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Closure leaves many unanswered questions BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF The announcement that Michener Centre will close by next January leaves many unanswered questions. The province has yet to say where residents will be placed, what jobs will be lost, which buildings will be decommissioned and what will happen to the land. The closure was announced Monday to friends and family of Michener Centre residents, many of whom pledged to oppose the decision to close the 90-year-old institution for people with developmental disabilities. Tuesday many other views were expressed on the impact of the closure on residents, workers and the city of Red Deer. Red Deer Conservative MLAs, Cal Dallas in the south and Mary Anne Jablonski in the north, said on Tuesday that residents will be better off in community agency-run group homes. “The fact remains that institutional care is a method of providing services that’s well documented, (but) they’re better in a home-type environment,” said Dallas, cautioning “It’s early to make presumptions about the impacts. This transition will take some time.” Jablonski said that with best practices and scientific evidence, it was better for everyone to close both sides of the centre. Michener Centre, which comprises over 300 acres, is located between 30th and 40th Avenues in Red Deer. It has a north and south site, located one kilometre part. The chief executive officer of Parkland Community Living and Supports Society (CLASS) agrees with the two MLAs. “I applaud the Redford government for addressing the issue that has been very challenging for the past two decades,” said Phil Stephan, whose organization provides housing and staff to serve about 150 developmentally disabled Central Albertans. “This isn’t a new development. We’ve been moving people into new community services for 22 years.” The province announced Monday that 75 of Michener Centre’s 125 residents on site will be moved to group homes, and the rest to seniors care facilities. About 75 are already in Michener Hill group homes. Individual transition plans will be done with Michener’s north and south site residents placed by next January. Jablonski said the closure isn’t about money. “There won’t be any (operational) savings in the first year and any savings stay with the Persons with Developmental Disabilities budget and won’t go into general revenues.” Alberta Human Services spokesperson Cheryl Chichak said $10 million is budgeted for “instances of where we’ll need to build capacity.

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John Witham, deputy council commissioner with the Northern Lights Council and site manager of the 12th Canadian Jamboree, holds up a cutout of Albert the Albertasaurus, the official mascot of the jamboree that will take place at Camp Woods at Sylvan Lake on July 6 to 13, 2013.

Thousands of scouts to descend on Camp Woods for jamboree BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF About 5,000 youths from across Canada, 1,200 volunteers, and maybe even Carly Rae Jepsen, will descend upon Camp Woods on Sylvan Lake in July for Scouts Canada’s national jamboree. Kaylee Galipeau, Scouts Canada National Youth Commissioner, threw out an invitation to the Canadian pop singer after Jepsen refused to participate in the Boys Scouts of America jamboree due to their stance on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) issues. Unlike their American counterparts, Scouts Canada accepts LGBT members. But the Canadian jamboree is shaping up to be an exciting one with or without Jepsen, as Galipeau said the thousands of scouts from all across Canada will come to Camp Woods, northwest of the town of Sylvan Lake, for a week of fun. “It’s the biggest event we hold here in Canada,” said Galipeau. “We’re really excited to have 5,000 scouts and 1,200 volunteers to help out with the programs and have a really great week.” The jamboree runs at Camp Woods from July 6 to 13. Throughout the week the participants will have numerous activities they will participate in, including trips outside of the camp to surrounding communities.

“We’ve been able to reach out to the community and be sure we’re making as little environmental impact and traffic impact as possible,” said Galipeau. As it is taking place in Alberta, Galipeau said there will be some dinosaur themes to the programming, celebrating the province’s badlands region where the prehistoric creatures remains have been discovered. “Really we’re bringing in a whole bunch of people to the area to be patrons to local businesses and recreation areas,” said Galipeau. “These are people from all across the country, we’re hopeful they’re going to love it here and come back.” Galipeau said they only have a few spots left for jamboree participants, but are full up for volunteers. The federal government has contributed $53,350 to Scouts Canada for renovations to the Camp Woods site for upgrades to the camp’s water system and resurfacing of internal roads. Wetaskiwin MP Blaine Calkins announced the funding on Tuesday in Sylvan Lake. “Scouts Canada is very excited about the Camp Woods restoration project that will be supported through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund,” said Natalie Benson, Scouts Canada director of development, in a release. “This restoration project will be imperative to the hosting of the 2013 Canadian Jamboree.” mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

Slate of council hopefuls want to put Red Deer First BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A group of “like-minded” individuals hope to drastically change the face of Red Deer city council. Calling themselves Red Deer First, as many as eight city residents have joined forces to run in the 2013 civic election on the same platform to secure a spot on council. Calvin Goulet-Jones was the first out of the gates with his intention to run announced earlier this year. The group hopes to run eight candidates and five are ready to start campaigning. The other remaining council hopefuls will be announced in the coming weeks. Goulet-Jones said on Tuesday that Red Deer First will make it easier for voters to choose a city councillor. He said it can be challenging to figure out what everyone stands for if there are 25 candidates on the ballot.

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“This way it’s eight candidates with the same goals in mind and someone could look at our platform and say, ‘This person, this person, this person, this person’ is who I agree with,” said Goulet-Jones. The group is promising fiscal responsibility, transparency and accountability, safer streets, with more focus on the environment and economic development. The council hopefuls will share resources and lobby for one another on the campaign trail. “The main thing we want to focus on is fiscal responsibility,” said Goulet-Jones. “The $258 million that we will be Ryan Handley in debt for this year is way too much. We need to get our fiscal house in order.” Ryan Handley, the man behind the anti-bike lane

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petition, is one of the Red Deer First organizers. Handley said he is unable to run because of work commitments and scheduling. He said one fiscally responsible candidate running for city council is not enough and the only way to make change on council (comprised of eight councillors and a mayor) is to elect enough new candidates with similar conservative principles and philosophies. Handley said they have consulted current councillors and other community members while devising the platform. “Control is the wrong word,” said Goulet-Jones. “We’re trying to bring accountability back to council. We want to represent the citizens. We don’t want to control council. We want to go into council so citizens can again control council.” Goulet-Jones stressed they are not a party but individuals who share the same message.

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Full effect of budget cuts unknown BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF The loss of $4.5 million at Red Deer College will be deeply felt, but the exact impacts will not be known for some time, said president Joel Ward on Tuesday. The college, along with other post-secondary institutions, learned last Thursday that the provincial budget was cutting 7.3 per cent in operating grants to all of them. Ward said that translates into a net reduction of $4.5 million at RDC. According to a document from June 2012, RDC had prepared an estimated balanced budget of $92 million for the 2012/13 fiscal year. Ward said that 53 per cent of the college’s budget comes from the province, so that’s what will be hit by the 7.3 per cent. “We had originally planned our budget before Christmas on the expectation of the second year of the (two per cent increase) in funding,” he said. “So it’s actually a 9.3 per cent differential.” Ward said they are still waiting for more information from the Ministry of Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. Minister Tom Lukaszuk will be issuing a mandate letter to each institution. “It will indicate what it is the government expects us to do, continue to do and perhaps stop doing,” said Ward. The college has plans to deal with the budget deficit, but until that letter comes by April 12, it will not act on any changes, said Ward. “We’re hoping to get that sooner so we can get to work,” said Ward. “Given it’s a substantial cut to the operating budget, we’ll have to really take a look at our efficiencies and what services we can offer our students and are there program changes we have to make.” Administrative, program and service changes will be considered, as well as more ways to generate revenue. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

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MICHENER: Closure certain to mean job losses “The plan is to move people into community-supported living arrangements run by local agencies.” Stephan said his organization wouldn’t face a “formidable challenge” if asked to provide support. “We’ve been very active in the past with the folks from Michener who’ve moved out. We’re very careful that we respect the wishes and desires of the families and, more particularly, of the individual.” Bruce Uditsky, the Alberta Association for Community Living’s CEO, said family concerns for residents are understandable, but “thousands have preceded them” for successful lives in the community. “It’s not an imminent change. All Albertans want this to be done well.” The closure is certain to mean job losses. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees anticipates as many as 400 of Michener’s 640 staff will be laid off, redeployed or retrained. “It’s going to be a shift in employment,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling, adding any loss of jobs isn’t good for the city. Dallas said part of Michener’s “proud history” is “the love and care provided to the residents. “To every degree possible, the folks providing services there have been valued and there’ll be an announcement about them and the agency sector supporting them.” Flewwelling said the city and province’s joint

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A member from the production Le Noir performs at the Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday in Singapore. Le Noir has a crew of twenty cirque performers from around the world like Russia, Australia, Lithuania, Canada, Bulgaria who specialize in different acrobatic acts, some of which were formerly from the production Cirque du Soleil.

Plante enters Sylvan Lake’s mayoral race are inevitable for the town,” said Plante, 53, a realtor and businessman. “I believe that I’m really decisive and determined and I have a real conviction about stuff here in town. “I welcome open dialogue on issues because I really believe that different points of views can find better solutions.” Plante said a mayor should play a key role in working with council and take a consultative approach to developing a collective position on key issues, such as ensuring infrastructure keeps pace with growth. “That’s going to take some real creative planning,” he said. “As we plan towards a town of 20,000 we have to re-identify what are we as a town.’ “We are not a lake with a town on it. We’re a town that happens to have a great lake.”

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Sylvan Lake’s mayoral race is off to an early start. Coun. Dale Plante announced his intention on Tuesday to run against incumbent mayor Susan Samson. The one-term councillor said he decided to run for the top job because of his passion for the community, which he jokes has made him a “shameless promoter of the town.” “I’m not afraid to lead the town through some changes and challenges that I believe

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planning have worked well in the past, citing Michener Centre’s administration building redevelopment and Extendicare zoning and construction. “They have agreed to work with us on any plans they have so we’re not blindsided or crippled or compromised.” What happens to Michener’s 300 acres and its buildings won’t be decided any time soon. Spokesperson Tracey Larsen said Alberta Infrastructure’s general process determines whether any government department requires them. If not, they could be demolished, leased, repurposed or sold. “It’s too soon to say. We haven’t even looked at the future of the facility. It’s not going to be empty for another year.” Dallas said once residents are out next year, “we’ll have a conversation about any number of uses for the lands.” Jablonski echoed that, adding “The city always said that would be a good place for more affordable housing. The city will be involved in any consultations.” Flewwelling said the city would have the right of first refusal to purchase the land,” adding it would likely need some environmental clean-up and some new underground services. rfiedler@reddeeradvocate.com

SLATE: A novelty for city “There’s ideas that I have I would love to take to council but it’s not in the platform,” he said. “And that’s fine. I am really excited to be a part of it.” Mayor Morris Flewwelling, who is not seeking reelection, said this type of voting movement has not even come close to happening before in Red Deer.

Please see MAYOR on Page A5 Flewwelling called it an interesting and innovative approach that may get people talking more about municipal politics but he is not entirely sure it is a practical one. “They don’t give the voter much credit for being analytic and discerning,” said Flewwelling. He said there is lots of talk and lots of print before an election and there is an old saying in municipal politics, ‘The electors always get it right.’ “I don’t think running a slate is necessarily going to improve the odds,” Flewwelling said. “It would be homogenous. You might as well have one councillor and one mayor. You don’t need eight so you could just get rid of the next seven if they are all saying and thinking the same thing. In other words if they are carbon copies of one another why would you elect eight? You only really need one.” Flewwelling wondered in the lightning strike chance that all eight are elected, what business owner would dismiss all of its experienced employees and hire all new staff in one fell swoop. “The community is not that easily swayed,” said Flewwelling. “It just don’t make sense. However it is unique and it will result in more discourse, maybe more interest and more voter turnout. I think it will be more heat than light.” Also confirmed running for city council are thirdterm public school board trustee Lawrence Lee and student Matt Chapin. Four councillors, Paul Harris, Dianne Wyntjes, Lynne Mulder and Buck Buchanan, are seeking re-election. Councillors Tara Veer, Frank Wong and Chris Stephan have not confirmed their intentions. Coun. Cindy Jefferies and student Chad Mason are running for mayor. For more information on Red Deer First email reddeerfirst@gmail.com or later this week check the website www.reddeerfirst.ca crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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Get tough on environmental violations There was a time at Sylvan Lake eral laws, anything that lies within when it was common to see “Private what is called “the high-water line” Beach — No Trespassing” signs pound- (established when the lake has been at ed into the sand by lake-front its highest level) is public cottage owners. property. And they were adamant And tampering with enforcing that rule, frequentthat property, risking sely kicking off lake-goers who rious damage to habitat dared to walk across their frequented by birds and precious, private sand. And fish, by lake-front cottage the same was also witnessed owners is illegal and must at Gull Lake and other Cenbe condemned with all retral Alberta lakes. sources open to the courts Problem is, some of those to get that message home. owners dwelled on the ignoCentral Alberta lakes rance of the public — they are under tremendous had no right, nor do they pressure these days by deRICK have that right today, to velopments the size of vilZEMANEK claim any portion of a beach lages that try to sneak up as their property. It’s public as close to the shorelines land. as possible. Then there are the lakeOne such development front cottage owners today who still bragged about offering such luxuries think they have the right to do what- as a “private beach.” It’s incompreever they want with beach skirting the hensible the developers thought they front of their property. could squeak that one by in their deUnder various provincial and fed- velopment permit.

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Last week, a lake-front property owner at Gull Lake was fined $20,000 for a charge dating back to 2009, when he was caught trying to make his own beach contrary to the Alberta Water Act. The fine imposed by provincial court Judge Gordon Deck is unacceptable. Crown prosecutor Susan McRory, to her credit, was asking for a $50,000 fine. The accused, Dale Andrew Mather, 62, who wasn’t in court, had a lawyer asking for a $1,000 fine. The maximum under that act is $50,000 plus two years in the slammer. And it’s in place for a solid reason. Such reckless abandonment for respect of the environment today demands maximum penalties. And that’s where the courts, our only recourse to get the message across, are failing. The legal community is not taking abuse of the environment seriously by imposing ridiculous sentences that are neither a deterrent, nor reflect the picture of a natural world in dire straits.

We are killing our environment, our lakes, critical habitat, feeding global warming — and the list goes on. Deck said the fine, according to a report in the Advocate, must be sufficient to serve as a “warning to other people who might be considering similar activities, and that it must not be so low as to be viewed as a fee.” But a paltry $20,000 fine against Mather, who has the property for sale and listed at over $2 million, is exactly that — “a fee.” Further, Deck was even more lenient by ordering the fine to be paid by Sept. 30, or when the property is sold, whichever comes first. Hardly a harsh message warning others — allowing someone the luxury of seven months to pay a fine. The courts must get in tune with today’s environmental crisis by imposing harsh penalties that drive home the point these crimes have global-wide ramifications. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.

Trudeau fizzles outside Ontario and B.C. In the bigger national picture, the wave of Trudeaumania that is sweeping the Liberal party’s leadership campaign features more sea foam than coast-to-coast momentum. Justin Trudeau’s campaign is undeniably a hit in Ontario and British Columbia where the polls report a significant surge in federal Liberal support. And that is more than enough to get the attention of the NDP and the Conservatives as these two provinces will be major battlefields in the 2015 election. The New Democrats cannot move forward without doing better in both regions and the Conservatives are counting on the vote-rich Ontario CHANTAL and B.C. suburbs to win a second majority. HÉBERT But with more than two years to go between the April 14 leadership vote and the next election, they will each have quite a bit of time to push the Liberals back. Meanwhile, the leadership campaign is largely a nonevent in Quebec and a marginal one across the Prairies. Coming as it does after months of campaigning, the tepid Quebec response has to be worrisome for the Liberals. Besides Trudeau, two other well-known Quebecers — former astronaut Marc Garneau and former federal justice minister Martin Cauchon — are in the running. But in spite of that, most polls show that the federal battle for francophone Quebec remains a two-way fight between the leading NDP and the Bloc Québécois, with the Liberals running a distant third. Quebecers’ participation in the leadership campaign is on par with the party’s tepid standing in voting intentions. With the drive to recruit supporters for the April 14 vote completed, its results suggest that the campaign has done little to energize the Liberals in Quebec. According to a riding-by-riding breakdown obtained by the Globe and Mail, Quebec accounts for 16 of 27 ridings with less than 200 voters eligible to participate in next month’s leadership vote. Trudeau’s riding of Papineau is the only Quebec riding to boast more than 2,000 sign-ups. There are mitigating circumstances. The provincial Liberals have been holding a leadership campaign of their own this winter, with Jean Charest’s successor to be chosen next weekend. Much of the early-year calendar was taken up by their all-candidates debates. As a result, the only Quebec leadership debate of the federal campaign ended up being scheduled for March 23 — weeks after the cut-off date to sign up supporters to vote for the next leader. But the excuse of dual Liberal campaigns in Quebec is ultimately a flimsy one. In largely similar circumstances in Ontario, tens of thousands of new federal Liberal supporters have been signed up. On the scale of the Ontario campaign that led to premier Kathleen Wynne’s leadership victory in late January, the Quebec Liberal race has been a low-profile affair with none of the three contenders scoring anywhere as high as Trudeau on the notoriety scale. With Trudeau in the campaign, the third-place Liberals have enjoyed a disproportional amount of mostly positive media attention for months on end. It looks like it will take a lot more than that to put them back on the map of regions such as Quebec and the Prairies in which the party has become chronically weak. If the past is any indication, popularity and the successful signing up of scores of non-paying supporters will not do the job — or at least not for long enough. The precipitous 1993 election decline of the Progressive Conservatives under Kim Campbell demonstrated that fundamentals eventually reassert themselves, even in the face of an initially popular new leader. In the past, a demonstrated capacity to recruit leadership supporters has not always translated into more support in the ballot box. In 2005, a solid recruitment campaign allowed André Boisclair to beat Pauline Marois to the leadership of the Parti Québécois. Like Trudeau, Boisclair was a big hit with younger voters and like the Liberal favourite he seduced much of his party’s aging establishment into believing that he could connect it with a new generation of voters. Two years later, Boisclair led the PQ to its poorest showing in three decades.

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who require long-term care. Brenda Corney Friends of Medicare, Red Deer Chapter Red Deer

Questions remain after announcement of Michener closure Today (March 11) we have received news that the government of Alberta is going to close Michener Centre and that 50 senior people described as “medically fragile” are going to be absorbed into our long-term care system. This is in addition to the potential 49 people who must leave Aspen Ridge Masterpiece because the company has cancelled its contract with Alberta Health Services and they cannot afford the high cost of private for profit long-term care. Then we have people on the waiting list for long-term care now, and those that will potentially need it over the next few years. Where are the beds and services and trained staff for all of this going to come from? Will they be provided by a provincially funded and administered system as they are now, or will they be placed in private for profit facilities? What is going to happen to the present staff at Michener Centre who know how to support the specialized needs of the people in their care? Will there be a mass layoff like we went through when the government shut down the Red Deer Nursing Home and Valley Park Manor? How is the government going to assure that these people who are being moved out of Michener Centre will get the same level of care as they have received in the publicly administered system? I do not think it is the will of Albertans to save taxpayer money at the expense of our most vulnerable people. We need to know these things will be in place before the doors close behind us. Michener Centre sits on some pretty valuable land. As a province, we could benefit from the value of that property. How transparent is our government going to be about the use or sale of the property? Will we know or will it have the same lack of transparency as we have had for almost three years with regard to the use of the buildings and land where the Red Deer Nursing Home and Valley Park Manor sit empty? Questions waiting to be answered. But the most distressing question of all concerns how our system can absorb and properly care for our seniors

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Premier Redford creating debt for a new generation to deal with Premier Alison Redford has released the 2013 budget and it shows Alberta plunging back into debt for the first time in a generation. Premier Redford’s comment that this is a oncein-a-generation budget is absolutely correct. It took a generation for Albertans to pay off former premier Don Getty’s debt and it will take a new generation to pay off the $17 billion dollars in new debt built up by Redford before 2016. Budget 2013-2014 numbers: • $3.5 billion — new debt this year, doubling the amount to over $8 billion next year; • $16.9 billion — new debt before the next election, the original amount of the sustainability fund; • $5.5 billion — budget 2013-14 cash deficit; • $2 billion — amount taken from the sustainability fund in 2013-14; • $691 million — what will remain in the sustainability fund after budget 2013-14; • $1.4 billion — operational deficit for the current budget year, 2012-13; • $451 million — operational deficit for budget 2013-14; • $238 million — debt servicing in 2013, with $404 million in 2014 and $593 million in 2015; The Wildrose financial recovery plan is built on these key steps: • Prevent any new tax or tax hike from being introduced without a provincial referendum; • Eliminate the operating deficit immediately in budget 2013; • Eliminate the real cash deficit by budget 2014; • Legislate the Wildrose Balanced Budget and Savings Act in 2014, which will cap annual increases in spending and save 50 per cent of all future cash surpluses into the Heritage Fund. What do you think about Alberta’s 2013 budget? Let me know. Kerry Towle, MLA Innisfail-Sylvan Lake 18, 4804 42nd Ave. Innisfail, Alta, T4G 1T4 (403) 227-1500 innisfail.sylvanlake@assembly.ab.ca

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Alberta, Metis reach $85-million pact AGREEMENT IS TO MAKE THEM MORE INDEPENDENT AND ECONOMICALLY SELF-SUSTAINING BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta’s eight Metis communities will receive $85 million over the next decade from the province to make them more independent and economically self-sustaining. “We’re in the process of putting meat to the bones, so to speak,” said Metis leader Randy Hardy after signing the deal with Premier Alison Redford in a ceremony at Government House on Tuesday. “The lion’s share goes to infrastructure,” said Hardy, president of the Metis Settlements General Council. He said it’s about the next generation, too. “Some will be towards education and ensuring that our people have the same opportunity that other Alberta children have in terms of acquiring academic diplomas and getting the appropriate trades, so that we can take advantage of the Alberta advantage.” Just under 5,000 people live in the Metis communities on 512,000 hectares of land in east-central and northern

“WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR JOE PUBLIC’S HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO FUND THE EIGHT COMMUNITIES. WHAT WE’RE LOOKING TOWARDS IS HAVING OUR LANDS AND OUR TRADITIONAL AREAS TO REALIZE WHAT POTENTIAL THEY HAVE.” — METIS LEADER RANDY HARDY Alberta. The plan is an extension of previous funding agreements. Hardy said the goal now is to make sure this deal is not a cash handover, but a springboard. “We’re not looking for Joe Public’s hard-earned tax dollars to fund the eight communities,” said Hardy. “What we’re looking towards is having our lands and our traditional areas to realize what potential they have.” Alberta is the only province with a recognized Metis land base. Each community is governed by a council with powers similar to local governments. They’re engaged in a variety of businesses, including forestry, farming, oil and gas ranching, and tourism.

