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ing a speech to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce. “We can choose to ignore it — bury your head in the sand and not do anything about it — or we can take a look at what’s happened and use that as a bit of a guide going forward.” Forgeron’s prediction seemed especially fitting in Alberta — a natural catastrophe capital of sorts when it comes to insurance payouts. “Here in Alberta you can expect more drought where you’ve had a history of that over the last 100 years or so,” he said.
There should be more public education to help prevent viruses that lead to liver cancer, says a Central Alberta Aids Network spokesperson. According to the federal gov- HALF OF CASES PREVENTABLE B3 ernment, hepatitis B is one of the most common vaccine-preventable diseases among travellers, Candice Berry, HIV prevention educator at CAANS, said on Wednesday. She was responding to Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013, a report that states the rate of liver cancer tripled for Canadian men and doubled for women between 2000 and 2007. Berry said in 2008, about 250,000 Canadians were living hepatitis C positive and 65 per cent of them didn’t know they had it. About five per cent of the population had hepatitis B at some point in their life. “We have people come in and talk about hep B, hep C, HIV, as well as sexually-transmitted infections,” said Berry. Both hepatitis B and C can live outside the body so there should be more public education on the viruses, she said. “It’s all about sharing and using other people’s equipment, whether it’s nail clippers or drug equipment or tattooing or sex or travelling abroad.” The Canadian Cancer Society report was done in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada. The liver cancer rate for men is now 6.9 cases per 100,000 and 1.9 cases for women. It will account for an estimated one per cent of all new cancer diagnoses and deaths in 2013, but it has a five-year survival rate of only 20 per cent. In Canada, 1,000 deaths are expected this year. In Alberta, more than 170 men are expected to be diagnosed with liver cancer in 2013 and nearly 130 will die. For women, 80 are expected to be diagnosed and about 60 will die. “It’s one of the few cancers where we’re actually seeing a fairly alarming increase in incidents. It’s definitely one where the survivorship is still very low. Only one in five people who are diagnosed with liver cancer will survive beyond five years,” said Sarah Hawkins, public policy analyst.
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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Central Alberta Conservative MP Blake Richards has been fined $14,000 for breaking robocall rules. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on Wednesday that four political parties, elected officials and telemarketers were fined $369,000 combined for violating the law. The Alberta-based Wildrose Party, the Ontario Conservatives, the federal NDP, Edmonton-based telemarketer RackNine and Liberal MP March Garneau have paid their fines. Richards and the federal Conservatives have 30 days to pay the penalty. In the case of Richards, his calls were made in his Wild Rose riding between August and October 2012 and did not identify that they were being made on
his behalf or provide a mailing address. His riding includes the Olds, Sundre and Caroline areas in Central Alberta. According to automated calling rules, the call must begin with a clear message identifying the person on whose behalf the call is made, including a mailing address and a local or toll-free number. In an email statement, Richards said he surveys his constituents using a variety of ways, including regular mail surveys, town hall meetings and door knocking. “In this case, my office engaged a service provider to survey my constituents on their views on legislation being considered by Parliament,” he said. “It was my understanding that the provider was well experienced with these types of surveys and as such, it was reasonable to assume the provider would ensure compliance with all applicable regulations.”
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Extreme weather in the forecast: insurance head ALBERTA A NATURAL CATASTROPHE CAPITAL OF SORTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada is offering a gloomy forecast of more extreme weather in the years to come and is urging municipalities to fix crumbling storm-water infrastructure to prepare. “The numbers would indicate the possibility is becoming more the reality. We’ve seen a change in weather patterns ... the experts that we’ve consulted say that we can expect more severe weather across the country,” Don Forgeron said Wednesday follow-
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Tactical team called to contentious meeting over cuts to disabilities EDMONTON — A man has been arrested after threats were allegedly made against an Alberta political leader at a a public meeting where controversial cuts to the province’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities program were discussed. Heavily armed tactical officers were called Wednesday afternoon to the meeting of about 500 people at Edmonton’s Italian Cultural Centre.
ity rates. People are surviving them. Fewer people are being diagnosed. So we have a lot of good news about those even though they continue to be the most predominate cancers,” Hawkins said. An estimated 187,600 new cases of cancer and 75,500 deaths from cancer will occur in Canada in 2013. Of those, about 6,300 people will die of cancer in Alberta, and 16,200 new cases will be diagnosed. email@example.com
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CANCER: Hepatitis a main risk factor But like many cancers, it’s largely preventable, she said. The main risk factors for liver cancer are chronic hepatitis B and C infections. “We do want to raise a bit more awareness about hepatitis B and C because there are people in Canada who don’t realize that they have these infections. Definitely increased knowledge would help reduce the risk of liver cancer.” Heavy alcohol use, obesity, diabetes, smoking and other factors are also associated with a higher risk of liver cancer. Recommendations from the report to lower the rising rate of liver cancer include raising awareness among about the risk factors for liver cancer, especially its links with hepatitis B and C, and how to get tested and treated for hepatitis infection if people belong to an at-risk group including newcomers to Canada if they come from parts of the world where hepatitis B or C or liver cancer are common. The Canadian Cancer Statistics 2013 report also shows lung, breast, colorectal and prostate cancer are the top four diagnosed cancers in Canada. For men, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Alberta and for women it’s breast cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death for both men and women. This year, an estimated 810 men in Alberta will die of lung cancer, 400 from colorectal cancer and 360 from prostate cancer. Among women, 730 are estimated to die of lung cancer, 400 from breast cancer, and 300 from colorectal cancer. “In general for most of those cancers we are seeing reductions, not only in incidents but also mortal-
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WEATHER: Alberta accounts for 67% of disaster payouts “At the other end of the spectrum, you can expect more weather in the form of hail and rain.” Annual payouts from flooding, fire, hail and windstorms increased from $100 million about 10 years ago to $1 billion between 2009 and 2012. Alberta
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accounted for 67 per cent of disaster payouts in Canada. Last year, hail storms across Alberta caused $530 million in damage. In November 2011, officials had to shut down Calgary’s downtown core because extreme high winds blew windows out of buildings. Earlier that year, a wildfire ravaged the community of Slave Lake, Alta., with losses pegged at over $700 million. “The insurance industry claim payouts are the canary in the coal mine,” Fogeron said. “It’s a bit of a sign or an indication of how much the cost is to communities across the country and we’ve seen those numbers, especially here in Alberta, just skyrocket over the last four years or so.” Earlier this month, the Insurance Bureau confirmed that added weather costs have prompted some insurance companies to double the deductible for weather-related claims to as much as $3,000. Forgeron deflected questions about whether Canadians can expect escalating insurance premiums. He said many insurers are being very “proactive” with their customers to make sure they are prepared for problems that can arise. “We’re doing what we can to keep costs down. It’s my hope we will be able to limit those to an absolute minimum going forward, but if the past is any predictor we’re going to see some nasty weather.” Forgeron said aging municipal storm water and sewer infrastructure is the big worry. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has estimated there are $69 billion worth of outstanding repairs, he said. On Wednesday, a major highway in Toronto, the Don Valley Parkway, had to be closed because heavy rains led to flooding. Speaking at a news conference, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said the flooding should “serve as a reminder why we must maintain investment in our aging infrastructure.” Forgeron echoed that point. “While science has confirmed the weather is getting worse, we also know that aging storm water and sewer infrastructure failure is to blame for most of the damage.”
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One of the speakers at the meeting was Frank Oberle, associate minister of services for persons with disabilities, though police haven’t confirmed that he was the target of the alleged threats. Police say charges are pending after a suspect was taken into custody without incident. CTV Edmonton reported that witnesses inside the meeting saw a man with a knife and called police. “Actually, it was a young gentleman who is a little upset about his PDD, and he mentioned that me might have a weapon with him,” said one woman, who didn’t want to be named, adding she knows the individual.
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A baby black bear and two young raccoons now call the Discovery Wildlife Park home. Their early and unexpected arrival kicked off orphan season at the Innisfail-based zoo. The black bear, about three months old, was orphaned when his mother was killed on the road in the area. The team at the park named him Gruff. “He’s doing pretty good,” said zoo owner Doug Bos. “His ordeal from the time his mother was killed until he got here was stressful adventure. He’s settling down really good now.” Bos said there will be a long transition period before they are able to put the bear on display. Bos said he’s still a little nervous around strangers. The story behind the two raccoons, named Kuna and Raiken, remains a mystery. They are about four weeks old and also arrived recently. The raccoons are already a hit entertaining the crowds at the afternoon cat shows. Bos said every year is different but some years they take in as many as 20 orphans at the 90-acre site. Generally they take in animals that rehabilitation centres do not. They welcome a limited number of bears because they cannot return them to the wild. Last year, the park welcomed a grizzly that became a popular draw at the park. Unfortunately, he died because of birth defects. Bos expects Gruff will also be crowd pleaser and a draw to the zoo’s Facebook page. The zoo is open from May 1 to Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For more information, go to www.discoverywildlifepark.com. email@example.com
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Surgery suites may close longer: health official BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Patients face bed closures and possibly longer waits for surgery as the province works to make the system leaner and more efficient, Alberta Health Services announced Wednesday. CEO Dr. Chris Eagle told a news conference that many surgical suites are closed for six weeks over the summer, but that may soon be increased to 10 weeks. “Obviously there’s a trade-off there. If you have more closures, you’re potentially having a longer wait list, so we’re going to have to watch that very carefully,” said Eagle. The surgery change is one of a number of options Alberta Health Services, or AHS, announced in its new 2013-16 business plan. One goal is to find $220 million in savings in the upcoming year to be redirected into critical areas such as community and emergency care. The plan is to increase community-based funding by almost 10 per cent to $1.2 billion, which would allow for more continuing care, palliative and hospice beds and other services.
Emergency and outpatient services would receive 6.4 per cent more, for a total of $1.5 billion, to reduce pressure on and overcrowding in emergency wards. Eagle said the health system is still not meeting its emergency room wait time targets. Population growth is proving a challenge. “It’s a seven per cent increase over the last year in our 13 largest hospitals,” said Eagle. “I cannot provide the capacity. It’s not reasonable to provide the capacity to keep up with that. “We have to look at what’s driving those people to come to those emergency departments. Why are they not receiving care earlier in the community?” Eagle could not give hard numbers on reduced summer surgeries. He said summer schedules vary from region to region and speciality to speciality. Heart operations and transplants still get priority treatment during the summer. Among other changes: — Some acute-care beds occupied by patients waiting to be placed in continuing care may be closed as more continuing care beds open. — Administrative costs to be cut by $35 million over the next three years.
— There will be improved shift scheduling and a push to make more part-time staff full time. Eagle said about 60 per cent of nurses, for example, are part time. — There will be a push to increase revenue streams, although Eagle could not say what those might be. He also disavowed AHS background briefing notes given to reporters announcing that “some underused programs and services that don’t fall under AHS priority areas may be scaled back or eliminated.” When pressed by reporters for details, Eagle said there may be standardization and streamlining, but no chopping. “We are not cutting back the basket of services that we’re giving to Albertans,” he said. “So you’re saying (the briefing note) is wrong,” a reporter asked. “Yeah. That’s what I’m doing,” he replied. However AHS officials later confirmed in an email that such cutting is already underway but not in a way that harms patient care. Such cuts, they said, include four surgical beds and 30 beds in the temporary transition unit at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Fire departments Red Deer to launch education campaign must be prepared on ward system ahead of plebiscite to deal with PTSD: speaker BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF
BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF In doing the work of a firefighter, one will inevitably be exposed to a number of “ugly things.” “For firefighters, they’ll probably see more in a couple of months than most people will see in a lifetime,” said Steve Dongworth, deputy chief with the Calgary Fire Department. Because of this, it behooves fire departments to be prepared to deal with instances where emergency personnel develop stress disorders from the work they do, Dongworth told delegates at the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association conference on Tuesday. A trainer with the Calgary department’s Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team, Dongworth said he often gets calls from firefighters in rural Alberta who are unsure of where to turn for help dealing with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “There aren’t a lot of resources out there outside of the bigger centres to do this work,” he said. Most people who go on to develop PTSD, he said, will display signs of their struggle within 24 hours of a causing incident. Thus, the first step for any department must be to identify the professional resources available to people so that those supports can be readily accessed when needed. Along with that, it can be critical to have a “peerbased first aid program,” because there remain elements of shame in seeking help with trauma-related stresses. “Though people are extremely reluctant to go to a mental health resource, it’s more likely that a peer is going to notice something wrong with a person, and equally that the person who is struggling is going to be much more comfortable talking to another firefighter ... rather than a professional,” said Dongworth. For those peer supports to be effective, though, one must be well-trained and well-practised, and there must be oversight, he added. In December 2012, the province added a presumption into its Workers’ Compensation Act that PTSD claims from first responders are work-related. The act also now states that the WCB board will provide treatment by “culturally competent clinicians.” Previously, firefighters and their emergency personnel brethren had to prove to the compensation board that their trauma was a result of their work. Since the change, the number of claims from emergency personnel have increased. firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch for your chance to learn about choices for electing city councillors. The City of Red Deer will launch an education campaign related to the plebiscite on the ward system on this fall’s civic ballot in September. Legislative Services manager Frieda McDougall said the question needed to be locked down before they delved into the details because it will inform a lot of the strategies. McDougall said the campaign will be launched in September because the summer is an ineffective time to catch people. She said there will be a wide variety of opportunities for the public to plug into. “We will try to bring in different speakers with respect to the different models of representation,” said McDougall. “It will be very similar to what we did with the fluoride dialogue. There may be some opportunities for online chats. We will probably bring
in some experts for a public forum.” Red Deer city council approved the plebiscite question — Do you want the City of Red Deer divided into wards? — on Monday. The city will begin preparing the legally required ads to reflect the question. The city budgeted $5,000 to add the question to the Oct. 21 municipal election ballot. McDougall said this should cover all the printing and the pamphlet but the cost may go up if there’s no room on the ballot. The city would have to include another ballot. Council approved $35,000 for a communications campaign, including the $5,000 for adding the question to the ballot. Council voted 5-3 in support of adding a question regarding ward systems on the municipal ballot in March. Mayor Morris Flewwelling and Councillors Frank Wong, Dianne Wyntjes, Tara Veer and Chris Stephan were in favour. Councillors Paul Harris, Cindy Jefferies and Lynne Mulder were opposed. Coun. Buck Buchanan was absent. email@example.com
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An enemy of the state? PRIVACY COMMISSIONER BACKS ACTIVIST’S CLAIMS THAT OTTAWA SPIED ON HER Cindy Blackstock knew all along her government was spying on her and Tuesday the country’s privacy commissioner agreed. Now the wellknown advocate for aboriginal children wants to know how many other Canadians may have official Ottawa poking around in their personal affairs — and not even know it. TIM On a day when most of HARPER Ottawa was justly riveted on the Tom MulcairStephen Harper Senate spending showdown, a chilling report by Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart was buried in the news cycle, but it was confirmation of a story Blackstock has been telling since 2011 and an indictment of the way in which the Conservative government is dealing with aboriginal injustice. Blackstock had become, in essence, an enemy of the state. In 2007, her organization, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, filed a human rights complaint against Ottawa, alleging discrimination was behind a policy that has Ottawa providing 22 per cent less than the provinces for aboriginal child welfare services. As the case lumbered through the judicial system, Blackstock first found herself shunned by official Ottawa, then, she alleges, the government began to stalk her in retaliation for her court action, monitoring her personal Facebook page, appearing at her public appearances and repeatedly accessing her Indian status report without reason. Stoddart rejected the status report complaint and found that no personal information was being accessed by officials monitoring Blackstock’s speeches. But there was no question in Stoddart’s report that two government departments, Justice and Aboriginal Affairs, accessed Blackstock’s personal Facebook page, even making a formal request with their IT departments to circumvent security and get on the page. “The question here is whether Canadians are comfortable with the government of Canada going on to your Facebook page in search of informa-
tion,” Blackstock says. “This is not a 17-year-old hacker, this is the government of Canada and it wasn’t a rogue department, because it crossed two departments.” The government conceded it began monitoring Blackstock’s Facebook page in February 2010, after the Aboriginal Affairs Department gained approval in a Feb. 18, 2010, “website access request form.” It justified bypassing network security by saying that officials thought Blackstock was providing details of her human rights action against the government on the page so “it should be monitored to ensure that sensitive information is not being released to the public.” The government dug into Blackstock’s personal Facebook page along with two other public, organizational Facebook pages and monitored her other social media accounts, including her Twitter account, YouTube, BlogSpot and Google alerts on her. Stoddart found that the government accessed information on Blackstock’s friends — including their opinions and
personal plans — as well as the personal views, skills, interests and residency of Blackstock. “That information, alone in combination with other information, reveals ... who she is as a person, and not just information related to or attached to her professional responsibilities with the Caring Society,” Stoddart wrote. In fact, Blackstock says, the information in government screen shots included her Mother’s Days greetings, her travel plans, an exchange about her cookie-baking skills, chats with friends from as far away as Australia and a posting from a 12-year-old. The government said it would be irresponsible not to keep tabs on someone with whom they were entangled in a legal case, but Stoddart says they went too far. Blackstock alleged that Justice and Aboriginal Affairs officials “purposefully and surreptitiously monitored a significant number” of her speaking engagements, then widely circulated reports on those speaking engagements. Stoddart found, however, that this
was not “personal information” being gleaned by government officials, even though she agreed there were emails between government officials in which staff was notified of events or conferences where Blackstock would be speaking. She said sharing that information related to ongoing litigation, not a bid to wrongly share personal information. Unbowed, Blackstock is forging ahead with the human rights case, even as Ottawa now faces allegations it withheld some 50,000 documents that are relevant to the complaint and is now asking for time to retrieve them. Blackstock waited in vain for an apology on Tuesday and Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said he will comply with orders to destroy the personal information. In the House of Commons, he offered this ironic pledge on the day his department was confirmed to have been snooping on an adversary: “We take Canadians’ right to privacy very seriously.” Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer.
A blast from the rock ’n’ roll past CHICKS HAVE NOT DUG CLARINET PLAYERS FOR A VERY LONG TIME, BUT THEY LOVE GUITARISTS There is a very awkward phase in everybody’s life called the teenaged years. We all had to run through that jungle of over-activated hormones and insecurity in order to gain some life experience. The rules of engagement were never exactly crystal clear in our adolescence, but guys like me knew precisely one thing in high school: chicks dug musicians. To be a local rock star in Red Deer was a golden opportunity to meet women, in my somewhat simplistic view of the world around me. Yeah, we noticed that some of the hottest chicks in high school were hanging around JIM with the members of the most SUTHERLAND popular bands. These guys were too cool for school, in a real sense by comparison to guys like me. High school is a giant learning curve in life and, for guys like me, I wish that I had learned to play lead guitar somewhere along the way in my brief life
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leading up to those high school years. Instead, my personal musical Mount Everest was a gig as a very average clarinet player in a very average junior high school marching band. Chicks have not dug clarinet players since the golden 1930s-40s Big Band era of Benny Goodman. So I was one of those socially clumsy attendees at high school dances; the kind that popped back about three or four bootlegger beers and ran with a temporary alcohol-infused confidence boost during the festivities. I was a rebel without a clue and I was most clueless about my complete lack of dancing ability. I danced like I was in the early throes of teenaged rigor mortis, but I really didn’t care because I was riding a solid three-beer buzz. There is no real blueprint for social success in high school, but guys like me firmly believed that the rock bands had the best opportunities with the best looking babes in high school. Sure, most of us never actually became a member of a rock band, but these guys provided us with an opportunity to meet women at every one of their dances, whether here in Red Deer or out at Varsity Hall in Sylvan Lake. Now we get an opportunity to relive those days
with the Rock and Roll Reunion at the Rink here in Red Deer on Friday, June 28. Most of us have long since left that awkward adolescent phase of life and have been firmly entrenched in the awkward middle age phase of life for quite awhile, possibly even longer than the teenaged years in many cases. This event will give all of us an opportunity to hear those same bands from our teenage past as they blast out the anthems from our youth. The event will be less socially clumsy and we won’t have to smuggle in booze because the average age will be decidedly older than our teenage dances by many decades. This event will have bartenders — not bootleggers — to handle your alcohol requirements and you won’t have to keep a sharp lookout before you take a pull on a beer. The event will feature six bands that were centre stage here in Red Deer in the 1960s and ’70s. This shaker is a fundraiser for the Red Deer Museum and it is already closing in on its large capacity because it turns out that we may be older, but we still love a good time in life. Contact the Red Deer Museum for the few remaining tickets. Jim Sutherland is a local freelance writer.
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Abortion rights crusader dies at 90 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS To his enemies he was a mass murderer, but to many he was the man who shed light on back-street abortions and put women’s health and choice on the front pages of newspapers, TV screens and radio airwaves. Dr. Henry Morgentaler, who helped overturn Canada’s abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home. He was 90. In 1967 Morgentaler, then a family practitioner, emerged in Quebec as an advocate for the right of Canadian women to have abortion on demand, at a time when attempting to induce an abortion was a crime punishable by life in prison. The issue became a polarizing one in Canada: On one side the growing women’s liberation movement pushed for the right to choose, while the other was made up of those who equated abortion with murder. In an interview with The Canadian Press in 2004, the abortion rights crusader said his five-year stay in the Nazi concentration camps of Auschwitz and Dachau prepared him for his showdown with Canada’s legal system. “I had decided to break the law in order to help women — a disadvantaged class of people who were being unjustly treated and exposed to terrible danger,” said the slight man from behind a desk surrounded by family photos in his Toronto clinic. He was 81 at the time. “The fact that it was the law didn’t play with me because in my mind laws can be wrong,” he said remembering his boyhood when simply being a Jew was reason enough to be imprisoned. Morgentaler was born in Lodz, Poland and came to Canada after the Second World War. He completed his medical studies at the Universite de Montreal and interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital. It was there that he happened upon a ward that made him realize the plight of women with unwanted pregnancies. It changed his life as well as the future rights of Canadian women. “The Royal Victoria Hospital — and many other Montreal hospitals — had a whole ward specially designed for women who had bad abortions, and many of these women would die. Many would be injured to the point where they couldn’t have any more children. “It was a terrible situation.” In 1967, Morgentaler spoke before a government committee considering changes to the abortion law. He told of the dying and sick women he’d seen and said publicly that it was a woman’s choice to terminate a pregnancy. After his speech, desperate women approached him for abortions, but as it was still an illegal procedure, he turned them away. It was only after much soul-searching, that Morgentaler — with the hopes of eventually changing the law — started performing illegal abortions to women who requested his help. “I felt, as a humanist and as a doctor, that I had a moral duty to help these women,” he told The Canadian Press. In 1969, the federal government amended the law to make abortion legal under restricted conditions: A hospital committee would decide whether the continuation of the pregnancy would endanger the mother’s life or health. Soon Morgentaler opened his first clinic in Montreal. By 1973, the clinic had been raided several times by police and charges laid. Later that year a Quebec jury acquitted Morgentaler but the Quebec Court of Appeal threw out the verdict. After the Supreme Court rejected his appeal, Morgentaler began serving an 18-month sentence. Canadians on both sides took action:
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Dr. Henry Morgentaler joins demonstrators on Parliament Hill to protest the government’s stand on abortion during a freedom of choice rally in Ottawa on Dec. 8, 1983. Morgentaler, who helped overturn Canada’s abortion law 25 years ago, died Wednesday at his Toronto home. Those supporting abortion on demand held rallies calling for Morgentaler’s release while those who opposed abortion petitioned Ottawa. Even in jail Morgentaler was defiant; he threw his boxer shorts in the face of a prison guard who told him to strip after being moved to an isolated room. The guard punched and kicked the doctor to the ground. Morgentaler was released after serving 10 months. In 1976, the newly elected Parti Quebecois government decided not to proceed with the charges against Morgentaler and doctors providing abortions in Quebec would not be prosecuted. Morgentaler opened more clinics across the country. More rallies, protests and legal battles followed until Jan. 28, 1988, when the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s abortion law as unconstitutional. Morgentaler was one of the key players in the case. In 1990, the government tried to bring back the criminal control over abortion but the bill was narrowly defeated. Morgentaler’s critics paint a very different picture, far from a benevolent advocate of women’s rights. Gwen Landolt, national vice-president of REAL Women Canada, is a prolifer and a longtime Morgentaler adversary. She believes that if abortion is an assertion of women’s rights, why aren’t more forthcoming about abortions they have had? “Morgentaler was an opportunist,” Landolt said in an interview in 2004. “The only thing he could do was abortions and that, with the help of the media, he turned it around to be a great crusade.” “But he was really out for Morgentaler and money.” As part of REAL Women and legal counsel for the anti-abortion Campaign
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But he soon abandoned the vest, convincing himself he was invulnerable. “Maybe it’s by accident it succeeded,” he said in 2004. “Because it was possible that some religious fanatic would come up and pump a few bullets.” Even while sitting at a chess board, Morgentaler showed flashes of the stubborness that fuelled his famous fight against what he considered an injustice. A champion chess player in his native Poland, he would play chess for hours on end, even well into his 70s, never quit, and would invariably insist on playing a few more games when younger opponents wanted to go home. Dan Bigras, his former stepson and a prominent Quebec singer, told Montreal’s 98.5 FM radio station he learned some life lessons watching how Morgentaler fought his battles with stoicism, never wallowing in sorrow because he was confident in his cause. “He’d been in Nazi death camps,” Bigras, who reminisced about the three years that the abortion-rights crusader was his mother’s partner, said Wednesday. “He escaped with his brother during a bombing. So, if he managed to keep his head in a concentration camp and escape despite the automatic death sentence that would have meant, I don’t think a prison sentence here would have scared him too much.” Morgentaler’s legal battles continued when he opened a clinics in Nova Scotia in 1989 and again in 1994, when he opened a clinic for the women in New Brunswick as these provinces passed legislation prohibiting abortions outside of hospitals. By 1995, provincial and federal rulings forced both provinces to allow private clinics. Morgentaler closed his Halifax abortion clinic in 2003, 13 years after it opened. He said women were able to get appropriate care at Halifax’s Victoria General Hospital, where the procedure would be covered under provincial health insurance at the hospital. Prolifers saw the closure as a victory. In 2004, an honorary-degrees committee at Western University agreed to confer the degree on Morgentaler. Those against the degree circulated a petition to demand the committee’s reversal, garnering 12,000 signatures. An anonymous donor withdrew a promise of a $2 million bequest to the university when it announced that Morgentaler was to be honoured. Morgentaler said that all the fuss over the honour was proof that some people still opposed the rights of women. In 2008, Morgentaler received the Order of Canada, prompting an immediate backlash from abortion opponents. Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, the Archbishop of Montreal, asked that he be removed from the order to protest Morgentaler’s appointment.
