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Criminal probe launched FIFTEEN DECLARED DEAD, ABOUT 35 MORE STILL MISSING IN LAC-MEGANTIC BY PAOLA LORIGGIO THE CANADIAN PRESS LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — Police say they’re treating the Lac-Megantic disaster area as a “crime scene” and they could lay charges in connection with a tragedy that has killed 15 people and left dozens missing.

CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS A2 MORE ON THE LAC-MEGANTIC DISASTER A7 Quebec provincial police Insp. Michel Forget revealed that police are not leaning towards terrorism as a hypothesis, but are more likely exploring the possibility of criminal negligence. The result is that the downtown core of Lac-Me-

gantic falls within a security perimeter and trespassers could be charged with obstructing justice if they venture into what police are calling “the red zone.” Rail-company officials and residents who want to access the site, perhaps to retrieve personal belongings, will have to get a police escort.

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Colton Anderson, 10, of Blackfalds reacts to the cold temperature of the waterfall at Discovery Canyon Park on Tuesday afternoon after being out in the sun. The park was popular with many families, especially in what felt like 28-degree weather.

Ottawa plants seed for future barley research BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR LACOMBE — The number of acres seeded to barley in Alberta lags well behind those dedicated to canola or wheat. But those gaps could narrow in the future, thanks to an $8-million commitment to barley research by the federal government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz used the Lacombe Research Centre as a backdrop for the funding announcement on Tuesday. He said the money will be used to develop crop production practices that will help barley farmers reduce costs and maximize profits. Specifically, it will fund some 28 projects under the Alberta Barley Commission’s “barley research cluster.” “A good part of the cluster’s work will happen right here at Lacombe, with the two lead scientists here,” said Ritz. Research will also take place at other Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada centres, as well as at universities and other facilities.


FEDS BREW INTO BARLEY B1 “The clusters have been a very successful model for a number of other commodities over the past couple of years,” said Ritz. “They bring scientists, universities and industry together to set the research priorities that will move the industry forward.” Alberta Barley Commission chairman Matt Sawyer stressed the significance of the federal money, which will come over a five-year period. “This is a game-changer for the future of barley,” said Sawyer, who farms near Acme. “This $8 million in AgriInnovation Program money is exactly the shot in the arm that barley research needs in Canada.” John O’Donovan, a research scientist at the Lacombe Research Centre who specializes in agronomy, agreed that the funding will make a difference in the work he and his colleagues perform. “We’ll be conducting a number of experiments that we wouldn’t have been able to conduct if we didn’t have this funding.”



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Bob and Margaret Stevenson weren’t happy this week to learn that AltaLink had stuck to its plan to build a power line across from their West Park home. While they suspect their concerns will fall on deaf ears, they don’t plan to give up their battle to get AltaLink to reconsider a small piece of its preferred route for a line being built as part of a 71-km overhaul of the line from Benalto through Red Deer to Nova Chemicals at Joffre. A third stage of the project would see three new substations built in Ponoka, Innisfail and Didsbury and 15 km of new line in Lacombe among other improvements. Near the Stevensons’ Wiltshire Boulevard home, a small jog in the line is planned taking it through a treed area nearby. “Of course we weren’t happy,” said Margaret on Tuesday. “Three of the neighbours have been meeting together and met with AltaLink and gave them alternate proposals, which they rejected.” The Stevensons don’t want to see trees removed and fear it will hurt property values, said Bob. “Of course that’s why everybody gets up in arms. They don’t want anything in their own backyard.” Although they expect AltaLink’s application will be a “done deal” the couple plan to voice their opposition to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC), which has just received the company’s application. “We’re going to take the process as far as we can,” said Bob. AltaLink spokesman Peter Brodsky said the company had to move off the existing right-of-way for a stretch near the Stevensons because sometime during the 1970s a home and garage were built underneath the line. “We certainly weren’t going to build a new transmission line over an existing residence,” said Brodsky. When choosing a route, AltaLink considers residents’ wishes, cost, environmental impact among other factors. “Together we take all those factors and choose what we consider the preferred route. Our preferred route doesn’t always reflect the exact desires of the people we consult.” In the Pines neighbourhood, the north-south section of line in that area will run along the existing right-of-way, although some residents had hoped it could be moved closer to Riverside Drive. That option would have involved additional cost and more tree cutting, but remains as an alternate route, said Brodsky. It will be up to the AUC to make the final decision on which routes are approved. AUC spokesman Jim Law said the application has been received but is not yet been considered complete. Once it has, the commission will advertise the application and hold a public information session to explain the process and options for comment for affected landowners. A public hearing will likely be called if there are unresolved issues. If approved, construction could begin on the project in mid-2014 and would be completed about 14 months later.





A northern Alberta Indian band says a mysterious oily sheen on the Athabasca River appears to be spreading and is lapping at the shores of Fort Chipewyan. A7

Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios shared the spotlight Tuesday by headlining the 2013 class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. B4

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DISASTER: TSB performing its own investigation “There is potential evidence there (at the site) that could eventually lead to criminal charges being laid,” Forget told reporters. ”When we start criminal investigations, we do recuperate different elements. I won’t speculate on the elements we have recovered because they will be secret. “But there are pieces that might lead us to believe that there are certain facts that might come to criminal acts.” He said 200 officers were on the scene investigating. However, he did not say whether the investigation was for potential crimes committed at the explosion site or farther up the rail line. The official death toll in the train disaster climbed as two more bodies were pulled Tuesday from the scorched area. With about another 35 other people still missing, residents expect the grim news to continue. The railway company is expected to step up its presence in the area Wednesday, with the arrival of a president whose absence so far has drawn public wrath. His company’s lost oil cargo has polluted the nearby Chaudiere River, where about 100,000 litres of oil have spilled — although authorities are confident that the damage can be contained. Some criticism has also been directed at the federal government, with some veiled warnings from the Quebec government. Transport Minister Denis Lebel was publicly corrected by his own department Tuesday. Lebel had stated that the accidented train had just had its locomotives inspected; his department revealed in a statement Tuesday that the minister was given poor information, and it was just the cargo wagons that were inspected. The national Transportation Safety Board is performing its own investigation. The TSB said Tuesday that authorities were never alerted to the fact that a runaway train was on its way to levelling part of the small town. Rail dispatchers had no chance to intervene during the fateful 18-minute journey because they didn’t know it was happening, TSB investigator Donald Ross told a news conference. “There were no signals nor track circuits, so the rail-traffic controller had no — and would have had no — indication that there had been a runaway train,” he said. Such systems are in place on busi-


The downtown core lies in ruins Monday in Lac-Megantic, Que., in a Surete du Quebec handout photo made available Tuesday. Fifteen people are confirmed dead and 35 more are listed as missing after a train derailed ignited tanker cars carrying crude oil.

CHRONOLOGY OF THE DISASTER An unattended train rolled down an incline into Lac-Megantic, Que., on July 6, exploding into fireballs and killing at least 15 and leaving 35 missing. Here is a timeline of some key events leading up to the accident: 11 p.m. ET (July 5) — Eastbound train with five locomotive units and 72 t ank cars carrying crude oil stops at Nantes, Que. The train is operated by the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway. 11:50 p.m. — A fire in a parked locomotive is reported to the rail-traffic controller. Firefighters and an employee of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway — not the engineer — arrive on site. The engineer had retired for the night. Midnight — The fire is extinguished and the engine is shut down. The Transportation Safety Board at a news conference Tuesday would not say who shut down the engine or who was last inside the train, key points as the rail company has said the shut down “may have resulted in the release of air brakes on the locomotive that was holding the train in place.” Nantes fire department has said itit sshu hutt of hu offf th the e en engi g ne iin gi n or orde derr to ffig de ig ght tthe he er rail lines including the one linking Montreal and Quebec City, but not on secondary lines, said TSB manager Ed Belkaloul. A clearer picture of the events leading up to the fatal derailment began to emerge Tuesday as board officials gave a bare-bones account of their investigation thus far. But they stressed it’s much too early to say who was responsible for the

blaze, and says that’s the proper proce-dure as spelled out by the railway com-pany. The railway suggested the fire de-partment should have called the engineerr to the scene before leaving. 12:56 a.m. ET (July 6) — After the e fire crew and the employee of the Mon-treal, Maine and Atlantic Railway depart,, the train starts to move. It begins rolling g down the slope away from Nantes and d toward Lac-Megantic about 10 kilometress away. Train picks up considerable speed,, well beyond the normal limit. 1:14 a.m. — Train derails in Lac-Megantic. The locomotive detaches and d continues through town for about a kilo-metre. Residents report a series of explo-sions, with fireballs shooting into the skyy and a wall of flames pounding the town.. The downtown core is eviscerated, with h a bustling bar, the library, and a cher-ished waterside park among the dozenss of structures destroyed. (Based on information from Transpor-tation Safety Board and interviews with h Nantes Fire Department and Montreal,l,, Maine and Atlantic Railway)

security of the train that rolled into Lac-Megantic and exploded into balls of fire. ”We want to know the answer to that question as well,” Ross said. ”We need to do all of our interviews and talk to all of the people before we make sure we’ve got it right. ”It’s very important to know exactly who did what. Who was there? What did they do? Until we’ve had

a chance to interview everybody we need to talk to, we can’t comment on that yet.” The finger-pointing has already begun, with untold financial stakes at play: there are already local rumours of potential lawsuits while various parties speculate about impending compensation. The company that owns the train, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, and fire officials in the nearby town of Nantes have blamed each other as investigators search for causes in the tragedy that has ravaged the close-knit community about 250 kilometres east of Montreal. The fire chief in Nantes has offered an assessment different from the railway’s about who might have been to blame in the hours leading up to the tragedy. Edward Burkhardt, the president and CEO of MMA’s parent company, Rail World, Inc., has suggested the fire crew didn’t do enough — and even suggested the decision to shut off the locomotive to put out a fire earlier in the night might have disabled the brakes. The fire crew, however, says it was simply following procedures set out by the railway itself. Burkhardt is set to visit Lac-Megantic and will likely face tough questions and a fair degree of anger from residents. He told the CBC in an interview that the company has already changed some of its procedures — such as switching crews around LacMegantic and its older rail infrastructure.

NOTABLE RUNAWAY TRAINS Apr. 21, 2010: A passenger train in South Africa carrying dozens of international tourists was stopped at a station in order to be connected to a new locomotive. Before the connection could take place, however, the train accelerated and ran for 19 kilometres before eventually derailing near Pretoria. An investigation later found that that the train’s brake system was faulty. At least three people were killed. Aug. 1, 2007: At least 100 people were killed and 128 injured when a freight train travelling through Benaleka, Democratic R pu Re p bl blic ic o off Co Cong ng go ex expe p ri pe rien ence ced d br brak ake e fa failil-

ure, picked up speed and ultimately derailed on a poorly maintained track. Seven of the train’s 10 cars were overturned, trapping many passengers who had hitched rides on the roofs of the cars.

May 15, 2001: A train departing Toledo, Ohio, began accelerating unexpectedly when an engineer made a mistake while attempting to adjust brake settings. The 47car train, which had hazardous chemicals on board, travelled uncontrolled for nearly two hours before being stopped. There were no fatalities and only one injury reported from the incident, which inspired the 2010 movie “Unstoppable.”

Jan. 31, 2003: A passenger train departing Sydney, Australia, derailed when the driver suffered a heart attack seconds before approaching a sharp curve in the railway tracks. Seven people were killed in the ensuing derailment. Jun. 24, 2002: A passenger train in central Tanzania experienced brake trouble while climbing a hill known as Igandu. The driver made ma de a adj djjus ustm tmen tm ents ts tto o th the e br brak akin ak ing in g syyst stem em,,

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Jan. 27, 1982: Eight cars of an Algerian passenger train became detached from a lo-comotive while en route to Algiers. The carriages rolled down a steep hill and crashed near the town of Bouhalouane, killing 131 p op pe ple o on n bo boar ard. d.

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In politicians, we trust THE CANADIAN ADVANTAGE: GOVERNMENT YOU EXPECT TO BE HONEST Nothing damages the value of your citizenship like the perception of dishonest government. The indignation people express over the ever-lengthening news coverage of senators lining their pockets, or of city mayors resigning their seats over revelations of civic fraud, is not evidence of GREG sickness in our NEIMAN society. Rather, that people get worked up over these things is evidence of health. If Canadians want to keep our system honest and healthy, our first line of defence is a well-paid, professional civil service. When we begin to devalue the people who do the legwork of public service, we begin to devalue the notion of citizenship. Things that societies ought to do out of duty should not become commodities with a cash value, for sale to those who can afford it. Canadians — despite the stories about senators taking money they


shouldn’t, and about mayors being paid off by criminal organizations to build shoddy roads and rotting bridges — may not appreciate the global advantages we have because we actually expect our governments to be honest. No matter how people may roll their eyes at the notion politicians in Canada seek office for idealistic reasons, I suspect many of us really have no idea how lucky we are that we can actually trust our public institutions to act in our interest. No matter how people gripe at the cost of a well-run civil service, we have no notion how much more it costs not to have one. Around the world, honest government is not an expectation. Transparency International is a Berlin-based study group which recently published a global report card on corruption. They interviewed 114,000 people in 100 countries to assess public perception of government honesty. The results are not encouraging. More than half the people in their study said they believe corruption has gotten worse where they live in the last two years. More than one in four people interviewed said they paid a bribe to receive government services in the past year. Imagine the fees we pay for freedom of information requests. They’re already steep enough that major re-

quests can only be made by large, wellfunded groups. But imagine having to add a “fee” to the person behind the counter before he will hand you the envelope with the information you already paid for. It’s common practice around the world, in places where civil service itself is low-paid, but where the jobs are coveted (and sold) for their value in bribery. Canadian drivers would consider it a serious breach to try to blow past a CheckStop. But in many places that’s the smart thing to do. Police in a lot of countries do not stop you to prevent crime, but to shake you down for payment to ignore whatever violation they can imagine they saw. Around the world, people accept corruption with a shrug, says Transparency International. But the world is shrinking. Market values are creeping in to replace civic duty closer and closer to home. Philosopher Michael J. Sandel recently wrote in the Atlantic, describing how public services have been transformed into marketable items. You can pay to upgrade your prison cell in some U.S. states. You can pay — the government, not a poacher — to shoot an endangered black rhino in South Africa. Women here can be paid to be a surrogate mother, although a woman in India will outsource that service for a

third of the price, plus the cost of official bribery for the paperwork. Sandel also questions what happens when nations hire mercenaries to fight their battles, rather than counting on the patriotism of their own people. In countries (mostly poor countries) where this idea has no shock value at all, the cost of corruption keeps them from progress and development. Thus, it pays to be wary when government seeks to devalue its own civil service, and to put market values on things that should not be marketable. A couple of months ago, the Boston Globe reported a Democratic Party directive to newly-elected members of the House of Representatives “to devote at least four hours a day to the tedious task of raising money.” If Canadians ever discovered that their MPs were being told to put that big a chunk of every working day into party fundraising, we’d be outraged. In the U.S., how many people even know this happened, much less care? I see the difference as a sign of health. Staying healthy puts us at a huge global advantage, and is worth the cost of both a trustworthy civil service and of reasonable pay for elected office. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. or email

Quebec’s most unnatural disaster BY ROSIE DIMANNO SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Trains run in our blood, in this country. The historic nation-building of them, the romance of them. A soothing whistle in the nighttime, just on the edge of your dreams, rattling across landscapes rural and urban. For most people it’s a vestigial memory, because we don’t ride the rails much any more — except for those of us who are train fanatics. So the thousands of track kilometres stitching Canada together from coast to coast and tundra to 49th parallel are used primarily for freight. Passenger trains must often stand aside and let them pass over shared trackage. Cargo counts for more than humans. At grade-level railway crossings, motorists watch the rusting behemoths clatter endlessly by, scores of cars coupled together as if without end, the whooshwhoosh-whoosh of flat cars and tank cars, box cars and gondola cars, hoppers and heaters and meatracks. Rarely do we stop to wonder what’s inside: the flammables, the hazardous and poisonous chemicals that roll through residential areas — unlike the beltway lines that tend to circuit a city or a town. Trains are not always so benign. In Ontario, the Mississauga train derailment in 1979 opened a lot of eyes to dangers lurking, coming awfully close, and how colossal catastrophe could hinge on something as small as an improperly lubricated wheel bearing. That one was on the 33rd car of a 106-car Canadian Pacific freight train, creating a “hot box’’ crisis — friction burning right through the axle, wheel-set falling off, and chunks of the train jumping the track close to a suburban intersection. Several tank cars filled with propane burst into flames, the fireball shooting 1,500 up in the sky. But the greater worry was ruptured containers spewing a toxic stew into the air: chlorine and caustic soda. Some 200,000 residents were forced to blow, the largest peacetime evacuation in North America until Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans. By the grace of God, nobody died.

