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TERROR IN BOSTON Local runner rattled as two bombs explode among dense crowds during Boston Marathon More coverage on PAGE A3

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF A Sylvan Lake runner was near the Boston Marathon finish line when explosions killed three people and injured more than 140 on Monday. Julian Price had finished the race an hour earlier but was lingering near the finish waiting for a for a friend to cross the line. Price, a pastor at the Sylvan Lake Gospel Chapel, spoke from his hotel

room with his wife where they are safe and sound. “Definitely rattled with today’s devastation,” said Price. Price finished the race in under three hours, crossing the finish line about an hour before the first explosion, at about 4:09 into the race. He lin- Julian Price gered with his wife in the runners area around the corner, a block and a half away, after his race waiting for a friend to finish. “At first you hear it, it sounded like something just collapsed and it was

just a roar, a big roar,” said Price. “There was nothing for a second and then there was a second explosion. I’ve never heard a bomb go off. “A couple of minutes after the explosion you started hearing all the sirens and police and ambulances rushing to the scene. At that point we didn’t know where they were going. We didn’t know it was at the finish line until someone showed us a picture on their iPhone.” The couple’s friend, who they were waiting for, crossed the line just a few minutes before the explosion had gone off. “In one sense you want to get out of there and in the other we were waiting for them.” At one point they were going to head towards the finish line. But to get to the finish line from where they were, it would have been a walk of several blocks to get back around to the fin-

Bike lanes on 40th Ave to go BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF More changes are ahead for Red Deer’s controversial bike lane pilot. On Monday, Red Deer city council approved on-street adjustments to the pilot lane network that includes removing bike lanes, re-configuring streets and marking bike routes. Mayor Morris Flewwelling said council put a lot of thought into the changes after hearing from the community and going to a recent workshop. “I think it’s really important for council to respond to what we’re hearing in the community,” said Flew-


welling. “Is everybody going to be 100 per cent? I guess not. But I think we’ve brought it to middle ground. I think that’s important.” In all the bike lanes will be removed on 40th Avenue between 39th Street and 52nd Street and at the intersection of 40th Avenue and 39th Street (up to 38A Avenue). A bike route will be marked on 59th Avenue, north of Holt Street (from Holt Street to 70 Street) and the 59th Avenue and 67th Street intersection will be restored to its original configuration. The other six existing bike lane locations will stay. Coun. Chris Stephan, who has



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strongly opposed the bike lanes, was unsuccessful in his motion to scrap the bike lanes in areas where on-street parking was lost and there was traffic congestion. “We moved in the right direction and I think we’re coming to a better outcome for the community,” said Stephan. “The unfortunate thing is the amount of money we wasted to get there. I think it is something that council will learn from the future. When you do this type of planning we need to do really good public consultation up front.”


Excitement builds for tournament BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The Bentley Generals were joined by legions of their loyal troops on Monday night as the team began its Allan Cup march. Red Deer Arena was standing room only as the host team Generals took on Saskatchewan’s Rosetown Red Wings.

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ish line. So they decided not to go and waited. Fortunately they received a text message from their friend, his wife and another friend saying he had crossed the finish line and had started walking away. “They literally missed it by a few minutes.” There was a panic after the bombs went off as people tried to comprehend what had happened. “As people started becoming more aware the whole area was evacuated as much as possible,” said Price. “Then you’d see a few people in tears, crying and hugging and you knew something horrific had happened. “We decided we have to get out of here. We have everyone we are here with, lets get out of here.”


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City debt lower than expected BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The City of Red Deer’s balance sheet carried lower than anticipated debt in 2012, say finance officials. Dean Krejci, the city’s chief financial officer, painted a much brighter financial picture of the city than was projected when the 2013 capital budget was adopted in November. The city’s current long-term debt is $240.6 million or $18.6 million lower than the $258 million projected in November. This puts the city in the 46 per cent range of its debt limit. Based on these numbers the city’s debt is expected to grow to $241 million at the end of 2013. The 2012 financial statements were presented to Red Deer city council on Monday. “The lower debt is result of slowing down borrowing on some of our projects and using some of our reserve money instead,” said Krejci. “Our reserves are pretty good especially on the self-supported side. On the tax supported side we are starting to see some reduced capital project reserves balance but we are able to off set them with our debt payment reserve.” The city’s reserves are now sitting at $194,726 for operational and capital costs. City Manager Craig Curtis said the city’s debt is really conservative compared to other like-sized municipalities that have petitioned the province to increase their debt limits. “I think it is very reasonable in positioning ourselves,” said Curtis. “Groups like the Conference Board of Canada and the Alberta Chamber of Commerce have all said that it is reasonable and recommended for municipalities to use long-term debt to finance those inter-generational improvements such as our waste-water and water treatment plants.” The expansion of the two plants make up about


$200 million of the city’s existing and projected debt. The city’s debt limit is $449 million, calculated at 1.5 times the city revenue. The city has reached about 46 per cent of its limit. Coun. Tara Veer, who is chair of the audit committee, said this is a step in the right direction because a few years ago council had anticipated the peak debt load would reach 90 per cent in 2015. Veer noted that council has a financial sustainability plan in the works. “That will be an important discussion that council needs to have about the balance that we have,” said Veer. “When do we incur debt and when do we have pay as you go capital projects. While the interest rates may be favourable for taking on debt, there are mixed opinions in the community.” ★★★ In other council news: z City council is mulling over entering into a new three-year operational agreement with the River Bend Golf and Recreation Society. Council gave first reading to a new bylaw that may put the society back on solid financial ground. The society took out a $1.7 million loan from the city in 2004 to expand and renovate the clubhouse. But in light of rising operational costs, poor weather and market downturn, the society has been

unable to make payments for the last five years. The loan payments have been deferred since 2008. A new agreement separates the city’s responsibility for all non-golf related amenities including Discovery Canyon and the Society’s responsibility for all things golf-related. Under the agreement, the city would defer all debt payments for the duration of the contract (2013 to 2015) and would no longer include an annual license fee payment. The society will budget for minor capital as part of its operational budget. Council would also agree to write off $337,800 from the 2011 and 2012 license fees and to remove the license fee component from the 2013 operating budget. The next payment would be due in 2016. The River Bend Golf and Recreation Area was developed in 1987 as part of the Waskasoo Park system in Red Deer. The land and amenities are owned by the city. The River Bend Golf and Recreation Society manages the operation through an agreement with the city. The bylaw will be advertised for two weeks and come back to council for consideration of second and third reading in six weeks. z City council approved the Community Housing Advisory Committee Provincial Outreach and Support Services Grant allocations of $2,755, 212 to five projects between 2013 and 2105. Grants were allocated to the Canadian Mental Health Association - Buffalo Housing First; Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society - Red Deer Housing Team; Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing - Housing and Shelter Triage and Red Deer Native Friendship Society - New Beginnings Aboriginal Housing Project. z City council gave the green light to the Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan and the West Park Community and Area Redevelopment Plan.


LANES: Adjustments made next month The repainting and adjustments will get underway next month and will be completed by June at the latest. A survey on the bicycle infrastructure will be available until Aug. 15 on the city’s website. The pilot will wrap up in the fall with a final report to council on Sept. 30. The survey will be active on the city’s website once the adjustments are completed. The Commuter Bike Lane Pilot has been ongoing since 2011, with the bulk of the painted road markings and signage implemented last year. The report was before council on Monday as previously directed for pilot evaluation and to make any necessary changes.

GENERALS: Devoted fan base Lacombe’s Cindy Morison has been following the Generals since the NHL’s 2004-05 lockout. With the Oilers sidelined, she and husband Bruce decided to take a look at the Generals and the pair have never looked back. Cindy said she made every game, including away games, this year and made sure she had tickets when it was announced the Generals would host the Allan Cup, senior hockey’s biggest prize. Besides consistently icing a team of smooth, fast hockey players, the team comes with a devoted fan base. “It’s phenomenal — absolutely,” she said of the atmosphere at Generals home games. Morison has a good feeling about this year’s team. “I think they’re going to take it. They’ve got a really excellent team this year.” Joyce MacKinnon, has a family interest in the Generals. “My son-in-law (Red Metro) is one of the trainers,” said the Bentley resident. The team has always been able to count on a tidal wave of support from their hometown. “It’s a big thing in Bentley. The community is behind the Generals 100 per cent all the time.” MacKinnon, who volunteers her time to help with

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Playing hosts at the 2013 Allan Cup the Bentley Generals stand together during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Men’s Senior AAA Hockey Championships in Red Deer on Monday. admissions, never misses a home game and is excited that the Generals are hosting. “It’s a big deal. They worked putting this on. A lot of man hours.” Barry Leslie, of Red Deer, is usually in the stands supporting the Red Deer Rebels junior team. But he appreciates what the senior team brings to the ice as well. “It’s good calibre. It’s good, hard-nosed hockey.” Rick Garries was selling Generals merchandise and reported brisk business as the teams got ready to hit the ice. The excitement level is high among Bentley fans, he said. “You’ll see a full house. I think we’ve got a better team than we’ve ever had.” Garries, who manages the Bentley Arena, said the level of play is what attracts the fans.

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“It’s as close to the NHL as you’re going to get. In a small town, you don’t see that often.” The Generals combine both speed and toughness. “They skate hard and they hit hard,” he said. “You don’t see that in a lot of leagues any more.” One fan, who would only gave her name as Jo, said she would rather watch the Generals play than the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. “There’s more action.” The light-hearted atmosphere was exemplified by the Kenora Thistles, who made the 17-hour bus ride from northern Ontario to be here. Everyone on the team and staff were decked out in red and black lumberjack coats as their official uniform. “They’re Kenora dinner jackets,” explained assistant coach Jim Gustafson with a grin.






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Police said three people were killed. An 8-year-old boy was among the dead, according to a person who talked to a friend of the family. Hospitals reported at least 144 people injured, at least 15 of them critically. The victims’ injuries included broken bones, shrapnel wounds and ruptured eardrums. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Alisdair Conn, chief of emergency services, said: “This is something I’ve never seen in my 25 years here ... this amount of carnage in the civilian population. This is what we expect from war.” Some 23,000 runners took part in the race, one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious marathons. One of Boston’s biggest annual events, the race winds up near Copley Square, not far from the landmark Prudential Center and the Boston Public Library. It is held on Patriots Day, which commemorates the first battles of the American Revolution, at Concord and Lexington in 1775. Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis asked people to stay indoors or go back to their hotel rooms and avoid crowds as bomb squads methodically checked parcels and bags left along the race route. He said authorities had received “no specific intelligence that anything was going to happen” at the race. The Federal Aviation Administration barred low-flying aircraft within 3.5 miles of the site. “We still don’t know who did this or why,” Obama said at the White House, adding, “Make no mistake: We will get to the bottom of this.” With scant official information to guide them, members of Congress said there was little or no doubt it was an act of terrorism. “We just don’t know whether it’s foreign or domestic,” said Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. A few miles away from the finish line and around the same time, a fire broke out at the John F. Kennedy Library. The police commissioner said that it may have been caused by an incen-


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When the second bomb went off, spectators’ cheers turned to screams. As sirens blared, emergency workers and National Guardsmen who had been assigned to the race for crowd control began climbing over and tearing down temporary fences to get to the blast site.


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diary device but that it was not clear whether it was related to the bombings. The first explosion occurred on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the finish line, and some people initially thought it was a celebratory cannon blast.


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This was Price’s first Boston marathon. “Once we realized what happened, I had immediate concern for those people directly involved,” said Price. “Then for us it was, ‘is something else going to happen, who knows? We just need to get out of here.’” They made it back to their hotel and are returning to Central Alberta tomorrow, as long as flights out of Boston are still running. “It is just really heartbreaking to have such an incredible event, a wonderful experience and have something like this happen it is really devastating,” said Price. An expired passport may have been a blessing in disguise for Red Deer’s Paula Chisholm. Over the weekend Chisholm was disappointed she couldn’t go to her first Boston marathon. “But today it’s a changed attitude,” said Chisholm. She runs on average between four and five hours for marathons. “I probably would have either just having finished or getting close to the finish line,” said Chisholm. Her passport had expired in December and she kept putting off her renewal. On Friday she was asking people if they wanted to take her number. “I’m devastated. I used to live in Boston, I know the city quite well,” said Chisholm. “It is devastating, not only for the people of the city, but for anyone who has ever run the race. “I can’t imagine what anyone running today or standing there watching is going through because it must be devastating again.” Chisholm, who has run in marathons for close to 15 years, is determined to run in the Boston Marathon and wants to try again next year. “My heart goes out to the people of Boston and the marathoners and their families and friends,” said Chisholm. “I’ve been at the finish line at the Boston Marathon, I’ve been on the route watching the runners and you train so hard and so long not only to run the race but to qualify that having it end on such a sour note must be tragic for the runners and their family and friends.”


People react as an explosion goes off near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon in Boston, Monday. Two explosions went off at the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday.




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Cascading care disaster Bad government decisions tend to create a domino effect. The Michener Centre fiasco, coupled with other ill-conceived decisions, helps to illustrate the point. The closure of one local care facility after another, coupled with the lack of a coherent plan for future care, means each bad decision crashes into the other. And there is no evidence of a plan to stop the cascading disaster. That’s particularly true when you add recent announcements about reductions in funding for programs for people with developmental disabilities (a $42-million cut) and nursing home care (a $52-million decrease next year). The options for forming and executing alternative plans seem remote at best. Last month, Premier Alison Redford’s government announced that it would close Red Deer’s Michener Centre and all the residents would be placed elsewhere, some in the community and some in advanced care beds, as needed. The province says it will save $110,000 a year, per resident, by shutting down Michener and placing the residents elsewhere. But it also says

OURVIEW JOHN STEWART it must invest in more group homes to house the residents, and that some residents will need to be placed in nursing care. Some of those people will stay in Red Deer. Some will go to other communities, closer to their families and guardians (assuming there are nursing care beds or group homes available). The decision shows a startling lack of compassion, for the residents, their families and their caregivers. None of these people were consulted in advance of the decision; and none of them, it would appear, are being listened to in the aftermath. It is also the kind of decision that fosters the enduring belief that government can’t be trusted: a previous promise to keep Michener open as long as it had residents has been broken. Like many government decisions, the move is short-sighted and politically motivated. In this case, it’s about the traction that can be gained by looking fiscally responsible to the broader constituency of Albertans.

But it is a callous decision that has been woefully misrepresented as progressive in terms of care, when in fact it preys on a group of extremely vulnerable, disabled Albertans. It even has little to do with the care of the average disabled Albertan, because those who remain in Michener Centre represent a small and dwindling portion of the overall disabled population, and they are hardly average. Many are infirm and aged. It’s all too reminiscent of the worst of business practices: focusing so desperately on the bottom line today that you lose perspective on the need to sustain your service into next month, next year or even the next decade. And, like so many decisions made by four consecutive Conservative administrations, it demonstrates a complete lack of vision about future care. A year ago, the campaigning Progressive Conservatives said they were committed to building 1,000 new continuing care beds in the province. Those beds, presumably, would serve both seniors and the disabled. Instead, we are getting cuts to care. Two years before that, the government closed the aging Red Deer Nursing Home.

It replaced those beds but did not expand the care numbers significantly in this region. Critics claimed a year ago that the number of nursing home beds in this community remained relatively the same as when our overall population was less than half of what it is today. So the failure to foresee and prevent this crisis in care is a government fiasco decades in the making: from the early 1980s to today, we have only marginally added beds. Yet our population is aging and, now, Michener residents will join an already overcrowded care situation. Never mind that the province spends about $95,500 a year to maintain and secure two abandoned seniors homes in our community, Valley Park Manor and Red Deer Nursing Home, while it diverts care dollars to its private partners. The guardians of Michener residents have every right to be aggrieved. They have been misled and their family members are being uprooted. Albertans as a whole have every right to be furious and suspicious: which domino will fall next? John Stewart is the Advocate’s managing editor.

Fixed elections give voters double-edged sword British Columbia was the first Canadian province to pass fixed election dates into law. That was back in 2001. But as Premier Christie Clark attempts to climb a 20-point gap in opinion polls in the current B.C. election campaign, it’s likely that on the whole, she’d rather have had the opportunity to pick another time than now to face voters. B.C. voters go to the polls May 14. Since 2001, all provinces and territories have embraced fixed election dates — except Nova Scotia and Nunavut. Alberta (in 2011) and Quebec (in 2012) have passed the concept into law, but have yet to fight an election under it. Would being able to call a snap election at a propitious moment, or having the ability GREG to delay an election until the NEIMAN political climate gets better, have benefited the beleaguered B.C. premier? Perhaps, but those considerations are now beside the point. Fixing election dates by law is now a means by which voters can enforce accountability on a government, on a timeline outside the government’s control. It is a double-edged sword that cuts into an incumbent government’s power to control the political agenda. It cuts the ability of government to use short-term swings in the economy as proof of good management. It means that government must keep faith with the electorate through good times and bad — which is a lot harder. It also means that opposition parties have a more equal chance to present their long-term platforms as alternatives to going with the flavour of the day (because tomorrow, the flavour will probably be different). For instance, Clark is promising a balanced budget within one year. You’d think a premier leading a party 12 years in office would be able to propose credible numbers to prove it. That would be a big boost to a campaign, wouldn’t you say? But it doesn’t seem to be working. Polls report that NDP challenger Adrian Dix leads Clark on every important campaign issue — including economic management. What are those issues? Top of mind is climate change. Who ever thought a government could fall over fears of rising sea levels and bug-eaten forests drying out and burning up? And who would think that the NDP, not the Greens, who be the chief beneficiary? But that must be a quirk of B.C. politics. Clark says she’ll freeze their carbon tax — Canada’s first — at $30 per tonne of fossil fuels burned. Knowing the power of a major energy play (as is occurring in the northeastern part of the province now), she’s reluctant to put the brakes on that development. But the NDP doesn’t trump that with a raise, just a pledge to turn the carbon tax revenue over to cities to enhance public transit. And it’s enough to win approval of big-city voters.


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But rather than trying to dissect a B.C. election from Alberta, let’s look for lessons that could be applied here, in the spring of 2016. Our premier, Alison Redford, has but three years to see our province back on an upswing. A balanced budget “next year” may not be enough. That means a lot of things for the energy industry, which is out of Redford’s control, but there are a lot of other economic issues she can control. Economic inequity is one of them. After 12 years of a Liberal government in B.C. (which acts in a manner indistinguishable from a Progressive Conservative one), B.C. voters don’t seem willing to give the government credit for anything. Stephen Smart, the West Coast columnist for the CBC, quipped that Clark could sing the praises of the blue sky in B.C., and people would just accuse her of ignoring the clouds. How much does that sound like Alberta to you? We have Canada’s highest levels of income inequity,

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and the demographic that sees the government as favouring its richest minority above them grows larger every year. Will they believe it when Redford tells people their lives have been made better under her government? Clark’s promise of a Prosperity Fund, to be built on newfound energy wealth, isn’t gaining much electoral traction. How much hope do jaded Albertans have, after almost 30 years, that our Heritage Fund can do anything to help our present, or our future? Next election, Redford will not be able to decide when the gate opens to start the race. There’s no option for the backroom guys to decide “the right time.” Watching her next-door-neighbour premier lose to the NDP ought to get her thinking about 2016. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at or email

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau rises in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Monday. They show footage taken from a 2011 bachelor-auction fundraiser in which Trudeau is seen dancing on a stage and suggestively removing his shirt, while playful music tinkles in the background. One ad contrasts his record with that of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, while a second recounts his alleged perspective on Quebec. Trudeau said Monday he found the ads awkward and a source of bemusement. “I’ve had a microphone in front of my face since the age I was about four or five years old,” he said. “So there’s an awful lot of things that they’re going to try and bring up and put out. And what I’ve heard across the country is Canadians are tired

of that bullying.” Still, that didn’t prevent the Liberals from turning the attacks to their advantage: by day’s end, the party was using the ads to try to pry Canadian wallets open even wider. “They’ve seen what we can do and they’re desperately trying to drown us out with the childish, food-fight politics,” one fundraising email read. “We need to move past that — donate $5 or more now and stand up to these guys.” Appearing to criticize Trudeau’s charitable efforts did draw criticism, including from the event organizers. “We feel (Trudeau) should be applauded for his support of a serious health issue that affects 3.4 million Canadians,” the Canadian Liver Founda-


More Tory MPs join backbench revolt THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A twoweek parliamentary break seems to have done nothing to quell a rebellion by Conservative backbenchers against what they describe as stifling party discipline imposed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Two more Tories — Ontario MPs Michael Chong and Pierre Lemieux — joined the chorus of complaints Monday as Parliament resumed business after the Easter break. They threw their support behind Conservative colleague Mark Warawa, whose attempts to raise the issue of sex-selective abortion have been stymied by Harper’s determination to honour his promise not to revisit the issue. Warawa triggered the backbench revolt last month over a private member’s motion asking Parliament to condemn the practice of sex-selective abortion. An all-party committee that oversees private members’ business ruled his motion to be nonvotable, thereby killing it before it could be debated. When Warawa tried to make a statement complaining about that in the Commons, he was struck from the roster of Tory MPs lined up to make members’ statements. Warawa has asked Speaker Andrew Scheer to rule that his privileges as an MP to speak freely have been breached. He is also considering whether to appeal the committee’s decision to kill his motion, which would require Scheer to order a rare secret ballot vote by all MPs. Warawa’s battle has been joined not just by fellow anti-abortion MPs in the Tory caucus but by others who’ve publicly complained that party discipline has gone too far when a backbencher isn’t allowed to speak during the 15 minutes allotted daily to members’ statements. “Speaking is what we do here,” Chong told the Commons on Monday. “In a democracy, we do not solve our debates or disagreements through the tip

of a sword or through violence ... We settle debates in a democracy through words and the ability of members to express those words on this floor is the heart of the matter.” Under Commons rules, Chong argued it’s the Speaker’s job to determine which MPs get to make statements and which are allowed to pose queries during the daily question period. That role was shifted back in the 1980s to party House leaders and whips, in the interests of helping the Speaker coordinate and schedule business in the chamber, but Chong said they’ve now gone well beyond that. “This shift from scheduling and co-ordinating to command and control has stripped members of the right to ask questions during question period and is now threatening to do the same during members’ statements.” Lemieux said he’s heard from constituents demanding to know whether he agrees with the decision to kill Warawa’s motion and asking if he’s spoken publicly on it.

