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RDC to slash programs, jobs COLLEGE FACING A $4.5M DEFICIT DUE TO PROVINCIAL BUDGET CUTS BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

Red Deer College faculty, staff and students are bracing for an uncertain future. On Tuesday, RDC hosted an open budget forum to allow faculty and staff to ask questions about the pending changes that are needed to cover a $4.5 million deficit on Tuesday. Post-secondary budgets were slashed by 7.3 per cent across the board as part of this year’s provincial budget. For RDC that translates to a $4.5 million reduction from its estimated $92 million budget for 2012/2013.

Ken Heather, the president of the Faculty Association of Red Deer College, said the college confirmed what has been looming in the distance — programs will be eliminated and jobs will be lost. “They are not saying specifically where or who yet,” said Heather. “They are going to look at every program and staff. They are looking at credit and non-credit. They are looking at support services. It’s across the board. When you have to find that kind of money you have to look at everything.” There are roughly 325 parttime and full-time faculty members at the college. Heather said there’s a general feeling that most of the decisions are close

to or have already been made. Heather said there are questions why other post-secondary institutions have already announced cost-saving plans when RDC is still working through the details. Anne Marie Watson, who has worked in the library for 13 years, said she has been through the program cuts and job losses before but never this drastic. Watson said they knew the cuts were coming but it’s another thing to hear there will be job cuts and eliminated programs officially. “In one way we knew it but to hear it starkly said is unsettling,” said Watson. “But that’s the reality of the budget given by the Alberta government.”

Watson said she got the sense the college is doing its best and that its hands are tied. Questions were raised about the collaborative programs with other post-secondary institutions that would be affected if the university made changes. “We did get a pretty good reassurance that they have been in contact with the other intuitions and they seemed to say things will continue,” said Heather. “I think the budget isn’t going to change. They talked to the province. Everybody knows the shortfall is the shortfall.” Please see RDC on Page A2

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Offences down in most areas in the first quarter BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer criminals were less busy this winter than a year ago, according to City of Red Deer statistics released this week. The data recorded from January through March 31 showed nearly a 17 per cent drop in crimes against people, a slight decrease of 1.5 per cent in property crimes, and a nine per cent decrease in Criminal Code offences overall. The first-quarter stats are compared with the same period in 2012. “We are happy to see the number of offences decrease in most areas, with significant improvement in the number of persons crimes,” said city manager Craig Curtis in a news release. “We continue to work on the role of policing, perceptions of safety, crime prevention, and community involvement as it relates to the safety charter.” People can expect to see continued focus on these areas through 2013 and into 2014, he added. Mayor Morris Flewwelling called Red Deer a safe community. “But we can, and should, always explore ways to improve the overall health and safety of our city as identified in city council’s strategic direction.”

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Powered by the Jr. Generals AAA Spring Hockey team based out of Red Deer, World Pony Chuck Wagon Association drivers Cody McCurrach of Eckville, left, and Jerry Bremner of Westerose, steer their wagons around a track at the Red Deer Arena Tuesday night. The two champion drivers went head-to-head in a race during the first intermission of the evening game at the Canadian Men’s Senior AAA Allan Cup Hockey Championships, with McCurrach edging out Bremner for the win. Two games are played in the arena each day this week at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., with the championship game played Saturday afternoon.

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Motive for Boston Marathon bombings remains a mystery BOMBS CONSISTED OF EXPLOSIVES PACKED INSIDE PRESSURE COOKERS FILLED WITH SHARDS OF METAL, BALL BEARINGS AND NAILS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out — with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel — but said they still didn’t know who did it and why. The FBI and other law enforcement agencies repeatedly appealed to the public to come forward with photos, videos or anything suspicious they might have seen or heard. President Barack Obama branded the attack an act of terrorism but said

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Heightening jitters in Washington, where security already had been tightened after the bombing, a letter addressed to a Mississippi senator and poisoned with ricin or a similarly toxic substance was intercepted at a mail facility outside the capital, lawmakers said. There was no immediate indication the episode was related to the Boston attack. Officials found that the bombs in Boston consisted of explosives put in ordinary, 1.6-gallon (6-litre) pressure cookers, one with shards of metal and ball bearings, the other with nails, ac-

cording to a person close to the investigation who spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe was still going on. Both bombs were stuffed into black duffel bags and left on the ground, the person said. “The range of suspects and motives remains wide open,” Richard DesLauriers, FBI agent in charge in Boston, said at a news conference. He vowed to “go to the ends of the Earth to identify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime.”

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Developers want to clear up grey areas around levies BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Homeowners ultimately pay the price when communities download costs on to developers, said a former president of the Urban Development Institute. “That’s really where it goes in the end,” said Ray Watkins, a principal with Edmonton-based G3 Development Services Ltd., on Tuesday. “You can apply all sorts of costs to new development. But in the end, they’re going to apply it to the new home buyer. “So who’s representing that new home buyer. That’s kind of the issue and the concern for us. And (the one representing home buyers) usually ends up being us the development industry,” said Watkins, who is developing properties in Red Deer’s Glendale and Clearview Ridge neighbourhoods. Watkins was among the speakers at the annual conference of the Community Planning Association

of Alberta at Red Deer’s Black Knight Inn The Urban Development Institute, which represents the province’s development industry, is looking for changes to the Municipal Government Act to clear up grey areas in the legislation concerning levies. Municipalities, the provincial government and the development industry should work together to clarify what costs can reasonably be passed on to new development, he said. A number of court cases have arisen when municipalities tried to collect costs, for infrastructure such as roads or bridges, that developers felt were unjustified. In a number of cases, the courts have agreed with developers. There have also been scenarios where developers are asked to pay for “soft costs” tied to new development, such as the need for more police or fire protection, or even recreation. Under provincial legislation, municipalities can-

not require those costs be covered. But developers can “volunteer” to contribute, which creates uncertainty and a lack of consistency between municipalities, the development industry argues. The institute believes soft costs benefit whole communities and shouldn’t be levied on new developments. Joanne Klauer, a municipal lawyer from Calgary, said the levy system is based on a fair allocation of costs. But some communities have decided they can’t afford new development — and the sewers, roads and water mains that come with it — without additional financial help from developers. Municipalities are faced with not burdening their community with the costs of new development, while at the same time not charging so much for levies that developers are scared off. “It’s a balancing act,” said Klauer. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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RDC: Service cuts to affect students RDC president Joel Ward was unavailable for comment on Tuesday. Heather said faculty has asked the president some pointed questions about generating revenue and cost cuttings. “We are hoping those questions will be answered,” said Heather. “Undoubtably there will be more said when decisions are made.” Heather said at the end of the day if you cut programs, cut services it is going to impact students. You can have services that may not be available. “When we come back in the fall, I think you will see a drastic change of what Red Deer College is offering,” said Heather. Some institutions have halted applications but RDC is continuing to accept applications. Students’ Association of Red Deer College president Eric Peppinck said students are concerned about the potential programs that are on the chopping board. While Peppinck said the uncertainty has been frustrating, he is happy the college is taking its time to announce the plan. “I think the college is doing a good job of causing a stink without causing widespread panic,” said Peppinck. “It’s really hard to see the impact until you have to go pay your tuition next year or you try to find something that is not there next year.” The college is expected to announce its plans in early May. Ward hosts open forums at least once or twice a year around budget time. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

CRIME: One homicide One homicide was reported during the first three months, the same as last year. Robberies totalled 27 in the 2013 period, compared to 33 in the 2012 period, or an 18 per cent decrease. Assaults dropped by nearly 22 per cent — 361 in the 2013 period from 462 the same time last year. Overall persons offences numbered 724 in the first three months, while in 2012 the number was 870. Property crimes totalled 2,248 in 2013 period and 2,282 in 2012. Break-ins slipped by 14 per cent, with 193 reported from January through March. During the same period in 2012, 225 were reported. Fraud cases also dipped by nearly 13.5 per cent, with 200 cases in the 2013 period from 231 in the 2012 period. However, possession of stolen property rose by 40 per cent — 77 for 2013 from 55 for 2012. Theft of motor vehicles jumped by nearly 48 per cent, with 158 reported for the first three months of this year, compared to 107 during the 2012 period. The number of weapons cases also increased by 34.5 per cent — 74 for the 2013 period from 55 for the 2012 period. Theft under $5,000 increased slightly by 2.3 per cent — 916 during 2013 from 895 last year. Drug possession offences decreased by nearly 17 per cent, with 139 reported in the 2013 period, as opposed to 167 in the 2012 period. Provincial traffic offences dropped 58 per cent — 2,558 in the 2013 period from 6,084 in the 2012 period.

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Flowers sit at a police barrier near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The bombs that ripped through the crowd at the Boston Marathon, killing at least three people and wounding more than 170, were fashioned out of pressure cookers and packed with shards of metal, nails and ball bearings to inflict maximum carnage, a person briefed on the investigation said Tuesday. Criminal code traffic offences dipped three per cent, with 345 reported this year from 356 in the same 2012 period. No fatal collisions were reported in either first quarter. The total number of motor vehicle collisions came in at 1,084 for the first quarter this year, against 1,018 in the 2012 period, or a 6.5 per cent increase. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

BOMBING: No claim of responsibility for attack DesLauriers confirmed that investigators had found pieces of black nylon from a bag or backpack and fragments of BBs and nails, possibly contained in a pressure cooker. He said the items were sent to the FBI laboratory in Virginia for analysis. Investigators said they have not yet determined what was used to set off the Boston explosives. Pressure-cooker explosives have been used in international terrorism, and have been recommended for lone-wolf operatives by Al-Qaida’s branch in Yemen. But information on how to make the bombs is readily found online, and U.S. officials said Americans should not rush to judgment in linking the attack to overseas terrorists. DesLauriers said that there had been no claim of responsibility for the attack. He urged people to come forward with anything suspicious, such as hearing someone express an

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interest in explosives or a desire to attack the marathon, seeing someone carrying a dark heavy bag at the race, or hearing mysterious explosions recently. “Someone knows who did this,” the FBI agent said. The bombs exploded 10 or more seconds apart, tearing off victims’ limbs and spattering streets with blood, instantly turning the festive race into a hellish scene of confusion, horror and heroics. The blasts killed 8-year-old Martin Richard of Boston, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell of Massachusetts, and a third victim, identified only as a graduate student at Boston University. On Tuesday, an official at the Chinese Consulate in New York, who was not authorized to give his name, confirmed that student was a Chinese national. He declined to provide further details. Doctors who treated the wounded corroborated reports that the bombs were packed with shrapnel intended to cause mayhem. “One of the sickest things for me was just to see nails sticking out of a little girl’s body,” said Dr. David Mooney, director of the trauma centre at Boston Children’s Hospital. At Massachusetts General Hospital, all four amputations performed there were above the knee, with no hope of saving more of the legs, said Dr. George Velmahos, chief of trauma surgery. “It wasn’t a hard decision to make,” he said. “We just completed the ugly job that the bomb did.” Obama plans to visit Boston on Thursday to attend an interfaith service in honour of the victims. He has travelled four times to cities reeling from mass violence, most recently in December after the schoolhouse shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Trudeau shifts landscape The Canadian political world has tilted on its axis. The final slot for the 2015 campaign appears to have been filled with Justin Trudeau’s easy ascension to the leadership of the Liberal party, a choice that makes the third party instantly relevant and, perhaps, a legitimate threat to come all the way back. TIM Tom Mulcair HARPER has taken his New Democrats where they had to go, pragmatically moving to the centre, primed to try to take the next step to government, the last remnants of its socialist past shorn at a Montreal convention. But maybe the three main slots have not been filled. While the two main challengers to the Conservative government were inspiring the faithful in Montreal and Ottawa, all eyes now should be on the man who flew back to the capital on Sunday from his Calgary riding. The Liberals and New Democrats have retooled. How will Stephen Harp-

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er respond? Should Harper decide to seek another mandate from Canadians in an election that will happen no later than October 2015 — the prime minister has already mused about holding it earlier — he will be trying to break through a wall that many before him have hit, or saw coming too late. In Trudeau, he will face a young man who has provided a major spark to the sleepy Canadian political landscape and, in Mulcair, a man who will campaign from a position of strength never before afforded a federal New Democrat. Harper would be asking Canadians to allow him to move into his second decade as leader of this country. He will have passed nine years in office, through minorities and majorities, and would be taking his vision to the Canadian people for a fifth time. Hubris might tell him he can easily slay the green Trudeau and the dogmatic Mulcair and he can again prosper as two parties that refuse to cooperate will brawl over the same pool of voters. But as both a student of Canadian history and a man with strong political instincts, Harper knows of voter fatigue and a Canadian political predilection for seeking change for no reason other than just that they are tired of seeing the same face on their television screens.

Jean Chrétien, who fired the Liberal audience on Sunday with an oldtime partisan speech, served 10 years but had to promise to hand off power during the 2000 campaign in order to secure his third majority. Brian Mulroney, even with two majorities, lasted just short of nine years. At the provincial level, the same best-before date appears to work. Dalton McGuinty announced he was stepping down almost nine years to the date he was sworn in as Ontario premier. In Quebec, Jean Charest was defeated after nine years in office. Should Harper decide to run again, he will have passed Louis St. Laurent, Robert Borden and Mulroney by the time the campaign starts and would already have become the sixth-longest serving prime minister in Canadian history before seeking another four years. It would be a huge risk for Harper, even should he be fortunate enough to keep the Canadian economy on the rails until then. That risk could be multiplied by the Trudeau challenge if the new Liberal leader keeps his pledge to remain firmly on the high road, keeping his promise to make himself the reincarnation of a sunny Wilfrid Laurier. “Canadians want to be led, not ruled,” Trudeau said. “They are tired of the negative, divi-

sive politics of Mr. Harper’s Conservatives and unimpressed that the NDP, under Mr. Mulcair, have decided that if you can’t beat them, you might as well join them. “We are fed up with leaders who pit Canadians against Canadians, west against east, rich against poor, Quebec against the rest of the country, urban against rural.” Conservatives will attack him, possibly at his peril. The NDP says its battle is with Harper, but Peter Julian, the British Columbia MP who attended the Liberal finale, said Trudeau has aligned himself with Harper on the Keystone XL pipeline, Senate reform and the Chinese government intervention in the oilpatch. “We have young members, they have six-month tire-kickers, one-time voters who are over 50 and nostalgic for his father,” Julian said. Trudeau may be difficult to wound, and both Conservatives and New Democrats may be waiting in vain for a selfinflicted one. It will likely be a year before Trudeau and the party craft policy that his rivals can take aim at. Still, the outlines of the 2015 campaign have become much clearer. What remains unclear is who will be leading the Conservatives. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer who can be reached at tharper@thestar.ca.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Where is the Michener nursing care? There have been numerous letters in the paper concerning the closing of Michener Center but very few of them have addressed the situation of our nursing homes. Alberta is already getting a failing grade with the way we take care of our seniors. Waiting lists are so long families are waiting months to get their family members into a care facility. I recently was told by a friend that there had finally come a vacant bed for their mother — in Drumheller. Wow, that’s real convenient. I recently went through this with my mother and was lucky, after a few months waiting, got her a bed in Lacombe. Needing to put a loved one in a care facility is a very difficult thing to deal with. I thank God Lacombe is only a 25-minute drive, as one day I went there six times to assist my mother with various tasks that staff have no time for. What would I have done if she was placed in Drumheller? And now this government wants to take up precious beds for clients from Michener that have a bed and the best of care where they are. Does Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski realize that each of us is one accident away from needing to live in a care facility? Does she want her family member — or better yet, herself —- to room in with a client from Michener who screams, moans or gets aggressive 24/7? These clients are happy where they are and the waiting lists for our seniors is already long enough. Mike O’Neill Red Deer

City’s ‘sustainable’ plan senseless Once again, by using valuable assembly time to debate and vote upon a future mobility plan, Red Deer city council has displayed their ongoing disconnect with the issues facing those who pay the freight of our local tax base. Planning to institute some vague strategy that hopes to get citizens out of their cars and onto buses and bikes is an insult to the intelligence of vast swaths of the taxpaying public. Somehow, council has seen fit to sign off on a plan that aims to boost ridership of city transit and increase bicycle traffic on our streets, solely because someone, somewhere, has signed on to the belief that personal automobile ownership and use isn’t “sustainable.” This fallacy ignores the fact that car ownership is as inexpensive as it has ever been, as a proportion of family income. It ignores the fact that car ownership contributes hundreds of millions of dollars per year, via gasoline taxes, for cities to squander on public transit and bicycle lanes. It ignores the fact that having one’s own transportation is a vital key to income mobility. Simply put, people don’t drive because we’ve made it easy for them, they drive because it affords a degree of personal freedom not achievable otherwise. This also begs the question: What forms of coercion does council feel it has available to them that would force thousands of people per day to give up personal transportation for the prospect of riding the bus with 15 or 20 random strangers and all their personal habits, at the expense of great chunks of personal time per week? But let’s get back to this “sustainability” thing. I find it curious that this council, which has routinely increased taxes and spending at a rate that outstrips the rate of growth in the local tax base, has a sudden interest in “sustainability” on a matter such as personal transportation. How is growing the city budget by two and three per cent per year above economic growth sustain-

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able? Ask anyone who learned basic arithmetic at the chalkboard of Elsie Berg and they’ll tell you straight that the math don’t add up. Since it was this council that jumped aboard the “sustainability” bandwagon, is this council prepared to tackle the thorny issue of public pension reform at the local level and graduate our city workforce from their current, lucrative, defined benefit plan to a less lucrative but more fair defined contribution plan? You know, a sustainable one? Bill Greenwood Red Deer

A scare is not the same as grief This letter is in regard to some statements made by Barb Cross in an article in the Advocate on April 6 titled Alberta Transportation stands by cable barrier on Hwy 2. First of all I would like to express my condolences to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life far too early. There is no justification or solace in numbers. Secondly I would like to say that I am not writing to express my opinion or slant on the debate at hand. Cross felt the need to come forward at this terrible time to tell her tale. Her daughter, 19 at the time, “hit a patch of black ice and smashed into the cable, which propelled her car into traffic. Cross said her daughter was fortunate that there was no traffic because she may not have survived.” Well, I for one thank goodness that her daughter is safe and well and the traffic she was propelled into didn’t exist. Cross further goes on to say, “When I saw this (Thursday), I was furious because this was not a necessary death. It should have been dealt with beforehand. These cables are dangerous to cars. They

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are dangerous to motorcyclists. They are dangerous to people. They are dangerous to people who are in cars. I thought, you know, a lot of us who have had these experiences need to combine together. We need to support this young man’s family. I am devastated that this happened to someone else. This didn’t need to happen.” How dare you consider yourself as devastated as the family of the fallen young man because your daughter had a minor single vehicle accident because she was probably driving too fast for the conditions? Now is the time for grieving for those close to the young man. Soon will be the time for intelligent debate. I hope that Cross sees her way clear to include herself out of both. Steve Mantle Red Deer

Sad farewell to Ralph I met this man once at the Siksika Indian Days I attended some years ago. He was a good friend of the Redguns, who are also my relations through marriage. I was sitting with Ralph and the Redguns, when Ralph started to talk to me, which I think was, in Blackfoot! I said to him I did not understand him, because I didn’t speak the language, that I was Cree. He continued to talk to me in that language. I said good to meet you and I slowly moved away from where I was sitting. I watched his memorial on Global TV recently and found myself tearing for this man I had only met once! My condolences to his family. Cecelia Stirling Clive

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TORONTO — Canadian runners returning home from the Boston Marathon the day after two deadly explosions ripped apart the finish line say the attack turned what should have been a special accomplishment into an unforgettable tragedy. Ramona Gellel ran the race with her friend and was one of several marathon runners on the first flight from Boston to Toronto’s downtown airport Tuesday morning. She had finished the race when she heard about the blasts and immediately thought of her friend, who was about one kilometre from the finish line when the blasts went off. Gellel, who’s from Pickering, Ont., was relieved to find out her friend was not hurt, and gave her the race medal she had just won. “We were looking forward to celebrating. It puts a damper on things but we’re just glad everyone we were with is safe,” she said. Runner Carey Levinton, who was on the same flight, said Boston was in a glum mood the morning after the blasts. “It’s somewhat sombre... the city just embraces this event and to have it suddenly turn so tragic was just so sad,” he said.

