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Local writer captures the raw complexities of Bond Kimmy Beach’s artistry soars in ode to legendary pop culture icon BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express

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ocal author Kimmy Beach knows how to paint visual pictures via her impeccable choice of words like few else. Her latest book, The Last Temptation of Bond, is a dramatic, extraordinary and bold spin into the shimmering, sexy yet broken and somehow empty world of the literary hero, and to say it’s a page-turner is a blatant understatement. As with her past books, Beach has a way of creating text that crackles at virtually every turn. It’s poignant, shocking, disturbing, witty and bizarre – every page wields a different mood, a remarkably different ‘feel’. “I do see it all when I’m writing.” She has a tremendous skill at drawing readers into whatever world she is creating – we see the characters, we hear them and our senses are starkly aware of their surroundings. Readers truly feel close to what’s going on. Honestly, there is little that can compare with her boldness as an author and creativity as an artist. Each word feels like it has been carefully chosen, but at the same time the text clips along with a completely natural feel. Her past titles, Nice Day for Murder: poems for James Cagney, Alarum Within: theatre poems, fake Paul and in Cars all resonate with those same attributes. Meanwhile, her love for all things Bond was sparked early on. “I saw Octopussy in Paris when I was 18,” she says. “We were walking down the ChampsÉlysées and we had about four bucks.” The night before she and her friend saw the film, it was opening at that theatre. “I remember seeing the Bond girl, and Roger Moore was there. We were like ‘What’s going on?’ So we went the next night to see it.” Something stuck a chord with Beach, and Bond has been a part of her life since. “I like his immortality. No matter what you do, you can’t kill him off. I like his transcendence

over time and space.” Her love for and understanding of the character serves the book incredibly. When chatting about the recent films, she explains how in her view, they are trying to hard to dig into Bond’s personal life. “He doesn’t have an inner life! Go blow something up. Take your shirt off. Have a martini,” she laughs. Although in her book, Beach does give Bond “a little bit” of an inner life because it’s sort of against what Bond is, she adds.

“I LIKE HIS IMMORTALITY. NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, YOU CAN’T KILL HIM OFF. I LIKE HIS TRANSCENDENCE OVER TIME AND SPACE.” KIMMY BEACH Ultimately however, she has a solid understanding on both what the masses find so appealing about the character and Bond’s pervasive sense of remoteness; his disconnection from the chaos often swirling around him. That’s more akin to the older slate of films, which tended to ‘wink’ to the audience what we all knew – this is all crazy, spectacular fun, but it’s not the stuff of digging into hidden parts of the human heart. As to the Ian Fleming’s novels, Beach points out that they aren’t particularly good in a technical sense. “But they are so fun. You just page-turn like crazy.” With the new book, Beach also saw connections between Bond and the Christ story. There’s that sense of immortality. She also drew on her admiration for the book and film The Last Temptation of Christ where Jesus is offered the chance to back away from his messianic mission and live a ‘normal’ life. “Then at the end of the book, the apostles come in and say this isn’t how it’s supposed to be. So he wakes up and he’s back on the cross. It’s a fascinating story. It’s a fascinating story because it injects the humanity into that character.” Bond experiences a spell of

INSIGHT – Author Kimmy Beach’s latest book, The Last Temptation of Bond, offers fans another vivid trek into her extraordinary and daring literary talent. normalcy too in terms of a rather predictable domestic life at one point. “But he’s always a little bit off. He doesn’t actually feel quite like that is his life.” There is also a sense of timelessness that surfaces throughout the book; readers find Bond in all kinds of settings and circumstances so there’s a sense he’s been ‘everywhere’ too. Beach said that was a purposeful move

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Red Deer we live in today is different than the one we lived in only a decade ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our story must reďŹ&#x201A;ect the story of all Red Deerians, regardless of whether they are longtime or new residents.â&#x20AC;? The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;identity teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will be out at a number of events and venues over the spring and summer, talking to people about their community. If residents are unable to participate, they can weigh in online at http:// www.uncoverreddeer.com/. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important for residents to participate, because the community should connect with a collective and accurate story about Red Deer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is ultimately their story,â&#x20AC;? said Harvie-Shemko. Non-residents are also being asked to contribute. Organizers say that often it is difďŹ cult to describe ourselves; non-residents can provide some information about the community that locals may have not considered. This information could prove invaluable as the City moves to the validating stage, and asks the public if the draft story is accurate. In addition, Flewwelling said once an identity for the City is determined, it will be used as a slogan, a logo and on other promotional materials. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How it plays out Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure but it will likely have several layers. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever get down to one thing that is Red Deer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not a one-industry town. We have several things going for us. But what those things are and how it moves us forward â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be very interesting to see what we come up with.â&#x20AC;? efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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Arens arrested on several new charges Trial dates expected to be announced during May 6 court appearance BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A man charged with impaired driving causing death after a Canada Day crash in 2010 has been arrested again and is now facing new charges. Arens, 35, of Red Deer, is facing new charges of failing to comply, driving without insurance, driving a vehicle that was not regis-

tered and failing to hold a valid driver’s license. He was to appear on those charges April 3rd. An arrest warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court. He was arrested April 4th after turning himself into police. Arens was brought to court in the morning on April 5th. He was escorted by an RCMP member and was wearing handcuffs and shackles as he entered

Rally to keep Michener Centre open Concerned residents, families, staff and community members are expected to rally to keep Michener Centre in Red Deer open today at City Hall Park. It’s planned to start at 3:30 p.m. On March 11, the provincial government announced it was closing Michener Centre and evicting 125 Albertans with severe developmental disabilities from their homes there. “This decision was done without consulting residents, families or staff. It has distressed a vulnerable population and has activated an entire community,” said AUPE President Guy Smith. “The government made a promise it would not force anyone out of Michener in 2008 after 90 per cent of residents and families chose to stay at their Michener home. That promise has been broken and that choice has been taken away from them by the Redford government. It’s not right. “Michener is an award-winning, high quality facility that serves as a model for care. It must remain open for the individuals who have called it home for decades,” Smith said. Smith, along with family members, Michener staff and other special guests will address the rally. - Weber

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all of the charges. These charges stem from a crash on Canada Day in 2010. Anouluck ‘Jeffrey’ Chanminaraj, 13, was killed in that crash and his brother was critically injured as well. An eight-week trial was scheduled to be held earlier this year, but was cancelled weeks before it was to begin because Arens no longer had a lawyer.

Arens appeared in the Court of Queens Bench this past Monday to have new trial dates set, but his case was put over until May 6th. Trial dates are expected to be set at that time. He will also appear in court today to face the new charges. The prosecutor’s office is also expecting a bail hearing will take place at that time as well. efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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OPINION Red Deer gets active Winter may be fine for a few months, but we all know in Central Alberta, by the time spring comes around we are ready to shed the warm clothes, enjoy the sun and a few pleasant summer months. This weekend, there will be some activities at the Family Amazing Race event hosted by Red Deer College’s Be Fit for Life Centre. It runs at Bower Ponds on Saturday, with things getting underway at 1 p.m. It’s a great activity for families, and one of the goals of the day organizers say is to encourage higher activity levels among families and children. That’s an important aim, as a recent report points to climbing obesity rates amongst citizens in this country. According to a University of British Columbia study, overall obesity rates across Canada have “climbed to historic highs since 2002.” It seems like this is something officials have been sounding the alarm about for some time, but the message isn’t getting through. And it’s too serious a message not to tune into, with obesity often leading to health issues such as diabetes and stroke. According to the study, in 2003, 22.3% of the population was estimated to be obese, and that percentage has climbed to an average of 25.3%.

Those behind the study did point out that rates were stable from 2008 to 2011, but they are still going up. The UBC study backs up what was found in a report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which states that one in four people are obese in Canada. And it’s not just here at home. According to that report, obesity continues to rise in nations where high-caloric intake and sedentary behaviour is highest. Officials also point out that it doesn’t take much in the way of smarter eating and boosting activity to make a difference. And the time to instill those kinds of habits is when the citizens of this country are in their youth. Children should be encouraged to play, be active and be steered away from hours in front of the TV or computer screens. Obviously, we all should be encouraged to get off the couch and get outside. Exercise has multiple benefits from helping to control weight to lower blood pressure to to improving mood and cutting stress. This is why events like what is planned for this Saturday at Bower Ponds are so essential. If we can just make getting active a bit more of a habit, we are well on our way to enjoying the plentiful benefits that come right along with it.

