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Scouts set for plenty of fun THOUSANDS CONVERGE AT CAMP WOODS BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Thousands of badge-swapping, pin-trading, firestarting, stilts-walking, ziplining, castle-storming scouts have arrived at Camp Woods and, along with all of the above, they are set for a week of much fun and excitement. The Canadian Scout Jamboree got underway Saturday night at the camp northwest of Sylvan Lake, with about 6,500 11-to-14-year-olds descending on the 100-acre space for the first national scouting jamboree in six years. On Sunday, scouts enjoyed the first full day of programming full of activities, games, and relentless badge-swapping efforts. Shortly after swinging their flails into all the dried cow patties they could find on the land leased for programming up the road from the camp, a group of scouts from Victoria raved about the badges they
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Jacqueline Thoman, left, runs into Sarah Rostron in the ‘suit up the armour’ activity at the Canadian Scout Jamboree at Camp Woods northwest of Sylvan Lake on Sunday. Thoman and Rostron, of Edmonton, are part of the only Girl Guides troop attending the week-long event. had already acquired through some enterprising While the Scouts movement became completely trading. co-ed in 1998, today only about 20 per cent of scouts Alexander Sabourin was proudly holding a badge are female. from Morocco, while others spoke of their new badgThoman’s Edmonton troop is 100 per cent female, es from places like Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand. though, as it is the only Girl Guides group to attend Jakob Silva had this year’s Scouts picked up a rare soljamboree. ‘AT THESE EVENTS YOU SEE A LOT OF id-coloured “ghost” With the next naUNITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BUT ALSO badge that he was tional Guiding getquick to praise. together two years INTERNATIONALLY.’ Jordan Borselliaway, and with 100 no, meanwhile, had years of Guiding and — GIRL SCOUT JACQUELINE THOMAN already collected Scouting in Alberta “hundreds of pins” to celebrate in 2013, in the 24 hours since the troop arrived at camp. Thoman, a troop leader, said it was natural to bring While the Victoria scouts were preparing to her cadre to the event. “storm the castle” as part of one of the organized ac“At these events you see a lot of unity across the tivities, Sarah Rostron and Jacqueline Thoman slid country, but also internationally,” said Thoman. on some duct-taped together foam pads and had a sumo wrestle of sorts. Please see SCOUTS on Page A2
Baby falcons arrive in tower BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF
cal debate over oil transportation, and Canada’s rapidly expanding oil-by-rail industry which has seen a stunning 28,000-per-cent increase over the past five years. The search for victims in the charred debris has been hampered by the fact two of the train’s cars continued to burn Sunday morning, creating a no-go zone and concerns of other potentially fatal explosions.
Red Deer birders rejoice — three new baby falcons are now part of the city’s skyscape. Over the last three years, the peregrine falcons who regularly nest in the Telus communications tower on Hermary Street in Highland Green have developed quite a following. A few dedicated watchers have made a habit out of visiting the area around the 111-metre tower, taking photos and videos, while hundreds more have gone online for voyeuristic views inside the birds’ nesting box through live webcams in place since 2010. This year those webcams have been riddled with technical difficulties, and the online watchers have missed out on viewing the ever-exciting hatching season. But the webcams were functional for long enough for watchers to notice the four eggs laid, and now spotters have found that from those eggs at least three eyasses (baby falcons) have come forth into being. A video posted to the Red Deer River Naturalists’ live stream page — still utilized by enthusiasts posting updates despite the feed being inactive — on Saturday showed three mostly white baby falcons poking their heads out of their shelter Anne Hermary does not call herself a birder, but is repurposing the telescope she used to use for stargazing to gaze at the local accipitrine stars. She spotted two babies as early as June 26, having eagerly anticipated such a sighting after viewing the four eggs on June 1 before the webcam went down.
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The downtown core lays in ruins as firefighters continue to water smoldering rubble Sunday, in Lac Megantic, Quebec after a train derailed, igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil.
40 missing in train disaster FIVE CONFIRMED DEAD BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — About 40 people were declared missing amid a rising death toll in a Quebec town that saw its downtown core obliterated by the fiery explosions of a runaway train. Five people were announced dead one day after explosions and fireballs razed much of Lac-
Megantic, as tanker cars filled with crude oil hurtled down a hill and derailed in the middle of town. Authorities warned Sunday that a higher death toll is inevitable. After viewing the devastation, Prime Minister Stephen Harper likened what was once the heart of Lac-Megantic to a ”war zone.” The incident has also shone the spotlight on the contentious politi-
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SUMMER AT THE PATIO
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Red Deerians filled the Ross Street patio to see local band Oldbury perform. The show was the second of four, with concerts also being held from 5-8 p.m. on August 2 with Waskasoo performing and September 6 with Duane Steel. For more details, visit www.reddeer.ca/bestsummer.
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She said she expects the birds are around three weeks old by now, and thus would expect them to be becoming pretty active. Peregrine falcons will begin flying at about 35 days old. “I have high hopes for this year’s bunch,” she said. In 2011, excitement over egg sightings was followed by disappointment, as three eggs laid in the nest were eaten by the father, Windsong, and the mother, Perry, and the other two did not hatch. Perry was found dead later that year with an abundance of chemicals in her body. Last year, however, another female, Nessa, took up residence on the tower, laying three eggs, all of which hatched. Judy Boyd, with the Red Deer River Naturalists, said it is possible that all of the eggs have hatched this year. Since monitoring began in 2010, all of the babies that have hatched have survived the early days and fledged, so she expects any newcomers this year would have a good chance at making it too. The adult birds nesting on the tower are believed to be the same as the last two years; Windsong, the male, and Nessa, the female. Boyd said it can’t be known for sure until the cameras are back up. “We’ve just had all kinds of technical difficulties with them — pieces breaking on and off. We’re waiting until the chicks fledge, then we’ll be taking everything down and revamping the whole system,” said Boyd. She thanked the chatters and would-be viewers on the usually live feed for their patience. “We really did try to get them back up and running, but it just wasn’t happening, so it was really great that the chatters and viewers were being so understanding,” she said. Peregrines, while still on the province’s list of “threatened” species, are on their way back in Alberta. In the 1970s there was only one breeding pair in the province, but through conservation efforts and the banning of the chemical DDT, their numbers have recovered. email@example.com
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An adult peregrine falcon, assumed to be Nessa, a female, stands near four eggs in the nest box on the Telus communications tower in Highland Green in this screenshot from June 1. The webcams that have in past years provided live feeds from the nest box have not been operational for much of this year, but at least two hatched chicks have been spotted by photographers on the ground in recent weeks. and other countries at this week’s camp. Thoman said the jamboree is proof that youth today are not merely technology addicts. In her group, guides are not allowed to use their cell phones for texting or entertainment during the week, something that suits Rostron just fine. “There is so much to distract you here; I’m having lots of fun.” Helping the camp run smoothly are over 1,600 volunteers, many of whom are scouts now in the Venturers program for teens. Joshua Estrella, 17, is volunteering on the public relations team, and is glad to be back at a national jamboree after attending the last one in 2007 as a participant. “It was a thrilling experience. I couldn’t get over the fact that I was with 7,000 people just camping together,” said the Markham native. Walking around the camp, he marvelled at some of the elderly volunteers, having seen their strain in labouring. With Scouts to thank for so much, he said he expects 60 years down the road he too will still be lending a hand to the organization. The jamboree continues until July 13. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The “dream” that is Olds’ Community Learning Campus (CLC) is set to be finished, a move that will enable rural athletes to progress toward achieving their own dreams. The CLC, located on the Olds College campus, is a nearly $70-million project on which construction began in 2006. Today, the joint venture between the college and Chinook’s Edge School Division includes the Bell e-Learning Centre, the Fine Arts and Multi Media Centre and the Ralph Klein Centre, housing Olds High School and a health and wellness centre. And now, a new addition is to be built — the Canadian Centre for Rural High Performance Sport. The centre, said the college’s acting athletics director Bob Murray, will provide local and Central Alberta athletes with a training centre comparable to what one would find in Calgary or Edmonton. “It will be higher weight, higher impact, with some more of the specialized things that would be available to the athlete that might be training to take it to the next level. We’ll have opportunities for Olympic lifting in here as well as some strength training and those types of things.
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Marchers carry a banner supporting Albertans effected by flooding during the Calgary Stampede parade in Calgary, Friday. The 101st edition of the Stampede which continues until July 14.
High River evacuee frantic over lost feline BELOVED EIGHT-YEAR-OLD CAT IS MISSING AFTER OWNER RETURNS FROM FLOOD ABSENCE The premier reassured her and said she would try to help by putting something up on Twitter. Banks-Kilburn said she left plenty of food and water for her cat and wasn’t able to take her to safety. “I got rescued by a front end loader and I was scared she might drown. “I thought she’d be fine on the second floor.
“I’m emotionally exhausted. I’m physically exhausted. I just need some peace.” Redford said there was some debate within her government whether it should go ahead with the anALDERSYDE — Michel Banks-Kilburn has been nual breakfast and whether it would be proper. She able to cope, just barely, since being rescued from said holding it was the right decision. rising flood waters from her second floor apartment “We know so many people have been tremendousin High River, Alberta on June 20. ly impacted right across southThat was the day that the Highwood ern Alberta by this terrible, ‘SHE’S THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAT AND I KNOW ANYBODY River came bursting over its banks, turnterrible flood,” said Redford ing much of the town of 13,000 people WHO FOUND HER WOULD FEEL THE SAME WAY BUT I’M JUST as she addressed the crowd. into a watery quagmire, stranding resi“I can tell you as I’m standBEGGING YOU PLEASE BRING HER BACK TO ME. SHE’S MY dents in their cars and their homes. ing here today I’m feeling pretBut after being able to return home PEACE. I NEED HER BACK.’ ty shaky and I know there are two weeks later Banks-Kilburn is deala lot of people today who are — MICHEL BANKS-KILBURN shaky and going through some ing with the final straw. Her beloved eight-year-old cat Sammi is missing and really bad times and we want after searching the neighbourhood and you to know we are thinking all pet evacuation centres she is becomabout you and we care about ing frantic. “I left lots of food and water but I can’t find her you and we’re going to be here for you.” “She’s the most beautiful cat and I know anybody anywhere. I thought I’d only be gone two or three Afterward Redford told reporters that the provwho found her would feel the same way but I’m just days.” ince’s disaster recovery plan is continuing to deal begging you please bring her back to me,” she said She realizes that some people have lost everything with the needs of flood victims. She said the governbrushing away tears Sunday. from the flooding and that others are also without ment is in it for the long haul. “She’s my peace. I need her back.” their pets but that doesn’t make her feel any better. “In terms of recovery with this tragedy as a proBanks-Kilburn approached Alberta Premier Ali“When you don’t know what’s going on you feel vincial government I think we’re into this for 5-to-10 son Redford at the premier’s Stampede breakfast helpless, you feel hopeless and I think that’s what years and so I think you can consider what we’re that was held this year in Aldersyde, just up the road I’ve felt for quite a while and all they want is their about to do is going to start to become business as from High River. animals they love and adore and have looked after usual in government,” she said. She was clutching a card with Sammi’s picture on just to console them and everything would feel so “There will not be a time where we roll up the it. much better,” Banks-Kilburn said with a sigh. flag and walk away and say we are done.” BY BILL GRAVELAND THE CANADIAN PRESS
Trudeau turns heads at Alberta premier’s breakfast stopping by his neighbourhood Stampede breakfast and wasn’t expecting Trudeau to show up. ALDERSYDE — Federal Liberal After a few days of political calm as leader Justin Trudeau popped up at politicians banded together to support an unexpected place on Sunday as he those Albertans devastated by widecontinues to drum up political support spread flooding a couple of weeks from voters. ago Prime Minister Stephen Harper Trudeau appeared at the annual dropped the gloves against both the Stampede breakfast hosted by Alber- Liberals and NDP in a speech to his ta’s Progressive Conservative Premier annual Stampede barbecue. Alison Redford. “I’ve talked about the NDP talking He shook hands with Redford and about their policies in Washington in the two spoke briefly before he mo- secret. seyed along to shake hands and pose “The NDP doesn’t want to talk about for photos with a throng of people who their alternatives because their politurned out to chow down on pancakes, cies are so far outside the mainstream scrambled eggs and sausage. they don’t want people to know about “You know them,” said Harpwhat? There’s a in Saturday ‘I’M GLAD TO BE MEETING er lot of Progressive night’s speech. Conservatives “In the case of WITH ANYONE AND who don’t feel at the Liberals...they WORKING WITH ANYONE don’t want to talk home in the approach Stephen about their alterAND TALKING ABOUT Harper’s extreme because THE CHALLENGES WE’RE natives right-wing Conserthey don’t have vatives are taking FACING IN THE FUTURE.’ any.” and I’m glad to be Harper said meeting with any— LIBERAL LEADER JUSTIN TRUDEAU both parties would one and working remove Canada’s with anyone and influence and talking about the power on the challenges we’re facing in the future,” world stage and voters must stay clear said Trudeau. of them. “I’m glad to have a chance for the “What I’m telling you friends that first time to meet with Premier Red- with the Liberals and the NDP what ford but I look forward to many good you see is what you get. conversations in the coming months “Dangerous ideas on the one hand, and years,” he added. vacuous thinking on the other and all A spokesman for Redford said of it would reverse the progress we Trudeau didn’t call ahead before drop- have made.” ping in but it wasn’t a problem because Trudeau, who was scheduled to “everybody’s welcome.” spend some time volunteering in helpTrudeau then dropped by another ing with flood cleanup Sunday afterStampede breakfast just blocks away noon, said it doesn’t matter what Harpfrom where Mayor Naheed Nenshi er thinks. lives. “Mr. Harper is focused on me. I’m The Liberal leader made his way happy to focus on Canadians,” said over to where Nenshi was cooking Trudeau. scrambled eggs. “I’m not about playing partisan “Hey hey — how’s my favourite games right now. mayor of Calgary?” Trudeau called out “I’m very much about trying to meet from behind the grill. with as many Canadians as I can and Startled, Nenshi said “Oh my gosh” convince them politics doesn’t need to and the two embraced. be a source of negativity, division or Nenshi said he thought he was just cynicism.” BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Expanding RDC, by degrees BY DAVID BAUGH SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The provincial government’s Letters of Expectations to colleges and universities, although often vague, define a path to more degree options for Central Alberta, and require changed thinking at Red Deer College. When faculty discuss RDC, we qualify our views as not necessarily those of the administration. Red Deer is Alberta’s third largest city, and mid-point to the CalgaryEdmonton corridor: one of Canada’s top four population concentrations. A study by RDC found Red Deer region to have the largest population in Canada without the normal range of publicly-funded, post-secondary degrees. Online delivery does not replace face-to-face classes or the importance of proximity. Online courses add accessibility for some, but are found to have much lower completion and pass rates for average and below-average students. A recent survey at RDC found online courses not preferred by 85 per cent of students. RDC delivers the first two years of university mostly on-campus, with some local completion options, but most students in university programs leave to graduate. When they leave, at
added financial cost to themselves and their parents, few return: Red Deer has half the Alberta average number of degree holders. For decades, Red Deer has elected representatives to the governing side of the legislature in Canada’s richest province, with the power and money to bring results. Responsibility for the shortage of degrees is partly RDC’s; however, there was also mixed messaging from the province, which now has ended. RDC must abandon its quest to grant “college” degrees, and instead collaborate with universities to offer their degrees here. University degrees are overseen academically by faculty majority governing councils; college degrees are not. University senior administrators tend to have teaching experience and advanced degrees; many college managers do not (RDC president Joe Ward is an exception). RDC twice sought permission to offer college degrees. It failed in 1992 due to low oil prices and empty government coffers; in 2008, it was denied during broader rejection of college degrees. In 1995, Premier Ralph Klein’s government allowed colleges to offer “applied” bachelor degrees. By 2007, Mount Royal was up to 14, and in 2004
Grant MacEwan became a full degreegranting college. It was found that college degrees have less credibility, putting graduates at a disadvantage when applying to law, medicine and dentistry programs, and to graduate schools for masters and PhD degrees. B.C. turned away from college degrees in 2007. Mount Royal applied to become a university, MacEwan followed, and both became universities in 2009. RDC had a predicament not shared by Mount Royal and MacEwan. Faculty supervision qualifies for university degree-granting only if a majority of the faculty teach university courses. Unlike NAIT and SAIT, trades education shares RDC. Add certificate and diploma programs and a faculty majority on the university side becomes unlikely, even with growth. The province’s 2008 Roles and Mandates paper called for degrees in comprehensive community institutions, such as RDC, only through university degree collaborations. RDC’s well-regarded nursing program has offered a U of A degree since 1990. Initially, RDC faculty taught the first two years and U of A faculty the upper levels; now RDC instructs all four years. Denied degree-granting in 2008, a previous RDC administration and
board lobbied the province to reconsider college degrees if RDC was unsuccessful at expanding collaborations. Since then, several universities were approached unsuccessfully. Although Mount Royal’s business administration degree has been added, RDC has not often appeared to make more collaborations a top priority either. RDC must not again seek permission to offer the region less-regarded college degrees. The province’s Letters of Expectations omit them, and mandate the universities as well as RDC to expand collaborations. Major funding cuts preclude implementation of such expansions, therefore hope for envelope-funding seems reasonable — especially after Premier Alison Redford’s election promise to the region to expand degree offerings. Multiple parties with tight finances now have new incentive to plan more degree completions. Incremental additions, if attained, will likely leave Red Deer underserved for quite some time, but even University of Calgary began by stages: with U of A degrees, before fielding credible ones of its own. David Baugh, PhD, is an instructor and head of Political Science in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Red Deer College.
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Working with nature can protect from floods News of the devastating floods in Alberta hit Canadians hard. We’ve all been moved by extraordinary stories of first responders and neighbours stepping in to help and give selflessly at a time of great need. As people begin to pick up their lives, and talk turns to what Calgary and other communities can do to rebuild, safeguarding our irreplaceable, most precious flood-protection assets should be given top priority. The severe floods in Alberta used to be referred to DAVID as “once in a generation” or SUZUKI “once in a century.” As recent floods in Europe and India are added to the list, that’s scaled up to “once in a decade.” Scientists and insurance executives alike predict extreme weather events will increase in intensity and frequency. Climate change is already having a dramatic impact on our planet. Communities around the world, like those in Alberta, are rallying to prepare. While calls are mounting for the need to rebuild and strengthen infrastructure such as dikes, stormwater management systems and stream-channel diversion projects, we’ve overlooked one of our best climate change–fighting tools: nature. By protecting nature, we protect ourselves, our communities and our families. The business case for maintaining and restoring nature’s ecosystems is stronger than ever. Wetlands, forests, flood plains and other natural systems absorb and store water and reduce the risk of floods and storms, usually more efficiently and cost-effec-
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tively than built infrastructure. Wetlands help control floods by storing large amounts of water during heavy rains — something paved city surfaces just don’t do. A study of the Upper Mississippi and Missouri Basins showed wetland restoration would have provided enough flood water storage to accommodate excess river flows associated with flooding in the U.S. Midwest in 1993. Research done for the City of Calgary more than 30 years ago made similar suggestions about the value of protecting flood plains from overdevelopment. When wetlands are destroyed, the probability of a heavy rainfall causing flooding increases significantly. Yet we’re losing wetlands around the world at a rate estimated at between one and three per cent a year. By failing to work with nature in building our cities, we’ve disrupted hydrological cycles and the valuable services they provide. The readily available benefits of intact ecosystems must be replaced by man-made infrastructure that can fail and is costly to build, maintain and replace. Protecting and restoring rich forests, flood plains and wetlands near our urban areas is critical to reduce carbon emissions and protect against the effects of climate change. Nature effectively sequesters and stores carbon, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also regulates water. Forested basins, for example, have greater capacity to absorb water than clear-cut areas where higher peak stream flows, flooding, erosion and landslides are common. How can we protect ecosystems rather than seeing conservation as an impediment to economic growth? The answer is to recognize their real value. The David Suzuki Foundation has evaluated some of Canada’s natural assets. This approach calculates the economic contribution of natural services, such as flood protection and climate regulation, and adds that to our balance sheets. Because traditional economic calculations ignore these benefits and services, decisions often lead to the destruction of the very ecosystems upon which we rely. Unfortunately, we often appreciate the value of an ecosystem only when it’s not there to do its job. Cities around North America are discovering that maintaining ecosystems can save money, protect the
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A leveled building is seen in the foreground the day after a train derailed causing explosions of railway cars carrying crude oil Sunday, in Lac Megantic, Que.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper hugs a resident while visiting the emergency centre Sunday, in Lac Megantic, Que., the day after a train derailed causing explosions of railway cars carrying crude oil. Countless businesses, houses, and pieces of local infrastructure are gone in the town of 5,900, which grew in the late 19th century around the railway in the picturesque Eastern Townships region near the Maine border. On Sunday the railway, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, said the locomotive was somehow shut down after the engineer left the train. It said he had locked the brakes before leaving the train. That shutdown “may have resulted in the release of air brakes on the
locomotive that was holding the train in place,” the statement said. The president of the railway’s parent company, Rail World Inc., had said the train was parked uphill of Lac-Megantic before it became loose and began careening into town. Federal TSB officials said they planned to interview all possible participants as part of what they called a “360-degree,” top-to-bottom, investigation. They said they had retrieved a so-called “black box” from the train Sunday.
