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Friendship Centre looks at Riverside POTENTIAL NEW LOCATION BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF A Riverside Drive site is being eyed as the new location for a Red Deer Native Friendship Society affordable housing and cultural centre project. Society executive director Tanya Schur said they are looking at developing up to 32 houses in phases

and the cultural centre on the 3.5-acre site on the east side of Riverside Drive near the Lions Campground. An application to rezone the site from parks space to public service residential will go to city council on Monday for first reading. A task force including members of council, city administration and the aboriginal community was formed last fall to find an alternative site last fall after a Clearview North location faced resident opposition.


Schur said more than 20 sites were reviewed before whittling the list down to Riverside Drive. Acutely aware of criticism from Clearview homeowners that they weren’t aware of the society’s plans for their neighbourhood, Schur and city representatives have been meeting with nearby business owners to explain what is proposed ahead of the council meeting.

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Time to remember ‘residential’ children go home and see their families. Wood himself was sequestered while attending residential school. Eric Large, residential school co-orThe negative impacts felt by aborig- dinator with Saddle Lake Cree Nation, inal children forced to attend residen- said the impact continues through the tial schools will be heard loud and generations. clear next month in Red Deer. A study done through Amy Bombay Remembering the Children Society and others at Ottawa’s Carleton Uniheld a news conference on Wednes- versity showed a high percentage of day to highlight the importance of the depression among those who had at Truth and Reconciliation Commission least one parent who attended a resicoming on June 6 and 7 at Red Deer dential school. The last federally-opCollege. erated residential school was closed The meetings, open to the public, in 1996. run 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Muriel Stanley Venne, vice-presFort Normandeau Park will host ident of Remembering the Children a feast, also open to the public, to re- Society, said the Metis parents wanted member the their children children of educated but ‘WE NEED TO OPEN OUR Red Deer Inthey didn’t HEARTS AND MINDS — THE dustrial Instirealize what tute (1893-1919) would later IMPACT AFFECTS ALL OF US.’ on June 8, happen in resistarting at 11 — CHARLES WOOD, PRESIDENT OF THE dential schools, a.m. REMEMBERING THE CHILDREN SOCIETY she said. Charles RememberWood, presiing the Childent of the Redren Society — membering the Children Society and made up of representatives from the a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Metis Nation of Alberta, a half dozen said the significance of these events First Nations communities, Sunnyare crucial. brook United Church in Red Deer and “We need to open our hearts and the United Church of Canada — have minds — the impact affects all of us,” so far held three events over the last said Wood at Red Deer College. “And three years to commemorate the chilbecause of that, it’s our collective re- dren. sponsibility to make it as right as we This will be the fourth and final can.” event. About 350 children attended the “We are using it to build bridges Red Deer residential school. and to ensure that there are efforts toA cemetery was located there, on wards reconciliation,” said Wood. the north bank of the Red Deer River, Survivors and anyone affected by directly across from the Fort Norman- the residential schools legacy can deau site, just west of Red Deer. share their stories. It’s known that about 20 children The commission was formally estabwere buried there, although estimates lished on June 1, 2008, and was set to could be as high as 40. complete its work within five years. Wood said a lot of the children who attended these schools never got to Please see COMMISSION on Page A2 BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF

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With one sculpture completed Darren Jones of Rimbey works from the top down on a second standing tree wood sculpture on the property of Community Learning and Support Services in Red Deer. Located beside the Parkland School, the sculptures depict the close relationship the organization has with the natural world and the native peoples the group serves and the history of CLASS which has been operating for 50 years. Jones began work on the first sculpture in October of 2012 and continued work when the weather improved.

Liam and Emma most popular names for babies in Alberta Though not all the babies born in Red Deer in 2012 were named Liam and Emma, they were the most popular names in 2012 according to Service Alberta. Red Deer Regional Hospital saw 65 more births in


2012 compared to 2011, rising to 2,650 up from 2,595 a year prior. Throughout the province there were 52,398 births this year, a record number of babies for the province. Of which 27,030 were boys and 25,638 were girls. The other top years for births were 2009 and 2011.



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Police are looking for a second suspect following an armed standoff in Highland Green on May 14. Garnet Colby Mcinnes, 22, known as Colby Mcinnes, faces numerous charges in relation to the more than eight-hour armed standoff on Halman Crescent in Red Deer. Red Deer RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating Mcinnes but ask that if he is spotted to not approach him as he is considered armed and dangerous — instead call 911 immediately. Mcinnes has been charged with kidnapping using a firearm, two counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of extortion us- Garnet Colby ing a firearm and three counts of Mcinnes forcible confinement. He also faces charges of breach of probation, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm and failing to comply with a recognizance. The May 14 incident started at about 2 a.m. after an alleged armed robbery with a firearm near a Parke Avenue apartment. Through police investigation the suspects were tracked to a Halman Crescent townhouse where a standoff ensued. Red Deer RCMP had attempted to get the suspects out of the residence, but police said they were uncooperative. This led to the Emergency Response Team being called in from Calgary. By 10 a.m. the standoff had ended and no one was injured. Also charged in the incident was David James Kertesz, 27, of no fixed address. He made his first court appearance Friday on charges including kidnapping, robbery with a firearm, extortion using a firearm and forcible confinement. He remains in custody. If anyone has information of the whereabouts of Mcinnes they can contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-3435575.


COMMISSION: Alberta last province to hold hearings “This is the last province (to hold the hearings) and this is the first of five hearings this summer before the national event in Edmonton next March,” said Cecile Fausak, national liaison with residential schools for the United Church of Canada. Educational displays, films, speakers and circles will run at the same time as the hearing, while entertainment will continue in the evening. Red Deer College will also host a two-day educational program on June 6 and 7 for some 2,000 Grade 4-12 students from Red Deer and surrounding schools, including those from Hobbema.

CENTRE: Plans to be developed with input If necessary city approvals are lined up, more detailed plans will be developed with input from the public, Kerry Wood Nature Centre and the Red Deer River Naturalists. The goal is to create a low-impact sustainable development that fits in with the surrounding natural area and the community. City manager Craig Curtis said the site is well suited to the unique project, which will combine cultural activities in a natural setting complemented by housing. It’s a combination that has proven challenging because it doesn’t fit standard zoning. The treed slice of land next to Riverside Drive is


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A new way to assess the level of service an individual with developmental disabilities will receive was roundly criticized at a public meeting in Red Deer on Wednesday. Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) is an interview tool that measures the support an individual with developmental disabilities needs in personal, work-related and social areas. Families and guardians of persons with developmental disabilities who received a low SIS score were worried. “(SIS) was something that was implemented quickly. Staff weren’t trained properly. Staff weren’t given the proper direction on how it would be used. You’re turning people into numbers into dollars,” said Dwayne Campbell, of Lacombe, whose 27-year-old son requires PDD support. He said he understood the importance of assessment, but PDD has not been upfront about what it will mean to families. Lily Breland said she doesn’t know what is in store for her two sons as a result of the assessment. “There was no room at all for interpretation. They never met either of the guys (her sons). I didn’t know what they were looking for,” said Breland, of Red Deer. She was one of about 200 people who came out to the meeting at the Sheraton Hotel to hear what Associate Minister of Services for People with Developmental Disabilities Frank Oberle had to say about funding cuts and changes to the PDD system. “I didn’t hear anything to alleviate any of my anxiety. We’ve known since March 7 that there

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Alberta MLA and Associate Minister of Services for Persons with Disabilities Frank Oberle speaks with Red Deer resident Wes McIntosh during a meeting at the Sheraton Hotel Wednesday. was budget cuts. Nobody has said how much or where. Ask me what my stress level is like. It’s through the roof right now,” Breland said. The meeting was one of 19 that will be held across the province with Oberle. Last week hundreds of people with disabilities and their caregivers protested outside the legislature against the province’s plan to cut $42 million in supports for Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Oberle said much of that money will be redirected towards needed increases to wages for PDD workers. Changes to the system will

a good fit because it has always been earmarked for some sort of park-related development. Curtis said the society’s proposal, which includes a community garden, would form an attractive node within the Waskasoo Park system. The proximity of the Lion Campgrounds has led to a society proposal to lease most of the 19 tent sites on the north end of the campground for use during cultural activities although that likely wouldn’t happen for several years. Curtis said of the nearby property owners, some support the society’s plans but others have concerns. Some are reluctant to see green space developed and questioned whether a more suitable location could not be found. Among those opposed is Jim Marke, who owns one of the bays in a nearby business strip. He and other business owners are concerned that the parking needed for the project will mean taking out a large chunk of natural area that is used by local wildlife. It also puts homes across from a light industrial area away from shops and other residential areas. The location also limits expansion of the Lions Campground, which will also lose spaces through the leasing agreement. Demand for campsites will only go up as the city grows, he added. “I’m just taken aback by the whole idea of them in this location,” he said. “I think it’s bad for them. I think it’s bad for the city. I just can’t see a redeeming feature in here.” Marke, who sits on the city’s municipal planning commission but would not vote on any issues related to the development, said he supports the society’s vision for creating a cultural and housing project, but not at this site. Curtis is aware of the concerns about losing camping sites. The tent spots were often not filled entirely at the campground and the city is already looking for new tent and RV camping sites in the city. The light industrial site nearby is in transition and is already being considered for other types of zoning allowing businesses such as music lessons or

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cultural programming. Putting the cultural centre into the middle of existing housing developments is not favoured because of the perception by some that events and festivals could prove disruptive. Curtis hopes the public understand the benefits of the project and that it will protect natural areas. Wildlife corridors will not be affected and park reserves along the river will remain undeveloped. “I really want people to understand that this is something that will complement the park, not detract from it.”

NAMES: Some unique The top 10 baby names for boys and girls born in Alberta in 2012 were released by Service Alberta on Wednesday. Last year there were 5,979 distinct boy names and 7,158 distinct girl names recorded by Service Alberta’s Vital Statistics branch. Albertan parents went all out choosing a diverse array of names. While the most common boy names were Liam, Ethan, Jacob, Logan, Mason, Benjamin, Lucas, Alexander, Carter and Noah, some parents chose to give their child a one-of-a-kind name such as Thunderbolt, Icarus, Little, Horizon, Rio, Denver, Boston, Cairo, Brave and Hendrix. The girl’s top 10 names were Emma, Olivia, Emily, Sophia, Ava, Lily, Ella, Isabella, Abigail and Chloe. But parents looking for something different for their new girl chose names including Dancing-Sunflower, Rhaney-Day, Shy-Angel, Skeeter, Princess, Germany, Alberta, Alabama and Ireland. According to Service Alberta final numbers and a complete list of the names of 2012’s Alberta babies will be available once all the information is collected and compiled later this year.

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also reallocate services based on need. “We have over-served people in our population right now. We have under-served people and I have to address that. “I need to build a system based on need so we’re going to use needs assessment and personal circumstances and family conversations to develop a support program,” Oberle said. Central Alberta agencies will find out how much funding they will receive in the next few weeks to provide PDD services.



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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wildrose Facebook comments got by $20-million power moderators on weekend, says Smith substation, transmission BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta Progressive Conservatives are chiding the Wildrose party over comments on the party’s Facebook page by people angry at Leader Danielle Smith for attending a Sikh parade. Photos taken at the Calgary event earlier this month show Smith wearing a head scarf while she stands smiling with members of the Sikh community. Two comments were, “I like you, but this photo is inappropriate. You represent Alberta, not India. When did Wildrose change?”, and “If you emulate the Muslim faith, I will NEVER vote for you.” Service Alberta Minister Manmeet Bhullar said in a news release Wednesday that such racism

and bigotry has no place in Alberta, adding that if the Wildrose had changed, it would have not left them up for nearly a week. Bhullar said he was at the parade with Smith and it was “extremely disappointing” that she hadn’t commented on the postings. Smith apologized, saying her party should have been more diligent in moderating their comment page over the long weekend, but as soon as they saw the postings, they removed them. “I agree with Minister Bhullar, some of the comments were disgusting and out of line and bigoted and there is no place in our party for that kind of attitude. “If people won’t vote for me because I celebrate our cultural diversity, then good riddance. “We’re a party that embraces all people of all background and

culture. The only way to confront bigotry is head-on, so I intend to continue going and celebrating our cultural events all over the province.” Bhullar said Smith “needs to issue an immediate apology for the reprehensible behaviour of her party’s supporters.” Smith said she has no idea if the posters are Wildrose members or supporters, adding it’s irrelevant because there’s no place for their comments. “We get hundreds and hundreds of comments on my Facebook page and we do have staff that regularly delete inappropriate comments. We missed a few this weekend, I apologize for that. It in no way reflects my views or the views of my MLAs or our party.”

Lawsuit stalls Montana executions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Normally, the lawyer for a Canadian on death row in Montana would not be happy in limbo. But Ron Waterman, lead counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, is gaining confidence that his lawsuit challenging the way the state carries out its executions could end up with a positive ending for Ronald Smith. Smith has been facing death in a small prison cell in Deer Lodge, Mont., for 30 years. He refused a plea bargain in 1983 that would have seen him avoid death row for killing two Montana men, but soon changed his mind and has been fighting his execution ever since. He has all but run out of legal options. A request for clemency is currently before Montana’s governor. The civil liberties union filed a lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of Smith and another death row inmate. It argues that the lethal injection

used in the state is cruel and unusual punishment and violates the right to human dignity. A 2011 ruling in Montana District Court pointed to such problems as lack of training for individuals who administer the drugs and a discrepancy over whether two or three drugs should be used. Judge Jeffrey Sherlock also questioned how it’s determined if an inmate is unconscious before receiving a lethal injection. Sherlock ordered the state to change the statute governing its execution protocol. The state is trying to bypass a requirement that it needs legislative approval to change the way it carries out executions. A hearing date was set for July but has been pushed back a year. Waterman said Sherlock will instead be asked to simply look at the evidence and issue a summary ruling. That could happen as early as this fall.

“My prediction is the court is going to say again the only way to go forward is to fix the statute, which is what the judge said last time,” said Waterman in an interview with The Canadian Press from Washington, D.C. Waterman said the current law is “too specific.” It includes a requirement that an ultra-fast-acting barbiturate be used to spare prisoners any unnecessary suffering. But sodium pentothal, which fits the criterion, is not manufactured in the United States or the European Union and cannot be imported, he said. Smith, originally from Red Deer, was convicted for shooting Harvey Madman Jr. and Thomas Running Rabbit while he was high on drugs and alcohol. He had been taking 30 to 40 hits of LSD and consuming between 12 and 18 beers a day at the time of the murders. Smith has had a number of execution dates set and overturned.

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF An estimated $20 million power substation and transmission line will be built in order to stay ahead of anticipated growth in northeast Red Deer. The proposed location is one km east of the 67th Street and 30th Avenue interchange. Jim Jorgensen, Electric Light and Power manager, said the site was chosen primarily based on technical needs where substations are typically built in the centre of the demand. Jorgensen said the new transformer at the substation would expand the existing capabilities of the electric system by 15 to 20 per cent in capacity. The closest development is south of the proposed site in Timberlands. Jorgensen said the 100 residents within 800 metres were sent information packages in the mail. “The ideal is we would get ahead of demand as we go,” said Jorgensen, at an open house at Safety City on Wednesday. “We have three substations that connect us to the provincial grid (that are) nearing capacity because of the growth of the city.” The City will install 1.6 kms of transmission line to connect the new substation to the provincial electrical grid. The plans to start construction in early 2014 to mid 2014 depending on regulatory process with the province. An application will be filed with the Alberta Utilities Commission this summer. There are currently three substations in Red Deer. The fourth substation would service about a fourth of the population. Another open house is slated for May 28 at the Eastview Estates Community Centre. For more information go to or powerup@

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Courthouse hostage-taking ends peacefully THE CANADIAN PRESS Police say a female prisoner used a lens from a pair of eyeglasses to take a fellow prisoner hostage at the Edmonton courthouse. The tactical unit and negotiators were called to the downtown building shortly before noon. Insp. Dean Hilton says officers found one woman holding another woman hostage in the cells area. Both women were waiting to appear in court at the time. Hilton says a negotiator managed to talk the woman into giving herself up and she was taken to hospital for observation. The situation was over in less than two hours.

About 200 people were ordered out of their homes in a rural area west of Edmonton on Wednesday as a wildfire fanned by heavy winds burned out of control. Brazeau County delivered 200 evacuation notices to residents in the Lindale area. It’s the second forest fire the county has had to battle. Residents in Lodgepole, 55 kilometres southwest of Lindale, returned to their homes a week ago after a fire threatened their community. No homes in the Lindale area have been destroyed, and just one outbuilding has burned. Another 200 people in the nearby Birchwood area were put on one-hour evacuation alert.


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Post-secondary in transition THE INCONSISTENCIES IN PROVINCIAL FUNDING MAKE THE TASK MORE DIFFICULT BY DAVID BAUGH SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Budget 2013’s approach to post-secondary education in Alberta resembles the change to central control and cost-cutting in health care in 2008. Vagueness of the instructions to post-secondary, and cuts after years of zero or small funding increases are different. What else is happening? First is a harder to ignore revenue problem. Unlike Norway, which pays for government through taxes, saves non-renewable resource royalties and has $580 billion accumulated, Alberta spends all energy income and the earnings from a $16-billion Heritage Fund. The scale of the subsidy of public services by energy dollars has grown with population, leading to more severe cuts when prices fall. Second, compounding growth in public sector pay and benefits competes with plans to start saving royalty income. The province fears teachers after a 2002 strike; in exchange for labour peace in the 2008 election, thenPremier Ed Stelmach promised billions to cover the unfunded liability in teacher pensions, plus multi-year wage hikes. Alberta teachers are now the

highest paid in Canada. To get its wage freeze with teachers, the province first cut MLA pay and froze public service management salaries. Then it made steep cuts to post-secondary education. With a pay freeze mild in comparison, a week later a three-year freeze was reached with Alberta Teachers Association. When not all school boards signed on, the province legislated it. A three-year freeze also was reached with doctors. Parts of post-secondary are now in contract negotiations. However, executive compensation at large universities and some colleges seems as disconnected from facts on the ground as it was in health regions prior to creation of Alberta Health Services superboard. Alberta had increased health spending for over a decade by about 10 per cent a year; yet autonomous regional boards still ran cost overruns. In 2007, the CEO of the Calgary Region was paid $1.27 million and the overrun was $85 million. The next year, instead of picking up the tab as usual, the province terminated all the CEOs and vice-presidents, and ended competition among boards for the biggest budget (Calgary had massive staff overtime instead of new hires). Gone are huge funding increases — this year it’s

down to 3.5 per cent, and cost overruns are forbidden or AHS executives will be fired. Now the province turns to post-secondary education. After the province had forecast a $6.2-billion revenue shortfall, the University of Alberta announced a $12-million deficit. The U of A pays its president $1 million a year, and bought back, for $930,000, her official residence, a house for which she’d paid $750,000. Then it renovated it. Prior, when a U of C president retired with a $4.5 million “golden handshake,” 200 staff were laid off. New Mount Royal University in Calgary competes with the U of C, and has more degrees planned. Some competition is good, but the province wants post-secondary institutions mainly to complement; it no more wishes to fund money-losing competition there than it did among the old health boards. Government now gropes to see the big picture, and to find how to implement it. It knows it cannot run post-secondary institutions as it can health administration — universities have their own governing authorities under law, and traditions of academic freedom and independence. Instead, 7.3 per cent across-the-board cuts compare to

squeezing a lemon to see what pits pop out. The U of A could close its Calgary campus: a small dent in a now $40-million shortfall. Colleges need reform of the ratio of overhead to teaching, and RDC fails to provide much regional access for degree completions. But deep, equal cuts are haphazard. While Conservatives tout benefits of training for the economy, Portage and Northern Lakes Colleges are being forced to end programs in northern communities with skills and labour shortages and high unemployment. The province claims final say on program cancellations; if any are reversed, they may be funded by targeted envelopes that come with increased government control. Having hit the re-set button, government still has time before the next election to keep its word on stable funding for post-secondary education, and on more university degree access for Central Alberta. If it does not, then another factor in singling out post-secondary for severe cuts is likely to be anti-university bias. David Baugh, PhD, is an instructor and head of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Red Deer College.

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Best conservationists are those who own the land As every farmer knows, if you don’t plant, you don’t get paid. There’s not a lot of future in keeping farmland out of crops. Agriculture Canada reports that even though crop carryovers from the previous year are at near-record lows, nearrecord plantings and a rising Canadian dollar are expected to put downward pressure on prices for most cereal grains. For the farmer, that means more pressure to get the most production from the land that you have. Here’s a picture from the U.S. midwest that crossed the GREG globe on Tuesday. The AssociNEIMAN ated Press has interviewed one farmer who bought a golf course, to convert it to cropland. South of the border, corn and soybeans are the flavour of the day, and high prices are encouraging farmers there to tear up windbreaks, clear out old buildings, drain wetlands, plow over conservation areas — and even push down headstones to plant over a pioneer cemetery — in order to cash in. Estimates there suggest if you can keep corn production costs to $5 a bushel, selling at the current price of $7 a bushel (last year it reached $8) can make you money — if you have a lot of acres to collect on. On whatever remaining natural or ecologically sensitive zones a landowner may have, preserving land for wildlife or for water quality protection represents a significant financial sacrifice.


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So it’s good to see Red Deer County become Alberta’s third to partner with Delta Waterfowl, a conservation and research group, in a program that will take up some of the burden of good land stewardship. That includes both the financial and practical tools needed to help landowners preserve the natural heritage we all started with when this part of the world was settled. Delta Waterfowl promotes the Alternative Land Use Services program, which Red Deer County joined in April. ALUS promotes itself as incentivebased. Their start point is that creating and enforcing environmental regulations is expensive, and in the final analysis, doesn’t work. That’s because of the law that says if you don’t plant, you don’t get paid. ALUS connects farmers to the tools needed to make conservation less costly. It makes use of the leadership of farmers and ranchers as conservationists. The program also acts as a link to both government and the public, because without their support, all the regulations in the world cannot overcome the financial law of farming. Ultimately, that means some of our tax money must go to farmers to have them refrain from putting sensitive zones to the plow. In the partnership Red Deer County just joined, we’re not talking about a whole lot of cash, though. The County of Vermilion River is the lead applicant in the partnership, and they are only asking for $250,000 to cover the three counties involved. And that’s over two years. Viewed in the light of the costs of farming, a quarter of a million dollars over two years isn’t much. But with the other tools and assistance ALUS brings to the table, important bits of land here and there that

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SOME RESTRICTIONS REMAIN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canada is lifting a nearly 30-yearold ban on gay men giving blood, though for the time being only those who are abstinent will be allowed to donate. The new policy, which Canadian Blood Services hopes to have in place by mid-summer, will allow men to donate blood if they haven’t had sex with another man for five years before the donation. The agency understands that the length of this deferral won’t satisfy all critics. But agency executive Dana Devine said this is the first step in what Canadian Blood Services hopes will be a continued effort to work out what is the best approach to incorporating gay men into the donation community. “So the message to them today is to simply bear with us,� Devine, vice-president of medical, scientific and research affairs at Canadian Blood Services, said in an interview. “We are working toward attempting to make the opportunity for additional people to donate blood ... and we just aren’t quite there yet for that group of people.� The policy change has been in the works for several years and has involved consultation with groups representing would-be donors as well as hemophiliacs who rely on blood transfusions and those who could be harmed if screening systems aren’t adequate to keep pathogens out of the blood supply. Health Canada gave approval to Canadian Blood Services and its Quebec equivalent, Hema-Quebec, on Wednesday. The lifetime ban against donations by gay men was instituted in the mid 1980s by the Red Cross, which was then responsible for the blood supply system. The move was taken when it was realized that the alarming new disease AIDS, which was then untreatable, could be contracted through blood transfusions. In fact, hundreds of Canadians were infected with HIV and-or hepatitis C in the era before tests to screen out contaminated blood were developed and adopted by the Red Cross. A Royal Commission, the Krever Inquiry, later determined the Red Cross had not moved quickly enough and recommended stripping it of authority for the blood system. It also called for compensation for people injured by tainted blood. That history cast a long shadow over the work to lift the lifetime ban and explains the current go-slow approach. Dr. Mark Wainberg, a McGill University HIV researcher and a former president of the International AIDS Society, welcomed the move. “I think it is a step in the right direction regarding non-discrimination and stigmatization of gay men,� Wainberg said via an email. Critics of the policy have argued that gay men who are in long-term monogamous relationships should be allowed to give blood if they wish. The change announced Wednesday will open the door to men who may have had an experimental sexual encounter with another male when they were young, as well as men who were raped when they were boys, Devine said.