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Smoke rises from the International Red Cross building after a gun battle between security forces and insurgents, in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. A senior Afghan official said security forces rescued seven foreigners working for the International Red Cross after a two-hour-long gun battle with insurgents at a guest house.
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surgents would want to target the Red Cross, which not only carries out humanitarian work around Afghanistan but also is the conduit for families to communicate with detainees taken off the battlefield, including the Taliban. The Red Cross warned last month that security was deteriorating across Afghanistan as militants flood the battlefield and conduct attacks in what could be the most important spring fighting season of the nearly 12-yearold war. The violence comes just five days after Taliban gunmen backed by a suicide car bomber attacked the Kabul offices of the International Organization for Migration, killing two Afghan civilians and a police officer. The assault sparked an hours-long street battle and left another 17 wounded, including seven IOM staff members. The IOM is a U.N.-affiliated agency assisting returning Afghan migrants as well as those displaced by fighting. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack on the IOM guest house in an upscale neighbourhood of Kabul, a relatively uncommon operation by the group targeting an international aid organization. The Taliban and other militants have unleashed a wave of bombings and assassinations around the country, testing the ability of the Afghan security forces to respond with reduced help from international forces, who have begun a withdrawal that will see most foreign troops gone by the end of 2014. This year is crucial for Afghanistan as the U.S.-led coalition is expected to hand over most security responsibilities in the country to its own security forces, sometime in the late spring.
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Duffy’s whereabouts subject of probe BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — What began as a probe into Sen. Mike Duffy’s primary residence has morphed this week into something much more explosive. The issue now is not just whether Duffy lived most of the time in Prince Edward Island or Ottawa, but that he was allegedly misrepresenting his whereabouts to line his own pockets with taxpayers’ money. Senate officials took an independent audit completed earlier this month that included Duffy’s cellphone records and used it to cross-reference living expense claims made by Duffy. They were able to pinpoint 49 days when the senator claimed Ottawa living expenses when he was apparently not in the national capital region. Duffy signed all the paperwork when he submitted the claims. A daily living expense for Ottawa ranged between $86.35 and $88.60. Here are some of the details of what officials found: ● Duffy claimed and was paid for Ottawa living expenses during the federal election campaign
Toronto official says mayor didn’t order records destroyed TORONTO — A Toronto city official says the mayor’s office didn’t ask municipal staff to destroy any documents — the latest allegation to surface in the ongoing crack cocaine scandal surrounding Rob Ford. A report published in the Toronto Star says the mayor’s office has ordered that telephone and email records belonging to three former aides be deleted. The newspaper cites anonymous sources, and says one of the people it spoke to expressed concerns that evidence related to the drug controversy could be wiped out. The Star and the U.S. website Gawker reported earlier this month that Ford was captured on video smoking what appears to be crack cocaine, though the Star itself has said it could not vouch for its authenticity. The mayor has denied the accusation and the clip’s existence. When asked about the new allegations today, Ford kept silent, but the city’s director of strategic communications later issued a statement saying municipal bylaws prohibit the destruction of city records.
Omar Khadr moved to Edmonton prison after months in solitary Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr woke up in an Alberta prison Wednesday after months stuck in isolation at a penitentiary in Ontario where an inmate had threatened his life, The Canadian Press has learned. Khadr was flown to the Edmonton Institution Tuesday, potentially ending a situation in which he had been deprived of prison programming that com-
on six days in April 2011 and one day in May 2011. Elections Canada documents show Duffy was not in Ottawa, but campaigning in Western Canada, the Toronto area and in Atlantic Canada with Conservative candidates. ● In August 2011, Duffy claimed 18 days of Ottawa living expenses when he appeared to be in Charlottetown. Senate administrators turned down that request. ● Duffy was in Florida for 17 days in January 2012, but claimed living expenses in Ottawa over 13 of those days. Duffy told auditors that was a “clerical” error and blamed a temporary worker. But Senate officials say it was his regular staffer who filled out the documents. ● On June 6, Sept. 1, 2, 9, 12, 13 and Oct. 3, 2011, and March 23, 2012, Duffy claimed Ottawa living expenses while he was apparently in P.E.I. He was paid for some of those days. ● On May 25, Sept. 21 and Oct. 6, 2011, Duffy claimed Ottawa living expenses while he was travelling elsewhere in the country. He was paid for some of those days. “If people want to be dishonest or people want to cheat, they’ll find a way,” said Conservative Sen. Da-
vid Tkachuk, chairman of the committee that’s been studying the expenses issue. “It happens in all businesses, all institutions, all corporations, it has happened in the House of Commons.” The question of whether Duffy was also misrepresenting his travel expenses remains unresolved, and the Senate does not appear to be delving into that file. Officials did not verify if Duffy was actually performing Senate business when he claimed he was doing so outside Ottawa. Senate finance director Nicole Proulx noted one instance during the last federal election when Duffy claimed meals and incidentals under his travel expenses, saying he had flown from Moncton to Ottawa. On that day, April 21, he had campaigned in Nova Scotia, but returned a rental car at 2:12 p.m. in Charlottetown. Duffy never met with auditors from the firm Deloitte, and failed to produce several pieces of documentation they requested. Deloitte emphasized in its report to the Senate in early May that while auditors were able to track Duffy’s movements with the help of cellphone records, they couldn’t be sure which days he was claiming per diems.
plicated efforts to seek parole, his lawyer Dennis Edney confirmed. “Hopefully, this is a positive step in his long journey to freedom,” the Edmonton-based Edney said. “I hope that this is a new start for Omar, an opportunity for people to see him as he really is — as someone who poses no threat to Canada, someone who has no radical viewpoints.” The transfer allows Khadr to be closer to his lawyer and should obviate concerns about any negative influence from his family in Toronto, some of whom expressed sympathy for al-Qaida several years ago. The maximum-security Edmonton Institution is home to about 225 inmates. The Toronto-born Khadr, 26, was transferred to Canada last September to serve out the remainder of an eight-year sentence handed down by an American military commission for war crimes he pleaded guilty to committing as a 15 year old in Afghanistan.
the sex trade. Some groups are advocating for a form of legalization, while others insist prostitution must remain against the law. “There is a third way,” Janine Benedet, the coalition’s lawyer, told a news conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. “There is something besides simply criminalizing everyone involved in prostitution — including women — and decriminalization and legalizing the sex trade so men are free to buy women at will.” The group will urge the court to craft a decision that removes criminal sanctions for women involved in the sex trade but continues to target pimps and johns.
Women’s coalition planning to argue for ‘third way’ on prostitution VANCOUVER — A coalition of groups preparing to intervene in a Supreme Court of Canada hearing into the future of this country’s prostitution laws is advocating for a “third way” that would ensure sex workers aren’t turned into criminals while ensuring johns and pimps can still be prosecuted for buying and selling women and girls. The Women’s Coalition for the Abolition of Prostitution — which includes a number of organizations including the Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies and the Vancouver-based Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter — is among more than a dozen interveners in a hearing scheduled for June 13. The hearing stems from an Ontario Court of Appeal decision that struck down the Criminal Code ban on bawdy houses last year because the law puts sex workers in danger by forcing them to work outside. The case has revealed deep divisions among organizations that work with and advocate for the women — often poor, drug addicted, and in many cases trafficked from outside Canada — working in
B.C. victim of so-called honour killing asked RCMP for help, court hears VANCOUVER — Two months before she was kidnapped and murdered in a so-called honour killing in India, a young British Columbia woman walked into the suburban Vancouver RCMP detachment near her home with a plea for help. Jaswinder “Jassi” Sidhu walked out of the Ridge Meadows detachment about 45 minutes later with the telephone number for the Indian consulate, although police had received repeated calls in the past from her and others about her situation. “She advised me that she had concerns for the safety of her husband, who was in India, and she also mentioned that she felt there was some harm that was going to come to him,” Cpl. Andy Cook testified Wednesday at the extradition hearing of Sidhu’s mother and uncle. Cook took a statement from the 25-year-old woman, who told him she’d married against the wishes of her family. On June 8, 2000, Sidhu’s body was found in a canal near a village in Punjab, where she had gone to reunite with her husband after fleeing her family home. Sidhu’s mother, Malkit Kaur Sidhu, and her uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha, face extradition to India to face charges of conspiracy to commit murder.
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The million-dollar monsoon BEAT THE MUD TO YOUR FAVOURITE SPOT AND ENJOY THE FRUITS OF FISHING IN THE RAIN We all love to fish on a warm, sunny day, but few aquatic insects like bright light and, among trout, only the cutthroat likes bluebird days. So, the saddest thing I too frequently hear is an angler telling me he didn’t go out “because it was, like, raining?” Recent water conditions had been perfect, and then it started to rain. Why do I feel guilty just for advising several people recently to get out there at least for a look, maybe even some great fishing? I was hoping that these anglers might beat the mud to their favourite spots and enjoy the fabulous insect hatches and fishing that so often reward anglers who persist in fishin’, maybe even singin’ in BOB the rain. SCAMMELL This time it didn’t work: a moderate rain in Red Deer morphed into a million-dollar monsoon the farther west you went. Even the usually clear North Raven River was high and murky, but it usually clears very quickly. In 50 years, all my best fishing to trout rising for many of our super hatches has taken place when it was raining. I have been fortunate to have caught the salmon fly hatch exactly right maybe a dozen times, and it was raining most of those times: on Prairie Creek, the Crowsnest, and the Madison in Montana. I speculate that the rain tells the big females it is time for flying down on the water to lay their eggs, thus driving big trout into a feeding frenzy. In England in 1987, as a member of the first Canadian team ever to enter the World Fly Fishing Tournament, I was sent for training to the Hampshire Avon River beat then owned by the Crown Inn at Everleigh, near the Salisbury Plain and Stonehenge. I was the only guest fishing on a cold, drizzly day. But the brown trout and grayling were rising for
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Above: High, muddy post monsoon Red Deer: the bugs hatch, but the fish can’t see them. Below right: A 54-cm brown trout caught two days after the recent monsoon. Below left: Western green drake on marsh marigold. what the Brits call “The Mayfly” (ephemera danica), almost identical to, and a close relative of our brown drake (ephemera simulans). So well was I doing that, I handed a camera to a bystander and asked him to fire away the next time I caught a fish.
Eventually I was so cold and wet that my hands quit working. A long hot bath in a deep antique tub in my room at the Crown restored me sufficiently to enjoy a superb fresh Dover sole for dinner.
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Ask the companies the same questions: ● When could they do the work? ● How many jobs do they usually have on the go at once? ● How many different crews do they have working at once? ● What education and experience do the owner and foremen have? ● Are the foremen on site all the time? ● How many years has the company been in business? ● Is there a warranty? If so what does it cover and for what length of time? ● Is the company a member of the Landscape Alberta Trades Association (LATNA)? ● Will they come and give you a written estimate? ● Can you have a number of references from current and past customers? Being a member of LATNA is good as the company is governed by an organization with a code of ethics. If things go wrong, there might be some recourse. When the contractor arrives to give an estimate, make sure everything they are to supply is listed from the depth of soil to the size of plants provided. This includes retaining walls, path-
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Once the list has been culled, call all the references and ask to see their yards. Be sure that they were happy with the work and the length of time it took to complete it. Take time to examine each yard. Is the stone work straight? How thick is the mulch? Did they use landscape fabric? Did all the plants make it through the winter? What things would they improve? When making the final choice, look at the basis of gardening the soil. The more top soil that is added to the garden, the better the plants grow. Grass will survive with four inches (10 cm) of soil but it will thrive in 10 inches (25 cm). Likewise perennials need 12 inches (30 cm) but will flourish in 18 to 20 inches (45 cm). Taking the time to choose competent landscaper will make a difference in the final outcome. A landscape that is constructed properly is much easier to maintain. And remember: Do not pay until the project is completed to your satisfaction. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist that lives near Red Deer. She can be reached at www.igardencanada.com or email@example.com.
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Basic Guacamole 3 medium avocados 2 tbsp lime juice 1 clove garlic Small handful cilantro, chopped (optional) 1 tsp sea salt Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nutritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Oh, the fear of fat! It’s unfortunate that the fat-free craze is still so rampant. Like the low carb craze, removing another macronutrient from your diet is not the answer to losing weight or feeling fabulous. What’s important is in knowing the difference between good fats and bad ones. Good fats will actually help you to lose excess old fat, keep you feeling fuller longer, allow you to absorb essential fat soluble nutrients, aid in proper hormone function, keep your cell walls strong and bring you warmth in the winter months. And good fats also aid in keeping you satisfied and boosting the happiness factor by increasing serotonin levels in the brain. What happens to a product when they remove the fat is it becomes less satisfying and filling and in many cases these products ramp up the sugar content or add other KRISTIN chemical fillers to make up FRASER for the less satisfying flavour, leading to overeating, excess sugar cravings and even more weight gain. Not what you were looking for now was it? The sad part, according to Udo Erasmus, author of Fats that Heal Fats that Kill, is that the majority of our population is consuming “too many chemically altered, toxic fatty acids.” Trans fats or hydrogenated oils are the fats that are toxic to the body. Consuming deep-fried foods and hydrogenated fats have some serious risks, including increased rates of cancer and heart disease, but that doesn’t mean we need to avoid fat altogether! The fat you are looking for comes from unrefined, fresh oils loaded with essential fatty acids. These are typically the mono and polyunsaturated oils but can also include some saturated fats like grass-fed beef and unrefined coconut oil as well. Unsaturated sources include extra virgin olive oil, flax oil, sesame oil and even high quality organic butter or ghee (clarified butter). Foods that contain healthy fats include avocados, coconut and olives. Hemp seeds and chia seeds are also extremely high in the good omega 3 fatty acids. Remember a gram of fat contains twice the calorie content of a gram of protein or carbohydrate and may take up to five to eight hours to digest compared to three to five hours for proteins and two to three hours for complex carbohydrates. What does that mean? It means you will stay satiated, or fuller, longer! So don’t be afraid of some healthy fats. They may pack more calories per gram but will keep your hunger satisfied three times longer. More benefits to good fats? Beautiful skin, hair and nails, a healthy heart, liver and nerves and the best part: satisfaction with your food. Fat is an essential nutrient in your body — not to be avoided, especially if wanting to lose weight. A little guacamole is sounding a whole lot better now isn’t it?
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ENERGY: Those who eat more tend to be happier You can see now the consistency of both examples is that additional energy is required by the body, and why both mechanisms may achieve a similar end result. Those eating more just tend to be happier, have more energy, and find it easier to sustain long term, but then I guess those feelings are a matter of personal preference. This is just one example of the body’s ability to adapt. Exercise functions in a similar way. If you have a pattern of exercising on the same days, for the same amount of time, using the same exercises, at approximately the same weight or resistance, there is little for your body to adapt to. As a result there is little progress. By changing just one of those variables in each workout, your body has no choice but to make progress because it must adapt. Now this is usually where our good work ethic gets us into trouble. A flash of inspiration (like a New Year’s resolution) makes us leap forward and change a whole gambit of things. Our will-power subsequently breaks down after a short period because the required adaptation is too much all at once and the body resists. It’s hard for us to believe but often the same or better results will be achieved with baby steps, implementing things at a pace that makes you say, think and feel that, “It’s no big deal.” If you’re serious about reaching your goals once and for all, remember that losing just one pound a week adds up to 52 pounds this year. These would be great results for anyone and are absolutely achievable. Determine your target, then work backwards choosing the “no big deal” babysteps, even if it means you can only handle exercising five minutes a day to start. (Example: An average New Year’s resolution may last 17 to 25 days and average exercise might be one hour per day, or a total of 25 hours of exercise. Just five minutes a day would be the equivalent of 30.75 hours of exercise over the course of a year, and no one will stay at five minutes for ever. This is why the tortoise won and so will you.) Cabel McElderry is a local personal trainer and nutrition coach. For more information on fitness and nutrition, visit the Fitness F/X website at www.fitnessfx.com.
ODD OMEGAS: Squelch heart-threatening cholesterol ● The odd omegas — 3, 7 and 9. Healthy, purified omega-7 fatty acids (found in supplements) and omega-9s (found in olive and canola oil) squelch heart-threatening LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and boost ticker-friendly HDLs. Mike (he’s the older of us) takes 420 mg of purified omega-7s along with what we both take daily: 900 mg of DHA (the most powerful omega-3 fatty acid, also proven to protect hearts). Fatty fish like salmon boost your omega-3 levels, too. ● Walnuts, pecans and sunflower seeds. A small handful a day delivers heart-healthy fats and LDLfighting phytosterols. Pairing them with oatmeal and soymilk in a diet low in saturated fat (full-fat milk, cheese, ice cream and fatty meats boost LDLs) can lower cholesterol 13 per cent. ● Green, yellow and red veggies. Red types (tomato sauce, watermelon) contain lutein, which blocks oxidization of LDLs, a process that leads to artery clogging. Peas, green beans, corn, broccoli, carrots and other green and yellow-hued veggies can reduce plaque buildup by a whopping 38 per cent. Fill half your plate with colourful produce at every meal. ● Delicious, dark chocolate and cocoa. Cocoa puts the brakes on inflammation. For full benefits, have an ounce of extra-dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa or higher) a few times a week. Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit sharecare.com.
Canadians more willing to turn off cellphones: survey BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A global survey suggests that two-thirds of cellphone users around the world can’t bring themselves to turn off their devices, but Canadians are a little more willing to be unplugged. Surveys conducted in 24 countries by Ipsos found that 67 per cent of cellphone users said they never or rarely shut down their phone. Among the Canadians polled, 55 per cent said they never or rarely turn off their phone, which was tied with Saudi Arabia for lowest among the surveyed countries. On the flipside, 84 per cent of the Russians polled and 80 per cent of Chinese users said they were never or rarely unconnected. Canadians also stood out for being the most likely to respond “a lot of the time” when asked how often they turned off their phone. About 20 per cent said so, compared to just one per cent of Russian respondents and three per cent of the Chinese users polled. Canadian cellphone users aged 50 to 64 were the most likely to say they turned theirs off “a lot of the time” (32 per cent). The most common response overall among Canadians was “rarely” (41 per cent) followed by “sometimes” (25 per cent), “a lot of the time” (20 per cent) and “never” (14 per cent).
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FISH: Some surprises in the rain Then, on a dark and stormy Saturday night, the publican got me sampling his collection of rare single malts, and then introduced me for a chat with the local poachers who supplied the inn with pheasants and venison. Brown drakes are generally late dusk emergers but will hatch mid-day, if it is dark enough; fortunately, I remembered that as I enjoyed a superb bowl of hot and sour soup for lunch years ago in Caroline. On the drive out, I was discouraged by the grey skies and showers and planned to head back home. But, on a hunch, I carried on to have a look. Well! The best brown
drake hatch I have ever fished was in progress, in the rain on a favourite stretch of Prairie Creek, and I kept on catching big browns until they were so stuffed they quit eating. On a rainy, sometimes snowy day at Last Chance, Idaho, my late fishing friend, Lloyd Graff and I were enjoying fishing the fabled western green drake (drunella grandis) hatch on Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, until Lloyd became the only angler ever known to have fallen into that even-bottomed gentle flow. After a long saloon lunch, Lloyd was dry and warm enough to make the long hike into the Harriman Ranch stretch, where a heavy hatch of brown drakes was on; the first time either of us had experienced the “drake double.” In Alberta, a North Raven maniac did that drake double last season on so ugly a June day that no other anglers were out anywhere. The best fishing I have ever enjoyed to a pale morning dun (ephemerella inermis and infrequens) mayfly hatch was during
a July deluge on Pincher Creek with high winds tumbling the tiny insects on the water, and the rainbows chasing and slashing at them. The even tinier blue-winged olive (baetis species) seldom appears unless it is raining or snowing. They started hatching a very few years ago on the Crowsnest River as it started to rain. Son John and I quit the fabulous fishing when we were soaked and shivering. Next morning, the Crow was a total brown-out. A rainy day friend enjoyed excellent fishing on Prairie Creek as the recent monsoon was getting started. Two days after it quit, he found the North Raven with 60-cm of visibility and a pod of browns rising for a small, dark mayfly. He landed browns of 50 and 54 cm and lost a 60. “I love it,” he says, “when others think the water is unfishable; no crowds!” Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@ telusplanet.net.
