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Hundreds rally for Michener BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Premier Alison Redford, campaigning to influence an as-yet unmade decision on the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington, would not have heard the cheers and chants of some 250 ralliers in Red Deer Wednesday, but Bill Lough would like the premier to reconsider a decision already made much closer to home. “I believe this is her fourth trip to the United States. She has yet to put one foot in Michener (Centre),” said Lough to chants of “shame” in addressing those assembled for the Rally To Keep Michener Open in City Hall Park on a cold, grey afternoon. Michener staff, members of the public, and union and family members of Michener Centre’s 125 residents, who will be moved into community facilities based on the government’s decision one month ago to close the iconic facility, gathered in front of city hall Wednesday to rally support in opposition to the move. For Lough, president of the Society of Parents and Friends of Michener Services, the institution and its staff brought peace to his family during the 27 years his developmentally disabled brother lived there. He said current residents and their families have been betrayed by the government. “We were given a promise that no one would be forced to leave Michener Centre, and this is something that they must be held accountable to,” he said to cheers. Brought up often at the rally, the government’s 2007 How We Move Ahead plan for Michener Centre stated that “nobody will be forced to leave

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About 300 people including Judy Smith, centre and her daughter Carrie Smith, left, who have both worked at the Michener Centre participated in a rally to keep the Michener Centre open in Red Deer on Wednesday. The gathering was held on the steps of Red Deer City Hall. See related video at Michener.” Last month’s announcement, then, amounts to a broken promise, said Alberta Union of Provincial Employees president Guy Smith. He cited the government’s 2010 partial reversal of a plan to close 246 beds at Edmonton’s Alberta Hospital as precedent for public pressure overturning a decision. “We fought long and hard to stop that closure and we were successful, and we were successful because the government finally saw the concerns being raised as legitimate concerns.

The concerns here are just as legitimate and it’s OK to change your mind on a bad decision. It doesn’t make you look weak, in fact it makes you look strong because you listened to the people, which is what a government should be doing,” said Smith. Earlier in the day, provincial Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities Frank Oberle acknowledged that the government will save $110,000 per resident moved out of facility. Budget estimates revealed Wednesday stated the cost of housing

the 125 persons at Michener Centre is $175,000 per person annually compared to $65,000 per person annually when moved into a community facility. The savings, about $1.4 million, will be reinvested in the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) system, according to Oberle. At the rally, representatives from the three provincial opposition parties came together to decry the government’s decision.

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Redford dismisses carbon levy musings Man ordered PREMIER SAYS $40 PER TONNE CARBON PENALTY NO ’MAGIC NUMBER’ FOR HER GOVERNMENT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford and federal Environment Minister Peter Kent converged on Washington on Wednesday, singing the gospel of Canadian environmentalism as the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline raged on. But after two days of touting her province’s carbon levy on industry as the first in North America, Redford poured cold water on reports that her government already has a dollar amount in mind for increasing it. That’s in keeping with a Canadian stance that avoids any talk of a grand gesture to help sell the controversial pipeline from the oilsands to the Gulf Coast. Redford and Kent were both asked about the Washington rumour mill that has President Barack Obama’s administration seeking some political cover — a quid pro quo — from Canada in return for approving the $7-billion pipeline. Kent was asked by one American reporter if Canada was being “outwowed” on the Keystone debate by vocal environmentalists. “If you suggest there is any ’outwowing,’ an awful lot of it is based on a lack of facts and poor science,” Kent said at the Canadian embassy. “The reality is we are working in alignment with the U.S. to achieve sim-


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meet a 12 per cent intensity reduction target has been criticized in some quarters as being too low, and Redford’s government has acknowledged the levy may need to be raised.

A Red Deer man has been ordered to clean up a light industrial site after it’s believed contaminants leached into the soil and groundwater more than 25 years ago. The Alberta government reported on Wednesday that it has issued an Environmental Protection Order to Jerry McInnis for failing to clean up substances in Red Deer County in Burnt Lake Business Park next to Hwy 11. He was the director of two former companies, McInnis Chemical and/or Redalco. His land was later bought, in 1988, by Stream-Flo Industries, which is headquartered in Edmonton. In 2003, Stream-Flo hired an environmental consultant who found a number of substances that exceeded provincial criteria. In October 2008, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development received information about potential contamination after StreamFlo Industries alerted them when a 500-gallon tank was excavated.

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payout per prescription. There will be cash to train pharmacists to perform a wide range of billable tasks introduced last year to give them a larger role in patient care. Those duties include renewing prescriptions and crafting a patient’s drug management plan. There will be $10.6 million over two years to try to keep the doors open on rural pharmacies, which are considered particularly vulnerable due to comparatively smaller customer bases. “I think what we’ve done today will help in the transition,” said Horne, though he conceded, “I obviously can’t make a commitment that we will make every pharmacy whole. They practise in very different situations.” Opposition leaders said they’re concerned that the pace of change is too quick and that drug suppliers are reacting by hiking the prices for other drugs or simply not supplying a medication altogether, such as penicillin. “We’re going to see drugs delisted without having an alternative. We’re going to see patients paying more out of pocket for their drugs, and we’re going to start seeing pharmacy closures,” said Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith. NDP Leader Brian Mason said: “We do support lower drug prices, but the government has to move very carefully to prevent unintended consequences which might mean the withdrawal of low-cost drugs from the market if they can’t earn sufficient (profit) margin.” Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said the drug changes and changes to billable pharmacist responsibilities need to be better co-ordinated.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta will invest $40 million this year to help pharmacists adjust to the new world of lower payouts for generic drugs, Health Minister Fred Horne said Wednesday. His announcement came amid warnings from opposition politicians that the Health Department has not thought through the new drug plan and the result could be higher prices or medications not being available when needed. Horne said that won’t happen. “There are no categories where there are not listings available to fill prescriptions today, and anyone who is telling people something to the contrary is not telling them the truth,” Horne told reporters. As of May 1, the province is cutting in half what it pays for generic drugs. The payout will drop from 35 per cent to 18 per cent for a generic drug compared with the cost of an equivalent brand name medication. The province said this is a reasonable adjustment to the funding model, will lower costs for consumers and free up an additional $90 million to reinvest in health care. Pharmacists have said the cut could severely impact their bottom line and lead to layoffs or even pharmacy closures. Horne said the $40 million is to address those concerns. Some of the money will compensate pharmacists who bought medications at the old price but will be subject to the new lower fee as of May 1. Starting next week, the province will also reinstate for one year a $1

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Harvey Makortoff and his daughter Alex enjoy each other’s company at Daddy Daughter Dance night on Wednesday at the iHotel. The event happens annually.

MICHENER: A test of the government’s moral fibre Standing alongside the NDP’s David Eggen and Wildrose MLA Kerry Towle (Sylvan Lake-Innisfail), Liberal leader Raj Sherman said the three parties will carry the fight into the legislature. “This is a human issue. It is not a political issue. This is a test of the moral character and the moral fibre of our government,” said Sherman. Aside from Michener Centre staff, affected family members and AUPE members, the rally also brought out groups such as the Council of Canadians and Friends of Medicare. Three staff from the Valley View Centre in Moose Jaw, SK, another home for developmentally disabled persons slated for closure, even came out for the rally and to learn from those fighting the Michener decision. A petition calling for the reversal of the move was circulated at the rally. Over the last week, volunteers have also been going door-to-door around Red Deer seeking signatures, with a goal of garnering 30,000 names. Reached in Edmonton, Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski said she would be willing to present the petition in the legislature if enough signatures are collected. She said it is important to her that the current


Michener residents, and the affected staff, are taken care of. “I’m somewhat disappointed that we are closing it now when there are still 230 people there — it affects 125 people, 105 will stay. “The people who live there are not only my constituents but I am concerned for their well-being and I’m trusting that they will be placed safely and successfully into good homes. It’s something that I feel that I need to watch over and ensure that each resident is placed in the best facility possible,” said Jablonski.

contamination. Monthly status reports must be given. Environmental protection orders are done to get immediate action. McInnis must have a written plan done by May 10 and the work must then start no later than June 7, or another date as suggested by Martin Paetz, district compliance manager for the Central region. Within 30 days of the completion of the remedial work, a final report must be given. McInnis could not be reached for comment.


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The tank was in an underground pit and had slits that appeared to have been manually cut in the side. It was placed over a bed of rocks with a connected pipe leading back toward the main building. The department began investigating. They found significant contamination from chemicals, including benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and hydrocarbons. These are used in the oil and gas industry. “The contamination was contained to the site but we want it remediated to our standards,” said Alberta Environment spokeswoman Carrie Sancartier. Under the order, McInnis must give a plan, done by a qualified environmental professional, to clean up the

Recent leaked reports suggest Alberta could move to a 40 per cent intensity reduction target with penalties of $40 per tonne. Redford warned that no one should presume that will be the final target. “What we’re seeing right now is a lot of discussion about a lot of options about how to renew a climate change strategy. I know there have been reports that that’s somehow a magic number,” she said Wednesday. “In our minds it’s not.” Both Redford and Kent maintain Canada doesn’t have an environmental black eye, but simply needs to better educate Americans about Canadian policies. “From my perspective this is an Alberta story, but it’s also a Canadian

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story and I think Americans understand that,” Redford told reporters. Kent called it a “happy coincidence” that he was in Washington at the same time as Redford pitching a green message. But the optics of Alberta pitching its carbon tax as a Keystone selling point while Ottawa bashes any notion of putting a price on carbon have been jarring in the U.S. capital. Conservative MPs have made a daily sport out of pointedly mocking anything that resembles a price on carbon, calling such schemes “a tax on everything” that Conservatives would never embrace. But in an interview, Kent said he and Redford are on the same page. “We’re on the same wavelength, going in the same direction.” Redford’s initiatives reflect Ottawa’s willingness to let provinces decide in their own way how they will meet national targets for emissions reductions, Kent said. The federal government is not against carbon pricing, Kent said. Rather, it is speaking out about schemes that take taxpayers’ money in the name of fighting climate change and put that money into general revenues. “I’m saying that carbon taxes where the taxes go into general revenues, as the NDP’s would, for social engineering, not for the reduction of (greenhouse gases), that’s something we would consider to be ... unworthy,” he said. The global debate about how to reduce carbon has not really taken a hard look at how effective carbon taxes are in actually cutting emissions, he added.






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Council votes to proceed with Oilers arena BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Even though the money is not all in place, Edmonton city council gave approval Wednesday to a deal that would see a new downtown arena built for the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Councillors voted 10-3 in favour of the master agreement with Oilers owner Darryl Katz. The pact would see the Oilers stay in the city for the next 35 years. Councillors also voted by a smaller margin in favour of leveraging $45 million from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative — a provincial fund that provides grant money for infrastructure — to make up for part of a $100 million shortfall in funding for the project. However, the city said it will only borrow the money if the province confirms it will provide the remaining $55 million. All parties would have until Sept. 1 to finalize the funding arrangement or the deal could still fall apart. “Council took a courageous step forward today,”

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said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “We’ve also made it clear that we will not move forward until we have the balance of the funds needed from the province.” Premier Alison Redford was in Washington and could not immediately be reached for comment but has said repeatedly in recent months that there will be no direct provincial funding for the arena project. The total cost of the project including a community rink, garden and transit link is now estimated at $604 million — $408 million of that is for the arena itself. The cost would be paid for by the city, a ticket tax and the federal government, with the city hoping the province would also chip in. Katz has committed to paying $143 million. Coun. Tony Caterina expressed concerns that using MSI funding for the arena would mean other infrastructure projects would suffer. “There is a tradeoff here,” Caterina said. Coun. Kim Krushell said there were other funding options to address the remaining $55 million if the city does move forward with borrowing $45 million from MSI funding, however those options were not

discussed in public. City manager Simon Farbrother said that the Katz Group had been asked a day after the provincial budget was released whether they could put up the missing $100 million, and the reply was no. John Karvellas with the Katz Group said “it remains a very complex deal” but he believes everything can be approved and signed by the end of the month. “I’m confident that with hard work and goodwill, we will be able to sign, seal and deliver everything by the end of April,” Karvellas said. Coun. Kerry Diotte voted against the deal, calling it “way off-side.” He described it as a public-private partnership that’s weighted far too much on the backs of taxpayers. “This deal was not supposed to go ahead without that $100 million from the province. That’s what Edmontonians were told,” he wrote on his website. “It’s not fair to proceed. It’s a broken promise.” Construction would be expected to begin by spring 2014, with the arena opening in the fall of 2016.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The agency that issues passports to Canadians is projecting a quarter of its workforce could be cut as it rolls out new chip-embedded, 10-year travel documents. Passport Canada expects to have the equivalent of 2,512 full time staff this year, says a Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade report. But that number drops to 1,874 by fiscal 2015-16 in the plans and priorities report. The agency says it expects fewer people to apply for the new, more secure travel documents by then. “Passport Canada constantly adjusts staffing levels to respond to passport demand,” the agency says in an email to The Canadian Press. “As such, given an anticipated drop in forecast volumes, Passport Canada expects to require fewer staff in 2015-2016.” But if demand remains high, the planned number of staff cuts will be reduced, the agency says. “These numbers will be adjusted as needed based on actual circumstances and within the constraints of our cost recovery business model.” Passport Canada is grappling with a $70-million shortfall this year, and plans to balance its books within the next three years, despite projections of lower revenues. Those projections, the agency says, don’t currently reflect fee increases that are to come into effect on July 1. The plans and priorities report issued recently indicates Passport Canada expects to spend $355.7 million in 2013-14, but will only collect $285.3 million from fees, leaving the agency short $70.4 million. The same report anticipated spending $315.6 million in fiscal 2014-15, and revenues of $285.3 million, yet projected a zero balance by the end of the year. Passport Canada has since changed its revenue projection to match the $315.6 million it expects to spend, calling its earlier revenue projection an “unintentional editorial error.” And while it currently anticipates both spending and revenues to drop to $248.9 million by 2014-15, the agency says those numbers will change by this time next year because the new, higher cost of a 10-year passport hasn’t been included in its calculations.

McGuinty to testify at mall collapse inquiry BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty is expected to testify at the judicial inquiry into last summer’s deadly collapse of a mall, The Canadian Press has learned. McGuinty, who was in office at the time of the disaster in Elliot Lake, Ont., and who called the probe, is likely to be on the witness stand either in late summer or early fall. “He’s part of the narrative,” commission lawyer Mark Wallace said Wednesday from Elliot Lake. McGuinty will only be part of Phase II of the inquiry — the examination of the emergency response to the collapse of the rooftop parking deck at the Algo Centre Mall that killed two women. Questions have arisen about whether the overall emergency response to the unfolding tragedy was adequate. In particular, many residents expressed concern the rescue effort was called off prematurely — just hours after signs of life were detected in the rubble. After some form of intervention from McGuinty, emergency officials announced resumption of the rescue effort, which turned out to be in vain. “It appears that there was a rescue stoppage or suspension, and he was involved in a phone call that resulted in resuming the rescue operation,” Wallace said. It’s rare for an Ontario premier or former premier to be called as a witness at a public inquiry but not unprecedented. In June 2001, Mike Harris became the first sitting Ontario premier in more than half a century to do so when he testified at the commission looking into the tainted-water tragedy in Walkerton, Ont. Five years later, Harris also testified as a former premier at the Ipperwash inquiry into the 1995 death of an aboriginal man during a native protest occupation of a provincial park. Wallace said McGuinty has been told he will be called to testify, but he has yet to be formally summonsed. McGuinty, who stepped down in January but remains a member of the provincial legislature, could not be reached for comment Wednesday but confirmed in a statement he will be a witness. “I am very proud of the work being done by the Elliot Lake inquiry,” McGuinty said. “I look forward to my contribution, and am confident the inquiry will provide all Ontarians with some very helpful recommendations.” Like all other witnesses, counsel lawyers will interview the former premier ahead of his testimony, something that hasn’t happened yet.

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pills containing active drug and 14 white placebos. And just that seven-day difference could be enough to result in a pregnancy, Blake said in an interview. “That would mean two weeks without medication and that certainly gives enough time for the ovary to release an egg,” she said. “And therefore if you have been taking that particular pill, Alysena, then it is important that you let your doctor know and indeed it may be important to follow up with a pregnancy test.” The problem is, some women may not know they were taking this contraceptive. That’s because the drug is a generic version of the most popular birth control pill used in Canada, a drug called Alesse. (Alesse is not involved in this recall, Blake stressed.) Some prescription drug plans require pharmacists to replace higher-priced brand-name drugs with generic versions if a generic is available. That may make it difficult to get a sense of who was on this drug, Blake says. It may also mean that women might think they are taking Alesse, because that is what their doctor prescribed, but they are actually taking Alysena. “The problem is that it’s a generic copy of the leading birth control bill. So that’s a problem because we don’t know how many women have had their prescription substituted for the generic. And women may not know they’ve had their prescription substituted, because the generic chose a very similar name and look to the leading birth control pill. And that does create confusion in everyone’s mind.”

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Women who may have taken birth control pills from faulty packs should use a backup form of contraception for the time being, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada suggested Wednesday. And women may need to talk with their doctors about taking a pregnancy test, said Dr. Jennifer Blake, the organization’s CEO. The advice is prompted by a major birth control recall involving the drug Alysena 28. One lot of the product, bearing the number LF01899A, contained too little active drug and too much placebo, leaving women who took it vulnerable to becoming pregnant. The lot, which contained about 50,000 faulty packets, was distributed across Canada. The company that sells the product in Canada, Apotex, believes it was not distributed to Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, but it cannot say with certainty that that is so, said Elie Betito, the company’s director of public and government affairs. Women using birth control pills take the drugs for 21 days each menstrual cycle. Because of the risk that they might not remember to resume taking their pills at the right time, many oral contraceptives are packaged with a pill for each of the 28 days in a cycle — 21 are drug and seven are placebos. Blister packs in this faulty lot contained 14 pink


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Lessons from the past DO YESTERDAY’S LIBERALS OFFER ANYTHING OF USE TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU? The Liberal lions gathered at the University of Toronto this week to swap old war stories, listen to analysts and historians hash out years long gone and bask in a little mutual adulation. The occasion was the impending 50th anniversary of the swearingin of the Lester Pearson government, and the old Liberal gang gathered to sing his praises and trade some anecdotes. TIM But coming HARPER during the week when Liberals are again voting for a new leader, almost certain to choose a man who was not born until almost nine years after the anniversary being celebrated here, it was more than just a day of back-slapping. This was a dissection of history and, as usual, history held lessons for today. Among those gathered to honour Pearson were Liberal leaders of varying stature, Jean Chrétien, John Turner and Bob Rae. They had one thing in common — they all presided over the Liberal party at times of despair, some during earlier days of speculation as to whether it could survive. Turner squandered power but held the party together. Rae inherited a mess not of his own making but did the same. Pearson and Chrétien brought it back. Beginning Sunday night, it is expected to be Justin Trudeau’s turn. Trudeau will either bring the Liberals back through the increasingly Liberal middle, or one of the party’s most famous names will preside over the party’s demise. No one here was prepared to give the new leader any advice. They know their time has passed. The Trudeau team has made it clear it doesn’t want their help. But that doesn’t mean they have nothing to give. Tom Axworthy, former principal secretary to Pierre Trudeau, came close, telling the Centre for Contemporary International History that the Liberals had “lost the thinking process.” Pearson led the greatest political comeback in Canadian history, Axworthy said, because he brought thinkers together, not for a “photo op” but to discuss the great issues of the day, and then brought the caucus together to prioritize the issues put on the table by the thinkers. If he were alive today, Axworthy said, Pearson would consider the ongoing rupture between Canada’s indig-


enous peoples and the rest of the country to be the defining issue of the day. Trudeau has promised to have the membership craft Liberal policy. That has never been described as a move in the Pearsonian mould, but it is. He will also have to deal with aboriginal injustices that will carry with them an urgent need for fresh thinking under his leadership. Pearson presided over the unravelling of the Liberals in 1958 after John Diefenbaker’s Conservatives won what was then a historic majority the previous year, taking 208 of 265 seats. Yet Pearson, after convening the 1960 Kingston conference, reduced Diefenbaker to a minority in 1962 and, with Chrétien in the fold, beat him in 1963. Diefenbaker had been very controversial. Pearson was a gentleman, and a gentle person, Chrétien recalled, and the contrast was jolting. Turner, now 83, served 79 days as

prime minister before he, too, was wiped out by the Conservatives under Brian Mulroney. He needs help to get to the stage these days; he uses a walker and he is unmistakably frail. Turner was left with a rump of 40 seats in 1984. Rae took over after the Michael Ignatieff debacle of 2011 and kept a caucus of 34 afloat. Rae said Pearson’s example has always been first and foremost in his mind when he thought of the current Liberal reconstruction. Pearson was the leader of a decimated party that retained its faith and its capacity to believe in itself, Rae said. He said Turner faced similar challenges, but all had to believe in “the resilience of the Liberal ideal.’’ In fact, an air of resilience cut through the air of nostalgia during the day. This was the gathering of the clan

that the new Trudeau team has left behind. They don’t talk to them; there have been suggestions they won’t take their calls. But that doesn’t bother Axworthy, who says that while you can learn from history, he is happy the Trudeau team has skipped a generation. “I’m glad he’s got people around him that I have never heard of,’’ he said. And the new generation doesn’t know its elders. A couple of Trudeau supporters watched the slow, laboured arrival of Turner at last Saturday’s Liberal showcase, then tried to figure out who the old man was. That’s the definition of a new party, but it is also the definition of a generation that should better know the history of those who went before. Tim Harper is syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

The academic world vs. free speech “What is the freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.” — Author Salman Rushdie Rushdie was pointing out freedom of expression is a two-way street, paving the way for the pros and cons on certain issues to be heard with equal respect. Freedom of expression is not a privilege afforded only to those who have chosen the road of “political correctness,” a direction now turning into ruts at Canadian universities with students adopting “it’s my way or no way” attitude. The movement is eroding RICK the foundations of one of this ZEMANEK country’s most guarded rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — and cultivating intolerance among a group of intelligent young people who have turned to hypocrisy. Canadian universities were recently given a failing grade by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedom in its 2012 Campus Freedom Index. The centre concluded that Canadian universities are the birthplace of political correctness, and the trend on most Canadian campuses has eroded free speech. Have university students lost their sense of direc-


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Government ‘reviewing’ plan to cut danger pay for soldiers in Afghanistan OTTAWA — A plan to reduce danger pay for Canadian troops in Afghanistan is now under review by the Harper government. The stipend was reportedly facing a cut of more than 30 per cent, which would have meant nearly $500 a month less for roughly 920 soldiers based in Kabul, who are training Afghan forces. The rationale for the initial decision, which was made by the federal Treasury Board, was that Kabul is safer than Afghanistan’s volatile south, where Canadian soldiers are no longer serving. Veterans Affairs Minister Stephen Blaney says the decision is being “reviewed.” One Canadian soldier — Master Cpl. Byron Greff — died in Kabul in October 2011 when a suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying NATO troops. Most of the military’s internal assessments of the Afghan capital describe the risk of serving there as being moderate to high.

girlfriend and then dumped her body in a Vancouver alley has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for 16 years. Ninderjit Singh pleaded guilty last month to the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Poonam Randhawa. Singh escaped justice for almost 12 years before he was eventually tracked down in California. At his sentencing hearing last month, the court heard that in the moments before she was murdered, Randhawa told Singh that she wasn’t scared and that he should go ahead and shoot. The court heard Singh killed the teen because he believed she was cheating on him and that he asked Randhawa for the truth or he would kill her.


HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. — A 74-yearold aboriginal elder has ended his hunger strike in Labrador. Todd Russell, president of the NunatuKavut Community Council, says James Learning has been released from police custody on an undertaking. Learning, who has cancer, was protesting the construction of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in central Labrador. He was arrested Friday for slowing traffic on a highway near the project. Learning is a member of the council, which represents the Inuit-Metis of southern Labrador.



Ceremonial Sikh daggers to be allowed in B.C. courts, with sheriff approval VANCOUVER — Sikhs will soon be able to wear their ceremonial daggers in B.C. courthouses as long as a sheriff agrees they observe the religion’s other tenets. The B.C. government says the change will be effective Friday and is in keeping with policies introduced in Alberta and Toronto courthouses over the past year. Anyone wanting to wear the Kirpan must inform the sheriff they are wearing one that meets the 19-centimetre size requirement and must also be wearing a turban and the ceremonial iron bracelet. The sheriff will be able to ask the person why they are in court and what their relationship is to the case. The sheriffs will be able to maintain the discretion to refuse a kirpan into the courthouse on a caseby-case basis. The government says it is making the change due to a 2006 Supreme Court of Canada decision and also noted policies accommodating kirpans are already in place in Parliament.

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is being criticized for its approach to anti-bullying legislation after a mother’s allegations that a sexual assault led to her daughter’s suicide. Leah Parsons says her 17-year-old daughter, Rehtaeh, was pulled off life-support Sunday night after she hanged herself last week. Karen Casey, the Liberal party’s education critic, says she asked the government to pressure Ottawa last year to make changes to the Criminal Code to address cyberbullying, but the proposal was voted down by the NDP’s majority. Leah Parsons says her daughter’s life took a turn when she was 15 after she was sexually assaulted by four boys at a home in November 2011. She says one of the boys took a photo of the alleged assault, and her daughter was subjected to bullying afterward as a result. Premier Darrell Dexter says he now believes that Ottawa needs to be urged to toughen the Criminal Code to prevent the circulation of such photos. He also says the government is consulting with the Parsons family on the kind of review it should conduct into the justice system’s handling of the case.

Ikea monkey court battle set for May OSHAWA, Ont. — Darwin the Ikea monkey, or rather, those fighting over his living arrangements, will get their day in court starting next month. A trial has been scheduled over four days in May and June for the civil action launched by Darwin’s self-described “mom.” Darwin has been at Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary since Toronto Animal Services scooped him up wandering around a Toronto Ikea parking lot in December wearing a little shearling coat. He has become the centre of a hotly contested battle between the sanctuary and Yasmin Nakhuda, who alleges animal services officers tricked her into surrendering her monkey. She has already gone before the court twice in ultimately unsuccessful bids to try to get Darwin back on an interim basis, arguing that separating them until the trial would destroy their bond. The full trial has now been scheduled to be heard May 30 and 31 as

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month. First Fridays see the art galleries in Red Deer open their doors to the public, often with new art adorning the walls, as well as live music and snacks to entertain patrons. For the month of April, original artwork from local and regional artists is being featured. At the Harris-Warke Gallery, an exhibit featuring the artwork of Edmonton-based artist Eric Cheung entitled Visual Counterpoints will

be on display until May 4. Just a few doors down at the Hub on Ross, Expressions, showcasing the artistic abilities of Notre Dame High School’s visual art students will be on display until April 30. The public can meet the artists at a reception on Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Corinne Anderton Studio, above DOSE Coffee on Little Gaetz Avenue, opened on April 5, with artwork from Corinne Anderton herself, and Susan Delaney. Both artists are Red Deer College alumni. Delaney’s pieces can be seen at Cafe Pichilingue on Ross Street to May 1. At the Red Deer Public Library, in the Ki-

Clockwise from right: Saskia and Darrell, a Vancouver Island duo called the Great Plains, perform the Simon and Garfunkel classic The Boxer to open their show at the The Hub on Ross as part of First Friday. Susan Delaney adjusts one of her pieces on display at the Corinne Anderton Studio above DOSE Coffee prior to a reception. Life Goes on II is just one of the pieces on display at the Corinne Anderton Studio above DOSE Coffee. The piece was done by Anderton. When Landscapes Meet is just one of the pieces on display at the Harris-Warke Gallery. It is part of a series entitled Visual Counterpoints by Erik Cheung and will be displayed until May 4.

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Clockwise from right: A view of the Harris-Warke Gallery, currently displaying Visual Counterpoints by Erik Cheung. His artwork will by on display until May 4. A view of the Corinne Anderton Studio above DOSE Coffee. The gallery displays the work of Corinne Anderton, and Susan Delaney, who are both Red Deer College alumni. Ivan Daines views Literary Gaze, a mixed media piece by Jacquelyn Shaflik, a Grade 12 Student at Notre Dame High School. The artwork by her and fellow students will be on display at the Hub on Ross, as part of an exhibit entitled Expressions until April 30. Corinne Anderton adjusts the nameplate for one of her pieces on display at the Corinne Anderton Studio above DOSE Coffee prior to a reception.

wanis Gallery, the Red Deer Arts Council and library present When the City Isn’t Looking: Photographs by Bill Peters, which will run until April 25. Peters, from Calgary, will be attending on First Friday to answer questions about photography. The art display This is Home. We Are Guests, by Roberta Murray, is on until the end of the month at the Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The Velvet Olive Lounge will feature A Nod Toward the Yucatan, photos by local photographer Harvey Brink. The display is on for the month of April.




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Best to buy seeds early, as planting season nears Photos by BOB SCAMMELL/freelance

Above: A catch at the Red Deer River — probably the last Alberta river or stream to be stocked with brown trout. Below left: One of the new zero limit signs. Below right: The old sign still up.

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OUTDOORS The new rules went into force on April Fools’, and anglers on both Ravens found contradictory signs at all the popular parking and pulling-off places. There were the new white signs, yes, proclaiming and explaining the new zero limits, but the old yellow and black ones also remained in place, the ones saying you can legally kill and keep two big brown trout per day after June 16th. What was missing was a big sign with red letters: BEWARE: WILD CONTRADICTION AT LARGE ON JUNE 16! Fittingly, just two days after the death of king, or citizen Ralph, came the official death of the mandatory barbless hook regulation he personally pushed into force on April Fools’, 2004, against the advice of his own fisheries biologists. We have accidentally and unwittingly been without the barbless regulation since Sept. of 2011, when it was discovered, according to a note in Important Changes and Notices 2013 in this year’s Guide: “the Federal government inadvertently removed the provision prohibiting the use of barbed hooks.” That blurb goes on: “The intent is to restore the legislation at the earliest opportunity. “Until this occurs, anglers are asked to continue to voluntarily comply with the spirit and intent of the barbless-only regulation and refrain from the use of barbed hooks.” Honorable Diana Mc-

Queen echoes this tripe in the Guide’s “Message from the Minister, but softens the statement of intent by adding that they are “evaluating options to address the barbless hook regulation.” Just what is the “spirit and intent” of a regulation that most barbarians and all fisheries biologists in North America know does not increase the survival rate of released fish? If you really wanted to do that, you’d ban all use of bait which even the 2013 Guide points out, would increase survival of released fish by 22-25%. So, if Alberta’s few fisheries biologists never have, and still don’t support a mandatory barbless regulation, who is pushing for restoration of a useless rule that sticks in the craws of a majority of anglers? A very knowledgeable civilian volunteer for our fisheries says it is “the new philosophy managers,” and I would add “who don’t like anglers very much and don’t care whether we have a quality sport fishery in Alberta, or not.” These are the people who push for native fish at all costs believing it was a crime that we ever planted non-native species in Alberta. My civilian volunteer friend days that stream brown trout in Alberta are about to become targeted for “genetic cleansing,” probably because they compete with native bull trout in a few Alberta rivers and streams. Brook and rainbow trout already are being culled because they out-compete and inter-

B.C. community’s deer-hazing permit goes to the dogs over regulations BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KIMBERLEY, B.C. — The B.C. government has denied a deer-hazing permit to the southeastern City of Kimberley, saying it won’t permit the animals to be harassed by dogs. Municipal councillors voted recently to apply for a 48-hour experimental hazing permit because they wanted to frighten deer that have made their home in the city. There have been numerous reports of habituated deer kicking and chasing people and pets in the province’s south and southeast. Kimberley culled 100 deer in January 2012. Although culls are allowed, Brennan Clark, a provincial government spokesman, said the Wildlife Act

doesn’t currently allow dogs to pursue deer. However, rules allow dogs to hunt wildlife in specific circumstances. Clark says the government is reviewing the possibility of amending the regulations but such an amendment could take at least a year. Members of the B.C. Deer Protection Coalition say they are disappointed because hazing is a viable alternative to culling. “Hazing was part of a multi-pronged approach and now that has been taken away from the city,” said coalition spokeswoman Colleen Bailey. “We are going to make this a campaign issue and to fight for changes that will allow municipalities to access a full range of non-lethal approaches to resolving human-deer conflicts in their communities.”

breed with native bull trout and west slope cutthroats. This may be yet another ill wind that might blow much good the way of my beloved home stream, Prairie Creek, the trophy brown trout population of which has been seriously reduced by the mindless management mistake of imposing a zero limit on a brown trout stream that was already at carrying capacity. When the “new philosophy managers” recall that Prairie — like the Ravens — originally had only natives, bull trout, pike, and rocky mountain whitefish, they might impose in a much-needed generous limit on brown trout, which, resilient species that they are, would soon restore the modest population of really big browns many anglers can remember fishing for — and catching, occasionally — before that zero limit was imposed. But you never know with ill winds. They can die down, and we could soon see the harmful big fish limits restored on the Ravens, maybe even the egregious error of mandatory barbless made all over again. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@

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I had barely got started on the tough slogging through the 78 pages of regulations in Alberta Guide to Sportfishing Regulations, 2013, when a favorite folklore adage popped up in my mind: “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody some good.” That is because two of our most urgent regulation changes are in force this year, but only as a result of somebody’s stupid mistake, in one case, and as a result of an environmental disaster, in the other. There are new allspecies, all-year zero limits on the North and South Raven Rivers. For too many years on both rivers, there has been a harmful limit of two brown trout per day after June 16th, provided each is more than 40 cm. (16 inches). In other words, the biggest and best breeders in each population have been targeted for harvest, something respected fisheries biologists say is a major management mistake. The new all-year zero limits are not the result of Alberta’s fisheries managers suddenly becoming believers and converts to science, but because of concerns about whether last June’s crude oil spill into the Red Deer River has harmed fish in the river and its tributaries, and if eating them could harm humans. Because the Ravens are Red Deer tributaries, they each have the new yearly zero limit, but there is also a trap set for the unwary angler on both streams.





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On Saturday at the Eco Living Fair held at Red Deer College, I gave a talk on Sustainable Medicine. The participants were asked the following question: Can you name 15 wild flowers that grow in this area? Few in the audience felt they could. I suggested those interested in sustainable medicine begin by learning the names of a few local plants this summer. If one does not know a plant’s name, it is impossible to know its medicine or how to care for it. But most importantly, if the plant disappears from the landscape, without a name, who would know it had been there. The audience seemed receptive to the idea. But they seemed a little disappointed that I left this as a homework assignment and did not spend the rest of the talk covering plant’s name. Personally, I find it more interesting to learn a plant’s name in the poplar grove or a meadow where it grows than from a power point presentation. Therefore, I assume every one ABRAH else does as well. ARNESON If interested in learning about medicinal plants that grow in this area, I have the HERBS FOR LIFE perfect opportunity. This year I am co-organizing The Second Alberta Herb Gathering. The first one was in 2011. During the last weekend of July, herbalists from Alberta, B.C., the Yukon and Oregon are coming together to share their knowledge of plant medicine with anyone who is interested. This is the perfect opportunity to discover plant names, identify the medicine in a plant and learn how to use it. Many people think that during an herb gathering, one spends one’s time gathering herbs. This is rarely the case. Although at this gathering there will be some wild foraging. The gathering part of the event is more about a gathering of people enthusiastic to share knowledge with people thrilled to learn. Some people call it a conference. But I think of conferences as being held in small, stuffy rooms in big hotels where weak coffee and tea are served. This is not the case at an herb gathering. Most of it happens outside where plants grow. Few herbalists prefer being indoors over being outdoors. (I know one herbalist who is rather grumpy today because she feels she has been snowed in a little too long.) Most of the gathering takes place outside bathed in the warm sun of July and under starry summer nights. What I really enjoy about herb gatherings, and when we do now hold in Alberta, I always make it to the Montana gathering, is the diversity of people and ways of working with plants. For example, this year, herbal friends from Oregon are coming and they are the most interesting couple I have ment in a very long time. He is French and knows how to make anything with a couple of sticks and twigs, fire, baskets, fish hooks, string, the list goes on and one. She on the other has a playful mind that contains vast knowledge of plant medicine with a bend towards Traditional Chinese Medicine, but using local plants. I could listen to them share their wilderness experiences for hours. Then there are Cree herbalists coming to share their insight into plant medicine. There is a catch though, to learn about a First Nations approach to plant medicine a decent question is required. No question, no knowledge. I love this approach to learning. It certainly saves a lot of time. Sometimes I feel like I am given a whole lot of information I have no question for. Then there is my friend Todd coming from Vancouver. He is an interesting guy who likes to blend science and traditional medicine from India while using plants that grow here in North America. He also is all about food as medicine, and shares many adventures of eating outside of the box. Considering that Alberta spent $1.1 billion on pharmaceutical drugs in 2012, perhaps a little sustainable medicine might be in the best interest of the pocket book. Take advantage of an herb gathering right here at home to learn about few medicinal plants growing in the wood lot. It would be a step towards sustainability I promise. Check it out at Herbs for Life is written by Abrah Arneson, a local clinical herbalist. It is intended for information purposes only. Readers with a specific medical problem should consult a doctor. For more information, visit Arneson can be reached at

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If you’re one of the 50 million North Americans living with nagging arthritis pain, don’t be discouraged by recent news about treatment duds and dangers. Plenty of safe, proven ache-easers can keep you off the sidelines and may eliminate or reduce your dependence on painkillers and postpone the need for a joint replacement. First, some alerts and advice about well-known arthritis pain-relief treatments: ● Diclofenac is the most popular NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) in the world. But a new report says these pills could boost your risk for a heart attack or stroke by 91 per cent, if taken regularly. Experts in Canada have called for a global ban. However, topical (cream) diclofenac could serve as a safer form of the drug for people looking for relief. Over-the-counter pain relievers (ibuprofen and acetaminophen) were once considered super-safe, but they now are known to increase the risk of heart and liver problems by 29 . ● Viscosupplementation, the injection of a layer of synthetic or natural hyaluronic acid into painful knee joints, can offer remarkable relief for some people. But if you are obese, inactive and don’t have good leg strength, it may not make a measurable difference in your comfort level. Even if you’re young or athletic, for no known reason there’s sometimes little benefit. And the new 3-in-1 injections are more likely to cause swelling and joint inflammation right after treatment than the original 1-a-week-for-3-weeks routine (which you can still ask for). For most people, the greatest pain relief comes eight to 12 weeks after beginning treatment and can last for six months or longer. Second, here’s what you can do to safely and effectively handle your arthritic pain. Check out this list of top, research-proven relievers, many of which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve: ● Pain-relieving gels and creams. Over-thecounter ointments containing capsaicin — an extract of red chili peppers — can reduce pain by 40 per cent if used daily for at least a month. Capsaicin works by depleting your body’s supply of substance P, a chemical messenger that transmits pain signals to the brain. The capsaicin ointment may burn when you first apply it, but stick with it. After a few days of use, you will feel the full effects. Need more relief? Ask your doctor about getting a prescription for a NSAID cream or gel. These are applied to your skin over sore joints, so not as much of this potentially harmful medication enters your bloodstream. These may provide relief for up to 60 per cent of people with arthritis. ● Stretching and exercise. Stretching increases blood flow to the joints. Warm-water aerobics, a

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HOWARD LOOKING TO OLYMPICS There is just one major title missing from Glenn Howard’s resume. The Canadian curling legend has won just about every significant event over his storied career but he has yet to step onto the Olympic podium. The 2014 Winter Games might just be his last opportunity to do so. Howard has already qualified for the Canadian Curling Trials this fall. If he emerges victorious at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, he would represent Canada next February in Sochi, Russia. “It’s on my bucket list to get to an Olympics,” Howard said Wednesday. The Midland, Ont., native started curling over 30 years ago and is still at the top of his game. He won the 2012 Tim Hortons Brier and earned his fourth world title later in the year. Howard and teammates Wayne Middaugh, Brent Laing and Craig Savill have been strong again this season. The veteran skip is in top spot on the World Curling Tour’s Order of Merit and he won bronze at the recent national playdowns. Howard said his team will likely sit down in the next week to determine what they need to do so they can peak at the Dec. 1-8 Olympic trials.

Today ● WHL: Red Deer Rebels at Calgary Hitmen, fifth game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, if necessary, 7 p.m., Saddledome.

Friday ● Midget football: Calgary Hilltoppers at Prairie Fire, 8 p.m., Lacombe ME Global Athletic Park.

Saturday ● WHL: Calgary Hitmen at Red Deer Rebels, sixth game of best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal, if necessary, 7:30 p.m., Centrium.

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Make no mistake — Adam Musil and Taz Burman represent the Red Deer Rebels’ future. Actually, Musil is part of the Rebels’ present, having appeared in each of the last two WHL Eastern Conference semifinal games against the Calgary Hitmen. The Greater Vancouver major midget Canadians teammates — selected by Red Deer in last year’s bantam draft — were summoned to the Rebels by GM/head coach Brent Sutter just prior to the start of the playoffs. Musil, a six-foot-two, 185-pound centre who was picked sixth overall in the 2012 bantam lottery, drew into the lineup for Games 3 and 4 of the conference semifinal, while Burman, the Rebels’ secondround pick, has been strictly a practice performer and spectator. Musil, whose father Frank played nearly 800 NHL games with Minnesota, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton before retiring in 2001, appeared in three regular-season games with Red Deer this season. While they were eye-openers for the then 15-year-old, the post-season games have been another story. “Playoffs is much different hockey. Everyone wants to win so it’s harder and more physical,” he said Wednesday, following a practice session at the Centrium and just prior to the club departing for Calgary for tonight’s Game 5 versus the Hitmen at the Saddledome. That’s the case at most lev-

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Left: Forward Adam Musil races for the puck during drills with the Rebels Tuesday. Right, Goalie Taz Burman stretches before practicing with the Rebels. els, but for a youngster stepping out of the midget ranks and matching wits and skills against players up to five years older, the challenge is that much greater. “Playing as a 15-year-old (he turned 16 on March 26), guys are stronger and faster so you have to be that much smarter to win puck battles,” said Musil. “But it’s a great experience for me to play playoff games here and now I have to bring it to training camp next fall and try to be the best there. “That’s what I can hope for — that this experience, including getting used to the travel and

living with billets, can help me a lot when I come to main camp in August.” Musil, who along with Burman will attend the Rebels spring prospects camp in June, scored 16 goals and collected 44 points and 30 penalty minutes in 32 games during the BC Major Midget League regular season and three points (1g,2) assists in six playoff outings. “We had a pretty good season as a team, but it was a bit disappointing,” he said. “We lost in the semifinals but we wanted more. Our goal was to win the province.” Now his personal goal is to

help the Rebels prevail tonight and force a sixth game in the series Saturday at the Centrium. So far, he’s been OK with his WHL post-season debut. “When I get a chance I try and work as though it could be my last shift. I always try to do my best when I’m on the ice,” said Musil. Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter will insert Musil back into the lineup tonight and is looking forward to the big centre’s development and contributions over the next few seasons.