More than a dozen Canadian runners who were on the Tuesday morning flight — some still wearing their blue-and-golden marathon jackets — said the tragic event has not scared them off from joining the Boston race again. “I hope to run it again next year,” said Gellel’s friend, Patty Demarco. More than 2,000 Canadians were registered for the storied race, but the federal government said late Monday it had no reports of any Canadians among the three people killed and more than 170 hurt. Foreign Affairs officials said they would continue to check with their counterparts south of the border to confirm that no Canadians were directly caught in the blasts. Other Canadians who witnessed the carnage swapped stories of survival in an effort to cope with the shock. Rob Campbell, who was among a group of Canadian runners who finished the marathon an hour before the explosions, said he met an Oklahoma man who ran right through the chaos. “He just kept going, went to the centre of the road and finished the race because he thought there

Conservatives finger Countney for Sask. boundary mess BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A Conservative MP says an independent member of the Saskatchewan boundaries commission denigrated the process of redrawing the electoral map and should have recused himself from the process. Maurice Vellacott echoed the views of some other MPs from the province who feel at least two of the three commissioners came to the job with their minds already made up. The independent commission has proposed exclusively urban ridings, as opposed to the existing hybrids that include suburban and rural communities. A Commons committee is hearing from witnesses on the changes and the Conservatives oppose the new map. They argue it awkwardly orphans some suburban areas and makes some ridings unwieldy. Vellacott specifically criticized political scientist and boundaries expert John Courtney, a commission member appointed by Andrew Scheer, the Speaker of the House and himself a Saskatchewan MP. Vellacott said Courtney had revealed in conversations early in the process that he favoured creating some urban-only ridings.

“To me, that does a great disservice, a great disrespect that denigrates the process, when one of the commissioners, a reputable, respected gentleman otherwise, had actually a mindset and a pre-determination of having urban boundaries, and then trying to collect the evidence to justify that thereafter,” said Vellacott. “To me that is a disservice, he probably should have recused himself at the point when he realized he had this set, determined mindset at the get-go.” Courtney did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Ron Mills, the Saskatchewan justice who is commission chairman, told The Canadian Press earlier this month that he and his colleagues had taken into account a wide variety of information and input when they wrote their report. Commissioner David Marit, president of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities, wrote a dissenting report. None of the Conservative caucus made submissions to the commission when it was drafting its first report for discussion last spring. Some MPs told The Canadian Press on condition of anonymity that Conservative party headquarters had made the mistake of telling them to hold off on writing to the commission.

might be bombs going off on the right side of the road also,” he said. “He had a pretty fascinating story.” Campbell said local residents were enraged by what happened. “They’re taking this thing really serious,” he said. “They’re not expecting this sort of thing to happen.” Campbell said he was planning to drive back home to Toronto with a friend on Tuesday and was bracing for major delays on the roads. “I would expect the troopers are probably going to choke down the traffic,” he said. “I suspect they’re going to investigate every car leaving Boston at this stage.” U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday the bombings were an act of terrorism but investigators do not know if they were carried out by an international or domestic organization, or perhaps by a “malevolent individual.” Police in some major U.S. cities were monitoring landmarks, government buildings, transit hubs and sporting events. At the Detroit Windsor Tunnel, where thousands cross the border from Ontario to Michigan daily, Tunnel President Neal Belitsky says that “all staff are sensitive to the incident in Boston.” While security measures aren’t being discussed, officials say they’re closely following events.

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Appeal Court chastizes judge for two cases of trial misconduct TORONTO — Ontario’s top court took the unusual step Tuesday of publicly berating a judge for inappropriate conduct during different cases that led to overturned convictions and costly retrials. In their judgment allowing an appeal of two convicted drug dealers, the Appeal Court justices made it clear they were fed up with Superior Court Justice Robert Scott. “This is the second time in less than one year that this court has allowed appeals relating to judgments of this trial judge on the basis of reasonable apprehension of bias,” the Appeal Court wrote. “In both instances, public resources were wasted, great inconvenience to the parties resulted, and the integrity of the administration of justice was tarnished,” the Appeal Court ruled. In its decision, the Appeal Court quashed Scott’s convictions in August 2011 of John Huang and co-conspirator Ying Huang in Belleville, Ont., for various marijuana-related offences. Trial transcripts from the joint trial show the Crown was cross-examining John Huang when Scott jumped in, asking the accused if he understood “what perjury is.” Huang’s lawyer objected, saying, “I don’t think that it is proper for your honour to interject and caution him about perjury at a point when he is trying to explain an answer.” Scott then admitted he had concerns about the truth of Huang’s evidence.

On appeal, both Huangs argued Scott’s comments gave the appearance he had decided the case prematurely thereby undermining their right to a fair trial. “We agree that the trial judge’s impugned comments gave rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias that fatally compromised trial fairness,” the Appeal Court wrote. “It follows that there was a miscarriage of justice and a new trial is required.” Similarly, in May last year, the Appeal Court ruled Scott had impugned the integrity of the plaintiff in a civil case before the trial had concluded. Scott had also insisted the plaintiffs were making a fraud allegation, even though their lawyer insisted that was not the case. In the earlier ruling, the Appeal Court called Scott’s pointed interjections “troubling,” saying they gave rise to suspicion he had “closed his mind” to the central issue in play. The justices seemed incredulous that Scott would make the statements he did, saying it was “impossible to fathom” why he thought them appropriate. In the Huang case, the Appeal Court noted trial judges are supposed to listen and leave it to lawyers to explore any inconsistencies in witness testimony. “In both instances, the perception of bias arose because of improper and unwarranted interventions by the trial judge during the examination of witnesses.”

Airport scanning software produces ‘stick figures’ instead of body outlines BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government is changing the software on the full-body scanners used to provide security at airports so they no longer produce a complete outline of a traveller’s body. Transport Canada says the new technology, already in use in the U.S. and the Netherlands, will increase privacy while still ensuring security. The scanners have been in use at Canadian airports for three years and there now are 52 of the devices in-

stalled across the country. They work by beaming low-level radio frequency energy over and around the passenger’s body. Instead of a silhouette of a person’s physique, the new software will produced a stick figure on the scanner’s screen and identify areas of the body where objects might be concealed under clothing. Transport Canada says the scans can identify anomalies on a passenger, including metals and non-metals of all shapes and size; ceramic-type threats such as knives and sharp instruments; liquids and explosives.

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Goldring case in judge’s hands WHO TO BELIEVE: EDMONTON MP OR POLICE WHO ARRESTED HIM? BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A provincial court judge must decide who to believe — an Edmonton MP who claims police botched his arrest and smeared his character, or officers who say the snarky politician refused a roadside breath test. Peter Goldring, 68, admits he had some wine at a Christmas party then a quick beer at a pub before police pulled him over in the Alberta capital in 2011. There are two versions what happened next. Defence lawyer Dino Bottos said Tuesday during the trial’s closing arguments that the first officer at the scene screwed up and arrested Goldring before demanding a breath sample. Bottos said when the officer then realized Goldring was a federal politician, he called in a supervisor and the pair tried to “re-do” the arrest. Crown prosecutor Laura Marr argued that the two experienced and professional police officers performed the arrest by the book. She said Goldring attempted to “filibuster” or delay the arrest by refusing to get out of his locked vehicle and answer police. “It’s a 12-minute refusal in which he will not answer the question: ‘Will you comply?’ ” Judge Larry Anderson said he expects to have a

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decision on the case next month. Goldring, MP for Edmonton East since 1997, stepped aside from the Conservative caucus pending the outcome of the court case and currently sits as an Independent. He has long been a critic of random breathalyzers and Checkstops. Outside court, Goldring said he plans to press the government to make changes to the law that allows police to demand breath tests. “There’s definitely clarity needed,” he said. “I’m putting forward a list of recommendations. I’ll be talking to the lawmakers about some of the scenarios from this. “This is about civil liberties. It’s not just about my civil liberties, it’s about your civil liberties, too.” Goldring wasn’t specific on what changes he’d like to see. But during the hearing, the judge questioned how much time a driver should get to mull over a demand for a breath test before police consider his indecision a refusal. “At what point does the driver become a criminal?” Goldring earlier testified that he had sipped one or two glasses of wine during the party at a Ukrainian centre in his riding. He said his throat was dry from talking with so many people so on the way home he popped into a pub for a cold beer.

He said he downed it within five minutes then got into his pickup truck. As soon as he drove out of the parking lot, police pulled him over. Goldring told the court that the officer immediately told him he was under arrest. Goldring then agreed to a breath test but was told to wait 15 minutes because he had just had alcohol. Goldring testified the officer waited only five minutes and was concerned it was too soon to blow into the machine. He said the officer repeatedly refused his request to call a lawyer. Const. Trevor Shelrud testified Goldring was belligerent, announced he was a member of Parliament and pleaded to be let go. He said he did not immediately place Goldring under arrest because he was waiting for a supervisor. Sgt. Conrad Moschanksy testified that when he arrived at the scene he asked Goldring over and over again if he would take a breath test. The officer said he only needed a yes or no, but the politician never answered. The officer said Goldring rambled on by asking questions, such as how many drinks it would take to blow over .08, the legal driving limit. Moschanksy said it was clear Goldring wasn’t going to take the breath test so he reached his arm through the driver’s window, unlocked the truck, pulled out the MP and put him in handcuffs.

porters have rallied at a southern Alberta university to protest government education cuts. The University of Lethbridge is facing a 7.3 per cent decrease in its operating grant. That’s a reduction of more than $11 million to its current budget of around $152 million. Last month’s provincial budget cut a total of $147 million in funding to all post-secondary schools. Glen Scott, vice-president of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, says the education cuts potentially affect the entire community. He says if the Lethbridge university is forced to cut programming, the local economy could suffer, be-

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Manufacturing sales rise Canada’s manufacturing sector did better than expected in February, with auto sales leading a broad-based advance that was the strongest in 19 months. Statistics Canada reported that manufacturing sales rose 2.6 per cent to $49.6 billion in February, the largest increase since July 2011. The gain was broad based, as sales rose in 14 of 21 industries, representing approximately 85 per cent of the manufacturing sector, the agency said Transportation equipment was the biggest factor, with other contributions from petroleum and coal products, food and miscellaneous manufacturing. Sales rose in eight provinces in February, led by Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Full EU banking union promoted European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged the 17 countries that use the euro to move swiftly toward completing a full banking union to stabilize the bloc’s financial sector. It is vital to first cement the legal groundwork for a centralized banking regulator before the summer, Draghi told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday. “This is an absolute prerequisite if we want to embark upon our preparatory work in a timely and effective fashion,” ensuring that the new regulator can be operational by mid2014, he said. Once a regulator is in place, eurozone countries must take the next step by setting up an authority with the power to restructure or wind down failed banks and minimize costs to taxpayers, he insisted. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

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Asset Works Mike Koebel, left, and Jason Moore meet with Chris Davis of Stinger Wellhead Protection on the trade show floor at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada conference and trade show at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer on Tuesday.

Drug testing companies report progress in cutting abuse FAILURE RATE FOR WORKSITE ACCESS DROPS BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Drug use remains a problem in many workplaces, but the stats are moving in the right direction. Wayne St. John, national sales team lead with CannAmm Occupational Testing Services, produced some numbers on Tuesday that bear this out. In 2011, the failure rate on drug tests conducted by CannAmm for the purposes of worksite access was 2.8 per cent, down from 3.1 per cent in 2007. Positive findings in the case of pre-employment drug tests had slipped to 3.9 per cent from five per cent; for post-accident drug tests the failure rate was down to 6.2 per cent, from 8.5 per cent; and findings of drug use when tests were ordered for reasonable cause was at 30.7 per cent, as compared with 37.9 per cent four years earlier. Meanwhile, added St. John, the number of drug tests being con-

ducted by CannAmm, which performed about 140,000 in 2012, was increasing by about 15 per cent a year. “So we’re seeing a gradual decline as the industry gets more involved in testing, and it becomes ingrained in the safety culture of each company.” St. John, who was speaking at the Petroleum Services Association of Canada’s spring conference in Red Deer, acknowledged that there’s still room for improvement. He pointed out that the pass rate for tests related to site access and employment applications — both of which provide the subject with advance notice — was a combined 93.3 per cent. “Just about seven per cent of them are not passing those tests,” he said, suggesting that many of these people are suffering from addictions. The post-accident failure rate of 6.2 per cent is also unacceptably high, added St. John.

Despite the prevalence of drugtesting today, many employers aren’t familiar with the process, he said. This includes their responsibility when a positive result arises. When employees are determined to be addicted to drugs or alcohol, Human Rights Canada characterizes their condition as a disability. That creates an obligation on the part of their employer to support then through treatment, including those who were tested as part of a hiring process. “Human Rights is now saying that doing a pre-employment test is post-offer; you’ve already offered that person the job. “You cannot refuse to hire somebody, or fire them, because of their disability.” That doesn’t mean you have to hold a job for an applicant who’s found to have an addiction.

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OTTAWA — The case for job shortages in Canada became thinner Tuesday with the most recent data showing vacancies actually fell to 200,000 at the start of the year, meaning there were 6.5 unemployed workers chasing each opening. Statistics Canada said the total job vacancies for January, down by 22,000 from a year earlier, is the lowest since the agency began collecting data in March 2011. The 6.5 ratio was the second highest, only bettered during that initial month. The fresh data is just the latest indicator that seems to undercut government and business arguments that Canada is facing a serious skills and labour shortage. To address the problem, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty last month made the issue a major pillar of his budget, announcing that Ottawa would become more directly involved on how $500 million for skills training is spent. The initiative would establish a $15,000 grant per person — paid equally by Ottawa, the provinces and employer — for training for specific vacancies. Canada has seen a ballooning of foreign temporary workers for vacancies employers say they cannot fill. “This is a striking low job vacancy number and it really casts doubt on this idea that we have a labour shortage,” said Erin Weir, a labour economist with the United Steelworkers union.

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July 5 date for opening of Pomeroy Inn and Suites BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College should be welcoming guests by early summer. Ryan Pomeroy, president of the Grande Prairie-based developer Pomeroy Group, confirmed on Tuesday that the multimillion-dollar hotel and conference centre on Olds College lands will open its doors on July 5. “It’s gone great,” he said. “The project is on schedule and on budget.” That budget — $16 million — includes the 83-suite hotel and a 6,000-square-foot conference centre that can be partitioned into three rooms, as well as a restaurant and lounge with seating for 150 to 200 people, a swimming pool and water slide, a fitness centre, a breakfast room and two boardrooms.

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Workers clad the exterior of the new Pomeroy Inn and Suites on the Olds College campus. Pomeroy anticipates that staff will number between 75 and 100. A unique aspect of Pomeroy Inn & Suites is that it will serve as a training area for the college’s new Canadian Institution for Rural Entrepreneurship (CIRE). That program will focus on themes like local food production, rural hospitality management, farm food sales and tourism,

with the work of students integrated into the operation of the hotel and conference centre. Olds College will also receive lease payments from Pomeroy Inn & Suite for its use of five acres of campus land south of Hwy 27, and a share of the operating income from the business. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

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We have all had exposure to how registered retirement savings plans and tax free savings accounts help us reduce income taxes owing, and save for the future. An often-asked question of investment advisers and financial planners is what types of investments should we put into our RRSP or TFSA? Of course, the Canada Revenue Agency has a list of qualifying investments for both of these types of

accounts, and they include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchangetraded funds, and even the potential to put the mortgage on your principal residence inside your RRSP. The pressing issue is what is the trade-off between putting a stock or equity mutual fund into a registered account as compared to an interest-bearing investment, such as a guaranteed investment certificate or government of Canada

bond? The answer can be found by first exploring the tax implications of investing in each of these outside of a registered account, and then determining your personal appetite for risk. Let’s begin with GICs and bonds. Of course, the income earned on bonds and GICs is fully taxable interest.

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INCOME: Ups and downs in markets So $1,000 in interest income would be subject to $320 in income taxes, assuming a 32 per cent marginal tax rate. In contrast, dividend income, which is paid by corporations out of accumulated after-tax profits, is also taxable but at a lower effective rate, because CRA allows you to claim the dividend tax credit. For example, $1,000 in dividend income would result in approximately $235 less income tax, compared to interest income. The dividend tax credit (DTC) allows you to “gross up” dividend income by 1.38 or 138 per cent, and then apply the 15.02 per cent DTC, resulting in a lower tax bill. The result is that your average tax rate on dividend income is 23.5 per cent, and not the 32 per cent that would have resulted if this cash flow had been interest income. Of course, seeking out dividend income means that you must also consider your ability to deal with the ups and downs of equity investments (stocks). Keep in mind that stocks that pay dividends do generally have a lower total risk, relative to stocks that do not pay dividends, but there is risk nonetheless. These include the risk that the dividend may not be paid in a year in which the firm you have invested in is not doing well. Moreover, even if they do pay a dividend, companies can run into trouble and your investment could be 100 per cent at risk of loss. However, dividends do provide investors with a certain comfort level. After all, if management has a long-term track record of paying out a dividend, this provides investors with some indication that the company is well-managed. Of course, not all stocks pay out a dividend. The ultimate decision of when, and how much of a dividend is to be paid out, is at the discretion of the board of directors, thus dividend payments, unlike GIC interest payments, are not guaranteed. Stocks that do not pay out a dividend are generally referred to as growth stocks because management has decided to retain earnings (not pay out a dividend). Think of retained earnings as money left in your bank account after paying all your bills. You have a choice to save or spend this money. If you save it, you are effectively retaining income for future investment. If you spend it, you are paying yourself a dividend and forgoing future investment. The more income retained by a business, the greater the potential growth and thus the greater the potential for future capital gains by investors. Capital gains income is the growth in your equity investments, over and above dividend income, and is taxed at a lower effective rate as you only need to claim 50 per cent of your net gains. In other words, $1,000 in net capital gains would result in you only having to pay tax on $500, or $160 in taxes. So interest, dividends and capital gains are each effectively taxed at different rates. The question then is, which is better in an RRSP or TFSA? It depends! First, equities do have risk. You must first decide if you have the ability psychologically to overcome risk. Second, how long do you have until you retire? If you have a substantial period of time — 10 years or more — for your investments to grow and overcome the ups and downs of the stock market, equities are a good alternative. In this case, they provide your RRSP or TFSA with a total return of both dividends and capital gains. However, keep in mind that if you do invest in stocks or equity mutual funds within your RRSP or TFSA, you cannot claim the dividend tax credit. CRA will not allow you to have your financial cake and eat it too. The same is true of capital gains income. Any capital gains income earned inside your RRSP is fully

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A flight attendant wearing Chinese Dress or Qipao walks on an airplane exhibited at the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China Tuesday.

BlackBerry smartphone returns ‘nothing abnormal’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The new BlackBerry touchscreen smartphones are not being returned at an unusually high rate, despite suggestions to the contrary, according to an industry observer who has completed his own checks. Jefferies telecom analyst Peter Misek, who has watched the BlackBerry company for years, says he considers the number of new BlackBerry Z10 phones being returned by customers “normal” for a new phone launch. The report comes after the company, which formerly called itself Research In Motion, launched a fight against what it called a “false and misleading” analyst report. Detwiler Fenton published a note saying that a very high number of BlackBerry Z10s were being retaxable when withdrawn. The decision to hold stocks or equity mutual funds inside your RRSP is about balancing your risk profile with your investment time horizon. A common strategy is to hold all interest-bearing investments in your RRSP, where they can compound tax-free; and have equity investments in nonregistered investments, where you can claim the dividend tax credit or capital gains exemption. Whatever you decide, diversification of investment income is just as important as diversification of investment assets. It allows you to maintain firm control over your financial destiny. Easy Money is written by Patrick O’Meara, an instructor at Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business. He can be contacted at Patrick.O’Meara@rdc.ab.ca.