been briefed about it, said NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus. “Surely he must have asked for the document or whatever, a memo or whatever, an email,� Angus said. “If he has that, will he present it to Canadians and if not, why didn’t he try and find this out?� The Conservatives have denied the existence of any kind of documentation of an arrangement between Wright and Duffy concerning the money. When the prime minister’s office revealed the deal last week, they said Duffy received the money through his lawyer and the only condition was that an equal amount be repaid to the government on the same day. The payment allowed Duffy to stop co-operating with the external audit of his expenses, which eventually was forced to conclude it couldn’t account for all his spending. And on Wednesday, it emerged that the report written by the Tory-dominated, closed-door Senate committee studying those expenses actually deleted a specific reference to his failure to co-operate before releasing its report to the public. Another section of the report, describing the language that defines a primary or secondary residence as “unambiguous,� was also deleted — but it remained in the expense reports tabled on two other senators. The government leader in the Senate, Marjory LeBreton, said that was because Duffy had repaid the money. Duffy said he welcomes a second look at his file. “Canadians deserve to know all of the facts,� he said in his first statement since his resignation from caucus last week. “I am confident that when they do they will conclude, as Deloitte has already concluded, that my actions regarding expenses do not merit criticism.� Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said even seeing the cheque itself would be illustrative. “If we had the cheque we would know if the PM’s right hand man did indeed write it, who it was made out to, was it held in trust until Sen. Duffy lived up to his side of the bargain. In fact, we would know whether there was a cheque at all,� he said during question period. “Perhaps the good senator was handed a $90,000 bag of cash in small bills. We don’t know. So will the government produce the cheque?�

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LIMA, Peru — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government deploys a vast early-warning communications system to warn of potential problems on the horizon. But Harper insisted Wednesday that he learned about his right-hand man bailing out an embattled Conservative senator in much the same way as other Canadians did: by seeing it on the news. Not only was the prime minister not in the loop about Nigel Wright’s decision to give $90,000 to Sen. Mike Duffy, Harper said, he never would have signed off on the deal had Stephen Harper he been consulted about it. He also described himself as “sorry,� “frustrated� and “extremely angry� about the whole mess, which has forced his government onto a defensive footing and threatens its carefully cultivated image as a pillar of accountability and sound financial management. “I learned of this after stories appeared in the media last week speculating on the source of Mr. Duffy’s repayments,� Harper said at a news conference in Peru, the first time he’s taken questions publicly on the scandal since it broke last week. He said he first assumed Duffy had paid back the money — which went towards housing expenses and per diems he shouldn’t have claimed — out of his own pocket. “Immediately upon learning that the source was indeed my chief of staff, Nigel Wright, I immediately asked that that information be released publicly. That is what I knew.� Harper continued: “I was not consulted, I was not asked to sign off on any such thing,� he said. “Had I obviously been consulted, more importantly I would not have agreed, and it is obviously for those reasons that I accepted Mr. Wright’s resignation.� In the days immediately following the revelation that Wright had given Duffy the money, Harper had staunchly stood by his chief of staff and his spokespeople insisted that Wright’s job was safe. But Wright resigned Sunday, and Duffy quit the Conservative caucus last Thursday, after the details of their transaction began to emerge. The arrangement between the two is under investigation by the federal ethics commissioner; Duffy’s expenses in particular are being reviewed again by an internal Senate committee. “Obviously, I am very sorry that this has occurred. I am not only sorry, I’ve been through the range of emotions. “I’m sorry, I’m frustrated, I’m extremely angry about it,� Harper said. “But that is the reality and I think we’ve dealt with it promptly.� But Harper’s answers Wednesday were just another twist in a story that’s had too many inexplicable turns already, the NDP charged. Once Harper learned about the deal, he must have



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THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — The father of a seven-year-old boy whose mouth was allegedly taped closed by an after-school monitor says school officials in Halifax reacted slowly and incompletely to the incident. Chris Procunier said Wednesday that his wife Jennifer saw impressions from the tape on the boy’s mouth after the alleged incident last Thursday afternoon. His son was one of 11 students participating in the Excel after-school program at Bedford South School at the time, Procunier said in an interview. Procunier believes he and other parents should have been informed immediately, even though students weren’t in school Friday because it was a professional development day. “Our biggest issue is the lack of response from either the school board or the Excel program. There’s been no indication this is being dealt with properly,” he said. “If our kids hadn’t told us this was happening, we wouldn’t have known.” Procunier said he and his wife heard from three other parents last week that nine other children and their son were lined up for disciplinary action and had the tape placed over their mouths. “My son said they were speaking out loud, but I’m not sure what the catalyst was ... and there was actual duct tape placed on the kids mouths for an extended period of time,” said the father. Procunier said he is upset the school only called him to a meeting on Tuesday where he, eight children, other parents, an Excel official and the school principal discussed what happened. He said he wasn’t satisfied after the meeting that the board had a clear enough set of policies to prevent other occurrences in the afterschool program. In a news release, Education Minister Ramona Jennex says she is “very upset” about the allegation and the department will work with the school board to ensure it doesn’t happen again. It is not clear from official sources how many children allegedly had their mouths taped shut. The provincial government news release refers to one child. “Our schools need to be safe havens for children in this province,” said Jennex. “I expect the school board to have answers about this alleged incident shortly and we will work with the board to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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Terror attack leaves one dead in London, two suspects hospitalized BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In a brutal daylight attack which raised fears that terrorism had returned to London, two men with butcher knives hacked another man to death near a military barracks Wednesday before police wounded them in a shootout. In a shocking video broadcast on British TV, one man gestured with bloodied hands, waving a butcher knife in the air and shouting political statements against the British government as pedestrians milled about a body lying motionless on the street. Bloodstains coated the street. British officials said the attack appeared to be an act of terrorism, possibly motivated by radical Islam. The two suspects remained hospitalized on Wednesday night but their identities and that of their victim were not known. One of them was reported to be in serious condition. The afternoon attack occurred in the southeast London neighbourhood of Woolwich, just a few blocks from the Royal Artillery Barracks. In Paris, French President Francois Hollande, speaking at a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron, said the slain man was a British soldier. Cameron didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately confirm that fact but the Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ministry of Defence said it was urgently investigating if a U.K. soldier was involved. Cameron said there were â&#x20AC;&#x153;strong indicationsâ&#x20AC;? it was a terrorist incident. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have suffered these attacks before, we have always beaten them back,â&#x20AC;? Cameron said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will not be cowed, we will never buckle.â&#x20AC;? One British broadcaster ran video footage of what appeared to be one of the attackers, his hands covered in blood, making political statements about â&#x20AC;&#x153;an eye for an eyeâ&#x20AC;? to an unknown cameraperson as a body lay behind him on the ground. There was no immediate way for the Associated Press to verify who the cameraman was. The footage â&#x20AC;&#x201D; obtained by ITV news â&#x20AC;&#x201D; showed a man in a dark jacket and knit cap walking toward a camera, clutching a meat cleaver and a knife in what

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Kerry, U.S. push peace talks on Syrian rebels rized to speak publicly on the matter, said the Assad regime was proving more resilient than expected. He said his government was concluding the rebels might not be able to defeat it without greater and more direct assistance. Some of that new resilience in the Syrian

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Chechen immigrant was shot to death by authorities early Wednesday after he turned violent while being questioned about his ties to one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, officials said. Ibragim Todashev, a 27-year-old mixed martial arts fighter, was gunned down at his Orlando townhouse during a meeting with an FBI agent and two Massachusetts state troopers, authorities said. The agent was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. Three law enforcement officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Todashev had lunged at the FBI agent with a knife. However, two of those officials said later in the day it was no longer clear what happened. The third official had not received any new information. The FBI gave no details on why it was interested in Todashev except to say that he was being questioned as part of the Boston investigation. But some of his former roommates who were questioned as well said that Todashev knew one of the bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, from mixed martial arts fighting in Boston and that the FBI was asking about him. Public records show Todashev lived in Watertown, Mass., just outside Boston, last year. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, an aspiring boxer, was killed in a shootout with police days after the April 15 bombings. His younger brother, Dzhokhar, survived and is charged with carrying out the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260. Investigators have been trying to establish the scope of the plot. In addition, authorities in Massachusetts said they would investigate whether Tamerlan Tsarnaev had any connection to an unsolved 2011 slaying in the Boston suburb of Waltham, where three men were found dead in an apartment, their throats slit and marijuana sprinkled over their bodies. One of the victims was a boxer and a friend of Tsarnaevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Todashev had lived on and off with other Chechens in the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee and had moved to Orlando more recently, friends said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a regular guy, nothing wrong,â&#x20AC;? Saeed Dunkaev said. Police records, however, suggest he had a hot temper, with arrests in a road-rage incident and, more recently, in a fight over a parking space.

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Drug mafia, vigilantes battle for control in west Mexico BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LA RUANA, Mexico — The farm state of Michoacan is burning. A drug cartel that takes its name from an ancient monastic order has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a medieval-like reign of terror. The Knights Templar cartel is extorting protection payments from cattlemen, lime growers and businesses such as butchers, prompting some communities to fight back, taking up arms in vigilante patrols. Lime picker Alejandro Ayala chose to seek help from the law instead. After the cartel forced him out of work by shutting down fruit warehouses, he and several dozen co-workers, escorted by Federal Police, met on April 10 with then-state Interior Secretary Jesus Reyna, now the acting governor of the state in western Mexico. The 41-year-old father of two only wanted to get back to work, said his wife, Martha Elena Murguia Morales. But, as often, the cartel responded before the government did. On the way back, his convoy was ambushed, twice. Ayala and nine others were killed. “I called him after the first one, and he said, ‘They shot at us, but I’m OK,”’ Murguia Morales said. “Then I called him again, and he didn’t answer.” Help finally arrived Sunday when thousands of soldiers rolled in to restore order. The government of President Enrique Pena Nieto says troops will stay in Michoacan until every citizen lives in peace. But the offensive, headed by Secretary of Defence Salvador Cienfuegos, looks a lot like failed operations launched previously by former President Felipe Calderon, who start-

ed his first assault on organized crime in Michoacan shortly after taking office in late 2006. Calderon was trying to stop drug cartels from morphing into mafias controlling all segments of society. But that’s exactly what has happened, as they maintain country roads, control the local economy and mete out justice for common crimes. In the Tierra Caliente, a remote agricultural region, fire has been a favoured weapon of the cartel. On the highway between Coalcoman and La Ruana, the ruins of three sawmills torched by the cartel still smouldered this week. The owners reportedly had failed to pay protection fees of 120 pesos (about $10) for every cubic meter of wood they sold, the equivalent of about 10 cents for every two-by-four board. The Knights Templar also demands that avocado growers pay 2,000 pesos (about $160) per hectare of trees. Avocado warehouses were set afire this month by armed men. The heart of a conflict where a mafia openly rules and the government is largely absent is nowhere more evident than in the lime groves that cover the hot, hilly plains, miles and miles of trees with the fruit yellowing and falling into uncollected heaps on the ground. Mexico is the world’s largest producer of limes, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than two million tons in 2012. Much of its exports go to the United States, and Michoacan contributes a large share of that: nearly 475,000 tons of the fruit last year, half from the Tierra Caliente. It sometimes seems like everything in Mexico, from tacos to potato chips to beer, gets a squeeze of lime. By late last year, the cartel wasn’t just extorting money from lime grow-


A group of armed guards stand with their weapons at the entrance of the town of La Ruana, Michoacan, Mexico, Monday. ers and packers. It had started charging per-box payments from lime pickers, who make only $10 to $15 per day labouring under the scorching sun. With officials doing nothing to help, self-defence groups started to spring up in February to fight back. Heavily armed men in masks and baseball caps began manning barricades along highways and patrolling the countryside, sometimes openly battling the cartel. Then the cartel shut the warehouses, forbidding brokers to buy limes and cutting off work for the pickers who had revolted. Straw-hatted fruit broker Carlos Torres Chavez watched on Tuesday as thousands of fresh green limes poured down the chutes from his plant’s giant

hoppers into a 37-ton truck for shipment to a processing mill. It was his first day open in two months, thanks to the arrival of the army. Torres Chavez sells to mills that make lime oil. He usually gets yellow, overripe, second-rate fruit. But because of the growers’ desperation to make money, they were selling him fresh green limes for a peso per kilogram (8 cents per pound), a third of what the fruit is normally worth. “This is a waste. These are good limes, they can be eaten. They shouldn’t be going to the mill,” said Domingo Mora, 54, as he picked up one of the limes sifting through the hoppers.

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A very good prairie bull trout. Below, western march brown in wild clematis time.

The sacred trust: going fishing on May 16 One of my late father’s maxims was that there is no such thing as bad scotch, but some are better than others. I now say the same about May 16s. Busy as he was, the Guv always took me fishing on May 16, opening day of fishing season when I was a kid. He died 37 years ago … on May 16. Ever since, I have regarded it as a sacred trust to go fishing on May 16, preferably to a place where I had fished with my Dad, make at least one cast, and remember him. This year, son John helped me get out there. There have been horrible May 16s over the years: monsoons, blizzards, blown-out rivers and streams, even fire closures. This year’s memorial was one of the best; an omen of that was at my feet BOB as I slid out of the rig at the SCAMMELL Night Hole stile: a blooming coltsfoot, said to mark the line between awful April and maybe May. Just then, my friend and neighbour from up the creek, Ken Short, arrived, and the three of us adjourned for lunch to the magnificent bench and casting deck Ken has built for me so I can watch and beset one of my favourite places on Earth, maybe even make a few casts, without falling in. I munched and sipped the favourite fishing lunch of my Dad and I — cheese and onion on rye and a cold beer — mused, and remembered. ... The Night Hole was in perfect shape, moderate height, clear. The Guv caught several nice browns in it over the years, but he’d never risk it at night when the really big ones fed. A kid’s education is too important to be entirely frittered away in school, I argued, so John’s primary teacher excused him one day years ago, so he could come out to observe one of nature’s miracles — a salmon fly hatch — provided he wrote a report on it. He sat on the bank right where my deck is now and, startled by the gush and thwack of a huge brown engulfing a salmon fly, hollered “Holy (and a word I didn’t even know he knew), what was that?” Several fish were rising out there, including a


“For the upcoming winter of 2012-2013, the cards appear to be especially stacked in favor of harsh weather outbreaks in North America and Europe.” — Charles H. Greene in the December issue of Scientific American “The question is not whether sea ice loss is affecting the large-scale atmospheric circulation ... it’s how can it not? — Jennifer Francis, professor of atmospheric science

Ken has been fishing Prairie more than usual recently, encouraged by its prime condition and results more like its good old days than at any time in the last decade. On May 15, he took two large browns in my own Cabin Pool, which I haven’t been able to get down to and across to fish in four or five years. Much farther upstream, he recently landed a 60-cm bull trout.

My phone started ringing off the hook in 2007. I got calls from farmers whose land was flooding, and I got calls from acreage owners whose basement sump pumps weren’t keeping up with the extra water. And except for a significant drought in the fall and winter of 2009-2010, my phone has continued to ring. There is another reason that I keep an eye on weather forecasts, and that’s because I’m one of those sensitive EVAN fools who would rather live BEDFORD with -30C temperatures than with 30C temps. I can always put on another layer, but when I get down to shorts and T-shirts, there’s nowhere left to go (except the type of attire that the police tend to frown on). So my weather antennae are fairly well honed. But I would suspect that even those folks who ignore weather reports would agree with me that we haven’t had a really hot, dry summer in the last decade or so. Some of us might pipe up and say that this would be evidence of global cooling and the vast conspiracy among climate scientists. However, they would then have to explain why the Arctic has seen a summer ice coverage loss over the last 30 years equal to the land area of Europe (minus Scandinavia and Russia). That’s a shrinkage of forty per cent — and most of it just in the last decade or so. And if that’s nonsense, then we’d have to conjure up another conspiracy — this one amongst all of the Inuit. A better explanation comes from science and the polar jet stream. You remember the jet stream. It’s the big wide band across the weather map that loops up to Alaska one week and down to Florida the next. When it loops up to Alaska, it allows warm tropical air to move north. When it loops down to Florida, it allows frigid arctic blasts to destroy orange crops. And when it stays in one position for weeks or months at a time, it causes havoc: droughts, floods, deep freezes, etc. And now scientists, such as Jennifer Francis, Stephen Vavrus and Charles H. Greene, are drawing a link between a warming Arctic and a jet stream gone wild. With a warming arctic, the polar winds weaken. This, in turn, weakens the jet stream further south. And when the jet stream weakens, its loops (called Rossby waves) get much looser and they extend out farther, both to the north and to the south. And they also tend to stay in one place. And when you have a jet stream sitting in one place for a whole season, you have the same kind of weather for months at a time. And when that happens, you have trouble. You have crops wilting in the heat or communities being flooded or snow drifts reaching up to the eavestroughs. Here, in Central Alberta, I would have to say that we’ve been relatively lucky. We’ve had our share of wet weather, and we’ve just come out of a six-month winter.

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couple of good ones, more than I have seen here since the double disaster of the imposition of the harmful zero limit on Prairie Creek in 1998, and the “200-year flood” in 2005. I asked Ken if he had been seeing any blooming wild clematis in his recent foraging for black morels, which seem scarce this year, thus harder than ever to see. He had, so I suspect the trout were rising for the very dark western March brown mayflies that are also invisible unless you lower your nose to the water and peer up against the light. I made a few casts with a spinning outfit and soon hooked a trout on a No. 6 Len Thompson red and white spoon. Immediately the trout “Ralphed” me and threw the hook, a relic of the late premier’s bad old mandatory barbless rule. John rigged up and waded upstream, fly fishing. Fishing up there recently, 300 metres or so, around the first bend and into the Sweeper Bend, Ken saw, then got a rare picture: a young otter in one of the sweepers with a sizeable brown trout like a cob of corn, crosswise in its mouth. Studies are ongoing out here to determine what effect the growing otter population is having on the fishery.


Things blooming for Dahlia and Gladiola Society OPERATING ITS OWN DAHLIA TRIAL GARDEN Good things come to those who wait, and meet all the requirements. This is the feeling in the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiola Society. After four years of planning and becoming a number of members becoming certified American Dahlia Association judges, the dahlia and glad society is operating its own dahlia trial garden. The Piper Creek Trial Garden is located on the outskirts or Red Deer. The garden will be running trials on seedlings from local hybridizers as well as those sent to them from across Canada and the United States. Having award-winning LINDA dahlias on the city limits is TOMLINSON nothing new as Lorne McArthur has been involved in this process for at least 20 years. During that time, he has encouraged others as well as sent a number of seedlings to trial gardens in the United States. At least one of the seedlings passed all the tests to become a named variety. Space within the existing trial gardens was hard if


not impossible to secure, which limited the hybridizers, leading to forming their own association. To members of the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiola Association, hybridizing, growing and showing their plants is a passion that they have always been willing to share. This year, they are hosting the Alberta Horticulture Association’s annual conference on June 15 in Red Deer. The annual meeting does official business but the drawing point is the speakers, and those sessions are open to the public. This year’s speakers include Reg Powys-Loybbe, Ken Jensen and Joe Pelz. Powys-Loybbe grows and hybridizes gladiolas in Southern Alberta, where the days are slightly longer, allowing the flowers to consistently develop seed before frost. During the later part of summer, Reg has been known to travel across Canada and to Great Britain with his blooms, attending major shows and bringing home ribbons. Any stem he enters into a show is perfect in colour, shape size and condition and are always a delight to see. There is very little Reg does not know about gladiolas and he is happy to share how to get the best out of each corm. Jensen is from Lacombe. He has judged flowershows for the Alberta Horticultural Association for over 20 years. He is also a judge and representative with the American Dahlia Society, which is a group that encompasses all of North America.

Ken understands all aspects of dahlias from growing to the finer points of judging, all of which he is planning on sharing with everyone who attends the conference. Pelz is the head gardener for the city of Red Deer. He oversees a staff of eight to 10, with the most noticeable contribution being at City Hall Park in the heart of downtown Red Deer. The park was officially started in 1902 but use of it was delayed by legal problems until 1914. The park has changed over the years but it has always been a place for people to gather. One of this year’s additions will be a bed of dahlias supplied by the Alberta Glad and Dahlia Association. Take time to walk through the gardens throughout the summer enjoy all the plants. The Alberta Horticultural Association’s conference is always an enjoyable experience. It is a time to get together with gardeners of all ages to discuss gardening. For those who want to attend the association’s annual conference on June 15, the cost is $25 and that includes lunch, speakers and coffee. The cost is payable to the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiola Association. For more information, contact Marilyn McArthur at 403-346-4902. Linda Tomlinson is a local horticulturalist that can be reached at or




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Say goodbye to hot flashes! The room is too hot, then too because of the number of potencold, covers on and then covers tially serious side effects, such as off. an increased risk of stroke, blood Top it off with early-morning clots, heart attack and breast canwaking between the cer. hours of 4 a.m. and 6 Thankfully, there are a.m. How are you supseveral natural treatposed to get any rest ments for menopause and feel energetic? that do not have harmAdd in the embarful side effects and are rassment and frustrahighly effective. They tion of hot flashes durhave been clinically ing the day when you proven to provide relief are in an important of physical and emoconversation or work tional symptoms such situation. as: sleep disturbances, If this describes you, hot flashes, depressive then you are among the mood, irritability, and SHANE 90 per cent of menophysical and emotional JOHNSON pausal women who exexhaustion. perience hot flashes NATUROPATHIC Herbs are one of the and endure the annoymost effective menoMEDICINE ance and disruption of pausal treatments. life that menopausal However, the level of symptoms can cause. success is determined A lot of women believe that by the quality and quantity of their only options are to either the herbs used, as well as tailortough it out or go on hormone re- ing the herbs used to the specific placement therapy. In my opinion, symptoms. That is why consultaneither of these are great options tion with a properly trained naturbut the good news is that there are opathic doctor is the key to ensureffective alternative treatments ing optimal results. available. For example, I commonly use The Women’s Health Initia- an herbal extract of rhubarb, tive completed a very large and which has been used in clinical well-known study looking at hor- studies of menopausal women. mone replacement therapy (HRT) The results have shown signifiin women. It was found that HRT cant improvement in symptoms could not be used by all women of menopause within just 28 days

when compared to placebo. Further, in just 12 weeks, daily hot flashes were reduced by 75 per cent. The best part is that there are no side effects or increased risk for serious conditions. Non-herbal, but easy and affordable changes you can make include: ● Eliminating the use of coffee and alcohol (can lead to a drastic decrease in the frequency and severity of hot flashes); ● Increasing exercise (can lead to a drastic decrease in the frequency and severity of hot flashes); ● Bone health can be protected with good nutrition and nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D. Put an end to your sleepless nights and hot flashes. Get started in feeling better faster by seeking out a trained naturopathic doctor to help you transition through menopause smoothly. Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Aspire Natural Medicine. He completed his naturopathic medical training at the prestigious Bastyr University, and is among only a handful of naturopathic doctors in Alberta to complete an additional one-year residency in family medicine. For more detailed information on naturopathic medicine visit


Children walk during recess. Fewer Canadian kids are commuting by walking or biking, as a new report reveals a marked decline among young people using active modes of transportation.

Active transportation declines FEWER KIDS COMMUTING BY FOOT, BIKE, REPORT FINDS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Fewer Canadian kids are commuting by walking or biking as a new report reveals a marked decline among young people using active modes of transportation. Active Healthy Kids Canada released its annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth on Tuesday, assigning a “D” grade in the category of active transportation. A “D minus” grade was given for overall physical activity levels. Children who use active transport for commutes to and from school can accumulate up to 45 additional minutes daily of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity compared to kids travelling by car, train or bus. Yet in Canada, a recent survey revealed that while 58 per cent of parents walked to school when they were children, only 28 per cent of their own kids were doing the same today. “That’s a reduction of 50 per cent in one generation. That’s substantial by any estimate,” said Mark Tremblay, chief scientific officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada. From 2000 to 2010, the percentage of youth aged 5-17 using only inactive modes of transportation for school commutes increased from 51 per cent to 62 per cent. The report found many data sources in different age groups suggested only 25 to 35 per cent of Canadian kids and youth use active transport to and from school. Among youth aged 15 to 17, time spent walking daily dipped from 17 minutes to 11 minutes between 1992 and 2010. Tremblay said active transportation is among “a whole bunch of pieces” that contribute to physical activity levels, along with other key components such as active

play, organized sports participation and physical education. Tremblay said there may be instances where schools are too far away for youngsters to commute by their own power. But research shows many examples where high numbers of kids are being ferried to destinations within a walking or biking distance, he noted. “There are kids that live 25 kilometres from the school. They can’t walk or bike. And so we get that,” said Tremblay, director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. “But can those kids walk or bike to other things that are going on in their community? To their friend’s house? To the baseball pitch, which might be a couple of kilometres down the road? “This isn’t just about to and from school....We’re talking about any trips.” If kids walked for all trips less than one kilometre in distance, it would translate, on average, to 2,238 additional steps each day — or around 15 to 20 minutes of walking, the report said. Tremblay said living in an autodependent society has made the process of commuting by car the norm. “It’s not even part of our consciousness. We just hop into the car and it’s not like we ever thought: ‘Why didn’t we walk there?’ Because our frame of reference of distances to walk has reduced so much over time that we don’t consider it a possibility. “A kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, which are totally walkable (distances) and can be very enjoyable ... it just doesn’t cross our minds — and so we don’t think of it for our kids, either.” Time, money and safety are the three key barriers to kids being

more physically active, said Kelly Murumets, president & CEO of ParticipAction. Active transportation offers a simple, cost-effective, accessible way for parents to help ensure kids are getting the activity they need without having to pay for organized sport, she noted. In instances where kids are able to travel on foot, using pedal power or some other means of active transport, Murumets said parents can organize walking school buses or bicycle caravans with a volunteer adult or group of parents convening with youngsters to commute en masse. As for overall physical activity levels, 84 per cent of three-tofour-year-olds met early years guidelines of at least 180 minutes of daily physical activity at any intensity. However, in the case of older kids, the report painted a far more dire picture of their activity levels — or lack thereof. Only seven per cent of five- to 11-year-olds and four per cent of 12- to 17-year-olds met recommended guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity daily. Walking quickly, skating and bike riding are examples of moderate activities, while running, basketball and soccer are examples of vigorous activities. Even if it’s just kicking a ball around or going for a walk after dinner, Murumets said it’s important for parents to promote active time among their kids and to show leadership by participating as well. “It’s not having to pile everyone into a car, having to pay for an expensive activity and drive kids somewhere. It’s just simple, easy, and can take 20 to 30 minutes.”