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Volleyballers outstanding at RDC KINGS’ TIM FINNIGAN, QUEENS’ KIRSTEN SORENSEN NAMED ATHLETES OF YEAR BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Volleyball was front and centre at the annual RDC awards banquet at RDC Wednesday. Kings power hitter Tim Finnigan received the male athlete of the year award with Queens setter Kirsten Sorensen taking home the top female award. For both Notre Dame grads it was the icing on an outstanding season. In Sorensen’s case it put the lid on her career at RDC. She’ll attend Me- Tim Finnigan morial University in Newfoundland next season. “This was certainly a nice way to finish my time at RDC,” she said. “As for the season we had a great regular season and while the provincials didn’t go as we hoped, overall it was great. I had a lot of fun and this was the best team I’ve ever been on.” The Queens finished fourth at the provincials, but lost both the semifinal and the bronze medal match 3-2. “It could have went either way,” she said. “It was extra tough playing at home, but that’s the way it goes.” Sorensen came to RDC three years ago,

RED DEER COLLEGE AWARDS BANQUET following in the footsteps of Quinn Schultzke. “I didn’t know what to expect when I came here as I thought college was such a high calibre. I was excited to come and be part of that. I never believed I’d be in this position . . . It was awesome to follow Quinn as she was my role model. I don’t compare myself to her, but following her this was a goal of mine and something I’m proud of.” Sorensen was on the Alberta Colleges AthletKirsten ic Conference first-team All-Conference team and Sorensen named the Queens MVP. She was player of the match several times during the season as well as RDC’s athlete of the week. An academic All-Canadian and starting setter for the Queens the past two-and-a-half seasons. Sorensen edged hockey forward Gillian Altheim and soccer defender Amber Regnier for the award. Altheim was the Queens leading scorer and placed third in the league with 21 points in 18 games. Regnier was an ACAC all-star in all three seasons with the Queens and a CCAA academic All-Canadian. She

played a major role in the Queens winning bronze in the ACAC finals. She also received the BMO scholarship for the 2012-13 season. Outside of a gold medal at the national finals, Finnigan couldn’t have written a better script to his season. He helped lead the Kings to the ACAC championship and second place in the nationals. “That’s something that still stings,” he said. “We wanted first, but it’s not bad. We had a couple of bad breaks, but it’s something we can look toward next season.” Finnigan, who joined the Kings this season after two years with the SAIT Trojans, will return next year along with the majority of the starters. Individually Finnigan couldn’t have asked for more. He was on the first-team All-Conference team, MVP and tournament all-star at the ACAC finals and a first-team all-star at the nationals. He was also the RDC male athlete of the week four times, an ACAC athlete of the week twice and the CCAA male athlete of the week in November. “It was a last minute decision to come here and it definitely was the right one,” he said.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — It’s small consolation, but hardcore Tiger Woods fans who can’t make it to the Masters for today’s opening round can at least take the morning off. No matter how many screens you own, golf’s biggest draw won’t make his way onto any of them until sometime after 1 p.m., EST, when the Woods’ threesome — which includes Luke Donald and Scott Piercy — reaches the 11th hole. That’s the start of “Amen Corner” and not coincidentally, part of the bonus coverage being streamed live on, as well as several other online outlets. The Masters website’s live coverage of this year’s tournament begins with a streaming telecast from the driving range at 10:45 a.m., which is when the Woods’ group tees off. Fifteen minutes later, coverage of the 15th and 16th holes comes online. At 11:45, viewers will be able to follow the first of the day’s three featured groups — Charl Schwartzel, Webb Simpson and Peter Hanson — as they play the back nine. They’ll be followed at noon by the trio of K.J. Choi, Zach Johnson and Graeme McDowell. The last featured group is Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley and Freddie Ja-

THE MASTERS cobson. Live television coverage doesn’t begin until 3 p.m. on ESPN. The club’s daily selection of featured pairings is designed to provide online viewers with three strong groups — each with at least one major winner — playing the back nine to follow ahead of the full TV coverage. The idea is whet the appetite and not, as some might suspect, to slight Woods. If anything, in fact, think of today’s coverage as the anti-Golf Channel, which rarely passes up the opportunity to show Woods on the course. His group will also be part of Friday’s featured A TRADITION LIKE NO OTHER: Paul Azinger was playing a practice round with Mark Calcavecchia and Ken Green in 1988 when the trio arrived at the 16th, a 170-yard, par-3 over a pond that stretches from the tee to a severely sloping green. To spice things up, each anted up $100 to be awarded to whoever could skip the ball across the water — like a flat stone — and onto the putting surface. In the years since, the sophisticated Masters galleries are in on the joke, practically demanding that every group playing the 16th do the same.

“Nowadays, you get booed if you don’t go along,” Azinger recalled on the 25th anniversary of that singular event. So who cashed that day? “No one made it to the green,” Azinger said. But, hey, at least no one got booed. BRIDGE OVER NOT-SO-TROUBLED WATERS: So if players don’t go along with the informal practice-round tradition at No. 16, how do they keep the boo-birds happy? Well, a hole-in-one certainly works. Defending champion Bubba Watson did just that during his practice round. “Everyone is going to say he should have saved it,” laughed Fred Couples, who was playing behind Watson’s group and had a great vantage point for the ace. “He hit a good shot and it went in. I think that’s well worth it.” And Watson got an ovation, besides. “Oh yeah,” Couples confirmed. Couples, a past champion himself, collected an ace of his own at Augusta National a while back, but it was on the par-3 course. Those aren’t nearly as rare. Ben Crenshaw made his hole-in-one on No. 7 of the “little” course and Nick Watney made another at No. 9.

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Calgary (3) vs. Red Deer (4) (Calgary leads series 3-1) Tuesday’s result Calgary 3 Red Deer 2 (OT) Monday’s result Red Deer 2 Calgary 1 Today’s game Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 13 x-Calgary at Red Deer, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 16 x-Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Portland (1) vs. Spokane (4) (Portland wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Portland 5 Spokane 0 Tuesday’s result Portland 3 Spokane 1 Saturday’s result Portland 3 Spokane 0 Kelowna (2) vs. Kamloops (3) (Kamloops wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Kamloops 4 Kelowna 3 (OT) Tuesday’s result Kamloops 5 Kelowna 4 (OT) Sunday’s result Kelowna 5 Kamloops 1

Kamloops 19 11 8 7 45 Goal — Kelowna: Cooke (L, 4-6); Kamloops: Cheveldave (W, 8-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Kelowna: 0-1; Kamloops: 3-11. NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF y-Pittsburgh 40 30 10 0 60 132 N.Y. Islanders 40 20 16 4 44 117 N.Y. Rangers 40 20 16 4 44 99 New Jersey 40 15 15 10 40 96 Philadelphia 39 17 19 3 37 107

GA 98 120 96 111 122

Boston Montreal Toronto Ottawa Buffalo

Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts 39 26 9 4 56 39 25 9 5 55 40 22 13 5 49 39 19 14 6 44 40 16 18 6 38

GF 113 122 123 96 106

GA 85 94 112 88 122

Washington Winnipeg Tampa Bay Carolina Florida

Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts 40 21 17 2 44 41 20 19 2 42 39 17 20 2 36 39 16 21 2 34 39 13 20 6 32

GF 120 102 124 102 96

GA 112 121 116 126 132

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF x-Chicago 39 30 5 4 64 129 St. Louis 38 22 14 2 46 107 Detroit 39 19 15 5 43 99 Columbus 40 17 16 7 41 95 Nashville 41 15 18 8 38 96

GA 83 98 101 104 110

Vancouver Minnesota Edmonton Calgary Colorado

Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts 40 23 11 6 52 39 22 15 2 46 40 16 17 7 39 39 14 21 4 32 40 13 22 5 31

GF 109 103 102 103 94

GA 96 98 111 138 125

Summaries Wednesday Oil Kings 4 Tigers 2 First period 1. Medicine Hat, Shinkaruk 3 (Becker) 5:41 (sh) 2. Edmonton, Cheek 5 (Samuelsson Wruck) 12:36 Penalties — Hodder M.H.(tripping) 4:36, Samuelsson Edm (cross checking) 9:39, Musil Edm (tripping) 15:41. Second Period 3. Medicine Hat, Leier 2 (Becker McVeigh) 8:06 (pp) Penalties — Reinhart Edm (tripping) 6:32, Reinhart Edm, Becker M.H.(roughing) 14:34, Hodder M.H.(unsportsmanlike cnd.) 15:19, Samuelsson Edm (roughing) 18:51. Third Period 4. Edmonton, Samuelsson 5 (Wruck) 12:40 5. Edmonton, Reinhart 3 (Wruck Kulda) 13:19 6. Edmonton, Samuelsson 6 19:04 (sh en) Penalties — Musil Edm (kneeing) 3:46, Lewington M.H.(roughing) 14:49, Ewanyk Edm (faceoff interferance) 18:22. Shots on goal Edmonton 14 15 13 — 42 Medicine Hat 14 15 5 — 34 Goal — Edmonton: Brossoit (8-1); Medicine Hat: Lanigan (4-4) Power Plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 0-3; Medicine Hat: 1-6 Winterhawks 5 Chiefs 0 First period 1. Portland, De Leo 4 10:53 2. Portland, Peters 1 (Jones) 13:05 (sh) Penalties — Petan Por (hooking) 12:38, King Spo (tripping) 18:56, Spo (too many men) 20:00. Second Period 3. Portland, Rattie 11 (Leipsic Petan) 1:42 (pp) Penalties — Wotherspoon Por, Aviani Spo (roughing) 2:00, Baker Por (roughing), De Champlain Por (fighting), Proft Spo (instigator, fighting, misconduct-helmet), Whittingham Spo (roughing) 12:27. Third Period 4. Portland, Baker 2 (Peters Kopeck) 10:55 5. Portland, Leier 5 (Bjorkstrand Jones) 16:31 Penalties — Spo (roughing) 19:29. Portland 11 15 9 — 35 Spokane 8 10 12 — 30 Goal — Portland: Carruth (W,7-2); Spokane: Williams (L,4-4) Power Plays (goals-chances) — Portland: 1-5; Spokane: 0-1 Blazers 4 Rockets 3 (OT) First Period 1. Kamloops, Kessy 10 (JC Lipon, Ranford) 15:04 (pp) Penalties — Bell Kel (slashing) 1:30, Severson Kel (double high-sticking) 7:52, Severson Kel (highsticking) 13:45, Bowey Kel (checking from behind) 17:21. Second Period 2. Kelowna, Baillie 8 (Franko) 12:48 3. Kamloops, Hrbas 2 (Ranford, JC Lipon) 17:05 4. Kamloops, Needham 1 (UIly, Souto) 19:32 (pp) Penalties — Olsen Kel (interference) 4:36, Needham Kam (hooking) 7:59, Stadel Kel (tripping) 17:56. Third Period 5. Kelowna, Barnett 3 (Baillie, Linaker) 5:03 6. Kelowna, Linaker 3 (Severson) 9:24 Penalties — Bell Kel (misconduct), Baillie Kel (roughing) 1:42, Kelowna bench (too many men; served by Franko) 13:07, Baillie Kel (goaltender interference) 15:46. Overtime 7. Kamloops, Kessy 11 (Edmundson, Ranford) 2:24 (pp) Penalty — Bowey Kel (delay of game) 0:27. Kelowna 4 10 11 0 25

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 41 27 9 5 59 124 Los Angeles 40 22 14 4 48 115 San Jose 39 20 12 7 47 98 Phoenix 40 18 16 6 42 108 Dallas 39 19 17 3 41 109 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

GA 103 101 98 107 118

Wednesday’s Results N.Y. Rangers 3, Toronto 2, SO Boston 5, New Jersey 4 Vancouver 4, Calgary 1 Phoenix 3, Edmonton 1 Colorado 4, Anaheim 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 5 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Ottawa at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Florida at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. SUMMARIES WESNESDAY Coyotes 3 Oilers 1 First Period No scoring Penalties — Eberle Edm (hooking) 6:18. Second Period 1. Phoenix, Gordon 4 (Moss, Klinkhammer) 0:37 2. Phoenix, Vermette 9 9:00 Penalties — Smithson Edm (tripping) 6:20, Vrbata Pho (tripping) 6:25, Doan Pho (interference) 15:08, Hemsky Edm (high-sticking) 17:45. Third Period 3. Edmonton, Yakupov 10 (Smyth, Horcoff) 7:49 4. Phoenix, Moss 5 (Gordon) 19:51 (pp) Penalties — Yakupov Edm (interference) 9:09, Hanzal Pho (boarding) 12:51, Yandle Pho (slashing) 16:27, Yakupov Edm (cross-checking) 16:27, Horcoff Edm (cross-checking) 19:43. Shots on goal Phoenix 10 12 10 — 32 Edmonton 8 7 15 — 30 Phoenix: Smith (W, 13-11-3); Edmonton: Dubnyk (L, 12-13-6). Power plays (goals-chances) — Phoenix: 1-5; Edmonton: 0-3. Canucks 4 Flames 1 First Period 1. Calgary, Glencross 15 (Reinhart, Stempniak) 16:17 2. Vancouver, Burrows 12 (D. Sedin, Garrison) 17:21 Penalties — Garrison Vcr (hooking) 12:53. Second Period No scoring. Penalties — D. Sedin Vcr (hooking) 4:57, Tanguay Cal (hooking) 5:25, Kesler Vcr (hooking) 11:38, Baertschi Cal (tripping) 13:44, Roy Vcr (unsportsmanlike conduct — embellishment), Jones Cal (roughing) 15:02, Lapierre Vcr (tripping) 16:56. Third Period 3. Vancouver, Lapierre 3 (Ebbett) 12:37. 4. Vancouver, Raymond 10 (Hamhuis, Kesler) 15:34 5. Vancouver, D. Sedin 11 (H. Sedin, Hamhuis) 17:27 (pp) Penalties — Giordano Cal (delay of game) 0:11, Giordano Cal (hooking) 16:22. Vancouver 10 10 9 — 29 Calgary 13 10 18 — 41 Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (W, 8-4-3); Calgary: Kiprusoff (L, 6-13-2). Power-plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 1-4; Calgary: 0-4.

Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 5 3 .625 — Baltimore 4 4 .500 1 New York 4 4 .500 1 Tampa Bay 4 5 .444 1 1/2 Toronto 3 5 .375 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 6 3 .667 — Chicago 4 4 .500 1 1/2 Detroit 4 4 .500 1 1/2 Minnesota 4 5 .444 2 Cleveland 3 5 .375 2 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 6 2 .750 — Texas 6 3 .667 1/2 Seattle 4 5 .444 2 1/2 Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3 1/2 Houston 2 6 .250 4 Wednesday’s Results Toronto 8, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 2, Texas 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore 8, Boston 5 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 0 Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Houston at Seattle, late Today’s Games Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-0) at Detroit (Fister 1-0), 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Boston (Aceves 0-0), 5:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-0), 8:05 p.m.

Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-1), 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 8 1 .889 — Washington 6 2 .750 1 1/2 New York 5 4 .556 3 Philadelphia 4 5 .444 4 Miami 1 8 .111 7 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 5 4 .556 — St. Louis 5 4 .556 — Chicago 3 5 .375 1 1/2 Pittsburgh 3 6 .333 2 Milwaukee 2 6 .250 2 1/2 West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 6 3 .667 — San Francisco 6 3 .667 — Los Angeles 4 3 .571 1 Colorado 5 4 .556 1 San Diego 2 5 .286 3 Wednesday’s Results St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 10, Colorado 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 0 Milwaukee at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers at San Diego late Today’s Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-1), 12:20 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0) at San Diego (Marquis 0-1), 8:10 p.m.

Soccer WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE QUARTERFINAL First Leg Barcelona (Spain) 1, Paris SG (France) 1; 3-3 aggregate; Barcelona advanced on 2-1 away goals Juventus (Italy) 0, Bayern Munich (Germany) 2, Bayern Munchen advanced 4-0 on aggregate CONCACAF Champions League Monterrey (Mexico) vs. LA Galaxy (United States) Scotland Division 1 Dunfermline 0, Falkirk 2 Brazil Botafogo 3, Friburguense 1 Brazil Campeonato Paulista Uniao Barbarense vs. Sao Paulo England League One Crewe Alexandra 0, Brentford 2 Asian Champions League GROUP A Al Jazira (United Arab Emirates) 1, Al-Jaish (Qatar) 1 Tractor Sazi (Iran) 0, Al Shabab (Saudi Arabia) 1

GROUP C Al Gharafa (Qatar) 3, Al Nasr (United Arab Emirates) 1 Al-Ahli (Saudi Arabia) 4, Sepahan (Iran) 1 GROUP E Vegalta Sendai (Japan) 1, FC Seoul (South Korea) 0 Buriram United (Thailand) 2, Jiangsu Sainty (China) 0 GROUP G Pohang Steelers (South Korea) 1, Sanfrecce Hiroshima (Japan) 1 Beijing Guoan (China) 0, Bunyodkor (Uzbekistan) 1 Germany Bundesliga 3 Babelsberg 0, Stuttgart II 0 Rot-Weiss Erfurt 0, Karlsruhe 1 Japan Yamazaki Nabisco Cup Albirex Niigata 1, Kashima Antlers 2 Cerezo Osaka 2, F.C. Tokyo 1 Jubilo Iwata 1, Shonan Bellmare 0 Kawasaki Frontale 0, Shimizu S-Pulse 0 Nagoya Grampus 1, Oita Trinita 1 Omiya Ardija 1, Ventforet Kofu 3

MASTERS: Sarazen makes first albatross MEMBER’S BOUNCE: Speaking of knocking it straight into the cup, Gene Sarazen made the first albatross on the par-5, 15th hole at Augusta National when he holed out from 235 yards with a 4-wood in the final round of the 1935 Masters. It became known as the “shot heard ’round the world.” Former USGA president Fred Ridley made the most recent 2, and no one saw it — not even Ridley. Ridley, a club member and chairman of the Masters competition committee, was playing in the late afternoon a few weeks ago when he hit hybrid for his second shot. “We couldn’t see it go in,” Ridley said. “It was late in the evening and the sun was in our eyes. When we got to the hole, it was a weird feeling.” It was the first albatross for Ridley, a former U.S. Amateur champion. The club said it was only the fourth known double eagle on the 15th hole.

REBELS: ‘Unbelievable experience’ “No question, he’s already an established player and it’s not going to take him long to adjust to what this league’s about,” said Sutter. “He does a lot of good things. He can skate, he knows how to play the game and he’s a big kid who really wants to play the game. He has a great passion for the game and plays it with an edge. “He’s so much like his dad that way.” Burman’s role with the Rebels has been limited to practice, but he’s just happy to be with the big club. “It’s been an unbelievable experience, not just being on the ice with the guys and seeing how good they are and how hard their shots are, but also the lifestyle and getting used to the billeting and being with the guys on the road,” said Burman. “It’s been a great experience and something that’s going to be really useful for next year.” Burman, with one eye on pursuing a U.S. college scholarship, didn’t sign a WHL education contract with the Rebels until early March. “I didn’t sign right away just to keep my options open, but really this is where I was always set on playing,” he said. “My parents just wanted me to be relaxed and take my time, but in the end this is where I wanted to be so we signed and it’s good that it’s over with.” The Vancouver native was fifth among B.C. Major League goaltenders with a 2.53 goalsagainst average this season. He also posted a 12-10-1 record. “I felt like I improved from the beginning of the year, so yeah, overall it was pretty good,” he said. While Musil is already pencilled into Red Deer’s 2013-14 lineup, Burman isn’t yet a slam dunk to be with the Rebels next season.

“Unless something changes, we expect him to be here, but you never know,” said Sutter. “It’s a situation where he’s only going to be a 16-year-old and being a 16-year-old goaltender or defenceman is different that being a forward of the same age. It’s a whole different animal.” In the event that Eastern Conference goalie of the year Patrik Bartosak returns as a 20-year-old, it’s possible that Burman will get very few starts. “We want to develop him the right way because he’s going to be a catalyst for us moving forward,” said Sutter. “That’s why we took him in the second round — we want him to be a guy who can play a lot in this league at 17 to 19 years of age, kind of like we did with Cam (Ward). “His 16-year-old season is going to be huge for his development. If I don’t think he can get into 20 to 25 games as a 16-year-old, then it would be foolish for us to keep him for the year.” ● Forward Matt Bellerive will return to the Red Deer lineup tonight after serving a twogame suspension.

ATHLETES: Switch was right move “Coming here my self expectations were to build individually. As for the team we didn’t have many starters back so there weren’t a lot of expectations, but as we started to roll those expectations continued to grow.” One reason Finnigan came to RDC was to switch from the right side to the left. It suited him perfectly. “It feels good,” he said. “The coaching staff helped me a lot. It also helped being at home. It took a lot of stress off as I had home cooked meals and didn’t have to pay rent.” Basketball guard Lloyd Strickland, soccer forward Nolan Hamilton and cross-country runners Devin Woodland and Kieran McDonald were also in the running. Strickland played a key role in the Kings winning the ACAC title and finishing fifth at the nationals. He was a second team all-star in the ACAC, MVP and first team all-star at the provincials. Hamilton led the Kings in scoring with eight goals during the regular season and added six in the playoffs. He was seventh in the CCAA in goal scoring and the most prolific goal scorer in the Kings’ history. Woodland won the ACAC title and was the ACAC male cross-country athlete of the year and an All-Canadian. He had an asthma attack at the CCAA finals and placed a respectable 28th despite not being able to breath. McDonald is the top 19-and-under runner in the province and placed second to Woodland at the ACAC finals. He was the top runner for the ACAC at the nationals, placing fourth. He was the top Albertan at the Athletic Canada cross-country championships in Vancouver, placing 21st and an academic All-Canadian.