Deadly liver cancer on the rise, but half of cases are preventable THE CANADIAN PRESS Ground is being gained on many fronts in the war against cancer, but one of the deadliest — liver cancer — is still on the rise, the Canadian Cancer Society said Wednesday. About half of liver cancer cases in Canada are probably preventable, the research and advocacy organization said as it released its annual estimates of the toll cancers will exact in Canada in 2013. Overall, the society estimates 187,600 people will learn they have a new cancer this year (excluding non-melanoma skin cancers) and 75,500 Canadians will die from some form of the disease. The big four remain breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer, but rates of these diseases are either stable or declining, says Prithwish De, a cancer epidemiologist with the cancer society. But the same is not true for liver cancer, which currently claims the lives of four out of five people diagnosed with it. Since 1970, the incidence of liver cancer has tripled in Canadian men and doubled in women. Primary liver cancer — as opposed to cancer that spreads from another site to the liver — is still rare. The society estimates 2,000 people
will be diagnosed with it in 2013 and 1,000 people will succumb to the disease. Worldwide, liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths, after lung and stomach cancer. The cancer is so deadly because most cases are not found until the disease has progressed beyond the point of cure. When liver cancer is found early it generally responds well to treatment, says Dr. Sean Cleary, a liver surgical oncologist at Toronto’s University Health Network. “One of the problems with this disease is that it does not develop symptoms or patients aren’t aware that they have the problem until the disease is very advanced, at a very large and untreatable stage,” he said. Science has made little progress improving the survival chances of people with liver cancer. Over the past 20 years, the survival rate has risen by only between two and three per cent, De says. But the toll the disease takes could be dramatically lowered if people at high risk of developing the liver cancer took some proactive steps, experts say. Excess alcohol consumption, obesity and diabetes are known to be risk factors for developing liver cancer. Cutting back on alcohol and taking steps to maintain a
healthy weight should lower one’s liver cancer risk, they suggest. Another way to combat the disease is by addressing two related conditions that can be precursors to liver cancer — hepatitis B and C, which are viral infections of the liver. There is currently a vaccine against hepatitis B, but none for hepatitis C. People who are at high risk of having one or the other infection should consider talking with their doctors about being tested for hepatitis. Treatment can often clear the infections, the experts say. “Many individuals who are infected with either acute or chronic hepatitis infections may not be aware that they’re infected. And we’re trying to let Canadians know that there is a way to get tested and find out if you are infected by either hepatitis B or C,” says De. Last year the U.S. Centers for Disease Control urged all baby boomers to have a one-time test for hepatitis C because of the liver cancer risk. The Canadian Liver Foundation later echoed that advice. But the Public Health Agency of Canada is studying whether it makes sense to issue a similar recommendation in Canada, where the rate of hepatitis C is lower than in the U.S. While it deliberates, the cancer
society is content to wait for evidence-based advice. “Because we’re lacking that evidence in Canada it’s kind of premature to say whether (across-the-board) screening would be beneficial to that age group,” De says. “And so, from the Canadian Cancer Society’s perspective, we’d like to wait until there’s a good solid base of evidence before we say anything about screening in specific age cohorts.” Instead, they recommend a discussion about screening for people who had a blood transfusion before 1990, who use or used intravenous drugs or who moved to Canada from parts of the world where hepatitis B and C are common — Asia and sub-Saharan Africa for hepatitis B, Japan and southern Europe for hepatitis C, Cleary says. Others at risk are people who’ve had highrisk sexual contacts and received tattoos in nonreputable tattoo parlours, he said. “Individuals who have those risk factors are definitely candidates for speaking to their doctors about finding out whether testing for hepatitis B or C and whether any other types of counselling would be beneficial for them for reducing their risk of liver cancer,” De says.
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Friday ● Book launch of Kisiskatchewan: The Great River Road by Barbara Huck will be featured at Kerry Wood Nature Centre on May 31, 7 p.m. Coffee and cookies following the reading. Find out about settlement of the northern plains, smallpox, European traders who transformed North America in a generation, and much more. Phone 403-346-2010. ● Philippine Canadian Association of Red Deer and District Spring Dance will be on May 31 at Festival Hall. Come and enjoy an evening of fun and good times for everyone. Dinner buffet at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, and free for children ages 10 years and under. For tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Central Alberta Children’s Festival will be celebrated May 31 and June 1 at Recreation Centre Park. Admission is $6 per person or $20 per family of four and includes access to all activity centre and live entertainment, healthy snacks and a barbecue on Friday at 5 p.m. Please bring your own water bottle. Features Storytelling/Puppet Tent sponsored by Red Deer Public Library and many more.
Saturday ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The June 1 session is called Pet Rocks Rock with artist Erin Boake. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. ● Visions Country Gospel Concert with the Tapleys will be on June 1, 7 p.m. at Innisfail Legion Hall. Admission $15; children ages 12 years and under free. Refreshments served. Phone 403-8655994 or 403-391-1397. ● Sierra of Taylor Drive Music Jam is held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Everyone welcome to play an instrument, dance or simply listen to the music. Each session $2. No jam session in July and August. Phone Chris at 403-341-3385. ● St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church Gigantic Yard Sale, June 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Lacombe. Phone 403-782-3633. ● Rock The Change — An all ages concert in tribute to the youth of Red Deer, especially those gone too soon. Event will take place June 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bower Ponds Outdoor Stage. Admission by donation — all donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds benefiting Red Deer Suicide Information and Education Services. Featured performances by several local artists, merchandise for sale, guest speaker, food and drink available for purchase. Please note: No alcohol will be served or permitted on grounds. For more information or to make a donation visit www.rockthechange.wix. com/rockthechangerd ● The Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta has an open house in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, and a bottle drive and barbecue in the church parking lot on June 1 at from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 403-3403885, email programs@LDreddeer.ca or visit www. LDreddeer.ca ● Danish Canadian National Museum and Gardens Multi-Cultural Festival will be celebrated on June 1 from 11 am. to 5 p.m. Entertainment on stage, children’s activities such as face painting, and scavenger hunt, Danish food and more. For all of these and more see www.danishcanadians.com ● Hot dog barbecue in support of World Partnership Walk will be hosted by children and youth of the Ismaili Community at Real Canadian Superstore on June 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. World Partnership Walk works to improve the lives and livelihoods of thousands of people in Asia and Africa. ● Wild Rose Draft Horse Field
Day and Double Tree Village Pioneer Days, June 1 and 2. Gates open at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 per person per day, or $20 per family per day. Highlights include museum tours, heritage chickens, jam sessions, cowboy poetry (please join in), dress-up costumes, local and school exhibits, wagon rides with draft horses, concession available, supper by Spruce View Lions Club on Saturday evening, Cowboy Church on Sunday morning. Site is located six miles west of Spruce View to RR 41, and go north into the village. Phone 403-728-3875, or email email@example.com, or www.doubletreevillage.com. ● Bike Corral at the Red Deer Farmer’s Market will be offered by Red Deer Primary Care Network every Saturday of the market until Oct. 12. Corral staff will offer fun health activities and challenges. ● Knights of Columbus Annual Garage Sale, June 1, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church parking lot. Donations of items welcome. Contact Keith at 403-340-1640. ● Country Drive Spring Showcase weekend features special events at various businesses and at Danish Canadian National Museum, Ellis Bird Farm, Historic Markerville Creamery and at Stephansson House Provincial Site. Ellis Bird Farm will have children’s activities, beaver and purple martin presentations, book signing of Close to My Heart with local author Maureen Pocock from 1 to 3 p.m. on June 1. The Bird Farm will present BioBlitz on June 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. to inventory of the plants and animals at the farm. Each child who completes a BioBlitz will get to build a free bird box and get a free ice cream cone. See www.countrydrive.ca ● CanPKU Walkathon will be held at Bower Ponds starting from Kiwanis Picnic Shelter on June 1 at 3 p.m. for a three kilometre stroller-friendly walk. Come find out about Phenylketornuria (PKU), a rare condition that is screened for at birth, raise funds, and show support. See www.canpku/walkathon, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6:45 to 9 p.m. at iHotel. Brenda Eastwood, Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner, will launch her book It’s All About Hormones. Admission by donation to CAWES. Contact 250-652-3311 or email@example.com.
Tuesday ● Hunting Hills High School Year End Concert will be featured at Red Deer College Arts Centre Mainstage on June 4 at 7 p.m. Classical and contemporary performances by Concert Band, Jazz Band, Rock Band, Drumline students, with a massed band finale of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. Tickets are $10 each and are available from HHHS Music Room and the main office. Contact Greg Wheeler at 403-342-6655 ext. 1313. ● Post secondary financing information session will be held on June 4, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School. Deidre MacLean from Advanced Education and Technology will explain new changes in applying for student loans and more. Preregister at 403-3565315.
Wednesday ● Lacombe and District Garden Club Annual Perennial Exchange and Garden Sale will be offered on June 5 and 6 from 3 to 7 p.m. at 33 Cameron Close in Lacombe. Bring seeds, seedlings, or divisions of perennials to exchange or come to see and shop. All proceeds to Dorothy “Dot” Adamson Scholarship Fund. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Puppet Club for children ages seven years and up is offered at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library on June 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Make puppets and take part in interactive puppet shows. Phone 403-341-3822. ● A Sneak Peek at the Arts Events held in conjunction with Red Deer Artwalk Festival and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Gala, June 5, 4 to 6 p.m. at The Hub on Ross. Betty Snell demonstrating en plein air painting style, on from 4 to 6 p.m. and a community of artists will present the exhibit Celebration of the Ghosts at The Hub on Ross Gallery on First Friday, June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be a special menu at The Hub in conjunction with the Ghosts exhibit. Phone 403-348-2787. ● Downtown Market will be held on Wednes-
days from 4 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 9 on Gaetz Ave. from the corner of Ross St. right to 48 St. (Alexander Way). Phone 403-340-8696. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Five Plus One is on June 5 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403342-0035.
Thursday ● First Thursdays in the Snell are free chamber music concerts from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch in the Snell Auditorium on the first Thursday of each month. Café Noir will sponsor the series and provide free coffee and tea. Bring lunch, or purchase at the café. June 6 event features Shannon Frizzell on classical guitar as musical guest. Phone 403-342-9122. Free will donation at the door. ● Randi Boulton Singers perform every Thursday at The Hub from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New singers welcome. Phone 403-340-4869. ● Living With Cancer Support Group provides a casual non-denominational forum for individuals and their loved ones to discuss their cancer diagnosis or treatments, or just socialize with others at Gaetz Memorial United Church on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Phone 403-347-2244. ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre dance, Thursday, June 6, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the seniors’ centre. Dance to the music of Gaetz Valley Minstrels Band. Admission is $7. Phone 403-3476165, 403-986-7170, or 403-346-3896. ● West Park Community Ladies Drop In Coffee Time will meet the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the West Park Activity Centre. The group encourages neighbours including West Lake and West Park Estates to join the fun. Refreshments provided by WPCA. Contact Arlene at 403-346-0058. ● Red Deer Area Hikers meet on June 6 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for a six km hike at Jarvis Bay loop. Hike will be cancelled if raining or about to rain, or if the temperature is too high for healthy hiking. Bring food for cookout. Donation of $0.50 per hike or $5 per season, with fuel costs to be shared for out-of-town hikes based on car pooling and km travelled. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Mavis at 403-343-0091 or Sharon at 403-3402497.
Sunday ● National Commuter Challenge takes place June 2 to 8. See commuterchallenge.ca. ● Red Deer Chamber Singers Annual Spring Concert will be held June 2, 2:30 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. Tickets are $10 at the door or from choir members. Call 403-347-5166 for more information.
Monday ● Techno Teens will wrap up the season on June 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library with all sorts of techie activities. Phone 403-341-3822. ● Red Deer Public Library is hosting City of Red Deer Environment Week seminars from 12:05 to 12:50 p.m. and documentaries from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at the downtown location: Tree Pruning 101 on June 3; Waste Management Master Plan, and Waste Land (documentary) on June 4; Water conservation and rain barrels, and Dirt (documentary) on June 5; Naturescaping (at Dawe location), and Queen of the Sun (documentary) on June 6; Composting at home on June 7. ● Ladies Auxiliary of Red Deer Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35 holds general meetings the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Next meeting will be on June 3. For a ride please call Harry at 403-598-5331 before noon on meeting day. Meat draw every Friday at 5 p.m. ● Opening of the Tom Stevens Friends of the Library Book Shop will be on June 3, 11:30 a.m. at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch. See www.rdpl.org/about/friends ● Support the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter at book launch, hormonal and nutritional information session on premenstrual syndrome and perimenopause, on June 3,
REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Cover 2 Cover Book Club will meet on June 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library. The theme will be books in a new format (audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels etc.). Phone 403-341-3822. ● Amazing Race 2013 will be hosted by Red Deer Public Library on June 15, 12:30 to 4 p.m. starting and ending with at party at Children’s Services department. Participants in Grade 3 and up are welcome to register their team which must have at least one adult and seek for clues in downtown Red Deer. Phone 403-346-4688. ● Workplace Communication and Skills for Newcomers Program will be offered at Red Deer College, Aug. 12 to 30, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free child minding provided for ages six years and up. Free training for permanent residents and refugees. Proof of completion of LINC 4 or a CLB assessment is required. For information, or to register, 403-346-8818 — Immigrant Centre. ● Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada will be held on June 9, 11 a.m. at Kiwanis Picnic Shelter at Great Chief Park. To register and find out more see www.gutsywalk.ca or email@example.com ● ND Above the Noise featuring Clayton Bellamy Band will support 2013 Notre Dame High School Grad Service Project — Suicide Information
and Education Services of Red Deer. The event will take place on June 8 at the high school. There will be a barbecue at 5 p.m. for $5, opening acts at 7 p.m. and the main event at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 and are available from the school office. ● Camp Quality is looking for special people to volunteer as support companions, kitchen help, lifeguards, medical staff, programming staff, photographers, videographers, and organizing committee members for a week-long camp in Aug. at Sylvan Lake for children ages four to 18 years who have cancer. Siblings are invited to attend with the camper. Every camper is partnered will a support companion to help out. To find out more, see www. campquality.com, or contact Sara at 403-630-7873, firstname.lastname@example.org. ● Join Central Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services for the annual simulated Refugee Camp in the City to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20 in the gravel parking lot across from the Kinex Arena from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Experience a simulated refugee camp from registration to resettlement, including food and water distribution, education and health care. Teachers are requested to book a time for their class to attend. See www.immigrant-centre. ca, or phone 403-346-8818, or publicawarenes@ care2centre.ca.
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Therapy dogs offer respite to weary airline passengers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — There’s a new breed of airport dog. They aren’t looking for drugs or bombs — they are looking for people who need a buddy, a belly to rub or a paw to shake. “His job is to be touched,” volunteer Kyra Hubis said about Henry James, her 5-year-old golden retriever that works a few hours a week at the San Jose airport. “I am just standing there with him. They are talking to him. If I need to answer for him, I do. But I am at the end of his leash, he’s not at the end of mine.” Mineta San Jose International Airport is widely credited with introducing the first airport therapy dog in the days after Sept. 11, 2001, when flights were grounded, passengers were stranded and reaching friends and relatives in the East was nearly impossible. Passengers were anxious and afraid. Enter Orion, owned by a volunteer airport chaplain who got permission to bring the dog to work. He made such a difference that San Jose formalized the program and now has nine dogs. Miami International Airport got onboard the program with one and Los Angeles International Airport has 30 and is hoping to expand its program. The dogs are intended to take the stress out of travel — the crowds, long lines and terrorism concerns. You never know why people are flying, said Heidi Huebner, director of volunteers at LAX, which launched Pets Unstressing Passengers (PUPs) in April. Travelers might be in town for a vacation, a funeral, to visit a sick family member or to attend a business meeting.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE B4 ● Medicine River Wildlife Centre is requesting the public’s help placing orphaned animals with appropriate animal families. Those who know the whereabouts of any wildlife with young are asked to call the centre. Deer, coyote, and duckling families are needed. See www.mrwc.ca or call 403-728-3467. ● Artstrek summer theatre school for teens will be offered the week of July 7 for 13 and 14 year olds, July 14 week for 15 and 16 year olds, and July 21 week for 17 and 18 year olds at Red Deer College. Fiddler on the Roof will be the focus. Classes fill quickly. See www.theatrealberta.com, or phone 780-422-8162, or toll free at 1-888-422-8160. ● Rimbey and District Old Timers’ Annual Reunion will be celebrated on June 22 at Rimbey Community Centre. Doors open at noon. Light lunch 12:30 to 2 p.m. Registration fee is $10 and includes lunch. Short program at 2 p.m. Door prizes. Roast beef Supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by dance with Elmer and Friends for a cost of $15. Pancake breakfast at Pas-Ka-Poo Park on June 23 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. for $7. Contact 403-843-6893, or 403-843-6497, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘YOU CAN LITERALLY FEEL THE TRESS LEVELS DROP, PEOPLE START SMILING, STRANGERS START TALKING TO EACH OTHER AND EVERYBODY WALKS AWAY FEELING REALLY, REALLY GOOD.’ — HEIDI HUEBNER DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS AT LAX
“You can literally feel the stress levels drop, people start smiling, strangers start talking to each other and everybody walks away feeling really, really good,” Huebner said. Dogs have to be healthy, skilled, stable, well-mannered and able to work on a slack 4-foot leash, said Billie Smith, executive director of Wyoming-based Therapy Dogs, Inc., which certifies the LAX animals. They have to be comfortable with crowds, sounds, smells — and they need to pass through security like all airport workers. Handlers are taught to watch for people who fear or dislike dogs or those who might have allergies. In most cases, people approach the dogs, identifiable by the vests or bandannas they wear. Los Angeles’ dogs, which are featured on trading cards, are as varied as its airport passengers. There’s a long-haired Dalmatian, a Lab-pointer mix, a field spaniel, a poodle, three Australian Labradoodles, a Doberman and a 150-pound Irish wolfhound named Finn who has two tricks. “He looks you in the eye and lays down on the job,” said owner Brian Valente. “When I’m around
● Donalda School 100 Year Reunion, June 29 and 30. For more information contact Mary at 403-883-2469, or email@example.com. ● Canadian Liver Foundation Stroll For Liver, June 15, starting at 11 a.m. at Bower Ponds. Highlights are barbecue, music, entertainment, scavenger hunt, awards and prizes. Family walk of 2.5 or 5 km route. See www.strollforliver.ca. ● Mega Mommy Garage Sale in support of Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter will be held on June 8 at Oriole Park Community Centre, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations welcome. Shop and take in the barbecue. ● Alzheimer Society of Alberta and Northwest Territories Investors Group Memory Walk will take place June 15 starting at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. with the walk at 5 p.m. Musical entertainment by Just Glovely, hula hooping fun with the MaisieHoops, magic with Ryan Hawley, free barbecue, and children’s entertainment. To register, go to www.alzheimer.ab.ca or call 403-342-0448. ● Kerry Wood Nature Centre offers French summer day camps. Call 403-346-2010 for information. ● Trash to Treasure Swap Meet celebrates Environment Week on June 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Bring in usable unwanted items, and
Finn, it makes me feel like things are OK. When Finn’s around other people, they are OK. It’s almost instant, even if just for a moment,” Valente said. Miami’s sole dog, Casey, a 4-year-old golden retriever, is a star. She has her own website, fan mail, business cards and a role on “Airport 24/7: Miami,” a weekly reality show on the Travel Channel. “Casey is so pure and genuine,” explained Dickie Davis, director of terminal operations and customer service. “She’s not asking for anything or selling anything. She is just a love magnet.” When Claudia McCaskill’s family recently flew home from vacation in Brazil she requested Casey meet the plane to greet her 5-year-old daughter, Carina, who is autistic. She knew Carina would be low on energy and patience and they still had a 2.5-hour drive home to St. Lucie. Casey and handler Liz Miller were there with a gift basket and Carina fell in love with the dog. “Thank you for visiting us at the airport so I would be happy,” Carina said in a video the family made for Casey. Now Carina wants to go back and see Casey again. “I can’t say how much we appreciate what they did for us. It not only helped our daughter, but us too,” McCaskill said. Despite all the smiles, there are also hard moments. Before departing from San Jose, a soldier kneeled down and told Henry James: “OK, buddy, you take care of the house while I am gone,” Hubis said. A woman who said her husband of 40 years told her he wanted a divorce that morning wept on Henry’s shoulder. “He just sat there,” Hubis said. “He knew. He can feel.” browse for your treasure. No early birds, please. Monetary donations to the Nature Centre welcome. Left over items will be donated to local charities. Phone 403-346-2010. ● First Annual Pouncing Pumas Team ALS Pub Party will be at Bo’s Bar and Grill on June 8 starting at 7 p.m. Tickets available at CherryBomb Hair Lounge or at Pro Tan Sun and Spa for a cost of $20 each. Phone 403-986-3147 or 403-346-7880. ● The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Alberta 5 km Walk for ALS will be June 22 at Great Chief Park. Get involved by collecting donations and doing the walk, sponsoring someone, or just come down to the walk and enjoy the live music and barbecue. Visit www.alsab.ca find us on Facebook for more information on ALS and to donate. ● Artwalk Amble Gallery Tour will be offered on June 13, 7 to 10 p.m. Hop aboard a chartered city transit bus with guest speakers to guide a visit to a number of the city’s art galleries. Tour starts at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and finishes with a private wine and cheese reception. Tour includes Kiwanis Gallery Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer College (includes permanent collection) and MAG. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for those under 13 years, and they are available at Sunworks Home and Garden and MAG. See www. reddeerartwalk.ca, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 403347-2431.
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RANGERS FIRE TORTORELLA The Rangers fired combative coach John Tortorella on Wednesday, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tortorella was unexpectedly dismissed with one-year left on his contract. He led the Rangers to the Eastern Conference finals last year and into the second round this year before New York was eliminated in five games by the Boston Bruins. The fiery Tortorella, who was hired to replace Tom Renney in February 2009, achieved some success with the Rangers but couldn’t match the Stanley Cup title he earned in 2004 with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Last season, Tortorella led the Rangers to 51 wins — the second-most in franchise history — and 109 points before they were beaten in six games by New Jersey in the conference finals. The 54-yearold Tortorella got the Rangers back into the playoffs in this lockoutshortened season, and New York outlasted Washington in seven games in the first round of the playoffs before being knocked out by Boston.
● 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.
● 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. ● Parkland baseball: Acme at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park; Rocky Mountain House at Eckville, 7 p.m.; Lacombe at Innisail, 7 p.m. ● Senior C men’s lacrosse: Spruce Grove/ Edmonton at Blackfalds, 8 p.m., Multiplex. ● WHL: Rebels prospects camp, 3-5 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex.
● Junior golf: CJGA Nike Junior Series at River Bend. ● Women’s rugby: Calgary Hornets at Red Deer, noon, Titans Park.
Rebels to get a good look at prospects 34 PROSPECTS WILL BE UNDER CLOSE WATCH BY COACHING STAFF DURING WEEKEND PROSPECTS CAMP BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The numbers are up but the message will be the same. Whereas in past years when no more than 23 players attended the Red Deer Rebels prospects camp, the 2013 edition — set for Friday to Sunday at the Penhold Regional Multiplex — will feature 34 participants. “We’ll have enough players that we can have 17 on each team, so we’ll scrimmage more than we did in the past,” Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter said Wednesday. “We’ll run a short practice, maybe 20 minutes, and then move right into the games.” The list of camp players is longer this year because all 12 of the club’s 17-year-old prospects (1996-born) have been invited and will be under the close watch of Sutter, associate coach Jeff Truitt and newly-hired assistant Steve O’Rourke. “I think it’s really important for myself, Jeff and now Steve to see what we have in our system and get a feel for where we’re at moving forward,” said Sutter. “We’ll be able to assess what the players need to work on and what roles they can fill on our team. “This is especially true of our 17-year-olds because they have to push to make our team this year. They’re the ones we want to sit down with this summer and even through this camp so that when they come back in the fall (for main camp) they’re clear on what will be expected of them if they’re going to play in Red Deer.” The prospects camp roster also includes all of this year’s bantam draft selections — nine in total, including first-rounder Jeff de Wit of Red Deer — as well as various listed players, including ‘94-born goaltender Tanner Kovacs, an Innisfail native who has WHL experience with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and last season was with the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL. The camp runs from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Saturday and 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The players and parents will meet with Rebels mental performance consultant Derek Robinson Friday evening and on Saturday will visit Can-Pro Athletic Training Centre and will be introduced to a conditioning program by the team’s strength and conditioning coach, Al Parada. “Al will talk to the players and give them a feel for what they need to work on through the summer,” said Sutter. “Overall, it’s a good weekend for everybody in the sense that we’re not evaluating the players so much in this camp. It’s more of an orientation camp where they can all come in can see where they’re at compared to other guys . . . what they need to work on this summer in order to be ready for the fall camp. “When they come back in the fall, the new kids, especially, are more comfortable because they know the surroundings. They know what to expect because everything isn’t so new to them.” The Red Deer Rebels prospects camp roster (with year of birth; *denotes bantam draft pick, either 2012 or ‘13); Goaltenders — *Grant Naherniak, ‘96; Rylan Toth, ‘96’; *Taz Burman, ‘97; Tanner Kovacs, ‘94. Defencemen — Holden Daley, ‘96; Connor Hamonic, ‘96; *Jake MacLachlan, ‘96; Kaleb Denham, ‘96; Austin Shmoorkoff, ‘97; *Austin Strand, ‘97; *Josh Mahura, ‘98; *Nick Darling, ‘98; *Cale Chalifoux, ‘98; *Max Salpeter, ‘98; *Kyle Sargent, ‘98. Forwards — *Vukie Mpofu, ‘96; Cole Chorney, ‘96; Mathieu Lapointe, ‘96; *Earl Webb, 96; Lynnden Pastachak, ‘96; *Meyer Nell, ‘96; *Grayson Pawlenchuk, ‘97; Tom Friesen, ‘97; *Adam Musil, ‘97; *Brayden Burke, ‘97; Wyatt Kalynuk, ‘97; Tanner Laderoute, ‘97; Bryson Traptow, ‘97; *Mason McCarty, ‘97; *Jeff de Wit, ‘98; *Caleb Riess, ‘98; *Josh Logel, ‘98; *Tyler Kirkup, ‘98; Cody Illerbrun, ‘98. firstname.lastname@example.org
Four Blue Jays pitchers combine to blank Braves THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 3 Braves 0 ATLANTA — The Toronto Blue Jays came up with a winning formula to address their pitching woes. First, start a reliever. Then, bring in two guys just called up from the minors. The result was a fourhitter against the Atlanta Braves, who looked downright feeble in a 3-0 loss to the last-place Blue Jays on Wednesday night. Four pitchers combined on Toronto’s second shutout of the season, with Casey Janssen working a 1-2-3 ninth to finish it off. But the most important work was turned in by the three pitchers who came before the closer. Esmil Rogers lasted
3 1-3 innings in his first start since 2011. He was followed to the mound by two pitchers called up from Triple-A Buffalo before the game: Juan Perez (1-0), who went 2 2-3 hitless innings with four strikeouts for the win, and Neil Wagner, who got through the seventh and eighth allowing just one hit. “You tip your hat to those guys,” manager John Gibbons said. “They all stepped up, did a great job. Going in, you really don’t know what you’re going to get out of Rogers, how many innings. And then Perez comes in, shuts them down, then Wagner, against a really good-hitting team.” Janssen got the final three outs for his 11th save.
