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‘Province insulted school boards’ BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF The provincial government insulted school boards and the people who elected them in seeking a deal for the province’s teachers, said the president of the Alberta School Boards Associa-

tion on Monday. In a speech to 335 delegates representing 59 school boards on Monday, Jacquie Hansen said the province did a disservice to Albertans and violated the trust of local boards. The ASBA is meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. “After building a strong relationship

with school boards and acknowledging the value of local decision making, this government violated our trust and, in doing so, certainly compromised any respect that existed,” she said. The ASBA had been involved in the bargaining process to get a new deal for teachers for more than two years, but were left out of the final negotia-

tions. The Alberta Teachers Association, which had earlier walked away from the tripartite talks, ended up negotiating a deal directly with the government.

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From the left, Montana Miller of Bentley, Sallon Wilness of Hunting Hills, Rachel Hyink of Bentley and Jordin Gurski of Hunting Hills and the other girls clear the first hurdle at the Lindsay Thurber Track on Monday. Lina Koller from École Camille J. Lerouge was first in the event followed by Hunting Hills High School’s Jordin Gurski and third was Bentley’s Rachel Hyink. Grade 9 students from Red Deer, Bentley and Stettler competed in the meet.

Purple martins share secrets BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF

Some purple martins have made their way back to Central Alberta after a winter down south, and for the first time they are coming back with information to

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Students pitch to premier BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE ect for the Council of Education Facility Planners International competition into more than ideas on paper. “Since we presented at the Pacific Northwest Regional (competition) level, people were talking that our project could become a reality if we had the right backing behind it. So we kind of want to go about doing that. We’re not as focused on the actual physical project. We just want some of our concepts to be in place,” said Webber after the special presentation at Eastview Middle School in front of about 80 people.

share about their time away. Last year, researchers from York University came to the Ellis Bird Farm northeast of Red Deer and attached geolocator “backpacks” onto 22 of the birds. The one-gram device records

daily flight levels, with researchers later able to determine daily approximate positions based on times of local sunrises and sunsets along the migratory trail.

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Four Eastview Middle School students who recently took first place in an international School of the Future Design Competition pitched their ideas to an important audience closer to home on Monday that included Premier Alison Redford. Also on hand were Minister of Education Jeff Johnson and Minister of Infrastructure Wayne Drysdale. “I wasn’t sure everyone was going to come and we got the ministers and the premier. It was a bit nerve-racking, but I think we did well,” said Grade 8 student Cole Webber with the winning team. The students hope to turn their proj-

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York University researcher Kevin Fraser attaches a light level geolocator to a purple martin male.

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STUDENTS: Innovative Webber, along with fellow students Connor McCallister, Alison Harman and Aidan Schafer created Mamawayawin School, an innovative kindergarten to Grade 12 school designed to be part of downtown Red Deer. Education would be incorporated into multi-use community facilities with advanced sustainability features. The concept grew from a desire for students to enjoy learning and be more successful based on the Finnish education system that emphasizes individualized education suited to students’ needs. Webber said the province doesn’t have to wait to implement the new learning model or upgrade technology. “I think it’s feasible now and I think it will make a huge impact on what’s going on and how the education system right now works.” Redford called Mamawayawin School “outstanding.” “I am so excited to have heard about this project and to have been able to see not just this (table-top model), but the ideas. Absolutely fantastic,” the premier said. The students showed that even though technology has advanced from typewriter to computer to iPhone, students are still stuck in desks in classrooms instead being involved in more active learning in the community. Redford recalled how she was one of those deskbound students and that the Eastview team had come up with a much better way to teach. Johnson said his department is going to tap into the students’ expertise. “We’ve got a template here now we that can take to school boards, superintendents and my department and say how do we bring this to life and actually operationalize it in a school,” the education minister said. When asked if Red Deer had a Mamawayawin School in its future, Johnson said — stay tuned. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

BOARDS: ‘Unimaginable’ That agreement fell short of receiving the required unanimity from Alberta’s 62 school boards, leaving the government to legislate a retroactive

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Alberta Premier Alison Redford shares the stage with Eastview Middle School students, from left, Alison Harman, Aidan Schafer, Connor McCallister and Cole Webber after the students gave a presentation at the school on Monday. four-year deal for educators. “It is truly unimaginable to bargain without the employer at the table, but this is exactly what happened,” said Hansen. “It is not our deal. It never was our deal.” Despite the “offensive” process, the ASBA will work with the government going forward in administering the pact, said Hansen. With the new agreement and tight budgets, though, she said “we don’t know if services are going to be exactly the same.” While Hansen will not be continuing her presidency beyond the fall’s local election season, she said a new bargaining model is needed for the next negotiation period. “We believe that the voice of school boards has to be there, not only as employers, but as voices of the community. We have a gripe with the process, which we found to be offensive.” Despite the fact that 61 of Alberta’s 62 boards approved of the deal negotiated without the ASBA earlier this year, Hansen said many did so reluctantly, feeling cornered. The Red Deer Public School board ratified the agreement, which featured only one salary increase

and one lump sum payment for teachers, by a 4-3 vote, but spoke out about the process. Board chair Lawrence Lee said for future negotiations, he hopes the ASBA will take a stiffer stance on promoting local governance models to the province. Red Deer Public trustees supported a motion at the ASBA conference on Monday that would have called on the government to create a school boardcontrolled employer bargaining association that would take over the bargaining certificate for deals from the ATA. The motion failed, however, with the four Calgary and Edmonton school boards opposing it. Lee said the motion represented a shift back to local autonomy that he thinks is necessary. “In the 125 years we’ve been a school jurisdiction, we’ve always had positive relationships with our teachers. We’ve always been able to work and negotiate in their best interests,” he said. Education Minister Jeff Johnson was scheduled to address the conference on Monday night. The gathering continues today with a focus on the arts in education. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

Drunk driving trial rescheduled JUDGE AND JURY TO SIT FOR NINE WEEKS ON TRIAL OF MAN ACCUSED IN FATAL COLLISION The Red Deer contractor charged in connection with a fatal collision on Canada Day 2010 was ordered on Monday to stand trial starting in April — with or without a lawyer. Rodney Ross Arens, 35, had pleaded not guilty to charges of impaired driving causing death, impaired driving causing injury, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing injury, refusing to give police a sample of his breath and breaching conditions of an earlier offence. He is accused of killing Anouluck “Jeffrey” Chanminaraj and injuring

his older brother and sister, Jamie and Stephanie, in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kerry Wood and Taylor Drives in Red Deer late in the evening of July 1, 2010. The deceased child was 13. His brother and sister were 18 and 20 at the time. Arens had been scheduled for an eight-week trial by judge and jury in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench, starting on March 25 of this year. However, the trial was postponed when Arens advised the court late in January that he had fired his lawyer.

He was still unrepresented for his scheduled appearance to set a new trial date on Monday and asked that he be given more time to raise the $20,000 he estimates he will need to retain a new lawyer. Arens told the court he was arrested on new charges in April and was granted release from custody, but was unable to raise bail until 10 days ago. The new charges include breaching conditions of his release on the 2010 charges, along with a series of traffic offences. However, after hearing arguments

from Crown prosecutor Jordan Petty, Justice Peter McIntyre ordered that Arens set a new trial date and be prepared to represent himself if he is unable to hire a lawyer. The new trial is scheduled for April 22 to June 13, 2014, allowing an extra week to give time for the Victoria Day statutory holiday. Arens is to attend a pre-trial conference on Sept. 10 to discuss details of how his trial will proceed, including confirmation of whether he will have legal help.

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one of the engines just before 8 p.m. The crew smelled smoke in the cockpit about 130 kilometres from Goose Bay and the crew landed safely with the second engine. There were no injuries among the 14 passengers and two crew members. The aircraft remains at the Deer Lake regional airport and passengers from flight 7633 were to be transported on another flight. The RCMP says the matter has been reported to Transport Canada.

who was mistaken for a bear outside a tent has been shot and killed in a remote area of northeastern Manitoba by a fellow camper. RCMP Sgt. Line Karpish said four friends were camping at Namay Falls on Sunday, when one of them was woken up at 4 a.m. by a noise. He thought it was a bear and it was close to the tent. The 22-year-old fired a shot, only to discover he had hit one of his camping buddies. Someone called 911 and officers arrived by helicopter to find the group “very distraught,” Karpish said. “It is certainly a very sad reminder of the great responsibility that comes with handling firearms.” The four friends had been dropped into their campsite by helicopter and

were just beginning a canoe trip down the Bloodvein River, Karpish said. The tragic shooting occurred during their first night in the wilderness. Sadly, Karpish said it’s not that unusual for people to be mistaken for wildlife and shot accidentally. “These people were out in the middle of nowhere and there are bears out there and cougars. There may be other types of wildlife that may pose a threat,” she said. “In this case, the young man believed it was a bear and fired the gun.” The victim is a 17-year-old from Steinbach, Man., Karpish said. Police will not be releasing his name. An autopsy is scheduled in Winnipeg. RCMP are continuing to investigate but Karpish said no charges have been laid.

Air Canada flight lands safely after smoke detected in cockpit DEER LAKE, N.L. — An Air Canada flight had to make an emergency landing Monday night at the Deer Lake regional airport in Newfoundland. The RCMP says the flight was headed to Goose Bay, Labrador from St. John’s when a problem developed with

Manitoba teen mistaken for a bear shot and killed outside tent on camping trip NAMAY FALLS, Man. — A teenager

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Oil spill response outdated: audit BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Internal government audits of the Canadian Coast Guard’s capacity to monitor and respond to a marine oil spill found a system that was outdated, disorganized and in need of an overhaul. But many of the substantial recommendations in the reports have languished, despite pressure on Ottawa to deal with concerns over a potential increase in oil tanker traffic off the British Columbia coast. Two 2010 audits “each found a number of significant deficiencies in the program’s preparedness capability, and questioned the capacity of the (Canadian Coast Guard) to respond to a significant marine pollution event,” said a March 2012 draft report for the federal Fisheries department. In particular, the report, obtained by The Canadian Press using Access to Information, found that about 83 per cent of the oil spill response equipment across the country is ready to use, but most of it is outdated. “Although operationally ready to respond, most of the assets held by the (emergency response) program average 25 or more years in service and have either become obsolete or are coming to the end of their useful life,” said the report of the Environmental Response Capacity Definition Project. “Maintenance is increasingly difficult as technical support and availability of parts are compromised.” Last week, the British Columbia government came out formally opposed to Enbridge’s (TSX:ENB) proposed Northern Gateway project, saying the project didn’t address its concerns, including those involving a potential marine oil spill. In Canada, polluters are legally required to pay for clean-up, and the shipping industry funds the Ca-

nadian Marine Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Regime. The Coast Guard oversees clean-up, and maintains its own capacity for oil spill response. But the lack of dedicated funding has meant the Coast Guard has not been able to “properly lifecycle” equipment, the authors found. “This has eroded response capacities and has raised questions on the current condition and overall effectiveness of (Canadian Coast Guard)’s response equipment,” said the report. The B.C. government has estimated the Northern Gateway pipeline, which would deliver oilsands products to a tanker port in Kitimat, B.C., for export to Asian markets, and Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of its existing TransMountain pipeline into the Port of Metro Vancouver, could increase tanker traffic by more than 1,000 annually off the Pacific coast. The largest of the vessels, VLCC tankers, can carry up to 200,000 deadweight tonnes of oil. Canadian regulations require shipping companies, who bear responsibility for responding to an incident, to have the capacity to clean up 10,000 tonnes of oil. Federal briefing notes claim the Canadian Coast Guard has a pollution response capacity in the Pacific region of 8,000 tonnes. But the audit found that number is substantially less. The national capacity, in reality, is slightly less than 6,900 tonnes due to storage limitations in all regions, the report said. The authors of the report had difficulty even finding out what the capacity was across the country, as there is no national co-ordinator or national inventory, and records collected from region to region varied from paper to obsolete electronic documents. The report said that as an organization, the Coast Guard has not even defined an appropriate level of

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response capacity to meet its mandate. Ivan Giesbrecht, spokesman for the Enbridge (TSX:ENB), said the Calgary-based company has made commitments beyond those required under Canadian law. “Our marine spill response plan will improve existing safety and response readiness on British Columbia’s coastline. Naturally, this is something we hope can improve confidence and public support for our project,” Giesbrecht said in an email response to questions. Those commitments will become requirements that will be tracked by regulatory agencies, he said. “The commitments that Northern Gateway has made will not be voluntary after project approval.” In March, Transport Minister Denis Lebel announced a tanker safety expert panel that is to make recommendations on improvements, among other measures aimed at assuaging public concerns in B.C. The government announced it would also establish a Coast Guard incident command system. Melanie Carkner, spokeswoman for Fisheries and Oceans, said in an email that the changes were “the first steps towards the development of a world-class Tanker Safety System for Canadian coasts that will strengthen the safety of Canadians and better protect the environment.” But Will Horter, of the Dogwood Initiative, a vehement opponent of any increase in oil tanker traffic off the B.C. coast, said a spill is inevitable with the amount of tanker traffic that would ply the Pacific coast. “Even a ‘world-class’ system doesn’t prevent the kind of risks that British Columbians are concerned about,” Horter said. “British Columbians would bear the burden.”

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — There’s been more concern voiced about the Alberta government’s plan to cut about $42 million from certain programs for the developmentally disabled. About 200 people turned out at a public forum in Calgary with Frank Oberle (OH’-buhr-lee), associate minister of services for people with disabilities. They criticized what they said was the province’s lack of communication about cuts to community access programs and questioned whether the government has thought through the changes. Some parents wondered whether decision-makers understand the financial stress of living with a developmentally disabled child. Oberle said the province will not cut services to people who need them. Linda Wiebe told the minister the burden is being placed on parents. “Physically we as parents can’t do it ourselves,” she said at the meeting Monday. “We’re already at the point where we are drained.” On Friday, 1,000 demonstrators rallied on the steps of the Alberta legislature to demand Premier Alison Redford reverse the planned reallocation of funds. Funding for the developmentally disabled was actually increased in the March budget by $5 million to $691 million. But the government is restructuring how the money is allocated.

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New psych assessment sought for man accused in brother’s death A new psychiatric assessment has been requested for a Consort man accused of killing his brother. John Wayne Mock, 35, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder by Coronation RCMP, who found his younger brother’s body while investigating a 911 hangup call at a rural home north of Consort on Feb. 22, 2012. In Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on Monday, Crown prosecutor Jordan Petty asked for a second assessment to determine whether Mock can be held criminally responsible for killing his brother, Timothy James Mock, who was 33 at the time of his death. Court had just received a letter dated June 2, 2013, stating that the elder Mock had been determined fit to stand trial. An assessment on whether Mock could be held criminally responsible had been performed earlier, but the Crown would like a new assessment, said Petty. He asked that proceedings be adjourned until later in the year to allow time for the new assessment.

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Dancer Chris Refia is silhouetted as he practices his routine in downtown Vancouver, B.C. Monday.

GRANDE CACHE — A helicopter pilot is in hospital with non life-threatening injuries after his aircraft crashed in wooded, hilly terrain in western Alberta. A spokesman with Calgary-based Gemini Helicopters Inc. says it received a call from the pilot after the small Robinson R-44 went down east of Grande Cache. Safety manager Warren Horricks says weather was poor at the time. But staff in another aircraft managed to rescue the pilot and took him to a nearby site, where he received first aid. He was later transported to the hospital in Grande Prairie. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

Investigation underway after man crushed to death in rail yard CALGARY — Police say a man is dead in Calgary after being crushed between two rail cars.

est where other martins have been tracked to. The bird left South America quite late, on April 25, but rocketed back to Ellis Bird Farm in just 21 days at an average of 600 km/day. Martin populations in northern breeding ranges are declining, and the researchers’ study is being done to determine possible causes for the decrease. Fifty birds were fitted with the backpacks last year at Ellis Bird Farm and another site. Four of the birds have been discovered so far this year.

On May 15, Martin No. 125 — or, more colourfully, Amelia, after the aviation pioneer — was recaptured upon her return to the bird farm for spring breeding. The information gleaned from Amelia shows just how hard she worked travelling to and fro her overwintering spot in central Brazil. In total, the bird logged 22,300 km over the course of the year. Her official migration Week Long Events June 8-15 distance of 21,000 is the longest such distance • Artists About Town- June 5-12 that the York University Demos at various Red Deer venues. researchers have ever tracked for a purple mar• Artwalk Amble Gallery Tour and tin. The average distance Wine & Cheese Reception - June 13 for previously-tracked Departs 7:00 pm Tickets $20 @ Sunworks, MAG May 27 birds is about 14,000 km. “(The researchers) had no idea that they’d Saturday, June 15 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm travel that far. They are Feature Artists are extremely long-distance Shirley Rimer, Patti Morris, migrants,” explained biologist Myrna Pearman Dawn Detarando & Cindy Jones at the Ellis Bird Farm. Live Music, Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, The data showed that Amelia had three differKids Activities ent wintering roosts in Brazil, east of the heart of the Amazon rainfor-

The accident happened in a rail yard in the city’s southeast. The man, who has not been identified, died at the scene. He was an employee of Arrow Reload Systems, which works under contract to Canadian Pacific Railway. Arrow Reload officials were not immediately available for comment. Calgary police and Alberta safety officials are investigating.

‘Dragged dog’ in Edmonton racks up veterinary bills, looks for new home EDMONTON — An Edmonton dog who was dragged behind a truck is recovering and looking for a new home. The six-year-old pit bull, named Nalla, had the pads ripped off her paws and suffered other injuries when she was pulled by the vehicle last month. City police estimate her veterinary bills could reach $10,000, although some people have offered to help pay the cost. Animal control officials say the dog’s health is improving and she’s being prepped for adoption. Micah Nickerson, who has been fostering the pooch, says she’s super sweet and just looking for a loving family. The driver of the truck has been charged with animal cruelty and is to appear in court later this month.

Pearman said the new data has been nice to share with visitors and school groups. “People are truly in awe to think that the bird that they’re looking at here on this box travelled this distance. It’s been a great educational tool for us,” she said. More of the birds, which are the largest of North American swallows, will be fit with geolocators this year. The project

has received grant funding from the Red Deer and District Community Foundation and the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

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Pity poor little Alberta WHY CAN’T GOVERNMENT TAKE CONTROL OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT? BY PHIL ELDER SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Poor little Alberta. Buffeted by nonbelievers. Has the world gone mad? First, we have a fluctuating bitumen discount, primarily due to the higher cost of refining heavy crudes, according to economist Robyn Allan, but blamed by some on inadequate pipeline capacity. Next, those nasty environmentalists, supported by foreigners, want to kill big pipeline proposals. Third, residents of communities downstream from the oilsands still believe their cancer rates are higher because of air and water pollution, in spite of a Royal Society of Canada panel report to the contrary. And finally, according to the Financial Post, there will be a critical shortage of the diluent necessary to transport the product via pipeline — about 935,000 barrels per day will be needed for projected 2022 production levels. Someday soon, a little kid is going to come along, point to Alberta’s parade, and say “Look, the Emperor isn’t wearing any clothes!” For the Emperor has forgotten to put a fig leaf over the common source of these problems — the wrong-headed

assumption by decision-makers that oilsands output should double to 3.8 million barrels a day by 2022. Why should it? Are we Albertans, the owners of this resource, mere passive recipients of a divine commandment from the market? Why don’t we take control and deal with this expansionary root cause, not just these symptoms? For it is widely known that our carbon-based economy will have to convert to a more sustainable energy system, because of environmental, health and climate change concerns. The International Energy Agency says that, to prevent Earth’s temperature from rising more than two degrees Celsius (above this, climate catastrophe looms), “No more than one-third of proven reserves of fossil fuels can be consumed prior to 2050. ...” Which, of course, implies ramping down their production, not up. Furthermore, worldwide, about 1,200 new coal-fired electricity plants are proposed, the worst idea possible in these circumstances. And increasing oilsands production runs a close second. Together, they could be a onetwo punch combination for modern civilization. Fulfilling the modest commitments to cut carbon emissions made in the Copenhagen agreement gives us just a six per cent chance of staying below the two-degree threshold and more than a one-in-three chance that global temperatures will increase by more

than four degrees. Why is the need to combat climate change so hard to understand, especially when alternatives are available? Renewable energy sources are increasing exponentially. Yet our big decision-makers seem not to have gotten the memo. (“What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?” asks Exxon-Mobil’s CEO, in a stunning example of false consciousness.) Apparently our leaders are ignorant, or willfully blind, or they think that short-term welfare is more important than the untold damage their inaction will inflict on the world of our grandchildren. Given these stakes, governments have to take over resource development decisions, not just leave them in the hands of entrepreneurs and the market. At root, these are ethical decisions and therefore are the province of governments freely elected by informed and involved citizens. Markets, once given ethical and social boundaries, are unmatched at efficiently deploying resources to produce goods and services. But in today’s mixed economy, most of us think governments are entitled to intervene and make sure that the public interest (thegood-of-all-of-us) is being served, not just business profits. What this means, I believe, is that we should re-think our royalty structure, the environmental conditions for fossil fuel exploitation, the order in which, and even whether, projects proceed. Non-renewable resources

are one-time only opportunities for a society to organize a prosperous but sustainable future, and the Alberta government’s present use of royalties for current expenses is the epitome of short-sightedness. Of course, business and government leaders aren’t the only ones responsible for present-day selfish and even unethical decisions. They believe most Albertans agree. And they’re probably right. So ultimately, we citizens are responsible. Most Albertans love the wealth we earn from hydrocarbons, although we seem more concerned about keeping taxes low than about paying as we go, or more than distributing income fairly so as to minimize homelessness and reliance on food banks. Perhaps Albertans should rethink these poor ethical choices. Let’s ask ourselves how to improve the educational system and our political discourse so we can collectively make better decisions. And let’s get involved in the political system, which decides who gets what, when and how. Right now too many of us passively and unreflectively accept decisions made by others about our common future. And right now that future doesn’t look very pretty. Phil Elder is emeritus professor of Environmental and Planning Law with the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. This column is supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia. com).