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Tiny Lac-Mégantic, Que., was not so lucky. In the early hours of Saturday morning, Lac-Mégantic was the unluckiest town in the world. A runaway freight train? How can that happen, except in a Hollywood disaster movie, where logic and reality are sacrificed to entertainment? On a beautiful summer night, we are to believe, 73 driverless cars of the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway somehow broke loose on a siding near Nantes, 12 km west of town, and began rolling quietly, unnoticed, down the hill, gathering speed under no power other than gravity, aiming at the heart of an unsuspecting community at the bottom. The brakes and safety system were apparently functional, nothing to worry about, when the engineer had departed just before midnight for a comfortable bed at a local hotel. A replacement was slated to come aboard later during the night. If there were anti-derail safety devices on the track — designed to guide cars off the rails at selected spots, as protection against collisions — they clearly did not work. Heedless, that bulk of metal and — most ruinously, crude oil tankers — escalated towards Lac-Mégantic, hurtling into the downtown district, its locomotive breaking free at some point before the crash, a mere nine metres from the Musi-Café, a popular and Saturday-night crowded bar. Those fortunate to escape the resulting inferno fled on foot, some even jumping into boats that roared off into the waters offshore, beyond the explosions and flames and eye-singing heat. The sky, said residents, turned from black to vivid orange and red — the colours of warning-label danger, still so hellfire hot late Sunday afternoon that firefighters who’d rushed to the scene from as far away as Sherbrooke and Maine, across the border, could approach no closer than 150 metres distant of two fuel cars that remained burning. The guts of Lac-Mégantic have been spilled, reduced to ashes. All those suburban commercial totems — the Dollarama store, the Metro supermarket — businesses and restaurants razed, on the scorched earth of a five-square-km central district. Worst of

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all, besides the five bodies recovered by last night, upwards of 40 people still missing, perhaps “vaporized’’ in the fireball — many of them, it seems, MusiCafé patrons who never saw death coming. If loved ones in Lac-Mégantic haven’t come home yet, they may never be coming home. Bewildered family members have been asked to collect DNA samples and detailed records to assist in identifying remains — yet officials warn there may be precious few remains, the ashes left behind when a deceased is cremated rather than buried. Fire is so violent, so lethal. Many people who’ve never had a close encounter with flames and heat that melts the eyeballs and billowing smoke that chars the lungs don’t understand that. The pleas for information, any sign of a missing person being sought, have spread across social media, Facebook and the like, whereas a dozen years ago, in the stunned aftermath of 9/11, searchers put up photographs and flyers around lower Manhattan. There were only a couple of happy reunions then, survivors pulled miraculously from the rubble. It looks just as gloomy for these victims — in a town with a population of only 6,000. I don’t know if it’s right or wrong for politicians — the premier, the prime minster, the leader of the federal NDP Opposition — to wander into this grievously wounded pyre of a community, to see for themselves. Perhaps their presence will give some small comfort. Nowhere near as much as the Red Cross and volunteers, with 2,000 residents at least temporarily homeless. More crucial is that they use their influence to demand answers as to how such a calamity could have occurred. We’ve seen horrible flooding in this country recently. We understand devastating bushfires and avalanches and ice-storms. But this was no natural disaster; not an act of God nor an act of terrorism, from the information available thus far. Accident or carelessness or simply unfathomable fate — death train and doomed town. Rosie DiManno is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist.

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Newly-planted trees along Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake were damaged by vandals on Canada Day. If you can’t be respectful, perhaps you should stay at home. reation sites, school sites and playgrounds. Pierre Oberg Red Deer

Make a mess in Sylvan and you are not welcome As taxpayers in the community of Sylvan Lake, we value, respect and appreciate the quality of life offered through our beautiful facilities, green spaces, Centennial Park, the recently completed promenade and, of course, the beauty of the lake How disappointing to have this senseless destruction of newly planted trees along Lakeshore Drive, the strewn and abandoned garbage and litter along the shoreline, in the parks and down the streets of our community on Canada Day. Really? If you cannot be respectful as a guest to our community while enjoying and experiencing the beauty of Sylvan Lake, than perhaps you should stay home. Dixie Brann Calgary

Bring on decibel-meter, shut down late-night racers At 1:15 a.m. recently, my wife and I were jarred from sleep by the sound of a vehicle starting at Ross Street and accelerating past Ellenwood. I estimate the RPMs at 8,000-plus and the speed at 175-plus km/h. The noise of the pistons hammering away is shocking. What could the immature and uncivilized driver be thinking? I think I know. ... “There’s no traffic, no cops. It’s dark, I won’t get caught. I need to know what I can make this baby do in the quarter mile ... bragging rights with my buds! I’m a great driver ... I’m 24 and I’ve been driving for a lifetime. “Never been in a serious ‘accident.’ Only a few speeding tickets. Damn cash cow. Nothing can go wrong ... ideal conditions. It’ll be fun to wake the neighbours. And my ego will be so pumped — 5-4-3-2-1 — green means go!” RCMP, bring on the decibel-meter photo radar. Please consider initiating it at Dawson and Ellenwood on 30th Avenue. This is a racetrack for motorcycles, jacked-up pickup trucks and high-performance vehicles. This new enforcement technology will help to keep the thin veneer of civilization on the walls of the cave. Kieran Lang Red Deer

bination of factors, the primary one being the Varroa mite. Banning neonicotinoids is not the answer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating that neonicotinoid residues are not a significant factor in overall bee health decline. That is why, rather than focusing only on one factor, we should be taking a holistic approach to solving this important problem. In Western Canada, more than 20 million acres of canola, the majority of which is treated with a neonicotinoid, is planted and bee health remains strong. If we look at the rest of the world, certain regions that do not use neonicotinoids are experiencing major bee losses while others that make widespread use of these tools have healthy, thriving bee populations. Clearly, there is no reason, then, to draw the conclusion that neonicotinoids are solely to blame for the losses of Ontario beekeepers. It’s important to note that what happened in Oregon was an unfortunate example of misapplication. Banning neonicotinoids is not the answer. There is overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrating that neonicotinoid residues are not a significant factor in overall bee health decline. That is why, rather than focusing only on one factor, we should be taking a holistic approach to solving this important problem. Canada should not follow the lead of Europe by proposing a knee-jerk ban on neonicotinoids. After all, Europe’s current policies have put it the position of being the world’s largest food importer. Let’s instead work collaboratively together to find meaningful, long-term solutions to bee health challenges that will ensure a productive and sustainable agricultural system. Lorne Hepworth President, CropLife Canada Ottawa

Native friendship site makes perfect sense In response to a July 3 letter to the

editor on concerns about the site approved for the aboriginal cultural centre and housing, I believe the writer’s concern about food sources is overlooking the fact that the Parkland Mall Safeway is within reasonable walking distance of the site. Additionally, there is an existing bus route. The proximity of Burger Boy was referred to as being a threat to a “vulnerable population.” The fare at Burger Boy includes many wholesome choices such as salmon with fresh vegetables on wholegrain bun, salad or chili, for example. Staff is very willing to accommodate those with special dietary needs. As for the concern expressed about education, close proximity to an elementary school may not be of major significance. At city council, it was explained that the housing component is intended for short-term stays by those new to the city. It offers those at risk for culture shock a safe place from which to transition to productive life in Red Deer. If a school or college is needed, a bus — or perhaps school bus — could be utilized. The approved site was selected by a joint steering committee as the most appropriate for the cultural community’s gathering space. The Riverlands (former city yards across the river from Bower Ponds), the site preferred by a writer, is quite close to the many distractions of downtown, and has less of the pristine, natural environment considered sacred by the people. City engineers, contract engineers and a local landowner/surveyor say they are confident it is not on a floodplain. Also, the building will not have a basement. Let’s hope the Creator will be able to smile as work progresses on this project to improve the relationship between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in our city. As was said at city council, “There is no ‘them’ and ‘us.’ Rather it is for ‘all of us’.” Alana Lowe Red Deer

Don’t just blame pesticides for decline in bee numbers


The complexity of the issues facing bee health is, unfortunately, too frequently being overlooked in favour of an unjustifiable focus on pesticides. International researchers widely agree that bee health is impacted by a com-


As someone who is familiar with the application and health issues associated with pesticides; having worked for many years on a large agribusiness farm, I was very disappointed to see that the City of Red Deer has decided to use pesticides (specifically 2,4D) “at some of Red Deer’s recreation sites, school sites and playgrounds,” in response to complaints from a few residents “who consider dandelions an eyesore.” It is important to note that in 2010, the Alberta Weed Control Act and Regulations “removed dandelions from the Weed Act and Regulation.” When one considers that the City of Red Deer has been a leader in the area of pesticide reduction and has “reduced its application in public lands by 75 per cent over the past 25 years,” it is disappointing that our city is taking a devastating step backwards. A rapidly growing number of countries (including Norway, Denmark, and Sweden), Canadian provinces (e.g. Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and soon Manitoba) and municipalities (172 in Canada with an additional eight pending) have banned these potentially harmful pesticides and practices in the interests of public health. According to the government of Ontario, a world leader in the area of pesticide reduction and legislation, “The government believes the use of pesticides to control weeds and insects for purely cosmetic reasons presents an unnecessary risk to our families and pets, especially when we can have healthier lawns and gardens without chemicals. We have listened to medical experts — like the Canadian Cancer Society — who have made a convincing case for reducing our exposure to pesticides, particularly children who are generally more susceptible to the potential toxic effects of pesticides.” In Alberta, a 2008 Check Mate poll shows an average of 87 per cent (or nearly nine out of 10 Albertans) support a ban on the use of non-essential pesticides when considering children’s health, the health effects of pets, and the risks to the environment/air quality/ water quality. In a notice of motion dated June 27, 2012, re: dandelions, which was carried at the Aug. 20, 2012, City of Red Deer council meeting, it states: “It should be noted that the increased use of chemicals is not supported in our Environmental Master Plan” and “past best practices have led to the discontinuance of dandelion treatment in the following areas: ... because of concerns related to youth and animal exposure to chemical (in) sports fields, picnic areas, school sites, playgrounds and any neighbourhood green space where a resident has requested no spraying.” It should also be noted, the report was accompanied by only five letters from the public, three of which asked that no pesticides be sprayed in our city’s green spaces. So why with such increasingly global, national, provincial and municipal support to ban such potentially harmful pesticides like 2,4-D for cosmetic purposes, has the City of Red Deer decided to spray? Why is the City of Red Deer spraying a chemical that shows evidence of birth defects and mutation of cells in lab animals (Environment Canada Fact Sheet, Pesticides :2,4- D, MCPA, Dichlorprop, Mecoprop)? Why has the City of Red Deer decided to use a possible human carcinogen and a suspected endocrine disruptor with a half-life between 20 and 200 days (and up to a year in your home if your children or pets track in some of that lingering pesticide dust (Boyd, 2006)(Nishioka, M.G. et al. 1999)? Why has the City of Red Deer decided to use a pesticide that has a “very high mobility in soils” (Cheah, U-B, R.C. Kirkwood, and K-Y. Lum. 1997) and contaminates not only ground water and local river systems, but also potentially the sand beneath the playground equipment after the city washes the pesticide residue off after spraying? Why is the City of Red Deer applying pesticide in the places that we play? Our leaders must protect their citizens. An increasing number of countries, Canadian municipalities and provinces are demonstrating every day that there are equally successful nontoxic methods and programs to control weeds and educate people about the benefits of biologically diverse green spaces. Programs and methods that use a natural approach to weed management through eco-friendly techniques coupled with public education avoid the harmful effects to the environment and human health of using pesticide. We must not allow the vocal minority and esthetic opinion of a few people to affect the overall health of our soil, air, water, plants, animals, citizens and, most importantly, our children and grandchildren; especially when effective and healthy alternatives from places of similar geography and climate have been successfully demonstrated. For these reasons I ask that the mayor and Red Deer city council immediately reverse their decision to apply pesticides to green spaces, rec-




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Education plan too confusing: official answer questions about the criticisms in the auditor general’s report. But in a release he thanked Saher for his findings. “We will use the recommendations to guide us as we improve our operations, while being open and accountable to taxpayers,” Lukaszuk said.