JOBS: Can’t refuse employment if treatment complete But neither can you refuse to consider them for employment when they complete their treatment. When it comes to testing methods, St. John said urine samples provide the most reliable results — especially when positive tests are verified in a lab setting. Oral tests are far less accurate, although it’s assumed that oral samples tested in a lab are defensible in court — although this hasn’t been proven yet. He recommends adopting a testing policy that’s consistent, flexible to the needs of your company and can be defended in court. St. John also talked about Alberta’s new impaired driving laws, which allows police to suspend driver’s licences and seize vehicles in instances where the operator has a blood-alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08. Although some consider the lower limit to be extreme, he pointed out that the industry standard when it comes to testing has always been 0.04. St. John explained that the average person starts to suffer from impaired vision, perception, judgement and concentration when their blood-alcohol level hits 0.05. “That 0.05 number is why the Alberta government reduced the on-road number from 0.08 to 0.05, and it’s why industry has always been 0.04. Industry has always felt that you want to remove somebody from a site before they start having impaired vision, perception, judgement and concentration — before they’re at high risk for an accident.” He predicted that Alberta’s impaired driving laws will eventually adopt a 0.04 limit as well. “Drug testing is really all about safety,” summed up St. John, comparing it to the use of hard hats and steel-toed boots. The Petroleum Services Association of Canada represents the service, supply and manufacturing sectors of the upstream petroleum industry. Its spring conference, which is taking place at the Sheraton Hotel Red Deer, continues today. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

LABOUR: Still 1.4 million Canadians unemployed “I think most of this idea of labour shortages is based on anecdotes from the business community. They might have a different definition of a labour shortage. Employers might believe that if they can’t get the employees they want at the wages they are prepared to offer — that’s a labour shortage.” Under attack in the Commons on Monday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated his pledge to reform the foreign worker program, that according to opposition critics, allowed Canadian firms to bring in 340,000 foreign workers last year. The issue became front-page news last week after Royal Bank was forced to apologize for outsourcing 45 jobs to a U.S.-based firm that made use of the program. NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said the temporary

turned to stores by customers. The smartphone maker has responded by saying it will ask securities regulators in Canada and the United States to investigate the Detwiler Fenton claim, which it says harms both its reputation and its shareholders. Misek’s report on Tuesday did not include any hard figures, only anecdotal evidence. But Misek’s comments did point to what could be interpreted as a communication gaffe in the BlackBerry marketing campaign. “Of the few phones that were returned, the only main commonality we found is that buyers thought the Z10 had a keyboard,” he wrote. “As it does not, they returned it and will buy the Q10 (keypad model) instead.” The physical keypad BlackBerry is expected to arrive in Canadian stores by the end of the month. foreign worker program had been allowed to degenerate into a source of cheap labour, allowing firms to replace “clerical workers in Ontario, fish plant workers in Newfoundland and Labrador, food service workers in Alberta and miners in British Columbia” with non-Canadians. “There are still 1.4 million unemployed Canadians. Could the prime minister tell them what specific skills are required to work at a Tim Hortons counter that he thinks Canadian workers do not have?” he asked. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley again came under pressure to defend the policy Tuesday, telling MPs she was concerned with some of the media reports of abuses and promising changes “to make sure that Canadians always get first crack at every job.” She did not give a date for when to expect changes. TD Bank chief economist Craig Alexander said he hears employers complain about labour shortages everywhere he goes throughout Canada, but agrees the macro-economic numbers don’t bear it out. A recent Bank of Canada survey of businesses found that the number of firms reporting labour shortages is below the historic average, and wage gains have been modest in Canada, with the exception of some trades in the oil patch in the West. “The bottom line is we do have shortages, but it’s in certain occupations and certain trades,” sand Alexander. The Statistics Canada report shows the number of job vacancies has fallen steadily since reaching a high of 270,000 in August. For 2012 as a whole, however, there was an average of 250,000 job vacancies a month among Canadian businesses, compared with 235,000 in 2011. For every job vacancy, there were 5.5 unemployed people in 2012, down from 6.0 in 2011.

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WASHINGTON — U.S. homebuilders broke the 1 million mark in March for the first time since June 2008. The gain signals continued strength for the housing recovery at the start of the spring buying season. The overall pace of homes started rose 7 per cent from February to March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. Apartment construction, which tends to fluctuate sharply from month to month, led the surge: It jumped nearly 31 per cent to an annual rate of 417,000, the fastest pace since January 2006. By contrast, single-family home building, which makes up nearly two-thirds of the market, fell 4.8 per cent to an annual rate of 619,000. That was down from February’s pace of 650,000, the fastest since May 2008. The government said February’s pace was a sharp 5.2 per cent higher than it had previously estimated. Applications for building permits, a gauge of future construction, declined 3.9 per cent to an annual rate of 902,000. It was down from February’s rate of 939,000, which was also nearly a five-year high. Scott Laurie, president of Olson Homes, said that last month’s falloff in single-family starts is not representative of what’s happening in the market. A scarcity in ready-to-build land has many builders working to get local governments to approve new land for construction, he said. The process can take 12 to 18 months. A survey of homebuilders released Monday noted similar concerns. “You’ll see starts will continue to increase as the year goes on and new projects start to open up,” Laurie said. Laurie’s company builds homes in Southern California priced roughly from $325,000 to $750,000. He says Olson’s construction starts are on pace to climb at least 40 per cent this year, as the builder moves to add as many as eight new communities. “The market started showing improvement in the early part of 2012 and really hasn’t slowed down since,” said Laurie. “Right now, were very bullish.” The jump in home building is expected to contribute to economic growth in 2013 for a second straight year — a reversal from 2006 through 2011, when it held back the economy. Deutsche Bank predicts that home construction will reach an annual pace of 1.2 million by year’s end. Though new homes represent only a fraction of the housing market, they have an outsize impact on the economy. Each home built creates an average of three jobs for a year and generates about $90,000 in tax revenue, according to statistics from the homebuilders.

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MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Tuesday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.60 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 91.80 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.98 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.68 Cdn. National Railway . . 99.00 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 123.84 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 79.89 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.07 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.84 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 30.27 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.45 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.79 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.63 General Motors Co. . . . . 29.47 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.38 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.21 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.40 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.50 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.14 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 70.56 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.13 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.33 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 71.84 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.15 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.80 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 41.65 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.73 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.32 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.40 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 54.49 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.68 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 25.19 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.24 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.65 First Quantum Minerals . 17.03 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 28.33 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.38 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.48 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.28 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.57 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Tuesday as traders bought into stocks that sustained steep losses in the previous session when disappointing Chinese growth data sent commodities and resource stocks tumbling. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 115.04 points to 12,119.92 after the market registered its biggest one-day tumble since last June and the lowest close since mid-November, plunging 333 points. The TSX was also heavily pressured Monday by gold prices, which fell US$140 an ounce to their lowest level in more than two years amid fears that European governments may sell the precious metal as part of their debt-fighting measures. Prices recovered slightly Tuesday but were well off session highs, closing up $26.30 to US$1,387.40 an ounce. Monday’s plunge left the TSX down 3.45 per cent year to date. The Canadian dollar gained 0.47 of a cent to 97.99 cents US after falling more than a cent on Monday. U.S. indexes were also positive after New York indexes sustained their biggest drops of 2013 as investors looked to signs of further strength in the housing market ahead of the spring buying season. The Commerce Department reported that U.S. builders broke ground in March at the fastest pace in almost five years. Housing starts came in at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million, up by seven per cent from February. The Dow Jones industrials ran up 157.58 points to 14,756.78 after the blue chip index plunged 266 points Monday, interrupting a rally that has gone on practically non-stop all year. The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 48.14 points to 3,264.63 while the S&P 500 index advanced 22.21 points to 1,574.57. The positive session came amid a worsening outlook for the world economy this year from the International Monetary Fund. The global lending organization has cut its forecast for global growth to 3.3 per cent this year, down from its forecast in January of 3.5 per cent. The IMF predicts that government spending cuts will slow U.S. growth and keep the euro currency alliance in recession. The IMF is keeping its prediction of four per cent global growth in 2014 TSX gains were led by the base metals sectors, the worst hit components on Monday. The major exception was the gold sector, which finished about one per cent lower after falling about nine per cent on Monday, leaving the sector down around 37 per cent year to date. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) dipped six cents to C$5.48. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) continued to fall heavily, moving down $1.06 or 5.22 per cent to $19.24 after plunging 11.5 per cent Monday to its lowest level in at least a decade. Elsewhere on the TSX, the base metals sector was up 3.69 per cent while May copper in New York gained three cents to US$3.31 a pound after falling eight cents on Monday in the wake of data showing that growth in China, the world’s second-largest economy, slowed to 7.7 per cent in the first quarter from 7.9 per cent in the final quarter of last year. 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.

Teck Resources . . . . . . . 26.75 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.08 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 41.96 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.00 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.88 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 47.09 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.05 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.49 Canyon Services Group. 10.00 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.44 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.690 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.28 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.03 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 86.61 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 39.69 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.34 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 28.33 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 39.52 IROC Services . . . . . . . . . 2.89 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 4.93 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.50 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 1.030 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.15 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 28.41 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.47 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.47 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.84 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 47.30 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.16 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 57.70 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.78 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 27.89 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . 34.92 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 26.21 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 44.19 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.05 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 14.16 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 73.20 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 61.47 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 27.57 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.23 First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) rose $1.45 to C$17.03 while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) rose 60 cents to $26.75. The energy sector was up 1.25 per cent while oil prices were flat amid concerns over the global economic recovery as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange added one cent to US$88.72 a barrel after dropping about $6 in the last three sessions. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) advanced 91 cents to C$28.41 and Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) gained 40 cents to $29.44. The industrials sector also gave the TSX some lift as Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) improved by $2.41 to $123.84. Financials also improved as Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) advanced 84 cents to $63.16. The TSX Venture Exchange gained 1.74 points to 960. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close of Tuesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,119.92 up 115.04 points TSX Venture Exchange — 960 up 1.74 points TSX 60 — 694.72 up 6.75 points Dow — 14,756.78 up 157.58 points S&P 500 — 1,574.57 up 22.21 points Nasdaq — 3,264.63 up 48.14 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.99 cents US, up 0.47 of a cent Pound — C$1.5683, up 0.14 of a cent Euro — C$1.3451, up 0.80 of a cent Euro — US$1.3181, up 1.41 cents Oil futures: US$88.72 per barrel, up one cent (May contract) Gold futures: US$1,387.40 per ounce, up $26.30 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $25.266 per oz., up 36.8 cents $812.30 kg., up $11.83 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 960, up 1.74 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 151.37 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: May ’13 $2.90 higher $622.50; July ’13 $5.10 higher $610.30; Nov. ’13 $3.20 higher $556.80; Jan. ’14 $2.40 higher $555.20; March ’14 $2.70 higher $548.60; May ’14 $2.70 higher $546.50; July ’14 $2.70 higher $544.60; Nov. ’14 $2.70 higher $520.20; Jan ’15 $2.70 higher $520.20; March ’15 $2.70 higher $520.20; May ’15 $2.70 higher $520.20. Barley (Western): May ’13 unchanged $243.50; July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 $10.00 lower $214.00; Dec ’13 $9.00 lower $217.00; March ’14 $9.00 lower $217.00; May ’14 $9.00 lower $217.00; July ’14 $9.00 lower $217.00; Oct. ’14 $9.00 lower $217.00; Dec. ’14 $9.00 lower $217.00; March ’15 $9.00 lower $217.00; May ’15 $9.00 lower $217.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 375,580 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 375,580.

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Canada needs to diversify trade to avoid another lost decade: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Companies need to take more risks in emerging markets so Canada doesn’t experience another lost decade for exports, says CIBC’s senior economist. Despite nine free trade agreements, the volume of Canadian exports has receded back to about the same level it was a decade ago. That’s because exports to countries outside the U.S. have hardly increased over the past four years — and in recent quarters, volume has actually dropped. Benjamin Tal said part of the reason is that Canadian exporters have been squarely focused on China and the United States for growth. While global trade has surged 70 per cent and imports have increased by 45 per cent since 2002, the volume of exports has hardly changed over the same time, he said. “That’s basically a lost decade. Now for a small open economy that relies heavily on exports, that’s not a very positive trajectory,” he said after releasing the report titled “Stuck in Neutral.” Tal said the stagnant growth can’t solely be blamed on the strength of the loonie, but also other factors, including the struggling U.S. economy and height-

ened competition from emerging markets. Tal said Canadian companies need to look beyond its two largest trading partners, which promise only slow and unreliable economic growth in the near term, and focus more on emerging countries such as Brazil, India and Indonesia. “I think it’s more a problem of attitude, it’s more a problem of taking risks and I think that it’s doable because we have proven that we can do it,” he said. Export Development Canada chief economist Peter Hall said the report doesn’t reflect the efforts by Canadian companies to expand trade outside China. “To say it’s a lost decade is more true of the world than it is for Canada in isolation,” he said. “I think it’s important to put this in a context of a world that has seen incredible duress in the last four to five years.” Hall said the high Canadian dollar has had a bigger impact on exports than the report captures. Canadian exports to almost all countries but China got pummelled in the downturn. Using 2009 as a reference year would reveal growth in emerging countries such as Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Russia that are on par with China, he said. Hall doesn’t dispute the general thrust of the report, adding Can-

ada can do a better job of boosting trade with South Korea, India and the Middle East. “A very strong growth trend was resumed post-crisis,” he said. “It’s just that trade was affected in most nations in the crisis year.” Lakehead University economics professor Livio di Matteo agreed that trading diversification has stalled even though Canada has become less reliant on the U.S. Canada has traditionally been a “monogamist trade country” — first focused largely on Britain and after the Second World War, on the United States and then China. Di Matteo said Canada can accelerate its ties with emerging countries by increasing international business student exchanges. “Let them learn about the country and when they come back of course you’ll have all these automatic human capital resources that will help you grow your trade,” he said from Thunder Bay, Ont. Meanwhile, Tal said diversifying Canada’s trading partners will create employment, economic growth and the standard of living at home. “In the past, diversification out of the U.S. was a nice thing to do, today for many companies it’s a question of survival,” he added.

With economy weak and at risk, IMF tells Canada to keep supporting growth THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — With global finance ministers gathering in Washington this week, the International Monetary Fund is advising Canadian policy-makers against pulling too hard on the reins of austerity while the economy remains weak and vulnerable to shocks. The IMF said Tuesday that Canada’s economy will likely slow to about 1.5 per cent this year, down 0.3 points from its earlier expectation and also from 2012 growth, before picking up to 2.4 per cent in 2014. As well, the Washington-based financial organization reduced its expectation for overall world growth by 0.2 points to 3.3 per cent for this year, following the rough ride in 2012. In a conference call with reporters, a senior Canadian government official said measures to give a kick-start to global output would be the main topic of discussions during the IMF meetings on Friday and Saturday, which will be attended by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney. The official, who asked not to be identified, said Flaherty will also be holding his first bilateral with newly-

named Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and will almost certainly bring up the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that Canada is eager to build but has yet to receive a green light for in Washington. Another key topic of discussion, he said, was currency manipulation, but added that the problem appears to be less acute now than last January when finance ministers agreed to play by the rules. The U.S. has hinted of concerns over aggressive monetary policy loosening that has succeeded in devaluing the yen, thereby giving Japanese exports an advance in world markets, but the official said Can-

ada supports efforts to kick-start the Japanese economy, the world’s third largest. In the new outlook, the IMF said the Canadian economy is facing both external and internal risks, including a cooling housing market and record-high household debt. “The main challenge for Canada’s policy-makers is to support growth in the short term while reducing the vulnerabilities that may arise from external shocks and domestic imbalances,” the body advises. “Although fiscal consolidation is needed to rebuild fiscal space against future shocks, there is room to allow automatic stabilizers to

operate fully if growth were to weaken further.” The statement appears to walk the line between backing Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s latest stand-pat budget which did not add significantly to already announced austerity measures, while also stressing that if conditions deteriorate, Ottawa should loosen economic stabilizers such as unemployment insurance and other support systems to promote growth. The report did not mention Flaherty’s selfimposed deadline of balancing the budget by 2015, when Canada will have its next federal general election.

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Generals roll past Kenora JIMMY HOWARD

HOWARD GETS EXTENSION The Detroit Red Wings have signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a six-year contract extension. Howard has a 17-12-6 record with the Red Wings this season, posting a 2.31 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. In 228 career regularseason games with Detroit Howard has a 127-66-25 record with a 2.39 GAA, .917 save percentage and 14 shutouts. The 29-yearold native of Syracuse, N.Y., was Detroit’s first pick (second round, 64th overall) of the 2003 NHL draft. “We’re extremely pleased to have Jimmy under contract for the next six seasons,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said in a statement. “He’s entering the prime of his career and over the last four years has gained a tremendous amount of regular season and post-season experience. He’s developed into a toptier NHL goaltender and is a very important part of our team moving forward. Jimmy is one of our leaders and we look forward to watching him elevate his game to the next level.”

Today

● 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.

Thursday

● 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.

Friday

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

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BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Generals 5 Thistles 2 The Bentley Generals aren’t afraid of confrontation, but it’s always advantageous to avoid an extra war. The Generals advanced directly to Friday’s semifinals of the Allan Cup tournament with a 5-2 win over the Kenora Thistles before an overflow audience Tuesday at the Red Deer Arena, avoiding the Thursday quarter-finals in the process. This isn’t the first Allan Cup tournament for veteran Bentley captain Sean Robertson, who knows all too well the advantage in having an extra day off. “If we don’t get want we want tonight then we have three (games) in three (days),” said Robertson. “If you win Thursday and win Friday, on Saturday (for the final) it’s three in three and it’s an early start (time) and it can wear on you. So it’s beneficial to get a couple of days off.” Tuesday’s outing didn’t start well for the Generals — coming off a tight 2-0 win over the Rosetown Redwings 24 hours earlier — as the Ontario champion Thistles opened the scoring just 2:04 in when Ross Johnson converted a centering pass from Ryan Pearson. But the host squad responded three minutes later as Keenan Desmet went hard to the net and buried a rebound past Kenora goaltender Tyler Gordon. From there, Bentley took a permanent lead on a goal by Dustin Sproat at 11:23. Sproat beat Gordon high from close range and the Generals never looked back. “We’ve played two pretty good teams,” said Robertson, who was impressed with the tenacity of the Kenora squad. “Last

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Bentley General Chris Neiszner eyes up the play as Kenora Thistle Jaye Bergman brings the puck up ice during round-robin play Tuesday night at the Arena in Red Deer. night’s game was a defensive battle and you have to win ugly sometimes, which we did. And then tonight . . . I don’t know anybody who’s going to play an organized game against them (Thistles). “They just come hard and they can throw you off your game. You just kind of do whatever you can to have success. We had a game plan and stuck with it, but they came so hard at us that it threw us on our heels for awhile. We took a deep breath and got back to what makes us successful in the past. We stuck with it, so give our guys cred-

it.” Scott Doucet increased the Generals’ lead to two goals at 5:29 of the second period when he took a cross-ice feed from Brett Robertson, who had three assists on the evening, and caught the top corner from in tight. But the Thistles, who meet the Redwings in their second and final pool game tonight at 8 p.m., replied three minutes later on a goal by Matt Johnson.

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Caribous open with big win over Flyers BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Caribous 9 Flyers 3 Although they were being outplayed the Fort St. John Flyers were right in the game against the Clarenville Caribous . . . at least for the first 45 minutes. Then came one poor decision that changed the game completely in the Caribous favour. Flyers forward Bryan Lewis was assessed a slashing major and a game misconduct at 4:54 of the third period. Three minutes and 31 seconds later the Caribous had five power play goals to take an 8-2 lead and were well on their way to a 9-3 victory in Allan Cup action at the Arena Tuesday. “We talked before the game that the one report we had on them was they had a good power play,” said Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy. “Up to that point we were good, but that was deflating for sure, although there was more to it than that.” Leading 3-2, Dale Sullivan started the onslaught 39 seconds into the major and before the Flyers knew what hit them Chris Hulit, Ryan Delaney, Matt Quinn and Hulit connected with the man advantage.