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Provincial police were initially hesitant to estimate the number of people unaccounted for and offered a figure Sunday for the first time since the derailment. “We have to be careful with that number because it could go up or down,” Quebec provincial police Lt. Michel Brunet told a news conference. Brunet said two bodies were found overnight and another two on Sunday morning. The first body was discovered Saturday. Two pathologists have arrived in the town and more have been called in to take on the grim task of identifying human remains. About 30 buildings were destroyed, including Le Musi-Cafe bar where partygoers were enjoying themselves in the wee hours of a glorious summer night. The multiple blasts over a span of several hours sent people fleeing as the explosions rocked the municipality of 6,000, about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. ”It’s a beautiful downtown here that’s been destroyed... There’s really going to be a need for substantial reconstruction,“ Harper said after seeing some of the damage. ”I saw this on the international news yesterday... Everywhere people are talking about this.“ In terms of financial aid, Harper said there is a formula that calculates the federal response for events like this. When asked about railway safety concerns, Harper said it was too early to discuss causes. His office issued a statement later in the day through social media, scolding Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair for suggesting lax federal regulations might be to blame. “We don’t have a lot of the facts, and it would really not be responsible to comment without all the facts,” Harper said. The prime minister said the federal Transportation Safety Board, and also the police, would be investigating. Police are treating the area as a possible crime scene. Harper promised to draw lessons from the TSB conclusions to prevent a repeat of such a tragedy. “We will conduct a very complete investigation,” Harper said, “and we will act on the recommendations.” Harper greeted and shook hands with people at a shelter for evacuees, which was set up at a high school after nearly a third of the town’s residents were forced from their homes Saturday. Throughout the
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day Sunday, people streamed in and out of the shelter. Health-care workers offered services such as psychological counselling, while volunteers handed out snacks and bottled water. Locals shared their experiences from the night of the blasts. A few people recalled how they darted into the streets after the explosion and ran alongside neighbours, some wearing nothing but boxer shorts. Others who gathered outside the shelter Sunday hugged and wiped tears as they braced for bad news about unaccounted-for loved ones. Henri-Paul Audette headed there with hope of finding his missing brother. He said he had been told by an acquaintance that his brother, Fernand, had registered at the shelter. But, when he got there, he saw that his 58-year-old sibling’s name wasn’t on the list. Audette, 69, said his brother’s apartment was next to the railroad tracks, very close to the spot where the train derailed. “I haven’t heard from him since the accident,” he said. “I had thought ... that I would see him.” Another man who came to the shelter said it’s difficult to explain the impact this incident has had on life in LacMegantic. About a third of the community was forced out of their homes.
OTTAWA — The Harper government has received scores of letters and emails over government funding being provided to an organization that referred to homosexuality as a “perversion” and “sin.” The Prime Minister’s Office and the office of the international development minister got about 170 letters and emails after The Canadian Press reported earlier this year on the $544,813 contract to Christian Crossroads Communications for humanitarian work in Uganda. The criticism of homosexuality on the organization’s website raised concern about its operations in an African country where gays face persistent threats of physical violence and where notorious anti-gay legislation is before parliament. The Harper government briefly announced a freeze in funds but later revised its position. Crossroads’ project is linked to the construction of latrines and wells, in addition to hygiene awareness, in Uganda. In the days after the news broke, the government received 120 letters and emails from people opposed to funding Crossroads. About 50 others expressed support for continued funding. Some were aghast at federal money going to an organization with such views. “Are you not aware at how many gay people are being killed and harassed because of anti-gay Christian organizations?” one said. Another suggested: “There are plenty of groups willing to dig latrines without endangering our gay brothers and sisters.” A smaller number offered Crossroads their staunch support. “All they are doing is providing a necessity to human clean water. When you examine their track record, very few organizations have had the success they have had,” one note said. One pro-Crossroads writer added: “Please do not take the polical agenda of the gay movement targeted at the Christian faith to withhold aid to the needy, deprived and desperate people of the third-world countries.” Some used humour to drive home an otherwise serious point. “I would be less offended if you used the money to double Mike Duffy’s salary,” one person wrote. Federal documents reveal that a representative of the Canadian International Development Agency visited the Crossroads project on Feb. 14-15 to monitor for discriminatory practices. In her report, Wassala Nimaga said the access to water and latrines was being delivered as promised. The nine-page document did not delve into treatment of homosexuals but, from a more general standpoint, said Crossroads did not discrimate. Until February, the organization’s website carried a list of “sexual sins” deemed to be “perversion”: “Turning from the true and/or proper purpose of sexual intercourse; misusing or abusing it, such as in pedophilia, homosexuality and lesbianism, sadism, masochism, transvestism, and bestiality.” Lower down the page, the group asked sinners to “repent.” “God cares too much for you (and all of His children) to leave such tampering and spiritual abuse unpunished,” according to the group’s website. The page was taken down after the organization received an inquiry from The Canadian Press. The issue was particularly sensitive in Uganda, where lawmakers have a piece of legislation on the order paper commonly referred to as the “kill the gays bill.” Supporters have said they will remove the deathpenalty provision from the legislation, which would also impose a life sentence for homosexuality. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has denounced that Ugandan bill.
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Speed possible cause of SF plane crash OFFICIALS SAY PILOTS FLEW TOO SLOWLY ON APPROACH; INVESTIGATION STARTED ON WHETHER CRASH VICTIM WAS KILLED BY RESCUE VEHICLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Pilots of Asiana Flight 214 were flying too slowly as they approached San Francisco airport, triggering a control board warning that the jetliner could stall, and then tried to abort the landing seconds before crashing, according to federal safety officials. Investigators also said they were looking into the possibility that rescue crews ran over one of the two teenagers killed in the crash on Saturday. Officials released the details without explaining why the pilots were flying so slow — or why rescue officials didn’t see the girl. The Boeing 777 was travelling at speeds well below the target landing speed of 137 knots per hour, or 157 mph, said National Transportation Safety Board chief Deborah Hersman at a briefing Sunday on the crash. “We’re not talking about a few knots,” she said. Hersman said the aircraft’s stick shaker — a piece of safety equipment that warns pilots of an impending stall — went off moments before the crash. The normal response to a stall warning is to increase speed to recover control. There was an increase several seconds before the crash, she said, basing her comments on an evaluation of the cockpit voice and flight data recorders that contain hundreds of different types of information on what happened to the plane. And at 1.5 seconds before impact, there was a call for an aborted landing, she said. The new details helped shed light on the final moments of the airliner as the crew tried desperately to climb back into the sky, and confirmed what survivors and other witnesses said they saw: a slowmoving airliner. Pilots normally try to land at the target speed, in this case 137 knots, plus an additional five more knots, said Bob Coffman, an American Airlines captain who has flown 777s. He said the briefing raises an important question: “Why was the plane going so slow?” The plane’s Pratt & Whitney engines were on idle, Hersman said. The normal procedure in the Boeing 777, a widebody jet, would be to use the autopilot and the throttle to provide power to the engines all the way through to landing, Coffman said. There was no indication in the discussions between the pilots and the air traffic controllers that there were problems with the aircraft. Among the questions investigators are trying to answer was what, if any, role the deactivation of a ground-based landing guidance system played in the crash. Such systems help pilots land, especially at airports like San Francisco where fog can make landing challenging. Altogether, 305 of the 307 people aboard made it out alive in what survivors and rescuers described as nothing less than astonishing after a frightful scene of fire burning inside the fuselage, pieces of the aircraft scattered across the runway and people fleeing for their lives. The flight originated in Shanghai, China, stopped over in Seoul, South Korea, before making the nearly
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In this photo provided by the National Transportation Security Board (NTSB), investigators study the Asiana Airlines flight 214 wreck at the San Francisco International Airport in San Francisco, Saturday. The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing after a likely 10-hour-plus flight from Seoul, South Korea. The flight originated in Shanghai and stopped in Seoul before the long trek to San Francisco. 11-hour trip to San Francisco. The South Koreabased airline said four South Korean pilots were on board, three of whom were described as “skilled.” Among the travellers were citizens of China, South Korean, the United States, Canada, India, Japan, Vietnam and France. There were at least 70 Chinese students and teachers heading to summer camps, according to Chinese authorities. As the plane approached the runway under clear skies — a luxury at an airport and city known for intense fog — people in nearby communities could see the aircraft was flying low and swaying erratically from side to side. On board, Fei Xiong, from China, was travelling to California so she could take her 8-year-old son to Disneyland. The pair was sitting in the back half of the plane. Xiong said her son sensed something was wrong. “My son told me: ‘The plane will fall down, it’s too close to the sea,”’ she said. “I told him: ‘Baby, it’s OK, we’ll be fine.”’ On audio recordings from the air traffic tower, controllers told all pilots in other planes to stay put after the crash. “All runways are closed. Airport is closed. San Francisco tower,” said one controller. At one point, the pilot of a United Airlines plane radioed.
“We see people ... that need immediate attention,” the pilot said. “They are alive and walking around.” “Think you said people are just walking outside the airplane right now?” the controller replied. “Yes,” answered the pilot of United Flight 885. “Some people, it looks like, are struggling.” When the plane hit the ground, oxygen masks dropped down, said Xu Da, a product manager at an Internet company in Hangzhou, China, who was sitting with his wife and teenage son near the back of the plane. When he stood up, he said he could see sparking — perhaps from exposed electrical wires. He turned and could see the tail where the galley was torn away, leaving a gaping hole through which they could see the runway. Once on the tarmac, they watched the plane catch fire, and firefighters hose it down. “I just feel lucky,” said Xu, whose family suffered some cuts and have neck and back pain. In the chaotic moments after the landing, when baggage was tumbling from the overhead bins onto passengers and people all around her were screaming, Wen Zhang grabbed her 4-year-old son, who hit the seat in front of him and broke his leg. Spotting a hole at the back of the jumbo jet where the bathroom had been, she carried her boy to safety.
Factions fight over control of Egypt’s PM post THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Egyptian soldiers guard the gates of the Republican Guard’s building during a protest of supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi. Egypt’s new leadership wrangled over the naming of a prime minister, as both the Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents called for new mass rallies Sunday, renewing fears of another round of street violence over the military’s ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. democratically elected government. Since Morsi’s removal Wednesday, Washington has tread carefully, expressing concern without outright calling the army’s move a coup or denouncing Morsi’s ouster. On Saturday, the White House said in a statement that it rejects “false claims propagated by some in Egypt that we are working with specific political parties
or movements to dictate how Egypt’s transition should proceed,” saying it is committed to Egyptians’ aspirations for democracy. The widespread appearance of anti-American slogans in Tahrir had a doubleedged message: painting the Brotherhood as a tool of Washington and pushing back against U.S. concerns over the military’s moves. Obama “must know
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which turned against Morsi months ago and backed the military’s ouster of him. On Saturday, al-Nour blocked the appointment of the most prominent liberal figure, Mohamed ElBaradei, as prime minister, who is deeply distrusted by the Islamist movement as too secular. On Sunday, the secular-liberal bloc offered a compromise candidate — Ziad Bahaa-Eldin, a prominent financial expert and an ally of ElBaradei. The interim president’s spokesman Ahmed al-Musalamani, told Egypt’s ONTV that Bahaa-Eldin was the leading candidate, with ElBaradei positioned to be named vice-president. But al-Nour again appeared prepared to block it. “Our position is that the prime minister should not belong to a specific faction ... We want a technocrat,” alNour Party chief Younes Makhyoun said. He pointed to BahaaEldin’s membership in the National Salvation Front, the main umbrella group of liberal parties that was Morsi’s main opposition.
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CAIRO, Egypt — Secular and liberal factions trying to install one of their own as Egypt’s new prime minister collided into strong resistance Sunday from the sole Islamist faction that backed the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, reflecting the difficulties in building a broad coalition behind a new leadership. As wrangling continued over the prime minister spot, giant rallies by the movements that pushed out Morsi took on a sharply nationalist tone, pervaded with posters of the military’s chief and denunciations of the United States and President Barack Obama for they see as their backing of the Islamist leader. The show of strength in the streets was aimed at fending off a determined campaign by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which brought out its own supporters Sunday in large protests. Warning that the military is turning Egypt into a “totalitarian state,” Brotherhood officials vowed to stay on the streets to reverse what they call a coup against democracy and restore Egypt’s first freely elected president to office. Military warplanes swooped over the antiMorsi crowd filling Cairo’s Tahrir Square, drawing a heart shape and an Egyptian flag in the sky with colored smoke. Large banners read “Obama, hands off, a message to the USA. Obama supports the terrorists of 911” with a picture of Obama with an Islamists’ beard. Throughout Morsi’s year in office, many of his opponents accused the United States of backing his administra-
that this is a popular revolution,” said Shawki Ibrahim, a 37-year-old in Tahrir with a portrait of army chief Gen. AbdelFattah el-Sissi dangling from his neck. “The United States should support the people’s will and not the interest of a person or a group seeking only their own interest,” he said. The appointment of a prime minister is the key next step in building a post-Morsi leadership. The prime minister is to hold far greater powers in running the country than the interim president — Adly Mansour, a senior judge who was sworn into the post earlier. The bloc of secular, leftist and liberal factions that led the giant wave of protests against Morsi last week are now the main grouping in a loose collection of movements trying to fill out leadership posts. They are pushing for one of their own as prime minister to have a strong voice in shaping the country. But also among them is a main party of the ultraconservative Islamist movement known as Salafis — al-Nour —
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Women plow at Olds Colin James performed as part of fundraising efforts for the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation.
FOUNDATION HELPS YOUTH Fundraising events for the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation collected more than $200,000 for child and adolescent mental health last month. The eighth annual event included The Black Tie Gala on June 9; and The Love of Children Golf Classic and Colin James concert on June 10. The child and adolescent mental health unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital is the only one of its kind in Central Alberta. The unit treats children four to 17 years of age. Common illnesses treated on the unit include depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, substance abuse and eating disorders. For more details, go to www. rdrhfoundation.com
STARS RIDE FUNDRAISER Hoofs to Helicopters is the slogan for the fifth annual Battle River Ride for STARS, where riders will take to their horses to raise money for STARS air ambulance service on Saturday. The ride will start at 10 a.m. at the Lorraine Bridge, 19 km northeast of Castor, and will end with a 4:30 p.m. dinner and silent auction at Battle Bend School. Riders can register for the full-day ride starting at 9 a.m. or a half-day ride starting at noon, after which lunch will be served. Riders must either collect a minimum of $40 in pledges or pay a $45 registration fee to participate. Pledge information and forms can be found online at www.stars.ca by following the News & Events tab. The event is open to anyone and prizes will be awarded for several categories. For more information on the event and to register, contact Carol at 403-882-2515 or Darcy at 780-8887463.
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AUSTRIAN WOMEN BECOME FIRST ALL-WOMEN TEAM AT WORLD PLOWING CHAMPIONSHIP BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF You won’t find the term ‘plowwoman’ in the dictionary, but you will find two such people going for gold at the World Plowing Championship in Olds on July 19-20. The Austrian entry of Barbara Klaus and Margareta Heigl stands out among the 28 other teams in the competition for their youth — at 24 and 21, respectively, they are among the youngest competitors — but moreso for the fact that they are the first all-woman team to compete in the championship, now in its 60th year. The duo from the state of Lower Austria in the east of the country have been plowing for years, and this year beat out a deep crop of plowmen in their national competition to earn the right to compete in Olds. Heigl says the two are the only female plowers in Austria. “My two brothers were plowing, and I always said when I was a little girl, ‘I want to plow too.’ “We don’t know why more women are not plowing. We like it,” she said. Team Austria is bigger than just Klaus and Heigl, though, with mechanic Mario Schildendorfer and coaches Josef Heigl and two-time WPC winner Hermann Altmann, nicknamed the “über guru” also having made the trip. The women’s tractors too, festooned as they are with dozens of sponsors’ stickers, recently arrived in shipping containers. The team has been in Olds for more than two weeks, practicing in some area fields in the dark Alberta soil they say is “very sticky; very different from Austria.” By the end of the week, competitors from as far afield as New Zealand and Kenya will all have arrived, with many teams shipping over their equipment from their home countries. There are two categories of competition at the WPC — conventional and reversible plowing, with each team member focusing on one category. Team Germany’s Sebastian Murkowski will seek to challenge for reversible gold, a fitting category for the 26-year-old who certainly did not take the conventional way to get to Olds, starting in Seattle and then hitchhiking his way to Central Alberta. Murkowski worked on a neighbour’s farm as a youth, and benefitted from the Ger-
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Barbara Klaus, a member of Team Austria, gets in some practice plows in a field near Olds College. The Austrian team and a few others have spent the past few weeks in Olds practicing in advance of the 60th World Plowing Championship to take place July 19-20. man plowing federation’s age cut-off at 35. When his neighbour, also a plowman, had to quit upon his 35th birthday, his equipment was sitting unused until Murkowski decided to give it a try. He finished ninth in his only other WPC in Sweden in 2011, and is grateful he arrived early this year to get a handle on the prairie soil. “It’s a really interesting type of soil. It’s totally different from at home. It’s difficult,” he said. Plowing the unique dark prairie soil also projects to be a challenge for Danes Flemming Thorsager and Søren Korsgaard, who are teamed up again 10 years after they competed together at the WPC in Guelph, Ont. Thorsager, 46, had retired from plowing, but came back in 2012 to win the Danish conventional title. “My oldest son is old enough to drive a tractor now and he wanted to go to the plowing competition last year, and the
old man said ‘Well, I can pack up and go with you.’ When I was qualified, I couldn’t say no to go to Canada,” he said. While the Danish pair are an experienced twosome, they predict that the plowmen from the British Isles will be the ones to beat in 2013. Brits and Irishmen, they say, are able to compete all through the wintertime due to their climate and soil, gaining more experience. Competitors from Northern Ireland have won 10 times in the conventional category at the WPC, while Englishmen have taken nine of the 21 reversible titles handed out since 1992. But history also favours the Austrian team, as their compatriots have won 12 conventional titles in the WPC’s history. One of the men who will be determining 2013’s winners is judge and Canadian Plowing Organization chairman Lynn McDonald. He and 27 other judges will
be considering the consistency of furrows, the presence of wheel marks, and straightness in their evaluations. Although some competitors have spent thousands of dollars getting themselves and their equipment to Olds, there is “not one red cent” in prize money given out at the WPC. Instead, winners will receive the Golden Plow trophy. Olds is the first location to host the WPC twice, having also been the site for the 1986 event. This year’s event corresponds with Olds College’s centennial. Daily admission tickets are available for $10/person or $5 for seniors and youth. Contact Rachel at 403-507-7718, email email@example.com or visit Olds College for tickets. The competition starts at 10 a.m. each day. For more information, visit www.worldplowing2013.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Canoeist helps keep river cleaner BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF To Hal Carson, the Red Deer River is calming and spiritual — a place to relax and drink in the beautiful natural environs. So then why did he once haul a 26-inch television down the river with him? He admits hot pink is not his colour, but yet he has floated down the river with a pair of so coloured brand-new Crocs in tow. It’s not that he likes the things — in fact, if he is finding them in the river he really does not like them — but over the 20 years he and his Necky Gannet kayak have been travelling the river through Red Deer, he has been collecting them and much else. Carson started riding in canoes in 1956 as a youngster, and from his early days paddling in New Brunswick with the provincial team in the 1967 centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant, he was taught the lesson “take out more than you bring in, always.” And so while spotting garbage along the river during his rides may take away from the serenity of it all, he has made it his mission to clean the local river of garbage for years. “It’s an intrusion, and it doesn’t belong here. I’ve had a dislike for it from the very start,” said the affable Carson before getting onto the water on Saturday. At least twice a week during the months the river isn’t frozen Carson puts in, often at Fort Normandeau, riding as far as the River Bend Recreation Area — a three hour trip. Along the way, he spots and picks garbage, tying big finds onto the front of his vessel with bungee cords, filling Green Deer bags with everything else. “Here there’s so much to pick from that quite often the thing looks like a Gypsy
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Hal Carson holds a garbage find from the Red Deer River, a beer can, on Saturday. Carson paddles on the river twice a week in summer, collecting garbage on his trips. wagon,” he laughed. Carson regularly collects bicycles and shopping carts from the river, and last year picked out 90 vinyl inflatable boats that had been abandoned on its shores. Other finds have included the TV, the Crocs, a “floating monster” water bed bladder, and sleeping bags. He has permission to use the dumpster at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre to dispose of his collected trash, a necessity because he had been getting heck from the city for having too much garbage set out for collection at his home with the river trash added in. The amount of garbage in the river has increased substantially alongside the city’s population since he came to town in 1969, he said. Individual responsibility, he believes, is the key to reducing the eyesore. As long as littering still plagues the city, though, Carson will be out in his boat beautifying the city’s most beautiful natural element. And he is not alone, even having developed something of a garbage-picking competition with another canoeing couple. “(One time) they pulled in ahead of me and got my target.
“So I pulled in beside them and said, ‘Hey, that was mine!’” he laughed. Hal and wife Linda were recognized as ‘Watershed Ambassadors’ by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance in 2012 for their efforts. While Hal paddles the river, Linda helps out by sorting and transporting the trash and recyclables found on the journeys. Off the river and on the shoreline, last month 58 volunteers came together to collect 432 kg of garbage during the annual river cleanup. Car parts, flooring, and shopping carts were among some of the treasures found. Suzanne Jubb, the city’s community and program facilitator, said it is “pretty amazing” what Carson does. But he is not alone among citizens looking to lay waste to litter. “We’ve got a lot of troopers like that throughout the city,” said Jubb. To further encourage people to properly place their garbage, the city is putting in a larger dumpster at the Three Mile Bend recreation area. The dumpster is three cubic metres and will be put in place this week. email@example.com
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Japan poised to get reactors back online Japan is moving a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors as utilities are set to ask for safety inspections at their idled reactors, the clearest sign of Japan’s return to nuclear energy nearly two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster. With all but two of its 50 reactors off line since the crisis, Japan has been without nuclear energy that once supplied about a third of its power. Four of nine Japanese nuclear plant operators — supplying the regions of Hokkaido, Kansai, Shikoku and Kyushu — will apply for safety inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority for a total of 10 reactors at five plants today, when new safety requirements take effect. The new standards are stricter than in the past and for the first time compulsory, and only reactors that pass the inspections will be allowed to reopen — possibly early next year.
