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City to spend $1.58M to fix concrete in A Side rink BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Kinsmen Community Arenas will receive a $1.58 million infusion to replace the concrete in one of the rinks at the facility in Morrisroe. By a vote of 7-1, Red Deer city council approved COUNCIL TO SLASH the funding out of its debt CARBON FOOTPRINT A2 repayment reserve on Tuesday. The A Side will be shut down for up to 10 months while the floor is replaced. Work is expected to get underway in the coming weeks. Over the last season the cooling piping embedded in the concrete on the Kinsmen A Side has failed to the point the entire floor must be replaced. “There will be some time when it will not be available this fall,” said Greg Scott, the city’s Parks, and Culture Manager. “We’re going to work with some of the users of our ice and try to look at some strategies to provide them with that ice time. But it will have implications to our users.” Scott said city staff is currently developing the demolition plan with a potential re-opening date for Jan. 1, 2014. The twin Kinsmen Arenas were built at different times with different materials. The B Side was built in 1975 and the A Side was added in 1988. The arena’s normal ice season is August to March. It is also rented from April to July for dry space activities. The ice season was closed on March 24 and the A Side is currently closed to the public. The spring and summer dry space activities were moved to alternate facilities. Coun. Chris Stephan said he did not support the funding source because the money needs to stay put to help pay off the approaching $258 million in city debt in 2013.
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Key Towing drivers, left, and an Alberta Highway Services worker untangle a minivan from the Hwy 2 median wire barrier beneath the 67th Street overpass Tuesday. The fast southbound lane was closed while the operation took place. The van’s male driver wasn’t injured, but faces charges since RCMP believe fatigue was a factor in his striking the barrier.
Province taking new approach to boar problem BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Wild boars on the loose have been unwelcome in Alberta since 2008, but with some 400 of the giant swine still putting their snout where it is not welcome, a new approach is in the works. The feral beasts were declared a pest by the province five years ago and a $50 bounty is available for anyone who can turn in a set of their ears. Since 2009, over 900 pairs of ears have been turned in, though there were only 80 last year. That drop in killing has the province looking for something more. Phil Merrill, a pest specialist with Alberta Agriculture who works to keep Alberta rat-
free, said the approach will be two-fold — one part will focus on getting rid of the ones in the wild, the other making sure no more escape “We’ve got to stop the wild boars from getting out into the wild. We’ve only got 12 active producers and only five of them are very big. We’ve just got to figure out some way to work with them so they don’t have escapees,” explained Merrill. This could mean fencing guidelines and fines for producers whose boars escape. As for controlling the ones already loose, he suggested getting counties to institute control programs with dedicated staff working to trap or hunt them.
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TransCanada proposal to ship oil to East Coast takes step forward SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A proposal to transport Alberta oil as far east as New Brunswick took a step forward Tuesday as TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) announced it was seeking binding commitments from shippers before determining whether there is a business case to proceed. The Calgary-based energy company said it is trying to determine whether there is enough interest in the idea, which would involve converting an existing 3,000-kilometre natural gas pipeline so that it could carry crude into Quebec. The Energy East Pipeline project could also see a 1,400-kilometre extension that would ship oil into the port city of Saint John, N.B., home to the Irving Oil refinery, Canada’s largest. Proponents of the development say it would bring jobs and reduce Eastern Canada’s dependence on foreign oil, thereby increasing the country’s energy security. But critics say they are worried about potential environmental damage, pointing to the rupture Friday of an ExxonMobil pipeline in Arkansas. “This would be a very old pipeline built to carry natural gas, not diluted bitumen, and you could have
major spills,” said Keith Stewart, the climate and energy campaign co-ordinator for Greenpeace Canada. “This goes through some very remote areas, but it also goes through populated areas.” Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, who has backed the project, said such concerns are unfounded and don’t take into account the need to increase Canada’s access to lucrative markets abroad. “If you follow their logic to its conclusion ... what they’re saying, I guess, is that they don’t want to see any pipelines built,” Oliver said in Ottawa. “If we do not build pipelines, the oil will be stranded and all the potential economic benefits that would flow from that would be lost.” Oliver welcomed TransCanada’s announcement, as did New Brunswick Premier David Alward, who held a news conference at the Irving Oil refinery to express his support. “A west-east pipeline will strengthen Canada’s economy and stimulate new growth in jobs in every region and every community of our province,” Alward said. “But we must not forget that this is a critically important project that will benefit all Canadians.” The idea of shipping oil eastward has also enjoyed
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the support of Alberta Premier Alison Redford, who met with Alward in February to discuss it. TransCanada has yet to file the necessary regulatory applications. The company said it is seeking binding commitments from April 15 until June 17 for delivery points in Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John before deciding whether to proceed. It is aiming for the Energy East Pipeline project to begin shipping as much as 850,000 barrels of oil per day in late 2017. Warren Mabee, a professor at Queen’s University, said it would be an economic boon to ship western oil to the East Coast and onward to global markets. But Mabee added that pipeline proposals that once generated little controversy are now at the forefront of public concern. “People have images in their head like the Arkansas image of oil gushing down driveways, and that means that they are worried,” said Mabee, the director of the university’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy. He said TransCanada will need to stress the proposal’s benefits and engage the public in its decision-making in order to gain support.
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BAIRD, POLICE MUM ON TERROR REPORT
BROTHERS HELPED TO BUILD RED DEER
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird tried to change the channel Tuesday on a CBC News report identifying the two Canadians involved in January’s deadly terrorist attack at an isolated Algerian gas plant. A5
Alan and Gene Watson had a hand in dozens of local development projects over the years. They recently produced a 52-page book chronicling their days in the business. B1
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A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Albertans pay tribute to Klein BY ADVOCATE STAFF Albertans have an opportunity to share their thoughts about King Ralph. An online tribute page to former premier Ralph Klein has been set up by the province at www.alberta.ca. Books of condolence have also been placed in the Alberta Legislature Rotunda in Edmonton and six other cities, including Red Deer, where pages can be signed at the Provincial Building at 4920 51st St. Messages can be left from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays until April 12. A number of local residents shared their kind sentiments about Klein, who passed away on Friday. “Our family really thought you made a difference. Your family should be proud,” said a Red Deer woman. “Thanks for being you,” was another Red Deer woman’s simple message. “You were one of the best leaders I have ever witness(ed),” wrote a local man. Even those who didn’t always support Klein, were generous in their assessment of his legacy. “I didn’t always agree with how you led Alberta but you were a good man to challenge the status quo,” wrote a Red Deer woman. “Thanks for making current events interesting. God bless.”
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Angela Papizzo expresses her thoughts on former Alberta premier Ralph Klein in a condolence book at the Provincial building downtown. Klein, who passed away on March 29 at age 70, served as the 12th premier of the province.
Council approves plan to slash its carbon footprint BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A plan to slash the city’s carbon footprint was given the green light by council on Tuesday. By a vote of 6-2 Red Deer city council approved the 2010 Corporate Greenhouse Gas Inventory report as another tool in its Environmental Master Plan (EMP). Lauren Maris, environmental program specialist, told council based on numbers from 2010 that Red Deer’s corporate emissions were 137,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. The inventory took into account electricity, natural gas, refrigerant, diesel and gasoline use in all city-owned buildings. The city’s plan is to reduce the emissions by 30 per cent or 95, 900 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents by 2020 and 50 per cent or 68,500 tonnes of car-
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COUNCIL: Discussion of bike lanes tabled Stephan said the city has a capital project reserve and this project seems like a capital project. Coun. Tara Veer was absent. In other council news: z Council endorsed Coun. Paul Harris to stand for election on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board of Directors. The endorsement includes a $14,500 price tag for attending meetings and other related costs. A maximum of $1,000 related to a campaign for election was approved. The funding will be come out of the tax stabilization reserve. FCM represents the interests of municipalities on policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. The FCM is governed by a board of directors consisting of persons elected from the membership. zCentral Spray & Play and Glendale Skate Park are the official names of the city’s newest spray park and skate park. City council approved the name recommendation for spray park in downtown Red Deer (4620-47th Street) and the skate park in Glendale (6391-76 Street). zThe City of Red Deer has added its voice to the chorus of those opposing the closure of the Michener Centre. Councillors said they felt it was important to take a position. Councillors expressed concerns about the impact on the residents, the families and the community. “We ask the province to respect the commitments made to the families that the remaining Michener Centre families be able to finish their years in their
waste-to-energy options — something that is not in the plans. “If you look at the planning tool itself, it compares what other municipalities across Alberta are doing,” said Harris. “We are just a middle of the pack approach to it. I don’t think we have taken into account some of the innovative strategies that are done in other municipalities in the world where they are actually taking the waste stream and converting it into electricity and heating for district heating and energy.” Harris said the city has an opportunity to take what could be a cost and transfer it to a revenue side of the balance sheet. That solves a problem and helps the community at the same time. He added the report is based on today’s current and not the future technologies. Coun. Tara Veer was absent. firstname.lastname@example.org
homes,” said Wyntjes “For me those commitments should be honoured.” z Discussion on the bike lane pilot project was tabled for up to four weeks. Coun. Chris Stephan brought the motion forward to put an end to the pilot at the last council meeting. An update on the pilot has already been slated for sometime in April. Councillors reasoned it made sense to wait for the report before discussing the pilot. Stephan said it is better to talk about the pilot sooner than later because it is a hot button issue in the community. Council will work together at a workshop on April 8 to look at specific areas that areas of concern. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said she is excited to see the lanes in use over a full summer. The last of the lanes were painted in late August. “I sure hope council will stick to the pilot project recognizing we have some issues,” said Jefferies. “We have created change and it has caused some chaos and confusion.” email@example.com
counties on board, and two or three years later we’re going to have them down to just a few,” he said. No boars have been spotted in Red Deer County since 2008, when 19 were killed in the municipality’s southwest corner. With reports of boars in neighbouring Mountain View County, the county put a resolution to the Agricultural Services Board of Alberta in January requesting the province fast track a strategy to eradicate wild boars and enforce minimum fencing standards. In 2011, the county proposed a resolution to hire professional trappers. The boar, which can weigh up to 275 kg and produce about two dozen offspring a year, have adapted well to Canadian winters and are now reported to be more active at night to avoid hunters. firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARS: Invasive species Wild boars are not native to North America, but were picked up by some farmers 20 years ago along with other niche livestock. When some producers found the venture to not be as lucrative as expected, boars escaped or were let loose into the wild, where they have bred prolifically. Merrill does not expect a province-wide ban on the hogs, as they can be produced responsibly. He said he expects the pigs can be wiped out in the province before larger numbers show up, as is the case in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Texas, where there are over a million. “It’s going to be a bit of a slow process. We’re going to come out with a program, we’re going to get the
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bon dioxide equivalents by 2035. Maris said they are aggressive targets but ones they can reach by following through on the proposed reduction strategies that take into account population growth. Measures include promoting better driving practices, a green procurement policy, capital investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy and innovations in low carbon technologies. With a baseline established, the city will continue to calculate its emissions annually. This is the first step before the city turns to calculating the community’s carbon footprint. Maris said the work plan for this year is to scope out what will be included in the community inventory. The actual work will get underway in 2014. Councillors Chris Stephan and Paul Harris voted against the adoption of the plan. Harris said he would like the city to explore
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Mother of slain student robbed of will to live BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The mother of slain Chinese student Jun Lin says that 10 months after her son’s killing she no longer has the will to live. The 33-year-old Lin was killed and dismembered last May in Montreal in a case that made headlines around the world. Lin’s family met with journalists Tuesday as the preliminary hearing for his accused killer — Luka Rocco Magnotta — is on a break at the city’s courthouse. They wanted to honour Lin’s memory ahead of the Qingming festival, a traditional Chinese date for families to commemorate ancestors and the deceased. Speaking through an interpreter, Lin’s emotional mother, Zhigui Du, said she still struggles daily with the loss of her son. “She said that before, she was full of hope for life... (She now has) no interest to live in this world,” said the interpreter as she translated for Du, who broke down in tears a couple of times while talking about Lin. “She wants so much to hug her son.” Lin’s mother, father and younger sister travelled to Montreal from China to follow the court proceedings. Magnotta is facing numerous charges — including first-degree murder — in the slaying of the computer engineering student. Diran Lin, Lin’s father, is the only one of the three who has been inside the courtroom for a first-hand look at some of the disturbing evidence that has been presented. His attendance in court proved to be very difficult. Overcome with emotion, a trembling and weeping Diran Lin left the courtroom in tears a few weeks ago after hearing evidence. He did not return to the courthouse for a couple of days. Evidence presented at the preliminary inquiry is subject to a publication ban. The hearing, adjourned until Monday, will determine whether there is enough evidence to send Magnotta to trial. The family’s lawyer said they decided to meet with reporters Tuesday to ensure Lin’s memory does not get lost amid the heightened media interest in the suspect and the gruesome details of the case. Magnotta, 30, a porn actor and stripper, set off an international manhunt last year before his arrest at a Berlin Internet cafe. “They don’t want their son to be a footnote in the CV of the accused,” said attorney Daniel Urbas, a Montreal commercial-litigation lawyer who is acting pro bono. “They understand the accused is on trial, but for them it’s all about their son, the memory of their son and his legacy.” Lin’s father recalled how his son worked in IT at Microsoft’s Beijing office before moving to Canada to study at Montreal’s Concordia University. He arrived in Montreal in July 2011. “He found Montreal was a very nice city,” Diran Lin said through the interpreter, as the family sat at
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Photos from the family of Jun Lin were given to media Tuesday in Montreal. Preliminary hearing is underway for Luka Rocco Magnotta, the man charged in connection with the infamous body-parts case that made international headlines. a boardroom table in Urbas’ office that was covered with about 20 photos of Lin. “He wanted to improve himself.” Amid the family’s collection of pictures was an identification card from when Lin worked as a volunteer during beach volleyball events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Photos showed Lin as a little boy on a tricycle and as an adult standing with Minnie Mouse at Hong Kong Disneyland. In most of the photos, Lin has a big smile. Urbas said Lin’s parents called their son by the nickname “pistachio,” which he indicated was meant to represent his tendency to burst with happiness and laughter. Another photo — the last family shot taken before Lin moved to Canada — showed Lin and his mother making “V” signs with their fingers and flashing toothy grins. On Tuesday, Du looked physically exhausted and held her head low. “It’s very painful for her,” said the interpreter. “She hopes that her son could come back.” Lin’s loved ones plan to honour him this week by visiting his Montreal grave on Thursday — a traditional Chinese date for families to honour the deceased. While visiting Lin’s tomb, the family plans to burn pieces of colourful paper that resembles money.
“The idea is to give the deceased gifts in the afterlife, things that they would want as a way of making it better for them,” said Urbas. The family, meanwhile, hope their son will get justice and they have put their faith in the Canadian court system. “I think it seems to be fair, as I have seen many witnesses that have gone to the court,” said the father, who also indicated the family are still looking for answers in Lin’s slaying. At their lawyer’s recommendation, the parents did not answer questions on comparisons between the Canadian and Chinese judicial systems, nor did they discuss their thoughts about Magnotta. They did, however, talk about how their son’s death has altered how people back home perceive Canada. “Everybody said that Lin Jun should not have come to Canada,” the interpreter said after Diran Lin replied to the question. “Before, people around (the family) thought that Canada was a very, very safe place. But now they say that maybe there’s some places that are not as so safe.” Lin’s mother followed up Diran Lin’s remarks with her own take on the reaction in their hometown. “They just wonder how could this kind of person exist,” she said of her son’s killer, through the interpreter. “So cruel.”
Calgary man who killed student appeals CALGARY — The defence has made its arguments in the appeal of a man who killed a college student when he rammed his pickup truck into a group of people outside a bar in west-central Alberta. Jeffrey Leinen of Calgary was convicted in December 2011 of seconddegree murder and aggravated assault in a crash outside the Texas Mickey Bar in Olds. Nicholas Baier, an 18-year-old student at Olds College, was killed and
another student was injured. Defence lawyer Jennifer Ruttan outlined four main arguments before the Alberta Court of Appeal. One of them questioned whether the judge’s charge to the jury properly accounted for the possibility that the October 2010 crash was an accident. Leinen, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison, is appealing his conviction and the sentence. Witnesses testified at Leinen’s trial that he had been kicked out of the bar for fighting and that Baier was standing outside with friends when he was
Province takes control of feuding village; mayor, CAO and deputy mayor resigns CREMONA — The Alberta government has taken over political control of a small village north of Calgary. Cremona has just under 500 people, but animosity and infighting has led to the sudden resignation of the mayor, deputy mayor and chief administrative officer. That means there is just one councillor left. The trouble started when council and residents became divided over who should control the fire hall, and then changed angle parking to parallel parking. Karel Beckman, the remaining councillor, says having a bunch of rules won’t attract new people and feels the place is small enough to deal with things in a personal way. The province’s appointed administrator will take charge of the town, until a byelection can be held.
Mayor gives government’s post-secondary education cuts failing grade EDMONTON — Edmonton’s mayor is giving the Alberta government’s decision to cut post-secondary education funding a failing grade. Stephen Mandel says universities and colleges are key to the capital city’s future. He says post-secondary education is as important to Edmonton’s economy as the energy industry is to Calgary. The Redford government’s new budget calls for 26 schools across Alberta to absorb a seven per cent funding cut this year instead of an expected increase. The decision will cost the University of Alberta alone up to $48 million this year. Mandel also told business and community leaders in a speech that he hasn’t made up his mind whether
to seek a fourth term as Edmonton’s mayor.
Would-be thieves use truck to smash into store GRANDE PRAIRIE — RCMP are looking for suspects after a stolen truck with a flatbed was rammed three times into an electronics store in northwestern Alberta. The front glass doors of the business in Grande Prairie were smashed early Monday morning. Police say the truck was reversed into the doors. Investigators believe that after breaking through the first set of doors, the vehicle was driven away just before police arrived. A truck matching the description of the one at the store was found abandoned on a city street about six hours later.
Province tabs oil and gas veteran to chair energy regulatory board EDMONTON — The Alberta government has chosen an oil industry veteran to head up a new board in charge of monitoring environmental rules. Gerry Protti has spent his career with numerous oil and gas companies and is the founder of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Protti was selected after a national search for someone to lead the Energy Regulatory Board that is to enforce rules on non-renewable resource development. He term is for five years. Protti’s appointment is being criticized by the New Democrats. Party critic Rachel Notley says it sends the wrong message to appoint an oil industry insider to an agency in charge of issuing penalties to oil companies that violate environmental rules.
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The U.S.-South Korean military exercises will continue until the end of this month, and the North Korean threats to do something terrible if they do not stop grow more hysterical by the day. Last week, the Great Successor, Kim Jong-un, was shown signing a decree that ordered North Korea’s long-range missile forces to be ready to launch against the United States, while senior military officers looked on approvingly. On the wall behind Kim was a map, helpfully labelled “U.S. Mainland Strike Plan” that showed the missile trajectoGWYNNE ries from North Korea to HaDYER waii, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. (Why Austin? Doesn’t he like indie rock?) It was a scene straight out of the villain’s lair in an early James Bond movie, except that they’d forgotten to set it in a cave. These threats are so palpably empty that the instinct of both the Pentagon and the U.S. State Department is just to ignore them. North Korea has no operational missile that can reach even western Alaska, no miniaturized nuclear warhead to put on such a missile, and no long-range targeting capability. But the politics of the situation demands that the U.S. government respond seriously to every threat, however foolish. So next year the U.S. government will spend another billion dollars or so to place 14 more anti-ballistic missile sites in Alaska, presumably to protect the Alaskan west coast and the Aleutian Islands from a North Korean nuclear strike. And on Friday, it sent two B-2 bombers all the way from Missouri non-stop to drop bombs on some uninhabited islands near North Korea, just to remind Pyongyang that it can. It’s all still just a charade, a spring
display of military capacities by two rival armed forces that could as well be rutting deer. The United States would not even play this game if the logic of both international and domestic politics did not oblige it to respond to the increasingly rabid North Korean threats. But it is playing nevertheless, and the risk of miscalculation is quite serious. The North Korean military doubtless understand that they must not get into a nuclear war with the United States, but they may believe that their dozen or so nuclear weapons make it safe for them to use conventional force without facing American nuclear retaliation. And they do have rather a lot of con-
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Michener shutdown defies logic Re: the closure of Michener Centre. I continue to hear Michener Centre called an “institution.” It hasn’t been run like an institution for many, many years. Thousands of dollars were recently spent to upgrade and or install state-of-theart kitchens, train staff on safe food handling, etc., where freshly prepared meals are served. The “homes” are decorated according to client wishes/likes and their peers/staff are their “family.” They do live in a community and are comfortable walk around within it. To move these individuals into the greater community now (to live with strangers) is frightening and nothing short of abuse! Many of these individuals have been here most of their lives. Who is going to explain (and insure they understand) that they have to leave their homes? And why? Change is hard enough on anyone, never mind throwing in disabilities and health issues and age. Imagine if this was your family member. You thought you’d secured a safe caring home where they had everything they needed. You (as guardian) are getting older, but at least your child, sister, brother, etc., will be looked after … or will they? In their existing community, they have dances, crafts, movies, jobs or volunteer positions. Several already have jobs within the city of Red Deer. Here they can do their own banking and go out on their own, to visit another home or staff in the various offices throughout their community. How can moving away from what is comfortable, safe and familiar (where everyone looks out for everyone else) be a benefit? Most of the clientele are aging, some have health problems, behaviours and/ or dementia. This brings up another point: In the last push to close Michener, we were instructed to find community doctors for the residents. Very few doctors were willing to take on our clientele for various reasons, including already bulging caseloads. Some of these individuals may survive in a group home, but it will not be community inclusion and they will not live the full, independent and happy lives they do now. The capital funds the Redford government keeps referring to, to use for renovations, could still be used to build appropriate homes in the community to house the next generations. To my knowledge, disabled persons are still coming into this world and no matter how bad the government wants it, many will never fit into the mould! Let our individuals age gracefully in their existing homes! Valerie Helm Administration, Health Supports Michener Services, Red Deer
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ventional military force at their disposal. Kim Jong-un’s threats are being exposed as bluffs almost daily — the U.S.-South Korean military exercises go on as though he had said nothing — and he may ultimately feel obliged to do something to restore his credibility. It would probably be just a limited local attack somewhere, but in the current atmosphere, with both Seoul and Washington determined not to submit to psychological blackmail, that could escalate rapidly to full-scale conventional war. It would be a major war, for although North Korea’s weapons are mostly last-generation, that is not such a big handicap in ground warfare as it is in the air or at sea. North Kore-
Ghosts help define maturing Red Deer I see Mark Gaboury has written to the Advocate to protest the city’s Ghost statues. I do indeed disagree with his position. However, he instructs me to “hold my tongue” and admit he is correct. Since I am a firm believer in my basic human right to peaceful expression of my opinions, I am encouraged to respond in spite of Gaboury’s order. Having seen and lived in several cities in my lifetime (I am a very long way past being a teenager!). I have always considered Red Deer a pretty young city. One hundred years may seem long to many people; but Canada as a nation is still young when considered in a global context. Red Deer is indeed one of our younger cities, obviously. As such, what is wrong with considering the city as being a “teenager”? If you perceive that as meaning impetuous, rebellious, difficult to deal with, that would certainly put us in a negative light. However, if the teen image brings to mind curiosity, innovation, willingness to learn and try new things with energy and optimism, I think that would be very positive indeed. As to the Ghost project, I have always thought of it as quite novel, indicating some of Red Deer’s history but also done with a realistic view of our progress — and even some humour. So we do not have a David Thompson, a Laurier, a Sir John A., or even a Louis Riel. We do have intelligent and farsighted citizens who do deserve their statues and the interpretations given with them. As to the beaver — that is a great lead-in to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, a true gem in the city. And Francis the pig? A freewheeling spirit, a “don’t fence me in” attitude that some folks might see as a great image for our young little city. I would indeed like to see our local artists develop more Ghosts, well-researched and interpreted to Red Deerians and visitors, as an unique and pleasing part of our past, present and future. Thank you for the opportunity to make use of my right to express myself. I care not whether Gaboury approves, though I wish him well as a fellow Red Deerian. Bonnie J. Denhaan Red Deer
We don’t need a preconceived agenda It is with a breath of fresh air that I read comments to the Comment page from city Coun. Chris Stephan. He always brings up very interesting points. With regards the Red Deer First group, I would think anyone running for a position on city council would have the whole of the city’s best interests at heart and therefore offer their abilities and talents
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an troops are well-trained, and there are over a million of them. Moreover, South Korea is compelled to defend well forward because holding on to Seoul, only 50 km from the frontier, is a political imperative. That makes it quite vulnerable to breakthroughs. Even if the North Korean air force were effectively destroyed in the first couple of days, as it probably would be, this would be a highly mobile, hardfought land war in densely populated territory involving high casualties and massive destruction. The world has not seen such a war for more than 50 years now. We really don’t need to see it again. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.
