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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF One Red Deer city councillor continues to fight the construction of a six-lane expressway through Red Deer. Coun. Paul Harris said overall it’s a bad plan and nothing good will come out of the full build out of the proposed 20th Avenue expressway, part of the North Highway Connector linking Hwy 11A, Northland ‘IF WE KEEP Drive, 20th Avenue and McKenzie Road. TALKING ABOUT On Monday night, HarSIX LANES, IT ris did not hold back his thoughts on the expressWILL BECOME way that he said will cost SIX LANES. I the community in health, DON’T THINK financial sustainability, land and money. Harris 1980S THINKING said the money should be SERVES US spent on other priorities in Red Deer. IN THE 21ST The eventual expressCENTURY.’ way is expected to be developed in phases, with — COUN. PAUL HARRIS two lanes over the next decade, four lanes in the next 20 years and potentially six lanes by 2040 depending on city growth. “I believe what we talk about will become a reality,” said Harris. “If we keep talking about six lanes, it will become six lanes. I don’t think 1980s thinking serves us in the 21st century.” City manager Craig Curtis said he felt it somewhat offensive to suggest this is 1980s thinking but what he would suggest is that it took 30 years to get to this stage. Curtis said council will direct administration to build the lanes in a phased approach and would not build lanes that were not needed. Harris said there has to be a better way to move people across the city in a timely way without the cost.

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

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Roofers work to remove old shakes and roofing material from the roof of the Sacred Heart Parish on 55 Street in Red Deer on Monday as the church gets a new roof.

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The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says 34 people lost their jobs at Red Deer College, two more than the number reported by the college last week. As the result of a loss of provincial funding, post-secondary institutions across the province cut back on spending, resulting in job cuts and program losses at RDC. An AUPE spokesman said the cuts directly impact the community. “Taking $6 million out of post-secondary in Red Deer means taking $6 million out of the local economy,” AUPE vicepresident Jason Heistad. AUPE blamed the provincial government for the job losses after the province cut 7.3 per cent from operating funding to post-secondary institutions as part of its March 7 budget. The cut ended up costing Red Deer College $6 million to balance its $92 million budget. While AUPE said 34 people lost their jobs, RDC said they cut 32 positions.

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Wildfire nears hamlet HISTORIC MINE SITE ALSO IN DANGER BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF An out-of-control wildfire reported a week ago moved to within 1.5 km of the hamlet of Nordegg and 500 metres of the community’s historic mine site on Monday. The fire also grew significantly, to 778 acres from 271 on Sunday. “It has been a very difficult fire. Winds have been our major challenge and very dry fuels,” said Barry Shellian, fire information officer with Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area, on Monday. “The fire guards we’re building are

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getting much larger than they were before.” The fire crossed Forestry Trunk Road. The road is closed from Hwy 11 to the North Fork Road. Hwy 11 may be closed or controlled. Bulldozers worked through the night to strengthen and reinforce the guards that are now the width of seven bulldozer blades, he said. “What they do is create a fuel-free guard. Pushing all the wood, anything that is combustible, to the outside of the fire. “Then the air tankers and helicopters can drop water and foam and retardant on that, followed up by ground crews.” More than 100 firefighters, various heavy equipment, air tankers and six helicopters were working to extinguish the wildfire.

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The wildfire near Nordegg crept closer to the hamlet on Monday. On Sunday at 6 p.m., about 150 Nordegg and area residents were evacuated to a curling rink in Rocky Mountain House. They had been on a one-hour evacuation alert since May 9. They remain away from their homes. Sprinklers and water hoses have been deployed in the community to protect key structures, including the

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coal mining site. A volunteer team with Canadian Red Cross has supplied about 50 cots and is running the reception centre and shelter for evacuees to support Clearwater County. As of Monday, 63 people had registered.

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RDC: Some on contract RDC president Joel Ward said they spoke to 56 people who are affiliated with either Canadian Union of Public Employees, AUPE or the Faculty Association of Red Deer College. “That’s the number of people we started with in terms of who we met with to whom we have ongoing contractual obligations as per our collective agreement,” said Ward. “Through redeployment, vacancies and repositioning through the reorganization, the net to institution was 32.” Those 32 losses were full-time equivalent job positions. “For example, sometimes two people could have one job so that is sometimes where the two unions and the one association may start looking at numbers differently because they look at people and we look at positions,” said Ward. Heistad said the number 34 was what staff had reported to the union. “I’m going from our people and those individuals were involved in the meetings with RDC,” said Heistad. In total, 65 people no longer are employed by RDC, but about half of those were contracted employees. Ward said the college issued more than 1,600 T4 slips last year, but has about 700 full-time employees. “The other 900 are contract workers who have a contract that starts and ends,” said Ward. “When the contract ends, we have no further obligation to them.” Sometimes the work doesn’t change and year to year the same person may get the contract over and over again. The distinction is that those who are laid off are full-time employees and the college owes them severance. Contract workers just don’t always get a new contract should the college need to balance its budget by adjusting the number of contract positions. “We don’t count them because we didn’t lay them off, we just didn’t renew the contract,” said Ward. Ward said they used a formula created by the Department of Advanced Education to arrive at the number of jobs cut. “If you were to ask the faculty president, the CUPE president or the AUPE president, you would get different numbers from all three of them,” said Ward. “These numbers come directly from our human resource department.” Programs are also suspended fairly frequently. Ward said the automotive service technician certificate program that was suspended this year would have been regardless of the provincial funding changes. Heistad said the concern AUPE has with the cuts is how it will impact students in departments such as information technology services, student advisors, recruiting and student support. “Especially in their first couple of years, those students are really relying on those services,” said Heistad. “Assisting them with planning and getting them into the system and making sure they have the correct career paths.”

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Missing couple sought BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Police in northwestern Alberta are asking for help in the search for a missing couple in their 80s. RCMP say family members last saw Neil Holmes, who is 84, and his 80-year-old wife Pearl at their Valleyview home Sunday afternoon. Their black Dodge Caravan is also missing. Police say Neil Holmes has dementia and has become lost in the past while driving. Foul play is not suspected, but investigators are treating the disappearance as an emergency due to the couple’s age and poor health.

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Members of the Camile J. Larouge grade 8-9 concert band perform at the Alberta Band Association Festival of Bands on Monday. Lead by director Tim Brehaut the band played three selections for the adjudicators including the Variation Overture, by Clifton Williams, Sun Cycles by Brian Balmages and Brandenburg Gate by Johnnie Vinson. The ABA Festival of Bands offers an opportunity for both band director and student to gain a valuable educational experience. The unique format offers an ideal setting for participants to receive constructive feedback and hear other groups perform. Performance run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday this week and again Monday to Thursday next week. All performances take place on the main stage at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

FIRES: Evacuations Elsewhere in the Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area, another out-of-control wildfire near the hamlet of Lodgepole forced the evacuation of those residents to Drayton Valley on Sunday. That wildfire, about 3,334 acres, is about two km west of Lodgepole. More than 50 firefighters, eight helicopters, heavy equipment and air tankers were fighting the fire, and more air and ground support arrived on Monday. On Saturday, a prescribed 247-acre fire went ahead as scheduled in Upper Clearwater area to create breaks in vegetation to help prevent the spread of wildfire. Prescribed fires take on the role of

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natural wildfires to increase vegetation and wildlife diversity and decrease overall forest age to increase forest health. The wildfire hazard for Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area is extreme. “We are continuing to see warm, dry and windy weather. With this current weather, it’s everyone’s responsibility to (participate in outdoor recreation) more safely to prevent wildfires,” Shellian said. As of Monday morning, Alberta had 35 new fires reported in the previous 24 hours. In the province, 198 out of 223 fires have been extinguished this season. Only the Nordegg and Lodgepole fires are out of control. All burning permits have been suspended in the forested areas of Alberta. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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EDMONTON — Alberta’s Opposition Wildrose party is delivering a petition to the legislature urging Health Minister Fred Horne rethink his new prescription drug pricing plan. Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says they have the names of 25,000 Albertans who feel the minister’s plan to cut the price for generic drugs goes too far, too fast and will create more problems in the long run. The province announced that starting this month, it is cutting in half what it will pay for generic drugs, down to 18 per cent of the equivalent brandname medications. Horne says the change has Albertans on track to save $80 million this year. He says that while some of the drugs have come down to 18 per cent, many are at 25 per cent. Smith says on the other end of the scale, costs have gone up for 115 drugs.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan — Astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth Monday night after a five-month mission at the International Space Station that saw him become the first Canadian to command the orbiting laboratory. The 53-year-old touched down in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz capsule which was also carrying Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn — the same pair Hadfield blasted off with on Dec. 19, 2012. The journey was Hadfield’s first return space flight inside the cramped Russian space capsule. The craft tore into the atmosphere before a parachute opened, slowing its descent until it hit the ground at 10:31 p.m. ET. Rescue teams moved quickly to help the crew in their bulky spacesuits get out through the narrow exit hatch of

the capsule. They were then put into reclining chairs to start adjusting to Earth’s gravity. The three astronauts smiled as they chatted with space agency officials and doctors who were checking their condition. Hadfield, who served as the space station’s commander, gave a thumbsup sign. They then made quick phone calls to family members and friends. NASA spokesman Josh Byerly said by telephone from the landing site that the three returning astronauts were doing very well. During his stay in space, Hadfield became a bit of an extraplanetary media star. He tweeted photos, talked to schoolchildren, strummed his guitar and provided videos about daily life on the station.

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FAILS TO GET UNANIMOUS SUPPORT ‘THE ALTERNATIVE IS TO LET THE DEAL COLLAPSE BECAUSE AS OF TONIGHT THE DEAL FAILS IF WE DON’T HAVE EVERYBODY ON BOARD, AND WE DON’T HAVE EVERYBODY ON BOARD.’

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ing students in the public system, voted for the second time to reject the deal. The board is Alberta’s largest, with 108,000 students from kindergarten to Grade 12. Board members have said they are unhappy with the contract because of possible unforeseen cash consequences, such as the cost of setting up boards to hear complaints from teachers on workload issues. Other boards, even those that approved the pact, have complained the deal was made without the input from their umbrella organization, the Alberta School Boards Association. Johnson said regardless of the concerns, it doesn’t make sense to allow one school board to have the power to derail a provincewide bargaining deal. “You’ve got a situation where you’ve got seven trustees that can make the decision for 600,000 students.� “It’s a structure that’s not appropriate and I’m committed to fixing it.� The deal would see teacher wages frozen for the first three years, then go up two per cent in the final year of 2015-16. There would be a lump-sum cash bonus equivalent to one per cent of salary worth $40 million. A teacher at the top end of the salary grid currently makes $99,000 a year. Teaching hours would be frozen for three years.

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The deal would also see the province review teacher workload issues and would push school boards to make sure they moved closer to the 907 hours of provincially mandated instruction per teacher per year. NDP critic David Eggen said the rejection was a missed opportunity for Johnson to go back to the drawing board and get the deal right. “(The deal) is effectively a 10 per cent cut for teachers over three years,� said Eggen. “It goes against our best judgment to invest in education.� Wildrose critic Bruce McAllister said Johnson is reaping what he has sown by not including the school boards in negotiations. “The minister bypassed them initially and he’s dealing with the backlash of it now,� said McAllister. Liberal Leader Raj Sherman applauded Calgary’s public school board for taking a stand. “The Calgary Board of Education has sent a clear message: they’re not receiving the funds required to provide education to the children of Calgary,� said Sherman. Alberta’s teachers have been without a contract since the last one expired last August. School boards used to negotiate individually with local teacher bargaining units, but that changed when then-premier Ed Stelmach’s government negotiated a provincewide deal in 2007.

last year. Engineering Services Manager Frank Colosimo said a feasibility study showed that a roundabout works for capacity and improves safety in potential collisions and reduces land requirements compared to conventional intersections. In the case of 40th Avenue, Colosimo said a roundabout will accommodate turning movements of larger vehicles. The roundabouts are proposed to be installed as the first phase of the North Highway Connector Project with a tentative timeline of 2016 to 2018 for the 40th and 78th Street Crescent and as early as 2014 for the intersection at 67th Street and 40th Avenue (subject to the approval of the 2014 capital budget). â—? Council approved the 10-year Waste Management Master Plan as a planning tool. Janet Whitesell, Waste Management Superintendent, told council there was consultation over two months and 909 surveys were submitted for feedback. Whitesell said there was a lot of support for adding more plastics to the blue box program and expanding organic collection options. The plan contains a number of pilot projects including expanded organics and plastics collection and public spaces recycling. Whitesell said this year will be largely a foundational year. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

“I think we could create a free flowing traffic system on arterial roads using roundabouts keeping our traffic to a safe level,â€? said Harris. “We could reduce the design standards and still get people across the city in a timely way without the cost.â€? Harris cited a University of British Columbia study that noted the relationship between the amount of money spent on roadways and property values in a community. “Those property values will go down and as a result the property owners and the community will suffer because we will not have the tax revenue coming from those properties as well,â€? said Harris, noting concerns over speed limits and the cost. Third-term Coun. Tara Veer said she shares concerns around cost and impact to adjacent residents but noted there has been significant investment into the plans including land acquisition and servicing. “Out of respect for the tax dollars that have already been invested, I don’t think we’re necessarily presuming a six lane expressway in the future. “I think what we are doing is keeping the road right of way option open for the future,â€? said Veer. “In the interim it will be a two-lane until necessary. At that time, the council of the day will debate the budget and debate the speed limit. And those residents will have input. It also keeps it open for future trails if that’s the way Red Deer wants to do it.â€? Coun. Cindy Jefferies said every time this issue comes up it seems a little controversial but plans For $300 dollar loan for 14 days total cost of borrowing must be worked on and approved at an early stage in is $30 dollars. Annual percentage rate is (APR)=260.71%. order for them to come to fruition. Limited time offer. “I’d like to think of it as lanes that may come desDowntown Co-op Plaza, Red Deer 403-342-6700 ignated for public transit or perhaps in the distant future an area where light rail transit might go,â€? said Jefferies. She said other cities have spent a lot of time • HOT TUBS • SAUNAS • STEAM SHOWERS • BBQs & OUTDOOR and money planning KITCHENS • PATIO FURNITURE • GAMES ROOMS BILLIARDS around existing neigh• MASSAGE CHAIRS • GAZEBOS • FIREPITS bourhoods to implement growth driven infrastructure. Limited Jefferies said they cannot predict the future but Time Special she does not want to restrict future options. Reg. $9,999 On Monday, council NOW gave first reading to a 6751 - 50 Ave., number of planning docuRed Deer, AB e r ments including the East Sto ils a e 403.343.3620 Hill Major Area Structure t e S r de Plan that contains the www.harbourspas.com fo right of way for the expressway. On June 10, city council will consider second and third reading of the Municipal Development Plan, the East Hill Major Area Structure Plan and the Land Use Bylaw. In other council news: â—? Roundabouts are now part of the plans to direct traffic at two key interactions in the city 6.4L Hemi, 425HP!!!!, Leather, – 67th Street and 30th Av6.4L Hemi 425HP!!! Leather, Navigation, Panoramic Sunroof, enue and at 40th Avenue 5.7L Hemi, Leather, Navigation, Navigation, Sunroof, Premium SafetyTec Group, Chrome and 78th Street Crescent. Panoramic Sunroof, Back-up Sound, Bluetooth streaming Appearance Group, 20’s Council gave the green camera, Blind Spot Detection, 20’s audio, 20’s MSRP $54,590 light to amendments to MSRP $53,090 MSRP $54,290 the Northland Drive/20th PERFORMANCE PRICED AT PERFORMANCE PRICED AT PERFORMANCE PRICED AT Avenue Functional Plan$ $ $ ning Study. The changes come af& GST & GST & GST ter city council directed administration to explore 3115 GAETZ AVE. • 403-346-2035 • 1-800-666-8675 different treatments at www.northwestmotors.ca these two intersections

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EDMONTON — The Alberta government is bringing in legislation to implement a new labour deal for its 40,000 teachers. Education Minister Jeff Johnson says the move is necessary given that a majority of teachers and school boards have ratified the framework deal and that legislation is the only way to overcome the opposition of a few holdouts. “I’m doing what I have to do to get a deal across the finish line,� Johnson told reporters Monday. “The alternative is to let the deal collapse because as of tonight the deal fails if we don’t have everybody on board, and we don’t have everybody on board.� He said it didn’t make sense to take the issue back to all boards and union locals rather than push through one that currently has 97 per cent support. “It’s time that we put the students first and make sure we’ve got that stability and that we don’t put parents and those committees through any kind of potential disruption to classrooms,� he said. Bill 26, the Assurance for Students Act, is to be introduced in the legislature Tuesday. It will implement the provisions of a deal reached March 15 by the province and the Alberta Teachers’ Association. The deal needed unanimous consent from the 62 boards and union locals by Monday to take effect. The board in Stettler had also not agreed to it by late Monday afternoon. Two union locals, in St. Albert and Elk Island, also declined to accept it. Earlier Monday, the Calgary Board of Education, represent-


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The race to the bottom ALBERTA SHOULD REVERSE ITS GIANT LEAP BACKWARD AND KEEP THE PROVINCIAL ACHIEVEMENT TESTS IN THEIR CURRENT FORM BY MICHAEL ZWAAGSTRA SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE In a giant leap backward, Alberta Education Minister Jeff Johnson recently announced his plans to scrap the Provincial Achievement Tests (PAT) currently written by Grades 3, 6 and 9 students. They will be replaced in the near future by more “student-friendly” assessments to be written at the beginning of the year. It isn’t difficult to see the likely outcome from similarly wrongheaded decisions. Manitoba went down the same route in 1999 and the results have not been good. Before its current government, Manitoba had a full system of standards tests administered to Grades 3, 6, 9 and 12 students, similar to what currently exists in Alberta. Over a decade, Manitoba eliminated its Grades 3, 6 and 9 tests and replaced them with performance checklists given at the beginning of the school year. During the same time period, Mani-

toba students went from the middleof-the-pack among Canadian provinces in their math and reading skills to second last. Only Prince Edward Island students turned in worse results. Interestingly, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island also happened to be the two provinces with the least amount of standardized testing. However, Prince Edward Island recently started implementing standards tests for Grades 3, 6, and 9 students — leaving Manitoba as the only province without any standards tests before Grade 12. Now the Alberta government plans to follow Manitoba’s example and join it in a race to the bottom. This is a disappointing development, especially since Alberta has long been the topperforming province in the country. To make matters worse, none of the reasons the government gives for eliminating the PATs makes much sense. For example, Johnson claimed the current PATs are too stressful for students and need to be replaced by more “student-friendly” assessments. However, other than anecdotal stories offered up by testing opponents, no one has been able to demonstrate exactly why the PATs are too stressful for students. Students have written these tests successfully for more than 30 years and there is no reason why they should now be considered

too stressful. Apparently, the education minister thinks that writing the PATs on a single day adds to the stress of these tests. So he plans to replace them with assessments written over several days. However, there is no reason to conclude that stretching out the time over which a test is written makes it any less stressful. But it does increase the likelihood more students will miss at least part of the test if they are absent on any of the test days. Ironically, these new tests may take up even more time than the PATs. It has certainly been the experience of Manitoba teachers, particularly at the Grade 3 level, as Ben Levin, former deputy minister of education for Manitoba, acknowledged it in his book, Governing Education. They are therefore unlikely to accomplish the goal of freeing up more class time for instruction. Another argument for replacing the PATs with an assessment at the beginning of the year is that the data will help teachers target their instruction to the needs of their students. This is a weak argument, since one of the main reasons teachers’ unions give for their opposition to standardized testing is that teachers already know where their students are at. In other words, teachers shouldn’t need the data from a provincial assessment to provide good instruction.