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Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook celebrates with his teammates after scoring a game-winning goal during the overtime in Game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, in Chicago.
Hawks complete comeback with OT win over Red Wings BLACKHAWKS PUNCH TICKET TO WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL AGAINST KINGS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blackhawks 2 Red Wings 1 OT CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. For just the second time in NHL history, the final four teams remaining in the playoffs are the four most recent Stanley Cup winners. Chicago captured the Cup in 2010. Seabrook picked up a loose puck and skated in on Howard through the middle of the ice, with Detroit defenceman Niklas Kronwall in front of him. His shot hit Kronwall’s leg before it sailed into the left side of the net for the defenceman’s first goal of the postseason. “I don’t know if I saw it go in to be honest,” Seabrook said. “I just heard the horn going and the boys jumping out. It was a pretty exhausting game, but I think I was more tired during the celebration with guys jumping and pushing me in the face and dragging me down. “It’s exciting. You don’t get to do that too many times.” The sellout crowd of 22,103 roared as Seabrook skated over to the boards and was mobbed by his delirious teammates. Howard put his arm around Kronwall, who was down on one knee, and tried to console him while the Blackhawks celebrated. It was quite a change from the end of the third period, when the Blackhawks thought they had scored the goahead goal. But it was waved off with less than two minutes remaining by referee Stephen Walkom, who called a pair of penalties behind the play. Patrick Sharp had given Chicago a 1-0 lead in the second period. Henrik Zetterberg tied it in the third for No. 7 Detroit, which beat second-seeded Anaheim in seven games in the first round. Howard finished with 33 saves. Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk was held without a point, closing out an ineffective series for the Russian star. Chicago made it to the conference finals for the first time since it won the title three years ago and will host Los Angeles in Game 1 on Saturday night. The Kings advanced with a 2-1 victory over San Jose in Game 7 on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh will host Boston in the opener of the Eastern finals on Saturday. Chicago was one of the favourites
to win the Stanley Cup when the playoffs began, storming to the Presidents’ Trophy during the lockout-shortened season. The Blackhawks then boosted their credentials with a five-game win over Minnesota in the first round and a convincing 4-1 victory against the Red Wings in the series opener. But Howard and Detroit responded with three straight victories, pushing Chicago to the edge of elimination. The frustrated Blackhawks held a team meeting the day after Game 4, where the seeds were planted for their improbable comeback. They felt one win would turn it around, and they were right. Three victories later — in which the Blackhawks outscored the Red Wings 10-5 after managing just two goals in Games 2-4 — they became the 25th team to win a series after trailing 3-1. It was the first time in franchise history Chicago has made such a comeback. Crawford finished with 26 saves, continuing his strong performance after allowing a soft goal that nearly proved costly in Game 6. He was especially tough after Detroit turned up the pressure early in the third. The Blackhawks celebrated wildly when Niklas Hjalmarsson blasted a slap shot by Howard with 1:47 left in regulation, prompting cheers from the raucous crowd. But Chicago forward Brandon Saad and Detroit defenceman Kyle Quincey got tangled up in front of the Red Wings bench. Walkom stopped play to give roughing penalties to both players as the Blackhawks went in for what appeared to be the go-ahead goal. Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews had a long discussion with one of the officials while the cheers turned to boos as the crowd realized the goal was waved off. The Red Wings then rushed down the ice, and Johan Franzen’s shot was blocked by defenceman Duncan Keith. After a seesaw series with all sorts of twists and turns, Chicago and Detroit faced off one more time in a Western Conference playoff game. The Red Wings will move to the East after this season as part of NHL realignment while the Blackhawks remain in the West. Playing on soft ice due in part to The Rolling Stones concert on Tuesday night, the Original Six teams provided a fitting conclusion to a compelling series. Each side made the safe play for most of the game, clearing the puck away if there was any danger and patiently waiting for the other team to make a mistake. Crawford and Howard were there when anyone got open. “To go all the way, you need a lot of luck,” Detroit forward Daniel Cleary said. “You need to be healthy to win. The last five teams that won Cups were still alive. There’s probably a reason for that. They’re a good team. I mean, tip your hat to them.”
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NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Tuesday, May 14: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 1 Friday, May 17: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3 Sunday, May 19: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1, 2OT Wednesday, May 22: Pittsburgh 7, Ottawa 3 Friday, May 24: Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 2 Boston 4, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 16: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Sunday, May 19: Boston 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Tuesday, May 21: Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Thursday, May 23: N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT Saturday, May 25: Boston 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 4, Detroit 3 Wednesday, May 15: Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Saturday, May 18: Detroit 4, Chicago 1 Monday, May 20: Detroit 3, Chicago 1 Thursday, May 23: Detroit 2, Chicago 0 Saturday, May 25: Chicago 4, Detroit 1 Monday, May 27: Chicago 4, Detroit 3 Wednesday, May 29: Chicago 2, Detroit 1, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Tuesday, May 14: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 0 Thursday, May 16: Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3 Saturday, May 18: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Tuesday, May 21: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Thursday, May 23: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 0 Sunday, May 26: San Jose 2, Los Angeles 1 Tuesday, May 28: Los Angeles 2, San Jose 1 CONFERENCE FINALS
EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston vs. Pittsburgh Saturday, June 1: Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Monday, June 3: Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5: Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. Friday, June 7: Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. x-Sunday, June 9: Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 11: Pittsburgh at Boston TBD x-Wednesday, June 12: Boston at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles vs. Chicago Saturday, June 1: Los Angeles at Chicago, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2: Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, June 8: Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. x-Monday, June 10: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 12: Los Angeles at Chicago, TBD Wednesday’s summary Red Wings 1 at Blackhawks 2 (OT) First Period No Scoring Penalties — Keith Chi (tripping) 5:20, Andersson Det (interference) 9:22, Emmerton Det (interference) 18:16. Second Period 1. Chicago, Sharp 7 (Hossa, Handzus) 1:08 Penalties — Shaw Chi (interference) 6:03, Abdelkader Det (tripping) 9:09. Third Period 2. Detroit, Zetterberg 4 (Nyquist, Cleary) 0:26 Penalties — Ericsson Det (hooking) 6:07, Quincey Det (roughing), Saad Chi (roughing) 18:11.
First Overtime 3. Chicago, Seabrook 1 (Bolland) 3:35 Penalties — None Shots on goal Detroit 11 6 9 1 — 27 Chicago 13 11 9 2 — 35 Goal — Detroit: Howard (L,7-7-0); Chicago: Crawford (W,8-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Detroit: 0-2; Chicago: 0-4. Attendance — 22,103 (19,717). NHL 2013 Playoff Scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial 2013 National Hockey League playoff scoring leaders following Wednesday’s game: SCORING G A Pt Krejci, Bos 5 12 17 Malkin, Pgh 4 12 16 Letang, Pgh 3 13 16 Crosby, Pgh 7 8 15 Horton, Bos 5 7 12 Iginla, Pgh 4 8 12 Pavelski, SJ 4 8 12 Zetterberg, Det 4 8 12 Brassard, NYR 2 10 12 Sharp, Chi 7 4 11 Couture, SJ 5 6 11 Hossa, Chi 5 6 11 Chara, Bos 2 9 11 Dupuis, Pgh 7 3 10 Neal, Pgh 6 4 10 Alfredsson, Ott 4 6 10 Lucic, Bos 3 7 10 M.Richards, LA 2 8 10 J.Thornton, SJ 2 8 10
Baseball Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 32 22 .593 30 22 .577 29 24 .547 28 24 .538 23 30 .434
GB — 1 2 1/2 3 8 1/2
Detroit Cleveland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City
Central Division W L Pct 29 22 .569 28 24 .538 24 26 .480 22 28 .440 21 29 .420
GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2
Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Houston
West Division W L Pct 32 20 .615 30 23 .566 23 29 .442 22 30 .423 16 37 .302
GB — 2 1/2 9 10 16 1/2
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
National League East Division W L Pct 31 21 .596 27 26 .509 26 27 .491 21 29 .420 13 40 .245
GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 9 18 1/2
St. Louis Cincinnati
Central Division W L Pct 35 17 .673 33 20 .623
GB — 2 1/2
Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee
33 21 19
20 30 32
.623 .412 .373
2 1/2 13 1/2 15 1/2
Arizona San Francisco Colorado San Diego Los Angeles
West Division W L Pct 30 22 .577 28 24 .538 28 25 .528 23 28 .451 22 28 .440
GB — 2 2 1/2 6 1/2 7
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 Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 5, 14 innings St. Louis 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago Cubs at Chicago, ppd., rain Oakland 6, San Francisco 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, L.A. Angels 0 San Diego 6, Seattle 1 Wednesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 9, Chicago White Sox 3 Philadelphia 4, Boston 3 Cleveland 5, Cincinnati 2 Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 3 N.Y. Mets 9, N.Y. Yankees 4 Baltimore 9, Washington 6 Tampa Bay 3, Miami 1 Toronto 3, Atlanta 0 Arizona at Texas, ppd., rain
Minnesota 4, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 5, Kansas City 3 Houston 6, Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, Late Seattle at San Diego, Late Oakland at San Francisco, Late Thursday’s Games Arizona (McCarthy 2-3) at Texas (Grimm 4-3), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-2) at Chicago Cubs (Wood 4-3), 12:20 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 5-4) at San Diego (Cashner 4-2), 1:40 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-3) at San Francisco (Zito 3-3), 1:45 p.m. Boston (Morales 0-0) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-0), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-3) at Cleveland (Kazmir 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Fister 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Locke 5-1), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 2-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 1-1), 5:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-5) at Baltimore (F.Garcia 1-2), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Colome 0-0) at Miami (Nolasco 3-5), 5:10 p.m. Toronto (Dickey 4-6) at Atlanta (Minor 6-2), 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Lohse 1-5) at Minnesota (Walters 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 5-3) at St. Louis (Wacha 0-0), 6:15 p.m. Houston (Harrell 3-6) at Colorado (Nicasio 4-1), 6:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-1) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 4-3), 8:05 p.m.
Players to keep an eye on as CFL training camps open BY DAN RALPH THE CANADIAN PRESS Veterans report to their clubs this weekend for the start of CFL training camps. Here are 10 players to watch when camps officially open Sunday: ● Jon Cornish. The 28-year-old native of New Westminster, B.C., was the CFL’s top Canadian last season after running for a league-high 1,457 yards. He was the first Canuck to lead the CFL in rushing since ’88. But his dream season ended bitterly with a 35-22 loss to the Toronto Argonauts in the 100th Grey Cup at Rogers Centre. ● Drew Tate. The Calgary starter missed 14 regular-season games with a dislocated shoulder before suffering a season-ending fractured forearm in Calgary’s West Division semifinal win over Saskatchewan. With Tate sidelined, veteran Kevin Glenn stepped in admirably and led the Stampeders past B.C. in the conference final before Calgary’s Grey Cup loss to Toronto. ● Andrew Harris. The 26-year-old Winnipeg native did it all last year for the B.C. Lions. The five-foot-11, 202-pound running back rushed for a team-high 1,112 yards while adding 75 catches for 718 yards. Harris also scored 11 TDs and averaged an outstanding 5.9 yards per rush. His 105 catches since 2011 ranks first among CFL running backs. ● Emmanuel Arceneaux. The speedy sixfoot-two, 211-pound receiver is back with B.C. after spending the last two seasons in the NFL. Arceneaux joined the Lions as a free agent in 2009 and in two CFL seasons amassed 130 catches for 1,971 yards — a solid 15.2-yard average — and 12 TDs. ● Mike Reilly. The Edmonton Eskimos acquired the six-foot-three, 215-pound Reilly from B.C. in January to compete for the No. 1 job. Reilly spent three seasons as a backup with the Lions. Incumbent Matt Nichols is coming off a dislocated ankle suffered in the East semifinal
against Toronto. ● Geroy Simon. B.C. traded the CFL’s alltime receiving yards leader to Saskatchewan this off-season. The 37-year-old spent 12 seasons with the Lions but had 54 catches for 700 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 due to hamstring injuries, the first time in 10 seasons he didn’t surpass the 1,000-yard plateau. Simon needs 29 catches to break Ben Cahoon’s alltime record (1,017). ● Buck Pierce. Injuries have plagued the Bombers starter throughout his CFL career. Despite that, Winnipeg head coach Tim Burke is rolling the dice with Pierce as his starter heading into training camp. Keeping Pierce healthy is crucial considering fourth-stringer Justin Goltz and newcomers Chase Clement and Max Hall are behind him. ● Khalif Mitchell. The six-foot-five, 315-pound defensive tackle is a force inside but was suspended twice last year before B.C. dealt him to Toronto. Initially, Mitchell said he wouldn’t head East but the Argos expect the 28-year-old to be in uniform when camp opens. Mitchell had eight sacks and 54 tackles in 34 career games with the Lions. ● Chad Owens. The 31-year-old Hawaii native was an integral part of Toronto’s 2012 Grey Cup-winning squad. The CFL’s outstanding player had a league-record 3,863 all-purpose yards and was its top receiver with 94 catches for 1,328 yards and six TDs. In April, Owens raised eyebrows by competing in a mixed martial arts event but emerged unscathed in earning a unanimous decision. ● Jamel Richardson. The six-foot-three, 215-pound slotback recorded a fifth-straight 1,000-yard season in 2012 with a team-high 63 catches for 1,016 yards and five TDs in 15 games. But in 2011, Richardson had 112 catches for 1,777 yards and 11 touchdowns — all career highs — in 17 regular-season contests.
NBA Playoffs THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7) 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. Saturday, Jun. 1 Miami at Indiana, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jun. 3 x-Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. 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. NBA Playoff Leaders through May 28 Scoring G Durant, OKC 11 Anthony, NYK 12 Harden, HOU 6 James, MIA 13 Curry, GOL 12 Parker, SAN 14 Paul, LAC 6 Lopez, Bro 7 Lawson, DEN 6 Williams, Bro 7 Green, BOS 6 Pierce, BOS 6 George, IND 16 Parsons, HOU 6 Iguodala, DEN 6 Duncan, SAN 14 Randolph, MEM 15 Gasol, MEM 15 Jack, GOL 12 Smith, ATL 6
FG 112 126 45 114 102 125 49 58 48 45 37 39 95 42 38 101 99 93 78 39
FT PTS 93 339 77 346 53 158 82 328 35 281 63 322 33 137 39 156 28 128 37 144 38 122 26 115 88 303 9 109 18 108 47 249 63 261 72 258 43 206 19 102
AVG 30.8 28.8 26.3 25.2 23.4 23.0 22.8 22.3 21.3 20.6 20.3 19.2 18.9 18.2 18.0 17.8 17.4 17.2 17.2 17.0
Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Optioned INF Yamaico Navarro to Norfolk (IL). Recalled 2B Ryan Flaherty from Norfolk. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Agreed to terms with OF Alex Llanos on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Sent C Lou Marson to Akron (EL) for a rehab assignment. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled RHP Brad Peacock from Oklahoma City. Sent RHP Josh Fields to Oklahoma City for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Assigned RHP Billy Buckner outright to Salt Lake (PCL). Placed LHP Sean Burnett on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the restricted list. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned OF Chris Colabello to Rochester (IL). Reinstated INF Trevor Plouffe from the seven-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES — Sent 1B Mark Teixeira and 3B Kevin Youkilis to Trenton (EL) for rehab assignments. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Sent OF Josh Reddick to Sacramento (PCL) for a rehab assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS — Optioned RHP Brandon Maurer to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled INF Alex Liddi from Tacoma. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned RHP Jake Odorizzi to Durham (IL). Recalled RHP Alex Colome from Durham. TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned LHP Martin Perez to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Ramon Ortiz and 1B Clint Robinson for assignment. Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Buffalo (IL). Placed 3B Brett Lawrie on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Recalled RHP Todd Redmond from Buffalo. Selected the contracts of RHP Neil Wagner and LHP Juan Perez from Buffalo. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned LHP Tyler Skaggs to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES — Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Gwinnett (IL). Reinstated RHP Jordan Walden from the 15-day DL. Sent RHP Brandon Beachy to Rome (SAL) for a rehab assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled RHP Rob Scahill from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned OF Charlie Blackmon to Colorado Springs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent RHP Stephen Fife to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINS — Designated 2B Nick Green for assignment. Selected the contract of 3B Ed Lucas from New Orleans (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed 3B Michael Young on the bereavement list. Recalled INF Cesar Hernandez from Lehigh Valley (IL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Optioned RHP Sandy Rosario to Fresno (PCL). Transferred LHP Eric Surkamp and INF Tony Abreu to the 60-day DL. Optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Fresno. Purchased the contract of RHP Ramon Ramirez from Fresno. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Optioned LHP Xavier Cedeno to Syracuse (IL). Recalled RHP Nate Karns from Harrisburg (EL). Sent OF Jayson Werth to Potomac (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. International League DURHAM BULLS—Added RHP Juan Sandoval from Montgomery (SL).
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JAYS: Felt good “It felt good,” Wagner said. “I was excited to get the opportunity and hoping to justify their confidence in throwing me out there in a pretty close game late.” Melky Cabrera had three hits, scored Toronto’s first run and drove in the other two with a second-inning single. Atlanta starter Kris Medlen (1-6) failed to last even as long as Rogers. Medlen took a liner off the left leg in the second and
Carolina League CAROLINA MUDCATS—Transferred INF Yhoxian Medina to Lake County (MW). American Association AMARILLO SOX — Released INF Jermel Lomack. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released OF Nick Akins. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Released LHP Leandro Mella and RHP Brian Chandler. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed OF Jaren Matthews. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed RHP Alex Sunderland. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed RHP Andrew Virgili. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Signed RHP Dan Cropper and OF Blake Helm. Released LHP Rich Hawkins. Traded OF Lyndon Estill to Copper State (Freedom). BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS — Named Steve Clifford coach. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Waived FB Deon Goggins. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Named Jim Brown special advisor. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released LS Charley Hughlett and WR Carlton Mitchell. Signed LS Jackson Anderson and OT J.B. Shugarts. DENVER BBRONCOS—Signed DB Quentin Jammer. DETROIT LIONS — Claimed QB Thaddeus Lewis off waivers from Cleveland. Released QB Alex Carder. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed LB Stanford Keglar. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released WR Matt Austin and G Jordon Roussos. Signed WR Greg Herd. Claimed DT Michael Brooks off waivers from Detroit. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Announced the retirement of WR Steve Smith. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with C Brian Schwenke, DE Lavar Edwards, CB Khalid Wooten and S Daimion Stafford. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Named Larry Coyer advance scout and Aubrey Pleasant offensive assistant. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed DB Aaron Grymes and WRs Owen Spencer and Terrance Lewis. OTTAWA — Named Brock Sunderland assistant general manager. HOCKEY National Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERS — Fired coach John Tortorella. PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed D James Melindy to a three-year, entry-level contract. American Hockey League SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Signed RW Alex Aleardi to a one-year contract. LACROSSE Major League Lacrosse HAMILTON NATIONALS — Traded M Jake Bernhardt to Ohio for a 2015 third-round draft pick.
didn’t return the next inning because of a contusion to his upper calf. He is expected to make his next start, though his leg was heavily wrapped after the game. “I’ve been hit by a lot of balls in my life. That’s one of the harder ones I’ve felt,” Medlen said. “I knew right away (that he’d have to leave the game), but I at least wanted get through the inning.” Cabrera led off the game with a single and wound up scoring Toronto’s first run on a fielder’s choice grounder by J.P. Arencibia. With one out in the second, Emilio Bonifacio lined one off the back of Medlen’s leg, reaching on the infield single.
Eagles revamp management as they make move to AAA championship in 2009. Dodd played all his minor hockey in Innisfail. He also played junior in the Central Alberta community and spent 10 years playing with the Eagles. He previously served on the Eagles board of directors and as an interim coach in 2011-12. Lorencz played minor hockey in High Prairie and has coached and managed teams in the Innisfail Minor Hockey Association and the Innisfail Minor Lacrosse Association. He received the Frank Risler Memorial Award for minor hockey coach of the year in 2009. He has also volunteered his time with the Eagles off and on since 2004. The Eagles will move into the senior AAA level next season — their 66th year of operation. “As an organization we made great strides last year and we recognize that it takes a full team effort to be successful,” said Eagles president Randy Graham. “We are excited to have these three individuals working hard behind the scenes to help take us to that next level.”
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The Innisfail Eagles management team has a new look. Jason Lenz, who was an assistant coach with the defending provincial senior AA champion Eagles, has been named the general manager with former Eagle Ryan Dodd taking over as assistant GM and Dez Lorencz the director of hockey operations. “I’m excited to be working with these three guys,” said Eagles head coach Brian Sutter in a news release. “As a group we have obtained knowledge, earned respect for what we do, bring great character, and grown our relationship with the community, all with an understanding what it takes to be successful. It’s about surrounding yourself with good people to get the job done.” Sutter is joined on the coaching staff by assistants Brian Stephenson and Kevin Smyth along with Marty Palechek and Lorne Fraser. Prior to joining the Eagles last season Lenz spent a number of years with the defending Allan Cup champion Bentley Generals and played a key role in their first Allan Cup
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Federer and Williams advance easily FRENCH OPEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Now things could get a little more interesting for Roger Federer. After a pair of straightforward and straight-set victories at the French Open against qualifiers ranked outside the top 150, the 17-time major champion will face a seeded player, France’s Julien Benneteau, who not only already beat Federer once this year but also came within two points of upsetting him at Wimbledon, of all places, in 2012. “I think I’m playing OK,” Federer said in something of an understatement, considering he’s dropped 11 games through six sets so far. “Definitely think the next match is going to be sort of the big test for me, to see exactly where I stand.” There wasn’t much trouble for Federer in the second round Wednesday, when he beat two-time NCAA singles champion Somdev Devvarman 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in less than 1 ½ hours while accumulating a 54-12 edge in winners. It really was something of a laugher, especially with Federer serving at 4-0 in the final set. He hit a first serve well out, and both players waited for the linesman to make a call — which he finally did, albeit after a long delay. Federer and Devvarman chuckled, looked at each other, and chuckled some more. As Federer prepared to hit his second serve, he needed to pause because he couldn’t regain his composure. Otherwise, little troubled him as he accumulated a 54-12 edge in winners, in part by moving forward to the net on 30 points. “I’m happy that I was playing offensive and aggressive tennis in the first two matches, because I had the opportunity, but I didn’t back off and start to play passive tennis and wait for mistakes. So I took it to my opponent,” said Federer, the 2009 French Open champion. “But really, I think I’ll only know more after the Benneteau match, to be quite honest.” Then again, Benneteau might not
quite be the same guy who took the first two sets against Federer before losing in five on the grass of the All England Club nearly a year ago. Or the one who has beaten Federer twice in six meetings, including 6-3, 7-5 in February on an indoor hard court at Rotterdam, Netherlands. The 30th-seeded Benneteau dealt with pain in his thigh Wednesday during a topsy-turvy 7-6 (9), 7-5, 5-7, 0-6, 6-4 win against Tobias Kamke of Germany. Ahead by two sets and at 5-all in the third, Benneteau dropped 10 games in a row before righting himself. Even putting that aside, Benneteau explained, “obviously it’s all pretty tricky, (playing) Federer. He breezed through the first two rounds. He plays very well. ... You know you’re going to have to really ramp up a gear.” Same must be said when facing another past French Open champion, Serena Williams, who has been challenged about as much as Federer has. Williams extended her career-high winning streak to 26 matches by defeating French wild-card entry Caroline Garcia 6-1, 6-2 Wednesday. A year after the only first-round Grand Slam exit of her career came in Paris, the American has lost four games in two matches. Just as the Court Suzanne Lenglen crowd roared at the sight of Devvarman claiming one game when trailing 5-0 in his third set, the fans at Court Philippe Chatrier got loud when Garcia finally won a game after being down 5-0 in her first set. “I need to work on my game to pose more problems for her next time I meet her,” Garcia said. Williams won 32 of 39 service points, and while that’s become expected, she also showed tremendous touch with a perfect drop shot that barely cleared the net and nearly nestled right there in the clay in the second set’s second game. Williams raised her left fist and looked up in the stands, where her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, shook his right fist. “I was, like, ’Yeah!’ I only hit drop
Wrestling, baseball-softball and squash in running to be included for 2020 Olympics
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Switzerland’s Roger Federer returns against India’s Somdev Devvarman in their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday. shots in practice,” she said. “I never hit them in a match. ... It’s not a go-to shot.” Garcia is ranked only 114th but much is expected of her. Against Maria Sharapova in the 2011 French Open, she won the first set and led 4-1 in the second before collapsing completely, losing the next 11 games and the match. Her performance was good enough to inspire Andy Murray to write on Twitter that Garcia “is going to be No. 1 in the world one day.” For now, it’s Williams who holds that distinction in the rankings, and she certainly looks like someone intent on keeping it that way. “It’s important for me to win easily,” said the 15-time major champion, who
Raonic advances to third round at French Open BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — And now for the gold-medal match. Three months after being surprisingly booted out of the 2020 Olympics, wrestling is back in the frame and will compete against baseballsoftball and squash for a spot in the games. “We had the opportunity to have a second chance to compete,” international wrestling federation head Nenad Lalovic said Wednesday after the three sports made the IOC shortlist. “We took the opportunity. We won the first match but there is another one to fight.” Of eight sports competing for a place on the 2020 program, five were eliminated from the race — karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and the Chinese martial art of wushu. The IOC executive board decided to recommend wrestling, squash and baseball-softball to the full IOC assembly for a final decision on Sept. 8 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Only one will get through. “We are competitors. We had seven and now we have two,” said Lalovic, a Serb who has revamped the governing body FILA and led the campaign for reinstatement. “Be careful, we are good fighters.” Despite a tradition dating to the ancient Olympics, wrestling was cut from the list of core sports by the IOC board in February. The decision caused an international uproar and prompted the United States, Russia, Iran and other countries to join forces in an unlikely political alliance to save the sport. Wrestling has gone through a major upheaval since the rejection. Raphael Martinetti resigned as FILA president within days of the decision and was replaced by Lalovic, who won the election as fulltime leader 10 days ago. FILA has brought women and athletes into decision-making roles and enacted rule changes to make the competi-
tion more compelling. Matches will now consist of two three-minute sessions instead of three two-minute periods, and scoring will be cumulative instead of the previous best-of-three system. “Everybody understood what we have done,” said Lalovic, wiping away sweat from his forehand after the decision was announced in a packed conference room. “They probably trust us that we can do more and this is the result. “But we have to do much more, and to prepare ourselves for Buenos Aires with additional arguments. These will not be sufficient in Buenos Aires.” Asked whether the result showed the IOC’s earlier decision was a mistake, Lalovic said: “I can’t say that. Simply, I don’t judge them. They are in the position to judge us.” Wednesday’s announcement came after the eight sports federations made 30-minute closed-door presentations to the IOC board. The board voted by secret ballot over sev-
eral rounds, with a majority required for making the shortlist and low vote-getters eliminated. Wrestling showed its newfound strength by winning on the first round with eight of the 14 votes. It took baseballsoftball and squash several votes before they secured enough votes for selection. “The number of this vote today doesn’t have any influence on the voting in the session,” Lalovic said. “It doesn’t mean we have any advantage in Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires, we’ll have the same starting position.” Baseball-softball beat karate 9-5 in a head-tovote to win its spot on the list. Squash got through in the final round, getting eight votes to defeat wushu with four and sport climbing with two. “It was never going to be an easy decision but I feel my colleagues on the board made a good decision in selecting baseball-softball, squash and wrestling to be put forward in Buenos Aires,” IOC President Jacques Rogge said.
PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic defeated Frenchman Michael Llodra in four sets Wednesday to advance to the third round of the French Open. Raonic, the No. 15 seed from Thornhill, Ont., had 24 aces in the 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory on the Lenglen showcase court at Roland Garros. “It was a difficult match,” said Raonic, who improved to 4-0 lifetime against Llodra. “Mica’s not just tough for me to play, he’s tough for everyone. “I’m very content with my tennis, I played well today. My serve is the most important part of my game and it worked well today. When it does that, I always play better.” Raonic will next face big-serving South African Kevin Anderson, who beat Russian Evgeny Donskoy 6-7 (8), 6-1, 7-5, 6-2. Raonic recorded four breaks in 12 chances against Llodra. “He does a lot of things to make you feel uncomfortable,” Raonic said of the local favourite. “I felt like at one point I just let it get too much, we were playing under his terms rather than mine. In the first set I created a lot of opportunities for myself, especially on his serve.” “It was a good match,” he added. “I won but I wish I could have gotten going a little bit better. But fortunate in that tiebreaker when I felt like my back was up against the wall, I got going and sort of carried that through the fourth set.” Also Wednesday, qualifier Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver dropped a 7-6
(9), 6-4, 6-7 (4), 2-6, 8-6 decision to Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos in a match that lasted over four hours. The match began late Tuesday but was suspended due to darkness in the fourth set. When play resumed, Pospisil took the fourth set and moved up a break at 4-2 in the decider only to give up a break a game later. Zaballos, who beat Rafael Nadal in February on clay in Chile, later broke for a 7-6 lead and held serve for the win. “It was very disappointing,” Pospisil said. “I was up 4-2 and completely (gave) him three points in the next game. It was so unlike me. I’m hardly likely to give a break back, especially after fighting so hard to get into winning position. “I came from two sets down against a good clay player, It was still a positive match for me. My game has been improving a lot. Maybe my head was not ready to win a match like this. Maybe my game is improving faster than my head is ready for.” Pospisil was looking for his second career victory at a Grand Slam. He won a first-round match at the U.S. Open in 2011. In men’s doubles play, Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and new Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt came back from an early 2-5 hole for a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4) first-round win over Russian Mikhail Youzhny and Sergiy Stakovsky of Ukraine. Nestor is a three-time defending champion and holds four French Open trophies overall with three different partners. He has a 7-4 record with Lindstedt since they first teamed up last month.
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won the French Open in 2002. “It’s also important for me to play well. If I play well, it will bode well for me at Roland Garros.” Speaking again in French to the crowd during a post-match interview, Williams was asked what she plans to work on in practice. “I’d like to improve everything. My French, too,” she said. Williams said she studied French “a long time ago” so she could use the language while travelling in Africa — and “I decided that I wanted to win the French Open and speak French for my acceptance speech.” A reporter wanted to know: That remains the plan? “Still my plan,” Williams replied.
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Transport plan tries for balance EQUINE EDUCATION Equine education will be the topic at Red Deer’s Heritage Ranch on June 13, as the Horse Industry Association of Alberta brings its Horses 101 seminar back to Red Deer. The event, from 6 to 9:30 p.m., will cover horse care and nutrition, assessing stables, keeping horses at home, and horse selection, with Ron Anderson, Les Burwash and Katrina van den Bosch presenting. The association’s goal is to get people involved with horses and give them the tools so that the partnerships will be successful. Too often, the group says, people become involved with horses without first educating themselves and end up in not ideal situations. For more information, phone 403-4205949 or visit www. albertahorseindustry. ca.
MOBILITY PLAYBOOK A PLANNING TOOL FOR FUTURE ROAD DESIGNS, NEIGHBOURHOODS, TRAIL SYSTEMS AND TRANSPORTATION BY ADVOCATE STAFF City council has approved a major transportation work plan that paints a balanced vision of cycling, walking, transit and driving in Red Deer. The Mobility Playbook was approved by a vote of 7-2 on Monday as a planning tool for future road designs, neighbourhoods, trail systems and transportation. Councillors Tara Veer and Chris Stephan were opposed. Veer said there’s strength in the plan but she expected a broader vision in such a high-level document and a better vision for drivers and driving infrastructure. The plan is 75 per cent there but she
says it falls short in a clear vision of building better roads and infrastructure. Stephan said the money spent on the study would have been better spent on filling potholes. Jeremy Bouw, a city divisional strategist, told council they heard a lot about bike lanes, transit, the weather and choice during the public consultation. Bouw said they heard residents wanted a more balanced provision of mobility options. Residents said Red Deer was a place where people drive cars and cars are necessary to get to places quickly and conveniently. Bouw said they heard drivers and driving should be more reflective in the docu-
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MEMORY WALK Lace up and take part in the Investors Group Memory Walk on June 15. The annual walk to raise funds for Alzheimer Society programming and services in Central Alberta will take place at the Sunnybrook Farm Museum and surrounding trails. The band Just Glovely will provide entertainment during the walk and there will be hula hooping and magic from Ryan Hawley. A free barbecue will also be held. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. and the walk starts at 5 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 403-3464636.
ALIX PIONEER VILLAGE See a re-creation of a Saturday in a pioneer village in Alix on June 15. Come Walk Among Us is a day-long event featuring a polo match, antique car and machinery show and shine, art show and sale, farmers market, carding and weaving demonstrations, ice cream and butter making and wagon rides. An actor portraying Irene Parlby, one of the Famous Five women declared persons in 1929, will discuss local history and point out sights of interest. A 10-km run to raise money for the Calgary Children’s Hospital and a head shave for cancer also occur in the community the same day. More information can be found online at www. villageofalix.ca or www. boomtowntrail.com.
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ment. Based on feedback, the city added a new play or target of creating a balanced network and rewrote a few pages to reflect a more positive role of driving in the document. In the fall, the city will draft the framework for terms of reference to meet the objectives of the playbook. Most councillors said the document was moving in the right direction. Coun. Cindy Jefferies called the planning very much future thinking and a longer term vision. Council adopted an additional resolution brought forward by Veer for further policy work to be undertaken to respond to vehicular and rail transportation.
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Spencer Beach, at left, chats with Don Black and Leslie Russell of the Berwyn Fire Department while signing a copy of his book ‘In Case of Fire’ at the AFCA conference on Wednesday.
Burned worker tells his story FELT SENSE OF DUTY TO FIX MISTAKE, THEN FLAMES ERUPTED BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Compelled by a sense of duty, firefighters will race into a burning building in attempting to save anyone who might be caught up in a blaze. Spencer Beach has heard many such stories over the last 10 years, and most of the time the selflessness of duty comes through. “When there’s that emergency happening right then, the last thing you tend to think about is yourself and your family,” said Beach in his speech to Alberta Fire Chiefs Association delegates in Red Spencer Beach Deer on Wednesday morning. “That should be the first thing you think about before you go running into that situation: making sure you get home.” Ten years ago last month, Beach felt a sense of duty to go fix a mistake that had been made in laying linoleum in a new Edmonton home. Having been working at flooring installation since age three with his father and grandfather, Beach was an old hand at the trade, and was often counted on to do complicated tasks like stripping linoleum off floors so new flooring could be laid. On that morning, he woke and told his wife he did not want to go into work that day, knowing that the task would involve working with the chemical Roberts 1901, which would make him go “funny in the head.” The chemical was part of his employer’s method to save lots of money and time in the normally pain-staking task of linoleum stripping. He did go to work, and after going through four four-litre containers of the solvent, he was nearly done when an exiting contractor shut the door he had been using for ventilation. Beach noticed the closed door, but was sure he could finish the job without any problem. A few seconds later, fire “was everywhere from floor to ceiling and wall to wall,
and I was in the middle of it.” The highly-flammable chemical he was using caused the blaze, which would reach 1500C. Efforts to reopen the one door were futile, so Beach ran to the door leading into the attached garage. “In the few short moments it took me to run down an eight-foot hallway, I could already feel, smell and hear all my hair burning off my head,” he said. Efforts to open that door too were in vain as he felt the skin on his face melting to his skull. As he came to the realization that he was about to die, he curled up in a ball and felt a calmness wave over him as the flames danced around. But while lying there, he focused his thoughts on wife Tina and the baby the couple were expecting. Inspired to give his escape another shot, he yanked at the burning door handle until it finally relented. Even when out of the fire, though, his survival remained unlikely, with third- and fourth-degree burns covering 90 per cent of his body, the loss of many of his facial features, and no sweat glands. In the hospital, he was quietly asked if he would just prefer to die. Today, 37 surgeries later — with a 38th in the works — he is an author and an indemand speaker. And although he has recovered well from the disaster, effects have spread wide. While he was getting better, his wife fell into a severe depression five years ago, he said. “There’s not a single person in this world that I love that has not been affected by this. ... I’ve lost pretty much every single friend I had, because they can’t deal with it,” said Beach. His overarching message on Wednesday was that workers must stand up for themselves when it comes to safety, something he didn’t do 10 years ago. Making safety a priority, said the 39-year-old father of two, does not mean sacrificing fun or the ability to get things done; rather, making it the first consideration allows a person to be able to do things again and again in good health. email@example.com
A Red Deer woman whose life spiralled downward after trying cocaine at 16 was sentenced to 44 months in jail on Tuesday. Alexa Czerniak, 27, will go to jail after pleading guilty to 11 charges, including dangerous driving, drug trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and breach of an undertaking. Provincial court Judge Jim Mitchell credited her with two months for time served, so the jail sentence was lessened to 42 months. She was also given a firearm prohibition of 10 years, a driving prohibition of one year upon release, and she must provide a DNA sample. He also ordered drug treatment. Court heard how Czerniak was charged on Jan. 11 after trafficking crack cocaine to an undercover Mountie in Red Deer. Then on Feb. 7, the Red Deer city RCMP Street Team saw Czerniak doing a drug deal. Police stopped her but as the officers wearing vests with the word “Police” approached, she backed into the police vehicle and then sped off. A pursuit ensued but it was soon called off because of traffic. Czerniak was later found in the parking lot. She resisted arrest, kicking at the officer. Various drugs were found, including crack cocaine, powder cocaine and methamphetamine. She got in trouble again on March 11 when the vehicle she was in was pulled over by police. Cocaine and other drugs were found, plus a cellphone she wasn’t supposed to have, as ordered by the courts. Defence lawyer Luke Kurata described how his client has been struggling with drug abuse for about 10 years. “These things start at a very little snap of a finger,” said Kurata. At age 16, she tried cocaine and in a week to 10 days, she was hooked. Kurata said that Czerniak had been a low-level competitive swimmer and a sweet girl with good grades who became an addict. “She’s trafficked only so she could support her own addiction,” said Kurata. “She’s a minimal addict by volume.” He said that she was exclusive in who she sold to, meaning that she wasn’t “selling to kids.” For many years, she was in an abusive relationship and then the man went to prison. She had a daughter and was completely clean for three years, said Kurata. She got back in the drug culture again and entered a new relationship with another addict. “She is very desirous of rehabilitation,” said Kurata. “I’m not proud of myself,” said Czerniak to the judge. “I am truly nothing without my sobriety. I want to turn this negative situation into something positive so I can be an active member of society.” She wiped tears when Mitchell asked her where her young daughter was. The girl is with her parents, she said.
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NYC firefighter who survived 9/11 to address luncheon A few tickets are still available for an opportunity to hear from a famous survivor and help out some of Red Deer’s finest ambassadors. Put on by the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer, a Mac and Cheese Luncheon will take place at the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday. The luncheon will serve as a fundraising event for the Red Deer Royals’ Find a Home campaign. Speaking at the luncheon
MAC AND CHEESE LUNCHEON will be Richard Picciotto, a New York firefighter who survived the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center towers after being trapped in the rubble of a collapsed building for four hours. Picciotto then played a vital role in the rescue operation that followed, and his story has since been told in the bestselling book Last Man Down.
Thanks to the sponsorship of some local businesses, front line responders will be able to attend the luncheon and hear Picciotto’s talk, said organizer Ray McBeth. The lunch will take place at the Sheraton Hotel from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funds raised will go towards the Royals’ efforts to find a suit-
able practice space, as well as replacements of the band’s old uniforms and instruments. The goal is to raise at least $100,000 for the cause. In 2009, the last time local Rotary clubs held a similar event, about $125,000 was raised for the Red Deer Food Bank. Tickets are $1,000 for a table of eight. Individuals can attend for $125. Tickets can be procured from McBeth at 403-350-9494.
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BRIEFS Lacombe County studies recreation plan Faced with aging recreation facilities in its urban communities, Lacombe County is looking for public input on how to plan for the future. A major recreation plan is being prepared by the county and resident consultation has already produced some clear messages. Among them is that county residents want to see recreation facilities retained in urban centres. However, even keeping the current inventory of facilities won’t come cheap. Both Alix and Clive arenas need replacing, and arenas in Bentley and Eckville require major upgrades to keep them useful for another 25 years. Among the decisions to be made is whether it makes more sense to retrofit aging facilities — a much cheaper option — or build new. Traditionally, county residents go to urban communities to play hockey or go swimming. The county also wants to see what the public thinks about creating district parks, one on each side of the county, where recreation facilities would be concentrated. Another option is creating a centralized regional recreation facility. Feedback can be provided through an online survey at www.lacombecounty.com until Friday. County residents who fill out the online survey are eligible to win an iPhone5. A series of town hall meetings have also been planned next month to gather input. They are as follows: ● June 4, Eckville Arena lobby at 6:30 p.m. ● June 5, Bentley’s Blindman Valley Ag Centre at 6:30 p.m. ● June 6, Lacombe County Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. ● June 11, Clive Arena meeting room at 6:30 p.m. ● June 12, Alix Arena at 6:30 p.m.
Sylvan Lake census extended Sylvan Lake residents have been given an extra week to be counted in the town’s 2013 census. The town extended the deadline for its municipal census to June 8. Officials hope the extension will encourage more residents to complete the census. The original deadline was May 31. So far, about 77 per cent of residents have completed the census online or been available when enumerators have come to the door, leaving 23 per cent of residents uncounted. Census co-ordinator Marilee Littmann said the census form takes less than a minute to complete. Censuses are important for municipalities as they determine the amount of funding a community receives from other levels of government. Residents are encouraged to use the PIN delivered to their household and complete the census online. A census can also be completed over the phone by calling the town office at 403-887-2141.
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circuit television before Judge Gordon Yake in Red Deer provincial court Wednesday. He is alleged to have shot his father Tim Guilbault, 51, at a family acreage west of Bowden on Nov. 5. A forensic assessment on Guilbault has not been completed and the unit had asked for another extension, this one lasting two to four weeks. However Crown Prosecutor Jason Snider said there was no statute to allow for the extension to be granted beyond the existing 60-day limit on the previous extension. Aaron Guilbault was declared fit to stand trial at a previous appearance. While in custody, he has been committed under the Mental Health Act as a danger to himself. Aaron Guilbault was arrested near Stettler a few hours after Tim Guilbault was found dead in the family’s acreage in Red Lodge Estates. He was charged with second-degree murder. Tim Guilbault served three terms as a city councillor before moving to Calgary in 1995 to take a new job. Aaron Guilbault’s matter will be brought back into Red Deer provincial court on June 12 to speak to setting dates. He will appear by closed circuit television from the Calgary Remand Centre.
Attempted murder case to trial The two men accused of an attempted murder at a Balmoral Heights residence are headed to trial. Brad Voykin, 23, of Red Deer County and Joshua Cusler, 27, also known as Hill, elected to be tried by judge and jury in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Wednesday. A week-long preliminary inquiry was also requested. The two are accused of being involved in a triple shooting in March at the acreage east of Red Deer that sent three people to hospital. Cusler and Voykin appeared together by closed circuit television from the Red Deer Remand Centre in front of Red Deer provincial court judge Gordon Yake. Both men face charges of attempted murder with a firearm, extortion and robbery in relation to the incident. The matter will be brought back to Red Deer provincial court on June 20 to set preliminary dates and for show cause. Blackfalds RCMP were called to a Balmoral Heights residence just after midnight on March 19 to a report of a man being shot. Soon after, Red Deer City RCMP were called to a reported collision in the Northwood Estates mobile home park. They found two males believed to have been in the vehicle, both suffering gunshot wounds. Through their investigation, police believed the two incidents to be connected and arrested the two males, Cusler and Voykin.
Hobbema man back in court A Hobbema man charged with first-degree murder made a brief court appearance in Wetaskiwin on Tuesday. Clifford Soosay, 26, is one of three men charged in connection with the murder of Winston Crier. Crier, 51, who is from Samson Cree Nation, was found dead in a rural area of the Montana reserve on May 6. RCMP said the incident is not related to gang activity. Soosay will return to court on June 27 at 9:30 a.m. for election and plea. Nikki Saddleback, 25, and Troy Crier, 27, have also been charged with first-degree murder in the case.
Red Deer residents are reminded to ensure back lanes are clear for grading. Roads superintendent Jim Chase said the crews face challenges due to vehicles, piles of soil, flower beds and garbage bins stored in back lanes. He said clearing the back lane will ensure a safe and efficient grading operation. The grading program got underway in April and will continue until late October. The city is responMore charges have sible for maintaining 235 km of back lanes in Red been laid against a Red Deer. Deer male involved in a Crews will cycle through neighborhoods each two-week long manhunt week and will avoids areas on scheduled garbage and an alleged accompickup days. If a resident’s fence is built on their property line, plice has been arrested. Garnet Colby then the property behind the fence is considered Mcinnes, 22, of Red Deer city property. The city allows 30 cm or one foot to surrendered peacefully transition their landscaping outside their fence. According to the Use of Streets Bylaw, no person shall place, pile or store any material or HARBOUR SPA’S equipment on city prop6751 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta erty without a permit. Saturday, June 1, 2013 @ 11 am
early Tuesday morning after a four-hour armed standoff with police at a Lacombe residence. Several people were arrested at the residence, including Samantha Johnstone, 23, of no fixed address. Johnstone has been charged with four counts of drug-related offenses, including possession or trafficking of cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana and cannabis resin. She made her first court appearance on Wednesday in Red Deer provincial court before Judge Gordon Yake. She reserved her election and the matter was put over to June 6. Johnstone was previously wanted on charges, along with Mcinnes, related to an alleged carjacking near Blackfalds on May 15. Mcinnes was already facing charges of extortion, kidnapping, robbery and forcible confinement in relation to a May 14 armed robbery at a Parke Avenue apartment followed by an armed and barricaded standoff in a Highland Green neighbourhood residence. An additional 11 charges were laid after his arrest on Tuesday. He is now also charged with using a firearm in a commission of an offence, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, robbery, robbery with a firearm and two counts of assaulting a police officer with a weapon. Mcinnes’s first court appearance on all these matters is scheduled for Monday in Red Deer provincial court.
