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Alberta may offer HPV shots for boys OFFICIALS WEIGH EFFECTIVENESS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta is looking at including boys in a free school vaccination program that protects girls from a virus that causes cervical and other types of deadly cancers. The HPV vaccine was first offered

to Grade 5 girls in the province in 2008. Since then, the province estimates about 61 per cent of girls between the ages of nine and 13 have received the shots. This summer, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and other officials are to meet with their counterparts across Canada in Ottawa to discuss the medical effectiveness of the vaccine when given to boys. “It is something Alberta is consid-

ering. But the decision will ultimately be based on evidence in terms of whether it works for boys or not,” said Alberta Health spokesman Bart Johnson. “And that is evidence that is going to be discussed between our chief medical officer of health and his counterparts across the country.” The vaccine protects against human papillomaviruses, which causes cervical cancer, head and neck cancers,

anal and penile cancers and genital warts. Last month, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada urged provincial health ministers to include boys in their HPV vaccine programs. The society has said extending the vaccine to boys would protect them against some cancers and genital warts.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield poses aboard the International Space Station. Innisfail students are expected to sing along with Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson this morning. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

Students aiming voices at stars IF ASTRAL FORCES LINE UP, INNISFAIL STUDENTS WILL SING ALONG WITH ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD AND BARENAKED LADIES SINGER ED ROBERTSON BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF If all the astral forces — including satellite transmitters — line up just right, Innisfail students will sing along with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson this morning. Some 150 students from the Ecole John Wilson Elementary School, along with 65 young musicians from Innisfail middle school and high school, will meet in the middle school gym at 10:30 a.m. — with their collective fingers crossed. If all goes well, a live Wi-Fi feed will allow the youngsters to see and hear, via the Internet, Com-

mander Hadfield strumming his guitar on the International space station. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Robertson and a Toronto school choir called The Gleeks will be singing a song co-written by the pop star and the astronaut, called I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing). And the Innisfail students will sing along, as part of this year’s Music Monday. Hundreds of Canadian school children, as well as those in the U.S. and other countries, will also be joining their voices in song, with the goal of “filling the skies with music.” “The students are so excited. 'This has really got them hooked on space,” said John Wilson elementary music teacher Jill Asmundson, who has been tying music and sci-

ence together for the past month. During every music class in April, her kindergarten to Grade 4 students have watched short YouTube videos of Hadfield trying to live a regular life in zero-gravity. “He’s shown them how to make peanut butter sandwiches in space ... how to sleep in space, how to clip your toenails in space ... it’s absolutely fascinating.” Her music student have also been learning the words to I.S.S. with the goal of singing it on this year’s Music Monday, an annual day of celebrating music sponsored by the Coalition for Music Education.

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Walk raises funds to support those injured at work BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Five years ago Dean Hyson’s life changed because of a workplace incident. The roofer was four storeys, almost 30 feet, above the ground working when things went awry. “We were emptying the gravel off the top of the roof,” said Hyson.


STEPS FOR LIFE “When I dumped a barrel off the roof it flipped over really fast and grabbed me by the sleeve. “It basically catapulted me off the roof.” He was in the air for a few seconds before he landed on the back of a dump truck and bounced off it before



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crashing to the ground. “When you fall that distance it feels about five minutes and you have time to think,” said Hyson. As he fell he recalled jumping off a cliff in Grade 8 and landing on a sandy slope. “So I’m looking at this dump truck

thinking maybe there’s enough slope of the gravel I can minimize my damage.” But as he tried to adjust he realized his face was lining up with the dump truck, so he panicked. “My head landed right in my lap and as I’m bouncing off I think, this is going to hurt,” said Hyson. “Landed face first in a rock bed.

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A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, May 6, 2013 was opposed by some Catholic school boards on moral grounds. Last November, the Calgary Catholic School Board reconsidered its opposition and voted to allow schoolbased HPV vaccinations for girls. In order to receive the vaccine a student must have written consent from parents. The Grande Prairie Catholic and District School Board has been holding parent and community meetings this spring as it reconsiders its opposition to allowing the vaccine to be given to girls in its schools. The board is expected to vote on its policy later this month or in June.


HPV: Would cut risk of girls becoming infected It would also cut the risk of girls becoming infected through sexual contact. So far, Prince Edward Island is the only province that has announced it intends to extend its HPV vaccine program to boys. Johnson said Dr. John Talbot, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, will make a recommendation to the province based on the national discussions. The Alberta government would then make a decision weighing the pros and cons, including the cost. Currently the province says it spends $3 million per year on its HPV vaccination program. “This decision will be based on a careful consideration of that evidence as well as a cost-benefit analysis,” Johnson said. “And then ultimately Alberta will make its decision on its own.” Last year the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, which reviews the scientific literature on vaccines, recommended vaccinating boys in a submission to the Public Health Agency of Canada. Dr. Saqib Shahab, Saskatchewan’s chief medical health officer, said the province is already getting enquiries from parents who want their sons to get the shots. He said his government will be looking more closely at the idea of extending its HPV vaccine program to boys, but not this year. Like other provincial governments, he said Saskatchewan must consider how practical such a policy would be. Shahab said studies show boys are at less of a risk of contracting cancer from the virus. Governments must also consider how many boys would actually get the vaccine. “The cost effectiveness factor is not that great for boys,” he said. “Obviously cost is not the only thing you should look at health care, but with so many competing varieties (of disease), it is one thing we have to consider.” Shahab said if more jurisdictions decide to extend their HPV programs to boys, the cost of the vaccine may come down. Currently, Gardasil is the only vaccine approved for use on boys and young men in Canada. In 2008 Alberta was one of the last provinces to approve the use of the HPV vaccine for girls, a move that

SPACE: Music Monday This year’s theme song contains the lyrics: ‘So sing your song, I’m listening, out where stars are glistening, I can hear your voices bouncing off the moon. ...” Asmundson said this imagery particularly appeals to younger student, who have asked her questions such as “Will (Hadfield) really be listening?” While Asmundson’s classes have participated in previous Music Mondays (last year’s event featured a theme song by Canadian singer Luke Doucet), none have created as much buzz as this one with the involvement of Hadfield (through the Canadian Space Agency) and the CBC. “The kids are so interested,” said Asmundson, who noted the first Canadian to walk in space is also a photographer and musician, as well as a scientist. “He’s a real Renaissance Man” who has a great rapport with young people. The Innisfail elementary students, who are also writing about space and discussing it in other classes, will be dressing up as planets, stars — and maybe even aliens — for today’s singalong. If the signal for Hadfield’s live feed doesn’t work in the gym in the morning, Asmundson said her students will still sing his song at 10:30 a.m. and she will replay the video to students in her music classes in the afternoon.

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Dean Hyson was injured when he fell off a roof almost 30 feet above the ground five years ago. He spoke about this incident to kick off the Steps for Life 5 km walk Sunday at Bower Ponds. The walk was to raise funds for the families of those who have died or been seriously injured at work. cent of his T9 and T10 in his spine as well as four other vertebrae and broke a piece off his spine, which was close enough that it mended back together. He was in the hospital for a week before he was able to get up and walk again. “I was lucky just to do that, I was lucky to be alive,” said Hyson. “When we were on that roof that do it was windy, nobody was wearing harnesses.” Hyson’s story of workplace tragedy kicked off the Steps for Life walk Sunday at Bower Ponds. The 5 km walk raised funds to provide support for the families of those who have died or been seriously injured at work. Dan Trottier, Central Alberta Canadian Society of Safety Engineering chapter chair, said the walk support the CSSE’s national vision and is a good kick off for North American Oc-

WALK: Lucky to be alive “When I came to, realized I was OK and proceeded to try to get up I felt a tearing pain in my abdomen.” He rolled around trying to scream, but couldn’t because he had broken four ribs. He also fractured more than 50 per

Police put the brakes on unruly Discovery of dead gathering of motorcycle gangs male ‘suspicious’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


VANCOUVER — Vancouver Island cops put the brakes on a large gathering of the province’s most notorious biker gangs on Saturday. Police say hundreds of members of the Hells Angels and Outlaw Motorcycle Club took to the highway for their annual ride between Nanaimo and Victoria. Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit spokesman, Sgt. Lindsey Houghton says police officers from a number of agencies joined forces near Duncan to meet and stop the outlaw motorcycle gang members. Houghton says the bikers ignored

red lights at intersections, were seen speeding, and unsafely passing other vehicles. He says the group blocked traffic and refused to pull over for safety inspections by police. Houghton says those who did not comply with police direction have been noted and will face appropriate enforcement action. He says police won’t allow bikers to intimidate communities with their noisy rides. Houghton says May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Month in B.C., and police used the opportunity to conduct road safety checks.

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A welfare check led Red Deer Mounties to a dead male in a residence last week, a death they are investigating as suspicious. Late Friday afternoon RCMP were dispatched to a Red Deer residence after the male had been found by another person making the welfare check. Police did not release the identity of the victim. The RCMP Calgary Major Crimes Unit and the Red Deer General Investigative Section are investigating this incident and treating it as suspicious. If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-406-2356 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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cupational Health and Safety Week. “We’re killing hundreds of people a year,” said Trottier. “There are people who are dying and those of us in the safety profession are trying to see what we can do to minimize that.” There are several other events planned throughout Central Alberta including a mock accident at St. Patrick Community School on Monday, numerous different types of safety training throughout the week, a recognition event to close out the week and a personal protection equipment fashion show at Red Deer College on Friday. But it all started with Steps for Life on Monday. “Steps is a great walk,” said Trottier. “Every volunteer that is here believes in making workplaces a safe place to be.”

County enacts ban on fires A dry start to spring has forced Red Deer County to enact a fire ban. As of Saturday the only fires in the county allowed are those contained within heating or cooking apparatus and are fuelled by fluids, gases or charcoal briquettes. Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes are also allowed, while all other types of fires are banned. Any person violating the conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with the Red Deer County Fire Services bylaw, 2005/10 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

“And they’re off” HORSE RACING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY AT ALBERTA DOWNS BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF With the Call to the Post blasting over the loudspeaker the horse racing season at Alberta Downs near Lacombe got underway. The first of 60 race days between now and Oct. 19 will feature racing on Saturday, Sunday and holiday throughout the season. In July and August they will also race on Mondays. “We have the best three-year -olds racing this summer in Western Canada,” said Christina Ming, Alberta Downs race manager. Located just south of Lacombe the only mile dirt standardbred racetrack in Canada has over $1 million in stake races this year for two- and three-year -olds. Ming and her staff have put a lot of work getting the track ready for the summer’s races. “Once it’s going it kind of goes on its own,” said Ming. “To get there it takes a lot of work.” Fred Gillis, Alberta Standardbred Horse Association executive director, said part of what they do is reach out and find community non-profit organizations to partner with. “We have the most exciting sport in Canada and people just need to come and experience it,” said Gillis. “We’ve reached out to the community, we have people coming from the breast cancer society, firefighters, seniors and all we had to do was get them here once and now they come out often.” Every year Gillis chooses a horse, this year it is one called No Fear. Different organizations phone ahead and get on a list and throughout the year a portion of the earnings of that horse go to the organization.

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Alberta Downs, located just south of Lacombe off of Hwy 2, celebrated opening weekend for the season with races starting on Saturday. The racetrack will feature 60 race days this summer with races going Saturday, Sunday and all holidays until Oct. 19. In July and August races will also take place on Mondays. “The first group up this year is a senior’s group and they sponsor a race,” said Gillis. “They will get 25 per cent of his gross earning at the end of the month.” Other organizations who participate include the Lacombe Fire Department,

the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation and the breast cancer society. Alberta Downs is a family run racetrack, something Ming takes pride in. “I think a lot of people have a misconception about the racetrack as

18 and over and for gamblers,” said Ming. “It’s not, people come out for the afternoon, sit outside and watch the horses race. “It’s a lot of fun.”


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RCMP Const. Jeff Hewitt gets an order from a table at Cora’s restaurant in Red Deer Saturday. Hewitt and several other local law enforcement members worked at the restaurant over the weekend as part of Cops and Crepes, an effort to raise funds for the Alberta Torch Run, which provides assistance to the Special Olympics.


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ment agencies. “It gives us opportunities to run local athletic programs for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities,” said Dartnell. Some of sports offered in Red Deer include softball, floor hockey, track and field and bowling. “The donations have been incredible,” said Dartnell. “The people of Red Deer are very generous when it comes to supporting their community.”


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volved in,” said Gabrielson. Alberta law enforcement torch run members are active in the community raising funds for the Special Olympics in different ways. “A lot of the customers said they wish we were here more often,” said RCMP Const. Jeff Hewitt. “I don’t know if its our service or what, but they have been really supportive and the tips have been rolling in.” Michael Dartnell, Red Deer Special Olympics Coach, was grateful for the support from the participating law enforce-


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Even though they were wearing their regular uniforms, area law enforcement officers had a different job Saturday and Sunday morning, bussing and serving tables at Cora’s Restaurant in Red Deer. The second year of Cops and Crepes for Special Olympics Alberta saw a handful of RCMP, Alberta Sheriffs, Red Deer Peace Officers and Lacombe Police Service members waiting tables. For Lacombe Police Const. Rachael Gabrielson it was a chance to brush up on her serving skills, as that was her job prior to becoming a police officer. “We’re pretending to be servers,” said Gabrielson. “We’re attempting, very hard, the Cora’s staff tells us what to do and we follow their lead.”

Last year Central Alberta law enforcement agencies raised $3,600 for Alberta Speical Olympics and they hope to raise more this year. “We only did one day last year, so this time we’re going to do two days,” said Gabrielson. “Hopefully we’re going to double that.” Being a server for a weekend Gabrielson said she gets to interact with people in a positive way. “These athletes work very hard, they’re doing two or three events and I thought it was something I really wanted to get in-


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Post-secondary squeeze PROVINCIAL REVENUE PROBLEM UNDERMINES HIGHER EDUCATION BY DAVID BAUGH SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Steep, 7.3 per cent cuts to post-secondary education in the 2013 provincial budget illustrate Alberta’s revenue problem. They come without a clear plan to reform post-secondary, and are aggravated by grant increases over the previous three years of zero, zero and two per cent, with inflation at about two per cent annually. In Budget 2012, the Alberta government had announced spending of $41 billion, with $11 billion to come from non-renewable resource revenues. Pipeline congestion from enhanced U.S. production led to discounting of Alberta oil for market access. By December, the spread between West Texas Intermediate and Western Canada Select widened to $38 a barrel. With $6 billion less revenue forecast for 2013, Canada’s richest province became too poor to fund the level of services expected of a modern society. Many Albertans are proud of having

no sales tax and the lowest income tax. Non-renewable resource revenues are used to keep taxes low and stimulate the economy, and are not saved in the Heritage Fund. A large net inflow of newcomers every year leads to new capital spending for schools, hospital beds and other infrastructure roughly equal to a city the size of Red Deer. Meanwhile, the subsidy for two million Albertans, who paid below market value for services used, is now a subsidy for 3.9 million people. Program spending becomes too heavily linked to commodity price volatility. This time, when prices fell, colleges and universities are being asked to saw off healthy limbs to balance budgets. After pipelines are added in the next boom, demand for construction materials and labour will again inflate building costs, with multibillion-dollar overruns for oilsands plants, more years of extraction of nonrenewable before royalties are reaped, and cost overruns for public infrastructure.

The new energy regulator could order a more orderly pace of development, but that would require political will. Another social pathology in not paying for what we use is that more live beyond their means: personal indebtedness has reached record levels. Higher interest rates could limit this, but monetary policy is a federal matter and Canada-wide. Interest rates will stay low due to weakness in other regions and the exchange rate of the dollar. Another macroeconomic tool is fiscal policy; it is available. In March 2013, the spread between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Western Canada Select (WCS) crude oil returned to the normal $17 range due to increased shipments by rail, which will continue. The immediate revenue rationale for $147 million in cuts to post-secondary has ended, but an underlying problem remains. A modest tax increase is needed. The flat tax, which eliminated upper

brackets for high earners, benefits those who need it least. Because they also heavily fund conservative parties that control the legislature, return to a progressive tax is unlikely. That tax is also less likely to slow reckless buying by middle income groups. Therefore, to stabilize the revenue side of the provincial budget, combat the rise in personal debt and allow more savings of resource income after pipeline capacity is added, Alberta should occupy the two GST points that Ottawa vacated and add two more, for an easily administered, harmonized sales tax. Whether the damage to post-secondary education goes forward remains to be seen, and some of the province’s mandate letters to Red Deer College and the universities could benefit Central Alberta, but that is another topic. David Baugh, PhD, is an instructor and head of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Red Deer College.

A transformative energy experience Some people think a widespread shift from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources is not practical or even possible. You’ve probably heard the arguments: wind doesn’t always blow, sun doesn’t always shine, the technology’s not advanced enough, installations take up too much space, we need sources of baseload power that can only come from fossil fuels or nuclear power. And so we carry on, rushing to squeeze every last drop of oil and gas from the ground using increasingly difficult and destructive methods like fracking, deep-sea drilling and oil sands extraction, with seemingly little concern for what we’ll do after we’ve burned it all. DAVID A lot of research is chalSUZUKI lenging those skeptical assumptions, including some by the David Suzuki Foundation, working with the Trottier Energy Futures Project. “Canada has vast renewable energy resources in the form of hydropower, solar, wind energy, and biomass, as well as geothermal, wave, and tidal resources that are many times larger than current or projected levels of total fuel and electricity consumption,” the recent Trottier report, An Inventory of Low-Carbon Energy for Canada, concludes. Those findings are confirmed by research and experience elsewhere in the world. A study by engi-


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neers at Stanford University reports, “it is technically and economically feasible to convert New York’s all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by wind, water and sunlight,” and doing so “shows the way to a sustainable, inexpensive and reliable energy supply that creates local jobs and saves the state billions of dollars in pollution-related costs.” An article in the New York Times points to research by the Paris-based International Energy Agency, showing, “Thirteen countries got more than 30 per cent of their electricity from renewable energy in 2011.” The Stanford study’s lead author, engineering professor Mark Z. Jacobson, told the New York Times, “You could power America with renewables from a technical and economic standpoint. The biggest obstacles are social and political — what you need is the will to do it.” It would be even less of a challenge in Canada. Thanks in part to our abundant hydro resources, we produced more than 63 per cent of our electricity with renewable sources in 2011. The U.S. produced 12.3 per cent. The biggest obstacles in shifting to clean energy may be social and political, but one of the greatest challenges is creating a “smart” electricity grid. As Trottier Project managing director Ralph Torrie says, we’ll have to replace our antiquated grid with one that “will use information technologies to balance a wider range of supply sources, energy storage, interprovincial transfers of electricity and a wide variety of energy management and efficiency tools.” Because the current system is due for an overhaul, now is an ideal time to invest in reconfiguring it.

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Statcan braces for release IN WAKE OF LONG-FORM CENSUS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Has Statistics Canada — renowned around the world for its ability to take snapshots of Canadian life — lost some of its zoom? The answer will come Wednesday, when the agency’s National Household Survey reveals how much critical information was lost in the controversial transition two years ago from a mandatory long-form census to a voluntary questionnaire. Experts and observers say they expect the very specific, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood information about certain types of Canadians — long a hallmark of the census — will be much more limited. To be sure, the results of the inaugural National Household Survey will still include detailed information about immigration, birthplace, aboriginal Canadians and visible minorities, among other categories. But the folks who develop policy and plan for items such as roads, hospitals, low-income housing, recreation centres and immigrant services across Canada are worried about how far they’ll be able to drill down into the numbers. “This information is important so each of the communities will be able to push the government on programs and benefits and actions that are needed to address disparities,” said Avvy Go, director of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. “It’s not just visible minorities as a category or women as a category, we need more detail within that category.” The Conservatives cited concerns about personal freedoms in 2010 when they eliminated the long-form census, which famously threatened fines or even jail time for those who didn’t want to fill it out. That decision prompted an outcry from municipalities, economists, cultural and religious groups and the opposition parties, among others. Statistics Canada has already signalled that the quality of the information won’t be the same. One-third of Canadian households received the National Household Survey in 2011, and of those, 68.6 per cent completed it fully, compared with the typical 94 per cent response rate of a mandatory questionnaire. What worries statisticians isn’t so much how many Canadians who ignored the survey, but who: some groups are less likely to fill out the forms, making it harder to get a reliable picture — a phenomenon called “non-response bias.” The agency conducted simulations of the survey in three cities, and concluded that low-income earners, registered aboriginals and black Canadians were among the groups less likely to participate. “For many users, the data will be fine,” said Ian McKinnon, chairman of the National Statistics Council. “For some small areas, and for some small groups,

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A pedestrian walks past the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa. The agency’s National Household Survey will reveal this week how much critical information was lost in the controversial transition two years ago from a mandatory long-form census to a voluntary questionnaire. the data may not be robust enough to meet publication standards, and so they’ll be suppressed.” John Campey, executive director of Social Planning Toronto, said he’s been analyzing 2006 census data for a new community centre that’s opening in the city’s downtown core. “It’s an area where there’s significant development, and they want to know who’s moving in, do they have kids, how many kids, what are the main languages spoken, all of those kinds of things,” Campey said. “This information will be much less accurate because one in three people didn’t fill it out.” Statistics Canada has been using the data from the last mandatory long-form census in 2006 to check the information gathered in 2011 and weed out data that simply doesn’t make sense. But by 2015, which is when the next National Household Survey will be distributed, that 2006 benchmark will be five years older and even less reliable than it is now.