How to remodel your food choices If you’re a cookie fiend, can’t resist meat, cheese or creamy salad dressings, haven’t munched broccoli since 1986 and are not sufferin’ succotash, you may be a super-taster. A new Stanford University study found that at least 30 per cent of us are supertasters. We dislike bitter flavours and love sweets. And half of STs came into the world that way. The rest? Well, repeat exposure to added sugars, red meat and fatty flavors ruins your ability to appreciate the delicious goodness in veggies, 100 per cent whole grains and lean protein. Super-tasting leads to super-size health problems: Your risk for metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer goes way up. And so does the likelihood that you have high blood pressure, an oversize waistline, higherthan-healthy blood sugar levels, low levels of good HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides. But there’s hope. You can pull a Bob Vila and do a total renovation — on your food choices. You’ll love the results, including the way you feel and look! Here’s how. Go for fruit, nuts, dark chocolate (70 per cent cacao) and green or herbal tea. A whopping 31 per cent of adults have genetically based cravings for sweets. Turn that to your advantage by redefining dessert. You’ll sidestep empty calories, artery-clogging saturated fat and Food Felon refined sugars and syrups, and get a boost of extra fibre, vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant-based nutrients. Keep your favorite fruits on hand: frozen raspberries and strawberries; fresh bananas, pineapples and seasonal goodies like sun-ripened cherries and mangoes; and canned-in-juice pineapple, mandarin oranges and peaches. Then get super-creative. Grill fresh fruit on skewers. Layer dried cherries and toasted nuts over Greek yogurt. Make a sumptuous, over-the-top fruit salad spiked with mint leaves or a handful of dark-chocolate chips. Serve with green or herbal tea. Bring out the sweetness in bitter veggies. Super-tasters are turned off by the strongtasting compounds in super-healthy broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and other cruciferous vegetables. Skipping these supernutritious goodies can ramp up your risk for colon cancer. So what can STs do to

bring out the sweetness in these important veggies? Try cooking red cabbage in apple juice. Roast the cauliflower with a brushing of extravirgin olive oil. Pair kale and broccoli with lemon juice and a dusting of Parmesan. Try a drizzle of honey on Brussels sprouts. We love them with grated fresh ginger and garlic. Explore more big, meaty flavours. Yup, some of us are born with an out-size taste for meat, too. Getting away from the red stuff is great for your arteries. Make the transition to healthier proteins easy by replacing red meat with foods naturally rich in “umami” — the satisfying, meaty flavour also found in some seafood and veggies. Satisfying your taste for meat this way adds more fibre and nutrients to your diet. Mushrooms (they are packed with vitamin D-3, too), sweet potatoes, carrots and tomatoes with the seeds are overflowing with maximum umami. Add them to soups, stews and chicken, fish and bean dishes. Mix roasted mushrooms and tomatoes with ground skinless turkey for a meaty burger. Or dive into seafood like salmon, ocean trout, cod or mackerel more often. And do make sure you get two to three servings of omega-3-rich salmon and ocean trout a week. Go for the good fats. An odd taste-bud glitch means some people’s taste buds overlook the fat in food — so their bodies don’t tell them, “Whoa, you’ve had enough!” That can lead to overeating and weight gain. If you tend to overindulge in ice cream, cheese or creamy salad dressings, that could be you. Your fix? Switch to good fats (and keep an eye on portions). Have salmon instead of red meat, nuts instead of cheese on your salad, use olive oil instead of mayo and creamy dressings. Give yourself a month of these taste treats, and you’ll renovate your palate. Pure, healthy flavors become more appealing than fatty, sugary ones. Enjoy! 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

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RESULTS: Takes years to recover from floods These results seem on schedule with fisheries biologists telling me that it takes eight years for the survivors of a disaster like the 2005 flood to breed their population back to what it was. Ken has been taking most of his trout on his bead-head version of my Short Black Booger. John came back and reported very fast fishing — and missing — on my version of the Booger. “The fish are fast, in mid-season form, and I’m not,” he said. Finally he had really reared back, broke his leader and left his fly in a really good brown. As we drove home, a steady stream of early westbound long weekenders came toward us in the sporadic downpours, all loaded to the gunnels with Kamikaze 500 ATVs and other weapons of mass

destruction. At Happy Hour I toasted us as we so often did after a good day, with a dram of Famous Grouse, one of the Guv’s “better” scotches. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@

WEATHER: Haven’t had total disasters But we haven’t had total disasters such as the Russian drought of

2010, which saw their hottest summer on record and an estimated 56,000 deaths from the resulting heat, fires and smog. This was largely attributed to a jet stream that just wanted to stay in one place (otherwise known as a “blocking event”). So perhaps when we next hear about some unusually warm weather up in Iqaluit, we shouldn’t just treat it as a slow news day. It could come back to bite us when we least expect it. Evan Bedford is a local environmentalist. Direct comments, questions and suggestions to wyddfa23@ Visit the Energy and Ecology website at


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NEW YORK — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she “could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn’t relevant to what he wanted to learn.” On Monday, Thomas and his mom learned that he is in esteemed company as a high-school dropout with a knack for computers: David Karp, 26, sold Tumblr, the online blogging forum he created, to Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Examples of tech geniuses who lack college degrees are well-known — Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg among them. But Karp left high school after his freshman year, with his mother’s blessing, at the tender age of 14. Critics say dropping out of school to pursue a dream is a terrible idea. Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at Stanford Law School who teaches and advises startup companies, says it’s like “buying a lottery ticket — that’s how good your odds are here. More likely than not, you will become unemployed. For every success, there are 100,000 failures.” But what about kids who are so good at computer programming that schools can’t teach them what they need to know? “That’s what internships are for; that’s what extracurricular activities are for,” says Wadhwa, who has founded two companies. Karp, in an interview with The Associated Press, said he hopes teenagers don’t look at his success as an excuse for leaving school. “That is not a path that I would haphazardly recommend to kids out there,” he said. “I was in a very unique position of knowing exactly what I wanted to do at a time when computer science education certainly wasn’t that good in high school in New York City.” Karp was a student at the Bronx High School of Science, an elite New York City public school that only admits students who score well on a difficult entrance exam, when his mother gave him the option of home-schooling.

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He took Japanese classes and had a math tutor while continuing with an internship at an animation production company, but by age 16, he was working for a website and was on his way to become a tech entrepreneur. He never did get his diploma. Karp’s mother told the AP that she let him leave school because she realized “he needed the time in the day in order to create.” That resonates with Thomas’ mom, who says her son “always wanted to learn more than what the schools wanted to teach him. At times it was very frustrating. I was fortunate to find people that were able to teach him more, but he has gone beyond what high school could ever give him.” Thomas just won a Thiel Fellowship, which gives $100,000 to 20 people under the age of 20 each year so they can skip college to focus on research or a dream, whether it’s a high-tech project, a business or a non-profit. But his mom says she would have let him drop out even if he hadn’t won the award. “The part that really bothers me is that there are a lot of Thomases out there and their needs are not being met,” said Mills. Thomas says he’s sad to be leaving his teenage friends behind, but he’s excited about the future. And he has mixed feelings about his years in school. “I’ve had some amazing, great teachers that really have the passion to teach, but most of what is in school now is teaching to a test,” he said. “It’s really sad. You’re not learning the skills for how to solve the problem — you are just learning the answer to this question that is going to be on the test.” Susan Bartell, a psychologist based in Port Washington, N.Y., who works with adolescents and their families, says she frequently encounters parents who are convinced that their kids are extraordinarily gifted. But she cautions that it’s “the very rare exception when this decision (to drop out) makes sense.” In the case of Karp, she said, “it worked out, but almost always it doesn’t — even if a kid is extremely gifted. School is about much more than just academics and in most cases, even the most gifted kids need the socializing.” Online: Thiel Fellowship:






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Friday Gallery on Main in Lacombe May Spring Gala Anniversary Art Show and Sale is happening May 24 to 26. On Friday, take in the wine and cheese reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday there will be art demonstrations by Dee Poisson doing colored pencil, Vivian Bennett doing people portraits acrylic on canvas from 1 to 4 p.m. On Sunday there will be demonstrations by Theresa Potter doing stained glass and Karoll Brinton doing acrylic on canvas, as well as easy listening music by Doug and John from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Red Deer and District SPCA Garage Sale will be held at Red Deer Curling Centre May 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and May 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 70 tables to choose from, and antique table. Items include kitchen items, sporting goods, books, pictures, ornaments, puzzles, toys, pet and garden supplies and more. Purchase a raffle ticket to win free groceries, lottery tickets, gas, or a year’s supply of fresh flowers. Draws will be made on Sunday. See www.reddeerspca. com Celebrate Red Deer Senior Men’s Curling Team World Championship on May 24 starting at 6 p.m. at East 40th Pub. Dean Ray as entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. To find out more phone 403-340-1844. MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program for everyone offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery with professional artists. Materials are supplied. Drop-in fee of $3. Memberships are available for persons with disabilities. Silly Pillows (soft sculpture) will be the project until May 31. For information or to ask questions, contact Janet at 403-309-8443, janet.cole@

Saturday Mother Daughter Tea at Cronquist House will be celebrated on May 25 with sittings at 1 and 2:30 p.m. Reservations suggested. Call 403-346-0055. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Margaret Soley doll collection will be on display. Bowden Museum re-opens for the season on May 25 and will be open until Aug. 31 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bowden Thrift Shop will be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. at the south entrance to the museum. Contact Bonny at 403-224-2122. 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 25 session is called C is for Clay with artist Carlene La Rue. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. Puppet Family Storytime will be offered at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library on May 25 from 1 to 2 p.m. Make puppets and enjoy the puppet show. Phone 403-3413822. 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 Red Deer River Naturalists May Spe-

cies 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. Red Deer and District Garden Club Perennial Plant Exchange takes place on May 25 at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Go to under contacts for more information. The club will not accept any plants that are listed under the City of Red Deer’s weed list and at www. Red Deer Legion Pipe Band Barbecue will be held at Lionel’s No Frills in Lacombe on May 25 at 11 a.m. Drop by for lunch (no haggis) and enjoy a few pipe tunes. Contact John at 403-782-2727. Spring on the Farm 25th Anniversary Celebration at Sunnybrook Farm Museum will be celebrated on May 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting with a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. ($5 for adults, $3 for children), garage sale, home-made cookie walk, antique toy display, wagon and barrel-train rides, children’s games and activities, animal exhibition with donkeys, horses, calves, chicken, pigs, rabbits, sheep, goats, concession. Parking available at AMA on Bremner Ave. Contact 403-340-3511, or

Sunday Sunday Cinema features the film A Hard Day’s Night on the big screen, May 26, starting at 2 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. Free admission. Phone 403-346-2100. 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 Annual Police Seizure and Bike Auction, May 26, with viewing at 9 a.m. and sale at 10 a.m. at Ridgewood Community Hall. Auction by Cherry Hill Auction and Appraisals. Phone 403-342-2514, or 403-347-8988. Young Naturalists Club Participation Day will be held on May 26. at Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, 1 p.m. to take part in May Species Count. Children up to 10 years of age and their families must register to take part by calling Judy at 403-342-4150. 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 or call the Central Alberta chapter office at 403-346-0290. Forum on Huntington Disease, May 26, 1 to 4 p.m. at Black Knight Inn. Meet others affected by the disease, meet professionals and more. Light refreshments served. Phone 403-532-0609 or 780-434-3229.

Monday Bargain Treasures Thrift Store welcomes gently used items, except furniture, computers and monitors, infant car seats or cribs. Please bring items inside the back door at 5217 Gaetz Ave. during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is run by volunteers and all

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS Medicine River Wildlife Centre Thirtieth Anniversary Celebration will take place in 2014. In preparation for this milestone, the facility is being upgraded at a cost of $300 per square foot. Donations are being accepted, and trees will be planted for each supporter of each square foot. The Wildlife Centre will not be open summer 2013. See, or call 403-728-3467. Historic Markerville Creamery Historic Markerville Annual Viking Cup Golf Tournament is on May 25. Cost is $60 per person. For information, or to register a team contact Fred at 403-728-3595. Regular Creamery hours are regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the summer. Phone 403-728-3006, or 1-877-728-3007. Taoist Tai Chi — experience a relaxing, holistic, low impact exercise at the new location at Port ‘O Call Centre. New beginner classes run Monday to Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Continuing year round classes for those with some experience run Monday to Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday to Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Classes also available in Lacombe and Innisfail. For information call 403-346-6772 or email Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer present Derek Selinger — motivational speaker, entertainer, illusionist, for two performances on June 14 and 15 at Red Deer Memorial Centre. Derek has a strong belief in the mission and values of the Boys and Girls Club and speaks of empowerment, resiliency, and life as a gift. Business and corporate supporters are invited to purchase tickets to send youth and their families to the performance, or enjoy the show themselves. Tickets are available from Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre, www.bkticketcentre. ca. St. John Ambulance Promo-

tion Pay It Forward is back for it’s second year, and asks, although you know first aide and CPR, who can step up to save you if need be? From April 1 to June 30, people with a valid St. John Ambulance certificate can register at their local St. John Centre to receive discount training vouchers which they then distribute to as many friends and family as possible. There is no limit to the number of times the voucher can be paid forward during the promotion. Each time your voucher is used, you will be entered into a draw for an iPad, which is drawn July 3. To receive your package, call St. John Ambulance at 1-800665-7114. Centennial Jubilee Ceremony and Barbecue will take place June 8 at the Sylvan Lake Multiplex. Show kicks off at 2:30 p.m., with barbecue and social to follow, featuring live music by Wooden Nickel. Tickets are available at the Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre and Town Office, and are only available until May 31. General admission is $5, children age three to 12 and seniors are $2, toddlers under three and adults over 100 are free. For more information call 403-887-2141 or visit www. Shalom Counselling Centre Spring Dessert Gala and Concert will feature local artist Randi Boulton, June 1, 7 p.m. at Festival Hall. Tickets cost $35 per person or a table of eight for $250. Shalom Counselling is a registered charity to support hurting local families. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Bonnie at 403-342-0339 or email to volunteer, or for tickets email to (subject line Randi Boulton). See www.shalomcounselling. com Turn Your Empties into Community Support, a project sponsored by Cosmos Group of Companies, involves large donation bins

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The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre hosts evening horseshoe pitching each Tuesday and Thursday. Here Bill Gibson gets in some practice tosses prior to the Tuesday night session this week. The drop-in event is held at the horseshoe pits at the north end of the yard at the Golden Circle in Red Deer. For more information, call Ron at 403-346-9861. proceeds stay in the community. Phone 403347-9711. Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Singles Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. (all levels welcome, including beginners); Cribbage on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘Em on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall. Please use the back door. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. Call Davina at 403-598-9481.


Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. — weather permitting — at the horseshoe pits north of the Golden Circle. To find out more, contact Ron at 403-346-9861. Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre Annual General Meeting takes place on May 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Black Knight Inn. Hear guest speaker Ashley Morrison speak on From Victim to Survivor to Thriver, 12:40 to 12:55 p.m. Please RSVP to Mary at or phone 403340-1124.

Wednesday The Democratic Deficit in the PMO with Hon. Tommy Banks will be held in the Snell Auditorium of Downtown Branch of Red Deer Public Library, 7 p.m. on May 29. Sponsored by Fair Vote Canada (Red Deer Action Team), Public Interest Alberta and the Public Library. Free. Red Deer Legion Old Time Dance with Peace Hills Country Ramblers is on May 29 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous free community information meeting, May 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Kentwood Alliance Church. Having trouble controlling the way you eat? Come and find out more. Contact Sharon at 403-309-4206, or Kim at 403-3505156. See

Lacombe Seventh-day Adventist Food and Clothing Bank welcomes gently used items at 5025 53 St. in Lacombe. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Millie at 403-782-6777. The Tony Connelly Singers choral group invites new singers and those with musical talents to join them on Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizens Downtown House. The group shares the gift of music and friendship at various seniors’ functions from Sept. to June. Call Shirley at 403-342-5904, or Betty at 403-346-7316 for more information. Bower Place Community Association seniors’ coffee and card parties are held on the last Tuesday of each month at Bower Kin Place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Join the fun on May 28. Call Marlene at 403-343-0632. Drop-in Pajama Storytime invites children aged two to six years to the children’s department at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch for stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts at 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Children under three years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Phone 403-3464688. Senior Citizens Downtown House dance, Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Swing Kings. The cost is $6. Phone 403-346-4043. Lunch provided by donations. Red Deer Horseshoes Club plays every

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 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 Red Deer Area Hikers meet on May 30 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 six km hike at Alix Lake. Hike will be cancelled if weather unsuitable. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Mavis at 403343-0091 or Sharon at 403-340-2497.

placed around Red Deer and surrounding area to collect refundable beverage containers. All of the proceeds will be directed back into nonprofit organizations in the community. If you are aware of a location that would be suitable to house a donation bin, call Laura at 403-3098642 or email Red Deer Aboriginal Employment Services provides assistance to aboriginal people including resumes, cover letters, research, and job postings. For more information call 403-358-7734 or drop in to #202, 4909 48 Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. or see It’s a Rock and Roll Reunion at the Rink, June 28, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dance to rock and roll music from the ‘60s and early ‘70s played by some of the original members of Red Deer Bands including The Drifters, Sam, Easy Street, Gaetz Ave. Dance Band, Bedford Page, and Six Pack. Kick off Red Deer Centennial Homecoming weekend in style. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery or purchase online at, $35 each. Call 403-309-8405 for details. Central Alberta Refugee Effort is seeking actors willing to play the part of United Nations representatives at the various stations in the CARE Refugee Camp running June 20 at a park in downtown Red Deer. To find out more, contact Jan at 403-346-8818 or Wimborne and District History Book Launch and Reunion will take place on June 22 at Wimborne Community Centre. Parade at 1 p.m. followed by book launch, train and horse drawn wagon rides, barbecue supper, games and campfire. Pancake breakfast June 23, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Weekend camping available. Books on sale for $40. Contact Alex at 403-631-2494, or Dorothy at 403-556-2497. Red Deer Learning Circle is a program designed to teach life skills to adults with developmental disabilities. For more information call Jeannie or Dixie at 403-358-7816. Rapunzel, A Knotty Tale will be performed by Cornerstone Youth Theatre, June 1 to 9 at First Church of the Nazarene. See Pre-booked tickets cost $12 or $14 at the door. Phone 403896-2981.

The Hamiltones Trio will perform at The Hub on Ross on June 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a variety of music from big band to western swing. Elvin Berthiaume will be the special guest opening act. Tickets at the door. Cash only — $15 per person, or $30 per family. Phone 403-340-4869. Yoga Alliance of Red Deer (YARD) Summer Unlimited Session registration is now open. Costs are $150 for three months, or $75 per month. Classes run June 3 to Aug. 23. Drop-in passes available. Visit, phone 403-350-5830 or email Philippine Canadian Association of Red Deer and District Spring Dance will be on May 31 at Festival Hall. Come and enjoy an evening of fun and good times for everyone. Dinner buffet at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, and free for children ages 10 years and under. For tickets, contact Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre First Annual Walk will be held on June 8, 11 a.m. at Bower Ponds. Walk is open to all persons of all abilities and means of transportation (barrier free access). Registration is $40 per family or $10 per individual. Barbecue lunch to follow. See, or phone 403-340-2606. Norwegian Laft Hus offers Chipcarving Class on June 22 and 23 for a cost of $50. Learn the basic techniques, how to hold a knife to cut out geometric shapes and more with instructor Garry Bratland. Register by June 1 at, or phone 403-347-2055. Visions Country Gospel Concert with the Tapleys will be on June 1, 7 p.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall. Admission $15; children ages 12 years and under free. Refreshments served. Phone 403-865-5994 or 403-3911397. Horses 101 will be offered at Heritage Ranch on June 13 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Topics include horse care, nutrition, assessing stables, keeping horses at home, and horse selection and more with well-known industry professionals Ron Anderson, Les Burwash, and Katrina van den Bosh. Cost is $35. Bring a friend for $30. Register at or print form and mail by June 6. Phone 403-420-5949.

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Penguins blow out Senators BRIAN URLACHER



Penguins 7 Senators 3 OTTAWA — It’s textbook media training for hockey players: don’t utter a word about the next round of the playoffs until you have all four games of your current series in the bag. It’s a lesson Sidney Crosby has apparently learned well. “I’m not talking about anything ahead of Game 5,” was all the Pittsburgh Penguins captain would say when asked about a potential Eastern Conference final against, likely, the Boston Bruins. But after Wednesday night’s 7-3 blowout of the Ottawa Senators, it’s hard to imagine Crosby and his teammates aren’t starting to think about their next trip to Beantown. Pittsburgh now holds a 3-1 series lead heading into a pivotal Game 5 at home on Friday. The Penguins didn’t just beat the Senators in Game 4 of their semifinal series. They obliterated them. For a time — until, say, Pittsburgh’s four-goal romp in the third period — it looked like Ottawa might make this a series. The Senators got on the scoreboard early in the first period — and just like Sunday’s double-overtime marathon win in Game 3, they did it the hard way. With defenceman Sergei Gonchar in the penalty box, Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson fed the puck up the middle to a streaking Milan Michalek, who broke through the Penguins defence and beat Tomas Vokoun low on the glove side to put Ottawa up 1-0. It was the first time Ottawa has led this series. But it

Star linebacker Brian Urlacher says he’s retiring after spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears. The eight-time Pro Bowler announced his retirement through social media Wednesday. He said “after spending a lot of time this spring thinking about my NFL future, I have made a decision to retire.” Urlacher was the face of the Bears’ franchise and leaves as one of the game’s great linebackers. He started 180 games from 2000 through 2012, and recorded a teamrecord 1,779 tackles. He has 41 1/2 sacks, 22 interceptions, 16 fumble recoveries and 11 forced fumbles. He was the AP’s defensive player of the year in 2005.


● Senior high girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Central Alberta Christian, 4:15 p.m., Michener Park. ● Senior high boys soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Lacombe, Olds at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: North Star Sports vs. The Hideout, doubleheader starting at 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; Lacombe Stone and Granite at Gary Moe Volkswagen, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Women’s fastball: N. Jensen’s Bandits vs. Snell and Oslund Badgers, Shooters vs. Central Alberta Threat, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Midget Rage at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: Boston Pizza vs. Sharks, 7 p.m., Trican CMT vs. Long Ball, 8:15 p.m., ATB Bears vs. Ferus Gas Industries, 9:30 p.m., all games Dawe; Tommy Gun’s vs. Brewhouse, 7 p.m., Details Devils vs. Braves, 8:15 p.m., JMAA Architecture vs. Mariners, 9:30 p.m., all games at Kinsmen B.


● Senior high girls soccer: Lacombe at Lindsay Thurber, Alix at Notre Dame (at Collicutt West), 4:15 p.m.


Ottawa Senators’ Daniel Alfredsson checks Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby during second period NHL playoff action on Wednesday in Ottawa. wouldn’t last. A hot goalie can only take a team so far, and any team that lets the star-studded Penguins shoot at will is bound to eventually give up a goal. That’s exactly what happened when Ottawa lost a faceoff in its own end and James

Neal was there to pick up the loose puck. He fired a shot into the back of the net to tie the game at one goal apiece. The pesky Sens, as the Twitter hash tag goes, battled back. Kyle Turris swept the puck past a sprawling Tomas Vokoun to put Ottawa ahead once more.

It was the last time the Senators would have more goals on the scoreboard than Pittsburgh. Chris Kunitz snuck behind the Senators’ defence and put one past Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson. Less than a minute later, a rebound landed right on the tape of Jarome Iginla’s stick and he made it 3-2 Penguins. Ottawa got a lot of chances in the latter half of the second period. Unfortunately for the Senators, none got by Vokoun. The Penguins netminder ended the night with 30 saves. After that, it was all Pittsburgh. Neal, Pascal Dupuis, Crosby, Iginla — boom, boom, boom, boom. Four Penguins goals in the third period put the game out of reach for Ottawa. Senators coach Paul MacLean pulled Anderson after he let in six goals on 38 shots. Anderson’s replacement, Robin Lehner, allowed one goal on four shots. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said the firing-range approach was the only way his team was going to beat Anderson. “There was a sense like, ’OK, this might take as many shots as we can muster to break this guy.’ And fortunately, we kept on that mindset,” Bylsma said. “It was a matter of, we are going to have to fire anything and everything we can at this guy to get one by him.” Alfredsson marked a bittersweet milestone by notching his 100th career playoff point with a power-play goal late in the third period to make it 7-3. It was too little, too late. Only twice before have the Senators given up seven goals in a playoff game: against the Buffalo Sabres in 2006 and against the Penguins in 2010.

