberta since last July. Six have affected the kids directly in our school districts,” Stennes-Koot said on Friday. “Something has to hit these kids. They have to find a coping technique. They have to understand there is more.” Shipp, 31, is a teen behaviour expert, author of The Teen’s Guide to World Domination, and host of television’s Teen Trouble. “The thing I love about Josh Shipp is that he comes from a hardknock life. He was a foster kid. He was abandoned. He was addicted. He had all those strokes against him and he figured out I’d rather be better than bitter and he’s moved on with his life and he just wants to

dent and they become hopeless because of that. For someone else, they might see it as a challenge. You really never know. “We know that in fact many people who start to move towards a sense of despair or helplessness or hopelessness usually try to spontaneously deal with those problems. They’ll try whatever strategies they can think of basically to try to deal with the situation they’re facing. “And when they run out of options that’s when you start to see the despair and hopelessness emerge.” Dobson said at that point, some people withdraw. Some might engage in self-harm or destroy things they don’t want other people to find after they die. With adults, there may be acts of completion like apologizing to people they hurt in the past or returning things they borrowed. Acts of completion are less typi-

cal in youth. “In youth, the suicide tends to be more impulsive and a little bit more hard to predict because of that.” When people start feeling hopeless, the best thing they can do is reach out and let someone provide them with a different perspective, or try to work on the issue with them, he said. “It’s almost a paradox because the more hopeless you feel, the less likely you are to reach out, but that’s probably when you need to reach out the most.” Dobson said the biggest thing for parents is to keep the lines of communication open with their children and watch for changes in behaviour. Ask questions and access resources at school or mental health services. “Some of the things that Alberta Health Services is doing is promoting open dialogue, destigmatization where

possible, (making) available services in different formats. I think we’re doing the right things generally, but we need to do more of them.” Compared to adults, youth see less stigma associated with seeking help for mental health, he said. “We’re finding people who are younger more willing to talk about emotional distress. I think it’s a good sign for the future.” Donations for students to see Josh Shipp can be dropped off at Eastview Middle School, 3929 40th Ave. For more information, call Stennes-Koot at the school at 403-3432455. To find out more about Shipp, watch watch?v=a5x1Jw1FapY or go to his website at



help teens.” Stennes-Koot used Shipp’s classroom materials in her Grade 7 class last year and both she and her son, who was a student in her class, saw how students connected to Shipp. Her son wrote letters to service clubs and businesses and others, and raised $9,500 to bring Shipp to Red Deer. Now they want to raise $7,500 more. Anything extra will be used to purchase Shipp’s resources for local schools. “We have him booked for one day. But in light of all the stuff that’s happened in Red Deer recently, we’re trying to double his stay so more kids can hear his message and hopefully find some hope.” University of Calgary researcher Keith Dobson said hopelessness is the single biggest predictor of suicide. “For a long time there was a focus on the link between depression and suicide. But we’re learning more and more it’s not the most significant risk factor. It’s more psychological factors and other conditions,” Dobson said from Calgary. People can reach the point of hopelessness for many reasons — the loss of an important relationship, major life transitions they can’t adjust to, terminal illness, chronic depression, bullying, and more. How a person responds to problems in their life is unpredictable and suicide, like any rare phenomenon, it’s difficult to predict, he said. “For one person it could be a loss of a limb in a motor vehicle acci-

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Alberta wants ideas on shutting down grow-ops BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta’s justice minister says illegal marijuana grow-ops in the province have reached a “chronic” level and ideas are needed on how to deal with them. Jonathan Denis announced plans Friday to get input from the public and relevant groups on ways to address health and safety concerns and to tackle criminal activity that stems from the illegal operations. “What I’m interested in is what we can do as a province



Two men charged with child prostitution THE CANADIAN PRESS Two men in southern Alberta have been charged after a 13-yearold girl was pushed into child prostitution and sexually assaulted. Police in Lethbridge say officers became aware earlier this month that the girl was leading a high-risk lifestyle. An investigation determined the teen had been instructed by a male acquaintance to prostitute herself and give him the money. Police allege she had a sexual encounter with a man last week as a result. “This is a 13-year-old girl that was out working. It’s very disturbing that’s occurring in our city,” Insp. Bill Kaye said Friday. Memphis Mathew Gros Ventre Boy, 32, is charged with procuring prostitution and is to appear in court next Wednesday. Robert John Gerard, 61, faces several charges, including sexual assault and sexual interference, and is to appear in court March 1. The girl does not face charges and police are working with social agencies to help her.

to address issues such as the grow-op you see behind me and to try and improve people’s lives — and also to try and shut down the proceeds of organized crime,” said Denis, who used a former grow-op home with a red security fence in northeast Calgary as a backdrop. “Marijuana grow-ops pose a serious risk to the safety and health of Albertans, lead to increased organized criminal activity and are becoming a chronic presence throughout the province.” The province is asking a

panel to hold consultations across the province. Members of the public can also make their voice heard by completing an online survey. Input is being sought from police agencies, municipalities, fire officials and health, safety and building investigators, as well as from utility, mortgage and real estate companies and community leagues. Denis said discussions are to focus on fire, electrical and structural hazards, how to remediate a home after a growop is dismantled and health

issues involving chemical contamination and mould. “There have been many suggestions made to me. For example, I met with the Calgary Real Estate Board and it was suggested to me that we should have an instrument on ... the deed of the house that shows that it was a grow-op because then you protect the next consumer,” Denis said. It’s estimated that 1,000 to 5,000 grow ops exist under the radar in Calgary alone. Calgary’s deputy police chief said the illegal operations bring with them a host of

problems. “We’ve had quite a large number of fires in a disproportionate way,” said Murray Stooke. “We believe that marijuana growers are about 14 times more likely to catch fire than other residences. “In the last number of years we’ve had a dozen or more home invasions on marijuana grows, so those are also things that have been a concern to the community.” The consultations are expected to wrap up in May.

Ticket trumps tattoo in $30M lotto win BUT MILLIONS HAVE TO WAIT FOR MANICURE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A $30-million Lotto Max win was enough for a Calgary man to cancel his tattoo appointment. But Darrell Szczerba (SHUR’bah) couldn’t share the news with his wife, Laurie, right away because she was getting her nails done. Szczerba says he was waiting to be inked last Saturday when he went to a convenience store across the street to check the couple’s Feb. 15 ticket. It turned out the ducat had won the largest lottery jackpot in Calgary’s history. He tried to call his wife, but she was having a manicure and had turned off her phone’s ringer, so she didn’t find out until she got home. Now that they’ve had time to think about it, they plan to re-

tire and take a trip somewhere warm. Darrell is also thinking about buying a limited edition truck to match the motorcycle he already owns. The Szczerbas picked up their cheque on Friday and Darrell recalled the moments after the store clerk confirmed he had won. “My first thought was, ‘I’ve got to drive home,”’ he said. “I went back across the street and cancelled my appointment. “I couldn’t sit there with a winning ticket in my pocket.” When his wife finally walked through the door at home, he immediately blurted out the news. “I dropped the bags in my hand and they didn’t get picked up until the next day,” Laurie laughed. “The way he said it, I knew it was true.”


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Nothing to fear from chickens URBAN HENS MORE BENIGN, PRODUCTIVE, VALUABLE THAN LETHAL FELINE PETS The city’s improved plan for chickens is something to crow about. This week, Red Deer city council agreed to extend the urban hen project for another 12 months. New rules oblige chicken owners to register their flock with City Hall, but there’s no fee attached. City administration just wants to keep tabs on how many chickens there are in town and where they are. This approach reflects an abundance of caution, after the city bike-lane project pressed ahead too far and too fast for many residents. Council’s go-slow strategy on this file should ensure that they are not tarred and feathered come election day in October. JOE After a year of testing, MCLAUGHLIN barely a cluck has been heard about captive chickens in Red Deer neighbourhoods. About 20 families have raised them, the city says. There has only been one complaint, which was addressed swiftly. Two offending roosters were promptly removed. City regulations — then, now and going forward — forbid roosters in town for obvious reasons. They are raucously loud at certain times of the day, and just don’t fit in an urban setting. Hens are generally quiet, docile and — when properly managed — quite clean. That’s more than you can say for scores of other pets that run loose through Red Deer. For starters, hens must be penned in enclosures covering all four sides plus the top. That’s a reasonable request at every level. It keeps the hens in and the most deadly varmints out. It’s much less than the city demands from dog owners, but far more than for cat fanciers. Red Deer owners must buy a $26 annual licence for an “altered dog” and $56 for one that’s not spayed. Dog owners also face fines of $250, $500 and $750 for first, second and third violations of the city licence act. Cat owners get off licence-fee free, and pay fines 88 per cent to 96 per cent lower when their pets are caught running wild than dog owners do. Most seriously, free-range cats are notorious killers. Two years ago, The New York Times reported that up to 500 million birds are killed by cats in the United States each year. Half of that death toll was attributed to pet cats, according to the American Bird Conservancy. The cat-kill was estimated to be 1,250 times higher than the number of birds killed by electricity-generating wind turbines. By 2030, when American turbines become more accepted and numerous — as they are in Alberta, including a wind farm east of Red Deer — the U.S. bird-kill gap is projected to be about 600 times higher than the current death toll to cats.


Closer to home, the Canadian Wildlife Federation estimated in 2011 that 140 million birds and small animals are killed by cats in Canada each year. If that number is right, if only half of those kills are made by cats, and half of them are wild, that amounts to 400 Canadian birds slain by pets every minute. Pet hens, by comparison, are positively benign. More forward-thinking Canadian cities are allowing urban chickens. My niece and her husband raised hens in suburban Victoria for several years, until they got too old to lay eggs. The chickens were great. Their young son loved them and so did close neighbours, who received a steady supply of fantastic free eggs. In the downtown area where I live, a neighbour up the street kept hens for a few years, with little static. Today, the city of Red Deer is ahead of the Alberta curve. Urban chickens are not yet permitted in either

Calgary or Edmonton. I expect that will soon change in both cities, as people become more aware of the positive rewardrisk balance. The willingness to give urban chickens a place in Red Deer reflects both a backward and forwardlooking stance. We owe much of our heritage and huge swaths of our wealth to farming. Despite a population approaching 100,000, Red Deer is still small enough that you can be travelling through farm land within a 10-minute drive from almost any part of the city. We’re still close to the land, and home-grown food is increasingly and properly prized. It helps turn the 100-mile diet into a 100-foot diet. So let the chicken plan roll forward for another 12 months. Chance are high that next March when policy is reviewed, few Red Deer residents will cackle that city council laid an egg. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Prisoner X and the gang who couldn’t shoot straight Ben Alon, Ben Allen and Benjamin Burroughs are dead. So is Benjamin Zygier, an Australian Zionist who moved to Israel in the 1990s and became an Israeli citizen. He then adopted the curious custom of flying back to Australia at fairly frequent intervals to change his name (Australia lets its citizens change their names once every 12 months). And every time, GWYNNE Zygier would DYER take out an Australian passport in his new name. The reason, it turns out, was that he had been recruited by Mossad, the Israeli external intelligence agency, to supply it with Australian passports for use in its foreign operations. So far, nothing new. Israel has been compelled at various times to apologize to the British, Canadian and Australian governments, among others, for using the passports of Israelis with dual citizenship in its various clandestine operations abroad. But then the Israeli government arrested Zygier and held him in solitary confinement until he committed suicide in his cell in late 2010.


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It has taken until now for the story to get out because Zygier’s imprisonment without trial was treated as a state secret. Even his jailers were not allowed to know the name of “Prisoner X” or the reason he was being held — and after his death the Israeli government went to extreme lengths to keep the whole affair secret, even threatening Israeli editors with fines or jail if they reported on it. What could he have known or done to merit such treatment? Maybe he had stumbled across some apocalyptic secret that would change everything if it got out. Maybe Israel doesn’t really have hundreds of nuclear weapons, or even any. Maybe all the Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian territory are just Potemkin villages. But it seems improbable, doesn’t it? The likely answer is that the Mossad hit team that murdered Palestinian leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai in January 2010 used one or more of Zygier’s passports, and he started to get cold feet. Especially since around the same time, the Australian Security Intelligence Organization woke up and had a little chat with him about his multiple name changes. So did Zygier just lose his nerve and confess the passport scam to the ASIO? That would annoy his Israeli employers but not so much that they would turn him into Prisoner X.

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The Australian government would complain through diplomatic channels, the Israeli government would solemnly promise not to do it again, and Mossad would just carry on as if nothing had happened. Israel regularly spies on the United States, its greatest ally, and then shamelessly lobbies Congress to get its convicted spies released, so it’s obviously not going to worry about offending the Australians. But what if the ASIO turned Zygier into a double agent, and pumped him for information on Israeli “black” operations? If he had real information about those operations and started passing it to the Australians, that would explain the great anger of the Israeli authorities and the extreme secrecy that surrounded his case. Whatever. The point is not Zygier’s personal tragedy, or even Israel’s misuse of the passports of its friends and allies in its black ops. It is rather that all this Boy’s Own cloak-and-dagger stuff is profoundly foolish. Or at least the dagger part is. When Mossad occupies itself in gathering intelligence and doing strategic analysis, it does good work. For example, it has been successful so far in its attempts to talk Binyamin Netanyahu’s government out of launching an extremely ill-advised attack on Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons ambitions. But Mossad’s assassination program is a long-running disaster.

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Sometimes it kills the wrong person, as when it murdered an innocent Moroccan waiter in Norway whom it mistook for one of those responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. But what enemy of Israel was deterred, what further attack on Israel was prevented, by Mossad’s success in hunting down and killing more than a dozen other people whom it suspected of being involved in that atrocity? When five Mossad agents, travelling on Canadian passports, poisoned Khaled Meshaal, then head of Hamas’s political bureau, in Amman in 1997, it nearly wrecked Jordan’s peace treaty with Israel, and in the end Israel had to come up with an antidote for the poison. Canada even withdrew its ambassador from Israel for a time. And when it murdered Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai three years ago, just three days after the first-ever visit by an Israeli cabinet minister to the United Arab Emirates, it put a promising detente between the two countries into the deep freeze indefinitely. The whole wig-and-fake-passport nonsense is worse than a distraction from Mossad’s real job. It is self-indulgent and counter-productive. And often, when innocent bystanders are killed in these operations, it is criminal. You know, like those U.S. drone strikes that kill innocent bystanders every month. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose column is published in 45 countries.

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Pipeline climate heats up The Americans have put Stephen Harper and his government on the hot seat. In an Ottawa speech the U.S. ambassador to Canada, David Jacobson, told the Harper government that it should “take the lead” on climate change to make it easier to export energy. At issue is U.S. approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, which for Canada is critical if oilsands oil is to find markets for growing output. Under the pipeline plan, oilsands oil from Canada would be piped to Texas, where much of it would be refined into higher value products for export to other countries. So far, the U.S. has held off approving the pipeline and the Harper government, the Alberta government and the oil industry are fearful the DAVID Obama administration will CRANE not approve it. After a recent meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in Washington, John Kerry, the new U.S. Secretary of State, would not comment except to say that there was an approval process that he intended to follow but “we hope that we will be in a position to make an announcement in the near-term.” Jacobson did not link his comments directly to the Keystone pipeline, but the assumption is that this was the intent. Clearly there was pressure on Canada to act on climate change rather than pursuing its current policy of looking to the U.S. to take the lead. “It is important that Canada take the lead in some of these things, that Canada be perceived as not just doing what they’re forced to do, but really taking the lead,” he said. The problem is that the Harper government has not wanted to take a lead on climate change. One interpretation is that if the Harper government were to change course and actually move ahead of the U.S. on climate change that this would make it easier for the Obama administration to approve the pipeline, which is strongly opposed by environmentalist who strongly supported Obama’s re-election. In his remarks. Jacobson said that greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands remain “a serious concern.” In his State of the Union speech, Obama made clear that climate change will be one of his priorities in his second term. “For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change,” he said. While accepting that no single event was necessarily a trend, nonetheless, 12 of the hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. “Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods . . . are all now more frequent and more intense,” Obama said. “We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy,


and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science . . . and act before it’s too late.” And he outlined four ways in which he will act. These include regulating carbon, doubling the level of electricity generated from renewables such as wind and solar, promoting alternatives to gasoline for vehicles, and cutting energy waste in half. He proposed using revenues from oil and gas to develop new technology “to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate carbon under the Clean Air Act. And Obama made it clear that if the U.S. Congress was not prepared to act, he would use is powers under the Clean Air Act to bring in measures. One approach would be to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases from coal-burning electric power plants.

Nonetheless, many of the things Obama would like to do will require congressional approval, which will be difficult given the bitter, partisan opposition from the Republican Party on just about anything Obama tries to do. The risk for the Republicans, however, is that they marginalize themselves politically as hopeless reactionaries beholden to the oil and coal industries. A number of factors are bringing the American public around to accepting that the science of climate change is real, including the disastrous Superstorm Sandy and publication of a new Climate Change Assessment form the Federal Advisory Committee, which shows a frightening impact on the U.S. Recent polling reportedly shows that 88 per cent of Americans say the U.S. should act to curb climate change even if there are economic costs. In the meantime, Obama has put the ball in Harper’s court. How badly does he want Keystone? Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

Sitting around and complaining about sitting around “So,” he’s saying on the phone, “I ing around all week with a sore knee, was wading near the coral reef and on account of various forms of deteriomy foot gets caught in some seaweed ration often associated with aging baby and so I start kicking and it boomers. won’t come off and then I Not sure why that would look down through the blue even remotely be related to water and I see that a sea Yours Truly on account of snake has wrapped itself I’m still waiting to mature around my ankle.” beyond the level of a conIt’s surprisingly clear fused teenager, and I generon the phone, considering ally feel just about as enthat my Rotten Kid, the son lightened and wise as I was one, is about 16 time zones when I was about 16 years away, on the other side of old, which is just about as the world. sad as it sounds. “It was one of those danAnd the thing is, the gerous water snakes they more I sit the more miserHARLEY have in the South Pacific. able it is and the more HAY But he finally let go and miserable I am, and that took off,” he says with a sort particular week, I had been of a relieved laugh. sitting at various desks alHe’s on another Survivormost constantly. style adventure, similar to the ones Except when I was driving. Which that took him to study lemurs in Madaof course, is sitting, on account of I gascar and rainforest birds and bugs haven’t found a way to stand up while in Ecuador. driving a car. This time it’s sea turtles in Vanuatu. Believe me, lately, I’ve tried. If Vanuatu sounds familiar, it may So I drive the Rotten Kid to the be because that’s where Season 45 airport to begin his journey of two (or maybe 55) of the popular reality days of sitting on various airplanes, show Survivor took place a few years which don’t bother his knees at all, back. and by the time I get back I’ve drivIt’s a small beautiful cluster of en all day, and when I arrive home, sun-baked, blue-water, snake-infestit takes me about 20 lame minutes ed islands in the general vicinity of (in both senses of the word) to limp Fiji. up to the house. You just go to New Zealand and Another few days at the computer hang a left and head out the middle and two jars of prescription ointment of the ocean, and it’s there somelater, I’m back in the ole Jeep cruisewhere. controlling down the QE2 on my way And the week he left in the middle back to the airport to pick up the other of January started a whole series of Rotten Kid (the daughter one), who events that had Yours Truly perpetuis home from university for Reading ally sitting and pathetically complainWeek, which is the Canadian version ing about sitting. of Spring Break, a U.S. college study It was a Friday and I’d been stumpweek where nobody reads or studies


either. It’s a midnight flight, which is further delayed on account of it’s snowing heavily at just about every faraway airport except the one at Vanuatu where the sea snakes attack your offspring. So by the time we get back home at 3:30 a.m., my pain level is at 400 on the scale of 1 to 10, and I would have been content to fall in the subzero snowbank and stay there if I hadn’t been so happy to have the other Rotten Kid home. Here’s the thing: I had to be back in Calgary the very next morning for a recording session with some old (very old) friends who miraculously, unlike YT, remember how to play their instruments, and so there I am again, a few hours later on the highway. A pocket full of ibuprofen and only a memory of what it was like to sleep and drive and walk without it being a royal pain in the … knee. “I shouldn’t be sitting so much,” I complain out loud to Gina the voice on my GPS unit mounted on my dash. “The more I sit, the worse it gets, and then when I try to walk, it gets even worse,” I complain. Gina is unsympathetic. “In 124 km, turn left,” she says in that cold British accent of hers. Those of you who are living with a pain — and I don’t mean a certain member of your family — can no doubt relate. I was getting to the point where I was ready to hit myself repeatedly in the head with a hammer just to get some relief from the lower extremities. The final straw in the haystack of tolerance for me was a Honda Civic. I drive my Rotten Kid’s sporty little car — I thought I’d get her a tank of

gas, but when I get back the old knee has locked up with an excruciating intensity that is clearly a protest against slumping in a cramped cockpit a few centimetres off the ground. I can’t get out of the stupid car. I almost have to phone somebody from inside the house to come and rescue me, but I finally manage to roll out face first onto the icy road. I notice that the neighbours are closing their blinds again. So I make an appointment and shamble up to Doc M’s office and he hauls out an Extra Large Scary Needle of Torture and says with massive understatement: “You’ll feel a little poke” and proceeds to “poke” this ominous and ugly thing right into the old knee cap. I didn’t get a bullet to bite on or anything, and I managed to keep the screaming to what I thought was a reasonable minimum, if I do say so myself. Thing is, I’m much better now, but apparently the injection was a type of steroid, so my plans to compete in the Olympics someday have been cruelly dashed, on account of they frown on performance-enhancing drugs. No worries, there’s always the Tour de France. But maybe I’ll start with something a little easier, like a walk around the block with Scamp the Deranged Shih Tzu. After all, he’s only blind and deaf and old — I might even be able to keep up this time. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

Questions behind desperate cries for help Part of my nature is to be inquisitive — my most common question being “Why?” In the position I am in at the kitchen, I find that my questioning brings me endless reasons to ask why. This week was no different. “I grew up with a couple of aunties and a grandma,” she started in response to my “Why?” “They used to beat me and treat me bad, especially when they were drinking, and then social services came and put me in a foster home.” CHRIS Before she carried on with SALOMONS her tale, my heart already was beginning to sink with a hated déjà vu moment, but I had to hear her out. “From the age of seven until I was 14, my foster dad sexually used and abused me. “Nobody listened when I told them he was doing that and now you know why I don’t trust anybody — I just put a phoney smile on my face and laugh a phoney laugh and make it look like I’m enjoying life; alcohol, drugs and all.” Of course I can’t quit at that point, so I asked her what she felt about the whole situation now that she


was about 22 or 24. “Like I was in the wrong and that I deserved it.” The statement came out of her mouth so fast, that I could sense that she actually did feel that way. “The suicide prevention people gave me a lot of help.” Whenever I speak with someone about a hurtful part of life, one of the ways that I feel tells me they are being truthful is that their voice loses all animation and becomes totally monotone, and that’s what was happening with this young lady. “Not a day goes by that I don’t think about suicide at least half a dozen times in that day.” It is usually after a comment like that that my brain kicks out of gear and I drift in neutral for a while, to collect my thoughts, and that’s not easy for me, because the information I have just received is so overwhelming. The “Whys” become “In heavens name, why?” Sometimes it makes me ashamed to be a man, especially when I hear and read about the numbers of incidents of abuse of children. So common are these stories now that they have solicited comments like, “Just another abuse,” or even “She probably led him on.” Gone is the feeling of horror at the news; about the same as the thousands of starving children throughout the world. For me, the questions just don’t stop.

