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BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF The brash, bombastic and beloved former Premier of Alberta has died. Ralph Klein, premier for more than 14 years, died Friday at the age of 70 in a Calgary care centre surrounded by family and close friends. A staunch conservative, he balanced the budget and led Alberta through one of its most prosperous economic periods. Former Red Deer North MLA Victor Doerksen said there were two things he always admired about Klein, a man he worked with for almost 13 years. “When he said something, he did what he said and I thought that was a very admirable quality that I respect in somebody,” said Doerksen. “The second thing that I really respect about it him is he was willing to admit when he made a mistake. And willing to take a chance in course, which is a rare quality in a politician and one that I really admired.” He had been in hospital and later received continuing care since September 2011 for dementia, complications from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and, more recently, complications from pneumonia. “The nature of his illness made it very difficult to express his thoughts these past years which I know was a real challenge for him, but Ralph very much knew and appreciated the well wishes and warm messages he received,” said Ralph’s wife Colleen, in a release. Praises for the former premier came pouring in shortly after his death from both sides of the aisle with both Premier Alison Redford and Opposition Leader Danielle Smith sharing their condolences. “Ralph was a staunch defender of our province as he had a deep and


‘When he said something, he did what he said and I thought that was a very admirable quality that I respect in somebody. — Former Red Deer North MLA Victor Doerksen

are now widely embraced across the political spectrum,” said Harper in a release. Klein was first elected MLA in 1989 for the Calgary-Elbow riding, having served previously as mayor of Calgary for nine years, he was named minister of the environment. After then-premier Don Getty’s resignation Klein campaigned for the leadership on a platform of fiscal responsibility and getting the provincial government out of its involvement with the private sector. He won his party’s leadership on Dec. 5, 1992 and the subsequent election on June 15, 1993. He would go on to win four consecutive majority governments, the largest coming in 2001

when the PCs won 61.9 per cent of the vote and took 74 of the Alberta Legislature’s 83 seats. In his time as premier Klein’s government balanced the budget, paid off the provincial debt in its entirety and ran successive surplus budgets. His austerity measures, coupled with the surpluses enabled the government to pay off its $23 billion debt. Once the debt was paid off he handed out ‘Ralph Bucks,’ a prosperity bonus that gave everyone in the province $400, for those under 18 it went to their guardian. “I think he had a tremendous impact, the agenda we set out when he became premier was a daunting challenge,” said Doerksen. “To try and put our province back on a correct fiscal situation, it wasn’t always well received, it wasn’t an easy task, but one I think we accomplished.” Colleen has asked the City of Calgary to make arrangement for services and memorial ceremonies.






Then Alberta Premier Ralph Klein gets a kiss on the cheek from Miss Molly Hamiltom after singing with her on the stage at the Annual Ralph Klein Pancake Breakfast in Calgary, on July 10, 2006. Alberta Health Services issued a news release on behalf of Klein’s family indicating the former premier died on Friday. abiding love for Alberta and Albertans. His vision and extraordinary political instincts provided Alberta with tremendous leadership for 14 years,” said Redford. “Albertans will remember Ralph for his warmth, his dedication to his family and his province, and for his commitment to the people he served,” said Smith. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a fellow Calgarian, also offered his condolences. “Alberta and Canada have lost a unique and significant leader. While Ralph’s beliefs about the role of government and fiscal responsibility were once considered radical, it is perhaps his greatest legacy that these ideas



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Remembering some of Klein’s more colourful moments Drunken charity? After a mid-week dinner with friends in December 2001, Klein had his driver make an early-morning stop at an inner-city homeless shelter in Edmonton. Klein said he was just trying to see first-hand the plight of the homeless, but it degenerated into an argument. Some say Klein shouted and swore in a slurred voice, asking the men why they didn’t have jobs, then threw some money on the floor and walked out. His staff denied he was drunk. In the days that followed, however, he wiped away tears as he admitted he had a drinking problem and promised to cut back.

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Alberta Premier Ralph Klein (left) is sworn in by Alberta Lt. Governor Gordon Towers (seated at right) at Govermnent House in Edmonton, Dec. 14, 1992.

Perhaps Klein’s best-known quote, came in 1982 when he was Calgary mayor. He used the words “creeps and bums” to describe some people from eastern Canada who came West to look for work and ended up turning to crime. Crime rates in Calgary were spiking and anti-eastern sentiment was on the rise as the perception grew that many of the perpetrators who failed to make it out West. Klein went as far as telling the CBC he wasn’t going to get too excited if police were to rough up criminals from out of town.

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CALGARY — Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein was remembered Friday as the king of a conservative revolution who never lost the common touch. “To me, he wasn’t King Ralph, as some described him,” said Prime Minister Stephen Harper in a news release. “Instead, during a colourful political career he remained Citizen Ralph — a man equally at home in the Petroleum Club as he was in the St. Louis Hotel. A man who said what he believed and did what he said. “Alberta and Canada have lost a unique and significant leader. While Ralph’s beliefs about the role of government and fiscal responsibility were once considered radical, it is perhaps his greatest legacy that these ideas are now widely embraced across the political spectrum,” added Harper. Klein, Alberta’s premier from 1992 to 2006, died Friday at age 70 in a care facility in Calgary after battling a form of dementia, lung problems and pneumonia. Alberta Premier Alison Redford hailed her predecessor as a visionary and she echoed Harper’s words about Klein’s ability to connect with people. “He could walk from the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary to the curling rink in St. Paul and carry on a conversation with absolutely everyone he met. Ralph was a real man of the people,” said Redford in a news release. “Ralph was a staunch defender of our province as he had a deep and abiding love for Alberta and Albertans.” Redford said condolence books will be set up in government buildings across the province. There will also be an online tribute page. Klein’s wife, Colleen, said she’ll remember her husband of 42 years as a man who knew his priorities and values. “In his public life, while many will now debate what he stood for, he himself simply believed that public service was important, that it need not be complicated, and that it revolved around people,” she said in a news release. “In his private life, his greatest gift to his family was that when the long work days were over, and he came home, it was his sanctuary and the politics stopped at the door.” Klein began his political career with a stint in civic politics — as mayor of Calgary — and he proudly presided

Prehistoric stink Speculating on climate science has been toxic for some Alberta politicians. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith cited her remark that the jury was still out on global warming as one of the missteps that cost her party the 2012 provincial election. Klein, a staunch opponent of the Kyoto Protocol to control greenhouse gases, didn’t have that fear at a 2002 fundraiser when he speculated that “dinosaur farts” may have caused the last ice age. “You know, my science is limited to the fact that I know that eons ago there was an ice age,” Klein said. “I know that for sure. I know that at one time, the Arctic was the tropics. And I guess I wonder what caused that? Was it dinosaur farts? I don’t know.”

Paging controversy During a heated question period in March 2006, the Liberals used legislature page Jennifer Huygen to send Klein a message. Debating the government’s plans for health-care reform, the Opposition party had Huygen take Klein its policy booklet. “I don’t need this crap,” snorted Klein as he tossed the document over his shoulder. There were conflicting reports as to whether the booklet actually hit 17-year-old Huygen. Klein said he personally called the teen to apologize.

Pie punch At his annual Stampede breakfast in 2003, Klein was hit in the face with a banana cream pie by activist Chris Geoghegan. Klein was not impressed. “He smacked me in the face and my ears rang for a while. I had a sore face,” he said afterward. Geoghegan pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Judge Terry Semenuk called the pie attack brutal and said it was “worse than a sucker punch.”

Cleared of cribbing In 2004, Klein faced an allegation he plagiarized parts of an essay he wrote while studying communications at Athabasca University. Klein received a mark of 77 per cent on the paper on Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, but critics noted that Klein had taken large passages directly from the Internet without properly attributing them. The school cleared Klein of the allegations, saying he made a “relatively minor error” in not properly citing his sources.

Martha and Henry Klein’s Everyman touch was often cited as the key to his success. In that vein, he often referred to Martha and Henry — a fictitious couple meant to represent the average Albertan. “My primary concern is does Martha and Henry ... get his or her hip replaced?” Klein said in 2004 discussing the use of private companies to deliver health care. Klein’s former chief of staff Steve West adopted the line when defending his $180,000 severance package in 2005. “I came from a very lucrative job in the private sector,” West said at the time. “There’s opportunities out there, but Martha and Henry have to know that at one end of the scale, people make more money than at the other.” — By The Canadian Press


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over the Winter Olympics in 1988. Calgary’s current mayor, Naheed Nenshi, made it clear on Friday that the city has suffered a particular loss. “The many highlights of his career and political legacy will undoubtedly be shared over the coming days, and many Albertans will mourn him as a beloved former premier,” Nenshi said in a release. “But Calgary was always the city he called home. A true born-and-raised Calgarian, he served as mayor from 1980-1989 and, to me, he will always be Mayor Klein ... “Ralph Klein taught us, as Calgarians, that we don’t need to put on airs. We don’t need to pretend we’re something we are not in order to be a truly great city in this world. “His legacy surrounds us, and he will be sorely missed.” Klein’s family has asked the City of Calgary to organize a public “celebration of life” for Klein and the city said details will be shared as arrangements are made. When Klein became Alberta’s boss in 1992, the province was $23 billion in debt, riding a deep trough in oil prices, and his Progressive Conservatives were facing an election defeat at the hands of the Liberals. Klein led the party to victory and began cutting jobs to bring the debts and deficits under control. It was not popular move, but he stayed the course. A former premier from a neighbouring province also paid tribute on Friday after hearing that his old colleague had died. ”We certainly had our ideological differences, but one thing I knew is that I could work with Ralph Klein and his commitment was to not only his province but to the country, so it is a big loss,” said former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow. ”He was a committed Canadian and I think when the full story is written he will get much more credit for that, and for me that is a very important contribution for any premier to make,“ said Romanow, who also noted that Klein was more quiet and thoughtful at premiers conferences than his sometimes outspoken public persona would suggest. ”He certainly was more flamboyant in the public eye than behind closed doors.“ The leader of Alberta’s Wildrose party, Danielle Smith, said Klein was an outstanding mix of entrepreneurial spirit, self-deprecating humour and steely determination.


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Michener model ‘no longer best practice’ AN OPEN LETTER FROM OBERLE, DALLAS AND JABLONSKI ON CLOSURE OF MICHENER CENTRE The following was submitted on behalf of Frank Oberle, Alberta’s associate minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities, Mary Anne Jablonski, MLA, Red Deer North, and Cal Dallas, MLA, Red Deer South: Michener Services has long been a presence in Red Deer and area and we would like to thank the many Albertans who have contacted us regarding the transition of adults with developmental disabilities from the North and South Michener sites to appropriately supported living in the community. Over the years, as the resident population declined and buildings were decommissioned, much discussion has taken place about the future of the facilities and the surrounding land. The population in the north and south site facilities at Michener has declined from over 2,000 to the approximately 125 individuals who live there today. As this transition was occurring, there have been significant changes in philosophy and delivery of care in North America. As a result, this type of institutional residential support model is no longer the best practice in supporting people with disabilities. The strategies and approaches in supporting people with a wide range of disabilities have evolved over the years. There is compelling evidence that smaller living arrangements can produce positive results for these individuals, including those who might be considered severely disabled. We have done similar transitions recently with both the Eric Cormack Centre in Edmonton and Youngstown Home in Central Alberta. In both cases, families were understandably apprehensive at first, but we worked very closely with the individuals, their families, guardians, service providers, and the local communities and we succeeded in moving the individuals into community homes where they are doing very well. Many of these Albertans have surprised their families and support staff with the gains in functional skills they made after moving out of a facility and

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into a community living model of support. We do recognize that each person is unique, and we will be vigilant in monitoring services and individual experiences. The decision to close these buildings was not taken lightly, and central to our decision and future planning is the well-being and care of these individuals. A PDD planning team will spend the next several months working with guardians and family members to develop individual transition plans that address accommodation, health services and required community supports. Many of you have asked for more details on the transition planning and we have now posted the transition plan at We want to assure Albertans that the individuals who live at Michener

will continue to get excellent support and services both during and after their moves. We have service providers throughout Alberta who are experts at providing the kinds of supports individuals living at Michener will need. In fact, most of the individuals living at Michener are no different in their level of needs from the people whom these service providers already support. That is why we will be working closely with families, guardians, community service providers, and Alberta Health Services throughout the transition. PDD will be creating individual transition plans for every person who is moving, and we will be working very closely with them and their families to choose their new homes. People will not move until there is a good home ready for them with the services they need. We are also very aware of the need to build capacity in the community to

support the move. Service providers have already been contacted to identify areas of need, provide training for staff, and to develop or renovate housing where it is needed. Let us be very clear — no resident of Michener will leave until the proper accommodation and supporting services are available to him or her. We also need to make sure our community agencies are in a position to offer a fair and competitive wage to their staff. We know this is a challenge for them, and we are working to resolve that. This year’s budget provides for the equivalent of a 10 per cent increase for the PDD service sector. This builds on last year’s increase of five per cent for contracted agency wage funding, with additional commitments planned for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 fiscal years. The work that our community service provider staff does every day is incredibly valuable, and we are committed to working with them to ensure a robust service sector well into the future. The staff of Michener have contributed immeasurably to the comfort and well-being of people with disabilities, and we cannot thank them enough for their service. The Department of Human Services is committed to supporting our staff through this time of change, and we will be working with them over the next year on an individual basis to determine what is right for each of them. Our natural reaction to change is worry and apprehension. We understand that the closing of the North and South sites at Michener is a significant change for families and the Red Deer community. The Alberta government, PDD, and ourselves will be meeting regularly with families, staff, and other stakeholders to ensure we keep the lines of communication open. We will also be posting regular updates at http://humanservices.alberta. ca/Michener-Transition.

China, has officially been named to the post. His selection as the first Canadian ambassador to live in the country had previously been reported by media in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird travelled to Myanmar last year to signal the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. He was followed by Trade Minister Ed Fast who declared Canada’s intention

to increase economic ties with the resource-rich country. Diplomatic and trade relations between Myanmar and Canada had previously been handled through Thailand, but a new Canadian embassy will open in Rangoon this year. In addition to leading public diplomacy efforts for Canada in China, McDowell has served in New York City, Taipei and Bangkok. He also spent a year at Harvard

University, researching on contemporary issues in Myanmar. The former military dictatorship has been evolving into a democratic state since late in 2010 when it held its first elections in almost 20 years. In recent weeks, riots have broken out as Buddhist mobs attacked Muslims in several towns. The country’s current president has said his government will use violence if necessary to stop them.

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Oil pipelines safer, cheaper than rail SHIPPING OIL BY RAIL COSTS FOUR TIMES MORE, BOOSTS GREENHOUSE GASES, CAUSES INJURY AND DEATH No oil spill is ever a happy event or cause for celebration. But the timing of an oil spill in the United States this week creates circumstances for reasoned reflection. Fortunately, the spill was relatively small. Between 360 and 545 barrels of Alberta crude oil were dumped on Wednesday when 11 tanker cars in a Canadian Pacific Railway train went off the rails in Minnesota. Luckily, ground where the spill occurred was frozen. That means the cleanup will be simpler and environmental consequences of the JOE spill will be limited. MCLAUGHLIN The tanker derailment, however, also raises questions about transporting vast amounts of oil by rail. More than a century of history makes it abundantly clear: shipping oil by pipeline is safer, cheaper and more environmentally responsible than moving it by rail. A study on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline compiled for the U.S. State Department last year said shipping oil by rail is four times more expensive than by pipeline, produces eight per cent more greenhouse gases, and is 3,400 per cent more dangerous when measuring human injuries and death per mile tonne shipped. Heated discussion that has consumed Canada and the United States in the past year has almost nothing to do with the abundantly clear safety benefits that arise by shipping oil by pipeline. The dominant issue is the oil that will fill those pipelines. Bitumen from the Alberta and Saskatchewan oilsands is the target. There’s no getting around the fact that this heavy oil creates a significant carbon footprint. It should also be abundantly clear, however, that methods of extracting energy from what industry used to call the tar sands have improved steadily in


the past generation. Photos and memories of great swaths of land stripped bare and devoid of any living thing in northeastern Alberta are becoming a relic of the past. Shallow, cheap, easy-to-mine surface bitumen deposits are being quickly exhausted. The dominant emerging extraction method today is steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD). This method takes oil from far below the surface with lower environmental consequences than the quick and dirty scraping methods of the past. With SAGD, paired pipes are pushed into deeper oil deposits. The top pipe carries steam, which softens the bitumen and allows it to flow through perforations into the second pipe below. More than 95 per cent of the water used in this process is recovered, cleaned and recycled. Extracted bitumen is cleaned, refined and makes its way into fuel and thousands of other oil-based consumer products. Nevertheless, oilsands fuel has been demonized, while similar products from other sources get a relative pass. How many of the Hollywood stars who make regular treks to Washington to oppose the proposed Keystone XL pipeline fly on jet fuel that originates in California’s Kern River oilfield? That field — which has been producing oil since 1899 — now requires vast amount of precious water to sustain its production. Is that more eco-friendly than Alberta oil? Thumbs down to Keystone XL by President Barack Obama will do little to improve the environment or air quality for Americans. Without a doubt, it will mean more Canadian oil transported to American refineries by rail and certain dread environmental consequences that will entail. In Canada, blocking the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to B.C. tidewater — a virtual certainty today with the New Democratic Party poised to win the British Columbia election in six weeks — will mean more Alberta and Saskatchewan oil shipped across the Rocky Mountains by train. Given the higher risks of shipping oil by train versus by pipeline, that will mean more environmental

degradation in British Columbia’s precious watersheds. Curiously, while B.C. premier in waiting Adrian Dix is dead set against a new oil pipeline going though his giant back yard, his federal counterpart wants pipelines built to ship Alberta crude east. Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has been pumping for a Canadian pipeline, moving Alberta crude east to Quebec and Atlantic Canada. If oil pipelines were so dangerous, why would he promote this plan? Mulcair went to Washington this month, saying that instead of Canadian oil going south to U.S. Gulf coast refineries, it should be shipped east “to take care of Canada’s energy security and getting a better price.” For starters, Canada would not have any energy security if we didn’t export oil to our prime customer, the United States. Without that giant market, the billions of dollars needed to create cost-efficient Canadian extraction plants would never be spent. The fundamental problem with Mulcair’s plan however, is it doesn’t get the oil where it is needed. The growing global market for petroleum is Asia. It makes no sense at any level to ship Alberta crude oil to Quebec or New Brunswick, refine it there and ship it to Asia on an enormously long trek through the Panama Canal. It would be uncompetitively expensive and environmentally foolish. On the same day Canadian oil spilled in Minnesota, Canada’s largest heavy oil producer — Suncor — cancelled a proposed expansion, because prices for our oil today are too low to justify the $11.6-billion cost and risk of upgrading. Over time, as substitutes become available, the global market for petroleum will diminish. But there’s nothing on the energy horizon that can compete with oil now or in the near term for cost, availability and energy density. Pretending that pipelines are too dangerous to move that oil, or that they can be readily replaced with affordable alternative fuels is wilful stupidity. Joe McLaughlin is the retired former managing editor of the Red Deer Advocate.

Kurds and Turks: end of the war? “We are at a point today when the guns will fall silent and ideas will speak,” declared Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdish insurgency in Turkey, on March 21. “Turks and Kurds fought together (in the First World War), and launched the Turkish parliament together in 1922. The basis of the new struggle consists of ideas, ideology and democratic politics.” And with that, he declared a ceasefire. Ocalan has declared ceasefires before, but the Turkish government made no substantial concessions on Kurdish rights so the fighting resumed. Nor is “democratic politics” a phrase you would readily link to Abdullah Ocalan, who tolerates no dissent in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), GWYNNE the organization he created DYER thirty years ago to fight for independence from Turkey. But this time really may be different. After three decades of low-level guerilla war in southeastern Turkey (about a thousand deaths a year), both sides have concluded that they cannot win: the Kurds cannot win their independence, and Turkey cannot crush the armed Kurdish resistance to its repressive rule. So Ocalan has stopped demanding independence and now talks about local self-government, Kurdish language rights, and an end to repression. The other thing that’s different this time is that Ocalan has actually been talking to Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyib Erdogan, since last October. Not face-to-face, of course, but Ocalan has been held prisoner on Imrali island, about two hours south of Istanbul, ever since Turkish agents captured him in Kenya in 1999, so it has been easy for Erdogan’s intelligence chief, Hakan Fidan, to go back and forth between the two men. There is every reason to believe, therefore, that Ocalan’s ceasefire declaration, though apparently unilateral, was really coordinated between the two leaders. In which case the next steps that Ocalan promised — the release of prisoners by both sides and the withdrawal of the 3,000 PKK fighters in southeastern Turkey into the adjacent parts of northern Iraq — were presumably agreed in advance too. This is not a process that will eventually lead to the emergence of an independent Kurdish state. That goal, promised to the Kurds by the victors at


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Kurds march with flags to show support for the three PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) activists killed in Paris last month and to their leader Abdullah Ocalan, whose photo is shown on the banner, imprisoned in Turkey during a protest in Strasbourg, eastern France, on Feb. 16 2013. Kurds from France, Germany and Belgium gathered for a march through Strasbourg. the end of the First World War, has been the dream of four generations of Kurds, but it is no closer than ever. To bring all 30 million Kurds into a single, independent state would mean redrawing the borders of four major nations — Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria — and that is not going to happen. But Kurds already have full self-government (including a powerful army) in northern Iraq, and the Syrian Kurds have effectively thrown off Damascus’s rule in the east of that country, so a lesser Kurdish dream now seems almost within the realm of the possible. That would be a large area, still divided by national borders but with free movement across them, where the Kurds of the whole region could live, work and teach their children in their own language. More than half that area would be in southeastern Turkey, so the deal that Ocalan and Erdogan may make, if things work out, is vital to this project. There was never any real chance that a Kurdish state could be carved out of Turkey: the population in the southeast includes a large minority of Turks, and there are now millions of Kurds living in western Turkey (including an estimated three million in Istanbul). But Turkey is a democratic country, and full civil and language rights for Kurds would give them a very large say in how the Kurdish-majority parts of the country are run. That is what is now on the table, and Ocalan seems content with it.

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Why would Prime Minister Erdogan (who quite recently said that he would have liked to see Ocalan executed) be interested in making the deal with the man? Erdogan is trying to get a new constitution through parliament. He has two major aims: to prevent future military coups, and to remove the anti-religious elements in the document that have restricted any political expression of Islam since the founding of the republic 90 years ago. He also wants to strengthen the presidency, now a largely ceremonial office, since he plans to run for president next year. Ocalan has no objections to any of that. All he wants in a new constitution is full equality for the Kurds and their language. Since the new constitution requires a two-thirds majority in parliament, and Erdogan will not have that majority without the support of the main Kurdish party, the Peace and Democracy Party, both men can only get what they want if the deal goes through. Long-lasting marriages have been built on less promising foundations. This time, at long last, Turkey may finally get around to recognizing the rights of the 20 per cent of its people who speak Kurdish. If it does, a long war will end, Erdogan will gain enormous political credit — and a post-modern version of the traditional Kurdish dream will start to come to life. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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No denying the global economy Our world is a developing a new geography of production, innovation, investment and trade. This is something we need to understand in Canada because it will very much shape our own future. This will be a world in which the so-called South — starting with South Korea and Taiwan and expanding to include the emerging market economies — increasingly challenges the North, the advanced economies of Canada, the U.S., Europe and Japan. The South is now the home to a new generation of fastgrowing multinational corporations that have deep pockets, are investing in innovaDAVID tion and are ready to play a CRANE much bigger role in the global economy. We can see it in Canada, and not just with the massive Alberta oilsands investments by giant Chinese oil companies. When XL Foods, the Alberta beef processor that triggered the largest beef recall in Canadian history, was forced to close, the world’s largest meat processor, a Brazilian company by the name of JBS, was called in to take over management of the operation. Brazilian companies, of course, are no stranger to Canada. Vale, the giant mining company, took over Canada’s big nickel producer, Inco, and is also investing in potash development in Saskatchewan. And Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, is a strong competitor against Bombardier. Huawei, the fast-rising Chinese telecommunications company, now has two engineering and re-


search facilities in Canada, both busy employing Canadian electrical engineers. Tata Consultancy Services, the giant Indian software and systems company, also has operations in Ontario, recruiting Canadian talent. Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada, the subsidiary of the major Indian drug company, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., is now marketing the company’s products here. Meanwhile, not only at BlackBerry but also at Apple, anxious eyes are being cast on Samsung, the Korean electronics company, which is at the leading edge of consumer electronics and is the world’s largest smartphone company. Likewise, not only the Detroit Three but also Toyota and Honda have to contend in Canada with growing inroads by Korean automakers, Hyundai and Kia. Chinese companies will be next. And Korea’s LG is a strong competitor in our household appliance market; China’s Haier will be next. The UN’s just-published 2013 Human Development Report contains a fascinating outline of how the developing world is dramatically changing the world economy. A “more balanced form of globalization” is occurring with global production “rebalancing in ways not seen for 150 years.” Developing countries have boosted their share of world merchandise trade from about 25 per cent in 1980 to 45 per cent of a much bigger trade pie today, while their share of world output has grown from 33 per cent to 45 per cent. Developing countries account for one-third of value-added in world production of manufactured goods. Moreover, a new geography of trade is emerging. Developing countries are exporting more merchandise and more manufactured goods in particular to

each other than they export to North America, Europe and Japan. And “these exports are more intensive in skills and technology,” the report says. For example, India’s leading imports from China are capital goods such as electrical machinery, nuclear reactors and boilers, and they cost 30 per cent less than if India had purchased them from the North, the report adds. Developing countries are also boosting their share of trade in services, ranging from low-skill call centres and data entry to medium-skills in back-office accounting, programming, and ticketing to high-level skills in architectural design, digital animation, medical tests and software development. This trend is expected to intensify. At the same time, these countries are growing more multinationals ready to invest and compete in markets around the world, as they go global, often by buying up Western corporations for their brands, know-how and distribution networks. In 2006, China had 16 companies on the Fortune 500 list of the world’s biggest companies; last year, it had 73. Examples of acquisitions include from China, the takeover of IBM’s laptop division from IBM, Zhejiang Geely’s purchase of Volvo cars; from India, Tata Group’s acquisition of Corus Steel and of Jaguar LandRover; from Brazil, JBS Friboi’s purchase of U.S. meatpacking company Swift; and from Turkey, the purchase of the Godiva chocolate empire. Will banking and finance be next? The global economy is entering a new phase and we had better get used to it. Increasingly corporate power will have to be shared with powerful new players from the South and more Canadians will be employed by them. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

haven’t even made the playoffs since 1993. And speaking of a hundred years ago, also in the news this Eastertime: time capsules. Our fair city has been up to its collective eyeballs in time capsules. This is the 100th year since our city was created — a time when many of us were mere children and have very little memory of the early days, except for Michael Dawe the city historian, historical columnist and friend to everyone, who remembers absolutely everything and everybody that has ever had anything to do with Red Deer. Michael notwithstanding, it is fascinating to look back with a different perspective, like through the warped plastic eyes of the Easter Bunny. Just kidding about the Easter Bunny eyes part, although I’ll bet the Mall Bunny would have given his eye teeth to put that costume of his in a time capsule and send it to any time period except the present. But the actual time capsule in question was originally buried in the wall of City Hall 50 years ago and was finally de-walled and opened up this week. It contained many interesting items like certificates, letters, the Advocate, council resolutions and City Hall construction contracts, and the keys to my friend’s mom’s 1963 Ford Falcon. OK, kidding again, but after one unfortunate incident my friend never ever did get the keys to the Ford ever again, so you never know where they might have ended up.