Man pleads not guilty to allegedly assaulting officer A Red Deer man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in connection with allegedly punching and kicking a police officer in the face. Robert Stuart Fleming, 59, was arrested on Dec. 28 by Red Deer City RCMP investigating complaints of a drunken man refusing to leave a restaurant. Police say the man was placed under arrest for causing a disturbance. However, the man allegedly resisted arrest and punched and kicked the police officer in the face. The officer was treated and later released from hospital. Fleming will head to trial on Dec. 20 on charges of assaulting a police officer causing bodily harm, resisting a police officer and causing a disturbance.
Pair accused of fraud to return to court Two people accused of defrauding local seniors of hundreds of thousands of dollars will be back at the Red Deer provincial courthouse next month. Red Deer city RCMP charged the pair after receiving complaints that an alleged victim gave substantial amounts of money to two individuals, starting in 2009, based on false information they were providing. Police further allege that those same individuals used stolen cheques to repay money borrowed from the victim. Investigators now believe there were at least three victims, of whom two are senior citizens. Theresa Sutherland, 50, and Kevin Sveinson, 56, will be before the Case Management Office at about 8:30 a.m. on June 18 for election and plea. Both are charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of stolen property. Sutherland also faces two counts of fraud over $5,000, 15 counts of uttering forged documents and six counts of theft under $5,000. Sveinson has been charged with three counts of uttering forged documents.
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OTHERS: Charges Two other people, 30-year-old Ryan Karol of Red Deer and 34-year-old Daniel Apetrea of Calgary, were also charged in a related matter on Feb. 7. A police search resulted in the seizure of $4,590 cash, plus various illegal drugs. Karol remains in custody. He was in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday and will be back in court on June 6. He was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of proceeds of crime. Apetrea will have a trial from Jan 13 to 21, 2014, in Calgary’s Court of Queen’s Bench. firstname.lastname@example.org
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TORONTO — Now that Netflix has brought back the cult favourite Arrested Development, Seth Rogen is waiting for word of a Freaks and Geeks reboot. The Vancouver-bred movie star notes his shortlived 1999 NBC comedy has found new life on the online streaming service, where it has amassed even more fans — just as Arrested Development did before Netflix announced it would back fresh episodes about the dysfunctional Bluth clan. Rogen says he’d be open to a limited run of some kind of Freaks and Geeks reunion if the original cast, writers, directors and producers could be assembled, too. “If they were able to do that I would be very open to doing more Freaks and Geeks,” Rogen said Monday before attending a special screening of his big screen comedy This is the End in Toronto. “I bet a lot of the people would do it.” But the Knocked Up star put the kibosh on any sort of crowd-funded effort, such as the online fundraising campaigns that are fuelling a Veronica Mars movie and actor Zach Braff’s sophomore directing project, Wish I Was Here. “It seems weird to be taking money from fans to create something, I don’t like that concept as much,” Rogen said later during a Q&A session with fans following his movie, which he co-wrote and co-directed with fellow Superbad and Pineapple Express scribe
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... some of them of critical importance to the economy of their country within very short time frames, particularly in a crisis OTTAWA — Financial services are provsituation like the one we are living these ing to be one of the few key remaining isdays,” says an internal European Commissues stubbornly holding up a free trade sion assessment of the financial services agreement between Canada negotiations. and the European Union, The EU, on the other hand, Canadian sources and in“IF FOREIGN BANKS HAVE THE RIGHT TO GO TO says financial services should ternal European documents be treated just like any other AN INDEPENDENT TRIBUNAL AND SUE OTTAWA suggest. FOR DAMAGES.... THAT ‘THREAT’ WOULD CREATE sector. Negotiators have been Canada is warning that any meeting in Brussels in yet giving in to the EU position A CHILLING EFFECT THAT WILL HAVE NEGATIVE another attempt to finalize would undermine the stability CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ECONOMY.” the wide-ranging pact, which of the financial sector. would not only break down That’s because if foreign — EUROPEAN ANALYSIS OF THE CANADIAN POSITION trade barriers but also liberbanks have the right to go to alize investment and movean independent tribunal and ment of people. sue Ottawa for damages beBut even though both cause of policy decisions, that Canada and the EU are keen very provisions that have kept the Cana- “threat” would “create a chilling effect that to have investment fully included in the dian banking system standing while the will have negative consequences for the agreement, along with provisions to allow global financial system ravaged so many overall economy of the country,” according companies to sue for damages due to for- other countries, Ottawa argues. to the European analysis of the Canadian eign government actions, Ottawa is equally “Canada considers its approach justified position. adamant that banking should be an excep- on the fact that financial services regulation. tors need to take decisions on a daily basis Please see PACT on Page C7 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Loonie rises, rates unchanged The Canadian dollar closed higher Wednesday after the Bank of Canada said it was leaving its key rate unchanged at one per cent. The loonie was ahead 0.4 of a cent to 96.6 cents US as the central bank also said that the one per cent level is “appropriate for a period of time.” It added that “recent economic indicators suggest that growth in the first quarter was stronger than the bank projected in April.” That assessment came as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said that the recession in Europe risks threatening the world’s economic recovery. The OECD again slashed its forecast for the 17 European Union countries that use the euro, saying its economy will shrink by 0.6 per cent this year, after a 0.5 per cent drop in 2012. It projects Canada’s growth will be slower than the United States, with a 1.4 per cent advance this year and 2.3 per cent next year.
Facebook works to block misogynistic content Facebook has lost more than a dozen advertisers after a campaign drew attention to pages on the social media site that promoted violence against women. Women, Action, and the Media launched the campaign last week to get Facebook to end hate speech on its site and urged advertisers to pull their support. The content included pages and images that had grisly photos of abuse, and mottos that encouraged rape, abuse and other violence against women. The campaign elicited more than 5,000 emails. Facebook said that its systems failed to work effectively and it will remove the content and improve its efforts. —The Canadian Press and The Associated Press
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Peter Diamandis, co-chairman of Planetary Resources, an astroid mining company based in Bellevue, Wash., talks to reporters Wednesday, in Seattle about his company’s plans for the world’s first crowd funded space telescope.
Asteroid mining company wants to ‘democratize’ access to space SEEKS PUBLIC MONEY TO BUILD $1M SPACE TELESCOPE FOR PUBLIC TO USE “Our goal is to democratize access to space,” he said. The company doesn’t need the public’s monSEATTLE — A Washington company that ey to support its asteroid mining efforts, Diawants to send robots into space to mine pre- mandis added. cious metals from asteroids has found another They see the donations as more of a conway to use the expensive technology it’s devel- firmation that people are really interested in oping for its space venture. taking part in space Planetary Resourcexploration. es Inc. announced After Planetary ‘THE PUBLIC FUNDRAISING Wednesday it plans to Resources anEFFORT IS (OUR) WAY OF launch an extra space nounced its plan to telescope in early 2015 HARNESSING THIS INFORMATION mine asteroids more to be used by the gena year ago, the AND “BUILDING A COMMUNITY than eral public to take piccompany was flooded tures of their favourite WHO CAN GO ON THIS EPIC with public response constellations, or to to the project. JOURNEY WITH US.’ do their own research They received for the benefit of the — PLANETARY RESOURCES some 50,000 emails world. CO-FOUNDER PETER DIAMANDIS from people who People who want to wanted to get injoin the operation will volved. About 3,500 have to contribute tofilled out a five-page ward the $1 million price tag. job application. Another 2,500 wanted to invest. For instance, for $200 a member of the pubThe public fundraising effort is their way lic can aim the telescope once and take a pic- of harnessing this information and “building ture. a community who can go on this epic journey For $450, they can take three pictures. with us,” Diamandis said. People also can pay more and donate their Diamandis also wants to make a public statetelescope time to school children or profes- ment about the way entrepreneurs are taking sional researchers. over space development from the governments Planetary Resources co-founder Peter Dia- that have paid for all such work in the past. mandis said the Bellevue, Wash.-based com“Space is a business,” he said. pany hopes schools and science museums will Planetary Resources’ main business remains be the primary beneficiaries of the project. asteroid mining, Diamandis emphasized. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Lonestar revenue jumps 50 per cent Lonestar West Inc. (TSX.V: LSI) has reported a 50 per cent jump in revenues for its third quarter. The Sylvan Lake company, which operates a fleet of 51 hydro-vac and vacuum trucks in Western Canada, California and Oklahoma, said it had $8.8 million in revenues for the three months ended March 31. That was up from $5.8 million for the same period of 2012. The company’s net earnings for the quarter were $762,218, up 14 per cent from $666,566 a year earlier. Earnings per diluted share were unchanged at four cents. For the year to date, Lonestar had accumulated revenues of $21.7 million, up 53 per cent. Net earnings were up 25 per cent, to $1.9 million; while earniungs per diluted share were 11 cents, up one cent. “Management’s focus on managing costs
and strategically growing our fleet and operations both organically and through acquisition has had a positive impact on our earnings,” said Lonestar president and CEO James Horvath. “We are continuing our strategy of reducing the seasonality of our operations through expansion to the U.S. and growing our fleet and expect this growth rate will continue into the future.”
ATB reports 25 per cent increase in net income EDMOTNON — ATB Financial earned a profit of $244.8 million for its latest finan-
PARIS — The recession in Europe risks hurting the world’s economic recovery, a leading international body warned Wednesday. In its half-yearly update, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said that protracted economic weakness in Europe “could evolve into stagnation with negative implications for the global economy.” The OECD again slashed its forecast for the economy of the 17-country eurozone, saying it will shrink by 0.6 per cent this year, after a 0.5 per cent drop in 2012. The OECD had predicted a 0.1 per cent decline for the eurozone in its report six months ago — and this time last year, it forecast growth of nearly 1 per cent for 2013. The U.S. economy will continue to outpace Europe, the OECD said, with growth of 1.9 per cent in 2013 and 2.8 per cent in 2014. For global gross domestic product, the OECD forecasts an increase of 3.1 per cent for this year and 4 per cent for 2014. It projects Canada’s growth will be slower than the United States, with a 1.4 per cent advance this year and 2.3 per cent next year. Noting that eurozone policymakers have “often been behind the curve,” the OECD warned that Europe was still beset by “weakly capitalized banks, public debt financing requirements and exit risks.” Meanwhile, the eurozone’s 12.1 per cent unemployment rate “is likely to continue to rise further ... stabilizing at a very high level only in 2014,” the OECD said. The report predicts unemployment will reach 28 per cent in Spain next year and 28.4 per cent in Greece. The eurozone economy shrank 0.2 per cent in the January-March period, the sixth consecutive quarterly decline, making it the eurozone’s longest ever recession. Austerity measures have inflicted severe economic pain and sparked social unrest across the continent.
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cial year , an increase of 25 per cent from $195.1 million the year before. The Alberta Crown corporation says operating revenues were $1.2 billion for the year ended March 31, 2013, up from 1.1 billion last year. Non-interest expenses were up slightly to $865.9 million from $843.6 million. Net loans were up 11 per cent from the previous year to $29.7 billion, while total personal and business deposits were $23.7 billion, an increase of 6.8 per cent. Provisions for credit losses were $45.9 million, compared to $23.3 million a year ago, in what the company says it views as a return to a more traditional figure for that category. ATB Financial is the largest Albertabased financial institution with assets of $33 billion. It provides retail, agriculture and business financial services as well as investor services to more than 654,000 Albertans.
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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 94.73 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 94.56 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47.47 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.85 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 37.48 Cdn. National Railway . 105.15 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 138.49 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 76.71 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.72 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.07 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.94 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 45.93 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.98 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 33.63 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.05 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.88 Research in Motion. . . . . 14.71 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.60 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 41.20 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.14 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 37.09 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.05 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.50 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.98 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.58 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.90 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 49.74 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.97 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Wednesday amid reminders of the slow pace of global economic activity and lower-than-expected earnings from the Bank of Montreal. The S&P/TSX composite index finished well off session lows as gold and energy stocks erased early losses, coming back from a slide of almost 100 points to close down 17.91 points at 12,732.61. BMO Financial Group (TSX:BMO) reported earning a second-quarter profit of $975 million or $1.42 per share, down from $1.03 billion or $1.51 per share a year ago, while its adjusted profit for the quarter was $997 million or $1.46 a share, three cents short of estimates. The bank’s shares fell $1.20 to $62.50. The Canadian dollar advanced 0.4 of a cent to 96.6 cents US as the Bank of Canada said it was keeping its key rate unchanged at one per cent. The central bank added that “recent economic indicators suggest that growth in the first quarter was stronger than the bank projected in April.” The assessment came as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development said that Canada’s growth will be slower than the United States, with a 1.4 per cent advance this year and 2.3 per cent next year. It expects the U.S. economy will register growth of 1.9 per cent in 2013 and 2.8 per cent in 2014. Also, the International Monetary Fund trimmed its growth forecast for China this year from eight per cent to 7.75 per cent due to weaker global demand. That was bad news for a resource-heavy market like the TSX. Chinese demand in the past has pushed commodity prices and stocks in energy and mining companies higher. Worries that the U.S. Federal Reserve will start to reduce the amount of financial assets it buys also weighed on markets Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrials also came back from the worst levels of the session, but still finished down 106.59 points at 15,302.8. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq slid 21.37 points to
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Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 43.57 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.09 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.97 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 40.94 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.25 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.76 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.670 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 8.66 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.55 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.17 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.92 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.13 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.95 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.50 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 59.30 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80.43 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.75 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.97 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 28.97 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.12 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 60.50 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 16.59 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 76.57 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.15 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.98 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 30.73 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.04
points Nasdaq — 3,467.52 down 21.37 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.60 cents US, up 0.40 of a cent Pound — C$1.5661, up 0.27 of a cent Euro — C$1.3394, up 0.28 of a cent Euro — US$1.2939, up 0.81 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.13 down $1.88 (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,391.30 up $12.40 (June contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.156 per oz., down 2.8 cents $776.62 per kg., down 90 cents TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 953.71, down 0.70 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 123.22 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $5.00 lower $640.50; Nov. ’13 $0.30 higher $570.10; Jan. ’14 $1.70 higher $572.00; March ’14 $1.30 higher $566.10; May ’14 $0.70 higher $558.60; July ’14 $0.70 higher $556.70; Nov. ’14 $0.70 higher $532.30; Jan ’15 $0.70 higher $532.30; March ’15 $0.70 higher $532.30; May ’15 $0.70 higher $532.30; July ’15 $0.70 higher $532.30. Barley (Western): July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $194.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $199.00; March ’14 unchanged $199.00; May ’14 unchanged $199.00; July ’14 unchanged $199.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $199.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $199.00; March ’15 unchanged $199.00; May ’15 unchanged $199.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 350,640 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 350,640.
Bank of Montreal urges cost cuts THE CANADIAN PRESS BMO Financial Group has added its voice to a chorus of Canadian banks that say controlling costs will be essential to help them weather a period of sluggish consumer lending. The outlook came as the group that owns Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO) reported second-quarter net income of $975
RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 30, 2013 C7 in the investor-state dispute settlement process to deal specifically with deciding whether or not the prudential carve-out should apply. The EU is not, however, willing to accept Canada’s proposal to keep prudential matters at a government-togovernment level. If Canada won’t accept the compromise, the documents say the EU won’t Europe’s young people are espesettle for partial measures and will cially suffering, with unemployment stand by its original stance: financial of around 50 per cent in some of the services should be treated like everyhardest-hit eurozone countries such as thing else. Spain and Greece. “Red line: if parties don’t agree, EU But OECD Secretary-General Andoes not foresee (state to state dispute gel Gurria also noted that the tough settlement) to decide the matter, but reforms those countries made — such leaves the case up to the (investoras loosening their labour markets and state dispute settlement) tribunal,” the making public administrations more documents state. efficient — will soon bear fruit. The documents date back to Jan. 24, “In the periphery in particular, and even though negotiators have met which was hardest hit by the crisis, several times since then, Canadian that is where the reforms are taking sources say little progress has been place at the faster pace and where made to date. things eventually are, I believe, going “After discussing these issues sevto be looking better faster once we go eral times with Canada, we have now through the acute stage of the crisis,” essentially reached a stalemate at Gurria told reporters. technical level,” the European docuWith a population of more than half ments state, saying it will have to be a billion people, the EU is the world’s resolved by trade ministers. largest export market. A spokesman for federal InternaIf it remains stuck in reverse, comtional Trade Minister Ed Fast did not panies in the U.S. and Asia will be hit. directly respond to questions about Last month, U.S.-based Ford Motor financial services, but he did suggest Co. lost $462 million in Europe and that Canada’s stand on banking was called the outlook there “uncertain.” uncompromising. The OECD also urged the Euro“The strength of Canada’s financial pean Central Bank to take additional institutions throughout the most reemergency steps to boost the economy. cent global economic crisis reflects the It said the eurozone’s central bank strength and soundness of Canada’s should take the unusual step of cutregulatory framework,” Rudy Husny ting the interest rate it pays banks for said in an email. depositing money with it to below zero. Officials with the European Union This would push banks to lend money declined to comment. rather than hoard it as super-safe cenSources say that besides financial tral bank deposits. services, other key trouble spots inThe OECD also said the ECB should clude better access for Canadian beef issue clear guidance on how long its and procurement, especially Quebec’s exceptional measures, such as very insistence that it should be able to low interest rates, will remain in place favour local transportation manufac— along the same lines as the U.S. Fed- turing. eral Reserve. “They are making excellent progThe ECB was even urged to conress and bridging the remaining gaps sider buying assets such bonds — a on the most difficult issues. tool that can ease borrowing costs and “And it’s a very, very small number increase the supply of money in the of issues. So am I optimistic? Absoluteeconomy but one that the central bank ly, because the progress continues,” has so far been reluctant to take. Fast told The Canadian Press last Other major economies have falweek in an interview during a summit tered this year but none are in recesin Colombia. sion, like Europe. “This is a very sensitive stage in The U.S. economy grew 2.2 per cent the talks. Our negotiators are really last year and China, the world’s No. 2 engaged in very intense, highest-level economy, is growing around 8 per cent negotiations to make sure that we can a year. actually conclude and really deliver In the U.S., the organization urged for both parties.” politicians to soften automatic acrossAs talks near their end, ministers the-board budget spending cuts to will likely need to step in and deal make them less harmful to growth, and with financial services, beef, pharsaid “a credible long-term fiscal plan maceuticals and rules of origin in the needs to be put in place.” auto sector, said Ottawa-based trade consultant Peter Clark. But if Canada’s negotiators listen closely to the country’s financial services regulators, they probably won’t budge, nor should they, said Scott Sinclair, senior research fellow with the Canadian Centre for Policy AlternaInstead, Canada has proposed that tives. “The Europeans are putting a lot governments amongst themselves hanof pressure on Canada to do away with dle the application of the carve-out for important regulatory practices, definancial services, rather than letting spite all the turmoil in the Eurozone,” companies go before an independent he said. tribunal. Ironically, European governments The documents, obtained by The are already seeing first hand what Canadian Press, show that Canada is financial institutions armed with worried that independent tribunal investment-protection rights can do, would not have the expertise to deal he added. with financial services, and would not A Chinese investment bank is suing be able to act quickly enough to hanthe Belgian government for losses it dle the split-second churn of financial suffered when Belgium stepped in to markets. restructure a failing domestic bank. The EU has offered a compromise And foreign investors are filing of sorts that would allow a prudential investor-state claims against Greece carve-out to apply in some cases. And and Cyprus for losses stemming from financial crises there. it would accept a “filter mechanism”
million on Wednesday, down five per cent from a year earlier. “Our approach is deliberate,” BMO chief executive Bill Downe said. “We’re making fundamental changes to the business that will reap benefits over time, including simplification of the organization, moving senior executives closer to the customer ... and reducing repetitive tasks.” BMO’s earnings also
fell short of analyst expectations. The bank reported earnings per share of $1.42, five cents short of the consensus estimate. Downe also said the bank is trying to strengthen its brand south of the border in order to capitalize on signs of strength in the U.S. economy.
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announcements Obituaries BRADEN Gordon Wesley On May 25th 2013 Gordon Braden passed away in the arms of the angels at the Bashaw Care Center and was granted blessed peace. He lives on through his children Barbara Stevens, Jessie Trace (Neil), Wesley Braden (Holly) and Brenda Knight (Leonard), 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 12 great, great grandchildren and his sister Lenore Zacharwicz. He was reunited in heaven with his loving wife Gerturde, infant daughter Margaret Rose, daughter Joyce and her 3 infant sons, granddaughter Melanie, 9 brothers and 1 sister. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him, during his 98 years he touched the hearts and lives of many people. As a young man he left his native Manitoba and came West “riding the rails” during the depression years. He settled in Central Alberta where he met his wife Gertrude Martin. They were married in 1938 and raised their children on the Martin family farm where he continued to live until he was 95 years of age. A funeral service will be held on June 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Wilsons Funeral Home and Crematorium in Lacombe. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca. In lieu of donations the family requests that you take a loved one for a drive through the beautiful countryside and have lunch. Dads favorite past time was a Sunday drive on any day of the week. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”
RITTER 1960 - 2013 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 email@example.com Bruce MacArthur MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944
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HEMING Dempster “Babe” 1916 - 2013 Dempster “Babe” Heming of Red Deer, went to be with his Lord on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the age of 96 years. Babe was born in Moose J a w, S a s k a t c h e w a n a n d married Fran, the love of his life, in 1941. He proudly served in WWII and spent his working years with CP Rail until his retirement, when they moved to Red Deer to be with their family. Babe committed his life to Christ early in life and has served the Lord faithfully ever since. Babe is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Frances, his daughter Heather Mullen and her husband Mel; grandchildren Jachin and Rebecca Mullen and Chad and Christy Carritt; as well as by six great-grandchildren, Jade, Davin, Levi, Ava, Jude and Matthew. Babe is also survived by his brothers Arthur (Faye), Jim, Al (Phyliss), brother-in-law; Al Freeman and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Babe was predeceased by his brothers George, Phil (Bea), Len (Marion) and sister-in-law Wilma. In honour of Babe’s life, a service of celebration will take place at his home church, Word of Life Centre, south end of Ta y l o r D r i v e o n E n g l a n d Way, Red Deer on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care Joelle Valliere and Gary Anderson, Funeral Directors at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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SOLEY Leona On May 24, 2013, Leona died, with grace, in the Red Deer Hospice. She leaves behind her children, Susan ( B r e n t ) H e n l e y, S h e l a g h (Robert) Giesbrecht, Flora Jeannie Soley (Thomas Carnegie), Bruce Soley (Catherine Owen), grandc h i l d r e n L i a m a n d Wr e n Henley, Daniel Giesbrecht, Isobel and Jack Carnegie, sister Iris(Iain) McLeod, brother David Hopkins (Edith Kinzel), sisters in law Maureen (Greg) McFetridge and Bernice Soley, as well as a large extended family. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Bill Soley, brother Trevor Hopkins, s i s t e r B e t t y Yu s e p , a n d parents Ivor and Margaret Hopkins Leona was born in Vermillion on October 26, 1932, spent her childhood on the farm and then in Edmonton. At the age of 13 she moved with her family to Lacombe where she met the young and handsome Bill Soley whose family had just moved to Lacombe. She molded her life around their partnership, music, community service and lifelong friends. For decades, Leona directed the St Andrew’s choirs , sang in the Red Deer College C h o i r, a m o n g o t h e r s , performed in local operettas and sang as a soloist for hundreds of church and community occasions. Before she and Bill started their family, Leona worked at the Lacombe Research Station where she made lifelong family friends. Later on she became the first Teachers’ A i d e i n t h e c o u n t y, a n d afterward became librarian for the Lacombe Junior High School where she worked until she and Bill retired. Leona was incredibly musical, artistic, loyal, gracious, beautiful, always true, strong of character, not to mention a fantastic cook and a masterful gardener. She was ever to be counted upon and will be most dearly missed. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013, St Andrew’s United Church, Lacombe. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”
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ADAM & EVE UNISEX REQ’S F/T HAIR CUTTING PERSONNEL. Above average earnings. Submit resume in person at Parkland Mall. JUST CUTS is looking for F/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Call Jen at 403-340-1447 or Christie 403-309-2494 Start your career! See Help Wanted
If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 email@example.com
We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.