Why does a man abuse a child who has been placed in his care? As a matter of fact, why does anyone placed in a position of trust so readily violate that trust? Being male, I am more than aware of influences that a man faces on a daily basis, and I’m as subject to wrongful influences as anyone, but thankfully the training I received from my parents and the community we lived in makes me pull myself up short when the thoughts in my head go too far, and I believe the majority of men are the same. But the thing all of society is guilty of is that we pay very little attention to the subtly desperate cries coming from the hearts of children who are calling out for help when they are being abused. This abuse is always very well hidden and done in secret or just out of view, and even more difficult to prove. But when a child is abused, they do give off subtle signs of their hurts, or in the above case not subtle at all. Then we just have to become wiser in being able to read, and respond to these signs. We all have to become involved, not just social services. I am not ignorant, and I know that many if not most of these incidents will fall through the cracks, but if we can detect and prevent just one such an event, we will have won a victory. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

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Sen. Mike Duffy will pay back Ottawa housing expenses BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Embattled Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy says he’ll pay back a housing allowance to which he admits he wasn’t entitled — a mistake he blamed Friday on vague and confusing Senate paperwork. After weeks of dodging pointed questions about his expenses, the former Parliament Hill journalist unexpectedly turned up on network television to deliver a stunning mea culpa: it was all, he said, the result of an innocent slip of the pen. “The Senate rules on housing allowances aren’t clear, and the forms are confusing,” Duffy said in a statement late Friday — timing often employed by governments looking to bury bad news. “I filled out the Senate forms in good faith and believed I was in compliance with the rules. Now it turns out I may have been mistaken.” Duffy is being audited along with fellow senators Pamela Wallin, Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau following questions about their housing expense claims. Duffy in particular has faced ques-


tions about $33,000 in living allowances he has claimed since 2010, despite also having a home in the Ottawa area. Critics have questioned whether his primary residence is indeed a cottage in Cavendish, P.E.I., as he has repeatedly stated. The allowances will be paid back, Duffy said. “Rather than let this issue drag on, my wife and I have decided that the allowance associated with my house in Ottawa will be repaid.” Asked Friday about Duffy’s apparent mea culpa, Sen. Marjory LeBreton, the government leader in the Senate, would only say that the audit would get to the bottom of the controversy. “We have committed to ensuring that all expenses are appropriate, that the rules governing expenses are appropriate and to report back to the public on these matters,” LeBreton said. “Sen. Duffy maintains a residence in Prince Edward Island and has deep

ties to the province.” The Constitution requires senators to reside in the provinces they are appointed to represent. Earlier this week, Duffy said he rents a home in Charlottetown during the winter — in addition to his house in Cavendish — so he can have quick-



Bernard Valcourt named new Aboriginal Affairs minister BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

er access to care in case of a medical emergency. He said Canadians know him as an “honest man” who wouldn’t cheat on his expenses. In his statement Friday, he took pains to sing P.E.I.’s praises and to insist he’s qualified to represent the province in the Senate. “I was born here, I was raised here, I own a house here, I pay property taxes here, and most important, my heart is here,” he said.




ter Valcourt will work with the First Nation leadership directly to advance priority areas to achieve transformative change for our peoples.” Valcourt appeared to promise as much.


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BY DUANE MCCARTNEY AND DEBBIE OLSEN SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Baja California is a land of contrasts. With beautiful ocean beaches, arid desert landscapes, manicured golf courses, craggy mountains, magnificent resorts and wild frontiers, it is definitely a place to put on your bucket list of destinations to visit. Last spring, Duane and Joan McCartney of Lacombe explored the tip of the Baja peninsula and highly recommend it as a place to visit. Located in northwestern Mexico, the Baja Peninsula is a rocky land mass that stretches more than 1,200 km and separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California. Although it is not part of mainland Mexico, you can definitely feel the Mexican charm in the communities that occupy the peninsula between Tijuana, Mexico, at the northern end and Cabo San Lucas on the southernmost tip. One of the appealing features of this part of Mexico is its unique landscape. The desert landscape rises from both the east and west coast to a forest of cacti, elephant trees and spindly ocotillo bushes. On the high mountain tops where rainfall is plentiful, evergreen trees can be found. The Baja is barren in places and resembles the true “Wild West,” but it also has exclusive country clubs, great restaurants, plenty of water sports and great sunshine. There was a time when Cabo San Lucas, or “Cabo” as it is known to locals, was a sleepy fishing village and an exclusive haven for wealthy deep sea sport fishermen and Hollywood movie stars like Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Ava Gardner.

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Clockwise from top: Sunset boat cruise at Cabo; the main beach area outside our hotel; endless tracks in the sand just outside our hotel in Cabo; downtown Cabo marina. Photos by DUANE McCARTNEY/ Freelance

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Lawsuits start to spring up in cruise ship case BUT CARNIVAL ALREADY HAS ADVANTAGE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Lawsuits are already filed in this month’s disastrous Triumph cruise ship voyage, but the legal deck is stacked in parent company Carnival’s favour, mainly because of the restrictive terms of vacationers’ tickets, governing who can sue and where. Cases involving the Triumph — which was disabled Feb. 10 by an engine fire that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf of Mexico — and other Carnival Cruise Lines ships must be filed in South Florida federal courts, near the company’s Miami headquarters. The ship left from Galveston, Texas, for Mexico and eventually was towed to port in Mobile, Ala., after the fire. Passengers travelled from around the country for the trip. Maritime law experts said Thursday that passengers could win despite the limitations if they can show that the cruise line was negligent in letting the ship sail despite past engine problems and that their mental suffering was so severe they had to seek medical or psychological care. “I think there is a good case of liability against Carnival. The issue really comes down to the damages,” said Robert Peltz, a maritime lawyer not involved in any Triumph-related cases. Still, other attorneys cautioned it won’t be easy because of the way Carnival and others craft their cruise tickets — which are considered legally bind-

ing contracts often running several pages of fine print. “If the ship breaks down, consumers are dependent on the goodwill of the cruise lines, which drafted iron-tight terms and conditions which protect them from virtually all bad experiences,” said Jim Walker, a Miami maritime attorney and author of a blog called Three passenger lawsuits were filed as of Thursday, one seeking class-action status for more than 3,000 passengers aboard the Triumph when the engine fire cut off all power and left them at sea for five days. Passengers say they endured terrible conditions on board, including food shortages, raw sewage running in corridors and tent cities for sleeping on deck. The lawsuit filed by passengers Matt and Melissa Crusan of Oklahoma says they “were fearful for their lives” aboard the 14-story ship. They said they and other passengers suffered nausea, headaches, insomnia and nightmares, made worse by Carnival’s decision to tow the Triumph to Mobile rather than to a closer port in Mexico. “This decision was motivated solely by financial gain and Carnival’s convenience,” says the lawsuit, filed by Miami attorney Michael Winkleman. The Carnival tickets for the Triumph cruise include a clause stating that class-action lawsuits cannot be filed against the company. But the Crusans’ lawsuit argues that the clause should be ignored because Carnival was negligent in letting the ship sail despite incidents in January that affected Triumph’s

engines and propulsion. The other two lawsuits filed so far make similar claims but seek to represent individual passengers, both from Texas. Carnival spokeswoman Joyce Oliva said Thursday in an email that the company does not comment on pending litigation. But she confirmed that Carnival did not require Triumph passengers to sign lawsuit waivers once in Mobile in exchange for refunds, a future cruise credit, reimbursement for some shipboard expenses and $500 per person. Those benefits would likely be deducted from any damages an individual passenger wins in a lawsuit. Maritime lawyers said there are three main legal hurdles passengers in a class-action case must clear: ● A judge must decide the validity of Carnival’s class action waiver on its tickets. Courts typically uphold the terms of cruise line tickets, but not always. ● Whether a class action is proper at all, given that injuries or illnesses are not the same for each person. ● Whether, under maritime law, the passengers were legitimately concerned about being physically harmed and whether they had some physical signs of emotional distress. An extreme example would be a stress-related heart attack, but also could include psychological counselling. Ultimately, Carnival could simply choose to settle the Triumph lawsuits. If the cruise line fails to get the lawsuits dismissed on based on its ticket restrictions or other grounds, most attorneys say that’s the likely outcome.


BAJA: Much to explore But Cabo is quickly becoming one of the world’s hottest vacation destinations with multimillion-dollar villas and five-star resorts lining its beautiful beaches. From January through March, the migrating grey and humpback whales visit Los Cabos to breed and calve creating one of Baja’s most impressive spectacles. Medano beach is the bustling heart of Cabo and is lined with fancy hotels, beach bars and excellent restaurants. At the marina, you can find fishing charter boats that will take you deep sea fishing or whale watching. The area is noted as the Marlin Capital of the World. There is much to explore in this region of Mexico and the McCartneys enjoyed several tours during their time in the area. A half-day dinner cruise that included whale watching, a scuba diving excursion to Arch Rock, and a full day mini-bus tour of the surrounding region were all excellent excursions for the couple. They particularly enjoyed visiting the two main towns near the southern tip — San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas. Located 33 km apart, the two communities couldn’t be more different. Cabo San Lucas is the larger of the two and resembles a U.S. beach resort town, while San Jose del Cabo remains a traditional Mexican small town with colourful cottages fronting narrow tree-lined streets. “San Jose has a major art scene with many high end art galleries, interesting shops and excellent cafes,” explained Joan. “One evening we joined an evening art walk in San Jose and were unexpectedly invited to tour one of the artist’s homes. Exploring Frank Arnold’s gallery and private home proved to be a real highlight of our trip.” Getting around can sometimes be a real challenge in this part of Mexico and the McCartneys did face some challenges. “We wanted to be able to venture out and see the country and we really debated about renting a car, but we had concerns about insurance and were nervous about the hassles that could come up if we were in an accident or got lost,” said Duane. “In the end, we decided to forgo the hassles and explore on a small organized tour.” Rancho Tours took the pair on a one-day trip around the southern coast where they visited La Paz and another resort town up the coast as well as Todos Santos home of Hotel California made famous by the Eagles singing group. Todos Santos is an artistic community on the Pacific side that is an hour north

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A favourite spot to spend the afternoon on a secluded beach just outside the main harbor at Cabo. of Los Cabos. La Paz, the capital of Baja Sur, is an easy going marine port skirted by beautiful white sandy beaches. “It was an excellent trip and definitely the way to go” said Joan. “We were with one other couple in a minivan and our tour guide was a walking encyclopedia of the history and culture of the area.” After travelling with the tour guide, the McCartneys then took the local bus back to San Jose del Cabo to visit more of the art galleries. “It got really hairy trying to figure out which bus to take to get back to our hotel in Cabo,” said Joan. “But afterwards we realized that all the buses that stopped at the bus stop ended up in Cabo.” The McCartneys found the Baja peninsula to be an excellent vacation destination that has a multitude of adventures to enjoy. Their short stay didn’t allow them to see quite everything the destination has to offer, but enough to know that it is a destination worth returning to.

If you go ● There are direct flights into San Jose del Cabo airport from either Calgary or Edmonton several times per week with Westjet, Air Canada, Sunwing airlines, and Sunquest Vacations. For a short stay of one to two weeks, it is often cheaper to book an all-inclusive air and hotel package through a tour operator. ● Visitors should be aware that some beaches in Los Cabos can be steep with strong currents and riptides and many resorts front beaches that are not swimmable. This is particularly true of resorts on the Pacific side of the peninsula. Beaches on the gulf side tend to be safer for swimming, but it is often only a short walk or taxi ride to reach a swimmable beach if you are staying at an accommodation that fronts a beach where swimming is not recommended. ● The McCartneys stayed at Villa del Palmar (, but they also recommend the Cabo Villas

( for those looking for a high end accommodation. ● The scuba diving excursion was booked through Cabo Adventures ( and the whale watching and sunset cruise was with Cabo Escape ( Rancho Tours ( was used for the day tour by bus. A full-day bus tour cost about $80 per person, including dinner. ● A favourite dining spot for the McCartneys was Mi Casa restaurant, which is located across from the main down town plaza in Cabo San Lucas. The restaurant serves many traditional Mexican specialities.

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Voluntourism in Central Alberta: Faith, Hope, charity A REFUGE AT BEAR VALLEY HORSE RESCUE BY CAROL PATTERSON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE “Here’s a heavier winter blanket and this one has a fly mask,” Hope explained, as we unloaded horse blankets at Bear Valley Horse Rescue, south of Sundre. “My horses lived to 26 and 38 and they needed thick blankets. Now they are gone and I would like the blankets to keep another horse warm.” Looking around, I could see several horses that could use the blankets. Created out of the generosity of Kathy and Mike Bartley, Bear Valley Horse Rescue helps horses that have run out of options: seniors, who have to give up their farms and their horses, people facing financial hardship or good horses that have lost their families. “This guy is blind and partially deaf,” Kathy says, pointing to a mahogany-coloured gelding. “We bought him at an auction because he was destined for the packers. You can tell he has been well-trained and was probably somebody’s horse at one time.” Now he lives at Bear Valley, where no one knows his story but people care about his future. Bear Valley is home to several pigs and goats, and around 130 horses. Last year, 72 horses found new homes. Some go to experienced riders willing to train a green horse. Those looking for more riding and less training snap up well-broke horses quickly. Around 30 horses have gone into the tourism industry, working as trail horses for Timberline Tours in Lake Louise. “They sent us a picture of one pack line and it was all horses from Bear Valley,” Kathy says with a smile, her pride at finding a second chance for these horses clear on her face. Support from the community is extremely important to keeping the rescue open. “We got $40,000 in hay donated last year; when the farrier comes, he stays for three days,” Kathy says. Covering the bills is a challenging proposition.

People who cannot adopt a horse can sponsor one for $600 year. “My lifestyle does not allow me to own a horse anymore,” Hope mused, “but I would love to sponsor one of these.” As we walked through the herd, curious horses came to shake us down for treats. Kathy told us a little bit about each horse. “This one is called Faith,” Kathy said as a handsome buckskin rubbed her head against Hope’s hand, closing the deal for sponsorship. Laughed Hope, “I think this is the horse for me. After all Faith goes with Hope. And charity is part of it too!” If you would like to learn more, try voluntourism close to home. Instead of flying overseas to help out, spend the afternoon grooming horses at Bear Valley. There is no jet lag and it’s a great chance for young people to connect with horses without the cash outlay. Visit to make arrangements. Carol Patterson helps businesses and people reinvent themselves through adventure. When she isn’t travelling for work, Carol is travelling for fun. More of her adventures can be found at


Above: Hope Bishop sponsors Faith until she finds a permanent home. Below: Goats and rabbits also make their way to Bear Valley Rescue.

Iceland’s winter snorkeling chills the body and warms the heart THINGVELLIR, Iceland — The air above the Silfra rift was freezing and the water in it was only a couple degrees higher, just warm enough to be liquid. Going under was a small shock to the skin — but stunning to the eyes. The weak light of a greyish Icelandic winter day transformed into an intense glow of blues and greens, offset by brown and golden sand and rocks. From above, Silfra is just a dull ditch between dark chunks of lava; from below, an extravagant, eerie maze. If the sights don’t take up all available brain cells, a snorkeler or diver can also wonder at how he is, with a bit of poetic license, swimming between two continents. Silfra lies in Thingvellir, a broad valley about a 45-minute drive from the capital Reykjavik that was formed as the European and North

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HALL SUSPENDED The NHL suspended forward Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers two games without pay Friday for kneeing Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck. Hall received a fiveminute major and game misconduct for kneeing Clutterbuck Thursday night. Hall subsequently had a hearing with the National Hockey League Department of Player Safety on Friday. Hall will forfeit US$9,729.72 in salary. He will miss Edmonton’s games Saturday against Phoenix and Monday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. Hall will be eligible to return to Edmonton’s lineup Thursday when the Oilers face the Dallas Stars.

Today ● College volleyball: ACAC women’s championship at RDC, games at 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m. ● Tennis: Indoor junior provincials, Red Deer Tennis Club. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Canucks at Red Deer Northstar, 11:30 a.m., Arena. ● Major bantam female hockey: Calgary Outlaws at Red Deer, 2:15 p.m., Kin City B. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer TBS at Sylvan Lake, first game of bestof-three South Central League North quarterfinal, 5:30 p.m. ● Senior AAA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Bentley, third game of bestof-seven provincial semifinal, 7 p.m. ● WHL: Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer, first game of best-of-seven North semifinal, 8 p.m., Arena; Mountainview at Three Hills, third game of bestof-three North survivor series, if necessary, 8 p.m. ● ▲Midget AA hockey: Wheatland at Lacombe, first game of best-ofthree South Central League North quarterfinal, 8:15 p.m.

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Rebels 2 Hurricanes 0 LETHBRIDGE — All too often, a coach will find at least a few faults with his club despite a positive result. Red Deer Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter had virtually no problem with his team’s performance in a 2-0 Western Hockey League victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes Friday. “We played a very good road game, we were good in a lot of areas,” said Sutter. “Overall, our guys played a solid game “We allowed them to gain some momentum in the second period when we had to kill three penalties, but other than that we earned a big two points

On the road with a big win on the road. We did a lot of good things tonight.” The Rebels scored the only goal they would need when Dominik Volek converted passes

from Rhyse Dieno and Haydn Fleury during a Red Deer power play midway through the first period. The Hurricanes pulled netminder Ty Rimmer late in the contest and Rebels captain Turner Elson potted an empty-net goal with one second remaining before 4,758 fans at the Enmax Centre. Red Deer netminder Patrik Bartosak was stellar, making 32 saves for his third shutout of the season. Rimmer stopped 28 shots at the other end. “Patty was solid. They threw a lot of pucks at our net but we were also very good defensively,” said Sutter. “He didn’t have to make any outstanding saves, he was just there when we needed him to be. We had a lot

of guys who helped out defensively and we were very good in that part of the game. “Defensively, we were solid.” The victory allowed the Rebels to remain tied with the Prince Albert Raiders - who dropped a 6-5 decision to the host Calgary Hitmen Friday for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Rebels host the Raiders tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrium. The Rebels will be adorned with throwback jerseys worn by Sutter and the Red Deer Rustlers during their Centennial Cup championship season of 1979-80. Red Deer will conclude a busy weekend with a Sunday evening game versus the host Medicine Hat Tigers.


Queens advance BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 3 Clippers 2 The RDC Queens knew heading into their opening match of the Alberta Colleges Women’s Volleyball League championships they weren’t going to have an easy time. They were facing the Briercrest Bible College Clippers, a team they hosted less than a month ago when both matches went the distance. So when Friday’s quarter-final went five no one was surprised. “They’re tough, they have a different style and hit everything and are good servers,” said Queens veteran power hitter Brooke Sutter. “But we pulled together when we needed to and pulled it out in five. When we needed to get the points in the end we did, but hopefully we don’t wait so long tomorrow.” The Queens won 25-23, 21-25, 25-19, 1525, 15-6 and advanced into the semifinals against the NAIT Ooks, who downed the Medicine Hat Rattlers 25-20, 25-16, 24-26, 15-25, 19-17. On the other side, the Lakeland College Rustlers edged the Grande Prairie Wolves 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 21-25, 15-6 and the Grant MacEwan University Griffins stopped the Olds Broncos 25-17, 25-20, 23-25, 25-20. The Eagles didn’t help themselves in the fifth set as they missed three serves and hit three other balls out of bounds. “They get back and some of those servers were tough, the only hope we had was that they’d miss,” said Queens head coach Talbot Walton. “Their margin of error was small and they’d either score a bunch of points or they’d miss like in the fifth set. That was a big difference.” The Queens also didn’t have a significant letdown in the final set, unlike the second and fourth sets. They trailed 11-1 in the second set and while they narrowed the gap to 21-17 couldn’t come back all the way. In the fourth set they never did get on a real roll.

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Red Deer College Queen Leanne Price blocks a shot by the Briercrest College Clippers during game three of their match at the Provincial championships at Red Deer College on Friday. “The first match always seems to be tough,” said Sutter. “I know even last year it was a relief to get into the second round. You have to play through it.” Walton believed the Queens couldn’t have faced a tougher opening round opponent. “They are one of the best eighth seeded teams I’ve seen,” he said. “If they could have had a bit better first half of the season they would have been a higher seed. Unfortunately for them they faced us (today) and we came through and it takes one of the top teams out.” One thing Walton did like was what he saw from his team in the final set. “I think sometimes our fitness takes over, but really I’m not sure what happens. Possibly we even relaxed a bit as we knew we had to win this one set or we were out.” Sutter liked the fact they were playing at home. “We did have some nerves early, but we know this gym and it seems to work out for us.” Sutter finished with 14 kills, three aces, 14 digs and two stuff blocks while Shelby Bramall had eight kills, Karissa Kuhr six

kills, eight digs, four blocks and two aces. Amber Adolf, who was named the ACAC rookie of the year at Thursday’s banquet, came off the bench and was solid with eight kills, 11 digs and two blocks. Leanne Price added five blocks and libero Maddi Quinn had 17 digs. Mikayla Reinhardt had 14 kills and eight digs for the Clippers while Elly Wendel added 10 kills, two aces and 10 digs. The Broncos came into the championship as underdogs as they are only in their first season in the ACAC. “This was all we could ask for to have the team come out and compete and that’s what they did today,” said Broncos head coach Chris Wandler. “I’m proud of the group, they’ve come a long way since the beginning of the season and to come here and compete with the best is an accomplishment for sure.” Still Wandler wanted to win. “We had some opportunities to put sets away, but didn’t do that, but we only had two girls with playoff experience. Now we multiplied that by 10 fold.”

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Familiar faces in the mix at Scotties BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KINGSTON, Ont. — The final weekend will have a familiar feel to it at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts. The big guns are back and one of the best young skips in the country will join them in the battle for the national women’s curling championship. Manitoba’s Jennifer Jones, defending champion Heather Nedohin and B.C.’s Kelly Scott will be in the mix Saturday after solid performances in the round robin. They’ll be joined by Ontario’s Rachel Homan, who has been buoyed all week by the pro-Ontario crowd at the K-Rock Centre. Jones (11-0) and Homan (10-1) have secured the first two seeds and will play in the Page playoff 1-2 game. The winner will advance straight to Sunday’s goldmedal final. Nedohin (7-4) and Scott (8-3) will meet in the 3-4 playoff game. Saskatchewan’s Jill Shumay (6-5) had a slim chance of qualifying for a tiebreaker but that was dashed in an 8-4 loss to Jones in the final draw. This appears to be Jones’ tournament to lose. The fourtime champion is the first skip since British Columbia’s Linda Moore to post a perfect roundrobin record since Moore went 10-0 in 1985 before winning the final in Winnipeg. Jones recorded her 100th career Scotties victory Friday afternoon with a 7-6 win over New Brunswick.


Team Canada skip Heather Nedohin reacts to her shot during draw sixteen curling action against the Northwest Territories at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts Friday, in Kingston, Ont. “Having momentum is really what sport is all about, it’s getting on a bit of a roll,” Jones said. “And right now we’re on a bit of a roll.” The top skips were not providing any bulletin-board material and have been quick to sing the praises of the others. Scott, who reached the key sevenwin mark Friday morning, said Jones and Homan deserve to be in the 1-2 matchup. “They call hack weight, they throw hack weight. They call

draw weight, they nail it,” she said. “It’s going to be a good battle if we get the chance to play either of those teams there.” The winner of the 3-4 game will qualify for the semifinal Sunday morning. The semifinal winner advances to the goldmedal game while the loser will play for bronze against the loser of the 3-4 contest. Nedohin started strong in the round robin but struggled heading into the weekend. She dropped a 10-8 decision to Ker-

ry Galusha of the Northwest Territories on Friday afternoon before losing 6-5 to Homan in a tightly contested final match. “We’re a team that rebounds very well,” Nedohin said. “You’ve got to handle some hiccups I guess you could say along the way. I’d look at our record last year (7-4). I’d say we did pretty well with the losses that we had.” Nedohin defeated Jones 6-5 in an extra end in last year’s semifinal. A measurement of stones was required to declare the winner. Nedohin then beat Scott 7-6 for the gold medal. Elsewhere in the late draw, Scott beat Quebec 9-5, and Nova Scotia cruised past Alberta 6-2. There are several interesting storylines heading into the final weekend. Scott and Jones are hoping for bigger things after coming up painfully short last year. Nedohin is eager to prove the 2012 win was no fluke. And Homan wants to take the next step after settling for fourth place in her only other appearance in 2011. “You can step on the ice four times and get four different results,” Scott said of the top rinks. “You know when you play those teams that you have to be on and sharp and look for not leaving them any big shots for multiple points.” Jones outclassed Homan in their round-robin game Thursday morning, a 9-7 Manitoba win.




Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Hockey WHL Early standings EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF dx-Edmonton 61 43 13 2 3 233 d-Saskatoon 61 37 21 0 3 228 Calgary 61 40 17 1 3 219 Prince Albert 61 33 22 2 4 199 Red Deer 61 33 22 4 2 174 Medicine Hat 62 31 28 2 1 210 Swift Current 61 28 26 3 4 173 Kootenay 60 29 29 2 0 165 Lethbridge 61 25 27 2 7 185 Moose Jaw 61 21 31 3 6 156 Regina 62 21 34 3 4 159 Brandon 62 21 36 3 2 166

dx-Portland dx-Kelowna x-Kamloops Tri-City Spokane Victoria Seattle Everett P. George Vancouver

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W LOTLSOL GF 61 49 9 1 2 280 61 42 15 3 1 258 61 40 16 2 3 220 59 34 22 1 2 198 60 34 24 2 0 220 59 32 22 1 4 189 60 21 32 6 1 173 60 21 34 1 4 140 60 18 34 2 6 151 61 15 44 2 0 165 d — Division leader. x — Clinched playoff berth.

GA 124 181 166 194 174 209 172 182 202 213 226 252

Pt 91 77 84 72 72 65 63 60 59 51 49 47

GA Pt 138 101 156 88 163 85 179 71 198 70 196 69 238 49 218 47 220 44 261 32

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. Friday’s results Medicine Hat 2 Swift Current 1 (SO) Moose Jaw 4 Regina 3 Saskatoon 7 Brandon 4 Calgary 6 Prince Albert 5 (SO) Red Deer 2 Lethbridge 0 Portland 6 at Prince George 2 Spokane 6 Edmonton 4 Tri-City 6 Everett 2 Kelowna 8 Victoria 3 Kamloops at Vancouver Saturday’s games Saskatoon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Calgary at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Everett at Seattle, 6:05 p.m. Swift Current at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Prince Albert at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Prince George, 7 p.m. Kamloops at Spokane, 7:05 p.m. Edmonton at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Kelowna at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Seattle at Vancouver, 2 p.m. Kootenay at Lethbridge, 6 p.m. Red Deer at Medicine Hat, 6 p.m. Brandon at Swift Current, 7 p.m. SUMMARIES FRIDAY Rebels 2, Hurricanes 0 First Period 1. Red Deer, Volek 9 (Dieno, Fleury) 10:03 (pp) Penalties — Leverton Leth (too many men) 8:41, Simpson Leth (tripping) 15:26, Volek RD (interference) 18:21. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Duke Leth (high-sticking) 1:35, Maxwell RD (holding) 3:01, Fafard RD (checking from behind) 7:21, Stockl RD (tripping) 11:13. Third Period 2. Red Deer, Elson 20, 19:59 (en) Penalty — Hamilton RD (tripping) 4:45. Shots on goal by Red Deer 17 5 8 — 30 Lethbridge 9 12 11 — 32 Goal — Red Deer: Bartosak (W,27-12-4); Lethbridge: Rimmer (L,22-24-9). Power plays (goals-chances) — Medicine Hat: 1-3; Lethbridge: 0-5. Blades 7, Wheat Kings 4 First Period 1. Saskatoon, Stransky 34 (Walker, Valcourt) 4:10 2. Saskatoon, Dietz 18 (McColgan, Thrower) 12:30 3. Saskatoon, Stransky 35 (Walker, Pufahl) 13:43 (pp) 4. Saskatoon, Stransky 36 (Valcourt, Thrower) 18:38 Penalties — Stovin Sktn (interference) 4:38, Walters Bdn (checking to the head major, game misconduct), Siemens Sktn (roughing) 10:34, Swyripa Bdn (cross-checking) 13:05, Hawryluk Bdn (tripping) 19:11. Second Period 5. Brandon, Robinson 12, 0:34 (sh)

Curling 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts At Kingston, Ont. Standings Friday following draw 17 of the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, the Canadian women’s curling championship, to be held through Sunday at the K-Rock Centre (all times Eastern): Province (Skip) W L x-Manitoba (J.Jones) 11 0 x-Ontario (Homan) 10 1 x-B.C. (Scott) 8 3 x-Canada (Nedohin) 7 4 Saskatchewan (Shumay) 6 5 New Brunswick (Crawford) 6 5 Nova Scotia (Arsenault) 5 6 P.E.I. (Birt) 5 6 Quebec (Ross) 3 8 NWT/Yukon (Galusha) 2 9 N.L. (S.Devereaux) 2 9 Alberta (K.Moore) 1 10 x — clinched playoff berth. Friday’s results Draw 15 British Columbia 9 NWT/Yukon 7 New Brunswick 8 Nova Scotia 6 Newfoundland & Labrador 8 Quebec 7 (extra end) Prince Edward Island 8 Alberta 4 Draw 16 Manitoba 7 New Brunswick 6 Ontario 10 Prince Edward Island 2 Saskatchewan 8 Newfoundland & Labrador 7 NWT/Yukon 10 Canada 8 Draw 17 Ontario 6 Canada 5 Nova Scotia 6 Alberta 2 British Columbia 9 Quebec 5 Manitoba 8 Saskatchewan 4 End of Round Robin

6. Saskatoon, Dietz 19, 11:55 (sh) 7. Brandon, Roy 14 (Cooper) 12:50 (pp) 8. Brandon, Meilleur 10 (Buonassisi, Robinson) 14:53 Penalties — Robinson Bdn (hooking) 3:05, Graham Sktn (high- sticking) 11:27. Third Period 9. Saskatoon, Walker 24 (Stransky) 8:19 10. Brandon, Cooper 8 (Pulock, Yaworski) 8:47 11. Saskatoon, Nicholls 40 (McColgan) 19:33 (en) Penalties — None. Shots on goal by Brandon 9 12 8 — 29 Saskatoon 16 8 20 — 44 Goal (shots-saves) — Brandon: Honey (16-12), Boes (L,11-21-2)(18:38 first, 27-25). Saskatoon: Makarov (W,31-16-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Brandon: 1-2; Saskatoon: 1-4. Warriors 4, Pats 3 First Period 1. Moose Jaw, Point 15 (Brown, Rielly) 13:39 (pp) Penalties — Whelan Reg (charging) 13:02, Fioretti MJ (holding) 19:55. Second Period 2. Moose Jaw, Fioretti 29 (Point, Eberle) 3:00 3. Moose Jaw, Wyton 5 (Uhrich, Potomak) 8:09 4. Regina, Christoffer 8 (Stevenson) 15:01 Penalty — Wyton MJ (checking from behind) 17:03. Third Period 5. Regina, Stevenson 15 (Ouellette) 1:59 6. Moose Jaw, Rielly 12 (Eberle, Point) 6:31 7. Regina, Klimchuk 31 (Stephenson, Scheidl) 12:03 Penalties — Uhrich MJ (tripping) 7:45, Johnson MJ (tripping) 14:28. Regina 7 7 7 — 21 Moose Jaw 8 11 9 — 28 Goal — Regina: Hewitt (L,14-23-6); Moose Jaw: Paulic (W,17-19-7). Power plays (goals-chances) — Regina: 0-4; Moose Jaw: 1-1. Tigers 2, Broncos 1 (SO) First Period 1. Swift Current, Lowry 40 (Nedomlel, Scarlett) 8:56 (pp) Penalties — Lewington MH, Lowry SC (roughing) 5:26, Jensen MH (delay of game) 8:10, Ryckman MH (holding) 11:38, Bews SC (tripping) 15:30. Second Period 2. Medicine Hat, McVeigh 16 (Stanton, Cox) 4:43 (pp) Penalties — LeSann SC (crosSChecking) 2:50, Lewington MH, LeSann SC (fighting) 13:24, Pearce MH (roughing) 15:43, Black SC (roughing) 15:43, Cave SC (interference) 16:24. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Hodder MH (high-sticking) 6:43. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Medicine Hat wins 2-1 Medicine Hat (2) — Shinkaruk, miss; Valk, goal; Pearce, miss; Koules, goal. Swift Current (1) — Lowry, goal; Black, miss; Merkley, miss; Bews, miss. Medicine Hat 13 16 10 1 — 40 Swift Current 11 5 10 3 — 29 Goal — Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W,12-10-1); Swift Current: Laurikainen (SOL,22-20-6). Power plays (goals-chances) — Medicine Hat: 1-3; Swift Current: 1-3. NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OL GF d-Montreal 17 11 4 2 49 d-New Jersey 17 10 3 4 45 d-Carolina 15 8 6 1 44 Pittsburgh 18 12 6 0 60 Boston 14 10 2 2 41 Toronto 18 11 7 0 51 Ottawa 18 10 6 2 43 N.Y. Rangers 16 8 6 2 41 Tampa Bay 16 8 7 1 61 Philadelphia 19 8 10 1 53 Winnipeg 16 7 8 1 41 N.Y. Islanders 17 7 9 1 50 Florida 17 5 8 4 41 Buffalo 18 6 11 1 48 Washington 16 5 10 1 43

GA 39 40 44 45 33 41 34 41 51 59 50 60 61 59 56

Pt 24 24 17 24 22 22 22 18 17 17 15 15 14 13 11

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OL GF d-Chicago 17 14 0 3 57 d-Anaheim 15 12 2 1 53 d-Vancouver 17 10 3 4 49 Nashville 18 8 5 5 39 St. Louis 17 9 6 2 53 San Jose 16 8 5 3 40 Phoenix 16 8 6 2 44

GA 35 39 40 39 51 36 41

Pt 31 25 24 21 20 19 18

Minnesota Dallas Detroit Los Angeles Colorado Edmonton Calgary Columbus

16 17 17 15 15 17 14 17

8 6 8 8 7 7 7 6 7 7 6 8 5 6 5 10

2 1 3 2 1 3 3 2

36 44 45 36 38 38 39 39

39 47 51 38 43 47 51 53

18 17 17 16 15 15 13 12

d — division leader.

GB — 1 4 1/2 10 11

Southeast Division W L Pct 38 14 .731 30 23 .566 16 37 .302 15 40 .273 13 42 .236

GB — 8 1/2 22 1/2 24 1/2 26 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 34 21 .618 32 23 .582 26 27 .491 22 35 .386 17 37 .315

GB — 2 7 13 16 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 44 12 .786 Memphis 36 18 .667 Houston 31 26 .544 Dallas 25 29 .463 New Orleans 19 37 .339

GB — 7 13 1/2 18 25

Northwest Division W L Pct 40 15 .727 34 22 .607 31 24 .564 25 29 .463 20 32 .385

GB — 6 1/2 9 14 1/2 18 1/2

Miami Atlanta Washington Orlando Charlotte

Indiana Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

Oklahoma City Denver Utah Portland Minnesota


Note: division leaders are ranked in the top three positions regardless of point total; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OL (other loss) column. Today’s games New Jersey at Washington, 10 a.m.. Winnipeg at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 1:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 2 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 5 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 5 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 5 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 6 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Calgary, 8 p.m. Sunday’s games Boston at Florida, 1 p.m. Vancouver at Detroit, 3 p.m. Winnipeg at New Jersey, 3 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 5 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 6 p.m. SUMMARIES FRIDAY Penguins 3, Panthers 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Huberdeau Fla (holding) 8:46, Fleury Pgh (tripping) 11:53, Mueller Fla (tripping) 16:24. Second Period 1. Florida, Weaver 1 (Campbell) 8:25 2. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 7 (Neal, Malkin) 10:41 (pp) Penalty — Smithson Fla (hooking) 9:23. Third Period 3. Pittsburgh, Niskanen 3 (Letang) 7:49 4. Pittsburgh, Jeffrey 1 (Cooke, Kennedy) 15:15 Penalties — Kennedy Pgh (slashing) 1:15, Kopecky Fla (slashing) 5:25. Shots on goal by Florida 3 10 10 — 23 Pittsburgh 12 15 13 — 40 Goal — Florida: Markstrom (L,0-1-0); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,9-3-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Florida: 0-2; Pittsburgh: 1-4. Canucks 1, Predators 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Fisher Nash (slashing) 10:40, H.Sedin Vcr (holding stick) 14:25. Second Period No Scoring. Penalty — Yip Nash (interference) 7:30. Third Period 1. Vancouver, Weise 1 (Lapierre, Hamhuis) 9:14 Penalty — Burrows Vcr (slashing) 17:47. Vancouver 3 9 12 — 24 Nashville 13 5 5 — 23 Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (W,5-0-3); Nashville: Rinne (L,7-4-4). Power plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 0-2; Nashville: 0-2. Blackhawks 2, Sharks 1 First Period 1. San Jose, Marleau 11 (Thornton, Pavelski) 19:45 Penalties — None. Second Period 2. Chicago, V.Stalberg 4 (Kane, Oduya) 16:40 Penalties — Handzus SJ (hooking) 1:53, Galiardi SJ (boarding) 9:53, Bolland Chi (hooking) 13:58, Rozsival Chi (holding) 18:07. Third Period 3. Chicago, Saad 3 (Rozsival, Keith) 2:24 (sh) Penalties — Seabrook Chi (tripping) 0:27, Bickell Chi (interference) 5:21, Clowe SJ (roughing, game misconduct), Shaw Chi (boarding) 19:51. San Jose 8 6 13 — 27 Chicago 11 10 13 — 34 Goal — San Jose: Niemi (L,7-3-3); Chicago: Emery (W,7-0-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — San Jose: 0-4; Chicago: 0-2.

Basketball NBA Early standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct New York 32 20 .615 Brooklyn 33 23 .589 Boston 29 26 .527 Philadelphia 22 30 .423 Toronto 23 33 .411

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

Pacific Division W L Pct 39 18 .684 31 23 .574 26 29 .473 19 37 .339 18 38 .321

GB — 6 1/2 12 19 1/2 20 1/2

Friday’s Games Chicago 105, Charlotte 75 Toronto 100, New York 98 Indiana 114, Detroit 82 Washington 119, Denver 113 Atlanta 122, Sacramento 108 Houston 106, Brooklyn 96 Memphis 88, Orlando 82 Dallas 104, New Orleans 100 Oklahoma City 127, Minnesota 111 Boston 113, Phoenix 88 San Antonio at Golden State N Portland at L.A. Lakers N Today’s Games Denver at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 5 p.m. Houston at Washington, 5 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 11 a.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 1:30 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 5 p.m. Memphis at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 6 p.m. Boston at Portland, 7 p.m. Chicago at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m.

TEMPE, Ariz. — Omar Vizquel is in the cramped workout area near the Los Angeles Angels’ weight room shortly after the sun comes up, repeatedly slamming a medicine ball into a concrete wall with insistent, two-handed throws. The determination and work ethic necessary to play nearly a quarter-century in the major leagues don’t just disappear. Although the 45-yearold who played more games at shortstop than anybody in baseball history has started a new career as a coach, Vizquel is still grinding away in earlymorning workouts by himself before he teaches a few things to the Angels’ prospects in spring training. “The baseball world is the best work that a man can have,” Vizquel said. “I love it here, and I think that I’m going to die being a baseball player.” Indeed, Vizquel couldn’t even stay away from baseball for an entire winter after ending his playing career with Toronto last fall. He’s in his first weeks as a roving minor league infield instructor for the Angels, teaching the finer points of fielding to youngsters who hadn’t been born when he broke into the majors. “I don’t know, I just needed something to do,” Vizquel said. “I want to be close to the game. I want to learn my new career, what it’s going to be — being a coach or, my final goal, which is being a manager someday. I don’t really want to take the time off and do anything in my house. I want to do what I love to do, which is here. Baseball.” Vizquel had earned the right to a few months of relaxation in Seattle, his family’s adopted home. He won 11 Gold Gloves, posted the best fielding percentage by a shortstop in major league history (.985) and became the sport’s top Venezuelan hitter between his April 1989 debut with the

Mariners and his Oct. 3 finale for the Blue Jays, with lengthy stops in Cleveland and San Francisco in between. And it’s not as if Vizquel has nothing better to do. He is a prolific oil painter, sculptor and photographer who once had a gallery show in San Francisco, and he famously keeps a menagerie of animals. But after running into former Indians teammate Paul Sorrento, the Angels’ minor league hitting co-ordinator, at a poker game organized by Edgar Martinez, Vizquel connected with the Angels. They were looking for somebody to teach infielders, and Vizquel seemed eminently qualified. “I said, ‘Well, I must be the guy,”’ Vizquel recalled. “So I got in touch with (assistant general manager) Scott Servais, and Scott gave (general manager) Jerry Dipoto a call. I also played with Jerry in Cleveland, and he knows me from those years. The communication was really quick, and they put it together, and I was here two days later.” Even during a chilly Arizona week in February, Vizquel can’t contain his famed energy. After a morning workout that would leave manager Mike Scioscia and even a few players gasping, he flits distractedly through the Angels’ clubhouse with his cap on backward, nibbling at breakfast and lounging on the floor while talking to players with his back resting on a door frame. “I still go through my program,” Vizquel said of his morning work. “Not as intense as it was before, but I want to keep in shape. I want to be able to run with my kids and do drills and be on the field, so it feels pretty good.” Vizquel didn’t consider a managing career until six or seven years ago, when his playing career began to wind down. He knows the idea will surprise some people who know about his myriad interests outside baseball, but the sport is his first love.


RDC: NAIT next for Queens Telaina Snider had 11 kills and 11 digs for the Broncos while Sage Fahlman added 11 kills, an ace, two blocks and 10 digs. Libero Shael Bourne of Delburne was their player of the match with 29 digs.

Madison Porisky had 14 kills for GMU. ● Sorensen and Sutter were named to the ACAC’s first AllConference team Thursday while Walton was the coach of the year . . . Snider was on the second team . . . MacEwan and Lakeland meet today at 6 p.m. with the RDC-NAIT game at 8 p.m. . . . Olds clashes with Grande Prairie at 1 p.m. and Briercrest takes on Medicine Hat at 3 p.m.

Lightning nabs top spot in zone The Hunting Hills Lightning earned top spot among the 4A boys teams in the Central Alberta zone with a 9080 victory over the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in Central Alberta High School Senior Boys’ Basketball League play Thursday. The win gave the Lightning a bye into the final while

LTCHS and Notre Dame will clash in the semifinal. Joel Peterson had 16 points, Dallas Hancox 15 and Luke Beasley 14 for the Lightning while Spencer Klassen hit 36 for the Raiders.

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‘Blade Runner’ free on bail ahead of trial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius walked out of court Friday — free at least for now — after a South African magistrate released him on bail, capping four days of often startling testimony that foreshadowed a dramatic trial in the Valentine’s Day slaying of his girlfriend. But as he was driven away, chased by photographers and cameramen, questions continued to hound the double-amputee Olympian about what actually happened the night he gunned down Reeva Steenkamp inside a locked bathroom in his home. Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder, and even Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair expressed doubts about his story that he mistook the 29-year-old model for an intruder and fired out of fear. “Why would (Pistorius) venture further into danger” by going into the bathroom at all, Nair asked. Cries of “Yes!” went up from Pistorius’ supporters when Nair announced his decision to a packed courtroom after a nearly two-hour explanation of the ruling. Nair set bail at one million rand (C$110,079), with $11,300 in cash up front and proof that the rest is available. The 26-year-old track star was also ordered to hand over his passports, turn in any guns he owns and keep away from his upscale home in a gated community in Pretoria, which is now a crime scene. He cannot leave the district of Pretoria without his probation officer’s permission and is not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol, the magistrate said. His next court appearance was set for June 4. Earlier, Pistorius alternately wept and appeared solemn and composed, especially as Nair criticized police procedures in the case and as a judgment in the track star’s favour appeared imminent. He showed no reaction as he was granted bail. Pistorius left the courthouse in a silver Land Rover just over an hour after the bail conditions were set. The vehicle, tailed by motorcycles carrying television cameramen, later pulled into the home of Pistorius’ uncle. “We are relieved at the fact that Oscar got bail today, but at the same time


Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, right, and his sister Aimee, left, are driven to a relative’s home in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday. Pistorius was released on bail and will return to court June, 4, 2013 to face charge a charge of pre-meditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. we are in mourning for the death of Reeva, with her family,” said Pistorius’ uncle, Arnold Pistorius. “As a family, we know Oscar’s version of what happened on that tragic night and we know that that is the truth and that will prevail in the coming court case.” Dozens of journalists and international and local television crews had converged on the red-brick courthouse to hear the decision — a sign of the global fascination with a case involving a once-inspirational athlete and his beautiful girlfriend, a law school graduate and budding reality TV show contestant. Nair said Pistorius’ sworn statement, an unusual written account of what happened during the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14, had helped his application for bail. “I come to the conclusion that the accused has made a case to be re-


Kings come back to clip Eagles at championships BY ADVOCATE STAFF Kings 3 Eagles 2 FORT McMURRAY — The RDC Kings started like they’d roll through their opening match of the Alberta Colleges Men’s Volleyball League championships Friday. But after winning the opening set 25-10 over The Kings University College Eagles it was anything but easy. In fact the Kings needed a comeback in the third set or it could have been a different scenario. The Eagles won the second set 25-22 and were up 24-21 in the third before the Kings came back to win 32-30. The Eagles weren’t about to die and took the fourth set 25-19 before the Kings managed to hold on for a 15-12 win in the fifth. “We certainly weren’t crisp, outside of that first set, but a win is a win,” said Kings head coach Aaron Schulha. “It was important for us to grind one out to stay alive on the A side.” The Kings passing wasn’t sharp, although they finished with 54 digs compared to 52 for the Eagles. Tim Finnigan was the RDC player of the match, finishing with 23 kills, three aces and six digs. Chris Osborn was strong in the middle and had

six stuff blocks, an ace and seven kills. Braden O’Toole added 12 kills, three aces, seven digs and a block while Chris Jones had six kills and 12 digs. Setter Sam Brisbane finished with 14 digs and two blocks. Outstanding power hitter William Gelderman led the Eagles with 27 kills and 13 digs. The Kings face the Briercrest Bible College Clippers in today’s 6 p.m. semifinal. BBC advanced with a 25-19, 18-25, 25-18, 25-17 win over the Medicine Hat Rattlers. On the other side, the SAIT Trojans overcame a 2-1 deficit to beat the Grant MacEwan Griffins 25-20, 22-25, 24-26, 25-19, 15-9. They meet Keyano College Huskies, who downed the Lethbridge Kodiaks 25-22, 25-21, 2527, 19-25, 15-6. The two semifinal winner will both advance to the Canadian championships in Welland, Ont. ● Three members of the Kings were among those honoured at the banquet Thursday. Finnigan was named to the first All-Conference team with Osborn and Brisbane on the second team. Red Deer native Darcee Froese of SAIT was also on the first team. drode@reddeeradvocate. com

More top seeds fall in Arizona THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MARANA, Ariz. — Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods now have plenty of company — somewhere other than the Match Play Championship. One day after the best two players in the world went home, more top seeds followed Friday when golf’s most unpredictable tournament served up another reminder that the only time the word “upset” should be used is to describe the guys who are no longer playing. Luke Donald, the No. 3 seed who is regarded among the best in match play, suffered his worst loss in 25 matches at this tournament. Louis Oosthuizen (No. 4) and Justin Rose (No. 5) never even reached the 17th tee when it was time for them to leave. When another wild day ended at Dove Mountain, Masters champion Bubba Watson was the last man standing among the top 10 seeds. “This game ... it’s a toss-up,” Watson said after going 22 holes to beat Jim Furyk. “You can’t really judge who’s going to win, or bet who’s going to win. It really means nothing, is what I’m saying.” At least he’s still playing, even though he made it hard on himself. Watson missed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have won the match. He missed another 5-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole. He had to stand to the side of the green as Furyk stood over a 12-foot

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putt to win the match. Given new life, Watson finally advanced to the third round. It was the first time since this World Golf Championship began in 1999 that only one top-10 seed was remaining after two rounds. “I think we’re beyond surprises, in this event especially,” Graeme McDowell said after needing 20 holes to beat Alex Noren. “Anybody can have a great day and anybody

can have a tough day. It’s what makes the game exciting, and it’s what makes this game extremely fickle and extremely frustrating.” And fun? “Yeah, it’s fun when you’re sitting in a car coming back from a second playoff hole having won,” McDowell said. “I drove past Alex Noren in the car park and he’s dragging his flight bag to the locker room. And he’s not having fun.” Donald, who birdied

his last two holes Thursday to win his opening match, didn’t know what hit him. Scott Piercy won the first three holes, and if that wasn’t enough, he hit a 4-iron into the cup for eagle on the fifth hole and was on his way to a 7-and-6 win, a margin known as a “dog license” in Britain. Back in the day, it used to cost 7 schillings and six pence. Donald felt like a wounded pup. “Losing (stinks) and it’s very disappointing,” Donald said.