Winterhawks best Blades, on to semifinal BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Winterhawks 4 Blades 2 SASKATOON — The Portland Winterhawks scored three times in the third period Wednesday to defeat the Saskatoon Blades 4-2 in the final round-robin game at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. With the score tied 1-1, Chase De Leo gave Portland the lead for good at 4:08 of the third when he jammed a loose puck past Blades goalie Andrey Makarov as the Winterhawks (2-1) clinched a spot in Friday’s semifinal. The host Blades (1-2) will now take on the London Knights (1-2) in Thursday’s tiebreaker game. The winner of that one will meet Portland in Friday’s semi. With the Winterhawks’ victory, the Halifax Mooseheads (2-1) clinched a berth directly into Sunday’s final at the tournament to decide the Canadian Hockey League champion. Derrick Pouliot, Brenden Leipsic and Ty Rattie had the other goals for Portland, which got 29 saves from Mac Carruth. Nicolas Petan added two assists for the Western Hockey League champions. Josh Nicholls, with a goal and an assist, and Shane McColgan replied for Saskatoon, while Makarov stopped 30 shots in taking the loss. After De Leo scored to give Portland the lead in the third, Leipsic added an insurance goal for Portland at 6:27, ripping a shot from the slot into the top corner past Makarov. Rattie made it 4-1 with his fourth of the tournament at 10:16, beating Makarov to the glove side off the rush. Nicholls scored at 16:27 to cut the deficit to two, but the Blades would get no closer. Following a scoreless first period, the teams traded goals in the second. Pouliot opened the scoring at 6:44 after jumping on a Blades turnover and firing a shot from the sideboards that fooled Makarov through the five-hole.


Saskatoon Blades right winger Josh Nicholls trips over the extended pad of Portland Winterhawks goaltender Mac Carruth during the second period of Memorial Cup action in Saskatoon, Sask. on Wednesday. Saskatoon got a 5-on-3 power play later in the period and didn’t generate much of anything until McColgan, who hit the post moments earlier, fired a shot past Carruth that deflected in off a Winterhawks player in front with a second left on the second penalty to tie the score at 11:20. Portland had a golden opportunity to retake the lead when Blades left-winger Michael Ferland took a double minor for high sticking with just over four minutes remaining in the period. Winterhawks defenceman Seth Jones, the No. 1 ranked

North American skater according to NHL Central Scouting ahead of June’s draft, had a good chance off the rush but fired wide as the Blades weathered the storm and were saluted off the ice by a standing ovation from the crowd of 9,239 at the Credit Union Centre. Coming off Sunday’s emotional 5-2 victory over Halifax, the Blades said prior to the game that their focus would be to get on the body early and they did just that, hitting the Winterhawks at every opportunity in the first period.

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Blue Jays 4 Rays 3 TORONTO — Mark Buehrle provided the quality start and slugger Jose Bautista came through with the dramatics in Toronto’s first walk-off victory of the season Wednesday at Rogers Centre. Bautista tied it in the ninth inning with his second homer of the game and drove in the winning run in the 10th to give the Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Bautista lashed an 0-2 pitch from Kyle Farnsworth to right field that brought Colby Rasmus home from third base for the victory. Bautista, who had four hits and drove in all four Toronto runs, was mobbed by his teammates on the field as the crowd of 18,771 roared its approval. “He’s not just a slugger, he’s a complete hitter,” said Jays

manager John Gibbons. “He can do a lot of things with that bat as you guys well know. That was clutch. He fell down in the count and he shortened it up and just - boom. A simple base hit the other way for the game winner.” Buehrle, meanwhile, allowed a season-low four hits over seven solid innings to help Toronto (19-27) take the rubber game of the three-game series. Aaron Loup (2-3) worked one inning of relief for the win. It was another missed opportunity for the Rays, who have had trouble closing out games this season. Tampa Bay (24-22) has blown leads on nine occasions in the seventh inning or later. “It’s been kind of difficult,” said Rays manager Joe Maddon. “That was another one that got away. Everybody is doing their best, they’re trying. It’s just not working out.”

Tampa Bay had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth. Evan Longoria hit a one-out double off Toronto closer Casey Janssen and scored on James Loney’s single up the middle. Bautista answered in the bottom half with a rainbow shot to left field off Rays closer Fernando Rodney. The Toronto right-fielder now has 11 home runs on the season. Rodney’s fourth blown save of the year spoiled a strong outing by Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed four hits and two earned runs over eight innings. Rasmus led off the 10th with an infield single off Cesar Ramos (1-1), moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Emilio Bonifacio and advanced to third on a grounder by Munenori Kawasaki. That set the stage for Bautista and he delivered once again. “It was a huge moment and

I’m just glad that I was able to get that ball through the hole and drive in the winning run,” he said. The Rays scored twice in the third inning but their bats went cold after that, with Buehrle and reliever Steve Delabar combining to retire 14 in a row. Janssen got the first out of the ninth before Longoria extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a double. Buehrle allowed two earned runs, walked two batters and struck out six. “It was just one of those things where everything was working, except the fastball early,” he said. “When I had to make pitches, I did.” Toronto opened the scoring in the first inning. Recent tripleA callup Anthony Gose drilled the first pitch from Hellickson down the third-base line for a double and Bautista drove him in with a single.




Thursday, May 23, 2013



NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 1 Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Friday, May 17: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Sunday, May 19: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Wednesday, May 22: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Friday, May 24: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. x-Sunday, May 26: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, TBD x-Tuesday, May 28: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, TBD Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 0 Thursday, May 16: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 19: Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, May 21: Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 23: Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. x-Saturday, May 25: N.Y. Rangers at Boston, 3:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 27: Boston at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, May 29: N.Y. Rangers at Boston, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Detroit 2, Chicago 1 Wednesday, May 15: Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Saturday, May 18: Detroit 4, Chicago 1 Monday, May 20: Detroit 3, Chicago 1 Thursday, May 23: Chicago at Detroit, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25: Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m. x-Monday, May 27: Chicago at Detroit, TBD x-Wednesday, May 29: Detroit at Chicago, TBD Los Angeles 2, San Jose 2 Tuesday, May 14: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Thursday, May 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Saturday, May 18: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Tuesday, May 21: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, May 23: San Jose at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD x-Tuesday, May 28: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD

First Period 1. Ottawa, Michalek 1 (Alfredsson, Benoit) 2:29 (sh) 2. Pittsburgh, Neal 2 (Iginla) 14:56 3. Ottawa, Turris 5 (Silfverberg, Karlsson) 16:15 Penalties — Gonchar Ottawa (interference) 1:12, Greening Ottawa (interference) 5:57. Second Period 4. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 4 (Dupuis, Letang) 1:08 5. Pittsburgh, Iginla 3 (Letang, Neal) 1:48 Penalties — Cooke Pit (slashing) 18:32. Third Period 6. Pittsburgh, Neal 5 (Crosby, Letang) 1:59 (pp) 7. Pittsburgh, Dupuis 7 (Cooke) 8:08 (sh) 8. Pittsburgh, Crosby 7 (Kennedy) 8:39 9. Pittsburgh, Iginla 4 (Jokinen, Letang) 9:53 (pp) 10. Ottawa, Alfredsson 4 (Karlsson) 14:44 (pp) Penalties — Gonchar Ott (high-sticking) 1:07, Niskanen Pit (tripping) 6:21, Neil Ott (slashing) 9:01, Martin Pit (slashing) 13:12, Jokinen Pit (slashing) 15:25, Alfredsson Ott (roughing) 15:29 Shots on goal Pittsburgh 16 13 13 — 42 Ottawa 11 11 11 — 33 Goal (shots-saves) — Pittsburgh: Vokoun (5-1-1); Ottawa: Anderson (L 5-3, 38-32), Lehner (start 8:39 of third, 4-3). Power plays (goals-chances) — Pittsburgh: 2-5; Ottawa: 1-4. Attendance — 20,500 at Ottawa. 2013 Memorial Cup Canadian Junior Championship PRELIMINARY ROUND GP W Halifax (QMJHL) 3 2 Portland (WHL) 3 2 Saskatoon (host) 3 1 London (OHL) 3 1

L 1 1 2 2

GF 18 14 9 8

GA 11 12 9 17

Pt 4 4 2 2

Wednesday’s result Portland 4 Saskatoon 2 Tuesday’s result Halifax 9 London 2

Wednesday’s summary Monday’s result Portland 6 London 3

Penguins 7 Senators 3

PLAYOFFS Friday, May 24 Semifinal Portland vs. Third place, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26 Championship Halifax vs. Semifinal winner, 5 p.m. Wednesday’s summary Winterhawks 4 Blades 2 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Ferland Sas (roughing), Leipsic Por (roughing) 11:22, Ferland Sas (tripping) 18:23, Wotherspoon Por (slashing) 18:37. Second Period 1. Portland, Pouliot 2 6:44 2. Saskatoon, McColgan 1 (Benoit, Nicholls) 11:20 (pp) Penalties — Dietz Sas (holding) 2:18, De Leo Por (tripping) 3:49, Ferland Sas (unsportsmanlike conduct), Siemens Sas (tripping), Peters Por (unsportsmanlike conduct) 4:27, Pouliot Por (interference) 8:42, Peters Por (high-sticking) 9:21, Nicholls Sas (roughing) 12:36, Ferland Sas (high-sticking, highsticking) 15:50. Third Period 3. Portland, De Leo 2 (Bjorkstrand, Wotherspoon) 4:08 4. Portland, Leipsic 1 (Petan, Jones) 6:27 5. Portland, Rattie 4 (Petan) 10:16 6. Saskatoon, Nicholls 4 (Siemens, Makarov) 16:27 Penalties — Valcourt Sas (unsportsmanlike conduct), Leipsic Por (unsportsmanlike conduct) 15:48. Shots on goal Saskatoon 7 11 12 — 29 Portland 11 11 12 — 34 Goal — Saskatoon: Makarov (L, 1-1); Portland: Carruth (W, 1-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Saskatoon: 1-4; Portland: 0-6. Attendance — 9,239 at Saskatoon.

Baseball Parkland Baseball League St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

Tuesday’s game Red Dogs 5 Angels 3

New York Boston Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 28 18 .609 28 19 .596 25 21 .543 24 22 .522 19 27 .413

GB — 1/2 3 4 9

Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Chicago Minnesota

Central Division W L Pct 26 19 .578 25 19 .568 21 22 .488 21 24 .467 18 25 .419

GB — 1/2 4 5 7

Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 30 17 .638 25 23 .521 20 27 .426 19 27 .413 14 33 .298

GB — 5 1/2 10 10 1/2 16

Tuesday’s Games Detroit 5, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 3, N.Y. Yankees 2, 10 innings Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Atlanta 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Oakland 1, Texas 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1 Kansas City 7, Houston 3 L.A. Angels 12, Seattle 0

Arizona Colorado San Francisco San Diego Los Angeles

Central Division W L Pct 29 16 .644 29 18 .617 28 18 .609 18 27 .400 18 27 .400 West Division W L Pct 26 21 .553 26 21 .553 26 21 .553 21 24 .467 19 26 .422

GB — 1 1 1/2 11 11 GB — — — 4 6

Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Atlanta 5, Minnesota 4, 10 innings Philadelphia 7, Miami 3 Milwaukee 5, L.A. Dodgers 2 Colorado 5, Arizona 4, 10 innings St. Louis 10, San Diego 2 San Francisco 4, Washington 2, 10 innings Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3 Cincinnati 7, N.Y. Mets 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, Milwaukee 2 Colorado 4, Arizona 1 Washington 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings Pittsburgh 1, Chicago Cubs 0 Philadelphia 3, Miami 0 St. Louis at San Diego, Late Thursday’s Games Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 1-6) at Pittsburgh (J.Gomez 2-0), 10:35 a.m.

Wednesday’s Games Atlanta 8, Minnesota 3 Texas 3, Oakland 1 Toronto 4, Tampa Bay 3, 10 innings Detroit 11, Cleveland 7 Baltimore 6, N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 7, Seattle 1 Boston 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 3, Kansas City 1

Friday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m.

Thursday’s Games Baltimore (Gausman 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 1-3), 5:07 p.m. Minnesota (Diamond 3-4) at Detroit (Porcello 2-2), 5:08 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 3-3) at Boston (Dempster 2-4), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-7) at Kansas City (E.Santana 3-3), 6:10 p.m.

Wednesday’s Major League Linescores

Friday’s Games Baltimore at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Cleveland at Boston, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay 002 000 001 0 — 3 7 0 Toronto 100 100 001 1 — 4 7 1 (10 innings) Hellickson, Rodney (9), Jo.Peralta (9), C.Ramos (10), Farnsworth (10) and J.Molina; Buehrle, Delabar (8), Janssen (9), Loup (10) and Arencibia. W— Loup 2-3. L—C.Ramos 1-1. HRs—Toronto, Bautista 2 (11).

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 28 18 .609 24 23 .511 23 24 .489 17 27 .386 13 34 .277

GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 10 15 1/2

AMERICAN LEAGUE Oakland 000 100 000 — 1 4 0 Texas 300 000 00x — 3 6 1 Parker, Blevins (8) and D.Norris; Wolf, Cotts (6), R.Ross (8), Nathan (9) and Pierzynski. W—Wolf 1-0. L—Parker 2-6. Sv—Nathan (14). HRs—Texas, Dav.Murphy (6), Beltre (10).

Seattle 000 000 010 — 1 7 0 Los Ang. 511 000 00x — 7 12 1 Maurer, Furbush (4), Medina (7), Wilhelmsen (8) and Shoppach; C.Wilson, D.De La Rosa (9) and Conger. W—C.Wilson 4-3. L—Maurer 2-6. New York 001 010 001 — 3 7 0 Baltimore 303 000 00x — 6 14 0 Kuroda, Claiborne (3), Warren (5) and Au.Romine; Hammel, Matusz (7), O’Day (9) and Wieters. W—

Hammel 6-2. L—Kuroda 6-3. HRs—New York, Granderson (1), D.Adams (2). Baltimore, Markakis (4), C.Davis (14), Wieters (7). Detroit 204 030 020 — 11 14 0 Cleveland 110 032 000 — 7 13 0 Verlander, Smyly (6), Putkonen (7), Benoit (8), Valverde (9) and B.Pena; U.Jimenez, Huff (5), Shaw (6), R.Hill (8) and Y.Gomes. W—Verlander 5-4. L—U.Jimenez 3-3. HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (13). Cleveland, C.Santana (8), Y.Gomes (5). Boston 200 000 022 — 6 9 0 Chicago 001 000 001 — 2 6 0 Buchholz, Uehara (8), A.Bailey (9) and Saltalamacchia; H.Santiago, Omogrosso (7), N.Jones (8), Veal (9) and Flowers. W—Buchholz 7-0. L—H.Santiago 1-3. HRs—Chicago, Konerko (5). Kan. City 001 000 000 — 1 6 1 Houston 200 000 01x — 3 8 0 Shields, K.Herrera (8) and Kottaras; Lyles, Blackley (7), Ambriz (8), Veras (9) and J.Castro. W—Lyles 2-1. L—Shields 2-5. Sv—Veras (8). HRs—Houston, J.Martinez (4). INTERLEAGUE Minnesota 000 001 002 — 3 9 0 Atlanta 102 500 00x — 8 10 1 Worley, Roenicke (4), Pressly (6), Thielbar (7) and Doumit; Maholm, Cor.Rasmus (8) and Gattis. W— Maholm 6-4. L—Worley 1-5. HRs—Minnesota, Hicks (4), Arcia (4). Atlanta, R.Pena (2), B.Upton (4), Gattis (10). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 002 000 203 — 7 12 1 New York 100 010 200 — 4 9 0 Latos, Hoover (7), Simon (8), Chapman (9) and Mesoraco; Harvey, Rice (7), Lyon (8), Parnell (9) and Buck. W—Simon 4-1. L—Parnell 4-1. Sv— Chapman (10). HRs—Cincinnati, Votto (7). Los Ang. 151 000 002 — 9 12 1 Milwaukee 000 001 010 — 2 9 1 Ryu, Belisario (8), League (9) and Ra.Hernandez; W.Peralta, Figaro (2), Badenhop (6), Fr.Rodriguez (8), Kintzler (9) and Lucroy. W—Ryu 5-2. L—W. Peralta 3-5. HRs—Los Angeles, Ra.Hernandez (1). Milwaukee, Braun (9). Arizona 000 100 000 — 1 8 0 Colorado 202 000 00x — 4 7 0 Cahill, Sipp (7), W.Harris (8) and Nieves; J.De La Rosa, Escalona (6), Belisle (8), Brothers (9) and Torrealba. W—J.De La Rosa 6-3. L—Cahill 3-5. Sv—Brothers (1). HRs—Colorado, C.Gonzalez (11). Washington 000 001 000 1 — 2 8 0 San Fran. 000 000 010 0 — 1 5 0 (10 innings) G.Gonzalez, Storen (8), Clippard (9), R.Soriano (10) and K.Suzuki; Bumgarner, Mijares (8), Gaudin (8), J.Lopez (8), Romo (9), Affeldt (10) and Posey. W— Clippard 3-1. L—Affeldt 1-1. Sv—R.Soriano (13). HRs—Washington, Harper (12). Chicago 000 000 000 — 0 4 1 Pittsburgh 100 000 00x — 1 3 2 Samardzija, Villanueva (8) and Castillo; Liriano, Watson (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W—Liriano 3-0. L—Samardzija 2-6. Sv—Melancon (1). Phila. 000 102 000 — 3 12 0 Miami 000 000 000 — 0 3 1 Lee and Kratz; Slowey, LeBlanc (6), Qualls (7), Cishek (9) and Mathis, Olivo. W—Lee 5-2. L— Slowey 1-5. HRs—Philadelphia, D.Young (3).

BRIEFS Two members of the Red Deer Sutter Fund Chiefs major midget female hockey team and one from the Sutter Fund bantam AAA squad have been named to the Team Alberta U18 Summer Camp. Mairead Bast, who played bantam, and Abagael Thiessen from the midgets are among 16 defencemen among the 46 players at the camp. Becky Davidson of Delburne, who played with the midget Chiefs, is one of 24 forwards. The numbers will be cut down for a fall camp in September from which an elite group of players will be looked at to make the provincial team to compete in the national championships, Nov. 6-10 in Calgary.

U16 Renegades win gold in Kamloops tournament The Red Deer Renegades U16 Girls Tier 2 team struck gold in the Kamloops Youth Soccer Association Slurpee Cup tournament during the weekend. The Renegades didn’t allow a single goal while winning three games, tying one and

outscoring their competition 11-0. Chelsea Antonio recorded all four shutouts.

Miller wins pair of medals for Silver Sharks at nationals Michael Miller of the Red Deer Silver Sharks Masters Swim Club captured a pair of medals and had seven top10 placings at the Canadian championships during the weekend. Miller won the 25-29 yearold 200-metre breaststroke in three minutes 3.16 seconds and finished second in the 50m breaststroke in 38.12 seconds. He was also fourth in the 100m breaststroke, fifth in the 50m freestyle, sixth in the 100m freestyle, seventh in the 100m Individual Medley and eighth in the 200m freestyle. Karen Watt, competing in the 45-49 year-old division, was fifth in the 50m backstroke and 50m freestyle, eighth in the 50m butterfly and 11th in the 50m breaststroke. She set club records in the 50m freestyle and butterfly. Deb Langvand was eighth in the 50-54 year-old 100m I.M., ninth in the 50m breaststroke, 10th in the 50m butterfly, 100m breaststroke and freestyle and 11th in the 100m backstroke. She had club records in all six events.

Sunday, May 26 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1 x-Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami (1) vs. Chicago (5) (Miami wins series 4-1) New York (2) vs. Indiana (3) (Indiana wins series 4-2)

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (2) vs. Memphis (5) (San Antonio leads series 2-0) Tuesday’s result San Antonio 93 Memphis 89 (OT) Sunday’s result San Antonio 105 Memphis 83 Saturday, May 25 San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Monday, May 27 San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 29 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Friday, May 31 x-San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2 x-Memphis at San Antonio, 7 p.m. x — If necessary.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Oklahoma City (1) vs. Memphis (5) (Memphis wins series 4-1) San Antonio (2) vs. Golden State (6) (San Antonio wins series 4-2) THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami (1) vs. Indiana (3) (Miami leads series 1-0) Wednesday’s result Miami 103 Indiana 102 (OT) Friday’s game Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Fastball Red Deer Ladies Fastball W L T 6 0 0 3 1 1 3 2 0 2 2 1 2 3 0

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

Pts 12 7 6 5 4

Conaco/Phillips Threat Lac Physio Shooters

1 0

4 4

0 0

2 0




Scores Tuesday U18 Rage 11 Threat 4 N. Jensen’s 10 Shooters 7 Athletics 13 Stetter 7

Ball Hockey Red Deer Men’s Ball Hockey Division A W L OTL GF GA Long Ball 9 1 0 68 38 ATB Bears 8 2 0 64 42 Boston Pizza 7 3 0 68 30 Raiders 6 4 0 50 50 Cruisin’ Auto 5 5 0 43 46 Ferus Gas 4 6 0 46 71 Sharks 2 8 0 58 45 Trican CMT 1 9 0 27 50

Kambeitz, B Pizza Pts 18 16 14 12 10 8 4 2

Brewhouse Details Devils Tommy Gun’s Braves Mariners Hammerhead Gentex Heat JMAA Architect

B Division W L OTL 10 0 0 6 4 0 6 4 0 5 5 0 4 6 0 4 6 0 1 9 0 0 10 0

GF 85 67 65 79 54 43 19 16

GA 31 43 66 54 57 69 66 94

Pts 20 12 12 10 8 8 2 0

A 18 15 12 13 9 13

Pts 33 29 27 26 23 21

Scoring Zimmer, Sharks Dunkle, B Pizza Kloss, Long Ball Hartley, B Pizza Fiske, B Pizza Li, Long Ball Petrie, ATB

G 22 14 10 7 6 5 9

A 5 10 13 16 17 16 10

Pts 27 24 23 23 23 21 19

Scoring Penny, Brewhouse Redcrow, Braves A.Pruss, T Gun’s Rain, Braves Cole, Brewhouse M.Pruss, T Gun’s

G 15 14 15 13 14 8

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended Tampa Bay RHP Angel Yepez 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Sent RHP Kevin Jepsen to Salt Lake (PCL) for a rehab assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed INF Trevor Plouffe on the seven-day DL. Selected the contract of INF/OF Chris Colabello from Rochester (IL). Transferred OF Darin Mastroianni to the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Vance Worley to Rochester. TEXAS RANGERS—Optioned RHP Cory Burns to Round Rock (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Ross Wolf from Round Rock. National League CHICAGO CUBS—Placed RHP Shawn Camp on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Rafael Dolis from Iowa (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Placed RHP Fernando Salas on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Selected the contract of LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis (PCL). American Association AMARILLO SOX—Traded RHP Jason Hirsh to El Paso for future considerations. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Released RHP Alex Sunderland. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed LHP Mike Hanley. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES—Released OF Jonathan Valdez. Signed INF Phil DeLisle. FOOTBALL National Football League

NFL—Suspended St. Louis OL Rokevious Watkins one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed DT Kawann Short. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed DE Margus Hunt. DETROIT LIONS—Claimed DB DeQuan Menzie off waivers from Kansas City. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed DB Demetrius McCray and WR Jeremy Ebert. Waived DT Jeris Pendleton. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed Ss Malcolm Bronson and Quintin Demps. Released S Justin Glenn and CB James Rogers. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed WR Quinton Patton to a four-year contract. Claimed TE/LS Kyle Nelson off waivers from San Diego. Waived P Anthony Santella. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Signed CB Shea Pierre and RB Tracy Lampley. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION—Announced the retirement of D Andy Sutton. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Fired coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Brown. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS—Added a second game to the one-game suspension of Houston D Bobby Boswell for violent conduct during Saturday’s game. NEW YORK CITY FC—Named Claudio Reyna director of football. PORTLAND TIMBERS—Waived D Ryan Kawulok. Signed D Rauwshan McKenzie.

Johnson has good feeling returning to Colonial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Three Red Deer players named to female U18 camp

NBA Playoffs SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7)

Thursday’s game London vs. Saskatoon, 6 p.m. End of preliminary round

Cougars get win over Rimbey in girl’s rugby The Notre Dame Cougars ran their Central Alberta High School Girls’ Rugby League record to 4-1 with a 38-6 win over Rimbey Tuesday. Kendra Sorensen and Pheobee Woo Banson scored two tries each, Michelle Roth had a try and four converts and Kim Mickelson a try.