Thatcher freed Britain from political tyranny Throughout human history, men and women have struggled to tear themselves free from concentrated power and its ill effects. While many people in developed, democratic and capitalist countries often take their freedoms for granted, history is filled with tyrants and bullies who stand between citizens, their freedom and their prosperity. Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain’s Prime Minister between 1979 and 1990, who recently died, understood - perhaps better than any other leader in the modern world, why governments ought not to have day-to-day control over the economic aspects of citizen’s lives. The reason for that limited approach to government is simple: governments already have 100% of the political power. By necessity, a national government also has 100% of a nation’s military power. Thus, it is a mistake to also allow gov-

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MILKE ernment involvement in the economic lives of citizens. Such involvement has often meant that citizens have nothing left - not only figuratively, but often literally. In Thatcher’s lifetime, the most extreme example of the concentration of political, military and economic power was the Soviet Union. There, poverty was rampant and freedoms were non-existent. In the west, less extreme forms of concentrated power existed, but they nevertheless also produced disastrous consequences. For example, pre-Thatcher, the United Kingdom’s Labour party had long advocated state ownership of “The commanding heights of the economy.” That was

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a 1918 phrase and program of action from Vladimir Lenin; in Canada, it was adopted by the Waffle wing of the New Democratic Party in the 1970s. In practice in the United Kingdom, this meant government ownership of major sectors and industries: those in the production of coal, iron and steel and which ran the railroads, utilities, and international telecommunications. In the 1970s, much of the British economy was tied to government and to the decisions of politicians. That, and laws that gave labour leaders leverage over state companies, meant regular and sometimes lengthy strikes. Strikers included miners, train staff, hospital workers, garbage collectors, truck drivers and even gravediggers who refused to bury the dead. The result was economic paralysis and weakened prosperity. In 1976, the economy was so poor that Britain, once a world-spanning power, borrowed mon-

ey from the International Monetary Fund to support the British pound. After her 1979 election win, she set about freeing Britain’s economy, attacking inflation (reduced to 2.4% by 1986 from 22% six years before), getting public finances under control; and cutting high marginal tax rates (down to 25% from a pre-Thatcher high of 83%). The Iron Lady also promoted private enterprise. That meant privatizing state ownership of companies in the aerospace and shipbuilding sectors. It later included returning British Telecom, British Airways, parts of British Steel, the airports, and later, gas, water and electricity utilities to the private sector where they belonged. Thatcher attacked overregulation and labour agreements that dampened the creation of new businesses, more jobs and a wider prosperity. Trade union members were given more power The Red Deer Express is a proud newspaper of

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over union leaders (thanks to the introduction of the secret ballot, among other reforms). The British Prime Minister also cut off taxpayer subsidies to failing industries such as money-losing coal mines; she sold government housing to the inhabitants so they could finally have property of their own and a real stake in Britain’s future. All of it worked to restore Britain to prosperity. While Britain is currently in recession (as is much of Europe) it is better off relative to many European countries. This is so despite past attempts by the previous Labour government to undo some Thatcher policies on deficits and taxes. Thatcher’s influence was profound. It resulted from her clear understanding about what works in the real world. That understanding had its genesis in youthful observances of how her father ran his small grocery store. As Lady Thatcher wrote in her 1993 book, The Down-

ing Street Years, “I knew from my father’s accounts that the free market system was like a vast sensitive nervous system.” That system, wrote Thatcher, was able to respond to events and signals all over the world. That open system, Thatcher rightly asserted, was much preferable to top-down attempts where “Governments acted on a much smaller store of conscious information and, by contrast, were themselves ‘blind forces’ blundering about in the dark, and obstructing the operations of markets rather than improving them.” As Thatcher concluded, “the (negative) economic history of Britain for the next 40 years confirmed and amplified almost every item of my father’s practical economics.” Indeed - until Margaret Thatcher redirected and transformed Great Britain. Mark Milke is a Senior Fellow with the Fraser Institute. His column is distributed through Troy Media. 2010

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CitySpeak DIANE This week, Express reporter Erin Fawcett has asked Councillor Dianne Wyntjes questions regarding the City’s ranking in a recent survey.

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MoneySense recently released their list of Best Places to Live in Canada. Red Deer was 38th on the list. What do you think of Red Deer’s ranking? “This annual survey asks the question ‘What makes a city great?’ and reviews criteria that suggest the best overall quality of life. It’s important to note in 2012 that Red Deer made the top ten list, moving up from 96th in 2011. We were 117th on the list in 2010. It’s great to recognize there were 19 Alberta cities in the top 100 best cities overall. It certainly reaffirms, for me, Alberta is the best province to live,” said Wyntjes. “The list deserves a closer look for the top ten mid-size cities. We are considered a midsize city as our population inches towards 100,000. Red Deer ranked 12th on the list of best mid-size cities with populations between 100,000 to 400,000.”

Can you tell us about the scoring and the criteria? “The survey has criteria about ‘the ideal city’. There are a total of 103 points up for grabs and each category is allotted a number of points in each category. Ideal population growth was judged to be 6.6 per cent. Red Deer’s population growth was 13.75 per cent. Employment was judged by the unemployment rate. Red Deer’s jobless rate was 4.37 per cent,” said Wyntjes. “Weather is a category we have no control over. The category includes climate for days below zero degrees Celsius, and snowy and rainy days. The fewer rainy and cold days, the better. Warmer days would be enjoyable and help improve our score. Income tax, sales tax and property taxes were judged and the lower score, the better. Red Deer scored 2.24 per cent compared to Calgary’s 2.32 per cent, Strathcona County’s 2.50 per cent, Lethbridge’s 2.08 per cent and Lacombe’s 2.06 per cent.” She added average household income was measured with average net worth, household income and discretionary income giving a city a higher ranking. Red Deer’s average household income is $98,922 compared to Lacombe’s $97,516. “Affordability of housing and an average house price gave a better score. The average Red Deer house price was $240,689, compared to Lacombe’s $243,461 and Lethbridge’s $183,491. The number of new cars on the roads was considered a positive economic indicator. Red Deer appears to drive older cars with a score of .58, compared to Calgary’s score of 1.37, Edmonton’s .93 and Lacombe’s .34,” said Wyntjes. “Health of a city was judged by the number of doctors per 1,000 people, and the higher the percentage of health professionals, the better. Red Deer’s score was 2.39. This compares to Calgary at 2.46, Lethbridge 1.99, and Lacombe 2.39.” She added Culture is measured and the percentage of people working in culture, recreation, sports and the arts provides a measure of a better quality of life. Red Deer scored 1.55. Comparisons to Calgary - 2.11, St. Albert – 1.86, Lacombe – 1.46 and Lethbridge – 1.44. “Transit, walking and biking were on the list. The higher the percentage of people taking transit to work, walking and biking gave a higher score. Red Deer’s score for biking to work was 1.37. This compares to West Vancouver’s score of 1.52 and Calgary’s score of 1.18. Saskatoon, also a winter city, had a score of 2.11,” said Wyntjes. “Total crime rates and violent crime rates are measured, with lower being better. What brought our ranking down was as a result of the crime severity index. Sadly, Red Deer had two homicides in 2012. A five year change in the crime rate is also measured, and the bigger the decline, the better. Our score in the crime severity index was 153.75. Compared to Calgary – 65.69, Lacombe – 59.11 and Lethbridge – 86.99, Wetaskiwin - 161.57, and Grande Prairie - 150.69. North Battleford, Saskatchewan had the highest crime severity index at 360.99.”

Any other thoughts on the results listed in the ‘Best Places to Live In Canada’ article? “Quality of life means different things to each of us and questions such as the friendliness of our city, connecting with others, and our sense of belonging and acceptance do not have recognition in the survey. Quality of life can be about our personal health, nutrition and shelter for some, and about choices and the freedoms we experience. It can be about embracing our diverse weather of rain, snow, clouds and sunshine and enjoying our green spaces and park and recreations in leisure time. It can be about actions we take within our community such as Green Deer and cleaning up our environment. It can be about celebrating and enjoying events such as summer festivals, Westerner Days or activities throughout our Centennial year. That’s what adds to a sense of community,” said Wyntjes. “While the top 10 city list is important to acknowledge, it’s not only about the statistics. It’s about how each of us feels about our city, how we flourish as a community, and what each of us can do to make our Red Deer an even better place to live.”

I am writing this to appeal the decision made to take out the 10:45 p.m. departure run from the Red Deer Transit. As I believe that having taken out this time has been a disservice to many of the patrons that depend on the City transit. I don’t think or believe that adequate information went into this decision, due to the negative impact that it has had on those who rely on the transit system. The effect of this is even greater in the winter months when waiting outside for long periods of time can be agonizing and sometimes even dangerous. Even more so when there are children involved. Another thing would be many people who take the buses are low income and do not have the money to take a cab. I worry for those who have to make a trip to emergency and have tired, crabby kids because they have no family or child care and finally get to go home and the clock says 10:10 p.m. Now instead of having the children home and into bed, they have to wait that much longer to not get the children home until 11:30 p.m. or later. I am concerned for those especially in the cold weather, that get off work in between that time, specifically those who work where they do not have the abil-

ity to wait inside or have an outside shelter. As well as those on the very south or north end that could get off work at 10 p.m. and would have missed that bus and have to wait until about 10:55 p.m. to get on a warm bus to make it home or wherever they need to go. I also believe that in a country that is trying to reduce emissions, trying to go green, trying to encourage a healthier ecosystem that is trying promote people to take the bus or walk or ride a bike, Red Deer is making decisions that make that harder for people to travel and afford public transportation. I also know that I am not the only one who feels this way, since this decision has been made there was three of us that got together and collected signatures to petition against this decision. I have been told that some of these have been misplaced or lost, however I know that getting more would not be an issue if there was not a time constraint. It is my hope with this information that the car-driving people making this decision will take a better look on the negative aspects on the people who take, use and rely on the transit system and make some changes to better the system, not make it worse.

Cherise Piercy Red Deer

Higher taxes not needed Do research directors at the Parkland Institute get paid for the mantra they spin? Why in the world would Albertans want taxes increased when we have a ‘government’ that has consistently shown that they cannot manage what they have now? Increase taxes so they can continue to give bonuses to health care managers while patients die due to said ‘healthcare?’ Increase taxes so we can continue to pay to have B.C. patients returned to B.C.? The manure from ‘institutes’ allows MLAs to parrot the ‘need’

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COURT BRIEFS PRELIMINARY INQUIRY SET FOR MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER A preliminary inquiry has been set for a man accused of murdering a Calgary woman whose body was found at a Red Deer recycling facility last year. Nathan Desharnais, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and offering indignity to human remains in connection to the death of Talia Nellie Meguinis, 27. A preliminary inquiry, which is held to determine whether or not there is enough evidence to move to trial, is set for Dec. 16, 18 and 19. The body of Meguinis was found at a recycling facility in the Riverside Industrial area on Feb. 22, 2012 after police received a complaint of a deceased female. Red Deer City RCMP General Investigation Section and Red Deer Forensic IdentiďŹ cation Section were called in to assist with the investigation. After further investigation, RCMP said Meguinis was not murdered in the location her body was found. Desharnais was arrested in Calgary last September after a lengthy investigation. Police have said his arrest was a result of an extensive seven-month investigation that involved the Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Section, Major Crimes Unit, Forensic IdentiďŹ cation Unit, Victims Services and the Police Dog Service. The Calgary MCU, the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Division Special Tactical Operations, Polygraph Sections in Calgary and Edmonton, the Calgary Police Service, and the Tsuu Tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ina police also assisted in the investigation. There were 40 investigators who were dedicated to this case with more than 25,000 man-hours spent on the investigation. At the time of Desharnaisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; arrest, police said they believed that he had just met Meguinis the weekend that her body was found as she was traveling back home to Calgary from northern Alberta and stopped in Red Deer to visit family.