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PDD changes leave mother in limbo An open letter to the Associate Minister for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Frank Oberle: I attended your information session/goodwill tour on May 22 at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer. I left the session thoroughly frustrated and angry. You gave no information other than your vision. A member of the audience who spoke had it right when he said all he heard were sentences starting with “We think, or we hope, or we feel. ...” There were no concrete answers other than you are slashing the Community Options Program in half. This is the same program both my sons utilize. Because my sons are unemployable, are they now only to be warehoused in their home in this community because they don’t fit into your vision? We had a long-term plan in place for the continued well-being of my sons. Now it’s all up in the air because the new minister has a new vision. Because your department’s vision changed, I am being interrogated (as their private guardian) by PDD like a common criminal. This harassment borders on emotional abuse. Every aspect of my sons’ funding is being scrutinized to see what can be slashed. Then I looked around at the session and wondered: “What part of the overall PDD budget paid for all this? Who’s community bridging dollars paid for the meeting room, the refreshments, the cookie trays? Whose staffing dollars paid for your drinks, meals and rooms while you are on this speaking tour of the Central Region?” How dare you stand there like an all-knowing Father Wisdom, patronizing us with your platitudes of — we’re all friends here and it’s safe to speak? Here’s a news flash — we are not friends and it was not safe for me to speak. My sons Annual Service Plans and contract signings weren’t due until June 3. I could not take the chance of saying something that might instigate recriminations by your department. Lily Breland Red Deer

Confronting the harsh reality of owning a pet Kittens and puppies are cute to the point of being irresistible, especially in the eyes of children who plead with their parents: “I want one.” Parents who cave in often give the standard lecture: “Pets are a big responsibility. Do you promise you will take good care of it?” Of course they will — for a while. But it can be a big mistake to become a first-time pet owning family. And when it goes wrong, the problems trickle down to animal shelters. The point was driven home RICK last week at a meeting of ZEMANEK orphaned-animal caregivers. It was reported hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats across Canada each year land in over-crowded animal shelters, leaving the organizations scrambling for solutions. And the Red Deer and District SPCA is no exception. What’s not to like about baby pets? They are rambunctious, comical and cute, and can provide hours of entertainment for the kids and parents. But they’re not toys. And far too often, first-time

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pet owners do not look beyond the “cute baby stage.” As they get older, bright-eyed, cuddly kittens start using living room furniture for a scratch post, and puppies not properly house-trained begin relieving themselves in every corner of the home. The novelty quickly wears off with children when their live version of Tickle Me Elmo becomes boring or, worse, a chore. In many cases, the parents are left with raising the pets they initially intended for the kids. And like their children, they too quickly tire of the task — it requires too much time, too much work. So the pet is destined for an animal shelter or a drive into the country, where it’s dropped off and left up to rural residents to cope with strays wandering in their yards. “Our shelter system in Canada is at or over capacity to deal with cats that come through our doors,” said Barbara Cartwright, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. “Only about 44 per cent of them get adopted out. Many of them have to wait and the longer they wait, the likelier they’ll become ill or euthanized,” she told the meeting in Red Deer, attended by 38 people representing 20 organizations from around Alberta. Statistics from 2011 show at least 600,000 homeless cats in Canadian shelters did not find homes. Among the leading causes of abandonment are irresponsible pet owners — they don’t have time or essentially

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could care less about raising a pet they consider disposable. Tara Hellewell, executive director of the local SPCA, said the Red Deer shelter is full and they frequently turning away people who no longer want their felines. To its credit, a group in Central Alberta has taken up the cause for cats. It’s a strategic alliance including the local SPCA, Whisker Society of Alberta, Town of Innisfail bylaw department, and Animal Alberta Services contract by the City of Red Deer. Some common mistakes by first-time-pet-owner parents include giving into their children adamant about getting a pet. A kitten or a puppy is often high on the gift list. Other mistakes include surprising a child with a kitten or puppy on their birthday, or as a Christmas gift. Adults giving such surprises to other adults are just as guilty. Vastly overlooked are the responsibilities in raising a pet. It demands a lot of time and dedication. It should be anything but a chore; a pet bonds best with responsible owners who accept the inevitable tasks. And, believe it or not, there are seasoned pet owners who can’t wait for their kittens or puppies to grow out of that “cute stage” and become young adults. That’s when they become most enjoyable. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.

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BUT SOME RCMP MEMBERS ‘NOT ON BOARD’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s top Mountie is fighting back against high-profile claims of harassment within the RCMP, saying some members won’t “get on board” with his effort to rid the police force of abusive behaviour. The force is changing its management style and making real gains, Bob Paulson said Monday before a Senate committee looking into harassment and bullying. But the RCMP commissioner levelled pointed criticism at members of the force who have publicly aired their complaints. “We are progressing, honourable senators, believe me. But like any workforce or workplace, we have people who, for one reason or another, will not get on board with the mission of the organization and are looking for easy street,” Paulson said. “I can’t be continually defending against outlandish claims that have not been tested or established, but yet are being put forward as though they are gospel and representative of the modern workplace experience of the RCMP, because they are not.” He questioned the point of a recent lawsuit by Staff Sgt. Caroline O’Farrell, who alleges she suffered cruel treatment — including hazing rituals — while a member of the force’s famed Musical Ride in the 1980s. Paulson said he met with O’Farrell before she filed the suit to see what he could do, but she wasn’t open to discussion. “I asked what I, what we, what anyone could do to help her,” Paulson said. “She didn’t want our help. She would only hand me her statement of claim ahead of it being filed, while telling me that if these matters about the Musical Ride ever made it into the public it would sure be embarrassing for the RCMP. And she sure was right.” Paulson also took aim at Cpl. Roland Beaulieu, a British Columbia Mountie on stress leave who wanted to testify before the same group of senators. A separate committee is now looking into whether the RCMP tried to muzzle him. The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada, which represents many regular and civilian Mounties, says the RCMP recently told Beaulieu if he was well enough to go to Ottawa to testify, he should be fit enough to work. Paulson said Beaulieu, who works with the association as secretary, holds down the position “without any difficulty.” He directly accused Beaulieu of seek-

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RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson appears before the the Senate National security and Defence Committee in Ottawa, Monday. ing money from the RCMP to go away quietly. “Just last week he sent me a request for $700,000, or alternatively $500,000 tax-free, as he put it, a couple of promotions, some extended pension benefits. In exchange he says he’ll leave the force. “The implicit message I get from this is: Or else.” Paulson also accused another outspoken Mountie, Cpl. Pete Merrifield, of being upset because the police force “took issue with him running for Parliament.” Liberal Sen. Grant Mitchell expressed disappointment that Paulson would single out members for criticism. “What sort of leadership from the top is that?” he asked. Paulson said he mentioned some officers by name because “there are people who cannot be reached.” “And I don’t want those people to define the problem.” Several RCMP officers have complained of abusive behaviour and intimidation since Cpl. Catherine Galliford went public in 2011 with allegations of harassment. The watchdog that oversees the RCMP said in February the force must take “swift and effective action” on complaints of workplace bullying and harassment to restore the shaken confidence of both members and the public. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP recommended basic changes to the way in which internal grievances

about harassment are handled by the Mounties. It called for a more independent process, strict timelines for responding to accusations and force-wide training. Paulson said he’s implementing modern, leading-edge strategies to ensure a respectful, collegial workplace but also an effective, productive police force. “Let’s face it: some people’s ambitions exceed their abilities,” he said. “I cannot lead a force that accommodates and seeks to compensate people for those unachieved ambitions. “Policing is a very tough job. It’s very rewarding but it’s also very demanding. Frankly, it’s not for everyone.” The commissioner said the force works with members suffering from post-traumatic stress to help them through their difficulties. “But the vast majority of my members and employees are out there every day, every night, all the time, busting their humps at delivering a safe Canada for Canadians because they love the work and they love this country,” Paulson said. “These are the people I’m beholden to. And these are the people that deserve a respectful, supportive and enabling workplace.” Legislation before Parliament would give the RCMP commissioner authority to establish a process for the investigation and resolution of harassment complaints.

Quebec investigation into 2012 student protests begins MONTREAL — The head of the Quebec government-appointed commission looking into the 2012 student protests has sought to reassure its critics with a promise to remain apolitical. The commission has begun its work under a cloud of suspicion, with different sides in the historic student dispute expressing equal disdain for the project. Student groups have indicated that they will boycott the panel’s hearings, which began Monday. Police-officers’ unions won’t take part either. And the Opposition Liberals, who were in government during the memorable protests, have also said they’ll boycott what they describe as a political masquerade. But Serge Menard, a long-time former Parti Quebecois public security minister heading the panel, has stressed he’s not there to judge the individuals involved in the so-called Maple Spring.

“I’m not the type that likes petty politics,” Menard told a news conference. “Petty politics makes me petty.” He also repeated several times during the news conference that the special commission does not have the mandate to put police or student organizations on trial. Those questions, he added, are the responsibility of the courts and police ethics committees. Menard said the commission’s mandate is to

examine the techniques used by police forces and how things got out of control and left police overwhelmed. He said it would also examine the tactics used by trouble-makers and agitators which undermined the credibility of legitimate demonstrations, which occurred nightly last summer. The commission will not have the power of a public inquiry to compel witnesses to testify. Some of its hearings also will also be held behind closed doors.

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OTTAWA — Stephen Harper’s government is calling in the auditor general as it attempts to stamp out the political inferno raging over improper Senate expenses. Sen. Marjory LeBreton, government leader in the upper chamber, intends to introduce a motion today calling on auditor general Michael Ferguson to conduct “a comprehensive audit of Senate expenses.” “Canadians deserve to know at all times that their tax dollars are being spent wisely and in accordance with the law,” she said in a statement. LeBreton called on Liberal Senate Leader James Cowan to support her motion. “I see no reason why we would oppose it,” Cowan said in an interview. Still, he added he wants to hear more about what LeBreton has in mind. He noted her statement refers to an audit of “Senate expenses,” which is not necessarily the same as auditing each individual senator’s expenses. Moreover, he said he wouldn’t want to simply repeat an audit conducted by Ferguson last year into the administration of the Senate, including financial management and control polices. As part of that audit, the auditor general examined a representative sample of senators’ expense claims. “I guess what I’m concerned about here is, Is this just another attempt to change the channel here?” Cowan said in an interview. “The problem isn’t in the rules and policies. The problem is in people who want to scam the system. That’s the problem.” However, LeBreton said she’s proposing to give the auditor general free rein to examine all aspects of Senate expenses, including all claims by individual senators if he so chooses. “When I say a comprehensive audit of all Senate expenses, I mean everything,” LeBreton said in an interview. That would allow Ferguson much broader scope than last year’s audit, in which LeBreton said the Senate’s internal economy committee “put some fences around what (Ferguson) could and could not do. “I actually don’t think that’s proper. The auditor general should go where he wants to go.” LeBreton acknowledged a comprehensive audit could reveal an even bigger scandal over invalid expense claims by senators — as happened in Nova Scotia several years ago when MLAs’ expenses were audited. “Most senators ... conduct themselves absolutely appropriately,” she said. “But those who haven’t, it may not be pleasant but people are the architects of their own actions, eh?” With senators’ expenses put under the auditor general’s microscope, LeBreton said “there’ll be obviously pressure” on the House of Commons to allow similar scrutiny of MPs’ expenses. LeBreton’s motion is the latest Conservative effort to damp down the spreading scandal.


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Prison doctor touts advantages of keeping mom, baby together in jail BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Keeping incarcerated mothers and babies together in jail has multiple physical and social health benefits for the pair, a prison doctor testified Monday. But Crown lawyers questioned Dr. Ruth Martin’s expertise on the question, noting that while she connects familial attachment with a decrease in inmates reoffending, she has no training in the area of recidivism. Two former inmates are challenging the B.C. government’s decision to cancel the mother-baby program at Maple Ridge’s Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in 2008, saying it violated their charter rights. Martin was one of the physicians who treated inmates, including those who participated in the program, at the provincial institution. In a report submitted as evidence on Monday, Martin wrote about the advantages of allowing babies to remain with their mothers. But Crown lawyer Heidi Hughes argued Martin, who trained as a family physician and was a prison doctor for 17 years, is not qualified to conclude that keeping mothers and babies together in prison decreases recidivism rates. Martin agreed she has no expertise in criminology, but she said through her experience and research, she understands the factors that could lead to women returning to prison less often. “Homelessness, education, relationships with families, meaningful work. . . in fact, many of these factors are what constitute health,” she said. Martin’s report also referenced an evaluation of Alouette’s mother-baby program done by Amy Salmon from the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health. Salmon’s study, which consisted of medical records of mother-infant pairs and interviews with mothers who participated in the program as well as prison health staff, concluded the evidence does not support the termination of the program. Hughes suggested Salmon’s study was not scientifically valid because she only interviewed two to three mothers, and her study was based on self-reporting. Martin’s report also referred to the success of other mother-baby programs, such as ones that exist in the United States. But Hughes argued those programs cannot be compared to Alouette’s because the type of inmates, sentences and resources available are different. Hughes also suggested there are different schools of thought on the type of resources needed to support women and their babies, but Martin insisted that keeping a mother and her newborn together so she can breastfeed is paramount. “I think it would be difficult to not support the opinion on whether a baby should be breastfed,” she said.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird responds to a question during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday.

Canada not among countries signing landmark world arms treaty BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OTTAWA — Canada isn’t saying whether it will join more than 60 other countries in signing a landmark treaty to regulate the multibillion-dollar global arms trade. The federal government hasn’t decided whether it agrees with the UN’s arms trade treaty, despite having voted to move it ahead in the first place, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Monday. “We believe that any treaty regarding the sale of munitions that helps move the international community closer to world-leading standards is a good thing,” Baird said during question period. “We participated actively in these discussions. I think we have an obligation to listen before we act, and that is why we will be consulting with Canadians before the government takes any decision.” Those who ratify the treaty will have to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, though it won’t control the domestic use of weapons in any country.

OVER 65 COUNTRIES SIGN D5 The treaty also prohibits the transfer of conventional weapons if they violate arms embargoes or if they promote acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, and if they could be used in attacks on civilians or civilian buildings such as schools and hospitals. In defending the decision not to sign immediately, Baird suggested the government sees a potential link between signing on to the treaty and the now-abolished long gun registry. He accused the opposition of trying to find a back door to setting up the system anew by suggesting Canada should sign on — a suggestion the New Democrats called ridiculous. “This is about people in places like the Congo. This is actually about preventing Syria. This is about what happened in Sudan,” said NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar. “It was a very poor display of our minister of foreign affairs on a very serious subject, and he should not only apologize but he should get up and explain: what the hell was he thinking?”

What impact the treaty will have in curbing the global arms trade — estimated at between $60 billion and $85 billion — remains to be seen. A lot depends on which countries ratify and which ones don’t, and how aggressively it is implemented once it comes into force. The United States has said it will sign soon, making it a point of saying they don’t see the treaty as a threat to gun laws in their country. The treaty “will not undermine the legitimate international trade in conventional weapons, interfere with national sovereignty, or infringe on the rights of American citizens, including our Second Amendment rights” to bear arms, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said. Baird’s spokesman later said Canada was instrumental in ensuring language in the treaty that would also recognize legitimate civilian use of firearms for sporting, hunting and collecting. Given the fact the U.S., with its strong pro-gun lobby, will sign the treaty makes Canada’s position all the more depressing, Dewar said.

Appearance of partisanism on Harper’s Twitter account raises questions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A partisan pitch sent from the prime minister’s Twitter account touched off some pointed questions Monday about how Stephen Harper is using the social media service. Harper actively solicited names for the Conservative party’s mailing list via his (at) pmharper Twitter account, viewed by many Ottawa observers as the official social media voice for the Prime Minister’s Office. And since government policy forbids the use of official

communications for partisan purposes, Monday’s tweet would appear out of line — as would several other previous tweets in the same vein in recent months. But the account doesn’t fall under government communications rules, Harper spokeswoman Julie Vaux said in an email. “(at)pmharper is a political Twitter account, not a government one,” Vaux said, noting Harper runs a second, government account at (at)pmwebupdates. That sent eyebrows shooting up all over Parliament

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Hill. The (at)pmharper account is defined as belonging to the Prime Minister of Canada, with no reference to the party. It also includes a link to the prime minister’s official government website. It has has amassed more than 340,000 followers since it was set up in July 2007; updates are posted from it several times a day. On Monday, after tweeting the link to sign up for party mailings, Harper wished a fellow Conservative MP a happy birthday, noted his government’s support for an anti-bul-

lying project and sent out a photo of himself meeting with the new governor for the Bank of Canada. By 6 p.m., nothing had appeared on (at)pmwebupdates, which is described on the site as being the “latest web updates from Prime Minister Harper’s website” and has slightly more than 8,000 followers. In the month of May, there were nine tweets, including four photos of cats up for adoption, a podcast of a recent speech, video of an announcement on beef exports and photos of Harper with the presi-

dent of Chile. “Once again, the Conservatives are guilty of a dangerous mix,” said NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice. “There is less and less a distinction between the work of government and the political party, which does partisan work.” The Conservative government has endured fierce criticism in the past for applying a partisan stamp to what are supposed to be non-partisan communications — using the phrase “Harper government” instead of “Government of Canada,” for instance.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Those who’ve flunked the test to become a Canadian citizen are getting a do-over. The federal government says it will now allow those who fail the test — but who meet all other criteria — to take it again rather than wait for an appointment with a judge. Those currently waiting to see a judge will also get a chance to take the test again. Under the previous system, those who failed the test were required to meet with a judge in order to decide their fate. But a shortage of judges and subsequent delays in getting appointments are among the reasons for a massive backlog of applications in the system.

Ottawa fat cat put down after ballooning, owner charged OTTAWA — An Ottawa woman faces neglect charges after it’s alleged she let her cat fill out to more than 11 kilograms and left the feline in such poor shape he had to be put down. The Ottawa Humane Society says 12-year-old Napoleon was so heavy he could no longer stand or clean himself, while his fur became matted with fecal matter. The group alleges Napoleon’s owner had brought the cat to a veterinarian several times but failed to heed the animal doctor’s advice, resulting in the pet’s health deteriorating. It says Napoleon was in severe pain when brought to the humane society and the odds of recovery were so poor the cat had to be euthanized. Guylene Roy was charged last Wednesday under the province’s animal cruelty law with permitting distress to an animal and failure to maintain standards of care, and faces a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or 30 days in jail. She is due in court June 27.

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Bottom: Brothers Relaxing, the title of Tye Heintz’s photo of he and his brother. Tye says he chose the complementing photo (left) “because it had two boys in it and I have a brother.” “We are able to smile because it is so much faster to take a picture with today’s camera.” Years ago you had to sit there for a long time, he says. Photos by JEFF STOKOE/ Advocate staff

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The five children are lined up shortest to tallest in each of the two photographs — and a family dog is positioned on the right side of both frames. In a black-and-white photo from 1913 pulled from the Red Deer Archives, the cherubic Spiers children, looking stiff but happy in formal clothing, each have a hand on their taller sibling’s shoulder. In the corresponding 2013 photograph of the Dueck children, composed by Grandview School student Lauren Dueck, there’s no physical connection between the casually dressed kids. In fact, they appear to be ignoring each other and looking down at their own handheld electronic device. One hundred years separates the Spiers children from the Duecks, and what change has a century wrought! Through Our Eyes, an inventive photographic exhibition that celebrates the city’s centennial at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery shows the huge societal, industrial, technological, cultural and lifestyle differences that have resulted in the last 100 years. But the century-spanning photographs also show us that as much as some things have changed, they have also stayed the same. The idea for the exhibit originated with staff at the city archives who wanted to involve some Red Deer youngsters in a hands-on centennial project. School names were drawn out of a bowl and Grandview Elementary School students in Susan Mueller’s Grade 5 class got to participate in what was surely a very memorable history lesson. (Project participants also include Mayor Morris Flewwelling and some archives staff members.) The Grade 5 students were asked to select an archival photograph that interested or inspired them, then create their own corresponding modern photo. There were no further parameters, said associate archivist Brianne Stone. “They were given free rein to recreate them however they wanted.” Many of the youngsters, who learned about the history of photography, went to the same vantage points an old photograph was taken from and recorded the way historic structures and street-scapes appear now. Pedestrians with long skirts and derby hats on Ross Street or Gaetz Avenue were replaced by modern subjects wearing ski jackets. Horse buggies and Model T Fords evolved into current parked vehicles. Sometimes the recorded changes were immense, such as the view of Red Deer hospital from Piper Hill. The original hospital building has grown tenfold since 1913, and hotels, a doughnut shop and bus station have sprung up where the sprawling Piper Brick Co. yard once stood. Stone’s favourite photo is one taken by Sydney Woodford, of the CP Rail bridge, which is now converted for cyclists and pedestrians. Instead of the wooden powerhouse that used to stand next to the bridge, Woodford has cap-

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tured green graffiti spray painted onto a concrete bridge support. It’s that “green splash of paint,” that caught Stone’s eye. Fellow associate archivist Selena Percy likes the night shot of Flewwelling, artistically captured in front of the old armories building (now part of the Red Deer Public Library) by his son. Some of the most interesting photographs are of people and record lifestyle changes. For instance, Tyra Lloyd arranged a photo to be taken of herself and her dog Pip, which was inspired by an archival photo of Mrs. Page and her dog Kipps. Both of the subjects are sitting on wooden stairs in front of a house. But whereas Mrs. Page had only an umbrella in her lap, Lloyd is holding an iPad and sitting next to a rain barrel and solar-powered garden light. Brothers Relaxing, is a photo of Tye Heintz and his younger brother, which corresponds with an archival photo of two seated boys, taken by J.H. Gano. Both youngest boys share the same pensive expression in both pictures. But Heintz is laughing, unlike the stern older brother photographed in 1912. The Grandview student point-

ed out that smiling in photos is now easier, thanks to the quicker shutter speed. “Years ago, they had to sit there for a long time.” Christmas Time, a photo by student Zach Danchek, shows the excesses of modern Christmas celebrations, compared to the meagre offerings evident in a 1912 picture taken by Gano of a tiny child standing beside an equally diminutive tree. The Christmas tree in the historic photo is decorated only with a pair of woolen mitts, a small bell, some greeting cards, a wisp of garland and, curiously, a figure of a cyclist, instead of a treetop angel. Danchek acknowledged “a lot of things have changed” — including the modern trend of expanding Christmas decorating throughout the house. Percy hopes the Through Our Eyes exhibit will encourage more people to reflect on the city’s evolution, and to check out the treasures in the Red Deer archives. Among them are some diary entries from as early as 1850, as well as “hundred of thousands of photographs.” The exhibit is on until June 23. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate.com


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No worries about weeds ... sometimes Every time I work manure around my strawberries I think about that old joke where the mother takes her four year old daughter out to a nearby horse farm to get a few buckets of manure for the garden. On the way home the little girl asks what the manure is for. “Oh, that’s for putting on my strawberries,” the mother replies. A long silence follows before the girl says in a small voice, “Can I have mine with cream instead?” Working composted manure into the garden is an age old practice that stirs up some pretty heated emotions among SHANNON today’s gardeners. MCKINNON Maybe it was always controversial but we never had access to garden forums in the days before the internet. Concerns about weeds and E. coli abound. These days concerns about everything abound. To be sure scattering fresh manure about—especially around the time the fruit is ripening—could be hazardous to one’s health not to mention off putting. But well composted manure is full of organic nutrients and yes, probably more than a few weeds. In theory the composting process should generate enough heat to kill off the weeds...in theory. In reality all kinds of sneaky robust seeds seem to make it through including dandelions, stinkweed, lamb’s quarters (or pigweed as it’s known around here) and that most insidious character of all...quack grass. I have heard horse owners sniff, “I don’t feed my

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horses weeds, therefore there are no weeds in the manure.” Once again this sounds good...in theory. The reality is manure piles are magnets for every seed in the district that comes blowing in on the wind looking for a place to land. I don’t mind. Weeds tell me the compost hasn’t been saturated with pesticides. It tells me the compost is nutritious. It tells me things want to grow there. Sterile compost tells me something unnatural is going on. It makes me nervous. That doesn’t mean I go out in the garden, fist pump and shout “Whoopee!” every time I spot a clump of quack grass. Like any gardener I have often wondered what it would be like if there were no such thing as invasive plants. For example, what if Europeans had left their dandelion seeds behind? Life in the garden would be a whole lot easier, but it would be a whole lot quieter as well. All kinds of insects, including bees and butterflies, rely on dandelions early blooms to kick start the season. And research increasingly shows if we were to consume dandelions instead of killing them, we might discover the fountain of youth has been growing under our noses all along. Maybe horses should be eating some weeds...and so should we. There is not a single part of the dandelion plant that doesn’t contribute to our health. The healing properties of its leaves, stems, blossoms and roots battle almost every ailment known to humanity. The dandelion can be used as a tonic and blood purifier for liver conditions such as hepatitis and jaundice, for joint pain, constipation, and skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Depression creates emotional distance Question: My wife was just diagnosed gets in trouble, she starts to say things with severe depression and anxiety. like “I hate myself” and “I’m worthShe rarely engages in conversation, less.” I think this is due to her not havand even though she’s on medication, ing both parents involved in her life. she acts like she doesn’t How can I help her be more want to have anything to do positive about herself? with me. Leon Wirth, executive She’s not the same perdirector of Parenting and son I married. Youth: Our hearts go out to I try to talk to her, and you and your kids as you she says it’s just a phase and face this difficult situation. to leave her alone. I am so Children react to divorce hurt. What can I do? in different ways, dependJim: We’re sorry to learn ing on age and a variety of of your predicament. Cliniother factors that can affect cal depression is a complex their sense of self-worth. problem involving a blend Younger kids may blame of genetic, biochemical, perthemselves for the divorce, JIM sonal and spiritual factors. in which case it’s important That being the case, our to reassure them that your DALY counseling team recomstruggles as a couple had mends that you not take absolutely nothing to do your wife’s behavior toward with them. you personally. Teens and young adults The forces contributing may actually feel relieved to her emotional distance are beyond after the strife of the divorce has endher control. ed, and this in turn may cause them to Your mention of a diagnosis sug- beat themselves up for taking a posigests that your wife is receiving ongo- tive view of a bad thing like divorce. ing care. What can you do to help ease your That is essential in a situation like daughter’s pain? First, encourage her this. to talk about what she’s feeling and Our counselors suggest that you why she thinks these feelings are popencourage her to continue taking her ping up. medication and to remain under the Help her to see that, though life care of a trained physician or quali- has changed dramatically, things fied professional. won’t always feel as bad as they feel You might also read an excellent right now. book on this subject: “Mood Swings” Give her hope for the future, and (Thomas Nelson; 2001) by Dr. Paul do everything you can to maintain norMeier. malcy and routine in her life. It will help you understand how to Also, reassure her that she has valsupport and encourage your wife while ue to you, simply because “you are at the same time maintaining realistic you.” expectations and boundaries. And help her find other healthy Finally, you should be aware of your adult mentors with whom she can be own needs during this emotionally try- honest about her feelings; alert teaching time. You’re in a difficult position, ers, school counselors, youth leaders and you need all the outside help you or a pastor to the situation. can get. Finally, we’d strongly encourage Seek out a support network through you and your kids to seek a trained your church or a special interest family therapist to help you weather group. And don’t be afraid to enlist this storm. the assistance of a licensed counselor, Contact Focus on the Family for a with or without your wife’s willing par- free consultation with a counselor, as ticipation. well as a referral for ongoing care in Contact Focus on the Family for a your area. referral. Question: I’m a single mom with two Jim Daly is a husband and father, an children. author, and president of Focus on the My ex-husband doesn’t have any- Family and host of the Focus on the Famthing to do with our kids, which is dev- ily radio program. Catch up with him at astating to them. www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.faceWhenever my 8-year-old daughter book.com/DalyFocus.

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Polyamorists strive for future legal recognition BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — While Canada’s polyamorists — people with multiple partners outside a religious context — do not face criminalization as do polygamists, it is not enough for them to be considered “just not illegal,” they said on Sunday. As the Canadian Polyamory Advocacy Association wrapped up its threeday convention, the first of it’s kind to be held in Canada, the association’s director and conference chair Zoe Duff said polyamorists hope to one day gain the same legal recognition as other couples. “It would be nice...to have households where our spouses are equal under the law, and moving forward in terms of pensions, and inheritances and property division,” she said. Unlike polygamy, there is no law in Canada that specifically bans polyamory. Polyamorists also distinguish themselves from polygamists, saying that while polygamy consists of men taking multiple wives usually within a religious context, polyamory is consensual, secular and egalitarian. “There’s informed consent between the partners, so you can have multiple

partners but they all know what’s going on, they most often know each other,” said Duff. “There’s back-and-forth input in terms of what people are comfortable with at the get go. None of that will be found in polygamy at all.” Polyamory came to the forefront in 2011, when B.C. Supreme Court upheld Canada’s polygamy law after the province launched a constitutional reference case to clarify the law. At the time, the polyamory community was worried it would be targeted if the law was upheld. The constitutionality case was prompted after polygamy charges against two leaders of divided factions of the Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, were thrown out in 2009. The three-day convention, called “Claiming our Right to Love,” included workshops on how to deal with jealousy within a polyamorist relationship, how family laws affect polyamorist households, and how newcomers to existing polyamorist relationships can be treated ethically. Tiffany Sostar, a Calgary-based student activist and panelist, said consensual, non-monogamous relationships have been happening for many years.

An infusion of the dried roasted root is a powerful antioxidant, eliminating toxins from the body, as well as making a delicious healthy coffee substitute. The roots have been used for bronchitis and other upper respiratory infections. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it valuable for the treatment of arthritis and gout. Applied externally, the fresh juice can fight bacteria and help wounds to heal more quickly. The latex contained in the plant sap is used to remove warts and corns. During the Second World War the plants were even grown commercially for latex. A cosmetic skin lotion can also be made out of dandelions to naturally clear the skin of acne and fade freckles. And in scientific studies dandelions have even been proven to reduce obesity! Since it is a powerful medicine you should consult a doctor just to be safe, especially if you are taking any prescriptions. It’s interesting, isn’t it? Without weeds, we might be losing the very thing that could save us. Without weeds, I think there would be more gardens, but fewer gardeners; gardeners being those who are obsessed with tending plants and the soil. I think many of them would lose interest if creating a beautiful and abundant garden wasn’t a challenge. I know there is something wonderfully addictive about standing back to admire a freshly weeded bed that I would miss, as whacked out as that might sound. Shannon McKinnon is a syndicated columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns by visiting www.shannonmckinnon.com

Parenthood carries enormous responsibility “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.” – Michael Levine, American author and motivator

peers. If you’re curious about your child’s level of self-esteem, one of the easiest things you can do is listen — listen when they speak and listen closely to what they say. Children with low self-esteem ofBeliefs are something we accept as ten speak negatively about themselves: true, without question. “I’m stupid,” “I’ll never figure this We live our life around out,” or “What’s the point? them, often without thinkNo-one cares anyway.” ing about them, questioning Behaviourally, they may them or even being aware exhibit a low tolerance for of them. frustration, become disAn estimated 80 per appointed easily, give up cent of our belief system is or refuse to participate in in place by the time we’re family activities. 10 years old and only 10 per Children with low selfcent of us will ever raise our esteem see temporary setawareness and re-examine backs as permanent condithose beliefs. tions. This can place them Lack of awareness of a at risk for stress and both choice is the same as having mental and physical health no choice at all. problems later in life. It was a startling statistic A tremendous amount of MURRAY when I read it years ago and research has been conductit remains so today. ed looking for a correlation FUHRER I discovered it when I bebetween certain types of gan my self-esteem journey physical and emotional disand eventually used the inorders and early childhood sight as Factor Number One programming. in my popular self-help book Hungarian-born CanaExtreme Esteem — The Four Factors. dian physician Gabor Maté, author The more I learn about early pro- of the international best-seller When gramming and the more I coach cli- the Body says No — the cost of hidden ents profoundly impacted by negative stress, believes that many issues inor unhealthy early programming, the cluding disease and mental/emotional more I recognize the enormous respon- disorders can be traced back to patsibility of parenthood. terns established during the formative Patterns of self-esteem start early years. in life. Once we reach adulthood, conIn his book he offers compelling evicepts of self-love, personal value, wor- dence to support this assertion. thiness and deservability become far What can we do to become better more difficult to shift. parents? It has been said that healthy selfWork on our self-esteem and as we esteem is like a child’s armour against learn and grow in our sense of worth the ravages of the world. and self-love, pass it along. We can Children who recognize their also learn to accept responsibility for strengths and challenges and feel good every aspect of our lives — even those about themselves have an easier time issues that originated with our early resolving conflicts and resisting nega- programming. tive influences. The best thing we can do is be a posThese children also tend to smile itive and consistent role model. If we more readily, enjoy life and are gener- are overly harsh on ourselves, negative ally more realistic and confident. or unrealistic about our abilities and In contrast, kids with low self-es- limitations, our children may eventeem find challenges and conflict to tually mirror our behaviour. Nurture be sources of major anxiety and frus- your own self-esteem and they’ll have tration. (And it typically gets worse as a great role model. they grow older.) Barbara Coloroso, an internationChildren who think poorly of them- ally recognized American authority selves tend to focus on problems rath- on parenting, writes, “Encouraging a er than solutions. child means that one or more of the If prone to self-critical thoughts following critical life messages are such as “I’m worthless” or “No matter coming through, either by word or by how hard I try it’s never good enough action: I believe in you, I trust you, I ” or “No one will ever love me,” they know you can handle this, you are lismay become passive, withdrawn or de- tened to, you are cared for and you are pressed — the classic victim mentality. very important to me.” The reverse is also true where chilAs a young parent, I made a lot of dren can become angry, aggressive — mistakes — some of which still affect even bitter and resentful. my children. It seems obvious that the better the Like most of you, I made mistakes self-esteem of the parent or parents, because I was young and inexperithe more likely they are to raise a child enced and because my own self-esteem or children to have a positive sense of was poor. self and a healthier level of self-love. Despite my mistakes, my children It’s interesting to note that many have grown up to be essentially wellissues we consider genetic such as a balanced and productive. bad temper or disagreeable nature are As I began to work on my own selfnot genetic at all but rather learned esteem, I began to sit down with them behaviours. and discuss openly some of the isParents with poor self-esteem and sues originating out of their formative an unhealthy self-image will literally years. and often, unconsciously, teach their Open and honest dialogue has alchildren how to live in a place a fear, lowed me to undo some of the missteps to feel unworthy and thus perpetuate and to reinforce much of the positive. the negative family cycle. My children know that I’m human Yes, this is an overly simplistic rep- with my own faults and foibles but that resentation as there are many vari- I did my best, and that I love each of ables that impact a child’s self-esteem them dearly and, like them, I’m still during the formative years: culture, re- learning, growing and evolving. ligion and especially school relationMurray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert ships and peer pressure. and facilitator. His new book is entitled That acknowledged, children with Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For healthy self-esteem will often traverse more information on self-esteem, check this treacherous landscape more suc- the Extreme Esteem website at www.excessfully than their less empowered tremeesteem.ca.

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Black sticky rice pudding with seasonal fruit for dessert

Cookbook by three Greek sisters captures importance of family, food

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Judith Finlayson professes a love for the taste and texture of rice, whether it’s brown, red or Thai black sticky rice. Though the cookbook author hasn’t been able to duplicate a sweet concoction of mangoes and sticky rice she sampled while travelling in Thailand, this recipe for black sticky rice pudding is one of her favourites and she has included it in her most recent cookbook, The Complete Gluten-Free Whole Grains Cookbook. “It is so easy and so good.” Thai black sticky rice is available in Asian markets. If desired, you can cook the rice in your rice cooker on the brown rice setting. The recipe calls for mangoes, but other fruits like strawberries, kiwifruit or peaches are also tasty.

Three sisters who came to Canada from Greece as children are celebrating their heritage through photos and recipes in a followup to their first awardwinning cookbook. While they put together Three Sisters Back to the Beginning: Timeless Greek Recipes Made Simple (Adelfes Publishing), Betty, Eleni and Samantha Bakopoulos helped fix up their ancestral home in a village on a mountaintop above Kalamata in southern Greece. The sisters spent summers there with their grandparents, and the family decided to renovate the house built in the early 1900s for future generations. “You’re not hooked up to the Internet, you’re playing soccer till midnight, people are taking care of you whether they’re relatives or not,” Eleni said in an interview from Guelph, Ont. “People in those villages will buy kids ice cream just because and treat them like family. So they feel very free there. And just swimming in the ocean and crab hunting in the river and really simple stuff.” Eleni’s cover photograph shows her sons and father walking through the front gate of the house last summer. The cover of the first book, Three Sisters Around the Greek Table, was of Betty’s three daughters. Samantha has been promised that her family, when it comes, will be on the cover of a third book. “We didn’t want to do the typical thing people would expect in a Greek cookbook which was beautiful pictures of Greek islands,” says Eleni. “We really wanted to be about the Greek lifestyle that we knew it to be, how food is connected to family and relationships and friendships and it really brings us all together.” The second book incorporates recipes omitted from the first book due to space (both volumes are self-published). They also included dishes from the Greek islands and the north. The final chapter, Back to the Beginning, includes recipes that are more time-consuming, such as phyllo pastry, sausages with orange and fennel, yogurt and egg noodles. “Women in the south don’t often make their own phyllo, but we were really lucky the summer we were writing the book we had two women visiting from the north and that’s their specialty,” says Betty, who also lives in Guelph. “We got to spend endless days together working on the phyllo. It was such a communal, wonderful event and those recipes all made it into the book.” Betty, 42, did most of the recipes while Eleni, 40, was the photographer and Ottawa-based Samantha, 33, did the graphics, along with some of the recipes. Eleni says many people are unaware the Greek diet relies heavily on vegetables, along with fish, yogurt, nuts, extra virgin olive oil and honey. The palate is fresh and citrusy and a burst of flavour comes from herbs. Meat is eaten only a few times a week.

Black Sticky Rice Pudding This dessert is suitable for those following a vegan food plan. Finlayson likes to make this pudding using piloncillo, unrefined Mexican sugar, which is sold in cones in Latin markets. Use a 125-gram (4-ounce) cone in this recipe. 375 ml (1 ½ cups) water 175 ml (¾ cup) cooked Thai black sticky rice 1 can (400 ml/14 oz) coconut milk 125 ml (½ cup) packed Demerara or other raw cane sugar 2 ml (½ tsp) salt 250 ml (1 cup) sliced strawberries or kiwifruit or chopped peaches or mango 50 ml (¼ cup) toasted shredded sweetened coconut Finely chopped mint (optional) In a bowl, combine water and rice. Set aside to soak for at least 4 hours or overnight. When you’re ready to cook, transfer rice and soaking water to a heavy pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer until rice is tender, 30 to 45 min-

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Black sticky rice pudding topped is creamy, delicious and easy to make. utes. (Don’t lift the lid.) In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Stir in cooked rice and cook, stirring, until thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and chill, if desired.

When you’re ready to serve, top with fruit and garnish with shredded coconut and mint, if using. Makes 6 servings. Source: The Complete GlutenFree Whole Grains Cookbook: 125 Delicious Recipes from Amaranth to Quinoa to Wild Rice by Judith Finlayson (Robert Rose Inc., www. robertrose.ca, 2013).

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Bruins devour Penguins JASON KIDD

KIDD CALLS IT A CAREER The New York Knicks say Jason Kidd has decided to retire from the NBA after 19 seasons. Kidd is one of the greatest point guards in league history but struggled in the playoffs shortly after turning 40. He had two years left on the deal he signed last summer. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals and is second on the career list in assists and steals. He was a 10-time All-Star. His retirement Monday comes two days after fellow 40-year-old Grant Hill, with whom Kidd shared Rookie of the Year honours in 1995, announced his retirement.

Today

● Tennis: Central Alberta high school championship tournament at Red Deer Tennis Club, 9 a.m. start. ● Senior high girls soccer: Eckville at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m.; Notre Dame at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: N.Jensen’s Bandits vs. TNT Athletics, Shooters vs. Stettler, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Central Alberta Threat vs. Snell and Oslund, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief 1. ● Parkland baseball: Rocky Mountain House at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: North Star Sports at Printing Place, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Men’s ball hockey: Ferus Gas Industries vs. Cruisin’ Auto, 7 p.m.; Boston Pizza vs. ATB Bears, 8:15 p.m.; Sharks vs. Trican CMT 9:30 p.m., all games at Dawe; Mariners vs. Gentex Heat, 7 p.m.; Tommy Gun’s vs. JMAA Architecture, 8:15 p.m.; Brewhouse vs. Details Devils, 9:30 p.m., all games at Kinsmen B.

Wednesday

● Senior high boys rugby: Zone championship — Lindsay Thurber vs. Notre Dame, 3 p.m., Titans Park. ● Senior high girls soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Notre Dame, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt West. ● Senior high boys soccer: Innisfail at Alix, 4:15 p.m., Edgar Park. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Okotoks Black at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Men’s ball hockey: Details Devils vs. Brewhouse, 9:30 p.m., Kinsmen B; Trican CMT vs. Sharks, 9:30 p.m., Dawe.

Thursday

● Men’s ball hockey: Gentex Heat vs. JMAA Architecture, 7 p.m.; Mariners vs. Hammerhead Oilfield, 8:15 p.m.; Braves vs. Tommy Gun’s, 9:30 p.m., all games at Kinsmen B; Cruisin’ Auto vs. ATB Bears, 7 p.m.; Ferus Gas Industries vs. Raiders, 8:15 p.m.; Long Ball vs. Boston Pizza, 9:30 p.m., Dawe.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bruins 6 Penguins 1 PITTSBURGH — The Boston Bruins keep talking about fortunate bounces and a dash of luck, insisting the margin between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins is thin. At the moment, it looks like a chasm. Brad Marchand scored twice during a four-goal first period and the Bruins routed the Pittsburgh 6-1 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. “It doesn’t matter what the series is at right now,” Marchand said. “If they get the next one, they’re right back in it. The next one is the one that’s most important.” It’s a phrase the top-seed Penguins repeated after losing Game 1 on Saturday night to fall behind in a series for the first time in the playoffs. The inspired play they needed never materialized. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin were held scoreless for the second straight contest to send the NHL’s highest-scoring team slouching to Boston for Game 3 on Wednesday with its season on the line. “Tonight was terrible, there’s no other way to describe it,” Crosby said. “A loss is a loss. It’s frustrating. You don’t like giving one like that. We really didn’t do a lot of things to give ourselves a chance to win. This one we have to forget pretty quickly.” It won’t be easy. David Krejci, Nathan Horton, Patrice Bergeron and Johnny

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Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand puts a shot behind Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun for a goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, in Pittsburgh on Monday. Boychuk also scored for Boston while Tuukka Rask stopped 26 shots. Pittsburgh’s top-ranked power play went 0 for 2 and the Penguins were never in it after the Bruins scored three times in 17 minutes to chase Tomas Vokoun. Brandon Sutter netted Pittsburgh’s lone goal. Vokoun gave up three first-period goals on 12 shots before being replaced by Marc-Andre Fleury. “We’ve gotten away from our game,” Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma said. “We’ve gotten off our game plan.” The Bruins had more than a little something to do with

it. Pouncing on every mistake — of which there were plenty to choose — Boston buried the Penguins early. Not bad for a team that needed an improbable third-period rally in Game 7 of the first round against Toronto to advance. In the span of three weeks, Boston has morphed from a team hanging by a thread into one capable of bookending the Stanley Cup it won two years ago. “Winning that Toronto series created some momentum from that,” Bruins forward Milan Lucic said. “We’ve been able to keep riding that momentum. We

need to keep pushing harder.” Another nudge or two would almost certainly send the Penguins toppling over. Pittsburgh blamed its choppy play in the opener, including a rare fight by Malkin, on an eight-day layoff, stressing there was no need to panic. Might be time to start now. The last 16 teams to go up 2-0 in the conference finals have advanced to the Cup finals. The Penguins managed to escape a 2-0 hole against the Bruins in 1991 on their way to the franchise’s first championship.

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Heat down Pacers for trip back to finals BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Heat 99 Pacers 76 MIAMI — Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded in a manner befitting defending champions — with a blowout. LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, ailing Dwyane Wade matched his post-season high with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Indiana Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference series on Monday night. In the NBA Finals for the third straight year, the Heat will play the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 on Thursday in Miami. “They’re just an amazing group of guys,” Heat managing general partner Micky Arison said after handing the East trophy to Chris Andersen. “They’ve given us an incredible season so far, but it’s a long way from over.” It could have ended on Monday, of course. The Heat had alternated wins and losses with the Pacers in the first six games of the series, and were coming off their worst offensive outing of the year in Game 6. They responded with a rout, despite shooting just under 40 per cent, well below their norm. “By any means necessary ... we took care of business,” James said. Miami led by as many as 28 points, a shocking amount for a series that had an aggregate score of Heat 569, Pacers 564 entering Monday night. The Heat actually trailed by six in the early going, were still down 21-19 after the first quarter and it was

starting to look like it was starting to look like one of those down-to-the-wire nights. Not even close. “You never want to take anything for granted,” Wade said. “Being here three straight years in a row, going back to the finals, is an amazing feat. I’m just glad we were able to do it. Everything that happened in the first six games didn’t mean anything to us. It was about tonight. It was about Game 7. It was about finding a way to win here at home.” James exited with 5:08 left, shaking retired soccer star David Beckham’s hand as he made his way to the Heat bench for a relatively subdued celebration. Not long afterward, security personnel started what’s become a familiar task in Miami — surrounding the court and stretching out a yellow rope, preparing to hold people at bay for the looming on-court trophy presentation. More than a few people didn’t stick around to see the East title formally presented. After all, it’s an all-or-nothing season for the Heat — and this trophy isn’t the one that will satisfy them. Ray Allen added 10 points for Miami, which earned its 78th victory of the season, matching the 11th-best, single-season total in NBA history. “It’s just a privilege to be with this great team, great teammates, and we have another opportunity to go back to where we are,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said. “You never really want to get it out of the way too much. Game 7’s don’t happen too often. We enjoyed it and now we have to move on.”

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade dunks against the Indiana Pacers during Game 7 in their NBA Eastern Conference finals playoff series, Monday in Miami.

Vertical management important for clean contact Keep your head down. You true in some cases) can be very are lifting your head. Keep your damaging to the golfer it is beeyes on the ball. ing used on. For example, if a If you have played a little golfer is in fact lifting his/her or a lot of golf I can guarantee head (this happens primarily that you have heard all three in the backswing) then he/she of these phrases — will generally make catch phrases that inconsistent contact describe and to some with the ball. Incondegree explain what sistent contact with you need to do to enthe ball can cause sure that you hit the many different regolf ball with consissults such as a loss tency. of distance, topping It is true that or thinning the ball, in many cases golfpoor direction etc. ers tend to lift their The bottom line is head. This is what that lifting your head the golf instructors will cause poor conrefer to as vertical tact therefore create SCOTT management. It is frustration. BERGDAHL extremely important Golfers being the INSTRUCTION insightful, caring and that you maintain the height that you helpful people that started with until afthey are will tend to ter you have made contact with offer assistance in any way that the ball. Once contact has been they can. This assistance genermade the momentum that you ally comes with an overview of have created will pull you up what they notice you are doing to your natural height (if you wrong during the swing. In most swing in a relaxed fashion) into cases (based on feedback by my your finish position. students) this offering comes in The truth of the matter is that the form of “you are lifting your those catch phrases that golf- head”! ers tend to throw out (although The natural tendency of all

golfers when they are told that they are lifting their head is to ensure that their head does not lift. Therefore, when they set up to their ball they naturally tilt their head down attempting to ensure their head does not lift. Tilting your head down at the address position seems logical as starting with your head down will ensure that it does not lift throughout the swing. Although in theory correct, setting up in this position will actually cause you to lift your head. The problem with this is when you start with your head down at the address position you lose the clearance or space between your chin and your chest. This is important as you need space under your chin for your right shoulder (for left-handed golfers, opposite it true for right-handed golfers) to make a full shoulder turn into your backswing. If you have no space for your shoulder to move under your chin in the backswing then you will lift (raising your head). In many cases, if you lift your head, your eyes tend to lose sight of the ball. The end result of keeping your head down will

be even more inconsistent contact. therefore possibly causing you more frustration than before. In previous articles, I have discussed the swing motion in both the backswing and the downswing. When talking about the swing motion, I am referring to the function of the body. The fact is that the body simply rotates in the back and through swing. It is true that there has to be weight transfer to your back foot and then your front foot during the swing, but it is how you transfer this weight that determines whether you move laterally or rotationally. The bottom line is that the function of your hips during the golf swing is to rotate. If your hips do not rotate during the backswing then you cause a swing flaw that is called a hip sway (the lateral motion of your hips). If your hips do not rotate in the downswing then you cause a swing flaw that is called the hip slide (a lateral motion of your leading hip towards the target).

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Basketball Bruins 6 at Penguins 1 First Period 1. Boston, Marchand 3, 0:28 2. Boston, Horton 7 (Krug) 14:37 3. Boston, Krejci 8 (Horton, Lucic) 16:31 4. Pittsburgh, Sutter 2 (Cooke, Martin) 19:26 5. Boston, Marchand 4 (Bergeron, Jagr) 19:51 Penalty — Orpik Pgh (elbowing) 12:30. Second Period No Scoring Penalty — Marchand Bos (tripping) 11:54. Third Period 6. Boston, Bergeron 4 (Jagr, Boychuk) 0:27 7. Boston, Boychuk 5 (Thornton, Campbell) 18:36 Penalties — Lucic Bos (interference) 7:33, Lucic Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct), Engelland Pgh (unsportsmanlike conduct) 10:04. Shots on goal Boston 13 5 11 — 29 Pittsburgh 6 7 14 — 27 Goal (shots-saves) — Boston: Rask (W,10-4-0); Pittsburgh: Vokoun (L,6-3-0)(12-9), Fleury (16:31 first)(17-14). Power plays (goals-chances) — Boston: 0-1; Pittsburgh: 0-2. Attendance — 18,619 (18,387).

EASTERN CONFERENCE Pittsburgh (1) vs. Boston (4) (Boston leads series 2-0) Monday’s result Boston 6 Pittsburgh 1 Saturday’s result Boston 3 Pittsburgh 0 Wednesday’s game Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. Friday’s game Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jun. 9 x-Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jun. 11 x-Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jun. 12 x-Boston at Pittsburgh, TBA WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago (1) vs. Los Angeles (5) (Chicago leads series 2-0) Sunday’s result Chicago 4 Los Angeles 2 Saturday’s result Chicago 2 Los Angeles 1 Tuesday’s game Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Thursday’s game Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jun. 8 x-Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Monday, Jun. 10 x-Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

National Hockey League Playoff Leaders Through Jun. 3 G A Krejci, Bos 8 12 Horton, Bos 7 10 Malkin, Pgh 4 12 Letang, Pgh 3 13

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Crosby, Pgh Sharp, Chi Hossa, Chi Iginla, Pgh Pavelski, SJ Zetterberg, Det Lucic, Bos Brassard, NYR Couture, SJ Marchand, Bos Chara, Bos Dupuis, Pgh Neal, Pgh Alfredsson, Ott Cleary, Det Kane, Chi P.Martin, Pgh M.Richards, LA J.Thornton, SJ Keith, Chi Carter, LA Turris, Ott Brunner, Det Bergeron, Bos Kunitz, Pgh Voynov, LA Datsyuk, Det Bickell, Chi D.Boyle, LA Handzus, Chi Karlsson, Ott Williams, LA Shaw, Chi Campbell, Bos Kopitar, LA van Riemsdyk, Tor Condra, Ott Toews, Chi

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Baseball Boston Baltimore New York Tampa Bay Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 35 23 .603 32 25 .561 32 25 .561 31 25 .554 24 33 .421

GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 3 10 1/2

Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct 30 25 .545 30 27 .526 25 29 .463 24 31 .436 23 31 .426

GB — 1 4 1/2 6 6 1/2

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 35 21 .625 35 24 .593 25 33 .439 25 33 .431 21 37 .351

GB — 1 1/2 9 1/2 11 14 1/2

Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 11, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 4, Detroit 2 Minnesota 10, Seattle 0 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 Houston 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Boston 3, N.Y. Yankees 0, 6 innings Toronto 7, San Diego 4, 11 innings Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Cleveland 4 Oakland 10, Milwaukee 2 Houston 2, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Tuesday’s Games

Cleveland (Kazmir 3-2) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 3-3), 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 8-0) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 5-5), 5:08 p.m. Texas (Grimm 5-3) at Boston (Dempster 2-6), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 4-2) at Houston (Harrell 4-6), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 1-1) at Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-4) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-6), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 5-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 6-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 6-4), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-5), 8:15 p.m.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 35 22 .614 28 29 .491 28 30 .483 22 32 .407 16 42 .276

GB — 7 7 1/2 11 1/2 19 1/2

St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 38 19 .667 36 22 .621 35 23 .603 23 32 .418 21 35 .375

GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 14 16 1/2

West Division W L Pct 32 25 .561 30 27 .526 30 28 .517 26 31 .456

GB — 2 2 1/2 6

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Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL MLB—Suspended St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina for one-game for making contact with umpire Mike Everitt on Sunday. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Reinstated INF Gordon Beckham from the 15-day DL. Designated INF Tyler Greene for assignment. DETROIT TIGERS—Designated OF Quintin Berry for assignment. MINNESOTA TWINS—Designated LHP Tyler Robertson for assignment. Selected the contract of OF Clete Thomas from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Reinstated LHP Andy Pettitte from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Brennan Boesch to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Optioned RHP Mickey Storey to Buffalo (IL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Traded 3B Juan Francisco to Milwaukee for LHP Tom Keeling, and assigned Keeling to Mississippi (SL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Recalled OF Yasiel Puig from Chattanooga (SL). MIAMI MARLINS—Designated LHP Wade LeBlanc for assignment. Optioned OF Jordan

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Sunday’s Games Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4, 11 innings Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 5 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 San Francisco 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Toronto 7, San Diego 4, 11 innings Monday’s Games Philadelphia 7, Miami 2 Cincinnati 3, Colorado 0 Atlanta 7, Pittsburgh 2 Oakland 10, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 7, Arizona 1 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 1 Tuesday’s Games Miami (Nolasco 3-6) at Philadelphia (Pettibone 3-1), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-5) at Washington (Zimmermann 8-3), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-2) at Cincinnati (H.Bailey 3-4), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 5-1) at Atlanta (Minor 7-2), 5:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 5-4) at Milwaukee (Lohse 1-6), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Skaggs 1-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 0-0), 6:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Feldman 5-4) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-1), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-2), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-1) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-5), 8:15 p.m. Red Deer Senior Men’s Lacombe Stone & Granite 5 Printing Place 4

GIRLS’ SOFTBALL Brown to New Orleans (PCL). Reinstated 1B Casey Kotchman from the 60-day DL. Recalled LHP Edgar Olmos from Jacksonville (SL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Activated OF Michael Young from the bereavement list. Sent INF Michael Martinez to Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP Jared Hughes from Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Reid from Indianapolis. Placed RHP Jeanmar Gomez on the 15-day DL and RHP Phil Irwin on the 60-day DL. Optioned OF Alex Presley to Indianapolis. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed WR Taylor Renaud. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Agreed to terms with G Antti Raanta on a one-year contract. DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned D Danny DeKeyser to Grand Rapids (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS—Announced they will not renew the contract of goaltender coach Pierre Groulx.

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BRUINS: Took advantage These days Mario Lemieux is relegated to watching from the owner’s box. At the moment, the view isn’t pretty. Marchand took advantage of a sloppy play by Crosby to give Boston the lead just 28 seconds into the game. Crosby attempted to flip a bouncing puck back into Boston’s zone. Marchand casually flipped it out of the air, then streaked in on Vokoun before putting a wrist shot over Vokoun’s glove. The Bruins — and Marchand — were just getting started. Boston poured in two more goals to rattle the Stanley Cup favourites and end Vokoun’s run through the post-season. Not that Vokoun had much help from the guys in front of him. Kris Letang failed to clear the puck at the end of a Boston power play and Torey Krug kept it in and fired a slap shot at the net. Neither Vokoun, Letang or Paul Martin could grab it and Horton reached down and tapped it in between a sea of sticks to make it 2-0. Krejci’s eighth goal of the post-season pushed it to 3-0, though his shot was the easy part. Jaromir Jagr and Bergeron took care of the hard part, dismantling Pittsburgh’s defence with a series of slick passes that left the NHL’s leading playoff scorer all by his lonesome in front of the Pittsburgh

The Red Deer Don’s Oilfield Rage Peewee C Black settled for runner-up honours in a Red Deer under-14 girls softball tournament during the weekend. The Rage were set to take on the Coronation Steelers in the final when excessive rain cancelled the game and the Steelers were granted the championship on points. Don’s Oilfield opened the tournament with an 11-7 win over the Red Deer Rage White, then lost 18-7 to Coronation before defeating Cochrane 14-12.

net. “We were playing catch-up right from the start,” Crosby said. “It’s not a good feeling.”

HEAT: Celebration Roy Hibbert scored 18 points for the Pacers, who got 14 from David West, 13 from George Hill and 10 from Lance Stephenson. All-Star Paul George was held to seven points on 2-for-9 shooting and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. George was the last Indiana player on the floor as Miami prepped for its postgame celebration, shaking any hand he could find before being walked toward the visiting locker room by Pacers coach Frank Vogel, who slung an arm over his star’s shoulder. His time will likely come — someday. Not yet, though. Not with this Miami team built for titles. It’s the fourth trip to the finals for the Heat, who won the title in 2006 and have now been there all three years of the “Big Three” era, falling to Dallas in 2011 and then topping Oklahoma City in five games last year. “The great thing is we’re a young team and we are past the building stage,” George said. “This is really our first year tasting success. The rate we are going, we see championships soon.” They’re getting closer. A secondround loss to Miami in six games last year was followed by a seven-game, conference-finals exit this time around.

NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 4, Indiana 3 Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24: Indiana 97, Miami 93 Sunday, May 26: Miami 114, Indiana 96 Tuesday, May 28: Indiana 99, Miami 92 Thursday, May 30: Miami 90, Indiana 79 Saturday, June 1: Indiana 91, Miami 77 Monday, June 3: Miami 99,Indiana 76 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Memphis 0

Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Saturday, May 25: San Antonio 104, Memphis 93, OT Monday, May 27: San Antonio 93, Memphis 86 NBA FINALS Miami vs. San Antonio Thursday, June 6: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 9: San Antonio at Miami, 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11: Miami at San Antonio 7 p.m. Thursday, June 13: Miami at San Antonio, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, June 16: Miami at San Antonio, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 18: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m. x-Thursday, June 20: San Antonio at Miami, 7 p.m.

Golf World Golf Ranking Through June 2 1. Tiger Woods 2. Rory McIlroy 3. Adam Scott 4. Matt Kuchar 5. Justin Rose 6. Brandt Snedeker 7. Luke Donald 8. Graeme McDowell 9. Louis Oosthuizen 10. Phil Mickelson 11. Lee Westwood 12. Steve Stricker 13. Keegan Bradley 14. Sergio Garcia 15. Charl Schwartzel 16. Ian Poulter 17. Bubba Watson 18. Webb Simpson 19. Dustin Johnson 20. Jason Dufner 21. Ernie Els 22. Hunter Mahan 23. Peter Hanson 24. Nick Watney 25. Jason Day 26. Matteo Manassero 27. Bo Van Pelt 28. Jim Furyk 29. Bill Haas 30. Zach Johnson

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PGA FedExCup Leaders Chart Through June 2 YTD Top Last Week Rank Name Points Wins 10’s Finish Chnge 1. Tiger Woods 2,345 4 5 T65 2. Matt Kuchar 1,922 2 6 1 +1 3. Brandt Snedeker 1,474 1 6 CUT -1 4. Kevin Streelman 1,234 1 5 CUT 5. Billy Horschel 1,231 1 5 T41 6. Boo Weekley 1,114 1 4 DNP 7. Phil Mickelson 1,003 1 3 DNP 8. Keegan Bradley 994 6 T50 +1 9. D.A. Points 985 1 2 CUT -1 10. Adam Scott 977 1 3 T13 11. Charles Howell III 911 5 T21 12. Russell Henley 895 1 3 T6 +6 13. Webb Simpson 854 3 CUT -1 14. Hunter Mahan 839 2 T16 +5 15. Graeme McDowell 838 1 4 DNP -2 16. Jason Day 831 4 T41 +1 17. Steve Stricker 827 3 DNP -3 18. Jimmy Walker 812 4 73 -3 19. Dustin Johnson 810 1 2 CUT -3 20. Sang-Moon Bae 770 1 2 CUT 21. Bill Haas 755 6 T4 +6 22. Chris Kirk 745 2 CUT -1 23. Michael Thompson733 1 3 T8 +2 24. John Merrick 703 1 1 DNP -2 25. Martin Laird 703 1 2 T53 -2 26. Justin Rose 701 4 T8 +2 27. Brian Gay 684 1 1 DNP -3 28. Charl Schwartzel 662 4 T8 +8 29. David Lynn 652 2 DNP -3 30. Josh Teater 637 3 T57 -1 31. Scott Piercy 632 3 T16 +6 32. Tim Clark 623 3 DNP -2 33. Rory McIlroy 622 4 T57 -2 34. David Lingmerth 612 2 T57 35. Brendon de Jonge 606 3 CUT -3 36. Freddie Jacobson 601 3 DNP -3 37. Kyle Stanley 601 3 3 +23 38. Angel Cabrera 589 1 DNP -3 39. Kevin Chappell 587 3 2 +61 40. Henrik Stenson 582 3 T41 LPGA Money Leaders Through June 2 1. Inbee Park 2. Stacy Lewis 3. Suzann Pettersen 4. Beatriz Recari 5. Karrie Webb 6. Cristie Kerr 7. I.K. Kim 8. So Yeon Ryu 9. Lizette Salas 10. Jiyai Shin 11. Na Yeon Choi 12. Jessica Korda 13. Paula Creamer 14. Ilhee Lee 15. Pornanong Phatlum 16. Anna Nordqvist 17. Shanshan Feng 18. Caroline Hedwall 19. Jennifer Johnson 20. Hee Young Park

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Money $884,327 $726,651 $641,069 $506,953 $481,123 $423,843 $411,552 $408,221 $393,236 $375,599 $353,282 $325,961 $313,116 $309,645 $295,016 $294,112 $283,625 $276,542 $267,953 $267,550

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21. Ai Miyazato 22. Yani Tseng 23. Giulia Sergas 24. Angela Stanford 25. Carlota Ciganda 26. Gerina Piller 27. Karine Icher 28. Chella Choi 29. Moriya Jutanugarn 30. Mo Martin

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$262,038 $241,123 $231,190 $227,504 $192,212 $190,327 $189,655 $178,141 $173,381 $171,771

Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup Leaders Through June 2 Points Money 1. Bernhard Langer 928 $1,025,079 2. Koki Idoki 756 $378,000 3. David Frost 676 $706,825 4. Jay Haas 656 $543,988 5. Kenny Perry 617 $477,250 6. John Cook 505 $577,237 7. Mark O’Meara 504 $464,395 8. Tom Pernice Jr. 488 $546,787 9. Rocco Mediate 461 $532,050 10. Esteban Toledo 444 $503,379 11. Gene Sauers 362 $432,612 12. Michael Allen 341 $466,058 13. Jeff Sluman 326 $414,452 14. Fred Couples 323 $352,492 15. Russ Cochran 287 $280,078 16. Tom Lehman 272 $322,685 17. Mike Goodes 267 $346,775 18. Kirk Triplett 264 $267,442 18. Duffy Waldorf 264 $258,640 20. Fred Funk 238 $378,925 21. Mark Calcavecchia 232 $252,708 22. Brad Faxon 230 $292,821 23. Peter Senior 226 $336,688 24. Jim Rutledge 164 $189,590 25. Kiyoshi Murota 160 $80,000 26. Chien Soon Lu 144 $255,412 27. Corey Pavin 142 $194,539 28. Jay Don Blake 141 $308,953 29. Tom Watson 140 $199,349 30. Steve Elkington 130 $222,290 31. Rod Spittle 120 $104,978 32. Larry Mize 102 $141,028 33. Loren Roberts 96 $158,593 34. Tom Kite 92 $140,527 35. Dan Forsman 90 $206,639 36. John Huston 82 $112,868 37. Barry Lane 68 $87,390 38. Hal Sutton 57 $126,336 38. Brad Bryant 57 $97,693 38. Tom Purtzer 57 $91,736 38. Craig Stadler 57 $89,005 38. Andy North 57 $60,905 Webcom Money Leaders Through June 2 Trn 1. Michael Putnam 10 2. Edward Loar 8 3. Benjamin Alvarado 7 4. Tim Wilkinson 7 5. Will Wilcox 8 6. Kevin Kisner 9 7. Brendon Todd 5 8. Patrick Cantlay 6 9. Kevin Foley 9 10. Mark Anderson 8 11. Brice Garnett 9 12. Alex Aragon 9 13. Jim Renner 9 14. Mathew Goggin 9 15. Wes Roach 7 16. Whee Kim 10 17. Byron Smith 9 18. Alexandre Rocha 8 19. D.J. Brigman 9 20. Dawie van der Walt 6 21. Danny Lee 10 22. Tom Hoge 6 23. Miguel Angel Carball 10 24. Ben Martin 10 25. Chesson Hadley 9 26. Shane Bertsch 9 27. Bhavik Patel 9 28. Morgan Hoffmann 4 29. Scott Brown 2 30. Alex Prugh 8 31. Scott Dunlap 9 32. Daniel Chopra 8 33. Tyrone Van Aswegen 10 34. Roland Thatcher 9 35. Ryan Spears 8 36. Nick Flanagan 9 37. Nick Rousey 6 38. Troy Merritt 8 39. Russell Knox 7 40. Jordan Spieth 2

Money $246,234 $221,358 $155,534 $151,356 $150,589 $144,370 $143,528 $135,105 $132,068 $127,557 $127,087 $127,048 $120,440 $113,678 $103,526 $97,049 $95,276 $94,323 $86,866 $81,754 $80,653 $74,864 $72,877 $72,805 $72,484 $68,216 $63,549 $63,120 $61,888 $60,115 $58,641 $58,410 $57,772 $56,437 $54,140 $53,887 $52,616 $50,631 $50,536 $50,150

formal training or not, if you are not getting the results that you desire then it may be time to consult your local golf professional for assistance. Your teaching professional is trained to develop your golf swing so that your body works as efficiently as possible. We are also trained to determine your body’s limitations to specific physical movements. If your body does not move in a specific way it is up to your teaching professional to determine whether it is knowledge, practice or a physical limitation that will not allow you to make the efficient movement required to send the ball in the correct direction. If you have the desire to play better golf and would like to get more out of your game then be sure to consult your local CPGA golf professional. Play well and have a great week on the Links. Scott Bergdahl is the head professional at Lakewood Golf Resort

Lateral movement rather than rotational movement of the hips in the downswing will also cause what is referred too as ‘early extension’. Early extension is essentially the straightening of the back in the downswing or is often referred to as ‘lifting your head’. This happens when the hips do not rotate in the downswing and therefore moves towards the ball. This creates all sorts of contact issues but the end result will be inconsistent contact with a loss of power and direction. There are many reasons why early extension may happen. Assessing the swing flaw is the first step, understanding the cause of the swing flaw is how we go about repairing it and ultimately ensuring your body rotates properly though impact. In some cases it may simply be knowledge or a lack thereof. Many golfers pick up the golf clubs and begin swinging the best way they know how. We tend to simulate a motion that we see on television or by watching our friends and family. Regardless • Roulette of whether you have had

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The Lindsay Thurber Raiders captured the Central Alberta high school senior girls rugby championship Monday at Titans Park with a 14-12 win over the Notre Dame Cougars. The Raiders will compete in the provincial finals this weekend in Lethbridge. Katlin Kyle, with two tries, and Michelle Roth, with a convert, accounted for the Cougars scoring. The Central Alberta senior boys final between Lindsay Thurber and Notre Dame is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Titans Park.

The Red Deer Carstar Braves finished with a 2-1 record in the midget AAA division of the Doc Plotsky baseball tournament at Sherwood Park during the weekend. The Braves opened with a 17-8 loss to the Calgary Cubs as starter Mac Guckert and Brenden Baker shared mound duties. From there, the Braves defeated Fort McMurray 7-5 and got past the Sherwood Park Athletics 6-4. Taran Oulton, who started, and Jayden Hutlet shared pitching duties against Fort McMurray, and starter Dylan Borman and Ty Wagar were the Carstar pitchers versus the Athletics.

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Federkeil returns to football with Stamps SUPER BOWL WINNER AND ALBERTA PRODUCT COMES BACK AFTER BEING SIDELINED SINCE 2009 WITH CONCUSSION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — When concussion symptoms forced Dan Federkeil to retire from the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts in 2009, he was sure his football career was over. The offensive lineman from Medicine Hat, returned to Calgary where he’d starred for five seasons with the University of Calgary Dinos. Federkeil was able to complete his economics degree as his headaches waned. His desire to return to the football field aligned with the Calgary Stampeders’ acquisition of Federkeil’s CFL rights from the Toronto Argonauts this year. Federkeil reported to Calgary’s rookie camp and is now auditioning for a job at left tackle at main camp. “I think one of the main problems was how I went out,” Federkeil said Monday at McMahon Stadium. “It wasn’t on my terms. It’s just not a good way to go out, having an injury and knowing you have the potential for more and it’s just done.” Federkeil played 28 regular-season games, started three and also started in a wild-card playoff game in 2009 during his four seasons with the Colts. The Medicine Hat High School product earned a Super Bowl ring in 2007. He’d played on the Dinos defensive line and in 2005 was a finalist for the J.P. Metras Trophy that goes to the top lineman in Canadian university football.

Federkeil was drafted in the first round by the Argos in 2006, but signed with the Colts as a free agent that year and switched to the offensive line. Federkeil had suffered a concussion during his university career and then experienced a couple more with the Colts when he was on the field for kickoff returns. Debilitating headaches forced him out of the game. “At that point, with the symptoms I was having, the decision was fairly easy from a physical point of view,” he said. Federkeil says it was 14 months before he could return to the gym, but he’s been symptom free for two years. He consulted a doctor this year about a return to professional football and was given the all-clear. “The main thing with concussions is you have to be honest with yourself,” he said. “I’ve known some guys who have come back before they’re symptom-free and those are the guys who usually get reinjured right away. “The biggest concern was definitely re-injuring, or if I’d actually healed up even though I felt good. All it takes is one hit. So far it’s been good. There’s been no side effects. Nothing to worry about right now.” Federkeil played right tackle for the Colts, but is lining up on the left side at Stampeder camp. The 29-year-old is a physical specimen at six foot six and a muscular 300 pounds. “He’s a big man. He doesn’t

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Calgary Stampeders’ Dan Federkeil prepares for a drill during the first day of training camp in Calgary, Sunday. look like he weighs 300 pounds,” offensive line coach Mike Gibson observed. “He’s got long arms. He knows how to bend his knees. He’s a talented individual. “You can tell he’s played in the NFL. He’s well-coached.” Upon learning of Federkeil’s wish to play football again, Calgary traded non-import linebacker Akwasi Antwi to Toronto for his rights in April. That transaction was necessary for Federkeil’s comeback. He and his wife Shannon have a five-month old daughter. “The Stampeders were real-

ly the only choice,” Federkeil said. “I just had a little girl. I wasn’t about to leave town and leave them behind. I doubt I would have went somewhere and took them with me. It wasn’t really feasible.” Federkeil signed a threeyear contract with Calgary. He believes he can manage the risk of further concussions. “Playing offensive line, I think the risk level is low,” he said. “I’ve never had any concussion symptoms playing offensive line. I’ve had some playing defensive line. The last two major concussions were both on kickoff returns, so you

will never see me on kickoff return.” Federkeil admits it hasn’t been easy shaking off the rust of three years without a practice or game. “I’d like to get back to where I was before just in terms of execution,” he said. “I really think the biggest thing right now is I need to get to the point where the game slows down. I know some guys have said I move good, I move quick, but mentally things are still happening fast for me. “When I get to the point where I can see stuff and it slows down, then it makes it a lot more fun.”

NHL competition committee Foley looking to help another meeting to focus on visor use team win Grey Cup at home THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Almost three months after New York Rangers defenceman Marc Staal suffered a career-threatening eye injury, mandatory visor use will take centre stage at Tuesday’s NHL competition committee meeting. Hybrid icing and goaltending equipment are also on the agenda while fighting is not expected to be discussed. A hot topic well before Staal took a puck in the eye, mandating all NHL players to wear visors is something the league office has supported for years. The NHL Players’ Association educates its members on visors but has considered it a matter of individual choice. That could change based on an internal NHLPA survey taken late this season. The union asked its members to weigh in on making visors mandatory for all players — those entering the league and grandfathering in current ones — or keeping it a choice for everyone. According to the NHLPA, approximately 73 per cent of players wore visors during the 2013 season, up from a Hockey News estimate of 28 per cent in 2001-02. “My feeling is that I’d like to see them be grandfathered in,” said Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Hol-

land, who will be one of the NHL’s team officials in the meeting. “The players basically wear visors almost at every league other than the NHL. I certainly understand players that have been playing without them and it’s their way to make a living. In the middle and later in their careers they don’t want to change, but if you grandfather them in, you could slowly through time have all our players wearing visors.” General managers voted in March to approve the implementation of hybrid icing, which was used experimentally in the American Hockey League during the NHL lockout. Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Joni Pitkanen suffered a broken heel bone on an icing touch-up in April, prompting more discussion about changing the long-standing rule. “To me safety’s No. 1,” said Holland, a proponent of hybrid icing. “Every so often we have an injury that’s strictly related to racing for an icing call that a player has either a career-ending injury or a seasonending injury. Why do we want to have somebody get hurt on a race for an icing?” Under the hybrid icing rule, players race to an imaginary line across the faceoff dots instead of the goal-line. Players have expressed mixed senti-

ments about hybrid icing, given that it is designed to prevent serious injuries but also involves making it a judgment call for linesmen. GMs also recommended shrinking goaltending equipment, specifically leg and knee padding. Holland said the key is making sure “the goalies can do their job and the shooters can do their job” without sacrificing safety. A two-thirds vote of the competition committee is needed to pass any changes on to the NHL’s board of governors and NHLPA’s executive committee. Ron Hainsey of the Winnipeg Jets, Cory Schneider of the Vancouver Canucks, Michael Cammalleri of the Calgary Flames and David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues will represent the NHLPA. Mathieu Schneider, a former NHL defenceman and special assistant to NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr, will chair the meeting as a non-voting member. General managers Steve Yzerman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and David Poile of the Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle and Philadelphia Flyers chairman Ed Snider will represent the NHL with Holland. Referee Don van Massenhoven will act as an observer.

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SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Once again, Ricky Foley is chasing a hometown Grey Cup. The eight-year veteran defensive end is preparing for his first season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders some five months before Regina hosts the 2013 CFL championship game. Foley is very familiar with the challenges associated with winning the trophy at home, accomplishing the feat last year with the Toronto Argonauts. Toronto became the second straight CFL team to win the title as the host city after B.C. did so in 2011. The historic 100th Grey Cup was also special for Foley because family members from nearby Courtice, Ont., were on hand at Rogers Centre. He was named the game’s top Canadian. “It’s really tough to beat because it was the 100th Grey Cup, there won’t be another 100th Grey Cup, it was in my hometown with the hometown team and my family and friends were all there,” Foley said Monday from the Riders’ camp in Saskatoon. “And while I’m not looking in the past and this is a new chapter, the best thing I could do is add to it and win the Cup here. “That would be on par, for sure.” Riders GM Brendan Taman has been busy this off-season, adding free agents Foley, linebacker Renauld Williams, defensive back Dwight Anderson and most recently defensive lineman John Chick. Taman has also acquired kicker Brody McKnight and hired former Hamilton coach George Cortez as offensive co-ordinator. But Taman’s biggest move was landing slotback Geroy Simon from B.C. The 14-year veteran, already the league’s all-time receiving yards leader, needs just 29 catches to break Ben Cahoon’s career mark of 1,017. Hamstring issues limited Simon, 37, to just 54 catches for 700 yards and two TDs last season, the first time in 10 years he didn’t crack the 1,000-yard plateau. A healthy Simon would certainly complement a solid receiving corps led by veteran slotback Weston Dressler, who had career highs of 94 catches, 1,206 yards and 13 TDs in 2012. But Foley, currently nursing an in-

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Lalor break record at track meet Kelsey Lalor of Lindsay Thurber broke a Central Alberta Grade 9 track meet record in the javelin while winning the girls aggregate title Monday. Lalor, who captured the aggregate crown with 32 points, recorded a distance of 29.98 metres in the javelin event, breaking the old mark of 28.15m set by Cheleste Burnham of Lacombe in 2006. Rachel Hyink of Bentley was second in the girls aggregate race with 30 points. Jill Stewart of Hunting Hills and Abbey Martin of Lindsay Thurber shared third place with 27 points apiece. Ben Pasiuk and Jeremiah Huo of Lindsay Thurber shared the boys aggregate title with 27 points each, while Matthew Brischuk of St. Pat’s was third with 22 points. Eric Lutz of Hunting Hills set a new

record in the boys 800m with a time of 2.08.44. The previous record of 2.10.81 was established by Jason Helfrich of Eastview in 1983. Lindsay Thurber won both the girls and boys aggregate team titles with 152 and 114 points, respectively. Hunting Hills and Bentley finished second and third in the girls team race with 70 and 54 points, while Hunting Hills and St. Pat’s were second and third in the boys division with 82 and 73 points. Lindsay Thurber also took the 3J aggregate team crown with 262 points, followed by Hunting Hills with 147 and St. Pat’s with 107.5. The 2J team aggregate title went to Bentley, with 64 points. St. Marguerites was runner-up with 23.

jured right oblique muscle, says talk now about Saskatchewan winning the Grey Cup is just that — talk. “There’s definitely a sense of excitement around here with all the additions that have been made,” Foley said. “As a veteran, I know you don’t win the Grey Cup on paper and every team made moves in the off-season to put themselves in a position to win it. “But I think it’s known around the league what this team has done, the guys they’ve brought in and what they’re trying to do and they’re making that push for the hometown Cup.” Saskatchewan finished third in the West Division last season with an 8-10 record before dropping a 36-30 decision to Calgary in the conference semifinal. Defensively, the Riders were second overall in fewest points and yards allowed before the off-season addition of veterans Foley, Chick, Williams and Anderson. The six-foot-three, 258-pound Foley is chasing a third Grey Cup, earning his first with B.C. in 2006. Foley had a career-best 12 sacks with the Lions in ’09 when he was named the CFL’s top Canadian. Over three seasons in Toronto, Foley recorded a combined 10 sacks. Last year, he had 35 tackles and three sacks before adding four tackles and a sack in the Grey Cup. But in Toronto defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones’s scheme, Foley did more than just rush the passer. He was also required to sometimes drop back into pass coverage like an outside linebacker. “It ended up working and we won the Grey Cup so you can’t argue with what we were asked to do,” Foley said. “But at times it got frustrating because you felt you weren’t playing as well at linebacker as you were at defensive end. “I’m coming here to do what I do best and that’s get after the quarterback and be on the line of scrimmage. That’s not to say I won’t be dropping back into coverage if it’s the gameplan for that week because there will be wrinkles in like that. But I think it’s going to be significantly different to what I did last year.”

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Affirming Ministry response positive STROLL FOR LIVER The Canadian Liver Foundation is inviting people to exercise and raise money for liver research and education by taking part in Stroll for Liver at Bower Ponds on June 15. Participants can either walk a 2.5- or fivekm route around the ponds. Registration is at 11 a.m. and the walk starts at 1:15 p.m. Before the walk, there will be a barbecue, music and entertainment. Money raised will also go towards developing treatments for liver disease. For more information, call 1-888557-5516 or visit www. strollforliver.ca.

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF More than six months after St. Andrew’s United Church in Lacombe publicly announced its openness to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, not much has changed. It became the first United Church in Central Alberta and the first rural Alberta church to become an Affirming Ministry, one that supports and accepts all sexual orientations and performs same-gender weddings. The Affirming Ministry program started in 1992 and in 2006, the United

Church of Canada officially endorsed it and encouraged ministries to participate. Rev. Ross Smillie said the reaction to this decision has been quiet, which is a positive sign. “We have received a lot of positive response from people,” said Smillie. “There is a number of people in the community who have said they really admire what we did.” Even some junior high students dropped by the church one day and said they valued and appreciated having a church in the community come out and be supportive. “Partly we felt there needed to be a church in Lacombe do this, we didn’t real-

ize we were the first one in Central Alberta,” said Smillie. “After, we realized we were the first ones in rural Alberta. We weren’t really trying to do anything beyond Lacombe and Central Alberta.” Marg Linklater, a member of the congregation, has two gay children and said life has gone on since the affirming process was completed. “You just have to promote awareness and try to extend a welcoming hand in the church and outside of the church,” said Linklater.

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The barriers are in place the tables and benches are installed and the planters filled with colourful flowers and shrubs are in position along Ross Street downtown. The Ross Street Patio will officially open Friday, June 7 providing residents an opportunity to pull up a chair, enjoy a coffee or meal under the sun.

GREEN CARS Anyone wondering just how green their car is can find out at Parkland Mall this weekend. As a part of Environment Week, the Parkland Airshed Management Zone, in partnership with Nova Chemicals, the City of Red Deer, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development and Parkland Mall, will hold the twoday vehicle emission testing clinic. On Friday from 2 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a clinic will be set up in the southwest corner of Parkland Mall’s parking lot, near the Safeway. Automobile owners with gas powered vehicles less than one ton can drop in any time during these scheduled days and no registration is required. For more information, contact Kevin Warren at 403862-7046.

CORRECTION An incorrect date was included in a story on the Red Deer Artwalk Festival that ran Saturday in the Advocate. The Artwalk Amble Gallery Tour will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. It starts from the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery and includes a reception. Tickets are $20 ($15 for those 13 and under) from the museum, or Sunworks at 4924 Ross St.

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Elnora to mark town’s origins Garage TO CELEBRATE FOUNDERS DAYS AHEAD OF OFFICIAL CENTENNIAL BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Elnora cannot celebrate its official centennial until 2029, but it is finding another way to celebrate 100 years this summer. The village, while incorporated only in 1929, truly came into being in 1913. That year, with the Grand Trunk Railroad being laid through the area, residents of Lakeview, 11 km to the east (and bypassed by the tracks), packed up and established Elnora on its present site. It is that 100-year anniversary that the town will celebrate June 21 to 23 with its Founder Days festivities. More than 1,000 people are expected for the festivities. The event in The Friendly Community will feature an antique car display, entertainment, pancake breakfasts, suppers, and a dance. On June 21, the village museum will be open from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Registration for the weekend will follow at the community hall, where there will also be music by Ray Duft and Dee Hodgkinson starting at

Red Deer and District SPCA’s giant Garage Sale brought in more money for the animal shelter than ever before. “We actually grossed $47,000 this year so we had our best grossing year ever,” said SPCA executive director Tara Hellewell about the sale held May 24 to 26. She said the 2013 sale, held for the first time at the Pidherney Centre, netted the SPCA about $36,000, which was a little bit more than last year. The profits will go mostly towards the SPCA’s veterinary clinic and animal care staff.

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8 p.m. Following a pancake breakfast, a parade will get going on the morning of June 22. The afternoon will feature cemetery, school, Legion and museum tours, plus a show and shine. Visitors can also go on a village walking tour that identifies historically significant locations. There will be a time capsule from 1993 unearthed and around 50 cakes designed in honour of the village’s founders will be on display in the afternoon. In the evening, Randi Boulton, Off the Rails and Precious Cargo will provide entertainment in advance of an 11:30 p.m. fireworks show. Finally, on Sunday there will be a non-denominational church service at 11 a.m., and Guns of the Golden West will stage a mock western shootout around noon. Pre-registration is not required for any of the festivities, although anyone interested in participating in the parade can contact Lloyd Cheshire at 403-7733571. Anyone wanting to participate in the show and shine can call Tony Silbernagel at 403-773-3578. For a full schedule of events, see www.villageofelnora.com. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer First candidate Janella Spearing says it was her father who instilled a love of politics. Now that the timing is right, Spearing is following a dream rooted in her youth. “My Dad was very passionate about politics so we had several very heated conversations about government Janella Spearing at all levels in our home growing up,” said Spearing, who was born and raised in Estevan,

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BRIEFS 100 evacuated at Multiplex More than 100 people were evacuated from Penhold Multiplex on Saturday morning when a malfunctioning kitchen fan caused smoke to build up, triggering fire alarms. The incident happened about 10:15 a.m. Emergency crews were on scene within five minutes. A mechanical failure in a kitchen exhaust fan on the roof was identified as the cause of the problem that sent light smoke into the lobby. The fan was fixed and firefighters placed fans at the front entrance to clear the smoke. Hockey and basketball players, spectators, library and fitness area users and other visitors were evacuated and had to wait outside until the allclear was given after about an hour. There were no injuries.

Olds college graduation Olds College graduates had their shining moment last weekend as they were awarded their diplomas, degrees and certificates. For 716 students, it was a culmination of work ranging from one semester to four years, or even longer. On Saturday, the 97th graduating class of the college gathered, gowned, greeted and graduated at the Ralph Klein Centre on the campus. Honourary degrees were bestowed upon five individuals during the ceremony. Erma and Roy Wilson were honoured as alumni with honourary degrees. Al Neurater received an honourary degree as an industry partner. Bill Quinney got an honourary degree for his volunteerism and advocacy of the college. And W. Brett Wilson addressed the class and their guests from Turkey while accepting his honourary degree as a champion of Olds College. The college is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Olds was founded in 1913 after the Alberta government established three demonstration farms. The other two were in Vermilion and Fairview.

Commuter challenge returns Leave your vehicles at home because the commuter challenge is back. The friendly competition pits Canadian cities and workplaces against one another in efforts to walk, ride, use public transit and carpool to work. Last year, Red Deer ranked four out of 21 similar sized cities. Get involved by registering your workplace and by logging your commute daily at www.commuterchallenge.ca. Registration and logging will be accepted until June 12. Participants

will be able to track their emission reduction, calorie consumption, distance and fuel cost savings. Participants will also be able to track progress against the other participating cities. The week long challenge is underway during Environment Week (June 2 to 8).

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RCMP foals need names Six new RCMP foals are in need of names and the police are asking children and youth for their help. The foals will be born this spring at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police breading farm in Pakenham, Ont. and may someday join the RCMP Musical Ride. Names will be chosen through the Name the Foal Contest, open to children and youth up to age 14. Names must begin with the letter K and must be six letters or less. Only one entry per child will be eligible. Entries must include the child or youth’s name, age, address, telephone number, in addition to the suggested name. Online entries, at www.rcmpgrc.gc.ca, must be received no later than July 8. In the event of duplicate winning foal names, only the first entry received will be considered. Winning names will be chosen by instructors of the RCMP Musical Ride Branch. Winners will be announced in September and their names posted on the RCMP website. Entries can also be mailed to: The Royal Canadian RCMP, Musical Ride Branch, c/o RCMP Name the Foal Contest, PO Box 8900, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 3J2. Entries must be postmarked no later than July 2.

Manhunt accused detained A young man who was the subject of an intense manhunt late in May will remain in custody for at least another week. Garnet Colby McInnes, 22, made his first court appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday morning to answer charges laid after a series of violent incidents in Blackfalds and Red Deer. McInnes was arrested peacefully in Lacombe on Tuesday, May 28, accused of numerous weapons and other offences in connection with a string of incidents earlier in the month. He appeared disinterested during his court appearance via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre, yawning, burping, looking out the window and shuffling around in the small room while the charges were read. Judge Jim Mitchell, at one point during the proceedings, warned McInnes to pay attention. Charges arise from allegations of Mcinnes’s involvement in an armed robbery, kidnapping and standoff with police in Red Deer on May 14, a carjacking during which a woman was injured in the Blackfalds area on May 15, resisting arrest and assaulting two different police officers in Red Deer

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SPEARING: ‘Everyday person’ “I am just an everyday person just like them,� said Spearing. “I am involved in the community. I think I know their needs. I am passionate about them being heard.� Also in the running for council are newcomers Ken Johnston, David Helm, Serge Gingras, Tanya Handley, Troy Wavrecan, Darren Young, Lawrence Lee, Calvin Goulet-Jones, Bob Bevins and Matt Chapin, and incumbents Paul Harris, Dianne Wyntjes,

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Friends of the Red Deer Public Library president Lesley Caddy talks with former Library Board Chair Tom Stevens in a new space in the Red Deer Public Library. Monday morning the Tom Stevens FriendĂ­s of the Library Book Shop officially opened on the main floor of the downtown branch of the Red Deer Library. Funds generated through the sale of donated books in the shop will go towards funding ongoing projects funded by the Friends of the Red Deer Public Library. on May 24 and a home invasion and robbery in Red Deer on May 26. McInnes was wanted on 18 outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest. Charges against him now include multiple counts of assaulting police with a weapon, resisting police, kidnapping with a weapon, extortion with a weapon, unlawful confinement, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, residential break and enters, armed robberies, carjacking, careless transport of firearms, possession of firearms for purposes dangerous to the public, uttering threats of death or bodily harm and dangerous driving causing bodily harm. The charges, as read, identified the weapons used as a shotgun and a .22-calibre rifle. McInnes is also charged with numerous breaches of probation and court orders. He is to return to court on Tuesday, June 12, to enter pleas and to apply for release.

Man faces sex assault trial A Red Deer man accused of sexually assaulting one woman and murdering another will go to trial in June of next year on the earlier charges. Nathan Michael Desharnais, 24, will be tried by judge alone in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges of sexual assault, forcible confinement and overcoming resistance in connection with an incident alleged to have occurred in his Red Deer home in early June of last year. Desharnais appeared before Queen’s Bench Justice Peter McIntyre on Monday, nursing a black bruise around his left eye. His trial on the sexual assault and related offences was set for June 23 to 27, 2014, with a pre-trial conference in April.

Lynne Mulder and Buck Buchanan. Mayor Morris Flewwelling is not seeking re-election. Coun. Cindy Jefferies, William Horn and Chad Mason are running for mayor. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

CHURCH: Key issue Smillie said the key issue the church has had to deal with is whether homosexuality is approached as a sexual issue or as a minority issue. “We recognize and respect it as a minority,� said Smillie. “That’s what we try to be clear about, is we’re supportive of people who are in a fairly misunderstood minority group.�

Desharnais is also awaiting a preliminary hearing on a second set of charges, laid by Red Deer City RCMP investigating the death of Calgary mother Talia Meguinis, 27. Her body was found as a truck was unloading at a Red Deer recycling depot on Feb. 22 of last year. Desharnais was out on cash bail of $5,000 for the June 2012 offence when he was arrested in connection with Meguinis’s murder. His preliminary hearing on those charges is set for Dec. 16, 18 and 19. Desharnais remains in custody pending the outcome of proceedings against him.

Centenarians to celebrate Two Red Deerians are celebrating their centennials alongside the city this year, and the mayor wants to be a part of all the parties. Although one of the celebrations has yet to be finalized, Mayor Morris Flewwelling is planning on making an appearance at Wilfred Kenzle’s 100th birthday in July. “We are having a great time celebrating our 100th birthday and I want to recognize, in some special way, our residents turning 100 as well,� said Flewwelling in a press release. More Red Deer centenarians are invited to become a part of the city’s celebrations. Anyone turning 100 or anyone with a family member turning 100 is asked to contact the mayor’s office so he can be a part of the celebration. He said he would like to share a visit or offer a token of appreciation to any celebrants. Those interested in sharing their centennial celebration with the mayor and the city’s centennial can contact the mayor’s office at 403-342-8154 or by email at mayor@reddeer.ca.

It’s not just one minority group either, as transgender people are also accepted. The congregation was overwhelmingly supportive with 85 per cent voting in favour of becoming an affirming ministry. The original vote to take the step took place in November 2011, but it wasn’t until Sept. 23, 2012, when St. Andrew’s was presented with a charter from the national Affirm Untied organization. Smillie said this is not the end of the process, but more the beginning. The decision is a commitment to engage minorities of various kinds — not just sexual minorities, but those who may be excluded from a community in any way. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com

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Cellphone contract rules eased CUSTOMERS CAN CANCEL CONTRACTS WITHOUT PENALTY AFTER TWO YEARS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Cellphone customers will be able to walk away from their contracts after two years without any early-cancellation penalties under a set of new rules unveiled Monday by the CRTC. But the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission didn’t go as far as an outright ban on the controversial three-year contracts that are so widely hated by many Canadians. Instead, customers will only have to pay the remaining value of the device subsidy if they opt out of their contracts after two years. That means if a customer bought a $600 phone for $99 on a three-year plan, they only have to pay the remaining balance on the device itself to get out of the contract early. “We didn’t focus on the length of the contract, we focused on the economic relation,” CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in an interview. “So, in effect, it’s equivalent to those

asking for a ban of a three-year contract without us actually banning three-year contracts, because what we’re saying is the contract’s amortization period can only be for a maximum period of 24 months.” In the lead-up to public hearings held earlier this year, the CRTC said it heard a lot of angry comments about three-year contracts. The regulator also had a backer in the federal Competition Bureau, which supports measures to limit contract length. “What we were concerned about was ensuring that there was a dynamic marketplace; that is, that people didn’t feel entrapped in their contracts when they want to maybe use the offer of a new entrant or a competitor across the street,” Blais said. “So it really is about freeing up Canadians to choose to either stay with their current carrier, under renegotiated terms, or go to a competitor.” Many of the new rules are already followed by Telus (TSX:T), a senior executive said. “At Telus, we have been making a genu-

Manufacturing index rises An index of Canadian manufacturing intentions rose to an 11-month high in May, rising by 2.1 points to 53.2. The May reading on the RBC PMI was the first strong advance since February. A reading above 50 on the RBC purchasing managers index signals expansion in Canada’s manufacturing sector. The index fell below 50.0 in March for the first time since the survey was created 2 1/2 years ago and improved only slightly to 50.1 in April. RBC chief economist Craig Wright says the manufacturing sector showed renewed vitality in new orders and job creation in May. New order growth was at an 11-month high in May while job creation hit a nine-month high. “As we navigate through the remainder of 2013, we expect the sector’s performance to improve further, boosting Canadian growth,” Wright said. — The Canadian Press

ine effort over the past number of years to listen to our customers and respond with significant improvements,” David Fuller, Telus’ chief marketing officer, said in a statement. “As a result, we already do a lot of what is in the new code.” Telus has already replaced cancellation fees with a device balance, he added. “We also already offer phone unlocking for our customers and we already have a cap on international data roaming,” Fuller said. “We are thus well-positioned to support this new code.” Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) also said it already does many of the things that will be required under the new code. However, a senior executive cautioned the company may not be able to put in place the technology and systems by the CRTC’s December deadline. “None of this is rocket science, but it all takes time,” Ken Engelhart, vice-president of regulatory at Rogers, said.

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Via Rail facing strike The Canadian Auto Workers union has issued 72-hour strike notice to Via Rail. The union, which represents about 2,000 customer service, on-board service and maintenance workers at the railway, will be in a legal strike position as of Thursday. Via Rail and the union have set a strike deadline of June 14, 12:01 a.m. Contract talks have been ongoing since October. Union members voted 94 per cent in favour of a strike if necessary. The union said CAW president Ken Lewenza and the bargaining committee met with Via Rail executives Monday. “This is a direct result of a drop in federal funding and VIA’s so-called ’modernization’ plan which has seen routes cut, stations closed and de-staffed. This plan is not the path to modernizing Canada’s passenger railway services,” said Lewenza.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Central Alberta companies listed among fastest growing

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Bank of Canada Governor designate Stephen Poloz responds to a question during a news conference in Ottawa.

Plenty of advice, problems, as Poloz starts new job BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Stephen Poloz is getting plenty of advice on his first day as head of the Bank of Canada, but not from the prime minister or the finance minister — publicly at least. The 57-year-old governor was officially welcomed to the post by Prime Minister Stephen Harper at his Langevin Block office Monday, but was given no suggestion as to what the government expects of him other than work toward “growth and long-term prosperity for the Canadian people.” Poloz responded that it was a “real privilege.” The prosaic ceremony, which included Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, belied one of the most critical financial and economic posts in the country, and the considerable challenge Poloz faces replacing Mark Carney, who broke the mould for Bank of Canada governors in terms of policy-making and communications acumen. Still, there was no scarcity of advice for the former Export Development Canada head, including a survey by the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada that suggests the country’s leading CAs basically want him to follow Carney’s lead. In the survey of 322 accountants in senior corporate positions, three quar-

BANK OF CANADA ters said he should stay the course. “Most of the executives surveyed are not looking for a shakeup,” explained Kevin Dancey, the group’s chief executive. But some analysts believe the time for a minor course adjustment has come. Despite a relatively strong start of the year, the outlook for the economy remains for weak, below potential growth. As well, underlying inflation is threatening to break through the lower boundary of the bank’s broad one-tothree per cent range. Headline inflation, which is what consumers deal with, is already there at 0.4 per cent. “We’ve got a fragile global backdrop, we’ve got volatility in energy prices, we’ve got business confidence softening, government sector making cutbacks and we’ve got a housing market in correction, it’s difficult to image how the economy over the next 12 months is going to accelerate,” said David Madani of Capital Economics. “I think the bank should seriously be thinking of ways it can start supporting the economy.”

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Promising new technology could reduce emissions STRAW, WOOD PRODUCTS TESTED FOR ABSORBING ACIDS IN OILSANDS TAILINGS PONDS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A simple concept using straw or wood waste from the forestry and agricultural sectors might help cut greenhouse gas emissions and clean up water produced by Alberta’s oilsands. Lead researcher David Layzell from the University of Calgary said studies have shown that straw and wood can be turned into a biocarbon tailored for absorbing acids found in tailings ponds. “It’s actually a very simple idea. Many of us use charcoal filters or carbon filters on our tap water to take out odours that we don’t like or bad tastes or even chlorine,” he said. “We took that idea and we thought instead of using charcoal or carbon that is made from coal, why don’t we make the activated carbon from bio-

mass grown in agricultural and forestry regions?” Layzell says filtration can remove 75 to 90 per cent of organic compounds from water produced by the oilsands. That includes naphthenic acids in tailings pond water, thereby preventing the formation and release of methane greenhouse gas. Methane is a greenhouse gas that has about 25 times more warming potential in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Layzell said “On the tailings water we can remove up to 90 per cent of the organics and that should reduce significantly the amount of greenhouse gases that are produced when those organics in the tailings ponds get chewed up by the bacteria that live in those ponds and create methane gas,” he said.

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Two Central Alberta companies are represented on Profit magazine’s 2013 list of Canada’s FastestGrowing Companies. Rifco Inc. of Red Deer and Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. of Innisfail both cracked the Profit 500 rankings. Rifco holds the 85th spot while Bilton was No. 360. Now in its 25th year, the Profit rankings are based on participants’ five-year percentage revenue growth. Rifco posted an 840 per cent rate, while Bilton came in at 131 per cent. Companies that took part in the process had to submit a ballot, and the revenue figures they provided were subsequently verified. There was a minimum revenue requirement of $2 million for the most recent fiscal year, and growth rates were calculated using a base-year minimum of $200,000. The 2013 Profit 500 rankings will appear in the summer issue of Profit magazine, as well as online at profit500.com. Rifco provides automobile loans through a Canada-wide dealership network, while Bilton designs, engineers and manufactures energy equipment.

Home resale activity remains slightly behind pace set in 2012 Home resale activity in Central Alberta this year remains slightly behind the pace being set to the same point in 2012. After five months, 2,072 homes have been sold in Red Deer and 988 in the surrounding region, according to Multiple Listing Service statistics provided by the Central Alberta Realtors Association. The combined tally of 3,060 compares with 3,077 to the end of May last year, when 2,067 deals had closed in the city and 1,010 outside Red Deer. The gap closed last month, when there were 589 MLS sales in Red Deer, up from 564 in May 2012; and 286 elsewhere in Central Alberta, as compared with 262 for the same period a year ago. The average price in Red Deer last month was $334,912, versus $320,442 in May 2012. Outside the city, the average was $282,410, up from $252,817. Average prices include homes of a variety of types and locations, which may vary from month to month. Accordingly, average prices may not be indicative of trends.

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Demand for trucks drives sales up BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Strong demand for trucks helped many Canadian automakers boost their sales in May as they entered into the peak selling season, according to data compiled by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants on Monday. Sales of light vehicles in Canada totalled 185,040 last month, up 5.3 per cent from the 175,716 sold last May. Year to date, sales are up 2.4 per cent to 712,059, compared with 695,451 a year ago. The largest gain was in truck sales, which climbed 7.9 per cent to 98,993, from 91,710 in May 2012. Tony Faria, co-director of the Office of Automotive Research at the University of Windsor, says that’s good news for automakers. “It’s the truck that makes the big margins for them,” said Faria. “So certainly while they’d like to do as well in cars, if they’re going to sell more vehicles, all of the companies would rather sell more trucks.” Faria said low interest rates, the availability of credit and incentives from auto companies should keep sales strong throughout the summer months. Ford Motor Company of Canada took the top spot, selling 32,490 vehicles — 0.5 per cent more than the 32,338 it sold in May 2012. Year to date, Ford’s sales are up 5.7 per cent to 117,987. While Ford saw its car sales slip 8.9 per cent to 8,953, truck sales rose 4.6 per cent to 23,537, compared with 22,509 a year earlier.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 94.14 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 92.17 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.07 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.36 Cdn. National Railway . 105.53 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 135.50 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 75.59

Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.67 Cervus Equipment Corp 18.64 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.34 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 44.57 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.65 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.87 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.42 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.49 Research in Motion. . . . . 13.99

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday amid mixed readings on the health of the manufacturing sector in the world’s two largest economies. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 40.62 points to 12,609.8. HSBC’s monthly purchasing managers’ index for China fell to 49.2 in May. That’s down from 50.4 in April. Readings below 50 indicate a contraction. A similar government-sanctioned survey released Saturday found manufacturing ticked up slightly in the world’s second-biggest economy. That report by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing found its manufacturing index edged up to 50.8. The Canadian dollar was up 0.85 of a cent to 97.3 cents US. U.S. indexes were higher while the greenback declined as a widely watched gauge of the American manufacturing sector went into contraction territory during May. The Institute for Supply Management’s Index came in at 49, down from an April reading of 50.7. It was the first time the index slipped below the 50 level since Nov., 2012. The Dow Jones industrials ran ahead 138.46 points to 15,254.03 as the poor showing reinforced the view that the U.S. Federal Reserve won’t be in a hurry to wrap up its economic stimulus program known as quantitative easing. The Fed has been buying up US$85 billion of bonds every month to keep long term rates low and encourage lending. It has also been largely responsible for an impressive rally on U.S. stock markets that has gone on practically non-stop since late last year. The Nasdaq gained 9.45 points to 3,465.37 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 9.68 points to 1,640.42. Oil and copper prices rose despite the conflicting Chinese data with the July crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $1.48 to US$93.45 a barrel after a weak global economic outlook depressed prices more than two per cent last week. But the energy sector was a leading TSX decliner, down 0.45 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gave back 66 cents to C$30.24. The industrials sector also weighed with Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) down $2.34 to $135.50. The stock has been heading lower since hitting a 52-week high of $144.30 May 17. The stock has soared since Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, the railway’s biggest shareholder, won the battle to install new board members and a new chief executive, Hunter Harrison, who formerly held the top executive job at Canadian National (TSX:CNR). After the close of markets, Pershing Square announced it would sell seven million CP Rail shares over the next six to 12 months. The base metals sector lost early gains to move down 0.23 per cent while July copper gained four cents to US$3.33 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) was ahead nine cents to C$8.34 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell 18 cents to $18.38. Consumer staples was a major advancer with Shoppers Drug Mart (TSX:SC) ahead 71 cents to $45.99. The gold sector was up more than one per cent as August bullion on the Nymex gained $18.90 to US$1,411.90 an ounce. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) improved by 20 cents to C$5.63. Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) shares were up 35 cents or 9.16 per cent to $4.17 after it said it expects the Kumtor mine in eastern Kyrgyzstan to achieve its 2013 production target despite last week’s shutdown caused by protests calling for nation-

alization of the operation. A new code of conduct unveiled by the CRTC says that wireless customers will be able to cancel their cellphone contracts after two years without any penalties even if they’ve signed up for longer terms. The regulator said the new code will apply to new wireless contracts starting Dec. 2. The TSX telecom sector was down 0.55 per cent. BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) gave back 52 cents to $46.07. In other corporate news, drug manufacturer Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI) had a profit of $100,000 in the second quarter, an improvement from a $79.6-million loss a year earlier, when it recorded a $57.9-million impairment charge. Revenue rose 40 per cent to $253.9 million, with about $54.6 million of the increase due to an acquisition. Its shares dropped 19 cents to $5.51. CVTech Group Inc. (TSX:CVT) said Monday that its subsidiaries have been awarded several new contracts representing a total value of approximately $77.4 million. The announcement follows comments last week by the company’s second-largest shareholder that CVTech recently twice rebuffed a takeover offer. Its shares were eight cents lower to $1.40 after surging more than 20 per cent Friday. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,609.80 down 40.62 points TSX Venture Exchange — 969.06 up 6.66 points TSX 60 — 722.10 down 4.17 points Dow — 15,254.03 up 138.46 points S&P 500 — 1,640.42 up 9.68 points Nasdaq — 3,465.37 up 9.46 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.30 cents US, up 0.85 of a cent Pound — C$1.5741, down 0.10 of a cent Euro — C$1.3432, down 0.41 of a cent Euro — US$1.3069, up 0.74 of a cent Oil futures: US$93.45 per barrel, up $1.48 (July contract) Gold futures: US$1,411.90 per oz., up $18.90 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.535 per oz., up 64.9 cents $788.80 per kg., up $20.87 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 969.06 points, up 6.66 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 114.61 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA Canola: July ’13 $2.50 higher $644.80; Nov. ’13 $4.30 higher $576.80; Jan. ’14 $3.90 higher $576.90; March ’14 $4.30 higher $572.30; May ’14 $4.60 higher $564.40; July ’14 $4.60 higher $562.50; Nov. ’14 $1.50 higher $535.00; Jan ’15 $1.50 higher $535.00; March ’15 $1.50 higher $535.00; May ’15 $1.50 higher $535.00; July ’15 $1.50 higher $535.00. 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. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 496,740 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 496,740.

Regulators propose group of nonbanks be labeled as potential threats BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Federal regulators have proposed that a group of firms that aren’t banks be deemed potential threats to the financial system that need stricter government oversight. Big insurers American International Group Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. said they are among the firms. The near-collapse of AIG in 2008 helped trigger the financial crisis and it received a $182 billion federal bailout that it has since repaid. The Financial Stability Oversight Council on Monday didn’t name the nonbank financial firms because they have 30 days to notify the council that they’re contesting the proposed designation. The council didn’t say how many firms it wants to designate as so big and interconnected that their potential troubles could imperil the financial system. In its statement, AIG didn’t say whether it intended to challenge the designation. Prudential said it is considering whether to request a hearing before the council to contest it. Nonbank financial firms include insurers, hedge funds, mutual fund companies and private equity firms. Those deemed “systemically important” would have to increase their cushion against losses, limit their use of borrowed money and submit to inspections by Fed examiners. The regulators’ council, which includes Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, took the action in a closed meeting. It was the most significant step yet by the council, which was created by the financial overhaul law to help prevent another financial meltdown. The council will have to vote again to finalize each designation. If at least two-thirds of the 10 voting members agree, the council would formally put the designated firm under the Fed’s supervision. Lew, the council’s chairman, would have to be among the two-thirds.

Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.60 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 40.60 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.08 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 35.79 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.66 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 47.40 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.72 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.44 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 13.28 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 50.64 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 12.40 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.40 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 45.99 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 55.06 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75.69 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.35

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 21.96 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.41 First Quantum Minerals . 18.38 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.67 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.34 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 6.77 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 42.81 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.62 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.62 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 28.48 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 49.04 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 45.74 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 16.19 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.40 Calfrac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.00 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.24

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CRTC: Six-month edict “And when you’re a big company with big IT systems — or for that matter, a small company with small IT systems — these things typically take 12 to 18 months to implement, and the CRTC has given us six months.” Shorter contracts could also mean cellphone companies might offer smaller subsidies on devices — meaning customers might pay more up front for their phone, Engelhart added. “I’m not sure that this will be something that consumers are necessarily going to be positive about, but time will tell.” Bell spokesman Paolo Pasquini said the company already provides customers with a number of ways to avoid signing a long-term contract, and warned a two-year time frame could end up limiting their options. “Most have chosen three-year contracts because of the big price reductions they mean on the latest smartphones,” Pasquini said. “Restricting to two years means less flexibility for consumers, so it remains to be seen how they’ll respond.” An industry group welcomed some aspects of the new code. “The CRTC has done its best to find a balanced approach for both consumers and service providers,” Bernard Lord, head of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, said in a statement. “The commission’s decision that the new national wireless code will supersede provincial legislation is a very positive decision in that all Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast will have access to the same provisions of the new national code.” However, the association raised concerns about customers being able to walk away from the wireless contracts after two years. The association also said there will be “major technology development and costs associated with implementing and complying with the new code.” But the news that wireless customers will be able to cancel their contracts after two years without any extra penalties was welcomed by at least one consumer group. “The wireless code has rules to help wireless customers where it counts — the bottom line,” John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre said in a statement. “It also makes it easier to switch companies because those costs are limited and are clear.” The ability to walk away from a wireless agreement after two years is one of several provisions aimed at appeasing consumers in the CRTC’s new set of national standards for the content and clarity of cellphone contracts. The CRTC is also capping extra data charges at $50 per month and international data roaming charges at $100 per month to avoid huge, surprise bills. The regulator will require providers to allow customers to unlock their devices after 90 days, or immediately if they pay the full amount of the device. Customers will be allowed to return their cellphones within 15 days and specified usage limits if they’re unhappy with their service and they will also be able to accept or decline any changes to two-year contracts. The regulator is also requiring companies to produce contracts that are easy to read and understand. The code — which all service providers in Canada will have to abide by — will apply to new wireless contracts starting Dec. 2.

VEHICLES: Momentum Chrysler Canada took second place, selling 12 per cent more vehicles this May compared to the previous year, but still falling short of Ford’s total. Chrysler sold 29,249 vehicles last month, compared to 26,218 a year ago, helped by strong sales of its Ram trucks and passenger cars. GM Canada sold 23,654 vehicles last month, a 1.6 per cent gain from the 23,287 sold in May 2012. Truck sales grew by 0.5 per cent to 15,419, while

Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.24 Canyon Services Group. 12.00 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.00 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.720 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 19.45 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.55 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 91.46 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 42.39 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.23 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.50 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 40.19 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.31 Penn West Energy . . . . . 10.85 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.640 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.26 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.34 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.90 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.90 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.37

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car sales grew by 3.6 per cent to 8,235. Toyota Canada Inc. sold 22,250 vehicles in May, including its Lexus and Scion brands. That’s 12.3 per cent more than the Japanese automaker sold in May 2012. Toyota Canada’s truck sales totalled 8,550 for the month, a gain of 14.2 per cent, while Lexus sales grew 11.9 per cent to 1,566 and Scion sales were up 62.9 per cent to 601. Honda Canada Inc. sold 16,723 vehicles, including in its Acura division, up 22 per cent from last May. “The spring selling season is underway and this is the type of momentum we really like to see,” said Honda’s vice president of sales and marketing Dave Gardner in a statement. Meanwhile, Kia Canada Inc. saw its sales decline to 7,558 in May, 10.7 per cent lower than May 2012. Nissan’s Canadian sales were also down in May. The automaker sold 8,367 vehicles, 9.1 per cent lower than last May’s total of 9,204. Sales at its Infiniti division were down 11.8 per cent to 733. BMW’s sales were down 13.2 per cent, while Mercedes-Benz was down 3.1 per cent compared to a year earlier.

BANK: Challenges His advice is that Poloz consider dropping the bank’s mild tightening bias — the forward looking guidance to markets that the next move will be higher interest rates — as a possible precursor to actually cutting rates. Such a move would put downward pressure on the Canadian dollar and help boost exports. The drawback is that it might entice more Canadians to borrow more at a time when household debt in terms of income is already at an all-time high. But Madani believes it will soon become apparent that consumers are tapped out and that the housing market will continue to correct. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter also believes the hawkish bias has outlived its usefulness, noting that “the market has long since stopped listening.” Porter says Poloz faces two distinct challenges. The first is trying to replace Carney, particularly the respect his words carried with markets and his counterparts around the world. The other is the policy rate which is set at one per cent leaving the bank little room to cut further even if it felt safe to do so. The housing market may be cooling, but debt remains at sky-high levels and the bank may be fearful of making a bad situation worse. Pointedly, the survey of accountants found 84 per cent urging Poloz to continue encouraging Canadians to reduce debt.

OILSANDS: Reusing water “This is not going to be drinkable water because there are other challenges such as salt concentrations and other things ... that have to be dealt with.” Alberta’s oilsands mining industry currently uses about 123 million cubic metres of water annually that ends up in large tailings ponds. Layzell said filtered tailings water could be reused in steam-assisted gravity drainage technology. Slagging or deposits that form within boilers would also be reduced significantly and lower the cost of maintenance. He is working with Josephine Hill, a chemical and petroleum engineering professor at the Schulich School of Engineering in Calgary, and Andrei Veksha, a post-doctoral researcher with expertise in making activated carbons. The researchers have successfully made small amounts of biocarbon from aspen residues using “slow pyrolysis,” a relatively low-temperature process that “burns” the biomass in the absence of oxygen. “We’re looking for a cheaper process with lower energy input to make the activated biochar. This would minimize the cost per cubic metre of using it to treat oilsands water, while also maximizing the greenhouse gas benefit,” Hill said. Layzell said the project is in its preliminary phase and its cost-effectiveness must be proven before it can be considered for the oilsands industry.

Pieridae Energy signs LNG deal for proposed project in Goldboro, N.S. THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Pieridae Energy Canada has signed a 20-year agreement with a German utility company that would buy liquefied natural gas from a proposed export facility in northeastern Nova Scotia. The deal would see E.ON Global Commodities SE purchase about five million tonnes of liquefied natural gas annually from a development that Pieridae has proposed for Goldboro, N.S. “I think we were very lucky that we happened to come together at a time when they were looking for something different and we were looking to establish this project,” Pieridae Energy president Alfred Sorensen told a news conference Monday. Sorensen said the cost of the liquefied nat-

ural gas would be based on market prices in the Western European market. The company hopes to buy natural gas from Canadian firms that are exploring for hydrocarbons in shale deposits in the Maritimes, he said, mentioning Contact Exploration Inc. (TSX:CEX), which has operations in New Brunswick, as a potential supplier. Pieridae Energy plans to submit an environmental assessment to Nova Scotia this year, with hopes of beginning construction of a liquefied natural gas termi-

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nal in late 2015, he said, adding that the facility would have the ability to export up to 10 million tonnes of natural gas annually if it proceeds. It is aiming to begin operations in 2020. Previous attempts to set up a liquefied natural gas terminal in Goldboro have faded. But Sorensen said the binding contract, which was signed Friday in the Canadian embassy in Berlin, shows that this project is viable. “This is a very serious transaction,” Sorensen said. “If we’re not there to

fill that hole, they’ll have delivery issues in Germany.” The company is planning to have natural gas shipped to Goldboro by reversing the flow of the Maritimes and Northeast pipeline, which carries offshore natural gas to New England from the Sable Island Offshore Project. Public consultations on the project are planned for the middle of June, and discussions are underway with Mi’kmaq communities about possible benefits to First Nations groups.


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Dallas Green goes exploring DEALS WITH ALEXISONFIRE BREAKUP ON NEW ‘CITY AND COLOUR’ ALBUM

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — A yearlong celebration of Johnny Cash’s legacy will come to an end this week with the issue of a new postal stamp and free public concert. The new Johnny Cash Forever stamp goes on sale Wednesday and to celebrate Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, and several friends and family members will gather at Ryman Auditorium. The stamp is based around a promotional shot for the 1963 album Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. To Cash it looks like a 45 or 78 RPM record cover and is unlike the usual offerings — matching his father’s legacy. “It just truly embodies my father’s spirit, who he was,” Cash said. “It’s different. That’s one thing: It stands out to me as being unique. “It’s very commanding when you see the stamp.” Wednesday’s concert features Cash family members, including the late singer’s brother and sister, Tommy Cash and Joanne Cash Yates, and friends Randy Travis,

Marty Stuart, Larry Gatlin and The Oak Ridge Boys. Jamey Johnson and The Roys also are scheduled to perform. The limited-edition stamp, part of the U.S. Postal Service’s Music Icon Series, will be on sale at the concert and at the Country Music Association Festival later this week. A decade after his 2003 death, Cash remains a popular figure with million-dollar sales.

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ing for something else,” he said. “And I was writing them while I was in Alexisonfire and doing City and Colour at the same time. And you know, not being able to find that, whatever that is that I’m looking for. And knowing that I needed to go off and focus on one at least to try to get closer to whatever that is.” The album isn’t completely dominated by Green’s ruminations on the breakup. The bluesy stomper Thirst — which offers hints of the Black Keys — was actually written for another artist from a “woman scorned” point of view, and when that artist passed, Green was relieved to prop up the tune as his first single. The shuffling Commentators, meanwhile, deals in part with Green’s disdain for scorn-slinging anonymous online pundits. “It’s more ... in defence of my wife,” he says of Canadian TV personality Leah Miller. “People say the worst things about her. I could care less what you say about me, especially when it comes to music. There’s a lot of music I don’t like, so for me to put out a record and think that everyone’s going to like it would be very hypocritical. “But I go on YouTube and I watch videos of live shows I’ve done and you’ve got kids arguing back and forth over what guitar I’m playing and they’re calling each other ... ‘queer’ and ’go back to this and that,”’ he added. “It’s like, you’re both wrong. This stems from an argument over what guitar I’m playing, neither of you know, and now you’re calling each other horrible names? What are we doing?” Musically, The Hurry and the Harm picks up where Little Hell left off, further diversifying the sound of a project that began as stripped-down, unvarnished folk.

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TORONTO — Two years ago, Little Hell granted City and Colour’s Dallas Green his greatest success yet — platinum sales, his first chart-topping album, and eventually, a Juno Award for songwriter of the year. So naturally, as he toured his most popular record yet, he was miserable. That Green was blue had nothing to do with Little Hell, which he liked, but instead a heavy secret he’d been toting: the 32-yearold had already decided to depart the beloved post-hardcore band he’d helped to found more than a decade earlier, Alexisonfire, but news wouldn’t reach the public until months later. “Making Little Hell, I knew I had left the band,” he recalled during a recent interview at an east Toronto bar. “I was lying to all the public, right? I was making that record, I was doing interviews about it ... and everyone was asking what was going on with Alexis, and I was just like, ‘We’re just on a break,’ because this is still when I wasn’t able to talk about it because the guys were still trying to figure it out. So really, I didn’t make that record on my own. I made that record as two people, publicly anyways. “And that really (messed) me up. That touring cycle for Little Hell, and sort of dealing with the aftermath of when the Alexis news broke, I got really, really — like really, really — depressed and into a pretty dark spot.” It took making The Hurry and the Harm — out tosday — to help heal Green. As he was wrapping up the Little Hell tour, he “rekindled his relationship” with the rest of Alexisonfire and they announced plans

for a farewell jaunt. With a couple of months downtime, he realized he’d assembled a deep catalogue of new songs that he quite liked. He decided to work quickly, wanting to figure out the new songs before re-immersing himself in the Alexis headspace before their bittersweet victory lap. In Nashville and Toronto, he put together The Hurry and the Harm and had a “wonderful experience.” After completing the Alexis tour, he was suddenly in a far more positive place than he had been in a long time. “For the first time in eight or nine years, I didn’t have anything to do,” he said. “I had the record done ... and I finished and closed the book on the Alexis chapter. The first couple weeks of January are the first two weeks I’ve ever relaxed, like literally relaxed, in eight or nine years. And it was a really big moment. It was like a proverbial weight off my shoulders.” Still, “The Hurry and the Harm” occasionally brings him back to the period of tumult and unease that preceded his departure. The theme emerges with the most clarity on Of Space and Time, on which he murmurs in his plaintive falsetto: “Something is eating away at my brain/ There’s an elephant in the back of the room/ And it’s standing in plain view/ Everyone can see, that it looks just like me.” But if other songs on the album didn’t deal directly with his feelings over the split, they reflect his feeling of being pulled in two directions at once, and as a result much of the record feels unsettled and restless. “Lyrically, there are a big group of songs that I could tell I was writing about wanting or look-

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Art will be explored from the roots up at this week’s First Friday gallery openings in Red Deer. The Harris-Warke Gallery’s Rooted in the Arts exhibit celebrates Red Deer hosting the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards on June 15. A variety of local painters and sculptors interpreted the theme of being rooted both literally and metaphorically, with artworks suggesting being centred, grounded, anchored, established or entrenched. Rooted in the Arts runs in the new Harris-Warke gallery space upstairs at Sunworks on Ross Street to June 22. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday. Red Deer’s historic Ghost sculptures inspired some community artists’ interpretation of our city’s history. The Celebration of Ghosts exhibit runs all month at The Hub on Ross, with an opening reception held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, with the artists in attendance. A sneak peak at the exhibit will also be offered on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. Hang-Ups and Insights: The Fifth Annual International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Art Show from Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive and Hunting Hills High Schools is showing at the Kiwanis Gallery, downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library. Paintings, drawings and sculptures outlining the creative journeys taken by graduating students will be showcased in this exhibit hosted by the Red Deer Arts Council. The exhibit runs to June 22, but an opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday. Art from the Streets will hold a group show, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on this First Friday. Also, the landscape and mapping art of CarolLynn Gilchrist can be viewed in the Corridor Community Gallery in the lower level of the Red Deer Recreation Centre until July 31. But here will be no First Friday reception this month for Gilchrist’s first solo exhibit, Nature in the City. One will be held next month, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on July 5. And art created by students from Red Deer’s Attribute Art School can be viewed starting this Friday on three floors of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, starting along the main floor hallway, left of reception. The works by “little artists and big artists” will not have a reception this First Friday. But a reception will be held from 4 p.m. on June 21 (members should arrive promptly as a group tour will be given throughout the hospital). The show runs to June 30.


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Mr. Kenneth Lowell Allison know to all as Lowell, passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the age of 90 years. Lowell will be lovingly remembered b y h i s w i f e Ve r n a o f 6 2 years, his son Brian (Lynne) and daughter Gwen (Bill). Also left to cherish Lowell’s memory are his much loved grandchildren Tyler (Janelle), Jonelle and Katelynn, his brother Allon (Louise) Allison, sister June Campbell, brothersin-law Wilbert (June), Dale (Shirley) and Edward Jestin and sister-in-law Nellie (Vernon). He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and so many very dear friends. Lowell was predeceased by his parents Edwin and May Allison, mother and father-in-law Harold and Mae Jestin and by brother and sister-in-law Aubrey (Charlotte) Jestin. A memorial service to celebrate Lowell’s life will be held at the Delburne Community Hall on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. We would like to thank Dr. Jim, Dr. Lee and associates as well as the caring staff on Unit 31 for everything they have done for Lowell and our family in the past weeks. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Lowell, memorial contributions may be made to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation Dialysis Unit or to the charity of one’s choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. In Memoriam 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the JOHN MYTTON family by visiting our website Aug. 23, 1932 - June 4, 2012 at A dear husband, father, www.brennenfuneralhome.com grandfather, brother and friend.

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CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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Eventide

Farm Work

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5… CanWest DHI is currently accepting applications for technician in the LaCombe area of Alberta. This position is a contract position for up to one year (or less). The successful applicant will be responsible for the regular weighing and sampling of milk from cows in DHI herds, keeping records and statistical data, and promoting dairy herd improvement. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of the Alberta dairy industry along with excellent interpersonal skills. PC skills and a degree/ diploma in agriculture will be considered a definite asset. This position could require the occasional heavy lifting of up to 65 lbs. If you possess the right qualifications for this position, please fax or email your resume by June 7 to Larry Ouimet, Head of Human Resources at:

louimet@canwestdhi.com Fax: (519) 824-1330 Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Hair Stylists

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

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ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black

STETTLER, AB

Funeral Chapel & Crematorium by Arbor Memorial

HEALTH CARE AIDS

Arbor Memorial Inc.

Just had a baby boy? Tell Everyone with a Classified Announcement

309-3300 Just had a baby girl? Tell Everyone with a Classified Announcement

Facility - A 104 suite full service Designated Supportive Living and Independent Living Facility

BUSY medical practice seeks medical assistant. This position req’s: to perform various technical therapy and assessment functions to assist professionals. Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated computer literacy. Exp. preferred. Will train. Reply to Box 1045, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

Oilfield

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AN OIL COMPANY is seeking a contract operator with a minimum of 3 -5 years related oilfield experience for its operations in the Rocky Mountain House area. Successful candidate can expect an 8 hour/day shift on a 10 & 4 rotation. Applicants must possess all required tickets to operate and must supply truck, cell phone, cell phone booster, standard tools, 4 head monitor, complete set of PPE and computer. Interested applicants must please e-mail resume, references and current safety training certificates to: rockymountainhouseoperator @gmail.com

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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.

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

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

* Experienced Production Testing •• * Day Supervisors • * Night Operators * Experienced Desire to be Production Testing Part Ifofyou a Growing Company Assistants Please email your resume 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 lkeshen@1strateenergy.ca

JOB FAIR

We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

- Grow your Career! Park Place Mall booth Ameritest Inc a professionJune 10th for an Operated by Connecting al well testing company is opportunity to be a BEST Care - A leader in seniors’ looking for experienced Custodian with wages supportive housing night and day supervisors starting at $11.75 /hour at management in Alberta. for the North Dakota and a prominent Red Deer site. Montana areas. We are looking for a caring Check us out at www.best.ca Candidates must have a CAN YOU: professionals who are valid passport and be able leaders and want to work • Read, understand and to pass a back ground speak English well? in Supportive Housing. check. This is year round • Follow instructions & work on a 20 day on and take responsibility? Wages: Based on 10 day off schedule. • Work physically for a Please send your resume qualifications and 7-8 hour shift? years of experience. to hr@ameritest.us.com • Be an upbeat & positive Only possible candidates team mate? Submit resumes: Email: will be contacted. No jobs@connectingcare.ca • Work with little supervision? phone calls please. Submit your resume to: careers@best.ca Start your career! Only successful applicants or visit us on June 10th! See Help Wanted will be notified.

Oilfield

Oilfield

to: hr@alstaroilfield.com Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1210 on Resume “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”

Please specify position when replying to this ad.

REQUIRES

Trusted Since 1929

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Janitorial

790

A position for an RN, LPN or RDA is avail. for one day a week ( Wed.). We offer a friendly working environment and staff. Please bring your resume to 215-5201-43rd St. Red Deer or fax to 403 341-3599

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2950 Bremner Ave. Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9

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

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You will remain in our hearts forever.

309-3300

~Millie and family

Personals

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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650

WHAT’S HAPPENING

CLASSIFICATIONS 50-70

COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager)

Personals

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MORE sellers find buyers in the classifieds. 309-3300.

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RED DEER & DISTRICT MUSEUM SOCIETY Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Meeting: 7:00 pm 40th Anniversary Program & Reception to follow. Public is welcome. Only members in good standing will be eligible to vote.

Lost

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LOST: Black male cat, 2 years old with small white patch on chest. Went missing near Sacred Heart Church May 18th. Answers to “Spirit”. We miss him a lot and will provide a reward if found! 403-302-2814.

BINGO GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE

LAS VEGAS STYLE

KENO

Check Out Our Progressive Pots @ www.reddeerbingocentre.ca

MONDAY: SENIORS DAY 25% OFF AFTERNOONS; 50% OFF EVENINGS* GOLD BOOKLETS ONLY

WEDNESDAY: FREE COFFEE/TEA DAY FRIDAY: PATRONS DAY

LOST: Beige Alaska Jacket, possibly left at Tim Horton’s. REWARD. 403-343-7712

25% OFF AFTERNOONS; 50% OFF EVENINGS*

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION

Found

FOUND - white, curlyhaired dog in the Rosedale area. Male, no tattoo or collar. Looks to be Bichon Frise. Contact 403-986-3598, leave message please. FOUND Saturday morning at the Oxbow dog park: Pierced Earring. Phone to identify: 403-343-6257 leave message.

GOLD BOOKLETS ONLY

2ND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH

FREE BREAKFAST 10:30-11:45 AM & FREE SUPPER 5:00-6:15 PM

RED DEER BINGO CENTRE 4946-53 Ave. 347-4504 (Just West of Superstore) Check Us Out @ www.reddeerbingocentre.ca

Afternoon & Evening Bingo 7 Days a Week

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Personals


D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Oilfield

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If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: hr@alstaroilfield.com Please Quote Job # 1209 on Resume For detailed job description Please email hr@alstaroilfield.com Or visit our Career Section at: www.alstaroilfield.com “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions”

Landcore Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Rathole and Pile Driving services throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking a full-time Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year Heavy Duty Mechanic for our Ponoka location. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefits plan. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Heavy Truck and Trailer maintenance and repair - Light Duty Pick-up maintenance and repair - CVIP inspection -Heavy off-road equipment maintenance and repair Candidates should own their own tools, class 5 drivers license, Heavy Duty Trade Certification. Experience in welding and fabrication an asset (but not necessary). Successful candidates should excel in oral communication skills, problem solving, and working with others. To apply, either email resumes to info@ landcore.ca or fax to 403 783 2011

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds Professionals

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

WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED

EAST 40TH PUB

WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER

company looking for exp’d driver. Scheduled days off, medical benefits, above average salary. Must have clean abstract. Fax resume, abstract and current oilfield tickets to 403-342-2152. No phone calls accepted.

JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! Looking for a WAITRESS/WAITER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673

Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd

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

SITE SAFETY SERVICES INC.

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

Professionals

810

F/T ACCOUNTANT

req’d to start immed. Mon-Fri. The successful candidate will oversee the accounting for several small companies and should have a minimum of 5 years experience. Knowledge of Simply Accounting is an asset. Please e-mail resumes to: jdrummond@microage.cc

Restaurant/ Hotel

820

A&W GASOLINE ALLEY BOTH LOCATIONS Now accepting applications for F/T & P/T Cooks & Cashiers & for F/T Supervisors. Please apply in person to either Gasoline Alley Location or email resume to: awwillow@rttinc.com

810

Payroll Administrator www.rdcrs.ab.ca

Looking for Part/Full Time BARTENDER/SERVER. Apply with resume to 3811 40 Ave, Red Deer

POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Bartender/Waitress Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.

Sales & Distributors

830

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

Trades

850

NOW HIRING

Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer

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

for work in Red Deer

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

BOOTS Transport Ltd. has openings for Class 1 drivers to run the 4 Western Provinces. Min. 2 years driving experience required. Wage between 40-70K per year. Fax resume to Calgary 403-238-5811 or call 403-238-5755. 3rd or 4th yr. Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745

EXPERIENCED repair person req’d for local truck company. Work involves all aspects of heavy truck and trailer repair and dismanteling. Must be physically fit. HD Mechanic or equivelant experience We offer competitive wages, benefits weekends off. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call FILLED!

with several years’ experience in road construction. We are looking for an individual who has the ability to provide quality and service in a fast-paced environment, work independently, and can contribute to the success of Netook’s current and future goals. The qualifications and responsibilities for the position include: • 7 to 10 years’ experience in civil projects (municipal and highway construction). Require earthworks knowledge from start to finish. • Coordinate and organize equipment, personnel/crews, materials. Supervise crews of approximately 20 to 25 people. • Strong communication, interpersonal, time management and organization skills. • Promote a safe work environment, ensure safety of crews and compliance in areas of safety policy and procedures. A competitive compensation package including benefits is available.

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: satjobs@shaw.ca FOUNDATION COMPANY in Red Deer is currently seeking Experienced Foundation Form Workers. Please fax resume to 403-346-5867 INDUSTRIAL painter required for a sandblasting & painting shop. Must pass drug/substance testing. Fax resume to 403-340-3800 JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: bouvier9@telus.net

Please apply with resume with references to careers@netook.ca or fax (403) 556-6231. No phone calls please. 303899F6

820 KFC requires

DELIVERY DRIVERS

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

303422F4

Daytime, Evening, FT & PT Shifts Available

LARGE roofing company in Red Deer is looking for person with approx 20 yrs experience in the residential shingling & exterior industry. Has abilities to detect deficiencies & correct leaks, perform preventative maintenance & warranty work. Email resume to nickerson_shawn@ hotmail.com or fax to 403-346-7556 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 REQUIRE EXPERIENCED STONE MASON to start immed. Also seeking experienced LABOURER. Must have valid drivers license & own transportation. Contact 403-358-6243

TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300

Aspen Ridge 111 AMMETER CLOSE June 5th 6-8, June 6th 4-8 Tons of toys, household items, games, books, CD’s, DVD’s & seasonal items. Everything in exc, cond.

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

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

860

Truckers/ Drivers

CLASS 1 drivers req’d for flat deck work. Steady year round work. Benefits, exc. wages and safety bonuses. Successful candidates must be hard working, must know your load securement and love driving as you will be traveling throughout BC, AB, SK & MB. Please fax resumes and drivers abstract to 1-855-784-2330 DRIVER with clean Class 1 or Class.2. Bus driver or semi driver exp. preferred Must be availl eves. and wknds. Looking for both P/T & F/T Fax resume to 347-4999 or email to: frontbus@platinum.ca F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

880

Misc. Help

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

880

Misc. Help

*POWDER COATER WE OFFER: * Full Time hours * Great benefit program after 3 mos. * Most weekends off * Competitive Wages Hardworking need only apply. Bring resume to: Metal Strip & Coatings 4617 63rd Street Mon-Fri 8-5. No Phone Calls Please. 4C’S TRAILERS in Lacombe is HIRING! We are looking for a general labourer/trailer technician. Previous mechanical/trailer experience preferred, and ability to do heavy lifting. Benefits after 3 months, full time Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Starting wage is $14-$16/hr. Email resume to 4cstrailers@telus.net or call 403-782-4879 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Academic Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• • • •

FALL START

Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

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

in 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

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Misc. Help

Misc. Help

880

Misc. Help

880

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: kellyshimp@gmail.com We will contact only those applicants invited for an interview. Closing Date for application is Friday June 14th, or until a suitable candidate is found.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

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

Carpenters & Labourers

EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & top dollar. Call 403-347-2522

CIVIL EARTHWORKS FOREMAN

Western Masonry Structures

NOW HIRING

EXP’D Roofers required. 403-986-1961

Netook Construction Ltd. is a heavy equipment contractor based in Olds, Alberta with an operating history of over 35 years. Netook Construction Ltd. is currently seeking a

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

WEST 285 Ltd. o/a Perfume from the Ocean & Cosmetics in Red Deer, req’s F/T Shift Supervisor w/1 - 2 yrs. exp. $17.50/hr. Email: west285ltd@gmail.com

ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE 304357F1

For information on this career opportunity visit:

Restaurant/ Hotel

850

Trades

303599F15

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.

820

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

EXPERIENCED Oilfield Construction Lead Hands RED DEER based hot shot Experienced Oilfield Construction Labourers

Restaurant/ Hotel

301314F1-4

800

Oilfield

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

Currently seeking reliable people to deliver morning newspapers in: WESTPARK Candidate must have reliable vehicle and be 18+. Perfect job for seniors, students, or anyone looking to make extra $. Routes on average only take about an hour per day. Also are eligible for monthly carrier contests & bonuses. Call Quitcy at 403-314-4316 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

DSM INC.

looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.00/hr. F/T Food counter attendants 3 positions $11/hr. 1105903 AB Ltd. o/a Eckville Gas & Snacks, 5008 - 48 St. Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.88/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13/hr. F/T Food counter attendant 2 positions $11.50/hr 1105903 AB LTD. o/a Alhambra corner Hwy.11 R R 54 AB TOM OCO F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.88hr. F/T food service supervisor, 2 positions $13/hr. F/T food counter attendants 4 positions $11.50/hr 1373883 AB Ltd. o/a Caroline Gas & Snacks. #1 4903 50 Ave. Caroline AB T0M 0M0 Please send resumes by e-mail, mail, fax or in person Fax: 403-746-3229 shinbukap@hanmail.net or mail to Box 506 Eckville T0M 0X0 until June 14, 2013 Start your career! See Help Wanted Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

LANCASTER AREA

Fluid Experts Ltd.

Vanson Close/ Visser St.

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

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

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

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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

Lewis Close/ Law Close SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA

TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 Customer sales/service

SUMMER WORK

Immediate openings, $16 base/appt., Conditions apply, no exp. nec., training given 403-755-6711 www.summeropenings.ca/

F/T sales and customer service associate, bilingual French/English an asset. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: careers@buyairsoft.ca

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATOR REQUIRED AT THE RED DEER COLLEGE

For afternoon delivery once per week

Brookfield Johnson Controls provides workplace management services for real estate portfolios in Canada. Our team is over 1,400 people strong and growing, taking the newest technologies indoors to help plant the seeds of sustainable, green innovation. Our streamlined, specialized services delivered by our hand-picked team have made us the Canadian leader in our field.

In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

Red Deer based Company is looking for a fill in Class 1 Driver for refrigerated Optimization - it means deliveries between Calgary getting the very best out of and Edmonton. P&D everything and that carries experience is a must, through all that we do. training will be provided. In return for your best, This is a great position for we give you: a semi retired individual. Please e-mail resume to • Competitive Base Salary axel28@telus.net or fax to & Compensation Programs (403)341-6622. • Work Life Balance • Attractive Annual Incentive Program • Flexible Benefits Package • Rewarding RRSP & SEEKING Savings Plans What Makes Us Attractive

Seeking Purchasing

Qualifications: Administrator • Experience with the Responsibilities include: operation of skid steer loader, snow plow truck, Manage input & tracking of sander and landscape purchase orders - present for review, obtain necesequipment mowers. • Mechanically inclined sary approvals, and submit capable to service and to vendors & proof vendor order confirmations. do minor repairs to the Administering price lists, above equipment a organizing promotional definite asset. • Must be available to information from vendors & stores & generating work some extreme monthly sales reports.† overtime hours during Strong computer skills, the winter snow removal with proficiency using season and participate Microsoft Office and proven in on call rotation. • Some heavy labour is ability to create and maintain complex analysis required at times must be physically capable reports in spreadsheets. Attention to detail, multiof performing duties task oriented, strong • Team player able to work alone with minimal communication & superior organizational, time supervision management & problem • Clean drives abstract solving skills required.† and background check Remuneration based on will be required • Candidate must be able education and experience. Excellent benefits.† to adhere to company APPLY NOW! safety regulations and Email resume to policies. careers@chatters.ca Fax resume to This is a full time position 1-888-409-0483 with full benefits. All Online @ www.chatters.ca uniforms, safety equipment and tools will be supplied. We also offer annual safety footwear contribution. Candidates please apply online at: www.brookfieldjohnson controls.com/our-careers/

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 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds 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

THE TASTY BAKERY PACKAGING & COUNTER SALES P/T OPPORTUNITY No early mornings, No late nights No Sundays, Apply in person at: Bay #1, 2319 Taylor Drive (directly behind Nutters)

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 location.†

CONTRACT SALES ADMINISTRATOR P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY

Trail offers excellent training and a competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a well known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to: Chris Sturdy in person at 2823 Bremner Avenue.

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates.

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com Accounting

1010

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

Contractors

1100

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

CONCRETE???

We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate.

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301

6 days per week Vehicle needed

MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169

DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo

SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

1130

Call Jamie Eavestroughing 403-314-4306 For more information GUTTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED. 403-391-2169

Escorts

1165

Massage Therapy

1280

Painters/ Decorators

1310

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

PAINTING BY DAVE VII MASSAGE Interior, Exterior, New Feeling over Construction. Comm/Indust. whelmed? 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for EDEN Hard work day? seniors. Free estimates. 587-877-7399 10am-midnight Pampering at its work guaranteed. We best. #7 7464 Gaetz Allcarry WCB & Liability Ave. www. Insurance. 403-307-4798 EROTICAS PLAYMATES viimassage.biz Girls of all ages 598-3049 www.eroticasplaymates.net Seniors’ In/Out Calls to Hotels. 403-986-6686 Services RED DEER’S BEST Handyman

Services

1200

GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Massage Therapy

1372

1280

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666

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

FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161

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

Moving & Storage

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

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

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

Yard Care

1430

BEYOND THE HEDGE. Weekly/Bi-weekly & holiday mows still avail. Call 403-596-6856 LAWN/HEDGE Trimming Services. Call Paul, local Red Deer # 587-679-0917 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745


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Misc. Help

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Misc. for Sale

1760

ROMAN STACK RUSTIC DECORATIVE BRICKS. 57 of them at $1.50 each. 403-346-6058

FEMALE pat down person req.’d in bar. VINYL FENCING material,

No exp. necessary. Apply in person after 3 pm.

920

Career Planning

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

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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

1530

Auctions

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

1540

Bicycles

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

1590

Clothing

MEN’S HONDO BRAND COWBOY BOOTS. Size 8.5 D. One brown pair & one grey pair.†$25 a pair. Call (403) 342-7908.

EquipmentMisc.

1620

FORKLIFT, Komatsu, single mast, gas engine. $2500. 403-347-6455

EquipmentHeavy

1630

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

1660

Firewood

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

LOGS

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

1680

Garden Supplies

15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR & BROOK POPLAR Beautiful trees. You dig. Please phone 403-302-1919 21” POULL Self Propelled Lawn Mower. $100. SOLD

Household Appliances

1710

privacy & picket models, Discount pricing. Ltd. amt. in stock. 43-347-6455

Musical Instruments

1770

GUITAR, Black Segovia, like new. $150. 403-343-0858

1840

Dogs

SHELTIES 4M, 1F, vet checked, ready to go $500/ea. 403-722-3204 846-0198

Sporting Goods

1860

FREE Briarwood pool table by Brunswick 100” x 55”, GONE WORLD famous, 2 compartment, 4 man, RUBBER RAFT. Can attach motor to back. Used only once. $200. 403-343-0858

Travel Packages

1900

Stereos TV's, VCRs

1730

MAGNAVOX am/fm radio with cassette player $20 . ***SOLD***

Misc. for Sale

1760

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

Horses

2140

WESTPARK

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

WOODLAND MANOR (Innisfail) 2 units avail July 1st, newly built, adults only bldg, 2 bdrm, 6 appl, central vac, patio, $1000 + pwr, $950 SD, No pets, N/S, PM 516 ~ 106, 5205 Woodland Rd Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

Manufactured Homes

3040

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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

3050

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

4 PLEX in Normandeau, 2 bdrm, 4 appls, water, sewer & garbage incld’d, fenced yard, bsmt. fully reno’d. no pets, $1000 rent/s.d. 403-788-3980 or 403-357-4094

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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

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

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

3 BDRM, 3 bath home , nice deck, new paint & carpet, for over 40 couple with no pets at 7316-59 Ave. Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. Ph: 403-341-4627 3 bdrm. house in Lacombe, 1 bath, fenced yard, workshop, garden shed, $1100/mo. SD same, utils. not incld. 403-391-6512 4 BDRM. 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage $1695 mo. 403-782-7156 357-7465

8 LACEY CLOSE Beautiful Home

ORIOLE PARK

Avail June 1st, 3 bdrm, 1 bath 1/2 duplex, 2 appl, $1200 + util, $1150 SD, small pet ok with fee, N/S, PM 295 ~ 225 Overdown Dr Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

DOWNTOWN

1530

Cars

5030

Trucks

5050

Fifth Wheels

5110

CLEARVIEW

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

GLENDALE

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

HIGHLAND GREEN

(Liberty Place) Avail June 1st, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 5 appl, storage shed, carport, $1025 incl water, $975 SD, small pet ok with fee, N/S, PM 561 ~ L02, 6547 - 59 Ave ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

Suites

3060

AVAIL. July 1st. Large 1 bdrm. on 3rd flr w/balcony, new reno’s, 6 appls. $775/mo. $750 DD. Free water & heat. Close to parks/trails, Call Don (780) 554-2870.

CITY VIEW APTS.

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

DOWNTOWN

Avail July 1st, 1 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 appl, FREE laundry in bldg, adults only, $750 + pwr, $700 SD, No pets, N/S, PM 19 ~ 8, 5340 - 47 Ave Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

HOSPITAL NORTH

(Victoria Apts) Avail June 1st 1 bdrm, 1 bath suite, 2 appl, laundry in bldg, adults only, $775 + pwr, $725 SD, N/S, No pets, PM 479 ~ 10, 5110 - 43 St ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

INNISFAIL

2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 appl, laundry in bldg, $750 + pwr, $700 SD, No pets, N/S, PM 34 ~ 203, 5604 50 Ave ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

MATURE responsible female to share fully furnished owner occupied townhouse in Anders. $525 SD. $525 rent, all inclusive, n/s, no pets 403-963-1229 QUIET, very nice 2 bdrm condo. N/S working M. $525, $500 s.d. 403-986-3165

3090

Rooms For Rent

FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277 SMALL BDRM. Furnished. $450. 403-342-4604 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

M O B I L E t o b e m o v e d . 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA SE 1998 Moduline 16x76. 3 Fully loaded, heated steerbdrm., 2 bath, 7 appls. ing wheel, fast car. Only New flooring, skylight. 89,000 kms. REDUCED $12,000 403-304-5860 $75,000 obo. 403-506-9128 MUST SELL By Owner. Mauricia 403-340-0225

Income Property

4100

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

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

4130

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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FINANCIAL

4000-4190

CLASSIFICATIONS 4400-4430

4010

Tim McRae Century 21 Advantage Current with Industry change. June 1st, 2013 appointed Designated Agent. If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies (Author Unknown) Call for Industry details, market evaluation, selling or buying.

Tim McRae D.A

4020

Houses For Sale

Money To Loan

4430

wheels CLASSIFICATIONS

A HALF DUPLEX HOME 5000-5300 located @ 4624-46A Ave. Close, Sylvan Lake, AB. The 980 sq. ft. main flr. l i v i n g r o o m , d i n e t t e , Cars kitchen with oak cabinetry, 1 average size bdrm., a master bdrm. & 4 piece RARE 1989 Camaro 1LE, main bathroom. Recent only 87,000 km. 5 psd., 305 updates incl. 3 windows, tune port injection, chip, 3” appliances, roof, toilet exhaust, original paint. New & f l o o r i n g . F u l l h e i g h t tires. $15,000 obo 403-597-9523 concrete bsmt. is partly developed with family room, spare room, mechanical room, & 1 complete bdrm. & 3 piece bathroom. 1-403-887-2693

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2009 FORD MUSTANG Shelby GT 500 16163 kms lthr., $39888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

LUXURIOUS 1 1/2 DUPLEX in gated community in Red Deer. 2 bdrm. + den, 3 bath. Phone 403-506-9491 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550

2007 MERCEDES BENZ B200 FWD $8888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

www.laebon.com

4040

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

Tent Trailers

5130

CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

2005 HD Road King Custom 1 owner, mint cond, 32,000 kms, chrome everywhere, black cherry, wide passenger seat, great cruiser, selling due to buying 2013 Road King $18,000 403-391-0293 cabay@telusplanet.net

5100

2002 EXPLORER. Sleeps 6, awning, stove, fridge, furnace, microwave & other extras. $3500 obo SOLD

Boats & Marine

5160

Locally owned and family operated

SUV's

5040 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

2008 JEEP Commander hemi, sunroof, Quadra-Drive, nav $18,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import 2005 TRIPLE E Senator, 28’ Ford V010 chassis, w/car dolly. no slide-out, $35,000. 403-350-0542

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

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

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. **SOLD**

1977 CHAMPION Toba, command bridge, 26’ twin OMC gas motors, needs some work, on tandem trailer. Trailer used very little. 780-910-7024

Tires, Parts Acces.

5180

D & G 5th wheel hitch c/w rails, vented tailgate $300; chrome grill guard w/ rubber bumpers, $250 403-309-2066 391-2161

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

5110

Fifth Wheels

Auto Wreckers

5190

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 2004 LAND ROVER Freelander sunroof, lthr., $8888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634

Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses

2006 KAWASAKI Ninja, 10,300 kms. $4,700. 403-597-5972

Motorhomes

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

5120

2010 23’ CREEKSIDE select model, used by retired seniors 3 summers, permanently parked, but can move. Large deck and utility shed. 780-312-2567 2003 OUTBACK 25’ lite weight, white int., exc. cond., 2 doors w/slide, $10,700 403-391-8806

2005 GULF STREAM 1 Owner, N/S, no pets. $66,000. 30,000 km. 780-372-2079 2009 DODGE VIPER SRT ACR replica 28000 kms., $74,888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

Holiday Trailers

1966 CADILLAC DeVille $9888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

5030

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com

5080

2008 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900. 21,400 kms. $6,250 OBO 587-877-4232, Will

MORTGAGES AVAIL.on all types of real estate including raw land and acreages. Bruised credit and self employed welcome. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436

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403-346-0021

Motorcycles

RAYMOND SHORES

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

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

2005 BMW Z-4 3.0i 6 speed, lthr., $22,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

homes

Realtors & Services

2005 MINI COOPER lthr., 5 spd, 77596 kms, $17888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

Cottages/Resort Property

3190

Mobile Lot

2004 F150 4X4 Supercrew Loaded,†leather, console shift, sunroof, $6950 ***SOLD***

Trucks

5050

2007 BUICK ALLURE 1997 F150 4x4 Lariet CX FWD, $7888 loaded, exc. cond, low 403-348-8788 Sport & Import kms. 403-550-1835

2011 FIFTH WHEEL Heartland/Elkridge Model 27RLSS; Used less than 20 nights; One Slide; Queen Bed;3 pc ensuite $25,900. Call Ron at 403-357-7115 2007 Wilderness 29ft, Jack and Jill bunks, 13ft slide, spotless, $14,900. 403-896-4023

WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629 for. 309 3300

SIMPLE!

It’s simple to run a Garage Sale Ad in the Red Deer Advocate and make quick cash. Phone Classifieds 309-3300.

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot

LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

ACREAGE EQUIPMENT

MORRISROE MANOR

1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

DAVE HOPKINS

5440 – 51 Street

Riverfront Estates

Newly Reno’d Mobile

(Silversands Apt) Avail now, 2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, COMPUTER Chair, $20; 2 appl, laundry in bldg, Corner computer stand, $950 + pwr, $900 SD, N/S, $20; 403-986-2849 No pets, PM 303 NEW twin fitted and flat ~ 304, 4814 - 46 St sheet set, pillowcase, Sim Mgmt & Realty cream, 80% cotton 403-340-0065 ext 412 $15 403-309-7787 www.simproperties.ca

Auctions

SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca

Avail. July 15th, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath mobile home, 4 appl, 2 sheds, fenced yard, $1175 + util, $ 1125 SD, N/S, under 12’ pet ok with fee, PM 448 ~ 1007, 7050 Gray Dr ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

AGRICULTURAL

4090

Manufactured Homes

HALMAN Heights

GLENDALE

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

3080

Roommates Wanted

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 avail. July 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

1830

1720

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

3030

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, Cats no pets, n/s, $1245 or $1270 along the river. SD $1000. avail. June 7, FREE to good home, 2 wonderful indoors cats, 403-304-7576 347-7545 orange tabby brothers, 5 SYLVAN LAKE yrs. old, very social, food Avail. June 1st 2 bdrm, and access. incld. 2 bath condo, 5 appl, 2 403-341-5104 350-5524 balconies, 2 parking stalls, KITTENS $1200 + pwr, $1150 SD, TO GIVE AWAY. N/P, N/S, PM 426 403-597-9243 ~ 108, 3 Broadway Rise ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 403-340-0065 ext 412 www.simproperties.ca

4 bright bdrms, 3 full baths, APPLS. reconditioned lrg. fenced yard, double garage. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. 5†appls. In-suite laundry. No pets. N/S. $2495 & warr. Riverside Appliances UTIL, SD $2495. Avail NOW. 403-342-1042 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 WHIRLPOOL washer and dryer 6 yrs. old, $600/pair, BLACKFALDS highchair $50, playpen $50 Avail June 1st. 3 bdrm, all like new 403-304-9610 1 bath main floor, separate entrances, 6 appl, newly Household reno’d, $1350 + 60% util, $1300 SD, No pets, N/S, Furnishings PM 565 ~ 25 Silver Drive ~ Sim Mgmt & Realty 2 LAZ-E-BOY Rocker Recliners. 403-340-0065 ext 412 2 yrs old. exc. cond. Brown. www.simproperties.ca $500/pair. 403-346-6058

WANTED

Condos/ Townhouses

MIRROR, AB

Saturday, June 8, 2013 @ 11AM

304288F4,7

VEHICLES, RV & ATV - 1991 Pace Arrow 34’ Class A Motor Home, 1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 4 Dr Sedan, 2001 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Crew Cab, SB, Yamaha Moto 4 350CC Oil Cooled ATV, Truck Box Utility Trailer, 2-Wheel Car Dolly. TRACTORS - 1951 Ford 8N Tractor Converted To 12 Volt w/Tire Chains & Belt Pulley, MF 135 Gas Tractor W/3Pt. ACREAGE & 3PT EQUIPMENT -Woods 7’ Back Blade w/3pt, Wood 5’ Semi-Trail Rough Cut Mower w/3pt, 2- Diamond Harrows & Draw Bar, Ferguson Side Delivery Hay Rake w/3pt, Rear Dirt Bucket w/3pt, Sickle Mower w/3pt, 2-Btm Plow w/3pt, Ferguson Cultivator w/3pt. 2010 Husqvarna RZ 5424 ZERO TURN MOWER, LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT, ANTIQUES, TOOLS, HOUSEHOLD, SMALL APPLIANCES & MISC. See website for full list and pictures. Auctioneers Note: David is selling the acreage and no longer needs this good equipment. TERMS: CASH/CHEQUE/C/CARD Subject to additions & Deletions • Lunch Available

www.montgomeryauctions.com

Auctioneers & Sales Management DON MONTGOMERY ICCA Auctioneer 403-885-5149 • 1-800-371-6963 Box 939, Blackfalds, AB

NOW RENTING 1& 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/ onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat and hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955 PENHOLD 1 bdrm., incl. heat/ water. $685 avail. June 1, no pets 403-348-6594

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IN TODAY’S

1 bdrm. apt. avail. immed. 2 bdrm. avail. July. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686

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

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Turkish PM dismisses protests BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish riot police launched round after round of tear gas against protesters on Monday, the fourth day of violent demonstrations, as the president and the prime minister staked competing positions on the unrest. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejected the protesters’ demands that he resign and dismissed the demonstrations as the work of Turkey’s opposition. President Abdullah Gul, for his part, praised the mostly peaceful protesters as expressing their democratic rights. The two men could face off next year in Turkey’s presidential election. Turkey has been rocked by violent demonstrations since Friday, when police launched a pre-dawn raid against a peaceful sit-in protesting plans to uproot trees in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. Since then, the demonstrations by mostly secular-minded Turks have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest anti-government disturbances in years. Clashes continued late into the night Monday in both Istanbul and Ankara. In Istanbul, the country’s largest city, acrid clouds of tear gas billowed up from the streets of the Besiktas area as protesters ran for cover. Riot police deployed water cannons to keep demonstrators back. An uneasy calm settled on the city’s Taksim Square, which protesters were protecting with makeshift barricades using battered buses, cars and any other material they could find to prevent police from entering the square. In Ankara, protesters chanted for Erdogan to resign. Turkey’s main stock exchange dropped 10.5 per cent Monday as investors worried about the destabilizing effect of the demonstrations. The Turkish Doctors’ Association said one protester died after a vehicle slammed into a crowd in Istanbul but the governor’s office insisted the man’s death was accidental. The doctors’ group also said eight people hurt in Ankara were in critical condition.

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Protesters holding a Turkish flag march during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Monday. Demonstrations that grew out of anger over excessive police force have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest anti-government demonstrations in years, challenging Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s power. The protests are seen as a display of frustration with Erdogan, whom critics say has become increasingly authoritarian. Many accuse him of forcing his conservative, religious Islamic outlook on the lives of secular Turks. Erdogan rejects the accusations, insisting he respects all sections of Turkish society and has no desire to infringe on different lifestyles. He has also rejected accusations of being authoritarian, saying: “I am not a master but a servant” of the people. But he does believe the protests have a deeply political purpose. “The protests weren’t about the squares or the trees, some parties were not happy about results of the elections,” Erdogan said late Monday

while on a visit to Morocco. “The situation is a lot calmer now and reason seems to be prevailing. I think things will return to normal. These demonstrations are not all over Turkey, just in some big cities.” In Washington, the Obama administration voiced concern Monday over Turkey’s crackdown on protesters, urging authorities to exercise restraint and all sides to refrain from violence. Secretary of State John Kerry, who has travelled to Turkey three times since becoming America’s top diplomat, said the U.S. was following the situation closely and was troubled by reports of excessive force by the police. He also said Washington is “deeply concerned” by the large number of

More than 65 countries sign world arms trade agreement More than 65 countries signed the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Monday and the United States announced it will sign soon, giving a strong kickoff to the first major international campaign to stem the illicit trade in weapons that fuel conflicts and extremists. The announcement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the U.S. — the world’s largest arms dealer — will sign is critical, but the treaty’s ultimate strength rests on support by all major arms exporters and importers. While the treaty was overwhelmingly approved on April 2 by the U.N. General Assembly, key arms exporters including Russia and China and major importers including India, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Egypt abstained and have given no indication yet that they will sign it. Signatures are the first step to ratification, and the treaty will only take effect after 50 countries ratify it. Finland’s Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja, a key treaty backer, predicted that there will be 50 ratifications “within slightly more than a year — but the real test is, of course, getting those who still have doubts or who have not made up their minds, to sign on and ratify.” The treaty will require countries that ratify it to establish national regulations to control the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers, but it will not control the domestic use of weapons in any country. It prohibits the transfer of conventional weapons if they violate arms embargoes or if they promote acts of genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes, and if they could be used in attacks on civilians or civilian buildings such as schools and hospitals. What impact the treaty will have in curbing the global arms trade — estimated at between $60 billion and $85 billion — remains to be seen. A lot will depend on which countries ratify it, and how stringently it is implemented once it comes into force. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a special event marking the signings that the treaty shows that “the world has finally put an end to the ’free-forall’ nature of international weapons transfers.” “The treaty ... will make it harder for weapons to be diverted into the illicit market, to reach warlords, pirates, terrorists and criminals or to be used to commit grave human rights abuses or violations of international humanitarian law,” Ban said. He urged all countries — especially major armstrading countries — to sign and ratify the treaty saying “the eyes of the world are watching arms traders, manufacturers and governments, as never before.” At the morning session, 62 countries signed the treaty, and in the afternoon five more signed, bringing the total to 67, about one-third of the U.N.’s 193 member states which U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane called “impressive.” The seven co-sponsors of the treaty — Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, Kenya and the United Kingdom — issued a joint statement at a news conference Monday morning saying they were “heartened” that on the first day the treaty is open to signature so many countries were signing. “It is vital that the treaty comes into force as soon as possible and is effectively implemented,” the cosponsors said. Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Monday’s event “sends a strong signal to the international community” of wide support for the treaty but stressed that “more is needed” because the treaty “can only make a real difference if it is

fully implemented on a global scale.” Australian Ambassador Peter Woolcott, president of the final treaty conference, told a news conference that “all the major exporters and importers played a highly constructive role in the negotiations ... so I’m hopeful that they will be able to sign up.” Amnesty International’s arms control chief Brian Wood said it understands that “China is looking positively at this treaty,” but “Russia is more skeptical.” There have been some problems in harmonizing the translations of the treaty into the U.N.’s six official languages, and Kerry said the United States looks forward to signing the document “as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily.” Once that happens, the treaty would have to be ratified by the U.S. Senate where it is expected to face an uphill struggle because of opposition from the powerful National Rifle Association. Kerry said the treaty will require countries to implement strict international controls, similar to those already in place in the United States, to prevent the diversion and misuse of conventional weapons “and create greater international co-operation against black market arms merchants.”

EUROPE FLOODING BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PASSAU, Germany — Swollen rivers gushed into the old section of Passau in southeast Germany on Monday, as water rose in the city to levels not seen in more than five centuries. The city was one of the worst hit by flooding that has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. At least eight people were reported to have died and nine were missing due to floods in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. “The situation is extremely dramatic,” Herbert Zillinger, a spokesman for Passau’s crisis centre said. Much of the city was inaccessible on foot and the electricity supply was shut down as a precaution, he said. Rescuers were using boats to evacuate residents from flooded parts of the city. Authorities in the afternoon evacuated a prison that was in danger of being flooded, moving 60 inmates to two other nearby facilities on higher ground. But with water from the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers relentlessly pouring into the city, water was advancing into previously dry streets — in one case going from dry to ankle-deep within half an hour.

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people who have been injured. Erdogan, in power since 2003 after winning three elections in landslides, will hit his term limit as prime minister and could run against Gul next year. Erdogan has also advocated a new system that would give the head of state increased powers, leading to criticism that he may be trying to monopolize power. The two men were close allies and among a core group who founded Erdogan’s Islamic-rooted Justice and Development party in 2001 but there have been signs of growing differences between them. Last year, Erdogan openly criticized Gul, saying Turkey cannot have a “double-headed government” after the president called on police to halt a crackdown on a pro-secular rally. Both men have denied allegations of a rift, however. An opinion poll last year indicated that Turks would vote for Gul, rather than Erdogan, in the elections. On Monday, the leader of Turkey’s secular, main opposition party discussed the protests with Gul. “The prime minister should apologize to protesters... We hope that once he does that the incident will be over completely,” Kemal Kilicdaroglu, who heads the Republican People’s Party. Gul was scheduled to meet Tuesday with Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, who is acting prime minister in Erdogan’s absence. Erdogan’s adviser, Yalcin Akdogan, suggested the protests were an attempt to harm the prime minister’s image. “(Erdogan) is a leader who appears once every 100 years. He is a leader who has transformed Turkey,” Akdogan said. “We won’t allow him to be harmed.” On Monday, Erdogan angrily rejected comparisons with the current protests and the Arab Spring uprisings that toppled governments in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. “We already have a spring in Turkey,” he said, alluding to the nation’s free elections. “But there are those who want to turn this spring into winter. “Be calm, these will all pass,” he said.


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Cheap vinegar test cut cervical cancer deaths in India MUMBAI, India — A simple vinegar test slashed cervical cancer death rates by one-third in a remarkable study of 150,000 women in the slums of India, where the disease is the top cancer killer of women. Doctors reported the results Sunday at a cancer conference in Chicago. Experts called the outcome “amazing” and said this quick, cheap test could save tens of thousands of lives each year in developing countries by spotting early signs of cancer, allowing treatment before it’s too late. Usha Devi, one of the women in the study, says it saved her life. “Many women refused to get screened. Some of them died of cancer later,” Devi said. “Now I feel everyone should get tested. I got my life back because of these tests.” Pap smears and tests for HPV, a virus that causes most cervical cancers, have slashed cases and deaths in the United States. But poor countries can’t afford those screening tools. This study tried a test that costs very little and can be done by local people with just two weeks of training and no fancy lab equipment. They swab the cervix with diluted vinegar, which can make abnormal cells briefly change colour. This low-tech visual exam cut the cervical cancer death rate by 31 per cent, the study found. It could prevent 22,000 deaths in India and 72,600 worldwide each year, researchers estimate. “That’s amazing. That’s remarkable. It’s a very exciting result,” said Dr. Ted Trimble of the National Cancer Institute in the U.S., the main sponsor of the study. The story of research participant Usha Devi is not an unusual one. Despite having given birth to four children, she had never had a gynecological exam. She had been bleeding heavily for several years, hoping patience and prayers would fix things. “Everyone said it would go away, and every time I thought about going to the doctor there was either no money or something else would come up,” she said, sitting in a tiny room that serves as bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room for her entire family. One day she found a card from health workers trying to convince women to join the study. Devi is in her late 40s and like many poor Indians doesn’t know her date of birth. She learned she had advanced cervical cancer. The study paid for surgery to remove her uterus and cervix. The research effort was led by Dr. Surendra Shastri of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. India has nearly one-third of the world’s cases of cervical cancer — more than 140,000 each year. “It’s just not possible to provide Pap smear screening in developing countries. We don’t have that kind of money” or the staff or equipment, so a simpler method had to be found, Shastri said. Starting in 1998, researchers enrolled 75,360 women to be screened every two years with the vinegar test. Another 76,178 women were chosen for a control, or comparison group that just got cancer education at the start of the study and vouchers for a free Pap test — if they could get to

the hospital to have one. Women in either group found to have cancer were offered free treatment at the hospital. Still, this quick and free cancer screening was a hard sell in a deeply conservative country where women are subservient and need permission from husbands, fathers or others for even routine decisions. Social workers were sent into the slums to win people over. “We went to every single house in the neighbourhood assigned to us introducing ourselves and asking them to come to our health talks. They used to come out of curiosity, listen to the talk but when we asked them to get screened they would totally refuse,” said one social worker,

Vaishnavi Bhagat. “The women were both scared and shy.” One woman who did agree to testing jumped up from the table when she was examined with a speculum. “She started screaming that we had stolen her kidney,” Bhagat said. Another health worker was beaten by people in the neighbourhood when women realized they would have to disrobe to be screened. “There was a sense of shame about taking their clothes off. A lot of them had their babies at home and had never been to a doctor,” said one health worker, Urmila Hadkar. But screening worked. The quality of screening by health workers was comparable to that of an expert gynecologist, re-

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A health worker from Tata Memorial Hospital, centre, briefs a group of women about cervical cancer during one of her regular visit to a slum in Mumbai, India. searchers reported. The study was planned for 16 years, but results at 12 years showed lives were saved with the screening. So independent monitors advised offering it to the women in the comparison group. Officials in India already are making plans to expand the vinegar testing to a wider population. Many poor countries

can’t afford mammograms for breast cancer screening either. The India study also has been testing breast exams by health workers as an alternative. Preliminary results suggest breast cancers are being found at an earlier stage, but it’s too soon to know if that will save lives because not enough women have died yet to compare the groups, said Trimble of

the National Cancer Institute. More progress against cervical cancer may come from last month’s announcement that two companies will drastically lower prices on HPV vaccines for poor countries. Pilot projects will begin in Asia and Africa; the campaign aims to vaccinate more than 30 million girls in more than 40 countries by 2020.

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