Marchuck dominates at National Karate Championship Nick Marchuk of Cheney Karate Studios in Red Deer captured five medals at the National Karate Championships in Ottawa during the weekend. Marchuk, competing in the 16-17 year-old division, won the Korean patterns, finished second in musical weapons and speed fighting and third in creative weapons and traditional weapons. Kale Harber of Red Deer Black Dragon Martial Arts won bronze in 12-and-under speed fighting for under 45kg and earned a fourth place finish in continuous sparring. Both competitors have qualified to represent Canada at the World Karate Championships in Taranto, Italy in October.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Zach Johnson always feels good when he gets to Colonial. That feeling usually last through the week. Johnson has won at Hogan’s Alley twice in the last three years. He is the first player in more than three decades with four consecutive top-10 finishes in the event. Now he’s back as the defending champion, without a top 10 this season. But he has felt good even without eye-catching results. “I’m going to hopefully take some of those good feelings I’ve had over the last four years, not necessarily dwell on them, but embrace them and put them into play in some regard,” Johnson said Wednesday, a day before beginning his title defence. Five-time winner Ben Hogan is the only player who has won the Colonial more than twice, and he finished in top 10 seven times in a row during a span when he won four times from 194653. Tom Watson had been the last with four top 10s in a row at Colonial (1977-80). Matt Kuchar, No. 13 in the world ranking, is the highestranked player in Colonial’s invitational field. The only other three in the top 25 are Charl Schwartzel, 2012 Colonial runnerup Jason Dufner and Hunter Mahan. When Johnson slipped on the winner’s plaid jacket last May, it was first victory since the 2010 Colonial. He also won the John Deere Classic last summer. This season, Johnson has made nine of 12 cuts this year. His best finish was a tie for 18th at the Tournament of Champions in January, but he tied for 19th at The Players Championship two weeks ago. “I’m excited. I like where my game is going, or is,” Johnson said. “I like where it is and I like where it’s going. So I’m just trying to remain patient and let things kind of happen.” It’s not really the lack of top-10 finishes that bothers Johnson. “It’s been frustrating that I truly haven’t been in contention late on Sunday. That would be my biggest frustration,” he said. “What is comforting is that the beginning of the year I was probably more off than I would even like to admit fundamentally. But in saying that, what’s comfortable about that is the fact that I would rather be off fundamentally than certainly physically or even mentally. My attitude has been great.” Johnson then joked that he understood if reporters might not really know about his good attitude because he hasn’t been in many interview sessions based on his play. “If you ask my caddie, it truly has been good,” Johnson said. “I’ve been very positive and certainly trying to keep working. I have hit a lot of balls, in February, March, April and even into May just to try to get it back.” Before his closing 72 last year, including a two-stroke penalty on the 72nd hole because he failed to properly remark his ball after moving it out of the line Dufner’s last putt, Johnson had played 15 consecutive rounds in the 60s at Colonial.

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Pearson excels at area championship HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Scott Pearson decided if he was ever going to compete in track and field now was the time. “I decided with this being my Grade 12 year (at Hunting Hills) to give it a shot as I wouldn’t get a chance later,” he explained. It was a great decision as he won all three events he entered at the Central Alberta area track and field championship at Lindsay Thurber Wednesday. Pearson has never competed in track, but captured the senior boys’ 100-metre final along with the triple jump and long jump. “They’re all basically using your legs, but I really didn’t know what to expect . . . I didn’t expect to win, but you never know.” Hunting Hills track coach Doug Spicer talked with Pearson about the idea of competing. “We talked and decided to give it a shot,” said Pearson, who won the 100m in 11.65 seconds, beating Spencer Yeats of Lindsay Thurber, who came in at 11.87 seconds. He also won the long jump with a leap of 5.18-metres and the triple jump at 12.06m. “I really liked the 100. I went in not knowing what to expect, but I found out I could challenge and it turned out great,” said Pearson, who tied with Yeats for first place in the senior boys’ aggregate with 27 points. Pearson will compete in the zone championships Wednesday in Stettler with the top two finalists in each event advancing to the provincials, June 7-8 in Calgary. “I’ll see how it goes at zones, but my goal is to go to the provincials,” he said. Pearson has already enjoyed a pro-

ductive Grade 12 season, especially on the football field. He led the Hunting Hills Lightning to the Central Alberta title, then was named to as the starting quarterback for the Northern team at the Senior Bowl, where he threw a touchdown pass. “That was a good experience getting to play with all those guys,” he said. “But unfortunately we lost to the south.” Still Pearson wouldn’t have changed it. “I learned a lot from some great coaches and got better individually,” he said, adding he felt going into the north camp he had a good chance to making the team. “Last year I was one of the two quarterbacks out of the north to attend the U18 camp, so I felt I had a good shot at grabbing one of the two spots on the north this year. Fortunately I made it . . . it was a great honour.” Pearson will graduate from Hunting Hills in June and hopes to play with the University of Alberta Golden Bears next season. “I’m waiting for the school to say I’m in academically,” he said. “Hopefully it all works out and if so I’ll be with the Bears. If it doesn’t I’ll look at the Edmonton Huskies (junior team).” Pearson looks back at his high school career as a perfect stepping stone in his development. “The last couple of years, with our success, and the coaching I got from Kyle (Sedgwick) and his assistant coaches was great for me and gave us all a lot of confidence. I know it helped me going into the provincial camps.” Greg Thompson was the Lightning quarterback coach while Pearson also gave Jim Brown credit for his development in peewee and bantam.

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Jessica Van Mulligen takes the baton from Jordanna Cota and takes off on the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay at the Lindsay Thurber track on Wednesday. The girls, running with teammates Rachael Sherban and Haley Kitt won the race against the Lindsay Thurber Raiders in a time of 4 minutes 32 seconds. The six-foot, 163-pound Pearson knows he still has some work to do. “I’ve done a lot of weight training, but I still have a way to go.” Hailey Flexhaug of Delburne won the junior girls’ aggregate with 31 points, four ahead of Mackenzie Ramsell of Innisfail while the intermediate girls’ title went to Bryna Cline of LTCHS with 35.50 points. Cassandra Vleeming of LTCHS had 30. Kendra Sorensen of Notre Dame and Erin Seater of LTCHS shared the

senior girls’ aggregate with 34 points each. Brayden Posyluzny of Notre Dame had 36 points and Noah Mulzet of LTCHS had 27 in the junior boys’ category while Clayton Wong of LTCHS took the intermediate boys’ title with 34 points. Parker Fox of Delburne had 30. Event winners are expected to be available Thursday and will be in Friday’s scoreboard.

NBA PLAYOFFS Canucks fire Vigneault after suffering first-round sweep Heat edge Pacers in overtime

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis is in no rush to name a replacement for fired coach Alain Vigneault. “I don’t have a timeframe,” said Gillis during a news conference Wednesday after Vigneault’s dismissal was confirmed. “We just are focused on getting the right person, moving ahead and executing a plan that we have that is going to get us back to the level that we expect.” Despite guiding the team to many unprecedented achievements, Vigneault paid the price for his NHL team’s early exit from the playoffs the past two seasons. “I am proud of many of the things we accomplished as a group these past seven seasons in Vancouver and only wish we were able to win the Canucks’ first Stanley Cup,” said Vigneault in a statement. “I am a career coach, and it is what I love to do. I hope to coach again in this league and will always have good memories of my time and the fans in Vancouver.” The club also fired assistants Rick Bowness and Newell Brown as the expected fallout from the Canucks’ first-round sweep at the hands of the San Jose Sharks finally came to pass. Gillis said he was responsible for the dismiss-

als, and that the ownership group, headed by Francesco Aquilini, did not pressure him to make the moves. The GM said he wants a coach who emphasizes the upbeat, offensive style of play — like Vigneault did. But it’s clear that Vigneault will be extremely hard to replace. The Canucks’ all-time leader in coaching wins — he led the club to six Northwest Division titles, two Presidents’ Trophy titles and an appearance in the 2011 Stanley Cup final. But Vancouver was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in the last two seasons despite having home-ice advantage, including the four-game loss to the Sharks. It was the first time in 12 years that the Canucks were swept in the post-season.

“We’re in a resultsoriented business and if you look at the last two playoffs we’ve been in, we were the higher-seeded team but lost the first two games at home,” said Gillis. “We lost consecutive games in the last two playoff years, and there comes a point in time where the message has to change and we have to be better. And we simply didn’t get the result we expected.” Vigneault leaves with a 313-170-57 regular-season record over seven seasons in Vancouver, but a 33-32 record in the playoffs. It’s a bitter end to a largely positive tenure in Vancouver for Vigneault, who skillfully guided his team through the demands of this year’s lockout-shortened season.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heat 103 Pacers 102 MIAMI — LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night. James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat — his ninth post-season triple-double,

and barely anyone noticed. All that mattered was the last shot, which simply saved the Heat. Paul George made three free throws with 2.2 seconds left in the overtime, which he forced with a miracle 3-pointer, to give the Pacers the lead. But James just drove down the left side of the lane, scored with ease and the Heat escaped. Game 2 is Friday night in Miami. Wade scored 19 points, Chris Bosh had 17 and Chris Andersen had 16 on 7 for 7 shooting for Miami.

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Garcia apologizes for remark that Woods said was hurtful Garcia held an impromptu news conference at Wentworth to elaborate on his statement. “I want to also apologize to my Ryder Cup teammates who were there last night for taking the shine away from a wonderful event, and finally and foremost, I want to apologize to Tiger and to anyone I could have offended,” he said. “I felt very sick about it and feel really bad, and just hope to settle things down and move on.” Garcia said he left a voicemail for Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent at Excel Sports, because he doesn’t have a phone number for Woods. Steinberg did not immediately respond to an email to confirm he received the call, or if Woods planned to call Garcia. “I would love to talk to them as soon as possible and make sure that everything is OK, tell them how sorry I am and obviously it was a bad comment that shouldn’t have been said,” Garcia said. The reference to fried chicken, a stereotype as a favourite food among blacks, first surfaced when Woods was emerging as golf’s biggest star. He was on his way to a record score and a 12-shot win at Augusta National in ’97 when Zoeller, who grew up in southern Indiana, spoke of his performance that week. “So you know what you guys do when he gets in there? Pat him on the back, say congratulations, enjoy it, and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year. Got it?” Zoeller said. And then he added as he walked away, “Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.” The remark followed Zoeller, a popular two-time major champion, for the rest of his career and cost him major endorsements. Garcia’s main sponsor is TaylorMade-adidas, which issued a statement Wednesday that his comment “was offensive and in no way aligns with TaylorMade-adidas Golf’s values and corporate culture. “We have spoken with Sergio directly and he clearly has regret for his statement and we believe he is sincere,” the statement said. “We discussed with Sergio that his comments are clearly out of bounds and we are continuing to review the matter.” Garcia said he was unaware of Zoeller’s comments because he was only 17 at the time. Even so, it was a peculiar choice of words for a player who has lived in Spain his entire life, though the 33-year-old has been a PGA Tour member since he was 20.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sergio Garcia apologized to Tiger Woods for saying he would serve fried chicken if they were to have dinner at the U.S. Open, an ugly addition to nearly two weeks of verbal sparring. What had been a celebration of European golf at an awards dinner south of London shifted suddenly to a racially sensitive moment involving Woods, the No. 1 golfer in the world and the only player of African-American heritage on the PGA Tour. Garcia said he meant to give a funny answer to a playful question, and it turned out to be “totally stupid and out of place.” “I feel sick about it and I feel truly, truly sorry,” he said Wednesday from the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, site of the European Tour’s flagship event. The two golfers have exchanged barbs the last 11 days, dating to the third round of The Players Championship when Garcia implied that Woods purposely stirred up the gallery as the Spaniard was playing a shot. Woods said it was not surprising that Garcia was complaining. Garcia and his Ryder Cup teammates were at a dinner Tuesday night when the emcee, Golf Channel’s Steve Sands, jokingly asked Garcia if he would have Woods over for dinner during the U.S. Open. “We’ll have him round every night,” Garcia replied. “We will serve fried chicken.” The remark was reminiscent of Fuzzy Zoeller’s similar comment about Woods during his record-setting victory in the 1997 Masters, where Woods became the first player of black heritage to win a major. Garcia issued a statement through the European Tour after the dinner that did not mention Woods by name. He apologized “for any offence that may have been caused” by answering the question with a “silly remark.” “But in no way was the comment meant in a racist manner,” the statement said. Woods responded Wednesday morning with a series of tweets that said: “The comment that was made wasn’t silly. It was wrong, hurtful and clearly inappropriate. I’m confident that there is real regret the remark was made. The Players ended nearly two weeks ago and it’s long past time to move on and talk about golf.” That was one thing upon which both players finally agreed.

U.S. star Quon included on Canada’s roster for friendly THE CANADIAN PRESS She was born in the United States and has played all her soccer there, but Rachel Quon has been asked to join the Canadian women’s team for a match against her home country. Quon was included on Canada’s roster for its sold-out June 2 friendly with the U.S. at Toronto’s BMO Field. Coach John Herdman said Wednesday that Quon has a family connection that allows her to play for Canada and has accepted the invitation, although FIFA must still grant final approval. Quon is a defender with the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League and also plays with the United States under-23 team.

“She’s doing well in the pro leagues, she’s young, she fits the profile we’re looking for in that position,” said Herdman. Born in Lake Forest, Ill., and educated at Stanford where she was named an NSCAA allAmerican, she played her international junior soccer with U.S. teams including the 2008 under-17 world cup team that finished second in New Zealand. “Obviously the U.S. has had some interest in Rachel as well,” said Herdman. “At this stage we’re waiting for the final signoff and fingers crossed it will be all good.” Quon was the only entirely new face as Canada named its roster Wednesday for the June 2 friendly and, as expected, veterans played a major role.

Striker Melissa Tancredi returns for the first time since the 2012 Olympics and joins 13 other members of that bronze-winning team, even though she hasn’t trained with them lately and had returned to school. “Melissa will bring in just that real tenacity and toughness,” Herdman said. “She really relishes these games and while she’s been training diligently off the pitch I think what she’ll bring is what Canada hopes to see in these games, which is that grit and that mental attitude.” But Herdman insisted he is still focused on the future and building a team for 2015 and the Women’s World Cup, and youngsters Kadeisha Buchanan, Tiffany Cameron and Ashley Lawrence will hold their spots.

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PHOTO RADAR LOCATIONS Here are the photo radar sites/enforcement locations until Friday, May 31, in Red Deer. The school zones being targeted are: 42A Avenue, 40th Avenue, 55th Avenue, 43rd Avenue and 48th Avenue. Playground zones being monitored are: Lawford Avenue, Davison Drive, Allan Street, Oak Street and Roland Street. Traffic corridors being targeted are: 67th Street, Taylor Drive, 50th Street, 49th Street, 49th Avenue and 50th Avenue. RCMP reserves the option of location changes without notice.

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SPEAKER An illusionist and motivational speaker will talk to Central Alberta youth about making the most of their lives June 14 and 15. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District and Telus bring Derek Selinger and his show Selinger’s Wonder, to the Memorial Centre. Proceeds t will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District. The Youth and Volunteer Centre is looking for business and corporate supporters to help purchase tickets. Contact John Johnston, the Boys and Girls Clubs’ fund development manager, at 403-342-6500 or to help. Tickets for Selinger’s World are $31.85 and available through the Black Knight Inn ticket centre and online at www.bkticketcentre. ca. More information online at www.

PHILIPPINE SPRING DANCE The Philippine-Canadian Association of Red Deer and District is inviting all to its spring dance, to be held on May 31 at Festival Hall (4214 58th St. in Red Deer). There will be a dinner buffet at 7:30 p.m. and a dance to follow. Tickets are $20, with children 10 and under admitted free. Tickets are available by emailing

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No wildfires out of control NOTHING AT RISK, FIRES INVESTIGATED Three wildfires kept firefighters busy in the Rocky Mountain House area on Wednesday. The largest was 61 acres in size, located about 45 km north of Nordegg. None of them were out of control as of Wednesday evening. “There are no communities, towns or structures at risk from that fire,” said information officer Sara Shier with Alberta Environment

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firefighting operations continued. The Forestry Trunk Road remained closed to the North Saskatchewan River. “I know we have some high winds coming up today. But it looks like we’ll have quite a bit of rain Friday and Saturday.” The wildfire hazard for the Rocky Mountain House area is very high. “Be careful. It’s a dangerous time of year. Our crews need a break,” Shier said.



Court worker wins an ‘Oscar’ for her work ONE OF 18 RECIPIENTS OF THE 2013 ESQUAO AWARDS FOR ABORIGINAL WOMEN BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF She maintains a quiet presence in the Red Deer courthouse, holding babies and chatting quietly with nervous clients while they wait for the courtroom doors to open for the day. Inside the courtroom, she organizes her paperwork while awaiting her turn to address the judge on behalf of her clients. The smile never completely leaves her face — at least not for long. In Edmonton tonight, court worker Ruby Fermaniuk from Native Counselling Services of Alberta will join 17 women from all over the province whose lives and work will be celebrated during the 18thAnnual Esquao Awards, hosted by the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. Based in Red Deer, Fermaniuk is being awarded in the Justice category for the help she offers as an agent for aboriginal people facing court proceedings as well as the advice and support she provides for their families. She is a compassionate and non-judgmental line of defence, guiding people through a legal system that many do not understand. Anders Quist, chief Crown prosecutor in Red Deer, called it “great news” that Fermaniuk will receive an award that she herself called “The Oscars” for aboriginal women in Alberta. Quist said his office wants to recognize and celebrate the diligent and thorough work she does in court and in preparation for court. “There are many accused persons whose path through the justice system is made simpler, faster, and more effective due to Ruby’s skills and dedication. “It’s well-deserved, Ruby!” Quist said on Wednesday. Recipients of the annual Esquao Awards are nominated by their communities in categories of Arts and Entertainment; Performing Arts; Business, Trades and Technology; Community Involvement; Social Services and Advocacy, Literature and Visual Arts; Justice; Education; Health and Medicine; Culture, and Lifetime Achievement and Service to Country and Community. The IAAW created the awards to promote and celebrate Aboriginal women who are the “Angels Among Us” The 2013 Esquao Awards are to be presented during a gala at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

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Phyllis McIntosh sorts through some of the thousands of objects donated to the SPCA Garage Sale. The annual sale promises to be the biggest ever and will be held at the Red Deer Curling Club. Doors open Friday at 10 am and will run until 8 pm Saturday and Sunday the sale will go 10 am to 6 pm each day.


More fatalities but fewer infractions found by police BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Eight people died on Alberta roads and 48 drivers were charged with drunk driving over the May long weekend, a sign that some are still not getting the message about safe driving, say police. The number of fatalities was double last year’s tally, although the total number of offences spotted by Alberta’s Integrated Traffic Units was down to 5,039 from about 5,300 a year ago. RCMP Supt. Howard Eaton said typically Alberta sees about eight fatalities on a summer long weekend and he hoped last year’s lower count was the start of a trend. “I was a little concerned we were back up,” said Eaton, who is in charge of RCMP Integrated Traffic Services, which had more than 300 RCMP officers and sheriffs on the roads last weekend. Overall, fatalities have been dropping in Alberta, said Eaton. “We’ve been seeing a steady decrease over the last five years.” The 48 drunk driving charges — 15

by integrated traffic units — laid last weekend indicates too many drivers are still making bad decisions. Another 16 drivers were given 24-hour suspensions and nine lost their vehicles for three days for driving with a blood alcohol level between .005 and .008. Speeding also remains a big problem. Over three days, 3,843 speeding tickets were handed out, including 67 to drivers who were clocked at more than 50 km/h above the limit. In one instance, a 15-year-old Red Deer girl without a licence was pulled over after allegedly going 187 km/h on Hwy 2, 77 km/h over the speed limit, in a car. A pair of sport motorcycle riders learned the hard way that speeding is a crime when Airdrie’s Integrated Traffic Unit clocked them at 140 km/h on Hwy 2. One rider refused to pull over and took off, allegedly hitting speeds of about 180 km/h before being nabbed further down the highway. “Fifty-plus over is not a mistake,” he said.

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Special police unit seizes drugs on first raid BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Four people are facing charges and more than six kgs of marijuana have been seized after Red Deer’s newest crime-fighting team executed their first raid. Sgt. Gerald Ouellet, of the city’s new Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, called the bust mid-level for Red Deer. In total 6.3 kgs of marijuana, 28 grams of cocaine, a small amount of cash and drugtrafficking paraphernalia were seized in


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the May 16 raid. The special enforcement unit finished a month-long drug-trafficking investigation, yielding charges against four Central Albertans and seizing more than $63,000 in illegal drugs. “We had been working with a limited staff and I’m very pleased we were able to get this done,” said Ouellet. “This is the beginning. We know, like all Alberta communities, Red Deer is not immune to drug trafficking. “It is a good result, it is a positive result and we know there is a lot more work to

be done in Red Deer and the surrounding area.” Less than a week after the unit opened its new offices, they made the first bust after a month-long investigation. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit is part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). With help from the Red Deer RCMP, the unit executed search warrants at a downtown Red Deer apartment and a business in the city’s northeast.

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TRAFFIC: Volume was huge “When you’re doing 50 (km/h) over, you know you’re doing 50 over.” One driver was charged with trying to flee police and two others will go to court accused of dangerous operation of motor vehicle, according to detailed sta-


BRIEFS BP donates to schools for energy projects Energy education efforts at two schools in Red Deer and Lacombe are set to benefit from some big cheques from energy giant BP. Both Glendale Sciences and Technology School in Red Deer and Lacombe Composite High School will receive $10,000 each to benefit energyrelated projects in their classrooms through BP’s A+ for Energy program. The Glendale project, led by teacher Daniel Reitsma, is titled Taking the Power of the Sun to the Dark Room. In Lacombe, the LEAFS (Lacombe Educational Aquaponics Food System) project under teacher Steve Schultz is receiving the funding. The local projects are two of the 41 initiatives in Alberta and the Northwest Territories benefitting through BP’s program in 2013.

Culvert work forces Stettler detour Drivers will face delays and detours on Hwy 56 in Stettler while construction crews work on a culvert. Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. until July 7, construction will take place daily, weather permitting, on a 36-metre culvert at Redwillow Creek, just north of 44th Avenue on Hwy 56. The project is expected to cost $793,000, covered by Alberta Transportation. Cars and light trucks will take a minor detour in the middle of Stettler on Hwy 56 but will be able to make their way through town on local roads. Heavy trucks with regular loads will take a designated detour outside of town. The detour will be clearly marked. The concrete culvert is expected to last several years longer than the steel culvert, which is about 36 years old and has become rusty. To stop the flow of Redwillow Creek during the culvert replacement, a small dam will be built upstream. The dam will be removed once the work is finished. During construction, the road will be closed. Speed limits will be reduced to 50 km/h for local traffic in town, and speed limits on the truck detour will be posted. Up-to-date road information, including traffic delays, can be found at 511 toll free, online at or on Twitter @511Alberta.

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Drugs seized after Red Deer’s newest crime-fighting team executed their first raid. tistics released by the RCMP. Eaton said despite the number of charges, most drivers were following the rules. “The traffic volume was huge, so the vast majority of people drove very well and didn’t come to our attention. “I’m sure many people saw the enforcement vehicles, which always helps drive the message home. But we still have the slower learners out there.” RCMP officers and sheriffs were also on the lookout for other offences and laid 204 seatbelt and child seat charges.

co-ordinator with Red Deer College. Sawyer-Schaab, of Lacombe, is the co-owner of the L.A. Radio Group. Two locals also had their terms on the council extended to 2016 — former MLA Gary Severtson of Innisfail and Jim McPherson, a senior associate at a Red Deer law firm. Alberta’s Promise, according to its website, is dedicated to improving the lives of Alberta’s children and youth by inspiring ideas, actions, and investment between business, agency and community partners. w The term of the initiative was recently extended to 2018 through the Children First Act. More information regarding the council’s “renewed focus” will be unveiled at the end of the month.

Green ideas seminars at library Five upcoming free seminars will highlight some of the ways people can go green in their yards. Red Deer Public Library downtown branch is hosting the Looking for Green Ideas? seminars in June. These free lunch hours seminars have various topics — Tree Pruning 101 on June 3, the city’s Waste Management Master Plan on June 4, Water Conservation and Rain Barrels on June 5, Naturescaping on June 6 and Composting at Home on June 7. All seminars will be held in the Snell auditorium of the downtown library, except for the June 6 session, which will be held at the Dawe branch. The seminars will run from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. The downtown library branch is at 4818 49th St. and the Dawe branch is at 56 Holt St.

Relay for Life teams still sought Red Deer’s edition of the Relay of Life is still taking teams and volunteers. The annual event is held at CrossRoads Church in Red Deer County (38105 Range Road 275) on June 14. Forty teams have signed up to spend the night walking for cancer research, prevention and support programs. Local organizer Nancy Kumm said they hope to have 44 teams participate this year. She said there’s always a need for more volunteers and teams for the 12-hour overnight event. As well, there will be a survivor reception earlier in the evening. The relay for cancer begins at 7 p.m. with a survivor lap and wraps up at 7 a.m. Other Relay for Life events in Central Alberta include Rocky Mountain House on Friday; Innisfail on June 7

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and Stettler also on June 14. Contact Nancy Kumm at 403-3095432 or and visit the Canadian Cancer Society website ( and click the links for more information on Relay for Life.