In particular, Rose flagged the quotes about Quebec, which were taken from an interview Trudeau gave to CTV in 1999. “Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada, because, you know, we’re Quebecers or whatever,” a young Trudeau is shown as saying. The narrator describes the comment as a display of poor judgment. The full CTV segment, a link to which quickly circulated online Monday, suggests Trudeau was actually talking about his father. “His philosophy, certainly as he passed it on to us, has always been, you know, Quebecers are better than the rest of Canada, because, you know, we’re Quebecers or whatever,” Trudeau says in the segment. Tory spokesman DeLorey defended the use of the clip. “Trudeau wasn’t just relaying his father’s views,” he said, “he’s saying these views were passed on to him.” Trudeau disagreed, saying Monday he was talking about his father’s views. “I am incredibly proud of where I am from, as we all are, but I have learned over the past decades better ways of expressing myself,” he said. Prior Tory attack campaigns against Liberal leaders were launched during a minority government era, when the threat of an election was ever present and political messaging efforts crucial. This time, there are two years to go until the next election, giving time for both sides to play their strategies out.





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OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau’s decision in 2011 to stage a mock strip-tease in the name of charity proves he’s not fit to be prime minister, the Conservatives suggested Monday in their first volley of attack ads against the newly elected Liberal leader. How Trudeau chooses to respond to the not-unexpected attacks — if at all — will be what provides an indication of his political acumen, marketing and political science experts suggest. Trudeau has already suggested that he doesn’t intend to dignify the Conservative offensive with a response, but that’s a strategy that could backfire, said marketing expert Allan Bonner. After all, Canadians don’t expect their leaders to shy away from a fight. “If you have no response to an attack, what are you going to be doing for Canadians?” he asked. “Being a punching bag?” The Conservatives set up the framework for their campaign against Trudeau three weeks before he was voted in as the party’s new leader, establishing a website that’s home to a suite of ads, links and pleas for money. The ads began appearing on television with hours of the Sunday night announcement that Trudeau had won the leadership; by mid-day Monday, thousands more people had seen them online.

tion wrote on its Twitter account. The issue doesn’t matter, the Tories countered. “We believe Justin Trudeau’s eagerness to perform a strip-tease, regardless of the venue or putative cause, says something about his judgment,” said Conservative party spokesman Fred DeLorey. Indeed, the point of the ads is to weaken the Trudeau brand, said Alex Marland, a political science professor at Memorial University in St, John’s, N.L. “This comes through in many ways: mention of being born with a famous name, the visuals of a sexy fashion show, the snickering style of the announcer, the use of merry-goround background music, and the choice of a Tinkerbell-like moving font and sound in the closing moments,” Marland said. It’s similar in style to what the Tories did with past Liberal leaders Stephane Dion and Michael Ignatieff, in both cases tagging them with the suggestion they weren’t up to the job. “Like previous efforts to frame Ignatieff and Dion, these ads are directed at leadership traits instead of policies,” Rose said. While the ads are clearly negative, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, Rose said. “If they are directed at making sharp distinctions between policy positions, they might help electors. These do not. They are ad hominem and personal.”


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ho’s your favorite expert on cooking vegetables? For so many of us, it has long been Deborah Madison, she of The Greens Cookbook, Local Flavors, the landmark Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and more. As a gardener, former farmers market manager and chef (with cooking chops honed at Chez Panisse and Greens), Madison knows her produce and what to do with it. In her latest book, Vegetable Literacy (Ten Speed Press; $40), she aims to bring us closer to her level of knowledge by helping us think about the sub-

ject in a new way. It’s a must-have book for anyone interested in plant-based cooking. The book’s subtitle is Cooking and Gardening With Twelve Families From the Edible Plant Kingdom, With Over 300 Deliciously Simple Recipes. Indeed, her mission is to illuminate the connections among vegetables from the same family, to show how they can be treated in similar ways in the kitchen, used interchangeably and sometimes together. Mustard and horseradish make natural companions for kale and cabbage because, well, they’re all part of the brassica family — or, using an older term, they’re all crucifers. Virtually every page of Vegetable Literacy contains a nugget of helpful

Peas With Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs

Steps Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a small baking dish with a little oil. If the ricotta is wet and milky, drain it first by putting it in a colander and pressing out any excess liquid. Pack the ricotta into the baking dish and drizzle a little oil over the surface; bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the cheese has begun to set and brown on top. Cover the surface with the bread crumbs and bake for 10 minutes, until the bread crumbs are browned and crisp and

4 servings Ingredients: 1 cup long-grain white rice Sea salt 2 large bunches (2 pounds) spinach 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large clove garlic, cut into slivers Grated zest of 2 lemons (2 tablespoons) 1 heaping tablespoon chopped dill or marjoram 2 ounces or more feta cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup raw unsalted pistachio nuts, lightly toasted Freshly ground black pepper Crushed red pepper flakes the cheese has set. (The amount of time it takes for ricotta cheese to bake until set can vary tremendously, so it may well take longer than the times given here, especially if the cheese was not drained.) When the cheese has set, melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat until the butter foams. Add the shallots and sage and cook for about 3 minutes, until softened, then stir in the peas, water and lemon zest. Cook until the peas are bright green and tender; the time will vary, but it should take 3 to 5 minutes. Do not overcook. Season with salt and a little pepper. Divide the ricotta between individual plates, then spoon the peas over the baked cheese. Grate the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over the top. Serve warm.

Cauliflower With Saffron, Pepper Flakes, Plenty of Parsley and Pasta

Steps Bring a wide pot of water to a boil over high heat. (The pot should be large enough and deep enough for cooking the pasta.) Place the cauliflower florets and diced core in a heatproof colander and place it over the pot; cover and steam for about 3 minutes. To test for doneness, taste a piece; it should be on the verge of tenderness but not quite fully cooked. Uncover and transfer the colander to the sink to drain. If needed, let the water return to a boil, then add a generous pinch of salt and the

Directions: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the rice and 1/2 teaspoon of salt; stir well. Once the water returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat. Meanwhile, discard any tough spinach stems. Plunge the leaves into plenty of cold water and wash them well — twice if need be — then dry. Combine the oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat; once the garlic begins to turn pale gold and flavor the oil, discard the garlic, then add the spinach and a few pinches of salt. Cook

Carrot Almond Cake With Ricotta Cream Makes one 9-inch cake (8 to 10 servings)

4 servings Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds), broken into small florets, the core diced (about 6 cups) Sea salt 8 ounces dried small pasta shells, snails or other shapes 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for tossing the pasta 1 small onion, finely diced 2 pinches saffron threads 1 large clove garlic, minced Scant 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 cup finely chopped, lightly packed flat-leaf parsley 1/2 cup water Grated aged cheese or crumbled feta cheese (optional)

just corn grits but even steel-cut oats. Madison paves the path to literacy with delicious recipes, illustrated by Canal House queens Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton and their trademark style of lusciousmeets-rustic photography. Plenty of cooks will skip all the botanical and gardening information, as fascinating as it is, and merely get to work envisioning and making their next meal. Success awaits. To spoon into Peas With Baked Ricotta and Bread Crumbs is to marvel at a match made in heaven. To bite into Carrot Almond Cake is to wonder: Why didn’t I think of that? Because you’re not vegetable-literate yet, that’s why. But you’re getting there.

Rice With Spinach, Lemon, Feta and Pistachios

2 servings Ingredients Olive oil 1 cup top-quality ricotta cheese, such as hand-dipped whole-milk ricotta 2 to 3 tablespoons plain fresh bread crumbs 4 teaspoons unsalted butter 2 large shallots or 1/2 small onion, finely diced (about 1/3 cup) 5 small sage leaves, minced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) 1 1/2 pounds peas in their pods, shucked (about 1 cup; may substitute 1 cup freshly shucked peas) 1/2 cup water Grated zest of 1 lemon Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for a grated garnish

or just plain interesting information. (I’d call it trivia, except in Madison’s lyrical telling, nothing seems trivial.) Examples: Crucifers are called that because of their cross-shaped flowers. Some European brassicas are referred to as cole crops, which helps explain the terms coleslaw, colcannon, collard and kohlrabi. (Kale, too, perhaps?) Birds can’t feel the heat from chili peppers. One reason to scrub, not peel, carrots is that you’ll rob them of some flavor, not to mention nutrition. Gathering places for farmers were called grange halls because farmers originally were known as grangers, or grain growers. Groats are the whole berries of grains, and grits are their cut-up versions, and that includes not


pasta. Cook just until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wide skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saffron; cook for about 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onion has softened. The heat will activate the saffron so that it colors and flavors the onion. Stir in the garlic, the crushed red pepper flakes and a few pinches of the parsley, then add the steamed cauliflower. Toss to coat it evenly, then add the water and cook (over medium heat) until the cauliflower is tender, just a few minutes. Season with salt, toss with half of the remaining parsley, and keep warm. While the cauliflower is cooking, drain the pasta and transfer it to a warmed bowl. Toss with a few tablespoons of oil and the remaining parsley. Taste for salt, then spoon the cauliflower over the pasta, wiggle some of it into the pasta crevices, sprinkle the cheese on top (to taste) and serve.

For the cake 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more as needed 1 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almonds or slivered almonds (skinned) (may substitute almond flour) Finely grated zest of 2 lemons 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons organic granulated sugar 1 1/4 cups unbleached cake flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large eggs 1/4 teaspoon almond extract Scant 2 cups grated carrots, preferably yellow For the ricotta cream 1 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 cup regular or low-fat sour cream 2 tablespoons honey Grated zest of 1 lemon Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Steps For the cake: Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees. Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter and let it cool. Combine the ground almonds, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of the granulated

until the spinach has wilted, which will happen rather quickly; then turn off the heat. When the spinach is cool enough to handle, chop it and transfer it a mixing bowl, along with the lemon zest and dill. Toss to incorporate. Uncover the rice and use a fork to fluff it, then transfer the rice to the mixing bowl and toss to incorporate. Taste, and add salt as needed. Add the feta and pistachios and toss again. Season with black pepper and a few pinches of the crushed red pepper flakes. Serve immediately, or let cool a bit.

sugar in a food processor. Pulse until well incorporated. Grease a 9-inch springform pan with a little butter, then dust the sides with some of the almond-zest mixture, shaking out any excess. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine the eggs and the remaining 3/4 cup of granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer or hand-held electric mixer. Beat on low, then high speed until pale, foamy and thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the speed to low; add the remaining almond-zest mixture, the almond extract and the flour mixture, beating until well incorporated. Pour the cooled butter over the batter and quickly fold it in, followed by the carrots. Scrape the batter into the pan, smoothing the surface. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees; bake the cake until it is springy to the touch in the center, lightly browned and beginning to pull away from the pan sides, about 40 minutes. Let it cool completely in its pan, then release the springform and slide the cake onto a platter. For the ricotta cream: Work together the ricotta, sour cream, honey and zest by hand or with a mixer on low speed, until smooth. Taste, and add more of any of the ingredients as needed. The cream will thin out as it sits, forming a nice sauce for the cake. Just before serving, dust the cake with the confectioners’ sugar. Serve the sauce alongside.






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Question: As a single moth- is for your son’s well-being. You er whose kids are approaching love him and you want what is puberty, I’m becoming acutely best for him. But is this the mesaware of their need for positive sage he hears when the subject of male role models. Where can I his girlfriend comes up? Or does go to find this kind of he feel like you’re input? simply attacking her Jim: You’re right — and, by extension, — this is extremely him and his choices? important! I’ve been It’s true that many where your kids are teens become comnow. My father was an bative despite their alcoholic who abanparents’ best efforts doned the family when to broach a controI was very young. versial subject peaceOne of the best fully. But to the extent places you can look you’re able, make sure for male input is your he knows that your own extended family. concerns are motiJIM Do your kids have a vated by your love for DALY good relationship with him, and not out of a your father? desire to control his If you believe he’s life. a positive role model, My colleague, Dr. ask your dad if he’d be Greg Smalley, and willing to spend time with them. his father, Dr. Gary Smalley, surIf he lives nearby, you could veyed 5,000 parents about what arrange for them to spend one they considered to be “fair fightweekend a month at their grand- ing” between parents and teens. parents’ house. Here are the top 10 answers that If grandpa lives far away, send emerged from their survey: them for an extended stay during — Listen for understanding. school vacations. — Avoid yelling, verbal threats Another good resource is your or abuse. church. Ask the pastor if there’s — Maintain an honoring, rea trustworthy older couple in the spectful and loving atmosphere. congregation who might be will— No name-calling. ing to act as “surrogate grandpar— Use open communication. ents” for your family. — Don’t bring in past “garOther options could include a bage.” trusted schoolteacher or coach. — Keep the focus off the perYou’ll need to screen them to en- son’s character. sure they’re reputable and that — No violence. their values align with yours, of — Avoid accusatory language course. (e.g., “You never ... You always I had a football coach in high ...”). school (my mom had succumbed — Make sure only one person to cancer years earlier) who took talks at a time. me under his wing and welcomed That’s a pretty good list. You me into his family. It changed my might want to write it down, so life! the next time this issue arises, Question: My son is 17 and has make sure that you, your husbeen dating a girl from school for band and your son all abide by the last year. these rules. She is very negative and not a Remember, too, that your son, good influence on him. like most men, desires respect If I say anything, he gets de- (which is not the same as agreefensive and tells us that he loves ment) as he assumes more matuher and that is all that matters. I rity and independence. He’ll be don’t want to push him away, but more likely to listen if he has the I would like for him to find some- assurance that you respect him, one more encouraging. I could and that you are clearly hearuse some advice. ing — and understanding — what Leon Wirth, executive director he’s saying. of Parenting and Youth: This is a tough dilemma for many parents. Catch up with Jim Daly at www. My heart goes out to you! or at www.faceIt’s obvious that your concern


With hungry bears emerging from hiber- anything was approaching. Anything like...a nation, it is interesting to note no other ani- bear. mal has the sniffer skills of a bear. Adding to my newfound concern was the If there were a sensory animal Olympics fact I was walking through the woods with deer would take the gold medal in sound, food strapped to my back; food that included the hawk in sight and the bear in very smelly pepperoni. scent; hence the saying “If a tree As my heart started to drumfalls in a forest a deer will hear it, beat in my chest, it occurred to a hawk will see it and a bear will me that I the carrier — not Darsmell it.” cy the consumer — could very A bear’s sense of smell is seven well be the one to suffer a heart times greater than that of a bloodattack brought on by the pephound … and a bloodhound’s peroni. sense of smell is 300 times better I hurried to catch up to Darthan a human’s! cy so I could be heard over the A bear’s nose consists of hunroaring creek. I grabbed his arm dreds of tiny muscles they control and demanded he consume the with amazing dexterity that can be pepperoni in its entirety on the likened to a human manipulating spot. SHANNON their fingers. “Let me get this straight,” MCKINNON The result is so precise they can Darcy replied. smell animal carcasses from a dis“Now you want me to eat the tance of 20 miles upwind. pepperoni you’ve spent the last I had long suspected bears of four miles telling me I should having superior olfactory capabilities, but never eat.” until stumbling across the above statistics “Yes,” I shouted. “All of it.” To my mind I didn’t realize just how incredible their once the pepperoni was safely inside his sense of smell really was. stomach the bear could no longer smell it. I recall with terrifying clarity the time My reasoning was thus; they always tell you Darcy and I went gold panning in the wilds. to remove food from a tent to avoid attractA hundred miles from nowhere we parked ing bears, but you never hear anything about our vehicle and set off on foot. not consuming food before getting inside the Darcy shouldered the heavy backpack tent. filled with pans, picks, and other parapherWhen Darcy expressed his reluctance to nalia, while I carried the lighter pack that eat a pound of pepperoni in one go I suggestincluded our lunch of fruit, a couple of sand- ed we toss the package as far as we could. In wiches and a package of pepperoni. exasperation Darcy removed the offending I objected from the outset to the pep- package of pepperoni from my backpack peroni. and inserted it into his coat pocket and conDarcy often accuses me of sucking the tinued down the trail. fun out of food and he’s probably right. If it’s I felt unreasonably relieved. It didn’t high in fat, salt or preservatives chances are last. While I didn’t want to be consumed by I will comment on it. a bear, I certainly didn’t want Darcy conVociferously. sumed by one neither. The pepperoni fell into all three categoFurthermore I was pretty sure being 20 ries and I chirruped about it as we walked feet from a person packing pepperoni wasn’t through bush so dense I could hardly see much safer than being the pepperoni packDarcy’s back even though he was never more er; especially when the pepperoni packer than 20 feet ahead. could run faster. Sadly for Darcy, the bush did little to As usual, my worrying was for naught. muffle my voice as I opined on the long term We didn’t strike it rich, but we didn’t get effects of pepperoni. consumed by a bear, so it was a successful An hour later I had finally exhausted all trip. possibilities of how pepperoni might wreak On our way back we stopped at a park havoc on the human body. where I saw this sign: “You are in Bear In the distance came the roar of the creek Country. Travellers are advised to carry pepsignaling our destination was close at hand. per spray and wear small bells while hiking No doubt to Darcy’s immense relief, the to avoid surprise encounters. Keep an eye creek would soon be muffling sound as ef- out for fresh bear scat. Black bear droppings fectively as the bush had been muting our often contain berries, leaves, and possibly sight. bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to It was about this time an unsettling contain small bells and smell of pepper.” thought occurred. Shannon McKinnon is a syndicated humour With brush slapping my face with every columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up step and now the upcoming creek blotting on past columns by visiting www.shannonmckout sound, there was no way to see or hear if


Lack of appropriate attention leads to self-esteem and behavioural issues thoughtless,” he said. “But my heart tells me those children are sadly lacking love and attention.” When children do not receive the love and instructive attention they need from primary caregivers (parents), they may seek it in destructive and inappropriate ways. They act out — saying and doing things to create drama. In a child’s mind, negative attention is still attention. When we acknowledge that the foundation blocks of our value system are laid before the age of 10, we begin to understand the importance of a loving and healthy upbringing. Children who act out from lack of appropriate attention become adults with significant self-esteem and behavioural issues. This can manifest in a variety of ways, from creating drama and fostering a victim mentality to taking inappropriate risks, seeking approval in unhealthy ways and people-pleasing. People who exhibit these types of behaviours are coming from a place of fear. They lack a sense of significance or personal worth and use attention-seeking behaviours to gain significance, although such actions can never alleviate the fear or elevate their self-esteem. Such individuals are trapped by the notion that to be considered worthy, they need to be noticed. There is often, however, a lack of awareness around cause and effect — choice and consequence. Being noticed becomes the primary focus resulting in damaged relationships, squandered opportunities, a lack of personal integrity and emotional stagnation. Everyone is trapped somehow, but it is the magnitude of the problem that matters. Admittedly, as humans, we crave social interaction and feedback.



Most emotionally mature individuals do not need to go hunting for validation, it comes naturally. Validation comes from day-to-day living — from interacting in a healthy and appropriate way with the world. The better our self-esteem, the less likely we are to engage in negative attention-seeking behaviours. Attention-seeking behaviour is surprisingly common. We’ve all revelled in the spotlight. Being the centre of attention feels good and can be addictive. For some, it alleviates feelings of insecurity and inadequacy but the relief will only be temporary if the underlying problem remains unaddressed. If you’re always yelling, “Look at me!” it may be time for a little soul-searching. What are you needing, what have you missed, who have you kicked in the shins? “Shall we get this over with?” I asked. Lee nodded. We climbed the three steps to the door.