“The goal of this agreement is to ensure that Metis settlements can be self-sustaining,” said Redford. “To ensure that we can all thrive culturally, socially, economically, and politically in this province.” Redford said a recent decision by the Federal Court that Metis be classified as status-Indians, placing them under federal jurisdiction, won’t affect this agreement. “In some ways regardless of what the legal decisions might be, we think there’s an obligation to work in partnership (with the Metis) anyway,” she said. “In some ways, I think this (agreement) is farther ahead.” Opposition politicians accused Redford of giving with one hand while tak-

ing away with the other, noting that the province cut the funding for the Metis Settlement’s ombudsman’s office in last week’s budget. “It’s a bit of contradiction to what we’re hearing here today with $85 million over 10 years that suggests they want to promote accountability, authenticity and real improvements to the life of Metis people,” said Liberal critic David Swann. NDP critic Deron Bilous agreed. “I find it interesting that it (the cut) was not mentioned today,” he said. Redford said after talking to people in the Metis communities they found the ombudsman’s office was no longer needed. “Our perspective and the perspective of the community is that we have an effective relationship and the role was no longer contributing to the role of the relationship,” she said. “We’re not going to keep in place systems and programs just because they’ve been there before.”

Man charged over fake disappearance BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LETHBRIDGE — Police in southern Alberta have charged a man with public mischief after he allegedly staged his own disappearance. Matthew Aaron Robillard’s relatives called police when the 25-year-old Lethbridge man failed to show up for work Jan. 31 at a Scotiabank in nearby Picture Butte. His car was later discovered running with a smashed window in an industrial area near the Calgary airport. His keys, wallet and phone, along with a pack of cigarettes, had been left in the car.

Robillard doesn’t smoke. Investigators received an early morning phone call from Robillard, a married father of a six-month-old baby, a few days later and found him at a Calgary hotel. “The man’s disappearance was precipitated by a significant financial loss. “The abduction was subsequently staged to make it appear as though he had been extorted in order to account for that loss,” said Sanderson at a Lethbridge news conference Tuesday. “This was a ruse that spanned multiple jurisdictions and diverted valuable police resources away from real victims and real crimes. “It’s a concern to us that someone would take these steps and cause police to con-

tinue an investigation when no crime had occurred.” The investigation by the Lethbridge and Calgary police services determined Robillard was not the victim of a crime. Police allege he planned his disappearance and took deliberate steps, including breaking his own vehicle window and causing injuries to himself, to make it appear as though he had been abducted. Sanderson said no other charges against Robillard are expected and repeated earlier comments that his family was totally unaware of the circumstances surrounding the case. He said the suspect has been very co-operative with police during the investigation.

Sanderson said the most distressing thing about the most recent case is that it took police attention away from other serious crimes. “This investigation collectively cost in excess tens of thousands of dollars when we compile costs on behalf of Calgary and Lethbridge. Helicopters were in the air, numerous canine teams were out there, forensic experts ... We called a number of qualified specialists that could recover information from telephones,” Sanderson said. “We expended a great deal of resources and public money in support of an investigation when in fact there never was a crime.”

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He believes his business background, which involves starting a number of companies, will serve him well as mayor. Plante is married and has two daughters and a son. It comes as no surprise to Samson that she will face a challenger, and expects more will come forward. “In Sylvan Lake (elections have) always been interesting. We always have 12 to15 — minimum — candidates who want to sit on council, and we always have three or more people who want to be the mayor.” Samson, 58, said she wants to come back because there is a lot of work left to be done. “I’ve been involved in quite a few projects that are not finished, and won’t be finished by the time the election rolls around.” Number 1 on the list is the ongoing campaign to convince the province to back an urgent care centre in the community. “We need to make some major inroads, just in terms Susan Samson of the acceptance of the real need that’s here.” Samson also wants to be around to help push the project forward to redevelop the town’s multiplex facility. “It’s going to take strong leadership to develop a facility of that size and nature,” she said. It is part of an ongoing effort to build the community and its infrastructure to attract young families. Also high on the agenda is continuing to advocate for green initiatives and oversee stewardship of the lake. Samson remains enthusiastic about the job, which she has held since 2007. “The work never ends. It’s been great, and challenging.” Samson is married with a grown daughter. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Robillard was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court April 8. Robillard is not the first person from Lethbridge to be involved in a strange disappearance. A decade ago, a city alderwoman, Dar Heatherington, made international headlines for faking her disappearance. The married mother vanished while in Montana on city business and was found three days later in Las Vegas. She claimed she had been drugged and abducted, but later recanted the story and was convicted of public mischief. She was also convicted of inventing a stalker. Following a feud with her colleagues about keeping her job, she resigned from city council.

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La Motte besieged by journalists POPULATION OF CARDINAL OUELLET’S TINY HOMETOWN SURGES AS CONCLAVE BEGINS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LA MOTTE, Que. — The tiny hometown of Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet was besieged Tuesday by dozens of journalists — creating a sudden jump in the local population of almost 10 per cent. The papal contender’s northwestern Quebec village of 439 people had around 40 media people within its borders as the conclave to choose a new pope began Tuesday in Rome. News teams started arriving en masse over the last couple of days. No pope was elected Tuesday, which means the journalists will remain in the area for at least another day. Two dozen vehicles — including five news satellite trucks — were parked outside La Motte’s old church while the cardinals cast their ballots thousands of kilometres away. Ouellet was baptized and ordained as a priest in the building, which is now primarily a community centre due to declining church attendance in the area. Local officials expect around 50 journalists will visit the town during the conclave and have transformed the church basement into a media room. The co-owner of the only business in La Motte said many of her usual clients are steering clear of her general store to avoid the journalists. “I have some customers who are very shy to come to the store, they are waiting until the journalists are gone,” said Lise Breault, whose shop is across the street from the church. “It makes for a lot of activity in the village. It’s changing our lives.” Breault said several of her regulars have phoned in advance to find out if news crews are near her store. She added, however, that journalists have helped boost sales by buying coffee, chocolate and chips. Ouellet is among those in the running to be the new pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. He and 114 other cardinals have sealed themselves inside the famed Sistine Chapel to pick a successor to former Pope Benedict XVI, who retired last month after eight years in office. Black smoke billowed Tuesday from a special chimney installed on the roof of the Vatican, indicating that no decision had been reached. The election of the new pope will be signalled by a puff of white smoke. The 68-year-old Ouellet holds a powerful post in the Vatican, where he plays a key role in the selection of bishops and archbishops around the world.

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A television cameraman captures footage of two clocks in a media room setup in the basement of the church in La Motte, Que., Tuesday. The centuries-old process for choosing a new pope is veiled in secrecy and the chapel has been swept for listening devices by Vatican security. Several rounds of balloting could be held and the conclave will go on until a new pontiff is chosen. Some Canadians plan to monitor the events a little more closely. Auravelia Colomer, 27, cashed in all her annual vacation time to make the pilgrimage to Italy. The Toronto public-relations consultant originally planned to arrive in Rome for Holy Week but changed her schedule when the conclave was announced. She waited on standby over the weekend before finally securing a flight for Tuesday night. “I thought I needed to be there,” Colomer said. “It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, it’s going to be historic.”

She’s hoping to get there before the decision is made and “run over to St. Peter’s Square and camp out until I see the smoke.” Colomer said it’s long been her dream to be present for such a pivotal moment for the Catholic faith, but admits “the possibility of a Canadian pope is also a driving factor.” Cardinals held a final discussion Monday on the type of man best suited for the job. Some wonder whether Catholics need a solid manager to address the Vatican bureaucracy and controversies over scandals and alleged corruption or a more inspirational figure to bring more people into the church. Some possible candidates are Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, and Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer.

Grieving parent breaks down, leaves court, at Magnotta hearing BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — A Chinese father left a courtroom in tears after hearing evidence at the preliminary inquiry of Luka Magnotta, who is accused of killing and dismembering his son. The preliminary hearing for Magnotta has begun with testimony from police witnesses. He is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Jun Lin. As a second police witness took the stand, Daran Lin was overcome with emotion and left the courtroom trembling and in tears, assisted by his translator as he left the room. The hearing is subject to a publication ban on the evidence being presented. However, members of the public and media are allowed to witness it. A unique

defence attempt to have the courtroom closed was rejected Tuesday. The first witness to take the stand at the preliminary hearing was the lead investigator in the case. Michel Bourque is a Montreal police major crimes investigator and was the primary detective in the case against Magnotta. Later a crime-scene technician, Caroline Simoneau, took the stand. During a difficult bit of testimony, Lin’s father left the room. Magnotta sat in the prisoner’s box with his arms folded. An interpreter has been stationed near him to translate French-language testimony into English. Earlier Tuesday, the judge presiding over the hearing ruled that the public and media would be allowed to attend the legal proceedings. Quebec court Judge

Ex-RCMP officer arrested after huge weapons stockpile found at a house BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Homemade assault rifles, land mines, crossbows and a small cannon were among a huge stockpile of weapons found hidden in the walls and garage of one home in eastern Ontario, police said Tuesday. Two people, including a former RCMP officer who has been under a lifetime weapons ban since 2008, were arrested and charged after police searched the house in Bancroft, Ont., on March 7. They are each facing hundreds of charges. In all, 67 weapons were seized, several of them illegally converted or altered, along with tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition, police said.

The Department of National Defence had to be called in to help remove anti-personnel landmines, grenades, detonator cords and blasting caps. Police are still working to figure out why someone would amass such a cache of firearms and other weapons, Lessard said. The seizure is among the largest police in the region have seen allegedly from one person, he said. “We are pleased that these weapons are now secure,” Lessard said. “As police officers we never want to see this kind of firepower in one place. It tends to attract attention and could be the target of criminals who want these weapons for their illegal activities.”

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Lori-Renee Weitzman denied a defence motion aimed at having the public and the media barred. The hearing will determine whether there is enough evidence to send Magnotta to trial. The hearing is expected to last four weeks. Authorities named Magnotta as a suspect after the severed remains of Lin, who was studying at Montreal’s Concordia University, were mailed to the Ottawa offices of the federal Conservatives, the federal Liberals, and two Vancouver schools. More remains were found at a Montreal park. In addition to first-degree murder, Magnotta is charged with committing an indignity to a body; publishing obscene material; criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament; and mailing obscene and indecent material.


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Watchdog unearths more cooked deals OTTAWA — A federal watchdog is blowing the whistle again on a series of cooked contracts at a school that teaches public servants about ethics and values. Frank Brunetta, the procurement ombudsman, said Tuesday he found more evidence that the Canada School of Public Service rigged its contracts to make sure they went to favoured suppliers. The report examined the way contracts were awarded to six consultants, altogether worth $1.7 million, from 2008 to 2011. Brunetta’s inquiry was sparked by a tip he received in April last year that contracts awarded to two consultants, who were paid $435,000 and $260,000, showed clear signs of favouritism. The intensive investigation confirmed the tip, with evidence of contract splitting, unfair evaluations and dubious contract amendments — all of which occurred without triggering the school’s supposed checks and balances.

In the case of one consultant given access to confidential files, there was no effort to determine whether the person had secret security clearance. Investigators “found sufficient evidence to suggest the two consultants at issue were favoured,” the report concludes. Brunetta then expanded his investigation to four other consultants at the school to determine whether the first cases were an anomaly, and again found compelling evidence of favouritism. Rules were broken, security clearances not verified, and contracts cooked — all without triggering oversight mechanisms that might have halted the bogus procurements. The report does not identify by name any of the contractors or misbehaving managers at the school, which is owned and run by the federal government. “This does not appear to be a case of deficiencies with the school’s procurement policy framework, but rather a case of key controls circumvented for specific contracts,” Brunetta said in a release. His office cannot levy fines or other penalties for

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DOUG CHRISTIE DIES AT 66 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA — Supporters called Victoria lawyer Doug Christie a staunch defender of free speech while detractors criticized his legal defence of people charged with hate crimes. Christie died in hospital on Monday night at the age of 66. His wife, Keltie Zubko, told The Canadian Press her husband, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011, died of metastatic liver disease. She said Christie was surrounded by his family. Christie’s client list includes former Nazi prison guard Michael Seifert, Holocaust-denier Ernst Zundel and self-proclaimed Nazi-sympathizer Paul Fromm. Zundel, who maintains the Holocaust never occurred, was convicted in 1985 for “spreading false news” about Jewish people and sentenced to 15 months in jail. Seifert was convicted of war crimes and eventually extradited to Italy where he was to spend the rest of his life in prison. Another of Christie’s cases concerned aboriginal leader David Ahenakew, who was stripped of his Order of Canada for comments he made about Jews. The legal saga over Ahenakew’s comments ended in 2009 when Saskatchewan justice officials decided not to appeal his acquittal. Christie later argued that Ahenakew should get back the Order of Canada. Christie also defended Alberta teacher Jim Keegstra, who was initially convicted of promoting hatred against Jewish people but his conviction was later throw out by the Alberta appeal court. Christie also found himself in trouble with the B.C. Law Society in 2008 when he was accused of professional misconduct and slapped with a hefty fine. In 2003, Christie had authorized three subpoenas that contained documents affixed with a forged court stamp. Although Christie was not found to be involved in the forged subpoenas, the law society said he did ask his untrained client to prepare the documents.

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Lawyer Doug Christie speaks to media at court in Saskatoon, Sask., Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. Christie died in hospital on Monday night at the age of 66. In its decision, the Law Society of British Columbia ordered Christie to pay two fines totalling $22,500 but noted it did not want to give him a fine he wasn’t able to pay because it might force him out of practising law. ”The panel described Christie’s work as a valuable contribution to our free society, often performed pro bono or for greatly reduced fees, and stated its desire that Christie be able to continue with that work,” said a society bulletin. On his website, Christie, who attended law school at the University of British Columbia from 1967-1979, described himself as ’Canada’s most prolific defender of free speech.“ Christie also acknowledged that because of the clients he represented, he was seen as a right-wing extremist, a Nazi, or an anti-Semite — smear words he said were inaccurate and unfair. He said he was an individualist who recognizes every other person’s right to be so assessed. ”It was principles of freedom that caused me to step off the beaten path” wrote Christie. ”It is the love of freedom that keeps me off the path of slaves.”

Canadian taking top job in space today MONTREAL — For the first time in the history of the International Space Station, a Canadian will take charge of the giant orbiting space lab. The transfer of command to space veteran Chris Hadfield will be marked Wednesday by the simple ringing of a ceremonial bell. He is almost three months into his five-month space visit. Since his arrival on Dec. 21, 2012, the Canadian space veteran has been taking spectacular photos of the world beneath him and posting them on Twitter. Hadfield’s colourful, detailed images have received international attention and helped him gain over 500,000 Twitter followers. Another recent photo showed an apple with Velcro on the bottom which, Hadfield explained, allowed him to set it down between bites. But the 53-year-old spaceman may have to cut down on the amount of time he has devoted to his nascent photography career. The transfer of command to Hadfield, and the start of what’s officially designated “Expedition 35,” will happen at 5:10 p.m. ET. Hadfield takes over the top job in outer space from NASA astronaut Kevin Ford, the station’s 34th commander. Former Canadian astronaut Bob Thirsk is confident his old colleague will do a good job. Thirsk spent six months on the station in 2009 — a

record stay for a Canadian. One of Canada’s first six original astronauts, he retired in August 2012. “Chris Hadfield is an astronaut’s astronaut,” Thirsk told The Canadian Press in a recent interview. “He’s got all the skills, the knowledge and the personality to excel as commander.” In past interviews, Hadfield has said that it was “a tremendous honour” to be entrusted with the lives of other astronauts and the space station.

OTTAWA — The federal government is rethinking how closely it watches Canadians online. They’ve introduced new rules on the use of data gathered by visits to government websites. The rules prevent the government from profiling an individual’s online activity by tracking their unique online identifier. The new rules were prompted by a letter from the privacy commissioner, who expressed concerns about the privacy risks associated with the collection of that information. They were put in place ahead of the federal government’s planned overhaul of its online presence. The web renewal project is expected to also include a set of standards for how the government uses social media tools, which aren’t currently subject to any privacy restrictions.

Babies show inherent dislike for those who are different: UBC study VANCOUVER — A study out of the University of B.C. suggests babies may have a mean streak. A professor from the Department of Psychology found infants as young as nine months favour those who bring harm to people who are different than themselves. Kiley Hamlin, lead author of the study published in the journal Psychological Science, says the results were surprising to her because almost all of the 112 babies tested acted the same. For the study, babies between nine and 14 months chose a food they preferred — green beans or graham crackers. The infants were then shown a puppet show where a puppet demonstrated the same food preference as the infant and another puppet demonstrated the opposite preference. The study showed that the babies later preferred the puppets who harmed the puppet with the opposite food preferences.

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Leon’s takeover of The Brick clears hurdle CALGARY — Leon’s Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF) and The Brick Ltd. (TSX:BRK) say a key hurdle has been overcome in the plan for Leon’s to take over its rival. Both companies say the Commissioner of Competition has issued a “no-action” letter, meaning the deal won’t be challenged before the Competition Tribunal. The companies say the takeover of The Brick is now expected to close on March 28. The Brick’s shareholders and warrantholders voted overwhelmingly to approve a takeover offer from Leon’s, which announced the friendly deal in November.

CRA seeks millions from Conrad Black A battle is shaping up between Conrad Black and the Canada Revenue Agency, as the federal agency attempts to recover more than $5 million in taxes it says are outstanding from 2002. According to documents filed in Federal Tax Court, the CRA is seeking $90,291 related to security at the former media baron’s Toronto home, and another $1.37 million tied to the use of the jet owned by his former Hollinger International Inc. Further outstanding tax claims are tied to a dispute over Black’s residency status. The CRA is seeking $2.86 million for employment it said Black performed outside Canadian borders. The agency also wants $365,564 it claims Black recognized from the debts of Conrad Black Capital Corp. A statement of facts filed with the court said that Black has already paid Canadian taxes on $808,226 of domestic work when he was not a resident. In 2001, Black renounced his Canadian citizenship so he could accept a peerage in the British House of Lords. — The Canadian Press

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BYTHE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The heads of Canada’s leading business lobby groups are urging the federal government to get on with negotiating a free trade deal with Europe. The groups issued a letter to assure Trade Minister Ed Fast that they will stand behind the deal, once it is negotiated, and help sell it to workers and communities across Canada. “You can count on our full support,” concludes the letter, signed by the heads of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, the

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business and the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters. Opponents of a Canada-EU trade and investment agreement are also galvanizing forces. On Monday, Canadian civil society groups wrote French Prime Minister JeanMarc Ayrault, who is visiting Canada, to express their opposition with a special emphasis against the investor protection chapter, which allows firms to sue governments over restrictive policies. Jayson Myers, who heads the manufacturers and exporters group, said in an interview that the business community is anx-

ious that a deal be signed quickly because it will take many months and even years to ratify. He notes that provinces will likely need to sign on, as will the 27 member countries of the European Community. But an insider in the business coalition says there is real concern that negotiators have taken the talks about as far as they can go, and that it’s now time for political leaders to make the needed decisions. “We want to give groundcover to the politicians so they can then make some brave decisions,” said one insider.

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Blue Horizon ventures into waste sorting BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel Inc., which produces diesel fuel from municipal waste and used oil, hopes to join forces with a company that processes garbage. Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel’s parent company, Blue Horizon Industries Inc. (CNSX:BH) of Red Deer, announced on Tuesday that a tentative deal has been struck with Owaste2Energy Canada Ltd. Based in Vancouver, Owaste2Energy has the Canadian rights to a municipal waste-sorting system, said Don Allan, president and CEO of Blue Horizon. Allan said Owaste2Energy’s process involves grinding up garbage, which removes the moisture in it. “Forty per cent of the garbage is just water,” he explained, adding that the resulting particles are also much more compact. “They can reduce the size of a waste transfer site, anywhere from 70 to 85 per cent.” Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel has the Canadian rights to a technology that takes municipal waste materials like plastics, paper and tires, and combines them with used oil and a catalyst to create diesel fuel. It has a small demonstration plant, but wants to develop commercial-scale plants. Last week, the company said that it has been approved to receive approximately $8 million under the Alberta Bioenergy Producer Credit Program, with this amount to be paid in the form of a 13 cent a litre subsidy on diesel fuel production over a fouryear period. Allan said Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel’s partnership with Owaste2Energy would allow the two companies to offer their services to municipalities together, with Owaste2Energy processing waste materials and Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel converting much of it into a valuable product. “Together, the two companies have strong synergies that will change the way municipalities throughout the world handle their garbage,” he said. “We believe together we can build our companies into world leaders in the waste-to-fuel industry.” Allan said the companies have until April 30 to reach a binding agreement. In the meantime, Blue Horizon Bio-Diesel is looking for a suitable site to develop a commercial-scale diesel fuel production plant. “We’re looking to set up in the Red Deer area.” hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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Carol Elder, owner of Famous Water Co., stands by a monument outside her company in Mineral Wells, Texas. In the early 1900s, tens of thousands flocked to the small Texas town to soak in mineral baths at hotels and drink local wells’ natural mineral water. Elder’s is the only water company still in business and now sells Crazy Water in seven states.

Chicken on the Way Steady hiring climate expected is headed to Red Deer THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian employers expect the hiring climate to hold steady in the second quarter, dipping slightly from the previous quarter, according to an employment survey by Manpower Inc. The poll of 1,900 employers from various sectors found that 20 per cent plan to increase their work force in the April to June quarter and five per cent expect to reduce their payrolls. The remaining 75 per cent of respondents said they didn’t expect changes in their employment levels. Adjusting for seasonal variations, Manpower

says its net employment outlook was 12 per cent, a slight decrease from the January-March quarter and a one percentage point drop from the second quarter of 2013. The survey defines net employment outlook as the difference between the percentage of employers hiring minus the percentage of employers cutting back employees. Byrne Luft, vicepresident of operations for Manpower Canada, says the results forecast growth in hiring rates in the public utilities and transportation, driven largely by a weakening loonie compared with the American dollar.

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BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Chicken on the Way is on its way to Red Deer. The longtime Calgary restaurant is expanding beyond its home city, with Red Deer first on the list. An outlet is scheduled to open in Bower Plaza at No. 128, 2325 Gaetz Ave. — the former premises of Baby Pops boutique — in early May, said Myrna Derowin, Chicken on the Way’s franchise operations manager. The family-owned business serves fried chicken, fish and chips, shrimp, fries, corn fritters, coleslaw and potato salad. Service is take-out only. “We’re not an eat-in restaurant,” said Derowin. There are five Chicken on the Way locations in Calgary, with the first dating back to 1958. It was opened by the Robert Dunn family, who brought the concept to Calgary from Edmonton. The name reflects the restaurant’s

early practice of delivering chicken meals to customers’ homes. “It would be cooked in a central location and then put in holding ovens in the vans,” explained Derowin. “But they would have a fryer in the van. “So then the fries and the fritters would be cooked on site.” Dunn’s grandchildren wanted to expand the chain beyond Calgary, which they feel is already well-served. Negotiations are underway for a location in Airdrie, with more sites likely, said Derowin. “We have interest in other cities. Things just haven’t been finalized.” That interest extends beyond Alberta, she added. “We’ve got a couple of guys looking in B.C. right now.” The Red Deer Chicken on the Way will operate as a franchise, with its owners planning to relocate here from their current home in Calgary. The restaurant will be open seven days a week. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

Customer’s needs always come first JOHN MACKENZIE

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Everyone would agree that a customer’s interaction with the front line has a direct impact on their overall perception of the business. It’s the “first impressions” reality. Almost every owner/manager would acknowledge that customer service should be a top priority in business. Many would even state that, in their company, the customer’s needs come first. Many marketing slogans are developed to state that the customer is Number 1.