Four awarded special recognition A quartet of athletes received special recognition during the scholarship awards portion of the RDC awards banquet at RDC Wednesday. Kings setter Sam Brisbane from Australia received the Jon Walsh Memorial Scholarship with Hunting Hills grad Teagan Ponto taking the Wayne Lalor Memorial Basketball Scholarship. Volleyball power hitter Amber Adolf of Trochu and volleyball Kings middle Jonah Gilham of Medicine Hat sharing the Ralph and Phyllis Ward Elite Athlete Scholarships. Meanwhile two individuals received recognition for their time spent as minor officials. Forgiveness Simbandia has been with the program for the last three years working with soccer, hockey, basketball, curling and volleyball and will be leaving for the University of Alberta next year. Rachel Weppler started working lines for volleyball and moved on to work with hockey, volleyball, basketball and soccer. She also coordinated the 1A-2A and 3A-4A basketball Seniors Bowls this year and played a major role in organizing the student athletes and volunteers for the scholarship breakfast. Weppler will continue to work with the program. Scholarship awards Al Ferchuk athletic leadership: Karissa Kuhr, Queens volleyball,. Al Ferchuk hockey leadership: Laura Salmons. Dr. Bill Carter Memorial: Camille Trautman, Queens hockey. Queens hockey legacy alumni: Rachael Hoppins. RD Bottling tuition: Sam Brisbane. Red Deer Elks: Joseph Ireland, mixed curling; Chase Grenier, Kings soccer. RDC Foundation: Greg Reddekopp, Kings soccer; Paula Dadensky, Queens soccer. Travis Pickering Memorial: Devin Woodland, cross-country running. Sports World hockey: Leah Boucher. Scott Builders: Jessica Stewart, Queens soccer. Retire First/Allan Family: Catherine Alcorn, cross-country running.

RDC AWARDS Cross-country running: Devin Woodland. Handel Kings basketball: Robert Pierce. Red Deer Curling Centre: Kaitlyn Sherrer, Jeff Ireland. Henry’s Eavestroughing Kings volleyball: Braden O’Toole. Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel: Carlee Ness, Queens hockey. Red Deer Bottling: Lloyd Strickland. Red Deer Bottling Queens hockey: Megan Jones. Team Awards Kings basketball: Ashaunti Hogan, rookie of year (ROY); Brian Presnoslo, most improved player (MIP); Jacob Cusumano, coach’s award (CA); Robert Pierce most valuable player (MVP). Queens basketball: Desirae Paterson, ROY; Kaitlin Bracko, MIP; Sarah Williamson, CA; Amrei Bondzio, MVP. Golf: Jeff Northcott, ROY; Melissa Koster, MIP: Rochelle French, CA; Kyle Morrison, MVP. Cross-country running: Kieran McDonald, ROY; Laura Friesen, MIP; Catherine Alcorn, CA; Devin Woodland, MVP. Curling: Jason Johanson, ROY; Nicole Ireland, MIP; Lindsay Janko, CA; Kaitlyn Sherrer, MVP. Queens hockey: Jade Petrie, ROY; Megan Jones, MIP; Laura Salmons, CA; Camille Trautman, MVP. Kings soccer: Chase Grenier, ROY; Logan Grenier, MIP; Evan Forester, CA; Nolan Hamilton, MVP. Queens soccer: Terra Salmon, ROY; Kristi Lem, MIP; Claire Wallace, CA; Amber Regnier, MVP. Queens futsal: Tara Berger, ROY; Jessica Stewart, MIP: Cori van der Voort, CA; Alexandra Moyer, MVP. Kings futsal: Stefan Dugas, ROY; Gurjit Sandhu, MIP; Andrew Jevne, CA; Alim Hirji, MVP. Kings volleyball: Sam Brisbane, ROY; Pat McIntyre, MIP; Braden O’Toole, CA; Tim Finnigan, MVP. Queens volleyball: Maddi Quinn, ROY; Megan Schmidt, MIP; Sidney Ponto, CA; Kirsten Sorensen, MVP. Team Service Awards Queens hockey: Erik Lodge, Cody Reynolds, John Englehardt, Andy Nowicki. Queens volleyball: Mandy Carroll, Mel Laluk, Mark Richter. Kings basketball: Ken Smith Clint Unsworth. Kings volleyball: Aaron Yasinski, Blake Henwood, Terence McMullen. Queens basketball: Dan Jensen, Dave Koelsnik. Curling: Eldon Raab. Cross-country running: Jodi Sanguin, Lori Leduc, Nathan Doerksen, Anna Duda. Kings soccer/futsal: Doug Holloway, Gaelan Lavery, Stephen Kelly. Queens soccer/futsal: Sam Vockeroth, Katrina Loiselle, Lee Wiebe. Golf: Fred Cardwell, Dylan Goranson.

stats head NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE z-Miami y-New York y-Indiana x-Brooklyn x-Chicago x-Atlanta x-Boston x-Milw Phil Toronto Washington Detroit Cleveland Orlando Charlotte

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L 16 26 29 32 35 36 38 41 47 48 50 52 54 59 60

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x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference Wednesday’s Results Detroit 111, Cleveland 104 Atlanta 124, Philadelphia 101 Orlando 113, Milwaukee 103, OT Miami 103, Washington 98 Brooklyn 101, Boston 93 Phoenix 102, Dallas 91 L.A. Lakers 113, Portland 106 Sacramento 121, New Orleans 110 L.A. Clippers 111, Minnesota 95 Denver 96, San Antonio 86

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WHL Playoffs All Times Local SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Medicine Hat (7) (Edmonton wins series 4-0) Wednesday’s result Edmonton 4 Medicine Hat 2 Tuesday’s result Edmonton 9 Medicine Hat 2 Sunday’s result Edmonton 2 Medicine Hat 0


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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Casey Janssen points to first base in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Wednesday. Toronto won 8-6.

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Jays rally to beat Detroit BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Toronto 8 Detroit 6 DETROIT — J.P. Arencibia and Mark DeRosa gave the struggling Toronto Blue Jays a chance to feel good. Arencibia hit a three-run double in the seventh inning and the Blue Jays rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on Wednesday. Toronto had opened a season of high expectations with five losses in seven games. “No reason to panic, but when you see it slipping away in the fifth or sixth inning, it was nice for the bats to come alive,” said DeRosa, whose pinch-hit double in the sixth got the comeback started in earnest. “We obviously didn’t get off to the start we wanted to, but we fought.” Detroit led 6-1 in the sixth, but starter Rick Porcello allowed hits to the first three batters that inning. They all eventually scored, and Toronto added four more runs the following inning. Brayan Villarreal (0-1) came on with one on and one out in the seventh and proceeded to walk three straight hitters, forcing in a run. Arencibia followed with a drive to the gap in left-centre off Octavio Dotel to make it 8-6. “It was nice to finally get a few hits and walks and guys grinding out at-

bats, and string it all in the same inning,” Arencibia said. “To score, you need to be able to do that collectively in an inning.” Aaron Loup (1-0) pitched a scoreless sixth for the Blue Jays. Casey Janssen, the last of five Toronto relievers, pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. The game started after a rain delay of 2 hours, 29 minutes, and it was also raining when the Tigers made the final out. The Blue Jays fell behind early. Mark Buehrle, acquired in the same off-season trade that brought Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson to Toronto, allowed six runs — five earned — in 4 1-3 innings. Three of those runs came home after Buehrle left the game in the fifth. Reliever Steve Delabar allowed basesloaded walks to Victor Martinez and pinch-hitter Andy Dirks, and Jhonny Peralta added an RBI single to make it 6-1. But Porcello didn’t get another out. He allowed four runs and eight hits in five-plus innings and left the lead to what is already a beleaguered Detroit bullpen. The Tigers don’t have a set closer. Manager Jim Leyland says he’s willing to use anyone to pitch with a lead in the ninth inning — but he never even got to make that decision Wednesday.



Luongo stops 40 as Canucks win FLAMES-CANUCKS

Vancouver 4 Calgary 1 CALGARY — Maxim Lapierre scored the go-ahead goal and Roberto Luongo, in a surprise start, made 40 saves as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Wednesday night. Andrew Ebbett centred a pass that Lapierre swatted behind Miikka Kiprusoff from the top of the crease, breaking a 1-1 tie at 12:37 of the third period. Up until that goal, most of the play in the third had been in the Vancouver end where Luongo was sharp in turning aside dangerous chance after chance. Calgary outshot the Canucks 41-29 in the game including 18-9 in the final 20 minutes. Alex Burrows, Mason Raymond and Daniel Sedin also scored for Vancouver (23-11-6), winners of nine of its last 12. The Canucks, who began a fivegame road trip, opened up a six-point lead atop the Northwest Division over the Minnesota Wild. They will also make stops in Colorado, Nashville, St. Louis and Dallas. Curtis Glencross with his team-leading 15th had the lone goal for Calgary (14-21-4), which has lost six of its last seven. The Flames remain tied with the Florida Panthers for second-last overall. They both entered the night three points up on the Avalanche, who

were playing the Anaheim Ducks. Cory Schneider was supposed to get the start for Vancouver but fell ill, so the Canucks turned to Luongo who started for the first time in 12 games. Schneider was so under the weather that the Canucks arranged to dress University of Calgary goaltender Dustin Butler as their backup goaltender. Vancouver’s all-time leader in wins, Luongo won his first game since he defeated Nashville on March 14 to improve to 8-4-3. Luongo was also the centre of attention all night for the sell-out Scotiabank Saddledome crowd of 19,289, which included numerous throngs of fans wearing Canucks jerseys. Every time Luongo made a save, boos mixed with “Lou’s” rained down from the crowd. The crowd really got charged up in a sequence midway through the third. Mikael Backlund’s shot off the wing was stopped, and as the rebound kicked into the air and was batted at the net by Glencross, Luongo jabbed out his glove with some flourish and snatched it out of the air. At the other end, Kiprusoff made 25 saves. The 36-year-old Finn entered the night ranked last in the NHL with an .873 save percentage and second-last with a 3.58 goals-against average.

Coyotes stay in playoff picture with win over Oilers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Phoenix 3 Edmonton 1 EDMONTON — David Moss and Boyd Gordon each had a goal and an assist as the Phoenix Coyotes stayed in the playoff picture with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday. Antoine Vermette also scored for the Coyotes (18-16-6) who have gone 5-1-2 in their last eight games and now sit in sole possession of ninth place in the Western Conference, just one point back of the idle Detroit Red Wings. Nail Yakupov responded for the Oilers (16-17-6) who are sliding out of contention, having lost four in a row and sitting four points below the playoff cut in 12th. Phoenix got a gift goal to start the second period, scoring just 37 seconds in as Gordon sent what should have been a harmless shot on net from the corner that would have gone wide had it not hit Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk and deflected in. Dubnyk was directly responsible for giving the Coyotes a 2-0 lead nine minutes into the second period as well. The Oilers goalie went out to play a

puck behind the net and got tangled up before sending the puck straight out in front to the stick of Vermette, who put home his ninth of the year into the empty cage. It was Yakupov’s turn for an egregious Oilers give-away with three minutes left in the second as he coughed up the puck at his own blue-line, giving David Moss a short-handed breakaway. Moss had Dubnyk beat with a nifty deke, but ended up hitting the post. The shots favoured Phoenix 22-15 after 40 minutes. Edmonton finally got onto the scoreboard eight minutes into the third period as a Ryan Smyth shot caromed off of the leg of Phoenix defender Michael Stone and Yakupov was able to redeem himself for his earlier gaffe by batting in his 10th of the year to make it 2-1. Phoenix put the game away with a power-play goal from Moss with nine seconds left in regulation time. The Coyotes travel to Calgary to face the Flames and cap off a three-game trip on Friday. The Oilers host the Flames on Saturday.












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GARDEN CLUB Learn about growing shrubs in Alberta at the next Lacombe and District Garden Club meeting on Tuesday. Shane LePage of Wild Rose Garden and Tree Service will speak about the best and worst shrubs to grow in Alberta gardens. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Lacombe Memorial Centre’s County Room. More information is available by calling Pamela at 403-782-5061.

Asbestos removal planned PART OF INNISFAIL CATHOLIC SCHOOL RENO BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A Catholic school in Innisfail will require removal of asbestos as part of an extensive renovation project that gets underway next year. Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools will be upgrading the Grade 1 to 9 St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School. Ken Jaeger, supervisor of support services for Red Deer Catholic, said that St. Marguerite will receive a library, a large gym and associated changerooms, a few extra classrooms, and repurposing existing space to have better administrative and ca-

EXPERTS TALK PARKINSON’S Learn more about a central nervous system degenerative disorder during Parkinson Alberta Education Day taking place on Wednesday. For $10, you’ll get to hear experts talk about Parkinson’s disease, plus see educational displays and have lunch. Registration runs from 8 to 9 a.m. at Davenport Church of Christ at 68 Donlevy Ave. in Red Deer. Pre-registration is required. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Speakers will talk on effective voice treatment, living holistically with chronic illness, healing power of music and current medical research. For more information or to register, call 403-346-4463 or email at mherron@

ASPIRE RAFFLE The April 18 draw date for the 2013 Aspire Children’s Raffle is drawing near. Proceeds from the raffle will fund support services and programs for local children with special needs. The grand prize is a 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye valued at over $23,000. The draw will be made at Aspire’s Evening of Decadent Dessert at Westerner Park. Raffle tickets are $5 each, and are available at all sponsor locations and at Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre, at 4826 47th St. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.

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construction material,” said Jaeger. It was basically used in insulation and some floor tiles may contain it. Asbestos is carcinogenic when airborne. Some of it will be removed as part of construction so a company will be hired to properly remove it, said Jaeger. Parents will receive letters when it’s time to remove this asbestos, he added. Jaeger said that construction is proceeding well at Father Henri Voisin School in Clearview Ridge. It’s part of the public-private partnership projects that are being built as part of a provincial government bundle. It will open in September 2014. The school district has also received government approval for two modular classrooms to be put in place for Sept. 1 at Holy Trinity School.

reer and technology studies (CTS). This is a joint project involving Chinook’s Edge School Division, along with the Town of Innisfail and Red Deer County. Chinook’s Edge has a high school and middle school on the site that Jaeger describes as a school campus. St. Marguerite is housed within the Chinook’s Edge elementary school, John Wilson School. “So there’s a large gymnasium at the high school where the town and the county have made a financial contribution for community access and upgraded facilities,” said Jaeger. Chinook’s Edge is also creating some changes to classrooms and shifting grades between the schools so they can free up and give more school space to St. Marguerite. “Two of these buildings are built in the 1950s and 1960s so asbestos was a common



Council forced to revisit plan for trash bins BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Adam Guthrie, a student at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School waits for his cue while performing during the school’s athletic and band program award ceremonies on Wednesday.

Man accused in fatal 2010 collision faces bail hearing He was held in custody pending a bail hearing set for Wednesday afternoon, but the hearing was set over for one day at the request of Ponoka lawyer Craig Paterson, who is acting as his agent only and will represent him at the bail hearing. Crown prosecutor Robin Joudrey indicated in Red Deer provincial court last week that she will oppose Arens’ release and that she will apply to have his earlier bail revoked. Arens was to have been tried on the original charges by Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury over a period of eight weeks, starting on March 25. However, the trial was postponed late in January when he fired his lawyer, Will Willms. A new trial date is to be set in Court of Queen’s Bench on May 6.

A bail hearing has been rescheduled to this afternoon for a man who is awaiting trial in connection with a fatal collision in Red Deer almost three years ago. Building contractor Rodney Ross Arens, 35, was charged with multiple criminal offences in connection with a two-vehicle collision on July 1, 2010, in which a teenaged boy was killed and his older brother and sister were injured. Charges include impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, and two counts each of impaired driving causing injury and dangerous driving causing injury. Arens turned himself in to Ponoka RCMP on April 4 after missing a court appearance on new charges, including breaching conditions of his release, along with a set of traffic offences.

Trash talk was on the agenda at Lacombe city council this week. About 70 residents crammed council chambers to voice their opposition to a plan to replace large back alley communal garbage bins with smaller household roll-out models. Under the city’s new Solid Waste Roadmap, a pilot project was proposed to replace 60 of the bins with 240 roll-out versions. Replacing all of the city’s roughly 600 bins with roll-outs was expected to take about 10 years, and when complete was estimated to add another $3.30 to monthly utility bills. Some of those opposed argued that the roll-out bins would be inconvenient, costly, difficult to manoeuvre in winter conditions, and could prove a nuisance for seniors. Council voted unanimously to revisit the garbage issue and gave staff two weeks to come back with a public consultation plan. In a news release, Mayor Steve Christie calls the attendance an example of “democracy in action. “Council has been elected to make the best possible decision based on sound information and a transparent public consultation process, and we look to move forward on this issue with these principles in mind.” Matthew Goudy, the city’s engineer, said about 70 per cent of the community is served by the large dumpsters and the rest already use roll-out bins. Dumpsters have not been without their problems. “We find a lot of people abuse them,” said Goudy. “They drop off couches, they drop off barbecues and mowers and all sorts of stuff,” he said, adding a boa constrictor, deer carcasses and engine blocks to the list. Roll-out bins encourage people to be more responsible about what they put in the trash, which also reduces volumes. The road map also proposed roadside recycling, introducing a compost system, and changing the way the Lacombe Regional Solid Waste Commission charges the city for garbage among other initiatives. Goudy said the entire garbage plan is on hold for now until more public feedback is received and a revised plan, if required, is presented to council.

Sylvan raising funds for urgent care BUSINESS PLAN IN WORKS BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Sylvan Lake and Area Urgent Care Committee is seeking funding help to go ahead with a business plan to build its case for a local facility. The Town of Sylvan Lake approved a $2,000 contribution on Monday and Eckville, Bentley and Red Deer and Lacombe Counties will be asked for matching contributions. Five summer villages around the lake have already put in a total of $2,000. Committee chair Mayor Susan Samson said other community donations are expected to add about $6,000 to $7,000. The committee already has a list of consultants who will be approached to submit




a proposal. It is expected a business plan will cost up to $15,000 and take about three months to complete. “The business plan is critical for us right now because we were hoping that the Family Care Clinics (proposed by Premier Alison Redford in the last election) were going to solve the problem,” said Samson. But once doctors on the committee and members of the Wolf Creek Primary Care Network looked at the fine print, they decided they could not support the proposed clinics. The funding for clinics is unclear and the way they would be managed does not meet the needs of the Sylvan Lake area, she said. Alberta Health Services has identified the area as needing additional health care in the zone integrated plan. “But there were no solutions identified and no funding attached.” Samson said the premier and health

minister have assured communities that Family Care Clinics will not be based on a single model. They will be designed to meet local needs. That’s where the business plan comes in. It will be based on statistical data and will be designed to mesh with the family care clinic concept. “What we’re going to look at in the beginning is something that is economically viable and efficient,” she said, adding existing facilities will be used to provide additional care such as extended laboratory and X-ray hours. Sylvan Lake and area residents have been fighting for several years for a facility that provides accessible medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries and sickness, seven days a week, with extended operating hours for residents and visitors.


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BRIEFS Sylvan contract set A local business has been awarded the contract to supply furniture to Sylvan Lake’s new town hall. Sylvan Lake Business Solutions beat out 10 other suppliers to win the contract worth up to $160,000 to outfit the building nearing the final stages of completion. Council also approved a motion directing administration to look into securing a contract to supply mobile shelving worth up to $20,000. The town had set aside $250,000 in its budget to supply furniture. Audio visual equipment had already used up about $50,000 of the budget. Timcon Construction 1988 Ltd. won the contract to build the $7.2-million town hall, just off 50th Street. The two-storey building replaces cramped quarters in the existing municipal building on 50th Avenue.

Runners sought for charity Central Alberta runners are invited to hit the trails to help build a girls’ high school in rural northern Afghanistan. The Co-operators Run for Afghanistan Schools will run in Lacombe on April 28 to benefit A Better World Canada’s 100 Classroom Project in Afghanistan. The fourth annual Freedom Run will help build a sixth school, giving access to 10,000 students. University students Azalea Lehndorff and Faith Calaminos founded the event in 2010 and since then it has raised $50,000. With other donations, a total of five schools have been completed and more than 9,000 students are enrolled. Two iPad minis, courtesy of Royal LePage Lifestyles Realty, will be given away as top prizes. Runners can register online and obtain pledge sheets through the Running Room website or at the A Better World Office in Lacombe, at No. 103 5033 52nd St. Participants can run for two, five or 10 km. Race day registration for the twokm walk/run only will be available. The race start-finish is at Canadian University College Physical Education Centre, 6602 Maple Drive, Lacombe. All donations are tax deductible.