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leased on bail,” Nair said. Pistorius said he shot Steenkamp accidentally, believing she was an intruder in his house. He described “a sense of terror rushing over” him and feeling vulnerable because he stood only on his stumps before opening fire. Prosecutors say he intended to kill Steenkamp as she cowered in fear behind the locked bathroom door after a loud argument between the two. Yet despite poking holes in Pistorius’ version of events and bringing up incidents they say highlight his temper, the state’s case started to unravel during testimony by the lead investigator, Detective Warrant Officer Hilton Botha. Botha, who faces seven charges of attempted murder in an unrelated incident, was removed from the case Thursday. His replacement, the nation’s top

detective, Vinesh Moonoo, stopped by the hearing briefly Friday. While Nair levelled harsh criticism at Botha for “errors” and “blunders,” he said one man does not represent an investigation and that the state could not be expected to put all “the pieces of the puzzle” together in such a short time. The prosecution accepted the judge’s decision without protest. “We’re still confident in our case,” prosecution spokesman Medupe Simasiku said. Pistorius faced the sternest bail requirements in South Africa because of the seriousness of the charge, which carries a life sentence if convicted. His defence attorneys had to prove that he would not flee the country, would not interfere with witnesses or the case, and his release would not cause public unrest. Nair questioned whether Pistorius would be a flight risk when he stood to lose a fortune in cash, cars, property and other assets. Nair also said that while it had been shown that Pistorius had aggressive tendencies, he did not have a prior record of offences for violent acts. Anticipating the shape of the state’s case at trial, he said he had serious questions about Pistorius’ account: Why didn’t he try to locate his girlfriend if he feared an intruder was in the house? Why didn’t he try to determine who was in the bathroom before opening fire? And why did he venture into perceived “danger” in the bathroom when he could have taken other steps to ensure his safety? “There are improbabilities which need to be explored,” Nair said, adding that Pistorius could clarify these matters by testifying under oath at trial. Sharon Steenkamp, Reeva’s cousin, said the model’s family would not be watching the bail decision and had not been following the hearing. “It doesn’t make any difference to the fact that we are without Reeva,” she told The Associated Press. Before the hearing, Pistorius’ longtime coach, Ampie Louw, said he hoped to put the runner back into his training routine if he got bail. “The sooner he can start working the better,” said Louw, who persuaded the double-amputee to take up track as a teenager a decade ago.

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Combine a proving ground for skill position players INDIANAPOLIS — Matt Barkley and Landry Jones made some tough calls last season. Instead of taking first-round money and leaving school early, they decided to stick around, hone their skills, chase a national championship and improve their draft stock. With the NFL draft about two months away, the two quarterbacks once billed as Heisman Trophy frontrunners are now trying to improve to enhance their chances of being selected early. “I’ve learned a lot in this past year that you can’t teach in a classroom,” Barkley said Friday at the NFL scouting combine. “You have to learn through experience in regards to handling adversity at its peak. You have to get guys going in the locker room, in the huddle, on the practice field when you’re not playing for the post-season. It allowed me to step up and be that voice.” It’s unclear whether that will help Barkley in a year where there is no clear-cut top choice, even among the quarterbacks. Scouts saw Barkley and Southern California’s shot at a national championship — and his chance for the Heisman — come crashing down in a season that went terribly wrong. Becoming the first quarterback taken in the draft took a hit when he sprained his right shoulder in a late-season loss to crosstown rival UCLA. Barkley never

took another college snap, and though he acknowledged Friday the rehab program is on track, critics are already wondering why he won’t throw until his March 27 pro day. Barkley also may find himself answering questions about a locker room dust-up that followed the Trojans’ Sun Bowl loss to Georgia Tech. “It was a normal football locker room environment. That happens all the time, trust me. It happens all the time on teams across the country,” Barkley said. “It was nothing out of hand. It was guys exchanging words and wanting to set the record straight. But the captains, myself and some of the other seniors, we had everything under control.” The concerns about Jones have nothing do with health. In 2012, he actually threw for more touchdowns, a higher completion percentage and had fewer interceptions and a better efficiency rating than in the previous season. But the perception after Oklahoma fell out of the title chase was that Jones failed to improve his poise in the pocket or his footwork. His performance at the Senior Bowl (3 of 9 for 16 yards with two sacks) raised more red flags. Jones believes the extra year in college has made him better. “I think I showed the things that I wanted to improve on,” he said after measuring in at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds in Indy. “I shortened my motion and move around in the pocket a lot more than I have been.”

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — For the first time in four years Ales Hemsky isn’t worried about his shoulders and has once again found his comfort level with the Edmonton Oilers. As a result, the veteran winger is off to a solid start, having scored a teamhigh seven goals. In a shortened season that began with such promise, Hemsky’s return to form is one of the bright spots for a team that now struggles to score fiveon-five. Edmonton’s 6-7-3 record leaves it 13th in the Western Conference standings. Head coach Ralph Krueger said Friday the 10-year veteran is showing plenty of leadership. “Ales needs to be a real creative player for us, but more than anything he needs to be a leader in the speed side of the game and that’s what he’s been bringing,” said Krueger. “He’s been bringing a lot of speed, an aggressive speed, he’s been driving to the net and he’s going to these areas that are difficult. “That’s why he’s leading us in goals, because he’s willing to take the hits, like the bruise on his face the other day when he drove to the net.”

But Krueger likes what he’s seeing from Hemsky off the ice as well. “He’s been extremely supportive on the bench . . . helping the younger players,” the coach said. “He’s been a good spirit in the room so it’s off ice and on ice, Ales has been the player we need.” The soft-spoken Czech, who missed 108 games the last three years with shoulder issues, says he’s not doing much differently this year. Talk about him being more comfortable and confident on the ice, he says, is just that: talk. “People will say that when you score more goals . . . but I feel the same,” he said. “I do feel better (physically) than the last couple of years. I’m healthier.” Hemsky has seven goals in 16 games, four coming on the power play. He also tops the team with a shooting percentage of 21.9. In 69 games last season, he had 10 goals. But Hemsky’s increased scoring isn’t just the result of having greater confidence in his shoulder after undergoing surgery in December 2009 and being better able to withstand the physical demands of NHL play. “Oh no,” said Krueger. “Ales is a sensitive person and player.


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Lindy Ruff reacts during an emotional press conference in his first public appearance two days after being fired as the Buffalo Sabres NHL hockey coach in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday. Saying he’ll always call Buffalo home, Ruff maintains the itch to continue coaching following a 16-season run. credit to current owner, Terry Pegula and his wife Kim. “He’s a fabulous guy to be around,” Ruff said. “My biggest disappointment is not getting it done for them.” He called himself indebted to Regier, noting that most NHL general managers would have “whacked” him a long time ago. And Ruff paid credit to his players, both current and former. In no way, Ruff said, did his players let him down this year. He also disputed notions that the locker room was divided. “They gave me what I asked,” Ruff said. “The leadership, from Jason Pominville and Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek on down, I know how they feel. I feel their pain at the same time. It’s hard right now. But I think better days are right around the corner.”

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lindy Ruff is finding it difficult being a spectator after his 16-year run as Buffalo Sabres head coach came to an abrupt end this week. “Ah, god, I miss it already,” Ruff said Friday. “Most people wouldn’t, but I watched hockey the first night. It’s hard. It’s a tough feeling. It’s been a strange feeling. But I’ve got to keep going. I love the game.” Speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired on Wednesday, Ruff said it’s his intention to pursue another job because he’s not lost his passion for coaching. He also made clear that he’ll never lose his affection for Buffalo or the Sabres. “It’s a place I always will call home. I don’t feel like I have anything to be ashamed of or any regrets,” Ruff said. “I’ve had a lot of great memories.” Those memories came to an end this week, when Ruff was fired after the Sabres struggled in getting off to a 6-10-1 start. The breaking point came after the team was booed off the ice for a lethargic performance in a 2-1 loss to Winnipeg. Calling the performance “a kick in the gut,” Ruff wasn’t surprised when general manager Darcy Regier showed up on the coach’s doorstep to deliver the bad news a day later. “When I saw him, I said, ‘I know.’ I said, ‘Don’t say you’re sorry,”’ Ruff said. “I said, ’You’ve been my biggest backer all these years.”’ Ruff, who turned 53 Sunday, spent 26 years in Buffalo, including 10 as a player. He became the team’s winningest coach (571-432-162), and ranks second in the NHL in career wins and games with one team. Ron Rolston, coach of the Sabres’ AHL affiliate in Rochester, was promoted to take over. He’ll serve as the Sabres interim coach for the rest of the season, and is a candidate to become Ruff’s full-time successor. Ruff spoke for about 13 minutes at a news conference at the First Niagara Center, while the team practiced at a suburban rink because the ice wasn’t available at the team’s downtown home. Ruff was emotional at times. His voice cracked when recalling boarding the team bus to inform his players and staff that he had been fired. Known for his dry wit, Ruff also cracked a few jokes. He ended by saying he’s spent the past few days visiting a chain of doughnut shops trying to win a contest. Most of all, Ruff was gracious. “I think I owe a few thanks yous,” he said. “I know I do.” Ruff began by thanking each of the four owners he’s worked under, and made sure to give particular

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Everyone is invited to attend the World Day of Prayer service at Gaetz Memorial United Church in Red Deer on Friday, March 1. This annual nondenominational service kicks off at 2 p.m. This year’s theme is, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” It’s written by women of France. The church can be found at 4758 Ross St. For more information, call 403347-2244.

CARNAVAL The Red Deer Carnaval is back for a fourth year. The French Canadian Association of Alberta (ACFA) will host the threeday celebration of francophone culture from March 1 to 3 in Red Deer. The lively and colourful carnaval will take over Bower Ponds on March 1 and 2. The festival features a maple sugar shack ($3), games and music. Admission is free. On March 2, a French story time is scheduled at the Red Deer Public Library and a viewing of a French movie ($3) is scheduled a the Carnival Cinemas on March 3. More than 900 students from French or French immersion schools are expected to attend the celebration on March 1. Visit www. carnavaldereddeer. com for a complete schedule and list of activities.

SCANDINAVIAN DANCE LESSONS Children and adults are invited to try out Scandinavian dancing starting on Monday. The Fanatullen Scandinavian Dancers are offering recreational group and couple dance classes over eight Monday evenings from Feb. 25 to April 22 (April 1 excepted). Children’s classes will take place from 6 to 6:45 p.m.; adult classes from 7 to 8 p.m. at Festival Hall, 4215 58th St. in Red Deer. Costs are $40 per person or $60 per family of three or more. Scandinavian heritage is not required and singles are welcome. For more information and to register, call Carroll Borg at 403-3475303 or 403-341-4672. Registrations will be accepted until March 4.

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Karen and Bob Vanderwater of Red Deer ski up a small hill in the Discovery Canyon at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area in Red Deer. The area is groomed through the winter months for skate and classic skiing on about 15 km of trails.

MORE THAN 30 KM OF CROSS-COUNTRY SKI TRAILS CAN BE FOUND RIGHT IN RED DEER, AND MORE NORDIC DELIGHTS CAN BE FOUND AROUND CENTRAL ALBERTA BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer resident Kelly Bogle likes to spend her weekends on skis. Backcountry trips into Jasper, Banff or the Kootenays constitute a good SaturdaySunday. But traversing more level terrain on skis any day of the week suits her just fine, too. And for that, she needn’t head outside the city limits. “Generally, the skiing is great in Red Deer. We’ve got track-setting going on in various places; volunteers are doing that for everybody,” said Bogle. The city boasts more than 30 km of cross-country ski trails, with volunteers laying the tracks for the locals, who will glide along them as long as the snow lasts. For more than 20 years, Mark Meunier worked tirelessly developing ski trails in Red Deer, work he was honoured for with a Distinguished Voluntary Service Award in 2009. In 2006, he told the Advocate: “Some men gamble. Some men drink, some men chase women. My sin is doing trails.” These days, that “sin” is Don Wales’ to bear. He and a few other volunteers have taken over the task of track-setting at Great Chief Park and Heritage Ranch, main ski areas in the city. “Generally any snow that we get here we pretty well keep down in the areas where we have ski tracks like Heritage Ranch and River Bend (golf

course). “It’s down in the valley, it’s cooler down there and it’s also protected by the escarpment. “The ski conditions generally in Red Deer are exceptional compared to almost anywhere else (in Alberta),” said Wales. New snowmobiles and modern grooming equipment purchased in 2011 thanks to a $40,000 grant have made the task of making ski tracks significantly easier. That same year, the Parkland Ski Club asked the City of Red Deer to take over trail grooming. The proposal was rejected, although the city provides an honourarium to cover grooming expenses and provides for equipment storage. The main cross-country ski options in Red Deer are at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area, Heritage Ranch and Great Chief Park. A bridge connects the latter two options, forming one long trail, which is ideal for beginners. Graeme Moore makes use of the 15 km of trails at River Bend in coaching youth in the Red Deer Nordic and Track Attack programs. The venue’s trails are split into easier routes (on the golf course and around the perimeter) and more challenging trails in the surrounding hills, trails that had the same designer as those at the Canmore Nordic Centre. “River Bend is the place to go for our team,” explained Moore.


BRIEFS Sylvan Lake launches new website The Town of Sylvan Lake has launched a new website. The redesigned site,, is easier to navigate and features prominent links to municipal services as well as ones to town projects, events around the community and a business directory. As part of its launch, the town has also launched a photo contest. Entries can range from shots of family and friends to action to still life to community events. Photos should be emailed to tourism@ by March 29 with winners announced April 5. Call the town at 403-887-2141 for more information.

Innisfail Adams Lake becomes official For almost a century locals have been calling a water body west of Innisfail Adams Lake. Now it’s official. Alberta Culture Minister Health Klimchuk has approved a recommendation of the Alberta Historic Resources Foundation to name the 25-acre lake after local pioneers David and Julia Adams. Innisfail-area resident Robert Nanninga made the submission to have the Adamses recognized under the province’s Geographical Names Program.


“We’re lucky to have a place like River Bend to go to, they are good, hard trails.” River Bend has hosted crosscountry racing during the 1988 and 1998 Alberta Winter Games, along with a Canada Cup race and some Alberta Cup races in the past. In addition to the city’s longer trails, there is a 1.5-km loop in Barrett Park. “It’s used by the locals in that vicinity and even people who work downtown and want a quick exercise break. It’s right there,” said Wales. Wales also used to set track south of Red Deer College, and while the area is still skiable, development has broken up the old loop and it’s now a more popular snowshoeing destination. For Bogle, cross-country skiing is the perfect way to make use of that white fluff so omnipresent in Prairie winters. “Winter’s long enough, we need an activity to do and I think cross-country is a great

“I think it’s important that the pioneers of our community should be honoured for the contributions that they’ve made,” said Nanninga in a news release announcing the naming. In 1913, the Adams family homesteaded on land by the lake, 35 km west of Innisfail and two km south of the small community of Raven. A popular gathering place for locals, the lake was swept clear to act as a skating rink in winter months. David Adams served in the First World War and returned to resume homesteading. The couple’s children followed in their footsteps. Ken Adams, grandson to David and Julia, still lives in the area and said the family was pleased with the official recognition. His aunt, Edith Hudson, is the last survivor of the original homesteaders and is 102 years old.

Education minister to tour area Provincial Education Minister Jeff Johnson will be piling on the miles in Central Alberta on Monday as he visits local school boards. Johnson will sit down with school boards in Stettler, Innisfail, Rocky Mountain House and Red Deer on Monday. While in Rocky Mountain House, he will also conduct a video meeting with a fellow Wild Rose Public School in Drayton Valley. In Red Deer, the minister will meet with both public and Catholic school boards. The day of meetings “to hear issues, challenges and successes” within the districts, is part of Johnson’s Alberta-wide tour of meetings with boards that has been taking place over the last few months.

way to spend that time. Just get out there and have some fun,” she said. Outside of Red Deer, Central Alberta offers a bevy of crosscountry skiing options. Among them: ● J.J. Collett Natural Area north of Lacombe has nordic skiing and snowshoe-specific trails. ● Jarvis Bay Provincial Park doesn’t have groomed trails, but is a popular ski destination. The park is near located four km north from Sylvan Lake along Hwy 20. ● Crimson Lake Provincial Park features 20 km of ungroomed trails. It is located 14 km northwest of Rocky Mountain House. The website http://www.stat. TrailReport.html provides updated trail conditions for the province.

Husband and wife artists to give lecture at RDC A husband and wife team of artists will be the guest lecturers on Tuesday at the third ART101 Visiting Artist Lecture Series event at Red Deer College. Les Graff and Jacqueline Stehelin will be the presenters. The two artists recently donated works from their personal collections to the college and Tuesday evening will be a celebration and acknowledgement of the gift. Graff has been a full-time artist for more than a half-century. He served as the director of Alberta Culture for 31 years and specializes in landscape art with abstract tones. Stehelin’s work has been featured across Western Canada. She finds inspiration for her art from subjects within her surroundings. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Margaret Parsons Theatre and is open to the public. A reception will follow.

Plea expected in golf club case A former employee accused of altering the books at the Red Deer Golf and Country Club is expected to enter a plea next month. Bonnie Howell, 65, was charged late in October after Red Deer City RCMP had investigated a complaint that nearly $1 million was missing from the golf club’s accounts. A former bookkeeper for the club, Howell is charged with one charge of theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000 and altering documents. An election and plea is expected to be entered on March 22 at 8:30 a.m. through the case management office of Red Deer provincial court.




Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Twitter, the Pope and what comes next As soon as Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would surrender St. Peter’s throne, messages stopped flowing to the 1.5 million or so readers following his newborn @Pontifex feed at Twitter. This wasn’t surprising since the 85-year-old theologian — bookish and reserved, by nature — cited his deteriorating health and declining energy as reasons to let a new pope wrestle with a world “subject to so many rapid changes and shaken by questions of deep relevance for the life of faith.” Twitter certainly is a barometer of change and a forum for questions. While the pope fell silent, the hashtag #askpontifex remained open and the questions and comments continued to build up. Here are a few typical mini-rants in English. TERRY ● “Latin is a dead language. Latin is the language MATTINGLY of the Dead,” thundered “MichelArchange,” linking to “#pope,” “#bishops,” “#vatican,” “#hypocrits” and “#liars,” among others. ● “So, if i have sex before a child molester blesses my union, hell awaits me?”, asked “BS Radar.” ● “We all feel abandoned by your abdication,” tweeted “Geeky Catholic.” ● “Did central Italian bank or someone else forced you to abdicate?”, asked “Patlatus.” Benedict XVI and his team eventually returned to Twitter, with his first new tweet focusing on spiritual growth during the sobering season that precedes Easter and, this year, a papal election: “During the season of Lent ... we renew our commitment to the path of conversion, making more room for God in our lives.” When @Pontifex opened, on Dec. 12, Vatican officials stressed that while Benedict XVI would not


be handling the technology for tweets, the content would come from him. Still, no one addressed a key issue — whether the elderly pope would be interacting with real messages, in real time, from real Twitter users. If he did, this blast from cyberspace must have been a shock, noted Elizabeth Scalia, a conservative Catholic blogger known as “The Anchoress.” While some might consider the thought absurd, she also wondered if the pope’s exposure to online life added a digital last straw to his already-heavy burdens. “When Benedict finally logged on to Twitter he got to see firsthand the sort of raw, unhinged anti-Catholic hatred so active within social media threads,” she said in an online essay. “We who work in new media experience this hatred so regularly it barely registers with us, but for Benedict, or those around him, it must have been a shocking revelation to encounter the vilest expressions of hatred, the intentional voicings of malice and evil hopes, flung squarely at the Holy Father, in real time.” Much of this venom directed at the church, she wrote, “has been inspired (and earned) by the deplorable scandals of the past decades (for which we are due a long season of penance).” But much of the anger also stems from the church’s refusal to compromise in the public square, where its ancient traditions serve as a “sign of contradiction” to modernists. Catholics are bitterly divided, as well, as anyone can see by scanning #askpontifex for a minute or two. “I wonder if our sensitive pope looked into the abyss of pain, screaming hatred and ignorance so easily accessed by just a few clicks of a keyboard, and felt called to humility and prayer — a full renunciation of everything in the world, including earthly power and communion with the faithful — in reparation, penance,” Scalia observed. The pope will soon settle into a monastic life inside the Vatican walls to read, to write and to pray. The status of the Twitter account @Pontifex — Latin

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for “bridge builder” — is unknown. If Benedict plunges into a monastic life of prayer, then he will not “retire” at all, stressed Scalia. No one who has studied his life truly believes he is walking away from the papacy in order to relax in a library or play Mozart on his piano. “During his entire priesthood, the man has not shaken off duties and burdens, but consented to carry more and more. “This is who he is,” she said. “Increasingly, I believe Benedict’s resignation, rather than releasing himself from a heavy weight, is necessary so he may take on something much more cumbersome.” The evidence, Scalia concluded, is that he will be “doing penance for the church, and for the world — for those of us who cannot or will not do it, ourselves.”

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Garrett and all that jazz BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Juno Award-winning guitarist Amos Garrett is aiming to crank up the thermostat on jazz when his trio performs in downtown Red Deer. Anyone who thinks jazz is cold, overintellectualized music likely hasn’t heard the Amos Garrett Jazz Trio. “The motto of our group is bringing the blues back into jazz,” said the High River resident, who’s known internationally for his innovative guitar style. “Jazz used to be extremely visceral,” added Garrett, who believes the emotional component that was inherent to the improvised genre has somehow disappeared over the last two decades. “There was a tremendous blues influence but it’s been lost over the last 20 years and, as a result, this has driven a lot of fans away.” When Garrett performs along with finger-style guitarist Keith Smith and string bassist Greg Carroll on Friday, March 1, at The Hub on Ross, the trio intends to get things cooking in the bebop style of the 1940s and early ’50s. “People love it, they absolutely love it,” said Garrett. “I’ve heard people say, ‘Geez, I really didn’t think I liked jazz’ — but they love what we do.” The concert program, drawn from the group’s new CD, will include standards such as Miles Davis’s Freddy Freeloader, Thelonious Monk’s Misterioso, Art Tatum’s Cocktails for Two, Freddie Hubbard’s Little Sunflower, and Skylark, by Hoagy Carmichael, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Garrett said the music of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie is what he listened to as a teenager in the 1950s. It was staking out new ground, since his


father was devoted to the early swingera jazz of the 1930s. “That would have been New Orleans, Chicago, Dixieland. . . . “My dad was what bebop players would have referred to as a ‘mouldy fig,’ ” Garrett added, with a chuckle. The 71-year-old guitarist was born in Detroit, but raised in Toronto, where his parents put him into piano and trombone lessons. Garrett didn’t find an instrument that suited him until he took up the guitar at 14. Then, he took to it so well he was performing gigs a year later. By the time he hit college age, Garrett was learning the early acoustic blues of Robert Johnson and Leadbelly and working hard at developing his own style of playing. The technique he eventually came up with involves bending more than one guitar string at a time, which allows him to sound something like a steel-pedal guitarist, while remaining rooted as a jazz player. “It’s an almost impossible style,” admitted Garrett, who noted that despite his teaching DVDs, only Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits and a few other guitarists have managed to put the technique into practise. “It’s very physically difficult.” Among the many luminaries Garrett has played with over the years were Ian and Sylvia Tyson and their Great Speckled Bird band, Anne Murray, and Geoff and Maria Muldaur. In fact, he played the famed guitar solo in Maria Muldaur’s 1974 hit Midnight at

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Alberta based Amos Garrett will perform at The Hub on March 1. the Oasis. For the past 30 years, Garrett has led his own bands, including an acoustic act, a blues band and the jazz trio. The guitarist said he loves playing for a club-sized crowd, as is expected at The Hub.