QE2 ocean liner set to depart Dubai An official involved in the transformation of the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 into a floating hotel says the ship will set sail in October for Asia to begin the $90 million overhaul. But full details remain under wraps. The Singapore-based group leading the project says only the QE2 will be refitted in a Chinese shipyard before being moored in an undisclosed Asian port as a 400-room hotel. The ship has sat idle in Dubai for more than 4 1/2 years after its purchase by the state investment company Istithmar World for $100 million. Khamis Juma Buamin, chairman of shipyard operator Drydocks World, told reporters Sunday the 46-year-old QE2 is undergoing upgrades in Dubai before its planned Oct. 18 departure. It will stop in Singapore and Hong Kong. — Advocate staff and The Associated Press
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EU talks: Who owns what? EXPANDED QUOTA FOR AUTOS MAY OPEN DOOR FOR EU OWNERSHIP HERE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada has opened the door to increase car sales in Europe by eight-fold to 100,000 units under a proposed new trade deal, The Canadian Press has learned. That potential win for the Canadian auto sector is one of several new elements highlighted in a leaked document — a sevenpage German analysis, dated June 18 — that reveals several never-before-reported elements of the Harper government’s continuing negotiations with the European Union. If signed, these new elements would require Canada to eliminate its foreign ownership rules on uranium mining and lock in the most recent liberalized ownership rules in the lucrative telecom sector. Although it’s unclear whether the automotive quota represents a real or empty
victory for the hard-pressed industry, the document does contain Germany’s reaction to the state of the talks, including a blistering comment on the deal. “So Canada has achieved 100 per cent of its negotiating position ... Conclusion: The car package is unacceptable in its present form,” the German analysis states. But in an earlier document from the European commission, also obtained by The Canadian Press, the auto deal is categorized as at most a pyrrhic victory for Ottawa that would make it easier for the Harper government to sell a free-trade agreement to Canadians. “Given the significant EU trade surplus in the export of passenger cars ... this request is of a political rather than economic importance so as to be able to present the car deal as balanced,” the commission states.
The note points out that last year Canada exported a mere 13,000 cars to the EU, while shipments the other way totalled 114,000. The document also says that Canada is willing to get rid of non-resident ownership restrictions on the uranium industry. Current regulations cap foreign ownership of uranium mines at 49 per cent. “Canada will revise the conditions allowing for majority control over a company for the stage of first production for uranium mining and allow EU companies to obtain approval more easily,” the document says. Saskatchewan is one of the world’s leading uranium producing regions in the world. Premier Brad Wall and industry players have been pushing Ottawa to relax the foreign ownership restrictions in the sector.
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Relief comes to U.S. housing market THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — Robert and Emerald Oravec were itching to sell their condominium late last year to move closer to a favourite surfing spot, but they were stuck. They owed the bank $194,000 and figured the most they could get was $180,000. When they put their San Diego home up for sale a few months later, they fielded five offers within two weeks. It sold for $260,000 in May, allowing them to invest profits in a new home that’s more than twice the size on a large lot and 40 minutes closer to the surfing beach. “We’re stoked,” said Robert, 50, a facilities engineer at Solar Turbines Inc., a maker of gas turbines. “It was better to be patient and wait it out.” Soaring prices are leaving fewer homeowners owing more money than their properties are worth, bringing them off the sidelines of the nation’s surging housing market and offering relief to buyers who are frustrated by bidding wars. As more homes are put up for sale, price increases are expected to moderate. Mark Fleming, chief economist at real estate data provider CoreLogic Inc., calls it “a virtuous circle.” “The fact that house prices have increased so dramatically ... has unlocked a lot of that pentup supply,” said Fleming, whose firm found that markets with the largest percentage of “underwater” or “upside down” mortgages often have the lowest supply of homes for sale.
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A municipal police officer shouts during a protest in central Athens, Saturday. Municipal police officers blocked streets in central Athens and heckled Greek government officials attending a meeting with international debt inspectors, as the country scrambles to meet its austerity targets. Greece is trying to finish negotiations with the “troika” of the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund for the next rescue loan payout worth 8.1 billion euros ($10.4 billion).
Markets turn to earning season AS SENTIMENT FROM JOBS DATA LINGERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Stock markets will weigh recent jobs data against an inflow of earnings reports from major U.S. companies starting today, as questions persist on the speed of the economic recovery south of the border. “This is going to be an earnings season where the numbers will probably look decent, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough to propel equity markets further,” said Andrew Pyle, a portfolio manager at ScotiaMcLeod in Peterborough, Ont. A double dose of jobs data from both the U.S. and Canada on Friday gave investors plenty to digest, with both reports coming in better than expected, but not by enough to generate widespread enthusiasm. The U.S. Labor Department said American employers added 195,000 jobs in June and hiring was more robust in the two previous months than earlier estimated, suggesting job growth is accelerating. The Canadian data was less en-
couraging, with Statistics Canada reporting that the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.1 per cent last month, with 400 jobs lost compared to expectations of 12,500 jobs lost. “There’s no trends really emerging either in the overall jobs numbers,” said Pyle. “We tend to see a lot of volatility in the Canadian jobs numbers. They’re either great or they’re not good. It’s really a status quo economy.” The Canadian dollar was near three-year lows on Friday while jobs numbers helped send the greenback soaring. Philip Petursson, managing director of the portfolio advisory group at Manulife Asset Management said the jobs data on both sides of the border will likely “set the tone for the rest of the summer.” The latest round of earnings reports will likely contribute to providing a further sense of direction. Earnings season is widely expected to be positive, but not enough to drive momentum for a pickup in the pace of the U.S. economic recovery.
On the calendar next week are earnings from U.S. heavyweights like Alcoa, JP Morgan and Wells Fargo. In Canada, retailers Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) and Jean Coutu Group Inc. (TSX:PJC.A) report on Tuesday, while Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) issues its results on Thursday. International developments will be on the radar as Egypt faces further uncertainty after the ouster of its president Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday. The Bank of Canada will release its summer business outlook survey today, which will give a reflective view of the late May and early June period when it was compiled, which is when stock markets began to stumble on anticipation of Fed proceeding with its tapering plan. Canadian housing starts for May will be released Tuesday and provide the latest glimpse on whether the housing market is starting to plateau. Also on the schedule is the release of the Federal Open Market Committee minutes from last month, due on Wednesday.
Canadians struggle with retirement saving Whether it’s trying to save money while retirement may not be the same, particulartaking care of other financial responsibili- ly if they are part of the sandwich generaties or just determining how much money tion with both aging parents and school-age you will need, Canadians are children” said Amalia Costa, having a difficult time preparhead of retirement strategies ing themselves financially for with RBC. their retirement. “Canadians know that jugA couple of recent bank polls gling competing financial prioriare continuing to indicate that ties creates enormous strain on Canadians are struggling with both time and money. The growfinancing their retirement. ing demands on time and money For example, Canadians becan make meeting retirement tween the ages of 18 and 54 are goals a challenge.” concerned that their ability to According to RBC, 46 per cent save for retirement will be imof retired Canadians and only 23 paired both by saving for their per cent of Canadians who are children’s education and by taknot yet retired have determined TALBOT ing care of their aging parents. the amount of money they will “While Canadians may see need for a comfortable retireBOGGS their parents’ retirement expement. rience as a model for what to As well, those who are not expect, the reality is that their yet retired have significant-
ly reduced their retirement savings goal by more than $200,000, to an average of $564,000 in 2012 from $778,000 in 2011. How much you will need in retirement depends on a number of factors, such as longevity, health, inflation and whether or not you intend to continue to work, and there is no set figure as to how much of your income while you were working you will need in retirement. One of the big ravages of income for people on fixed incomes in retirement is inflation. About a third of Canadians are concerned that inflation could have an impact on their retirement income. Retirees and near retirees need to take appropriate measures to manage inflation and maintain a sustainable level of income in the midst of unforeseeable circumstances.
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RETIRE: Everyone is different “When looking at your percentage of pre-retirement income needed in retirement, some say 75 per cent, some say 85 per cent and some say 110 per cent,” said Jason Round, head of financial planning support for RBC Financial Planning. “We say everyone is different. While it’s important to have a retirement savings goals, there isn’t one number that’s right for everyone. Your goals and dreams for retirement deserve a plan that’s personalized to you and takes into account other relevant factors.” Costa has some advice to help Canadians save for tomorrow while living for today. Look for hidden sources of funds. If you have debt, take advantage of lower interest rates to reduce borrowing costs and free up some monthly cash flow. This can be achieved by consolidating higher interest on credit card balances into a loan or home equity line of credit with a lower interest rate. Get into the good savings habit of paying yourself first by setting up an automatic contribution plan to coincide with your payroll deposit. The funds will come off the top and are often not missed. And start thinking about your retirement income plan. If you’re within a few years of retirement, switch your focus to establishing your retirement income plan. Translate your vision for the lifestyle you want in your retirement into financial requirements and work with an adviser to learn about your new sources of retirement income and how these will fund your new lifestyle. “Planning for retirement is so much more than just a magic number and this is where financial advice can ensure all aspects of retirement are explored to ensure you have the retirement you want,” said Round. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.
HOMES: Number of U.S. homes ‘underwater’ declining At the end of March, 19.8 per cent of the nation’s mortgaged homes were underwater, down from 23.7 per cent a year earlier and 25 per cent during the same period of 2011, according to CoreLogic. Gains spread across the country, though regions that rose high and crashed hard remained saddled with homeowners who bought near the peak. Nevada had a nation-high 45.4 per cent of mortgages underwater, followed by Florida at 38.1 per cent, Michigan at 32 per cent and Arizona at 31.4 per cent. Montana had a nationlow 5.6 per cent. Among major metropolitan areas, Tampa Bay had a nation-high 41.1 per cent of mortgaged homes underwater, followed by Miami at 40.7 per cent. Dallas had a nation-low 8.3 per cent. San Diego, at 19.5 per cent, was slightly better than the national rate and California’s 21.3 per cent. The region’s median home sale price hit $406,500 in May, up 21.3 per cent from a year earlier amid brisk sales, according to DataQuick. Housing inventories remain unusually low. There was a 5.2-month supply of existing, single-family homes for sale in May, compared to 6.4 months a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. California had only a 2.6-month supply, compared to 3.6 months a year earlier and well below the six months that is considered a balanced market. San Diego broker Colleen Cotter began knocking on doors this year after scouring property records to find homeowners who didn’t owe money. If someone answers, she makes an allcash bid on behalf of investors who don’t even visit. Nearly one of three homes sold in Southern California is paid for in cash, putting borrowers at a disadvantage. Some buyers write sellers about how they would cherish a home, hoping to spark a personal connection. Josh Martin, 26, discovered homes he and wife considered buying had changed hands less than a year earlier at much lower prices. The first-time homebuyers lost nine bids since August— many to cash buyers — until finally landing a home in May for $250,000 in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. “It was very stressful because the prices just kept going up,” said Martin, who recently left the Marine Corps. “Our lease was about to end and we didn’t want to sign another year.” Economists expect many homeowners will continue to resist selling because they think they can profit more by waiting. Nancy Randazzo, a 38-year-old
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public school teacher who owes about $240,000 on an Anaheim condominium that she bought for $335,000 in 2005, figures she might be able to sell for what she owes but wants to rent to Disneyland tourists. One potential snag is that she and her fiancee would need to find a place to buy. “Prices are going up so fast that I don’t know if I can,” she said. The huge price increases produced an unexpected retirement gift for Larry and Diane Plaster, who were resigned in January to selling their San Diego home for less than they owed the bank, known as a short sale. They owed $352,000 but accepted an offer for $290,000. Their bank rejected the deal four months later, leading the couple to put the home up for sale again. On the second attempt, they took an all-cash offer of $380,000, yielding a windfall of $6,500 after broker fees and closing costs. The Plasters, who live on Social Security income, fulfilled a dream of moving to a geodesic dome they built in Janesville, 130 miles north of Lake Tahoe. The former Catholic social service workers were so angry when Chase rejected the short sale that they closed their account after more than 40 years. “Now I guess I should send them a thank-you note,” said Diane, 66. File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS
TRADE: New light The document also sheds new light on how sub-national government procurement would be liberalized to allow European firms access to Ontario and Quebec’s public hydro sectors, and freedom to bid on provincial and municipal tendering, as well as on universities, schools and hospital contracts. It is open to question whether the auto deal that Germany takes such exception to would have a material impact on two-way trade in the sector, which has in the past been decisively one-way from Europe to Canada. In the comments, the German memo explains that for the first 100,000 unit of exports, the Canadian content of those vehicles needed to qualify as Canadian will come down from the current EU policy of 60 per cent to 30 per cent. That means Ontario-assembled cars, which carry significant American content, will have a lower hurdle to clear. Given Canada’s current small share, however, analysis suggests the relaxed rules may be more beneficial to the U.S., since American manufacturers have “the possibility to export to the EU via Canada” duty-free. The document also notes that the 100,000 quota would likely be rolled into a North American package if the EU and the U.S. get together on a freetrade deal of their own, but would remain “permanent” if that does not happen. Above the quota, stricter rules of origin will be applied. Canadian Auto Workers president Ken Lewenza said the quota is useless unless there are penalties to Europe for not meeting it, such as a delay in the elimination of the 6.1 per cent duty Canada charges on European car exports. Ideally, he said, the deal should require European automakers to open plants in Canada, as some Japanese automakers have done. But trade lawyer Lawrence Herman of Cassels Brock says critics shouldn’t be too quick to dismiss the potential benefits, even if they are unlikely to be immediate payoffs. “I would say it’s a good deal for the auto sector because it is giving them expanded access to Europe, but whether we can take advantage of that is another matter.” He added that European negotiators are likely banking on low interest among their consumers for North American brands. Facing an election in two years, the Harper government is counting on its first and only major deal with a large, advanced market as evidence it is meeting the challenges of the global economy. But given that it is making numerous concessions to finalize the pact, it must also be able to point to clear victories. The possibility of higher auto exports, as well as expanded access for beef sales — another key Canadian goal in the talks — would at least provide some cover for concessions Ottawa has apparently made over foreign investment, drug patents, government procurement and in the dairy sector, each of which will have their critics. “There is a huge imbalance between what Canada has offered and what we are getting,” said Stuart Trew, a trade specialist for the Council of Canadians. “On procurement, Canada has given up everything the Europeans were demanding and for what, I have to ask?” The German document makes clear that Canada has made several concessions in the talks, although it limits its comments to just a few. The deal would lock in the recent relaxation of restrictions in the telecommunications industry governing foreign ownership, meaning Ottawa could not change its mind in the future. As well, the document goes into detail about market liberalization in government procurement, a controversial chapter in Canada. As previously reported, Europe believes it has freed up access to bid on about 70 per cent of contracts in the hydro-electric sector.
Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, walks to a monetary policy committee (MPC) briefing on his first day on the job inside the central bank’s headquarters in London Monday July 1, 2013. Carney is getting plaudits for suggesting images of women must be included on that country’s new bank notes.
Carney to include women on U.K. bank notes after women purged from Canada’s BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney is working to put images of women on Britain’s new bank notes, years after removing images of women from Canada’s own currency. In his first week as new governor of the Bank of England, Carney acceded to protests that designers of Britain’s new five-pound note plan to replace an image of Elizabeth Fry with one of Sir Winston Churchill. The proposed move would leave no women on any British bank-note denominations, apart from the Queen, which Carney said “is not the Bank’s intention,” promising an announcement by the end of the month. The British protest against the removal of female images on the currency parallels a similar protest in Canada, when Carney, as Canada’s central bank governor, announced in 2011 that an icebreaker would displace the images of five famous women on a new series of $50 polymer notes. The move sparked a campaign to restore the image of the so-called Famous Five, led in part by Calgary city council. The bank quickly countered it was too late to change the designs, the result of a $20-million research, testing and development process. “I hope the Brits have better luck than Canadians in convincing Mark Carney to address concerns raised about the absence of women from that nation’s bank notes,” said author and
historian Merna Forster, one of the Canadian activists. “None of our bank notes celebrate specific women in Canadian history,” she said from Victoria, B.C. “As a Canadian who happens to be a woman, I would like bank notes that belong to me to include at least one image of an actual woman — and preferably more.” Before Carney’s 2008 appointment as Canada’s bank governor, the institution won plaudits for using images of the Famous Five, who took a landmark case to the Supreme Court, then to Britain’s Privy Council in 1929, to have woman declared “persons” and therefore eligible to sit in the Senate. The $50 bill issued in 2004 featured a picture of a monument to the Famous Five, unveiled on Parliament Hill in 2000, by Edmonton artist Barbara Paterson, who says she’s annoyed by the erasure of female images. “It seems like we’ve taken a hundred steps backward,” she said in an interview. “Where did we drop the ball?” The chair of the Calgary-based Famous 5 Foundation applauded Carney’s epiphany in London, while regretting the legacy he left on Canada’s circulating currency. “What happened in Canada is that women were an afterthought,” Peggy Mann McKeown said in an interview. “What was disappointing is that they had overlooked the important role that women play.” Carney sent the foundation a letter explaining the design process, she said, but offered no apology.
Target founder Douglas Dayton dies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MINNEAPOLIS — Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88. Dayton’s wife, Wendy Dayton, confirmed his death Sunday. She said the resident of Wayzata, west of Minneapolis, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. Douglas James Dayton was the youngest of George Nelson Dayton’s five sons who took over the family’s downtown Minneapolis department store from their father in 1948. Douglas Dayton started working in the family business after serving in an Army infantry division in Europe during World War II, where he was injured and received a Purple Heart. Having worked as a store manager, Dayton sensed the threat of discount retailers like Kmart. In 1960, he became the first president of Target, and within two years, the company had opened four Target stores in the Twin Cities suburbs. “Target was the best job I had,” he recalled in a May interview with the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune. Dayton is the uncle of Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton. The governor issued a statement calling his uncle “an extraordinary businessman, philanthropist, and leader of our family.”
According to an obituary prepared by his family, Douglas Dayton left the Target presidency in 1968 and returned to help run the DaytonHudson department store parent company. That business eventually was consolidated into Target Corp. The company has expanded nationally and into Canada, and is now ranked No. 36 on the Fortune 500. The Dayton family has not been involved in its ownership or operations for a num-
ber of years. Most of the former Dayton’s department stores in Minnesota are today operated by Macy’s. Dayton left the company in 1974 and formed a venture capital firm. He retired in 1994 but remained active in a number of charitable and philanthropic groups. “He and his brothers shared a common vision for improvement to the community, and to give back what the community had given them,” Wendy Dayton said Sunday.
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LUANN July 8 1974 — Pierre Elliott Trudeau wins a majority 141 of 264 seats in the federal election. 1995 — Las Vegas Posse host Sacramento Gold in first Canadian Football League game between two U.S. teams. 1965 — A bomb explodes on a Canadian Pacific airliner, which crashes into
Gustafsen Lake, B.C., killing 52 people. 1943 — Canadian gold millionaire Harry Oakes is found burned and beaten to death in his villa in the Bahamas. The murder remains unsolved. 1906 — Winnipeg street cars started making Sunday runs despite church opposition. 1852 — Fire in the east end of Montreal leaves more than 10,000 people homeless.
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People read as they sunbathe on a warm summer day at Cherry Beach in Toronto. Canadians may revel in the splendours of summer - hotweather clothes and open-toe footwear, trips to the lake or seaside, and the no-fuss joy of outdoor cooking on the grill. But those hot, hazy days of summer also come with a slew of health hazards, from bug bites and burns to sore feet and serious injuries.