Paddle Across Canada A fundraising canoe trip retracing the North West Company voyageurs’ route starts in Rocky Mountain House on May 16. The Paddle Across Canada Tour has six outdoor education councillors — four Canadians, an Australian and an American — paddling in a traditional eight-metre voyageur canoe during the four-month, 5,000-km trek to Lachine, Que. They’ll make various stops to celebrate Canadian fur trading history. The sextet hopes to raise $5,000, to be split between three Ontario outdoor education centres: Camp Couchiching in Orillia, Camp Outlook in Kingston and Toronto’s PINE project. More information on the trip, including a donation site and blog to be updated throughout the adventure, is available online at

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Although there is still ice on area sloughs, lakes and ponds, returning Canada geese and water fowl of all kinds are finding some open water in fields in Central Alberta. A true harbinger of spring, the return of migratory birds after a long winter is a sure sign that warmer spring weather will soon be here. thored five papers on the subject. Edwards will present a 30-minute excerpt of an actual meeting showing his work in serious crime at the gathering. Beauchamp has been recognized for his work with restorative justice in rural development, and is the chairman of the Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium and the provincial restorative justice association. He co-ordinates programs with the Innisfail Restorative Justice Society. The Innisfail program has been very successful, said Corinne Anderson, Red Deer Youth Justice Committee professional and community development co-ordinator. That program greatly involves victims of crime. “We’re getting more requests from victims to be part of disclosing the impact that these crimes have had on them and their families,” said Anderson, who added that the committee is dealing with more serious crimes than in years past. She said the Red Deer group is looking at the Innisfail model, and if there is interest, similar methods could be implemented here. The Red Deer Youth Justice Committee works with young offenders, as an alternative to the court system. Lunch will be served at the event. There is limited seating available. To RSVP, email rdjyconference@

Trial into stabbing sought A Three Hills man charged in connection with a stabbing on Sylvan Lake has asked for a jury trial in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench. Casey Kristopher Staple, 27, was charged with aggravated assault and three counts of breaching release conditions. Sylvan Lake RCMP were called on Jan. 26 to complaints that someone had been stabbed during a fight inside a temporary hut set up for ice fishing. Defence counsel John MacNaughton has asked for a preliminary hearing to test the Crown’s case against his client before proceeding to trial. The hearing is scheduled for the afternoon of Nov. 15 in Red Deer provincial court.

kidnapping a Red Deer man and attempting to extort money from him and his girlfriend. Logan Mitchell, 18, is charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement and two counts of extortion in connection with an incident reported to the Sylvan Lake RCMP on March 4. Police allege that Mitchell and three co-accused, Thomas Larkin, 33, Scott Hebert, 32, and Gregory Roberts, 26, kidnapped a man in Red Deer on March 4 and held him until March 5, when he was able to escape. Roberts was also to have had a bail hearing on Wednesday, but it was adjourned at the request of defence counsel Patty MacNaughton, who had not yet met with her client. All four of the accused remain in custody and are to return to court on Friday to enter their pleas, including bail hearings for those who have not yet spoken to their release.

Man denied bail A former Rimbey man will remain in custody pending a preliminary hearing on a long list of weapons and property offences. Tyler Shaw, 28, was arrested near Blackfalds on Feb. 13 by RCMP who stopped a vehicle for traffic infractions. Police allege finding two unsecured firearms in the back seat of the vehicle, as well as a variety of illegal drugs and stolen property stowed in various locations within the vehicle. Police allege that further investigation revealed the goods recovered from the vehicle were reported stolen from 10 locations in the rural area between Blackfalds and Eckville.

Shaw was denied bail in a hearing held before Judge Jim Hunter in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday. A woman arrested with Shaw remains at large after missing her court appearance, scheduled for Feb. 22. A warrant was issued on that date for the arrest of Lindsay Mazzei, 30, who is also charged with break and enter and possession of stolen property.

Gang member sentenced One of the men arrested in a gang raid two years ago has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and will not be allowed to own firearms for at least 20 years after his release. James Willert of Red Deer was among a group of six men arrested by RCMP who raided three homes in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer. Willert, 26 at the time of his arrest, was charged with numerous criminal offences, including production of a controlled substance, possession of controlled substances, possession for trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000, possession of a firearm with ammunition, possession of a restricted weapon, unsafe storage of a firearm and possession of a weapon without a permit. Willert had planned to go to trial and was supposed to be arraigned in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday. However, a plea agreement was reached beforehand and the global sentence passed. In a press conference after the raid, RCMP Supt. Brian Simpson said all six suspects arrested were part of a Red Deer gang that had been under investigation in the previous months.

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Fame... and all that jazz JUNO-NOMINATED JAZZ SINGER EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW JOKES OF SUSAN LUCCI COMPARISONS BY VICTORIA AHEARN THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — With five Juno nominations but no wins yet, Toronto jazz vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow has her mind on a certain wedding cliche as well as a famous soap-opera star ahead of the awards bash. “Always a bridesmaid,” the velvet-voiced singer said with a sigh and a laugh in a recent interview. “My dream is to be the Susan Lucci of the Junos. I want to be nominated 25 times and never win.” Barlow was referring to Lucci’s much-lampooned, multi-Emmy nomination streak from 1978 until 1999, when she finally won the trophy. “But you know what? To me, that’s way cooler than just sort of having a flash in the pan and being nominated and winning once,” Barlow continued good-naturedly in a coffee shop near her beacharea home.

“People disappear — you see this happen with artists, where their name is everywhere and then it’s crickets. So to be invited to the party on a sort of regular basis to me, it means that I am making a living making music, it means that I am having a career that has some kind of longevity. And that, to me, is my goal.” Barlow’s dulcet tones have made her beloved in the jazz world and beyond for well over a decade (she’s also been doing TV voiceover work and sung on jingles since she was young). For this year’s Junos, which will be held April 21 in Regina, the blue-eyed brunette is a contender for vocal jazz album of the year for Seule ce soir. Her competition includes Diana Krall, Diana Panton, Carol Welsman and Elizabeth Shepherd. “There’s no rivalry. There’s room for all of us,” said Barlow, 36. “Diana Krall is generally present in the category and generally wins, and she deserves to. She’s

amazing. She’s a great piano player, a great singer, so I have no problem, certainly, losing to her. And I’m very happy to be in the same category as her.” It’s the same category for which four of Barlow’s other previous albums were in the running: 2001’s Tribute, 2007’s The Very Thought Of You, 2009’s Haven’t We Met?, and 2010’s The Beat Goes On. But this album is much different than the others, as it features Francophone songs and is sung completely in French, which is not her first language. Barlow said she learned French through high school in Toronto, where she grew up surrounded by music in an artistic family (both her parents are professional musicians, and her step-mother’s father was The Friendly Giant star Bob Homme). The Humber College music theory grad picked up the language more as she started playing shows in Quebec, talking to fans after shows and “stumbling through interviews,” she said.

The Boob Tour stopping in Alberta towns The anti-cancer fundraiser The Boob Tour comedy show will soon be coming to a Central Alberta venue near you. Residents of Stettler can catch the show’s nine comedians at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Stettler Hall. Proceeds will go to Stettler Relay for Life. ● The Boob Tour also stops in Red Deer on April 19. It will be presented at 8 p.m. at 6500-67th St. in support of Red Deer Relay for Life. For more information about the Red Deer show, please call the box office at 403-346-6626. ● The show will be performed in Olds at 8 p.m. on

April 20, at 4520-46th St. Proceeds will go to a fundraiser for Andrea Barker. Please call 403-556-7088 for more information. ● The tour will be performed at 4725-43rd St. in Sylvan Lake at 7 p.m. on April 27, in collaboration with Lakeview Optimist Club to benefit local programs for youths with cancer. Please call the box office at 403-396-2793. ● And in Rimbey it will be performed May 10 at 8 p.m. at 5109-54th St. Where box office numbers are not provided, tickets are $25 to $30 at the door.

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A fearfully original theatrical presentation that encompasses movement, monologues, masks and multimedia will open tonight at the Slumland Theatre in downtown Red Deer. The show Abasement explores the various fears people have and what we do with those fears. Graduating students of Red Deer College’s Theatre Performance and Creation program will be using skills they learned over the past two years. They will also be drawing on their “collectively dark aesthetic,” said Brooke Dalton, one of the participating students. “Fear is something everyone has to deal with and can be seen in a va-

NASHVILLE — The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized pioneers who are responsible for the genre’s growing diversity by selecting its new class of Kenny Rogers, Bobby Bare and Jack Clement. The trio of trailblazing inductees attended a news conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to announce the class of 2013. Each has made a significant impact on country music, making bold decisions that helped spread the genre beyond its traditional borders. With songs like The Gambler, Lucille and the Lionel Richie-produced Lady, Rogers was both a pop music crossover and a pop culture sensation in the 1970s and ’80s. He starred in TV movies in the role of The Gambler, and with his trademark white hair and beard remains one of music’s most recognizable figures. He was inducted in the modern era category. “I tell you I came here one day with some friends of mine and walked around looking at these plaques,” Rogers, 74, said during his speech, “and this is truly rarified air in here.” Rogers started in a jazz band, moved on to folk and a had a hit with Just Checked In (to See What Condition My Condition Is In) with The First Edition before he arrived at country already well past the age when today’s aspirants are shown the door. He helped push country into pop territory “for better or worse,” he joked in an interview after the induction ceremony. “It’s just been a wonderful life for me,” Rogers said, “and I think what I’d like to believe I did, which is what the new generation is doing, is bring a lot of people to country music who wouldn’t have listened to it otherwise.” “Cowboy” Jack Clement began as an artist, but made his biggest contributions as a producer with historic instincts. He played a crucial role in the history of rock ’n’ roll, working as a producer and engineer at Sun Records during an era when acts like Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley changed the way we listen to music. He produced Cash’s iconic Ring of Fire, adding the mariachi horns that became the song’s signature. He sent Jerry Lee Lewis away, his daughter said in an acceptance speech that she read for her father, because he was singing the songs of others. He instructed the future rock ’n’ roll legend to find his own sound before he came back. Clement also produced a young Charley Pride, a black artist who defied country stereotypes to become a platinum-selling sensation. Clement, 82, joined Cash, Pride and Presley in the hall of fame Wednesday, entering in the nonperformer category. And Bare, inducted in the veterans era category, charted his own path after being signed by Chet Atkins. Once a roommate of Willie Nelson, he emulated the freethinking outlaw movement, though never actually joined it, by inspiring his contemporaries to move freely from country to pop and rock, and back again.

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No rush for trade pact with EU NO DEADLINE FOR THE CANADA-EU PACT: MENZIES BY BTHE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — There is no deadline for the completion of a free-trade pact between Canada and the European Union, Ted Menzies, minister of state for finance, said Wednesday. Talks between the two sides have been dragging on for years with a couple of deadlines already coming and going. Menzies said the proposal is more complex than the North American Free Trade Agreement, which took years to hammer out. “These are complicated negotiations and it is a totally different level,” Menzies said following a speech at the EU-Canada Conference in Calgary.

“It’s the new style of free trade agreement and we don’t even call them free trade agreements. They are economic and trade agreements,” he said. The wide-ranging negotiations, which would give Canadian exporters access to the world’s single largest market, have proven much more difficult than anyone expected. Talks began in 2009 and the initial completion date was the end of 2011. That was pushed back a year and now it’s anybody’s guess. “There’s a lot at stake and when you hear the number values — like $17 trillion — there’s a lot of interest at stake here so it’s very important and we need to get it right.” A member of the European Union del-

egation to Canada told the audience that they shouldn’t be concerned about the delays or problems with the ongoing negotiations. Maurizio Cellini, head of the economic and trade section for the EU delegation, said they’ve made progress during nine rounds of negotiations over three years. He said the talks have reached a very advanced state. “We truly hope to be able to overcome the remaining obstacles in the coming weeks and we hope to be able to close the negotiations quite soon.” Menzies declined to discuss what the sticking points are, but said it doesn’t involve contentious issues such as the fuel quality directive, a proposal that would penalize fuel derived from Alberta’a oilsands.



Porter Airlines faces hurdles Porter Airlines unveiled an ambitious plan to become the third national carrier on Wednesday after signing an agreement to buy a dozen new Bombardier CS100 jets and expand the cities where it flies. But the company faces several significant hurdles along the way as it seeks to change the rules and extend the runway at the small waterfront airport where it’s headquartered in Toronto. Porter president and chief executive Robert Deluce is he’s confident enough that his airline will prevail that he doesn’t have a backup plan. Porter aims to serve destinations across North America after the first new planes are delivered in 2016. Deluce said the airline plans to fly the jets to destinations such as Vancouver, Los Angeles and Florida that its current fleet of turboprops can’t reach.

Dutch recall 50,000 tons of meat Dutch authorities are recalling 50,000 tons of meat sold as beef across Europe because its exact source cannot be established and it may contain horse meat, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The announcement was the latest development in a far-reaching scandal that saw horse meat mixed in with other meats and sold as beef across the continent without informing consumers. The scandal led to recalls of products ranging from frozen lasagna to Ikea’s Swedish meatballs. In all, 370 different companies around Europe and 132 more in the Netherlands are affected by the latest recall because they bought meat from two Dutch trading companies, said Esther Filon of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press


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Sophear Restaurant and Bar general manager Angela Colp and chefs Bonna Sith and Bryson Higney are set for the opening of the new restaurant today. Located at 6712 Gaetz Ave. in the former premises of New Year Restaurant, Sophear will specialize in modern Asian cuisine, with food from countries like Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It will be operated by the Sok family, who also own the Blue Dragon Restaurant in Red Deer and the Bamboo Hut in Sylvan Lake.

WTO cuts forecast for exports BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — Global trade will be weaker than expected this year as European economies struggle with their debt crisis, and will recover only slightly in 2014, the World Trade Organization said Wednesday. The global trade body forecast in its annual report that trade would grow 3.3 per cent during 2013, significantly less than the 4.5 per cent it had earlier predicted. That would be only a meagre improvement from the 2 per cent rise in 2012, a terrible year for global trade. Exports were ravaged then by the financial turmoil in the 17-country eurozone, economic aftershocks from Japan’s earthquake and nuclear crisis, and the impact of political unrest in the oil-rich Middle East. The WTO had earlier forecast a 3.7 per cent

rise in trade in 2012, based on what WTO economist Coleman Nee described as assumptions that the European Union was “getting its act together” financially. In fact, the debt crisis continued and remains a source of uncertainty for the bloc, the world’s largest economic region. Trade growth remains well below the 5.3 per cent rate it averaged over the last 20 years, the WTO said. The figures represent the total volume of merchandise exported across borders, accounting for changes in prices and exchange rates. The WTO’s director-general, Pascal Lamy, said “the final trade numbers for 2012 are quite sobering,” with developed economies notching a paltry 1 per cent increase in their exports last year while shipments from developing economies grew 3.3 per cent.

SASKATOON — Bank of Montreal CEO Bill Downe says the bank has used the controversial temporary foreign worker program to fill shortterm gaps. However, Downe, who was grilled about the issue of outsourcing Canadian jobs to foreign workers during the bank’s annual meeting, said the bank is abiding by the rules set out under the federal program. “(We) have used it for the filling of short-term skills gaps where they exist, but (have) also put in place a framework to ensure that we’re complying both with the letter and spirit of the federal program,” he told shareholders Wednesday. Shareholders called for clarity from BMO following the outrage surrounding Royal Bank (TSX:RY) and its decision to outsource the work of 45 employees to a company that used the temporary foreign worker program. iGate brought its own employees into Canada under the program so they could be trained at RBC branches for the services they’ll be providing to the bank. The program is supposed enable companies to bring workers from overseas when they can’t find enough Canadians to fill those positions. But it has been criticized for allowing businesses to use cheap foreign labour at the expense of Canadian jobs. One BMO shareholder said she wanted to feel proud to invest in an ethical bank that does not “hollow out” the Canadian middle class. “I think this bank could lead the way and reduce outsourcing and keep our employees in Canada,” she told the meeting. Downe replied that the “vast majority” of the jobs BMO creates are in Canada and the United States, where it has doubled its footprint through its $4.1-billion acquisition of Marshall and Ilsley Corp. in 2011.

Controlled traffic farming stirring interest PRACTICE COULD INCREASE WATER ABSORPTION, REDUCE FUEL COST, IMPROVE EFFICIENCIES BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR It’s too soon to declare controlled traffic farming the next big thing in agriculture, but the early results of field trials in Alberta should at least raise some eyebrows. A recent report by Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta suggests that the practice of using permanent traffic lanes in fields could increase the rate of water absorption, reduce fuel cost and improve efficiencies. It analyzed the results of the first two years of a three-year project involving controlled traffic farming — or CTF — on five Alberta farms. These include sites near Lacombe and Trochu. Although data is limited, the report pointed to apparent trends related to fuel saving, better infiltration rates and more efficient operations on CTF plots as compared with those farmed using traditional methods. “Result-wise, it’s pretty positive,” said project leader Peter Gamache. He said during the first year of the trial, in 2011, participating farmers were still trying to get used to the system. By 2012, they had become more comfortable and saw improved results.

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Farmers taking part in a controlled traffic farming field day near Lacombe last year get a look at what’s happening to the soil beneath their crops. The CTF plots at Lacombe and Trochu — which were both seeded to barley — produced higher yields than adjacent control plots. The same was true at another site at Dapp, while a CTF plot at Rolling Hills was lower and the final one at Morrin didn’t have a check plot to compare to. “Three of the five are plus,

one we can’t compare and one is lower,” summed up Gamache. He’s optimistic the results will continue to improve over time, although 2013 is slated to be the final year of the project. “We’re trying to find a way to keep it going for a couple more seasons.” Gamache thinks producers are intrigued by CTF, with

about 143 taking part in four field trials last year, and about 120 sitting in on CTF presentations at FarmTech in Edmonton. “I think farmers are very interested, but they’re obviously a bit skeptical in the sense of, ‘Does this make sense?’ or ‘Should I even try this?’ or ‘Why would I do this?’” What’s needed to win them over are documented benefits, particularly with respect to improved yields and cost savings. “We need those results, and what’s happening with our soils.” Controlled Traffic Farming Alberta is funded by the Agriculture & Food Council, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the CAAP program. Additional help has come from the Alberta Crop Industry Development Fund, the Alberta Canola Producers Commission, the Alberta Barley Commission, the Alberta Pulse Growers, the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission, Farmers Edge, Beyond Agronomy, Point Forward Solutions and the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta. More information about controlled traffic farming can be found online at hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 95.38 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 91.84 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.01 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.09 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.39 Cdn. National Railway . . 99.02 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 124.22 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 80.00 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.81 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.31 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 31.83 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.27 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 24.20 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 34.00 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.37 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.73 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.93 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.44 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.72 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 43.76 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 69.76 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.77 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.15 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 72.12 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.05 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 42.05 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.88 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market racked up a solid gain for a second consecutive day Wednesday amid positive news from China, while the release of minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting did little to shake the conviction that the Fed is in no rush to end its current economic stimulus. The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 50.85 points to 12,534.91 with gains limited by falling gold stocks and retreating bullion prices. The Canadian dollar climbed 0.18 of a cent to 98.58 cents US. U.S. indexes also rose as the minutes showed that some Federal Reserve officials favoured an end to the bond buying program known as quantitative easing as early as this summer. Several others thought that if labour conditions improved as expected, the Fed could slow purchases later in the year and stop them by year-end. However, that meeting took place well before a dismal employment report for March was released last Friday. The Fed released the minutes early after discovering that some copies had been sent by mistake to Capitol Hill staffers and trade groups on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 128.78 points to a record high close at 14,802.24, while the Nasdaq composite index climbed 59.4 points to 3,297.25. The S&P 500 index also closed at a record high, up 19.12 points at 1,587.73. The gains followed customs data that showed China posted an unexpected trade deficit of US$800 million in March as imports rose 14.1 per cent after having grown five per cent in the combined January-February period. The report suggested Chinese manufacturers and consumers might be buying more, raising hopes for stronger performance from the world’s second-biggest economy. Traders had expected China to post a $15.3-billion surplus for last month. “While the data has been volatile of late due to holiday distortions, it is clear that the underlying trend in imports is gaining momentum,” said Mark Chandler, head of Canadian FIC Strategy at RBC Dominion Securities. The positive trade data followed the release of lower inflation data Tuesday which gave China some leeway in being able to take further measures to stimulate growth, which came in at 7.9 per cent in the three months ended in December, up from the previous quarter’s 7.4 per cent. “I think China and the emerging markets in general will continue to grow at high single-digit rates,” said Paul Vaillancourt, managing director of Fiera Capital Canadian Wealth Management. “And with inflation numbers coming in confirming that there is no sort of hard landing in China, that is very positive. And I think we will continue to see some strong demand coming from the region. That obviously impacts raw materials like copper and other metals a bit more.” The financial sector led advanc-

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.55 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.89 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 55.65 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.37 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.61 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 24.81 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.03 First Quantum Minerals . 19.22 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 32.00 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 9.49 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 7.11 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 40.39 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.82 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 29.08 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.48 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 40.27 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.57 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.44 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.69 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.38 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.60 Canyon Services Group. 10.73 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.52 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.680 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.69 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.15 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 88.68 ers, up 1.43 per cent with Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) up $1.02 to $58.39 and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) ahead 39 cents to $14.65. The telecom sector gained 0.94 per cent while Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) advanced 62 cents to $52.35. Commodity prices were mixed following initial strong gains in the wake of Tuesday’s Chinese inflation data. The May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange shed early declines to edge up 44 cents to US$94.64 a barrel as data showed crude supplies rose much less than expected last week in the U.S. Inventories grew by 300,000 barrels, against the 1.4 million barrels that economists had expected. The energy sector rose 1.05 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed 34 cents to C$32.38. The gold sector led declines, down about 4.25 per cent as June bullion in New York fell $27.90 to US$1,558.80 an ounce after Goldman Sachs cut its price target for the precious metal. The investment bank said it now expects an average price for gold in 2013 of $1,545, down from a prior forecast of $1,610. It was the second cut for their gold forecast in less than two months. Also, Cyprus said it was selling some gold from its reserves to contribute to the country’s bailout. Gold has fallen seven per cent so far this year.l Iamgold (TSX:IMG) slipped 32 cents to C$6.52 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) faded 97 cents to $32. A big contributor to the sector’s loss was Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX). Its shares tumbled $2.35 or 8.65 per cent to $24.81 after a Chilean court suspended its Pascua-Lama mine after indigenous communities complained that the project is threatening their water supply and polluting glaciers. Barrick said Wednesday it was still awaiting formal notification of the injunction halting construction on the Chilean side of the Pascua-Lama mining project and would assess the potential implications when it came. The base metals sector gave back some of Tuesday’s strong 3.25 runup, off 0.53 per cent as May copper dipped two cents to US$3.42 a pound. Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) slipped five cents to C$2.66 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) dropped 29 cents to $29.08. In other news, Porter Airlines confirmed that it has signed a conditional deal to buy 12 of Bombardier’s (TSX:BBD.B) new CS100 jets, with options on 18 more. The deal also includes purchase rights for six of Bombardier’s Q400s, the planes which make up Porter’s current fleet. The total purchase could reach US$2.29 billion if all the options and purchase rights are exercised. Bombardier shares edged up one cent to $4.09 after gaining about two per cent Tuesday when the plane purchase was first reported. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has settled a patent lawsuit between its Medicis subsidiary and generic giant Actavis Inc. Valeant shares advanced 76 cents to $74.05. The TSX Venture Exchange slipped 7.03 points to 1,047.74.