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER FIT TO STAND TRIAL A man charged with the murder of his father is ďŹ t to stand trial, a psychiatric assessment has determined. Aaron Guilbault, 31, recently underwent a psychiatric assessment in Calgary to determine whether or not he is ďŹ t to stand trial. A second assessment which will determine if he is criminally responsible or not will take place in the next 30 days. He has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to the death of his father Timothy Guilbault, 58. Aaron appeared brieďŹ&#x201A;y in court last week where the crown

by Erin Fawcett and defence lawyer asked for more time in order to complete the second assessment. He will return to court May 1st. Timothy, a former Red Deer City councillor from 1986 to 1995 and Calgary businessman was found dead at his cottage in Red Lodge Estates near Innisfail on Nov. 5, 2012. It has been reported that his daughter Caroline found him in the home as she was going to tell him about his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s failing health. Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mother died later that day. Innisfail RCMP Detachment was contacted and a homicide investigation initiated with the support of the Red Deer Major Crime Unit, Forensic IdentiďŹ cation Section and other support units. Aaron was arrested in his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle near Stettler a few hours after Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body was discovered, RCMP has said.

TRIAL FOR FORMER CAT MANAGER POSTPONED The trial of a former Central Alberta Theatre manager who is charged with theft has been postponed until later this year. William Trefry, was charged with theft after he was accused of stealing between $6,000 and $7,000 from the theatre company at the time he worked as the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manager. He was hired at the company in 2010 and left his position last fall. He has pleaded not guilty. His trial was supposed to be held in Red Deer provincial court last week, but it was postponed because it is expected to take longer than initially thought. The trial was booked for a half day and is now expected to take two days because a number of witnesses will be called by the crown as well as some for the defense. Trefryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trial will now take place Nov. 20-21.

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Fascinating tale of Leonard Crane Fulmer One of the most prominent residents in Red Deer at the turn of the last century, but also a man whose life-story reflected the pratfalls which could befall the community’s business and municipal leaders, was Leonard Crane Fulmer. Fulmer was born on Christmas Day, 1856, in Nova Scotia. In the 1880s, he decided to move to western Canada to see what opportunities were available for an ambitious young man such as himself. In early 1887, he bought a lumberyard in Banff. On Sept. 6, 1887, he mar-

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DAWE ried Janet ‘Jennie’ Kaulback Webster at a ceremony in Calgary. They were to have six children – three boys and three girls. Leonard did very well. He started a general store. In 1892, he was named the postmaster for Banff. He

was also appointed a justice of the peace. In 1897, Leonard decided to establish a business in the booming Kootenay region of British Columbia. He secured the mail contract and started a stagecoach line from Golden to Fort Steele. The venture did not turn out very well. Leonard was soon back in Banff where he contracted to build the fence around the Park’s new buffalo paddock. Leonard was still restless to find new opportunities. In 1900, he moved to Red Deer where he started

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a business as an accountant. In June 1901, he was appointed as the Town of Red Deer’s first secretarytreasurer. Fulmer also continued to expand his business interests. In 1903, he became the secretary-treasurer of the Western Loan and Savings Association. In 1906, he became the secretary-treasurer of the Red Deer Mill and Elevator Company, a business in which the Town was a major investor. He and Jennie became very active in community affairs. They both became stalwart members of the Presbyterian Church and were both active in the Alberta Natural History Society. Jennie became the president of the local Christian Endeavour Society. Leonard became the founding president of the Red Deer Choral Society and was a key member of the local Conservative Party. Leonard was appointed a justice of the peace again and was later made a magistrate. He also served as the secretary-treasurer of the Red Deer Memorial

Hospital Board, while Jennie became the secretarytreasurer of the Hospital’s Ladies Aid. Their daughters became founding members of the Alexandra Club, which raised money for the Hospital and other charitable causes. The Fulmers loved spending their summers at Sylvan Lake and built one of the first cabins there. Leonard’s impressive sailboat, the Janet K., became a noted summer feature at the Lake. In 1907-1908, the North American economy plunged into a brief, but painful recession. Leonard had increasingly mixed his personal financial affairs with those of the Town, However, he had always made sure that the accounts were rectified before the annual Town audit. However, with his various business ventures running into trouble, Leonard missed covering all of the funds he had borrowed from the Town’s accounts. A taxpayer’s cheque, which had been made out in Leonard’s name at Leonard’s request, was not properly

accounted for. The auditors then looked more closely and found all kinds of discrepancies. Leonard tried to sell his house to cover all of his debts, including what he agreed he owed the Town. He then moved to Seattle, Washington. An attempt to extradite him to face trial in an Alberta civil court failed. He did return to Red Deer in November 1909 to face a criminal trial for fraud. However, the Town’s accounts were found to be such a blur that the judge acquitted Leonard on the fraud charges. Leonard and Jennie became American citizens and spent the rest of their years in Seattle. Red Deer changed to a commission form of municipal government whereby the elected mayor and the appointed commissioner (secretary treasurer) became equally responsible for the operations of the Town. The Commission governance system helped to ensure that Red Deer did not have a financial scandal again for many decades.

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fyi EVENTS The Harris-Warke Gallery announces its next exhibit, Visual Counterpoints by Edmonton artist, Erik Cheung. Erik’s works are studies of aesthetic elements, composition, balance, and proximity. Each shape introduced carries an individual aesthetic melody, which flows into/along/with one another in such a way that they blend, complement and harmonize each other. Visual Counterpoints runs until May 4. The HarrisWarke Gallery is situated in Sunworks at 4924 Ross St. For more information contact Paul Boultbee at 403-597-9788. Medicine River Wildlife Centre is looking for the following items to support the growing wildlife hospital and education programs: A 90’ cell tower, floating dock (length can vary), a portable car shelter and a barrel style composter. The Centre is also looking for expertise, donated materials or cash donations to help with the facility upgrade. All donors will receive a fair market value income tax receipt and the Centre’s sincere appreciation. For more information contact Carol at 403-728-3467 or carol.kelly@ mrwc.ca or visit www.mrwc.ca. Kvitka Red Deer Canadian Ukrainian Dance Club Annual Spring Year End Concert at the Red Deer Memorial Centre 4214 - 58 St. April 14th at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome. Admission by donation. For more information, call 403347-2344 or 403-346-5712. Hunting Hills High School - on April 16 at 1 & 7 p.m. the Hunting Hills Rock Band will finish their phenomenal year with two concerts: a 1 p.m. show for students and schools ($2 per ticket) and a 7 p.m. show for public admission ($10 per ticket). Come and join us for some of the very best music Central Alberta has to offer. anita.kennedy@rdpsd. ab.ca. An RSVP is required for the 1pm show. Contact Alison Lemire - alemire@rdpsd.ab.ca.

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Central Alberta Theatre presents Last of the R Red Hot Lovers in the Nickle Studio, third floor of the Memorial Centre. Show dates April 11–27, show time 7:30 p.m., lounge open at 6:45. Tickets at the door or at Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. Red Deer Centre Women’s Institute annual Red Deer Centre Constituency are holding their annual handicraft tea and dessert at Leslieville Hall on April 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come for tea, raffle basket and bake sale. Various crafters will be displaying their articles. Cost is $5. Everyone is welcome. Central Alberta Singles dance runs April 27 at the Penhold

All proceeds to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers Campaign. For information contact Millie at 403-346-4225. Noah’s Ark Playschool is celebrating its 10-year an-niversary and is proud to present Mary Rice Hopkins Live in Concert featuring Darcie Maze on April 13th, at 6:30 p.m. With over 30 years of entertaining and teaching through song, Rice Hopkins has touched the hearts of many with her simple yet profound melodies. Tickets will be $5 each. Children under 2 are free. Call 403-346-5659 to reserve your tickets. For more information, call Elsie at 403-346-5659. Art in the Garden Red Deer Spring

Food Security Information Session runs April 19 from 7-9 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church 12 Stanton St. Three speakers featured for this important discussion. Everyone welcome. For further information contact Linda at 403-347-6073. The Red Deer Air Cadet Squadron is having their annual auction and wine and cheese reception on April 20 at the IHotel on 67 St. with our host and auctioneer Jack Daines. Next year we are hoping to take about 70 cadets and officers to Ottawa for an educational trip and also to celebrate our 70 years as a squadron in Red Deer. The Red Deer Festival of the

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Hall. Music by Lost Highway. Doors open at 8 p.m. with music starting at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members are welcome. Other dances are set for May 25. For more information, call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. Editions Gallery will host Metal artist Christopher DeRubeis on April 13th from 1-2 p.m. Chris creates one of a kind fusions of intense color on metal. Each piece is unique, flowing with rich vibrant colors that appear to change and move before you! Refreshments will be served and there is no charge to attend. Fabulous Fabric Sale runs April 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gaetz United Church 4758 Ross St. Unused fabric, yarn, notions, patterns, embellishments - everything for the knitter, quilter, fibre artist and home sewer. Cash only.