OTTAWA — Some helicopters from U.S. President Barack Obama’s cast-off fleet may yet find their way into the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Canadian Press has learned Defence Minister Peter MacKay recently ordered National Defence to take another look at whether some of the nine VH71 aircraft — purchased for spare parts to keep this country’s search-and-rescue choppers flying — can be made fully operational. MacKay plans to tour the hangar, at IMP Aerospace in Nova Scotia, where the discarded presidential fleet has been housed since the Harper government spent $164 million to acquire it from the Pentagon. Both the air force and the department’s material branch have insisted the American helicopters were only suitable for spares because they do not have an air worthiness certificate, nor an electronics suite for search and rescue. But MacKay, in an interview with The Canadian Press, says he’s ordered a review to see what sort of work would be needed to bring as many as four of them on to the flight line. “This is something we’re very serious about,” he said, noting it would be cheaper than buying additional CH-149 Cormorants. “I’m not saying it would be cost-neutral but I can’t think of anything that would have more of an immediate impact” on search and rescue operations, MacKay said. MacKay ordered the second look before last week’s searing auditor general report, in which National Defence was told it didn’t have enough new aircraft or the right kind of helicopters devoted to saving lives in the hinterlands. Specifically, Michel Ferguson took aim at the air force’s use of CH-146 Griffon utility helicopters out of Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ont. The light chopper cannot make it all of the way to the Arctic or other far-flung destinations without refuelling. The Griffons were placed at Central Canada’s major search-and-rescue hub because the Cormorants, purchased by a previous Liberal government, faced routine, often infuriating, spare parts shortages. The problem has largely been eliminated with the purchase of the used VH-71s, which are similar to the EH-101 airframe on which the Cormorant is based. Shortly after taking office, the Obama administration cancelled the VH-71 program of new presidential helicopters, which was started under former president George W. Bush. The projected cost had doubled to US $13 billion.

Most sexual assault victims lack confidence in system: Justice survey BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — A majority of sexual assault victims have little to no confidence in the police, the courts or the criminal justice system, according to a new government survey that echoes what advocates have been saying for years. The responses in the Justice Canada survey indicate that two-thirds of the men and women who took part had no faith in the justice system, the process of filing a complaint against their abuser and the prospect of seeing a conviction. The majority of victims of both child and adult sexual abuse did not even bother filing a complaint with the police, fearing they would be blamed or wouldn’t be taken seriously, the document says. “Survivors also often feel they are

not believed and are somehow to blame,” says the report called The Victims of Crime Research Digest. “There was a perception among some that while the survivor must cope with the traumatic experience, the accused is not punished.” The report surveyed 207 sex abuse survivors at six sexual assault centres in mostly urban areas across Canada in 2009 and represented different demographic groups, including aboriginals in the North. It found that the majority — including 70 per cent of the male participants — did not report the abuse to police because they feared they wouldn’t be believed or didn’t trust the justice system. The Justice Department declined a request for an interview. A spokeswoman for Justice Minister Rob Nicholson sent an email instead saying the federal government has im-

plemented measures to reduce violence, such as strengthening sentences for those who commit child sexual offences. The email did not respond to specific questions about the survey. Frontline workers have long said there are too many deterrents in the criminal justice system that discourage sexual assault victims from coming forward with complaints. Hilla Kerner of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter says the Justice Department findings are of no surprise. “It’s just the same old, same old,” she said from her office. “There is a general national failure of the criminal justice system to respond to women reporting on all forms of male violence against women — rape, battery, incest and prostitution.” The document, which was released late last month, said 43 per cent of men and women in the sample from north-


ern Canada had no confidence in the criminal justice system while 35 per cent of the female sample were not very confident in the court process. Kerner said there are several failings in the justice system that result in many cases going unreported. She said police don’t do thorough enough investigations, victims are made to feel that the assault was their fault, prosecutors rarely take the cases to court and the conviction rate is low. Her group, which receives about 1,200 calls a year, sampled a month’s worth of calls last year and saw that out of 113, only 17 women decided to file a complaint with the police. Of those, one case was tried and got a conviction. “Whenever the Crown decides to drop charges, which is more often than not in sexual assault cases, they’re preventing this justice of holding men accountable,” she said.

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Rumble in the capital JUSTIN ABDELKADER

GONE FOR TWO GAMES Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader has been suspended two games for Saturday’s hit on Anaheim’s Toni Lydman. The suspension means Abdelkader must miss Games 4 and 5 of the first-round playoff series between the Red Wings and Ducks. Anaheim leads the series 2-1. Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second period. Anaheim went on to win the game 4-0. The 26-yearold Abdelkader played all 48 games during the regular season for Detroit, scoring 10 goals with three assists. He also scored a goal in Game 2 against Anaheim, and the Red Wings went on to win 5-4 in overtime. Game 4 is Monday night.


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SENATORS TAKE FIGHT-FILLED GAME THREE OVER CANADIENS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Senators 6 Canadiens 1 OTTAWA — Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored his first NHL hat trick Sunday night to lead the Senators in a fight-filled, 6-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens as Ottawa took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The third period started out with the Senators leading 2-1, but after Pageau’s second goal of the night and a Kyle Turris marker seven minutes in, emotions overflowed and a line brawl broke out at centre ice. Pageau, who was born in Ottawa, brought the 20,249 on hand at Scotiabank Place to its feet after scoring his second of the game at 1:18 of the third period to give the Senators a 3-1 lead. Turris’ goal, his first of the series, at the seven-minute mark put the game out of reach and on the ensuing faceoff four different fights broke out. The Senators ended up with the man advantage and Jakob Silfverberg scored on the power play as he beat Habs goalie Carey Price up high to make it 5-1 with over 12 minutes remaining. More penalties were taken and at one point Ottawa was left with just five players on the bench, while Montreal had six. Pageau completed the hat trick, just the second player in Senators history to score a hat trick in the playoffs after Daniel Alfredsson did it in 1998, with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Alfredsson scored Ottawa’s opening goal and Craig Anderson stopped 33 shots. Price faced 30 shots in a game he will want to forget. Rene Bourque scored the lone goal for the Canadiens at 14:34 of the first. Captain Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty, who both missed Game 2, were back in the lineup for the Canadiens. Pageau, with his first career playoff goal, gave the Senators a 2-1 lead early in the second as he slipped between defencemen P.K. Subban and Andrei Markov to beat


Ottawa Senators’ Chris Neil beats down on Montreal Canadiens’ Travis Moen during game three of the first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff series at the Scotiabank Place in Ottawa on Sunday. Price over the shoulder. Pageau is not likely to forget the goal as he was hit in the mouth by Subban on the goal and lost a tooth. Players could be seen looking for the tooth on the ensuing goal celebration. The Canadiens had a couple of great chances to tie the game in the second, but came up short. Alex Galchenyuk was stopped by Anderson as he came racing in alone, and then with Montreal on the power play, Tomas Plekanec rang a shot off the crossbar. A physical first period ended with the teams tied 1-1. The Senators made the most of a 28-second two man advantage as Alfredsson

Canada dropped in shootout by the Swiss


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picked up his own rebound at his feet and quickly rifled it past the right of Price. It was the Senators first power-play goal of the series. Montreal tied the game with a powerplay goal of its own as Plekanec found Bourque to create a two-on-one. Bourque’s shot looked harmless enough, but the change of speed seemed to throw Anderson off and he was unable to get over in time and he could only watch as the puck trickled across the goal line. The Senators were forced to play most of the game with just five defencemen as Patrick Wiercioch, making his playoff debut, left the game midway through the first with a lower body injury and never returned.


Team Canada goalie Mike Smith fails to stop a puck as Switzerland scores the first goal during first period action, Sunday, at the world hockey championship in Stockholm Sweden.

MENS WORLD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Switzerland 3 Canada 2 SO STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Lindy Ruff was left wishing for selfishness from his talented Canadian forwards Sunday at the IIHF World Hockey Championship. Too much passing and not enough getting the puck on net in regulation were the root

causes of a 3-2 shootout loss to Switzerland. Canada’s inability to score more than one goal in eight rounds of a shootout will be the talk of the game, but it was a secondary issue. Canada passed the puck around for 34 seconds with an extra attacker and never got a shot away during a delayed penalty early in the second period.

Switzerland intercepted a pass to kill the play. That was a snapshot of Canada’s loss. “We’re passing to open people and the puck isn’t going to the net enough,” Ruff said. “We had a couple of wide-open looks that we could have shot and didn’t shoot. That’s a bit of the mentality that we’ve got to get away from.” Switzerland’s win was just the second in 28 world championship game against Canada, following a 4-1 victory in 2010. The Canadians mustered just three shots on Martin Gerber in the first period and 21 during regulation. The former NHL goaltender stopped Canada’s Matt Duchene for the win after Reto Suri scored his second of the shootout on Canada’s Mike Smith. Duchene was the only Canadian to beat Gerber in the shootout and the Colorado Avalanche forward scored on the first of three attempts. Jordan Eberle of the Edmonton Oilers was stopped twice. Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers forwards Claude Giroux and Matt Read were also denied by 38-year-old Gerber, who won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006. Denis Hollenstein and New York Islanders prospect Nino Niederreiter scored in regulation for the Swiss. Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Ladd and

Read were Canada’s goalscorers. Smith was thrown into the deep end in his first world championship game for Canada. The Phoenix Coyotes goalie made 26 saves and stopped six of eight in extra shots. “He gave us an opportunity to win it,” Ruff said. “You can’t criticize that. We had our opportunities and didn’t take advantage of it. “You’d probably pick some of the talent we had shooting to win you the game and it didn’t go our way.” Canada earned four points out of a possible six from their two games in two days to start the tournament. They opened with a 3-1 win over Denmark and face Norway on Tuesday. The strength of this Canadian team is the international experience and pedigree of the forwards. Ruff coached Canada to a silver medal in 2009, but there hasn’t been a podium since. Canadian teams have lost three straight quarter-finals at the world championships. The Swiss upset the host Swedes to start the tournament and have five points behind leader Norway with six in the Stockholm pool. The Norwegians edged Denmark 3-2 and Belarus edged Slovenia 4-3 Sunday.

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Bats come alive as Jays salvage win over Mariners BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Blue Jays 10 Mariners 2 TORONTO — After a string of deflating losses, everything finally went right for the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Rogers Centre. Mark DeRosa belted a three-run homer and Melky Cabrera added a solo shot as Toronto crushed the Seattle Mariners 10-2 to end a four-game losing skid. The Blue Jays had a season-high 15 hits and Brandon Morrow turned in a solid eight-inning performance for his first win of the season. “That’s a pretty good recipe today for winning,” said manager John Gibbons. “Great pitching and we made a lot of things happen offensively, we got a lot of hits. “It was a good game. We’ve been waiting for that one.” DeRosa, Cabrera and Maicer Izturis had three hits apiece for the 11-21 Blue Jays, who avoided the three-game sweep. Joe Saunders absorbed the loss as Seattle (1518) had its three-game winning streak come to an end. It was a rare offensive outburst from the Blue Jays, who had struggled at the plate throughout the 2-4 homestand. “We were desperate for that, we needed

something like that,” Gibbons said of the victory. “It’s not like we’re just waiting to get on a roll. We needed a win and they were hard to come by. “Hopefully that spurs something ... we’ll see.” Cabrera opened the bottom of the fifth inning with his first homer of the season. DeRosa followed a few batters later with a rainbow shot — his second homer of the season — that landed in the centre-field seats. “No one’s giving up in here,” DeRosa said. “We’re going to keep fighting. We’ve got the guys to do it and we’re going to keep going. Brandon pitched a heck of a game for us.” Morrow (1-2) allowed just three hits and had just one bad inning. He issued back-to-back walks to open the fifth and loaded the bases on two occasions before escaping on a Michael Morse fly ball. Morrow gave up two earned runs in the frame and finished the day with five walks and eight strikeouts. It was the longest start by a Toronto pitcher this season. “It always helps when you get a lead pitching,” Morrow said.

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Toronto Blue Jays centrefielder Emilio Bonifacio slides back to first base safe as Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak is late with the tag during second inning baseball action in Toronto on Sunday.

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Kunitz OT goal lifts Pens over Isles up,” Crosby said. “I pulled up looking for someone. I didn’t see anyone so I thought I would take it to the net. “We were hoping we could get it done quickly.” The Penguins went 3-for-5 on the power play and yielded Kyle Okposo’s short-handed goal, but held New York scoreless on its three advantages. “We had our chances. They scored on the power plays and we didn’t,” said Islanders coach Jack Capuano, who declined to comment on the officiating. “You always talk about special teams being a big factor, and that was the difference.” When New York scored twice in the first 5:41 to go up 2-0 in Game 3, old Nassau Coliseum rocked as it did in the Stanley Cup-winning days of the early 1980s. However, this was the Islanders’ first home playoff game since 2007, and the fans were soaking it all in. Not so fast. The Penguins stormed back with a pair of power-play goals 19 seconds apart — first by Jarome Iginla on a 5-on-3 advantage, and then by Kunitz on the second half. When Pascal Dupuis gave Pittsburgh its first lead with 1 minute left in the opening period — capping the three-goal spurt in 5:42 — the early euphoria was gone in a flash. “You have to give them credit. They got up two and

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penguins 5 Islanders 4 OT UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Pittsburgh Penguins bounced back from their home disappointment and dished out their fair share to the suddenly shocked New York Islanders. All it took was Sidney Crosby and a very powerful power play to do the trick. Chris Kunitz scored his second man-advantage goal of the game 8:44 into overtime, off the third assist of the day by Crosby, and the Penguins rode a slew of ups and downs Sunday en route to a 5-4 victory over the Islanders that gave top-seeded Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. The Islanders came in still enjoying the positive effects of their 4-3 comeback win on Friday in Pittsburgh that gave them a surprising split of the first two games of the Eastern Conference series. The Penguins will try to take a commanding 3-1 lead Tuesday on Long Island. Crosby, playing his second game after missing a month because of a broken jaw, drew the decisive penalty against Brian Strait, who held the Penguins captain as he drove the net 33 seconds before the winning goal. “He kind of wrapped me

they showed no quit,” said Iginla, a key late-season trade pickup by the Penguins. “It meant a lot on the road to get those two back. “There is a lot of emotion, unpredictability in the playoffs. You have to learn to control that.” Douglas Murray pushed Pittsburgh’s lead to 4-2 in the second, and it appeared the Penguins would cruise. But it was a bumpy road back to regaining home-ice advantage against the upstart Islanders. It was tough enough for the Penguins to erase their own deficit, but squandering a twogoal lead in the third period is certainly out of character for one of the Stanley Cup favourites. Pittsburgh took the series opener 5-0 on Wednesday, but since then has been dealing with an inability to hang on. Allowing two goals in the third period led to a loss Friday. Pittsburgh led that one 2-0 and 3-1 in the first period. “There was a lot of emotion in this game. They really came after us,” Kunitz said. Okposo, who had a gameturning fight and game-winning goal in Game 2, started this comeback with a shorthanded goal that made it 4-3 at 5:31 of the third. John Tavares tied it with 9:12 remaining in regulation with his first NHL post-season goal in his third game.


Pittsburgh Penguins’ Douglas Murray, right, checks New York Islanders’ John Tavares who tries to get off a shot during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL Stanley Cup first-round playoff series on Sunday, in Uniondale, N.Y.

Wild get OT win over Blackhawks BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wild 3 Blackhawks 2 OT ST. PAUL, Minn. — Beating the Chicago Blackhawks usually requires a certain kind of performance: bruising, aggressive and unflappable. That’s precisely what the Minnesota Wild produced, entertaining the fans at their first home playoff game in five years. They had a little luck, too, when Jason Zucker blindly sent his bad-angle overtime shot toward the goal. Zucker scored at 2:15 of the extra period to give the Wild a 3-2 victory on Sunday to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series. “I don’t know if I even saw the net. I probably didn’t even look at the net,” said the rookie Zucker, who raced to the corner and jumped against the glass to celebrate. “I just tried shooting it, and it happened to go in for me.” Pierre-Marc Bouchard had a goal for the Wild after Johnny Oduya scored for the Blackhawks late in the first period. Patrick Kane had two assists for the Blackhawks and has five in the series. Zach Parise’s first goal of the series came early in the third period, but Duncan Keith got one back for the Blackhawks with 2:46 left in regulation after a slow line change by the suddenly conservative Wild. That forced the second overtime in three games of this best-of-seven series. But rather than losing their edge in the

locker room, the Wild returned to the ice after the third intermission with the same fire they had all afternoon. “They just took it to another level,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. He added: “You can’t go out there and try to make pretty plays. It’s got to be ugly. We’re not doing that enough. Once we start doing that, we’ve got the strength, the speed and skill to get on the board and make things happen.” Game 4 is here on Tuesday night. “I think we have to get greasy goals if we want to be successful. There’s too much on the outside. We’ve got to get determined in that front area,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. After taking the top-seeded Blackhawks to overtime in Game 1 at Chicago, the Wild fell flat and lost 5-2 in Game 2. They took full advantage of the shift in venue and fed off the noise and excitement in the building. Trying to match the Blackhawks and their speed, deft passing and seemingly infinite depth would be an impossible task for the Wild, so they knew they needed to bring more energy to fuel the announced crowd of 19,238 and a nasty streak to distract the visitors a bit from their finessebased game. The hits in the first period were 17-4 in favour of the Wild and 34-13 for the game, with eight by Cal Clutterbuck and seven by Devin Setoguchi. “They’ve got some physical players, and I think the crowd was re-

ally into the game too,” Keith said. “Loud building. They got that rave music going all game long. It gets the place rocking in there.” Corey Crawford made 34 saves for the Blackhawks, but the Wild found a potential weakness on the top shelf. All three of their goals went high. The last two of them came off a feisty forecheck. Rookie Charlie Coyle fished the puck off the end boards to set up Parise, the first goal of the series for the first line. Then Matt Cullen didn’t give up on maintaining possession after falling on his stomach behind the net in overtime, poking a pass to Zucker before Oduya swooped in. “I’m a Minnesotan, so I know how long people have been waiting for playoff hockey. It’s a lot of fun,” Cullen said. Bouchard and Stephane Veilleux are the only two players left from the 2003 Wild team that reached the Western Conference finals, and Veilleux played for two other teams before returning last season. They’re two of five players, with Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom, remaining from 2008, the last time they made the playoffs. “You’ve got to go through it, and you’ve got to experience it,” Parise said. “Remember that some of these guys have only been in three playoff games. But the good sign is that we got better from the first two games.”

Canucks on ropes after loss to Sharks BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sharks 5 Canucks 2 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture each scored twice to spoil Cory Schneider’s return to the nets for Vancouver and the San Jose Sharks won their third straight game to open the playoffs, beating the Canucks 5-2 on Sunday night. Pavelski scored the first two goals and Couture and Patrick Marleau added scores 9 seconds apart to break the game open early in the third period and give the Sharks a 3-0 series lead. Couture added a second power-play goal early in the third to end Schneider’s night and give him a playoff-best four points for the game. Antti Niemi made 28 saves. San Jose will attempt to complete the first series sweep in franchise history at home on Tuesday night.