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Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 40.39 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.31 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.92 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 40.53 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 3.02 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.16 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.29 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 1.100 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.82 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 30.12 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.43 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.20 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.14 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.96 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.39 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.39 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.84 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.02 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 34.83 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 26.50 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 44.08 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 63.74 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 14.65 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 75.13 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.36 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 61.38 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 27.84 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.02

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,534.91 up 50.85 points TSX Venture Exchange — 1,047.74 down 7.03 points TSX 60 — 718.01 up 3.64 points Dow — 14,802.24 up 128.78 points S&P 500 — 1,587.73 up 19.12 points, record close Nasdaq — 3,297.25 up 59.39 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 98.58 cents US, up 0.18 of a cent Pound — C$1.5546, down 0.26 of a cent Euro — C$1.3255, down 0.44 of a cent Euro — US$1.3067, down 0.22 of a cent Oil futures: US$94.64 per barrel, up 44 cents (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,558.80 per oz., down $27.90 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $29.256 per oz., down 24.9 cents $940.58 kg., down $8.01 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 1,047.74, down 7.03 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 130.79 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: May ’13 $3.80 higher $623.10; July ’13 $4.40 higher $610.40; Nov. ’13 $1.00 higher $558.10; Jan. ’14 $0.10 lower $558.10; March ’14 $0.90 lower $551.10; May ’14 $0.90 lower $549.00; July ’14 $0.90 lower $547.10; Nov. ’14 $0.10 lower $522.70; Jan ’15 $0.10 lower $522.70; March ’15 $0.10 lower $522.70; May ’15 $0.10 lower $522.70. Barley (Western): May ’13 unchanged $243.50; July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $244.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $244.00; March ’14 unchanged $244.00; May ’14 unchanged $244.00; July ’14 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $244.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $244.00; March ’15 unchanged $244.00; May ’15 unchanged $244.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 317,320 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 317,320.

Three of Canada’s new wireless carriers say they will better serve their customers outside the industry’s lobby group, which they accuse of favouring Rogers, Bell and Telus. Wind Mobile, Public Mobile and Mobilicity say three-year contracts, roaming rates and tower sharing were among irritants that made them leave the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association. The three small carriers accused the association of taking positions on these issues that favoured Canada’s big three carriers. “Instead of spinning our wheels internally, we will be able to focus the time and energy on helping Canadian consumers,” Mobilicity’s director of legal affairs, Gary Wong, said Wednesday. Public Mobile, Wind Mobile and Mobilicity don’t ask their customers to sign contracts for mobile phones and have brought more competition to



Pidherney’s up for contractor award A Rocky Mountain House-based construction company is in the running for a 2013 Contractor Award. M. Pidherney’s Trucking Ltd. is one of two finalists in the Heavy Civil Contractor category, with Sprague-Rosser Contracting Co. Ltd. of Edmonton the other. The Contractor Awards are organized by Alberta Venture, Merit Contractors Association and the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association. The other award categories are Trade Contractors — Over $15 million annual revenue, Trade Contractors — Under $15 million annual revenue, General Contractors — Over $50 million annual revenue, and General Contractors — Under $50 million annual revenue. Bill Knight, CEO of B&B Demolition Ltd., has already been named the 2013 Construction Person of the Year. The other winners will be announced next Thursday at an awards gala in Edmonton.

Calmena sells wireline division Calmena Energy Services Ltd. (TSX: CEZ) has sold its wireline technologies division, which is based in Red Deer and Grande Prairie. The Calgary company, which provides well-construction services,

confirmed on Tuesday that it’s struck a deal to sell the division to Keane Group Holdings LLC for $12 million in cash. Closing, which remains subject to some conditions, is expected to occur by the end of April. Calmena serves customers in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa.

New neighbourhood moves forward Red Deer’s new Laredo neighbourhood moved forward on Monday, when the city’s municipal planning commission authorized the subdivision of 44.5 acres of bare land within the Lancaster/Vanier East neighbourhood area structure plan. The subdivision will result in the creation of 160 lots, including 121 R1 low-density residential lots and 24 R1G small residential lots and a pair of R3 multi-family residential lots. The developer is Melcor Developments Ltd.

Planners approve new school sites Red Deer’s municipal planning commission has officially carved out the sites for two new schools in the city. The commission on Monday approved the subdivision of lands in Timberlands and Clearview Ridge to create the lots for a public school and a Catholic school respectively. Both will serve students from kindergarten to Grade 5, and are already under construction. The Red Deer Public Schools project is located on the north side of Timothy Drive, and the Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools project is south of Carrington Drive.



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the market since they launched about three years ago. The three small companies are expected to have just over six per cent of the market at the end of this year, up from just under five per cent at the end of 2012, the Convergence Consulting Group has estimated. Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Bell (TSX:BCE) and Telus (TSX:T) have most all the rest — more than 24 million wireless subscribers combined. Wind Mobile’s Simon Lockie said the CWTA’s position backing threeyear contracts favours Rogers, Bell and Telus, which subsidize expensive smartphones over the life of the contract. “The CRTC heard loud and clear it’s the No. 1 issue that Canadians hate,” said Lockie, Wind’s chief regulatory officer. The association called the withdrawal unfortunate and rejected the allegations that it only works on behalf of its large members.

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Celebrations McDonald Pauline McDonald celebrated her 99th birthday in good health, April 6, 2013 at a special supper in Red Deer, with about 30 family and friends.

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Must be vibrant, outgoing & cheerful, 20 hrs. per wk. Computer exp. a must. Drop resumes off in person at East Hill Centre location. Ask for Aleah Start your career! See Help Wanted OFFICE manager req’d for Clive area trucking company. Knowledge of trucking industry and general knowledge of maintenance an asset but willing to train. Exc. wages/benefits. Fax resume to 403-784-2330 or call toll free 1-877-787-2501 TYPIST req’d for hand written manuscript, paid by the hour. 403-391-8246

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As an Approved Home proprietor you will provide ongoing training and support in addition to daily structure in a positive supportive home environment for a young adult male diagnosed with Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and Mild Developmental Disability. The young man did spend time in a youth detention Centre in Calgary. The successful candidate will benefit from experience with persons with substance abuse as well as demonstrate a creative approach for elevating internal stressors. The young man is a talented wood worker and artist. He likes playing pool, swimming, working out and fishing, he enjoys reading National Geographic magazines, World Genius books etc.


Part of the hiring process demands proof of a current Criminal Record check prior to starting. Catholic Social Services will facilitate an orientation session to the Approved Home Program and on-going monthly training is offered as well. The monthly remuneration for the successful candidate is in the range $ 1800.00 - $ 2000.00 per month . Monthly Respite care will also be provided.



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RATTRAY Reclamation Ltd is seeking a versatile individual with a background in farming duties. The position will involve minimal disturbance lease construction and reclamation in the central Alberta area. Duties will include operating tractors and various attachments, fencing and other manual labour, Competitive wages and benefits are available, current oilfield safety tickets are an asset. Please email resume to or fax to (403)-934-5235 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds



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Qualified applicants must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: hr@ Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


MORTGAGE ADMINISTRATOR has an excellent full-time opportunity, in our Red Deer office, to assist in the processing of mortgage documents and applications, as well as handling the phone and walk-ins. We are prepared to train. Requirements: • Analytical skills • Organizational skills • Ability to respond in a clear, concise and professional manner • Successful applicant will exhibit’s values of trust, team work, and accountability. Starting wage $16.00 an hour with a review after six months. Hours are 9-5. To apply submit resume to: No phone calls please. thanks all applicants however; only those invited for an interview will be contacted.

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Needed for an Automobile Dealership in Red Deer. Full-time position. Experience operating a multi-line switchboard and greeting customers in a cheerful manner. Manage an organized reception area. Work in the Sales area and redirect calls for Service and Parts and Body Shop. Office duties such as fax, photocopy and printer. Familiar with e-mail.


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CORDON Hazel Hazel Cordon of Eckville passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on April 9, 2013 at the age of 87. Funeral announcements will be at a later date. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Hazels name to the Canadian Cancer Society #101 6 7 5 1 - 5 2 A v e R e d D e e r, Alberta or to the Red Deer Hospice Society 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB. Condolence may be forwarded though SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151


DYKES Phyllis May With saddened hearts Dorothy, Cheryl, and Gail announce the passing of their beloved mum, Phyllis May Dykes on March 25th, 2013. Phyllis was born in Grays, Essex County, England on October 8th, 1927 the second child of seven. Phyllis was in London during the blitz bombing of World War II and that is where she met her future husband, Canadian Thomas Dykes a gunner in the 37 Battery, 17 Field Regiment, 5th Canadian Armoured Division and they were married there. She travelled to Canada on the first bomber converted to passenger use landing in Halifax, and then travelled by train to Red Deer where her husband’s family owned a mink ranch near the Waskasoo area south of Red Deer. Phyllis and Tom eventually moved to the North Hill in Red Deer and started their own mink ranch. For several years they won awards for their mink pelts at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and also at the Montreal Fur Show before retiring from the mink business in 1957. Phyllis worked at the Red Deer Adviser before she was employed by the Alberta Fish and Wildlife office in Red Deer and worked there until her retirement in 1987. She also worked part time for Boucher’s Telephone Answering Service. Phyllis was active in the Red Deer Toastmistress Club, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Canadian War Bride Society. Phyllis also served her church St. Luke’s Anglican teaching Sunday school, doing visitations, and serving on the Alter Guild. She also volunteered at the Golden Circle and the Red Deer Museum. Phyllis is lovingly remembered by her daughters, Dorothy Edmundson, Cheryl Pyne, and Gail (Bob) Lewis; grandchildren, Doug Sparrow, Colleen (Rob) Whitley, and Karen (Jason) Park; and great grandchildren, Morgan and Blake Sparrow, Patrick and Michael Whitley, Henry and Gwendelynn Park; one sister Doreen in England; and a dear family friend Joyce Piebiak; as well as her extended family and many other friends. Phyllis was predeceased by five of her siblings and son-in-laws Dale Pyne and Jim Edmundson. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff in the Emergency Department at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their excellent care and attention preceding Phyllis’s passing. A Celebration of Life service for Phyllis will be held at St. Luke’s Anglican Church at 4929 - 54 Street in Red Deer on April 13th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. The family invites all those attending to stay for lunch and fellowship in the church hall following the service. E-mail condolences can be sent in care of:

BOYDEN Victoria “Grace” Victoria “Grace” Boyden (nee Hall) was born July 4, 1928 in Barrhead Alberta. She passed away April 6, 2013 in Trochu, Alberta. Grace grew up in the Hespero area. She married Paul Kaikkonen and was busy with assisting Paul on the farm at Hespero and raising their sons; Eino, Jim, Albert, and John until Paul’s passing. A time later Grace remarried Eugene Saari and together had a son Matthew. Eugene and Grace parted ways with his subsequent move to Prince George. Love and friendship entered Grace’s life again when she met and was courted by Bernie Boyden. They were married in 1991. Grace moved to Lousana with Bernie, until being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, then moved to St. Mary’s Lodge, Trochu, where she lived for the last 8 years until her passing on April 6th. Grace was a living angel, forever greeting you with a golden smile. She was loving, caring and thoughtful. Grace was an active volunteer in the Hespero and Lousana communities. Grace’s family always came first, she Card Of Thanks is now with God and has her angel wings. She is survived KUNDERT by her husband, Bernie; four The family of the late Grace sons; Jim Kaikkonen of Kundert would like to thank Edmonton, Albert Kaikkonen friends and family for the of Sylvan Lake, John (Nina|) comforting messages, Kaikkonen of Red Deer and flowers and cards sent M a t t h e w ( Va l ) S a a r i o f during this sad time. Thank Hespero; brother; Ted Hall you to the staff at Harmony of Edmonton, sisters-in-law; Home and Westpark Lodge Leah and Glen of Eckville, for their affection and tender Jean of Delburne, Marge and care of Mom over the years. Dave of Red Deer, Dorothy Thank you to Dr.Tillier for of Ontario and Donna and his compassionate care of Larry of Savona B.C. She Mom and to Dr. Odendaal was pre-deceased by her for his continued care. Also, husbands; Paul Kaikkonen thank you to Steve Bacovsky and Eugene Saari; son Eino; and National Motor Coach of and brother James Hall and Calgary. Your generous sister Elizabeth Hall. Funeral nature has touched the Services will be held on family deeply and will always Friday April 12, 2013 at be remembered. 1:00 p.m. at the Lousana Shirley, Kathryn, Patricia, Community Center, Lousana Elizabeth, Janet Alberta with Reverend Edith and their families Sandusky officiating. Interment to follow in the Lousana Mildred Laura Armstrong Cemetery. If friends desire, in On January 30, 2013 my lieu of flowers, memorial beloved wife of 19 years donations may be made to marriage was taken from our St. Mary’s Health Care home. She will always be Center of the Alzheimer’s loved and in my heart Association. forever. Thanks to KNEEHILL FUNERAL Tom Barley, Ed and Dianna SERVICES LTD., Rye, Maureen Brownell. Trochu, entrusted with Heaven will have the last arrangements. say. Your loving husband A. 403-442-2123.







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Misc. Services BUSY B’S HANDYMAN Spring & summer bookings. Res./com. Your full service handyman. Brian 403-598-3857


Massage Therapy



Property clean up 340-8666

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

Seniors’ Services


HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for information. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Yard Care


CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. SPRING LAWN CLEANUP 403-373-6182 Call 403-304-0678

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, April 11, 2013


Experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate. Must be able to organize crews and get things done in a timely matter. The right candidate will start out at $100,000.00+/year, with company truck, benefits and bonuses. Work is in the Edson, Fox Creek, Whitecourt area. Hiring immediately. Please forward resumes for review to

Wise Intervention Services Inc. is now hiring for the following positions:

* Downhole Tool Supervisors * Coil Tubing Rig Managers * Crane Truck Operators * Nitrogen Pump Operators * Fluid Pump Operators * Mechanics Competitive wages and benefits. Priority given to applicants with relevant experience, Class 1 Drivers license and valid oilfield tickets. Wise is a leading oilfield services provider that is committed to quality and safety excellence. By empowering positive attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values, our employees care for the success of one another. Please forward all resumes to: or by fax to 403-340-1046



Al-Terra Engineering (Red Deer) Ltd.






Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr.

Dozer Operator Class 1 & 3 Drivers Tractor Operators Loader Operator Labourers Flag People

HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety stardands $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

Fax resume: 403-885-5137 Email resume:

HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking

FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. * Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051 LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $11.00 per hour. 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave.


SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

RELIABLE, competent person required for deliveries, inventory, and stock control. Must have clean drivers abstract, be physically fit, and be able to operate a forklift. Non-smokers preferred. Please fax resume to 403-309-8302 or email brad@




$14.00/HR. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing

Kitchen Helper

$11/hr To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors. Assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume 780-702-5051

F/T & P/T KITCHEN HELPERS Wages $12./hr. Apply in Person w/resume to: BLACKJACK LOUNGE #1, 6350 - 67 St. Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118



Experienced P/T Cocktails Servers & Door Security Apply in person after 3 pm.


ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY Gull Lake. Phone Brian 318-6760 CRIBBER & LABORERS wanted. Start Tuesday April 9. 4 - 5 wks work in Red Deer. Wage negotiable. Contact Kristian @ 403-588-1581 Eagle Builders is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

* Concrete Finishers * General Labourers Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403 885 5516 or e-mail: LOOKING for Experienced Framers for framing and metal farm commercial buildings. 403-318-6406 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

LOOKING for Framers/ carpenters 403-357-9816


We are currently seeking full time

Site Managers.

Responsibilities include; supervision and coordination of all site activities. Maintaining schedules, multiple site personnel and trades, enforce safety policy and ensure the project is completed within contract specifications and scope. The successful candidate will have exceptional communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. They will be able to handle a fast paced work environment and be a team player. Applicants must have a min. of 3-5 yrs. exp. and Journeyperson Certificate. Email your cover letter and resume to Application deadline: April 24th, 2013.

Truckers/ Drivers


Submit resumes by email at or by fax at 403.343.3994


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

We are currently looking for Journeyman and Apprentices for all the below disciplines:

• Competitive Compensation • Benefits/RRSP Package • Apprentice Tuition Reimbursement

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

SEMI RETIRED? SPRING BREAK UP? Seasonal drivers req’d. for local fertilizer dellivery. Clean Class 3 license req’d., AG exp. an asset. Call 403-588-0956. EMAIL: benaltoag@

Misc. Help


NEEDED For delivery of Morning Advocates Mon. through Fri. before 6:30 a.m. and Sat. by 8:00 a.m. in East Rosedale area $643/mo. Reliable vehicle needed !! Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Misc. Help


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

Carriers Needed 4 days/wk Flyers & Sun. Life IN PINES Patterson Cres. & Pamley Ave. Piper Dr. & Pennington Cres. Pallo, Payne & Parsons Cl.

Carriers Needed Riverside Meadows Morning delivery 6 days /wk by 6:30 a.m.

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308


ANDERS AREA Adams Close/ Adair Ave.

Baile Close Boyce St./ Byer Close Barrett Dr/ Beatty Crsc.. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St INGLEWOOD AREA

Illingworth Close

Lancaster Area East half of Lampard Crsc. $61/mo. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area $76/mo.



Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in Michener Area West of 40th Ave. North Ross St. to 52 Street. $236/monthly Good for adult with small car. ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info





Garden Supplies


Dietary Aid/ Housekeeping

positions available. Must be able to work in a team environment. Mandatory criminal record check required. Salary according to union scale. Please apply in writing to Lisa Manning-Eaton, Lodge Manager, 4277 46A Ave. or by fax to: 403-343-1728

6 DAYS PER WK. ( Monday - Saturday) in the town of Olds Earn $500+ for hour and a half per day. Must have own vehicle. 18+ Needed ASAP


Call Quitcy 403-314-4316 qmacaulay@

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

In the towns of:

F/T SYNIK CLOTHING, Gasoline Alley. Exc. hours. Exc. pay, based on exp. Apply w/resume in person.

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

FULL TIME MAINTENANCE AND LABOUR PERSON REQUIRED ASAP. Knowledge of Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Painting. Must have own tools, own vehicle an asset with valid drivers license. Monday - Friday 8 - 5. Come and join our team. Please fax resume 403-346-1086

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

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



3 + 1 BDRM. fully dev. GARDEN SHEDS Most sizes, delivery avail. bungalow in Clearview, quiet location, lrg. dbl. det. garage, 403-314-1870 2.5 baths, fireplace, jacuzzi http://willowrun tub, patio, $1600, May. 1. 403-304-4666 3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 Household bath, new paint & carpets Appliances & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 40 tenants. APPLS. reconditioned lrg. No pets. Off street parking selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 DUPLEX Michener Hill 3 bdrm., Avail. Immed., FREE working clothes $1350/mo./dd utils. incld. dryer to give away. 403-392-7044 GONE

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303



GREAT SUITE IN The Town of Olds LANCASTER FOR Household No collecting! MATURE ADULTS Furnishings Packages come Main floor of house 2 bdrms, ready for delivery! 1 bath, 4 appls. No pets. KITCHEN TABLE WITH Also N/S. Shared laundry. 4 Chairs. Padded, back & $1295 INCL UTIL; SD for the afternoon in front. Exc. cond. Bought at $1295; Avail NOW. Town of Penhold! Sim’s. $150. 403-343-1112 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Also LARGE oak china cabinet, or 403-396-9554 afternoon delivery in exc. cond., $150, computer INNISFAIL older 3 bdrm. desk, $40 403-506-3071 Town of house, lrg. lot. $975/mo. Springbrook M O V I N G S A L E : f r i d g e 403-886-5342 or 357-7817


1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please.

$40; large recliner $20; hide a bed $40; bed & mattress $75; dresser $10; end tables, lamps etc. $5-$10 403-348-2396 SOFA HIDE-A-BED Blue, double. $60. 403-346-3844


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


PS2 w/6 games. $80 obo. XBOX w/6 games. $80 obo. 403-782-3847

THE TASTY BAKERY GENERAL HELP P/T OPPORTUNITY No early mornings, No late nights No Sundays, Apply in person at: Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive (directly behind Nutters)

Employment Training




Industries #1 Choice!

“Low Cost” Quality Training

403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave.