The report said the college’s president and board of governors failed to manage or recognize the risks of such a program. EDMONTON — Alberta’s financial watchdog says It noted people in the international division the government’s push to have the province’s 26 postclaimed more than $325,000 in travel expenses for secondary schools work more closely together to the last three years without proper documentaimprove service and efficiency isn’t well planned or tion. directed. Saher said the division operated indeIn his annual report, auditor general Mer‘THERE ISN’T A CLEAR STRUCTURE FOR pendently and outside the college’s manwan Saher blames problems with the Campus agement control — a situation that he deCOLLABORATION. THERE ISN’T A COLLECTIVE Alberta plan on the Enterprise and Advanced scribed as “extraordinary.” Education Department. BUSINESS PLAN FOR COLLABORATION AND “The result at the highest level is that the “If there is one word, the word I would use integrity of the college’s academic credenTHERE ARE NO PERFORMANCE MEASURES is confusion,” Saher said Tuesday. tials have been put at risk and in a nutshell WITH TARGETS TO SEE IF COLLABORATION IS “There isn’t a clear structure for collaboboard oversight of the division failed.” ration. There isn’t a collective business plan Last month, the board of governors of WORKING.’ for collaboration and there are no perforMedicine Hat College announced that Ralph mance measures with targets to see if col— AUDITOR GENERAL MERWAN SAHER Weeks was stepping down as president. No laboration is working.” reason was given. Saher said if the problems aren’t fixed, the The auditor general’s report is also critigovernment will not fully achieve its goal of improvThe minister noted that his department recently cal of how well the government has monitored an afing post-secondary education that costs $4.8 billion a sent draft letters to post-secondary schools that say fordable housing project for people on low incomes. year in taxpayer money. the government expects them to work more closely The project cost the province $1.1 billion over five His report recommends the department develop together, cut costs and reduce duplication. years. a business plan to clearly outline what it wants to The province’s budget for this fiscal year includes The report says the government did not fully achieve, how it will meet its goals, how much it will $147 million in funding cuts to colleges, universities document how it awarded project funding or encost and where the money will come from. and technical schools. sured that money granted for the housing was The plan must include a way to measure the perThe auditor general also cited significant man- used properly. formance of Campus Alberta and the government agement problems at the Medicine Hat College of “Many of the grant recipients we visited did not should publicly release results and costs, Saher sug- International Education. The program offers courses comply, in some aspect, with the grant agreement begests. at campuses in other countries, including China, that cause they charged rental rates higher than allowed Deputy premier Thomas Lukaszuk, who is also allow foreign students to complete their studies in or had ineligible tenants living in affordable housing minister of advanced education, was not available to Medicine Hat. units.” BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Proliferation of tents near lake concerns council BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF


The popularity of tent-pitching in Sylvan Lake’s parks has drawn the attention of council. Concerns have been raised that the tenting could get out of hand, blocking sight lines, creating park territorial disputes and possibly even creating a safety hazard. Ron Lebsack, director of leisure and protective services, said the provincial park closest to the water has no limits on tenting other than no overnight stays are allowed. Similar rules are in place in the town’s Centennial Park. Provincial parks staff and local RCMP have reported no problems of tents being used to hide drinking, drugs or lewd behaviour.

Coun. Dale Plante, who raised the issue at the June 10 council meeting, said there’s a question of whether there is enough space to allow tents to pop up everywhere. “I think there is a safety issue down there,” said Plante, who wants to see the issue monitored. Coun. Ken MacVicar said his main concern is that the tenting doesn’t get to the point it is limiting enjoyment of the park for others. He said he’s not against tents but isn’t sure there’s a need to have them in a day-use area. “I am more concerned with the proliferation,” he said. Coun. Laverne Asselstine said it’s premature to

regulate tents at this time, but it’s something council should take another look at after the summer. “It’s one thing to have a small wind break, it’s another thing to have a huge party tent,” said Asselstine. Council heard that some people stretched their tent lines across sidewalks in the Centennial Park, creating a safety issue. There is also a concern that tents could line the shoreline, blocking views for all those behind them. Sylvan Lake’s beach ambassadors will be asked to take stock of the situation and report back at the end of the summer. Town staff also plan to check with colleagues in other resort communities, such as Penticton and Vernon in B.C., to see whether they have had any problems.

Construction on man-made beach to begin after weeks of delays Sylvan’s beach is making a comeback of sorts. Near-record water levels have kept the usual strip of sand under the waves for the past few seasons. But construction of a man-made beach at the southeast corner of the pier is set to begin after weeks of delays. The project was supposed to have been completed earlier this summer but was foiled by water — this time persistent rains. It was hoped the rectangular manufactured beach would be ready for the Canada Day weekend, but the job was postponed because the contractor couldn’t guarantee it would be done in time. Rather than face a potential beach construction zone on one of the busiest weekends of the year, the work was delayed until today, when crews will begin



Spike belt deployed to nab suspects Red Deer RCMP officers deployed a spike belt to help the Calgary Police Service nab two suspects involved in an alleged kidnapping. Now two Edmonton men are in custody and face various charges, including kidnapping, robbery, utter threats, weapons offences, and numerous breaches of recognizance. A third suspect remains on the lam. Edmonton Police say an alleged abduction occurred in Edmonton around 6 p.m. on Sunday. A male victim alleges that he met two individuals in a west Edmonton parking lot because they were interested in buying his vehicle that was advertised for sale online. The victim was then allegedly forced into the trunk of his vehicle and driven to Calgary before his abductors picked up a third accomplice. The man was later able to escape and flee his captors, then contact the Calgary Police Service. Calgary police located the vehicle and chased the suspect vehicle heading north on Hwy 2 and eventually stopped it with the spike belt near the exit of McKenzie Road at about midnight Monday. Red Deer RCMP officers arrested two men.

excavating the beach area. Sand will be trucked in the following day and the project is expected to be finished on Friday, weather permitting. Council voted in the last budget to put $25,000 into the project. However, one town councillor said on Monday he would like to see beach building given a bigger boost. Dale Plante, who has announced he will run for mayor in the October municipal elections, said he’s gauging whether there’s local support for creating a beach the length of the provincial park behind the retaining wall. A five-to-six-metre strip of sand could be created without removing any trees or existing walking paths, he said.

“It would basically safeguard us. No matter what the water levels are, we’d always have a beach to enjoy.” Plante acknowledges the project would not come cheap. He estimates it could cost up to $500,000 and there would have to be buy-in from the town, the province, which owns the provincial park, local residents and the business community. Offsetting the cost would be the benefit to the town and its tourism industry by having a beach that isn’t vulnerable to climate and natural weather cycles. In the 1970s and ’80s, the town dredged up sand to restore the beach each spring. Alberta Environment has said that practice would not be approved today.

Youths take responsibility for Blackfalds vandalism

in the Silver Springs neighbourhood. Police say a teen approached them on a bike and got the younger girl to go into some nearby bushes under the guise of playing a game. He allegedly sexually assaulted the girl, but was interrupted by a neighbour and took off on his bike. Police were able to make the arrest, thanks to tips from the public. A 16-year-old teen is facing several charges including sexual assault and uttering threats.

Three youths turned themselves into Blackfalds RCMP, taking responsibility for vandalizing the Blackfalds Cemetery over the weekend. The three young offenders went to the Blackfalds RCMP detachment yesterday at noon and in the presence of their parents or guardians turned themselves in. It was originally reported that mostly flowers and vases were damage and it did not appear any headstones were damaged during the vandalism, believed to have taken place between July 5 and 8. However, police investigation revealed further damage to the cemetery cenotaph with broken pieces of granite slabs located. As well lights and grave ornaments left behind by mourners were damaged. Because the three males are young offenders, their names will not be released. No charges have been laid and the investigation is on-going.

Calgary teen, 16, accused of sexually assaulting eight-year-old girl CALGARY — Police have made an arrest in the alleged sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl in Calgary. It’s alleged to have happened last week while the girl and her 10-year-old friend were outside a home

Residents of High River areas hard hit by flooding to get escorts to homes HIGH RIVER — Some residents from High River neighbourhoods hardest hit by flooding in Alberta last month are to get escorted visits through their homes. Reconstruction officials are asking people from the Hamptons and Wallaceville areas to provide their contact information so the visits can be set up. The government says special teams have begun assessing the houses and determining safe routes through the communities. Officials caution that while some houses may be safe for residents to enter on their own, other people will only be allowed in with a special technician. Still others won’t be allowed in at all, but may be allowed to see the outside of their homes. The two neighbourhoods were still standing in metres of water on the weekend — more than two weeks after heavy rains caused extensive flooding in much of southern Alberta.

DRUMHELLER — An Alberta judge says a bitter custody dispute and the fear that he would lose his son probably combined to lead an estranged husband to kill his son and himself five years ago. Rich Saunders killed three-year-old Colton and took his own life in 2008 while the child was with him for a court-ordered visit. Their bodies were found in the man’s small house in Drumheller, northeast of Calgary, in a room filled with carbon monoxide. Saunders had been involved in a long and bitter custody dispute with the boy’s mother after their marriage failed two years earlier. Alberta provincial court judge Patrick McIlhargey made no specific recommendations on actions that might prevent similar incidents in future. He said the murder and suicide were the culmination of several years of animosity and protracted, prolonged, emotional and highly conflicted custody proceedings Edmonton Police are investigating.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Oily sheen on river spreads BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


An oily sheen is seen on the Athabasca River near Fort Chipewyan in this July 6, 2013,photo.

FORT CHIPEWYAN — A northern Alberta Indian band says a mysterious oily sheen on the Athabasca River appears to be spreading and is lapping at the shores of Fort Chipewyan. “It’s not a huge amount,” Eriel Deranger, spokeswoman for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, said Tuesday. “But there is obviously a petrochemical of some kind in the Athabasca River system in such great quantities from upstream that it is now residing on the shores of Lake Athabasca.” Reports of dead fish are also coming in. “There are numerous reports of dead fish being found along the delta, within the lake and the river system,” Deranger said. “None of the land users have ever heard of or seen anything like this on the Athabasca.” The sheen was first spotted late Friday night, said Deranger. “A member of the (First Nation) was boating from Fort McMurray to Fort Chipewyan and just before he reached Poplar Point reserve, he started noticing that there was oil residue on the water,” she said. “It wasn’t just a small area. The sheen was shoreline to shoreline.” Crews from the First Nation responded Saturday morning. The provincial government and Alberta’s energy regulator were also notified. As a precaution, the community’s water intake on Lake Athabasca was shut down. It was still closed Tuesday. Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam and others from the band went up in a helicopter to survey the river. “He and the folks on the ground realized that the sheen was much larger than five kilometres,” Deranger said. “It wasn’t shore to shore in all places but the sheen extended more than 100 kilometres.” Teams from Alberta Environment also took to the skies on Saturday and couldn’t see anything, said

RCAF members go to great lengths to survive in Cold Lake: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Junior members of the military at the air base in Cold Lake have to take second jobs to make ends meet, says a new report from the military ombudsman. Pierre Daigle investigated the sky-high cost of living in the resource-rich region of Alberta after complaints from people posted to 4 Wing, a major jet-fighter base. “I was surprised,” Daigle said in an interview Tuesday. Some families are struggling to pay bills by selling off possessions, and go to great lengths to keep their children in extracurricular activities. The mostly non-commissioned

members aren’t trying to get ahead — they need the extra income to survive, said Daigle. “They are just trying to keep what they have, and what they have built up over their lifetimes,” he said. The cost of living at Cold Lake has soared in recent years, driven by growth in the local oil-and-gas industry, the report found. As many as a third of the members of one squadron have had to take second jobs. The investigation also found that some air force members choose to retire rather than accept a posting at the base. The finding should alarm military brass because it affects operational effectiveness and getting the right people in the jobs,



Train engineer remains silent FARNHAM, Que. — The engineer of the fateful train has faded from sight. Identified by his own railway and by media reports as the engineer of a train that exploded with deadly consequences in Lac-Megantic, Que., Tom Harding has avoided comment on the incident. His company has cast him as a hero. The Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway has been quoted in reports saying that Harding, once alerted to the danger posed by the train as it rolled toward Lac-Megantic, Que., rushed to borrow a tractor from an area forestry company; grabbed a fireman’s suit from an area department; and pushed nine fuelfilled cars weighing 100 tonnes away from explosive danger. But it was too late to avert disaster as the 72-car train slammed into Lac-Megantic, exploded into balls of skybound flames, and left dozens of people dead or missing. A spokesman told Montreal La Presse that Harding was extremely rattled by what happened — “disturbed, and the term is too weak.” MMA spokesman Yves Bourdon said Harding had risked his own life, and braved withering heat, in the hope that he might save others.


Daigle said. National Defence needs to grapple with losing highly skilled technicians and senior non-commissioned officers lured to work on oil rigs, says the report. “You don’t replace those senior folks overnight,” Daigle said. The problem is no surprise to the town’s mayor, Craig Copeland, who says many businesses in the city depend on the part-time labour pool created by military members. Defence Minister Peter MacKay said the government recognizes the problem and is taking steps to ease the pain. Recently a number of military housing construction projects and renovations were announced for the base.

spokeswoman Jessica Potter. “It landed a couple of times where they saw some darkening, but it was determined to be silt. They couldn’t see a sheen.” A sheen was clearly visible in photographs taken by band members Saturday. Water samples taken by both the government and band are being analyzed. Band officials were also collecting samples and photographs of dead fish. The government was sending a boat to the stretch of affected river Tuesday to take a closer look. Crews were to examine rocks and beaches along the river and also the location where it flows into Lake Athabasca. Energy companies in the area say they haven’t experienced any spills or releases. Potter said one possible explanation is that heavy rains recently caused an unusual amount of erosion along the banks of the river, which cuts through natural bitumen deposits. High temperatures that followed may have softened the freshly exposed bitumen and allowed more than the usual amount to seep into the waterway. Deranger said chemical analysis should be able to tell fairly readily whether the substance is natural bitumen or a refined petrochemical. Either way, she said, the people of Fort Chipewyan have health concerns. “Even if this is natural, it poses a serious health risk. The fact that the government has completely failed to do anything to remediate or clean up this film shows their lack of concern.” Potter said new, more intensive environmental monitoring on the Athabasca should eventually help in such situations. “These are the things we’re looking to differentiate — what’s the background and what’s new. That is the goal of the joint oilsands monitoring program, to really get an actual understanding of the full scope of what’s going on, rather than just compliance monitoring.”

Zoo closing exhibit due to flood damage BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Zoo says one of its buildings was damaged so extensively in the flood that it has to shut it down and find new homes for 34 animals. Dr. Clement Lanthier, zoo president and CEO, says the South America building was one of the hardest hit when raging floodwaters swamped Calgary in June. He says the animals that were housed in the building include two hyacinth macaws, seven yellowheaded Amazon parrots, two prehensile-tailed porcupines, two-toed sloths, two giant anteaters and several types of monkeys. Lanthier says it was determined that with their limited resources, it wasn’t worth it to fix the building. Exactly where the animals are going has not been finalized, but they will be moved within the next two weeks.

Harding was not available Tuesday to discuss his version of what happened. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada and Quebec provincial police are both investigating the disaster and will inevitably seek Harding’s input into the events.

event — but the river won’t be irreversibly contaminated in terms of the well being of its important ecosystems.” There are a variety of advisories for communities in the area to either boil their water or reduce their consumption.