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Hockey Wednesday, May 1: San Jose 3, Vancouver 1 Friday, May 3: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, OT Sunday, May 5: Vancouver 2, San Jose 5 Tuesday, May 7: Vancouver at San Jose, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, May 9: San Jose at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 Wednesday, May 1: Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 0 Friday, May 3: N.Y. Islanders 4, Pittsburgh 3 Sunday, May 5: Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 4, OT Tuesday, May 7: Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9: N.Y. Islanders at Pittsburgh, 5 p.m. Ottawa 2, Montreal 1 Thursday, May 2: Ottawa 4, Montreal 2 Friday, May 3: Montreal 3, Ottawa 1 Sunday, May 5: Ottawa 6, Montreal 1 Tuesday, May 7: Montreal at Ottawa, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Ottawa at Montreal, 5 p.m.

St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday, April 30: St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Thursday, May 2: St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Saturday, May 4: Los Angeles 1, St. Louis 0 Monday, May 6: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD Sunday’s summaries

San Jose 3, Vancouver 0

Canadiens 1 at Senators 6 First Period 1. Ottawa, Alfredsson 1 (Gonchar, Karlsson) 5:58 2. Montreal, Bourque 2 (Plekanec, Gionta) 14:34 (pp) Penalties — Cowen Ott (roughing) 3:24, Pacioretty Mtl (slashing) 4:17, Georges Mtl (hooking) 5:39, Condra Ott (tripping) 11:31, Bourque Mtl (roughing), Subban Mtl (roughing), Phillips Ott (roughing), Methot Ott (roughing) 12:04, Neil Ott (roughing) 14:10, Pageau Ott (slashing) 16:05. Second Period 3. Ottawa, Pageau 1 (Gonchar, Methot) 4:40 Penalties — Subban Mtl (high-sticking) 4:40, Cowen Ott (slashing) 10:47, Subban Mtl (hooking) 12:35. Third Period 4. Ottawa, Pageau 2 (Neil, Cowen) 1:18 5. Ottawa, Turris 1 (Alfredsson, Karlsson) 7:00 6. Ottawa, Silfverberg 2 (Michalek, Zibanejad) 7:08 (pp) 7. Ottawa, Pageau 3 (Condra, Alfredsson) 18:02 (pp) Penalties — Bourque Ott (tripping), Gonchar Ott (tripping) 4:23, White Mtl (slashing, fighting, minormajor-misconduct, served by Ryder), Bouillon Mtl (fighting, major-game misconduct), Moen Mtl (fighting, major-game misconduct), Tinordi Mtl (fighting, major-game misconduct), Armstrong Mtl (fighting, major-game misconduct), Cowen Ott (fighting, major-misconduct), Neil Ott (fighting, major-game misconduct), Smith Ott (fighting, major-game misconduct), Phillips Ott (fighting, major-game misconduct), Kassian Ott (fighting, major-game misconduct) 7:04, Bourque Mtl (roughing), Subban Mtl (instigator, fighting, minor-major-misconduct), Conacher Ott (roughing), Turris Ott (hooking) 8:31, Prust Mtl (roughing) 8:43, Plekanec Mtl (cross-checking), Pageau Ott (cross-checking) 10:31, Conacher Ott (cross-checking) 12:48, Prust Mtl (slashing), Gal-



Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Thursday, May 2: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Saturday, May 4: Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, OT Monday, May 6: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. x-Friday, May 10: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 5:30 p.m. Boston 1, Toronto 1 Wednesday, May 1: Boston 4, Toronto 1 Saturday, May 4: Toronto 4, Boston 2 Monday, May 6: Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Boston at Toronto, 5 p.m. Friday, May 10: Toronto at Boston, 5 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Minnesota 1 Tuesday, April 30: Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, OT Friday, May 3: Chicago 5, Minnesota 2 Sunday, May 5: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2, OT Tuesday, May 7 Chicago at Minnesota, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9: Minnesota at Chicago, TBD Anaheim 2, Detroit 1 Tuesday, April 30: Anaheim 3, Detroit 1 Thursday, May 2: Detroit 5, Anaheim 4, OT Saturday, May 4: Anaheim 4, Detroit 0 Monday, May 6: Anaheim at Detroit,6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

PGA-Wells Fargo Championship Sunday At Charlotte, N.C. Quail Hollow Club Purse—US$6.7 million Yardage—7,492; Par—72 Final Round x—won on first playoff hole x-Derek Ernst, $1,206,000 67-71-72-70 David Lynn, $723,600 71-68-71-70 Phil Mickelson, $455,600 68-67-73-73 Robert Karlsson, $294,800 69-72-69-72 Lee Westwood, $294,800 70-68-72-72 Ryan Moore, $216,913 67-75-68-73 Kyle Stanley, $216,913 74-68-73-68 Kevin Streelman, $216,913 68-72-71-72 Bo Van Pelt, $216,913 74-70-68-71 Ross Fisher, $148,517 70-71-73-70 Ch. Howell III, $148,517 72-72-69-71 Rory McIlroy, $148,517 67-71-73-73 Vaughn Taylor, $148,517 70-72-71-71 Brian Harman, $148,517 70-70-71-73 Nick Watney, $148,517 67-70-71-76 Sergio Garcia, $97,150 72-68-72-73 D.H. Lee, $97,150 72-71-69-73 Luke List, $97,150 71-75-71-68 George McNeill, $97,150 69-68-72-76 Henrik Norlander, $97,150 74-70-69-72 D.A. Points, $97,150 71-69-71-74 Scott Gardiner, $64,320 70-67-76-73 John Merrick, $64,320 74-71-68-73 John Rollins, $64,320 69-74-72-71 John Senden, $64,320 70-73-67-76 Jimmy Walker, $64,320 71-72-73-70 Robert Allenby, $47,570 76-70-71-70 Brian Davis, $47,570 72-74-69-72 Robert Garrigus, $47,570 67-72-75-73 Lucas Glover, $47,570 68-71-73-75 Shawn Stefani, $47,570 69-73-72-73 Jordan Spieth, $37,073 69-71-75-73 Josh Teater, $37,073 72-73-71-72 Pat Perez, $37,073 76-69-72-71 Ted Potter, Jr., $37,073 71-70-75-72 Patrick Reed, $37,073 70-74-73-71 Webb Simpson, $37,073 70-74-71-73 Scott Brown, $28,810 74-71-75-69 Bud Cauley, $28,810 70-73-73-73 James Driscoll, $28,810 70-72-73-74 Martin Flores, $28,810 73-71-72-73 Geoff Ogilvy, $28,810 74-72-71-72 Brendon de Jonge, $20,904 74-71-72-73 David Hearn, $20,904 69-72-75-74

EASTERN CONFERENCE 280 280 281 282 282 283 283 283 283 284 284 284 284 284 284 285 285 285 285 285 285 286 286 286 286 286 287 287 287 287 287 288 288 288 288 288 288 289 289 289 289 289 290 290

Miami vs. Chicago Monday, May 6: Chicago at Miami, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Chicago at Miami, 5 p.m. Friday, May 10: Miami at Chicago, 6 p.m. Monday, May 13: Miami at Chicago, 5 p.m. Indiana 1, New York 0 Sunday, May 5: Indiana 102, New York 95 Tuesday, May 7: Indiana at New York, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 11: New York at Indiana, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14: New York at Indiana, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Golden State Monday, May 6: Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8: Golden St. at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10: San Antonio at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12 San Antonio at Golden State, 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 14: Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. x-Thursday, May 16: San Antonio at Golden State, TBA x-Sunday, May 19: Golden State at San Antonio, TBA Oklahoma City 1, Memphis 0 Sunday, May 5: Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91 Tuesday, May 7: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 3 p.m. Monday, May 13: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 15: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA x-Friday, May 17: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA x-Sunday, May 19: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA


WORLDS: Very special Ilya Kovalchuk had a hat trick in Russia’s 4-1 win over Germany and the United States beat Latvia by the same score in Helsinki. Russia and the Americans top the Helsinki pool with six points each. The top four teams in each group of eight countries gets into the quarter-final round. Sean Simpson of Brampton, Ont., took over as Switzerland’s head coach when fellow-Canadian Ralph Krueger headed to the NHL and the Oilers. “It’s my job now to win for Switzerland, but it’s very special to not only to win against Canada, but every time you play against Canada,” Simpson said. The coach believes his team’s schedule of Sweden, Canada and the Czech Republic in their first three games is advantageous. He says the Swiss tend to up their game for the heavweights, but can struggle under the pressure to win against lower-ranked teams. Also, the rosters of the Swedes, Canadians and Czechs are laden with NHL players who arrived in Stockholm just before the tournament due to the lateness of the lockout-shortened season. “Those teams are going to get nothing but better, Sweden, Canada and I’m sure the Czechs will too because they’ve only been together for two days,” Simpson said. “When I first got the schedule I thought it was good for us because we play the big guys first. And then the lockout came.” The Canadians trailed by a goal after the first period and scored twice to lead for a second game in row. They didn’t protect that lead against the Swiss, who drew even on a bizarre play at 13:14 of the third. Niederreiter was awarded the goal after a review. The puck bounced off the cross bar and fell into the crease in front of Smith. A protracted scrum ensued over the Canadian goaltender on his back. The puck eventually slid under him. “We had a mad scramble in front,” Smith said. “I just tried to seal the bottom and somehow it got kicked out from under me.” Canada had three practices as a team before their first game. Testing and trying out systems and generating team cohesion while trying to win games at the same time is a tall order. “You’re trying to learn on the go for sure which makes it a little tougher, but we’ve all played similar game plans,” Ladd said. “I think the big thing is getting used to the big ice and how some of the teams play over here. “Our starts have been slow and we’ve gotten better over the course of both games, which is good to see, but we’d probably like to create a little more offensively and that’s simplifying a bit instead of making the pretty play.”

JAYS: Aggressive “You can be more aggressive and you feel good about throwing the ball in the strike zone, you don’t worry about guys getting on,” Morrow added.

Blackhawks 2 at Wild 3 (OT) First Period 1. Chicago, Oduya 1 (Kane, Hossa) 13:26 2. Minnesota, Bouchard 1 (Clutterbuck, Brodziak) 18:30 Penalty — Stalberg Chi (tripping) 10:27. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Falk Min (roughing) 2:52, Brodziak Min (high-sticking) 9:01, Toews Chi (holding) 10:27, Oduya Chi (high-sticking, roughing), Clutterbuck Min (roughing) 17:35. Third Period 3. Minnesota, Parise 1 (Coyle) 3:09 4. Chicago, Keith 1 (Kane, Sharp) 17:14 Penalties — None First Overtime 5. Minnesota, Zucker 1 (Cullen, Bouchard) 2:15 Penalties — None Shots on goal by Chicago 9 8 8 2 — 27 Minnesota 15 14 7 1 — 37 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (L,2-1-0); Minnesota: Harding (W,1-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Chicago: 0-2; Minnesota: 0-3. Attendance — 19,238 (17,954). Penguins 5 at Islanders 4 (OT) First Period 1. N.Y. Islanders, Moulson 2 (Okposo, Visnovsky) 1:43 2. N.Y. Islanders, Cizikas 1 (Grabner) 5:41 3. Pittsburgh, Iginla 1 (Letang, Crosby) 13:18 (pp) 4. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 1 (Malkin, Letang) 13:37 (pp) 5. Pittsburgh, Pa.Dupuis 3 (Crosby, Kunitz) 19:00 Penalties — Cooke Pgh (slashing) 2:23, Glass Pgh (roughing) 7:58, Streit NYI (hooking) 12:21, Hamonic NYI (tripping) 12:55. Second Period 6. Pittsburgh, Murray 1 (Malkin, P.Martin) 17:10 Penalties — Cooke Pgh (roughing), Carkner NYI (interference) 9:20, M.Martin NYI (holding) 17:51.

Third Period 7. N.Y. Islanders, Okposo 2 (Nielsen) 5:31 (sh) 8. N.Y. Islanders, Tavares 1 (Bailey) 10:48 Penalties — Strait NYI (hooking) 3:50, Iginla Pgh (tripping) 11:19. First Overtime 9. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 2 (Crosby, P.Martin) 8:44 (pp) Penalty — Strait NYI (holding) 8:11. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 8 8 3 6 — 25 N.Y. Islanders 13 8 13 2 — 36 Goal — Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,2-1-0); N.Y. Islanders: Nabokov (L,1-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Pittsburgh: 3-5; N.Y. Islanders: 0-3. Attendance — 16,170 (16,234). Canucks 2 at Sharks 5 First Period 1. San Jose, Pavelski 1 (Couture, Thornton) 14:08 (pp) Penalties — Sestito Vcr (unsportsmanlike conduct), Burish SJ (unsportsmanlike conduct) 6:44, Marleau SJ (high-sticking) 7:19, Weise Vcr (roughing) 12:40, Hamhuis Vcr (slashing) 13:04, Wingels SJ (roughing) 16:08. Second Period 2. San Jose, Pavelski 2 (Wingels, Hannan) 7:20 3. Vancouver, Burrows 1 (H.Sedin, D.Sedin) 11:07 Penalties — Lapierre Vcr (cross-checking) 3:29, Hansen Vcr (cross-checking) 19:45. Third Period 4. San Jose, Couture 2 (Irwin) 1:40 (pp) 5. San Jose, Marleau 3 (Couture, Braun) 1:49 6. San Jose, Couture 3 (Thornton, Pavelski) 4:07 (pp) 7. Vancouver, Hamhuis 1 (Roy) 13:12 Penalties — H.Sedin Vcr (high-sticking) 3:46, Lapierre Vcr (roughing) 5:32, Lapierre Vcr (slashing) 11:09, Burrows Vcr (cross-checking), Galiardi SJ (slashing) 11:54, Kassian Vcr (roughing) 14:00, Burrows Vcr (cross-checking) 20:00. Shots on goal Vancouver 14 8 8 — 30 San Jose 13 10 15 — 38 Goal (shots-saves) — Vancouver: Schneider (L,01-0)(28-23), Luongo (4:07 third)(10-10); San Jose: Niemi (W,3-0-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 0-2; San Jose: 3-8. Attendance — 17,562 (17,562). WHL Playoffs FINAL ROUND WHL Championship

Ed Chynoweth Cup (Best-of-7) Portland (W1) vs. Edmonton (E1) (Series tied 1-1) Saturday’s result Portland 3 Edmonton 0 Friday’s result Edmonton 4 Portland 1 Tuesday’s game Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s game Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Friday, May 10 Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12 x-Portland at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Monday, May 13 x-Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. x — If necessary. Saturday’s summary Winterhawks 3, Oil Kings 0 First Period 1. Portland, Rattie 16 (Petan, Rutkowski) 9:09 (pp) Penalties — Baddock Edm (slashing) 2:19, Lazar (cross-checking) 4:57, Ewanyk Edm (charging) 8:25, Petan Por (tripping) 18:16, Corbett Edm (hooking) 19:48. Second Period 2. Portland, Leipsic 8 (Peters) 17:20 3. Portand, Bjorkstrand 6 (Pouliot) 18:45 Penalties — De Champlain Por (kneeing) 5:26, Samuelsson Edm (slashing) 8:05, Leier Por (hooking) 8:18, St. Croix Edm (unsportsmanlike conduct), Wotherspoon Por (slashing) 10:29. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties — Sautner Edm (hooking) 1:38, Sautner Edm (roughing), Leipsic Por (slashing) 6:56, Baddock Edm (slashing), Peters Por (roughing) 10:56, Sautner Edm (delay of game) 16:25, Legault Edm, Rattie Por (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:30. Shots on goal Edmonton 3 11 2 — 16 Portland 11 11 14 — 36 Goal — Edmonton: Brossoit (L,13-5); Portland: Carruth (W,13-4). Power plays (goals-chances) — Edmonton: 0-3; Portland: 1-7. Attendance — 10,947 at Portland, Ore.


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lagher Mtl (fighting, major), Conacher Ott (fighting, major) 16:58, Bourque Mtl (cross-checking, slashing) 19:42. Shots on goal Montreal 12 11 11 — 34 Ottawa 11 10 9 — 30 Goal — Montreal: Price (L,1-2-0); Ottawa: Anderson (W,2-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Montreal: 1-6; Ottawa: 3-9. Attendance — 20,249 (19,153).

Toronto (Buehrle 1-2) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2), 5:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 2-3), 6:05 p.m.

Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 20 11 .645 18 12 .600 19 13 .594 14 16 .467 11 21 .344

Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 19 11 .633 17 10 .630 14 14 .500 13 14 .481 12 17 .414

GB — 1/2 4 4 1/2 6 1/2

Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 20 11 .645 18 14 .563 15 18 .455 11 20 .355 8 24 .250

GB — 2 1/2 6 9 12 1/2

GB — 1 1 5 9

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Saturday’s Games Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 4, Oakland 2 Seattle 8, Toronto 1 Baltimore 5, L.A. Angels 4, 10 innings Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Detroit 17, Houston 2 Texas 5, Boston 1 Colorado 9, Tampa Bay 3 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2 Oakland 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Toronto 10, Seattle 2 Kansas City 6, Chicago White Sox 5, 10 innings Texas 4, Boston 3 Baltimore 8, L.A. Angels 4 Detroit 9, Houston 0 Tampa Bay 8, Colorado 3 Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 3-2) at Kansas City (Shields 2-2), 12:10 p.m. Oakland (Parker 1-4) at Cleveland (U.Jimenez 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Worley 0-4) at Boston (Buchholz 6-0), 5:10 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Kansas City at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Oakland at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. American League leaders HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 9; Encarnacion, Toronto, 9; Morse, Seattle, 9; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 9; Arencibia, Toronto, 8; Cano, New York, 8; Fielder, Detroit, 8; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 8. PITCHING—Buchholz, Boston, 6-0; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 5-0; Darvish, Texas, 5-1; Hammel, Baltimore, 5-1; 10 tied at 4.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 18 12 .600 17 15 .531 14 18 .438 12 16 .429 10 22 .313

GB — 2 5 5 9

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 20 11 .645 18 14 .563 17 14 .548 14 16 .467 11 20 .355

GB — 2 1/2 3 5 1/2 9

West Division W L Pct 19 12 .613 18 13 .581 16 15 .516 13 17 .433 13 18 .419

GB — 1 3 5 1/2 6

San Francisco Colorado Arizona Los Angeles San Diego

Saturday’s Games

“It’s always nice to get some run support.” Saunders (2-4) lasted five innings and allowed seven earned runs, nine hits and walked a pair. “It was a battle today for sure,” he said. “They put some good swings and on some good pitches — just one of those days.” Toronto leadoff hitter Rajai Davis opened the scoring in the first inning. He doubled, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Cabrera and scored when Jose Bautista hit a flare to short right field. Seattle second baseman Dustin Ackley was hampered by the blinding sunlight and did well to make an off-balance catch for the out. Davis took advantage and sped home on the sacrifice fly. Toronto added a pair of runs in the second inning. J.P. Arencibia singled and moved to third on a double from DeRosa. Izturis followed with an RBI single and DeRosa later scored when Munenori Kawasaki hit a slow grounder to short. Canadian outfielder Michael Saunders made a couple of nice defensive plays in the third. The Victoria native ran into the gap in left-centre field to snag a drive from Edwin Encarnacion before jumping against the wall to rob Arencibia of an extra-base hit.

Cincinnati 6, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 7, Milwaukee 6 Washington 5, Pittsburgh 4 Miami 2, Philadelphia 0 N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, ppd., rain Colorado 9, Tampa Bay 3 Arizona 8, San Diego 1 San Francisco 10, L.A. Dodgers 9, 10 innings Sunday’s Games Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Washington 6, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 10, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Miami 14, Philadelphia 2 San Diego 5, Arizona 1 Tampa Bay 8, Colorado 3 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 3 Monday’s Games Atlanta (Maholm 3-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-3), 5:10 p.m. Texas (Tepesch 2-2) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 2-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 1-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Miami (LeBlanc 0-4) at San Diego (Cashner 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lee 2-2) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 3-0), 8:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Texas at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. National League leaders HOME RUNS—JUpton, Atlanta, 12; Buck, New York, 10; Harper, Washington, 9; Beltran, St. Louis, 8; Fowler, Colorado, 8; Rizzo, Chicago, 8. PITCHING—Lynn, St. Louis, 5-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 5-1; Corbin, Arizona, 4-0; Harvey, New York, 4-0; JGarcia, St. Louis, 4-1; Hudson, Atlanta, 4-1; SMiller, St. Louis, 4-2; Wainwright, St. Louis, 4-2.