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“Man, those are nasty bruises,” I said, noting Lee’s wounded shins. “I know,” he replied. “I got them this morning while on my walk.” Years ago, I had a friend named Lee. A sprightly senior, he enjoyed taking long morning walk through his neighbourhood. One spring morning, Lee expanded his route by a few blocks and ventured into unknown territory. The day was warm and the sun was shining. The cane in his right hand swung easily as he all but strolled along the sidewalk. For a change of pace, Lee decided to cut down a back alley. He passed behind a number of older homes — many of which were badly in need of attention. MURRAY A group of children were FUHRER playing tag in the yard of one especially ramshackle two-storey. The kids stopped and stared at the old man as he passed by them. Lee raised his cane in a greeting and smiled. That’s when it happened. The kids bolted from the yard, surrounded Lee and began kicking him in the shins — laughing the entire time. The more he protested the harder they kicked. Lee pushed his way through the group and stumbled a few meters down the alley. Amazingly, the children didn’t pursue him but instead stopped, returned to the yard and picked up where the game of tag had left off. In office bleaching in 60 minutes I was astounded. Lee was not prone to exaggeration and his bruised Call us today! shins told me that the tale was painfully true. I asked Lee if he was going to press charges. He said no but he would like to speak the children’s parents — that is, if I would accompany him on a return visit. “My shins would have me to believe those dren were cruel and


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Alaska author wants to establish retreat PLANS RESIDENCY RETREAT FOR FEMALE WRITERS BY MARK THIESSEN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A bestselling mystery writer from Alaska wants to establish a residency retreat for female writers, hoping to offer women the same help she received more than two decades ago. “It was Dana Stabenow 25 years ago, that’s who I want here,” said Stabenow, the author of 29 novels, including her best-known works, the Kate Shugak mystery series featuring an Aleut private investigator. Stabenow, 61, has started a fundraising campaign to build a main house and six cabins for the Storyknife Writers’ Retreat near her home in scenic Homer, Alaska, and its stunning view of Cook Inlet. The goal is $1 million for construction and then a $20 million endowment for the operations. “If I actually pull this off,” Stabenow says, “this will be the writers’ retreat that Kate Shugak built.” Long before she became famous, Stabenow worked in the rugged Alaska oil fields on the North Slope. She quit the job in 1982, went to graduate school and set a goal to publish something before her savings from the oil patch job ran out. “The first thing my writing ever earned me wasn’t an advance on a book, it wasn’t a fee for an article or anything like that. It was, in fact, a residency at Hedgebrook Farm,” she said. Hedgebrook was established on Whidbey Island, Wash., as a retreat for female writers in 1989 by Nancy Nordhoff, a Seattle philanthropist. “I did some really good writing there, but I’ll tell you what the epiphany was,” Stabenow said. “It was the first time that anyone acted like writing was a real job.” As her career progressed with mystery, suspense and science fiction novels, Stabenow bought land in Homer with the possible idea of selling it at a profit later in life. Then another thought came to her, why not build something substantial to leave behind? Hedgebrook is currently the only retreat for female writers, and she figured more opportunities, more cottages, were needed for female writers. “Why don’t I build them?” she said. The plan is causing excitement at Hedgebrook. “The world definitely needs more writing retreats so writers can go deeper into their work, and we’re absolutely supportive,” said Katie Woodz-


Alaska best-selling author Dana Stabenow works at her home outside Homer, Alaska. Stabenow has announced plans to create Storyknife Writer’s Retreat. This will include a main building and six cabins where women writers will do nothing during their residency except write. ick, external relations manager at the Whidbey Island retreat. If Storyknife is established, the residency program would provide solitude for six women at a time. The residencies would run anywhere from two to eight weeks, offering women room and board, and silence and solitude to concentrate on their craft. Stabenow envisions Storyknife benefiting “somebody who is broke, who is discouraged, who has seen every manuscript that she has sent to New York returned like a little homing pigeon, who needs just a little encouragement to just hang in there until her ship comes in,” Stabenow said. It can also be the woman who gets up at 4 a.m. to have an hour to write before her family and life consumes the rest of the day. Phase one kicked off last week — a

all her real and intellectual property is given to Storyknife when she dies. Her books will continue to earn money after her death, as will any stage and screen rights. “The board of directors will be able to mine the income of those rights for the benefit of Storyknife in perpetuity, I would hope,” she said. Stabenow has thought a lot about the first woman who might receive a residency at the retreat, maybe someone not very unlike her most famous character. “Kate is an Alaska Native, and she is a woman. I would be ecstatic if the very first writer to step foot in a Storyknife cabin was an Alaska Native woman writer,” Stabenow said.

year to raise $1 million to construct the main building, cottages, roads and septic system. The goal is to break ground next April. “If someone wrote a $1 million check or four $250,000 checks today, the builder could start tomorrow,” Stabenow said. But she’s also realistic. “I don’t know how many people there are with a million dollars who are inclined to give it to a writers’ retreat.” The project is accepting donations at If, after a year, the plan isn’t realized, she says all donations will be returned, minus credit card processing fees. But if the goal is met, the second phase is to set up a $20 million endowment so future fundraising won’t be necessary. She’s also set up a living trust and


Alicia Keys campaigns to educate women about HIV WASHINGTON — Alicia Keys says she wants to spark a global conversation about HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Grammy Award-winning singer says that when she travelled to Africa and India she felt connected to women with the virus because

“they looked like they could be my sister, or they could be my aunt, or they could be my cousin.” Keys is working with the Kaiser Family Foundation for “Empowered,” a campaign launched last month to educate women about HIV and provide grants to communitybased projects that will do that. According to Kaiser, one in


VISIT: No attention As there was no doorbell, Lee rapped on the screen door. No response so Lee rapped again. This time we heard a voice yell something from inside the house. The door swung open and there stood a woman in her mid-30s. She appeared as neglected as the yard. As Lee began to introduce himself, the children came charging around the corner. I was shocked. The oldest looked to be only about 10 years of age while the youngest seemed to be around four. The woman yelled again and the children scattered — all but the youngest who walked up and kicked me squarely in the shin. Before Lee or I could say another word, the woman said she didn’t need any and slammed the door shut.

four of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are women. Women of colour account for about two-thirds of new HIV infections among women. The campaign includes outreach through public service ads, social media and community programs. It encourages women to learn about HIV and AIDS, talk with family and friends,

protect themselves and loved ones, get tested, prevent spreading the disease and stay on treatment. Keys is also leading the Empowered Community Grants program with Kaiser and AIDS United that will give up to $25,000 grants to community-based projects that focus on women and HIV. The campaign is scheduled to run for five years and pub-

As we limped home, I asked Lee if he still thought love and attention was lacking. “I do,” he replied, and added that sometimes a kick in the shins is a cry for help. I read once that we validate people’s lives by our attention. Healthy self-esteem is like armour against the challenges of the world. It is the result of validating our own worth. It makes us courageous, helps us find the strength to take a stand when necessary, or to follow our dreams. It allows us to honour our gifts and pursue opportunities for self-improvement. But even more importantly, it fills us with compassion and awareness — a willingness to suspend judgement and seek understanding. Lee was right. I don’t know what became of the children but I hope they found — somewhere — the validation they deserved. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at

lish a report annually on women’s experiences with HIV/ AIDS and examine cultural changes regarding education, misconceptions and the stigma associated with the disease. Keys is co-founder of Keep a Child Alive, which provides AIDS treatment, food and other support to children and families affected by HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.




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NO SURGERY NEEDED Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes won’t need surgery on his sprained left ankle but is still expected to miss three months, general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. Reyes visited a specialist in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday who confirmed the diagnosis of a severely sprained ankle. Reyes was injured when he slid awkwardly into second base in Friday’s game at Kansas City. Anthopoulos said Reyes will be in a cast for two weeks and then in a walking boot for an additional two weeks, meaning he won’t be ready to begin rehab activity for at least a month. The Blue Jays called up shortstop Munenori Kawasaki from triple-A Buffalo to replace him on the roster. The fourtime all-star, Reyes, is batting .395 with one homer and five RBIs this season.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers fired general manager Steve Tambellini Monday, saying the window of opportunity is short with their young guns and that Tambellini wasn’t getting it done. Tambellini, in his fifth season as GM, was replaced by former Oiler coach and vice-president Craig MacTavish. “I’m an impatient guy,” MacTavish told a news conference at Rexall Place, sitting beside Kevin Lowe, the Oilers president of hockey operations. “We’re at the stage in terms of the cycle of our hockey club right now that we have to do some bold things. We have to expose ourselves to some semblance of risk to try and move the team forward in a rapid fashion,” said MacTavish. “We’ve got primary pieces here but we’ve got to add some depth to help these young players.” MacTavish was the Oilers coach from 2001 to 2008, then left hockey to acquire an MBA at Queen’s University. He returned to the Oilers last summer as the senior vicepresident of hockey operations. With Lowe and MacTavish at the podium was former Oilers assistant GM Scott Howson. Howson was recently fired in February as GM of the Columbus Blue Jackets and now takes over MacTavish’s old role as senior vicepresident of hockey operations. Tambellini was not at the news conference. The announcement came after the Oilers were expected to compete for a playoff spot

in the lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season, but instead are all but mathematically eliminated from the post-season. Heading into NHL action Monday night, the Oilers were 12th in the Western Conference standings with a 16-18-7 record, eight points behind eighth-place Detroit. “I for one really had hoped that we’d be a little more advanced than we are now,” said Lowe. “And because careers are short and opportunities for achievement don’t come along very often, we feel strongly that it is important that we make some changes right now.” Lowe said a decision on Tambellini was in the works for awhile, but said the team’s current five-game losing streak, including a listless 4-1 loss Saturday to the Calgary Flames, didn’t help. “Losing five in a row, how we lost, where we are — all those things go into the decision,” said Lowe. “If we’re going to do something, then why wait.” It has been seven miserable years for the Oilers since they pushed the Carolina Hurricanes to a seventh and deciding game in the 2006 Stanley Cup finals. The team hasn’t made the post-season since and three previous seasons have seen the Oilers at or near the bottom of the NHL. The miserable finishes have translated into acquiring a core of talented young scorers through the draft like Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle. The Oilers also added free agent slick-handed defenceman Justin Schultz this year. MacTavish said the Oilers still need bet-

Generals open Allan Cup with a win


● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup tournament at Red Deer Arena — Clarenville vs. Fort St. John, 4 p.m.; Bentley vs. Kenora, 8 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: Braves vs. Hammerhead Oilfield, 7 p.m.; Gentex Heat vs. Crystal Wellsite, 8:15 p.m.; Tommy Gun’s vs. Details Devils, 9:30 p.m.; all games at Kinsmen B.


● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup tournament at Red Deer Arena — Stony Plain vs. Clarenville, 4 p.m.; Kenora vs. Rosetown, 8 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: JMAA Architecture vs. Tommy Gun’s, 9:30 p.m., Kinsmen B.


● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup tournament at Red Deer Arena — Quarter-final games at 4 and 8 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: Hammerhead Oilfield vs. Crystal Wellsite, 7 p.m.; Braves vs. Gentex Heat, 8:15 p.m.; JMAA Architecture vs. Brewhouse, 9:30 p.m.; all games at Kinsmen B.


● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup tournament at Red Deer Arena — Semifinal games at 4 and 8 p.m.


● Midget football: Airdrie Northern Raiders at Prairie Fire, 11 a.m., Lacombe M.E. Global Athletic Park. ● Senior AAA hockey: Allan Cup tournament at Red Deer Arena — Championship game, time TBA.

Correction Sefrah Daviduck of Red Deer captured the U19 girls’ singles title at the provincial junior B badminton championships in Olds during the weekend. She went through the meet undefeated.

ter, bigger, and more rugged role players to support the young guns. He said when it comes to deals, all players are up for grabs, but said when it comes to the core players, “we would part with those assets very begrudgingly.” MacTavish gave a word of encouragement to head coach Ralph Krueger. “I think he’s done a great job with our young players,” said MacTavish. “What we need to do is give the coaches better tools to compete.” MacTavish, Howson and Lowe have been with the Oilers in management and coaching capacities to varying degrees throughout the seven-year playoff drought. Lowe got heated when one reporter pointed that out to him rather pointedly. “How are fans are going to be reassured that the group that left the mess that Tambellini couldn’t quite clean up is now going to be cleaned up by the guys who left the mess to begin with?” asked the reporter. “In terms of the group that messed things up, you’re talking about the group that had a team one period away from winning the Stanley Cup?” Lowe shot back. “Seven years ago,” said the reporter. Lowe pressed on. He said after coming close to the Stanley Cup in 2006 Oilers management decided to try to keep the core group together. When that failed three years ago, they overhauled the roster and started from scratch. “Are you saying to me you’re getting impatient after three years?” challenged Lowe.

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Bentley General Brett Robertson cuts in on Rosetown Redwing Brennan Turner during first-period Allan Cup action at the Arena in Red Deer on Monday night. BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Generals 2 Redwings 0 Already pitching a shutout, Dan Bakala took it one step further Monday night at a packed Red Deer Arena. With the Bentley Generals clinging to a late 1-0 lead, Bakala steadied a puck in front of the

net and lifted the rubber over oncoming traffic, all the way down the ice and into the vacated Rosetown Redwings goal to seal a 2-0 win in the Allan Cup opener for both teams. “They dumped it in straight on me and I had enough time to . . . I was just trying to get it out, I didn’t even know they’d pulled their goalie (Kelly Guard),” said Bakala, who turned aside all 21

shots he faced and whose goal came at the 18:53 mark of the third period. “I just took it, tried to save some time and make them (Redwings) regroup and all I heard was people yelling and, yeah, she curled in (to the Rosetown goal). I was just hoping to get it on net and make them break out again. That was my first goal ever. I didn’t even know what to do.” The clubs battled

through two scoreless periods before Jeremy Colliton notched what proved to be the winner, his power-play shot from along the goal line deflecting off the skate of Guard and in at 8:32 of the final frame. The Generals directed 26 shots at Guard, not including hit posts by Scott Doucet and Matt Stefanishion in the third period. In addition, Generals forward Trent Hunter wired a shot over the net from excellent scoring range — roughly 12 feet out. While Guard was good, Bakala was just a tad better and obviously had a superior scoring touch. “I really didn’t get tested. Our defencemen kept everything on the outside. It was easy for everyone to play tonight,” said the Generals stopper. The game was vital in the sense that the Generals can advance directly to Friday’s semifinals with a win over the Kenora Thistles tonight. “It was big,” said Bakala. “We all had some jitters early, we were all a little nervous. These guys (Redwings) are a good team and that first period kind of showed

we were a little hesitant to make some plays, but once we started rolling it got a little easier for us.” The Generals were outshot 5-3 in the opening frame, then started to set the pace though the latter half of the second period. “I didn’t think our first period was bad by any means,” said Bentley head coach Brandin Cote. “I think both teams were in a feeling-out process early in the game. No one wanted to make the first mistake. It was kind of a chess match to start. “Then as the game went on we got back to the kind of way we want to play in terms of being aggressive on the forecheck. It was just a matter of staying with it. It was a great team effort tonight, a very close game and that’s what you’re going to get in a tournament like this. “Rosetown is a competitive team. Give them credit, they battled hard. We just ended up playing a little better at the end of the day. We’re happy with where we’re at. Now we just have to move on and get ready and refocused for Kenora.”

Flyers squeeze out close win in Allan Cup opener BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Flyers 3 Eagles 2 It came down to a few inches here and a few inches there. The Fort St. John Flyers took advantage of a goal that came just seconds before the net came off, then watched the Stony Plain Eagles graze the post three times in the late going, to pull out a 3-2 victory in the opening game of the Allan Cup before a near full house at the Arena Monday. While Eagles head coach Mike Thompson felt the net was off before Todd Alexander scored at 8:36 of the second period to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead, Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy liked what he saw. “Goals were hard to come by and that was a good effort by Todd going to the net,” he said. Alexander slammed home a loose puck in the slot and after some discussion between the on-ice officials and even the goal judge the goal was counted. The Flyers took a 3-1 lead at 6:40 of the third period before the Eagles Jordan Ceh made it 3-2 at 9:17 when his shot deflected in off a Fort St. John defender. The Eagles held an 11-8 edge in shots in the third period, plus had several others skim past the post after they had pulled goal-

tender Wade Waters in the final minute. As well Flyers netminder Troy Hunt dove back to rob Justin Cox at the side of the net with five seconds remaining. “Hunt made up his mind nothing was going to get past him,” said Leahy. “Their second goal we scored on ourselves and after that he held the fort. Also in the second period he came up with several big saves.” Overall Leahy was pleased with the way his team played, but not the way they started. “In the first period we were a little tentative for the first 10 minutes,” he said. “After that we were fine. “It was a good start to the tournament, although I’d like to have seen a little cleaner game, but there were some nerves and we were coming off a big series (against Power River) and didn’t play in two and a half weeks.” Thompson liked the way his team performed early in the first period, but was mystified at the way they fell back after the 10 minute mark. “A good start to the game, but then I don’t know what happened over the next 35 minutes,” he said. “We didn’t bring our work ethic and desire. We decided to wake up late, and while we were down only one goal, that was tough to get. Hopefully this was a starting

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Fort St. John Flyer Todd Alexander failed to score on this first period play but ended up sliding into the net himself past Stony Plain Eagle goaltender Wade Waters during the opening game of the Allan Cup at the Red Deer Arena on Monday. point for us . . . we’ll need to continue to get better if we want to continue on.” The Eagles have today off while the Flyers face Clarenville Caribous at 4 p.m. The Eagles and Caribous clash Wednesday at 4 p.m. “That’s a big game for us,” said Leahy, whose squad can finish first with a win and earn a bye into Friday’s semifinal. On the other hand a Caribou

win tonight gives the Eagles a shot at first. “They’re two good teams, so who knows what will happen. We need the Caribous to win, but we’ll just wait and see,” said Thompson. ● Eagles Jordan Cameron and Flyers Clayton Bahm scored in the first period . . . Hunt finished with 22 saves while Waters made 30.




Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hockey WHL Playoffs THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7)

Buffalo New Jersey Philadelphia Tampa Bay Carolina Florida

EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Calgary (3) Thursday’s game Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Friday’s game Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 23 Edmonton at Calgary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 24 Edmonton at Calgary, 7 p.m. Friday, Apr. 26 x-Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 28 x-Edmonton at Calgary, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 30 x-Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Portland (1) vs. Kamloops (3) Friday’s game Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m. (Memorial Coliseum) Saturday, Apr. 20 Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m. (Memorial Coliseum) Tuesday, Apr. 23 Portland at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 24 Portland at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Friday, Apr. 26 x-Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday, Apr. 28 x-Portland at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 30 x-Kamloops at Portland, 8 p.m. x — If necessary.

GF 141 131 129 116 130 101 119 100 109

GA 102 107 118 91 113 89 122 96 123

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111 96 115 133 107 99

128 115 129 131 131 142

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Chicago 42 33 5 4 70 139 87 x-Anaheim 42 27 10 5 59 125 105 d-Vancouver 42 24 12 6 54 117 102 Los Angeles 42 24 14 4 52 120 104 San Jose 42 22 13 7 51 106 102 Minnesota 42 23 16 3 49 109 106 St. Louis 41 23 16 2 48 110 104 Detroit 42 20 15 7 47 106 107 Columbus 43 20 16 7 47 106 110 Dallas 42 21 18 3 45 118 126 Phoenix 42 18 17 7 43 110 114 Edmonton 41 16 18 7 39 103 115 Nashville 44 15 21 8 38 100 123 Calgary 42 16 22 4 36 113 145 Colorado 43 14 22 7 35 103 135 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Chicago 2, St. Louis 0 Buffalo 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Nashville 0

Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 7:30 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Monday’s summary Wild 4 at Flames 3 First Period 1. Minnesota, Koivu 10 (Parise, Gilbert) 2:17 Penalty — Suter Min (high-sticking) 18:12. Second Period 2. Minnesota, Pominville 13 (Bouchard, Suter) 11:13 Penalties — Zucker Min (hooking) 1:27, Giordano Cal (high-sticking, high-sticking) 18:28. Third Period 3. Calgary, Hudler 9 (Horak, Cervenka) 3:42 4. Minnesota, Bouchard 6 (Setoguchi) 3:52 5. Minnesota, Pominville 14 (Cullen, Brodin) 5:06 6. Calgary, Hanowski 1 (Backlund, Glencross) 11:19 7. Calgary, Baertschi 2 (Cammalleri, Giordano) 19:21 Penalties — None Shots on goal Minnesota 6 12 9 — 27 Calgary 11 3 9 — 23 Goal — Minnesota: Backstrom (W,21-12-3); Calgary: MacDonald (L,7-7-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Minnesota: 0-2; Calgary: 0-2. Flyers 7 at Canadiens 3 First Period 1. Philadelphia, Simmonds 13 (Couturier, L.Schenn) 2:45 2. Philadelphia, Gustafsson 2, 5:49 3. Montreal, Pacioretty 12 (Plekanec, Subban) 19:02 (pp) Penalties — Foster Pha (roughing, fighting, minormajor-misconduct), White Mtl (roughing, major, fighting, major, game misconduct) 6:11, Rosehill Pha (boarding) 12:30, Lauridsen Pha (cross-checking) 17:26, Lauridsen Pha (cross-checking) 19:23. Second Period 4. Montreal, Gallagher 13 (Pacioretty, Subban) 0:38 (pp) 5. Philadelphia, Voracek 18 (Giroux) 1:02 6. Philadelphia, Hartnell 5 (Giroux, Timonen) 7:30 (pp) 7. Montreal, Galchenyuk 7 (Drewiske, Eller) 9:11

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


8. Philadelphia, Giroux 13 (Voracek, Timonen) 10:46 9. Philadelphia, Hartnell 6 (Voracek, Simmonds) 19:27 (pp) Penalties — Couturier Pha (slashing) 4:44, Montreal bench (too many men, served by Galchenyuk) 7:08, Couturier Pha (cross-checking) 11:15, Galchenyuk Mtl (boarding) 18:30. Third Period 10. Philadelphia, Hartnell 7 (B.Schenn, Briere) 12:45 Penalties — Desharnais Mtl (high-sticking) 0:46, Hartnell Pha (roughing), Plekanec Mtl (crosschecking, roughing) 6:38, Rosehill Pha (roughing, roughing, minor-minor-misconduct), Pacioretty Mtl (roughing) 10:18, Subban Mtl (interference) 14:49, Eller Mtl (slashing, major, game misconduct) 20:00. Shots on goal Philadelphia 17 12 4 — 33 Montreal 8 10 10 — 28 Goal (shots-saves) — Philadelphia: Bryzgalov (W,18-16-3); Montreal: Price (L,19-10-4)(29-23), Budaj (0:00 third, 4-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Philadelphia: 2-5. Montreal: 2-7. Canucks 5 at Predators 2 First Period 1. Vancouver, Kesler 3 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin) 1:34 (pp) 2. Vancouver, Roy 5 (Hamhuis, Hansen) 4:34 Penalties — Nashville bench (too many men, served by Beck) 0:50, Pinizzotto Vcr (fighting, major), Clune Nash (fighting, major) 5:23, C.Smith Nash (high-sticking) 6:08. Second Period 3. Nashville, Spaling 8 (Kostitsyn, Bang) 1:34 4. Nashville, B.Butler 3 (Bartley) 11:40 5. Vancouver, Garrison 7 (Raymond, Bieksa) 17:02 (pp) Penalties — Gill Nash (roughing) 16:56, Garrison Vcr (holding) 17:35. Third Period 6. Vancouver, Burrows 13 (D.Sedin, H.Sedin) 0:50 7. Vancouver, Kesler 4 (Roy, Hansen) 15:53 Penalties — Halischuk Nash (high-sticking) 11:48, Alberts Vcr (roughing, minor-misconduct), Kassian Vcr (roughing, cross-checking), Weber Nash (roughing, minor-misconduct), Rinne Nash (unsportsmanlike conduct) 16:47. Shots on goal Vancouver 9 10 5 — 24 Nashville 9 19 10 — 38 Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (W,9-4-3); Nashville:

Rinne (L,14-16-7). Power plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 2-4; Nashville: 0-2. Devils 0 at Maple Leafs 2 First Period No Scoring Penalties — Zidlicky NJ (tripping) 0:49, Orr Tor (charging) 11:34. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Sullivan NJ (holding) 3:59, O’Byrne Tor (interference) 7:10, O’Byrne Tor (slashing) 9:59. Third Period 1. Toronto, Kessel 16 (Phaneuf, Franson) 13:28 (pp) 2. Toronto, McClement 8 (Fraser) 19:23 (en) Penalties — O’Byrne Tor (delay of game) 8:56, Zidlicky NJ (holding) 13:20, Gionta NJ (roughing), Phaneuf Tor (roughing) 19:39. Shots on goal New Jersey 9 7 15 — 31 Toronto 3 2 8 — 13 Goal — New Jersey: Brodeur (L,10-8-7); Toronto: Reimer (W,17-5-5). Power plays (goals-chances) — New Jersey: 0-4; Toronto: 1-3. Stars 2 at Blackhawks 5 First Period 1. Chicago, Toews 21 (Hossa, Saad) 12:54 Penalties — Fiddler Dal (hooking) 7:56, Roussel Dal (interference) 18:25. Second Period 2. Chicago, Stalberg 9 (Handzus, Shaw) 12:14 3. Dallas, Ja.Benn 9 (Whitney) 14:12 Penalties — Cole Dal (holding stick) 4:05, Toews Chi (tripping) 6:33. Third Period 4. Dallas, Ja.Benn 10 (Whitney, Goligoski) 3:07 5. Chicago, Shaw 9 (Kane) 4:31 6. Chicago, Hjalmarsson 2 (Hossa, Toews) 7:46 7. Chicago, Hossa 16 (Seabrook) 19:33 (en) Penalties — Dallas bench (face-off violation, served by Wandell) 13:56, Garbutt Dal (roughing), Seabrook Chi (roughing, slashing) 19:44. Shots on goal Dallas 4 7 7 — 18 Chicago 13 9 6 — 28 Goal — Dallas: Bachman (L,6-4-0); Chicago: Emery (W,16-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Dallas: 0-1; Chicago: 0-4.