Skyrocketing female overdose death rates tied to boom in prescribed painkillers OVERDOSE DEATHS RISING FASTEST AMONG MIDDLE-AGED US WOMEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA — Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middleaged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday. “Mothers, wives, sisters and daughters are dying at rates that we have never seen before,” said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiled the data. The problem is one of the few health issues the CDC is working on that are clearly getting worse, he added. For many decades, the overwhelming majority of U.S. overdose deaths were men killed by heroin or cocaine. But by 2010, 40 per cent were women — most of them middle-aged women who took prescription painkillers. Skyrocketing female overdose death rates are closely tied to a boom in the overall use of prescribed painkillers. The new report is the CDC’s first to spotlight how the death trend has been more dramatic among women. The CDC found that the number and rate of prescription painkiller overdose deaths among females increased about fivefold 1999 to 2010. Among men, such deaths rose about 3 ½ times. Overall, more men still die from overdoses of painkillers and other drugs; there were about 23,000 such deaths in 2010, compared with about 15,300 for women. Men tend to take more risks with drugs than women, and often are more prone to the kind of workplace injuries that lead to their being prescribed pain-
killers in the first place, experts say. But the gap has been narrowing dramatically. Studies suggest that women are more likely to have chronic pain, to be prescribed higher doses, and to use pain drugs longer than men. Some research suggests women may be more likely than men to “doctor shop” and get pain pills from several physicians, CDC officials said. But many doctors may not recognize these facts about women, said John Eadie, director of a Brandeis University program that tracks prescription-drug monitoring efforts across the United States. The report highlights the need for “a mindset change” by doctors, who have traditionally thought of drug abuse as a men’s problem, he said. That means doctors should consider the possibility of addiction in female patients, think of alternative treatments for chronic pain, and consult state drug monitoring programs to find out if a patient has a worrisome history with painkillers. The CDC report focuses on prescription opioids like Vicodin and OxyContin and their generic forms, methadone, and a powerful newer drug called Opana, or oxymorphone. “These are dangerous medications and they should be reserved for situations like severe cancer pain,” Frieden said. He added that there has not been a comparable increase in documented pain conditions in the U.S. public that would explain the boom in painkiller prescriptions in the last 10 or 15 years. Some experts said the increase in pre-
scriptions can be traced to pharmaceutical marketing campaigns. CDC researchers reviewed death certificates, which are sometimes incomplete. Specific drugs were not identified in every death. In others, a combination of drugs was involved, such as painkillers taken with tranquilizers. CDC officials think more than 70 per cent of the overdose deaths were unintentional. One striking finding: The greatest increases in drug overdose deaths were in women ages 45 through 54, and 55 through 64. The rate for each of those groups more than tripled between 1999 and 2010. In 2010, overdose deaths in those two groups of middle-aged women added up to about 7,400 — or nearly half the female total, according to CDC statistics. It’s an age group in which more women are dealing with chronic pain and seeking help for it, some experts suggested. Many of these women probably were introduced to painkillers through a doctor’s prescriptions for real pain, such as persistent aches in the lower back or other parts of the body. Then some no doubt became addicted, said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, a psychiatrist who specializes in addiction at Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. There aren’t “two distinct populations of people being helped by opioid painkillers and addicts being harmed. There’s overlap,” said Kolodny, president of a 700-member organization Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing.
WHO setting up emergency panel to advise on MERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The World Health Organization says it is setting up an emergency committee of experts to advise it on the evolving situation involving the MERS coronavirus. A senior official with the Geneva-based global health agency says the committee will be drawn up of people with expertise in public health, infectious diseases, epidemiology and laboratory science. Dr. Keiji Fukuda says there has been a steady drumbeat of new cases over the past three months and the WHO wants to be prepared in case the situation worsens. He says between 12 and 15 people will be asked to sit on the committee, which will hold its first meeting on Tuesday. One of the committee’s first tasks will be to consider whether the WHO should declare MERS a public health emergency of international concern under the International Health Regulations, a global health treaty. In a change from past experience, the names of the experts will be made public, with the WHO promising to post the list on Monday. During the 2009 H1N1 flu pandemic, the WHO refused to reveal the names of the experts advising Director General Dr. Margaret Chan. At the time Chan said it was important to shield the identities of committee members so they could be free from outside pressure. But a report that studied the WHO’s response to the H1N1 outbreak suggested the wellintentioned move actually contributed to public suspicions of the way the agency handled the pandemic. Fukuda says the source countries for the MERS virus have been invited to present information to the emergency committee, which will meet via a conference call. Of the 79 confirmed MERS cases to date, all have originated from four countries: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia has seen the bulk of the infections, 65. Just over half of the known cases — 42 — have died from the infection.
For many rural women giving birth, travel is part of the experience TORONTO — Mothers-to-be in rural and remote parts of Canada face a different experience than their urban counterparts when they are giving birth, with longer trips to hospital and less access to the specialist doctors that women in urban centres might see. But despite that, the outcomes in terms of their health and their babies’ health does not seem to be substantially different, says a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Women from remote and rural communities are 28 times more likely to travel more than two hours to give birth and if they need to deliver by caesarean section, they are 13 times more likely to have the operation performed by a family doctor or a general surgeon than by an obstetrician or a gynecologist, the report shows. But they appear to be slightly less likely to deliver by C-section, and are more likely to have a spontaneous vaginal birth. The findings were generated from a CIHI analysis of five years’ worth of data on women delivering babies in remote and rural areas. The aim, said a CIHI executive, is to give health authorities a picture of the experiences women from these parts of Canada face when giving birth. “We’ve given the health authorities some basic data and that will allow them to look at their own experiences and to possibly talk to other health authorities similar to them and say, ’How do your outcomes differ from ours?”’ says Anne McFarlane, the vice-president of the western office and development initiatives for CIHI. “It’s hard for rural health authorities to get data, because ... the numbers are smaller than they are in an urban centre.” The report found that there were 242,550 in-hospital deliveries for women from rural and remote areas during the five-year period, representing 18 per cent of all hospital deliveries in the country. The period studied in the report ran from 2007 to 2012. The report looked at births in all parts of Canada except Quebec, which declined to take part in the study. As of 2011, 19 per cent of Canadians lived in a rural area, defined by Statistics Canada as a community of 10,000 or fewer. “That’s not absolutely huge, but when you think of 242,000 babies being born over five years, that’s a lot of babies and a lot of services,” says McFarlane, who added that the diversity of necessary obstetrical services and the unpredictability of birth dates provide extra challenges for rural care providers. Those varying needs reflect the fact that 67 per cent of rural women give birth in urban hospitals, the CIHI report says. As a result, 17 per cent of women from rural and remote communities had to travel more than two hours to deliver their babies. An October 2012 position paper by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada argued that women shouldn’t have to travel long distances
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Eskimos 30 Tiger Cats 20 GUELPH, Ont. — It was the wettest game that Edmonton quarterback Mike Reilly has ever played in, and that’s saying something for a guy who played his college football in the rainy state of Washington. “I’ve never seen it come down like that, especially for the entire game,” said the 28-year-old who led the Eskimos to a 30-20 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Sunday night with two touchdown throws and a 12-yard TD rush in a torrential downpour. “It’s tough. The ball gets heavy. It’s getting slippery,” he said, likening it to trying to catch a watermelon. Edmonton had already jumped out to a 16-0 lead before the rains came and the Ticats were forced to play catch up in awful conditions. That early lead was a “huge” advantage, according to Reilly. “When the weather hit, then it was just a chess match of back and forth and field position,” he said. “And at that point in time, if you got a ball in the end zone, then you feel pretty lucky.” Reilly completed 14-of-22 pass attempts for 130 yards. It was the Ticats home opener at Alumni Stadium, home to the University of Guelph Gryphons, which was temporarily expanded this season to seat a capacity 13,000 while a new stadium is built in Hamilton. Game attendance for the home opener was announced as 12,612, but most of those made a run for it when the rains came heavy in the second quarter. Hugh Charles had two touchdowns and Fred Stamps added one for Edmonton while CJ Gable and Ed Gant scored for Hamilton.
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Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ Lindsey Lamar, front, is tackled by Edmonton Eskimos’ Calvin McCarthy, top, and Grant Shaw during CFL action in Guelph, Ont., Sunday. Hamilton kicker Luca Congi made two of three field-goal attempts, from 39 and 26 yards and missed from 42. Edmonton improved to 1-1 after a 39-18 loss to Saskatchewan last week. After putting up 34 points in last week’s 39-34 loss to Toronto, the Ticats (0-2) could only muster 20 points in
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Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the Men’s singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday.
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the weather. “They played with more energy than us,” said Hamilton QB Henry Burris, who completed 18-of-35 pass attempts for 229 yards, one TD and two interceptions. “We’ve got to do a better job of seizing momentum when we get some momentum. We killed ourselves with penal-
LONDON — Andy Murray needed one more point, one solitary point, to win Wimbledon — a title he yearned to earn for himself, of course, and also for his country. Britain had endured 77 years since one of its own claimed the men’s trophy at the revered tournament referred to simply as The Championships, and now here was Murray, on the brink of triumph after 3 hours of gruelling tennis against top-seeded Novak Djokovic under a vibrant sun at Centre Court. Up 40-love, Murray failed to convert his first match point. And his second. And then, yes, his third, too. On and on the contest, and accompanying tension, stretched, Murray unable to close it, Djokovic unwilling to yield, the minutes certainly feeling like hours to those playing and those watching. Along came three break points for Djokovic, all erased. Finally, on Murray’s fourth chance to end it, Djokovic dumped a backhand into the net.
The final was over. The wait was over. A year after coming oh-so-close by losing in the title match at the All England Club, the No. 2-ranked Murray beat No. 1 Djokovic of Serbia 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 Sunday to become Wimbledon’s champion in a test of will and skill between a pair of men with mirror-image defensive styles that created lengthy points brimming with superb shots. “That last game will be the toughest game I’ll play in my career. Ever,” said Murray, who was born in Dunblane, Scotland, and is the first British man to win the grass-court Grand Slam tournament since Fred Perry in 1936. “Winning Wimbledon — I still can’t believe it. Can’t get my head around that. I can’t believe it.” For several seasons, Murray was the outsider looking in, while Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic collected 29 out of 30 Grand Slam titles. But now Murray has clearly and completely turned the Big 3 into a Big 4, having reached the finals at the last four major tournaments he en-
tered (he withdrew from the French Open in May because of a bad back). And he’s now a two-time Slam champion, having defeated Djokovic in five sets at the U.S. Open in September. All this from a guy who lost his first four major finals, including against Federer at Wimbledon in 2012. After that defeat, Murray’s voice cracked and tears rolled as he told the crowd, “I’m getting closer.” How prescient. Four weeks later, on the same court, he beat Federer for a gold medal at the London Olympics, a transformative victory if ever there was one. And 52 weeks later, on the same court, he beat Djokovic for the Wimbledon championship. “You need that selfbelief in the important moments,” observed Djokovic, a six-time major champion, “and he’s got it now.” Murray’s mother, Judy, who is Britain’s Fed Cup captain, agreed that the setback 12 months ago “was a turning point in some ways.”
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Redmond leads Jays to victory over Twins BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blue Jays 11 Twins 5 TORONTO — In a season where little has gone according to plan, it’s perhaps no surprise that the Toronto Blue Jays have found some unlikely heroes. It’s too early to put Todd Redmond alongside Munenori Kawasaki, but the right-hander earned some new fans Sunday in Toronto’s 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. With the Jays needing to fill a hole in their starting rotation, the 28-year-old from St. Petersburg, Fla., did not give up a hit until one out in the fifth when Aaron Hicks, batting eighth in the Twins lineup, homered over the right-field fence with one on to tie the score at 2-2. Redmond struck out four and walked three in five innings, with the Toronto offence striking back for four runs in the bot-
tom of the fifth to give him a 6-2 lead. “It’s still a dream come true just to be here,” said Redmond. “You’ve just got to take it one day at a time, one start at a time. And hopefully continue on.” Colby Rasmus, Jose Reyes and Rajai Davis homered for Toronto, which outhit Minnesota 13-5 before 43,795 under a stuffy dome at Rogers Centre. Redmond, earning his first career win in his second major league start, has probably earned another start for the Jays (43-45). His debut win — in his fifth career appearance — came after a 74-62 record in the minors that dates back to 2005. It was a welcome shutdown performance after the first six games of a homestand had seen the Toronto starters post a 6.06 earned-run average. “The ball was jumping out of his hand,” Twins first baseman Joe Mauer said of Red-
mond. “It was a tough day for us offensively.” Redmond was 3-1 with a 5.06 ERA in six appearances for the triple-A Buffalo Bison before being called up by Toronto, which claimed him off waivers in March. His only previous major league start was last year for Cincinnati. The Jays and Twins traded shutouts and victories in the first two games of the series with Toronto taking the opener 4-0 and Minnesota (37-48) winning the second game 6-0. “If we’re going to win, we’ve got to score runs. That’s no secret,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. “But you go through those stretches, whether it’s an individual or as a team, where hits are hard to come by, things like that. That’s when you’ve really got to have the good pitching. But we broke loose today.”
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and the Royal Box still about half full, the teams put on a pretty good show, battling deep into the third set until the 40-year-old Nestor and the 20-yearold Mladenovic emerged with a 5-7, 6-2, 8-6 victory. Video Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser gets long-awaited degree The thrills and spills of downhill skateboarding For Nestor, it was his 11th Grand Slam doubles title, third at Wimbledon, and third in mixed. For Mladenovic, it was her first of any kind. “She’s going to be one of the top singles players eventually,” said Nestor. “Right now, you know, she’s focusing on doubles and mixed. I think that will change one day. I caught her at the right time.” The two, who almost won the French Open last month before losing in the final, had forged a solid connection with Nestor’s guile and Mladenovic’s bighitting style. “I’m really happy to play with him,” she said. “It’s such an honour. He’s such a big player in doubles. He won almost everything.”
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CFL: Mistakes Twice, early in the first quarter, Hamilton first downs were called back by offside penalties to receiver Simon Charbonneau-Campeau. Coach Kent Austin was quick to point out, however, that those two penalties weren’t specifically what cost the Ticats. But they were an example. “That’s the perfect example of two mistakes where we (could) stay on the football field (but) where they get us off the football field,” he said. Hamilton had five fumbles on the night — four of them by Lindsey Lamar on returns, of which he lost one — and two interceptions. Edmonton fumbled three times and lost it once. Congi hit field goals from 39 and 26 yards as the Ticats picked away at the lead during a second quarter where the field was barely playable. Edmonton led 16-13 at the half. Charles looked to be in the dog house when he fumbled the opening kickoff and the Ticats recovered at the Edmonton 40-yard line. But they couldn’t convert as Congi missed a 42-yard field-goal attempt and Edmonton ran it out. The Esks scored on the ensuing possession as Charles redeemed himself with a 70-yard TD run. After scoring a safety followed by an 11-yard TD grab by Stamps to finish a 61-yard, five-play drive, Hamilton’s Gable drove the ball in from the two-yard line to cap a 38-yard drive. He was aided by two penalties against Edmonton including pass interference in the end zone to make it 16-7 before the downpour came to end the quarter. Neither team got much going to start the second half as the rain continued to pour. But Edmonton’s TJ Hill intercepted Burris midway through the third quarter on the Hamilton 27 and the Esks needed three plays before Reilly found Charles for the 13-yard score. Edmonton led 23-13 heading into the fourth. Five minutes into the fourth, Reilly capped an 83-yard drive with a 12-yard TD run giving Edmonton a 30-13 lead. The Ticats answered with Gant, who showed up in Hamilton from Edmonton just this week, catching a 40-yard TD pass from Burris to pull to 30-20 with 6:22 left.
BRIT: Going forward “Every time you have a really tough loss, a loss that really hurts you,” she said, “I think you learn a lot about how to handle the occasions better going forward.” Murray trailed 4-1 in the second set Sunday, and 4-2 in the third, before wiggling his way back in front each time. He won the last four games, breaking for a 5-4 lead when Djokovic flubbed a forehand, setting off a standing ovation and applause that lasted more than a full minute. When he got out of his changeover chair, preparing to serve for the title, an earsplitting roar accompanied his trek to the baseline. Djokovic missed a backhand, Murray smacked a backhand winner and added a 131 mph (211 kph) service winner, and suddenly one point was all that remained between him and history. That’s where things got a tad complicated. On match point No. 1, Djokovic capped a 12-stroke exchange with a forehand volley winner. On No. 2, Djokovic hit a backhand return winner off an 84 mph (135 kph) second serve. On No. 3, Murray sailed a backhand long on the ninth shot. Now it was deuce. “I started to feel nervous and started thinking about what just happened,” Murray said. “There’s a lot of things you’re thinking of at that moment.” The match continued for eight additional points. Seemed to take an eternity. “Just how that last game went, my head was kind of everywhere. I mean, some of the shots he came up with were unbelievable,” Murray said. “At the end of the match, I didn’t quite know what was going on. Just a lot of different emotions.” Any of Djokovic’s break points in that game would have made it 5-all, and who knows what toll that would have taken on Murray’s mind? But Murray erased the first two chances with a 116 mph service winner, then a forehand winner on the 21st stroke. At deuce for a third time, Djokovic conjured up a forehand passing winner to get his third break point. Murray dropped his head and placed his hands on his knees. The crowd clapped rhythmically and shouted, “Andy! Andy!” They couldn’t know it, but their man wouldn’t lose another point. On a 16-shot exchange, Djokovic delivered an overhead that was retrieved, then tried a drop shot that Murray got back. Djokovic put the ball in the net, and Murray was at match point No. 4. When that one went Murray’s way, the ball on Djokovic’s side of the court, Murray dropped his neon-red racket, yanked his white hat off and pumped both fists overhead, screaming, “Yes! Yes!” He was looking directly at the corner of the stadium with benches for members of the press, a group that he used to worry helped fuel the intense pressure and only-one-wayto-satisfy-them expectations on Murray’s shoulders. “It’s hard. It’s really hard. You know, for the last four or five years, it’s been very, very tough, very stressful,” Murray said. “It’s just kind of everywhere you go. It’s so hard to avoid everything because of how big this event is, but also because of the history and no Brit having won.” When a Brit did win, 15,000 or so spectators around the arena rose and yelled right back at him, some waving Union Jacks or blue-and-white Scottish flags. Soon, Murray was climbing into the guest
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Daniel Nestor of Canada, right, and Kristina Mladenovic of France pose with their trophies after they won against Bruno Soares of Brazil and Lisa Raymond of the United States in the mixed doubles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Sunday.
box for hugs with his girlfriend, his mother and his coach, Ivan Lendl, who won eight major titles as a player but never fared better than the runner-up at Wimbledon.
JAYS: Had to have Toronto sent nine men to the plate in the fifth, scoring four runs on a pair of homers to jump into a 6-2 lead. There was another four-run outburst by the home side in the seventh. “It was a game we had to have, to be honest with you,” said Gibbons. “We kind of approached it that way. The bullpen was pretty rested. And with a day off (Monday), we were either going to pitch good or turn it over to the bullpen. And he (Redmond) stepped up for us. “And we swung the bats ... Runs were hard to come by (in recent games) but we swung it today.” Sunday’s loss was the Twins’ seventh in eight games. The Jays, who came into the game having won just four of their last 13 after reeling off 11 straight wins, have now won 10 of their last 13 against Minnesota. Redmond (1-1), who has also made three appearances out of the Jays bullpen this season, became Toronto’s 13th starter this season. He now has the same number of wins this season as Josh Johnson, who is making US$13.75 million. Minnesota had a man on third with no outs in the first inning thanks to a leadoff walk, stolen base and throwing error, but a strikeout and two popouts spared the Jays any damage. “The key was getting out of that first inning without giving up a run,” said Gibbons. Said Redmond: “After the first inning, I wasn’t really sure what I had but I was able to get the ball down, stay on top of the ball and keep my off-speed stuff for strikes.” After walking the first batter he faced and having some trouble throwing strikes (only six of his first 16 pitches found the plate), Redmond regrouped to retire the next 11 before issuing a walk to Morneau, a native of New Westminster, B.C., in the fourth. A third walk cost him in the fifth, putting Clete Thomas on ahead of Hicks’ home run. Redmond was followed by Aaron Loup, Dustin McGowan, Brett Cecil, Neil Wagner and Casey Janssen. Rasmus, who came into the game leading all AL centre-fielders in home runs with 15, knocked in two runs with another blast to give Toronto a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Reyes put Toronto ahead 3-2 with a leadoff homer in the fifth, his fourth home run of the season. Davis then hammered a ball into the second deck in left field, driving in Edwin Encarnacion and Mark DeRosa, who had walked and singled, respectively. Davis said the offence was contagious. “I’m watching Reyes jog around the bases. He looked like he was having fun,” said Davis. “I wanted to have fun too.” That chased the Twins starter Scott Diamond. The 26-year-old left-hander from Guelph, Ont., lasted 4 2-3 innings in his 50th career major league appearance and start. “It’s fun to return home, it’s fun to play in front of a crowd that knows you’re Canadian and is kind of hostile to you at the same time,” he said. “It kind of makes for a fun atmosphere, makes for a fun challenge. Sadly, I didn’t answer up to it today.” Diamond (5-8) gave up six earned runs on eight hits, walking four and striking out one. “He kind of unravelled from there,” Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said of Diamond after Reyes’ homer. “He just couldn’t make a pitch after the home run. Maybe he kind of let that home run leading off the bottom of the fifth get to him.”
Blixt rises above to win Greenbrier BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Jonas Blixt wasn’t having the type of year he had envisioned — until the final round of the Greenbrier Classic came along. The Swede shot a 3-under 67 Sunday to win the rain-delayed tournament by two strokes. Blixt emerged from a five-player chase over the final five holes to pick up the $1.1 million winner’s check. He also shot from 139th to 39th in the FedEx Cup points standings. “This is what I play for,” Blixt said. “I play to win. It just confirms that if you do the right things, that you work hard, dreams can come true.” Among the perks for his victory are a spot in next year’s Masters. Blixt also will move to around No. 50 in the next world ranking, which is used as the alternate list to fill the field for this month’s British Open. That would make him the top alternate in a year that about eight players from the list will get into the Open at Muirfield. He overcame a four-shot deficit at the start of the final round and finished at 13-under 267. Thirdround leader Johnson Wagner (73), Australians Steven Bowditch (68) and Matt Jones (68), and Jimmy Walker (71) tied for second at 11 under. Blixt went from a tie to a two-shot lead when he made a 9-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to move to 13 under. No other player made a birdie after that. Wagner bogeyed the par-3 15th moments later to fall to 11 under alongside Bowditch and Walker. Blixt also won the Frys.com Open last year as a tour rookie. But entering the Greenbrier Classic, he hadn’t had a top-10 finish this season, missing as many cuts as he made. Blixt was overcome with emotion after watching Wagner and Walker, needing holes-in-one at No. 18, reach the green but land well away from the hole. “It’s just been a hard year,” Blixt said. “My game has not been on.” Defending champion Ted Potter Jr. (67), Pat Perez (69) and Brian Stuard (67) tied for sixth at 9 under. Graham DeLaet (70) of Weyburn, Sask., finished in a tie for 30th, eight strokes back of Blixt. Ottawa’s Brad Fritsch (72) was 10 shots back. Wagner, who had missed out on weekend play in his last seven tournaments, couldn’t match the seven birdies he had in the third round on his way to a 64. He bogeyed three holes in a five-hole stretch on the back nine and never recovered. The 54-hole leader has yet to win the Greenbrier Classic, now in its fourth year. “The swing just left,” Wagner said. “I’m furious. But given where I was a couple of weeks ago, I’ll take a lot of positives when I get over this disappointment right now.” While Bowditch couldn’t make up a five-shot deficit, he earned his first top-10 since Pebble Beach in 2011. Play on the Old White TPC course was halted for three hours due to thunderstorms. The last group teed off at 5:10 p.m. EDT and finished just after sunset. The tour narrowly avoided going past a Sunday finish for the fourth time this year. Many players in the Greenbrier Classic field are entered in the John Deere Classic that starts Thursday, including Walker, Blixt and Jordan Spieth.