Not only was one time capsule opened, a new one was sealed up and buried in the lawn at City Hall, whereupon it will (hopefully) be opened 50 years from now in 2063 by our children’s children’s children and some of the aliens that arrived on Earth in 2060. This new capsule contains certificates, letters, the Advocate, council resolutions and the keys to … OK never mind, I shouldn’t kid three times in a row. But our current time capsule did in fact include some photographs and art and much important digital information and discontinued pennies and other timely items so that when they are opened by our relatives and intergalactic immigrants in five decades, they will be amazed and impressed and exclaim: “I wonder what these rounds things are. It’s says DVD on them but. …” And when they dig a little deeper, at the bottom of the box, all crumpled up will be a big green garbage bag. And our future selves will be amazed and impressed and exclaim: “I wonder what an Easter Bunny costume is doing in here!” It will be a proud moment in the history of our fair city, and I sure hope Michael Dawe is there to explain it to everyone. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.

I’m glad I waved at the Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny waved at me the other day Oh, it probably wasn’t the real Easter Bunny, I’m sure he would be much too busy hopping around on a treadmill getting his cardio up for his yearly exhausting Easter delivery schedule, whereupon he has to be hiding eggs and chocolate, etc., at approximately several hundred million households at roughly the same time. No, I’m sure it was one of those Easter Bunny helpers at the mall who waved at me. He was just sitting there on his Bunny Throne with his big head and frozen cartoon face. Those vacuous, unseeing HARLEY plastic Easter Bunny eyes are HAY weirdly disconcerting so I averted eye contact, but out of the corner of my glance I saw him wave and the wave was unmistakably sad. I waved back what I hoped was a sympathetic, “everything’s going to be OK” wave, like the kind of wave you give to a sad animal in a cage at the zoo. There wasn’t a single kid, or adult for that matter, in the dust-covered lineup area, and the photographer and the photographer’s helper, the one with the squeaky toys and other colourful tricks of the trade designed to distract the unfortunate child who has been plunked on the Easter Bunny’s skinny, fuzzy legs long enough to get some sort of photograph, were bored and keeping themselves busy chatting to separate people on cellphones. It was pretty clear to me that the mall Easter Bunny helper was lonely. There’s nothing much sadder than sitting in a public place with a weird head and big ears, wearing a fuzzy white onezie. Lifting a white gloved hand and attempting a Happy Easter wave when it clearly comes out as a pathetic display of clinical depression. I shudder to think how many hours the Bunny had been sitting there on the desolate Bunny Throne all alone with his two-metre-long ears flopping over, surrounded by plastic rocks and plants and baskets full of coloured plastic eggs thinking about how desperate someone has to be to make minimum wage by being lonely and bummed out in a hot, sweaty and just plain bizarre bunny suit. And speaking of funny hats, it is timely this Easter that there is a new Pope as voted in by 116 reddressed Cardinals, who then stoked the fireplace with white smoke that the whole world sees as a symbol but actually signifies that the Sistine Chapel Pope Post-Election Barbecue and Karaoke Party was about to begin. As my musician friend Richard Harrow remarked: “Since there’s already been a Pope John Paul, I was really hoping there’d be Pope George Ringo.” But I’m sure Francis will do quite nicely, even though many of us non-pope types were rooting for the Canadian cardinal, who had much more potential of success than rooting for the Bluejays who


Quilts fashioned with dedication, love Imagine if you will, a room full of ladies gathered around a project that they have done for many years. They are quilting and talking and laughing. In my mind’s eye, I see that many of these ladies are older with heavily lined faces, nature’s badge of honour for hard work and perseverance; quietly mentoring those younger than themselves. With gnarled hands and arthritically bent fingers, they patiently sew patch after patch, hour after hour into the shape of a quilt or a throw or maybe even an enveloped sleeping bag. CHRIS We have let Hollywood’s rendition of pioneer life turn SALOMONS these types of ladies’ functions into a group of interfering, gossiping women, but I fully believe that just the opposite is true; I believe it’s a time when these dedicated women can discuss and learn from life’s events


as they experience them. Now I know that most of them drive a vehicle, but again in my mind’s eye, I see many of these ladies trudging through the snow, backs bent with age, looking forward to meeting together in order to sew these multi-coloured works of art. Week after week and month after month, they come together to make these personal quilts and blankets, which are then brought to Potter’s Hands kitchen once or twice a month. From here, they are handed out by our prayer warrior Lorraine to people who either live on the street or are getting set up in an apartment. For many of the recipients of these blankets, the letters of thanks that they write are testament to the value that they place on these items. Others are not always as appreciative, and sometimes in their addictions they leave them lay somewhere and before long, they are in need of another. Frustratingly at times, we give them another, because we know that without them, we would find a lot more corpses than we do. The ladies who make these beautiful pieces know all of this, but they continue to produce them without question.

The amazing part of all of this is that they do not even live here in Red Deer; they all live in and around Rocky Mountain House and Alhambra. Then once or twice a month, one of the most cheerful ladies who I have ever met drives an hour each way to bring them to Potter’s. Having lived in Rocky briefly when we first came to Canada, and then spending many early teen summers with farm families there, I am very familiar with the hard work and perseverance that makes up most of that community, and I have learned to love and respect all those who I have met. One day I would love to drive out to Rocky and meet these selfless ladies, who in their compassion continue to make these beautiful quilts; I would want to convey exactly just how much these pieces are appreciated and admired. So if in your journeys downtown you happen to see someone carrying a colourful bedroll, think of these very dedicated ladies in the West Country. They need all the thanks we can offer them; at least that’s how I see it. God bless you my dears! Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.

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Beware of fool’s gold Expert warns of fake gold in Red Deer area BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer gold buyer warns fake gold is being pedaled in parking lots and door to door. Jack Fortin, owner of Jaxville Gold and Silver Trading, said at least 15 people have come to his downtown shop in the past month looking to sell gold chains and rings that have turned out to be fake. “Generally they’re being stopped in their cars in parking lots. Although I did have a couple of guys approached in a tavern,� Fortin said. The sellers usually tell people they’re leaving town and need some money so they’re selling their jewelry

really cheap, he said. The chains are marked 14 karat, but turn out to be gold plated. The rings are stamped 18 karat, but they’re actually made of an alloy that mimics gold, he said. Fortin said the jewelry popped up a few months ago, but there’s been more lately. The last time someone came into his store looking to sell some was on Wednesday. “Everybody has to be seeing it. We’re not the only place in town.� Most people taken in by the scam are unlikely to report it to police, Fortin said. Red Deer RCMP were unavailable for comment. In February, media in Medicine Hat reported the same scam. This week, RCMP in British Columbia were looking for suspects involved in selling fake gold jewelry they said was made from Taliban gold smuggled out of Iraq. For information on fraud, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.

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Jaxville Gold and Silver Trading Ltd. staff member Nairn Fortin holds up a 24-inch counterfeit ‘gold’ chain turned over to them by someome recently. Over the past two months, the Red Deer company has seen more than 25 counterfeit chains and 10 to 15 heavy men’s rings marked 18k gold that have no gold content at all.

Four killed in house fire near Toronto EAST GWILLIMBURY, Ont. — A small town north of Toronto is mourning the loss of four residents who died Friday after being trapped in the second floor of their burning home. York Regional Police Const. Blair McQuillan said someone inside the home in East Gwillimbury, Ont., called 911 to report a fire around 5:30 a.m. McQuillan said police and firefight-

ers were unable to get three males and a female out of a second-floor bedroom, where they died. Police identified them as Kevin Dunsmuir, his wife Jennifer and their two sons Cameron and Robert. A man who lives nearby and gave only his first name as George said the couple lived in the home with their two teenage sons, and had another son off at university. “It’s pretty sad to hear a whole family perished like that, especially on

UN calls Canada’s pullout from drought fighting convention ‘regrettable’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The United Nations said Friday that it is “regrettable� Canada will withdraw from a UN convention that fights the spread of droughts. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said Canada was withdrawing from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification because the program has proven too bureaucratic, and not worth the $350,000 contributed each year. The decision would make Canada the only country in the world not part of the convention. “The Convention is stronger than ever before, which makes Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Convention all the more regrettable,� the Bonn-based secretariat for the convention said in a statement Friday. The federal cabinet last week ordered the unannounced withdrawal on the recommendation of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. The decision has led to widespread criticism of the Harper government from opposition parties, non-governmental aid agencies, civil society groups and former Canadian diplomats, including at least one former UN ambassador. The government’s decision also caught the UN secretariat that administers the convention off guard — a spokesman was informed through a telephone call from The Canadian Press on Wednesday. The government has said that it served formal notification to the Bonnbased secretariat and the United Nations Secretary General on Monday. On Tuesday, the government posted the order on an obscure website, and it was found by The Canadian Press. The government did not issue a news release about its withdrawal plans. In Friday’s statement, the secretariat — also known as the UNCCD — said Canada formally notified it on Thursday. “Canada, a country that is frequently subjected to drought and where 60 per cent of the cropland is in dry areas, is also a major actor in global efforts to address food security in developing countries,� the UNCCD said. The UN body said Canada’s annual

contribution of $291,000 — less than the $350,000 the government says it was paying — accounted for 3.1 per cent of its budget. It said the Canadian government and “Canadian civil society have played significant roles in moving the Convention to where it is today.� In 2007, Canada along with the other 194 countries that are party to the convention agreed to a 10-year strategy to “enhance the implementation of the Convention as a blue print for a more effective and efficient process grounded on a strong and cutting-edge science,� Friday’s statement said. The government’s decision to pull Canada out of the convention came less than a month before a major scientific gathering to be hosted by the Bonn-based secretariat of the UN convention. The meetings, set to begin April 9, would have forced Canada to confront scientific analysis on the effects of climate change, droughts and encroaching deserts. The Harper government has been vilified an as outlier on climate change policy in past international meetings. “The next gathering of the scientific conference, in two weeks, is expected to deliver a major breakthrough by presenting the first ever cost-benefit analysis of desertification and sustainable land management,� said the UNCCD’s Friday statement. “Canada played crucial roles in both processes. Crucially, these processes have also moved the actions taken by parties to a result-based management approach where performance and impact are not only measured using indicators, but also assessed and monitored every two years.� Maude Barlow, head of the Council of Canadians, has accused the government of pulling out of the convention because it does not want to confront the scientific realities of climate change.

Good Friday,� he said, adding that his 16-year-old son was good friends with one of the couple’s boys. “It’s a pretty tight-knit community.� Ontario Fire Marshal spokesman Scott Evenden said the investigation into the deadly blaze has only just started and couldn’t specify where in the home the fire broke out or if any smoke alarms were working. East Gwillimbury Mayor Virginia

Hackson, who personally knew the family, said the community is struggling to deal with the deaths. “Our prayers and thoughts go to our community, to our firefighters and to the family that have had this loss today,� she told reporters. “It’s a very sad day in our town. We’re a close community and we’ll work together to stay close, but it’s a very difficult time at this point.�

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just a happy bunch of Canucks soaking up the sun in our own polite corner of tropical paradise. I could make political hay by running for office on this simple, single platform: promoting a union between Canada and the Turks and Caicos. It seemed a worthwhile diversion from Alberta’s traditional campaign issues of loathing Quebec and letting the eastern bastards freeze in the dark. Alas, my nascent political ambitions, like the


election, came and went. The Turks and Caicos dream faded into the blue yonder; our prime minister went back to exclaiming “fuddle duddle” in Parliament and the West returned to hating the East over trivial issues such as who was going to get Alberta’s gazillion petro dollars. And instead of milking the federal treasury, I ended up in law school and eventually Red Deer, where I practised law for a quarter century before concluding that life was too short to spend behind a desk — even if it were in the corner office. But some people follow through on that early opportunity to chart a different course. Bruce Twa, a law



school buddy, had lawyered through a few cold Alberta winters when a chance phone call offered him the prospect of practising warm-winter law — in the Turks and Caicos. Bruce jumped at the offer. He has now been resident in the TCIs for almost 25 years, transacting real estate deals on behalf of rich, sophisticated, discreet clients — when he’s not boating in the azure-coloured waters or snorkeling amongst parrotfish and turtles in the coral reef surrounding the islands. I had promised (threatened?) to visit Bruce on numerous occasions over the years.

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One-room hotel opens in Czech capital BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRAGUE, Czech Republic — It’s a room with a view. A tall television tower in the Czech capital of Prague that has been called one of the world’s ugliest buildings has a new and unique attraction: A one-room hotel looking out on the city from 70 metres (230 feet) above ground. But some might argue the best thing about the view is that you don’t have to look at the tower itself. The tower, which stands 216 metres (709 feet) tall, is a dominant but controversial landmark of the city skyline. Prague is sometimes called the city of 100 spires, but the tower stands out amid the picturesque cityscape of centuries-old churches and other historic sites. It’s the city’s tallest building, at the equivalent of about 70 stories high, and it was a despised symbol of the communist regime that started building it in 1985. Locals have gradually come to accept it since its completion in 1992, but a 2009 international survey placed it second among the ugliest buildings in the world. The tower already features a restaurant and observation deck offering a breathtaking view of the city, but a recent, thorough renovation of the spire added the hotel room, cementing the tower’s status

as an attraction for both locals and tourists The room is considered so luxurious that it’s being advertised as six stars. It opened Feb. 13 and is available for 1,000 euros (about $1,300). Guests also get a limousine and driver, but really, it’s all about the view. One wall facing east consists almost entirely of a giant window, and you can enjoy that view from a spacious bed. There’s also a bathtub in the bathroom behind a glass wall, with a floor higher than the rest of the room, offering another comfortable place from which to look out. With a view no other hotel room in the city can beat, demand is growing, said Lucie Cerna, sales manager for the project known as the Tower Park Prague. Cerna said the room is now booked for about two nights a week with a number of reservations in the near future. On Valentine’s Day, six people wanted to book it, and “a man has booked the room to propose to his fiancee.” “I think it will be used for special occasions,” said Cerna. “It won’t be a common hotel. It’s an exclusive space with an exclusive view of Prague.” Just a few steps down a spiral staircase from the room is the restaurant, which together with a cafe and a bar opened in October. It’s become a popular spot, where visitors are advised to book reservations at least a week in advance. Former President Vaclav Klaus was among those who’ve dined there. Chef Ondrej Soukup offers a wide range of cui-

sines, including Asian and French, but he recommends Czech meals, including his specialty, a neck of lamb. But due to limited space in the tower, the kitchen is located slightly above the restaurant, and the staff must use a small lift to deliver meals. “That’s the only weak spot here,” Soukup said, placing a plate of food on the lift for the 12-second delivery. For a small entry fee, visitors can also look out from the observation deck at the mostly medieval spires that give Prague its charm. In contrast, the TV tower, located in the Zizkov neighbourhood, has always been controversial. The tower, constructed to provide television and radio transmissions, was built on the site of what was once a 17th century Jewish cemetery. The project was ridiculed by many Czechs at the time, who called it a “space rocket,” ”Bilak’s needle“ and ”Jakes’ finger,“ named for notorious hard-line communist leaders Milous Jakes and Vasil Bilak. After the 1989 Velvet Revolution that replaced the communist regime with a democracy, some locals demanded the tower’s removal. But protests gradually died out after the level of radiation from transmitters was declared safe. Despite the later survey declaring its ugliness, in a 2003 survey, the TV tower even beat in popularity the well-known tower of Old Town City Hall.

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Left: A sea of turquoise surrounds a Bahamian Cay en route to the TCIs. Above: Ex-premier Michael Misick’s palatial oceanfront home.

TCI: Local beer is awful In late 2012, arrangements were finally made. We’d see the tropical paradise that Canada had snubbed and find out how my naïve 1980s political ambitions may have panned out. Florence and I learned even before clearing customs at Providenciales airport that the TCIs still maintain a quaint “small-island” feel. Bruce and his wife Darlene had graciously offered to host us during our stay but the border guard wouldn’t allow us entry. We didn’t have their home address. The officer shook his head many times, threatening us with expulsion, before calling in his superior. She looked at our paperwork, “Oh, you staying with Bruce? I just give him a call and get his house number.” She dialed and five minutes later we were standing on the curb, throwing our stuff into Bruce’s pickup. We had only four days in the TCIs; a wise use of time was paramount. I wanted to evaluate whether Canada had blundered or done right in spurning the wishes of this British Protectorate. A quick but thorough analysis of the culture, economy and history was in order. I’d keep a tally of the positives and negatives. We began our research in a calculated, scientific fashion: we went for beer and seafood, stuffing ourselves with fresh conch and island brew. The conch fritters were fantastic but the local beer (Turk’s Head) was awful. Score: one/one. In the morning, Bruce offered us the use of his beater truck so we could explore the island. I was a bit nervous about driving a standard stick shift in a strange country. “Don’t worry,” said Bruce, “Provo (that’s what the locals call Providenciales) is small, you really can’t get lost.” I felt better until I turned out of his driveway onto the main highway and realized everyone was driving on the wrong side of the road. I geared down and careened into the steamy Caribbean chaos. Our methodical investigation continued … with lunch by the sea at Grace Bay — named by Condé Nast as one of the top beaches in the world. The fish was delectable and the beer (Presidente, imported from the Dominican Republic) palatable. The score was starting to favour the unionists. That afternoon, Bruce abandoned his clients to take us on an insider’s tour of his small island. The TCIs are a string of cays (keys) located at the eastern end of the Bahamas chain. The capital is Grand Turk, an island 100 km from Providenciales. There are numerous small cays — mostly uninhabited — between these two major islands. Due largely to the influence of Canadian ex-pats, Provo has evolved to become both the commercial and tourism centre of the TCIs. Bruce drove us through the high-rent district. If you are in the market for a multimillion-dollar beachside home, Provo has plenty to offer. And if you change your mind and decide to sell, there is no tax payable on any gain in value. In fact, there’s no tax of any kind in the TCIs: no

tax on income or capital gains and no annual property tax on your house. But import duties and the cost of living are painfully high. Duty can be as much as 45 per cent of a car’s value. And when you buy your dream home in paradise, there is a one-time stamp fee payable equal to 9.75 per cent of the purchase price. On a $1-million property, the fee is almost $100,000! That’s a lot of postage. These punishing import duties have led to some clever avoidance strategies. For example, the Turks and Caicos have many, many churches ... all exempt from duty. Thus, even the humblest pastor may drive a shiny SUV. We also toured the low-rent district, a stone’s throw from where the millionaire’s reside. The poor area, dubbed Five Cays, is where the immigrant workers — primarily Haitian — live. The unmaintained road into Five Cays is almost impassable. This explains the abandoned vehicles we encountered — some converted into makeshift shelters; and many of the shanty houses here are a work-in-progress. “We build piece-piece,” the locals explain. Bruce often does free legal work for the poor of Five Cays. He should be careful. This kind of attitude could bring an end to lawyer jokes. There are a number of different, confusing categories of residency in the TCIs. We arrived on a temporary (30-day) permit. Bruce and his wife are permanent residents. The Haitians rely on work permit residency. Then there are the “Belongers.” Only those persons born on the islands (with island ancestry) are true citizens, entitled to vote and hold office. Bruce and Darlene have been permanent residents of the TCIs for over two decades but can’t vote. They’ll never be Belongers. This bizarre restriction on citizenship has led indirectly to a major challenge facing the Turks and Caicos: a legacy of nepotism and corruption. One afternoon, Bruce took us snorkeling. We boated past the palatial home of ex-premier Michael Misick in the Leeward neighbourhood of Provo. After building his mansion Misick leased it to the government. Then he moved in — as tenant — and collected $10,000 a month in rent from government coffers. The same day we cruised by the house, Interpol apprehended Misick in Rio de Janeiro on an international arrest warrant on charges of corruption and maladministration. Michael Misick apparently lacks neither cash nor gumption. The tally was thickening. Would it really benefit Canada to get into bed with these types — even if the bed was a hammock swaying in a tropical breeze? Time was running short. To judge matters objectively I needed more first-hand data … so I went bonefishing with “Bar,” a local guide. Wow! The fight presented by these fish is absurd. If you are a fly-fisherman, put this adventure on your bucket-list. One moment I was admiring a juvenile nurse shark hovering in the shallow waters beneath Bar’s flatbottomed boat and the next the line was spinning uncontrollably outward. It was 10 minutes before I had that slippery little devil in my hands. Motoring back to Provo, we trolled past Bruce Willis’s house on Parrot Cay but the place looked deserted. Perhaps he was over at Demi Moore’s place having an ex-pat ex-spouse spat.

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WINGS SIGN DEKEYSER DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings signed former Western Michigan defenceman Dan DeKeyser to a two-year contract Friday. The 23-year-old DeKeyser, from Clay Township, had two goals and 13 assists in 35 games this season for the Broncos and was selected the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s best defensive defenceman for the second consecutive year and was also a CCHA All-Conference first team selection as voted on by the 11 head coaches He was a free agent after going undrafted. In 118 games in three seasons at Western Michigan, the 6-foot-3 defenceman had 12 goals and 37 assists. He also played two junior seasons with the Trail Smoke Eaters in the British Columbia Hockey League and the Sioux City Musketeers in the U.S. Hockey League. DeKeyser signed an entry-level deal with the Red Wings, choosing them over several other teams, including the Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning.


● Curling: Albert mixed championship at Olds l Curling Club. ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton Southside at Red Deer Optimist, fifth game of best-offive AMHL final, 1 p.m., Arena.


● Curling: Albert mixed championship at Olds Curling Club.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The Red Deer Rebels were back on the ice Friday at the Centrium, preparing for a secondround opponent yet to be identified. The powerhouse Edmonton Oil Kings were at home to the Kootenay Ice Friday night with a 3-1 series lead and a chance to close out their WHL Eastern Conference quarter-final, which would pit the defending league champions against the Medicine Hat Tigers and set up an accompanying semifinal match between the Rebels and Calgary Hitmen.

If the Hitmen are indeed next on Red Deer’s list, the series will start Thursday at the Saddledome in Calgary. The Hitmen needed five games to oust the large and physical Swift Current Broncos in a conference quarter-final, while the Rebels swept the Prince Albert Raiders. But, despite needing just four games to move on, GM/head coach Brent Sutter’s troops had to dig deep each night out and are officially battletested. “Every game was a tough game. It was a close series that way,” Sutter said Friday afternoon. “At the end of the day you can say we won four games straight,

but it was tough, evenlymatched hockey. “The difference, I thought, was our penalty killing (the Raiders were one-for-19 with a man advantage), although we did a lot of good things. We didn’t give up much, which was huge, and we were able to score 12 goals in the series — three a game — and when you score three goals in a playoff game that should be enough to win. “Of course, Patty (netminder Patrik Bartosak) was very good when we needed him to be. Overall, we played a strong team game through the series.” The Rebels will participate in an off-ice

workout today, will take Sunday off and will then be back on the ice Monday for daily practices leading up to their next game. “The goal now is just keeping our focus, staying sharp,” said Sutter. “There’s a certain way we have to be able to play to give ourselves a chance in games. We need everybody going, we need to have a full team playing up to a level that’s expected and we need good goaltending.” There is one aspect of the Rebels game, however, that Sutter wants to improve. “One thing we need to continue to work on is our power play,” he said of the club’s two-for-15

man advantage showing versus the Raiders. “The power play got us a couple of key goals in the last series but we have to continue to improve in that area. “But for the most part it’s just about staying sharp and keeping our focus. It’s a fun time of the year to be playing and you want to play as long as you can. Right now, it looks like we’ll be playing Calgary so we have to focus on that first game against (the Hitmen).” The Rebels are nursing the normal bumps and bruises from the opening series, but are otherwise healthy.

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Blue Jackets snuff Flames THE CANADIAN PRESS Columbus 6 Calgary 4 CALGARY — Vinny Prospal had the go-ahead goal and an assist in a four-goal second period for Columbus on Friday night as the Blue Jackets went on to a 6-4 victory over the Calgary Flames. Mark Letestu, Matt Calvert, Derick Brasard, Ryan Johansen and R.J. Umberger, into an empty net, also scored for Columbus (14-14-7). Scoring for Calgary (13-16-4), which had its eight-game home winning streak snapped, was Brian McGrattan, Mikael Backlund, Dennis Wideman and Curtis Glencross with his teamleading 14th goal. Columbus scored the only goal of the first period, while shorthanded, when T.J. Brodie’s blind pass up the middle was intercepted by Letestu, who made a nice move to deposit his eighth of the season behind Miikka Kiprusoff. The Blue Jackets took advantage of several more Calgary miscues in the second period scoring four times, all at even strength, to open up a 5-3 lead. It was a big win for Columbus, who entered the night 0-2-1 on the first three stops of its fourgame road trip, as they climb to within one point of the St. Louis Blues for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Blue Jackets, who were red-hot with points in 12 straight games prior to heading out on the road, are back home Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks. The first game of the post-Jarome Iginla era in Calgary saw the Flames play a poor defensive game in which sloppy


Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Steve Mason, right, stops a shot from Calgary Flames’ Mike Cammalleri during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary on Friday. play and giveaways lead to many of the Columbus goals. The Flames all-time leading scorer was traded to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night in exchange for a 2013 firstround draft pick and U.S. college prospects Ben Hanowski and Kenneth Agostino. Nonetheless, many of the fans in the crowd, announced as a sell-out of 19,289, wore red jerseys with Iginla’s name on the back. The appreciative fans then stood up and gave a standing ovation in the first period when a stirring video tribute to Iginla was played on

the jumbotron. While the fans rose to their feet, officials didn’t immediately drop the puck as all the Flames players were banging their sticks against the boards. Tied 1-1, Columbus took the lead for good at 8:44 of the second when Umberger poked the puck past Jay Bouwmeester at the Blue Jackets’ blue-line and led a two-on-one rush that was finished off nicely by Prospal for an easy onetimer. Less than 90 seconds later on another odd-man rush, Calvert looked off Jack Johnson and shot instead, ripping a shot over Kiprusoff’s glove to

put Columbus ahead 3-1. Calgary, to their credit, kept answering back against Steve Mason and were within a goal at 4-3 when Johansen stripped the puck from Matt Stajan at centre and beat Kiprusoff on a breakaway with 1:05 left in the period. The four goals in the second came on eight shots and resulted in Kiprusoff watching the third period from the bench as coach Bob Hartley inserted Joey MacDonald for the final 20 minutes. Bouwmeester was also on the ice for all four of Columbus goals in the second. He finished a game-low

minus-4. Calgary outshot Columbus 33-25. Notes: Columbus rookie D Dalton Prout was a game-high plus-4 while also getting in a fight with McGrattan ... Stajan picked up his 200th NHL assist ... McGrattan’s goal was his first in 75 games, dating back to Oct. 16, 2009 ... Calgary D Anton Babchuk was a healthy scratch for the 23rd time this season. He’s played just two games ... Flames played their final home game before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline. Calgary has one more game before then, Monday night in Edmonton.