Just a hint of subtlety BUT THIS EARLY PROMISE SOON FADES AND SNITCH BECOMES ANOTHER TYPICAL BRAWNY THRILLER Snitch 2.5 stars (out of four) Rated: PG Snitch is torn from the headlines, the “inspired by true events” story of a regular dad who turns vigilante squealer to aid a son unreasonably jailed for drug trafficking. Where it’s really coming from, though, is actor Dwayne PETER Johnson’s resumé. The actor HOWELL formerly known as The Rock, back when he kicked asses for real as a wrestler, is keen to show that he’s more than a brawny force of nature. The ambition is admirable, as is Johnson’s effort, but the casting is questionable. Few people are going to buy this physically imposing guy as someone meek enough to be kicked to the ground by raggedy


“It’s a really nice performance space, with a nice sound system, and the people are so nice. . . .” Tickets for the 7 to 9 p.m. show at 4936 Ross St. are $20 at the door. Cash only. Photo by ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES

Dwayne Johnson is trying to broaden his acting chops, but in the end his latest movie, Snitch, falls into a familiar pattern.

drug dealers, as happens early in the film. That’s when it still seems that Snitch might be a bone with real meat on it, before it becomes just another bone to beat people over the head with. Directed by veteran Hollywood stuntman Ric Roman Waugh, who co-writes with Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), the film initially sets up a moral quandary as urgent as a New York Times editorial from this very week. The Times questions, as does Snitch, whether current mandatory minimum sentence laws stateside, typically doled out for drug offences, are fair and just. The film’s “inspired” story sets 18-year-old Jason (Rafi Gavron) as a good Missouri kid who gets caught accepting a stash of ecstasy pills couriered to him by a weasel pal. Timid Jason is a first-time offender, but he’s sent up for a minimum 10 years that could stretch to 30, a no-mercy penalty exceeding those handed to many child molesters, rapists and other heinous scum. The weasel pal, a drug dealer nailed by a federal sting operation, betrayed Jason after being offered a reduced prison sentence in exchange for ratting out an accomplice.

A similar devil’s pact is offered to Johnson’s John Matthews, a trucking firm owner and father of Jason. He’s told by U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon, coasting), a blunt woman with Congressional ambitions, that the only way she can reduce Jason’s sentence is if dad goes undercover to help the cops nab someone else to take the kid’s place. It doesn’t really matter who that someone else is, as long as drug cops can collar him. This squeal deal is another unsavoury aspect of current U.S. law, but Snitch quickly loses interest in moral quandaries. It instead hits the autopilot button, with Johnson literally driving his 18-wheeler into harm’s way to take on not just a neighbourhood drug thug but also an international crime kingpin named El Topo (Benjamin Bratt). Johnson’s brow furrows and his muscles flex; so much for character nuance. Fortunately, there’s bench strength beyond the bench presses. Michael K. Williams (TV’s The Wire) is scarily brilliant as El Topo’s street enforcer, although you almost need subtitles to understand what he’s saying. Jon Bernthal (TV’s The Walking Dead) is aces as the ex-con trucking firm employee who reluctantly helps Matthews penetrate the drug underworld. And Barry Pepper, sporting a ZZ Top beard as a streetwise undercover drug cop torn by ethical concerns, displays the kind of character complexity that Johnson could only hope to achieve, and perhaps will someday. Williams, Bernthal and Pepper ride to the rescue of the marquee talent, and also to Snitch. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

Opening a window into the infinite MICKEY HART BAND EXPLORES NEW MUSICAL TERRAIN IN RED DEER CONCERT From the cross-cultural to the cosmic, the Mickey Hart Band concert with the African Showboyz was ‘out there’ in the best of ways. From the minute the African Showboyz claimed Red Deer’s Memorial Centre stage on Thursday night, the audience of about 300 knew they were about to explore some exciting — maybe even uncharted — musical territory. The Showboyz’s energized, rhythmic songs from West Africa stirred up the eclectic crowd, which included aging ’60s types (including a few tie-dye sporting LANA Deadheads), as MICHELIN well as bearded young hipsters in crocheted head gear. The only instruments the four singing Sabbah brothers played were a couple of handmade drums, a twostring guitar and a round shaker, like a large maraca without a handle. Yet the four acoustic musicians from Ghana created a wall of soulexpanding emotional sound that could send shivers down your back — especially when they combined their hypnotic African beats with Bob Marley’s


plaintive and powerful Redemption Song lyrics. “How did you feel it, brothers and sisters?” asked the group’s founder Napoleon Sabbah, to wild cheers from listeners. The audience, warmed up by the African Showboyz, cooled down again during the long wait for the Mickey Hart Band to take the stage (one guy was desperately shouting for dancing girls as an alternative to the canned music we’d been listening to for some 50 minutes). Lucky for fans — and also presumably for Hart — the former Grateful Dead drummer delivered a heck of a show when he finally took the stage with seven other musicians and vocalists. The concert sponsored by the Central Music Festival went for an hourlong first set, then, after a half-hour intermission, another set that was still running when I had to bail at 11:15 p.m. By that time, people were dancing in the aisles, and the few disappointed Deadheads who had skipped out when it became apparent that Hart was not doing a Grateful Dead tribute show were missing out on some truly kaleidoscopic music. A few of the songs were a throw to Hart’s former legendary band — including Ramble on Rose and Shakedown Street, which went over big with the baby boomer crowd. But most of the tunes delivered by the Mickey Hart Band were decades

younger than the Grateful Dead. In fact, many were off the recent Mysterium Tremendum album that was created by taking light, radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation given off by the sun, planets, stars and galaxies and using computers to transform them into soundwaves. The band’s spectral songs sound as if a window had been opened on the infinite. Starlight, Starbright, Endless Skies and Let There Be Light featured haunting, ethereal vocals by spectacular singer Crystal Monee Hall, supported by the soulful Joe Bagale, who is also the band’s keyboardist. Bagale and the other musicians — including Hart, Greg Schutte and Sikiru Adepoju on elaborate percussion, Gawain Mathews on guitar, Dave Schools on bass and Jonah Sharp on synthesizer — created eerie spectral soundscapes. Amid the melodic bleeps were some garbled, sing-song-y fragments of conversation — the kind of sound snippets that might be caught by a transmitter in the cosmos light years after first being broadcast on Earth. At one point, Hart dragged a violin bow across a synthesizer, adding a high-pitched space moan to the aural landscape. It was a very cool touch and the audience was transfixed. The Mickey Hart Band switched up the mood by performing Code War (a song Hart wrote with Sammy Hagar), Fire on the Mountain, the beautiful Jersey Shore (written for a Superstorm

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Mickey Hart has gone beyond his roots with the legendary Grateful Dead. Sandy benefit), and the infectious Iko, Iko with the African Showboyz. Like Robert Plant, a member of another legendary 1960s-’70s group who refuses to be pinned down by Led Zeppelin fans, Hart clearly prefers exploring new musical terrain, instead of rehashing the old. After his band’s fascinating spaceage concert in Red Deer, it could even be argued that Hart is boldly venturing where no musician has gone before.

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Thieves in Time good for younger set

When your family history literally disappears off the page, you go to great lengths to restore that legacy — even if your lineage is a band of thieves. This sets up the adventures in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, where our hero must travel across time and space to reinstate his family’s name when it gets erased from the history books. Thieves in Time plays like a finely tuned steppingstone game aimed at those not quite ready for more advanced platformers and action games. It is set in five open worlds spanning different eras, from the Ice


GAME ON Age to the Wild West. Adventures await and enemies lurk regardless of the setting, so as a proper thief it’s best to stay in the shadows. This clearly looks to win over younger gamers looking for a step up from basic puzzle games. The dialogue brims with humor and the interactions have enough gags thrown in to engage them more broadly than a children’s game would. The main gameplay revolves around collecting (read: stealing) coins,

traversing the locations via rooftops and slinking through shadows to avoid detection, yet all in a playful manner -- as opposed to, say, Assassin’s Creed. Thieves generally tend to avoid duking it out whenever possible, and this rings true with Sly and his companions as well, but for reasons other than altruism. The game makes a misstep with the combat system. With the characters a cunning lot that relies on stealth and evasion, it makes sense not to make them too powerful in the fighting department. When you inevitably get drawn into a battle, you’ll probably win without much trouble. This shines a light on this lackluster aspect and the repetitive nature of just tapping a few buttons until your enemy submits. Thankfully, the boss battles deliver a more rewarding experience, since they get increasingly difficult. The game wisely puts


you in command of more characters than just Sly himself. Bentley, though in a wheelchair, gets some of the more exciting adventures to engage in (thank goodness for robotic arms and hovercraft capability), while baddies get a brutal punch from Murray or a rogue missile from Carmelita. None of these is terribly complicated in the handling, but each injects some life at the right moments to keep the action from becoming stale.

Not every game has to be Tomb Raider or Splinter Cell and be rated M to deliver a worthwhile adventure. There is some nobility in deftly providing younger gamers a platform that enables them to grow into more adult fare over time. While easy by comparison, Thieves in Time does an admirable job and the franchise remains as solid as ever. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email game_

Blues guitarist Magic Slim dies after tour HELPED SHAPE THE SOUND OF CHICAGO’S ELECTRIC BLUES BY MARK SCOLFORO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Magic Slim, a younger contemporary of blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf who helped shape the sound of Chicago’s electric blues, died Thursday. He was 75. He died shortly after midnight Thursday at a Philadelphia hospital, said his manager, Marty Salzman. The musician had health problems that worsened while he was on tour several weeks ago in Pennsylvania, Salzman said. Magic Slim and his backing band, the Teardrops, performed a noholds-barred brand of Chicago-style electric blues, led by his singing and guitar playing, and were regulars on the music festival circuit. Slim’s given name was Morris Holt. The Mississippi native established himself in Chicago’s thriving blues community in the 1960s, but more recently lived in Lincoln, Neb. Holt’s story was one of persistence. Like many bluesmen from rural Mississippi, he left a life that revolved around cotton fields and moved to Chicago in 1955. But competition on the South Side was fierce in those days, and he moved back home after failing to establish himself. Playing plantation parties and small gigs, he honed his skills to a fine edge and enlisted his brothers, Nick and Douglas, as his backing band. They returned to Chicago, where they formed the Teardrops and refused to be dismissed. Younger than many of the renowned bluesmen in Chicago, he maintained a career well into the 21st century. Holt and the Teardrops won blues band of the year at the 2003


“No frills, no rock ’n’ roll. “It was just straightahead, real-deal blues.” Holt came by the sound authentically. Born in Torrance, Miss., in 1937, he grew up in the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. His first love was piano, but he lost the little finger on his right hand to a cotton gin and switched to guitar. Like many of his contemporaries, he started out on a one-string instrument he made by nailing a piece of wire stolen from a broom to the wall. He moved to Grenada File photo by

Bluesman Magic Slim performs with his band The Teardrops on the final day of the 2009 Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Ore. Slim, a contemporary of blues greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf who helped shape the sound of the Chicago blues, died on Thursday. He was 75. Blues Music Award, and he released a record of covers last year. “If you were going to take somebody who’d never seen blues to one of their shows, it would be like putting them in a time machine and putting them in 1962,” Salzman said.

SHOWTIMES FOR FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2013 TO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2013 STROLLERS SCREENING WED 1:00 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH 3D (G) FRI 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:30; SAT-SUN 12:40, 3:10, 5:40, 8:10, 10:30; MON-THURS 7:10, 9:50 BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG) (NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI 3:40, 6:40, 9:30; SAT-SUN 12:50, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30; MON-THURS 6:50, 9:45 IDENTITY THIEF (14A) (COARSE LANGUAGE,SEXUAL CONTENT) FRI 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; SAT-SUN 1:30, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50; MON-THURS 7:20, 10:00 IDENTITY THIEF (14A) (COARSE LANGUAGE,SEXUAL CONTENT) STAR & STROLLERS SCREENING WED 1:00 SNITCH (14A) FRI 4:30, 7:30, 10:15; SATSUN 1:40, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15; MON 7:25, 10:40; TUE-THURS 7:50, 10:40 DARK SKIES (14A) (FRIGHTENING SCENES,GORY SCENES) FRI 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; SAT-SUN 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30; MON-THURS 8:00, 10:30 SCOOBY-DOO (PG) SAT 11:00

2013 Season 4214-58 St. Red Deer

Prairie Winter Theatre Featuring Bloom By Leeann Minogue

Feb. 28, Mar 1, 2, March 7-9 By Ernest Thompson

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Red Deer College’s Hospitality & Tourism Management students present top quality dining and entertainment with 4 exciting events at RDC!

Walk on The Wildside

A unique and decorated menu accompanies this spring stroll through Saturday, March 2 | 11am - 2pm the beautiful trails of Kerry Wood Wishart Trail, Kerry Wood Nature Centre Nature Centre. Get the best of both Tickets: $30 - Stefan - 403.848.1840 worlds as you enjoy delicious dining (Advance tickets while experiencing the stunning views Wishart Trail has to offer! only)

Dueling Jazz with a Touch of Class Friday, March 8 | 6:30 PM Cornerstone Dining Room, RDC Tickets: $65 - Ben - 403.352.0881

Enjoy a modern three-course New Orleans style menu while a 18 piece jazz ensemble battles for your approval! Members of the band will go head to head in solo matches where the winner will be decided by the audience.

Last of the Red Hot Lovers By Neil Simon

April 11-13, April 18-20, April 25-27 CAT ONE ACT FESTIVAL coming in June. Dates to be determined Tickets available at the Black Knight Inn


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HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS 3D (18A) (GORY BRUTAL VIOLENCE) FRI 4:10, 7:40, 10:15; SAT-SUN 1:50, 4:10, 7:40, 10:15; MON-THURS 8:15, 10:25 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE,FRIGHTENING SCENES,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN) NO PASSES THURS 10:00 SAFE HAVEN (PG) (NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN) FRI 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; SAT-SUN 1:10, 4:00, 7:00, 9:40; MON-THURS 7:00, 9:40 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D (PG) (VIOLENCE,NOT REC. FOR YOUNG CHILDREN,FRIGHTENING SCENES) FRI 4:40, 8:20; SAT-SUN 1:00, 4:40, 8:20; MON-THURS 8:10 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (14A) (VIOLENCE) NO PASSES FRI 3:50, 5:00, 6:50, 7:50, 9:15, 10:20; SAT-SUN 1:20, 2:10, 3:50, 5:00, 6:50, 7:50, 9:15, 10:20; MON 6:40, 9:10, 9:55; TUE-WED 6:40, 7:30, 9:10, 9:55; THURS 6:40, 7:30, 9:10 WARM BODIES (14A) (VIOLENCE) FRI 4:50, 7:20, 10:00; SAT-SUN 2:00, 4:50, 7:20, 10:00; MON-THURS 7:40, 10:10 WARM BODIES (14A) (VIOLENCE) STAR &

at age 11 and met Magic Sam, an older guitarist and influential blues figure. Sam taught him about the instrument and gave him his first job as a bass player years later when he first moved to Chicago. He didn’t make his first recordings until 1966. He released his first album, Born Under A Bad Sign, on a French label in 1977 and put out an album of covers, Bad Boy, last year. Salzman said that bleeding ulcers sent Holt to the hospital, but that he also suffered from heart, lung and kidney ailments.

Cities are treated as extensions of humanity in a photo exhibit at the Red Deer Public Library. Calgary photographer Bill Peters encourages people to view cities, not just as utilitarian spaces, but as artistic endeavours that mirror their occupants. Cities capture beauty, joy, creativity, loneliness, emotional dissonance and other human qualities because they are “the greatest collaborative creations of humanity,” said Peters. His eye-catching large, colour prints are on display in the When the City Isn’t Looking: Photographs by Bill Peters exhibit. It runs from Feb. 26 to April 25 at the library’s Kiwanis Gallery, which is operated by the Red Deer Arts Council. Peters developed his approach to art photography while studying at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. His aim, by featuring certain architectural details and planes, is to express a sensibility of light, form, colour, space and texture by narrowing the viewer’s focus. Peters was inspired by a quote from artist Georgia O’Keefe, who said, “Nothing is less real than realism . . . it is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.” An opening reception will be held on First Friday, March 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Indulge in a specially created menu prepared with ingredients featuring Alberta producers. Nine appetizers will be used to showcase and celebrate homegrown products. Live music will enhance the evening. Tasty. Local. Fun! Be amazed by the extremely talented illusionist TriXtan and his assistants. Watch in awe as he defies the lines of reality! Want more? Get the VIP experience by attending the preshow dinner where you’ll get to see TriXtan up close and personal before the grand show. (18+)

Prince Albert Raiders Saturday, Feb. 23 7:30 pm -Finning - Jersey Night

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1988 — The Games of the XV Winter Olympiad open in Calgary. 1970 — The first presentation of Juno Awards to honour the best Canadian recording artists; the award is named after CRTC chairman and later CBC/SRC president Pierre Juneau.

1951 — Canadian troops with 27th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade make first contact with enemy in Korea. 1914 — Fraser River rockslide nearly wipes out the British Columbia area’s salmon fishing industry. 1909 — J.A.D. McCurdy flies the Belldesigned Silver Dart at an altitude of about 10 metres for nearly one km across Baddeck Bay. It is the first airplane flight in Canada by a Canadian and the first powered flight in the British Empire.





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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The economy showed signs of weakness at the end of last year and the beginning of this one as inflation in January slowed to its lowest level in more than three years and stingy holiday shoppers pinched December retail sales. The disappointing economic news sent the Canadian dollar to an eight-month low, dropping by more than half a cent, before recovering some ground. BMO chief economist Doug Porter called the inflation and retail reports two sides of the same coin. “They both come from the same place and that’s what was an underlying soft economic picture around the turn of the year,” he said. Statistics Canada said the consumer price index in January was up 0.5 per cent, the slowest pace since October 2009 and below economists’ expecta-


tions of a 0.7 per cent increase. Core inflation, which is watched by the Bank of Canada and excludes the most volatile items, was 1.0 per cent for January — at the low end of the central bank’s target range. Porter suggested that if inflation heads any lower it could spark talk of the central bank cutting interest rates. “I don’t believe they will, but there’s going to be talk about that,” said Porter, who does expect the bank will hold off on raising rates until the middle part of next year or even later. Meanwhile, retail sales fell 2.1 per cent in December, break-

ing a streak of five consecutive monthly gains and posting the largest drop since April 2010. Economists had expected a decline of just 0.3 per cent. Porter noted there were some special circumstances with November’s “Black Friday” promotions grabbing some sales and weak department store sales, but said the weakness was broad. “The softness was fairly widespread,” he said. “Every province saw sales drop in December versus November, so there were a number of factors at play here.” Excluding gasoline prices,


Lower starts forecast, more in 2014

Western Energy to acquire IROC Energy CALGARY — Contract oil driller Western Energy Services Corp. (TSX:WRG) saw its stock drop more than seven per cent Friday after announcing plans to buy IROC Energy Services Corp. (TSXV:ISC). The transaction, valued at $193.7 million, includes $36.6 million in debt. Western is offering a combination of $1.24 in cash and 0.2338 of a Western share for each share of the Red Deer, Alta.-based well servicing and oilfield equipment rental company. The combination, worth $3.10 per share, represents a 31 per cent premium to IROC’s closing price of $2.37 on Thursday and a 32 per cent premium to its 20-day volumeweighted average of $2.35. Upon conclusion of the deal, Western shareholders would own about 83.8 per cent of the combined entity and IROC shareholders 16.2 per cent.

Spain approves urgent job plan The Spanish government has approved a package of urgent reforms it hopes will create jobs for young people and help slash the country’s 26 per cent unemployment rate. The measures approved Friday include scrapping company social security payments for a year for young people as long as the company takes on long-term unemployed people aged over 45. Other measures include limiting monthly social security payments to 50 euros for six months for under 30s setting up their own businesses and the possibility of allowing people to use lump sum unemployment payments to start a company. Some six million people have lost their job since the economy went into freefall in 2008. The unemployment rate for people under 25 is a staggering 55 per cent. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

which fell 1.8 per cent yearover-year, Canadian inflation increased 0.6 per cent after rising 0.8 per cent in December. Higher prices for food, up 1.1 per cent, helped offset the lower fuel prices. The two reports saw the loonie drop 0.48 of a cent to 97.68 cents US after moving as low as 97.51 cents US. TD Bank economist Diana Petramala said with inflation well below the Bank of Canada’s two per cent target, the central bank is likely to keep rates where they are though 2013. “Given the weak economic backdrop heading into 2013, inflation is likely to remain soft over the next few months,” Petramala said. “However, price increases should pick-up modestly along with economic momentum as the year unfolds. In particular, rising gasoline prices will likely help bolster headline inflation in the coming months.”



Photo provided by the Japan Transport Safety Board shows the distorted main lithium-ion battery, left, and an undamaged auxiliary battery of the All Nippon Airways’ Boeing 787 which made an emergency landing on Jan. 16, 2013 at Takamatsu airport, western Japan. A probe into the overheating of the lithium ion battery in the All Nippon Airways Boeing 787 found it was improperly wired.

Boeing proposes a fix for 787 batteries BUT PLANES UNLIKELY TO FLY BEFORE APRIL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Boeing attempted a major step Friday toward getting its 787 Dreamliners flying again, proposing a fix for the plane’s troubled batteries that could allow the flights to resume as early as April, congressional officials said. The next question is whether the Federal Aviation Administration will agree to let the planes fly even though the root cause of a battery fire in one plane and a smoking battery in another is still unknown. A Boeing team led by CEO Ray Conner presented the plan to Federal Aviation Administration head Michael Huerta. The airliners, Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced, have not been allowed to fly since midJanuary. The plan calls for revamping the aircraft’s two lithium

ion batteries to ensure that any short-circuiting that could lead to a fire won’t spread from one battery cell to the others, officials said. That would be achieved by placing more robust ceramic insulation around each of the battery’s eight cells. The aim is to contain not only the short-circuiting, but any thermal runaway, a chemical reaction that leads to progressively hotter temperatures. The additional spacers will enlarge the battery, requiring a bigger battery box to hold the eight cells. That new box would also be more robust, with greater insulation along its sides to prevent any fire from escaping and damaging the rest of the plane, officials said. The plan will require testing and partially recertifying the safety of the plane’s batteries, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because

they weren’t authorized to speak publicly. The testing and recertification will take time, with engineers currently estimating completion sometime in April at the soonest, they said. Even after the batteries are recertified, it could take some more time to get the planes back into the air. Boeing will have to send teams to seven airlines in six countries to retrofit their planes. It’s up to Huerta to decide whether to approve the plan. But Boeing’s plan is not a surprise, since the company has kept regulators closely informed, the officials said. Boeing, the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board still have not identified the root cause of a Jan. 7 fire that erupted in an auxiliary power unit battery of a Japan Airlines 787 about a half-hour after the plane landed at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

OTTAWA — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says total annual housing starts are expected to be lower in 2013 compared with last year. CMHC says moderate economic and employment growth in the second half of 2012 have led to more modest housing demand this year. It says employment and economic growth will likely gain momentum later this year and in 2014, pushing housing starts slightly higher next year. On an annual basis, the number of housing starts is expected to range between 178,600 and 202,000 units in 2013, with a point forecast of 190,300 units. That compares with a level of 214,827 units in 2012 and is consistent with CMHC’s previous 2013 guidance of between 177,300 and 209,900 units, with a point forecast of 193,600 units. In 2014, CMHC forecasts there will between 171,200 and 217,000 units of housing started, with a point forecast of 194,100 units. Sales of existing homes are expected to range between 418,200 and 484,000 units in 2013, with a point forecast of 451,100 units, following a level of 453,372 in 2012. In 2014, sales of previously owned homes through the Multiple Listing Service are expected to range from 439,600 to 505,000 units, with an increase in the point forecast to 472,300 units. The average MLS price is forecast to be between $356,500 and $378,500 in 2013 and between $363,800 and $390,800 in 2014. CMHC’s point forecast for the average MLS price calls for a one per cent gain to $367,500 in 2013 and a further 2.7 per cent gain to $377,300 in 2014. “CMHC expects housing construction activity will trend lower in the first half of 2013, before gaining more momentum by the end of the year as economic and employment growth remain supportive of the Canadian housing market,” said Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist for CMHC. However, the Teranet-National Bank index of Canadian housing prices in January continued to show the effects of a cooling trend that has hovered over the real estate market for more than a year. The index was at 153 last month, up just 2.7 per cent from January 2012 — the lowest 12-month growth rate since November 2009.

