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Interest intense from small group MAYOR IMPRESSED WITH THE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT AT BUDGET OPEN HOUSE who participated at the open house at the Red Deer Lodge. He said this was a missed opportunity for residents to share their priorities and their perspective for the city. But Flewwelling said he was impressed with the level of engagement of those who asked questions about the city’s workings and future plans. Each year the city gives the community a chance to weigh in on the bud-

BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A poor showing for the Budget 2014 Open House did not damper spirits of Red Deer city staffers and council on Wednesday. Mayor Morris Flewwelling said he was disappointed there wasn’t a larger turnout than the estimated 15 residents

get priorities before the planning and number crunching gets underway. This year the city used a facilitated session where residents asked questions on strategic direction, priorities, infrastructure spending and tax levels. Following the facilitated session, residents could spend one-on-one time with councillors. Business owner Terence Balgobin said this was the first time he attended

a budget open house. Balgobin said he was interested in learning about the city’s efficiencies. “We find Red Deer to have (too much bureaucracy),” said Balgobin. “I think there’s a lot of redundancies within the city. I think we overspend a lot of money to do things that could be handled a lot more efficiency.”

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Canada geese are among the first bird species to return in the spring. This year, the earliest arrivals wandered forlornly around still-frozen ponds in Central Alberta. Most are now incubating their eggs. Like all waterfowl, geese love to bathe — an activity they indulge in with vigour and enthusiasm! Please see Myrna Pearman’s photo essay on the arrival of spring, on Page B1 today.

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The on-again-offagain deal to build a new rink for the Edmonton Oilers is on — again. City councillors and the Edmonton Oilers agreed Wednesday to split the cost of the final $30 million needed to green light the wavy-shaped steel-andglass structure in the city’s downtown in time for the 2016-17 NHL season. “This has been a long and difficult process,” Mayor Stephen Mandel told councillors. “We need to make sure that we build a city that attracts and retains the younger generation.” Construction is to start next spring and the city plans to pay off some of its debt through increased tax revenues from shops and businesses expected to spring up around the arena. The total cost, including the rink and surrounding infrastructure, comes in at $604.5 million. Under the arrangement, the Oilers are to pay $161.5 million, the city $279 million and another $125 million is to come from a ticket tax. Last week, Mandel and political leaders from surrounding regions voted to seek another $25 million from the province under a regional grant program. The city says it will seek an additional $14 million in grants for a community rink attached to the project.

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BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF On his 42-km run at the Woody’s RV World Marathon this weekend, Julian Price will have time to think, reflect and pray for the victims and families of the Boston Marathon bombing. Price was a short distance away from the finish line on

that fateful day when three people were killed and 264 injured in two explosions. Coming home from Boston, Price, a pastor at the Sylvan Lake Gospel Chapel, hadn’t planned to run so soon after the April 15 marathon, but after conversing with his wife Kyla, he decided to enter Red Deer’s event. “This is the kind of race to reflect, to be a part of the run-

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ning community,” said Price. “This is where I qualified for Boston. “Even in the running, there is healing with that reflection and thinking about the families. For me, I’ll be praying for the families, that is something that is important to me. Remembering them in prayer and my thoughts.”

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Nordegg residents waiting to go home CANNOT RETURN UNTIL WILDFIRE IS NO LONGER A RISK BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Nordegg-area wildfire was still out-of-control, but 90 per cent contained on Wednesday. That meant Clearwater County’s mandatory evacuation order for Nordegg residents was still in place. Residents were evacuated on Sunday night. “We do understand people are starting to want to get back into their homes and check on things. We keep telling them that we’ll get them back in there as soon as we possibly can but it’s going to be once we are certain that their safety is no longer at risk,” said Christine Heggart, Clearwater County communications co-ordinator, on Wednesday. “The evacuation is still in effect. We don’t have a time frame of when it will be lifted.” A reception centre for evacuees was set up at Rocky Curling Club but none of the 80 people who registered have slept at the centre. “Essentially, people either have holiday trailers or they’re camping or they have friends in the area,” Heggart said. The wildfire is still about 1.5 km from Nordegg and over 741 acres in size. On Wednesday, Lodgepole residents, who were also evacuated on Sunday, were allowed to return home as wildfire 1.5 km from their hamlet was no longer considered out of control. The 3,112-acre wildfire was reclassified as being held or contained. Whitney Exton, fire information officer with Rocky Mountain House Wildfire Management Area, said containment of the Nordegg fire was improving. “So as soon as (firefighters) can fully contain the fire and they’re confident that the entire fire guard is secure, they will classify the fire as being held, which means that given the current firefighters and weather, the fire isn’t expected to go past the containment boundaries,” Exton said. She said firefighters are patrolling the entire perimeter of the fire, clearing away downed debris and looking for hot spots, which is fire that burns in the ground and needs to be dug up and extinguished.

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MARATHON: Not worried about how long it takes He thinks he will not be alone in running the Woody’s marathon while thinking about the bombings and the fellow runners who were in Boston. “I just wanted to remember and reflect on those who were directly impacted that day by these events,” said Price. “For Kyla and I, who weren’t physically hurt, experienced deep sadness. We recover and we can move past this, but for those who were hurt, for those who witnessed these unspeakable things and for families who lost loved ones, their recovery looks so different. “This is one way the running community can support them.” Price would not usually run marathons so close together but felt compelled to do so after witnessing the tragedy. “A marathon obviously takes a toll on your body and it takes time to recover,” said Price. “When your body goes through physical fatigue in a run, that just lasts a short time and you can recover from that. But those lost, those who lost limbs, their recovery is going to last a lifetime.” Price feels very fortunate to have returned home safe and uninjured from the incident. He is not worried about how long this race takes to finish.

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A fireguard created by heavy equipment — the brown area — helped in stopping wildfire flames in the Nordegg area. Firefighters with Alberta Sustainable Resource Development are fighting flames in the forest while Clearwater County firefighters, mostly volunteers, are on guard against fire in the hamlet of Nordegg. “At this point there has been no fire at the mine site or in the town site. They have put out any of the spot fires that have happened,” Heggart said. A few spot fires flared but were extinguished near a couple of railway coal cars at the Nordegg mine

Both Julian and Kyla were grateful for the support they received from their family, friends and church family over the past month. He asks that people continue to support the victims of the bombing by donating money to the Boston One Fund, which was set up in the wake of the incident. Donations can be made by visiting www.onefundboston.org. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

CITY: Challenges Balgobin said he doesn’t know if he was heard but he liked the opportunity to have a forum within the city. Resident David Cadrin said he wanted to hear about what the city is going to spend its money on for the next 100 years. He attended hoping to hear more about the rationale behind the proposed six-lane expressway and other plans. “I am impressed with Red Deer because before I moved here I lived in Saskatchewan,” said Cadrin. “A couple times in the news I heard some things that they did that I thought were really well-visioned. Like spending money on the pathways in town here. I’ve been to a lot of places and I have never seen anything as well as that and as well thought out.” City manager Craig Curtis looked on the bright side of the poor turnout. Curtis said the room would have been packed, if there was a huge issue brewing in the city. “It’s really important to try to get input from the outset and when you don’t have anything on the table it’s more difficult to react,” said Curtis. “But if you don’t get information from the out-

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site caused by flying embers when the winds were strong, she said. Exton said on earlier that motorists were stopping in the Nordegg area to take photos of the wildfire and they shouldn’t do that. “It creates unsafe conditions for not only drivers and passengers in vehicles but for wildfire crews working in the area.” szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

set certain things get set along the way and it comes more difficult to adjust.” The city is faced with a number of challenges even before the number crunching begins for the 2014 operating and capital budgets. There’s $600,000 less in the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MIS) grant, lower revenue from the pending closure of the local ambulance dispatch and carry overs from the 2013 budget including $1 million towards the hiring of new police officers. Check the city’s website at www.reddeer.ca for more information on how to provide input in the 2014 budgets. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

OILERS: Landmark deal “The result today is a landmark agreement that enables our city to move forward in an enormously positive way,” said Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz, who was not at Wednesday’s council meeting, but spoke with reporters via speaker phone. The decision saves a resurrected deal agreed to by council and Katz in January, but which had slipped into limbo after Premier Alison Redford’s government refused to provide $100 million. Redford and her predecessor Ed Stelmach never promised any direct funding, but city council struck the deal in January anyway, hoping the money would come through somehow. When it didn’t, councillors scrambled to find alternative sources for the cash. Last month, they voted to use $45

million in provincial infrastructure grant money. On Wednesday they changed that plan. They now expect that money to accrue from increased tax revenues around the arena. Political leaders from the capital region narrowly voted last week to back an application for the $25-million provincial grant. That left $30 million. Half of the remainder is to come from Katz and the city expects the other half to be recouped from increased tax revenues arising from the development. The deal has divided Edmontonians into those who want public dollars to go to the arena, those who don’t and those who are OK with public money, but say the deal is far too lopsided in Katz’s favour. Last week, Mandel got into an argument with hecklers in council chambers, who demanded he put the arena on a plebiscite. The city is to build and own the arena and pay for all major repairs and renovations. The Oilers, in turn, are to pay $6 million a year in lease payments and pay for day-to-day arena upkeep. Katz is to keep all the profits from tickets, concessions and parking for all events — Oilers-related or otherwise. Katz also is to receive $2 million a year from the city in return for advertising for 10 years and to keep naming rights for the building, estimated at $1 million to $3 million a year. In return, Katz has promised the Oilers will stay in Edmonton for 35 years. The vote was not unanimous. Coun. Kerry Diotte said the deal was poor for taxpayers when it was first struck in 2011 and is worse now.

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Art college reinstates teacher fired after chicken slaughter BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Trees and brush along the former CP Rail right of way in Sylvan Lake near Ryder’s Ridge have been removed by the developer.

Developer to compensate for mistakenly downing trees because there was some confusion about whether approval on the application, which had been submitted last fall, had been granted already. A developer has agreed to compen“It was nothing intentional. It was sate the Town of Sylvan Lake for trees just one of those things.” and bushes inadvertently chopped Pelletier said they are still discussdown during land ing with the town clearing. the best way to ‘MELCOR IS AN EXCELLENT The problem make compensacame to the town’s COMPANY TO WORK WITH tion. attention in March There are alAND THEY’RE CERTAINLY when it was discovready plans to NOT SHIRKING THIS ered tree cutting create some park and clearing for space and that WHOLE THING.’ the proposed The work will involve Vista at Ryder’s — SYLVAN LAKE MAYOR building trails and Ridge subdivision SUSAN SAMSON planting far more had begun without trees than were the necessary perremoved inadvermit. tently. A stop work orThe Vista will eventually have about der was put in place temporarily at the 700 mostly single-family homes. The site being developed by Melcor on the first lots will be available for purchase east side of the town near Hwy 20. this fall. Town staff then determined that Mayor Susan Samson said the intrees had been taken down mistakenly cident shows the risk of starting work on an area identified as future park without all permits in place. space. Samson said while the incident was An arborist was called in and es- unfortunate the problem is “not insurtimated 14 trees had likely been re- mountable. moved improperly and about 40 “Melcor is an excellent company shrubs. They are worth around $25,000, to work with and they’re certainly not says a report that went to council on shirking this whole thing. Monday. “They are very concerned as well. Guy Pelletier, Melcor Red Deer re- It’s an error and they want to work gion vice-president, said work began with us to make it right.” on the development without a permit pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

CALGARY — The Alberta College of Art and Design has reinstated an instructor fired after one of his students beheaded a chicken. The college said Wednesday in a statement that it has learned lessons from the incident and hopes to develop clear policies around academic responsibility and artistic freedom. “While the College’s decision to terminate Mr. Ferguson was never intended to be about academic or artistic freedom, the College acknowledges the perception this action may have created,” it said. “All parties acknowledge that this incident has raised important issues about the relationship between a teacher and student, and a student’s work.” The student killed the chicken with a knife, then plucked it and cleaned it in the school’s cafeteria last month as part of a performance art project. Some students were so shocked they called police but no criminal charges were laid. The teacher in charge of the class, Gord Ferguson, was fired last week. The Canadian Association of University Teachers quickly took up his fight and filed a grievance with the college. He had been with the school for 32 years. Ferguson said Wednesday he’s relieved to have his job back. He found it unfair the college punished him for something a student did, adding students should be allowed to be creative at an art school.

“We never tell them what they can’t do or what they can do,” he said. “Any subject is available to be debated and discussed and investigated and you have to feel free and supported to be able to do that.” He said the student’s chicken project was about commercial food production. He wanted to remind people that meat doesn’t come wrapped in plastic from a grocery store — it has to be killed first. Ferguson briefly discussed the project with the student beforehand but, in hindsight, wishes they would have spent more time talking about how best to carry it out. Ferguson said he has been overwhelmed with supportive letters and messages from students, past students, professors and strangers from across the country. About 1,400 students also signed an online petition supporting Ferguson. Others flocked to Facebook, planning to protest his firing later this week during the school’s graduation art show. Ferguson said he and the school have agreed to host a symposium when classes resume in September “to air some of these issues arising from this event.” “I think that the goal here is to not come up with a set of restrictions where people may not do this and not do that, but rather inform people that they are free to explore any topic that they want to explore — but maybe with a bit of framework.”

New Alberta law would make organ donation easier BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The provincial government says it is working to pass a law that would make it easier for Albertans to sign up as organ donors. The Human Tissue and Organ Donation Act has passed second reading. Conservative member Len Webber is the author of the original version of the bill and says he believe it will save lives. The province has faced dropping donation rates in more than two decades. Officials said Alberta’s deceased

organ donation rate was between 16 and 17 donors per million Albertans between 1995 and 2005, but dropped to five to seven donors per million by 2011. It’s estimated that in Alberta, about 75 people will die while waiting for an organ each year. The act will establish a single agency to look after organ and tissue donation in the province, including increasing public awareness. Bill 207 will also create an organ and tissue consent-to-donate registry, which means those wishing to donate their organs or tissue will be allowed to provide online consent.

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Woman charged with aiding suicide THE CANADIAN PRESS HINTON — Mounties in Alberta have charged a woman with helping another woman commit suicide. RCMP say a body was found last Friday inside a vehicle parked in front of the hospital in Hinton. A 53-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with non-lifethreatening injuries was charged this week with aiding suicide. Court documents show the dead person was also a woman, but her age was not disclosed. A publication ban prevents identifying the pair. The accused has been remanded in custody and is to appear in Hinton court on June 5.

FORT MCMURRAY, — A man from northern Alberta is facing charges in what police are calling “racially motivated” criminal harassment. Wood Buffalo RCMP say several individuals in Fort McMurray were subjected to extreme political views on topics that included immigration laws. The individuals were either attacked verbally or contacted in a letter. Police say their investigation took several months and included alleged incidents going back several years. Brad Love, who is 54, has been charged with criminal harassment, mailing obscene matter and making harassing telephone calls. Love has been release from custody on bail and is to appear in court May 27

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Defying the polls, again British Columbia Liberal Leader Christy Clark pulled off an upset for the history books on the West Coast on Tuesday night, confounding every preelection poll and prediction, retaining power for her centre-right coalition. Clark entered the 28-day campaign almost 20 points behind New Democrat Adrian Dix, who ran an errorfree, but timid, campaign trying to ensure that voters here would feel no fear of switching to a party TIM that had only HARPER governed in the province three times before. Yes, British Columbia had surprised, as it has before. Ninety minutes after the polls closed, it was being declared the “West Coast miracle.’’ But the Clark victory marked the second time in less than two years that major pollsters got an election in Western Canada wrong — brutally wrong. Both times they heralded change which never came. It was barely a year ago that Alberta pollsters had prematurely declared Alberta Progressive Premier Alison Red-

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ford dead before a late-minute swing away from Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith gave her a victory. There was a thought that there were too many significant differences between the two provinces for it to happen here, but there we were again. The campaign appeared to turn on trust and voters would not seal the deal with Dix, a former party backroom strategist who was involved in scandal in the former NDP government of Glen Clark. Clark overcame it all. She bucked what we were told was a mood for change in the province, she ignored scandal, shrugged off internal dissent and dismissed withering poll numbers. She also somehow kept the question of the harmonized sales tax — seen as a blatant betrayal of voter trust by the Liberals when it was introduced shortly after the 2009 campaign — off the radar. Instead, she successfully turned the ballot question from one of voter fatigue to one of the economy and leadership and turned Dix into the political equivalent of the Maple Leafs in the third period of game seven. In the Vancouver Convention Centre about an hour after the polls closed, a sinking reality took hold. A crowd waiting to party instead stood silent, slack jawed. There appeared to be immediate lessons which could be drawn from the upset.

Dix seemed to fritter away a lead by not striking back at Clark’s attacks on his character and making a virtue of running on the high road, banking on a hunger for change after 12 years. Clark appeared to also successfully prey on deeply inbred fears of an NDP government stifling economic growth and killing jobs. Dix had announced his opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion by Kinder Morgan on Earth Day, early in the campaign, giving Clark a chance to brand him Dr. No and sow further doubt about the economic future of the province. She pounded away at Dix with voters in commercials warning about the NDP “never changing,’’ and his lack of strong leadership. Dix sold himself as non-threatening. He also came across as uninspiring. Clark placed Dix’s visage on a weather vane, flip-flopping in the wind in a particularly effective 30-second spot. Clark had whittled away at a huge pre-election lead built by the New Democrats. Final polling data showed her well behind and thought to be facing peril on a number of fronts. There was, in fact, a business group in Vancouver so disgruntled with her leadership that they had been named the 8.01 crowd, hoping to unseat her a minute after the polls closed at 8 p.m. A double defeat — an election loss to Dix and a defeat in her homeriding of Vancouver Point-Grey — could

have hastened her departure and possibly sparked the tearing down and rebranding of the coalition she heads, one which has been plagued by infighting. (She did in fact lose her own seat, and now must find another to contest in a byelection.) She had blunted much of that internal dissent with a campaign that kept the party afloat before Tuesday’s stunning turnaround. In the campaign’s final hours, Clark’s Liberals played the “red menace” card and kept up its attack on Dix’s role in the government “memo-dating” scandal as proof that he cannot be trusted. Clark, enjoyed a burst of momentum after winning the leadership in 2011, but soon found herself facing the reality of a longer and longer path to victory as the 2013 vote approached. There were 85 seats up for grabs with four main parties in the mix, but the Conservatives under former MP John Cummins fell off the map with a stunningly inept and gaffe-prone campaign. He lost his own seat and the party elected no members. The Green party’s Andrew Weaver made history with a victory on Vancouver Island, the first provincial win for the party in Canada. But that particular bit of history would be a footnote to the history made by Clark, Canada’s new comeback kid. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.