Often, front-line people are considered insignificant to the overall operations of the business. In some situations, front-line turnover is just viewed as a fact of life. The reality is that few companies have a clear, comprehensive plan to achieve a high level of quality service. And those that have service standards and policies tend to focus on compliance rather than implement a recognized, organizational-wide

service culture. Huge corporations like Disney and Federal Express understand that customer service skill development is based on a general customer-friendly attitude throughout the entire organization. Companies that are truly service-oriented promote a culture — a spirit of service — throughout the organization.

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CUSTOMER: Value of service top priority Even those employees who never see a customer value this culture, and do whatever they can to help the team. The shipping department may never talk to a single customer, but they know that the salespeople look bad if the order doesn’t get out on time. How do you ignite the spirit? The value of service should be on your list of operational priorities. Policies establish and communicate the ground rules for good service, but they don’t instill a genuine, customer-friendly attitude in the company. If you value the spirit of service, it’s important to focus on outcomes, rather than individuals. Creating and sharing your long list of service issues really only gains two things: a long list of issues and a general deflation of overall morale. Begin with the assumption that everyone wants to do a good job, then recognize activities that highlight a positive attitude. You may find that the morale of your organization begins to rise out of simple pride in a job well done. Issues do need to be addressed. Get all the team involved, as they will offer many positive solutions in key areas. Look for and highlight those occasions where the service spirit shines. Treating the behaviour issues with respect will show others that true attitude and intentions are important. Prove that the company is committed to their success as well as the satisfaction of the customers. Provide poor performers with the time, training and resources to re-ignite their individual service spirit. Here are a few suggestions for re-igniting the service spirit in your business: ● Highlight your organization’s vision/mission so that employees can see how their work directly impacts results. ● Help employees express their values in a positive way. ● Provide genuine opportunities for advancement, to gain mastery, to learn. ● Emphasize relevant participation, inclusion and involvement to build a sense of community and teamwork. ● To the degree possible, provide job variety and cross training. ● Look for ways to implement flexible work processes. ● Consider different methods of achieving personal goals, while minimizing the impact of roadblocks, conflicts or downtime. v Reinforce that every dollar in every paycheck came from the same place — the customer. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to mediumsized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at johnmackenzie@actioncoach.com or by phone at 403-340-0880.

“It’s time to get up to speed here on some of the efficiencies.” Last week, Statistics Canada reported that 50,700 new jobs were created February. The majority were full-time, private sector jobs in Ontario. The numbers came as a surprise, and kept the national unemployment rate at a four-year low of 7.0 per cent. Economists had forecasted only modest growth for February, predicting about 8,000 new jobs following an outright loss in January of 22,000 jobs. Manpower, which conducts the survey each quarter, says these latest results were from a telephone poll taken between Jan. 17-29. It has a margin of error of +/- 2.2 per cent.

TALKS: Several deadlines missed Since negotiations began almost four years ago, the talks have missed several deadlines including the most recent pledge to complete an agreement by the end of 2012. Although progress has been made, the two sides are still apart on the controversial issues where compromises will likely come with a political price back home. For Canada, opposition has formed around European demands that government procurement at the provincial and municipal level be opened up, that drug patents be extended, agricultural quotas be reduced and on the issue of investor protection. Complicating the matter is the announcement that the United States will seek a similar agreement, which some believe may lessen the appeal of a deal with Canada for the Europeans. A spokesman for Fast denied that talks are stalled, noting negotiators are continuing to meet in Brussels this week. But he said there is no new formal or informal target date for agreement. Myers says he is still optimistic a deal with be signed by the end of the spring, although he has some concerns. “Yes we are concerned,” Myers aid. “Part of this is to re-energize both the European economy and Canadian economy so the longer it takes, the longer we have to wait to get that economic benefit.” He added there are also political hurdles to overcome, including European parliamentary elections, national elections and provincial votes in Canada. The EU is currently Canada’s second largest trading market after the United States, representing about 10 per cent of Canada’s exports. In turn, Canada is the EU’s 12th largest market, represent-

FAA approves Boeing plan to fix 787 batteries BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again. The plan includes changes to the internal battery components to minimize the possibility of shortcircuiting, which can lead to overheating and cause a fire. Among the changes are better insulation of the battery’s eight cells and the addition of a new containment and venting system, the FAA said in a statement. The FAA statement didn’t provide an estimate for when the grounded planes might return to service. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., who was briefed by the agency, said that if all goes well, the FAA could give final approval by mid- to late April for the 787 to resume flight. Boeing would still have to retrofit the 50 planes already delivered to eight airlines in seven countries, Larsen said in an interview. That could mean the plane wouldn’t return to the skies until late April or early May, he said. First, Boeing’s redesigned batteries have to pass a series of 20 separate lab tests, then flight tests would follow. “If there’s any one test that isn’t passed, it’s back to the drawing board for that particular part of the tests,” he said. So far, test flights of two 787s have been approved — one with a complete prototype of the new battery, the other with only a new, more robust containment box for the battery, Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said. The plan is an outline for a recertification of the plane’s batteries, the FAA said. The 787 has two identical lithium-ion batteries, one of which is located toward the front of the plane and powers cockpit electrical systems, the other toward the rear and used to start an auxiliary power unit while the plane is on the ground, among other functions. Every item that is part of an airplane, down to its nuts and bolts, must be certified as safe before FAA approves that type of plane as safe for flight. The 787 fleet worldwide has been grounded by the FAA and civil aviation authorities in other countries since Jan. 16, following a battery fire on a Dreamliner parked in Boston and a smoking battery that led to the emergency landing of another 787 in Japan.

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Employers in these sectors reported the most optimistic net employment outlook of any industry, at 22 per cent, a one per cent increase from the first quarter and a six per cent gain from the second quarter of the previous year. The survey also showed that hiring in the mining sector may have tapered off. For the second quarter, the net employment outlook remains at eight per cent, a large drop of 13 per cent from the same quarter in 2012. Meanwhile, labour markets in Atlantic Canada and Western Canada were expected to remain the strongest in the country for the second quarter. Luft says the results point to a need for employers to come up with a strategy to ensure that the “talent mismatch” phenomenon — where there are job vacancies but no skilled workers to fill them — does not continue to widen. “We are relying more and more on foreign recruitment and obviously other people to come to Canada. I think the ideal situation that we have people within Canada that could fill those jobs,” he said. “We need to do a better job in changing the mindset of people entering the workforce and having them explore other career options versus the one they believe, they think they should take.” Luft says this can be accomplished in a variety of ways such as reducing the stigma associated with skilled trades, employers hiring more apprentices and creating nationally-accepted credentials to reduce the need for retraining when workers relocate to another province. “We have to get in front of this. In fact we’re not in front of it, we’re well behind it,” he said.


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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 107.50 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 90.48 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.43 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.18 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.81 Cdn. National Railway . 103.10 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 129.92 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 78.38 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.70 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.50 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 33.24 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.00 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 25.55 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.94 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.37 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.75 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.83 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.50 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.91 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 43.23 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 69.20 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.09 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.04 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.40 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 68.80 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.04 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 40.57 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.99 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.05 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.65 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 52.51 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73.60 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 23.68 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 29.95 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.10 First Quantum Minerals . 20.69 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 33.96 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . 10.15 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 69.98 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 8.19 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.74 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.17 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Tuesday as energy and mining stocks ran ahead on higher prices for oil and metals. But the index was held back in part by BlackBerry (TSX:BB) as its new product started presales in the U.S. The S&P/TSX composite index advanced 20.09 points to 12,878.58. The Canadian dollar inched up 0.03 of a cent to 97.46 cents US. U.S. indexes had started the day off lower as traders wondered if the recent rally that has driven indexes to multi-year highs is running out of steam. But by the close, the Dow industrials inched up 2.77 points to another record-high close of 14,450.06, its sixth straight record-high close. The Nasdaq index fell 10.55 points to 3,242.32 while the S&P 500 index shed 3.74 points to 1,552.48. The mainly lacklustre performance on stock indexes reflects soft Chinese industrial production and retail sales figures which came out last weekend and raised concerns about the pace of the world’s second biggest economy. In addition, higher-than-expected inflation of 3.2 per cent in February raised questions about the Chinese government’s ability to do more to shore up the economy. And on Tuesday, Britain’s Office for National Statistics released figures showing industrial production fell sharply during January, raising fears the country will suffer its third recession in not much more than four years. Industrial production fell at a monthly rate of 1.2 per cent in January, in contrast to expectations for a modest 0.2 per cent rise. However, the TSX is still up 3.8 per cent for the year so far with some support coming from the Dow’s recent strong runup. “I do think there is inspiration flowing across the border from the south,” said Fred Ketchen, manager of equity trading at Scotia Capital. The Dow has surged more than 10 per cent so far this year. In Toronto, the gold sector led advancers, up about 2.35 per cent while April bullion was ahead $13.70 to US$1,591.70 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) rose 73 cents to C$33.96. Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) is asking the B.C. Securities Commission to remove a “poison pill” antitakeover defence erected by Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ). The original Aurizon shareholder rights plan expired March 4 when Hecla Mining Co. came forward with a rival, friendly offer. Alamos says a second poison pill announced by Aurizon on Monday is designed to prevent shareholders from exercising their right to accept its proposal. Alamos shares gained 19 cents to $14.75 while Aurizon was ahead four cents at $4.55. May copper rose four cents to US$3.55 a pound, boosting the base metals sector by 0.61 per cent. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 29 cents to C$31.62. Labrador Iron Mines Holdings Ltd. (TSX:LIM) surged 19 cents or 29.23 per cent to 84 cents. The company and a subsidiary of India’s Tata Steel Ltd. have reached a strategic co-operation pact. Labrador Iron has agreed to sell a 51 per cent stake in its Howse deposit to Tata Steel Minerals Canada for $30 million cash and the right to acquire a deposit from TSMC. The agreement also calls for the companies to share a rail line and other equipment to carry ore from the Labrador-Quebec border area to the port of Sept-Iles, Que. The energy sector rose 0.14 per cent while the April crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 48 cents to US$92.54 a barrel. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) was up 12 cents to C$12.56 as the company said it has signed a deal with SBM Offshore to cancel and scrap its Yme project in the North Sea, which has faced a number of problems and delays. The company said a new solution is needed in order to develop the Yme field. PetroBakken Energy Ltd. (TSX:PBN) declined 17 cents to

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Teck Resources . . . . . . . 31.62 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.78 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 34.90 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.29 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.97 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.00 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.12 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 21.47 Canyon Services Group. 10.01 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 33.07 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.670 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.94 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.13 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 89.16 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 41.96 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.27 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 31.40 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.43 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.91 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.47 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.29 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.990 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.66 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.64 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.56 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.55 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 7.145 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.19 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 64.30 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 60.65 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83.23 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.16 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 34.04 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 27.08 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 45.72 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 64.22 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 15.50 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 77.61 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 62.50 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 28.62 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.92 $8.28 as it said it plans $675 million in capital spending this year, about 30 per cent less than in 2012 or 2011 before adjusting for dispositions. The Calgary-based oil and gas producer also says it had $106.9 million of adjusted net income, or 55 cents per share. Revenue was $296.5 million and funds from operations was $168.3 million, or 88 cents per share. The tech sector led losing components. Shares in BlackBerry (TSX:BB) fell 46 cents or 3.01 per cent to $14.83 on very heavy volume of 9.6 million shares as U.S. telecom AT&T started presales of the company’s new Z10 touchscreen smartphone, leading up to an official U.S. release on March 22. The company said on Monday that the phone will sell for US$199.99 under a two-year contract. The stock had surged 14 per cent Monday amid high hopes for the smartphone in the highly competitive U.S. market. The consumer staples sector was also weak with shares in convenience store chain Alimentation Couche Tard (TSX:ATD.B) down $1.92 to $54.87. The parent of the Sobeys grocery chain, Nova Scotia-based Empire Company Ltd. (TSX:EMP.A), says it had $75.2 million of net income in its financial third quarter. The profit amounted to $1.11 per share while adjusted earnings were slightly higher at $79.6 million or $1.17 per share. Revenue for the three months ended Feb. 2 was $4.34 billion, most of it from Sobeys. Empire shares slipped 65 cents to $64.62. The TSX Venture Exchange edged up 2.88 points to 1,119.15. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Tuesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,878.58 up 20.09 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,119.15 up 2.88 points TSX 60 — 740.67 up 1.28 points Dow — 14,450.06 up 2.77 points, its six-straight historic close S&P 500 — 1,552.48 down 3.74 points Nasdaq — 3,242.32 down 10.55 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.46 cents US, up 0.03 of a cent Pound — C$1.5293, down 0.22 of a cent Euro — C$1.3370, down 0.08 of a cent Euro — US$1.3030, down 0.04 of a cent Oil futures: US$92.54 per barrel, up 48 cents (April contract) Gold futures: US$1,591.70 per oz., up $13.70 (April contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $31.115 per oz., up 36.9 cents $1,000.35 kg., up $11.87 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,119.15 up 2.88 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 171.55 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: March ’13 $3.40 higher $639.70; May ’13 $3.60 lower $624.70; July ’13 $4.20 lower $612.20; Nov. ’13 $2.80 lower $557.20; Jan. ’14 $2.60 lower $555.00; March ’14 $2.60 lower $550.20; May ’14 $2.60 lower $548.10; July ’14 $2.60 lower $546.20; Nov. ’14 $2.60 lower $535.00; Jan ’15 $2.60 lower $535.00; March ’15 $2.60 lower $535.00. Barley (Western): March ’13 unchanged $242.00; May ’13 unchanged $243.00; July ’13 unchanged $243.50; Oct. ’13 unchanged $243.50; Dec ’13 unchanged $243.50; March ’14 unchanged $243.50; May ’14 unchanged $243.50; July ’14 unchanged $243.50; Oct. ’14 unchanged $243.50; Dec. ’14 unchanged $243.50; March ’15 unchanged $243.50. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 168,800 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 168,800.

INTEREST RATES THIS WEEK Prime rate this week: 3.0% (Unchanged)

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DBRS downgrades Rona debt a notch THE CANADIAN PRESS Home improvement retailer Rona Inc.’s credit rating has been downgraded to below investment grade by DBRS amid the troubled Quebec company’s efforts to restructure its business. The ratings agency said Tuesday that Rona’s continued deterioration in operating performance means its credit

risk profile is no longer consistent with investment grade debt. The competitive environment for Rona (TSX:RON) is looking increasingly difficult given Home Depot’s strong performance and rumblings from Lowe’s about expansion in Canada, DBRS added. The agency downgraded the issuer rating, which speaks to the company as a whole, along with Rona’s senior unsecured debt to BB (high) from BBB (low). It also downgraded the company’s preferred share rating to Pfd-4 (high), or speculative, from Pfd-3 (low) and maintained its negative rating. Last month, Rona announced plans to cut 200 full-time jobs across Canada and shrink its

presence outside of Quebec as it seeks to rebuild a network that continues to underperform in the face of weak consumer demand. The downsizing, which represents 15 per cent of its administrative positions, is part of the company’s plan to focus on its core businesses and reduce other holdings. The Quebec-based company lost $17.9 million, or 15 cents per share, for the period ended Dec. 30, compared to a loss of $153.6 million or $1.19 per share a year earlier. Revenues increased 2.2 per cent to $1.2 billion largely on an extra week of business in the quarter. DBRS had confirmed Rona’s previous higher ratings last spring, point-

ing to the company’s restructuring plans as well as the change in capital structure undertaken with the early repurchase of debentures. At that time, DBRS noted that if Rona was not successful in improving its credit metrics due to weakness in operating income or more aggressive than expected financial management or both, a downgrade would likely result. Pointing to Rona’s 2012 full-year results, DBRS noted it was the third consecutive year of declining EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) and EBITDA margins. Shares in Rona closed down 21 cents to $11.05 Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange.


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DePape ready for action MANNY RAMIREZ

MANNY GOES TO TAIWAN Manny Ramirez said Tuesday he is “starting a new beginning” after signing a short-term contract to play with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan’s professional baseball league. The Rhinos said the 40-year-old will earn $25,000 a month to appear with the team during this year’s March-November season. Speaking at a news conference in the Rhinos home town of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, Ramirez said he felt “blessed” about the opportunity to play in Taiwan, where he will earn on a fraction of the $20 million-plus he earned at the peak of his career. He is a 12-time all-star in 19 big-league seasons and was selected Most Valuable Player of the 2004 World Series, when the Red Sox won their first title since 1918. His last major league appearance was with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011.

Today

● Heritage junior B hockey: Blackfalds at Red Deer, fourth game of best-of-seven Northern Division final, 8:15 p.m., Arena. ● Midget AAA hockey: Red Deer at Calgary Buffaloes, second game of best-of-five AMHL South Division final, 8:15 p.m., South Fish Creek Arena.

Thursday

● Heritage junior B hockey: Red Deer at Blackfalds, fifth game of best-of-seven Northern Division final, if necessary, 7:30 p.m. ● Bantam A hockey: Provincial championship at Stettler, first game at 4 p.m., last game at 7 p.m. ● Atom C hockey: Provincial championship at Sundre, games at 5 and 7:15 p.m. ● Atom D hockey: Provincial championship at Consort, games at 6 and 8:30 p.m.

Friday

● Atom A hockey: Provincial championship at Lacombe, first game at 8 a.m., last game at 5:45 p.m.

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REBELS ACQUISITION IS EXCITED TO PLAY FIRST GAME SINCE SHOULDER SURGERY BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR As UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer would bellow with drawn-out emphasis: “IT’S TIME!” Jordan DePape might not be quite that excited over the prospect of making his Red Deer Rebels debut Friday against the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings, but he’s plenty pumped all the same. “I’m been looking at this date for awhile and I couldn’t be more excited to finally throw on the jersey and get into a game,” the 20-year-old winger said Tuesday. The Winnipeg product underwent shoulder surgery — his second such procedure within a year — in November and was added to the Rebels roster at the Western Hockey League trade deadline. DePape had earlier left the Kamloops Blazers, believing that he would never recover from surgery in time to play again this season, but the fact he was able to have the operation shortly after arriving back home made his return possible. DePape arrived in Red Deer in early February and has been preparing for his

first game as a Rebel ever since. “I feel really good. I’m been working really hard, especially for the last month here with the bag skates, the workouts and the rehabs,” he said. “I don’t think I could be more ready. I think this is going to be a big week of practice, just to get some timing and some structure back.” The six-foot, 195-pound veteran scored 21 goals and collected 48 points in 54 games with the Blazers in 2010-11 and returned from shoulder surgery late last season to garner six goals and 14 points in 14 outings and then seven goals and 13 points in 15 playoff games. DePape just recently resumed contact in practice. But the plan all along was to get him into a couple of games prior to the playoffs, so he’s right on schedule. “I’ll progressively do more (physical contact) in practice this week and also do some extra battle stuff after practice just to get used to it,” he said. “I think a lot of it is just the mental part, where I have to tell myself that it’s going to be OK and then go from there.” That part shouldn’t be a problem, considering DePape knows all about returning from shoulder surgery.

“I’m 20 now and I’ve been through some pretty important games and some comeback games like last year when I got back from surgery. I kind of know what it’s all about,” he said. “I’m going to have to keep the nerves under control, because I’m sure there will be a few. But I have to bring it all together pretty quickly with playoffs right around the corner.” DePape had Tyson Ness and Wyatt Johnson as his linemates during Tuesday’s practice session and will likely skate alongside the pair Friday as well as Saturday in Edmonton, when both the Rebels and Oil Kings will conclude their regular season. DePape has been an interested observer during Rebels games over the past month and has enjoyed the view. In fact, he was confident Red Deer would be a post-season team even before he committed to the club. “If I didn’t think this team would be a contender I wouldn’t have bothered, especially with all the work involved in coming back,” he said. “But I really wanted to play hockey again this season and I’m super happy to be in Red Deer and I feel we can go deep in the playoffs.

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Oilers end road trip on a high DUBNYK STOPS 36 SHOTS AS OILERS SHUT OUT AVALANCHE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oilers 4 Avalanche 0 DENVER — Shawn Horcoff has had a big hand in the Edmonton Oilers’ resurgence since returning from a broken knuckle. The Oilers captain scored a goal in his second straight game back from the injury and Devan Dubnyk stopped 36 shots for his first shutout in nearly a year, helping Edmonton beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Tuesday night. Sam Gagner, Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who went 3-4-2 on their franchiserecord nine-game, 17-day road trip. The Oilers finished by winning two straight, beating the NHL-leading Blackhawks in Chicago and blanking the highflying Avalanche. It was a much-needed morale boost after they dropped five straight early in the trip. It might have saved their postseason aspirations, too. “If we don’t win these two, if not close, we’re really close to having it be something miraculous to make the playoffs,” Horcoff said. “In a lot of ways, we can look back at this at the end of year and hopefully say, ’That was pivotal for us.”’ Dubnyk was in top form even after leaving Sunday’s game against Chicago early with a neck injury following a collision with a teammate. He showed no lingering effects, stopping everything thrown his way for his fifth NHL shutout. “It was good,” Dubnyk said of his neck. “On quick plays, jerking around, it would grab a bit. But nothing I would even think for a second about.” Colorado nearly scored on

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Edmonton Oilers’ Magnus Paajarvi shoots past Colorado Avalanche’s Jamie McGinn. Paajarvi then scored on the deflection, during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, in Denver. Dubnyk early in the third period to make it 3-1, but Jan Hejda’s goal was disallowed when Gabriel Landeskog was called for goaltender interference. Dubnyk thought it was the right call. “The difference is that I got out to my spot and stopped,” the goalie said. “He moved back to me and didn’t allow me to make the save. “The ref was in great position to see I was out there and set. He made a great call.”

Landeskog had a different take. “I thought I wasn’t in the crease,” he said. “I thought I wasn’t disturbing the goalie there. It’s unfortunate. Because if we had 3-1 there, it’s a completely different game.” Horcoff is steadily rounding back into scoring shape after missing 15 games. He scored his third goal of the season midway through the opening period — more than enough offence for Dubnyk.

“When we’re energized and focused on the right things, we’re a good team,” said Horcoff, who added extra reinforcement to his glove to keep his sore hand protected. “When we’re not, we’re a terrible team. There’s no in between for us. The good news is, the more we get in those situations and be successful doing the right things, the easier it is to sink in.”