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VICTORIA — Brad Jacobs enters play at the world men’s curling championships a favourite, despite his limited experience against international competition. The 27-year-old from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., begins play Saturday in his first worlds and as the youngest Canadian skip at this event since Kevin Martin competed in 1991 at the age of 24. Jacobs will face Rui Liu of China in his first game. Although he has faced Rui and some others competing here previously, he has not seen many before. “The field is really new to us in a sense,” said Jacobs. “But I always say this, and we always have, and we always will say this: Your biggest opponent is your-


Team Canada skip Brad Jacobs is framed by a curling stone as he takes a shot during a training session at the World Men’s Curling in Victoria, B.C. Friday. p self. “You’re trying to curl 100 per cent every game or real close to it. If you can do that on a consistent basis, you’re going to win a lot of games. “And we are expecting every team to come

out firing against us. We’re not taking anyone lightly. We’ve done that in the past. We’re out here playing every game like we’re playing (former Brier and world champions) Glenn Howard or Kevin Martin or

Jeff Stoughton.” Jacobs’ favourite status is based more on Canadian curling tradition than his personal achievements. The world championships have been held on four previous occasions in B.C. —

most recently in 2005 at the same Save-On Memorial Centre where he will compete — and Canada has won every time. With four different skips. Ron Northcott (1966), Russ Howard (1987), Wayne Middaugh (1998) and Randy Ferbey (2005) came west and conquered. “That’s cool — interesting stat,” said Jacobs. “We threw on the (Canadian) clothes (Friday). It was amazing to throw these clothes on and be Team Canada. We’re going to try and win another (world title for Canada.) “We’re going to do our absolute best to try to win another one. Really, though, we’ll see what happens. Long week. Lots of games.”

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WHL PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND Conference Quarter-finals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Kootenay (8) (Edmonton wins series 4-1) Friday’s result Edmonton 4 Kootenay 1 Wednesday’s result Edmonton 4 Kootenay 0 Saskatoon (2) vs. Medicine Hat (7) (Medicine Hat wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Medicine Hat 3 Saskatoon 1 Calgary (3) vs. Swift Current (6) (Calgary wins series 4-1) Thursday’s result Calgary 3 Swift Current 1 Tuesday’s result Calgary 1 Swift Current 0 (OT) Red Deer (4) vs. Prince Albert (5) (Red Deer wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Red Deer 3 Prince Albert 2

Fleury Hamilton Ness Underwood Goaltenders Bartosak

WESTERN CONFERENCE Portland (1) vs. Everett (8) (Portland leads series 2-1) Wednesday’s result Portland 7 Everett 3 Saturday’s result Portland 4 Everett 1 Friday’s game Portland at Everett, 7:35 p.m. Saturday’s game Everett at Portland, 7 p.m. (Memorial Coliseum) Monday, Apr. 1 x-Portland at Everett, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 3 x-Everett at Portland, 7 p.m. (Memorial Coliseum) Kelowna (2) vs. Seattle (7) (Seattle leads series 3-1) Wednesday’s result Kelowna 4 Seattle 0 Tuesday’s result Seattle 3 Kelowna 2 (OT) Saturday’s game Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2 x-Kelowna at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 3 x-Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Kamloops (3) vs. Victoria (6) (Kamloops leads series 3-1) Thursday’s result Kamloops 5 Victoria 4 (OT) Tuesday’s result Victoria 2 Kamloops 1 Saturday’s game x-Victoria at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Monday, Apr. 1 x-Kamloops at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. (Bear Mountain Arena) Wednesday, Apr. 3 x-Victoria at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Spokane (4) vs. Tri-City (5) (Spokane leads series 2-1) Thursday’s result Spokane 4 Tri-City 3 (OT) Tuesday’s result Tri-City 5 Spokane 4 (OT) Saturday’s game Spokane at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 2 Tri-City at Spokane, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 3 x-Tri-City at Spokane, 7:05 p.m. x — If necessary. RED DEER REBELS PLAYOFF SCORING Elson Dieno Maxwell Dumba Gaudet Thiel Johnson Millette Bleackley Volek Bartosak Bellerive DePape Doetzel Fafard

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d — division leader. Note: division leaders are ranked in the top three positions regardless of point total; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OL (other loss) column. Friday’s results Columbus 6 Calgary 4 Anaheim 2 Chicago 1 Dallas 5 Minnesota 3 Tampa Bay 5 New Jersey 4 (SO) Today’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Nashville at Colorado, 1 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 1 p.m. Washington at Buffalo, 5 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, 5 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Chicago at Detroit, 10:30 a.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 4 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 4 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY’S SUMMARIES Lightning 5, Devils 4 (SO) First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Aulie TB (interference) 3:01, Kostopoulos NJ (fighting), Fayne NJ (tripping), Gudas TB (fighting) 12:06. Second Period 1. New Jersey, Loktionov 7 (D’Agostini, Greene) 5:50 2. New Jersey, Kostopoulos 1 (penalty shot) 6:41 3. Tampa Bay, Stamkos 24 (St. Louis, Aulie) 8:00 4. Tampa Bay, Thompson 7 (Panik, Gudas) 10:26 5. New Jersey, Greene 3 (D’Agostini, Zidlicky) 13:58 (pp) Penalties — Aulie TB (high-sticking) 12:38, Brewer TB (hooking) 14:19, Stamkos TB (interference) 16:53. Third Period 6. New Jersey, Carter 4, 2:39 (sh) 7. Tampa Bay, Stamkos 25 (Killorn) 7:11 8. Tampa Bay, Killorn 5 (Stamkos, Carle) 19:44 Penalties — Salvador NJ (tripping) 1:52, Gudas TB

(goaltender interference) 8:20. Overtime No Scoring Penalty — D’Agostini NJ (holding) 1:34. Shootout Tampa Bay wins 2-0 New Jersey (0) — Zajac, miss; Elias, miss. Tampa Bay (2) — Purcell, goal; Hedman, goal. Shots on goal by New Jersey 7 10 7 1 — 25 Tampa Bay 5 8 9 3 — 25 Goal — New Jersey: Brodeur (SOL,10-2-5); Tampa Bay: Garon (W,5-8-0). Ducks 2, Blackhawks 1 First Period No Scoring. Penalty — Hjalmarsson Chi (interference) 16:55. Second Period 1. Anaheim, Perry 11 (Ryan, Beauchemin) 1:15 Penalties — Perry Ana (hooking) 6:01, Sbisa Ana (interference) 12:32. Third Period 2. Chicago, Kane 18 (Keith, Kruger) 2:26 (pp) 3. Anaheim, Souray 7 (Getzlaf, Beauchemin) 17:52 Penalties — Souray Ana (delay of game) 1:01, Beauchemin Ana (slashing) 19:56. Shots on goal by Anaheim 9 8 7 — 24 Chicago 9 10 7 — 26 Goal — Anaheim: Hiller (W,12-4-3); Chicago: Emery (L,12-1-0). Wild 3 at Stars 5 First Period 1. Dallas, Whitney 6 (Ja.Benn) 4:14 (pp) 2. Dallas, Vincour 2 (Smith, Rome) 7:31 3. Minnesota, Setoguchi 12 (Cullen) 18:48 Penalties — Koivu Min (hooking) 3:52, Clutterbuck Min (roughing) 11:45. Second Period 4. Minnesota, Spurgeon 5 (Brodziak, Koivu) 15:16 (pp) Penalty — Dillon Dal (roughing) 14:44. Third Period 5. Dallas, Cole 6 (Larsen, Eakin) 1:02 6. Dallas, Ja.Benn 7 (Whitney, Jagr) 2:10 (pp) 7. Dallas, Eakin 6 (Roy, Daley) 12:40 (pp) 8. Minnesota, Mitchell 4 (Heatley, Clutterbuck) 19:00 Penalties — Koivu Min (hooking), Suter Min (crosschecking) 2:00, Rome Dal (tripping) 4:32, Parise Min (slashing) 11:12, Konopka Min (roughing, double minor-misconduct), Smith Dal (roughing) 13:23, Eakin Dal (cross-checking) 13:50, Falk Min (fighting, major), Nystrom Dal (fighting, major) 14:49, Rome Dal (roughing) 16:17. Shots on goal by Minnesota 7 12 14 — 33 Dallas 17 11 5 — 33 Goal (shots-saves) — Minnesota: Hackett (L,0-10); Dallas: Lehtonen (W,13-8-2)(33-30), Bachman (2:00 third)(0-0),. Blue Jackets 6, Flames 4 First Period 1. Columbus, Letestu 8, 10:20 (sh) Penalties — Collins Clb (goaltender interference) 10:08, Prout Clb, Jackman Cal (fighting) 17:28, Giordano Cal (hooking) 17:46. Second Period 2. Calgary, McGrattan 1 (Cammalleri) 2:54 3. Columbus, Prospal 10 (Umberger, Nikitin) 8:44 4. Columbus, Calvert 6 (Atkinson, Anisimov) 10:12 5. Calgary, Backlund 5 (Giordano, Wideman) 11:09 6. Columbus, Brassard 6 (Letestu, Prospal) 16:19 7. Calgary, Wideman 4 (Hudler, Cervenka) 17:48 (pp) 8. Columbus, Johansen 2, 18:55 Penalties — Boll Clb (goaltender interference) 13:37, Johansen Col (hooking) 17:08. Third Period 9. Calgary, Glencross 14 (Stajan) 14:20 10. Columbus, Umberger 7 (Anisimov, Wisniewski) 19:24 (en) Penalty — Letestu Clb (tripping) 4:01. Shots on goal by Columbus 12 8 5 — 25 Calgary 11 11 11 — 33 Goal — Columbus: Mason (W,3-6-1); Calgary: Kiprusoff (L,6-9-2).

Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with RHP Freddy Garcia on a minor league contract. Reassigned OF Chris Dickerson to their minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Traded C Brian Jeroloman to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. DETROIT TIGERS—Agreed to terms with Justin Verlander on a seven-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Announced C Brett Hayes cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Omaha (PCL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed RHP Tim Wood on the 15-day DL, retroactive March 24. Reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to their minor league camp. NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned OF Melky Mesa to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Assigned RHP Sam Demel outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Announced RHP Danny Otero was claimed off waivers by Oakland. Agreed to terms with INF David Adams on a minor league contract. Designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment. Selected the contracts of INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Reassigned RHP Jim Miller, RHP Preston Claiborne, RHP Branden Pinder, LHP Juan Cedeno, LHP Vidal Nuno, LHP Josh Spence, C Bobby Wilson, INF Dan Johnson, INF Jose Pirela, INF Gil Velazquez and OF Thomas Neal to their minor league camp. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Claimed RHP Josh Stinson off waivers from Milwaukee and optioned him to Midland (Texas). Designated for assignment INF Daric Barton and LHP Travis Blackley. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from Minnesota and optioned him to Buffalo (IL). Claimed 1B Clint Robinson off waivers from the Pittsburgh and optioned him to New Hampshire (EL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Assigned Guillermo Moscoso outright to AZL Cubs. COLORADO ROCKIES—Selected the contracts of C Yorvit Torrealba and RHP Chris Volstad from Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Will Harris and C Ramon Hernandez for assignment. Optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Colorado Springs. MIAMI MARLINS—Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Selected to the contracts of

RHP LaTroy Hawkins, OF Marlon Byrd, LHP Scott Rice, RHP Scott Atichson from Las Vegas (PCL). Assigned LHP Darin Gorski and INF Reese Havens outright to Las Vegas. Optioned LHP Rob Carson to Las Vegas. Reassigned C Landon Powell and INF Omar Quintanilla to Las Vegas. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Jason Motte on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 22. Optioned RHP Maikel Cleto and OF Adron Chambers to the Memphis (PCL). Reassigned C Rob Johnson, INF Greg Garcia and OF Oscar Taveras to their minor league camp. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Agreed to terms with C Buster Posey on a nine-year contract. Traded RHP Scott Proctor to Baltimore for cash considerations. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed RHP Jason Mitchell. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Released RHP Albert Ayala. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Signed INF Yasel Gomez. Acquired RHP Dustin Williams from Windy City for a player to be named. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed RHP Matt Daly. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS—Traded INF Juan Martinez to Camden for a player to be named. ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Signed RHP Sean Gregory. Acquired RHP Jim Schult from Joliet for a player to be named. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed RHP Bryce Morrow to a contract extension. GATEWAY GRIZZLES—Signed RHP Tucker Jensen. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS—Re-signed F Malcolm Thomas to a second 10-day contract. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Signed G Maalik Wayns for the remainder of the season. FOOTBALL National Football League CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with G Matt Slauson on a one-year contract. Re-signed QB Josh McCown to a one-year contract. DALLAS COWBOYS—Agreed to terms with QB on a six-year contract extension. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Re-signed TE Fred Davis. HOCKEY

National Hockey League BOSTON RED SOX—Assigned D Torey Krug to Providence (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Agreed to terms with D Dan DeKeyser on a two-year contract. Assigned D Carlo Colaiacovo to Grand Rapids (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS—Returned D Mike Caruso and D Colby Robak to San Antonio (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Recalled D Nathan Beaulieu from Norfolk (AHL). Assigned F Gabriel Dumont and D Jarred Tinordi to Norfolk. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Craig Smith from Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Activated LW Alexei Ponikarovsky from injured reserve. NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with D Conor Allen. PHOENIX COYOTES—Acquired F Tobias Rieder from Edmonton for F Kale Kessy. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Assigned G Thomas Greiss Worcester (AHL). American Hockey League AHL—Suspedned Grand Rapids C Louis-Marc Aubry one game for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 28 game at San Antonio. ALBANY DEVILS—Signed LW Reid Boucher to an amateur tryout agreement. HAMILTON BULLDOGS—Signed G Jacob Gervais-Chouinard to an amateur tryout contract. MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS—Signed F Brad Winchester to another professional tryout contract. NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed LW Kyle Bonis and C Charlie Sarault to amateur tryout contracts. PROVIDENCE BRUINS—Signed D Chris Casto to an amateur tryout agreement. WORCESTER SHARKS—Signed F Dane Walters to an amateur tryout agreement. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW YORK RED BULLS—Waived F Josue Martinez. North American Soccer League SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS FC—Signed D Daniel Medina. COLLEGE OKLAHOMA CITY—Named Kelly Perry assistant athletic director for compliance. RUTGERS—Announced sophomore F Malick Kone plans to transfer. SAN JOSE STATE—Named Dave Wojcik men’s basketball coach.

Curling 2013 WORLD MEN’S CURLING CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORIA — Standings and schedule at the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship, Mar. 30-April 7 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre: Round Robin Country (skip) W L Canada (Jacobs) 0 0 China (Rui) 0 0 Czech Republic (Snitil) 0 0 Denmark (Stjerne) 0 0 Finland (Kauste) 0 0 Japan (Morozumi) 0 0 Norway (Ulsrud) 0 0 Russia (Drozdov) 0 0 Scotland (Murdoch) 0 0 Sweden (Edin) 0 0 Switzerland (Michel) 0 0 U.S. (Clark) 0 0 Saturday’s games First Draw, 3 p.m. Canada vs. China; Sweden vs. Finland; Czech Republic vs. Norway; Switzerland vs. Russia. Second Draw, 8 p.m. Scotland vs. Japan; China vs. Czech Republic; Russia vs. Sweden; Denmark vs. U.S. Sunday’s games Third Draw, 10 a.m. Norway vs. Switzerland; Canada vs. Finland. Fourth Draw, 3 p.m. Russia vs. Czech Republic; U.S. vs. Japan; Scotland vs. Denmark; Sweden vs. China. Fifth Draw, 6 p.m. Finland vs. Denmark; Scotland vs. Canada; U.S. vs. Switzerland; Norway vs. Japan. Monday, April 1 Sixth Draw, 10 a.m. Sweden vs. U.S.; Denmark vs. Russia; Japan vs. China; Scotland vs. Czech Republic. Seventh Draw, 3 p.m. China vs. Russia; Finland vs. Norway; Sweden vs.

Czech Republic; Canada vs. Switzerland. Eighth Draw, 8 p.m. Denmark vs. Norway; Canada vs. U.S.; Switzerland vs. Scotland; Japan vs. Finland. Tuesday, April 2 Ninth Draw, 10 a.m. Czech Republic vs. Canada; Sweden vs. Switzerland; Finland vs. Russia; China vs. Norway. Draw 10, 3 p.m. Japan vs. Sweden; Russia vs. Scotland; China vs. U.S.; Czech Republic vs. Denmark. Draw 11, 8 p.m. Finland vs. Switzerland; Japan vs. Denmark; Norway vs. Canada; U.S. vs. Scotland. Wednesday, April 3 Draw 12, 9:30 a.m. Norway vs. Scotland; U.S. vs. Finland; Denmark vs. Switzerland; Japan vs. Canada. Draw 13, 2:30 p.m. Canada vs. Russia; Switzerland vs. China; Czech Republic vs. Finland; Norway vs. Sweden. Draw 14, 8 p.m. U.S. vs. Czech Republic; Scotland vs. Sweden; Russia vs. Japan; Denmark vs. China. Thursday, April 4 Draw 15, 10 a.m. Sweden vs. Denmark; Czech Republic vs. Japan; Scotland vs. China; Russia vs. U.S. Draw 16, 3 p.m. Switzerland vs. Japan; Denmark vs. Canada; U.S. vs. Norway; Finland vs. Scotland. Draw 17, 8 p.m. China vs. Finland; Norway vs. Russia; Canada vs. Sweden; Switzerland vs. Czech Republic. TEAM ROSTERS Rosters for the 2013 men’s world curling championship, March 30-April 7 in Victoria: In order of Skip; Third; Second; Lead; Fifth; Coach. Team Canada

Brad Jacobs; Ryan Fry; E.J. Harnden; Ryan Harnden; Matt Dumontelle; Tom Coulterman. China Rui Liu; Xiaoming Xu; Dexin Ba; Jialiang Zang; Dejia Zou; Hongchen Li. Czech Republic Jiri Snitil; Martin Snitil; Jindrich Kitzberger; Marek Vydra; Jakub Bares; Daniel Rafael. Denmark Rasmus Stjerne; Johnny Frederiksen; Mikkel Adrup Poulsen; Troels Harry; Lars Vilandt; James Dryburgh. Finland Aku Kauste; Jani Sullanmaa; Pauli Jddmies; Janne Pitks; Leo Mdkeld; Oona Kauste. Japan Yusuke Morozumi; Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi; Tetsuro Shimizu; Kosuke Morozumi; Yoshiro Shimizu; Hatomi Nagaoka. Norway Thomas Ulsrud; Torger Nergerd; Christoffer Svae; Hevard Vad Petersson; Thomas Lxvold; Ole Ingvaldsen. Russia Andrey Drozdov; Alexey Stukalskiy; Alexey Tselousov; Petr Dron; Anton Kalalb; Vasiliy Gudin. Scotland David Murdoch; Thomas Brewster; Scott Andrews; Michael Goodfellow; Greg Drummond; Soren Gran. Sweden Niklas Edin; Sebastian Kraupp; Fredrik Lindberg; Viktor Kjdll; Oskar Eriksson; Eva Lund. Switzerland Sven Michel; Claudio Pdtz; Sandro Trolliet; Simon Gempeler; Benoit Schwarz; Robert Hurlimann. U.S. Brady Clark; Sean Beighton; Darren Lehto; Philip Tilker; Greg Persinger; Ken Trask.

Bowling Heritage Lanes Results March 24-30 Monday Club 55+: Lorne Fowler, 258 high single; Fowler, 681 high triple. Monday Mixed: Mathieu Desjardins, 272; Ken Bement, 663. Tuesday Mixed: Greg Gigliuk, 328; Gigliuk, 825.

Wednesday Club 55+: Syd Ellis, 249; Neil Garbutt, 611. Wednesday Mixed: Blair Hamilton, 360; Hamilton, 758. Thursday Morning Ladies: Chris Palm, 238; Palm, 592.

Special Olympics Mixed: Matt Mundorff, 196; Mundorff, 351. Thursday Mixed: Bonnie Clermont, 310; Clermont, 827.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct x-New York 45 26 .634 x-Brooklyn 42 30 .583 Boston 38 34 .528 Philadelphia 29 43 .403 Toronto 27 45 .375

Pacific Division GB — 3.5 7.5 16.5 18.5

W 57 40 26 19 17

L 15 33 46 54 55

Pct .792 .548 .361 .260 .236

GB — 17.5 31 38.5 40

W 46 39 35 24 22

L 27 31 36 49 49

Pct .630 .557 .493 .329 .310

GB — 5.5 10 22 23

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L x-San Antonio 55 17 x-Memphis 48 24 Houston 39 33 Dallas 35 37 New Orleans 25 48

Pct .764 .667 .542 .486 .342

GB — 7 16 20 30.5

Pct .726 .676 .500 .465 .366

GB — 3.5 16.5 19 26

Central Division x-Indiana x-Chicago Milwaukee Detroit Cleveland

Northwest Division x-Oklahoma City x-Denver Utah Portland Minnesota

W 49 41 37 27 23

L 24 32 36 46 50

Pct .671 .562 .507 .370 .315

GB — 8 12 22 26

x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference

Southeast Division z-Miami x-Atlanta Washington Orlando Charlotte

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

W 53 50 36 33 26

L 20 24 36 38 45

Friday’s Games Orlando 97, Washington 92 Boston 118, Atlanta 107 New York 111, Charlotte 102 Philadelphia 97, Cleveland 87 Toronto 99, Detroit 82 Memphis 103, Houston 94 Minnesota 101, Oklahoma City 93 Miami 108, New Orleans 89 San Antonio 104, L.A. Clippers 102 Denver 109, Brooklyn 87 Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Chicago at Dallas, 12 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 6 p.m. Memphis at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Milwaukee, 6:30 p.m. Brooklyn at Utah, 7 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at New Orleans, 4 p.m. Toronto at Washington, 4 p.m. Detroit at Chicago, 5 p.m. Miami at San Antonio, 5 p.m. Boston at New York, 5:30 p.m.

Golf HOUSTON OPEN At Redstone Golf Club, Tournament Course Humble, Texas Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72 Second Round Steve Wheatcroft 67-67 — 134 Jason Kokrak 66-69 — 135 D.A. Points 64-71 — 135 Brian Davis 67-70 — 137 Stewart Cink 71-66 — 137 Bill Haas 68-70 — 138 Angel Cabrera 66-72 — 138 Cameron Tringale 65-73 — 138 John Rollins 65-74 — 139 Scott Stallings 70-69 — 139 Dustin Johnson 69-70 — 139 Henrik Stenson 69-70 — 139 Ben Crane 69-70 — 139 Brendon de Jonge 71-68 — 139 Charley Hoffman 68-71 — 139 Jimmy Walker 68-71 — 139 Boo Weekley 70-69 — 139 Kevin Chappell 70-70 — 140 Keegan Bradley 70-70 — 140 Hunter Haas 69-71 — 140 Bob Estes 71-69 — 140 Billy Horschel 68-72 — 140 John Merrick 68-72 — 140 Lee Westwood 68-72 — 140 Scott Verplank 72-68 — 140 Jeff Overton 67-73 — 140 Josh Teater 74-67 — 141 Steve Stricker 73-68 — 141 Wes Short, Jr. 71-70 — 141 Greg Owen 68-73 — 141 Ricky Barnes 73-68 — 141 Robert Streb 70-71 — 141 Matt Jones 68-73 — 141 Charles Howell III 69-72 — 141 Chris Kirk 71-70 — 141 Aaron Baddeley 70-71 — 141 Brendan Steele 70-71 — 141 Nick Watney 71-71 — 142 Gary Woodland 72-70 — 142 Troy Matteson 71-71 — 142 Graham DeLaet 71-71 — 142 Jordan Spieth 72-70 — 142 Ross Fisher 73-69 — 142 Doug LaBelle II 71-71 — 142 Henrik Norlander 74-68 — 142 Kelly Kraft 70-72 — 142 David Lynn 72-70 — 142 Brandt Jobe 69-73 — 142 Russell Henley 72-70 — 142 Louis Oosthuizen 70-72 — 142 Tim Herron 69-73 — 142 Chez Reavie 72-70 — 142 Bud Cauley 68-74 — 142 Pat Perez 72-71 — 143 Chad Campbell 72-71 — 143 James Hahn 74-69 — 143 Kevin Stadler 70-73 — 143 Carl Pettersson 74-69 — 143 Rory McIlroy 73-70 — 143 Jerry Kelly 71-72 — 143 Chris Stroud 71-72 — 143 Cameron Percy 73-70 — 143 Harris English 69-74 — 143 Phil Mickelson 72-71 — 143 Justin Leonard 71-72 — 143 Charlie Beljan 71-72 — 143 Nicholas Thompson 70-73 — 143 George Coetzee 72-71 — 143 Daniel Summerhays 72-71 — 143 D.H. Lee 72-71 — 143 Steven Bowditch 73-70 — 143 Jin Park 69-74 — 143 Failed to qualify Scott Brown



Stuart Appleby 144Seung-YulNoh John Mallinger Martin Laird Ryan Palmer Martin Flores Brandt Snedeker Michael Bradley Branden Grace Richard H. Lee Randy Lowry Justin Hicks Hank Kuehne Hunter Mahan Kyle Stanley Ben Curtis Scott Langley David Hearn Jason Bohn Sang-Moon Bae Bryce Molder Lee Williams Tag Ridings James Driscoll Brian Harman Michael Thompson Arron Oberholser Retief Goosen Jonas Blixt Shane Lowry Brad Fritsch Robert Allenby Troy Kelly Colt Knost Greg Chalmers Fabian Gomez Eric Meierdierks Paul Haley II Joe Ogilvie David Lingmerth John Huh John Senden Joey Snyder III Brian Stuard Trevor Immelman Ryo Ishikawa Roberto Castro Peter Tomasulo Luke List George McNeill Patrick Reed Ben Kohles Michael Putnam Jeff Maggert Mark O’Meara William McGirt Marc Leishman Bo Van Pelt J.J. Henry Ken Duke Will Claxton Alistair Presnell Andres Romero Luke Guthrie Justin Bolli Jonathan Byrd Scott Gardiner Tom Gillis Shawn Stefani Geoff Ogilvy David Mathis Bobby Gates Lucas Glover Johnson Wagner Jim Herman Tommy Gainey Matt Every Matt Dobyns Paul Casey Clayton Wonnell Sean O’Hair

73-71 72-72 72-72 75-69 74-71 73-72 74-71 73-72 75-70 72-73 71-74 71-74 73-72 74-71 72-73 72-73 71-74 75-70 71-75 74-72 75-71 73-73 70-76 74-72 73-73 72-74 71-75 73-73 71-75 71-75 73-73 76-71 73-74 71-76 74-73 74-73 78-69 78-69 70-77 69-78 75-72 72-75 74-73 74-75 72-77 77-72 79-70 82-67 77-72 74-75 72-77 76-73 75-74 80-70 78-72 72-78 75-75 72-78 78-72 70-80 75-75 73-77 77-74 77-74 74-77 72-79 77-74 81-71 79-73 73-79 73-79 78-75 75-79 79-76 80-75 77-79 79-77 78-78 78-79 81-82 76

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144 144 144 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 145 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 146 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 147 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 149 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 151 151 151 151 151 152 152 152 152 153 154 155 155 156 156 156 157 163 WD

Baseball Kansas City Baltimore Seattle Detroit Oakland Minnesota Chicago Cleveland Boston Tampa Bay Texas Toronto Houston New York Los Angeles

SPRING TRAINING AMERICAN LEAGUE W L 25 7 18 9 21 11 19 14 16 12 17 15 13 13 16 16 16 17 15 17 15 17 15 17 14 16 14 18 9 19

Pct .781 .667 .656 .576 .571 .531 .500 .500 .485 .469 .469 .469 .467 .438 .321

Atlanta Colorado New York San Francisco Arizona St. Louis Philadelphia Chicago San Diego Miami Washington Pittsburgh Milwaukee Los Angeles Cincinnati

NATIONAL LEAGUE W L 20 15 16 14 15 14 15 14 16 15 16 15 16 16 16 18 16 18 13 16 14 18 13 18 12 17 12 19 11 19

Pct .571 .533 .517 .517 .516 .516 .500 .471 .471 .448 .438 .419 .414 .387 .367

NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. Friday’s Games N.Y. Mets 7, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 8, Boston 3 Detroit 8, Tampa Bay 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Washington 2 Kansas City 5, Cleveland 1 Toronto 1, Philadelphia 0 Chicago Cubs at Houston, 8:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 7:40 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Today’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 10:05 a.m. Toronto at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Detroit at Tampa Bay, 11:10 a.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 11:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 12:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at San Antonio, Texas, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 1:00 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado at Salt Lake City, Utah, 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati (ss) vs. Arizona at Scottsdale, Ariz., 1:40 p.m. San Francisco at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.

Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts Montreal 4 0 0 12 Columbus 2 1 1 7 Houston 2 1 0 6 Philadelphia 2 1 0 6 Sporting K.C. 1 1 2 5 D.C. 1 2 1 4 New England 1 1 1 4 Toronto FC 1 2 0 3 New York 0 2 2 2 Chicago 0 3 1 1

GF GA 6 2 7 4 6 4 4 4 4 3 2 4 1 1 3 4 4 6 1 9

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA 3 1 0 9 7 5 2 1 1 7 8 6

FC Dallas Chivas USA

Los Angeles 2 0 1 7 6 San Jose 2 1 1 7 4 Vancouver 2 1 0 6 4 Real Salt Lake 1 2 1 4 3 Portland 0 1 2 2 5 Colorado 0 3 1 1 2 Seattle 0 2 1 1 1 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

1 4 3 4 6 5 3

Today’s Games Los Angeles at Toronto FC, noon Philadelphia at New York, 1:30 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 2 p.m. Portland at Colorado, 4 p.m. Montreal at Sporting Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Chivas USA, 8:30 p.m.

Lacrosse GP x-Toronto 12 Philadelphia 10 Buffalo 12 Rochester 10

NLL East Division W L Pct. 8 4 .667 5 5 .500 5 7 .417 4 6 .400

GF 149 105 129 109

GA 134 124 152 103

GB — 2 3 3

GP x-Edmonton 13 x-Calgary 12 Washington 12

West Division W L Pct. 8 5 .615 7 5 .583 7 5 .583

GF 171 172 143

GA 139 162 140

GB — 1/2 1/2

Minnesota 11 4 7 .364 134 Colorado 12 4 8 .333 138 x — clinched playoff berth. Week 13 Friday’s games Toronto 18 Buffalo 11 Minnesota 20 Philadelphia 11 Today’s Games Toronto at Rochester, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, 7 p.m. Calgary at Washington, 8 p.m.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, March 30, 2013 B5


PITTSBURGH — Dan Bylsma’s trendy eyeglasses and perfectly tailored suits are part of his understated professional look. Over the next month, the Pittsburgh Penguins coach might want to consider trading them in for a pair of scientist goggles and a white lab coat as he tries to figure out how to mix together the right elements to lead the franchise to its fourth Stanley Cup. And make no mistake, anything short of a parade in late June through the “City of Champions” will be considered a disappointment after general manager Ray Shero pulled off his own personal hat trick earlier this week. Over the span of four days the Penguins acquired forwards Jarome Iginla and Brenden Morrow along with defenceman Doug Murray without touching the roster that has now ripped off 14 straight victories and counting. Now Bylsma has to find a way to upgrade something that hardly looks like

it needs one. During a press conference hours after landing Iginla, a six-time AllStar, Bylsma used the word “chemistry” more than 10 times while trying to describe ways to create the elusive ingredient required to make a deep playoff run. “There’s a clear message, a clear focus of bringing that (team) together,” Bylsma said. Pittsburgh is hardly the first team to make major roster changes before the trade deadline. Hockey history is littered with franchises that went “all in” to capture a title. The 1994 New York Rangers brought in Cup-savvy veterans Stephane Matteau, Glenn Anderson, Brian Noonan and Craig MacTavish late in the season, one that ended with the Rangers winning it all for the first time in 54 years. It helped that the hierarchy in the dressing room was already well established. Captain Mark Messier ran the show and everyone else fell in line. Though Pittsburgh superstar Sidney

Crosby and reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin go about their business for the Penguins a little differently than the outspoken Messier, that doesn’t mean there’s any question about who the team turns to when it matters. Winnipeg Jets coach Claude Noel got an up-close look during Pittsburgh’s 4-0 romp on Thursday night, a victory that pulled the Penguins within three games of the NHL record for consecutive wins. Crosby collected two assists — including a ridiculous no-look backhand feed to Chris Kuntiz for the game’s first goal — and Malkin scored in his return after missing nine games with an upper-body injury. “They’re playing with a lot of will and you can see who drives that team,” Noel said. “When that happens you watch that team go.” Noel, however, was quick to add the Penguins “can be beaten” even though it’s been more than a month since anyone has been able to do it for a full three periods. Pittsburgh’s biggest enemy — other than the pressure that comes with be-

Wheatcroft takes lead into weekend BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HUMBLE, Texas — Steve Wheatcroft hates going to Monday qualifiers. He was reminded Friday why they can be worth it. Wheatcroft, who narrowly qualified for the Houston Open at the start of the week, ran off three straight birdies early in his round and kept bogeys off his card for a second straight 5-under 67. That gave him a one-shot lead over D.A. Points and Jason Kokrak going into the weekend at Redstone Golf Club. Rory McIlroy also will be around for two more days, but just barely. In only his 10th full round of the year, McIlroy walked onto the seventh green — his 16th hole of the day — and saw that he was tied for 77th. He twoputted from 85 feet on the fringe for birdie on his next hole, and then safely found the green at the par-3 ninth for a 70. By the end of the day, McIlroy made the cut on the number. “It a weekend where I can have a couple more rounds and try and get confidence in what I’m doing,” McIlroy. His big surprise came later. McIlroy, feeling as though he needs more rounds to get ready for the Masters, decided to enter the Texas Open next week. Phil Mickelson also made the cut on the number after a bogey on the last hole for a 71. Mickelson, who has played the Masters with two drivers in the bag, decided to play Redstone on Friday with two 3-woods in the bag, though one of them is so strong it acts like a driver. “If I can play like I did the back nine, I’m going to give myself a lot of birdie chances,” Mickelson said. Wheatcroft can’t bank on anything. Not only does he have no status on the PGA Tour, he has only conditional status in the minor leagues. After missing out on a Tour event last week in Louisiana, he figured he might as well enter the Houston Open qualifier Monday. “Monday qualifiers are terrible. They’re just not fun, plain and simple,” Wheatcroft said. “I was on the PGA Tour in ’07, played terribly. I had no status. So I had to be back to Monday qualifiers and pre-qualifiers the next year. I hate them.” Wheatcroft had some good sessions with swing coach Matt Killen, felt his game was getting better in the last


REBELS: Ended it as soon as possible “That’s why the push was made in Game 4 (Wednesday’s 3-2 win at Prince Albert). You get yourself into a fifth game and all of a sudden you can sustain a tough injury, something that becomes a factor the rest of the way,” said Sutter. “You want to end it as soon as possible because you don’t want something to happen to you that can have a negative impact moving on.” ● Kamloops Blazers overage forward Kale Kessy was acquired by the Edmonton Oilers from the Phoenix Coyotes Friday in return for forward Tobias Rieder. Rieder, from Germany, had 27 goals and 29 assists in 52 games this season for the Kitchener Rangers in the Ontario Hockey League. Kessy had 12 goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season for Kamloops.

CURLING: Jacobs has best odds Canada has also won the last three world titles. As if the history is not enough, sports betting website Bodog. ca gives Jacobs as the best odds (seven to four) of winning. “Normally, we’re never favoured — ever,” said Jacobs after practice Friday. “This is probably our first time that we’ve ever been pegged as the favourite, I’ll tell ya that. But you know what? We really don’t think about any of that stuff.

ing anointed the Stanley Cup favourite — may be itself. Crosby knows for every 1994 New York Rangers there’s a team that loaded up and nothing happened. The Washington Capitals were sailing to the Presidents’ Trophy three years ago when they added four players — namely defencemen Joe Corvo and Milan Jurcina — and were bounced in the first round by Montreal. The St. Louis Blues sent three players and two draft picks to the Los Angeles Kings in 1996 for Wayne Gretzky. The Great One helped the Blues to the playoffs, but they lost to Detroit in the Western Conference semifinals and Gretzky was out the door for New York less than two months later. Crosby, who considers himself a bit of a hockey historian, is well aware of the pitfalls that lay ahead. “I think everyone knows there are a ton of teams that have been (considered the favourite) that haven’t panned out,” Crosby said. “That’s not a team that we want to be.”


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Rory McIlroy hits a shot out of a bunker during the first round of the Houston Open golf tournament, Thursday. month, and figured it was all about timing. He made it by one shot into the field, and he’s playing well against a strong field at Redstone. He was at 10-under 134, the first time he has ever been atop the leaderboard on the PGA Tour. The tournament is only halfway over, and Wheatcroft has been around long enough to not look too far ahead. Even so, this has Cinderella ramifications. Wheatcroft can become the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour since Arjun Atwal at the Wyndham Championship in August 2010. A win would put him into the Masters for the first time, and perhaps more importantly, give him a two-year exemption. A pair of 67s has given him confidence. A career bouncing around tours has given him perspective that it can all change. “If I can be on top of the leaderboard at this point, I know I can keep playing well,” he said. “There’s no reason to think I can’t. I’ve never won on the PGA Tour. I’ve won on the Web. com Tour — I’ve won by 12. I know I can keep going forward. Who knows? I could shoot 61 tomorrow. I could shoot 81 tomorrow. I really don’t know. I’m not going to sit here and think about it

too much. I’m going to think about the first tee ball and we’ll go from there.” Points had a 71 with 17 pars and one birdie. He didn’t make anything on the greens, which he attributed to his putting stroke and firm, afternoon greens instead of the old putter he once borrowed from his mother. “I made everything yesterday and made nothing today,” Points said. “To be one shot back and be right in the mix is huge.” Kokrak at a 69 and will play in the final group with Wheatcroft, whom he knows well. “I’m happy for him,” Kokrak said. “I’m happy he’s doing well. Hopefully, I can go out there and overtake the lead. Hopefully, I overtake him late Sunday.” Stewart Cink, winless since the British Open in 2009, showed more signs of getting his game on track. Cink contended in the Humana Challenge on late Sunday afternoon, and feels as if he’s getting closer. He had a 66 and was tied for fourth with Brian Davis (70). Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera, the Argentine who has a home at Redstone, had a 72 and was four shots behind, along with Bill Haas (70) and Cameron Tringale (73).

“We really don’t care about any of that stuff.” The talented field includes twotime world champion David Murdoch of Scotland; Sweden’s Niklas Edin, considered one of the world’s top young stars; and Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud. All have world championship and Olympic experience. Jiri Snitil of the Czech Republic, Denmark’s Rasmus Stjerne, Finland’s Aku Kauste, Japan’s Yusuke Morozumi, Russia’s Andrey Drozdov, Switzerland’s Sven Michel and Brady Clark of the U.S. round out the field. “A few new countries — Russia, for example — and it’s good to see Finland back in it (after being relegated to the B pool in recent years and regaining entry to the A pool),” said Canadian team leader Rick Lang. “The countries change, but a lot of the names and faces have stayed the same — and obviously strong, based on recent performances by European teams playing in Canada, winning our major cashspiels and beating our top teams. “There’s no one here to take lightly — that’s for sure.” Lang said Norway, Sweden and Finland are “sure favourites” but three or four others could be among the four playoff qualifiers. “It’s hard to know what the (Canadian team’s) response will be to this,” said Lang. “(The Jacobs rink) have played a lot of the international teams, and they’ve travelled internationally to play, and they’ve played in four Briers, most of our team. “So they’re experienced in the big arena, did the spotlight, but have not been under the spotlight like they are here. Team Canada will be a new experience for them.” Liu will try to beat Jacobs with help from Canadian co-coach Lorne Hamblin of Morris, Man. The Chinese skip won a cashspiel in Grande Prairie, Alta., this season and has prepared for the worlds by competing in Canada as

well as New Zealand and Scotland. “To get competition, they’ve gotta be in North America,” said Hamblin, who is in his second season coaching the Chinese team. Liu’s rink scouted Jacobs during the Brier and spent last week training in Richmond, B.C. “We’ve watched them all through the Brier — great young team,” said Hamblin. “So I know them all.” While observers might not know what to expect from Team Canada, Hamblin is glad to see the Jacobs four-

NEW YORK — After leading their teams to last year’s World Series, Justin Verlander and Buster Posey cashed in just hours apart Friday. The All-Star pitcher and MVP catcher were guaranteed nearly $350 million in contracts by the Tigers and Giants, a sure sign of the baseball times: Teams are awash with revenue from television and high-priced tickets. Verlander, an AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner for Detroit, agreed to a $180 million, seven-year deal with the Tigers that is the richest for a pitcher and prevents him from becoming a free agent after the 2014 season. Posey, the batting champion who led San Francisco to a pair of World Series titles in the last three years, received $167 million, nine-year deal from the Giants. The catcher could not have gone on the market until after the 2016 season. “Contracts like that that you’re seeing are a product of really strong revenue growth in the industry,” said Rob Manfred, Major League Baseball’s executive vice-president of economics and league affairs. And the spending might not be done yet. Clayton Kershaw, who can go free after the 2014 season, could get a new deal from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2011 NL Cy Young winner said he won’t talk contract during the season; the Dodgers would want to hold off announcing any agreement until after opening day so that it would not add to their 2013 luxury tax bill. Where is all the money coming from? Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig expects revenue to top $8 billion for the first time this year. “It’s quite a story when you think back in 1992 it was $1.2 billion,” he said this week. “We’ve come a long way. It’s a manifestation of how popular this sport is in every way.” some, which includes third Ryan Fry and the front end brother act of E.J. Harnden (second) and Ryn Harnden (lead), going for world gold. All but Fry, 34, are in their 20s. “It’s a younger generation, and that really excites me,” said Hamblin. “Watching Rachel Homan win on the (women’s) side, for the development of curling, it’s great. No disrespect to the Howards and the (Jennifer) Joneses, but it’s good for curling.”


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Cowboys, Romo ink contract extension BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — Tony Romo has a chance to start for the Dallas Cowboys longer than Roger Staubach or Troy Aikman. The question is whether he will ever match their Super Bowl pedigrees. Romo signed a six-year contract extension worth $108 million Friday, with about half of that guaranteed to make him the highest-paid player in franchise history. The agreement, reported on the team’s website, will lower the quarterback’s salary cap number for 2013 by about $5 million, giving the team more room to sign free agents and draft picks. Romo, who turns 33 next month and was entering the final year of his contract, gets $55 million guaranteed. Super Bowl winner Joe Flacco got $52 million guaranteed in the six-year, $120.6 million contract he signed with Baltimore earlier this month. “I think it’s just exciting more than anything that you know you’re going to be here the rest of my career,” Romo said in a video on the team’s website that showed owner Jerry Jones exchanging high-fives with Romo’s nearly 1-year-old son. “We’re a team on the rise and I think it’s going to show here going forward.” Romo could be with Dallas through 2019, giving him a chance to be the starter longer than the 11 seasons of Aikman and seven of Staubach, who was a part-time starter his first four years with the Cowboys. Aikman and Staubach won five Super Bowls between them, while Romo has just one playoff win in six full seasons as the starter. He had a gut-wrenching playoff loss the year he took over midseason in 2006, flubbing the hold after driving the Cowboys into position for the go-ahead field goal in the final minutes. Romo alluded to changes “behind the scenes” in the interview on the team’s website, and Jones said in a statement that his quarterback will have “a significant level of input and contribution to the planning and implementing of our offensive approach — both in the meeting room and on the field.” “Tony is uniquely qualified to lead this team at the quarterback position for the next several years,” Jones said. “He knows how to run an offence and run a team.” Romo lost playoff-or-bust games in regular-season finales the past two years. That included a loss to Washington last season when Romo threw an inter-


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., on Dec. 30, 2012. Romo and the Cowboys have agreed on a six-year contract extension worth $108 million, with about half of that guaranteed. The agreement was reported on the team’s website Friday. ception with a chance to tie or win the game with a drive in the final 3 minutes. A former Romo rival, Donovan McNabb, questioned the deal on Twitter. “Wow really, with one playoff win,” McNabb wrote. “You got to be kidding me.” Dez Bryant, who teamed with Romo for career highs of 1,382 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in

2012, tweeted, “Congrats Big Tony on the contract extension.” Romo is the franchise leader in touchdown passes and the single-season leader in touchdowns, passing yards, completions and attempts. He had a careerhigh 4,903 passing yards in 2012 but matched his highest interception total at 19 and had his lowest quarterback rating at 90.5 rating.

Santana out for the season with injured shoulder BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — David Wright summed up the mood of the New York Mets after learning Johan Santana is likely to miss his second season in three years because of a shoulder injury. The New York Mets captain spoke with Santana on Thursday night after the team announced the twotime Cy Young Award winner probably has re-torn the anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder. “He’s just kind of in a bit of shock. I don’t think anyone was expecting this,” Wright said Friday. “For everyone, it’s kind of shocking. It’s disheartening.” Coming off four straight losing seasons, four consecutive years of declining home attendance and the off-season trade of R.A. Dickey to Toronto for prospects, the Mets don’t appear to be very promising heading into Monday’s opener against San Diego. Santana had surgery Sept. 14, 2010, and did not make it back to the major leagues until last April 5. The 34-year-old left-hander hasn’t pitched in any exhibition games during spring training because of arm weakness, and he threw his last bullpen session

in early March without the team’s permission. He had been throwing off flat ground. “I was fairly concerned early on,” pitching coach Dan Warthen said. “I knew he hadn’t thrown a whole lot, hadn’t worked out a whole lot. You thought, ’All right, this is going to take a lot longer than a normal spring training would be.’ But as it went on, it became more of a concern.” Santana went 6-9 with a 4.85 ERA in 21 starts last year and threw the first no-hitter in team history June 1 against Johan Santana St. Louis. Santana threw a careerhigh 134 pitches that night in his second consecutive shutout, but was 3-7 with an 8.27 ERA after that, including 0-5 with a 15.63 ERA after throwing eight scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 30. He went on the disabled list for three weeks be-

Dufner trending on Twitter with sleepy pose BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HUMBLE, Texas — Jason Dufner was sitting in a classroom with children for a charity event when he leaned against a wall and zoned out for a minute. That’s all it took for one photo that went viral and made Dufner a Twitter sensation. Dufner, dressed in a red golf shirt, is shown slouched against the wall at J. Erik Jonsson Community School in Dallas, next to two children who are listening intently to the teacher. His legs are erect, his arms stiff at his side, and he has a vacant look on his face. Dufner is known for showing little emotion, even with a major championship at stake. He looks even more lifeless in this photo. “Just caught me at a perfect time,” Dufner said Friday from Auburn, Ala. “The funny thing about it is the photo taken represents how I act all the time. It was a sheer moment of ’Jason Dufner’ by whoever captured the moment for the 30 seconds I checked out.” That would be Christine Lee of KXAS-TV, a video journalist for the NBC affiliate in Dallas who was covering Dufner’s appearance at the school.

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Dufner won the Byron Nelson Championship last year. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, which runs the tournament, directs some of its charitable proceeds to the school for disadvantaged children. To drum up publicity as the defending champion, Dufner made an appearance at the school Thursday. He never imagined where it would lead. Lee took a photo of Dufner in that perfect moment and gave it to sports anchor David Watkins, who posted it to Twitter. Among those who saw it was Keegan Bradley, who beat Dufner in a playoff for the 2011 PGA Championship and has been engaged in friendly banter over the last month. And it took off from there. Dufner’s name became a verb. It’s call “dufnering.” Luke Donald tweeted a photo of a pillow under his shirt as he slouched against the wall in his home. Rory McIlroy was dufnering in his hotel room, and he couldn’t stop talking about it Friday at the Houston Open. At one point in his round, he walked behind the 13th green, saw a reporter and said, “Did you see the Dufner photo? How good is that? That’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen!”

berta Senior Men’s Basketball Association semifinal Thursday. Justin Klein added 16 points for the winners. Cameron Kusiek paced the Fatboys with 24 points, while James Grobe added 21.

cause of a sprained ankle and didn’t pitch after Aug. 17 because of lower back inflammation. Warthen said the injury is “not a byproduct of the no-hitter.” Warthen said Santana never looked like his past self during spring training. “He had trouble getting his arm in the throwing position, and when he finally felt like that was pretty good, the ball didn’t come out like it normally did from Johan’s arm,” Warthen said. New York owes Santana $31 million more as part of the $137.5 million, six-year deal he signed before the 2008 season, and general manager Sandy Alderson said the remainder of the contract is not covered by insurance. Wright said if Santana’s career is over, he will go out as one of the best. Santana is 45-34 with a 3.18 ERA for the Mets after going 93-44 with a 3.22 ERA in eight years with the Minnesota Twins. He won the AL Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006. New York’s remaining rotation includes left-hander Jonathon Niese and righties Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Shaun Marcum, who has been sidelined since March 16 because of a shoulder impingement and neck discomfort.

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Photos contributed Olds College hosted its annual Growing the Legacy Gala on March 22. As the college celebrates its past and looks forward to its next 100 years, this year’s theme PastPort to the Future featured gourmet food stations, a mix-andmingle reception, live and silent auctions, and entertainment throughout the evening, including world renowned performer Tom Jackson. Premier Alison Redford was a also a guest speaker for the evening. Over 650 tickets were sold, making the centennial gala the largest in Olds College’s history. “We are proud to be hosting this significant evening with our many friends, partners, students, staff and alumni,” said Jordan Cleland, vice-president of Advancement in a prepared statement. Olds College has chosen a special designation, unique to the centennial year, in announcing the government of Alberta as its 2013 Partner of the Century.

Joyce Thompson, left, poses with H.J. (Tom) Thompson, president of Olds College, and Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

Jason Dewling, vicepresident of Academic and Research at Olds College, announcing five honourary degree recipients.

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BARBERSHOP HARMONY CELEBRATING 75 YEARS All former barbershoppers are invited to come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society on April 9. Songs will be sung, memories shared and birthday cake had. The Wildrose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus will host the get-together in recognition of Barbershop Harmony Week and the anniversary. The local chapter is one of 800 around the world in the Barbershop Harmony Society. The celebration runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave). For more information, call David at 403342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. For information on the club, visit www.

Sundre flood fears heard BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The province appears to be listening to a Sundre group’s concerns about the need to take action to prevent future river flooding, says one of its members. Red Deer River Quality Control Committee member Myron Thompson and other representatives met with a pair of Alberta cabinet ministers earlier this month to lobby for a risk assessment on the river in the Sundre area. Thompson said despite its budget woes, the province appears to be committed to undertaking risk assessments in the most flood-

prone areas of Alberta this spring. “Hopefully, we’ll be high on the priority list, at least.” The assessment is expected to support the committee’s case for funding to undertake flood control measures, such as berms, along the river south of Sundre. Fears of flooding have been heightened over the last year after the river changed course, moving several hundred metres to the north and running along a stretch of low banks. Thompson and other committee members were joined by Wildrose Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre MLA Joe Anglin in a meeting in Edmonton with Environment Minister Diana McQueen and Municipal Affairs Minister

Doug Griffiths. The government was presented with 160 letters from residents concerned about potential flooding. Assessing the flooding threat from the Red Deer River may not take any additional work, he said. “One of the wiser bureaucrats that was in there with the Department of Environment said he felt there were enough studies and information already completed that there wouldn’t be any cost,” Thompson said. It was suggested that it would just be a matter of going over the work done to assess where the Red Deer River stood as a priority, Thompson said.