Red Deer expressway not arriving by express PLANNING DOES NOT CAUSE THE FUTURE TO HAPPEN, BUT CAN MAKE IT FAR CHEAPER I share some of city Coun. Paul Harris’s skepticism about the proposed 20th Avenue expressway. Although experience in both Edmonton and Calgary shows that a ring road on the edge of the city does indeed improve traffic movement, I just don’t see Red Deer ever needing a six-lane route. Experience also shows that whenever a major project such as this is undertaken, it’s far cheaper when the land for the route has been set aside in advance. Witness the upheaval and astounding land acquisition costs for any city trying to retrofit LRT routes into existing neighbourhoods. But as a person descending the slope into curmudgeonhood, my vision doesn’t extend to a Red Deer of 300,000 GREG by 2040, at which time current NEIMAN planning models suggest a sixlane fast corridor around the city would be a good idea. (Just the same, and as an aside, if Red Deer ever does reach a population of a quarter-million-plus, then would it be OK to spend tax money on a covered 50-metre swimming pool?) On balance, though, my vote is to trust the council majority and plan for the need, and to have capacity to build infrastructure if and when need arises. Even if we do not ever need a full six-lane expressway, we’ll find that green space is never a waste. We’ll have one of the most pleasant, four-lane ring roads (with an off-road cycle route, of course, complete with its own on and off-ramps) in the province.

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Here’s a factor that both Harris and I might wonder if planners considered: the driving habits of our aging population by 2040. In the United States, where such stats are kept, the total kilometres being driven have been dropping. Adjusting for population growth, through both recession and recovery, the distance people travel each year by car has been steadily declining. The trend has held for seven years now. There could be any number of explanations for this, and they all relate to Canada. Adjusted for inflation, new cars have never been cheaper, but the ability of the much-punished middle class to afford one has steadily dropped. And the costs of operation — gasoline, insurance and repairs — have risen greatly. As well, the pace of urbanization has grown. Small towns well outside city commuter range are struggling, as the migration to much more efficient large cities continues. Large cities provide transportation alternatives that make personal driving less desirable and less needed, so people drive less. Also, as baby boomers retire on fixed incomes, more cars will just spend more time in the garage, and less time on the streets. From my own experience, if you don’t need to drive to work every day, you don’t need to drive that much at all — particularly if you live in a neighbourhood where most other errands can be easily achieved by walking or cycling. I believe a combination of all these factors will mitigate against Red Deer needing a six-lane expressway. But I’ve been wrong about other things, so I’m glad city council is planning now, to avoid much more expensive solutions in the event we ever do require such an expressway.

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Speaking of the future and of transportation, I was drawn to the May edition of the Alberta Motor Association’s member magazine, Westworld. This edition contains an article on urban cycling, and definitions of the various types of bike lanes, plus safety instructions for both drivers and cyclists on all forms. What caught my eye was a report on their annual member survey. The AMA has thousands of members, and can provide a representative insight on personal transportation and travel habits of Alberta drivers. Here’s what they found about urban cycling: ● 57 per cent of respondents (car drivers) also own bikes; ● 41 per cent self-describe as active cyclists; ● 55 per cent (and higher among younger Albertans) say they want to use their bikes more as regular transportation, rather than simply for recreation or physical exercise; ● 37 per cent say they feel safe sharing the streets as cyclists, while 59 per cent say they feel safe sharing the streets as drivers. My reading of this says bike commuters are not the tiny minority some people say they are. These numbers also say cyclists could be a major part of the plurality of commuters, if safety issues could be addressed. (Cyclists are up to 14 times more likely to be seriously hurt or killed in a collision, compared to car occupants.) If we’re driving less and cycling more in both the present and the future, it makes sense to plan — and spend money — to make it safe. It’s a lot cheaper than building expressways. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@gmail.com.

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Canada declares Taliban, Haqqani network terrorists BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — More than a decade after going to war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Canadian government has officially declared them a terrorist group. The Taliban has been added to the so-called list of entities, along with the Haqqani network, an Islamist group believed to be behind ongoing attacks on international coalition forces in Afghanistan. Both were added by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews earlier this month, bringing to 46 the number of groups on the terrorist list, which was set up in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Any person or group on that list can have their assets seized, and criminal penalties exist for assisting so-called listed entities with the aim of helping them carry out extremist activities. Canada had effectively barred Canadian institutions from doing business with the Taliban in 1999, when it signed on to the al-Qaida Sanctions List developed by the United Nations. The addition of the Taliban to Canada’s own list makes Canada the first NATO country to use domestic law to outlaw the group, said Julie Carmichael, a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews. “The first job of any government is to keep Canadians safe from those who wish to harm us, and this is a responsibility our Conservative government takes very seriously,” she said in an email. “Our government has taken a number of actions to equip law en-

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Amnesty International cites Canadian foot-dragging on UN torture concerns Canada is obstructing efforts to compensate three men who suffered torture in Syria — effectively ignoring a key recommendation from the United Nations Committee against Torture, says Amnesty International. In a brief to the UN committee, the human rights group says it is “profoundly concerned” that Canada has not heeded the committee’s call to provide redress to Abdullah Almalki, Ahmad El-Maati and Muayyed Nureddin. The three Arab-Canadians were brutalized in Syrian prisons, in part due to lapses by Canadian agencies documented by a federal inquiry in 2008. All three are suing the federal government, though the cases have dragged on in court for years. In a June 2012 report on Canada’s compliance with the United Nations Convention against Torture, the UN committee recommended Ottawa “take immediate steps” to compensate the men. However, the government is no closer to making reparations, said Alex Neve, Amnesty International Canada’s secretary general. “At every turn since then, what we have seen is defiant insistence on the part of Canada that they will do no such thing,” Neve said Wednesday in an inter-

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Fax 403-341-6560 editorial@reddeeradvocate.com Canada geese are among the first bird species to return in the spring. Seemingly unfazed by weather conditions, they are also among the earliest nesters. The first broods of the season have already hatched.

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Hurrah for spring! The earth is bursting forth with new life, now that Old Man Winter has finally released his icy grip. Spring is my favourite time of year to be exploring the woods—green trees, blossoming wildflowers, migrant birds returning, mammals busy preparing for their new families, and the promise of warmth and sunshine to come. I have enjoyed capturing some Central Alberta ‘spring moments’ over the past couple of weeks.

Above: Spring has truly arrived when the first delicate prairie crocuses appear in their purple splendour on barren hillsides. Left: Richardson’s ground squirrels (gophers) often emerge from hibernation when snow still covers the fields. The females are now busy getting their nurseries prepared for this year’s litters.

Mountain bluebirds are considered by many to be “the” harbingers of spring. In 2008, a devastating April snowstorm resulted in widespread mortality. This spring, although long and cold, was not severe enough to have an impact on the local bluebird population. The first two 2013 reports of bluebirds in Central Alberta were at Rocky Mountain House on March 10 and near Olds on March 26.

Common muskrats appear as soon as they can exit their ice-covered ponds. First-year muskrats venture from their birth ponds in early May to find their own territories, a journey fraught with danger. Although muskrats are often mistaken for small beavers or Norway rats, they are actually aquatic voles. They are fascinating creatures to watch.


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Finding the big brown trout There are not many big brown trout in the Red Deer River tailwater below Dickson Dam, and locating where they hang out is both an art and a pre-requisite to fishing for and maybe catching (and releasing) a few. “Structure” is a key for many anglers: log jams, sweepers, bouldery side channels, etc. My favorite places are the bouldery water at the base of the steep cliffs people get marooned on or tumble down and have to be rescued by boat or cherry picker, as is happening too often lately around here. I was enjoying the Red Deer Advocate at Happy Hour recently, and was startled by a picture of one of my best top secret fishing holes illustrating a story titled “Man crosses river to save woman.” BOB This cliff is across the rivSCAMMELL er from the boat launch and landing site just downstream of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. On May 26th, 2005, some big brown trout were rising over there. I waded out to the gunnels of my waders, but still couldn’t reach the risers with my best double-haul with my #7 salt water rod. So I drove around to the other side, and spent too much time finding the top of the cliff. In mid afternoon three days later I was back over there, parked, geared up, and descended to the river on a switch-back trail in the woods to the left (right from the other side) of the bare cliff. Chokecherries were in full bloom, my phenological sign for the Skwala stonefly hatch to be on, and it was, sparsely, when I got down to the river. The big risers were finicky, like they were full, and I got several half-hearted takes on, or outright refusals of one or another of the imitations I had tied for this relatively “new,” or at least recently identified and named insect. Eventually a big riser out in a boulder pool took a foam wing imitation so savagely that we parted company on the strike. I cast another of the same fly to a quiet riser in ankle deep water not a foot from the bank straight upstream. This time a subtle take, my strike, and this fish tore off the whole fly line to the middle of the river.

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Top: the infamous Red Deer River cliff. Bottom left: With a 65-cm Red Deer River brown trout taken during the Skwala hatch. Bottom centre: Female Skwala stonefly among chokecherry blossoms. Bottom right: Early brown stonefly on male aspen flower.

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Friday Lacombe Farmers Market will be held at Michener Park across from Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the season. Features homemade baking, breads, fruit and vegetables when in season, crafts, jewelry, woodwork, birdhouses, local honey bedding plants and more. Phone 403-782-4772. Starts May 17. Parkland Spring Horse Show will be featured at Agricentre Pavilion at Westerner Park, May 17 to 20. See the Arabians, Saddlebreds, Morgans, and other breeds. Classes start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and some evening sessions. Free parking and admission. Phone 403-872-2490. Ponoka Legion weekly suppers are at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Cost is $13 per person. Call 403-783-4076. Drop-in Pre-school Storytime is offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Wednesdays at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the children’s department. Stories, songs, and crafts for three to five year olds. Phone 403-346-4688.

Saturday Redneck Jammin’ Fundraiser in support of Alberta Cancer Foundation — Wii Not Fit team will be held at The Hangar Pub ‘N Grill in Springbrook on May 18 from 2 p.m. until closing time. Cover charge is $10. Must be 18 years plus. Events include Mud Hero six kilometre race with 15 obstacles in mud, bands, horseshoes, pickled egg bobbin, bat spinning tricycle tire race, tug o’ war, silent live auction, chili cook off. Wear yer best redneck attire. Donations may be made on event night, or online at http://albertacancer.ca/wiiNOTfit Giant Garage Sale at Pine Lake Hub Community Centre, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch for sale. Tables $15. Contact Jeannine at 403-886-4829. Bentley Farmers’ Market opens on May 18 with sales running every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. until Aug. 31 (Labour Day weekend) at the Bentley Curling Rink, indoors and outdoors. Over 65 vendors. Call Judy at 403748-2838. Dickson Store Museum Opening Day is May 18. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Come enjoy complimentary goodies and refreshments. Check out the new displays and meet the staff. Phone 403-728-3351. Historic Markerville Creamery Opening Day will be May 18, starting at 9 a.m. with a pancake breakfast and unveiling of new interactive mini barn, plus new exhibits in the museum. Pancake breakfast costs $4 per person, and free for children ages six years and under. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the summer. Phone 403-7283006, or 1-877-728-3007. Coming up will be the Historic Markerville Annual Viking Cup Golf Tournament on May 25. Cost is $60 per person. For information, or to register a team contact Fred at 403-728-3595. MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The May 18 ses-

sion is called Monarchy Madness with artist Kaleb Romano. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. Fill a Truck for Clothesline in support of diabetes research on May 18 at Sobeys in Village Mall. Donate gently used clothing, cell phones, and other small electronics. Phone 403-347-4600. Girlz Club! Dolls Around the World will be held on May 18 at Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch from 1 to 3 p.m. Girls ages seven years and up. Learn about traditional dolls from all over the world. For more information call 403-341-3822 or email cputnam@ rdpl.org.

Monday Ellis Bird Farm opens for the season on May 20 at 11 a.m. Highlights include the premiere of Living with Beavers, a short documentary about the EBF beavers, June and Ward, and Alberta Stories segment about EBF. The new Tea House operators will be offering specials and there will be a gift shop sale, site tours, and children’s activities. Red Deer River Naturalists will co-host Wolde Kristos from Jamaica for a presentation about Jamaica at 7 p.m. Free admission. See www. ellisbirdfarm.ca, or call 403-346-2211.

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Lacombe and District Garden Club meets ton May 21 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe Memorial Centre. Bob Kruchten from Kerry Wood Nature Centre will speak about Alberta birds and how to attract them to your garden. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 or email pamela.d.neumann@gmail.com. Central Alberta Cystic Fibrosis Chapter meets the third Tuesday of every month at Bethany Care CollegeSide on the second floor at 7 p.m. No meetings in July and Aug. Phone 403-347-5075. Move and Groove at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre helps seniors work on cardio, balance, and strength while meeting new people on Tuesdays, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in fee of $2. Phone 403-3436074. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) Innisfail meets every Tuesday in the basement of the Innisfail United Church. Weigh-in from 12:30 to 1 p.m., with meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Call Rose at 403-227-6903, or Elsie at 403-227-3508. Celiac Support Group meets in the coffee lounge at the south location of Sobeys Inc. on the third Tuesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. See www.celiac.ca, or contact Fay at 403-347-3248, or Clarice at 403-341-4351 or email Red Deer Celiacs @yahoo.ca. Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Parkland Old Tyme Music Makers. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations. Provincial Festival of Bands at Red Deer College is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day, May 21 to 24 in Arts Centre. Free of charge. New performances every half hour.

MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program for everyone offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. from May 22 to 31 at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Professional artists are on hand to help with projects. Materials are supplied. There is a drop-in fee of $3. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities. For information or to ask questions, contact Janet at 403-309-8443, janet.cole@reddeer.ca. Stettler Art Group meets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the C.E. Wing of Stettler United Church until the end of May, resuming in Sept. Bring your own supplies and lunch. New artists welcome. Contact Donna Lea at 403-742-5690. Personal And Social Transformation Action (PASTA) Players meet on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Hub. Persons aged 12 years and up invited to explore theatre. Free to join. No experience required. Phone 403-340-4869. Friendship Circles will be offered by The Canadian Mental Health Association on Wednesdays 3:30 to 5 p.m. at 5017 50th Ave. Call CMHA for more information at 403342-2266, or email to education@reddeer. cmha.ab.ca. Adult Storytime presents The Most Beautiful Gardens in the World, May 22, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Phone 403-346-2100. Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Minstrels is on May 22 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. Red Deer Branch of Alberta Genealogical Society meeting will be held on May 22, 7

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS Computer courses including typing skills and popular software programs, will be offered by the Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association. For more information call 403-341-3553 or email zainab@calwa.ca. Marketplace On Main goes weekly on Thursday night in Rocky Mountain House starting June 27 off main street from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring a variety of vendors. To book a spot, contact 403-847-5260 or visit www. rockymtnhouse.com. Women of Excellence Gala Tickets are now on sale for June 12 event at The Sheraton Red Deer. The Red Deer and District Community foundation will recognize women who make Central Alberta a better place. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. with awards throughout the evening. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a table. For tickets, call 403-341-6911. Grandparents and their grandchildren, ages five to 11 years old, can spend an evening exploring nature at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on May 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes refreshments. Pre-register by calling 403-309-8427 or email jennifer.garnett@reddeer.ca. Women’s Outreach Centre Charity Golf Tournament will take place July 11 at Alberta Springs Golf Resort. Funds raised will go towards supporting programs and services offered by the Outreach Centre. Get involved by registering to participate, sponsoring the event or donating an item for the auction and hole prizes or donating a cash amount. Registration fee is $200 for individual play or $800 for a team. Space is limited. Registration starts July 11 at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., a barbecue at 3 p.m. and prizes and auction at 4 p.m. To register or donate, please contact Darcy at the Outreach Centre, 4101 54 Ave, 403-347-2480 or darcy@womensoutreach.ca. A Better World Charity Golf Tournament will take place June 13 at the Ponoka Golf Club. 9 a.m. shotgun start. $175 per player. Texas Scramble, breakfast, driving range, 18 holes, golf cart, steak dinner, prizes. Registration forms can be faxed to 403-782-6062 or emailed to Ad-

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Bonnie Rouse was the first woman to cross the finish line running the full marathon during the 2012 version of the Woody’s RV World Marathon last year. This year marks the 15th annual running of the marathon, half marathon and now 10-km events. Hundreds of runners will hit the trails around the city, testing their fitness on Sunday. See http://reddeermarathon.org/ for route details.

vantage_insurance_group@cooperators.ca. Please make cheques payable to CAB District Social Club and mail them to Advantage Insurance Group, 5033 52 Street, Lacombe, AB T4L 2A6. All proceeds are going towards Sogobet Nursery School and Washroom Facility Project in Kenya. Visit www.a-betterworld.ca Reading for a Change Book Club will be offered by Red Deer Public Library in conjunction with Canadian Mental Health Association on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the downtown branch. Because of the upcoming library renovation, please check with the library staff each time. Book titlee: The Centre Cannot Hold by Elyn R. Saks on June 4. To register and obtain books, education@reddeer.cmha.ab.ca or phone CMHA 403-342-2266. Benalto Fair will be celebrated on July 5 to 7. Win cash prizes for sewing, baking, horticulture, school work, crafts, photography, etc. Children enter free; nominal charge for adults. Fair books available from Eckville Blindman Valley Propane, Sylvan Lake Value Drug Mart, Bentley IDA, Spruce View Co-op Hardware, Benalto General Store, or from www.benaltoagsociety.ca under events, bench fair, or call Leora at 403-746-3556. Elnora Camp-out and Dance Jam will be held June 14 to 16. Everyone is welcome to play, sing, and dance. Costs are $10 per person per day, or $20 for the weekend which includes camping fee. Pot-luck suppers on Friday and Saturday. Beef on bun supplied Saturday. Call Lloyd at 403-887-5677, or Gary at 403-746-0057. Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada will be held on June 9, 11 a.m. at Kiwanis Picnic Shelter at Great Chief Park. To register and find out more see www.gutsywalk.ca or reddeerccfc@gmail.com Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Investors Group Memory Walk will take place June 15 starting at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. with the walk at 5 p.m. Musical entertainment by Just Glovely, hula hooping fun with the MaisieHoops, magic with Ryan

Hawley, free barbecue, and children’s entertainment. To register, go to www.alzheimer. ab.ca or call 403-342-0448. Red Deer Regional Health Foundation is accepting pennies to support child and adolescent mental health at Red Deer Regional Hospital. To donate or for information, contact Karen at 403-343-4773, or Karen.oatway@ albertahealthservices.ca Enerflex MS Walk and Run takes place on May 26 starting at Kiwanis Picnic Shelter in support of Multiple Sclerosis Society. Opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. Run begins at 9 a.m. for five or 10 km distances. The walk starts at 9 :15 a.m. with three possible loops — two, seven or 8.5 km or any combination. For route maps or to register see www.mswalks.ca or call the Central Alberta chapter office at 403-346-0290. Central Alberta Theatre is seeking board members with business related experience. Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings, monthly or semi-monthly. Please contact president Paolo Mancuso at 403-3500420 or write to p.mancuso@centralalbertatheatre.ca Alberta Health Services offers QuitCore program to help local residents quit smoking running eight weeks beginning June 3, 6 p.m. at Red Deer Provincial Building. Free. Phone 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register. Out of Africa Potjiekos Competition and Party will be held on May 25 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Red Deer Tennis Club. Enjoy South African art of cooking food in a cast iron pot. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the menu features stew with rice, salad, dessert and entertainment for a cost of $25 per person. Cash bar. Silent auction. Contact the tennis club for tickets at 403-346-7567, or info@reddeertennis.com. Schizophrenia Society Thrill Seeker Challenge takes place in Red Deer on June 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the date has changed. Two people are harnessed in a large, rolling, inflatable plastic ball which rolls down a hill for the ultimate challenge not for the weak-stomached. Limited space so register today at www.schizophrenia.ab.ca, or contact Jenaveve at jgoodwin@schizophrenia. ab.ca. Registration costs $40 and participants must raise a minimum of $500. Volunteers who raise more than $1,000 in pledges will be entered into a draw for two to Mazatlan, Mexico. Volunteers also needed. Phone 403342-5760. Climb That Mountain Active Living and Goal Setting with a Brain Injury will feature presenter Robert Yoisten, traumatic brain injury survivor, on June 13, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints in the Bower neighbourhood. Sue Barnsley will speak on researching Scottish ancestors. Contact Mary-Joan at 403-3463886. Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs has openings for their upcoming courses in Dog Obedience and RallyO for Dogs on May 22, Get Paid to Talk and Common Law on May 29. For costs and registration phone 403-342-1059 online at communityprograms.rdpsd.ab.ca