Show and Sale at Parkland Garden Centre runs April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location is three miles east of 30th Ave. on Hwy 11. The Annual Dahlia Tuber, Gladiolus Corm and Mignon Dahlia Sale hosted by the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society (ADGS) will take place April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bower Place Shopping Centre. There will be many varieties of dahlia tubers and glad corms as well as potted Mignon Dahlias for sale. Each tuber sells for $5 non-members, $4 members. Corms: 2 for $1. Potted Mignon Dahlias: $5. New members to AGDS will re-ceive two free tubers and two free corms. The ADGS is a non-profit society promoting the culture and development of dahlias and gladiolus. For further information contact Lorne McArthur at 403-346-4902 or visit our web site at www. albertadahliaandgladsociety.com.

Performing Arts is holding its 50th Festival in 2013. The Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts is held April 22 - 26 at the Arts Centre, Red Deer College. This year over 1,100 entries and over 6,000 participants perform in the various categories of the festival. The Festival runs from April 22 at 9 a.m. to April 26 at 9 p.m. A Performers Showcase is set for May 4 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Living Stones Church, where major donors are recognized, over 100 awards are given out and 12 - 13 of the entries entertain the audience. Admission is by donation. The monthly seniors luncheon runs in the Living Stones Church Fellowship Hall on April 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $8. Pay at the door. Guest singers are the Johnson Family. For more information, call 403-347-7311. The 18th annual Marching Show band Classic is set to

be hosted by the Red Deer Royals on May 5 at the Enmax Centrium. The performance runs from 1-3:30 p.m. Fulfill your love of singing by joining the Red Deer Chamber Singers. Our repertoire consists of a diverse selection of choral arrangements, including classical, folk, and pop. You will receive training from seasoned professionals to enhance your vocal technique. This season will be devoted to preparation for the annual Spring Concert, taking place in the last week of May. For more information, contact Sadie at 403-347-5166. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.). Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at www.heartsofharmony.ca. Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. This is a senior-friendly entry level dance fitness class. A drop in fee of $4.50 applies. Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge singles meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge partners meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. Tuesday night dances start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6 and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-346-4043.


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Week of April 10 - April 17, 2013 Innisfail Town Theater’s spring production is Spirit by Peg Kehret. The Happy Hollow Rest Home brings together a variety of delightful characters, all of whom want more from life than their restricted exis-tence allows. When 83-year-old Clara begins taking hula lessons, holding seances and sending out for pepperoni pizza, the other residents are overjoyed and the manager is dismayed. Endearing characters and a few unexpected twists make for a delightful story full of insight and heart-warming humour. Nine performances between April 11-27 at the Ol’ Moose Hall, 5103-49 St. Innisfail. Tickets available at The Legman, Innisfail. For ticket information call 403-227-5966.

developed specifically for learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and other conditions. Contact Jeannette at 403340-3885 or by email at programs@LDRedDeer. ca for more information. Visit www.LDRedDeer.ca. Shalom’s Spring Gala Dessert Concert, featuring Randi Boulton – Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m. at Festival Hall Red Deer. Tickets $35 per person or $250 for table of 8. Phone 403-342-0339 or email info@shalomcounselling. com. Proceeds to support hurting families seeking counselling at Shalom Counselling Centre.

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The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farms Museum are pr-senting their old-fashioned ham and scalloped potatoes dinner May 7-9 in the historic Hanna Log House. There will be two sittings each night – 5 and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 403-340-3511 for information or to order by phone. Meat draw every Satur-day from noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Deer Elks Lodge. 403-346-3632. The Learning Disabilities Association – Red Deer Chapter is accepting registrations for ongoing multi-disciplinary tutoring, one-on-one

The CMHA 16-hour Facilitator Training course will be held on May 21, 28 and June 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes are held at the CMHA at 5017 50th St. The course is designed to meet the training needs of people facilitating time limited and ongoing groups or courses. It is based on a curriculum developed by Boston Uni-versity. Each participant will receive extensive training material including the 90 page BU Group Process Guidelines workbook and resource sheets. The course features both lecture and experiential learning activi-ties.

friends or have had trouble e making friends because their heir experience with mental illness or other disabling conditions have affected their confidence level and self-esteem. There is a $25 fee for the course which includes the manual and other written materials. Scholarship money may be available to people on fixed incomes. For more information, call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. Spring Promo @ YARD Yoga Studio. Bring a new friend to Yoga Class For Only $5! If your friend likes the class and signs up for the Spring Session, you both receive a free class pass

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St. Georges Day Tea runs April 21 at 2 p.m. at the Red Deer Canadian Legion. The cost is $5 and tickets are available at Legion reception. Red Deer Kinettes fourth annual gala Dueling for Hunger runs April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Quality Inn in support of the Red Deer Food Bank. There will be unique entertainment, appetizers, cocktails, and silent & live auctions. Tickets are $60 each or a table of eight for $400. Tickets are available from Chamen 403-318-4400 or charmen-boyd@hotmail.com. Tickets are also available to purchase at the Red Deer Food Bank #12 7429 49 Ave. Red Deer 403-342-5355. Join us on this exciting eve-ning to support the Red Deer Food Bank!

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Art of Friendship is an eight-week course that teaches individuals the skills needed to develop and maintain healthy friendships. The course also teaches how to create positive social connections with co-workers, employers, family members, and friends. The course will take place on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning on May 8 and ending June 25. It will take place at the Canadian Mental Health Association office at 5017 50th Ave. in downtown Red Deer. Art of Friendship is particularly helpful to people who have lost

Central Alberta Historical Society Meeting April 24 at 7 p.m. at Snell AuditoriumDowntown Red Deer Library. Topic is Nature Study: Red Deer Through 100 Years with speaker Jim Robertson, Waskasoo Park naturalist and director; Waskasoo Environmental Education Society. Everyone welcome. For further information, contact Iris at 403-340-2588. Gamblers Anonymous meetings are Wednesdays’ at 7 p.m. in the Red Deer Regional Hospital (3942-50 Ave.) south complex, lower level rooms 503 and 504. Gamblers Anonymous phone number is 403-986-0017. The Red Deer Pottery Club meets Tuesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Contour Studio at the Recreation Centre, downstairs. New members always welcome. For more information call Sharon at 403-347-8061 or Karen at 403-347-0600.

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17 at 7 p.m. Sylvan Lake RCMP Detachment. Guest Speaker: Sgt. Michelle Boutin, Ops NCO, Sylvan Detachment; Topic: Identity theft, Payment card fraud and current trends. For more info, please call Yvette@ 403-746-3429.

worth $15. Plus, you and your friend will each be entered for a chance to win a Yard Yoga Pack. Spring Session runs until June 2. Call 403-350-5830. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition… Do it!) is a free community program – aimed at promoting healthy weights and lifestyles. The program, offered through Alberta Health Services, is for children ages two to four and seven to 13. Through MEND, children and their families learn about healthy eating and mealtime routines, nutrition labels, portion control, set-ting goals to encourage healthy habits as a family, building self-esteem and ac-tive play. For more information, visit www.albertahealthservices. ca/MEND.asp.

MEETINGS Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society General Meeting, April

Central Alberta Pioneers: Meet old and new friends at the Pioneer Lodge on the second Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. Entertainment and lunch. Call 403-309-4243 for more information. ‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have experienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Shirley at 403-346-7160. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Asso-ciation at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. For more information, call 403-357-3671.


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NEW LISTINGS: Special Olympics Red Deer is looking for individuals interested in teaching golf and soccer to athletes with an intellectual disability. Golf - Friday evenings 5-6:30 p.m. at River Bend Golf Course May 3rd to June 22nd. Soccer - Wednesday evenings 5:30-6:30 at Koinonia School May 8th to June 26th. If interested, contact Jerry Tennant at jerry@specialolympicsreddeer.ca or call 587-273-4672. Push to Open is looking for volunteers for their Trail Training and Open House to be held at Crimson Lake on April 20th. For more information contact Michelle Sharkey at 403845-4080. Shalom Counselling Centre is looking for volunteers to help at their Spring Dessert Gala (featuring Randi Boulton) on June 1. Contact Bonnie at 403-342-0339 or by email ata bonnie@shalomcounselling.com. Sunnybrook Farm Museum is seeking volunteers to assist with interpretive programs and grounds maintenance. Contact Ian at 403-340-3511 or sbfs@ shaw.ca for more information. Michener Services has many volunteer positions available: hiking, window shopper, outdoor adventurer, farmer’s market friend, tech savvy & news worthy, animal lover, crib expert, music lover, or community friend. Contact Carmen at 403-340-7803 or Carmen. kostiuk@gov.ab.ca.

ONGOING LISTINGS: Adult Literacy Program at the Dawe Library is looking for volunteer tutors to assist students with reading, writing and speaking English or basic math skills. Students are from all walks of life and from many countries. Contact Lois at 403-346-2533 or by email at lprostebby@rdpl. org. Alzheimer Society is seeking to recruit five volunteers to support them

in the design of an online environment program that will provide information, education and support to people living with dementia, care partners and families of people living with dementia in Alberta. For more information email Rachel Sumner at rachel. sumner@me.com. Arthritis Society is looking for volunteers to deliver arthritis programs,

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Bibles for Missions is looking for new volunteers to join our current group of volunteers who are 60-plus to work in the Christian Thrift Store. Contact Joan at 403-342-2522. Bethany Care Society is seeking volunteers to support various recreational programs, such as outings, birthday parties, entertainment or one-onone visits. There are also

opportunities for pastoral care visitors. Positions available in Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Contact Ann at 403-357-3702 or vanhemmena@bethanycare.com.

Red Deer Arts Council is seeking for a volunteer communications personnel. If you are interested, you may contact Diana Anderson at 403-348-2787 or email at info@reddeerartscouncil.ca.