CLASS 1 LOW BED TRUCK DRIVER HINTON, ALBERTA
Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. • • • • •
If you have…. Minimum 5 Years with Class 1 Low Bed Experience hauling Cats, Excavators, and Side Booms Clean Abstract Winch Tractor Experience Off Road Oilfield Experience
If you Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1036 on Resume “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”
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: email@example.com You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
EXPERIENCED Oilfield Construction Lead Hands 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Please Quote Job # 1035 on Resume
TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300 Anders Park
Fairview - Upper
1 ALEXANDER CRES Thurs. 30th & Fri. 31st, 3-6, Sat. 1st, 9-4 Wine making equip., ice fishing equip., household, tools & more.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE at the Fountain’s Condo Assoc. 4700 Fountain Drive. Gates open May 30, 4-7 p.m. May 31, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Across from Bower Ponds, next to the RD Golf & C.C.
120 OAKWOOD CLOSE May 30, 31 & June 1. 10-6. Children & household, computer/electronics, snow blower (Craftsman), collectibles, much more.
4820-45 Street Red Deer, AB
Funeral Chapel & Crematorium by Arbor Memorial
Support local Breast Cancer Initiatives and have a great day golfing with your women friends Red Deer Golf & Country Club MONDAY JUNE 17 9:00 a.m. Shotgun
DEADLINE IS 5 P.M. FOR NEXT DAY’S PAPER
55 ASSINGER AVE. GMC hubcaps Bumperettes, bulk telephone and HD EXT cord wire, scroll saw, B & D stud finder, comp. keyboard, vintage glass lamps, door knobs, cabinet knobs and hinges, outdoor decor, tap cartridges, BBQ parts, Collier and misc. books, heat guns, door, more. Fri. May 31 ONLY. noon - 6 pm.
Deer Park 122 DUNCAN CRSC. Thurs. May 30, noon - 7, Fri. & Sat. 10-7 Moving sale, everything must go! 4 DREVER CLOSE May 30 & 31 Thurs. & Fri. 2 - 7 MULTI FAMILY See Kijiji Ad. MULTI FAMILY 38 DUFFIELD AVE. Fri. 1-8 pm, & Sat. 9-6 pm Misc. items, children, household & much more!
Eastview 4041 EMBURY CRES -Back Ally Thurs. 30th & Fri. 31st, 4-8:30. Variety of Goods,, Trampoline, youth golf clubs, bikes, hockey nets, skates, baseball items, Household goods, xmas decorations, lots to choose from.
Highland Green 16 HART CRES. May 30, 31 & June 1 Thurs. 4-8, Fri. 5:30 - 8 Sat. 9-2 : Car, washer, furniture, electronics, books, household misc.
Lancaster Green 98 LANGFORD CRES 12 - 8 Fri. May 31 *1 day only* HUGE multi-family, baby9 yrs clothes+toys, books, household, lots of misc.
Morrisroe 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. HUGE Multi-Family Sale 18 METCALF AVE. Thurs. 30th 2-7, Fri 31st 10-7 & Sat 1st, 9-4 Clothing & misc.
North Red Deer Garage Sale-Multi Family - Poplar Ridge and Westridge Estates. May 31st, 4-8pm June 1st, 9am-4pm
For detailed job description Please email email@example.com Or visit our Career Section at: www.alstaroilfield.com “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”
You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
Rosedale 35 RAMAGE CRES May 30th & 31st, 1-7 Piano, Magwheels, firepit, BBQ, kids items & clothing, misc. 65 RUTHERFORD DRIVE Fri. 31st, 1-8 & Sat 1st, 9-3 Household items, furniture, toys, sports equipment, books, & more. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
Sunnybrook 57 SPRINGFIELD AVE. May 30 & 31 Estate Sale Thurs. 2-5 & Fri. & Sat. 10 -5 Rain or Shine - household, furniture, crafts, collectibles...
Springbrook SERENITY PET SHELTER is holding a Garage Sale/Barbecue June 1st and 2nd from 10am-4pm. Lots of great stuff!! Directions: HWY 2A South to Springbrook. Turn East on TWP 372. Go to first RR 275 and turn North. 3rd acreage on the left 37216 RR 275
NOW HIRING FOR:
Oilfield Equipment Operator/Mechanic
- Class 3Q Driver license w/clean abstract required - Diesel mechanic experience or ticket req’d. - Picker & Rig experience preferred - Drug testing required - Competitive pay w/ benefits Fax or Email resume only: Admin@chcinc.ca or fax: 403-343-3626 Suitable applicants will be contacted. 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 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
D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 30, 2013
SITE SAFETY SERVICES INC.
Currently accepting resumes for the following:
Integrated Production Services (IPS)
is a leading Oil & Gas Service Company providing Production Enhancement solutions for many of the top producers throughout Canada and the USA. WHO WE LOOKING FOR ?
Integrated Production Services is looking for an experienced Applications Engineer to provide pre-job planning, real time monitoring, post job follow up and technical support to our Open Hole Completions Group. Candidate must be a highly motivated self starter with a strong operational and technical background. Candidates must have an Engineering Degree or industry related Technologist Degree. This position can be based out of Calgary or Red Deer, Alberta.
Field Service Representative
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: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
CONTRACT Financial Controller for family-owned construction company. Proficient with Simply Accounting, Excel, and Word Software. Responsible for monthly account reconciliations including: * bank * Accounts Receivable * Accounts Payable * GST * Capital assets * Inter company accounts * Loans/capital leases * Prepaid Expenses
* Preparation of monthly consolidated financial statements * Preparation of semimonthly payroll, monthly payroll remittances, record of employment forms and T4s. * Administration of payroll benefits * Preparation and filing of monthly GST returns. * Preparation of annual IPS offers industry WCB return competitive salaries, * Preparation of subcontractor incentive/commission T5018s plans, and benefits for all field employees. We are * Previous exp. in the construction industry proud of our reputation as would be an asset. a Safety leader within the industry and we continually * Preparation of April 30th year-end working paper strive to improve the files for external delivery of our services. accountants * Attention to detail Interested candidates for the above positions should * Exc. communication skills * Approx. 55 hrs. per forward their resume to month with the ability to email@example.com” provide additional hours as needed. LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Fax resume to 403-309-1944 Testers. The Red Deer & District Positions available immediately. Community Foundation Day/Night Supervisors & is seeking a new Assistants. COORDINATOR MUST HAVE valid H2S for the EveryOne’s Home and First Aid. Leadership Model. Competitive wages and Duties include: Support & health benefits. coordinate the vision, key Email resumes and tickets priorities, strategies, goals to: welltesting365@gmail. & targets as identified in com “EveryOne’s Home: Red Deer 5 Year Plan Towards Ending Homelessness”;† Encourage the development of partnerships, networks PROFLO is currently & other cooperative seeking qualified relationships; Create a PRODUCTION TESTING forum for honest, respectful ASSISTANTS dialogue; Lead processes All candidates must have to facilitate community a valid driver’s licence, involvement & collaboration transportation, H2S, in order to strengthen the first aid & PST or CSTS. work around ending Email resume to: homelessness in Red Deer firstname.lastname@example.org & to provide the community or fax to: 403-341-4588 with updates & reports on the work to end homelessness, Classifieds...costs so little including challenges Saves you so much! & successes. Fax: (403) 341-4177 RIG WORK or email resume at VACUUM/WATER email@example.com. TRUCK OPERATORS Suitable candidates will be contacted. NEEDED Scheduled days off. Fax resume & drivers abstract to 403-786-9915 Restaurant/ Integrated Production Services is seeking highly motivated, experienced individuals who are able to work un-supervised installing Open Hole Completion Systems in Western Canada. This position is based out of Red Deer, Alberta.
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.
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.
BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley Red Deer County Food & Beverage Server
$12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet. maintain cleanliness and hygiene.
$14.00/HR. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing
$11/hr To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors. Assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume 780-702-5051 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS RED DEER
Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr. HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety stardands $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051
HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking
FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. * Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051 POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Bartender/Waitress Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.
LUCKY’S LOUNGE located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please
Sales & Distributors
1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics req’s sales people F/T, P/T for women’s cosmetics in Red Deer Malls $15/hr. Shift. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, fax to 403-442-2771. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer
Apply at: Email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com Fax: 1-888-403-3051 www.clarkbuilders.com
3rd or 4th yr. Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745
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.
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 EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & top dollar. Call 403-347-2522
GOODMEN ROOFING LTD. Requires
SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email email@example.com or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
Is hiring for the following positions: EXPERIENCED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & CLASS 3 OR 1 TRUCK DRIVERS For the Red Deer Area. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PAINTERS NEEDED!! Min. 5 yrs. exp. in new homes, own vehicle req’d, 403-304-4964 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 REQUIRE EXPERIENCED STONE MASON to start immed. Also seeking experienced LABOURER. Must have valid drivers license & own transportation. Contact 403-358-6243
WELDERS WANTED For Oilfield Manufacturing Facility
B PRESSURE JOURNEYMAN
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 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
F/T bricklayers and Laborers. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to 403-340-0762 or email resume to email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
ACADEMIC Express Adult Education and Training
GED classes days/evening
Community Support Worker Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in
820 KFC requires
Daytime, Evening, FT & PT Shifts Available
Apply by: Fax: (403) 341-3820 or in person at Downtown KFC 4834-53 St., Red Deer
SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580
TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires
QUALIFIED 3rd and 4th yr. JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIANS With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599 WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
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
DEER PARK AREA Dawson St. & 1 Block of Davison Dr. ALSO Dandell Close Davison Dr. & 2 blocks of Dowler St. ALSO Dunham Close ALSO Duncan Cres. ALSO 3 blocks of West Duston St. & Dale Close ALSO Densmore Cres. & East part of Donnelly Cres. LANCASTER East half of Lampard Cres. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area. ALSO Leonard Cres. & 1 Block of Lancaster Ave. ALSO Part of Lanterman Cres. ALSO Lamont Close Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info
WE ARE GROWING, NOW HIRING
F/T MEAT CUTTER and
F/T GROCERY CLERK Competitive wages. Apply in person or fax resume to 403-885-5231.
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
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
GRANDVIEW MORRISROE MOUNTVIEW WEST PARK
Anders St. Addinell Close/ Allan St. Abbott Close/ Allan St. Allan Close/Allan St. Allsop Cres.
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
Western Masonry Structures
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate.
Broughton/ Brooks Cres. Bettenson St./ Baines Cres. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St
6 days per week Vehicle needed
DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo
Lewis Close/ Law Close
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 For more information
ASSISTANT COACH needed for the PONOKA POOL SHARKS in Ponoka, Alberta
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. 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: email@example.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.
Casual Positions: Dietary Aid/ Housekeeping 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 Customer sales/service
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
looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.
SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Vanson Close/ Visser St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
EARN EXTRA CASH!!! The Red Deer Advocate is looking for friendly and outgoing telephone sales people to join our team. Work 3-4 days per week 4:00 - 8 :00 p.m Great earning potential for the right person. If this is for you please drop off your resume at: The Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer or email to: dsibbet@ reddeeradvocate.com or firstname.lastname@example.org F/T sales and customer service associate, bilingual French/English an asset. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: email@example.com
Fluid Experts Ltd.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
JOURNEYMAN AUTO TECHNICIAN TO START IMMEDIATELY
NEWS PAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for early morning delivery by 6:30 am EASTVIEW 84 Papers $441/month $5292/yr.
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 email@example.com
WESTPARK 81 Papers $425/month $5103/yr. WESTLAKE 81 Papers $420/month $5040/yr. Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317 ROOFING LABOURER REQ’D. 403-314-9516 please leave a message. or 403-350-1520
RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 30, 2013 D3
RED DEER WORKS APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Career Programs are
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990
Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303
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
Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to fill the following positions at our Red Deer locations.†
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
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
DOWNSIZING/MOVING Antique tea trollie, $150 403-887-8785 (Sylvan)
for all Albertans
In the towns of:
selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042
DOWNSIZING/MOVING Misc. Furniture TV unit $75 Couch table $25 Coffee Table $25 Loveseat $30 403-887-8785 (Sylvan) DOWNSIZING/MOVING Teak office desk $100. 403-887-8785 (Sylvan)
GOLF CLUB SET RIGHT HANDED King Kong Driver, Callaway 3 Wood, Ping Eye 2 Style Irons, 3-PW, BECU. 52 & 56 Degree Wedges, Wilson Harmonizer Putter. Like new TNT cart bag. $80 for all. SOLD USED SET OF LADIES R.H. GOLF CLUBS. 3 graphite woods, 5 irons, bag, Callaway shoes: size 6.5, easy pull cart. $135. 403-346-3581 after 6 p.m.
TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.
LIGHT Oak table & (6) chairs, opens to 8’. $350. 403-343-7393
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
MAGNAVOX am/fm radio with cassette player $20 . ***SOLD*** SPEAKER w/Ipod hookup $30 obo; Ipod docking station stereo $30; X box with 6 games $60 obo; PS 2 w/6 games $60 obo 403-782-3847
Misc. for Sale
COMPUTER Chair, $20; Corner computer stand, $20; 403-986-2849
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
MEN’S HONDO BRAND COWBOY BOOTS. Size 8.5 D. One brown pair GOLF carry bag $25 obo; & one grey pair.†$25 a pair. Action Spy books, 4 boxes CLASSIFICATIONS $60 obo 403-782-3847 CONTRACT SALES Call (403) 342-7908. ADMINISTRATOR TWO 24” standards/brack- FOR RENT • 3000-3200 ets $2; extendable fishing WANTED • 3250-3390 Equipmentrod $5; bike hanger $5; 2 P/T CUSTOMER step stools $3/ea; 3 shelf Misc. SERVICE REP urethane cabinet $18; 2 Houses/ nylon braided rugs $15/ea; Duplexes FORKLIFT, Komatsu, APPLIANCE single mast, gas engine. 4 battery operated wall DELIVERY DRIVER clocks $4/ea; 3 white cor$2500. 403-347-6455 3 BDRM, 3 bath home , n e r s h e l v e s ( w o o d e n ) nice deck, new paint & carpet, Trail offers excellent $ 3 / e a ; q u e e n m a t t r e s s for over 40 couple with no training and a competitive Equipmentc o v e r, p a d d e d $ 3 ; 4 pets at 7316-59 Ave. compensation and benefit dishes, 3 cereal bows, 2 Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. package. Start your career Heavy coffee mugs $/all; 4 glass Ph: 403-341-4627 with a well known and canisters $8/all; e-zee TRAILERS for sale or rent wrap under counter mount, FARM House close to R.D. respected company, Job site, office, well site or 1000 ft. roll $15; two 26” no pets 403-347-0163 become a member of the storage. Skidded or successful Trail team by long decorative spoon/fork wheeled. Call 347-7721. wall hanging $10; lg. wall SYLVAN, avail. now until applying in person to: Jun 25. 2 bdrm. + hide-aChris Sturdy in person at clock /2 candles and holdbed. $1400. neg. Fully 2823 Bremner Avenue ers $15; quilt multi colors equipped Just bring your Delivery Driver applicants $30; short Wrangler jacket suitcase!! 403-880-0210 apply to Colin Parsons at Tools (med) $12; carving set in #6 4622 61 St. case $7; assorted dollies WESTPARK, entire house 5 bdrms., 2 baths, new Riverside Industrial District. 29 Lansbury Close, Lacombe $4/all; older Sony colored carpet/paint, fireplace, Security checks will be Thurs. 30th - Sat. June 1st t v $ 5 ; 2 f l o w e r v a s e s dble. garage, RV parking, conducted on successful 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Compound $3/ea. 403-314-2026 private yard, all appls., candidates. mitre saw w/Rousseau VINYL FENCING material, $1450 + utils. rolling stand $845. Sliding privacy & picket models, N/S, no pets. Avail. July 1 router table $400. Scroll Discount pricing. Ltd. amt. Call Alex @ 403-519-2944 saw $800. JD air compressor in stock. 43-347-6455 gordonalexandercameron $400. Band saw $450. @gmail.com Oscillating spindle sander $800. Lathe $1500. Belt/disc Pets & sander $630. Down draft Condos/ Supplies Warehouse table $400. And much more.
11/2 blocks west of hospital!
3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000. Avail. July 1, 403-304-7576, 347-7545
3 BDRM. furnished, Main ST. Condor, 15 mins E. of Rocky. Fenced yard. $800 + DD & utils. 6 appls. Refs required. 403-877-4601
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4 PLEX in Normandeau, 2 bdrm, 4 appls, water, sewer & garbage incld’d, fenced yard, no pets, $900 rent/s.d. 403-788-3980 or 403-357-4094 ACROSS from park, 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. now or June 1. 403-304-5337
2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $950 incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. July 1. 403-304-5337
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MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 NEW, classy 1286 sq. ft. bungalow, situated in a quiet cul de sac in PONOKA. Open plan with plenty of natural light, vaulted ceilings, 2 bedrooms plus den and 2 full bathrooms. Upgrades include oak cabinets, maple hardwood, gas fireplace, main floor laundry, mud room and 3 car garage. The roomy basement is ready for your design. Please email email@example.com or call (780) 699 6866 for more info. Only $379,000.
REDUCED 486 Wishart St., Red Deer 6 yr old 3 bdrm + office/den 1300 sq. ft. bi-level. Maple hardwood, 5 piece ensuite with jetted tub, fireplace, wet bar, finished oversized garage, underground sprinklers, central vac, in-floor heat, water softener. Kitchen has maple cabinets, stainless appls, breakfast bar & pantry. Fenced yard, deck & ground level stone patio. All appls. & window coverings incl. $ 472,000. Call 403-597-1149 or 403-304-8002
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LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
2011 STREET Glide. 16 km. Mint. $21,000. 403-304-7016
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A HALF DUPLEX HOME located @ 4624-46A Ave. Close, Sylvan Lake, AB. IRONMAN Scrap Metal The 980 sq. ft. main flr. Recovery is picking up living room, dinette, scrap again! Farm machinkitchen with oak cabinetry, ery, vehicles and industrial. Yard 1 average size bdrm., a Serving central Alberta. master bdrm. & 4 piece Care 403-318-4346 main bathroom. Recent updates incl. 3 windows, Moving & BEYOND THE HEDGE. appliances, roof, toilet Weekly/Bi-weekly Storage & flooring. Full height & holiday mows still avail. concrete bsmt. is partly Call 403-596-6856 developed with family BOXES? MOVING? room, spare room, meLAWN AERATING SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 chanical room, & 1 Call 403-304-0678 complete bdrm. & 3 piece Painters/ LAWN/HEDGE Trimming bathroom. 1-403-887-2693 Services. Call Paul, local Decorators FREE Weekly list of Red Deer # 587-679-0917 properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s ROTOTILLING, PAINTING SERVICE phone #, etc. 342-7355 power raking, aerating & Res./Com. Celebrating Help-U-Sell of Red Deer grass cutting. Reasonable 25 years. 25% off paint. www.homesreddeer.com rates. 403-341-4745 403-358-8384
2006 NISSAN MAXIMA SE Fully loaded with heated steering wheel, fast car. Only 89,000 kms. Asking $14,000 403-304-5860
2008 WINNEBAGO Sightseer 34’ Class A 3 slides, every option, mint cond, workhorse chassis, 8.1gas 15,885 miles, $85,500 403-227-8414 350-5099
2005 TRIPLE E Senator, 28’ Ford V010 chassis, w/car dolly. no slide-out, $35,000. 403-350-0542
1999 35’ DUTCHMEN pulled 600 kms., a.t., heat & air, full bath w/tub in main bdrm, 1/2 bath w/dbl. bunks at rear, 14’ pushout kitchen/living, sleeps 8, exc. cond., n/s, no pets, clean, lots of storage, stove and fridge, $9500 403-227-6442 304-5894
2006 HONDA Civic Coupe LX Exc cond. Loaded, 84,000 km $10,900, 403-318-5747 1997 TRAVELLAIRE Prestige 265, clean, well kept, back kitchen w/sunshine ceiling, electric front jacks, back tow hitch $8000. 887-6295
4040 2005 PORSCHE Cayenne S AWD, leather, Lexani wheels, $23,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
1994 TERRY 21.5’, a/c, sleeps 6, solar panel, self contained, good cond. $5000. obo 403-877-5206 1992 TRAVELLAIRE 26’, air, new laminate flr. 2800 Watt Genset generator. $9,900. 403-782-6115
MOBILE to be moved. 1998 Moduline 16x76. 3 bdrm., 2 bath, 7 appls. New flooring, skylight. $75,000 obo. 403-506-9128 MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225
NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason Martin Homes 403-588-2550 NEWLY renovated, 1/2 block south of hospital, legal suites, park. revenue $358K Imperial Land Services Inc. 403-346-4438
2001 HONDA S2000. 403-588-6294
2008 PUMA 27’ w/slide. On site at River Ridge RV Park. Incld’s deck, gazebo, shed & BBQ. $18,500 on location or $17,000 if 1996 CONCORD Chrysler r e m o v i n g t r a i l e r o n l y. p.w., p.d., leather, 4 dr., , 403-342-6252, 352-6063 works good. 219,000 kms. 2003 WESTWIND model $1200. obo ***SOLD*** 22.9, well built, front bdrm. good cond. $5500. ***SOLD**
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2002 EXPLORER. Sleeps 6, awning, stove, fridge, furnace, microwave & other extras. $3500 obo SOLD
Boats & Marine GOLF, SKI, HIKE, WATER SPORTS, etc. WHITEFISH, MT. Townhouse in Mountain Park subdivision. Over 3700 sq.ft., 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths. Features include 22’ vaulted ceiling in Great Room with floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, hardwood floors, Dacor stainless steel appliances, in-floor radiant heat, walk-out lower level & more. Slate spa shower & large walk-in closets with built-in cabinetry. House is fully wired for surround sound, security smart home. $599,900 For more information call 403-396-5516.
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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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2010 BMW X3 AWD, panoroof, 25821 kms., $36,888 RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap 348-8788 Sport & Import Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
2006 GMC Envoy Denali, white, grey leather int. loaded, very clean, 205,000 km. $8995 obo. 403-343-2218 day, 403-886-2411 evngs.
A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585 WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629
DO YOU WANT 2001 DODGE Durango YOUR AD 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634 TO BE Trucks 5050 READ BY
2005 INFINITI FX 35 AWD sunroof, leather, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
1992 DODGE Dakota needs trans, sell for parts or as is 403-318-7625
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GULL LAKE, 2012 Park model home, on professionally landscaped lot. Fully furnished. Too many extras to list. 403-350-5524 for details.