Thursday, May 23 Innisfail Farmers Market is held at the Innisfail Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday from until Sept. 19. The market is all indoor with live entertainment, and a coffee area to sit and visit. Lots of fresh vegetables when in season, baking, pottery, crafts, bedding plants, etc. Contact Christine at 403-8965451. Red Deer Area Hikers meet on May 23 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for a seven km hike at Kerry Wood Nature Centre/Clearview Circuit. Hike will be cancelled if weather unsuitable. Cookout with condiments provided. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Mavis at 403-343-0091 or Sharon at 403340-2497. Opening Reception for the exhibit Reflections from a Century at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery will be held on May 23 at 7 p.m. Dave More is the curator, and the exhibit will be open until Aug. 5. It celebrates Red Deer’s Centennial, and features over 50 works chosen from significant artists of Central Alberta. See www.reddeermuseum.com, or phone 403-309-8405. at Cosmos. Free. Lunch provided. Limited space. Register at Canadian Mental Health at 403-342-2266. Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association presents gender based analysis to identify gaps and barriers to programs for women on June 5, 10 a.m. to noon at Red Deer College. Catered lunch to follow. Free parking. Confirm attendance at tabitha@caiwa.ca or 403-341-3553. Red Deer Chamber Singers Annual Spring Concert will be held June 2 at Sunnybrook United Church. Enjoy an afternoon of music including a variety of music. Tickets are $10 per person at the door or from choir members. Call 403-347-5166 for more information. Tree House Youth Theatre presents Red Deer River Stories Gala Event, world premiere of Red Deer’s official centennial play on May 30, at Scott Block Theatre and continuing until June 8. Meet the Right Honourable Francis Galbraith, mayor of Red Deer on March 25, 1913, a scoundrel named Arthur Kelly, and the world famous jersey cow, Rosalind of Old Basing. Tickets cost $25 and are available from www.treehouseyouththeatre.ca Red Deer River Naturalists May Species Count, May 25 and 26. Potluck supper 6 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on May 26. Registration is required to participate. Call Judy at 403-342-4150. Central Alberta Singles dance will be held May 25 at Penhold Hall. Music by Hot Spur. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. For information, call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob at 403-3047440. Alix Purina Walk for Dogs Guides takes place on May 26 at Alix Lions Den beginning at 10 a.m. and will be five kilometers in length. No registration fee and all funds will go toward providing dog guides for vision, hearing, special skills, seizure response, autism, and diabetic working dogs at no cost. For information or to donate, see www.purinawalkfordogguides.com. Mac and Cheese Luncheon presented by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer is on June 5, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheraton Red Deer Hotel in support the Red Deer Royals Band. Hear speaker Richard Picciotto, FDNY Chief and highest ranking firefigher to survive the World Trade Centre collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. Tables of eight cost $1,000, or $150 each. To order tables and tickets, contact Ray McBeth at 403-350-9494.

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What your hair says about your health Psst ... is your hair — or lack of it — trying to tell you something? Two new reports link male pattern baldness (not that celebrity-inspired shaved noggin) with higher odds for heart disease and prostate cancer. Those aren’t the only hairdo and health connections sprouting in the news. Blondes, redheads and young silver foxes: You’re on the list, too, but don’t wig out just yet! We think these offbeat signals, like higher testosterone levels — which can boost risk for a shiny dome and clogged arteries — give medical science new ways to study hidden health hazards. In the future, that could translate into new tests and treatments. What’s in it for you, right now? Motivation to do the right thing every time you look in the mirror so you can live life to the youngest. Here’s our take on what you should know and do.

Baldness and prostate cancer risk Early baldness can boost odds for early prostate cancer in black men, says a new University of Pennsylvania report. Any baldness raised risk, but going hairless in front doubled it. Baldness before age 60 also was connected with more advanced cancers in younger men. The link? DHT, a type of testosterone. What to do: Guys, get the prostate checks you need. Black men have a 50 to 60 per cent higher risk for prostate cancer. All men should talk with their docs about the pros and cons of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

Baldness and your heart Dome dudes, another reminder: Stay on top of your heart health, too. A report, this one from Japan, says losing hair increases heart disease risk by as much as 48 per cent. This time, “vertex” balding — that’s hair loss on top — proved riskiest. Why? DHT again; it shuts down hair follicles and is linked with higher blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels, along with hardening of the arteries from fatty deposits in artery walls. Baldness also may be a sign of insulin resistance or chronic inflammation that prevents hair growth and messes up artery health. What to do: Eat right, exercise, stay up to date on cholesterol and blood pressure checks, and take the cholesterol- and blood-pressure-lowering meds recommended by your doc. Guys with high LDL cholesterol, high inflammation markers (hsCRP and TMAO) and hypertension have the greatest heart risks.

The same genetic quirk that creates fiery carrot-tops and autumnsunset-hued auburn tresses ratchets up pain sensitivity. That’s why

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MIRACLE: Ease suffering Once she becomes comfortable with her own discomfort of not knowing, she will open to Paul as he is. She will be able to see him and hear him. She will be able accept him. Finally, she will be able to listen deeply to him. This will ease a great deal of Paul’s suffering. This is when miracles happen. Sue will know how to ease Paul’s pain. She will know in her heart she has helped him. Who knows perhaps once heard deeply, Paul may even take the herbs. Robert Rogers, a great healer, once told me, “If you listen long enough, your client will tell you what is wrong with them and what they need.” This is what I call a clinical gem and has proven to be true again and again. To practise healing in this way requires time. Answers build walls around us, protecting us from the gnawing uncertainty present in every moment. I wonder if it is possible to really know anything at all before we listen deeply with patience and the integrity of uncertainty. The healer’s challenge is to suspend knowing and let path of healing reveal itself quietly, carefully with respect and dignity. Paul’s challenge is much more profound than cirrhosis of the liver. Only Paul can tell Sue what he really needs. Intuition usually first appears as an ache in the guts. Listen deeply. Then grace can enter. Herbs for Life is written by Abrah Arneson, a local clinical herbalist. It is intended for information purposes only. Readers with a specific medical problem should consult a doctor. For more information, visit www.abraherbalist.ca. Arneson can be reached at abrah@shaw. ca.

TROUT: Ups and downs

MIKE ROIZEN & MEHMET OZ

DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN natural redheads need on average 20 per cent more general anesthesia during surgery. It also turns out they’re twice as likely to avoid the dentist. The trouble with that? Skipping the tooth doc boosts your risk for gum disease, and that can mean a greater risk for diabetes and heart problems. What to do: Make that appointment. Talk with your dentist about staying pain-free during procedures.

Blondes, redheads and melanoma Fair hair usually pairs up with fair skin — the kind that burns easily in the sun — raising the risk for skin cancer. Redheads may also have less eumelanin, a skin pigment that shields you from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays, and more pheomelanin, which is less protective. What to do: Use at least SPF 15 on all exposed parts (face, ears, neck, hands, etc.) whenever you’re out, and getting yearly skin checks is a brilliant idea for everybody.

Premature greying and thyroid woes Most early greying is purely genetic. But becoming a silver fox before your time may signal a thyroid imbalance. What to do: Feeling “off”? Ask your doctor about a thyroid check if you’re more tired, moody, forgetful, cold, constipated and/or puffy than usual — or if you notice signs like drying skin and hair, and trouble losing weight. Finding and fixing thyroid problems will help you feel like yourself again, regardless of your hair colour. Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit sharecare.com.

Eventually I admired, and then released a 56 cm. male brown trout. Suddenly the Skwalas and the rises quit. Near the end of the gut-busting climb back up the cliff trail I discovered my stonefly box had fallen out of an unzipped pocket of my fishing vest: back down, found the fly box near the bottom, and then laboured my way back up again. The next day friend and guide Garry Pierce, and I floated the river through great Skwala flights from the Penhold Bridge to Fort Normandeau. I landed browns of 56, 59 and 64 cm. all on the foam wing Skwala, and lost several to the then mandatory barbless hooks. In the air or on the water, the Skwala appears grayish. Up close the body is glossy, dark olive, almost black, with pink, sometimes yellowish markings, similar to the two color phases of the spots on bull trout. Perfect hook size would be a non-existent 11, half way between our standard 12 and 10. The male Skwala nymphs emerge first from the water, then hatch into adults with such short wings that they cannot fly. They lurk in the grass and gravel and drum the ground with their bodies to attract the females, and then mate with them. On sunny days, around 1-2 p.m. the mated females fly to the water and “run” on it, depositing the eggs, driving hungry trout and cabin-fevered fly fishermen into transports of gluttony and joy. The current (April-May) Fly Fisherman magazine features an article titled A Tale of 2 Skwalas: Important one year, and irrelevant the next, the Skwala hatch is either the first good hatch of the season or a total bust.” Strangely, the article makes no further mention of what causes the alleged “bust,” given the fact that the Skwalas hatch every year. In my experience, our first good stonefly hatch, around the time the male aspens are in full bloom, the Early Brown Stonefly, is truly erratic for reasons I don’t understand, and the Skwalas are a “bust” in those years when their waters are so high and muddy that the fish can’t see them and fishing is an invitation to your own funeral. The season opened yesterday, May 15th, on the Red Deer from Dickson Dam down to Tolman Bridge, and I have been haunting the Golf Club cliff and glassing the water at its base: water at a good level and clear, but no rises over there, no bugs flying, and the chokecherry blooms seem late, tiny, barely budding. These are all good signs and portents for a great Skwala hatch for the May long weekend, but beware: suddenly the forecast is for the dreaded, but badly-needed May monsoon. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@telusplanet.net.

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Hawks clip Wings in opener JONATHAN TOEWS

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Blackhawks 4 Red Wings 1 CHICAGO — Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night. Chicago dominated the final two periods in its first game in the Western Conference semifinals since it won the Stanley Cup in 2010. Marian Hossa scored the opening goal, and Patrick Sharp had an empty-netter and two assists to give him nine points in the playoffs. “I thought it was our best game of the playoffs, no question,” Sharp said. Jimmy Howard finished with 38 stops in a terrific performance, but Detroit still lost to rival Chicago for the eighth straight time dating to last season. The series resumes on Saturday afternoon at the United Center. The 75th all-time playoff game between the Blackhawks and Red Wings was tied at 1 after two periods, and Howard made a great stop on a breakaway by Dave Bolland 4 ½ minutes into the third. Chicago kept working and went in front to stay on a heady play by Oduya. He drifted in from the point and sent Sharp’s pass past Howard on the glove side with 12 minutes left. “He sneaks in there, and it was a great play by Johnny,” Sharp said. “I saw him pinching in, I felt like he was wide open, and he called for the puck.” Kruger then jumped on a loose puck and sent a backhander into the upper right corner to make it 3-1. That was more than enough for Crawford, who caught a break when Damien Brunner’s rebound attempt went off the crossbar and straight down before Brent Seabrook swept it away with about three minutes left. “Sometimes you got to get some breaks,” Crawford said. “Seabs came in there and he made a great play to clear it out.” The opener of the 16th playoff series between the Original Six teams was the first game for Chicago since it eliminated Minnesota last Thursday. Detroit closed out Anaheim with a 3-2 win in Game 7 on Sunday night, taking the final two games of the series against the second-seeded Ducks. Despite the long break, there was no sign

Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks, Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings are finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward. Toews, a Selke finalist for the second time, finished third in the NHL in plusminus with a careerhigh plus-28 rating and placed second in the NHL in face-off winning percentage with 59.9 per cent. Bergeron, who won last year, was the NHL’s top face-off man this season at 62.1 per cent. He ranked sixth overall and led the Bruins in plus-minus with a plus-24 rating and played an average of 2:12 per game with his team short-handed. Datsyuk, a three-time winner, tied with Toews for the league lead in takeaways with 56, topped the Red Wings in plus-minus at plus-21 and won 55 per cent of faceoffs.

Today

● High school girls soccer: Lacombe at Alix, 4:15 p.m. ● High school boys soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Sylvan Lake, Olds at Notre Dame (at Collicutt West), 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: TNT Athletics vs. Midget Rage, Snell and Oslund Badgers vs. Shooters, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Central Alberta Threat at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout Rays vs. Lacombe Stone and Granite, Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends vs. North Star Sports, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2. ● Men’s ball hockey: Long Ball vs. Boston Pizza, 7 p.m., Raiders vs. ATB Bears, 8:15 p.m., Sharks vs. Cruisin’ Auto, 9:30 p.m., all at Kin City B; Braves vs. Tommy Gun’s, 7 p.m., Hammerhead Oilfield vs. JMAA Architecture, 8:15 p.m., Brewhouse vs. Gentex Heat, 9:30 p.m., all at Dawe.

Saturday

● Bantam AAA baseball: Fort McMurray at Red Deer, doubleheader at 3 and 6 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Midget AAA baseball: Fort McMurray at Red Deer, doubleheader at 3 and 6 p.m., Great Chief Park.

Sunday

● Bantam AAA baseball: Fort McMurray at Red Deer, 10 a.m., Great Chief Park.

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of rust for the Blackhawks. And the Red Wings skated right with Chicago despite all that travel in the first round and the thrilling conclusion to the series against Anaheim. This one was fast and frenetic from the start. Two similar teams more than familiar with the other’s style, energized by their first playoff meeting since Detroit beat Chicago in five games in the 2009 Western Conference final. The Blackhawks struck first, taking advantage of the first power-play opportunity of the game. With Gustav Nyquist in the box for hooking, Sharp forced a turnover along the boards and Jonathan Toews sent the

puck to Hossa, who one-timed it past Howard at 9:03. Detroit needed less than two minutes to respond, tying it when Brunner poked in a rebound for his third career playoff goal. The rookie centre also contributed three assists in the first round against the Ducks. The Blackhawks killed off two power plays created by penalties on Andrew Shaw. They killed off another one when Nick Leddy was sent off for delay of game in the second period, making them a perfect 20 for 20 on the penalty kill in the postseason and sinking Detroit to 1 for 18 on power plays against Chicago, including the regular season.

Jays bats keep rolling with big win over Giants

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie slides homes on a Edwin Encarnacion single during first inning action in Toronto on Wednesday. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blue Jays 11 Giants 3 TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays have always known they had the potential to break out in a big way after struggling through the first five weeks of the season. The bats have come alive over the last week and the Blue Jays are looking more and more like the team they were expected to be this year. Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia homered as the Blue Jays

crushed the San Francisco Giants 11-3 on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to a season-high four games. Ramon Ortiz worked seven solid innings for the win as Toronto (1724) hit the double-digit scoring plateau for the third straight game. “Earlier in the year we were having a tough time scoring runs but like we’ve said before, there’s a track record with the guys in this clubhouse,” Arencibia said. “There’s too many guys that have done a lot of good things offensively for a

long time to have that happen for an extended period of time.” April was marked by a quiet Toronto offence, poor pitching and a freefall to the basement of the American League East. May has been more kind now that the bats are going and the quality starts are becoming more frequent. There is still plenty of work to be done and the Blue Jays remain stuck in the division basement. But the big names are starting to get the job done and it has fuelled a sense of optimism. Manager John Gibbons changed his batting order last week in Boston and it has paid off with big results. Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion have all posted impressive numbers since forming a 1-2-3 punch at the top of the order. “We are really swinging the bats now,” Gibbons said. “We’re on a nice little roll.” Toronto had a big first inning for the second straight night against the National League West leaders. The Blue Jays took advantage of some ugly San Francisco defence in a five-run first inning, added three more runs in the second and the rout was on. Giants starter Ryan Vogelsong (1-4) lasted just two innings, giving up six hits, eight runs — three of them earned — and two walks. San Francisco

manager Bruce Bochy said it felt like “Groundhog Day” on the heels of a 10-6 loss the night before. “Probably the worst thing that could have happened for (Vogelsong) is what happened there,” Bochy said. “That’s a lot of work in two innings.” San Francisco (23-17) opened the scoring on a comfortable, breezy night at Rogers Centre. Angel Pagan hit a ground-rule double and later scored on a Pablo Sandoval sacrifice fly. Marco Scutaro and Pagan both made errors in the bottom half of the frame and Toronto made the Giants pay. Bautista reached base when Scutaro dropped a pop-up in shallow right field. Encarnacion walked and Arencibia hit a sinking liner that Pagan flubbed in centre field, allowing two runs to score. Lind followed with a two-run shot — his third homer of the season — and Emilio Bonifacio later added an RBI single. Munenori Kawasaki hit into a double play to end the threat. Cabrera doubled to lead off the second inning and Bautista drove him in with a single. Encarnacion flied out before Arencibia hit a rainbow blast for his 10th homer of the year. Ortiz (1-1) allowed one earned run and six hits to help Toronto sweep the two-game interleague set and record its first home series win of the year.

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Detroit Red Wings’ Daniel Cleary, right, and Chicago Blackhawks’ Michal Rozsival battle as they wait for the puck during Game 1 of an NHL playoffs Western Conference semifinal in Chicago, Wednesday.

Heat 94 Bulls 91 MIAMI — Knowing his team needed him at his best, Dwyane Wade retreated to the Miami Heat locker room after the third quarter for some quick treatment on his aching right knee. When he came back, he was good as new. And now he can rest until the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 23 points, Wade added 18 and had a brilliant 45-second sequence that proved crucial, and the Heat clawed back from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night and close out their second-round series in five games. “We gave it everything we had,” James said. “I have no energy left.” The Heat outscored Chicago 25-14 in the fourth quarter to escape and advance. “I knew the fourth quarter was going to be tough so I wanted to re-tape my knee,” said Wade, who has been battling bone bruises on his knee for several weeks. “I knew I was going to come back into a grind. Our trainers did a great job of getting it

taped it enough so I could come out and play.” Did they ever. Wade had a blocked shot, defensive rebound, offensive rebound and putback slam — all in a late 45-second span — to help cap a wild night of wild comebacks. The Heat blew an early 18-point lead, then pulled off a late rally to finish off the depleted Bulls, who still had two chances on their last possession to force overtime. But Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed 3-pointers, time expired, and Miami moved on to face Indiana or New York next week. “Dwyane is uncanny,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “When the competition is at its highest, and its fiercest, he finds a way.” Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game, as well as Kirk Hinrich (calf) and Luol Deng (illness). Robinson scored 21 points, Butler had 19, and Richard Hamilton 15 for the Bulls, who dropped the final four games of the series. “Obviously we’re disappointed in losing the series,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “But I was never disappointed in our

team. I thought our team fought hard all year long. There was no quit in them.” True — all the way to the end. A team that played without the 2011 NBA MVP in Rose, and dealt with a slew of other issues along the way, was within a couple shots from forcing the reigning champions to fly back to Chicago for a Game 6 on Friday night. “We’ve got warriors here,” Boozer said. “If we’re healthy next season, we’re going to be pretty good.” The Heat say they have more than a few of those warrior-types as well, including Wade, who said privately before the game that he was amused about constant speculation surrounding his knee — which has been banged up for weeks. When the stakes were highest Wednesday, he was there for the Heat. “I’ll go on and on about how great he is,” James said. “I really don’t care for the trash talk that he receives.” When it was finally over, the Heat lingered on the court in celebration. Wade held on to the game ball as he shook a few fans’ hands, and he, James and Bosh exchanged some high-fives.