Career Planning

RED DEER WORKS Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE Call: 403-348-8561 Email Career Programs are


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Acreages/ Farms

Houses/ Duplexes

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

SONY STEREO w/surround sound. $180 obo. 403-782-3847




Children's Items


BASSINETTE with skirt $45 obo; 1957 LLOYD baby buggy $45 obo 403-347-0293



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

Condos/ Townhouses


EXCLUSIVE CONDO IN INGLEWOOD! 3 bdrm, 2 full baths. w/ balcony. 5 appls, In-suite laundry. Family friendly. NO PETS, Avail May 1st. $1535 INCL UTIL., SD $1535 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554



BARBEQUE, Brinkman, stainless steel, 60,000 BTU side burners, full cover, new full propane bottle, $200. Nice Shape. 403-347-1992 LIGHT brown recliner, like new, $60; tiger torch & hose, $30; Black & Decker 7 1/4” skill saw, $10.; (2) 2 ton hydralic jack, $10. ea. beige coffee and end table $60, 403-887-4981

Pets & Supplies


LARGE bird cage on stand incl. accessories, $45 obo 403-347-0293



F1 LABRA DOODLES, F1B GOLDEN DOODLES puppies. Visit text 306-521-1371 or call 403-919-1370 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

LACOMBE, 2 bdrm. house with garage, $800/mo. $800 d.d., fridge, stove incl avail,. May 1, 403-348-9059 leave msg.

newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced Misc. for in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 Sale SD $1000. n/s avail. May 1 2 BOXES OF ROMANCE 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 PAPERBACK BOOKS. $45 obo. 403-782-3847 LARGE 2 bdrm. plus den 2000 LB. remote control in 6 plex w/5 appls, close to shopping, avail. now winch, $65; New Woods outdoor 24/hr timer; $10; 403-341-9974 New sz. 11 black leather, SOUTHWOOD PARK zippered boots, $25; 20’ 3110-47TH Avenue, tow ropes (2) $10. ea. 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, leather brown recilner generously sized, 1 1/2 $60 403-887-4981 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, 4 GLASS goblets diamond Sorry no pets. pattern on pedestals 4/$16; oval bowl, mother of pearl antique, $45; WELL KEPT TOWNChinese evergreen $4; HOUSE on 71 St. X-mas cactus, $10; 8 pc. Clean 3 bdrms,1.5 bath, sets cup/saucer bone chiIn-suite laundry. Yard & na rose pattern all/$16; 12 unfinished bsm’t. No pets. ramekin dishes, clear glass N/S $1275 & UTIL; SD diamond cut all/$9; 8 water $1275; Avail NOW! glasses diamond cut all $6; Hearthstone 403-314-0099 6 tall sherry style glasses or 403-396-9554 all/$4/50 403-314-2026

reddeer F/T Customer Service Representative. Must be avail. weekdays and Sat’s. Some outside work req’d. Computer skills an asset. Fax resume to 403-347-0788


60 TOPPING onion sets, a l s o c a l l e d w i n t e r o n - 5 BDRM. house acreage, ions,potted, ready to plant 10 min. S. of Pine Lake & 2/$1, lawn sprinkler $5; 40 min. SE of Red Deer. box of assorted flower pots $1650, $800 d.d. utils. incl., 1 month last month rent, 1 $8 403-314-2026 yr. leasing, references & record of employment. No house pets. Avail. June 1 403-442-2631 or 357-9909

For afternoon delivery once per week

(across from Totem)

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

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


Currently seeking Newspaper carrier for morning delivery

880 LE


2140 2150





Sherwood Crsc

Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Valentine Crsc.




GREENHOUSE WORKERS Market BLACKFALDS ALBERTA LAMB! Fresh, Central AB Greenhouses frozen. Locally grown. Horses We have some seasonal Locally butchered. positions available comPhone 403-782-4095 mencing immediately and WANTED: all types of ending June 1, 2013. horses. Processing locally Duties include planting in Lacombe weekly. seedlings, watering plants, Firewood 403-651-5912 moving plants from one area to another, loading Horse AFFORDABLE plants onto carts and loading trucks. This position Homestead Firewood Boarding is labor intensive and Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. includes working weekends 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 YEAR-AROUND boarding and some evenings (approx. close to Red Deer. Riding 65 hrs./wk.). Must have FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, rings, box-stalls, paddocks. Poplar. Can deliver own transportatin. We will Phone 403-342-0475 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 train. Wage is $11.50/hr. Fax resume to LOGS 403-885-4146 or email to: Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Please note that only those to be interviewed will Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging be contacted. 403-318-4346 LIVE in caretaker req’d. for CLASSIFICATIONS Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner 13 unit condo in Red Deer. BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / FOR RENT • 3000-3200 Reply to del. Lyle 403-783-2275 WANTED • 3250-3390

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

Timberstone Area Timothy Drive Towers Close Turner Crsc. Tobin Gt. $110/mo.

Good for adult with small car.



Farmers' BATTERY DOCTORS Exp. not req’d but heavy lifting is involved, mechanical skills an asset. Hours: Mon. to Fri. 8-5. Apply in person at 1, 4801 78 St. No phone calls please.


Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


Misc. Help

CRAFTSMAN 10” table saw with stand $100 403-347-1637


Misc. Help

• Full Time work • Positions for both our Shop Fabrication & local Field Work • Overtime Eligible

P/T CLASS 1 Truck Driver req’d to haul feed with B-Train Tanker to our farm in Ponoka. 1-2 days per wk, or 3-4 days every other week, approx. 8-10 hrs. per day, flexible hrs. Must have clean driving record Fax resume (403)784-2726 or Phone 403-704-0257

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Fuel Energy Canada, a Service & Fabrication Company for the Oil & Gas Industry, is looking for the following positions for our Red Deer Facility



OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT WTIH TJ PAVING. Looking for Exp`d Class 1 Driver to move equipment and haul * SANDBLASTER material. Exp`d Asphalt Roller Operator. Exp`d *GENERAL LABORER Skid Steer Operator. Comp. WE OFFER: Wages. Great working atmosphere. FAX Resume * Full Time hours to 403-346-8404 or email * Great benefit program after 3 mos. * Most weekends off PIKE WHEATON * Competitive Wages CHEVROLET is currently accepting Hardworking need only resumes for apply. Bring resume to: SERVICE ADVISOR Metal Strip & Coatings POSITION. 4617 63rd Street Must have good communiMon-Fri 8-5. cation skills and have the No Phone Calls Please. ability to work independently or with a group.. Excellent company benefits. Please submit resume in person along with wage ADULT expectations to Joey. CARRIERS

SEEKING Sales & TRANSPORTATION Distributors DESIGN ENGINEER & TECHNOLOGIST. Above industry standard L&N Your No.1 Supplier Ltd. wages, benefits plan, vehicle o/a Himalayan Secret allowance, profit sharing. in Red-Deer, Experience a diverse Req’s F/T Shift sales people variety of projects in for Cosmetics Red Deer & all over Alberta. & Make-Up. $14/hr. P.Eng., E.I.T, or C.E.T & Supervisor with 1 to 2 designation with a minimum years experience $17.50/hr. of 2-5 years experience. Email: Please email resumes to: SIDING INSTALLER Tyler Broks, R.E.T OLD DUTCH with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round FOODS LTD, or fax 403-340-3038. work, must have truck and The Innovative Snack Or visit website: 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 Food Company per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 is looking for Weekend Merchandisers! EYEWEAR We are looking for people LIQUIDATORS who enjoy a fast paced requires and friendly environment. OPTICAL ASSISTANT This position is Saturday Training provided. and Sunday only with 8 to Apply in person with 16 hours per weekend. resume to: 4924 59 St. TRUE POWER ELECTRIC A dependable vehicle is Red Deer, AB. Requires required. We offer a ZEN MASSAGE CLINIC competitive hourly wage of Opening soon. $15.00 per hour, and QUALIFIED Looking for registered mileage for traveling in 3rd and 4th yr. massage therapists. your own vehicle. 403-348-5650 JOURNEYMAN Interested candidates please forward your ELECTRICIANS resume to Old Dutch Restaurant/ Foods Ltd, 7863-49 Ave With Residential roughin Red Deer T4P-2B5, fax to Hotel exp. Competitive wages 347-9155 or email & benefits. harvey.rue@ Fax resume to: BOULEVARD 403-314-5599 Restaurant & WESCLEAN - Red Deer Lounge WATER WELL DRILLING F/T sales position in well COMPANY IN BENTLEY Gasoline Alley established territory REQ’S EXPERIENCED Red Deer County Base salary, commission, WATER WELL and car allowance Food & Beverage E-mail resume to: DRILLERS HELPER Server or with class 3, air. All safety $12.25/hr. fax to 403-347-8803 tickets required. To provide Food & BeverMeal and Accommodation age service, handle provided when out of town. cashiering, arrange and Fax resume with drivers setup the outlet. maintain Trades abstract: 403-748-3015 cleanliness and hygiene.


Truckers/ Drivers


Water management company looking to hire a qualified

Restaurant/ Hotel




Sporting Goods


AB DOER & Power Assistance Attachments. Paid $300, asking $200. 403-342-1752

Travel Packages



11/2 blocks west of hospital!

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

Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Mauricia 403-340-0225

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


ACROSS from park, 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. May. 1 403-304-5337

GREAT FAMILY 4-Plex in Oriole Park

3 bdrms,1.5 baths, 4 appls. No pets. N/S. In-suite laundry. $1095 & Gas & ELECT; SD $1095; Avail MAY 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554



1 BDRM. $740; N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175 1 BDRM. apt. in Penhold, $740/mo. Avail. immed. Incl. most utils, no pets. Call 403-886-5288 1 BDRM. bsmt. suite, utils. incl., washer & dryer, $700 403-346-1292 after 4

TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.

Wanted To Buy


WANTED: Farm Crest electric welder 403-746-5746

ADULT 2 BDRM. spacious suites 3 appls., heat/water incld., Oriole Park. 403-350-1620 Gloria ELNORA, reno’d, 3 bdrm. bsmt., $895/mo. incl. all utils, immed. 348-6594

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, April 11, 2013 D3

Completely furn. 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. apts, condos, & townhouses. Immed., a/c, cable, internet & phone. Short or long term. No pets. $1595 - $2995/mo. 403-347-7791 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852


112 ACRES of bare land, located in Burnt Lake area structure plan, great investment property with future subdivision potential. Asking 1.2M 403-304-5555 FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820

Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

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


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

Rooms For Rent




WAREHOUSE FOR SALE OR LEASE 4860 sq. ft., new, bright, two 14’ O.H. doors, heated, fans, can be divided into 2 bays. Call 403- 318-4848 to view

Mobile Lot


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Automotive Services


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

2010 MAZDA 3 GT sunroof 33986 kms., $15888. 348-8788 Sport & Import




2008 YAMAHA V STAR To u r i n g 1 3 0 0 c c 9 0 0 0 kms.$8000; 403-885-5839


Tires, Parts Acces.

1966 MERCURY Comet 289 motor and C6 trans, accessories 403-704-3714

Auto Wreckers

2007 MERCEDES BENZ GL320 4matic, lthr., nav., sunroof, $31888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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


A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

2005 MINI COOPER lthr., 5 spd, 77596 kms., $17888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2005 FORD Focus 4 dr, 101,900 kms $4900 403-886-5199

IDEAL STARTER / Rental In Penhold $189,900 ! Call John Richardson Century 21 Advantage 403-346-0021 INGLEWOOD. 1042 sq.ft. modified bi-level 3 bdrm , 2 bath, fully finished, n/s, no pets, fenced, $329,900 No agents. Serious inquiries 403-347-1713 evenings

2002 BUICK Century, 1 owner. 153,500 km. Carfax & mechanic asses. incl. 2 sets tires, $4000. 403-346-0785

2000 PONTIAC Grand Am Laebon Homes 346-7273 2 dr. Clean 403-318-3040


ACREAGES FOR SALE BY OWNER, 5+/- ACRES EACH: 1 mile west of Clearwater Trading Store, Caroline. Treed w/pine, poplar & spruce, offering scenic views of the Clearwater valley & Rocky Mountains. $175,000. Natural gas & power on property, Telus on property lines. One acreage incl. a rustic 2 storey log cabin & water well for $250,000. For more info call 403-722-4076.

1998 VW Passat. 4 dr., 2L Turbo, $3800 obo. 403-357-3311


Notice To Creditors And Claimants

If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by May 18, 2013 and provide details of your claim with: J. MacDonald Johnston, Q.C. at Johnston Ming Manning LLP Barristers and Solicitors 4th Floor, 4943 - 50 Street Red Deer, AB. T4N 1Y1 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have. 295087D11,18

NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants Estate of

Chelsea April Stigings who died on June 18, 2012 If you. have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by May 21, 2013 and provide details of your claim with Carolyn J. Tulloch, Barrister & Solicitor at 5030 50 Street P.O. Box 6099 Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1S7 Phone 403-227-5591 Fax 403-227-1230 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

Manufactured Homes


MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225


Successful & busy Dry Cleaners for sale in Stettler, Alberta. URGENT SALE as owner leaving country soon. Annual sale of about $150,000. Please contact Mahinder Dhillon at (780) 655 5038 or (403) 742 4558


Estate of Mary Margaret Moore who died on October 20, 2012

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

Businesses For Sale




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


2007 TOYOTA Camry LE sunroof, $9888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import



COVER (LARGE) FOR MOTORCYCLE, light weight, elastic hem, water repellent. $10. **SOLD**

Public Notices



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


Houses For Sale


Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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

1996 GMC Jimmy, red, new trans. $2500 obo 596-0391

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U.S. senators have deal on background gun checks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Conservative senators from both political parties announced their support for expanding background checks for gun buyers, giving momentum to supporters of stronger restrictions, but it remains unclear if President Barack Obama can push significant gun controls through Congress. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey announced the pact Wednesday. The agreement between two of the most conservative members of each party was expected to make it even likelier that the Senate’s initial vote Thursday to begin debating gun legislation would proceed, despite an effort by conservatives to block consideration of the measure. Subjecting more firearms purchases to federal background checks has been the chief goal of Obama and gun control supporters, who promote the system as a way to prevent criminals and other potentially dangerous people from getting weapons. Manchin cited the December massacre in Connecticut where 20 small children and six educators were murdered, propelling gun control to the top rank of national issues.



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“Truly the events at Newtown changed us all,” he said. “Americans on both sides of the debate can and must find common ground.” Despite the progress on a gun control bill, two major provisions in Obama’s original gun control package — a ban on sales of militarystyle assault weapons and a limit on the size of ammunition magazines — are not even being discussed any more since they have no hope of being passed. Wednesday’s deal would expand the background checks to cover all commercial sales, such as on the Web and at gun shows, closing the so-called gun show loophole. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt. Currently, the system only covers sales through licensed gun dealers. Obama said in a written statement he wished parts of the bill were stronger but that it represents significant progress and if enacted would make it harder for dangerous people to obtain guns. “It recognizes that there are good people on both sides of this issue, and we don’t have to agree on everything to know that we’ve got to do something to stem the tide of gun violence,” he said. $1 billion in bets. Those charged were accused of operating from San Jose, Costa Rica, and from Panama City to take bets almost exclusively from gamblers in the U.S. The operation called Legendz Sports enterprise used 23 companies also charged in the case to operate as payment processors, launder gambling funds and make payouts to customers. The acting chief of the Justice Department’s criminal division, Mythili Raman, says the government is determined to crack down on illegal online gambling by U.S. citizens, regardless of where the business operates or where the defendants live. The indictment, which alleges a conspiracy, was unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Oklahoma.

SUWANEE — Police shot dead a gunman who held four firefighters hostage for hours in a suburban Atlanta home, and all the hostages were slightly injured but should be OK, authorities said. The gunman, who was not identified, had demanded that his power and cable be turned back on, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter. According to public records, the home is in foreclosure. “It’s an unfortunate circumstance. We Powered by did not want this to end this way,” Ritter said. “But with the decisions this guy was Central Alberta’s making, this was his demise.” career site of choice. Five firefighters had responded Wednesday afternoon to what seemed like a routine medical call. The gunman then released one firefighter to move a fire truck. Police used an explosion to distract the gunman and rush into the home. One officer was shot in the hand or arm but should be fine, Ritter said. The firefighters mainly suffered cuts and bruises in the explosion, said fire department Capt. Tommy Rutledge. Police had surrounded the home, and a The Town of Blackfalds has an employment hostage negotiator had been in contact with the suspect. opportunity for a Public Works Environmental


Uruguay to legalize gay marriage MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay’s lawmakers have voted to legalize gay marriage. Their vote makes Uruguay the third country in the Americas after Canada and Argentina to eliminate laws making marriage, adoption and other family rights exclusive to heterosexuals. In all, 11 other nations around the world have already taken this step. The law was backed by 71 of the senators in the 92-seat legislature in Wednesday’s vote. The “marriage equality project” was already approved by ample majorities in both houses, but senators made some changes requiring a final vote by the deputies. President Jose Mujica’s ruling Broad Front majority is expected to put the law into effect within 10 days.

Justice Department seeks $1 billion in probe of illegal sports betting; 34 people charged WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says 34 people have been indicted for allegedly operating an illegal sports bookmaking business that solicited more than

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Fax 403-341-6560 the second Sunday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. No breakfasts will be held in July and Aug. or Nov. Next breakfast will be April 14. Phone 403-782-6441. ● Visions Country Gospel New CD Release Concert will be held at the Elnora Drop In Centre on April 14, 2 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance from, or by phone at 403773-2270, or at the door. ● Innisfail Library Film Circuit presents Take This Waltz at the Century Theatre on April 14 at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $9 by cash or cheque or the use of the Flax Pass. ● Annual General Reunion (AGM) of Sustainable Red Deer Society will be held on April 14, 1 to 6 p.m. at Margaret Parsons Theatre, Red Deer College. A workshop will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. See ● P & H Elevator Preservation Society presents Louisiana Hayride on April 14, 7 p.m. at Stettler Community Hall. Enjoy a night of impersonators including Elvis, Loretta Lynn, Roy Orbison, Willy Nelson, and Patsy Cline. Tickets available from Panda Flowers, 403-742-2725. Tickets are $30 each. ● Remarkable Red Deer: Stories from the Heart of the Parkland is now open at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and will celebrate the centennial of the city of Red Deer. The Grand Opening Celebration on April 14, 1 to 4 p.m. Phone 403-309-8405.


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Friday ● Expressions exhibition of exquisite artworks of Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School students will be featured at The Hub on Ross Gallery for the month of April. The opening reception will take place on April 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. Free of charge. Phone 403-340-4869. ● Geared Up Gear Sale Fundraiser for Kerry Wood Nature Centre will take place at the Nature Centre April 12 to 14. Hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring gently used outdoor gear to sell, with 20 per cent of the proceeds to support continuing environmental education activities, and keep the rest. Drop off gear starting at noon on Friday. Call 403-346-2010. ● Red Deer Public Library Friend’s Spring Public Book Sale will take place in the Snell Auditorium of the downtown branch on April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit ● Botha Old-Time Dances are held on the second Friday and the last Sunday of each month at Botha Community Hall, Sept. through June with some exceptions. No dances Sundays, Dec. 30 and June 30, 2013, and Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. Dancing is from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, both with admission of $10. Different popular old time bands each dance. Next dance is April 12. On Friday, please contribute to and enjoy a pooled lunch served at 11 p.m. On Sunday, please contribute to and enjoy a pooled luncheon of buns/sandwiches and desserts to be shared by all, served at 5 p.m. For more information, call Doug at 403-742-3994. ● Square Dancing at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is held on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. Come out for fun and socialization. New dancers welcome. Drop in fee of $1. For more information please call 403-343-6074. ● Scrabble is offered at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on Fridays at 1 p.m. for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Bowden Thrift Shop is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bowden Pioneer Museum. The museum is closed for the season, but tours can be arranged by calling 403-2242122 or 403-224-3104 or email Bonny at 2201@ See www.bowdenpioneermuseum. com. ● Central Alberta Theatre presents Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Nickel Studio located on the third floor of Red Deer Memorial Centre. Show dates are April 11 to 13, April 18 to 20, and April 25 to 27. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and the lounge opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets available from Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre or at the door,, 403-755-6626. ● Creation Care Conference at Davenport Church of Christ will be offered April 12 to 14. Matthew Morris is a theologian and biologist who will share a Judeo-Christian perspective on environmental care and challenge participants with practical ways to care for creation. Contact Eric at 403-848-3358. ● Lacombe Lifestyle Expo and Marketplace will be held at Lacombe Recreation Complex on April 12 and 13. Vendors, entertainment, and 4-H petting zoo. See, or phone 403-782-4300.

Saturday ● Fabulous Fabric Sale, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother Campaign, will be held on April 13 at Gaetz

Memorial United Church. For more information call Millie at 403-346-4225, or Shirley at 403-3475958. ● Science Saturday Surprise: Pop-Up Monster will take place at the Dawe branch of the Red Deer Public Library on April 13 from 2 to 3 p.m. for ages seven and up. Learn two commonly used paper engineering mechanisms to make a fun paper pop-up creature. Call 403-341-3822 for more information. ● Dahlia Tuber, Gladiolus Corm and Mignon Dahlia Sale — hosted by the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society — will take place April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bower Place Shopping Centre. Each tuber sells for $5 for non-members or $4 for members, corms are two for $1, potted Mignon Dahlias are $5. New members will receive two free tubers and two free corms. For more information visit or call Lorne at 403-346-4902. ● Spring Market at Mirror Community Hall on April 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch available. Tables $10. Contact Gale at 403-788-3835. ● Be Fit For Life Network Get Outdoors Weekend will be celebrated on April 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bower Ponds Community Trail System. See, or phone 403-357-3612. ● Allan Cup will be displayed at Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum until April 13. To have a photo with the cup, stop by the museum before April 13. See or call 403-3418614. ● Red Deer College Theatre Performance and Creation final project — Abasement — will be featured at Slumland Theatre on April 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. The project is comprised of movement pieces, monologues, multimedia, and mask work. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for general admission, and $5 for Theatre Society and Slumland Theatre members showing valid identification. See ● Art Sale Fundraiser for Ecole Fox Run School Band Camp will be offered April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and April 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at the school in Sylvan Lake. Event sponsored by Leslieville Gift Shop. Over 1,000 art pieces from canvas prints to framed prints priced from $50 to $375. Other highlights include a silent auction. Call Lucy for more information at 403-729-3542. ● A Better World Upcoming Events: Annual Humanitarian Day Service with guest Speaker Kathy Lacey will take place Apr. 13 at 9:15 a.m. at the Canadian University College Church, Lacombe. Cost is $20. Phone 403-782-0325. Concert by Ihana Youth Choir with guests Rosedale Valley Stings, Red Deer Youth Orchestra, April 14, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe. Features Monybany Dau film The Ladder of My Life, his story of being a child soldier in Sudan. ● Optimist MS Teen Escape is planning an excursion to West Edmonton Mall on April 13. Local teens invited to meet other teens experiencing MS and enjoy the outing. Contact Terri at 403346-0290. ● Metal artist Christopher DeRubeis will be at Editions Gallery at Bower Place Shopping Centre on April 13, 1 to 2 p.m. Refreshments served. Free of charge. Phone 403-342-2366.