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Strickland ready to lead Kings into nationals Any championship calibre on me about returning I decidbasketball team needs a good ed to come back and I certainly point guard. don’t regret the decision,” said The RDC Kings have one of Strickland, who was selected the best in four-year veteran the MVP and first team all-star Lloyd Strickland. at the ACAC finals, which the “The last two Kings won 88-85 over years Lloyd has maKeyano College. tured as a player, “It’s nice to be a person and a sturecognized, especialdent and is great for ly at the provincials, the program and for but my whole focus me as a coach,” said was getting the gold. Kings second-year The team is what head coach Claycounts and I don’t ton Pottinger prior worry about the exto leaving Tuesday tra perks.” morning for the naIt was the first tional finals in Montime the Kings won treal. the ACAC title since DANNY “A point guard is 1998. It showed just RODE like a coach’s right how hard the team hand. He’s a coach worked this season, on the floor and you said Strickland. need a good rela“It was an awetionship with your point guard. some feeling, but it symbolized Lloyd and I have worked on that all of our hard work. Now we’re and we trust each other, which out to get one more (title).” is a huge benefit to the team.” The Kings head to the naThere was a time last sum- tionals for the second straight mer when Strickland wasn’t year. Last season they were a sure he’d be back. wild card after finishing sec“It was a tough decision but ond to the Mount Royal Univerafter talking with the guys and sity Cougars. But they were one with (Rob) Pierce and Joel (Car- of the biggest surprises at the roll) coming back and the coach CCAA finals, finishing fourth.

COLLEGE

“I’m just as excited this year,” said Strickland. “Last year we had a different frame of mind as we were just happy to be there. This year we’re out to win, so we’re taking it as a step at a time. Getting our Xs and Os together.” The Kings go into the nationals ranked third, but will have a tough test right off the bat against Vancouver Island University Mariners of Nanaimo, who have one of the premier scorers in the nation in guard Brandon Jones. “Any team we face will be tough,” said Strickland. “We definitely respect all our opposition. But it’s up to us to play our style, play strong defence and go from there.” Pottinger says the Mariners have a similar style to the Kings. “They have a well-rounded team similar to us,” he said. “I think we have an advantage in that we have more depth, but they’re bigger. We both have been ranked in the top eight all season, so two teams of that calibre meeting in the first round of the nationals doesn’t happen often.” The Kings have four veter-

ans who played last season with Jacob Cusumano joining Strickland, Pierce and Carroll, who is still battling a knee injury. “It helps to have four guys with that experience,” said Pottinger. “We have several firstyear guys who will have the nervous jitters, but they can rely on the veterans for that experience.” One of the benefits Strickland has this year is a solid backup in rookie Matt Johnson. “That’s something I didn’t have last year,” said Strickland. “He’s helped me a lot giving me a breather, and even at practice he pushes me and I push him. It makes both if us better. “We have a great relationship. I know he values me and what he can learn and values being a part of a championship team. He’s part of a good rookie crop and we value all of them.” “Matt has been fantastic as a rookie and really helped give Lloyd a chance to be fresh,” said Pottinger. Two of the new faces on the team — Mari Peoples-Wong and Demaine Nelson — joined the team at Christmas.

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Free agent frenzy begins with more shocks in releases than signings BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for winning a Super Bowl. The NFL champions lost two key components of their defence, linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, as free agency began Tuesday. On Monday, they traded star receiver Anquan Boldin, a key to their title run, to San Francisco — the team the Ravens beat 34-31 to win the championship. Kruger went north to division rival Cleveland for a five-year, $40 million deal, while Ellerbe headed south to Miami for $35 million over five years. Steelers receiver Mike Wallace joined Ellerbe in choosing the Dolphins. The 49ers didn’t go untouched, either. After giving up a sixth-round draft pick for Boldin, they saw tight end Delanie Walker leave for Tennessee. San Francisco also confirmed the trade of backup quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City, a deal that was known for weeks. The 49ers will receive the Chiefs’ second-round pick, 34th overall, in this year’s draft and a conditional pick in next year’s draft. The 32-year-old Boldin expressed surprise that he was traded. “I thought this was the last stop of my career but regardless of the circumstances I came here to win a Championship ... and in February we came home Champions,” he said on Twitter. Ellerbe also tweeted as he moved on to the Dolphins. “Just wanna take time to THANK GOD for being in this position I’m in! Before I make da BIGGEST DECISION in my life I just wanna thank him!!!” Ellerbe said. Kruger led the Ravens with nine sacks and added 2 ½ in the playoffs and two in the Super Bowl. But he was too expensive for Baltimore to keep. Wallace will give Miami the speedy receiver it has sought after getting just three touchdown catches from its wideouts last season. Denver ensured that Peyton Manning will be the Broncos’ quarterback through at least 2014. The four-time MVP’s contract called for a guaranteed salary of $20 million in 2013 and 2014 if he was on the Denver roster Tuesday. The final two years

of his contract are worth $19 million each, but are not guaranteed. Coming off multiple neck operations, Manning threw for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns last season and was the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. He turns 37 on March 24. Kansas City was busy finding support for Smith on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal with tight end Anthony Fasano, a three-year, $12.6 million contract with defensive tackle Mike DeVito, and a three-year deal with Saints backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Teams also made cuts Tuesday. The biggest were Ryan Fitzpatrick in Buffalo and Nnamdi Asomugha in Philadelphia. The Bills’ starting quarterback was released 1 ½ years after getting a sixyear, $59 million contract extension. Fitzpatrick struggled after signing the new deal, and the Bills went 6-10 in 2011 and in 2012. Buffalo has not made the playoffs since 1999, the longest active streak in the NFL. For now, the Bills’ No. 1 quarterback is Tarvaris Jackson. Bills general manager Buddy Nix said: “Difficult decisions often have to be made and so we are moving forward. Our focus remains on adding another quarterback to our roster and we will continue to explore every option available to us.” Philadelphia released cornerback Asomugha, who two years ago got a five-year, $60 million contract with $24 million guaranteed when he left Oakland as a free agent. Asomugha was a flop in Philly, often victimized in single coverage. Asomugha was scheduled to make $15 million next season, with $4 million guaranteed. Earlier, Tony Gonzalez changed his mind and decided to return to the Falcons. The NFL’s career leader among tight ends with 1,242 receptions and 103 touchdowns said he was 95 per cent certain he would retire after 2012, but the other 5 per cent won out. Hours before free agency began Tuesday, Gonzalez tweeted: “The lure of being on such a great team and organization, along with unbelievable fan support was too good to pass up.”

Heat keep streak alive with win over Hawks WIN 19TH STRAIGHT GAME THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

STORIES FROM B4

REBELS: A lot of talent and depth

“There’s a lot of talent and depth on this team with a good D core and obviously a great goalie. You put that all together and you have a pretty good team. The compete level is always there, it’s a hard-working team. That first round is going to be nerve-wracking and exciting, but you get past there and anything can happen.” Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter said DePape will likely get an extensive workload — including special teams duty — this weekend. “He’s been fine in practices but obviously we need to get him into games. He’s been out a long time but he’s going to get thrown to the wolves here,” said Sutter. “We’ll put him in a lot of different situations this weekend and hopefully get him as ready as we possibly can for the playoffs.” The Rebels clinched fourth place in the Eastern Conference last weekend and will open a best-of-seven quarterfinal series March 22 at the Centrium. Their opponent has yet to be determined. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

OILERS: First loss at home since Feb.11 for Avalanche The Avs were bottled up as they concluded a three-game homestand. They began by halting the Blackhawks’ NHL record streak of earning at least one point in the first 24 games and then knocked off San Jose on Matt Duchene’s goal just before the horn sounded to end overtime. This was Colorado’s first loss at home since Feb. 11. “That was a bad game, a bad game by everyone,” Avs coach Joe Sacco said. “There’s just no other way to put it. We just did not play well.” The Oilers solved Semyon Varlamov, who has been hard to beat at home, where he is 8-3-1. Only Jimmy Howard of Detroit and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers have more home wins this season with nine each. Soon after Colorado’s goal was nullified, Nugent-Hopkins scored on a power play to seal the Oilers’ second straight win. Paajarvi extended Edmonton’s lead to 3-0 midway through the second period when he caught the Avalanche in a shift change. The forward zipped down the left boards and lined a shot at Varlamov, the puck bouncing high into the air. Paajarvi patiently waited for it to come down before swatting it in. Edmonton not only took advantage of favourable bounces, but defenders

RDC: Terrific down the stretch “We started to build the culture of this team before Christmas, so they had to catch up a little, and we had to push them at times, but they responded well and were terrific down the stretch when we needed them,” said Strickland. “We demand a good brotherhood on and off the court and they’ve fit in . . . we enjoy having them around.” The Kings face the Mariners at 11 a.m. (MDT) Thursday. Keyano goes into the tournament ranked seventh and meet Sheridan College of Oakville, Ont., while Holland College of Charlottetown, PEI, takes on Champlain College of St. Lambert, Que., and topseeded Langara College of Vancouver meets the host John Abbott College. ● The women’s nationals are set to open Thursday in Turo, N.S., with the Olds College Broncos ranked fifth. They face Algonquin College of Nepean, Ont. Montmorency College of Laval is ranked No. 1 and meet Mount St. Vincent University of Halifax. As well VIU takes on Dawson College of Montreal and Fanshawe College of London, Ont., clashes with St. Thomas University of Fredericton, N.B. ● The RDC soccer teams will compete in the ACAC futsal finals at Olds College, beginning Friday. The Kings meet Keyano College at 5 p.m. Friday and Lakeland at 10:15 a.m. and Medicine Hat at 4:15 p.m. Saturday. The bronze medal game goes Sunday at 9 a.m. with the final at noon. The Queens clash with Medicine Hat at 8:45 p.m. Friday and finish roundrobin play Saturday against Lakeland at 11:30 a.m. and Keyano at 6:45 p.m. The bronze medal game goes Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and the final is at 1:30 p.m. ● Volleyball Kings setter Sam Brisbane, who was a first-team all-star at the nationals where the Kings finished second, was named the Boston Pizza RDC and the ACAC male athlete of the week. Hockey Queens defenceman Megan Jones, who was solid during the ACAC final against NAIT, took the top female award. Queens hockey, which finished second to NAIT, losing the best-of-five final 3-1, was the Breathing Room Yoga Studio and Cafe team of the week. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

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credit is due,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said. “Coach (Erik) Spoelstra and his staff over there are doing a great job. Their team is really moving the basketball, they are playing together, they are playing at a very, very high level right now, and they’re really good right now. We just got beat by a really good basketball team.” That is, by a really good basketball team that had something really far removed from a really good offensive night. The Heat shot only 43 per cent and James was just 3 for 11 from the field, with the field-goal total matching his lowest from any regular-season game in more than three years. And they won by 17. “We read the game, we find ways to win, we find ways within the game that we can make adjustments,” Wade said. “So yeah, it is kind of slowing down a little bit.” Ray Allen scored 12 and Udonis Haslem

grabbed 11 rebounds for the Heat. The crowd was 20,350, a record at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami now leads San Antonio by 1 ½ games in the race for the NBA’s best record and is atop the Eastern Conference by 9 ½ games over Indiana and New York, who were both idle Tuesday. The Heat (48-14) have 20 games left, while the Pacers have 19 and the Knicks 21. It was the first game where the Heat went without trailing since Feb. 14, when they won at Oklahoma City in a surprisingly one-sided NBA Finals rematch. They’ve needed buzzer-beaters and doubleovertimes and big rallies to win several times since, often against opponents who won’t be headed to the playoffs, teams like Orlando and Cleveland and Sacramento. The Hawks are headed to the post-season — barring a most improbable collapse, anyway — but this one was never in doubt.

The Oilers led 1-0 after one period on a goal from Robbie Fisher, then pelted Jemieff with 18 shots in the middle frame while getting goals from John Edwardh, Colton Sheen and Tanner Olstad, whose power-play tally in the final minute pretty much sealed the deal. Tanner Ockey upped the count to 5-0 in the

third period and Bart Moran followed with the Grizzlys’ final goal of the season before 1,423 fans. Jared D’Amico turned aside 16 shots in the Oilers net. Okotoks will face the Camrose Kodiaks in the South semifinals, which will also involve the Drumheller Dragons and powerhouse Brooks Bandits.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC MIAMI — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” from the crowd of 32,872. The United States fell behind in all three games in the opening round, but led from the first inning against Puerto Rico. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic, which remained unbeaten in the WBC by rallying past Italy 5-4 on Tuesday.

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OKOTOKS — Ethan Jemieff’s 33-save performance wasn’t enough to save the Olds Grizzlys Tuesday. Despite the netminder’s best efforts, the curtain fell on the Grizzlys Alberta Junior Hockey League season with a 5-1 playoff loss to the Okotoks Oilers, who took the best-of-five South Division quarter-final 3-2.

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MIAMI — Standing at his locker after yet another victory, LeBron James finally acknowledged the obvious. This winning streak is something for the Miami Heat to savour. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and on a night where the stat sheet would suggest a struggle, the Heat rolled once again, extending their winning streak to 19 games and leading wireto-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81 on Tuesday. “Let’s be honest, guys,” James said. “We’re not sitting here and saying this is not something special. This is an unbelievable streak that we’re on. We’re playing great basketball. We’re winning in different phases of the game, we’re playing different styles, we’ve won every game, on the road, at home, double-overtime games, end-of-regulation games, whatever the case may be.” James scored 15 points and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers added 14 apiece for the Heat, who matched the fifth-longest streak in NBA history. They will try for their 20th straight win on Wednesday at Philadelphia, the start of a five-game trip. Only three teams have won at least 20 consecutive games in the same season: the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33), the 2007-08 Houston Rockets (22) and the 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20). The Washington Capitols also won 20 straight, spanning the end of the 194748 season and the start of the 1948-49 campaign. “Ten is enough for me,” Bosh said. “Twenty’s cool. I’d take it.” Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks, who got 12 apiece from Al Horford and Jeff Teague. “Miami is playing very well right now. You have to give credit where

RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, March 13, 2013 B5 falling down, too. Horcoff had an easy path to the net after Landeskog tripped trying to thwart the play. Horcoff simply skated in on Varlamov and lined a shot between the goalie’s pads. That was the 158th goal of Horcoff’s career, moving him past Doug Weight for ninth place on the Oilers’ career goals list. “It’s as complete of a game as we have played,” Horcoff said. “It’s not easy to finish in Denver.” NOTES: Avalanche F Milan Hejduk missed a fifth game with a torso injury, but he could soon return to practice. ... Avs D Tyson Barrie was reassigned to Lake Erie of the AHL before the game. ... Colorado forward P.A. Parenteau had his career-best, six-game point streak end. ... Edmonton forwards Ales Hemsky and Taylor Hall both had two assists. Eight Oilers had at least one Jordan DePape point.


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Basketball GA 153 211 196 196 221 189 234 208 240 260 245 277

Pt 103 92 95 85 77 75 73 70 62 58 58 52

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt dx-Portland 68 53 12 1 2 310 158 109 dx-Kelowna 69 49 16 3 1 293 172 102 x-Kamloops 70 45 20 2 3 249 178 95 x-Spokane 68 41 25 2 0 253 218 84 x-Tri-City 68 40 24 1 3 236 203 84 x-Victoria 69 33 29 2 5 214 244 73 Seattle 69 23 37 7 2 193 269 55 Everett 69 24 39 2 4 161 255 54 Prince George 68 21 39 2 6 169 250 50 Vancouver 70 21 47 2 0 193 288 44 d — division leader; x — clinched playoff berth; y — clinched division. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Monday’s results No Games Scheduled. Tuesday’s results Kootenay 3 Lethbridge 1 Moose Jaw 5 Regina 0 Medicine Hat 3 at Calgary 6 Saskatoon 3 at Edmonton 2 (SO) Tri-City at Seattle, Late Prince George at Spokane, Late Portland at Victoria, Late

Monday’s Games Boston 3, Ottawa 2, SO Los Angeles 3, Calgary 1 Tuesday’s Games Vancouver 2, Columbus 1, SO Buffalo 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Carolina 4, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 2 Tampa Bay 3, Florida 2 Winnipeg 5, Toronto 2 St. Louis 4, San Jose 2 Anaheim 2, Minnesota 1 Nashville 4, Dallas 0 Edmonton 4, Colorado 0 Los Angeles at Phoenix, Late Wednesday’s Games Ottawa at Montreal, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Toronto, 5 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 5 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

Friday’s games Calgary at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Brandon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Regina, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Prince George at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Seattle at Portland, 8 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Everett at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Kelowna at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Moose Jaw at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Kootenay at Calgary, 7 p.m. Red Deer at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Regina at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Lethbridge at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Kamloops at Prince George, 8 p.m. Victoria at Everett, 8:05 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Spokane at Portland, 6 p.m. Tri-City at Everett, 6:05 p.m. End 2012-13 WHL regular season National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF d-Pittsburgh 27 19 8 0 38 100 d-Montreal 26 17 5 4 38 84 d-Carolina 25 15 9 1 31 79 Boston 24 17 4 3 37 72 Toronto 27 15 11 1 31 81 Ottawa 26 13 8 5 31 61 New Jersey 26 12 9 5 29 65 Winnipeg 26 13 11 2 28 68 N.Y. Rangers 25 13 10 2 28 64 Philadelphia 27 12 14 1 25 75 N.Y. Islanders 26 11 12 3 25 77 Tampa Bay 26 11 14 1 23 88 Buffalo 27 10 14 3 23 70 Washington 25 10 14 1 21 69 Florida 27 7 14 6 20 66

GA 78 66 69 53 75 54 75 76 61 82 88 81 84 76 101

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF 26 21 2 3 45 85 25 19 3 3 41 87 25 12 7 6 30 68 24 14 8 2 30 71 26 14 10 2 30 80 26 12 9 5 29 68 25 13 10 2 28 59 26 11 9 6 28 58 25 11 8 6 28 58

GA 58 63 68 60 79 66 61 61 61

Canucks 2 at Blue Jackets 1 (SO) First Period No Scoring Penalties — Booth Vcr (interference) 0:23, Brassard Clb (tripping) 15:57. Second Period 1. Columbus, Letestu 6 (Brassard, Prospal) 3:04 2. Vancouver, Garrison 4 (Hansen, Barker) 16:11 Penalty — Johansen Clb (boarding) 14:09. Third Period No Scoring Penalty — Kassian Vcr (boarding) 8:08. Overtime No Scoring Penalties — None Shootout Vancouver wins 1-0 Vancouver (1) — Higgins, miss; Raymond, goal. Columbus (0) — Johansen, miss; Calvert, miss; Letestu, miss. Shots on goal Vancouver 12 18 7 1 — 38 Columbus 10 6 10 1 — 27 Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (W,6-2-3); Columbus: Bobrovsky (L,8-6-4). Power plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 0-2; Columbus: 0-2. Attendance — 14,852 (18,144). Rangers 1 at Sabres 3 First Period

Tuesday’s summaries

Thursday’s game Prince George at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m.

Power plays (goals-chances) — Boston: 1-2; Pittsburgh: 0-4. Attendance — 18,640 (18,387).

No Scoring Penalties — None

Oilers 4 at Avalanche 0 First Period 1. Edmonton, Horcoff 3 (Hemsky, Hall) 11:20 2. Edmonton, Gagner 10 (Paajarvi, Whitney) 16:18 Penalty — Horcoff Edm (hooking) 16:37. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Paajarvi 5 (N.Schultz, Gagner) 12:16 Penalties — O’Byrne Col (holding) 6:57, O’Byrne Col (cross-checking) 14:26, Whitney Edm (tripping) 18:44. Third Period 4. Edmonton, Nugent-Hopkins 2 (Hall, Hemsky) 6:32 (pp) Penalty — Colorado bench (too many men, served by Parenteau) 4:55, Wilson Col (roughing) 18:43. Shots on goal Edmonton 9 12 10 — 31 Colorado 13 13 10 — 36 Goal — Edmonton: Dubnyk (W,7-9-4); Colorado: Varlamov (L,8-10-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 1-4; Colorado: 0-2. Attendance — 14,360 (18,007).

Wednesday’s games Prince Albert at Brandon, 6 p.m. Kootenay at Lethbridge, 7 p.m.

d-Chicago d-Anaheim d-Vancouver Los Angeles St. Louis Detroit Minnesota Nashville San Jose

Phoenix 25 12 10 3 27 72 72 Dallas 25 12 11 2 26 67 71 Edmonton 26 10 11 5 25 64 76 Columbus 27 10 12 5 25 62 74 Colorado 25 10 11 4 24 62 73 Calgary 24 9 11 4 22 64 82 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader

Maple Leafs 2 at Jets 5 First Period 1. Winnipeg, Antropov 2 (Byfuglien, Wellwood) 6:06 (pp) Penalties — Orr Tor (fighting, major), Thorburn Wpg (fighting, major) 2:46, Fraser Tor (interference) 5:22, Phaneuf Tor (roughing, fighting, minor-major), Ladd Wpg (fighting, major) 11:23, Meech Wpg (tripping) 15:15, Kessel Tor (slashing), Clitsome Wpg (roughing) 17:25. Second Period 2. Toronto, Kessel 8, 0:38 3. Winnipeg, Wheeler 9 (Little, Ladd) 1:03 4. Winnipeg, Wellwood 2 (Byfuglien, Antropov) 10:43 Penalties — Antropov Wpg (slashing) 5:42, Stuart Wpg (boarding) 5:48, Kadri Tor (roughing), Byfuglien Wpg (roughing) 8:05, Orr Tor (roughing) 12:06. Third Period 5. Winnipeg, Kane 11 (Antropov) 11:16 6. Winnipeg, Wheeler 10 (Tangradi, Byfuglien) 12:53 7. Toronto, Kessel 9 (Holzer, van Riemsdyk) 13:14 Penalty — McLaren Tor (slashing) 19:32. Shots on goal Toronto 9 9 8 — 26 Winnipeg 11 12 11 — 34 Goal (shots-saves) — Toronto: Reimer (L,9-4-1)(28-24), Scrivens (11:16 third)(6-5); Winnipeg: Pavelec (W,10-11-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Toronto: 0-3; Winnipeg: 1-4. Attendance — 15,004 (15,004). Bruins 2 at Penguins 3 First Period 1. Boston, Chara 5 (Seidenberg, Peverley) 4:45 (pp) 2. Boston, Seguin 9 (Bergeron, Marchand) 13:30 Penalty — Pittsburgh bench (too many men, served by Vitale) 3:03, Ference Bos (delay of game) 18:35. Second Period No Scoring Penalty — Marchand Bos (tripping) 7:02. Third Period 3. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 18 (Letang, Engelland) 13:42 4. Pittsburgh, Sutter 7 (Neal, Bennett) 14:33 5. Pittsburgh, Sutter 8, 17:57 Penalties — Bergeron Bos (tripping) 3:09, Khudobin Bos (high-sticking) 4:04, Kunitz Pgh (tripping) 5:48. Shots on goal Boston 5 7 4 — 16 Pittsburgh 11 11 12 — 34 Goal — Boston: Khudobin (L,4-2-0); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,13-5-0).