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BRIEFS Riggers down another top team with win at Fort Saskatchewan FORT SASKATCHEWAN — It’s only two games into the Sunburst Baseball League regular season, but the Red Deer Riggers have already defeated the two top teams from last season. They opened the season with a 7-0 win over the Parkland White Sox at home Tuesday, then downed the defending league champion Fort Saskatchewan A’s 6-1 in eight innings Wednesday. Matt Davis started on the mound and allowed a run on two hits while Josh Edwards gave up a hit over two innings. Mike Ronnie slammed a two-run home run for the Riggers while Matt Fay was three-for-five and Jason Chatwood two-for-three and six-for-eight on the season. The Riggers return to action Tuesday when they host Edmonton Confederation Park at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

Bantam AA Braves down Dodgers The Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves put a 12-7 loss to the Lacombe Dodgers Tuesday in Lacombe behind them, recording a 12-2 win over the Dodgers in bantam AA baseball action at Great Chief Park Wednesday. Lynx Ledene started on the mound for the Braves and worked 4 2/3 innings, fanning seven while allowing one run on two hits and a walk. Nick Vall came on and threw one pitch to get the final out in the fifth. Jared Lower was two-for-two at the plate while scoring twice and stealing a pair of bases. The Braves return to action next Wednesday in Stettler.

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AAA Midget Brave pitcher Taran Oulton throws from the mound at Great Chief Park against the Okotoks Black Dawgs in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League action, Wednesday night. Oulton of Rocky Mountain House pitched six strong innings but took the loss as the Braves fell to the topranked Dawgs 4-1. Braves head coach Cam Moon said his team put forward a great effort against an outstanding team. The Braves return to action Saturday when they face Fort McMurray in a doubleheader at Great Chief Park starting at noon.

First leg of Canadian championship ends in draw SOCCER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The Amway Canadian Championship will come down to a one-game final two weeks from now in Vancouver after the Whitecaps secured a scoreless draw in Montreal against the Impact in the opening leg. Both teams emphasized the positives after Wednesday night’s draw at Saputo Stadium. The Whitecaps are happy to have home-field advantage in the deciding game at B.C. Place on May 29, though Montreal can secure a crucial tiebreaker with an away goal in the twogame, total-goals final. “I guess both teams will be aware that they won’t want to take an away goal if we go out there and lead 1-0,” Impact captain Patrice Bernier said. “I’m thinking it’s going to be a more open game. It’s going to be a final so at the end it’s going to be the last game. There’s no third game that’s going to be played. It’s either going to go into overtime or it’s going to be solved in 90 minutes.” Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton posted the clean sheet and Vancouver’s Alain Rochat had two solid scoring chances in the first half, including a header off a corner kick in the 32nd minute that was stopped on

the goal-line by Montreal midfielder Justin Mapp. “We’re happy with the result tonight,” Rochat said. Vancouver defender Andy O’Brien acknowledged that the Whitecaps will have to move away from the concentrated defensive approach the team took in the opening leg. “I think maybe in the second leg we’ll have to open up a little bit but we’ve got plenty of time to prepare for that,” O’Brien said. Impact defender Jeb Brovsky was bloodied about the face in the 88th minute when he collided with Vancouver’s Jordan Harvey as both went up for a ball kicked deep into the box by Montreal defender Matteo Ferrari. Brovsky, who returned to finish the game, went to the hospital after the game to check for a broken nose and possible facial fractures. “That’s Jeb. He’s a warrior,” Impact coach Marco Schallibaum said. “His nose was over here (on the side of his face). You have to respect a player like that because he gives it his all.” The Whitecaps are appearing in their third championship series since the tournament format changed in 2011 from a round robin to two playoff rounds. Vancouver lost the first two ACC finals to Toronto FC, which won four straight Voyageurs Cup titles from 2009-12. “I thought we did a good job of shutting them down,” Whitecaps coach

Martin Rennie said. “We had a couple of chances ourselves and it would have been nice to have stolen one of those, but I think we’ve given ourselves a good chance going into the second leg.” Impact striker Marco Di Vaio lifted his arms to appeal, though to no avail, for a handball in the 74th minute when his shot from inside the box off a pass from Brovsky was blocked. Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush jumped to stop Erik Hurtado’s shot in injury time at the end of the second half. Di Vaio had a scoring chance 19 minutes in when he curled around to the front to fire a shot from 25 yards out. Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton made the stop but had to scramble to recover his rebound. Montreal captain Patrice Bernier put a shot just wide of the right post moments later in the 21st minute.

Vancouver threatened in the 32nd minute when Rochat’s shot was stopped by Bush. Rochat had a second straight opportunity to go for goal on the ensuing corner kick but Mapp blocked his header just inside the right post. Montreal coach Marco Schallibaum exchanged heated words with Whitecaps assistant coach Paul Ritchie on the sidelines after the Impact picked up its third yellow card in a span of seven minutes when Di Vaio was cautioned in the 33rd minute for his tackle on Matt Watson. Defender Hassoun Camara was shown Montreal’s first yellow card for fouling Vancouver captain Nigel ReoCoker on a hard tackle 26 minutes in. The Impact’s Collen Warner was also cautioned in the 31st minute. “There could have been three, four, five or six cautions the other way,” Schallibaum said.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IRVING, Texas — Jason Dufner outwardly showed little emotion last year when he won the Byron Nelson Championship in the midst of his incredible stretch of golf. The same goes for Dufner when things aren’t going as well, such as this season. “I don’t show it, but obviously it’s going on inside. I played a lot of rounds this year with frustration and anger on my mind,” Dufner said Wednesday. “I’ve got a good way of hiding the good and the bad. But there has been more anger and frustration this year than there was last year, for sure.” His victory at the Nelson, after which there was no overwhelming outburst of excitement, capped a four-week span in which Dufner got his first two PGA Tour victories and also got married. He followed that with a runner-up finish at Colonial, a fourthplace finish at the U.S. Open and made 21 consecutive cuts to end the season. “I don’t reflect on it very much at all,” he said. “Nothing is staying the same in golf. You’re either getting better or you’re getting worse. At this moment in time, I’m a little bit worse than I was last year.” Heading into Thursday’s opening round of the Nelson, Dufner hasn’t had a top-10 fin-

ish this season and has already missed two cuts — twice as many as last year. He is coming off his worst round of the season, a closing 80 at The Players Championship with three double bogeys while never hitting a ball in the water. The last person to win consecutive Nelsons was Tom Watson, who won three in a row from 1978-80. The only other back-to-back winners are Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead. A week after The Players, the Nelson field includes only six of the top 25 players in the world ranking, led No. 7 Louis Oosthuizen — who missed the cut last year in his only previous Nelson appearance. “I would rather come in a bit more in form than coming in topranked player (in the field),” said Oosthuizen, who tied for 19th last week but hasn’t made consecutive cuts in his seven PGA Tour events this year. Playing on Nelson sponsor exemptions are Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old amateur from China in his second PGA Tour event since making the cut at the Masters, and 19-year-old Jordan Spieth. He is playing in the Nelson for the third time, this time as a pro who has made six of nine cuts and already won nearly $700,000 this season. As an amateur at the Nelson, he tied for 16th as a 16-year-old in 2010, then played on the same day as his high school graduation two years ago

when he tied for 32nd. “This tournament is dear to my heart, and it gave me a big bump when I was able to get the exemption and take advantage when I was 16 and 17,” said Spieth. “Now back in a little different position now, not in school anymore, but I could be more excited to be back here. This is my favourite event of the year.” While Dufner might not reflect on that impressive stretch last season, the TPC Four Seasons conjures good memories and those couple of months did give him a good perspective on his potential level of play. His return to North Texas also could revive the viral sensation of “Dufnering.” When Dufner made an appearance two months ago to promote the Nelson, there was a picture tweeted of the sleepyeyed golfer sitting on the floor and slouched against a wall in a school classroom with kids. Fellow golfers and others mimicked the shot with their own poses posted on Twitter. The hashtag (hash)dufnering emerged, and there are still people posting their own version. “I was just sitting and somebody decided to take a picture and put it on the Internet,” he said. “I didn’t take it too seriously. Like most things in my life, I don’t take things too seriously. But it’s been a good response and I think people have had a kick out of it.”

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NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7)

Los Angeles at San Jose, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Los Angeles at San Jose, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23 x-San Jose at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26 x-Los Angeles at San Jose, TBA Tuesday, May 28 x-San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x — If necessary.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh (1) vs. Ottawa (7) (Pittsburgh leads series 1-0) Tuesday’s result Pittsburgh 4 Ottawa 1 Friday’s game Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Sunday’s game Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26 x-Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBA Tuesday, May 28 x-Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBA

Wednesday, May 15: Syracuse 3, Springfield 0 Friday, May 17: Springfield at Syracuse, 5 p.m. x-Saturday, May 18: Springfield at Syracuse, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 21: Syracuse at Springfield, 5 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 22: Syracuse at Springfield, 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s summary Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 4 First Period 1. Chicago, Hossa 4 (Toews, Sharp) 9:03 (pp) 2. Detroit, Brunner 3 (Nyquist, Ericsson) 10:57 Penalties — Nyquist Det (hooking) 8:01, Shaw Chi (tripping) 12:18, Shaw Chi (boarding) 16:42. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Leddy Chi (delay of game) 2:28, Quincey Det (holding) 4:57, Abdelkader Det (slashing, roughing), Bolland Chi (roughing, slashing) 10:06, Kronwall Det (tripping) 13:26. Third Period 3. Chicago, Oduya 2 (Sharp, Kane) 8:02 4. Chicago, Kruger 2 (Carcillo, Leddy) 11:23 5. Chicago, Sharp 6 (Hjalmarsson) 19:11 (en) Penalties — None Shots on goal Detroit 7 5 9 — 21 Chicago 6 17 19 — 42 Goal — Detroit: Howard (L,4-4-0); Chicago: Crawford (W,5-1-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Detroit: 0-3; Chicago: 1-3. Attendance — 21,494 (19,717).

Boston (4) vs. N.Y. Rangers (6) Thursday’s game N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 5:30 p.m. Sunday’s game N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 25 x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston TBA Monday, May 27 x-Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBA Wednesday, May 29 x-N.Y. Rangers at Boston, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago (1) vs. Detroit (7) (Chicago leads series 1-0) Wednesday’s result Chicago 4 Detroit 1 Saturday’s game Detroit at Chicago, 11 a.m. Monday, May 20 Chicago at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25 x-Detroit at Chicago, TBA Monday, May 27 x-Chicago at Detroit, TBA Wednesday, May 29 x-Detroit at Chicago, TBA

AHL Playoffs (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS BEST OF 7 EASTERN CONFERENCE Providence 3, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0 Friday, May 10: Providence 8, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 5 Saturday, May 11: Providence 4, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 2 Wednesday, May 15: Providence 2, Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton 1, OT Friday, May 17: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. x-Saturday, May 18: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton, 5:05 p.m. x-Monday, May 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 5:05 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 5:05 p.m.

Los Angeles (5) vs. San Jose (6) (Los Angeles leads series 1-0) Tuesday’s result Los Angeles 2 San Jose 0 Thursday’s game San Jose at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday’s game

WESTERN CONFERENCE Grand Rapids 2, Toronto 1 Friday, May 10: Grand Rapids 7, Toronto 0 Saturday, May 11: Toronto 4, Grand Rapids 2 Wednesday, May 15: Grand Rapids 5, Toronto 4 Friday, May 17: Toronto at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18: Toronto at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 21: Grand Rapids at Toronto, 5 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 22: Grand Rapids at Toronto, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City 2, Texas 1 Thursday, May 9: Oklahoma City 2, Texas 1, OT Saturday, May 11: Texas 2, Oklahoma City 1 Monday, May 13: Oklahoma City 4, Texas 0 Wednesday, May 15: Texas at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16: Texas at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. x-Monday, May 20: Oklahoma City at Texas, 6:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 21: Oklahoma City at Texas, 6:30 p.m. RBC Cup Canadian Junior A Championship PRELIMINARY ROUND GP W Surrey (West1) 3 3 Summerside (host) 3 2 Brooks (West2) 3 2 Minnesota (Central) 4 1 Truro (East) 3 0

L 0 1 1 3 3

GF 17 12 14 9 4

GA 4 7 7 19 19

Pt 6 4 4 2 0

Tuesday’s results Minnesota 5 Truro 3 Summerside 3 Brooks 1

New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto

GB — 2 2 4 1/2 8 1/2

Thursday’s games Brooks vs. Surrey, noon Truro vs. Summerside, 4:30 p.m. End of preliminary round PLAYOFFS Saturday’s games First place vs. Fourth place, 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. Second place vs. Third place, 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.

Syracuse 3, Springfield 0 Friday, May 10: Syracuse 5, Springfield 2 Saturday, May 11: Syracuse 5, Springfield 3

Sunday’s game Championship Semifinal winners, 4 p.m.

(Williams 2-1), 8:05 p.m.

Toronto 10, San Francisco 6 Cincinnati 6, Miami 2 Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 4 St. Louis 10, N.Y. Mets 4 Arizona 2, Atlanta 0 L.A. Dodgers 2, Washington 0

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 22 16 .579 22 17 .564 19 17 .528 18 19 .486 17 21 .447

GB — 1/2 2 3 1/2 5

Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 26 14 .650 20 22 .476 19 21 .475 15 24 .385 11 30 .268

GB — 7 7 10 1/2 15 1/2

Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2 San Diego 3, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 3 Toronto 10, San Francisco 6 Detroit 6, Houston 2 Tampa Bay 5, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 4, Minnesota 2 L.A. Angels 6, Kansas City 2 Texas 6, Oakland 5, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games San Diego 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4 Houston 7, Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 9, Minnesota 4 Texas 6, Oakland 2 Seattle 12, N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 11, San Francisco 3 Boston 9, Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City at L.A. Angels, Late Thursday’s Games Seattle (Harang 1-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 4-2), 5:05 p.m. Boston (Doubront 3-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-2), 5:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 4-3) at Texas (Darvish 6-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 2-1) at L.A. Angels

Friday’s Games Houston at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Detroit at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H Loney TB 39 116 17 44 MiCabrera Det 38 157 29 58 Mauer Min 36 146 24 51 Machado Bal 40 172 30 59 Pedroia Bos 40 156 25 53

Pct. .379 .369 .349 .343 .340

Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 11; Encarnacion, Toronto, 11; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 11; Arencibia, Toronto, 10; Cano, New York, 10; NCruz, Texas, 10; VWells, New York, 10.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 22 18 .550 21 18 .538 19 22 .463 14 23 .378 11 29 .275

GB — 1/2 3 1/2 6 1/2 11

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 26 13 .667 24 16 .600 23 17 .575 17 23 .425 16 22 .421

GB — 2 3 9 9

San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 23 17 .575 23 18 .561 21 19 .525 18 21 .462 16 22 .421

Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 2 Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 3, 12 innings San Diego 3, Baltimore 2

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

GB — 1/2 2 4 1/2 6

EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 4, 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: Miami 94, Chicago 91 Indiana 3, 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: Indiana 93, New York 82 Thursday, May 16: Indiana at New York, 6 p.m. x-Saturday, May 18: New York at Indiana, 6 p.m. x-Monday, May 20: Indiana at New York, 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games San Diego 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 10, Philadelphia 4 Arizona 5, Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 3, Milwaukee 1 Toronto 11, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 4, Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 3 St. Louis 4, N.Y. Mets 2 Washington at L.A. Dodgers, Late Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-4) at St. Louis (Wainwright 5-2), 11:45 a.m. Milwaukee (Burgos 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 1-0), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 4-0) at Miami (Fernandez 2-2), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 2-2) at Colorado (Chacin 3-2), 6:40 p.m. Washington (Strasburg 1-5) at San Diego (Volquez 3-3), 8:10 p.m. Friday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Miami, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H CGomez Mil 37 137 22 50 Segura Mil 37 146 21 51 AdGonzalez LAD 35 123 10 42 YMolina StL 38 143 12 48 Votto Cin 40 150 27 49

Pct. .365 .349 .341 .336 .327

Home Runs JUpton, Atlanta, 13; Beltran, St. Louis, 10; Buck, New York, 10; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 10; Harper, Washington, 10; Choo, Cincinnati, 9; CGonzalez, Colorado, 9; Rizzo, Chicago, 9.

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 3, Golden State 2 Monday, May 6: San Antonio 129, Golden State 127, 2OT Wednesday, May 8: Golden St. 100, San Antonio 91 Friday, May 10: San Antonio 102, Golden State 92 Sunday, May 12: Golden State 97, San Antonio 87, OT Tuesday, May 14: San Antonio 109, Golden State 91 Thursday, May 16: San Antonio at Golden State, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 19: Golden State at San Antonio, TBA Memphis 4, Oklahoma City 1 Sunday, May 5: Oklahoma City 93, Memphis 91 Tuesday, May 7: Memphis 99, Oklahoma City 93 Saturday, May 11: Memphis 87, Oklahoma City 81 Monday, May 13: Memphis 103, Oklahoma City 97, OT Wednesday, May 15: Memphis 88, Oklahoma City 84

Ladies Fastball Red Deer Ladies Fastball W L 4 0 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 2

TNT Athletics Snell/Osland Badgers N Jensen Bandits U18 Rage Stettler Heat

T 0 1 0 1 0

Pts 8 5 4 3 2

Conaco/Phillips Threat Shooters

1 0

2 3

0 0

2 0

Tuesday’s scores T & T Athletics 13 Shooters 0 U18 Rage 3 Badgers 3 Conaco Phillips Threat 9 N. Jensen’s Bandits 7

Transactions TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed INF Dominique Samyn. Released C George Carroll.

Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

Wednesday’s result Surrey 5 Minnesota 0

Baseball American League East Division W L Pct 25 15 .625 23 17 .575 23 17 .575 20 19 .513 17 24 .415

NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP Trevor Bauer to Columbus (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS — Assigned RHP Philip Humber outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent RHP Joba Chamberlain to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and LHP Cesar Cabral to Tampa (FSL) for rehab assignments. Selected the contract of INF David Adams from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Designated 3B Chris Nelson for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Optioned OF Michael Taylor to Sacramento (PCL). Reinstated OF Coco Crisp from the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Richmond on a minor league contract and assigned him to extended spring training. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Sent RHP Dustin McGowan to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Reinstated RHP Zack Greinke from the 15-day DL. Placed RHP Josh Beckett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 14. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Carlos Zambrano on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed INF John McDonald on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Jordy Mercer from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Released RHP Fautino De Los Santos. American Association GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS — Signed INF Juan M. Richardson and RHP Jake Cowan. Released OF Eldred Barnett, RHP Wes Alsup and RHP Justin Erasmus. KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Released RHP Derek McGowan and C Mike Thomas. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Signed INF Mike Richard, RHP Mike Ness and C Elvin Millan. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed OF Dany Deschamps and INF Maxime Lefevre. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed C Billy Alvino.

FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS — Announced the retirement of LB Rolando McClain. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed LB Kiki Alonso. CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed P Jordan Gay. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed C Tyler Horn. Released RB George Winn and OT Dann O’Neill. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Signed FB Braden Wilson. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Promoted Jason Jenkins to vice-president of communications. Signed QB Aaron Corp. Waived LS Patrick Scales. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed Gs Jeff Baca and Travis Bond and P Jeff Locke. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed DB Duron Harmon. Released DL Kyle Love. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed KR Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Agreed to terms with DT Akeem Spence. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed RB Chris Thompson and WR Lance Lewis. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed WR Carl Fitzgerald and P Billy Pavlopoulas. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League EDMONTON RUSH — Signed general manager and coach Derek Keenan to a two-year contract. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Reduced the two-game suspension of San Jose F Marvin Chavez to one game. Suspended Vancouver D Johnny Leveron, Chivas D Mario De Luna, Colorado F Edson Buddle and Real Salt Lake D Kwame Watson-Siriboe one game and fined them undisclosed amounts for their actions in recent games. D.C. UNITED — Announced the retirement of D Robbie Russell.

HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY The Rimbey Spartans downed the Lacombe Rams 32-27 in Central Alberta High School Girls’ Rugby League play Wednesday.Andrea Anderson and Sylvia VonGunten had two tries each for the Spartans with singles added by Angie McWhirter and Jenna Butcher. Anderson added a convert while McWhirter was the Spartans player of the match. Erica Goelema was the Rams player of the match.

HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER Kiera Fujimoto and Tanis Sudlow scored two goals each to lead the Lindsay Thurber Raiders to an 8-0 win over Central Alberta Christian High School of Lacombe in Central Alberta High School Girls’ Soccer League play Wednesday. Rachelle Doyon, Mikaela Kykkanen, Gaia Shaw and Taylor Snider added single goals.

Canada looking to shut down Sedins BY THE CANADIAN PRESS STOCKHOLM, Sweden — For Canada to get past the IIHF World Championship quarter-final for the first time in four years, the Sedins must be contained. Vancouver Canucks forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin joined the host country after Canada’s 3-0 win over Sweden in the preliminary round. The addition of twin brothers and Canucks defenceman Alex Edler inject confidence and offence into Sweden that the team lacked earlier in the tournament. Canada expects an improved opponent Thursday at the Globe Arena. “With their additions to their team, we’ve got to make sure we’re doing the right things with the puck,” Canadian forward Jordan Eberle said. “You can’t turn it over with the high offence they have.” The quarter-final has been Canada’s banana peel lately with three straight losses knocking Canadian teams out of medal contention. Eberle, an Edmonton Oilers forward, was a part of all those losses and doesn’t want an early exit a fourth time. “For me, anyway, it’s been a game that’s been tough to get by, so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow night,” he said. “Playing Sweden in Sweden, it doesn’t get much better than that. “We want to make sure we’re bringing our best in a one-game elimination that any team can win. You can’t be soft that night or else you’re in trouble.” Canada (5-1-1-0) finished second in the Stockholm pool ahead of thirdseeded Sweden (5-2). Unbeaten Switzerland and the Czech Republic meet in the group’s other quarter-final Thursday. The quarter-final matchups in cohost Helsinki are Russia versus the United States and Finland against Slovakia. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin is expected in Russia’s lineup Thursday.

Canada’s anti-Sedin weapon is their Canucks teammate Dan Hamhuis, both in the intelligence he can provide on the twins and the positionally-sound game he knows to play against them. “I certainly have a lot of experience playing against them in practice and with them a lot,” Hamhuis acknowledged. “They’re a real challenge. “I really think it’s a group effort out there. Certainly it’s a lot of pressure on the two guys who are covering them, but it’s a huge responsibility of the other guys too to cover the guys they’re looking to pass to and make sure they don’t get open.” Henrik Sedin said he watched his country’s round robin game against Canada on television when he was still in Vancouver. “They’ve got a great team on paper,” he said of Canada. “They brought top guys from each team. It’s almost an all-star team over there. It can be a tough game, but if we play our game and keep it tight, we might get them a little bit frustrated maybe.” Buffalo Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth single-handedly kept the round-robin game between the two countries close by foiling Canada on several golden scoring chances early in the game. Head coach Lindy Ruff wouldn’t comment on his starter, but Mike Smith’s 33 saves for the shutout against Sweden in the round robin means he’s likely Canada’s man in net. Henrik Sedin was quoted in Swedish media saying the Phoenix Coyotes goaltender dives to draw penalties in the NHL. “That’s fine,” Smith responded. “I go back there and do my job and clear the puck. Whatever happens, happens.” Hamhuis has logged the most minutes on the team in the two games since his arrival Saturday. Canada continued to shore up the blue-line with the addition of Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban. The finalist for this season’s Norris Trophy that goes to the NHL’s top de-

fenceman skated with the team for the first time Wednesday and was paired with Jay Harrison. The Ottawa Senators eliminated his Habs in the first round of NHL playoffs last week. Subban tied with Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang for the most points by a defenceman in the NHL this season with 38. So he’s expected to generate offence from the back end, particularly on the power play with his booming shot. Subban spent his Ontario Hockey League career playing on wide ice at Belleville’s Yardman Arena.

“I’m quite familiar in terms of how to take the rush and how to use the size of the ice to your advantage, but at the same token, I haven’t played on that rink in four or five years,” Subban pointed out. “This is my first game of the tournament. It’s been four days since I played a game and it’s a little bit different coming from a playoff game thinking you’re not even going to play hockey until next September to all of a sudden being in quarter-final game, Canada versus Sweden. That alone is a challenge.”

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WHO’S MAN ENOUGH TO WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES? Central Alberta Outreach Society’s wants to know who’s man enough to Walk a Mile in Her Shoes at noon on May 23. The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness of sexualized violence in their community. Money raised by the second-annual Red Deer walk will help support 16 programs and services offered by the society. Last year, more than 85 men participated. Registration cost is $50 per person and includes a pair of red high heels. A barbecue will follow the walk. For information, visit www. womensoutreach.ca or call 403-347-2480.

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The Town of Sylvan Lake is taking another look at garage suites after a number of residents complained about the secondstorey additions. A number of residents opposed to the suites built above garages have complained to council in open mic sessions. They argue the suites intrude on their privacy and lower property values. Residents have also complained that suites have been approved even when residents have voiced their objection.

Mayor Susan Samson said the bylaw allowing garage suites was passed by a previous council and those sitting now want to review reasons for that decision. “They wanted to take step back and just re-evaluate the whole situation.” Town planning staff had recommended garage suites be prohibited in most residential areas. They would be allowed at council’s discretion, in direct control districts, such as the lakeshore area. Samson said council didn’t support going that far without more review. “At the next council meeting, we’re going to discuss the concerns brought up by residents,” said Samson. Council will see what it is residents are opposed to and what measures could be

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MOST BEAUTIFUL GARDENS To inspire those with green thumbs and those without at the start of another gardening season, the Red Deer Public Library is hosting a session highlighting the most beautiful gardens in the world. From 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. on May 22, interesting and fun facts and stories on the topic will be presented in a visual format. The event will be held in the Snell Auditorium. All are welcome.

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Guilty pleas coming on some charges against woman BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF

THE HUB’S FIRST MARKET Gardeners are invited to buy bedding plants for a worthy cause in downtown Red Deer on Friday. The Hub on Ross is holding its Local First Market, which will run every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. People can get bedding and vegetable plants. It’s located at 4936 Ross St. The market features local produce from TR Greenhouses of Lacombe and other locally based businesses. Proceeds go towards social efforts. Check out the market and listen to live free music.

taken to make them more palatable. One option is to earmark certain properties as having the potential for garage suites ahead of development, similar to approaches taken in communities such as Red Deer when dealing with basement suites. “We decided not to throw the baby out with the bath water until we’ve had a real good hard look at it.” Garage suites may have a role in providing more affordable and diverse housing options, she said. “Garage suites also give an opportunity for homeowners to bring in a second income,” and help them afford a mortgage, she added. The issue is expected to be discussed at the May 27 council meeting. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

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Taylor Holien of Blue Grass Nursery Sod and Garden Centres rakes topsoil around the root ball of a poplar tree planted along Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake on Wednesday. About 250 trees including, Elms, White Spruce and various shrubs as well as sod are being added to the landscaping along the beach and will be enjoyed this summer.

Johnston running for council BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Engaging community associations are central to Red Deer’s newest city council candidate’s hopes for election. Ken Johnston, 59, is a bank manager at Scotiabank in Red Deer. He moved here in 1996 and has been an involved community member ever since. The past president of the Red Deer Rotary Club has also sat on boards in the com- Ken Johnston munity including the Westerner, chamber of commerce, STARS Air Ambulance and Parkland Youth Homes. It is the entrepreneurial spirit of the city that impresses Johnston. “I have complete respect for the entrepreneurial spirit that got us here and also the entrepreneurial spirit we need to capitalize on in terms of where Red Deer is going to be in the five, 10, 15 years,” said Johnston. Touting his knowledge and experience in the financial industry Johnston said: “I want to have some input

in terms of saying what opportunities exist for us to be able to take whatever tax increases we’re planning and make them as reasonable as we can be,” said Johnston. He wants to engage and empower Red Deer’s 18 community organizations. “When I think of the ability to get grassroots issues, things like policing, infrastructure, “I see working and building relationships with those community associations.” In his experience he has learned the value of involving every stakeholder imaginable, taking a day to think about it and then involving even more stakeholders. “I have the skill sets, I have the community experience and I have the energy and capacity to serve the city going forward.” Also in the running for council are newcomers David Helm, Serge Gingras, Tanya Handley, Troy Wavrecan, Darren Young, Lawrence Lee, Calvin Goulet-Jones, Bob Bevins and Matt Chapin, and incumbents, Paul Harris, Dianne Wyntjes, Lynne Mulder and Buck Buchanan. Mayor Morris Flewwelling is not seeking re-election. Coun. Cindy Jefferies, William Horn and Chad Mason are running for mayor. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

Kruger seeks school board seat A Red Deer College computer software instructor is seeking a spot on the board of Red Deer Public Schools. Lianne Kruger said she would like to contribute to the school division, in part because she

believes it’s a great one. She also likes being on boards and organizing things. Plus education is important to this longtime teacher. “The economy is bad so we need to find innovative ways to give kids a great education, so they don’t lose out,” said Kruger. She has served on a number of volunteer boards.

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Guilty pleas are being negotiated on a least some of the charges facing a Red Deer woman who has been arrested three times this year on drug-related offences. Currently in custody, Alexa Czerniak, 27, was first arrested in mid-January and charged with trafficking cocaine. She was arrested again on Feb. 7 by Red Deer City RCMP, who were following up on a drug investigation that resulted in a raid in an apartment at 63rd Street and 69th Avenue. Police allege that officers saw a woman conduct a drug transaction from a vehicle, but she drove away when an attempt was made to arrest her, striking a police car with her vehicle before she was stopped and taken into custody. Two men were arrested in the apartment, where police allege finding quantities of illegal drugs, including powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, along with a significant but undisclosed quantity of cash. Released on a recognizance, Czerniak was arrested again on March 8 and charged with additional drug offences, as well as breaching conditions of her earlier release. Charges against her include trafficking narcotics, possession of drugs for trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime, dangerous driving, flight from police, resisting arrest, theft, assault, unlawful confinement and breaching conditions of her release. In Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday, defence counsel Luke Kurata said Czerniak is prepared to go to trial on some of the charges and will plead guilty to others. Kurata said he was not prepared to speak to the charges on Wednesday afternoon, however, because he was suffering the effects of a dental procedure and felt he could not fairly represent his client as a result. He and his client are to return to court on the afternoon of May 28. Also charged in the Feb. 7 raid were Ryan Karol, 30, and Calgary resident Daniel Apetrea, 34. Apetrea pleaded guilty on Wednesday to three counts of breaching conditions of a recognizance. Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis said that, while he was arrested in the apartment, he was not considered to be part of the drug activities that were based there. Apetrea, whose criminal record includes more that 100 previous convictions, was ordered to serve five months in jail, minus 98 days credit for the time he has spent in remand since his arrest. Karol was charged with possession of narcotics for trafficking, simple possession and possession of the proceeds of crime. Karol is to return to court on May 28 to enter pleas on those charges, as well as drug charges laid on March 27 after police raided house on 45th Avenue and 50th Street in Red Deer. bkossowan@reddeeradvocate.com

ARMED STANDOFF, ROBBERY

Man faces charges A 27-year-old man faces several firearm-related charges following Tuesday’s standoff with police in Highland Green. At about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, RCMP received a complaint of an armed robbery with a firearm outside an apartment building on Parke Avenue in Red Deer. Suspects in the robbery were quickly located at a townhouse at Halman Heights in Highland Green. Several people left the residence voluntarily and were taken into custody. Others refused to co-operate with police. An emergency response police team from Calgary was called to the scene. Nearby townhouses were evacuated and Halman Crescent was closed to traffic during a police standoff. By 10 a.m., the remaining suspects were extracted by police. RCMP said no one was injured during the standoff. Red Deer City RCMP have laid 18 charges against David James Kertesz, of no fixed address. Charges include kidnapping while using a firearm, three counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of extortion with a firearm, three counts of forcible confinement, three counts of pointing a firearm, two counts of uttering threats, two counts of using a firearm while committing an offence, and one count of possession of a dangerous weapon. Kertesz was remanded into custody and will appear in Red Deer provincial court on Friday.


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BRIEFS Saturday market prompts traffic change Red Deer’s Public Market opens on Saturday with a new traffic twist. To address congestion and safety concerns, the city will close 43rd Street from 8 a.m. to noon. Motorists will not be able to turn onto 43rd Street from 48th Avenue for those four hours. Access to the parking lot near the tennis courts will be open from 47th Avenue but no parking will be allowed on 43rd Street. All nearby parking lots will still be available but residents are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit. “Historically, there have been a number of safety issues and traffic backups in the area on Saturday mornings,” said Deb Comfort, the city’s neighbourhood facilities and community development supervisor. “We hope this will make for a safer and more enjoyable environment as people grab some produce and chat with friends.”

Break-in suspects face trial Two men accused of break-ins and thefts from Red Deer businesses have been ordered to stand trial. Christopher William Davis of Red Deer and Jaret Szoke of Sylvan Lake had previously elected trial by Court of Queen’s Bench judge and jury, but had not decided whether to go straight to trial or ask for a preliminary hearing. In court on Tuesday, their lawyers determined that the case should go straight to trial without the preliminary hearing. Such inquiries are generally held to weigh the Crown’s case against a suspect or suspects. Davis and Szoke, both 35, were arrested on Feb. 26 by police investigating a series of property crimes, including break-in and theft at the Peavey Mart store at the south side of Red Deer. Police allege that a search of a home in Sylvan Lake and of a vehicle pulled over in Red Deer uncovered a variety of stolen tools and other goods

reported missing from Red Deer businesses including Peavey Mart, the Loblaw gas station and Baker Petrolite. Both accused remain in custody pending the outcome of their trial. A date has not been set.

Dawe community centre closed today The G.H. Dawe Community Centre will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today due to its hosting a private function. The facility will be open to the public from 6:30 to 9 a.m., prior to the event, with lane swimming running as scheduled. At 4 p.m., the facility will reopen to the public. Kidz Place Child Minding will open at 5 p.m.; regularly scheduled preschool programming will not be affected.

Have you registered your chickens? The deadline to count your chickens and register with the city is quickly approaching. Residents have until June 21 to register up to six chickens with the city’s Inspections and Licensing Department. In February, Red Deer city council formalized a pilot project allowing residents to have up to six chickens in their backyard. Over the next 10 months, city administration will work with urban chicken owners and the public to gather feedback and assess whether to keep egglaying hens in the city. No new chickens will be permitted to live in the city after June 21 unless they have already been registered. The pilot comes to a close on March 31, 2014. Results of the Urban Chicken Pilot Project will be presented to council for consideration before Feb. 28, 2014. Residents are invited to provide feedback on urban chickens by contacting Inspections and Licensing at 403-342-8190 or inspections@reddeer. ca.

Officers to focus on weekend traffic Eaton believes a co-ordinated effort between education and enforcement will address traffic safety. And while most Albertans understand the importance of safe driving, there’s a small, persistent group of drivers who need to be reminded of the real consequences, Eaton said. “Our job is to remind them through education and, if necessary, by enforcing the Traffic Safety Act,” said Eaton. It’s important to get out on the roads because of the excess traffic, he added. He encouraged drivers to be patient and slow down. If anyone decides to speed or drive illegally, Eaton had this warning: “You may find one of our members in your rearview mirror,” said Eaton.

Mounties and highway sheriffs will be out in full force through Central Alberta as travellers head out for the May long weekend. Integrated Traffic Units will focus on impaired driving, seat-belt use, speeding, intersection violations and travelling criminals from Friday through Monday. Supt. Howard Eaton, officer in charge of RCMP K Division traffic services, said more than 300 officers will be on the roads ensuring the safety of drivers and their passengers. Of those, about one-third will be in Central Alberta. “You have all the (police/sheriff) members on Hwy 2 and then you have Blackfalds, Rocky Mountain House ...” said Eaton on Wednesday.

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KRUGER: Volunteers, teaches Currently, she is volunteering with the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, the centennial committee for the City of Red Deer, Central Alberta Historical Society, and Red Deer Branch of the Alberta Genealogical Society. She also volunteers at Special Olympics swim meets, with her church, and teaches high school students before school each morning for an hour. Kruger has a computer program-

ming degree and has taught computer courses since 1982. “I understand the importance of technology for the students to help them be prepared for their lives in the world. “Therefore teachers also need to be taught for the constant change in technology. “Support staff also need training for the constant changes.” Kruger also supports that Red Deer Public emphasizes literacy, inclusion and high school completion. The 53-year-old is married to Ephraim and they have five children and two grandchildren. She can be found through various social media: liannekruger.blogspot. com, facebook.com/kruger.trustee, and through Twitter at @liannekruger.