In addition, writing the PATs at the end of the school year makes perfect sense. The PATs are an objective measurement tool that, when combined with the data provided by teachers from their own assessments, give a more complete picture of overall student achievement for that year. Giving tests at the beginning of the year removes accountability since it is easy to blame poor performance on summer learning loss or on last year’s teachers. Finally, since students are often most ready to learn in September, teachers will end up wasting valuable instructional time at the beginning of the school year. In contrast, virtually all teachers know that June is the worst time for students to try to learn new concepts. So if we are going to make the most efficient use of instructional time, it makes sense to have students write standardized tests at the end of the year rather than at the beginning. Scrapping the PATs makes no sense. The Alberta government should reverse its giant leap backward and keep the PATs in their current form. Michael Zwaagstra is a research fellow with the Frontier Centre, a Manitoba high school teacher, and co-author of the book, What’s Wrong With Our Schools and How We Can Fix Them (michaelzwaagstra. com). This column was provided by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).

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Long-term care information hidden? Seniors issues and long-term care have been part of Red Deer for many years. The 2005 Auditor General’s Report highlighted poor conditions needing improvement, and many other government health care changes and reorganizations have come and gone. In 2010, two nursing homes were closed and only replaced by the same number of beds in a private for profit facility. The two nursing homes remain empty to this day. A limited number of beds were contracted out to local private providers; one agreement has since been terminated. Covenant Health was funded to build a facility in Red Deer, but there has been little or no reporting on that project. Patients are sent far from home for long-term care beds. There has been one constant — that is in the way Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services fails to report to the Alberta public on how well they are doing in providing for people needing long-term care beds. They have not been able or willing to report to Alberta communities on long-term care waitlists. Since 2010, I have been communicating on this with Alberta Health Services (AHS) from Central Zone staff to the chief executive. I have also asked our MLA Cal Dallas and Health Minister Fred Horne for assistance, to no avail. The questions are simple: ● How many people are waiting in hospital for a long-term care bed? ● How many people are waiting at home for a long-term care bed? ● How many people are waiting in nursing homes many miles away, to return to a long-term care bed in their own home communities? Prior to 2008, similar information was regularly provided by the old David Thompson Health Region when it was still in operation. When AHS was originally contacted, staff was only able to provide quarterly zone information in the printed form of the Performance Dashboard Central Zone Format (which is also on the AHS website). However, it is not reasonable to expect ordinary citizens to search for and find this information, which by design, and due to lack of detail, is not useful to average people? Does AHS report to the general public, or are their operations secret? Are there waitlists for long-term care? Where and how many patients are waiting for beds? How long do patients have to wait? To be effective, reporting should be on a regular point in time, monthly or bi-monthly schedule. It should provide the location and number of funded beds, giving additions and deletions in each category of care. AHS has confirmed that they do monthly data gathering and this information is used internally. I urgently ask that it be made available to inform the public. I believe that by establishing a regular reporting system, AHS will fulfil its obligations for accountability and transparency and will raise its image and profile. The long-term care wait time reporting asked for is needed not only for Red Deer, but for all communities and areas across the province. Sam Denhaan Red Deer

Take another look at expressway I would like to thank Jim Marke, for his common sense approach to the 20th Avenue expressway opposition. I concur with his concerns especially for the residents who live on the eastern side of Rosedale, Deer Park, Devonshire and Lancaster subdivisions. It would seem logical to place the expressway further east when the need arises. If it is 10th Avenue,

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there will be less people to disturb and at that 19th Street junction there is a planned industrial area. Also, planning adjacent to the expressway could be implemented with development that is more favourable than residents’ existing backyards. I attended an East Hill Major Structure Meeting at the Balmoral Bible Chapel this spring, only to find out it was primarily for Timberland amendments. I talked to four levels of representation from the City of Red Deer to no avail. One gentlemen even admitted he had only been in his job for a year and wasn’t familiar with the options for 20th Avenue or the alternative of 10th Avenue expressway. Thanks to the city’s Municipal Planning Commission for recommending a “smaller arterial roadway”` between 67th and 19th Streets. I implore city council to vote in this logical recommendation, and look forward to your decision before the next election. Barbara Kelloway Red Deer

Hospital staff were great I have had the unfortunate/fortunate privilege of being hospitalized a number of times in the past months at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. My big thanks to all staff who work there; including Dr. Paulette Comeau and her staff. All the staff I have encountered have been first class in care and compassion. Our hospital workers are so over-worked in this era; due to never-ending Alberta Health Services changing policies and rules. Good heavens, even the good Lord would have trouble keeping apprised. Besides, folks, have you never had a “Murphy” day? Those workers are human beings too and can have an “off” day. The next time you criticize an AHS worker; remember that please and give them a nice smile instead. Our EMT people are first class all the way from all the evidence I have personally experienced in the past five months. They are compassionate, knowledgeable, caring, efficient and; most of all, wonderful human beings. They can’t do anything about the “bumpy” streets; they are EMTs and not city workers. Our “guardian angels” at the Red Deer Cancer

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Center are exactly that. I have known some of the staff for over three years and am constantly amazed at these special workers/people. They too are human beings; but carry on day after day, caring deeply about all the patients they meet. Believe me, there are many, many more cancer patients that I had ever realized, until I needed their services. To the wonderful, warm, compassionate writer (Chris Salomon) who works at Potter’s Hands and writes the best educating articles of anyone. I read his column faithfully and look forward to it. Like so many red-necked Albertans, I too, had fallen into the “see no evil, hear no evil” and “it’s their own fault” attitude, which me and others have allowed to creep into our minds. What a wonderful way to help educate the rest of us to the most important aspect of their unfortunate lives — they are first and foremost human beings, who just need a small helping hand and somebody to listen. Mary Messner Red Deer

Return junk mail to sender I can not speak for others but personally I am tired of sifting through all the junk mail Canada Post delivers to my door on a daily basis. I understand why they participate in this practice, as times have changed and through the development of technology, mail delivery is almost archaic. The delivery of junk mail, therefore, supplements their existence. I do not believe that this was part of the vision of mail delivery in the beginning. If it weren’t so sad it would be ironically humorous how the junk mail arrives at the front door, is tossed in a blue bin and taken out the back door for recycle pick up. Indirectly we’re all paying for this practice. I suggest it is time for a change and invite everyone who is also fed up with the waste of paper in the form of advertising arriving at your door to join me. Last week, I collected all the Canada Post handdelivered, generic non-addressed junk mail, labeled it “Return to sender” and dropped it back in a public mail box for return. Grant Damsgaard Red Deer

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Butter is probably one of the easiest things to make. Once you whip up your first batch, you will realize that homemade trumps the best and fanciest store-bought premium butters.

Fresh-made butter has rich, glossy texture — and fabulous taste Butter. It probably is one of the eas- into a bowl, set the electric mixer on iest things to make. medium speed and blend. The thick You might ask: “Why make home- white cream transforms from a fluffy made butter?” whipped cream, to a soft cottageBut really, the question cheese-like curd and finally should be: “Why not?” to pale yellow butter that Fresh-made butter has stiffens and clumps togetha rich, glossy texture that’s er. This should take about silky, not waxy. 10 minutes. But it’s not just about texOnce the butter is ture. Unlike most supermarformed, stop the mixer and ket brands of butter, homecarefully strain off as much made butter has noticeable buttermilk as you can into flavour: fresh, lightly sweet an airtight container. But and extremely, well, butbefore putting into the retery! Once you whip up your frigerator, take a sip — this first batch, you will realis probably one of the best ize that homemade trumps tasting buttermilks you’ll MADHU the best and fanciest storeever have. Unlike the thick BADONI bought premium butters. and tangy buttermilk you’ll Don’t have a churn to find in the market, this has make butter? Well there is skim milk-like thinness, no need. I am about to reand is sweet and refreshveal to you an ancient butter-making ing. If you can resist gulping the whole secret; besides cream, all that is re- thing, it can be used in your cooking quired to make butter is shaking, shak- and baking. ing, shaking and more shaking. How Use a spatula to press the butter to you do this, is up to you! squeeze out as much of the liquid as I first remember making butter in possible. Add about half a cup of ice elementary school — shaking a jar water to the butter and use the spatula of cream that we passed around the to press the butter and water against classroom. Once it started to sound the side of the bowl. This step, called thumpy in the jar instead of splashy, washing, is important to help remove we opened the jar to find yellow butter the excess buttermilk, which will make separated from the milky liquid. the butter go rancid faster. Pour off In the kitchen, you can very easily the cloudy liquid and add more ice prepare butter using your food proces- water and repeat the process two or sor, blender or mixer. Pour the cream three times until the water becomes

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Clockwise from above: The thick white cream transforms from a fluffy whipped cream to a soft cottage-cheese-like curd, and finally to pale yellow butter that stiffens and clumps together. Using a spatula and ice cold water, wash the butter; this is a key step to remove any residual buttermilk, which can cause fresh butter to turn rancid quickly.

Compound butter is simply butter with additional flavour and ingredients. It’s the quickest way to add a little flair and fancy to homemade butter. For a sweet butter, try a combination of roasted pecan, dried cranberries and maple syrup, or cinnamon and brown sugar, while savoury can easily be created with herbs like basil or parsley with Parmesan cheese. less cloudy. Once the washing is complete, continue kneading butter against the side of the bowl until all the liquid has been pressed out.

You can slather it onto bread at this stage or you can sprinkle with sea salt to up the flavour even more.

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Four Seasons? Pffft! Dad’s distance may be Ask people why they choose to live I had drawn my garden plans within the north and chances are—if it out thought to exactly how I would balisn’t work related—they will tell you ance work and weeding. they enjoy experiencing all four seaCome summer I flew about seedsons. ing, transplanting, dividing, weeding, I have said the same thing watering and harvesting myself. but I could never quite However, after almost keep up. half a century of living and When the carrots needloving life in the north, I reed to be thinned the tomaalize we rarely get four seatoes were crying for water. sons. When the peas needed to Usually we only get two; be picked the quack grass summer and winter. was taking over the asparaHence the local expresgus bed. sions “spring came on a When the raspberries Tuesday this year” or “I needed pruning the spinheard we had a real nice ach was bolting. spring but I was out of town And then there was SHANNON that day and missed it.” work, deadlines, dishes, MCKINNON One day we’re staring out laundry and all the other the window at a late April details that make up a perblizzard thinking we must son’s life. be a special kind of stupid I got a tad cranky. to be living in a place like this and the And then last year in that tiny sliver next we’re mowing the lawn. of time between summer and winter I In the fall it’s the same thing. had an “aha” moment. One day the leaves are green, the I was harvesting beets and realizing next they’re lemon and the day after because I hadn’t thinned them when that a wild wind sends them all flying I should have I was only getting one and in a blink of an eye we wake up bed’s worth from three. to barren trees and a foot of snow. But In other words, had I looked after let’s not think about that. one bed properly I wouldn’t have needLast week the garden was still cov- ed the other two; ditto for the carrots. ered in snow and this week I am plant- What was even more enlightening was ing my peas, carrots, beets, potatoes, I still had enough. kale and lettuce. I couldn’t fit any more beets or carI am feeling a bit wound up. You rots in our fridge, freezer or pickle jars see, I have cut my garden in half…sort even if I had them. I had wasted time, of. water and seeds. A few years back we doubled my top This year I am condensing my efgarden. forts into the upper garden and letting It’s handier to the house, more shel- the lower garden go fallow. tered and the higher elevation means I am convinced tending a small it usually comes through the first fall garden well will yield just as big—if frost unscathed; the same frost that not bigger—harvests as I would get wipes out the lower garden. from tending a huge garden haphazHowever, the lower garden has 15 ardly. years worth of compost tilled into it. I have always believed that joy, It’s hard to let it go. happiness and abundance come from The smartest garden advice I ever simplifying our lives. read recommended taking how much But old habits die hard. In the same garden you think you can look after way an alcoholic believes quitting and cutting that amount by half. drinking will make his life better, it’s Turns out I was smart enough to still hard to quit. recognize good advice, but not smart I’ve had to watch myself like a hawk. enough to take it. I can hardly believe I made it through When faced with moving the garden the winter without going on any seed up top and letting the old one go, I got binges. greedy. During spring (or Tuesday as it I just couldn’t do it. were) I feared I would make a break More is better, right? for town, fill a cart with seed potatoes So I decided I would plant it all. If and go careening towards the checkI had too much I could just give more out. away. Thank goodness spring is over and Turns out sometimes more is just summer is here. more. More work, more weeding, more waShannon McKinnon is a syndicated tering but frustratingly enough, less columnist from Northern BC. You can harvest. catch up on past columns by visiting How could that be? www.shannonmckinnon.com

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more damaging to son than he realizes Question: My father didn’t offer me I think she should be getting supmuch in the way of affection or emo- port from another woman, but he feels tional support, and I’m implementing he should help her. this same style of fathering with my What do you think? boy. Dr. Greg Smalley, executive director Though I realize this apof marriage and family forproach might be softened, mation: Your question reI’m convinced it will ultiminds me of a story I read mately make him tough and about a group of New York spur him on to achieve more firefighters who had been than he otherwise would. charged with caring for the What do you think? widows of fallen firefightJim: As an orphan who ers following the 9/11 traggrew up without a nurturing edy. father figure, I learned the Sadly, although they had hard way how critical the accepted the assignment demonstration of love and with honorable intentions, compassion is to effective within two years up to a fathering. dozen had left their wives JIM Many men don’t realize and families for the womDALY how desperately their sons en they were asked to help need their love, affection, support. approval and affirmation. The point: Even if your Boys even need a certain husband is gifted with unamount of appropriate physusual wisdom, and even if ical touch from their dads. your friend genuinely valThere is a tendency among some fa- ues his opinion, it’s still vital to mainthers to withhold emotion, tenderness tain proper boundaries in marriage. and approval in their interactions with To put it more bluntly, you and your their sons. husband need to protect your own reI’d caution you, though, that this ap- lationship. proach can be destructive and damagAs we see it, the kind of help your ing. friend needs requires a level of intiJust as dangerous is the impulse to macy and trust that simply isn’t apinsist that he share all of your interests propriate between a woman and a man and grow up to be “just like dad.” who isn’t her spouse. You can communicate genuine love A mature, wise and caring woman for your son and validate his manhood would be in a far stronger position to by encouraging him to follow his natu- relate to all that she’s experiencing at ral bent and develop his own unique this moment. God-given talents. If she really wants his input, invite If he’s a born musician, don’t force her to come over and talk with the two him to play football. of you sometime. Or if he’d rather turn a wrench than One last thought before closing. crack a book, don’t expect him to be- As a man of integrity and good sense, come a Rhodes Scholar. your husband needs to realize that he It’s all well and good to talk about earned this good reputation by setting the importance of being strong and reasonable boundaries. learning to overcome obstacles. If he wants to hold on to it, he’s goBut I’d suggest that life is capable ing to have to maintain those boundof giving your son all the adversity he aries and keep those fences in good needs without any help from you. repair. Your role is to get on his team and Our advice to both of you is to get help him face the opposition with con- on the same team and do everything fidence. you can to prevent this from driving a Instead of adding to the pressure, wedge between you. stand beside him as an encourager, Jim Daly is a husband and father, an comforter, cheerleader and friend. author, and president of Focus on the Question: My friend and her hus- Family and host of the Focus on the Famband are divorcing, and she’s asked ily radio program. Catch up with him at my husband to provide counseling and www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.faceadvice. book.com/DalyFocus.

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SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Army civilian personnel specialist Tracey Leven recalls the time she tried to use a breast pump to express milk in a military office years ago. Instead of “breast pump in use,” she was required to put a sign on the door reading, “occupied.” That didn’t stop two male soldiers from using their keys to open the locked office. “They were surprised. I was covered up, so there wasn’t any kind of issue,” said Leven, a 29-year-old who works at the 3rd Army headquarters here in South Carolina. Now the Luling, Texas, native said she is expecting her second child and looks forward to the privacy the new room will provide. With Mother’s Day on Sunday, she and other women civilian employees, women in uniform and mothers visiting this command headquarters here say they’re pleased they won’t have to hide in an office or rest room if they want to nurse or express breast milk to give to an infant later. The high-tech 3rd Army headquarters at Shaw Air Force Base is one of the rare U.S. military installations where a decidedly low-tech lactation room has been exclusively set aside for mothers. “I am excited and happy about the idea of this room, because I didn’t have the best-case scenario” last time, said Leven, who also is an Army spouse. The women are celebrating the room as a small victory in an overwhelmingly male-dominated military. Over the past decade, many changes have come about: men and women have found themselves fighting side-by-side. More than 280,000 women have been sent to Iraq, Afghanistan and neighbouring nations. And women make up about 14 per cent of the 1.4 million active U.S. military personnel in uniform around the world today. For nursing mothers at 3rd Army headquarters, a room of their own signals progress. The room — named the “Third Army Nursing Center” — blends in with other offices along a central hallway. It’s outfitted with privacy screens, chairs, tables, a refrigerator, freezer and microwave. Storage cabinets, a sink and a place to post information are available. “I’m hoping now, more women will nurse,” said Army spouse Dianna Troyer as she cradled 1-monthold David. The 27-year-old’s Army husband works in the command centre and she was visiting in advance of a dinner being given by a family support group at the installation. Accompanied by 3-year-old daughter Rebekah, Troyer said having a private place to nurse helps promote healthy children and their families. “It’s not fair to ask a nursing mother to go to a bathroom to nurse a child,” the Clearwater, Fla., native said.


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NURSING: ‘Sisters in arms’ The women said the idea for the room came from a support group dubbed “Sisters-in-Arms,” formed last year by senior female officers and enlisted women to help females in the command balance their work and private lives. And key to it being accepted — the women said — was the support of the three-star 3rd Army commander, Lt. Gen. Vincent Brooks. Brooks said in an email that he considered it important. “Women are part of our formations and have been for a long time. “It’s a very simple way to help them balance service with the unique role that they can play,” the general said, adding he knew of one other lactation centre set up at Fort Benning, Ga. A spokeswoman for the 3rd Army and Sisters-inArms, Lt. Col. Catina Barnes-Ricks, said there are about 850 males and 200 females in the 3rd Army headquarters. She said several dozen women are expected to use the new room at first — and maybe more once other women of child-bearing age become aware of it. The women said a federal law enacted in 2001 requires nursing mothers be allowed to nurse at any location in a federal building or on federal property, if they are authorized to be there. But going further by supplying a special lactation room takes an extra step. “There’s a lot of support here,” said Maj. LaToya Dunham, 35, a finance officer who said she could not provide her first child breast milk following her pregnancy at a different post, but wants to give it a try this time. “I was in command, and going out into the field,” Dunham started to say, interrupted by peals of appreciative laughter from the women. They agree on how difficult it is to pump breast milk while dealing with soldiers around-the-clock in the outdoors. “It just wasn’t possible then. This time, I am going to try again,” said Dunham. Dunham, who is pregnant with her second son, said she thinks Brook’s support for the new room in the headquarters building sends a message. “They understand that we are not only soldiers, but we are also spouses,” said the Dallas native. “The general officers are understanding that we want to have families, too.” The 3rd Army’s job is logistical: it supplies and supports U.S. land forces in 20 nations of the Middle East and southwestern Asia. Their new $100 million headquarters was built at this Air Force installation after the command’s aging centre in Atlanta was closed in 2011.