Second Period 1. N.Y. Rangers, Stepan 7 (Callahan) 4:17 (sh) 2. Buffalo, Foligno 2 (Ehrhoff, Sekera) 5:35 3. Buffalo, Vanek 14 (Pominville, Hodgson) 12:40 Penalties — Powe NYR (tripping) 2:30, Halpern NYR (slashing) 9:50, Gilroy NYR (tripping) 14:07, Girardi NYR (tripping) 16:43. Third Period 4. Buffalo, Foligno 3 (Sekera, Flynn) 11:48 Penalties — Hagelin NYR (high-sticking) 6:36, Hecht Buf (holding) 8:50. Shots on goal N.Y. Rangers 10 5 18 — 33 Buffalo 7 12 3 — 22 Goal — N.Y. Rangers: Lundqvist (L,11-9-1); Buffalo: Enroth (W,1-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — N.Y. Rangers: 0-1; Buffalo: 0-5. Attendance — 19,070 (19,070). Ducks 2 at Wild 1 First Period 1. Minnesota, Setoguchi 6 (Cullen, Gilbert) 18:00 (pp) Penalties — M.Koivu Min (tripping) 2:55, B.McMillan Ana (charging) 9:08, S.Koivu Ana (hooking) 9:38, Maroon Ana (fighting, major), Konopka Min (fighting, major) 14:08, Sbisa Ana (high-sticking) 16:15. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Getzlaf Ana (hooking) 0:45, Perry Ana (interference -, major-game misconduct) 4:21. Third Period 2. Anaheim, Maroon 2 (Lydman, B.McMillan) 3:06 3. Anaheim, Sbisa 1 (Selanne, Winnik) 16:56 Penalties — Brodziak Min (interference) 9:23, Allen Ana (unsportsmanlike conduct), Rupp Min (unsportsmanlike conduct) 14:34, Suter Min (slashing) 18:50. Shots on goal Anaheim 3 4 14 — 21 Minnesota 8 14 9 — 31 Goal — Anaheim: Hiller (W,9-2-2); Minnesota: Backstrom (L,11-7-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Anaheim: 0-3; Minnesota: 1-5. Attendance — 18,808 (17,954). NHL Scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial National Hockey League scoring leaders following Monday’s games: SCORING G A Pt Crosby, Pgh 12 33 45 Stamkos, TB 19 18 37 Kunitz, Pgh 17 19 36 St. Louis, TB 6 27 33 Getzlaf, Ana 10 21 31 P.Kane, Chi 14 16 30 E.Staal, Car 12 18 30 Tavares, NYI 16 13 29 Vanek, Buf 13 16 29 Voracek, Pha 12 17 29 Neal, Pgh 17 11 28 Ribeiro, Wash 9 19 28 Moulson, NYI 11 16 27 Zetterberg, Det 6 21 27 Duchene, Col 11 15 26 Semin, Car 7 19 26 Letang, Pgh 3 23 26 Kadri, Tor 11 14 25 Parenteau, Col 10 15 25 Datsyuk, Det 8 17 25 Elias, NJ 8 17 25 Giroux, Pha 8 17 25 Ladd, Wpg 13 11 24 Perry, Ana 9 15 24 H.Sedin, Vcr 6 18 24 Malkin, Pgh 5 19 24 J.Thornton, SJ 5 19 24 Toews, Chi 11 12 23 S.Gagner, Edm 9 14 23

Baseball World Baseball Classic FIRST ROUND GROUP A W L Pct GB x-Cuba 3 0 1.000 — x-Japan 2 1 .667 1 China 1 2 .333 2 Brazil 0 3 .000 3 x-advanced to second round

GROUP C W L Pct x-Dominican Republic 3 0 1.000 x-Puerto Rico 2 1 .667 Venezuela 1 2 .333 Spain 0 3 .000 x-advanced to second round

GROUP B W L Pct x-Taiwan 2 1 .667 x-Netherlands 2 1 .667 South Korea 2 1 .667 Australia 0 3 .000 x-advanced to second round

GB — — — 2 1/2

At Taichung, Taiwan Saturday, March 2 Taiwan 4, Australia 1 Netherlands 5, South Korea 0 Sunday, March 3 Taiwan 8, Netherlands 3 Monday, March 4 South Korea 6, Australia 0 Netherlands 4, Australia 1 Tuesday, March 5 South Korea 3, Taiwan 2

GROUP D W L Pct x-United States 2 1 .667 x-Italy 2 1 .667 Canada 1 2 .333 Mexico 1 2 .333 x-advanced to second round Thursday, March 7 At Scottsdale, Ariz. Italy 6, Mexico 5 Friday, March 8 At Phoenix Italy 14, Canada 4 At Phoenix Mexico 5, United States 2 Saturday, March 9 At Phoenix Canada 10, Mexico 3 United States 6, Italy 2 Sunday, March 10 At Phoenix United States 9, Canada 4

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d-San Antonio d-Oklahoma City d-L.A. Clippers Memphis Denver Golden State Houston L.A. Lakers Utah Dallas Portland Minnesota Phoenix New Orleans Sacramento d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot

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WESTERN CONFERENCE L Pct GB 16 .754 — 17 .734 1 1/2 20 .692 4 19 .689 5 22 .662 6 29 .554 13 30 .531 14 1/2 31 .523 15 31 .516 15 1/2 33 .476 18 33 .468 18 1/2 39 .361 25 42 .344 26 1/2 43 .338 27 43 .338 27

Monday’s Games Philadelphia 106, Brooklyn 97 San Antonio 105, Oklahoma City 93 Utah 103, Detroit 90 Denver 108, Phoenix 93 Golden State 92, New York 63 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 95, Washington 90 Charlotte 100, Boston 74 L.A. Lakers 106, Orlando 97 Brooklyn 108, New Orleans 98 Miami 98, Atlanta 81 Minnesota 107, San Antonio 83 Dallas 115, Milwaukee 108 Memphis at Portland, Late Wednesday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 5 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 5 p.m. Toronto at Boston, 5:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 6 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Chicago at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Detroit at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. New York at Denver, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Dallas at San Antonio, 6 p.m. New York at Portland, 6:30 p.m.

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Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Named Nelson Norman director of baseball operations for the Dominican Republic. BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned OF Alex Hassan and RHP Steven Wright to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned RHP Pedro Beato, 1B/OF Mark Hamilton, OF Jeremy Hazelbaker and OF Juan Carlos Linares to their minor league camp. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned LHP Chris Dwyer and LHP Justin Marks to Omaha (PCL) and LHP John Lamb to Northwest Arkansas (TL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Optioned LHP Anthony Fernandez to Jackson (SL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Gwinnett (IL) and RHP Juan Jaime and RHP Aaron Northcraft to Mississippi (SL). Reassigned LHP Ryan Buchter, LHP Yohan Flande, RHP Gus Schlosser, C Luis De La Cruz, C Braeden Schlehuber, C Jose Yepez and INF Joe Leonard to their minor league camp. CINCINNATI REDS—Optioned LHP Tony Cingrani and RHP Daniel Corcino to Louisville (IL). Optioned RHP Kyle Lotzkar and RHP Josh Ravin to Double-A (SL). Optioned RHP Carlos Contreras and OF Yorman Rodriguez to Bakersfield (Calif.). Optioned LHP Ismael Guillon to Dayton (MW). Reassigned RHP Nick Christiani, RHP Chad Rogers, C Nevin Ashley, INF Kristopher Negron and OF Ryan LaMarre to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELES DODGERS— Reassigned INF Brian Barden, INF Omar Luna and OF Jeremy Moore to their minor league camp. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned LHP Kevin Siegrist to Memphis (PCL).

x-Miami d-New York d-Indiana Brooklyn Chicago Boston Atlanta Milwaukee Toronto Philadelphia Detroit Cleveland Washington Orlando Charlotte

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At San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, March 7 Dominican Republic 9, Venezuela 3 Friday, March 8 Puerto Rico 3, Spain 0 Saturday, March 9 Dominican Republic 6, Spain 3 Puerto Rico 6, Venezuela 3 Sunday, March 10 Venezuela 11, Spain 6 Dominican Republic 4, Puerto Rico 2

At Fukuoka, Japan Saturday, March 2 Japan 5, Brazil 3 Cuba 5, Brazil 2 Sunday, March 3 Japan 5, China 2 Monday, March 4 Cuba 12, China 0 Tuesday, March 5 China 5, Brazil 2 Wednesday, March 6 Cuba 6, Japan 3

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB 48 14 .774 — 38 23 .623 9 1/2 39 24 .619 9 1/2 38 27 .585 11 1/2 35 28 .556 13 1/2 34 29 .540 14 1/2 34 29 .540 14 1/2 32 30 .516 16 25 39 .391 24 24 39 .381 24 1/2 23 43 .348 27 22 42 .344 27 20 42 .323 28 18 47 .277 31 1/2 14 50 .219 35

Reassigned LHP Barret Browning and C Cody Stanley to their minor league camp. Chinese Professional Baseball League (Taiwan) EDA RHINOS—Signed Manny Ramirez. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Agreed to terms with S Rashad Johnson on a threeyear contract. ATLANTA FALCONS—Agreed to terms with LT Sam Baker on a six-year contract. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed LS Morgan Cox and WR/KR David Reed to two-year contracts. BUFFALO BILLS—Released QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with TE Martellus Bennett on a four-year contract and LT Jermon Bushrod on a fiveyear contract. Signed DT Henry Melton to his franchise tender. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed DE Wallace Gilberry to a contract extension. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Agreed to terms with LB Paul Kruger on a five-year contract. DETROIT LIONS—Agreed to terms with S Amari Spievey on a one-year contract. HOUSTON TEXANS—Released WR Kevin Walter. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Agreed to terms with OL Gosder Cherilus, OL Donald Thomas, CB Greg Toler and LB Erik Walden. MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Traded WR Percy Harvin to Seattle for 2013 first- and seventh-round draft picks and a 2014 third-round draft pick. Terminated the contract of CB Antoine Winfield. Re-signed

T Phil Loadholt. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Released CB Nnamdi Asomugha. Signed CB Bradley Fletcher, TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung, LB Jason Phillips and DL Isaac Sopoaga. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Resigned LB Larry Foote, WR Plaxico Burress and TE David Johnson. Tendered contract offers to RB Jonathan Dwyer, RB Isaac Redman, NT Steve McLendon and WR Emmanuel Sanders. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Released TE Randy McMichael. Claimed RB Foswhitt Whittaker off waivers from Arizona. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Agreed to terms with TE Jared Cook on a five-year contract. TENNESSEE TITANS—Announced the retirement of G Steve Hutchinson. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Agreed to terms with P Sav Rocca on a two-year contract. Canadian Football League CALGARY STAMPEDERS—Announced the retirement of LB Marc Calixte. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Recalled F Jimmy Hayes from Rockford (AHL). Assigned D Steve Montador to Rockford. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated F Brandon Dubinsky from injured reserve. Assigned F Matthew Ford to Springfield (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Recalled F Tomas Vincour from Texas (AHL). Assigned F Matt Fraser to Texas. DETROIT RED WINGS—Recalled F Gustav Nyquist from Grand Rapids (AHL). Reassigned F Tomas Tatar to Grand Rapids and D Gleason Fournier from Grand Rapids to Toledo (ECHL).

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A big week for MMA in Red Deer Calgary Based Hard Knocks MMA perience for young fighters still learnreturned to Estevan, Sask., March 2 ing to navigate the often unpredictable with an all amateur fight-card co head- fight game. lined by Red Deer ArashiDo Martial Set to go May 25, Chapman vs SwanArts fighter Chris Chapman. son 2 will undoubtedly Chapman took a 4-1 reprovide a great deal more cord into the bout and felt anticipation in lieu of the supremely confident that controversy. his skill set would shine For Chapman, his mothe brighter and he’d be tivation to claim the divicrowned the first-ever Hard sion’s top spot remains unKnocks amateur lightweight changed, although it’s safe champion. Things, however, to say that now he’ll be did not unfold as planned. driven by a great deal more Despite controlling urgency. much of the fight, Chapman He stated bluntly: “After dropped a split to decision being robbed the last time I his opponent David Swanwant to go out there and finCHRIS son. ish David and show that I SULLIVAN Swanson, from Winnishould be the Hard Knocks peg, hadn’t fought in nearly amateur lightweight chama year and it was expected pion”. that the extended layoff would bring to fruition a more evolved Havoc Fighting Championship fighter, but from Chapman’s perspecannounces Red Deer Debut tive that simply wasn’t the case. “I thought he would have changed There is absolutely no shortage of a lot of his game but there wasn’t any MMA promotions in Alberta looking to one thing that caught me off guard,” cash in on the world’s fastest growing recounted the 20-year old title consport. tender. That said, it’s difficult to see how on Regardless of his poise inside the the regional level any one promotion cage, Chapman would return home could separate itself from the pack. empty-handed. The judges returned Yet, if the fledgling Havoc Fighting with a unanimously-jeered decision Championship’s first show is any inin favour of Swanson. All those in atdication, they have all the talent to do tendance that night were reportedly of just that. a shared mind that the decision didn’t On a card that featured veteran accurately reflect the performances of competitors George Belanger and Mike either fighter. Davis, it is perhaps best remembered So much so that a rematch was for Wolfgang Janssen’s flying-reverse booked on the spot, complete with a triangle. The submission, which quickreturn date to the same venue. Its’ a ly made its way to ESPN as well as scenario that while all too familiar to garnering some 500,000 views on Youspectators, does provide valuable exTube, definitely set the stage for a pro-

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HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL As usual Red Deer teams have a tough draw at the provincial 4A high school basketball championships, which open in Calgary Thursday. The Hunting Hills Lightning are ranked 14th on the boys’ side and open against third-ranked Bishop O’Byrne of Calgary at Bishop O’Byrne at 7:30 p.m. On the girls’ side, the Lindsay Thurber Raiders are ranked 13th and meet fourth-ranked Cardston at Centennial High School at 5:30 p.m. Lethbridge Collegiate Institute are ranked No. 1 on the boys’ side with Cardston second. Sir Winston Churchill of Calgary are top ranked on the girls’ side with Chinook High School of Lethbridge second. ● The Camrose Trojans go into the girls’ championships in Strathmore seeded fourth and will face the winner of Athabasca’s Edwin Parr and St. Joe’s of Grande Prairie at 9 a.m. Friday. Wetaskiwin is the Central Alberta representative in the 3A boys’ finals at St. Peters The Apostle of Spruce Grove and face Peace Wapiti of Grande Prairie at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. ● The Rimbey Spartans won the Central Alberta 2A title and meet Calgary Christian at 12:45 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Christian of Lethbridge. The Ryley/Viking girls’ team will represent Central Alberta at the provincials in Le Crete. They open at 12:45 p.m. Thursday against Ashmont. ● Daysland and Viking are in the 1A boys’ championships at Senator Gershaw at Bow Island as is Olds Koinonia, who comes out of the South Central zone. Bawlf and Hay Lakes are in the girls’ 1A finals at St. Mary’s in Taber.

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CA Rowing Club finished second The Central Alberta Rowing Club finished second in the junior men’s 2,000-metre event at the Alberta Indoor Rowing Championships at Lindsay Thurber during the weekend. The team of Adam Rainforth, Graham McQuesten, Jacob Patterson and Paul Gordineer placed behind the Edmonton Rowing Club. The indoor championships is run over a simulated course on gym rowing machines.

Midget A Chiefs advance to next round The Red Deer Quality Inn Chiefs advanced to the next round of the North Central Midget A Hockey League by sweeping a best-of-three series against the Red Deer Prairie Bus Chiefs. Quality Inn took the opening game 2-1 as Lane Sim scored with 1:24 remaining in the first overtime period. Bryce Abell added the other Quality Inn goal while Tyler Oosterhoff connected for Prairie. Quality Inn took the second contest 4-3 in the third overtime period when Jason Pezzella scored with 44 seconds remaining. Jared Ferguson, Cole Young and Declan Johnson added single goals. Daniel Billett, Josh Bussard and Vance Lacey replied for Prairie.

Kusiek leads Fatboys over Chuckers Cam Kusiek dropped in 23 points to lead the Tiffany’s Fatboys to a 73-65 victory over the Rusty Chuckers in Central Alberta Senior Men’s Basketball Association play. Murray Cunningham added 18 points for the winners while Ben Cripps had 20 points and Jonathan Laybolt 16 in a losing cause.

motion that looks to take the road less travelled. In the words of co-promoter Jessie Fox, HFC isn’t going to feature any kind of loudmouth promotional antics. Along with his business partners, Gary Vig and Ryan Machan, the consensus among them is that it’s going to be about the fighters and finding them opportunities that will help them ascend the professional ranks. “After all, it’s the fighters out there in front of the people, sweating and bleeding. Not the promoters,” said Fox. Looking to establish its name in short order, the company has opted to alternate between Calgary and Red Deer show to show. This past week the announcement was made that June 7 will be the date of HFC’S first entry into Alberta’s central city. As of now, three bouts have been announced with (3-0) Janssen returning to the Havoc cage to face Mark Maruzs (3-5). Also in action will be (3-1) Jeff Larkin, who looks to rebound from a split decision loss to Rocky Biggs as he meets (1-0) Elvis Vukaj. Kensei Martial Arts will also be representing as (6-6) power puncher Trevor Wright has been inked to meet (2-2) Jesse Arnett. With only three bouts confirmed and negotiations reportedly underway to bring a top Canadian lightweight to the event. Havoc Fighting Championships looks primed to make its mark on Red Deer in 2013.

Submission Ace promoter looks to keep ball rolling Fresh off a successful second outing as promoter of the Submission Ace Jiujitsu tournament in February, it’s

obvious that Drew Weatherhead is taking seriously his goal to grow the sport in the Central Alberta region. The man known amongst fellow martial artists as “shredder” has turned heads with the announcement that he would be rolling out the welcome mat for five-time BJJ world champion Caio Terra. The BJJ luminary, who boasts a staggering list of achievements in his decade-plus career, has emerged as one of the most sought after technicians in sport combat. Most recently his services were enlisted by UFC superstar Carlos Condit in preparation for his title unification bout against Canadian Georges St-Pierre. In providing this opportunity to rub shoulders with one of the BJJ elite, the young promoter and aspiring brown belt will no doubt take praise for raising the collective game of the Alberta BJJ community. A goal that absolutely reflects the selfless nature of his passion for the sport. Bolstered by his consistent excellence in the competitive arena, Weatherhead’s stock as local Jiujitsu ambassador has been climbing steadily. This latest coup is undoubtedly just the next in line of many things to come. To truly make it an occasion, he has purchased 1,300 square feet of competition mat space, room enough to host a bubbling attendance of 70 students. Tickets will be made available May 1 n a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information as it becomes available, visit Submission Ace Championship @ www.facebook.com. Chris Sullivan is a Red Deer martial arts freelance writer

Red Sox down Blue Jays in spring test THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buchholz is showing signs that he is ready for the season. Mike Napoli is proving to his new Red Sox teammates that he can be a durable addition. Buchholz pitched four scoreless innings, and Napoli played in consecutive games for first time this spring training and had a run-scoring single and a double, helping the Boston Red Sox over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Tuesday. “Everything is starting to fall together,” Buchholz said. “I was able to go out there and execute pitches, like one after another, a little bit better than the last time out and the time before that. I feel like it’s all coming together for the spring, getting up and down a little bit more and the next time when I go out it’ll be five innings. It’s starting to feel more real now.” Napoli, diagnosed with avascular necrosis in both hips during his off-season contract negotiations with the Red Sox, is batting .429 (6 for 14) with two homers and six RBIs. Buchholz earned the win, going four scoreless innings, giving up three hits with a strikeout. In his recent side work, the Red Sox have tried to improve Buchholz’s tempo. “Better tempo once again, consistent with his last outing,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Eight of the 12 outs Buchholz recorded were on groundballs, including a double play to end the third with runners on first and second. “I think any time we see Clay putting the ball on the ground, he’s got a sinker, he’s got his late action pitches working down in the zone,” Farrell said. “And that was the case again today. Key double-play ball for him. And I think as we’ve seen his evolution as a starting pitcher, as he’s gone to that two-seamer, it really puts him in a good position to not only be efficient but when he needs to, get a groundball double play as the case was today.” Toronto right-hander Justin Germano gave up two runs in three innings on five hits with no walks and two strikeouts. “My last couple outings, I feel like there were just a couple plays that didn’t go my way,” Germano said. “But today I think I was down in the zone more consistently than I had been my last couple of outings and in return got groundouts.” It was Germano’s first

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins throws to first after forcing out Boston Red Sox’s Brock Holt at second on a double play in the fifth inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game, Tuesday, in Fort Myers, Fla. start of the spring after four relief appearances. “Over the years I’ve learned how to get ready for the game as a reliever but my comfort zone definitely is starting to develop,” he said. “I’ve

done a lot better getting into the zone and I’m comfortable doing it. At first it was kind of a mess out there, a lot going through my head but I’ve been able to slow it down having to do it

more.” The Sox added a run off Claudio Vargas in the fourth when Will Middlebrooks doubles to centre, scoring on Ryan Sweeney’s single to centre. Jim Negrych’s tworun homer in the fifth off Boston lefty Andrew Miller closed the gap. But Boston got two runs off Chad Beck in the seventh. The Blue Jays scored a run off Allen Webster in the ninth. NOTES: Right-hander Brandon Morrow was scheduled to throw four innings in a minor league game on Tuesday. ... Right-hander Marcus Stroman, the Blue Jays No. 1 pick in 2012, was scheduled to pitch in the same game. It will be the spring training debut for Stroman, who was suspended for 50 games in August for violating baseball’s minor league drug program. ... Left-hander Darren Oliver is scheduled to pitch in an instrasquad game on Wednesday. ... Third baseman Brett Lawrie has returned to the Blue Jays from the World Baseball Classic. He strained his rib cage while with Team Canada but is expected to be ready for opening day. ... Right-hander Kyle Drabek, who underwent Tommy John surgery in June for the second time in his career, is set to begin throwing off a mound this week. ... Red Sox minor league games begin Wednesday. Right-hander Alfredo Aceves, who returned from pitching for Mexico in the WBC, will pitch in a minor league game on Wednesday.