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Hemp will save world: Chong THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Grammy Awardwinning comedy duo Cheech and Chong based their 42-year career on counterculture humour with a particular emphasis on marijua- Tommy na use. Chong But these days Tommy Chong sees the recreational drug as something more than fodder for jokes about stoned hippies. The 74-year-old comedian thinks legalizing marijuana on a federal level would offer numerous benefits, including a boost to the U.S. economy if it were taxed. “Look at the situation we’re in now. Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world,” Chong said. ‘“There’s little manufacturing cost. You don’t have to do anything except watch it grow and get a couple of hippies to cut it and then put it in a bag. “Hemp itself is going to save the world,” Chong said. He notes the potential medical uses that have already inspired some states to legalize the drug. Nearly 20 states have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana, and two of them — Colorado and Washington — have totally legalized it. Chong’s comedy partner, Richard “Cheech” Marin, 66, thinks legalization will come in the next couple of years. “The tipping point is 24 states to legalize medical marijuana, so it’s coming soon,” said Marin.

A real 9/11 conversation THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST DIRECTOR HOPES PROVOCATIVE NEW MOVIE OFFERS MUCH-NEEDED CONTEXT ABOUT 9/11 BY CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Nearly 12 years after the horrific events of 9/11, acclaimed director Mira Nair says she’s still waiting for the Western world to have a real conversation about the impact of that day. Disappointed by “hot-blooded political theories” that reduced swaths of people to “the good guys or the bad guy,” the Indo-American filmmaker says she hopes her provocative new movie offers much-needed context. “In these last 12 years, in all the stuff that we have seen after 9/11 in terms of the movies, in terms of the media, in terms of the spin and the writing, I tell you it’s not a conversation — it’s a monologue,” Nair says in a recent promotional stop in Toronto. “It’s one point of view in which you will never hear the other side of the story. You will always see these amazing stories of American soldiers going to Iraq and Afghanistan and here and there but you will never see who they impact there.... “We need to recognize that in the other side of the world are human beings, just like who we are. But we don’t know them.” Nair says her globe-trotting drama The Reluctant Fundamentalist was very much about creating “that bridge.” Based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel of the same name, the film stars Riz Ahmed as the charmed Changez, a Princeton-educated Pakistani man who joins a prestigious financial-analysis firm in New York and soon rises through the corporate echelons under the guidance of his demanding boss, played by Kiefer Sutherland. Changez has a slick apartment, healthy salary and falls in love with a beautiful artist, played by Kate Hudson. He seems to be living the American Dream, and he revels in it, until the Sept. 11 attacks shake his world view irrevocably. As in the book, he recounts his own story largely through flashbacks to a U.S. journalist, Bobby Lincoln. But while the book was a monologue, Bobby gets his own story arc here, brought to life by Liev Schreiber.

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Changez (Riz Ahmed) takes Erica (Kate Hudson) by the hand in a scene from “The Reluctant Fundamentalist.” The themes of The Reluctant Fundamentalist could only be explored with more than a decade of hindsight, says Nair. “The film is really about fundamentalism and not fundamentalism as we understand it only to do with religion or terror, but more importantly in our film it’s about the fundamentalism of money and the collapse of this capitalist dream that we’ve seen, the financial collapse,” says Nair, who was born in Bhubaneswar, India but has split her home between India and New York for decades. “It’s that examination of the fundamentals that Changez understands — that in both the economics and in religion or terror, the industry of both these places is about the individual being subservient to the system. It’s not about the human being. It’s a belief system in which the human being does not matter but profit does.” The film includes footage of the towers being struck, with the lens focusing on Changez’s unexpected reaction. Nair says the film doesn’t mean to celebrate his momentary swell of admiration: “It’s basically saying: Look, the world is a complicated place and there are many reactions to

one thing.” “At that moment he doesn’t think of the destruction that it might have caused and of course when that sinks in it’s a different story,” she says. “We kind of wanted to reflect all facets of the complexity of many people’s reactions to the Twin Towers. But of course we tried to deal with it with great nuance and great delicacy but we also contextualize it in the film more so than in the book, perhaps.” Given the tough themes, she describes this as “the hardest film” she’s ever made because it was difficult to raise funds. “Investors came and investors went. This movie started twice and collapsed twice,” she notes. “One English financier said to my producer that he’d give us $2 million,” Nair adds, noting it was a pittance of what they were asking. “He said, ‘Well you can shoot it in (New York’s) Rockaway Beach, darling, but as long as you have a Muslim at the centre of it, that’s all you’re worth.”’ Nair, whose Salaam Bombay won the Camera d’Or at Cannes in 1988 and Monsoon Wedding won the Golden Lion in Venice in 2001, eventually found back-

ing from the Doha Film Institute. On Sept. 11, 2001, the 55-yearold director was attending the Toronto International Film Festival. She recalls worrying over her husband and son who were in New York, slated to get on a plane to join her later that day. When she eventually reunited with them in New York, she found a distinct shift in the way society viewed “people like me.” “New York City, which has been our home, my home for many years ... people who look like us were kind of given the vibe of being ’the other.’ Definitely a sense of being observed, definitely a sense of being just on a tight rope of sorts.” Nair says she hopes her film — which is mostly in English and some Urdu with English subtitles — can be illuminating for audiences. “People are so hungry, I think, to see another point of view, to see a world that is more global, that is more holistic rather than just one way of looking.” The Reluctant Fundamentalist opens Friday in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The film expands to other cities throughout the spring and summer.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

Spielberg, Lee up to old tricks, again change how I feel about him or even about myself.” Spielberg responded with his own CANNES, France — Asked about compliments of Lee. their recent history as Oscar rivals, “Ang and I have known each other Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee look at for a long time and we’ve never, eveach other hesitantly before Spielberg er been competitors,” said Spielberg. graciously offers, “After you.” “We’ve always been colleagues.” The two have come to the Cannes “I worship Life of Pi, therefore I worFilm Festival just months after facing ship Ang Lee,” the director added. off as the two favourites for best direc- “You are what you do. You are what tor at the Academy Awards. In Febru- you eat. You are what you shoot.” ary, Lee won the Oscar many expected Fresh off the to go to Spielberg Academy Awards, for his Civil War Spielberg and Lee epic Lincoln. compared the OsBut it was the cars with Cannes Taiwan-born Lee, — the two most who had previous- ‘ANG AND I HAVE KNOWN elite platforms for ly won the award Lee called EACH OTHER FOR A LONG movies. for Brokeback Cannes “more Mountain, who won TIME AND WE’VE NEVER, high-brow” and for his 3-D shipauteur-oriEVER BEEN COMPETITORS. “more wreck saga Life of ented,” while the Pi. YOU ARE WHAT YOU DO. Academy Awards, At Cannes, said, can be YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. he though, Spielberg more of a popularis something like YOU ARE WHAT YOU ity contest about Lee’s boss. He’s “how the wind SHOOT.’ president of the blows.” nine-person jury The interna— STEVEN SPIELBERG that Lee is also sittional jury also inting on. cludes Romanian They, along director Cristian with other jurors Mungiu, Scottish including Nicole Kidman and Chris- filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, Japanese toph Waltz, will select the Palme d’Or director Naomi Kawase, French acwinner — arguably the only honour on tor Daniel Auteuil and Bollywood star par with an Oscar — from the 20 films Vidya Balan. Over the next 12 days, the in competition at the French Riviera group will screen the in-competition festival. films at Cannes and deliberate on their On Wednesday, speaking to report- favourite. ers, the two evidenced no ill will from Spielberg also expressed prefera hard-fought Oscar season. Lee said ence for the Cannes process, lamentthe two are good friends and called ing the months-long Oscar race that he Spielberg “my hero.” compared to “a political cycle.” “I worship him,” Lee said. “I don’t “There’s no campaigning here,” know how he looks at me, but I wor- Spielberg said, “and that is a breath of ship him. I don’t think any result will fresh air for me.” BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Jury president Steven Spielberg, left, speaks with jury member Ang Lee during a photo call for the jury at the 66th international film festival, in Cannes on Wednesday.

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ability to control one’s appetite, whether it be for food, drugs, liquor, gambling, whatever. Unlike most other addictions, however, one cannot give up food altogether. So while we agree that there is hypocrisy, and of course moderation is best, there is in fact a difference between food, which is necessary for life, and alcohol, which is not. Imagine how much harder it would be to control your addiction if you were told that you absolutely must have three shots a day, but not a fourth. Or a beer. Or a replacement from the wellstocked pantry. Not an excuse, mind you. Just an observation. Dear Annie: I agree with “Retired Teacher” about high school guidance counselors. She is right on the money. Guidance counselors are not in schools to assist students with personal problems. That isn’t even in their job description. Their primary function is to advise students about the courses they need to graduate. After that, a multitude of assessment responsibilities fill their time. While many may wish they could counsel to the emotional well-being of their students, they simply don’t have the time. — K. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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A gorgeous male mountain bluebird hangs out on a fence wire just south and west of Ponoka. The belief is that his mate was in the nest box next to him. Getting to see this beautiful bird was a treat for the photographer and he wanted to pass it on to try to make your day.

as your appetite skyrockets. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are highly competitive today. You will do your utmost to distinguish yourself at any cost. You won’t accept being alike as others. You want to be known for your unique and distinct qualities. Mediocrity in all its forms frightens you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have some catching up to do today. You are embarking on a karmic path looking for a spiritual healing. Retiring from the external world sounds so appealing to you right now as you seek moments of serenity and peace. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You crave companionship and a friendly environment. Others notice your strength of purpose and your willpower attitude. Show them who the boss is while you are on centre stage. Others will take your lead quite naturally. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may be tempted to expose the darker side of you. Just because you are given an opportunity to get it your way it doesn’t mean that you should exhaust all your available resources. Try to compromise with the other party. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel

is highly favoured for you today. Exchange and interaction with people from abroad are likely to offer you some fantastic surprises. There is so much you can learn from a background or culture that differs from your own. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You prefer to lay low for now and simply deal with more serious issues in your life. You’re feeling emotionally intense and inquisitive. It’s your time to take care of your own needs and feed yourself with some soulful regeneration. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to prove to your family that you are not as ordinary as they might assume you to be. Deep within you an inner battle awakes and strives to be eccentric. Provoking others seems so much more stimulating to you right now. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are more desirous for privacy and solitude. Your defence mechanism will be activated such that you’re instinctively removing yourself from other people’s problems and drama. Your emotions will likely have a direct effect on your health. Remain positive. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/columnist.

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Election boosts pipeline chances CONSERVATIVE SEN. RICHARD NEUFELD, BRITISH COLUMBIA’S FORMER LIBERAL ENERGY MINISTER, SAYS NORTHER GATEWAY PIPELINE STILL FACES AN UPHILL BATTLE BY ROB GILLIES THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO — The re-election of British Columbia’s Liberal government means a pipeline from Alberta to Canada’s Pacific coast that would allow tankers to export oil to Asia now has a better chance of being built, a Canadian senator said Wednesday. British Columbia’s Liberal party surprised pundits by winning Tuesday’s election. The leftist New Democratic Party, which is against Enbridge’s proposed Northern

Gateway pipeline, had widely been expected to win. Federal Conservative Sen. Richard Neufeld, British Columbia’s former Liberal energy minister, said the pipeline still faces an uphill battle, but faces a far easier path now that the Liberals have been re-elected. “The Liberals want to make sure the environment is looked after, but they also understand that you need economic activity to pay for things like health care and education,” Neufeld said. Neufeld said the public sent a loud message about not hin-

dering economic development. He noted that the New Democratic leader seemed to lose support after pulling his support for the expansion of an existing Kinder Morgan pipeline to the West Coast. Liberal Premier Christy Clark also said it had an impact on the race. “We won on the economy. We really did,” Clark said. “People were really concerned about the economy.” The more controversial Northern Gateway pipeline is undergoing an environmental review. There is fierce environmental and aboriginal op-

position. The fear of oil spills is especially acute in pristine British Columbia, with its snowcapped mountains and deep ocean inlets. Clark hasn’t ruled out approving the Northern Gateway pipeline and has set conditions that include British Columbia receiving more of an economic benefit. Disagreements between Clark and her Alberta counterpart, Alison Redford, over sharing the economic benefits of the pipeline remain unresolved.

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Manufacturing recovery takes a detour OTTAWA — Canada’s manufacturing recovery took a small detour in March, disappointing markets and returning some of the encouraging gains that the sector had made the previous month. Sales in the factory sector fell 0.3 per cent to $49.5 billion following an upwardly revised 2.8 per cent increase in February, as petroleum and coal products unexpectedly fell. But analysts, who had predicted a 0.6 per cent advance, said the bottom line was not as bad as it looked, noting that volumes — which directly affect gross domestic product — still increased by 0.2 per cent and that the important auto sector posted a positive number. The March breakdown for Canada showed sales declining in 10 of 21 industries, accounting for about one-third of manufacturing.

BlackBerry says will still make money BlackBerry (TSX:BB) says it will be able to make money off its BlackBerry Messenger service by opening it up to its rivals’ smartphones. One of the Waterloo, Ont.based company’s top developers said Wednesday that while BBM will be available to users on Apple’s iPhone and Android operating systems for free, there are other ways to generate revenue. Where the profits will come from, Bocking said, is BBM Channels, a new platform that will serve as a marketing launchpad for businesses and celebrities. It will work like a combination of Facebook Pages and Twitter and allow BBM users to opt in and start to follow popular brands. The decision to launch a marketing side to BBM comes as advertisers look for new ways to grab eyeballs. — The Canadian Press

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Artist’s rendering of McLevin Industries’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building.

McLevin Industries goes green BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A fourth-generation Red Deer business is about to go green in a big way — 33,000 square feet in all. McLevin Industries, which does custom steel fabrication for the oilfield and also offers steel processing and distribution for other welding shops in Central Alberta, plans to construct a LEED-certified building. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of highperformance green buildings. The Canadian Green Building Council administers the program. Keegan McLevin, chief operating officer of McLevin Industries, said plans were postponed four years ago due to the economic slump. Construction is now expected to get underway this summer. McLevin Industries is located at 6772 50th Ave. on Red Deer’s north end. Its new building will be constructed in McLevin Industrial Park, a new subdivision being developed on the west side of Hwy 2 near Blackfalds. A couple of reasons prompted the decision to go LEED. McLevin said the energy sector has been hit hard by environmentalists and the green movement. “One of the ways we’re looking

‘ONE OF THE WAYS WE’RE LOOKING AT DIFFERENTIATING OURSELVES IS TO HAVE A GREEN BUILDING AND A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND USE IT AS A MARKETING TOOL.’ — KEEGAN MCLEVIN

at differentiating ourselves is to have a green building and a sustainable development and use it as a marketing tool,” he said. “Hopefully we can promote ourselves that we are doing our part for the environment.” Another factor is operating costs. A LEED design is costly at the start, but the payoff is expected to come in eight to 10 years, said McLevin. As part of this green effort, rainwater will be retrieved and grey water used to run water jet tables in the steel processing operations area. The grey water will also be used in toilets. McLevin Industries will also have a shop with very little need for lighting. Electric lights will be essential when it’s dark in the winter, but not in the summer. The shop will have lots of natural light, plus there will be skylights. “There’s also a built-in monitoring system, so it actually measures the light level in the shop,” said McLevin. “So as light level

increases, it turns off banks of lights.” McLevin said the LEED program also considers working conditions, so participating businesses must meet requirements such as air quality. All the office walls and desk partitions will be glass. LEED has various levels — platinum being the highest, followed by gold, silver and certified. “Being a massive fabrication facility, it’s actually hard to get LEED,” said McLevin. There’s a lot of things against us, like the building size and the size of our doors. It’s not very energy-efficient to start with.” If McLevin Industries does obtain LEED certification for its building, McLevin believes it could become the first fabrication building in Canada to achieve this. The company is working with Red Deer’s Williams Engineering, which has LEED professionals on staff.

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Overseas operation boosts High Arctic Strong results from its Papua New Guinea operations helped counter a sluggish Canadian market for High Arctic Energy Services Inc. (TSX: HWO) during the first quarter of 2013. The Red Deer-based company, which provides specialized oilfield equipment and services in Western Canada and Papua New Guinea, has reported earnings of $8.4 million for the three months ended March 31. That figure was down 21 per cent from $10.7 million for the

same period in 2012. High Arctic’s first-quarter revenues for the quarter were up six per cent from a year ago, to $44.8 million from $42.2 million. Earnings per share were 23 cents, down from 29 cents. The company said in a release that its earnings suffered from a lower Canadian operating margin. High Arctic’s operations in Papua New Guinea generated $29.9 million in revenues for the quarter, compared with $23.5 million for the first three months of

2012. This reflected the fact that High Arctic had a second active drilling rig operating in 2013, and its rental business was stronger. Revenue for Canada was $14.9 million for the quarter, down 20 per cent from $18.7 million for the first three months of 2012. High Arctic boosted its monthly dividend to 1.25 cents per share in March, which marked a 25 per cent increase from the previous monthly dividends paid.

Gamehost reports record revenue Red Deer-based Gamehost Inc. (TSX: GH) has reported record revenue for the three months ended March 31. The company, which operates Boomtown Casino in Fort McMurray; Great Northern Casino, Service Plus Inns & Suites and a strip mall in Grande Prairie; and has a 91 per cent stake in Deerfoot Inn & Casino Inc. in Calgary, had operating revenue of $19.1 million during the last quarter. That marked a one per cent improvement over the $18.9 million recorded for the same period in 2012. Gamehost’s profit and comprehensive income for

the first quarter was $4.7 million, up 11 per cent from $4.2 million a year earlier. Earnings per share were 19 cents, up from 18 cents. The company said in a release that it’s optimistic about the impact of downtown redevelopment in Fort McMurray upon the operations at its casino there, and that construction of a new hospital adjacent to its property in Grande Prairie will prove beneficial as well. It also pointed to the likely positive effects of development around Deerfoot Inn & Casino in Calgary.