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“If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion.” — Dalai Lama, high lama in the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism

learned to help ourselves. We can feel for others when we feel for ourselves. One’s own self-love and self-evolution can blossom quite naturally into concern for the welfare of others. When expressing compassion, it is important to remember that there is a healthy and appropriate One morning a frail old man woke up to discover way to do it. Compassion must also come with boundthat his beloved wife had died during the night. aries. Unable to care for himself, he went to There are people who would take adlive with her only daughter, her husband vantage of our willingness to help, who and son. Over time, the old man’s eyewould attempt to push us beyond compassight began to fade and his hearing grew sion into co-dependency. There are those poorer. who might attempt to use us a crutch rathHis hands trembled so badly that peas er than a source of support and encourrolled from his fork onto the floor and agement. soup slopped from his spoon. Healthy compassion isn’t about allowHis daughter and son-in-law became so ing others to become weak and depenirritated at the constant mess that they set dent on our strength. It’s about providing up a small table for the old man in a cora resting place — a safe harbour — where ner of the kitchen. others can heal and regain strength. It’s Each day, he sat there alone at mealabout providing support and a place to times and would watch the other family lean when others find it difficult to stand members as they ate. They seldom spoke on their own. And perhaps most importo him except to scold him for spilling his tant of all, it’s about acknowledging how MURRAY milk or dropping a spoon or a fork onto we would wish to be treated if the situaFUHRER the floor. tions were reversed. One evening, the little boy was sitting Being compassionate is not the same as on the floor playing with building blocks. being nice. “What are you building?” asked his Many of us are nice in a misguided atmother. tempt to satisfy an overwhelming need to “I’m building a little table for you and be accepted, wanted or valued. Daddy,” he replied. Being overly nice is self-serving and invariably “Really?” his mother said. “And why would you leaves us feeling drained, taken advantage of and be doing that?” ultimately, unappreciated. “So you can eat by yourselves in the corner someTrue compassion is expressed in our ability to day when you get old.” connect with others, our willingness to stand with This story isn’t original to me but simply my ren- them, and our desire to lessen their pain and sufferdering. ing without losing ourselves in the process. I remember hearing it years ago and pondering Consider your motivation when offering a helping its meaning and implication. To me, it’s a story about hand or a sympathetic ear. compassion or lack thereof. “How far you go in life,” declared American botaConfucius, the revered Chinese philosopher, nist George Washington Carver, “depends on your called compassion one of the three universally rec- being tender with the young, compassionate with the ognized moral qualities of men. The other two quali- aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of ties are wisdom and courage. the weak and the strong because someday you will Compassion is stepping into other people’s shoes have been all of these.” and genuinely wanting to understand and help them. The expression of compassion is a healing act for It is the unselfish shifting of perspective away from both those who participate and those who receive it. our own self-interests. I’d like to suggest that the family found compassion To be truly compassionate requires heartfelt car- for the old man and invited him back to the table. ing and not just the desire to alleviate distress but And occasionally when something fell to the floor, also the courage to do so. Without action (however no one seemed to notice. small), our compassion is nothing more than a noble Compassion and daily acts of kindness make life idea that doesn’t alleviate anything or assist anyone a rich experience. Consider those who have shown in a tangible or meaningful way. compassion to you and plan ways to demonstrate To me, the more self-aware we become, the more compassion in your daily life. committed to growing our self-esteem and learning Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. to love and accept ourself, the greater our capacity His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Facfor compassion. tors. For more information on self-esteem, check the ExWillingness to listen and share, a readiness to give treme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem.ca. comfort and counsel, and an inclination to provide empathy and action are all manifestations of compassion. For the compassionate person, care and love towards others has its origins in care and love for oneself. We can better help others when we’ve

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Palestinian man loses quarter-century deportation battle BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A 70-year-old Palestinian man who built a family in Canada while fighting deportation for more than a quarter century was removed from the country over the weekend. Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad was transported by charter flight to Lebanon, said Immigration Minister Jason Kenney, who described the protracted case as “almost a comedy of errors.” “After a 26-year stay in Canada, we finally succeeded in deporting this convicted, terrorist killer,” Kenney told an Ottawa news conference. Border agents escorted Mohammad on the charter flight, which also carried a medical team as a precaution because of his undisclosed health issues. The case had become a symbol of a broken immigration system, said Kenney. Mohammad was convicted as a terrorist two years after making headlines in 1968, when he and an accomplice attacked an Israeli commercial airliner at the Athens airport. One of the plane’s passengers was killed. A Greek court convicted Mohammad of manslaughter and other charges, sentencing him to 17 years in jail. But he was freed a few months later as part of a deal to end a hostage-taking aboard a plane hijacked by another Palestinian terrorist group. After moving from place to place and then obtaining residency in Lebanon, Mohammad eventually made his way to Canada in 1987 and entered the country under a false name. In his application for residency, Mohammad denied being convicted of any crime. Although he lived peacefully in southern Ontario for the last two decades, Kenney said the man’s 40-year-old criminal record and the circumstances through which he entered Canada, compelled the government to expel him.

Officer guilty in ferry sinking BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — The navigating officer in charge of a passenger ferry that struck an island and sank off the coast of British Columbia seven years ago, killing two passengers, was convicted Monday of criminal negligence causing death. Karl Lilgert sat in the courtroom and calmly listened to the verdict, showing little emotion as a jury of 11 people found him guilty of the most serious charges available to them. He will be sentenced June 21, though his lawyer said he’s already considering an appeal. The Queen of the North was on a routine overnight voyage down B.C.’s Inside Passage, when, shortly after midnight on March 22, 2006, the ship missed a scheduled turn in a body of water known as Wright Sound. The ferry struck Gil Island and sank. Gerald Foisy and Shirley Rosette have been missing ever since. Lilgert, a deckhand who was filling in as the ship’s fourth officer, was charged in 2010 with two counts of criminal negligence causing death. Jurors were asked to determine whether Lilgert’s negligence caused the sinking, and, if it did, whether his actions directly led to the couple’s deaths. In the end, they answered yes on both of those points. His lawyer suggested an appeal is likely. “My immediate reaction is I’m very disappointed,” defence lawyer Glen Orris said in an interview. “I think the prospect of an appeal is very good. As far as the appeal is concerned, I’m not going to discuss with you what I consider to be appropriate grounds. I haven’t discussed it with my client, but I anticipate we’ll move forward in that regard.”

Space celebrity to return TWEETING, PHOTO-SNAPPING, SINGING ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD COMING BACK TO PLANET EARTH THE CANADIAN PRESS In a high-flying, perfectly pitched first, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is bowing out of orbit with a musical video: his own custom version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. It’s believed to be the first music video made in space, according to NASA. Hadfield’s memorable farewell was posted just before his departure from the International Space Station, as he concluded a five-month mission where his use of multimedia tools earned him an international audience. His return aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule, along with American Thomas Marshburn and Russian Roman Romanenko, was set for Monday in Kazakhstan at 8:30 p.m. Hadfield, 53, a longtime guitarist who played in an astronaut rock ’n’ roll band, recorded the video throughout the space station. He had some down-to-Earth help from a Canadian music team. “With deference to the genius of David Bowie, here’s Space Oddity, recorded on Station. A last glimpse of the World,” Hadfield said via Twitter. The spaceman altered some of the lyrics of Bowie’s 1969 version, singing “Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing left to do.” The Bowie version goes “... and there’s nothing I can do.” And instead of “Take your protein pills and put your helmet on,” it

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This image provided by NASA shows astronaut Chris Hadfield recording the first music video from space Sunday. The song was his cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Hadfield and astronaut Thomas Marshburn are scheduled to return to earth Monday. became, “Lock your Soyuz hatch and put your helmet on.” Planet Earth provided a stunning backdrop for many of the scenes. “It’s just been an extremely fulfilling and amazing experience end to end,” Hadfield told Mission Control on Monday. “We’re, of course, focusing very much on flying the Soyuz home now and looking forward to seeing everybody face to face. But from this Canadian to all the rest of them, I offer an enormous debt of thanks.” He was referring to all those in the Canadian Space Agency who helped make his flight possible. Hadfield, an engineer and former test pilot from Milton, Ont., became the first Canadian in charge of a spacecraft. He also became a bit of an extraplanetary media star on this trip, his third to space. He published hundreds of photos of Earth;

gained more than 850,000 Twitter followers; talked to schoolchildren; and provided videos about daily life on the orbiting lab, seen by millions of people and commented upon in numerous languages. Even before releasing his Bowie cover, he had shown off his musical skills in recent months. He sang often in orbit, using a guitar already aboard the complex, and even took part in a live, Canadian coast-to-coast concert in February that included the Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson and a youth choir, and featured the song I.S.S., “Is Somebody Singing?” I.S.S. is NASA’s acronym for the International Space Station. Also last February, Hadfield joined the Irish band The Chieftains and two ground-bound astronauts in a Houston concert, singing the lead on Moondance. The five-minute video posted Sunday drew a salute from Bowie’s official

Facebook page: “It’s possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created.” NASA broadcast the video on its daily space station update late Monday morning. There were warm wishes from numerous countries Monday on social media. The BBC’s science editor called Hadfield “the most famous astronaut since Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin,” who had done more than anyone to raise the profile of the space station. One Brazilian news organization dubbed him the “pop astronaut.” Prime Minister Stephen Harper tweeted: “Thanking (Hadfield) for his inspiring contribution to discovery and for making all Canadians proud!” Canada’s most famous fictional astronaut, William Shatner, tweeted: “I have 2 words for him: ‘SHOW OFF!’ I’d even look good floating there singing!”

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Leafs let it slip away MIKE KEENAN

IRON MIKE IS GOING TO RUSSIA Mike Keenan has signed a two-year coaching contract with the KHL club Metallurg Magnitogorsk. Keenan, 63, coached seven different teams over 20 years in the National Hockey League. He won a Stanley Cup with the New York Rangers in 1994. He most recently coached the Calgary Flames for two seasons from 2007 to 2009. He recorded his 600th career win with the Flames, but was fired with a year left on his contract after the Flames lost in the first round of playoffs for a second year. Keenan will replace former Carolina Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice, who coached Metallurg this past season and reportedly turned down a contract extension.

Today

● High school girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Notre Dame, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt West. ● High school boys soccer: Hunting Hills at Lindsay Thurber, Notre Dame at Innisfail, 4:15 p.m. ● Sunburst baseball: Parkland at Red Deer Riggers, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout Rays vs. Printing Place Padres, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Women’s fastball: Shooters vs. TNT Athletics, Central Alberta Threat vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Midget Rage vs. Snell and Oslund Badgers, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Men’s ball hockey: Trican CMT vs. Raiders, 7 p.m., Ferus Gas Industries vs. Sharks, 8:15 p.m., Boston Pizza vs. Long Ball, 9:30 p.m., all at Kin City B; Details Devils vs. Hammerhead Oilfield, 7 p.m., Mariners vs. Brewhouse, 8:15 p.m.; Tommy Gun’s vs. Braves, 9:30 p.m., all at Dawe.

Wednesday

● High school girls rugby: Olds 1 at Notre Dame (at Titans Park), Rimbey at Lacombe, Rocky Mountain House at Lindsay Thurber (at Titans Park), 4:5 p.m. ● High school boys rugby: Rocky Mountain House at Hunting Hills, Notre Dame at David Thompson, 4:15 p.m.

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BLOW THREE-GOAL THIRD PERIOD LEAD, BRUINS SCORE IN OT TO CAP COMEBACK WIN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Bruins 5 Maple Leafs 4 OT BOSTON — The Leafs’ exit from the playoffs was another 18-wheeler going right off a cliff. Sudden, shocking and final. Up 4-1 over the Boston Bruins nine minutes into the third period of Game 7 Monday night, Toronto seemed destined to add to its history with a third straight win to seal a comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the series. That hadn’t happened for the franchise since the 1942 Stanley Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings. But with a snarling Milan Lucic leading the way back for Boston, a stirring series comeback turned into total collapse. Boston reeled off three straight goals — including two with Tuukka Rask off for the extra attacker — to tie the game at 4-4. Then Patrice Bergeron scored at 6:05 of overtime to cap a miraculous 5-4 recovery for a Bruins team that seemed to be on life support. “They had us on the ropes,” said a relieved Boston coach Claude Julien. “We’re not going to sit here and lie.” The Bruins are the first team in NHL history to win a Game 7 after trailing by three goals in the third period, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. “It just seemed like we ran out of gas,” said Toronto coach Randy Carlyle. “Losing is tough and losing the way we did after a 4-1 lead, there’s nothing you can say to explain how and why it happened,” he added. There will be a lengthy post-mortem once the emotions subside. It had looked like two early goals by defenceman Cody Franson would be enough to propel Toronto into the next round. Up 2-1 to start the third period, Toronto got goals from Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri to pad the lead to 4-1 by 5:39. Nathan Horton, set up by Lucic, got one back at 9:18. Then Lucic made it 4-3 at 18:38 and Bergeron tied it up at 19:09. Cue an unlikely overtime and chalk up the miraculous recovery for Boston as the Bruins blitzed the Toronto goal. The Leafs could not clear the puck and Bergeron snapped home a shot. “It’s one of the craziest ones I’ve been a part of,” said Bergeron, who was held to one goal in the first six games before collecting two goals and an assist in Game 7. “That was unbelievable,” said Boston defenceman Johnny Boychuk. “That’s

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Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron, left, is congratulated by teammates David Krejci, center, and Nathan Horton, right, after his goal in the final minute of the third period, which tied the game 4-4 forcing overtime against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Game 7 of their NHL Stanley Cup playoff series in Boston, Monday. one thing you’re going to remember probably for the rest of your life, because it was such a comeback, that everybody probably thought that we were done and (it) showed what kind of character there is in this dressing room. Never say die, more or less.” Toronto goalie James Reimer lay face down on the ice as the Bruins and their 17,565 yellow-and-black faithful celebrated. “There’s no way to describe it,” he said of his emotions at the time. “Just an empty feeling really. It’s over and there’s nothing you can do about it.” Boston outshot the Leafs 35-28 including 17-6 in the third period and 5-2 in overtime. The Toronto dressing room was like a morgue as players faced the media one by one. “I don’t think any of us will be able to sleep too great tonight,” said Kadri, his face a mask of pain. “We understand that

we kind of gave it away a little bit.” Reimer called it one of “definitely the top five lows of your life.” “I don’t know what happened to us — 4-1, you can’t lose that game,” said Kessel. Captain Dion Phaneuf seemed in shock. “It’s extremely tough to put into words,” he said slowly. “We had a team down and out and we just let them take over the game and climb out of a hole that they never should have came back from.” Phaneuf offered his respect to the Bruins, but still seemed unable to comprehend what had just happened. The Bruins advance to play the New York Rangers, who blanked Washington 5-0 in another Game 7. It marked the first time the Bruins have come back from a three-goal deficit in a playoff game since April 11, 1990, when they trailed the Hartford Whalers by a 5-2 score in the third period but went on to win 6-5.

Rangers shutout Caps again to take series BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rangers 5 Capitals 0 WASHINGTON — For 120 minutes over two games, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped every single shot Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals threw at him. That’s the main reason the Rangers are heading to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Led by Lundqvist’s 35 saves in a second consecutive shutout, and goals from some unlikely sources, the Rangers beat the Capitals 5-0 in an anticlimactic Game 7 Monday night, eliminating Washington for the second year in a row. By winning a Game 7 on the road for the first time in its history, New York completed its comeback after trailing in the series 2-0 and 3-2 — the latest in Washington’s long history of playoff collapses. “He was really good, but the team was also good, too. I have to give the team some credit. They played hard in front of him,” Rangers coach John Tortorella said, before making sure everyone knew this: “Henrik is our backbone.” The last NHL goalie with shutouts in Games 6 and 7 of a series was Detroit’s Dominik Hasek in 2002 against Colorado,

according to STATS LLC. Lundqvist, Ovechkin said, did an “unbelievable job; he makes incredible saves.” Sixth-seeded New York faces the No. 4 Boston Bruins in the second round. Arron Asham put New York ahead Monday in the first period, before Taylor Pyatt and Michael Del Zotto made it 3-0 early in the second on goals 2:10 apart. Ryan Callahan added a goal 13 seconds into the third period, and when Mats Zuccarello scored with about 13 ½ minutes remaining, thousands of red-clad fans streamed to the exits. Soon after, when Lundqvist fell forward to smother a puck, chants of “Hen-reeek! Henreeek!” from the no-longer-outnumbered Rangers supporters rose in the arena. Asked why his team couldn’t score in the final two games, Capitals forward Troy Brouwer replied: “Henrik Lundqvist. Plain and simple.” From the moment Mike Ribeiro’s overtime goal gave Washington a Game 5 victory, Lundqvist was simply superb. The Swede stopped all 62 shots he faced in Games 6 and 7, showing exactly why he won the Vezina Trophy as the league’s top goalie last season and is a finalist this season. “In a game like this, obvi-

ously you’re looking for a great start. I thought we set the tone in the first. You just need a couple of good bounces and we got them tonight. A couple of big goals for us,” Lundqvist said. “When we scored the fourth one, I thought, ’OK, we got this.’ As long as it’s three, you never know with (the Capitals). They have so much skill, they can turn it around quickly.” But Washington’s offence, led by two-time MVP Ovechkin, managed to score 12 goals the entire series — and zero over the final six periods. Indeed, Ovechkin was held without a point in Games 3-7. The Russian wing led the NHL with 32 goals but he heads into the off-season after the longest playoff point drought of his career. He had a goal in Game 1, an assist in Game 2, and that was it. Ovechkin delivered some big hits early in Game 7, but he was credited with only one shot by the end of the second period, which closed with some boos from the red-clad spectators in the stands. New York’s top scorer in the regular season, Rick Nash, didn’t have a goal against Washington, but the Rangers found other players to pick up the slack. While Callahan did have 16 goals this season, the other four

Rangers who put pucks past Braden Holtby combined for a total of only 14. The Rangers-Capitals finale began only a little more than 24 hours after the shoving- and wrestling-filled end of Game 6, which New York won 1-0 on Derick Brassard’s second-period goal and Lundqvist’s seventh career post-season shutout. That, of course, was played at Madison Square Garden, continuing the pattern of the home team winning each of the first six games of the series. That ended emphatically Monday, in a Game 7 similarly anticlimactic to Washington’s 6-2 loss to Pittsburgh in 2009. Since the start of the 2008 playoffs — when Washington’s core of Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green made their post-season debuts — the Capitals have appeared in nine series, and this was the seventh to last the full seven games. They’re now 2-5 in those, and Ovechkin and Co. have never been beyond the second round. Going further back, to 1985, the Capitals have lost nine series in which the club led either 2-0 or 3-1. Not much they could do with the way Lundqvist performed, helping New York reverse a little bit of playoff misery of its own: Until Monday, the Rangers were 0-5 in Game 7s on the road.