100,000 litres of oil dumped into Quebec waterway

No rules against leaving unattended trains on main tracks

Quebec’s deadly train derailment has dumped waves of crude oil into nearby water bodies in what officials call an unprecedented environmental disaster for the province. Workers dragged yellow booms Tuesday across different parts of the Chaudiere River in an attempt to contain the gunky crude that continues to creep downstream with the speedy current. A rainbow sheen now covers the snaking Chaudiere, which flows northward from Lac-Megantic and eventually spills into the St. Lawrence River. The shoreline is enveloped by the smell of used motor oil and features greasy rocks that create countless mini-pools of the brown substance. Environment Minister Yves-Francois Blanchet said the chances were “very slim” that the oil might spill into the St. Lawrence, the backbone of the province’s water supply. He predicted a lingering, but not devastating, effect. “We are never going to get to a stage where it’ll be as if this never happened,” Blanchet told a Quebec City news conference. “There are always going to be a traces of this

OTTAWA — Transport Canada says there are no rules against leaving an unlocked, unmanned, running locomotive and its flammable cargo on a main rail line uphill from a populated centre. Officials with the federal rail regulator say they are looking at the overall safety of the rail system after the devastation wrought on the weekend by a runaway 73-car train carrying crude oil east through Quebec. The downtown of Lac-Megantic was flattened when an unattended train rolled in and exploded early Saturday, killing at least 15 people with another 35 missing and presumed dead. “If anyone has contravened federal regulations, Transport Canada does not hesitate to take immediate steps to enforce those regulations,” Gerard McDonald, Transport Canada’s assistant deputy minister of safety and security, told a media briefing in Ottawa. “I don’t mean to sound defensive, nor do I mean to belittle the tragic accident and its devastating impact on the community of Lac-Megantic, when I say there is nothing more important than the safety and protection of Canadians.”

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Economist named Egypt’s prime minister ARMY PRESSES POLITICIANS FOR SMOOTH TRANSITION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s interim president named an economist as prime minister Tuesday, ending days of deadlock as the head of the military pressured political factions to speed along the process, warning them that “manoeuvring” must not hold up the transition toward new elections after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi. The appointment of Hazem el-Bebawi, along with the setting of a swift timetable for parliamentary and presidential elections early next year, underlined the military-backed leadership’s determination to push ahead with their transition plans in the face of Islamist protests demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president. The new leadership got a boost Tuesday from Arab allies in the Gulf. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both opponents of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, celebrated his ouster by showering the cash-strapped Egyptian government with promises of $8 billion worth of cash grants, loans and badly needed gas and oil. In doing so, they are effectively stepping in for Morsi’s Gulf patron, Qatar, a close ally of the Brotherhood that gave his government several billion in aid. During Morsi’s year in office, he and his officials toured multiple countries seeking cash to prop up rapidly draining foreign currency reserves and plug mounting deficits — at times getting a cold shoulder.


A supporter of the ousted Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi with his face covered with the national flag dances during a protest in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday. The developments underlined the multiple pressures on the new leadership even with the country still in turmoil after what Morsi’s supporters have called a coup against democracy. The military faces calls, from the United States and Western allies in particular, to show that civilians are in charge and Egypt is on a path toward a new democratically based leadership. The nascent government will soon face

demands it tackle economic woes that mounted during Morsi’s year in office, including fuel shortages, electricity cut-offs and inflation. And there are signs of discontent over the transition plan among those participating in the military-backed political process. The secular, revolutionary youth movement Tamarod, which organized last week’s massive protests against

Morsi, criticized the transition plan Tuesday, in part because it gives too much power to the interim president, Adly Mansour. An Islamist party was unhappy that appointed panels — not elected ones — will amend the constitution. At the same time, the country is deeply polarized, raising the threat of violence, particularly after more than 50 Morsi supporters were killed by security forces in clashes early Monday. The Brotherhood and Islamist allies say they are under siege by a crackdown from the military that has jailed five of their top leaders and shut down their media outlets. The Brotherhood on Tuesday rejected the transition plan, as tens of thousands of its supporters massed for another day in a rally outside a Cairo mosque where they have vowed to stay until Morsi is restored. The crowds waved signs of the ousted leader and brought in coffins draped with Egyptian flags representing the slain protesters. “This new declaration affirms that those who carried out the coup, the dictator generals, don’t respect the will of the people,” the Brotherhood said of the transition timetable in a statement. “These are all rejected and void measures.” Still, there was not the huge nationwide turnout Brotherhood leaders had called for in the wake of the killings. Also, for the first time since even before the June 30 protests began, Cairo’s Tahrir Square — where Morsi’s opponents were centred — was largely without crowds.

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Afghanistan’s Taliban have shuttered a newly opened office in the Gulf state of Qatar, vowing to fight on against President Hamid Karzai’s government while abandoning a diplomatic approach seen as the best hope of finding a political end to the protracted 12-year war. Experts said Tuesday that the final withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan in 2014 offered the Taliban the hope of a military victory while limiting their incentive to press ahead with peace talks. The Taliban, they said, envisioned the talks more as a means of gaining legitimacy than as a road to peace. “I think the big gorilla in the room is the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. It decreases the likelihood of a settlement because it raises the prospects of Taliban military gains,” said Seth Jones, a counterinsurgency expert at the Rand Corp., a Washington-based think-tank that receives U.S. funding. “Settlements usually occur when both sides reach a stalemate and see little prospect for change in the foreseeable future.” The Taliban office, which opened less than a month ago to facilitate peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan government, was mired in controver-


AFGHANISTAN sy from the outset after the religious movement was accused of trying to set up a government-in-exile by identifying its office as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. It also hoisted the same white flag flown during the Taliban’s five-year rule of Afghanistan that ended with the 2001 American-led invasion. Karzai reacted furiously and the Taliban lowered the flag and removed the sign. Both the U.S. and Qatar quickly chastised the Taliban and accused them of reneging on a promise to refrain from using either the name or the flag. Now the office itself has been temporarily closed, a Taliban official familiar with the talks in Qatar said. “They (the Taliban) do not go out of their homes in Doha and have not gone to the office since the removal of the flag and the plaque,” the Taliban official said in a telephone interview. He said the Taliban blamed Karzai and the U.S. for the breakdown in talks, accusing both of using the name and the flag as an excuse. A diplomat in the region who is also familiar with the negotiations said: “The (Taliban) Political Commission has stopped all international political meetings and is not using the office.”

U.S. politicians hope for forgiveness BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — Another week, another disgraced American politician attempting to make a comeback. Five years after he resigned in the midst of a sordid prostitution scandal, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is the latest one-time political star hoping for a second chance at the polls as he makes a run to become New York City comptroller, a job that would put him in charge of the city’s US$134 billion pension fund. “I think the public will have to ask itself the question: ’Can we forgive him?”’ Spitzer said this week. “I’ve asked for their forgiveness. I hope the public says yes — based upon the record I have, based upon the qualities I can bring to the office — and that’s the best that I can do.” Spitzer joins Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford this year in an attempt to shake off a career-ending scandal to mount a political comeback. Are Americans really so forgiving — or are Spitzer and Weiner deluding themselves, inspired by Sanford’s successful bid in South Carolina this spring to

win a seat in Congress? Political observers note that evangelical voters, in particular, will embrace stories of sin and redemption. The thrice-married Newt Gingrich, after all, was the front-runner in much of the South during last year’s Republican presidential race. Republican Mark Vitter was also handily re-elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010, three years after the Louisiana lawmaker admitted to a “very serious sin” when his phone number was found in the records of a D.C. prostitution service. Voters in South Carolina were equally forgiving of Sanford, whose marriage and career imploded following revelations about an extramarital affair. “I think we have a tradition in the South, and in South Carolina, of forgiveness,” Sanford said following his victory in May. While there are few evangelical voters in New York City, there are signs Weiner is also benefiting from forgiveness in his battle to become mayor, with one recent poll propelling him ahead of his Democratic rivals in the race.

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Feds brew into barley BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Used to make beer, feed livestock and lower cholesterol in people, barley has few rivals when it comes to versatility. Yet industry officials believe the cereal grain’s full potential remains untapped. A federal government’s pledge of $8 million for barley research could help change this. Announced at the Lacombe Research Centre on Tuesday, the money will find its way into the Alberta Barley Commission’s “barley research cluster,” which includes nearly 30 projects focused on improving the quality and profitability of malt, feed and food barley. “In putting together this application, we targeted scientists and researchers who present concrete plans to deliver tangible results,” said Matt Sawyer, chairman of the

Alberta Barley Commission. Barley’s biggest markets — malt and feed — will receive much of the researchers’ attention. “By creating malt with certain traits through research we will entice new buyers looking for highly specific malt characteristics,” said Sawyer, adding that this should help maintain and expand the list of international custom- Gerry Ritz ers. There is also room for improvement when it comes to livestock feed, said Sawyer. “We’re committed to improving feed quality to ensure that livestock and the livestock industry can reap the full benefit

of barley. Developing unique varieties with specific levels of starch, phytate and fat is a top priority for Alberta barley.” Capitalizing on the health benefits associated with barley in people’s diets will also be a focus. “Today, barley goes into a lot more than beer and beef rations,” said federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, who was in Lacombe for the funding announcement. “More and more consumers are looking to barley as a nutritional food choice.” Health Canada has accepted scientific evidence that the beta-glucan in barley can reduce blood cholesterol, and lower the risk of heart disease. Ritz also noted that the barley research cluster will provide farmers with guidance concerning production.

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Pilot project made permanent The federal government has made a pilot project which encourages Canadian companies to develop products and get them from the lab to the marketplace a permanent program. The program gives small- and mediumsized businesses contracts for precommercial inventions or services in hopes of creating high-value jobs. The government provides feedback, performance testing and the opportunity to enter the marketplace. Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose told a gathering of defence, security and aerospace executives in Calgary the program now has an additional component directed toward military procurement. Ambrose said it’s estimated that every $1 billion in defence or security spending creates or sustains 18,000 jobs and $710 million in gross domestic product.

Leon’s, the Brick accused of deception The Competition Bureau has accused Leon’s Furniture Ltd. (TSX:LNF) and The Brick Ltd. of “deceptive marketing practices.” The regulator alleged Tuesday that the retailers’ “Buy Now, Pay Later” promotions, often resulted in customers paying more than advertised and should be ceased immediately. The bureau said customers who chose the deferred-payment option often ended up paying more than those who paid for their purchases up front as a result of the additional fees, which were “buried” by the retailers in the “fine print.” The additional costs ranged from processing or administrative fees, delivery fees and taxes. The allegations have not been proven in court. — The Canadian Press

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Quin Evans, left, and Deanna Redford, show off some of the merchandise in their new punk shop Scumpire, located next to the We Fix It store on Ross Street. The shop sells various ‘punky’ things, from hair dye and vinyl to t-shirts for local bands that aren’t always available at shows.

Scumpire caters to punk market BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Central Albertans may not embrace the punk subculture for a variety of reasons. Access to clothing and accessories is no longer one of them. Scumpire, a Red Deer store specializing in all things punk, opened at 4728 Ross St. on May 31. Quin Evans, who operates the business with his girlfriend Deanna Redford, said things have gone “surprisingly well.” Visitors to the store will find bondage pants, hair dye, studs, pins, patches, boots, CDs, hats, posters, books and a variety of other items. “Anything to do with punk rock is what we’ve got,” said Evans. A welder by trade, the 25-year-old has been into the punk lifestyle for more than a decade. Redford, 31, has been a punker “on and off for quite a bit longer,” he added. Their customers have ranged from youths to people in their 40s, said Evans. “Lots of those guys were punks when they were kids.” Interest in the culture has gone through cycles, he noted, with many punk stores disappearing during the low points.

“All of the punk shops closed down probably between five to 10 years ago,” said Evans. This was a source of frustration for him, because the products he was able to find at mainstream clothing stores were pretty commonplace. Evans toyed with the idea of starting his own shop for a couple of years, and finally decided to take the plunge. “I have never worked customer service before in my whole entire life,” he confessed. Fortunately Redford, who is also a welder, has. And she’s been able to guide operations. Redford said sourcing merchandise has been a challenge. “A lot of the stuff we have to order in from the States and the U.K. “Plus, we do our own custom leather work if people want belts made or bracelets. And we’re starting to make our own clothes as well.” Evans has heard that punk is poised for a resurgence. If so, Scumpire should be well-positioned to serve the next generation of punkers. Scumpire is open Monday to Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Evans and Redford will also open by request, and can be contacted at 403-598-3024. Additional information can be found on Scumpire’s Facebook page.

Taken a vacation lately? The kids are out of school and your too many meetings, no time, worries family’s thoughts have turned to sum- about how work will get done. All are mer activities. legitimate concerns, and most can be With our summer season so short, overcome. we look forward to taking It has been proven that a break from our working taking a break from work is lives, kicking back and enimportant in order to mainjoying the warmer weather. tain overall health. While we think about It helps eliminate burntaking a break from our out and provides much working lives, statistics inneeded time to recharge dicate that fewer people and rejuvenate. actually take action. Many People often return with owners never take extendrenewed optimism and ed time away from the busifresh ideas, which leads to ness, and employee vacaimproved productivity. Stations are becoming rarer. tistics show that taking time Recent surveys reveal away from work actually deJOHN that nearly 24 per cent of creases employee sick time. MACKENZIE employed Canadians do Being self-employed not use all of their vacation ACTION COACH brings many extra challengdays, and one in 10 say they es. You’re responsible for don’t take any at all. Up to your own livelihood plus 30 per cent of owners never take any anyone who works in your company. real vacation time. Of course if summer is “harvest This phenomenon has increased time” for your company, then staff vaover the past couple of decades. Yet, cations will be negotiated for other a familiar thing I hear when working times of the year. with clients is their wish to take more Small businesses tend to have a time away from the business. small core of employees. There are a variety of reasons why this doesn’t happen: too much work, Please see VACATION on Page B2

Housing starts in Red Deer last month were down 14 per cent from June 2012, according to the latest figures from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. The national housing agency reported on Tuesday that work started on 50 homes in the city last month, down from 58 a year earlier. Single-detached houses made up 36 of the June 2013 total, down from 42 for the same period last year; while units in multifamily projects added 14 starts, as compared with 16. Despite the drop-off in June, residential builders in Red Deer remain well ahead of their pace for the year to date last year. During the first six months of this year, there have been 414 housing starts. That represents a 32 per cent jump over the first half of 2012, when 314 starts were recorded. This year’s tally includes 200 single-detached houses and 214 units in multi-family buildings, both improvements over the 164 single-detached and 150 multi-family starts to the same point in 2012. Housing starts were up in five of the seven biggest urban centres in Alberta to start 2013. The exceptions were Calgary and Medicine Hat, with the former impacted by the flooding and starts in the latter only slightly lower this year.

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Pipeline CEOs say there’s no silver lining BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Executives with major Canadian pipeline companies say they see no silver lining to the Lac-Megantic train disaster. There have been suggestions that transporting oil by pipeline may seem more palatable after several oil-laden rail cars exploded over the weekend, killing more than a dozen people and devastating the small Quebec town. But TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) CEO Russ Girling said there’s “no good news here for anybody” in the tragedy and the notion that the pipeline industry will somehow benefit from it “makes no sense.” “This is a tragic event that shakes everybody and shakes all of us that are in the business,” he told reporters at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference on Tuesday.