Boston New York Baltimore Toronto Tampa Bay

American League East Division W L Pct 8 4 .667 6 5 .545 6 6 .500 6 7 .462 4 8 .333

GB — 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 4

Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 7 5 .583 7 5 .583 5 6 .455 5 7 .417 5 8 .385

GB — — 1 1/2 2 2 1/2

Oakland Texas Seattle Houston Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 8 5 .615 6 8 .429 4 8 .333 4 9 .308

GB — 1 3 1/2 4 1/2 5

Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox 3, Cleveland 1 Boston 5, Tampa Bay 0 Kansas City 3, Toronto 2 N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, ppd., rain L.A. Angels 4, Houston 1 Detroit 10, Oakland 1 Seattle 4, Texas 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Baltimore 0 Monday’s Games Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 2 Houston at Oakland, Late Tuesday’s Games Arizona (McCarthy 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Boston (Doubront 0-0) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 0-2) at Baltimore (Arrieta 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-1) at Toronto (Jo.

Johnson 0-1), 5:07 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 1-0), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-1) at Minnesota (Pelfrey 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Peacock 1-1) at Oakland (Griffin 2-0), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 2-0) at Seattle (Harang 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Atlanta, 10:10 a.m. Houston at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Texas at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 8:10 p.m.

Atlanta New York Washington Philadelphia Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 11 1 .917 7 4 .636 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 2 11 .154

GB — 3 3 5 9

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 3 8 .273

GB — 2 2 3 1/2 4

West Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 8 4 .667 8 4 .667 7 5 .583 2 10 .167

GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 6 1/2

San Francisco Arizona Colorado Los Angeles San Diego Sunday’s Games

Red Deer’s Madill to play hockey at Dalhousie Red Deer product Luke Madill will take his hockey skills to Dalhousie University in Halifax next season. Madill, 20, recently committed to the Dalhousie Tigers and has been admitted into the school’s Bachelor of Commerce program in the faculty of Business Management. A graduate of the Red Deer minor hockey system, Madill was selected by the Spokane Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2007 WHL bantam draft. He never suited up for a WHL game and instead played as an AJHL defenceman with the Olds Grizzlys (2009-10) and Drayton Valley Thunder (2010-13), collecting 71 points (16g,55a) and 285 penalty minutes in 225 regular-season games. Madill entertained offers from other CIS schools, Alberta college teams and NCAA programs before settling on Dalhousie. He served as the Thunder captain during the 2012-13 season, was named top defenceman and most dedicated player on the team and picked up the club’s Heart and Soul award. The six-foot-two, 205-pound rearguard was a member of Team Canada West in a Swedish international tournament and played in the 2011 CJHL Prospects Game. He was also honoured as the Thunder’s top defenceman that season and the previous season was the Grizzlys’ scholastic player of the year.

GYMNASTICS CALGARY — The Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club won four medals at the provincial trampoline and tumbling championships during the weekend. Carter Pisko led the way with gold in the doublemini trampoline (DMT) to go with a fifth on the trampoline and in tumbling. Mickayla Murray was a double bronze medalist, finishing third in both the DMT and trampoline while Erika Blair was third on the trampoline, seventh in tumbling and eighth on the DMT. Meanwhile Tess McLachlin was fourth on the DMT, sixth on the trampoline and eighth in tumbling while both Savannah Chaminaraj and Benn Bilsborrow were ninth on the DMT, eighth on the trampoline and fourth in tumbling. Rhian Gordon Eddy was 11th on the trampoline and 12th on the DMT.

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Philadelphia 2, Miami 1 Atlanta 9, Washington 0 Pittsburgh 10, Cincinnati 7 N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, ppd., rain Milwaukee 4, St. Louis 3, 10 innings San Francisco 10, Chicago Cubs 7, 10 innings Colorado 2, San Diego 1 Arizona 1, L.A. Dodgers 0 Monday’s Games St. Louis 10, Pittsburgh 6 Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 2 Washington 10, Miami 3 N.Y. Mets at Colorado, ppd., snow San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, Late Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-0), 1:10 p.m., 1st game Arizona (McCarthy 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-1), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 1-1) at Pittsburgh (J.Sanchez 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 2-0) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-1) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 1-1) at Miami (Sanabia 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 1-0), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 2-0) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 0-1), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Laffey 0-0) at Colorado (Francis 1-1), 6:40 p.m., 2nd game San Diego (Marquis 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas City at Atlanta, 10:10 a.m. Arizona at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Texas at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

SIDNEY CROSBY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby skated before the team’s practice Monday. Crosby wore a protective mask while skating with injured teammates James Neal and Paul Martin. Coach Dan Bylsma said there is no timetable for Crosby’s return, but called it a positive step for the NHL’s leading scorer. Crosby has not played since being struck in the face by a puck on March 30. The Penguins have gone 4-2 without him and remain atop the Eastern Conference standings.


Three Central Albertans chosen for Senior Bowl Only three players out of the Central Alberta High School Football League made the North Senior Bowl team. Quarterback Scott Pearson of Hunting Hills joins receivers Joel Bishop of Wetaskiwin and Tyler Ledwos of Sylvan Lake. The 40-man team is made up of graduating Grade 12 players and will face the South team during the May 20th in the 24th annual Senior Bowl at McMahon Stadium in Calgary. The South team will be selected this weekend. ● Meanwhile, running back Bryce Wachtler of Olds made the South bantam all-star team, which will face the North squad, also on May 20 in the fifth annual Bantam Bowl at Foote Field in Edmonton. The North team will be selected this weekend.

National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct GB z-Miami 65 16 .802 — y-New York 53 28 .654 12 y-Indiana 49 31 .613 15 x-Brooklyn 48 33 .593 17 x-Atlanta 44 36 .550 20 x-Chicago 44 37 .543 21 x-Boston 41 39 .513 23 x-Milwaukee 37 44 .457 28 Philadelphia 33 48 .407 32 Toronto 32 48 .400 32 Detroit 29 52 .358 36 Washington 29 52 .358 36 Cleveland 24 57 .296 41 Charlotte 20 61 .247 45 Orlando 20 61 .247 45 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L Pct z-Oklahoma City 60 21 .741 y-San Antonio 58 23 .725 x-Denver 56 25 .691 y-L.A. Clippers 54 26 .675 x-Memphis 55 26 .679 x-Golden State 46 35 .563 x-Houston 45 36 .552 L.A. Lakers 44 37 .543 Utah 43 38 .531 Dallas 40 41 .494 Portland 33 47 .413 Minnesota 30 51 .370 Sacramento 28 53 .346 New Orleans 27 54 .333 Phoenix 25 56 .322 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

GB — 2 4 5 5 13 15 16 17 20 26 30 32 33 34


New York 90, Indiana 80 Philadelphia 91, Cleveland 77 Toronto 93, Brooklyn 87 Denver 118, Portland 109 Dallas 107, New Orleans 89 Houston 121, Sacramento 100 L.A. Lakers 91, San Antonio 86

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Sunday’s Games Miami 105, Chicago 93

Monday’s Games Miami 96, Cleveland 95 Charlotte 106, New York 95 Chicago 102, Orlando 84 Brooklyn 106, Washington 101 Detroit 109, Philadelphia 101 Memphis 103, Dallas 97 Utah 96, Minnesota 80 Oklahoma City 104, Sacramento 95 Denver 112, Milwaukee 111 Houston 112, Phoenix 119 San Antonio 106 at Golden State 116 Tuesday’s Games Indiana at Boston, Cancelled Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Portland at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Phoenix at Denver, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 6 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 6 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 6 p.m. Minnesota at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6 p.m. Detroit at Brooklyn, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 6 p.m. Orlando at Miami, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, 8:30 p.m.

Curling World Senior Men’s Curling Championships FREDERICTON — Round-robin standings for Canada and results Monday at the 2013 world senior men’s curling championship, Apr. 13-20 at the Grant Harvey Centre (all times Eastern): ROUND ROBIN Group B Country W L Sweden 5 0 Canada 4 0 Australia 4 1 Denmark 4 1 England 2 3 Finland 2 3 Netherlands 1 3 U.S. 1 3 Russia 0 4 Germany 0 5 Monday’s results Seventh Draw Denmark 6 Germany 4 Sweden 6 U.S. 5 England 9 Russia 6 Australia 6 Finland 4 Eighth Draw Ireland 7 Latvia 5 Switzerland 9 Italy 1 New Zealand 9 Czech Republic 2 Japan 8 France 3 Ninth Draw Canada 6 Australia 4 Netherlands 5 U.S. 4 Finland 7 Germany 4 Denmark 4 England 3 Sweden 7 Russia 6 Sunday’s results Fourth Draw Japan 6 Italy 5 Switzerland 5 Ireland 4 New Zealand 6 Scotland 5 Norway 9 France 4 Fifth Draw Canada 7 England 3 Australia 5 Russia 4 U.S. 10 Germany 4 Sweden 7 Finland 5 Denmark 8 Netherlands 5 Sixth Draw Switzerland 6 France 4 Italy 14 Czech Republic 5 Norway 9 Latvia 5 Scotland 13 Japan 1 Ireland 6 New Zealand 5

Tuesday’s games Draw 10, 5:30 a.m. Norway vs. New Zealand; Japan vs. Latvia; Czech Republic vs. France; Ireland vs. Italy; Scotland vs. Switzerland. Draw 11, 12:30 p.m. Italy vs. Latvia; Switzerland vs. Czech Republic; Norway vs. Ireland; France vs. Scotland. World Senior Women’s Curling Championships FREDERICTON — Round-robin standings for Canada and results Monday at the 2013 world senior women’s curling championship, Apr. 13-20 at the Grant Harvey Centre (all times Eastern): ROUND ROBIN Group A Country W L Canada 3 0 U.S. 2 0 Austria 2 1 New Zealand 1 1 Japan 1 2 Ireland 0 2 Russia 0 3 Monday’s results Third Draw Canada 11 Japan 3 Czech Republic 5 Australia 2 Italy 10 Finland 3 U.S. 14 Russia 2 Fourth Draw New Zealand 13 Austria 0 Fifth Draw Scotland 9 Sweden 1 Sunday’s results Third Draw Sweden 8 Switzerland 2 Fourth Draw Canada 21 Russia 1 Italy 6 Czech Republic 5 U.S. 11 Ireland 2 Scotland 7 Australia 2 Austria 11 Japan 5 Tuesday’s games Sixth Draw, 9 a.m. Japan vs. U.S.; Finland vs. Scotland; Italy vs. Switzerland; Russia vs. Ireland; Canada vs. New Zealand. Seventh Draw, 12:30 p.m. Australia vs. Sweden.

Bowling Heritage Lanes Weekly Results Monday-Club 55 plus High Single: Jim Winder 285. High Triple: Winder 652. Monday Mixed High Single: Daryl Derksen 289. High Triple: Dee Pennifold 725. Tuesday Mixed High Single: Mathieu Desjardins 317. High Triple: Harvey Von Hollen 821. WednesdayClub 55 plus High Single: Neil Garbutt 249. High Triple: Jim Winder 638.

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National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts y-Pittsburgh 42 32 10 0 64 x-Montreal 42 26 11 5 57 d-Washington 42 23 17 2 48 Boston 41 26 11 4 56 Toronto 42 24 13 5 53 Ottawa 41 21 14 6 48 N.Y. Islanders 42 21 16 5 47 N.Y. Rangers 41 21 16 4 46 Winnipeg 42 21 19 2 44

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B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Armitage rink stays unbeaten with win over Australia at world senior championships

Pominville scores twice to lead Wild over Flames Wild 4 Flames 3 CALGARY — Recently acquired Jason Pominville scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season Monday as the Minnesota Wild snapped a three-game winless skid with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames. Pominville has four goals in six games since being acquired from the Buffalo at the NHL trade deadline in a deal that sent two prospects and two draft picks to the Sabres, Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard also scored for Minnesota (23-16-3), which wins for the first time in four games. The Wild kicked off a three-game road trip that continues Tuesday night in Edmonton. The victory vaults Minnesota past St. Louis into sixth place in the Western Conference. They could move into fifth place if the San Jose Sharks lose in regulation to Phoenix on Monday. The Wild also move to within three points of the Northwest Divisionleading Vancouver Canucks. Jiri Hudler, Sven Baertschi and Ben Hanowski playing in his first NHL game scored for Calgary (16-22-4). The Flames remain in 28th place overall. They began the night two points up on Colorado and four points ahead of Florida. With veterans Alex Tanguay, Matt Stajan and Brain McGrattan all injured, the Flames continue to insert young players into their lineup to give them NHL experience. The latest was Hanowski, who is one of the two U.S. college players the Flames acquired in the March 27 trade that sent Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Calgary also received a 2013 first round draft pick. Pominville put the Wild ahead 2-0 at 11:13 of the second period. Ryan Suter’s slap shot was deflected wide but it took a lively bounce off the end boards and Pominville was perfectly positioned to corral the loose puck and tuck it inside the post. Hanowski was signed by the Flames on Friday after St. Cloud State got knocked out of the NCAA Frozen Four semifinal on Thursday. He arrived in Calgary on Sunday, practised with the team for the first time Monday

Jays edge White Sox in series opener THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 4 Chicago 3 J.P. Arencibia and Maicer Izturis hit homers and Mark Buehrle worked six-plus innings for his first win as a Blue Jay in Toronto’s 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night at Rogers Centre. Arencibia went deep in the first inning off Chicago starter Gavin Floyd (0-3) and Izturis put the Blue Jays ahead to stay an inning later. Aaron Loup gave up a run in the eighth before Casey Janssen picked up his fourth save to help Toronto (6-7) take the opener of the four-game series. Buehrle (1-0), who spent 12 of his first 13 big-league seasons in Chicago, gave up two runs in the opening inning before settling down. He allowed nine hits, two earned runs, two walks and had three strikeouts. Paul Konerko and Dayan Viciedo had RBI singles for the White Sox (5-8) in the first but Toronto used its speed and power to pull even in the bottom half of the frame. Both teams had 10 hits on the night.

morning wearing jersey No. 58, the winger was in the starting lineup on a line with Roman Horak and Mike Cammalleri. His goal came at 11:19 of the third period, banging in a puck from the top of the crease after it was centered by Mikael Backlund. The goal made it 4-2 and was followed by Baertschi in the final minute with the goalie pulled as Calgary got close at the end. Joey MacDonald made his third start in a row with Miikka Kiprusoff still nursing a minor injury sustained in his last start. He had 23 saves to fall to 7-7-1. Nicklas Backstrom had 20 stops to improve to 21-12-3. ON NOW AT YOUR ALBERTA CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. **/‡/††/*Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Cruze 1SA (R7A), 2013 Trax LS FWD (R7A), 2013 Equinox LS FWD (R7A), 2013 Silverado Thunder Crew 4X4 (R7B) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,550/$1,600). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in Alberta Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †† Valid at participating GM dealerships in Canada only. Offer of one $500 value (including applicable taxes) Petro-CanadaTM gas card available to retail customers with the purchase, lease or finance of an eligible new 2013 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac car, crossover or utility vehicle delivered between March 1, 2013 to April 30, 2013 and payment of an additional $0.01. Offer excludes Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks. See your participating GM dealer for details. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. GMCL is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged cards. Gas card is issued by Suncor Energy Products Partnership and is subject to the terms and conditions of the Suncor Energy Products Partnership Gift Card Agreement. Cards valid only at participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved locations) and not redeemable for cash. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this Offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business. ™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. used under licence. ‡Chrome Accessories Package offer available on light duty 2013 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab and crew cab truck equipped with the PDJ chrome accessories package (“PDJ Package”). Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer available to retail customers in Canada for vehicles delivered between March 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. The offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitation apply. See dealer or for details. ** Offer available to retail customers in Canada only, delivered between April 18th, 2013 and April 22nd, 2013. Applies to new 2013 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, excluding Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. $250/$750/$750/$3,000 non-stackable cash credits is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 Cruze LS 1SA/2103 Trax LS FWD/2013 Equinox LS FWD/2013 Chevrolet Silverado Thunder Crew 4X4. Non-Stackable Cash Credits are available only when consumers opt for the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See dealer for details. $7,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Silverado Thunder 4X4 Crew (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ^^ Thunder package includes PDZ credit valued at $1,200.




FREDERICTION, N.B. — Rob Armitage and Team Canada wanted a close game at the World Seniors Curling Championships. They got it against a familiar face on Monday night at the Grant-Harvey Centre. Armitage’s Red Deer squad — third Keith Glover, second Randy Ponich, lead Wilf Edgar, alternate Lyle Treiber and coach Bill Tschirhart — won a battle of unbeatens in the senior men’s competition, beating former Canadian mixed champ Hugh Millikin and Team Australia 6-4. With the win, Canada improved to 4-0, behind only Karl Nordlund (5-0) of Sweden in the 10-team A Pool. The Aussies, meanwhile, dropped to 4-1. “That was a big win for us,” said Armitage, who was scored at a blazing 91 per cent — the third time in four games he’s finished at above 90. “Two losses might be too many in this field, and we still have two or three tough games left, so getting by that one was absolutely huge.”

Armitage made a wonderful draw around a wide corner guard in the second end to set up a deuce, and then made an even better draw to bite a piece of the button in the fourth end while looking at two Australian counters. Australia, though, took the lead with a sixth-end deuce thanks to a Millikin double takeout on his first rock. But a precision tap-and-roll in the seventh from Glover set the table for Armitage to make a draw to backing in the four-foot for a game-turning three to give Canada the two-point margin going into the final end. “That’s one of those things where you want to be patient, but it’s an eight-end game,” said Armitage. “You don’t have the hammer (in the first end), but we hold them to one, we get two, we hold them to one again, but they get their deuce in six and they’re making everything. Oh, yeah, they’re play-

ing well.” We were trying to force them into a bit of a curling game but they’re answering the bell at every turn. But the patience paid off. And that gives you more confidence to be patient the next time.” The Canadian men take on Russia’s Sergey Korolenko (0-4) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Earlier in the day, Cathy King’s Canadian women’s team from St. Albert improved to 3-0 with an 11-3 victory over Japan’s Mikiko Tsuchiya. King and her teammates — rhird Carolyn Morris, second Lesley McEwan, lead Doreen Gares, alternate Christine Jurgenson (Tschirhart is coaching both Canadian senior teams) — return to action on Tuesday when they take on New Zealand’s Liz Matthews (11) at noon (all times Atlantic). Al Cameron is Canadian Curling Association Director of Communication & Media Relations



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BEAR, WATER TALK An illustrated talk that explores the links between grizzly bear conservation and protection of Alberta’s headwaters takes place at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer on April 25. Canmorebased conservationist Kevin Van Tighem is the featured speaker. He has worked for the Canadian Wildlife Service, Parks Canada and the superintendent of Banff National Park. His latest book Bears Without Fear will be released in May. Open to everyone, the meeting gets underway at 7 p.m. There is no charge.