Federal deficit totalled $600M in December BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government ran a deficit of $600 million in December, bringing the total for the first nine months of the current financial year to $13 billion. The December deficit was $100 million higher than in the final month of 2011 but the nine-month total was $3.1 billion lower thanks to savings in previous months of the current financial year. In its November fiscal update, the government said it expected to post a $26 billion deficit for the year, up $5 billion from the March budget forecast. TD Bank economist Jonathan Bendiner said Friday the nine-month results suggests the government could be slightly ahead of its target. “However, given the lack of momentum

currently seen in the Canadian economy over recent months, there may be room for the deficit to grow in the final stretch of fiscal year 2012-13,” Bendiner wrote in a report. “There have also been signals that the depressed oil price environment faced by Canadian oil producers will have an impact on fiscal coffers.” Earlier this month, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty cautioned that government revenues were being hurt by lower-thanexpected commodity prices, particularly Alberta crude, which is being sold as a discount to world prices due in part to limits in pipeline capacity. The December deficit grew as program expenses increased by $700 million from a year earlier to $20.3 billion for the month. Payments for benefits for the elderly increased by $200 million, while employment

insurance benefit payments increased by $200 million. Children’s benefits increased by $15 million. Meanwhile, major transfers to other levels of government increased by $600 million, while direct program spending was down $200 million. The federal government’s revenue grew by $600 million to $22.2 billion, with personal income tax revenues up $1 billion and corporate income tax revenues were down $400 million. Non-resident income tax revenues were down $200 million, while excise taxes and duties were up $400 million, due to an increase in GST revenue. EI premium revenues were up $44 million and other revenues were down $200 million. Public debt charges dropped by about $100 million.

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MARKETS MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Friday after worries about the future of U.S. economic stimulus drove the TSX lower over the previous two sessions. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 61.65 points to 12,701.63 with all sectors positive, except for tech stocks, while the TSX Venture Exchange advanced 10.71 points to 1,144.68. The Canadian dollar was down 0.2 of a cent at 97.96 cents US. It had earlier hit an eight-month low of 97.51 cents US amid data showing lower than expected retail sales and tame inflation figures. Retail sales fell 2.1 per cent in December, led by a decrease in vehicle sales. That was much more than the 0.3 per cent decline that economists had expected. The drop followed five consecutive monthly gains in retail sales. Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales decreased by 0.9 per cent. Meanwhile, Canada’s already low inflation subsided further in January. Statistics Canada says the consumer price index rose 0.5 per cent in January compared with a year earlier, a smaller increase than the 0.8 per cent gain in December and the smallest increase since October 2009. A strong earnings report from tech giant Hewlett Packard helped push New York indexes well into positive territory after two days of declines, sparked by the release of minutes from the Fed’s latest policy meeting. The Dow Jones industrials gained 119.95 points to 14,000.57, the Nasdaq was ahead 30.33 points to 3,161.82 and the S&P 500 index advanced 13.18 points to 1,515.6. Personal computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co. on Thursday reported earnings of $1.2 billion, or 63 cents per share, down 16 per cent from a year ago. Ex-items, HP would have earned 82 cents per share, well above the average estimate of 71 cents per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue fell six per cent to $28.4 billion, about $470 million above analysts’ projections. Investor sentiment also got some lift from data showing that a key survey of German business optimism rose sharply in February. The Ifo index rose to 107.4 from 104.3 in January. It was the fourth monthly increase in a row, well above the 104.9 points expected by financial market analysts and supported the feeling that Europe’s biggest economy can avoid slipping into recession. Friday’s figure followed an in increase in the ZEW index based on surveys of investment analysts released Tuesday. Commodity prices were mixed.

Commodities have been punished by a U.S. dollar which strengthened after the release of the Fed minutes on Wednesday. Also, oil prices had been undercut by data showing U.S. oil inventories rose last week by a much more than expected 4.14 million barrels. The April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange ticked 29 cents higher to US$92.71 a barrel after tumbling about US$4 over the previous two sessions. The energy sector gained 1.2 per cent and Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) improved by 41 cents to C$32.78 and Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gained 38 cents to $30.37. The base metals sector was up 1.16 per cent while March copper was down two cents at US$3.53 a pound after losing almost 10 cents over the previous two sessions. Lundin Mining (TSX:LUN) climbed 26 cents to C$4.86 while Sherritt International (TSX:S) gained 17 cents to $5.59. Lift was also provided by the financial sector, up 0.49 per cent as traders look ahead to earnings from most of the big Canadian banks next week. Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) climbed 40 cents to $63.11 while Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) was up 42 cents to $60.34. Telecoms also advanced with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) ahead 68 cents to $48.85. The gold sector was up about 0.2 per cent late in the morning as the April bullion contract declined for a third day, down $5.80 to US$1,572.80 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) fell 36 cents to C$7.49 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) rose 31 cents to C$33.22. The latest declines in bullion prices were sparked by the Fed minutes because the central bank’s quantitative easing has supported gold. The information technology sector was off 0.38 per cent with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) down 65 cents to $13.48 after the stock was downgraded Friday to a sell rating from a neutral one by MKM Partners. It cited a lower likelihood of success for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and lowered their price target from $12 to US$10 over the next 12 months. In other corporate news, after the markets closed Thursday, fertilizer giant Agrium Inc., (TSX:AGU) reported quarterly net earnings of $354 million, or $2.34 per share, beating expectations of $2.02 a share. Sales were $3.26 billion, in line with expectations and its shares fell $5.61 or 5.16 per cent to C$103.14. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Friday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,701.63 up 61.65 points

TSX Venture Exchange — 1,144.68 up 10.71 points TSX 60 — 730.15 up 3.21 points Dow — 14,000.57 up 119.95 points S&P 500 — 1,515.60 up 13.18 points Nasdaq — 3,161.82 up 30.33 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.96 cents US, down 0.20 of a cent Pound — C$1.5565, up 0.27 of a cent Euro — C$1.3460, up 0.29 of a cent Euro — US$1.3186, up 0.02 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.13 per barrel, up 29 cents (April contract) Gold futures: US$1,572.80 per oz., down $5.80 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $30.309 per oz., down 10.4 cents $974.43 kg., down $3.35 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Friday at 1,144.68, up 10.71 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 155.72 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: March ’13 $11.40 lower $632.00; May ’13 $10.30 lower $621.40; July ’13 $9.00 lower $609.80; Nov. ’13 $8.20 lower $563.60; Jan. ’14 $8.40 lower $560.60; March ’14 $8.40 lower $558.10; May ’14 $8.40 lower $556.00; July ’14 $8.40 lower $554.10; Nov. ’14 $8.40 lower $542.90; Jan ’15 $8.40 lower $542.90; March ’15 $8.40 lower $542.90. Barley (Western): March ’13 unchanged $241.50; May ’13 unchanged $242.50; July ’13 unchanged $243.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $243.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $243.00; March ’14 unchanged $243.00; May ’14 unchanged $243.00; July ’14 unchanged $243.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $243.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $243.00; March ’15 unchanged $243.00. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 457,920 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 457,920. Local companies’ market prices not available.


Ireland says meat processor shipped horse meat labeled ‘beef’ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBLIN, Ireland — An Irish slaughterhouse has been caught labeling horse meat as beef and shipping it to a company in the Czech Republic, Ireland’s government announced Friday in the most clear-cut finding by any country since the European-wide scandal began a month ago. No other government across Europe has pinpointed a single slaughterhouse that was mislabeling horse meat as beef. Until now, any companies found selling meat products containing hidden amounts of horse have insisted they were duped by others, while suspected slaughterhouses have insisted they either did not handle horses or labeled all horse-meat exports correctly. But Ireland says its fraud detectives have identified the practice at B&F Meats, a small slaughterhouse in the County Tipperary town of Carrick-on-Suir that is licensed to debone both

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in the supply chain. Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said he was “seriously concerned about this development.” B&F is the oldest slaughterhouse licensed to process horse meat in Ireland, and its product is legally sold to Irish and British makers of pet food as well as to customers in France, where horse meat is widely available for human consumption.

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cows and horses, and immediately shut down the facility. Ireland’s Agriculture Department said in a statement that detectives had discovered that B&F Meats was shipping horse meat “to a single customer in the Czech Republic ... using a label in the Czech language which, when translated, refers to beef.” Officials said the mislabeling was happening in the plant and not later

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A federal judge is blocking Apple from conducting a shareholder vote on a package of governance proposals, handing a victory to a rebel investor who is trying to persuade the company to share more of its cash with its investors. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan in New York ruled Friday that Apple was wrong to bundle four amendments to its corporate charter into one proposal for a vote at next Wednesday’s annual meeting. Shareholders should get to vote on the amendments separately, he said. Greenlight Capital, a hedge fund run by Wall Street maverick David Einhorn, sued Apple over the proposal because it would remove the board’s ability to issue preferred stock without shareholder authorization. Einhorn wants Apple to issue “iPrefs,” preferred shares with a guaranteed dividend, as a way of committing the company to sharing its massive profits with shareholders. Einhorn has been trying to rally Wall Street to vote against the Apple proposal as a way of showing their displeasure with the company’s capital-allocation policies. Right now, Apple hands only a small amount of its profits to shareholders through dividends and stock buybacks. The rest of the money goes in the bank, where Apple’s cash hoard amounted to $137 billion at the end of last year. That amount grows by about $40 billion every year, much of it from selling trend-setting gadgets such as the iPad and the iPhone. Investors almost universally want Apple to hand out at least some of that cash, but Einhorn hasn’t gotten much support for his “iPrefs” idea or his “No on Proposal 2” campaign. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.

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HOUSE TO HOME Opulent textures in passionate red create a romantic getaway that has timeless appeal. I find strengths in most styles; for me all facets of design have a place in our lives to a greater or lesser extent, and I’ve been fortunate in devising plans for my own homes that span an eclectic assortment of dwellings: an urban modern condo, Victorian townhouse, tiny English city cottage and now an Italian country house. In experimenting with so many wonderful styles of furnishings and shades of colour, there is one quality that I tend to seek out. I take special delight in what I think of as Forever Style. You find it in rooms that have a story to tell, a story that has been lived and told over and over again. In her latest book, Kathryn M. Ireland’s Timeless Interiors, published by Gibbs Smith, Ireland illustrates her talent for decorating a home that connects significantly to the past, while living comfortably in the present. A well-established fabric designer and devoted world traveller, Ireland’s deep-rooted passion for European style is evident in her choice of fabrics and furnishings. But a California upbringing insinuates fresh shades and a feeling of place in the homes she designs as well. The bedrooms in Timeless Interiors are remarkably personal rooms that capture the essence of the homeowners’ dreams for a retreat. Ireland has layered her fabrics and textile choices with skill, combining an old style four-posters draped in her gauzy ‘Moroccan’ sandy-toned panels with sundrenched hues of blue and red bed linens and pillow covers. The Malibu Beach House bedroom shown here connects with a sitting room that dazzles with sun by day and is crafted to be cozy and inviting

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Above: Soft folds of gauzy fabric drape the bed and windows in this airy Malibu bedroom designed by Kathryn Ireland. Below: Venetian red sitting room. at night. Inlaid Syrian side tables by the loveseat and upholstered stools face two vintage midcentury lawn chairs — a daring choice that underscores the beachy locale. This airy, timeless look is juxtaposed with an alternate style that has also been favoured throughout the ages — the passionate mystery and luxury of doge-era Venice. The master suite of film director Robert Zemeckis in Montecito is staged for love. In the sitting area, using the red damask wall fabric for curtains sustains the opulent mood and evokes a bygone era. The plump red velvet reading chair and footstool are invitingly comfy. There are many homes featured in Ireland’s beautiful book, each with interiors that show off gorgeous fabrics, most designed by her, and furnishings the author has discovered from destinations near and far. She chooses pieces that have a story, and these are what bring a room alive. The headboard in the Venetian style bedroom is a large gold 18th-century Italian Baroque fretwork panel found in

London. Fabric patterns are drawn from beloved historical designs and given a fresh twist if called for. Nina Campbell’s red damask fabric upholsters the walls, imparting a depth of colour not attainable with paint or wallpaper. These homes are indeed not fussy. and Ireland has a playful side. A vintage cast iron clawfoot tub is painted in hot pink, a decidedly L.A. colour that matches the abundant bougainvillea. A kitchen beams with bright yellow lower cabinetry aside a weathered wood island. Window dressings are side panels or roman blinds, simple styles that allow the magic of the fabrics to be seen clearly. These are pages filled with ideas for the ‘Forever Style’ that makes a home so dear. Debbie Travis’ House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to You can follow Debbie on Twitter at travis, and visit Debbie’s new website,

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creative luminaries smiling. Candice Olson waves a congratulatory handkerchief and Brian Gluckstein purrs support as we cartwheel past like Russian gymnasts hell bent on a perfect 10. As we reach Sarah Richardson, we pause for a moment to air kiss and she whispers, “So well deserved, darlings, so well deserved.” The adorable — and sartorially perfect — Tommy Smythe is so excited his bow tie spins and, gathering momentum, it blows Sarah’s hair like Beyonce’s, mid faceoff, with a wind machine. Storming the stage and grabbing our award (a platinum effigy depicting ¸ber designer — and columnist — Debbie Travis) we absorb the moment, weeping great oceans of salty, designer tears. And then, like some demented love child of Sally Fields and Halle Berry, we gurgle, cry and overplay in perfect unison. ‘We’d like to thank wallpaper suppliers the world over. And all those hardworking carpet manufacturers who lovingly tuft our custom rugs.

And our families, our grandparents, our late cats, the girl in the corner shop. Without them we would be nothing!’ The moment is perfect. Champagne corks pop. Fireworks explode and Snowbirds fly in perfect formation in the starry skies above. Then, from nowhere, a mighty alarm starts to ring, its sonorous note chilling our spines. Is there a fire? Is the world coming to an end? The thunderous bell gets louder and louder. Then realization strikes. Our alarm clock has sprung to life. It’s 7 a.m. and a new day is dawning. Damnation. It’s all been a dream. The entire ceremony. But hey, it was a fun party. We had a blast. And the nocturnal vision leads us neatly into Oscar chat and a guide to celebrity-inspired homestyle. Handy, huh?

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The glittering, star-spangled room is silent save for the sound of an envelope being teased gently apart. We hold our breath. Might we be lucky? The silence is deafening but, eventually, the master of ceremonies shrieks; “And the award for most excitable designers goes to Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan.” Us? Excitable? How very dare they! Oh my!! The crowd is on its feet, collective applause shaking the very foundations of the ballCOLIN & room in which The DiOscars (The Design Oscars) are being JUSTIN held. We’re overjoyed. Glancing around, we notice a host of

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OPTIONS: Long-term and party tweaks Today we’ll be covering two options: the first, a set of ideas for longer-term decorating, and the second, a concise round-up of party tweaks that should help your Academy Awards soiree go with a bang. OK, so you mightn’t have access to life-sized Oscar statues, but you can still make a huge first impression with sculptural topiary. Position a pair of verdant lovelies either side of your front door and, before long, your bushy welcome will be the stuff of folklore. And don’t worry about overspending; Home Depot ( curates an affordable selection of options. Max up, at least visually, with a predominantly almond painted palette. OK, so Hollywood’s Regency Period saw many rooms decorated in burgundy, deep blue, bottle green and ochre, but, in an average-size home, it’s often best to exercise a little restraint. Colour scheme addressed, hang outsized black and white photography to complete the picture. Try for classic movie imagery and a host of mounting and framing options. Shine, while thoroughly unwelcome on the pert noses of budding starlets, is crucial. Capture the cinematic buzz with glossy panelling in a lustrous wood genus such as teak. One wall should do it; a little of what you like goes a long way. Glass coffee tables, too, are properly on trend, as are silk and satin upholstery fabrics that shimmer as they hit the light. Our hot new source for glass tables (and a whole host of associated home wares) is Wayfair, which will happily ship most items free of charge ( Steal period detail from a Bette Davis frock and accentuate your window formation with tall, pinchpleated drapery. Opt for slate grey linen or creamy velvet to successfully capture mood. We recommend National Drapery ( for a full specification measure and make up service. Upholstery lines should be low and lean with acres of French button tufting. Stack black and white art books in artistic piles on low-slung ottomans and top with crisp white coral and gleaming Lucite bowls. Our pals at HomeSense ( have a wicked range of faux coral sculptures and gorgeous crystal-clear acrylic bowls. Chandeliers? Dripping deluxe, how else? Big was the modus operandi of Hollywood decorators like William Haines and Dorothy Draper, so think Liz Taylor sparkle to the power of 10. In short, opt for as much bling as your ceiling can support. Swim through the waves of the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods to capture especially appropriate results. Check out Lighting Universe ( for an illuminating selection of sparkly danglers. Wall to wall carpet? Yes, in some cases, but the majority of Hollywood’s finer homes were fitted with high-lustre wooden floors. Choose mahogany or oak (chevron style, if possible, and so de rigueur) and embellish with a thick rug or a Persian tapestry carpet. Try Canadian Flooring ( for a nononsense approach to lumber and visit for a range of modern and traditional tufted treats. Add flowers, loads of them. Imagine curtain-call bouquets for leading ladies. Fill dreamy cut crystal vases with stout pink lilies, delicate white orchids and aromatic snow-toned roses. Gorgeous, we tell you. Gorgeous. Visit Fresh Florals (

and ask for Bruno; he provides floral punctuation at Canada’s most glamorous parties. Cocktail carts are a total must-have. Cast your mind back to James Stewart in Rear Window fixing a stiff drink and pouring it over the rocks. Root out shiny metal bar wares and arrange alongside cut crystal decanters and sparkling gold-rimmed glassware. Try the Libations bar cart from Crate and Barrel ( to suffuse your scheme with a potent shot of vintage. Bedrooms should ooze sex appeal. Attire with Lucite finishes, satin linens and dramatic dressing tables that ache under the weight of squeeze-action perfume bottles and horn-handled brushes. And don’t forget the mirror; preferably something Venetian, three sided, or with Art Deco lines. Angus and Company ( stock loads of Hollywood era style kit — be inspired!

such as hyacinths and white roses and mix in just one other dramatic accent via lipstick red or powder pink roses.

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Rock out you best frock or penguin: Forget sweat pants and trainers. It’s time to dress to impress. Girls, beg borrow or steal a glitzy gown, and fellas, the only way to go is a black dinner suit. Would you expect Anne Hathaway to float down the red carpet in her Lululemons or Mr. Clooney to make an appearance in jeans and an open necked shirt? Eh, no.

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Roll out the red carpet The clever peeps at do a roaring trade at this time of year. Rent a 25-foot section of ruby berber for $99 and create your own Walk of Fame. Cut out gold cardboard stars for each party guest and detail their names using a thick black pen.

Cocktails Molt et Chandon is the official bubbly at the film industry’s biggest party but, for a host of other boozy options, visit and savour a spirited collection of party martinis to kick off your Academy Awards shindig.

Flower power Forget multi colour. Use loads of white blooms

Appetizers Tickle your guests’ taste buds with ‘official’ Academy Awards pre-dinner snacks such as devilled eggs with caviar. Scope and prepare to drool.

Dinner is served Bring out your best crockery and dress your table to impress. Stack up plates on gold chargers and haul out your best glass wares. For best effect, float everything on a sea of purest white napery.

Swag bags All the best Oscar parties bestow all manner of freebies. Don’t be outdone! Grab monochrome toned sacks from Dollarama and fill with retro candy, classic movie DVDs and lottery tickets. Tie off with silver ribbon and name tags.

Worry not You have a whole day left to plan! While some folks maintain awards don’t matter, it certainly wasn’t like that in our dream! On the other hand, there’s nothing quite as rewarding as a house full of happy guests enjoying life to the fullest. So what are you waiting for? Let the party begin! Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @ colinjustin or on Facebook (ColinandJustin). Check out their new product ranges at Contact them through their website

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PAINT: Citrus-based strippers are effective; remember to dispose of toxic lead paints The first products to challenge traditional strippers were citrus-based, and they didn’t work very well. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking that all new stripper formulations aren’t good. That’s simply not true any more. I’ve used Citrus Strip, Organic Strip and Greensolv in my work for years. They perform well because they don’t dry out. Brush them on and they stay wet and active as long as necessary to soften multiple layers of finish in one go. Why bother with new stripper formulations at all? Traditional strippers, though still available, are made with methylene chloride, and experience has shown that it’s very difficult to get enough ventilation to let this product be used safely indoors. Unless you’re using a chemical stripper outdoors, choose a safer formulation, though you still need to protect yourself. Safer as these products might be, wear in a respirator and rubber gloves while stripping paint. Besides protecting you against fumes, more importantly a respirator and gloves protects against toxins in the paint itself. Want to steer clear of the hassle and expense of liquid paint strippers altogether? Many pros use heat to soften paints, and while this is effective, it may also be killing them. Even though stripping old paint with a propane torch has been standard practice for years, you shouldn’t do it. It’s a health hazard, especially in older homes because paints used before the 1970s were made with lead. This highly toxic metal vapourizes when heated hotter than about 1100 F, as usually happens with a propane torch. But this doesn’t mean that you’ve got to resort exclusively to strippers and scraping if you want to stay safe. There’s another way to deliver paint-stripping heat and it’s faster, more effective and safer than a propane torch. One option I’ve used personally, is called the Silent Paint Remover. It’s a hand-held plug-in electric tool that uses a glowing red element to heat the paint and soften it by radiation, at temperatures lower than the vaporization point of lead. Regardless of how you remove old paint, all scraped or stripped residue must be disposed of as toxic waste. Softening paint is only part of the equation. The next phase usually involves scraping, and for this to happen efficiently, you need to use more than just an old putty knife. The key to effective paint scraping is tools that match the shape of the surfaces you’re stripping, while also allowing your whole upper body to get in on the act, if possible. No matter what kind of stripping and scraping strategy you use, sanding is usually at least a little part of the final phase of a paint stripping job. Sanding by hand alone, with a quartersheet finishing sander, or with a detail sander puts the finishing touch on your old wood before applying any new finish. Just don’t sand too much. Old wood usually has a rich glow about it, and if you work your way back to a completely fresh surface, you’ll lose a lot of the beauty that’s there. A little polymerized tung oil, or Wipe-On Poly To get a quick quote visit or call: is just the thing to let the beauty and patina shine through.