Canada caps round-robin play with OT win over Slovenia BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada 4 Slovenia 3 OT STOCKHOLM, Sweden — A lapse of concentration in their most recent game aside, the Canadians have melded into a contending team at the IIHF World Championship on little preparation. Canada heads into Thursday’s quarter-final game with firepower on offence, an improving blue-line and goaltending capable of getting wins. The quarter-final has been Canada’s stumbling block in this tournament with losses in the last three consecutive years. “We realize that,” forward Steven Stamkos said. “The last three years, I think, have been early exits and it’s not going to get any easier.” Canada awaits the conclusion of the preliminary round Tuesday to confirm its quarter-final opponent. Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban was added to the team Monday and will play in the

quarter-final. A 4-3 overtime win over relegated Slovenia on Monday gave Canada 18 points from five wins, an overtime win and a shootout loss in the round robin. Unbeaten Switzerland was one point back with a game in hand. The Swiss need just a point Tuesday against Belarus to secure first place. The top four countries in each group advance to the quarter-finals with one playing four and two facing three. Host Sweden (4-2) will finish third in Canada’s pool. Tuesday’s game between the Czech Republic and Norway will determine the fourth quarter-finalist in Stockholm. The United States, Finland and Russia will finish top four in Helsinki, but Tuesday will determine their seedings. The fourth and final playoff berth in that pool was still up for grabs between Slovakia, Germany, France and Latvia. Because the NHL’s lockout-shortened regular season ended three weeks later than usual, this Canadian team had no

training camp or exhibition games. After three practices, and one of them the night they stepped off the plane, Canada was forced to become a team on the fly. They played seven games in 10 days during the round robin, including back-to-backs three times. Canada’s team game improved each of the first five games. The sixth, Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic, lacked the offensive fireworks of the previous games. Canada would finish no worse than second in their pool Monday regardless of the outcome against Slovenia, ranked No. 18 in the world and already relegated to the second-tier world championship next year. The Canadians sleepwalked through the first period and trailed by two goals against the Slovenians who came ready to compete. Canada’s forwards are the strength of this team. Stamkos, twice the winner of the NHL’s goalscoring trophy, is a threat every time he steps on the ice. His overtime goal was his second of the game and sixth of the tournament.


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NHL Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 2 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: N.Y. Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 4 Thursday, May 9: Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 0 Saturday, May 11: Pittsburgh 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT Ottawa 4, 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: Ottawa 3, Montreal 2, OT Thursday, May 9: Ottawa 6, Montreal 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Thursday, May 2: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Saturday, May 4: Washington 1, N.Y. Rangers 0, OT Monday, May 6: N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Wednesday, May 8: N.Y. Rangers 4, Washington 3 Friday, May 10: Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Sunday, May 12: N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington 0 Monday, May 13: N.Y. Rangers 5, Washington 0 Boston 4, Toronto 3 Wednesday, May 1: Boston 4, Toronto 1 Saturday, May 4: Toronto 4, Boston 2 Monday, May 6: Boston 5, Toronto 2 Wednesday, May 8: Boston 4, Toronto 3, OT Friday, May 10: Toronto 2, Boston 1 Sunday, May 12: Toronto 2, Boston 1 Monday, May 13: Boston 5, Toronto 4, OT WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, 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 3, Minnesota 0 Thursday, May 9: Chicago 5, Minnesota 1 Detroit 4, Anaheim 3 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: Detroit 3, Anaheim 2, OT Wednesday, May 8: Anaheim 3, Detroit 2, OT Friday, May 10: Detroit 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday, May 12: Detroit 3, Anaheim 2 San Jose 4, Vancouver 0 Wednesday, May 1: San Jose 3, Vancouver 1 Friday, May 3: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2, OT Sunday, May 5: San Jose 5, Vancouver 2 Tuesday, May 7: San Jose 4, Vancouver 3, OT

Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 2 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: Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3 Wednesday, May 8: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2, OT Friday, May 10: Los Angeles 2, St. Louis 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa Tuesday, May 14: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Boston vs. N.Y. Rangers TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago vs. Detroit Wednesday, May 15: Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m. Los Angeles vs. San Jose Tuesday, May 14: San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Monday’s summaries Rangers 5 at Capitals 0 First Period 1. N.Y. Rangers, Asham 2 (Kreider) 13:19 Penalty — Asham NYR (roughing) 18:42. Second Period 2. N.Y. Rangers, Pyatt 1 (Dorsett, Eminger) 3:24 3. N.Y. Rangers, Del Zotto 1 (Brassard, Nash) 5:34 Penalties — None Third Period 4. N.Y. Rangers, Callahan 1, 0:13 5. N.Y. Rangers, Zuccarello 1 (Brassard, Eminger) 6:39 Penalties — Brouwer Wash (slashing) 3:28, Eminger NYR (delay of game) 12:39, Brouwer Wash (slashing) 16:28. Shots on goal N.Y. Rangers 9 8 10 — 27 Washington 13 13 9 — 35 Goal — N.Y. Rangers: Lundqvist (W,4-3-0); Washington: Holtby (L,3-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — N.Y. Rangers: 0-2; Washington: 0-2. Attendance — 18,506 (18,506). Maple Leafs 4 at Bruins 5 (OT) First Period 1. Boston, Bartkowski 1, 5:39 2. Toronto, Franson 2 (van Riemsdyk, Phaneuf) 9:35 (pp) Penalties — Kadri Tor (roughing), Peverley Bos (tripping, roughing) 2:00, Chara Bos (high-sticking) 7:41. Second Period 3. Toronto, Franson 3 (MacArthur, Grabovski) 5:48 Penalties — Kadri Tor (interference) 0:33, Lucic

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Bos (roughing) 13:02, Grabovski Tor (crosschecking), Campbell Bos (roughing) 14:27, Lupul Tor (tripping) 18:08. Third Period 4. Toronto, Kessel 4 (Kadri, van Riemsdyk) 2:09 5. Toronto, Kadri 1 (Kessel, Gardiner) 5:29 6. Boston, Horton 4 (Lucic, Krejci) 9:18 7. Boston, Lucic 2 (Chara, Bergeron) 18:38 8. Boston, Bergeron 2 (Krejci, Jagr) 19:09 Penalties — None First Overtime 9. Boston, Bergeron 3 (Seguin, Marchand) 6:05 Penalties — None Shots on goal Toronto 12 8 6 2 — 28 Boston 7 6 17 5 — 35 Goal — Toronto: Reimer (L,3-4-0); Boston: Rask (W,4-3-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Toronto: 1-3; Boston: 0-2. Attendance — 17,565 (17,565). RBC Cup SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — RBC Cup Canadian Junior A Championship PRELIMINARY ROUND GP W L GF Brooks (West2) 2 2 0 13 Surrey (West1) 2 2 0 12 Summerside (host) 2 1 1 9 Minnesota (Central) 2 0 2 4 Truro (East) 2 0 2 1

EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 3, Chicago 1 Monday, May 6: Chicago 93, Miami 86 Wednesday, May 8: Miami 115, Chicago 78 Friday, May 10: Miami 104, Chicago 94 Monday, May 13: Miami 88, Chicago 65 Wednesday, May 15: Chicago at Miami, 5 p.m. x-Friday, May 17: Miami at Chicago, 6 or 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 19: Chicago at Miami, TBA Indiana 2, New York 1 Sunday, May 5: Indiana 102, New York 95 Tuesday, May 7: New York 105, Indiana 79 Saturday, May 11: Indiana 82, New York 71 Tuesday, May 14: New York at Indiana, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 16: Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. x-Saturday, May 18: New York at Indiana, TBA x-Monday, May 20: Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE

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Monday’s result Surrey 5 Summerside 4 (OT) Tuesday’s games Truro vs. Minnesota, noon Summerside vs. Brooks, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday’s game Minnesota vs. Surrey, noon Thursday’s games Brooks vs. Surrey, noon Truro vs. Summerside, 4:30 p.m. End of preliminary round Participating Teams West 2 — Brooks (Alta.) Bandits (AJHL champion) Central — Minnesota Wilderness (Dudley-Hewitt Champion) Host — Summerside Western Capitals West 1 — Surrey (B.C.) Eagles (Western Canada Champion) East — Truro (N.S.) Bearcats (Fred Page Champion)

Baseball New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 24 14 .632 23 15 .605 22 16 .579 19 18 .514 15 24 .385

GB — 1 2 4 1/2 9 1/2

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 21 15 .583 21 16 .568 18 16 .529 18 17 .514 15 21 .417

GB — 1/2 2 2 1/2 6

Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 24 13 .649 19 20 .487 18 20 .474 14 23 .378 10 29 .256

GB — 6 6 1/2 10 15

Sunday’s Games Cleveland 4, Detroit 3, 10 innings Toronto 12, Boston 4 Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2 Baltimore 6, Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 4, Kansas City 2 Texas 12, Houston 7 Seattle 6, Oakland 1 Chicago White Sox 3, L.A. Angels 0 Monday’s Games Cleveland 1, N.Y. Yankees 0, 1st game N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 0, 2nd game Detroit 7, Houston 2 Minnesota 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City at L.A. Angels, Late Texas at Oakland, Late Tuesday’s Games Cleveland (Kazmir 2-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 2-0), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 5-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Sa-

bathia 4-3), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 3-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-5), 5:07 p.m. Houston (Harrell 3-3) at Detroit (Fister 4-1), 5:08 p.m. Boston (Lackey 1-3) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 6-0), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-1) at Minnesota (Correia 4-2), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 5-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 1-3), 8:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 3-2) at Oakland (Colon 3-2), 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Diego at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Houston at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Texas at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 21 16 .568 20 17 .541 18 21 .462 14 21 .400 11 27 .289

GB — 1 4 6 10 1/2

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 24 13 .649 22 16 .579 21 17 .553 16 20 .444 16 22 .421

GB — 2 3 7 8

San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 23 15 .605 21 17 .553 20 18 .526 16 21 .432 15 21 .417

RBC CUP THE CANADIAN PRESS SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — Brett Mulcahy scored at 8:43 into overtime to help the Surrey Eagles rally to beat the Summerside Western Capitals 5-4 on Monday night at the RBC Cup. Adam Tambellini scored twice and added two assists for Surrey (2-0), which erased a twogoal deficit in the final 14 minutes to join the Brooks Bandits as the only undefeated teams left at Canada’s National Junior A Championship. Trevor Cameron and Devon Toews also scored for the Eagles. Christopher Caissy had two goals and an assist to lead the offence for Summerside (1-1), which also got goals from JP Harvey and Mitchell Maynard. The Western Capitals were the first to hit the scoreboard when Caissy danced around a Surrey defenceman and slipped the puck through Eagles netminder Michael Santaguida.

LACROSSE Ryan Margetts erupted for six goals as the Red Deer Renegades downed the visiting Strathmore Venom 17-14 in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse junior B tier 2 action Sunday. Logan Sinclair fired four goals and

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GB — 2 3 6 1/2 7

Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 5, Milwaukee 1 Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 2, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 4, San Diego 2 Colorado 8, St. Louis 2 San Francisco 5, Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers 5, Miami 3 Philadelphia 4, Arizona 2, 10 innings Monday’s Games Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Chicago Cubs 9, Colorado 1 Atlanta at Arizona, Late Washington at L.A. Dodgers, Late Tuesday’s Games Cleveland (Kazmir 2-1) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 2-0), 5:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 1-4) at Pittsburgh (Locke 3-1), 5:05 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 2-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 3-1), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 3-1) at Toronto (Dickey 2-5), 5:07 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 1-3) at Miami (Nolasco 2-4), 5:10 p.m. Colorado (Francis 1-3) at Chicago Cubs (Villanueva 1-2), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-4) at St. Louis (Gast 0-0), 6:15 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 2-0) at Arizona (Corbin 5-0), 7:40 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 3-2), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Diego at Baltimore, 10:35 a.m. Cleveland at Philadelphia, 11:05 a.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 1:40 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Cincinnati at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

But Tambellini pulled the West Region champions even just less than seven minutes later on a power play. Harvey restored the Summerside lead at 7:51 of the second period, tipping in a Caissy point shot with the man advantage. But Cameron went up and over the glove of Kevin Bailie 1:56 later to make it 2-2. The tie would be short lived, however, as Maynard converted on a Western Capitals power play at 12:55, and Caissy’s second of the game gave the host side the first two-goal lead at 4-2 heading to the intermission. The Eagles controlled play in the third period, outshooting Summerside 10-4, and Toews got the comeback started at 6:45, snapping a shot over Bailie’s blocker, before Tambellini batted the puck out of mid-air and past the Western Capitals’ netminder with 4:25 left. Both teams came out firing in overtime, combining for 16 shots in almost nine minutes, before Mulcahy wired a shot just underneath the crossbar, spoiling the party for the pro-Summerside crowd of 2,303 at CUP. Special teams were key for both teams — Surrey finished 2-for-3 with the man advantage, while Summerside scored twice in four opportunities.

Justin Moltzahn netted three for the winners. Cody Rush added a pair and Nate Belanger and Daniel Stowbridge each contributed one. The Renegades downed the visiting Innisfail Yetti 11-6 Friday, getting four goals from Brady Thudium, three courtesy of Moltzahn and singles from Belanger, Rush, Stowbridge and Mathew Gibson.

BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned LHP Mike Belfiore to Norfolk (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of LHP David Huff from Columbus. Recalled RHP Trevor Bauer from Columbus. DETROIT TIGERS—Placed OF Austin Jackson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Recalled OF Avisail from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced the resignation of president and CEO George Postolos. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled RHP Brett Marshall from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Agreed to terms with 1B Anthony Rizzo on a seven-year contract. CINCINNATI REDS—Assigned C Corky Miller outright to Louisville (IL). MIAMI MARLINS—Optioned C Kyle Skipworth to New Orleans (PCL). Placed OF Austin Kearns on the restricted list. NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with OF Rick Ankiel on a one-year contract. Optioned OF Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (PCL). Transferred RHP Jenrry Mejia to the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Reinstated INF Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Jordy Mercer to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Jake Westbrook on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 9. Carolina League CAROLINA MUDCATS—Announced RHP Nick Pasquale was added to the roster from Lake County (MWL). American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed INF KC Serna. Released INF Jody Martinez and OF David Fox. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Released RHP Chris Squires, LHP Gabriel Garcia and INF Jeff Lundell. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Released INF Marquis Riley and INF Craig Hertler. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Traded RHP Dustin Williams to Laredo for a player to be named. Can-Am League ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Signed RHP Bobby Blevins. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Acquired RHP Tim Griffin from Winnipeg for future considerations. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Released RHP Chris Motta and RHP Wynn Pelzer. Placed RHP Mark Willinsky on the suspended list. FLORENCE FREEDOM—Released RHP Jeff Arnold, C Dewayne Boyd, RHP Dan Cropper, RHP Nate Eppely, LHP R.J. Fondon, LHP Dan Osterbrock, RHP Josh Pond, RHP Marty Popham, 1B Trey Porras and 3B Kevin Wager. FRONTIER GREYS—Released 1B Daniel Baptista, LHP Chris Cummins, RHP Brandon Kuter, C Ryan Levine and RHP Clayton VanderLaan. JOLIET SLAMMERS—Released RHP Mark Belcastro, OF Derek Brown and LHP Forrest Moore. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Released RHP Dylan Brammer, INF Chaz Crane, INF Aaron Glaum, 3B Blake May, 1B T.J. McManus and OF Greg Smith. Traded RHP Mickey Jannis to the Bridgeport (Atlantic) to be named. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Released OF Elieser Bonne. RIVER CITY RASCALS—Released OF Jeremy Hamilton and UTL Spiker Helms. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Signed OF Alexi Colon. Released INF Eric Barnes, INF Jordan Marks, RHP Troy Marks, INF Ryan Miller and OF Trevor Willis. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Released LHP Cory Caruso, RHP Quintavious Drains, RHP Tanner Hamilton, 1B Corey LeVier, 1B Coty Pate, C Mike Perez, RHP Dominick Ruscetti and LHP Tyler Stovall. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Traded RHP Jadd Schmeltzer to Alexandria (UL) for future considerations. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Announced assistant coach Barry Hecker has left the team.

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A pair of Central Albertans have been selected to Team Alberta U18 football team to compete in the Canada Cup, July 15-22 in Moncton, N.B. Joe McQuay of the Notre Dame Cougars and T.J. Sloboda of the Sylvan Lake Lakers are among the seven offensive linemen on the 20-man team. Cougars head coach Gino Castellan is the team manager. Last year Team Alberta finished second, losing to Quebec in the final.

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Investing in our children’s future using golf When I look back over this past winter the only questions as to the best way and age to introduce our thought that comes to mind is long, very long . . . children to the game of golf. In the following paraextremely long. As a matter of fact, I do not remem- graphs I shall relay the best age to begin introducing ber much of it because I believe I went into a deep your children to the game, instruction, etiquette, typsleep starting in November and ending ical junior programs and the benefits of in April. joining a league. In the following article, I I have heard this sort of thing referred will discuss the steps juniors should take to as hibernation. I suspect that I was if they are interested in playing competino different than the hibernating bear. I tively and excelling on that competitive found my den in early November, escapfield. ing into a comatose state only to awaken First of all, and what we cannot lose in April feeling extremely hungry and sight of, is that golf is for fun and fun somewhat agitated. comes first. Golf is a game, has always Attempting to analyze the reason for been a game and will always be a game. my agitation, I can only come up with one Children will be children and depending answer — it seems my winter rest was on their age we must ensure that they eninterrupted by screaming, yelling kids joy the whole experience of being on the playing outside of my house. Who in their golf course. Doing so will assist in keeping SCOTT right mind would be outdoors, enjoying their interest levels up and they will want the frigid temperatures and deep mounds to join you when playing on the course or BERGDAHL of snow that we experienced this winter? hitting a bucket of balls. INSTRUCTION justMost Kids! golf courses in the area will ofKids, full of energy and optimism, do fer a junior program to their members or not see the snow and cold as a negative to the general public. The ages can vary or a hindrance, but instead as an opportunity to have depending on the facility, but generally speaking fun and enjoy what the day brings. Living for the mo- junior programs are structured for kids between the ment and enjoying whatever that moment brings is ages of 6 and 18. This being said, it is never too early the epitome of innocence and simply priceless. to get your child hitting balls on the range. Children bring the same energy and optimism to Groups will be divided into age categories that the game of golf. Their number one goal is to have best suit their maturity level and learning patterns. fun, whether they know it or not. They do not care This, in most cases, will be 6-8, 9-11, 12-15 and 16-18 how to hold the club or stand, whether the ball is in year olds. This structure is determined by each prothe correct position or that they finish properly. All gram coordinator based on the depth (size) of the they care about is whether the ball is smacked up in individual program. the air and further then mom or dad’s ball. The game of golf is entrenched in tradition and I am often asked by parents with children, what teaches golfers of all ages strong values. These valis the best age to get them going? Should I get my ues include honesty, integrity, respect and dedicachildren into lessons right away or should we just let tion, to name a few. Golf course etiquette makes up them hit balls at the range? There seems to be many many of these values and is a key component that

we discuss and teach with all members of the junior program. These ‘rules’ are simply an extension of the rules and values we teach our children on a daily basis at home. Instruction can begin at a very young age. Keeping this in mind, instructors have to design their instruction content based on the age of the student. For example, keeping in mind that the 6-8 year old’s attention level, coordination, strength and intellect is not that of a teenager’s, we cannot get nearly as technical when teaching the younger students. In most cases with the younger group, we show them the proper set up, finish position and the swing motion and then let them hit balls ensuring they finish properly. Some programs go as far as including coordination drills by introducing soccer and playing catch. This is important as the younger students (in most cases) have not developed these skills yet. With the older kids, we become more technical in our instruction techniques. We also introduce video to them as their knowledge, coordination, strength and attention levels are much better. Regardless of the age, learning the basics of the golf swing properly will assist them in hitting the ball better throughout their golfing lives. Finally, joining a golf league or purchasing a membership can be one of the best investments you make for your child. A golf course is one of the healthiest, safest and enjoyable locations for our children to spend their summers. The lessons they learn through golf is simply an extension of what we attempt to teach our children each and every day in our own households. Preparing them for the challenges they will face as an adult is one of the best gifts we can give our children. For more information on junior programs consult your local CPGA professional. (Scott Bergdahl is the head pro at Lakewood Golf Resort)