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LONDON— Centre Court at Wimbledon, quite frankly, wasn’t ready for another match. It almost seemed bad form, really, that soon after Andy Murray departed with the men’s singles championDAMIEN ship, there was COX one more match to play. So, with the building still buzzing, the mixed doubles final commenced between Canada’s Daniel Nestor and his French partner, Kristina Mladenovic, and the BrazilianAmerican tandem of Bruno Soares and Lisa Raymond. “I knew that people would pretty much leave after (the Murray) match,” said Nestor. “We were happy there were some people.” Yes, it’s hard to follow history. But with Centre Court about one-third full
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Monday, July 8, 2013
Boston Baltimore Tampa Bay New York Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 54 36 .600 49 40 .551 49 40 .551 48 40 .545 43 45 .489
GB — 4 1/2 4 1/2 5 10
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 48 39 .552 46 42 .523 41 44 .482 37 48 .435 34 51 .400
GB — 2 1/2 6 10 13
Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston
West Division W L Pct 52 37 .584 51 37 .580 43 45 .489 39 49 .443 32 57 .360
GB — 1/2 8 1/2 12 1/2 20
Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 4 Minnesota 6, Toronto 0 Kansas City 4, Oakland 3 Detroit 9, Cleveland 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Houston 9, Texas 5 L.A. Angels 9, Boston 7, 11 innings
Monday’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 13-0) at Cleveland (Kazmir 4-4), 5:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 7-6) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-7), 5:05 p.m. Oakland (Colon 11-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 8-1), 5:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 6-4) at Baltimore (Feldman 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Minnesota (Deduno 4-3) at Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 4-10), 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Boston (Lester 8-4) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-4), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Oakland at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. H 125 111 102 103 95 111 82 102 105 119
Pct. .368 .321 .320 .319 .317 .315 .313 .312 .312 .312
Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 33; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; ADunn, Chicago, 23; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; NCruz, Texas, 22; Ibanez, Seattle, 21; Bautista, Toronto, 20; Cano, New York, 20. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 90; CDavis, Baltimore, 85; Encarnacion, Toronto, 68; NCruz, Texas, 67; Fielder, Detroit, 66; AJones, Baltimore, 61; DOrtiz, Boston, 61. Pitching Scherzer, Detroit, 13-0; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 123; Colon, Oakland, 11-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 10-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-7; Buchholz, Boston, 9-0; Verlander, Detroit, 9-5.
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
National League East Division W L Pct 50 38 .568 46 42 .523 43 46 .483 37 48 .435 32 55 .368
Arizona Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco San Diego
GB — — 3 1/2 14 1/2 18
West Division W L Pct 47 41 .534 42 45 .483 42 47 .472 40 47 .460 40 49 .449
GB — 4 5 6 7
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Saturday’s Games St. Louis 5, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 1 Washington 5, San Diego 4 Cincinnati 13, Seattle 4 Atlanta 13, Philadelphia 4 San Francisco 4, L.A. Dodgers 2 Milwaukee 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Arizona 11, Colorado 1
GB — 4 7 1/2 11 1/2 17 1/2
Tuesday’s Games Oakland at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. H 106 89 105 106 110 106 97 90 91 101
Minnesota 000 021 020 — 5 5 0 Toronto 000 241 40x — 11 13 2 Diamond, Swarzak (5), Roenicke (6), Duensing (7), Fien (8) and Doumit; Redmond, Loup (6), McGowan (7), Cecil (8), Wagner (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W—Redmond 1-1. L—Diamond 5-8. HRs— Minnesota, Hicks (7), Plouffe (9). Toronto, Col. Rasmus (16), Reyes (4), R.Davis (2). Chicago 000 001 000 — 1 8 0 Tampa Bay 100 010 10x — 3 5 0 Joh.Danks, Lindstrom (8) and Phegley; Price and J.Molina. W—Price 3-4. L—Joh.Danks 2-6. HRs— Chicago, Phegley (1).
Houston 020 110 000 — 4 8 1 Texas 301 010 00x — 5 7 2 Bedard, Clemens (7), W.Wright (8) and Corporan; Grimm, Burns (5), Soria (6), Frasor (7), Cotts (8), Nathan (9) and Pierzynski. W—Burns 1-0. L—Bedard 3-5. Sv—Nathan (29). HRs—Houston, Krauss (1). Texas, Pierzynski (8), A.Beltre (18).
Monday’s Games Oakland (Colon 11-3) at Pittsburgh (Locke 8-1), 5:05 p.m. Washington (Haren 4-9) at Philadelphia (Lannan 1-3), 5:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 8-4) at Miami (Slowey 3-6), 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-6) at Milwaukee (Lohse 4-6), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 6-2) at Arizona (Delgado 1-2), 7:40 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 4-2) at San Diego (Volquez 6-6), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Harvey 7-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-9), 8:15 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R YMolina StL 81 306 36 Cuddyer Col 68 264 42 Craig StL 84 323 47 Votto Cin 88 330 60 Segura Mil 85 347 49 MCarpenter StL 83 335 66 CGomez Mil 82 311 49 Scutaro SF 74 290 35 Posey SF 83 294 34 Goldschmidt Ari 87 328 56
Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; Kuroda, D.Robertson (8), M.Rivera (9) and C.Stewart. W—O’Day 5-0. L—M.Rivera 1-2. Sv—Ji.Johnson (30). HRs—Baltimore, A.Jones (16).
Oakland 052 001 200 — 10 15 1 Kansas City010 012 000 — 4 10 0 Griffin, Blevins (6), J.Chavez (6) and Jaso, D.Norris; Mendoza, B.Chen (2), W.Smith (6), J.Gutierrez (9) and Kottaras. W—Griffin 7-6. L—Mendoza 2-5. Sv—J.Chavez (1). HRs—Oakland, Reddick (4), Lowrie (6), Sogard (1). Kansas City, Kottaras (4), A.Gordon (9).
Sunday’s Games Seattle 3, Cincinnati 1 Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 3 Washington 11, San Diego 7 N.Y. Mets 2, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 3, Miami 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3, 11 innings L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 1 Arizona 6, Colorado 1
Sunday’s Games Baltimore 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Cleveland 9, Detroit 6 Toronto 11, Minnesota 5 Seattle 3, Cincinnati 1 Tampa Bay 3, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 10, Kansas City 4 Texas 5, Houston 4 L.A. Angels 3, Boston 0
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MiCabrera Det 86 340 67 Pedroia Bos 89 346 54 CDavis Bal 88 319 63 Donaldson Oak 87 323 48 Loney TB 89 300 37 Trout LAA 87 352 60 DOrtiz Bos 70 262 42 Mauer Min 81 327 49 HKendrick LAA 87 337 40 Machado Bal 89 382 53
Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 53 34 .609 53 34 .609 50 38 .568 38 48 .442 35 52 .402
Boston 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Los Angeles100 010 01x — 3 7 1 Lackey, Tazawa (8), Aceves (8) and Lavarnway; Weaver, D.De La Rosa (7), S.Downs (8), Frieri (9) and Conger. W—Weaver 3-4. L—Lackey 6-6. Sv—Frieri (22). HRs—Los Angeles, Trout (15), Conger (6). INTERLEAGUE Seattle 102 000 000 — 3 6 1 Cincinnati 000 000 100 — 1 6 1 J.Saunders, Furbush (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and Zunino; Arroyo, Simon (7), M.Parra (8), Chapman (9) and Hanigan. W—J.Saunders 7-8. L—Arroyo 7-7. Sv—Wilhelmsen (18). HRs—Seattle, Franklin (6), Smoak (7). NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 001 201 210 — 7 12 2 Washington106 040 00x — 11 11 1 Erlin, T.Ross (5), Thayer (7), Vincent (8) and Hundley; Strasburg, Stammen (7), Storen (8), Clippard (9) and W.Ramos. W—Strasburg 5-6. L—Erlin 1-2. HRs—San Diego, Amarista (5). Washington, Zimmerman (10), Rendon (3).
Pct. .346 .337 .325 .321 .317 .316 .312 .310 .310 .308
Home Runs CGonzalez, Colorado, 24; DBrown, Philadelphia, 23; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 22; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16; Uggla, Atlanta, 16. Runs Batted In Goldschmidt, Arizona, 74; Craig, St. Louis, 69; Phillips, Cincinnati, 64; CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; DBrown, Philadelphia, 62; Bruce, Cincinnati, 59; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 57. Pitching Zimmermann, Washington, 12-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 11-5; Corbin, Arizona, 10-1; Lee, Philadelphia, 10-2; Marquis, San Diego, 9-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 9-5. Sunday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 100 000 230 — 6 13 0 Cleveland 410 001 03x — 9 8 0 Fister, E.Reed (7), Alburquerque (8), Putkonen (8) and Avila; Kluber, J.Smith (7), Pestano (8), Allen (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W—Allen 4-1. L—Alburquerque 1-2. Sv—C.Perez (9). HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (28), Tor.Hunter (6). Cleveland, C.Santana (11), Chisenhall (5), Brantley 2 (7).
Atlanta 000 010 200 — 3 10 1 Phila. 200 212 00x — 7 10 0 Medlen, A.Wood (6), Ayala (7), D.Carpenter (8) and McCann; Pettibone, Diekman (6), De Fratus (6), J.Ramirez (7), Bastardo (7), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—Pettibone 5-3. L—Medlen 6-8. HRs—Atlanta, C.Johnson (6). Philadelphia, D.Brown (23). New York 000 101 000 — 2 11 0 Milwaukee 000 000 100 — 1 3 2 Hefner, Edgin (8), Parnell (8) and Recker; Gorzelanny, Mic.Gonzalez (7), Kintzler (7), Axford (9) and Lucroy. W—Hefner 4-6. L—Gorzelanny 1-2. Sv—Parnell (15). HRs—Milwaukee, Lucroy (10). Miami 010 100 000 — 2 9 0 St. Louis 102 000 00x — 3 6 0 Fernandez, Da.Jennings (7), Webb (8) and Mathis; Lynn, Rosenthal (8), Mujica (9) and T.Cruz. W— Lynn 11-3. L—Fernandez 5-5. Sv—Mujica (23). HRs—St. Louis, Holliday (12). Pittsburgh 000 110 001 00 — 3 9 2 Chicago 002 000 100 01 — 4 8 1 (11 innings) A.J.Burnett, Watson (6), Mazzaro (8), Melancon (9), Morris (10) and R.Martin; Villanueva, H.Rondon (5), Strop (6), Russell (8), B.Parker (8), Gregg (9), Guerrier (10) and Castillo. W—Guerrier 3-4. L— Morris 4-3. HRs—Pittsburgh, S.Marte (9). Chicago, Hairston (8). Los Ang. 010 000 003 — 4 7 0 San Fran. 001 000 000 — 1 4 1 Kershaw, Jansen (9) and A.Ellis; Gaudin, S.Rosario (8), J.Lopez (8), Romo (9), Dunning (9) and Quiroz. W—Kershaw 8-5. L—Romo 3-4. Sv—Jansen (9).
Baltimore 000 000 002 — 2 6 0 New York 010 000 000 — 1 6 0 Hammel, McFarland (6), Patton (8), O’Day (8),
Colorado 000 000 010 — 1 3 0 Arizona 013 011 00x — 6 11 0 Oswalt, Escalona (2), Outman (5), Belisle (7), Brothers (8) and W.Rosario; Corbin, Collmenter (9) and M.Montero. W—Corbin 10-1. L—Oswalt 0-4. HRs— Colorado, J.Herrera (1).
N.Y. Rangers — D Aaron Johnson Boston Edmonton — F Ryan Hamilton Toronto Vancouver — C Brad Richardson Los Angeles Toronto — F David Clarkson New Jersey N.Y. Islanders — D Travis Hamonic N.Y. Islanders Calgary — D Chris Butler Calgary Carolina — G Anton Khudobin Boston Nashville — F Matt Cullen Minnesota Nashville — F Eric N.Y.strom Dallas Phoenix — F Kyle Chipchura Phoenix Nashville — F Matt Hendricks Washington Nashville — G Carter Hutton Chicago Detroit — C Stephen Weiss Florida Dallas — G Dan Ellis Carolina Calgary — G Karri Ramo Omsk (KHL) Columbus — G Jeremy Smith Nashville Nashville — F Viktor Stalberg Chicago Colorado — D Andre Benoit Ottawa Phoenix — G Thomas Greiss San Jose Florida — D Mike Mottau Toronto Florida — F Joey Crabb Washington Tampa Bay — F Geoff Walker Colorado
Chicago — C Michal Handzus Chicago Chicago — D Michal Rozsival Chicago Calgary — C Greg Nemisz Calgary N.Y. Islanders — C Pierre-Marc Bouchard Minnesota Minnesota — D Jared Spurgeon Minnesota Philadelphia — G Yann Danis Edmonton Edmonton — F Jesse Joensuu N.Y. Islanders Edmonton — D Andrew Ference Boston Ottawa — F Clarke MacArthur Toronto San Jose — F Tyler Kennedy Pittsburgh San Jose — D Scott Hannan San Jose Pittsburgh — D Rob Scuderi Los Angeles N.Y. Islanders — C Peter Regin Ottawa Columbus — F Nathan Horton Boston Edmonton — G Jason Labarbera Phoenix Edmonton — C Boyd Gordon Phoenix Carolina — D Mike Komisarek Toronto Detroit — RW Daniel Alfredsson Ottawa Philadelphia — G Ray Emery Chicago N.Y. Islanders — G Evgeni Nabokov N.Y. Islanders
Hockey NHL free agents signings NEW YORK — Unrestricted free agents signed for NHL 2013-14 season (In order of) signing team — position, player, previous team Boston — F Jarome Iginla Pittsburgh Minnesota — F Matt Cooke Pittsburgh New Jersey — F Michael Ryder Montreal St. Louis — C Keith Aucoin N.Y. Islanders St. Louis — C Maxim Lapierre Vancouver N.Y. Rangers — F Benoit Pouliot Tampa Bay N.Y. Rangers — F Dominic Moore San Jose Phoenix — C Mike Ribeiro Washington Pittsburgh — F Craig Adams Pittsburgh Anaheim — C Saku Koivu Anaheim Phoenix — D Michael Stone Phoenix Tampa Bay — C Valtteri Filppula Detriot Toronto — C Tyler Bozak Toronto New Jersey — F Rostislav Olesz Chicago New Jersey — F Ryane Clowe N.Y. Rangers Phoenix — D Chris Summers Phoenix Los Angeles — D Jeff Schultz Washington
Golf PGA Tour-Greenbrier Classic Sunday At The Greenbrier Resort, The Old White TPC Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Purse: $6.3 million Yardage: 7,287; par 70 Final Jonas Blixt, $1,134,000 66-67-67-67 — 267 Steven Bowditch, $415,800 65-67-69-68 — 269 Matt Jones, $415,800 69-66-66-68 — 269 Johnson Wagner, $415,800 62-70-64-73 — 269 Jimmy Walker, $415,800 69-65-64-71 — 269 Pat Perez, $211,050 71-65-66-69 — 271 Ted Potter, Jr., $211,050 69-66-69-67 — 271 Brian Stuard, $211,050 71-66-67-67 — 271 Bill Haas, $140,963 68-67-67-70 — 272 D.H. Lee, $140,963 66-68-68-70 — 272 David Lingmerth, $140,963 71-66-67-68 — 272 Davis Love III, $140,963 67-70-68-67 — 272 Tim Petrovic, $140,963 69-68-67-68 — 272 Tag Ridings, $140,963 65-69-68-70 — 272 Rory Sabbatini, $140,963 70-65-67-70 — 272 D. Summerhays, $140,963 65-67-73-67 — 272 Ben Curtis, $85,260 67-66-71-69 — 273 Brendon de Jonge, $85,260 66-68-73-66 — 273 Bill Lunde, $85,260 66-66-71-70 — 273 George McNeill, $85,260 66-71-68-68 — 273 Bryce Molder, $85,260 71-67-66-69 — 273 Louis Oosthuizen, $85,260 67-68-69-69 — 273 K.J. Choi, $53,100 71-67-68-68 — 274 Morgan Hoffmann, $53,100 69-67-67-71 — 274 Greg Owen, $53,100 67-66-72-69 — 274 Jordan Spieth, $53,100 67-67-67-73 — 274 Scott Stallings, $53,100 70-67-67-70 — 274 Cameron Tringale, $53,100 73-66-67-68 — 274 Nick Watney, $53,100 72-67-65-70 — 274 Brian Davis, $36,619 67-68-70-70 — 275 Graham DeLaet, $36,619 69-70-66-70 — 275 Russell Henley, $36,619 67-65-72-71 — 275 Jim Herman, $36,619 72-67-71-65 — 275
Billy Horschel, $36,619 Cameron Percy, $36,619 John Senden, $36,619 Bubba Watson, $36,619 Matt Every, $28,980 Tom Watson, $28,980 Michael Kim, Robert Streb, $20,121 Chad Campbell, $20,121 Kevin Chappell, $20,121 Brad Fritsch, $20,121 Tommy Gainey, $20,121 James Hahn, $20,121 Jason Kokrak, $20,121 Richard H. Lee, $20,121 Troy Matteson, $20,121 Kenny Perry, $20,121 Andres Romero, $20,121 Webb Simpson, $20,121 Brendan Steele, $20,121 James Driscoll, $14,515 Martin Flores, $14,515 Andres Gonzales, $14,515 D.A. Points, $14,515 Charlie Wi, $14,515 Luke List, $13,986 Jeff Overton, $13,986 Shawn Stefani, $13,986 Ryan Palmer, $13,608 Chez Reavie, $13,608 Gary Woodland, $13,608 Tom Gillis, $13,230 Brian Harman, $13,230 Jin Park, $13,230 Carl Pettersson, $12,978 William McGirt, $12,852 Justin Leonard, $12,726
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European-Alstom Open de France Sunday
MANNY RAMIREZ COMEBACK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROUND ROCK, Texas — Manny Ramirez didn’t waste any time getting in the swing of things in his latest bid to return to the big leagues. The 41-year-old slugger hit the first pitch he saw for a single in his debut for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, three days after joining the Texas Rangers on a minor league contract. Facing a top Kansas City pitching prospect in right-hander Yordano Ventura of Omaha, Ramirez hit a soft line drive to right field leading off the second but was stranded there. He grounded into a fielder’s choice to end the third — again hitting the first pitch.
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At St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France Le Golf National (Albatross) Purse—US$3.91 million Yardage—7,331; Par—71 Final Round Graeme McDowell 69-69-70-67 Richard Sterne 68-69-71-71 Eduardo De La Riva 72-67-72-69 Graeme Storm 70-68-73-69 Simon Dyson 70-68-72-71 Jamie Donaldson 70-70-71-71 Richard Green 69-70-70-73 Thomas Bjorn 68-69-74-72 Stephen Gallacher 68-70-75-70 David Howell 69-71-69-74 Soren Kjeldsen 69-68-73-73 Gareth Maybin 71-73-71-68 Martin Kaymer 68-76-69-71 Hennie Ottoica 71-71-69-73 Marc Warren 69-72-70-73 Bernd Wiesberger 70-71-68-75 Felipe Aguilar 68-72-74-71 Jorge Campillo 74-69-68-74 Francesco Molinari 71-74-67-73 Kristoffer Broberg 72-69-73-72 Matteo Manassero 73-69-73-71 Ian Poulter 73-71-69-73 Lee Slattery 71-70-70-75 Rafa Cabrera-Bello 70-72-72-73 G. Fernandez-Castano 74-71-72-72 Anders Hansen 66-78-75-70 Alejandro Canizares 71-69-80-70 Luke Donald 71-73-71-75 Fabrizio Zanotti 68-68-78-76 Soren Hansen 75-67-74-75 Matt Kuchar 70-75-73-73 Joost Luiten 71-71-73-76 Miguel Angel Jimenez 69-76-68-80 Thomas Aiken 71-74-74-75 Scott Jamieson 69-70-80-75
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With the cheers growing louder for each at-bat, Ramirez struck out swinging on a 94 mph fastball from Ventura to end the fifth. He walked against reliever Michael Mariot in the eighth and was taken out for a pinch-runner. A kinder, gentler Ramirez says he feels no pressure and has no timeline two years after his last appearance in the majors with Tampa Bay. The 12-time All-Star who once forced his way out of Boston and twice was suspended for testing positive for banned drugs said before the game he was “so happy to get a chance to play the game I love.” “We all do a lot of things when we are young, but if you can make it through the fire, you are changed, made better and ready for anything else,” said Ramirez, who was sporting much shorter dreadlocks after getting them cut to conform with Texas’ minor league rules.