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Virtue and Moir going for hometown win TRYING TO BE CANADA’S FIRST HOMETOWN WORLD CHAMPIONS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON, Ont. — Two pages of the world figure skating championships’ souvenir program are dedicated to Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s favourite London hangouts. Virtue is partial to the cinnamon French toast at The Bag Lady for breakfast, while Moir heads to Cowboys on Friday nights for drinks and country music. If you didn’t know the Olympic gold medallists are aiming for their second consecutive world ice dance title this week, you could almost mistake them for the event’s official welcoming committee. “This is our city, this is our venue, there’s no doubt about that,” Moir said after Tuesday’s practice in front of several hundred fans at Budweiser Gardens. “This is where we come Friday nights to watch the (Ontario Hockey League’s) Knights.” The 23-year-old Virtue grew up in London and owns her own house not far from the arena. Moir, 25, comes from Ilderton, about a 20-minute drive north. They can’t turn a corner in Budweiser Gardens without spotting someone they know. “You do get that extra smile or a wink from the volunteers,” Virtue said. During their post-practice media session Tuesday, Moir turned tour guide for reporters, asking: “Did you find some good place to eat yet or what? You need any suggestions?” “Any spot in Ilderton is a hot spot, I can tell you that,” he added, laughing. But the odd lighthearted moment aside, the Cana-

dians are all-business in their approach to this week. “This is a world championships for us, we always want these bad, and at the end of the day, it’s for us, we’re the ones who work hard in training every day and we want that title,” Moir said. There have been just four world champions in the nine times Canada has hosted the event — Jamie Sale and David Pelletier in 2001 in Vancouver; Kurt Browning in Halifax in 1990; Barbara Underhill and Paul Martini in Ottawa in ’84; and Barbara Wagner and Robert Paul in Vancouver in ’60. There’s never been a hometown champion. “It seems like we’re the luckiest kids ever,” Moir said. “We have a home country Olympic Games and to have a hometown worlds is a pretty rare opportunity for athletes like us. I never dreamed in a million years. “It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it. And if you’ve taken a drive out to Ilderton, you can see all the support — the gold banners hanging all over — it is fun. It seems like the community is really rallying around us so what more can you ask?” Virtue and Moir will be pushed, as always, by American rivals Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who share the same coach in Marina Zoueva and same Canton, Mich., training base as the Canadians. Moir said the four skaters share a friendship, but “I wouldn’t say off the ice, we’re best of friends. I’m not going to pull the wool over your eyes and think we’re holding hands and skipping out of the rink every day. “We’ve come up since we were this big and we respect what they do. We wish them all the best. We do our job which is to come out and skate hard and try

to beat them.” Virtue and Moir are happy to have Canadian ice dance teammates Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje back on the ice. Weaver, from Waterloo, Ont., broke her left fibula when she fell into the boards in training Dec. 14. “I guess you don’t really understand what you have until it’s gone,” Moir said. “At nationals, we really missed them and not necessarily for competing — it’s always great because they always push us — but moreso in the (dressing) room. We have a great friendship.” Weaver, 23, who now has a plate and five screws in her surgically repaired ankle, was told she probably wouldn’t be able to compete at the world championships where she and Poje finished fourth last year. She underwent six hours a day of physiotherapy, and finally stepped back on the ice on Feb. 7. “It feels amazing, just to be on the ice with Tessa and Scott, and just to be where we belong again,” Weaver said. “I think we defied a lot of opinions and luckily we’re here, we’re safe, I’m healed, there’s nothing I can do to injure it more. Very happy to be here.” While Weaver received therapy, the 26-year-old Poje trained alone. “I didn’t feel complete obviously on the ice without Kaitlyn there,” said Poje, who’s also from Waterloo. “I kind of looked crazy because I was doing all my arm movements where I was in positions, but obviously she wasn’t in my arms. “It was a strange feeling and I longed for that day when she stepped on the ice so I could actually skate with her and have her in my arms again.”

Golfer swallowed up by unexpected hazard Messi leads Barca BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS — Suddenly being swallowed up by the earth on a golf course’s fairway drove a wedge between Mark Mihal and a stellar round. The 43-year-old mortgage broker was counting his blessings Tuesday and nursing a dislocated shoulder sustained four days earlier when he tumbled into an 18-foot deep sinkhole on the 14th hole of the Annbriar Golf Club near Waterloo, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis. Friends managed to hoist Mihal to safety with a rope after about 20 minutes. But the experience gave him quite a fright, particularly following the much-publicized recent death of a man in Florida who died when his bedroom fell into a sinkhole. That man’s body hasn’t been found. “I feel lucky just to come out of it with a shoulder injury, falling that far and not knowing what I was going to hit,” Mihal, from the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur,

told The Associated Press before heading off to learn whether he’ll need surgery. “It was absolutely crazy.” Mihal said it was a real downer on what had been a fine outing. With winter finally nearing an end, “it was the first day to get to play in a long time,” he said. “So I wasn’t expecting too much.” Golfing with buddies, Mihal was waiting to hit his third shot, some 100 yards from the pin on the par 5, when he noticed a bathtub-looking indentation about knee deep just behind him on the fairway. At just one over par for the round, the golfer with a 6 handicap was on a roll. Mihal remarked about how awkward it would be to hit out of the odd depression, and then walked over to give it a closer look and took one step onto it. “It didn’t look unstable,” he said. “And then I was gone. I was just freefalling. It felt like forever, but it was just a second or two, and I didn’t know what I was going to hit. And all I saw was darkness.”

His golfing buddies didn’t see him vanish into the earth but noticed he wasn’t visible, figuring he had tripped and fallen out of sight down a hill. But one of them heard Mihal’s moans and went to investigate. “He just thought it was some crazy magic trick or something,” Mihal said. Hardly. Getting panicky and knowing his shoulder “was busted,” Mihal assessed his dilemma in pitch darkness as he rested on a mound of mud, wondering if the ground would give way more and send him deeper into the pit that was 10-feet wide at the opening, then broadened out into the shape of a bell below the surface. “I was looking around, clinging to the mud pile, trying to see if there was a way out,” he said. “At that point, I started yelling, ”I need a ladder and a rope, and you guys need to get me out of here.’“ A ladder that was hustled to the scene was too short, and Mihal’s damaged shoulder crimped his ability to climb.

to historic comeback THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BARCELONA, Spain — Lionel Messi scored a brilliant brace to help Barcelona beat AC Milan 4-0 and complete a historic comeback that took his side into the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday. Barcelona won 4-2 on aggregate after a spectacular second leg in the last 16, entering the record books as the first team to turn around a 2-0 first-leg away loss in the competition. Barcelona imposed its attack from the start and Messi finished off a team move just five minutes in to give the hosts a huge boost. Messi struck with another left-footed strike in the 40th to level the

contest over two legs. And Barcelona’s relentless pressure paid off in the 55th when David Villa netted the decisive goal before Jordi Alba added a fourth in stoppage time. “We went out gunning from the start and scoring early helped us,” said Villa. “We have believed in the comeback ever since we lost in Milan, and belief combined with hard work is how you achieve things.” Barcelona joins Galatasaray in the last eight after the Turkish side beat Schalke 3-2 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate. Against the odds, Barcelona reached the quarterfinals for a sixth straight season and kept alive its bid for a fourth title in eight years.

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Special needs worries grow SCIENCE FAIR Central Alberta’s young science whiz kids will be showing off their projects in Red Deer this weekend at the 30th edition of the Central Alberta Regional Science Fair. Some 60 projects submitted by students from across the region will be on display at the Bower Place Shopping Centre on Friday evening from 6 p.m. and on Saturday up until the awards are presented at 4 p.m. The public is invited to view the projects, which have been done by local students from Grades 5 to 12.

MORE PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SERVICES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Sylvan Lake-area parents of developmentally disabled adults and children found out they are not alone when it comes to the difficulties of getting the help their family members need. A meeting Sunday of Sylvan Lake Special Needs Support

Group attracted 21 people and included parents from Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Blackfalds, Rimbey, Eckville and Sylvan Lake. Usually the meetings, which have been held monthly since last October, attract half a dozen people. “If we keep getting these kinds of responses we may have to change our name to Alberta

Special Needs Support Group with the turnouts we’re getting,” said Sandra McLeod, spokesperson for the group, on Tuesday. “It was amazing. Obviously these parents are not being heard.” The group, that is open to everyone, meets the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. at Sylvan Lake and Area Com-

munity Partners’ Association Building, 4936 50th Ave. At the latest meeting, parents discussed the lack of available support workers due to low salaries, and insufficient information from the province on existing supports for people with special needs.

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GST AUCTION The Blackfalds Field House Society will host its third annual Goods, Services and Talents (GST) Auction at the Blackfalds Community Hall on March 16. Money raised will go to the future field house facility. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a silent auction. Organizers are still collecting pledges of good, services and talents. Contact Holly Vollans, auction chairperson, at 403391-2310 for more information. Also visit www.blackfaldsfield housesociety.com or Carol Simpson at 403-350-9388 for information.

WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP Local women are invited to come out and learn how they can get involved in the community through volunteering at the third Fellowship With a Purpose event of the year. At the March 21 get-together, representatives from a number of local community groups providing services to those in need will detail the work they do and inform people how they can get involved. The free event runs from 7-9 p.m. at Deer Park Alliance Church (2960 39th St.). Dessert and coffee will be served. RSVPs are encouraged through Beverly at 403247-4733 or winkbev@ telus.net.

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Presley McDonald, 5, right, and other Ecole La Prairie students turn the sod for the new K-12 french school in Red Deer Tuesday. Please see related slide show at www.reddeeradvocate.com.

Sod turned for Red Deer’s new francophone school KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 12 SCHOOL BEING BUILT JUST SOUTH OF ECOLE LA PRAIRIE SCHOOL BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF After several years of anticipation, staff and students at Red Deer’s only francophone school celebrated Tuesday’s sod turning for a larger building. The school band played and the rest of the elementary students of Ecole La Prairie School sang while City of Red Deer and Greater North Central Francophone Education Region No. 2 dignitaries turned the sod where the new kindergarten to Grade 12 school will be. It will be located just south of the existing school between 34th and 35th Streets and east of 49th Avenue, next to the Kin Kanyon park trails.

‘THIS IS WHERE THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE — IT’S A HISTORIC SITE AND IT HAS A BEAUTIFUL SETTING WITHIN THE CENTRE OF TOWN.’ — MAYOR MORRIS FLEWWELLING

Grade 1 student Elise Schultz smiled as she stood outside in the cold brisk wind. She said she’s looking forward to the new school opening in September 2014. “I think it will be better,” said Schultz. “It will be bigger.” Samara Rheaume, a Grade 4 student, was also excited. “It will be awesome,” she said. “It’s going to be so cool. We’re going to have bigger classrooms. Other people will

come to our school.” The new school will have 13 classrooms, two portables and two future portables. After the new school opens to about 140 students, the existing school will be demolished to make room for a soccer pitch. The initial capacity will reach 250 and once the portables come on stream, then 300 in about a decade.

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Plans are taking shape for when some of the best in the cycling world make a pit stop in Red Deer. Local organizers have been ironing out the details since Red Deer was named the Tour of Alberta third stage finishing host community last week. The inaugural fivestage international pro cycling competition begins on Sept. 3 in Edmonton and wraps up on Sept. 8 in Calgary. Cyclists will race from Devon to Red Deer on Sept. 5. George Berry, chairman of the local Tour of Alberta organizing committee, said there was a walk-through of the proposed city route last week. In early April, the detailed 865-kilometre route including the finish route through Red Deer will be officially announced. But Berry said the top-notch cyclists will be speeding down Ross Street to the finish. “This is more than a race,” said Berry. “It’s an entire day festival.” All 11 host communities will put on a festival that highlights the character of the town or city. Red Deer’s festival gets underway about 11 a.m. Berry said they would like to get the whole community involved in the festival either as a volunteer or a spectator.

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Second annual Homeless for Night event to be held in June Loaves and Fishes’ second annual Homeless for Night event will be held on June 22. Last year 12 people learned what it was like to be homeless in Red Deer and raised about $13,000 for the soup kitchen. This year organizers wanted to spread the word early. “It generated so much interest. Everybody kept telling us they’d like to take part but they didn’t have time to get organized,” said executive director Halina Jarvis on Tuesday.

They hope to attract 50 people this year who will pair up to spend a day on the streets with just a toonie in their pocket, and a bottle of water. Jarvis, who participated last year, said it was an eye-opener despite the work she does. “You know what got me is being without my ID. All of a sudden you’re out on the street with a toonie and no ID. It’s the strangest feeling.” Each person must raise at least $250 to

participate. The first three participants to raise $1,000 will get to sleep in a cushy bed. The rest will be sleeping that night on the floor at Loaves and Fishes. All the money raised will go help pay operational costs at the soup kitchen that serves 600 suppers a week and provides 250 school lunches daily for children in need. For more information or to register call Nadine or Jarvis at Loaves and Fishes at 403-347-1869.

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SCHOOL: Will be larger on secondary side School principal Jean Doyon said the school will mainly be larger on the secondary side with a bigger gym, changerooms, labs and Career and Technology Services (CTS) space. Karen Doucet, board chair, said the students aren’t just from Red Deer, but from Innisfail, Blackfalds, Lacombe and Sylvan Lake. “Since the school opened in 1996, the board has been seeking an equivalent facility for this large and growing student body,” said Doucet. “We also want to thank the city for finding a site — and changes of the bylaws that allowed this site to accommodate the beautiful new school coming here.” The school division had looked at other sites, including one on Addington Drive that received a lot of neighbourhood opposition. Mayor Morris Flewwelling said all the controversy is forgotten now. He added this is the school district’s first choice, but it was too tight originally until the city could rejig the bylaws. It also required co-operation from the Kinsmen Club which has a shelter there, Flewwelling said. “This is where the school should be — it’s a historic site and it has a beautiful setting within the centre of town,” said Flewwelling. Darren Zubot, project manager for Clark Builders, said the digging will get underway immediately. The school is one of four schools being built in the Red Deer area and which will open for fall 2014. This $288-million private-public partnership projects also include a kindergarten to Grade 5 Red Deer Public School in Timberlands, a middle school in Penhold for Chinook’s Edge School Division, and kindergarten to Grade 5 Father Henri Voisin School for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools in Red Deer’s Clearview Ridge. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

FESTIVAL: Roughly 300 volunteers needed Berry said the event will be a huge undertaking and roughly 300 volunteers will be needed. The volunteers will do everything from stand on corners to picking up rubbish after the festival. “Good response so far with people stepping up to volunteer,” said Berry. “It’s amazing how people will track you down.” Berry said people will not have to buy a ticket to see some of the best cyclists in the world. The cyclists are expected to arrive around 3:30 p.m. The teams are expected to be announced by August. In the coming days, the Alberta Peloton Association will have set up Facebook and Twitter accounts for the host communities. To volunteer, email georgeb@berryarchitecture.ca or 403-314-4461. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

NEEDS: Parents picking up slack “The bottom line is these parents are picking up the slack in the province of Alberta and not being recognized at all for it and some are going without services for their kids,” McLeod said. “Some of these families are really strapped. There’s no one to take (adult children) to their jobs, their community projects. The quality of life is really poor for them.” And parents worry about what may happen in the future. Some special needs adults are cut off AISH at age 65 and put on Old Age Pension, which is much less than AISH, she said. “They’re sitting ducks when we’re gone,” McLeod said. Members of the group intend to start a letter writing campaign to Frank Oberle, Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities. Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle, who attended the meeting, said there’s a real lack of consistency in the availability of services. The Wildrose MLA said families suffer unless they complain loudly and not everyone has that ability. Families are also bullied to go with agency care, she said. “There seems to be this real culture of ensuring the family is not the best caregiver for the client. This is just silly. It’s unimaginable that we would not even consider utilizing the family supports that already exist.” szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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Judge orders assessment of one suspect BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITECOURT — One of two suspects in the shooting of an Alberta sheriff is to undergo a mental health review to see if he is fit to stand trial. A judge granted the assessment after a brief court appearance in Whitecourt by an agent for Jake MacIntyre’s lawyer. Clayton Ness, the second man accused in the shooting, reserved his plea, also through an agent. Both men appeared via closed-circuit television from the Edmonton Remand Centre. They have been in custody there since the sheriff was shot in the hand during a scuffle at the Whitecourt courthouse Feb. 26. Their next court appearance is set for April 9. Witnesses said at the time of the shooting that the sheriff was one of two guards transporting two prisoners who were in custody following a drug bust. The prisoners were spotted fleeing in a transport van, but were arrested within the hour at a rural home near Whitecourt. Ness, 29, and MacIntyre, 22, both of Whitecourt, face aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, escape from lawful custody and other charges.

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Driving off Sylvan Lake a group of men remove an ice fishing hut that had been erected near Norglenwold. According to a sign on the lake all huts are required to be removed by March 31.

Owners of ice fishing huts warned to remove structures from lake BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF With the spring thaw right around the corner, officials are reminding ice fishers to get their huts off Sylvan Lake, or they could become submerged. Owners of ice fishing huts have until March 31 to remove the buildings from Sylvan Lake, but Beverly Anderson, Sylvan Lake management committee, said it would be better if the huts could be removed sooner than the end of the month. “Take it off now, because this year we’re getting some pretty warm days and probably an early break-up of the ice,” said Anderson.

“We want to make sure people don’t wait until the end of the season, which is March 31.” After March 31 anything left on the ice is considered litter and can be pulled off by provincial government employees. “We can’t risk people from the municipalities or the government to risk their life to go out and pull off ice-fishing huts,’ said Anderson. She also said there looks like there are a few ice huts on the lake that haven’t been used in a while, and hopes the owners will get them off sooner rather than later. There are eight municipalities around Sylvan Lake with dozens of huts still on the ice. “People are starting to gradual-

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BRIEFS Public school board revising nutrition policy Red Deer Public School’s nutrition policy on encouraging healthy eating habits will soon meet Alberta guidelines instead of British Columbia’s. The school board is expected to approve the revision today to the policy that came into effect in November 2007. Deputy Superintendent Stu Henry said the shift will help to alleviate some of the issues our schools had encountered with vendors and fundraising bodies who comply with Alberta guidelines. One of the Alberta guidelines says that school principals are responsible to ensure that no more than 50 per cent of food and beverage items sold in district schools are in the “choose sometimes” category. Henry said the district was one of the very first districts in Alberta to do such a nutrition policy. It was very restrictive as far as saying what kinds of foods it didn’t want in schools, such as fries, pizza and pop. “There was some pretty radical changes made,” said Henry. “At the time, Alberta Health was in the midst of changing its guidelines to schools so we didn’t have a policy we could link up to, so we linked to the B.C. guidelines.” Based on feedback from various stakeholders, including trustees, the policy was amended in the fall of 2012. “But we found some of the old language when we

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ly take them off,” said Anderson. “I noticed (Monday) someone was pulling theirs off. We just want to make sure people don’t leave it too long. When they do sink to the bottom, then we have pollution issues.” As well as environmental concerns of sunken ice- fishing huts is the safety concern, such as water skiers or boaters colliding with a floating huts. Anderson said it was popular this year for people to use holiday trailers as ice fishing huts, with a hole through the floor. “If the whole trailer sinks to the bottom it’s not like wood that might break up, it’s a whole holiday trailer,” said Anderson. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

were referring to the B.C. document just don’t fit anymore,” said Henry.

Night of entertainment will benefit Ronald McDonald House A night of entertainment is set to benefit the oneyear old Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta. Adam Helps the House, featuring Edmonton musician Adam Gregory, will be held March 23 at the Black Knight Inn to raise funds for the local 11-suite facility. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event will also feature the band Flyer, and a fundraising dinner and silent auction. The event is being hosted by the Friends of Red Deer Fundraising Committee. Tickets are available by calling Cathy McKechnie at 403-348-7445. Tickets can be purchased individually for $125 or a table of eight can be had for $875.

Photo radar locations planned Red Deer City RCMP has photo radar set up in several locations to monitor motorists around the city. Photo radar is in place at school zones on Lancaster Drive, Mitchell and Pamely Avenues and Nolan Street. Playground zones to be watched cover Anders, Dempsey and McLean Streets, Kerry Wood Drive and 57th Avenue. Enforcement is underway on traffic corridors include Barrett Drive, 40th, 49th and 50th Avenues and Taylor Drive. Enforcement will continue at these sites until Friday. RCMP reserve the right to change locations without notice. Hear philosopher & author RDC Dept. of Humanities & Social Sciences

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EDMONTON — Two men are facing charges in what Edmonton police allege was a $1-million cellphone scam. Police say two suspects fraudulently acquired cellphones from a mobile phone provider at outlets across Western Canada using a fake corporate account. The suspects were then reportedly selling the phones online. Police say they became aware of the problem on the weekend when officers were called to a complaint of fraud at a south-side mall. Two men were arrested in the mall parking lot. Cody Tyler Stott, 35, of no fixed address, and Mohammed Ifran Vohra, 29, of Surrey, B.C., are charged with fraud and uttering forged documents .

Stray bullet from range hits house LETHBRIDGE — There will be no charges against a man who accidentally shot a bullet through the roof of a house in southern Alberta. Police have determined the stray bullet came from a fish and game range near Lethbridge, where two men were target shooting with pistols last month. The bullet cleared the safety berm when one of the men inadvertently fired the pistol while the barrel was pointed upwards. Officers were called to a north-side home where the residents heard a bang, found a hole in their ceiling and a bullet on the floor. No one was injured. Police say the men at the range co-operated completely and the man’s actions have been deemed non-criminal.

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HOROSCOPE Wednesday, March 13 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Emile Hirsch, 28; Danny Masterson, 37; William H. Macy, 63 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon in daring Aries is urging us to act with more confidence and zest. It encourages us to go after what we want, but we have to be attentive as to not become too domineering. A strong desire to start something fresh marks the day. The Sun’s stance in the sky suggests that we may act with a ASTRO forceful inclination when it comes DOYNA to pursuing our personal goals and intentions. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, the upcoming year is an indication of new beginnings. You are overly eager when it comes to starting new ventures or projects. A tendency to not watch over your spending habits may be something to look after with further caution. There’s no doubt that you will know how to put your foot down and will know how to defend your personal values. You seek financial freedom at any cost. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your emotions will be on display today. You will deliberately try to act with more conviction although you are likely to be very vulnerable today. A desire to change something in your appearance will suddenly hit you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is your time to retreat and connect with your emotional side. If you need to deal with past issues in order to heal yourself, then do so. Go back in time and make peace for the sake of your own well-being. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The cyber world appeals to you and you have a greater need to connect with your social network. It wouldn’t be a bad idea if you connected with some of your old friendships to simply catch up on the latest news and gossip. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Expect some career changes to take you by surprise. You may either get an unanticipated promotion or will be faced with a tough change. Do not let your mate exhaust your ability to shine. He or she may not be on the same page as you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may want to do something out of the ordinary, even if it’s not considered in accordance to the norm. Today you have the capability to tap beyond reason and to act according to your own set of beliefs. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are more emotionally direct and impulsive right now. You are also more forceful than usual and you act upon your own gut instinct rather than logic. You are quite influential in relations to others. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Try to keep peace at home and avoid letting emotions get too heavy. Your partner’s needs seem to be blocked by a burden stemming from home. You seek partnership, but some household matter is blocking this harmony. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may discover a potential written or verbal skill in you. This hidden talent will allow you to shine through some creative endeavour. Your ideas have the capability to impact others. You won’t mind some applause for them. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are good-natured today. This is not a day to stay at home and waste time, but rather share your joy and your enthusiasm with your heart’s desire. The sense of freedom you get from it will cheer up your mood. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A deep connection to your past is taking you on a melancholic journey. You long for that feeling of connectedness and you want to recreate a family of your own, be it for real or even in spiritual terms. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your perception of other’s feelings and the need to share what’s on your mind is a necessity for you today. You are more likely to have strong points of view, so be careful as to not reveal too much. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Extravagance and the need to feel safe and secure may push you towards making a bold move such as an impulse purchase. Watch what you eat and consume only nutritional foods. Astro Doyna — Internationally Syndicated Astrologer/Columnist.