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Marriage has damaged relationship with mother Dear Annie: I always felt that my mother and I were inseparable. I never thought I would be blessed to marry a wonderful man and that it would damage our relationship, but it did. My mom has had a great influence on my life for 32 years, but this had to end. She only developed a problem with my then-boyfriend MITCHELL when she saw that it & SUGAR was serious. She tried everything to break us up, including having him investigated. She told me he was “no good.” I chose to pray and follow my heart and not listen to her. I’m happy I did. I couldn’t ask for a better husband. Mom did not come to my wedding and refuses to come to my house, saying I chose a man over her. But, Annie, I cannot allow her to continue to be so disrespectful of my husband. Please tell your readers that trying to control your children will only push them away and create resentment. My mom centered her life around me and now feels lost. I’m still struggling to adjust to not having her in my life, but I refuse to leave my husband to make her happy. I have made great choices. I completed graduate school and have a terrific career. Many mothers would love to have a daughter and son-in-law like us. Is there anything I can do? — Missing My Mother but Loving My Husband Dear Missing: Your mother’s jealousy has clouded her thinking, and instead of a close, warm relationship with you, your husband and your future children, she has isolated herself in bitterness. We hope you will give her the opportunity to get past this, although it may take time and a good deal of forgiveness on your part. Continue to periodically reach out to her, inviting her to your home with the understanding that she must treat your husband with decency. Over time, we suspect she will miss you enough to make the effort. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


Saturday, Feb. 23 as your thinking is scattered and lacks a THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The gover- clear a pattern. Take life as it is, even if it nor of our verbal and written skills, Mercu- might seem imperfect. ry is officially going into hibernation mode SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You for the next few weeks. Utilize this time are going through an inquisitive phase to review your past actions and examine where you will be asking yourself whether your current life situation. Do not begin you live on solid basic structures. You any new venture during this may act moodier now or be time or expect quick results. prone to changeability. Don’t This is a time to be patient disregard your vivacious naand forgiving. Resentments ture than has the potential to will only work against you. alleviate any negative energy. Tolerate and let go. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If toJan. 19): If you’re feeling day is your birthday, you will that your mind is like a racbe looking forward to impleing game, you are not alone. menting a little bit of playfulAnticipate wasteful and unness and some drama into necessary information to your daily life. You will feel the break your routine and give need to be of service to others you some grey hairs. Learn to and you will do it quite generbreathe through the nose. ASTRO ously. Changes will occur in AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. DOYNA your daily tasks bringing you 18): If money is not on your interesting monetary surprises mind, now it has to be. It is along with personal and docrucial to your wellbeing to mestic emotional fulfilment. reassess your real budgetARIES (March 21-April 19): You are ary needs and to evaluate your sense of going through a vital mental assessment worth. It’s time to reallocate your resources of your life. You question every single mo- so that they reflect your life standards. tive and intention. Underlying messages PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are might give you a hint about the voids in entering a period of and self-questioning. your life. Answers will start appearing al- Your daily life will be prone to slowing most sporadically. down in its progress and results won’t TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Have you come by as easily. Do some reflection and been pursuing the dreams that truly fulfil stay away from any type of entanglements. your own personal desires? Are you sur- It will only lead you to more confusion. rounded by the right group of individuals or affiliated by a supportive circle of friends? Sunday, Feb. 24 These will be typical kinds of questions THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon that you will be inquiring yourself at this radiates in the dramatic sign of Leo. Being time. generous, honest and loyal towards others GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are today will act like karmic players for us. more decided than ever to work on your It’s a marvellous day for any entertaining, vocation. You will review your career fun-loving or social activities as long as choices and rethink where you would see we don’t let emotions get the best of us. yourself going. Your mindset is fixated on Leo’s energy motivates us to be live actors your reputation and image in society. in our everyday life with our own, personal CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your screenplay. spectrum of life philosophies is undergoHAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your ing some changes now. You are analyzing birthday, you will have a very playful and your meaning in this reality while reform- enthusiastic kind of year. You will add a bit ing some of your convictions and beliefs. of drama in everything you do. Your everyIf you are travelling, anticipate delays or day life will look less dull and more colourmisunderstandings. ful. Even if you may not receive much LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your mind is support or love this year, you’ll manage probing and examining the deeper spheres to remain positive and forward-looking in of life. While you are more intuitive than most of your endeavours. usually, use this time to do research conARIES (March 21-April 19): The decerning issues that you have swept under sire to enjoy yourself today is relatively the carpet. Reassess your shared financial strong. However, if you could let disrupsituation. tions pass you by, there is much you can VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There’s complete today behind the scenes, away lots of discussions and information thrown from the public eye, in your own solitude into your direction. Sometimes it’s really time. hard to keep up with all the comments and TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your critique we get at once. Don’t let opposing heart scream for some family time, yet viewpoints get the best of you. your mind is aiming towards achieving LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your daily greater success. An unknown, undisclosed routine seems to get more and more hec- acquaintance could support you in furthertic. Your office environment is changeable ing your ambitions and in bringing you and stability is out of question. Some col- some interesting opportunities. leagues might act quite irritating at this GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have time. Mind your own business and try to to speak up what’s on your mind and you keep up with your schedule. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Possible miscommunications with your children or a loved one may take place during this time. Discipline seems harder to attain during this time


need to relate to others today, but affections might not be as mutual. Don’t be surprised if you are suddenly in the centre of attention. You are being noticed for your prominent figure. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Realizing that your basic foundations are safe and sound, that would only bring you into a comfortable mindset. If you are currently travelling, you will derive much excitement and you will see the world from a different perspective. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Reciprocating feelings would undeniably be the cherry on top, except that some conciliation that has to be done before. An obstacle from your past or an annoying debt can suddenly seem to alleviate. You might find a solution that will free your consciousness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Running some mundane errands appeal much more to you now than exposing your feeling to the surface. If an alliance offers you the possibility to go into a business venture, keep the connection but do not initiate anything new as of yet. Do your research for now. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s great to be out and about and emerge yourself into indulgent activities; however, certain duties require your attention today. You will not encounter a problem with that as you recognize the fact that you are totally in control of the situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It appears that there are lots of eyes on you today and you feel as if there’s a magnifying glass watching over you. You’re just protecting your territory and you want to ensure that you are safe where you stand. An out of the blue surprise will make you feel excitable. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You cannot stay still and simply do nothing today. There’s a restlessness that’s itching you to go out and release your desire for freedom. You may finally decide to change your living space as you desire more autonomy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You aspire for meaningful experiences that hold a promising flavour to it, yet today, this might prove itself as a challenge. Do not let this dampen your spirits as your mind will unexpectedly be preoccupied with enjoyable intellectual pursuits or interests. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need companionship and you crave to be close to your public. The opportunity to voice your talents and your interest to a greater public will be spectacular. You may unexpectedly acquire some monetary windfall. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Certain tasks and obligations have to be executed today and you might feel a bit restrained by them. Yet, when you least expect it, an opportunity will knock at your door and bring you some much valued freedom. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist.


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Past her suffering, past her pain. Cease to weep for tears are vain. She who suffered is at rest, Gone to Heaven with the blest.

LYLE JAMES SCHNEPF Sept. 13, 1958 - Feb. 23, 2011

WHITEHEAD Marjorie Jean Jean Whitehead passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the age of 79 years. She is survived by her children, Valerie Willison, David Whitehead, Blair Whitehead and Susan (Mike) Krebs; and by her grandchildren, James (Barb) Willison and Brett and Courtney Whitehead. Jean is predeceased by her husband, Bernard. There will not be a funeral service at Jean’s request. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319

Our beloved Sylvia passed away on January 27, 2013. She was born March 1, 1927 in Clive, AB, Canada. She and Raymond Burton Lawson were married on August 16, 1947 and enjoyed 65 years of great love, friendship and travel with their family and friends. Sylvia worked for Prairie Bus Lines in Red Deer, AB, Canada for many years, and was active in the Lions Club, IODE, CGIT in and many church and civic activities. She and Raymond formed lasting friendships with their fellow square dancers, and loved entertaining and travel. She will be remembered by all for her great enjoyment of life, as well as her loyalty to family and friends, and genuine concern for others. Sylvia is survived by her loving husband Raymond, sons Keith (Peggy), Brian (Linda) of Mesa, AZ and daughter Nora Reilander (Dennis) of Innisfail, AB, Canada, along with four grandchildren and their spouses, six great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister; Dorothy Hawkes, brother, Norman Gish (Joan), sister-in-law, Peggy Gish and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gish. A celebration and remembrance of her life will be held Saturday, March 23, 2:00 pm at Legacy Retirement Community, 5625 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215.

~From your loving family. SCOTT HEADRICK Sept. 10, 1964 - Feb. 23, 2012 DAD, It’s been a year and not a second passes that I don’t think about you. Good and bad things happen and I still grab my phone to call you. I thank you for being my dad, for all of our adventures, (sledding, fishing or just driving to find good food), for making me laugh when I just wanted to cry. Going on without you is going to be an uphill battle. I’m so grateful to have had the time I did have with you. Rest in Peace Papa Bear.

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LEBLANC/LAMBERT Dale and Darlene Mytton and Marcel and Bernie LeBlanc are thrilled and proud to announce the birth of their beautiful granddaughter on November 21, 2012. Loving parents of Viviana Eleanor Louise Leblanc are Jordin Denis LeBlanc and Stacey Louise LeBlanc.


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I AM WITH YOU STILL I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still - do not weep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints of snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone I am with you still - in each new dawn.


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Love Melissa (Mellie) Baker, Brenda, Jason and Blaze SCOTT DUNCAN HEADRICK Sept. 10, 1964 - Feb. 23, 2012


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MacKinnon Well done Doris Jeanne on your recent convocation for your Ph. D. in History from the University of Calgary. Congratulations as well on the publication of your first book, The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith and on being short listed for the Saskatchewan Book Awards. Enjoy your teaching position at Olds College. Love from your family in Alberta and Nova Scotia.

1/2 MI. W. of Hwy. 2 & Blackfalds overpass, on Aspelund Rd. (north side) Sat. Feb. 23, 9 - 3 (ALL INSIDE OF SHOP) Insulators, antique sewing machine, balloon tire bikes, service station pump, oil cans, misc. tools, pet crates, new rolls of barbed wire, misc. items ALL MUST GO!!


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RESTA Edward Leonard Edward Leonard Resta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the age of 70 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings; Lillian Sprecher, Marcie Line, Don (Pat), Henry (Helen), Jim (Vicky) and Dennis. Edward will also be missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Sylvia, b r o t h e r, J u l i o , p a r e n t s ; Laurence and Julia, and his special companion, Doreen. A Memorial Service for Edward will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Patrick Brown EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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Bettylou Ella Henry Loved Life! She was born on January 11, 1931 to William Alexander and Marylou Ella Denmark. Bettylou attended Lindsay Thurber Composite High School and graduated from the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing in April of 1953. She married Gordon Patrick Henry in a beautiful summer ceremony in June of 1953. Bettylou worked for many years as a nurse at the Red Deer Nursing Home and was also an active member of the c o m m u n i t y. S h e w a s a Kinette with the Kinsmen Club and volunteered at the Moose Cottage and Palliative Care unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. She was also involved with the Festival of Trees and many other organizations. Bettylou loved to play golf and spent a great deal of time in Fairmont Hot Springs with family and friends. She also enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge and Smear. Bettylou dearly loved and cherished her great friends in Red Deer and afar. She was predeceased by her husband, Pat and is survived by the children she loved; Mike (Janice), Sue (Shaun), Greg (Sandy), and Pat (Leelee), and seven wonderful grandchildren; Cam (Laura), Kyle, Shea, Cael, Marcus, Mia, and Savannah. The family would like to thank all the staff on Unit 33 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Dr. Curtis and Staff in ICU. Thank you to D r. B o b C o o p e r a n d h e r many friends over the past year and a special thank you to Shirley Gibson, Sharon Stephen, Judy Sehers for all the loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bettylou’s name may be made directly to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, 6 0 0 - 6 0 S t . C l a i r Av e n u e East, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1N5. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Riverbend Golf and Country Club, 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

Two years ago you were taken from us. Our hearts have not begun to heal. Passing days bring quiet reflection, but doesn’t take away the pain we feel. We miss your laughter, your smile, your warm and loving embrace. We will carry you always in our hearts. Until we meet again.


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Location: Eckville Jr/Sr High School Benefits: Wolf Creek Public Schools offer all full-time cleaning staff a comprehensive benefit package which includes three weeks of paid vacation after the completion of one year of service. Hourly salary range: $15.95 - $19.07/hr. based on experience with opportunities for annual wage advancement. Qualifications: • Willingness to perform tasks and to remain flexible in the performance of duties • Previous history of excellent work habits and attendance record • Previous experience with all aspects of cleaning and maintaining a school would be a definite asset, “on the job” training will be provided as well • The ability to cooperate with staff and students • Physically fit so as to perform all required duties • Ability to understand and follow instructions Deadline for Applications: Feb. 28, 2013 Interested candidates are invited to submit applications to: Mr. Mel Henderson Custodian/Grounds Foreman, Wolf Creek Public Schools 6000 Highway 2A, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1P6 Phone: 403-785-0728 Fax: 403-783-3155 Email: Please Note: We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but



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ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black

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* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. YOUR old don’t wants could become someone else’s treasure. Sell it fast with an Advocate Want Ad. Phone 309-3300.


Ferus is looking for a talented and reliable full time Shop Foreman to join our Transportation Department located at our Blackfalds base. The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation of the maintenance shop, and coordinating mechanical staff and unit maintenance. The incumbent will excel at working with journeyman and apprentice Heavy Duty Mechanics, with exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities, team work and professionalism. The successful candidate will have good knowledge of information systems, combined with superior organizational skills and proven decision making and problem resolution abilities. Responsibilities: • Supervision of shop personnel, assigning jobs, tracking time and attendance, check time cards in a timely manner, creation of work schedules • Ensure quality workmanship by supervising and assisting technicians • Assisting peers in developing diagnostic skills and perform all heavy duty technician duties when necessary • Monitor work orders for accuracy, efficiency and completion • Maintain full compliance of equipment as required by government, regulatory and company guidelines and regulations • Champion shop safety, organization & cleanliness • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician Certification Requirements: • Valid class 5 driver’s license • Highly developed mechanical background knowledge • Experience with a computerized purchasing and maintenance management systems • Experience in a supervisory role is an asset • Proven ability to prioritize, organize and manage time effectively • Strong analytical and problem solving skills Ferus offers competitive industry rates and an excellent benefits package, including a Group Savings Plan. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, Please email your resume by March 1st, 2013

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

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POINTS WEST LIVING STETTLER REQUIRES GENERAL MANAGER Facility - A 104 suite full service Designated Supportive Living and Independent Living Facility Operated by Connecting Care - A leader in seniors’ supportive housing management in Alberta. We are looking for a caring professional who is a leader and wants to work in Supportive Housing. Responsible for the overall management, HR, marketing and administration of the facility. Qualifications: R.N. registered with CARNA an asset, management experience, time management and problem solving skills Experience: Community involvement, seniors care, hospitality, human resource development, demonstrated record of effective communication with seniors and staff. Wage: Based on qualifications and years of experience, plus benefits and RRSP matching plan. Submit resumes: Email: jobs@ Closing: April 15, 2013 Only successful applicants will be notified.

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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 MCDONALD’S Restaurants in Gasoline Alley (East and West) are now hiring full time TEAM LEADERS (Food Service Supervisors). Starting wage is between $11.05 to $13.00 per hour, depending upon previous experience and/or equivilent education. All restaurants are 24 hours so applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, weekend, evenings and late nights. We offer benefits and opportunities for further advancement. Apply in person, or on line at or fax resume to 403-783-4251. RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Also BREAKFAST ROOM ATTENDANTS, early morning shifts, flexibility req’d. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433



We offer a comprehensive package, including salary, commission/bonus programs, and full benefits. Please send your resume in confidence to Mr. Mike Richards, Regional Manager at: mike.richards@ We appreciate and thank all candidates for their interest, however advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted directly.


OLD DUTCH FOODS LTD. is a leader in the snack foods industry. We are looking for a career oriented person who loves sales and customer service to fill the position of Route Sales Assistant for off truck sales. You must be self motivated and enjoy a challenge. This is a full time entry level position, with long term career opportunities. Some weekend work and out of town travel may be necessary. You will receive sufficient training that will equip you with knowledge and confidence to work on your own. This position is training to become an independent distributor. Applicants must be bondable and supply a current drivers abstract with resume. As an employee you will qualify for our competitive compensation package as well as a great benefit package. Possible relocation may be an option. Please drop off your resume to 7863-49 Ave. Red Deer or fax to 403-347-9155 or email harvey.rue@olddutchfoods,.com Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Ferus Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry.

Blackfalds & Grande Prairie

Ferus’ Operations division requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our growing team to service Ferus’ expanding fleet of tractor & trailer units in our Blackfalds and Grande Prairie Bases. Reporting to the Shop Foreman you will be responsible for a variety of duties in a service oriented environment. Working in the Oil and Gas Field you will be required to work effectively unsupervised, have good working knowledge of Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer repairs, combined with a great attitude. A CVIP inspection license or the ability to obtain one is required. Due to the nature and volume of work some overtime and on call work will be required.

Blackfalds & Grande Prairie

Reporting to the Shop Foreman, this individual will be responsible for a variety of duties in a serviceoriented environment. The successful candidate will be willing to work towards their Interprovincial Heavy Equipment Technician certification and have completed at a minimum their 3rd year apprenticeship requirements. This individual must be highly motivated and mechanically inclined. Ferus offers a competitive compensation package including a competitive base salary, bonus incentive plan & an excellent Benefits Package, including flex days, flexible spending account and a Group RSP Savings Plan. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, please email your resume by March 15th, 2013

We thank you for your interest; however, only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

Lonkar offers comprehensive training, salary & a benefit package including a matching RRSP plan and a DSPP plan. If you are a team player looking for a dynamic career in the Oil & Gas industry, please submit your resume, current drivers abstract & a list of current safety training certificates to:

8080 Edgar Industrial Crescent


PARKLAND YOUTH HOMES SOCIETY Red Deer, Alberta Parkland Youth Homes is a non-profit, dynamic, learning organization that is passionate about providing quality service to youth and families in the Red Deer area. We are seeking qualified, motivated individuals to fill the following positions:



Applicants are sincerely thanked in advance for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition closes when positions are filled.

please visit:

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

We are currently hiring for the position of:


The QA/QC Coordinator will be responsible to provide subject matter expertise and support to the Quality Services Team at Studon. The position will require occasional travel. The ideal candidate will have the following: • Minimum of two years of QA/QC experience in the Oil & Gas / Electrical Construction Industry • JM Electrician with Interprovincial Certification 0 Dual Ticketed (Electrical/ Instrumentation) an asset • Have/ working towards Quality Management Certificate an asset • Strong Communication, Presentation, and Leadership Skills • Excellent computers skills with a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of Products • Ability to read and understand blueprints • Vast knowledge of the Canadian Electrical Code STUDON offers a competitive salary, and an opportunity to apply your skills in a challenging and rewarding environment. If applicable, relocation allowance provided. Please forward your resume to the address below. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates interviewed will be contacted. Please note: This job posting closes on March 1, 2013 STUDON Electric & Controls Inc. Attention: Andrea Mercer Fax # 403-342-6505 Email “People Pride & Service”


SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580

CLASS 1 or 3 Drivers needed Please fax or email your driver’s advstract, references and resume to: Mike.castilloux@ 403 347 8060(fax)

3rd year Apprentice and/or Journeyman Evraz will be holding a Trades Job Fair at the Parts Person iHotel on 67th on February for their Rimbey location. Farming background an asset.

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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.

Employment Opportunity. * Class 3 license a must. 27th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 *Class 1 preferred p m . I n t e r v i e w s w i l l b e * Picker experience a plus conducted on site as part Distribute precast concrete of an immediate hiring in central AB area. process. Fax resume with clean driver’s abstract to: Evraz Inc. NA is the largest 403-886-4853 producer of steel and pipe or drop off resume at: in Western Canada and a 930 Fleming Ave. Penhold. recognized leader in the Inquiries, call Gary North American oil and gas 403-588-6505 industry. We are committed to safe, responsible work practices and strive to recruit individuals who share our dedication to continuous success. W e o f f e r e m p l o y e e s FULL-TIME Truck Driver competitive wages and a r e q u i r e d a t E a s t m a n comprehensive benefits F e e d s , E x p e r i e n c e a n package, including signifi- a s s e t . Wo r k s c h e d u l e cant bonus opportunities. Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Competitive wages Evraz is expanding mainte- and benefits. Apply with nance coverage to all r e s u m e a n d d r i v e r s shifts and is in need of the a b s t r a c t v i a e m a i l : following positions: cliff.miller@eastmanfeeds. com or fax to Skilled Trades People, (403) 341-3144. Millwrights, Electricians and Machinists Applicants must possess a Business valid provincial journeyman certification or Interprovin- Opportunities cial Red Seal certification. Previous work experience Join Distinctly Tea in the in an industrial manufactur- high growth & high margin ing setting is preferred, but retail loose leaf tea indusnot required. These are full try. time shift work positions. Duties include trouble- Misc. shooting and maintenance Help of plant equipment.

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If you are looking for a ACADEMIC Express career with a strong Adult Education company, you owe it to and Training yourself to attend the Evraz Trades Job Fair. • GED classes evening Plan to visit us at the iHotel and days on 67th on February 27th from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm • Women in the Trades

Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email All potential hires will be • Math and Science in required to attend and the trades or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! pass a pre-employment medical including drug Gov’t of Alberta Funding may screening test before being be avail. GRAPHIC offered employment. For more information on 403-340-1930 DESIGNER Evraz’s North American operations, visit Looking for a new pet? Work with clients from Check out Classifieds to initial concept through job completion in a fast paced Evraz..making the world find the purrfect pet. stronger. environment. Creative, great people DISPATCHER req’d. skills and a keen eye for detail. Knowledge of Red Deer Truckers/ Print or related industry and area is essential. Drivers experience or equivalent Good communication, education required. skills both verbal and writFor more info/apply online: CLASS 1 drivers req’d to ten. Must have effective pull flat deck, exc. wages, time management skills email: careers@ safety bonuses, benefits. and able to multi task in a We run the 4 western provfast paced environment. i n c e s . P l e a s e c o n t a c t Experience preferred, but 1-877-787-2501 for more will train suitable applicant. info or fax resume and abSend resume by fax to stract to 403-784-2330 403-346-0295


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We are currently looking for an energetic, positive, reliable, mature and skilled individual to fill this position. JOB REQUIREMENTS:: * No formal education req`d * 44 hrs. per wk with some wknds. * Heavy lifting, running equip., yard maintenance, lawncare, snow removal. Wage $ Expected start date: ASAP Those interested please email resume to: resumes@ or fax to 403-729-2396. SECURITY guards wanted, F/T & P.T days, nights ,evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be bondable, and have security guard license. Call or fax 587-273-0077 to set up appointment TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


For employment opportunities in our other Red Deer, AB T4P 3R3 locations,

Please specify position when applying to this ad.

Truckers/ Drivers


Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

To: or fax 1-888-879-6125 Please reference: Ad #RDGP-MEC-0313


FUTURE AG INC. your Central Alberta Case Trades Job Fair IH Agricultural Equipment C o m p e n s a t i o n r a n g i n g Central Alberta’s Largest dealer is looking for a full time from $36.90 - $49.16/hour Car Lot in Classifieds




NO RIG WELDERS Must be able to read blueprints. Flare stack experience and Stainless welding ticket would Be a asset. Great rates and hours. Merit program. Please email resume to Or fax to (403)340-3471


Heavy Duty Mechanic Journeyman



GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. 403-309-1644 Email:



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

Our Red Deer Operation Center is currently accepting resumes for:

Part of the hiring process demands proof of a current Criminal Record check prior to starting. Catholic Social Services will facilitate an orientation session to the Approved Home Program and on-going monthly training is offered as well. The monthly remuneration for the successful candidate is $1300.00.

Human Resources Parkland Youth Homes Society 4920 54 St., Red Deer, AB, T4N 2G8


Great People, Great Results, Great Careers!