The sun was a factor again in the bottom of the seventh as three Seattle players converged on a DeRosa fly ball in shallow right-centre field. It fell in for DeRosa’s third extra-base hit of the game and he later scored on a Kawasaki single. Cabrera added another RBI later in the frame when he drove in Maicer Izturis for Toronto’s 10th run. Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar set the Mariners down in order in the ninth inning. The game took two hours 27 minutes to play and announced attendance was 22,937. Notes: Toronto will kick off a four-game series at Tampa Bay on Monday night. Left-hander Mark Buehrle (1-2) is scheduled to start against righthander Jeremy Hellickson (1-2). The Mariners will continue their road swing with a two-game series at Pittsburgh beginning Tuesday. ... Seattle had lost 33 of 46 games in Toronto prior to this three-game series. The Mariners outscored the Blue Jays 12-1 over the first two games. ... Toronto has yet to win a series at home this season, dropping five and splitting one. ... Morrow and R.A. Dickey are tied for the team lead with four quality starts apiece.

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Monday, May 6, 2013

Tough start to season for Braves BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF


ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Lindsay Thurber athlete Sefrah Daviduck captured the bronze medal in the senior A girls category of the provincial high school badminton championships in Calgary during the weekend. The fifthseeded Daviduck posted a 3-3 record and defeated sixth seed Kaitlyn Dougan of Strathmore 21-16, 21-13 in the bronzemedal match.

THIS WEEK Wednesday

● High school girls rugby: Lindsay Thurber at Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House at Rimbey, Notre Dame at Hunting Hills (at Titans Park); all games at 4:15 p.m. ● High school boys rugby: Rocky Mountain House at David Thompson, Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m. ● High school girls soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Hunting Hills (at Collicutt East), 4:15 p.m. ● High school boys soccer: Innisfail at Alix, 4:15 p.m. ● Baseball AAA hockey: Okotoks Black at Red Deer, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Men’s ball hockey: Crystal Wellsite at Tommy Gun’s, 9:30 p.m., Dawe.


● High school boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Olds (at Olds College), 4:15 p.m.; Notre Dame at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: TNT Athletics vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, Badgers vs. Central Alberta Threat, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Shooters at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: Gentex Heat at Crystal Wellsite, 7 p.m.; Brewhouse at Braves, 8:15 p.m.; Hammerhead Oilfield at Details Devils, 9:30 p.m.; all games at Dawe.


● High school girls soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Eckville, 4:15 p.m. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Innisfail at Red Deer, 9 p.m., Kinex.


● Bantam AAA baseball: Okotoks Red vs. Red Deer, 10 a.m.; Sherwood Park vs. Okotoks Red, 1 p.m.; Red Deer vs. Sherwood Park, 4 p.m.; all games at Great Chief Park. ● Peewee AAA baseball: Edmonton vs. Red Deer, noon; Sherwood Park vs. Spruce Grove, 3 p.m.; Red Deer vs. Sherwood Park, 6 p.m.; all games at West Park diamond. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: St. Albert at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kinex.


● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Strathmore at Red Deer, 1:30 p.m., Kinex; Lethbridge at Innisfail, 3:30 p.m.

One can’t blame the Red Deer Carstar Braves for getting off to a slow start to the NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League season. After all the Braves are missing six regulars, who are with the Badlands Baseball Academy in Oyen, and the players they do have didn’t have much time outdoors prior to the opening of the season. Add to that their schedule saw them face three of the top teams in the league over the first two weeks. They faced the Okotoks Dawgs White in their first two games, losing 7-0 and 16-9, before clashing with the Edmonton Cardinals II Saturday at Great Chief Park. The results were 10-2 and 12-2 loses. They then travelled to Okotoks Sunday morning and took on the No. 1 ranked Okotoks Dawgs Black and lost 16-2. “Part of our slow start is missing those players, plus we just need more practice and game time,” said Braves new head coach Cam Moon. “Our pitchers, for example, haven’t had much time working off the mound because we haven’t had much time outside. That’s all part of it and the more we do that the more we’ll improve and close the gap on those other teams.” Four of the team’s top pitchers —Ian Chevalier, Justin Logan, Braedon Majeski and Levi Moon — are in Oyen along with catcher Nik Fischer and Triston Hill of High Level. “Those kids will definitely help as they have more games under their belts and have been practising a lot, so they have a head start on the rest of the guys,” said Moon. “Also most of those guys have also played at this level before and what they’re doing now is equal to at

least this level.” The return of the six will also help at the plate and in the field, although Moon has been pleased with the team’s defence. “Except for a couple innings here and there our defence has been good,” he said. “It’s tough to prevent runs when the bases always seem to be loaded.” That has a lot to do with the pitchers struggling with their control. “Way too many walks and hit batters,” said Moon. “But once again that has a lot to do with a lack of practice time and once we get everyone here it’ll improve. And our hitting will also improve as we see more live pitching and everyone is back.” Although missing a number of players hasn’t helped on the scoreboard it has helped in giving everyone a lot of playing time. “That’s a benefit,” said Moon. “Everyone is playing a lot and some of them are playing positions they never dreamed of playing. In some aspects that’s worked out in that as the season goes on everyone will be that much more comfortable.” Despite the slow start the Braves have a “great attitude.” “They’re having a lot of fun and their attitude has been great at practices and games. They all work hard and have smiles on their faces. The success isn’t there yet, but it will get there if they continue to work hard.” Two of the new faces on the team — Brenden Baker of Red Deer and Ty Wagar of Lacombe — played bantam AAA last season and both have adapted well. In fact Baker had a double in the first game against the Cardinals and a pair of singles in the second. “It’s not surprising as he’s at least one of the top 20 players in his age group in the province,” said Moon. “I didn’t expect him


BRIEFS Mandrusiak named Vipers MVP Netminder Brenden Mandrusiak was presented with the most valuable player trophy during the Red Deer Vipers awards banquet Friday at the Quality Inn. Cole Brule and Brandon Evanoff were honoured as the top forward and top defenceman, respectively, of the Heritage Junior B Hockey League club, while Jonathan Finnigan was named rookie of the year, Colton Weseen received the team’s unsung player award and Braden Corbett picked up the player’s choice award. The players attending post-secondary schools also received scholarship money from the Rex Turple Memorial Education Fund. Rex played hockey most of his life and was still playing when he passed away at age 59. In tribute to his passion for hockey, the Memorial Education Fund was established. This year, $10,300 was given to 10 players and in the last eight years a total of $86,300 has been awarded to Vipers players.

Bantam Braves open season with pair of wins The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves opened their bantam AAA baseball season with two wins Saturday at Calgary. The Braves dumped the Calgary Cubs 21-6 as Jordan Muirhead stroked a double and a triple, drew two walks, drove in three runs and scored three. They also edged Fort McMurray 10-9 as Muirhead, Zach Olson and Hayley Lalor each knocked in two runs. Olson contributed three singles in the first game, walked once, drove in three runs, stole four bases and scored three times. Meanwhile, Ethan Ropcean had two hits and scored three runs, Brad Pope cracked two doubles and a single and brought home three runs, Carter O’Donnell had three RBIs with a single and double, Austin Hammond had four singles and Kobe Scott scored twice. On the mound, Brad Pope allowed four runs on three hits, issued three walks, hit one batter and fanned seven, and Hammond gave up two runs on one hit and two errors and recorded three strikeouts. Muirhead stroked two singles against Fort McMurray, while Pope scored twice.

Rimbey’s Dolan huge at girls’ Challenge Cup MEDICINE HAT — The North Red Wings edged the South Coyotes 2-1 to win the ATB Challenge Cup U16 girls’ hockey championship Sunday. Shealee Dolan of Rimbey scored both goals for the Wings, who beat the North Royals 3-1, the North Predators 2-1 and the South Lightning 3-2 and tying the Coyotes 3-3 in pool play. Dolan had a goal and an assist against the Royals and a goal in the first meeting

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Red Deer Carstar Braves catcher Willie Mulligan slides into second base as Matt Mair of the Edmonton Cardinals catches the ball on a successful force play during Saturday’s 10-2 midget AAA baseball win by the Cards at Great Chief Park. to have any difficulty adjusting. Ty also has stepped right in and done a good job.” Of the six players in Oyen, Moon, Fischer and Chevalier played last year while Logan is from Oyen and Majeski from Camrose. Other returnees are Brett Barrett, who is also playing football with the midget Prairie Fire, Dylan Borman, Ty Elliott and Mac Guckert. Other newcomers are Jayden Hutlet, Ryan Klinck of Olds, Jesse Kowalchuk, Jesse Muirhead, Willie Mulligan of Innisfail, Taran Oulton of Rocky Mountain House and Blake Thomson.

with the Coyotes. Abagael Thiessen and Breanna Martin of Red Deer and Kirsten Baumgardt of Innisfail had assists for the Coyotes, who also tied the Lightning 2-2 and beat the Royals 4-1 and the South Flyers 5-2. Martin also scored against the Royals while Thiessen, who was named to the tournament all-star team on defence, had two assists. Thiessen had a pair of goals against the Flyers while Martin added a goal and a helper and Skyler Colonna of Red Deer an assist against the Flyers. Maddison Toppe had a helper for the Flyers. The Lightning captured the B title with a 4-3 win over the Predators as Mairead Bast of Red Deer had one assist. In other Lightning games, they tied the Flyers 0-0 and won 6-3 over the Predators. Bast and Myah Cota of Red Deer had assists against the Preds. As well the Preds downed the Flyers 1-0 and beat the Royals 2-1. Mikaela Reay of Bashaw had an assist for the Royals, who lost 3-2 to the Flyers in the C final. Reay had an assist while Toppe collected an assist for the Flyers. The Flyers also downed the Royals 3-2 in overtime in pool play. Both Toppe and Reay had assists.

Rampage win weekend games The Red Deer Rampage won both games in Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier I Lacrosse League action during the weekend. They defeated the Calgary Shamrocks 14-8 Saturday and the Saskatchewan SWAT 9-6 Sunday. Dion Daoust had two goals and four assists and Trey Christensen two goals and three assists against the Shamrocks. Jordan Hemstad, Cole deGraaf, Tanner Green and Mitch Vellner added two goals each, Troy Klaus a goal and five assists and Jayce Grebinski one goal. Darian Banack faced 30 shots in goal. On Sunday, Chris Amell was in goal and faced 29 shots and also picked up two assists. Klaus, Hemstad, Kane Weik, Daoust, Vellner, Christensen, who also had three assists, Green, Pearce Just and Mack Hawthorne scored once each. The Rampage return to action against the Crude Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Kinex.

Snider nets four in Thurber 18-0 win over Alix Taylor Snider netted four goals and Teagan Shapka and Rachelle Doyon each scored three as the Lindsay Thurber Raiders rolled over the Alix Mustangs 18-0 in senior high girls soccer action Friday. Also scoring for the Raiders were Octavia Langan and Tanis Sudlow with two goals apiece, Anne-Marie Peturson and Kaitlyn D’Arcy.

Bantam Rage split games The Red Deer Pro Flo Bantam Rage roared back from two losses in the Calgary Women’s Fastball League Saturday to record a pair of wins 24 hours later. After falling 17-4 and 7-1 to the Calgary BN Renegades, Pro Flo’s bats came alive against the Calgary Mystique in 10-3 and 12-

Borman and Hutlet had two singles each in the opening game against Edmonton Saturday while Kowalchuk added a double. Oulton started and worked four innings and left trailing 4-2. Klinck went the final three innings. In the nightcap Wagar started and went three innings, allowing seven runs with Borman working the fourth. Mulligan had a single and a double while Thomson had a single and a walk. The Braves are off until May 15 when they host the Dawgs Black.

2 victories Sunday. The Rage pounded out nine hits — three from each of Brooke Cassidy and winning pitcher Marina Bartlett — in their first triumph, while winning pitcher Kaylee Domoney and Sarah Marfleet each had two hits in the 12-2 game. On Saturday, Lyndsay Stange had two of Pro Flo’s six hits in the opening loss to the Renegades. Jade Lee and Teneal Mofford each contributed two hits in the second setback.

Peters golden for Thunder Country at provincials CALGARY — Sam Peters of the Red Deer Thunder Country Trampoline and Gymnastics Club struck gold in the provincial 3 individual trampoline event of the Western Canada Cup trials during the weekend. Peters, who earned a berth on Team Alberta for the Western Canada Cup June 7-9 at Port Moody, B.C., also placed 10th in the double mini trampoline (DMT) event. Meanwhile, Kalena Soehn was sixth in provincial 3 tumbling and Lauren Howse was 10th in provincial 3 individual trampoline. Calvin Burton placed 11th in provincial 3 individual trampoline and 25th in DMT.

Glass gets high bid at Ponoka Stampede canvas auction Defending world and former Ponoka Stampede champion Jason Glass was the high bid at $24,000 (Birchcliff Energy Ltd.) during Friday’s Ponoka Stampede chuckwagon canvas auction. Prime advertising space on the wagons of the best 36 chuckwagon drivers in the world on racing’s predominant circuit sold for $427,500. Although the sale was down slightly from the 2012 total of $497,500, for the fourth consecutive year the Ponoka Stampede sale was the highest of all of the shows that will comprise the 2013 WPCA Pro Tour. The average bid was $11,875, with the median bid at an even $10,000. Coming in with $20,000 bids were wagons driven by Codey McCurrach (ATB Financial), Obrey Motowylo (H&E Oilfields Services Ltd.), Kirk Sutherland (EMCO Corporation) and Troy Dorchester (Lafarge Canada Ltd.).

Exelta’s Bilsborrow wins all-around bronze WINNIPEG, Man. — Hannah Bilsborrow of the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club captured bronze in the women’s open allround category at the Western Canadian artistic championships during the weekend. Competing for Alberta, Bilsborrow had a second on the bars, fifth on the vault and beam and a 10th on the floor exercise. Meanwhile Mitchell Kalan was fourth in the men’s category while taking second on the rings and fourth on the pommel horse. Paul Dan was 12th overall with a sixth on high bar and a seventh on the parallel bars while Kyle Jackson was 12th overall while taking fifth on the parallel bars.

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Canadian Hinchcliffe wins in Brazil BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO, Brazil — On the final turn of the final lap, James Hinchcliffe finally saw an opening — and made sure he squeezed into it. Hinchcliffe made a last-ditch move on Takuma Sato, going past the Japanese driver on the inside of the last bend to win IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 on Sunday. The Canadian was barely even sure that Sato was finally behind him by the time the checkered flag went down in front of him. “I don’t think I was sure until after we crossed the line,” said Hinchcliffe, who earned his second victory of the season and his career. “I didn’t think we had it. It wasn’t really until I crossed the line that I realized, ’We got it!”’ The Canadian, also the winner in the opener in St. Petersburg, Fla., moved from third to second with three laps to go and then dueled with Sato before finally making the gutsy move as right before the finish at the Anhembi street track. Sato, coming off his first career victory two weeks ago in Long Beach, drove in too hard for the hairpin at the end of the long back straight and gave just enough space for Hinchcliffe to get past. “To win a race on the last corner of the last lap is one of the coolest feelings,” Hinchcliffe said. “To make a last-corner pass, that’s something

I’ll remember for a long time. Takuma was making that race car really wide and he was defending the inside pretty well. He just outbroke himself just a little bit and I was able to do a highlow (pass) and got the win.” Sato had successfully defended the lead from Hinchcliffe on two other occasions during the final laps but couldn’t hang on at the end with older tires. “I think I tried everything I could to defend,” Sato said. “I was really struggling on the grip the last laps. I really had to deal with a lot of things. The last few laps were great fun from a driver’s point of view. It’s a real pity that I lost it on the final lap of the race on the final corner.” The last Canadian to win in Brazil was Greg Moore in 1998. “Obviously, Greg Moore was my hero growing up,” Hinchcliffe said. “When I got to IndyCar, the biggest pressure I put on myself was to maintain the reputation that Canada has with their IndyCar drivers. To be able to do that now, not only make it to this level, be successful at that level. I’m proud.” Despite losing the race, Sato leaves Brazil with the lead in the drivers’ standings. American Marco Andretti, who finished third Sunday, moved to second for the championship. Helio Castroneves, who led coming into his home race, had an incidentfilled race and finished 13th to drop to third in the championship. Castroneves’ Penske teammate Will


IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe steers his car during the IndyCar Sao Paulo 300 auto race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sunday. Power, who won the previous three races in Brazil but started only 22nd after a mishap in qualifying, retired on lap 19 because of an apparent gear shift problem. Andretti has had an unusually good start to the season on road and street circuits. It was the second third-place finish for him this year — he was also

on the podium in St. Petersburg — and the result gives him some momentum going into the Indianapolis 500. “I think right now we’re on par for a great season,” he said. “This is what used to be the tough part of the season for me. We’ve been getting some decent results where I used to struggle, so I’m pleased with that.”

Rookie Ernst wins Wells Orb comes from behind Fargo in playoff over Lynn to win Kentucky Derby BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — One phone call changed his plans. One shot changed a whole lot more for Derek Ernst. Six days after Ernst received a call that he was in the Wells Fargo Championship as the fourth alternate, the 22-year-old rookie found himself one shot out of the lead and 192 yards away from the flag on the 18th hole, the toughest at Quail Hollow in the cold, wind and rain of a gruelling final round. Ernst choked up on a 6-iron and hit a draw that landed 4 feet from the hole for one of only four birdies on the closing hole Sunday. “I was trying to hit it as close as I possibly could,” he said. The birdie gave him a 2-under 70 and tied him with David Lynn of England, who also had a 70. And it turned out to be no fluke. Returning to the 18th in the playoff, as the rain started coming out harder, Ernst hit a 3-iron to about 15 feet left of the flag that set up his stunning victory. Phil Mickelson didn’t get a chance to join them. He had a one-shot lead with three holes to play until making back-to-back bogeys, missing putts of 6 feet and 10 feet. His 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th narrowly missed, and Mickelson closed with a 73. “I felt like I was in control, and I let it slip away there the last few holes, so it was disappointing,” Mickelson said. So ended a strange week at Quail Hollow. The greens were shockingly bad due to weather and agronomical issues, which led to several players dropping out. The sun never really came out all week, and the wind chill Sunday morning made it hard to believe it was the first weekend in May. It felt like February at Pebble Beach. Turns out there was one final surprise. Ernst was playing only his ninth PGA Tour event. He was No. 1,207 in the world ranking. He was in a car headed to Athens, Ga., to play a Web. com Tour event when he got the phone call that there was a tee time for him at Quail Hollow. “This feeling is unbelievable right now,” said Ernst, who wasn’t sure

where he was going at the start of the week and can’t believe where he’s going now. For starters, the victory at Quail Hollow gets him into The Players Championship next week. He qualifies for two World Golf Championships, the PGA Championship, the Tournament of Champions next year at Kapalua and the Masters next April. Before coming to Charlotte, the rookie swapped out rental cars in Georgia so he wouldn’t have to pay the $1,000 fee for dropping the car in another location. Along with a two-year exemption on tour, the win earned him just over $1.2 million. Lynn played the final three holes, known as the “Green Mile,” in a combined 4-under par for the week without a single bogey. He chipped in from 70 feet for birdie on the 16th, to go along with a 55-foot chip-in on the 17th on Saturday and a 40-foot chip-in for birdie on the 18th on Friday. But he picked a bad time for his lone mistake on that stretch. His tee shot in the playoff was headed for the creek on the left side, though it stayed up in shaggy grass on the bank, the ball well above his feet. Lynn was thinking about laying up until he saw Ernst fire his 3-iron into birdie range. He tried to match him with a hybrid, but the ball didn’t turn over enough and caught the bunker. He blasted out of the wet sand and over the green and chipped to 5 feet. He had that left for bogey, and never had to putt. “I’ve not been particularly driving it well, so took that tee shot down in the playoff and obviously found a bit of a crooked spot and then didn’t play a great bunker shot either,” Lynn said. Early in the final round, the leaderboard featured Mickelson and Nick Watney at the top, with McIlroy and Lee Westwood right behind. When it was over, the winner was Ernst, who grew up in the central valley of California and has cloudy vision out of his right eye from a freak accident as a kid, when a piece of plastic pipe sliced into his eyeball and required 10 stitches. “I’ve never heard of him,” Lynn said. “He’s a nice player. He said he was 180th on the FedEx Cup list when we were chatting on the way around.”