“That was big, but I thought the first two periods we were still the dominant team, we just didn’t score enough,” said Caribous head coach Ivan Hapgood. “The first period we knew they had played yesterday and by using four lines we felt we’d wear them down and the power play certainly helped.” Overall the Caribous, held an edge in speed, quickness and offensive depth and once they started taking advantage of their chances they pulled away. “We moved the puck (earlier on the power play), but weren’t taking a lot of shots and we told the boys that’s a good penalty kill for the other team,” said Hapgood. “We had to start shooting and when we started we had success. And it wasn’t a case of their goalie giving up bad goals but we were scoring, tick-tack-toe.” Flyers starting goaltender Clayton Pool kept the first period tied 1-1 with several spectacular saves. He carried that into the second period, and despite giving up a goal to Andrew Sweetland at 4:10, he was still standing on his head. And in the end it was an outstanding “spread eagle” save that was his downfall. He left the game less than

three minutes later and was replaced by Troy Hunt. “Pool played very well in that first period as we started slow but he gave up only one goal on 15 shots,” said Leahy. “But unfortunately he was injured. He was hit on the knee in warm up and when he spread eagled and tried to jump up right away I think we tweaked a tendon on the inside of his knee. We’ll have to see how he is and go from there.” After the Flyers tied the game on Gerard Dicaire’s goal at 9:46 of the middle stanza, Delaney made it 3-2 at 10:33. “Their third goal was a lucky bounce so really it should have been 2-2,” said Leahy. “But then overall we didn’t compete as well as we have in the past and we talked about that afterward . . . talked about what we can do better. Now we can put this one to bed . . . it’s over and done with and put it behind us.” Hapgood also realizes it’s just one game. “We don’t like to run the score up on anyone, but they won yesterday and we still have a game against Stony Plain (today at 4 p.m.) and with a loss it could come down to goals for and against. So this score is big for us. But it’s one game . . .

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Clarenville Caribou Andrew Sweetland, left, and Ft St. John Flyer Tyler Brough clash during first period Allan Cup action at the Arena on Tuesday. we have to put it behind us.” Despite the fact he faced just 19 shots, Caribous netminder Jason Churchill was solid, in fact his save off Ryan Carter on a breakaway with the Flyers up 1-0 in the first period, was huge at the time. “Anything Jason Churchill does doesn’t surprise me,” said Hapgood,. “He’s been doing

it for a long time and you come to expect it.” Carter scored the Flyers first goal with Sullivan tying the score at 17:13 . . . The Caribous had 34 shots on Pool and Hunt . . . The loss put the Flyers into Thursday’s semifinal . . . The Caribous would have to lose by six goals against Stony Plain not to finish first and earn a bye into Friday’s semifinals.

Rebels take steps in right direction, but more work to do It’s Brent Sutter’s competitive nature necessity — as Sutter continues to reshape that prevents him from labelling the Red his squad and instill the qualities and charDeer Rebels’ just-completed WHL season acteristics he sees as absolutely necessary as a unconditional success. in order to become a perennial contender. The Rebels shifted gears when Sutter re- The first changes will occur during the banplaced Jesse Wallin as GM/head tam draft and potential off-seacoach in November, finished son trades. fourth in the Eastern Conference “I said when I took over as and reached the second round of general manager (last summer) the playoffs before falling to the that there are three areas this Calgary Hitmen in five games. team is lacking in — talent, a Considering the moves in combination of size and toughmanagement and player personness, and speed,” said Sutter, nel during the season and the who returned to his franchise club’s dart up the conference last year after serving as head standings, the 2012-13 campaign coach of the New Jersey Devils was far from a failure. An unand Calgary Flames for a fivequalified success it was not, beyear stretch. cause the Rebels did not reach “The game has changed a lot GREG the ultimate goal of every WHL in the last six years. You have to MEACHEM team. adjust and adapt to that, and not However . . . just in how your team plays but “The realistic view of it is we the personnel inside of it. That’s certainly took some strides. We stuff that I’ve been addressing saw a lot of improvement in playwith Randy (director of scouting ers,” Sutter said this week. “I think there’s and play development Peterson) and Shaun been some stabilization in that regard even (senior scout Sutter) on the scouting side of though there’s still a lot of work to be done it — that when we’re looking at players you with what our identity and our culture is have to look at all of these elements. Those going to be moving forward here. areas certainly need to be better. That’s “As an owner I have expectations and I’ll part of your culture and identity as a team. demand a level of play that’s acceptable, It can’t be a mixed bag. not just to me but to our great fans and the “I’m very firm in my belief that there has people who support our team. We’ve cer- to be change and it just doesn’t happen in a tainly taken steps in the right direction, but three- to four-month period.” there is still a lot of work to be done and Sutter feels fortunate in the fact he was areas we have to continue to address.” able to detect some serious problems early Patience will be a virtue — in fact, a last season, as the Rebels went zero-for-six

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in exhibition play and started the regular season oh-and-three. “We lost our first nine games. There was no traction gained from the previous season which was a tough year with all the injuries and the team not playing well,” he said. “As the owner and GM I had to make some changes and unfortunately it affected Jesse. Jesse is a good person and a good coach, but for whatever reason it wasn’t working anymore and you have to address that quickly or it just continues to go deeper and deeper and takes a lot longer to get out of.” Sutter, who had earlier swung trades that landed the likes of Brandon Underwood, Matt Bellerive and Brady Gaudet, replaced Wallin with himself and brought in former WHL and AHL head coach Jeff Truitt as an associate mentor. And now he’s looking ahead to the 201314 season. The Rebels’ roster could remain mostly intact with the loss of three overage players and perhaps two more, and yet could also feature as many as six or seven new faces. Clearly, the club will build around forwards Conner Bleackley and Adam Musil and defenceman Haydn Fleury, and Sutter is confident that the Rebels’ list of players turning 16 and 17 this year consists of at least a few players capable of being in the league next winter. “Of the players in that age class, not one of them had a poor season in midget AAA,” he said.

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

Winnipeg Buffalo Philadelphia New Jersey 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. Western Hockey League Leaders SCORING G A Lipon, Kam 5 16 Rattie, Por 11 8 Ranford, Kam 5 14 Leipsic, Por 5 10 Petan, Por 5 10 Baillie, Kel 8 6 Kessy, Kam 11 2 Legault, Edm 5 8 Bjorkstrand, Por 5 8 Pouliot, Por 4 9 Rask, Cal 4 9 GOALTENDING Brossoit, Edm Driedger, Cal Carruth, Por Bartosak, RD Lanigan, MH

W 8 8 8 5 4

L 1 2 2 4 4

GAA 0.97 1.73 1.74 1.97 2.32

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 43 24 17 2 50 Boston 41 26 11 4 56 Toronto 43 24 14 5 53 Ottawa 42 22 14 6 50 N.Y. Islanders 43 22 16 5 49 N.Y. Rangers 42 21 17 4 46

Pt 21 19 19 15 15 14 13 13 13 13 13 SO 3 1 2 1 1

GF 141 131 134 116 131 104 124 102

GA 102 107 119 91 118 91 124 100

43 43 43 42 43 42 42

22 18 19 15 17 17 13

19 19 21 17 22 23 23

2 6 3 10 4 2 6

46 42 41 40 38 36 32

113 111 119 96 136 109 101

126 128 131 115 135 134 147

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 43 24 12 7 55 118 104 Los Angeles 42 24 14 4 52 120 104 San Jose 42 22 13 7 51 106 102 Minnesota 43 24 16 3 51 114 109 St. Louis 42 24 16 2 50 112 105 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 42 16 19 7 39 106 120 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 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 Winnipeg 4, Tampa Bay 3, SO St. Louis 2, Vancouver 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 5, Florida 2 Washington 5, Toronto 1 Ottawa 3, Carolina 2 Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Minnesota 5, Edmonton 3 Los Angeles at San Jose, Late 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. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 5 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Washington at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Carolina at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Phoenix at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.

2. Edmonton, Yakupov 11, 15:17 Penalty — Eberle Edm (boarding) 1:31. Second Period 3. Minnesota, Coyle 7 (Stoner) 2:56 4. Minnesota, Granlund 2 (Mitchell, Stoner) 6:23 Penalty — Gagner Edm (hooking) 19:09. Third Period 5. Minnesota, Parise 16 (Pominville, Suter) 0:20 (pp) 6. Minnesota, Brodziak 8 (Pominville, Bouchard) 5:34 7. Edmonton, Horcoff 7 (Hall, Nugent-Hopkins) 10:00 (pp) 8. Edmonton, Paajarvi 9 (Yakupov, Petry) 12:47 Penalty — Stoner Min (delay of game) 8:20. Shots on goal Minnesota 11 12 7 — 30 Edmonton 7 6 6 — 19 Goal — Minnesota: Backstrom (W,22-12-3); Edmonton: Dubnyk (L,12-14-6). Power plays (goals-chances) — Minnesota: 1-2; Edmonton: 1-1. Attendance — 16,839 (16,839). NHL Scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial National Hockey League scoring leaders following Monday’s games: SCORING G A Pt Crosby, Pgh 15 41 56 Stamkos, TB 26 26 52 St. Louis, TB 11 41 52 Kunitz, Pgh 21 26 47 P.Kane, Chi 20 27 47 Ovechkin, Wash 27 19 46 Toews, Chi 21 23 44 E.Staal, Car 16 28 44 Getzlaf, Ana 14 30 44 Backstrom, Wash 6 38 44 Kessel, Tor 16 27 43 Tavares, NYI 24 18 42 Voracek, Pha 18 24 42 Giroux, Pha 13 29 42 Kadri, Tor 17 24 41 Datsyuk, Det 13 28 41 Hall, Edm 13 28 41 Ribeiro, Wash 12 29 41 H.Sedin, Vcr 11 30 41 Parenteau, Col 16 24 40 Duchene, Col 16 23 39 Moulson, NYI 13 26 39 Ladd, Wpg 16 22 38 Semin, Car 10 28 38 Zetterberg, Det 9 29 38 D.Sedin, Vcr 11 26 37 Kopitar, LA 10 27 37 J.Thornton, SJ 7 30 37 Subban, Mtl 11 25 36 Allan Cup standings Division One Team GP Clarenville Caribous 1 Fort St John Flyers 2 Stony Plain Eagles 1

W 1 1 0

L PTS GF 0 2 9 1 2 6 1 0 2

GA 3 11 3

W 2 0 0

L PTS GF 0 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 2

GA 2 2 5

Division Two Tuesday’s summary Team GP Bentley Generals 2 Rosetown RedWings 1 Kenora Thistles 1

Wild 5, Oilers 3 First Period 1. Minnesota, Brodziak 7, 1:01

Baseball Boston New York Baltimore Toronto Tampa Bay

American League East Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 7 5 .583 7 6 .538 6 8 .429 4 9 .308

GB — 1 1/2 2 3 1/2 5

Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Chicago Cleveland

Central Division W L Pct 7 5 .583 7 6 .538 6 7 .462 6 8 .429 5 7 .417

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 2

Oakland Texas Seattle Houston Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 10 4 .714 9 5 .643 6 8 .429 4 9 .308 4 10 .286

GB — 1 4 5 1/2 6

Monday’s Games Boston 3, Tampa Bay 2 Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 11, Houston 2 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Arizona 2 Boston 7, Cleveland 2 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 4, Toronto 3 Atlanta 6, Kansas City 3 Texas 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Minnesota 8, L.A. Angels 6 Houston at Oakland, Late Detroit at Seattle, Late Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (W.Davis 1-0) at Atlanta (Minor 2-0), 10:10 a.m. Houston (B.Norris 2-1) at Oakland (Colon 1-0), 1:35 p.m. Arizona (Miley 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-1), 5:05 p.m. Boston (Aceves 0-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 3-0), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 2-0) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 0-0) at Toronto (Happ 2-0), 5:07 p.m. Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 0-0), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Hanson 1-1) at Minnesota (Worley 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 1-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Texas at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 1:40 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. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—Fielder, Detroit, .429; TorHunter, Detroit, .407; AJones, Baltimore, .400; Berkman, Texas, .389; AJackson, Detroit, .386; Mauer, Minnesota, .386; Lowrie, Oakland, .385. RBI—CDavis, Baltimore, 19; Fielder, Detroit, 19; Napoli, Boston, 14; MiCabrera, Detroit, 13; Moss,

Oakland, 13; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 13; Lowrie, Oakland, 12. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 6; Morse, Seattle, 6; Arencibia, Toronto, 5; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 5; 9 tied at 4. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 6; Reyes, Toronto, 5; Andrus, Texas, 4; Crisp, Oakland, 4; Jennings, Tampa Bay, 4; 8 tied at 3. PITCHING—Milone, Oakland, 3-0; Buchholz, Boston, 3-0; Masterson, Cleveland, 3-0; 20 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 28; Dempster, Boston, 25; Peavy, Chicago, 24; Buchholz, Boston, 23; AniSanchez, Detroit, 21; Masterson, Cleveland, 20; Shields, Kansas City, 20. SAVES—JiJohnson, Baltimore, 6; Nathan, Texas, 5; Reed, Chicago, 5; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 5; Janssen, Toronto, 4; Rivera, New York, 3; Hanrahan, Boston, 3; Perkins, Minnesota, 3.

Atlanta New York Washington Philadelphia Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 12 1 .923 7 5 .583 8 6 .571 6 7 .462 3 11 .214

GB — 4 1/2 4 1/2 6 9 1/2

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 4 9 .308

GB — 2 2 3 1/2 4

Colorado San Francisco Arizona Los Angeles San Diego

West Division W L Pct 9 4 .692 9 5 .643 8 5 .615 7 6 .538 3 10 .231

GB — 1/2 1 2 6

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 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 Tuesday’s Games Colorado 8, N.Y. Mets 4, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 4, Arizona 2 St. Louis at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain Atlanta 6, Kansas City 3 Miami 8, Washington 2 Cincinnati 0, Philadelphia 0, tie, 10 innings, susp., weather Texas 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Milwaukee 10, San Francisco 8 N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 2nd game, Late San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, Late Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (W.Davis 1-0) at Atlanta (Minor 2-0), 10:10 a.m. Arizona (Miley 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-1), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 2-0) at Pittsburgh (A.Burnett 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Lannan 0-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-0), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Detwiler 0-0) at Miami (Nolasco 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 0-0), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 1-1) at Milwaukee

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BRIEFS Three Grizzlys going college in U.S. Three former members of the Olds Grizzlys have received scholarships to the States. Forward Brandon Clowes will attend the University of Alabama Huntsville while forward Bart Moran and defenceman Chris Stachiw are heading to Castleton State College, a Division III school in Vermont. Clowes played three seasons with the Grizzlys scoring 69 goals and adding 71 assists. Moran also played three years and finished with 34 goals and 64 helpers while Stachiw had 20 goals and 43 assists in four season with the Alberta Junior Hockey League squad.

Central Alberta well represented on Alberta Challenge teams Central Albertans will be well represented in the 2013 ATB Alberta Challenge, set for May 2-5 in Medicine Hat. The Alberta Challenge brings together the top U16 female hockey players in the province. This year there will be three teams from the north and three from the south. Teams were drafted following regional selection camps. Defenceman Abagael Thiessen and forwards Skylar Colonna and Breanna Martin of Red

(Lohse 0-1), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-2) at Colorado (Garland 1-0), 6:40 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-1), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games San Francisco at Milwaukee, 11:10 a.m. Texas at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Arizona at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—CJohnson, Atlanta, .415; Segura, Milwaukee, .415; CCrawford, Los Angeles, .396; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .396; SMarte, Pittsburgh, .370; Schierholtz, Chicago, .361; DanMurphy, New York, .356. RBI—Buck, New York, 19; Phillips, Cincinnati, 16; Sandoval, San Francisco, 14; JUpton, Atlanta, 12; Utley, Philadelphia, 12; DWright, New York, 12; 9 tied at 11. HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 8; Buck, New York, 6; Fowler, Colorado, 6; Harper, Washington, 5; Gattis, Atlanta, 4; CGonzalez, Colorado, 4; Pence, San Francisco, 4; Phillips, Cincinnati, 4; Rosario, Colorado, 4. STOLEN BASES—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 5; Revere, Philadelphia, 5; 10 tied at 3. PITCHING—O’Flaherty, Atlanta, 3-0; Harvey, New York, 3-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 3-0; Maholm, Atlanta, 3-0; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 3-0; 19 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—ABurnett, Pittsburgh, 27; Samardzija, Chicago, 27; Harvey, New York, 25; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 25; Wainwright, St. Louis, 24; Estrada, Milwaukee, 21; Ryu, Los Angeles, 20; Maholm, Atlanta, 20; EJackson, Chicago, 20. SAVES—Romo, San Francisco, 7; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 6; Grilli, Pittsburgh, 5; RBetancourt, Colorado, 5; RSoriano, Washington, 5; League, Los Angeles, 4; Chapman, Cincinnati, 3; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 3. Tuesday’s Major League Linescores Chicago 010 000 102 — 4 5 0 Toronto 010 001 001 — 3 9 0 Axelrod, H.Santiago (7), Lindstrom (8), A.Reed (9) and Gimenez; Jo.Johnson, Delabar (8), Oliver (9) and Arencibia. W—Lindstrom 1-0. L—Delabar 1-1. Sv—A.Reed (5). HRs—Chicago, Konerko (3). Toronto, Rasmus (4), Arencibia (5). Boston 070 000 000 — 7 6 0 Cleveland 010 010 000 — 2 6 0 Doubront, Mortensen (6), A.Wilson (8) and D.Ross; U.Jimenez, Allen (2), Hagadone (5), R.Hill (7), Shaw (8) and C.Santana. W—Doubront 1-0. L—U.Jimenez 0-2. Tampa Bay 100 000 030 — 4 6 1 Baltimore 111 002 00x — 5 6 0 Ro.Hernandez, J.Wright (6), C.Ramos (8), B.Gomes (8) and Lobaton, J.Molina; Arrieta, Patton (6), Strop (7), Matusz (8), O’Day (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W—Arrieta 1-0. L—Ro.Hernandez 0-3. Sv— Ji.Johnson (6). HRs—Tampa Bay, Jennings (1), K.Johnson (2), Longoria (2). Baltimore, Wieters (2). Los Angeles003 100 002 — 6 10 0 Minnesota 031 120 10x — 8 15 1 Vargas, Williams (4), D.De La Rosa (7) and Iannetta; Pelfrey, Swarzak (6), Perkins (9) and Mauer. W—Pelfrey 2-1. L—Vargas 0-2. Sv—Perkins (3).

Deer and forward Kirsten Baumgardt of Innisfail are on the South Coyotes squad with Mary Wilson of Olds as manager. Forward Maddison Toppe is on the South Flyers with defencemen Mairead Bast and Cassidy Hollman of Red Deer and forward Myah Cota of Red Deer on the South Lightning. Rearguard Erika Marshall of Red Deer County and forward Shealee Dolan of Rimbey are on the North Red Wings with forwards Andrea Anderson of Rimbey and Mikaela Reay of Bashaw on the North Royals. Stacey Kochnowich of Red Deer is the manager of the North Predators.