Montreal Toronto Winnipeg Hamilton
Canadian Football League EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF 1 1 0 2 49 1 1 0 2 55 1 1 0 2 52 0 2 0 0 54
PA 52 58 49 69
WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2
PA 39 60 68 59
Saskatchewan B.C. Calgary Edmonton
PF 75 56 65 48
Ham — TD Gable 1 run (Congi convert) 11:03 Second Quarter Ham — FG Congi 39 8:52 Ham — FG Congi 26 13:44 Third Quarter Edm — TD Charles 13 pass from Reilly (Shaw convert) 7:13 Fourth Quarter Edm — TD Reilly 12 run (Shaw convert) 5:12 Ham — TD Gant 40 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 8:41 Edmonton 16 0 7 7 — 30 Hamilton 7 6 0 7 — 20 Attendance — 12,612 at Guelph, Ont. TEAM STATISTICS Edm Ham First downs 16 18 Yards rushing 177 66 Yards passing 136 229 Total offence 313 295 Team losses 16 41 Net offence 297 254 Passes made-tried 14-22 18-35 Total return yards 174 203 Interceptions-yards by 4-2 0-0 Fumbles-lost 3-1 5-1 Sacks by 4 1 Punts-average 11-39.1 7-42.7 Penalties-yards 15-137 15-120 Time of possession 29:58 30:02
Thursday’s Games Winnipeg 19, Montreal 11 B.C. 24, Toronto 16 Friday’s Game Saskatchewan 36, Calgary 21 Saturday’s Games No games scheduled Sunday’s Game Edmonton 30 Hamilton 20 Thursday, July 11 Saskatchewan at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 12 Calgary at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 Winnipeg at Hamilton, 4:30 p.m. B.C. at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s summary Eskimos 30, Tiger-Cats 20 First Quarter Edm — TD Charles 70 run (Shaw convert) 3:22 Edm — Safety Burris tackled in end zone by Willis 5:34 Edm — TD Stamps 11 pass from Reilly (Shaw convert) 8:19
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Edm: Charles 11-119, Reilly 6-54, White 3-4; Ham: Burris 4-30, Lamar 5-22, Gable 6-14. Receiving — Edm: Coehoorn 2-34, Charles 3-27, McCarty 2-26, Stamps 3-25, Koch 2-16, Sweeney 2-8; Ham: Charbonneau-Campeau 5-63, Grant 4-57, Gant 2-54, Ellingson 2-28, Giguere 3-23, Gable 1-5, Lamar 1-minus-1. Passing — Edm: Reilly 14-22, 136 yards, 2 TDs, 0 ints; Ham: Burris 18-35-229-1-2.
Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF Montreal 17 9 4 4 31 Kansas City 19 8 5 6 26 New York 19 8 7 4 25 Philadelphia 19 7 6 6 29 Houston 18 7 6 5 20 New England 17 6 5 6 21 Columbus 19 6 8 5 23 Chicago 17 6 8 3 19 Toronto 17 2 8 7 17 D.C. 18 2 13 3 8
GA 25 19 24 29 18 14 23 25 24 29
Pt 31 30 28 27 26 24 23 21 13 9
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA Salt Lake 19 10 5 4 29 18 Dallas 18 8 3 7 27 22 Portland 18 7 2 9 28 17 Vancouver 18 8 5 5 29 25 Los Angeles 18 8 7 3 27 22 Colorado 19 7 7 5 23 22 Seattle 16 7 6 3 21 19 San Jose 20 5 9 6 20 32 Chivas USA 18 3 10 5 16 32 Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.
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Sunday’s results Chivas USA 1 Montreal 1 Columbus 1 Portland 0 Kansas City 2 Chicago 1 D.C. at Colorado, Late Dallas at Los Angeles, Late Saturday’s results Vancouver 2 Seattle 0 Houston 1 Philadelphia 0 New England 2 San Jose 0 Friday, July 12 Chivas USA at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 Montreal at New York, 5 p.m. Houston at New England, 5:30 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Salt Lake at Dallas,7 p.m. Seattle at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Portland, 9 p.m. Sunday, July 14 Chicago at Vancouver, 5 p.m.
Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Recalled INF Brock Holt from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned INF Jonathan Diaz to Pawtucket. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Joe Martinez to Columbus. NEW YORK YANKEES—Reinstated SS Eduardo Nunez from the 60-day DL. Placed RHP David Phelps on the 15-day DL. Transferred 1B Mark Teixeira to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERS—Traded INF Alex Liddi to Baltimore for signing slots for international players. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed RHP Clinton Hollon. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Acquired RHP Ricky Nolasco and international signing bonus slot No. 96 for the Miami Marlins for RHP Steven Ames, RHP Josh Wall and RHP Angel Sanchez. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Placed 1B Ryan Howard on the 15-day DL. Called up 1B Darin Ruf from Lehigh Valley (IL). American Association ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released OF Jordan Tripp. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Signed LHP Ryan Lucero. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES—Signed RHP Chris Allen. Atlantic League SUGAR LAND SKEETERS—Announced RHP Jason Bergmann was signed by Kansas City (AL). Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS—Acquired LHP Joe Testa from Amarillo (AA) exchange for future considerations. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Released INF Carlos Willoughby. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed LHP Mike Hanley. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association UTAH JAZZ—Signed G Trey Burke and C Rudy Gobert. Women’s National Basketball Association WASHINGTON MYSTICS—Announced the addition of C Quanitra Hollingsworth. Released F Jessica Moore, who will serve as an assistant to the basketball operations staff upon clearing waivers. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES—Signed D Alexander Sulzer and D Drew Bagnall to one-year contracts. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Signed G Mike McKenna and D Patrick McNeill to one-year contracts. DALLAS STARS—Signed RW Valeri Nichushkin to a three-year, entry-level contract. EDMONTON OILERS—Re-signed F Ryan Jones to a one-year contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with C Jesse Winchester on a one-year contract. Acquired LW Philippe Lefebvre and a 2014 seventh-round draft pick from Montreal for RW George Parros. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed F Stefan Fournier to a three-year contract. Signed F Martin St.-Pierre and F Nick Tarnasky to one-year contracts. Re-signed G Robert Mayer to a two-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES—Signed C Derek Roy to a one-year contract.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Signed D David Kolomatis to a one-year contract. WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with F Jerome Samson, F Andrew Gordon, F John Albert and D Adam Pardy. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Andrew Miller on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Carlos Carrasco to Columbus (IL). Purchased the contract of RHP Preston Guilmet from Columbus. DETROIT TIGERS—Placed LHP Darin Downs on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Evan Reed from Toledo (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Claimed 1B Travis Ishikawa off waivers from Baltimore. Transferred INF Kevin Youkilis to the 60-day DL. Activated RHP Michael Pineda from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Transferred OF Curtis Granderson to the 60-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS—Reinstated RHP Joakim Soria from 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Cory Burns from Round Rock (PCL). Placed DH Lance Berkman placed on 15-day DL and RHP Nick Tepesch on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 6. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Activated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Ryan Reid to Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Placed C Yasmani Grandal on the 60-day DL. Selected C Rene Rivera from Tucson (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Activated RHP Chad Gaudin from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Mike Kickham to Fresno (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Placed LHP Ross Detwiler on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed 1B/OF Austin Gallagher. EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed LHP Jake Wortham. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS—Released LHP Jorge Lugo. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed C Petey Paramore. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed RHP Drew Gay. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Released LHP Ryan Sasaki. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES—Released INF Issael Gonzalez. Signed C Mike Grieco. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Signed RHP Brandon Adkins and RHP Trevor Walch. Released RHP Pat Goelz and LHP Jason Ridenhour. FRONTIER GREYS—Signed RHP Mark Pope. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Signed RHP Seth Webster. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS—Signed C Kelly Olynyk. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Signed LW Matt Beleskey to a two-year contract extension through 2014-15. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Traded D Henrik Tallinder to Buffalo for F Riley Boychuk. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Signed LW Pascal Pelletier.
CALGARY STAMPEDE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Kody Lostroh stayed square on his ride for the full eight minutes to win the bull riding competition at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday. Lostroh scored 89.5 points to win the $5,500 cheque to top the Pool A money earners with $12,500. The Colorado native hadn’t planned on attending the Stampede but a last-minute phone call changed his mind. “I was going to the short round of Greeley’s (Colorado) rodeo on Thursday, and at 11 a.m. they called me and said, ’Hey can you be in Calgary tomorrow?,”’ said Lostroh. “So we rode in Greeley, then jumped in the truck, drove all night, and got here just in time to ride.” World champion bareback rider Kaycee Field won his event with a 90.5-point ride for his first victory of the Stampede after three events. “I had a slow fourth (of July run) and the first few days up here, I’ve been trying to muscle through it a little too much,” said Field, who leads the standings with $10,000. “This horse really helped me out loosen up and have a little more fun, instead of trying to be so serious and strong.” In the tie-down roping, Tuf Cooper and Bradley Bynum finished their runs in just 6.9 seconds to tie for first and win $5,000 each. There was also a tie in steer wrestling. Casey Martin and Wade Sumpter each finished in 3.7 seconds to share $5,000 each. Meanwhile, barrel racer Mary Walker finished first in 17.63 seconds, and in saddle bronc Cody DeMoss won with 89 points. Rylan Geiger of Bracken, Sask., finished third with 87 points and leads the Pool A standings with $14,000.
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Martinique stuns Canada at Gold Cup BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Martinique 1 Canada 0 PASADENA, Calif. — Benito Floro may be wondering what he’s gotten himself in for. With Floro in the stands watching his team for the first time before taking over as head coach next month, Fabrice Reuperne scored in injury time Sunday as tiny Martinique sent Canada to a shocking 1-0 defeat at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Canada, which had largely been outplayed for most of the game but was seconds away from escaping with a point, couldn’t clear a Martinique corner kick in the dying seconds of the match. The ball fell to Reuperne, who unleashed a screaming shot past Canadian goalkeeper Milan Borjan in the first game of the tournament for both countries. Up against a largely inexperienced Canadian team, Reuperne was the oldest player on the field at 37 years old. “I’m at a loss for words here,” said interim head coach Colin Miller, who will be in charge of the team for the duration of the tournament. “But you can’t take that away from Martinique. I thought they did very well. I think we are going through a real transition period. What happened today was not because of what happened over the last week to 10 days. This is a combination of a lot of different things going on for years in Canada.” The loss to a country of just 400,000 is the latest setback for a Canadian program that also failed to advance to final stage of World Cup qualifying for Brazil 2014. The loss was all the more stinging because despite being outplayed over most of the
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Martinique defender Nicolas Zaire, right, beats Canada midfielder Simeon Jackson, left, to the ball in the second half during a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Sunday, in Pasadena, Calif. Martinique won the match 1-0. 90 minutes, Canada nearly escaped with a point. But after surviving repeated scares around their goal, Canada went down on the last kick of the game. “I’m just devastated for our guys that we gave away a poor clearance and we didn’t defend the corner well,” Miller said. “I’m very disappointed but well done to Martinique.” After getting a few early chances in front of the Marti-
nique goal, Canada suddenly found itself on the back foot and looked completely out of sorts as the tiny island nation applied the pressure. Marcus Haber had Canada’s first chance in the 10th minute when he got his head onto a corner kick from Will Johnson. Haber made good contact but Martinique goalkeeper Kevin Olimpa dropped to his left and made the save. Johnson fed in another cor-
ner in the 13th minute that was met by defender Doneil Henry, but his header went wide. Johnson came in with an undisclosed stomach illness and was taken off just after the half. He was given fluids intravenously after the game. After that, Martinique took the play to the Canadians. Frederic Piquionne got past Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette and found Kevin Parse-
main on the left side in the 20th minute, but Borjan came off his line to make the save. “We had an OK game defensively,” said Borjan, who was the only Canadian player available after the game. “I think we played really good but offensively again we didn’t score a goal and you need, in this tournament, to score some goals.” Apart from that save, Borjan had a shaky first half. He chose to punch catchable crosses on two separate occasions and both times Martinique was gifted quality chances. Though it was a tough first half, Borjan saved Canada twice in the first five minutes of the second half with quality saves to keep the game scoreless. After surviving the Martinique onslaught, Canada finally got on the front foot with about 25 minutes remaining. In the 64th minute, Russell Teibert controlled a cross from the left side and hit a shot that was tipped over for a corner. Not long after, Edgar had a high, looping header go off the top of the crossbar and out for a goal kick. The tournament gets much harder for Canada from here. Next up in Group A is a tough match against Mexico on Thursday, while Martinique takes on Panama. “If any Canadian player needs motivating to play against the top country in CONCACAF then there’s something fiercely wrong with them,” said Miller. “So I’m hoping just the fact that it’s a big fixture against Mexico, a powerhouse in CONCACAF, that we have motivation from the guys to pick themselves up.”
McDowell masters emotions to win French Open SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France — Tied with Richard Sterne of South Africa in the final round of the French Open, Graeme McDowell didn’t blink on the back nine. The Northern Irishman made two of his five birdies on the way home to shoot a 4-under 67 Sunday and capture his ninth European Tour title by four strokes. Sterne, by contrast, made three birdies on the front nine before faltering after the turn with three bogeys to hit a 71 and finish runner-up. “Thankfully I’ve managed to learn how to calm my emotions and learn how to respond under pressure, sometimes,” McDowell said. “I’m starting to become very comfortable under pressure.” McDowell won the World MatchPlay Championship in May, but missed the cut in his three following tournaments. That could have given rise to doubt on the tough Albatross course of Le Golf National, which will host the Ryder Cup in 2018, but he put that aside to finish in style. “There was no real panic button,” McDowell said. “It’s been a funny season. Inconsistent, yes. But when it’s been good, it’s been really good.” Graeme Storm of England, the 2007 winner, and Eduardo De La Riva of Spain shot 69s to share third place, five strokes off the pace. McDowell played solidly throughout the tournament, making only four bogeys in four rounds. In fifth place after the second round, the 2010 U.S. Open champion started believing in his chances on Saturday. “The last 12, 13 holes yesterday, I
felt the old juices kind of starting to flow again,” McDowell said. “I hit a lot of quality shots coming in yesterday, and I got a lot of belief from that. You know, if the putter had been a little hotter perhaps I could have got my nose in front a little earlier in this tournament.” McDowell and Sterne entered the final round with a share of the lead and both broke away from the field by making two birdies for a three-shot advantage after five holes. Sterne won the Joburg Open in South Africa and was the runner-up at the Dubai Desert Classic, both in February. “He really hung in there, played some great golf, and I knew it was not going to be an easy day,” McDowell said. “The way he played kind of inspired me to play better, and you know it was a really good battle with him.” McDowell missed short birdie putts on Nos. 6, 11 and 14. But the Northern Irishman could rely on his accurate long game. “That was the key really,” said McDowell, who led the field in hitting greens. “Short game was tricky around this course. The rough was quite sticky and the greens were quite firm and fast. You had to be very careful to leave the ball on the correct side of the pin, and I hit a lot of greens.” Sterne initially got the upper hand when McDowell missed a short par putt on No. 7. But McDowell picked up a shot on No. 10 to draw level with Sterne. He then took sole possession of the lead when the South African sent his tee shot into the thick rough to bogey No. 12. McDowell smiled when he sank a short par putt on No. 16 to increase his
Midnight Aria goes wire to wire to win soggy Queen’s Plate THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Jockey Jesse Campbell took Midnight Aria to the lead to start the $1-million Queen’s Plate on Sunday and Mother Nature made sure he stayed there. The 16-1 longshot went wire-to-wire to capture the first jewel of Canadian thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, holding off determined favourite Up With the Birds for a soggy half-length victory at Woodbine Racetrack. The race was run in light rain following a lengthy downpour that Campbell and winning trainer Nick Gonzalez agreed helped their cause. “I would say so because the track does tend to get a little tighter,” Campbell said following his first career Plate win. “I thought I was going a tick or two slower than what the fractions showed but that was because of the track.
“My horse was so comfortable out there.” Gonzalez added the conditions helped out with getting into an early lead and staying there. “We never got pressed that hard and to the horse’s credit it was very hot and muggy . . . but the horse has very good composure, a good brain and you know, he just did what he’s supposed to do and that’s why we’re standing here.” Governor General David Johnston didn’t escape the wet stuff as it started coming down shortly after he arrived in a Rolls Royce convertible. And the deluge forced the $200,000 Highlander Stakes off the turf and to the polytrack but it had no impact on the Plate, which was run on the synthetic surface. Up With the Birds broke last at the start and was 10th at the three-quarter mile mark. But jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva moved him up to fourth after a mile and
into second down the stretch to challenge Midnight Aria. Da Silva said the weather definitely impacted the race. “Everything opened up for me but another horse (Midnight Aria) got away from me,” he said. “In this rain with his speed, I was really scared of the speed.” The Queen’s Plate victory was the second for Gonzalez, who won in 2010 when Big Red Mike went wire to wire also. Midnight Aria claimed the $600,000 winner’s share with a time of 2:04.72 in the 1 ¼ -mile race. Dynamic Sky finished third, eight lengths back in North American’s oldest continuously run stakes race. The remainder of the field, in order of finish, was: Spring in the Air; Jagger M; His Race to Win; Pyrite Mountain; Nipissing; Kaigun; River Seven; Country Lineman; and Rackman.
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Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland reacts at the eighteenth hole after winning the French Open Golf tournament at Paris National course in Guyancourt, west of Paris, Sunday. McDowell won the French Open shooting a 4-under 67 in the final round to capture his ninth European Tour title. lead to two strokes as Sterne sailed 15 feet past the flag from a chip on the edge of the green to make bogey. “Fifteen and 16 were just kind of those lucky breaks that you need when you win tournaments,” McDowell said. “Fifteen was an average putt which I thought missed and it went in. Sixteen, I still don’t know how that putt went in. It was a right-to-left putt that I was
trying to hit right edge and I felt like I started it left edge, and it managed to go in.” McDowell rode the momentum with a birdie on No. 17 while Sterne missed a four-foot par putt. After clearing the water hazard on the last, McDowell waved to the crowd on his way to the green with victory just about secured.
WOMEN’S SOCCER The Red Deer Renegades continue to impress in the Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League. Despite playing without four starters, the Renegades went on the road to Lethbridge and came home with a 4-2 victory to run their record to 3-1 on the season.
Teagan Donald, youth pickup Robyn MacDonald, Claire Wallace, and Kristi Lem scored for the Renegades, who got a strong performance from Chantel Park, who was in goal for regular Lauren Good. “We called up four youth players to fill in and they contributed
greatly to the team’s performance,” said head coach Ado Sarcevic. “As well, the performance and leadership from the senior players was absolutely fantastic.” The Renegades visit Edmonton Northwest United Saturday and host the Calgary Alliance Sunday at noon at RDC.
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Bucs get big win over Wolfpack BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Shae Demale is proving to be one of the premier strikers in U14 tier II girls’ soccer at the provincial level. Demale led her Red Deer Renegades team to gold at the Mac’s Powerplay Showcase tournament in Spruce Grove, scoring all eight of her team’s goals in a trio of victories, including a 2-0 win in the final over Edmonton Scottish United. She shared some of the spotlight with goaltender Brianna Allred, who allowed just one goal.
THIS WEEK Wednesday
● Junior golf: McLennan Ross Sun Tour at Lacombe, 9 a.m. shotgun start. ● Midget AAA baseball: Okotoks Dawgs White at Red Deer Carstar Braves, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer Razorbacks at Innisfail Indians, 7 p.m.
● Junior golf: CN Future Links Western Championship at Wolf Creek, 7:30 a.m. start. ● Women’s fastball: N.Jensen’s Bandits vs. Snell and Oslund Badgers, U18 Rage vs. Stettler Heat, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Conaco/Phillips Threat vs. Lacombe Physio Shooters, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Parkland baseball: Lacombe Dodgers at Eckville Angels, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout Rays at Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends, doubleheader starting at 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; Printing Place Padres at North Star Sports, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.
● Parkland baseball: Rocky Mountain House Red Dogs at Red Deer Razorbacks, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Innisfail Yetti at Red Deer Renegades, 4:30 p.m., Kinex. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Calgary Chill at Red Deer Rampage, 1 p.m., Kinex. ● Alberta Football League: St. Albert Stars at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 6 p.m., Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park.
● Major women’s soccer: Calgary Alliance at Red Deer Renegades, noon, RDC pitch. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Innisfail Yetti, 1 p.m. ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: St. Albert Crude at Red Deer Rampage, 4:30 p.m., Kinex, ● Junior B tier 1 Bantam AAA baseball: Okotoks Dawgs Black at Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park.