FABULOUS FABRIC SALE The Fabulous Fabric Sale to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign will be held on April 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Grandmothers Campaign supports grassroots organizations that assist grandmothers in Africa who care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. They receive help in the form of food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing, adequate housing and bedding, counselling and support groups, home visits, and more. The sale at Gaetz United Church, 4758 Ross St., will include unused fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, and embellishments — everything for the knitter, quilter, fibre artist and home sewer. Sales are cash only. For more information, call Millie at 403-346-4225.

GEARED UP FUNDRAISER Bring your gently used outdoor gear for Geared Up, the equipment sale fundraiser at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. The sale runs from April 12 to 14. The sale runs on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Twenty per cent of the proceeds will go to support the environmental education initiatives. Dropoff begins at noon on Friday, April 12. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.

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Students from Stettler’s Wm. E. Hay Composite High School will convocate from Red Deer College this spring after taking health-care aide certificate program. Back row (left to right) are Claire Hunter, Alisha Coules, Kendra Renschler, Claire Brown, Cheyla Lachowsky, Kennedy Fisher, Corey Garbutt. Front row (left to right) are Kelsey Hallett, Claire Aspenes, Andrew Kim, Amy Son. Missing are Tara Kruk and Kourtney Schilling.

Stettler students complete RDC health-care aide program BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Thirteen students in Stettler will graduate with a health-care aide certificate from Red Deer College — before they graduate from high school. Since September 2011, four Grade 12 and nine Grade 9 students from Wm. E. Hay Composite High School have been taking a health care aide class through the college. Rhonda Brown, career practitioner at the high school and the one who helps administer the program, says the program is a success. “When Red Deer College was contracted to provide instruction, we started with 13 students and we’ll finish with 13,” said Brown. The course consists of a classroom and lab instruction, plus supervised clinical and a preceptored clinical practicum. The pilot was launched through Prairie Land Regional Division, which set up three semesters for the students. The Stettler students finished their theory at the end of January and will convocate in June with other college students. “Our students had to be in Grade 10 and 11 because it was spread out over three semesters,” said Brown. Once they graduate, the students will be considered certified health-care aides. They’ll be able to work in longterm and continuing care facilities such as nursing homes and auxiliary hospitals, acute care, as well as in home care/community agencies.


The health-care aide works as part of the health-care team assisting patients with the activities of daily living. The health region has indicated a pressing demand for graduates of this program. “High schools are always helping students to leave school with the most skills,” said Brown. Brown said some of the Stettler students plan on being health-care aides, others will enrol in licensed practical nursing or registered nursing, or work in the field part-time while they take another post-secondary program. Most health-care aide jobs start at around $18 an hour, she said. Claire Hunter, 17, said the program has been worthwhile for her because she wondered about becoming a registered nurse, and now with this experience she knows this is what she wants to do. Hunter trained at Stettler Hospital and also at Pine Ridge Lodge. “At first when I heard we had to work in the hospital, I had doubts I could do it,” said Hunter. “But at the end of the summer, I was really glad I was able to accomplish it. I was able to work like a professional.” Dianne Enyedy, Wm. E. Hay classroom teacher for the high school component of the program, said the students did three weeks

of clinical experience at the hospital last summer. They are working on a 80-hour preceptorship at either Heritage House or Pine Ridge long-term care centres. “They really get the opportunity to investigate a future career in the medical field,” said Enyedy. The Stettler high school of about 500 students is the only one offering the program this school term through RDC. Maureen Matejka, chair of the nursing program at Red Deer College, said that two groups of Hanna-area students within Prairie Land Regional Division have already graduated from the healthcare aide program. Starting next school term, Red Deer Public Schools, Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools and Prairie Land will take part, but Wm. E. Hay will not be involved. A high school teacher teaches part of the CTS course and the college instructors fill in any gaps. “There’s a very big demand for health-care aides in the province. There are many people who are working and are not certified,” said Matejka. “Students also get the feel for what it’s like to be a college student.”

Nova project takes another step forward COMPANY WANTS TO CLOSE ROAD ALLOWANCE FOR NEW RAIL YARD Nova Chemicals Corp. is closer to completing another piece of the regulatory groundwork connected to a $900-million polyethylene expansion. Lacombe County council voted on Thursday to forward to Alberta’s Transportation Minister for approval a Nova request to close a road allowance to make way for a new rail yard. The $30-million project will provide space for 450 cars to supply the proposed plant addition. Nova requested the closure of the road allowance — which would be sandwiched between the petrochemical plant’s existing rail yard and the planned addition — to make it easier to manage safety and security.

If approved, the county would sell the eight-acre unused road allowance to Nova. In the first major expansion in years, Nova plans to add a third polyethylene reactor in its Polyethylene 1 plant. Related infrastructure will include a new pelletizer and finishing facilities, a flare stack, three cooling towers and an electrical substation. With the new reactor able to produce an anticipated 950 million to 1.1 billion pounds (431 million to 500 million kg) of low-density polyethylene annually, the capacity of Nova’s polyethylene facilities will jump about 40 per cent.

Cancer patients have a guide BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Central Alberta Cancer Centre now has a cancer patient navigator to help guide patients through treatment and followup care. Alberta Health Services is placing specially trained nurses in all 15 community cancer facilities across the province. Most of them are Eileen n o w o n Wagner the job. Navigators are trained to: ● Provide accurate information for patients so they can make informed decisions about their next steps. ● Help patients prepare for tests and cancer treatments by explaining test results and treatment choices, or by referring patients to other resources or services. ● Improve co-ordination of care by working with other health care professionals. ● Help patients prepare for medical visits by explaining ahead of time what to expect. ● Help clients access financial resources and community supports. Cancer patient navigator Eileen Wagner is the first person patients meet at the cancer centre at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. “I think it often makes the journey a little easier when they have that good first contact. It will actually alleviate a lot of the stress and the difficulties going through the rest of the system,” said Wagner who has worked as a nurse at the centre for 17 years and started her new job as patient navigator at the end of January. She meets with 12 to 20 patients daily. People who require cancer treatment can feel lost, frustrated, angry and scared and the navigator can help them feel like “somebody’s got your back,” she said. “So far I’ve had so much positive response from it. It’s almost addictive how rewarding it is feeling like you’re making a difference for people.” The navigator program is funded by the Alberta Cancer Foundation at no charge to the patient and is available to Albertans with a confirmed diagnosis of cancer and their families. Funding for the local navigator is available until next spring, at which time it will be assessed for further funding. The cancer patient navigator program is mirrored after breast cancer patient navigator programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer that assist patients during the surgical portion of treatment. Alanna Dukes, nurse navigator with the Clinical Breast Health Program at Red Deer hospital, said support is available when the diagnosis is fresh and overwhelming to help patients sort out all the medical information to decide which surgery is best for them. A navigator for breast cancer patients has been available in Red Deer since 2007. The program has an open caseload of 120 patients. Visit asp for more information on cancer patient navigators, or contact Wagner at 403-406-5524. For the Clinical Breast Health Program call 403314-6056.




Saturday, March 30, 2013

The strange victory by liberal religion The most recent Jewish Community Study of New York held few surprises for those who have followed the sobering Jewish trends of recent decades. Yes, the 1.5 million or so Jews living in New York City and surrounding counties included a rising tide of people living in interfaith relationships and some had even begun calling themselves “partially Jewish.” Participation in liberal Jewish congregations declined, again. Jews who said it was “very important” to affiliate with Jewish institutions fell to 44 percent. But one number was genuinely startling — that 74 perTERRY cent of the region’s Jewish MATTINGLY children were found in the one-third of the Jewish households that identified as Orthodox. No wonder leaders of the Reform movement and other liberal Jewish institutions have been asking sobering questions about theology, demographics and the future. “The liberal approach to observance makes it impossible to set and maintain high expectations in terms of communal participation,” argued Rabbi Dana Evan Kaplan, in a much-debated broadside in The Forward. “Without an omnipotent God who can compel believers to practice a prescribed pattern of behavior, religious consumerism becomes the movement’s dominant ethos. ... “In the absence of a strong theological basis for making religious demands, the members lose interest and wander off.” There is, however, an ironic cultural reality hiding in all the negative trends that have been nagging liberal Judeo-Christian institutions, noted historian John Turner, who teaches religious studies at George


Mason University. This ironic wrinkle is easiest to see in the influential denominations scholars call the “seven sisters” of Protestantism. These churches, in descending order by size, are the United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Episcopal Church, the American Baptist Churches USA, the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Recent Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life research found that, for the first time, America lacks a Protestant majority, with only 48 percent of the population claiming ties to Protestant denominations. This trend has affected a variety of churches, but the liberal mainline has been hit especially hard. Episcopal membership, for example, has fallen from 3.4 million in 1967 to 1.9 million in 2011. The United Church of Christ, President Barack Obama’s denomination, has declined from more than 2 million members in 1962 to just over 1 million in 2011. However, liberal religious groups “may have ultimately lost the battle for membership, but they won the larger cultural struggle,” noted Turner, in an online First Things essay. “Through their embrace of religious pluralism and more universal mystical religious experiences, liberal Protestants imperiled their own institutional strength but persuaded many Americans of the value of their ideas.” For example, liberal Protestants have — backed by progressive elements in Catholicism and Judaism — been victorious in their push to define religion’s value in public life primarily in terms of social and economic justice, in contrast with more conservative groups that would stress both good works and evangelism. Then there is religious liberalism’s “much higher tolerance of pluralism,” even on eternal issues tied to salvation, said Turner. Belief in “universalism” — that all world religions lead to the same eternal ends — remains “very divisive among evangelicals, but you would have to say that this belief has become the

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norm in Middle America.” Religious liberals have also been much quicker to adapt to the looser moral standards of the sexual revolution, especially when changing ancient doctrines linked to hot-button topics such as sex outside of marriage, abortion and homosexuality. “Actually, it’s hard to know,” said Turner, if mainline Protestants and other religious liberals “simply jumped on the bandwagon of the sexual revolution or if, in the end, they got run over by it.” The bottom line, he said, is that the religious left has the cultural momentum right now, even as its own institutions are wrestling with painful issues with demographics, membership totals and budgets.


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A Golden production The loons are out on Golden Pond — and so is cantankerous octogenarian Norman Thayer and his devoted and indulgent wife Ethel. The Ernest Thompson play about the power of memory, the need for reconciliation, and the decline of old age was turned into a beloved Oscarwinning film. On Golden Pond is now a stirring and heartfelt Central Alberta Theatre LANA production that MICHELIN opened on Friday at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. Anyone who loved the 1981 movie really should see this play, directed by Tara Rorke, before it winds up on April 6. While it’s often hard to do heartwarming without drifting off into sappy and sentimental, the strong cast of this production, buoyed by Rorke’s focused direction and Thompson’s blunt and salty script, manages to avoid these pitfalls to deliver performances that feel believable and true. Everything hangs on the time-tested relationship between Norman and Ethel,


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Keith Ainscough makes Norman tick because he understands the many facets of the retired professor’s character.

a loving couple in their twilight years, so it’s fortunate these roles are played by seasoned CAT veterans Keith Ainscough and Dale Latam. While both of these community actors have been good in other productions, their chemistry is so potent in this play that together they are a revelation. Ainscough is wonderfully crusty as Norman, who fears he is spending his last summer at the cabin on the lake and hides his vulnerability and worries about memory loss behind a sardonic and testy persona. Ainscough makes Norman tick because he understands the many facets of the retired professor, who practically becomes a different person, depending on who he’s talking to. Norman is a teasing teddy bear with Ethel, a sarcastic eye-ball-roller with the “dimwitted” mailman Charlie (Matthew Taylor) who used to date his daughter, Chelsea, and an out-and-out jerk to her new fiancé, Bill. The scene in which dentist Bill (played by Konstantin Vorosmarty) uneasily asks Norman whether it’s all right if he sleeps with Chelsea under his roof is so painful it’s hilarious. Norman does everything possible to heighten Bill’s discomfort. The person who brings out Norman’s best is Bill’s son, Billy (played with fewer ‘issues’ and more humour by Cole Brown). The 13-year-old who spends the summer at the Thayer’s cottage comes


to appreciate Norman’s prowess at fishing, his prickly humour and stories of the past. Latam’s Ethel tries to be a softening buffer between Norman and the rest of the world — especially between him and their daughter Chelsea, who can’t forgive her father for making her feel she could never live up to his expectations. Chelsea, played by Angel Paulsen, learns from her mother that she must forgive Norman and reconcile with him before it’s too late. It’s Ethel’s deep love for her family, her lakeside cottage and its accompanying memories, that give this play its strong sense of nostalgia. And Latam makes these feelings palpable. While her character brushes off Norman’s obsessive talk about death, in the last scene it becomes clear that Ethel is not immune from the fear of having to live without him. Ainscough and Latam play this scene with such natural, loving familiarity that it’s easy to believe that this couple has been happily married for nearly 50 years. While Thursday’s dress rehearsal of On Golden Pond contained a few slow patches, moments in this last scene made the production seem as magical as the Thayers’ view of the loons on the glittering lake.

Many identities, all remarkable ALBERTA PIONEER WAS HOMESTEADER, WRITER, MOTHER, MIDWIFE AND MUCH MORE, LOCAL AUTHOR REVEALS IN A NEW BOOK BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF When she was 16, Marie Rose Delorme Smith was sold into marriage by her mother to a whiskey trader who was nearly two decades her senior. The woman of French-Métis ancestry was born in Western Canada during the fur trade era, a challenging time of great changes. Despite being traded into marriage for $50, Smith harboured no bitterness about her fate but went on to raise 17 children, establish a boarding house, take a homestead in Southern Alberta, and serve as medicine woman and midwife before dying at age 99 in 1960. Most remarkably, Smith, who had been educated by nuns in St. Boniface, Man., was able to publish several articles in the early ranch periodical, Canadian Cattleman. The fact that a Métis woman born in 1861 could write about her life made her a great subject for a biography, said author Doris Jeanne MacKinnon of Red Deer. “We want to know about people in the fur trade, but there isn’t that much documentation left. We particularly don’t know much about Métis women of that era, but she was able to write in French and English and left records.” Using Smith’s own writings — including diary entries, articles and fictional stories — and interviews with her surviving family members, MacKinnon

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Left: Author Doris Jeanne MacKinnon of Red Deer interviews ShirleyMae McCargar, Marie Rose Delorme Smith’s granddaughter. Above: the cover of the book that started as a university history thesis for MacKinnon and became much more. turned the history thesis she wrote at the University of Calgary into the book, The Identities of Marie Rose Delorme Smith: Portrait of a Métis Woman, 1861-1960. Her 195-page biography, published by the University of Regina Press, is now nominated for the Publishing in Education Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. “I am excited, especially because it’s in the category it’s in,” said MacKinnon, who wrote the book to be readable for anyone, but would like school districts to make it available in libraries as a student resource. MacKinnon, who has a PhD in history and teaches

management and ethics at Olds College, found her subject and the changing environment of the Western plains during the late 1800s and early 1900s fascinating. Smith, whose extended family members rode with Louis Riel, was clearly proud of her Métis identity, which came through in her writings. MacKinnon said Smith and other Métis women often acted as “cultural brokers” between aboriginals and non-aboriginals trading and travelling on the Canadian Prairies. Her book can be ordered for $34.95 from Chapters or from

Spring Breakers a dark ride in the sun DREAM-LIKE TALE OF AMORALITY AND VIOLENCE Spring Breakers Three stars (out of four) Rated: 18A

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BY BRUCE DEMARA SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE As gulls screech overhead, hot young bodies gyrate on the beach to the high-energy thrum of music. While young males quaff alcohol and cheer wildly, girls run wild, simulating fellatio with popsicles and letting their bare breasts bounce freely. “Spring break forever,” indeed. Writer/director Harmony Korine has taken us to some dark places with his youth-centred films such as Kids and Gummo. Spring Breakers, set mostly in sunny Florida, brings us into similar territory, a land bereft of moral signposts. At a northern U.S. Christian college — almost deserted because the student body has already decamped for warmer climes — four friends bemoan that a shortage of funds prevents them from joining the annual spring exodus southward. “Are you jacked up on Jesus?” thunders a youth pastor, as Brit and Candy (Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens) roll their eyes and make crude jokes about male genitalia. With Cotty (Rachel Korine, wife of writer/director Korine) at the wheel of a car, stolen from one of their instructors (and later torched), Brit and Candy rob a restaurant and menace its patrons with fake guns. Problem solved. “Just ----ing pretend it’s a videogame,” says Candy prior to the shakedown. The former star of Disney’s High

School Musical series, Hudgens is obviously trying to break out of the teen queen mould and this role could not be more diametrically inimical to the shy, brainy Gabriella Montez. A well-meaning coed warns Faith (former Justin Bieber squeeze and Disney Channel star Selena Gomez) to stay away from Brit and Candy, warning they have “demon blood.” But Faith, the closest the film has to a character with a moral compass, doesn’t hesitate to go along for the ride. The foursome’s well-funded Florida romp comes to a screeching halt when they’re busted while trashing a hotel room. Riding to the rescue is Alien (James Franco), a drug dealer and rapper wannabe, replete with gold-capped teeth, tattoos and dreadlocks, who unexpectedly posts their bail. Franco is virtually unrecognizable as he immerses himself in the role. With his semi-literate southern twang, he delivers a surprisingly textured performance, a combination of bravado and naïveté. Not so for the quartet of women, including Faith, the wet blanket of the group. She’s whiny and unsympathetic, and when — with a heavy sense of foreboding — she decides to depart early,

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Selena Gomez, Rachel Korine, Ashley Benson, and Vanessa Hudgens in a scene from Spring Breakers. she isn’t missed. Cotty is distinguishable only by the pink highlights in her hair, and the script barely allows her to register. Her premature departure again has no dramatic impact. The final two, Brit and Candy, are two interchangeable bleached-blonde sociopaths, but are so similar physically and in character that they are hard to tell apart. (This may well be what director Korine intended.) “You girls is different from the rest,” an awestruck Alien notes. Korine’s story is a searing indictment of today’s hedonistic, nihilistic youth, and his script is loaded with sharp, telling dialogue that exposes the rotten moral cores of its characters. It’s hard to root for any of them,

shallow and devoid of empathy as they all are. We are left to morbidly, voyeuristically observe their odyssey of excess. Korine brings an auteur’s sensibility to the film, using repetitive phrases and hypnotic slow-mo visuals, that makes us pause to consider the utter moral decay of the characters. But it also slows down the narrative in some ways and, in the case of the violent climax, draws attention to its implausibility. That said, Spring Breakers is a deeply unsettling and memorable cinematic experience, with a potent message about the relentless pursuit of pleasure at the cost of one’s soul. Bruce DeMara is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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LEGO City Undercover a pleasant surprise LEGO City Undercover Platform: Wii U Genre: Platformer Publisher: Nintendo ESRB Rating: E, for Everyone Grade: 4 stars (out of 5)


platforming is difficult when the game angle isn’t quite right. But few games are as infused with playfulness like City Undercover. This game provides a much-needed boost to the Wii U’s library and should appeal to gamers of any age and skill level.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Genre: Shooter Publisher: Activision ESRB Rating: M, for Mature Grade: 1 star Just gazing at the box art gave me pause. Merle, one half of the brothers Dixon from the zombie-apocalypse hit show The Walking Dead, has both hands! I let out a sigh that even my wife was surprised to hear. She figured I’d be thrilled to play a game as Norman Reedus’ outstanding character, Daryl. I told her the cover meant one of two things: a) the game takes place before the events of the TV show; or b) the developers had no idea what the show was about. It’s a prequel and a shoddily put together one at that, making it a combination of awful that even fans of the

Eclectic lineup on tap


Limited-run exhibits, music at local galleries BY ADVOCATE STAFF A couple of limited-run downtown art exhibits and some musical entertainment will be thrown into the mix when Red Deer galleries open late for the First Friday of April. Art will be displayed in the lobby of the City Centre Stage for the first time this First Friday, April 5. Curious VI, an exhibit of pieces created by thirdyear visual art students from Red Deer College, will run for the one night only, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery IS is also having a special opening for a two-day-only show than runs from noon to 9 p.m. on Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. It will feature new works by local artists Jeri Lynn Ing, Erika Schulz and Susan Woolgar at 5123 48th St. Red Deer’s multi-instrumentalist Bruce Jacobson will entertain with a free concert, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, in the Snell Auditorium at the Red Deer Public Library. Next door to the auditorium at the Kiwanis Gallery, the Red Deer Arts Council and library are continuing to present When the City Isn’t Looking: Photographs by Bill Peters, which will run until April 25. Peters, from Calgary, will be attending on First Friday to answer questions about photography. Expressions, an exhibit of works created by talented and passionate young artists from Notre Dame High School in Red Deer, is showing at The Hub at 4936 Ross St. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday. A musical event is also planned for The Hub. At 7 p.m., The Great Plains,


featuring Saskia and Darrel, will perform a folk concert. The duo are best known for touring with Gary Fjellgaard. Tickets to this concert are $15 ($30 per family) at the door, cash only. The Harris-Warke Gallery in the Sunworks store on Ross Street presents Visual Counterpoints, art by Erik Cheung, to May 4. The gallery will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, but the exhibit’s opening reception will actually be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10. The art display, This is Home. We Are Guests, by Roberta Murray, is on until the end of the month at the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. A reception will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Art from the Streets will hold a group show at 4935 51st St. A First Friday reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Emily Stone will display her artwork in the exhibit, Felis Catus Chrystallus, at the PortHole Gallery just outside the doors of the Red Deer College Library. Art is also decorating the walls of several Red Deer businesses: ● New works by Susan Delaney and Corinne Anderton are showing upstairs at DOSE Coffee Co., 4912 50th Ave. A reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday. ● Delaney’s pieces can also be seen at Cafe Pichilingue on Ross Street to May 1. ● The Velvet Olive Lounge will feature A Nod Toward the Yucatan, photos by local photographer Harvey Brink. The display is on for the month of April.



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Last of the Red Hot Lovers By Neil Simon

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and Sleep by Eric Whitacre. The Symphonic Winds will pick up the tempo with popular music from Broadway musicals, including Cabaret, Sound of Music and Man of La Mancha. Tickets are $14.20 ($11.20 students/seniors) from the Black Knight Ticket Centre.


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From the Godly to the glitzy — a program of eclectic music will be performed at Thursday’s choral concert, A Touch of Class. The Red Deer College Chamber Choir and the Symphonic Winds will be harmonizing at 7:30 p.m. at the college Arts Centre. The choir will perform religious selections

from Johannes Brahms (Im Herbst), Giovanni Palestrina (Adoramus te), and William Dawson (Ev’ry Time I Feel The Spirit), Psalm 100 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Soon ah will be done wi’ de troubles of dis worl’ by Diane Loomer. Other songs on the program are Feller from Fortune by Harry Somers

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show would find hard to get through. Survival Instinct features poor design elements and combat that makes season two’s slog at Herschel’s farm feel like Terminator 2 by comparison. Many games feature fetch quests to break up the action; here, it’s the entire breadth of the story. Merle and Daryl venture from one town to the next, encountering stragglers who will only assist you as long as you bring them back something of import to them. This leads to the inevitable zombie encounters, which should provide a dose of excitement — but instead suffocates the game in monotony. The living dead provide almost no challenge because you can easily dispatch them via stealth kills with a knife or by hacking away at them with your ax. And once you discover the crossbow, the game becomes a boring target-practice session and makes the zombie apocalypse feel like just a bad weekend with the in-laws. Daryl, among the best characters on the show, doesn’t deserve such a poorly executed video game. For something this disappointing, it should have featured Carl, or maybe Lori, just so we could purposefully walk her into a zombie horde and watch her die repeatedly. As it is, Survival Instinct will turn fans away from the show rather than attract new ones. Follow Chris Campbell @campbler or email game_on_


I’ve played more LEGOthemed video games than most. (OK, honestly, I think I’ve played them all, so take that, LEGO gaming geek!) And just as I’d thought that candle had burned its last bit of wax, along comes a pleasant surprise in City Undercover. Previous LEGO games were kitschy takes on popular movies like Harry Potter and Star Wars, but in this title you play CHRIS a wholly original tale, even if there are winks and nods to CAMPBELL several classic movies and TV shows. Chase McCain is the lead character, a hammed-up former cop who gets pulled back into service to hunt down his archenemy, Rex Fury. But honestly, the story shouldn’t concern you because once you dive into this open world and start exploring, the sheer joy of playing the game will keep you coming back time and again. The quest for LEGO blocks, the game’s currency, is addictive. New puzzles pop up to solve oddball cutscenes, and then you must search for costumes for Chase to wear to solve myriad puzzles scattered through the city. It’s all kind of slapdash and goofy, but the game never loses its way. I dare you to play City Undercover and not find yourself constantly smiling. Sure, some load times are slow, and some of the









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dy are also wounded. 1976 — Ottawa announces plans to immunize about 12 million Canadians against swine flu in the autumn. 1967 — Opening of SEACOM: Southeast Asia Commonwealth Cable, a 40,000-km link between Britain, Canada and Australia. 1901 — Supreme Court rules that marriages of Catholics by Protestant clergymen are valid.





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U.S. CONSUMER OUTLOOK IMPROVED IN MARCH WASHINGTON — A survey shows Americans’ view of the economy improved at the end of the month, as lower unemployment and healthy job gains are making tax increases less of a burden. The University of Michigan final consumer sentiment index rose to 78.6 in March. That’s up from a preliminary reading of 71.8 and February’s 77.8 reading. A year ago, the index stood at 76.2 Cooper Howes, an economist at Barclays, said the increase suggests consumers are not deterred by higher Social Security taxes, which have lowered take-home pay for most Americans. Helping offset the tax increase is a better job market. Employers have added an average of more than 200,000 jobs a month since November. A separate report Friday showed consumers increased spending in February after their income jumped.