Sunday ● Family Planetarium is offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on April 14. Join an interpreter for a tour of the spring sky starting at 1 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, or $10 per family at the door. Phone 403-346-2010. ● Lacombe Legion Breakfast is offered on


● Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Phone 403-346-4688. ● Ponoka T.O.P.S. meets on Mondays at Ponoka United Church. Weigh in is held from 6:30 to 7 p.m., with the meeting to follow from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Please use the south entrance. Contact Cheryl at 403-348-9893, or Betty at 783-2248. ● Innisfail Library Learning Centre hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 403-227-4407. ● Taoist Tai Chi — experience a relaxing, holistic, low impact exercise at Cronquist Business Park, Bay C16, 5580 45 St. New beginner classes run Monday to Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Continuing year round classes run Monday to Wednesday from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. and Tuesday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Classes also available in Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House and Innisfail. For information call 403-346-6772 or email

● Puppet Club will be held at the Dawe branch of the Red Deer Public Library on April 17. For ages seven and up. Make puppets and take part in interactive puppet shows. Call 403-341-3822 for more information. ● Benalto and Area Rural Crime Watch Society General Meeting will be held April 17 at 7 p.m. at the Sylvan Lake RCMP Detachment. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Michelle Boutin, Ops NCO, Sylvan Detachment, speaking about identity theft, payment card fraud and current trends. For more information call Yvette at 403-746-3429. ● Ponoka United Church Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in and shop for your whole family, including your teenagers. Check out our books, videos, puzzles, also the bedding selection. For more information call 403-783-2493 or 403-783-8627. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Badlanders II is on April 17 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403342-0035. ● Red Deer College Theatre Program present Charles Mee’s romantic comedy Summertime April 17 to 21 in Studio A. Showtime at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on April 20 at 1 p.m. Contains mature subject matter and coarse language. Tickets available from www.bkticketcentre. ca, or by phone 403-755-6626. ● Canadian Foodgrains Bank Beef and Cattle Sale Fundraiser will be held on April 17, 1 p.m. at Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Market in Ponoka. Cattle will be sourced from Edmonton to Olds. Vold, Jones and Vold Auction will donate the facility and commissions. The Foodgrains Bank will provide tax receipts for contributions, and donations are leveraged through the Canadian International Development Agency. To arrange trucking for an animal, contact Terence at 780-621-6767, Andre at 403818-2315, or Larry at 403-782-5218. See www.



● Hunting Hills High School Rock Band Year End Concert takes place on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Centre. Admission is $10 each. Phone 403-342-6655 ext. 1118. ● Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lacombe Memorial Centre. Next meeting is April 16. Shane LePage from Wild Rose Garden and Tree Service will speak about the best and worst shrubs for Alberta. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 or email ● Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor at 7 p.m. Next meeting is April 16. No meetings in July and Aug. Phone 403-347-5075. ● Celiac Support Group meets in the coffee lounge at the south location of Sobeys Inc. on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be on April 16. See www.celiac. ca, or contact Fay at 403-347-3248, or Clarice at 403-341-4351 or email Red Deer Celiacs @yahoo. ca. ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 offers karaoke at Molly B’s Pub on Tuesdays and Thursdays

● Red Deer and District Garden Club meets on April 18 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 7 p.m. Guest speaker Annelise Doolaege will talk about spring gardens, blooming bulbs and more. For more information call Noreen at 403-346-7728, or 403-357-4071. ● Central Alberta Prostate Awareness and Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Gaetz Memorial United Church in the parlour. The next meeting is April 18. This group has experience and information to share. Knowing about the prostate, symptoms of prostate cancer, and other prostate diseases can save your life. Men and spouses are welcome. Phone 403-350-5511. ● Dancercise is a senior friendly, low impact, dance class, and a great way to get your exercise and meet new people, held Thursdays at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. There is a drop-in fee of $1. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, April 18, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels. Admission is $7. Phone 403-347-


With the Bentley Generals hosting the Allan Cup in Red Deer April 15-20, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has the trophy, awarded to the top Senior Men’s Hockey team in Canada, on display until April 13.

at 7 p.m., and wing night on Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Stettler TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Tuesday at St. George’s Anglican Church. Weigh-in from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. with the meeting to follow at 6:30 p.m. Call Gail at 403-7422626, or Brenda at 403-742-6087. ● Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Parkland Old Thyme Music Makers. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations. ● Multiple Sclerosis Society Special Op’s Learning Session will be held on April 16, 10:30 a.m. at Bethany CollegeSide Adult Day Support Room. Phone 403-346-0290.

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Classroom Agriculture Program is seeking volunteers and also taking classroom presentation bookings. The program helps children learn about the food they eat, where it comes from, and the importance of agriculture in the province. Farmers, ranchers, agri-food experts, government members and other individuals who have agriculture experience are sought to present hour long presentations using story-telling, hand-on props, fun activities guided and suggested by CAP. To register as a volunteer, or to book a classroom presentation, see, or contact Karen at 403-710-1959, ● Red Deer Paraplegic Association Chair Leaders 2013 event is now seeking leader participants to spend the morning of May 10 in a wheelchair doing their regular duties, and then come together at Motion Specialties at 3 p.m. to enjoy drinks and snacks, and discuss the challenges of the day. To participate, contact Jeff at 403-341-5060, or email to, or Wanda at; see also, or ● Red Deer Clothing Bank is seeking volunteers to sort donations and to work in the thrift shop, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, as well as donations of gently used clothing, housewares, bedding, dishes, pots and pans, small household items, and knick-knacks which can be resold in the thrift shop to raise money for warm winter clothing. Contact Ted at 403-346-3554 or Helene at 403-358-3219. ● Benalto Train Station project is seeking financial donors who will be permanently recognized in the station interior. Donors who donate amounts of $5,000, $3,000, $1,000, $100, and $25 will be recognized. Donations may be made to Benalto Booster Club Centennial Project, Box 135, Benalto, Alberta T0M 0H0, or contact Lynne at 403-7465746,, or Dave at 403-7463429, or ● Friends Over 45 is an organization for women who are new to Red Deer or who have experienced lifestyle changes and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For further information phone or Shirley at 403-346-7160 or Gloria at 403-346-7160. ● Rock The Change — An all ages concert in tribute to the youth of Red Deer, especially those gone too soon — will take place June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bower Ponds Outdoor Stage. Admission by donation. All donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefiting Red Deer Suicide Information and Education Services. Featured performances by several local artists, merchandise for sale, guest speaker, food and drink available for purchase. Please note: No alcohol will be served or permitted on grounds. For more information or to make a donation visit ● Reading for a Change Book Club will be offered by Red Deer Public Library in conjunction with Canadian Mental Health Association on the

first Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown branch. Because of the upcoming library renovation, the group will meet in various rooms. Please check with the library staff each time. Book titles include: Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf on May 7, The Centre Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks on June 4. To register and obtain books, or phone CMHA 403-342-2266. ● Métis Hivernant Days — Aug. 2 to 4 in Big Valley. On Friday meet the train flying the Metis flags at 4 p.m.; on Saturday at the Community Hall: Breakfast at 8 p.m. for $5, opening ceremony at 9 a.m., parade, capote making, starting at $20, bannock making, beading projects, children’s games, crafts, drum making at cost, voyager games, as well as supper and dance at 5:30 p.m. for $10 each or $25 per family; on Sunday at the Community Hall: Church service at 10 a.m., talent contest from noon to 4 p.m. Family event, no alcohol. For more information call Marlene at 403-815-6720 or 1-800267-5844 or visit or email ● Homebound Readers’ Service is a free personalized selection and home delivery service offered by the Red Deer Public Library to members who cannot visit the library due to age, illness, or disability. A volunteer will be assigned to the library member and will deliver the preferred reading material. Adult Services staff will qualify and register members to this program. Please phone 403-3429110 to register, or see ● Shalom Counselling Centre Spring Gala Dessert Concert on June 1 features Randi Boulton as entertainment at Festival Hall with the evening commencing at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30 per person or $250 for a table of eight. Phone 403-342-0339 or email Proceeds to support hurting families seeking counselling at the centre. ● Cancer Awareness Family Night will be held at Pine Lake Hub Community Centre on April 19 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sarah Hawkins will be the guest presenter at 7 p.m. Support Kayden’s Krusade. There will be children’s entertainment, door prizes, and light refreshments. To find out more, contact Sandra at 403-886-2767. ● Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum OldFashioned Ham Dinner will be held on May 7 to 9 in the historic Hanna Log House. There will be two sittings on each of the three nights at 5 and 6:30 p.m. The menu includes delicious old-fashioned ham and scalloped potatoes, and more. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children under 10 years. Tickets must be purchased in advance by phoning 403-340-3511. ● Wildrose Harmonizers Spring Show — Celebrate Harmony — will be a tribute to Red Deer’s Centennial and the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75 Anniversary. It will take place on April 26, 7 p.m. at Living Stones Church. For more information visit

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Pyongyang prepares to party amidst tension AS WORLD AWAITS NORTH KOREA MISSILE TEST, CALM PYONGYANG RESIDENTS SAY ’WE WILL WIN WAR’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PYONGYANG, North Korea — As the world braced for a provocative missile launch by North Korea, with newscasts worldwide playing up tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the centre of the storm was strangely calm. The focus in Pyongyang on Wednesday was less on preparing for war and more on beautifying the capital ahead of the nation’s biggest holiday: the April 15 birthday of the nation’s founder, Kim Il Sung. Soldiers put down their rifles to blanket the barren ground with sod and students picked up shovels to help plant trees. But the impoverished, tightly controlled nation that has historically used major holidays to draw the world’s attention by showing off its military power could well mark the occasion by testing a missile designed to strike U.S. military installations in Japan and Guam. South Korea’s foreign minister said the prospect of a medium-range missile launch is “considerably high.” North Korean officials have not announced plans to launch a missile in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions barring Pyongyang from nuclear and missile activity. But they have told foreign diplomats in Pyongyang that they will not be able to guarantee their safety starting Wednesday and urged tourists in South Korea to take cover, warning that a nuclear war is imminent. Most diplomats and foreign residents in both capitals appeared to be staying put. The European Union said there was no need for member states to evacuate or relocate their diplomatic missions, but it called on North Korea to “refrain from further provocative declarations or action.” The threats are largely seen as rhetoric and an attempt by North Korea to scare foreigners into pressing their governments to pressure Washington and Seoul to change their policies toward Pyongyang, as well as to boost the military credentials of its young leader, Kim Jong Un. North Korea does not have diplomatic relations with the U.S. and South Korea, its foes during the Korean War of the 1950s, and has pushed for a peace treaty to replace a 60-year-old armistice. On the streets of Pyongyang, there was no sense of panic. Downtown, schoolchildren marched toward statues of the two late leaders, Kim Il Sung and Kim


North Korean women pass by roadside propaganda depicting a North Korean soldier killing a U.S. soldier in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday. The poster reads in Korean “Life or Death Battle. Merciless Punishment to U.S. Imperialists and Puppet Traitors.” Jong Il, dragging brooms to sweep the hilltop plaza where they tower over Pyongyang. Women with coats thrown over traditional dresses rushed through the spring chill after leaving a rehearsal for a dance planned for Kim Il Sung’s birthday celebrations. At the base of Mansu Hill, a group of young people held a small rally to pledge their loyalty to Kim Jong Un and to sing the Kim ode, “We Will Defend the Marshal With Our Lives.” Kim Un Chol, the 40-year-old head of a political unit at Pyongyang’s tobacco factory, said he had been discharged from the military but was willing to re-enlist if war breaks out. He said North Koreans were resolute.

“The people of Pyongyang are confident. They know we can win any war,” he told The Associated Press. “We now have nuclear weapons. So you won’t see any worry on people’s faces, even if the situation is tense.” Kim Jong Il elevated the military’s role during his 17-year rule under a policy of “military first,” and the government devotes a significant chunk of its annual budget to defence. Human rights groups say the massive spending on the military and on development of missile and nuclear technology comes at the expense of most of its 24 million people. Two-thirds face chronic food shortages, according to the World Food Program.

Al-Qaida in Iraq U.S., Canada, Jordan boycott announces merger UN meeting on criminal justice with Syrian rebels BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BEIRUT — Tensions emerged Wednesday in a newly announced alliance between al-Qaida’s franchise in Iraq and the most powerful Syrian rebel faction, which said it was not consulted before the Iraqi group announced their merger and only heard about it through the media. Al-Qaida in Iraq said Tuesday that it had joined forces with Jabhat al-Nusra or the Nusra Front — the most effective force among the mosaic of rebel brigades fighting to topple President Bashar Assad in Syria’s civil war. It said they had formed a new alliance called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The Syrian government seized upon the purported merger to back its assertion that it is not facing a true popular movement for change but rather a foreign-backed terrorist plot. The state news agency said Wednesday that the union “proves that this opposition was never anything other than a tool used by the West and by terrorists to destroy the Syrian people.” Talk of an alliance between Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaida in Iraq has raised fears in Baghdad, where intelligence officials said increased co-operation was already evident in a number of deadly attacks. And in Syria, a stronger Jabhat al-Nusra would only further complicate the battlefield where Western powers have been covertly trying to funnel weapons, training and aid toward more secular rebel groups and army defectors. Washington has designated Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization over its links with al-Qaida, and the Syrian group’s now public ties with the terrorist network are unlikely to prompt a shift in international support for the broader Syrian opposition. Earlier this year, the U.S. announced a $60 million non-lethal assistance package for Syria that includes meals and medical supplies for the armed opposition. It was greeted unenthusiastically by some rebel leaders, who said it does far too little. Washington’s next step is expected to be a broader package of non-lethal assistance, expanding from food and medical supplies to body armour and nightvision goggles. However, President Barack Obama has not given final approval on any new package and an announcement is not imminent, a senior administration official said. Secretary of State John Kerry, who met with Syrian opposition leaders in London on Wednesday, hinted at the new non-lethal aid package this week, saying the administration had been holding intense talks on how to boost assistance to the rebels. The U.S. opposes directly arming Syrian opposition fighters, in part out of fear that the weapons could fall into the hands of Islamic extremists such as Jabhat al-Nusra. The apparent tensions between Jabhat al-Nusra and al-Qaida in Iraq emerged on Wednesday, when Nusra leader Abu Mohammad al-Golani appeared to distance himself from claims the two groups had merged. Instead, he pledged allegiance to al-Qaida’s leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Golani said he was not consulted about the merger and only heard about it through the media. He did not deny the two groups had united, but remained vague, saying the announcement was premature and that his group will continue to use Jabhat al-Nusra as its name. “The banner of the Front will remain unchanged despite our pride in the banner of the State and those who carried it and sacrificed and shed their blood for it,” he said in a reference to al-Qaida in Iraq, formally known as the Islamic State in Iraq.

The United States, Canada and Jordan boycotted a meeting on international criminal justice organized by the Serbian president of the General Assembly on Wednesday because it didn’t include Bosnia’s war victims and attacked the UN war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. To protest the victims’ exclusion, Jordan’s UN Ambassador Prince Zeid al Hussein and Liechtenstein’s UN ambassador Christian Wenewaser hosted a press conference for two victims groups — the Mothers of Srebrenica and the Association of Witnesses and Survivors of Genocide — while assembly president Vuk Jeremic, the former foreign minister of Serbia, presided over the assembly meeting. Munira Subasic, president of the Mothers of Srebrenica, who lost 22 close family members in the 1995 massacre by Bosnian Serbs, said she was allowed into the assembly meeting as “a silent observer” but felt the same way she did after losing her husband, sons and other loved ones — “I had no right to anything.” She listened as Serbia’s ultranationalist President Tomislav Nikolic, the main speaker, criticized the Yugoslav tribunal. She believed that Nikolic was denying the genocide in Srebrenica, so she said she put on a T-shirt

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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HOROSCOPE Thursday, April 11 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Kelli Garner, 29; Johnny Messner, 43; Vincent Gallo, 52 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon makes its monthly visit through loyal Taurus. Our focus is channelled towards hands-on, practical matters. We appreciate everything that brings us comfort to the five senses. Gratitude and satisfaction is searched while tapping into our values. We will be asked to find some common ground between our personal needs and our responsibilities. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, this year will mark a change in your finances and your values. Your finances will shift quite a lot and at times, you may find yourself caught in a battle where you will have to do some reassessment of your ultimate needs. As long as you know where you stand and if you have played your cards right, you will endure this aspect quite easily. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your budget may seem constrained at this time thus restricting you to some degree. Watch over a spending that you consider necessary and one which you may not need. Your sense of evaluation of core needs may need some alteration at this time. TAURUS (April 20May 20): It may not be smooth sailing for you when expressing your innermost feelings. There’s a blockage that brings a certain gloomier side in you. Rest assured that this temporary sombre mood will soon fade away. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t wrap up into guilt and fear. It is okay to feel certain feelings of remorse in our life, but as long as you know how to identify and acknowledge your mistakes, you will be able to move on. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Social obligations may be weighting you down. Today it seems harder to fit in any group or connect with a communal circle. Learn to adjust yourself to individuals with stronger or more imposing personalities. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The volume of your tasks and duties are highly increasing. You find it hard to keep up with the demands. Your superiors may act a bit too testy and ask of you more than you can deliver. Prioritize and do your best. Your efforts


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ous ambivalent forces are playing against your willpower while testing your association to this union. Trust and reliability can become an issue now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s more on your plate today than you can actually handle. You feel that there’s not enough time to accomplish all you need within a short time span. Check your health situation. If you’re lacking in vitality, it would be wise to take a break. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): Romance and passions are dry. Inspiration can be hard to come by today as your self-expression is not at its best today. Don’t let anybody step on you or get in your way of success. Impediments are likely to rebel against your patience. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your family members may complain that you’re not as present at home as they would like you to be. The truth is that despite your good will, certain responsibilities cannot wait and that your attention is required somewhere else. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You find it easy to tap into your emotions and understand other people’s intention, but you’re not as comfortable in expressing them. Daydreaming takes you away from the daily routine into a faraway escapade. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/columnist.

lieve stools would be brought in by the thousands. — Germantown, Tenn. Dear Germantown: We agree that standing on one’s feet all day can be debilitating, even with occasional breaks. We hope managers are reading this and paying attention. Thanks for your concern. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Father Who Can’t See His Child,” whose daughter, “Linda,” hasn’t spoken to him in 20 years, and he doesn’t know why. She has to reconnect with her dad before it is too late. My husband died two weeks ago after a horrible battle with cancer. He tried for years to reconnect with his children in Canada. As their stepmom, I tried to let them know of his desperate need to be forgiven for “whatever” it was that caused them to stay away.

They all knew he was dying. He cried through one short phone call from his daughter. He begged her to come see him, but it never happened. He came away from that phone call even more disappointed and depressed. Our son and I watched him struggle in agony for the last two weeks of his life. He would not let go. He was waiting for those children to come and say goodbye. I beg that daughter, for her sake as well as his, to reconnect before it is too late. She won’t regret it. — Grieving in Fort Myers Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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Dear Annie: I work for a small fami- one who is supposedly cleaning. ly-owned company, and there are fewWe don’t have a human resources er than 10 employees. department, and I definitely can’t go There is no office cleaning service. to the person who is supposed to clean, For years, one of the employees has because he is now my supervisor. Help! been compensated for cleaning the — Dirty Mess in South Carolina building after hours. This Dear Dirty Mess: Surely person was recently proyour supervisor has a boss. moted, but continues to be That is the person you need in charge of the cleaning. to speak to. That’s the problem. You don’t have to specuFor months now, the oflate on the reasons why the fice has looked like a fracleaning is not being done. ternity house. The trash is Simply say the office is getoverflowing, dust is piling ting messy, clients have up, and dishes are left in noticed, and you think the the sink for a week or more. company might need addiThe rumor mill has it tional help to clean up after that the promotion didn’t hours. come with a large enough If they do nothing, your raise, so this person is now decision then is whether to MITCHELL doing the bare minimum of let it pile up, continue pick& SUGAR cleaning out of spite. ing up after everyone else The other employees reor find another job. fuse to lift a finger because Dear Annie: I believe it is they feel the person being cruel and unusual punishpaid to do the cleaning is solely re- ment for department stores, groceries, sponsible. etc., to force their employees to stand I understand both sides, but at the up at all times. These employees are end of the day, nothing is being done. often elderly and need to work due to I get mad at myself and at the per- their financial situation. son responsible every time I give in What is wrong with placing a hipand clean up, but otherwise, the of- high stool at each cash register where fice is unpleasant and looks unprofes- employees can at least park their rear sional. ends while not busy? We have clients in daily, and some I believe employees would be more have commented on the condition of productive and lose less work due to the office. This has caused me undue backaches and sore feet. stress, but it doesn’t seem to bother the If managers were forced to stand on other employees, especially not the their feet for eight hours a day, I be-

Red Deer Advocate, April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

Red Deer Advocate, April 11, 2013  

April 11, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate