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Fugitive surrenders to police BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

safety division of Municipal Affairs, with concerns expressed to go into a report to be presented to the Municipal Affairs minister in September. Speaking to the Advocate, AFCA president Brian Cornforth said fire departments across the province are concerned that a move is being made away from a system he says is working reasonably well. “Dispatch amalgamation has caused some anxiety because of the fact that today we’re very fluidly integrated in the way we do the transmission of data between one dispatch centre . . . that might dispatch police, fire and EMS simultaneously,” he said. The province announced earlier this year that it would be moving to a system where all ambulance dispatches will be made from centres in Edmonton, Calgary and Peace River by the end of the year. Currently there are 14 dispatch systems in the province.

After two weeks, two armed standoffs and a carjacking, Red Deer Mounties got their suspect. Garnet Colby Mcinnes, 22, of Red Deer surrendered peacefully early Tuesday morning after a four-hour armed standoff at a Lacombe residence. Police seized several firearms during their investigation of McInnes. He faces numerous charges including kidnapping, robbery, extortion and forcible confinement after an armed robbery and armed standoff in the Highland Green area of Red Deer on May 14. Garnet Mcinnes “It is very good news we located and arrested Mcinnes,” said Cpl. Sarah Knelsen, Red Deer City RCMP. “It’s good for the community, it’s good for surrounding communities. “We were happy to get those (firearms) off the streets because they are some powerful weapons.” Monday at 10:30 p.m. the Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Section acted on information McInnes was at a Red Deer residence and awaiting a ride to Lacombe. After locating a vehicle containing Mcinnes in Red Deer, GIS members followed the vehicle to a Lacombe residence. Red Deer RCMP, Alberta Law Enforcement Team’s Red Deer Combined Special Forces Unit and Lacombe Police Service set up containment around the residence. The RCMP South Emergency Response Team was contacted and deployed to Lacombe. As members of ERT were setting up their positions, Mcinnes exited the residence and peacefully surrendered to police. Several other occupants of the residence were arrested without incident. At least one had an outstanding warrant. Police also seized several weapons through the course of their investigation and allege Mcinnes was in possession of these weapons. Mcinnes’ arrest stems from a May 14 incident that started with an armed robbery at an apartment building on Parke Avenue in Red Deer. The suspects involved fled to a residence on Halman Crescent. The suspects refused to come out of the residence. The area was contained and cordoned off and ERT was called to the scene. Numerous people were taken out of the residence, some of whom were suspects in the armed robbery. Then on May 15, police said Mcinnes was involved in a carjacking incident near Blackfalds.

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Listening to the thunder boom away outside, Laura Cadriní’s Jack Russell terrier, Jadzia, watches the rain pound down on Ross Street Tuesday afternoon. Jadzia can often be seen keeping a look out from the table at the window in the La Petite Jaune Fleur Flower shop while Cadrin serves customers and creates floral displays.

Move toward amalgamation creating anxiety: fire chiefs BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF The planned consolidation of ambulance dispatch services in the province could have collateral impacts on all emergency services, says the president of the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association. Gathering in Red Deer for their annual conference, approximately 200 fire chiefs from across Alberta heard Tuesday that the government is seeking their input on how the centralizing of ambulance dispatch into three centres Brian Cornforth will impact their work. Consultations with municipalities and emergency personnel are ongoing, said Ivan Moore, assistant deputy minister in the public

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Woman jailed for running over mother with pickup BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A long-time drug addict who seriously injured her mother with a pickup truck last summer was sentenced to 46 months in jail on Tuesday. Red Deer provincial court judge Jim Mitchell sentenced Stacey Leigh Stewart, 33, for an assault involving her mother Diane Stewart on May 2, 2012 and then ramming a pickup truck into her mother a few

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months later on Aug. 7. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard called Stewart a “drug-fuelled zombie” who has brought trauma to her mother on a number of occasions. Court heard how Stewart had assaulted her mother in the course of getting into her mother’s truck on May 2, 2012. She then drove in a dangerous manner through rural areas east of Red Deer. Mitchell said that Stewart had been driving at speeds of 130-150 km/h on Hwy 12 and on two gravel range roads.

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RCMP were alerted and police caught up with Stewart. They tried to stop her, but she continued on. At one point, she stopped the truck and turned it around and then drove erratically towards police. The police pursuit was stopped and shortly after, the truck was spotted in Stettler. “She was found to be dishevelled and incoherent — intoxicated by cocaine,” said Mitchell.

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Fire departments struggling to sign up volunteers

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BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF With three generations of family firefighting before him, joining a volunteer fire department was not a particularly hard sell for Rob Evans. But with most Albertans not having such family histories, Evans and the chiefs of the 450 other volunteer fire departments in the province face an ongoing challenge getting people to sign up to join their crews. Eighty per cent — about 10,000 — of all firefighters in the province are volunteers, and Evans’ department in Redwood Meadows west of Calgary is one of the best in the province at bringing in newcomers to the ranks. He said the department averages about 40 applicants per year, from which fewer than half are accepted. But, overall, it can be a tough slog signing people up for a job that encompasses potential danger and

features little remuneration, if any at all. “It’s certainly harder than it was 30 or 40 years ago,” said Evans, “When my dad and uncles joined, it was an old boys’ club. I remember the bar in the fire hall. It was a way for guys to get together and do something for the community.” Today, he said, the culture in departments is much more professional and the requirements more strict. “Being volunteer isn’t an excuse to not be profession- Rob Evans al,” he said.

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Sylvan Lake man guilty of injuring woman BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF

Kendra Humphrey as Rapunzel and Darian Ames as Eugene, the Gypsy Prince, rehearse a scene from the Cornerstone Youth Theatre production of ‘Rapunzel, A Knotty Tale.’ The production opens this weekend with performances Friday through Sunday. Ticket information can be found by calling the CYT box office at 403-986-2981 or going to the website at www.cornerstoneyouththeatre.org.

A 19-year-old Sylvan Lake man was found guilty on Tuesday of seriously injuring a pedestrian after a night on the town in Red Deer in early 2012. Provincial court judge Bart Rosborough found Kyle Brian Carver guilty of the one offence of driving over .08 causing bodily harm in connection with a 3 a.m. incident on March 17, 2012. Brittany Ellison, now 26, of Sylvan Lake was severely injured after she was struck by Carver who was driving a truck northbound on 52nd Avenue near 48th Street.

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STEWART: Remorseful Stewart was released from custody. On Aug. 7, 2012, she was with her mother who was driving to an Alberta Treasury Branch in Red Deer to get $40. Mitchell said that Stewart was not happy by the “limited generosity” since she was demanding $500 to feed her rampant drug addiction. Stewart removed her mother from her truck and then got behind the wheel. Stewart then backed up, striking another vehicle, while her mother sought refuge behind an electrical transformer box. “Ms. Stewart proceeded at elevated speed and drove at the transformer box,” said Mitchell. Diane Stewart sustained grievous, life-threatening injuries including damage to her spleen, pancreas, as well as broken ribs and a broken pelvis. Collard said the mother, who wasn’t in court, will have medical issues throughout her life as a result of this experience. Defence lawyer John MacNaughton said that his client is remorseful, and that she’s very well aware of what her mother has gone through physically and emotionally. He said that the mother reported how her daughter was a very outgoing, sweet girl who suffered a significant tumour in her jaw during adolescence. She suffered long periods of inactivity during this time. At 15 years old, Stewart got addicted to drugs. Mitchell said that Stewart has been on a 20-year drug odyssey, in part because she has been reluctant to abide by medical and psychiatric advice. Regarding the May incident, Stewart was sentenced to two months for the assault, two months concurrent on the possession of the stolen motor vehicle, and eight months on dangerous driving, for a total global sentence of 10 months. Stewart was then sentenced to 30 months for dangerous driving causing bodily harm, six months for leaving the scene of an accident, and two months concurrent for violating release conditions, for a total sentence of 36 months. Mitchell said that Stewart would receive 10

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months credit, so the total time of jail is 36 months. He will also suggest urgent psychiatric and drug addiction counselling. Stewart will have to serve at least 18 months before she’s eligible for parole, said Mitchell. He also gave a driving prohibition of eight years, which starts upon release. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

FUGITIVE: Facing many charges At 8 p.m. that evening RCMP were called to the scene of a rollover on Aspelund Road west of Hwy 2. Police said the occupants, Mcinnes and a woman, left the scene and obtained a ride from a passerby. Police allege that Mcinnes and the woman then forced the driver from her vehicle and left her at the side of the road. Though the vehicle was located in Red Deer’s Highland Green neighbourhood, patrols for the suspects were unsuccessful. Mcinnes has also been charged with pointing a firearm, uttering threats, breach of probation, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and failing to comply with a recognizance. Also charged in the Highland Green armed and barricaded incident was David James Kertesz, 27, of no fixed address. He remains in custody and will appear in court again on May 29. He faces charges that include kidnapping, extortion and pointing a firearm. Red Deer RCMP called in ERT for another incident on May 23 when police surrounded a Canyon Pointe apartment building in the 3400 block of 51st Avenue. Acting on information that a man with outstanding warrants was inside the apartment, police established containment and called in ERT. Weapons were deployed, police dogs were on scene and police twice used a device that caused a loud bang and smoke. When police entered the apartment a suspect was not there. Police have not named the suspect in this incident. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

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DISPATCH: Step backwards Right now, all emergency personnel are often in the same centre, working on the same software and database, said Cornforth. “In the new world,” he said, ambulance dispatchers will be on their own database, and the possibility for errors in forwarding vital information to fire departments will exist. “If you miss an ‘A’ or a ‘B’ on a street, or a ‘north’ or a ‘south,’ or even one number on a rural address — or a city address for that matter — you could be sending resources all over the community or the region.” The move is effectively a step backwards, he said, and he expects some fire dispatch centres will have to close once the ambulance dispatchers move out. Cornforth said there needs to be significant work done between the Health and Municipal Affairs ministries to ensure the change is handled properly. “The train has left the station, we understand that. But it doesn’t mean the train has to get there breaking the sound barrier.” Associate Municipal Affairs Minister Greg Weadick was initially scheduled to host a town hall meeting discussing the changes in Red Deer Tuesday, but scheduling conflicts and low pre-registration for the event led to it being postponed to early July. Moore said the summer will be spent consulting with affected municipalities and emergency services, with the goal to produce “regional collaboration between municipalities and have them identify what they need to make this work.” The province’s fire commissioner, Trent West, said the changes will produce a “dynamic response model” that will result in improvements. He said while there will be impacts on rural municipalities and fire services, the service standard for Albertans will not be adversely affected by the dispatch consolidation. “I would suspect . . . the people won’t even notice the difference. It’ll be behind-the-scenes cost efficiencies and the ability to talk to one another as allied first response services coming together,” said West. The AFCA conference wraps up today at the Sheraton Hotel. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

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Sentencing will be held on July 17. Rosborough said the Crown had to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Carver caused the collision. During the trial held in February, the Crown presented evidence to show that Ellison and her four friends were intoxicated as they walked back to the McDonald’s near 48th Street and 52nd Avenue. However, Rosborough said he rejected evidence from the defence to suggest that Ellison had randomly run out onto the street when she was hit. “This was not a single figure darting out in dark clothing,” said Rosborough.

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Lacombe eyes electricity sales BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The City of Lacombe is looking at getting into the energy retailing business. Council asked staff to prepare a business plan to support forming a partnership with Calgary-based Utilitynet to sell electricity to city residents. Guy Lapointe, Lacombe’s community and economic development manager, said Utilitynet would buy energy on the wholesale market and take care of billing in return for a fee. The city would be responsible for marketing the utility to residents. By adding its own fee to power bills, the venture would be a money maker for the city. Local power bills are expected to be the same, or lower, than those offered by existing providers. Lapointe said the model is similar to that used by bigger power companies, such as Calgary-owned Enmax and Edmonton-owned Epcor, which funnel revenues back to their cities.

“This would be about retaining and re-purposing a portion of those revenues that currently go out of town and keeping it here within the community,� he said. The up side is that the arrangement is expected to provide competitive energy rates for residents, while returning a portion of the proceeds to the community. How much is made depends on how many people sign up. Lapointe said the city stands to make $8 to $12 per month per household. One way of encouraging residents to switch is to earmark all or most profits to community projects. Mayor Steve Christie said the deal has merit but council wants more number crunching. “It looks good but I think we have to drill into the smaller print and the more detail to see how we’re going to fund it and how it’s going to work on an operational level, and if we really want to get into that type of business.� Becoming an energy retailer is not cost-free. The

city would be expected to post a prudential of about $300 per customer to ensure that wire providers get paid even if residents fail to pay their bills. There are options for residents to cover their own prudential but not all will go with it, which means the city may have to tie up thousands of dollars. Christie also sees risk in the form of volatile energy rates beyond the city’s control. If rates go up, phones might start ringing at city hall rather than at the offices of the energy provider. “Do we want to put ourselves in that position?� Despite those issues, the idea is worth considering, he said. A similar approach has been taken in Olds. Olds Institute for Community and Regional Development is providing electricity and channelling profits back to the community in a similar fashion through Mountain View Power. Olds Institute includes Olds Agricultural Society, Olds and District Chamber of Commerce, Olds College, Town of Olds and several associate members. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

City earns high marks on satisfaction survey BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

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Lacombe gets top marks for quality of life in its first-ever citizen satisfaction survey. Overall, quality of life was considered excellent, very good, or good by 96 per cent of residents, and 95 per cent felt that way for the quality of the environment. Ninety-four per cent said it was a good place to live long-term and a good place to raise a family. A number of the key services fared well, in the phone survey of 400 residents prepared by Banister Research and Consulting Inc. Ninety-one per cent of residents gave the Lacombe Fire Department a four- or five-out-of-five rating and the police force got a 72 per cent rating. When asked what factors contribute to the higher quality of life, 34 per cent pointed to the city’s small town feel, followed by the people, friendliness and

community in general at 22 per cent. Asked what lowers the quality of life, 41 per cent indicated a lack of shopping, businesses and restaurants, followed by the high cost of living at 17 per cent. Attracting business, industry and development was the most important issue facing the city by a leading 18 per cent of respondents. As far as getting value for their tax dollars, four per cent said they got excellent value, 13 per cent very good, 41 per cent good, 40 per cent fair, and 10 per cent poor. Mayor Steve Christie was pleased by the high rankings for quality of life and the support for key services such as police and fire. Council intends to take a closer look at results to see where improvements can be made.

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Petition on Alberta care home for developmentally disabled hits 11,000: union RED DEER — A petition urging the government to reconsider a decision to close a central Alberta care home for the developmentally disabled has hit 11,000 signatures. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says it’s a milestone in the fight to keep the Michener Centre in Red Deer open The province announced in March

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that it plans to move 125 of the centre’s residents to community group homes or seniors facilities. Friends and family say Michener Centre is the only home many of their loved ones have ever known. They say there aren’t adequate services in the community and people moved out of the centre won’t do well. Red Deer MLA Mary Anne Jablonski has said she understands why the decision is hard for people to accept, but has added that the move will be done with care and consideration. Union vice-president Jason Heistad says the signature drive will continue through the summer. About 8,500 of the petition’s signatures have already been tabled by opposition parties in the legislature. “The Redford government must address the concerns over its decision to close Michener,� Heistad said in a news release Tuesday.

“There is no shame in listening to the public. There is no shame in turning a wrong into a right. Keeping Michener open for the residents who currently reside there is the right thing to do.�

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s Progressive Conservative party is asking the chief electoral officer to investigate rule-breaking Wildrose robocalls to make sure they didn’t affect last year’s election. The Opposition party said it would co-operate with any investigation, but urged that the actions of all parties be reviewed along with the issue of push polling. Tory cabinet minister Doug Grif-

fiths suggested in a letter to the chief electoral officer that it’s critical to determine whether the automated calls changed the result in closely contested ridings won by the Wildrose. “The most important question that must be asked and investigated is: To what extent did the illegal behaviour affect Albertans’ right to vote or changed the election results in any Wildrose-Alliance-Party-held constituency?� the letter asks. “The right and ability of Albertans to vote in a manner that is unimpeded and free from illegal activities is critical to ensuring our democratic institutions and processes are respected and trusted. “Albertans deserve as much and demand no less.� Last week, the Wildrose party said it was fined $90,000 by the CRTC for making the automated calls in 2011 and 2012.

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has learned a lesson. “Life moves on,� said Ellison. Van Den Maagdenberg was less forgiving. “I see the accident in my head almost every day,� said Van Den Maagdenberg. “He could have pleaded guilty. I hope they give him as much as they can (under the law).� Originally, Carver was charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm, leaving the scene of a collision in which someone suffered bodily harm, and dangerous driving causing bodily

harm. At the trial’s outset, Collard said he wasn’t proceeding on those charges but instead would be going ahead with the charge of driving over .08 causing bodily harm. Introduced in the Criminal Code in 2008, that charge hasn’t been used very often, Collard said following Tuesday’s verdict. “Given the driving patterns (of Carver) and his blood alcohol readings, what he did was not what a reasonable driver would do,� said Collard. ltester@reddeeradvocate.com

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Crown witness Justin Van Den Maagdenberg testified that he saw the truck approaching. He said he crossed because he figured that the driver was far enough away and that the area was well lit, plus he was walking within the crosswalk. Ellison, his girlfriend at the time, was walking close behind. He said that the truck was about three-quarters of a block south of 48th Street. Carver was arrested shortly after. Court evidence showed that Carver was found to have a blood alcohol content of .16. Ellison emerged from the courthouse to say she was pleased with the verdict. “I am happy that justice was served,� said Ellison with her mother and Van Den Maagdenberg by her side. Family told news reporters on Tuesday that for 17 days Ellison was in a coma so they never knew what was going to happen, so it was an agonizing ordeal. Ellison suffers from chronic pain from the titanium rod placed in her femur. She has other emotional and health issues stemming from that night, but said she has forgiven Carver for what he did. She said she hopes he

And even if Evans sees more success than most in recruitment, retaining the young male “action seekersâ€? who are the usual recruits is a challenge. In the last eight years, his department has lost 15 people who have moved on to bigger opportunities, something he says he is proud of. “We’re a farm team to the Calgaries or the Edmontons. As small, volunteer chiefs, we have to recognize that. That’s just the reality. Guys that want to be firefighters in the big cities are going to use us to get some training, to get some experience, and to use it as a resumĂŠ builder.â€? That retention challenge, though, is also an opportunity, as it means the recruits will be eager to learn and willing to work hard, he said. Following Evans’ talk at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association (AFCA) conference at The Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, recruitment strategies were discussed, from a high school work experience program to simply being loud and proud in one’s community. To help bolster the ranks, the AFCA is set to engage on a broad advertising campaign, makFUTURE SHOP CORRECTION NOTICE ing materials available 2QSDJHRIWKH0D\Ă€\HUWKH6DPVXQJ´´) to rural departments for 6HULHV6PDUW6OLP/('79 81)$);=&81their own use. AFCA executive di)$);=& DQG:DWW&KDQQHO rector Bill Purdy said 6RXQGEDUZLWK:LUHOHVV6XEZRRIHU +:)  :HE&RGH the recruitment situa SDFNDJHZDVDGYHUWLVHG tion in the province has ZLWKLQFRUUHFWVSHFLÂżFDWLRQV3OHDVHEHDGYLVHGWKDWWKHVH actually improved in 79V&$1127WUDQVPLWVRXQGWRWKHVRXQGEDUZLWKRXWZLUHV the last few years, but DVSUHYLRXVO\DGYHUWLVHG$OVRRQSDJHWKHODXQGU\SDLU there are still cases 6DPVXQJ&X)W)URQW/RDG:DVKHU :)%9%(in the province where :5 DQG&X)W'U\HU '9%9%(:5  :HE&RGH departments don’t have  ZDVDGYHUWLVHGZLWKDQLQFRUUHFWSULFH adequate manpower to 3OHDVHEHDGYLVHGWKDWWKH&255(&7SULFHIRUWKLVODXQGU\ cover the daylight hours. SDLULVZLWKWKHÂł%X\0RUH6DYH0RUH´SURPRWLRQ Purdy said an AFCA We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have goal is to hold an officaused our valued customers. cial annual recruitment 48767E29

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One area that will see some work is communications. “It’s always an issue because there’s not just one way of communicating,� he said. Some prefer traditional methods of getting information through mailouts, while others want to see more available online. The level of satisfaction with value for tax dollars is in keeping with other municipalities, consultants said. A business survey was also conducted at the same time. It found 82 per cent were satisfied with Lacombe as a place to run a business. Thirty-one per cent said the top issue facing Lacombe’s economy is lack of variety in businesses and retail. Among about 200 businesses polled, staffing was their top issue at 12 per cent. Ten per cent picked the cost of doing business. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com


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Important choice for Christy Clark WILL B.C.’S PREMIER CONTINUE WITH PROVINCIAL POLITICKING OR DO WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF CANADA? BY MARK MILKE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Christy Clark’s recent assertion that British Columbia didn’t need the federal government or Alberta reveals why Canada’s founding fathers were concerned about provincial politicians: thinking in isolation harms the interests of all Canadians. The context of her remark, made during the election, was how B.C. could become an energy superpower if more natural gas was developed and delivered through pipelines, as opposed to “allowing” oil pipelines to crisscross British Columbia more than they already do. In particular, Clark’s position on the Northern Gateway pipeline, articulated last year, is based on extracting compensation from Alberta or the federal government. (She also demanded deals with Aboriginals and environmental protection but those are de rigeur these days and thus superfluous demands.) Clark’s pay-to-play ultimatum is silly

and I say this as a temporarily exiled British Columbian. The constitution is clear that resource revenues belong to the provinces. And if Ottawa should it begin paying off premiers to “allow” national resource development there will be no end to diverted federal tax revenues or the impairment of national prosperity. And then there’s the risk of retaliation – British Columbia’s government might need a friendly Alberta government one day. As Calgary Herald columnist Don Braid noted recently, courtesy of the Alberta Premier’s office, “50 per cent of B.C.’s growing natural gas production crosses Alberta to get to market.” Alberta’s politicians could just as easily demand a cut of revenues from that interprovincial flow as B.C.’s politicians do from any proposed new oil pipeline. What is good for the B.C. “goose” is just as easily extracted from the B.C. “gander.” When provincial politicians protect their own constitutional turf, or object to federal transfers that rob taxpayers in policy-smart provinces to subsidize policy-challenged governments in others, they are on solid ground. But protectionist politicking undermines greater Canadian prosperity, which is why so many founding fathers opposed such provincialism. In 1865, George Brown, the Upper Canada parliamentarian, complained that a trip to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick was like visiting a foreign country, where a

“customs officer meets you at the frontier, arrests your progress, and levies his imposts on your effects.” This led Brown to argue “heartily for the union, because it will throw down the barriers of trade, and give us control of a market of four million people.” As a Royal Commission from 1940 on Dominion-provincial relations looking back to 1867 noted: “Economically, the first objectives of Confederation were to establish a free-trade area comprising the five old provinces and to develop inter-provincial transportation facilities.” Before Confederation, the provinces imposed tariffs and duties on each other’s goods, which punished consumers and business with higher prices and dampened the potential for greater economic growth in British North America. Post-Confederation, provincial attempts to block interprovincial trade were annoyingly constant. It is why the Dominion government disallowed 65 pieces of provincial legislation in the first 30 years after Confederation when such laws interfered with the greater prosperity of the country. That power of disallowance is a power the federal government retains today, even though it is rarely exercised. So what’s the relevance to the present? At Confederation, duties and tariffs were the main hindrance to interprovincial trade. Today, provinces

often use the environmental excuse to block investment and development, even though Canada has plenty of environmental safeguards. Such provincial thinking is shortsighted and more history is helpful to make the point. Provincial economies wax and wane and the provinces need each other more than some people think. Prior to the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, British Columbia’s lumber was uneconomical to ship off the continent. The 1940 Royal Commission observed how British Columbia’s forest industry, pre-Panama Canal, was “almost entirely dependent on the Prairie Provinces” because the Prairies were the only accessible market. Sound familiar? When done right and accounting for the environment — and it can be done right — and whether lumber, mined materials, or the export of oil and natural gas, Canada’s greater prosperity is enhanced when politicians follow the advice of Canada’s founding fathers and consider the greater prosperity of the entire country. The newly re-elected B.C. premier therefore has a choice: she can continue with provincial politicking or do what is best for all of Canada and indeed, even for British Columbia: take a national view. Mark Milke is a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia. com).

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It’s not illegal to be a radical Islamist BUT IT IS ILLEGAL TO ACT ON THOSE BELIEFS WHEN THEY INFRINGE ON THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS BY BRIAN LEE CROWLEY SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE As the outrages of militant radical Islamists become ever more horrific, the temptation in western societies to give in to anti-Islam prejudice becomes ever stronger. When the Toronto 18 were arrested, several mosques were vandalized in the Toronto area. Post 9/11 in the U.S. and post 7/7 in the U.K., movements have emerged to oppose the building of mosques. Expressions of hostility to Muslim immigration or dress are never far from the surface, and every beheading of a soldier in the streets of London, or mass shooting by a madman shouting “God is great” gives extra cover to people who cannot distinguish between radical Islam and ordinary lawabiding Muslims. Yet being able to make this distinction – to punish wrongdoers while defending the freedoms of everyone who obeys the law, including Muslims – is the bedrock condition of being both

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free and safe. Because the free society is not a mutual suicide pact, we have developed ways of protecting our freedoms from those hostile to them, while protecting everyone who respects our core values. Central to this is drawing a clear distinction between belief and action. We may believe whatever we want; our minds are private and not the province of legislators or police. But we are not entitled to act on beliefs or ideas that impinge on the protected sphere of rights and personal security that we promise to all other members of society. I cannot insist on this too strongly: it is not illegal, nor should it be illegal, to be a radical Islamist, to believe that infidels are a disgrace in the eyes of God, or to believe that the Quran supersedes human-made law. What is illegal is to act on these beliefs when doing so infringes on the rights and freedoms of others. In the free society we are not entitled to use each other as things to be used to satisfy our desires. People are not things. They are individuals with rights. This means that we are forbidden to use any kind of coercive means to impose our views on others, up to and including murdering people who disagree with us as a means of intimidating members of our society and of

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undermining our institutions. Robbing or defrauding or assaulting someone is to use them for your own ends without their consent. And so, too, is blowing them up with suicide bombs, derailing trains in which they are passengers, or releasing anthrax in the air. The thing all these acts have in common that makes them morally reprehensible is that it takes human beings who are entitled to rights, respect, and autonomy and treats them as playthings, as objects to be bent to your will, or casually destroyed. We do not allow this, and we punish severely those who do not follow this most basic rule of civilized behaviour in liberal democratic society. This is the foundation stone of such societies. Only the weak-minded cannot – or fear to — distinguish between religious freedom and promotion of terrorism. Such promotion includes conspiracies to incite people to break the law. Doing so under the cover of religion cannot be an excuse for us failing to recognize the corrosive and destructive nature of such acts, which by their nature deprive themselves of the protection of religious freedom. But if we allow our legitimate fear of radical Islamism to outweigh our commitment to religious freedom, including for Muslims, tenants of one of the world’s great religions, we become

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intolerant authoritarians. We cannot, however, we kid ourselves that radical or militant Islamism is not a serious threat to public order and public safety. To do so is to risk a serious decline in public trust, as fearful citizens lose confidence in the safety of their society and bullies have their way with us. Either way, freedom is deeply endangered. The right balance requires that occasionally we act in ways that make us uncomfortable. We must ensure that our houses of worship, schools, prisons and other institutions are not being used to promote illegal acts, no matter what thin veneer of religious respectability their proponents may fashion for them. We must do this for the same reasons we take vigorous steps to ensure anti-Muslim extremists cannot act on their beliefs. If we are serious about freedom we must police the frontier between thought and act without fear or apology. Not to do so is to prove ourselves unworthy of the heritage of freedom we enjoy and for which so much has been sacrificed. Brian Lee Crowley (twitter.com/ brianleecrowley) is the managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, an independent non-partisan public policy think tank in Ottawa. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia. com).

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Witnesses unco-operative in robocalls case BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s chief electoral officer is confirming for the first time that Conservative party workers have failed to co-operate with his investigation of fraudulent robocalls. Marc Mayrand appeared before a House of Commons committee Tuesday where he asked MPs once again for legal changes that would give the elections watchdog greater power to compel testimony from witnesses. Elections Canada has been recommending greater investigative powers since 2010, without government movement. “Indeed, the investigations into deceptive calls have made us keenly aware that the Commissioner of Canada Elections needs better tools to do his work,” Mayrand said in his prepared remarks to the procedure and House affairs committee. “Good rules are of little use if they cannot be enforced.” Under questioning from NDP MP Craig Scott, Mayrand confirmed media reports that the Conservative party’s lawyer took three months to respond to robocalls inquiries from Elections Canada after the 2011 election campaign — an investigation that is still ongoing. Mayrand declined to comment on a recent Federal Court judgment in which Judge Richard Mosley sharply criticized Conservative party legal tactics in a civil case concerning fraudulent 2011 campaign calls. “I think we’ll let everyone draw their own conclusions from the judgment of Justice Mosley, which speaks for itself,” said Mayrand. However speaking to reporters later, Mayrand cited evidence that three Conservative campaign workers in Guelph, Ont., refused to speak to investigators and that scheduled meetings were cancelled

at the last minute. Under changes proposed by Elections Canada, the investigating commissioner’s office could get a court order compelling witnesses to consent to an interview. Mayrand said that when individuals refuse to speak to investigators, it can’t always be characterized as refusing to co-operate. “What would concern me is if we detected a pattern where people systematically refuse to meet with investigators — even though they are not suspect, I should point out.” So does he see a pattern? Mayrand was asked. “I think there are cases, I think in Guelph there were a few cases that are now publicly documented and it is a concern that certainly the commissioner has expressed,” the chief electoral officer replied. “And that’s why we are putting forward those recommendations.” “Basically, in some cases appointments are cancelled at the last minute. People who have agreed suddenly decide they don’t want to meet with the investigator. That adds time, delays, and makes the investigation a little bit more complex than it needed be.” Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski expressed concern during the committee hearing about the toll the ongoing investigation is taking on his party. Those concerns have been ratcheted up by last Thursday’s Federal Court ruling, which implicated the Conservative party’s Constituent Information Management System database, or CIMS. The judgment, hailed as a victory by the Conservative party and the Council of Canadians alike, ruled the “most likely source of the information used to make the misleading phone calls was the CIMS database maintained and controlled by the (Conservative Party of Canada), accessed for that purpose by a person or persons unknown to this court.”

NDP, Liberals go after Harper on Senate scandal BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The House of Commons took on the aura of an inquisition Tuesday as Stephen Harper was grilled for the first time in Parliament about the role his office played in the Senate spending scandal. Eschewing the histrionics and partisan broadsides that normally dominate question period, opposition leaders posed short, sharp, relentless queries about when the prime minister learned his chief of staff had personally footed the $90,000 bill for Sen. Mike Duffy’s invalid expense claims. The onslaught elicited no new information as Harper stuck resolutely to his story that Wright acted on his own, without informing the prime minister or anyone else in his office. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair showed off his skill as a lawyer, peppering Harper with 14 pointed questions: “When did the prime minister first speak with Nigel Wright about Mike Duffy’s expenses?” he asked. “How many times did he speak with Nigel Wright in the week preceding his resignation?” Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau followed suit. “Will the prime minister commit to releasing all records, emails, documents and correspondence relating to any arrangement between Mr. Wright and Mr. Duffy?” Trudeau asked. “Will the prime minister commit to having every-

one involved in this affair, including himself, testify about their involvement in a public forum, under oath?” Harper committed to nothing and offered little new information. He insisted he first learned on May 15 that Wright had cut a personal cheque to pay for Duffy’s invalid expense claims. “Until the morning of May 15, when Mr. Wright informed me that he had written a personal cheque to Mr. Duffy so that he could repay his expenses, it had been my understanding that Mr. Duffy had paid from his own personal resources,” Harper told the Commons. Trudeau pointed out that the first news report about Wright’s involvement surfaced on the evening of May 14 and included a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office assuring that no public funds had been used to repay Duffy’s claims. “Is the prime minister not aware, so completely, about what is going on in his own office that he did not know the night before when the news broke?” The grilling took place shortly before the start of a meeting of the secretive Senate committee studying Duffy’s improper expenses. Conservatives on the internal economy committee were expected to put forward a motion to hold the meeting in public. Liberals in the Senate — as well as Duffy himself — have been lobbying for the internal economy committee to open the meeting.

Ford staffers may have discussed tip about location of alleged video BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The controversy around an alleged video appearing to show the mayor of Toronto smoking crack cocaine showed no signs of diminishing Tuesday as the leader of Canada’s largest city sidestepped questions about a new twist in the scandal. A Toronto Star story reported that a police investigation was triggered after two of the mayor’s closest staffers discussed how to handle a tip about the possible location of the alleged video. The discussion came one day after reports of the video first surfaced on May 16. “I can’t comment on that,” a dismissive Rob Ford told reporters when asked about the Star report. “You’ll have to ask my staff, I don’t know.” Ford has said he doesn’t use crack cocaine and that the alleged video does not exist. In a story based on unidentified sources, however, the Toronto Star reported David Price, the mayor’s director of logistics, told Ford’s then chief-of-staff Mark Towhey that he had been contacted by a source who suggested where the alleged video could be found. The newspaper said Price asked Towhey what they would do if they knew where the clip was, a question to which an alarmed Towhey reportedly advised going to the police. The Star reported Towhey also told Price in no uncertain terms that the mayor’s staff would not be getting the video themselves. The Star said Towhey — who parted ways with Ford last week — then went to police to give investigators a statement, citing Price as the source of his information. The newspaper says Price was asked to do the same and that police say an investigation into the matter is underway. Asked about the Star report, Const. Wendy Drummond would only tell The Canadian Press that police continue to “monitor the situation closely.” The Star said its report was based on interviews with people close to the mayor’s circle and people in the part of the city where it said the alleged video was shot. Price did not respond to reporters’ questions at City Hall Tuesday and Towhey could not immediately be reached for comment. Tuesday’s report in the Star did however draw the attention of Ontario’s Premier, prompting Kathleen Wynne to say she was “worried” about the latest development. “I think there are real personal problems that are surfacing at City Hall,” said Wynne. “There’s a lot of distraction going on at City Hall right now ... It’s difficult to lead, it’s difficult to govern when the ability to focus is compromised.” Ford has battled a firestorm of criticism ever since two separate reports — published in the Star and gossip website Gawker — claimed the mayor had been videotaped smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine. The reports said someone described as a drug dealer took the cellphone video and wanted to sell the clip.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canadians are feeling a little more positive about the economy and their personal prospects, a new consumer confidence survey from the Conference Board suggests. The think-tank’s monthly index rose 5.1 per cent in May, more than offsetting the previous month’s decline, as respondents said they were less pessimistic about the job market and

saw the potential for improvement in their own personal finances. While a good result — especially combined with a boost in confidence registered in the United Sates for the month — the Canadian index reading of 80.7 remains well below its base value of 100. That indicates “confidence is still low by historical standards,” said the Conference Board in an analysis of the results. “Regional values also indi-

cate that this month’s increase was not evenly distributed. Confidence increased in Central Canada, offsetting declines registered in the West. Confidence in Atlantic Canada was little changed.” Responses on the jobs question was less negative, but not necessarily more positive, giving a confusing picture, said the report. While just 16 per cent of respondents said they expected more jobs to be available six months from now, a half-point

drop from April, there were fewer respondents in May that said job prospects would worsen — 22.9 per cent compared to 27.2 for the previous month. Still, the balance of opinion on jobs remained negative, only less so. As well, Canadians were marginally more positive about their future finances, with more saying they expected their personal situation to improve and fewer saying they expected a deterioration in their finances.

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Flaherty won’t be shuffled Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is taking pre-emptive action to squelch any speculation he may be preparing to depart in the next cabinet shuffle. The minister’s chief spokesman, Dan Miles, says there is no question Flaherty is committed to staying until the budget is balanced in 2015. Miles says he had lunch with his boss on Saturday and was told in no uncertain terms that Flaherty wants to continue as finance minister if Prime Minister Stephen Harper wishes him to continue. Flaherty has made the commitment numerous times in the past, but rumours persist in part because of his longevity in the position and because of ill health. The minister has a serious skin disorder than has required him to take steroids, which have in turn caused swelling of his neck and face. Harper is widely believed to be preparing for a major cabinet shuffle during the summer to put in place the team he will take into the next federal election in 2015.

Corporate profits down in Q1 Statistics Canada says corporations earned $74 billion in operating profits in the first quarter, down 1.2 per cent from the previous quarter. It says this comes after a 1.4 per cent increase in the fourth quarter of 2012. Operating profits decreased in 14 of 22 industries, led by insurance carriers and related activities, whose profits were down 16 per cent to $3.9 billion. Securities, commodity contracts and other financial investments fell 4.2 per cent to $5.5 billion. In the non-financial sector, first quarter operating profits rose 0.3 per cent to $53.6 billion, following a 0.9 per cent increase in the previous quarter. — The Canadian Press

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Industrial land sales take off TREND TOWARDS INDUSTRY WANTING OWN, LARGE BUILDINGS HAS LED TO INDUSTRIAL LAND IN THE REGION BEING SNAPPED UP BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Land in Red Deer area industrial parks is being snatched up at an increasing rate and there are varying reasons. A trend towards industry wanting their own, large buildings has led to industrial land in the region being snapped up quickly. Kelly Babcock, a partner/associate with Salomons Commercial, said properties in Clearview Industrial Park, south of Red Deer on Range Road 273 (40th Avenue); and Aspelund Industrial Park, west of Hwy 2

near Blackfalds, and north of Hwy 597, have moved well recently. In fact, there is only one lot left in Aspelund and its status is currently conditional. Lacombe County Council is in the process of approving the South Aspelund Industrial Park with a proposed 130.2-acre site just south of Aspelund Road and adjacent to the existing Aspelund Industrial Park. The proposed two-phase development is designed to have 15 industrial lots ranging in size from 2.8 to 17.7 acres. Babcock said one of the reasons the land is moving is a shortage of available build-

ings large enough for incoming industry. “The industrial sales have picked up this year,” said Babcock. “The demand right now is the larger buildings and we don’t have the supply.” This means that the interest lies in snatching up the land and using it how the owner sees fit. “We just don’t have the supply of large buildings right now,” said Babcock. “The market is tight, I don’t think I’ve seen it this tight in a long time.”

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Keystone cancellation could put Airport’s CEO Steenstra $9B in investments at risk: report on international board BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A Canadian bank estimates that the cancellation or a continuing delay of the Keystone XL pipeline could endanger more than $9 billion of oilsands investment over the next seven years. RBC Dominion Securities — part of the group that includes Royal Bank of Canada (TSX:RY) — says a negative decision on the pipeline would be felt by construction, engineering and project management companies, among others. It estimates the financial hit would be somewhere between $8 billion and $10 billion, but does not specify how

it arrived at its final estimate of $9.4 billion. Since most of the pipeline is being constructed in the United States, RBC Dominion says contractors in Canada will be affected less. The proposed pipeline — which has faced stiff opposition by environmental groups and some land owners — would bring 700,000 barrels of oilsands crude a day from Alberta through six states and to Gulf Coast refineries. Because it crosses an international border, Keystone XL requires U.S. presidential approval as well as approval from the U.S. State Department.

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Red Deer Airport’s CEO has been named to the board of the International Association of Airport Executives Canada. RJ Steenstra has been appointed to a three-year term to IAAE Canada, which promotes the development of airport management professionals through education, training and career enhancement opportunities. Steenstra has served as Red Deer Airport CEO since 2010, and is also a director with the Regional Community Airports of Canada Association, Champions Career Centre and Tourism Red RJ Steenstra Deer. He obtained his accredited airport executive (AAE) designation from IAAE Canada last year.

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As part of the Alberta coaching network, I’m fortunate to have access to some of the most influential business professionals willing to share their expertise and best practices. Sometimes we have opportunities to explore concepts that are of a more personal/interpersonal nature. This information is both helpful to us in our personal lives and as

business owners. Author and coach Pat Pearson was the guest presenter at a recent planning session. Pearson is a seasoned facilitator with over 30 years experience working with many high-profile corporations, associations and direct-selling companies. Referencing her career as a psychotherapist and leadership coach, Pearson focused her workshop on

the many ways that faulty thinking patterns create barriers to achieving success in life. (1) Pearson proposed that what we create for ourselves is determined largely by what we “think we deserve.” The psychology of the “deserve level” is formed early in our lives.

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VIEWPOINT: The Be-Do-Have formula This viewpoint is similar to the BeDo-Have formula I use in my practice. The basis of this principle helps one to understand who they must Become, to be able to Do what is necessary, so they can Have the things they want and need. Our identity is based on our values and beliefs, often inherited from our environment, culture, parents, siblings, school, friends, etc. Pearson validated that spoken and unspoken messages — positive and negative — are extremely powerful and directly affect our self-esteem and therefore, what we deserve. Every day we make choices (consciously or unconsciously) and take actions that we think will help us achieve our desired outcomes. Our intentions are good; our goals achievable. So why do we not succeed? Negative self-talk, that inner critic, directly impacts our thoughts and feelings and can create self-defeating behaviour patterns. This ultimately leads to self-sabotage. Even though we are not aware we are doing it, we set up roadblocks to our own successes in life. We all self-sabotage to one degree or another. Procrastination is one of the biggest causes; knowing what steps need to be taken, but purposely not following through, is another. Harvard business professor Shad Helmstetter revealed some startling statistics in his book What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. On average, a person’s thoughts are 77 per cent negative and 23 per cent positive. How do we begin to switch these percentages? Napoleon Hill was one of the earliest writers of personal success literature. He professed that personal beliefs played a direct role in achieving personal success. Hill stated that we can achieve any realistic goal if we think positively on that goal. Consequently, if we doubt we can achieve a goal our subconscious will help us to not achieve it. So how does negative self-talk contribute to self-sabotage? If you are focused on what’s not working, what is going continually wrong and how poorly sales are going, you deplete your energy and are prone to self-sabotage. The reticular activating system (RAS) is a part of the brain that controls mental alertness. The RAS cannot distinguish between real events and synthetic reality. In other words, it tends to believe whatever message you focus on. The RAS is familiar with a lifetime of old “I don’t” or “I can’t” statements. It is possible to re-program your RAS by consciously anchoring your thoughts? (Of course, severe emotional issues require professional advice.) Establishing written goals, stating outcomes and visualizing results are proven techniques. Some years ago, comedian Dana Carvey performed a character that spoofed “I am” statements. The amazing thing is that these two words, and positive affirmations, are very powerful. Pearson stressed that the first step is to catch the negative thoughts in process, so we can avoid self-sabotaging behaviors. She believes that we experience change in our lives every six months, therefore it’s necessary to gain new insights. “Energy follows thought. New awareness leads to renewed energy.” It is possible to reframe your thoughts. But like most life-changing events, it requires conscious effort to transform your thought processes. Develop practical techniques that help you to focus and create more positive energy.

That great book you read a year or so ago — read it again. Listen to motivational CDs once more. You will probably find a new perspective on the subject matter. Pearson confirmed that, “How you run your life is how you run a business.” Simply put, you are your business. It’s our responsibility to consciously create success. 1. Stop Self Sabotage: Get Out of Your Own Way to Earn More Money, Improve Your Relationships, and Find the Success You Deserve, 2008 by Pat Pearson ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at johnmackenzie@actioncoach.com or by phone at 403-340-0880.

LAND: Some owners build to suit Some property owners are willing to build-to-suit for potential tenants. “There are property owners out there that don’t necessarily want to sell their land, but they have industrial land available,” said Babcock. “They’ll build for a tenant and we’re starting to see a little more of that than we have in the past. “That’s interesting, because the build-to-suits are to a tenant’s specific needs.” The first phase of the city-owned Queens Business Park, which has both light industrial and commercial property south of Hwy 11A and west of Hwy 2, is almost sold out. According to the city’s website, only five acres of commercial property remain available in Phase 1 of the park. Phase 2 is now under development. “I certainly didn’t anticipate selling out of 100 acres in the first phase as quickly as we did,” said John Sennema, Red Deer’s Land and Economic Development manager. Sennema added that it is usually hard to pre-sell land, but once roads and services go in there’s greater interest from potential buyers. Five months into 2013, three more lots in McKenzie Industrial Park, at the northeast corner of Range Road 273 and Township Road 374 (McKenzie Road), have sold. And another deal is pending. Melcor Developments Ltd. is the managing partner of this industrial park and Guy Pelletier, Melcor’s Red Deer region vice-president, said they have sold 10 lots, or 75 acres. Nine lots, consisting of 44 acres, remain. A Melcor-owned industrial building and Schlumberger Ltd.’s pressure pumping base in McKenzie Industrial Park has helped stimulate interest there. “Certainly the momentum is going in the right direction,” said Pelletier, adding that the hope is to finish servicing the project this year and sell out within the next two. Demand for this park has largely been fed by the growing oil and gas sector, he said. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

KEYSTONE: Project in two parts The Canadian and Alberta governments have staunchly supported Keystone XL as a way to reach an important market but President Barack Obama has yet to make a final decision. The Obama administration rejected an earlier iteration of the Keystone XL project — which would have run from Hardisty, Alta., to the Texas coast — last year because of environmental concerns in Nebraska. The company responded by breaking up the project into two parts and going ahead with the southern leg between Oklahoma and the U.S. Gulf Coast, which does not require presidential approval. That US$2.6-billion project is about 70 per cent complete and on track to start delivering crude late this year.

Limited advertising allowed on CBC Radio 2 OTTAWA — The CBC has been given permission by the federal broadcast regulator to introduce advertising on some of its radio networks, breaking a fourdecade tradition of commercial-free service. The change, contained in a licence renewal decision, will only ap-

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ON OVERBOOKED DOMESTIC FLIGHTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Air Canada passengers who are bumped from overbooked domestic flights are entitled to higher compensation, a federal agency has ruled. The Canadian Transportation Agency has decided that the existing practice of paying $100 cash or $200 travel voucher is unreasonable. It has given the airline 30 days to submit new compensation guidelines. The agency sided with Gabor Lukacs, a former University of Manitoba math professor, who has challenged several airline industry practices. “I’m extremely pleased by this decision and it is a very important step forward for Canadians in terms of rights of passengers,” he said from Halifax, where he lives. Lukacs suggested to the agency that passengers be compensated between $200 and $800 depending on the length of delay. Delays of less than two hours would prompt the minimum compensation. Bumped passengers who are delayed two to six hours would get $400 and the maximum would be given for longer delays. The agency said the airline must indicate why it shouldn’t approve the model suggested by Lukacs or one used in the United States. Twice the airfare up to a maximum of US$650 are paid in the U.S. for delays of one to two hours and four times the fare to a maximum of US$1,300 are paid for delays exceeding two hours. The federal agency ruled that Air Canada’s 12-year-old bumping payout rate is outdated and doesn’t reflect the current price of airline tickets, accommodation and other incidental expenses. “Mr. Lukacs has presented a more compelling case that Air Canada’s statutory, commercial and operational obligations fail to outweigh the rights of

passengers to be subject to reasonable terms and conditions of carriage,” it said in a 17-page ruling. The ruling doesn’t affect WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) because it doesn’t overbook flights. Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) could appeal the agency decision to the Federal Court of Appeal. “At this time it would be inappropriate to comment as we are currently in consultation with the Canadian Transportation Agency on this topic,” said airline spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur. Air Canada successfully argued that it was reasonable to overbook and that the airline can deny compensation when it has to switch to smaller aircraft for operational and security reasons. Lukacs argued that this was a catchall excuse the airline can use to deny compensation. However, the agency agreed Air Canada should have this flexibility as long as it is able to demonstrate that the events prompting the substitution were beyond its control. Otherwise, it must pay compensation. While the ruling applies only to domestic flights, the agency is considering a complaint filed by another person dealing with international flights. Lukacs, who has taken Canadian airlines to task over baggage and other fees, said Canadian passengers face what he says are among the worst conditions in the world. The advocate said he was prompted to file a complaint in December 2011 after he and some passengers were told by Air Canada that they were not entitled to compensation if they responded to a request for volunteers to be bumped. “As long as we put up with it they will do it and somebody has to stand up and say no, the buck stops here, this is unacceptable and unreasonable,” he said

Scotiabank says expanded U.S. trade will improve business conditions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Scotiabank says the economic recovery in the U.S. will boost its North American operations, even as the housing market north of the border continues to cool. The outlook came as the bank (TSX:BNS) reported a second-quarter profit that was up nearly 10 per cent from a year ago, helped by its acquisition of ING Direct, but short of analyst estimates. “Looking forward, we expect growth in the United States to favourably impact our Americas footprint,” chief executive Rick Waugh said during a conference call Tuesday with financial analysts. “Expanded U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico in particular will benefit our customers and business conditions.” In the U.S., job growth, record highs for stocks and steady gains in house prices have improved the economy and consumer confidence. However, the pace of home sales has fallen in many Canadian cities, while prices are growing at the slowest rate in more than two years. Scotiabank earned $1.6 billion or $1.23 per diluted share in its latest quarter, up from $1.46 billion or $1.15 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2012. Revenue totalled $5.22 billion, up from $4.7 billion a year ago. Meanwhile, Scotiabank’s adjusted earnings came in at $1.24 per share, up from $1.16 a year in the second quarter of 2012 but two cents below a consensus estimate of $1.26 per share. The miss came as the bank’s overall

provision for credit losses — which banks take in anticipation that some loans won’t be repaid fully — increased to $343 million. That was up from $264 million in the second quarter of 2012 and $310 million in the first quarter of 2013, ended Jan. 31. The bank said provisions for credit losses increased across all its business lines, but the largest increases were in international retail banking and Canadian commercial banking. International banking’s provision for credit losses was $194 million, up from $145 million a year earlier, while Canadian banking’s provision was raised to $136 million from $120 million in the second quarter of 2012. Chief financial officer Sean McGuckin said higher provisions in Colombia, Mexico and Peru were partially offset by lower provisions in the Caribbean. “The increase in provisions was in line with asset growth and the loan loss ratio remained stable,” McGuckin said. Gareth Watson, vice-president of investment management and research at Richardson GMP, said that although the bank was able to capitalize on growth in global financial markets, some of its trading activities, especially in commodities and precious metals, didn’t fare so well. Watson said the bank’s precious metals trading business ScotiaMocatta may have been hit by the drop in gold prices in April. Nevertheless, Scotiabank said its Canadian banking operations earned $547 million, up from $461 million a year ago, helped by the acquisition of ING Direct.

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MARKETS

INTEREST RATES THIS WEEK

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

Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 84.43 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.58 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.65 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 50.17 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.41 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.40 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.27 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 56.52 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.32 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 23.54 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.88 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.78 First Quantum Minerals . 19.00 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.57 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.53 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.85 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.99 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.70 DOLLAR MARKETS TORONTO — A surprisingly strong reading on U.S. consumer confidence helped underpin a modest gain on the Toronto stock market Tuesday. The S&P/TSX composite index pulled back from session highs as gold stocks turned negative, but was still up 54.14 points at the close to 12,750.52 as traders also reacted to an earnings report from Scotiabank

Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.22 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 28.08 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 50.02 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.65 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.18 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.39 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.58 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.31 Canyon Services Group. 11.52 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.40 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.750 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 20.23 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.48 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 92.38 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 43.37 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.10 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.09 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 40.76 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.24 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.42 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.680 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.69 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.35 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.19 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.04 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.10 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.26 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.70 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 59.61 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.51 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.49 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.94 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.37 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 47.89 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 60.51 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 16.22 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 76.96 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.27 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 64.10 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 30.25 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.09

that missed expectations. The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index blew past expectations, coming in at a five-year high of 76.2 against the 72.3 reading that economists had expected. The April reading was 68.1. Scotiabank’s (TSX:BNS) adjusted earnings came in at $1.24 per share, two cents short of analyst estimates, but its overall net income rose to $1.6 billion from $1.46 billion a year earlier.

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OF LOCAL INTEREST Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 93.98 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 97.24 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.74 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.74 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.18 Cdn. National Railway . 105.23 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 139.40 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 78.77 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.69 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.30 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 35.04 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 47.83 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.05 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.78 General Motors Co. . . . . 33.96 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.03 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.90 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.55 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 41.26 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.46 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.18 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.47 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 49.65

Prime rate this week: 3.0% (Unchanged)

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The net profit amounted to $1.23 per share, up from $1.15 per share a year earlier. However, market disappointment was short-lived as Scotiabank shares closed unchanged at $59.61 after earlier losing about one per cent. The Canadian dollar was off 0.54 a cent to 96.2 cents US as the greenback picked up strength following the release of the consumer confidence report and other data showing rising house prices. Traders also looked to the Bank of Canada’s next interest rate announcement, scheduled for Wednesday morning. The central bank is widely expected to keep its key rate unchanged for some time to come. U.S. indexes were sharply higher but also well off the highest levels of the session. The Dow Jones industrials jumped 106.29 points to 15,409.39 after running up as much as 218 points in the morning. The Nasdaq composite index gained 29.74 points to 3,488.89 while the S&P 500 index was ahead 10.46 points to 1,660.06. Confidence also improved in Canada as the Ottawa-based Conference Board of Canada said its index rose 5.1 points to 80.7. The U.S. data was scrutinized for how it might influence the Fed. There have been jitters on stock markets due to speculation that the U.S. central bank might scale back its aggressive bond-buying program, which is meant to stimulate the economy, due to a recent improvement in some economic indicators. Traders also took in further good news from the U.S. housing sector. The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index for March rose by 1.12 per cent, higher than the 0.9 per cent pace that had been expected. That translates

into a 10.87 per cent year-over-year gain — the first double-digit increase in over six years. On the TSX, the industrials sector led advancers, up one per cent with Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) ahead $2.55 to $139.40. The financial sector was up 0.8 per cent as Royal Bank (TSX:RY) gained 84 cents to $64.10 while Bank of Montreal, which reports earnings Wednesday, added 39 cents to $63.70. Oil and copper prices advanced after being buffeted last week after a survey by HSBC Corp. showed a decline in China’s manufacturing for May. An official report on factory production in the world’s second-largest economy will be released later in the week. The July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up 86 cents to US$95.01 a barrel and the energy sector was up almost 0.9 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 46 cents to C$31.58. The base metals sector gave up early gains to settle slightly lower even as July copper moved two cents higher to US$3.31 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) was up 19 cents to C$8.53. The gold sector fell about 0.7 per cent as the June contract in New York declined $7.70 to US$1,378.90 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) faded 18 cents to C$19.88. There was also acquisition activity as Domtar Corp. (TSX:UFS) said it has signed a deal to buy Associated Hygienic Products, a maker of store brand infant diapers in the United States, from DSG International for $272 million. Domtar shares improved by $1.58 to $72.23.

Telus Corp. has received approval from the Ontario Superior Court for its proposed $380-million acquisition of Mobilicity, a struggling rival that provides cellphone service in several major cities in three provinces. The acquisition has also been approved by Mobilicity’s bondholders, but Industry Minister Christian Paradis is still reviewing the deal. Telus shares slipped a dime to $37.18. In other earnings news, high-end jewelry company Tiffany says its firstquarter net income rose three per cent to US$83.6 million, or 65 cents per share as sales improved across all regions. Ex-items, earnings were 70 cents per share, well above the 53 cents that analyst expected. Revenue for the New York company known for its blue boxes rose 10 per cent to $895.5 million, topping Wall Street’s $855.7 million estimate and its stock was up 3.95 per cent to US$79.22. MARKETS CLOSE Highlights at close Tuesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,750.52 up 54.14 points TSX Venture Exchange — 954.41 up 5.80 points TSX 60 — 732.77 up 4.61 points Dow — 15,409.39 up 106.29 points S&P 500 — 1,660.06 up 10.46 points Nasdaq — 3,488.89 up 29.75 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.20 cents US, down 0.54 of a cent Pound — C$1.5634, up 0.22 of a cent Euro — C$1.3366, down 0.03 of a cent Euro — US$1.2858, down 0.75

of a cent Oil futures: US$95.01 up 86 cents (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,378.90 down $7.70 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.184 per oz., down 4.8 cents $777.52 per kg., down $1.54 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 954.41, up 5.80 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 133.84 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $10.70 higher $645.50; Nov. ’13 $9.20 higher $569.80; Jan. ’14 $9.40 higher $570.30; March ’14 $9.40 higher $564.80; May ’14 $9.40 higher $557.90; July ’14 $9.40 higher $556.00; Nov. ’14 $9.40 higher $531.60; Jan ’15 $9.40 higher $531.60; March ’15 $9.40 higher $531.60; May ’15 $9.40 higher $531.60; July ’15 $9.40 higher $531.60. 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. Tueday’s estimated volume of trade: 463,540 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 463,540.

U.S. consumer confidence hits 5-year high WASHINGTON — Home prices are surging, job growth is strengthening and stocks are setting record highs. All of which explains why Americans are more hopeful about the economy than at any other point in five years. Investors on Tuesday celebrated the latest buoyant reports on consumer confidence and housing prices, which together suggest that growth could accelerate in the second half of 2013. Greater confidence could spur people to spend more and help offset tax increases and federal spending cuts. And the fastest rise in home prices in seven years might lead more

Americans to put houses on the market, easing supply shortages that have kept the housing recovery from taking off. Tuesday’s report from the Conference Board, a private research group, showed that consumer confidence jumped in May to a reading of 76.2, up from 69 in April. That’s the highest level since February 2008, two months after the Great Recession officially began. A separate report showed that U.S. home prices jumped nearly 11 per cent in March compared with a year ago, the sharpest 12-month increase since April 2006. Prices rose year over year in all 20 cities in the Standard & Poor’s/CaseShiller home price index.

The economic news helped send the Dow Jones industrial average up 106 points to close at a record. The Dow has rocketed nearly 18 per cent this year. And the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index is on track for its seventh straight monthly gain, the longest winning streak since 2009. Surging stock prices and steady home-price increases have allowed Americans to regain the $16 trillion in wealth they lost to the Great Recession. Higher wealth tends to embolden people to spend more. Some economists have said the increase in home prices alone could boost consumer spending enough to offset a Social Security tax increase that has reduced paychecks for most Americans this year.

Telus gets approval to buy Mobilicity THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Telus Corp. has received approval from the Ontario Superior Court for its proposed $380-million acquisition of Mobilicity, a struggling rival that provides cellphone service in several major cities in three provinces. The acquisition has also been approved by Mobilicity’s bondholders, but Industry Minister Christian Paradis is still reviewing the deal. “Following on last week’s vote in favour of the proposal by Mobilic-

ity’s debtholders, today’s court decision takes us another important step closer to completing this acquisition, which will allow Telus to save the jobs of Mobilicity’s 150 employees and continue service for their 250,000 customers without the disruption that company’s current financial issues could cause,” said David Fuller, chief marketing officer for Telus. At issue, though, is Mobilicity’s spectrum licence, which doesn’t expire until winter 2014. Telus has said Mobilicity won’t be able to

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HANLON LEAVES GIANTS Glen Hanlon has left his post as a Vancouver Giants assistant coach to pursue opportunities overseas, the WHL team announced Tuesday. Hanlon, a 56-yearold Brandon, Man., native, spent the past two seasons with the Giants working under Don Hay. The team said Hanlon intends to pursue a head-coaching position. Before joining the Giants, Hanlon served as coach of Dynamo Minsk of Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2009-10. Prior to that, he guided Slovakia and Belarus’s national teams, and worked with a Finnish squad. From 2003-04 to 2007-08, he coached the NHL’s Washington Capitals after two seasons as an assistant with the club. He also coached the Portland Pirates of the AHL for three seasons and served as a Vancouver Canucks assistant for the same number of campaigns. Hanlon, a former goaltender, started his coaching career with the Canucks in 1995-96 after playing for 18 pro seasons.

Today

● Track and field: Central Alberta high school meet at Stettler. Senior high boys soccer: Innisfail at Olds, 4:15 p.m., Olds College. ● Senior high girls rugby: Hunting Hills at Lacombe, Olds 1 at Lindsay Thurber (at Titans Park), Notre Dame at Rimbey; all games at 5 p.m. ● Senior high boys rugby: Playoffs at 6:30 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: JMAA Architecture vs. Tommy Gun’s, 9:30 p.m., Dawe; ATB Bears vs. Boston Pizza, 9:30 p.m., Kinsmen B.

Thursday

● Senior high girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: Midget Rage vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, TNT Athletics vs. Central Alberta Threat, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Snell and Oslund at Stettler, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. The Hideout, North Star Sports vs. Printing Place, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2. ● Men’s ball hockey: Raiders vs. Long Ball, 7 p.m.; Trican CMT vs. Cruisin’ Auto, 8:15 p.m.; Sharks vs. Ferus Gas Industries, 9:30 p.m., all games at Kinsmen B; Hammerhead Oilfield vs. Braves, 7 p.m.; Details Devils vs. Gentex Heat, 8:15 p.m.; Brewhouse vs. Mariners, 9:30 p.m., all games at Dawe.

Friday

● Senior high boys soccer: Lacombe at Olds, 4:15 p.m., Olds College. ● Senior high girls soccer: Alix at Eckville, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high rugby: Girls playoffs at 5 p.m., boys playoffs at 6:30 p.m., all games at Titans Park.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kings 2 Sharks 1 LOS ANGELES — Justin Williams scored two goals in the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 on Tuesday night. Jonathan Quick made 25 saves as the defending Stanley Cup champions finished off this agonizingly even series with their 14th consecutive home victory over the past two months, including seven straight in the post-season. The home team won all seven games in this thrilling all-California series, and the fifth-seeded Kings barely rode their home-ice advantage to victory in their first potential elimination game in the last two years. Antti Niemi stopped 16 shots, and Dan Boyle scored early in the third period for the Sharks, who fell just short of their third trip to the conference finals in four years. The Kings will face Chicago or Detroit when they attempt to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the third time. The Blackhawks host the Red Wings in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a save against the San Jose Sharks during the third period in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has won eight straight home playoff games dating to last season’s Stanley Cup clincher, but this one might have been the toughest. San Jose pressed the action throughout the third period after Williams’ back-to-back goals put the Sharks in a mid-game hole, but Quick and the Kings’ defence hung on for a win in Los Angeles’ first Game 7 at home

since 1989. Williams scored on a power-play tap-in and a one-timer 2:57 apart early in the second, putting the Kings on top to stay. The veteran wing had an eight-game, goal-scoring drought, but the twotime Stanley Cup winner has a knack for Game 7 heroics, scoring nine points in his four career appearances in the decisive game. Quick and Los Ange-

les’ defence barely held off the Sharks in a frantic third period. Quick showed off his Conn Smythe Trophy form yet again, finishing the seven-game series by allowing just 10 goals. This series was even from the start, with neither team able to take more than momentary control. The clubs were similarly equal in the regular season, when the

Kings’ 3-2 home victory over San Jose in the finale pushed fifth-seeded Los Angeles ahead of the Sharks. That eventually led to the Kings starting a playoff series at home for the first time since 1992. Los Angeles opened with two home victories, stealing Game 2 with a pair of power-play goals in the final minutes for the only major comeback of the series. The Sharks responded with two solid 2-1 victories at home, keeping the Kings’ offence punchless away from Staples Center. Quick posted his second shutout of the series in Game 5, but San Jose forced a seventh game with another 2-1 victory at the Shark Tank last Sunday. After a scoreless first period, featuring plenty of near-miss chances but just eight combined shots, the Sharks again came out solidly in the second period, holding the Kings without a shot for nearly 19 consecutive minutes. But the Kings finally broke through after San Jose’s Brent Burns took an interference penalty near Los Angeles’ net. Williams got the puck to the post and hacked at it until it slid behind Niemi for his first goal since Game 4 of the first round.

Pacers cool off Heat with series tying win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pacers 99 Heat 92 INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points before fouling out with 56 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers had 20 points on a night the defending NBA champs failed to take command of the series. The Heat will host Game 5 on Thursday. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re going back down to Miami to go out there and fight again,” Hibbert said. The Pacers started fast and spent the rest of the night trying to fend off Miami’s continual comebacks. But with Indiana leading 8172 early in the fourth, Miami answered with a 14-2 run that gave the Heat an 86-83 lead. Indiana tied the score on Paul George’s three-point play and erased the Miami lead by closing the game on a 16-6 run. Indiana was in desperation mode — and it showed. Bodies crashed to the ground all night. An angry George uncharacteristically smacked the

floor after being called for a foul in the third quarter, leading to a technical foul on coach Frank Vogel. And the defence did a far better job against James and his high-scoring teammates. James finished 8 of 18 from the field. But the Pacers did not get rattled. Instead, they answered every challenge Miami posed as they had in the first two games of this series. When Miami used a 9-0 run to take a 60-54 lead early in the third quarter, Indiana answered immediately with a 10-0 run to regain the lead. When James committed an offensive foul with 2 seconds left in the third quarter, his first turnover since the end of Game 2, the Pacers got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Stephenson to make it 77-70. Even as the Heat rallied in the fourth, charging back from an 81-72 deficit to take an 8683 lead, the Pacers answered. George tied the score on a threepoint play on which James committed his fourth foul. Ray Allen broke the tie with a 3 from the left wing, but after corralling rebound after rebound, Indiana went on a 7-0 run to retake the lead and Miami never tied it again. This was not the same Miami team that dominated Indiana in Game 3. Nor was it the same

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Indiana Pacers fans react after Lance Stephenson, sitting, made a shot against the Miami Heat as time expired in the third quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, in Indianapolis. Pacers defence that got overrun by James and his teammates two nights earlier. Miami struggled to score early, Dwyane Wade was limping noticeably in the first half and forward Chris Bosh hurt his right knee in the first half and

his right ankle in the second. The Big Three combined to go just 14 of 39 from the field. Indiana, meanwhile, reverted to its more traditional style. The Pacers had a 49-30 rebounding advantage and outscored Miami in the paint 50-32.

More pitching woes as Jays lose to Braves in extras DEPLETED BULLPEN GIVES UP 10TH INNING HOME RUN, MORROW LEAVES WITH INJURY IN FOURTH BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Braves 7 Blue Jays 6 TORONTO — Both in the rotation and the bullpen, the Toronto Blue Jays are beset by sore arms. Brian McCann hit two home runs, including a solo shot in the 10th inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves over the Blue Jays 7-6 on Tuesday. McCann’s winning homer came off Thad Weber, who was pitching because closer Casey Janssen was unavailable. Janssen, who had shoulder surgery last November and has not pitched since May 22 against Tampa Bay, said his shoulder was “a little tender.” Manager John Gibbons said he hoped Janssen would be ready to return Wednesday. Blue Jays starter Brandon Morrow left after two innings with soreness in his forearm. He did not pitch between May 5 and May 18 because of neck and back soreness and of his 47 pitches against the Braves, only three were above 90 mph. “We don’t think it’s much of an issue and the doctors don’t think it’s much of an issue,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “We took him out as a precaution.”

Morrow said he first felt sore in his last start, May 23 against Baltimore, and had hoped it wouldn’t bother him against the Braves. “It wasn’t explosive,” Morrow said. “The ball wasn’t coming out of my hand really well. It was just like there wasn’t anything in there.” McCann and Gattis hit back-to-back homers off Ramon Ortiz in the sixth, giving the Braves a 6-5 lead, the fifth time this season Atlanta has hit consecutive home runs, but Blue Jays tied it on J.P. Arencibia’s RBI double in the seventh. McCann connected for a leadoff drive in the 10th against Weber (0-1), his sixth home run. It was McCann’s first multihomer game of the season and the ninth of his career. Jordan Schafer also homered for the Braves. Cory Gearrin (2-1) pitched one inning for the win and Craig Kimbrel celebrated his 25th birthday by finishing for his 16th save in 19 chances. Atlanta scored three times in the first, taking advantage of some sloppy defensive play by the Blue Jays. Freeman opened the scoring with an RBI single and a second run scored on Jose Bautista’s throwing error from right field. One out later, Freeman scored on a throwing error by first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. Toronto answered with four in the bottom half against Maholm. Encarnacion hit an RBI double, Mark DeRosa’s double scored two runs and Colby Rasmus singled

home a run. “The first inning wasn’t too great on either side,” McCann said. Atlanta tied it again in the second on a two-out homer by Schafer. Bautista made it 5-4 in the fourth by hitting a 62 mph slow curve from Maholm over the left-field bullpen for his 12th home run. “Tip your cap, he stayed back on it well,” Gattis said. “He didn’t miss it.” Maholm allowed five runs and matched a season-high with 10 hits in six innings. Gattis led off the sixth with his 12th homer and second in two days, tying it at 5. McCann followed with a drive to right to put the Braves ahead. Toronto tied it again against Anthony Varvaro in the seventh. Bautista led off with a double and scored on a one-out double by Arencibia. Luis Avilan came on after DeRosa walked, and Arencibia was doubled off second on Rasmus’ flare to shortstop, ending the threat. Atlanta used a walk, a single and a wild pitch to put runners at second and third for Gattis in the ninth, but he struck out against Steve Delabar. NOTES: Following the game, Toronto optioned Weber to Triple-A Buffalo and designated Ortiz for assignment. The Blue Jays will make corresponding moves to add two pitchers on Wednesday.... Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie, who left Monday’s game with a sprained left ankle, was held out of the lineup, with DeRosa starting. Gibbons said Lawrie’s ankle was still stiff and swollen. Lawrie is day to day.


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Hufnagel pleased with roster depth CALGARY STAMPEDERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders open training camp Sunday with experience at almost every position. With a few exceptions, the starters from the team that lost in the Grey Cup final to the host Toronto Argonauts in 2012 remained in red and white for 2013. “As far as our overall roster is concerned, I’m pleased with our depth,” head coach and general manager John Hufnagel said Tuesday. Pre-camp buzz has been about starting quarterback Drew Tate’s durability and whether veteran backup Kevin Glenn will have to step into the breach again this year. Hufnagel has declared Tate his starter for this season. Where training camp gets interesting for the coach is how a couple of Albertan behemoths battling for offensive line jobs might impact his ratio of import and non-import players. Medicine Hat’s Dan Federkeil is attempting to revive a football career that includes four seasons with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts and a Super Bowl ring in 2006. Repeated concussions forced him into retirement in 2009 and the 29-yearold hasn’t played a game since then. Federkeil, six foot six and 290 pounds, has been cleared to play again. The Stampeders acquired his rights from the Toronto Argonauts, who drafted him back in 2006. Spencer Wilson was born in Toronto, but went to high school in Calgary. The six-foot-seven, 325-pounder played junior football for the Calgary Colts, while Federkeil played university ball for the Calgary Dinos. Wilson, 25, earned his first start for the Stampeders last August, but spent

the last five games of the season on the injured list. “This is a big training camp for Spencer Wilson, a big training camp for Dan Federkeil,” Hufnagel said. “First of all for Dan to get back on the field and to survive, but also for Spencer. He’s going to be given every opportunity to win that job and we’ll see how it turns out. “When training camp is completed, what is our ratio on our football team? I don’t make those decisions. The players will make those decisions on the field, but I do know we have options.” Rookie camp starts Thursday at McMahon Stadium. The club announced Tuesday that import defensive lineman Marvin Booker and offensive linemate Leonardo Bates have been added to rookie camp. Hufnagel also said “an agreement in principle” had been reached with offensive lineman Brett Jones of Weyburn, Sask., and he too is expected at rookie camp. Jones was one of Calgary’s two second-round picks in this year’s college draft. He would be the fifth player from the 2013 draft class to get under contract with the club. There are few openings on Calgary’s defence, but defensive end Stevie Baggs is another veteran looking for a second life in the CFL. The 31-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., terrorized CFL quarterbacks in 2009 when he was a Saskatchewan Roughrider. Baggs played in just one game for Calgary last season because of a quadriceps injury, but Hufnagel invited the man with a big personality back. “Lord knows how hard he’s worked in the off-season,” Hufnagel said, adding that Baggs will have Kevin Dixon and Cordarro Law for competition at

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Calgary Stampeders’ head coach John Hufnagel speaks to reporters about the team’s upcoming training camp in Calgary, Tuesday. The Stampeders training camp gets underway on May 30 with the rookies taking the field while main camp starts Sunday, June 2. defensive end. The Stampeders acquired non-import defensive tackle Etienne Legare from Edmonton earlier this month. The Saint-Raymond, Que., athlete is recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Hufnagel didn’t know if Legare would be ready for the season opener June 28 versus the B.C. Lions. The departure of Romby Bryant, the retirement of Arjei Franklin and the ankle injury and subsequent surgery that will keep Canadian Johnny Forzani out of the lineup for some time creates career advancement opportunity at receiver for someone like Vancouver’s Anthony Parker. The former Calgary Dino and son of a former Stampeder of the same

name had a promising rookie season in 2011, but was on and off the field in 2012 because of a concussion and other injuries. “This is Anthony’s third year and he knows he needs to stay healthy and when he gets his opportunity, to stay on the field,” Hufnagel said. “I’m not disappointed with Anthony when he’s been on the field. He’s a great contributor to the offence when he’s had opportunities to make plays for us, he’s done that. Special teams, he’s performed admirably on special teams, which our Canadian receivers have to do.” Calgary hosts the Lions in an exhibition game June 14 before another preseason game June 20 in Saskatchewan.

Avs officially name Roy as next head coach BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER — Patrick Roy carefully contemplated the Colorado Avalanche’s sales pitch as he sank putts on a golf course in Florida. New team President Josh Kroenke was in his group, along with former teammate-turned-executive Joe Sakic, and they were teeing up an opportunity Roy simply couldn’t turn down. Not again. Four years ago, the team asked him to come on board as coach. The Hall of Fame goalie just wasn’t ready. This time around, the deal was sweetened — a chance to coach and have a say in hockey-related decisions. He couldn’t pass up this chance, agreeing last week to a four-year deal with a mutual option for a fifth season. “I was afraid in 2009, that maybe I missed one of best opportunities of my life,” Roy said at his introductory news conference Tuesday. “Here I am in 2013, same opportunity. I truly feel that sometimes, the biggest mistake we’re making as a coach is you want to go too fast.” The fiery goaltender has mellowed since his retirement a decade ago. Well, as much as he can anyway. Roy has been serving as coach and general man-

ager for the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League over the last eight seasons, which he feels has prepared him for taking over as a first-year NHL coach. But there’s this hanging over his head: The stigma that great players don’t make great coaches. “I’m not nervous about that,” said Roy, who won the Memorial Cup title with the Remparts in 2006 and finished with a 348-196 mark. “To be honest with you, I checked one interesting stat: 100 per cent of the coaches who are coaching now in the NHL were rookies at one time in their careers. “My No. 1 quality is that I’m not afraid to put in the time.” He has plenty of help, too, as the 47-year-old Roy joins forces with Sakic to fix a squad that’s missed the playoffs three straight seasons. Roy and Sakic worked well on the ice, helping the Avs to Stanley Cup titles in 1996 and 2001, and believe it will carry over to the front office. “We have different personalities — I’m more laid back and he’s more fiery — but at the end of the day, we’ve always agreed on the same things,” Sakic said. “When it came to hockey, we were always on the same page.” Roy couldn’t agree more. “I’m extremely proud Joe and Josh gave me the opportunity to be part of that new era,” said Roy, who wouldn’t reveal the winner of their golf match.

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“That’s the way I’m looking at it. Joe and I had an opportunity to be part of something really special in the past. I think we’re going to also be part of something very special in the future. “We might not win the Stanley Cup next year. But we’re going to have a Stanley Cup attitude.” Some of Roy’s players showed up for the festivities, with captain Gabriel Landeskog, forward Paul Stastny and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere sitting in the front row. Growing up, Giguere was a big fan of Roy, pretty much becoming a goalie because of him. “What I admired most was his winning attitude and self-confidence,” Giguere said. “He could speak up in the papers and back it up the next day. That’s extremely hard to do. He knew he was going to win. He knew he was the best player. That’s something that I always admire of him, something I always try to do somewhat, not to his level but my level.” There’s an awe factor with Landeskog, too. This was Roy stepping in, one of the winningest goaltenders of all time. “It’s obviously a little different shaking hands with a Hall of Famer. That doesn’t happen every day,” Landeskog said. “We have to realize he’s here to get our best, here for the team’s best.” Roy’s inheriting an Avs squad coming off a season in which they finished last in the Western Conference. The gloomy season led to the firing of coach Joe Sacco in late April.

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Jagr set to return to Pittsburgh Bring Spring Savings for Eastern Conference finals BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WILMINGTON, Mass. — The speed and scoring touch that made Jaromir Jagr one of the NHL’s best players are gone. Even the famous mullet that flowed from beneath his helmet disappeared many moons ago. But his passion for hockey remains. Now he’s bringing that back to Pittsburgh, the city where he won Stanley Cups in his first two seasons. More than two decades later, the 41-year-old right wing can help the Boston Bruins win their second title in three seasons. First, they must beat the offensively potent Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. The first two games are in Pittsburgh, with the schedule to be announced after the Western Conference semifinals end Wednesday. “I don’t really remember the last time I was in this position,” Jagr said after practice Tuesday. “It doesn’t happen very often and the players should realize that. It’s not automatic to make the playoffs or automatic to be in the last four teams to play for the Cup.” Jagr was just 18 when his rookie season began in 1990. He was on the Penguins team that beat the Bruins in six games in the conference finals. A year later, Pittsburgh swept Boston in the same round, winning the first game on Jagr’s overtime goal. The Penguins went on to win their first two Cups those seasons. Way back then, he didn’t concern himself with how long he might keep playing. “I don’t think you think that way at all,” he said, but “if you love something, it doesn’t matter what it is. If you love your job, you love your wife or somebody or something, you just want to be with that all the time. So, to me, I love this game. So as long as I can play, I want to play. That’s the reason I’m playing. I just love it.” That desire has taken him to six NHL teams, with a three-year break from 2008-11 to play in Russia. He brought it to the Bruins, who needed

an offensive boost, when they obtained him from the Dallas Stars on April 2. But Pittsburgh is the city where he established himself. “A lot of people still remind me (of) that, but it happened 13 years ago, the last time I played for them,” Jagr said. “So it’s a long time and 23 years ago was my first game.” But what if someone had told him when he was starting out that he’d be playing for the Bruins against the Penguins in the playoffs all these years later? “I don’t think anybody would have told me that,” Jagr said with a laugh. “I was 18 years old so I didn’t think that far ahead. I was kind of thinking, ‘What’s going to be tomorrow?’ not ‘What’s going to be 20 years later?”’ He’s already won a playoff round this season against a former team. The Bruins won the conference semifinals in five games over the New York Rangers, where Jagr set the club’s singleseason record with 54 goals in 2005-06. Bruins fans haven’t seen that scoring skill all that often. Jagr scored just two goals in 11 regular-season games and none in 12 playoff games for Boston. “I always love to score. Nothing is going to change me,” he said. “Maybe something great’s going to happen a little later.” It’s not as if he hasn’t come close. “I think it’s unfortunate that his numbers don’t reflect his play,” Boston coach Claude Julien said. “I can remember twice, he’s got the open net, right next to it, and gets robbed twice. It’s got to be a little frustrating for a guy like him. “He’s there. He’s in the right position.” With his big body and vast experience, Jagr still controls the puck while shielding opponents from it until he can make a good pass. When he was moved up from the third to the second line during the playoffs, his new linemates, Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, started producing.

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Penalties — Thornton SJ (high-sticking) 12:52, Carter LA (high-sticking) 13:13. Second Period 1. Los Angeles, Williams 3 (Voynov, Doughty) 4:11 (pp) 2. Los Angeles, Williams 4 (Kopitar, Voynov) 7:08 Penalties — Burns SJ (interference) 2:46, Kearns SJ (tripping) 7:44, Muzzin LA (interference) 9:01. Third Period 3. San Jose, Boyle 3 (Pavelski) 5:26 Penalties — Burish SJ (goaltender interference), Quick LA (diving) 2:03. Shots on goal San Jose 5 7 14 — 26 Los Angeles 3 11 4 — 18 Goal — San Jose: Niemi (L,7-4-0); Los Angeles: Quick (W,8-5-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — San Jose: 0-2; Los Angeles: 1-3. Attendance — 18,593 (18,118).

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh (1) vs. Ottawa (7) (Pittsburgh wins series 4-1) Boston (4) vs. N.Y. Rangers (6) (Boston wins series 4-1) WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago (1) vs. Detroit (7) (Series tied 3-3) Monday’s result Chicago 4 Detroit 3 Saturday’s result Chicago 4 Detroit 1 Wednesday’s game Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m.

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

Los Angeles (5) vs. San Jose (6) (Los Angeles wins series 4-3) Tuesday’s result Los Angeles 2 San Jose 1 Sunday’s result San Jose 2 Los Angeles 1

EASTERN CONFERENCE Syracuse (3) vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (5) (Series tied 1-1) Sunday’s result Syracuse 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2 Saturday’s result Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4 Syracuse 2 Wednesday’s game Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Friday, May 31 Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Syracuse, 5 p.m. Monday, Jun. 3 x-Syracuse at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 5 x-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Syracuse, 5 p.m.

THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh (1) vs. Boston (4) Friday OR Saturday’s game Boston at Pittsburgh, TBA Tuesday’s summary Sharks 1 at Kings 2 First Period No Scoring

American Hockey League Playoff Leaders Through May 28 SCORING G A Arcobello, OC 10 7 Palat, Syr 4 12 Johnson, Syr 8 7 Rajala, OC 3 12 Bourque, Prov 5 9 Tatar, GR 9 4 Camper, Prov 8 5 Hartikainen, OC 6 7 Smith, WBS 5 8 Tardif, Prov 7 4 Kolarik, WBS 5 6 Green, OC 3 8 GOALTENDING Thiessen, WBS Danis, OC Mrazek, GR Desjardins, Syr Nilstorp, Tex

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L 2 4 5 1 5

GAA 1.27 2.16 2.16 2.24 2.30

EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami (1) vs. Indiana (3) (Series tied 2-2) Tuesday’s result Indiana 99 Miami 92 Sunday’s result Miami 114 Indiana 96 Thursday’s game Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto

GB — 1 3 1/2 4 9 1/2

Detroit Cleveland Chicago Kansas City Minnesota

Central Division W L Pct 29 21 .580 27 24 .529 24 25 .490 21 28 .429 20 28 .417

GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2 7 1/2 8

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 32 20 .615 29 23 .558 23 29 .451 22 29 .431 15 37 .288

GB — 3 9 9 1/2 17

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 31 20 .608 27 25 .519 25 27 .481 20 29 .408 13 39 .250

GB — 4 1/2 6 1/2 10 18 1/2

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 34 17 .667 33 19 .635 32 20 .615 20 30 .400 19 30 .388

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 13 1/2 14

Arizona San Francisco Colorado San Diego Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 30 22 .577 28 23 .549 28 24 .538 22 28 .440 22 28 .429

GB — 1 1/2 2 7 6 1/2

Monday’s Games Baltimore 6, Washington 2 Detroit 6, Pittsburgh 5 Cincinnati 4, Cleveland 2 Houston 3, Colorado 2, 12 innings Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 6, Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 10, Miami 6 Arizona 5, Texas 3, 1st game Oakland 4, San Francisco 1 Seattle 9, San Diego 0 Toronto 9, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 7, Chicago White Sox 0 N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Boston 9, Philadelphia 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, L.A. Angels 7 Arizona 5, Texas 4, 2nd game Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 7, Toronto 6, 10 innings Colorado 2, Houston 1 Washington 9, Baltimore 3 Pittsburgh 1, Detroit 0, 11 innings Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 7, Miami 6 N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 St. Louis 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago Cubs at Chicago, ppd., rain Minnesota at Milwaukee, Late San Francisco at Oakland, Late L.A. Angels 0, L.A. Dodgers 3 San Diego at Seattle, Late Wednesday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 4-4), 12:20 p.m. Boston (Lackey 3-4) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick

4-3), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 7-3), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 5-4) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 3-5), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 8-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 4-2), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 2-5) at Miami (Koehler 0-2), 5:10 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 1-2) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-5), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-3) at Texas (Grimm 4-3), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 4-2) at Minnesota (Deduno 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 7-1), 6:15 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at Colorado (Chatwood 3-0), 6:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 1-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-1), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 3-5) at San Diego (Stults 4-4), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 4-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-4), 8:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Arizona at Texas, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 1:40 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

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Tuesday’s Major League Linescores INTERLEAGUE Atlanta 310 002 000 1 — 7 12 1 Toronto 400 100 100 0 — 6 12 2 (10 innings) Maholm, Varvaro (7), Avilan (7), Gearrin (9), Kimbrel (10) and Gattis; Morrow, R.Ortiz (3), Loup (6), Cecil (7), Delabar (9), Weber (10) and Arencibia. W—Gearrin 2-1. L—Weber 0-1. Sv—Kimbrel (16). HRs—Atlanta, J.Schafer (2), Gattis (12), McCann 2 (6). Toronto, Bautista (12). Colorado 100 000 001 — 2 8 0 Houston 000 100 000 — 1 5 0 J.De La Rosa, Belisle (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Torrealba; Lyles, W.Wright (8), Veras (9) and Corporan. W—Belisle 2-2. L—Veras 0-4. Sv—R.Betancourt (11). Baltimore 010 200 000 — 3 8 0 Washington300 400 02x — 9 13 0 Gausman, McFarland (5), Patton (7) and Wieters; Karns, Duke (5), Storen (7), Clippard (8), Abad (9) and K.Suzuki. W—Duke 1-1. L—Gausman 0-2. HRs—Baltimore, C.Davis (17), Hardy (10). Washington, LaRoche 2 (10), T.Moore (2), Bernadina (1). Pittsburgh 000 000 000 01 — 1 6 1 Detroit 000 000 000 00 — 0 5 1 (11 innings) J.Gomez, Ju.Wilson (8), Melancon (10), Grilli (11) and R.Martin; Porcello, Benoit (9), Ortega (10) and Avila, B.Pena. W—Melancon 1-0. L—Ortega 0-2. Sv—Grilli (21). HRs—Pittsburgh, Walker (3). Cleveland 000 010 010 — 2 7 1 Cincinnati 300 000 41x — 8 18 0 McAllister, R.Hill (6), Allen (6), Shaw (7), S.Barnes (7), Albers (8) and C.Santana; Latos, M.Parra (7), LeCure (7), Simon (8) and Mesoraco. W—Latos 5-0. L—McAllister 4-4.

Phila. 100 000 101 — 3 9 0 Boston 100 000 000 — 1 4 0 Lee, Papelbon (9) and Kratz; Dempster, Breslow (8), Tazawa (9) and D.Ross. W—Lee 6-2. L—Dempster 2-6. Sv—Papelbon (10). HRs—Philadelphia, M.Young (2), D.Brown (11). Miami 013 001 010 — 6 10 0 Tampa Bay 002 102 011 — 7 16 0 Slowey, Webb (6), Da.Jennings (7), M.Dunn (8), Qualls (9) and Mathis; Hellickson, J.Wright (6), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton, J.Molina. W—Rodney 2-2. L—M.Dunn 1-1. HRs—Miami, Coghlan (1). New York (A)000 001 000 — 1 7 2 New York (N)000 000 002 — 2 7 2 Kuroda, D.Robertson (8), Rivera (9) and C.Stewart; Harvey, Rice (9) and Buck. W—Rice 3-3. L—Rivera 0-1. St. Louis 200 002 000 — 4 8 0 Kan. City 100 000 000 — 1 2 0 Lyons, Rosenthal (8), Mujica (9) and T.Cruz; E.Santana, Coleman (8) and A.Moore, Kottaras. W—Lyons 2-0. L—E.Santana 3-5. Sv—Mujica (16). HRs—St. Louis, Beltran (11), M.Carpenter (4), Holliday (7). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MiCabrera Det 50 204 42 CDavis Bal 51 180 37 JhPeralta Det 46 180 25 Mauer Min 45 183 32 Machado Bal 52 227 35 AGordon KC 49 204 32 Pedroia Bos 53 205 37 Loney TB 51 163 23 Donaldson Oak 51 188 27 Longoria TB 51 197 36

H 76 62 61 62 76 68 68 54 61 63

Pct. .373 .344 .339 .339 .335 .333 .332 .331 .324 .320

Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 17; MiCabrera, Detroit, 14; Encarnacion, Toronto, 14; Cano, New York, 13; Arencibia, Toronto, 12; Bautista, Toronto, 12; NCruz, Texas, 12; ADunn, Chicago, 12; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 12. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 57; CDavis, Baltimore, 47; Encarnacion, Toronto, 44; Fielder, Detroit, 42; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 40; Napoli, Boston, 39; Trout, Los Angeles, 37. Pitching MMoore, Tampa Bay, 8-0; Scherzer, Detroit, 7-0; Buchholz, Boston, 7-0; Darvish, Texas, 7-2; Hammel, Baltimore, 7-2; Masterson, Cleveland, 7-3; Lester, Boston, 6-1. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Votto Cin 52 195 43 Segura Mil 48 190 28 YMolina StL 49 182 20 AdGonzalez LAD 46 163 17 CGomez Mil 48 175 28 Tulowitzki Col 47 165 28 Goldschmidt Ari 51 185 33 Scutaro SF 47 192 27 CGonzalez Col 50 196 42 Posey SF 48 164 23

H 69 66 63 55 58 54 60 62 61 51

Pct. .354 .347 .346 .337 .331 .327 .324 .323 .311 .311

Home Runs JUpton, Atlanta, 14; CGonzalez, Colorado, 13; Gattis, Atlanta, 12; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 12; Harper, Washington, 12; Beltran, St. Louis, 11; DBrown, Philadelphia, 11; Buck, New York, 11. Runs Batted In Phillips, Cincinnati, 43; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 40; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 40; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 37; Craig, St. Louis, 36; Rizzo, Chicago, 35; Sandoval, San Francisco, 34. Pitching Corbin, Arizona, 8-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 8-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 7-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 7-3; Lee, Philadelphia, 6-2; Marquis, San Diego, 6-2; Minor, Atlanta, 6-2.

Rain hampers play at French Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Always so avant-garde, Serena Williams started this year’s French Open fashion of addressing the Court Philippe Chatrier spectators in their language. Rafael Nadal followed suit after his firstround victory, as did Roger Federer, who’s done it for years. And Novak Djokovic also got in on a ritual that’s become de rigueur, telling fans in French at the end of a rain-disrupted Day 3 at the clay-court tournament, “The ambiance was awesome.” That’s certainly one way to endear oneself to the locals. “I really wanted to finish tonight,” Djokovic said after wrapping up his match shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, “although I know the crowd wanted to watch a little longer.” Because of the wet weather, there was not much tennis to see — only two of the four matches originally scheduled for Tuesday in the main stadium actually began. So Djokovic spent much of the afternoon wondering when he would wind up taking the court for what turned out to be a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 7-5 victory over David Goffin in the first round of the only Grand Slam tournament the Serb has yet to win. “It was a difficult day, because we have been waiting for hours and hours. I think I warmed up five or six times today,” Djokovic said. “In these conditions ... you need to adjust your game and tactics, because it’s quite different than comparing to the conditions when it’s dry and sunny.” Unlike Wimbledon and the Australian Open, Roland Garros does not have a roof at any court. Unlike the U.S. Open, though, at least there is a definitive timeline to build one. French Open officials said last weekend they would proceed with plans to put a retractable roof over centre court despite a judicial ruling in March that put the project on hold. The roof would be completed in 2018 as part of

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (2) vs. Memphis (5) (San Antonio wins series 4-0) Monday’s result San Antonio 93 Memphis 86 Saturday’s result San Antonio 104 Memphis 93 (OT) x — If necessary.

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Baseball American League East Division W L Pct 32 21 .604 30 21 .588 28 24 .538 27 24 .529 22 30 .423

Saturday, Jun. 1 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jun. 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.

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

WESTERN CONFERENCE Grand Rapids (3) vs. Oklahoma City (5) (Series tied 1-1) Saturday’s result Oklahoma City 4 Grand Rapids 2 Friday’s result Grand Rapids 2 Oklahoma City 1 Wednesday’s game Grand Rapids at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Friday, May 31 Grand Rapids at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 1 Grand Rapids at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 4 x-Oklahoma City at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 5 x-Oklahoma City at Grand Rapids, 5 p.m. x — If necessary

a $440 million renovation. Last year’s final between champion Nadal and runner-up Djokovic was halted in the fourth set Sunday because of rain, and they resumed Monday, the first time since 1973 the French Open didn’t finish on time. Djokovic was pleased to learn that a cover is coming to the main court in Paris, and he also is eager for them to install artificial lights. Both of those improvements would have contributed to a more stress-free evening Tuesday for the man ranked and seeded No. 1. He and the 58th-ranked Goffin, a Belgian who was one of the revelations at Roland Garros a year ago, did not begin until after 6:30 p.m., even though theirs was the second match of the day. They finished as light was fading. “It was a long day,” Djokovic said. At least he got to play. Because of showers that began in the morning, there was a delay of more than 2 ½ hours at the start. Then, after only 1 ½ hours of action, another stop of more than an hour came. In the end, 26 of 40 scheduled singles matches were completed, three were suspended in progress, and 11 were postponed entirely. That means players such as Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion, was slated for first-round action Wednesday, the fourth day of the tournament (when, by the way, the forecast called for more rain). That sets up a situation where Azarenka, for example, would need to win seven matches across 11 days to take home the trophy, while 2002 champion Williams — who got to begin the tournament Sunday and was scheduled to play in the second round Wednesday — would have her seven matches spread over 14 days. Also among those who had yet to play a real point heading into Wednesday was 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova. The Day 4 program featured second-round matches for 2009 champion Federer and 2012 runner-up Sara Errani. Tuesday’s winners included 2010 French Open runner-up and 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur, who beat 42-year-old Kimiko DateKrumm of Japan 6-0, 6-2.

Red Deer Minor Baseball Mosquito League W Bettensons Orioles 6 Delburne Dbacks 4 AB Industrial Cubs 4 ACE Truck Rentals Giants 3 RD Advocate Twins 3 RD Overdoor Angels 3 Sutterfund Rockies 3 D&M Align & Brake Padres 1

L 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 6

Pts 12 8 8 6 6 6 6 2

Scores Monday Orioles 18 Angels 12 Padres 18 Cubs 13 Rockies 8 Twins 7 Red Deer Senior Men’s Baseball Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends 11 Printing Place Padres 1 Gary Moe 11 Printing Place 11

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP David Huff for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Bryan Morris from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Reinstated C Yasmani Grandal from the restricted list. Optioned C John Baker to Tucson (PCL). Designated INF Edinson Rincon for assignment. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Acquired INF Brandon Jones from Southern Maryland (Atlantic) for future considerations. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Signed INF Dionys Cesar. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES—Signed LHP Garrett Bullock. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM—Signed C David Carrillo. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed C Matt Mirabal and LHP Luke Westphal. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Released RHP Josh Joseph. ROCKFORD AVIATORS—Released INF Nash Hutter and OF Jake Luce. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Announced the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Kings

to a Sacramento ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive. ATLANTA HAWKS—Named Mike Budenholzer coach. PHOENIX SUNS—Named Jeff Hornacek coach. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS—Signed DE Robert Maci and DE Spencer Nealy. Released DT Michael Brooks and WR Chastin West. Named Jeff Backus parttime coaching intern. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed S David Fulton. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed WR Courtney Gardner. Waived WR Terrell Sinkfield. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed WR Josh Boyce and DL Michael Buchanan. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Waived-injured TE Anthony McCoy. Signed OT Jake Bscherer. HOCKEY National Hockey League COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed G Anton Forsberg to a three-year, entry-level contract. Western Hockey League VANCOUVER GIANTS—Announced the resignation of assistant coach Glen Hanlon. SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Signed MF Sainey Nyassi. COLLEGE COLORADO—Announced the resignation of athletic director Mike Bohn, effective June 3. PURCHASE—Named Julie Darnulc women’s assistant lacrosse coach. RADFORD—Named Britney Anderson women’s assistant basketball coach.

BANTAM FASTBALL The Red Deer Rage bantam girls’ team split a doubleheader in the Calgary Women’s Fastball League Monday, losing 7-3 and winning 15-0 against the Calgary Adrenaline. The Rage managed three hits in the opener — two by Breanna Burkard-Smith — then collected eight hits and six walks in the nightcap. Burkard-Smith had a three-run home run in the second game with Jade Lee and Teneal Mofford adding two hits each. Charly Just was the winning pitcher.

Nike cuts ties with Livestrong in wake of Armstrong scandal BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — With Nike’s help, Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity turned a little yellow wristband into a global symbol for cancer survivors. Celebrities and rock stars sported them on stage. Politicians wore them on the campaign trail and in the White House. And with Armstrong dominating the Tour de France, the trendy little pieces of plastic helped Livestrong pump millions of dollars in cancer survivor programs and spawned countless imitations. But that partnership, which started in 2004, will soon end. Livestrong announced Tuesday the shoe and apparel company is cutting ties with the charity in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal. Nike said it will stop making its Livestrong line of apparel after the 2013 holiday season. Foundation and company officials said Nike will honour the financial terms of its contract until the deal expires in 2014. Those terms were not disclosed, but the loss of revenue could have a huge financial impact on the charity. The partnership with Nike generated more than $100 million of the roughly $500 million raised by Livestrong since it was founded in 1997. “While 2013 will be tougher than past years, the Livestrong Foundation views it as a rebuilding year in which it charts a strong, independent course,” the charity said in a statement. Experts were divided whether Nike’s withdrawal would cripple the charity. “It’s very damaging. It’s a significant signal to the market place that if your largest supporter says ’I’m going to check out,’ it’s something that is likely to continue to spiral,” said Kelly O’Keefe, professor of brand strategy at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter. Leslie Lenkowsky of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said Livestrong can

survive because it has a solid organization that established a distinct identity among cancer-fighting groups. “Losing Nike’s sponsorship by no means signals the end of Livestrong,” Lenkowsky said. The charity insisted it remains on solid financial ground. “This news will prompt some to jump to negative conclusions about the foundation’s future. We see things quite differently. We expected and planned for changes like this and are therefore in a good position to adjust swiftly and move forward with our patient-focused work,” the foundation said. The organization reduced its budget nearly 11 per cent in 2013 to $38.4 million, but said Tuesday that revenue is already 2.5 per cent ahead of projections. The foundation also noted that last month, it received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which evaluates charities based on financial health, accountability and transparency. Less than a year ago, the Nike-Livestrong-Armstrong connection was arguably one of the strongest in the field of sports marketing. Armstrong was the feelgood story of the cancer survivor who returned to dominate a grueling sport. His success in the Tour de France — winning the race every year from 1999 to 2005 — helped turn the small charity he started in a house in Austin into a growing force, and it moved to a new level when Nike started churning out the wristbands in 2004. Nike stood by Armstrong and Livestrong for years as the cyclist denied accusations of drug use. But the relationship soured last year when the U.S. AntiDoping Agency released a massive report accusing Armstrong of leading a complex doping program on his U.S. Postal Service teams. Nike dropped its personal sponsorship of Armstrong last October. The company said it had been duped for more than a decade about his doping, but stuck with the foundation.


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READING Come out to meet author Barbara Huck as she gives a reading from her new book at Red Deer’s Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Friday. Huck will present, Kisiskatchewan The Great River Road, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will follow the reading. The event is free. This book is based on the journal entries written by William Tomison, a native Orkneyman hired in 1760 as a labourer by the Hudson’s Bay Co. and who rose to become Governor, Inland. These writings paint an outline of life at a time when smallpox swept across the northern Great Plains. Call the bookstore at 403-346-2010 for more information. The nature centre can be found at 6300 45th Ave.

LITTLE GAETZ MARKET Little Gaetz will once again be a hub of fresh produce, flowers and more on Wednesdays as the Downtown Farmers’ Market returns today for the season. Running every Wednesday until Oct. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m., the market will be located on Little Gaetz Avenue between Alexander Way and Ross Street. This year, the market will feature a variety of local produce, along with vendors selling such things as kettle corn, ice cream, and flowers.

KICK IT TO CURB IN JUNE Red Deerians are invited to get rid of their unwanted belongings without having to leave their driveway. Kick it to the Curb! is Red Deer’s free give-away weekend on June 8 and 9. People are asked to place their items at the curb, place stickers or signs on items with the word, “Free.” It’s also important to make sure to have any possessions not up for grabs far enough away or tucked safely in your garage elsewhere. The City of Red Deer is suggesting a number of items that could be part of this environmentallyfriendly day: books, CDs and DVDs; old furniture and small appliances; construction materials like drywall and hardware like nails, bolts and screws; kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans; and unwanted gifts. Those who don’t want to put their items out can always drop them off at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre Swap Meet: It runs Friday, June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Sex assaults lasted a decade VICTIM ALSO ENDURED THREATS BEFORE REVEALING ABUSE BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF She was sexually assaulted by her stepfather for a decade — from age nine to 19. Through all those years, she never told anyone about what was going on at the Alberta farm while her mother was away working and her stepfather was homeschooling her. “There were many reasons — including the shame factor,” said “Jane.” Jane is not her real name. She cannot be identified because of a court-ordered ban on publication of her name. The now 26-year-old married mom of two kids, who teaches martial arts in Calgary. She told her story during the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support

‘IT WAS A BIG BURDEN...I BEGAN FEELING A LITTLE THREADBARE, LIKE I WAS FALLING APART, BECAUSE IT TOOK A LOT OF WORK TO KEEP MY LIVES SEPARATE.’ — SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM

Centre luncheon at the Black Knight Inn on Tuesday, in the hope it would prompt other abused people to speak out and seek help. “First of all, you’re convinced as a child that, somehow, it’s your fault,” she said, in an interview before her talk. “Then he’d tell me that my mom was not strong enough to handle it, that she’d probably kill herself if the family broke up.” She added her stepfather also made threats of violence.

“He’d tell me where he was going to bury my body.” As she grew older, she thought the sex assaults would stop, “but they only got worse.” She took some pills in a teenage suicide attempt (her stepfather rushed her to the hospital claiming she had food poisoning), but no one else seemed to twig to what was going on. She doesn’t blame her mother, saying there were few outward signs of the abuse she managed to compartmentalize. “I was a provincial champion at

horse events. I three-day evented in high school,” she said. “No one saw anything was wrong.” All the same, “it was a big burden,” she admitted. “I began feeling a little threadbare, like I was falling apart, because it took a lot of work to keep my lives separate.” Finally, after moving out of the house at age 19 and feeling more in control of her life, she told her mother about the years of abuse. “When my little brother turned nine, I was worried my stepfather would try the same thing with him.” Jane’s mother never doubted her story, and immediately encouraged her to call the police and report the assaults.

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Friendship centre still faces hurdles

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Citizens ‘getting value’

PUBLIC HEARING IN JUNE BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF The proposed Asooahum Centre must pass a few hurdles before opening its doors in Red Deer. On June 10, a public hearing will be held in council chambers on the rezoning of a 3.5-acre site on Riverside Drive to allow for housing before consideration of second and third reading. While Tanya Schur, executive director of the Red Deer Native Friendship Society, said while they have been there before with a Clearview Ridge site, this time is different. Schur said there have been meetings with business owners in the nearby Riverside Light Industrial Area, the Red Deer River Naturalists and other residents about concerns over the development. City council rejected a site in Clearview following a backlash from the community. Some residents felt they were left in the dark about the project when purchasing homes. And others thought their property values would plummet and crime rates would soar. “It’s a completely different site than Clearview,” said Schur. “It’s not as many people impacted although all citizens of Red Deer will benefit from it being here. I think we did a better job of explaining who we are and what the plan is for this housing development and welcomed people to get to know us.” Schur said the city is responding quickly to her about concerns she has heard in the community, which makes her very happy. The society has funding to build 16 units and potentially another 16. If they get the green light, shovels will be in the ground in September. The cultural/interpretive centre is still a few years away, depending on funding. Schur said the housing portion is similar to a condominium building where residents would be committed to living in a cultural way. She stressed it is not a Housing First project. The society or a board may manage the housing. “Everybody would be responsible for the site and the community,” said Schur. “It is a very different concept than just putting up a housing project. “What we are talking about is

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Tanya Schur, exective director of the Red Deer Native Friendship Society, stands on a Riverside Drive site that may be the home of the long awaited housing and cultural centre. A public hearing is slated for June 10 on the rezoning of the land to allow for the development.

‘WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RESTORING AND RENEWING THE ABORIGINAL CULTURE IN AN URBAN SETTING.’ — TANYA SCHUR, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE RED DEER NATIVE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY

neighbourhood development. We are talking about restoring and renewing the aboriginal culture in an urban setting.” The society has been working with Edmonton-based Manasc Isaac architects, who have experience working on First Nations and aboriginal developments. On June 17, the society will host a building charette for community input on the designs. “I think what people are fearful of is what they don’t know,”

said Schur. “They can’t imagine it because they have never seen a development like it. So it becomes very difficult to trust the process when you don’t know what you’re talking about.” Schur said the joint task force will continue to meet during the process. For more information, call the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre at 403-340-0020. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

Red Deerians are getting their money’s worth on utilities, according to an independent external audit report presented to city council on Monday. But Coun. Chris Stephan called the $150,000 independent review a huge waste of money because there were no cost savings recommendations. “I am sorry but that’s a bunch of garbage,” said Stephan. “I look at this whole value for money and I think what a waste.” Stephan said the Value for Money Audit was more a “Tell us what we want” audit. Stephan said the audit was extremely disappointing in that there was not at least one cost saving measure identified. The Value for Money (operational review) on water, wastewater and electrical highlighted 87 areas of improvement, of which 27 were developed into priority areas. Council voted 8-1 to adopt the report as a planning document. Stephan was opposed. The specific recommendation that relates to city council is “clear rate-setting philosophies should be identified and prioritized.” These responsibilities were completed when the utility policy was established in October 2012. “There are a couple of areas that we can be more operational effective and more transparent for our public,” said Coun. Tara Veer, audit committee chairperson. “And those areas are underway. As an audit committee, it was a good exercise for us to go through. ... Perhaps in the future we may take other areas of the operation where we also externally go through a similar practice to ensure the people are getting good value for money in the city.”

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Sylvan council wants to talk more to citizens NEW COMMUNICATION STRATEGY INTENDED TO IMPROVE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The Town of Sylvan Lake plans to do more to keep citizens up to speed on town hall happenings. A $25,000 communications strategy took a long look at the way information is dished

out, both inside town offices and outside to the community, and suggests some improvements can be made. Generally, the town does a good job of informing residents and its staff, said consultant Garth Norris, of Edmonton-based Downey Norris and Associates, in a presentation to council. It was suggested, though, that more could be done to improve the website and to fill in citizens through a newsletter that could be mailed out twice yearly. The website could provide more detailed updates on town projects and provide more opportunities to gather feedback through citizen surveys and online forums.

Expanding and enhancing the town’s social media presence on Facebook and Twitter is also recommended. Coun. Sean McIntyre was enthusiastic about the approach recommended, calling it a “philosophy change” for the town. “I think that’s what we’ve been waiting for for a while now.” Mayor Susan Samson said she would like to see the town look at expanding on some of the brochures it produces and to look into spreading its message through other media, such as radio.

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BRIEFS Chlorine warning triggers pool evacuation

Illusionist here on June 14

About 50 people were evacuated briefly from the Recreation Centre on Monday evening after a chlorine warning was triggered in a mechanical room. Red Deer Emergency Services personnel were called about 8:25 p.m. after higher-than-normal chlorine levels were detected in a stand-alone chlorine room on the outside of the centre. As a precaution, the building and pool were cleared and people were mustered in front of the nearby museum. A transit bus was called in so people, some still in their bathing suits, could warm up until the all-clear was given, which came about 9 p.m. City recreation superintendent Kay Kenny said earlier in the day staff had been working in the chlorine room, which can only be accessed from outside the Rec Centre by staffing wearing protective equipment, to prepare for opening the outdoor pool and a fan had been turned off. Chlorine levels rose and a warning light was activated. No chlorine gas got into the public part of the building. Kenny said procedures are being reviewed to prevent future issues.

An illusionist who has performed around the world is bringing his show to Red Deer to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club. Derek Selinger, a renowned speaker, entertainer and illusionist, will host a performance of Selinger’s Wonder on June 14 and June 15 at the Memorial Centre. The shows are presented by Telus, with all proceeds to support the Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District. John Johnston, with the Boys and Girls Club in Red Deer, said that Selinger of Calgary has a strong belief in the mission and values of the club. “We look forward to working with Derek in making a difference for youth,” said Johnston. Selinger spoke to public school students in Red Deer on May 17 and then visited with several public and Catholic school students last week. He speaks of youth empowerment, resiliency and the fact that one’s life is a gift so people should make the most of it. The Memorial Centre shows run about two hours and start at 7 p.m. Cost is $31.85 including taxes. Tickets can be bought through the Black Knight Ticket Centre at 403-755-6626 or tollfree at 1-800-661-8793.

Health scholarships available

Bridge work nearly complete

An anonymous donor is thanking the excellent care they received in hospital by setting up a new annual scholarship. Red Deer Regional Health Foundation will present the scholarship in the amount of $1,000 or more to a Central Albertan who is enrolled in a licensed practical nursing, health-care aide or unit clerk program. The foundation gives out scholarships for various health-care educational pursuits, including pediatrics, hospice and more. In 2012, more than $21,000 in scholarships were given out in 12 categories. If anyone is interested in creating a health-care scholarship that will benefit students and all future users of Central Alberta’s health-care system, call the foundation at 403-343-4773. Information on all scholarships is found on the website at www.rdrhfoundation.com. Applications are accepted between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15. Students must live or have a permanent address within

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SYLVAN: Strategy approved The communications strategy suggests a citizen satisfaction survey every three years, but Samson said it should be done every other year. Coun. Dale Plante had some concerns that public input was limited to 169 responses volunteered by residents, mostly through an online survey. It seems not enough effort was put into gathering public feedback, he said. Norris said the intention was not to undertake a statistically valid survey, but only to give an opportunity for residents to share their thoughts. A full resident survey would cost an additional $20,000 to $25,000 with no guarantee of providing much more information. Council approved the communications strategy on Monday. Town communications officer Joanne Gaudet said staff will now use the strategy to recommend specific projects, which will be brought back to council for approval. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

The final stage of construction work on the Gaetz Avenue Bridge is nearing completion. Crews began work on the bridge on Monday, creating single lane closures. These closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. until mid-June. The city would like to remind drivers to slow down when driving in construction zones and to obey all signs. Patience and cooperation of motorists is greatly appreciated by the city. For more information on road closures and traffic disruption, visit www. reddeer.ca/roadclosures.

Sylvan planners to check garage suite proposals Garage suite applications will be vetted through the municipal planning commission to make the process more transparent, Sylvan Lake council decided on Monday. Previously, the suites could be approved by a development officer. But support.” The centre “is an incredible resource that’s helped me get my life together.” She wants to spread the word about the non-profit counselling, support and education organization, which she found out about through a police referral. Centre staff later accompanied her to court during her stepfather’s trial. She said he was found guilty, sent to jail and was recently released. She credits three years of counselling at the Red Deer-based centre — first weekly sessions, then ones a couple of times a year — for helping her evolve from a sexual assault survivor to a “thriver.” Jane advises anyone going through the same kind of abuse to “tell someone, and if they don’t believe you, tell someone else,” until someone pays attention. She believes society has to stop blaming victims of sexual assault — especially date rape. “People say ‘Well, she shouldn’t have been wearing that,’ or ‘She shouldn’t have been that drunk,’ but this is a crime. “At any point when somebody says ‘No,’ everything after that is rape.” If lack of clothing was a provocation for sexual abuse, she added women wearing head-to-toe burkas would never be sexually assaulted — “but that is not the case.” lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com

ASSAULTS: Centre an ‘incredible resource’

UTILITIES: Pay for what used

Had Jane known then about the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, she said she would have called there first. Having to reveal details of what happened to police for what turned out to be a three-hour question-andanswer session was extremely difficult. She believes the process would have been easier had she first told her story to counsellors at the centre, “and I could have had somebody there as a

The city is switching from a fixed usage fee to a consumption-based model, where customers will pay only for what they use. In order to mitigate “rate shock,” council adopted a phased-in approach over five years within its utility policy. Annual reporting provisions and a five-year policy mandatory review

recent complaints about the suites built over garages prompted council to leave approval in the hands of the commission, which holds public hearings on applications and has an appeal process. Council also opted to increase the public notification distance to 75 metres from the site of a garage suite application. Neighbours within 50 metres had been contacted before. The town also plans to notify the development industry about the rules and regulations around garage suites. They recently became an issue after residents complained that new garage suites were invading their privacy and they feared the suites would affect property values. Council is considering changing the land use bylaw to tighten regulations on the suites. A motion was made at council’s last meeting to take garage suites out of the bylaw and deal with the issue separately. However, questions arose whether that could be done since council voted not to remove suites at the previous meeting. The unusual complication is being researched by staff.

LACOMBE

Heritage plan adopted BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF

Celebrate Environment Week by bringing in your usable, unwanted items to Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. It’s hosting Trash to Treasure Swap Meet on Friday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a great time to keep things out of the landfill. No earlybirds, please. The event is free, but financial donations to the nature centre are appreciated. Leftover items will be donated to local charities. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.

Boasting one of Central Alberta’s finest collections of historic buildings, Lacombe now has its own Heritage Management Plan. On Monday, council adopted the plan, which creates a municipal historic resource designation to celebrate and preserve the community’s past. Planner Jennifer Kirchner said while federal and provincial historical designations already exist, the plan allows for a municipal recognition of buildings and sites that are of particular importance locally. The plan is the culmination of years of work. In 2009, a municipal heritage survey was begun to complete a survey of historical sites. Fifty-five sites were identified and researched and detailed write-ups produced. Other places of interest were also identified. Kirchner said the plan outlines the process to have heritage buildings and sites designated as municipal historic resources. Information on federal and provincial financial incentives is also outlined. A program to offer some municipal financial help to preserve historical resources is also in the works and is expected to be presented to council for consideration in next year’s budget. A series of immediate, short- and long-term goals have been drawn up as part of the plan. Among the first orders of business will be organizing the first Doors Open event to coincide with the Lacombe Culture and Harvest Festival on Sept. 27. Various historical buildings will be open to the public and there will be information available on some of the unique heritage features. “Hopefully, it becomes an annual event,” said Kirchner. Other initiatives to be explored include a plaque program for heritage buildings, looking at tourism opportunities and working with other communities on common heritage. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

were also built into the policy. In January 2011, city council approved $150,000 for the Value for Money audit with its initial focus on utilities. The intent of the audit was to assist in establishing baselines for measuring performance, efficiency and effectiveness from both a financial and operational perspective. Veer said they chose an area that they knew was one of substantial public interest and there were some performance benchmarks already in place.

She said the committee has tried to shift beyond the provincially legislated requirements of an audit committee and move more into best practices to become a fully functional audit committee. “We felt it was a good place to start,” said Veer. “We felt a sense of responsibility to the public to ensure we are getting value for money on our utilities. Essentially the public can be reassured according to the independent external audit that the people are getting good value for their utilities.”

No masks allowed at riots A Central Alberta MP’s private member’s bill to outlaw masks at riots passed third reading in the Senate last Thursday. Bill C-309 Concealment of Identity Act, put forward by Wild Rose MP Blake Richards, could now receive royal assent and become law this summer. Bill C-309 would make it an offence in the Criminal Code to wear a mask or disguise while participating in a riot or unlawful assembly. The bill has received support from police chiefs and organizations across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, London, Toronto, and Montreal. The bill was introduced in Parliament in October 2011 and passed third reading last October.

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RED DEER & DISTRICT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION all for community

WOMEN OF

EXCELLENCE 2013

Awards Gala

Wednesday June 12, 2013 Sheraton Red Deer

Reception: 5:30pm • Dinner: 6:15pm Dress: Semi Formal Tickets $100.00/person

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The Red Deer & District Community Foundation “Women of Excellence Awards Program” (WE) is a celebration of innovation, leadership, achievement and talent as demonstrated by women throughout Central Alberta! WE are neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members. WE have enriched our community and inspired us through creativity, compassion and dedication. WE all have this in common: they have used their talents, vision and determination to make Central Alberta a better place to live. The development and presentation of these awards reflects the Community Foundation’s commitment to increase public and community recognition of women who have earned our admiration and respect. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 will mark the 6th Annual Red Deer & District Community Foundation Women of Excellence Awards. Each year we will recognize contributions and achievements of the women nominated in the Women of Excellence awards categories. The Red Deer & District Community Foundation extends its warmest thanks to all of our sponsors, nominators and nominees for taking the time to participate in our efforts to celebrate the remarkable women of our community!

The 6th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Gala is Proudly Presented by: Exclusive Radio Sponsor: 100.7 The River Foundation Sponsors: Red Deer Living Magazine and the Sheraton Red Deer Category Sponsors: Arts, Culture and Heritage: TBD Athletics, Recreation and Fitness: Consider It Done Team, Century 21 Advantage Business and the Professions: Johnston Ming Manning LLP Community Building: ATCO Gas Education and Training: BDO Canada LLP Entrepreneurship: MNP Environment: TBD Health and Wellness: Red Deer & District Community Foundation Human Services: Hon. Cal Dallas and Mary Anne Jablonski, MLA Lifetime Achievement Award: Red Deer College Photography and Program Sponsors: Pamela Schwartz Photography and Royal Bank of Canada Gala Sponsors: TD Bank Group Millerdale Pharmacy, Telus, The Fresh Vase Friends of the Women of Excellence: Delta Lodge Kananaskis, earls Restaurant, Euro Mode Clothing, Talk of the Town Boutique, Willson AV, Mitchell and Jewell, The Green Apple, Chapters, Co-op Home and Garden, The Printing Place, Energy Effects, Mary Kay Products by Wanda Zemlak, Martini Rosé by Bacardi Canada.

Congratulations to all the nominees of the “Women of Excellence Awards” The staff and management of the Red Deer Advocate are pleased to congratulate this year’s Central Alberta’s Women of Excellence nominees. We are honoured to have the opportunity to tell the stories of their vision, leadership, compassion and talents. Their efforts make our community an exceptional place to live, work and raise our families. The Women of Excellence program, now celebrating its sixth year, has grown to become a major event in our community. The Advocate is honoured to have been a part of this event from its inception. On June 12, we celebrate and recognize women who have made a difference to Central Alberta and we draw attention to the next generation of community builders. The Red Deer Advocate will continue to chronicle their success for years to come. Thank you to all those who had a hand in making this event a success, and good luck to all the nominees!

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C4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE SHEILA BANNERMAN Sheila Bannerman has been a key figure in Red Deer’s heritage community for more than 30 years. Born and raised in British Columbia, Sheila moved to Red Deer in 1982. After raising a family of 3, Sheila attended Red Deer College in 1999 to complete her B.A. in English. While attending RDC, it took just one course for her to “fall in love with history”. She was hooked, and took every history class taught at RDC. Sheila’s passion for history is reflected in her many leadership roles in several heritage organizations in Red Deer. She is a member of the Central Alberta History Society since 2008, serving as President over two years. In 2008, Sheila joined the Heritage Preservation Committee, chairing the committee and participating in the planning of Veteran’s Park in downtown Red Deer. Sheila currently serves as an executive member of the Red Deer & District Museum Society Board. Her most recent volunteer role as Chair of the Centennial Committee has realized a year- long celebration of the events as the City celebrates 100 Years in 2013. Sheila’s commitment to our cultural heritage will leave a legacy for many future generations.

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JENNA GOLDADE Jenna Goldade is Alberta born and has been residing in Red Deer for over ten years. A graduate of the Theatre and Motion Picture Arts Program at RDC, and is currently the Artistic Director of the Against the Wall Theatre and the co-creator of Bull Skit!. Jenna trained and performed with the Canadian Improv Guild, Loose Moose Theatre, Second City (Chicago) and is currently a company member with Rapid Fire Theatre. She directed and produced Dead Lover’s Day- a Musical, Edmonton (2008), Calgary (2008) and Red Deer (2008, 2011). Other directing credits include Jenny’s House of Joy (CAT) Choke (ATW) Blue Note Lounge (RDC), Stool (CAT One Acts), Loved by You ( Film, RDC), and SubUrbia (ATW). Jenna is an avid supporter of the Arts in Central Alberta

ATHLETICS, RECREATION AND FITNESS

KAY KENNY

JACKIE WAISMAN

Kay Kenny has 35 years of full time commitment in sport, recreation, parks, and culture. Past employers- Calgary, Grande Prairie and now Red Deer garnered the benefit of Kay’s expertise, proficiency, skills and knowledge. While all of those traits of Kay’s are significant, her passion for recreation is her driver and she leads in this sector both as a professional and as a volunteer. She is committed to utilize recreation, sport, culture and parks as the conduit the conduit to build healthy lifestyles. Kay’s endeavors have a positive influence and impact in our community of Red Deer, regionally, provincially and nationally. As the City’s Recreation Superintendent or the Chair of the Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation, you can be certain that this woman is a leader, making a difference for all of us.

Jackie Waisman is a leading edge high school athletic director. She is the first full time high school athletic director in a non-teacher role at Hunting Hills High School, within the City of Red Deer and throughout the Province of Alberta. Through this role, she manages 28 school teams, consisting of 650 student athletes annually. Her focus is to maximize the number of youth and families participating in school based sports with the ultimate goal of creating and fostering the future citizens of Red Deer. Schools across Alberta are emulating this new approach to athletic directing and are seeking Jackie’s expertise in her ground breaking position. Jackie unselfishly devotes countless hours to developing the youth of Red Deer both within the school setting and in the community as a whole.

BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS

Stella has been employed with the Red Deer Child Care since 1998. She began her employment as a Family Day Home Visitor and in 2001, began her job as Preschool Director. Stella oversees the operation of 3 Daycares, 2 Playschools, and the Family Day Home Program with Red Deer Child Care Society. She gives ongoing support to all the staff and encourages everyone to further their education to help support families in our agency. Stella returned to Red Deer College on 2011 to complete her education in Early Childhood Education. Stella has become a great leader to whom new professionals look for advice and guidance. Her leadership in the child care field in Red Deer has contributed to a child care environment based on quality care and respect for children as individual’s inclusion and diversity.

Working for Central Alberta REA since 1992, Pat has been the driving force behind the Rural Electrification Association (REA) movement. Through her passion, her determination and foresight REA’s have strengthened and become more successful, ensuring that farm families receive the lowest power prices possible. As the General Manager of EQUS, the newest and largest member- owned utility in Canada, Pat oversees 75 staff members who serve 11,500 members. Pat is energetic and driven, setting the bar high for herself and others around her. She is committed to personal and professional development and encourages everyone around to pursue similar goals. Pat has been active on organizations including the Ridgewood WI, Ridgewood Hall, Girl Guides of Canada, Poplar Ridge School and the Innisfail Big Brother Big Sisters.

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ROBIN ARMITAGE

CHERYL ADAMS

future generations.

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STELLA ROBB

PATRICIA BOURNE

COMMUNITY BUILDING

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Robin was born breech after three days in labor. Her mother called her Robin because she was like a breath of spring. Robin loves to learn and does so every chance she gets. She learned that in life, you have to stand up for what you believe in even when it wasn’t the popular thing to do. She made sure she excelled in everything she did and even worked in non- traditional female roles before it was acceptable-- as a manager in a men’s wear shop, as a welder’s helper and as a financial planner, paving the way for those who more commonly accept those roles. Robin sent her son to the first French immersion school and bore much criticism in small City Red Deer. She fought for money for Red Deer minor hockey for kids who couldn’t afford to pay (even to the point of crying at a meeting, much to her chagrin) and was among the initial supporters of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter (CAWES), Soroptimist International of Central Alberta and Magdalene House. The most important things in her life are her family, her faith, friends and she has formidable belief in “paying it forward”.

Cheryl’s contributions to Red Deer are many and varied. Her experiences span a number of organizations in Red Deer and range from jumping in to help with youth sporting events to Co-Chairing Red Deer’s largest annual fundraiser, The Festival of Trees. Cheryl has an unassuming leadership style that is enhanced by her can do attitude and unyielding attention to detail. Projects that Cheryl is involved in deliver results: if she has committed to get something done, it gets done. Whether she is supporting her church, organizing a conference or coordinating a fundraiser, Cheryl is a principled and inclusive leader who makes all around her feel valued for their contributions.2013. Sheila’s commitment to our cultural heritage will leave a legacy for many

Congratulations Congratulations to all the Nominees for the

To the Women of Excellence, You inspire us all!

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EXCELLENCE

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SHIRLEY CHALLONER

MELODIE HELM

Shirley was born and raised in a farm just outside of Edmonton. She graduated from the University of Alberta- School of Nursing and has been in the nursing profession for over 30 years. She retired in 2002. Shirley has received various awards and recognition for both her professional and community contributions. She received the Longtime Service Award in 2003 in recognition of her more than 30 years in the profession of nursing. She also received recognition for being a Red Deer College Arts Centre Front of House Volunteer for 20 years as well as the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award in 2001. Currently, she still volunteers for the RDC Arts Centre, Ten thousand Villages, Lending Cupboard, Sunnybrook United Church and Central Alberta Theatre. She says that her passion for social justice is because of the influence of her parents who followed and lived by Frank Buchman’s teachings, “There’s enough in the world for everyone’s needs but not enough for everyone’s greed. If everyone cared enough and everyone shared enough, everyone would have enough”.

Melodie has been an inspiration to the Ponoka community since her arrival 23 years ago. She has been a community volunteer through her church, the Rotary Club, the Ponoka Chamber of Commerce and most recently as a founding member of the Bionic Golf Tournament. She has demonstrated her commitment to her community by stepping forward to assist at every opportunity to give back to her community. She exemplifies a caring community leader at every opportunity. Melodie received various awards such as a national recognition from the Welcome Wagon, music awards and in 2005, received the Rita Scott Volunteer Award, “in recognition of her spirit of volunteerism and for giving with an open heart for the benefit of others”. She is often not the project head, the president or the person whose name is in the lights, Melodie is the person who works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the job is done. Her commitment to her community is an inspiration to us all.

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MICHELLE WEINBERGER

Michelle Weinberger is a property stylist and a single mother. She was born and raised in Calgary, and moved to Red Deer in 2005. Michelle grew up in an environment of design and creation with the family custom cabinetry business and she discovered that she had a passion for creativity, specifically her distinct ability to create unique spaces. She followed her passion and pursued an education in design. She took her love of design to new heights by starting her own business, Diamond Interior Design in 2008 in Red Deer. She is a former member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer where she has assisted in the creation of events that have raised money for the community. She is also the founder of Empowering Women Together which is a project transforming the rooms of the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter in Red Deer, Alberta. This initiative creates a warm place for women to come home to and assist in the journey of rebuilding their lives and the lives of their children after having suffered abusive relationships/marriages. She lives in Red Deer with her daughter, Peyton and partner, Tim and his two sons, Josh and Ryder. Michelle embraces life daily and her exuberant, positive attitude touches anyone she comes into contact with.

Shannon Nivens is the Event Coordinator and Student Council Liaison for Notre Dame High School in Red Deer. Shannon’s expertise, creativity and extraordinary organizational skills have greatly impacted the staff, students, and parents of Notre Dame as well as the community of Central Alberta. Over the past 6 years, Shannon has coordinated our Grad Service Project that has raised hundreds of dollars for local charities. Non Profit organizations such as; WarChild Canada, Ronald McDonald House, Street Ties, Children Services Centre, Kidsport, Suicide Information and Education Services have been the beneficiaries of her leadership. Shannon’s desire for helping students achieve higher goals has been evident in her daily commitment and passion and has helped mold our youth into positive contributing young adults

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

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JUDY DEA DORLAND

PATTI HENLEY

Judy Dorland has been instructing and choreographing dance and musical theatre for over three decades and is an accredited instructor, adjudicator, and national Examiner (a status reserved for Master Dance Instructors) through Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (ADAPT). She formerly operated the successful Dancentral Studio. Since 2009, she has been the Artistic Director for Strive Dance Academy, a not-for-profit society, whose students achieve top overall rankings at provincial competitions and perform throughout the community. Her students have achieved international success in their professional careers in theatre, film and television; and, have included athletics in other sports such as figure skating and baton twirling who have enhanced their training and gone on to win Olympic medals and World Championships.

Patti is a career practitioner extraordinaire who has been practicing career education and development for 25 Years. She has collaborated at the local and provincial level as well as presenting at the national level on career directions. She has served on the boards of Kiwanis Safety City, Cosmos Rehabilitation Society and “Butt Ugly” Anti-Tobacco Program for Teens as well as being the Vice Chair of Treehouse Youth Theatre. Currently, Patti is working as a Career Counselor at Notre Dame High School in Red Deer where she meets with over nine-hundred students a year. As the saying goes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Patti helps those people find that love and that is why she is a Woman of Excellence.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Katherina Cummins opened her first Medi-Spa in Red Deer Alberta in 2004, expanded and moved into the historic Coca-Cola building, within one year. With no certified Aestheticians in Alberta, Katherina applied to Board of Education to open an Aesthetics Laser School. She bought the building expanding Body Treats Medi Spa and adding new treatment and staff. In 2009, Katherina opened the first Aesthetic Laser School in Alberta here in Red Deer, The Medi Aesthetics Institute of Canada. This year, she opened a second Aesthetics Laser School in Sherwood Park AB. Katherina has attended numerous courses in New York, Toronto, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary, always striving for academic excellence both for herself her schools and students. She is very involved in the community donating supplies to the Outreach/ Youth/Homeless shelters. She has a scholarship program for women getting into the work force, taught adult dance classes and donated her salary for a needy child to be able to take dance classes. She is involved with the Community Garden Project, her spa donates coupons for free services each year to the Women’s Shelter.

Leona has proven to be a leader since her younger years. She finished university as a Home Economist in 1986 and subsequently worked Medicine Hat, Cardston and Wetaskiwin. It was during this time that she met her husband Blaine and the couple got married in 1989. They managed Goldeye Youth Camp located west of Nordegg. They continued in this capacity until 1996, when they returned to Leona’s family farm in Innisfail. Leona was very involved with the community, using her Home Economics training, public speaking and many other leadership talents. One project was the “Women’s Conference” which was a learning/ social experience for local ladies, and included short courses by knowledgeable speakers, and on one occasion, the Honorable Lois Hole was the featured speaker. Leona and Blaine joined Innisfail Growers in 1996, a cooperative of 5 families growing fruits and vegetables. The Staples developed a well known area, The Jungle Farms. Aside from running a business and raising a family, Leona has been involved in the community through her involvement in Parent Council at Chinook Centre School as well as St. Marguerite Bourgeoys School in Innisfail. She recently retired after 6 years of service on the Olds College Board of Governors and is currently a Scout Leader.

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BEVERLY ANDERSON

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Beverly has a vision, which is foremost, to be a role model for her daughters. She believes you learn about yourself and others through open eyes and a giving heart. Through adventure and travel one can understand people and their cultures and become more accepting of differences. Beverly believes women are inspirational leaders and exempliďŹ es this in her community. She is the Deputy Mayor of the Summer Village of Norglenwold, chairs numerous committees including the Sylvan Lake Art Society, the Sylvan Lake Management Committee, and the Norglenwold Municipal Planning Commission. A former Senior Manager with the Government of Alberta, and Executive Director with the Red Deer Watershed Alliance, she is now the Executive Director of the Association of Summer Villages of Alberta..

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Mary Gardiner is a brilliant and compassionate visionary who embodies the term ‘Women of Excellence’. A pioneer in the ďŹ eld of Mental Health, Mary’s diverse career in Nursing has spanned over four decades. A renowned innovator in education, she collaboratively initiated the “to hear it with your hands agshipâ€? clinical preceptorship program currently in practice in our province. She has devoted her life to the service of others. Mary is a diligent researcher, published author in Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health and historian with her book, Then and Now. A high-energy dynamo, Mary is active in all facets of health and wellness in our community. She has volunteered on numerous boards and is the honored recipient of many awards. As an alternative to retirement, she developed curriculum and was instrumental in the establishment of a Primary Care Health Services Network for nurses across the Northwest Territories. An accomplished tennis player, Mary has won gold medals at the world level and is the ultimate ambassador for this sport. She lives life with passion as a nurse, educator, wife, mother, grandmother, author, tennis champion, volunteer and mentor extraordinaire. Mary is an exceptional role model whose legacy of employment and enrichment in our community and beyond is truly profound!

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JAN UNDERWOOD

The Red Deer & District Community Foundation was established in 1989 with an inaugural donation of $1,000,000. Since its inception, the Community Foundation’s assets have grown to more than $10 million and it has granted more than $7 million to the community in support of the charitable sector including the arts, environment, health, human services and youth programs, through its 360° granting mandate. It also provides donors the opportunity to fulfill their philanthropic wishes through creation of endowment funds to provide much needed resources to community organizations for years to come.

Jan has made an amazing impact on the community in and around Red Deer as the Public Awareness Cultural Consultant/Coordinator since joining Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E) in May 2002. As an advocate and leader at C.A.R.E, she delivers intercultural training, providing support and information in regards to immigration, settlement, multiculturalism and community development. These presentations are making a difference in the lives of immigrant children, students and adults and focus on cross cultural awareness, communication, sensitivity, human rights, anti racism, and multiculturalism. She is a strong and positive advocate of inclusion and integration. Jan is indeed an inspirational and dedicated person who has focused her personal work life on making a positive impact for people in Central Alberta.

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Sheryl Crow starting next chapter UNDERGOES A COUNTRY MUSIC CONVERSION BY CHRIS TALBOTT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — For a couple of months now, Sheryl Crow has been loading her two young boys aboard a bus and taking off on a tour of country music radio stations around the country. She’s visiting with DJs and programming directors, playing a few songs live, then hopping back on the bus to do it again a few hours down the road. It reminds her, fittingly, of a scene from Coal Miner’s Daughter, the life story of Loretta Lynn. “It really is like the scene where Doo zips up Loretta’s dress and she runs in with her new acetate, her 45, and says, ‘Here’s my new record,’ and she plays something on air, shakes a few hands and leaves,” Crow said. “It really is a throwback to that and it’s the most organic thing I’ve done in years.” The image is fitting. It was Lynn’s handwritten note asking Crow to appear with the honky-tonk queen on the 2010 Country Music Association Awards that started this journey toward the genre for the 51-year-old singer-songwriter. She has a single, Easy, at country radio and will release her first country-oriented album, Feels Like Home, on Sept. 10. Crow recently spoke with The Associated Press about

her new album, life in Nashville and continued questions about her former relationship with Lance Armstrong. When Crow finished that performance with Lynn and Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley met her backstage and beseeched her to come home to the format she really belonged in. She’d had some success at country in the past, teaming with Kid Rock on Picture in 2002. The song was a modest hit and even scored them a vocal event of the year nomination at the 2003 Country Music Association Awards. Crow thought about it and Paisley’s message took hold. But it meant she would have to change things up and embrace Nashville’s country music culture. Eventually, he helped kick start the new record, suggested producer Justin Niebank and introduced her to songwriter Chris Dubois, who served as a co-writer and informal song editor. She changed her songwriting tack, looking to match the more visceral, story-telling style of the genre. And no one succeeds in country music without courting radio — thus the bus. Most of country music’s biggest stars started that way and Crow — 20 years after releasing her first album, the five times platinum Tuesday Night Music Club — didn’t see her-

self as exempt, no matter how many millions of albums she’s already sold. The first day of radio tour she hit larger markets like Knoxville and Chattanooga in Tennessee, Atlanta, Orlando, Fla., and some privately owned stations in smaller towns, too. One day, three states. Welcome to country. “I say that it’s fun, but it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” Crow said. “Because sitting on the bus and only getting the gratification of only playing like a couple of songs, and then driving for two more hours and then getting to play a couple more songs. It’s really hard, but it’s great, you know? ... I’ve felt really embraced.” The aptly titled Feels Like Home serves as a figurative mile marker in her personal life as well. The title could easily refer to her new life in Nashville, where she moved seven years ago after beating breast cancer. She’s since adopted two young sons, Levi and Wyatt, and settled into the creative community. Her kids go to school with the kids of other artists — she recently held a fundraiser for a local school — and they all see each other at church. “It’s really idyllic,” she said. “And the other great thing about it is I can get off the airplane and there’s no pa-

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Sheryl Crow poses for a portrait in New York. Crow’s latest release, “Feels Like Home,” will be released on Sept. 10. parazzi.” T Bone Burnett, the “Nashville” musical director who recently worked with Crow on the Stephen King-John Mellencamp project Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, thinks her shift of focus is a natural one.

“Well, she’s from Missouri — that’s just about as country as you can get,” Burnett joked. “So, I think she fits great, especially with what’s going on now in country music. At this point, she’s kind of a traditionalist in the country world.”

Week into hunger strike, Pussy Riot member hospitalized COMPLAINS OF PERSECUTION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW — A jailed member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot was hospitalized Tuesday on the seventh day of a hunger strike she declared to protest what she calls a persecution campaign against her. Maria Alekhina was transferred to a hospital in her prison colony in the Ural Mountains town of Berezniki, Pyotr Verzilov, who visited the colony Tuesday, told The Associated Press. He is the Maria Alekhina husband of one of her band mates. Alekhina went on a hunger strike last Wednesday after she was barred from attending her own parole hearing.

against the prison colony and her open statements against the violations of inmates’ rights.” She said the prison administration, as an arm of the government, had taken a negative attitude toward the Pussy Riot members from the beginning. “This negative attitude has been building up all the time and now it has turned into an open conflict between the prison colony administration and Masha (Alekhina), and surely this has very unpleasant consequences,” Samutsevich told the AP on Tuesday. Alekhina earlier spent five months in solitary confinement after claiming that officials deliberately lodged her with hardened criminals, including a convicted murderer, and encouraged them to intimidate her. In a complaint filed in January, Khrunova wrote that officials did nothing after seeing criminals threaten Alekhina with violence. The lawyer said officials also wrote false psychiatric reports and pushed Alekhina into violating colony rules. Judges have recently lifted several reprimands that officials filed against Alekhina.

The court, which is across the street from the colony, denied her release. Three members of the band — Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich — were convicted last year of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for an impromptu punk protest against Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main cathedral and given two-year sentences. Samutsevich was later released on appeal. Last month a court in the Mordovia province denied parole to Tolokonnikova, who is married to Verzilov. In a letter dated Monday and published by her lawyers, Alekhina said prison officials were attempting to turn fellow inmates against her by holding a security crackdown in advance of the parole hearing. Inmates could previously enter and leave their workplace freely, but now they have to wait for up to an hour for prison guards to escort them, Alekhina’s lawyer Irina Khrunova said. The wait denies them prompt medical care when they sustain injuries during their work sewing uniforms, she added. Samutsevich said the prison administration directly linked the crackdown to Alekhina’s “fight

Dirrty Show, new bands at Vat Pinsent, cast members to celebrate ‘Rangers’ 50th The Dirrty Show will headline at The Vat this weekend in a lineup that also features two brand new bands — with some familiar faces. The adult musical comedy duo of Melody Stang and Kayla Williams will entertain with their brand of toe-tapping, off-the wall humour on Saturday. Also on the bill are two reconfigured bands with recognizable members: Red Deer’s The Well Witchers is made up of musicians from Night at the Chelsea and Oldbury, and Edmonton band Tallest to Shortest features members from The Uncas, Red Ram and others. Tickets to the 10 p.m. show are $10 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m.

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my. The gathering will take place north of Toronto where the show was originally filmed. The half-hour CBC series, which also featured Gordon Pinsent as Sgt. Scott, began in September 1963 and is billed as the first Canadian TV series to air in colour. It ran for three seasons in more

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

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Please specify position when replying to this ad. RAPIDLY growing waste & recycling company in Alix ADAM & EVE UNISEX We would like to thank all looking for F/T office help. REQ’S F/T HAIR those candidates who Payroll & accounting exp. CUTTING PERSONNEL. apply, however only necessary. CGA preferred Above average earnings. qualified personnel will but not req’d. Sage Simply Submit resume in be contacted. Buying or Selling accounting. Email resume person at Parkland Mall. your home? to: canpakcp@outlook.com Check out Homes for Sale JUST CUTS is looking for Start your career! in Classifieds F/T HAIRSTYLIST See Help Wanted No clientele necessary. FOUND: 26’, 21 Speed Call Jen at 403-340-1447 RECEPTIONIST/ Bike. Identify to claim. Call or Christie 403-309-2494 CLASS 1 LOW BED BOOKKEEPER Leo at 403-348-0488 Accounting firm requires a TRUCK DRIVER FOUND: iPhone at the F/T receptionist/bookkeeper. HINTON, ALBERTA Farmer’s Market on May Janitorial You must be a highly Alstar Oilfield is looking for a 18th. Call 403-347-5616 organized individual with a highly motivated individual to identify. professional and courteous ARAMARK at (Dow to join our Team. manner. Good Prentiss Plant) about Alstar has been serving the communication skills and 20-25 minutes out of Red oil and gas construction proficiency in MS Office Deer needs hardworking, industry since 1969. Personals applications are essential. reliable, honest person Bookkeeping using w/drivers license, to work If you have…. QuickBooks will also be ALCOHOLICS 40/hrs. per week w/some • Minimum 5 Years with required. Please email ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 weekends, daytime hrs. Class 1 your resume to jerilyn@ Fax resume w/ref’s to • Low Bed Experience advancedbookkeeping.ca 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black COCAINE ANONYMOUS hauling Cats, Excavators, or fax to 403-346-3367. 403-304-1207 (Pager) and Side Booms • Clean Abstract • Winch Tractor Experience Oilfield • Off Road Oilfield Experience FOUND - white, curlyhaired dog in the Rosedale area. Male, no tattoo or collar. Looks to be Bichon Frise. Contact 403-986-3598, leave message please.

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If you Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: hr@alstaroilfield.com Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1036 on Resume

TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300

Morrisroe

Rosedale

GIANT KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS Garage Sale Saturday, June 1, starting at 8:30 am St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parking Lot. 6 McMillan Ave. R.D. A large assortment of household items.

65 RUTHERFORD DRIVE Fri. 31st, 1-8 & Sat 1st, 9-3 Household items, furniture, toys, sports equipment, books, & more.

Oriole Park 120 OAKWOOD CLOSE May 30, 31 & June 1. 10-6. Children & household, computer/electronics, snow blower (Craftsman), collectibles, much more.

Oilfield

Sylvan Lake 51 FERN GLADE CRES. Sat. June 1st, 9-4 Household, glassware, baby equip., baby clothes, etc. Come on down for gently used items. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

EXPERIENCED OILFIED GRADER OPERATORS REQ’D. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Call 403-502-1091

A.P.I. OILFIELD HAULING

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

“Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions” 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 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

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RITTER 1960 - 2013

Celebrations

Let Your News Ring Ou t A Classified Wedding Announcement Does it Best!

Happy 2nd Birthday Sebastian ~We love you, Mom & Dad

Funeral Directors & Services

309-3300

Red Deer Funeral Home & Crematorium

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Ricky “Rick” Levi Ritter of Lacombe, passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 53 years. Rick is survived by his fiancée Janice Craven; daughter Kristina Ritter of Red Deer, AB; sons Josh Ritter of Red Deer, AB, Chris Ritter of Carlyle, SK, Travis Ritter of Regina, SK; step sons Sean Craven of Kelowna, BC and Jordan Craven of Lethbridge, AB. Also to cherish Rick’s memory are his brothers Lyle (Debbie) Ritter and Randy (Judy) Ritter both of Regina SK; sisters Viola (Leonard) Daniel and Faye (Robert) Rusu both of Moose Jaw, SK as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Rick was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Nellie Ritter and his sister Maxine Bodnar. A Celebration of Rick’s life will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (South Centennial Room), 5214 50th Ave, Lacombe, Alberta F r i d a y, M a y 3 1 , 2 0 1 3 a t 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Rick’s honor may be made directly to the Central Alberta Cancer Centre, 3942 - 50 A Avenue, P.O. Bag 5030, Red Deer, AB T4N 4E7. Condolences to Rick’s family may be emailed to meaningfulmemorials@yahoo.ca Bruce MacArthur MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944

6150–67 Street Red Deer, AB

403-347-3319 reddeerfuneralhome.com

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D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Oilfield

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Restaurant/ Hotel

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Trades

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GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires

Experienced Oilfield Construction Labourers Industrial Painters Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individuals to join our Team in both Hinton and Fox Creek. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: hr@alstaroilfield.com Please Quote Job # 1035 on Resume For detailed job description Please email hr@alstaroilfield.com Or visit our Career Section at: www.alstaroilfield.com “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions” Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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.

RIG WORK

VACUUM/WATER TRUCK OPERATORS NEEDED Scheduled days off. Fax resume & drivers abstract to 403-786-9915

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

LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Bartender/Waitress Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.

Sales & Distributors

Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd

is looking for journeyman picker operator.Top wages/ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls.

SITE SAFETY SERVICES INC.

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: sitesafe@telusplanet.net No phone calls please.

Professionals

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CONTRACT Financial Controller for family-owned construction company. Proficient with Simply Accounting, Excel, and WHO WE LOOKING FOR ? Word Software. Responsible for monthly Applications account reconciliations Engineer including: Integrated Production Services is looking for an * bank experienced Applications * Accounts Receivable Engineer to provide pre-job * Accounts Payable planning, real time moni- * GST toring, post job follow up * Capital assets * Inter company accounts and technical support to * Loans/capital leases our Open Hole * Prepaid Expenses Completions Group. Candidate must be a * Preparation of monthly highly motivated self consolidated financial starter with a strong statements operational and technical * Preparation of semibackground. Candidates monthly payroll, monthly must have an Engineering payroll remittances, Degree or industry related record of employment Technologist Degree. This position can be based forms and T4s. * Administration of payroll out of Calgary or Red benefits Deer, Alberta. * Preparation and filing of monthly GST returns. Field Service * Preparation of annual WCB return Representative * Preparation of subcontractor Integrated Production T5018s Services is seeking highly * Previous exp. in the motivated, experienced construction industry individuals who are able would be an asset. to work un-supervised * Preparation of April 30th installing Open Hole year-end working paper Completion Systems in files for external Western Canada. This accountants position is based out of * Attention to detail Red Deer, Alberta. * Exc. communication skills * Approx. 55 hrs. per IPS offers industry month with the ability to competitive salaries, provide additional hours incentive/commission as needed. plans, and benefits for all field employees. We are Fax resume to 403-309-1944 proud of our reputation as Central Alberta’s Largest a Safety leader within the Car Lot in Classifieds industry and we continually strive to improve the delivery of our services. Interested candidates for the above positions should forward their resume to people@ipsadvantage.ca”

SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS

Restaurant/ Hotel

820

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 DRAGON City req’s P/T or F/T Servers. Please apply in person to Sam.

Restaurant/ Hotel

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1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics req’s sales people F/T, P/T for women’s cosmetics in Red Deer Malls $15/hr. Shift. canadacarts@gmail.com 1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Extreme Energy Hiring Salespersons Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Good English and communication skills, Customer service oriented. F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends. Salary $14./hr E-mail: Reachiesales@gmail.com Sunterra Meats Ltd. in Trochu is looking for a Sales Manager or Sales Manager Trainee. Successful candidate needs to have good computer skills, good communication skills and be able and willing to learn a new position. Previous experience in Sales is preferable. On the job training will be provided. Competitive salary and benefits. For more information call Trish at 403-442-4202. Interested applicants send resume to trish.hyshka@sunterra.ca, fax to 403-442-2771.

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

850

WE ARE GROWING, NOW HIRING

SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION

F/T MEAT CUTTER and

Requires Full Time

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

Is hiring for the following positions:

Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

EXPERIENCED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & CLASS 3 OR 1 TRUCK DRIVERS For the Red Deer Area. Email: len.chinski@lafarge.com or Fax 403-347-8060 LOCAL drywall company looking for a shop hand / labourer. Must have valid drivers licence, vehicle, and PPE. Please fax resume to 403-346-7398 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 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds PAINTERS NEEDED!! Min. 5 yrs. exp. in new homes, own vehicle req’d, 403-304-4964

Trades

Trades

850

TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires

QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS

CUSTOM MUFFLER

Looking for apprentice or journeyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop. Fax resume to:403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911 ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE

3rd or 4th yr. Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745 EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & top dollar. Call 403-347-2522

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F/T bricklayers and Laborers. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to 403-340-0762 or email resume to tom@westernmasonry.com

WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER

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

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Ferus Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry.

- 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: Admin@chcinc.ca or fax: 403-343-3626 Suitable applicants will be contacted.

Trades

Daytime, Evening, FT & PT Shifts Available

Apply by: Fax: (403) 341-3820 or in person at Downtown KFC 4834-53 St., Red Deer

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ACADEMIC Express Adult Education and Training

Spring Start

GED classes days/evening

Fall Start

880

Misc. Help

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

in

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

403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

ASSISTANT COACH

Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprentice or Journeyman Blackfalds

Reporting to the Shop Foreman, this individual will be responsible for a variety of duties in a serviceoriented environment. The successful candidate will be willing to work towards their Interprovincial Heavy Equipment Technician certification and have completed at a minimum their 3rd year apprenticeship requirements. This individual must be highly motivated and mechanically inclined. Ferus offers a competitive compensation package including a competitive base salary, bonus incentive plan & an excellent Benefits Package, including flex days, flexible spending account and a Group RSP Savings Plan. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, please email your resume

850

JOURNEYMAN AUTO TECHNICIAN TO START IMMEDIATELY

Joffre Plant Ferus is looking for a talented and reliable full time Millwright to join our production team out of our Joffre facility. The ideal candidate must be able to work alone, with minimal supervision. They must be an open, honest team player and be willing to work with other trades. The candidate will be responsible for: • Performing planned & breakdown maintenance; • Installing, troubleshooting & maintaining equipment based on manufacturer’s recommendations & specifications; • Conducting equipment inspections & detecting potential problems.

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

The candidate will require the following skills: • Millwright Journeyman Certificate; Interprovincial certificate preferred • Millwright/Heavy duty mechanic with field compression or plant experience • Basic computer skills; maintenance database knowledge preferred • A combination of other equivalences & experience may be considered • Occasional travel will be required Ferus offers competitive industry rates and an excellent benefits package, including a Group Savings Plan. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, Please email your resume by May 31st, 2013

To: humanresources@ferus.com or fax 1-888-879-6125 Please reference: Ad #MW-JF-0513 We thank you for your interest; however, only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted. 301649E18-F13

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

Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Vanson Close/ Visser St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info **********************

GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK

Dietary Aid/ Housekeeping

TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

Casual Positions:

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate.

The Ponoka Pool Sharks Swim Club is looking for an Assistant Coach for the 2013-2014 Season. Swim club has approx. 35 swimmers. Training schedule runs Mon. to Thurs. 4 pm - 6 pm with optional morning workout, beginning in Sept. & ending with the provincial championships in April. Club attends approx. 10 swim meets during the season.

DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo Call Jamie 403-314-4306 For more information

Must be able to work in a team environment. Mandatory criminal record check for successful applicants. First Aid, WHMIS and Food Safe training an asset. Salary according to Union Scale. Please apply in writing to Lisa Manning-Eaton, Lodge Manger, 4277 - 46A Ave. R,D, or by fax to 403-343-1728

Permanent P/T Dietary Evenings Must be able to work in a team environment. Mandatory criminal record check for successful applicants. First Aid, WHMIS and Food Safe training an asset. Salary & benefits according to Union Scale. Please apply in writing to Denise Cooper, Lodge Manager, 4820 - 33 St. R.D. or by fax to 403-343-1063

DSM INC.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Customer sales/service

SUMMER WORK

Immediate openings, $16 base/appt., Conditions apply, no exp. nec., training given 403-755-6711 www.summeropenings.ca/ DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

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www.ferus.com

PROFESSIONAL

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@ reddeeradvocate.com or rholt@reddeeradvocate.com

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

DRIVERS WANTED

Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds base. We offer: • Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule • Automatic pay increases • Training Completion Bonus • Daily per diem allowance • Recognition and incentive programs • Mechanic-maintained equipment • Travel Compensation PLUS: • Flexible Spending Account • Group RSP Savings Plan • Comprehensive Health and Dental Plan • Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send your resume & driver abstract to

Thank you for your interest; however only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

EARN EXTRA CASH!!!

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: roger@fluidexperts.com

Ferus Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry.

humanresources@ferus.com or by fax to 1-888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver #0513

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

Fluid Experts Ltd.

Ferus Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry.

Millwright

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

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

6 days per week Vehicle needed

Truckers/ Drivers

CARRIERS NEEDED

SUNNYBROOK AREA

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

needed for the PONOKA POOL SHARKS in Ponoka, Alberta

QUALIFICATIONS Successful applicants should hold a minimum of Level 1 NCCP certification & a current clean criminal record check. The successful applicant should have the ability to work well independently & in a team environment. The competitive salary range for this position is based on the candidate’s experience & credentials. For more info., or to submit your cover letter & resume, please contact Scott by email at: kellyshimp@gmail.com We will contact only those applicants invited for an interview. Closing Date for application is Friday June 14th, or until a suitable candidate is found.

880

Lewis Close/ Law Close

Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

Misc. Help

ANDERS AREA

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.

www.ferus.ca

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Oilfield Equipment Operator/Mechanic

Truckers/ Drivers

Misc. Help

Heavy Duty Mechanic to join our growing team to service Ferus’ expanding fleet of tractor & trailer units in our Blackfalds and Grande Prairie Bases. Reporting to the Shop Foreman you will be responsible for a variety of duties in a service oriented environment. Working in the Oil and Gas Field you will be required to work effectively unsupervised, have good working knowledge of Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer repairs, combined with a great attitude. A CVIP inspection license or the ability to obtain one is required. Due to the nature and volume of work some overtime and on call work will be required.

To: humanresources@ferus.com or fax 1-888-879-6125 Please reference: Ad #RDGP-MEC-0513

Western Masonry Structures

CLASS 1 driver with fluid hauling experience, local runs. 403-373-3285 or fax resume and copies of all valid tickets to 403-986-2819 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: frontbus@platinum.ca Start your career! See Help Wanted

KFC requires NOW HIRING FOR:

2nd & 3rd Year Apprentice We are looking for friendly, motivated, energetic, goal orientated team players to join our fast paced growing team! Vessel experience is an asset. Please forward your resume to Fax: 403-347-7867

WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED

We thank you for your interest; however, only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.

DELIVERY DRIVERS

WELDERS WANTED For Oilfield Manufacturing Facility

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

Carpenters & Heavy Duty Mechanic Journeyman Grande Prairie Labourers Ferus’ Operations division requires a Journeyman

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.

Competitive wages. Apply in person or fax resume to 403-885-5231.

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

www.ferus.ca

Apply at: Email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com Fax: 1-888-403-3051 www.clarkbuilders.com

F/T GROCERY CLERK

B PRESSURE JOURNEYMAN

NOW HIRING

for work in Red Deer

850

Trades

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

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: west285ltd@gmail.com

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EXPERIENCED Oilfield Construction Lead Hands

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: info@proflo.net or fax to: 403-341-4588

Trades

HERITAGE LANES BOWLING

Red Deer’s most modern 5 pin bowling center req’s F/T kitchen staff, servers and front counter staff. Must be avail. eves and wknds. Please send resume to: htglanes@ telus.net or apply in person HYDROPONIC PLANTERS 30 outer containers, culture pots, water indicators & clay pellets. $75 obo. 403-342-0878 IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622 LOOKING FOR A P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP in a green drycleaning plant. Must be able to work some evenings until 7 p.m. & some Saturdays. Call Shannon 403-550-7440 301450E18-F13

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Oilfield

ROOFING LABOURER REQ’D. 403-314-9516 please leave a message. or 403-350-1520


RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 29, 2013 D3

880

Misc. Help

NEWS PAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for early morning delivery by 6:30 am EASTVIEW 84 Papers $441/month $5292/yr. WESTPARK 81 Papers $425/month $5103/yr.

Bicycles

1540

Misc. for Sale

1760

3050

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

MATCHING DELSOL 1xi 2.0 Bicycles, 20 & 22 in. frames, red and silver, 21 spd., light weight. New $750 ea. now $100 ea. 403-347-4896

TWO 24” standards/brack- 4 PLEX in Normandeau, 2 ets $2; extendable fishing bdrm, 4 appls, water, sewrod $5; bike hanger $5; 2 er & garbage incld’d, step stools $3/ea; 3 shelf fenced yard, no pets, $900 rent/s.d. 403-788-3980 urethane cabinet $18; 2 or 403-357-4094 nylon braided rugs $15/ea; 4 battery operated wall ACROSS from park, clocks $4/ea; 3 white corn e r s h e l v e s ( w o o d e n ) 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, Clothing 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. $3/ea; queen mattress d.d. $650. Avail. now or c o v e r, p a d d e d $ 3 ; 4 June 1. 403-304-5337 MEN’S HONDO BRAND dishes, 3 cereal bows, 2 coffee mugs $/all; 4 glass COWBOY BOOTS. GLENDALE Size 8.5 D. One brown pair c a n i s t e r s $ 8 / a l l ; e - z e e & one grey pair.†$25 a pair. wrap under counter mount, 2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., 1000 ft. roll $15; two 26” $950 incl. sewer, water & Call (403) 342-7908. long decorative spoon/fork garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. July 1. 403-304-5337 wall hanging $10; lg. wall Equipmentclock /2 candles and hold- GREAT FAMILY HOME ers $15; quilt multi colors In Riverside Meadows Misc. $30; short Wrangler jacket Bi-level 2 bdrms, 1 bath, (med) $12; carving set in FORKLIFT, Komatsu, w/balcony, 2 appls. No single mast, gas engine. case $7; assorted dollies pets. N/S. $835& UTIL; $4/all; older Sony colored SD $835. Avail JUNE 1st. $2500. 403-347-6455 t v $ 5 ; 2 f l o w e r v a s e s Hearthstone 403-314-0099 $3/ea. 403-314-2026 or 403-396-9554 Equipment-

1590 1620

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

1630

Heavy

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

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

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Tools NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303 Noise Solutions Delburne, AB accepting Resumes for Welders, Assemblers, Parts & Field Crew. Email to lgoddard@ noisesolutions.com 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

Pets & Supplies

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GORGEOUS KITTENS Calico, Orange, & Cream Colour. Free to good home. 403-782-3130 OUTDOOR FISH POND, 30 Gallon, Wooden Frame. $50. TWO 15 Gallon Aquariums, $15/each. 403-343-6785

29 Lansbury Close, Lacombe Thurs. 30th - Sat. June 1st 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Compound mitre saw w/Rousseau rolling stand $845. Sliding router table $400. Scroll saw $800. JD air compressor Cats $400. Band saw $450. Oscillating spindle sander $800. Lathe $1500. Belt/disc FREE to good home, 2 sander $630. Down draft wonderful indoors cats, table $400. And much more. orange tabby brothers, 5 yrs. old, very social, food NEW BAUSCH CHOP and access. incld. SAW, non-slide. $150. 403-341-5104 350-5524 403-346-3708

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PARKVALE 2 bdrm. lower level duplex, 4 appls. close to trails, N/S, no pets. $800 + utils. 403-346-4297

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ADULT ONLY APT in Highland Green

2 bright bdrms, 1 bath, w/balcony, 2 appls. Coin-op laundry. No pets. N/S. $895 & Power; SD $895. Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554

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Clean, quiet, newly reno’d adult building. Rent $850, S.D. $700. Avail. June 1. Near hospital. No pets 403-340-1032 or 318-3679

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

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MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. MOBILE to be moved. Mauricia 403-340-0225 1998 Moduline 16x76. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 7 appls. New flooring, skylight. $75,000 obo. 403-506-9128

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2006 HONDA Civic Coupe LX RAYMOND SHORES Exc cond. Loaded, 84,000 km GULL LAKE, 2012 Park model home, on professionally landscaped lot. Fully furnished. Too many extras to list. 403-350-5524 for details.

Lots For Sale

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

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

2001 HONDA S2000. 403-588-6294

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

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Competitive starting wages plus regular increases. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm Excellent benefits package. Opportunities to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking and seeking a long-term career. Apply in person, or email to: hartleytj@eecol.com 4747 - 61st Street Yard helper required immediately to assist crane operator with unloading trucks in Blackfalds, AB. Starting wage $17/hr. Contact Western Reload @403.263.5666 or anorthcott@ westernreload.com.

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Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs

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MAGNAVOX am/fm radio with cassette player $20 403-340-1120 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

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GOLF carry bag $25 obo; Action Spy books, 4 boxes $60 obo 403-782-3847

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stuff 1500-1990

TOOL Box, “TUFF BOX”, fits small truck. $30. SOLD

Acreages/ Farms

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

Houses/ Duplexes

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3 BDRM, 3 bath home , nice deck, new paint & carpet, for over 40 couple with no pets at 7316-59 Ave. Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. Ph: 403-341-4627

ROOM for rent $550./mo. Call 403-352-7417 ROOM for rent. $450 rent, d.d. $350. 403-343-0421 SMALL BDRM. Furnished. $450. 403-342-4604

SUV's

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2010 BMW X3 AWD, panoroof, 25821 kms., $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 GMC Envoy Denali, white, grey leather int. loaded, very clean, 205,000 km. $8995 obo. 403-343-2218 day, 403-886-2411 evngs.

2005 INFINITI FX 35 AWD sunroof, leather, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2004 Saturn VUE AWD loaded w/sun roof 4, cyl. very nice shape, $5400. 403-746-5541, 550-0372

Trucks

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1996 CONCORD Chrysler p.w., p.d., leather, 4 dr., , 1 9 9 2 D O D G E D a k o t a works good. 219,000 kms. needs trans, sell for parts or as is 403-318-7625 $1200. obo ***SOLD***

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VINYL FENCING material, Condos/ privacy & picket models, Townhouses Bud Haynes & ASIAN Executive Touch INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS GUTTERS CLEANED & Discount pricing. Ltd. amt. Co. Auctioneers REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 Exclusive for men. Open 9 in stock. 43-347-6455 ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. Certified Appraisers 1966 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. with oilfield service appls, shows like new. Estates, Antiques, 5003-50 St. 403-348-5650 companies, other small $1000 + utils. Avail. June Misc. Firearms. businesses and individuals VELOX EAVESTROUGH 1, 403-341-9974 Cleaning & Repairs. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. RW Smith, 346-9351 Help Reasonable rates. 340-9368 347-5855 SOUTHWOOD PARK TH 3110-47 Avenue, International ladies 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, Contractors Escorts Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Private back entry. 403-341-4445 Sorry no pets. BLACK CAT CONCRETE ASIAN MZ. REIKO www.greatapartments.ca MASSAGE ABOVE ALL Garage/patios/rv pads 587-377-1298 Avail. days WALK-INS WELCOME Duties include: sidewalks/driveways PET FRIENDLY 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Dean 403-505-2542 - Service Writing TOWNHOUSE

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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 in place to protect your investment. 403-782-4599

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NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason A HALF DUPLEX HOME Martin Homes 403-588-2550 located @ 4624-46A Ave. CLASSIFICATIONS Close, Sylvan Lake, AB. NEWLY renovated, 1/2 The 980 sq. ft. main flr. block south of hospital, 5000-5300 l i v i n g r o o m , d i n e t t e , legal suites, park. revenue kitchen with oak cabinetry, $ 3 5 8 K I m p e r i a l L a n d 1 average size bdrm., a Services Inc. 403-346-4438 master bdrm. & 4 piece Cars main bathroom. Recent updates incl. 3 windows, Cottages/Resort appliances, roof, toilet Property & flooring. Full height concrete bsmt. is partly AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT developed with family ON SHUSWAP LAKE, room, spare room, mewith own dock/buoy. chanical room, & 1 Beautiful property in complete bdrm. & 3 piece Sorrento only $249’000. bathroom. 1-403-887-2693 If you are 55+ look at Central Alberta’s Largest Property Guys ID Nr 65213 2007 MERCEDES BENZ B 200 5 speed, $8,888. or call Roger†403-350-8089 Car Lot in Classifieds 348-8788 Sport & Import Tanja 250-804-6436

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 L A R G E 2 b d r m . b s m t . Help-U-Sell of Red Deer suite in Blackfalds, own www.homesreddeer.com Classifieds entrance, washer, dryer, Your place to SELL Dogs fridge, stove, utils. incld, LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX Your place to BUY in gated community in Red 403-782-7745 Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. SHELTIES LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. Phone 403-506-9491 4M, 1F, vet checked, SUITES. 25+, adults only ready to go $500/ea. MASON MARTIN HOMES Firewood n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 403-722-3204 846-0198 New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. AFFORDABLE Dbl. att. garage. Homestead Firewood Sporting 403-588-2550 Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. Goods 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. MASON MARTIN HOMES 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 Adult bldg. N/S No pets New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. 403-755-9852 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, FREE Briarwood pool table Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. by Brunswick 100” x 55”, Poplar. Can deliver 403-588-2550 GONE 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 MASON MARTIN HOMES GOLF CLUB SET LOGS New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. RIGHT HANDED Semi loads of pine, spruce, Dbl. att. garage. King Kong Driver, tamarack, poplar. 403-588-2550 NOW RENTING Callaway 3 Wood, Ping Price depends on location. 1& 2 BDRM. APT’S. Eye 2 Style Irons, 3-PW, MUST SELL Lil Mule Logging 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer BECU. 52 & 56 Degree New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 403-318-4346 Newer bldg. secure entry Wedges, Wilson Harmonizer 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner w/ onsite manager, 5 Putter. Like new TNT bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / appls., incl. heat and hot cart bag. $80 for all. garage. 403-588-2550 del. Lyle 403-783-2275 water, washer/dryer SOLD NEW, classy 1286 sq. ft. hookup, infloor heating, a/c., USED SET OF LADIES car plug ins & balconies. bungalow, situated in a Garden R.H. GOLF CLUBS. quiet cul de sac in PONOKA. Call 403-343-7955 3 graphite woods, 5 irons, Open plan with plenty of Supplies bag, Callaway shoes: size OPPOSITE HOSPITAL n a t u r a l l i g h t , v a u l t e d 6.5, easy pull cart. $135. Large adult 2 bdrm. apt., ceilings, 2 bedrooms plus 15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW den and 2 full bathrooms. balcony, No pets. $800 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR 403-346-3581 after 6 p.m. rent/SD, heat/water incld., U p g r a d e s i n c l u d e o a k & BROOK POPLAR Looking for a place cabinets, maple hardwood, 403-346-5885 Beautiful trees. You dig. to live? gas fireplace, main floor Please phone 403-302-1919 Take a tour through the PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. laundry, mud room and 3 CLASSIFIEDS heat/ water. $685 avail. 21” POULL Self Propelled car garage. The roomy June 1, no pets 403-348-6594 basement is ready for your Lawn Mower. $100. 403-346-3086 PONOKA, lrg. 1 bdrm apt. d e s i g n . P l e a s e e m a i l Travel secura@telus.net or call incld’s, laundry & all utils. Packages (780) 699 6866 for more $750. Avail. immed. Household info. Only $379,000. 403-993-3441, 637-2591 TRAVEL ALBERTA Appliances Alberta offers SUNNYBROOK SOMETHING APPLS. reconditioned lrg. 1 bdrm. apt. avail. May 15 for everyone. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. Water & heat incld, clean Make your travel warr. Riverside Appliances and quiet, great location, plans now. 403-342-1042 no pets. 403-346-6686 ELECTROLUX Double Convection wall oven, new in box. Retail $3599. Sell REDUCED $3000. 403-347-4902 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, 486 Wishart St., Red Deer 6 yr old 3 bdrm + office/den N/S. No pets. 1300 sq. ft. bi-level. Maple 403-596-2444 Household hardwood, 5 piece ensuite Furnishings AGRICULTURAL with jetted tub, fireplace, wet bar, finished oversized CLASSIFICATIONS Rooms DOWNSIZING/MOVING garage, underground For Rent Antique tea trollie, $150 2000-2290 sprinklers, central vac, in-floor 403-887-8785 (Sylvan) $425MO/d.d. incl. everything. heat, water softener. Kitchen has maple cabinets, stainDOWNSIZING/MOVING Female. 403-342-1834 or less appls, breakfast bar & Misc. Furniture 587-877-1883 after 2:30 Horses pantry. Fenced yard, deck TV unit $75 CLEAN, quiet, responsible, & ground level stone patio. Couch table $25 Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 All appls. & window coverings Coffee Table $25 WANTED: all types of incl. $ 472,000. Call Loveseat $30 horses. Processing locally FURN. room, all utils. and 403-887-8785 (Sylvan) in Lacombe weekly. cable incld, $425/mo. Text 403-597-1149 or 403-304-8002 403-651-5912 any time or call between www.laebon.com DOWNSIZING/MOVING 5 pm - 9 pm 403-598-6467 Laebon Homes 346-7273 Teak office desk $100. 403-887-8785 (Sylvan) MOUNTVIEW: Avail June 1, fully furn bdrm. $500/mo LIGHT Oak table & (6) Condos/ & $250 DD. Working M or chairs, opens to 8’. $350. Townhouses Student only. 403-396-2468 403-343-7393 Classifieds...costs so little MASON MARTIN HOMES SINGLE BED FRAME. Saves you so much! Forest green, all metal. New condo, 1000 sq.ft. CLASSIFICATIONS $30. 403-346-3708 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., ROOM $600. Blackfalds. FOR RENT • 3000-3200 All $189,800. 403-588-2231 incld’d, furn. 588-2564

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3 BDRM. furnished, Main ST. Condor, 15 mins E. of Rocky. Fenced yard. $800 + DD & utils. 6 appls. Refs required. 403-877-4601

Newly Reno’d Mobile 302285E29

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Handyman Services

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VII MASSAGE Feeling over whelmed? Hard work day? Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave. www. viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels. 403-986-6686 RED DEER’S BEST

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

Moving & Storage

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BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Painters/ Decorators

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PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. We carry WCB & Liability Insurance. 403-307-4798

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

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

Misc. Services

Property clean up 340-8666

Seniors’ Services

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

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

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BEYOND THE HEDGE. Weekly/Bi-weekly & holiday mows still avail. Call 403-596-6856

LAWN AERATING Call 403-304-0678

ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745


D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

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

2000 JAYCO Quest 23’ 3 pce. bath, air, sleeps 6. Exc. shape $6000 obo **SOLD**

2004 PALOMINO 2 propane bottles, c/w everything you would need. $5,500. obo. 403-896-5627

1990 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE; 1 owner; 100% original; 54,000 km; fully loaded; estate sale; in storage since 2004; $8,900; 403-318-8282

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

2004 Saturn VUE AWD loaded w/sun roof 4, cyl. very nice shape, $5400. 403-746-5541, 550-0372

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

2001 HONDA S2000.

2005 BMW 745LI, heated, leather, sunroof,

1996 CONCORD Chrysler p.w., p.d.,

2002 EXPLORER. Sleeps 6, awning, stove, fridge, furnace, microwave & other extras. $3500 obo 403-343-8761

1997 TRAVELLAIRE Prestige 265, clean, well kept, back kitchen w/sunshine ceiling, electric front jacks, back tow hitch $8000. 887-6295

1998 NISSAN Pathfinder Chilkoot 4x4, auto, $3900 obo. 403-342-5609

leather, 4 dr., , works good. 219,000 kms. $1200. obo ***SOLD***

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

2000 BUICK Park Avenue. 246,000 km. Nice cond. Needs nothing. 403-340-2604

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

2006 FUSION SE, 4 dr., p. everything, 68,000 kms. 1 owner. 403-342-2480, 550-0095

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

2009 FORD F 150 Lariat 4x4 loaded, tow pkg, 82,000 kms, exc. cond. $24,900 403-346-0633

2008 Ford F150 4X4 Supercrew XLT 143,600 km $14,900 obo. Tow pkg. backup camer Very Good Condition. 403-358-9646

2010 BMW X3 AWD, pano- roof, 25821 kms., $36,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2008 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 72,000 km Sport & Import 7652-50 Ave. 403-348-8788

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

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

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

2008 JEEP WRANGLER Unlimited Rubicon $24,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

Eddie Bauer 4X4, htd./cool lthr., $29888 7652 50 Ave. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2005 INFINITI FX 35 AWD sunroof, leather, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 TRAVELAIR As new cond. Used very little. Immaculate. Sleeps 4. New generator incl. $10,500. SOLD

2004 CADILLAC Escalade, AWD, leather

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

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

2008 PUMA 27’ w/slide. On site at River Ridge RV Park. deck, gazebo, shed & BBQ. $18,500 on location or $17,000 if removing trailer only. 403-342-6252, 352-6063

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

2005 TRIPLE E Senator, 28’ Ford V010 chassis, w/car dolly. No slide-out, $35,000. 403-350-0542

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

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

2012 MITSUBISHI RVR SE AWC, 33,719 kms.,

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B

2009 BMW 335i retractable hardtop

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$19,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

DVD, $14,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

DO YOU HAVE VEHICLE ACCESSORIES

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2004 F150 QUAD

supercab 4x4, loaded, very clean inside and out, runs exc. $6600 403-550-0372

2004 FORD FREESTAR SEL 1 owner. Exc. cond. 139,000 km. 403-347-7126

2006 CADILLAC SRX, AWD One owner, excellent cond. 186,000 kms, $10,500. + GST Duane at 403-346-8627

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

2006 GMC C4500 Topkick duramax diesel, 4X4, auto, $44888 7652 50 Ave 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 Classic LT. 4,425 kms. exc. cond. grey/white. $6500. 403-596-1312

200 5 speed, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

gorgeous $38,888 Sport & Import 348 8788

2007 Mercedes Benz CLS 63 AMG 508 HP

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

$41,888

348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 FORD Expedition

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

$21,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2013 WINNEBAGO

Tour 42QD, Immaculate, Used one season, 11,000 kms, Fully equipped, DONT MISS THIS DEAL $299,900. 403-318-4248.

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

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1992 TRAVELLAIRE 26’, air, new laminate flr. 2800 Watt Genset generator. $9,900. 403-782-6115

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Holiday Trailers 1990 GMC SIERRA 1500 SLE; 1 owner; 100% original; 54,000 km; fully loaded; estate sale; in storage since 2004; $8,900; 403-318-8282

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Russia has been the key ally of the Syrian regime, protecting it from United Nations sanctions and providJERUSALEM — Israel’s defence ing it with weapons despite the civil chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to war there that has claimed over 70,000 supply sophisticated anti-aircraft mislives. siles to Syria was a “threat” and sigIn any case, an open confrontanalled that Israel is prepared to use tion between Israel and Russia would force to stop the delivery. seem to be months away. Russian miliThe warning by Defence Minister tary analysts say it would take at least Moshe Yaalon ratcheted up tensions one year for Syrian crews to learn how with Moscow over the planned sale to operate the S-300s, and the trainof S-300 air-defence missiles to Syria. ing will involve a live drill with real Earlier in the day, a top ammunition at a Russian Russian official said his shooting range. There has government remained com‘CLEARLY THIS MOVE IS A THREAT TO US. been no evidence that any mitted to the deal. such training has begun. AT THIS STAGE I CAN’T SAY THERE IS AN Israel has been lobbyRussia were to deliver ESCALATION. THE SHIPMENTS HAVE NOT theIfmissiles ing Moscow to halt the sale, to Syria, Israeli fearing the missiles would BEEN SENT ON THEIR WAY YET. AND I HOPE and Western intelligence upset the balance of power would likely detect the shipTHAT THEY WILL NOT BE SENT.’ in the region and could slip ment, and Israel would have into the hands of hostile ample time to strike before — MOSHE YAALON groups, including the LebaISRAEL DEFENCE MINISTER the system is deployed. nese militia Hezbollah, a Ryabkov’s statement close ally of the Syrian recame a day after European gime. airspace. The S-300s would expand Union’s decision to lift an arms embarIsrael has carried out several air- Syria’s capabilities, allowing it to go against Syrian rebels. He criticized strikes in Syria in recent months that counter airstrikes launched from for- the EU decision, saying it would help are believed to have destroyed weap- eign airspace as well. fuel the conflict. ons shipments bound for Hezbollah. In Moscow, Russia’s deputy foreign Israel’s defence chief spoke at an Israel has not confirmed carrying out minister, Sergei Ryabkov, wouldn’t say annual civil defence drill to prepare the attacks. whether Russia has shipped any of for missile attacks on Israel. This The delivery of the Russian mis- the S-300s, which have a range of up year’s exercise comes at a time of siles to Syria could limit the Israeli to 200 kilometres (125 miles) and the heightened concerns that Israel could air force’s ability to act. It is not clear capability to track and strike multiple be dragged into the Syrian civil war. whether Israeli warplanes entered targets simultaneously. But he insisted A number of mortar shells from the Syrian airspace in these attacks. that Moscow isn’t going to abandon fighting in Syria have landed in the IsEarlier this month, Israeli Prime the deal despite strong Western and raeli-controlled Golan Heights. While Minister Benjamin Netanyahu trav- Israeli criticism. Israel believes most of the fire has elled to Russia to discuss the Syrian “We understand the concerns and been errant, it has accused Syria of firsituation with President Vladimir Pu- signals sent to us from different capi- ing intentionally at Israeli targets on tin. The sides have said little about the tals. We realize that many of our part- several occasions, and last week the talks, but the S-300s were believed to ners are concerned about the issue,” sides briefly exchanged fire. have been on the agenda. Ryabkov said. “We have no reason to Israel’s civil defence chief, Home “Clearly this move is a threat to us,” revise our stance.” Front Minister Gilad Erdan, said this Yaalon told reporters Tuesday when He said the missiles could be a de- week’s drill was not specifically conasked about the planned Russian sale. terrent against foreign intervention in nected to the tensions with Syria. “At this stage I can’t say there is an Syria and would not be used against “But of course we must take into escalation. The shipments have not Syrian rebels, who do not have an air consideration that something like that been sent on their way yet. And I hope force. might happen in the near future bethat they will not be sent,” he said. But “We believe that such steps to a cause of what we see in Syria, and be“if God forbid they do reach Syria, we large extent help restrain some ’hot- cause we know that chemical weapwill know what to do.” heads’ considering a scenario to give ons exist in Syria and might fall to Since the Syrian conflict erupted an international dimension to this con- the hands of radical Muslim terror in March 2011, Israel repeatedly has flict,” he said. groups,” he said. voiced concerns that Syria’s sophisBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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YANGON, Myanmar — Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Islamic leaders expressed dismay over decisions by authorities in western Myanmar to restore a two-child limit on a Muslim minority group, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists and follows accusations of “ethnic cleansing.” The order makes Myanmar perhaps the only country in the world to level such a restriction against a particular religious group, and is likely to bring further criticism that Muslims are being discriminated against in the Buddhistmajority country. Some Buddhists, however, welcomed the plan for addressing their fear of a population explosion among the Muslim minority known as Rohingya. Authorities in strife-torn Rakhine state said this past weekend that they were restoring a measure imposed during past military rule that banned Rohingya families from having more than two children. Details about the policy and how it will be enforced have not been released, sparking calls for clarity and concerns of more discrimination against a group the U.N. calls one of the world’s most persecuted people. “If true, this is against the law,” said Suu Kyi, the opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Suu Kyi has faced criticism for failing to defend the Rohingya following two waves of deadly sectarian violence last year. She told reporters Monday that she had not heard details of the latest measure but, if it exists, “It is discriminatory and also violates human rights.” The policy applies to two Rakhine townships that border Bangladesh and have the highest Muslim populations in the state. The townships, Buthidaung and Maungdaw, are about 95 per cent Muslim. Nationwide, Muslims account for only about 4 per cent of Myanmar’s roughly 60 million people. The central government has not made any statement about the two-child policy since Rakhine state authorities quietly enacted the measure a week ago. Calls seeking comment from government spokesmen were not returned. The U.S. government also registered deep concern. In Washington, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said Tuesday the U.S. opposes coercive birth limitation policies and urges Myanmar “to eliminate all such policies without delay.” Those comments come just a week after President Thein Sein visited the White House and President Barack Obama called for an end to violence against the Muslim group and

for their rights and dignity to be recognized. Longstanding antipathy toward the Rohingya erupted last year into mob violence in which Rakhine Buddhists armed with machetes razed thousands of Muslim homes, leaving hundreds of people dead and forcing 125,000 to flee, mostly Muslims. The New York-based group Human Rights Watch has accused the government and security forces in Rakhine of fomenting an organized campaign of “ethnic cleansing” against the Rohingya, who are regarded as aliens. Since the violence, the religious unrest has expanded into a campaign against Muslim communities in other areas, posing a serious challenge to President Thein Sein’s reformist government as it attempts to implement democratic reforms after nearly half a century of harsh military rule. Myanmar’s government does not include the Rohingya as one of its 135 recognized ethnic minorities. It considers them to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh and denies them citizenship. Bangladesh says the Rohingya have been living in Myanmar for centuries and should be recognized there as citizens. Rakhine state spokesman Win Myaing said over the weekend the policy was meant to stem population growth in the Muslim community, which a government-appointed commission last month identified as one of the causes of the sectarian violence. He said authorities have not determined how the measure will be enforced, but it will be mandatory. “This is the best way to control the population explosion which is a threat to our national identity. If no measure is taken to control the population, there is a danger of losing our own identity,” said National Affairs Minister for the Yangon Region Zaw Aye Maung, an ethnic Rakhine member of parliament. He said restricting the number of children in the poorer Muslim community will benefit them because smaller families are better able to feed, clothe and educate their children. A Buddhist monk in Maungdaw township was also enthusiastic. “It’s a good idea. If the government can really control the Bengali population in the area, the other communities will feel more secure and there will be less violence like what happened in the past,” said monk Manithara from the Aungmyay Bawdi monastery, using the name “Bengali” that most Buddhists prefer to “Rohingya.” ”It’s also a good step to develop the living standards of the people in the region. China also has this kind of policy.“

Honduras gangs sign truce with government BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — Honduras’ two biggest and most dangerous street gangs declared an unprecedented truce Tuesday, offering peace in the world’s most violent country in exchange for rehabilitation and jobs. A spokesman for the Mara Salvatrucha, identified only as Marco, said the gang will commit to zero violence and zero crime in the streets as a first-step show of good faith. He spoke to reporters from a prison cell in San Pedro Sula, the Central American country’s northern business capital and one of the world’s most violent cities. “Our truce is with God, society and authorities. We ask society and authorities to forgive us for the damage we have done,” Marco said. Minutes later, a leader of the rival 18th Street gang gave a separate news conference from another prison cell, saying his gang offers the same as the

Mara Salvatrucha, “if the government will listen.” His face was covered by a scarf and he didn’t give his name. The truce, patterned after one between the same two gangs in neighbouring El Salvador, has been worked out over the last eight months with mediation by Roman Catholic Bishop Romulo Emiliani of San Pedro Sula. President Porfirio Lobo said Monday that he was backing efforts by the church leader, saying he personally offered his support. But there has been no official government response so far. Emiliani said last week when announcing the impending truce that the gangs need government help to break away from their criminal lives, including extorting money from businesses to finance their war with each other. He said authorities should try to turn Honduras’ prisons into rehabilitation centres. In El Salvador, authorities say the truce that began last year has sharply lowered the number of violent deaths.

According to reports from Salvadoran public security authorities, homicides have dropped about 52 per cent in the 14 months of the truce. But there is skepticism that a gang truce could reduce violence that dramatically in Honduras, which is said to have the highest homicide rate in the world with anywhere from 85 to 91 killings per 100,000 people. About 20 people die violently every day. A 2010 U.N. crime report said only 30 per cent of the killings are the result of gang-on-gang violence. “The dynamic of violence in the country goes beyond gangs and reflects the existence of multiple actors that are difficult to pinpoint,” said Julieta Castellanos, the National University of Honduras rector whose son and a friend were slain in 2011, allegedly by Honduran police and not gang members. She said she is concerned the agreement will mean even less criminal prosecution in a country with an enormously high impunity rate.


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Husband feels rejected over wife’s lack of interest in sex Dear Annie: My wife and I have been Dear Annie: My Dad is getting remarried for 34 years. married on Labour Day weekend. AlI changed jobs so I could have bet- though I’m happy for him, this will be ter hours and pay and more time with his third marriage. my wife and son. Eighteen months ago, I went to the last two ceremonies. I went on disability due to severe ar- During his most recent marriage, he thritis. put his new family’s needs A few years back, I noahead of those of my sibticed that my wife was comlings and me from the “old ing up with reasons for us marriage.” I’m expecting not to have sex. the same this time around. She said my work hours Here’s the problem: kept her up too late, and I have been training for then she played Internet months to run a full maragames all night. A year ago, thon that happens to be her father died, and she scheduled the same day as claims she has to stay with the wedding. Mom five nights a week. I didn’t know about the In the past eight months, wedding until after I’d alwe’ve had sex twice. ready signed up for the MITCHELL I never forget an occamarathon. sion and bought her lovely Although I’d be finished & SUGAR gifts for Valentine’s Day, running by the time the her birthday and our anniceremony begins, it’s three versary. She got me nothing. hours away and a long drive She could have asked her after a physically and emobrother to stay with Mom, but didn’t. I tionally intense event. spent my birthday alone, without even My Dad says it’s really important to a phone call. him that I go, and so do my siblings. I spent our anniversary watching But I’m turning 30 soon and am weary her play Internet games, and when we of Dad’s immaturity. finally got into bed, she pushed me Should I go to both events? Should I away, telling me to leave her alone. put my needs first and not go at all? — We had a big argument, and she said Long-Distance Runner she doesn’t love me and only stays beDear Running: We think you should cause of our 30-year-old son. make an effort to go, even if it means She also said I need her because of arriving late. her insurance. He’s still your father, and your presAnnie, I am afraid I am going to die ence matters to him. And who knows? alone and in pain. Maybe the third time’s the charm. I am looking at a bottle of pills, wonDear Annie: I’m 73 and have been dering whether I should take them and sending emails for quite awhile. simply get out of her way. — Rejected I don’t remember hearing that all Dear Rejected: Please don’t. caps means shouting. For many of us, Your wife isn’t looking to divorce. finding the “Caps Lock” button is alThe main problem is that she’s no lon- ready an accomplishment. ger interested in sex. The alternatives you suggested to She believes (and perhaps rightly) enlarge the lettering is so beyond our that being around you means she will abilities, they could have been in a forfeel pressured to be intimate. So she eign language. avoids you by spending time online or I can’t imagine any seniors getting with Mom. upset about receiving a letter all in The two of you have decisions to caps, even if it were shouting. make. Is she willing to have sex on ocMany of us are also hard of hearing. casion? Are you willing to live without — N.D. Rose it? Are there other accommodations Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy you could reach regarding intimacy? Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime ediPlease discuss these issues honestly tors of the Ann Landers column. Please and openly. If you find it too difficult email your questions to anniesmailbox@ to start this conversation, talk to your comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, doctor about a referral to a marriage c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, counsellor. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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NYC launches bike sharing program THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The biggest bicycle-sharing program in the U.S. got rolling Monday, as thousands of New Yorkers got their first chance to ride a network described as a new form of public transit. The privately financed program — called Citi Bike, after lead sponsor Citigroup Inc. — began with 6,000 bikes at more than 300 stations. Plans call for expanding it to 10,000 bikes docked at 600 places in Manhattan,

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*Price Matched Look for the symbol in store. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES (note that our major supermarket competitors may not). Due to the fact that product is ordered prior to the time of our Ad Match checks, quantities may be limited. We match select items in our major supermarket competitors’ flyers throughout the week. Major supermarket competitors are determined solely by us based on a number of factors which can vary by store location. We match identical items (defined as same brand, size, and attributes, and carried at this store location) and for fresh produce, meat and bakery, we match a comparable item (as determined solely by us). Guaranteed Lowest Prices applies only to our major supermarket competitors’ print advertisements (i.e. flyer, newspaper). We will match the competitor’s advertised price only during the effective date of the competitor’s print advertisement. We will not match competitors’ “multi-buys” (eg. 2 for $4), “spend x get x”, “Free”, “clearance”, discounts obtained through loyalty programs, or offers related to our third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners etc.). We reserve the right to cancel or change the terms of this promise at any time. Quantities and/or selection of items may be limited and may not be available in all stores. NO RAINCHECKS OR SUBSTITUTIONS on clearance items or where quantities are advertised as limited. Advertised pricing and product selection (flavour, colour, pattern, style) may vary by store location. We reserve the right to limit quantities to reasonable family requirements. We are not obligated to sell items based on errors or misprints in typography or photography. Applicable taxes, deposits, or environmental surcharges are extra. No sales to retail outlets. Some items may have “plus deposit and environmental charge” where applicable. ®/TM The trademarks, service marks and logos displayed in this newspaper ad are trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. All rights reserved. © 2013 Loblaws Inc. Customer Relations: 1-866-999-9890. 48757E29


Red Deer Advocate, May 29, 2013