FACEBOOK SET TO UNVEIL ‘NEW HOME ON ANDROID’ NEW YORK — Facebook has invited journalists to the unveiling of what it calls its “new home on Android.” Next Thursday’s event will take place at the company’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Facebook isn’t providing further details. There has been speculation about a “Facebook phone” for a few years. Facebook has long said it would not make its own phone. Rather, such a phone would likely integrate Facebook deeper into the phone’s software. Citing unnamed sources, the tech blog TechCrunch says Facebook Inc. will launch a modified version of Android that embeds Facebook deeply into the operating system, on a phone made by HTC Corp. A Facebook rival, Google Inc., makes the Android software that Facebook and HTC would be using under that scenario. Google makes the software available on an open-source basis, meaning others including rivals are free to adapt it for their needs. Amazon. com Inc. does just that in modifying Android to run its Kindle tablet computers. More than half of Facebook’s 1.06 billion monthly users access it on a mobile device.

BANKS WIN DISMISSAL OF MOST CLAIMS OF INTEREST-RATE RIGGING NEW YORK — A group of banks including Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase have won dismissal of most of the claims in private lawsuits alleging that they rigged a key interest rate. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in New York dismissed antitrust claims brought against the banks by a group of plaintiffs that included the City of Baltimore and some pension funds. The plaintiffs alleged that they had suffered losses because the banks had manipulated the London Interbank Offered Rate, or LIBOR. The judge said that while the banks had already paid billions of dollars of penalties to government regulatory agencies, private plaintiffs had to satisfy many requirements which governments didn’t. — Advocate news services



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Sky’s the limit DAWN OF THE CIVILIAN DRONE AGE PROMISES MULTIPLE BENEFITS, PEEPING-EYE CONCERNS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The dawn of the age of aerial civilian drones is rich with possibilities for people far from the war zones where they made their devastating mark as a weapon of choice against terrorists. The unmanned, generally small aircraft can steer water and pesticides to crops with precision, saving farmers money while reducing environmental risk. They can inspect distant bridges, pipelines and power lines, and find hurricane victims stranded on rooftops. Drones — some as tiny as a hummingbird — promise everyday benefits as broad as the sky is wide. But the drone industry and those eager to tap its potential are running headlong into fears the peeping-eye, go-anywhere technology will be misused. Since January, drone-related legislation has been introduced in more than 30 states, largely in response to privacy concerns. Many of the bills would prevent police from using drones for broad public surveillance or to watch individuals without sufficient grounds to believe they were involved in crimes. Stephen Ingley, executive director of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, says resistance to the technology is frustrating. Drones “clearly have so much potential for saving lives, and it’s a darn shame we’re having to go through this right now,” he said. But privacy advocates say now is the time to debate the proper use of civilian drones and set rules, before they become ubiquitous. Sentiment for curbing domestic drone use has brought the left and right together perhaps more than any other recent issue. “The thought of government drones buzzing overhead and constantly monitoring the activities of law-abiding citizens runs contrary to the notion of what it means to live


A woman with the protest group CodePink holds a small sign reading ‘Don’t Drone Me!’ on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday March 20, 2013, during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine the future of drones in America, focusing on law enforcement and privacy considerations. in a free society,” Sen. Charles Grassley, RIowa, said at a recent hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. With military budgets shrinking, drone makers have been counting on the civilian market to spur the industry’s growth. Some companies that make drones or supply support equipment and services say the uncertainty has caused them to put U.S. expansion plans on hold, and they are looking overseas for new markets. “Our lack of success in educating the public about unmanned aircraft is coming

back to bite us,” said Robert Fitzgerald, CEO of the BOSH Group of Newport News, Va., which provides support services to drone users. “The U.S. has been at the lead of this technology a long time,” he said. “If our government holds back this technology, there’s the freedom to move elsewhere ... and all of a sudden these things will be flying everywhere else and competing with us.”

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Jobless rate down in 22 states in February




In this undated file photo made available by Albatross Aerial Perspective shows an aerial the Tamar Lease natural gas rig, located 90 kilometers west of the city of Haifa, northern Israel. Recent discoveries of massive offshore natural gas deposits, set to begin flowing in the coming days, are turning into a mixed blessing for Israel. The deposits are expected to provide Israel enough natural gas for decades and transform the country, famously empty of natural resources, into an energy exporter. Yet selling this gas overseas will require Israel to navigate a geo-political quagmire that risks angering allies and enemies alike.

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates rose in 12 states and were unchanged in 16. Nationally, the unemployment rate slid to a four-year low of 7.7 per cent in February, down from 7.9 per cent in January. Since November, employers across the country have added an average of 200,000 jobs a month, nearly double the average from last spring. States hit hardest during the recession are showing improvement. In Nevada, unemployment dropped to 9.6 per cent last month, down from 11.8 per cent a year ago. That’s the biggest yearover-year decrease among states.

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Blackberry plans to launch ‘portfolio’ of phones BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins plans to unveil a broader array of new smartphones this year, catering to markets around the world, as the company works to recoup a stronger position with devices for more than just business users. As competitors like Apple and Samsung prepare their next round of attacks in the highly competitive industry, with new models expected later this year, Heins is aware that BlackBerry will need to respond with more than just the pair of new phones it has announced so far. “In order to stay relevant, we have to build a portfolio,” he said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “We will bring it out at the moment when we can expect the biggest market attention for these products.” Heins is thinking big these days, but he’s also well aware of the stumbles that BlackBerry has faced in the past. It’s former leaders famously let the smartphone’s success go to their heads, and innovation fall by the wayside, as competitors surged ahead. As he talks about the future, Heins sits among the smartphones that built the BlackBerry name. The company is preparing to open the BlackBerry Experience Centre at its Waterloo, Ont.-based headquarters where it will celebrate the company’s roots


Blackberry’s CEO Torsten Heins in pictured at the company’s offices in Kitchener, Ontario on Thursday. while showcasing the new line of products. On the walls of the museum of sorts, which officially opens to the public in April, a timeline reminds visitors of the “history” of the BlackBerry and the devices

that helped build the company to its oncedominant position. While Heins poses for photos, he’s careful not to stand beneath the “History” sign on the wall, a public relations nightmare for a company trying to prove it’s still a serious competitor in the smartphone race. Certainly, BlackBerry isn’t out of weeds yet, but Heins has helped the company come a long way since he took the top position in January 2012 and navigated through the make-or-break product launch of BlackBerry 10. In March, the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen smartphone arrived in U.S. stores, often considered its most crucial market. But Heins isn’t sitting on the sidelines tallying sales. Instead, he’s moving ahead with a BlackBerry product line that will have three tiers: smartphones for high end users, as well as variations that sell at mid- and “entry-level” prices. The lower-priced models will also use the BlackBerry 10 operating system, but will be designed with markets like India and Indonesia in mind. It’s an intricate shift that involves gradually encouraging its loyal users in emerging markets to make the switch to its new operating system, while recognizing it’s not going to happen overnight -— and in some cases perhaps not for years.

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January-march quarter increase to an annual rate of 3 per cent. Growth at that pace would be a vast improvement from the 0.4 per cent rate in the October-December quarter, which was held back by slower company stockpiling and the sharpest defence cuts in 40 years. Ashworth called the boost in spending “impressive,” noting that consumers spent more while having to adjust

to the higher Social Security taxes and a spike in gasoline prices. “We’re now likely to see the fastest quarterly gain in real consumption in two years,” he said. Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said the increases suggest consumer spending could be growing in the first quarter at an annual rate of more than 3 per cent. That would be the fastest gain in more than

three years and more than double the 1.3 per cent rate in the fourth quarter. Inflation, as measured by a gauge tied to consumer spending, increased 1.3 per cent in February compared with a year ago. That’s well below the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target, giving the central bank room to keep stimulating the economy without having to worry about price pressures. Consumers spent more at the start of the year even after paying higher taxes. An increase in Social Security taxes has reduced take-home pay for nearly all Americans receiving a paycheque. And income taxes have risen on the highest earners. The tax increases both took effect on Jan. 1. One reason the tax increases haven’t slowed the economy is companies have accelerated hiring and are slowly but steadily increasing wages. Employers have added an average of 200,000 jobs a month since November. That helped lowered the unemployment rate in February to a fouryear low of 7.7 per cent. Economists expect similar strong job gains in March. Businesses are also investing more in equipment and machinery, which has given factories a lift after a disappointing 2012. And the housing recovery that began last year appears to be sustainable. In February, sales of previously occupied homes rose to the highest level in more than three years. The gains have helped lift home prices, which have made Americans feel wealthier. Stock prices have also surged. On Thursday, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at a record high of 1,569. That surpassed the previous record of 1,565 set in October 2007, a year before the peak of the financial crisis. Three weeks ago, the Dow Jones industrial average beat its 2007 record.

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potential sales by ignoring one of its most loyal segments in countries where buying a low-priced smartphone is sometimes the only reasonable option for consumers. “We want to give them a good BlackBerry experience. So this is where probably another BlackBerry 7 product in that range makes a lot of sense,” he said. “We’re not excluding those markets from BlackBerry 10 because of us wanting to sell BlackBerry 7. You will see both in coexistence for awhile in those markets.” Creating a lower-priced smartphone is the next frontier for competitors like Apple and Samsung, who have a stronghold in North America and Europe. BlackBerry, already has a formidable position in emerging phone markets like Nigeria, where it is ranked as the No. 1 smartphone. The rollout of the new wave of smartphones will begin sometime between September and November with a “mid-tier” priced model of both the touchscreen and keypad, or QWERTY, phones. Details and dates haven’t been announced. “Then we are working on something

exciting for the holiday season,” Heins said. “We will be continuing to develop a portfolio also that covers the entrylevel segment.” It’s a plan Heins is approaching with plenty of caution, as the wounds BlackBerry is trying to heal are still fresh. Several years ago, the company flooded the market with variations of its smartphone, ranging from a combination keypad and touchscreen version to a flip-phone model. Some observers said it overcomplicated the product line, confused consumers and left too many BlackBerrys on the market. “I would tend to agree with it,” Heins said. “We want to stay really pure in the future portfolio .... be really clear, and be unambiguous.” His vision of the ideal BlackBerry lineup would be a touchscreen and keypad version for each of its three product tiers, which would put six BlackBerry phones on the market at one time. But if one of the lowerpriced phones fails to catch on with customers, it’ll be scrapped.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers stepped up spending in February after their income jumped, aided by a stronger job market that offset some of the drag from higher taxes. The gains led economists to predict stronger economic growth at the start of the year. Consumer spending rose 0.7 per cent in February from January, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the biggest gain in five months and followed a revised 0.4 per cent rise in January, which was double the initial estimate. Americans were able to spend more because their income rose 1.1 per cent last month. That followed huge swings in the previous two months, which reflected a rush to pay bonuses and dividends in December before taxes increased. After-tax income also increased 1.1 per cent last month, allowing consumers to put a little more away. The saving rate increased to 2.6 per cent of after-tax income, up from 2.2 per cent in January. The gains in spending and income follow other signs of an economy gathering momentum. Hiring is up, businesses are spending more, the stock market is hitting record levels and the housing recovery is strengthening. More spending by consumers should boost economic growth in the JanuaryMarch quarter after a lull at the end of last year. Consumer spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity. After seeing Friday’s report on consumer spending, Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, raised his growth forecast for the first quarter by a full percentage point. Ashworth now expects growth in the


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Law enforcement is expected to be one of the bigger initial markets for civilian drones. Last month, the FBI used drones to maintain continuous surveillance of a bunker in Alabama One reason for the big drop is that where a 5-year-old boy was being held people have stopped applying for jobs. hostage. Nevada’s work force — those working In Virginia, the state General Asor looking for work — fell nearly 1 per sembly passed a bill that would place cent in the year through February. Ona two-year moratorium on the use of ly those looking for work are counted drones by state and local law enforceas unemployed. But hiring acceleratment. The measure is supported by ed, too: Jobs in Nevada rose 2 per cent groups as varied as the American Civil over the past year. Liberties Union on the left and the Unemployment in California fell to Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation 9.6 per cent last month, down from 10.8 on the right. per cent in February 2012. Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing California and Nevada are still tied amendments that would retain the with Mississippi for the nation’s highbroad ban on spy drones but allow est unemployment rate. specific exemptions when lives are in Florida’s job market has also redanger, such as for search-and rescue operations. The legislature reconvenes bounded in the past year. The Sunshine State’s unemployment rate fell on April 3 to consider the matter. to 7.7 per cent in February, down from Seattle abandoned its drone pro9 per cent a year earlier. gram after community protests in FebNorth Dakota once again held the ruary. The city’s police department nation’s lowest unemployment rate, had purchased two drones through a at 3.3 per cent. The state is benefiting federal grant without consulting the from a boom in oil and natural gas city council. production. Nebraska had the secondIn Congress, Rep. Ed Markey, Dlowest rate, at 3.8 per cent. Mass., co-chairman of the House’s Overall, 42 states added jobs in Febprivacy caucus, has introduced a bill ruary from January, and just eight lost that prohibits the Federal Aviation jobs. The biggest monthly job gains Administration from issuing drone licame in Texas (up nearly 81,000) and censes unless the applicant provides a California (up more than 41,000). statement explaining who will operate the drone, where it will be flown, what kind of data will be collected, how the data will be used, whether the information will be sold to third parties and the period for which the information will be retained. Privacy advocates acknowledge the many benign uses of drones. In Mesa County, Colo., for example, an annual landfill survey using manned aircraft In the meantime, the company will cost about $10,000. The county recently release another round of BlackBerry 7 performed the same survey using a models in some countries, which condrone for about $200. Drones can help police departments tinue to use the old operating system. Heins doesn’t want to miss out on find missing people, reconstruct traffic accidents and act as lookouts for SWAT teams. Real estate agents can have them film videos of properties and surrounding neighbourhoods, offering clients a better-than-bird’s-eye view though one that neighbours may not wish to have shared. “Any legislation that restricts the use of this kind of capability to For $300 dollar loan for 14 days total cost of borrowing serve the public is putis $30 dollars. Annual percentage rate is (APR)=260.71%. ting the public at risk,” Limited time offer. said Steve Gitlin, viceDowntown Co-op Plaza, Red Deer 403-342-6700 president of AeroVironment, a leading maker of smaller drones.

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The toast of cottage country COTTAGE SEASON BUG WILL BITE SOON Ah, the cottage. That hallowed destination where pressures ease, life slows and clocks stop. Dreamy, eh? Before you’ve even hit the highway, you’ve already started your lakeside countdown; your laptop and inbox are but distant memories, while thoughts of your boss and your demanding colleagues have been left just where they should be; at the office. Aye, this is you time. Cottage time. Family time. Free time. And, you’re gonna make the best of every single moment. But what will your cottage be like when you arrive, addled after a long, arduous drive? COLIN & A vision of homely perfecJUSTIN tion with gorgeous furniture and a well appointed kitchen to concoct delicious downtime delights? And how does your garden grow? Is your verdant patch the toast of cottage country? Come on, tell the truth and shame the devil. Are you happy with your nest or does it somehow miss the target? If the latter category applies, worry not, you’re in good company; our own cabin has a long way to go before attaining the level of perfection we hope it will eventually enjoy. But OMG, we have big plans. If you, like us, crave info, be assured; there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hallelujah! Make space in your diary to visit the Spring Cottage Life Show, which runs from April 5 to 7 at the International Centre in Mississagua. Packed with innovation, renovation and motivation, it’s sure to please. From floating dock and boat retailers to log homebuilders and naturalized shoreline landscapers, there’ll be an aspect to titillate every attendee. Add advice on decorating, lighting, roofing and alternate energy systems and the show is sure to be a great day out, no matter how big — or small — your ambition or budget. Indeed, it was during the event’s sister show, last fall, that we, ourselves, were bitten by the cottage bug. Wandering the bustling halls, we felt a flush of excitement, an emotional rush which subsequently delivered us to Muskoka in search of the perfect getaway. Six months later, we maintain that visiting the


brought back from the other side. When we’re in charge, that is. So where did our girl go wrong? Well, you know, everywhere. Her decorative plan failed due to her inability to master the paint chart or, for that matter, the basic rules of lighting. She’d also been confounded by her midget gem’s scale, freely admitting it simply got the better of her. As we chatted (wincing, all the time, at decor which would have given our grannies the willies) it became clear our client actually had good taste but no clue as to how she might set it free. Her only real instruction was to utilize a muted colour palette. We suggested mid-tone blue and softest green. Her eyes lit up. She also hoped we’d maximize the feeling of space wherever possible. So we opened our little book of Scottish spells and started to talk. In Highland tongues . . . So, was this an expensive reversion? Some aspects, certainly, attracted higher costs, but other elements, such as decor and drywalling, were eminently more affordable.

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show was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. This in mind, we’re doubly thrilled at the prospect of visiting again, this time as guest speakers. So, pull the cord and stand well back; we’re storming the main stage at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Since revealing our cottage (pre-transformation) in these very pages, we’ve developed plans and sharpened our pencils and will be showcasing everything in layered detail. But what if you don’t own — or have access to — a cottage? How about if you simply want to embellish or redesign your regular home in such a way as to add a spot of country flair? Well, in that case, the show is still an exciting prospect; many exhibitors display products that would be as relevant in a suburban semi as they would a city townhome, or even a condo. And besides; what’s wrong with a little lakeside dreaming? Which brings us neatly on to today’s before and after; a cottage-inspired reno for a city girl who desperately hoped to suffuse her distinctly gloomy abode with a spot of rural charm. Although constructed just 25 years past, the place boasted as much allure as the cabin from The Evil Dead. But of course, just like Zombies, rooms can be

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Question: How can I make the floors warmer in my 130-year-old cottage? I’ve stuffed insulation batts between the floor joists above the crawlspace, but it didn’t help. Answer: Crawlspaces and cold floors usually go together, and as you’ve discovered, regular insulation doesn’t help much. Air movement is the reason why. Crawlspaces typically have lots of air moving through them, but it’s not like you can seal them off, either. Ventilation is usually essential to prevent rot down there, but ventilation also whistles right through fiberglass batts. There’s also the distinct possibility that batts will fall down in time, if they haven’t already offered a welcome STEVE home for mice. MAXWELL All this is why a far better approach involves spray foam delivered in DIY kits. I prefer polyurethane formulations because it’s got a 40-year track record, it’s closed cell so it seals out moisture and air movement, and it offers exceptionally warm results. Three inches of polyurethane foam applied to the underside of the subfloor makes a world of difference. Tiger Foam (; 888.844.3736) is a Canadian brand that I’ve used personally with success. They offer a one-on-one technical assistance service by phone or email, and direct delivery to your home, if you want. The worst part of the job will be removing the insulation you’ve got in place now, but the results will be worth it.



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COTTAGE: Doing it right Sometimes though, to achieve perfect results, you have to bite the bullet and invest. Mindful of garden proximity, we removed the double window, opting instead for French doors to tempt the outdoors in. This done, we converted the existing narrow doorway into a window using a dwarf wall and a double glazed unit. A structural report revealed both apertures already had steel beams and, consequently, our project simplified. Never bulldoze without seeking professional advice and always respect building code. At an event last week to celebrate Mike Holmes 10 years on HGTV, he explained that repairing damage caused by those who disrespect building codes remains a huge challenge. Aye, in the words of the master, “Make it Right.” RENDER BENDER First thing to go was the fake brick elevation, which we drywalled to simplify. This task, for us, was a future-proofing problem solver; the brick, left as we found it, would have forced decorating decisions in the present tense and during reversion further down the line. The new blank canvas established, we redecorated in simple, fresh tones to create immediate atmosphere. Less is more, troops. Less is more. SOFA AND CHAIRS Consider, for a moment, the hellish pleather sofa, an unappealing burgundy affair with the allure of a lump of liverwurst. In a considered attempt to capture the spirit of ‘cottage,’ we started from scratch and custom designed space-saving chairs (without arms) and a new fabric sofa with more bum space than its plastic predecessor. We’ll happily buy off the shelf when rooms are generous, but counsel it’s worth investing in tailormade pieces when proportions are restricted. BURNING ISSUE As long as — and only if — specialist heat resistant paint is employed, there’s no reason a standard log-burning stove can’t be re-coloured. Endeavouring to brighten the room, we changed the black appliance using softest cream and it immediately ‘pops’ our scheme. In another modern twist, we specified heat resistant toughened glass as a bed for the stove and its easy-clean finish makes maintenance a breeze. TELEVISION We couldn’t bear to let a television blight an otherwise dreamy esthetic, so we designed a vented, removable cover; a simple painting with a retaining lip at the rear which slots over the front of the TV. When switched off, the artwork enjoys centre stage but, when our client fancies a spot of flat-

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screen recreation, she only has to whip it off, flick the switch and settle in front of her favourite show. DETAILING, DRESSING AND ACCESSORIES Pinch-top drapery set on a white timber pole proffers a fuss-free look, while checkered blinds are an elegant secondary layer. We chose a mirrored coffee table with drawers to tame clutter, and stuffed vases with casual florals to add further country charm. Mirrored candlesticks, naive framed artworks, and touchy-feely cushions in low-key shades are the finishing touches that ensure a casual relaxed feel. So, now everyone’s happy. Our client has the home of her dreams and its revisit finds us invigorated, standing at the helm of our own cottage adventure. That said, there exists an element of trepidation; the prospect of pale, kilted pins darting around Muskoka . . . and black flies, mosquitoes and wasps in hot pursuit. But be warned, timorous beasties, the last mozzy that nibbled on us had to check into the Betty Ford Clinic as a matter of urgency. Aye, there’s whisky in them thar veins! The Spring Cottage Life Show runs from April 5 to 7 at the International Centre. We’ll be on the Main Stage at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 6. For more information visit

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All visible depressions were patched more than 20 years ago, but unpatched areas have now been revealed after I removed old insulation to prepare for finishing. Do these areas need to be patched? Answer: If the depressions have been dry for a couple of decades, then you could certainly leave them as-is. That said, wisdom calls for patching and waterproofing since this job is easy at this stage and continued dry results are crucial behind your new finished walls. You never know when a waterproof coating could save you from trouble later on. Polyurethane caulking is an excellent option for filling the depressions left behind by concrete forms, followed by a coating of masonry waterproofing compound over all walls. Drylok and Xypex work best according to my research. Question: What should I do with the heating ducts in the basement space I’m finishing? I want things nice and warm down there, but it’s not right now. Answer: Basements are often colder than they need to be and that’s because heating ducts are almost never arranged properly. Hot air ducts have got to be at floor level, but even more important than this is proper location of the return air ducts. These must also be installed at floor


High-quality hand tools are a great way to start a woodworking hobby. Here a chisel is being sharpened. level, located as far away from hot air ducts as possible. This arrangement is necessary to prevent cold pockets of stagnant air in the bottom half of basement rooms.

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More new products from Surface Innovation caught my eye. Natureflex tiles are made from two interesting sources: Pearlamina and Prisma are made from hand-laid Capiz shells. Their sparkle is beautiful in a bathroom. Natura tiles and panels are made from Water-Hyacinth plants, an organic design for headboards, lamp shades, as well as wall features. The combination of flexibility and natural sourcing of the base materials makes these tiles and panels an exciting addition to the decorating market. With flexibility comes a host of new ways to show off and live with nature’s beautiful stones, woods and grasses. Now it’s your turn to come up with a scenario that will give your rooms an update that sizzles. Here’s a great solution for updating a fireplace. The variety of tiles makes excellent choices for both traditional and modern applications. Revert a kitchen or dining room tabletop to a fabulous conversation piece with a granite or sandstone finish. One new project will inject captivating character to your home. Debbie Travis’ House to Home column is produced by Debbie Travis and Barbara Dingle. Please email your questions to You can follow Debbie on Twitter at www.twitter. com/debbie_travis, and visit Debbie’s new website,


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Older man looking for relationship with younger woman Dear Harlan; I’m a 62-year-old divorced male. I’ve Now that I know he has feelings for me, should I been alone for 12 years since the divorce from my tell him I do, too? I think he might not want things to wife. The older I get, the more I feel it would be nice get awkward, so he doesn’t want to bring it up. to have a girlfriend. But there are several obstacles Is he waiting for me to bring it up? — Confused involved. Friend I’m retired, on a fixed income, rent a small apartDear Confused Friend: What kind of horrible ment, have health issues and have a hard time driv- friend are you? ing at night. I also do not relate well to women my This poor guy expressed his feelings for you in age. front of a room full of people and you I’ve found I’d rather be in the company haven’t confessed your mutual attraction? of women 30 to 40, but these females look It doesn’t get any bigger or bolder than at me as though I was an old man. this. What more does this guy need to do I’m slender and told I’m good-looking, to move from the friend zone? Rent a billso I assume it’s my age that turns these board? Propose at halftime during a sportwomen off. ing event? Finally, there is a woman my age I’m If you have feelings for this guy, stop considering asking out. She is a former torturing him and tell him. classmate. We saw each other at a reHe put himself out there — now it’s union. She is now a widow with three your turn. The longer you ignore what he lovely daughters, all whom are married. expressed, the more awkward it will be. She lives in an upper-class neighborTell him with a big kiss and maybe he hood and has her own home. However, will forgive you for waiting so long. when I consider telephoning her, I feel I Dear Harlan; I was browsing one of my have nothing to offer her. favorite artist’s Facebook site and found a HARLAN Should I take the risk and call her? If really funny comment from a random guy. COHEN not, how do I find a long-term relationship I was bored and looked at his profile. with a younger woman? — Dating Again I was pleasantly surprised by how attracDear Dating: Why would a younger or tive he was and by our shared interests. older woman be interested in you? You He lives on the other side of the counjust told me that you have nothing to offer. try, but for some reason his profile hung in the back That’s not attractive to any woman of any age. of my mind. One day, I looked him up again and sent Instead of dating, create something to offer. Get him a Facebook message. a job, if possible. Volunteer and do something that Since we’re not Facebook friends, it was sent to feeds your soul. his “Other” inbox. He hasn’t replied, but I can’t help Dive into an interest that will put you in rooms but wonder if he read the message. I NEVER add or with women of all ages. The better you feel, the less message strangers on Facebook. It’s not my thing. I you’ll focus on why you aren’t good enough. consider myself fairly normal and with good intenNo matter the age, women love to laugh, feel loved tions. and have someone who will listen. That’s it. I’ve been debating whether I should just send him As for meeting women, do things you love to do a straight-out friend request, but I’m thinking he where you can naturally meet these women. might think it’s scary, creepy and intense — after all, Put yourself online so they can find you and be it’s possible that he saw the message and just doesn’t found. But first, make sure you have something to of- fancy talking to strangers. What would you suggest? fer. Offering nothing will get you nothing. — Facebook Friendly Dear Harlan; I was recently an audience member Dear Facebook: Most Facebook users don’t realize at one of your dating and relationship events. that if someone sends you email via Facebook and I learned a lot about myself and my relationships isn’t your friend, the message is sent to the inbox from the past. I also learned that my best guy friend marked “Other.” has had feelings for me. I find messages in my Other box all the time. In You called him out. He admitted this to me in fact, I found out a note from a girl who had a crush front of a room full of strangers, but would never tell on me in 2007. Her name is Katy Perry. I blew that me directly. one.