Handball zone championship takes place Saturday The Central Alberta zone high school handball championship tournament is set for Saturday at Lindsay Thurber. The first game of the threeschool — Lindsay Thurber, Notre Dame and Hunting Hills — event goes at 9 a.m., with the girls final at 5:30 p.m. and the boys final at 6:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the provincial championship the following weekend at Edmonton. The Notre Dame boys were 0-4 in a tournament last 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 1/2 x-Brooklyn 48 33 .593 17 x-Chicago 44 37 .543 21 x-Atlanta 44 37 .543 21 x-Boston 41 39 .513 23 1/2 x-Milwaukee 37 44 .457 28 Philadelphia 33 48 .407 32 Toronto 33 48 .407 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 .716 x-Denver 56 25 .691 y-L.A. Clippers 54 26 .675 x-Memphis 55 26 .679 x-Golden State 46 35 .568 x-Houston 45 36 .556 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 .309 x-clinched playoff spot

GB — 2 4 5 1/2 5 14 15 16 17 20 26 1/2 30 32 33 35

y-clinched division z-clinched conference 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 Phoenix 119, Houston 112 Golden State 116, San Antonio 106 Tuesday’s Games Toronto 113, Atlanta 96 Indiana at Boston, Cancelled Portland at L.A. Clippers, Late 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 Women’s Curling Championships FREDERICTON — Round-robin standings for Canada and results Tuesday 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 4 0 Austria 2 1 U.S. 2 1 Japan 2 2 Ireland 1 2 New Zealand 1 2 Russia 0 4 Tuesday’s results Sixth Draw Canada 19 New Zealand 1 Japan 5 U.S. 4 Scotland 11 Finland 4 Switzerland 9 Italy 2 Ireland 8 Russia 4 Seventh Draw Sweden 6 Australia 4 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 Wednesday’s games Eighth Draw, 5:30 a.m. Switzerland vs. Scotland; Ireland vs. New Zealand; Japan vs. Russia; Sweden vs. Czech Republic; Austria vs. U.S. Ninth Draw, 9 a.m. Australia vs. Finland. Thursday’s games Draw 10, 12:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Switzerland; New Zealand vs. U.S.; Austria vs. Canada; Ireland vs. Japan; Italy vs. Australia. Draw 11, 4 p.m. Sweden vs. Finland. Friday’s games Draw 12, 5:30 a.m. Russia vs. New Zealand. Draw 13, 9 a.m. Austria vs. Ireland; Switzerland vs. Australia; Scotland vs. Italy; U.S. vs. Canada; Finland vs. Czech Republic. End of round robin World Senior Men’s Curling Championships FREDERICTON — Round-robin standings for Canada and results Tuesday 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 6 0 Canada 5 0 Australia 4 2 Denmark 4 2 England 3 3 Finland 3 3

U.S. Netherlands Russia Germany

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Tuesday’s results Draw 10 New Zealand 6 Norway 5 Latvia 4 Japan 3 France 8 Czech Republic 7 Italy 5 Ireland 3 Switzerland 7 Scotland 5 Draw 11 Italy 4 Latvia 3 Switzerland 15 Czech Republic 1 Norway 5 Ireland 4 Scotland 8 France 3 Draw 12 Canada 6 Russia 4 England 8 Germany 6 U.S. 6 Denmark 5 Sweden 7 Australia 2 Finland 12 Netherlands 1 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 Wednesday’s games Draw 13, 9 a.m. England vs. Sweden; Netherlands vs. Germany; Finland vs. Russia; Denmark vs. Australia. Draw 14, 12:30 p.m. Czech Republic vs. Norway; Italy vs. Scotland; New Zealand vs. Latvia; Japan vs. Switzerland; Ireland vs. France. Draw 15, 6 p.m. Netherlands vs. Russia; U.S. vs. Finland; Australia vs. England; Canada vs. Denmark; Germany vs. Sweden. Thursday’s games Draw 16, 5:30 a.m. Scotland vs. Czech Republic; France vs. New Zealand; Ireland vs. Japan; Switzerland vs. Latvia; Norway vs. Italy. Draw 17, 9 a.m. Sweden vs. Canada; Australia vs. Netherlands; Denmark vs. Finland; Russia vs. Germany; U.S. vs. England. Draw 18, 4 p.m. New Zealand vs. Switzerland; Norway vs. Japan; Czech Republic vs. Ireland; Latvia vs. Scotland. Friday’s games Draw 19, 5:30 a.m. Russia vs. U.S.; Netherlands vs. Canada; Japan vs. New Zealand. Draw 20, 12:30 p.m. Canada vs. U.S.; Scotland vs. Norway; France vs. Italy; Czech Republic vs. Latvia. End of round robin

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Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day DL. Recalled up RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Sent C Lou Marson to Columbus (IL) for rehab assignments. Recalled INF Cord Phelps from Columbus. Optioned C Omir Santos to Columbus. MINNESOTA TWINS—Reinstated OF Wilkin Ramirez from the paternity list. Optioned OF Oswaldo Arcia to Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Placed 1B Brandon Moss on the paternity list. Recalled OF Shane Peterson from Sacramento (PCL). TEXAS RANGERS—Traded LHP Jeff Beliveau to Tampa Bay for cash considerations. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed RHP Sergio Santos on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Reinstated 3B Brett Lawrie from the 15-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed 2B Aaron Hill on the 15-day DL. Activated INF Didi Gregorius from the 15-day DL. ATLANTA BRAVES—Sent SS Paul Janish to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned RHP Rafael Dolis to Iowa (PCL). Reinstated INF Darwin Barney from the 15-day DL. Added RHP Kameron Loe to the 25-man roster. Selected the contract of RHP Kevin Gregg from Iowa. Designated LHP Hisanori Takahashi and Brent Lillibridge for assignment. Claimed INF Cody Ransom off waivers from San Diego. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Sent LHP Francisco Liriano to Bradenton (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Bryan Morris to Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Vin Mazzaro from Indianapolis. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Reinstated 1B Brett Pill from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Fresno (PCL). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NEW YORK KNICKS—Signed G/F Quentin Richardson for the remainder of the season. SAN ANTONIO SPURS—Signed F Tracy

FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Signed QB Caleb Hanie to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS—signed G-T Eben Britton to a one-year contract. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed TE Alex Smith. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed WR Sederrik Cunningham. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Re-signed TE Michael Hoomanawanui. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Waived DE Dexter Davis. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Recalled D Sami Vatanen and D Jordan Hendry from Norfolk (AHL). BOSTON BRUINS—Assigned RW Jordan Caron to Providence (AHL). DALLAS STARS—Assigned G Cristopher Nilstorp to Texas (AHL). Recalled F Reilly Smith from Texas. DETROIT RED WINGS—Agreed to terms with G Jimmy Howard on a six-year contract. Reassigned RW Teemu Pulkkinen from Jokerit (Finland) to Grand Rapids (AHL) and C Calle Jarnkrok from Grand Rapids to Brynas (Sweden). MINNESOTA WILD—Assigned G Josh Harding to Houston (AHL) for a conditioning assignment. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Reassigned F Daniel Bang, F Austin Watson and D Mattias Ekholm to Milwaukee (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Returned G Keith Kinkaid to Albany (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS—Reassigned D Marc Cantin from Las Vegas (ECHL) to Bridgeport (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with F Adam Lowry. American Hockey League BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS—Announced D Marc Cantin was reassigned to the team from Las Vegas (ECHL). TORONTO MARLIES—Signed F Joshua Leivo to an amateur tryout contract.

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Oilers drop sixth straight in loss to surging Wild THE CANADIAN PRESS Wild 5 Oilers 3 EDMONTON — The Minnesota Wild hope they have dug themselves out of their slump. Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals as the Wild continued their late season turnaround with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (24-16-3), who have gone 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing five of their previous six. “I think we’re starting to turn a corner,” Brodziak said. “It feels good to get these two points. Our team needed it. We’re still in a real tough playoff race. We went through a definite lull where we weren’t playing the way we should. But as of late, we are starting to find our game again. We still need to tighten some things up if we want to be a good playoff team, though.” Minnesota remains in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race. “We are in the process of trying to get better every night,” said Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, who only faced 19 shots for the win. “There was a stretch where we had bad starts and that cost us the game, but we came out very quickly in this game. It is always nice to get the early lead you aren’t chasing them and can play your own game. “There are a lot of good things happening as of late and we just have to keep doing it night after night. You can’t take any nights off right now.” Nail Yakupov, Magnus Paajarvi and Shawn Horcoff responded for the Oilers (16-19-7), whose slim playoff hopes took another hit. Edmonton has lost six in a row on the heels of a five-game winning streak. Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger said he doesn’t believe that his team has completely pulled the parachute on the season yet, despite their lack of positive recent results. “When you are losing in a season like this, it is a bad spiral,” said Krueger. “We were striving so hard to be a part of the playoff picture this year and the disappointment has been large. It’s taking us too long to recover. Our last three home games here have been extremely disappointing. But you have to refocus. We have six games remaining and we need to grab something positive from what is left here and be a team that shows character in this challenge. We will work hard to make these games valuable.” Once again, the Oilers found them-

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CUP: Come hard Curtis Austring restored Bentley’s two-goal cushion later in the frame and then potted his second of the game — tipping home a point shot by Jason Lundmark during a Generals power play — to round out the scoring midway through the third period. The Generals fired 42 shots at Gordon, while Dan Bakala faced 20 in the Bentley net. “To be honest, I don’t know if it was our best game,” said Generals head coach Brandin Cote. “We didn’t really know a whole lot about these guys, but one thing we did know was that they were going to come hard. “We knew they were going to come 100 per cent all the time and they did that. Those are sometimes the toughest teams to play because you don’t know what they’re going to do and they pressure you. It took us while to adjust to that. “We’re not used to that much pressure and chaos out there, but we stuck to our game plan and at the end of the day a win is a win. We did some real good things, but there are some things we have to work on and get ready for Friday. But at the end of the day we did what we wanted to do — we won our first two games and we have a couple of days off to regroup. We can’t be unhappy about that.” The extra rest, Cote added, is a luxury. “As the host team we got a bit of a better schedule because we played the first two days and were going to have tomorrow off regardless,” he said. “But to play three games in three nights or even four in four like some of these teams are going to have to do to try and win the tournament . . . that’s a daunting task. So we wanted to avoid that at all costs. We’ve set ourselves up for success here, but really, now it’s a onegame shot. We have to refocus and get ready for the team we’re going to play (in a semifinal).” ● The Thistles were assessed six of 11 minor penalties . . . Desmet was selected as Bentley’s player of the game, with Jon Johnson earning similar honours for Kenora. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

REBELS: Identity Defenceman-turned-forward Vukie Mpofu will almost certainly be on the Red Deer roster next season, as will rearguard Kaleb Denham. Blueliners Holden Daly, Connor Hamonic and Jake McLaughlan are other possibilities “They are all competitors, they have size and they can skate,” Sutter said of the blueline prospects. “They have different types of skills, but they all bring something that’s a big part of what we

selves behind early as the Wild scored just over a minute into the game. Brodziak sent a knuckler of a shot on Edmonton starter Devan Dubnyk and was able to get in front to knock home his own rebound for the 1-0 Wild lead. “When you get scored on early every period its no fun. It’s a painful way to lose. I’ve been here three years and I’m tired of this,” said Oiler forward Taylor Hall. “We’ve got to start winning games just to get a better mood in here. “Everyone cares in here. But it’s fair for you guys to judge us in this situation. It certainly sucks to lose and everybody is certainly sick of it. Edmonton tied the game with 15 minutes gone in the opening period as Hall’s shot got caught up in the equipment of Wild defender Brett Clark before falling in front of the net where Yakupov was able to swoop in and score the 11th goal of his rookie campaign on Backstrom. The Wild regained their one-goal edge three minutes into the second period as a point shot from Stoner clipped Coyle in front and caromed past a screened Dubnyk to make it 2-1. Minnesota went up 3-1 three-anda-half minutes later as a rebound off of the boards was tipped out front to Granlund who slammed it into a wideopen net with Dubnyk going the other way. It took just 20 seconds in the third for the Wild to go up 4-1 on a powerplay goal. Parise slid a puck through the crease and went behind the net untouched and still had time to backhand home his initial shot for his 16th of the season. The Wild went up 5-1 five minutes into the third as Jason Pominville sent Brodziak in on a breakaway. Brodziak actually hit the post on his shot, but Dubnyk put it into his own net with his backward momentum. Edmonton got a goal back at the 10-minute mark as Hall was able to sneak a pass through the crease to Horcoff, who was stationed in front and tapped home his seventh. The Oilers made it a bit more interesting less than three minutes later as Yakupov dipsy-doodled through traffic before ringing a shot off the post. Paajarvi swooped in to hammer home the rebound past Backstrom to make it 5-3. Edmonton pulled Dubnyk with 2:27 remaining and had several very good opportunities but could not come any closer. The Wild conclude a three-game road trip in San Jose on Thursday. The Oilers are off until Friday when they travel to Colorado to take on the Avalanche. want to have in regards to the identity of our team.” There will also be moves up front, with the likes Lynnden Pastachack, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Cole Chorney and Matt Lapointe expected to push for employment next fall. Some may even replace veterans eligible to return. Red Deer’s goaltending will be set if Patrik Bartosak returns as an overage/import. The Eastern Conference netminder of the year will likely be selected in June’s NHL entry draft and could be back with the Rebels. “Whether Patty comes back will depend on an NHL team. It will be out of our hands,” said Sutter. Taz Burman is the Rebels’ front-running goaltending prospect — the club’s netminder of the future — and Grant Naherniak is also in the mix. It’s safe to assume that Bolton Pouliot won’t be back as a 19-year-old, but there’s a good chance he could play elsewhere in the league. “Overall, if you look at the year as a whole, we some huge strides in where we want to go, although, again, there’s still lots of work to be done here,” said the Rebels boss. “Until we’re at the dance and pushing to be an elite team year after year, we should never be satisfied. “That’s my responsibility as a GM — to make sure everyone understands that, and to make sure everyone is working at the level we have to work at to make sure that happens.” Which brings us to the big question — will Sutter return as head coach next season? “That’s something I’ll likely decide upon in June,” he said, explaining that if he does step down he wants to be sure a quality person — preferably a individual with head coaching experience at both the major junior and pro levels — is available. “If I bring in someone to be head coach that person will also have to understand the importance of a culture within an organization and how you have to coach within that culture. He’ll also have to understand what our identity has to be here moving forward,” Sutter added. It says here that Sutter will be back in his dual role. If he’s intent on developing a certain identity and culture within the team, now is not the time to step aside. Sutter, to this day, regrets having to relieve Wallin of his duties, often blaming himself for not having another person in charge to aid Wallin while the Rebels owner was coaching in the NHL. “No one was at fault for the team getting to that (low) point. A lot of different variables, a lot of different things, were in play,” said Sutter. “The fact is part of it happened because there wasn’t two people here. “But we’re moving forward now and that includes getting everybody on the same page and holding everyone accountable, including our top players.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

White Sox score late to top Jays THE CANADIAN PRESS White Sox 4 Blue Jays 3 TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays starters seemed to have found their way. Now it is a matter of getting the bats going. Josh Johnson held the Chicago White Sox to four hits and two runs in seven innings on Tuesday but it was not good enough. Chicago scored twice in the ninth inning to snap a 2-2 tie and then held off the Blue Jays for a 4-3 victory before a crowd of 16,131 at Rogers Centre. Johnson came off the shortest start of his career, 1 1/3 innings in an 11-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers on April 11, at Comerica Park to become the first Blue Jays starter to go a full seven innings this season. “I was more aggressive overall,” Johnson said. “My fastball, curveball, slider everything was going not just to the catcher but through the catcher and through the zone. That was the main focus for the start and it worked out.” Toronto manager John Gibbons was also pleased with Johnson’s performance. “I thought he was terrific,” said Gibbons. “I thought maybe early he was overthrowing a little bit but he settled in and did a great job. He kept us in the game. We’re still waiting for the offence to break out.” Dayan Viciedo hit a run-scoring double in the ninth inning and Hector Gimenez followed with a sacrifice fly to put the White Sox into a 4-2 lead. The Blue Jays came back with one run in the bottom of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., who made his first start of the season after opening the season on the disabled list with a

strained left oblique. Paul Konerko homered for the White Sox (6-8). Colby Rasmus and J.P. Arencibia hit home runs for the Blue Jays (6-8). Toronto reliever Steve Delabar (1-1) walked Adam Dunn to open the ninth, with Dewayne Wise coming in as a pinch runner. Konerko then walked. Delabar struck out Conor Gillaspie, but Viciedo lined a double to centre that just eluded Emilio Bonifacio to score a run and put Chicago into a 3-2 lead. Bonifacio had moved to centre field from right field after Rajai Davis pinch-hit for Rasmus in the seventh when the White Sox sent out left-hander Hector Santiago. Gimenez hit a sacrifice fly against left-hander Darren Oliver to put Chicago up by two runs. Matt Lindstrom (1-0) pitched a third of an inning to pick up the win. Addison Reed earned his fifth save of the season despite allowing the run in the ninth. Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind singled to put runners at the corners in the bottom of the ninth and Lawrie hit a sacrifice fly. “It’s a gritty win, that’s one of those that could’ve gone either way,” Konerko said. “Obviously we’re not clicking on all cylinders right now. We’re not even close really.” White Sox starter Dylan Axelrod allowed seven hits and two runs, both on homers, in six innings. Lawrie was injured in March playing for Canada in an exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds in the lead up to the World Baseball Classic. He completed his rehabilitation assignment with single-A Dunedin on Monday. He was 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and made a couple of good defensive plays at third base.

Armitage grabs another win BY AL CAMERON Rob Armitage and Team Canada are continuing to sail along at the 2013 World Seniors Curling Championships in Fredericton, N.B. Armitage and his team from Red Deer, Alta. — third Keith Glover, second Randy Ponich, lead Wilf Edgar, alternate Lyle Treiber and coach Bill Tschirhart — pushed their win streak to five games on Tuesday night at the Grant-Harvey Centre, turning back Russia’s Sergey Korolenko 6-4. The win pushed Canada’s record to 5-0, behind only Karl Nordlund of Sweden (6-0) in their 10-team roundrobin pool. The top two teams from each of the pools will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, which will also be the closing day of the 2013 World Mixed Doubles Championship being staged concurrently at the Grant-Harvey Centre. Canada actually fell behind early, giving up a steal of one to the winless Russians in the first end when Armitage jammed on a takeout attempt. But the Canadians took control by scoring two in the third end and stealing two more in the fourth when Korolenko flashed on a pair of open takeouts. “It was a pretty wide-open, simple

game,” said Ponich. “Sometimes you wonder if you should junk it up a little more and try to test their draw weight and comearound skills. But whatever it takes to get the ‘W’ on the board.” The Canadians have four more round-robin games to get through before Saturday’s playoffs, but Ponich said the team has been able to keep its focus off the closing weekend. “We went through this last year (when the team won the 2012 Canadian senior men’s championship in Abbotsford, B.C.) and learned a little bit of a lesson there,” said Ponich. “You have to just play it one game at a time and don’t look too far forward because it doesn’t do you any good. You have to stay focused on the game you’re in. We know we have some tough ones coming up yet. It looks like there’s a good chance we’ll be playing Sweden for first place in our pool (Thursday at noon, all times Atlantic), so we have to stay focused all the way through.” The Canadian men take on Denmark’s Bent Juul Kristoffersen (4-2) at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Al Cameron is the Director of Communication & Media Relations for the Canadian Curling Association

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PHOTO RADAR LOCATIONS Red Deer city RCMP are alerting drivers to their photo radar sites. From now until Tuesday, April 30, photo radar will be placed in the following school zone areas: 60th Street, 55th Avenue, 43rd Avenue and Douglas Avenue. Playground zones being targeted are: Glendale Boulevard, Oak Street, Boyce Street, Davison Drive, Ellenwood Drive and Dempsey Street. Traffic corridors being monitored are: 40th Avenue, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 32nd Street, 67th Street, and 49th Street. RCMP reserves the option of site/ location changes without notice.

TRAILRIDER TRAINING Learn to help the physically challenged explore provincial parks in wilderness access wheelchairs on Saturday. Training for two TrailRiders, singlewheel wheelchairs guided by a pair of able-bodied Sherpas, runs from 1 to 3 p.m. in the day use area of Crimson Lake Provincial Park northwest of Rocky Mountain House. The unique chairs were purchased after a fundraising drive by the Push To Open Nature Society, a partnership of Central Alberta nonprofits dedicated to enriching lives through nature connections. The TrailRiders will be available for use in provincial parks in time for this year’s camping season. Contact Michelle Sharkey at 403-845-4080 ext. 115 or online at www. pushtoopen.ca.

PAY IT FORWARD OFFERED AGAIN Enjoy reduced first aid and CPR course costs and a chance to win an iPad through St. John Ambulance. Pay It Forward is the non-profit agency’s second annual effort to increase the number of people with first aid and CPR training. Those with valid St. John Ambulance certificates register at the Red Deer St. John Centre to receive discount training vouchers they can distribute to friends and family. There’s no limit to how many times the voucher can be paid forward during the promotion period, which ends on June 30. Each time someone registers using your voucher, your name is entered into the iPad draw, which takes places on July 3. For more information, call St. John Ambulance at 1-800-665-7114, email reddeer@stjohn.ab.ca or stop by the Red Deer St. John Centre located at 6519 67th St.

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Bike lane changes prove divisive CYCLING COMMUNITY FEELS LET DOWN OVER REMOVAL OF LANES, OTHERS ARE PLEASED BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Reaction is mixed over the latest changes to Red Deer’s Commuter Bike Lane network. While the cycling community is feeling let down over the removal of lanes, others are pleased that some roads will return to their original configuration. In an effort to alleviate driver confusion, Red Deer city council approved changes to the bike lane pilot on Monday. “It’s definitely disappointing,” said cyclist Jane Mueller. “The point of the pilot was to connect major routes to facilitate efficient cycling commuting. I feel what we are left with is a bunch of scattered bike lanes that don’t really have any connectivity. We want to get to point A from point B in the fastest, most efficient way. It doesn’t really seem like the pilot project is doing what it’s supposed to do.” Changes include scrapping bike lanes on 59th Avenue from Holt Street to 70th Street and turning the stretch of road into a route

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where both motorists and cyclists share the road. The bike lanes on 40th Avenue will be removed and the affected roads will return to original configuration. Mueller said she will continue to ride throughout the city but it may take her longer to get around. She added she is happy that council is listening to what people are saying about the lanes but she felt council was hasty to remove lanes so swiftly. The city removed bike lanes on 55th Street, 40th Avenue (north of 52nd Street) and 59th Avenue (north of 70th Street) last fall following backlash from the community. The majority of the lanes were implemented in late August.