Canadian athletes gain inspiration from Sochi summit VANCOUVER — Melissa Hollingsworth thought she could never beat the feeling she had while attending her first Canadian Olympic athletes summit in 2005. But she was wrong. The 33-year-old skeleton racer from Eckville was among many who were inspired by an athletes’ summit that included interviews with media on Monday and inspirational speeches and videos from past Olympians and teambuilding sessions on the weekend. Top athletes in winter sports ranging from curling to ski jumping are attending the event, held at a downtown Vancouver hotel, which began Friday and will conclude Tuesday. “This weekend was really special, because I feel the goosebumps,” said Hollingsworth, who is preparing for a berth in her third Olympics. “I’m inspired, and that’s something that’s really hard to find this late in the game.” Many athletes pointed to a session with retired speedskater and cyclist Clara Hughes as particularly inspiring, while former triathlete Simon Whitfield and women’s soccer coach John Herdman were also singled out. “I really thought that the first one that I attended, I couldn’t ever beat

that, because I was starstuck,” said Hollingsworth. In the case of athletes who compete individually or in pairs, no one has officially qualified for the Games, but many have completed the bulk of results needed heading into their 2013-14 seasons. Athletes believe the summit will help them feel comfortable when they are so far from home Sochi. “I honestly spent the basis of the weekend just trying not to cry the whole weekend, like, trying not to cry,” said skelton racer Sarah Reid of Calgary, who only needs to finish 12th or better in a World Cup in 2013-14 to qualify for her first Games. “All the videos, everything, the talks, were just so inspiring and exciting.” The summit, she added, also helped athletes realize the magnitude of representing their country at the Sochi Games. “We all have a chance to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. We all have a chance to be Canada, and I think that is really something that I’ve taken away from this weekend,” said Reid. Bobsledder Kaillie Humphries of Calgary, who will try to defend her 2010 Olympic gold medal, recalled the first athletes summit she attended prior

Heat continue to dominate Bulls, take 3-1 series lead THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heat 88 Bulls 65 CHICAGO — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Miami Heat nearly matched a franchise record for points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Chicago Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time post-season low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team. Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game nor 10 or less in a quarter during the post-season, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor. Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago

17-9 in the period. Now the Heat will try to wrap up the series at home on Wednesday night, taking what they hope will be the next step toward a second straight championship. It’s hard to believe the Bulls won the series opener the way the past three games have gone. Miami pounded Chicago in Game 2, coming away with its most lopsided playoff victory while handing the Bulls their worst ever postseason loss, and the Heat continued to roll from there. James had his usual complete game with eight assists and seven rebounds Monday. Chris Bosh finished with 14 points after scoring 20 and grabbing 19 rebounds in Game 3, and the Heat won again despite another quiet night from Dwyane Wade, who finished with six points. Norris Cole also struggled with seven points after back-to-back 18-point performances,

but the Heat had more than enough in this one. They shot about 49 per cent while the Bulls set a franchise playoff low at 25.7 per cent. They were particularly bad from the outside, going 2 for 17 from 3-point range. The Bulls again were missing ailing Luol Deng and injured Kirk Hinrich (calf), and a team that kept finding ways to win despite being shorthanded all season simply appeared to run out of steam. Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double in the post-season but was just 3 of 14 from the field. Jimmy Butler scored 12 and Joakim Noah grabbed nine rebounds, but it was a miserable night for Chicago — particularly Nate Robinson, who missed all 12 shots and did not score. James scored 15 points and Bosh added 12 in the first half to help the Heat take a 4433 lead at the break.

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Fire leaves family homeless RUNNING ROOM FOUNDER TO COACH Running Room founder John Stanton will give free coaching in Red Deer on Wednesday. An overweight smoker who decided in 1981 to turn his life around, Stanton used to run before sunup so his neighbours wouldn’t see him. He went on to run in more than 60 marathons and has written eight books on running and walking. Stanton will meet with runners and walkers at 5:45 p.m. at the Southpointe Common store. He advises people to bring themselves and good shoes. To learn more, call 403-358-5311.

KITCHEN FIRE CAUSES $100,000 DAMAGE BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Lacombe parents and their six children are temporarily homeless after a kitchen fire caused $100,000 damage to their rental duplex. Cooking oil overheating on a stove caused a blaze to break out at a duplex in downtown Lacombe at about 5 p.m. Friday. Although the family of eight was home at the time, everyone managed to escape the blaze before one of the parents called 9-1-1, said Lacombe Fire Chief Ted van Delden. About a dozen firefighters from Lacombe Fire Services responded with two fire engines and a rescue unit.

They had the fire under control within about 20 minutes, said Van Delden, who noted a firefighter did enter the burning home to rescue two kittens. But he feels this wasn’t overly risky as the blaze had been contained to the kitchen area. The other side of the duplex was not affected by the fire, he added. The Red Cross assisted the temporarily homeless family for the first 72 hours, offering food, shelter, clothing and additional services. The Lacombe parents are now staying with relatives, along with their children who range from about 2 to 14 years of age, said Debbie Barron, of the Lacombe Police department’s Victims Services. The local organization is helping the

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AUTHOR CORRINE JEFFERY ON TRILOGY TOUR St. Albert author Corrine Jeffery will make a stop on her Understanding Ursula trilogy book tour at Coles bookstore in Parkland Mall on May 25. The tour focuses on Thriving: 1920-1939, the second book in the three-part series. The book is a continuation of the dramatic lives of the Werner family on the Saskatchewan prairies during the Great Depression. Jeffery will be on hand at Coles from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.corinnejeffery.ca.

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family, as is Family and Community Support Services (FCSS). Barron said the duplex owner did have fire insurance and will be working to repair the damage so the family can move back in as soon as possible. But the renters did not have contents insurance and can’t re-enter the home yet to see if clothing can be salvaged from smoke damage, added Barron. While the father of the family recently started a new job, she believes the parents and children will still likely welcome donations of clothing and other items. Anyone who would like to make a cash or clothing donation should call Barron at 403-782-3279, Ext. 152. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

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Francis the Pig stands sentinal along Little Gaetz Avenue in Red Deer. The Sculpture which has stood in its location on Little Gaetz will soon be moved.

Where’s Francis? CONTEST FOR CHILDREN PUTS FOCUS ON LEGENDARY PIG BEFORE GHOST STATUE IS RELOCATED The case of the missing pig must be closed by June 6. A bronze statue immortalizing Francis, the plucky porker who warmed hearts across the continent in 1990 with his daring escape from a Red Deer slaughterhouse, has gone missing from what was supposed to be its permanent home. Somehow, the little swine managed to give city crews the slip while it was being moved to make way for construction at its site amongst the shrubbery in a parking lot on Little Gaetz Avenue. While its new home is being prepared, staff in the City of Red Deer’s Culture Department are asking aspiring detectives aged three to 11 to enter the Where’s Francis contest and save his bacon.

Creative prize packages will be awarded to child detectives who come up with the best ideas for where Francis is hiding. Children are invited to submit drawings of the ham on the lam in the location where they believe he could be found so he can be recaptured and moved to his new home, to be revealed on June 6. Francis the Pig is one of 10 bronzes commissioned for the City of Red Deer’s Ghosts collection. A new Ghosts tour and two new heritage walking tours will be announced on the day that his new home is revealed. Contest entries can be downloaded at www.reddeer.ca/culture or picked up at the Culture Services Centre, 3827 39th St.

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spend a day putting them on the graves every June. “We tried to do the banquet for Remembrance Day,” said Scott. “We alWhen they first started in 1948, the ways paraded and put wreaths on the Ladies Legion Auxiliary in Red Deer cenotaph downtown.” was 11 members strong. Then they would go to the Legion Now, 65 years later, the group has hall, the cadets would get a free coffee, 148 members, far removed from its the men would get a drink and then peak of more than 400, but still enough they would close the bar and go out to to keep the Sylvan Lake group going. and help its ‘WE WORKED FOR THEM TO HELP The memLegion until bers don’t do the THEM (RETURNING SERVICEMEN) it closed at 6 same things they p.m. IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE,” SAID used to, but they “ A n d still have an WIN LEDIEU, THE AUXILIARY’S t h e n w e ’ d impact on Red OLDEST ACTIVE MEMBER AT 89. come back Deer. start all “WITHOUT THE AUXILIARY, THE and Grace Scott, over again now 92, was at our LeLEGION WOULD NOT EXIST.’ president of the gion,” said auxiliary from — WIN LEDIEU, THE AUXILIARY’S Scott. 1953-54. OLDEST ACTIVE MEMBER AT 89 The LaShe was one dies Legion of the original Auxiliary founding memwas founded bers in 1948. mostly to Her husband support the main branch. served in the armed forces for five The Legion was a haven for returnyears in Italy and throughout Europe ing servicemen at the time. during the Second World War and join“We worked for them to help them ing the ladies auxiliary was an outlet in any way possible,” said Win Ledieu, to help her husband and the Legion. the auxiliary’s oldest active member Once a year, Scott and other mem- at 89. bers would put flowers on the graves “Without the auxiliary, the Legion of soldiers from the area. would not exist.” “We worked with the men for decLedieu came to Canada as a war oration day,” said Scott. “One day a bride. year, they decorated all the veterans’ She and her husband both served graves.” during the Second World War. They used real flowers provided by the city gardener. The women would do them up into little bouquets and Please see AUXILIARY on Page C2 BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

PLEASANT TEMPERATURES, POSSIBILITY OF RAIN BY SUNDAY, MONDAY, FIRE BANS IN PLACE BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF It appears the May long weekend will produce hints of summer rather than remnants of winter. Saturday’s forecast is sunny with a high of 20C. Sunday and Monday could bring a few showers with highs of around 15C and 16C. Sunny skies will be welcomed at the many venues that are debuting this weekend. Red Deer’s Public Market celebrates its 43rd year of operation under Dennis Moffat, now joined by son Patrick. It opens at 8 a.m. and runs until 12:30 p.m. at its usual location in front of the curling rink and Red Deer Arena. Bentley’s Farmers’ Market runs 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. the same day at the curling rink at 5218 50th St. A number of other markets kick off on Friday. Lacombe Farmers’ Market starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. at Michener Park south of the Lacombe Golf Course. Sylvan Lake’s first of the season goes at the corner of 49 Ave and 46 Street from 4 to 7:30 p.m. For a complete list of all Alberta markets, go to http www.agric.gov.ab.ca and search “farmers’ markets.” Out at the Markerville Creamery, they have a new interactive mini-barn to show off on opening day on Saturday, as well as some new exhibits at the museum. A pancake breakfast kicks off the season at 9 a.m. and costs $4 per person. Children six and under are free. Dickson Store Museum is also opening its doors and giving visitors a glimpse of the past. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays. The weekend is shaping to be reasonably good camping weather. For the most up-to-date information on provincial campgrounds, go to www.AlbertaParks.ca. There campers can find out about liquor and fire bans. Fire bans are in place at Buffalo Lake and Gleniffer Lake public recreation areas and at provincial parks at Jarvis Bay, Rochon Sands and Red Lodge. Provincial officials are reviewing the weather situation and plan to release an update on fire bans today. For last minute planners, there are still some campsites available for the May long weekend through Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca, or by calling 1-877537-2757. Brendan Cox, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General spokesman, said Fish and Wildlife and conservation officers, along with parks service rangers, RCMP and other enforcement agencies, will be out doing compliance checks and keeping an eye out for random camping and illegal off-highway vehicle use in the West Country. ATV riders are reminded to keep to the trails and stay out of streams. Mufflers and spark arresters are also required on quads and similar vehicles, which is especially important given the current dry conditions. Commercial vehicle inspectors will be given extra powers to check out other vehicles and RVs for the May long weekend to help with the enforcement effort. On Monday, Ellis Bird Farm near Lacombe opens for the season at 11 a.m. One of the day’s highlights will be the premiere of Living with Beavers, a short documentary on the bird farm’s resident beavers Ward and June. A screening of a Travel Alberta Alberta Stories that features a segment on the bird farm will also be shown. There will also be Tea House specials, a gift shop sale and lots of activities for the children. For a complete list of events opening this weekend, visit travelalberta.com or tourismreddeer.com. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com


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Go Girl events planned for Thursday Elementary school girls will celebrate wellness, fitness and personal growth during the 10th annual Go Girl event on Thursday. Red Deer College’s Be Fit for Life Centre will host the event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Collicutt Centre. Public and Catholic school girls in Grade 5 in Red Deer will be taking part. “Our goal is to introduce the girls at a young age to a variety of group and individual physical activities,� says Leah Beeton, Go Girl chairperson. “Our hope is that they will continue to lead active and healthy lifestyles in their middle and high school years.� This will be Go Girl’s largest event to date, with 638 students, 44 teachers, 47 instructors, 48 high school leaders and 13 committee members participating.

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From the left, Kay Born, Grace Scott, Win Ledieu and Audrey Lightbown visit at the Bethany College Side facility in Red Deer, all are members of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxillary. and people no longer have to join under a veteran. On May 26 at 2 p.m. at the Red Deer Legion Hall, at 2810 Bremner Ave., there will be speeches from

injuries that were not considered life threatening. Investigators have not provided a description of the suspect. The apparently unprovoked attack should serve as a warning to people who use city parks outside of daylight hours, said Knelsen. People should be especially careful in low light or darkness and should avoid travelling alone on unfamiliar trails in the evening and after nightfall, she said.

Lacombe County fire ban imposed Lacombe County issued a countywide fire ban as of 10 a.m. Monday due to extremely dry conditions. The ban requires all outdoor fires currently burning, whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, to be extinguished. All outstanding fire permits issued under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act have been suspended. The ban allows the use of: â—? Burning barrels provided they are covered with a metal mesh screen with openings no larger than 13 mm (half inch). â—? Campfires used for cooking or warming purposes provided they are contained in a fire pit or campsite stove and are attended at all times. A fire pit is a hole in the ground at least 30 cm (12 inches) deep or a fireproof side enclosure 30 cm (12 inches) high. Fire pits must not be larger than 100 cm (40 inches) in diameter. The ban does not apply to: â—? Fires contained in cooking or heating appliances fuelled by a solid (charcoal briquettes) or liquid (propane, natural gas) fuel. â—? Fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites approved by a forest officer. Burnable material will continue to be accepted at county waste transfer stations during the ban. Anyone who sets a fire not allowed under the ban will be responsible for costs of extinguishing the fire pursuant to Lacombe County policy and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act. The ban will continue until further notice.

charged with possession of drugs for trafficking and breaching release conditions. The other three are to return to court in Didsbury on June 3 to enter pleas.

Woman fined A woman arrested in a Red Deer drug raid in early December has been fined for possession of drugs and breaching probation. Jamie Symes, 28, was one of four people arrested in a drug raid by Red Deer City RCMP on Dec. 9. In Red Deer provincial court on Friday, Symes pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and one count of breaching probation. She was fined $100 and ordered to pay a victim of fine surcharge of $50 on each of the two charges. A second charge of breaching probation was withdrawn.

Manhunt accused to trial Trial is set for this October for a Red Deer man sought in a provincewide manhunt last summer. Curtis Troy Sear, 39, surrendered himself to police at the Red Deer City RCMP in mid-August 2012 after police acted on a warrant and searched his home. Sear goes to trial in Red Deer provincial court on Oct. 21, charged with possession of stolen property, posses-

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Partial fire ban in Red Deer Extremely dry and windy conditions led to a partial fire ban going into effect in Red Deer on Monday. The City of Red Deer says the ban includes no fires using charcoal, briquettes or wood in park areas; no open air burning, including those with existing permits, and no fireworks. Legal backyard fire pits are still allowed, but residents are being asked to be extremely cautious when using fire pits, barbecues and other sources of ignition, including smoking material. See the Fire Permit Bylaw on www. reddeer.ca for more information about proper fire pit construction and use. Be sure to have a method ready to extinguish the fire, such as a garden hose. If conditions worsen or incidents of problems with backyard fire pits occur, it may be necessary to extend the ban to include all open fires. The city reports that people will have to pay for any costs if fire-medics have to go out and fight a fire due to disobeying a ban. This ban remains in effect until further notice.

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Although the auxiliary continues to support the Legion, the group donates money raised to various local organizations, including the lending cupboard, Salvation Army and other non-profits. They even sponsor a ringette team. “All the work you do, it feels good to know that you are helping people out,� said Audrey Livingstone, another member of the auxiliary. “At the end of the year, you raise $24,000 or whatever and it has to all be donated.� The auxiliary keeps on going because the Legion needs it and the support it provides. Most of the fundraising comes from the Remembrance Day lunch and funeral teas is offered for anyone. It is a struggle for the auxiliary to get new members. “It was our outlet,� said Ledieu. “We had the children all day and that was our social life.� The group of veterans that built the Legion mostly came from the Second World War, but the more recent veterans have not been as likely to join after their service. A couple of years ago, Afghanistan war veterans were given year memberships as a gift. “They will come but I think it will take a little longer,� said Ledieu. The Legion is always looking for new members


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Arctic moratorium demanded ABORIGINALS CALL FOR ARCTIC ENERGY MORATORIUM AS CIRCUMPOLAR LEADERS MEET BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS A growing number of Arctic aboriginals have called for a moratorium on energy development in the North in a statement that seeks an end to offshore drilling and a pause in northern energy projects unless local aboriginals consent. The statement was released Monday in Kiruna, Sweden, two days before leaders from the eight circumpolar nations meet and hand over chairmanship of the Arctic Council to Canada. It also comes after repeated statements by federal Health Minister and northern MP Leona Aglukkaq, who will lead the council during Canada’s two-year stint, that northerners support her pro-business agenda. “It is time that we join forces and de-

mand that the oil companies and the Arctic states change their path and start to listen to the voices of the indigenous peoples residing in these lands,” the statement reads. It has 42 signatories, including major aboriginal groups from Russia, the United States and Canada, as well as aboriginal leaders from Scandinavia. Aboriginals from every Arctic Council nation are represented. The signatories range from reindeer herders and private citizens to aboriginal environmental groups, international organizations and members of aboriginal parliaments. Two groups that have signed on — the Arctic Athabaskan Council and the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North — are permanent participants on the Arctic Council. The other four aboriginal permanent

participants have not signed. The statement demands an end to all offshore drilling in Arctic waters. It says methods to clean up inevitable spills haven’t been developed yet. It adds that drilling on traditional aboriginal lands should also end until governments and industry demonstrate better environmental standards. It concludes that any development that does go ahead should only do so with the full consent of local aboriginals, who must also benefit from the deal. That caution from aboriginals contrasts with Canada’s official agenda for its twoyear term. Aglukkaq has said she plans to establish a business forum for the council to bring industry leaders together to spur northern development. A federal discussion paper on Canada’s agenda for its term echoes that.

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Mortgage rules may be tightened more Canada Mortgage Trends says it has been notified that the national banking regulator is looking at a possible further tightening of mortgage rules — this time for those with low risk mortgages that don’t require governmentbacked insurance. The industry newsletter posted an item on its webpage Monday that the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions verified it is looking at whether amortization periods should be limited to 25 years on mortgages with 20 per cent or more equity, that don’t require to be insured. Home sales in Canada are down about 15 per cent since Flaherty last tightened rules for higher-risk mortgages, but prices remain elevated.