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2007 Wilderness 29ft, Jack and Jill bunks, 13ft slide, spotless, $14,900. 403-896-4023
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2006 KAWASAKI Ninja, 10,300 kms. $4,700. 403-597-5972
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
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
LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX in gated community in Red Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. Phone 403-506-9491
Bi-level 2 bdrms, 1 bath, w/balcony, 2 appls. No pets. N/S. $835& UTIL; SD $835. Avail JUNE 1st. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554
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GORGEOUS KITTENS Competitive starting wages Calico, Orange, & Cream ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 plus regular increases. Colour. Free to good home. appls, shows like new. PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm Firewood 403-782-3130 heat/ water. $685 avail. $1000 + utils. Avail. June Excellent benefits June 1, no pets 403-348-6594 1, 403-341-9974 OUTDOOR FISH POND, package. Opportunities AFFORDABLE PONOKA, lrg. 1 bdrm apt. 30 Gallon, to advance. Must be HALMAN Heights Homestead Firewood incld’s, laundry & all utils. Wooden Frame. $50. dependable, hardworking 3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. $750. Avail. immed. TWO 15 Gallon Aquariums, 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, and seeking a long-term 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 403-993-3441, 637-2591 $15/each. career. Apply in person, no pets, n/s, rent $1445 403-343-6785 or email to: SD $1000 avail. July 1. FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, SUNNYBROOK firstname.lastname@example.org 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Poplar. Can deliver 1 bdrm. apt. avail. May 15 4747 - 61st Street SOUTHWOOD PARK 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Water & heat incld, clean 3110-47TH Avenue, Cats and quiet, great location, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, no pets. 403-346-6686 LOGS generously sized, 1 1/2 Semi loads of pine, spruce, FREE to good home, 2 Employment baths, fenced yards, tamarack, poplar. wonderful indoors cats, Training Price depends on location. orange tabby brothers, 5 full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. Lil Mule Logging yrs. old, very social, food www.greatapartments.ca 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, 403-318-4346 and access. incld. N/S. No pets. 403-341-5104 350-5524 PET FRIENDLY 403-596-2444 TRAINING CENTRE Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner TOWNHOUSE OILFIELD TICKETS BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / IN TERRACE PARK Rooms Industries #1 Choice! del. Lyle 403-783-2275 “Low Cost” Quality Training Spacious 3 bdrms, 2 bath, Dogs 4 appls, Small PETS only, For Rent 403.341.4544 N/S. Avail NOW $1225 Garden 24 Hours SHELTIES $425MO/d.d. incl. everything. & UTIL, SD $1225 Toll Free 1.888.533.4544 Supplies 4M, 1F, vet checked, Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Female. 403-342-1834 or ready to go $500/ea. RH2S Alive (ENFORM) 587-877-1883 after 2:30 or 403-396-9554 403-722-3204 846-0198 15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW RFirst Aid/CPR 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR Riverfront Estates CLEAN, quiet, responsible, RConfined Space & BROOK POPLAR Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 Sporting Beautiful trees. You dig. bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, FURN. room, all utils. and RWHMIS & TDG Please phone 403-302-1919 Goods blinds, large balcony, cable incld, $425/mo. Text RGround Disturbance no pets, n/s, $1245 any time or call between R(ENFORM) B.O.P. or $1270 along the river. 21” POULL Self Propelled FREE Briarwood pool table 5 pm - 9 pm 403-598-6467 SD $1000. avail. June 7, Lawn Mower. by Brunswick 100” x 55”, #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. MOUNTVIEW: Avail June 1, (across from Totem) 403-304-7576 347-7545 $100. SOLD GONE fully furn bdrm. $500/mo & $250 DD. Working M or Student only. 403-396-2468
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D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wave of violence continues in Iraq WEDDING PARTY GUESTS AMONG 30 KILLED IN BOMB BLASTS IN BAGHDAD BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD — Bomb blasts tore through two Baghdad neighbourhoods Wednesday evening, killing at least 30 people including several members of a wedding party, and extending a relentless wave of bloodshed roiling Iraq. The attacks come as the country is experiencing its most sustained bout of violence since the 2011 U.S. military withdrawal. More than 500 people have been killed since the start of May. Wednesday’s deadliest attack struck a commercial street in the mixed Sunni-Shiite Jihad neighbourhood, killing 18 and wounding 42, police said. Many of those slain were in a wedding party that was passing by when the blast went off, according to authorities. The southwestern neighbourhood was one of the earliest flashpoints in Baghdad’s descent into sectarian bloodshed in the years following the 2003 U.S. led invasion. It housed mainly Sunni civil servants and security officials under Saddam Hussein’s regime, though many Shiites now live there too. Many of Jihad’s Sunni residents earlier this year received threatening leaflets from a Shiite militant group warning them to leave. The group, the Mukhtar Army, is not known to have carried out car bombings in the past. Another 12 people were killed and 31 were wounded when a roadside bomb and then a car bomb exploded near a market, killing 10 people and wounding 25, police said. Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. Car bombings in civilian areas are often the work of al-Qaida’s Iraq arm, which aims to undermine faith in the Shiite-led government. The surge in attacks in recent weeks is reminiscent of the sectarian carnage that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007. April was Iraq’s deadliest month since June 2008, according to a United Nations tally that put last month’s death toll at more than 700. Earlier Wednesday, a senior member of an Iraqi Shiite militia that once fought the U.S. military warned that Iraq is heading toward widespread sectarian bloodletting similar to the kind that once pushed the country to the brink of civil war. The head of the political bureau of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq group, Adnan Faihan, also said the militia is preparing to defend itself, but denied the group’s involvement in a spate of attacks targeting Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority. Iraq has been wracked by a wave of the most sustained violence the country has seen since American troops left in late 2011. The bloodshed, which includes co-ordinated car bombings blamed on Sunni militants as well as a string of attacks on Sunni mosques, is raising fears that Iraq is slipping back toward all-out sectarian fighting like that which nearly tore the country apart at its peak in 2006 and 2007. “We have major concerns. Because what is going
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An Iraqi soldier stands guard at the scene of a bomb attack at Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday. A bomb left on a Baghdad minibus and a suicide truck bomb north of the Iraqi capital killed and wounded scores of people on Tuesday, officials said. The attacks continued on Wednesday as more than 30 people were killed in a pair of bomb blasts in Baghdad. on now is the same that led to what happened in 2006,” Faihan told The Associated Press. “We are ready for it and we are ready to protect our people.” Faihan made the comments on the sidelines of a press conference it held in Baghdad under heavy guard by camouflage-clad militia members. During the event, Faihan distanced the group from recent attacks against Sunnis, saying such allegations were the result of a misleading defamation campaign. He railed against what he called a Turkish-Qatari agenda to create sectarian strife again and to divide Iraq — a reference to Sunni countries many Shiites accuse of backing members of Iraq’s Sunni community who have been holding months of protests against the Shiite-led government. Years ago, Asaib Ahl al-Haq — or the Band of the Righteous — broke away from radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s political bloc and has been trying to morph into a legitimate political movement. It said in late 2011 it was moving away from armed struggle after U.S. forces left but it has not handed over its weapons. It and the Hezbollah Brigades were among a group of Shiite militias backed by Iran
that carried out lethal attacks against U.S. bases in the summer of 2011. Faihan on Wednesday also urged the Shiite faithful to defend the Sayida Zeinab shrine in Syria. The holy site outside Damascus has been a rallying point for foreign Shiite militants fighting alongside government troops loyal to President Bashar Assad, whose Alawite sect is an offshoot of Shiite Islam. “Our stance is ... not to interfere in others’ internal affairs. But regarding Sayida Zeinab shrine, we’ve called on Muslims to go and protect it because any attack on the shrine will lead to bloody events in the region. So protecting this shrine is a must,” he said. Also on Wednesday, Iraqi officials raised the death toll from attacks the previous day that shook Baghdad and towns north of the capital to 28. Police said the deadliest of Tuesday’s attacks struck the southern Dora neighbourhood, where back-to-back bombings killed nine people and wounded 10. Bombs in the eastern neighbourhood of Sadr City and in the northern Shaab area killed 12 and wounded 33. Blasts and shootings in Tarmiyah and Mosul killed seven other people.
Assad staying in power to 2014 elections SYRIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — Syria’s foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make it difficult for the opposition to agree to U.N.-sponsored talks on ending the civil war. Any deal reached in such talks would have to be put to a referendum, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem added in a TV interview, introducing a new condition that could complicate efforts by the U.S. and Russia to bring both sides together at an international conference in Geneva, possibly next month. Drawing a tough line of its own, the main exile-based political group, the Syrian National Coalition, reiterated that any negotiations require “the head of the regime, security and military leadership to step down and be excluded from the political process.” While the Assad regime has agreed in principle to attend peace talks, the opposition has not, insisting it first get international guarantees on the agenda and timetable. The coalition has been meeting for the past week in Turkey but spent most of that time arguing about membership issues, rather than making a decision about Geneva.
In his wide-ranging comments, alMoallem, an Assad stalwart with decades in top positions, reflected a new confidence by the government. The regime had seemed near collapse during a rebel offensive last summer but has scored a number of battlefield successes in recent weeks. “Our armed forces have regained the momentum,” he told the Lebanese station Al-Mayadeen, suggesting that the regime is digging in. Asked when the civil war might end, he said: “That depends on when the patience of those conspiring against Syria will run out.” The uprising against Assad began in March 2011, turned into an armed insurgency in response to a harsh regime crackdown, and escalated into a civil war. The fighting has killed more than 70,000 people, uprooted more than 5 million and devastated large areas of the country. The conflict has taken on strong sectarian overtones — most of the armed rebels are Sunni Muslims, a majority in Syria, while Assad has retained core support among the country’s minorities, including his own Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, along with Christians and Shiite Muslims. Both the regime and the opposition still bet on a military victory but are being pressured by their backers to attend the Geneva talks, the international community’s only plan at the moment for trying to end the war. Chances of success seem slim, with a host of issues remaining open, in-
cluding a detailed agenda, the list of participants and a mechanism for implementing any possible agreement. Al-Moallem introduced what appeared to be a new Syrian condition Wednesday, saying that “anything agreed on in Geneva will be held to a referendum in Syria.” “If it wins the support of the Syrian people, we will go ahead with it,” he added. He said Assad will remain in his post at least until scheduled elections in 2014. “From now until the next elections, President Bashar Assad is president of the Syrian Arab Republic,” he said. “Will Assad run in 2014 or not? This depends on the circumstances in 2014 and on the popular will. If the people want him to run, he will run. If the people don’t want that, I don’t think he will. Let us not jump the gun.” The West, including the United States, has repeatedly called for Assad to step down. Al-Moallem said that “Americans have no business in deciding who will run Syria,” adding that this “would be a precedent in international relations that we must not allow.” Al-Moallem also delivered the regime’s most serious warning to Israel since the start of the conflict, saying Syria “will retaliate immediately” if Israel strikes Syrian soil again. Earlier this month, Israeli warplanes struck near the capital of Damascus, targeting purported Iranian missiles intended
for Assad ally Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia. Syria did not respond at the time. Israel, though not officially acknowledging it was behind the strikes, has hinted it could strike again if more weapons are shipped. In another warning, Israel’s defence chief said Tuesday a Russian plan to supply sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to Syria is a threat and signalled that Israel is prepared to use force to stop the delivery. Russia has said it remains committed to the deal, despite U.S. and Israeli objections. Al-Moallem said he did not know if the missiles have reached Syria yet, but noted that they are defensive weapons. “The people who are not planning to attack Syria are not scared of these missiles,” he said. “Those who fear them are those who intend to attack Syria.” While the regime was portraying itself as willing to negotiate a peace deal, the political opposition seemed in disarray at its marathon talks in Istanbul that began last week and were to continue Thursday. On Wednesday, exasperated grass roots activists in Syria threatened to cut ties with the Syrian National Coalition if it doesn’t end the internal wrangling and come up with a political strategy. Syria’s main opposition group has long been accused of being out of touch with those on the ground in Syria.
U.S. drone kills top Pakistani militant says official BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A suspected U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Pakistani intelligence officials said, although the militant group denied he was dead. If confirmed, the death of Waliur Rehman would be a strong blow to the militant group responsible for hundreds of bombings and shootings across Pakistan. The United States has a $5 million bounty out on Rehman, who Washington has accused of involvement in the 2009 suicide attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan that killed seven Americans working for the CIA. Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a house early Wednesday in Miran Shah, the main town of the North Waziristan tribal region, killing five people including Rehman, Pakistani officials said. Two officials said their informants in the field saw Rehman’s body, while a third said intelligence authorities had intercepted communications between militants saying Rehman had been killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters. A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban denied the reports. “This appears to me to be false news. I don’t have any such information,” said Ahsanullah Ahsan. White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to
confirm if Rehman was dead. He said if the reports were true, Rehman’s death would deprive the militant group of its chief military strategist involved in “horrific attacks” on a CIA base in Afghanistan and other attacks against Pakistani civilians and soldiers. Most of North Waziristan is under militant control, and journalists cannot access the rugged region near the Afghan border, making independent confirmation difficult. The missile attack was the first since Pakistan’s May 11 elections in which the American drone program was a hotly debated topic. It was also the first strike in Pakistan since President Barack Obama’s speech last Thursday during which he discussed more restrictive rules he was implementing on drone use in places such as Pakistan and Yemen. The tribal region in northwestern Pakistan is home to local and Afghan militant outfits, including al-Qaida-linked fighters. The U.S. has often criticized Pakistan, saying it does not vigorously target militants in these areas who then attack American troops in Afghanistan. Pakistani officials say their military is already overtaxed fighting militants in the tribal regions and in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, and that the casualties they’ve already incurred have not been properly recognized. Washington’s drone program remains deeply unpopular in Pakistan, even though the number of
strikes has dropped significantly since the height of the program in 2010. The strikes usually target al-Qaida-linked insurgents or other militants who fight in Afghanistan, although some strikes have killed militants at war with the Pakistani government. The Pakistani Taliban, officially called the Tehrik-e-Taliban, has been battling government forces for years in a bid to push them from the tribal regions, cut Pakistan’s ties with the U.S. and eventually establish their brand of hardline Islam across Pakistan. Rehman has been on the U.S. radar for years. In 2010, Washington offered $5 million for information leading to Rehman under their “Rewards for Justice” program. While Rehman was mostly known for his activities in Pakistan, the U.S. said in its announcement that he also participated in cross-border attacks in Afghanistan against U.S. and NATO personnel. The U.S. wanted Rehman in connection with his alleged involvement in an attack on a U.S. base in Khost, Afghanistan in 2009. The attack on Camp Chapman killed seven Americans working for the CIA, a Jordanian intelligence officer and wounded six other CIA personnel. Pakistan’s incoming prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has repeatedly said he is against the use of American drones on Pakistani soil, and Pakistani officials have demanded publicly that the program be stopped.
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Before Midnight: The longest conversation RICHARD LINKLATER RETURNS TO THE TALKY, ELLIPTICAL MOVIE HE STARTED OUT MAKING BY ANN HORNADAY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Richard Linklater made his name in 1991 with Slacker, a low-key, discursive ramble through Austin that introduced a new generation and spontaneous form of filmmaking that concealed surprising intelligence and artfulness beneath its laid-back style. Linklater has gone on to pursue a wonderfully eclectic career, hopping from sci-fi animation (Waking Life) to family-friendly comedies (School of Rock) with easygoing finesse. But now and then he returns to the talky, elliptical movie he started out making: In 1995, he made Before Sunrise, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as Jesse and Celine, two people in their 20s who meet on a train and spend a romantic night having one long conversation while strolling through Vienna; in 2004 he caught up with the couple in Before Sunset, when they meet again 10 years later. With luck, Linklater isn’t bringing the couple’s story to an end with Before Midnight — I, for one, can’t wait to see Jesse and Celine confront their later years in Before I Have to Get Up and Pee Again. But there’s no doubt that Before Midnight, which finds the young lovers of yore firmly ensconced within the regret and compromise of middle age, also finds them grappling with intimations of aging and mortality. Jesse and Celine still tease, seduce, wind each other up and prattle on with the same verve, but there’s an autumnal whiff to
Before Midnight. Julie Delpy as Celine and Ethan Hawke as Jesse. even their sunniest repartee. Before Midnight begins in Greece, where Jesse is taking his son Hank (Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick) to the airport, after the teenager has joined Jesse, Celine and their twin daughters on vacation. After a goodbye that is blase for the kid and agonizing for Jesse, he and Celine drive back to the villa they’re sharing with friends. With the camera trained almost constantly through the windshield on their
faces, the first of Before Midnight’s long, unbroken conversations commences, touching on Celine’s career, their kids, childhood memories, sexuality and Jesse’s anxieties about missing Hank’s teenage years. The back-and-forth continues, as the two join friends for lunch and, later, in a hotel room where they were supposed to enjoy a romantic interlude but instead talk themselves to the edge of reason itself: What begins as an observant, prettily escapist story remi-
niscent of Woody Allen tiptoes in John Cassavetes territory. Linklater — who, as in the previous films, wrote Before Midnight with Hawke and Delpy — proves to be a patient, compassionate observer of the irrationality, contradictions and passive-aggressive deceptions that come into play as the two grapple with what holds a couple together. Is it children? Marriage vows? Habit? Something more spiritual? (That last option gets pointedly short shrift in a candle-lit chapel where Celine makes a pious gesture into a naughty joke.) There are moments when Jesse and Celine are so self-conscious about their relationship that the viewer wants to be anywhere but trapped in a car or hotel room with their constant yammering. Oddly, of all the soliloquies in Before Midnight — and there are many — the most profound comes not from the central couple but from a satellite figure, an older woman who joins them for lunch and holds the table rapt as she describes her attempts to preserve the memory of her late husband. It’s an enthralling moment, full of sadness and evanescent beauty. Linklater is a filmmaker astute and confident enough just to let it play. Three stars. R. Contains sexual content, nudity and profanity. 108 minutes. Ratings Guide: Four stars masterpiece, three stars very good, two stars okay, one star poor, no stars waste of time. Ann Hornaday writes for The Washington Post
The triumph of Thin Lizzy’s Boys Are Back in Town presence. Rock star extraordinaire, Philip was not granted an abrupt rock’n’roll cessation. Deserted by his muse, worn out by competing addictions, he collapsed on Christmas Day, 1986, and lingered painfully in hospital for a further 10
days before passing on. At which point, the gang of hometown immortals he had hailed in Roisin Dubh — opened up their arms and let him in: a poet, a rocker and a Dubliner. James Parker writes for Slate.
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Ah, Dublin, where the very air is verbal. Rolling Liffeys of language, self-propelling, self-delighting: “riverrun, past Eve and Adam’s, from swerve of shore to bend of bay [(Joyce). Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canal/ Pouring redemption for me .”(Kavanagh). She bid me take life easy, as the grass grows on the weirs (Yeats). Drink will flow and blood will spill, and if the boys wanna fight you better let ‘em (Lynott). Yes, Dublin, Dublin, words, words . . . But hold on now just a minute — what was that last one? Philip Lynott, 19491986, singer-bassist, long of leg, long of jaw, singular smoky eye peeping piratically from beneath a lopsided Afro, is not generally counted among the top literary men of his city. Fans of his band Thin Lizzy are attuned to his gifts, no doubt, and in his lifetime his lyrics were solemnly published in two slim volumes — like, you know, poetry — but the average reader, when she thinks of Philip at all, thinks of him as the fellow who sings that song about people being dressed to kill down at Dino’s Bar and Grill, tum ti tum. Which is exactly my point, because if he’d done nothing else but write and perform The Boys Are Back in Town, Philip Lynott — born out of wedlock to an Irish mother and an Afro-Guyanese father (who then disappeared), raised in chalky-white Crumlin by his maternal grandmother — would still merit installation in Dublin’s grandest authorial company. I’m feeling Philipocentric this week because of the release of All Hell Breaks Loose by Black Star Riders. Who, you ask? Some background is necessary here, because with this lot we are at a rather advanced stage of post-rock dementia. So: Since 1996 a Philless entity trading under the name Thin Lizzy has been coming and going, playing shows of all-Lizzy material, with various original Lizzy members rotating hazily through the lineup. In 2012 it was an-
For all Philip’s machismo, and the guitar-thunder, etc., Thin Lizzy the musical unit was more Steely Dan than Iron Maiden — nifty, mobile, slenderly groovy. Soft rock played hard. And it was led by one of the greatest prosodists in rock’n’roll. “Mister, fill me another/ ‘Til I go crazy and it turns my mind around/ Just pass that bottle one more time/ I’m slowly slippin’ down . . .” (Borderline) Seven syllables and three stresses in the first line, 12 syllables and four stresses in the second — aren’t these the very rhythms of boozedout soliloquy, the depressive ponderousness and the lunges in thought? The heart of Thin Lizzy was a duet between Philip and drummer Brian Downey, his childhood friend and miraculous musical partner. Listen to 1973’s The Rocker, to Philip scatting ecstatically through the verses while Downey ex-
nounced that the current version was recording new material, albeit with the “classic Thin Lizzy sound.” A decision was subsequently taken — by two fat lawyers? — that this material should be released under a different name. Hence, the very 2013 proposition that is Black Star Riders: a Thin Lizzy tribute band containing one historic Lizzyite (Scott Gorham, guitar), performing its own subor pseudo-Lizzy songs. Which are not — astonishingly — absolutely terrible. The title track rocks like metallicized Bob Seger, and Bound for Glory could almost be Thin Lizzy, with the guitars charging in tandem and the rhythmic punch. Somewhere behind singer Ricky Warwick, too, you can hear the sorrowful push of Philip’s voice. I must say however that the thing as a whole is too heavy. It thumps, it crunches.
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but I am puzzled that neither she nor her family had the common courtesy to send a note of congratulations. I am thinking of “unfriending” her on Facebook. — Raised with Manners Dear Manners: Martha was remiss not to send a card of congratulations. But when friends go in different directions — figuratively as well as physically — the closeness tends to fade. It doesn’t mean Martha no longer cares, only that the friendship has become a casual interest. Facebook is actually perfect for that. You can keep track of each other without having to invest any genuine effort. Dear Annie: I believe you missed the boat with your answer to “Irritated by Lack of Thoughtfulness,” who said a woman carried on a cellphone conversation during a funeral.
You said it was impolite, but added that the phone could be turned on “mute” or “vibrate” and emergencies handled out of earshot. We have lost all sensitivity to others. At funerals, weddings and church services, phones should be left at home or in the car. If something is so important that one must stay connected, one should not attend the function. Not so long ago, cellphones didn’t exist, and we managed to survive. — Litchfield, Maine Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Dear Annie: I am in my 20s and am engaged to a beautiful girl. Our religion prohibits sex before marriage. But when “Donna” tells me to stop kissing her, I persist. I don’t see why not. It’s just kissing. Donna says she has not been firm enough with me and when she says no, she means no. Yesterday, I was sitting next to Donna and started kissing her on the lips. She said no, and when I didn’t stop, she slapped my face. It felt like I had been stung by a bee. Donna told me she definitely had to slap me. My cousin said that in a dating situation, the woman sets the rules, and it is her prerogative to slap a man’s face if she feels he has gone too far. Do you agree? I don’t think she had to slap me. — John Dear John: It’s hard to believe you are living in this century. While we don’t recommend that women go around slapping men, anything you do after Donna says “no” could be considered assault or even attempted rape. She is entitled to defend herself. She could call the police. Show some respect for your girlfriend, and stop kissing her when she asks you to stop. You sound too immature to get married. Dear Annie: I am a 32-year-old professional woman and a newlywed. I have been best friends with “Martha” since the first grade, although we began to drift apart after college. But we always talked about our future weddings and vowed to attend each other’s. Meanwhile, I moved to the East Coast, and Martha moved to the West Coast. We stayed in touch and occasionally saw each other in our hometown.
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Thursday, May 30 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: CeeLo Green, 38; Ruta Lee, 77; Stephen Tobolowsky, 62 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon in Aquarius makes beautiful aspects to Mercury, Venus and Jupiter in Gemini. This marks a highly sociable day where interactions of all types flourish abundantly. Conversations are vibrant and lively while instilling in us great confidence and grace. Relationships will be based on mutual support and gains turn out to be rewarding. Today, the universe delivers us loads of cosmic love. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, prepare yourself for quite an animated year ahead! If you don’t have any travelling plans, think again. Consider booking a long trip in some exotic land. The sky denotes much luck, potential and positivity within all your long-distance pursuits. Romance and foreign travel can become an item. Relationships can take on a new kind of flavour. You may also consider someone outside your usual taste. This is your year to uncover the gifts of life. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your curiosity and your hunger for newness greatly appeal to you. Organize a social event as it has the potential to run very fruitfully. You may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of calls and messages received today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have your eyes on something that you consider of great value to you. There may be talks about an important sale or a potential for a professional advancement. There is so much that you can bring to the plate. Your personal resources are your main asset. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your good-humoured nature is inspiring to others and you will go the extra mile today in order to achieve your personal goals. You advance at a fast rate and there is nothing stopping you. Enjoy this delightful cosmic. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A quiet satisfaction marks your demeanour. You find a great bliss within yourself and a reassuring force. Tranquil moments can really provide you with an intense emotional contentment. Peace reigns within your soul. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Let your guard down and invite success. This is a day to share your hopes and wishes with someone special. If you don’t have anyone at the moment, reach out to
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