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Street sweeping underway Red Deerians can expect to see cleaner streets as City crews start street sweeping this week. The median sweeping crew will work during the evenings from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m, weather permitting. In order to maximize efficiencies, street sweeping operations this year may not follow the same set routine as in the past. There will be some partial residential sweeping going on at the same time as arterial and collector sweeping. This schedule will make best use of equipment productivity during arterial and collector sweeping. Full residential sweeping will still occur at the end of the sweeping operation. “During spring, City crews need to get out and clean the streets from the sand and debris that has collected over winter,” said Jim Chase, roads superintendent. “We encourage motorists to keep safety in mind as they travel roads where there is street sweeping equipment.” Drivers are reminded to take precau-

tions around street sweeping equipment. The City recommends motorists leave at least three car lengths between their vehicle and a street sweeper. Keeping a safe distance can also prevent damage to vehicles from debris that might come from the street sweeper during the cleaning process. When necessary, street signs indicating that crews will be arriving are placed in neighbourhoods a minimum of 12 hours in advance. Residents are also asked not to park on the street when the signs are present. The City encourages residents to remove litter and debris from boulevards attached to their residential or commercial properties. Spring cleaning for main arterial roads will start April 14. Further notice will be provided on scheduled street cleaning in subdivisions. On average, it takes the City 40 days to sweep all City roadways. - Weber

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April 26, 2013, 7:00 pm Living Stones Church 2020 – 40th Ave., Red Deer, AB Special Guest Performances by: The Executives (Barbershop Quartet) Cornerstone (Barbershop Quartet) Hearts of Harmony (Sweet Adelines Chorus) Lindsay Thurber CHS Chamber Choir

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CITY BRIEFS PERMITS VALUES HOLD STRONG FOR MARCH

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Permit values continue to hold strong for March with a total of 114 building permits issued last month valued at over $17.6 million. During March, 16 commercial building permits were issued at a total of $2.1 million compared to March 2012 when 16 permits were issued for a total of $11.7 million. Leading the way were industrial permit values which increased significantly over this time last year at $6.2 million compared to $977,500 in March 2012. Highlights include a structural permit issued to Precision Projects Ltd. for a development in the Queens Industrial Park valued at $1.5 million, and a permit issued to Scott Builder’s for an office/shop in the Queens industrial Park for $3.7 million. Despite an overall decrease over this time last year, the City of Red Deer anticipates stronger levels of new investment throughout 2013 with new developments expected in the coming months. Monthly permit statistics are posted on the City’s web site at www.reddeer.ca/inspections.

With a break in the weather, City crews will be out to refresh paint markings on 40 Ave. and 39 St., 40 Ave. and 44 St. and 59 Ave. at 67 St. “Over the winter, the paint lines faded more than originally expected, and snow, ice and gravel obscured the road markings,” said Director of Development Services Paul Goranson. “This is a temporary solution to clarify the road markings.” The road markings were changed as part of the Commuter Bike Pilot project and recommendations on what changes will be made this year will be presented to council this month. “We know there are challenges with some areas in the City, and we are going to make improvements and changes this year.”

BEGINNING MAY 1, ALBERTANS WILL PAY THE LOWEST PRICE FOR GENERIC DRUGS IN CANADA.

That means more money reinvested into health and more savings for Albertans who pay out of pocket for their prescription medication.

1304 13041DA2 41DA2Alberta is also supporting pharmacists to provide you with many services to keep you healthy. These services include renewing or adjusting your prescription, administering your injections and helping you manage your medications. To learn more about lower generic drug prices and how government is helping pharmacists serve you better visit health.alberta.ca

CITY SET TO CONDUCT 2013 CENSUS Red Deer residents are encouraged to use an online tool to submit their census information. Census information is vitally important to City planning, from infrastructure to programs and services, and to ensure the City of Red Deer receives the appropriate amount of grant funding from other levels of government. Residents can complete the census online until April 16. The site can be accessed at www.reddeer.ca/census. Residents who are unable to complete the census online will receive a visit from an enumerator starting April 19. Enumerators will carry picture identification cards. Citizens with any questions about the identity of a census worker should phone The City census office at 403342-8317. This year’s census will collect information on the number of people living in each household as well as the gender, year of birth, and whether each person is a Canadian citizen.

RDC HOSTS FITNESS EVENT It’s time to celebrate spring with some familyfriendly activities and get outdoors, with a Family Amazing Race event hosted by Red Deer College’s Be Fit for Life Centre. Participants will learn outdoor safety tips, find out more about our region’s natural environment and share community spirit with games and outdoor fun. Dave Rodney, associate

by Mark Weber minister of wellness for Alberta, will join Red Deer’s Get Outdoors Weekend festivities by welcoming volunteers and families who are participating at 1 p.m. This Family Amazing Race event is free and open to everyone who wishes to take part on April 13 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Bower Ponds. Visit www.getoutdoorsalberta.ca.

RED DEER COMMUNITY SPORTS AWARDS The 2013 Red Deer Community Sport Awards, presented by the Red Deer Primary Care Network, will take place April 21. Tickets cost $35 each and are available for purchase at the Recreation Centre. Red Deer’s Community Sport Awards honour those individuals and groups who excel in their sport as well as those who volunteer their time and effort to better our community. The event will be held at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Doors open at 5 p.m., opening remarks begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will follow. Go to www.reddeer.ca/ communitysportawards for more information. The public can submit their votes online at www. scord.ca. To purchase tickets for the 2013 Red Deer Community Sport Awards, visit the Recreation Centre. For more information on the nomination process, please contact Rob Meckling at 403-309-8541 or rob. meckling@reddeer.ca.

UNTAPPED ALBERTA BACK FOR ROUND FOUR Untapped Alberta is ready to take its fourth road trip around the province. Beginning in April, the homegrown music series will bring diverse lineups of emerging and established Alberta artists to all corners of the province. “Alberta has a thriving community of musicians and songwriters. ATB Financial is excited to once again partner with Alberta Music to present Untapped Alberta and shed light on the amazing talent and creativity in this province,” said Peggy Garritty, ATB’s senior vice president, reputation and brand. Untapped Alberta runs April 13 at The Vat. Tickets are available at ticketweb.ca and participating venues. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local community groups and charities.


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WHAT IS A FOOT ORTHOTIC? A foot orthotic is a brace that can be discreetly inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and/or correct foot deformities and improve foot function. Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot problems, including heel, arch and forefoot pain, as well as pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. There are two basic types of foot orthotics: over-the-counter and custom-made.

WHO NEEDS A FOOT ORTHOTIC? If required, all ages can benefit from a foot orthotic. From mild discomfort in the ball of the foot from such conditions as metatarsalgia, to severe problems including diabetic foot ulcers, a foot orthotic can help a wide range of patients.

There are literally thousands of possible listening scenarios: whispers, one-on-one conversations, trying to listen in a crowded room, a concert in a large theatre. Sounds can be loud, confused, soft and clear or distorted by echoes. Most hearing aids are better able to cope with a number of different listening situations. By using digital technology, hearing aids monitor each changing environment and actually adjust the volume automatically by making millions of calculations/changes every second. If you are only deficient in a narrow range, hearing aids may amplify those frequencies allowing other areas to remain at normal levels. As well, in some hearing aids, you can preprogram different levels for different situations. With the push of a button you can change the listening profile. For more information on digital hearing aids, please contact Beltone, The Hearing Centre.

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by Erin Fawcett

SEARCH WARRANT RESULTS IN ARRESTS Two people have been arrested and charged after RCMP conducted a search in a Red Deer residence. On March 27th the Red Deer RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence located at 4611 50 St. A search of the residence produced 21.6 grams of powder cocaine, 48.1 grams of meth, 91 grams of crack cocaine, 600 ml of GHB, over $10,000 in cash as well as several imitation firearms and a set of brass knuckles. Ryan Karol, 30, of Red Deer has been charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited weapon and breach of recognizance. Jessica Fedyk, 25, of Red Deer has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and breach of recognizance.

RCMP INVESTIGATES PARENTAL ABDUCTION On April 2nd Red Deer RCMP entered into an investigation related to a parental abduction from the City. Investigation followed the accused across Canada, ultimately to Toronto where the parent was arrested without incident and the children were safely recovered. The investigation crossed several jurisdictions, requiring investigators in Red Deer to adapt and adhere to the organizations jurisdictional requirements. Without exceptional cooperation from these agencies, the family would not have been located in Canada and the scope of the investigation could have become an international manhunt. Their quick

and timely reaction to Red Deer’s request for assistance prevented the accused from boarding a plane in Toronto for an international destination. Red Deer RCMP utilized the expertise of the Red Deer provincial crown’s office, Canadian Border Agencies, Canadian Border Intelligence Unit, Homeland Security, Calgary Police Service, RCMP in Ontario and Peel Regional Police Service. Every agency contributed to the successful conclusion of this investigation, culminating in the safe recovery of the children. Investigators from Red Deer are presently in Ontario arranging to return the family to Red Deer, police said. Police are unable to release the identity of the accused in order to protect the identity of the children. The investigation is still ongoing, however, charges have been laid against the parent for abduction. A media blackout was employed by investigators in an effort to prevent the accused from altering their travel plans. Police say the exposure this investigation would have generated on all media outlets could have affected the outcome of the investigation, considering the various media outlets (social and commercial). The accused in this investigation was well prepared and had exercised a great deal of forethought in developing and implementing their plan.

CHARGES IN ALLEGED ROBBERY Two Red Deer men have been charged after allegedly being involved in an altercation downtown. On April 2nd at 10 a.m., the Red Deer City RCMP were

called to a downtown building located at 4911 – 51 St. for a disturbance. Two men had entered the building when an altercation took place and a knife was brandished. Police attended and located those involved. As a result of the investigation it was determined the incident was drugrelated and the individuals knew one another. No one was injured as a result of the incident. Police have charged Chance Shane Mitchell, 24, of Red Deer with robbery. He has been released from custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on June 4. Additionally, police have also charged Steven Gordon Hubley, 29 of Red Deer, with two counts of double doctoring under the Controlled Drug and Substance Act as well as possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He has been released from custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on May 28.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM DEPLOYED The Emergency Response Team was used in north Red Deer after a suicidal man barricaded himself inside his home. On April 2nd at 5:30 p.m., the Red Deer City RCMP responded to a call on Jaspar Cresc. for a male who was threatening suicide. The man would not comply with police requests and had essentially barricaded himself in his residence. In consideration of public and police safety the Emergency Response Team was called to assist. After nearly six hours of negotiations the male was taken into police custody without incident and transported to the Red Deer Regional Hospital for assessment. Police continue to investigate the incident and charges may follow.