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VACATION: Keep key roles, functions filled Scheduling vacation time takes skilful planning to determine how to maintain work flow and service customers. The goal is to have key roles and functions followed with minimal disruption to business. Systematize key processes and cross-train your team so that they can fill in when necessary. A detailed list of procedures or videotaped processes allows everyone to temporarily fill the gaps. Employee vacations have the potential to impact your business. A viable option may be to implement summer business hours or flexible working hours to avoid the summer slowdown. Depending on your business activities, it may be possible to compress the workday. Adjust breaks and lunch hours. Close over the noon hour and enjoy a mid-day break, or take shorter breaks and close early on Fridays to give everyone a longer weekend. These options let you remain open for business with minimal impact to your customers. Set goals with your team; everybody works so everybody plays. If a summer schedule is implemented, be sure to promote new hours. If necessary, book fewer appointments, but make sure you’re on time and honour deadlines. Just as your company is dealing with summer holidays, so are your vendors and clients. Tap into the summer slowdown by offering a client appreciation day or barbecue. There may be other ways to make summer time work to your advantage, like special deals and delivery incentives. Many owner/managers are nervous about taking a break from business. You must develop confidence that things will be handled while you are away. Assign the people that you know can handle priorities and maintain service standards. Taking a break is an opportunity to stress test your business. This is the time to see how your business systems work in your absence. It provides opportunities for staff to take on new responsibilities, which builds the trust factor and creates better teams. Technology makes it very easy to stay connected. But checking your smart phone 20 times a day is not the way to relax and recharge. That defeats the purpose of getting away from it all. If you must stay connected, shut devices off and check in once a day at a predetermined time that your clients are aware of. Accept there may be some delayed responses, even missed opportunities. Once you’ve delegated the most capable and reliable person to be in charge, determine when and how you are to be contacted. Define what an emergency is and under what circumstances you are to be contacted while you’re away. It is more challenging but equally important for the single entrepreneur to take a holiday. Their calendars never indicate free time. I encourage them to schedule in downtime and then stick to the timetable. Don’t reschedule or postpone the dates. Make it a priority. Let your clients know at the beginning of the relationship that there will be times that you are unavailable, and clearly lay out how they will handled. Give them a schedule of your vacation dates well in advance. A healthy business requires a healthy leader. That means taking time away from business. If you’re not taking steps to care of yourself, you’re not taking proper care of your business. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at or by phone at 403-340-0880.

HOUSING: Dip marginally Canadawide, housing starts in June dipped marginally in June, leaving economists divided over whether the market has achieved the desired cooling or is headed for an oversupply. CMHC estimated that there were 18,215 actual starts in June which, extrapolated over 12 months, gives a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 199,586 starts. That’s 2.5 per cent lower than the annual rate of 204,616 starts in May. Robert Kavcic, a senior economist at the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), called the results “impressive,” given the floods in Southern Alberta and a two-week strike in Quebec by about 175,000 construction workers. “With sales finding a floor in recent months, prices well behaved and homebuilding close to demographic demand, the soft landing story looks firmly in place,” Kavcic. But an economist at Desjardins didn’t share Kavcic’s optimism that the housing market has achieved the desired cool down. Instead, Helene Begin said the high number of new starts compounds fears of an oversupply in the housing market. “While the recent trend in new construction is favourable to the country’s economic growth in the short term, it raises other concerns,” she wrote in a note. “A building lull is needed in order to resolve the persistent imbalances of the Canadian housing market. It looks like that market will have trouble mak-

ing a soft landing.” Meanwhile, CIBC (TSX:CM) economist Emanuella Enenajor said she expects the market will slow down in late 2013 and in 2014. While last month’s figures suggest a little bit of softening has already occurred, overall homebuilding was likely a “mild contributor” to economic growth during the second quarter, not a hindrance, said Enenajor. “While a slowdown in winter-time homebuilding suggested housing was starting to cool off, today’s reading... suggests residential construction still has some steam left,” she said in a note. “We still see housing slowing in later quarters, although that softening will likely be deferred.” June’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts increased in British Columbia and decreased in all other regions, including Atlantic Canada, Ontario, Quebec and the Prairies. With files from The Canadian Press


BARLEY: Will help with new strategies “The dollars we are investing, along with the Alberta Barley Commission, will help farmers with new strategies to control weeds and disease, while safeguarding the environment and reducing your overall input costs.” John O’Donovan, a research scientist at the Lacombe Research Centre who specializes in agronomy, agreed. “We’re hoping to solve a lot of issues that barley growers deal with through the development of best management practices.” Neil Harker, a research scientist at the Lacombe Research Centre who Jeff stewart focuses on weed science, said the barley research will also provide insights into best practices related to the crops that are rotated with barley. “The barley announcement will enhance all the other crop areas as well.” Jeff Stewart, director for research and development for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Alberta, said the funding is valuable because it supports research in a variety of places — geographically and otherwise. “It brings together large multi-disciplinary teams, not only with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, but at universities and provincial organizations, and the stakeholders as well.” Sawyer thinks the research will help barley achieve its potential, and prompt farmers to seed more of it. “We’re trying to make it more profitable for producers.”

PIPELINES: New infrastructure needed While disasters ranging from LacMegantic to the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico three years ago jolt the public, Girling said companies such as TransCanada still have a responsibility to build new energy infrastructure. “People continue to have needs for starting their vehicles every morning, cooking their food, heating their homes. We have an obligation to do that as safely as we can.” The president of Kinder Morgan Canada, which is planning to nearly triple the amount of crude shipped on its Trans Mountain line between Alberta and the B.C. Lower Mainland, said he too fails to see any upside for pipeline firms resulting from LacMegantic. “I think that the public is obviously very concerned about the broad safety net that is available for both rail and pipelines,” he said. “I think it’s a question of all operators — whether it’s pipe or rail or trucking for that matter — (to) continue to be very diligent and vigilant in their safety precautions.” Earlier, Girling said he’s “extremely optimistic” the company’s Energy East project — a proposal to ship up to 850,000 barrels a day of Western crude to eastern markets through an underused natural gas line — has enough customer support to go ahead. Energy East could deliver crude to refineries in Quebec and Saint John, N.B., as well as enable exports to reach markets on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard via tanker. Quebec Premier Pauline Marois told reporters in Quebec City on Tuesday that it’s “fair to ask the question” of whether construction of projects such as Energy East, and a separate Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB) proposal, should be sped up in light of LacMegantic. However, she cautioned she didn’t want to “get the two files mixed up.” TransCanada’s (TSX:TRP) Keystone XL proposal to connect oilsands crude, along with some U.S. volumes, to Texas refineries has been in limbo for years amid fervent environmental opposition. Girling says a mid-summer decision by the Obama administration on Keystone XL is looking unlikely and he can’t predict when the protracted regulatory process will finally wrap up. Rail and pipeline are seen as having two distinct purposes when it comes to transporting crude. Pipeline is generally seen as the more long-term solution, whereas rail is viewed as a flexible stop-gap measure to tide producers over until the pipelines are built or tap into markets that pipelines can’t access.

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Workers prepare to pour cement at the site of a new Tim Hortons and Shell gas bar west of Clearview Market Square on Tuesday.

Stronger growth forecast IMF CANADIAN EXPECTATIONS UPGRADED, GLOBAL GROWTH FORECAST REVISED DOWNWARDS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The International Monetary Fund is upgrading Canada’s growth expectations for this year to 1.7 per cent, but warns that overall global conditions remain uneven, weak and perilous. The two-tenths of a percentage point upward revision for Canada follows a first quarter that topped expectations by coming in at a relatively strong 2.5 per cent. But the IMF says that will even out over the year and it predicts Canada’s growth rate will rise to only 2.2 per cent next year, two-tenths less than its previous forecast in April. “In Canada, the U.S. recovery will support growth, but high household debt and moderation in the housing sector are likely to weigh on private consumption and residential construction,” it said. That has been the thinking for some time, but housing reports released this week suggest the slowdown in Canada’s housing market has been minor and perhaps fleeting. Fresh data Tuesday showed starts for June remained well above fundamentals at 199,600 annualized, bringing the average monthly numbers in the second quarter to 194,600 units, an 11.5 per cent increase over the first. The latest report from the Washington-based IMF gives little encouragement to those who have long been calling for the recovery from the crippling 2008-09 great recession to take root. Instead, the IMF says the world economy is still in first gear and will take at least another year to come out of the slow lane. It expects growth around the world will barely top three per cent this year, moderately lower than previously thought, and only start showing signs of

life at 3.8 per cent in 2014. With emerging economies running at five, six and seven per cent rates, a 3.1 per cent advance is not considered strong for global activity. And downside risks still dominate, the IMF adds, with some new ones coming on stream, including a longer growth slowdown in emerging countries such as China and India, tighter financial conditions, and a more protracted recovery from recession in Europe. Given the soft conditions, the IMF says stronger growth will require additional policy action from governments, particularly from advanced economies. “Specifically, major advanced economies should maintain a supportive macro-economic policy mix, combined with credible plans for reaching medium-term debt sustainability and reforms to restore balance sheets and credit channels.” The IMF notes that government contraction in the United States has weighed on growth in that key economy, while Japan expanded better than expected in part due to accommodative policies that weakened the yen and strengthened net exports. The IMF is particularly frustrated with the failure of European economies to emerge from their financial and economic nightmare. It now predicts the recession in the eurozone will last throughout 2013 and has downgraded the recovery in 2014 to a mere 0.9 per cent rebound. “Over the past year, substantial actions at both the national and eurowide levels have been taken to combat the crisis,” said IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. But despite this progress, the economic recovery remains elusive, unemployment is rising and uncertainty is high.

Property prices continue to climb in second-quarter, says Royal LePage BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Home prices in Canada are showing no indications of falling this year, a survey by Royal LePage suggests. A report by the real estate company said the average prices for standard two-story houses and detached bungalows went up 2.7 per cent in the second quarter of this year, compared with a year ago. During April to June, houses were listed for an average price of $419,614, while bungalows had an average price of $386,547, according to the survey released Tuesday. Vancouver remained the most expensive city in the last quarter, even though prices dropped year-over year. The average price for a detached bungalow fell 5.9 per cent to $1,052,500, while the average price for a standard two-storey home decreased 2.3 per cent to $1,151,250. Nationally, condominium prices were also up, rising 1.2 per cent to a national average of $248,750. Royal LePage suggested the upward trend in home prices will continue until at least the end of this year, project-

ing a three per cent increase in home prices year-over-year. “Those hoping their predictions of a bursting bubble and cataclysmic drops in home values will come true are out of luck again,” said Phil Soper, president and chief executive of Royal LePage in a statement. Soper said the condo market, in cities like Toronto, might decrease in the short-term but will correct itself in the long-term. “We believe condominiums will be a housing class of increasing importance in the Canada of the future,” he said. “In the short-term, we anticipate some market uncertainty and moderate price adjustments, particularly in Toronto which is working through a supply spike, however, the medium and long-term prognosis remains very positive. Demographic and city planning trends, in conjunction with shifting consumer preferences, remain supportive of this housing category.” Overall, the survey found that condominium prices in most major cities were either flat or higher compared with last year, except for Vancouver which saw a drop of 3.3 per cent, and Victoria where prices fell 4.5 per cent.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 96.55 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 43.77 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.33 Blackberry. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.20 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.83 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.44 Cdn. National Railway . 103.94

Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 128.48 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.36 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.79 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.70 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.02 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 45.38 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.57 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.42

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a solid gain Tuesday as investors continued to pick up beaten-down mining stocks and took in two disappointing earnings reports from the retail sector. The S&P/TSX composite index was up 88.22 points to 12,297.09. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.3 of a cent at 95 cents US amid data showing that Canadian housing starts came in at an annualized rate of 199,586 units in June, a decrease from 204,616 in May. That was much better than the reading of 190,000 starts that analysts had been expecting. U.S. indexes also advanced as Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA), the first Dow component to report its second-quarter results, failed to benefit from quarterly earnings which beat revenue and profit expectations. Alcoa said after the close of markets Monday that it earned seven cents a share, a penny better than forecast. Revenue came in at $5.85 billion, surpassing expectations of $5.8 billion. However, its stock lost early momentum and slipped a penny to US$7.91. The Dow Jones industrials advanced 75.65 points 15,300.34, the Nasdaq gained 19.43 points to 3,504.26 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 11.85 points at 1,652.31. Meanwhile, executives at smartphone maker BlackBerry (TSX:BB) were in investor crosshairs as the company held its annual meeting. BlackBerry reported a loss for its most recent quarter, when most analysts had expected it to turn a profit. At the meeting, chief executive Thorsten Heins encouraged shareholders to remain patient as the company pushes ahead with a plan to become profitable again. Shares in Jean Coutu Group (TSX:PJC.A) fell 37 cents to $17.44 after the pharmacy retailer said it earned $108.6 million or 51 cents per share, down from $397.3 million or $1.81 per share a year ago, mainly due to much smaller gains from the sale of shares in U.S. pharmacy chain Rite Aid. Excluding one-time items, earnings were $54.2 million or 26 cents per share, which matched expectations. Revenue was almost unchanged from a year ago at $681.6 million, which missed forecasts for more than $702 million. Shares of Alimentation CoucheTard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B) were also lower after it reported a large year-overyear increase in net earnings in the fourth quarter, but fell short of analyst estimates on adjusted profit. Mining stocks benefited from bargain hunting for a second day. Falling demand for resources has pushed the TSX base metals sector down 32 per cent so far this year. The gold sector has fared much worse, down 47 per cent year to date as the Federal Reserve signalled it could start tapering its economic stimulus program of bond purchases later in the year while inflationary pressures remain tame. On Tuesday, the base metals sector was ahead 2.67 per cent even as copper prices fell further on demand concerns, with the September contract down three cents to US$3.06 a pound. HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) climbed 19 cents to C$6.83 and Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced $1.21 to $22.39. Railway stocks advanced alongside mining stocks after losing some ground Monday amid questions about

the transport of crude oil in the wake of a derailment over the weekend in Lac-Megantic, Que., killing at least 13 people and leaving nearly 40 more missing. Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) rose $1.21 to $103.94 while Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) climbed $1.79 to $128.48. The gold sector rose about 0.9 per cent as gold prices rose slightly with the August bullion contract in New York ahead $11 to US$1,245.90. Eldorado Gold (TSX:ELD) gained 18 cents to C$6.41 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) ran ahead 56 cents to $25.47. The energy sector also provided lift, up 1.1 per cent as the August crude oil contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced 39 cents to a 14-month high of $103.53 a barrel due to increased tensions in Egypt. Canadian Oil Sands (TSX:COS) fell 97 cents to C$19.81 while Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) improved by 80 cents to $42.58. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at closeTuesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,297.09 up 88.23 points TSX Venture Exchange — 877.06 up 3.77 points TSX 60 — 705.87 up 6.46 points Dow — 15,300.34 up 75.65 points S&P 500 — 1,652.31 up 11.85 points Nasdaq — 3,504.26 up 19.43 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 95 cents US, up 0.30 of a cent Pound — C$1.5652, down 1.40 cents Euro — C$1.3457, down 1.37 cents Euro — US$1.2785, down 0.88 of a cent Oil futures: US$103.53 per barrel, up 39 cents (August contract) Gold futures: US$1,245.90 per oz., up $11 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.036 per oz., up 8.3 cents $676.31 per kg., up $2.67 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 877.06, up 3.77 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 119.48 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: July ’13 $0.60 lower $614.60; Nov. ’13 $0.60 lower $542.60; Jan. ’14 $1.00 lower $547.50; March ’14 $0.70 lower $549.40; May ’14 $2.40 lower $546.10; July ’14 $3.80 lower $544.20; Nov. ’14 $2.80 lower $515.00; Jan ’15 $2.80 lower $515.00; March ’15 $2.80 lower $515.00; May ’15 $2.80 lower $515.00; July ’15 $2.80 lower $515.00. Barley (Western): July ’13 unchanged $244.00; Oct. ’13 unchanged $194.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $199.00; March ’14 unchanged $199.00; May ’14 unchanged $199.00; July ’14 unchanged $199.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $199.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $199.00; March ’15 unchanged $199.00; May ’15 unchanged $199.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 298,840 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 298,840.