EARTH DAY Earth Day can be celebrated one day early in Red Deer at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Earth Day is marked internationally on April 22 as a day to focus on environmental issues. Red Deerians, though, can come together on April 21 at the nature centre from noon to 4 p.m. for “all things earthy.” There will be nature walks, tree planting, eco-crafts, green building tours, a rain barrel sale and more. Those who get to the centre by way of “people-power” can win a prize. For more information, call 403346-2010.

HERITAGE AWARDS DEADLINE The window is quickly closing for municipal heritage preservation nominations. To be eligible, complete entries must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. on April 30. The awards salute outstanding effort completed in the city or county of Red Deer in the past four years. The categories: • restoring or maintaining a heritage site or building; • sensitively developing a new building or site in a heritage location; • preserving or renewing natural or historical assets; • leadership in community preservation efforts; • special initiative by a non-professional under the age of 25. This year, the awards will be presented in September, in conjunction Alberta Cultural Days. More information about the awards is available through Red Deer Cultural Services (403309-4091); Red Deer County (403-350-2150), online at www.reddeer. ca/heritage or http://

GIVE US A CALL The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

Local Liberals herald new leader EXPECT TRUDEAU WILL BRING YOUTH, CHARISMA, FAIRNESS TO CANADIAN POLITICS BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Newly crowned federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will bring youth, charisma and fairness to Canadian politics, say Liberal Party of Canada supporters in Red Deer on Monday. William Weiswasser, president of Red Deer’s federal Liberal Electoral District Association, said he was pleased to see Trudeau win the leadership on Sunday night in Ottawa. It will be a positive step, not only for the party, but for everyone in federal politics, said Weiswasser. “I think he will provide a very spirited opposition to the

phlegmatic (Stephen) Harper government, which exercises severe control over everything,” said Weiswasser. Weiswasser is looking forward to Trudeau reinvigorating the party and is expecting the 41-year-old to bring a lot of exciting and beneficial things to Parliament in September. “I think his win represents a lot of coalescing of a lot of support nationwide and I think his youthfulness appeals to the younger voter, who is in many cases apolitical and uninvolved,” said Weiswasser. Weiswasser liked both Trudeau and former MP Martha Hall Findlay during the federal leadership campaign. Both came to Red Deer while

on the campaign trail across the country. Trudeau achieved a landslide, first-ballot win, taking in more than 80 per cent of the available points in a final field of six candidates. MP Joyce Murray finished a very distance second with 10 per cent of the vote. Trudeau was originally up against eight candidates, including MP and former astronaut Marc Garneau. Red Deer historian Michael Dawe supported Garneau, who ended up dropping out of the race on March 13 to support Trudeau. Dawe said he believes that Trudeau’s last name could benefit or hinder him as he moves forward.

The son of the late former prime minister Pierre Trudeau should be judged on his own merits, said Dawe. “He is extremely charismatic and he speaks really well,” said Dawe. Dawe hopes that Justin Trudeau will bring in a new era of politics where leaders can work together on solving Canada’s issues. However, Dawe said Trudeau might already have some problems in trying to bring a positive atmosphere on the Hill. The Conservative government unleashed attack television ads on Monday that suggested that Trudeau was too inexperienced to rule the country.


Whitehead makes final 10 BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s Kyle Whitehead has cracked the top 10 in MuchMusic’s VJ search. The 24-year-old graphic designer and marketing specialist is vying to become a music television host for Canada’s main music cable channel. Reached by phone from Toronto on Monday, the 2006 graduate from Ecole Secondaire Notre Dame High School said the competition on the reality show is getting more intense. But he’s up for the challenge. “Every day, we get blindsided by stuff that keeps it fresh and exciting, and I’m having the time of my life,” said Whitehead. The contest started with more than 600 applicants. Since making the top 20, Whitehead has been in challenges across the country — ones that seemed to assess everyone’s personality. Now in the top 10, the challenges are more about testing people’s knowledge of music. The VJ hopefuls have been teamed up with mentors and are facing live eliminations as decided by the public. “We need to know about pop culture and who’s in the billboard charts, who are the names of the four or five people who make up One Direction,” said Whitehead, referring to the English-Irish boy band. Whitehead said he’s been watching the show himself and has noticed how the producers are focusing on the cliques that are emerging among the competitors. Everyone has their favourite buddy. “I don’t know if people have it out for each other,” said Whitehead. “There’s no need for alliances or crazy tension. But some personalities don’t mesh and there’s a few here I kind of avoid and I just kind of do my own thing. We all have very strong personalities and we all want the job.” Whitehead is urging Central Albertans to vote for the lone Alberta boy in the competition. After all, a number of his competitors come from large metropolitan areas like Toronto or Vancouver. Anyone who is on Twitter can use the hashtag #Kyle4Vj to drum up more support. “I just want to thank everyone for the support thus far I’ve received from Alberta and Red Deer and surrounding area,” said Whitehead. The MuchMusic VJ Search show runs at 4 p.m. Monday to Friday on MUCH. The live show gets underway at 4:30. Fans are invited to the MUCH VJ Search web page for exclusive videos, galleries, blogs, polls, trivia and the chance to win $5,000. The winner of the MUCH VJ Search will be crowned on Friday, April 26.

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Bill Berry protests the stay of aggravated assault charges he laid against a former provincial sheriff across the street from City Hall on Friday.

Berry goes to court over stay EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION OVER ASSAULT CASE BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Although he is unable to speak, Bill Berry, a throat cancer survivor, communicated his disappointment in court on Monday about the aggravated assault charges he filed against a former Alberta sheriff being stayed. Berry, 54, of Red Deer, received permission from the court to file an aggravated assault charge against former Alberta sheriff Thomas Bounds in February. Bounds was to make his first court appearance on Monday. But last week, Berry and his lawyer, Michael Bates of Calgary, were informed that the Crown had stayed charges against Bounds. On Monday, Berry waited until the morning court docket was complete before standing up and trying to communicate with a judge. He handed the judge a handwritten letter outlining his frustration with the process. “I at least wanted to have the stay heard in public,” said Berry, communicating through notes. “First reaction, Bastards.” He also said he was greatly disappointed last week when he was told the charges would be stayed. “The stay should have been in public. It’s a private prosecution, it’s in the public interest. It has to be in the public.” The judge said there was nothing he could do and that he was a prisoner of circumstance, as much as Berry. However, the letter Berry wrote was entered in as an exhibit.


On Friday and Saturday, Berry took to protesting in front of the courthouse in reaction to the decision to stay the charges. The charges are in relation to a December 2011 incident when Berry, after entering the Red Deer Courthouse through the wrong doors was pushed towards the exit. Unable to speak, he tried communicating with a sheriff. Video of the incident was captured from several of the courthouse cameras. It shows a chain of events from when Berry entered the building to when he was followed out by a sheriff and two medics. An investigation by the Solicitor General’s Office’s Law Enforcement and Oversight Professional Standards Unit concluded that Bounds used “excessive” and “unjustified” force in the incident. The RCMP did not recommend charges initially. However, in February, Berry was granted permission to lay a charge of aggravated assault against the former sheriff, who no longer works for the provincial government. A stay does not mean the charges are dropped, just that the Crown is not proceeding with them at this time. Berry is not giving up, he said he is planning either a march or a hunger strike for justice. “It’s far from over.”

Lacombe arts show rebrands: it’s Encore BY RANDY FIEDLER ADVOCATE STAFF New events and a wider arts focus accompany the Lacombe art show and sale’s new name. Rebranded as Encore: Annual Art Sale and Celebration of Creative Expressions, the 14th annual event runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Lacombe Memorial Centre. “We decided to breathe new life into it,” said Rhonda Linklater, the City of Lacombe’s marketing co-ordinator. “We wanted to expand the scope of talent to be featured and lay the groundwork for

something more than just an art sale.” Singer/songwriters will perform throughout the event, including during the new Strawberry Tea and Social from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. The Red Deer Lettering Arts Guild will also have an interactive event in the County Room on Saturday. A major addition is the Saturday night Art Benefit and Fashion Show to raise money for the Lacombe Arts Endowment Fund, which has provided more than $10,500 in grants to 24 area artists and improved art appreciation in the Lacombe area.

“We wanted to make people more aware of the greater good of the event for the endowment fund,” said Linklater. The benefit debut Art of the Corset in Centennial Hall will have a fashion show of silk, taffeta, velvet, and lace steelboned corsets by Edmonton’s Levanah’s Workshop, paired with Primrose Boutique clothing and accessories. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and participants will each receive a hand-etched wine glass by local artisan the Blasted Celt. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. with tickets $30 each. Of course, Encore’s heart

is the visual art of more than 75 emerging and professional Alberta artists. This year’s featured artist is Norma Barsness of Birchcliff, whose acrylic paintings of Central Alberta nature and everyday life emphasize vivid colour and lively brushstrokes. Encore runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $4 per person with children 12 and under free. A two-for-one admission coupon, as well as more information on the event, is available online at



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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Gold loses lustre GOLD PRICE LOGS BIGGEST ONE-DAY DECLINE IN MORE THAN 30 YEARS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The shine has come off the gold market. The price of gold logged its biggest one-day decline in more than 30 years Monday, tumbling $140.30, or 9 per cent, to $1,361. While gold has been gradually falling since hitting a peak of $1,900 in August 2011, the sell-off accelerated late last week. Before the drop, gold had climbed every year since 2001, as investors bought the metal both as protection against inflation and as a so-called safe haven. The precious metal peaked as lawmakers wrangled over raising the debt ceiling in the summer of 2011 and threatened to push the U.S. into default. But a slowdown in inflation, combined with speculation the Federal Reserve is considering winding down its stimulus program, prompted investors to sell Friday. Reports that Cyprus may sell some of its gold reserves to pay off its debts, following its bailout, also rattled the market. The selling then intensified Monday as speculators dumped their holdings.

Here’s why gold is falling and what the decline says about the economy: INFLATION REMAINS LOW Investors bought gold because they were afraid that inflation would rise too fast as a result of the Fed’s effort to stimulate growth by driving down interest rates through purchases of government bonds. The higher cost of goods would erode the purchasing power of dollars. So far, though, inflation has remained under control, even as the economy has improved. In fact, the value of the dollar has risen recently relative to other major currencies. That makes gold a less attractive investment. FEAR FACTOR EASES Investors also buy gold as a safe haven, a kind of insurance when they are worried about the possibility of some kind of a financial collapse. While there has been a lot to worry about over the last six years — the financial crisis, the threat of a U.S. default, meltdown in Europe — none of those events have led to financial Armageddon. That fear factor has dissipated after central bankers around the world have bailed out one economy after the other.

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Correction The story From the sidelines to the track, which appeared in the Advocate on April 10, contained incorrect information. Murray Roddis of Roddis 3D Dimension Technologies was among a number of people who helped develop the race car that earned IndyCar diver Alex Tagliani the pole position at the 2011 Indy 500. Roddis has also spoken with race teams about the use of optical technology to measure race cars while travelling at high speeds. The photo that appeared with the story was taken at the Indy 225 at in Loudon, N.H.

Centrica, Qatar Petroleum to buy Suncor assets Suncor Energy Inc. is selling the bulk of its Western Canadian natural gas business to a British-Qatari partnership for $1 billion, but will hang on to its undeveloped shale lands in the Montney region of B.C. for now. The deal with Britain’s Centrica PLC and Qatar Petroleum International includes conventional properties throughout Alberta, northeastern British Columbia and southern Saskatchewan. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval — including from the Competition Bureau and Investment Canada — and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2013. Production from the business is estimated to be about 42,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day this year. Suncor will adjust its guidance accordingly once the deal closes. Suncor spokeswoman Sneh Seetal said the company will direct the money from the sale toward three priorities: investing in its base business, pursuing profitable growth projects and returning cash to shareholders through dividends or share buybacks. — The Canadian Press

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A large crowd gathered at Rimbey on Friday for Allen B. Olson Auction Service’s 33rd annual Spring Machinery Consignment Sale. Selling continued from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., with three rings in action.


Fears of collapse averted THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s housing market continues to show signs of slowing from the torrid pace set in recent years, but also defying the worst fears of an imminent collapse. The Canadian Real Estate Association reported Monday that existing home sales in the 26 municipal markets it tracks rose a seasonally adjusted 2.4 per cent in March over the previous month, but were down 15.3 per cent from last year. That’s an indication that Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s actions of last summer to tighten mortgage lending, along with home-buying fatigue, are exerting a drag on the market. But fears that housing was due for a sharp correction remain unrealized as more than half of the local markets saw greater activity, and average home prices — while subject to regional variations — on average rose 2.5 per cent from a year earlier to $378,532. “The readings today suggest that the Canadian housing market is beginning to thaw out from its regulatory-induced freeze,” said TD Bank economist Sonya Gulati. Still, Gulati added that she did not expect a rebound from the recent tumbles given that the economy is growing modestly, demand has waned and Canadians are dealing with record high debt levels. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter noted that sales in the last four months are down 14 per cent over the past year, but he too saw the slide moderating and that sales will likely only fall by seven per cent through 2013. As for prices, they continue to defy both gravity and logic.

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Radio stations Architectural firm expands & ASSOCIATES OPENS OFFICE in Central Alberta BERRY ARCHITECTURE AT LLOYDMINSTER remain for sale Several Central Alberta radio stations remain on the sales block. In January, Newfoundland Capital Corp. announced that its subsidiary Newcap Inc. was “exploring the possible sale of its western broadcasting assets, which are located primarily in Alberta.” The 32 radio stations, six repeater licences and two television stations included Red Deer radio stations Z98.9-FM and KG Country 95.5, as well as Q93.3 Country of Stettler. The company stressed at the time that it had no agreement to sell those assets, and that there was no certainty that one would be reached. No subsequent announcement about a potential sale has been made, but a spokesperson with Newfoundland Capital Corp. has confirmed to the Advocate that “the process is still ongoing.”

A Red Deer architectural firm has expanded to Lloydminster. Berry Architecture & Associates opened a branch office in the border city in early March. George Berry, who owns Berry Architecture with his business partner Suzanne Widdecke, said several of their staff members are currently working at the new office, but they expect to hire employees specifically for that location. “Right now it looks like at least two, but things are growing.,” said Berry. “We look like we could be up to four or five people there within the next six months. “I head up there every other week right now, and I’m actually looking to hire a full-time architect up there, as well as a couple of techs.”

He said the firm had been doing work in Lloydminster, which caught the eyes of prospective clients and resulted in more jobs. “We’ve got five or six projects going there right now.” The fact there were no architects based in Lloydminster made the market an attractive one to grow into, said Berry. He didn’t discount the possibility of further expansion, noting that much of his firm’s business is outside Central Alberta. “We seem to have developed a niche for working in some of the smaller communities.” Berry Architecture will mark its 15th anniversary this summer.

Farmers encouraged to obtain crop insurance CROP PRICES CURRENTLY AT NEAR-RECORD LEVELS AS DEADLINE NEARS Agriculture Financial Services Corp. (AFSC) is reminding farmers that the deadline to apply for crop insurance for the upcoming growing season in Alberta is April 30. It pointed out in a recent release that insurance is worth considering, with crop prices currently at near-record levels. “With canola fluctuating around $14.50 per bushel and barley averaging about $5.30 in March, farmers are hoping the weather co-operates better this year — so they can cash in on these high prices with bumper crops,” said Lorelei Hulston, provincial insurance manager for AFSC. Last year, she noted, unex-

pected weather and disease cut into yields and resulted in nearly $532 million being paid in crop insurance claims across Alberta. “With crop prices even higher this spring, there’s a lot of value farmers will want to protect this year,” said Hulston. Charlie Pearson, a provincial crop market analyst with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, said the current high prices reflect last year’s drought in the United States, Russia, Ukraine and South America. “If the world gets good weather and decent crops, we’ll have larger grain supplies this fall — causing prices to drop

10 to 20 per cent, depending on how much grain is harvested,” said Pearson. “But if drought conditions continue in these major graingrowing regions of the world and supplies tighten further, prices could climb higher.” He suggested that farmers consider locking in some of the prices being forecast with a crop insurance rider that would compensate them if prices on harvested crops drop sharply between spring and fall. If prices climb by 10 to 50 per cent, a variable price benefit feature would insure them at the higher price if their crop fails, added Hulston. Last year, Alberta farmers

received nearly $108 million through the variable price benefit. Hulston said most farmers with crop insurance opt for the highest coverage levels. The majority also take the hail endorsement rider, she added, noting that about 60 per cent of crop insurance premiums are subsidized by government. AFSC administers crop insurance in Alberta on behalf of the provincial and federal governments. Crop insurance information is available at AFSC district offices and the AFSC call centre at 1-877-899-AFSC (2372).

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 93.61 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 90.14 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.98 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.91 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.87 Cdn. National Railway . . 98.35 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 121.43 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 78.30 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.00 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.01 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 30.18 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.06 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.13 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.19 General Motors Co. . . . . 28.91 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.42 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.01 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.40 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.64 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 43.24 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 70.06 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.03 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 47.94 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 71.35 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.22 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.80 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 41.09 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.61 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.30 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.95 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 54.37 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.47 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.98

Teck Resources . . . . . . . 26.15 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.92 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 41.10 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 44.21 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.98 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 46.00 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.85 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.25 Canyon Services Group. 10.05 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.04 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.690 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.21 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.05 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 86.49 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 38.66 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.34 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 28.06 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 39.27 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.94 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.88 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.43 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 1.000 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.20 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 27.50 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.40 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.08 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.82 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.62

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.30 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.56 First Quantum Minerals . 15.58 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 28.38 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.11 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.54 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.24 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.49

Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.32 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 56.88 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.02 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 27.43 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 34.33 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 25.87 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 43.78 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.53 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 13.88 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 73.20 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.14 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 60.88 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 26.76 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.17

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market moved further into negative territory for the year Monday, tumbling about two per cent as commodity prices sold off in the wake of data showing much weaker than expected economic growth in China. The S&P/TSX composite index plunged 332.71 points to 12,004.88 in its biggest one-day tumble since last June and the lowest close since mid-November. In addition to the pressure on oil and industrial metals, gold prices deepened a sell-off that started last week, falling to its lowest levels in over two years. The June contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange closed down $140.30 at US$1,361.10 an ounce, its lowest close since Feb. 11, 2011 and came on top of a $63 drop on Friday. The commodity-sensitive Canadian dollar fell off more than a cent, down 1.12 cents to 97.52 cents US. China’s economy grew by 7.7 per cent over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 7.9 per cent. That fell short of many private sector forecasts that growth in the world’s second-largest economy would accelerate slightly to eight per cent. Signs of slowing growth also punished U.S. indexes as the Dow industrials lost 265.86 points to 14,599.2, the Nasdaq declined 78.46 points to 3,216.49 while the S&P 500 index was down 36.49 points to 1,552.36. China has been a main pillar of support in helping the global economy recover from the recession caused by the 2008 financial collapse. Demand from China has helped lift commodity prices and in turn energy and mining stocks on the resource heavy TSX. The TSX gold sector was down about nine per cent, further punishing a sector that was already down

almost 30 per cent year to date. Several reasons have been cited for the drop in gold prices. The main reason seems to revolve around speculation that Cyprus may sell a chunk of its reserves to finance its part of its financial rescue. Though that may not materialize, it has been enough to prompt some investors to think that Spain, Italy and other weak European countries might also use a gold-selling strategy. Last week, Goldman Sachs lowered its average gold-price forecast for 2013 to US$1,545 an ounce, a level it took out last Friday. Some U.S. Federal Reserve officials have also been calling for an early end to the central bank’s bondbuying program. If that happens, it would likely cause U.S. interest rates to rise, resulting in an appreciation of the U.S. dollar. That gives traders another reason to sell gold, since they see the metal as an alternative to holding dollars. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) continued to slide on the TSX. It fell $2.64 or 11.51 per cent to C$20.30 — its lowest level in at least a decade — on heavy volume of 11 million shares. The slide added to a loss of 15.45 per cent last week, which means that Barrick is no longer the world’s largest gold miner by market cap, having been overtaken by Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G). Goldcorp faded $1.69 to $28.38. In addition to falling gold at the end of last week, Barrick shares have been hit by a Chilean court decision to suspend its Pascua-Lama mine after indigenous communities complained that the project is threatening their water supply and polluting glaciers. Elsewhere on the TSX, the Chinese data helped push the May copper contract on the New York Mer-

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Monday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,004.88 down 332.71 points TSX Venture Exchange — 958.26 down 64.36 points TSX 60 — 687.97 down 18.05 points Dow — 14,599.20 down 265.86 points S&P 500 — 1,552.36 down 36.49 points Nasdaq — 3,216.49 down 78.46 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.52 cents US, down 1.12 cents Pound — C$1.5669, up 1.12 cents Euro — C$1.3371, up 0.89 of a cent Euro — US$1.3040, down 0.61 of a cent Oil futures: US$88.71 per barrel, down $2.58 (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,361.10 per ounce, down $140.30 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.898 per oz., down $2.911 $800.47 kg., down $93.59 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 958.26, down 64.36 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 205.58 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: May ’13 $5.80 lower $619.60; July ’13 $7.50 lower $605.20; Nov. ’13 $6.90 lower $553.60; Jan. ’14 $6.70 lower $552.80; March ’14 $6.70 lower $545.90; May ’14 $6.70 lower $543.80; July ’14 $6.70 lower $541.90; Nov. ’14 $6.70 lower $517.50; Jan ’15 $6.70 lower $517.50; March ’15 $6.70 lower $517.50; May ’15 $6.70 lower $517.50. Barley (Western): May ’13 unchanged $243.50; July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 $10.00 lower $224.00; Dec ’13 $9.00 lower $226.00; March ’14 $9.00 lower $266.00; May ’14 $9.00 lower $226.00; July ’14 $9.00 lower $226.00; Oct. ’14 $9.00 lower $226.00; Dec. ’14 $9.00 lower $226.00; March ’15 $9.00 lower $226.00; May ’15 $9.00 lower $226.00. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 292,080 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 292,080.