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COUNCIL COMMITTEES/BOARDS RED DEER COUNTY invites letters of interest / applications from residents of Red Deer County who may be interested in sitting as a member at large on the following Council Board: SUBDIVISION AND DEVELOPMENT APPEAL BOARD - This is a Quasi Judicial Board hearing appeals arising from Development and Subdivision Applications within the County. This five (5) member Board meets as required and the meetings are normally held on Thursdays during the day. Appointments to this Board are for a two-year term. Members of this Board are also appointed as the members of the NUISANCE ABATEMENT COMMITTEE this committee reviews and has discretion with regard to further action on any nuisance and unsightly condition complaints as per the conditions of the Nuisance Abatement Bylaw No. 2006/26. Additional information regarding this Board is available on the County’s website, www.rdcounty.ca General inquiries may be directed to Legislative Services at (403) 357 2366. Interested persons can forward letters of interest highlighting his/her qualifications by Friday, May 17, 2013, to Legislative Services Red Deer County 38106 Rge Rd 275 Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L9 Fax (403) 350-2164 e-mail cao@rdcounty.ca

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MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 9th day of April, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Permitted Use SW of RED DEER 1. D. & T. Lutz – 16.4-metre front yard setback relaxation for the location of a proposed addition to an existing accessory building on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 942-3568, NW 27-37-28-4.

Police have released radar enforcement locations and dates through to April 15. They include school zones on 60 St., Lawford Ave., Lancaster Dr. and 39 St. Also, playground zones at Addington Dr., Duston St., Cornett Dr., Carrington Dr. and 57 Ave. plus traffic corridors on Barrett Dr., 49 Ave., 50 Ave., Taylor Dr. and 40 Ave. RCMP reserves the option of site/location changes without notice.

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Central Alberta Theatre escapes bankruptcy BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Central Alberta Theatre has escaped bankruptcy after the majority of its creditors agreed to accept partial repayment of its total debt. The troupe, which was formed 43 years ago in Red Deer, has outstanding debts of about $800,000. In the fall of 2011, CAT opened the City Centre Stage in the building that formerly housed the Uptown Cinema. The situation deteriorated rapidly because of major cost overruns related to remodeling the City Centre Stage plus the additional expense of running two theatres. In a letter last August to CAT’s members, the board revealed that they couldn’t afford to make all the Society’s payments. Considerable sums of money are owed to the builders, the bank, the City Centre Stage landlord and a number of other creditors. When put together the society had outstanding debts of over $700,000 at that time and monthly commitments it could no longer sustain. “That was very unfortunate and it looked as though CAT was going to collapse. As mayor and council and the College we did not want to see that happen. “That would not serve anybody’s interest. We worked with CAT and their fi-

nancial people and their creditors to see whether or not they could salvage this and it appears that they have,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling. In recent months, the City of Red Deer and Red Deer College have worked together to help the theatre company. “The City has been engaged in offering them a very small loan and providing them with some utility water access at a very favourable rate,” said Flewwelling. RDC’s Donald School of Business, which bought the downtown building from CAT to operate lectures and events out of, will allow the theatre company to stage their productions there as well. “CAT plays a really important part in the arts scene in our community, so it was important for us to try and help them,” said Flewwelling. “Another reason that the City is invested in CAT is because CAT operates the Memorial Centre on the City’s behalf. “They look after the cost of operations and the revenue from that and it’s been a very successful marriage for the past 15 years.” CAT has a five-year repayment plan which was accepted by the majority of their creditors and they also have a new five-year business plan as well. The business plan outlines hiring an operations director and also hiring staff among other initiatives. efawcett@reddeerexpress.com

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Art in the Garden showcases locally-crafted work BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Those who appreciate artistic expression in a range of genres will want to check out the Art in the Garden Spring Show & Sale, presented by The Spirit of Art Group on April 13. Folks can enjoy purchasing from a range of artisans and musicians - there

will be paintings, ceramics, jewelry and photography. The show and sale runs from 9 to 5 p.m. at the Parkland Garden Centre three miles east of 30th Ave. on Hwy. 11. The Art in the Garden Spring Show & Sale was organized by local artists Suzanne Le Beau, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt and Shir-

ley Toner, and they are all members of The Spirit of Art Group as well. Le Beau, who created the concept for the sales events and the group, is a Red Deer ceramics artist, while both Kallstrom-Barritt and Toner specialize in painting. All three are passionate about the creative process and also about helping other artists to have their

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brush and the canvas. I get right into it – it’s like a meditation. It calms you down, and makes you feel so good. You feel happy and inspired.” Kallstrom-Barritt also had an early interest in art and eventually graduated from the visual arts at Red Deer College. As for Le Beau, she also studied visual arts at RDC. She completed her third year in ceramics and sculpture, and earned a diploma, and is still hoping to see degree status in the program one day. These days, Le Beau creates a range of ceramic art. She is also open to new avenues of expression as well, incorporating wood and other sculptural items to further enhance her work. Like the others, she is pleased to see local artists expressing interest in The Spirit of Art Group and the opportunities it can provide. “It’s been wonderful. It’s growing into something stronger and bigger, people are excited about it and they are calling to join.” Plans are already in the works for a show this summer which is set to run July 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. on Kallstrom-Barritt’s acreage. It was also pointed out that people don’t necessarily have to be members of The Spirit of Art Group to participate, but works submitted will go through a juried process. As to the April 13 show and sale, folks are reminded that there is no bank machine on site. Purchases can be made via cheque or cash. For more information about the show & sale or The Spirit of Art Group, call Suzanne Le Beau at 403-342-6344 or email artgroup@hotmail.ca.

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Vancouver rapper featured at Centrium show Anami Vice opening for Canadian rockers Marianas Trench on April 17 BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Vancouver-based hip hop artist Anami Vice will be hitting the Centrium April 17 linking up with Canadian rockers Mariana Trench. Fueled by the success of his recently released single Take Your Shirt Off from his Are You Serious CD, Vice was introducing his carefully-crafted tunes since before he was discovered by Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench who was of course instrumental in Vice signing with 604 Records. A love for music stretches back to childhood, and included the legendary stint of piano lessons. Which didn’t last. But a passion for an array of musical genres did. “I grew up being musical for sure,” he explains, adding that his parents listened to a steady stream of classical music. Vice’s tastes were and are eclectic – two of his favourite albums back then were Paul Simon’s Graceland and Herbie Hancock’s Head Hunters. “I think I always had a sense of rhythm and I loved to dance as a kid as well. “I grew up listening to hip hop and I’m proud of music that I make.” A knack for songwriting surfaced fairly early on as well – particularly when it came to rap. Vice started putting songs together and shooting his own videos. But he didn’t initially look at music as a career – he went on to earn a degree in philosophy while his musical dreams were set aside for a time. It became clear, however, that academia demanded plenty of study and reading. Vice isn’t adverse to either, but started to wonder if a career where those activities would be critically time-consuming was really his thing after all. “When I was an undergrad I lived with two Ph.D students and I saw what they did, which was basically read for 12 hours a day. Which is cool, and I think it’s worthwhile. But it’s just not something that I think I am capable of, or something that I really wanted to do.” Ultimately, music won the day. And so began the recording of singles and video production, which was key to getting him noticed. It coincided with the YouTube ex-

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MOMENTUM - Vancouver hip hop artist Anami Vice joins Marianas Trench April 17 at the Centrium. plosion as well. “I had made two albums, so we went out and shot a couple of videos. I completed four videos before I did anything with the label. One of the people in one of those videos was a friend of Josh Ramsay, so that’s how the music got to Josh and that’s how I ultimately got my deal. So indirectly, the video got me my break. “When people ask me what I do I say I do music,” he explains. “The question that follows is inevitably always the same, ‘Oh! what kind of music? “I don’t say hip hop because when I say hip hop it sounds as if I’m trying to dress it up and make a pre-emptive argument for the legitimacy of the genre. What I should say and what the truth is - I rap and make hip hop music.” Currently, his inspiration to writing music continues to flourish. As does his desire to explore other creative outlets such as

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producing. As for his own music, he points out how a broad appreciation for many genres is reflected in his own tunes. “It comes out every time I make a song,” he explains. “There’s a reference to something that I like. Definitely the way Paul Simon does those hooks on Graceland – even the way he writes. If you listen to my first album, Paul Simon is all over it. “So everything I listen to comes out all the time. Some things more than others, but it’s all there.” It’s been said that Vice’s slightly sarcastic, yet optimistic sound has been compared to the likes of Mac Miller, Asher Roth and Mickey Avalon. He is also known for infectious hooks and clever, confessional lyrics. “For me it’s really about the hook – the way the hook sounds,” he said, adding that the studio experience is a joy all the way through because he really knows what he