Wedding professionals named best in Canada Four Red Deer wedding professionals were named best in Canada and have a chance to pick up the awards locally at the only Canadian ceremony for the Wedding Industry Experts Awards. Wedding professionals from 29 countries participated in 70 categories, with the awards being doled out based on city, province, country and world. Recipients have a chance to be honoured in Red Deer, the only ceremony taking place in Canada, on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at the iHotel, 6500 67 St. There are two other award ceremonies scheduled for the U.S. The awards being presented are from the 2013 Wedding Industry Experts. This is the second year they have given out the awards. Red Deer businesses who were named best in Canada include: La Petite Jaune Fleur for best floral designer, Alberta Fun Casino for best non-musical entertainer, Premiere Limousine Services Ltd. for best limousine service and Sugar & Spice ... And Everything Iced for best new cake designer. Voting for the awards started on April 23 and wrapped up on April 30. Seating to the award ceremonies in September is limited. To RSVP by May 31 call 403-396-2173 or email at Tickets cost $75 per person and $130 per person plus a guest. Full tables of 10 people cost $600 or half a table, five seats, for $350.

New sites beef up pioneer villages Two new sites have beefed up one of the biggest pioneer villages in Alberta, located near Spruce View. Anna Stanton, one of the owners of Double Tree Village, said they have added a Danish farmstead site on an area separate from the village and a blacksmith to the village itself. Located west of

Spruce View on Hwy 54, then north on Range Road 41, the village started with a school and grew to 25 buildings, including a stopping house, dress-up shop, church, general store, hotel, tool shed, dentist/barbershop/laundry and a bank/post office/library/switch board. They are open year round and hold events such as old time Christmas fun, family gatherings, pioneer festival days on June 1 and 2, a wedding chapel and student and senior tours.

Canoeists paddling across Canada Six canoeists pushed off from Rocky Mountain House last Thursday as part of a trip across Canada. They are travelling 5,000 kms from Rocky Mountain House to Lachine, Que., which was the traditional departure point for the North West Company, in a 7.6 metre (25-foot) voyager canoe. They made it to Edmonton and spent the night in Fort Saskatchewan on Tuesday before heading to Saskatoon, where they are scheduled for their first resupply. The expedition is in support of outdoor and experiential education. Specifically they are raising funds for three programs: Camp Outlook, a wilderness camp for youth experiencing social, behavioural and economic challenges in Kingston, Ont.; Camp Couchiching’s Community Initiative in Orillia, Ont.; and Pine Project, a Toronto-based organization that brings the natural environment to the urban landscape. To donate to these causes as the modern-day voyageurs continue their trek visit





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Four Central Albertans are among the 50 new appointees to the Premier’s Council on Alberta’s Promise. The new appointees will join 34 returning members in seeking to fulfil the council’s goal of working directly with businesses, agencies and communities to benefit children in the province. The new local appointees to Alberta’s Promise are Karen Burnand, Ken Johnston, Noreen Odell and Sonia SawyerSchaab. Burnand is a property assessor with Red Deer County and is the chair of the Piper Creek Housing Foundation. Johnston is a bank manager and Odell, an active community volunteer, is a retired special event

Another 56 drivers were charged with distracted driving for using their cellphones behind the wheel. RCMP plan to step up traffic enforcement over the summer, through long weekend blitzes, checkstops and monthly traffic safety calendar campaigns, which will focus on issues such as vehicle safety, motorcycles and impaired driving. More aerial enforcement is also planned this summer with helicopters employed to give officers a bird’s-eye view of speeders.


The team has been working in Red Deer for six months, but only with a limited staff. They currently have up to 10 members of the unit, which will be increased to 15. Ouellet said they are looking into different organized crime groups that are larger than these alleged mid-level traffickers. “Those investigations do take a lot longer to complete,” said Ouellet. “There is a lot more specialized investigative techniques that are used. “A one-month investigation will be more on the uncommon side for us. “But when we do have those opportunities we definitely don’t mind taking advantage of completing them in a timely manner.” Ronald Allan Rue, 43, and Christina Charachuk, 49, of Red Deer face charges which include two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and one count each of trafficking marijuana and possession of property obtained by crime. Jerod Fedorak, 29, and Christina Graham, 26, of Delburne, have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime. All four have been released and will make their next court appearances in Red Deer provincial court on July 25.

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BRIEFS Punk band in Red Deer on Sunday An energetic punk band that borrowed its name from a Seinfeld episode performs this weekend in Red Deer. The Burlington, Ont., trio, The Penske File, plays angsty melodic punk rock, mixed with folk influences on Sunday at Slumland Theatre, at 45732 Ross St., along with Edmonton punkers Fire Next Time. The Penske File’s 13-track sing-along album, Restless Symphony, is described as a “masterpiece” full of tragedy and heart. The group’s name comes from The Barber, an episode from the TV series Seinfeld, in which Jerry Seinfeld’s sidekick George is at a job he isn’t sure he has, and given the Penske file to work on — except he doesn’t know what to do with it. “Penske file” has since become a catchphrase for looking busy but doing nothing. The band performs at 7 p.m. For more information, call 403-307-3528.

CAT plans major Christmas play Central Alberta Theatre is already gearing up for a massive, whimsical undertaking — a Christmas-time production of Cinderella Dances With the Stars. The large-cast musical will begin rehearsals right after Labour Day and be done in the English pantomime tradition, which can be traced back to the middle ages. Pantos encompass Italian commedia dell’arte, British musical hall style and American vaudeville, and include role reversals — such as casting a man in the Dame (presumably stepmother) role. In this production set in Red Deer, a villain will try to prevent a series of princesses from winning the hand of the prince through a Dances with the Stars competition.

It will feature a horse, a black light ballet, a chase, and hopefully plenty of audience participation (cue the cheers and boos). An audition call for actors is set for 7 p.m. on June 26 and 27 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre, main stage. Everyone is welcome to audition. Prepared monologues will not be required. Actors will be asked to read for certain parts, which are listed at Questions can be emailed to the director, Alberta Azzara, at A production crew call is set for 7 p.m. on June 25, also at the Memorial Centre. Volunteers are needed in stage production and management, technical lights and

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Expanded Artstrek still has a few spaces Artstrek will be bigger than ever this summer. Enrolment in the provincial theatre camp for teens at Red Deer College has been expanded by 30 per cent this summer to meet increasing demand — and it’s almost sold out. This year, Artstrek will feature the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Students will discuss the beloved musical’s themes while exploring acting, voice, movement, directing, design, and collaboration with profes-

sound, set construction, costumes, props, makeup and hair, front of house, publicity and working the concession. The crew’s roles are all listed on CAT’s website. Questions can be emailed to the producer, Carole Forhan at forhancarole@ Cinderella Dances With the Stars, which will run from Dec. 13 to 21 and include weekday matinees for school groups, will be CAT’s contribution to Red Deer’s centennial year celebrations. “It’s a significant undertaking to bring a show like this to stage for the first time,” said executive producer Lawrence Hobbs, who is hoping to have the cast and production crew in place before the summer holiday season.

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Classical guitarist plays on June 6 Classical guitarist Shannon Frizzell will entertain during Red Deer Public Library’s First Thursdays in the Snell. Frizzell, who has been the classical guitar instructor for Red Deer College’s Continuing Education as well as the RDC Department of Music Department, will perform from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, in the Snell Auditorium of the downtown branch at 4818 49th St. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted at the door. Cafe Noir will be providing coffee and tea.


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Carole King to be honoured THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is showing singer-songwriter Carole King that she has friends at the White House. In the East Room on Wednesday night, Obama is presenting the 71-yearold singer-songwriter with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. She is the first woman to receive the award given by the Library of Congress. King made famous such hits as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and You’ve Got a Friend.

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Some soul, acoustic and jazz tunes are on the menu today at La Casa Pergola in Red Deer. Alberta singer/ songwriter Mandy Ebel returns to the city after a successful stint in Toronto, where “Mandy E” became known for her soaring vocals and unique electro beats with producer Dafusia. The duo’s music was digitally released through deadmau5’s founder label, Play Records in Toronto and Onion Records in Italy. Ebel is touring Alberta and Saskatchewan before taking time off to work on her first solo acoustic soul-pop EP later this year. It will be released along with another progressive rock EP. She performs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the restaurant at 4909 48th St. in downtown Red Deer.






Thursday, May 23, 2013

Daughter’s new relationship has father overly concerned


Dear Annie: I have three wonderful young her know you miss her at dinnertime. But we adult children. The oldest two girls both re- also recommend you invite the boyfriend to cently graduated from college and are living join you for meals and weekend activities. at home, working and saving money. This will not only encourage your daughThe girls were not particularly interested ter’s participation, but it will allow you to in dating until recently. get to know the man who may become your Our oldest met a guy at work and has fall- son-in-law. en hard. She’s always been family Dear Annie: My oldest sister is oriented, but for the past three very selfish. She has three young months, all she wants to do is be children but never wants to spend with this guy 24/7. She spends any time with them. most nights at his place, and we Sis is in her early 40s and acts don’t see her at all on the weekas if she’s 16. She is only conends. cerned with herself and what othThis behaviour does not sit ers can do for her. well with me. She and her husband are alI don’t think it’s a good idea ways going out and foisting their to spend the night with your boychildren on everyone else. friend so early in the relationWhen we won’t watch her kids, ship. I also don’t like that she disshe gets angry and then tells the regards her family, especially her kids we don’t love them. UnfortuMITCHELL younger sister, with whom she nately, Sis lives in the same town & SUGAR had a close relationship. as my parents. I’d like to visit my My position is, if she’s still livfolks, but I prefer to avoid my sising at home, she should come ter. Is that wrong? — Helpless Sibhome to sleep. She can fool ling around with this guy the rest of the day. Dear Sibling: We know it will be difficult, I understand I may have some old-fash- but we urge you to remain civil to your sister ioned values, but allowing my daughter to for the sake of her children. They need you. live with her boyfriend on a part-time basis Since you don’t live nearby, her selfishshows no respect for my position and is hard ness should be manageable in small doses for me to swallow. on rare occasion. Please try. I normally have a great relationship with Dear Annie: Thank you for printing the her, but I haven’t seen or spoken to her in letter from “A Father Who Knows.” more than two weeks. My nine-year-old son is legally blind and I’m concerned that if I ask her to have din- has epilepsy. He is often quiet and withner with us more often and spend some time drawn, and leaving the house with him can with family on the weekends, she will resent be quite a task. it and it will make matters worse. He is impulsive and often says and does Am I out of line? — Concerned Dad inappropriate things in public. We continuDear Dad: Be careful, Dad. ally work with him. Your daughter is now a grown woman. I thought I was the only parent who could The lack of prior dating could be one reason possibly understand what was going on with why she is so over the moon for the new boy- my son. I cried reading this letter, because it friend. made me realize that others know my strugYou apparently don’t object to her having gles. — A Coping Mom sex, the too-soon timing of which is not up Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell to you and at this point is moot anyway. You and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann simply miss the girl she used to be. Landers column. Please email your questions to It’s OK for you to say you don’t wish to sub-, or write to: Annie’s sidize her living with the boyfriend, but we Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, hope you will do so in a loving way, letting Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


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After evicting a flying squirrel, this little saw-whet owl has taken up a nestbox to raise a family. These tiny owls are only seven to eight inches in length. The male’s nightly monotonous, one-note, lengthy tooting has had many a country resident irate over a loss of sleep.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Receiving credit may be a bit challenging to get today. However, other types of help are available out there for you. Materialistic fulfillments may Thursday, May 23 be primordial to your personal advancement CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: now, but it won’t be necessarily what will Kelly Monaco, 37; Melissa McBride, 48; Drew make you entirely happy. Carey, 55 TAURUS (April 20-May 20): THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Getting a response out of someThe overall tone of the day promone today may not seem so ises to be intensely passionate. obvious. In fact, emotional exMoney, power and taboo subpression is almost absent today jects are like aphrodisiacs for us. making it hard for you to read We develop a need to regenerate other’s body language. Trust our core instincts by tapping into can become an issue. Reliability the unknown. Mystery prevails. is indispensable. Silence is powerfully enigmatic. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Playing the detective is the role Work responsibilities are inwe wish to engage in today. A creasing in volume and your ofconjunction to Saturn delays our fice environment becomes quite immediate responses and cools hectic. Take the time to examine off the urge to break open into your health regimen. Schedule ASTRO emotional explosions. a medical check up for reassurDOYNA HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today ance and peace of mind. is your birthday, you will submit CANCER (June 21-July 22): yourself to a busy year focusing Life can be tasteless and colouron your daily structures. It will be less sometimes. The lack of important to you to have order and organizaself-expression brings a sombre mood to your tion in most of your activities. You strive to day. Children can be a bit too difficult to deal lead a life where you can use your practicality with right now. They might test your patience and commons sense. If something won’t be and your limits. working, you will go to the root of the problem LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep a close eye in order to fix it. A great sense of determinaat the expenses that you are sharing with tion and meticulousness follow you throughanother person. Intentions might be good and out this entire year. without any bad intend, but you both seem to



have lost track of your financial obligations. Review your joint resources. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your mind has a more serious inclination to it. You are predisposed to expect the worst in every situation or encounter roadblocks along the way. Don’t fall into pessimistic thinking as your perception is simply distorted for now. Be easy on yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your approach regarding your spending habits is more realistic. You have a great sense of your financial needs. Evaluating your basic necessities is based on common sense and a long-term vision. Relationships are simply electrifying. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your immediate reaction is to hold on to your vulnerability which you may consider as a sign of weakness. You believe that maintaining a strong posture and an imposing demeanour keeps you safe and well guarded from external forces. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Meditation and spiritual practices can be healthy to

your mind and soul. While you retreat yourself from others today, you may decide to fall into feelings of inadequacy. Don’t isolate yourself entirely unless it’s for your soul’s rejuvenation. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Social obligations may weigh heavily on your shoulders. Stay away from individuals who bring you down or are simply not sharing your points of view. Luckily, you know how to handle an emotionally detached situation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your professional life is suddenly full of obligations and responsibilities. You have to face all these duties while your personal life seems to stagnate. Do your best, but don’t overstrain yourself. Quality comes before quantity. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Education and higher learning may feel like a lifelong struggle. You find yourself spending numerous hours over the same subject. Progress may seem slow, but nonetheless solid. Remember, knowledge is power. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/columnist.

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Housing slowdown to worsen TO COST 150,000 JOBS, SAYS MORTGAGE GROUP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s housing market is slowing dramatically in terms of both sales and construction, dragging down economic growth and putting some 150,000 jobs at risk in coming years, a mortgage industry association warns in its spring report. The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals stops short of calling the ongoing slide that began about nine months ago a crash, but chief executive Jim Murphy says policy-makers should stop trying to tighten lending rules further and start thinking about

helping for first-time purchasers. “They’ve gone enough in terms of regulatory changes and we’re seeing a real slowdown in the overall housing market. The federal government wanted that to happen, but the question is how much ... and what is that impact on the overall economy,” Murphy said Wednesday. “Some people thought the market would come back(this spring). “Well it hasn’t come back. It is a definite trend.” Murphy notes that his organization never agreed with the perception that Canada had a housing bubble problem, but

any concerns on that front have been dispelled following last summer’s action by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and the bank regulator to tighten mortgage rules and loan underwriting practices. Since then, home resale activity has fallen 8.3 per cent and housing starts by 15 per cent. They are likely to fall further, the report says. CAAMP predicts that by mid2015, national home construction will fall to about 150,000 units annually, or about 25-30 per cent less than the 205,000 average for 2011-2012. That will result in about 150,000 fewer construction and indirect jobs, such as in the real

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Sears Canada posts $31.2M Q1 loss Sears Canada Inc. (TSX:SCC) reported a $31-million loss Wednesday but said it managed to grow sales in categories like apparel and bed and bath despite competition from U.S. newcomer Target. “We grew businesses that overlap with the competition in a tough quarter and we’re happy with those results,” president and chief executive Calvin McDonald said. McDonald said economic conditions, lagging consumer confidence, slowing home sales and an unusually cool spring made for a challenging quarter. Competition from new entrants like Target also provided a new challenge. Sears has said that about 70 per cent of its assortment overlaps with that of the Minneapolis-based department store chain, which began rolling out its Canadian stores in March. By the end of the year, Sears said it saw growth in its apparel and accessories segment for the second quarter in a row — the first time that has happened in more than six years. — The Canadian Press

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OTTAWA — Canadian shoppers bought more, but benefited from lower prices in March as retail sales were flat for the month, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. Retail sales for the month amounted to $39.5 billion, the same as a revised figure for February, as lower prices, especially for gasoline, offset a 0.7 per cent increase in sales volumes. The results compared with expectations by economists for sales to rise 0.2 per cent. Statistics Canada said higher sales were reported in six of 11 subsectors, representing 47 per cent of total retail sales. Gasoline station sales decreased 1.3 per cent in March, mainly reflecting lower prices at the pump.

estate sector and support industries. In the Toronto area, the tumble will be even more dramatic, with starts dropping 50 per cent to about 22,000, leading to a loss of about 35,000 jobs. Vancouver — the other municipality known for its hot housing market — starts are expected to fall by a third to about 13,000, resulting in a loss of about 7,500 jobs. Quebec urban areas are projected to lose about 15,000 starts and 20,000 jobs. Among the major markets, Calgary and Edmonton are expected to buck the trend.



Prime Minister Stephen Harper is greeted by President of Peru Ollanta Humala at Government Palace in Lima, Peru on Wednesday. Following Peru Harper will travel to Cali, Columbia for the Pacific Alliance summit.

Harper visit to Peru targets better use of mining royalties TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LIMA, Peru — Canadian mining companies hope that Stephen Harper’s visit to Peru will lead to better use of the billions in royalties and taxes that are sitting idle in a country where poverty is still a large problem. Harper met mining executives Wednesday before a lengthy tete-a-tete with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala Tasso. The executives stressed the need for regional governments to invest the royalties and taxes in local initiatives that will help alleviate poverty that affects more than half the rural population of Peru. Humala, too, said he wants to see better social inclusion as a result of the mining activity that dominates his country’s economy. Regional governments are sitting on up to $4 billion in unspent royalties,

money lying idle in government bank accounts. The pressure to “publish what you pay” in Peru is part of a push from mining companies and G8 governments that is gaining momentum around the world, said Glenn Nolan, president of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. Nolan was in Lima to meet Harper. “We want to see good laws and transparency so that our (royalties) go back into the community,” Nolan said in an interview. Many of the communities near mining sites are in remote locations, are often indigenous, and are far poorer than the rest of the country. About 75 Canadian mining companies are active in Peru, mainly in exploration for gold, silver and copper.

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Planners approve 24-unit residential building for South Hill near school Red Deer’s municipal planning commission has approved the development of a 24-unit residential building on the city’s South Hill, despite the fact its site falls 46 per cent short of the minimum area required under the land use bylaw. The commission reviewed an application by IMC Construction Ltd. for the project on Wednesday. Plans call for a three-storey building on 3430, 3434 and 3438 49th. Ave., with the three houses that are currently there to be demolished. The building would include 25 parking stalls in an underground parkade and 15 above ground, with the first floor elevated 1.5 metres above grade to accommodate the parkade. The total height of the building would be 46.2 feet. The property covers 18,340 square feet, well short of the 34,100-square-foot minimum for such a structure. But the commission was told that the underground parkade will free up enough surface area for all landscap-

ing and setback requirements to be met. The commission also heard that other multi-family buildings have been developed in the mixed-use neighbourhood. Notices sent to area residents prompted three letters of support and four others that raised concerns about parking, traffic, overly dense development and other issues. Members of the commission were mixed in their assessment of the building’s design, but they commented favourably on the underground parkade and the fact an elevator would make it easily accessible. The building will face the new kindergarten-to-Grade 12 Francophone school being developed on the east side of 49th Avenue. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said the abundance of green space in the area makes a higher-density development appropriate for the site.

MONTREAL — Almost a third of Canadian households report never or almost never having any money left to save after paying their bills, according to a new study issued Wednesday. Households that reported no wealth accumulation tended to be working, middle-aged people — although of varying income levels, says the study by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada. “They felt that their incomes were not keeping pace with the cost of living,” said Rock Lefebvre, coauthor of the study, which surveyed more than 1,800 people. Consumer consumption, such the use of home equity lines of credit, were among things hurting the accumulation of wealth, Lefebvre said. “This consumption pattern that has emerged over the last decade . . . is playing havoc with people’s ability to save,” he said. “Because of the low interest rates coupled with the behaviour of borrowing, people are possibly buying homes and cars that are a little more expensive than what they would typically be able to afford.” Meanwhile, two-thirds of households with no wealth accumulation — meaning the value of their assets was less or about the same as the amount of their household debt — didn’t expect to get any further ahead in the next three years, the study said. However, about 70 per cent of Canadian households reported they had accumulated some wealth. But Lefebvre said the result may have been more of a “feeling” than an objective assessment of wealth. “They could be saving $100 or they could be saving $100,000,” said Lefebvre, vice-president of research and standards. Lefebvre said one of the main ways for most Canadians to accumulate wealth is to pay off a mortgage as quickly as possible. But the survey found that only 10 per cent of households had refinanced a mortgage to pay it off sooner. Meanwhile, Canada’s household savings rate plummeted to 3.8 per cent at the end of 2012 from its peak of about 20 per cent in the early 1980s, the study said. The wealth of an average Canadian adult was only $6,600 in 2012, or 2.7 per cent higher when compared to the wealth controlled by households at the beginning of 2008.


BRIEFS Business of Year nominations sought Nominations for the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business of the Year Awards will open on Monday. The annual awards are presented to one business in each of three categories: businesses with one to 15 full-time equivalent employees, those with 16 to 49 employees, and those with 50 or more employees. Chamber members and non-members are eligible to participate. Nominations will remain open until July 26, with three finalists to be named in each category thereafter. Winners will be announced on Oct. 15, during Small Business Week, at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. A release issued by the Chamber said judging criteria will include customer service, growth, awards, innovation with respect to market or product development, media recognition, outstanding features, future expectations and contributions to the community. Last year, Westerner Park was named Business of the Year in the 50-plus-employee category, while

McLevin Industries won among nominees with 16 to 49 employees and 360 Fitness topped the field among employers with 15 or fewer staff. Nominations for the 2013 awards can be completed online at nominate, with forms also available at the Chamber office.

HR expert to talk about attracting, retaining The Central Alberta Economic Partnership (CAEP) will serve up some tips on employee attraction and retention at a breakfast meeting this Friday. Human resources expert Kristen Cumming will speak at the Black Knight Inn from 8 to 10 a.m., with registration starting at 7 a.m. and breakfast served at 7:20 a.m. Cumming specializes in demographic impacts on Canadian workplaces and classrooms. Also knowledgeable about career development, productivity and leadership, she will offer her insights into recruitment, retention and performance issues. The cost to attend the breakfast meeting is $20 plus GST. For additional information, or to register, contact the CAEP office at or 403-3572237. CAEP is a regional economic alliance whose members include municipalities and other organizations across Central Alberta.

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

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — North American markets were mixed Wednesday after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank has considered ending its extraordinary stimulus program, but added that it is too soon to do it now. Indexes in Toronto and the U.S. initially surged on news that the Fed had no immediate plans to turn the tap off on its $85-billion-a-month bond buyback program. But by the end of the day, the S&P/TSX composite index was ahead just 10.07 points at 12,752.50. The Canadian dollar fell 0.98 of a cent to 96.41 cents US. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials index was down 80.41 points at 15,307.17. The S&P 500 dropped 13.81 points to 1,655.35 and the Nasdaq fell 38.82 points to 3,463.30. The indexes had hit records as day earlier after two Fed presidents hinted that the U.S. central bank should be cautious with pulling back on quantitative easing. On Wednesday, in testimony before the Congress, Bernanke said scaling back, or even stopping the $85-billion-a-month bond buyback program would be a bad idea because the U.S. job market remains too weak. Meanwhile, minutes of the Fed’s last monetary meeting from April 30May 1 released following Bernanke’s speech showed that some officials had considered slowing down the asset purchases as early as June. But a number of other members voiced concerns that the program might need to be expanded if inflation continued to weaken. Investors had been worried that the Fed would begin pulling back its monetary stimulus since recent data showed that outlooks for housing and jobs in the U.S. were rosier than expected. Quantitative easing has boosted liquidity in financial markets over the past few years. The move has been replicated in some other countries, although not in Canada, and has resulted in stock indexes flying upwards despite a patchy recovery from recession in many parts of the world. Over the past few weeks, a number of the world’s main markets, such as the Dow Jones and Germany’s DAX have recorded a string of alltime highs, while others such as Japan’s Nikkei and Britain’s FTSE 100

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.21 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.97 First Quantum Minerals . 19.22 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 28.19 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.21 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.91 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 43.92 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.74 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 29.46 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.99 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 46.77 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.40 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.56 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.34 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.62 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.42 Canyon Services Group. 11.19 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.04 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.750 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.05 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.45 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 92.19 have hit multi-year highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. National Association of Realtors said sales of previously occupied homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.97 million in April, up from 4.94 million in March and the highest level in 3 1/2 years. Home sales have risen 9.7 per cent in the past 12 months. Statistics Canada reported that retail sales were flat in March, holding at $39.5 billion. After removing the effects of price changes, particularly lower gasoline prices, retail sales in volume terms rose 0.7 per cent. The largest increase in sales was a 3.1 per cent rise at clothing and clothing accessories stores, while sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers rose 0.7 per cent for a third consecutive monthly gain. On the commodities front, June bullion fell $10.20 to US$1,367.40 an ounce as the gold sector on the Toronto Stock Exchange climbed more than two per cent. Shares in Aurizon Mines (TSX:ARZ) were up 4.17 per cent, or 18 cents, to C$4.50, while shares in Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) surged 3.56 per cent, or 18 cents, to $5.23. The July crude contract lost $1.90 to US$94.28 a barrel as the energy sector was fell 0.13 per cent. Oil giant Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) saw its shares dip by one per cent, or 33 cents, to C$32.50. July copper climbed four cents to US$3.38 a pound, while the metals and mining sector was up by 1.99 per cent. Rio Alto Mining shares were up 2.33 per cent, or seven cents, to C$3.08, while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) saw its shares jump 2.64 per cent, or 21 cents, to $8.21. Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPO), the world’s largest personal computer maker, reported after markets closed that it earned US$1.1 billion, or 55 cents per share, in its fiscal second quarter. That was down 32 per cent from US$1.6 billion, or 80 cents per share, last year as year-over-year revenue fell for the seventh consecutive quarter. But in initial aftermarket trading, the stock was up almost 14 per cent, or $2.95, at US$$24.18 MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,752.50 up 10.07 points TSX Venture Exchange — 942.08 up 2.67 points


HOUSING: More homes for Alberta The report says the two Alberta cities will see home construction activity increase, generating 2,500 additional jobs each. “Until now, housing has played a major role in the recovery from the 2008/09 recession,” CAAMP chief economist Will Dunning notes. “That economic driver is disappearing as we see housing related jobs dry up and consumer confidence erode at a time when the national recovery is struggling to pick up steam.” There is also some good news in the report, including that most Canadian homeowners are having little difficulty meeting mortgage payments and are in fact paying off their debts faster than required.