“It doesn’t matter if there are lanes or not,” said Mueller. “We want safe routes for everybody. I know a lot of people are afraid to be out in the traffic.” Jest Sidloski said Red Deer residents would not have been so annoyed if the pilot was well thought out with the city’s commitment to do it right. He said 40th Avenue has become too congested and confusing for motorists. “All winter it was two lanes but only a few knew that,” said Sidloski. “People were driving in turning lanes, driving where they shouldn’t have been. No one knows where they should be and at many points it becomes dangerous.” Sidloski said he would much prefer to cycle on the city’s many paths instead of riding on an extremely busy city street designed for cars. “If the city would act on all future developed roads and (implement) bike lanes from the start with safety measures and extra space, this initiative could be extremely viable,” said Sidloski.

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Display met with frosty reception ITEMS STOLEN A local business is hoping someone will bring it flowers — the ones that rightfully belong to it already. Even if the weather would not co-operate, Brian and Janice Rypstra, owners of The Framing Nook, got into the spring spirit a few weeks ago with a themed display in front of their business on Riverside Drive. Festooned with Easter decor, bunny scarecrows, and fake flowers, Brian said the large wagon in front of the business drew a lot of positive comments. But on April 12, the decor was no more when the couple arrived at work — only the bunny scarecrows remained on the wagon. Now, the couple is simply hoping that the fake flowers and Easter bunny cutouts will be returned by whoever stole them, no questions asked. Brian said, if returned, the display will go back up, and that the business will keep putting out its decorations corresponding to the seasons in future despite the setback.

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Man jailed for child porn possession BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer man who was found in possession of more than 2,000 pictures of child pornography has been sentenced to a year in jail. Randy William Adams, 53, of Red Deer pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child porn and was sentenced in Red Deer court Tuesday. The collection, which the Crown described as ‘absolutely vile,’ belonged Adams. Police were alerted of Adams after a USB device was found in a public place by an individual on Oct. 19, 2011 containing both child porn and Adams’ resume. Adams was later arrested on March 8, 2012. Adams was in possession of 2,005 images as well as more than 20 videos of child porn. The Crown said the images were graphic and showed children being abused, ranging in age from infancy to pre-pubescence. Adams had been collecting images from 2007 until 2011. Adams also edited, using Photoshop, himself into some the pictures, with girls as young as five, and wrote captions of what he or the abused child might say. In the agreed statement of facts it is also admitted he would masturbate to these images, some showing graphic abuse, including vaginal and anal penetration.

Adams said he started to look at child porn out of curiosity, but then started saving the images. The defence had Adams take the stand as there was some question with regard to his remorse about the matter. The Crown said in his pre-sentence report and psychological evaluation there was little indication Adams had made the connection that the images off the internet were real children. On the stand, during Crown cross-examination, he said it was a dream world, but he knew a real child was being abused. Adams also said he was relieved when he was caught. When under examination by the defence, that he knew the children were victims. The judge later said he had some doubts about Adams’ remorse and he thought the answers given during his testimony were what Adams thought the judge wanted to hear. But the judge did consider his remorse as a mitigating factor when rendering his decision. The defence pointed to Adams’ past as mitigating factors in this event. They said Adams was socially isolated and in need of help. He had been married for 10 years and had two adult children, but had little contact with them. He lives alone and is essentially isolated. Adams had sought counselling since he was 15 for depression, self-loathing, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and that he was pos-

sibly bi-polar. Adams also had a troubled upbringing. He was emotionally and physically abused as a child, he witnessed his father threaten his mother with a gun. When he was 13 his parents told him he was adopted. There was also some indication Adams was sexually abused when he was seven by a neighbour, but details were vague. While the Crown suggested a penalty of one year in jail followed by three years of probation, the defence instead asked for three to six months in jail. The judge agreed with the Crown’s assessment of the nature of the images and said they were abhorrent. The judge agreed with the Crown’s sentencing submission and ordered Adams into custody for one year, as well as three years probation. Conditions on the probation were also attached, aimed at preventing future child porn use. Adams was ordered not to possess any electronic device that is capable of viewing or storing child porn and he is not to have contact with anyone under the age of 16 unless in the presence of that’s child’s immediate parent. Adams also received a 10 year ban from attending any public place park, daycare, community centre, school or place where someone under the age of 16 is likely to be. Adams has also been placed on the sex offender information registry for 10 years. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

Snowbirds among big acts for Rocky air show Some of the biggest stars in Canadian air shows will provide high-flying thrills in Rocky Mountain House this July. Guaranteed crowd-pleasers, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds and CF-18 jet demonstration team have committed to the July 24 Rocky Mountain House Airshow. Those high-performance acts will be joined by the plummeting precision of the Skyhawks Parachute Team and a long lineup of other civilian aerobatic acts for the show set for Rocky’s airport. Enthusiasm is sky high among air show organizers, who are predicting this will be the best show ever and a fitting tribute to the town, which is celebrating its centennial this year. “We got really fortunate this year,” said

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE AIRSHOW society president Rob Ironside of the lineup, which already boasts some of Canada’s top aviation performers. “The stars lined up and we got very lucky. “This is probably going to be one of the biggest shows we’ve ever done.” Veteran aerobatic pilot and Rocky airport manager Ken Fowler is busy trying to line up the top names in Canadian civilian aerobatics to add to the show’s draw. Fowler and fellow pilot Eric Hansen will perform as their two-plane act Team Rocket Aerobatics. Ironside said organizers with the nonprofit air show society have launched a

fundraising drive to help pay for other topnotch acts. They hope to raise $10,000 to $20,000. Sponsors, vendors and volunteers are also needed. Those interested can get more information at www.rockymtnhouseairshow.com. Beginning May 1 advance tickets will be available for $15. Tickets at the gate will cost $20. Parking will cost an additional $20 and is in short supply, so organizers encourage visitors to use the free shuttle house from Rocky Mountain House. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the show takes place at 5:30 p.m.


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Camille J. Lerouge Healthy School initiative makes ad campaign A Red Deer school’s decision to kick the fries habit for sandwiches is now in the national television spotlight. Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools announced it is delighted that Hellmann’s has chosen to highlight the Healthy School initiative at École Camille J. Lerouge School in its upcoming national TV advertising campaign. Hellmann’s is known for its mayonnaise.

From now until Friday, April 26, Canadian television viewers will see highlights of an event that saw renowned Chef Chuck Hughes visit the kindergarten to Grade 9 school so he could help develop a new healthy food menu. Hughes’ stamp is on the menu with baked chicken fingers instead of the old deepfried ones and a new vegetarian sandwich on whole grain bread with avocado, tomatoes,

low-fat cheese, lettuce and roasted red pepper. The commercial also shows the students witnessing a monster truck destroy the school cafeteria’s deep fryer. It can be found through this link until April 26: http://bit.ly/YQB9Ab Last October, the school of just over 800 students received a $25,000 Real Food Grant from Hellmann’s Canada to replace its 40-year-old stove, its

50-year-old refrigerator and to purchase a dishwasher, a drink cooler and an industrial blender. In the last six years, the school eliminated pop, decreased the junk in the vending machines at the school and encouraged healthy snacks. Adriana LaGrange, chairperson of Red Deer Catholic board of trustees, said they are grateful for the help because without the collaboration and

partnership of Hellmann’s, it couldn’t have happened so quickly and with such fanfare. “The staff and students have really enjoyed the experience,” said LaGrange. “More importantly, for over a year, students are being served healthy meals and snacks. As a result, our students are healthier, have more energy and are better equipped to learn!”

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Watershed ambassador plan boosted Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Society has received $2,500 from the RBC Foundation to help with its Watershed Ambassador Program. The RBC Blue Water Project Community Action Grant will be given to the society on Monday from 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. at the watershed society office in Red Deer at 4918 59th St. The Watershed Ambassador Program was created to help raise the profile of the watershed, its stewards and celebrate stewardship achievements through the watershed. The watershed alliance is a multi-sector, nonprofit organization that promotes the good use and proper management of water in the Red Deer River watershed.

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BIKE: Lanes resulted in congestion “I drive a lot in this city and not once last year did I see a single cyclist use the lanes. I did, however, notice congested traffic on many city streets that should be four lanes.” Ashley Fleming noted the pilot was implemented in a way that really did not make it conducive for motorists or cyclists and that caused sour opinions of the bike lanes in general. “And that’s unfortunate because had it been done in a good way it could be a really big asset in our community,” said Fleming. Ryan Handley, the man behind the 3,000-signature anti-bike-lane petition, was pleased that 40th Avenue is back to its original configuration. But he said it was a shame the city spent so much money to put the project into play and to repair what its done. “I would have liked to have seen them go a little bit further and put (39th Street) back to its original,” said Handley. “From what I hear from people in that area, it is still very congested. What would have been reasonable would be to put in a bike route like that they did on 59th Street. I thought that would have been the best way to go.” Red Deer College athlete Catherine Alcorn said she is not happy that she will lose the safety of the lanes on 40th Avenue. Alcorn uses the lanes to get from her home in Inglewood to the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School track and the Michener Centre pool. “I’m probably going to have to go back on the roads and risk the drivers,” said Alcorn. The removal and the repainting of remaining lanes will take effect in May or June. In July, the city will ask for feedback on the entire pilot, cycling infrastructure as a whole in Red Deer including, recreational, multi-use and arterial trails, and the connections throughout the city. A final report on the pilot will be presented to council in September. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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More processing means jobs, revenue: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON ��� Alberta could create thousands of new jobs and take in an extra $600 million in annual revenue if more oil and natural gas were processed in the province instead of being shipped raw to other jurisdictions, says a newly released report. The paper by a University of Calgary economist was commissioned by municipalities and energy companies in the Edmonton region known as Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association. The association said it plans to lobby the Alberta government for new and expanded policies that would allow for more value-added processing of oilsands bitumen, natural gas liquids and raw natural gas. “It would add $6 billion annually to Alberta’s gross domestic product,” Linda Osinchuk, the association’s chairwoman, said Tuesday.

“It is amazingly huge.” Companies that are members of the association include fertilizer giant Agrium (TSX:AGU), Enhance Energy, Nova Chemicals (TSX:NCX), Williams Energy and North West Redwater Partnership — a joint venture bitumen refinery project that involves North West Upgrading Inc. (TSX:NWU) and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). The association said it supports Alberta’s efforts to get better pipeline access to world markets, but suggests processing closer to home would help diversify the economy and help guard against the ups and downs of energy prices. “By turning our raw materials into value-added products we can be less reliant on gaining access to outside markets,” said Ian MacGregor, chairman of North West Upgrading. “We still want and need to ship raw materials, but we can be creating products for local, regional and national markets.”

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Sex assault complainant presents petition THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A woman whose sexual assault complaint was dismissed because of delays has presented a petition to the Alberta legislature seeking speedier justice. Last week, Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis apologized to Danielle Polsom, 27, of Airdrie, and announced there will be changes to the way prosecutions will be handled. Polsom said last week she was pleased at that announcement, but on Monday she went ahead with her plan to present her petition to the government. More than 1,100 people signed the document, which urges the province to make changes to the justice system. Polsom went to police in the fall of 2009 to complain about sex assaults that had occurred for years, dating back to when she was nine. Last fall, the Crown stayed the charges against her alleged attacker because procedural delays had dragged on for so long that the accused’s right to a timely trial had been violated. Polsom has agreed to be identified and a judge recently agreed to lift a publication ban on her name. “I think that it just makes a different impact having our faces behind the petition so they know that they’re not denying a sheet of paper, that they’re actually people,” said Polsom of her petition. Denis voiced his appreciation to Polsom for speaking out, citing her “bravery and determination.” A department review last week called the case a “miscarriage of justice” and suggested such delays are not isolated occurrences. The review’s author wrote there is a “cultural acceptance of delay that has permeated the system.” The review makes a number of recommendations, including more consultation between prosecutors and police before laying a charge, and more case management offices. Denis will spend the next 90 days reviewing the recommendations, and will then announce which ones will be accepted and how they’ll be implemented. Polsom wants to see all of the recommendations implemented. She wants steps taken that make it easier for victims to come forward. “Today, there’s one less excuse to not tell the truth,” said Polsom. “I know there are a million and one excuses why you can’t speak out, but you only need one reason to come forward, and that’s you. Do it for yourself.”

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CALGARY — Alberta doctors won’t get a pay increase for three years but will have more input on fees and health care under a tentative deal announced Monday. The proposed seven-year agreement is retroactive to April 2011, when the last contract expired, so the first two years of the pay freeze are over. “Yes, there will be some pain for those first three years,” said Dr. Michael Giuffre, president of the Alberta Medical Association. “(But) the ability to have a say in health care all the way through will make (doctors) happy to sign it.” Giuffre commented at a Calgary clinic where Premier Alison Redford and Health Minister Fred Horne announced the memorandum of understanding. Both sides have one week to craft a final agreement that would extend to 2018 and will have to be approved by doctors and the government. The proposal includes a 2.5 per cent increase in each of the two middle years and cost of living increases in the final two. There is also to be a one-time, lump-

‘THIS DEAL MARKS THE BEGINNING OF A NEW ERA OF UNDERSTANDING AND PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA AND ALBERTA’S PHYSICIANS.’ — PREMIER ALISON REDFORD

sum payment totalling $68 million to be distributed by the Alberta Medical Association and the province to address financial challenges faced by doctors in their practices. The deal would also see the creation of a physicians committee to oversee compensation, arbitration rights on fees and specific benefits and recognition of the medical association as the ongoing bargaining representative for physicians. The organization represents 8,000 doctors. “This deal marks the beginning of a new era of understanding and partnership between the government of Alberta and Alberta’s physicians,” said Redford. “Any future decisions will be made collaboratively with doctors.” Horne said that he and Giuffre have been talking directly in recent weeks, because they realized that they needed to get the deal done soon or risk months of stalemate.

“There was certainly a sense of urgency,” said Horne. “We made a decision to kind of excuse the (negotiating) officials.” Negotiations became acrimonious late last year after Horne imposed a wage deal on doctors and then withdrew it in the face of widespread criticism. Last month, the province passed a no-frills budget for 2013-14 that capped money for doctors’ salaries at $3.4 billion and offered no room for salary increases. Giuffre had said physicians need help with rising overhead costs and want more say on major initiatives such as new family-care clinics. In a letter on the association’s website Monday, he said the memorandum addresses what physicians have been seeking while recognizing the government’s financial situation. It was a different tone than last month, when talks hit an impasse, and Giuffre accused Horne of breaking

promises and bargaining in bad faith. In Edmonton, party leaders characterized the proposed deal as fair, but pointed out it is essentially the same one the province had promised in principle to doctors a year ago. That deal subsequently fell apart months later in negotiations. “It seems like they (the Tories) over-promise, under-deliver and create an unnecessary amount of turmoil before finally being dragged kicking and screaming to an agreement,” said Wildrose Opposition Leader Danielle Smith. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman said Redford, facing falling popularity numbers in polls, realized she couldn’t break the doctors. “Premier Redford clearly blinked,” said Sherman. NDP Leader Brian Mason applauded the doctors for pushing Redford’s Progressive Conservative government to follow through on the original deal in principle. “The Redford government has set a world speed record for breaking promises,” said Mason. “The doctors have shown that by standing up to the Redford government you can get them to back down.”

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1967 — Roland Michener, who was born in Lacombe, takes office as the third Canadian born governor-general. 1965 — A Canadian Pacific Railway passenger train derails near Terrace Bay, Ont., killing one, injuring 47. 1962 — Canada is elected to the UN Commission on Human Rights for a threeyear term beginning Jan. 1,1963. 1918 — Canadian Parliament meets in camera for wartime discussion. It is the first secret session recorded.

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SUN SIGNS lack of resilience. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may show an initiation tactic or a course of action that relates to your partner’s shared values and finances. You may come up with a budgetary plan that will portray a more realistic picture of your financial needs. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your fortitude and resistance will contribute to the accomplishment of a mountain of work today. You have no time for procrastination and you won’t quit until you see things thoroughly and methodically done. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You may tackle a love affair with great zest

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ANNIE ANNIE Isn’t it wrong to question people like this? It’s none of their business why I sound this way. My city has a diverse population, and it’s not unusual to hear foreigners. I wouldn’t dream of asking them about their place of origin. The questions are starting to get to me. I was talking on my cellphone on the street, and some guy stopped and asked where I was from. I said “none of your business” and walked away. This guy was horrified by my rudeness. Maybe this is the best thing to say. Any other ideas? — Native New Yorker Dear New Yorker: You could make up an unlikely response (“I’m from Canada”), but although the question is rude, we don’t think it’s intentionally so. You are sensitive about your voice, but people are curious, and you sound interesting to them. They mistakenly believe they are being friendly.

You are not obligated to provide personal information. You can simply respond, “Why do you need to know?” or “I’m sorry, but I don’t like to talk about it,” and keep moving. Dear Annie: I feel for “Lost in the Country,” who has been married 36 years and recently learned that her husband was calling another woman. My wife also will sympathize with her. I was that man. Not only was I calling other women, but I was having sex with them, as well. I also looked at Internet porn. My wife finally caught me and asked me to leave. She guided me toward Sexaholics Anonymous. I totally gave myself to this 12-step program of recovery. SA saved my life and put me on a spiritual path to God. I hurt my wife and children and caused harm to those I was involved with. I cannot make it up completely, but I can continue to make amends wherever possible. My advice to “Lost” is to trust her instincts. Hold him accountable. If he responds with anger, he is hiding something. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. — Into the Light Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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and determination. You are feeling like a romantic warrior at heart. Your creativity skyrockets and you display a more than brave attitude when exposing your true core identity. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): An important decision may be waiting for your approval in regards to a real estate matter. You may need to undertake this issue with a quick decision. Your personal life will also require for your prompt attention. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have to keep a close eye on your health situation. Don’t let petty things irritate you. Your work environment may prove tense despite your strong ability to tackle any issue with a direct response. Stay firm on your opinions. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You display the need to be more playful and adventurous. A powerful urge will make you indulge even in poetic self-expressions which may evoke in you an ardent desire to bond. An essential financial resolution may have to be taken now. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/ columnist.

Dear Annie: We are the future. It may sound cheesy, but that’s the motto I live by, and it’s one of the reasons I believe so strongly in the need to prevent and reduce tobacco use among teens and kids. My passion for tobacco-use prevention started when I saw the harm that tobacco use caused my older sister. She started smoking at age 13 and ended up with an addiction that spiraled out of control, in many ways taking her childhood with it. Every year, tobacco kills more than 400,000 Americans, and the vast majority started smoking as children. Kids are overwhelmed with pressure to smoke, from tobacco industry marketing, their peers, movies and other sources. But we have the power within ourselves to win the fight against tobacco, and I am proud to advocate for policies proven to reduce tobacco use and save lives. To learn more about tobacco-use prevention and to see how you can be a part of the efforts of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, please tell your readers to visit www.tobaccofreekids. org. — Gabe Glissmeyer, age 19, Salt Lake City, Utah Dear Gabe: Thank you for writing and giving us the opportunity to tell our readers about the Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids. The cigarette companies do an excellent job of recruiting new smokers. It’s time for the rest of us to do our part to keep that in check. Dear Annie: I have a speech problem that makes my voice sound hoarse and gravelly, and although people can understand me, some ask, “Where are you from?” (They think I sound like Henry Kissinger.) I usually answer with the name of a local working-class neighborhood where people sound a bit rougher, and sometimes that shuts them up. But more often, they persist in commenting on my “accent.” I find this incredibly rude.