Inter Pipeline Fund to sell ethane production to Nova THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Inter Pipeline Fund (TSX:IPL. UN) said Monday it has signed a long-term deal with Nova Chemicals Corp. for ethane production from its Cochrane, Alta., extraction plant. Nova, which currently buys a significant portion of the ethane under an agreement due to expire at the end of next year, has signed a new deal that will run until the end of 2024. The two companies have also agreed to amend certain terms of

the existing contract. Inter Pipeline said the Cochrane extraction plant produced approximately 52,000 barrels per day last year making it the largest ethane production facility in Canada. Nova uses ethane at its Joffre petrochemical complex to produce ethylene and polyethylene. Under the terms of the new agreement, Inter Pipeline will receive a combination of fixed and variable payments. and operates pipelines and other energy infrastructure assets in Western Canada, the

Judge clears way for some Madoff victims to get $405M back BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — A federal judge has cleared the way for investors who lost $1.2 billion to Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme to receive $405 million in payouts. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the judge rejected Madoff trustee Irving Picard’s challenge to the settlement his office arranged last year with J. Ezra Merkin. Merkin ran a “feeder fund” that channeled money from four investment companies to Madoff. Hundreds of investors had put their money into Ariel Fund Ltd., Gabriel Capital L.P., Ascot Fund Ltd. and Ascot Partners L.P. Merkin will also pay New York state $5 million for the expense of recovering the money. Many eligible investors will be entitled to get more than 40 per cent of their cash losses.

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Mountain View Credit Union has cashed in on its strong results for 2012 to earn Alberta Credit Union of the Year honours. The Olds-based financial institution received the award at Credit Union Central Alberta’s recent annual general meeting in Calgary. It was also recognized for having the best return on asset growth for 2012 over 2011, among similar-sized credit unions. “The credit union system is strong in Alberta, and to be recognized by our peers for our 2012

performance, strengths and system leadership is a significant achievement,” said Bob Marshall, Mountain View Credit Union’s president and CEO. Last year, the credit union had net income before taxes and patronage rebates in excess of $3.2 million. Member loans were $441 million, deposits reached $516 million and total assets surpassed $563 million, and it paid $683,000 to members by way of profit sharing. Mountain View Credit Union also won a pair of Achievement in Market-

ing Excellence Awards from the national Marketing Association for Credit Unions. The credit union has approximately 17,000 members and operates through 12 branches. It’s active in a dozen communities and employs 110 people. Credit Union Central Alberta is the central banking facility, service bureau and trade association for the credit union system of Alberta. It represents 45 independent credit unions with more than 200 branches and 731,000 members.

Co-op to hold information meeting Central Alberta Co-op Ltd. will hold an information meeting this Wednesday at the Black Knight Inn in Red Deer. The member-owned organization resulted from the Feb. 1 merger of Red Deer Co-op and Central Alberta Co-op. Red Deer Co-op operated in Red Deer, Lacombe, Stettler and Elnora; Central Alberta Co-op in Innisfail and Spruce View. Red Deer Co-op has historically held an annual banquet, at which time financial and other information was provided to members. Such a gathering is no longer required, but the new Central Alberta Co-op has decided to hold an information meeting to discuss the amalgamation and other matters.


GOLD: Insurance “Gold is an insurance asset for when things go very wrong,” says Nicholas Brooks, head of research and investment strategy at ETF Securities. “It’s just that people don’t feel the need for insurance right now.” STOCKS ARE RISING Even with Monday’s stock market drop, stocks have surged this year. Investors are optimistic that the U.S. economy is poised to decisively pull out of its slump following the Great Recession. That’s pushed the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to record levels. The Dow is up 11 per cent this year. Before the big sell-off, gold was down almost 7 per cent.

PRICES: ‘Boring’ “Canadian home prices are boring (and that’s a good thing),” Porter wrote in a note to clients. “Notably, all 26 cities reported a single-digit yearly change in prices in the past year, an unusually calm background. Moreover, all major home price measures are

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., with coffee and dessert to be served. Directors and managers will be present. Central Alberta Co-op has two grocery stores, two gas bars, two liquor stores, a home and garden centre and a bulk fuel station in Red Deer; a grocery store, a gas bar, a liquor store, a bulk fuel and cardlock station in Lacombe; a grocery store, home and agro centre, gas bar, cardlock and bulk petroleum station, and a fertilizer supply facility in Innisfail; a grocery store, home centre, gas bar and cardlock station in Spruce View; a gas bar and cardlock and bulk fuel station in Stettler; and a cardlock station in Elnora. Its administrative headquarters are in Red Deer. displaying unusual uniformity at present — the average and median price are both up between two and three per cent, as is the MLS Home Price Index, as is the new home price index.” The consensus of economists is that home prices will likely fall about 10 per cent in the next two years, with some believing the correction could be as high as 25 per cent. But while home starts, future building intentions and resales have all fallen in the past year — and especially since Flaherty’s tightening action in July — prices remain stable. As with all housing data, the latest CREA release showed sharp regional differences. Overall, the real estate association said there were 39,527 residential properties sold through the Multiple Listing Service in March, compared with 46,669 a year earlier. Ground zero for the cooling scenario in the report was Halifax, which dropped almost 11 per cent in March from February and 36 per cent from a year ago. At the other end of the spectrum, Edmonton was up 1.6 per cent in the month and 1.4 from a year ago. On a month-to-month basis, Sales were up in most big cities, particularly Vancouver, which saw a 10.9 per cent jump after seeing among the biggest drops recently, and Regina, up 12.2 per cent.



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cantile Exchange down eight cents to US$3.27 a pound, sending the base metals sector 9.7 per cent lower. Sector heavyweight Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) dropped $1.99 to C$26.15 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) lost $2.41 to $15.58. China has been the world’s biggest consumer of copper, which is viewed as an economic bellwether as it is used in so many applications. The energy sector fell four per cent with the crude contract on the Nymex down $2.58 to US$88.71 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back $1.43 to $29.85 while Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) lost $1.39 to $29.04. The industrials sector was also a source of major weakness, down 2.14 per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) down $4.18 to $121.43. Financials were also lower with CIBC (TSX:CM) off $1.14 to $77.02. The fall on the TSX adds to what is already a lacklustre year on the Toronto market. As of Monday’s close, the TSX was down per cent year to date. The Dow industrials and S&P 500 have been smashing one record after another, and even with Monday’s selloff, the Dow is still up 11.4 per cent year to date while the S&P is ahead 8.8 per cent. However, there has been much speculation that the New York markets were ripe for a retracement after rising so far so fast. The TSX Venture Exchange closed below the 1,000-point threshold, falling 64.36 points or 6.29 per cent, to 958.26.


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The Ride with Respect Pilot Program which has been developed by the Alberta Government working with the Alberta Off- Highway Vehicle Association, Alberta Snow- mobile Association, Alberta Trail-Net and the Alberta Safety Council. Its purpose is to provide school children with information about operating off-highway vehicles in a safe, respectful and environmentally friendly manner. The ultimate goal is to help reduce OHV incidents through proactive education. The desire is to also teach students how to be respectful of other trail users and to be aware of how to “tread lightly” on the land which we ride. This program was offered to all grade levels. Safety education has always been a pillar of the AOHVA, we are dedicated to providing safe individual and family motorized recrea- tional opportunities in an environmentally responsible manner. Therefore, we were pleased to again have had the opportunity to manage and have our instructors present this ever important and worthwhile program in the schools for 2012. We look forward to managing this program in the future.

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(MS) Ethanol, a corn-based fuel that is mixed with traditional gasoline, has been a boon to the fuel industry. It helps to keep costs down and provides a renewable, more eco-friendly option to fuel cars and trucks. While ethanol may perform fine in automobile engines, boat engines may not be so lucky, and some engine manufacturers have expressed concern over the use of ethanol in boat engines. Gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, is not recommended for outboard motors, particularly older engines. The only way to avoid ethanol is to purchase marine-grade fuel that has none of it. This fuel costs more, but many boaters prefer it because of the risks for costly engine repairs when ethanol is used. Unlike car engines that burn through a tank of gas quickly and are used frequently, outboard boat motors are often left to sit until the boat is used again. When ethanol fuel is allowed to sit, the corn alcohol can separate from the gasoline and settle at the bottom of the fuel tank. Ethanol is also hygroscopic. This means it absorbs water. In high moisture conditions such as those on a boat, this can further exacerbate the separation of ethanol and gasoline. The result is a sludge that forms in the fuel tank. Most outboard engines have their fuel outlet at the bottom of the

tank. After being left to sit, the engine will draw in pure ethanol and water that has accumulated, which can muck up the engine and corrode internal parts. Ethanol also is a strong solvent, and it can dissolve substances in the engine, potentially clogging fuel ports. Many boat owners have noticed clogged carburetors due to ethanol fuels. Boat service centers have mentioned an increase of engines needing cleaning from oxygenated fuels like ethanol. Buildup in the engine can restrict gas flow and cause the engine to overheat -- precipitating a breakdown. Although many manufacturers and repair shops recommend avoiding ethanol fuel for boats, if they cannot be avoided it is best to heed these tips.

- Buy as little as possible just enough to fuel the trip so leftover fuel will not remain sitting in the tank. - Drain the carburetor on the engine after using ethanol. - Use a fuel stabilizer that will help prevent separation. Ethanol is not recommended for all engines, and it may cause costly engine problems on outboard motors when the fuel is allowed to sit in the tank for extended periods of time.



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Motocross Motocross motorcycle racing takes place on enclosed, off-road circuits. The sport is derived from motorcycle trial competitions that originated in the United Kingdom. The outdoor tracks of motocross vary in size, and races are held in all types of weather conditions. Because the space needed for tracks is so vast, many tracks are located in rural locations. Although the natural terrain helps shape part of the course, some man-made modifications are also included to create jumps, pits, sharp turns, and other obstacles. Motocross is celebrated across the globe. Since the sport was introduced in 1966, motocross has become more popular in the United States. The Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), based in Paris, France, is the global governing sanctioning body of motorcycle racing and represents 103 national motorcycle federations.


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Supercross Motocross enthusiasts sometimes find attending a motocross competition is difficult due to the rural location of outdoor tracks. And once there, spectators can only see the portion of the race closest to their seat. But enterprising individuals created subdisciplines of the racing that could take place within indoor arenas, and supercross and arenacross were born. Supercross is typically held on man-made tracks that are smaller than outdoor motocross tracks. Football stadiums and other indoor stadiums are retrofitted to accommodate these tracks. Even though the racing takes place indoors, it is still considered off-road racing. With supercross, the race is shorter than motocross and there are typically fewer racers because of space constraints. The size of the arena also limits the types of jumps and other stunts that can be accomplished depending on the height of the building. Some people argue that supercross is more extreme because the size of the arena forces racers to be more precise and there are a greater number of rules governing the races. The main motocross championships are

the FIM Motocross World Championship, which is typically held in Europe, and the AMAMotocross Championship that begins in early May and runs through September in the United States. The annual Motocross des Nations is held at the end of the year when National and World Championship series have ended. The competition involves teams of three riders representing their nations. As motocross continues to draw fans and racers alike, different variations of the sport also continue to evolve. Freestyle, supermoto, ATV/Quad motocross, and minimotocross are derivatives of the original sport. Extreme sport enthusiasts have many options from which to choose. Motocross and supercross are two sports that boast a loyal legion of fans.

Fifth Annual Ride for dad event planned for June - Charlie Pester, Kingston educator and role model

That’s the quote that started the Motorcycle Ride For Dad. That single sentence serves as an inspiration for the hundreds of people across Canada who are raising money for prostate cancer awareness and research through annual local Rides. When Garry Janz heard those words of Charlie Pester in 2000, he was moved to do something to raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer. Along with Byron Smith of the Ottawa Police Association, Janz organized the first Ride For Dad in Ottawa. That first ride involved some 80 motorcyclists and raised just over $20,000.00 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Center. The Ottawa Ride became an annual event and experienced phenomenal growth each year. Soon, other cities were requesting similar events be held in their communities. From its humble beginnings, the Ride For Dad has grown to include 30 cities across Canada including recently added a watercraft and snowmobile Ride For Dad. Today, more than 100,000 men, women and children have been involved…raising over $11,000,000.00 to fight prostate cancer! The Rural chapter started organizing the spring of 2008 in Didsbury and raised about 83,000.00 that year. This June 22 2013 marks their 5th anniversary and to date they have raised over 500,000.00. Money that stays right here in Central Ab towards Awareness and Research. One example of that is in the donation of 100,000.00 to Dr. Lewis of the Cross Cancer Institute towards his leading edge research in Prostate Cancer. “That’s why we do it”, says Dean Harper, chair of the Rural Chapter. “Most of us have been effected in one way or another by this disease and we want to do something about it. This is such a survivable disease if it is caught in the early stages, getting the PSA is a simply first start to get a base level, yes the rectal exam is needed, so what, 4 seconds out of your day is nothing if it can save your life”, adds Harper. “Get over it, the woman in your life goes through a lot more when she visits the doctor. “ “We need to not only get checked for ourselves but for those in our lives. If the Ride For Dad can even get that one guy to go talk to his doctor, have the exam, we have succeeded”, points out Harper. Each year there are two different routes you can chose to ride in: Olds to Drum-




“If I had gotten checked this time last year, I wouldn’t be planning my own funeral today.”

heller route with registration at the Olds WalMart, or the Red Deer to Rocky Mountain House route with registration at Gasoline Alley Harley Davidson. Both of these routes end up in Olds at the end of the day and are then lead by RCMP, Alberta Sherriffs, and local Peace Officers through Olds down the 2a highway into Didsbury for the end of day ceremonies including cheque presentations. The mobile PSA testing ManVan will be back again this year doing the blood PSA test free of charge to any man wanting the test done. The results of this test are sent to your doctor and remain confidential. So when you see these riders passing through your community, town, or see them coming down the highway towards you, stop, and applaud these riders, volunteers for the money they have raised and what they have done, and are doing in this fight against Prostate Cancer The Rural Chapter is currently looking for volunteers, sponsors, and people who may be interailable ested in joining the Rural board or just want to put posters up throughout Serving Strathmore and Area Central Alberta. Riders Beginner and refresher courses are always needed to take part in the 5th anniversary available or book a private lesson today! ride June 22. Visit them online at or email ruralalbertamrfd@ , k11p12d Call Dean at 403-5568050 for more information Preregistration and availability, visit about the ride or ing a sponsor.

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’s a t r e lb A l a r t n e C om o R ic t o a h C t s o M Kathy Sullivan’s bedroom rreceived the most online votes and wins $500 from Canadian Closet plus four hours with a professional organizer from Practically Organized.

Pictured above (L to R) Terry Hollman (Canadian Closet) Vicki Skinner (Practically Organized) Kathy Sullivan and Richard Smalley (Red Deer Advocate) Thank you to all who entered and voted helping make this Chaotic Room Contest a success.


Tuesday, April 16 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Gina Carano, 31; Martin Lawrence, 48; Ellen Barkin, 59 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This day holds a more emotional tune to it as the Moon travels through the nurturing sign of Cancer. We feel a greater need to be at home or familiar surroundings. An opposition to the planet of transformation, Pluto, may entail some difficulties and struggles with others. Emotional guilt or fear can be experienced by today’s transit. Issues such as control or manipulation should be guarded today if we don’t want to fall in anyone’s trap. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you may experience a change within your household. It is possible that you may need to relocate or change your current place of living. This change may be rather forced upon you against your will. Look at it as an opportunity which presents to you and that could bring you the necessary changes in order to achieve full emotional contentment. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are prone to moodiness and you cannot seem to find a comfortable environment where you can feel at home. Pressures may come from your superiors or your professional standing may be tested at this time. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your alliances seem too demanding and require of you more than you can deliver. You seem tired of being constantly scrutinized and criticized by the other party. Stay away from manipulative siblings who may try to confront your viewpoint in this matter. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You feel more reassured when you are in control of your financial situation. Today, this seems to be rather hectic as your material picture may look a bit shaky. Avoid risky ventures or uncertain investments. CANCER (June 21-July 22): It is hard to remain objective when you are feeling controlled by others. You despise being around individuals that take too much of your own space. As long as you remain focused on your wellplanted personal desires, you will regain that sought-after sense of freedom. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):

TORONTO — When Canadian mobile chat upstart Kik Messenger first took the tech world by storm back in the fall of 2010, it was happy to have two million users compared to the 28 million that were loyal to BlackBerry Messenger. On Thursday, the company celebrated crossing the 50 million users mark, an accomplishment made more impressive considering that BlackBerry’s BBM is now within striking distance, in the neighbourhood of 60 million. But the Waterloo, Ont.-based Kik still finds itself the underdog, now looking up to industry juggernaut WhatsApp, which doesn’t disclose user numbers but is estimated to have many more. But that doesn’t phase 26-yearold founder Ted Livingston, who is happy to still be a major player in the mobile chat space. “The whole world is waking up to the fact that in mobile, mobile’s all about communication and the primary way we communicate these days is texting. So it’s a super exciting time in our space right now where everybody wants in,” said Livingston. “Kik is huge at 50 million users.... What’s exciting to us is we’re big enough to play in the next phase of this


Dear Annie: I grew up in an extreme- don’t know what to do about my side. ly dysfunctional family. I have an older I have no siblings, and my parents are sibling who has hated the rest of us for divorced. Mom is fully supportive, but the past 45 years. Family gatherings my father doesn’t know I’m gay. I would are extremely uncomfortable events. prefer not telling him in order to avoid Inappropriate barbs lead to physical a conflict. fights, young children cry while the My father would probably never find adults pretend nothing is out that Michael and I are amiss, family members spy married if I don’t tell him on one another, there is lots myself. But if he did learn of back-stabbing, and some about it, he’d be upset. Then relatives are ignored while again, he’d also be upset to others are fawned over. My learn that I’m getting marmother allows her adult ried. Should I tell him? Alchildren to treat one anothso, because my guest list is er like animals and refuses limited, should I invite best to get involved in the chaos. friends? — A Ring on It I am tired of this and will Dear Ring: We think you no longer let my children should tell your father, not witness these destructive only because keeping secrets behaviors. Please let other can erode relationships, but MITCHELL parents know they should also because you should not & SUGAR work to make their home a be hiding who you are. If you welcoming and loving enviare mature enough to marry, ronment. Is there anything it’s time to handle the fallout I can do to counteract the from your father. As for your hostility at these gatherings? — Too guest list, invite those people you want Old for Hate to have as witnesses to your union, proDear Too Old: You cannot force your vided you can afford to do so. parents and siblings to behave in a Dear Annie: This is a response to civilized manner. The pattern in your “Feeling the Void in Indiana.” It was family seems fairly well set, and no pretty brazen of him to claim to speak one else has much interest in changing for all men when he said we feel init. You are smart to realize that your complete without sex. choice is to stay or leave. I’ll admit that is true for a lot of Calmly explain to your family why men, but certainly not all. I’m a healthy you are walking out (or not attending), 30-year-old man with all the normal and make no apologies. We commend biological urges. I also haven’t been in you for recognizing this dysfunction a romantic relationship in years and and not transmitting it to your chil- am completely sexually inactive -- and dren. But please consider letting the I feel fine about it. That’s because I put children see some of the relatives one- my energy into other things like workon-one, under your supervision. Kids ing out and enjoying outdoor activities. are extremely tolerant of aberrant And I have a few friends who are as behavior in family members and can OK without sex as I am. Sex is not the understand “this is how Grandma is” be-all and end-all of human existence. without emulating her. As a last note, any man who cheats Dear Annie: “Michael” and I are a on his wife or girlfriend is a cad, whatyoung gay couple pondering marriage. ever feeble excuses he comes up with. Gay marriage is not performed in our — Abstinent and OK with It state, and we realize it would not be Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy recognized here. It’s the principle of Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edithe thing. tors of the Ann Landers column. Please A courthouse venue seems the most email your questions to anniesmailbox@ feasible, and I am wondering whom to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, invite. Michael’s parents and siblings c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, would most certainly be there, but I Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

game.” He pointed to a recent study of the messaging market by the mobile data company Onavo, based on usage by iPhone users around the world. In the U.S., Onavo estimated Kik was used by three per cent of iPhone users, trailing Facebook Messenger with 11 per cent, WhatsApp at seven per cent and Voxer at five per cent. The next phase of growth Livingston wants for Kik involves transitioning the app from a basic chat program into a more diverse platform. A new feature, Kik “Cards,” expands the functionality of the app by allowing users to access content from YouTube and Reddit, search for images, draw, or play a game without switching to another app. That strategy has already paid off for the apps Line and KakaoTalk, which are dominant in Japan and South Korea respectively. “They’ve had a lot of success building their native platforms to the point that 17 of the top 20 grossing games in South Korea are on KakaoTalk’s platform or KakaoTalk powered, which is incredible,” Livingston said. “So we want to do the same thing in the West.” Some tech observers weren’t sure Livingston and his company would still be kicking around this long.


