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‘Whatever it takes’ REDFORD ANNOUNCES $1B FOR PHASE 1 OF ALBERTA FLOOD RELIEF BY BILL GRAVELAND AND JENNIFER GRAHAM THE CANADIAN PRESS The Alberta government made the first billiondollar ante Monday in a flood recovery effort that by all accounts will carry a staggering final tab. As thousands heaved soggy furniture, muddy carpets and mushy drywall into Dumpsters and thou-
sands more waited in shelters for the all clear to return home, the province approved an initial $1 billion to kick-start flood recovery. “We are going to do — please listen to my words — whatever it takes to get everyone back to a place where they can continue to live their lives,” Premier Alison Redford said. The money will be used to support people who have been forced from their homes, as well as to run
COMPLETE FLOOD COVERAGE A3, A5, C3 relief centres and to start rebuilding infrastructure. The government will provide pre-loaded debit cards to displaced residents to help with their immediate housing needs and day-to-day purchases. Those who qualify will receive $1,250 per adult and $500 per child.
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Significant damage left in wake of flooding BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF
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Resident Lisa Nguyen cleans the mud from a photograph of her father as she and volunteers are in clean up mode in the community of Bowness in Calgary on Monday.
Too soon to assess damage to parks system: city BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF With a flood warning no longer in effect and the Red Deer River steadily receding, the City of Red Deer has now turned its efforts to cleaning up the park system. But the city says it’s too soon and difficult to assess the damage to the trails or the river banks that will require remedial work. The Red Deer River crested at 1,335 cubic metres per second at a height of 5.56 metres on Saturday night. The flooding was not as bad as anticipated or close to the peak levels during in the 2005 flood. City manager Craig Curtis said there was no reported damage to private property and the minor damage was limited to Red Deer’s parks and trails. On Thursday, the city declared a state of emergency following a flood warning from Alberta Environment. With memories of the 2005 flood, the city enacted its emergency operations centre. Mayor Morris Flewwelling is attending the Making Cities Livable Conference in Portland but was in Red Deer on Thursday when the local state of emer-
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RED DEER gency was declared. This was the first time the city reacted to a large scale emergency situation under the city’s new emergency management model. The new planning is overseen by a new full-time emergency management co-ordinator. Deputy Mayor Tara Veer said the city has been preparing and allocating resources for emergency response for many years. She said the city fared well and was in a good position to respond to higher flood levels. “The time for planning for emergency is well ahead of time not in the moment,” said Veer. “Even if the waters had reached much higher flow and magnitude, I feel completely confident that the emergency operations centre had the situation well under control. Public safety was paramount and that was evident throughout.” Veer said it was bitter sweet to say that Red Deer fared so well compared to its neighbours in the south.
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Now that flood waters have receded rural Central Alberta municipalities are taking stock. While few doubt it could have been much worse, the damage is significant in some places. Garrington Bridge, a well-used link on Secondary Hwy 587 over the Red Deer River just a few km northeast of Sundre remained closed on Monday. High water flows ate away at an approach to the bridge. Red Deer County assistant manager Ric Henderson said there has been no word from the province on how soon it can be fixed. “It’s going to take some work.” In the meantime, residents heading east will have to detour north to another crossing and those heading west will have to take a southern route. About three dozen properties throughout the county saw some flooding, including a pair of homes on the Red Deer River about 15 km northwest of Innisfail. The residents of one home had earlier evacuated and the other homeowners were not there. No evacuation was ordered but the county alerted about 260 residents on a call-down list to the dangers with regular updates. The A-Soo-Wuh-Um Day Use Area five km west of Innisfail remains flooded after rising waters crept through on Saturday. Once a campground, A-Soo-Wuh-Um was hit hard by flooding in 2005. The county converted it to a day use area after that. Red Lodge Provincial Park, west of Bowden, also remains closed. Henderson said the situation was much the same as in 2005, although the Little Red Deer River did not seem as high and didn’t push as much water into the Red Deer River. “It was the same idea as in ’05. You know what’s coming,” he said. Jack Donald, whose home is in the county on the Red Deer River, said it didn’t match 2005 levels. He did get a small amount of flooding in his walk-out basement.
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Michener clients, caregivers trapped by flooding BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Four Michener Centre clients and their caregivers were given just 10 minutes to get ready for their evacuation from Kananaskis on Saturday. The eight Red Deer residents had been at William Watson Lodge since June 17 on vacation. They were set to leave on Thursday and had packed up their van, cleaned the two cabins they were staying at and were ready to go. But as Gail Duma, a Michener Centre caregiver, and the rest of the Michener Centre party went to leave, they were told they couldn’t. They were trapped by the flooding. “I was told the roads were closed,” said Duma, who has worked for the Michener Centre for 13 years. The Michener Centre clients are totally dependent on their caregivers. The four clients are classified as profound developmental delay and were labelled as first priority for rescue. “They came banging on our door (Saturday at about noon) and said ‘10 minutes and you can take three things,’” said Duma. “So me, my client and my purse with my dog. You have to realize what do you need right now.”
They were flown from Kananaskis to the helicopter pad near the Stoney Nakoda Casino on Hwy 1, and then were transported by vehicle back to Red Deer. Duma was home by 10:30 p.m. on Saturday. Where they stayed in Kananaskis was isolated as they had no cellphone reception and no Internet reception. There was a payphone, but the landline was out. While Duma was in Kananaskis she talked with people who weren’t being transported to safety immediately. She took down a list of people to contact and Sunday morning she phoned people from all over Canada to let them know their family or friends in Kananaskis were OK, supplies were being flown in, including food, water and medicine, and they still had heat, power and shelter. The Michener Centre staff email their supervisor to let them know what was going on so they in turn could contact guardians. “As a caregiver, you really realize someone’s life is literally in your hands,” said Duma. On Friday the Michener Centre group ran out of medications. “When I emailed my supervisor and told her of the situation she went to our pharmacy and found out the clients would be OK without medication for a
couple of days,” said Duma. “That was a relief, if we had people who had high seizure risk or heart problems it would have been a disaster.” Duma said the clients didn’t really understand exactly what was happening. “They’re labelled as profound so me and my staff keep them upbeat,” said Duma. “They understand tones so we kept it upbeat, we watched lots of movies and the clients were good. They didn’t realize they were in a disaster.” Because they were only able to carry a few items on their helicopter flight out, Duma told the staff at the lodge to take whatever they need. “Take our quilts, sleeping bags, quilts, whatever,” said Duma. “Take it and do what you have to do.” They also left behind food and their one-tonne van. “One of my clients, even though he doesn’t walk, he had shoes and actually gave them away to a lady who didn’t have any. She had a pair of flip-flops and I said ‘Just take them, these are replaceable.’ Her feet were soaked.” She said what people see on television is nothing compared to the actual damage done to the flooded areas. email@example.com
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RED DEER: Access to major trails still closed Bower Ponds is expected to open soon while Great Chief Park and the CPR Bridge opened on Monday afternoon. The access remains closed at major trails, including those at Three Mile Bend, Bower Ponds and River Bend. Parks and trails were closed, Fountain Drive and Riverside Drive were closed to traffic and six homes evacuated near the McKenzie Trail Recreation Area over the weekend. Roads have since re-opened and the residential evacuation orders have been lifted. Lions Campground, which was evacuated on Friday, remains closed. Veer said the true strength of any person or community of their character is demonstrated through adversity. She said Red Deerians demonstrated strong community spirit throughout the weekend with offers of help and support. The city is sending 5,300 sandbags and supplies to help with water treatment to Calgary and Medicine Hat. Fifteen Red Deer RCMP officers, three fire prevention officers and three paramedics have been a part of the relief efforts in southern Alberta. Red Deer’s emergency dispatch centre has been taking 911 calls for Black Diamond, High River, Canmore and Banff areas. The number of city staff who have been monitoring the entrances at parks and trails have been reduced. Curtis said they will only be in areas where they see the potential for danger. Those who want to help people in southern Alberta affected by the floods are asked to call the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-418-111. firstname.lastname@example.org
DAMAGE: Carefully log all repairs and keep receipts His home-made flood guard system of plastic sheets and sandbags backed up by pumps did its job. “We’re pretty prepared for it,” said Donald. While the river is running high and fast, the water had dropped about 1.5 metres since Sunday, he estimated. In Sundre, life is returning to normal. Patients at the hospital evacuated on Friday as a precaution were able to return on Saturday, as were all residents, mostly on the east side of the river, covered by a mandatory evacuation order. Kim Galloway, the town’s economic development officer, said the town’s Greenwood Campground remains closed and cleanup will begin once the area dries out. Residents of an adjacent RV Park should contact the manager there before returning. The town is warning the public to stay off walking trails along the river until further notice.
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Red Deer Golf and Country Club turf care worker Darion Loughlin squeegees flood water from one of the maintenance buildings at the golf course on Monday. Although the flooding Red Deer River came into the shops area, staff said all chemicals, fertilizers, maintenance products and machinery were moved to higher ground before flooding occurred over the weekend. Please see related video on www.reddeeradvocate.com. Town representatives and emergency officials plan to gather for debriefings at the end of this week and middle of next week to review progress and assess damage. In Mountain View County, a number of roads remain closed including the access into Coyote Creek RV Resort and the Waldren subdivision southwest of Sundre airport. County Reeve Bruce Beattie said they are still working out plans to get that route open. Installing a culvert or temporary bridge are among options. After much lobbying by local representatives, the province agreed earlier this spring to undertake a flood risk assessment of the area. “That was supposed to be underway. It hasn’t been started yet. I’m hoping this gives them some impetus to get that underway. “We will certainly be talking to the province. The river has changed course again.” The river is what is known as a braided river and tends to form new channels regularly, he said. “The question is there something we can do to direct it.” Berms installed by the county so far have done
their jobs. But the protection is nowhere near complete yet and it is hoped the province will agree to fund more work before a more severe flood hits. In Clearwater County, nearly a dozen roads are listed as closed. Campers and other West County visitors are warned to stay away for now because of localized flooding and mud slides. Photos posted on the municipality’s websites show the extent of the damage. A road at Nordegg mine site has a huge bite out of it and a photo taken on Monday of what is known as North Fork Road, shows it covered by water along a stretch many metres wide. Many municipal offices have water testing kits from Alberta Health Services for those who are concerned their wells may have been affected by flooding. Disaster Recovery Program applications are also available or go to www.aema.alberta.ca for information. Residents should take photographs of damaged property, both interior and exterior shots, and carefully log all repairs and retain receipts. email@example.com
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Central Albertans reach out to flood victims BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF About as fast as floodwaters overwhelmed southern Alberta communities last week, concerned citizens began offering their help. With tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes due to rising river levels, and flood damage expected to be in the billions, there was, is, and will be many hands needed to give those affected some sense of normalcy again. But as much as the giving spirit is appreciated, making sure people are helped in the best way possible sometimes means that not all offerings of support are accepted. In Red Deer, many citizens offered to help fill sandbags during the city’s state of local emergency, but such help was not needed. In Calgary, food donations were turned away and on Friday the province put out a release saying “Only financial donations are required at this time. Please do not make nonmonetary donations.” Following the Slave Lake wildfire in 2011, a report prepared by KPMG stated that in the aftermath, a flood of donations caused more problems for the relief cause. “Sorting, storing, and distributing physical donations was a very large and resource-intensive undertaking. The challenge of donations management
Calgary Stampede to go ahead CALGARY — The president of the Calgary Stampede says the world-famous event will go ahead next week “come hell or high water.” Bob Thompson says crews have been pumping millions of litres of water from the rodeo grounds, which were swamped last week by extensive flooding that hit much of southern Alberta. “Throughout our entire history, we have never
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was also complicated by the fact that no one was in a position to control what people donate, when, and to whom,” it read. A donation of money, it said, “provides optimal flexibility in terms of where it can be allocated and is much easier to manage when compared to goods.” Storage became an issue after the disaster, with a 25,000-square-foot airport hangar in Edmonton having to be rented to store the donated goods, and surplus donations often ended up being donated again to other organizations. The Red Cross is one of the charitable organizations leading relief efforts in Alberta, and in Red Deer citizens have been reaching out to the local branch for days. “We’ve had a lot of calls, lots of walk-ins. We’ve actually ended up bringing in two volunteers just to support our office with the call volume today,” said Matt Sawatsky, co-ordinator of disaster management. He said some people have reached out hoping to donate material goods, and in those cases, the Red Cross is able to pass would-be helpers on to a few Calgary organizations that are accepting such things. By last count, $2.6 million has been donated through the Red Cross to the Alberta relief cause. Some people wanting to send on material goods though are taking it upon themselves to help. Members of the Catalina Swim Club, for one, spent Saturday making 600 dry soup packs that have been
delivered to the hard hit Tsuu T’ina First Nation southwest of Calgary. Tracey McBeth-Kachor, a consultant with Epicure Selections who is involved with the club, said her husband, a Calgary firefighter who has been working on relief efforts as a dive rescue specialist, let her know that the donations were needed and was able to make sure they were properly delivered to those in need. “We’re taking our food into more troubled areas that maybe can’t get support. I know at the Tsuu T’ina Nation, their whole community is gone,” she said. “We found a loophole, because (the firefighters) are there first-hand.” Since starting her efforts, she said, word has spread, and over 8,000 people will be able to be fed with all the donations coming in. A ‘How you can help’ listing for the province can be found at www.alberta.ca/how-you-can-help.cfm. The province’s Non-Government Organization Council has established a toll-free line at 1-866-6286565, hosted by Samaritan’s Purse, for Albertans who want to volunteer. The Canadian Red Cross is managing donations Alberta-wide; call 403-346-1241 or 1-800-418-1111 to donate. Donations can also be made in person, online or by text message. firstname.lastname@example.org
cancelled a show, despite two wars and a Great Depression — 2013 will be no exception,” he said at a news conference Monday. “We will be hosting the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, come hell or high water.” Progress in the cleanup was clearly visible Monday as backhoes dumped wet loads of mud and silt into dump trucks. The track around the rodeo infield was a lake on Saturday, but appeared to be about half restored with sections cleared off and already beginning to dry.
And the severity of the flooding has a former top federal environmental adviser hoping that the Alberta-centric Harper government will finally get its “head out of the sand bag” when it comes to climate change. David McLaughlin, former head of the now-defunct National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, hopes the trauma will prompt awareness that climate change is resulting in ever-morefrequent extreme weather events. Alberta Premier Alison Redford has committed $1 billion to the recovery effort. The provincial government estimates some 120,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since the flooding began in earnest last week. According to the Canadian Disaster Database, the previous high was 107,000 people evacuated from Winnipeg in 1950 when flooding submerged a 10th of the city.
Flooding sets records OTTAWA — Water-logged southern Alberta is on track to set a new Canadian record for flood damage, both in terms of cost and the number of people forced from their homes. ber of 10,000 evacuees in Medicine Hat were allowed back, even though the South Saskatchewan River crested Monday morning. Officials say the rest won’t be allowed back until their homes are inspected, and if they are flooded, it will be even longer. Water that had submerged streets and surrounded homes and businesses was slowly receding. But Ron Robinson, director of emergency measures, warned that protective barriers continued to be “bombarded” by the high and fast-moving river. “The structural integrity of our berms is at issue and we require vigilant monitoring,” he said. “This is why there is an urgent need for people to be safe.” About 1,000 homes were hit by high water. About 1,500 people were registered at the city’s emergency centre and accommodation had been provided for about 600. Mayor Norm Boucher said it would be at least several days before the city would be “more mobile.” “It’s still not safe for people to return home. The water has moved down but it hasn’t moved down a lot,” Boucher said. “There’s still debris coming out. We have some dams that are starting to leak a little bit.” Sand-bagging efforts continued as a result, he said. “I know (people) want to go back ... but the reality is they won’t have electricity. They won’t have gas in the house. They can’t run pumps if they have water in the basement.” Among the sites left waterlogged was the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site. Spokesman Barry Finkelman checked out the damage from an escarpment. “It looks like we may have missed the bullet ... we probably have about two or three inches of water, maybe six inches of water in the building ... but until we get into the site we don’t know,” he said. “We were anticipating anywhere up to six feet of
Redford beat back fiscal critics before they had a chance to strike, saying the provincial budget will not be balanced next year as planned. “It is going to affect the budget and I will say right now, because someone is going to ask the question, ’Are we sticking to the plan to balance the budget?’ No, we’re not,” she said. “The world changed (last) Thursday morning and I think as a Treasury Board we’ve come to terms with that. We think Albertans have come to terms with that.” Torrential rain last week filled up creeks and rivers that were unable to contain so much water in such a short time and surged over their banks to inundate communities throughout much of southern Alberta. Redford said the rebuilding could take 10 years. “I don’t want to scare people. But when we talk about what’s going to happen, we’re talking about a 10-year plan. And we’re committed to make sure we’re going to take the time to do that right,” she said. Redford’s announcement came at the same time Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi said almost all of the 75,000 city citizens who had to flee high water from the Bow and Elbow rivers last week could go back. The hum of gas-powered pumps filled the streets as homeowners removed water from basements filled to the floor joists. Giant garbage bins placed in neighbourhoods quickly filled up. The city waived fees to enter the landfill. Damage estimates so far have only been speculative. A preliminary report from BMO analyst Tom MacKinnon said it could be in the realm of $3 billion to $5 billion. MacKinnon said he arrived at that figure by multiplying $500 million by 10, after reading ATB Financial economist Todd Hirsch’s comments that the price tag could be 10 times higher than For $300 dollar loan for 14 days total cost of borrowing that of the flood that is $30 dollars. Annual percentage rate is (APR)=260.71%. Limited time offer. occurred in the area in 2005. Downtown Co-op Plaza, Red Deer 403-342-6700 Hirsch cautioned that his estimate was not a scientific one and was based solely on how much larger this flood was. Nenshi wasn’t guessing. “My best estimate on the total damage hasn’t changed,” said Nenshi. “It’s lots and lots and lots.” Federal Immigration Minister Jason KenBiology 20, 30 ney, whose home is in Chemistry 20, 30 Calgary, wouldn’t guess Math 10-C, 10-3, 20-1, 20-2, 20-3, 30-1, 30-2, 30-3, 31 either. English 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 “We’re still in a state Physics 20, 30 • Science 10, 14, 20, 24, 30 of emergency in 23 comSocial 10-1, 10-2, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2 munities,” he said. “Our Tourism • Work Experience 15, 25, 35 focus is not the calculaCALM (3 credits) • PHYS. ED. (3 credits) tion of formulas and hyJuly 2-18, 2013 • 8:00-11:45am pothetical figures. That will become clear in due for students 19 yrs. or age or younger as of course.” September 1, 2012. Plus cost of Books. Nenshi welcomed the Payment of Books due at time of registration. provincial money. $600 for students 20 yrs. of age or older as of September 1, 2012. “It’s a wonderful Plus cost of Books. Payment of Books due at time of registration. start,” he said. “We apDEADLINE TO REGISTER: preciate it and I could htpp://communityprograms.rdpsd.ab.ca speculate, but I suspect that number will have to go higher.” While Calgary recovered, only a small num-
water in the building. We had raised as many of the artifacts as possible up off the ground.” Medicine Hat officials have said this flood appears to be worse than the “flood of the century” in 1995. Finkelman said it’s the fourth flood in the area in 20 years. “We seem to be doing the same protection year after year, so maybe it’s time for us to look seriously at flood-proofing the city,” he said. The deluge, while serious, was not as bad as had originally been feared after the devastation in Calgary and other communities upstream. Water managed to top sandbag barriers in some areas of the city and there was flooding in some neighbourhoods, but other defences remained dry. People in High River, the community hardest hit by the flooding, didn’t have much reason for optimism. There was still no timeline for when 13,000 evacuees would be able to return. Police said one drunken man brandished a knife did try to get past officers at a High River security checkpoint. RCMP said the 24-year-old man demanded that he be allowed to return to his property. He was arrested and charges were pending. Pictures of the natural disaster have flashed around the world. On Monday, Prince William and his wife Kate wrote Prime Minister Stephen Harper to pass along their sympathies. William and Kate provided a much-needed morale boost in 2011 when they visited the northern Alberta community of Slave Lake shortly after it was ravaged by wildfires. It was an unscheduled stop for the then-newlyweds who were on their first visit as a couple to Canada. “Catherine and I have been saddened to learn of the deaths and destruction caused by the unprecedented flooding throughout the province of Alberta,” said the note released by Harper’s office.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A failure to learn A FLOOD MITIGATION REPORT PREPARED FOR THE GOVERNMENT AFTER THE 2005 FLOOD WAS QUIETLY RELEASED YEARS AFTER THE FACT, AND THERE IS SCANT EVIDENCE THAT ANYTHING HAS CHANGED A flood mitigation report done for the Alberta government after severe flooding in 2005 states that it would cost $306 million in 54 municipalities to implement all the recommendations. That’s a lot of money. On Monday, Premier Alison Redford announced $1 billion in emergency funding to begin the long recovery process from last week’s unprecedented flooding. That’s a lot more money. We can be sure it won’t be enough. This will by no means be the final tally on the flood damages, which were suffered most dramatically in Calgary and High River. Albertans will rally, and all this tragedy and destruction will one day come to pass — until the next MARY-ANN time. BARR And that’s what the 2006 Provincial Flood Mitigation Report: Consultation and Recommendations was intended to help with — the next time. The flood mitigation report contains 18 recommendations. It was released just over a year ago, on a Friday before the August long weekend. That’s six years from the time it was completed to the time it was released. Anyone who has ever paid attention, or worked in media, knows of the offensive practice of governments often releasing controversial information late in the day, and often late in the week, and that often those who should speak to the matter are “gone for the day.” More offensive, though, is when government fails to act, for the most part or at all, on its own recommendations that are in the public interest. The recent huge rainfalls coming as they did, dumping so much rain into the mountains and foothills, it was evident we were in for some bad weather and high water. But no one foresaw how quickly that water would come down rivers, causing historical overland flooding. For the most part, Red Deer dodged that bullet, and we are fortunate now to be able to turn our attention to helping other Albertans south of us. We’ll never know how implementation of the recommendations from the flood mitigation report might have reduced damages from this flooding disaster of 2013, but surely they would had some positive impact. Here are some of the report’s common-sense recommendations: ● A notification system be established that will inform any potential buyer that the property is located within a designated flood risk area. ● Disaster Recovery Regulations be amended to prohibit disaster recovery payments for new inappropriate development in flood risk areas. ● (Alberta Environment) make historic flood information available to the public on its website. Suitable information would include historic high-water
elevations, flood risk reports, and flood photography. ● The flood mitigation strategy include a cessation of the sale of Crown lands in known flood risk areas. The 2005 overland flooding, which had a bigger impact of Red Deer than last week’s waters, was then the worst natural disaster in Alberta. The province paid out $165 million in disaster service payments. In total, about $400 million in damage occurred. Flooding tends to be the most costly and farreaching natural disaster. Thus, it makes sense that
flood mitigation should be a priority but the Alberta government’s response by way of implementation to its own flood mitigation report has been minimal. The report is as relevant today as it was after 2005. And it will be next year. You can read the full report at: http://www.aema. alberta.ca/images/News/Provincial_Flood_Mitigation_Report.pdf Mary-Ann Barr is the Advocate’s assistant city editor. She can be reached by phone at 403-314-4332 or by email at email@example.com.