BlackBerry focuses on cool factor BlackBerry will pull out all the stops this week as the company welcomes thousands of industry players for BlackBerry Live, its annual three-day conference which promises to offer some perspective into its future. Chief executive Thorsten Heins will take the stage on Tuesday and is expected to deliver a keynote speech that could reveal a lowerpriced version of its latest phone and some clues about whether the company plans to abandon tablet technology forever. BlackBerry Live is both an information session and a hype machine for the company, which has several giant parties planned for its supporters who fly in from around the world and to attend the event. The conference takes place at the Marriott World Center, a sprawling complex that acts as a mothership for all of the related events that surround it that range from workshops to live concerts. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

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nies to gain access to huge stores of natural gas underneath states from Colorado to New York, but it also has raised widespread concerns about alleged groundwater contamination and even earthquakes. The drilling boom has helped boost U.S. natural gas production by one-third since 2005, with production reaching an all-time high of 25.3 trillion cubic feet last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In recent months, however, production has begun to level off as the glut of natural gas keeps U.S. prices down.

CALGARY — The Northwest Territories is promoting the idea of a “made-in-the-North” oil pipeline as a means to get Canadian crude to international markets, bypassing jurisdictions that have been less than keen on such developments. “Certainly the Northwest Territories is in a good location when it comes to the possible routing of the pipeline north,” David Ramsay, the territory’s industry minister, said in a recent interview. Ramsay envisions a pipeline that would transport Alberta crude through the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to Alaska, where it could be shipped to Asia on tankers. The line could also transport crude out of the Canol shale oil deposit, a potentially huge, but early stage, resource in the Northwest Territories’ Central Mackenzie Valley. Producers in the oilsands have been anxious to get their crude to markets that can pay the best price, but a dearth of pipelines to tidewater has made that difficult. Political opposition in British Columbia, which goes to the polls on Tuesday, could scuttle two West Coast oil pipelines that would connect Alberta crude to Asia.

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Photo shows pipelines running from the offshore docking station to four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks at the Dominion Resources Inc. Liquefied Natural Gas facility in Cove Point, Md. As the industry looks to profit from foreign markets, there is the spectre of higher prices at home and increased manufacturing costs for products from plastics to fertilizers.

Plans to increase U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas stir debate ENVIRONMENTAL FEARS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of the much-debated kind of drilling known as fracking. Expanded drilling is unlocking enormous reserves of crude oil and natural gas, offering the

potential of moving the country closer to its decades-long quest for energy independence. Yet as the industry looks to profit from foreign markets, there is the spectre of higher prices at home and increased manufacturing costs for products from plastics to fertilizers. Companies such as Exxon Mobil and Sempra Energy are seeking federal permits for more than 20 export projects that could handle as much as 29 billion cubic feet of natural gas a day. If approved, the resulting export boom could lead to further increases in hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique also known as fracking. It has allowed compa-

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BRIEFS Market seminars praised A series of Alberta seminars about global market access is being hailed a success, with similar events planned for the future. Cal Dallas, Alberta’s International and Intergovernmental Relations minister, presented in 10 communities from April 15 to May 2, including Rocky Mountain House. The sessions provided information to businesses about key foreign markets and opportunities, as well as trade development services that are available. “Minister Dallas’s seminar was very well received by our membership,” said Cindy Taschuk, executive director of the Rocky Mountain House Chamber of Commerce. “Some of our businesses are looking toward future growth opportunities.” Dallas, who is MLA for Red Deer South, said he was pleased with the success of the initiative. “We received a tremendous response from the business sector on our initial tour and that sparked requests from other communities for a similar event,” he said. The locations and dates of those additional sessions will be announced shortly, said a government release.

Mortgage brokerage recognized A Red Deer mortgage brokerage firm was honoured Friday at the CMP (Canadian Mortgage Professional) Canadian Mortgage Awards in Mississauga, Ont.

The Get ‘Er Done Girls was named Mortgage Brokerage of the Year: Fewer than 25 Employees. It was among eight finalists for the award, with judging criteria including growth, business volume and customer service. The Get ‘Er Done Girls, which is operated by Alyson Thiessen, Lesley Krawlec, Katherine Meadows, Cheryl Kowalsky and Sheila Tremblay, is part of the Invis Mortgage Intelligence network. This year’s CMP Canadian Mortgage Awards, the eighth annual, recognized winners in 21 categories.

Crop year off to slow start The 2013 crop year is off to a slow start for Central Alberta farmers. Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development reported on Friday that heavy winter snowfall, cool temperatures in April and precipitation this spring have delayed the drying and warming of soil throughout the province. This has pushed seeding being schedule, with less than three per cent of crops in the ground at the beginning of last week. For Central Alberta, seeding was less than one per cent complete, as compared with a provincial average of just under three per cent. But the central region was actually the second most advanced of Alberta’s five areas, with Southern Alberta pulling up the average with a 9.3 per cent completion rate. When it comes to surface moisture, the provincial department rated 53 per cent of Central Alberta as good and 37 per cent as excellent. Five per cent was fair, four per cent excessive and one per cent poor. Excessive moisture was identified as a problem in most other regions, especially

in the northern half of the province. Overall, 42 per cent was rated as excellent, 39 per cent as good, 15 per cent as excessive and four per cent as fair. The moisture should benefit forage crops, but sustained warm temperatures are needed.

Livestock price insurance urged Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is urging cattle producers to consider price insurance for their livestock. Calf prices this spring have been in the $1.50- to $1.55-a-pound range, said Anne Dunford, an Alberta cattle market analyst. They could climb higher if moisture conditions in the U.S. turn around and large corn crops are harvested, she said, but market volatility and price swings are also possible. Brenda Campbell, a Central Alberta field analyst with Lacombe-based AFSC, reports a surge of interest in Alberta’s cattle price insurance program, which AFSC administers. “Participation has tripled in the CPIPfeeder program this year and we’re getting substantially more phone calls and questions about CPIP-calf, which is only in its second full year of being offered,” she said. “It’s all because of the drop in calf and feeder prices last fall that triggered payouts of up to $80 per head on CPIP-calf and up to $195 per head on CPIP-feeder.” The deadline to participate in CPIP-calf is May 30. CPIP-feeder and CPIP-fed are available year-round. Information about all three can be obtained at AFSC district offices, the AFSC call centre at 1-877-899-AFSC (2372) or the AFSC website at www.afsc. ca.


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Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 84.31 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.22 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.65 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.70 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.15 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market slipped Monday amid falling commodity prices and data that showed China only slightly increased industrial production and retail sales in April. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 59.54 points to 12,529.55. The Canadian dollar was up 0.02 of a cent to 98.91 cents US. Meanwhile, the U.S. Commerce Department reported that retail sales edged up 0.1 per cent in April, boosted by increased spending on cars and clothing. March had seen a 0.5 per cent decline — its largest drop in nine months. Economists had expected another contraction brought on by higher Social Security taxes that kicked in this year. In a separate report, the department also said businesses left stockpiles unchanged in March for a second straight month as their sales fell 1.1 per cent, offsetting a one per cent gain in February. A lack of inventory building could slow economic growth because it means businesses are ordering fewer factory-made goods. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 26.81 points to 15,091.68. The Nasdaq saw a small uptick of 2.21 points to 3,438.79, while the S&P 500 index was barely positive with an increase of 0.07 of a point to 1,633.77. Gold and oil continued to draw back from last week’s gains. June bullion dropped $2.30 to US$1,434.30 an ounce as the gold sector fell the most on the TSX, down more than two per cent. Stock in the majority of companies in the sector fell along with it, with Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) down 2.89 per cent, or 61 cents to C$20.50 per share. The June crude oil contract was down 87 cents to US$95.17 a barrel, as the energy sector dipped by 0.6 per cent. EnCana Corp. (TSX:ECA) fell three per cent or 58 cents to C$18.74 per share. July copper was up a cent at US$3.36 a pound, while the metals and mining sector declined 1.83 per cent. Rio Alto Mining (TSX:RIO) stock

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.63 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.55 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 55.65 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.50 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 20.76 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.50 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.03 First Quantum Minerals . 18.74 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 29.48 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.33 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.39 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 43.33 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.72 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.71 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.72 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 43.36 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.64 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.93 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.62 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.61 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.42 Canyon Services Group. 10.50 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.97 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.700 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.74 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.30 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 90.10 was up 0.85 per cent, or three cents, to $3.57, while Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) was down nearly three per cent, or 80 cents, at C$28.71. The country’s largest airline, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) saw its shares plummet by 7.83 per cent, or 17 cents, to $2 amid news that it is moving to cut costs by $50 million in the current quarter. In an internal memo obtained by The Canadian Press, Air Canada chief executive officer Calin Rovinescu said the company will put in place a hiring freeze, end the use of consultants and find more savings from suppliers. Meanwhile, the health-care sector on the TSX enjoyed a lift of more than two per cent as shares in nursing home operator Extendicare Inc. (TSX:EXE) shot higher on last week’s news that it plans on separating its Canadian and U.S. businesses due to the complexity of operating on both sides of the border. Shares climbed nearly seven per cent, or 42 cents, to $6.84. Overseas, markets in Asia and Europe were mixed, a possible signal that the record-high climbs seen last week may be coming to an end. The exception was Japan’s Nikkei which jumped 1.2 per cent to 14,782.21, its highest close since December 2007 after a weekend meeting of G7 financial leaders that did not produce any objections to its aggressive monetary stimulus program. The index has soared more than 42 per cent since the beginning of the year as the yen has dropped sharply in response to the Bank of Japan’s policy. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,529.55 down 59.54 points TSX Venture Exchange — 957.20 down 9.53 points TSX 60 — 717.47 down 3.58 points Dow — 15,091.68 down 26.81 points S&P 500 — 1,633.77 up 0.07 point Nasdaq — 3,438.79 up 2.21

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 43.56 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.35 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.94 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 39.22 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.06 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.37 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.920 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.15 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.05 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.59 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.83 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.88 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 51.05 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.04 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 59.00 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.32 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.54 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.70 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 28.37 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 46.98 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 58.67 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 15.58 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.71 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.01 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 61.34 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 29.75 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.96

points Currencies at close: Cdn — 98.91 cents US, up 0.02 of a cent Pound — C$1.5465, down 0.66 of a cent Euro — C$1.3113, down 0.14 of a cent Euro — US$1.2970, down 0.12 of a cent Oil futures: US$95.17 per barrel, down 87 cents (June contract) Gold futures: US$1,434.30 per ounce, down $2.30 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $25.003 per oz., up 50.2 cents $803.85 kg., up $16.14 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 957.20, down 9.53 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 109 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: May ’13 $5.30 higher $653.80; July ’13 $5.30 higher $623.80; Nov. ’13 $2.40 higher $538.00; Jan. ’14 $2.70 higher $539.30; March ’14 $2.70 lower $534.80; May ’14 $0.20 lower $529.80; July ’14 $0.20 lower $527.90; Nov. ’14 $0.20 lower $503.50; Jan ’15 $0.20 lower $503.50; March ’15 $0.20 lower $503.50; May ’15 $0.20 lower $503.50. Barley (Western): May ’13 unchanged $243.50; July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $194.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $199.00; March ’14 unchanged $199.00; May ’14 unchanged $199.00; July ’14 unchanged $199.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $199.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $199.00; March ’15 unchanged $199.00; May ’15 unchanged $199.00. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 257,200 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 257,200.

GAS: Exports pushed In response, producers have begun pushing to export the fuel to Europe and Asia, where prices are far higher. Approval of all the projects currently under review by the Energy Department could result in the export of more than 40 per cent of current U.S.

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Conservatives boost resources ad spending to $16.5M, target U.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS Ottawa is dramatically ramping up ad spending by Natural Resources Canada as the Conservatives take their environmental and natural resources fight directly to the American market. Budgetary estimates show that $16.5 million has been set aside by the department for advertising in 2013-14 to highlight what the Harper government calls responsible resource development. The total includes $4.5 million in the main estimates tabled in March and another $12 million in the government’s supplementary estimates tabled late last week. That’s up from $9 million spent last year and just $237,000 in Natural Resources advertising in 2010-11. The department also put out a tender this spring, worth up to $500,000, seeking “media relations training for the minister and senior NRCan officials, scientists, program personnel and communicators.” In addition to a massive TV ad blitz aimed at domestic audiences, Natural Resources has begun a U.S.-directed advertising offensive that includes promotions and ads in influential publications and a website for American viewers, gowithcanada.ca. “Canadian pipelines are the environmentally responsible choice to meet America’s oil energy needs,” says the gowithcanada.ca home page. The American campaign comes as Prime Minister Stephen Harper travels to New York

on Thursday to make the pitch for Canadian oil and gas resources and promote TransCanada Corps’ Keystone XL pipeline. A decision from the Obama administration on the pipeline to carry Alberta bitumen to refineries on the Gulf Coast has become mired in U.S. domestic politics and a significant environmental backlash. Oliver and Environment Minister Peter Kent have been making regular pilgrimages to the United States to tout Canada’s resources and environmental record. The current promotional onslaught has been years in the making. As far back as March 2010, government officials met with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and agreed on a communications strategy “upping their game.” “The approach would be not just ’turn up the volume’ ... it would change tact (sic) and address perceptions by showing that issues are being addressed and we have the right attitude,” said a 2010 government memo. But the gowithcanada. ca website has immediately been criticized by some environmental groups for misrepresenting the truth. The site asserts that “Innovation and research drives improvement in the oil sands — GHG emissions have dropped 26 per cent between 1990 and 2011.” In fact, Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions more than tripled between 1990 and 2011. The emissions intensity per barrel of oil fell 26

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Similarly, the fate of the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, which would enable oilsands crude to flow to U.S. Gulf coast refineries, remains up in the air as the State Department reviews a reworked proposal. Ramsay ran the idea of a northern route by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell last week at a conference in Houston, and got the message that the state would be interested. Alberta is studying the viability of the idea and Ramsay believes the Yukon may support it, too. Unlike in British Columbia, where opposition to West Coast oil pipeline proposals has been fierce, Ramsay believes communities in his territory would be on board. “If there was pushback, it would probably be coming from southern Canada and some of the groups that are opposed to pipelines period, as opposed to groups in the Northwest Territories,” said Ramsay. The shelved Mackenzie Gas Project had “buy in” from most aboriginal communities in the Northwest Territories, who negotiated a one-third equity stake in the pipeline, he noted, adding a similar model could work with an oil pipeline. “We’ve had stranded gas in the Mackenzie Delta for 40 years,” Ramsay said, referring to the long-dormant 1,200-kilometre pipeline proposal to carry natural gas from near the coast of the Beaufort Sea to southern markets. “Pipelines are of interest to us and we can be part of the solution.” Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) — one of the companies planning a B.C. pipeline — already has a line that ships crude from Norman Wells, Alta., to Zama, Alta. But as far as getting involved in a plan to ship crude the other way, Enbridge CEO Al Monaco said last week that “we have no plans to look at that opportunity.” He said the company has its “hands full right now” trying to win regulatory approval to build its $6-billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline to Kitimat, B.C.

production of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which is gas that’s been converted to liquid form to make it easier to store or transport. U.S. officials also must consider competition from countries such as Canada and Australia, where new LNG export terminals also are being proposed. The facilities cost billions of dollars and take years to complete. The prospect of a major expansion of U.S. gas exports has tantalized business groups and lawmakers from both main political parties, and they’re urging the Obama administration to move faster to approve the projects as a way to create thousands of jobs and spur economic growth. Increased exports also would help offset the nation’s enormous trade deficit. But consumer groups and some manufacturers that use natural gas oppose expanded exports, saying they could drive up domestic prices and make manufacturing more expensive. Many environmental groups also oppose LNG exports because of fears that increased drilling could lead to environmental damage. “Exporting natural gas will have serious implications for public health, the environment and climate change,” said Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club environmental group. “Building these terminals means lots of new fracking, and more fracking means more risks for Americans.” Bill Cooper, president of the Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, an industry group, called natural gas a safe, clean-burning alternative to coal and oil. “LNG exports are a huge opportunity for the United States economy, our workers and our geopolitical relationships” with countries such as Japan that are seeking to import natural gas, Cooper said. “LNG exports will create jobs, increase government revenue and benefit consumers.” The administration has not said whether it will approve the projects. The issue is among the main challenges for Ernest Moniz, President Barack Obama’s nominee to be energy secretary. Federal law requires the Energy Department to determine that projects are in the public interest before granting export permits to countries that do not have free-trade agreements with the U.S. Moniz is widely seen as sympathetic to the natural gas industry. At a Senate hearing last month, he called the “stunning increase” in natural gas production a “revolution” that has led to reduced emissions of carbon dioxide and other gases that cause global warming. A recent study commissioned by the department concluded that exporting natural gas would benefit the U.S. economy even if it leads to higher domestic prices for the fuel, as is likely.