IRS facing budget cut by nearly a fourth in wake of controversies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House unveiled slashing cuts to the budget of the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday, punishing the beleaguered agency after it targeted tea party groups and other nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status. The agency’s 2014 budget would be cut by $3 billion, or 24 per cent below levels approved in March. Also, 10 per cent of its budget for tax enforcement would be fenced off until the IRS implements recommendations by an agency watchdog designed to prevent further abuses. The IRS cuts come after a wave of bad publicity for the agency including questionable spending on conferences like a lavish $4.1 million event in 2010 that included a “Star Trek” video parody and a $17,000 payment to a motivational speaker who was a painter. President Barack Obama had requested a $1 billion increase for the IRS. “Right now I can’t think of a federal agency in a worse position to ask for more money,” said Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas. The Appropriations Committee also revealed cuts to NASA, White House salaries, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The full House took up a $30.4 billion measure funding the Energy Department and water projects that is about $3 billion below levels enacted earlier this year. Democrats protested cuts to clean and renewable energy programs. Democrats controlling a Senate panel, meanwhile, went in a wholly opposite direction in giving a $1.3 billion increase to the IRS, the agency chiefly responsible to implement Obama’s signature health care law.


Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 82.21 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.25 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.35 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.29 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 14.72 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.25 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 48.47 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.33 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.03

WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.53 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 14.66 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 23.12 First Quantum Minerals . 15.70 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 25.47 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 6.83 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.81 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 41.60 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 22.39 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.86 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 49.87 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 48.96 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.93 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.53

Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.97 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.81 Canyon Services Group. 11.91 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 31.65 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.710 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 17.95 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.48 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.34 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 44.31 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.05 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 28.39 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.58 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.21 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.68 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.700 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.36 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 31.98 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.25 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.30

Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 7.76 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 52.91 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 62.57 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.87 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.78 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.45 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.86 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.71 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 46.20 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.43 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.98 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 75.31 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.98 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 61.54 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.55 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84.43


BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins speaks during the company’s Annual and Special Meeting in Waterloo Ontario, Tuesday.

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says company is on the right path ASKS SHAREHOLDERS FOR PATIENCE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins stood before shareholders of the smartphone maker on Tuesday and asked for patience as the company pushed ahead with its goal to become profitable again. “We are still in the midst of a major, complex transition of this company, and like most of these transformations ... progress can be volatile,” Heins told the BlackBerry annual meeting. “BlackBerry will pursue every opportunity to create value for shareholders,” he added. Investors generally took an optimistic and patriotic tone at the event, especially given that their shares have been pummelled since the company reported a first-quarter loss less than two weeks ago and its stock dropped 28 per cent. The market also appeared to feel encouraged as BlackBerry shares closed up 10 cents at $10.20 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Tuesday. It was a noticeable shift from a year ago, when several of the company’s shareholders used the annual meeting as an opportunity to express their concern over the company’s future. This year, a few took to the microphones to express their hope for BlackBerry’s future and its significance to Canada. “I am not somebody who thinks the company should be broken up,” said one shareholder to a round of applause from the crowd. “I don’t believe that’s a way to create wealth in this country.” Activist shareholder Vic Alboini of Jaguar Financial, who has been a vocal critic of the company, even took a moment to tell Heins how pleased he was with the progress so far, but he also repeated his opinion that the company should consider breaking apart its operations to sell them off. Heins downplayed the option, but didn’t rule it out, saying the company needs to be in a stronger position in the market first. “Before you go into any option, you have to create value, and the value of the company 15 months ago was way less than today,” he said. In the meantime, Heins said he’s aware that some investors aren’t pleased. “Clearly, in the short-term, investors expect better results and faster progress from us,” he said. “I can assure you, we are driving night and day to implement the improvements in our company necessary to build this as a strong company for the longterm.” Much of Hein’s speech focused on a three-stage plan that included pushing ahead with new products yet to be unveiled, focusing more on corporate customers, and opening the BlackBerry Messenger service to competing devices like Apple’s iPhone and smartphones on the Android operating system later this summer. From there, Heins said the company aims to return to profitability, which he called the third stage of the plan, but he stopped short of predicting when that would happen. Outside the meeting, a number of shareholders — many who said they only had small holdings in the company — expressed disappointment with how the new BlackBerry phones have been received in the United

States, both by analysts and consumers. “I sometimes wonder if there’s a conspiracy south of the border,” said Richard Clausi of Elmira, Ont., who said he considers the new phone a success, even if the U.S. market hasn’t necessarily perceived it that way. “They’ve got a magnificent product, and despite that, if they walked on water, the headline would say they can’t swim. It just seems they can’t get a good rap.” Waterloo resident Don Nightingale said he believes BlackBerry is unfairly criticized, and should be supported by Canadians, especially those in the region who have benefited from the company’s past successes. “They have contributed greatly here, and that’s a part of how loyal one should be,” he said. Others weren’t quite as enthused, including one shareholder who told Heins that a recent visit to the U.S. left him with the perception that the rollout of BlackBerry’s Z10 touchscreen phone “was a disaster” because of minimal advertising and retailers who weren’t properly trained on the device’s abilities. Heins said he didn’t believe the launch was a disaster, but there were “lessons learned” in the process. He also said it was too early to discuss the launch of the BlackBerry Q10 keyboard model in the U.S., which went on sale last month. Also at the meeting, shareholders voted to formally change the company’s name to BlackBerry (TSX:BB) from Research In Motion. The company has been using the new name since launching its BlackBerry 10 smartphones in January. Shares in the company were clobbered when it surprised investors last month when it reported a loss for its most recent quarter.

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General Motors Co. . . . . 34.92 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.32 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.63 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.64 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 44.12 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 31.72 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.50 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.86






Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Five named to Hockey Hall HUGH CHARLES


CHARLES NAMED CFL PLAYER OF THE WEEK Hugh Charles is the CFL’s offensive player of the week after helping the Edmonton Eskimos to their first win of the season. Charles rushed for 119 yards on 11 carries, including an 70-yard run for a touchdown to help the Eskimos defeat the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 30-20 on Sunday. He also caught three passes for 27 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown. In other awards, Winnipeg lineman Bryant Turner is the defensive player of the week, Saskatchewan kick returner Jock Sanders takes top special teams honours, and B.C. running back Andrew Harris is the top Canadian. Turner led the Blue Bombers defence with five tackles, including three sacks, and forced a fumble in Winnipeg’s 19-11 win over Montreal. Sanders returned four kickoffs for 100 yards and six punts for 74 yards to help the Roughriders defeat the Calgary Stampeders 36-21. Harris had 15 carries for 103 yards and scored a touchdown in the Lions’ 24-16 win over Toronto.


● Junior golf: CN Future Links Western Championship at Wolf Creek, 7:30 a.m. start. ● 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.



In this Dec. 16, 2011 file photo, former New Jersey Devils player Scott Niedermayer waves during a ceremony in which the team retired his No. 27 jersey, in Newark, N.J. Niedermayer and Chris Chelios, along with forward Brendan Shanahan have been picked for the Hockey Hall of Fame.

TORONTO — Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios won four Norris Trophies and seven Stanley Cups between them, becoming two of the elite NHL defencemen of their era. Chelios needed a “lucky break” or two to make it from improbable beginnings in Chicago, while Niedermayer always seemed destined to be a star. They shared the spotlight Tuesday by headlining the 2013 class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Niedermayer and Chelios made it in their first year of eligibility, another connection for two men who were among the best on the blue-line for over a decade. They’ll be inducted together Nov. 11 along with power forward Brendan Shanahan, successful team Canada defenceman Geraldine Heaney and coach Fred Shero. “I was part of one era, I think Chris has probably been part of a few,” Niedermayer joked. “The one thing that I do remember playing against Chris was he was one of the toughest guys to play against, even as a defenceman. He was always giving me a hard time on the ice, making life miserable. Hopefully in November it’s not

the same when we get to Toronto.” Niedermayer had 172 goals and 568 assists in 1,263 games and won four Stanley Cups, three with the New Jersey Devils and one with the Anaheim Ducks. He won the Norris Trophy winner as the league’s top defenceman in 2003-04 and the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP with Anaheim in 2007. “It was just a matter of when he was eligible,” former teammate and current Devils assistant coach Scott Stevens said. “From the day he retired, there was no question in anyone’s mind in hockey that he would be a first-ballot and be in the Hockey Hall of Fame.” Niedermayer’s play could described his play as effortless, how he was able to control a game with such poise. Opponents noticed that very well. “I think the biggest reason why I was mad at him was because he made it look so easy,” Chelios said. “As far as his skills and his leadership and (how) he went about his business, I find him very comparable to Stevie Yzerman, the way he conducted himself on the ice. I have all the respect in the world for Scott playing against him.”

Chelios earned his own respect clawing his way up the ranks of hockey. He had trouble making teams as a teenager and moved with his family from Chicago to San Diego before finally getting an opportunity with the Moose Jaw Canucks at age 17. Chelios wound up playing 23 full seasons and parts of three more, winning the Norris Trophy three times on the way to becoming arguably the best U.S.-born player. “There was probably no reason in the world where I should’ve played in the NHL because of where I grew up being in the restaurant business, no hockey players, really, (were) at least playing organized hockey from my neighbourhood,” Chelios said. “Right place at the right time, I guess. It’s a crazy journey, that’s for sure.” The journeys of Niedermayer, Chelios and Shanahan intersected at various times during their playing careers. Shanahan got to be teammates with both his fellow NHL player nominees and met Heaney through international competitions playing for Team Canada.

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Blue Jays’ bats silenced by Indians BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Indians 3 Blue Jays 0 CLEVELAND — Coming off a tough series against the Detroit Tigers, the Cleveland Indians needed a boost. That’s exactly what they got in Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over Toronto. Ubaldo Jimenez and three relievers combined on a shutout while the offence made the most of four hits to help the Indians rebound from losing three of four to the Tigers, who came into town and widened their lead in the American League Central. “This was a nice bounce-back win,” manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t do a lot offensively but we played a crisp game. Again, it starts with pitching.” Jimenez (7-4) dodged constant trouble in six innings, allowing five hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Cody Allen, Joe Smith and Chris Perez blanked Toronto over the final three innings. Perez allowed two hits in the ninth, but earned his 10th save as the Indians recorded their AL-leading 11th shutout. Nick Swisher and Michael Brantley had RBI singles in the fourth when the Indians put together a walk and three straight singles off starter Josh Johnson (1-4), who gave up two runs in seven innings. Asdrubal Cabrera added a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The win was also a nice bounce-back performance for

Jimenez, who took a 5-0 lead into the sixth in his last start against Kansas City, but didn’t retire a batter in that inning and the Indians went on to lose 10-7. When faced with trouble this time, Jimenez didn’t buckle. “Like they say in baseball, you have to forget quick,” he said. “You can’t be thinking about bad stuff that happened. You have to forget about that and move on.” “He pitched around some things but he never let it spiral or get out of hand,” Francona said. “There was a lot of things to like.” Toronto stranded nine runners, with seven in the first five innings, and was 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position. Maicer Izturis and Rajai Davis singled with one out in the ninth, but J.P. Arencibia struck out and pinch hitter Josh Thole lined out to shortstop. The Blue Jays’ best threat against Jimenez came in the fourth when they had runners on first and third with nobody out. Colby Rasmus started the inning with a double and took third on Izturis’ single. Davis hit into a fielder’s choice and stole second but Arencibia struck out and Emilio Bonifacio flied out to deep right. Jimenez’s strongest inning came in the sixth, the only time he retired the side in order. After finishing 9-17 with a 5.40 ERA in 2012, the right-hander has had much better results this season. He has won his last three decisions and is 4-1 with a 2.93


Toronto Blue Jays’ Maicer Izturis walks off the field as the Cleveland Indians celebrate a 3-0 win in a baseball game Tuesday, in Cleveland. ERA in his last eight starts. “He’s done a pretty damn good job,” Francona said. “He should be proud. What happened last season was difficult for him. He gives us a chance to win. We’ll take that.” Johnson retired the first 10 hitters before Cabrera drew a one-out walk in the fourth. Johnson fell behind 3-0 before a foul ball and called strike ran the count full. Cabrera walked on an inside pitch before Jason Kipnis hit a hard ground ball

past shortstop Jose Reyes for Cleveland’s first hit. Swisher bounced a single through the right side that scored Cabrera and moved Kipnis to third. Brantley’s line single to right made it 2-0. Johnson beat Baltimore on June 23 for his only win of the season, allowing four runs in six innings. He was sidelined from April 21 to June 9 with right triceps inflammation.

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Langvand loses in playoffs at University Games BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KAZAN, Russia — Red Deer’s Karis Langvand lost in the opening round of the playoffs in the women’s epee at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Langvand posted a 2-4 record in preliminary play, which earned her a berth in the round of 128 where she lost 15-4 to Yiwen Sun of China. She was the only one of the three Canadians to advance. She will compete for Canada in team competition today. Canada won its first medals at the 2013 World University Games on Tuesday, taking silver in the men’s 1,500 metres and bronze in team race walk. Jeremy Rae of Fort Erie, Ont., was sixth heading into the final lap of the 1,500 but came back to finish second in three minutes 39.45 seconds, six hundredths of a second behind Valentin Smirnov of Russia. Rae became the first Canadian to medal in the event at the University Games since Olympian Dave Bailey captured silver in 1967 in Tokyo. “I’m really confident in my ability to

explode. I’ve had great finishes all season, Rae said. ”With 200 metres to go, I tripped when another runner cut in front of me, but it didn’t stop me. I think I would have had a good shot at gold, but I’m happy I got silver.“ Ross Proudfoot of Sudbury, Ont., was ninth in 3:44.33. Earlier, the trio of Vancouver’s Inaki Gomez, Ben Thorne of Kitimat, B.C., and Evan Dunfee of Richmond, B.C., claimed Canada’s first medal of the games, finishing third in the men’s 20-kilometre team racewalk in four hours 20 minutes 35 seconds. Russia (4:04:31) took gold and Ukraine (4:08:09) won silver. “It’s an honour to win Canada’s first medal in Kazan,” said Gomez, who competed for the University of British Columbia until 2010 and now attends law school at the University of Calgary. “The team event is neat because it adds a whole other dynamic to the competition.” Other Canadians in athletics finals on Tuesday included Sarah Wells of Unionville, Ont., fourth in the women’s 400m hurdles; Alicia Brown of Ottawa, fifth in the

women’s 400m; Jessica Smith of North Vancouver, B.C., sixth in the women’s 800m; Helen Crofts of West Vancouver, B.C., seventh in the women’s 800m; Daniel Harper of Brampton, Ont., eighth in the men’s 400m; and Patrick Arbour of Ottawa, who completed the decathlon in eighth place. In women’s artistic gymnastics, Ellie Black of Halifax also finished just outside the podium in the individual all-around final. The 2012 Olympian was second heading into the final event but a sub-par floor routine cost her two positions. In women’s soccer, Canada (1-2) blanked China (0-2-1) 4-0 in its final preliminary round match but it wasn’t enough to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 12-team tournament. In women’s basketball, Canada (1-1) held a 48-43 lead heading into the fourth quarter but couldn’t hold on and dropped a 59-57 decision to Ukraine (1-1). The Canadians face a must-win situation Wednesday when they wrap up pool play against Taiwan (2-0), the 2011 Universiade silver medallist.

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Riggers get edged by A’s

Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff

Kerry Boon hits a ball during a game against Fort Saskatchewan A’s on Tuesday evening at Great Chief Park. The Riggers lost 5-4.


A’s 5 Riggers 4 It was a game the Red Deer Riggers let get away. One bad inning cost them as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the Fort Saskatchewan Athletics in Sunburst Baseball League play before an excellent crowd at Great Chief Park Tuesday. The Riggers dominated the first seven innings, but the A’s got to a pair of Red Deer pitchers in the eighth, scoring five times against Sean Maguire and Davin Gulbransen. “It was a tough one for sure,” said Riggers playing manager Curtis

Bailey. “We got great pitching then seemed to hit the wall.” Josh Edwards started for the Riggers, tossing four innings of two-hit shutout ball before giving way to Brant Stickel, who allowed one hit over three innings and he was wiped out on a double play. Maguire came on and gave up a pair of seeing eye singles before walking the next two batters. A sacrifice fly made it 4-2 before Maguire hit Lance Romanchuk and gave up a run-scoring single to Matt Beaudry. Gulbransen came on and threw a wild pitch and Henry Duke lined a single to plate what proved to be the winning run.

“I could have taken Sean out a couple of batters before,” said Bailey. “When I went out the first time he said his knee had a little pain, but we thought he would be OK.” Bailey could have easily won the game if he left Edwards or Stickel in. Neither pitcher has given up an earned run this season. But with a St. Albert tournament this weekend he didn’t want to push anyone. “I hate a game like this as we haven’t played much in two weeks and we want to give everyone a chance to throw some and be ready for the tournament,” he said. “Looking back Josh could have went seven or

New baby girl in the house for Jamie Salé and Craig Simpson THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — It’s too soon to tell whether she’ll throw an Axel or shoot a puck, but chances are good Jamie Sale (sah-LAY’) and Craig Simpson’s new baby will be comfortable on the ice. Edmonton’s skating power couple became parents a few days ago to a new baby girl. Sale, a world champi-

on and Olympic gold figure skater, tweeted that Samantha Rae Simpson arrived Sunday night — she also tweeted a photo. Sale said Samantha weighed eight pounds, 10 ounces and both baby and mom were “feeling great.” Sale and Simpson, who won two Stanley Cups with the Edmonton Oilers before he retired, were married last year. Simpson has three

children from a previous marriage, and Sale has a son with former spouse and skating partner David Pelletier. Sale and Pelletier became household names after a plot at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics denied them a gold medal in pairs figure skating. The top prize was awarded to both the Canadian duo and a Russian pair after the judging scandal was

Bantam AAA Braves split weekend games The Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves won one and lost one in bantam AAA baseball league action. The Braves downed the Edmonton Cardinals 7-6 Saturday and dropped a 7-6 decision to the Spruce Grove White Sox Monday. Carter O’Donnell picked up the victory over the Cards, tossing four scoreless innings of relief while allowing one hit, a walk and striking out two. Brad Pope started on the hill and went three innings, allowing fix runs on five hits and three walks while fanning four. Ethan Ropcean had a RBI double to go with a pair of walks while Jordan Muirhead walked twice and lined a run-scoring single. Austin Hammond had a RBI single and a double and O’Donnell had a RBI double. Andrew MacCuaig started on the mound against the Sox and took the loss while working 5 2/3 innings. He allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks. Zach Olson tossed a hitless 1 1/3 innings of relief. O’Donnell had a pair of two-run singles while Muirhead and Ropcean both had a pair of walks and run-scoring singles. Parker Booth, Kobe Scott and Pope picked up singles. Braves travel to Calgary today to face the Cubs.

Pasula, Nicolls sixth after first round at Future Links Western Championship Brett Pasula of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) and Jared Nicolls of Ponoka and the host Wolf Creek Golf Resort are tied for sixth following the opening round of the 54-hole CN Future Links Western Championship Tuesday. The two finished with one-over par 73 and sit two strokes back of leader Aj Armstrong of St. Albert. Jonathan Fry of Calgary, Mack Pretty of Priddis, Jason Martens of Edmonton and Andrew Harrison of Camrose are tied for second at even par. Matt Codd of the RDGCC is tied for 13th at 76 while Logan Hill of the RDGCC is tied for 27th after shooting an 80. Kolby Vold of Ponoka and Wolf Creek and Nolan Bruin of the RDGCC are tied for 42nd at 85 while 12-year-old Carter Graf of Red Deer came in with a 93 and is tied for 57th in the field of 63.

Alford goes under-par at Ladies Am provincials CALGARY — Defending champion Jocelyn Alford of the host Earl Grey Golf Club was the only competitor in the field of 51 to shoot under par during the opening day of the 36-hole Sun Life Financial Alberta ladies amateur golf championship Tuesday. Alford, a native of Red Deer, came in with a oneunder par 70 and holds a three stroke lead on Jennifer Ha of the Calgary Glencoe Club and Becky Martin of Medicine Hat. Cara Vanderham of Innisfail is tied for 17th after shooting a nine-over par 80.

Junior B Tier II Renegades get win over Calgary, lose to Medicine Hat in weekend play The Red Deer Renegades split a pair of Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier II League games during the weekend, beating the Calgary Axemen 17-5 Saturday and losing 11-9 to the Medicine Hat Sun Devils Sunday. Brady Thudium had five goals against the Axemen with Justin Moltzahn, Mathew Larson and Jason Brand scoring twice each and Logan Sinclair, Ryan Margetts, Ryan Svederus, Cody Rush, Scott Ebbert and Brandon Magill connecting once each. Nate Bellanger and Thudium had two goals each against the Devils with singles added by Rush, Ebbert, Mathew Gibson and Carter Copeland-Blair.

Marlins Swim Club Invitational expecting 15 teams Fifteen teams are expected to be on hand for the annual Red Deer Marlins Swim Club invitational meet, which begins Friday. The meet runs from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Michener Centre pool and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Besides the host team the Castor Tritons, Cochrane Piranhas, Drayton Valley Neptunes, Forestburg Aquanauts, Hanna Seals, Innisfail Dolphins, Killam Cyclones, Lacombe Dolphins, Lloydminster Rebels, Oyen Otters, Peace River Porpoises, Pincher Creek Dolphins, Ponoka Gators and Vermilion Vipers are entered.

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Avs sign MacKinnon THE CANADIAN PRESS DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have signed first-overall draft pick Nathan MacKinnon to a three-year, entrylevel contract. MacKinnon is coming off a championship season where he led the Halifax Mooseheads to their first-ever Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title and first-ever Memorial Cup championship. He was named most valuable player of the 2013 Memorial Cup after recording a tournamenthigh 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in only four games, which included a hat trick and five points in the final against Portland. During the 2012-13 regular season, MacKinnon had 32 goals and 43 assists in 44 contests for Halifax.

exposed. Sale and Pelletier would marry and have a son together, but divorced after a few years. They co-parent Jesse, who was born in 2007. Sale and Simpson met in 2009 while competing in the CBC television program “Battle of the Blades,” which matches figure skaters and hockey players in a skating competition. Sale and Simpson won.


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eight innings and Brant could have finished, but that’s the way it goes. “The A’s are a team that doesn’t give up. They’re tough to beat and don’t get rattled when they’re down. They swing the bats and the next thing you know they have five runs. “We lost one we should have won, but we’ve won a couple maybe we should have lost, so it happens.” The Riggers also didn’t execute at the plate when they had chances. They managed 12 hits off starter Karnie Vertz, but also left 12 runners on base, including twice leaving the bases loaded. “We had our chances, but didn’t finish and didn’t execute,” added Bailey. The Riggers got to Vertz for two runs in the second inning on a double by Jordan Weinkauf, who scored Bailey from first, and a single by Shayne Court. In the sixth they added two more runs with two away as Jason Chatwood lined a double to plate Court, who had doubled, and then scored on Mike Ronnie’s single. Drew Boyer replaced Vertz in the seventh and tossed shutout ball for two innings before hitting Jason Chatwood and walking Kerry Boon in the ninth with one away. James Fischer came on and got the save, fanning Curtis Mazurkewich and Weinkauf. The Riggers play twice Saturday in St. Albert, facing the A’s at 10 a.m. and Edmonton Confederation Park at 2 p.m. “It’s a good chance to get some games in and if we do our part we can play four games,” said Bailey. The Riggers host their own tournament, July 1921. ● Jaret and Jason Chatwood and Court had two hits each . . . Riggers have an 8-3 record and in first place in the league while the A’s are 6-5 and in third back of Confederation and ahead of St. Albert . . . Riggers travel to Edmonton to face Confederation Tuesday and host St. Albert July 23. They also visit St. Albert July 30 and have two other makeup games remaining.





Wednesday, July 10, 2013



Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 54 37 .593 51 40 .560 49 42 .538 48 42 .533 43 46 .483

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Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 49 40 .551 47 43 .522 43 44 .494 37 50 .425 35 52 .402

GB — 2 1/2 5 11 13

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 54 37 .593 53 37 .589 43 46 .483 40 49 .449 32 58 .356

GB — 1/2 10 13 21 1/2


Monday’s Games Detroit 4, Cleveland 2, 10 innings Kansas City 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1 Texas 8, Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 4 Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 11, Boston 4

Wednesday’s Games Kansas City (W.Davis 4-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Oakland (Milone 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 8-3), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Lindblom 1-2) at Baltimore (W.Chen 3-3), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 3-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 107), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-5) at Detroit (Porcello 5-6), 5:08 p.m. Minnesota (Correia 6-6) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 8-3), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 5-8), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 9-6), 6:15 p.m. Boston (Doubront 5-3) at Seattle (Harang 4-7), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Cleveland, 10:05 a.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 10:10 a.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Boston at Seattle, 1:40 p.m. Texas at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m.

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West Division W L Pct 47 42 .528 43 45 .489 43 47 .478 40 48 .455 40 50 .444

GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2

Monday’s Games Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 Atlanta 7, Miami 1, 14 innings Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 2 Milwaukee 4, Cincinnati 3 L.A. Dodgers 6, Arizona 1 Colorado 4, San Diego 2 N.Y. Mets 4, San Francisco 3, 16 innings

Wednesday’s Games Atlanta (Maholm 9-7) at Miami (Ja.Turner 2-1), 10:40 a.m. Cincinnati (Leake 7-4) at Milwaukee (Hellweg 0-2), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 2-1) at San Francisco (M.Cain 5-5), 1:45 p.m. Oakland (Milone 8-7) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 8-3), 5:05 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 6-3) at Philadelphia (Lee 10-2), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 8-6) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 5-8), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 9-6), 6:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 7-3) at Arizona (Skaggs 2-1), 7:40 p.m. Colorado (J.De La Rosa 8-5) at San Diego (Cashner 5-4), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Colorado at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 8:10 p.m.

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Chicago 000 001 073 — 11 23 0 Detroit 000 010 021 — 4 7 0 Quintana, Si.Castro (9) and Phegley; Verlander, Alburquerque (8), Coke (8), E.Reed (9) and Avila. W—Quintana 4-2. L—Verlander 9-6. HRs—Chicago, Viciedo 2 (7), A.Dunn (24). Detroit, Tuiasosopo (5), Mi.Cabrera (29), D.Kelly (4).

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Los Ang. 000 000 200 — 2 6 0 Chicago 201 003 10x — 7 9 0 Blanton, Richards (6), Kohn (7), Roth (8) and Iannetta, Conger; Tr.Wood, Guerrier (7), B.Parker (8), Strop (9) and D.Navarro. W—Tr.Wood 6-6. L— Blanton 2-11. HRs—Los Angeles, Pujols (14). Chicago, Rizzo (13), A.Soriano 2 (15), St.Castro (5), Barney (5). Houston 000 001 004 — 5 8 0 St. Louis 210 311 01x — 9 15 0 B.Norris, Harrell (6) and J.Castro; Wainwright, Siegrist (8), Choate (9), Blazek (9), Mujica (9) and Y.Molina, T.Cruz. W—Wainwright 12-5. L—B.Norris 6-8. Sv—Mujica (24). HRs—St. Louis, Holliday (13). NATIONAL LEAGUE Wash. 010 000 001 — 2 7 2 Phila. 000 103 00x — 4 8 0 Jordan, Stammen (6), Krol (8) and K.Suzuki; Hamels, Bastardo (9) and Ruiz. W—Hamels 4-11. L—Jordan 0-2. Sv—Bastardo (2). HRs—Washington, Werth (9). Atlanta 012 011 100 — 6 11 1 Miami 031 000 000 — 4 7 2 Teheran, Walden (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann; H.Alvarez, Webb (7), A.Ramos (8) and Brantly. W— Teheran 7-4. L—H.Alvarez 0-1. Sv—Kimbrel (24). HRs—Atlanta, J.Upton (16). Miami, Brantly (1).

AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas 010 040 201 — 8 14 3 Baltimore 011 020 000 — 4 6 0 M.Perez, Frasor (7), Scheppers (8), Burns (9) and Pierzynski; Britton, Gausman (6), Matusz (7), O’Day (9) and Wieters. W—M.Perez 3-1. L—Britton 2-3. HRs—Texas, A.Beltre 2 (20). Baltimore, Machado (7). Toronto 000 Cleveland 000

Kansas City000 001 110 — 3 7 0 New York 100 000 000 — 1 6 0 Shields, Collins (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez; Sabathia and C.Stewart. W—Shields 4-6. L—Sabathia 9-7. Sv—G.Holland (22). HRs—Kansas City, Lough (3), B.Butler (8).