Things get better when we pull together David Suzuki often quotes himself to repeat his notion of the flawed way we measure the progress of our economy. By this time next year, would Suzuki tell us that Alberta’s gross domestic product will show a huge boost from the devastating floods that have swept the southern half of the province? Even Red Deer got a GDP shot in the arm in the past week, with berm-building and the overtime paid to city staff and police needed to keep people from getting too close to the limited flooding we received here. But we all can agree this is economic activity we would much rather do without. Nevertheless, the financial GREG exchange is going to be subNEIMAN stantial. As the first group of families returns to their flooded homes and businesses, we are just beginning to see the damage done by the water and mud of the flooded Alberta rivers. When 100,000 people are forced to flee a natural disaster, that represents an awful lot of material left behind to be ruined. Consider what’s in your own basement and multiply that by tens of thousands. That’s just the beginning of what Albertans will need to replace. That’s just the stuff you can see. The province and the municipalities affected can probably multiply that again in infrastructure costs; roads, power systems, water and sewer line repairs,
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not to mention the person-hours of staff working exhausting hours trying to keep civil society intact through a period of chaos. Reporters are already asking officials for estimates of the damage done by the flooded rivers. But you can understand why giving an answer now is pretty well impossible. Through this, Alberta must reckon the value of pulling together in times of disaster. Foreign reporters have commented on an apparent lack of preparedness of our towns and cities to cope with an event like this. They asked: where are the shelters to house 100,000 displaced people? Where are the tents, the cots, the pyramids of bottled water we can photograph? Many thousands of those spaces ended up being the bedrooms and living rooms of citizens willing to take in a stranger in need. Just as we cannot measure the cost of flooding like this, we cannot measure the value of volunteers hoisting sandbags, cooking meals and providing their own homes as emergency shelter. Economists will not measure these things as GDP, but their effect on the well-being of people can be as powerful as a flood. In that regard, the unmeasured investment of our cities and their people is just beginning. In times of crisis, people want to help. The task for all of us not directly affected by the flooding is to ensure that our help is effective. Our hearts go out to the people we see gutting their homes, and putting everything that was inside them into a dumpster. In many cases, that even includes the wires in the walls. The scale of loss is difficult to imagine. It is by no means certain how much of this loss
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AS THE FIRST GROUP OF ALBERTANS RETURNS TO THEIR FLOODED HOMES AND BUSINESSES, WE ARE JUST BEGINNING TO SEE THE DAMAGE DONE BY THE WATER AND MUD OF THE FLOODED ALBERTA RIVERS
will be covered by people’s home insurance policies. But people do not need new TV sets or sofas in the basement right now. They need clean water, food, shelter and the basics of life restored. We do not need to provide these things directly. It is far better to support the agencies that make a profession of dealing with disaster. That would be the job of agencies like the Canadian Red Cross. It is quite easy to reach their website online. An average $50 donation from even half of Red Deer’s homes would translate into huge support. There are other avenues to give assistance, but be careful to ensure that “instant charities” do not compound the loss by siphoning off the help you give. And those families who continue to house people displaced by the floodwaters are providing a public service that literally cannot be measured in dollar terms. Considering the scope of what has happened, it is amazing the loss of life has thus far been limited to three tragic deaths. Think of the flooding that occurred in India, which has wiped out more people than the population of Red Deer! The people at work directly on the disaster so far must be exhausted. But for the rest of us, our work and our contributions are just beginning. A huge portion of recovery will never be counted in federal and provincial disaster aid dollars, insurance claims and goods and services bought. The best of this recovery will come through communities that pull together. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca or email email@example.com.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Rockies, foothills forever changed LEADING SCIENTIST HOPES PROVINCE WILL PROVIDE BETTER PROTECTION
ALBERTA FLOODING bit differently.” The fact rivers flooded near their alpine sources means they were relatively free of the kind of agricultural runoff that could have caused environmental major damage, he said. But those rushing mountain streams that morphed suddenly into torrents have caused their own ecological consequences. An entire mountainside collapsed near one of the field station’s research sites, Pomeroy said. “A side of it sloughed off and a large section created a debris flow 50 metres wide through a little creek you could have jumped across.” That scene is likely to be echoed throughout the eastern slopes, Pome-
roy said. “Even if the climate stayed exactly the same and we just had regular precipitation events in the future, the way the watersheds translate rainfall and snowfall into streamflow is going to be different now. “The channels are different. The curves we use to figure out the height of streams are different .... “They need to be remapped.” Already, channels have changed so much that scientists can’t even accurately measure how much water is churning downstream. Those changes are likely to force plants and animals that live in the watershed to change as well. Some may not make it.
Damage could have been reduced: experts topics and offering very specific advice on what should be done.” The report called for extensive
of the report’s recommendations could be fully implemented. “It is work in progress, I don’t An expert says devastation think you could ever could have been refully complete all of duced in southern ‘NO MATTER HOW MUCH MAPPING .... AND the recommendaAlberta if the governtions,” Griffiths has MITIGATION YOU DO, THERE ARE STILL ment had followed its said. own report on how to GOING TO BE SOME RISKS ...’ “No matter how lessen the effects of much mapping you — MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS MINISTER DOUG GRIFFITH do, and how much severe flooding. The report was mitigation you do, completed by a govthere are still going ernment task force in 2006 in mapping of flood risk areas and to be some risks because it is hard the wake of a flood the previous said 36 communities required to move a whole community back year that killed three people and flood risk assessments. five miles from the river.” caused $400 million in damage in It also called on the governWhen the task force submitted many of the same communities hit ment to stop selling Crown land in its report in 2006, which included by high water in recent days. flood-prone areas and to prohibit input from four cabinet ministers, “In my opinion, if this report disaster recovery payments for it estimated it would cost $306 milhad been implemented, I sincere- new, inappropriate developments lion to fully implement the recomly believe that the damage we are in flood risk zones. mended flood mitigation strategy. seeing right now could have been Seven years later, it’s not clear The Alberta government plans reduced,” Paul Kovacs, execu- how many of the report’s 18 rec- to hold a technical briefing in Caltive director of the Institute for ommendations have been put in gary today to explain its response Catastrophic Loss Reduction, said place. Municipal Affairs Minister to the 2006 flood mitigation plan, Monday from Toronto. Doug Griffith said some work has which the government released to “I thought this report did a re- been done but there is no way all the public just last summer. ally good job covering the right BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canadian Forces cuts back numbers helping BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The number of soldiers helping out in flood-ravaged Alberta is about to be reduced. The Canadian Forces mobilized 2,300 troops, including a number of helicopters and several light armoured vehicles, when vast swaths of southern Alberta were devastated by heavy flooding last week. In hard-hit High River, south of Calgary, soldiers were credited with rescuing 600 people who were stranded on their rooftops when the Highwood River burst over its banks, trapping residents in their vehicles and their homes. Alberta’s municipal affairs minister told reporters Monday that much of the threat has passed. “The urgency of the situation has been reduced,” said Doug Griffiths. “We don’t have flood waters coming down the river and we’re not sandbagging or anything like that. Brig.-Gen. Christian Juneau said the situation is now stable and there is a potential to move from emergency response to the consequence management phase. Some soldiers will likely remain in hard-hit areas such as High River, Canmore and, for the time being, Medicine Hat.
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Mariner gets four years, but answers may never come about ferry sinking BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The navigating officer who sailed the Queen of the North passenger ferry into a remote island off the northern coast of British Columbia, sending the ship to the bottom of the ocean and condemning two passengers to a “watery grave,” was sentenced Monday to four years in prison. But after waiting through investigations, lawsuits and a lengthy trial, there is still one thing Phyllis Rosette, whose cousin Shirley died in the sinking, doesn’t have: the honest truth about what happened on the ferry’s bridge before the ship sank. “The truth of that night has never come out,” Phyllis Rosette told reporters shortly after a B.C. Supreme Court judge sentenced Karl Lilgert. “I don’t know it will ever come out.” Lilgert, 59, was sentenced to four years for two counts of criminal negligence causing the deaths of Rosette and her common-law husband, Gerald Foisy, who vanished when the ferry missed a scheduled turn in the early hours of March 22, 2006, and then collided with an island. However, the trial was unable to determine precisely why the ship missed its critical turn, and those answers did not come during Monday’s sentencing. Lilgert was alone on the bridge with quartermaster Karen Briker, his former lover who broke off their affair several weeks earlier. It was their first time working together since the breakup. The affair has fuelled years of rumours, innuendo and accusations that something — a personal discussion, an argument or perhaps even something sexual — was distracting them from
their duties. Justice Sunni Stromberg-Stein concluded the affair clearly contributed to the sinking, but she didn’t attempt to explain what role it played. “Clearly, he was distracted by personal issues related to his relationship with Ms. Briker,” said StrombergStein. “I do not need to speculate on what Mr. Lilgert was doing on the bridge that night. “I know what he was not doing. He was not doing his job.” Stromberg-Stein read a strongly worded decision that chided Lilgert for abdicating his responsibility on the bridge and then either lying or attempting to minimize his role in the sinking. Lilgert sat at a table with his lawyer as the sentence was read. Once the judge finished, he was led away by a sheriff as one of his sons watched from the public gallery. The sentence also included a 10-year ban on operating a vessel. Lilgert’s lawyer has already said he plans to appeal the conviction, and he will likely apply for bail while the appeal proceeds. The Queen of the North was carrying 101 passengers and crew on an overnight voyage between Prince Rupert, on the province’s north coast, and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. The ship missed its turn as it entered a body of water known as Wright Sound, and evidence presented at trial indicated the vessel then continued on a straight line toward Gil Island, without making any significant course changes or even slowing down. The Crown alleged Lilgert was distracted by Briker’s presence on the bridge.
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Trout, for example, need pebbly river bottoms to spawn. The Bow River has swallowed so much silt that the river’s famous trout fishery may be threatened. It’s too soon to tell, but Pomeroy points to what happened when the Spray reservoir west of Calgary had to be emptied into the Spray River, which flows into the Bow. “There was complete kill off of the trout in that river. They were wiped out.” Trout have been re-established in the Spray, but Pomeroy said the Bow system would be a much larger task. Climate change models predict heavier rains, more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow and rain falling on top of snow — all of which favour more flooding, said Pomeroy.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
President promises boost to cool protests BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT TO BOOST PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SPENDING BY $23 BILLION AND SPEED REFORM BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAO PAULO, Brazil — Under pressure after more than a week of nationwide protests, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff said Monday her government will spend $23 billion more on public transportation and announced five core areas that leaders will focus on to speed political reform and improvements to government services. Rousseff made the announcement after meeting with leaders of a freetransit activist group that launched the first demonstrations more than a week ago and has called for new protests Tuesday. The president also opened a meeting of governors and mayors from 26 capital cities to discuss ways to make deep improvements. “I mainly want to repeat that my government is listening to democratic voices. We must learn to hear the voices of the street,” Rousseff said at the opening of the meeting with governors and mayors. “We all must, without exception, understand these signals with humility and accuracy.” While not providing details, Rousseff said she would push debate about holding a plebiscite on political reform and said all levels of government would focus on five priorities: fiscal responsibility and controlling inflation; political reform; health care; public transport; and education. Protesters have filled cities across this continent-sized country to air a wide spectrum of grievances including poor public services and billions of dollars of spending to prepare for next year’s World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. Mayara Longo Vivian, one of the leaders of the Free Fare Movement who met with Rousseff in Brasilia, said that no concrete measures were given to the group and that their “fight would continue.” The movement has been working since 2006 to eliminate public
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People march toward the home of Sergio Cabral, the governor of Rio de Janeiro state, to stage a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday. A wave of protests have shaken Brazil and pushed the government to promise a crackdown on corruption and greater spending on social services. transport fares. Vivian referred to the billions of dollars Brazil is spending to host the World Cup, saying, “If they have money to build stadiums, they have money for zero tariffs” on public transportation. “The people are on the street, the left is on the street, with legitimate agendas,” she said. “Only with concrete measures from the state will this situation be reversed.” Monday marked the beginning of a more hands-on approach for Rousseff in the face of sharp criticism that she had been too silent during protests last week. Rousseff only delivered a nationwide address Friday, a week after the protest exploded and a day after a
Eqypt’s presidency dismisses threat by military to intervene THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian presidential spokesman on Monday dismissed an apparent threat by the military to both Egypt’s president and opposition that it would step in if political fighting descends into chaos, as president’s allies prepare for another mass rally in few days to counter June 30 opposition-led demonstrations. The spokesman, Ihab Fahmy, told foreign reporters that the military’s mission is guarding the borders and securing vital institutions, and that it has no intention to play any other role. “There is a president ruling the country in a democratic way, and (through) democratic elections. We can’t imagine that the army would come back,” Fahmy said. “The army has one role — protecting the borders and securing the strategic institutions. There is no political role for the army.”
His remarks came a day after Defence Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi gave the nation’s Islamist rulers and their opponents a week to reach an understanding before planned June 30 opposition protests demanding resignation of President Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi issued a toughly worded warning that the military will intervene to stop the nation from entering a “dark tunnel.” El-Sissi’s statement indicated to Morsi’s hard-line backers that the military will step in if protesters are attacked during their demonstrations. June 30 marks one year since Morsi took office. Opponents charge that Morsi is monopolizing power for his Muslim Brotherhood, excluding others, while failing to make progress toward solving the country’s critical problems, like economic malaise, fuel shortages, electricity blackouts and increasing unemployment. They de-
mand that he step down and hold early presidential elections. Fahmy said that elSissi’s message, like any other statements from the military, comes in co-ordination with the presidency. “These statements were intended to defuse tension,” he said. “President Morsi is the supreme commander of the army, and anything that happens within the army is co-ordinated through him and with him.” In a statement Monday, the presidency said Morsi chaired a National Security Council meeting, attended by el-Sissi and top officials, stressing that all state institutions are “respecting and protecting the constitutional and legal legitimacy,” a reference to the president. Fahmy said Morsi has extended an open-ended invitation for dialogue with opposition. Morsi’s supporters charge the opposition has shunned his offers to talk and now are turning to force.
million people took to the streets in at times violent protests. Since then, the demonstrations have shrunk and become less widespread. Some scattered protests flared Monday, and two women died after being hit by a car as they tried to block a highway in the state of Goias near the nation’s capital. The highway patrol in Goias said the driver of the car fled and is being sought. Protests in Sao Paulo state also blocked road access to the nation’s largest port in Santos, causing a massive backlog of trucks trying to unload products. In Brasilia, a group of about 300 students protesting against corruption blocked some streets while a
protest was expected in Rio de Janeiro later in the evening. The protests have hit as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament, seen as a warm-up for the World Cup. Experts said the protesters, though mostly disorganized, were in control thanks to support from the majority of Brazilians as seen in recent polls. That opened a window for concessions on their demands for less corruption and improvements to the nation’s woeful public services. Complicating matters, though, is Brazil’s worsening economic climate, which Rousseff referred to Monday. The government has been struggling against both a lagging economy and rising inflation, which economists say require contradictory actions to fix. While the nation’s benchmark interest rate could be slashed to stoke economic growth, it could also be raised to keep inflation at bay. “Brazil will see several waves of protests,” said Guillermo Trejo, a professor at the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. whose research focuses on social protests in Latin America. “This cycle will decline, and it’ll likely return to episodic protests once the media attention of the Confederations Cup goes away.” But next year could be a bumpy ride, as Rousseff faces re-election, Trejo said. Already, the protests have become the largest of their kind in Brazil in at least two decades. “Presidential elections are always a huge magnet for protests and hosting a major event like the World Cup will open a window for more,” Trejo said. Three-quarters of Brazilians support the protests, polls show, while demanding more for the heavy taxes they pay. In fact, Brazilians pay more in taxes as a share of gross domestic product than any nation outside the developing world.
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two space station astronauts took care of a little outside maintenance Monday. Russian flight engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin replaced a main valve on the International Space Station and prepared for the arrival of a new lab later this year. “To save the time, I’m embroidering,” one of the spacewalkers said in Russian, holding a clump
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THE OLD PAN SITTING IDLY BETWEEN BAKING SESSIONS CAN REALLY BE QUITE A VERSATILE KITCHEN TOOL 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 12 slices whole wheat bread, extrathin ½ pound prosciutto or Serrano ham, thinly sliced 12 medium eggs Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup heavy cream Fresh chives, chopped, for garnish ½ cup Parmesan grated, for garnish Preheat oven to 375F. Butter a 12-cup muffin tin. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Press each slice of bread, buttered side up, gently into the bottom of a muffin cup. Transfer to oven and bake for three minutes. Gently press ham into each bread cup. Carefully, crack one egg on top of ham. Repeat process until all bread cups are filled. Season each with salt and pepper; top with ½ teaspoon cream. Carefully transfer muffin tin to oven and bake eggs until whites are just set, 10 to 15 minutes. Using an offset spatula, remove bread cups from muffin tin and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with chives and cheese; serve immediately.
Deep dish mini pizza The ingredients can be as simple or as complex as you like. Feel free to customize them to your family’s tastes. 1 10-count package of refrigerated biscuits ½ cup pizza or pasta sauce various meats and veggies for toppings (cut into small pieces) ½ cup shredded cheese Lightly grease a regular muffin tin with cooking spray. Press one biscuit into each muffin cup. Add 1 tablespoon of sauce to the bottom of each biscuit. Add whatever toppings you like. Top with 1 tablespoon shredded cheese. Bake at 400F for approximately 12 minutes — or until biscuits are golden brown.
Mac and cheese muffins Water 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked 1 egg ¾ cup milk ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ½ cup, shredded American cheese ½ cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs salt & pepper, to taste Cooking spray Bring water, salt and oil to a boil in a large pot. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain pasta and rinse with cold water. In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, melted butter and salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in three-quarters of the cheddar cheese and all of the American; add the pasta and mix well. Spray a muffin tin liberally with cooking spray and add 2 tablespoons of the pasta mixture. Top each muffin cup with remaining cheese and sprinkle with 1 to 1 ½ teaspoons of breadcrumbs. Bake in a pre-heated 350F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool about two to five minutes and they should pop right out.
Apple pie 2 pie crusts, homemade or store bought 5 medium apples (peeled and chopped up into small pieces) ¾ cup sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 6 tablespoons flour 2 tablespoons butter (chilled) Cut 12, four-inch circles with cup or bowl. You can use the rest of the crust for anything you may want to do on top of the pies. Press each circle in muffin tins until all the way up each side, to form little bowls. Mix all filling ingredients and spoon into muffin bowls. Cut up butter into 12 little pieces and place one piece on each pie. You can decorate them anyway you like with extra crust, or just leave plain. Bake at 425F for 16 to 18 minutes. (Until crust is light brown and apples are bubbling). Remove when cool. Madhu Badoni is a Red Deer-based freelance food writer. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @madhubadoni. Watch for Madhu’s Masala-Mix blog on www.reddeeradvocate.com.
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“Excuse me,” I said. “Hey, no problem,” came the reply along with a smile. Recently, I was shopping at a big box store in the city — one of those places where you buy furniture and assemble it at home. My wife and I were there on a Saturday so the store was packed with shoppers. As I waited for my wife, I observed something fascinating unfolding. Shoppers were cutting in front of each other and going the wrong way up one-way aisles, but as long as the offenders apologized for their behaviour, it didn’t seem a big issue. An acknowledgement of the inappropriate behaviour was all that most people needed in order to forgive it. It was only when one shopMURRAY per blatantly pushed her cart the wrong way, cut in FUHRER front of others and refused to acknowledge any wrongdoing that people grew angry and frustrated. Acknowledgement is a powerful force. As above, acknowledging a misstep and owning it (thus accepting accountability and responsibility for it) often makes it excusable. In her best-seller The Power of Acknowledgment, author and business trainer Judith W. Umlas declares that acknowledgement is a vital component of personal and business success. Umlas says that the world is filled with people who deserve acknowledgement. By acknowledging both strengths and opportunities for positive change, we can help others and ourselves reach full potential. The effective business leader and the empowered individual share a common quality: the ability to leverage talent and opportunity. In other words, a skill for nurturing and encouraging the positive while recognizing the need for change in areas that do not serve the individual or the business. According to Umlas, people often have difficulty acknowledging strengths, value and opportunities in themselves and others. Umlas asserts it is a skill that must be practised and one that develops as we become more confident and empowered. According to the book — acknowledgment helps to build intimacy and creates powerful interactions. Umlas recommends that we learn to acknowledge the people around us directly, fully and sincerely — especially those with whom we are in an intimate relationship. “Look for ways to say how much you value them and then be prepared for miracles.” In a business setting, a willingness to recognize the good work of others can lead to higher energy levels, more positive feelings, improved performance and better results. Doubtless, we have all worked in environments where the only feedback we received was when things went wrong. A failure to acknowledge good work, says Umlas, causes lethargy, resentment, sorrow and withdrawal. “Recognize and acknowledge good work, wherever you find it.” I once worked for a boss who declared on my first day, “I don’t give compliments.” And he didn’t, which left me always wondering if I was doing a good job or not. This was reinforced by the fact that he made a point of telling me when my work was unsatisfactory. I also recall taking a customer service course where one of the techniques for recovery was acknowledging a mistake or shortfall and then asking the customer what I could do to make it right. For the most part, all most customers ever wanted was an acknowledgment that I cared about them. Sincere, heartfelt and deserved acknowledgment can make a profound difference in a person’s work and personal life. The key word here is sincere. Hollow praise has little value and is quickly recognized as counterfeit. Compliments given too frequently or freely, Umlas maintains, are of no more value than not giving them at all. Withholding sincere praise only leads to diminishing returns and poor performance. Umlas claims that acknowledgment can improve the emotional and physical health of both the giver and the receiver. She cites substantial scientific evidence that gratitude and forgiveness (components of acknowledgement) help well-being, alertness and energy, diminish stress and reduce feelings of negativity, actually boosting the immune system. She goes so far as to say that acknowledgement has been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure. The author suggests that we develop an acknowledgment repertoire that will help us reach out to the people in ways that will be the most meaningful to each situation and individual. “Acknowledgement has the power to repair the world,” says Umlas. “One person at a time.” On a related note, a recent survey by Michelle McQuaid, one the world’s foremost leaders in psychological intervention (actions performed to bring about change) in the workplace revealed that 65 per cent of the American workforce would prefer a better boss to an increase in pay. According to McQuaid, one of the leading reasons for dissatisfaction in the workplace was a lack of acknowledgement of good effort, good attitude or skills by a direct supervisor. Honest self-acknowledgment helps to neutralize, defuse, deactivate and reduce the effect of negative emotions. By learning to acknowledge — first our own strengths and opportunities and then those of others — we can bring about significant change both personally and professionally. We can start by learning to embrace our thoughts and behaviours and owning them all outright. As in the big-box-store example, taking full responsibility for our actions and admitting when our behaviour may have been inappropriate is an essential step. An interesting side benefit to enhancing our selfawareness in this area is the ability to recognize when we’ve done a good job and acknowledging that it’s also OK to pat ourselves on the back for a job well done.
Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem.ca
I come from a musical family. only way I was able to make the My grandfather and his brother chord changes was to watch the played in a band—or orchestra as teacher’s hands like a hawk. it was called back then. The goal was to enter the music They often provided festival and compete the music at the comwith other schools. munity hall for dances. We practiced every My father plays “by afternoon for weeks on ear”. end. He doesn’t read As the festival drew sheet music but is able near the teacher took to listen to a tune and me aside and suggestpick it out on any of his ed I mouth the words many instruments; pisince I was throwing ano, fiddle, guitar, aceveryone off key. cordion or banjo. Unfortunately it My oldest sister turned out I even plays the piano and my mouthed the words out SHANNON middle sister plays the of synch. MCKINNON saxophone. When our big moAnd then there is ment came we took to me. Other than being the stage, strummed able to single-handedand sang only to have ly hammer out a mean version of the adjudicator inform us she had “Mary had a little lamb” on the to dock points because the red piano the only thing I really ex- headed girl on the left was only celled at playing was my records pretending to sing. and later CD’s. That would be me. Today I mostly play music The whole thing was so dedownloaded onto my MP3. moralizing that I never played or When it comes to singing, as the sang—or pretended to sing-in pubsaying goes, I can’t carry a tune in lic again. a bucket. Ah well, if we were all on the The closest I ever got to being stage making music there wouldn’t a musician was one brief year in be an audience. Grade four when I found myself Someone needs to face the mupart of a group called The Wire sic and clap. Choir. And as luck would have it, I am Our little band consisted of six an excellent clapper. I might not girls who played guitars and sang. clap in rhythm, but rest assured I The only thing I liked about it was can slap my hands together rather making the macramé guitar strap nicely. and buying picks at the music I can even cheer. And if need store. be, I can do a bit of raucous foot The picks came in a huge as- stomping too. sortment of gorgeous colours But I can’t whistle worth a darn. from hot pink to iridescent metallic gold and back then they were Such is life. The other weekend we took in priced something like 10 for a dolthe Sweetwater 905 Arts Festival lar. I loved that music store with all that takes place every year on Emits mysterious ingredients. And ilie and Larry Mattson’s family I loved the idea of being a musi- farm just outside of Rolla BC. Emilie is a gifted artist in a myriad cian. of mediums whose work fills both But I hated playing that gui- her studio and yard. tar. My fingers were clumsy, the One of my favourite pieces is strings hurt my fingers and the a boat she made out of cow pla-
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centa; a boat she once sailed down the creek in just to prove it wasn’t just form it was also functional. Some of you may have seen it at her show at the art gallery a few years back. Today, if you stand in the alleyway of Emilie and Larry’s barn, you can see the boat out the back door perched on the peak of a roof on an old log building as if it were washed up after an epic flood. Such is the magic of the Mattson farm. Sons Karl and Dean are also talented artists as well as musicians. The annual festival brings together poets, visual artists, musicians and hundreds of people whose dedicated craft for the weekend is creating an appreciative audience. At one point during the festival a singer took the stage and said in a quick aside to the band, “In the key of A.” For a moment I couldn’t help but feel a twinge of envy followed by a twang of exclusion from knowing I will never be part of that group who knows what being “in the key of A” means. It’s the same sort of melancholy I get when I watch someone intently tuning an instrument or testing a sound system. It’s about being on the outside looking in. But then the music started, the singer sang and the audience was swept along for the ride. I clapped my hands, stomped my feet, bought a CD to play later and it was all good. Nah, it was better than good. It was grand. Shannon McKinnon is a syndicated columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns by visiting www.shannonmckinnon. com
Impending move could be upsetting to kids Question: Due to a job transfer, we’re moving to a different region of the country. How can we help our kids adjust to a cross-country move? Jim: First, realize that this can be a tough transition for kids. According to Parents Magazine, “Toddlers will mourn the loss of their room and the house they’ve always lived in. School-age children will mourn the loss of their friends and their school. Teenagers, along with mourning all of the above, are likely to feel anger at their parents for a major life change that is beyond JIM their control.” DALY With all of this mourning going on, you should allow your kids time to grieve. So be patient with them. Life will eventually feel normal for them again, but it won’t happen overnight. In her book After the Boxes Are Unpacked, author Susan Miller suggests several ways of helping your kids make the transition as smoothly as possible. ● Don’t play down the importance of the changes they’re going through. Telling them that “everything will work out” isn’t necessarily the best approach. ● Encourage them to express their fears and concerns. If they’re too young to verbalize their thoughts, help them. If you have teenagers, ask them to express their feelings.
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● Let them do the talking and make up your mind to be a good listener. ● Whatever you do, don’t deny your children’s feelings. That will only increase their sense of isolation and frustration. ● Don’t feel that you need to shoulder all the blame or justify the move to your kids. It’s not up to you to solve all their problems. ● Remember that it’s normal for some children to experience a temporary regression in behavior after a move. If you have school-aged kids, you may even see a drop in their grades. If that’s the case, don’t panic. Give them the time and space they need in order to adjust to the new situation. Catch up with Jim Daly at www.jimdalyblog.com or at www.facebook.com/DalyFocus.
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Suicide Awareness & Prevention: Getting Help Important At Any Age death of a loved one. Not intended to replace coun- kins. By Pam Snowdon For some seniors, technology is a great resource Recently, we have all been saddened by stories seling, the group is a “safe, nonjudgemental” place – too many – about young people taking their lives. for survivors to be among other who have experi- for the task of grieving, or simply for beginning to Perhaps because of their age, we may perceive that enced their pain. “How do you work through that understand significant losses. Adkins points out that suicide is a “youth issue”, but whenever a person grief and loss? Well, we cry, we laugh over some of even if you are housebound, you can use e-mail, sochooses to end their life it has an impact on the en- the memories, “ Adkins says. “Some kind of magic cial media, even Skype or Facetime to stay connecttire community. When a senior decides they no lon- happens when you have that safe place to just be and ed to your support network. “It is a great starting ger wish to live for one reason or another, life for the to talk. The shame and guilt can be really intense. It place for communication and getting information. friends and family who cherished that person will hurts that the loved one chose to do this.” It’s a whole new world of opportunities.” Sometimes the sense of closure in the case of suinever be quite the same. We all matter, regardless of No matter whether you reach out through techcide is less straight forward compared for example nology, by talking to a health care professional or a our age. Of course, aging brings loss – of a career or a job to an accidental death or following an illness. “You friend, there is no shame in asking for help. There we loved, of parents and siblings and sometimes might want to blame something or someone in order is an adage that it takes a whole village to raise a our children, of a beloved partner, sometimes of our to make sense of what has happened, but in reality child, and that same community is still there for us health and mobility, and then perhaps ultimately our we don’t know the answers, “ says Adkins. There throughout our lives. independence. These losses can mean that we also isn’t something concrete to blame, like the bad DO YOU OR A FRIEND NEED HELP? miss the busy-ness of everyday life we previously weather that caused the car accident, or a disease These and other links can be found at enjoyed, and an altered or ending of our connection such as cancer. www.suicidehelp.ca Because we don’t know the answers, older memto our former networks. “This is normal, but not 24-HOUR RESOURCES: always pleasant” says Dawne Adkins, Education bers of the family might find themselves trying to • Alberta Help Line: 1-877-303-2642 Coordinator at Suicide Information and Education look after the feelings of everybody else, while put• Kid’s Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 Services in Red Deer. “It can lead to a sense of hope- ting their own grieving on hold. “I tell the heads of • Emergency/Crisis Services: household that the second year of grieving will be lessness, or a lack of purpose or motivation.” Emergency 9-1-1 These feelings can be compounded if the person tougher for them than that first year when they were • RCMP Complaints: 403-343-5575 feels that it is a weakness of character or shameful to care-taking for the rest of the family,” Adkins says. • Poison Centre: 1-800-332-1414 seek help. 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Providing support that is non-judgement, • Red Deer Native Friendship Centre: service providers that care for the elderly. Topics not insisting that the person “get over it, get on with 403-340-0020 such as loss, grief, bereavement, depression, stress, life”, is compassionate and appropriate. • Family Services of Central Alberta: We can take our cues from the griever, advises family violence and suicide, resiliency and coping, 403-343-6400 addictions and suicide, and other issues related to Adkins. For example, when the survivor brings suicide prevention are covered. “The staff in care facilities are often able to ob- up the name of the loved serve whether there is a change in behaviour or at- one we realize that it is titude of the people they work with, “ says Adkins. okay for us to speak of “We all occasionally have a bad day and don’t want them also. It isn’t realto participate, but a caretaker might detect whether istic for us to set a time this is becoming a pattern. They might notice that limit on another person’s the individual is not taking their medication, or is grieving, nor the process hoarding it. It can at least open the door for a conver- they go through as they sation about what is going on in the person’s life. “ experience the loss and In fact, anybody can learn to look for signs that grief. “Whatever you are a senior friend is having difficulties dealing with doing to process your EFOUBMDBSFtWJTJPODBSFtQIZTJPUIFSBQZtQPEJBUSJTU changes or loss. For those who have survived the grief is okay, as long as QSFGFSSFEIPTQJUBMBDDPNNPEBUJPOtBDDJEFOUBMEFBUICFOFöUtDIJSPQSBDUPS loss of another to suicide, the organization provides you aren’t hurting yourSeniors Plus plans from Alberta Blue Cross fill the gaps in facilitated support groups, and individual counsel- self or others.” says Adgovernment-sponsored benefits for Albertans 65 and older— ing. 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FRASER SIGNS CONTRACT The Dallas Stars have signed Red Deer native Matt Fraser to a oneyear, two-way contract. Fraser, a 23-year-old forward, skated in 12 NHL games during the 2012-13 campaign, earning his first career NHL goal against the Nashville Predators on Feb. 25 and recorded three points (1g,2a). Fraser appeared in 62 games last season with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League, notching 46 points (33g,13a) and finishing second on the club in overall scoring. He appeared in nine games during the 2013 Calder Cup playoffs and notched two goals. Fraser finished last season ranked first in the AHL in powerplay goals (17), was second in goals (33) and was named to the 2012-13 AHL second all-star team. He was represented the Western Conference in the 2013 AHL All-Star Game. Fraser went undrafted and was signed as a free agent on Nov. 17, 2010.
● Golf: Red Deer Golf and Country Club Skins Game, 5 p.m. ● Pro rodeo: Ponoka Stampede, 6:30 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: Snell and Oslund Badgers vs. Stettler Heat, Conaco/Phillips Threat vs. TNT Athletics, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; N.Jensen’s Bandits vs. U18 Rage, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place Padres vs. North Star Sports, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.