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Way back in the pack heading into the final turn, Orb was calm even if his jockey wasn’t. Then trainer Shug McGaughey’s bay colt picked up speed, churning through a sloppy track that resembled creamy peanut butter, and blew past rivals one-by-one. By that time, jockey Joel Rosario knew he was aboard the Kentucky Derby winner. Orb powered to a 2 ½-length victory Saturday at Churchill Downs, giving McGaughey and Rosario their first Derby wins. “I was so far behind,” Rosario said. “He was very relaxed, it’s exactly what I wanted.” Rosario had Orb in the clear on the outside and they forged to the lead in deep stretch, with enough momentum to hold off 34-1 shot Golden Soul. It was a popular victory before a crowd of 151,616, which poured enough late money on Orb to make him the 5-1 favourite, a position Revolutionary had owned most of the day. McGaughey, a 62-year-old native of Lexington, finally got the Derby win he had long sought. Orb was just his second starter since

1989, when he settled for second after Sunday Silence beat Easy Goer on a muddy track. “It means everything to me,” the Hall of Famer said. ’I’ve always dreamed of this day and it finally came.“ The rain that pelted the track earlier in the day had stopped by the time 19 horses paraded to the post for the 139th Derby. But it created a gloppy surface, although didn’t seem to bother Orb who had never previously run on a wet track. His triumph was a victory for the old school of racing, where a private trainer like McGaughey works exclusively for wealthy owners, in this case Stuart Janney and Ogden Mills “Dinny” Phipps. The first cousins, among the sport’s blue bloods that include the old-money Whitney and Vanderbilt families, also got their first gold Derby trophy. Golden Soul, owned by Edmonton native Charles Fipke, was second. Revolutionary, one of trainer Todd Pletcher’s five starters, was third. Normandy Invasion finished fourth. Orb paid $12.80, $7.40 and $5.40. Golden Soul returned $38.60 and $19.40, while Revolutionary paid $5.40 to show.

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Durant leads Thunder over Grizzlies King James wins BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunder 93 Grizzlies 91 OKLAHOMA CITY — Derek Fisher turned a tough situation for the Oklahoma City Thunder into the worst-case scenario for the Grizzlies. With the Thunder down by one in the final minute, Fisher poked the ball away from Memphis’ Mike Conley, springing three-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant into the open court with a chance to put Oklahoma City on top. Durant pulled up and connected on a jumper with 11.1 seconds left for the last of his 35 points, lifting the Thunder to a 93-91 victory over the Grizzlies on Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. “I just wanted to get up the floor as quick as possible and find a shot,” said Durant, who finished second in league MVP voting announced Sunday. “That was the only shot I could find and, by the grace of God, it went in.” Game 2 is Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. Thabo Sefolosha kept the Griz-

zlies from going back ahead, deflecting a pass that Conley was able to corral — but only after diving out of bounds. Reggie Jackson then hit a pair of free throws for a three-point lead, and Quincy Pondexter couldn’t force overtime after getting fouled while attempting a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left. Pondexter, a 72 per cent career free-throw shooter, missed the first free throw. He made his second attempt before intentionally missing the third, but Durant swatted the rebound away and Marc Gasol’s attempt at a buzzerbeater was late. “We couldn’t get stops. That’s why we lost,” said Gasol, who had 20 points and 10 rebounds. “We didn’t lose because of free throws.” Kevin Martin scored 25 for Oklahoma City, which trailed for much of the game but was able to avoid repeating its Game 1 loss from when these two teams met in the West semifinals two years ago. The Thunder were able to rally and win that series in seven. Fisher, a five-time NBA champion who only joined the Thun-

der after asking to be released by Dallas for family reasons earlier in the season, turned this game around with his defence. Conley had gotten past him on a drive to the basket when Fisher reached in from behind and knocked the ball free. It was just the stop Oklahoma City needed. “He makes plays, whether it’s tipping the ball out and getting a steal or hitting the big shot to start the fourth,” Durant said. “Or just his leadership in the huddles and the locker room is big for us. We need that.” Zach Randolph chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, and Pondexter and Conley scored 13 apiece. As a team, Memphis went 14 for 24 on free throws. Oklahoma City, which was the league’s top foul shooting team with the third-best mark in NBA history, was 22 of 25. “Obviously, we have to make free throws, especially myself,” said Pondexter, who was slapped on his right arm by Jackson on his attempt at the tying 3-pointer. “We’ve just got to take this as a learning experience and move on.”

Pacers put down Knicks in semifinals opener BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pacers 103 Knicks 95 NEW YORK — Bigger, badder, and so far better. Physical beat finesse Sunday, as the Indiana Pacers outworked and outmuscled the New York Knicks in a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. David West scored 20 points and Paul George added 19 for the Pacers, who outrebounded the Knicks 44-30, showing the smaller team that in the rugged East, size does matter. “I thought guys did a good job just putting them on their heels,” West said. “We were attacking, we were aggressive.” D.J. Augustin had 16 points for the Pacers, who built a 16-point lead while Carmelo Anthony was on the bench in foul trouble in the third quarter, and easily held on to spoil the Knicks’ first second-round game since 2000.

Anthony finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds, but was frustrated by the Pacers’ tough defence and by the referees. He shot 10 of 28 from the field and was perhaps thrown out of sync having to defend West, a natural power forward, inside. “Right now they’re just being really physical with him, they’re trying to bang him, they’re trying to frustrate him,” Knicks point guard Raymond Felton said. “But we’re going to be fine, he’s going to be fine.” Game 2 is here Tuesday night, and then the series takes a lengthy break before Game 3 on Saturday in Indiana. The Pacers, who allowed the second-fewest points per game and the lowest field goal percentage in the league during the regular season, mixed in solid offence as well. They outscored New York 59-38 across the middle two quarters and were comfortably ahead throughout the fourth.

fourth MVP award BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — LeBron James was at his best this season, and the voters tasked with selecting the NBA’s Most Valuable Player took notice. Every voter except one, that is. The NBA still does not have a unanimous MVP, though no one has come closer than James did this season. The Miami Heat star was presented with the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the fourth time in his career on Sunday after collecting 120 of the 121 firstplace votes, with Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks picking up the lone remaining top choice. “It was probably a writer out of New York that didn’t give me that vote,” James said. “And we know the history between the Heat and the Knicks, so I get it.” A panel of 120 sports writers and broadcasters cast ballots in the NBA MVP voting, with a combined online fan vote also being taken into account. Shaquille O’Neal got every first-place vote but one in the 1999-2000 season, when one person cast his ballot for Allen Iverson — who finished seventh that year. This season, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder finished second, well ahead of Anthony, who was third and didn’t even appear on nine of the ballots cast. “I’ll take that vote,” Anthony said, adding that James was a deserving winner. For months, there really had only been two questions about this season’s MVP race: When will James get the award, and would the results be unanimous? The first of those answers became known Friday, the other on Sunday, and even as he was on the dais to pick up the award the now-four-time MVP quickly started steering all of his attention back to the goal of helping the Heat win a second straight title. Miami hosts Chicago in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night, when NBA Commissioner David Stern will present James with the trophy, largely just for the benefit of giving Heat fans a pregame reason to cheer. “My ultimate goal is to win an NBA championship,” James said. “That’s what I was brought here for. That’s why I signed here as a free agent in 2010. It wasn’t to win MVP trophies. It was to win a championship — and win multiple championships — and that’s still my No. 1 priority.” James averaged 26.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists this season, leading Miami to a league-best 66-16 record while shooting a career-high 56 per cent. Only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (six), Michael Jordan (five), Bill Russell (five) and Wilt Chamberlain (four) have as many MVP awards, only Russell won four in a five-year span.




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MADD FUNDRAISER Red Deer motorists on Taylor Drive, north of 32nd Street, can show their support for the fight against impaired driving when Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Red Deer and District chapter will set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. RCMP and peace officers will be on hand, plus representatives from All State Insurance, MADD, victims and other concerned citizens. The fundraiser helps send victims of impaired driving crashes to the annual Victim’s Weekend in Toronto, helps pay for multimedia presentations in schools and helps keep the chapter going while increasing public awareness.

ONLY WOMEN’S FITNESS RUN Lace up you sneakers for the second annual Only Women’s Fitness Run on Saturday, with a portion of the proceeds going to Family Services of Central Alberta. The Mother’s Day weekend event includes one-, three- and five-km distances. There is also a Little Ladies 500-metre event, a 100-metre Diaper Dash and a 100metre Young Men’s sprint. The event is at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area. Only Women’s Fitness and other local businesses have donated $10,000 worth of draw prizes. Another $500 in cash is up for grabs in the five-km run. The threeand five-km runs start at 9 a.m. The one-km run, Little Ladies run and Diaper Dash go at 10 a.m. and the Young Men’s 100-metre goes at 10:30 a.m. The onekm run costs $15, plus $10 for an optional T-shirt. The other runs cost $25 for youths up to age 12, $35 for teens 13 to 17, and $40 for adults 18 and over. All prices go up by $5 after Thursday. Other events are free with optional T-shirts available for $10. Online registration is open until midnight on Thursday. Registrations are accepted on race day starting at 8 a.m. For information or to register, go to www. or

EXPERIENCE WHEELCHAIR Ever wonder what it’s like to be trying to get around in a wheelchair? Canadian Paraplegic Association for the Red Deer region will once again host this year’s Chair-Leaders Awareness Event in partnership with Motion Specialities on Friday. Spend the morning/afternoon in a wheelchair while performing your daily routines. Then come to Motion Specialties after 3 p.m. to return chairs and give feedback on challenges faced throughout the day. Drinks and snacks provided. To participate, contact Jeff Dow at 403341-5060 or email jeffery.

RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEALTH IS RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Though not everyone has children in the public education system, the Red Deer Public Schools has such a large impact on the community and its health is relevant and important to everyone. “I like to tell the public that even though you don’t have kids in school, it affects you,” said Dianne Macaulay, Red Deer Public School Board trustee. “It’s interesting how easy you forget that these little guys in kindergarten may be your doctor in 20 years. It affects you greatly.” Working in one-and-a-half hour shifts Saturday trustees were at Bower Place Shopping Centre meeting with the public and discussing whatever concerns or questions were raised by those who stopped by the booth. Bill Stuebing, Red Deer Public School Board trustee, said they’ve had some interesting conversations with people. “Some of the feedback has been around getting back to basics,” said Macaulay. “It’s mostly been people with grandkids, we find they can’t read, we find they don’t have respect and that gives us an opportunity to talk about our education plan, which includes literacy and numeracy.” Stuebing said many of the issues people brought up at the booth related to larger issues within the community. “Take for example bullying. We hear ‘what are the schools doing about bullying?’ Well what is the community doing about bullying, what are parents doing about bullying?” he said. “The schools are just part

Photo by MURRAY CRAWFORD/Advocate staff

From left to right: Ryder Dennis, Jennifer Dennis, Carter Mottus and Cathy Mottus-Landry enjoy the kids table at the Bower Place Shopping Centre behind the Red Deer Public School Board table. Board trustees were at the mall over the weekend meeting with residents.


of it.” He added that they will share a portion of the responsibility, but thinks it is not fair to have it delegated exclusively to the board. Stuebing touted programs the school division offers. The nutrition program, the physical education and activity program and a character development program. “They look at the social and physical development of our students as well as their intellectual development,” said Stuebing.

The nutrition program focuses on what students eat, as much as the school board can control it along with the physical education and activity aspect which adds to a students overall health. The character development program focuses on the cultivation of respect and integrity. “Every school has some form of leadership program as well,” said Macaulay. “Which encourages them to deal with things within their school and have students in that

school be mentors, role models and that’s usually who students listen to.” While Macaulay said she is running again for the board in the upcoming municipal election, Stuebing didn’t confirm his candidacy. But he did say he expects he will. “I love asking and telling people what I think Red Deer Public is,” said Macaulay. “We’re celebrating our 125th anniversary, Red Deer as a city is celebrating 100 years. That’s great information to give people to show them education was more important than becoming a city, we need to keep that tradition.” mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com

Hesjedal to highlight bike race through city BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Get ready to cheer for Ryder Hesjedal when Canada’s best professional cyclist travels at speeds up to 80 km/h to finish Stage 2 of the Tour of Alberta on Ross Street on Sept. 5. The Alberta Peloton Association announced on Friday the detailed race routes and the first professional team, Team Garmin-Sharp, which includes Hesjedal. Hesjedal made history last year, winning the Giro d’Italia and becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Tour. The final team rosters will be announced in August. The inaugural fivestage international pro race begins on Sept. 3 in Edmonton with a prologue and wraps up on Sept. 8 in Calgary. Red Deer will host the Stage 2 (Country Roads) finish on Sept. 5, when cyclists will ride in on Hwy 11 from Devon, 185 km north of Red Deer. George Berry, local organizing chairman, said the route within Red Deer features a very fast finish and lots of cornering for great spectator

TOUR OF ALBERTA viewing points. He said they tried to keep the route out of residential areas as much as possible. Berry said the route features great cycling characteristics, including a nice climb up Michener Hill. “It also provides good spots for the various teams to attack and have some great racing at the end of a 180-km stage,” said Berry. “Michener will be a good spot because there will be a lot of attacking there. “Teams at the front will be really pushing the pace coming up Michener Hill. They are expecting to see the finish in the 70 km/h range because they are coming down Ross Street and the hill and they will be carrying all the speed with them.” Riders will enter Red Deer on Hwy 11 and travel west to 30th Avenue, then turn south on 30th to Ross Street. From Ross Street, riders will head to 48th Avenue, where they enter a three-circuit loop. Each of the three laps

include a 30-metre climb and a 75-to-80-km/h downhill to the finish on Ross Street, near Knox Presbyterian Church (4718 50th St.). Riders are expected to start coming in between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. “They will get a ton more information over the next bit,” said Berry. “The best thing about it is that it is free. You’re going to have some of the world’s greatest cyclists.” Not only will Red Deerians see the best of the best in pro cycling, residents will enjoy a festival near the finishing stage on Ross Street from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue. Berry said there will be an outdoor concert, demonstrations and fun activities. The fun is expected to get underway around 11 a.m. The race kicks off in Edmonton on Sept. 3 with a prologue, a short time trial to determine who wears the leading jersey on the first stage. Stage 1 of the five-stage race will begin in Strathcona Country and finish in Camrose.

On the third day, Stage 2 begins in Devon and ends in Red Deer. From Devon, riders head across to Leduc, down Hwy 2A through Wetaskiwin, Hobbema and Ponoka, and then east of Ponoka to rural Alberta and then down through Joffre to Red Deer. Stage 3 begins in Strathmore and finishes in Drumheller. The fourth stage begins in Black Diamond and ends in Canmore. The final stage begins in Okotoks and ends in Calgary. In the months leading up to the September event, Berry said the various committees

will be working with local school boards, sports groups and businesses to put on a good show. The committees will be out in the community promoting the event and volunteer opportunities. Inner City Circuit Route: Cyclists head north on 48th Avenue to 53rd Street, east on 53rd to 44th Avenue, north on 44th Avenue to 55th Street. Riders will follow along 55th Street up Michener Hill, which hooks into 40th Avenue, and then back down Ross Street.

Man without legs will bring inspirational message to Olds A man without legs will bring an inspirational message to Olds High School students as part of a walking trek between Calgary and Edmonton. Spencer West, an ambassador with international charity Free the Children, will share his WeWalk4Water journey with students in Olds on Monday, May 13. The initiative is part of a year-long endeavour to provide a permanent source of clean water to 100,000 people in communities overseas. A Toronto resident who lost his legs at the age of five as the result of a genetic disorder, West made international head-

lines when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. In mid-May, he will walk on his hands from Edmonton to Calgary, with stops in schools along the way. Schools from several other communities will join the event at Olds on May 13 and in Didsbury on May 14. “I think his visit will be an eye-opener for the entire community and will inspire people to open themselves to what Spencer is doing,” said Nish Naidoo, a Grade 12 leadership student at Olds High School. “I feel his visit will inspire others to realize how easily we can improve the lives of other

people. Most of all, I think students will find power behind his message. What he’s doing is very important.” Following the 9:30 a.m. assembly, students and guests will join West to cheer him on as he moves through the community. Pledge forms are available at the participating school offices for those participating in the walk. During West’s visit, the Olds High Leadership Club and Student Council will hold a Leadership World Café where topics include following your dreams, making connections and project planning. It will be held inside the Stu-

dent Alumni Centre at Olds College from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. “I think students are inspired by Spencer and his determination to make a difference despite his disabilities,” said Sandra Dorowicz, an Olds High teacher who has been instrumental in co-ordinating the event. Students from École Olds Elementary, École Deer Meadow (Olds), Hugh Sutherland (Carstairs), Ross Ford (Didsbury), Didsbury High School and Bowden Grandview School will take part in one of the two events.




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Windpipe made from own stem cells; youngest patient ever BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A 2-year-old girl born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells, the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren has been unable to breathe, eat, drink or swallow on her own since she was born in South Korea in 2010. Until the operation at a central Illinois hospital, she had spent her entire life in a hospital in Seoul. Doctors there told her parents there was no hope and they expected her to die. The stem cells came from Hannah’s bone marrow, extracted with a special needle inserted into her hip bone. They were seeded in a lab onto a plastic scaffold, where it took less than a week for them to multiply and create a new windpipe. About the size of a 3-inch tube of penne pasta, it was implanted April 9 in a nine-hour procedure. Early signs indicate the windpipe is working, Hannah’s doctors announced Tuesday, although she is still on a ventilator. They believe she will eventually be able to live at home and lead a normal life. “We feel like she’s reborn,� said Hannah’s father, Darryl Warren. “They hope that she can do everything that a normal child can do but it’s going to take time. This is a brand new road that all of us are on,� he said in a telephone interview. “This is her only chance but she’s got a fantastic one and an unbelievable one.� Warren choked up and his wife, Lee Young-mi, was teary-eyed at a hospital news conference Tuesday. Hannah did not attend because she is still recovering from the surgery. She developed an infection after the operation but now is acting like a healthy 2-year-old, her doctors said. Warren said he hopes the family can bring Hannah home for the first time in a month or so. Hannah turns 3 in August. “It’s going to be amazing for us to finally be together as a family of four,� he said. The couple has an older


In this April 26, 2013 photo provided by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., Darryl Warren and Lee Youngmi visit with their 2-year-old daughter Hannah Warren in a post-op room at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria after having received a new windpipe in a landmark transplant operation April 9, 2013. daughter. Only about one in 50,000 children worldwide are born with the windpipe defect. The stem-cell technique has been used to make other body parts besides windpipes and holds promise for treating other birth defects and childhood diseases, her doctors said. The operation brought together an Italian surgeon based in Sweden who pioneered the technique, a pediatric surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria who met Hannah’s family while on a business trip to South

Korea, and Hannah — born to a Newfoundland man and Korean woman who married after he moved to that country to teach English. Hannah’s parents had read about Dr. Paolo Macchiarini’s success using stem-cell based tracheas but couldn’t afford to pay for the operation at his centre, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. So Dr. Mark Holterman helped the family arrange to have the procedure at his Peoria hospital, bringing in Macchiarini to lead the operation. Chil-

dren’s Hospital waived the cost, likely hundreds of thousands of dollars, Holterman said. Part of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, the Roman Catholic hospital considers the operation part of their mission to provide charity care, but also views it as a way to champion a type of stem-cell therapy that doesn’t involve human embryos, the surgeons said. The Catholic church opposes using stem cells derived from human embryos in research or treatment.