The successful candidate will benefit from experience with individuals with FASD as well as demonstrate a creative approach for elevating internal stressor. The young man is planning to seek employment in Red Deer and has applied to attend the Red Deer College starting in the fall 2013. The individual will pay Room & Board.

Resumes can be emailed to: Faxed to: 403-346-3225 or forwarded to:





As an Approved Home proprietor you will provide ongoing training and support in addition to daily structure in a positive supportive home environment.

Interested applicants please contact Catholic Social Services @ 403-347-8844


WANTED: Outside sales APPRENTICESHIP people for a fast growing OPPORTUNITY security company. CARSTAR Red Deer Successful applicants must (Pro Collision) p o s s e s s a n o u t g o i n g is currently looking to add personality, be self moti- an Autobody apprentice to THE RUSTY PELICAN is v a t e d , a n d b e v e r y now accepting resumes for organized. Door to door our team. We are a large production collision repair a well experienced sales experience is an facility located in downtown F/T SERVER asset but not necessary. Red Deer and we are Apply within: 2079-50 Please email resume to looking to bring on and Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. hr@ train another technician. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone Applicants should be calls WILL NOT be accepted. ambitious, reliable, hard-working and able to work in a team environment. Sales & Trades Relevant experience would Distributors be considered as an asset, First Choice Collision but we are willing to train the right individual looking Seeking Journeyman or 2nd /3rd year apprentices. to enter the trade. There is no shift work or weekends Positions for body, prep required in this position, and refinishing technicians Monday to Friday only.† needed for our car and Wages are based on light truck division. Top BDI Canada Inc. experience and attitude. wages, bonus programs Please apply in person to and benefit package. Fax We are a well-established 4517 54 Avenue resumes to world-wide supplier of (Corner of Taylor Drive (403) 343-2160; e-mail bearings, P/T and and 45th Street). specialized industrial If it isn’t possible to apply or drop off in person @ #5, products, serving the in person during regular 7493, 49th Avenue forestry, mining, pulp and business hours, Crescent, Red Deer. paper, food and beverage, please call 403-343-0505 and OEM industries. to arrange an appointment. Blue Grass Sod Farms, We are currently seeking a Box 11, Site 2, RR #1, Red D. LESLIE WELDING LTD. Deer, Alberta self-motivated, resultsWe are currently accepting F/T farm equipment technioriented professional to resumes for B Pressure, cian req’d with exp. fulfill the role of Technical Journeyman and Contract repairing farm equipment. Sales Representative at Welders. Valid safety tick$31 hr, 44 hrs week, dental ets req’d. Rig welding exp. our Red Deer branch. & health benefits avail. asset. Fax your resumes Email resume to debbie. You need to have a to: 403-729-2771 or send Post-secondary education or fax by email to: dlesliewelding 403-342-7488 and be mechanically inclined or have an equivalent technical background with 5+ years’ Trades experience in selling Industrial products.

WEST 285 LTD. o/a O/A Energy Factor in Red Deer req’s F/T shift sales people $14/hr & 1 to 2 yrs. Exp’d supervisor, $17.50/hr email: Catholic Social Services is offering a rewarding opportunity with the Approved Home Program serving a young adult male diagnosed witih developmental disabilities. This young man has in the past been receiving supports from the FASD Network.

Sales & Distributors

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 403-340-3471 STUCCO Labourers. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. 403-588-5306

Truckers/ Drivers





APPRENTICE RV MECHANIC Duties include: • All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction Attributes: • Organized & Reliable • Outgoing • Physically fit • Mechanically inclined • Entry level position • On the job training • Permanent position • Tool allowance • Training allowance • Company benefits

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






Duties include: - Service Writing - Warranty Administration - Service Scheduling - Maintaining Paper Flow Attributes: - Outgoing - Organized - Mechanically Inclined - Computer Proficient - Previous Experience A Must

• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits.

Apply by: Email: Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn: Bill/Service


TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. or fax 403-340-8818

CRIMTECH SERVICES LTD. provides engineering and custom fabrication for the petroleum industry. The successful candidate will have previous Quality Control leadership experience†within the Oil & Gas Industry, complemented by excellent technical, planning, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Welding or Materials Engineering Technologist diploma or B-Pressure background is preferred however equivalent education and experience will be considered. We invite you to visit our website at for more position details. Please forward resumes to Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds



Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Truck drivers to work with our team:

• Water Truck Driver to work up North • Class 1 Drivers • Lowbed Drivers with Class 1 Top wages paid based on experience Assigned units Scheduled days off Valid safety tickets an asset

Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:



Restaurant/ Hotel








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The Town of Olds No collecting! Packages come ready for delivery! Also for the afternoon in Town of Penhold! Also afternoon delivery in Town of Springbrook

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY

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Central Alberta LIFE The newspaper far mers look to for best values in: *Farm Machinery, *Feed & Grain, *Livestock, *Trailers, *Supplies & *More. CHECK US OUT CALL 309-3300

Summer Employment Opportunity From May 1st - Sept. 15, 2013 Campground Manager: Tail Creek Park Campground Highway 11 & Highway 21, along the Red Deer River Only Serious Inquiries Please Application deadline March 15, 2013 Submit letter of intent and or resume to Marlene Lanz, Métis Nation of AB Region 3 President 1415 - 28 ST NE, Calgary, AB T2A 2P6 Phone: 1(403)569-8800 or 1-800-267-5844


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Career Planning

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Misc. Help


Antiques & Art

Police Auction

Sunday February 24 11 am Sharp * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall PARTIAL LIST ONLY: 2005 Springdale 5th Wheel, 28.5 ft, 1 Slide (Subject to bank approval) – Vintage Major League baseball – Pro Smart Baseball, calculates Speed in MPH – Vintage Tin Windup Toys with keys – Wall Pendulum Clock – Cedar Chest – Oak 4 Drawer Filing Cabinet – Crocks – Vintage Moriage Dragon Ware Lithophane Geisha Set – Collector Coins, Stamps & Bills – Antique Framed Pictures – Sewing Machines & Supplies – Wine Making Equipment – Furniture – Appliances – Tools – Electronics – Misc. and More For a complete list and Directions visit TERMS OF SALE: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions.


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988


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






Cherry Hill Auction & Appraisals


Household Appliances

2 DRESSERS - bdrm. suite. APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. New mattress, bought 1953, $250. 403-343-7393 warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 8 TRACK & Cassette & BBQ c/w propane tank & Record player. Speakers. cover. Like new. $100. $200. 403-343-7393 403-314-2026 KENMORE HD dual action top load washer; Kenmore Auctions HD dryer,white, good shape $125/pair 403-347-2374 Bankruptcy

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5 P.M. Each Day For The Next Day’s Paper CALL 309-3300




If you have great people skills, computer skills, and a mechanical aptitude we will teach you the rest. We offer: Up to date work practices, computer equipment, and exceptional training. We foster a team environment, with monthly bonuses, and above average wage compensation. Please apply now! Reply in confidence by email: Craig Pateman, Service Manager Fax: 403-783-8140

Employment Training


In the towns of:

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317



For afternoon delivery once per week


Is taking resumes for: * Accessories Dept. with experience in clothing. F/T positions avail. * 2nd or 3rd. yr. motorcycle mechanic Please forward resume to HR Department Fax: 403-341-4910

Misc. Help


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




Misc. Help

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



Misc. for Sale


SNOW Blower, 8 H.P. 26” $300. 403-347-5873




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

FREE Husky X puppies 403-396-7771

Sporting Goods





COMPLETE SET of golf FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Household clubs, 3 Woods 9 irons, WANTED • 3250-3390 Furnishings putter, bag & balls, exc. shape, selling due to h e a l t h r e a s o n s $ 2 0 0 , Houses/ BED ALL NEW, Queen Orthopedic, dble. 403-347-0567 pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. WANTED German rifles Duplexes Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. from WW11, please leave 3 BDRM. large bsmt. 302-0582 Free Delivery msg. 403-846-6926 family room, storage room, BED: #1 King. extra thick fenced, quiet street no orthopedic pillowtop, brand pets, n/s, adults pref. Travel new, never used. 15 yr. $1000/mo. rent + d.d., warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice Packages avail. end of Feb. ref’s @ $545. 403-302-0582. req’d by app’t only . TIMESHARE FOR SALE ***RENTED*** WANTED Occidental Vacation Club Antiques, furniture and “platinum” timeshare for SYLVAN, avail .immed. 2 estates. 342-2514 sale $1000 ($7500 value). units. 2 bdrm. + hide-aVacation for one week bed, incl., cable, dishes, per year (anytime) at Stereos bedding, all utils. $1000 Occidental Resorts & Hotels, TV's, VCRs or you can exchange with -$1400/mo. 403- 880-0210 RCI to vacation at one of 5 C D C h a n g e r g o o d their resorts throughout the cond., $200, 403-986-1091 US, Canada & Caribbean. Condos/ There is an annual Townhouses PANASONIC CD stereo system, has CD, cass. maintenance fee of $250. The timeshare membership am/fm radio like new, $100 LACOMBE 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 offers preferred 403-347-0567 bath, 5 appls., garage accommodations, discount $1495/mo. SET of older surround all-inclusive rates, extra 782-7156 357-7465 sound speakers, $200 obo, vacations with bonus time, 403-986-1091 exchange privileges. SOUTHWOOD PARK We no longer use 3110-47TH Avenue, the timeshare Misc. for 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, is the reason for selling. generously sized, 1 1/2 Sale More information on: www. baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, 10-12 HOUSE plants Phone 403-845-4763 Sorry no pets. $5-$30, 403-342-4572 TRAVEL ALBERTA FOOT OR hand pedal Alberta offers exerciser , reg. $60. asking SOMETHING $25; 10 assorted old cook Manufactured for everyone. books from, $3-$5, Make your travel Homes 403-346-2231 plans now. GIANT tv stand. WITH Newly Reno’d Mobile doors, top drawer, space FREE Shaw Cable + more for VCR, bottom shelves, $899/month great for equiip or books, Mauricia 403-340-0225 $200 OBO 403-986-1091 Patio table & 4 chairs, $45. Dresser/Mirror - 3 drawers, 4 Plexes/ $40. Night table AGRICULTURAL 6 Plexes 2 drawers, $30. 4 TV trays CLASSIFICATIONS w/holder on wheels, $20. 2 BDRM. 4-plex available Wheel Barrow, 6 c.ft. 2000-2290 immediately. Very clean. Metal, $30. Garbage can, Laminate and tile flooring. aluminum w/lid, $12. $1200/mth includes Saw blade, 10”, 60 tooth, utilities. Ph: 403-638-8534 Horses new, $20. 403-314-2026 3 BDRM. 4 appls. no pets. HORSES WANTED: PEACOCK feathers (50) $925/mo. + d.d. broke, un-broke, or un$1.50 each 403-343-6609 wanted. 403-783-0303 403-346-2231










TABLE SAW - Bench top 10”. Craftsman w/accessories. $190. 403-314-2026

THE FARM with THE GOOD FOOD: Free-range brown eggs; chickens; Danish pork roasts, chops, cervalet sausage. 403-347-0516

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

- Batch Plant Operator - Carpenters/Woodworkers - General Labourers


Homestead Firewood 279425A2-31

Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:



Spruce, Pine, 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


Health & Beauty

TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 ASSOCIATIONS Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491

BALLOON RIDES Gary 403-302-7167 Peak Performance VA 227-2449 Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim The greatest vitamins in the world the best...just got better!! Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168

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BUILDERS Many Pets to Choose From 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 True Line Homes 403-341-5933 BUILDER M.L.S Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483 Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream. Lonsdale Green Apartments

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!

CLUBS & GROUPS Club for writers - meets weekly

PRONTO M-91 Sure Stop power wheel chair, brand new, 24 V, top of line chair, $4500 403-845-3292 403-895-2337


REAL ESTATE RENTALS Phone 403-340-3333

SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971



AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.


is expanding its facility to double production.

Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at


Farmers' Market

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

Be part of our unique approach to retail. Accounting

We’re building our Store Team and we can’t wait to hear from talented people who want to be part of a new, exciting retail experience. If you’re looking for a fun, collaborative, friendly workplace with flexible hours and opportunities to grow, you’ll fit right in. Discover our in-store positions


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

including Sales Floor, Cashier, and much more. Contractors


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

Apply today at or visit our career fair: Red Deer Lodge 4311 49th Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 5Y7


Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648

February 19, 20, 22, 25, 26, 28: 8:30am – 5:30pm February 21: 11:00am – 8:00pm February 23: 6:30am – 3:30pm February 27: 8:30am – 8:30pm

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 LAMINATE floors, drywall, tape, framing, odd jobs, BBB credited, credit cards accepted. 403-896-3904


Join our team. Expect the best.


EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 285167B16&23

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Handyman Services


HANDYMAN PLUS Painting, laminate, tile, mud/ tape, doors, trim, Call 403-358-9099 TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy


ASIAN Executive Touch Exclusive for men. Open 10 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650 CINDY’S Western & Chinese Traditional Massage, micro computer diagnosis. Insurance avail. New girls coming. 4606 48 Ave. 8 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. 7 days a wk. 403-986-1691

Gentle Touch Massage

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

Massage Therapy



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

Misc. Services



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

HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators



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

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

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as roof snow removal, bathroom fixtures, painting or flooring Call James 403- 341-0617



LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Bring loved one & the 2nd person is 1/2 price. Open daily 9 am-9 pm. 403-986-1550 #3 4820-47 Ave 4 therapists, Insurance receipts

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

We’re your lucky charms Call 403-550-0732


JUNK REMOVAL, Yard/ Garden Serv. 588-2564

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

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 E5


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

HUGE TRI-PLEX on 59th Ave.

Warehouse Space


Condos/ Townhouses



CONDO for Sale Unit 113 - 60 Lawford Ave. Reduced Price, 856 sq. ft., Lots of storage & 2 large 4860 sq.ft., new, bright, bdrms, 1.5 bath, In-suite two 14’ O.H. doors, heat- 2 bedroom, 1 bath. in suite laundry, ground floor. laundry. No pets. ed, fans, can be divided Common bldg. area com$1225 & UTIL; SD $1225; into 2 bays, call pletely renovated. Condo Avail NOW. 403- 318-4848 to view fees $311.00/mo., incl. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 water, heat and elec., five or 403-396-9554 appliances. Owner anxious Mobile to sell, asking $175,000. Lot ORIOLE PARK OPEN HOUSE 3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1025 FEB. 22 & 23(FRI. & SAT). LACOMBE new park, rent, s.d. $650, incl water 2-5 pm. contact animal friendly. Your mobile sewer and garbage. (306) 747-7874 or or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Avail. March 1. (306) 747-7957 email Excellent 1st time home Call 403-304-5337 buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in MOVE IN READY Red Deer Close to Gaetz, LAST ONE. Suites 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. RISER HOMES Mauricia 403-340-0225 DON’T MISS OUT! 1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, 3 bdrm., 2 bath townhouse $740/mo. Avail. immed. in Lacombe. Walk-out, Incl. most utils, no pets. front att. garage. Call 403-886-5288 Many upgrades. $240,000 incl. all fees. GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175 CLASSIFICATIONS Manufactured





LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/ onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat and hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955


2 bdrms, 1 bath. w/balcony. 2 appls, coin-op laundry. NO PETS, Avail NOW! $995 & Elect., SD $995 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554


Rooms For Rent

FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277 ROOM for rent $500./mo. Call 403-352-7417

Manufactured Homes


MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225


Houses For Sale




FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Mason Martin Homes has

8 Brand New Homes Income starting at $188,900 Property Call for more info 403-588-2550




BLACKFALDS: Lots For 2 bdrm. 2 bath, dbl. att. garage. $325,000. Sale 2 bdrm. 2 bath. $297,900. Inclds. all fees. 112 ACRES of bare land, Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 located in Burnt Lake area structure plan, great investment property with Condos/ future subdivision potenTownhouses tial. Asking 1.2M 403-304-5555 ATTENTION - 1st Time Buyers NO condo fees! FULLY SERVICED 1100 sq.ft. 3 bdrm/2 bath res & duplex lots in Lacombe. townhouse. Immaculate. Builders terms or owner Quiet area. Close to transit, will J.V. with investors or shopping and schools. subtrades who wish to become QUICK POSSESSION. home builders. Great $199,911. Call Coldwell returns. Call 403-588-8820 Banker Ontrack Realty, Jon Nichols, 403-302-0800 Pinnacle Estates (Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555





Money To Loan

400/month lot Rent incl. Cable



Renter’s Special 2 & 3 bedroom

COLLECTOR CAR Auction & Speed and Custom Show. Featuring Ian Roussel, from Car Warriors & Big Schwag. Mar 15th - 17th. Westerner Park, Red Deer. 150,000 sq.ft. indoor show. Exhibitors space still avail. Western Canada’s Largest Collector Car Event. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102



in pet friendly park

Out Of Red Deer



Mauricia (403) 340-0225

2007 BMW 335i htd. lthr., sunroof, $19888 7620 -50 Ave., Sport & Import

2008 GMC SLE 4x4 1/2 ton, 208,000 kms, near perfect cond, $13,000 403-845-3292 403-895-2337

2005 HONDA Accord EX-L FWD,64981 kms, $11888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 GMC 2500 SLE turbo diesel, $25,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2005 BMW X5 4.4i htd. lthr.pano roof, $16888 3488788 Sport & Import 2007 FORD F-150 XLT 4X4, 107115 kms, $14,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 1998 MAZDA B4000 4X4 extra cab, 5 spd., new glass, tires, hitch, 167,000 kms $2300, **SOLD**


13 WINSTONE PLACE BLACKFALDS Sun. 24th 2 - 4 Priced at just $207,900. Comfortable & cozy 6 yr. old. Affordable condo living. KELLY MCCULLOUGH, Coldwell Banker OnTrack 403-343-3344


WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629


Goods to be sold by Public Auction on Saturday March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at U STORE IT 6740 Johnstone Dr. Red Deer, AB

6010 Estate of

Warren Stinson Webster

100,000 Potential Buyers???

who died on

Warren Sinclair (Barry M. Wilson)

TRY Central Alberta LIFE

at #600, 4911 51 St. Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6V4

2004 PONTIAC Grand Am GT FWD, $4888 348-8788 Sport & Import

If you do not file by the date above, the estate 2011 DODGE Ram Lara- property can lawfully be mie 2500 4X4, hemi, DVD, distributed without regard pwr. boards,htd. lthr., to any claim you may tonneau cover, $38,888 have. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2009 MAZDA 3 GS FWD, $ 11 8 8 8 1 0 4 4 6 3 k m s , 7620-50 Ave. Sport & Import

Auto Wreckers

2004 BMW X3 AWD, lthr., pano-roof, $14,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


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

2009 FORD SHELBY GT 500, 16163 kms, $42,888, 348-8788 Sport & Import

Vehicles Wanted To Buy 2003 BMW 3 series 325xi htd. lthr., sunroof, $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import



NOTICE TO Creditors And Claimants


2010 MAZDA 3 GT FWD, 33,986 kms, $15,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 HYUNDAI Accent, 2 dr. auto., low kms., like new. $6800. 403-782-0444 days, 403-782-6314 eves.


Shianne Cabral Scott Dewson Shawn Packer Blake Penner James Reaney Dave Skeoch Mike Stuckey Brad Wellings Alyssa Oxamitny Juanita Purvis Mike Hodgkinson Marica Williston Gertia Zwiggelar

1995 GMC SHORT BOX, November 28, 2012 step side, $7000, If you have a claim 403-505-6240 against this estate, you must file your reply by Vans April 2, 2013 and provide details of your Buses claim with

2004 TOYOTA Celica GT lthr., sunroof, $9888 3488788 Sport & Import

2009 FORD Fusion. Low km. A/C, cruise, power seats. Ext. warranty. No gst. $12,495 obo. **SOLD**

Public Notices

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

Public Notices


50 BUCKS CASH for complete scrap vehicles 403-302-1848

Public Notices



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


6010 INVITATION TO TENDER Town of Rocky Mountain House


Sealed Tenders clearly marked “2013 Capital Improvements Program”, delivered or mailed to:

has relocated to

before 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday March 12th, 2013 will be opened in public immediately thereafter. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Tenderer(s) without consideration. Faxed Tender Documents or Tender Amendments will not be accepted.

2007 SAAB 9-3 Aero,V-6 turbo, 54,031 kms $18,888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import




Tour These Fine Homes

Starting at




modular/mobile homes



Open House

FREE Cable


Antique & Classic Autos

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

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



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

Sharon (403) 340-0225




20,000with Intro



3 bdrm. 2 bath HOME in Red Deer. Immediate possession 10 yr warranty. Own it for $1245/mo. OAC 403-346-3100, 347-5566

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted




New Executive

Newly Renovated Mobile Home $


Kris Johnson, P.Eng. – Director of Engineering and Operations Town of Rocky Mountain House Box 1509, 4607 48 Street Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1B2

The Work is comprised of, but is not limited to, approximately: Asphalt Milling 7,300 m2 Remove & Dispose of Existing Pipe 470 m 40 – 100 mm of Asphalt 2,100 tonnes Road Waste Excavation 3,260 m3 20mm Crushed Gravel 150-200mm Depth 3,720 m2 75mm Minus Pitrun 300mm Depth 3,830 m2 300-375mm Storm Sewer Repalcement including Catch Basins, Frames & Grates 35 m 150-250mm Watermain Replacement including Reconnecting Existing Services 310 m 200-250mm Sanitary Sewer Replacement including Reconnection Existing Services 290 m Remove and Replace Rolled Monowalk and Standard Sidewalk 600 m Remove and Replace Rolled and Standard Curb and Gutter 700 m Topsoil and Seeding 1,045 m2 Miscellaneous Sidewalk Replacement Coordinated by the Town Tender Documents shall be obtained from the Town of Rocky Mountain House Engineering & Operations Office (4607 48 Street in Rocky Mountain House) or from Stantec Consulting Ltd. office (4900 – 50th Street in Red Deer), upon payment of a $100 non-refundable fee made payable to the Town of Rocky Mountain House.


2005 CADILLAC SRX fully loaded, white diamond, cashmere leather, 7 pass.. 4.6L V8, 152,000 kms. rear DVD, $16,350. 403-352-1863





2011 FORD Ranger, 12,000 kms., $18000 obo. 403-506-7047, 782-2125

Tender Documents will be ready for pick up after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday February 21st, 2013. Subcontractors may view the Tender Documents at either tender pick-up location noted above. A non-mandatory Pretender Meeting will be held at the Town of Rocky Mountain House Engineering & Operations Office at 4607 48 Street in Rocky Mountain House at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday March 5th, 2013. Inquiries regarding this Project may be directed to: Joel Sawatzky, P.Eng. – Project Manager Stantec Consulting Ltd. Phone: (403) 341-3320 Email:

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Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2013 and the 2012 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2013 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption estimates. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. See dealer for additional EnerGuide details. Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The All the Best in 2013 Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after February 1, 2013. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$20,898 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E+CL9) only and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. $20,698 Purchase Price applies to 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package with a Purchase Price of $20,898/$20,698 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $120/$119 with a cost of borrowing of $3,995/$3,957 and a total obligation of $24,893/$24,655. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $26,290. 2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ◊Based on R. L. Polk Canada Inc. January to October 2011 Canadian Total New Vehicle Registration data for Chrysler Crossover Segments. ^Based on 2013 Ward’s Middle Cross Utility segmentation. ¤Based on 2013 EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2013 Dodge Journey SE 2.4 L 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.5 L/100 km (38 MPG) and City: 10.8 L/100 km (26 MPG). TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.

E6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013


2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT shown.§





20,898 •









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7.9 L/100 KM HWY¤


• 2nd row overhead 9" video screen • 2nd row power windows


7.5 L/100 KM HWY¤

• Best-in-Class storage^ • Best-in-Class V6 driving range^ • Largest touch-screen in its class^





• 2nd row Super Stow ’n Go® • Parkview® rear back-up camera





2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. §



• Premium soft touch interior • Class-Exclusive in-floor storage^ • Most affordable mid-size crossover in Canada◊



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February 23, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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