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TORONTO — It’s an accomplishment worthy of MacGyver. Armed with only a mobile phone, some doublesided tape, a cheap ball lens and a flashlight, some doctors have jerry-rigged a microscope capable of diagnosing intestinal parasites in Tanzanian children. “It’s portable, it’s relatively cheap, it’s very easy to use. And it could be very useful in resource-poor settings that are remote or rural,” says Dr. Isaac Bogoch, a Toronto General Hospital physician who is the lead author of the scientific article describing the effort. Bogoch and colleagues from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute at the University of Basel, and the Pemba Public Health Laboratory in Tanzania field tested the device and reported their findings Monday in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. They had read in a medical journal that someone had made an iPhone microscope and tested it in a laboratory. But they wanted to know if such a tool could actually be used in the real world. So they decided to see how an iPhone microscope stacked up against the real thing in a study they were running on Pemba Island, Tanzania. They were looking for common intestinal para-

sites in school children — infections with giant roundworms, roundworms and hookworms. It’s estimated these types of worms infect about two billion people worldwide. Infection rates can be particularly high in poor, remote regions of developing countries. Children afflicted by these worms can suffer from chronic anemia and malnutrition, which can stunt physical growth and mental development. To look for the eggs that develop into these parasites, the scientists typically smear a small amount of stool on a glass slide, cover it with a second, and study the magnified image using a light microscope. Those cost about $200 and require electricity — which is not a constant in some settings. So Bogoch and his colleagues affixed an $8 ball lens to the camera lens of an iPhone, using double-sided tape. They propped slides over a cheap flashlight and examined the magnified image with the adapted iPhone’s camera. “Our goal really was to use the simplest and cheapest options available,” says Bogoch. “We really wanted to be as pragmatic as possible. Because ultimately, the goal is to use these products and use these devices in real world settings.” The results were pretty decent, though the researchers acknowledge more work needs to be done.

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Aboriginal artist honoured BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — An aboriginal artist whose work contains searing commentary on the treatment of Canada’s First Nations people was among the recipients on Tuesday of this year’s Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore, who is based in Winnipeg, is considered one of Canada’s foremost contemporary artists for her use of such mediums as sculpture, performance and video to explore identity and the legacy of colonialism. And Belmore, who is working on an environmentally based piece that will debut in Sudbury, Ont., in May, says she is encouraged by the prospects for social commentary by the emerging new generation of artists in today’s politically charged environment. “I was quite taken with the Idle No More movement and previous to that, the Occupy movement,” she said in an interview after the awards announcement. “I’m kind of excited about the potential for younger artists to engage in political kind of action and making artwork that is politically kind of motivated.” Gov. Gen. David Johnston will present the awards, which consist of $25,000 and a medallion, in a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on March 20. The other winners announced Tuesday in Montreal include Quebec painter Marcel Barbeau, filmmaker William MacGillivray of Nova Scotia, composer Gordon Monahan and sculptor Colette Whiten,

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GOVERNOR GENERAL’S AWARDS IN VISUAL AND MEDIA ARTS both of Ontario. Calgary-based artist Greg Payce received the Saidye Bronfman Award. Montrealer Chantal Pontbriand received an outstanding contribution award for her more than 30 years of work as a curator and art critic. The Governor General’s Award recognizes career achievement by Canadians in the visual and media arts as well as outstanding contributions in these fields. Belmore has never been one to shy away from controversial subjects in her 25-year career as a multidisciplinary artist. Her pieces have drawn inspiration from such things as the shocking disappearances of aboriginal women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the exploitation of aboriginals as Canada was colonized, and the 1990 Oka land claims crisis. In the Oka-based piece, titled Ayumee-aawach Oomama-mowan: Speaking to Their Mother, she created a gigantic megaphone that was taken into numerous First Nations communities where it was actually used by residents to articulate their feelings. She also created Victorious shortly after Prime Minister Stephen Harper apologized in 2008 for the treatment of aboriginals in Canada’s residential schools. In it, she created a figure representing Queen Victoria, the monarch of that era, out of honey and recycled

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newspapers. Asked what advice she would give emerging artists when tackling such concepts, she said she would tell them not to just see the work in terms of a political statement but more in terms of a personal interest. “Artists have the ability and the flexibility and the freedom to articulate and respond to different issues that are of concern to them,” said Belmore, who gets a lot of her ideas from talking to First Nations people about their concerns. Belmore says she developed her skill in the artist-run centre system in Canada and owed a lot to public funding and the Canada Council. While she creates in a variety of mediums, performance is still her favourite. “My practice as a performance art-

ist is the strength of my work and kind of drives the other ways in which I work,” she said. Belmore wasn’t the only activist artist among the winners. Barbeau, 88, was one of the signatories in 1948 of the historic Refus global, which challenged the strictures of Quebec society and is considered the forerunner of the province’s Quiet Revolution which modernized the province. The officer of the Order of Canada said the job of the artist then and now is to keep changing the way people see and create art. In the era of the Rufus global, for instance, the Roman Catholic Church, which dominated Quebec, had a more restrictive view on what was depicted in art. Barbeau encouraged young artists to “be yourself.” “Art is something that reflects your mind, the way you’re thinking, ” he said. “If your mind is fresh and free, your art will be free too.”

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MILLER / SANDAU ALFRED PEDRINI March 13, 2012 We thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday. And days before that too. We think of you in silence. We often speak your name. Now all we have is memories. And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake. With which we’ll never part. God has you in his keeping. We have you in our heart. CUNNINGHAM It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Flora May Cunningham, wife of Donald, on March 8, 2013 at the age of 73. Flora was born August 18, 1939 in London, England and following the war came to settle in Calgary, Alberta with her Mom and sister. Flora and Don were married in Calgary May 25, 1957 and raised their five children in Red Deer, Alberta. Once they retired they moved to Rosedale, Alberta where they have lived for the last 22 years. Flora was a loving, happy person, always smiling, very positive attitude and outlook. She always put others before herself and her family was #1. Her five grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. She loved her flower gardens and you could always find her in the kitchen. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Flora was predeceased by; her father, Edward Brennan in WWII, her sister Patricia in 1955, her stepfather Walter Chipperfield in 1982, her infant son Donny Joe in 1961, her daughter Patricia in 2008, her mother Eileen Chipperfield in 2009 and her son Jeffery in 2010. She is survived by; her husband of 55 years, Don; her son Will (Nancy), son, Ed (Shea), daughter Dawn. Grandchildren: Dean, Cheyenne, Travis, Brennan and Dylan as well as her relatives in England and her dog Rambo. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church,151 3 St W in Drumheller, AB, with Fr. Mario Basque officiating. COURTNEY-WINTERS FUNERAL HOME is in care of arrangements (403 823 2666).

SCOTT Kim Scott from Beaumont passed away suddenly on March 4, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband Gilles Berube; her four children, Christopher, Aaron, Robin (husband Trevor) and David. Also surviving are her four grand children; Nicholas, Kylie, Kiera and Ryve; her mother Maureen; and her four brothers; Jim, Shane, Marty and Gordon along with many other family and friends. She will be missed dearly by us all. Donations in the memory of Kim Leslie Scott to the Crowns and Colitis Foundation of Canada, PO Box 5738 Edmonton AB. T6E 6P9 www.ccfc.ca

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DUKER Gregory Karl Ross Gregory Karl Ross Duker of Red Deer passed away suddenly at home on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the age of 52. Greg was born on August 26, 1960 at the Calgary General Hospital. He attended Rosedale School in Calgary and Cochrane High School in Cochrane, AB. He attained his trade certification as a journeyman automotive technician from SAIT. He apprenticed and worked at Midtown Shell, eventually moved to Dick’s Auto and Truck Repair, where he was employed for 25 years. Over the decades, Greg was a man with many eclectic talents and interests. He not only engaged in many manly outdoor pursuits, such as: hunting, fishing, camping, riding motorcycles and being a hockey and football enthusiast, but he also tried his hand at gardening, c a n n i n g , b r e w i n g b e e r, smoking meats and cheeses, making salsa, taking pictures, cycling and travelling in North America and Europe. He was known for his lively and sharp sense of humour: often dry with deadpan delivery, at other times unorthodox, but always surprising and hilarious. He was a kind and gentle giant, loved by all. His niece and nephews were always drawn to him; he had a natural affinity with children, and he was a generous and thoughtful uncle. He loved nature with a deep reverence and spiritual connection. Greg is lovingly remembered by his mother, Dorothy Duker; sister, Laura Duker; brother, Duane (Ginia) Duker, all of Calgary, AB; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a kind and generous uncle to Aidan and Ross Helfrich, and to Liam, Caleb, Connor and Julianna Duker. Greg was predeceased by his father, Karl Edward; his grandparents; and his cousin, Wendy Price. For those who wish to pay their respects, viewing will take place on Friday, March 15, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., as well as prior to service, at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a wilderness foundation or other charity of your choice. If anyone wishes, please feel free to wear clothing that reflects your connection with Greg and pays tribute to his love of the outdoors or sports. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

JAMES Irene 1923 - 2013 It is with sadness that we, the family of Irene, announce her peaceful passing at the age of 89 years of age on March 10, 2013. Irene is survived by her two sons; David of Lacombe and Edmund of Red Deer, and one daughter; Kathleen of Red Deer and their significant others; Sharon, Patty and Murray; also her friend and companion for many years; Ralph Pettibone. Irene was predeceased by her husband and dearest friend Alfred on September 5, 2006, after a long and adventurous marriage of sixty-three years. Irene was involved with many organizations in small communities as well as experiencing four years of farming for a city-girl transplanted to a small farm seven miles west of Carstairs, after she arrived with son David as a war-bride in January 1946. In 1941, in England, she joined the Auxillary Te r r i t o r i a l S e r v i c e ( t h e A.T.S-Women’s Army Corps.) where she served for three years during the 1939-1945 War, earning the Queen’s Veteran’s medal, the Defense of Britain medal and the Volunteer medal. While serving in South Wales she met her husband-to-be (Canadian Army) when he was visiting his Welsh relatives. Irene was proud of her British heritage and proud to be called a Canadian citizen. She served many long years as Secretary of the Parkland Branch of the Alberta War Brides Association. She obtained her driver’s license when she was fifty years of age and worked in Red Deer as a Legal Secretary, moving to Red Deer in 1967. She volunteered at the Red Deer Hospital, received her Life membership in the Red Deer and District Kennel Club, where she showed her beloved Cairn Terriers and learned so much about the Canine World. Her many thanks and love to children and grandchildren; Steven (Janice), Cheryl (Ron), Kara (Chris), Shane (Erin), Adelle, Trina, Dustin and Cody (Sara), as well as her great-grandchildren; Kira, Maren, Quinn, Ethan, Reid, Ethan, Aidan, Lucy and Ellie. In honor of Mum’s wishes, a formal service will not take place. A service of remembrance to celebrate Irene’s beautiful life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Irene’s name made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6, would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

One year has passed since we lost our Dad/Grampa. You are forever loved and so sadly missed Kalie Miller (Dean Courtice), Cindy Sandau (Garth) Brandon Miller, Ashley, Ramsey & Rylee Ehret Skyelar & Makayla Sandau, Wade Courtice

KIRSCHENMAN, Ed Feb. 24, 1942 - Mar. 13, 2001 You and our son will walk beside us always. ~Love your wife Gladys, and your daughter Brendalee (Joe)

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CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB Life, one day a wk. in Rimbey & Sylvan Lake ALSO Adult Carriers needed in Sylvan Lake & Bentley Please call Debbie for details 314-4307 RUSCAN MEALS

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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 lkeshen@1strateenergy.ca 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.

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TAKEN from red Cherokee jeep, garbage bag full of clothes, hangers and curtains, box of bathroom items & box of kitchen items, Sunday night March 10, Lower Fairview area, b e h i n d C a n a d i a n Ti r e , Branch Manager belongs to person who has MS and who uses a (Fox Creek) wheelchair + cane. any Alstar Oilfield is looking for info call 403-986-4463 a highly motivated individual to lead our Fox Creek operation. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since Found 1969. If you have….. FOUND in Poplar Ridge, 5 + years Managing in small grey F tabby cat Oilfield Construction with white socks and beige Strong Computer Skills tinges, 403-347-0435 Excellent People Skills Working Knowledge of Pipefitting and Welding Procedures The Desire to be Part Personals of a Growing Company

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Tartan Completions Services is currently accepting resumes for experienced horizontal completions field technicians, drilling motor experience would be an asset. We offer comprehensive benefits, competitive salary’s and field (day) bonuses. All applicants are welcome only those considered will be contacted. Please forward resume to mlajeunesse@ tartancontrols.com

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IMMED. F/T Administrative Assistant, Req’d for busy Lacombe based Business. This position supports the accounting dept. with general accounting duties, as well as general administrative duties. Familiarity with ACCPAC, Simply Accounting, Word & Excel an asset. Fax resume to 403-342-7447 Reservations and Office work for Northwestern Air at Red Deer Airport. 32 hrs a week 6 days. fax or email resume accounting @nwal.ca or 867-872-2214

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POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for cooks. Days, evenings wknds and holidays $14.70/hr. 40 hrs. per wk. . Email hr att’n: arni_una@yahoo.ca RED STAR IS NOW accepting applications for kitchen helper, days, evenings, wknds and holidays. $11.41 per hr. 40 hrs. per wk. Email hr att’n arni_una@yahoo.ca RUSCAN Meals Restaurant (Russian/Canadian homestyle cuisine) is seeking a Cook. Tues-Thurs, 4 p.m. -10 p.m. & Fri-Sun 4 p.m.-11 p.m. $13/hr, up to $18/hr increase. Apply in person with references, #110 100 Kent St. Phone 403-350-3635. www.ruscanmeals.com

Night Supervisors Must be able to provide truck Please send resume to 403-340-0886 or email: pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a LINE COOK and HOSTESS Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.

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

for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in air compressors and pneumatics a definite asset, but will train the right candidate. Base + commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply: del.trynchuk@cea-air.com Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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Trades URS FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Tubing Inspection operator, manual lathe operator, loader operator and Shop & Yard Laborers. Exp. an asset but will train to suit. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply w/resume to: 4115 Henry St. (Blindman Industrial Park)

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JJAM Management (1987) Ltd., o/a Tim Horton’s Requires to work at these Red Deer, AB locations: 5111 22 St. 37444 HWY 2 S 37543 HWY 2N 700 3020 22 St. Parkland Mall FOOD ATTENDANT F.T. SHIFT WORK, $11.00/hr. Apply in person or fax resume to: 403-314-1303

ABEL CORPORATION is seeking an EDGE BANDER OPERATOR for full time permanent employment. Applicants will require a minimum of three years exp. with compatible edge equipment and must have a reliable means of transportation. This position offers a competitive industry wage and full benefits after six months of employment. Please email resumes to projects@abelcorp.ca or fax 403-782-2729 care of Sean. Resumes should indicate specific equipment applicants have operated including make and model. GRAPHIC Arts Technician req’d. for sign industry F.T. position Min. 4 yrs. exp. in graphic design. Must know Corel Draw. Fax resume to: 403-341-4014

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SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email info@goodmenroofing.ca or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

LICENSED mechanic for truck maintenance on 20 truck fleet. Reply to Box 1036, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Custom Energized Air Req’s MECHANIC exp’d In air compressors, dryers, Control systems, electrical A/C D/C circuits, 1-3 ph. Piping, fabrication, & Welding an asset. Email: Del.trynchuk@cea-air.com Fax: 403-348-8765

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Please send resume to: CLASS 1 drivers req’d to pull flat deck, exc. wages, daveturnbull@ safety bonuses, benefits. garymoe.com Local Foundation company We run the 4 western provinces. Please contact currently seeking Locally Owned and Operated experienced Commercial 1-877-787-2501 for more Foundation Form Workers. info or fax resume and abstract to 403-784-2330 Please fax resume to 403-346-5867 Central Alberta’s Largest ADULT CARRIERS Car Lot in Classifieds MECHANICAL FOREMAN NEEDED NEEDED FOR SHOP for early morning IN LACOMBE. DRIVERS for furniture Duties include: Servicing delivery of moving company, class 5 diesel company vehicles Red Deer Advocate required (5 tons), local & and fabricating. Please fax 6 days per week in resume to: 403-342-7447. long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 NEEDED F/T service perEASTVIEW son for after sales service Red Deer. 403-347-8841 100 ADVOCATE and set up of manufacTired of Standing? $525/MO. tured and modular home, Find something to sit on Must have exp. in roofing, $6300/YR in Classifieds siding, flooring, drywall, 2 HRS./DAY paint etc., Competitive SNOW plow drivers(2) wages and health plan req’d for winter season GRANDVIEW avail. Apply to James at M based out of Lacombe, & K Homes, 403-346-6116 75 Advocate exc. wages. Must have Class 3 w/air. Call Toll $393/month Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. $4716/yr. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or 1-1/2 hrs. per day fax resume to: 403-784-2330 SEEKING Crusher/Wash Plant Personnel Fax resume attn: Jason Olineck 403-347-8060 or email jason.olineck@ lafarge-na.com

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F o r c o m p l e t e job††††††††††† descriptions,†please††refer to our website at www.sparteksystems.com Applicants please forward resume to:† † keri.lee@ sparteksystems.com or fax to† 403-887-4050 Please state which position you are applying for in your STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: earl707@telus.net. and/or fax 403-347-7913

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

CENTRAL Alberta Precast Plant is currently seeking an individual to oversee the maintenance for the plant. Individual would work in conjunction with the operations manager and plant supervisor. Position plays an integral part in plant operations. You will be responsible for the maintenance, calibration, and technical support for all operating equipment. Individual would also be required to maintain proper files for all maintenance activities, and effectively manage inventory levels of critical replacement parts in a cost effective and efficient manner. Supervision of 3rd party contractors at times will also be req’d. Applicant must have minimum 5 yrs. of maintenance experience. Applicant must also have a wide range of knowledge different machine components. Electrical knowledge is an asset. Individual must work with compliance of all Occupational Health and Safety legislation, guidelines, standards, policies, procedures and practices. Individual must be willing to be on call 6 days a week. Overtime work will be req’d. Wages based on experience and benefits avail. Fax resume to 403-885-5516.

Clearview Area Castle Crsc. Clark Crsc. & Crawford St. $155/mo. Clearview Ridge Carrington Drive & Crossley St. area $202.00/mo. Lancaster Area East half of Lampard Crsc. $61/mo. ALSO Lancaster Drive & Lawson Close area $81/mo. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area $76/mo. Rosedale Approx. 2 blks of Reichley St. & Reighley Close $68/mo. Michener Area West of 40th Ave. North Ross St. to 52 Street. $236/monthly Good for adult with small car.

DENTOOM’S Greenhouses is hiring F/T seasonal staff for planting production line to start today. Please apply in person w/resume. corner of Hwy 2 & 11 A

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Good communication, skills both verbal and written. Must have effective time management skills and able to multi task in a fast paced environment. Experience preferred, but will train suitable applicant. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

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

850

Trades

* QC INSPECTOR * ELEC TECH * MECH ENGINEER * ELEC. ENGINEER†

GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com

GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST LAKE WEST PARK

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

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

SECURITY GUARD WANTED Weekends & evenings. Tri-West Security Rate of $14-$19/hour. Email or fax resume to: 587-273-0096 triwestab@yahoo.ca

www.ferus.ca

Heavy Duty Mechanic Journeyman

Carriers Needed

Blackfalds & Grande Prairie

LE

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

In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

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

Please contact QUITCY

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

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

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

Employment Training

900

FALL protection & confined space training. OSSA certified. Call 403-782-6644 fallprotech.com

Career Planning

920

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

FREE

for all Albertans

BEN

APPRENTICE RV MECHANIC Duties include: • All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction • Experience preferred and must be able to work independently Attributes: • Organized & Reliable • Outgoing • Physically fit • Mechanically inclined • Permanent position • Tool allowance • Training allowance • Company benefits

Carriers Needed GLENDALE Morning delivery 6 days /wk by 6:30 a.m. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 LIVE in caretaker req’d. for 13 unit condo in Red Deer. Contact Deb 403-341-5606

E-mail bill@unclebensrv.com Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill/Service

880

Misc. Help

For afternoon delivery once per week

’S

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED

UNC

Pallo, Payne & Parsons Cl.

Blackfalds & Grande Prairie

880

Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

Piper Dr. & Pennington Cres.

Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice

To: humanresources@ferus.com or fax 1-888-879-6125 Please reference: Ad #RDGP-MEC-0313

THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please.

4 days/wk Flyers & Sun. Life IN PINES Patterson Cres. & Pamley Ave.

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.

1-403-729-2396 Please email along with resume all safety tickets and trade tickets Please specify which position you’re applying for.

870

880

Misc. Help

GOODMEN ROOFING LTD.