PERU: Aid package Harper announced a $53-million aid package that includes money to

help local and regional governments better target their royalties to mining communities. The money had already been set aside in previous budgets but had not been allocated to specific projects. “Peru, like Canada, has abundant natural resources. “And like Canada, the responsible development of those resources is vitally important to job creation and economic growth in Peru,” Harper said after his meetings. The two leaders announced an agreement to expand air transport between Canada and Peru that will mean more flights to more places in each country.

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TSX 60 — 732.51 up 1.20 points Dow — 15,307.17 down 80.41 points S&P 500 — 1,655.35 down 13.81 points Nasdaq — 3,463.30 down 38.82 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.41 cents US, down 0.98 of a cent Pound — C$1.5610, up 0.53 of a cent Euro — C$1.3336, up 0.83 of a cent Euro — US$1.2858, down 0.49 of a cent Oil futures: US$94.28 per barrel, down $1.90 (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,367.40 per ounce, down $10.20 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.27 per oz., up 33.4 cents $780.28 kg., up $10.74




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TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 942.08, up 2.67 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 135.90 million shares.


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ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $4.80 higher $647.30; Nov. ’13 $11.60 higher $559.40; Jan. ’14 $11.60 higher $560.80; March ’14 $10.20 higher $556.20; May ’14 $9.30 higher $549.90; July ’14 $9.30 higher $548.00; Nov. ’14 $9.30 higher $523.60; Jan ’15 $9.30 higher $523.60; March ’15 $9.30 higher $523.60; May ’15 $9.30 higher $523.60; July ’15 $9.30 higher $523.60. 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: 370,420 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 370,420.

They sang the praises of natural resources, free trade and education. And the Peruvian president condemned the illicit trafficking of Peruvian cultural property. The natural resource focus on Canada’s aid policy has raised eyebrows in the development agency community. There is a global push to have mining and energy companies be more transparent in the royalties and payments they make to governments in developing and emerging countries, and Canada’s new policy plays into this dynamic. Canadian direct investment in Peru was $6.9 billion in 2012, much of it in the natural resources sector.











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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. For factory orders, a customer may either take advantage of eligible Ford retail customer promotional incentives/offers available at the time of vehicle factory order or time of vehicle delivery, but not both or combinations thereof. *Purchase a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package for $17,269/$19,219/$19,819. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$750/$750 has been deducted. Offers include freight and air tax $1,650 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until April 30, 2013, receive 1.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2013 Focus S Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan/2013 Focus SE Sedan with Sport Appearance Package for a maximum of 84 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $214/$239/$247 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $99/$110/$114 with a down payment of $500 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $1,208.95/$1,349.53/$1,392.79 or APR of 1.99% and total to be repaid is $17,977.95/$20,068.53/$20,711.79. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $0/$750/$750 and freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude optional features, administration and registration fees (administration fees may vary by dealer), fuel fill charge and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for 2013 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. †Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ††Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible with SYNC® - check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Certain MyFord/Lincoln Touch™ functions require compatible mobile devices. Some functions are not available while driving. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, when it is safe to do so. ©2013 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2013 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved. Available in most new Ford vehicles with 6-month pre-paid subscription





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Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 84.60 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.32 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.41 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 49.35 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.34

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.30 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.78 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 57.34 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.03 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 23.45


Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 93.42 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 98.54 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.43 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.62 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.79 Cdn. National Railway . 105.98 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 139.76 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.41 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 79.19 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.52 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.77 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 35.12 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 48.59 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.30 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.86 General Motors Co. . . . . 33.23 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.78 Research in Motion. . . . . 15.01 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.07 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 45.31 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.69 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.48 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 50.49



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BAKER James Alfred James Alfred Baker passed away on May 17th, 2013 in the Lacombe Community Health Care Center. He was born on May 13th, 1923 in Elrose, Saskatchewan to Charles and Ellen Baker. They came to the Lacombe area in 1929 and farmed in the Gull Lake area. Predeceased by his parents, one sister Nell, two brothers Bill and Clifford, and his only son Ron, James is survived by his wife Mabel, daughterin-law Susan and her husband Blaine Raaen, grandchildren Kathy Baker a n d We s ( S h e l l y ) B a k e r, great grandchildren Cody and Ethan, as well as stepdaughters Judy (Mike) Morris and Janet (Charlie) Ball, four step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. At James request there will no service. The family also requests no floral arrangements please. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

BOSCH Albert Joseph Bosch (Al) passed away on May 20, 2013 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Joan, of 39 years; son Shane and daughter-in-law, Lee; and two precious grandsons Cole and Hudson whom he loved dearly; as well as numerous family and friends. Out of respect for Al’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private family memorial will be held at a later date. The family wishes to thank Dr. Jeff Mulder and Dr. Rudolph as well as staff on Units 22, 32 and the Cancer Centre at the RDRH for all the excellent care he had received. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Centre at the RDRH.

PERRY Jessica Leah Jessica Perry passed away in Red Deer on April 28, 2013. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

In Loving Memory of Sherry Simoneau and Carl Granberg July 14, 1962 - May 23, 2001 Oct. 30, 1948 - May 23, 2001

KULIK On May 13, 2013 Katarzyna Kulik of Red Deer passed away peacefully at the age of 78. She is lovingly remembered by three daughters, four treasured grandsons, as well as the rest of her family in Poland. A celebration to honour Katarzynas life will be held on Friday, May 24th at 1 pm at St. Mary’s Parish of Red Deer with a lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Red Deer Cancer Centre. ROSE Gordon Earle 1927 - 2013 Gordon E. Rose of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the age of 86 years. Gordon was born on the home farm near Manson, Manitoba, where he also graduated from grade 11. Gordon continued his education, receiving a diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. His employment took him from the farm to Moosomin, SK, and on to High River, Innisfail and Red Deer. Gordon took great pride in coaching his sons in the sports he once participated in, hockey and baseball; an avid fan of the Red Deer Riggers, attending as many games as he was able to. Gordon will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lavina (Viney) Rose, and children Ron (Rita) Rose of Red Deer, AB, Brian (Val) Rose of Moosomin, SK, Sherry (Eric) Shire of Moosomin, SK and Richard (Deb) Rose of Red Deer; ten grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Gordon will also be missed by his sisters Marion Ferri of Rockport, TX and Kay Logan of Virden, MB. Gordon was predeceased by his parents Percy and Helen Rose, brother Lorne and sisters Shirley (in infancy) and Verna Leinweber. At a later date, a private Memorial Service will be held at Red Deer, AB and interment will be held in Manson, MB. In honour of Gordon, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

MALCOLM Alice 1940 - 2013 The family of Mrs. Alice Malcolm are saddened to announce her passing at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on May 17, 2013 at the age of 73 years. Alice was born on March 27, 1940 in the Provost Hospital and grew up on the family farm north of Hayter, Alberta. She attended Marques School which was a mile from her home and graduated from Provost High School in 1957. That fall she attended Business College in Edmonton. She worked in a life insurance office until her marriage to Ron on July 26, 1958. They lived on the Malcolm farm north of Innisfail and raised their three sons. Alice was an integral part of their family business Malcolm Contracting for almost fifty years until her health deteriorated. She was predeceased by her parents Harold and Alice, her husband of forty nine years Ronald and her two brothers Albert and Frank. She will be sorely missed by her three sons: Rodger (Lori), Randy (Jannine) and Rick, her grandchildren: Steven, Michael and Hanna Malcolm, Jason Ryerson and Daniel Emmerling, also her two sisters: Betty Schmitz and Mary (Robert) Murray and one brother Harold (Jean) Tipler; two sisters in law: Judy (Rolf) Roschlaub and Leona Malcolm and many nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the United Church, Innisfail, Alberta on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. If friends so desire memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Cancer Society or the charity of the donors choice. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., INNISFAIL entrusted with arrangements. 403.227.0006

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STOCK Raymond Arthur It is with heavy hearts that the family of Raymond Arthur Stock announce his passing on May 21, 2013. Raymond was born April 8, 1964 in Lacombe Alberta. He passed peacefully after a short illness at the Peter Lougheed Hospital i n C a l g a r y. R a y m o n d i s survived by his loving family; his Father Noel Stock (Jean) of Lacombe, brothers Kelly Stock of Red Deer, Calvin Stock (Barb) of Lacombe, sister and best friend Elana Enns of Calgary, nephews Tanner Stock (Kaylee) and Landon Stock both of Lacombe and good friend Kevin Enns of Calgary. He will also be missed by close friends, relatives and co-workers. Raymond was predeceased by his Mother Marjorie Stock. Raymond was passionate and proud of his job at the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary where he worked until his passing. He was very involved with the Union which gave him opportunities to travel throughout Canada. He will always be remembered for his sense of humour and his great love for sports. A celebration of Raymond’s life will be held in the form of a social gathering at the Lacombe Legion (5138 49 Street), Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Expressions of sympathy maybe made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

If we could visit heaven, Even for a day, Maybe for a moment The pain would go away. We’d wrap our arms around you And whisper these words, so true That living life without you, Is the hardest thing to do, No matter how we spend our days No matter what we do, No morning dawns, no evening falls, that we don’t think of you. Forever in our hearts, you will always be, loved and missed by all of your family. Daughter Kiara, Mom Vera, Papa Gerald, Sister Ella Mae, Brothers Ray, Doyle, Mervin and families



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MACDONALD - Doug Aug. 24, 1949 - May 23, 2007 In Loving Memory of Our Brother The moment that you died, Our hearts were split in two, The one side filled with memories, The other died with you, Remembering you is easy We do it everyday, But missing you is heartache, That never goes away. ~Deeply missed, forever loved, but never Forgotten Norm, Wendy, Judy, Holly, Don and families.

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

Celebrations Happy 100th Gert Huffman!

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email Only those selected for interview will be contacted. Start your career! See Help Wanted

Happy Birthday to Gertie from your family and friends May 23, 2013!


is hiring for the positions of Winch Tractor, Bed Truck, Picker Operator, & Swampers. Email resume & drivers abstract to:

Remember to add A Picture of Your Loved One With Your Announcement

4820-45 Street Red Deer, AB


A Keepsake for You To Treasure Funeral Chapel & Crematorium by Arbor Memorial

Classifieds 309-3300

Arbor Memorial Inc.


Trusted Since 1929



Coming Events


Friday May 24th Come Celebrate at East 40th Pub

with the Senior Men’s World Curling Champions. Starting at 6 p.m. Featuring Dean Ray from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. NOW PLAYING VLT’S AT

EAST 40TH PUB Start your career! See Help Wanted



FOUND: 26’, 21 Speed Bike. Identify to claim. Call Leo at 403-348-0488


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


FOUND: iPhone at the Farmer’s Market on May 18th. Call 403-347-5616 to identify. FOUND: NINTENDO 3DS at McKenzie Trail. Identify to claim. 403-396-0289



ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager) Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Caregivers/ Aides


P/T F. caregiver wanted for F quad. Must be reliable and have own vehicle. 403-348-5456 or 403-505-7846 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY




Accounting firm requires a F/T receptionist/bookkeeper. You must be a highly organized individual with a professional and courteous manner. Good communication skills and proficiency in MS Office applications are essential. Bookkeeping using QuickBooks will also be required. Please email your resume to jerilyn@ or fax to 403-346-3367.





Red Deer Advocate




1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

I am turning 100 today I’ll drink to that !!

Classifieds 309-3300

Funeral Chapel & Crematorium

LPN & RN Positions Available! Both positions are part time with no evenings or weekends. Please bring in your resume to 215-5201-43rd Street or fax to 403-341-3599.







F/T RDA II with Ortho Module an asset. Position open in a busy family dental practice in Rocky Mountain House. Competitive salary, benefit package & uniform allowance & 4 day work wk. If you are willing to work in a team environment and are pleasant and ambitious we look forward to your resume. Fax resume to 403-845-7610


Dental RDA

SOUTHPOINTE DENTAL looking for new team member. Please email resume to: or apply in person. Great wages for right person.

Hair Stylists


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

F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for busy general dental office in Red Deer. Must be a self-motivated team player with good communication skills. Dental reception experience req’d. Please send resume with cover letter to (888) 815-9839 or:

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

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Hair Stylists



requires stylist, commission & chair rental. Call 403-314-4288




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Qualifications Include:

5-10 yrs experience in the Production Testing Industry Valid Driver’s License Business Management Skills Organizational Skills Project Management Experience

Duties required:

Coordinating field Operations Manage crew and personnel Flexible work schedule - after hours on call rotation Financial Management - Cost control

• ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red • Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work Please visit our website at: 40/hrs. per week w/some www. weekends, daytime hrs. Fax resume w/ref’s to or apply by email to: 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black pnieman@ wtopp@ Buying or Selling your home? Your application will be Check out Homes for Sale kept strictly confidential. in Classifieds

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 23, 2013



Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969.



Experienced Oilfield Construction Lead Hands Experienced Oilfield Construction Labourers Industrial Painters



Integrated Production Services (IPS)

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

If you have…. • Minimum 5 Years with Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individuals Class 1 to join our Team in both • Low Bed Experience WHO WE LOOKING FOR ? Hinton and Fox Creek. hauling Cats, Excavators, Applications and Side Booms Alstar has been serving the Engineer • Clean Abstract oil and gas construction Integrated Production • Winch Tractor Experience industry since 1969. Services is looking for an • Off Road Oilfield experienced Applications Experience If you have a Desire to be Engineer to provide pre-job Part of a Growing Company planning, real time moniIf you Desire to be Please email your resume toring, post job follow up Part of a Growing Company to: and technical support to Please email your resume Please Quote our Open Hole to: Job # 72095 on Resume Completions Group. Or fax to 780-865-5829 Candidate must be a Please Quote For detailed job description highly motivated self Job # 72096 on Resume Please email starter with a strong operational and technical “Committed to enriching Or visit our Career Section background. Candidates the lives of our workforce, at: must have an Engineering while providing quality energy construction solutions” “Committed to enriching the Degree or industry related Technologist Degree. lives of our workforce, while This position can be based providing quality energy out of Calgary or Red construction solutions” Deer, Alberta.

Fluid Experts Ltd.

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced COLTER ENERGY SERVICES USA INC Join Our Fast Growing Team and Secure Your Future with our Optimum Benefit Package & RRSP’s!!

Production Testing Personnel in Minot, ND: Day & Night Supervisors & Field Operators •

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


Class 1 Operators

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: welltesting365@gmail. com Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Field Service Representative

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

Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS



JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to: or Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475


Oilfield Equipment Operator/Mechanic

- Class 3Q Driver license w/clean abstract required - Diesel mechanic experience or ticket req’d. - Picker & Rig experience preferred - Drug testing required - Competitive pay w/ benefits Fax or Email resume only: or fax: 403-343-3626 Suitable applicants will be contacted.



PROFLO is currently seeking qualified PRODUCTION TESTING ASSISTANTS All candidates must have a valid driver’s licence, transportation, H2S, first aid & PST or CSTS. Email resume to: or fax to: 403-341-4588



Currently accepting resumes for the following: Assistant Manager Senior Safety Supervisors Health & Safety Manager Shop Labourers All applicants must have current safety tickets for position applied for. Email resume and Safety Tickets to: No phone calls please.



CONTRACT Financial Controller for family-owned construction company. Proficient with Simply Accounting, Excel, and Word Software. Responsible for monthly account reconciliations including: * bank * Accounts Receivable * Accounts Payable * GST * Capital assets * Inter company accounts * Loans/capital leases * Prepaid Expenses

statements * Preparation of semimonthly payroll, monthly payroll remittances, record of employment forms and T4s. * Administration of payroll benefits * Preparation and filing of monthly GST returns. * Preparation of annual WCB return * Preparation of subcontractor T5018s * Previous exp. in the construction industry would be an asset. * Preparation of April 30th year-end working paper files for external accountants * Attention to detail * Exc. communication skills * Approx. 55 hrs. per month with the ability to provide additional hours as needed. Fax resume to 403-309-1944 SUPPORT WORKER We are looking for a support worker to become a member of our team which supports a 28 year old young man in his home in the community. This young man is autistic and has complex behavioral needs. The ideal candidate will have exp. working with challenging behaviors. They will also believe in inclusion & be passionate about supporting an individual with a developmental disability to have an inclusive & full life. Provide direct care & participate in the development of personalized goals. You will be employed directly by his family. Team communication is key to supporting the success of this young man so you must have excellent written & verbal communication skills. F/T & P/T positions avail. Apply to:


Restaurant/ Hotel

CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons FOOD SERVICE SUPERVIISORS $13/hr. 4 positions. Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Red Deer Fax: 403-782-9685 Call 403-341-3561 or apply in person


BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley Red Deer County Food & Beverage Server

$12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet. maintain cleanliness and hygiene.



PRESSURE * Preparation of monthly CONTROL SPECIALIST consolidated financial

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


Restaurant/ Hotel

$14.00/HR. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing

Kitchen Helper

$11/hr To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors. Assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume 780-702-5051


Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr. HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety stardands $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking

FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. * Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051 JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! Looking for a WAITRESS/WAITER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673 POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Bartender/Waitress Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.

Restaurant/ Hotel


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



CURRENTLY HIRING operators on various types of Construction equipment. Also seeking Gravel truck drivers with Class 1 license. Fax: 346-8490 or email lclark@ EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & top dollar. Call 403-347-2522


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

Sales & Distributors


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. WEST 285 Ltd. o/a Perfume from the Ocean & Cosmetics in Red Deer, req’s F/T Shift Supervisor w/1 - 2 yrs. exp. $17.50/hr. Email:




Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer



Apply at: Email: careers@ Fax: 1-888-403-3051

C & C COATINGS in Innisfail is seeking F/T Laborers, sandblasters, powder coaters, and painters. Competitive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 403-227-1165. CARPENTERS HELPER and P/T (could turn into F/T) mature hot shot driver. Must be able to work on own, and clean drivers abstract. Fax resume to 403-986-0020 DRYWALL CREW req’d immediately for huge project in Blackfalds. Must have all tools & own trans. Exp.’d only. 403-872-1686

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

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.

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

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

Newcart Contracting (1993) is looking for

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

850 Clark’s



Plumbing & HVAC Service Technicians NEEDED!!!

This is a Monday – Friday position located in Lac La Biche, (furnished living accommodations provided for out of town employees) Clark’s has immediate openings for qualified, experienced heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) Technician and Plumbers. The successful candidates will: • hold a current Journeyman’s ticket • be experienced in all aspects of HVAC or Plumbing service • must pass a Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Screening • Provide a current Drivers Abstract • be a motivated self-starter • take pride in doing great work and willing to work long hours if needed • be energetic, positive, and keen to work with a rapidly expanding company • be 100% dedicated to customer service and satisfaction Clark’s offers top wages,10% holiday/vacation pay, overtime after 8 hrs, training, Health and Dental packages. We are a COR Certified and ISNetworld Compliant, safety-conscious company that provides a safe and enjoyable workplace.

Fax Resume to 780-623-7451 or Email:

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300



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



GARAGE SALE 10 am-8 pm 9 am-6 pm 9 am-6 pm


Friday, May 24 Saturday, May 25 Sunday, May 26


75 Tables of Items - 4 Raffle Baskets RED DEER CURLING CENTRE 4725 43 Street

Anders Park HUGE & MASSIVE FUNDRAISER FOR THE CANADIAN SKI PATROL 8 Archibald Cres. Friday, May 24th, 2-8

Fairview - Upper MULTI FAMILY YARD & Perennial plant sale 12 & 16 FOREST CLOSE Fri. 24th 10-7, Sat. 25th 9-5 Camping equip, canoe, Blue Mountain Pottery, Partylite, misc. RAIN OR SHINE

Inglewood 15 INGLIS CRES. May 23, 24, & 25, 10-6 Huge downsizing sale. Household, sports, garage items and more TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

23 ISBISTER CLOSE Thurs. 23rd 4-8, Fri. 24th 12-7, Sat. 25th 8-2. Kids toys, & clothes, furn. exercise bike, camp stools, household, etc.

GIANT KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS Garage Sale Saturday, May 25, starting at 8:30 am St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parking Lot. 6 McMillan Ave. R.D. A large assortment of household items.

Parkvale MULTI-FAMILY 4641 42 STREET CRES. Thurs. & Fri. May 23 & 24 11-5. Sat. 25th 9-2. Camping, household, books, antiques, toys, perennials & more. Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Rosedale 17 RALSTON CRES. MAY 24 & 25, Fri. 2 - 8 & Sat. 9 - 4 MULTI FAMILY, crafts, wedding, freezer, items too numerous to list.

Rosedale 92 RAMAGE CR. May 23 & 24 Thurs & Fri. 5 - 8. Dressers, t.v., household misc. decor, girls toys. CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

CHINA Cupboard, highchair, camping dishes, misc. household Thurs. & Fri. 10 8 p.m. 51 ROTH CRSC.

West Park 3814 58 AVE (Back Yard) May 24th, 25th, 26th, 10-5 Weather Permitting Household, tools & everything in between. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


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



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 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.





Massage Therapy


ASIAN MZ. REIKO 587-377-1298 Avail. days

VII MASSAGE Feeling over whelmed? EDEN Hard work day? 587-877-7399 10am-midnight Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz EROTICAS PLAYMATES Ave. www. Girls of all ages 598-3049 In/Out Calls to LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* Hotels. 403-986-6686 INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services


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

Massage Therapy


ASIAN Executive Touch Exclusive for men. Open 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 5003-50 St. 403-348-5650


Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

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


Moving & Storage

International ladies


Now Open

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


Painters/ Decorators


PRO-PAINTING at reasonable rates. 304-0379


PAINTING SERVICE Res./Com. Celebrating 25 years. 25% off paint. 403-358-8384

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as roof snow removal, bathroom fixtures, painting or flooring Call James 403- 341-0617 SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for info.

Yard Care


Painters/ Decorators


BEYOND THE HEDGE. Weekly/Bi-weekly & holiday mows still avail. Call 403-596-6856 GARDEN ROTOTILLING & Yard Prep. 403-597-3957 GARDENS ROTOTILLED 304-7250 LAWN AERATING Call 403-304-0678 LITTLE R&R AERATION Call Randy 403-341-3780 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 23, 2013 D3


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

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate.

REQ’D IMMED. Tire Hand/Lube Tech. Apprenticeship opportunity avail. for right individual. Exp. preferred. Apply in person at OK Tire South 3218 49 Ave. Red Deer

DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo


Misc. Help

NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934

6 days per week Vehicle needed

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 For more information

EASTVIEW 84 Papers $441/month $5292/yr. WESTPARK 81 Papers $425/month $5103/yr.


WESTLAKE 81 Papers $420/month $5040/yr.

in the town of Bowden, Innisfail, and Olds.

Please call Quitcy 403-314-4316

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

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622


Misc. Help



DEER PARK AREA Dawson St. & 1 Block of Davison Dr. ALSO Dandell Close Davison Dr. & 2 blocks of Dowler St. ALSO Dunham Close ALSO Duncan Cres. ALSO 3 blocks of West Duston St. & Dale Close ALSO Densmore Cres. & East part of Donnelly Cres. LANCASTER East half of Lampard Cres. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area. ALSO Leonard Cres. & 1 Block of Lancaster Ave. ALSO Part of Lanterman Cres. ALSO Lamont Close Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info




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


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


Truckers/ Drivers

DRIVER with clean Class 1 or Class.2. Bus driver or semi driver exp. preferred Must be availl eves. and wknds. Looking for both P/T & F/T Fax resume to 347-4999 or email to:

Business Opportunities


NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY THIS BBQ ON 17’ TRAILER to cook steaks, etc. or use for pancake breakfasts - 7 booked for July = > $5000 profit. Comes with 1997 Dodge van, stoves, teflon grills, propane bottles, absolutely everything needed to get started + many extras. Lots of potential for steady seasonal work. View in Red Deer. Phone: 403-347-9767 Email:

Rental Department/ Delivery Driver


• 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)

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




If you have already applied for this position, please re-send resume due to error in email address. We apologize for the inconvenience.