OTTAWA — When Stephen Harper takes the stage at a leading U.S. think-tank today to talk about Canada’s energy prospects, his pitch will more than likely mention that Canada is halfway towards meeting its greenhouse gas emissions target. The question on many American minds is: what will Canada do to make up the other half? As the Obama administration mulls whether to let TransCanada Corp. build the Keystone XL pipeline to connect the Alberta oilsands to the Gulf Coast, the federal Conservative government has ramped up the rhetoric around the measures it has taken to ensure pipeline safety, cut emissions and monitor oilsands pollution. Environment Minister Peter Kent is making his pitch in Europe this week, hot on the heels of Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, while a number of federal and provincial politicians have worn a path to Washington to plead the Canadian case. This week, in advance of the prime minister’s question-and-answer session with the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, the government took out ads in U.S. publications and launched a new website to promote its sectorby-sector regulatory approach to reducing emissions. “With these and other means, Canada is honouring its United Nations commitment under the Copenhagen Accord to a 17 per cent reduction in emissions from 2005 levels by 2020,” the website states. “We estimate that as a result of our collective actions taken to date, Canada is already halfway toward closing the gap between what our emissions had originally been projected to be in 2020, and where we need to be to meet our Copenhagen target.” The problem is, the “halfway” claim refers to all the measures both provincial and federal governments have taken, and the cumulative effect they will have on emissions by 2020. Numerous analyses have shown that closing the rest of the gap will take a near miracle, or some kind of national carbon pricing scheme.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 92.47 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 94.77 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.86 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.55 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.94 Cdn. National Railway . 103.20 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 136.65 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 79.20 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.59 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.78 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 35.34 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 47.58 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.40 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.64 General Motors Co. . . . . 32.31 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.84 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.27 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.47 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 21.79 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 43.95 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 36.95 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.16 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.30 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.73 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.32 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.64 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.38 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market plunged more than 100 points Wednesday as traders digested a slew of economic data signalling a possible slowdown in both the Canadian and U.S. economies. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 103.40 points to 12,473.65. The Canadian dollar was down 0.02 of a cent at 98.31 cents US. Statistics Canada reported that manufacturing sales edged down 0.3 per cent in March to $49.5 billion, the third decline in four months. The agency said the decline largely reflected lower sales in petroleum and coal products and the chemical manufacturing industries. Excluding those industries, Canadian manufacturing sales rose 0.3 per cent. Overall, sales fell in 10 of 21 industries, representing approximately one-third of Canadian manufacturing. Meanwhile, the number of Canadian houses and condos sold last month was slightly better than in March but down from April 2012, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. Its figures showed the number properties sold in April edged up 0.6 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis, while the number of newly listed homes fell 0.9 per cent. CREA’s home price index rose 2.2 per cent in April, the smallest gain in more than two years. At the close, all sectors on the Toronto stock exchange were lower, with gold seeing the largest decline — more than four per cent. Shares in Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX:AEM) were down 5.62 per cent, or $1.73, to $29.03. June bullion was down $28.30 at US$1,396.20 an ounce, its lowest price in a month. The telecom sector was off 1.43 per cent, pulled down by shares in Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B), which dropped by more than three per cent to $48.20. The June crude contract was down nine cents at US$94.30 a barrel as the TSX energy sector fell by 0.88 per cent. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) saw its shares dip 1.79 per cent, or 21 cents to C$11.50. July copper dipped two cents to US$3.26 a pound as the metals and mining sector fell by 0.73 per cent. Engineering company SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) said allegations about a subsidiary using a secret code to account for bribes on several projects across Africa and Asia have been resolved and are history. The company

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.29 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.55 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 56.90 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79.86 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.40 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.74 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.35 First Quantum Minerals . 18.85 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.74 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.05 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.36 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 44.12 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.50 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.05 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.14 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 44.04 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.01 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.86 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.79 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 29.79 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.09 Canyon Services Group. 10.91 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.11 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.750 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.94 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.34 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 91.24 says it is focused on moving ahead with systems that would prevent the problems from reoccurring. The Globe and Mail and CBC reported that the company paid socalled “consultancy costs” between 2008 and 2011 to win contracts for 13 development projects. Its shares were down 1.3 per cent, or 55 cents, at $41.79. Meanwhile, U.S. indexes turned higher, boosted by a two per cent jump in the shares of department store Macy’s. Search engine giant Google also saw its shares soared past US$900 for the first time on the first day of the company’s annual conference. Shares in Apple Inc. fell more than three per cent, or $15.01, to US$428.85. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 60.44 points to 15,275.69, while the S&P 500 index gained 8.43 points to 1,658.77. Both the Dow Jones and the broader market measure, the S&P 500, had record-high closes on Tuesday. The Nasdaq also ended the day positive, climbing 9.01 points to 3,471.62. U.S. indexes were down for most of the morning following the release of a number of disappointing economic reports, but bounced back as the signs of sluggish growth may mean the U.S. Federal Reserve will continue with its monetary stimulus program. The Fed said manufacturing output dropped 0.4 per cent in April — the third decline in four months and the biggest since October as auto companies cranked out fewer cars and most other industries also reduced output. The U.S. Labor Department reported the producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, fell a seasonally adjusted 0.7 per cent in April from March. It was the second straight decline. Meanwhile, weak economic data across the eurozone pushed European stocks lower, as news hit that the 17-country currency bloc is now in its longest-ever recession. Germany’s gross domestic product rose 0.1 per cent in the first quarter of the year while the French economy has fallen back into recession. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,473.65 down 103.40 points TSX Venture Exchange — 936.87

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 44.13 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.21 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.16 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 39.56 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.07 Penn West Energy . . . . . . 9.36 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.820 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.13 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.22 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.50 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.86 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 6.97 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 50.76 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 61.49 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.20 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.13 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.06 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.30 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 28.34 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 47.55 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 58.81 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 15.75 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 74.26 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.02 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 60.94 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 29.63 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.21

down 13.01 points TSX 60 — 714.94 down 6.25 points Dow — 15,275.69 up 60.44 points, record high S&P 500 — 1,658.78 up 8.44 points, record high Nasdaq — 3,471.62 up 9.01 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 98.31 cents US, down 0.02 of a cent Pound — C$1.5482, unchanged Euro — C$1.3097, down 0.59 of a cent Euro — US$1.2876, down 0.60 of a cent Oil futures: US$94.30 per barrel, up nine cents (June contract) Gold futures: US$1,396.20 per ounce, down $28.30 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.12 per oz., down 70.3 cents $775.46 kg., down $22.6 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 936.87, down 13.01 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 141.04 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $1.80 higher $628.00; Nov. ’13 $1.80 higher $544.20; Jan. ’14 $2.20 higher $546.50; March ’14 $3.50 higher $543.30; May ’14 $3.50 higher $537.90; July ’14 $3.50 higher $536.00; Nov. ’14 $3.50 higher $511.60; Jan ’15 $3.50 higher $511.60; March ’15 $3.50 higher $511.60; May ’15 $3.50 higher $511.60; July ’15 $511.60. Barley (Western): 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. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 283,400 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 283,400.

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Canadian home prices continued to rise in April even as year-overyear sales fell three per cent, according to the latest industry data that has left economists divided over whether the market can count on a soft landing. “I think some people are perhaps confused by the fact that we’ve seen a drop in sales but prices haven’t fallen yet,” said David Madani, an economist at Capital Economics. “But that’s normal because prices respond to sales activity with a lag,” said Madani, who believes it’s still too early to rule out a sharp correction in what until recently has been an overheated market. “My expectation is that sales will continue to weaken, as they have been doing since the beginning of last year.” The real test will be the summer months when the housing market typically heats up, Madani added. With employment contracting in the first quarter of the year and the tougher mortgage rules put in place last July by federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, Madani said he sees little reason why sales would “magically” rebound, as some bank economists are predicting. “Prospective buyers are just stepping back, because they’re afraid of what perhaps lurks for housing over the next couple of years,” he said. But Douglas Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets, said the fact remains that prices are still rising faster than inflation, albeit at the slowest rate in more than two years. “Despite the very loud gnashing of teeth and excessive wringing of hands for well over a year on the topic, Canadian home prices remain incredibly calm, cool and collected,” Porter said in a note. “The surprises on the sales data in recent months have consistently been on the high side of expectations, not the low side.” The Canadian Real Estate Association said Wednesday there were 47,997 homes sold in April, down from 49,553 a year earlier. On a seasonally adjusted basis, April sales were up 0.6 per cent from March. Gregory Klump, the real estate association’s chief economist, said the Easter holiday and an additional weekend in March likely hurt that month’s sales, making April look better by comparison.

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“They have to make sure British Columbians are made whole because they are taking the biggest risk,” Neufeld said. “It’s British Columbia’s coast. If a tanker has an accident it’s British Columbia’s coast, not Alberta’s.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is determined to get the Pacific pipeline built and export oil to China after U.S. President Barack Obama initially rejected TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline from Alberta to Texas. The decision to initially reject the pipeline went over badly in Canada, which relies on the U.S. for 97 per cent of Canada’s energy exports. The Obama administration is scheduled to announce a decision on Keystone XL later this year. The pipeline has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate over climate change. Republicans and business and labour groups have urged the Obama administration to approve the pipeline as a source of much-needed jobs and a step toward North American energy independence. Environmental groups have been pressuring Obama to reject the pipeline, saying it would carry “dirty oil” that contributes to global warming. They also worry about a spill.

BUILDING: Will need more workers When the building is finished, it will be about five times the size of McLevin Industries’ current location. The shop will be about 25,000 square feet and the office about 8,000 square feet. “We’ll be doing just the shop first and hope to be in there the beginning of 2014, and be in the office by the end of 2014, possibly,” said McLevin. The company has 24 employees and once the building is finished, more welders will need to be hired. McLevin Industries has been around since 1917, when it was a blacksmith shop run by McLevin’s great-grandfather. Since their father retired, McLevin and his brother Lachlan, the fabrication manager, have run the operation. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

CARBON: Feds won’t talk carbon pricing The federal Conservatives have lashed out aggressively against any mention of carbon pricing, although many provinces have already headed in that direction — either of their own volition or in order to comply with federal regulations. The Conservative message hasn’t convinced a skeptical public that Canada’s emissions are on the right track, said Peter Julian, the NDP’s natural resources critic. “If Keystone is not approved, it’s because of the Conservatives’ environmental record,” Julian said. The best hope is for Ottawa to drive a hard bargain in regulations for the oil and gas sector, said Clare Demerse, director of federal policy for the Pembina Institute. “It is the single biggest thing (Harper) could do,” she said in an interview. Oil and gas are the largest source of emissions growth. Federal, provincial and industry officials have been deep in negotiations for months to agree on a package that would curb emissions at a cost that does not disadvantage the industry. But none of the scenarios on the table will take Canada anywhere near meeting its 2020 target, Demerse and other analysts have said. Kent, meanwhile, is eyeing the handful of sectors that aren’t yet regulated. Commercial and residential buildings are key, he said in an interview from London, adding that he’s also hoping for international action in the aviation sector. Canada, he also noted, is now getting credit for reforestation efforts. But none of those areas will give Canada more than a few megatonnes of carbon reductions each by 2020. And Canada is short by more than 100 megatonnes. Another option to make up the shortfall would be for Canada to buy international credits from developing countries that need the cash to clean up their emissions, said Dave Sawyer, an environmental economist with the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

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DRYSDALE 1935 - 2013 Mr. Robert Bruce Drysdale of Red Deer, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 77 years. A more detailed obituary may be viewed in the Friday, May 17th edition of the Red Deer Advocate. A Memorial Service to celebrate Bruce’s life will be held at the Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 - Ross Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Friday, May 17th , 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to support the Heart Function Clinic at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, c/o the University Hospital Foundation, 8440 112 Street NW, Edmonton AB T6G 2B7 or to the Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 - Ross Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1X2. Condolences to Bruce’s family may be emailed to meaningfulmemorials@yahoo.ca Bruce MacArthur MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944

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NcNEELY 1930 - 2013 On Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Douglas Roy McNeely passed away at the age of 83 years. Doug was born on May 5, 1930 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Over his life time he has lived from one coast of Canada to the other. During 1950 to 51 he served in Korea with the D company, 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. After that he served with the Royal Canadian Airforce/Canadian Armed Forces until 1969. He was an inspector for Alberta Occupational Health and Safety until his retirement in June of 1994. After his retirement he and his wife travelled extensively in Europe and North America. He was active in the Korean Veteran Association serving as secretary-treasurer for Unit #67 Bighorn for 21 years. He is survived by: his wife Angelina (Angie); sons David (Cindy), Philip (Anne), Michael (Heidi), Paul; seventeen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and sister Shirley-Mae Crossen. He was predeceased by his mother Lettice (Lettey), his father Roy and his sister Maxine. A Prayer Service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be held in Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of ones choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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 In Memoriam 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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Card Of Thanks Barthley (Bart) Mousseau Perhaps you sent a sympathy card, memorial book condolence, mass offering, donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or SPCA. Perhaps you provided food or a beautiful floral arrangement. If so, as a family, we appreciate your generosity. Perhaps you spoke kind words in person or on a phone call from near or far. Whatever you did to console our heart, we thanks you for the support our family received. Special thanks to the staff of St. Mary’s Church, the Music Ministry and the CWL for the lovely lunch provided. To Gordon Mathers and his staff at Parkland Funeral Home, our sincere thanks for their compassionate service. Gratefully, Carmel Mousseau and family Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Chief Rebels League, Provincial, Pacific & National Champs We would like to take this time to thank all of our sponsors this 2012/2013 season. Many hours of hard work and dedication went into this team, making it the success it was! We would especially like to thank, The Optimist Club, Red Deer Minor Hockey, AMHL and many more! The parents and coaches would also like to send a Huge thank you to Bobi Gorgi, team manager, You’re Our “Rock Star”.

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OLSEN Ed 1958 - 2013 Ed Olsen of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the age of 54 years. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the Friday, May 17th edition of the Red Deer Advocate. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com RADTKE, MARIELUISE The Memorial Service for Marieluise will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (3002-47th Avenue, Red Deer) on Friday May 17, 2013 at 4:00 P.M.

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JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244

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 NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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openings industry is seeking to fill the position of

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Nexus Engineering is currently seeking a mechanical individual for their shop to perform testing of all BOP’s and Pressure Control Equipment. Duties include heavy lifting, manual labour, operating forklift and overtime as necessary. We offer a competitive wage, benefits and RRSP plan. Experience is not mandatory, but a definite asset. Email resume to: resume @nexusengineering.ca Start your career! See Help Wanted

MECHANICAL Design Engineer

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: satjobs@shaw.ca

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.

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 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.

B-Pressure Welders REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY

GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires

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

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

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.

880

Misc. Help

ACADEMIC Express

FURIX ENERGY INC is looking for with vessel and piping experience. Contractor or by hand, competitive top wages and benefits. Email your resume to: Darryl@furixenergy.com

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

JOURNEYMAN WELDER REQ’D.

Indoors, great hours, diversity and fabrication. Competitive wage and benefit pkg. Fax resume to 403-309-3360.

Adult Education and Training

Misc. Help

880

Spring Start

AFTERNOON NEWSPAPER CARRIERS NEEDED

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

in the town of Bowden, Innisfail, and Olds.

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. ALSO 3 blocks of East Dempsey St. 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. ALSO Lamont Close 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

Fall Start

Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate. 6 days per week Vehicle needed DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo

850

Trades

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

GED classes days/evening

Heavy Duty Mechanic

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.

880

Misc. Help

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION

1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics req’s sales people F/T, P/T for women’s cosmetics in Red Deer Malls $15/hr. Shift. canadacarts@gmail.com

PRESSURE CONTROL SPECIALIST

850

Trades

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 For more information F/T SORTERS NEEDED for recycling line in Red Deer. No exp. necessary. Start immediately. Email to canpak@xplornet.ca

WE ARE......

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

Misc. Help

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

ANDERS AREA 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 LANCASTER AREA Lewis Close/ Law Close SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Vanson Close/ Visser St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

COLLEGE/UNIV STUDENTS

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

BEN

’S

YOU WILL RECEIVE.....

Rental Department/ Delivery Driver

A Positive Growing work environment Great Benefits Package

UP TO $40.00/Hr Flat RATE

• Class 5 Drivers Licence. *abstract may be required • Must be able to tow trailers/5th wheels • Cleaning of units • Some evenings & weekends may be required • Full time seasonal position (May 01-Sept. 30)

Signing BONUS or Relocation Assistance (depending on experience) Ford experience not required Apply in person at:

Truckers/ Drivers

Please call Quitcy 403-314-4316

880 LE

A Licensed Technician or 4th Year Apprentice

or jdenham@fourlaneford.com sdavis@fourlaneford.com

Packages come ready to deliver. No collecting!

UNC

YOU ARE.....

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

1 day per week

860

Apply by: Email: unclebens@telus.net Fax: 403-346-1055 or drop off resume at reception Attn: Charles (rental manager)

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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.

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

The position includes Plant Operations and Sanitation duties. 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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Oilfield


RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 16, 2013 D3

880

Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

1590

Clothing

NEW ladies Power Walk, made by Natural Sport runners size 9 $20 403-340-1120 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 RESIDENTIAL APT pin bowling center req’s MANAGER F/T kitchen staff, servers 23 suite apt. complex. and front counter staff. Live-in role. Responsibilities Must be avail. eves and incl. cleaning, maintenance, wknds. Please send yard care, administration. resume to: htglanes@ telus.net or apply in person Bondable. Reply to Box 1043, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d Bremner Ave., Red Deer, with farm equipment and AB T4R 1M9 the ability to weld. Apply WEED SPRAYER fax 403-341-5622 required. No exp. necessary. Must have valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Fax resume to 403-2275099, e-mail to cdsprung@ NEWS PAPER telus.net or call Cory CARRIERS @403-304-8201

REQUIRED for early morning delivery by 6:30 am EASTVIEW 84 Papers $441/month $5292/yr.

900

Employment Training

SAFETY

TRAINING CENTRE OILFIELD TICKETS

Industries #1 Choice!

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

1660

Firewood

AFFORDABLE

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

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

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

1680

Garden Supplies

COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-20’ , equipment for digging, wrapping, basketing, hauling and planting. J/V Tree Farm. John 403-350-6439. ROTTOTILLER, Mantix Electric, w/ kick stand, border edger, aerator, dethatcher & cord management system. $300. 403-227-2653

1710

Household Appliances

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

403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

WESTLAKE 81 Papers $420/month $5040/yr. Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

(across from Totem)

920

Career Planning

RED DEER WORKS Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email inford@lokken.com Career Programs are

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week

FREE

for all Albertans

In the towns of:

stuff CLASSIFICATIONS

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

1500-1990

Auctions

1530

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

PLANET FITNESS is seeking sales minded energetic staff. Must be able to work some weekends & evenings with computer skills. Call Shawn for an interview 403-346-8260 ROOFING LABOURER REQ’D. 403-314-9516 please leave a message. or 403-350-1520

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

Clothing

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1860

1900

Travel Packages

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

1720

MAPLE WOOD shelving, $50; maple wood desk w/hutch, $135. 403-346-3708 NEW KING SIZE BOX SPRINGS. Sealy Posturepedic. $90. 403-343-0745 OLDER LARGE HIDE-A-BED. Floral design. Asking $75. Great for rec room. Must be able to pick up. 780-884-5441

1590

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

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

2140

Horses

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

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WATERBED solid wood w/drawers and headboard, queen $150 403-356-1856

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

FOOD Dehydrator, with 7 trays, Ronco. Exc. Cond. $50. 1 Pair of men’s calf high, rubbher boots, size 12. $25. 403-227-2653 WANTED: USED LAWN LOUNGER for young senior. Preferably with cushions, but will take with-out. FOUND GARDEN CULTIVATOR, small electric drive, $30. 403-347-1501 REDWOOD Slabs, (2) 1 for $100, 1 for $75. 403-340-0675

CLASSIFICATIONS

SPLIT level house in newer part of Anders, 4 bdrm.. 2 baths, laundry, parking in back, fenced backyard and deck, n/s, no pets, $1650/mo., + utils & d.d., close to mini mall 403-357-0320 SYLVAN, avail .immed. 2 units. 2 bdrm. + hide-abed, incl., cable, dishes, bedding, all utils. $1000 -$1400/mo. 403- 880-0210

1000-1430

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

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

1280

THE BODY Whisperer www.mygimex.org 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691

VII MASSAGE Feeling over whelmed? Eavestroughing Hard work day? Cleaning Pampering at its GUTTERS CLEANED & best. #7 7464 Gaetz REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 Housecleaning. Free up Ave. www. time in your schedule. I viimassage.biz have 20 yrs experience, In/Out Calls to honest and reliable. Call Hotels. 403-986-6686 for an appointment. Janet Escorts 250-489-8889. New South location EROTICAS PLAYMATES 5003A -50 St. Girls of all ages 598-3049 348-5650 www.eroticasplaymates.net

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1070

1165

Contractors

1100

AA PHILCAN CONST. Int. & Ext. Bsmt. dev., decks, sheds, laminate flooring, reno’s, etc.. Call Ken 340-8213 or cell 391-8044 ARM & HAMMER CONST. Floors, garages, driveways exposed agg., stamped & colored. 403-391-1718 BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia preferring non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services

1200

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666

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

Massage Therapy

1280

FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

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

Painters/ Decorators

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

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Painters/ Decorators

1310

1310

PAINTING SERVICE Res./Com. Celebrating 25 years. 25% off paint. 403-358-8384 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

PRO-PAINTING at reasonable rates. 304-0379

Seniors’ Services

1372

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 SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit helpinghands.com for info.