to serve. Each offering themselves and as a whole make a working team. This is democracy at work. But, to have a group of people run for council with the same mindset and preconceived as to what their agenda is, I believe, is far from democracy. They are like a swarm of technocrats, or a church group that is going to take the city over and run it by a special agenda to change us all to their mode of thinking. Then there is the bike lane issue. Stephan is right to introduce a notice of motion to cancel the pilot project on bike lanes. This was brought on us without the taxpayers’ input. The bicycles association, along with a very few vociferous people, managed to convince council that bike lanes were needed in Red Deer. In saying this, I am very opposed to bike riding on sidewalks because to many of those people are not courteous riders, and I was in favour of bike banes but the way this city has installed them is just ludicrous. To get an idea in how to install bike lanes, go to Kelowna, B.C. They have three-foot strips on designated streets for bikes and no buffer area. Kelowna has not taken driving lanes away, or parking spaces. Kelowna has been very responsible with their bike lane program. Vehicle traffic and bicyclists get along well. Red Deer needs to rethink the bike lane program. Carmen Wallace Red Deer
Cellphone giants short-change users I am writing to express my continued frustration at the lack of progress in reducing the contract gouging currently in place in the Canadian markets. We pay some of the highest fees and are forced to accept some of the worst contract terms, a direct result of the big three cellphone companies controlling the vast share of our market. Now, to make matters even worse, Rogers has come up with a plan to block our access to the few affordable mobile services that do exist by obtaining scarce wireless spectrum assets, something the Canadian government can legally prevent from happening but so far have refused to do. As a concerned Canadian cellphone user who is tired of being taken advantage of, I ask Industry Minister Christian Paradis to show the conglomerates that, just because they have power, they are not at liberty to steamroll their competition, and that Canadian cell users demand fair contract terms more in line with the rest of the industrialized world. I encourage each and every Canadian to learn more at www.DemandChoice.ca, and read OpenMedia.ca’s study about Canada’s dysfunctional cellphone market at www.openmedia.ca/UpgradeCanada. Richard Radu Red Deer
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Baird, police mum on terror report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird tried to change the channel Tuesday on a CBC News report identifying the two Canadians involved in January’s deadly terrorist attack at an isolated Algerian gas plant. Baird, who is overseas, referred questions about the revelations — specifically, why the government has said so little about Canada’s connection to the January attack, which killed at least 38 hostages and 29 militants — to security agencies and his cabinet colleague, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. “Our intelligence services, our law enforcement agencies have been doing some important work and I think it’s best if I refer you to them for further comment,” Baird said during a conference call from the United Arab Emirates. “I’m travelling in the Middle East right now, and the only thing I can do is refer you to the minister.” Citing unidentified sources, the CBC said Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas, high school friends from London, Ont., were the two Canadians whose bodies were found amidst the carnage. The report said the Canadian Security Intelligence Service began asking questions about both men after a family member contacted authorities in 2007 with concerns about the pair. The CBC also said two other individuals from the London area travelled to Algeria with Medlej and Katsiroubas, but it isn’t known if they were involved in the gas plant attack or if they’re even alive. The RCMP would only say that its investigation is ongoing and that no further information would be released. Baird was asked to comment broad-
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These photos of Ali Medlej and Xristos Katsiroubas are reproduced from the London South Collegiate Institute’s 2005-06 yearbook, in London Ont. on Tuesday. ly on the problem of homegrown terrorism. “Obviously, this is a challenge that has happened in many parts of the West, the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, elsewhere,” he said. “It’s obviously something that deeply concerns us.” Toews’s office, meanwhile, had no immediate comment. The four-day siege of the natural gas plant ended when the Algerian mili-
tary stormed the energy complex. In the aftermath of the attack, Algeria’s prime minister had said two Canadians were among the band of militants who took hundreds of workers hostage — claims Canada couldn’t initially confirm. Hostages who escaped recalled hearing at least one of the militants speaking English with a North American accent. Members of the RCMP were sent to
Algiers to investigate. Last month, the Mounties first said a Canadian was among those killed in the attack, but wouldn’t say if the remains were discovered among the alQaida linked terrorists or the hostages. Police later said the second Canadian was identified from among the bodies of the men accused of being terrorists. Canadian intelligence officials have said dozens of Canadians have ventured abroad — or tried to do so — to take part in violent operations. Christian Leuprecht, a professor at Queen’s University and Royal Military College, said the issue raises the question about whether Canada needs a foreign intelligence service that would operate outside the country. “The fact that CSIS was allegedly on to them shows that both our security intelligence and deterrence mechanisms are working. But keep in mind, once they leave the country, the CSIS Act makes it very difficult to follow them,” he said in a statement. “Perhaps this is yet another good reason to re-start the debate on amending the CSIS Act to give security intelligence more leeway outside of the country.” Baird, for his part, highlighted his visit to a local Tim Hortons outlet in Abu Dhabi as part of his lengthy tour of the Middle East and Persian Gulf. “Today, this morning, we had a great opportunity to visit Tim Hortons with my friend, the United Arab Emirates foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah, which was followed by good and formal discussions,” he said. In a statement, Baird said that he held talks that will “strengthen and re-energize the Canada-U.A.E. relationship” as part of a strategic partnership.
Winnipeg mayor faces Police identify body found court hearing in alleged in car at bottom of bay conflict of interest BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is to find out later this week whether he will be removed from office for holding a taxpayer-funded Christmas party at his own restaurant. But the man seeking to oust Katz, Joe Chan, may face an uphill battle in convincing Queen’s Bench Justice Brenda Keyser that the $3,034.35 party violated a broadly worded section of a provincial conflict-of-interest law. The mayor’s lawyer has filed two motions asking that the case be thrown out and Keyser herself wondered Tuesday whether some of the language Chan uses in his lawsuit might be “a little over the top.” “We pay the taxes to maintain the streets. We don’t pay the taxes to maintain (Katz’s) pocket,” Chan said outside court. The dispute stems from a December 2010 party Katz threw for councillors and some city staff at an Asian restaurant he owned. Chan, who owns another Asian restaurant, is asking the judge to declare that Katz violated the Municipal Council Conflict of Interest Act. Section 16 of the law forbids council members from communicating with other councillors or staff “for the purpose of influencing the municipality to enter into any contract or other transaction, or to confer any benefit, in which the councillor or any of his dependants has a direct or indirect pecuniary interest.” Chan’s lawyer, David Matas, argues Katz broke that law by inviting fellow councillors and staff to a restaurant from which the mayor profits. Matas told court that even a relatively small dollar amount should not be treated lightly. He pointed to the penalties under the law, which include removal from office. “The issue of conflict of interest is ... extremely important — so important that a small sum can lead to a loss of
office. The legislation is strong — no conflict of interest. That’s its intent.” Katz’s lawyer, Robert Tapper, said the law is aimed at preventing councillors and mayors from trying to influence other councillors’ votes on municipal decisions that might benefit them. “It was a Christmas party. It’s not the swaying of the decision-making process,” Tapper told court. “It’s trivial. It’s a Christmas party for crying out loud.” Keyser, who reserved her decision until Friday afternoon, may not even rule on the merits of the case, because Tapper has filed two motions to have the case thrown out. One alleges Matas wrongly held a court hearing ex-parte — without Tapper’s presence or consent. The other alleges Chan violated court rules by telling media outlets in recent months about a settlement offer he had received from Katz. “Mr. Chan’s conduct in this case is ... nothing short of disgusting,” Tapper said. Matas explained Chan is not familiar with court rules and only spoke about the offer after being confronted by the media. That drew what seemed like a rebuke from the judge. “All he had to do ... is say, ‘Sorry, I can’t talk about it,”’ Keyser told Matas. Katz is not the first mayor to face legal trouble over a conflict-of- interest accusation. Last October, an Ontario Superior Court justice ordered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford out of office for taking part in a council vote on whether he should repay $3,150 raised for his private football foundation. Ford appealed and the ruling was overturned. If Keyser rules that Katz knowingly broke the law, the mandatory penalty is dismissal from office. If she finds Katz broke the law inadvertently, Katz will not be ousted but he may be ordered to repay the money.
Ford must pay own legal bills: court BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Mayor Rob Ford will have to foot his own legal bills for his hard-won fight to keep his job in light of a citizen’s application to have him removed for conflict of interest, an Ontario court ruled Tuesday. In its brief decision, a Divisional Court panel decided against awarding costs because the case raised novel issues of law and Ford’s narrow appeal win was not an outright victory. Ford had sought about $116,000 in costs from Paul Magder, who almost succeeded in having the mayor ousted for participating in a council vote in which he had a financial interest. When it came to costs, Magder argued against any award on the grounds he was acting as a public-interest litigant. Ford, who blamed a left-wing conspiracy after the courts initially or-
dered him removed from office, argued Magder was “in the pursuit of a political agenda.” In nixing Ford’s request for costs, the Divisional Court cited three reasons. Firstly, even though Ford was allowed to stay in office, the court noted he was successful on only one of his four appeal grounds In addition, the court found the proceedings helped clarify parts of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. “This proceeding raised novel legal issues with respect to matters of public importance,” the panel wrote. “While we would not characterize (Magder) as a public-interest litigant just because he brought this litigation as an elector, the clarification of significant and novel legal issues is in the public interest.”
ST. ANNS, N.S. — Police divers recovered the body Tuesday of an 81-year-old man who drove his car off the end of a small cable ferry and into an icy bay in Cape Breton more than a week ago. The Mounties say Jerry Hengeveld of Waterville, N.S., was the lone occupant of a car that boarded the ferry at Englishtown, N.S., on March 25. Witnesses say the car failed to stop once it was on the ferry, hitting an elevated ramp at one end and plunging into St Anns Bay. A subsequent search for the car was delayed last week by strong currents and pack ice. Searchers using side-scan sonar
found a large object Tuesday at 11:15 a.m., about 200 metres from where the ferry operates. After divers confirmed it was a vehicle, a fishing boat was used to pull it closer to shore. Hengeveld’s 2007 Toyota Camry was left underwater as his body was removed and lifted into a boat around 2 p.m. RCMP Sgt. Craig Yorke said investigators do no suspect foul play. The man’s family has said he had been driving around visiting friends last week but they became concerned about him and contacted the police Friday to report him missing.
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Campaign worker in Guelph faces first charge in robocalls affair OTTAWA — A junior Conservative campaign worker in Guelph, Ont., has been charged under the Elections Act for fraudulent robocalls made during the 2011 election campaign. The charge was confirmed by the lawyer for Michael Sona, a young employee on the campaign of local Conservative candidate Marty Burke. Elections Canada has been investigating hundreds of fraudulent robocalls in Guelph and dozens of other ridings across Canada that purported to be from the elections regulator. Voters were told their polling stations had been moved, part of an alleged scam to suppress the vote. The fraudulent calls appeared to target identified non-Conservative voters. Sona, now 24, was initially fingered by sources in the Conservative party but has loudly and repeatedly asserted that he was being made a scapegoat by party brass. His lawyer, Norm Boxall, repeated that allegation in a statement Tuesday. “Although the charge is disappointing, it represents an opportunity for Mr. Sona to finally address the allegations in a court as oppose to in the media and resolve it permanently,” Boxall said in an email. “If the government was interested in the public being fully informed and the issue of robocalls being properly addressed, a full public inquiry would be called, rather than a charge laid against a single individual who held a junior position on a single campaign and who clearly lacked the resources and access to the data required to make the robocalls.” Neither Elections Canada nor the public prosecutors’ office would comment on the nature of the charge. The Guelph courthouse also could not confirm the charges because Sona has not been served, an court employee said.
The so-called “horizontal audit” is meant to find anyone who gave a particular political party more than they were allowed to in 2011 through their total combined donations. “As required by the Canada Elections Act, any political entity that received excess funds will be required to pay them back to the contributor or the Receiver General of Canada,” says Elections Canada’s newly released report on plans and priorities. Most excess donations are likely unintentional, said Diane Benson, a spokeswoman for the agency. “As an individual, you may not be aware of the contribution limits, or you may have an idea,” Benson said. “Or, if you did it over the course of a full year, you might forget that you gave some money at the beginning of the year to something, and then later in the year you went to a fundraiser. Sometimes those things happen, and they put you over (the legal limit).” Indeed, there is a section on candidates’ election campaign returns that deals with contributions returned to donors for those and other reasons.
The over-donations audit, which is done after each campaign, comes as Elections Canada also conducts an investigation into false or misleading robocalls, stemming from complaints that have surfaced in ridings across the country. The agency’s investigation has centred on the southwestern Ontario riding of Guelph, where a number of residents say they received automated phone calls from someone claiming to be from Elections Canada and directing them to a wrong or nonexistent polling station. While the misleading phone calls appeared to target non-Conservative voters, the Conservative party insists it had no involvement in any such scheme and says it is assisting the investigation. A shadowy operative known only as “Pierre Poutine” is believed to be behind the calls. However, Elections Canada has not yet been able to find that person. The investigation is parallel to a Federal Court case that seeks to overturn the outcomes of the last federal election in six closely contested ridings because of alleged voter-suppression tactics.
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OTTAWA — Spending on headquarters administration at National Defence may be rising 27 per cent, despite the Harper government’s insistence the department cut overhead. That’s according to the most recent quarterly forecast compiled by the parliamentary budget office. The figures cover the first six months of the justcompleted 2012-13 budget year. Prime Minister Stephen Harper repeatedly insisted last year that Defence have “more teeth and less tail” and that reducing the administrative burden should be the department’s No. 1 priority. Yet the budget office’s forecast, which is posted online, suggests the reverse is taking shape. Spending on internal services and property management is forecast to rise while there are expected to be major reductions to surveillance, known as situational awareness, readiness within the army, including training, international operations, and environmental stewardship. Former army commander, lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie, told the Harper government in a landmark 2011 report that National Defence needed to take an axe to its bloated headquarters in order to meet future obligations.
Monarchy, military, marriage: revamped newcomers’ guide more than practical tips OTTAWA — Say goodbye to the national anthem and hello to the Queen. The federal Immigration Department has released a major overhaul to the handbook it gives newcomers to Canada. While the new “Welcome to Canada” guide incorporates almost all of the content of its predecessor, it no longer includes the lyrics to the national anthem, which graced the old version’s first page. Among the additions are a full page on Canada’s relationship with the monarchy, an explanation of the military and a lengthy section on Canada’s courts and laws.
Canada, U.A.E. settle differences, agree to do away with visitor visas OTTAWA — Canada and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to end a squabble over visas that forced Canadians to pay hundreds of dollars to enter the Gulf country. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his U.A.E. counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan say they have agreed to restore the visa regime that existed prior to a dispute that erupted in 2010. They say the two countries are also ready to sign a nuclear co-operation deal. Details on the two agreements will be formalized in the next month. The two countries have also created a CanadaU.A.E. business council to improve commercial relationships. Baird is on a lengthy swing through the Middle East, which has included a surprise visit to Iraq as well as stops in Jordan and Cyprus. The agreement with the U.A.E. to revert to the previous visa regime ends a spat which began in 2010 when the Emirates were denied the opportunity to expand air travel to Canada. Visitors from most European countries, Australia and the U.S. don’t need visas for the U.A.E. Canadians, however, must pay $165 for a single-entry, 30-day visa; $330 for a single-entry 60-day visa; and $660 for a six-month, multiple-entry visa. In a statement on Tuesday, Baird and the U.A.E. foreign minister agreed to restore the status quo on visas and increase co-operation overall. “As strategic partners, Canada and the U.A.E. can make significant contributions toward the goal of achieving stability and prosperity across the region,” the two men said. They also agreed to strengthen co-operation on police, corrections and border matters, including training opportunities.
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Terra Nova lifespan oilfield ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore petroleum regulator says the life of the Terra Nova oil and gas field will be extended by seven years to 2027. The CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board says upgrades completed by Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) in January have allowed the field life to be extended from its original estimate of 2020. The upgrades made by the company include the replacement of flow lines at the field, which is about 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s. The board says the proven and probable oil reserve has increased to 506 million barrels from 419 million barrels.
Loonie rises amid strong U.S. data The Canadian dollar closed higher Tuesday amid a general improvement in risk appetite on financial markets and strong U.S. economic data. The commoditysensitive loonie was off early highs amid accelerating price declines for gold, copper and oil but still up 0.17 of a cent at 98.53 cents US after earlier rising to a sixweek high of 98.77 cents US. Traders looked to the February report on U.S. factory orders, which showed a jump of three per cent following decline in January that was revised to one per cent from two per cent. Markets also got lift from strong auto sales figures for the U.S. Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose five per cent in March as the company sold more cars and trucks than in any month since the U.S. went into recession in December 2007. Chrysler sold almost 172,000 cars and trucks in March, led by the Ram pickup with an increase of 25 per cent. — The Canadian Press
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Cyber security business grows CANADIAN COMPANIES FACING INCREASING CYBER SECURITY THREATS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — CGI Group hopes its new security centre in Ottawa will boost its Canadian business by better appealing to companies facing growing cyber security threats. The Montreal-based information technology services company said the centre, which opened at CGI’s relocated offices on the outskirts of the capital, is equipped to provide around-the-clock expertise to clients. CGI (TSX:GIB.A) spokesman Lorne Gorber said the change is part of the company’s efforts to target new business from the financial services and other sectors over the coming years to grow revenues in Canada. “If all went well, it would certainly push the Canadian business and no doubt the Ottawa business unit well into double-digit growth territory,” he said in an interview. CGI’s global cyber security operations increased with last year’s acquisition of European-based Logica. Gorber said CGI earns about $25 million
‘THIS IS REALLY CREATING A UNIFIED GLOBAL OFFERING THAT NOW ALLOWS US TO GO BACK AND KNOCK ON THE DOORS OF ALL OF OUR CLIENTS.’ — CGI SPOKESMAN LORNE GORBER
in revenues annually in Canada and about $500 million globally from its roughly 1,200 employees focused on cyber security. CGI said the Ottawa security centre operations — one of three such accredited evaluation test centres in Canada — protects Canada’s largest corporations and deals with about 45 million potential cyber events each week for some 100 commercial and government clients. Last year, the cost of cyber attacks in Canada grew to $1.4 billion, undermining corporate profits and reputations, the company estimated. Gorber said the centre expects to continue adding employees as it seeks new clients and works to convince existing customers to use more of its security services, which range from product testing to making their
own systems more secure and combating corporate espionage. “This is really creating a unified global offering that now allows us to go back and knock on the doors of all of our clients,” he said, adding that CGI will go after crossborder opportunities and test products at its Ottawa testing lab. Among its customers is the Canadian Payments Association, which ensures that more than $170 billion of transactions are cleared securely through its systems daily. Meanwhile, CGI said Tuesday that the World Anti-Doping Agency has signed on with its Logica subsidiary in Europe to provide a new smartphone app that will allow athletes around the globe to easily notify the agency of their whereabouts to facilitate out-of-competition testing.
Brothers helped build Red Deer Parkland WATSONS CHRONICLE LIFETIME OF PROJECTS IN BOOK BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR In 1934, a destitute Saskatchewan farmer threw a piece of canvas over a hayrack, loaded his young family and abandoned his drought-stricken homestead in favour of greener prospects in Central Alberta. Among the passengers in the horse-drawn wagon were a pair of infants who would do much to shape the appearance of Red Deer. Now 82 and 80 respectively, Alan and Gene Watson have had a hand in dozens of local development projects — including Morrisroe subdivision, Village Shopping Centre, Checkmate Court, Centre 53, Watson Towers, The Watson Centre and Plaza 52nd Street. They remember growing up on 40 acres of farmland near Pine Lake, where their father settled after arriving in the midst of the Depression. “Apparently, he was heading for Sylvan Lake and he got lost or some damn thing and ended up at Pine Lake,” said Gene. He and Alan recounted how they and two other siblings rode horseback 4 ½ miles to the Pine Lake school, including on frigid winter days when the ink wells in their uninsulated school house would freeze. Alan quit school in Grade 9 to do farm work. Gene stuck it out to the midway point of Grade 12, and then followed suit. By the early 1950s, both had found work with local plumbing companies: Gene at Burnett Plumbing and Alan at Hayhoe Plumbing. Soon after, they took their first tentative step into the development business, buying a pair of vacant lots in Blackfalds for $100 each. Gene recalled having to negotiate terms with town council after he and his brother realized they only had $100 between them. They started building a house on one of the lots, working evenings and weekends. “It took all summer to build the basement,” said Gene, adding that framing proceeded as they scraped together the money for lumber. Proceeds from the sale of that first house financed a second, and the Watsons were on their way. In 1957, Gene started Watson Plumbing after earning his plumbing ticket. Alan joined him after doing the same, and Watson Bros. Plumbing Ltd. was the result. They began building in earnest in the early 1960s, with several multi-family residential projects and a small commercial building. They also bought Marshall Wells Hardware Store in Sylvan Lake,
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Alan Watson, left, and his brother Gene, look over the history book of their company Swell Investments outside Watson Towers, an apartment building the siblings built in 1972. reasoning that the business would generate plumbing work for them around town. Their days often started at 6 a.m. and didn’t wrap up until 8 or 9 at night. But they continued to build, and in 1965 obtained a 50 per cent interest in construction company Swell Investments Ltd., later buying the balance of the company. Subsequent projects included commercial buildings, apartment buildings and townhouse complexes. In 1975, the Watsons bought 20 acres of farmland from Jim Morrisroe and subdivided it into 75 residential lots. They soon realized that land development could be a risky venture, with builders reluctant to
buy lots from them. “Alan and I were so down,” said Gene. “We had millions tied up in these lands.” A critical point came when Gene met with an official from a large construction company, who seemed cool to the idea of investing in the Watsons’ subdivision. “Pretty soon he says, ‘I’ll take about 35 lots.’ I could have jumped across the desk and kissed him.” The Watsons might have dodged another bullet a few years later, after purchasing the land where Checkmate Court now stands. They intended to build a pair of 15-storey residential buildings there.