Mild to moderate exercise can cut women’s risk for kidney stones LARGE STUDY SAYS RISK CAN BE CUT BY ABOUT ONE-THIRD

Women have another reason to exer- matter — just how much women got cise: It may help prevent kidney stones. each week. “We’re not asking people to run You don’t have to break a sweat or be a super athlete, either. Even walking for marathons. This is just a very mild to a couple hours a week can cut the risk moderate additional amount of activof developing this painful and common ity,â€? Sorensen said. Why might exercise help? It changproblem by about one-third, a large es the way the body handles nutrients study found. “Every little bit makes a differenceâ€? and fluids that affect stone formation. and the intensity doesn’t matter — just Exercisers sweat out salt and tend to getting a minimum amount of exercise retain calcium in their bones, rather does, said Dr. Mathew Sorensen of the than having these go into the kidneys University of Washington School of and urine where stones form. They also tend to drink water and fluids afMedicine in Seattle. He led the study, which was to be terwards, another plus for preventing discussed Friday at an American Uro- stones. “There’s something about exercise logical Association conference in San itself that probably produces things in Diego. About 9 per cent of people will get your urine that prevent stone formaa kidney stone sometime in their life. tion,â€? said one expert not involved in The problem is a little more common the work, Dr. Kevin McVary. He is chairman of urology at Southin men, but incidence has risen 70 per ern Illinois University School of Medicent over the last 15 years, most rapcine in Springfield, Ill., and a spokesidly among women. Obesity raises the risk as do cal- man for the urology group. “It’s not cium supplements, which many wom- just being skinny or not being fat, it’s en take after menopause. A government task force recently advised against BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY supplements for healthy Phone: 343-3715 older women, saying that relatively low-dose calWE HAVE cium pills don’t do much to keep bones strong but make kidney stones more likely. The new research involved nearly 85,000 wom- Please be advised, eective immediately, the oďŹƒce of Don A. en 50 and older in the gov- Gross will be located at: ernment-funded Women’s #203, 4820 - 50Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4A4 Health Initiative study. (2nd Floor Bunn Building - south of the Bank of Montreal and TD Bank on Little Gaetz Avenue) All had an exam to mea- Please note that all telephone and email contact information 44999E7 sure weight and height so remains the same as noted above. doctors could figure out their body mass index, a gauge of obesity. They also filled out annual surveys on what they ate, so researchers could take into account things known to lower the risk of kidney stones, such as drinking a lot of fluids and eating less salt or meat. Participants said how much exercise they usually got and that was translated into “METsâ€? — a measure of how much effort an activity takes. For example, 10 METs per week is about 2 ½ hours of walking at a moderate pace, four hours of light gardening or one hour of jogging. After about eight years, 3 per cent of the women had developed a kidney stone. Compared to women who got no leisure-time exercise, those who got up to 5 METs per week had a 16 per cent lower risk for stones. The risk was 22 per cent lower with 5 to 10 METs per week and 31 per cent lower for 10 METs or more. Exercise beyond 10 METs added no additional benefit for kidney stone prevention. Exercise intensity didn’t

something about the exercise that protects you.� Exercise is known to cut the risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and other conditions that

raise the risk of kidney stones. Next, researchers want to study men and younger women to see if exercise helps prevent kidney stones in them, too.

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Obama has new economic proposals WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama’s trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday will kick off a series of day trips aimed at highlighting his proposals on jobs and the economy. While in Texas, Obama will visit a technical high school and meet with entrepreneurs. He’ll also drop in on a tech company and talk with blue-collar workers. The trip shows Obama wants to keep Americans focused on his economic proposals even while Congress is busy with an immigration overhaul and confirmation for Obama’s second-term Cabinet nominees. The White House says Obama will travel every few weeks and will emphasize his State of the Union proposals to expand pre-kindergarten and raise the minimum wage.

Norway wants to shift tax burden OSLO, Norway — The Norwegian government is proposing to shift the tax burden more to its large oil industry to stimulate growth in other sectors. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg presented a new tax plan Sunday that will increase tax revenues from the oil industry by 70 billion kroner ($12 billion) by 2050 by reducing deductions available to that sector. The announcement could affect oil industry stocks when markets reopen today. Stoltenberg said the “proposals will ease the pressure for industries facing international competition” while oil companies will cover a larger share of investment costs.

NYC’s war on smoking undercut NEW YORK — New York City’s war on smoking is being undercut by light penalties for merchants caught selling cigarettes smuggled in from low-tax states. Right now, shops that evade the nation’s highest cigarette taxes by buying untaxed inventory from bootleggers face fines and penalties of around $150 per carton. That will change in June, when the penalty goes up to $600. But some city officials say that’s still not high enough. Of the 1,105 retailers inspected by the city sheriff last year, 586 were selling untaxed, or under-taxed, cigarettes. Many of those contraband packs were trucked up from Virginia. Each pack there carries 30 cents in taxes, compared to $5.85 in New York City. The City Council is considering a bill that would create a fine of $2,000 for selling untaxed cigarettes. — The Associated Press



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A girl plays on the rock formations at Ferne Clyffe State Park in Goreville, Ill. Southern Illinoisans have hopes and fears surrounding the high-volume oil and gas drilling that may be starting in the Shawnee National Forest. Many people are beginning to brace for change as state lawmakers consider regulations that would allow energy companies to begin drilling deep in the southern Illinois bedrock for oil and natural gas, using a process known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ that has transformed the landscape in places like North Dakota and Pennsylvania.

Illinois braces for fracking RESIDENTS DEBATE ECONOMIC LURE AND PRESERVATION OF AREA’S RUGGED BEAUTY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Ill. — This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps. Blacktopped county roads wend through no-stoplight towns. Locals speak in soft drawls and talk of generations who’ve lived on the same land or in the same villages. The remote and rugged Shawnee National Forest attracts hikers, campers and horseback riders, and offers a stark contrast to the rest of a state that largely has been plowed, paved or suburbanized. But many here are beginning to brace for change as the Illinois Legislature considers regulations that could set off a rush among energy companies to drill deep in the southern Illinois bedrock for oil and natural gas. The crews would be using a process known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” that has transformed the landscape in places like North Dakota and Pennsylvania. After drilling intensively in a handful of states in the Midwest and Southwest in the last few years, the industry is now prepar-

ing to push into new territory, hoping to tap deposits long considered out of reach. Residents here — and some in New York and California that also are part of this next frontier — have heard the angry clamour over fracking elsewhere, but most have little experience with the oil industry. Already, drillers have leased hundreds of thousands of acres throughout southern Illinois, including in scenic Johnson and Pope counties, which hasn’t seen conventional drilling and people aren’t sure what to expect if a fracking rush becomes a reality. Some envision the kind of economic boom they’ve heard about in other states: tens of thousands of workers drilling for oil and gas, local businesses barely keeping up with demand and many municipal coffers flush with cash. Others are spooked by stories of housing shortages, towns overrun with strangers, torn-up roads and claims of polluted water — and worry that drilling would forever alter the serenity, beauty and very character of an area they consider special. “This really is a double-edged sword,” says Ron Duncan, Johnson County’s economic development director, standing on a corner in downtown Vienna, the once-

bustling county seat that now has just a handful of businesses and government offices. “This town could use an economic infusion,” he says, pausing to wave to an elderly man riding his lawnmower around the courthouse square. “But it’s also where people love the rural life, the natural beauty and knowing their neighbours.” Fracking uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals to crack rock formations and release oil and natural gas deep underground. Combined with horizontal drilling, it allows access to formerly out-of-reach deposits and has opened large areas of the country for exploration. It has pushed U.S. oil production to its highest level in 20 years, the Energy Department says, and natural gas production to an all-time high, with new estimates that the nation has almost 2,400 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. In Illinois, the industry is eyeing the New Albany Shale formation, and could begin drilling as soon as this summer if the legislature passes regulations introduced in February.

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Outstanding Home builders heralded BY ADVOCATE STAFF Sorento Custom Homes was the big winner at this year’s Awards of Excellence in Housing, taking home large volume builder of the year and two other honours. The awards were handed out Saturday at the annual gala at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel and Exhibition Centre with about 500 people in attendance. Hosted by the Central Alberta Chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association the even celebrates innovation, creativity and excellence in the residential construction industry. A complete list of the award winners: ● Best New Home up to $224,999: Sorento Custom Homes. ● Best New Home, $225,000 to $259,999: Laebon Homes. ● Best New Home, $260,000 to $299,999: True-Line Homes. ● Best New Home, $300,000 to $374,999: Falcon Homes Ltd. ● Best New Home, $375,000 to $449,999: Landmark Homes Red Deer. ● Best New Home, $450,000 to $524,999: Larkaun Homes Ltd.

AWARDS IN EXCELLENCE IN HOUSING ● Best New Home, $525,000 to $599,999: Sorento Custom Homes. ● Best New Home, $600,000 to $674,999: Colbray Homes, Platinum Homes. ● Best New Estate Home, $750,000 to $999,999: Sorento Custom Homes. ● Best New Estate Home over $1,000,000: Bowood Homes. ● Best New Multi Family Home under $199,999: Falcon Homes. ● Best New Multi Family Home over $200,000: Sorento Custom Homes. ● Best Renovation Up to $99,999: True-Line Homes. ● Best Renovation over $100,000: Platinum Homes. ● Excellence in Interior Design: Interior designer: Danette Lowen; Builder: Platinum Homes. ● Safety Leadership Award: Bruin’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd. ● Trades of the year — Small Category: Canadian Closet. ● Trades of the year — Large Category: Thermo Pro Insulation and Drywall. ● Supplier of the year -— Small Category: Northland Construction Supplies.

● Supplier of the year - Large Category: Timber Wolf Truss Ltd. ● Service Professional of the year - Small Category: Snell & Oslund Surveys (1979) Ltd. ●Service Professional of year - Large Category: Servus Credit Union Ltd. ● 2013 Renovator of the year: Bowood Homes. ● 2013 Builder of the year — Small Volume: Larkaun Homes Ltd. ● 2013 Builder of the year -— Large Volumer: Sorento Custom Homes. ● Rookie of the Year: Pam Cameron, Asset Builders. ● Member of the Year: John deRegt, Wolf Creek Building Supplies, Timbr Mart Lacombe. ● Gus Bakke Memorial Award for significant contribution to the association: Dan Owehand, Carpet Colour Centre Carpet One. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association represents more than 8,000 member companies across Canada, including home builders, renovators, developers, trade contractors, building material manufacturers and suppliers, as well as lenders and other companies and individuals active in the housing industry.

Outlook for equities is good TALBOT BOGGS


Low or negative returns on bonds and positive signs of economic growth in major economies such as the U.S., China and Europe all point to good returns for equities over the next few years, Bank of Montreal investment executives say. “In terms of assets, we continue to think that’s the right place to be despite the strong up move that we’ve seen recently in

equity markets,” said Stephane Rochon, vice-president and managing director of BMO Nesbitt Burns. “It doesn’t mean that portfolios should not have bonds or cash, but if you look at the potential returns over the next few years it is probable that after-inflation returns on cash and government bonds will be negative. “High-quality equities are prob-

ably the only game in town right now.” The ISM new orders manufacturing index, which monitors employment, production inventories, new orders and supplier deliveries in the U.S., is trending upward. And the labour market south of the border is improving.

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FRACKING: Residents divided on possible benefits That’s not a problem for many people in Illinois counties where conventional oil and gas drilling has been going on for over a century. “Where we operate now, people aren’t afraid,” said Brad Richards, executive vice-president of the Illinois Oil and Gas Association. But those in Pope and Johnson counties, areas Richard said might hold significant oil reserves, are divided. The Pope County Board of Commissioners recently voted to support a 2-year drilling moratorium; bills filed in the Illinois House and Senate calling for a drilling delay have gotten little support. “We need jobs,” says board Chairman Larry Richards. “But will they just bring their own people in, tear our county up, destroy it and then pack up and leave us with a mess?” Even so, many locals have leased land to oil companies, regarding it as a quick infusion of cash — a onetime payment of about $50 per acre — though they’ll receive royalties if oil production is successful. “I don’t care whether I get (a well) or not,” says 69-year-old Johnson County farmer Thomas Trover, who leased more than 1,300 acres to a Kansas oil company. “I got my $60,000.” Duncan, who raises cattle and hay on about 150 acres, says he also signed a lease, but only to protect himself: His neighbours were leasing, so the drillers could have fracked underneath his land anyway. Plus, he wanted to try to protect a creek that flows through his property. He worries that fracking could deplete local water supplies, that there already is a shortage of rental housing and that a large stream of strangers might be more than some locals bargained for. But he also understands the wider economic benefit that could come if fracking creates jobs where there are no factories or Wal-Marts —the biggest employers are two prisons near Vienna and the school systems. The poverty rate in Johnson County is about 15 per cent, but it’s almost 20 per cent among Pope County’s 4,400 residents. So, fracking is a gamble that many are willing to take. “It could be a real good thing,” says 23-year-old Frank Johnson, who lives in the Pope County seat of Golconda, a shrinking Ohio River town of 670. He drives an hour each way to his job as a mechanic, but says many of his friends, “had to go in the military to get out of town,” and get a job. John Towns, who opened the Sweetwater Saloon in Golconda three years ago after a long career as a river captain, says fracking “sure enough wouldn’t hurt nothing.” “It wouldn’t bother me a bit,” says Towns, a 62-year-old who’s lived here all his life and watched friends and neighbours move away. “And maybe some of the workers would want to drink a beer.” But 68-year-old Barney Bush, chairman of a Shawnee Indian settlement in northeastern Pope County, near the Garden of the Gods — ancient rock formations and cliffs in the Shawnee National Forest — says this area is too special to put at risk for what could be short-term gain. “This is still a hard place to live in, but it’s everything that’s left to me,” says Bush, who draws his water from a natural spring and hunts the hardwood forests for wild onions, mushrooms and herbs. He fears fracking fluid would spill during drilling and pollute the water, that the sites would destroy forests and bring hundreds of tanker trucks rumbling through the hills. “If they poison the water here, that’s not just for a week, that’s for eternity as far as we know,” Bush says. A regulatory bill setting rules for drilling is lingering in a House committee while industry and lawmakers hash out last-minute details. Wayne Woolsey, the owner of Wichita, Kan.-based Woolsey Energy Corp., has staked out his land, buying leases in Johnson, Pope and eight other counties. He says he’s ready to get going: “If this is as good as I think it is, it will be a tremendous opportunity for the state of Illinois — which, by the way is in great debt.”

OUTLOOK: China re-engineering, Europe improving China is in the process of re-engineering its economy, and while the economy in Europe still is not great, it too is improving. “So you’ve got the three largest economic regions with good economic momentum,” Rochon said. “Typically that’s a good environment for equities.” Rochon is recommending investors put a greater allocation of their investments in the U.S. market, due primarily to better prospects for dividend growth in the future, a more balanced market there and positive signs of recovery in the U.S. housing market and in commercial construction. “Both the Canadian (TSX) and U.S. (S&P) are trading up roughly 14 times forward earnings, but the U.S. market is a fundamentally more balanced market in terms of sector weights,” Rochon said. “Another way of looking at it is the U.S. has a host of very, very high quality technology and consumer and industrial companies, which are three sectors we very much like right now because we see a better risk reward in those sectors. We simply don’t have access to those companies in Canada right now.” Large U.S firms like Google and Time Warner can take advantage of their good cash flows and strong balance sheets and start returning capital to investors through dividend growth. “Over the next few years the dividend growth prospects in the U.S. market are far superior,” Rochon added. “Academic studies have proven that it is dividend growth that matters for stock performance over a long period of time. So the bottom line is that by investing more money in the U.S. you’re buying a higher quality, more defensive market at the same price in Canada.” Investors need to be aware of current economic and financial market environments and need to set realistic financial goals and aspirations. “We all want to retire wealthy but it’s how to get to that stage that’s most important,” said Serge Pepin, vicepresident, investment strategy with BMO Asset Management. “Investors will go through difference stages in life, from wealth accumulation to growth to de-accumulation and these different stages will require a tweaking of a portfolio from time to time. There are numerous investment products being offered to the Canadian investing public with a fair number of them coming in different flavours, so taking the time to sit down with an investment adviser is perhaps the best thing an investor can do.” One product that is getting a lot of attention these days are lifecycle investment portfolios. They have been around in Canada for the last 10 or 15 years but have been available in the United States for much longer. They are structured to become more conservative over time as the investor ages toward retirement over time. The usual progression is an initial split of 85 per cent equities and 15 per cent fixed income to a final split of about 35 per cent equities and 65 per cent fixed income. “A lot of people would classify them as a ‘set it and forget it’ type of investment, which can be misleading,” Pepin said. “While they do help to follow an investor through life, you want to make sure you are still aware of what your allocations look like over a certain period of time.” Pepin suggests investors stay calm during periods of market volatility, make regular, automatic contributions to their RRSPs over the year, diversifying their holding among more than one financial institution, so long as they don’t lose track of their accounts, and work with a financial professional. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

Energy advances, job gains help lift U.S. economy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A stronger-thanexpected April rebound in job creation and recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk. The economic good news is also drawing attention to the importance of private-sector innovation rather than government policy in fostering growth. The Labor Department’s report that payrolls expanded by 165,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate declined to a four-year low of 7.5 per cent does not represent explosive job growth by any measure. Yet the report offered a big sigh of relief to President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies in Congress. It also may help blunt Republican criticism of Obama’s policies and make it easier for him to give more attention to other issues on his agenda, including immigration, gun control and global warming. At the same time, it provided the GOP with more support for their call for a smaller government and fewer regulations on business. The recent jobs improvements were mostly driven by private-sector gains independent of action by the president and Congress. Most legislative fiscal stimulus programs, begun in 2008 under President George W. Bush and expanded under Obama, have run their course. The Federal Reserve, however, continues to stimulate the economy by

holding down interest rates and effectively printing money to buy government and mortgage-related bonds. In fact, the report showed employer confidence about the economic outlook even in the face of new federal budget cuts. Economists widely agree that job gains would have been bigger were it not for the automatic across-the-board cuts that are beginning to take an $85 billion bite out of government spending. House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, said that while the report had “some good news” on the jobs front, it was still important to “focus on growing our economy rather than growing more government.” He said that includes “expanding our energy production.” The energy sector plays a major role in global economic growth and recovery. Recent discoveries have put the United States on track to become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas in a few years. At the same time, oil imports have fallen to a 17-year low. The energy breakthroughs have come despite Obama’s heavy emphasis on promoting renewable clean-energy sources, such as wind and solar power, for the future. In the months and years ahead, domestic energy production “is going to be a real driver of economic growth,” said economist Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economic adviser to Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Canadians embrace cross-border e-commerce as homegrown shops fall behind: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canadian retailers who have delayed launching a robust e-commerce website are running out of time and face “their last wake-up call,” suggests a new report on the state of online shopping in Canada. The report by the U.S.-based Forrester Research, funded in part by Canada Post and, is based on surveys with 1,103 Canadian online shoppers and concludes that U.S. etailers are becoming better positioned to steal web revenues from homegrown companies. “In the eyes of the consumer, the downsides of buying from a U.S.-based retailer rather than a domestic Canadian retailer are diminishing. Canadian retailers should be shaking in their boots,” states the report. “Canadian online shoppers will sacrifice any loyalty to Canada-domiciled retailers if they can find the same product cheaper online at an online marketplace or via a U.S. or international retailer.” According to Forrester, about 25

per cent of online spending by Canadians already goes through international websites. And the data suggests Canadian shoppers are growing increasingly comfortable with cross-border buying. About 68 per cent of the online shoppers surveyed said they have shopped at a web store based outside Canada. Of those, 72 per cent said it was because they couldn’t find what they were looking for from a Canadian etailer, and 59 per cent said cheaper prices contributed to their decision to buy abroad. While it’s not always ideal to get purchases shipped from outside the country due to issues like customs and sometimes-high delivery fees, many shoppers would still rather deal with those headaches than stick with Canadian web stores. A third of the shoppers surveyed said they were willing to buy through non-Canadian sites even though they knew they could potentially get hit with an additional bill for duties.