Yard Care

Moving & Storage

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

3050

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

3060

Suites

MODERN & BRIGHT Suite for Mature Adults

Lower walk-out suite, 2 bdrm,1 bath, 6 appls. Open concept, In-suite laundry. No pets, N/S. $1175 & UTIL; SD $1175; Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

MORRISROE MANOR

1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852 PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. heat/ water. $685 avail. June 1, no pets 403-348-6594

2 Birds w/1 Stone SYLVAN LAKE 1. Executive home five bdrms., three baths, $554,900. (see photo) 2. Modern condo, two bdrms, two baths. $265,000. Call 403-887-2414 for details.

486 WISHART STREET, RED DEER 6 yr old 3 bdrm + office/den 1300 sq. ft. bi-level. Maple hardwood, 5 piece ensuite with jetted tub, fireplace, wet bar, finished oversized garage, underground sprinklers, central vac, in-floor heat, water softener. Kitchen has maple cabinets, stainless appls, breakfast bar & pantry. Fenced yard, deck & ground level stone patio. All appls. & window coverings incl. $ 478,000. Call 403-597-1149 or 403-304-8002 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 LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX in gated community in Red Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. Phone 403-506-9491 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, 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

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DOG POO REMOVAL 403-506-8777 GARDEN ROTOTILLING & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957 GARDENS ROTOTILLED 304-7250 LITTLE R&R AERATION Call Randy 403-341-3780 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. SPRING LAWN CLEANUP Call 403-304-067849 Free Est. 403-872-8888

Rooms For Rent

3090

2 BDRM. bsmt, shared kitchen, prefer employed or student. Avail. immed. 403-342-7789, 358-0081 ROOM $600. Blackfalds. All incld’d, furn. 588-2564 ROOM for rent $550./mo. Call 403-352-7417 ROOM for rent. $450 rent, d.d. $350. 403-343-0421

Mobile Lot

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homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Houses For Sale

4020

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

Trucks

5050

4170

159 ACRES, 1288 sq.ft. bungalow, New windows, siding, shingles & fireplace. Good well, underground power, valley location with creek, garden, fruit trees, fences, corrals, steel bins, barn. Seeded to grass. Good hunting, fishing. Immed. poss. $229,000. Preeceville, Sask. 306-547-3319

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wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Cars

5030

2009 Cadillac STS Platinum AWD, 42,750 Kms. Fully loaded like new. 2 sets of rims & tires. $35,000 403 348 3762

2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $14,900 obo. tow pkg. , backup camera, exc. cond. 358-9646

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

2004 CADILLAC Escalade AWD, lthr., DVD, $14,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 1995 FORD F150. 310,000 km. Runs great. Body rust. $800. 403-986-1905 1992 DODGE Dakota needs trans, sell for parts or as is 403-318-7625

Motorcycles

5080

2010 KAWASAKI Nomad $9950 403-352-3003

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

www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

4040

MASON MARTIN HOMES New condo, 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., $189,800. 403-588-2231

Farms/ Land

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B 200 5 speed, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

112 ACRES of bare land, located in Burnt Lake area structure plan, great investment property with future subdivision potential. Asking 1.2M 403-304-5555 One of a kind property! Approximately 182 acres bordering the Red Deer River. Located about 16 kms east of Red Deer. Contact Dmitri at 403-305-0513

4090

Manufactured Homes

4100

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

2010 DENALI 5TH WHEEL 27’ 1/2 ton towable. Lrg. slide, electric awning, a/c, satellite, sleeps 6. $24,000. 403-741-6994 2005 PORSCHE Cayenne S AWD, leather, Lexani wheels, $23,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 PORSCHE Boxster 5 speed $26,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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Cottages/Resort Property

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

Townhouse in Mountain Park subdivision. Over 3700 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features include 22’ vaulted ceiling in Great Room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors, Dacor stainless steel appliances, in-floor radiant heat, walk-out lower level & more. Slate spa shower & large walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry. House is fully wired for surround sound, security smart home. $599,900 For more information call 403-396-5516.

VIEW ALL OUR PRODUCTS

Locally owned and family operated

4140 4160

5120

Boats & Marine

5160

5040

GULL LAKE, 2012 Park model home, on professionally landscaped 2012 MITSUBISHI RVR SE lot. Fully furnished. AWC, 33,719 kms., $21888 Too many extras to list. 348-8788 Sport & Import 403-350-5524 for details.

Lots For Sale

Holiday Trailers

2006 TRAVELAIR. As new cond. Used very little. Immaculate. Sleeps 4. New generator incl. $7900. obo. SOLD 2002 29’ BOBCAT hardwall, a/c, awning, sleeps 9 $11,500 obo 403-346-1569

RAYMOND SHORES

FAMILY BUSINESS - GAS BAR & CONVIENCE STORE FOR SALE/LEASE Email: kjsservices@live.ca

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

at www.garymoe.com

SUV's

Businesses For Sale

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. bunks at rear, 14’ pushout kitchen/living, sleeps 8, exc. cond., n/s, no pets, clean, lots of storage, stove and fridge, $9500 403-227-6442 304-5894

2005 BMW 745LI, heated leather, sunroof, $19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2000 PONTIAC Grand Am 2 dr. Saftied SOLD

GOLF, SKI, HIKE, WATER SPORTS, etc. WHITEFISH, MT.

5110

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

MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon 403-340-0225

Income Property

2001 KAWASAKI Vulcan Classic 800 $4400 exc. cond., 11,265 kms, windshield. Call Leo 403-391-8949

Fifth Wheels

4070

3190

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

4160

2010 FORD Expedition LOVE GOLF? Walk-out view lot (.40 acres) Eddie Bauer 4X4, htd./cool overlooking pond, backing lthr., $29888 7652 50 Ave. W. at Wolf Creek Village. 348-8788 Sport & Import Power, municipal water & sewer to be connected. 10 yr. Golf membership avail. valued $30,000. Controls in place to protect your investment. 403-782-4599

MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

QUIET LOCATION

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

Lots For Sale

Out Of Town Property

2 bdrm. adult bldg. lower flr. Utils. incld’d $800. mo. Call 403-347-4007

THE NORDIC

classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com Massage Therapy

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

4020

Houses For Sale

SUNNYBROOK

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 1110

Newly Reno’d Mobile

1 bdrm. apt. avail. May 15 Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Computer Services

3040

3020

CLASSIFICATIONS

1010

Manufactured Homes

LACOMBE 1 bdrm. $795; 2 bdrm. $895 403-782-7156 403-357-7465 Houses/ LARGE 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite in Blackfalds, own Duplexes entrance, washer, dryer, fridge, stove, utils. incld, 3 BDRM, 3 bath home , nice deck, new paint & carpet, 403-782-7745 for over 40 couple with no LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. pets at 7316-59 Ave. SUITES. 25+, adults only Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Ph: 403-341-4627

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Accounting

WESTPARK

GLENDALE

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Prince Harry ends U.S. visit with polo match BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GREENWICH, Conn. — Britain’s Prince Harry complimented the American people for their generosity and touted the successes of his charity for African children as he wrapped up a weeklong trip to the U.S. with a polo match in an affluent New York City suburb. The prince competed Wednesday afternoon at the Greenwich Polo Club to benefit Sentebale, the charity he co-founded to help poor children and AIDS orphans in the small African nation of Lesotho. About 30 miles (48 kilometres) from New York, Greenwich ranks among the wealthiest towns in America. The prince is in Greenwich, Connecticut, on Wednesday to compete at the Greenwich Polo Club to benefit Sentebale, the charity he co-founded to help poor children and AIDS orphans in the small African nation of Lesotho. “Thank you for a wonderful week,” Prince Harry said in a speech before the match. “I have witnessed the extraordinary generosity of the people of this great nation.” The match drew an invitation-only crowd of about 400 including supermodel Karolina Kurkova and fashion designers Jason Wu and Valentino, who posed for pictures on a red carpet at the club on their way to lunch with the prince. Greenwich is home to many celebrities and hardly unaccustomed to fanfare. But for some, the royal visit of the 28-year-old prince was still cause for celebration. At the Atelier360 shop on Greenwich Avenue, coowner Veronique Lee said her company was planning a party with tea and cucumber sandwiches. She said British designers are well represented at the boutique, which sells items including hand bags, flasks and cuff links. “We like royalty. What can you say?” Lee said. “We’re having a lot of fun here.” The polo club, founded by billionaire Peter Brant in 1981, has hosted other British royals including Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, in 1987 and Torquhil Campbell, the Scottish Duke of Argyll, in 2012. Brant said Wednesday that Harry’s father and grandfather were good players and he was excited to watch Harry play at his club. “It’s a great honour,” he said “It’s great for polo.” Dressed in a navy-colored suit, white shirt and no tie, the prince arrived at the club in the late morning with Brant and his wife, model Stephanie Seymour. They viewed a selection of art from the Brant Foundation Art Study Center as well as some paintings owned Brant, including some pieces by Andy Warhol, in the club’s entrance hall. Before the polo match, Malcolm Borwick, captain of Harry’s team, said he expected Harry to show his true athleticism on the field after having tried his hand at baseball in New York City on Tuesday.

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Britain’s Prince Harry embraces model Karolina Kurkova after the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup charity match in Greenwich, Conn., Wednesday. Teammates Malcolm Borwick, far left, and Marc Ganzi join him on the podium after the Sentebale team won. “He’s an extremely good polo player,” said Borwick, who has played with the prince in other charity matches. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy was not among the invited. “He’s more of a hockey guy, anyway,” Malloy spokesman David Bednarz told the Greenwich Time. Prince Harry also touted the work of Sentebale and thanked people for their support of the charity. “The HIV pandemic continues to leave thousands of children without parents and family structures to guide them through life,” the prince said. “Without this support, basic needs such as food, shelter and care remain unmet, leaving children vulnerable and very often without much hope in their lives.” Harry’s visit struck a lighter tone than his stop the previous day in New Jersey, where he toured two shore communities devastated by Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie showed the prince

a spot in Mantoloking where the sea had cut the town in half, taking out a bridge and houses. The channel has since been filled in. Every one of the wealthy town’s 521 homes was damaged or destroyed. Scores remain as piles of rubble. “This used to be a house?” Prince Harry asked at one barren spot. The prince said he was impressed to see “everyone getting together and making things right.” He also spent Tuesday in New York City at events promoting tourism, entrepreneurism and philanthropy. The prince, the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, began his visit to the U.S. on May 9. He is third in line to the British throne, after his father and older brother, Prince William. Harry caused a scandal on his last trip to the U.S. when he was photographed frolicking nude with an unidentified woman in a Las Vegas hotel suite in August.

Myanmar minority resists evacuation despite cyclone warning BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SITTWE, Myanmar — A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar’s western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal. Tens of thousands of displaced Rohingya people live in the plastic-roofed tents and huts made of reeds, and they distrust nearly any order from a government that barely acknowledges they exist. Around 140,000 people — mostly Rohingya — have been living in crowded camps in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since last year, when two outbreaks of sectarian violence between the Muslim minority and ethnic Rakhine Buddhists forced many Rohingya from their homes. Nearly half the displaced live in coastal areas considered highly vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall early Friday. “They say they’ll take us someplace safe,” said Kyaung Wa, a cycle-rickshaw driver who has spent nearly a year in a series of camps on the outskirts of Sittwe after his house was destroyed in the violence. If his current home is little more than a hut covered with a plastic sheet, he fears ending up someplace even worse, and living deeper in the countryside and away from work. So he and the vast majority of his neighbours insisted they would stay, along with thousands of other Rohing-

ya along the coastline. Officials, he said, had been trying to empty his camp for months. “Now they say, ’You have to move because of the storm,”’ he said. “We keep refusing to go. ... If they point guns at us, only then will we move.” President’s Office Minister Aung Min told reporters Wednesday that the government guarantees the safety of the Rohingyas during relocation and promises to return them to their current settlement when the storm has passed. Mahasen was a Category 1 storm heading toward Chittagong, Bangladesh, according to the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Depending on its final trajectory, the cyclone could bring life-threatening conditions for 8.2 million people in northeast India, Bangladesh and Myanmar, the U.N. office said. Heavy and moderate rain and gusty winds were lashing the Bangladesh coast Thursday morning. River ferries and boats were suspended, and about 170 factories near the choppy Bay of Bengal were closed. Cox’s Bazar, a seafront town in Bangladesh in the expected path of the cyclone, had rain, wind and higher than normal tides. There was flooding in low-lying areas of several nearby island towns, said Ruhul Amin, a government official, and tens of thousands of people had left their homes for cyclone shelters and schools and government buildings on high ground. Tidal surges were feared if the storm surge hit at high tide, said Mo-

hammad Shah Alam, director of Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department, in Dhaka. Related heavy rains and flooding in Sri Lanka were blamed for eight deaths earlier this week, said Sarath Lal Kumara, spokesman for Sri Lanka’s disaster management centre. In Myanmar at least eight people — and possibly many more — were killed as they fled the cyclone Monday night, when overcrowded boats carrying more than 100 Rohingya capsized. Only 42 people had been rescued by Wednesday, and more than 50 Rohingya were still missing, said Deputy Information Minister Ye Htut. Much attention was focused on western Myanmar because of fears over the fate of the crowded, low-lying Rohingya camps. Myanmar’s government had planned to move 38,000 people within Rakhine state by Tuesday but “it is unclear how many people have been relocated,” the U.N. office said, adding that Muslim leaders in the country have called on people to co-operate with the government’s evacuation. With sprawling camps still crowded with people, it appeared very few Rohingya had agreed to leave, despite offers of additional food rations. The ones that had left said they had little choice. “They just put us on the truck and brought us here,” said Mahmoud Issac, a day labourer now living with his family and about 500 other Rohingya on the grounds of a small mosque. His wife and five children live on the ground floor of a two-room school, while he and the other men sleep on

the mosque’s portico. He has no idea if he’ll be allowed to return to the camp that had become his home. The Rohingya trace their ancestry to what is now Bangladesh, but many have lived in Myanmar for generations. Officially, though, they are dismissed as illegal immigrants. They face widespread discrimination in largely Buddhist Myanmar, and particularly in Rakhine, where many of the Rohingya live. Tensions remain high in Rakhine nearly a year after sectarian unrest tore through the region and left parts of Sittwe, the state capital, burned to the ground. At least 192 people were killed. The violence has largely segregated Rakhine state along religious lines, with prominent Buddhists — including monks — urging people not to employ their Muslim onetime neighbours, or to shop in their businesses. International rights groups and aid agencies urged that the evacuations be stepped up. The British-based aid agency Oxfam welcomed the government’s evacuation efforts, but said “swifter action is needed to ensure people are moved before the storm hits.” “It is essential that humanitarian principles are adhered to in moving all affected populations safely to suitable locations and that no one is left out,” the group’s director for Myanmar, Jane Lonsdale, said in a statement. Weather experts have warned that the storm could shift and change in intensity before hitting land.

UN approves nonbinding resolution calling for political transition in Syria BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.N. General Assembly approved an Arabbacked resolution Wednesday calling for a political transition in Syria, but more than 70 countries refused to vote “yes” because of its support for the main opposition group and fears the resolution could torpedo a new U.S.-Russia effort to end the escalating conflict. The United States co-sponsored the resolution, saying it would promote a political solution. But key Syrian ally Russia urged a “no” vote, saying it was “counterproductive and irresponsible” to promote a one-sided resolution when Moscow and Washington are trying to get the Syrian government and opposition to agree to negotiations. The resolution, which is not legally binding though it can carry moral weight, was approved by a vote of 107-12 with 59 abstentions. It welcomes the establishment of the Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition group, “as effective interlocutors needed for a political transition” and notes “wide international acknowledgment” that the group is the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. It also strongly condemns President Bashar Assad’s regime for its escalating use of heavy weapons and “gross violations” of human rights. The Arab group decided to seek approval of a

wide-ranging resolution on Syria in the General Assembly, where there are no vetoes, to reflect international dismay at the increasing death toll, now more than 70,000, and the failure to end the more than twoyear-old conflict. Unlike Security Council resolutions, which are legally binding, General Assembly resolutions cannot be enforced. But approval of an assembly resolution would counter the paralysis of the deeply divided Security Council, where Syria’s allies, Russia and China, have vetoed three Western-backed resolutions aimed at pressuring Assad to end the violence. General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic told the 193-member world body that “what happens in Syria in the weeks and months ahead will profoundly bear upon the security and well-being of the entire region, and possibly beyond.” Jeremic warned, “If we are unable to do anything to stop this tragedy, then how can we sustain the moral credibility of this organization?” U.S. deputy ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo told members before the vote that Syria faces a severe humanitarian crisis, with more than 1.4 million people fleeing the country and 4.25 million displaced inside it. “It is clear that we need a Syrian-led peaceful political transition,” she said, explaining that this is what spurred the U.S.-Russian initiative, announced on May 7. “Adopting this resolution will send a clear message that the political solution we all seek is the

best way to end the suffering of the people of Syria,” DiCarlo said. Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Alexander Pankin sharply disagreed, calling the resolution “very harmful and destructive” and accusing its Arab sponsors of using it as a way to replace the Syrian government — not to find a political solution to the crisis. Pankin strongly criticized the resolution for disregarding “illegal actions of the armed opposition” and blaming the worsening human rights situation entirely on the Syrian government. Syria’s U.N. Ambassador Bashar Ja’afari said the resolution “seeks to escalate the crisis and fuel violence in Syria’ by legitimizing the provision of weapons to the opposition and illegally recognizing a single faction of the opposition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people. British Prime Minister David Cameron backed the U.S.-Russian initiative and called for urgent action to pressure the Syrian government and opposition to put forward names for a transitional government that everyone can support so negotiations can get started. Cameron said Britain has made no decision to arm the rebels but said it’s important to engage with the opposition. “If we don’t engage with the opposition, then we shouldn’t be surprised if extremist elements grow, and that’s not what we want,” he said.


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