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Found Money? What to do with that tax refund
becomes major propane player
In the next few weeks all of us will file an annual tax return, and many of us , if we’ve planned right and taken all of that financial advice we’ve read or heard about in the popular financial media to heart, will eventually receive a tax refund. The question most asked of me at this time of year is what to do with this “found money”? Many of us will treat tax refunds as “found” money. As a result we have a tendency to spend this money in much the same way that I spent $20 that I found a few weeks ago. A round of Tim Hortons for everyone! While it certainly felt good that I used the money to pay forward some good-
will, financial planners would suggest that I should have used the money to pay down a debt or make a charitable, and tax deductable, donation to reduce my tax burden and still experience the goodwill of paying it forward. Remember, your tax refund is not a generous donation by the government to your household. It is in effect repayment of an interest free loan you made over the previous calendar year to the government. Given your deductions and tax credits, you probably have been overpaying your income taxes throughout the year if you are receiving a tax refund.
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Parkland Fuel Corp. announced on Tuesday that it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of Sparling’s Propane Co. Ltd., an Ontario-based company. The deal makes Parkland — based in Red Deer — a major player in the Canadian propane market. The transaction price was not disclosed. Sparling’s has been in business over more than 60 years and it is the second largest propane retailer in Ontario. From its six branch locations in Southern Ontario, the company delivers more than 120 million litres of propane annually to approximately 25,000 customers. It provides both businesses and homes with propane and related products and services. In a press release, Parkland said the propane market in Ontario is growing at more than five per cent annually. Sparling’s business platform will be used to grow the propane business across Canada. “The acquisition of Sparling’s Propane makes Parkland a major competitor in the Canadian propane marketplace,” said Bob Espey, president and chief executive officer of Parkland. “Sparling’s, along with our Western propane operations, will also be able to leverage new propane supply options that we now have access to through Elbow River Marketing. “Together, we now have the platform for the aggressive development of propane opportunities across all of our markets.” Elbow River is a subsidiary of Parkland Fuel. “Both companies share a commitment to growth through service excellence, and this creates an opportunity for Parkland and Sparling’s to capture a larger share of the Canadian propane market,” said Steven Sparling, president and chief executive officer of Sparling’s Propane. The acquisition has received all necessary approvals. Parkland’s current financial position is sufficient to fund the transaction. Parkland (TSX:PKI) is Canada’s largest independent distributor and marketer of fuel products.
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WATSON: Good, bad times “We were just ready to get the permits out,” said Alan. “We were all ready to go.” But, nervous about the huge financial commitment, they postponed the project in favour of Michener Manor condominium, and ultimately sold the property to another developer. It went bankrupt during construction of Checkmate Court, and a subsequent developer lost the building to foreclosure — a victim of Alberta’s economic collapse in the early 1980s. The Watsons ended up buying the apartment building in 1986 and eventually condominiumized it. They weren’t so lucky when they bought what appeared to be a prime piece of land west of Red Deer’s downtown, with plans to build an eight-storey condominium. It turned out that soil on the property had been contaminated by fuel from a nearby service station, rendering it unsuitable for residential development and forcing the brothers to sell at a loss. “That was a real kick in the ass,” said Gene, describing the situation as the worst he and Alan encountered during their more than half a century in the development business. They also faced some adversity in the early 1980s after developing Village Shopping Centre with two other business partners. The economic downturn pushed the cost of their financing to around 25 per cent, and chased many of their tenants away. “We’d go up and have coffee and talk to them; next morning, you’d go there and they’d be gone,” said Gene. The Watsons eventually secured a more favourable loan, and in 1984 traded Village Shopping Centre for a number of other commercial and residential properties. The brothers have now sold their real estate holdings, with Watson Centre the last to go in 2012. They still have an office in that building, but aren’t sure how long they’ll remain. Recently, the Watsons produced a 52-page book chronicling their days in the development business. Most of the 125 copies are being delivered to many of the people Alan and Gene worked with over the years, but several have gone to the Red Deer Archives, where members of the public can view them. firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUND: RRSP benefits If your tax refund is the result of an RRSP contribution then it is especially important that you use the refund to either top up your RRSP balance or to pay down a high interest debt, such as a credit card. Remember the two key benefits of an RRSP deposit are tax deferred investment income while the RRSP is open, and of course the tax deduction which resulted in the tax refund. The intent of the government giving you this deduction is to encourage you to save. For example, a $3,000 RRSP contribution could potentially result in a tax refund of $960 if your marginal tax rate is 32%. If you only invested the initial $3,000 deposit, and earned 7% annually, you would have just over $16,000 in 25 years. By investing the refund at the same interest rate you would have an additional $5,200. Of course when you withdraw this money from your RRSP/ RRIF in retirement you will pay tax. However, for most Canadians, the tax bill will be lower because in retirement you will more than likely have a lower marginal tax rate. Investors paying 32% tax in their working years could find themselves in the 25% bracket in retirement and thus pay about $365 less in income tax. Of course a very popular alternative is a Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA) deposit. The added benefit of depositing your tax refund into a TFSA is that you don’t pay tax on any of the withdrawals, at any time, and can re-contribute withdrawals in the year following the withdrawal. Using a tax refund to fund a TFSA deposit is a really great strategy when one considers that if you funded a TFSA contribution with employment income you would need to earn more than the deposit after accounting for income taxes. For example, if you were to use employment income to fund a $3,000 TFSA deposit you would need to earn just over $4,400. The difference of $1,400 is the amount of tax you would have to pay before making the TFSA contribution if it was funded with employment income. However, using a tax refund, since it is in effect an overpayment of income taxes, means that you do not have to come up with $4,400 just $3,000. Once you have made the decision to use you tax refund to top up either your RRSP or TFSA remember do not fall into the behavioural trap of treating the refund as “house money”. Psychologists have noted that investors tend to treat “windfalls”, such as tax refunds, as proceeds from gambling, and take more risk in investments funded with “windfall profits”. An investor that may normally be a conservative investor with money earned from employment may choose to take a higher risks which inevitably can lead to higher mental stress over his/her financial plan, and potential financial losses as they are not prepared financially or psychologically for the swings in market value that are inherent with higher risk investments. Finally if you have high interest rate debts, such as credit cards, then a really great strategy is to use your tax refund to pay down the account and then set up a monthly RRSP or TFSA contribution with the payment you would have normally made to your credit card company. A $960 tax refund used to pay down a credit card at 19% would result in a savings of $182 a year or $15 a month in interest. It does not sound like a lot but if you were to take the minimum payment of $50 that would be required on this balance, and add the $15 in interest savings, you would have a monthly RRSP or TFSA contribution of $65. At 7% interest this payment to yourself would grow to over $52,000 in 25 years. So in the next couple of months as you await that tax refund take heart that no matter how small or large the refund you can use this “found money” to begin to gain control over your financial destiny.
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A crew member with ExxonMobil washes oil from another crew member’s boots at North Starlight Road in the Northwoods subdivision in Mayflower, Ark., Monday. Other crew members are seen power washing oil from the street near the pipeline that ruptured and dumped several thousands of barrels of oil Friday.
Exxon ordered to take corrective action after pipeline ruptures BYTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Federal pipeline safety officials on Tuesday issued a corrective action order to ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. after one of its pipelines ruptured last week in central Arkansas. The order from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration comes after ExxonMobil’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured Friday in the small city of Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock. The order prevents ExxonMobil from restarting operations on the failed segment of the pipeline until the agency is satisfied with repairs and is confident that all immediate safety concerns have been addressed. Investigators are still working to figure out what caused the pipeline to rupture, but the corrective action order says ExxonMobil reversed the system flow of the pipeline in 2006. “A change in direction of flow can affect the hydraulic and stress demands on the pipeline,” the order, dated Tuesday, says. About 3,500 to 5,000 barrels of crude oil spilled after the pipeline ruptured, according to ExxonMobil estimates cited in the
corrective action order. That oil spewed onto lawns and roadways and almost fouled nearby Lake Conway. No one was hurt, but the spill led authorities to evacuate more than 20 homes. The pipeline, which runs from Patoka, Ill., to the Texas Gulf Coast, was originally built in 1947 and 1948, according to federal pipeline safety officials. It remains out of service for now. In order for that to change, ExxonMobil would need written approval from a federal pipeline safety official, according to the corrective action order. ExxonMobil also has to submit a restart plan, complete testing and analysis about why the pipeline failed and jump through a number of other hoops under the order. The order signed by Jeffrey Wiese, associate administrator for pipeline safety, says “continued operation of the Pegasus Pipeline would be hazardous to life, property, and the environment.” The federal agency’s order comes as Arkansas’ attorney general promised a state investigation into the cause and impact of the spill and other officials say they plan to ask Exxon to move the Pegasus pipeline to protect drinking water.
“There are many questions and concerns remaining as to the longterm impacts, environmental or otherwise, from this spill,” Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wrote to ExxonMobil executives Tuesday. He also asked ExxonMobil to preserve records pending his investigation. The company said it will cooperate with McDaniel’s office. ExxonMobil spokesman Alan T. Jeffers said Tuesday evening that the company is reviewing the corrective action order, but declined to comment further. Jeffers also said the company had no comment after a Central Arkansas Water official said the water system plans to formally request that ExxonMobil relocate the Pegasus pipeline outside the area that drains into the main source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of customers in the region. “We’ve been concerned about the presence of the pipeline in the (Lake Maumelle) Watershed for some time now,” said John Tynan, Central Arkansas Water’s watershed protection manager. “We’ve taken a number of steps to mitigate the risks that it poses, but obviously the only way to eliminate all risk is to remove the pipeline from the watershed.”
Thieves steal record amount of copper wire FROM LIGHT POLES ALONG INTERSTATE IN SALT LAKE CITY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SALT LAKE CITY — The biggest copper heist in Utah memory has stripped more than six miles of wire from a stretch of Salt Lake City highway. The Utah Department of Transportation first noticed the theft Thursday, officials said, but they don’t know when exactly thieves snatched up the wire. The thieves either disguised themselves as a construction crew or worked in the middle of the night on multiple occasions to yank wire from the median of Interstate 15, said roadway lighting engineer Richard Hibbard. “We can’t keep wire in the ground to save our lives,” he said, estimating that the department deals with smaller-scale thefts nearly every week. Thieves take the wire to recyclers who will pay for metal by the pound. Officials are shocked, they say, to see a theft this big pulled off on a relatively urban and highly travelled stretch of road. Billboards dot the side of the six-lane highway that’s lined with warehouses, sandy dirt and
red rock. “To say the least, this was an extremely risky operation that they pulled off here,” said UDOT spokesman John Gleason, adding, “This is by far the largest single copper wire theft we’ve dealt with here in Utah.” The department doesn’t know exactly when the theft happened because many highway lights all over the Wasatch Valley haven’t been working. Routine road maintenance in the area is falling to the wayside as workers grapple to replace the missing wire and broken metal boxes. The thieves likely used sledgehammers to smash into boxes of wires running to light poles, clipped the copper and then used cars or trucks to pull 30,000 to 35,000 feet of wire out of the ground, authorities said. The scale of the heist, they said, indicates that the thieves had sophisticated electrical know-how. They snuffed out almost a dozen light poles along a mile of highway between 1000 North and 1800 North, toward the outer limits of Salt Lake City. The missing coiled wire will cost between $50,000 and $60,000
to replace, officials say. UDOT spends $300,000 to $400,000 a year to replace stolen copper, officials said. To combat the thefts, the department is considering replacing the copper wire with aluminum wire, which proves less lucrative at recycling sites. But aluminum tends to short out more easily. Engineers are also working on a plan to bury light boxes along the road underground to make them harder to find. A few years ago, “when the recession hit, it got really bad,” Hibbard said, adding that the rate of thefts seemed to climb alongside unemployment rates. With other similar cases in Utah, officials sometimes find car or bicycle tire tracks. That was the case for one recent, smaller theft about a mile south of this one. But the department has not found such signs for this heist, said Hibbard, the lighting engineer. “The most evidence I’ve seen is those beer bottles over there,” he said, adding, “That’s the curiosity. It seems impossible that someone didn’t see something and say something.”
Molson Coors shares hit 52-week high on U.S. jobs recovery, analyst upgrade BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Molson Coors shares hit a 52-week high for a second consecutive day on Tuesday on the prospects of a U.S. employment recovery, new products and an analyst’s upgrade. The Montreal and Denver-based brewer’s shares (NYSE:TAP) set a new threshold of $52.93 in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange before closing at US$52.28, up 38 cents in heavy Tuesday trading. While shares in Molson Coors (TSX:TPX.B) also set a record on the Toronto Stock Exchange, hitting
$53.55 per share before closing up 73 cents at C$52.88 by day’s end. Goldman Sachs analyst Judy Hong upgraded the company’s stock to buy and raised her 12-month target price 34 per cent to US$63. “We believe Molson Coors is a compelling risk/reward proposition as the U.S. employment recovery and a new product cycle drive upward earnings revisions and multiple re-rating for this deep value asset,” she wrote in a report. Hong concedes that her outlook differs from most analysts for one of the “most under-
loved” of consumer staples stocks. Her forecasts are above consensus in each of the next three years. Molson Coors shares are well below its 10-year average and its brewery peers. The key catalyst for Hong’s outlook is an expectation that North American beer volumes will rise with an improving job environment. The beer industry has been hit in recent years as jobless consumers have had cut back on purchases or switched to alternatives. Consumption is about eight per cent below normalized levels after falling 0.6 per cent annually between 2008 and
2012. But acceleration in the mainstream beer market could lift industry volumes by 2.3 per cent a year through 2015, Hong said. A demographic shift whereby baby boomers turned to wine and spirits is largely over and should allow beer’s loss of market share to turn moderate or disappear altogether. Hong also said a pipeline of promising new highest priced products including Third Shift and Redd Al could also add about four per cent to MillerCoors volumes. The secondlargest beer company in the U.S. with nearly 30 per cent of beer sales is a joint venture of
SABMiller and Molson Coors. Molson Coors reported in a regulatory filing Tuesday afternoon that CEO Peter Swinburn’s total compensation decreased to about US$7 million in 2012, from US$7.59 million a year earlier. His base salary increased to US$1.07 million last year and he received $3.2 million in stocks, $800,000 in stock options and $709,500 in non-equity incentives. Vice-chairman Peter Coors’ compensation increased to US$2.66 million from US$2 million in 2011, largely as a result of higher pension value. His base salary was unchanged at US$850,000.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.50 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 90.96 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.13 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.97 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.34 Cdn. National Railway . 100.48 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 126.34 Cdn. Satellite . . . . . . . . . . 6.22 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 80.10 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.10 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.60 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 30.95 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 47.79 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.52 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.12 General Motors Co. . . . . 27.93 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 16.98 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.34 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.40 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.83 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 70.11 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.89 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.65 Consumer Brick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.24 Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 72.58 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 43.24 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.61 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.06 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.52 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 54.68 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76.02 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.19 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 28.71 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.71 First Quantum Minerals . 18.68 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 32.82 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.40 Inmet Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . 66.86 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 7.57 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.91 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.78 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.82
Energy8 Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.38 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 40.04 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.32 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.50 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 48.38 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.60 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.70 Canyon Services Group. 10.96 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.90 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.670 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.43 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.18 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 90.58 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 39.89 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.34 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.00 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 41.38 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 3.00 Nexen Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NA Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.15 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.59 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 1.120 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.15 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.20 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.41 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.30 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.06 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.63 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 64.35 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 59.09 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.55 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.29 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 34.93 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 27.19 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 45.49 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 63.50 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 15.06 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.40 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.29 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 62.22 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 28.04 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.45
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Tuesday despite key economic data which reinforced the view that the U.S. recovery is still on track, helping to make up for worsening conditions in Europe. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 13.04 points to 12,682.1. The TSX was weighed down by a tumble in the gold sector as strong U.S. factory orders and vehicle sales data raised traders’ willingness to take on greater risk, which in turn helped send bullion prices down to almost four-week lows. The Canadian dollar was off early highs but still up 0.17 of a cent at 98.53 cents US. U.S. indexes were positive as the Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 89.16 points to 14,662.01 as traders looked to the February report on U.S. factory orders, which showed a jump of three per cent, the best gain in five months. The gain followed a decline in January that was revised to one per cent from two per cent. The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 15.69 points to 3,254.86 and the S&P 500 index climbed 8.08 points to 1,570.25. Markets also got a lift from strong auto sales figures for the U.S. Chrysler’s U.S. sales rose five per cent in March as the company sold more cars and trucks than in any month since the U.S. went into recession in December 2007 — several months before Canada was dragged into a global downturn. Chrysler sold almost 172,000 cars and trucks in March. GM sales also rose 6.4 per cent to 245,950 while Ford sales jumped 5.7 per cent in its best month since May 2007. In Canada, Ford Motor Co. of Canada said it was the best selling automaker in the country last month as sales of its popular F-150 pickup truck helped push overall sales up two per cent compared with a year ago to total 25,092. Chrysler Canada reported a six per cent increase in monthly sales for March to bring its sales to 24,173 — the company’s best March sales since 2000. The gold sector led TSX decliners, down just over four per cent as the strong U.S. economic data helped push June bullion on the New York Mercantile Exchange down $25 to US$1,575.90 an ounce, taking the gold sector down two per cent. Gold prices are down about $100 yearto-date. But the sector is down 17 per cent year-to-date as the bottom line for miners has come under increasing pressure from falling prices and higher costs to get the ore out of the ground. “Gold is justifiably under pressure,” King said. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 77 cents to C$38.71 while Iamgold (TSX:IMG) fell 34 cents to $6.88. May copper was unchanged at US$3.38 a pound after closing Monday at an eight-month low. The base metals sector moved down 1.57 per cent, adding up to an 18 per cent tumble over the past year, reflecting lower demand for copper, particularly from China, amid a slow global economic recovery. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) declined 24 cents to C$9.40 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) lost 48 cents to $27.82. Industrials also weakened during the afternoon and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) lost $2.66 to $126.34. Utilities climbed almost one per cent as Atlantic Power (TSX:ATP) gained 33 cents to $5.07. The financial sector was also ahead almost one per cent as Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) rose 32 cents to $15.06. The energy sector gained 0.27 per cent as the May crude contract edged up 12 cents to US$97.19 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) rose
37 cents to C$31.20. The recovery in the U.S. has been supporting markets in the face of trouble in the 17-country eurozone, where data released Tuesday showed that unemployment in the single-currency bloc hit a record high in January and February of 12 per cent, the highest since the currency was launched in 1999. The tiny Mediterranean country of Cyprus has also recently deepened concerns about the future of the currency union. In corporate news, TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) shares gained 36 cents to $49.65 as it begins to seek firm commitments for new pipeline capacity to move oil from Western to Eastern Canada. The Energy East Pipeline project will involve 3,000 kilometres of existing natural gas pipeline, converted to carry crude, and 1,400 kilometres of new pipeline that could stretch as far as New Brunswick. TransCanada is seeking binding commitments for delivery points in Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John, N.B. The TSX Venture Exchange lost 20.46 points to 1,069.1. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,682.10 down 13.04 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,069.10 down 20.46 points TSX 60 — 728.96 up 0.29 point Dow — 14,662.01 up 89.16 points, record high S&P 500 — 1,570.25 up 8.08 points Nasdaq — 3,254.86 up 15.69 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 98.53 cents US, up 0.17 of a cent Pound — C$1.5323, down 1.59 cents Euro — C$1.3006, down 0.55 of a cent Euro — US$1.2815, down 0.31 of a cent Oil futures: US$97.19 per barrel, up 12 cents (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,575.90 per oz., down $25 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $28.836 per oz., down 77.1 cents $927.08 kg., down $24.79 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 1,069.10, down 20.46 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 147.7 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: May ’13 $4.30 higher $624.40; July ’13 $4.30 higher $610.70; Nov. ’13 $4.30 higher $559.30; Jan. ’14 $4.30 higher $559.80; March ’14 $4.30 higher $556.30; May ’14 $4.30 higher $554.20; July ’14 $4.30 higher $552.30; Nov. ’14 $4.30 higher $527.90; Jan ’15 $4.30 higher $527.90; March ’15 $4.30 higher $527.90; May ’15 $4.30 higher $527.90. Barley (Western): May ’13 unchanged $243.50; July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $244.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $244.00; March ’14 unchanged $244.00; May ’14 unchanged $244.00; July ’14 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $244.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $244.00; March ’15 unchanged $244.00; May ’15 unchanged $244.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 223,800 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 223,800.
Taxpayer funding for Queen rises BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Queen Elizabeth II has received a 5 million-pound ($7.6 million) boost in annual funds the British monarch receives from taxpayers to carry out official duties, pay staff and maintain royal palaces. The Sovereign Grant has been set at 36.1 million pounds for the 2013/14 financial year. The new fund — which equals 15 per cent of the profits of the Crown Estate — came into effect Monday, replacing centuries-old royal funding systems. A Buckingham Palace spokesman stressed the grant is in fact 15 per cent less in real terms than the royal household’s expenditure five years ago.