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Free comics spread the magic FREE COMIC BOOK DAY INCREASINGLY POPULAR EVENT BY MICHAEL CAVNA ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES There is, perhaps, no more inviting and seductive pitch to a prospective consumer than three simple words: “First one’s free.” Sound sketchy? Not to worry. “This time,” said comics creator Batton Lash, “the message is a positive one.” He’s referring to Free Comic Book Day, Saturday’s increasingly popular national event during which comics retailers and publishers join forces to entice new readers with the promise of giveaways. “Free Comic Book Day is a gateway for those who are unaware and an opportunity to get hooked on America’s indigenous art form and the world’s greatest entertainment medium,” says Lash, creator of the comics Supernatural Law and the Eisner Awardwinning Radioactive Man. The California-sprung promotional event has grown by leaps and single bounds since its 2002 launch. In the Washington region alone, scores of creators turned to make in-store appearances. After all, it’s not only about connecting new readers to comics, but also about introducing them to their neighborhood shops. “The best thing is seeing the people who work in comics shops spending the day doing what they do best: recommending stuff,” NPR pop-culture contributor Glen Weldon says. “So much of their usual customer base — hardcore geeks like me — settle into grooves, reading the same thing month after month. FCBD customers are clean slates, eager to try something, and comics shop staffers are enthusiasts, eager to supply them with suggestions.” Customers may learn something new about comic book readers, as well. “Every FCBD, people walk into shops prepared for dank nerd-pits smelling of must and Funyuns,” Weldon said, “only to find smart, friendly people like themselves.” The best thing about FCBD, says Maryland comics creator Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows) is “hanging out with the fans, fellow pros and comic retailers, and [talking] about comics and movies. “Kinda like sports fans hanging out and watching a game,” notes Cho, who will appear Saturday at Marc Nathan’s Cards, Comics and Collectibles shop in Reisterstown, Md., along with creators Adam Kubert and Steve Conley. Another element of FCBD that gleams like a pow-


Displayed are comics set aside for Free Comic Book Day at Brave New Worlds in Philadelphia. The annual event that’s grown from a few scattered stores hundreds upon hundreds worldwide publishers and purveyors of tales of fantastic heroes and nefarious villains is eager to court new readers who, in spite of easy access to digital comics, are making time and spending money on comics printed on paper and increasing the demand for new books and titles. er ring: the celebration of narrative. “The coolest thing about FCBD is that it is another much-needed reminder of the value of story,” said Marc Tyler Nobleman, author of Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. “A lot that competes for kids’ entertainment time these days is not narrative — largely video games and social networking,” Nobleman said, “and while there is a time for those things, reading and absorbing stories should be a bigger chunk of the pie. “That’s not just me as an author speaking,” says Nobleman, who on Sunday will deliver a lecture on Batman’s Bill Finger at the Washington Hebrew Congregation Temple in Washington. “It’s me as a father and a former kid myself.” And to some, Free Comic Book Day is not just

about the craft and wizardry on the comics page, but also about the magic within the bricks and mortar. “FCBD tries to get new people into that [comic shop] environment to experience it for themselves,” said Charles Hatfield, associate professor of English at California State University Northridge and Eisner-winning author (Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby). “In a sense, FCBD is about selling shops, not just giving away — or selling — specific comics.“It’s a lovely form of outreach, from what was once a cultural outlier or ‘geek frontier’ to what we are accustomed to calling ‘mainstream’ culture. I’m all for that!” By Michael Cavna writes for The Washington Post

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ket at his funeral. The pictures of his battered body helped push civil rights into the cultural conversation. Wayne had sent the Till family a letter offering empathy and saying that he would not reference Till or the family in his music, particularly in an inappropriate manner. Till’s family was made aware of PepsiCo’s decision Friday but did not immediately have a statement. Music and media industry executive Paul Porter, who comments on music issues on his website, said he thought PepsiCo’s decision was an effort by the company “to do the


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Boyfriend’s kid lacks discipline says girlfriend Dear Annie: I’m a 20-year-old which means I am the one who deals woman in love with a 25-year-old di- with this behavior. The least he could vorced man who has a 4-year-old son, do is make it easier for me. Am I “Mikey.” wrong to feel this way? -- Young but Lately, Mikey’s mother has been Learning letting us have the child more often Dear Young: You aren’t wrong, but because she has to go out of state on you must remember that it is perfectbusiness. The problem is, ly normal for 4-year-old this boy is very stubborn. boys to run around in a He’s not a bad child. He store and not listen. That just doesn’t like to listen. doesn’t make it appropriAnd for the most part, he ate or safe. always gets his way -- from Your boyfriend refuses what he eats to when he to discipline Mikey begoes to sleep. When he cause he doesn’t see him doesn’t get his way, he often. This does a disthrows a fit. service to all of you, esI care deeply for Mikey pecially Mikey. How will and don’t agree with he feel secure and know this type of upbringing. I his father loves him if wasn’t raised this way, and Dad doesn’t care enough neither was my boyfriend. to watch his behavior and MITCHELL I helped raise my younghelp him mature? Please er sister, so I understand ask your boyfriend to & SUGAR discipline. I am not harsh, come with you for parentbut I do want Mikey to lising classes. You can check ten to me. The other day, online or at your local we took him with us when YMCA. we shopped for a new TV, Dear Annie: My husand he kept running around the furni- band and I just returned from a lunture. At one point, I couldn’t find him, cheon following a funeral. We decidand he didn’t come when I called his ed not to eat any of the food, as we name. My boyfriend said, “That’s nor- were told by another person that the mal. Let him be.” food had been sitting out uncovered If I had behaved like this growing for a couple of hours. up, my mother would have smacked We felt that the food could be my behind in front of everyone in the spoiled. Shouldn’t this food have been store. My boyfriend insists we leave left in the refrigerator or warming in him alone because he’s only with us the oven? for a short while. But my boyfriend Worse, people who arrived at the often is at work when Mikey is here, luncheon before the family were told


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Obituaries VERMEER Audrey 1916 - 2013 Mrs. Audrey Vermeer of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Audrey will be lovingly remembered by her children, Peter (Anne) of Abbotsford, BC, Audrey (Ted) Oostenbrug of Red Deer, AB, Nel (John) Langelaar of Red Deer, AB, Irene Cornell of Rocky Mountain House, AB and Grace (Bob) Morrison of Rocky Mountain House, AB, as well as 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Audrey was predeceased by her beloved husband Marinus. A Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at First Christian Reformed Church, 16 McVicar Street, Red Deer, Alberta at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor G a r y B o m h o f o ff i c i a t i n g . Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

NEALE Richard (Rick) Lionel O n W e d n e s d a y, M a y 1 , 2013, Richard (Rick) Lionel Neale passed into the arms of Jesus at the age of 63 years, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Rick is survived by his loving wife, Connie, daughter, Taya Walker, sons; Robert (Melanie and Koen) Neale and Ira Neale. He is also survived by three brothers; David (Brenda) Neale,Barry (Marlene) Shust, and Ondre (Debbie) Shust, three sisters; Suzanne Shust, Theresa (Daryl) Redman, and Stephanie (Ivan) Butler, as well as many nieces and nephews. Rick will be lovingly remembered by his in-laws; Andy and Tina Scholing, Carolyn (Tim) Clow, Nancy (Bruce) Boguski, Anita (Jerry) Pasman, and Denise (Zane) Garnick. He will be missed and remembered by many good friends and business associates in and around Red Deer area. Rick was predeceased by his son, Travis (April 2013), his mom, Jean (2006), and dad, Lionel (2009). Rick was known in the Red Deer area as “The Will-Do Guy”, Rick began Will-Do! Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning 20 years ago, and now “Forever Floors” with his boys. He enjoyed passing on his years of experience and knowledge in business knowing his legacy would continue in his children and grandchild. Rick’s passions in life were fishing, camping, and cooking with and for his family. New inventions were always a dream, with many turning i n t o r e a l i t y. A M e m o r i a l Service will be held at the CrossRoads Church, 38105 R.R. 275, Red Deer County, on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:00p.m. Memorial donations in Rick’s name may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager) You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Caregivers/ Aides


F/T LIVE-IN caregiver req’d to look after elderly man in Rimbey AB. $1927.64 minus $386.96 room & board. Email resume to debbie@ Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS



AURORA DENTAL GROUP / Sylvan Lake Looking for F/T Denturist Monday to Friday Please email resume to: or fax to: 403-887-3224 F/T RDA II Required to start ASAP in a busy and expanding dental office Mon. - Fri. Interested individuals please fax resume ATTN: Petrina to 43-347-2133 or email:



DENTAL RECEPTION/ OFFICE MANAGER for hygiene department. Looking for mature, professional with exc. communication skills. Must be efficient and multi task with ease, and have the ability to follow through on policies and implement them amoung staff. Must be reliable and able to work extended hours. Exp. is an asset but not req’d. Yearly Term position with strong potential for permanent position. Wage to be determined. Fax resume or drop off in person to Associates Dental, Attn: Corinne. 403-347-2133 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds




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




Restaurant/ Hotel

PHARMACIST and PHARM TECHS, FT/PT, GAETZ IDA. Contact Fran 403.392.6488 or Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds Start your career! See Help Wanted Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT



COLTER ENERGY SERVICES INC Join Our Fast Growing Team and Secure Your Future with our Optimum Benefit Package & RRSP’s!!

Production Testing Personnel: Day & Night Supervisors & Field Operators •

MECHANICAL Design Engineer Nexus Engineering requires a full time permanent MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER. This position will involve the design and product development of Coil Tubing Pressure Control Equipment.

* Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering * Eligibility for registration with APEGA * Strong mechanical aptitude and interest in working with equipment * Solidworks experience an asset * Creativity and attention to detail required. * 3 - 5 yrs. exp. preferred. Company paid benefit plan and RRSP. Please send resumes to: resume@


TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 RATTRAY Reclamation Ltd is seeking a versatile individual with a background in farming duties. The position will involve minimal disturbance lease construction and reclamation in the central Alberta area. Duties will include operating tractors and various attachments, fencing and other manual labour, Competitive wages and benefits are available, current oilfield safety tickets are an asset. Please email resume to or fax to (403)-934-5235

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please VICTORIA PARK SENIOR Community is now hiring


NOW Hiring Site Superintendants, Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters for Full Time Work in the Red Deer area. Fully paid Benefit Package, Pension Plan, Bonuses. Good wages. Experience in the Petroleum industry an asset, Service Stations, Bulk Plants. E-mail Resume to

with experience. Call 403-309-1957 or email cam.gallagher@ or fax to: 403-309-1960



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


Sales & Distributors


in Sylvan Lake is looking to expand our sales team for our busy 2013 season. Applicants must be able to handle a high volume of sales and work independently. Please email resume with references to

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

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYMENT WITH TJ PAVING. Looking for Exp`d Class 1 Driver to move equipment and haul material, and exp. Class 3 driver to haul material. Competitive Wages. Great working atmosphere. FAX Resume to 403-346-8404 or email



ROCKY RIDGE BUILDERS INC. is currently seeking mature individuals for modular horse barn manufacturing. Carpentry exp. an asset. Must have drivers license and transportation. 10 hrs/day, 5 days/week. 15 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. Fax resume to 403-728-3106 or call 403-373-3419


QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599 STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: and/or fax 403-347-7913 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds





WE ARE......

is hiring for the following position: 3RD OR 4TH YEAR HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC.


Experienced Screedman Roller Operator Transfer Machine Operator Email resume to: Fax resume to: 403-885-5137


PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.



great salary, benefits & matching RRSP plan. Experience in scratch cooking is a must. Shift work is req’d. Wage will be discussed during interview. ALSO HIRING

Duties will include: * Design of equipment using 3D CAD * Shop Testing of Prototypes * Support to manufacturing for existing products

Qualified Day & Night Supervisors - (Must be able to provide Restaurant/ own work truck.) Hotel • Field Operators - Valid First Aid, H2S, driver’s license required! BLONDIE’S RESTAURANT In Sylvan Lake now hiring Please see your website exp’d LINE COOKS, @ SERVERS & DISHWASHERS. or contact us at Also looking for 1-877-926-5837 supervisory position in front. Competitive wages. Your application will be Please call Merle kept strictly confidential 403-887-1955 OR 403-887-1806 after 2 p.m. Fluid Experts Ltd. or Email: blondiesrestaurant Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to:



LICENSED MECHANIC & AUTO BODY TECH. Reasonable rate. A.J. Auto Repair & Body 11, 7836 49 Ave. Call 403-506-6258

Job qualifications:

Class 1 Operators

In Memoriam



For the Red Deer Area. Please fax resume to: 403-347-8060 OR EMAIL: tricia.cunningham@

FIRESIDE NOW HIRING: Prep Cooks, Line Cooks, Breakfast Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers & Bartenders. Bring resume in person. 4907 Lakeshore Dr. Sylvan Lake.

JOURNEYMAN POWER LINEMEN with rubber glove experience required immed. for F/T employment. We offer competitive wages & benefits. successful candidate must be willing to work away from home. Fax resume to 403-348-5579

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

LOCAL company now hiring exp’d dozer and grater operators. Fax resume 403-347-6296

17 Time Presidents Award Winner Locally Owned and Operated One of the Most Respected Ford Dealerships in Alberta

YOU ARE.....

A Licensed Technician or 4th Year Apprentice YOU WILL RECEIVE.....

A Positive Growing work environment Great Benefits Package

UP TO $40.00/Hr Flat RATE Signing BONUS or Relocation Assistance (depending on experience) Ford experience not required Apply in person at:

4412-50 St., Innisfail, AB or by Fax: 403-227-4544 or

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Water management company looking to hire a qualified


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 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds



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

Beauty/ Cosmetic



would like to welcome all of her clients, as well as new clients to join her at Headrush Hair Dezign! Located at Bay A 3440-50th Ave. Red Deer. Appointments can be booked with her at 403-505-8465.



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301


Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. 302-9126


Computer Services

Red Deer Techshop Grand Opening. Website design, pc/laptop repair. Call 403-986-2066 or visit



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


Handyman Services

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



Irish Green Yard Care is still accepting bookings for spring cleanups in the Red Deer area; 15 yrs. experience; family-run operation. 403-341-6620

Massage Therapy


Mother’s Day Special Linda’s Chinese Massage For details call 403-986-1550 or visit

Massage Therapy


FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 THE BODY Whisperer 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 PAINTING SERVICE Res./Com. Celebrating 25 years. 25% off paint. 403-358-8384 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

PRO-PAINTING at reasonable rates. 304-0379

Seniors’ Services



VII MASSAGE Are you looking for help on small jobs, around the Feeling over house such as roof snow whelmed? removal, bathroom fixHard work day? tures, painting or flooring Pampering at its Call James 403- 341-0617 best. #77464 Gaetz SENIORS need a HELPING Ave. www. HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. In/Out Calls to Call 403-346-7777 or visit Hotels. 403-986-6686 New South location for info. 5003A -50 St. Yard 348-5650


Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666


GARDEN ROTOTILLING & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds SPRING LAWN CLEANUP Call 403-304-0678

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, May 6, 2013


SECURITAS CANADA Hiring Immediate FT & Casual

EMR/EMT Security Positions Securitas Canada is looking for qualified Security Staff for a Petro-Chemical plant outside of Red Deer. Qualification: Security/Emergency Dispatcher: *EMR/EMT- ACP registered *Valid license (Class 4) * Provincial Security License * Bondable *Good interpersonal skills *Good communication skills *Computer knowledge, previous emergency experience, previous security experience, client interaction experience an asset WHY SECURITAS: *Extended Health and Dental plan *Above average wages *Fully Paid uniform *All training time paid *Dedicated quality group. *Room to learn and grow. How to apply: Fax: 403-314-8475 Email: Fax: 403-314-8475 Integrity - Vigilance Helpfulness Securitas Canada celebrates diversity and we welcome and encourage applications from the four designated groups; namely women, aboriginal people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

Misc. Help


ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 Attention Students SUMMER WORK flexible schedule, $16 baseappointment, customer sales/service, no experience necessary, conditions apply, Will Train, Call 403-755-6711

Misc. Help


Misc. Help

ATTENTION Students SUMMER WORK flexible. schedules., $16 base-appt, customer sales/service, no exp necessary, conditions apply, will train, 403-755-6711 www.

CASH CASINO is hiring a


3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume attn: Greg Tisdale gtisdale@ or fax 403-346-3101 or drop off at Cash Casino, 6350 - 67 St. F/T SORTERS NEEDED for recycling line in Red Deer. No exp. necessary. Start immediately. Email to


Red Deer WAL-MART South & North Locations are hiring for

Warehouse Associates Cashiers Sales Floor Associates Please apply at

CLASS 1 drivers req’d for flat deck work. Steady year round work. Benefits, exc. wages and safety bonuses. Successful candidates must be hard working, must know your load securement and love driving as you will be traveling throughout BC, AB, SK & MB. Please fax resumes and drivers abstract to 1-855-784-2330 DRIVER/EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Req’d immed. for F/T employment. A clean class 1 drivers license req’d. We offer competitive wages & benefits. successful candidates must be willing to work away from home. Fax resume to 403-348-5579 WANTED: Class 3 driver with air, for tandem septic truck. Must have drivers abstract. Email resume or fax 403-342-6179

Misc. Help


CONTRACT SALES ADMINISTRATOR P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP APPLIANCE DELIVERY DRIVER Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and bene¿t package. Start your career with a well known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to: Christ Sturdy in person at 2823 Bremner Avenue Delivery Drive applicants apply to Colin Parsons at #6 4622 61 St., Riverside Industrial District. Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.


We are looking for an individual who is neat in appearance, reliable and works well with others to fill an open position as our

Anders St. Addinell Close/ Allan St. Abbott Close/ Allan St. Allan Close/Allan St. Allsop Cres.



Uncle Ben’s RV & Auto

Fall Start

Hwy 2 South, Gasoline Alley, Red Deer or Fax: (403) 346-1055 email:

Please drop off resume to:

Ingram Close


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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Misc. Help

LANCASTER AREA Langford Cres. Lewis Close/ Law Close Lancaster Drive



(Dozer, Scraper, Excavator, Grader) with 3 to 5 years’ lease and/or road construction experience wanted for work in Alberta. Must have a current driver’s licence, safety tickets: H2S, First Aid, CSTS and Ground Disturbance level 2/supervisory. Send resumes to or fax 1-403-556-6231.


No phone calls please.

Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc


Michener Area West of 40th Ave. North Ross St. to 52 Street. $236/monthly

Broughton/ Brooks Cres. Bettenson St./ Baines Cres. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St INGLEWOOD AREA

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

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



Spring Start

Community Support Worker

Timberstone Area Timothy Drive Turner Cres. Towers Close Tobin Gate $112.00/mo.

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

Currently seeking Newspaper carrier for morning delivery 6 DAYS PER WK. ( Monday - Saturday)

Looking L ookin king ing ng for

a job? ?

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@

Mini Job Fair Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor, First Red Deer Place 4911 – 51 Street, Red Deer


For more information, call 403-340-5353



1. Central Alberta Refugee Effort 2. G4S Secure Solutions Ltd. 3. Home Depot 4. Lambourne Environmental Ltd. 5. LKQ Corporation 6. OPTIMUM Tutoring Solutions 7. Sun Life Financial 8. Vellner Leisure Products 9. Winners/HomeSense 10.World Financial Group 11.Deermart Equipment Sales 12.Sheraton Red Deer Hotel

Red Deer’s most modern 5 pin bowling center req’s F/T kitchen staff, servers and front counter staff. Must be avail. eves and wknds. Please send resume to: htglanes@ or apply in person


is operated by the Red Deer Presbytery of the United Church of Canada.

Head Cook

- Position is a full-time seasonal position 40 hrs/wk for 9 weeks beginning June 24, 2013. The Head Cook’s responsibility is to ensure the meals prepared at camp for campers & staff while camp is in session. A detailed job description is available upon request.

Summer Caretaker

- Position is a full-time seasonal position 40 hrs/wk for 10 weeks beginning June 18, 2013. The Summer Caretaker will perform general maintenance to the camp facilities & ensure all necessary resources are on hand for smooth & effective operation. Cleaning & doing minor repairs on site are examples of some of the tasks required. Please send inquiries and resumes to: MOBIL 1 Lube Express Gasoline Alley req’s an Exp. Tech. Fax 403-314-9207


NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

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@









Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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



DARK BROWN ROCKPORT LADIES OXFORDS. Size 7 1/2. $25. 2 Pair of Earth Spirit Leather Ladies Sandals, size 7. Nearly new. 1 beige, 1 brown. $15/ea. Knee Length Stone Wash Denim coat. Ladies Large. $25. Morrisroe, 403-347-3741



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



Farm Equipment


2011 MASSEY FERGUSON DISC BINE. Like new. 7 cutting discs, field ready. With operator manual. $18,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 5 WHEEL HAY RAKE. Independent hyd. arms. Hyd. height adjustment. $5000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 HESTON 565A Round Baler Low usage. New belts, shedded, field ready. With operator manual & cab computer control console. $12,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954



LIVESTOCK handling facility. 40 x 40 ft. sliders, sweeps, cow box, pens, shedded $3000 403-886-5315 Keith



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


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


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

Garden Supplies


COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-20’ , equipment for digging, wrapping, basketing, hauling and planting. J/V Tree Farm. John 403-350-6439.