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

Duties include: - Service Writing - Warranty Administration - Service Scheduling - Maintaining Paper Flow


Attributes: - Outgoing - Organized - Mechanically Inclined - Computer Proficient - Previous Experience A Must

• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits. Misc. Apply by: Help Email: ACADEMIC Express Fax: (403) 346-1055 Adult Education or drop off resume, Attn: Bill/Service and Training

Lewis Close/ Law Close

Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. 302285E29


Spring Start

Vanson Close/ Visser St.

Fall Start

Community Support Worker

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.


GED classes days/evening


OPERATOR 2 POSITION Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Operator 2 position.

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

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

Applicants must have a minimum Grade 12 diploma and must be available for shift work. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

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

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


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



Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

Misc. Help


The position includes Plant Operations and Sanitation duties.


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@

looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.

EARN EXTRA CASH!!! The Red Deer Advocate is looking for friendly and outgoing telephone sales people to join our team. Work 3-4 days per week 4:00 - 8 :00 p.m Great earning potential for the right person. If this is for you please drop off your resume at: The Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer or email to: dsibbet@ or


PIDHERNEY’S IS GROWING! We currently require a

EARTHWORKS CONSTRUCTION FOREMAN For work in and around the Red Deer area

Fluid Experts Ltd.

This successful individual will possess the following quali¿cations: • Minimum 3 – 5 years running crews • Have blueprint knowledge and experience • Various types of construction project experience an asset • Understand Alberta Transportation Speci¿cations • Must be a team player


Pidherney’s offers competitive wages based on experience & bene¿t packages.

Please fax resume to 403-845-5370 or email to

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


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

Is seeking to hire Shop Hand for our Red Deer location. This position is a fulltime and is a salary based position with company benefits. Duties include maintain shop and inventories, loading of trucks with fluid products and blending of KCl products in shop. This is a 24 hr on call basis position when on duty. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical aptitude with a class 1 license with fluid hauling experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to:




10 am Sharp * Viewing 9 am Location: Ridgewood Community Hall Partial List only Police Bikes (Approx. 200 300) - 2002 Monaco Diplomat Motor Home, Diesel, 40 ft, 2 Slides, (Subject to owners approval) - Local Artist Robert Magee Framed Prints - Gum Ball Machine - Wood File Cabinet - #2 Cobalt Blue Lincoln Drape Oil Lamp - 1990 Opee-Gee Bozooka, 1 Full Sheet of Uncut Hockey Cards Autographed Hockey Stick - Antique Radio - Collector Coin Stamps & Bills Antique Scale - Furniture Leather Recliners & Love Seat - Dining Suites Dressers - Bedroom Suite - Miscellaneous - King 17” Western Saddle - Chase 16” Western Saddle - Gas Welding Outfit - Chop Saw - Pressure Washers - Tool Cabinet - TOOLS - Delta 2000 Table Saw - Dust Collector - Radial Arm Saw - Belt Sander - Disk Sander - Hardware Bins - Hand & Power Tools - Grinders - & More For a complete list and Directions visit Terms of Sale: Cash, Cheque, C/C, Everything must be paid for & removed on sale day (NO EXCEPTIONS), 15% buyer’s premium. Sale subject to Additions, Deletions, Errors and Omissions. CHERRY HILL AUCTION & APPRAISALS Phone 403-342-2514 or 403-347-8988


Saturday May 25, 2013 Delburne, AB - 11:00 A.M. from hwy 21 west 8 km on 595 north side of 24354 section 4-38-24-w4 26 km east of Red Deer on 595 (Delburne Road) Ed & Rose Getz of Delburne, AB.

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Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303 Noise Solutions Delburne, AB accepting Resumes for Welders, Assemblers, Parts & Field Crew. Email to lgoddard@ Fax 403-749-2259 Attn. Lorna RESIDENTIAL APT MANAGER 23 suite apt. complex. Live-in role. Responsibilities incl. cleaning, maintenance, yard care, administration. Bondable. Reply to Box 1043, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

WEED SPRAYER required. No exp. necessary. Must have valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Fax resume to 403-2275099, e-mail to cdsprung@ or call Cory @403-304-8201

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BIKE AUCTION Sunday, May 26 10 am Sharp For directions visit 403-347-8988



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NEW ladies Power Walk, made by Natural Sport runners size 9 $20 403-340-1120


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


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990


ANTIQUE ARMIOR $275 obo. 403-747-2597 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Household Furnishings


MAPLE WOOD shelving, $50; maple wood desk w/hutch, $135. 403-346-3708 NEW KING SIZE BOX SPRINGS. Sealy Posturepedic. $90. 403-343-0745 SINGLE BED FRAME. Forest green, all metal. $30. 403-346-3708


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


SPEAKER w/Ipod hookup $30 obo; Ipod docking station stereo $30; X box with 6 games $60 obo; PS 2 w/6 games $60 obo 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale





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

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


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


GENERATOR, 2500 Watt Coleman, $175. 403-347-1637


DOWNSIZING/MOVING Antique tea trollie, $150 403-887-8785 (Sylvan)

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

DOWNSIZING/MOVING Misc. Furniture TV unit $75 Couch table $25 Coffee Table $25 Loveseat $30 403-887-8785 (Sylvan)

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DOWNSIZING/MOVING Teak office desk $100. 403-887-8785 (Sylvan)


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes



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

HUGE TRI-PLEX on 59th Ave

Modern open concept, 2 large bdrms, 1.5 bath, In-suite Laundry. NO PETS, N/S. Avail NOW. $1325 & UTIL Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Or 403-396-9554 NEWLY reno’d 3 bdrm. 4 plex., 6 appls, Glendale area, $1300/mo. 403-302-0488



FAMILY APT. Near Downtown RD

2 bright bdrms, 1 baths, recently updated. 2 appls. GOLF carry bag $25 obo; Coin-op laundry. No pets. Action Spy books, 4 boxes N/S. Starting @ $950 & $60 obo 403-782-3847 Power; SD $950; Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 PAINTED PICKET FENCE Or 403-396-9554 CHEAP! 403-347-5354 ROYAL DOULTON Pretty L A R G E 2 b d r m . b s m t . Ladies, 3 for $250. Will sell suite in Blackfalds, own entrance, washer, dryer, separately. 403-347-5911 fridge, stove, utils. incld, TOOL Box, “TUFF BOX”, 403-782-7745 fits small truck. $30. LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. 403-347-1637 SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 TWO 24” standards/brackets $2; extendable fishing rod $5; bike hanger $5; 2 step stools $3/ea; 3 shelf urethane cabinet $18; 2 nylon braided rugs $15/ea; 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 4 battery operated wall 403-755-9852 clocks $4/ea; 3 white corner shelves (wooden) $3/ea; queen mattress c o v e r, p a d d e d $ 3 ; 4 dishes, 3 cereal bows, 2 coffee mugs $/all; 4 glass NOW RENTING canisters $8/all; e-zee 1& 2 BDRM. APT’S. wrap under counter mount, 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer 1000 ft. roll $15; two 26” long decorative spoon/fork Newer bldg. secure entry w/ onsite manager, 5 wall hanging $10; lg. wall clock /2 candles and hold- appls., incl. heat and hot water, washer/dryer ers $15; quilt multi colors $30; short Wrangler jacket hookup, infloor heating, a/c., (med) $12; carving set in car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955 case $7; assorted dollies $4/all; older Sony colored PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. tv $5; 2 flower vases heat/ water. $685 avail. $3/ea. 403-314-2026 June 1, no pets 403-348-6594


Pets & Supplies


OUTDOOR FISH POND, 30 Gallon, Wooden Frame. $50. TWO 15 Gallon Aquariums, $15/each. 403-343-6785 SMALL DOG KENNEL $50. 403-346-7375

Sporting Goods


GOLF CLUB SET RIGHT HAND. Cleveland Launcher Driver Srixon 3 Wood. Bazooka Tour Edge Cavity Back Irons. 3-PW, Regular Flex Graphite Shafts. Bag. $75. Very good condition. 403-346-0093 STEVENS Model 200 17 HMR Rifle w/ 2.5-10x42 adjustable scope, w/carry sling & a Tikka travel case. Incld’s 75 rounds of varment ammo from Hornady. $350. 403-318-5726

Travel Packages


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


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


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

Rooms For Rent


2 ROOMS furnished Highland Green. 403-342-4604 FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. Text any time or call between 5 pm - 9 pm 403-598-6467 ROOM $600. Blackfalds. All incld’d, furn. 588-2564 ROOM for rent. $450 rent, d.d. $350. 403-343-0421 ROOMS FOR RENT, close to uptown. Employed gentleman Rent $350/mo, s.d. $250, 403-350-4712

Mobile Lot


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





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


rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes

Condos/ Townhouses

Misc. For Rent


LARGE GARDEN PLOT near Dawe School for rent. Call John 403-318-9750


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Houses For Sale



3 BDRM, 3 bath home , APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. nice deck, new paint & carpet, for over 40 couple with no warr. Riverside Appliances pets at 7316-59 Ave. 403-342-1042 Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. Ph: 403-341-4627 ELECTROLUX Double Convection wall oven, new 4601 49 STREET in box. Retail $3599. Sell Cute Little HOUSE! $3000. 403-347-4902 2 bdrm 1 bath. GARAGE. FRIDGE $75 Fridge/Stove/Washer/Dryer. Marilee 403-341-9990 Avail. NOW! No pets, N/S. leave msg. ONLY $1195 + Utils. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 KENMORE DRYER Or 403-396-9554 Electric. Excellent cond. $100. 403-347-5873 WEST PARK lower half duplex, 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 4 MEDIUM SIZE DEEP appls., great location. New FREEZER. $100. reno’s. No pets, n/s. Rent 403-346-7375 $1050. incld’s utils. **RENTED**

Household Furnishings

Manufactured Homes

20 QUART roasting oven $20; 19.2 volt cordless CITY VIEW APTS. variable spd. reversible drill, $35; Craftsman spiral Clean, quiet, newly reno’d cutting saw $50, 6 cu. ft. adult building. Rent $850, steel wheel barrow $40, S.D. $700. Avail. June 1. Near hospital. No pets Coleman propane lantern 403-340-1032 or 318-3679 $10 403-347-2603


Household Appliances



NEW BAUSCH CHOP SAW, non-slide. $150. 403-346-3708


Antiques & Art


BIKE, blue, child’s, 20” wheels. great cond. 1 owner only. $50. 403-347-0024


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Your attendance is greatly appreciated. This will be a short Sale Please Be On Time. Everything must sell. NO BUYERS FEE! All Items Must Be Removed Within 4 Days Unless Prior Arrangements Are Made. Sale items are subject to additions and deletions. Cash or Cheque, GST Where Applicable



RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. #204, 7819 - 50 Ave.

Farm Equipment Older Equipment Some Antiques & Collectables Small Tools

2 Consignors with 2 Trailer Loads of Good Conditioned Tools Auctioneers





Misc. Help

in NEWS PAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for early morning delivery by 6:30 am

Packages come ready to deliver. No collecting!


ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

1 day per week




Carpenters Helpers & Labourers For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:


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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

LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 in gated community in Red appls, shows like new. Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. Phone 403-506-9491 $1000 + utils. Avail. June 1, 403-341-9974 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. SOUTHWOOD PARK 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. 3110-47TH Avenue, Dbl. att. garage. 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, 403-588-2550 generously sized, 1 1/2 MASON MARTIN HOMES baths, fenced yards, New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. Sorry no pets. 403-588-2550

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 23, 2013 Houses For Sale




MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

2005 PORSCHE Cayenne S AWD, leather, Lexani wheels, $23,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 PORSCHE Boxster 5 speed $26,888 **SOLD** Sport & Import

Manufactured Homes


2010 DENALI 5TH WHEEL 27’ 1/2 ton towable. Lrg. slide, electric awning, a/c, satellite, sleeps 6. $24,000. 403-741-6994 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

MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225

Income Property


NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason Martin Homes 403-588-2550 NEWLY renovated, 1/2 block south of hospital, legal suites, park. revenue $358K Imperial Land Services Inc. 403-346-4438

2005 FORD 500, 4 dr. sedan 87,871 kms., clean. $5900. 403-347-2660



Cottages/Resort Property


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

Businesses For Sale

Locally owned and family operated



1997 TRAVELLAIRE Prestige 265, clean, well kept, back kitchen w/sunshine ceiling, electric front jacks, back tow hitch $8000. 887-6295 1994 OKANAGAN 25.5’, 1 owner, $9,900. 403-340-3149

Holiday Trailers


2008 PUMA 27’ w/slide. On site at River Ridge RV Park. Incld’s deck, gazebo, shed & BBQ. $18,500 on location or $17,000 if r e m o v i n g t r a i l e r o n l y. 403-342-6252, 352-6063

2006 TRAVELAIR. As new cond. Used very little. Immaculate. Sleeps 4. New generator incl. $7900. obo. SOLD

2010 BMW X3 AWD, panoroof, 25821 kms., $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2002 29’ BOBCAT hardwall, a/c, awning, sleeps 9 $11,500 obo 403-346-1569

Boats & Marine



2005 INFINITI FX 35 AWD FAMILY BUSINESS - GAS BAR & CONVIENCE sunroof, leather, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import STORE FOR SALE/LEASE Email:

Lots For Sale


FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820

2004 Saturn VUE AWD loaded w/sun roof 4, cyl. very nice shape, $5400. 403-746-5541, 550-0372 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634




Walk-out view lot (.40 acres) overlooking pond, backing W. at Wolf Creek Village. Power, municipal water & sewer to be connected. 10 yr. Golf membership avail. valued $30,000. Controls 2007 HONDA Ridgeline EX-L. in place to protect your Exc. cond. loaded, 96,000 km, investment. 403-782-4599 $18,900. 403-318-5747 1992 DODGE Dakota needs trans, sell for parts Out Of Town or as is 403-318-7625






Sun., May 26

Sea Doo Wake 430 Boat 430 H.P. twin Rotax motors & jet pumps, low hours, like new. Priced to sell $24,900 O.B.O. 403-350-1007 782-3617

Tires, Parts Acces.


1997 FORD whole or parts $450. 403-391-4144

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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

10-4 pm

Medicine River Frontage


2006 KAWASAKI Ninja, 10,300 kms. $5,400. 403-597-5972 302523E23-25

Just East of Markerville, watch for signs. 1.87 Acres with 1,695 sq. ft. well-kept 1996 Mobile GET the BEST in the WEST




wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300



Obama admin. says four U.S. citizens killed in drone strikes by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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


1994 TERRY 21.5’, a/c, sleeps 6, solar panel, self contained, good cond. $5000. obo 403-877-5206

Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

Fifth Wheels

2008 WINNEBAGO Sightseer 34’ Class A 3 slides, every option, mint cond, workhorse chassis, 8.1gas 15,885 miles, $87,500 403-227-8414 350-5099


Public Notices



Estate of Frank Thompson HOLMAN (deceased) Notice is given to hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the estate of Frank Thompson Holman, formerly of Red Deer. All claims should be sent, on or before June 15, 2013 to Tara McCullough 1613 6 Ave. N.W. Calgary, AB. T2N 0W1

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration acknowledged publicly for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 in Pakistan and Yemen. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy. It was already known that three Americans had been killed in U.S. drones strikes in counterterrorism operations overseas, but Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed details that had remained secret and also that fourth American had been killed. In a letter to Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, Holder said that the government targeted and killed U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and that the U.S. “is aware” of the killing of three others who were not targets of counterterror operations. Al-Awlaki, a radical Muslim cleric, was killed in a drone strike in September 2011 in Yemen. The other two known cases are Samir Khan, who was killed in the same drone strike as al-Awlaki and al-Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman, a Denver native, who also was killed in Yemen. The newly revealed case is that of Jude Kenan Mohammed, one of eight men indicted by federal authorities in 2009, accused of being part of a plot to attack the U.S. Marine Corps base at Quantico, Va. Before he could be arrested, Mohammad fled the country to join jihadi fighters in the tribal areas of Pakistan, where he was among those killed by a U.S. drone. “Since entering office, the president has made clear his commitment to providing Congress and the American people with as much information as possible about our sensitive counterterrorism operations,” Holder said in his letter to Leahy. “To this end, the president has directed me to disclose certain information that until now has been properly classified.” “The administration is determined to continue these extensive outreach efforts to communicate with the American people,” Holder wrote. Obama “believes that we need to be as transparent about a matter like this as we can, understanding that there are national security implications to this issue and to the broader issues involved in counterterrorism policy,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters Wednesday. “He thinks (this) is an absolutely valid and legitimate and important area of discussion and debate and conversation, and that it is his belief that there need to be structures in place that remain in place for successive administrations,”

Morsi claims victory as abducted Egyptian security personnel released by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — The safe release Wednesday of seven conscripts kidnapped by suspected militants in Sinai brought a victory for Egypt’s Islamist president after months of criticism that his government is mismanaging the country. Seated with top military brass and senior officials, an animated Mohammed Morsi lauded the release as a show of how unified and strong his leadership is and urged his opponents to work with his government in dealing with Egypt’s multiple crises. Despite the end of the nearly weeklong kidnapping drama, however, Morsi’s government has left unresolved the issue of widespread lawlessness and growing power of Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Key questions remained over how the release of the six police conscripts and a military border guard was negotiated and whether the militants suspected of kidnapping them will be pursued. Critics warned that the resolution only boosted militants. The biggest winners from the crisis may be hardline Islamists on whom Morsi relies for political support and who said they played a role in mediating the captives’ release. The seven captives were released early Wednesday in the middle of the desert in northern Sinai. They had been abducted last Thursday, sparking widespread public anger over the state’s inability to rein in armed groups in the peninsula.

The outrage was fueled when a video of the seven was released showing them bound and on the ground, pleading for Morsi to meet the kidnappers’ demands for the release of detainees from Sinai, including convicted militants. Military spokesman Col. Ahmed Mohammed Ali said the release came about as a “result of efforts by military intelligence, in co-operation with the honourable tribal leaders and Sinai residents.” Alongside the behind-the-scenes mediation, the military and security forces had carried out a large buildup of troops in Sinai as a show of strength. Morsi took centre stage at a televised welcoming ceremony for the released conscripts. Flanked by his defence and interior ministers, Morsi alone shook their hands and patted their shoulders. Speaking afterward, he praised an “operation” that showcased “perfect” coordination between the armed forces, the police and security agencies. “On this occasion, although it was painful to see our sons go through this, we stress these important points: Egypt is one body, one leadership, and Egypt has complete control over its territories,” he said. He cited the collaboration between security agencies and the presidency as a model, calling on critics to work with him on the country’s problems. “I say come all, let’s sit together, discuss, disagree but send one message: We Egyptians, God willing, were born again with the help of these great leaders ... and will achieve a grand re-

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

2006 HONDA Civic Coupe LX Exc cond. Loaded, 84,000 km $10,900, 403-318-5747

naissance.” Morsi vowed to hunt down the kidnappers, saying “there will be no going back on bringing the criminals to account.” He also said the incident was “a departure point for all of us to solve the problems of Sinai, its people and to develop Sinai.” The kidnapping highlighted the growing instability in the desert peninsula bordering Gaza and Israel. Sinai’s population, including powerful Bedouin tribes and local families, has long been disgruntled with what they call state discrimination and neglect and heavyhanded security crackdowns. Sinai residents detained in security sweeps have reportedly been tortured and often sit for years in prison with no clear court verdict, fueling their families’ anger. Islamic militants and criminal gangs have grown amid the security vacuum since Egypt’s 2011 uprising. Armed groups smuggle weapons, attack security forces and kidnap tourists to trade for relatives held in Egyptian jails. Last August, just over a month after Morsi took office, militants carried out a brazen attack killing 16 Egyptian soldiers along the border with Gaza and Israel. The culprits for that attack are still unidentified. Sheikh Aref Abu Akr, a top tribal leader in northern Sinai, dismissed calls in Cairo for the kidnappers to be punished, saying “people treated unjustly as demands.” Abu Akr was among tribal chiefs who met with North Sinai’s provincial governor as part of the mediation efforts.

CONSIDERING A Estimate puts tornado damage at $2 billion CAREER CHANGE? by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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

Carney said. “So that in the carrying out of counterterrorism policy, procedures are followed that allow it to be conducted in a way that ensures that we’re keeping with our traditions and our laws.” Obama’s speech Thursday is expected to reaffirm his national security priorities — from homegrown terrorists to killer drones to the enemy combatants imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay — but make no new sweeping policy pronouncements. The White House has offered few specifics on what the president will say to address long-standing questions that have dogged his administration for years and, experts said, given foreign allies mixed signals about U.S. intentions in some of the world’s most volatile areas. Obama will try to refocus an increasingly disinterested and scandal-weary U.S. public on security issues. His message will also be carefully analyzed by an international audience that has had to adapt to what counterterror expert Peter Singer described as the administration’s “disjointed” and often “shortsighted” security policies. Obama is also expected to say the U.S. will make a renewed effort to transfer detainees out of the Navy-run detention centre for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to other countries. Obama recently restated his desire to close Guantanamo, a pledge he made shortly after his inauguration in January 2009. That effort, however, has been stymied because many countries don’t want the detainees or are unwilling or unable to guarantee that once transferred detainees who may continue to be a threat will not be released. There are currently about 166 prisoners at Guantanamo, and 86 have been approved for transfer as long as security restrictions are met. In his letter, the attorney general said the decision to target Anwar al-Awlaki was subjected to extensive policy review at the highest levels of the government. Senior U.S. officials briefed the appropriate committees of Congress on the possibility of using lethal force against Anwar al-Awlaki. The administration informed the relevant congressional oversight committees that it had approved the use of lethal forces against Anwar alAwlaki in February 2010, well over a year before the operation, Holder said. A move to gradually shift responsibility for the bulk of U.S. drone strikes from the CIA to the military has already begun. And, according to an administration official speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, the move would largely divide the strikes on a geographical basis, with the CIA continuing to conduct operations in Pakistan, while the military takes on the operations in other parts of the world.

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MOORE, Okla. — The tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb destroyed or damaged as many as 13,000 homes and may have caused $2 billion in overall damage, officials said Wednesday. State authorities meanwhile said two infants were among the 24 people who perished in the twister. Oklahoma Insurance Department spokeswoman Calley Herth told The Associated Press that the early damage tally is based on visual assessments of the extensive disaster zone that stretches more than 17 miles (27 kilometres) and the fact that Monday’s tornado was on the ground for 40 minutes. The financial cost of the tornado in Moore could be greater than the $2 billion in damage from a 2011 tornado that killed 158 people in Joplin, Missouri, Herth said, adding that the Joplin twister left a smaller trail of destruction. For the first time Wednesday, authorities provided a clearer accounting of the destruction in Moore, a town of about 56,000 in a central U.S.

region known as Tornado Alley. Moore was also hit by a massive tornado in 1999. Between 12,000 and 13,000 homes were destroyed or damaged and 33,000 people were affected in some way by the storm, said Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, speaking at a news conference. He also put the monetary damage estimate at between $1.5 billion to $2 billion. Emergency officials were unable to put a figure on the number of people left homeless, because many people have been taken in by relatives and only a few dozen have stayed overnight at Red Cross shelters. Six adults remain unaccounted for since the tornado, said Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management Director Albert Ashwood. It’s possible those people had just “walked off” their properties or could still be found in the rubble, Ashwood said. President Barack Obama will travel to Moore on Sunday to view the damage first-hand and meet with victims and emergency personnel. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano visited the area Wednesday, pledging the government’s support.

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LUANN May 23 1982 — Pope John Paul beatifies two Canadians, Brother André Bessette and Mother Marie Rose. It is the first step toward sainthood. 1944 — First Canadian Corps starts breaking through Hitler Line across Liri Valley, near Monte Cassino. British and Canadians occupy Pontecorvo, Italy.

1943 — Radio evangelist, founding leader of Alberta’s Social Credit Party William Aberhart dies. 1929 — Canada’s first airborne wedding takes place in a bi-plane over Regina. 1929 — First non-stop Winnipeg-toEdmonton flight made in six hours and 48 minutes. 1853 — Founding of the Canadian Steam Navigation Company, to offer transatlantic service to Britain.





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Boneless “New York” Strip Loin Steak Cut from 100% Canadian beef. Sold in a package of 4. Only $24 each. LIMIT FOUR.






Lucerne Large Grade A Eggs

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Product of Costa Rica. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT THREE.









Lucerne Ice Cream Assorted varieties. 1.89 Litre. HOUSEHOLD LIMIT FOUR Combined varieties.



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Danseborg Havarti


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Ivory Body Wash ea.

709 mL. Or Bar Soap 10 x 90 g. LIMIT EIGHT Combined varieties.





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