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CLASSIFICATIONS 50-70 NORTHEY Daisy Evelyn “Ev “ Aug. 19, 1924 - Apr. 10, 2013

MARILYNNE MUNDY July 13, 1949 - Mar. 28, 2013 My beloved wife passed away peacefully at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband George Mundy of Lacombe; son Charles (Mel) of Lacombe; daughter Gina (Tony) of Red Deer; one granddaughter Myah; three grandsons Cassidy, Jack and Daxton; her mother Susan Olsen o f B a s h a w ; s i s t e r Ly n d a Cardiwal of Edmonton; and brother Duane (Mary) Olsen o f B a s h a w. A M e m o r i a l Service will be held at the Bashaw Community Centre at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to any charity of y o u r c h o i c e . To e x p r e s s condolences to Marilynne’s family, please visit Arrangements Entrusted To BASHAW FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 780.372.2353

BAGBY, Phyllis Ellen (nee Yarian) July 31, 1920 ~ April 12, 2013

LEASAK David John The Leasak family is very saddened to announce the passing of David John Leasak (67) of Olds. Dave was born October 4, 1945 in Edam, SK to Nicholas and Ann Leasak of Vawn, SK. After a 13 year battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully on April 12, 2013 at Olds Hospital. Dave’s legacy will be carried on by his loving family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of 45 years, his son Sheldon (Laurie) Leasak, grandson Evan, granddaughter Halle, of Sundre and his daughter Erin Leasak of Calgary. Dave is also survived by three sisters and five brothers and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Dave was a hard working and fun-loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed camping with family and friends, hunting and fishing off the coast of British Columbia. He always knew the right thing to say to make others laugh and brighten their day. Forever he will be loved and missed. Special thanks to Dr. Duong and all the nurses and staff at the Olds Hospital and palliative care givers for the excellent care given to Dave. A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held at Olds United Church (4810-50 St) on April 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. Dave requested memorial donations be made to the Olds Hospice Society at P.O. Box 70026, 6700 - 46 Street Olds, AB T4H 3Z0 ( or Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta at 5002-39 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 2P2 ( HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD, OLDS entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610

Phyllis Ellen Bagby passed away peacefully at the Bethany Sylvan Lake, AB surrounded by her loving family. Phyllis was born in Fort Wayne Indiana to Almeta and Lester Yarian. She is a graduate of Lafayette, Indiana Home Hospital/ Purdue University Nursing School. Phyllis married Robert (Bob) Bagby, her loving husband of 70 years in Arizona during WWII. She and Bob moved their family to Calgary, Alberta in 1954 and then Phyllis spent many happy and busy retirement years with Bob in their Sylvan Lake Home. Phyllis had an amazing capacity for love and devoted her life unselfishly and unconditionally to each and every one of her large family along with her many friends, her church and her community. She was a member of the Catholic Woman’s League for more than 50 years and also took great pleasure in her years as a Glenbow Museum Docent.

In Memoriam

Phyllis was predeceased by her beloved son Jon Christopher Bagby; parents Almeta and Lester Yarian; sister and brotherin-law Mary Alice and John Spencer and Bob’s parents Margaret and Joel Bagby. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of the Bethany Sylvan Lake and the Bentley Care Centre for their wonderfully loving care. A Funeral Mass and a celebration of Phyllis’ life will be held at the Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic Church 5033-47 A Ave Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. A luncheon will follow the service. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Phyllis’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta, The Canadian Red Cross or the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be forwarded to SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

In Memoriam

Lovingly remembered and sadly missed by Jim (Lyn), Judy, Barb (Colin) and grandchildren Dr. W. Conrad Walsh In loving memory of Dr. W. Conrad Walsh who passed away April 16, 2011 (2 years today). Your presence we miss, Your memory we treasure Loving you always, Forgetting you never. Lovingly remembered by your wife and family.

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Kristie Doucet (Forster) Oct. 10, 1973 - April 16, 2009

Quietly each day, her memory we treasure. Missing her always, forgetting her never.

GILTNER - Terry Nov. 22, 1939 - April 16, 2008 Everyday in some small way Memories of you come our way Though absent you are always near Still missed, loved and always dear. Lovingly remembered, deeply missed. Lorna, Kerry, Tammy, Jody, Pete, Austin, Dylan Delaney and P.K.

LOST: GERMAN SHEPHERD, mostly black with some tan. Approx 40-42 kg (90-95 lbs), slim build with a slight limp on his rear left leg. 2 1/2 year old neutered male wearing a dark grey collar with Pathways Animal Clinic rabies tag #1 and has a tattoo in one ear (YPW 31). He went missing from his farm yard north of Markerville April 11. He is a bit shy of unfamiliar males, but is generally friendly. His name is Kannuk. If you see him please contact me at ****FOUND***


DOBSON In loving memory of our Mom and Grandma, Amy, who passed away April 16, 1997

We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday And the days before that too. We think of you in silence, We often speak your name. Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping We have you in our hearts.

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OLSEN, David August 19, 1957 - April 16, 2002 Your charming ways and smiling face Are a pleasure to recall We have so many memories of you Dad, You are remembered by us all. Love Curtis, Jaclyn, and Keltie.

MANDRUSIAK Barry Wayne June 9, 1955 - April 16, 2005

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In Memoriam

Phyllis was a skilled seamstress and artisan, loved to swim, play golf and play bridge. Following Bob’s retirement travel especially to sunny Florida brought her great pleasure. Even at 92 the mention of any family member or of the word “trip” brought a sparkle to her eyes. Phyllis will be forever in the hearts of her devoted husband Robert Bagby; her children Terri (Mike) Madill, Mike (Robyn) Bagby, Tim (Barb) Bagby, Trish Bagby, Tom (Gina) Bagby; grandchildren Karin (Jason) Ebertz, Debby (Scott) Rumpel, Jan (Susie) Madill, Myles (Heather) Bagby, Tara (Jonah) Cimolini, Sara and Josh Bagby, Michael and Christopher Crouse, Aimee Wilkins and Eric (Michelle) Tutton; her great grandchildren Paytn and Cade Ebertz, Stefen (Amanda), Joel and Megan Rumpel, Elysia Dziwenka, Mason, Elizabeth and Aime Bagby, Ethan and Tyler Cimolini, Whitni Fields, Toni Shelton, Katie McDade and Courtney Tutton; great great granddaughter Rory Ebertz and nieces Susan O’Conner and Sally Bork.

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FROM Rose Lee (Staley) Jan. 2, 1934 - April 8, 2013 Loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, teacher and dear friend to many, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Monday night. Reunited with her Daddy and Mom, she now sings in a heavenly choir, songs of rejoicing. Rose Lee will be dearly missed, but her love and prayers will forever continue to touch our lives. A memorial service will be held at Bethany Baptist Church 3901 - 44 St., Red Deer, 1:30 pm, Saturday, April 20th. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Rose Lee’s name to Samaritan’s Purse, which was always dear to her heart, and/or the Red Deer Hospice Society, which provided a place of peace, love and support for us all. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers of Unit 32 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and the Red Deer Hospice Society.

Ev Northey of Red Deer passed away peacefully at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the age of 88. She will be dearly missed by her daughter Maureen and son-in- law Ron Cherkas of Calgary, her two grandsons: Chris (Kim) Cherkas of Calgary, Jonathan Cherkas (and friend Aviva Adelman) of Calgary, and her many close friends and relatives. Ev was born in Vermillion Alberta and was the only daughter of George and Violet Rutherford. She moved with the family to Kitscoty in 1930 and lived there until she graduated from high school. She entered the Edmonton Technical School in 1942 and later received a job with the Air Observer School. It was here she met Louis (Lou) Northey, who worked as an aero-engine mechanic at Canadian Airways. Lou and Ev were married on June 27, 1944 and together farmed in the Balmoral district for 24 years before moving to Red Deer. Ev was always an active and gracious lady, with a love for life, family and her various passions. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, baking, gardening, handicrafts, lapidary, silver and gold smiting, and was a frequent participant and winner at the Westerner Days and Exhibition. Ev’s favorite sport was figure skating and she enjoyed skating with the Silver Blades until she was 82 with her cousin and skating partner, Howard Northey. Ev also loved cross country skiing, canoeing, and hiking with her many friends. Ev was interested in geology and archeology and frequently explored one of her favorite places, the Alberta Bad Lands. She loved to travel with friends and family to various places such as, England, Greece, Austria, Egypt, Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and Alaska. After Lou’s passing Ev was a cherished participant in the annual family Christmas vacation to Hawaii. Ev always had many interests and in 1946 she joined the Order of the Royal Purple Lodge and held offices in that order for several years. She was Honored Royal Lady in 1957-1958, District Deputy in 1976-77, an officer in the Supreme Lodge Order and was elected Supreme Honored Royal Lady in 1984, she continued actively as a Past Supreme Honored Royal Lady. She was also active in the Balmoral Women’s Institute, holding the offices of president and secretary, constituency convener of the Red Deer Center Constituency from 1965-1969, Handicraft Convener for two years, and Federated Convener for Health and Home Economics from 1970-1973. Ev was a member of the Gaetz Memorial United Church, and a 25 year volunteer with the Westerner Days Fair and Exhibition. Ev had a busy life but always had time for her family and friends. Her beautiful blue eyes and smile will forever warm our hearts. Ev was predeceased by her son Richard; husband Lou; and her brother Manson. Ev is survived by sisters-in-law: Verna Rutherford of Calgary; Lorraine Hook of Qualicum Beach B.C., nieces: Brenda Hook of Calgary; Jeri ( Doug) Nickerson of Calgary and nephew Brent Hook of Parksville B.C. A Funeral Service will take place at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 45 Street, Red Deer, on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 201,222 - 58 Avenue S.W. Calgary, AB, T2H 2S3. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting





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Core Laboratories Petroleum Services Division is the world’s most recognized and highly respected rock and fluid analysis laboratory serving the oil and gas industry. We require an individual for field sampling in the Red Deer area. The individual will be based Red Deer. The successful candidate will be responsible for sampling gas/oil wells and gas plants and be part of a team responsible for developing and maintaining markets in the Reservoir Fluids Division.

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

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They EMPLOYMENT WELL SERVICES the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a will be able to handle a fast OPPORTUNITIES Has Opening for all paced work environment positions! fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will ZEN MASSAGE CLINIC CENTRAL CITY ASPHALT LTD. and be a team player. Immediately. All applicants have prior experience working in a law firm, and a Opening soon. Applicants must have a must have current H2S, Class 1 & 3 Drivers Looking for registered minimum of 3 years experience working as a Legal min. of 3-5 yrs. exp. and Class 5 with Q Endorsemassage therapists. Tractor Operators Assistant in residential real estate. Journeyperson Certificate. ment, First Aid 403-348-5650 Loader Operator Email your cover letter We offer competitive We offer an excellent working environment, and resume to Labourers wages & excellent a great benefit package, and the opportunity for fits. Please include 2 work Restaurant/ Flag People Application deadline: reference names and personal and professional growth. Hotel April 24th, 2013. numbers Fax resume: 403-885-5137 Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to: Please fax resume to : Email resume: DAD’S PIZZA 403-264-6725 Truckers/ JOHNSTON MING MANNING LLP PART/FULL TIME COOK Or email to: 3rd Floor, 4943 50th St., Red Deer, AB.,T4N 1Y1 Apply at East 40th Pub. IMMEDIATE OPENING Drivers 3811 40th Ave. No phone calls please. Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email: ARMOR INC DO you want regular home We would like to thank all applicants, however, is looking for licensed diesel times, dedicated truck, a Start your career! only those selected for an interview will be contacted. & suspension mechanic See Help Wanted company that cares, benefor light duty automotive fits, exc. wages, safety performance shop. bonus, year round steady Sales & Diesel and transmission work? We are looking for exp. preferred. Distributors CLASS 1 drivers for flat Top wages offered. deck work. Must know your F/T & P/T Bring resume to: cargo securement, be hard KITCHEN HELPERS 106 -6439 67 St. RD working and enjoy driving Wages $12./hr. Phone 403-346-9188 or email as you visit the 4 western Apply in Person provinces. Please contact w/resume to: LOOKING for Experienced 1-877-787-2501 or fax reBLACKJACK LOUNGE Framers for framing and sume to 1-855-784-2330 #1, 6350 - 67 St. metal farm commercial Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118 P/T CLASS 1 Truck Driver buildings. 403-318-6406 req’d to haul feed with LUAU Investments Ltd. B-Train Tanker to our farm (O/A Tim Hortons) LOOKING for Framers/ in Ponoka. 1-2 days per Food Counter Attendant carpenters 403-357-9816 wk, or 3-4 days every other F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) week, approx. 8-10 hrs. OPPORTUNITIES FOR Must be avail. weekends per day, flexible hrs. Must EMPLOYMENT WTIH TJ $11.00 per hour. have clean driving record PAVING. Looking for 4217 - 50 Ave. Fax resume (403)784-2726 Exp`d Class 1 Driver to 6721 - 50 Ave. or Phone 403-704-0257 move equipment and haul 7111 - 50 Ave. material. Exp`d Asphalt Roller Operator. Exp`d Skid Steer Operator. Comp. Wages. Great working atmosphere. FAX Resume to 403-346-8404 or email Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking a DRILLER.









PERMOLEX is looking for a

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced F/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please

Contact Wayne or Daryl at 403-227-4456 for an interview. Or send your resume to


Here’s what we offer: • Large Inventory – 2 locations to sell from • Flexible Hours • Excellent Reputation • Excellent Pay Structure • Excellent Benefit Plan

TDL GROUP CORP O/A TIM HORTONS 6020 67th Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 3M1 Food Counter Attendants Full Time/Shift Work Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends $11.00/hour Email resume or fax 403-203-7430

A job at

You have: Plant Maintenance experience with Allen Bradley PLC, Motor diagnosis, VFD and Soft starters and Scale systems.

Peace of mind knowing work is steady and secure

A girlfriend/wife who is happy and thinks you rock!

Worry about not being able to pay your bills

Able to recommend changes for improvements and provide input for projects.

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where decisions must be made, and actions must be taken in a timely, safe and professional manner Strong organizational abilities with planning work tasks on a daily, monthly and annual basis.

A thin wallet and stretched bank account

Ideal candidate will be a journeyman electrician with plant, emergency system, plc and/or instrumentation experience.

A full wallet and healthy bank account

Eagle operates the newest fleet of rigs, has safe operations, and offers steady work – that means more cash in your pocket, and a whole lot more!

Please fax your resume to Permolex at fax number (403) 346-2662 attention Ray or email rweleschuk@

Brochure for really cool stuff that you can’t afford to buy



Phone: (403) 346-7789, Fax: (403) 346-9770, Email:


* Full Time hours * Great benefit program after 3 mos. * Most weekends off * Competitive Wages Hardworking need only apply. Bring resume to: Metal Strip & Coatings 4617 63rd Street Mon-Fri 8-5. No Phone Calls Please. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

DELIVERY PERSON Permanent P/T required 3-4 hrs. per day 4 days/wk Apply in person Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive, (directly behind Nutters)


Misc. Help

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.


Misc. Help

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in ROSEDALE AREA Richards Crsc. Richards Close Ray Ave. $58/mo. ALSO Russell Crsc. and part of Richards Crsc. $63/mo. Timberstone Area Timothy Drive Towers Close Turner Crsc. Tobin Gt. $110/mo.


Misc. Help

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317


ANDERS AREA Adams Close/ Adair Ave. BOWER AREA Baile Close Boyce St./ Byer Close Barrett Dr/ Beatty Crsc.. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St INGLEWOOD AREA

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


Good for adult with small car.

Sherwood Crsc



Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Valentine Crsc.

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


Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

Good for adult with small car. ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info DENTOOMS GREEN HOUSES OPENING MAY 1

Carriers Needed

and looking for P/T & F/T Staff to work in the garden centre. Should have knowledge of plants. Able to work weekends.

Oriole Park Morning delivery 6 days /wk by 6:30 a.m.

Apply in person w/resume to Dentoom’s Greenhouses Hwy 11A 1/2 km west of Hwy 2 corner of Range Road 275

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308


Misc. Help






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

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

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

Successful applicant will need a strong desire to continually learn about the position, and apply yourself to the improvement of all areas of the plant on daily basis.

Envy for the other guy’s happy girlfriend

Really cool stuff you can afford to buy


Ability to work safely in a team environment with other Trades people, Operators, Contractors and Apprentices.

Must have a strong work ethic, with a solid troubleshooting ability on a wide variety of systems.

vs. the other guys

Where would you rather be working?

Journeyman Electrician

Must be a pro-active individual with a sense of ownership to all the duties with Safety as the priority.




is now hiring for the following positions:


One of Alberta’s premium used vehicle operations is looking for a full-time sales consultant. Experience is an asset, but not a requirement.


Misc. Help



PIKE WHEATON CHEVROLET is currently accepting resumes for SERVICE ADVISOR POSITION. Must have good communication skills and have the ability to work independently or with a group.. Excellent company benefits. Please submit resume in person along with wage expectations to Joey.

Looking L ooking ing ng g for

a job? ?

Participating Employers: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Action Group Bethany Care Society Canadian Blood Services Catholic Social Services CBI Home Health Comfort Keepers Extendicare Nurse Next Door Red Deer Parkland CLASS The Redwoods Retirement Residence 11. St. John Ambulance 12. Symphony Senior Living Inglewood & Aspen Ridge 13. We Care Home Health Services

Mini Job Fair Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor, First Red Deer Place 4911 – 51 Street, Red Deer For more information, call 403-340-5353




RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, April 16, 2013 D3


Misc. Help


Misc. Help


stuff Currently seeking Newspaper carrier for morning delivery


6 DAYS PER WK. ( Monday - Saturday)

For afternoon delivery once per week

in the town of Olds Earn $500+ for hour and a half per day. Must have own vehicle. 18+ Needed ASAP

GREENHOUSE WORKERS BLACKFALDS Central AB Greenhouses We have some seasonal positions available commencing immediately and ending June 1, 2013. Duties include planting seedlings, watering plants, moving plants from one area to another, loading plants onto carts and loading trucks. This position is labor intensive and includes working weekends and some evenings (approx. 65 hrs./wk.). Must have own transportatin. We will train. Wage is $11.50/hr. Fax resume to 403-885-4147 or email to: Please note that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. 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.

Employment Training


Antiques & Art

MAKE UP TABLE, maple, oak side table, oak dresser, 403-346-4307

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler



Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303


FULL TIME MAINTENANCE AND LABOUR PERSON REQUIRED ASAP. Knowledge of Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Painting. Must have own tools, own vehicle an asset with valid drivers license. Monday - Friday 8 - 5. Come and join our team. Please fax resume 403-346-1086 GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@


In the towns of:

Call Quitcy 403-314-4316 qmacaulay@

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 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Household Furnishings



Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514


Stereos TV's, VCRs

PS 2 w/6 games $60 obo SONY mini stereo w/remote $40 obo. 403-782-3847


Misc. for Sale

2 BOXES of assorted authors (Western) books $50 obo 403-782-3847 Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers 2000 LB. remote control Certified Appraisers 1966 winch, $65; New Woods Estates, Antiques, outdoor 24/hr timer; $10; Firearms. New sz. 11 black leather, Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. zippered boots, $25; 20’ 347-5855 tow ropes (2) $10. ea. leather brown recilner $60 403-887-4981 Cameras & 4 GLASS goblets diamond Accessories pattern on pedestals 4/$16; oval bowl, mother of SONY handicam, exc. pearl antique, $45; cond. $200 obo Chinese evergreen $4; 403-307-1586 X-mas cactus, $10; 8 pc. sets cup/saucer bone china rose pattern all/$16; 12 Clothing ramekin dishes, clear glass diamond cut all/$9; 8 water glasses diamond cut all $6; JEAN JACKET 6 tall sherry style glasses Tommy Hilfiger, size all/$4/50 403-314-2026 Medium. Good cond. $30 403-314-9603 LIGHT brown recliner, like new, $60; tiger torch & NEW ladies Power Walk hose, $30; Black & Decker runners size 9 7 1/4” skill saw, $10.; (2) 2 $20 403-340-1120 ton hydralic jack, $10. ea. beige coffee and end table SUEDE JACKET, $60, 403-887-4981 chocolate brown. From Boutique of Leathers, PLACEMATS Large. Good cond. $40. 6 cream coloured, cloth. 403-314-9603 $12. 403-314-9603 SINGLE comforter with Equipmentbedskirt and sham $20 obo 403-782-3847 Misc. TIM Horton Bunn coffee FORK LIFT, Komatsu. 2000 lb. maker sold; large cockatiel rating $3500. 403-347-6455 cage with stand $25; newer plastic canary cage sold, small bird cage sold Equipment403-340-1120 Heavy WEBBER bbq, good cond. asking $100, TRAILERS for sale or rent 403-346-4307 Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721. Pets &


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

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@


1620 1630

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)

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


Career Planning




Farmers' Market

ALBERTA LAMB! Fresh, frozen. Locally grown. Locally butchered. Phone 403-782-4095




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

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

for all Albertans Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

F1 LABRA DOODLES, F1B GOLDEN DOODLES puppies. Visit text 306-521-1371 or call 403-919-1370


Sporting Goods

ROLLER Skates ladies size 7, inclds. helmet, elbow/knee pads $10 403-340-1120


Travel Packages

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

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

YOUR CAREER IN Legal Administrative Assistant Marketing Coordinator Insurance Advisor Business Administration Hotel & Tourism Management

60 TOPPING onion sets, also called winter onions,potted, ready to plant 2/$1, lawn sprinkler $5; box of assorted flower pots $8 403-314-2026


Household Appliances


Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.