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CAT stages Last of the Red Hot Lovers BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Central Alberta Theatre is serving up a classic with Last of the Red Hot Lovers in the Nickle Studio, third floor of the Memorial Centre. Show dates are April 11– 27 with curtain set for 7:30 p.m. The lounge opens at 6:45 p.m. Directed by Albertus Koett, the story focuses on Barney Cashman, a middle-aged, married fellow

who wants to join the sexual revolution in the late 1960s before it is too late. Described as ‘a gentle soul with no experience in adultery’, he fails in each of three seductions - Elaine Navazio, a sexpot who likes cigarettes, whiskey, and other women’s husbands; Bobbi Michele, an actress friend who he discovers is ‘madder than a hatter’ and Jeannette Fisher, his wife’s best friend, a ‘staunch moralist’. Koett, a familiar face

to local audiences via his own extensive acting in the community, has directed in the past as well (2009’s Alice in Wonderland for CAT and It’s a Wonderful Life for Ignition Theatre). He was feeling the urge to be at the helm of a show and landed to opportunity to direct Last of the Red Hot Lovers which was penned by Neil Simon. “I really appreciate Neil Simon’s writing – it’s more character-driven with realistic dialogue, and it’s

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less farcical. I really like that about it,” he explains. “It’s not necessarily comedic or dramatic. It is what it is – different people will find different things to take away from this. “I’m interested to see what the audience reaction is going to be when they see the show, whether they will laugh or feel moved – I don’t know. It has the potential to be funny to someone and deeply meaningful to someone else. Everyone will probably take away something different.” Featured in the role of Barney Cashman is Curtis Closson – an ideal choice with his likability, explains Koett. “I thought that was very important for Barney.” Rounding out the cast are Nicole Orr as Elaine, Sarah Hemphill as Bobbi and Rachelle McComb as Jeannette. Working with a small cast was also a highlight. “There are only two peo-

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fied his appreciation for the famed playwright. And although he’s an exceptional actor, it’s been the desire to direct that seems to have surfaced more. Not that the desire to hit the stage has gone by the wayside, however. “I like directing because I get to sit back and watch actors do their thing. That’s one of my favourite things, and guiding them through the process,” he said. “I love to give them a lot of freedom to act and to discover things on their own. It’s a collaborative process. “I have a vision, but I’m open to their interpretation of their characters.” Last of the Red Hot Lovers opened on Broadway on Dec. 28, 1969 and closed on Sept. 4, 1971 after 706 performances and six previews. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 403755-6626 or visiting www. blackknightinn.ca. editor@reddeerexpress.com

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ple onstage at once – Barney and one of the girls. “So it’s been really nice, because I get to focus on (single) moments much more deeply than I would be able to with a cast of 30 it’s much different than Alice in Wonderland and It’s a Wonderful Life which had large casts for both shows.

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have to sit through all the ads too, which certainly detracts from the pleasure of the experience. But the movie still works. The dinosaurs are still impressive, although with CGI taking over so many movies it is not as visually dazzling as it was in 1993. The new 3-D effects are nice, but really add little to the film, which after all, is also a promo for Jurassic Park IV, due out in 2014. For those few who’ve never seen it, Jurassic Park is about a developer (Richard Attenborough) who clones living dinosaurs from the blood in the bodies of prehistoric mosquitos and displays them in a zoo/amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. He brings scientists played by Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, and his grand-

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LIFESTYLE The big lies about soy I get asked about soy protein and soy products all the time and about whether they are healthy or not. I am presented with new ‘healthy’ protein drinks that people think we should carry in our gym nearly every week, but they are soybased. I am going to go out on a limb and state clearly that from all that I have read, researched and personally experienced, my answer is a clear ‘no thanks’ when it comes to soy. So how come most people think soy is a health food? Simple – effective marketing. Marketing is responsible for far more ‘health’ trends than research ever could be. It’s about stretching a vein of truth into more than it is. It’s about revealing part of a study, or an aspect of a study rather than the whole study. So why do I think soy is so bad? There are lots of reasons actually, starting with where soy comes from. Over 90% of soy available in North America is genetically modified to resist herbicides so that farmers can spray the fields and save money. One of the gene modifications in GM soy produces a protein that has never in history been part of the human food supply. This modification has been shown to cause allergies, and damage the DNA in our own gut bacteria. A huge problem as well is the fact that most of the soy used in the world is for animal feed (some estimates are as high as 80%) - including animals that have never, or would never, actually eatsoy. Meat eating animals in zoos around the world began having fertility and

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McDERMOTT digestion problems that stopped when soy was removed from their diet. Soy contains elements that cause your red blood cells to clump together so they cannot properly distribute oxygen or function to remove waste in your body (hemagglutinin), as well as phytic acid, which prevents the absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Ironically for vegetarians -- eating meat helps reduce the mineral blocking effects of phytates. The genistein and daidzein in soy are phytoestrogens (which can mimic and block your natural estrogen). This has been linked to infertility, changing female menstrual cycles along with other hormonal risks. Further, infant formula based on soy can contain an estimated five birth control pills work of estrogen every day. This can have the effect of causing very early puberty in children and far worse problems. Thyroid problems, early menopause, low energy, depression, and more problems all the time are being directly linked with consumption of soy. A study from Singapore showed a significant increase in bladder cancer. Avoiding soy is getting harder all the time. Many of the foods we know and love

have had the normal oils and ingredients replaced with soy. This includes things like mayonnaise and Miracle Whip, breads, crackers, cakes, pastries, cereal, salad dressings, and more. As I have said over and over again in these articles - we must learn to read food labels - our very lives depend upon it. As you read this, you may be wondering haven’t Asian cultures used soy for hundreds or thousands of years? Yes, and here is the big distinction to make -- they used fermented soy, and only small amounts. Soy was widely known thousands of years ago as an inedible plant, it was used as fertilizer until it was learned that by fermenting it, it could be eaten in small quantities. Fermented soy is in products such as miso, Soy sauce, tempeh and natto. Tofu is not on the list, as it is not fermented, and therefore, not (in my opinion) healthy. The book The Whole Soy Story: the dark side of America’s favourite Health Food by Kaayla T. Daniel PhD, CCN is an eye opening read. So what do people with milk allergies drink or use instead? I think that is probably the biggest driving force behind the popularity of soy beverages. Almond Milk or Rice Milk are a good alternative. As always, read the ingredients and the avoid sugar and things you do not recognize or cannot pronounce. Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake.

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Non-toxic ways to lower blood cholesterol â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is a natural remedy as effective as cholesterol-lowering drugs (CLDs)?â&#x20AC;? Or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is it possible to lower cholesterol by just dietary changes?â&#x20AC;? These and other questions routinely arrive in my e-mail. What everyone should be asking is, â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the safest way to lower blood cholesterol?â&#x20AC;? Moliere, the French actor and playwright, once

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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 Änal days. They are all truly special people. A Memorial Service celebrating Valerie’s life was held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 – 45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, April 5, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. A reception followed the service at Bower-Kin Community Centre, 85 Boyce Street, Red Deer. In lieu of Åowers, 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

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RED DEER HEALING ROOMS Imagine a Walk-In Clinic where Jesus is the Doctor. It’s a reality! Healing Rooms operate very much like a Walk-In Clinic, except it’s Free and open to all! Open Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at: THE PRAYER HOUSE 4111-55A Avenue, Red Deer. Open to anyone needing healing. No appointment necessary. Ph 403-350-8954 THE BLESSED DAY Looking for a place to live? of rest, the Inalienable Take a tour through the heritage of all Gods creatures. Next to the gift CLASSIFIEDS of His own Son, one of the most precious of all His Caregivers/ gifts to the human race. Aides By: Rev. John Palon CLDA. Box 1369, Picture SUPPORT WORKER near Butte, AB, T0K 1V0. Gull Lake, 30hrs/wk., for 20yr. old female. Rate Something for Everyone $18/hr. Call Linda Everyday in Classifieds 403-782-5117

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Oilfield

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NEWCART CONTRACTING LTD. is hiring for the upcoming turnaround season. Journeyman/Apprentice; Pipefitters; Welders; Boilermakers; Riggers. Also: Quality Control; Towers; Skilled Mechanical Labourer; Welder Helpers. Email: resumes@ newcartcontracting.com. Fax 1-403-729-2396. Email all safety and trade tickets. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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Oilfield

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NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959.

Restaurant/ Hotel

820

ALL ROUND EMPLOYEE required for tavern and cooking in small town friendly hotel. Full-time, room included. Call Marg 403-857-9134.

Sales & Distributors

830

DEALERS WANTED: Hannas Seeds need agents to sell alfalfas, clovers and grasses plus hay, pasture, turf, native and reclamation mixtures. Contact Esther 1-800-661-1529 or esther@hannasseeds.com

Trades

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Trades

850

MILLWRIGHT AND MACHINIST Program combined. 16 week course gives entry level skills. Write 1st period millwright and/or machinist apprenticeship exam. GPRC Grande Prairie Campus, 1-888-539-4774; www.gprc.ab.ca. PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@ pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. Feed and Seed WANTED - Water & Vacuum Truck Operators. Class 3 w/Q-endorsement, H2S, First Aid, PST, CSTS. Mechanically inclined. Day-rate benefits. Fax 403-934-3487. Email: reception@ mjswaterhauling.com. $100 - $400 CASH DAILY for landscaping work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a must; PropertyStarsJobs.com.

Truckers/ Drivers

860

Misc. Help

880

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Employment Training

900

COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. COMPUTING CAREER = Great Career. Study computer technology programs at GPRC, Grande Prairie campus. Novice to expert. Circuit design and robotics lab, data communications and networking lab. Diploma/University transfer. 1-888-539-4774; www.gprc.ab.ca.

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Auctions

1530

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Auctions

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Building Supplies

1550

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1760

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Livestock

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Manufactured Homes

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Grain, Feed Hay

2190

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Cottage/ Seasonal

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Out Of Town Property

4170

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Money To Loan

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Antique & Classic Autos

5020

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Motorcycles

5080

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(KTPUPZ[YH[P]L(ZZPZ[HU[ 6MÄJL4HUHNLY Marketing, Communications and Special Projects Coordinator There is an immediate opportunity available at the Red Deer & District Community Foundation for a Full Time Marketing, Communications and Special Projects Coordinator. We are looking for an individual with skills in marketing and communications; up-to-date technological capabilities; strong written and verbal communication skills; an interest in community development; and knowledge of the Central Alberta region. The successful candidate will be capable of exploring and establishing new partnerships and managing events and projects, as assigned by the CEO. If you are interested in this position please forward your cover letter and resume by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to: Suite 203, Mid City Plaza, 4805-48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S6 or via email at: info@rddcf.ca, ATTN: Kristine Bugayong, Chief Executive Of¿cer.