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Road warriors GOALS 17 SECONDS APART LATE IN THIRD PERIOD GIVES BLACKHAWKS SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP IN FOUR YEARS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blackhawks 3 Bruins 2 BOSTON — Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored goals 17 seconds apart Monday as the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in dramatic fashion with an amazing 3-2 last-minute comeback victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 6. Milan Lucic’s third-period goal had seemed to give the Bruins a 2-1 victory and a new lease of life in the final. But with Chicago goalie Corey Crawford out for an extra attacker, Bickell tied it up at 18:44 after Jonathan Toews circled out of the corner when Boston was unable to clear the puck. With two teammates waiting for him in front of goal, Toews chose Bickell and the game was suddenly tied. Bolland then won the Cup seconds after the puck drop, tucking in a rebound of a Johnny Oduya point shot that hit the goalpost. Bolland nipped between two defenders to redirect the puck in at 19:01 to stun the Bruins and previously raucous crowd at TD Garden. Toews, reduced to a spectator the final minutes of Game 5, added a goal and an assist for Chicago as the Blackhawks clawed their way back into the game. The captain was the first to hoist the Cup as his teammates jumped up and down. Crawford finished with 23 saves in the victory that marked Chicago’s fifth championship and second in four years. “That team in 2010, we didn’t really know what we were doing,” Toews said. “We played great hockey, and we were kind of oblivious to how good we were playing. This time around we know definitely how
much work it takes and how much sacrifice it takes to get back here, and this is an unbelievable group. “We’ve been through a lot together this year, and this is a sweet way to finish it off.” Chris Kelly had the other goal for Boston, while Tuukka Rask made 28 saves. The Bruins offence was limited by a power play that went 0-for-4 on the night. Lucic had taken advantage of a Crawford handling error behind the goal to give the Bruins a 2-1 lead at 12:11. The bruising forward disrupted the Chicago goalie and when the puck came back in front from David Krejci in the corner, Lucic wristed it in. The Bruins, who won the Stanley Cup in 2011, had their way with the Blackhawks in the first period, but only managed to turn that dominance into a 1-0 lead. Chicago rallied in the second to tie it up and make a contest out of it before completing the memorable comeback. Tied 1-1 going into the third, the game was up for grabs. And the stakes were high, ratcheting up the pressure for the capacity crowd of 17,565 — Boston’s 165th straight sellout. It made for a fast-placed third period, with both teams getting chances in what felt like overtime. A lot of hearts were in throats as pucks flew through the crease or just missed sticks. Both goalies — Rask for Boston and Crawford for Chicago — were in the zone. They never really left it during a series where goals were hard to come by most nights. Both teams endured a bumpy ride to get to Game 6. There were question marks over the health of Chicago’s Toews and Boston star Patrice Bergeron. The players also had to contend with searing summer heat in the low 30s that did little for the ice. It was warmer in Beantown than Libya. A thin layer of fog was visible over the ice as the Bruins started their morning skate over some bumpy ice. Monday matched the deepest the Stanley Cup playoffs have stretched into the summer. New Jersey capped its sweep of
Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews hoists the Stanley Cup after beating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6 of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, in Boston. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Detroit on June 24, 1995, in the last lockoutshortened season. The last time the Cup was presented on Boston ice was in 1990 when John Muckler’s Edmonton Oilers defeated Mike Milbury’s Bruins four games to one. Craig Simpson, who was in CBC’s commentary booth for the 2013 final, scored the winning goal. Milbury is a studio analyst for NBC. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was once again booed after the game. Chicago sniper Patrick Kane won the Conn Smythe award as playoff MVP. The final, the first to feature Original Six teams since Montreal defeated the New York Rangers in 1979, did not disappoint. There were three overtime games and plenty of drama as the speed and skill of Chicago was matched against the hard-hitting Bruins who balanced talent with truculence. But in truth, both teams had a bit of everything including clutch goaltending and a high pain threshold. Chicago’s Marian Hossa and Boston’s Nathan Horton were just two of those who were playing hurt. If Chicago is a sleek Porsche, Boston is a muscle car. Both have power, but one was built to give and take some more knocks. Going into Game 6, Chicago led in shots (204-175) and goals (14-13). Boston had the edge in hits (237-176). Chicago, with a full-season salary tab of US$79.8 million, ranked fourth in the league in payroll. Boston was eighth at $73.2. The Blackhawks become the first team in the salary cap era to win the Cup twice. Chicago also won the Cup in 2010, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2. Given the Hawks’ recent success, it is easy to forget that the 2010 championship was the first for Chicago since 1961 — at the time the league’s longest active Stanley Cup drought. The franchise had to shed players in the wake of that Cup run because of salary cap issues. But once again it finds itself celebrating on enemy ice, thanks to GM Stan Bowman’s refreshing of the roster.
Jays’ streak snapped after loss to Rays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rays 4 Blue Jays 1 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Three quick homers and strong pitching by the Tampa Bay Rays put an end to Toronto’s winning streak. Jeremy Hellickson allowed one hit in seven shutout innings and rookie Wil Myers homered in his home debut, helping the Rays beat the Blue Jays 4-1 on Monday night to end Toronto’s 11-game surge. “I think that, to go on that streak, we had to believe that we were able to do that,” Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia said. “I don’t think the belief has changed at all. We had a good run, game over, and come back tomorrow.” Myers hit the second of three straight Tampa Bay homers in the second, connecting in his
first at-bat at Tropicana Field. He received a standing ovation from a crowd of 11,407 getting its initial close-up view of the key acquisition in the offseason trade that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City for the powerhitting right fielder and other prospects. “He’s got it all,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. “He’s got a chance to be a really, really good player. It’s all in there.” Myers’ drive to centre off Esmil Rogers (3-3) was sandwiched between home runs by James Loney and Sam Fuld as Tampa Bay went deep three times within a span of eight pitches. Luke Scott added a bloop RBI double to make it 4-0 in the third, and that was all the support Hellickson needed. “I was a little scared to throw my breaking pitch,” Rogers
said. “I don’t know why.” A night after scoring a season-high 13 runs at home to complete a three-game sweep of Baltimore, the Blue Jays were limited to four singles and five walks. They came up short in their bid to extend the longest winning streak in the majors since Detroit won 12 straight in 2011. Hellickson (6-3) gave up Arencibia’s single, walked four and struck out four. He allowed only one runner past first base — in the second inning, when Colby Rasmus walked and moved to third when Arencibia followed with his hit to centre field. The Blue Jays stranded Rasmus, who drew three of Toronto’s five walks, when Maicer Izturis grounded into an inningending double play. “The three home runs hurt right there, but their pitching shut us down,” Gibbons said.
“That was the story of the game. Losses are never easy, but we’ve been on a nice little roll. We’ll start another one tomorrow.” Toronto finally broke through in the eighth when it loaded the bases with one out against Alex Torres with a pair of singles and a walk. Jose Bautista grounded into a force play to drive in a run before Edwin Encarnacion flied out to end the threat. Fernando Rodney worked the ninth for the Rays, earning his 16th save in 21 opportunities. The Blue Jays’ longest winning streak in nearly 15 years matched the best in club history. They also won 11 straight in 1987 and 1998. The Rays began the day last in the AL East, one percentage point behind the surging Blue Jays, who gained seven games on Tampa Bay during their winning streak.
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Boston New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 45 33 .577 41 34 .547 42 35 .545 40 37 .519 38 37 .507
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 42 32 .568 39 36 .520 35 38 .479 34 38 .472 31 42 .425
GB — 3 1/2 6 1/2 7 10 1/2
Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston
West Division W L Pct 44 32 .579 44 34 .564 34 43 .442 33 43 .434 29 48 .377
GB — 1 10 1/2 11 15 1/2
GB — 2 2 4 5
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Sunday’s Games Minnesota 5, Cleveland 3 Toronto 13, Baltimore 5 Detroit 7, Boston 5 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6 Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 9, 10 innings Seattle 6, Oakland 3, 10 innings Texas 2, St. Louis 1 Monday’s Games Cleveland 5, Baltimore 2 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 1 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 9-5) at Baltimore (Tillman 8-2), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Darvish 7-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 7-5), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 6-5) at Detroit (Porcello 4-4), 5:08 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at Boston (Dempster 4-8), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 6-4) at Miami (Fernandez 4-4), 5:10 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 4-4) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 9-3), 5:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 4-7) at Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-6), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 3-2) at Houston (Harrell 5-7), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-5) at Oakland (Milone 6-7), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 6-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 5-7), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Tampa Bay, 10:10 a.m. Minnesota at Miami, 10:40 a.m.
Cincinnati at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 1:40 p.m. Colorado at Boston, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 6:10 p.m. HOME RUNS LEADERS—CDavis, Baltimore, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 21; MiCabrera, Detroit, 20; ADunn, Chicago, 20; NCruz, Texas, 19; Ibanez, Seattle, 17; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 17; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 17. STOLEN BASES LEADERS—Ellsbury, Boston, 32; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; Trout, Los Angeles, 18; Altuve, Houston, 17; Kipnis, Cleveland, 17; Andrus, Texas, 16; AlRamirez, Chicago, 16. STRIKEOUT LEADERS—Darvish, Texas, 137; Scherzer, Detroit, 122; FHernandez, Seattle, 112; Verlander, Detroit, 110; Masterson, Cleveland, 110; AniSanchez, Detroit, 101; Shields, Kansas City, 99.
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
National League East Division W L Pct 44 33 .571 37 38 .493 36 40 .474 30 42 .417 25 50 .333
GB — 6 7 1/2 11 1/2 18
St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 47 29 .618 46 30 .605 45 32 .584 31 43 .419 31 43 .419
GB — 1 2 1/2 15 15
West Division W L Pct 41 34 .547 38 37 .507 39 38 .506 38 38 .500 32 42 .432
GB — 3 3 3 1/2 8 1/2
Arizona San Francisco Colorado San Diego Los Angeles
Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at Boston (Dempster 4-8), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 6-4) at Miami (Fernandez 4-4), 5:10 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 4-7) at Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 3-9) at Milwaukee (Lohse 2-6), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 1-0) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-6), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 3-2) at Houston (Harrell 5-7), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 6-5) at Oakland (Milone 6-7), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 6-4) at San Diego (Marquis 9-2), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Locke 6-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 5-7), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Kickham 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Fife 1-2), 8:10 p.m.
HOME RUNS LEADERS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 21; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 19; DBrown, Philadelphia, 19; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Beltran, St. Louis, 17; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16. STOLEN BASES LEADERS—ECabrera, San Diego, 31; Segura, Milwaukee, 23; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 22; Revere, Philadelphia, 20; Pierre, Miami, 18; CGomez, Milwaukee, 15. STRIKEOUT LEADERS—Harvey, New York, 121; Samardzija, Chicago, 115; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 111; Wainwright, St. Louis, 106; SMiller, St. Louis, 101; Latos, Cincinnati, 100; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 99.
AMERICAN LEAGUE Cleveland 000 003 020 — 5 9 0 Baltimore 100 100 000 — 2 9 0 U.Jimenez, R.Hill (6), Shaw (7), J.Smith (8), Pestano (9) and C.Santana; Britton, Tom.Hunter (6), O’Day (8), Matusz (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W—U. Jimenez 6-4. L—Britton 1-2. Sv—Pestano (4). HRs—Cleveland, Brantley (5). Baltimore, Markakis (8), Wieters (10).
Monday’s Games Philadelphia at San Diego, Late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, Late Tuesday’s Games Arizona (Cahill 3-8) at Washington (G.Gonzalez 3-3), 5:05 p.m.
Chicago (W1) vs. Boston (E4) (Chicago wins series 4-2) Monday’s result Chicago 3 Boston 2 Saturday’s result Chicago 3 Boston 1 PREVIOUS RESULTS Wednesday, June 12 (Game One) Chicago 4 Boston 3 (3OT) Saturday, June 15 (Game Two) Boston 2 Chicago 1 (OT) Monday, June 17 (Game Three) Boston 2 Chicago 0 Wednesday, June 19 (Game Four) Chicago 6 Boston 5 (OT) Monday’s summary
Wednesday’s Games Minnesota at Miami, 10:40 a.m. Cincinnati at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Seattle, 1:40 p.m. Colorado at Boston, 2:05 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.
Monday’s Major League Linescores Sunday’s Games Colorado 7, Washington 6 N.Y. Mets 8, Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 7, Milwaukee 4 Chicago Cubs 14, Houston 6 Pittsburgh 10, L.A. Angels 9, 10 innings Miami 7, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 4, Arizona 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 1 Texas 2, St. Louis 1
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs STANLEY CUP FINAL (Best-of-7)
Toronto 000 000 010 — 1 4 0 Tampa Bay 031 000 00x — 4 8 0 E.Rogers, J.Perez (7), Oliver (8) and Arencibia; Hellickson, Al.Torres (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton. W—Hellickson 6-3. L—E.Rogers 3-3. Sv—Rodney (16). HRs—Tampa Bay, Loney (9), W.Myers (2), Fuld (2).
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Blackhawks 3 at Bruins 2 First Period 1. Boston, Kelly 2 (Seguin, Paille) 7:19 Penalties — Oduya Chi (hooking) 10:40, Rozsival Chi (high-sticking) 18:25. Second Period 2. Chicago, Toews 3, 4:24 Penalties — Shaw Chi (roughing) 2:24, Seabrook Chi (tripping) 5:12, Seguin Bos (hooking) 13:57. Third Period 3. Boston, Lucic 7 (Krejci) 12:11 4. Chicago, Bickell 9 (Toews, Keith) 18:44 5. Chicago, Bolland 3 (Frolik, Oduya) 19:01 Penalty — Kelly Bos (high-sticking) 14:21. Shots on goal Chicago 6 9 16 — 31 Boston 12 6 7 — 25 Goal — Chicago: Crawford (W,16-7-0); Boston: Rask (L,14-8-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Chicago: 0-2; Boston: 0-4. Attendance — 17,565 (17,565). Conn Smythe Trophy Winners The most valuable players in the Stanley Cup playoffs: 2013—Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks 2012—Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings 2011—Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins 2010—Jonathan Toews, Chicago Blackhawks 2009—Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins 2008—Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings 2007—Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Ducks 2006—Cam Ward, Carolina Hurricanes 2005—Lockout 2004—Brad Richards, Tampa Bay Lightning 2003—Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Anaheim Mighty Ducks-x 2002—Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings 2001—Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche 2000—Scott Stevens, New Jersey Devils 1999—Joe Nieuwendyk, Dallas Stars 1998—Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings 1997—Mike Vernon, Detroit Red Wings 1996—Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche
1995—Claude Lemieux, New Jersey Devils 1994—Brian Leetch, New York Rangers 1993—Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens 1992—Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins 1991—Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins 1990—Bill Ranford, Edmonton Oilers 1989—Al MacInnis, Calgary Flames 1988—Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers 1987—Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers-x 1986—Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens 1985—Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers 1984—Mark Messier, Edmonton Oilers 1983—Bill Smith, New York Islanders 1982—Mike Bossy, New York Islanders 1981—Butch Goring, New York Islanders 1980—Bryan Trottier, New York Islanders 1979—Bob Gainey, Montreal Canadiens 1978—Larry Robinson, Montreal Canadiens 1977—Guy Lafleur, Montreal Canadiens 1976—Reggie Leach, Philadelphia Flyers-x 1975—Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers 1974—Bernie Parent, Philadelphia Flyers 1973—Yvan Cournoyer, Montreal Canadiens 1972—Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins 1971—Ken Dryden, Montreal Canadiens 1970—Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins 1969—Serge Savard, Montreal Canadiens 1968—Glenn Hall, St. Louis Blues-x 1967—Dave Keon, Toronto Maple Leafs 1966—Roger Crozier, Detroit Red Wings-x 1965—Jean Beliveau, Montreal Canadiens x-Played on losing team in the finals. NHL Stanley Cup Champions 2012-13 — x-Chicago Blackhawks 2011-12 — Los Angeles Kings 2010-11 — Boston Bruins 2009-10 — Chicago Blackhawks 2008-09 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2007-08 — Detroit Red Wings 2006-07 — Anaheim Ducks 2005-06 — Carolina Hurricanes 2004-05 — No winner (lockout). 2003-04 — Tampa Bay Lightning 2002-03 — New Jersey Devils 2001-02 — Detroit Red Wings 2000-01 — Colorado Avalanche 1999-00 — New Jersey Devils 1998-99 — Dallas Stars 1997-98 — Detroit Red Wings 1996-97 — Detroit Red Wings 1995-96 — Colorado Avalanche 1994-95 — x-New Jersey Devils 1993-94 — New York Rangers 1992-93 — Montreal Canadiens 1991-92 — Pittsburgh Penguins 1990-91 — Pittsburgh Penguins 1989-90 — Edmonton Oilers 1988-89 — Calgary Flames 1987-88 — Edmonton Oilers 1986-87 — Edmonton Oilers 1985-86 — Montreal Canadiens 1984-85 — Edmonton Oilers 1983-84 — Edmonton Oilers 1982-83 — New York Islanders 1981-82 — New York Islanders 1980-81 — New York Islanders
Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned RHP Freddy Garcia to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Kevin Gausman from Norfolk. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Sent RHPs Brett Myers and Blake Wood to Mahoning Valley (NYP) for rehab assignments. Optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP T.J. House from Columbus. HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned INF Marwin Gonzalez to Oklahoma City (PCL). Released LHP Wade LeBlanc. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Agreed to terms with LHP Hunter Green on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned LHP Pedro Hernandez to Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Optioned RHP Dan Straily to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Agreed to terms with SS Tyler Smith on a minor league contract. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned LHP Joe Paterson to Reno (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled LHP Tommy Layne from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Optioned INF Nick Noonan and RHP Jean Machi to Fresno (PCL). Reinstated 3B Pablo Sandoval from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP George Kontos from Fresno. American Association SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released RHP Josh Rainwater. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Signed LHP Kyle Shaw. NORMAL CORNBELTERS—Sold the contract of RHP Casey Upperman to Baltimore (AL). Released C Kevin Franchetti, INF Devin Thaut and C Chris Wilson.
ROCKFORD AVIATORS—Released RHP Hayden Shirley. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Released RHP Joe Parsons. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS—Signed LHP Ben Rawding. Released RHP Andrew Morris. FOOTBALL National Football League
The 77th Annual Ponoka we shooting at, like 35 other going to be a good season.” NFL—Suspended Indianapolis WR LaVon Brazill and New York Giants WR Brandon ColStampede is underway, as this guys,” he smiled. But while Lambert is a lins for four games each for violating the league’s year’s program expanded to Glass makes his home in force to be reckoned with in substance-abuse policy. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Named Zak Gilbert include eight days of western High River, but fortunately PBR Canada, his record hasn’t director of communications. action. Organizers previewed was not directly affected by been as shiny at CPRA rodeos, DETROIT LIONS—Signed S Chris Hope. Released WR Brian Robiskie. the busy week at the an- the dramatic flooding there. so a win here would be huge. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Waived LB Mario Kurn. nual pre-rodeo press confer“We’re fine at our farm. We “I would love to do good at Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Placed WR Adarius ence at the Wolf Creek Golf have lots of family and friends this rodeo. I’ve been coming Bowman, QB Matt Nichols and OL Orrin Thompson Course Monday. The bronze that are in trouble. It’s a very here for four or five years, and on the nine-game injured list. HAMILTON TIGER-CATS—Signed LB Frederic presented to the Ponoka Stam- sad deal. We have a lot of I don’t know if I have a qualiPlesius. pede in December from the people at our house, that just fied ride. So it would be really HOCKEY Professional Rodeo need a high and dry good to get a jump on the CFR. National Hockey League Cowboys Associaplace. Everything I just missed it last year by ANAHEIM DUCKS—Acquired D Alex Grant from the Pittsburgh for LW Harry Zolnierczyk. tion for its annual that can be done three hundred bucks, I think it DALLAS STARS—Signed F Matt Fraser and D Remuda award was will be done.” was. 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When I think of the beach, happy ergy of the club sliding under the ball thoughts come to mind. Bare feet, will project the sand into the ball and shorts, sun, sand castles, water sports as a result will send the ball up and and possibly even a margarita. Every- out of the sand. thing about the beach makes me happy When you set up to the ball you want and relaxed. This is not necessarily the to ensure that your body is open to the case on the golf course. target (aim left of the target for rightFor many golfers, a trip to the beach handed golfers). Because this is an excan be the most frustrating part of plosion shot, you want to open the club their day. So much so that the relaxed face to ensure you use the ‘bounce’ of state that they were in will the club to your advantage. turn into frustration and As a result, if you take you anger. A perfect round of club back on the same path golf ruined by sand! as you would for a normal Most tour players have field shot the ball will take no fear when they enter a off to the right of your target sand trap. As a matter of (for right-handed golfers). fact, they would much rathTherefore, you need to ener hit a shot from the greensure that when you take the -side bunker than from the club back, your path is from deep rough that generally the outside to in. In other surrounds the green. One of words, your path should folthe reasons for this is that low your body lines. This the surface and the depth will send the ball up and out of the sand are consistent towards your target. SCOTT and as a result the lie you Distance is determined BERGDAHL generally have in a bunker by how far you take the club INSTRUCTION back, not how far you swing will be good. Whereas when you hit into the deep rough, through the ball. If you take you may have a lie where the club back a short disthe ball is buried deep or sitting up. tance and swing through to your finish As a result, it is tough to hit this shot position, then the ball will go a short consistently. distance. Taking the club back further Most importantly, tour players and and swinging through to a full finish low handicap golfers understand the position will ensure the ball travels basic rules necessary to consistently further. hit a shot out of a green-side bunker. The most important position in golf These rules include: the stance and is the finish position. The finish posiball position; alignment and club face tion consists of all of your weight on angle; swing path, equipment and fin- your front foot, your body facing the ish position. Following these few basic target, the club above your shoulder rules will assist you in hitting the ball pointing towards the ground and your out and close to the hole. back foot rolled up on your tip toe. First of all, you need to take your Most golfers are afraid to swing stance. Line up with the ball forward through to their finish position bein your stance (just inside your front cause they feel that if they do they will heel). Your feet should be approxi- send the ball flying across the green. mately shoulder width apart, with ap- I can assure you that if you enter the proximately 70 per cent of your weight sand two inches behind the ball that positioned on your front foot. the only way to get the ball up and out It is easy to slip in the sand when is to ensure that you finish. you make your swing as the surface Finally, you need to be sure that is much softer than when standing on you have the right equipment to get the grass. As a result, you need to dig the job done. A sand wedge is different your feet into the sand to ensure you and unique in its design from the rest are grounded properly. Once you have of your clubs. Most sand wedges come done this you will notice that the bot- with approximately 56 degrees of loft, tom of your feet is lower than the bot- the second most lofted club available. tom of the ball. This is important beWhat is unique about it is that it is cause if you do not choke up on the the heaviest club in the bag. The exclub then the tendency is to hit too far tra weight will assist you in swinging behind the ball and as a result leave through the sand. It also has what we the ball in the trap. Now you are faced call the bounce. This is the rounded with the same shot as you just had. sole of the club and it prevents the Now that you have taken your stance club from digging into the sand when you are ready to hit the ball. Unfortu- used properly. If you do not have a nately, that is not what we want you to sand wedge, consider visiting your lodo. When you are in a green-side bun- cal CPGA golf professional to ask for ker, the club does not actually hit the their advice on what sand wedges are ball. The idea of this shot is to enter available. the sand approximately two inches beApplying these swing techniques hind the ball with your club. The club will ensure the next time you step onto will slide under the ball and exit the the beach will be memorable and ensand approximately two inches from joyable. where the ball was. Scott Bergdahl is the head professional This is an explosion shot. The en- at Lakewood Golf Resort
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“It’s business to do for me, but like I said, happiness is something that you can’t buy with money. It’s something in your heart and in your mind,” Backstrom said. “So that’s the most important thing for me, to be happy.” Backstrom just finished a four-year, $24 million contract. In the new deal, he will make $2.5 million this season, $3.75 million in 2014-15 and $4 million in 2015-16. He will be 38 at the end of this, his fourth contract with the Wild, who signed him out of Finland in 2006. The Wild have Bill Masterton award winner Josh Harding back in the net, too, after overcoming multiple sclerosis and taking over in the post-season following Backstrom’s injury in warmups. But they badly wanted to keep the steadiness Backstrom has brought to the position over his tenure with the team. “We’re familiar with Nik. He’s familiar with us. He’s earned the trust of his teammates through his professionalism and his work ethic,” Fletcher said. “Nobody’s more prepared as a goaltender than Nik. I’ve never seen a goalie practice that hard, and you’ve got to give him a lot of credit. He’s been a model of consistency.”
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BABYSITTER COURSE St. John Ambulance is lending a hand to allow more children take the What Every Babysitter Should Know course. For the third year, St. John Ambulance will offer Sponsor a Sitter, a subsidy program to help disadvantaged youth aged 11 and older, take the course. The babysitting course teaches basic lessons for proper care of infants and children, preventing injuries, what do in emergency situations, First Aid and more. The course runs in Red Deer on July 25 and Aug. 15. Ccall 1-800-665-7114.
WONDER SHOW RAISES CASH Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District raised $10,668 by hosting the Selinger Wonder Show on June 14 and 15 at Red Deer Memorial Centre. Local businesses purchased tickets to send children from low-income families to see the show featuring the illusionist and motivational speaker. While Selinger was here, he also spoke to more than 3,000 Red Deer students about empowerment and resiliency. Money raised will go help fund Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District, which has served the area since 1983. For more information, visit www. bgcreddeer.ca.
FOOTHILLS ADAPTIVE CHALLENGE Camping adventures for persons of all abilities will be available from July 5 to 7 at Crimson Lake Provincial Park. The Hub on Ross is part of the Push to Open Nature Society Network that helps everyone get the most of outdoor experiences. The second annual Foothills Adaptive Challenge will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 6 at the Twin Lakes group camp site in the park, west of Rocky Mountain House. The weekend hosted by the Network and Alberta Parks will feature recreational opportunities for everyone, including those with disabilities and mobility issues. Hiking, canoeing and fishing will be available, and a fundraising barbecue will be held to raise funds for adaptive equipment. People of all abilities can join the inclusive fun. The activities and camping are free, but those interested in participating must book ahead by calling Michelle at 403-8954345.
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Red Deer methadone clinic doctors to assist in Edmonton THREE EDMONTON DOCTORS ARE LEAVING THE OPIATE PROGRAM BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Doctors from Red Deer’s methadone clinic will be helping out at Alberta Health Services’ Opiate Dependency Program in Edmonton where doctors are leaving due to a contract dispute. AHS says its three Edmonton doctors are leaving the opiate program on June 30 after unsuccessful contract negotiations with AHS. But the Edmonton Opiate Dependency Clinic, that has 540 clients, will not close. So far one doctor has been recruited for
the program and doctors from Edmonton, Lethbridge and Red Deer will be providing interim support. Central Alberta Methadone Clinic, a private clinic, has two part-time doctors who prescribe methadone, which prevents physical withdrawal and reduces drug cravings for opiates, including morphine and heroin. LaVerne Stevenson, office administrator and part-owner of the local clinic, said this week each of her doctors will spend a day at the Edmonton clinic. She said it will not impact the operation of the Red Deer clinic where Drs. Glenn
Kowalsky and Wayne Church take turns seeing clients one day per week. Doctors require special licences to prescribe methadone. Central Alberta Methadone Clinic has run for 12 years and has about 250 clients, up about 70 from two years ago. “Addiction is very prevalent whether by choice or by prescription,” Stevenson said. “I’m very passionate about methadone. It does work. It’s only one tool on the road to recovery and if someone is serious it works very well.” email@example.com
Woman’s mother denied visa FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WON’T ALLOW ROMANIAN WOMAN TO VISIT FAMILY AT DELBURNE BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A Delburne woman wants to know why the federal government makes it so hard for parents living in other countries to get visas to visit their families in Canada. Alina Anderson, 36, was trying to arrange for mother Stana Enache, 60, of Romania, to come for a three-or-four-week visit to see her two grandchildren this month, including a three-year-old granddaughter she has yet to meet. “It didn’t even cross my mind they would say no. That’s ridiculous that you can’t even bring your parent to come and see you,” Anderson said. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff “I’m sure many, many people go through this and they are very disappointed that a Alina Anderson with her two children Alicia and Tyson Newsham. parent cannot come and visit a child and grand kids.” “It’s not necessarily a unique situation. Seven years ago, her mother received a She’s not a millionaire, but she has two It’s something we see fairly regularly,” Convisa for a three-week visit to Canada when houses paid for and she has land.” non said about the government’s Anderson was living in British Corefusal to give Enache a visa. lumbia. “Most of the time with visitors ‘IT’S NOT NECESSARILY A UNIQUE Anderson said buying a return ticket for her mother to come to Can- SITUATION. IT’S SOMETHING WE SEE FAIRLY visas is that the officer is not satisfied that they will return at the ada is cheaper and easier than takREGULARLY.’ end of their stay. ing her two children to Romania. “That’s usually the biggest isHer mother was denied the visa — COLIN CONNON, CONSTITUENCY ASSISTANT FOR sue.” from the Canadian Embassy in RoRED DEER MP EARL DREESHEN He said re-applying with more mania last week because the federal information can sometimes help. government says her ties to RomaAnderson, who owns Dan’s Custom AuAnderson said her mother is not connia were not strong enough to ensure her return, she lacked the personal assets and tos with her husband, said she could send vinced that more information will make a financial status, and Anderson lacked per- in more documents to prove her family’s difference and has given up trying to get a visa. sonal assets and financial status to be her financial status. But her mother is retired and her financAnderson said she could send in more host. es aren’t going to change. financial information about her family’s Anderson said she couldn’t understand Colin Connon, constituency assistant for finances, but her mother pension is apparwhy her mother has become now become Red Deer MP Earl Dreeshen, said just be- ently too small. ineligible. “I’m the only one here. The whole fam- cause someone got a visa in the past doesn’t Please see VISITORS on Page C2 ily is back home. It makes no sense to me. mean they will get one in the future.
OLDS COLLEGE Ride for Dad goes ahead despite uncertainties Auto auction caused by flooding raises $1.2 million There were detours, no-shows and flood concerns, but more than 200 motorcyclists were out on Central Alberta roads on Saturday for the fifth annual Rural Alberta Ride for Dad. The ride, held to support the fight against prostate cancer, went ahead despite certain road closures along the proposed route and amidst worries that some of the riders had about how floodwaters across the province might affect their livelihoods. “We had some riders that couldn’t make it because they were dealing with flooding. “At the same time, we had people show up who weren’t sure if their houses were going to be there when they got done the ride that day, and they still came and did the ride,” said organizer Dean Harper. The event featured two convoys of bikers, one that started in Red Deer and another that set out from Olds. T he Olds riders went to Drumhell-
er before returning to Olds, where they met up with the Red Deer crew and the riders formed a four-kmlong parade of bikes on the final stretch to Didsbury. Harper said the estimated fundraised total from the event was $160,000, which would be a nearrecord high, but below the $200,000 organizers were hoping to raise in 2013. “We rate this as a huge success,” said Harper. The money raised goes toward the research of Dr. John Lewis at Edmonton’s Cross Cancer Institute. The flooding in Calgary had another effect on the ride, as waters there buried the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) testing Man Van that was supposed to be present for the end of the day ceremonies to allow for free cancer screening. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men — one in seven will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.
The J.C. (Jack) Anderson Charity Auto Auction is now in the rear view mirror for Olds College, and it is a pretty sight to look back on. The event, held on Sunday, raised $1.2 million for the college’s Centennial Entrepreneurship Legacy Fund. At the auction, 103 vehicles from Anderson’s personal collection were auctioned off, drawing nearly 1,000 bidders to the town’s Cow Palace. In a release, college president Tom Thompson said the auction helped the institution raise its profile nationally and even internationally. Anderson, a Calgary-area rancher and entrepreneur, donated the collection — including such gems
as a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster and a 1969 Ford Thunderbird — to the college for the auction. He had previously given a $1-million cash donation to the college. Over 300 volunteers worked on the cars over many months to prepare them for the sale, and more than 125 volunteers made the event happen on Sunday. The auction was part of the college’s centennial celebrations, a three-day affair featuring the Canadian National Cutting Horse Finals, heritage tours, trade shows, ongoing entertainment and car collection-related events. On Saturday night, the sky above was alight with a fireworks show.
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BRIEFS Warrants issued for drug suspects Arrest warrants have been issued for two drug suspects who did not show up for their preliminary hearing on Monday morning. Anthony Cromastey, 24, of Winnipeg, Navarone Oldpan, 23, of Hobbema, and Ryan John Monias, 22, of Red Deer, are among a group of 16 alleged gang members arrested during a raid in Red Deer on July 13, 2012. All three men were charged with possession of illicit drugs for the purpose of trafficking. Monias pleaded guilty in January and was sentenced to three months in jail. Cromastey and Oldpan, who were released from custody, had pleaded not guilty and were scheduled for a preliminary hearing in Red Deer provincial court. Preliminary hearings may be scheduled to determine whether the Crown has sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Lawyers for both men advised the court that their clients were aware of the court date but had not arrived for the hearing as expected. Warrants for the arrest of both men were issued at the request of Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis.
Man granted bail after another run over Bail was granted on Monday for an Innisfail man accused of running over another man and then driving away after a dispute between two groups of people outside a local pub early Saturday morning. Innisfail RCMP have charged James Allen Duschesne, 22, with aggravated assault, dangerous driving causing bodily harm and failure to stop at the scene of a collision in connection with the alleged offence. Judge Bert Skinner granted Duschesne’s release on $1,000 cash bail with conditions including a curfew, a requirement that he abstain from alcohol and non-prescription drugs and an order that he have no contact with the alleged victim as well as other witnesses named during his bail hearing. Duschesne is due back in court on July 12 to enter a plea.
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VISITORS: Conditions “That’s what most of the people get there. That’s not going to change.” And her family ties to Romania aren’t going to change. “How can you prove you’ll go back? What do you have to do?” She said if the government is so worried about parents trying to stay in Canada they should require both the parents and the child to sign a legal document that would allow the government to automatically deport parents if they try to stay in Canada permanently. Government could make people forfeit money or property. “I would do it. I would sign the paper because I know she won’t stay here. Not ever. She has everything back home.” According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, people who apply for a visa must show they are not inadmissible and must show the following: ● Are in good health and do not pose a health risk. ● Do not have a criminal record. ● Do not pose a threat to Canada’s security. ● Have a valid passport or travel document.
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LITTLE BUFFALO, — Estimates of the size of a pipeline spill in northern Alberta have grown dramatically, causing concern among area aboriginals. Pennwest Exploration says between 400,000 and 600,000 litres of salty waste water escaped from the pipeline in addition to 5,000 litres of oil initially reported. “Groundwater, and also the environmental damage for wildlife ... that’s always the concern,” said Billy Joe Laboucan, chief of the Lubicon Lake Cree. “Especially if it’s in a boggy area. “It’s really hard to get all of that. It seems to seep it.” Alberta Environment said Monday that a swampy area of muskeg and wetlands just under two hectares in size has been affected. Pennwest has said no waterways have been touched. Nobody from the company was available Monday. Pennwest’s headquarters are in downtown Calgary, which remained largely deserted due to heavy flooding. The spill is about 20 kilometres from the aboriginal community of Little Buffalo. It is regularly used by locals for hunting and trapping. Laboucan said effects are still visible from a 2011 leak from a Plains Midstream pipeline, which released 4.5 million litres of oil into similar terrain. It is affecting a swampy area of muskeg and wetlands. The Lubicon Lake First Nation says Pennwest (TSX:PWT) believes the spill took place on Saturday evening in an area that is the proposed location of future reserve lands. Lubicon Lake spokesman Garrett Tomlinson says the spill is about 25 kilometres from Little Buffalo, where most of the first nation’s residents live, but the oil spill is a big concern for hunters and trappers in the areas affected by the leaked oil.
‘GROUNDWATER, AND ALSO THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE FOR WILDLIFE ... THAT’S ALWAYS THE CONCERN.’
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Restorers heading south LOCAL DAMAGE RESTORATION COMPANY TO HELP WITH FLOOD CLEANUP BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Trish and Gordon Holmes are packing their bags and heading to Calgary. The couple, who own the Red Deer franchise for PuroClean — a fire and water damage restoration company — will join their corporate counterparts from across Canada to help with the cleanup of the flood-ravaged city, and possibly other communities in the area. “Anyone who can spare the time and equipment is coming in,” said Trish Holmes. “We’re hoping for eight to 10 crews.” Although most of the water has yet to recede, restoration crews should be able to begin working on the periphery of the affected area, and then slowly progress
through the devastated area, she said. “We’ve been told to expect three weeks solid, just basically going house to house. “Then after that, we anticipate there will be work — for even just the emergency end — for probably a month and a half, two months.” Norm Dubois, who owns Central Restoration & Renovation in Red Deer, said it’s too soon for most flood restoration companies to have been summoned to Calgary. “Once things settle down, there will be calls probably for some of us to go there.” But he plans to focus on the needs of clients in Central Alberta, an attitude that’s shared by Don McLeod, an owner of Red Deer Fire & Flood Ltd. “We do feel for every one of those people down there, but by the same token we have to feel for local people in Red Deer,” said McLeod, explaining that his company
is busy with work unrelated to the recent flooding. He added that restoration work in Calgary, and other affected communities, is unlikely to begin in earnest until water levels have dropped significantly. “Once that’s done, the adjusters can get in and see what kind of damage there is and whether it’s covered by insurance or not.” The availability of insurance depends on the circumstances, said Steve Kee, director of media relations with the Insurance Bureau of Canada. “We’re not aware of any coverage that covers overland flooding,” said Kee. However, property owners may be eligible for compensation if their damage resulted from a sewer backup and there’s a water endorsement in their policy.
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Massive rebuild seen as likely
Hudson’s Bay looks at Saks Department store owner Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) is looking to expand its presence in the U.S. with the purchase of high-end retailer Saks Inc., says a source close to the potential deal. Speaking Monday on the condition of anonymity, they said Hudson’s Bay has been eyeing the beleaguered American department store chain for the past few months. The source said HBC is looking to buy all 41 department stores under the Saks (NYSE:SKS) banner, including the iconic location on New York’s Fifth Avenue, which opened in 1924. If the deal were to go through, the stores would stay operating under the Saks name. They said Hudson’s Bay is one of a number of potential buyers vying for Saks, which means that a deal could happen quickly but added that one of the obstacles of the acquisition is its valuation.
Scotiabank’s commodity index up Strong oil prices offset drops in other commodities tracked by Scotiabank’s (TSX:BNS) monthly commodity index and led to a strong turnaround in May. But it’s a surge that Scotiabank economist Patricia Mohr treats cautiously, since early data suggest the upswing isn’t certain to continue into next month. “May was actually a lot stronger because of stronger oil prices for Western Canada but there have been some negative developments that impact on metals in particular in late June,” Mohr said Monday. “It was really oil-led and because many of the other commodity sectors actually dropped in May.” The overall index climbed 2.3 per cent, as Western Canadian Select heavy oil prices jumped to US$80.90 in May, up from US$69 per barrel in April and the highest in 15 months. — The Canadian Press
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Red Deer Chamber of Commerce executive director Tim Creedon, left, and policy co-ordinator Jonathan Seib tend the grill during the Chamber’s annual volunteer/member appreciation barbecue on Monday. About 200 burgers and 50 hotdogs had been consumed by 1 p.m.
Corporate Calgary facing productivity losses after flood lines, added Todd Hirsch, an analyst at ATB Financial. “Corporate Calgary is very good at working remotely,” said Hirsch. “That’s why we all have these
Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) — were closed Monday. Employees were still able to Some of the energy companies work remotely, although many headquartered in downtown Calcompanies said they were focusing gary could see productivity losses only on the most after being forced out essential business of their offices by se‘WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE MINDS activities. vere flooding, but the Encana Corp. CONGREGATED, BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT good news is that oil (TSX:ECA) asked ALL IN THE OFFICE, THAT’S WHERE YOU’RE employees to work and gas production are largely unaffected, anfrom home TuesLOSING PRODUCTIVITY.’ alysts said Friday. day and said it “These down— BRIAN POW, VICE-PRESIDENT will do the same town offices are cenOF RESEARCH AT ACUMEN CAPITAL PARTNERS LTD. Wednesday as the trepoints for planoffice will remain ning,” said Brian Pow, closed. “We are vice-president of research at Acu- smartphones and email and re- encouraging people, if they are men Capital Partners Ltd. mote servers, so that when these capable, to work from home, but “When you don’t have minds disruptions happen, at least the in our instructions to employees congregated, because they’re bare bones of business can still number one is, ensure the safety not all in the office, that’s where happen.” and security of your family and you’re losing productivity.” The Calgary headquarters of your property and yourself,” said And, although it’s a “major in- several energy companies — in- spokesman Jay Averill. convenience,” the evacuations are cluding Encana Corp., Suncor Enunlikely to have a huge impact ergy (TSX:SU), Enbridge Inc. and Please see COMPANIES on Page C4 on oil and gas producers’ bottom BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
Southern Alberta’s massive flooding is likely to be followed by a massive rebuild. What impact that will have on Central Alberta’s construction sector is currently a matter of conjecture, says the president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Central Alberta Region. “It’s too early to know what we can expect to see,” said Lisa Buckingham, adding that the situation should become clearer as the extent of the damage to homes in Calgary, High River and other communities becomes clearer. “I would imagine that it will definitely put a strain on our trades,” she said, speculating that the services of Central Albertans like plumbers, electricians and framers will be in high demand. Buckingham doesn’t expect a mass exodus of tradespeople from this region. But she anticipates that some will relocate, and newly trained journeymen may be more likely to choose Calgary as a place to settle. Any loss of tradespeople would come at a time when the local housing sector is already feeling the effects of a skilled labour shortage. “We’re not at the point of 2007 where the demand is as high as it was, but it’s higher than it was two years ago.” One consequence could be that the timelines for home construction in Central Alberta will grow longer. But Buckingham thinks consumers will be understanding.
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Gas prices not yet affected by Alberta flooding BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The flooding in oil-rich Alberta doesn’t appear to have had any impact on Canadian gasoline prices so far and, in the opinion of many experts, a flood-related price spike at the pumps seems unlikely at this point. CIBC economist Peter Buchanan said Monday that gasoline prices don’t seem to have been hit by the natural disaster, but added that most watchers are still trying to get a handle on the impact of the sudden and extreme event. “When you have flooding, refineries are sensitive to that, but I’m not quite sure that (the flooding) is to the possible extent of refinery disruptions,” Buchanan said. “If you did get that, that could certainly create more upward pressure on gasoline prices.” Gasoline may also see a temporary
hike if consumption increases with the use of water vehicles involved in rescue operations, or because of concern by the general population. “The sort of effect when you have a weather-related disaster, traditionally, is that people are worried about the availability of gasoline so they rush out and fill up their cars and you get price spikes,” Buchanan. Gas prices Monday did not appear to reflect that kind of panic. In Calgary, they ranged from $118.9 to $125.9 a litre for regular gas, well within the average price for Alberta of $123.157, according to the price tracking website GasBuddy.com. In Ontario, where the average is $125.652 a litre, Torontonians were paying between $119.4 and $124.6 a litre. Several energy companies headquartered in downtown Calgary have been
forced to evacuate their offices after severe flooding, while Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) is dealing with a weekend spill of synthetic crude in northern Alberta. But there have not yet been reports of refineries completely shutting down because of the rains. People in Calgary began returning to assess the damage Monday as the cleanup from last week’s flood continued, although those in High River, the community hardest hit by the flooding, still had no timeline for when they would be able to return home. The surge of water was expected to head to the eastern Alberta city of Medicine Hat next, but flood watchers now say water levels on the South Saskatchewan River have peaked and flooding won’t be as severe as initially feared.
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market piled on more losses Monday as traders continued to sell off risky assets like equities and commodities amid signs that the U.S. Federal Reserve is getting ready to cut back on stimulus and more worry about China’s economic rebound. The S&P/TSX composite index closed off the worst levels of the session, coming back from a 237-point plunge to finish down 158.8 points at 11,836.86. The loss came on top of a slide of 192 points or 1.57 per cent last week. The Canadian dollar continued to feel the pressure of a rising greenback but the currency was well off sessions lows as strength in the greenback moderated mid-afternoon and oil prices rose sharply. The loonie closed down 0.27 of a cent to 95.37 cents US, after earlier falling as low as 94.75 cents US, its lowest level since early October, 2011. U.S. indexes also finished in the red but also well off session lows with the Dow Jones industrials closing down 139.84 points at 14,659.56 on top of a 1.8 per cent slide last week. The Nasdaq composite index gave back 36.49 points to 3,320.76 and the S&P 500 index lost 19.34 points to 1,573.09. Markets started to nose-dive last Wednesday after Fed chairman Ben Bernanke signalled that the U.S. central bank feels economic data has improved to a point where it could start to wind up its bond buying program this year and wrap it up by the middle of next year. China also pressured markets as the government allowed commercial lending rates to soar in a move analysts said was aimed at curbing a booming underground lending industry. Analysts say the spike late Thursday in the country’s interbank lending rate to over 13 per cent was part of an effort to trim off-balance-sheet lending that could threaten the financial stability of the world’s second-largest economy. But markets feared the move could also hurt economic growth. China’s major state-owned banks are unwilling to lend to any but their biggest clients, so the vast majority of smaller businesses must rely on informal lending. Mainland China’s Shanghai Composite Index plummeted five per cent to a four-year low. Indications that the Fed will ease up on its US$85 billion of bond purchases each month continued to send the U.S. dollar and bond yields higher. The benchmark 10-year Treasury stood at 2.55 per cent late Monday afternoon, off highs of over 2.636 per cent earlier in the morning. But that is still up from 2.25 per cent prior to Bernanke’s news conference last Wednesday and from 1.6 per cent in early May. The stronger greenback also helped depress commodity prices and raise concerns about demand. That is because a stronger greenback makes it more expensive for holders of other currencies to buy oil and metals, which are dollar-denominated. The base metals sector led declines, down 6.38 per cent as July copper on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved closer to the US$3 level, down another seven cents to US$3.02 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) shed $1.55 to C$21.22 while First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) fell $1.33 to $14.29. Gold prices also continued to fall, down $14.90 to US$1,277.10 an ounce, pushing the gold sector down about 4.25 per cent. Bullion fell to three-year lows last week in the wake of the indication by the Fed of lower bond purchases. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) fell 96 cents to C$24.64. Elsewhere in the gold sector, slumping gold prices have resulted in Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) intensifying its downsizing plan. The miner is eliminating about 100 jobs or almost a third of its corporate staff at its headquarters in Toronto and other offices. Barrick is also dealing with operational and regulatory issues at some of its mines and projects. Barrick shares fell 43 cents to $17.28. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs cut its outlook on the metal for 2013 and 2014, citing growing price risks from an improving U.S. economic picture.
The bank now expects gold to end this year at $1,300 an ounce, down 9.4 per cent on its previous forecast, and at $1,050 an ounce by the end of 2014, down 17.3 per cent on its earlier outlook. The energy sector fell 1.23 per cent while the August crude contract clawed back some of last week’s four per cent slide to advance $1.49 to US$95.18 a barrel. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) declined 50 cents to C$29.08. Traders also looking at what damage heavy rains and flooding will have on Alberta’s energy business. Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) is working to contain and clean up a weekend spill of synthetic crude into a wetland area and small lake in northern Alberta. Enbridge also shut other pipelines in the area as a precaution, including the Athabasca and Waupisoo pipelines, as the province grapples with major flooding, including in the city of Calgary where Enbridge has its head office. Enbridge said in its initial assessment that unusually heavy rains may have resulted in a ground movement that affected the pipeline, which is part of its Athabasca network. Its shares were down 87 cents to $42.64. The industrials group fell 1.22 per cent as Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) gave back $1.92 to $122.18. Rising U.S. bond yields also put pressure on interest sensitive stocks on the TSX. In the utilities sector, Just Energy Group (TSX:JE) fell 25 cents to $6.40. Telecoms also fell with BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) down 68 cents to $42.92. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 11,836.86 down 158.80 points TSX Venture Exchange — 880.02 down 15.76 points TSX 60 — 681.09 down 8.29 points Dow — 14,659.56 down 139.84 points S&P 500 — 1,573.09 down 19.34 points Nasdaq — 3,320.76 down 36.49 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 95.37 cents US, down 0.27 of a cent Pound — C$1.6190, up 0.66 of a cent Euro — C$1.3762, up 0.38 of a cent Euro — US$1.3124, down 0.01 of a cent Oil futures: US$95.18 per barrel, up $1.49 (August contract) Gold futures: US$1,277.10 per oz., down $14.90 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.368 per oz., down 30.9 cents $686.98 per kg., down $9.94 TSX Venture Exchange TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 880.02 points, down 15.76 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 93.01 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $0.70 higher $606.40; Nov. ’13 $1.80 higher $557.70; Jan. ’14 $1.50 higher $561.60; March ’14 $0.90 higher $560.00; May ’14 $1.00 higher $557.50; July ’14 $1.00 higher $555.60; Nov. ’14 $1.00 higher $525.40; Jan ’15 $1.00 higher $525.40; March ’15 $1.00 lower $525.40; May ’15 $1.00 higher $525.40; July ’15 $1.00 higher $525.40. 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: 343,540 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 343,540.
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DAMAGE: Clean properly Holmes said she’s heard that some insurance companies will provide coverage under a water endorsement if a sewer backup preceded the arrival of surface water. Kee declined to comment. “I think that that’s best left to adjusters who would look at a situation and make a determination.” Regardless of who pays the bill, it’s important to ensure the cleanup is done properly, said McLeod. That includes drying the premises and removing interior walls, flooring, insulation and everything else that’s came into contact with contaminated water. “Overground water is considered contaminated as well,” pointed out Holmes, describing how it may contain chemicals like lawn fertilizer and motor oil. “Then you have to look at secondary damage,” continued McLeod, explaining that high humidity levels can result in mould well away from the flooded area of a house. In some instances, demolition and reconstruction is the best option. And that may be a common theme in High River, suggested Holmes. “When you’re looking at a house where you can only see the roof, you know it’s most likely going to be a total loss.” Dubois agreed. “That’s a total disaster area. A lot of those homes will be torn down.” Holmes cautioned against trying to clean a flooded home yourself. “That tends to happen, and then a year later there are massive mould issues,” she said. “My big concern is for people who may be coming back into homes that are damaged,” added Kee, citing problems like defective electrical systems and unsafe water. Holmes also warned property owners to be on the lookout for inexperienced or unscrupulous contractors. For those who escaped the effects of the flood, now would be a good time to review their insurance policies to ensure they know the extent of their coverage, said Kee. They might also want to look at their homes and decide if some possessions should be removed from the floor and even out of the basement. firstname.lastname@example.org
REBUILD: Demand to rise A flood-induced construction boom in Southern Alberta could spill into other sectors as well, she added, with demand for building materials and supplies, and even products like appliances and furniture likely to rise. It’s tough to say when the effects of the flood will be felt on the construction industry, especially with many projects dependent on government funding rather than insurance proceeds, pointed out Buckingham. Trish Holmes, who owns the Red Deer PuroClean franchise with her husband Gordon, recalled the aftermath of the July 2011 rainstorms that flooded several areas of Central Alberta, including Eckville. Repairs in that town were still taking place a year later, she said. “The construction industry in general will be busy for a long, long time,” said Holmes of the current situation. email@example.com
PRICES: No flood, energy cost connection Patricia Mohr, an economist and commodity market specialist with Scotiabank, said she didn’t see a connection between the disaster and any impact on oil or gas prices, noting that the flooding was limited to specific spots not known for any major oil produc-
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tion facilities. “Keep in mind it’s just around the rivers and the real impact of that flooding is mostly going to be in downtown Calgary and in the homes and communities around the river,” she said. “The more important factor for commodity markets is actually what went on in China last week in their banking sector, and you’ve got oil prices moving down.” Global commodity prices have also come under renewed pressure from last week’s comments by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, who indicated that a stronger U.S. economy may lead the Fed to withdraw some economic stimulus my mid-2014. According to Buchanan, the sectors most likely to be hit by the floods will be tourism, as travellers opt to stay away from the area altogether, and agriculture, because farmers will have to contend with suboptimal growing conditions following the rains. “The issue there is that people are making their summer travel plans now, and even if they manage to restore some services people may decide not to go there this summer,” he said. “Don’t forget, if you’re talking about the eastern Rockies, you’re dealing with an international travel crowd and people have to make plans in advance. They may not always be quite sure what the situation on the ground is.” One area that will predictably see a boom is the construction industry as the city begins to recover. “They’re going to have to repair a lot of infrastructure, both private property that’s been damaged as well as public infrastructure like highways and railroads,” Buchanan said. “It’s still pretty early going at this point, but we do see a sizable (overall) impact over the next few quarters.”
COMPANIES: Some impact Encana said only two of its gas well sites, located southeast of Calgary, have been impacted by flooding. “Outside of Calgary we’ve had almost zero impact,” said Averill. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) said a small number of employees who are engaged in “critical” business activities, such as those supporting exploration and production, were given access to the company’s offices, as some parts of the city have been reopened. The head office of Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) in Calgary was also closed Monday as the company grappled with a spill from its Line 37 pipeline in northern Alberta, possibly as a result of shifting ground due to unusually heavy rains. Suncor Energy said late Monday that it has temporarily reduced production from its Fort McMurray oilsand operations as a result of the precautionary shutdown of the Enbridge pipeline system within the Fort McMurray region. “We’re using our existing storage capacity, as well as moving volume on our oilsands pipeline, to mitigate the impact while we work with Enbridge to facilitate safely bringing the pipelines back into operation,” said president and CEO Steve Williams. “At this time, Suncor does not anticipate an impact on its ability to meet annual production guidance,” the company added. Hirsch, meanwhile, said the impacts of the flooding will be felt most in the tourism industry and in small businesses, said Hirsch. “Mother nature is undiscerning about these things, but this came at a really, really bad time because in the next 10 days Alberta is heading into its largest tourist draw of the year, and that is the Calgary Stampede,” he said. Although the event will still take place, Hirsch said the number of tourists flocking to the area and the amount of money they spend will be lower than in other years. Meanwhile, sectors involved in rebuilding the city, such as construction and renovation companies, are likely to see a boost, said Pow. “There are whole neighbourhoods that have to be rebuilt,” he said. “House builders and renovation experts are going to have a heyday for the next number of years.” But, Pow added, paying for all those renovations will mean dipping into savings or taking on loans.
Barrick cuts 100 corporate positions, mostly in Toronto, in ongoing streamlining Barrick Gold Inc. (TSX:ABX) is laying off about 100 corporate staff, mostly from its Toronto headquarters, as it struggles with falling gold prices and a number of internal challenges. The jobs that are being cut represent about 30 per cent of the total corporate office positions for the Torontobased mining company, which is the world’s largest gold producer. Most of jobs are at Barrick’s head office in Toronto, but some are at its regional offices. An email from Barrick’s spokesman says staff at a Barrick office in Salt Lake City, Utah, may also be affected. The company advised staff last week that the layoffs were coming. The cuts affect a small portion of the 25,000 employees that Barrick has worldwide but represent its ongoing efforts to streamline during a period
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of falling gold prices and internal challenges, including mounting costs at its Pascua-Lama project in South America and losses at its copper business in Africa. The company’s chief executive promised shareholders in April that Barrick was committed to producing returns for investors. Barrick also said its capital spending this year would be reduced by about half a billion dollars to between $5.2 billion and $5.7 billion — down from the previous budget of $5.7 billion to $6.3 billion. Barrick has reduced exploration spending to a range of between $300 million and $340 million, which is $100 million lower than before. The company vowed to make changes in the way it does business after a massive writedown primarily related to its copper mine in Zambia pushed the miner to a loss of US$3.06 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. As well, African Barrick Gold
(LSE:ABG) suffered a net loss of just under US$46 million during the fourth quarter as a major increase in its cost of sales more than offset slightly higher revenues. Barrick holds a 73.9 per cent interest in the company, which was formed when the Canadian gold miner spun off its African operations in March 2010. In South America, the company is
coping with a setback at its Pascua-Lama megaproject, which straddles the border between Chile and Argentina. The project will be delayed past the second half of 2014, when the company had previously expected to get the megaproject into production, due to Chilean court- and government-ordered suspensions to deal with environmental impacts.
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FAUX-DOC ‘THE SECRET REVOLUTION’ DELVES INTO SUPPOSED POLYESTER-FUELLED PLAN TO LIBERATE WOMEN, GAYS, BLACKS BY CASSANDRA SZKLARSKI THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS There was much more to the disco era than sex, drugs and dancing, according to the tonguein-cheek documentary The Secret Disco Revolution. It was actually a covert operation to liberate women, gays and blacks in the ’70s, says writer/director/producer Jamie Kastner. So covert, in fact, that many of its participants didn’t even know they were involved, he admits. Disco queen Thelma Houston giggled alongside Kastner as he outlined his theory at the Toronto International Film Festival last September. The Don’t Leave Me This Way hitmaker called it “all very funny to me.” “It was just a time to me of good music, people dancing and having a great time,” said Houston, who still tours with other disco legends including The Pointer Sisters, the Village People and KC and the Sunshine Band. The Toronto-based Kastner admitted his film is not so much a documentary as “true-life fauxhistory.” “We really went to town,” Kastner said of his approach, which was mainly to make a “really fun film about a ”really fun era with lots of fun pictures and great music and dancing.“ “If you don’t make a fun film about disco I think you’ve done something wrong. So first and foremost that’s what this is. After that though, I think quietly it’s kind of a film about how history gets written.” In the movie, he turns to several revisionist historians to support his premise — one academic suggests Saturday Night Fever is a deeply feminist film while another says the roots of revolutionary disco can be traced to Nazi-occupied France. Their views are greeted with skepticism by some of the era’s biggest stars, including Gloria Gaynor, Kool and the Gang, the Village People and KC and the Sunshine Band. Still, Houston does admit that her success is largely built on an ardent gay audience, and because of that she’s “done just about every gay pride (parade) there is.” During her visit to Toronto, she lamented the disco backlash
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Thelma Houston (left) and director Jamie Kastner pose for a photo as they promote the movie The Secret Disco Revolution in Toronto. that cast the genre as vapid fluff. She blamed disco’s bad image on greedy labels and DJs who tried to capitalize on the craze by releasing poor copycats. “So much of that — not being really thought out — kind of had something to do with people rebelling against the music,” she said. “However, I do feel that the good music is still around and it’s still strong and it didn’t stop.” The film and its kooky premise — outlined in a brisk 84 minutes — find their strongest opponents in the Village People. Despite their reputation as gay macho icons, the singers react with surprise when Kastner suggests they led the supposed social revolution with lyrics laden with double entendres. In turn, they insist their campy hit In the Navy was really a song celebrating life in the Navy and
that YMCA was simply an ode to working out. Kastner said that surprised him. “These guys have to make their living travelling Middle America and playing all sorts of venues where clearly they’re not embraced as gay icons,” he said. “Clearly, it doesn’t pay to be embraced as gay icons and I think that is a sad statement on how unsuccessful the revolution was.” “If that’s what it was about,” Houston interjected. “If that’s what it was about,” Kastner allowed, smiling. The Secret Disco Revolution plays at Toronto’s Open Roof Festival on Thursday, before its official opening Friday in Toronto and Montreal. It screens July 6 to 13 in Edmonton and has a limited run in Vancouver on August 2, 3 and 5.