INTEREST RATES THIS WEEK Prime rate this week: 4.75% (Unchanged)
Bank of Canada rate: 3.0% (Unchanged)
Mortgages 1 yr
2.54 2.49 2.54 2.74 2.79
2.60 2.49 2.54 2.79 2.75
2.65 2.49 2.65 2.85 2.84
Western Financial Group
1.50 1.80 1.95 2.05 2.10
2.65 2.49 2.74 2.99 2.79
Term Deposits 30 day
GIC 1 yr
1.25 1.35 1.95 2.47 3.59 2.50
0.40 1.35 1.45 1.85 2.40
This chart is compiled by the Advocate each week with figures supplied by financial institutions operating locally. Term deposit rates are for $5,000 balances, while guaranteed investment certificates are for $1,000 balances. Figures are subject to change without notice.
Auto sales fall just short of record THE CANADIAN PRESS Sales of cars and light trucks in Canada slipped every so slightly last month compared with the recording-setting pace set in March 2012. According to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive consultants, sales totalled 156,680 in March, down 0.7 per cent from 157,749 a year ago. “March 2012 was the best March sales total on record, so the 2013 performance is certainly encouraging,” DesRosiers wrote in a report to clients Tuesday. However, the firm noted that the near identical sales hid shifts in the market which saw those at Ford and Chrylser make gains, while General Motors lost ground. Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it was the bestselling automaker in the country last month as sales of its popular F-150
pickup truck helped push results higher. The company says overall sales were up two per cent compared with a year ago for a total of 25,092, up from 24,690. F-150 sales were up 23 per cent. Meanwhile, car sales slipped to 6,046 for the month, down from 6,157 in March 2012. Total truck sales came to 19,046, up from 18,533. While Ford claimed the top spot, Chrysler Canada reported a six per cent increase in monthly sales for March to bring its sales to
24,173, up from 22,703 in March 2012. Chrysler said it was the company’s best March sales since 2000 and marked 40 consecutive months of year-overyear sales growth. Sales at General Motors, according to DesRosiers, fell 10.9 per cent from a year ago to 20,218 from 22,684. DesRosiers noted that Honda and its Acura nameplate posted gains, while Toyota and its luxury Lexus brand saw sales drop compared with a year ago. “Both high volume
Japanese manufacturers finished the quarter with market share losses, Toyota/Lexus experiencing a more pronounced 0.9 point slide versus Honda’s 0.5 point yearto-date decline,” DesRosiers said. “Honda/Acura’s gains were isolated entirely to the Acura luxury brand, with mainline Honda models pacing last year’s March total almost directly. Toyota/Lexus, on the other hand, saw similar volume reductions across both Toyota and Lexus brands.”
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Rebels are raring to go KHALIF MITCHELL
LIONS SEND MITCHELL TO ARGOS The Toronto Argonauts shored up their defensive line Tuesday by acquiring all-star tackle Khalif Mitchell from the B.C. Lions for defensive end Adrian Awasom and the rights to a negotiation list player. The six-foot-five, 316pound Mitchell was a CFL all-star in 2011 after registering six sacks and 33 tackles in helping B.C. win the Grey Cup. The 27-year-old from Virginia Beach, Va., has registered 54 tackles and eight sacks in 34 career CFL games. Prior to joining the Lions, Mitchell spent two seasons on the practice roster of the San Francisco 49ers.
● Curling: Red Deer Curling Centre club championships, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m.
● Junior B hockey: Provincial championship at Wainwright — Red Deer Vipers vs. Grande Prairie Kings, 1 p.m. ● Curling: Red Deer Curling Centre club championships, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels at Calgary Hitmen, first game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, 7 p.m., Saddledome.
● Gymnastics: Southern zones and trials to Westerns at Exelta Gymnastics, Collicutt Centre. ● Senior hockey: Provincial AA/A championships at Innisfail. ● Junior B hockey: Provincial championship at Wainwright — Red Deer Vipers vs. Cold Lake Ice, 7 p.m. ● Curling: Red Deer Curling Centre club championships, 6:15 and 8:30 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels at Calgary Hitmen, second game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, time TBA, Saddledome.
● Gymnastics: Southern zones and trials to Westerns at Exelta Gymnastics, Collicutt Centre. ● Senior hockey: Provincial AA/A championships at Innisfail.
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BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR OK, time is up. The Red Deer Rebels are raring to get back on the post-season trail. “It’s weird seeing teams just finishing up last night when we’ve been sitting around for close to a week now,” said Rebels defenceman Brady Gaudet, who admitted Tuesday that the team is anxious to start their best-of-seven WHL Eastern Conference semifinal versus the Calgary Hitmen. The Rebels are restless, but they’re also thankful for the time off after sweeping the Prince Albert Raiders in a quarterfinal set. And now they’re heading into a series armed with a quiet confidence. And why not? While the Rebels Brady Gaudet were 2-4 against the Hitmen in regularseason play, just one of the six meetings — a 4-2 Calgary win — was decided by more than single goal. “I don’t think anyone is over-thinking the Calgary series whatsoever. We all know we have a good chance of winning,” said Gaudet. “We have to go in with the mentality that we’re going to steal some games in their rink.” The series opens Thursday and Friday at the Saddledome, then shifts back to the Centrium for Games 3 and 4 Monday and Tuesday. The Rebels, Gaudet suggested, are in a
pleasant frame of mind heading into the series. “Coming off a sweep, obviously the guys have been pretty happy and the mood a little lighter,” he said. “But at the same time we’re getting things back up to tempo in practice so that we’re rolling going into this next series. Against Calgary, we’re going to need all cylinders going. “We had a good practice (Monday) and we’ll continue with that today and just keep moving forward.” The Rebels’ blueline corps, as a whole, was impressive against Prince Albert. And the club’s penalty kill — with Eastern Conference goaltender of the year Patrik Bartosak obviously playing a huge role — was lights out. “When you look at the goals against (five in four games) . . . things were good there,” said Gaudet. “Our penalty kill (94.7 per cent efficiency) was a pretty big part of it too. “Overall, we were pretty solid defensively. We kept things pretty simple, just kind of did our jobs and contributed (offensively) when we had chances.” Rebels associate coach Jeff Truitt, who works closely with the defence, was duly impressed with the play of the back end. “I thought that we kept things simple, that we didn’t over-complicate things,” he said. “Whether we were up in games or coming from behind like we did in Game 4, the guys kept things simple. They kept moving the puck and made good decisions, and this is the time of the season for that to happen.” Gaudet, who had three assists and was a sparkling plus-4 in the quarter-final conquest, credits Truitt for improving his checking game. “He’s been phenomenal. I’ve learned so much from him over the last few months,”
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Jays drop season opener to Indians BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Indians 4 Blue Jays 1 TORONTO — The Rogers Centre was sold out, there was a rock star in the house and R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball was dancing. All the ingredients seemed to be present under the dome for an Opening Day launch befitting the retooled Blue Jays. But Cleveland pitcher Justin Masterson kept the Jays bats in check and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera made key plays on defence and offence as the Indians spoiled Dickey’s Toronto debut with a 4-1 win before an Opening Day crowd of 48,857 on Tuesday night. “I know they’re all disappointed,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said of the fans. “We’re not. That’s part of baseball. We just got outplayed tonight. But they’ll be back. We’ve got a good ball club. They’ll be back. They’ll have a fun, entertaining year this year, I believe.” Still the loss may be a splash of cold water on the face of Toronto fans already planning a championship parade given the extensive, expensive roster remake over the winter. Cleveland planted a few seeds of reality under the dome but there is still plenty of the time for the Jays to harvest wins. Cabrera hit a two-run homer for the Indians, who took advantage of some early passed balls as Dickey’s fledgling partnership with catcher J.P. Arenci-
Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
Toronto Blue Jays Edwin Encarnacion lies under Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis after being caught in a double play during third inning AL opening day baseball action in Toronto on Tuesday. bia showed some teething problems. Dickey (0-1) went six innings in his first Opening Day start, giving up four runs (three earned) on five hits with four strikeouts, four walks and a wild pitch.
He threw 104 pitches, including 60 strikes. “Tonight was a real special night for me,” Dickey said. “Sure because it was an Opening Night but the welcome I got from the fans was borderline supernatural. I mean it was
pretty awesome. And again, deep down you want so badly to give them a great show and you want to entertain them and you want to pitch a one-hitter and all of that.”
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Flames and Sabres sellers, who will join them? Calgary is in fire sale mode. Buffalo too, spot. Seventh place New Jersey, meanit now appears. while, is only two points up on the eighth The Flames are furiously moving key place Rangers. assets — GM Jay Feaster says he wishes Out west, there are six teams within four he’d had the “intellectual honesty” to go points of each other battling for the eighth to a rebuild strategy earlier — with goal- spot, a position currently held by the St. ie Miikka Kiprussof possibly Louis Blues, a team that has apnext. The 36-year-old goalie was peared to significantly upgrade yanked early in a loss to Edmonin recent days with the acquisiton Monday night, and the Maple tion of Leopold and defenceman Leafs have permission to speak Jay Bouwmeester from Calgary directly to him to see if he would on Monday night. report to Toronto if a trade is So it’s tight, tight, tight. And made. how many teams will have the The Sabres, after dumping “intellectual honesty” to behave the salary of defenceman Robyn like a seller when they still have Regehr on Monday night, are a shot at the playoffs? headed in the same direction Well, one of those teams apjust one year after the arrival pears to be the San Jose Sharks. of new owner Terry Pegula had The Sharks have moved the DAMIEN them holding the NHL’s highcontracts of veterans Douglas COX est payroll. Defenceman Jordan Murray and Michal Handzus Leopold was recently moved for in recent days for draft picks, picks, and there are multiple reand appear to be on the verge ports suggesting captain Jason of trading away veteran winger Pominville has been asked for a Ryane Clowe as well after holdlist of teams he would not want to be traded ing him out of the lineup on Monday against to. Vancouver. Now who’ll join the Flames and Sabres? But, lo and behold, the Sharks are also With 14 teams in action Tuesday night, holding down sixth place in the Western we may get a little more information, and Conference, just two points behind the some very tough choices may have to be fourth place Canucks after beating Alain made by teams that aren’t in the playoff Vigneault’s club 3-2 on Monday night at the picture today but easily could be by the end Shark Tank. of the week. The Sharks are simultaneously surging In the Eastern Conference, there are and dumping, having won five straight, infive teams within four points of each other cluding two wins over Anaheim. Murray jousting for the eighth and final playoff and Handzus were both set to become un-
restricted free agents this summer, as is Clowe, and GM Doug Wilson appears determined not to lose players for nothing if he can trade them now. The Canucks, meanwhile, don’t play Tuesday night, so they’ve got to make decisions based on the information they have. They fell behind 3-0 to the Sharks, which meant they had surrendered seven straight goals going back to a 4-0 loss to Edmonton on Saturday night. In 12 of the last 16 games Vancouver has scored two goals or fewer with forwards Ryan Kesler, Mason Raymond and David Booth lost to injury, and while a Roberto Luongo trade might bring in help, it’s not at all clear GM Mike Gillis can get one done by Wednesday’s trade deadline because of the veteran goalie’s massive contract. Of the teams in action Tuesday night, it looks like Washington, Tampa Bay, Nashville and Phoenix have tough choices to make in terms of the direction they may go in before the 3 p.m. trade deadline on Wednesday. A win or a loss for any of those teams might swing the pendulum one way or the other. Another team with serious thinking to do is Dallas, beaten 4-0 at home by the Ducks on Monday night. A team that is thinking very differently, meanwhile, is Edmonton. The Oilers beat the Flames 4-1 Monday night in a symbolic game of sorts as Calgary moves into the same difficult rebuilding project that Oiler fans have suffered through while the Oilers are in the thick of the fight for a Western Conference playoff berth.
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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)
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34 96 106 34 98 114 33 95 108 32 112 106 30 91 127
WESTERN CONFERENCE Portland (1) vs. Everett (8) (Portland wins series 4-2) Monday’s result Portland 5 Everett 1 Saturday’s result Everett 3 Portland 2
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Chicago 35 27 5 3 57 119 76 d-Anaheim 36 24 7 5 53 111 90 d-Minnesota 35 21 12 2 44 98 90 Vancouver 36 19 11 6 44 94 93 Los Angeles 35 20 12 3 43 103 88 San Jose 35 18 11 6 42 88 86 Detroit 36 18 13 5 41 94 94 St. Louis 34 18 14 2 38 98 94 Nashville 37 15 14 8 38 92 100 Edmonton 35 15 13 7 37 91 96 Columbus 36 15 14 7 37 87 97 Dallas 35 16 16 3 35 94 107 Phoenix 35 14 15 6 34 94 101 Calgary 34 13 17 4 30 94 118 Colorado 36 12 20 4 28 87 114 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader
Kelowna (2) vs. Seattle (7) (Seattle leads series 3-2) Tuesday’s game Kelowna at Seattle, Late Saturday’s result Kelowna 4 Seattle 3 Wednesday’s result Kelowna 4 Seattle 0 Wednesday, Apr. 3 x-Seattle at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m.
Monday’s Games Chicago 3, Nashville 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Winnipeg 2 Montreal 4, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Colorado 2 St. Louis 4, Minnesota 1 Anaheim 4, Dallas 0 Edmonton 4, Calgary 1 San Jose 3, Vancouver 2
Kamloops (3) vs. Victoria (6) (Kamloops wins series 4-2) Monday’s result Kamloops 6 Victoria 2 Saturday’s result Victoria 4 Kamloops 2
Tuesday’s Games Florida 3, Tampa Bay 2, SO Boston 3, Ottawa 2 N.Y. Islanders 5, Winnipeg 2 Washington 5, Carolina 3 Buffalo 4, Pittsburgh 1 Nashville 3, Colorado 1 Los Angeles at Phoenix, Late
Saskatoon (2) vs. Medicine Hat (7) (Medicine Hat wins series 4-0) Calgary (3) vs. Swift Current (6) (Calgary wins series 4-1) Red Deer (4) vs. Prince Albert (5) (Red Deer wins series 4-0)
Spokane (4) vs. Tri-City (5) (Spokane wins series 4-1) x — If necessary.
GA 88 84 115 77 100 79 100 115 86 104
Tuesday’s summaries Avalanche 1 at Predators 3 First Period No Scoring Penalties — Giguere Col (hooking), Clune Nash (unsportsmanlike conduct) 5:46, Legwand Nash (tripping) 12:35, Malone Col (cross-checking) 15:38, Malone Col (fighting, major), Clune Nash (fighting, major) 17:49. Second Period No Scoring Penalty — O’Byrne Col (hooking) 17:58. Third Period 1. Colorado, Duchene 15 (Parenteau, Hunwick) 1:01 2. Nashville, Hornqvist 4 (Beck, Weber) 8:23 (pp) 3. Nashville, Legwand 10 (Beck) 18:46 4. Nashville, Gaustad 2 (Klein, Legwand) 19:45 (en) Penalties — Mueller Nash (high-sticking) 3:02, Malone Col (high-sticking) 8:01. Shots on goal Colorado 7 9 10 — 26 Nashville 11 9 18 — 38 Goal — Colorado: Giguere (L,2-3-1); Nashville: Rinne (W,14-10-7). Power plays (goals-chances) — Colorado: 0-2; Nashville: 1-3. Attendance — 16,211 (17,113). Sabres 4 at Penguins 1 First Period 1. Buffalo, Porter 1, 10:24 (sh) 2. Pittsburgh, Iginla 10 (Kunitz, Malkin) 13:27 (pp) 3. Buffalo, Ott 6 (Pominville, Pardy) 18:10 Penalties — Stafford Buf (slashing) 7:15, Weber Buf (unsportsmanlike conduct, boarding) 9:39. Second Period 4. Buffalo, Hodgson 13 (Pominville, Pysyk) 2:21 5. Buffalo, Porter 2 (Flynn, Sekera) 3:28 Penalties — Engelland Pgh (roughing) 8:22, Despres Pgh (boarding) 10:25, Morrow Pgh (crosschecking) 14:32. Third Period No Scoring Penalties — Neal Pgh (interference) 3:15, Kunitz Pgh (tripping) 6:12, Hodgson Buf (hooking) 15:10. Shots on goal Buffalo 8 12 9 — 29 Pittsburgh 11 3 6 — 20 Goal (shots-saves) — Buffalo: Miller (W,12-15-5); Pittsburgh: Vokoun (L,10-4-0)(13-9), Fleury (3:28 second)(16-16). Power plays (goals-chances) — Buffalo: 0-5; Pittsburgh: 1-4. Attendance — 18,642 (18,387).
Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 5 p.m. Winnipeg at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Columbus at Nashville, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.
Capitals 5 at Hurricanes 3 First Period 1. Carolina, Tlusty 15 (Sanguinetti, Semin) 11:32 2. Carolina, Tlusty 16 (Bergeron, E.Staal) 14:07 (pp) 3. Washington, Ovechkin 19 (Backstrom, Carlson) 19:21 Penalties — Ribeiro Wash (roughing), J.Staal Car (roughing) 0:53, Semin Car (tripping) 6:41, Beagle Wash (interference) 12:34. Second Period 4. Washington, Green 6 (Backstrom, Ovechkin) 0:42 (pp) 5. Carolina, Tlusty 17 (E.Staal, Semin) 1:52 (pp) 6. Washington, Green 7 (Backstrom) 4:26 7. Washington, Ovechkin 20 (Backstrom, Johansson) 11:06 8. Washington, J.Ward 7 (Johansson) 19:15 (sh) Penalties — Skinner Car (freezing the puck) 0:18, Ovechkin Wash (hooking) 1:16, Backstrom Wash (hooking) 18:32. Third Period No Scoring Penalties — Harrison Car (tripping) 1:08, Carlson Wash (cross-checking) 8:44. Shots on goal Washington 4 7 8 — 19 Carolina 10 14 10 — 34 Goal (shots-saves) — Washington: Holtby (W,1511-1); Carolina: Ellis (7-4), Peters (L,3-6-0)(4:26 second)(12-10). Power plays (goals-chances) — Washington: 1-3; Carolina: 2-4. Attendance — 16,530 (18,680). Jets 2 at Islanders 5 First Period 1. N.Y. Islanders, Lee 1 (Martin, Cizikas) 16:13 2. Winnipeg, Postma 2 (Tangradi, Wellwood) 18:06 Penalty — Carkner NYI (interference) 12:05. Second Period 3. Winnipeg, Postma 3 (Thorburn, Tangradi) 6:02 4. N.Y. Islanders, McDonald 7 (Grabner, Streit) 9:56 5. N.Y. Islanders, Nielsen 4 (Bailey, Streit) 19:32 (pp) Penalties — Cormier Wpg (unsportsmanlike conduct), Carkner NYI (unsportsmanlike conduct) 2:26, Kane Wpg (hooking) 18:01. Third Period 6. N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 12 (Tavares, Boyes) 18:00 7. N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 23 (Boyes, Moulson) 19:24 (en) Penalties — None Shots on goal Winnipeg 9 8 8 — 25 N.Y. Islanders 12 18 9 — 39 Goal — Winnipeg: Pavelec (L,15-17-2); N.Y. Islanders: Poulin (W,1-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Winnipeg: 0-1; N.Y. Islanders: 1-1. Attendance — 11,819 (16,234).
Senators 2 at Bruins 3 First Period 1. Ottawa, Greening 7 (Smith, Methot) 2:48 2. Boston, Krejci 9 (Chara, Lucic) 3:28 3. Boston, Seguin 12 (Marchand) 4:29 Penalties — O’Brien Ott (hooking) 6:05, Ference Bos (closing hand on puck) 8:50. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — O’Brien Ott (hooking) 2:13, Peverley Bos (tripping) 10:43. Third Period 4. Ottawa, Benoit 3 (Silfverberg, Zibanejad) 1:55 5. Boston, Horton 12 (Lucic, Krejci) 10:21 Penalties — Hoffman Ott (closing hand on puck) 2:32, Boychuk Bos (interference) 19:26. Shots on goal Ottawa 19 13 15 — 47 Boston 22 12 16 — 50 Goal — Ottawa: Lehner (L,3-2-4); Boston: Khudobin (W,8-3-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Ottawa: 0-3; Boston: 0-3. Attendance — 17,565 (17,565). Panthers 3 at Lightning 2 (SO) TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) — NHL Tuesday night: First Period 1. Florida, Kopecky 13 (Brennan, Fleischmann) 8:36 (pp) Penalties — Pyatt TB (hooking) 8:23, Parros Fla (charging) 12:31, Upshall Fla (hooking) 14:07. Second Period 2. Florida, Rallo 1 (Brennan, Kuba) 16:41 (pp) Penalties — Parros Fla (fighting, major), Gudas TB (fighting, major) 6:44, Pyatt TB (interference) 14:56, Huberdeau Fla (slashing) 18:00. Third Period 3. Tampa Bay, Pyatt 7 (Purcell, Carle) 5:38 4. Tampa Bay, Killorn 6 (Hedman, Purcell) 10:32 Penalties — None Overtime No Scoring Penalty — Stamkos TB (interference) 4:59. Shootout Florida wins 1-0 Florida (1) — Mueller, goal; Huberdeau, miss. Tampa Bay (0) — Purcell, miss; Hedman, miss; Stamkos, miss. Shots on goal Florida 8 10 5 2 — 25 Tampa Bay 14 10 13 4 — 41 Goal — Florida: Markstrom (W,6-7-1); Tampa Bay: Garon (L,5-8-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Florida: 2-3; Tampa Bay: 0-3. Attendance — 17,904 (19,204).
Baltimore Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000
GB — — 1 1 1
Chicago Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota
Central Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000
GB — — — 1 1
Los Angeles Seattle Houston Texas Oakland
West Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 1 1 .500 1 1 .500 0 1 .000
GB — — 1/2 1/2 1
Monday’s Games Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 2 Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 1, Kansas City 0 L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings Seattle 2, Oakland 0 Tuesday’s Games Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 4 Cleveland 4, Toronto 1 Texas 7, Houston 0 Seattle at Oakland, Late Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (Santana 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 0-0) at Houston (Humber 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Detroit (Sanchez 0-0) at Minnesota (Correia 0-0), 2:10 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 5:07 p.m. Baltimore (Chen 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (Saunders 0-0) at Oakland (Milone 0-0), 8:05 p.m.
Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 1:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 5:07 p.m.
Atlanta New York Washington Miami Philadelphia
National League East Division W L Pct 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 1 0 1.000 0 1 .000 0 1 .000
GB — — — 1 1
Thursday’s Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, 10:35 a.m. L.A. Angels at Cincinnati, 10:35 a.m. San Diego at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Miami at Washington, 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Major League Linescores
Central Division Chicago Milwaukee Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis
W 1 1 0 0 0
L 0 1 1 1 1
Pct 1.000 .500 .000 .000 .000
GB — 1/2 1 1 1
W 1 1 1 0 0
L 0 0 1 1 1
Pct 1.000 1.000 .500 .000 .000
GB — — 1/2 1 1
West Division Arizona Los Angeles Colorado San Diego San Francisco
Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0) at Atlanta (Maholm 0-0), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Harvey 0-0), 5:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 0-0) at Milwaukee (Peralta 0-0), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 0-0) at Arizona (McCarthy 0-0), 7:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Beckett 0-0), 8:10 p.m.