If the mystery man is reading this: Go to your Facebook mail and read your messages. Look on the top of the inbox and look for the header “Other.” Then, read the messages you never knew people had sent to you. As for your situation, absolutely send him a friend request. You can include a note to tell him that you saw his post and thought he looked interesting. And avoid telling him you’re normal with good intentions. Normal people with good intentions don’t need to do any convincing. Dear Harlan; I work for a small family-owned business. When I started working there two years ago, I had lots of questions. Management wasn’t helpful. I then became friends with a very knowledgeable male employee about the job that I do. He answered questions that my supervisor wouldn’t answer. I call him after work or text him because we do not always work the same shift. Our conversations are mostly about work, but sometimes they’re about our families. We are both happily married. Lately the clique at work keeps harassing us when we try to talk in person. Apparently they would like to think that there is more to this friendship. How can we make sure people do not misconstrue our friendship for more? — Louise Dear Louise: Avoid holding hands with him at work and submitting receipts for “business” at the Motel 6. Co-workers with time to spare and little passion for their work will do things to make work more exciting. As long as you aren’t being inappropriate, ignore it. If you can’t ignore it, tell them that it makes you uncomfortable when they make these comments. If that doesn’t stop it, bring it up to a supervisor, and do it in writing. You should not be bullied and harassed at work. But make sure the problem is the harassment, and not that you actually have feelings for this man. Your co-workers might be reflecting what they see — you have a crush on your work spouse. Harlan is author of “Getting Naked: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober)” (St. Martin’s Press). Write Harlan at or visit online: All letters submitted become property of the author. Send paper to Help Me, Harlan!, 3501 N. Southport Ave., Suite 226, Chicago, IL 60657.

Hockey causes most sports-related brain injuries in kids BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Hockey accounts for almost half of all traumatic brain injuries among Canadian children and teens taking part in team sports, says a study, which also looks at how and why kids are getting hurt. The toll taken by five other sports, including soccer and baseball, is also broken out in the study — as well as what steps could be taken to help prevent such potentially devastating injuries as concussions, brain contusions and brain hemorrhages. “Studies up until now really haven’t put a lot of focus on the reason why children and youth are getting brain injuries in sports,” said principal researcher Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “And if we’re going to keep people in sports, which has tons of benefits to it, we need to understand why they’re getting hurt. “If we understand why they’re getting hurt, we can develop means by which to prevent them and make the sport relatively safer.” The study looked at almost 13,000 injured children aged five to 19 between 1990 and 2009, using data from the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program (CHIRPP), which tracks visits to emergency rooms at 11 pediatric hospitals and three general hospitals across the country. More than 80 per cent of children and teens with brain injuries were male, with an average age of 13. Researchers found that hockey accounted for 44.3 per cent of all brain injuries, with almost 70 per cent of them occurring in children 11 and older as a result of player-to-player contact or being hit into the boards. Surprisingly, said Cusimano, young hockey players are still getting hurt because of being checked from behind

by an opponent — a move that’s been banned by organized leagues for more than 20 years. “But still 10 per cent of the kids with brain injuries — and this amounts across Canada to several thousand kids a year — are still getting their brain injury because someone hit them from behind,” he said. “So they’ve been body-checked from behind either into the boards or into another player and sustained a brain injury.” Cusimano said hockey leagues at all levels need to make penalties for such infractions harsher and more strictly enforced as a means of preventing brain trauma in young players, which can potentially have life-long cognitive and psychosocial consequences. The study, published Thursday in the journal PLoS ONE, categorized injuries by players’ ages, what sport they occurred in — both informal and organized activities — and the mechanisms that caused them. Soccer was second on the list, accounting for 19 per cent of those with a sports-related brain injury. Most of those injured were aged between 10 and 19, with the most common reason being struck by another player, a kick to the head, or a head-on-head collision. Among players ages five to nine, brain injuries occurred most often from striking a surface or slamming into a goal post. “There’s a really straightforward solution here,” said Cusimano. “Padding the goal posts could have potentially prevented a large number of these brain injuries in young children.” Football and rugby were behind 13 per cent and 5.6 per cent, respectively, of the brain injuries sustained by young people who sought treatment at a hospital ER. Being struck by another player, usually in a tackle, was the most likely cause.

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Basketball also led to brain injury victims, most of them hurt from being elbowed on the court, especially as kids got older. “It’s getting more common across more sports,” Cusimano said of player contact causing injury. “Kids are getting more competitive and therefore more aggressive as they get into the higher age groups. “As well, their weight and speed is increasing. These are prime physical factors that are going to predict brain injuries as well — the speed of the collision and the momentum that somebody hits another player with.” Baseball, too, ran up its score of harms, accounting for 6.5 per cent of sports-related brain injuries. Young kids were at the highest risk for getting seriously hurt, mostly by contact with a

ball or bat. “We could do a lot of prevention with the young kids, because they’re primarily getting hit by the bat and the ball,” often because they’re standing too close to the batter, said Cusimano. “So this says a lot for parents in supervision of children, not to just give a five- or six- or seven-year-old kid a bat to go play in the backyard. They’ve got to be properly supervised and properly taught not to stand too close to the batter.” Helmets also should be used by young children, no matter whether they’re on an organized team or playing in the school yard or in a park, he said. “I think we can instill the idea at a very young age that it’s important to protect your brain.”

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): It goes without forces are on your side this year. saying that your attraction powers are heightened. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You crave uncovering your own power and your ability to get rid At the same time, be watchful over the type of of limiting situations. You want to face your fears, characters you might be attracting at this time. Do phobias or your suspicions in a very direct fashion. not become paranoid over everyone you meet and Look at your past for clues about your next course do give others the benefit of the doubt. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): On the relationof action. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Warmth and lov- ship front, you may consider an ongoing alliance ing gestures may seem hard to receive now. It rather clandestine or simply, something that others seems as though you have to work harder in order may not totally approve of. Whatever it is, you preto feel accepted. You’re feeling a certain burden fer to keep it all to yourself and let it sink in. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It’s time to sort out which sets pressure on your personal growth and who is truly your friend and who is simply there to self evolution. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a typical take advantage of your generosity. As buoyant as day when taking care of the mundane stuff around you may feel these days, you need to be rather careful as to who you let into your life. the house and around your physical CANCER (June 21-July 22): ASTRO health should be diligently taken care There are plenty of obligations that of. Routine may feel like a burden toDOYNA are waiting to be met. You demonday, but deep down inside you know strate a strong desire to take care of that it has to be done. every single detail of your life in order CANCER (June 21-July 22): If to meet your life’s demands. This is children have become a great deal of responsibility to you, seek some help. You might a prosperous time to indulge in a rather peaceful have invested single-handedly a lot of your time environment. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Interaction and activiand effort into their lives which now have quite burties taken abroad will bring you a marvellous endensome. You deserve some fun times as well. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may tend to work ergy and attitude towards life’s little treasures. Fun and struggle more than you need to. Lightening and pleasure are highly abundant now if you allow up and experiencing lifeís little pleasures should yourself to dive into its exciting journey. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Being on the same be on your agenda for today. Stop struggling with your own feelings of inhibition and be open to new- page with your sweetheart may not seem as easy as you have desired. You seek a certain comfortness. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An open communi- ing closure and much needed reassurance relating cation and frankness with your mate are primordial to domestic matters. Follow through your innerfor your union. Discussions may seem a tad too most feelings. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are shaken serious, but healthy for the long-run. You will both once you feel that inequality settles in your closfeel more emotionally attached living in certainty. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may find it hard est relationships. You believe in a fair share of to experience a harmonious relationship in a light- domestic power along with an honest commitment hearted, exciting kind of way. Pleasure doesn’t from both parties. Emphasize the importance of a come easily to you now and you may believe that sincere agreement. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today you may love has a high price on it which you cannot afford. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): This is your kind experience a higher need to consume foods and of day where you are able to excel mostly by being drinks. The desire to indulge yourself into injudiin your own element, which is intense and pas- cious spending is highly likely today. Examine your sionate. Your aphrodisiacs of the day are taboo budgetary limits prior to the actual deed of spendsubjects, mysteries of all kinds and a hint of your ing. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may own powerful transformative energies. expose your emotions quite demonstratively today SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are still feeling mostly reflective and private. You are and put your feelings on a big display. There’s comfortable within your own company as you are nothing wrong in letting your fiery desires burn, as temporarily in need of some seclusion. It won’t long as it’s not burning anyone you consider vital in your life. take much before you’re back to the old self. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You tranCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Personal pleasures and a harmonious living environment scend into a spiritual path of solitude and deeply might come pricey right now. Do not let past griev- into your subconscious mind. You search for hidances rule your actions and feelings. You need to den clues as to what’s restricting you from comchange your attitude and believe that you are re- pletely exploring your everyday life. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be ally worth of being loved and nurtured for. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You seek rec- wary of individuals who may not seem to ognition and validation for being as persistent and mind their own business. Do not become as ambitious as you have successfully strived to suspicious of everyone you come into be. Hard work should pay off and you’re already contact with either, but keep your probing envisioning an enhanced picture of your current eyes wide open. It’s always a wise idea to sort through our contact list. life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): This is PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your empathy usually the time when you seek recogniand your understanding to other peopleís emotional needs. It may be hard for you to deny in helping tion and validation from others. You want them out. You may experience visionary dreams to be acknowledged for your efforts and during this time or some telepathic intuitions of you want to be noticed for your enhanced new acquisitions. those around you. Astro Doyna is an internationally Syndicated astrologer/columnist.



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Man’s habits are a turn-off for partner Dear Annie: I’m in love with a wonderful man who has a couple of habits I can’t seem to get past no matter how often I tell myself they aren’t important. My partner is 47, smokes heavily, does not exercise and spends a good part of each day playing online poker. I am by no means a health fanatic or a model of productivity, but I do my best to stay in shape and live a relatively healthy, active life. His habits don’t hurt me personally, but I can’t help finding them distasteful and a turn-off. And that’s the last thing I want to feel about someone I’m in love with. I also believe in letting people be who they are. So am I even within my rights asking him to change these habits “or else”? Or am I being too demanding, considering his otherwise excellent qualities? I’m afraid that the way I feel about these quirks will eventually overshadow the beautiful, positive feelings I have for him. That is depressing to contemplate. — Hoping for Change Dear Hoping: These “quirks” do affect you if you live together or share finances. Secondhand smoke can be deadly for you, and someone who plays online poker might have a gambling problem. You cannot force a person to stop smoking, but you can refuse to live in that environment. You also cannot demand that he stop gambling, but if he is addicted and unwilling to quit, you will have an ongoing issue about money. He may have wonderful qualities that you appreciate, but we don’t see him as a long-term partner unless he is willing to work on these things. Dear Annie: I’m 12 years old and started middle school in the fall. I’ve begun hanging out with a group of four other girls. I never really talked to them until this year.


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ENNS William 1927-2013 Mr. William Enns of Delburne passed away at the Ponoka Centennial Centre on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at the age of 86 years. William was born on February 11, 1927 in Morris, Manitoba, to Henrietta Unger and Peter J. Enns. As a young adult, William joined the Military Service and fought in WWII until being discharged in September of 1945. He then met the love of his life, Eleanor Cooper, and started a family. In 1962, they moved to the Delburne/Red Deer area where William worked as a Butcher for Red Deer Packers. Along the years, he was also employed with the City of Red Deer. William will be lovingly remembered by h i s l o v i n g w i f e , E l e a n o r, children; Bill (Nadine), Russell (Bonnie), Darlene, and Holly (Richard), eight grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers; Stan and Art. William was predeceased by his son, Roger Enns. A Funeral Service will be held at the Salvation Army Community Church, 4837 - 54 Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Alto-Reste Cemetery, Highway 11 East, Red Deer County, prior to the service, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, d o n a t i o n s i n M r. W i l l i a m Enns’ name may be made directly to the Alzheimer’s Society, 104 - 4805 - 48 Avenue Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

SKUTAR Robert Son, Brother & Friend! It is with profound sadness that the family of Robert Skutar have to announce his passing on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at the age of 25 years. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert Skutar’s name may be made directly to the Canadian Red Cross, 3030 55 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

KUNDERT Grace Monetta (nee Alexander) 1929 - 2013 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest Gracie on March 24, 2013, at the age of 83 years. Grace was the youngest and last survivor of six siblings born to William and Jane Alexander, formerly of Dawson Creek, B.C. She spent her youth in the Peace River Country and met the love of her life, William (Bill) Kundert (1927-2010), at a dance in Pouce Coupe. They married in 1950 and were transferred quite regularly to various locations in Alberta as Bill followed his banking career. Prior to marrying, Grace had attended the Academy of Useful Arts in Calgary and received a certificate in dressmaking. She was a stylish and gifted seamstress and had plenty of opportunities to utilize her training as she and Bill raised their five girls. She remained a dedicated homemaker until her daughters were young adults and then joined the workforce in Calgary with part time employment at Marks and Spencers and later at Eatons. But nothing gave her greater joy than family. Her sense of humour, singing and loving personality will be missed by all, especially at the family gatherings affectionately called the Kundert swarms as well as the Christmas Hymn Sings where her favourite “Christmas in Killarney” was an annual delight. Night, night, kiss, kiss dear Gracie. Love you forever; Shirley (Frank O’Maley) and her children Michelle and Stephane and great grandchild Dylan; Kathryn (David Thompson) and their child Patricia Grace (deceased); Patricia (Ralph Salomons) and their children Brett, Laura and Michael; Elizabeth (Robert Cameron) and their children Colin and Will; Janet Kundert and her children Kassandra and Gregory. She is also survived by her brothers-in-law; Karl Kundert of Medicine Hat and Robert Harper of Dawson Creek and one sister-in-law, Theresa Alexander of Dawson Creek. Friends and family are welcome to come and pay their respects at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. A Funeral Service will be held at the same location on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. Interment will be the following day on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in Medicine Hat, at the Hillside Cemetery 974-13 St SW, where she will be reunited with her beloved Bill. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222


In Memoriam

GOLDIE Gerald James Gerald Goldie passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013 in the West Park Lodge at the age of 85 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 59 years; his children, Carole (Gordon) Rear, R. Neil (Ruth) Federspiel, Linda Federspiel, Merlyn (Lynn), Myrna (Roy) Jamieson, Brenda (Mel) Ebeling, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, relatives and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gerald’s Memory can be made to the Red Deer Lending Cupboard, 5406 - 43 St., Red Deer, AB, T4N 1C9. The family wishes to thank all the caregivers and staff at the West Park Lodge for their awesome care. Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES RED DEER.

HOWELL - Virginia In a nearby cemetery where gentle breezes blow, lies the one we love so dearly, whom we lost two years ago. Her resting place we visit and put flowers there with care, but no one knows the heartache as we turn and leave her there. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. It broke our hearts to lose you but you never went alone,for parts of us went with you the day God took you home. They say memories are golden for some that may be true, but we never wanted memories, we only wanted you. Forever missed and forever loved, your family.


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I AM a 56 yr. old widower/ farmer who is looking for an attractive, unattached farm girl, 48 - 62 yr. old lady to come live with me on the farm and help with all things, e.g. driving small grain trucks, raking hay etc. Must have clean driver’s licence, like cattle, and Dental small dogs. You should be h a p p y, g o o d s e n s e o f RDA LEVEL II humor and have a positive / ADMINISTRATOR attitude, n/s, and very light required for Dr. Rogers drinker as I do not drink. Please provide picture & office. We are growing and phone number. Reply to would like to include a new Box 1037, c/o R. D. Advo- F/T team member to our cate, 2950 Bremner Ave., office. Mon-Fri, great hours, no evenings or weekends. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Please fax 403-340-2160 or email Personals No phone calls please.



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HOWARD & COMPANY Real Estate Appraisers requires a F/T Office Assistant. Experience in MS Office and office skills are an asset. Please send resumes to: davidhorn@ or drop off at Unit 906, Second floor, Parkland Mall, Red Deer. POSITION FILLED

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1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

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

Administrative / Personal Assistant to Medical Specialist – Red Deer. Position Summary: This role is responsible for providing a broad scope of administrative and personal support to a medical specialist in the field of Pediatrics. Primary Focus: The primary focus of this position is to provide support to the physician within the environment of a medical practice, through the coordination of administrative, operational and support duties.

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

You will find success based on your ability to: • Assist the physician in monitoring and coordinating all administrative, operational and support duties, including following-up and reporting on all active issues. • Establishing a friendly and efficient reception environment, sensitive to patient needs, and interactions with the physician. • Preparing a variety of correspondence of a highly confidential and diverse nature, including letters and reports, ensuring a high degree of grammatical accuracy. • Developing a thorough understanding of patient needs and support thereof within the confines of patient confidentiality. • Arranging all aspects of the physician’s calendar and scheduling. • Arranging meetings with external parties, arranging facilities and catering as necessary. • Although providing administrative support is the primary objective, various sundry duties are also required from time to time.


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As the ideal candidate you possess: • A High School Diploma. • Medical terminology training and experience is preferred. • Post-secondary education in office administration is preferred.

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NEW Red Deer Based busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS. Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence is necessary & oilfield tickets is an asset. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screen test. Please forward all resumes to:



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Parkland CLASS is currently seeking Resid Clearview Ridge Clearview Dr. & Supervisors to manage the overall program delive Crossley St. area 3 individuals with developmental disabilities living $202.00/mo. residential home. Responsibilities include: providing care, participating in the development & implemen Deerpark Area of personalized plans, training, supervising a te 3 blks of Duston St. approximately 5-12 employees & budget manage Denmark Crsc & Hours of work are 40 hrs. /wk., primarily days, Mo West half of however, you will be required to work some evenings and weekends. Donnelly Crsc. Quali¿cations: A Degree/Diploma in Human Services, Social work or a r ¿eld. Preferably, you will have 3–5 years of experience working with indiv with developmental disabilities, as well as, excellent interpersonal, team bu and leadership skills. Experience responding to behaviours of concern, as with personal care and/or working with medically fragile individuals would be Salary: $3466.80 - $3518.80 A valid class 5 driver’s license and your own transportation are required. We will be hiring permanent and temporary Residential Supervisors. discussed further at interview. Questions can be directed to Claudia R 403 347-3333.


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

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Start your career! SLOPED ROOFERS See Help Wanted LABOURERS 9 INDUSTRIAL & FLAT ROOFERS maintenance painters req’d, DRIVERS for furniture F/T year round work moving company, class 5 Valid Driver’s Licence $17-$21/per hr. min. 3 yrs required (5 tons), local & preferred. Fax or email exp. with sandblasting long distance. Competitive and spray painting. wages. Apply in person. or (403)341-6722 Duties: sandblasting, 6630 71 St. Bay 7 sanding, painting, coating NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Red Deer. 403-347-8841 and hydo-blasting. Celebrate your life MEGA CRANES is looking Apply at Hall Industrial with a Classified for a ticketed crane and Contracting, ANNOUNCEMENT boom truck operator. Must BURBANK INDUSTRIAL have Class 1. Good PARK, Site 9, Box 147, wages, benefits, 10% Blackfalds, AB Heavy Duty holiday pay, RRSP’s, and or email: wayne@ Mechanic: most evenings and Required : Apprentices will ends off. Fax resume to or fax 403-885-8886 be considered. Experience 885-4269 or email in all make and models of Cen-Con Concrete diesel engine is required Inc. for this full time position. Has a f/t employment Knowledge of air compres- Misc. opportunity in our sors, generator units and Help prepping/forming crew. pumps would be an asset. Carpentry experience The successful applicant would be an asset. must have excellent comMust have a driver’s munication skills, both oral license. & written. The position We offer competitive requires a person who has wages, combined with a a strong work ethic and be deluxe benefit pkg. able to work with minimal Drop off resume to: supervision in a fast paced requires a 7809 48 Ave. or fax to work environment. 403-340-1246. We wish to thank all email: applicants for their interest. Only those considered will Competitive be contacted. Salary Forward Resume: Eagle Builders is expandFax (403)343-2199 ing its facility to double plus benefits E-Mail: production. We are curApply in Person rently seeking the following LICENSED mechanic for to join our team in truck maintenance on 20 Blackfalds for all shifts: truck fleet. Reply to Box * Concrete Finishers 1036, c/o R. D. Advocate, * General Labourers 2950 Bremner Ave., Red No Calls Please Top Wages paid based on Deer, AB T4R 1M9 or fax Tired of Standing? experience. Full Benefits resume to 403-346-0295 Find something to sit on and Uniform Package in Classifieds included. Visit our website S M A L L R U R A L M E AT for more detailed job SHOP in central AB lookdescriptions at www. ing for F/T meat cutter. AppliKnowledge of cutting cants are able to apply hanging carcasses online or fax resumes to n e e d e d . R e n t a l h o u s e ADULT or YOUTH Human Resources CARRIERS avail. within walking dis403 885 5516 or e-mail: tance of meat shop. NEEDED Please call 403-843-4383 For delivery of



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

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: and/or fax 403-347-7913

BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not Please email your resumes necessary. If you have a to clean commercial drivers or fax to 403-348-8109. abstract and would like to start making good money. GOODMEN fax or email resume and ROOFING LTD. comm.abstract to Requires 403-337-3758 or

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NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934

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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

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

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


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



NORTH Day Home space for 3 over 3. Phone 403-506-1767



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


Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.



EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 IF you demand the best call Applebottoms 403-550-0558

Handyman Services


BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. Spring & summer bookings. Res./com. Your full service handyman. Brian 403-598-3857 GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Massage Therapy


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Misc. Services



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Gentle Touch Massage

4919 50 St. New staff. Daily Specials. New rear entry, lots of parking. 403-341-4445 HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269 LINDA’S CHINESE MASSAGE


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

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


SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. SYLVAN 2 Bdrm. 1 bath 5 appls., avail. April 1, $1025 + gas & elec. 403-341-9974

Manufactured Homes


3 BDRM. mobile, furnished, 15 mins E. of Rocky. Fenced yard. Main street Condor. $800/mo. + DD & utils. 6 appls. Apr. 1st. 403-877-4601

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


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


Household Appliances

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042

Household Furnishings



Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514


Stereos TV's, VCRs



COLECO VISION w/35 games, $180 obo 403-782-3847 SONY mini stereo, $60 obo stereo sub woofer, $30 obo 403-782-3847




available for Shares Great investment opportunity

Acme, AB Please contact Ed Miller 403-546-2278 Ext. 3 Email: EdMiller@


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

Pasture/Land Wanted


SUPER Nintendo w/super scope gun, 14 games, PASTURE needed for 50 $180 obo 403-782-3847 cow/calf pairs in central Alberta area. 403-347-0127


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MISC. furniture, some antiques, collectibles, exercise equipt. and more, all in new cond. 403-340-8880 WORK bench 7’ long x 16”D x 37”H 2 shelves, closed back with 8 doors 10 1/2” W $60; four 4 L jugs of antifreeze coolant and some gas line antifreeze bottles all for $7; 2 10’ tow ropes $10/ea; 1 tire foot pump with pressure gauge, multi purpose $10; 1 lg. blue enamel roaster $10 403-314-2026

Musical Instruments


ROCKER amplifier RX-100 $50 403-227-2976

Painters/ Decorators



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



EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW ON ACREAGE IN RED DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 bath, rent $2000 + DD avail. 403-346-5885


Houses/ Duplexes

Call for more info 403-588-2550


*This weekend only!*. BLACKFALDS: 2 storey, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, upgrades, a must see! $376,500 2 bdrm. 2 bath. $297,900. Inclds. all fees, sod & appls. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294 OPEN HOUSE Apr 6th, 11-2 pm 438 - 4th Ave. Elnora. kijiji 458014535


INNISFAIL older 3 bdrm. house, lrg. lot. $975/mo. 403-886-5342 or 357-7817

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Family oriented acreages w/rolling hills, pristine ponds and poplar woodlands. $150,000-$160,000

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1/2 duplex in 50 + area in Olds. 1100 sq. ft. 2 bdrm., 3 bath, 2 car garage. $259,900 403-507-0028

3 Bdrm. with single garage in adult gated community. $172,500. Help-U-Sell RD 403-342-7355 Great for retirement. 2 bdrm., 2 Bath 1/2 duplex in Olds. Attached garage. $242,500. 403-507-0028

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


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


Rooms For Rent

CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546

104x353 lot in the heart of Sylvan Lake. Excellent location for future development. $499,900.

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Mauricia 403-340-0225

Freshly reno’d fabulous 4 bdrm. w/dbl garage on a quiet Ave. $309,000.

Penhold new home! 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 6 appls, upgrades galore. $267,900




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


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


LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820

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Lots For Sale


WANTED F. roommate, 30 - 45, must have a job, no kids, Rent. $350./mo. Reply to Box 1038, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9. Also see ad under personal column.



1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444

Roommates Wanted

MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225

Income Property

4 bdrm 1/2 duplex in a great family neighbourhood in Sylvan Lake. $239,800

4 bdrm., 3 bath with a warm, welcoming open floorplan. $349,900

Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555 SYLVAN LAKE HURRY!! CALL TODAY Only 1 large building lot left for sale in Lakeway Landing. Quiet close location in New Lakeway Landing Subdivision Sylvan Lake. Ready for immediate construction Call Keith Bickerton @ 403-350-5346 ************************** Mara Lake, B.C. We have for sale a beautiful view lot in Mara View Estates. Located in very private 15 lot Close and ready for you to construct your new home. Asking $175,000. For info call Keith 403-350-5346 today!



wheels CLASSIFICATIONS Quaint 3 Bdrm doll house with oversized single garage. $169,800.