850

Trades

850

Trades

288032B23-C13

PRODUCTION TESTING PERSONNEL REQ’D

820

Restaurant/ Hotel

291287C17

800

Oilfield

We are looking for individuals who are neat in appearance, reliable and work well with others to fill open positions in our

DETAILING DEPARTMENT

LE

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 1010

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

Contractors

1100

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

COUNTERTOPS

Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 JNM CONSTRUCTION Home Improvements, Framing, roofing, siding & finishing work! 30 yrs. Exp. Free Est. 403-505-2248 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

Escorts

1165

BUSTY hot blonde duo avail. 587-377-1898 Adrianna 19 yr. old

EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car St. Patty Day specials and contest. mydiamondgirls. org 403-550-0732

Handyman Services

1200

TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy

1280

MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161

Massage Therapy

1280

ASIAN Executive Touch Exclusive for men. Open 10 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 5003-50 St. 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

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182 cpest@shaw.ca Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445 LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE

COUPLES SPECIAL

2nd person is 1/2 price. Open daily 9 am-9 pm. 403-986-1550 #3 4820-47 Ave

VII MASSAGE

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

Seniors’ Services

1372

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

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

Moving & Storage

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Hwy 2 South, Gasoline Alley Red Deer Attn: Bill Taylor or Fax: (403) 346-1055 email: info@unclebensrv.com

DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

requires

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Gentle Touch Massage

BEN

’S

classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com Accounting

Uncle Ben’s RV & Auto

UNC

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it. HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. helpinghandshomesupport.com Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

238084D21,22

CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

SCRAPER OPERATORS Earthworks Division We require individuals with push pull experience, grade knowledge & able to work well with others for work in the Central AB area. Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience Career advancement opportunities Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: hr@pidherneys.com

290189C7-21

wegotservices

We offer excellent benefit packages and on-going training. Please drop off resume to:


RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, March 13, 2013 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here

DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

2005 HONDA Accord EX-L FWD,64981 kms, $11,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

DO YOU HAVE A CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

2004 PONTIAC Grand Am GT FWD, $4888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 NISSAN Altima SER $12,888 403-348-8788 AB SPORT & iMPORT

2007 FORD F-150 XLT 4X4, 107,115 kms, $14,888 403- 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo AWD,turbo diesel, $29,888 403-348-8788

2010 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 4X4, lthr.,

DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 BMW X5 4.4i htd. lthr.pano roof, $16888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 CADILLAC Escalade ESV Platinum, $24,888 403- 348-8788 AB Sport & Import

2007 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE Turbo diesel $25888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

E300 4-matic, nav., sunroof, 77001 kms, $26,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 MERCEDES BENZ

2010 GMC 3500 HD 4X4, sunroof, htd. lthr., long box, 118393 kms, ...SOLD!!!.... Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 CADILLAC SRX fully loaded, white diamond, cashmere leather, 7 pass. 4.6L V8, 152,000 kms. rear

DO YOU HAVE A BOAT TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4x4 Duramax $27,888 Sport & Import 348-8788

DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 CHRYSLER 300 $11888 403-348-8788 Alberta Sport & Import

2006 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition 22” Foose Rims one owner $21,888 Sport & Import 348- 8788

2007 MONTE Carlo SS 5.3L, 71,000 kms, loaded $16,500 403-346-3844

2009 FORD F-150 Platinum

4X4, htd./cool lthr., $26888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 TOYOTA Sienna CE 7pass., rear air, $14,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2003 BMW 3 series 325xi htd. lthr., sunroof, $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 CHRYSLER Crossfire 80,954 kms., $12,888 403-348-8788 AB Sport & Import

2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan 120,000 km $10,888 Sport & Import 348-8788

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

2009 FORD SHELBY GT 500, 16163 kms, $42,888, 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A SEADOO TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 COLORADO ext cab LS, tmech. in great shape, tuned up, 168,000 kms. $7500, 403-347-6889 lve msg

2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD $28888 403- 348-8788 AB Sport & Import

2008 CIVIC, 99,000 km, 8 tires, 2 yr warranty. New windshield. 403-340-3249

2009 HONDA CR-V lthr., sunroof, nav., $23888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2011 DODGE Ram Laramie 2500 4X4, hemi, DVD,. lthr., tonneau cover, $38,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

DO YOU HAVE A JEEP TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2006 PONTIAC Grand Prix FWD, 65611 kms, $10888 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2009 MAZDA 3 GS FWD, $11888 104,463 kms,

5th wheel 2013 Coachman 38.5’ Total retail price

DO YOU HAVE

2005 DODGE Magnum $9,888 , 403- 348-8788 Alberta Sport & Import

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

2008 DODGE 2500 HD crew cab s/b, 183,000 kms $13,500 403-346-9816

2009 TOYOTA Venza awd 3.5L V6, 55,000 kms, smart key system, backup camera, heated leather seats, priced to sell $22,900 403-343-2020

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DVD, $14,250. 403-352-1863

7620-50 Ave. Sport & Import

8 passenger, $28,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2013 Ford Lariat

$169,300 Total net sale price $110,000 Phone 1- 403-650-8947

Collector Car Auction & Speed and Custom Show. W/Ian Roussel - Car Warriors & Big Schwag. March 15 -17 Westerner Park, Indoor show. Exhibitors space. EGauctions.com 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102

Sell your vehicle FAST with a Formula 1 Classified Vehicle Ad

2013 MAZDA3 GX $

Payments as low as

122 bi-weekly

*

(oac)

LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE

GARY MOE MAZDA

Locally Owned And Family Operated

81 Gasoline Alley East, Red Deer

www.garymoe.com

403.348.8882

102346C14

*Payments include all taxes and fees. See dealer for details.


D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, March 13, 2013

stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

1520

Antiques & Art

ELIZABETH’S Antique & Collectible Sale. Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Ave., Edmonton, AB. March 15-16, 2013. Friday 2-8 P.M. & Saturday 10-4 P.M. Over 140 Tables!

1530

Auctions

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Children's Items

1580

BABY sled $12; baby bouncy seat, $30; baby gate, metal $30; angel c a r e m o n i t o r $ 11 0 , 403-986-2615

1590

Clothing

5 MATERNITY tops, S to XL, $5 each, 3 maternity jeans $15 each , 403-986-2615

EquipmentHeavy

1630

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

1650

Farmers' Market

Angus Beef for Sale Ranch Raised, Hormone Free, Grass Finished See our website; www.flaghillranch. com Contact: Leo Johnson at 403 665 2497

1660

Firewood

AFFORDABLE

1730

2 COLOUR TV’S In working cond. Sony Trinitron 33”, $100 Sanyo, 27” $75 Will take offers. 403-341-3099 COLOUR TV In working cond. Citizen 21”, $50 ANSWERING MACHINE, $25. Will take offers. 403-341-3099 HOUSE stereo, dual cassette deck, 5 disc CD player, audio/video receiver w/speakers $120 obo 403-782-3847 RCA audio video receiver w/5 speakers $80 obo 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale

1760

1830

Cats

SIAMESE ALSO BELINESE ( 4) KITTENS FOR SALE $50 each obo. 403-887-3649

Travel Packages

1900

TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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

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

LOGS

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

1680

Garden Supplies

RED Wigler composting worms w/housing unit, $50; information for care provided; greenhiouse 3 shelves roll up flap w/zipper, 47x7x70 cm. plus 2 72 cell seed starter kits, asking $40; lawnmower, battery operated, mulcher straight cut, 18” cutting span, batteries not incl. asking $45, exc. cond, 403-227-2653

Household Appliances

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

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

wegot

rentals CLASSIFICATIONS

1720

Acreages/ Farms

3010

Duplexes

3020

4 BDRM. 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage $1695 mo. 403-782-7156 357-7465

BRIGHT SUITE in DOWN TOWN

2 bdrms., 1 bath, 2 appls. No pets, No smoking. Shared laundry. $925 & Power, SD $925; Avail NOW. Hearthstone 5 PIECE canister set, large 403-314-3399 or 396-9554 containers, rustic tone tan color, exc. cond., handGREAT FAMILY m a d e p o t t e r y, $ 6 0 / a l l , HOME on 56 ST. 403-346-5423 4 bdrms., 2.5 baths, 5 C O F F E E Ta b l e a n d appls. Fenced yard w/dble matching end table, great garage. Storage. No pets. No smoking. $1595. & shape. $150; Dresser with UTILS, SD $1595. Avail mirror, $40. 403-314-2026 APRIL1. Hearthstone GE Spacemaker washer, 403-314-0099 or 396-9554 as new $200 obo 403-341-5104 357-7475 2 WOODEN KITCHEN CHAIRS, $15/each, dryer, $100, 403-986-2615

HIGH back fabric loveseat w/leather arms, $200 obo 403-341-5104 357-7475

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, $740/mo. Avail. immed. Incl. most utils, no pets. Call 403-886-5288 1BDRM. suite, 4616-44 St. Rent $700/D.D. $700. Ph: 403-341-4627

EXCLUSIVE CONDO CITY VIEW APTS. Clean, quiet, newly reno’d IN LANCASTER! adult building. Rent $825., 2 bdrm., 2 baths, w/balcony 5 appls., in-suite laundry, UG parking, NO PETS, Avail. APRIL 1. $1325. INCLD’S UTIL. SD $1325. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

HALMAN Heights

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 avail. March 15 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

Kelloway Cres.

Riverfront Estates

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1195 or $1225 along the river. SD $1000. avail. April 1 , 403-304-7576 347-7545

SIERRA GRANDE

Executive 2 bdrm. condo, 6 appls., 2 baths, heated parking, pool + more. Over 45. $1175. Sim & Thorne PM 403-347-0755

S.D. $700. Avail. Mar 25 near hospital. No pets 403-340-1032 or 318-3679 ELNORA, reno’d, 3 bdrm. bsmt., $950/mo. incl. all utils, March 15 348-6594 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

SUNNYBROOK

2 bdrm. apt. avail. April 1, Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686 TWO 2 bdrm. suite downtown area, above store, at 5115 Gaetz Ave. Quiet person preferred $750/mo., $700 d.d. all utils., except electricity. Avail. March 31. 347-3149

Roommates Wanted

3080

F. preferred for 3 bdrm. renovated home, includes all utils, $450/mo. 403-986-8656 FURN. ROOM, use of full house, utils. & internet. all incl. $475. 403-506-1907

3090

Rooms For Rent

VANIER WOODS 1 bdrm. $490/mo. + DD 403-588-6268 after 6 pm.

3190

Mobile Lot

LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Mauricia 403-340-0225

WELL KEPT TOWNHOUSE ON 71 ST.

CLASSIFICATIONS

WESTPARK

4000-4190

wegot

4020

Houses For Sale

Mason Martin Homes has

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

www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

5020

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

Cars 5326 47 AVE.

Unit #306 - 2 bdrm. condo, w/solid hardwood flooring, downtown R.D. Underground parking. Needs bathroom updated & painting. Price range between $160,000 $170,000. 403-815-0429 or 540-6066 to view.

Cars

5030

3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1195 SD $1000. Avail. April 1, 403-304-7576, 347-7545

Acreages

4050

ACREAGE, LAKE KOOCANUSSA, $79,900 403-227-5132

2005 CHRYSLER 300 $11,888 348-8788 AS & I

Manufactured Homes

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

3 BDRM. condo in Red Deer $1200/mo. $1200 DD no pets, near park and schools 403-396-2106

3040

1300 SQ.FT. 1/2 DUPLEX IN RED DEER. Gated community, The Fountains, near RDG.C.C. Great location. For more info phone 403-506-9491

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

Manufactured Homes

3040

Newly Renovated Mobile Home

VIEW ALL OUR PRODUCTS 2008 MERCEDES BENZ E300 77,001 kms., $26888 348-8788 Sport & Import

www.garymoe.com

2008 MALIBU LT sedan, 107,300 kms., serviced regularly, exc. cond., red, $9275, 403-887-5028

has relocated to

At

4090

Manufactured Homes

MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

4100

Only

Lots For Sale

4160

112 ACRES of bare land, located in Burnt Lake area structure plan, great investment property with future subdivision potential. Asking 1.2M 403-304-5555

2007 MONTE Carlo SS 279139 5.3L, 71,000 kms, loaded $16,500 403-346-3844 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds 2007 MAZDA 6 GT sport, fully loaded, leather, heated seats, new front windshield, new brakes, command start, winter & summer tires, very clean, SUV's must sell, moving out of c o u n t r y, $ 1 2 , 0 0 0 o b o 2011 MITSUBISHI Out403-346-9214 lander silver 45,000 kms, 10 yr. 160,000 warranty, LS, V6 auto 4wd, 1 owner, lease return, was $22,995 reduced to $20,995 Call Amy 403-357-0388 HRDS

5040

20,000with Intro

2004 DURAMAX, loaded. Has been an RV truck. 403-391-6485

Auto Wreckers

5190

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

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

2006 PONTIAC Grand Prix FWD, 65611 kms, $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2010 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 4X4, $27,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

Car/Truck Rental

5210

2009 TOYOTA Venza awd 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am 3 . 5 L V 6 , 5 5 , 0 0 0 k m s , 2 dr. clean 403-318-3040 smart key system, backup camera, heated leather seats, priced to sell $22,900 403-343-2020 A Star Makes

2005 NISSAN Altima SER $12,888 348-8788 AS & I

Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

400/month lot Rent incl. Cable

$

wegot

Sharon (403) 340-0225 www.lansdowne.ca

2005 CHEV 3/4 TON diesel 107,000 kms, $25,000 403-227-6794

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

$

Super Vacation packlage All new no mileage Lottery Win Sale 2013 Ford Lariat truck 6.71 L diesel Crew cab, all electronics 5th wheel 38.5’ 2013 Coachman Brookstone 367KL 4 slide outs Furnace, a.c.,, fireplace Total retail price $169,300 Total net sale price $110,000 Phone 1- 403-650-8947

2007 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE Turbo diesel $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. 2006 HONDA Civic LX Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or FWD, $10,888 348-8788 subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 (Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

A MUST SEE!

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Black smoke billows as no pope chosen BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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In this picture released by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Cardinals from right, Joao Braz de Aviz, Antonio Maria Veglio’, and Giuseppe Bertello enter the Sistine Chapel prior to the start of the conclave, at the Vatican, Tuesday. Cardinals from around the globe locked themselves inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church, surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescos imagining the beginning and the end of the world.

VATICAN CITY — This time there was no doubt. There was no new pope yet, and the mystery of who — and when — was as thick as the unmistakable heavy black smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney. As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St. Peter’s Square, the cardinals signalled Tuesday they had failed on their first attempt to find a leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church. “It’s black, it’s black, it’s waaay black!” screamed Eliza Nagle, a 21-yearold Notre Dame theology major on an exchange program in Rome, as the smoke poured from the 6-foot-high copper chimney at 7:41 p.m. “They definitely got the colour right this time,” agreed Father Andrew Gawrych, an American priest based in Rome, referring to the confusion over the smoke during the 2005 conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI. That was thanks to special smoke flares — akin to those used in soccer matches or protests — lit in the chapel ovens to make the burned ballots black, the sign that cardinals must come back for another day of voting Wednesday. Tuesday’s drama unfolded against the backdrop of the turmoil unleashed by Benedict’s surprise resignation and the exposure of deep divisions among cardinals grappling with whether they need a manager to clean up the Vatican’s dysfunctional bureaucracy or a pastor who can inspire Catholics at a time of waning faith and growing secularism. Surrounded by Michelangelo’s imposing frescoes portraying the beginning and the end of the world, cardinals locked themselves into the Sistine Chapel following a final appeal for unity by their dean and set about the business of electing the 266th pope. The 115 scarlet-robed prelates chanted the Litany of Saints, the sounds of the Gregorian chant echoing through the soaring hall as, walking two-by-two, they implored the saints to guide their voting. They then took an oath of secrecy, first collectively and then individually, as each placed his right hand on the gospel and intoned the words in Latin accented by their native languages — English, German, French, Italian, Arabic and so on. Then the master of liturgical ceremo-

nies intoned the words “Extra omnes” — “everyone out” — and dozens of prelates and Vatican officials departed as the chapel’s heavy, ornately carved wooden doors swung shut. The cardinals then proceeded with the carefully choreographed vote, each writing his choice on a piece of paper, then folding it and tipping it into an urn, to be counted by hand by three “scrutineers” who read out the results, one by one. With no cardinal winning the required 77 votes on the first ballot, the cardinals returned to the Vatican hotel for a simple dinner of pasta with tomato sauce, soup and vegetables before another day of voting Wednesday. Benedict’s surprise resignation has thrown the church into turmoil and exposed deep divisions between Vaticanbased cardinals and those in the field who have complained about Rome’s inefficiencies and indifference to their needs. The leading contenders for pope have fallen into two camps, with Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola, the archbishop of Milan, seen as favoured by those hoping to shake up the powerful Vatican bureaucracy, and Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer favoured by Vatican-based insiders who have defended the status quo. Other names include Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, who heads the Vatican’s powerful office for bishops and U.S. cardinals Timothy Dolan, the exuberant archbishop of New York, and Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston. In a final appeal before the conclave began, the dean of the College of Cardinals, retired Cardinal Angelo Sodano, used his homily at a morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to urge unity. He asked that cardinals put their differences aside for the good of the church and the future pope. “Each of us is therefore called to cooperate with the successor of Peter, the visible foundation of such an ecclesial unity,” Sodano said. He was interrupted by applause from the public in the pews — not so much from the cardinals — when he referred to the “beloved and venerated” Benedict XVI and his “brilliant” pontificate. Sitting in the front row was Benedict’s long-time aide, Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, who reported the now-emeritus pope was watching the proceedings from his residence in Castel Gandolfo, 17 miles away, according to Vatican spokesman Rev. Thomas Rosica.

Unpredictable NKorea poses serious threat BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — An erratic North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and increasingly belligerent tone, poses a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations, the director of National Intelligence warned Tuesday in the annual accounting of the threats worldwide. In his extensive overview, James R. Clapper told Congress that a less decentralized terrorist network has significantly altered the threats while the Arab Spring uprising in the Middle East and North Africa has created spikes in the dangers facing American interests in the regions The intelligence chief offered a sober assessment of threats from potential cyber attacks, weapons of mass destruction and the months-long civil war in Syria. North Korea, Iran and Syria stirred the most concern as the Obama administration and Congress weigh the effectiveness of sanctions against Pyongyang and Tehran. Clapper testified just days after North Korea’s communist regime said it was scuttling the 1953 armistice that ended the Korean War and has maintained peace on the peninsula for more than half a century. The administration slapped sanctions against North Korea’s primary exchange bank and several senior government officials. North Korea, led by its young leader Kim Jong Un, has defied the international community in the last three months, testing a long-range missile and a third nuclear bomb. “These programs demonstrate North Korea’s commitment to develop long-range missile technology that could pose a direct threat to the United States, and its efforts to produce and market ballistic mis-

siles raise broader regional and global security concerns,” Clapper told the Senate Intelligence committee. While the intelligence community has figured that Pyongyang’s nuclear efforts are designed for deterrence, worldwide prestige and coercive diplomacy, Clapper conceded that that the United States does not know what would be the trigger that would prompt North Korea to act to preserve Kim’s regime. Pressed during the hearing, Clapper said he was “very concerned” about Kim ’s actions, which have included tough talk as well as a recent invitation to former basketball star Dennis Rodman. “The rhetoric, while it is propaganda-laced, is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent,” Clapper said. “So for my part, I am very concerned about what they might do. And they are certainly, if they chose ... could initiate a provocative action against the South.” Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the general in charge of U.S. Strategic Command said he is “satisfied” that existing U.S. missile defences can defend against a limited attack from North Korea. Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler also said he is confident the country is adequately defended from a limited attack by Iran, “although we are not in the most optimum posture to do that today.” The Intelligence panel hearing also sought, in part, to rebuild some trust between the nation’s top intelligence officials and senators who complain they have been refused administration documents and other information that are necessary for congressional oversight. Joining Clapper at the witness table were newly minted CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director

Robert Mueller, Defence Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen and Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research Philip Goldberg. The intelligence chief said that in Syria, President Bashar Assad’s inability to quash the uprising increases the possibility that he will use chemical weapons against his people. “We assess that an increasingly beleaguered regime, having found its escalation of violence through conventional means inadequate, might be prepared to use chemical weapons against the Syrian people,” he said. “In addition, groups or individuals in Syria could gain access to chemical weapons-related material.” The United Nations estimates more than 70,000 people have been killed in the civil war, which started two years ago against Assad’s rule. Clapper said Assad’s days are number, but added that he did not know “how many days.” The intelligence chief said Iran has become so entrenched in Syria that it likely will have some sort of foothold in a post-Assad government. In assessing Iran, the report stated flatly that Tehran is developing nuclear capabilities to enhance its security and influence and “give it the ability to develop a nuclear weapon.” But the report stopped short of saying a decision has been made. “We do not know if Iran will eventually decide to build nuclear weapons,” the report said. Clapper explained that in the last year, Iran has made progress in working toward producing weapons-grade uranium. However, the report said Iran “could not divert safeguarded material and produce a weapon-worth of weapons-grade uranium before this activity is discovered.”

Judge enters not guilty plea for Colorado shooting suspect BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The judge in the deadly Colorado movie theatre shooting case entered a not guilty plea on behalf of James Holmes on Tuesday after the former graduate student’s defence team said he was not ready to enter one. If Holmes is convicted, he could be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison. Judge William Sylvester said Holmes can change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity later, if he chooses. Such a change could be the only way Holmes could avoid life in prison or execution. Holmes, 25, is charged with 166 counts, mostly murder and attempted murder, in the July 20 attack on moviegoers at a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in the Denver suburb of Aurora that killed 12 people and injured 70. Prosecutors have not said yet whether they will pursue the death penalty, announcing Tuesday that they will make their decision known on April 1. The judge set Aug. 5 for the start of the trial. Prosecutors and defence at-

torneys declined comment. As he has done in past hearings, Holmes sat silently through Tuesday’s proceedings. He wore a red jail jumpsuit and sported a thick, bushy beard and unkempt dark brown hair. When he walked into the courtroom, he looked at his parents, Robert and Arlene Holmes. They sat silently at the front of the room and left without comment after the hearing. In the nearly eight months since Holmes first shuffled into court with vacant eyes and reddish-orange hair, neither he nor his lawyers have said much about how he would plead. Holmes’ lawyers repeatedly raised questions about his mental health, including a recent revelation that he was held in a psychiatric ward for several days last fall, often in restraints, because he was considered a danger to himself. That raised the possibility that they could end up entering a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity at the hearing Tuesday. Holmes’ lawyers, however, said they were not ready to enter a plea. A not guilty by reason of insanity plea carries risk. Prosecutors would

gain access to Holmes’ mental health records, which could help their case if the evidence of insanity is weak. If Holmes does plead insanity, the proceedings would be prolonged further while he is evaluated by state mental health officials. With the judge entering the plea, prosecutors still don’t have access to Holmes’ health records. During Tuesday’s hearing, defence attorney Daniel King said he could not advise Holmes on what plea to enter. He said the defence wasn’t ready despite previous delays — prompting prosecutors to object. Sylvester asked King when Holmes might be ready to enter a plea. “We could be ready by May 1. It may be June 1,” King said. “So how am I supposed to make an informed decision?” Sylvester asked before entering the not guilty plea. He said the defence can always petition to change the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. At one point, in saying they weren’t ready to enter a plea, King said, “we have ongoing work scheduled. We’re doing the best that we can.” But he said he couldn’t reveal what the work was or say when it would be

finished. He did hint that the defence might have its own expert conducting a mental evaluation of Holmes. King said if they enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, the court would order a mental evaluation and “whatever evaluations we’re doing would be truncated.” If a jury agrees he was insane, Holmes would be committed indefinitely to a state mental hospital. There would be a remote and unlikely chance he could be freed one day if doctors find his sanity has been restored. Prosecutors laid out a case that Holmes methodically planned the shooting for months, amassing an arsenal and elaborately booby-trapping his apartment to kill anyone who tried to enter. On the night of the attack, they say, he donned a police-style helmet, gas mask and body armour, tossed a gas canister into the seats and then opened fire. Some of the victims and their families said they were grateful the judge is moving proceedings along. “I was glad the judge was able to enter a plea so we could get the clock ticking,” said Jessica Watts, whose cousin Jonathan Blunk was killed.


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