Monday’s Games Washington 2, Miami 0 N.Y. Mets 11, San Diego 2 Chicago Cubs 3, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 5, Colorado 4, 10 innings L.A. Angels 3, Cincinnati 1, 13 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 0 Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 5 Arizona 6, St. Louis 2 Tuesday’s Games Colorado 8, Milwaukee 4 St. Louis at Arizona, Late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, Late Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs (Jackson 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Rodriguez 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Miami (Slowey 0-0) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 0-0), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Wilson 0-0) at Cincinnati (Latos 0-0), 5:10 p.m.
AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 020 020 000 — 4 7 1 Toronto 001 000 000 — 1 4 0 Masterson, J.Smith (7), Pestano (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana; Dickey, Loup (7), Santos (8), Cecil (9) and Arencibia. W—Masterson 1-0. L—Dickey 0-1. Sv—C.Perez (1). HRs—Cleveland, A.Cabrera (1). Baltimore 200 000 500 — 7 13 1 Tampa Bay 000 102 010 — 4 6 0 Hammel, Patton (7), O’Day (7), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; Price, McGee (7), J.Wright (7), C.Ramos (9) and J.Molina. W—Hammel 1-0. L—McGee 0-1. Sv—Ji.Johnson (1). HRs—Baltimore, Wieters (1), C.Davis (1). Tampa Bay, Zobrist (1). Texas 001 000 222 — 7 12 0 Houston 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 Darvish, Kirkman (9) and Pierzynski; Harrell, X.Cedeno (7), R.Cruz (7), W.Wright (8), Fields (8), Veras (9) and Corporan. W—Darvish 1-0. L—Harrell 0-1. HRs—Texas, Kinsler (1). NATIONAL LEAGUE Colorado 011 020 310 — 8 14 2 Milwaukee 022 000 000 — 4 9 0 De La Rosa, Escalona (5), Belisle (7), W.Lopez (9), Brothers (9), R.Betancourt (9) and Torrealba; Estrada, Kintzler (6), Mic.Gonzalez (7), Badenhop (7), Gorzelanny (8), Narveson (9) and Lucroy. W—Escalona 1-0. L—Mic.Gonzalez 0-1. Sv—R.Betancourt (1). HRs—Colorado, Tulowitzki (2), C.Gonzalez (2). Milwaukee, Braun (1).
Curling 2013 World Men’s curling championships VICTORIA — Standings Tuesday following draw 10 at the 2013 World Men’s Curling Championship, to be held through April 7 at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre (before late draw): Round Robin Country (Skip) W L Canada (Jacobs) 5 1 Scotland (Murdoch) 5 1 Sweden (Edin) 5 2 Norway (Ulsrud) 4 2 Denmark (Stjerne) 4 2 China (Rui) 4 3 Czech Republic (Snitil) 3 4 Switzerland (Michel) 2 4 Japan (Morozumi) 2 4 U.S. (Clark) 2 4 Finland (Kauste) 1 5 Russia (Drozdov) 1 6 Tuesday’s results Ninth Draw Czech Republic 6 Canada 4 Norway 5 China 4 Russia 7 Finland 6 Sweden 9 Switzerland 8 Draw 10 Japan 10 Sweden 8 (extra end) Scotland 6 Russia 4 U.S. 10 China 8
KNICKS VS. HEAT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat 10290 on Wednesday night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York. Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, all held out with injuries that are not believed to be serious. Mike Miller scored 18, Ray Allen finished with 16 and Norris Cole had 14 for the Heat, whose 17-game home winning streak was snapped. The Knicks beat the Heat in three of their four regularseason matchups. They likely would not meet again before the Eastern Conference finals.
Denmark 6 Czech Republic 5 Draw 11 Finland vs. Switzerland; Japan vs. Denmark; Norway vs. Canada; U.S. vs. Scotland. - Late Monday’s results Sixth Draw Sweden 7 U.S. 6 (extra end) Denmark 8 Russia 6 China 7 Japan 5 Scotland 7 Czech Republic 3 Seventh Draw Canada 7 Switzerland 2 China 6 Russia 3 Norway 7 Finland 4 Sweden 7 Czech Republic 4 Eighth Draw Canada 7 U.S. 2 Denmark 7 Norway 5 Finland 6 Japan 5 Scotland 8 Switzerland 6 Wednesday’s games 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’s games 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. End of Round Robin PLAYOFFS Friday’s games Tiebreakers, 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. (if necessary) Page Playoffs One vs. Two or Three vs. Four, 8 p.m. Saturday’s games Page Playoffs One vs. Two or Three vs. Four, noon Semifinal, 5 p.m. Sunday’s games Bronze Medal Game Semifinal losers, noon Gold Medal Game Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.
National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Miami 58 16 .784 — x-New York 47 26 .644 10 x-Indiana 48 27 .640 10 x-Brooklyn 42 31 .575 15 x-Atlanta 42 33 .560 16 x-Chicago 40 33 .548 17 Boston 38 36 .514 20 Milwaukee 36 37 .493 21 Philadelphia 30 43 .411 27 Washington 28 46 .378 30 Toronto 27 47 .365 31 Detroit 25 50 .333 33 Cleveland 22 51 .301 35 Orlando 19 56 .253 39 Charlotte 17 57 .230 41 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct x-San Antonio 55 19 .743 x-Oklahoma City 54 20 .730 x-Denver 50 24 .676 x-L.A. Clippers 49 26 .653 x-Memphis 50 24 .676 Golden State 42 32 .568 Houston 41 33 .554 Utah 39 36 .520 L.A. Lakers 38 36 .514 Dallas 36 37 .493 Portland 33 41 .446 Minnesota 27 46 .370 Sacramento 27 47 .365 New Orleans 26 48 .351 Phoenix 23 51 .311 x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Monday’s Games Detroit 108, Toronto 98 Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94 Houston 111, Orlando 103 Memphis 92, San Antonio 90 Minnesota 110, Boston 100 Milwaukee 131, Charlotte 102 Utah 112, Portland 102 Indiana 109, L.A. Clippers 106 Tuesday’s Games Washington 90, Chicago 86 New York 102, Miami 90 Dallas at L.A. Lakers, Late
GB — 1 5 6 5 13 14 16 17 18 22 27 28 29 32
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Denver at Utah, 7 p.m. Memphis at Portland, 8 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. NBA Leaders THROUGH APRIL 1 Scoring Durant, OKC Anthony, NYK Bryant, LAL James, MIA Harden, HOU Westbrook, OKC Curry, GOL Wade, MIA Aldridge, POR Parker, SAN Ellis, MIL Lopez, Bro Lillard, POR Pierce, BOS Lee, GOL Jr. Holiday, PHL Williams, Bro Griffin, LAC Gay, TOR George, IND
G 74 59 72 72 70 74 70 66 69 62 73 66 74 72 71 69 70 73 67 74
FG 668 555 682 727 525 604 553 549 593 505 540 504 499 450 541 511 430 533 467 476
FT 632 379 462 382 609 420 241 294 263 264 259 258 241 316 232 166 270 263 218 207
PTS 2097 1625 1950 1937 1817 1714 1583 1409 1451 1298 1414 1266 1408 1352 1314 1269 1279 1333 1221 1323
AVG 28.3 27.5 27.1 26.9 26.0 23.2 22.6 21.3 21.0 20.9 19.4 19.2 19.0 18.8 18.5 18.4 18.3 18.3 18.2 17.9
G 68 74 70 63 68 71 62 73 72 70
OFF 231 251 239 256 283 200 260 245 234 180
DEF 630 611 569 464 490 591 422 535 526 534
TOT 861 862 808 720 773 791 682 780 760 714
AVG 12.7 11.6 11.5 11.4 11.4 11.1 11.0 10.7 10.6 10.2
Rebounds Howard, LAL Asik, HOU Vucevic, ORL Noah, CHI Randolph, MEM Lee, GOL Chandler, NYK Hickson, POR Evans, Bro Horford, ATL Assists
Wednesday’s Games Brooklyn at Cleveland, 5 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 5 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Orlando at San Antonio, 6:30 p.m.
Rondo, BOS Paul, LAC Vasquez, NOR Jr. Holiday, PHL Williams, Bro Parker, SAN Westbrook, OKC Nelson, ORL James, MIA Dragic, PHX
G 38 63 72 69 70 62 74 56 72 70
AST 420 602 662 587 537 469 559 413 524 503
AVG 11.1 9.6 9.2 8.5 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.3 7.2
Eagles open provincials against Devon, Friday The Innisfail Eagles open the Alberta senior AA/A hockey championships against the Devon Barons Friday at 8 p.m. at the Innisfail Arena. The eight-team tournament opens at 11 a.m. with the Daysland Northstars against the Edson Ice while the Nanton Palominos take on the Spirit River Rangers at 2 p.m. The Lomond Lakers and Tofield Satellites clash at 5 p.m. The winners advance into the AA semifinals at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday with the final at 4 p.m. Sunday. The losers of the opening games go into the A semifinals at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday with the final at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS—Assigned LHP David Huff outright to Columbus (IL). National League PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Claimed OF Ezequiel Carrera off waivers from Cleveland. Designated OF Ender Inciarte for assignment. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed INF Craig Hertler. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed LHP Ryan Sasaki and RHP Shane Dyer. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Signed 1B Ian Gac. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed RHP Tom Heithoff. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Signed INF Casey Haerther, INF Garrett Rau and OF Nick Liles. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed RHP Matt Little and RHP Coty Saranthus. FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed RHP Daniel Cropper. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed LHP Andrew Wall. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed OF Roberto Viczano. Traded RHP Eric Gonzalez-Diaz to Camden (Atlantic). NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Signed OF Elieser Bonne. Released SS Andrew Cohn. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Signed RHP Tony Delmonico and OF Chad Mozingo to contract extensions and 2B Michael Demperio, LHP Scott Hays, RHP Dan Lazzaroni, 1B Brian McConkey and RHP Chris Phelan. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHOENIX SUNS—Agreed to terms with president of basketball operations Lon Babby on a two-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Signed RB Tashard Choice to a contract extension, TE Dorin Dickerson to a one-year contract and DT Alan Branch. CHICAGO BEARS—Terminated the contract of DT Matt Toeaina. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Released LB Chris Gocong and S Usama Young. Signed WR Jordan Norwood and LS Christian Yount to one-year contracts and PK Brandon Bogotay. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed CB Loyce Means. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed DT Sen’Derrick Marks to a one-year contract.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Released OL Rich Ranglin. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Traded QB Carson Palmer and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick to Arizona for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2014 draft pick. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed PK Nate Kaeding, DL George Selvie, DL Derek Landri, RB Brian Leonard and WR Steve Smith. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES—Assigned D James Martin and F Ryan Howse from Abbotsford (AHL) to Utah (ECHL). CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Reassigned F Jeremy Morin and Jimmy Hayes to Rockford (AHL). Acquired the rights for D Kirill Gotovets from Tampa Bay for F Philippe Paradis. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed C Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension. DALLAS STARS—Traded F Jaromir Jagr to Boston for F Lane MacDermid, F Cody Payne and a conditional 2013 second-round draft pick, and C Derek Roy to Vancouver for D Kevin Connauton and a 2013 second-round draft pick. Acquired D Cameron Gaunce from Colorado for F Tomas Vincour and assigned Gaunce, F Reilly Smith, F Francis Wathier and D Kevin Connauton to Texas (AHL). Recalled F Tom Wandell, F Matt Fraser, F Colton Sceviour and F Alex Chiasson from Texas. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Recalled F Greg Rallo from San Antonio (AHL). Promoted F Anthony Luciani and G Brian Foster from Cincinnati (ECHL) to San Antonio. MINNESOTA WILD—Signed C Tyler Graovac to an entry-level contract. Recalled F Johan Larsson from Houston (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Assigned D Nathan Beaulieu to Hamilton (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Recalled F Chris Mueller from Milwaukee (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Placed F T.J. Oshie on injured reserve. Recalled G Jake Allen and F Adam Cracknell from Peoria (AHL). SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed RW Chris Crane to an entry-level contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Traded D MarcAndre Bergeron to Carolina for F Adam Hall and a 2013 seventh-round draft pick.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Activated D John Erskine from injured reserve. Traded F Matt Clackson to Phoenix for F Joel Rechlicz, and D Garrett Stafford to Edmonton for LW Dane Byers. Assigned Rechlicz, Byers, D Tomas Kundratek and D Dmitry Orlov to Hershey (AHL). Signed D Nate Schmidt to a two-year, entry-level contract. Re-signed D Jack Hillen to a two-year contract extension. WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with D Jacob Trouba. American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Recalled D Nick Schaus from Fort Wayne (ECHL). Signed D Kevin Gagne to an amateur tryout contract.
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National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF d-Pittsburgh 37 28 9 0 56 124 d-Montreal 35 23 7 5 51 111 d-Winnipeg 38 18 18 2 38 93 Boston 35 23 8 4 50 100 Toronto 36 20 12 4 44 112 Ottawa 36 19 11 6 44 91 New Jersey 36 15 12 9 39 89 N.Y. Islanders37 18 16 3 39 108 N.Y. Rangers35 17 15 3 37 82 Washington 36 17 17 2 36 107
Detroit at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m.
B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Canada opens worlds with win over U.S.
Canada loses first game to Czechs VICTORIA — Canada is no longer perfect at the world men’s curling championships. But Brad Jacobs’s Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., rink still enjoyed some good fortune Tuesday. Jiri Snitil of the Czech Republic beat Jacobs 6-4 in the morning draw, handing Canada its first loss after five straight victories. The loss ended Jacobs’s winning streak at 11 games dating to the Brier, and terminated Canada’s tenure as the last unbeaten rink in the 12-nation event. “It was their day,” Jacobs said. “It wasn’t ours. It’s very frustrating — and a horrible performance. We’ll get it back.” In an afternoon game, Scotland’s David Murdoch beat Russia’s Andrey Drozdov 6-4. Murdoch, a two-time world champion, drew even with Canada at 5-1, while the Russians dropped to 1-6. But the damage to Canada could have been much worse. Three of Jacobs’s rivals lost in the afternoon, so the Canadian rink’s struggles were not as untimely as they might
WORLD CURLING CHAMPIONSHIPS have been. Niklas Edin’s Swedish rink was upset 10-8 by Japan (2-4). Sweden (5-2) missed a chance to gain sole possession of first place, pending the result of Canada’s game against Norway at night. China (4-3) also missed a chance to match Canada’s win total when Rui Liu’s previously consistent rink was hammered 10-4 by Brad Clark of the U.S. (2-4). The Americans made up for an embarrassing six-end loss to Canada the night before. It was China’s second loss of the day after Liu fell 5-4 to Thomas Ulsrud of Norway in the morning. Even the Czechs (34) helped the Canadians later as they fell 6-5 to Denmark’s Rasmus Stjerne (4-2). Until then, the Czechs appeared poised for a rise as they ended Jacobs’ win streak, which included six straight victories at the Brier in early March. “It’s super beating one of the best teams in the world,” said Snitil, before he was disappointed later. The Czechs caught a
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JAYS: Season not won or lost on opening night “But I think everybody that came tonight understands that we’ve got a pretty good ballclub and the season is not won or lost on Opening Night,” Dickey added. Adrenalin may have accounted for his knuckleball dancing too much, he suggested. “Early on, in particular, it was moving pretty violently at the plate and you saw that manifested in J.P. struggling with it a little bit,” said Dickey, who went six innings for a 16th consecutive start dating back to last season with the Mets. Masterson (1-0) struck out five and walked four while giving up one earned run and three hits in his six innings. His pitch count was close to Dickey’s: 103 pitches, 61 strikes. Indians closer Chris Perez earned the save. The Indians starter said it took a while to get his mechanics right since he was “pushing” the sinker at times “So once I was able to get that arm sliding and get through the ball, I was able to throw balls harder and in essence it makes it look like I was stronger as the game went on,” he explained. “I just felt more comfortable within my mechanics. It was great. Guys were making some great plays behind me too. It was a good solid team effort today.” Toronto left five on base over the first three innings and then Masterson found his touch — he dismissed 11 in a row starting in the third. Some sharp Cleveland fielding also helped blunt the Toronto attack. The Jays’ starting lineup featured five newcomers: shortstop Jose Reyes, outfielder Melky Cabrera, third baseman Maicer Izturis, second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and Dickey. The quintet is due to make US$28.85 million this season. The five are among 11 new faces on the Jays’ 25-man revamped roster this
break in the ninth end when Jacobs missed a raise takeout, allowing Snitil to register a steal of one for a 6-4 lead going into the final end. Czech misses gave Jacobs a chance for two after Canadian third Ryan Fry drew to the four-foot. But Jacobs sent his first shot long to rest on the edge of the 12-foot, allowing Snitil to make the double takeout to end the game. “We had some chances early, maybe, to force them into some tough shots and get a big end,” said Canadian second E.J. Harnden, who shot 95 per cent. “It was just one of those games where we didn’t capitalize when we had the opportunity — and they did.” Snitil was good on 90 per cent of his shots, while Jacobs curled at a modest 70 per cent. Jacobs was disappointed with the effort after his rink had made few misses in its first five games. But he tried to the setback in stride. “We have been on fire a lot lately,” Jacobs said. “It’s only going to last so long before you end up taking a loss.”
season, boosting total payroll to north of $125 million. The Indians also boasted a new look with manager Terry Francona and free agent signings Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn and Mark Reynolds. Francona savoured the win. “I was so nervous the whole game. It surprised me,” he said. “I think I kind of came to realize early in the game how much I care about these guys already. It hit me like a ton of bricks and I was a nervous wreck, which hopefully will go away — hopefully not the caring part but the nervous part — because I went through three things of tobacco. My tongue is like four sizes too big right now.” Rush rock star Geddy Lee threw out the first pitch on a night that felt more like a playoff game than the season opener with an enthusiastic pomponwaving crowd. The first chant of “Let’s go Blue Jays” echoed before the anthems, The sellout crowd made for some good viewing later, with a lower bowl section moving in unison — like a wheat field in the wind — to evade a foul ball whipped low into the stands. But the Indians did their bit to quell the fans. Dickey and Masterson both took their time finding their rhythm. Dickey, the 2012 NL Cy Young Award-winner was throwing in the high 70s m.p.h. while Masterson was in the mid-90s. Dickey, who came out to his beloved “Star Wars” music, opened with a ball that eluded Arencibia. The catcher had three passed balls on the night. “Sometimes you throw a good knuckleball, nobody’s catching it,” said Dickey. “It’s just the way it is. But those happen once every couple of games. We’ll fix it. He’s going to be fine.” Catching the knuckleball is challenging more than frustrating, said Arencibia. Misses have to be put behind you. “Because there’s going to be pitches that he throws that no one could have caught — unless you have a fish net that’s for large fish, it’s not going to see an easy ball to catch,” he said. Gibbons didn’t blame his catcher, noting that his offence provided just one run. But he said Arencibia and Henry Blanco would both catch Dickey during the season.
Canada 3 U.S. 2 (SO) OTTAWA — Canada fought back from a two-goal deficit and overcame the loss of their captain to beat the United States 3-2 in a shootout to open the women’s world hockey championship Tuesday. Jennifer Wakefield scored what was the shootout winner when goaltender Shannon Szabados stopped Hilary Knight in the fourth round of extra shots. Meghan Agosta-Marciano also scored and Szabados stopped three of four shots for Canada in the shootout. “I thought about jumping into the boards, but I didn’t want to celebrate too hard in case they went down and scored,” Wakefield said. “But a lot of credit to Szabados stopping three of the four. That was phenomenal.” The hosts trailed 2-0 after two periods. Captain Hayley Wickenheiser skated to the bench and headed for the dressing room in the second period. She did not return to the game. Knight was the first shooter for the U.S. and she scored on that attempt before Szabados foiled her second. The Americans had the momentum until Canada’s Rebecca Johnston and Catherine Ward scored in the final nine minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime. “We’re a confident group and we were able to take it to them in the third,” Wakefield said.
Big names move but more expected as deadline looms THE CANADIAN PRESS The clock is ticking down on the NHL trade deadlne. Some big names have moved already, and more are expected to switch teams in a busy day before the NHL trade deadline. Names like Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberto Luongo, Mike Ribeiro and Jason Pominville were still being bandied about as teams swapped bodies and draft picks ahead of the deadline at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday. The biggest day for deals, in numbers if not always in quality, is usually deadline day. More than 30 players moved on that day the last two years after peaking at more than 50 in 2010. Major players came off the market on Tuesday as the Dallas Stars dealt future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins for two prospects and a pick and shipped centre Derek Roy to the Vancouver Canucks for defence prospect Kevin Connauton and a second rounder. The New York Rangers acquired forward Ryane Clowe from San Jose for two second-round picks and a third-round pick. A quieter deal saw the Montreal Canadiens pick up a potential third-pair defenceman, 28-year-old Davis Drewiske, from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth round draft pick. Those moves followed deals in the past 10 days that saw Calgary Flames icon Jarome Iginla, Dallas stalwart Brenden Morrow and San Jose Sharks defenceman Douglas Murray all dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins made a bold statement that they are set on winning a second Stanley Cup in five years, although they no sooner stocked up on tal-
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE ent than superstar Sidney Crosby went down for 4-to-6 weeks with a broken jaw on a freak deflection. Rivals have reacted with deals of their own to beef up for the post-season, no doubt with more trades still to come. It makes for nervy times in dressing rooms around the 30-team league, as players wonder if they’ll be the next to change teams. “It’s a normal thing any year on any team,” said New York Rangers veteran Brad Richards, who was part of a predeadline blockbuster deal between Tampa Bay and Dallas in 2008. “The first place team (Pittsburgh) is making more trades than anyone. “It doesn’t matter if you’re winning or losing, trade deadlines are always what they are. We’re professionals. We know it’s part of the business. You still come to work every day and battle for your teammates. All that other stuff is way out of our control.” In Toronto, starting goalie James Reimer is living amid swirling rumours that the Maple Leafs are about to deal with Calgary for 36-yearold Kiprusoff. He ought be used to it, with talk of bringing Luongo in from Vancouver rampant since last summer. But Reimer called it a “huge distraction” on Tuesday and was glad he didn’t have to play another game until after the deadline. In Ottawa, no one expects much action, although depth in net suggests the Senators may consider moving goalie Ben Bishop if something attractive comes up.