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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROCKVILLE, Md. — No offence, Scott and Zelda, but this plot of land, pinched between Rockville Pike and Veirs Mill Road, is easy to miss. Thousands of commuters drive past with nary a wave. Red Line trains zip by, oblivious. Nearby strip malls yawn. Not exactly the kind of place where you’d expect to find a Great American Writer and His Wife. But there they are, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, underneath a canopy of oak trees on the grounds of the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, their place immemorial marked by a simple, flat, gravestone. It bears the classic last lines of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” You may have heard: The book has been made into a movie, which opened Friday and is credited with catapulting the novel onto Amazon’s bestsellers list. The couple’s granddaughter, writer-filmmaker Eleanor Lanahan, said the movie stayed true to the novel and was “very good.” Things have changed for Scott and Zelda. “We usually see a handful of people visiting the cemetery in a given week,” said Rev. Monsignor Robert Amey, who has been with St. Mary’s since 2009. “That number has tripled in the last week.” Larry Durkin, a Baltimore native, made the pilgrimage Wednesday afternoon. “The Great Gatsby is a piece of Americana,” he said, smiling. “I read it much later in life, after my grandsons were assigned the novel. I liked it so much, I read it twice.” Durkin and his wife also visited the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Ala. “He left a mark on the world whether or not he realized it at the time.” Some visitors leave mementos, most commonly flowers, spare change and liquor. Aspiring authors leave pens, and admirers occasionally write handwritten notes. A top hat, adorned with a martini glass ribbon, is the most recent addition. “It is a way for people to respect and feel close, both emotionally and physically, to people that they admire,” said Steve Goldstein, a cemetery historian. Scott and Zelda weren’t always here. But

Rockville makes sense as their final resting place. Although he was born in St. Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald has deep roots in Maryland. His father was born in 1853 on a small farm near Rockville and married his mother in Washington in 1890. Marylandborn Francis Scott Key — composer of The StarSpangled Banner — is Fitzgerald’s namesake and distant cousin. In 1940, Fitzgerald suffered a fatal heart attack at age 44, while living in Los Angeles. By all accounts, he wanted to be buried with about 15 of his relatives interred at St. Mary’s. “I belong here (in Maryland), where everything is civilized and gay and rotted and polite,” he wrote in a 1935 letter to his friend and secretary, Laura Guthrie. “I wouldn’t mind a bit if in a few years Zelda and I could snuggle up together under a stone in some old graveyard here.” The church initially rejected the family’s burial request; Fitzgerald was a lapsed Catholic at the time of his death. His risque and provocative Jazz Age writings, alcoholism and marriage to a Protestant did not improve matters. He was initially laid to rest at the Rockville Union Cemetery — a Protestant graveyard located a mile and a half away. His funeral, much like that of his title character Jay Gatsby, attracted little fanfare. About 25 people attended, including the six pallbearers hired by his editor. Zelda joined her husband eight years later, after dying in a fire at a North Carolina asylum. The Fitzgeralds’ only child, Frances “Scottie” Fitzgerald, successfully petitioned to have the couple moved to St. Mary’s in 1975. Information from: The Washington Post, http:// www.washingtonpost.com

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NEWS SERVICES Tom Chadwick, the aimless, hard-luck bloke at the heart of director Christopher Guest’s endearing faux-documentary HBO comedy Family Tree, will grasp at any straw linking him to his brave, fearless ancestors. “I was the first out of our group to wear skinny jeans,” he brags. Played with unlimited likeability by Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids”), Chadwick is emotionally adrift in London after losing his job and girlfriend. He finds new purpose after inheriting a box of family mementos from a forgotten great-aunt. Every ancient photo and tattered souvenir opens a genealogical mystery, fueling the eight-episode series with Tom’s great expectations and inevitable deflations. Yes, great-grandfather Harry acted onstage with Laurence Olivier. But he was a horse’s rear, building a career as the tailend of a costume. Even worse, the front end ran off with Harry’s wife — but not before leaving a mighty windy goodbye. “Only 55 when he died,” says Tom over a tombstone engraved with a horse’s rump. “Died so young of a broken heart and lungs full of the flatulence of his betrayer.” Guest helped invent the fake-doc genre as cowriter of This is Spinal Tap and all but perfected it as director of Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman. His trademark low-key whimsy is here,

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Chris O’Dowd plays a man tracing his roots in HBO’s comedy “Family Tree”. The show is created by director Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock. along with an ensemble that makes comic improvisation look easy and undetectable. Comedy as droll and wistful as this shouldn’t be oversold, and not all of the riffs work. Nina Conti, as Tom’s deadpan sister Bea, does as well as could be expected with a foulmouthed, ever-present monkey puppet. But Guest, who co-created the series with Jim Piddock (appearing as a local antiques expert), is faultless in casting. British actors, including Conti and Tom Bennett (as Chadwick’s garrulous pal) dominate the first four Britain-based episodes, with Guest veterans Fred Willard and Bob Balaban among the co-stars promised for the final four U.S. episodes (unavailable for review). Happily, we don’t

have to wait for Michael McKean, a Guest stalwart since Spinal Tap. He arrives early on as Chadwick’s dad, a loving, down-to-earth fellow who suspects no good can come from his son’s new hobby. “In our clan,” says the father, “family is what disappears when you’re not looking at it.” Family Tree airs Sunday on HBO at 8:30 p.m. ● “In our old bodies,” says documentarian and Holocaust survivor Marian Marzynski in Never Forget to Lie, “we are still children.” The emotional film, airing on PBS’s Frontline, chronicles the Bostonbased Marzynski’s return to the Warsaw Ghetto as he attends an annual gathering of child survivors. In addition to telling his own story for the

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Ferguson to speak at artist awards gala Best-selling author and humorist Will Ferguson will entertain next month, along with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra and award-winning grass dancer Taylor Crane, at the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala. The prestigious Saturday, June 15, event at the Red Deer College Arts Centre celebrates the achievements of Alberta artists. Having entertainment of this calibre is a reminder of how the arts continue to flourish and bring recognition to our province, said Melody McKnight, chair of the gala committee. She added, “these wonderful entertainers will add vibrancy, colour and humour to the evening.” Calgary-based Ferguson, the author of 14 books and head writer for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics closing ceremonies, is a three-time winner of the Leacock Medal for Humour. Last year, he won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for his novel 419. “As a former Red Deerian, and a proud graduate of Lindsay Thurber, I’m looking forward to this,” said Ferguson. “It’s an honour to play a part in it.” Grass dancer Crane will be joined by various members of the Red Deer Aboriginal Dancers. And the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra will per-

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Surround yourself with open-minded individuals who are flexible and accepting of your ideas. They will instill in you Tuesday, May 14 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS much more faith and confidence than DATE: Sophia Coppola, 42; Cate if you were to go at it all alone. Loosen your trust belt just a little bit more. Blanchett, 44; Tim Roth, 52 GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Today THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Issues about self-assertion and ego power will points focusing your undivided attenprevail throughout the day. We may tion to those issues which are hard to feel inhibited from committing our- talk about and which may seem irreselves out of fear. We must learn that solvable at the moment. You may come assertion and power are distinct enti- to the realization that you cannot ignore the hard lessons. You need to find ties, and we need to learn to a way to cope with them. be more flexible. The surCANCER (June 21-July vival tip of the day is to con22): Don’t let others decide sider merging forces with how you feel today. Their another. Cooperation and imposing ideas may not cortact can go a long way. respond to your standards HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If at all. Have faith that there’s today is your birthday, this a higher power that will alyear you will dwell with low you to prosper from a your mind and your heart spiritual point of view. much on your past. You LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If will look at your previous everyday life obligations years as an indication to weight heavily on your your current one and will shoulders and you know ASTRO try to bring in some of that that you gave it all you could DOYNA familiarity flavour into your then you know it’s time to upcoming year. Learning retire. Recharge your bata new skill or making new teries by removing yourself contacts will also predomifrom the busy, social world. nate for you this year. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Issues can ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate your energies on private matters arise with someone you might be seefor the first part of the day and later ing or dating for some time now. You on you can focus entirely on yourself. realize that in order to continue with Follow your pure gut feeling and go this relationship, you will have to give with the flow by doing as much as you in some of your prerequisites or simply leave it altogether. Make a judgecan today.

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The government has halted a study testing treatments for a condition in the brain that can cause strokes. Early results suggest invasive therapies are riskier than previously thought. The fairly rare condition involves arteries and veins growing knotted together until eventually some of them burst, causing a bleeding stroke. The question is whether treating these early could prevent that. Early study results suggest it may be safer to leave these brain tangles alone: Safety monitors found people who received surgery, radiation or other invasive treatment had three times the rate of strokes and death than those given medication for headaches and other symptoms.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your recipe for today is to direct your entire attention towards career matters. Combine and join forces within a social obligation. Merge your efforts and forces together as one team. You will move mountains with this powerful energy. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You know you own it when you have full trust in yourself and others. If you are feeling a certain complex of inadequacy, now is a good time to take a class to refresh your skills. It’s never too late to go back to school. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take into consideration the other person’s values and what they could bring to the table. Today you are granted to rely on another for support. Sharing your both income could be the best option for now.

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DEBOOY Jacobus Debooy, age 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Michener Hill Extendicare, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday April 18, 2013. Jacobus was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in 1955 with his wife Johanna and their three sons Larry, Jeff, and Marcel. Their daughter Pearl was born in Winnipeg. Jacobus began to work in the baking trade in Amsterdam at the age of 14, and he continued to work as a baker in Winnipeg, mostly with Dominion Stores. In retirement, Jacobus volunteered with CESO and travelled to Columbia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Armenia to share his knowledge of baking. Jacobus moved to Red Deer in 2008 to be closer to his daughter Pearl Franz and family, Bill, Jane (Eric Mueller), and Anna. A memorial service will be held at St. Leonard’s Anglican Church, 4241 44 Street, Red Deer on Saturday, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of one’s choice. The family extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Extendicare and previously at Valley Park Manor for their care of Jacobus.

KREUTZ Erna Anna (nee Reinsch) December 20, 1935-May 10, 2013 It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Erna Kreutz. She went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 10, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at the age of 77 years. She will be deeply missed by her husband Leonard, of 58 years, her daughter Bonnie (Chris) Christensen, and her sons David (Marney) and Randy (Karrie) and her grandchildren Todd, Vanessa, Stuart, Kaley, Justin, Logan, Eden and Erin. She is also survived by her sisters, Elsie Makin, Lorraine (Don) Hanson and Marlene (Charles) Keanie and her loving four-legged companion, L.E. Erna was predeceased by her parents, Leopold and Antonie Reinsch, her infant children, Edward and Norma, and daughter, Gail. Thanks to the doctors and nursing staff, with special thanks to Jessica Pillman of the ICU in the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their extraordinary compassion and empathy. The funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church 18 Selkirk Boulevard, Red Deer, Alberta, with Pastors Don Hennig and Peter Van Katwyk officiating. A family interment will follow a t We t a s k i w i n M e m o r i a l Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Mount Calvary Vacation Bible School and to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements have been made by Parkland Funeral Home, Red Deer, Alberta.

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Stella passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Red Deer Hospice. She was predeceased by her husband, Matt Service in 1972 and long-time friend, Jack Gilmartin in 2010; her parents, William and Minnie Raby; sisters, Mina McKee, Sadie Wilson and Ruth McCormick and one brother, Ralph Raby. She leaves to mourn several nieces and nephews as well as numerous friends and neighbors. A memorial service to honour Stella’s life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Stella’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 In Memoriam Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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ADAM & EVE UNISEX REQ’S F/T HAIR CUTTING PERSONNEL. Above average earnings. Submit resume in person at Parkland Mall.

COLTER ENERGY SERVICES USA INC

JUST CUTS is looking for F/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Call Jen at 403-340-1447 or Christie 403-309-2494

Medical

Qualifications Include:

Please visit our website at: www. cathedralenergyservices.com or apply by email to: pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com wtopp@ cathedralenergyservices.com

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790

Production Testing Personnel in Minot, ND: LPN & RN Positions Day & Night Available! Both positions Supervisors are part time with no even& Field Operators ings or weekends. Please bring in your resume to 215-5201-43rd Street or fax to 403-341-3599.

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Qualified Day & Night Supervisors - (Must be able to provide own work truck.) Field Operators - Valid First Aid, H2S, driver’s license required! Please see your website @ www.colterenergy.ca or contact us at 1-877-926-5837

Stettler & Weekender

Publication date: WED. MAY 22 FRI. MAY 24 Deadline is: Fri. May 17, NOON

Oilfield

RECEPTIONIST/ BOOKKEEPER

Start your career! See Help Wanted

A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email mikeoapt@gmail.com Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Fletcher Production Services is now hiring experienced operators for the Sylvan Lake & Rocky Mountain House areas. Please submit resume to fletcherproduction@telus. net or drop off at 120, 5028 50A ST Sylvan Lake, AB. Experience is a must.

Your application will be kept strictly confidential

Experienced Dozer and Hoe operators required, 3-5 years preferred. Valid safety tickets required. Reliable truck would be an asset, use compensated accordingly. Please forward resume with references to brent@ smithironearthworks.ca or fax 403-347-0147. No phone calls please.

800

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403.342.1444

MALLET Mario Gervais 1965 - 2013 Mario Gervais Mallet, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, of Elnora, Alberta passed away after a very brief struggle at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre of Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alberta on Friday, May 10, 2013 at the age of 48 years. Mario will be lovingly remembered by his spouse Rita, children Anick, Nadia and Luc, six brothers, one sister, nieces and nephews; as well as by their families, who will all continue to love him and miss him dearly. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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Fluid Experts Ltd.

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

Class 1 Operators

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: roger@fluidexperts.com

SERVICE RIG

Integrated Production Services (IPS)

is a leading Oil & Gas Service Company providing Production Enhancement solutions for many of the top producers throughout Canada and the USA. WHO WE LOOKING FOR ?

Applications Engineer

PROVIDENCE Trucking Inc Is now hiring experienced:

Picker operator Bed Truck Operator Winch truck Operator All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume and abstract to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@ providencetrucking.ca Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to: jagare2@gmail.com or mikeg@jagareenergy.com LOOKING FOR JOURNEYMAN WELDER For 6 month project in N.E. BC. No truck or welder necessary. Fly in camp job. Please email resume: info@GTChandler.com or fax: 403-886-2223 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

Trades

Integrated Production Services is looking for an experienced Applications Engineer to provide pre-job planning, real time monitoring, post job follow up and technical support to our Open Hole Completions Group. Candidate must be a highly motivated self starter with a strong operational and technical background. Candidates must have an Engineering Degree or industry related Technologist Degree. This position can be based out of Calgary or Red Deer, Alberta.

Field Service Representative

Integrated Production Services is seeking highly motivated, experienced individuals who are able to work un-supervised installing Open Hole Completion Systems in Western Canada. This position is based out of Red Deer, Alberta. IPS offers industry competitive salaries, incentive/commission plans, and benefits for all field employees. We are proud of our reputation as a Safety leader within the industry and we continually strive to improve the delivery of our services.

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND

Restaurant/ Hotel

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Professionals

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

* Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering * Eligibility for registration with APEGA * Strong mechanical aptitude and interest in Interested candidates for working with equipment the above positions should * Solidworks experience forward their resume to an asset people@ipsadvantage.ca” * Creativity and attention to detail required. Celebrate your life * 3 - 5 yrs. exp. preferred. with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT Company paid benefit plan and RRSP. Buying or Selling Please send your home? resumes to: resume@ Check out Homes for Sale nexusengineering.ca in Classifieds

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

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

This position involves all internal reconditioning of Innisfail & Sylvan Truck Ranch vehicles for resale. No retail work. We have a great shop, with great equipment. If you want to work great hours and earn an excellent income with an excellent benefits package, apply now. To apply, contact Wayne or Daryl at 403-227-4456 for an interview. Or send your resume to wkarach@truckranch.ca

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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 tedc@kellerdenali.com REQ’D IMMED. 3rd. yr, 4th yr. or licensed tech. Apply in person at OK Tire South 3218 49 Ave. Red.

F/T & P/T KITCHEN HELPERS JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244 LICENSED MECHANIC & AUTO BODY TECH. Reasonable rate. A.J. Auto Repair & Body 11, 7836 49 Ave. Call 403-506-6258 NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116

REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY experienced Sand Blaster, oilfield painters and general laborers. Must have safety tickets and clean driving record. Please fax resume and docs to (403) 748-3036 or email to tayriver1@hotmail.com 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

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Spring Start

ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED

Fall Start

For Newspapers

GED classes days/evening Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

Please call QUITCY for details 403-314-4316

IN PINES Patterson Cres. & Pamely Ave. Call Joanne 403-314-4308

CARRIERS NEEDED

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Experienced Screedman Roller Operator Transfer Machine Operator

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

Prior work in sales and the construction industry an asset. We offer $18-$20/hr, in-house training, and career advancement opportunities. Applicants please send resume to: HR@allmar.com HONEST, reliable, full time sales position available. Must be able to load & unload mattresses. Apply in person to Mike’s Mattress 7619 50 Avenue Red Deer NEARLY NEW BOOKS permanent part time, drop off resume at #4 5106 47 Ave. Red Deer

Trades

850

Email resume to: office@ccal.com Fax resume to: 403-885-5137

Newcart Contracting (1993) is looking for

Safety Supervisors & Safety Watch People for the Plant Turnaround Season. Must have valid H2S, CSTS/PST, First Aid/CPR, Confined Space, and WHIMIS Safety Tickets. Fax resume to 403-729-2396 or email: resumes @newcartcontracting.com No phone inquiries please.

BRAATT CONST.

Is looking for general carpenters for the Red Deer area. Call Brad 403-588-8588 NGC is a leading service provider, responding to customer’s needs in the Natural Gas compression industry, supplying quality We have immediate openings for the following:

C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T Laborers, sandblasters, powder coaters, and painters. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165.

FIELD SERVICE TECH (STETTLER) Duties include the following: •

TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires

QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS

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

With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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

Carpenters and Apprentice Carpenters

Responsibilities include; framing, building forms, door and window installation, and various tasks that arise daily. The successful candidate will have the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks and be a team player. They will have outstanding communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must also be able to read and interpret blue prints, drawings and specifications. Applicants must be a Journeymen Carpenter or Apprentice Carpenter. Please email your cover letter and resume to info@tcdi.ca

D e v e l o p c u s t o m e r Central Alberta’s Largest relationships and deliver Car Lot in Classifieds exceptional customer service. Perform customer maintenance and service work in the Natural Gas Industry.

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every • night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training Candidate must be highly provided, no experience organized, possess needed. Apply to: excellent verbal communisatjobs@shaw.ca cation skills and be able to function as part of a team. This position may require extended hours of work, and possible weekends, must have a valid class 5 driver’s license, the sucFURIX ENERGY INC cessful candidate will be is looking for required to supply a B-Pressure Welders current drivers abstract, with vessel and piping prior to employment experience. Contractor or by hand, competitive top Experience with Cat, wages and benefits. White, Waukesha, Ariel, Email your resume to: would be an Asset. Darryl@furixenergy.com The successful candidate will be expected to follow our Core Values Our Core Values are: “Integrity”, “Respect”, “Dependability” “Striving to Improve” If you are interested in joining our company, please reply with your resume to:

NGC Compression Solutions Mail: PO Box 1654, Stettler, AB T0C 2L1 Fax: (403) 742-5803 Email: dave.mclean@ngc-ltd.com Please note that only those being requested for interviews will be contacted Noise Solutions Delburne, AB accepting Resumes for Welders,Assemblers, Sheet Metal Workers & Field Crew Email to lgoddard@noisesolutions. com Fax 403-749-2259 Attn. Lorna

Truckers/ Drivers

WE ARE GROWING, NOW HIRING

F/T MEAT CUTTER and

F/T GROCERY CLERK Competitive wages. Apply in person or fax resume to 403-885-5231.

Truckers/ Drivers

860

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 NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Part time weekdays. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC. Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Spanky’s Transit Mix is looking for concrete truck drivers. Call Brad 403-347-6562

in DEER PARK AREA Dawson St. & 1 Block of Davison Dr. ALSO Part of Dunning Crsc. and Dunning Close ALSO Dunlop St. Dixon Ave. Dixon Close ALSO Dandell Close Davison Dr. & 2 blocks of Dowler St. ALSO Dunham Close ALSO 2 Blocks Doran Cres. Dunn Close & 1 Block of Davison Dr. ALSO Duncan Cres. LANCASTER East half of Lampard Cres. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area. ALSO Leonard Cres. & 1 Block of Lancaster Ave. ALSO Part of Lanterman Cres. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

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 COLLEGE/UNIV STUDENTS

flexible summer schedules, $16 base/appt. cust. sales/service, conditions apply, will train. Call Now! 403-755-6711 www. summeropenings.ca/

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Anders St. Addinell Close/ Allan St. Abbott Close/ Allan St. Allan Close/Allan St. Allsop Cres. BOWER AREA Broughton/ Brooks Cres. Bettenson St./ Baines Cres. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St INGLEWOOD AREA

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK WE are currently seeking full time

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

ANDERS AREA

COUNTER SALESPERSON.

a leader in the architectural openings industry is seeking to fill the position of

Early Morning Advocate Delivery in Innisfail & Bowden 6 days per week

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

830

880

Adult Education and Training

ALLMAR,

Sales & Distributors

Misc. Help

ACADEMIC Express

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

CONCRETE Flatwork finisher req’d. Must have drivers license. email: crete_monster@yahoo.ca

800

Red Deer Shop req’s Journeyman or 4th yr. apprentice with CVIP license. Manufacturing and Hydraulic system experience an asset. Good hours, competitive wage & benefit package. Fax resume to: 403-309-3360.