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Cormier a Juno triple threat BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Montreal folk-rocker Louis-Jean Cormier’s musical stamp has been on many projects in recent years, from his own tunes to those of his Polaris Music Prize-winning band Karkwa and a slew of other acts. So when his first solo project, the alt/roots-rich Le Treizieme Etage (The Thirteenth Floor), snagged a 2013 Juno Award nomination for francophone album of the year, it came as no surprise that its competition included two other discs he’d also worked on. “It’s the story of my life,” the singer-songwriter said laughing in a recent telephone interview from his home studio, where he was — what else? — helping a friend create new tunes. “It’s funny, I have three chances to win something.” Le Treizieme Etage will be a contender at this weekend’s Junos bash in Regina against Lisa LeBlanc’s self-titled album, which Cormier produced, as well as Marie-Pierre Arthur’s Aux alentours, on which he played guitar. The other nominees in the category are Le Royaume by Amylie and Astronomie from Avec pas d’casque. Cormier said the opportunity with self-described “folk-trash” Acadian artist LeBlanc came up when she called and asked him to collaborate with her. They’d never worked together before and he found himself learning a lot from the 20-something singersongwriter and her bandmates. “She’s very talented. She arrived with a new style and a new way to work,” said the 32-year-old Cormier. “It was very different . . . than all the albums I did before.” Meanwhile, the collaboration between Cormier and melodious Arthur came as a result of their lengthy friendship. The two first met as teens in Quebec’s GaspesieIles-de-la-Madeleine region, where she grew up. Their bond grew as they and other Karkwa members studied music at Cegep de Saint-Laurent in Montreal. Arthur then married Karkwa keyboard player Francois Lafontaine and performed with the band that won a Juno in 2011 for the Polaris-winning Les Chemins de verre. She also had Lafontaine and Cormier produce her 2009 self-titled debut and sang on a tune on Cormier’s Juno-nominated nominated album. “It’s a small community in Quebec,” said Cormier. “We all know each other in the nominations, we all love them and their music, so it’s exciting.” Cormier said Le Treizieme Etage came together last summer after Karkwa decided to go on hiatus to spend more time with their families. “We all have kids at home, and we were touring very far from home, because the Polaris Prize that

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Canadian band ‘Karkwa’ lead singer Louis-Jean Cormier performs on the Club Tent stage during the 34th Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, July 23, 2009. Cormier’s musical stamp has been on many projects in recent years, from his own tunes to those of his Polaris Music Prize-winning band Karkwa and a slew of other acts. we won in 2010 helped us a lot to go international, and we had a little panic, I think,” said Cormier, the group’s lead singer/guitarist and founder. “We were in Germany or Denmark and we were thinking, ’Oh my God, what are we doing here? We sing in French and we have kids at home. Maybe we should just take a break.”’ Cormier said he wanted to create a solo album that was different from the atmospheric, ambient rock of Karkwa; something personal with more folk and roots. “I’m socially aware and politically aware, so I wanted to bring it more upfront,” said the native of Sept-Iles, Que., who started playing classical piano and guitar at a young age. The father of two also wanted to touch on his family in his lyrics. “There are some songs like Les chansons folles where I was more in the father skin,” he said. During recording last summer in his home studio, Cormier realized he didn’t want it to be a one-off solo effort but rather a parallel career to Karkwa.

“When I started to do my solo work, I fell in love with the new team and I thought to myself, ‘It’ll live forever,”’ he said. “I don’t want to switch and just close the door for my solo project. I want both projects to live parallel and forever. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with Karkwa but now I’m working on Central Alberta Theatre my solo work and it’s very exciting.” And just what is the status of Karkwa? “We’re still thinking about our future and we 2013 Season 4214-58 St. Red Deer are excited with the idea that maybe we should start Last of the to write some stuff and Red Hot Lovers By Neil Simon work together again for a April 18-20, April 25-27 new record,” said Cormi- April 11-13, CAT ONE ACT FESTIVAL er. “But we’re not excited June 13-15, 20-22 Nickle Studio about going on tour now Tickets available at the Black Knight Inn together, because I think www.blackknightinn.ca it was the problem.” 403-755-6626

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

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CALNAN Mike Jan. 9, 1961 - Apr. 11, 2013 Michael Shaun “Mike” Calnan passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the age of 52 years. Mike was born in Toronto, Ontario. He arrived to Red Deer, Alberta from Belleville, Ontario in the early 1980’s. Mike was ALWAYS a salesman. Customer satisfaction was extremely important to Mike in his business. He was more concerned with customer satisfaction rather than financial gain when conducting his business. Mike was an excellent pool player, loved horse racing, baccarat, and blackjack. He was a HUGE SPORTS FAN!!! Who loved watching football, baseball and especially the Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey club. He loved to sing and was a great guitar player, as well as, a wonderful cook, who enjoyed looking up new recipes and trying new foods. He was an avid Christian, a firm believer in the word of God, and he worked towards becoming an ordained minister, he loved to spread the word of God. He was a very selfless man, and he was always putting others before his own needs. Mike was a dog lover and he loved spending cherished time with his grandsons. Mike is survived by son; Robert (Jennifer) Calnan of Edmonton, daughter; Melanie (Jared) Buettner and their two sons Korbin and Kohen Buettner of Red Deer. Mike is also lovingly remembered by his Mother; Hazel Calnan and his brother; Pat (Sharon) Calnan, niece and nephew Ashton and John Calnan, his sister; Kathy, all of Belleville, Ontario, as well as his girlfriend Aicha of Edmonton. Mike was predeceased by his Father; James Calnan. A Celebration of Mike’s life will be held at the Word Of Life Centre, south end of Taylor Drive on England Way, Red Deer on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be sent to the care of Melanie Buettner 40 Jones Crescent, Red Deer, AB T4P 4A8. Condolences may be sent or viewed at: www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

VIALA, Elisabeth Marie May 14, 1917 - Apr. 15, 2013 Elisabeth Marie Viala passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Monday, April 15, 2013. Our beloved “little mommy” was a loving, generous and supportive mother who made enormous sacrifices to ensure the success of her family. Elisabeth was born on May 14, 1917 in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan to Camille and Philomene Perthuis, and spent a most happy childhood on the family farm. She married Joseph Viala in 1941; together they raised their three children on a farm near Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan and in Newton, British Columbia. Throughout her long life, Elisabeth was a homemaker, farm wife and co-owner of a motel/trailer park, but she often said the “best job in the world” was as a daycare operator. She just loved children. Our visits to local parks and events were enhanced by people who came forward to fondly reminisce about the role she played in their children’s lives. Elisabeth’s final years were greatly enriched by the friends she made while residing at Waskasoo Towers and the Parkvale and Pine Lodges. Her deep Catholic faith was a source of strength and comfort throughout her life. Elisabeth is survived by her daughters, Rita Innes (Rick) and Michelle Crothers (Dan); daughter-in-law, Marg Viala; grandchildren, Todd Innes (Heather), Sean Viala, Erin Viala and Rhiannon Crothers; great grandchildren, Sarah and James Innes; and by her brother, Marcel Perthuis. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; son, Paul Viala; grandson, Guy Innes; and brothers, Gaston, Bernard and Richard. A Private family Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Reverend Father Martin Carroll presiding. Interment will follow at Alto Reste Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Elisabeth’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6 or to the Piper Creek Foundation, #301, 4719 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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.

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LUTZ Daniel Glen 1936-2013 Daniel Glen Lutz passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, April 15, 2013 at the age of 76 years. Dan was born in Red Deer, June 9, 1936 and enjoyed a career with the City of Red Deer Fire Dept. for 34 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Marion; son Greg (Deborah), Rick (Donna); grandchildren Derek, Dustin, Spencer, Robbie and Danny. Dan was predeceased by his granddaughter Brittany in 1993. Dan is also survived by his sister Sharon (Roger) F r a s e r ; b r o t h e r s Wa y n e (Helen), Willam (Marjorie), Douglas (Dianne), Melvin (Tracy). It was Dan’s wish that there be no funeral service. A tea in Dan’s honor will be held at the Red Deer Legion Hall on Friday, April, 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm. If friends desire memorial donations may be made to Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity PO Box 535 Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G1.

ONOFRIECHUK Wes 1959 - 2013 Wesley “Wes” Allan Michael Onofriechuk of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the age of 53 y e a r s . We s w a s b o r n i n Winnipeg, Manitoba and was raised in Olds, Alberta with two older brothers and one younger sister. After a severe accident at the age of 19 years, Wes took up residence at the Buffalo Hotel where he was known and loved by many in the downtown area. In his younger years, Wes volunteered a lot of his time with the Boy Scouts and had a great love of trucks, snow machines and heavy equipment. Wes had a great sense of humor yet was very humble. The humility he taught those in his life will forever be cherished. Wes’ love of the 70’s… the music, the trends; the carefree life will always be remembered, as well as his smile and contagious laughter. Wes will be lovingly remembered and sorely missed by his daughter Lacey Dulaney of Innisfail, brothers Sidney and Phil (Loreen) of Olds, sister Darlene (Aaron) Anderson of Red Deer as well as by his nieces and nephew, numerous extended family and m a n y, m a n y w o n d e r f u l friends. “It’s a beautiful day…” Wes’ life will be celebrated at the Buffalo Hotel, 5031 Ross Street, Red Deer on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to take place at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer. Cremation has been entrusted to Parkland Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in Wes’ name may be made directly to the Buffalo Wellness Fund, Attention Sarah, 5031 R o s s S t r e e t , R e d D e e r, Alberta, T4N 1Y2. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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 (www.oldshospice.com) or Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta at 5002-39 St. Red Deer, AB T4N 2P2 (www.rmhccanada.com). HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD, OLDS entrusted with arrangements. 403-507-8610 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com

In Memoriam 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.

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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 www.eventidefuneralchapels.com.


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COATES CHIROPRACTIC Permanent P/T Receptionist

Must be vibrant, outgoing & cheerful, 20 hrs. per wk. Computer exp. a must. Drop resumes off in person at East Hill Centre location. Ask for Aleah PHOENIX OILFIELD RENTALS LTD is a privately owned company which offers a wide variety of rental equipment and servicing of that equipment by certified mechanics. Phoenix is safety conscious, while striving for an ambitious and progressive attitude towards customer satisfaction. JOB DESCRIPTION: Phoenix is moving to Red Deer in the spring. We have an immediate opening for a

Billing Administrator DUTIES: - Collect current billing days from customers. - Prepare and review rental invoices for customers. - Obtain necessary approvals and follow up on outstanding invoices. - Track company equipment. - Enter invoices into customer’s databases. (For select customers) - Perform clerical duties such as maintain filing and record system. - Relief Reception. QUALIFICATIONS: - Oilfield administration experience. - Accounts receivables experience. - Computer experience. - Able to work independently & with minimal supervision. - Detail oriented, team player & have a positive attitude. Please send resume to: humanresources@ phoenixrentals.ca. Please state salary expectations in your reply Start your career! See Help Wanted

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RATTRAY Reclamation Ltd is seeking a versatile individual with a background in farming duties. The position will involve minimal disturbance lease construction and reclamation in the central Alberta area. Duties will include operating tractors and various attachments, fencing and other manual labour, Competitive wages and benefits are available, current oilfield safety tickets are an asset. Please email resume to drattray@rattrayrec.com or fax to (403)-934-5235

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CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463

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Core Laboratories Canada Ltd. Field Sampler 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. The individual will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self starter and team player and have strong mechanical and problem solving skills. A BSc/College graduate or related industry experience and valid driver’s license is required. Please respond referencing #52133. Interested applicants should forward their resumes to: Core Laboratories Canada Ltd. 2810 12th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P7 Fax: 403-250-5120 Email: ps.calgary.recruiting @corelab.com

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking a DRILLER. Locally based, home every night!

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must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: hr@bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

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Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, First Aid We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers Please fax resume to : 403-264-6725 Or email to: tannis@treelinewell.com No phone calls please. Water management company looking to hire a qualified

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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 hrmng@hotmail.ca

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LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced F/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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 applyab@timhortons.com or fax 403-203-7430

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T SERVER ALSO F/T BARTENDER. Must have experience! Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.

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1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Xtreme Pinook Hiring Sales Supervisor-retail at Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Experience - min 2 years, Good English. Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $19.00 hourly E-mail: Reachiesales@gmail.com L&N Your No.1 Supplier Ltd. o/a Himalayan Secret in Red-Deer, Req’s F/T Shift sales people for Cosmetics & Make-Up. $14/hr. & Supervisor with 1 to 2 years experience $17.50/hr. Email: himalayancanada@gmail.com Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

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looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676. Eagle Builders is expanding its facility to double production. We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

* Concrete Finishers * General Labourers Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at www. eaglebuilders.ca. Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403 885 5516 or e-mail: HR@eaglebuilders.ca.

Class 1 & 3 Drivers Tractor Operators Loader Operator Labourers Flag People Fax resume: 403-885-5137 Email resume: office@ccal.com

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This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a law firm, and a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Legal Assistant in residential real estate. We offer an excellent working environment, a great benefit package, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.  Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to:

JOHNSTON MING MANNING LLP We would like to thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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3rd Floor, 4943 50th St., Red Deer, AB.,T4N 1Y1 Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email: hr@jmmlawrd.ca

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

LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $11.00 per hour. 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. timhire@telus.net

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Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email Wise is a leading oilfield services provider that is info@goodmenroofing.ca or (403)341-6722 committed to quality and safety excellence. By em- NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! powering positive attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and IMMEDIATE OPENING values, our employees ARMOR INC LOCAL SERVICE CO. care for the success of one is looking for licensed diesel REQ’S EXP. VACUUM another. & suspension mechanic TRUCK OPERATOR Please forward all resumes for light duty automotive Must have Class 3 licence to: jobs@wiseisi.com or by performance shop. w/air & all oilfield tickets. fax to 403-340-1046 Diesel and transmission Fax resume w/drivers exp. preferred. abstract to 403-886-4475 Top wages offered. Q-TEST Bring resume to: Professionals 106 -6439 67 St. RD INSPECTION LTD. Phone 403-346-9188 or email Is now accepting applicadonavan@armorinc.ca tions for CEDOS EYEWEAR Better than average LOOKING for Experienced LIQUIDATORS wages. Benefits after 3 Framers for framing and requires mos..Phone 403-887-5630 metal farm commercial OPTICAL ASSISTANT Fax : 403-887-3297 or buildings. 403-318-6406 Training provided. email: qtestltd@telus.net Apply in person with LOOKING for Framers/ resume to: 4924 59 St. WANTED carpenters 403-357-9816 Red Deer, AB. EXPERIENCED OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLASS 3 ZEN MASSAGE CLINIC EMPLOYMENT WTIH TJ VAC/steamer Truck driver. Opening soon. PAVING. Looking for Lacombe area, Looking for registered Exp`d Class 1 Driver to HOME EVERY NIGHT. massage therapists. move equipment and haul Fax resume to 403-704-1442 403-348-5650 material. Exp`d Asphalt Roller Operator. Exp`d Skid Steer Operator. Comp. Restaurant/ Wages. Great working Hotel atmosphere. FAX Resume to 403-346-8404 or email tjpaving@hotmail.com DAD’S PIZZA PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.

LEGAL ASSISTANT

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Journeyman Electrician

Please submit resume to hr@alstaroilfield.com or Fax to 780- 865- 5829 PLEASE QUOTE JOB # _____________ ON RESUME

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Trades

PERMOLEX

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CENTRAL CITY ASPHALT LTD.

is now hiring for the following positions:

Stainless Welder

Restaurant/ Hotel

TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires

QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599

SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580

You have: Plant Maintenance experience with Allen Bradley PLC, Motor diagnosis, VFD and Soft starters and Scale systems. Ability to work safely in a team environment with other Trades people, Operators, Contractors and Apprentices. Able to recommend changes for improvements and provide input for projects. Must be a pro-active individual with a sense of ownership to all the duties with Safety as the priority. Must have a strong work ethic, with a solid troubleshooting ability on a wide variety of systems. 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. 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. Ideal candidate will be a journeyman electrician with plant, emergency system, plc and/or instrumentation experience. Please fax your resume to Permolex at fax number (403) 346-2662 attention Ray or email rweleschuk@ permolex.com RELIABLE, competent person required for deliveries, inventory, and stock control. Must have clean drivers abstract, be physically fit, and be able to operate a forklift. Non-smokers preferred. Please fax resume to 403-309-8302 or email brad@ comfortecheating.com

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. 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.

WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED

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

Illingworth Close

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

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.

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

Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

SUNNYBROOK AREA

Truckers/ Drivers

6 DAYS PER WK. ( Monday - Saturday) in the town of Olds Earn $500+ for hour and a half per day. Must have own vehicle. 18+ Needed ASAP Call Quitcy 403-314-4316 qmacaulay@ reddeer advocate.com

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at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com 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.

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

Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Valentine Crsc.

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Career Planning

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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

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FULL TIME MAINTENANCE 1500-1990 AND LABOUR PERSON REQUIRED ASAP. Knowledge of Antiques Plumbing, Electrical, & Art Carpentry, Painting. Must have own tools, own vehicle an asset with MAKE UP TABLE, maple, oak side table, oak valid drivers license. dresser, 403-346-4307 Monday - Friday 8 - 5. Come and join our team. Please fax resume 403-346-1086 Auctions

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

Site Managers.

Currently seeking Newspaper carrier for morning delivery

Please contact QUITCY

THE TASTY BAKERY GENERAL HELP

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

1 day per wk. No collecting!!

Lancaster Dr

VANIER AREA

GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK

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

LANCASTER AREA

Sherwood Crsc

WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER

with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015

ANDERS AREA

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for

FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Tar-ific Construction has a F/T position avail. for a 1st or 2nd yr. H.D. Mechanic. We offer competitive wages, combined with a deluxe benefit pckg. Drop resume at 7809 48 Ave. or fax to 403-340-1246 email tarific@telusplanet.net

CARRIERS NEEDED

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: ar-cag@telus.net. Please note that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

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Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855

BUD HAYNES Antique Auction

Sat., April 20 @ 11 am Bay 4, 7429 49 Ave R.D. Estate Laurie Alho, Calgary & Guest Consignors: Over 40 Antique radios & 1000’s of tubes, horn shaped speaker, parts!! Antique clocks, outstanding Can. bdrm. suite, European table w/chairs, two small ant. desks, ant oak diners, oak dressers, rustic kitchen cupboard, Royal Doulton vases, balloon lady, W. Churchill Toby jug, 10 place R. Doulton dinnerware, lg. oak barrel butter churn, 1950’s beer signs, tall oak desk, china & collectable’s, N. in boxes die cast model cars, truck etc., collectable Bisque head dolls, ant. lamps: Aladdin hanging saloon, telephone & smoker’s tables, Nice Selection! ( Preview 9 a.m.) Snack Bar Avail. Ph: 403-347-5855 www.budhaynesauctions.com

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LIVE in caretaker req’d. for Bicycles 13 unit condo in Red Deer. DO you want regular home Reply to NORCO aluminum frame times, dedicated truck, a mmccrd@yahoo.ca mountain bike, large frame company that cares, beneUsed 2 mos. New $875. fits, exc. wages, safety Asking $425. 403-740-0070 bonus, year round steady DENTOOMS GREEN work? We are looking for HOUSES SPORTEK bike, 1 spd. CLASS 1 drivers for flat OPENING MAY 1 balloon tires. Almost new. NEWSPAPER deck work. Must know your and looking for P/T & F/T $125. 403-740-0070 CARRIERS cargo securement, be hard Staff to work in the garden working and enjoy driving REQUIRED centre. Should have Cameras & as you visit the 4 western knowledge of plants. provinces. Please contact Able to work weekends. Accessories 1-877-787-2501 or fax reFor afternoon sume to 1-855-784-2330 Apply in person w/resume to SONY handicam, exc. delivery once per Dentoom’s Greenhouses cond. $200 obo NEED experienced Class Hwy 11A 1/2 km west of week 403-307-1586 1 drivers for short and long Hwy 2 corner of Range haul. Runs AB., SASK, Road 275 In the towns of: Manitoba & BC FT CASHIER required Please call Clothing Heritage Esso. Cash PROMAX TRANSPORT Blackfalds at 227-2712 or fax resume handling, receiving, stockJEAN JACKET Lacombe ing, cleaning washrooms, w/abstract 403-227-2743 Tommy Hilfiger, size store, carwash, parking lot. Ponoka Medium. Good cond. $30 Some high school, comStettler 403-314-9603 puter literate, some experience. Able to work NEW ladies Power Walk Call Rick w/o supervision, any shift. runners size 9 $10-$12 Mail resume to for more info $20 403-340-1120 6020-67 St, RD T4P3M1 403-314-4303 SUEDE JACKET, Fax 403-348-0972 THE TASTY BAKERY chocolate brown. DELIVERY PERSON From Boutique of Leathers, Permanent P/T required Misc. Large. Good cond. $40. 3-4 hrs. per day 4 days/wk 403-314-9603 Help Apply in person Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive, (directly behind Nutters) Equipment-