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Condos/ Townhouses

Sharon (403) 340-0225


1977 Lincoln Continental mint, new cond, only 7000 orig. miles. “You won’t believe your eyes” $25,500 Call Keith 403-350-5346 Sierras on Taylor! 2 bdrm, 2 bath, sunroom & great amenities! $264,900. Help-U-Sell RD 403-342-7355

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Pine Lake acreage! 4 bdrm., 3 bath, attached garage. Lake view. $369,900. 403-318-4448

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I’M LOOKING FOR 4 Good Round Horse Hay Bales 403-350-7421

Manufactured Homes

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

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

1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, $740/mo. Avail. immed. Incl. most utils, no pets. Call 403-886-5288

LARGE 2 bdrm. inclds. most utils. $795 403-314-0209



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



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3 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $985 incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. May 1. 403-304-5337

BSMT. bachelor suite with walkout, fully furnished, RENTED


WILD game dishes, 6 pc. setting, with cream and sugar, 22K gold trim, rare find, never used $200 403-314-2026

2 BDRM. well cared for condo, North of river. Upgraded w/ hardwood floors, 4 appl. Avail. April 1 $975 rent & s.d. (403) 356-1170

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Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346



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COME LEARN HOW TO PLAY THE GUITAR AT RDC. Educated, experienced, and enthusiastic instructor Shannon Frizzell has openings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students of all ages & abilities welcome. For registration and information†email us at: continuingeducation or contact Adriana at 403-356-4900

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An India Christian devotee reenacts the sufferings of Jesus Christ on the occasion of Good Friday in Mumbai, India, Friday. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has won over many hearts and minds with his simple style and focus on serving the world’s poorest, but he has devastated traditionalist Catholics who adored his predecessor, Benedict XVI, for restoring much of the traditional pomp to the papacy. Francis’ decision to disregard church law and wash the feet of two girls — a Serbian Muslim and an Italian Catholic — during a Holy Thursday ritual has become something of the final straw, evidence that Francis has little or no interest in one of the key priorities of Benedict’s papacy: reviving the pre-Vatican II traditions of the Catholic Church. One of the most-read traditionalist blogs, Rorate Caeli, reacted to the foot-washing ceremony by declaring the death of Benedict’s eight-year project to correct what he considered the botched interpretations of the Second Vatican Council’s modernizing reforms. “The official end of the reform of the reform — by example,” Rorate Caeli lamented in its report on Francis’ Holy Thursday ritual. A like-minded commentator in Francis’ native Argentina, Marcelo Gonzalez at International Catholic Panorama, reacted to Francis’ election with this phrase: “The Horror.” Gonzalez’s beef? While serving as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Francis’ efforts to revive the old Latin Mass so dear to Benedict and traditionalists were “nonexistent.” As a result, no one should have been surprised when Francis emerged from the loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica on the night of March 13 without the ermine-rimmed red velvet cape, or mozzetta, used by popes past for official duties, wearing instead the simple white cassock of the papacy. Nor should they have blinked when he


Pope Francis presides the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession celebrated in front of the Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome, Friday. received the cardinals’ pledges of obedience after his election not from a chair on a pedestal as popes normally do but rather standing, on their same level. Or when he called for “intensified” dialogue with Islam — gestures that rankled some traditionalists to the core since they view interfaith dialogue as a sign of religious relativism. Francis also raised traditional eyebrows when he refused the golden pectoral cross offered to him right after his election by Monsignor Guido Marini, the Vatican’s liturgy guru who under Benedict became the symbol of Benedict’s effort to restore the Gregorian chant and heavy silk brocaded vestments of the pre-Vatican II liturgy to papal Masses. Marini has gamely stayed by Francis’ side as the new pope puts his own stamp on

Vatican Masses with no-nonsense vestments and easy off-the-cuff homilies. But there is widespread expectation that Francis will soon name a new master of liturgical ceremonies more in line with his priorities of bringing the church and its message of love and service to ordinary people without the “high church” trappings of his predecessor. There were certainly none of those trappings on display Thursday at the Casal del Marmo juvenile detention facility in Rome, where the 76-year-old Francis got down on his knees and to wash the feet of 12 inmates, two of them women. The rite re-enacts Jesus’ washing of the feet of his 12 apostles during the Last Supper before his crucifixion, a sign of his love and service to them.

Maine Zumba teacher accused of using studio as prostitution front pleads guilty to 20 counts BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine — A dance instructor accused of using her Zumba fitness studio as a front for prostitution pleaded guilty Friday to 20 counts in a scandal that captivated a quiet seaside town. The agreement that followed a second day of plea negotiations on Friday spares Alexis Wright from the prospect of a high-profile trial featuring sex videos, exhibitionism and pornography. Prosecutors will recommend a jail sentence of 10 months when she’s sentenced on May 31. Wright quietly answered “guilty” 20 times when the judge read the counts, which include engaging in prostitution, promotion of prostitution, conspiracy, tax evasion and theft by deception. “We’re very satisfied with it. It’s an appropriate outcome, given the gravity of her actions,” Assistant Attorney General Darcy Mitchell said after the brief court hearing. The 30-year-old Wright was accused of conspiring with insurance agent Mark Strong Sr. to run a prostitution business in which she kept detailed records indicating she made $150,000 over an 18-month period. She was also accused of using a hidden camera to record sex acts without her clients’ knowledge. She was originally charged with 106 counts. All the counts in the agreement were misdemeanours, including three counts relating to welfare and tax fraud that were reduced from felonies.

Strong, 57, of Thomaston, was convicted this month of 13 counts related to promotion of prostitution and sentenced to 20 days in jail. He was originally charged with 59 counts. The scandal became a sensation following reports that Wright had at least 150 clients, leading to a guessing game of who might be named publicly in the coastal town of Kennebunk, a community better known for its beaches and sea captains’ homes than for crime. Attorneys who have seen the client list say it included some prominent names. Those who have been charged so far include a former mayor, a high school hockey coach, a minister, a lawyer and a firefighter. Working together, Strong and Wright represented an unusual pairing. Wright had attended college classes and ran dance classes for the local parks and recreation program before opening her studio in Kennebunk. But she was also engaging in paid-sex acts in the studio, in her apartment and in her office, law enforcement officials said. Overseeing the operation and watching the sex acts live on his office computer 100 miles (160 kilometres) up the coast was Strong, a married father of two who ran a successful insurance agency in Thomaston. It came as no surprise that Wright would seek a plea agreement because evidence presented in Strong’s trial was so overwhelming. A video played for jurors showed Wright engaging in sex acts with a man who then inquired about her rate before leaving $250 cash on her massage table.

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Locally owned and community minded, Central Alberta Co-op is a diverse co-operative retailing organization offering a wide variety of products including food, building materials, hardware, agro and petroleum. With locations in Red Deer, Innisfail, Lacombe, Stettler, & Spruceview to serve your needs, we are sure to have a job opportunity that’s just right for you!!


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Red Deer College delivering practical education that prepares our students for successful careers and successful lives.

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We are recruiting for: • Heavy Equipment Operators (Dozer, Hoe, Grader, Rock Truck, Loader and Packer) • Construction Laborers • Apprentice and Journeyman Electricians • Apprentice and Journeyman Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Our Transportation Dept. looks forward to meeting you at the Central Alberta Career & Job Fair

Parkland Community Living and Supports Society (C.L.A.S.S.) 6010 45 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 3M4 Attention: Kim Ziegler or Roxanne Mauch Phone: 403-347-3333 Fax: 403-342-2677


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FBI ‘flying saucers’ in New Mexico report most viewed in bureau’s electronic reading room ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A single-page FBI memo relaying a vague and unconfirmed report of flying saucers found in New Mexico in 1950 has become the most popular file in the bureau’s electronic reading room. The memo, dated March 22, 1950, was sent by FBI Washington, D.C. field office chief Guy Hottel to then-Director J. Edgar Hoover. According to the FBI, the document was first made public in the late 1970s and more recently has been available in the “Vault,” an electronic reading room launched by the agency in 2011, where it has become the most popular item, viewed nearly 1 million times. The Vault contains around 6,700 public documents. Vaguely written, the memo describes a story told by an unnamed third party who claims an Air Force investigator reported that three flying saucers were recovered in New Mexico, though the memo doesn’t say exactly where in the state. The FBI indexed the report for its files but did not investigate further; the name of an “informant” reporting some of the information is blacked out in the memo.

Gun proponents launch free shotgun program in Arizona, Texas TUCSON, Ariz. — A campaign promising free shotguns for people to protect themselves in this Arizona city has divided some residents in a community still reeling from a shooting rampage in 2011 that killed six people, left a congresswoman and several others wounded, and made Tucson a symbol of gun violence in America. The Armed Citizen Project is part of a national campaign to give shotguns to single women and homeowners in the nation’s crime-ridden neighbourhoods, an effort that comes amid a national debate on gun control after mass shootings in Arizona, Colorado and Connecticut. While towns in Idaho, Utah, Virginia and Pennsylvania have debated ordinances recommending gun ownership, the gun giveaway effort appears to be the first of its kind. “If you are not willing to protect the citizens of Tucson, someone is going to do it, why not me? Why not have armed citizens protecting themselves,” said Shaun McClusky, a real estate agent who plans to start handing out shotguns by May. Arizona gun proponents have donated about $12,500 to fund the gun giveaway and McClusky, a former mayoral and city council candidate, hopes to collect enough to eventually arm entire neighbourhoods. Participants will receive training on how to properly use, handle and store their weapon, as well as trigger locks. It costs about $400 per participant for the weapon and training.

World Trade Center construction debris to be sifted for Sept. 11 human remains starting Monday NEW YORK — Construction debris from the World Trade Center site will be sifted for any human remains from the 9-11 terrorist attacks starting Monday. Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a memo Friday that DNA testing will continue until every possible identification can be made. The sifting is expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island. City officials say about 60 truckloads of construction debris have been collected around the site over the past 2 ½ years. A skyscraper will replace the twin towers. Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. So far, 1,634 people have been identified. The chief medical examiner’s office is leading the operation. It has identified 34 victims and 2,345 possible human remains of previously identified victims since 2006.

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Salary Range: $43,582.31 - $49,330.62 per annum

The School of Environment has an opportunity available for a regular fulltime Service Worker. The normal work week is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. However, on occasion weekend work may be required. The anticipated start date for this position is April 22, 2013.

Summer Student Positions


Both positions are Monday to Friday, permanent positions that include a strong salary and excellent company benefits. If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, are computer literate and excel at problem solving and time management we would like to hear from you! Please address resumes to Art Anastasi e-mail: Fax: 403-342-6599

Olds College is seeking summer students to work in the Botanical Gardens / Greenhouse / Agriculture Plots. The anticipated term of employment for these positions may extend from May 6, 2013 to August 30, 2013. The work week will consist of 40 hours and incumbents may be required to work weekends and / or evenings.

Summer Student Positions (2)


Helping Our Neighbours Find Peace

Office Administrator

Hourly Rate: $11.00 (36.25 hours per week)

Olds College has two (2) opportunities available for students to assist with summer events on and off campus. The anticipated terms of employment are from April 2013 through to the end of August 2013.

Full-time salaried contract

Use your proven office administration leadership to encourage the best from the support staff at Shalom Counselling Centre, modeling and mentoring high standards of client service with exceptional people skills, advanced technical skills and strong organizational skills.

Please forward a resume quoting the appropriate competition number by the closing dates indicated on our website.

For information on these or other employment opportunities, please visit our website at

Education Coordinator Part-time contracted position Use your skills in education and marketing to bring hope and healing to the families of Central Alberta. The challenge is building and administrating Shalom’s expanding Family Life and Wellness Education Program. The sustainable growth of the program requires the need to recruit and motivate facilitators, educators, partnering sponsors and volunteers. A key function of this role will be the promotion and marketing of community education in Central Alberta.

Corporate Services Department

Shalom Counselling Centre is a Registered Christian Charity motivated by Christian Love to provide quality care, serving people from any and all backgrounds with dignity and respect.

The City of Lacombe is currently seeking a Receivables Clerk to join our Finance Department. This is a full-time position for a 1-year term and will report to the Financial Services Manager.

Please forward resume and cover letter to

Your values, education and experience should be commensurate of requirements of these positions. Positions will remain open until suitable candidate is found. Interviews following April 15th.

This position is responsible for general and complex administrative duties in support of the accounts receivable and utility services functions. Duties include handling meter reading information, preparing utility bills, balancing water bill entries with payments, and providing professional, effective and efficient service to the general public.

For more details on these roles visit Shalom’s website:

5515 - 27th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4P 0E5 Phone: (403) 342-0339 Fax: (403) 314-1798 44590C9

Receivables Clerk

The ideal candidate is someone who loves interacting with people, is an excellent communicator, provides a positive first impression to customers on a consistent basis, is organized, patient, flexible and highly responsive to the needs of the public and fellow staff members.

We are The City of Red Deer


MAKING IT HAPPEN! The City of Red Deer is a municipal government, eager to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Our employees are the cornerstone of our organization. We are always seeking creative and skilled individuals with the ability and desire to lead in our dynamic workplace.

The City of Lacombe has an excellent benefits package. Salary range is $42,978 - $53,723 dependent on education and experience. (37.5 hours/week)

The following opportunmities are currently available:

Action Bus Operator Under the general direction of the Specialized Transportation Operations Supervisor, operate Action Bus Vehicles transporting physically disabled and frail elderly passengers. Carry out driving duties in accordance with highway traffic act regulations and the Action Bus Policy Manual as it relates to driver responsibilities and the passenger assistance.

Job Requirements:

If you see yourself excelling in this 1-year term position please forward your resume on or before April 8, 2013: Attn: Human Resources City of Lacombe 5432-56 Avenue Lacombe, AB T4L 1E9 E-mail: 42228C30

WASHINGTON — Forty years after the secret U.S. bombing that devastated Laos, heirs to the war’s deadly legacy of undetonated explosives are touring America to prod the conscience of the world’s most powerful nation for more help to clear up the mess. Two young Laotians — one a bomb disposal technician, the other the victim of an accidental explosion — arrived Friday on the anniversary of the end of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam and its farless publicized bombing of neighbouring Laos. The U.S. dropped 2 million tons of bombs on Laos over a nine-year period up to 1973 — more than on Germany and Japan during World War II. Manixia Thor, 25, works on an all-female team that clears bombs and other explosives from villages and farm land in her native province of Xieng Khouang, one of the worst-hit areas of the country. Joining her on the speaking tour is Thoummy Silamphan, 26, who lost his left hand to a cluster bomb at age 8 as he dug for bamboo shoots to put in soup. He’s from a poor farming family in the same province and counsels victims of ordnance accidents that still maim dozens of Lao each year. Experts estimate that about 30 per cent of the cluster bombs failed to explode after they were dropped from high-flying aircraft, as the U.S. attempted to crush communist forces in Laos and interdict the Vietcong supply line known as the Ho Chi Minh trail. Large swaths of northern Laos and its eastern border with Vietnam remain contaminated.


Olds College is seeking a Chief Accountant to provide institutional leadership, departmental direction and development, maintenance and continuous improvement of quality systems, and internal consultation services pertaining to the College’s financial and physical assets.

All applicants are thanked for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

• Completion of Grade 12 • Valid Class 4 Operators Permit or ability to obtain.

Maintenance Trades Person The Water Treatment Plant Maintenance Trades Person is responsible for maintenance of Water Section buildings and process equipment in compliance with applicable codes, policies and regulations. Key responsibility is for the continued safe, reliable and accurate performance and operation of water section mechanical and structural assets, and to ensure compliance to established policies and procedures, OH&S, and the AENV Approval to Operate.

Due to an increase in business, Central Alberta’s largest Chevrolet Dealership has immediate openings for:

3 Sales Consultants

Job Requirements: • Valid Alberta Journeyman Ticket in Plumbing, Millwright, Gas Fitting or Pipe Fitting • Attain 4th Class Power Engineering Certification within 3 years. • 5 years (min) industrial experience as a general trades person, preferably in a Water Treatment Plant or comparable production or process environment

Duties include: - understanding automobile by characteristics, capabilities, and features - developing relationships, qualifying buyer’s and closing sales - following up sales leads - maintaining an above industry standard in Customer Service

Traffic Engineer This management position is responsible for the administration of the City’s multi-million dollar traffic signal, sign, and pavement marking infrastructure and for the overall supervision of the Traffic Section. Responsibilities include the administration of a 100 terminal signal computer network; hiring & supervision of consultants and contractors engaged in traffic planning, design, and construction; management of the City’s Signing and Pavement Marking Programs; signal system design and programming; short-term traffic impact analysis; long-term transportation planning.

We offer:

Job Requirements: • Graduation from university with a Degree in Civil Engineering. • Five years of diversified experience in traffic, transportation, and parking, with progressively more responsible duties and supervision of others. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of Traffic Engineering We welcome your application and look forward to discussing how The City of Red Deer can become your next career choice! For more information and to apply online please visit

- Above average commission structure, with volume bonuses. Complete benefits package with medical and dental. - Training salary - Excellent work schedule - Opportunity for advancement within the company. Experience an asset but not necessary. Apply in person to:

Chad Pike,

Pike Wheaton Chevrolet Ltd. 3110 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer, T4R 1M6

403-347-3301 44882C30-D1

Laos seeks help from U.S. to clean up unexploded bombs

NOW HIRING: A full time Estimator who will be responsible for: ? seeking out quotes when necessary to determine suitable pricing before, during and after a build ? preparing final cost estimates for all Abbey projects ? working closely with various trades, site supers and sales consultants ? keeping all pricing up to date at all times Experience with reading blueprints and the home building industry is an asset.


VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised the “friendship of so many Muslim brothers” during the Good Friday procession that re-enacts Christ’s crucifixion and this year was dedicated to the plight of Christians in the Middle East. The nighttime Way of the Cross procession at Rome’s Colosseum is one of the most dramatic rituals of Holy Week, when Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the meditations read out were composed by young Lebanese faithful. Many of the prayers referred to the plight of Mideast Christians and called for an end to “violent fundamentalism,” terrorism and the “wars and violence which in our days devastate various countries in the Middle East.” Francis, who became pope just weeks ago, chose however to stress Christians’ positive relations with Muslims in the region.

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Pope prays at Good Friday procession

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Tensions rise between Koreas NORTH KOREA’S KIM ORDERS ROCKETS ON STANDBY AFTER US SENDS B-2S TO SKOREA FOR MILITARY DRILLS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Friday that his rocket forces were ready “to settle accounts with the U.S.,” unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclearcapable B-2 bombers dropped dummy munitions in joint military drills with South Korea. Kim’s warning, and the litany of threats that have preceded it, don’t indicate an imminent war. In fact, they’re most likely meant to coerce South Korea into softening its policies, win direct talks and aid from Washington, and strengthen the young leader’s credentials and image at home. But the threats from North Korea and rising animosity from the rivals that have followed U.N. sanctions over Pyongyang’s Feb. 12 nuclear test do raise worries of a misjudgment leading to a clash. Kim “convened an urgent operation meeting” of senior generals just after midnight, signed a rocket preparation plan and ordered his forces on standby to strike the U.S. mainland, South Korea, Guam and Hawaii, state media reported. Kim said “the time has come to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists in view of the prevailing situation,” according to a report by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. Later Friday at the main square in Pyongyang, tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for a 90-minute mass rally in support of Kim’s call to arms. Men and women, many of them in olive drab uniforms, stood in arrow-straight lines, fists raised as they chanted, “Death to the U.S. imperialists.” Placards in the plaza bore harsh words for South Korea as well, including, “Let’s rip the puppet traitors to death!” Small North Korean warships, including patrol boats, conducted maritime drills off both coasts of North Korea near the border with South Korea on Thursday, South Korean Defence Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said in a briefing Friday. He didn’t provide more details. The spokesman said that South Korea’s military was mindful of the possibility that North Korean drills could lead to an actual provocation. He also said that the South Korean and U.S. militaries are watching closely for any signs of missile launch preparations in North Korea. He didn’t elaborate. North Korea, which says it considers the U.S.South Korean military drills preparations for invasion, has pumped out a string of threats in state me-


North Korean army officers punch the air as they chant slogans during a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of their leader Kim Jong Un’s call to arms. dia. In the most dramatic case, Pyongyang made the highly improbable vow to nuke the United States. On Friday, state media released a photo of Kim and his senior generals huddled in front of a map showing routes for envisioned strikes against cities on both American coasts. The map bore the title “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan.” Portions of the photo appeared to be manipulated, though an intriguing detail — a bandage on Kim’s left arm — appeared to be real. Experts believe the country is years away from developing nuclear-tipped missiles that could strike the United States. Many say they’ve also seen no evi-

dence that Pyongyang has long-range missiles that can hit the U.S. mainland. Still, there are fears of a localized conflict, such as a naval skirmish in disputed Yellow Sea waters. Such naval clashes have happened three times since 1999. There’s also the danger that such a clash could escalate. Seoul has vowed to hit back hard the next time it is attacked. North Korea’s threats are also worrisome because of its arsenal of short- and mid-range missiles that can hit targets in South Korea and Japan. Seoul is only a short drive from the heavily armed border separating the Koreas.

Kenya on edge ahead of top court ruling on vote NAIROBI, Kenya — NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya is on edge awaiting the Supreme Court decision Saturday on whether it will uphold or invalidate the election of Uhuru Kenyatta as president, a potential flashpoint for unrest. Kenyatta won by a hair in the March 4 election, with 50.07 per cent of the vote, breaking the 50 per cent mark by about 8,000 votes out of 12.3 million cast. His top rival, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, said Kenyatta won fraudulently and filed a petition with the court two weeks ago. Chief Justice Willy Mutunga said that the six justices, including him, have a daunting task in making the decision. Closing arguments presented Friday focused on a report released by the court that found discrepancies in partial recounts from five of 22 polling stations. The report said discrepancies for the presidential elections were also found in 75 other stations. Lawyer George Oraro, representing Odinga, urged the court to cancel results from those areas that showed problems. Kethi D. Kilonzo, representing the civil society group Africa Center for Open Governance, said the audit

proved their petition against Kenyatta’s election. The electoral commission’s lawyer, Nani Mungai, said there was no mischief behind what he called “clerical errors.” And Fred Ngatia, who is representing Kenyatta, said the vote tallying was carried out with a tremendous amount of accuracy. Disputes over a flawed 2007 election sparked months of ethnic violence that killed more than 1,000 people in Kenya. Despite vicious online fights between supporters of Kenyatta and Odinga on Facebook and Twitter, the East African country has, for the most part, remained at peace during this latest election period. However, the Supreme Court decision may change that, depending largely on whether Odinga accepts the court’s decision, if it rules against him. “People are eagerly awaiting the decision in their own calmness,” said Bob Mkangi, a legal consultant. “There are people who are talking about it wherever you go in the bar in the streets in the supermarkets. Everyone in the country is captivated by this moment. It is a historic moment for Kenya. It is the first petition initiated under the new constitution.” Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010 as part of reforms to prevent a re-

Protesters rally in Cairo, clashes erupt in two other Egyptian cities BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Clashes erupted Friday in two cities in northern Egypt, and protesters rallied in Cairo in the latest demonstrations against Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who claims the recent wave of anti-government unrest is the work of conspirators. In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, hundreds of unidentified assailants threw stones and fire bombs at protesters rallying against Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s most powerful political group. Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood, was elected after longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down in the 2011 popular uprising. The anti-government protesters hurled stones back at the assailants during the clash in a square that used to be home to the Brotherhood’s office before it was stormed weeks ago by demonstrators. The clashes also halted train traffic for a few hours at a station near the site. Morsi’s opponents say the elected president has continuously defied legal norms to force through his agenda and trampled on the judiciary’s independence in a bid to consolidate his power. Separately, protesters and riot police clashed in the president’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile River Delta. Police fired tear gas and exchanged stones with demonstrators tried to torch a Brotherhood office in the city of Zagazig, 50 miles north of the capital, Cairo. In Cairo, hundreds of Egyptian protesters rallied in front of the office of the nation’s embattled Prosecutor General Talaat Abdullah, part of a nationwide call to hold demonstrations

against actions that Morsi has taken against the opposition. The protesters, clapping and beating drums, sealed off Abdullah’s office with locks and chains and displayed a sign that read: “Leave. Enough.” “We are here to say that we are not fearful, we are not hiding,” said Wageh Abdel-Salam, one of the demonstrators. “The revolution must continue.” On Monday, Egypt’s prosecutor general issued arrest warrants for five of Egypt’s most prominent democracy advocates and activists over allegations that they instigated violence last week near the Brotherhood’s headquarters in Cairo. Nearly 200 people were injured in those violent clashes, which were among the worst in three months between anti-government protesters and supporters of the Brotherhood. The violence was rooted in an incident a week earlier when members of the Brotherhood slapped a woman to the ground and beat up other activists who were spray-painting graffiti against the group outside its headquarters in an eastern district of Cairo. Earlier this week, Morsi responded with speeches harshly criticizing his opponents and calling them thugs paid to derail democracy. “No one in our neighbourhood wants this nation to stand on its feet. I will cut off any finger that meddles in Egypt,” Morsi said, alluding to foreign interference in Egypt from other nations he did not identify. “I can see two or three fingers that are meddling inside.” “There is an enemy outside Egypt and there is a devil inside that is maliciously messing with people’s minds,” Morsi told Egyptian expatriates in Qatar on Tuesday where he was attending an Arab League summit.

currence of the postelection violence in 2007. The constitution formed the Supreme Court and scheduled reforms for the rest of the judiciary which was seen as corrupt and lacking independence. In 2007, Odinga refused to go to the courts for arbitration and took his protests to the streets over the flawed election in which President Mwai Kibaki

was declared winner. The street protests degenerated into tribe on tribe violence, where communities settled old scores over land and resources. The Supreme Court’s formation and the newfound trust Kenyans have in the judiciary is frequently cited as one of the reasons Kenya’s contentious election this year has not yet sparked any violence.

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COORDINATOR Suicide Information & Education Services is currently seeking an individual for position of Elementary Education Coordinator for our K-8 education programs. This position also provides support to our Education Team and Executive Director and will work in collaboration with schools and community partners. Quali¿cations: • University degree or college diploma in related discipline • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the non-pro¿t sector or school environment • Experience delivering education programs for school aged children • Strong ability to public speak • Pro¿cient with PowerPoint • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle as travel throughout Central Alberta is an expectation of this position. This position is 25 hours per week and is a 1 year contract position. Compensation will commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please submit a resume and cover by no later than April 5, 2013 to the following: Laura MacNeill, Executive Director 4101-54 Avenue, Red Deer Alberta T4N7G3 Email: of¿ Fax: (403)3424154 Only those selected will be contacted, No phone calls please.

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