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SPORTS

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Wooden bats making a comeback in baseball BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express In the middle of hockey country one might think turning out hockey sticks would be the way to go but instead Prairie Sticks Bat Company produces quality baseball bats. The company was established in 2001 and has been busy producing the bats for local teams and around North America. “We definitely do have a following out there. People come to us, we don’t always solicit the orders,” said co-owner Jared Greenberg. “Over the years we have created a following so we get referrals and things like that. It tells us that we have a pretty good product out there.” The homegrown bat comes from three types of wood - maple, birch and ash, sourced from trees in Quebec or upstate New York.

Greenberg says they aren’t much different than the big name bats out there like Louisville Slugger or Rawlings but they do use a specific milling called hand-splitting, a process used back in the old days of bat making. It ensures the grain patterns of the wood are going both ways as straight as possible because the billets of wood are split by hand and not on a machine, he said. When Baseball Canada mandated certain age groups needed to use wood bats instead of aluminum Greenberg says that stirred the entrepreneurial spirit inside and Prairie Sticks was formed. “So we just saw an opportunity and decided let’s go for it.” There has been a trend back towards wood bats at some age levels and it seems to be growing, he said. “Midget and high school categories are using wooden bats and this year Bantam players are using wood,” he said. “Even

the little guys who don’t need to use aluminum bats still will buy wood bats to practice with.” The production process wasn’t something which was mastered overnight and Greenberg recalls starting out using a floor model hand lathe and started whittling out bats by hand which took about an hour for each one. “Now with the machine we use it takes about 65 seconds,” he said. There are over 100 models of Prairie Sticks to choose from including those which can be designed specifically for a player, including monogrammed. They also produce novelty bats. He says he’s not sure if he’s a 100% traditionalist when it comes to baseball but he admits it’s a special sound when you hear the crack of a ball coming off a wood bat as opposed to the ping sound when a metal bat is used. “And I think pitchers should be reward-

ed every once in awhile when breaking bats with a good pitch, which obviously benefits us,” he laughed. Greenberg argues games have stretched out longer due to metal bats being used because more potential outs are turned into base hits instead and it has nothing to do with hitting the ball on the sweet spot like you need to do with a wood bat. The goal is to get their product into the hands of Major League Baseball players but you need to be licensed by MLB in order to get in but Greenberg is confident of that happening at some point. “All it is is a licence to sell, it doesn’t guarantee you any sales so we just need to be in a financially stable position,” he said. No matter what the future holds Prairie Sticks still stands behind the product. “Well we don’t offer a warranty but when we send out a bat we know it’s game ready,” he said. sports@reddeerexpress.com

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Outdoor spring fun at Bower Ponds BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express In spite of the fact Old Man Winter’s icy grip is still around our collective throats, we are being encouraged to escape the comfort of the couch and get outside this weekend. The Family Amazing Race event takes place at Bower Ponds with the backing of the Be Fit For Life Centres according to organizer Barb Marsh. “It’s our first attempt at that (Family Amazing Race) and getting families engaged and outdoors utilizing our trail sys-

tem and some of the activities within the outdoor world,” she said. The program runs from 1 until 4 p.m. with Dave Rodney, the associate minister of Health and Wellness in Alberta on hand to kick things off. Families can take in a scavenger hunt, a mini Olympics, disc golf and Red Deer Minor Football will be set up to run a mini training camp for you to test your skill. You can also get yourself ready for the camping season by hauling around some logs and water, she said. “It’s all about the physical activity and being active and realizing some of the

things we normally do or should be doing are really simple and also helping us be healthier,” said Marsh. She said no matter what the weather, we should still take advantage of what the great outdoors offers us and get busy doing something which gets you off the couch. “I think we think it (exercise) needs to be too structured but it’s very simple and it’s certainly beneficial for all members of the family to be active,” she said. The idea came abut after a challenge was issued by the health minister to get people out and about during a specific weekend so the Be Fit For Life Centres, of which there

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are nine in Alberta, took up the cause with the Red Deer branch putting the emphasis on the family angle. “We just felt with Red Deer being a young community it would make sense to go with a family event.” While at the event you can also pick up additional information on many other activities to keep you and your family busy all year round in the Red Deer region, she said. “Even if it snows don’t use that as an excuse to not be active,” said Marsh. “Come out and have some fun.” sports@reddeerexpress.com

Challenges for Tiger Woods As far as sport figures go, he’s probably the one with the most eyes on him on a regular basis so whatever he does is registered by some form of media. No matter how mundane the news, when Tiger Woods does anything there is always a story and sometimes pictures to follow up.

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CLAGGETT I’m sure if he was to change breakfast cereal there would be a Golf Channel reporter in the cupboard filing a report back to the studio. A different brand of mouthwash would require at least some commentary from three or four golf journalists and one health expert. The man can’t even date a high profile, attractive blonde athlete without the golf reporting world and the entertainment industry devoting at least a half hour of coverage for a few days. This week the intense spotlight will ramp up a few more watts on Tiger as he goes for major #15 in his career. He’s won this year with a game which seems to have found its home once again but some would caution the wins came on courses where he’s as comfortable as a sleeping dog on a porch. Yep, the drive up Magno-

lia Lane marks the start of the Masters and for Tiger it means the template for measuring changes. The unfortunate circumstance for the best golfer on the planet right now is the way he’s measured isn’t against the rest of the field - it’s against himself. He is the odds on favourite to grab a green jacket this week at Augusta and given what he’s done so far this season, rightly so. But here is the problem. If he wins, many will say it’s on a course he knows as well as anyone so no big surprise there. But even if he is getting measured for a new green jacket Sunday, the rest of the ensemble is no slamdunk.

Augusta seems to be a home game for Tiger but if he doesn’t win this week, then the stories will take the same tone as the last few years. Tiger is fine in tournaments outside of a major but the swing can’t stand up to the pressure of the grand slam events. It’s a problem many players on the PGA Tour would love to have but this predicament is Tiger’s only and we’ll see how he measures up. sports@reddeerexpress.com


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HOMES & LIVING

SPACIOUS – This living room in a Sorento Custom Homes show home located in Vanier Woods offers plenty of well-lit, comfortable space for entertaining guests.

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Utilizing the relaxing features of our homes It has been an emotional week here at Carpet Colour Centre, ups and downs and tons of prayers going up for a co-worker who is facing an illness. It has taught us to bind together and to really appreciate the good things in life and how to take time for each other. Sometimes it takes a cataclysmic event to stop us dead in our tracks and help us realize what is important in life. The pace of life keeps us spinning and doesn’t let us touchdown to ‘stop and smell the roses’ and it can have a devastating effect on our health. It is important to take time in our days to honor and lift up the people in our lives we love – or possibly a stranger. My favorite

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home for an evening? To sit and enjoy your space with your family and friends? We put so much effort into our homes and yet it seems we use them far less. I know of a lady who has the most stunning kitchen I have ever seen and she NEVER cooks…seriously, never. I would be having dinner parties every night in a kitchen like that! What would it take for her to slow down and use her home to bless others? I might invite myself over and give her a cooking lesson and as a result get time with her and a free meal – what a plan! I think many of us feel that if we aren’t busy we are failing or falling behind. Often people com-

pare how busy or how stressed they are, it’s almost like a competition or a badge of honour for us to compare our lives and hectic schedules. Why do we need to do this? Where is the valor in being busy and pushed to our limits? Instead, can we be proud to say – I spent the day in my pj’s and ate popcorn and read my favorite book; is this acceptable? Could we look at a co-worker and admit to not having done yoga/pilates/cardio/housecleaning/organic meals and still feel proud of ourselves? I used to lie to my mom when she would call if I was taking a nap, she would ask what I was doing and I’d make up some domes-

tically approved activity. I think we are trained as young women to constantly be working and improving and nurturing others, when we also need to spend time on ourselves. This week, attempt to carve out a few minutes for yourself – even if it is a simple cup of tea and an article out of a celebrity gossip magazine. Buy your best friend a colourful scarf and leave a surprise package on her windshield while she is at work – it will make her day! Whether we take a little time for ourselves or use a few minutes to bless someone I promise it will give you a lift and put a smile on your face. Kim Lewis is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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Taking advantage of pre-payment privileges Every one of my clients will receive the same mortgage education as the next, and a hot topic among many, is pre-payment privileges. Most lenders offer a similar pre-payment privilege package today and that is that you can prepay up to 20% of your original term’s mortgage amount, but in fact only less than 19% of Canadians take advantage of this benefit. Most are taught to look for the best interest rate mortgage and then are also told to find out what the pre-payment privileges are. Once they find out, 81% of Canadians won’t even think about it until their renewal. I’m quite curious to see how many of my clients will take advantage of the ‘payment shock elimination strategy’ I’ve been teaching over the course of the past few years and have written about in this column a few times. Many of my clients are

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ly accelerated program and lower this to only 13 years. All of these savings by barely changing his monthly mortgage budget while turning a 40-year amortization into an 18-year mortgage. Over the five year period he increased his payments by over $380/month, or $140 every two weeks, and saved himself over 20 years of mortgage time and thousands of dollars of interest. When put into perspective, he increased his payments a little bit every year and decreased his mortgage time and increased his equity as well. I know not everyone will be able to take advantage of these privileges, but if you increase your payments just by $40 every couple of weeks, you can set yourself up for a rosier future, untied to the hinges of the banks. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group.

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