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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

SERVICE ’S WRITER

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

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

Tools

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

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

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

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FORK LIFT, Komatsu. 2000 lb. rating $3500. 403-347-6455

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Dental

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


RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, April 17, 2013 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here

DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2003 SUNFIRE, 1 owner, 140,000. kms., good cond. $3500. obo 403-309-3580

1985 Dodge Camper Van ..Mini Motorhome Asking $9800.00 OBO. Ph: (403)229-2984 Joan or (403)845-6852 Pat

1996 GMC Jimmy red, new transmission. $2500 obo 403-596-0391

DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

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

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 mega cab 4x4 leather dvd $16888 403- 348- 8788

2007 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE 4x4 Duramax $27,888 Sport & Import 348-8788

DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2004 BMW X3 AWD, lthr., pano-roof, $14,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A JEEP TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2006 Escalade ESV Platinum Edition 22” Foose Rims one owner $21,888 Sport & Import 348- 8788

2007 MERCEDES BENZ GL320

2009 TOYOTA Venza awd 3.5L V6, 55,000 kms, smart key system, backup camera, heated leather seats, priced to sell $22,900 403-343-2020

2004 Cadillac Escalade ESV $16,888 403-348-8788

2005 DODGE Magnum $9,888 , 403- 348-8788 Alberta Sport & Import

2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan 120,000 km $10,888 Sport & Import 348-8788

2007 MONTE Carlo SS 5.3L, 71,000 kms, loaded $16,500 403-346-3844

DO YOU HAVE A CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE

2005 HONDA Accord EX-L FWD,64981 kms, $11,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD $28888 403- 348-8788 AB Sport & Import

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

2010 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 4X4, lthr.,

VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

4matic, lthr., nav., sunroof, $31888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

8 passenger, $28,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX. 206,000 km. Excellent Condition 403-309-2410

2004 PONTIAC Grand Am GT FWD, $4888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 MINI COOPER lthr., 5 spd, 77596 kms., $17888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 PONTIAC Grand Prix FWD, 65611 kms, $10888 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 BMW 745 LI $21,888 Sport & Import 403-348- 8788

2005 NISSAN Altima SER $12,888 403-348-8788 AB SPORT & iMPORT

2007 BMW 335i htd. lthr.,sunroof, $19888 7620 -50 Ave., Sport & Import

2008 DODGE 2500 HD crew cab s/b, 183,000 kms $13,500 403-346-9816

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

DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 BMW X5 4.4i htd. lthr.pano roof, $16888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 CADILLAC Escalade ESV Platinum, $24,888 403- 348-8788 AB Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2008 JEEP Grand Cherokee Laredo AWD,turbo diesel, $29,888 403-348-8788

2010 SIERRA ext/cab 4x4, 5.3L 6 spd, auto, $15,500 403-346-9816

2003 BMW 3 series 325xi htd. lthr., sunroof, $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 CADILLAC SRX fully loaded, white diamond, cashmere leather, 7 pass. 4.6L V8, 152,000 kms. rear

2006 CHEVY Silverado. 186,000 km. stnd. trans. Exc. cond. $5700 obo. 403-392-1313

2007 FORD F-150 XLT 4X4, 107,115 kms, $14,888 403- 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 Lexus RX 350

DO YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

DO YOU HAVE A SEADOO TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2005 CHRYSLER 300 $11888 403-348-8788 Alberta Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE A BOAT TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.

2007 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE Turbo diesel $25888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

DVD, $14,250. 403-352-1863

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

2008 MERCEDES BENZ

E300 4-matic, nav., sunroof, 77001 kms, $26,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2013 Ford Lariat

5th wheel 2013 Coachman 38.5’ Total retail price $169,300 Total net sale price $110,000 Phone 1- 403-650-8947

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D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Russian mobsters arrested in money-laundering scheme by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Nearly three dozen people were charged on Tuesday in what investigators said was a Russian organized crime operation that included illegal, high-stakes poker games for the rich and famous and threats of violence to make sure customers paid their debts. Federal authorities in New York City weren’t naming names but said the poker players included pro athletes, Hollywood celebrities and Wall Street executives. None of them were charged. The money-laundering investigation led to arrests Tuesday in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and elsewhere around the United States. There also were FBI raids at a $6 million apartment in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and a prestigious Madison Avenue art gallery owned by two of the defendants.

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George Venizelos, head of the New York FBI office, said the charges against 34 individuals “demonstrate the scope and reach of Russian organized crime.” He added: “The defendants are alleged to have handled untold millions in illegal wagers placed by millionaires and billionaires, laundered millions, and in some cases are themselves multimillionaires. Crime pays only until you are arrested and prosecuted.” New York Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said proceeds from the high-stakes illegal poker games and online gambling were allegedly funneled to organized crime overseas. Among those named in an indictment filed in federal court was a wealthy Russian fugitive, Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov. He was already under indictment in a separate U.S. case accusing him of bribing Olympic figure skating judges at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. In a two-month period beginning in late 2011, the money-laundering ring paid Tokhtakhounov $20 million in illegal proceeds, the indictment said. Along with the illegal poker

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4 GLASS goblets diamond pattern on pedestals 4/$16; oval bowl, mother of Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. pearl antique, $45; 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Chinese evergreen $4; FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, X-mas cactus, $10; 8 pc. Poplar. Can deliver sets cup/saucer bone chi1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 na rose pattern all/$16; 12 ramekin dishes, clear glass LOGS diamond cut all/$9; 8 water Semi loads of pine, spruce, glasses diamond cut all $6; tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. 6 tall sherry style glasses all/$4/50 403-314-2026 Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 PLACEMATS 6 cream coloured, cloth. Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner $12. 403-314-9603 BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 SINGLE comforter with bedskirt and sham $20 obo Garden 403-782-3847

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WEBBER bbq, good cond. 60 TOPPING onion sets, asking $100, a l s o c a l l e d w i n t e r o n - 403-346-4307 ions,potted, ready to plant 2/$1, lawn sprinkler $5; Pets & box of assorted flower pots Supplies $8 403-314-2026

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

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Horses

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

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rentals CLASSIFICATIONS

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Acreages/ Farms

3010

5 BDRM. house acreage, LARGE bird cage on stand 10 min. S. of Pine Lake & incl. accessories, $45 obo 40 min. SE of Red Deer. 403-347-0293 $1650, $800 d.d. utils. incl., 1 month last month rent, 1 APPLS. reconditioned lrg. yr. leasing, references & selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. record of employment. No warr. Riverside Appliances Dogs house pets. Avail. June 1 403-342-1042 403-442-2631 or 357-9909 F1 LABRA DOODLES, F1B GOLDEN DOODLES EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW Household ON ACREAGE IN RED puppies. Visit DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 bath, Furnishings www.furfettishfarm.ca rent $2000 + DD avail. text 306-521-1371 403-346-5885 CHAIR, Queen Anne, or call 403-919-1370 rose color, $50; bench chair, $25. Both like new. Houses/ Sporting 403-343-6772 Duplexes Goods LOVE SEATS (2), 2 end tables, 2 lamps. Exc. cond. 3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 ROLLER Skates ladies All for $150. 403-343-6772 bath, new paint & carpets size 7, inclds. helmet, & deck at 7316-59 Ave. WANTED elbow/knee pads Avail. to over 40 tenants. Antiques, furniture and $10 403-340-1120 No pets. Off street parking estates. 342-2514 for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 Travel

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

Misc. for Sale

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2 BOXES of assorted authors (Western) books $50 obo 403-782-3847 AGRICULTURAL MOVING - Must sell ultramafic adjustable bed, CLASSIFICATIONS air hockey table, china 2000-2290 cabinet, 2 single bed frames, deep freeze. 403-986-3206 for info. Farm TIM Horton Bunn coffee maker sold; large cockatiel Equipment cage with stand $25; newer plastic canary cage MF 5465 tractor, fwd, 100 sold, small bird cage sold h p , 6 5 0 h r s . l i k e n e w 403-340-1120 403-347-5431

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BEAUTIFUL Executive home avail. May 1. Located central S. Sylvan Lake, close to schools, 6 bdrm., dining rm. living room, large master bdrm., 3 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, $1850./mo. + utils. 780-887-4430 DUPLEX Michener Hill 3 bdrm., Avail. Immed., $1350/mo./dd utils. incld. RENTED

Condos/ Townhouses

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CLEAN & BRIGHT TOWNHOUSE IN SUNNYBROOK

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

KITSON CLOSE

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

KYTE CRES.

Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. April 20 403-304-7576 or 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. www.greatapartments.ca

Manufactured Homes

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FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Mauricia 403-340-0225

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

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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

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1 BDRM. $740; N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 1-403-200-8175

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

Escorts

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EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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International ladies

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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

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

47A AVE, close to downtown

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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

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

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Completely furn. 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. apts, condos, & townhouses. Immed., a/c, cable, internet & phone. Short or long term. No pets. $1595 - $2995/mo. 403-347-7791

MODERN SUITE FOR MATURE ADULTS 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

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2005 CHRYSLER Crossfire RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap 80,954 kms, $12,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am for vehicle. 403-396-7519 2 dr. Clean 403-318-3040

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

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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

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Mobile Lot

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

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

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2008 Lexus RX 350

In very good condition, equipped to be towed behind a Motorhome,64,000 km’s Asking price $23,000 Ph. 403-347-6817 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634

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

Utility Trailers

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Cars

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Locally owned and family operated

CAR DOLLY. Never used. 403-347-6455

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

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

Notice To Creditors And Others

CLASSIFICATIONS

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REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

Public Notices

wheels

Automotive Services

A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519

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

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CARS & TRUCKS - Cash for some. 403-391-4144

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.

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CHALLENGER aluminum 1/2 truck TOOL BOX. Used 1 season. $275. obo. 403-740-0070

Auto Wreckers

MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225 NOW RENTING 1& 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/ onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat and hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955

Tires, Parts Acces.

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 JD’S Maintenance services, ( spring painting, FREE Weekly list of The Ultimate Cleaning VII MASSAGE special, save 20%) Quality properties for sale w/details, Playmates. Feeling overwhelmed? work, 403550-1646. prices, address, owner’s Never rushed. Come in 2007 TOYOTA Camry LE Hard work day? phone #, etc. 342-7355 ANN’S Cleaning Services and get the attention you sunroof, $9888 Pampering at its best. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Seniors’ - Weekly & bi-weekly. have been missing in your 403-348-8788 Sport & Import #7 7464 Gaetz Ave. www.homesreddeer.com Homes & Offices 302-0488 life. #1 body rub in Red Services www.viimassage.biz Deer. 403-986-SEXY (7399) MASON MARTIN HOMES In/Out Calls to Hotels. New 2 Storey 1500 sq.ft 403-986-6686 ATT’N: SENIORS Handyman 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, Contractors Are you looking for help New South location $399,900. Dbl. att. garage. Services on small jobs, around the 5003A -50 St. 348-5650 403-588-2550 house such as roof snow CUSTOM HOMES removal, bathroom fixMASON MARTIN HOMES Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 BUSY B’S HANDYMAN Misc. tures, painting or flooring New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. Services SERVICES LTD. Call James 403- 341-0617 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. 2007 MERCEDES BENZ DALE’S Home Reno’s GL320 4matic, lthr., nav., Free estimates for all your Spring & summer bookings. Dbl. att. garage. HELPING HANDS sunroof, $31888. reno needs. 403-506-4301 Res./com. Your full service 5* JUNK REMOVAL 403-588-2550 For Seniors. Cleaning, handyman. Brian 403-598-3857 348-8788 Sport & Import Property clean up 340-8666 OVERHEAD DOORS & cooking, companionship MASON MARTIN HOMES operators installed 391-4144 GREYSTONE Handyman - in home or in facility. New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Services. Reasonable Call 403-346-7777 or visit Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. rates. Ron, 403-396-6089 helpinghandshomesupport.com 403-588-2550 for information. Escorts MASON MARTIN HOMES Massage New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. IRONMAN Scrap Metal Yard Therapy Dbl. att. garage. Recovery is picking up EDEN Care 403-588-2550 scrap again! Farm machin587-877-7399 10am-midnight 2005 MINI COOPER lthr., 5 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL ery, vehicles and industrial. www.laebon.com spd, 77596 kms., $17888. LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* SPRING LAWN CLEANUP WALK-INS WELCOME Serving central Alberta. Laebon Homes 346-7273 348-8788 Sport & Import INDEPENDENT w/own car 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Call 403-304-0678 403-318-4346

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WASHINGTON — An envelope addressed to a Mississippi senator twice tested positive Tuesday for ricin, a potentially fatal poison, congressional officials said, heightening concerns about terrorism a day after a bombing killed three people and left more than 170 injured at the Boston Marathon. One senator, Democrat Claire McCaskill, said authorities have a suspect in the fast-moving case, but she did not say if an arrest had been made. She added the letter was from an individual who frequently writes lawmakers. The FBI and U.S. Capitol Police are both investigating. Both declined to comment. Terrance W. Gainer, the Senate sergeant-at-arms, said in an emailed message to Senate offices that the envelope sent to Republican Sen. Roger Wicker had no obviously suspicious outside markings and lacked a return address. It bore a postmark from Memphis, Tennessee, where mail from parts of northern Mississippi has long been processed. Gainer added that there was “no indication that there are other suspect mailings.” Yet he urged caution, and also said the Senate off-site mail facility where the initial tests were performed on the letter will be closed for a few days while the investigation continues. The letter was discovered at a mail processing plant in Prince George’s County in suburban Maryland, according to Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. Wicker’s office issued a statement saying “any inquiries regarding member security must be directed to the United States Capitol Police.” But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters of the letter, and other lawmakers said they had been provided information by the office of the Senate sergeant-at-arms.

games, the ring operated “an international gambling business that catered to oligarchs residing in the former Soviet Union and throughout the world,” the indictment said. Prosecutors alleged proceeds were laundered through shell companies in Cyprus and in the United States by a criminal enterprise with strong ties to Russia and Ukraine. Assistant U.S. Attorney Harris Fischman told a U.S. magistrate judge in Manhattan that Vadim Trincher, 52, directed much of the international racketeering enterprise from his $5 million apartment at Trump Tower. “From his apartment he oversaw what must have been the world’s largest sports book,” Fischman said in a successful argument to have Trincher held for trial without bail. “He catered to millionaires and billionaires.” Trincher’s apartment is located directly below one owned by Donald Trump, authorities said. Fischman said FBI agents found $75,000 in cash and $2 million in chips from a Las Vegas casino in Trincher’s apartment.

2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail now or May 2 BDRM., 2 bath Lancaster 1 $900/mo., S.D. $650. condo. $1150 incl. all utils. Call 403-304-5337 N/S, No pets. Text or call 2 BDRM. bsmt, suite, avail 780-885-7351 immed. $825 + 1/3 utils. NEW 3 BDRM. 2 baths 403-872-3400 townhouse in Sylvan lake, a v a i l M a y 1 , 5 a p p l s . , LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. fenced yard, n/s, $1450, SUITES. 25+, adults only d.d., $1450, 403-848-3641 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

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Sean Desmond Carrigan, deceased, late of 2565 Jeanine Drive, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 4X8 NOTICE IF HEREBY GIVEN THAT all persons having claims against the Estate of the abovenamed deceased are required to send them to the undersigned Executor,

c/o Mullin DeMeo at 1626 Garnet Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V8P 3C8, before the 9th day of May, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they then have notice.

Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre

operates the Children’s Raffle License Number 348549 with a draw date of Thursday, April 18th, 2013. The following ticket numbers will not be included in the draw as they have been lost or stolen. Tickets 3591-3600 as well as 4241-4250.

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Sentinel Self-Storage

NOTICE OF SALE Goods and/or vehicles will be sold by Yellowhead Auctions on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Sentinel Self-Storage, 5433 47 Street, Red Deer, Alberta to satisfy outstanding charges for storage rental incurred by the following:

Luke Bonvie Finlay Wilson & Stacy Schewalje Ashley Durette Chris Stewart Michelle Cape Dated in the City of Edmonton, in the Province of Alberta this 15th day of April 2013, Sentinel Self-Storage Corp., #1970, 10123 - 99 Street, Edmonton, Alberta. T5J 3H1

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‘Unthinkable’ claims the innocent RESTAURANT MANAGER, 8-YEAROLD BOY IDENTIFIED AS VICTIMS IN BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Eight-year-old Martin Richard had just gotten ice cream and was near the Boston Marathon finish line, eagerly watching for friends to run by. Krystle Campbell was enjoying the race with her best friend, hoping to get a photo of the other woman’s boyfriend after he conquered the last mile. Then the unthinkable struck. The spirited 8-yearold, pictured on Facebook in his classroom holding a sign that read “No more hurting people,” was dead, along with the outgoing 29-year-old woman and a graduate student from China — victims of twin bombs that turned a scene of celebration into chaos. More than 170 others suffered injuries that included severed limbs, shrapnel wounds and abdominal lacerations. Jeff Bauman Jr., a man pictured in an Associated Press photo being rushed from the scene Monday in a wheelchair, lost both legs. Rescuers took the 27-year-old to Boston Medical Center, where doctors found extensive vascular and bone damage. “Unfortunately my son was just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” his father, Jeff Bauman, wrote in a Facebook post. The younger Bauman, who had been at the race to cheer on his girlfriend, had further surgery because of fluid in his abdomen. “I just can’t explain what’s wrong with people today, to do this to people,” the father wrote. “I’m really starting to lose faith in our country.” While mourning the dead Tuesday, friends and neighbours tried to focus on positive memories of cherished ones whose deaths still seemed unreal to them. “I just can’t get a handle on it,” said Jack Cunningham, a longtime friend of little Martin and his family. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “In an instant, life changes.” Photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin Richard, in Boston. Martin Richard, 8, was among the at Cunningham recalled how, as a pint-sized preschooler, the boy had insisted on getting out of his least three people killed in the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon Monday. stroller during a 5K race in South Boston. As soon as his mom let him out to run with the rest of the family, Martin took off along the rainy race course. “He was just having a ball, splashing in every puddle,” Cunningham said. The boy’s father, Bill Richard, released a statement thanking friends, family and strangers for their support following his son’s death. Congressman Stephen Lynch, a family friend, said Martin and his family were trying to get over the race barriers and into the street after the first blast, when the second bomb struck. “They were looking in the crowd as the runners were coming to see if they could identify some of their friends when the bomb hit,” said Lynch, who has known the Richards for 25 years. Bill Richard, a runner and cycling enthusiast who did not run the race, had to have several ball bearings removed from his leg, Lynch said. On Tuesday, a candle burned on the stoop of the family’s single-family home in the city’s Dorchester section, and the word “Peace” was written in chalk on the front walkway. A child’s bicycle helmet lay overturned near the front lawn. At a nearby park, “Pray for Martin” was written in large block letters on the pavement. A photo of the three Richard children on Halloween in 2009 showed a smiling Martin dressed as Woody from the Toy Story films, complete with cowboy hat and sheriff’s badge. Beside him stood Jane, dressed as the film character Jesse, and Henry, dressed as Harry Potter. Kevin Andrews, headmaster at the Neighborhood House Charter School, said the school community was heartbroken by the loss of the third-grader, whom he called “a bright, energetic young boy who had big dreams and high hopes for his future.” Cardinal Sean O’Malley, head of the RoTM man Catholic Church in * Boston, said a Mass on Tuesday in Israel for victims of the bombing, archdiocese officials said. He also called the pastor of St. Ann parish in Dorchester, where the Richards attend church, to say he was praying for them. Boston University said one of the victims was a graduate student Call 310-MYTV (6988), go to telus.com/optik who was watching the race with friends at the ® or visit your TELUS Store or Authorized Dealer. finish line, which is not far from the school. The Chinese Consulate in New York said the TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER victim was a Chinese naRed Deer tional, though it did not Bower Place Mall 5125 76A St. 7434 50th Ave. identify the student. 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