Teams can expand their rosters without penalty after the deadline, so they could as easily elect to keep him. The Senators are solidly in a playoff position with the team they have, despite missing stars like Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson. “It’s nicer to be in the position we’re in than being a team that looks to make a lot of changes because things haven’t gone as well,” said captain Daniel Alfredsson. “We’re in a better position than two or three years ago. “Everybody knows it’s part of the game and it could happen, but the feeling in this room is no one wants to get moved. As far as if something could happen, we don’t know, but we try not to worry too much.” Tuesday’s moves also saw power-play specialist Marc-Andre Bergeron dealt by Tampa Bay to the Carolina Hurricanes, who rank last in the league with the man advantage. The Lightning got fourth-liner Adam Hall and a seventh rounder in return. Players like Ribeiro, Washington’s top centre who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, or Buffalo captain Pominville would be major boosts for playoff-bound teams. But the player who drew a surprising amount of interest considering he has not scored a goal all season is Clowe. The big winger has just 11 assists in 28 games this season, but has had offensive success in the past. His best season was in 2010-11, when he had 24 goals and 38 points in 75 games.
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Team Canada’s Jennifer Wakefield puts the game winning goal past Jessie Vetter Team USA during shoot out IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship action in Ottawa on Tuesday.
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Monique Lamoureux and Brianna Decker scored for the U.S. in front of an announced 11,174 at SBP Arena. Szabados stopped 24 of 26 shots in net in regulation, while U.S. counterpart Jessie Vetter made 27 saves on 29 shots. Wickenheiser passed the puck up ice during a power play in the second period, skated to the bench and walked to the dressing room. The 34-year-old suffered a knee injury in the semifinal of the national women’s university championship and did not play in the final for her University of Calgary Dinos. Wickenheiser said at the time the injury was minor and wouldn’t prevent her from participating in the world championship. “Not sure what the injury is yet other than she left the game and was having some difficulty,” head coach Dan Church said. “Our doctors haven’t reported to me what it is, so she’ll be re-evaluted probably now and we’ll get a further update in the morning.” In other tournament-openers, the Czech Republic upset Sweden 3-2 in their world championship debut and Russia blanked Germany 4-0 in Group B games. Finland edged Switzerland 2-1 in the other Group A game. The top two teams in Group A earn byes to Monday’s semifinals. The bottom two meet the top two from Group B in the quarter-finals with the winners advancing to the semis.
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PHOTO RADAR SITES Red Deer City RCMP will operate photo radar at these sites from now until April 15: school zones — 60th Street, Lawford Avenue, Lancaster Drive, 39th Street; playground zones — Addington Drive, Duston Street, Cornett Drive, Carrington Drive, 57th Avenue; traffic corridors — Barrett Drive, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 40th Avenue. Police reserve the option of changes without notice.
IODE TO MEET The provincial chapter of Alberta IODE are holding their 93rd annual meeting in Red Deer on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20, at Red Deer Lodge. This year’s theme is Cherish the Past Embrace the Future. This organization of women dedicated to a better Canada is hoping to establish a chapter in Red Deer. IODE has supported Red Deer College for many years, giving out bursaries and scholarships. It also has a child abuse prevention program and is supported through casinos that are held in Edmonton and Calgary. An average of $70,000 is distributed to these prevention programs through Alberta. There are 19 chapters in Alberta. For more information, contact Judy Loewen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-929-6567.
MUSICAL DUEL FOR FOOD Red Deerians are invited to a musical duel on April 27 in support of the Red Deer Food Bank. Dueling for Hunger will feature two pianists as entertainment at the fundraiser put on by the Red Deer Kinettes. There will also be live and silent auctions to go along with food at the Quality Inn. Tickets are $60 each or $400 for a table of eight. For tickets, contact Charmen at 403-3184400 or charmenboyd@ hotmail.com. Tickets can also be obtained through the food bank at 7429 49th Ave.
Joint bingo centre created CANNERY ROW BINGO, TO CLOSE AS PART OF AMALGAMATION BY PAUL COWLEY AND HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE STAFF Two Red Deer bingo halls are joining forces and predict local players and charities will be the big winners. Red Deer Bingo Centre and Cannery Row Bingo have been discussing amalgamation through a joint committee for some time and announced on Tuesday that it was a done deal. Cannery Row Bingo, at 5239 53rd Ave., will close its doors on June 30, leaving the Bingo Centre, at 4946 53rd Ave., the only game in town. All Seasons Bingo Association runs Cannery Row. Association president Dallas Locke said the move will be good for players, the community and its charities. “Attendance has been declining, so we’re trying to bring some new life to it, I guess.” Locke said by concentrating players at one location there will be more players, which means bigger payouts and pots will grow faster. She’s anticipating the change will go over well in the bingo community, and the boards and staffs for both facilities have been “very positive” about the move. Locke, who will continue to be involved with local bingo after amalgamation, admits to some mixed feelings. “I’m excited.
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Dump trucks add to the enormous stockpile of gravel destined for use in summer paving asphalt adjacent to Hwy 2 south of the Hwy 42 overpass Tuesday.
Gravel being stockpiled for impending road work PROJECTS INCLUDE OVERLAY OF PARTS OF HWY 2 The interchange between Hwys 2 and 27 will be upgraded to improve safety. “We’ve had some safety concerns regarding weaving and cars moving in and out so we are reconfiguring the interchange to reduce that amount of weave, which involves closing two of the loops and providing an alternative route with an interchange,” explained Hudson. He said information on the project will go out to area residents very soon. Another nighttime paving project will take place on a 20-km stretch on Hwy 2 between Hwys 581 and 27. Gravel will be stockpiled there also for the cold milling inlay work to be done, which involves grinding up the surface, adding oil, and relaying it. A turnout is scheduled to be removed just south of Olds as well, but that contract is still being tendered. The province committed $134 million in this year’s budget for highway rehabilitation, $104 million less than its commitments two years prior.
BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Some big piles of gravel are appearing along the Big Bend on Hwy 2 just south of Red Deer in anticipation of some spring work. A project to overlay both northbound and southbound parts of the highway just north of Hwy 590 at Innisfail is set to begin in late May to early June. Crews recently began stockpiling gravel at the site because it will be a night paving operation and the asphalt will thus be made on site. Local Alberta Transportation construction manager Andy Hudson said local residents and businesses will soon be officially informed on what will take place and when. Also in that section of Hwy 2, two roadside turnouts will be taken out for safety reasons. One will be on the northbound lanes just south of Red Deer, the other southbound opposite the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame. Further south, two projects will get underway this season near Olds.
It is largely focusing on major new road infrastructure projects, such as twinning Hwy 63 to Fort McMurray, over road repair. The Transportation Department’s own business plan suggests the percentage of highways rated as being in good condition will fall seven points from 2011-12 levels to 52 per cent, and the percentage of those in poor condition will rise to 18 per cent. Other area roadwork is to be done on: ● Hwy 21 between Hwys 582 and 583 ● Hwy 27, from 12 km west of Hwy 21 to one km west of Hwy 21 ● Hwy 585, from Hwy 21 to east of Hwy 836 ● Hwy 587, on either side of Hwy 805 ● Hwy 590, from Hwys 791 to 805 ● Hwy 592, from Hwys 781 to 2A Chip seal work (laying a thin course over existing pavement) will take place on: ● Hwy 835, from Hwys 594 to 12 ● Hwy 11, from Red Deer to east of Hwy 815 email@example.com
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Inmates moving to new facility BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF
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Innisfail Twin Arena staff aided by skidsteers remove the ice from the Red Arena Monday. The surface will be the location of the cabaret for the Senior AA/A Investors Group Hockey Alberta Provincials this weekend. The host Innisfail Eagles will take on the Daysland Northstars, Tofield Satellites, Spirit River Rangers, Devon Barons, Edson Ice, Nanton Palominos and Lomond Lakers for the title.
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BRIEFS Great diaper change record sought Changing a diaper, never the most glamorous of tasks, could be just the thing to get some Red Deerians a Guinness World Record. On April 20, The Great Diaper Change will see thousands of moms and dads in 15 countries come together at 11 a.m. to change their tykes’ undergarments, Red Deer parents among them. The goal will be to top last year’s mark of 8,251 changes across 189 locations around the world. The diapers being changed are not your everyday store-bought fare, but reusable cloth diapers. The event is held around Earth Day (April 22), as cloth diapers are an environmentally-friendly alternative that need not end up in landfills in huge numbers. The local event, organized by Pure and Simple Babies, is taking place at the Rock Your Bump Mom & Baby Expo at the Black Knight Inn. The expo, featuring a number of booths with goods for new mothers, expecting mothers, and the babies themselves, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be prize giveaways, and the first 250 attendees will receive “swag bags” worth $200. Admission to the expo is $5, but those who have pre-registered for the diaper change event can get in free. To participate, pre-registration is required and can be done by visiting the Pure and Simple Babies Facebook page, emailing pureandsimplebabies@ live.com or calling Michelle at 403-597-2984. Participants should bring their own cloth diapers, or can purchase them at the expo.
Pro wrestling to return to Red Deer Pro wrestling is coming back to Red Deer. CNWA Live Pro Wrestling, a Western Canadian wrestling organization, is partnering with the WWE for the Red Deer stop on the 2013 RAW World Tour. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrium. CNWA fans can use promo code 4WAY at http:// www.wwe.com/events for a special four-pack ticket price — plus have the opportunity to hang out with your favourite CNWA stars at the Centrium to watch the matches. Stars in attendance will include CNWA women’s champion Bambi Hall and the recent lifetime achievement award winner Vance Nevada, among others. Ticket prices range from $20 to $110.
New online tool for census A new online tool to submit census information is now available for Red Deerians. The 2013 municipal census got underway on Tuesday. The city uses census information for planning everything from infrastructure to programs and services. The information also ensures the city gets the appropriate amount of grant funding from other levels of government. Residents can complete the census online until April 16, using the personal identification number (PIN) the city delivered to every Red Deer home in the last week. The PIN was contained in a letter about the census, with instructions on how to access the website (www.reddeer.ca/census). If you are unable to complete the census online, an enumerator will come to your house starting on April 19. Enumerators will carry picture identification cards. Citizens with questions about the identity of a census worker should phone the census office at 403342-8317. This year’s census will collect information on the number of people living in each household, and the gender, year of birth and citizenship of each person. “We greatly appreciate the citizens who so willingly provide the information we require on an annual basis,” said Erin Stuart, deputy city clerk. “Without the participation and co-operation of
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A bohemian waxwing bird with distinctly coloured wings enjoys the afternoon sunlight from its perch on a tree in the Three Mile Bend dog park on Monday, April 1. our residents, we would be unable to gain this important information.”
Second Strawberry Shortcake show added A second Red Deer show has been added by the popular Strawberry Shortcake musical production. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday for Strawberry Shortcake: Follow Your Berry Own Beat! The family musical will be performed in Red Deer on May 31 at the Memorial Centre, at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. The production includes Strawberry Shortcake and her best friends Orange Blossom, Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Muffin, Raspberry Torte, Plum Pudding and Cherry Jam. The musical adventure will also introduce the happy-go-lucky Huckleberry Pie to the stage for the very first time! The show features new songs co-written by Lorelei Bachman and her father Randy Bachman (The Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive); plus original and fan favourite songs from the hit television program. For all box office and ticket information, visit www.StrawberryShortcakeOnTour.com.
Theatre theft trial rescheduled The trial for the former manager accused of stealing money from the Red Deer-based Central Alberta Theatre company has been rescheduled and will now proceed on Nov. 20 and 21. The trial was set for Tuesday afternoon in Red Deer provincial court, but more time was required because of the number of witnesses. Crown prosecutor Robin Joudrey said the crown has 11 witnesses and defence lawyer Glyn Walter is calling two. William Trefry, 45, is charged with theft and is alleged to have taken between $6,000 and $7,000 of the theatre company’s money while he was employed as its executive director. Trefry was hired for the position in the spring of 2010, four years after joining CAT as a member. He left the job in the fall of 2011.
Fifth-wheel trailer stolen Consort RCMP are investigating the theft of a fifth-wheel holiday trailer on the weekend. Sometime between 8 a.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday, unknown suspect(s) took a 2009 MAKO 27RBW fifth wheel travel trailer from an industrial site in Consort. The trailer is described as hard-walled, white in colour, 27 feet long with a door close to the rear of the trailer. The vehicle used by the suspects is thought to be a dual wheeled truck. Anyone have any information regarding this theft or any other theft is asked to contact the Consort RCMP at 403-577-3001 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8437).
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REMAND: Close to 1,400 to be transferred “At any time, there could be 20, 25 people in the Red Deer Remand Centre that we would normally house in the Edmonton Remand Centre,” Maloney said on Tuesday. He said Red Deer Remand Centre has an average daily population of about 136 inmates and has capacity for 146, so it’s unlikely Red Deer inmates would be moved to the new Edmonton remand because of overcrowding. The new centre will serve Edmonton and Northern Alberta and will be operating at full capacity by spring 2014. Close to 1,400 inmates will be transferred to the new remand this spring. Construction of the $580-million complex started in 2007. The up-to-date facility is designed to accommodate more court appearances with 53 video court arraignment facilities compared to 10 at the old Edmonton remand. The new centre is also designed for the direct supervision model that eliminates barriers between staff and inmates. “The work unit of staff are right on the floor of the inmates. Research shows that makes for a safer area because workers can have a better rapport with inmates.” Staff can also be more proactive if issues flare up among inmates, Maloney said. He said while Red Deer Remand Centre does not have 100 per cent direct supervision, there is open concept work environment where staff have con-
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BINGO: New partnerships “(But) it’s going to be sad to see something close that’s been there for so long, but I’m excited to see this historic event in bringing them together.” Cannery Row is already planning some events in appreciation of the patronage it has received from loyal players over the years. Special closing events will be held in the afternoon and evening just prior to the move. Red Deer Bingo is also planning an event to welcome new players and mark the beginning of the new partnership. Jody Korchinski, communications director with the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, said the bingo industry has been declining over the last few years compared with other forms of gaming. Mergers have been the chosen answer in other communities as well. In St. Paul, amalgamating bingo halls saw a 24 per cent boost in gross revenues, thanks to reduced operating costs. “Certainly what we have seen in other communities is that when amalgamation has taken place, it has produced positive results for the association players and, therefore, and most importantly, for the charities that they are raising funds for,” said Korchinski. “It makes it a little more exciting for the players as well, if you’ve got one vibrant hall.” email@example.com
‘Amazing race’ coming It may not feature the drama, intrigue and exotic locales of the popular TV show, but an Amazing Race is coming to Red Deer. A Family Amazing Race will take place at Bower Ponds on April 13 to correspond with the provincial Get Outdoors Weekend, held from April 12 to 14. The event is designed to get local families active and discovering the recreational offerings in Red Deer. Games and activities will take place at Bower Ponds and along the surrounding trails. There will be prizes but the event is non-competitive. There will also be opportunities to learn about the region’s natural environment and local recreational opportunities, along with outdoor safety tips. Provincial associate minister of Wellness Dave Rodney will be in attendance for the event, hosted by Red Deer College’s Be Fit for Life Centre. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is free to all. Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. No matter the weather, the event will go ahead, according to organizer Barb Marsh. “Our weather shouldn’t stop us from being outside,” she said. The provincial government instituted Get Outdoors Weekend in 2011.
Cars to be awarded as cancer fundraiser prizes Cancer fundraisers participating in the annual Relay for Life in four Central Alberta communities could find themselves with the keys to a sweet ride. For every $750 raised, participants in the annual fundraiser will get a chance to win a new vehicle donated by Red Deer’s Kipp Scott GMC. Those who raise $1,500 get two chances, and so on. The winner can choose either a 2013 Buick Encore or a 2013 GMC Terrain. Trish King, revenue development co-ordinator for the cancer society’s Red Deer branch, said the vehicle prize is a first. “We’ve always had kind of local door prizes for highest fundraisers but nothing of this capacity.” But with the society celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, they wanted to do something special and hopefully rev up fundraising efforts. Keeping with the “75” theme, the goal is to raise $750,000 among all four Central Alberta Relay for Life events. The non-competitive event brings together families and friends who gather to run, walk or stroll around a track throughout the night. The Rocky Mountain House event runs May 24, Innisfail on June 7, and Red Deer and Stettler take place on June 14. The winner of the vehicle will be announced in late June or early July. Money raised goes towards cancer research and to provide information and support for people living with cancer and their families. For more information go to www.cancer.ca.
Alberta Press Council downsized, reorganized NEW DIRECTORS NAMED The Alberta Press Council has downsized and reorganized. The moves come after the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald opted to leave the organization. The remaining affiliate members are: the Red Deer Advocate, the Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association, the Medicine Hat News and the Lethbridge Herald. The new public directors are: Arne Handley, Maggie Fulford and Doreen Sturla Scott of Central Alberta. Industry directors are Kerry Anderson of Caribou
Publishing and Bruce Penton of the Medicine Hat News. Arne Handley has been appointed chair of press council. Handley, a former librarian and junior high school teacher, is a community volunteer and an instructor and professional ceramic artist. The Alberta Press Council was established in 1972 and was the first such body in Canada. Consisting of members from the public and the press, the council’s mandate is: ● to hear and mediate
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Alberta Emergency Alert to carry river advisories All river-related advisories and warnings in Alberta for 2013 will be issued through the Alberta Emergency Alert system. These advisories and warnings will no longer be sent by fax. River-related advisories and warnings include high streamflow advisories, flood watches, flood warnings, river freeze-up advisories, river break-up advisories and ice jam advisories. Alberta Emergency Alert is a rapid warning system that uses media outlets to broadcast critical life-saving information directly to the public. River-related advisories and warnings will now be issued as information alerts through Alberta Emergency Alert. Information alerts
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Hospitals key to organ supply TARGETING GENERAL HOSPITALS MAY INCREASE NUMBER OF ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANT: STUDY BY HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS A new study suggests large general hospitals may hold a key to increasing the supply of organs available for transplant. The study says that general hospitals which don’t have transplant programs are the places where most people die, yet fewer organs are collected in them. In fact, the study showed that large general hospitals have a donor rate of 1.4 per 100 deaths, compared to five per 100 deaths in hospitals with transplant programs. In Ontario, where the study was done, that’s the equivalent of about 121 missed donors a year. Dr. Donald Redelmeier, lead author of the study, says this suggests education efforts aimed at large general hospitals could increase the number of donor organs available for transplant. The study is published in this week’s issue of The Canadian Medical Association Journal. “The findings suggest that optimizing organ donation needs to focus attention on large general hospitals that account for most of the potential donors and most of the missed opportunities,” said Redelmeier, the director of clinical epidemiologist at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. “And the corollary to that is that the shortfall also means that actual organ donation may not always follow what the individual patient had wished. “And the failure there isn’t that they procure organs that they had no consent to, it’s that by far and away the more common mistake is the failure to procure organs that the patient had wished to donate.” The study found that people who died in large general hospitals tended to be older than those who died in hospitals with transplant programs. But that doesn’t mean their organs couldn’t be valuable, Redelmeier says. “A 65-year-old liver is about the same as a 35-yearold liver and could end up doing a lot of good if transplanted appropriately.” The study suggests some of the differential may be about age discrimination — assumptions that older organs aren’t wanted. Another part of the problem may be the work entailed in preserving a would-be donor until a transplant team can collect the organs. Redelmeier admits it can be hard on hospitals to maintain potential donors because of the resources that eats up.
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People fill out forms in which they can register as an organ and tissue donor, as they apply for a California driver’s licence at a DMV office in Los Angeles. A new study suggests large general hospitals may hold a key to increasing the supply of organs available for transplant. “It’s never going to be totally easy. “Because when you’ve got a brain dead patient, it is quite a struggle to maintain donor viability on artificial respiration . . . and very, very complicated medications that almost invariably will require some quite intensive work by the nurses and the doctors in the critical care unit,” he says.
Redelmeier says most of the transplant education and awareness work currently focuses on the few major centres that perform transplant procedures. Broadening the scope to help general hospitals think about themselves as part of the transplant team could help, he suggests.
A helping ‘paw’ for pets GROUP PAIRS WITH RED CROSS TO HELP PETS DISPLACED BY FLOODS, FIRE BY KATHY MATHESON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Red Paw founder Jen Leary poses for a portrait at their adoption facility in Philadelphia, with kittens displaced due to fires. The emergency relief service Red Paw has paired with the local Red Cross to care for animals displaced by flames, floods or other residential disasters, with the goal of eventually reuniting them with their owners. “The goal is always to reunite people with their pets,” Leary said. “But sometimes after losing everything they had, it’s hard to do that.” Red Paw aims for reunification within a month, but Leary conceded it can take much longer. The agency was able to reunite 86 families with their pets last year; an additional three dozen animals were surrendered and re-adopted. Max, the German shepherd-pit bull mix owned by Phillips, remains in the group’s care while Phillips looks for a new home. She isn’t sure when she’ll have one, but she calls constantly to check on her dog. In Philadelphia, the city’s animal control organization will also respond to animals left homeless by disasters, executive director Susan Cosby said. But Red Paw’s capacity for crisis response is valuable because it eases the burden on her agency, which deals with more than 32,000 stray and surrendered animals per year. “They’re able to work in a far more specialized way with the animals and families that they’re help-
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PHILADELPHIA — After a fire broke out at Dorothy Phillips’ apartment in Philadelphia, the Red Cross gave her a temporary place to stay. Unfortunately, the shelter would not accept her beloved dog, Max. Who would care for him while she looked for a new home? “As far as I’m concerned, he’s one of my grandbabies,” Phillips said. Max is now being boarded in a kennel in a Philadelphia suburb thanks to Red Paw, an animal rescue group that has a unique partnership with the southeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the American Red Cross. While Red Cross workers tend to human victims of residential disasters like fires, floods or building collapses, Red Paw takes care of their animals. The nearly 2-year-old agency uses a network of volunteers, foster homes and other animal welfare groups to care for pets whose owners are struggling to rebuild their lives. Help includes veterinary care, pet supplies and temporary boarding — all free of charge. “We don’t want to see anyone lose their pet because of something completely out of their control,” Red Paw founder Jen Leary said. Leary started the non-profit after seeing the heartbreak and confusion of too many pet owners during her work as a city firefighter and Red Cross volunteer. Red Paw then teamed up with the local Red Cross about 18 months ago. Before Red Paw, the Red Cross had no uniform approach to handling displaced animals — each case depended on the location of the disaster and the available responders, Red Cross spokesman Dave Schrader said. Red Paw is now the go-to group whenever Red Cross clients need help with their animals. It’s a model that Leary hopes to replicate in other states. Schrader called Red Paw “invaluable” in helping victims cope with catastrophes. “Knowing that their pets will be cared for certainly reduces the trauma,” he said. According to Leary, Red Paw responded to 164 disasters last year in Philadelphia and four surrounding counties, helping nearly 300 animals — including dogs, cats, birds, turtles, ferrets and a snake. The group relies entirely on donations. Red Paw volunteer Kat Nania recalled going out one snowy night in January after a fire had destroyed a house in southwest Philadelphia. A cat was missing, and its owner said the feline had just birthed a litter of kittens. Nania feared the worst when she entered the ruins of the house — its ceiling fallen in, broken glass everywhere, the interior staircase more like a hill than steps. But there, hiding behind a mirror, was a still-pregnant Tabitha. “She was just so frightened, she let me scoop her up and put her in the carrier,” Nania said. “When I felt her pregnant belly, I was just like, ’Yes!”’ Tabitha gave birth within a day of the rescue. But she and her kittens need a permanent home now; their owner could no longer care for them and surrendered the animals to Red Paw to put up for adoption.
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LUANN April 3 1988 — Pittsburgh Penguin Mario Lemieux wins the NHL scoring title, stopping Wayne Gretzky’s seven-year streak. 1978 — The federal government proposes a bill allowing a countrywide referendum on national unity. 1975 — Statistics Canada reports a record $2.19 billion was paid out in 1974 for
unemployment insurance benefits. 1968 — Ottawa removes restrictions on selling gold purchased by the Royal Mint from Canadian producers. 1967 — Coal mine explosion kills 15 and injures nine miners near Natal, B.C. 1916 — Second Canadian Division troops see action at St. Eloi in Flanders. Fighting lasts until April 20. 1898 — Chilkoot Pass avalanche in the Yukon kills 88 men during the Klondike gold rush.
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Before moving on, this shorteared owl spent almost a week around this Ponoka-area corral hunting mice and voles. Having acute hearing, these owls can plunge and catch rodents up to a foot under snow. The shorteared owl mainly hunts at night but will hunt during the day if there is a high activity of rodents. Its hunting practice tends to be flying only feet above the ground in open fields or grasslands until swooping down on its prey feet-first. Other than mice and voles the owl will hunt ground squirrels, bats, muskrats and moles. It has also been known to occasionally attack smaller birds.
Blended families need to learn to get along Dear Annie: I have been dating my boyfriend for four years. We both have children from our previous relationships and share custody with our exes. Until recently, we had our kids on the same weekends. Then my boyfriend’s ex decided that her children cannot be here when my 11-year-old son is staying over. Because my son is the oldest, he tends to be blamed whenever the kids do inappropriate things. But kids pick up all kinds of things in school, from other kids and from other adults. I feel my son is being MITCHELL blamed unfairly. My boy& SUGAR friend’s ex doesn’t know me or my children. I have heard her children say and do things they should not be allowed to do, but I seem to be the only one who notices. My boyfriend makes excuses for their behaviour, but if my children misbehave, he is quick to let me know that I need to discipline them. The major problem is his nine-year-old daughter, who wants to be the centre of attention when she is around her dad. She becomes upset, demanding and controlling, and she recently began sassing me. I love his children and take care of them as if they were my own. I understand the need for them to have
HOROSCOPE Wednesday, April 3 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Amanda Bynes, 27; Eddie Murphy, 52; Alec Baldwin, 55 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This will be another down-to-earth kind of day where we will seek to accomplish many complex tasks ahead. As the Moon continues to glide through the industrious sign of Capricorn, this will evoke in us an elevated awareness in meeting our responsibilities and obligations. Use today’s energy to dive into difficult projects and assignments as the cosmos are giving us less distractions and more meticulousness in getting things done. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, your image and your reputation will likely change this year. It will be primordial for you to avoid any kinds of conflicts or resistance from authority figure or people in power. You will learn the art of adjustment and flexibility when it comes to submitting yourself to new tasks and responsibilities. You will be tested and challenged to see whether you are strong enough and capable of meeting deadlines or important accomplishments. Play your role well and fair this year and you will be rewarded accordingly. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your actions and your desires will not be channelled according to the values of your partner or someone you are intimately related to. For this reason, try not to overreact impulsively by letting your anger out on someone else. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be prone towards being lenient or simply taking your sweet time. Overindulgence may be tempting you to forget about the important details in your life that require your undivided attention. Focus may be your main challenge today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Relationships with female figures should be like smooth sailing today. You are able to tap into their most vulnerable, deep side. You learn self-mastery by accepting your innermost insecurities or fears.
individual time with their parents, but I’d also like them to learn how to get along with each other. I blame my boyfriend for letting his ex control the situation. Am I overreacting? — Confused and a Little Sad Dear Confused: You are on shaky ground when it comes to telling your boyfriend and his ex how to arrange their visitation schedule. It is not unreasonable for the mother to prefer that her kids have time with Dad without your children around. We think you should try to make friends with the ex so you can work on getting the kids together for holidays and special occasions. They will be less belligerent toward one another (and toward you) if they don’t have to compete for their father’s attention at every visit. Dear Annie: I am an administrative assistant and am proud of the level of professionalism I have maintained in the office. However, I feel like I am about to go out of my mind. I share an office with a very rude woman. I do my best to smooth out her rough spots with customers, but she has one horrible habit I cannot fix. She constantly chews gum with her mouth open and looks like a cow. I find it amazing that our administrators, who deal with her daily, have never mentioned this to her. I purposely turn my music up a bit louder to drown out the sound. She and I do not have a good relationship, so I cannot think of a way to mention this without upset-
C A N C E R (June 21-July 22): You will seek approval and recognition through another. It can happen through your spouse, your livein partner, a business alliance or a significant other. Your predisposition today depends ultimately on other’s behaviour and attitudes. LEO (July 23ASTRO Aug. 22): There’s DOYNA an imbalance between your personal objectives, which is seeking your ultimate liberation of self and your need to follow through the guidelines.
ting her. The stress it causes me is giving me a headache. It is gross and unprofessional. Any suggestions? — Pro in Pennsylvania Dear Pro: You have nothing to lose by asking her nicely to please not chew gum when dealing with the customers, because it is unprofessional, as well as unappealing to see and hear. You also could talk to human resources or a supervisor about instituting a behaviour and dress code to cover such things. It is often easier than singling out one particular employee. Dear Annie: I’d like to respond to “N.Y., N.Y.,” the 34-year-old who found it difficult to visit his ailing grandparents. When our parents’ health deteriorated, it wasn’t pleasant to visit, but we kept in mind all the times they took care of us when we were babies, cleaning soiled diapers and sitting up all night when we were sick. Recently, my uncle suffered a stroke. At our first visit, he didn’t recognize us. For the next visit, we brought his favourite music and read stories from Reader’s Digest. I know those grandparents would enjoy some company. — MD, Calif. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
These guidelines act as an impediment to your own evolution and self-discovery. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You possess an undivided motivation that makes you want to be out and about. You crave some excitement and some romantic flavour into your life. You seek more adventure and excitement by trying to merge your energies with another significant person in your life. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A sense of claustrophobia within your closest relationships may invoke in you a need to be free. Even in your personal, domestic space you long for privacy or at least, that special connectedness which relates two people effortlessly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Colleagues or your office environment may be tough to deal with right now. You feel that you are playing your role fairly and you get irritated if this is not reciprocated. Speak up your mind with tact if you want to convey important messages. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A sudden urge for a variety of foods may make you quite undisciplined today.
You are putting a greater emphasis on practical investments or, at least, you think a lot about your budgetary needs. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Changeability prevails for you today and it’s hard to keep your cool. You prefer to always be emotionally in control and you may find this a bit challenging today. Let your guards down and, seriously, don’t take yourself too seriously. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Some undisclosed undertakings require your special attention today. Do not let precedent actions or a situation that reminds you of the past deprive you of the positive vibes that are lined up plentifully for you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You find it a bit stressful the fact that you have to be flexible and focused when it comes to a prominent figure in your life. If you can stay out of unnecessary gossip or harmful contacts, then do so. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/columnist.
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This TV image released by NBC shows Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in a scene from ‘Hannibal,’ premiering Thursday on NBC.
NEW YORK — It’s fair to say that Mads Mikkelsen dines out on his new starring role. He plays the title character in NBC’s new grisly gourmet drama, Hannibal, which focuses on Dr. Hannibal Lecter — scholar, connoisseur, cannibal — during an earlier, more nuanced time than was covered in the hit film The Silence of the Lambs and its sequel. No surprise: When Mikkelsen was offered the role, he hesitated to bite. “It’s been done to perfection,” he says, citing the indelible performance of Anthony Hopkins. “What could we add?” Turns out, quite a lot. Unlike Hopkins’ Hannibal, Mikkelsen’s version isn’t “a madman in a (jail) cell. He’s out in the world, where he can make friends and help people feel comfortable.” In short, he’s fully able to pass in polite society, as he must — especially if the series (which premieres Thursday at 8 p.m.) hopes to last. “He’s not a classic psychopath or a classic serial killer,” adds Mikkelsen. “I believe that he’s as close to Satan as can be — the fallen angel. He sees the beauty in death. And every day is a new day, full of opportunities.” Dr. Lecter is just one member of the series’ motley trio. This brilliant psychiatrist is recruited to counsel a gifted but tormented criminal profiler, Will Graham (played by Hugh Dancy), who can see into the minds of serial killers and is haunted by what he sees. Special Agent Jack Crawford (played by Laurence Fishburne) is head of the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit, and he’s counting on Lecter to keep
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Will on course. Together they unite (or appear to) on a mission to track down ghastly serial killers — with neither Jack nor Will dreaming that the most depraved offender is part of their team. This knotty alliance is what captured Mikkelsen’s interest. When he first met with series creator Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), he heard much talk “about this whole bro-mance thing between Hannibal and Will, and it sounded really cool,” he says. “The relationship between all these characters is what’s actually fundamental to the story, not the individual cases.” There are scenes of startling grisliness. There are also scenes of gruesome humour, as when Lecter — a gourmet cook — serves elegant dinners to appreciative guests (including Will and Jack) whose key ingredients are human body parts, prepared with such culinary camouflage they look mouthwatering even to the well-aware audience. But some of the most gripping scenes are simple conversations between Hannibal and Will — his associate, patient and odd-couple chum. In one scene, he tries to console Will, who is traumatized after shooting a suspect. “I LIKED killing Hobbs,” Will confesses with selfloathing. “Killing must feel good to God, too. He does it all the time,” says Lecter gently. “And are we not created in his image?” Mikkelsen has come up with a robust back story for Hannibal: born in Lithuania. Educated in Paris and England. Refined and intellectual and even a bit of a snob, but a good host and excellent company. “He’s a man who loves talking, who loves words,”
says Mikkelsen. “Every tenth word I had, my dialogue coach had to look it up: He had no idea what it was, either.” Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, 47 years ago, Mikkelsen (whose first name is pronounced “mass,” not “mads”) is a matinee idol in his native land, where he has starred in acclaimed films such as Valhalla Rising, in which he played a half-blind Viking gladiator, and The Hunt, which won him the best actor prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his role as a teacher falsely accused of a sex crime. Though not a household name in the U.S. — yet — his face is increasingly familiar from his role as the sadistic villain Le Chiffre in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, and performances alongside Clive Owen in King Arthur and Liam Neeson in Clash of the Titans. It was through a circuitous path that he found his way to acting. From childhood he was a serious gymnast and then, as a young man, joined a contemporary dance troupe. “But I was interested in the drama of the dance more than the technique,” he says. “I felt that if that was what I was loving, why don’t I do that full-on?” Meanwhile, he was vexed by what he saw as actors’ hollow conventions: “We do this because that’s how they have always done it, but it doesn’t have anything to do with life. It becomes a convention they only BELIEVE is reality.” An inspiring alternative for him was the film “Taxi Driver,” which he saw as an antidote to stiffness and artifice in drama. “It made me want to be true to what I believed was right,” he says.
sites in China, and with theatrical promotion and possibly post-production work there. It also will work with the filmmakers on casting Chinese actors in the movie, which stars Mark Wahlberg and is due out in June 2014. Jiaflix, headed by former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis, brokered the deal. The company exports Chinese films to overseas markets and promotes production and distribution of films in China.
weights 12 grams, and is believed to date from the 4th century. The ring is believed to be linked to a curse tablet found separately at the site of a Roman temple dedicated to a god named Nodens in Gloucestershire, western England. The tablet says a man called Silvianus had lost a ring, and it asks Nodens to place a curse of ill health on Senicianus until he returned it to the temple. An archeologist who looked into the connection between the ring and the curse tablet asked Tolkien, who was an Anglo-Saxon professor at Oxford University, to work on the etymology of the name Nodens in 1929. The writer also visited the temple several times, and some believe he would have been aware of the existence of the Roman ring before he started writing The Hobbit.
Roman gold ring believed to have inspired Tolkien’s One Ring goes on exhibition in England
The technical skills, visual fluency, creative thinking abilities, cognitive understanding and creative expression students have learned this year at Red Deer College’s visual arts program have now been channeled into an exhibition for the month of April. From April 6 to 29 the exhibit, Typecast, will be on display at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, 4525 47A Ave., with an opening reception scheduled for April 11 at 7 p.m. The exhibition is a culmination of the student’s year and the artwork displayed represents a variety of subjects, materials and forms and reflects many ideas and themes taught at the college.
LONDON — Could a Roman gold ring linked to a curse have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to create The One Ring? Britain’s National Trust and the Tolkien Society are putting the artifact on display Tuesday for fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to decide for themselves whether this was Tolkien’s precious ring of power. Found in a field near a historic Roman town in southern England in 1785, the gold ring is inscribed in Latin, “Senicianus live well in God,” and inset with an image of the goddess Venus. It is larger than average,
‘Transformers 4’ takes shape with help from China Movie Channel LOS ANGELES — Michael Bay’s Transformers robots are shaping up again with an assist from China. Paramount Pictures announced a deal Tuesday with China Movie Channel and Jiaflix Enterprises to help on the production of Transformers 4, the next installment in the director’s blockbuster franchise. According to the agreement, China Movie Channel, which is overseen by the Chinese government, will help select filming
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MELVIN Dave Wallace “Mel” 1928 - 2013 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dearest Dave “Mel” Melvin on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the age of 84 years. He was born on July 12, 1928 in Wainwright, AB to Milo and Dora Melvin (nee Pfenning). Dave moved out on his own when he was 15 years old and while playing in the Salvation Army youth band met his lifelong friend Walt Sandford. Dave entered the Canadian Navy and served on the HMCS Crescent and the HMCS Iroquois. While in the Navy, Dave met the love of his life, Millie Chambers, in Victoria, B.C. They married December 7, 1949. After they married the couple moved to Alberta and eventually settled in Stettler where they opened, and operated, Mel’s Shoes for 25 years. After selling Mel’s Shoes in 1978, Dave went to work for Westward Parts (Red Deer) who he travelled for until retiring. The couple moved to Riondel, B.C. in 1994 where they lived until he experienced a stroke in February of this year. As someone who lived a life following Jesus, he looked forward to Heaven. His wife and children were at his side listening to a song of worship and celebration at the moment that he stepped from this world to the next. The family would like to thank Dr. Nav Rattan and the nurses, therapists and staff on Units 33 and 35 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for the excellent care received. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Millie, two sons Budd (Maureen) and Darrel (Bonny), one daughter Margie, (Kevin Jeffrey) and one sister Joyce Rogers. Also to cherish Dave’s memory are his wonderful grandchildren, Jeremie, Ryan, Lacey, Cori, Joel, Tim, Stephen and Amy, his great grandchildren, Shea, Autumn, Colton and Rylee, as well as numerous other family members and friends who will miss him dearly. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Victor Melvin and infant sister Dorothy. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6 2 8 7 6 7 A S t r e e t ( Ta y l o r Drive), Red Deer, on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00 pm. Memorial donations in honor of Dave may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #202 5913 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4C4. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
MacKAY William Michael 1961-2013 Mike passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the age of 51 years. Mike was known for his good sense of humor, his giving nature and his love of cars. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
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It is with great sadness that we announce that Ms. Valerie Anne Smart of Red Deer passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the age of 60 years, after a courageous battle with cancer and complications from multiple sclerosis. Valerie is survived by her mother, Eva Morris (nee Braithwaite) of Red Deer, her brother, David Johnson (Rose) of Red Deer, her sister, Beverly Johnson of Calgary, her brother, Clifford Johnson (Gail Smith) of Calgary, three nephews; Brian (Dawn), Douglas (Danielle) and Owen, two nieces; Karen Davis (Tyler) and Sydney Johnson, and great nephew, Tyler Johnson, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Valerie was predeceased by her father, Frank Johnson, in 1985. Valerie was born in Red Deer, Alberta on December 4, 1952 and raised on farms in Sylvan Lake area through her mid-teen years. She later lived in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. Valerie spent many years in the real estate business in the Red Deer area until her MS prevented her from continuing the work that she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at. She won several top sales awards and made many friends in the business. Valerie never complained about her illnesses, despite the toll that they took on her. She treated them as challenges to be dealt with as best as she could. Valerie always looked for ways to help others, despite her failing health. Her extended family and many good friends will truly miss her kindness, courage, warm personality and independent spirit. The family would like to thank all of the medical staff who provided excellent care for Valerie at the Red Deer Hospital emergency department and Unit 32. We particularly wish to thank the wonderful caring staff at the Red Deer Hospice Society who looked after her so well during her final days. They are all truly special people. A Memorial Service celebrating Valerie’s life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. A reception will be held following the service at Bower-Kin Community Centre, 85 Boyce Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that consideration be given to making donations in Valerie’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 105-4807 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4A5, the Canadian Cancer Society, 4730A Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1X2, the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6, or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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BIGGS Olive Vere (MacKay) Olive Vere Biggs (MacKay) passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the age of 98 years. She will be sadly missed by her loving family of four children, Richard Biggs (Gloria) of Lousana, Bonny Menzies (Rod) of Edmonton, Brian Biggs (Beverly) of Red Deer, Margaret Rogers (John) of Delia; one brother, Derry MacKay, of Three Hills. Olive was predeceased by her son Allan in 1952 at the age of 5. She also was predeceased by her three sisters and one brother. Olive is also survived by her ten grandchildren, twentyseven great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Her Service of Celebration will be held at The Church of the Latter-Day Saints, 3002 - 47 Ave., Red Deer, AB on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:00 am. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.myalternatives.ca.
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AMES Jessica and Landen are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Dawson Terry on March 28, 2013 weighing 8lbs. 8 ozs. Proud Grandparents are Darrell and Dianne Ames and Dave and Pam Amendt.
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Cheney Karate Studios, Red Deer’s most trusted name in Martial Arts is now accepting registration for all adult & children’s programs starting April, 2013. Enrollment is limited. (403)347-9020 www.cheneykarate.com
QUILTERS! Central Alberta Quilters Guild presents the 22nd Annual Quilt Show at the Parkland Pavilion Westerner Park, Red Deer on Friday, April 5, 10:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, April 6, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Over 200 quilts displayed, Large Merchant Mall, Demos and Door Prizes. Special guest display by Buggy Barn. Contact Lynne at 403-783-5808 SYLVAN LAKE Slow Pitch Annual General Meeting Apr. 8, 7 pm. at Sylvan Lake Community Center. Call Doug Smyth 403-373-8391
Lost COULTER - CHAD No length of time can take away our thoughts of you today. Sadness still comes over us, tears will often flow. Memories keep you near us, though you died a year ago. The best husband and father who is missed dearly everyday. We will cherish what we had forever in our hearts. We love you always and forever, Shannon, Darian and McKayla CHAD COULTER March 17, 1979 - April 3, 2012 One year ago you left us Too sudden and too soon Remembering the good times Until we meet again John 11:25
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P/T F. caregiver wanted for F quad. Must be reliable and have own vehicle. 403-348-5456 or 403-505-7846
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Local industrial supply company is looking for a bookkeeper. Please fax resume to 403-342-0233 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
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SCOTT Thomas Albert “Tom” 1933 - 2013 With sadness in our hearts, we announce that Thomas Albert “Tom” Scott passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 28, 2013 at the R.D. Regional Hospital after a short, hard fought battle with heart and lung issues. Tom was born July 15, 1933 and was raised on the family farm at Watson’s Corners, Ontario. He followed his brothers west on the Harvest Excursions in 1951 and 1952. Tom and Joyce were married in Perth, Ontario in 1954. He started with Canadian Utilities in 1953 and retired from their sister company, Alberta Power Ltd. in 1989 after 35 yrs. After retirement, he worked 5 years with Frontec, another sister company of CU, as relief site supervisor on the D.E.W line in the Arctic. During his lifetime his community minded spirit saw him actively involved with Lion’s Club, Kinsmen Club and was Past Exalted Ruler of the Rycroft and Grande Cache BPO Elks of Canada, also the Boy Scouts and a volunteer in various small town Fire Departments. In Red Deer he volunteered for Hospital Fundraising Kiosks. During Tom’s working years the family lived in various communities: Stettler, Vermillion, Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie,Spirit River, Rainbow Lake, Grande Cache and Slave Lake. In 1993 Tom and Joyce moved to Red Deer for retirement which was a happy move for them both. Tom always enjoyed anything to do with cars, barbequing, golfing and keeping his yard in immaculate condition. A great joy for Tom and Joyce was camping for many years with their children and later with grandchildren. They loved their travels to Europe, a cruise through Panama Canal, and the extra special winters spent in Mesa, AZ. Tom is predeceased by his parents, Albert Laurie and Annie Margaret Scott as well as brothers, Jack, Bob, Jim and sister Doris. Tom is lovingly remembered by his wife, Joyce, his son Shawn of Innisfail, his son Peri (Carol), their children Corey and Zachary of Calgary, his daughter Robin (Allan) Miller, their children Christopher, Joey and Erin of Sylvan Lake, also, his brother Art (Theresa) of Lanark, Ontario, sisters in-law Janet (Jack), Dee (Bob), Evelyn (Jim) and brother in-law Lloyd (Doris) Johnson. Tom’s many nieces and nephews and their spouses were always very dear to him. Over the years, Tom’s easy going and friendly manner gained him a multitude of friends whose friendships were very special to him. A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer, on Monday, April 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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WADE, Wilbert (WIB) Born: March 3, 1932, Mount Forest, ON Died: April 3, 2004, Penhold, AB
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TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300 RUTH MOGER May 13, 1925 - April 3, 2012 In loving memory of Mom. If only you were right here with us to chat, to smile, to reminisce. We miss you very much. Love your family.
Michener Hill 5039 39 AVE. Apr. 4 & 5, 2 pm. - 7 pm. Wagon, jogging stroller, bookcase, Epicure, Bumbles. Lots of treasures $1 or less.
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Immediate Positions Available Experienced Day Supervisors Night Supervisors Must be able to provide truck Please send resume to 403-340-0886 or email: pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking a DRILLER.
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants
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LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced F/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society requires a
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Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911 Eagle Builders is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:
* Concrete Finishers * General Labourers Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403 885 5516 or e-mail: HR@eaglebuilders.ca.
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WE are looking for Rig Managers, Drillers, Derrick and Floor hands for the Red Deer area. Please contact Steve Tiffin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (403) 358-3350 fax (403) 358-3326
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company PART TIME COOK looking for Class 1 Drivers to provide catering services and/or Lease Operators. at the CRONQUIST HOUSE. We offer lots of home time, Food service experience, benefits and a bonus the Food Sanitation & Hygiene program. Grain and super Certificate, & excellent B exp. an asset but not communication skills essential. necessary. If you have a Please send resume to clean commercial drivers email: email@example.com abstract and would like to or fax 403-347-8759 start making good money. info, call 403-346-0055 fax or email resume and comm.abstract to WELL established 250 seat bar and grill in Red 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org Deer now looking for a chef or kitchen manager. DO you want regular home possibilities for sweat equity times, dedicated truck, a options. Great opportunity company that cares, benefor enthusiastic applicants. fits, exc. wages, safety Please send resume to bonus, year round steady Box 1040, c/o R. D. Advo- work? We are looking for cate, 2950 Bremner Ave., CLASS 1 drivers for flat deck work. Must know your Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 cargo securement, be hard working and enjoy driving as you visit the 4 western Sales & provinces. Please contact Distributors 1-877-787-2501 or fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air DRIVERS for furniture technology and requires an moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & Outside Sales Rep long distance. Competitive for our solutions driven wages. Apply in person. sales team. Experience in 6630 71 St. Bay 7 air compressors and Red Deer. 403-347-8841 pneumatics a definite asset, but will train the right candidate. Base + Misc. commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & Help area. Apply: email@example.com
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TANKMASTER RENTALS requires CLASS 1 BED TRUCK Operators for Central Alberta. Competitive wages and benefits. email@example.com or fax 403-340-8818
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Locally based, home every night!
Qualified applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: hr@ bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email firstname.lastname@example.org or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! LICENSED mechanic for truck maintenance on 20 truck fleet. Reply to Box 1036, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 or fax resume to 403-346-0295 LOOKING for Experience. Carpenter with farm & metal bldgs. 403-318-6406
Lot Person Competitive Salary plus beneﬁts Apply in Person
3110-50 Ave. Red Deer No Calls Please
FULL TIME MAINTENANCE AND LABOUR PERSON REQUIRED ASAP. Knowledge of Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Painting. Must have own tools, own vehicle an asset with valid drivers license. Monday - Friday 8 - 5. Come and join our team. Please fax resume 403-346-1086 GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com
Looking For Short Term Work?
We need a number of people to assist with spring yard clean up for 3 wks. Must be able to pull a rake and bag debris, Must have own transportation and be reliable. Wage is $15/hr. Call 403-505-5760 OVERRUN w/Mule Deer E. of R. D. First Nations persons call 403-391-8246 SYNIK CLOTHING, Gasoline Alley. F/T - P/T Great pay for right person. Apply within w/resume. THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please. WANTED to hire qualified person to replace asphalt shingles on house roof. House located 40 kms. W. of Red Deer. 403-396-0857
Pipeline and Facility Installation Inspectors
BATTERY DOCTORS Exp. not req’d but heavy lifting is involved, mechanical skills an asset. Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8-5. Apply in person at 1, 4801 78 St. No phone calls please.
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
Carriers Needed 4 days/wk Flyers & Sun. Life IN PINES Patterson Cres. & Pamley Ave. Piper Dr. & Pennington Cres.
Skystone Engineering will host a training seminar on the role of the inspector as the client (owner) representative, providing code and regulatory requirements for inspectors to fulfill their QA role. It also covers site safety, project management and admin requirements to assure new installations satisfy owner requirements. It addresses all sections of CAPP’s Guidance Document: “Competency Assessment for Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Installation Inspectors”. The seminar will be April 23-25, 2013 at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel in Edmonton, AB. Attendees must register on or before Sunday, April 21. For info, visit www. skystone.ca or call (403) 516-4217, Nancy.
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Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 EXECUTIVE AUTO GLASS
stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
Cameras & Accessories
SONY handicam, exc. cond. $200 obo 403-307-1586
RV & MARINE
• RV/MARINE SERVICE MANAGER
Health/Dental benefits, paid training, free uniforms. Apply in person 4217 - 50 Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org
With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
pressure. Attention to detail. Great Group Plan & Pay Plan Apply in person with resume to Dan Randal. 7414 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer or Fax: 403.347.3388 or Email: email@example.com
SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Mauricia 403-340-0225
AFFORDABLE Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472
FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042
3 SEAT SOFA W/WOOD TRIM 83”L X 33” D w/matching armchair, very well kept $170 403-314-2026 RECORD player/radio w/2 matching speakers. Asking $100. 403-341-4650 Call between 9 am - 12 p.m. or call Cell after 1 pm. 403-307-3043
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Misc. for Sale
CORONA Bar stools (2), chrome, $60. pr.; light brown recliner, like new, $60; tiger torch & hose, $30; Black & Decker 7 1/4” skill saw, $10.; (2) 2 ton hydralic jack, $10. ea. 403-887-4981 HUSKY BRAID NAILER, new in box, $25.; 2000 lb. remote control winch, $65; New air compressor, 100 psi; $65; New Woods outdoor 24/hr timer; $10; New sz. 11 black leather, zippered boots, $25; 20’ tow ropes (2) $10. ea. 403-887-4981 WORK bench vise $18; bundle of bungee cords $6; 3 trouble lights $6/ea; bow saw 30” in wooden case $15; clay pick $7; 2 hand saws $6/ea.; wooden miter box $5; 10’ tow rope $10; 1/4” steel tow cable $15; wooden tool box for truck 40”l x 17” w x 8 1/2” deep $15; post hole auger 5” $20; galvanized garbage can/lid $12; 2 1” x 36” piano hinges $4; 2 tin snips 2/$10; 2 boxes of nice clam shells $5/box 403-314-2026
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1 BDRM. apt. across from hospital, 3rd flr. balcony, Avail. Now. $780./mo. 403-877-3323 1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, $740/mo. Avail. immed. Incl. most utils, no pets. Call 403-886-5288 1 BDRM. bsmt. suite 4223 42 Ave in Grandview. $350/mo for 1 person. All utils incl, except phone & cable. No pets, no drugs. 403-309-2438 BSMT. bachelor suite with walkout, fully furnished, RENTED LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
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
OPPOSITE HOSPITAL Large adult 2 bdrm. apt., balcony, No pets. $800 rent/SD, heat/water incld., 403-346-5885
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
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ROOM in Westpark, n/s, no pets. Furnished. TV & utils incl. 403-304-6436
Houses For Sale
FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com Mason Martin Homes has
8 Brand New Homes starting at $188,900 Call for more info 403-588-2550
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Mauricia 403-340-0225
www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273
YOUNG couple wants 3 bdrm. house in Blackfalds, fenced, garage, approx. $300,000 783-4873
WANTED: SYLVAN LAKE COTTAGE or HOUSE for first week of July. Lakefront preferred. Price negotiable. Please contact 604-982-0554
2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV
$16,888 403-348-8788 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634
MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
2010 SIERRA ext/cab 4x4, 5.3L 6 spd, auto, $15,500 obo. 403-346-9816
BRAND NEW SECONDARY SUITE HOME. 403-588-2550
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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
2008 Ford F350 lariat 4x4 Diesel long box One Owner $29888 403-348- 8788
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 mega cab 4x4 leather dvd $16888 403- 348- 8788
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300
1985 Dodge Camper Van ..Mini Motorhome Overhead bunk, dinette makes into bed, Awning, Fridge, Stove, oven, furnace, sink, bathroom with shower. New brakes all around, battery and power vent. Asking $9800.00 OBO. Ph: (403)229-2984 Joan or (403)845-6852 Pat
2005 BMW 745 LI $21888 Sport & Import 348 8788
REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629
TIRES, (4) 15”. $75. set. 403-347-5316
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5 BDRM. house acreage, 10 min. S. of Pine Lake & 40 min. SE of Red Deer. $1650, $800 d.d. utils. incl., 1 month last month rent, 1 yr. leasing, references & record of employment. No house pets. Avail. June 1 403-442-2631 or 357-9909 EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW ON ACREAGE IN RED DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 bath, rent $2000 + DD avail. 403-346-5885
2 BDRM., new bath, fenced yard, 5 appls., $975. + s.d. Greenham Dr. Avail. May 15. 403-314-0635 INNISFAIL older 3 bdrm. house, lrg. lot. $975/mo. 403-886-5342 or 357-7817
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
2003 SUNFIRE, 1 owner, Wanted 140,000. kms., good cond. To Buy $3500. obo 403-309-3580 A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am removal. We travel. AMVIC 2 dr. Clean 403-318-3040 approved. 403-396-7519
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NKorea vows to restart nuke facilities LATEST ATTEMPT TO EXTRACT U.S. CONCESSIONS BY RAISING FEARS OF WAR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war. A spokesman for the North’s General Department of Atomic Energy said scientists will quickly begin “readjusting and restarting” the facilities at its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex, including the plutonium reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. Both could produce fuel for nuclear weapons. The reactor began operations in 1986 but was shut down as part of international nuclear disarmament talks in 2007 that have since stalled. North Korea said work to restart the facilities would begin “without delay.” Experts estimate it could take anywhere from three months to a year to reactivate the reactor. The nuclear vows and a rising tide of threats in recent weeks are seen as efforts by the North to force disarmament-for-aid talks with Washington and to increase domestic loyalty to young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by portraying him as a powerful military commander. Tuesday’s announcement underscores concerns about North Korea’s timetable for building a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the United States, although it is still believed to be years away from developing that technology. The U.S. called for North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, saying it would be “extremely alarming” if Pyongyang follows through on a vow to restart its plutonium reactor. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S. is taking steps to ensure it has the capacity to defend itself and its allies, and that President Barack Obama is being updated regularly. “The entire national security team is focused on it,” Carney said. But Carney noted that a string of threats from North Korea toward the U.S. and South Korea so far have not been backed up by action, calling the threats part of a counterproductive pattern. He called on Russia and China, two countries he said have influence on North Korea, to use that influence to persuade the North to change course. China, North Korea’s only major economic and diplomatic supporter, expressed unusual disap-
UN adopts landmark treaty to regulate global arms trade
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In this June 27, 2008 file photo from television, the 60-foot-tall cooling tower is seen before its demolition at the main Nyongbyon reactor complex in Nyongbyon, also known as Yongbyon, North Korea. North Korea vowed Tuesday to restart a nuclear reactor that can make one bomb’s worth of plutonium a year, escalating tensions already raised by near daily warlike threats against the United States and South Korea. pointment with its ally. “We noticed North Korea’s statement, which we think is regrettable,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said. South Korea also called it “highly regrettable.” Yukiya Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, said the North’s decision “is another step which is deeply troubling for us and the world.” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that North Korea appears to be “on a collision course with the international community.” Speaking in Andorra, the former South Korean foreign minister said the crisis has gone too far and that interna-
tional negotiations are urgently needed. North Korea is under a U.N. arms embargo over its nuclear program. On Tuesday, it was one of three nations voting against a U.N. treaty regulating international arms trade. Also voting “no” were Iran and Syria. Hwang Jihwan, a North Korea expert at the University of Seoul, said the North “is keeping tension and crisis alive to raise stakes ahead of possible future talks with the United States.” “North Korea is asking the world, ’What are you going to do about this?”’ he said.
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Tuesday, capping a more than decade-long campaign to keep weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists, insurgents, organized crime figures and human rights violators. The resolution was approved by a vote of 154 to 3 with 23 abstentions. As the numbers appeared on the electronic board, loud cheers filled the assembly chamber. “This is an historic day and a major achievement for the United Nations,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague, whose country helped spearhead the campaign. “The world wanted this treaty and would not be thwarted by the few who sought to prevent the introduction of robust, effective and legally binding controls on the international trade in weapons.” What impact it will have in curbing the estimated $60 billion global arms trade remains to be seen. The landmark UN treaty will take effect after 50 countries ratify it, and a lot will depend on which ones ratify and which ones don’t, and how stringently it is implemented. Enforcement is left up to the nations that ratify the treaty. The treaty requires these countries to co-operate on its implementation and to assist each other in investigating and prosecuting violations. Britain and a small group of other treaty supporters sought a vote in the 193-member world body after Iran, North Korea and Syria blocked its adoption by consensus last week. The three countries voted “no” on Tuesday, while Russia and China, both major arms exporters, abstained. The United States, the world’s largest arms exporter, voted in favour. Never before has there been an international treaty regulating the global arms trade. Supporters said its adoption took far too long. Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott, who chaired the negotiations, said the treaty will “make an important difference by reducing human suffering and saving lives.” “We owe it to those millions — often the most vulnerable in society — whose lives have been overshadowed by the irresponsible and illicit international trade in arms,” he told the assembly just before the vote. The treaty is likely to face stiff resistance from conservatives in the U.S. Senate, where it needs the approval of two-thirds of the 100 lawmakers to win ratification. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the approval of “a strong, effective and implementable arms trade treaty that can strengthen global security while protecting the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade.” He stressed that the treaty applies only to international trade “and reaffirms the sovereign right of any state to regulate arms within its territory.” The three treaty opponents and many countries that abstained complained that the treaty has too many loopholes and can be easily “politicized.” They argued among other things that the agreement favours exporters like the United States over importers who need arms for self-defence. The treaty will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country, but it will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers. It covers battle tanks, armoured combat vehicles, large-calibre artillery systems, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles and missile launchers, and small arms and light weapons. A phrase stating that the treaty covers these weapons “at a minimum” was dropped, according to diplomats, at the insistence of the United States. Supporters complained that this limited the treaty’s scope.
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French riot police stand guard as opponents to gay marriage hold flags and placards reading: “Gay marriage, adoption, we demand a referendum”, and protest against the France’s planned law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, during a visit of the French Minister for Industrial Recovery Arnaud Montebourg, in Marseille Saint-Charles railway station, Tuesday.
Syrian warplanes, artillery pound areas in and around Damascus BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery pounded opposition strongholds in Damascus and its suburbs Tuesday, as rebels in the northern city of Aleppo launched an operation to try to free hundreds of political detainees from the city’s central prison, activists said. The fighting has escalated across Syria in recent weeks, particularly in Aleppo and Damascus, the country’s largest cities, as the rebels and President Bashar Assad’s regime try to gain the upper hand in the 2-year-old conflict. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said some 6,000 people were killed nationwide in March alone, making it the deadliest month since the uprising began. Fighting has also intensified in the southern provinces of Daraa and Quneitra, across from Jordan and the frontier with Israel. On Tuesday, the Israeli military said a mortar shell landed on its side of the frontier in the Golan Heights area, but it was not clear if the fire was intentional. The incident came after Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon visited the region Tuesday and warned that Israel would respond to any attack from Syria. The escalation in the southern Quneitra region along the cease-fire line separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights accented concerns that Islamic extremists among the rebel forces could take over the front line opposite Israeli troops. Damascus has become a key battleground in the civil war. From their strongholds in the suburbs, rebel fighters are trying to slowly push their way into the heart of the capital. Assad has deployed his most loyal and best equipped troops there, trying to insulate it from the violence. The Observatory said government forces on Tuesday shelled the northern Damascus neighbourhoods
of Jobar, Barzeh and Qaboun. It also reported an air raid on the suburb of Mleiha. Maath al-Shami, an activist based in the suburb of eastern Ghouta, said there were several airstrikes in the area, which includes Mleiha. “Fighting is taking place on all fronts,” he said, referring to clashes east of Damascus. “Drones fly over eastern Ghouta then warplanes come and bomb the area,” al-Shami said, using his activist name because he feared government retribution. State-run TV said rebels fired a mortar shell on the Damascus suburb of Muqailabiyeh, killing four people, including two children. It claimed troops killed scores of gunmen throughout the country. The Observatory also reported that five people were killed, including a woman and an Iraqi national, when a barrage of mortar shells exploded in an area of the suburb of Jaramana, just few kilometres (miles) southeast of Damascus. The town is overwhelmingly pro-regime. In Aleppo, rebels launched an attack dubbed “Freeing the Prisoners” that aims to eventually free detainees held in the city’s central prison, the Aleppo Media Center activist group reported. Aleppo-based activist Mohammed Saeed said the operation is a three-pronged attack targeting at the Kindi Hospital, Ghondol square and the central prison. He said the hospital has been turned into a military compound recently. “The aim of the offensive is to strengthen the siege on the central prison and demand the release of political prisoners,” Saeed said via Skype, adding that the goal is to free hundreds of political prisoners inside. He added that if the rebels manage to take the three areas, they can cut supply lines for government troops stationed in the city. Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and a former commercial hub, has been a key battleground.
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Sodium attack launched in subway ads LATEST HEALTH CAMPAIGN WARNS ABOUT SODIUM IN PACKAGED FOOD BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Subway riders, after being cautioned about smoking, sugar and teen pregnancy, are getting a new message: Pass on the salt. The city’s Department of Health launched an ad campaign Monday urging passengers to scrutinize the salt in packaged foods and choose those with less. The ad shows two loaves of bread and zooms in on the sodium line in their nutrition labels, showing that one loaf has more than twice the sodium of the other. “Too much salt can lead to heart attack and stroke,” the ad warns.
While the tone may be serious, the approach is relatively low key for a city that has shown subway riders photographs of a woman’s amputated fingers to illustrate the hazards of smoking; other subway ads featured a soda bottle pouring out what looks like globs of fat to tell people, “Don’t drink yourself fat.” Teen-pregnancy-prevention ads on many subway trains now feature a toddler crying and admonishing a hypothetical parent about comparatively low high school graduation rates among teens with their own children. The cost of the new salt campaign wasn’t immediately available. The city said the federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for part of it. The city has nudged food manufacturers to reduce salt, promulgating voluntary salt guidelines in 2010 for various restaurant and storebought foods. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced this February that 21 companies have met targets so far. Heinz ketchup is 15 per cent less salty than it was three years ago, for instance, and Kraft American cheese singles have 18 per cent less sodium. “Most of the salt in our diets comes from packaged food — food that may not even taste salty, such as bread,” city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley noted in a release Monday.
Other health groups also have pressed the issue, and some companies have embarked on their own salt-reduction plans. Sodium increases the risk of high blood pressure, a major cause of heart disease and stroke. Dietary guidelines recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day, but the CDC has found the average American consumes about 43 per cent more than that. There has been some scientific debate in recent years over how dangerous dietary salt is, and the Salt Institute, a trade association, has called New York City’s salt reduction initiative misguided. The group didn’t immedi-
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Lab decommissions Roadrunner, once world’s fastest supercomputer $121-MILLION SUPERCOMPUTER, HOUSED AT ONE OF THE PREMIER U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS RESEARCH LABORATORIES IN NEW MEXICO BY SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s the end of the line for Roadrunner, a firstof-its-kind collection of processors that once reigned as the world’s fastest supercomputer. The $121 million supercomputer, housed at one of the premier U.S. nuclear weapons research laboratories in northern New Mexico, was decommissioned Sunday. The reason? The world of supercomputing is evolving and Roadrunner has been replaced with something smaller, faster, more energy efficient and cheaper. Still, officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory say it’s among the 25 fastest supercomputers in the world. “Roadrunner got everyone thinking in new ways about how to build and use a supercomputer,” said Gary Grider, who works in the lab’s high performance computing division. “Specialized processors are being included in new ways on new systems and being used in novel ways. Our demonstration with Roadrunner caused everyone to pay attention.” In 2008, Roadrunner was first to break the elusive petaflop barrier by processing just over a quadrillion mathematical calculations per second. Los Alamos teamed up with IBM to build Roadrunner from commercially available parts. They ended up with 278 refrigerator-size racks filled with two different types of processors, all linked together by 55 miles (89 kilometres) of fiber optic cable. It took nearly two dozen tractor trailer trucks to deliver the supercomputer from New York to northern New Mexico.
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This undated handout photo provided by IBM shows lead engineer Don Grice of IBM inspecting the world’s fastest computer, nicknamed Roadrunner, in the company’s Poughkeepsie, N.Y. plant. It’s the end of the line for the supercomputer that was once the fastest in the world and best known for breaking the once-elusive petaflop barrier.
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Mental Health Counsellor: We require a full-time registered psychologist or Master’s level social worker with an interest in health and well-being. You should practice using any or all of the following frameworks: CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, or Positive Psychology and be willing to conduct psycho-educational groups in health and wellness promotion. The Mental Health Counsellor will: • Practice in partnership with the patients and their PCN family physician(s), other health care professionals and community agencies. • Work independently and see up to five patients a day on clinic days. • Have transportation and valid driver’s license. Please submit your curriculum vitae, along with: 1) names of three references, 2) description of your professional interests and 3) practice model for working with depression, anxiety, and other health-related conditions to: email@example.com or by fax: 403.342.9502. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the Red Deer Primary Care Network.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Till Suitable Candidates Selected To learn more about the Red Deer PCN please visit our website www.reddeerpcn.com.
D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, April 3, 2013
stock up & save view weekly specials at: realcanadianliquorstore.ca case sale mix’n match 7176 case of 12
Old Milwaukee beer
/24 cans 24 x 355 mL 912834
5 13 10 8 5
/24 bottles 24 x 355 mL
when you buy a case of 12 or 6.48 singles
Ghost Pines Cabernet or Merlot
1884 Reservado Malbec
Punto Final Malbec Classico
Copper Moon assorted varieties, 750 mL 466400/ 679922/ 513708/ 550228/ 680185/ 716304/ 595880/ 438960
50 mL with purchase while quantities last
Miller Genuine Draft 150959
Pinot Grigio, Malbec, Cab or Chardonnay 200316/ 198980/ 123697/ 546958
each 500 mL 563980
while quantities last
while quantities last
Hek original lager
/12 cans 12 x 355 mL
53 16 20 24 24 98
Lamb’s Cardhu Wiser’s 12 year Palm Breeze, De Luxe rye 167775 scotch White or Navy 946446 rum
Royal Alberta Pure Reserve vodka 197818 rye 183465
614817/ 168085/ 168880
or 10.32 each /works out to 1.29 per can
Molson Canadian or Coors Light beer 8 x 355 mL 488415/ 247486
PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE G.S.T. OR DEPOSIT
Prices effective Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 7, 2013 IN THIS AREA ONLY
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We reserve the right to limit quantities. While stock lasts. Prices subject to change. No rainchecks, no substitutions.
We accept MasterCard or Visa
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