810

JOURNEYMAN AUTO TECHNICIAN TO START IMMEDIATELY

Oilfield

Heavy Duty Mechanic

200 Seat bar & grill in Red Deer now accepting resumes for Head Chef or Kitchen Manager. Salary negotiable based on exp. Reply to Box 1042, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

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: hr@bearspawpet.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

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Trades

Ingram Close LANCASTER AREA Langford Cres. Lewis Close/ Law Close Lancaster Drive SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Viscount Dr./ Voisin Crsc Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

CASH CASINO is hiring a

F/T - P/T CLEANERS

3am - 11am shift. Need to be physically fit. Must have reliable transportation. Please send resume attn: Greg Tisdale gtisdale@ cashcasino.ca or fax 403-346-3101 or drop off at Cash Casino, 6350 - 67 St. DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 F/T SORTERS NEEDED for recycling line in Red Deer. No exp. necessary. Start immediately. Email to canpak@xplornet.ca GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com LIVE in caretaker req’d. for 13 unit Adult condo in Red Deer. Ideal for semi-retired person. Reply to ***POSITION FILLED***

880

DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

OPERATOR 2 POSITION

Pidherney’s requires experienced local:

Class 1 Drivers

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt,

For work in the Red Deer/Rocky Mountain House area

is now accepting applications for a full time Operator 2 position. The position includes Plant Operations and Sanitation duties.

If you want to stay busy and be home every night then Pidherney’s might be for you!

Applicants must have a minimum Grade 12 diploma and must be available for shift work.

• Top wages paid based on experience

Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

• Flexible work schedule • Possible career advancement opportunities

Application Closing Date: March 21, 2013. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:

• Based out of Red Deer & Rocky Mountain House, AB Valid safety tickets an asset Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: hr@pidherneys.com

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113, Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403) 747-2660 email: mlyle@rahr.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Garden Supplies

1680

ROTTOTILLER, Mantix Electric, w/ kick stand, border edger, aerator, dethatcher & cord management system. $300. 403-227-2653 GREENHOUSE WORKERS Part Time Account BLACKFALDS Merchandiser Central AB Greenhouses If you’re looking for a We have some seasonal challenging position with positions available commencing immediately and one of the world’s leading snack food companies, ending June 1, 2013. Duties include planting here’s your chance to join seedlings, watering plants, the largest sales team in Canada as a Weekend moving plants from one Part Time Account area to another, loading Merchandiser in Red Deer, plants onto carts and AB. We’re looking for loading trucks. This position i s l a b o r i n t e n s i v e a n d someone who pays great attention to detail, has a includes working weekends interest in building and some evenings (approx. displays, and can ensure 65 hrs./wk.). Must have own transportatin. We will that our product is always well stocked and looking train. Wage is $11.50/hr. great. So if you’re an Fax resume to excellent communicator, 403-885-4147 or email to: have great people skills, a ar-cag@telus.net. class 5 driver’s license, Please note that only and a flawless driving those to be interviewed will record, we invite you to be contacted. apply online at www. fritolay.ca or fax your HERITAGE LANES resume to (780) 577-2174 BOWLING ATTN: Elaine Diesbourg. 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@ telus.net or apply in person PLANET FITNESS is seeking sales minded IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d energetic staff. Must be able with farm equipment and to work some weekends & the ability to weld. Apply evenings with computer fax 403-341-5622 skills. Call Shawn for an interview 403-346-8260 RESIDENTIAL APT MANAGER NEWS PAPER 23 suite apt. complex. CARRIERS Live-in role. Responsibilities REQUIRED incl. cleaning, maintenance, yard care, administration. for early morning delivery by 6:30 am Bondable. Reply to Box 1043, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, EASTVIEW AB T4R 1M9

84 Papers $441/month $5292/yr.

WESTPARK 81 Papers $425/month $5103/yr. WESTLAKE 81 Papers $420/month $5040/yr.

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

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Auctions

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@ reddeeradvocate.com

1530

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Clothing

1590

HARLEY DAVIDSON RIDING BOOTS - Ladies. Good cond. Only worn 3 times. $60. SOLD

EquipmentHeavy NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED FOR

1630

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

1640

Tools

3 x 21 CRAFTSMAN belt sander $20; B & D router and case $15; Craftsman router $10; large B & D jig saw $8; Skill drill elect. vari. spd $5; small B & D electric drill $5; many more tools 403-358-7678 B & D radial arm saw 10” $150; 3 1/4” Makita planer $30; B & D 1/2 sheet shoe sander $10 403-358-7678

Firewood

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AFFORDABLE

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

LOGS

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

RAVEN TRUCK ACCESSORIES Has an opening for an INSTALLER POSITION, must be self-motivated, have strong leadership skills & be mechanically inclined. Fax 403-343-8864 or apply Garden Supplies in person with resume to 4961-78th Street, Red Deer rtard@raventruckstuff.com COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-20’ , equipWEED SPRAYER ment for digging, wrapping, required. No exp. basketing, hauling and necessary. Must have valid planting. J/V Tree Farm. Class 5 Driver’s License. John 403-350-6439. Fax resume to 403-227ELECTRIC TILLER, 5099, e-mail to cdsprung@ for flower beds. $75. telus.net or call Cory 403-314-0804 @403-304-8201

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Employment Training

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

Household Furnishings

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Houses/ Duplexes

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2 OVAL fruit bowls $18/ea;

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2 Birds w/1 Stone

BLACKAFALDS Bi-level,

2 year old, 3 bdrms., 2 baths, landscaped w/large trees, laminate & carpet & lino on dev. main flr. Large deck, fenced yard. Incld’s 4 kitchen appls. Will consider trade for farm. 403-600-2225 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com MASON MARTIN HOMES New 2 Storey 1500 sq.ft 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath, $399,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

2009 Cadillac STS Platinum AWD, 42750 Kms. Fully loaded like new. 2 sets of rims & tires. $35,000 403 348 3762

2006 HONDA Civic Coupe LX Exc cond. Loaded, 84,000 km $12,000, 403-318-5747

2000 JAYCO Quest 23’ 3 pce. bath, air, sleeps 6. Exc. shape $6000. obo 403-885-5608, 352-0740 1999 35’ DUTCHMEN pulled 600 kms., a.t., heat & air, full bath w/tub in main bdrm, 1/2 bath w/dbl. 2010 FORD Expedition bunks at rear, 14’ pushout Eddie Bauer 4X4, htd./cool kitchen/living, sleeps 8, lthr., $29888 7652 50 Ave. exc. cond., n/s, no pets, 348-8788 Sport & Import c l e a n , l o t s o f s t o r a g e , stove and fridge, $9500 403-227-6442 304-5894

2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $14,900 obo. tow pkg. , 1997 TRAVELLAIRE Prestige backup camera, exc. cond. 265, clean, well kept, back 358-9646 kitchen w/sunshine ceiling, electric front jacks, back tow hitch $8000. 887-6295

2007 HONDA Ridgeline EX-L. Exc. cond. loaded, 96,000 km, $18,900. 403-318-5747

1994 TITANIUM model 31E36MK. Loaded, many extras. $28,000 obo. 403-347-1050 or 304-4580

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Holiday Trailers 2005 BMW 745LI, heated leather, sunroof, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2002 29’ BOBCAT hardwall, a/c, awning, sleeps 9 2004 F150 QUAD $11,900 obo 403-346-1569 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am supercab 4x4, loaded, very clean inside and out, runs 2 dr. Saftied SOLD exc. $6600. ***SOLD Boats &

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2004 CADILLAC Escalade AWD, lthr., DVD, $14,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 1992 DODGE Dakota needs trans, sell for parts or as is 403-318-7625

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Vans Buses

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Sea Doo Wake 430 Boat 430 H.P. twin Rotax motors & jet pumps, low hours, like new. Priced to sell $26,500 O.B.O. 403-350-1007 782-3617

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Auto Wreckers

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

Vehicles Wanted 2004 FORD FREESTAR SEL To Buy

1 owner. Exc. cond. 139,000 km. 403-347-7126

Motorcycles

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A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629

2008 YAMAHA YZ85 great shape $2200 obo. Son grew out of it, 403-845-0442

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1982 CHEV FRONTIER. Exc. cond. $4000 obo 403-746-5690

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Musical Instruments

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VIOLIN, full size with case and 2 bows. $200. 403-986-2004 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

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SIAMESE also Belenese (3) KITTENS FOR SALE $50/ea. As well as some free kittens to give away. 403-887-3649

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CALLAWAY Diablo Edge Driver, 10.5 degree, regular flex Alila shaft, exc. cond. $75. 403-346-0093

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1967 CHRYSLER Newport 383 2 barrel auto, $2200 obo 403-227-2166

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3 BDRM, 3 bath home , nice deck, new paint & carpet, for over 40 couple with no QUEEN SIZE FUTON pets at 7316-59 Ave. W/WOODEN FRAME, Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. $40. 403-747-2597 Ph: 403-341-4627 WANTED SPLIT level house in Antiques, furniture and newer part of Anders, 4 estates. 342-2514 bdrm.. 2 baths, laundry, WATERBED solid wood parking in back, fenced w/drawers and headboard, backyard and deck, n/s, no queen $150 403-356-1856 pets, $1650/mo., + utils & d.d., close to mini mall 403-357-0320 Stereos SYLVAN, avail .immed. 2 TV's, VCRs units. 2 bdrm. + hide-abed, incl., cable, dishes, SONY Mini stereo, bedding, all utils. $1000 $40., obo; stereo -$1400/mo. 403- 880-0210 subwoofer; $30. obo; WESTPARK, entire house 17” computer monitor, 5 bdrms., 2 baths, new $30. obo. 403-782-3847 carpet/paint, fireplace, SONY STEREO dble. garage, RV parking, w/surround sound. $160. private yard, all appls., 403-782-3847 $1450 + utils. N/S, no pets. Avail. July 1 Call Alex @ 403-519-2944 Misc. for gordonalexandercameron Sale @gmail.com

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COTTAGE in Caroline West Country. Great hunting & quadding. Priced to sell under $100,000. 403-740-6592

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2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail now or June 1 $900/mo., S.D. $650. 403-304-5337 LACOMBE 1 bdrm. $795; 2 bdrm. $895 403-782-7156 403-357-7465 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

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INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS GUTTERS CLEANED & Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351 Escorts

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Cleaning

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Housecleaning. Free up time in your schedule. I have 20 yrs experience, honest and reliable. Call for an appointment. Janet 250-489-8889.

Contractors

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AA PHILCAN CONST. FULLY SERVICED Int. & Ext. Bsmt. dev., decks, res & duplex lots in Lacombe. sheds, laminate flooring, Builders terms or owner reno’s, etc.. Call Ken will J.V. with investors or 340-8213 or cell 391-8044 subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great ARM & HAMMER CONST. returns. Call 403-588-8820 Floors, garages, driveways exposed agg., stamped & Pinnacle Estates colored. 403-391-1718 (Blackfalds) You build or bring your BLACK CAT CONCRETE own builder. Terms avail. Garage/patios/rv pads 403-304-5555 sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542

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Massage Therapy

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Misc. Services

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Moving & Storage

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

VII MASSAGE SENIORS need a HELPING Feeling over HAND? Cleaning, cooking whelmed? companionship THE Hard work day? MAMMA MIA !! - in home or in facility. Pampering at its Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. Call 403-346-7777 or visit NORDIC 403-391-2169 best. #77464 Gaetz helpinghands.com for info. 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. Ave. www. 159 ACRES, 1288 sq.ft. SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Yard 403-596-2444 viimassage.biz bungalow, New windows, preferring non- combustible Care siding, shingles & fireplace. fibre cement, canexel & In/Out Calls to Mobile Good well, underground smart board, Call Dean @ Hotels. 403-986-6686 power, valley location with 403-302-9210. Lot New South location GARDEN ROTOTILLING creek, garden, fruit trees, & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957 5003A -50 St. fences, corrals, steel bins, LACOMBE new park, GARDENS Computer barn. Seeded to grass. 348-5650 animal friendly. Your mobile DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301

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Search for bodies ends; death toll tops 1,100 WESTERN RETAILERS EMBRACE REFORM FROM BANGLADESH FACTORY COLLAPSE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAVAR, Bangladesh — Several of the biggest Western retailers embraced a plan that would require them to pay for factory improvements in Bangladesh as the three-week search for victims of the worst garment-industry disaster in history ended Monday with the death toll at a staggering 1,127. Bangladesh’s government also agreed to allow garment workers to form unions without permission from factory owners. That decision came a day after it announced a plan to raise the minimum wage in the industry. The collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza factory building April 24 focused worldwide attention on hazardous conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry, where workers sew low-cost clothing that ends up on store shelves around the globe, including the U.S. and Western Europe. The tragedy came months after a fire at another garment factory in Bangladesh killed 112 workers. Swedish retailing giant H&M, the biggest purchaser of garments from Bangladesh; British companies Primark and Tesco; C&A of the Netherlands; and Spain’s Inditex, owner of the Zara chain, said they would sign a contract that requires them to conduct independent safety inspections of factories and cover the costs of repairs. The pact also calls for them to pay up to $500,000 a year toward the effort and to stop doing business with any factory that refuses to make safety improvements. Two other companies agreed to sign last year: PVH, which makes clothes

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other people, including garment factory owners, have been detained in the investigation. Authorities say the building owner added floors to the structure illegally and allowed the factories to install heavy equipment that the building was not designed to support. Bangladesh has about 5,000 garment factories and 3.6 million garment workers. It is the third-biggest exporter of clothes in the world, after China and Italy. Working conditions in the $20 billion industry are grim, a result of government corruption, desperation for jobs, and industry indifference. Minimum wages for garment workers are among the lowest in the world at 3,000 takas ($38) a month. On Monday, Bangladesh’s Cabinet approved an amendment lifting restrictions on forming unions in most industries, government spokesman Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said. The old 2006 law required workers to obtain permission before they could unionize. “No such permission from owners is now needed,” Bhuiyan said. “The government is doing it for the welfare of the workers.” Union activists responded cautiously. “The issue is not really about making a new law or amending the old one,” said Kalpana Akter of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity. “In the past, whenever workers tried to form associations they were subjected to beatings and harassment. The owners did not hesitate to fire such workers.” Bangladesh’s government has in recent years cracked down on unions at-

tempting to organize garment workers. In 2010 the government launched an Industrial Police force to crush street protests by thousands of workers demanding better pay and working conditions. On Monday, nearly 100 garment factories shut down in the Ashulia industrial area near Dhaka after protests erupted over the death of a worker, Parul Akter, 22, whose body was found Friday inside a garment factory. A local police official, Badrul Alam, said she committed suicide. Thousands of workers took to the streets and vandalized vehicles and shops before police used sticks to disperse the protesters. Several people were injured, said a police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. On Sunday, the Bangladesh government set up a new minimum wage board that will issue recommendations for pay raises within three months. The Cabinet will then decide whether to accept those proposals. The wage board will include representatives of factory owners, workers and the government. Government officials also have promised improvements in safety. Since 2005, at least 1,800 garment workers have been killed in factory fires and building collapses in Bangladesh, according to the advocacy group International Labor Rights Forum. In the blaze last November in Dhaka, the factory lacked emergency exits, and its owner said only three floors of the eight-story building were legally built.

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under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Izod labels, and German retailer Tchibo. Among the big holdouts are WalMart Stores, which is the second-largest producer of clothing in Bangladesh behind H&M, and Gap. Gap, which had been close to signing the agreement last year, said Monday that the pact is “within reach,” but the company is concerned about the possible legal liability involved. “This agreement is exactly what is needed to finally bring an end to the epidemic of fire and building disasters that have taken so many lives in the garment industry in Bangladesh,” Scott Nova, executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium, one of the organizations pushing for the agreement. Meanwhile, the search for bodies at Rana Plaza was called off Monday evening. For more than 19 days, the rubble pile in the Dhaka suburb of Savar had been the scene of frantic rescue efforts, anguished families and the overwhelming smell of decaying flesh. The last body was found on Sunday night. “Now the site will be handed over to police for protection. There will be no more activities from the fire service or army,” said Mohammed Amir Hossain Mazumder, deputy director of fire service and civil defence. Reshma Begum, a seamstress who survived under the rubble for 17 days on cookies and bottled water before she was rescued last week, told reporters at a hospital Monday that she never expected to be rescued. “I will not work in a garment factory again,” she vowed. The Rana Plaza owner and eight

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U.S. bill would give snowbirds more time to spend in the sun BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadian snowbirds may soon be able to spend an extra two months nesting in their favourite sunshine state each year. U.S. legislation winding its way through Congress would allow Canadians aged 55 and older to spend up to 240 days — about eight months — in the country without a visa, 58 days longer than the current 182-day annual limit. The provision is not yet law, but it has the backing of powerful New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who was recently one of the leading voices to speak out against a rejected proposal to impose a border crossing fee on Canadians. In a New York Times article, a spokesman for Schumer is quoted as supporting the Canadian proposal, along with relaxing visa requirements on nationals from several other countries.“Each of these provisions makes individual sense on the merits,” the spokesman is quoted as saying. “They each solve inequities in the existing immigration law.” The Canadian Snowbird Association says it has been pushing for the change for years. A previous bill died in committee, but association researcher Evan Rachkovsky said he believes the latest proposal stands a good chance of passage. The Senate version of the bill could be voted on this summer. Rachkovsky said his organization has talked to more than 100 members of the U.S. Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — and has found wide support for the proposal. “That it’s attached to comprehensive immigration reform, I think that increases the likelihood of it becoming

law,” he said. “We definitely remain optimistic.” Canadians represent a major boost to the economy in the U.S., particularly southern states such as Florida. Recently the state dropped a provision requiring an annual international drivers permit after objections raised from the strong Canadian lobby. In 2011, more than 44 million Canadians travelled to the U.S., spending more than $16.5 billion. As well, Canadians are by far the largest foreign buyers of residential real estate in the U.S., purchasing an estimated $20 billion of housing in 2012 alone. Rachkovsky said a major reason for seeking the change is that Canadians who spend the winter in the southern U.S. often complain to his association that after exhausting the 182 days for any calendar year, they were precluded from shorter trips to visit relatives and friends in border states. “Having an extra two months will give them greater flexibility,” he said. Some stumbling blocks to the practicality of spending eight months of the year in the U.S. remain. Health coverage from Ontario, British Columbia and Manitoba permits a maximum of seven months per year outside the country, while for Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia, among others, the limit is the equivalent of six months. “We always monitor legislation impacting Canada very closely, and we support any efforts to increase trade and tourism between our two countries,” a spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs said. Canada also has a rule that allows Americans to spend a maximum of six months north of the border.

Flood threat growing all along Fraser River BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The flood threat is growing all along the Fraser River in B.C., from the centre of the province to Metro Vancouver. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for the river at Prince George and north, and a high water advisory for south of Prince

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Offer subject to change without notice. *Offer available until June 3, 2013, subject to change without notice. Available only on Standard and Smart plans with a new 2-year Tab24 agreement, applies only to monthly service fee of plan. Device savings recovery fees and/or service deactivation fee apply according to the terms of your agreement. 1. Smart plans available monthly or with a 2-year Tab24 agreement. Additional long distance, roaming, data, add-ons, provincial 9-1-1 fees (if applicable) and taxes are extra & billed monthly. 2. Additional data: $5/200 MB, charged in $5 increments. Data transmission charges of 3¢/kB apply when roaming ($7.99/24-hour period for up to 50 MB in the U.S. Additional charges of $7.99 will apply for access to each additional 50 MB of data usage during the same 24-hour period). 3. Airtime includes calls from Canada to Canadian numbers only, billed by the minute. Each additional minute costs 45¢ (20¢ for Call Forwarding). 4. Plan includes messages sent from Canada to Canadian, U.S. and international wireless numbers. Sent/received premium messages (alerts, messages related to content and promotions) and messages sent while roaming not included and charged at applicable rates. 5. Service includes up to 3 messages, each 3 minutes in length that can be saved up to 3 days. © 2013

Red Deer Advocate, May 14, 2013  

May 14, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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