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Sister using illness to manipulate siblings Dear Annie: My older sister, “Johanna,” is no obligation to buy them a hobby farm or was diagnosed with inflammatory breast can- any other expensive slice of wish fulfilment. cer two years ago. Since then, she seems to Johanna is using her illness to manipulate have one new “lifelong dream” after another you, counting on your guilt to get what she that she expects my brother and me to fi- wants. nance. Too bad she cannot appreciate what you My brother has worked hard his entire are already giving her: your love and caring. life and saved his money. He tried helping Dear Annie: My family is planning a surJohanna with her first dream prise party for my mom’s big (a house) with a loan. birthday. Her husband initially told One sibling lives far away, Johanna that my brother rebut he has frequent-flyer miles fused to help, and Johanna and can fly free. Plus, he has told him to “die a miserable friends in the area with whom death.” to stay. She lightened up when she The others all live nearby. found out the truth. When the However, it will cost me bank didn’t approve the deal, more than $2,000 to attend (airshe did repay most of the monfare, hotel and car rental). I aley. so am not eligible for vacation I’ve tried to help her, too, and will be docked pay for the but I could not afford to keep days I miss. giving her money. I want very much to attend, Johanna’s latest dream is but my siblings have rented a hobby farm. She asked my a venue for the party and are brother to give her $18,000 as hiring caterers, arranging vaan outright gift. He told her let parking, etc. I am afraid I no. will not be able to afford it all. MITCHELL Johanna stopped speaking Any suggestions? — Not & SUGAR to both of us, even though I Rich Kid Sis have no control over what my Dear Not Rich: Please don’t brother does. wait until your siblings send Here’s the real problem. you a bill. Her husband recently asked Any costs that are expected both of us for money and, as to be shared should be disalways, made sure to mention cussed in advance and agreed that she might die any moment. to by all parties. They have both used her possible death to Call your siblings and explain your dilemguilt us into giving her money. ma. Ask what they expect from you, and tell Annie, I love my sister, but it doesn’t seem them what you can afford. right that they use this as a weapon against Work it out now so there are no hard feelus. It also bothers me that Johanna stops ings down the road. speaking to us if we deny her. Dear Annie: “Disgusted” said that a chariNone of us are wealthy. If I had the cash, table organization had sent him various free I’d give it to her. But I also understand my items, including a cheque for $2.50. brother’s point of view. Another sibling took Anyone who receives an unsolicited him for a lot of money many years ago, run- cheque in the mail should read the endorsening up thousands of dollars in credit card ment area carefully. debt. By signing and cashing the “free” cheque, There is a good possibility that nothing you may be entering into an agreement to will come of this hobby farm, and we’d all be buy or invest in something in which you have out a lot of money, and for what? We aren’t no interest, and it will cost much more than young anymore. What do you advise? — Torn you think. — Ed in Florida Sister Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell Dear Torn: It’s obvious that you want to be and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann a good sister to Johanna. Landers column. Please email your questions to When someone is having health problems, email@example.com, or write to: Annie’s you should be supportive emotionally, offer Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, to cook meals or help with errands. But there Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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BARBER William Melvin ‘Bill’ 1943 - 2013 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of William Melvin ‘Bill’ Barber. Bill passed away Friday June 21st, 2013 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 70 years. Bill was born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan on January 30, 1943 to parents Russell and Annie Barber. He moved to Red Deer in 1961 and began working at Edwards Trucking, which was a stepping stone to a lifelong career in the oil industry where he made many valued friends. On May 30th, 1964 Bill married Julie Tomalty of Red Deer and together they raised five children. Calgary was their home until moving back to Red Deer in 1990. Bill is survived by his loving wife Julie, his children Paula Freimuth (Kyle) of Brooks, Daren (Hayley) of Calgary, Sean (Lynda) of Calgary, Marc (Debbie) of Airdrie and Andrea Bauer of Red Deer. Bill is also survived by his cherished grandchildren Tyler Wikdahl (Ariel), Jesse Wikdahl, Daphne Freimuth, Bree Barber, Deklin Barber, Rylie Barber, Jordan Barber, Brayden Barber, Carlee Benoit (Hayden), Tory Barber, Carter Barber, Grayson Bauer, Gavin Bauer, Ryan Bauer and three great-grandchildren Seth Wikdahl, Brady Wikdahl and Bentley Freimuth. Bill was predeceased by his father in 1990, his mother in 2005 and his brother Edward (Ted) in 2011. Bill’s large extended family feel a profound sense of loss that can only be comforted by the knowledge of having been privileged by Bill’s good humor, kind nature and warm smile for as long as we were. A funeral service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday June 27th, 2013 at 1:00pm. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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BROWN Former long time Red Deer resident and business man Paul R Brown passed away quietly on June 22, 2013 at Red Deer Regional Hospital. Paul was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan November 14, 1914. He is survived by two daughters, Judith (Bill) Joinson of Edmonton and Karen (Mike) Holtzman of Okotoks; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife Florence in 2008 and his son Doug in 1996, his father Billy Brown in WWI, mother Florence Kenefick and two infant daughters. Paul was a goaltender with the Lloydminster Prolites and the Red Deer Gunners. Paul started with Safeway Red Deer in 1937, followed by Kenkins for twenty years, he later was owner operator of the Tog Shop Men’s Wear until retirement. Paul was a charter member of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club from 1947, he started Saturday Morning Commercial League with many of friends. He was a two team Alderman from 1952 to 1956, a founding member of Red Deer Athletic Association, which became Red Deer Minor Hockey, along with Dr. Bill Carter and Dr. Bill Parsons. He was named Sportsman of the year in 1964. He was past President of Kinsmen, K-40 and Kiwanis Waskasoo. He was a member of S.P.E.B.S.Q.U.A. (Barber Shop Singers). He and his wife were seventeen year volunteers with Meals on Wheels. Special thanks to the staff at Sylvan Lake Lodge for their loving care (and great meals), and also to the staff at Unit 31 if the Red Deer Regional Hospital, Dr. LaRue, and Dr. Janke, and his great friend Gordon Gray for his devoted friendship. There will be no service at Paul’s request, remember him by visiting a shut-in or an old friend. His favorite song was Sweet Georgia Brown, donations gratefully accepted to Sylvan Lake Lodge Foundation or Meals on Wheels Red Deer.
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PANDER (nee Strandlund) Carol Delores 1945 - 2013 Carol, loving and loyal wife of Wa y n e P a n d e r, b e l o v e d m o t h e r o f Ta n i a , S e a n (Barbara) and Richelle (Bill) and the “bestest” grandma to Olivia, Brehnan, Saeth, Ellen, and Rudy died with very short warning on Thursday, June 20, 2013. She was surrounded by an adoring circle of family including her mother Edith, sister Jan, and the spirit of her father Elmer as well as many friends and relatives who had travelled through storms and darkness to say goodbye. Carol was born on November 1, 1945 in Broadview, SK and carried her farm community roots with her when she moved in 1972 with Wayne to raise their children in Red Deer. She was a caring and compassionate woman full of quiet, impish mischief who created a home that was a welcoming sanctuary for her children, numerous relatives and countless friends of the family - many of whom lived there at one time or another to start new lives and families of their own. Together with Wa y n e s h e b u i l t a v e r y special family that was fondly referred to by her children’s friends as the “Waltons”. Carol was a nurturing woman who expressed her love through smiles, hugs, food and crafts. All who knew her will remember Carol knitting sweaters, devouring books, playing cards, gardening, picking berries, bustling about the kitchen, and presiding over magical and informal feasts at her table. She is greatly missed but her spirit remains alive and will be celebrated forever. Our whole family would like to extend warm thanks to the staff at the Red Deer Regional Hospital especially Sylvia, Sarah, and Dana in the ICU who took such loving care of Mom and made all the family and friends who gathered to say goodbye feel welcome and comforted. A Prayer Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, R e d D e e r, o n T h u r s d a y, June 27, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers and in honour of Carol, memorial donations may be made directly to S.T.A.R.S, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 8M7 or the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 - 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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HOFFNER JONES Emily Margaret Porter 1934-2013 (nee Fawcett) Emily Hoffner passed away at her home in Red Deer on It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing Wednesday, June 19th 2013. of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister on June Emily was born in Delburne, 20, 2013. She left this physical world peacefully in her own Alberta on October 16, 1934. home, surrounded by her family and supported by her She started her schooling in community and strong faith. Margie is survived by her loving Delburne and graduated from husband Hugh of 56 years; her children; Mark (Stacey), A l i x H i g h S c h o o l . E m i l y Gregory (Theresa), Christina (Kelli), Dylan (Robin), and m o v e d t o R e d D e e r a n d Rhondda (Darrell); her precious grandchildren and great worked for many years at the grandchildren; her siblings Ann (Bob), Louis(Ted), Ervin Peacock Inn. She married (Bernice), Clark (Diane); and her large extended family Jack Laidler and had two which includes many special cousins, nieces, and nephews. daughters, Tracy and Sandy. Margie has many close friends, including prior colleagues She then started a new path and classmates, who have been very dear to her as well. with Dave Hoffner where Margie was born August 30th, 1932 in Consort, Alberta and they built a life and business was the eldest of 5 children. She grew up on a pioneer farm in property management. under the loving care of her parents, George and Janet Fawcett. Emily’s passion in life was After completing high school in Consort, Margie moved to her children and grandchildren. Calgary in 1950 to attend Mount Royal College. She always She took up golf at the age of knew she was destined to become a nurse and graduated in 60, which brought her years September 1954 from Nursing at the University of Alberta of enjoyment with her family Hospital. Public Health was her passion and she received and friends. Emily was never this diploma from UAH in 1956 which would set the tone for one to be a ‘wall flower’ and her entire career. She married Hugh in the Ponoka United jumped at the opportunity to Church Dec.30, 1957 and was thrilled to have five children. try anything new. She enjoyed Shortly after marrying, she began her career with the Wetoka travelling and spent many Health Unit. Margie juggled working, raising a farm family, winters being a snowbird in and participated in extensive community and church activities. Lake Havasu. Emily was a She was an extremely caring person and has provided a very special and remarkable helping hand to many -we are all better people for knowing woman who will be missed this special lady. The family would like to extend a huge but lovingly remembered and thank you to many people for your kindness throughout this f o r e v e r c h e r i s h e d i n t h e journey - the entire list is too long to include here: Dr. Gregory hearts of her family and her Chan and staff, Home Care Nurses Sandy Woodfin and many dear friends. Emily leaves Betty Golley, the a.m. Home Care Ladies, Rev. Ross Smillie, to mourn her daughter Sandy Jamil Rawji and staff, Marlon Wombold and Ponoka Funeral Laidler and her grandchildren Home, her many friends and relatives. A funeral service will Mike Moore, Kristy (Brett) take place at the Ponoka United Church, 5020-52 Ave, on Moore and Danny Moore. Friday, June 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm. A luncheon will follow She will also be missed by after the service at the Ponoka Senior’s Drop in Centre. her partner Al Service and Memorial donations in Margie’s name may be made to Family her sister-in-law Donna (Allan) and Community Support Services (FCSS) Ponoka - Respite Loewen, as well as numerous Fund or a charity of your choice in her name. To express nieces, nephews and many condolences to Margie’s family, please visit dear friends. Emily was www.womboldfuneralhomes.com. predeceased by her daughter Tracy Moore, her parents Arrangements Entrusted To John and Michalina Tyess, PONOKA FUNERAL HOME father of her children Jack ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ Laidler, her second husband 403.783.3122 Dave Hoffner, her brothers Philip, Jim and John and her sisters Jenny and Vanda. A Celebration of Emily’s life will be held at Eventide Funeral Graduations Chapels 4820-45th Street, Graduations R e d D e e r, A l b e r t a o n Wednesday June 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will be held at the Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta. If desired memorial donations in Emily’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation 3942-50a Ave, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 4E7. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222 BRIANA EHNES Samantha Smith (nee Braun) Congratulations on receiving Congratulations on completing your Bachelor of Education your Masters in Library and Degree from University Information Studies at the of Alberta! U of A. Good Luck in your Love, Mom & Dana new job at Lois Hole Library. ~Love Mom, Dad, Alli & Cam
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BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE requires a Prescreening Tech with front desk duties. WHAT’S HAPPENING Experience not necessary, Administrative job training is provided but CLASSIFICATIONS Assistants qualifications will be Excellence in the following 50-70 considered. Starting wages REG. Dental Hygienist. skills is mandatory: $14/hr. Please fax resume Must be flexible with hours. Microsoft Office, written to 403-342-2024. Apply to Healthy Smiles and verbal communication, Fax resume attn. Corinne ability to multi-task and be Personals 403-347-2133 or email: well-organized. Candidates firstname.lastname@example.org Oilfield with a two year business ALCOHOLICS diploma or administrative ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 diploma are preferred. Sunreal is a dynamic COCAINE ANONYMOUS company, which offers a Farm Work 403-304-1207 (Pager) rewarding work experience in an atmosphere where LOOKING FOR ON June 20th at Walmart, A gentleman offered to help employees are treated with FULL & PART TIME me carry a large container, respect. If you are interested CHICKEN CATCHERS A RED DEER BASED that was kind of you. I would in working hard and having willing to work night/early fun, please fax your Pressure Testing Company like to personally thank you. morning shifts. resume to 403-342-0212 req’s. Operators for testing ~Massage Therapist Immediate openings. no later than July 2, 2013. BOP’s throughout AB. 403-391-6360 Full Benefits. Only those with Drilling rig Contact Mike 403-848-1478 VOLUNTEER Classifieds exp. need apply. Fax COORDINATOR Your place to SELL resume & driver’s abstract SPRUCE LANE DAIRIES The Lending Cupboard Your place to BUY to: 403-341-6213 or email Penhold is seeking Full is looking for a email@example.com and P/T farm WORKVolunteer Coordinator. Only those selected for ERS/MILKERS Avail. (this is a paid position) interview will be contacted. immed. 403-886-2980 • Computer skills req’d, Windows 7 Microsoft Office, Hair • Management skills req’d, Diplomatic, be Stylists able to motivate volunteers, scheduling, JUST CUTS is looking for CLASSIFICATIONS F/T HAIRSTYLIST organized No clientele necessary. JOURNEYMAN HD • People skills, friendly, 700-920 Call Jen at 403-340-1447 open minded. CVIP MECHANIC or Christie 403-309-2494 Hours are Mon., Wed., & We are currently seeking Fri. , 9:303:30 pm. motivated hardworking Start your career! Caregivers/ email resume to: personnel to join our busy See Help Wanted Aides paul.lendingcupboard@ oilfield trucking division. shaw.ca Top wages. Email or fax F/T LIVE IN FEMALE resumes to 403-782-0913 Caregiver/Companion for Looking for a place firstname.lastname@example.org Janitorial to live? elderly woman west of Rimbey, AB. Non-smoking. Take a tour through the ARAMARK at (Dow Valid Drivers. Criminal CLASSIFIEDS Prentiss Plant) about check and references 20-25 minutes out of Red req’d. $1845 - $336 room Deer needs hardworking, & board. Email reliable, honest person email@example.com. Dental w/drivers license, to work You can sell your guitar 40/hrs. per week w/some F/T ORODONTIC for a song... weekends, daytime hrs. or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Fax resume w/ref’s to ASSISTANT EXPERIENCED OILFIED and we’ll sell it for you! 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black TRACKHOE Operators & NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Experience preferred. LABOURERS REQ’D. Great working environment. Must have all safety tickets. Please drop off resume Competitive wages. Clerical attn: Marina Call 403-502-1091 at Bower Dental Centre or email: Office Manager / Accountant www.datacan. firstname.lastname@example.org CCCSI is hiring sanitation ca/OfficeManager.pdf RECEPTIONIST for workers for the afternoon Landcore Technologies Buying or Selling Hygiene Department req’d. and evening shifts. Get Inc. is a leading provider of Please drop off resumes to your home? paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Rathole and Pile Driving Associate Dental, Attn. Check out Homes for Sale Call 403-348-8440 or fax services throughout Corinne or fax 403-347-2133 in Classifieds 403-348-8463 Western Canada. We are currently seeking a full-time Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year Heavy Duty Bingos 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 BINGO maintenance and repair Candidates should own GIFT CERTIFICATES their own tools, class 5 AVAILABLE drivers license, Heavy Duty Trade Certification. Experience in welding and fabrication an asset (but not necessary). Successful candidates should excel in Check Out Our Progressive Pots @ www.reddeerbingocentre.ca oral communication skills, problem solving, and working with others. To apply, either email resumes to info@ 25% OFF AFTERNOONS; 50% OFF EVENINGS* landcore.ca or fax to GOLD BOOKLETS ONLY 403 783 2011
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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 LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers for areas including Sask. and US. 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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Our beautiful assistedliving Facility (Sunset Manor - Innisfail, Alberta), is seeking an experienced LPN Manager. The successful applicant will inspire staff to deliver an excellent, compassionate, and dignified level of care. Salary will commensurate with experience. Role is full-time, but with flexibility.