Call Today (403) 347-6676



Acreages/ Farms


5 BDRM. house acreage, 10 min. S. of Pine Lake & 40 min. SE of Red Deer. $1650, $800 d.d. utils. incl., 1 month last month rent, 1 yr. leasing, references & record of employment. No house pets. Avail. June 1 403-442-2631 or 357-9909

Houses/ Duplexes


3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 40 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 DUPLEX Michener Hill 3 bdrm., Avail. Immed., $1350/mo./dd utils. incld. RENTED

Condos/ Townhouses


2 BDRM., 2 bath Lancaster condo. $1150 incl. all utils. N/S, No pets. Text or call 780-885-7351


Open concept 3 bdrms,1.5 bath, In-suite laundry. Unfinished bsm’t. No pets. N/S. $1245 & UTIL; SD $1245; Avail May 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Or 403-396-9554

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

Household Furnishings


CHAIR, Queen Anne, rose color, $50; bench chair, $25. Both like new. 403-343-6772




Farm Equipment

MF 5465 tractor, fwd, 100 hp, 650 hrs. like new 403-347-5431



LIVE YEAR OLD LAYING hens for sale, Phone 403-782-4095




FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer MASON MARTIN HOMES New 2 Storey 1500 sq.ft 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, $399,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s avail. May 1 403-304-7576 / 347-7545


SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. NEW 3 BDRM. 2 baths townhouse in Sylvan lake, avail May 1, 5 appls., fenced yard, n/s, $1450, d.d., $1450, 403-848-3641

Manufactured Homes


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


2 bdrms,1 bath, 5 appls. No pets. N/S. In-suite laundry. $950 & Gas & ELECT; SD $950; 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 2 BDRM. bsmt, suite, avail immed. $825 + 1/3 utils. 403-872-3400 2 BDRM., Anders. legal bsmt. suite, separate ent., sep. laundry, central vac. N/S, no pets, $900. + D.D. Incl. utils. & internet. 403-598-3516

47A AVE, close to downtown


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Automotive Services



4 ACRES, bare land, LAKE KOOCANUSSA, $79,900 403-350-0345


Manufactured Homes

MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225

Income Property


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




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

Lots For Sale



Utility Trailers

CAR DOLLY. Never used. 403-347-6455

Auto Wreckers


Vehicles Wanted


2007 TOYOTA Camry LE To Buy sunroof, $9888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import 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 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! 2005 MINI COOPER lthr., 5 spd, 77596 kms., $17888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2005 FORD Focus 4 dr, 101,900 kms $4900 SOLD


309-3300 To Place Your Ad In The Red Deer Advocate Now!

2005 CHRYSLER Crossfire 80,954 kms, $12,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am 2 dr. Clean 403-318-3040


Public Notices

1999 FORD Crown Victoria LX. 206,000 km. Exc. Cond. 403-309-2410



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

Pinnacle Estates

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

2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634

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

NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason Martin Homes 403-588-2550

Businesses For Sale

In very good condition, equipped to be towed behind a Motorhome,64,000 km’s Asking price $23,000 Ph. 403-347-6817

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

2007 MERCEDES BENZ GL320 4matic, lthr., nav., sunroof, $31888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 7 ACRES $330,000. 20 min. to Red Deer 403-350-0345 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.

2008 Lexus RX 350



MASON MARTIN HOMES New condo, 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., $189,800. 403-588-2550




Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses


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


Houses For Sale


8-PLEX In Highland Green


Garden Supplies







Lovely 3 level exec. LARGE bird cage on stand Tools 3 bdrm. townhouse incl. accessories, $45 obo 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, 403-347-0293 concrete patio, blinds, CRAFTSMAN 10” table front/rear parking, no dogs, saw with stand n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 $100 403-347-1637 Avail. April 20 Dogs 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

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




Lots For Sale

Locally owned and family operated


NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants Estate of

Merle Eugene Bullock Otherwise known as MEL BULLOCK who died on March 15th, 2013. If you. have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by May 15th, 2013 with LEE INGLIS ALBRECHT at 4901 49 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1T8 and provide details of your claim. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.

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

2 bdrm, 1 bath. w/ balcony. Coin-op laundry, Family friendly. NO PETS. May 1st $895 & Power, SD $895 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Or 403-396-9554

Welcome H ome!


ELNORA, reno’d, 3 bdrm. bsmt., $895/mo. incl. all utils, immed. 348-6594

Celebrating the birth of your child? Share your happy news with family & friends with a special announcement in the Red Deer Advocate Classifieds “Announcement” section.

2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer

LOVE SEATS (2), 2 end tables, 2 lamps. Exc. cond. All for $150. 403-343-6772




Lower walk-out suite 2 bdrms, 1 bath, 6 appls. No pets. N/S. In-suite laundry. $1150 & UTIL; SD $1150; Avail May 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Or 403-396-9554

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 Accounting


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



ANN’S Cleaning Services - Weekly & bi-weekly. Homes & Offices 302-0488





EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

The Ultimate Playmates.

Never rushed. Come in and get the attention you have been missing in your life. #1 body rub in Red Deer. 403-986-SEXY (7399)

Handyman Services

Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 FENCE N THINGS,now booking for 2013 season, wood, chainlink and vinyl fencing. Ask about our spring sale offer.Check us out on facebook. We accept major credit cards. Free quotes. FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED FOR YOUR PIECE OF MIND. Put 18 yrs of experience to work on your project. CALL ART 403-304-0727.



GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Massage Therapy


FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445

Massage Therapy




Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave. In/Out Calls to Hotels. 403-986-6686

New South location 5003A -50 St. 348-5650

Misc. Services

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



Property clean up 340-8666 CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182

Moving & Storage


BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Seniors’ Services


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


IRONMAN Scrap Metal Yard Recovery is picking up Care scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. SPRING LAWN CLEANUP Serving central Alberta. Call 403-304-0678 403-318-4346


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


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

Warehouse Space


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


LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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





Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Maduro claims victory in Venezuela ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS BREAK OUT AS CHAVEZ HEIR WINS PRESIDENCY ELECTION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government-friendly electoral council quickly certified the razor-thin presidential victory of Hugo Chavez’ hand-picked successor Monday, apparently ignoring opposition demands for a recount as anti-government protests broke out in the bitterly polarized nation. People stood on their balconies in Caracas apartment buildings banging pots and pans in protest as the electoral council’s president proclaimed Nicolas Maduro president for the next six years. Across town, thousands of students clashed with National Guard troops in riot gear who fired tear gas and plastic bullets to turn the protesters back from marching on the city centre. Students threw stones and pieces of concrete. The city was otherwise peaceful, although protests were reported in provincial cities. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Maduro was elected Sunday by a margin of 50.8 per cent to 49 per cent over challenger Henrique Capriles — a difference of just 262,000 votes out of 14.9 million cast, according to an updated official count released Monday. Sworn in as acting president after Chavez’s March 5 death from cancer, Maduro squandered a double-digit advantage in opinion polls in two weeks as Capriles highlighted what he called the ruling Chavistas’ abysmal management of the oil-rich country’s economy and infrastructure, citing myriad woes including food and medicine shortages, worsening power outages and rampant crime. By contrast, Chavez had defeated Capriles by a nearly 11-point margin in October. Until every vote is counted, Venezuela has an “illegitimate president and we denounce that to the world,” Capriles tweeted Monday. One of the five members of the National Electoral Council, independent Vicente Diaz, also backed a full re-

count, as did the United States and the Organization of American States. But the electoral council president, Tibisay Lucena, said in announcing the outcome Sunday that it was “irreversible.” At the proclamation ceremony Monday, she called Venezuela “a champion of democracy” and defended its electronic vote system as bullet-proof. Capriles, a 40-year-old state governor, had demanded the proclamation be suspended. He convoked the potbanging protest and asked supporters to gather outside the electoral council Tuesday Capriles claimed that members of the military, “an important group in various cities,” had been detained for trying to guarantee a free and fair election. He said they had been ordered to ignore abuses they witnessed. Capriles did not offer further details, such as how many were involved. He said a vote count by his campaign produced “a different result” and it received more than 3,200 complaints of irregularities — all by progovernment forces. He demanded every single ballot be recounted. Maduro’s campaign manager, Jorge Rodriguez, called Capriles’ actions “a coup attempt,” while Maduro alleged such a plot was in preparation. Risa Grais-Targow, an analyst with Eurasia Group, said Capriles’ goal in demanding the recount without ever uttering the word “fraud” appears to undermine Maduro’s legitimacy without provoking a political crisis or jeopardizing his role as opposition leader. The winner is to be formally inaugurated Friday for a six-year-term. Maduro said during his victory speech Sunday night. He did not, however, endorse a manual recount of individual ballots. In Washington, White House spokesman Jay Carney said a “100 per cent audit” of the results would be “an important, prudent and necessary step to ensure that all Venezuelans have confidence in these results.” The secretary-general of the Organization of American States, Jose


Opposition supporters and students, some holding pictures of opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, confront riot police as they block a highway in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Monday. The opposition is protesting the official results in Venezuela’s disputed Sunday presidential election. Capriles has challenged his narrow loss to Nicolas Maduro and is demanding a recount. Miguel Insulza, also called for a “full recount.” Under Venezuela’s voting system, 54 per cent of the tallies printed out by individual voting machines are routinely audited and that was done Sunday night, Lucena said. Individual ballots are not included in such audits. No independent observer teams monitored the election as Chavez’s government in recent years has rejected them. Instead it invited witnesses to “accompany the process.” The challenger’s camp has not explained how it intends to proceed with the recount demand. Venezuelan election law does not

specify how a recount might proceed or whether a candidate even has the right to demand one, said Dashiell Lopez, co-ordinator of the independent voting rights group SUMATE. He said an attempt to carry out a recount in December in Bolivar state failed because it wasn’t sought in the legally required seven days. The logistics alone are daunting. A total of 39,319 boxes of paper ballot receipts were emitted by Venezuela’s electronic voting system Sunday. They are now stored in warehouses under the control of the military. Those receipts would need to be checked against vote count printouts emitted by each individual voting machine.

Senate gun control deal in jeopardy as Rep. support dwindles

Sexually assaulted teen found drawings, names on body when she awoke; lawyer BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE, Calif. — Awakening in a friend’s bedroom after drinking too much at a sleepover, 15-year-old Audrie Pott looked down and realized she had been sexually assaulted and her attackers had written and drawn on intimate parts of her body, her family’s attorney said Monday. Over the next week, she pieced together one horrifying detail after another. She went online and tried to confront the three boys she had known since junior high who she believed had done it. At school, she saw a group of students huddled around a cellphone and realized that at least one humiliating photo of her was circulating. “I have a reputation for a night I don’t even remember and the whole school knows,” she wrote in one Facebook message to a friend. “I cried when I found out what they did,” she wrote in another. Eight days after the attack, she

called and asked her mother to pick her up at school. She said she couldn’t deal with it anymore but would not say what was wrong. And then she hanged herself. The Pott family disclosed the new details of the ordeal at an emotional news conference Monday in San Jose, discussing painful details of what their daughter was put through and demanding that three 16-year-old boys arrested eight months after the assault be tried as adults — a move that would be highly unlikely under California law. The family members also announced plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspects, their parents and the family that owns the house where the Labor Day party took place. The boys arrested in the case are each charged with sexual battery, dissemination of child pornography and possession of child pornography. Under California law, such less severe charges are filed if a victim does not have the

ability to fight off a sexual assault because they are unconscious. Audrie’s mother, Sheila Pott, said she hopes to change that with a new “Audrie’s Law.” “I want to take serious steps to see that this doesn’t happen to another one of our children,” she said. Sgt. Mike Leininger, a retired San Jose police detective hired by the family’s attorney to investigate the case, said interviews of people at the party showed the suspects were sober at the time of the attack in Saratoga, a bedroom community on the fringe of Silicon Valley. However, a police report obtained by the San Jose Mercury News said the suspects told authorities during the initial investigation that they did drink at the party. The police report also says witnesses told investigators the three suspects took the drunken Audrie to sleep in an upstairs room then assaulted her.

and Toomey seemed willing to consider a change to their deal that would exempt gun buyers from background checks who live hundreds of miles (kilometres) from licensed firearms dealers, said one Senate aide. The change might help win support from senators from sparsely populated Alaska and perhaps North Dakota, said the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe private discussions.

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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more U.S. gun buyers seemed in jeopardy Monday as a growing number of Republican senators expressed opposition to the proposal. But there was plenty of time for lobbying and deal-making to affect the outcome. The White House said President Barack Obama was calling lawmakers, as both sides hunted support for a nail-biting showdown. As of Monday evening, some senators were saying the vote now appeared likely late this week, rather than midweek as top Democrats have hoped. Such a delay would give both sides more time to find support. At stake is what has become the centerpiece of this year’s gun control drive in response to December’s killing of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Supporters consider a broadening of the buyers subjected to background checks to be the most effective step lawmakers can take to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the seriously mental ill. Obama urged near universal checks in the plan he unveiled in January. Opponents, led by the National Rifle Association, the influential gun rights lobbying group, say expanded checks would be ignored by criminals and violate the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment which guarantees the right to bear arms. NRA leaders say the measure wouldn’t make schools or streets safer, but could lead to a registry of lawful gun owners whose weapons could be taxed or confiscated. It is the first high-profile effort to pass gun control legislation in two decades. Some of the victims’ families, with Obama’s blessing, have launched an increased effort to lobby lawmakers personally and push a gun control bill through a bitterly divided Congress.

The proposal requires background checks, designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the seriously mental ill, for people buying guns at gun shows and online. Background checks currently apply only to transactions handled by the country’s 55,000 licensed gun dealers. Private transactions, such as a sale of a gun between family members, would still be exempt. The measure, proposed by Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, will take 60 votes to pass because some Republicans have pledged to use procedural manoeuvrs to block a final vote. That means more Republicans will have to come on board. Sixteen Republicans voted last week to reject an effort by conservatives that would have blocked the Senate from even considering a broad bill restricting firearms. With that debate under way, Democrats hope to win enough supporters from this group to gain passage of the first amendment to that bill — the compromise between Manchin and Toomey, which expands background checks but less broadly than Obama has wanted. By Monday evening, nine Republican senators from that group said they would oppose the Manchin-Toomey plan and one wase leaning against it. Combined with the 31 senators who voted against debating the overall gun bill last week, that would bring potential opponents of expanding background checks to 41 — just enough votes to block the Senate from considering the compromise. “I’m not going to vote for it. It’s not the right thing to do,” said Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, who was among the 16 who voted last week to allow the debate to begin. But in the heated political climate and heavy lobbying certain in the run-up to the vote, it was possible that minds could change. “The game hasn’t even started yet, let alone over,” Manchin said. In one sign of the bargaining under way, Manchin

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tution at once with no changes. 1917 — Government takes tariff duties off wheat, flour and semolina. 1856 — Governor declares all gold found in B.C. to be the property of the Crown. 1853 — Toronto Locomotive Works builds Toronto, the first steam locomotive built in Canada. 1818 — U.S. Senate ratifies the RushBagot Agreement, on the U.S.-Canada border, which bans all naval vessels on the Great Lakes.





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Michael Buble performs during the German TV game show ‘Wetten dass ..?’ (Bet it ) in Vienna, Austria. songwriters Alan Chang and Amy Foster, and performers Naturally 7 and the Puppini Sisters. Buble calls it “creating a subculture.” Furthering the sense of familial warmth filling the studio, Buble even had his parents sit in on some of the sessions. On To Be Loved, his newfound confidence leads the Burnaby, B.C., crooner to aim at a number of different genres, incorporating elements of country, straightahead jazz, Cuban music and rock into his typically swing era-influenced adult contemporary. And Buble’s tickled at the opportunity to try on so many hats. “It’s amazing I can get away with what I do as an entertainer, but especially that I can make a schizophrenic record,

Maestro Fresh Wes ready to release first album in 13 years THE CANADIAN PRESS Twenty-two years ago, Maestro Fresh Wes won his first Juno Award in a category — rap recording of the year — pretty much designed for him. After hearing his name called, Canada’s Godfather of rap rose, wearing a burgundy double-breasted suit, and thanked the Junos for recognizing not only rap music, “but black music.” He claimed another trophy that evening for best video. More than two decades later, it’s a night the 45-year-old Toronto native looks back on with understandable fondness. At this weekend’s Junos bash in Regina, he’s nominated in the same category, which has since grown and flourished. But when he casts his mind back to 1991, it’s not only his own award that he remembers. “I felt great (that night), got five nominations, feeling great, but then Leonard Cohen wins the lifetime achievement award that was as big as a grand piano. I’m like, ‘Damn. I got a long way to go,”’ Williams recalled in a recent interview. “When I got nominated (this year), I felt great again. “But at the same time, Leonard Cohen’s getting nominated again for artist of the year. “So he’s still doing it! And what that reinforced to me is just keep making music, man.” And so he is. Twenty-five years after earning his memorable handle, more than a dozen years after his last full-length disc, Maestro Fresh Wes will drop a

new album on June 25 called Orchestrated Noise. The record will feature collaborations with a genre-jumping crosssection of mostly Canadian artists including Sam Roberts, opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, Chuck D of Public Enemy, k-os, Kardinal Offishall, Lights, Brand Nubian’s Sadat X, the Trews, Kool G Rap, Divine Brown, Saukrates and Rich Kidd, among others. “I really did something I’ve never done before,” Williams said. “It’s my most ambitious album, I’ll tell you that much.” Williams actually ended his long break from music last fall when he issued the brief Black Tuxedo EP, which showcased not only his nimble double-time flow but also a fondness for string-infused melodies. That esthetic will certainly carry over to Orchestrated Noise, which he calls a “conceptual extension” of Symphony in Effect, still his most commercially successful album with sales approaching double-platinum status in Canada (he hasn’t forgotten; his gold plaques for Let Your Backbone Slide as well as the album from which it was culled hang proudly in his living room). And he said that fairly early on in making his new record, a “signature sound” emerged. “It’s basically fusing classical violins with rock guitars — there’s a lot of that going on through the album,” he said. Williams re-enters the rap world after making a name for himself as an actor — including recurring roles on

CBC-TV’s Mr. D and the gritty Canadian series The Line — and an author, having penned the 2010 book Stick to Your Vision, a combined selfhelp tome/memoir that has kept Williams busy with speaking gigs at schools. Given that role as inspirational figure, does he feel a responsibility to further that message in his music? “I try to compartmentalize,” he said. “Because you get trapped thinking you’re something that you’re not — ’role model’ is a role you’re playing, as opposed to just being you.” When Maestro performed his dancefloorfriendly signature single at the Juno Awards 24 years ago, he knew that many in the home audience might never have seen what hip-hop looked like in a live setting before — or, potentially, even heard a rap song. Still in his early 20s, he felt the weight of wanting to not only prove his own worth, but that of the entire rap genre.

you know what I mean?” said Buble, who co-wrote all four original songs on the album. “I can do all these different genres and somehow there can be some kind of through-line that keeps them all together. “And I think you gotta buy it too. I think if I didn’t completely own it, you could smell it a mile away.” Indeed, Buble’s keenly aware that — with due respect to his premium pipes — his ability to sell tickets and records largely depends on his ability to sell himself as a personality. For a long time, Buble felt misunderstood. He has a mischievous streak, and sometimes his attempts at wry selfdeprecation would read as arrogance. And he’s such a compulsive entertainer, he occasionally


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the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Austria, Germany, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands — he can lay claim to four consecutive bona fide smashes, with his entire catalogue having now amassed more than three dozen platinum plaques in his home country alone. And his pop-culture profile has grown well beyond his core group of fans. He starred in cheerfully retro Christmas specials for NBC in back-toback years, and his hosting gig at this weekend’s Juno Awards will provide a national platform for his winking wit — though he dismisses his role as mere “traffic cop.” He made himself comfortable on To Be Loved by working with the same circle of collaborators who have been popping up on his albums for years: producer Bob Rock,


TORONTO — After the spectacular success of his Christmas — eight times platinum in Canada, thrice in the U.S., a Juno Award win for album of the year — Michael Buble might have felt a certain pressure in trying to create a follow-up, the sleigh bells ringing in his ear turning gradually deafening. Instead, he says he went into To Be Loved — out today — feeling more blithely selfassured than he’d ever been in the past, committing to a breezy live-off-the-floor recording strategy and declining to polish away the resultant small blemishes in his production. He had the most fun he’s had recording an album, he says. And the principal reason he was so unfettered? He says that the news that his wife, Argentine model Luisana Lopilato, was expecting their first child made everything else seem a little less pressing. “I think the whole lack of trying (to top ‘Christmas’) came from me finding out I was having a baby — I think when that happened, it made me very brave,” Buble said during a recent chat in Toronto. “The truth is, really, my priorities just flip-flopped, and I went: ‘What’s important to me?’ My wife’s health. My baby’s health. My family. And THEN this record.’ If people love it, that’s awesome. If they don’t love it? You know what, I’ve done pretty well. “Not that I didn’t care, because of course I care, but I wasn’t insecure.” Buble, of course, has been provided plenty of reasons for such validation within the industry. There’s the aforementioned commercial success, which is especially remarkable in this era of spindly sales. Even beyond Christmas — which topped the charts in Canada,

provoked unwanted headlines with flippant comments meant simply to amuse an interviewer. He’s adeptly made self-deflating appearances on Saturday Night Live and with Jimmy Fallon created a viral sensation in a video where he lampooned several pop stars, including Justin Bieber. His Christmas specials for NBC have similarly allowed fans and non-fans alike to understand that the 37-year-old really doesn’t take himself that seriously. “I think people thought I was a real egotistical jerk because I seemed like I was confident. But it was just humour — self-deprecating humour,” he said. It’s clear he’s not immune from the influence of naysayers, whether imagined or not — when discussing the Junos, he calls it a “thankless job” because “no matter how good I do, or how funny it is, there will be people that just can’t stand me” — but the slights seem to weigh less on Buble now than they did at a more diffident stage of his development. For instance, when asked about the dearth of similarminded crooners operating on such a large scale, he disagrees and points out that for a long time he felt he was in close competition with other artists intent on cruising down the same lane. “When I started, I remember looking at (manager) Bruce Allen and saying: ‘Bruce, man, we’re in trouble here. We’ve got (Harry) Connick, we’ve got Jamie Cullum, we’ve got Matt Dusk, we’ve got Peter Cincotti — I’m going to get buried here. He used to say, ‘You’ll be the last man standing, kid.’ “But no, there will be (someone). Some kid’s going to come along who’s going to blow us all away, and who’s going to sound more like Sinatra than Sinatra did, and I’ll be the first person to raise him up.”

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