Buccaneers 34 Wolfpack 28 LACOMBE — It took 12 years but the Central Alberta Buccaneers finally got the best of the Calgary Wolfpack. “We finally got that monkey off our back,” said Buccaneers head coach Duane Brown, following a 34-28 victory over the Wolfpack in a highly entertaining Alberta Football League contest at ME Global Athletic Park Saturday. “This was fantastic for the organization, especially mentally. We know we have a good team, but I think mentally this was a huge victory, as we just couldn’t beat them.” Bucs quarterback Byron Stearns agreed. “This was something else for the organization. I’ve only been here a few years, but I know the rivalry. The Wolfpack played great, but we brought our A game and pulled it out . . . it feels good.” The win gave the Bucs a 3-1 record with two league games remaining — Saturday at 6 p.m. at home against St. Albert and July 20 in Grande Prairie. “We’re clearly in the drivers seat when it comes to our destiny and the playoffs,” said Brown. “This was a great effort, and one we needed.” The loss dropped the Wolfpack to 2-3. The Calgary Gators sit on top of the league. The Wolfpack didn’t make things easy on the Buccaneers, but in the end the defence pulled together to stop the potent Calgary offence, led by outstanding quarterback Darryl Leason, three times in the final two
minutes. “We believe we have the top defence in the league and they’ve been stepping up all season and while we got them some points today, they held us in at the end,” said Stearns. “All three aspects of the team came together today,” said Brown. “Everyone came to play, which is fantastic for a coach to see.” The team’s offence was missing the week before as they lost 13-4 to the Gators. “We struggled last week with some dropped passes, so we took it upon ourselves to get better this week,” said Stearns. “There wasn’t dropped passes and our O line was tremendous. I can’t say enough about them. I had time and time and time to sit back in the pocket. It’s easy to sit back there and make reads with that much time.” Stearns connected on 22 of 34 passes for 287 yards and four touchdowns. Former Sylvan Lake Laker quarterback Matt Merkley was outstanding on the outside, grabbing nine passes for 135 yards. While he didn’t record a touchdown he set up the first major with a 71-yard pass and run play to the one. Two plays later Stearns hit running back Jamie Blinkhorn on a two-yard pass for a touchdown to tie the score 7-7. “He (Merkley) made a lot of huge catches for us, but then we got a huge effort from a lot of our younger guys,” said Brown. “Corbin Knip was outstanding on special teams, as were several of the other kids on both sides of the ball. “When we moved to Lacombe from Red Deer we made a concentrated effort
to get the younger kids as they’ll be the future of this team for years to come.” Lindsay Thurber grad Greg Fowler made one of the best defensive plays, knocking down a pass inside his own 10 yard line late in the game, that helped kill a potential winning drive by the Wolfpack. The Wolfpack led 7-0 early as they scored the first time they touched the ball as running back Sean Ahronson went in from the one. But after the Buccaneers tied it they took the lead for good at 14:12 of the second quarter on a 15-yard pass from Stearns to fullback Dylan Vanier. The Bucs added a 27-yard field goal by Tylor Johnson on the final play of the half and led 17-7. The Wolfpack made it 17-14 on a 19-yard pass from Leason to Matt Squires at 2:23 of the third quarter, but Stearns connected with Blinkhorn on a five-yard touchdown pass at 7:40 and then found Corey Pusey on a four-yard strike at 14:27. In the fourth quarter the Wolfpack sandwiched a pair of majors from Ahronson — one on a 13-yard pass from Leason and the second on a four-yard run — around a 19-yard field goal by Johnson. Blinkhorn finished the game with 106 yards rushing on 19 carries while Vanier had 23 on seven tries. “They did a great job of taking some pressure off the passing game,” said Stearns. “I’m not one to sit back and throw 50 times, I need that running game and again our O line was fantastic. They opened up some great holes.” Leason hit on 25 of 45 passes for 312 yards. email@example.com
Rampage bolster lineup for long run BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer TBS Rampage head coach Ron Just felt all along he had the team that could challenge for a provincial title in Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier I Lacrosse League and a berth in the national finals. But he also felt they needed just a bit more depth. He got that at the trade deadline, adding a goaltender from the Crossfield Silvertips and a pair of forwards from Sherwood Park. “There’s not a lot of trading and they tend to be short term as the guys traded stay until the end of the season then return to their club teams,” explained Just following an 8-7 overtime victory over the Edmonton Warriors at the Kinex Sunday. “But it’s something to bolster the lineup for the playoffs. We felt we had a really good team that could challenge for a championship, but adding the three guys gives us a full lineup. They all fit the style we play and could be the difference in the playoffs.” Goaltender Rhett Baldwin was in net Sunday and made a number of outstanding saves late in the third period to allow the Rampage to overcome a 7-5 deficit and force the five-minute sudden death overtime. Arsh Hazrah and Taylor Osterman are the other two additions. The Rampage have eight returnees from last season in Mitch Vellner, Spencer Lee, Troy Klaus, Pearce Just, Jordan Hemstad, Reid Swier, Trey Christensen and Darrian Banack. Cole deGraaf played Junior A last year, but has returned home. The majority of the other players moved up from the junior B tier II ranks but Mark Griffith played midget last season while Mark Hawthorne and Skyler Sargeant played in Ponoka and Brandyn Blain in Innisfail. The rest of the roster consists of Chris Amell, Jordy Potter, Kane Weik, Colton Woytas, Dion Daoust and Jayce Grebinski. “We had a lot of turnover from last year, which took us some time to get going this year, plus we were really shorthanded with some guys not back from university in the States and a couple of injuries,” said Just. “But considering all that
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Red Deer Rampage player Jayce Gebinski fires off a shot while on a breakaway that finds its way into the net on the Edmonton Warriors goalie during lacrosse action at Kinex Arena on Sunday. I’m happy with our record.” The Rampage sits first in the North Division with a 12-5-1 record, one point up on the Edmonton Crude, who they face in their final league game Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at the Kinex. This season is one of the most competitive in years, according to Just. “All the years I’ve been involved this is the most competitive,” he said. “There are four teams in each division that can win at any time. If you’re not into the game and at your best you can lose. But then that’s great as it forces you to be ready, which will only help once you get into the playoffs. We’ve had a lot of tight games this season, and while we’re not always our best,
we’ve been able to find a way to scrape out a win.” Swier, who along with Woytas played in the States, scored the winning goal just 44 seconds into the overtime. In fact he connected with just one second remaining on the shot clock. “A great shot,” said Just. “It took him and Woytas some time to adjust from field lacrosse (in the States) to box, but this weekend Reid found his scoring touch.” Swier also scored the tying goal with 3:31 left in the third period. Klaus and Grebinski added two goals each with Lee and deGraaf connecting once each. The Rampage held a 51-28 edge in shots on goal. The win completed a week-
end sweep by the Rampage, who beat the Okotoks Marauders 19-4 Saturday. Swier had four goals and five assists with Vellner, Griffith and Lee adding three goals each and Woytas, Klaus, who had four helpers, Daoust, deGraaf, Blain and Sargeant potting single markers. Baldwin was in goal. ● The Rampage also host the Calgary Chill Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Kinex . . . The semifinal and final in each division will be a best-of-three and the league final between the two division winners, a best-of-five . . . The national final — the Founder’s Cup — will be held in Winnipeg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Midget AAA Braves have up and down weekend It was an up and down weekend for the Red Deer Carstar Braves in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League action at Great Chief Park. After opening the weekend by beating the Sherwood Park Athletics 10-7 and 6-1 Saturday the Braves lost 6-1 and 18-2 to the Sherwood Park Dukes Sunday. Justin Logan started on the mound for the Braves in the opener against the Athletics, allowing six runs on three hits and seven walks over four innings. Brenden Baker went the final three innings, allowing four runs — one earned — on five hits and three walks. Jesse Kowalchuk had three hits and drove in a pair of runs for the Braves while
Triston Hill had a pair of hits, including a triple, and three RBIs and Levi Moon added a hit and three runs batted in. Taran Oulton also had two hits. Oulton worked 4 1/3 innings of shutout ball in the nightcap against the A’s, allowing three hits and walking seven. Hill went the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits and four walks. Ty Elliott had two hits, including a double, and drove in two runs while Dylan Borman, Moon, who had two doubles, and Logan added two hits each. Mac Guckert took the loss in the opener against the Dukes, allowing three runs, all unearned, on two hits and five walks over two innings. Ian Chevalier went two in-
nings, allowing a run on one hit and one walk, and Braeden Majeski gave up two unearned runs on a hit and three walks over three innings. Moon had a pair of hits. Blake Thomson started the second game against the Dukes and went two innings, allowing 16 runs. Ty Wagar went the final three innings, allowing a pair of unearned runs. The Braves managed six hits. The Braves play in Okotoks Tuesday and return home Wednesday against the Okotoks Dawgs White at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.
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Martin wins ninth stage, Frome keeps yellow jersey TOUR DE FRANCE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGNERES-DE-BIGORRE, France — Left alone and with his teammates far behind, Chris Froome held off repeated attacks to retain the Tour de France lead Sunday as the three-week race left the Pyrenees mountains. Dan Martin of Ireland, a 26-year-old GarminSharp rider, won Stage 9 following a two-man sprint against Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang after they escaped Froome and the other pre-race favourites on the last of five tough climbs along the 168.5-kilometre trek from Saint-Girons to Bagneres-de-Bigorre in southwest France. As the race neared its first rest day Monday, Froome was relieved he was able to quash four attacks by Movistar’s Nairo Quintana on the last climb — la Hourquette d’Ancizan — despite his Sky teammates lagging behind. They were worn out after a strong team effort to help him win the yellow jersey a day earlier. “That was one of the hardest days I’ve ever had on a bike,” Froome said. “I’m really happy with how I came through today ... It’s not easy to follow Quintana in the climbs. He’s a light little Colombian who can fly up hills — so to cover his attacks definitely wasn’t easy.” “But yeah, I was quite ready for more attacks, and I’m quite glad there weren’t,” he said, adding that it was “quite understandable” that his teammates weren’t with him after Saturday’s effort. The Briton ketp an eye on his top rivals to win the title in Paris on July 21, including Spaniard pair Alberto Contador, of the Saxo Bank team, and Alejandro Valverde — one of five Movistar riders in the front bunch of about two dozen riders. The Briton was content to let Martin and Fuglsang go ahead, and fight for the stage win. After a brief
cat-and-mouse game, Martin wheeled around the Dane before the final bend with about 150 metres to go and held on for his first Tour stage win. Martin is the nephew of 1987 Tour champion Stephen Roche and a cousin of fellow cyclist Nicolas Roche. “I was confident in the final stretch because I know I have some speed,” Martin said, adding he was lucky to have Astana’s Fuglsang with him to share the work of holding off the favourites. “I knew I had to be ahead in the last two corners and, when I saw that I was, I knew I could win.” “Luckily I had the legs to finish the job.” They crossed 20 seconds ahead of Froome, twotime Tour winner Contador, and 2011 champion Cadel Evans of Australia, among others. Overall, the top standings didn’t change much, except that Sky rider Richie Porte of Australia tumbled from 2nd place overall to 33rd after finishing nearly 18 minutes behind Martin. Froome’s closest challenger is Valverde, who is 1:25 behind. Contador is sixth overall and trails by 1:51. Martin is eighth, 2:28 back. Froome captured the yellow jersey Saturday by launching a devastating attack in the final climb to win Stage 8, thanks in large part to a strong escort from Sky — including Porte, who was second in that stage. But the fact there were none of his teammates around to help Froome will encourage the other teams that the seemingly unbeatable Sky team may have weaknesses. Tired from their efforts Saturday, the other Sky riders fell back early on and Froome was left to fend for himself. As is required of the yellow jersey holder after each stage, Froome went straight to anti-doping control after the race. This is the first Tour since Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace after he was stripped of his seven Tour titles from 1999-2005 for serial doping. Froome vouched after his win Saturday that he was “100 per cent” clean and was asked on French television after Sunday’s stage if he has ever taken a performance-enhancing product. “No,” Froome said. “I trained for many months to
arrive here in this form.” With temperatures once again well into the 30s C, Froome found himself isolated on the day’s first category 1 ascent up to Col de Mente, where Evans fell 40 seconds behind the yellow jersey group. Then, a breakaway group featuring Canada’s Ryder Hesjedal, Tom Danielson and Pierre Rolland forged ahead. Hesjedal finished the stage 59th to drop into 41st overall. David Veilleux of Cap-Rouge, Que., and Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., are 132nd and 173rd respectively. Froome’s chasing group included Contador, flanked by his Saxo-Tinkoff teammates, while Quintana sat behind Froome. Once they got over Col de Mente, Valverde attacked on the descent and chased after the breakaway group, prompting Froome to go after him. The second tough climb was the day’s longest — about 13 kilometres up the famed Col de Peyresourde — and a new breakaway took the initiative. Hesjedal, last year’s Giro d’Italia winner, and climbing specialist Rolland were still there, joined by Romain Bardet of France and Belgian trio Bart De Clercq, Thomas De Gendt and Jan Bakelants. They were about 40 seconds ahead of Froome’s group at the top of Peyresourde. Quintana’s Movistar teammates drove hard at the front of the 20-man yellow jersey group as they chugged toward the third climb in the blazing sun. Australia’s Simon Clarke joined the leaders as the seven-man breakaway started to up the tempo and then broke away on his own up the Col de Val Louron-Azet — a 7.4-kilometre ascent. Clarke was 1:10 ahead of Froome’s group before he sped down a sharp descent to La Hourquette d’Ancizan — 10 kilometres at 7.5 per cent gradient. Froome, meanwhile, tucked in behind four Movistar riders — with Quintana riding his wheel — for the last few kilometres until the last climb, where the breakaway riders were caught. French President Francois Hollande was among the spectators, protected from the heat in Tour director Christian Prudhomme’s car.
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MONTREAL IMPACT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Impact 1 Chivas 1 MONTREAL — It took a goal from the penalty spot by Patrice Bernier to spare the Montreal Impact from crashing to a second straight defeat at home. The veteran midfielder’s goal in the 80th minute gave the Impact a 1-1 MLS draw with lowly Chivas USA on Sunday night. The Impact (9-4-4) lead the Eastern Conference with 31 points, but are 0-12 in their last three games, including a 4-3 loss to Colorado in their previous home game last week. “It’s not our greatest period, but these things happen,” said Bernier. “We have to refocus, regroup, and find some energy. “We have some tough games coming up and that will be a good challenge.” Eric Avila, recently returned from a trial with Mexican club Guadalajara, scored for Chivas (3-10-4), the last-place team in the Western Conference. Chivas has gone 13 games without a win dating to a 2-1 victory over Vancouver on March 30. On paper, they were easy pickings
for Montreal’s high-powered attack, which leads the league despite having played fewer games than most MLS clubs. But on the field, Chivas played a thorough and patient defensive game while the Impact wasted several good chances. “It’s nice to come back and get a point,” added Bernier. “In the end these little points will count. “But we wasted enough chances that we could have had a two-goal lead. But that’s football.” Chivas opened a three-game road trip with a 0-0 draw in Dallas and will be looking to add more points when they visit Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, who stopped Marco Di Vaio and Felipe Martins on early point-blank chances, sees his team getting stronger under new coach Jose Luis Real. “We knew this would be a tough game and we came prepared and we put in a smart performance,” said Kennedy. “We didn’t leave ourselves too vulnerable. We stayed compact and limited their chances.”
MINOR SOCCER PROVINCIALS Lacombe won a three provincial tier IV rural soccer championships during the weekend. Lacombe downed Whitecourt 5-2 in the boys’ U16 final in Stettler, defeated Vegreville 2-1 in the boys’ U18 division in Lacombe and stopped Stettler 4-1 in the girls’ U18 title game in Stettler. David Luymes and Mark DeWit had two goals each against Whitecourt with Geoffrey Luymes adding a single marker. In pool play Lacombe tied Wetaskiwin 1-1 and beat St. Albert 16-0 and Northwest Peace 10-0. Stettler was eighth in the U16 boys, losing 3-2 to St. Albert. In pool action, Stettler lost 8-3 to Three Hills, 7-1 to Whitecourt and 10-0 to the Vermilion Strikers. Ben Schultz had both goals for Lacombe in the U18 boys final.
Earlier Lacombe downed St. Albert 2-1, SHWP 7-0 and tied Peace River 0-0. They stopped Stettler 3-0 in the semifinals while Vegreville beat Hinton 3-2. Stettler defeated Hinton 4-3 to win bronze with Andrew Kim scoring all four goals. In their pool Stettler downed Morinville 12-0, SHWP 8-2 and lost 3-2 to Hinton. The U18 girls’ final saw Celine DeWit and Sierra Lyons score twice each for Lacombe while Alisha Coules connected for Stettler. In pool action, Lacombe downed Thorsby 9-2, Sherwood Park 5-1 and Edson 6-0. Stettler stopped Carstairs 3-1, Smoky Lake 4-1 and Cold Lake 3-2. Sylvan Lake took bronze in the U14 girls’ competition in Edson, beating Battle River 4-2 with Megan Steenbergen
scoring twice and Bailey Garner and Kamryn Mollins-Selent once each. Sylvan Lake lost 2-1 to Bonnyville in the semifinals. Bonnyville went on to down Edson 2-1 in the final. In their pool, Sylvan edged Sherwood Park 3-2 and the North Strikers 7-6 while Red Deer lost 2-0 to Jasper and 5-0 to Battle River. Red Deer then lost the seventh-place game 3-0 to Carstairs. The U16 girls division in Ponoka, saw the Ponoka Storm take fifth place with a 2-0 win over Lacombe. Earlier Ponoka tied Carstairs 0-0, beat Ardrossan 5-0 and lost 3-1 to Cold Lake. Lacombe lost 8-2 to Thorsby and 4-2 to Hinton and stopped Sherwood Park 3-0. Thorsby edged Carstairs 2-1 in the final.
chance for goalkeeper Kristen Funk of Calgary. The Canucks can still advance to the quarter-finals but will need a big win Tuesday in their Pool B finale against China. Canada will need to leapfrog China in the standings and finish with a good enough goal differential to be one of the top two third-place squads at the end of the opening round. “We’ve talked about the need to come out stronger at the start of each half. We need to be more focused right from the get go,” said head coach Liz Jepsen. “I don’t even want to do the math and figure out the margin of victory we need on Tuesday. We just need to score some goals and win.” Canada also fell to 0-2 in men’s water polo on Sunday as Japan jumped to a quick 6-0 lead and never looked back on its way to a dominating 25-8 win. Devon Thumwood of Calgary, David Lapins of Gatineau, Que., and Nikola Curcija of Calgary all scored two goals in the losing effort. Canada faces Georgia (0-2) on Monday. Athletics made its 2013 FISU Games debut on Sunday as a number of Canadians showed they were in peak form, including Rhiannon Johns of Sault
Ste. Marie, Ont., who finished ninth in the 10,000-metre final with a time of 34:18.46. Many of her teammates qualified for semifinals, most notably national sprinting champion Sam Effah of Calgary, who easily won his first two heats in the 100. In women’s artistic gymnastics, 2012 Olympian Ellie Black of Halifax helped Canada to a seventh-place finish in the team competition and qualified for four individual finals along the way, including the all-around, vault, floor and beam. In badminton, the team competition came to an end with Canada defeating Australia 3-2 and losing 3-1 to Ukraine to finish in 13th place. In diving, the lone Canadian athlete in Kazan, Cody Yano of Edmonton, took 14th place in the semifinals of the three-metre springboard and missed qualifying for the final by two spots. In fencing, Cedric Boutet of Laval, Que., was the most successful Canadian in the men’s sabre, losing 15-10 to Juan Vega de la Torre of Mexico in the round of 64. In women’s epee, Karis Langvand of Red Deer, Alta., was defeated 15-4 by Yiwen Sun of China in the round of 128.