(5- 10yrs experience)
SUNREAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT LTD. has openings for
M u s t b e a b l e t o PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. Provide own work truck 3811 40th Ave. Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor DRAGON City req’s exp’d and train crew Strong Computer Skills P/T or F/T Servers. Please apply in person to Sam. Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and LUAU Investments Ltd. Sour wells) (O/A Tim Hortons) Collect Data - pressure, FOOD SERVICE rates, temperatures SUPERVISOR Assist in Rig in and Rig 1 yr previous experience. out of equipment F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m Must be avail. weekends locations across Western $13.00 per hour Canada 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. REQUIREMENTS: 7111 - 50 Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , SAM’S CAFE Driver’s License required! Must be willing to NORTH submit pre access fit Taking applications for for duty test, as well as F/T or P/T DISHWASHER. drug and alcohol Apply in person AFTER Travel & be away from 2 p.m. 7101 Gaetz Ave. home for periods of time 21/7 Red Deer Ability to work in changing climate Sales & conditions
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TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com fax 403-844-2148
VAC/steamer Truck driver. Lacombe area, HOME EVERY NIGHT. Fax resume to 403-704-1442 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
AL-TERRA ENGINEERING (RED DEER) LTD. SEEKING CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN TECHNOLOGIST. Above industry standard wages, benefits plan, vehicle allowance, profit sharing. Experience a diverse variety of projects in Red Deer & all over Alberta. C.E.T designation with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience using AutoCAD or Civil 3D. Please email resumes to: Tyler Broks, R.E.T - tbroks@al-terra-rd. com or fax 403-340-3038. Visit our website www. al-terra-rd.com. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
FULL-TIME Residential Architectural Technologist. The candidate must have 3-5 yrs experience, be proficient in AutoCAD Architecture 2012, Google SketchUp and MS Office. Construction field work exp. is preferred. We offer competitive wages and a comprehensive benefit plan. Interested candidates may apply with resume and references between 8-5 to: TRUE-LINE HOMES #140, 4731 61 Street We thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
FINANCIAL independence part of your dream? We can help. expandinghorizonsa1 @gmail.com RED DEER’S #1 Tool Store
KMS TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
is looking for individuals who are passionate about tools, and are committed to exceptional customer service. If you are knowledgeable about Welding, Construction, Wood Working, Shop Equipment or Automotive industry tools, enjoy a fast paced environment and have a can-do attitude, we have the role for you. Employee pricing, extended health benefits and training provided for the right candidate. Now accepting resumes for SALES AND CASHIER positions, apply in person 53 Burnt Park Drive or email employment@ kmstools.com
Busy road construction company looking for
FINISHING HOE & DOZER OPERATORS
Minimum 5 yrs. exp, work 7 days a week at least 12 hrs. a day, overtime and subsided pay. Please Fax: resume to 403-309-1944 or email to: email@example.com CRYSTAL GLASS needs summer help. Will train. Drop off resume at: 4706-51 Avenue or fax 346-5390 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRAMING CONTRACTOR RONCO OILFIELD HAULING to frame 3 houses in Pono- Sylvan Lake. Openings for ka. 403-357-0654 winch tractor, bed truck drivers and swamper’s. FULLY EXPERIENCED Top wages and benefits. framers req`d. 403-350-5103 Email resume tom@ NO BEGINNERS! roncooilfieldhauling.ca or fax. 403-887-4892 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds TRUCK DRIVER w/ Class 3 & air endorsements. Send resume & clean driver’s abstract to: email@example.com
LINE LOCATING ASSISTANT REQUIRED
Central Line Locating req’s Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds a locator assistant. No experience necessary, willing to train. Must be physically fit. Working Misc. varied hours. Send Help resumes to: office@ centrallinelocating.com Academic Express Fax 403-747-3535 ADULT EDUCATION Office: 403-747-3017 AND TRAINING LOCAL Construction Company now hiring FALL START experienced Dozer, • Community Support Excavator & Grader Worker Operators. Please fax resumes to 403-347-6296 • Women in Trades • Math and Science in PLASTERTONE the Trades Stucco, Trowelers & Stone • G E D c l a s s e s d a y s / Masons Needed. Top wages. evening Everyone welcome to apply. Call Tony 403-588-0840 Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. POSITION IN MANUFACTURING PLANT 403-340-1930 F/T Palm Sanding/ www.academicexpress.ca
Starting wage, $14/hr. Hours are 6 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Must have own transportation & be avail. immed. Please apply by fax: 403-885-5810 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Only selected candidates will be contacted. WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015 WESTAR MASONRY is currently looking for SKILLED MASONRY LABORERS Contact Conrad at 403-340-1145, Fax: 403-342-6670 or email: email@example.com
CLASS 3 DRIVER/ EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
req’d immed. Local work, need drivers abstract. Fax resume to 403-986-8142 DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 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. GPW WATER req’s a Bondable Delivery Person, in great physical shape, enjoys a friendly work environment & values true customer service. Part/Full Time. Drop resume & driver’s abstract to 100, 87 Patrolia Drive, Red Deer County, Fax: 403-343-4166 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org NEED AN EXPERIENCED CLASS 1 DRIVER FOR PICK-UP & DELIVERY in Red Deer. Forklift exp, needed. You will be home every evening & weekends off. Good wage. Call 403-346-0158 or fax resume to 403-314-9234
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in MUSTANG ACRES & KENTWOOD Keen Cres. & Kendrew Drive Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
Attention Students SUMMER HELP flex. sched., $14.50 base-appt, cust. sales/service, no experience necessary, conditions apply, will train, visit summeropenings.ca Call 403-755-6711 APPLY TODAY!
Flexible hours including. weekends. Apply in person to the Baker at RUN’N ON EMPTY 5101 - 76 Street.
BOBCAT OPERATOR(S) Exp. Framers Req’d local work, transportation provided, exc. wages, bonuses paid. Call 403-588-0808
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: email@example.com
with a minimum of 2 years experience in ﬁne grading and ﬁnishing, offering a competitive wage and beneﬁts, on local job sites in Lacombe & area. Applicant must have a valid Class 3 license with air. Only those who have the above prerequisites will be interviewed. 306449F27
Please submit resume with Driver’s abstract to: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 403-782-7786 Please no phone calls.
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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St. MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Close & Ritson Close $98/mo. DEER PARK AREA 1 Block Davison Dr. & 1 1/2 Blocks of Doran Cres. & Dunn Cl. $70/mo. ALSO Doan Ave & 1 Block of Doran Cres. $73/mo ALSO 1 Block Dempsey St. Dumas Cres. & Duffy Close $95./mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info
CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA Asmundsen Ave. INGLEWOOD AREA Ivey Close Irving Close Ingle Close Inglewood Drive LANCASTER AREA Lamont Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres. MORRISROE AREA Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295
GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
HELP WANTED. Penhold Cadet Camp is now seeking experienced Bakers, First & Second Cooks, Servers, General Help. FoodSafe a must. Apply w/ resume at Penhold Cadet Camp. 2453 24th St. Springbrook, AB 403-886-3002
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HERITAGE LANES BOWLING
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 REG COX FEEDMIXERS Req’s In Service Shop, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622 RESIDENTIAL APT MANAGER 23 suite apt. complex. Live-in role. Responsibilities incl. cleaning, maintenance, yard care, administration. Fax to 403-346-5786 RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR C-store Gas Cwash Apply ABA Investments Inc oa Heritage Esso, FT $15.50/hr Supervise, train staff, prep schedule, sales reports, merchandising, inventory mgt, HS grad, computer literate, some exp. Mail Resume 6020 67 St. Red Deer, AB T4P 3M1
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
LAMINATE Flooring, 10 sq. ft. new in original pckg. $90.; HARDWOOD flooring, 2.5 sq. meters in original pckg. $90. ; WINDOW Well covers, 58 x 19 (2); $25. 403-314-5557
HEWLETTE PACKARD PRINTER. Works Great. $20. 403-755-2760
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
19.2 VOLT drill, 2 batteries and charger $35; 18 volt drill 2 batteries and charger $35 403-347-1501
LOOKING for mature couple to manage mobile park, 20 min. outside of Edm. airport. Small equip. exp. preferred. $3500/mo. accommodations incld’d. Send resume to: 34654 Delair Road, Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2C9
PING GOLF SET RIGHT HANDED PING IST driver, PINGPING EYE 2 irons, 3-pw Ping Zing putter, $150 403-346-0093
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1996 HESTON 565A Baler Low usage, new belts & serviced. Shedded, field ready w/operator manual & computer console. $11,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954
2011 MASSEY FERGUSON 1359, 9’ Disc Bine. Like new. 7 cutting discs, field ready. With operator manuals. $15,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954
FOR SALE: 5 shelf bookcase $15. Light oak office chair $10. Phone 403-986-2849 Start your career! See Help Wanted
5 WHEEL RAKE, independent hydraulic arms & height adjustment, $4000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954
LARGE OLDER HIDE-A-BED Good cond. Beige floral print, Asking $50. 780-884-5441
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
NINTENDO WII w/14 Games $160. 403-782-3847 PS2 w/6 games. $60. Xbox w/6 games. $60. 403-782-3847
Misc. for Sale
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
2 BDRM. WITH GARAGE
UTILITIES INCLUDED! This main floor suite with open concept , a mature treed and fenced yard in desirable Westpark for only $1295/month. Call and book your showing soon with Kristina at 403-396-9554. Hearthstone 403-314-0099
ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 appls, shows like new. $1000 + utils. Avail. now 403-341-9974
newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1395 SD $1000. n/s Avail. July 1 403-304-7576 / 347-7545
Bldg located on a quiet close backing onto treed area. Comes with Dishwasher.† Short walk to schools and Parks. Starting at $995/mo. Heat and Water included. Call Kristina at 403-396-9554. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 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
PROPERTIES IN B.C. Each sleep 15 people. 1st (shown above) is on Norbury Lake near Ft. Steele 2nd is on Mountain-Side Golf Course in Fairmont. 403-340-8838
Rooms For Rent
CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 ROOM $500. Blackfalds. All incld’d, furn. 588-2564 SE house has 2 furn. rooms avail., n/s working M, no kids/pets, internet, $475/mo., 403-318-5139
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. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190
Realtors & Services
Health Care Aide Medical Office Assistant Health Unit Coordinator Veterinary Administrative Assistant Dental Administrative Assistant and more!
SIAMESE (2) kittens and Also 1 BURMAN kitten. $50/ea. 403-887-3649
Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.
Boasting 1.5 Baths, Cathedral ceilings upstairs, 9ft. ceilings downstairs, designer colors & finishings, 5 appliances and assigned parking. This property will not last! Just $1295/month! Hurry and call Kristina at 403-396-9554 while it lasts. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 NEW lower suite house 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 1000 ft., separate entrance/laundry/furnace room, rent $1150 + utils, DD $1150 403-347-0014
NEW main floor house 3 bdrm. 2 bath 1250 ft, sepSHELTIES erate laundry and furnace 1M, vet checked,1st. shots, ready to go $500/ea. room, rent $1500 + utils, 403-722-3204 846-0198 DD $1500 403-347-0014
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Lots For Sale
FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 SYLVAN LAKE - Pie lot, Well priced. Good location. 403-896-3553
Money To Loan
PRIVATE LENDER: Mortgage money available on all types of real estate. We lend on equity. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436
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3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1195 SD $1000. Avail. July 1, 403-304-7576, 347-7545
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300 Choosing the Right Realtor DOES make a Difference Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995
Houses For Sale
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
2 bdrm. avail. July. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
2008 GRAND PRIX $10,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
Newly Reno’d Mobile
3 BDRM., 1046 sq. ft. 1960 bungalow, full bsmt. w/dble det. 22x24, garage, 50x120 Westpark lot, NEW: laminate flooring, roof (house & garage), hot water tank & dishwasher. 5 appls. Ready to move in. $254,900. 1-250-756-6686
2008 BMW 335i, lthr., 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 CHEV Monte Carlo LS FWD, 93492 kms., $10,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2 BDRM. HOME
Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1195 or $1225 along the river. SD $1000. Avail, July 1. 403-304-7576 347-7545
OUTDOOR FISH POND, 50 Gallon, with stand FREE 403-343-6785
Businesses For Sale
PET FRIENDLY 3 BDRM. TOWNHOUSE
With 4 appls, a fenced yard, 2 bathrooms and lots of space this townhouse is a steal at just $1225/month. Qualified pets welcome! Call Kristina at 403-396-9554 to see it now. Hearthstone 403-314-0099
MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
Mobile LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. Lot
FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month LUGGAGE, veg. steamer, Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 rice cooker, high chair, AFFORDABLE toaster, ironing board, CELEBRATIONS Homestead Firewood Foreman grill, canning jars, HAPPEN EVERY DAY Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. pictures, lawn chairs, patio IN CLASSIFIEDS 3 BDRM, 3 bath home , 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 flower pots, watering nice deck, new paint & carpet, hoses, waste containers, for over 40 couple with no FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, plant hanger baskets, etc. pets at 7316-59 Ave. Poplar. Can deliver All for $100.; Suites Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 Electric basement Ph: 403-341-4627 HUMIDIFIER, $90 FREE FIRE WOOD 403-314-5557 2 BDRM. OPEN D E E R PA R K 3 b d r m + Bring your own saw. den, 3 bath, A/C & Vac, 403-346-4307 CONCEPT APT. TABLE TOP PROPANE BBQ bsmt, fenced, 5 appls. N/S This Adult only Building is Like New. $20. LOGS No Pets, $1600 + SD, 26 x located conveniently near 403-309-1737 Semi loads of pine, spruce, 28 garage (negotiable) all amenities.† Perfect for tamarack, poplar. 403-302-9296 Avail NOW the budget-minded at just Price depends on location. Pets & LACOMBE 4 bdrm, 1 bath $895/month with Heat and Lil Mule Logging Water included! Call $1295 403-782-7156 Supplies 403-318-4346 Kristina at 403-396-9554 403-357-7465 while it’s still available. 6 MONTH OLD MAIN FLOOR - Lancaster, Hearthstone 403-314-0099 BABY HAMSTER 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $1100. Free to good home LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. Free wi-fi, no pets, n/s. White with black & brown SUITES. 25+, adults only 403-302-2357 spot. Friendly. n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 403-755-5407 MODERN & TRENDY
32 HOLMES ST.
11/2 blocks west of hospital!
1 1/2 blocks west of mall, 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. balcony, 4 appls, no pets, n/s, rent $1195 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545
ESTATE SALE. Household furniture in good cond, household items, Tues. June 25 - Thur. June 27, noon - 7, 5021-47 St. Sylvan Lake
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SECOND 2 NONE Cut lawns, hedges, yard clean up and eavestroughs. 403-302-7778
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2004 FORD Freestar. Perfect in every way. 190,000 km. All options incl. remote start. New tires. New windshield. Asking $8000. 587-377-3547
1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2007 SEABREEZE 34’, gas, 2 slides, 38,000 kms, very clean, very good cond., $65,000 403-843-6077 783-1484(c)
2011 MITSUBISHI RVR GT Fully loaded, black cloth seats. 45,000 km. $19,400 OBO. Ty @ 403-588-1087
1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice $11,900 403-347-7893 598-3104
1997 33’ DUTCHMAN dbl. slide, walk around queen bed, exc. shape $8500 403-782-2993
2008 HYUNDAI Santa Fe AWD, lthr., sunroof, 52012 kms, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
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2006 BMW X5 panoroof, lthr., $16,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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EXTENTIONS mirrors for GMC 1999-2005 $50 403-343-6044 RV bunk ladder, $15; sewer hose attachments, $20; toilet tank cleanout hose, $10; propane hose, $10; cooler, water jug, $5 for both; stabilizer jacks (4) $10; bike carrier (hitch mounted) $65. 403-314-5557
2001 CHEVY Blazer SUV 4 x 4 -very good condition, low km’s -$5,750.00 OBO 403-343-1651, 341-0606
2010 FORD Expedition Eddie Bauer 4X4,.$26888 348-8788 Sport & Import
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2008 GMC 1500, 4x4, 5.3 SLE, no issues. 161,000 km WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and $14,900. 403-346-9816 trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629
2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $10,500 obo 403-391-8264
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Obama’s climate push may take a long haul, running up against end of presidency by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is running out of time to make good on his lofty vow to confront climate change head-on, and Congress is in no mood to help. Moving ahead on his own, Obama will announce a set of actions Tuesday that will take years to implement. The centerpiece of the plan is a push to issue new regulations that would curb greenhouse-gas emissions from new and existing power plants, according to people briefed on the plan by the administration. Other components will include energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and help for communities preparing for the effects of climate change. “This is a serious challenge, but it’s one uniquely suited to America’s strengths,” Obama said Saturday in a White House video announcing the speech at Georgetown University. Yet environmental activists are frustrated that Obama, despite deeming climate change a priority as far back as his first presidential campaign, waited until his fifth year in office to issue a detailed plan. In his State of the Union address in February, Obama gave lawmakers an ultimatum that if Congress wouldn’t pass climate legislation, he’d take action himself. Four months later, Obama appears to be done waiting. “His view reflects reality,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. “We’ve seen Congress attempt to deal with this issue, and fail to.” Days earlier, as word came of Obama’s plans for existing power plants, the leader of the House of Representatives, Speaker John Boehner, called it “absolutely crazy,” making clear the obstacles Obama would face in trying to push anything through Congress. In going it alone, Obama’s options are somewhat limited. But environ-
mental activists say taking action to reduce the heat-trapping gases that coal-fired power plants emit would have the most impact. Forty per cent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, and one-third of greenhouse gases overall, come from electric power plants, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the Energy Department’s statistical agency. The Environmental Protection Agency, using its authority under the Clean Air Act, has already proposed rules for new power plants, but those rules have been delayed. Although finalizing the rules for new plants would likely compel the government to eventually take similar action on existing plants, the Obama administration has until now insisted it’s focused on new plants. People briefed on Obama’s plan for existing plants said that rather than issue a specific new standard, Obama will announce he’s directing his administration to work with states and interested parties to develop a costeffective, flexible system that can curb emissions without costing so much as to create negative economic impacts. That’s a process that will assuredly drag on for years. “If EPA proceeds with regulations, they should be based on adequately demonstrated technology and provide an achievable timeframe to allow the coal industry to continue advancing clean coal technologies,” said Mike Duncan, who runs the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. So if Obama wants to see the new rules realized while he is still in charge, he has to start now. Under the process outlined in the Clean Air Act, the EPA cannot act unilaterally, but must work with states to develop the standards, said Jonas Monast, an attorney who directs the climate and energy program at Duke University. An initial proposal will be followed by a months-long public comment period before the EPA can issue final guidance to states. Then the states
must create actual plans for plants within their borders, a process likely to take the better part of a year. Then the EPA has another four months to decide whether to approve each state’s plan before the implementation period can start. “When you play all that out it does take you to the end of his second term,” said Dan Lashof, who directs the climate and clean air program at the Natural Resources Defence Council. Still, Obama has the opportunity to “set a clear timetable and expectations about the level of emission reductions that can be achieved,” Lashof said. The rules may also face legal hurdles if opponents challenge them in court. Although the Supreme Court has upheld the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, the issue remains largely uncharted waters. In one sign of the ongoing legal manoeuvring over how much the government can do to tackle emissions, the Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider reinstating an EPA rule overturned by a lower court that would have used the cross-state air pollution rule to impose restrictions on emissions on plants in upwind states. Another ticking clock is a goal Obama outlined in in his first year in office, during global climate talks in Copenhagen, to cut U.S. carbon emissions by about 17 per cent by 2010, compared to 2005 levels. The U.S. for years appeared headed to meet that goal, helped by rockbottom natural gas prices that made it cheaper for plants to shift from coal to cleaner-burning natural gas. But government data shows that the trend is starting to reverse, raising questions about whether the U.S will be able to meet the goal unless Obama intervenes. “The administration has no chance of meeting the 17 per cent reduction target without such a rule,” said Conrad Schneider of the Clean Air Task Force.
Panda goes missing from Washington zoo, found nearby THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighbourhood Monday after it went missing from the National Zoo. The male named Rusty was captured in a tree near a home in Adams Morgan, a neighbourhood known for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife, said National Zoo spokeswoman Pamela Baker-Masson. Senior curator Brandie Smith said animal keepers surrounded the area where he was found and called Rusty’s name to calm him before capturing him in a net. “We just had to approach him carefully,” she said. “We are surprised by the distance he was able to cover.” The animal was taken to the zoo’s animal hospital for a checkup and will remain there for several days. How he escaped is still a mystery, though. Zoo officials began reviewing security footage Monday morning to see if there is any evidence of how
Rusty escaped or whether he may have been taken by a human and then set loose. Curators have cut back any long tree limbs that may have aided the skilled climber with the escape. “There is no obvious point that Rusty could have gotten out of the enclosure,” Smith said. “We all know that young males like to test boundaries.” Unlike giant pandas, red pandas are not members of the bear family. Red pandas are slightly bigger than a domestic cat and look similar to a raccoon. They are listed as vulnerable in the wild and native to China. Scientists believe about 10,000 of the animals remain. Rusty arrived at the zoo in April from a zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was in quarantine for several weeks until he went on exhibit in early June. He will turn 1 year old in July. Red pandas are highly territorial, so zoo officials did not believe he would have travelled far. Rusty, it seems, wanted to explore his new city. Animal keepers discovered he was missing Monday morning and started searching the zoo at 8 a.m.
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LUANN June 25 1993 — Vancouver MP Kim Campbell is sworn in as Canada’s 19th prime minister, with a 24-member cabinet, by Gov.Gen. Ray Hnatyshyn. She is Canada’s first woman PM. 1969 — Ottawa report on Indian policy recommends full citizenship for Indians and the abolition of Indian treaties.
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