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

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@



Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. CLUB Chair, chocolate brown leather, like new. $150. 403-596-1312

Part Time Account Merchandiser

If you’re looking for a challenging position with one of the world’s leading snack food companies, here’s your chance to join the largest sales team in Canada as a Weekend Part Time Account Merchandiser in Red Deer, AB. We’re looking for someone who pays great attention to detail, has a interest in building displays, and can ensure that our product is always well stocked and looking great. So if you’re an excellent communicator, have great people skills, a class 5 driver’s license, and a flawless driving record, we invite you to apply online at www. or fax your resume to (780) 577-2174 ATTN: Elaine Diesbourg. ROBUST Cleaning Services looking for residential window cleaners. Exp. preferred or will train. Own transportation, valid driver’s licence. Call 403-341-5866 between 6 - 9 pm SERVICE DRIVER wanted for Little Jons Portable Toilet Services Drivers abstract required please. or fax resume to 403-342-6179 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help 7 am-3 pm. weekends Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue



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

Career Planning


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


for all Albertans Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

DESK and chair $75; Dirt Devil vacuum, used very little $60; 27” older tv w/stand $50 403-340-0675


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale


85 - 9 1/2 “ WHITE DINNER PLATES 82 - 9” dinner plates with design $1.00 Call 403-728-3485 ACCRUE LACE TABLE CLOTH, 50x82. $25. Morrisroe, 403-347-3741 TILLER, Zenith 20” walk behind, 5 hp. B.S.; $70.; Several red brick & cement blocks 8x16. $1.ea.; 48” neck yolk, $25. 403-728-3375



SUPER CUTE FLUFFY KITTIES. Great for pets or mousers. Free to good homes. 403-343-0730 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT




MALTESE, white, 6 yrs. old. very loving dog. Sadly needs a good loving home, Senior cant take her with her. 403-341-4502 SHELTIES 4M, 1F, vet checked, ready to go $500/ea. 403-722-3204 846-0198

Sporting Goods


GOLF CLUB SET Tommy Armour 845S irons, 3-sw steel shafts, rh, John Daly driver, Nick Dent GH + 3 & 5 woods, like new Tommy Armour carry bag and stand, very good cond, $100 403-346-0093

Collectors' Items


DRUMMOND NAVY WITH ORAGE “WOLFSBRAU” LETTERING SWEATSHIRT. Large. $50. 1 Precious Moments. $40. Morrisroe, 403-347-3741

Travel Packages


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


BRIGHT 2 bdrm suite with balcony. Close to downtown & trails. Coin-op laundry in bldg. ONLY $895 + electricity. No pets, N/S. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Or 403-396-9554

Roommates Wanted


FURN. ROOM, use of full house, utils. & internet. all incl. $475. 403-506-1907

Rooms For Rent


MOUNTVIEW: avail May 15 1 fully furn bdrm $550/mo. & $275 DD.† Working or Student M. only no Pets. Call 403-396-2468

Mobile Lot


LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Wanda 403-340-0225





FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390 Houses For Sale Acreages/ By Owner ~IMPRESSIVE Farms Modified Bi-level on Close


EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW ON ACREAGE IN RED DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 baths, rent $2000 + DD Avail. now. 403-346-5885

Houses/ Duplexes


3 BDRM house at 7316-59 Ave., Rent $1550/S.S. $1550. Ph: 403-341-4627. 3 BDRM., 1/2 duplex main Household flr. laundry, utils. incl’d. n/s, no pets $1200 Appliances 403-314-4418 / 598-2626 APPLS. reconditioned lrg. JULY1, 2 BDRM., main flr. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. w/ laundry, South Hill, warr. Riverside Appliances $1125utils. incl’d. n/s, no 403-342-1042 pets 403-314-4418 / 598-2626 FREEZER, Baycrest 16 cu ft., works good. Very ROSEDALE GEM! Clean. $75. 403-347-3950 Great 3 bdrm. HOUSE - 2 baths, Finished bsmt. WASHER & DRYER Fenced yard. Full appls. Whirlpool. Exc. working pkg. Avail now! $1400 + cond. $300. 403-887-3934 Utilities. No pets, N/S Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Household Or 403-396-9554


1 & 2 bdrm. adult suite. Heat/water/parking incl’d. Call 403-342-2899







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

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info


We offer excellent benefit packages and on-going training.

GED classes days/evening

DEER PARK AREA Part of Dunning Crsc & Depalme St. $61.00 mo. ALSO Part of Dunning Crsc. and Dunning Close $62.00/mo. ALSO Denmark Cres. Densmore Cres. Donnelly Cres. $151.00/mo. ALSO 2 blocks of Duston St. & Dale Close $87.00/mo.


ACADEMIC Express Adult Education and Training

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





Misc. Help


Good for adult with small car.



Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to ¿ll the following positions at our Red Deer locations.


Truckers/ Drivers


Lancaster Area East half of Lampard Crsc. $61/mo. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area $76/mo. ALSO Leonard Crs. and 1 block of Lancaster Dr. $75.00/mo.

Structural Welders

that are CWB certified with API650 experience. Please forward resume to or fax 403-348-8109.

Misc. Help

ROSEDALLE AREA Richards Crsc. Richards Close Ray Ave. $58/mo. ALSO Russell Crsc. and part of Richards Crsc. $63/mo.



Condos/ Townhouses


CLEAN TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5 appls, fenced back yard, storage shed, n/s. $1150 + DD June 1st. 403-343-0761 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.

Manufactured Homes


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


1 BDRM. 2 appls. no pets $850/mo. 403-343-6609


2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $950 incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. June 1. 403-304-5337


2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $975 rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. avail. June 1. Call 403-304-5337


3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1075. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. July 1. Call 403-304-5337



1 BDRM. $740; N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 403-346-1458 1 BDRM. $740; N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 403-346-1458 2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail now or June 1 $900/mo., S.D. $650. 403-304-5337 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


in Sylvan Lake. This BEAUTIFUL home is 1342 sq. ft. on upper floor. It has 4 bdrms. and 3 Full bath. RV Pad, many upgrades and much more. $530,000.00 Email: or call 403-887-1715. FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer MASON MARTIN HOMES New 2 Storey 1500 sq.ft 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, $399,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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Portillo including a number of photographs of him refereeing and playing soccer. It also set up a bank account to accept donations for his family. No plans have been announced for a funeral or memorial services. Mario Vazquez, the league president who also was a friend and worked with Portillo, said Sunday everyone in the league had the greatest respect for him. “We will miss him at the soccer fields. He loved the game and loved doing his job. Ricardo always had a great sense of humour and loved being in the service of others,” Vazquez said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Portillo family during this difficult time. Ricardo will always be with us,” he said. Daughter Johana Portillo, 26, said last week that she wasn’t at the April 27 game in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, but she said she’s been told by witnesses and detectives that the player hit her father in the side of the head. “When he was writing down his notes, he just came out of nowhere and punched him,” she said. She did not immediately respond to a text message request for comment The Associated Press sent her on Sunday. Accounts from a police report, Portillo’s daughter and others offer further detail what occurred. The teenager was playing goalie during a game at Eisenhower Junior High School in Taylorsville when Portillo issued him a yellow card for pushing an opposing forward

trying to score. In soccer, a yellow card is given as a warning to a player for an egregious violation of the rules. Two yellow cards lead to a red card and expulsion from the game. The teenager, quite a bit heavier than Portillo, began arguing with the referee, then punched him in the face. Portillo seemed fine at first, then asked to be held because he felt dizzy. He sat down and started vomiting blood, triggering his friend to call an ambulance. When police arrived around noon, the teenager was gone and Portillo was laying on the ground in the fetal position. Through translators, Portillo told emergency workers that his face and back hurt and he felt nauseous. He had no visible injuries and remained conscious. He was considered to be in fair condition when they took him to the Intermountain Medical Center. But when Portillo arrived to the hospital, he slipped into a coma with swelling in his brain. Johana Portillo called detectives to let them know his condition had worsened. That’s when detectives intensified their search for the goalie. By Saturday evening, the teenager’s father agreed to bring him down to speak with police. Portillo’s family said he had been attacked before, and Johanna Portillo said she and her sisters had pleaded with their father to stop refereeing because of the risk from angry players, but he continued because he loved soccer. “It was his passion,” she said. “We could not tell him no.”

Car bomber kills seven after slamming into convoy in Somalia THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOGADISHU, Somalia — MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Seven people were killed Sunday morning when a suicide bomber attempted to ram a car laden with explosives into a military convoy escorting a four-member Qatari delegation. Gen. Garad Nor Abdulle, a senior police official said the members of the Qatari delegation who were being escorted in the interior minister’s convoy were unharmed and safely reached their hotel. Abdulle said the interior minister was not in the convoy. Mohamed Abdi, an officer at the scene of the blast, said four civilians and a soldier died immediately. Another two people died in hospital and 18 were being treated of wounds from the blast, said Dr. Duniya Mohamed Ali at the Medina hospital. The Qatari delegates are involved in development projects in Mogadishu, Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said. Mohamud blamed al-Qaida-linked Somali mil-

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Weather aids against wildfire MOIST AIR HELPS FIREFIGHTERS BUILD CONTAINMENT LINES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAMARILLO, Calif. — Cool, moist air moving into Southern California on Sunday helped firefighters build containment lines around a huge wildfire burning through coastal mountains. Fire crews took advantage of improved conditions as the high winds and hot, dry air of recent days were replaced by the normal Pacific air, significantly reducing fire activity. The 44-square-mile blaze at the western end of the Santa Monica Mountains was 60 per cent surrounded Sunday morning. Full containment was expected Monday, according to Ventura County fire officials. The progress made led authorities to lift evacuation orders Saturday for residences in several areas. “The fire isn’t really running and gunning,” said Tom Kruschke, a Ventura County Fire Department spokesman. The National Weather Service said an approaching low pressure system would bring a 20 per cent chance of showers Sunday afternoon, with the likelihood increasing into the night and on Monday. Nearly 2,000 firefighters using engines, bulldozers and aircraft worked to corral the blaze. Firefighting efforts were focused on the fire’s east side, rugged canyons that are a mix of public and private lands, Kruschke said. The change in the weather was also expected to bring

gusty winds to some parts of Southern California, but well away from the fire area. Despite its size and speed of growth, the fire that broke out Thursday and quickly moved through neighbourhoods of Camarillo Springs and Thousand Oaks has caused damage to just 15 homes, though it has threatened thousands. The fire also swept through Point Mugu State Park, a hiking and camping area that sprawls between those communities and the ocean. Park district Superintendent Craig Sap told the Ventura County Star that two old, unused ranch-style homes in the backcountry burned. Restrooms and campgrounds also were damaged. Sap estimated repairs would cost $225,000. The only injuries as of Saturday were a civilian and a firefighter involved in a traffic accident away from the fire. Residents were grateful so many homes were spared. “It came pretty close. All of these houses — these firemen did a tremendous job. Very, very thankful for them,” Shayne Poindexter said. Flames came within 30 feet of the house he was building. On Friday, the wildfire reached the ocean, jumped Pacific Coast Highway and burned a Navy base rifle range on the beach at Point Mugu. When winds reversed direction from offshore to onshore, the fire stormed back up canyons toward inland neighbourhoods. The blaze is one of more than 680 wildfires in the state


A firefighter battles the wildfire near the farmland along a hillside in Point Mugu, Calif. on the weekend. A huge wildfire carved a path to the sea and burned on the beach Friday, but firefighters got a break as gusty winds turned into breezes. Temperatures remained high, but humidity levels soared as cool air moved in from the ocean and the Santa Ana winds retreated. so far this year — about 200 more than average. East of Los Angeles in Riverside County, a new fire that broke out Saturday afternoon burned 650 acres of wilderness south of Banning. It was 30 per cent contained Sunday. Banning has been flanked by a nearly 5-squaremile fire to the north which destroyed one home shortly

after it broke out Wednesday. That fire was fully contained late Saturday. In Northern California, a fire that has blackened more than 10 square miles of wilderness in Tehama County was a threat to 10 unoccupied summer homes near the community of Butte Meadows, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire

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Malaysia’s governing coalition wins 13th straight national election KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s long-governing coalition won national elections with a weakened majority to extend its unbroken, 56-year rule, fending off the strongest opposition it has ever faced but exposing vulnerabilities in the process. The Election Commission reported that Prime Minister Najib Razak’s National Front coalition captured 133 of Malaysia’s 222 parliamentary seats Sunday, down slightly from the 135 it held before Parliament was dissolved. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s three-party alliance seized the remaining 89 seats. It even edged the National Front in the popular vote by more than 200,000 of at least 10.5 million ballots cast, according to several initial independent estimates. Opposition activists have long complained of gerrymandering. It was the National Front’s 13th consecutive victory in general elections since independence from Britain in 1957. It faced its most unified challenge ever from an opposition that hoped to capitalize on allegations of arrogance, abuse of public funds and racial discrimination against the government. Najib urged all Malaysians to accept his coalition’s victory. “We have to show to the world that we are a mature democracy,” he said. “Despite the extent of the swing against us, (the National Front) did not fall,” he said in a nation-

ally televised news conference. Anwar signalled the opposition might dispute the results, saying “irregularities” cost his alliance numerous seats with narrow margins. Within minutes of the National Front’s declaration of victory, thousands of Malaysian opposition supporters replaced their Facebook profile photos with black boxes in a co-ordinated sign of dismay. The Election Commission estimated more than 10 million voted for a record turnout of over 80 per cent of 13 million registered voters. They were also voting to fill vacancies in 12 of Malaysia’s 13 state legislatures. Though it retained power, the National Front is weaker than it was at its peak in 2004, when it won 90 per cent of Parliament’s seats. Its hopes were dashed of regaining the two-thirds legislative majority that it held for years but lost in 2008. Four Cabinet ministers and two state chief ministers also lose their parliamentary seats. The Malaysian Chinese Association, the second-biggest party in the ruling coalition, saw many of its candidates defeated as Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese minority community continued to abandon the National Front. The National Front regained control of one opposition-governed state, but Anwar’s alliance retained three, including two of Malaysia’s wealthiest, most urbanized ones.

Among the major differences between the National Front and Anwar’s alliance are coalition affirmative-action policies that benefit the majority but often poor Malay population. Malay leaders in the National Front say those policies are still needed to help poorer Malays, but opposition critics say they’ve been abused to benefit mainly well-connected Malays, and that all underprivileged Malaysians should get help regardless of race. “I am really fed up,” said Andrew Charles, who works in Australia and flew home to vote for the opposition in a suburb outside Kuala Lumpur. “There are more abuses in the system and there is no equality among the races. After 56 years, it is time to give others a chance to change this country.” Others saw the National Front as the path of stability. “The government has made some mistakes but the prime minister has made changes and I believe they (the National Front) will do their best to take care of the people’s welfare,” said Mohamed Rafiq Idris, a car business owner who waited in a long line at a central Selangor state voting centre with his wife and son. Some voters lined up for more than an hour at schools and other polling places, showing off fingers marked with ink to prevent multiple voting after they had finished. Najib said one of his priorities would be a “national reconciliation” plan to ease what he called a worrying trend of political polarization.

Five women killed in California limo fire THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — A limousine taking nine women to a bachelorette party erupted in flames, killing five of the passengers, including the brideto-be, authorities and the mother of one of the survivors said Sunday. The limo caught fire at around 10 p.m. Saturday on one of the busiest bridges on San Francisco Bay, California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel told The Associated Press. Five of the women were trapped, but the four other women managed to get out after the vehicle came to a stop on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, the patrol said. Rosita Guardiano told the San Francisco Chronicle that the woman for

whom the bachelorette party was being thrown was to be married next month. Guardiano said her daughter was one of the survivors. Investigators haven’t determined what sparked the fire, but the patrol said the white stretch limo became engulfed in flames after smoke started coming out of the rear of the vehicle. A photo taken by a witness and broadcast on KTVU-TV showed flames shooting from the back of the 1999 Lincoln Town Car. Aerial video shot after the incident showed about one-third of the back half of the limousine had been scorched by the fire. Its taillights and bumper were gone and it appeared to be resting on its rims, but

the remainder of the vehicle didn’t appear to be damaged. The driver of the limo — 46-year-old Orville Brown of San Jose — was the only person to escape unhurt. It wasn’t clear how he managed to escape without injury. Investigators Sunday afternoon were still seeking witnesses, the highway patrol said. “Four people got out, as far as what was going on inside, I don’t know,” highway patrol officer Jeremy Lofstrom said Sunday. All five women were pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsies were being conducted, San Mateo County Supervising Deputy Coroner Michelle Rippy said. The company that operated the limo was identified as Limo Stop,

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DAUGHTER WISHES SHE HAD NEVER CRIED ABOUT HER BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARRISBURG, Pa. — The teenage daughter of a woman who just revealed she abandoned her family 11 years ago said Thursday the disclosure has angered her and she is not eager to restart their relationship. Morgan Heist, who learned last week that Brenda Heist had surfaced in the Florida Keys, said the news has made her recall with bitterness the years of mourning she endured when she assumed her mother was dead and feared she’d been killed. “I ached every birthday, every Christmas,” said 19-year-old Morgan Heist, a freshman at a community college outside Philadelphia. “My heart just ached. I wasn’t mad at her. I wanted her to be there because I thought something had happened to her. I wish I had never cried.” Brenda Heist’s mother, Jean Copenhaver, said Thursday that her daughter “had a real traumatic time” but was doing OK. Brenda Heist was released from police custody on Wednesday and is staying with a brother in northern Florida for now, Copenhaver said. Copenhaver, who lives in Brenham, Texas, said she had spoken with Heist several times since Friday, when the 54-yearold woman turned herself in to police in Florida and was identified as a missing person. “She just said she thought the family wouldn’t want to talk to her because of her leaving,” Copenhaver said. “And we all assured her that wasn’t the case and we all loved her and wanted to be with her.” Morgan Heist said she’s not sympathetic, partly because her mother had a choice, unlike the family she secretly abandoned. “It’s definitely very selfish,” Morgan Heist said. “She clearly did not think of me or my brother or my dad at all with that decision. She thought of herself.” Heist told police she made a spur-of-the-moment decision in 2002 to join a group of homeless hitchhikers on their way to Florida, walking out on Morgan, then 8, and her brother, then 12. Brenda and her husband, Lee, were living together but going through an amicable divorce when she learned she had been denied housing support, police said. She was crying about that in a Lancaster park when three strangers befriended her and offered to let her join them. Morgan Heist said her parents had agreed to live near each other once they divorced. Brenda Heist had been a bookkeeper at a car dealership. “It’s more of a mystery than ever,” her daughter said. “Her life was not



This combination of Associated Press file photos shows, left, an undated driver’s license photo distributed by police in 2002 of Brenda Heist, and right, an April 26, 20013 photo of Heist taken by the Monroe County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office and released by the Lititz Borough, Pa. Police. hard at all.” Brenda Heist told police she slept under bridges and survived at times by scavenging food from restaurant trash and panhandling. But Lititz Police Detective John Schofield said Thursday he is looking into reports that have come in over the past day suggesting Brenda Heist’s time in Florida included much less miserable periods. “We’re getting several calls from people down in Florida that knew her who want to say she’s not being truthful with us,” Schofield said. Heist told a detective with

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SEATTLE — In sun-deprived Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine. Friday is a “sun day” of sorts for the 205 students at Bellingham Christian School, a small private Christian school in Bellingham, Wash., about 90 miles north of Seattle. “SCHOOL CANCELLED DUE TO GREAT WEATHER! WAHOOO!” the school’s website announced Thursday night. “Yeah! It’s a Sun Day today and everyone gets the day off from school.” Principal Bob Sampson said he wanted to give students some time to re-energize and enjoy the weather, adding that he wanted to re-create the excitement snow days get among the kids. He began teasing the possibility of giving the day off earlier in the week. “In a world that’s got a lot hard things going, its’ fun to create a moment joy,” Sampson said. The forecast for Western Washington calls for a weekend of sunshine, with highs hitting the low 80s in some parts of the region on Sunday. The sun day was also made possible because there weren’t any days off because of snow this school year. “Kids just love the anticipation of sitting around see if school is cancelled when it snows,” he said. “You know, we haven’t had any snow days, so I thought ’how fun would it be to create that anticipation for kids when it’s nice out?”’ Sampson surveyed parents to make sure the day off wouldn’t cause any hardships and floated the idea with the school board before cancelling school, he said. The 22 staff members will also get the day off, he added. Sampson and another staff member will be at the school bright and early, though, to welcome any students who didn’t get the notice. The principal asked students to take pictures of what they do on their sunny day off. He plans to show the pictures at an assembly Monday. It’s not the first time the school has given students the day off because of sunshine. The last time was two years ago.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Lawmakers in South Carolina are trying to keep junk food out of the governor’s mansion. State senators inserted a clause in the 2013-14 budget plan that would bar Gov. Nikki Haley’s office and the Governor’s Mansion from buying junk food with public money, whether for employee treats or entertaining. The move was a response to state efforts to fight obesity by limiting what people can buy with money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, known more commonly as food stamps. Those efforts need federal approval before being implemented. Democratic Sen. Darrell Jackson of Columbia pushed for the provision. He says it’s only fair for Haley to implement with her staff the healthy purchasing she’s promoting for poor people. Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey says Jackson is playing political games with a serious health epidemic.

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May 06, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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