Weidman wins lightweight belt after taking out Silva at UFC 162 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — Chris Weidman sent a shock wave through mixed martial arts, stopping Anderson Silva in the second round of the main event at UFC 162 to become the new middleweight champion on Saturday night. Silva talked, taunted and dared Weidman to engage him. When the champion lowered his hands early in the second round, Weidman caught him with a short left that sent the MMA star to the mat. Weidman pounced and landed a few more shots that forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight at 1:18. “I felt destined for this,” Weidman said. “It was far-fetched, but I imagined it so many times before in my head.” The win put an end to Silva’s nearly seven-year reign atop the UFC middleweight division and
his 17-fight win streak. “I worked for this fight, Chris Weidman is the best now. He is the champion,” Silva said. “I’ve had the belt for a long time. I’m tired.” The former champion fell to 33-5 with the loss. “(Silva) was an idol of mine. I didn’t want to mention it in the camp,” said Weidman (10-0), who earned knockout of the night award. “I looked up to him for many years.” In the co-main event in front of a capacity crowd at the MGM Grand
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KAZAN, Russia — Brady Heslip scored 22 points to lead Canada’s men’s basketball team to a 84-69 win over Sweden in its debut at the 27th Summer Universiade on Sunday. Heslip, a guard from Burlington, Ont., scored 15 of his points from beyond the arc. Six-foot-nine forward Dwight Powell of Toronto added 16 points, including nine in the second quarter to give Canada a 43-25 lead at halftime. Kevin Pangos of Holland Landing, Ont., also reached double figures, scoring 10 points. Heslip said that the team’s recent nine-game tour through China — where they went 9-0 against China, the United States and Latvia — had them feeling comfortable. “The whole three weeks that we spent together before this makes it easier,” Heslip said. “The guys do a great job of finding me... I’m just there to knock down shots.” Throughout the game, Canada featured consistent lineups, balancing the minutes across three groups. “We’re trying to develop players and we need to give them an opportunity to
play and be on the court for five minute segments,” head coach Jay Triano said. “We also think that one of our advantages could be to wear teams down. “We’ve got some depth in our country as far as basketball is concerned.” Canada will continue pool play Monday when they tip off against the United Arab Emirates (0-1). In men’s volleyball, outside hitters Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., and Nicholas Hoag of Sherbrooke, Que., combined for 29 kills in a 3-1 (2125, 28-26, 25-22, 25-17) victory over Mexico. With the win, the Canadians improved to 2-0 in Group D competition. They will go for three wins in as many days when they face Chile (0-1) on Monday. “Mexico was pretty small and picked up a lot of balls on defence,” said Marshall, who led the way defensively for Canada with 13 digs. “They had a lot of energy and made us earn a lot of points. It was good for us to see that challenge to prepare for later in the tournament.” In women’s soccer, Canada dropped to 0-2 in pool play after losing 1-0 to Ireland. Sara Lawlor scored the gamewinner on a low shot that left no
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NEW YORK — The minions of Despicable Me 2 ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western The Lone Ranger in the dust. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over the weekend and $142.1 million across the five-day holiday window. Gore Verbinski’s reimagining of the iconic lawman bombed for the Walt Disney Co., opening with just $29.4 million over the weekend, and a disappointing $48.9 million since Wednesday. Made by the same team that created the lucrative Disney franchise Pirates of the Caribbean (the four film series that grossed $3.7 billion worldwide) the Western
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BIRSE William James (Bill) William James (Bill) Birse completed his journey on this earth and gently went home to his Maker on July 4, 2013, at the age of 64 years. Bill can be best described as a visionary filled with optimism. For his family he had great love and always saw the potential and abilities of his children and grandchildren. He did everything he could to encourage and help them in life. They brought him great joy. In his personal life and community work, his creative abilities allowed him to envision what could be and to work hard to make it a reality. He truly believed that God’s guiding hand led the way through his life showing him the path in every challenge. He often said he considered his years with cancer a gift, making him a better person. Through his art work, writings, plays and gentle words, he encouraged many others. Bill will be greatly missed but his love for us all will always remain in our hearts. We know he is with God and free from all pain and suffering and this is a huge comfort to us. Bill was predeceased by his father, Archie and father and mother-in-love; Al and Ada. Always grateful and keeping him close in our hearts are his wife, best friend and teammate of over 43 years, Sandee, son, Ryan, daughter - i n - l o v e , Ta r a , t r e a s u r e d grandchildren; Tyler Anne a n d M a t t h e w, d a u g h t e r, W i l l o w, h i s m o m , B e t t y, sister, Peggy, brother, Ian (Laura), his nephews; Chris (Mercy), Kevin (Casey) and their children and Colin as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many dearly loved friends. Thanks be to God for all of you. A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at Deer Park Alliance Church, 2960 39 Street, Red Deer, on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6 or to the Deer Park Church Benevolent Fund. 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
DURAND Leona (Lee) June 9, 1935 - July 4, 2013 Lee passed away in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, July 4, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. Lee is survived by Don, her husband of 58 years; Son Leon (Joanne), granddaughter Naomi (Brent Spendiff), great-granddaughter Lyla; daughter Laurie (Carl Mechefske), granddaughter Carla (Thomas Cox), greatgrandson Hayden; grandson C u r t i s ( Ly n d s a y ) , g r e a t Granddaughter Kylie Lee; Son Lyndon (Cindy), grandson Trenton, granddaughter Cammi; son Layne (Janice) granddaughters Sydney and Savannah; Daughter Lana (Don Stenhouse), granddaughter Sara, Grandson Cody. She was predeceased by Travis Durand her beloved grandson, Parents Frank and Marien Wagner, brothers Ben and Vic, sisters Ursula and Freda. She is survived by Sisters Ann (Gene) Sangster, Cec Kirkpatrick and Mat (Bob) Neilson. Lee was a very devoted mother to five children while following Don around the world in the oil patch. This included living in the USA, Australia and traveling in the Far East to Borneo, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Panang and Singapore. Her early years in Mankota, Saskatchewan saw her as a semi-driver for her dad’s transport company. It was there that she met and married Don. During the next 58 years, Lee traveled extensively and saw many places. In 1972 they decided to buy a summer resort on Pine Lake. At that time, it was named “Leisure Campgrounds Ltd.” The next 19 years of expansion and building saw it grow from 75 RV sites to 365. Through these years of hard work, Lee became a second mother to dozens of teenage staff, boys and girls who referred to her affectionately as Mrs. “D” and do to this day. A Memorial Service will be held at the Crossroads Church, west of Highway 2 off of the 32nd street overpass, on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Lee’s family would like to thank the staff of the Red Deer Hospice for the excellent care that she received. Donations in Lee’s memory may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6, www.reddeerhospice.com. 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
NEWMAN Marie Elizabeth (nee McLeod) 1927, May 13 - 2013, July 02 Marie, beloved wife and traveling companion of nearly sixty years, left this life to continue her adventures and explorations on a higher level. Marie was born to William J. McLeod and his wife, Elizabeth Greig, in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She is survived by her husband Patrick (Lacombe, AB), her brother Dr. Alistair McLeod (Vancouver, BC), and her sister-in-law, Alvina Androchow (Edmonton, AB). Marie’s childhood and early schooling were in Moosomin, Sask., before the family moved to Edmonton in 1940. She graduated from Strathcona High School and earned a teaching certificate from the University of Alberta. From there Marie began her career as a teacher in a log school in Crooked Creek, northern Alberta, and later moved south to take a position in Lacombe, AB. It was here in 1951 that she met Patrick Newman and in 1953 they were married in Edmonton. To Marie’s regret, there were no children, but she transferred her maternal instincts to her students and became a dedicated teacher. Marie and her husband travelled extensively. After four years, during which they spent time in Sept Isles, Q u e b e c , M a n c h e s t e r, England, Tehran, Iran, and in world-wide travel, they returned to Edmonton where Marie completed her Bachelor of Education degree. Later, Marie lived for extended periods in Montreal, Tontonto, Reno, U.S.A., Lima, Peru, and finally in Rosedale Valley, AB. In each of these locations, Marie found herself either teaching or working as a medical secretary. Her experience ranged from the log school house to an urban charm school. At various times, she was a valued member of the staff of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish schools where her skill as an English teacher was greatly valued. As a medical secretary, she was particularly helpful to medical professionals whose first language was not English, but who had valuable research information to publish. Aside from English, Marie had an interest in other languages, and could, to some degree, speak French, Spanish, and Pharsi. Further interests included drama, both as performer and director (most recently as a member of the Vintage Players in Reno) and a love of people, parties, and Scottish Country Dancing. She will be sorely missed. The Family would like to thank the Lacombe Action Group, and the staff of Heartland Manor for their loving and competent care of Marie at the end of her earthly Journey. A private celebration of her life will be held later.
Obituaries TONNESON Jessie Mrs. Jessie Ella (Yardley) Tonneson passed away at the Northcott Lodge in Ponoka, AB on July 1, 2013 at the age of 82 years. Jessie is lovingly remembered by her son Curtis (Lorraine) Tonneson, five daughters: Pam (Art) Randall, Wendy (Glen) Flewelling, Darlene (Dave Wilson), Joanne, Susan (Doug) Crawford; 17 grandc h i l d r e n : Ta m m y, C l i n t , Coyne (Melanie), Jessie J, Heather, Tyrel (Carla), Tel, Gina, Mandy, Jasmin, Lindy, Josie, Haylie, Britni, and Meg; 10 great grandchildren: Emma, Tori, Walker, Cooper, Tade, Trace, Oakley, Colton, Jake, and Nattalie. She is also remembered by one brother Dave (Vera) Yardley and numerous nieces and nephews. Jessie is predeceased by her parents Frank a n d E l s i e Ya r d l e y, h e r husband Curtis Larry of 52 years, sister Irene (Wes) Cline, her grandson Keith Randall, numerous aunts, uncles, in-laws and nephews. Jessie was born in Calgary, AB on October 6, 1930 at the Grace Hospital. She went to elementary school in Calgary, grade 5 in Sundre, then back to Calgary for grades 6 through 9. In 1945-6 she worked at the White Spot in downtown Calgary as a waitress. Then she worked at the White Dot on 9th Ave as a waitress for two years. Next she worked at Clennans Coffee Shop on 8th Ave W. Her wage was $15/week. She started out as a waitress, then to grill cook, head cook, head waitress, and back to cook. This restaurant sat about 100 people and as cook, Jessie could remember all the orders as they yelled them in for her, as well as the other cooks. Jessie married Curtis Larry Tonneson in March 1950 and they honeymooned in Banff. Soon followed were Curtis, Pamela, Wendy and Darlene. They moved to the Clive district in 1964 and the family was complete with the arrival of Joanne and Susan. Jessie was a successful entrepreneur operating the A&W drive-in in Ponoka, Catering, as a cook for Jomacks in northern Alberta, and managing the kitchen in the Lacombe Auction Market where everyone respectfully enjoyed her burgers, coffee and delicious pie every week. She was an instrumental volunteer with the Tees Agricultural Society, the 50+ Seniors Group, and the Tees UCW cooking for the famous turkey suppers that were held for many years. Hummingbirds, gardening, swimming, delicious baking, horses, watching the pacer races, and looking after her many fowl were some of her passions. Jessie’s family was most important to her and she insisted on feeding everyone at every visit. She was the instigator in most of the family water fights. We invite you to a casual gathering (evening tea) to celebrate Jessie’s life at the Tees Community Hall on July 16th from 7-9 PM. A family Interment service will be held at a later date. To express condolences to Jessie’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
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1996 HESTON 565A Baler Low usage, new belts & serviced. Shedded, field STAND up lamp, gold plat- ready w/operator manual ed; matching table lamps & computer console. $50 obo 403-347-0104 $11,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 WANTED 2011 MASSEY FERGUSON Antiques, furniture and 1359, 9’ Disc Bine. Like new. estates. 342-2514 Please call Debbie 7 cutting discs, field ready. WHITE desk lamp $2; 2 With operator manuals. at 403-314-4307 tier white stand on castors $15,000. 403-845-3501 $4; 5 tea towels $3; 5 REG COX FEEDMIXERS or 403-844-1954 kitchen towel $3, 8” glass Req’s In Service Shop, 5 WHEEL RAKE, round casserole dish lid exp’d with farm equipment independent hydraulic $3; Corelle dishes, 6 large and the ability to weld. arms & height adjustment, dinner plates $1.25/ea; 8 Apply fax 403-341-5622 $4000. 403-845-3501 sandwich plates $1/ea; 5 RESIDENTIAL APT or 403-844-1954 soup bowls .75 cents ea., MANAGER 3 blue mugs .75 cents/ea, MACDON 5000 Hay Bine 23 suite apt. complex. 8” serving bowl $3; single 12’ hrydo-swing. Live-in role. Responsibilities cup coffee maker w/mug 403-347-5431 incl. cleaning, maintenance, $5; 3 small glass bowls $2; yard care, administration. 3 small metal bowls $2; Fax to 403-346-5786 3 pots w/lids, $3 & $2; Horses dishrack spacesaver $1 403-340-1120 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally Stereos in Lacombe weekly. TV's, VCRs 403-651-5912
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Sombre procession for fallen firefighters BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time on Sunday, their bodies travelling in individual white hearses in a sombre caravan for 125 miles through Arizona cities and towns. The nearly five-hour-long procession began near the state capitol in Phoenix, went through the town where the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed and ended in the mountain community of Prescott, where they lived and will be laid to rest this week. Thousands of people from across the state and beyond stood patiently in triple-digit temperatures in Phoenix, lined highways and overpasses along the route, and flooded the roads of downtown Prescott to pay their respect to the 19, whose deaths are the greatest loss of life for firefighters since 9-11. They included fellow firefighters, the men’s family members, complete strangers and residents of Yarnell, the small town they died trying to save. Those along the procession cried, they saluted, they held their hands over their hearts. “It’s overwhelming to watch this slow procession of 19 hearses,” said a tearful Bill Morse, a Flagstaff fire captain who has been stationed in Prescott for a week helping Prescott fire deal with the tragedy. “The ceremonious air of it all. It’s heartbreaking.” In downtown Prescott, a buslting and sometimesrowdy area filled with bars and other businesses known as Whiskey Row grew eerily quiet as the hearses drove by, essentially stopping all activity for several minutes. “You’ve got this tragic event that happened, you’ve got 19 hearses driving by,” said 26-year-old Jay Averitt of Prescott. “It puts reality in check. “It was an honour to be able to watch it,” Averitt said.
Many along the route carried American flags and signs that read, “Courageous, selfless, fearless, beloved,” ”Yarnell remembers“ and simply, ”Heroes.“ Motorcycle escorts, honour guard members, and firefighting trucks accompanied the 19 hearses along the route. In both Phoenix and Prescott, the procession drove under giant American flags hoisted above the street with the raised ladders of two firefighter trucks. Bagpipes played as crowds were hushed silent by the enormity of the loss. A red and white DC-3 airplane used for wildland firefighting released long purple and pink ribbons overhead with each firefighter’s name on them; the ribbons drifted slowly down to the earth just before the hearses came to a stop outside the Yavapai County Medical Examiner’s Office. Inside each hearse were the American flags that were draped over the men’s bodies at the site of their deaths in Yarnell. The flags have been with them since and will be until they’re buried. After that, the flags will be given to their families. Family members of the firefighters watched the procession in private, away from the public and members of the media, as it passed by a massive makeshift memorial outside the fire station where the men were based in Prescott. The memorial includes hundreds of personal messages, pictures of the men, American flags, and variations on the number 19 — 19 water bottles, 19 shovels, 19 toy fire trucks surrounding a stuffed Teddy bear. “When you think about their wives, their families and their kids, it just brings tears to your eyes,” said Lon Reiman of Scottsdale. Reiman, who carried two small American flags in Phoenix as he waited for the procession to begin, said he has several relatives who are firefighters and thought of them once he heard the news of the deaths.
Since their fellow firefighters arrived at the scene where they were killed, the fallen firefighters have not been alone, a tradition among those in the profession in the U.S. “Since they were discovered, they have never been out of the presence of a brother firefighter,” said Paul Bourgeois, a Phoenix-area fire chief who is acting as a spokesman in Prescott for the firefighters’ families. “From the time they were taken to the medical examiner in Phoenix, while they’re at the medical examiner’s office, when they are received in a funeral home — there will always be a brother firefighter on site with them until they are interred. “That’s something people don’t realize. We never leave your side,” he said of the tradition. “It’s a comfort to the survivors, whether they’re families or fellow firefighters.” The firefighters were killed a week ago in the Yarnell Hill fire, sparked by lightning on June 28. Crews were closing in on full containment after the fire destroyed more than 100 homes in Yarnell and burned about 13 square miles. The town remained evacuated but residents were expected to be allowed to return home on Monday. The crew of Hotshots was working to build a fire line between the blaze and Yarnell when erratic winds suddenly shifted the fire’s direction, causing it to hook around the firefighters and cut off access to a ranch that was to be their safety zone. The highly trained men were in the prime of their lives, and many left behind wives — some pregnant — and small children. An investigation into the tragedy has found only that winds took the firefighters by surprise; more thorough findings will come much later. A memorial service is set for Tuesday in Prescott, and then the men will be laid to rest at funerals throughout the rest of the week.
Aleppo prison shelled, battle rages near ancient city BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIRUT — Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, killing prisoners, a rights group said Sunday, part of a long battle for control of the ancient city. The explosions killed six prisoners, said the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which communicates with a network of activists on the ground. The explosives hit on Friday night, the Observatory said. It was not clear who fired the shells. The Observatory reported about 70 soldiers and fighters were killed on Sunday, as well as 40 civilians, in fighting across Syria. The U.N. estimates some 93,000 people have been killed in the civil war. With government forces stepping up offensives, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood called on the U.S. and Europe to send arms. “Providing the Free Syrian Army and the revolutionary rebels with appropriate arms is more urgent now than at any time in the past,” the movement wrote on social media sites. “We feel cheated and disappointed because the U.S. and Europe have backed out from arming the FSA,” it said. Last month the U.S. decided in principle to provide some weapons to rebel forces, though Western countries are concerned they might land in the hands of extremist Sunni
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PAMPLONA, Spain — Several thousand thrillseekers tested their bravery Sunday by dashing alongside six fighting bulls through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on the first day of the running of the bulls. Despite a large crowd of participants because the run coincided with a weekend, only four people were treated for injuries and no one was gored, officials said. The regional government of Navarra, which is responsible for organizing the annual San Fermin festival, said in a statement that none of the four are seriously injured. A 24-year-old Australian, identified only by the initials J. C., was being treated for bruising, as was a 44-year-old British national. An American citizen identified only as C.S. was also receiving treatment for a minor injury. A 36-yearold native of Pamplona with a minor injury was the only remaining in the hospital by mid-afternoon. There was a moment of tension as the last bull of the pack became disoriented and turned around to look back at runners, but it eventually entered the bullring without charging at anyone.
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gesting the towns’ populations of some 40,000 Shiites could be targeted. The fighting underscores the growing sectarian nature of the two-year uprising against Assad’s regime. It began as peaceful protests but turned into an armed rebellion after a brutal government crackdown. It has since taken on regional dimensions, with Hezbollah fighters joining Assad’s forces. Foreign Sunni fighters have joined predominantly Sunni Syrian rebels who are formed in bands ranging from secular to hard-line Islamists. At home, Assad draws support largely from Syria’s minorities, including fellow Alawites — followers of an offshoot of Shiite Islam — as well as Christians, Shiites and Sunnis who fear the hard-line rebels. In recent weeks, Assad’s forces, bolstered by Hezbollah fighters, have pushed back to seize rebel-held areas in several parts of Syria.
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Muslims fighting with the rebels. The forces include an al-Qaidalinked group which has been fighting for weeks to seize control of the prison in Aleppo, besieging it. The Observatory estimated some 120 prisoners have died in the jail since April from fighting, illness and executions. Syria’s state run news agency SANA said “a number” of rebels were killed in the shelling but did not give an exact number. Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, is near the border with Turkey. Many of its ancient monuments and its marketplace, once a magnet for tourists, have been destroyed in fighting. Rebels and government forces also clashed near the Shiite towns of Nubul and Zahra in Aleppo province, the Observatory and pro-rebel activists reported. The towns have been besieged since at least May by hard-line Sunni rebels seeking to dislodge their enemies. The Observatory said fighting killed three regime troops, including one foreigner, code for a fighter from the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah. Rebels claim that Assad’s forces and Hezbollah fighters are in the two towns. A hard-line Sunni brigade warned last week it would punish Shiites for harbouring the forces, sug-
In the central Syrian city of Homs, Assad’s forces fired mortar shells from a stronghold of buildings on the edge of the rebel-held area of Khaldiyeh, trying to flush out fighters, said two activists. Explosions could be heard as they spoke via Skype. The shells were exploding in the densely-built area surrounding the 13th-century mosque of Khalid Ibn alWalid, famous for its nine domes and two minarets, said a Homs-based activist identified as Nedal. He said parts of the wall surrounding the historic complex were blown away. Other parts were damaged in previous rounds of fighting. Khaldiyeh-based activist Abu Bilal said fighters were low on weapons. He said the international community, despite promises to arm rebels, had left them hanging in Homs. “They have sold Homs to the enemy,” he complained. The U.N. warns the some 4,500 residents in besieged, rebel-held areas of Homs face a humanitarian catastrophe.
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After night in shelter grandparents blame kids for parents’ fights
Dear Annie: I am 15 and the oldest of all of his patients as “dear,” regardless of four boys. During one of many fights be- age or gender. He probably has no idea tween my parents, my mom left the house that anyone finds it offensive. You need with my brothers and me, and we spent the to speak up. The next time he does this, night at a shelter. simply say, “I’d prefer that you call me Our grandparents told our father that we ‘Miss Smith,’” or however you want him to have no values because we went with our address you. You may need to do this more mom. They say we are old enough to know than once, but we assure you, he’ll eventubetter. This makes us feel guilty about the ally get the message. fights. Now my grandparents refuse to see Dear Annie: The letter from “New Yorkus even for our birthdays, because they say er” really touched a nerve. When he was we are not loyal to the family and don’t de- 11 years old, he made an insulting comserve them. ment to his sister’s friend, and Annie, we are losing our famhis mother keeps bringing it up ily and our grandparents all year after year. He’s now 35. at once. Our school guidance When I was 10, my 5-year-old counselor tells us it’s not our neighbor stole some silver coins fault, but we feel like outcasts. and blamed me. Everyone beWe are no longer invited to any lieved him, including my family. family events with our cousins. The police were called, and my We feel abandoned. - Scared in family had to replace the coins. Massachusetts In the 33 years since, the boy Dear Scared: Your grandparadmitted to the theft, and both ents don’t know how to fix the he and his brother apologized situation with your parents, so to me. It doesn’t seem to matter they take their frustrations out to my family, though. I became a on you. You are an easy target New York state trooper, serving MITCHELL and can’t fight back. Shame on honorably and earning many them. commendations, awards and & SUGAR If you have other family community accolades. But many members who are not part of family members still bring up this manipulative blackmail, this theft and act like I did it. please get closer to them. OtherMy grandmother is in a nurswise, “family” can mean many ing home. My brother gave her things -- including good friends, teachers, his old TV, but she didn’t want it, so he neighbors and others who take an interest took it back. My aunt saw it was missing in your life and are good influences. Lean and said, “Jane probably took it. She likes on them. And continue to talk to your guid- to steal.” This type of thing bothers me to ance counselor, who obviously understands no end, but I realize I will never be able to the problem and can help. change these attitudes. Dear Annie: I am a working professional My response varies upon my mood, but woman in my 50s. For some reason, my den- my favorite was my reply to my aunt about tist, a man in his 30s, calls me “dear.” The the stolen TV: “I thought you knew I had first time he did this, I was mortified and to steal to support my drug habit.” Her didn’t know how to respond to such a con- shocked expression was priceless. - Notdescending remark. I like my dentist. He’s Guilty Jane otherwise a competent professional. How Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchdo I respond in an appropriate way to this ell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the inappropriate manner of addressing me? - Ann Landers column. Please email your quesNeed To Know in Saskatoon tions to email@example.com, or write Dear Saskatoon: Let’s give him the ben- to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, efit of the doubt and assume he addresses 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama sits in his ceremonial chair as he gives a religious talk at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, Monday, July 1, 2013. The two-day talk was organized on request from a Buddhist group in Vietnam.
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