INTERLEAGUE Oakland 000 200 000 — 2 5 0 Pittsburgh 010 000 000 — 1 3 0 Straily, Doolittle (7), Cook (8), Balfour (9) and Jaso, D.Norris; Cole, Watson (8), Grilli (9) and R.Martin. W—Straily 6-2. L—Cole 4-2. Sv—Balfour (24). HRs—Oakland, Moss (16). Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (23).

Tuesday’s Major League Linescores

GB — 6 7 1/2 12

Jo.Johnson, Delabar (8) and Arencibia; U.Jimenez, Allen (7), J.Smith (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W—U.Jimenez 7-4. L—Jo.Johnson 1-4. Sv—C. Perez (10).

Minnesota 000 001 000 — 1 5 0 Tampa Bay 000 400 00x — 4 5 1 Gibson, Roenicke (7), Duensing (8), Fien (8) and Mauer; Archer, Al.Torres (7), McGee (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton. W—Archer 3-3. L—Gibson 1-2. Sv—Rodney (21).

Tuesday’s Games Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Washington 2 Atlanta 6, Miami 4 Chicago Cubs 7, L.A. Angels 2 Milwaukee 2, Cincinnati 0 St. Louis 9, Houston 5 L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, Late Colorado at San Diego, Late N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, Late

Tuesday’s Games Kansas City 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 2, Pittsburgh 1 Texas 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 3, Toronto 0 Chicago White Sox 11, Detroit 4 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago Cubs 7, L.A. Angels 2 St. Louis 9, Houston 5 Boston at Seattle, Late

National League East Division W L Pct 52 38 .578 46 44 .511 45 46 .495 38 48 .442


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Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX—Placed RHP Alex Wilson was placed on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Jackie Bradley Jr. from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Pawtucket. Selected RHP Brandon Workman from Pawtucket. DETROIT TIGERS—Placed 2B Omar Infante on the 15-day DL. Recalled INF Hernan Perez from Erie (EL). MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed LHP Caleb Thielbar on the bereavement list. Recalled RHP Michael Tonkin from Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed RHP Kendall Graveman and LHP Chad Girodo to minor league contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Activated OF Adam Eaton from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Charles Brewer to Reno (PCL). FLORIDA MARLINS—Recalled LHP Duane Below from New Orleans (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Called up RHP Gonzalez Germen from Las Vegas (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Called up RHP Luis Garcia from Lehigh Valley (IL). Optioned RHP Phillippe Aumont to Lehigh Valley. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed 2B Neil Walker on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7. Recalled INF Josh Harrison from Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Traded RHP Mitchell Boggs to Colorado for Colorado’s international signing bonus slot number four. Released INF Ty Wigginton. Purchased the contract of C Rob Johnson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Announced the resignation of president and CEO Tom Garfinkel. Named Ron Fowler interim president and CEO. Agreed to terms with OF Hunter Renfroe on a minor league contract. Recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Tucson (PCL). Optioned RHP Tyson Ross to Tucson. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed C Hector Sanchez on the 15-day DL. Called up RHP

Montreal Toronto Winnipeg Hamilton

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Saskatchewan B.C. Calgary Edmonton

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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. Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Sunday’s game (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt Whyte, Mtl 0 4 6 3 25 Milo, Sask 0 6 5 0 21 Gable, Ham 3 0 0 0 18 West, Cal 3 0 0 0 18 Congi, Ham 0 6 4 0 18 O’Neill, BC 0 4 4 2 18

BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Waived F DaJuan Summers. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Named Dee Brown assistant coach and director of player development,

Micah Nori assistant coach and Bill Pope advanced scout. Women’s National Basketball Association INDIANA FEVER—Signed coach Lin Dunn to a one-year contract extension through 2014. Promoted Stephanie White to associate head coach beginning next year. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed QB-RB Denard Robinson. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed S Eric Reid to a four-year contract. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Added OL Aderious Simmons to the practice roster. Released P Billy Pavlopoulos from the practice roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Named Jarrod Skalde assistant coach for Norfolk (AHL). Signed RW Zack Stortini and Dn Nolan Yonkman to one-year contracts. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Named Mark Osiecki assistant coach for Rockford (AHL). COLORADO AVALANCHE—Signed F Nathan MacKinnon to a three-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Re-signed F Andy Miele to a one-year contract. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Re-signed LW Jeff Hoggan and D Nathan Paetsch to two-year contracts. SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE—Agreed to terms with F Jared Gomes, F Jed Ortmeyer and D Zach Miskovic on one-year contracts. Signed F Trevor Lewis. ECHL ECHL—Named Valerie Persinger executive/ marketing assistant. MOTORSPORTS INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY—Named Doug Boles president.

Peewee AAA Braves pulled out a win against the St. Albert Cardinals The Red Deer Dairy Queen Braves won one of three weekend starts against the St. Albert Cardinals in peewee AAA baseball action. The Braves lost 10-8 to the Cardinals Saturday and 11-6 in their opener Sunday before taking a 6-5 victory in the nightcap. Cooper Jones took the loss Saturday, despite giving up only four earned runs as they committed six errors. Hunter Leslie was four-for-four at the plate with Ben Leblanc collecting three hits in four trips to the plate. Zach Baker had a hit and drove in three runs. The Braves held a 13-11 edge in hits. The opener Sunday saw Adam Junck work 4


HALL: A thrill Shanahan, who recorded 656 goals and 698 assists and won three Stanley Cups and an Olympic gold medal, probably has the best appreciation of this class as a whole. “Scott was definitely a guy — and Chris — hard to play against so when you got play with them, it was a thrill,” he said. “I can say that I spent years playing with Cheli and there’s not another guy that comes to mind that you consider going into a tough situation with that you want to have looking out for you and on your side.” Heaney fit into that category in the women’s game, becoming the third female player elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Already in the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame for her international accolades, this meant even more for the Irish-born defenceman who became one of Canada’s best. “As a child growing up you watch it on TV and it was a male game when I

1/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief of Baker. Rylan Eberle was two-for-four with a pair of RBIs. Both teams had nine hits. Leslie and Leblanc shared pitching duties in the win Sunday with Leblanc picking up the win as the Braves scored once in the bottom of the seventh. It was the first win of the season for the Braves against the Cardinals. They allowed just two earned runs while making three errors and outhit the Cards 11-5. Baker was four-for-four with two RBIs while Leslie had three hits and scored twice and Aidan Schafer had a pair of hits and two RBIs.

played,” Heaney said. “Going down to the Hall of Fame many times, you would never see any females, so you really didn’t think, ’Could this ever happen?’ I’m so glad that it has.” Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero wondered if this would ever happen for his father, Fred. Fred Shero died in 1990, but his two Stanley Cups as coach of the expansion-era Philadelphia Flyers and the innovations he made by hiring an assistant coach and instituting systems figured to make him a fit in the builder category. Ray Shero was playing football on the beach with his family Tuesday when he got the long-awaited call. “I never expected this to happen,” he said. “I think it’s a great step and an honour for my father, certainly.”

JAYS: Chances Johnson won his first career start against the Indians on May 20, 2012, while pitching for Miami. Toronto has lost each of Johnson’s last three starts. The Blue Jays are 5-10 since win-

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Sunday, July 14 Chicago at Vancouver, 5 p.m. GOLD CUP GROUP STAGE GROUP A Panama Martinique Mexico Canada

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Friday, July 12 Chivas USA at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Michael Kickham from Fresno (PCL). Purchased the contract of 2b Kensuke Tanaka from Fresno. Designated OF Cole Gillespie for assignment. Agreed to terms with OF Jeff Francoeur on a minor league contract. Carolina League WINSTON-SALEM DASH—Announcd C Jeremy Dowdy was assigned to the team from Birmingham (SL). American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed LHP Drew Coffey. Released LHP Jake Wortham. LINCOLN SALTDOGS—Sold the contract of C Jose Gil to New York (AL). ST. PAUL SAINTS—Signed C Nick Ammirati. WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed RHP Lincoln Holdzkom. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Signed OF Tyler Graham. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Announced the contract of LHP Eric Niesen was purchased by Boston (AL). Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed RHP Andrew Wells. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS—Released OF Robby Kuzdale. Traded UTL Kyle Robinson to Windy City for a player to be named. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS—Released RHP Doug Shields. ROCKFORD AVIATORS—Signed LHP Jesus Del Rosario. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS—Released INF Michael Demperio. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Released INF C.J. Gillman.

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Saturday, July 13 Montreal at New York, 5 p.m. Houston at New England, 5:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 Panama vs. Martinique Mexico vs. Canada Friday, July 12 Trinidad & Tobago vs. Haiti Honduras vs. El Salvador

Young leads Catalinas to strong showing at Alberta championships Twelve-year-old Josh Young led the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club to a strong showing at the Speedo age group and senior provincial championships in Edmonton during the weekend. Young became the fastest swimmer in the country while winning the 12-year-old boys’ 100 and 200-metre breaststroke. His times were one minute 11.17 seconds in the 100m and 2:34.08 in the 200m “It was fun to have so many team members there to support Josh and cheer him on as he raced his last weekend as a 12 year-old,” said Catalina head coach Mandi Smith. “To witness Canadian swimming history made by one of our own athletes was a proud moment for all of us.” Young also won gold in the 50m breaststroke and 200m Individual Medley and silver in the 200m freestyle. Rebecca Smith, 13, won the 50 and 100m freestyle, 50 and 200m backstroke and 200 and 400m I.M. while taking second in the 200m freestyle. The relay team of Smith, Breana Menzel, Kristen Trepanier and Emma MacDermaid won gold in 14-and-under girls’ 400m medley and silver in the 400m freestyle relay. Kennedy Townsend, 12, finished second in the 800 and 1,500m freestyle and 200m butterfly while Trepanier, 14, was second in the 100 and 200m butterfly. Madalyn Smith, 15, won silver in the 50m breaststroke. The girls’ 14-and-under 800m freestyle relay team of Rebecca Smith, Emma Barschel, Trepanier and MacDermaid were second. MacDermaid, 14, placed third in the 400 and 800m freestyle while Marshal Parker, 17, was third in the 50m butterfly and 200m I.M. Menzel, 14, took third in the 50 and 200m breaststroke and Brianna Bailey, 18, third in the 200m breaststroke. Bailey, Parker and Madalyn Smith will compete at the Canadian summer nationals in Pointe Claire, Que., July 17-20, while Bailey, Haley Jaques, MacDermaid, Parker, Madalyn Smith, Rebecca Smith, Trepanier, Lainie Wareham and Young will be at the Canadian age group nationals in Montreal, July 24-29. Bailey and Parker will compete in the Canada Summer Games, Aug. 2-10, in Sherbrooke, Que., as part of Team Alberta.

ning 11 straight from June 11-23. “We outhit them, but we just didn’t outscore them,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “That’s what hurts. We had our chances, but we just couldn’t get that big hit tonight.” NOTES: The start of Tuesday’s game was delayed by rain for 36 minutes. ... RHP Danny Salazar will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start Thursday’s game and make his major league debut for the Indians. ... Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (left knee) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehabilitation assignment Friday, but will not be activated until after the All-Star break. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 28. ... Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (left ankle) had his rehab assignment shifted to Triple-A Buffalo after playing seven games at Single-A and Double-A.

GAMES: Perfect 4-0 In beach volleyball, Canada went a perfect 4-0 thanks to two wins by the men’s pair of Grant O’Gorman of Toronto and Samuel Pedlow of Bar-

rie, Ont., and one victory apiece by the women’s duos of Melissa HumanaParedes of Toronto and Taylor Pischke of Winnipeg, and Rachel Cockrell of Winnipeg and Charlotte Sider of Toronto. All three Canadian squads are now in the double-elimination playoff round. In tennis, Isade Juneau of Repentigny, Que., won his opening singles match 6-0, 6-2, while Phil Anderson of Halifax and Christiaan Lee-Daigle of Tecumseh, Ont. prevailed 6-1, 6-0 in their doubles opener. Dominique Harmath of Toronto and Kristina Sanjevic of Edmonton lost in women’s singles. In weightlifting, Roody St-Pierre of Lachute, Que., and Samuel Pietracupa of Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., placed 15th and 16th in the 69kg overall final, respectively. In fencing, Scott Dudiak of Saskatoon and Francois Provencher of Ottawa were both stopped in the round of 64 of the men’s foil tournament. In synchronized swimming, Samantha Nealon of Guelph, Ont., scored 83.750 to finish the solo competition in sixth place.

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Sprinters control course in Stage 10 100TH TOUR DE FRANCE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


The pack rides during the tenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 197 kilometers (123.1 miles) with start in in Saint-Gildas-des-Bois and finish in SaintMalo, Brittany region, western France, Tuesday. plained after he picked himself up, climbed back on his bike and rode through the finish to his Argos-Shimano team bus, where a shoal of impatient, sharp-elbowed reporters waited. “He touched my handlebars and knocked me over.” Cavendish was adamant this wasn’t deliberate. The Briton with 24 Tour stage wins lost his temper with a reporter who asked if he was at fault, grabbing his voice recorder. “I touched with him. But the road’s bearing left. I know you’re trying to get all the ‘Oh, Mark Cavendish, a really bad sprint again.’ The road’s bearing left. Two hundred and fifty meters to go, the road bears left... I followed the road,” he said. “So I think if anyone’s trying to get, ‘Oh, Mark Cavendish, dangerous


‘Bones’ Jones says Silva paid price for disrespecting his gift BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — At first, Jon (Bones) Jones put it down to the “war gods.” Then, upon further review, he pointed the finger at karma. Either way someone made Anderson Silva pay for disrespecting Chris (The All-American) Weidman in the cage Saturday night, according to Jones. Silva’s loss has proved to be Jones’ gain. The UFC’s light-heavyweight champion has taken over as No. 1 in the MMA organization’s pound-forpound fighter rankings in the wake of Silva’s upset loss to Weidman. Silva, an icon in the sport who had won all 16 of his previous UFC fights, fell off his pedestal with a thud after clowning his way to a loss. As he has done in previous fights, the Brazilian middleweight champion dropped his hands and invited his opponent to hit him. This time, the 38-yearold Silva’s reflexes failed him and Weidman connected, felling him before finishing him off on the ground with a few blows. Jones managed to praise and bury Silva at the same time when the topic came up at Tuesday’s news conference to promote his September UFC 165 title defence in Toronto against Sweden’s Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson. “I think that Anderson Silva is a magnificent fighter. I think that he has an extraordinary gift,” Jones said. “I think he’s got to the point where he really believes in his gift and he’s comfortable with his gift. “And he abuses his gift. He disrespected the gift by disrespecting his opponent.” Jones, who turns 26 on July 19, noted that martial arts is built around honour, integrity and treating people with respect. “He somehow lost sight of that and he paid the ultimate price for it,” Jones added. “I’m not over the Anderson Silva hype train. I know exactly where he was at, you could tell where he was at by the way he was fighting. I think he was fighting at a masterful level. “I think just got disrespectful and the war gods just made him pay for it. But he’s still that great Anderson Silva in my books.” After the news conference, Jones used Twitter to adjust his comments slightly. “Didn’t mean to say ”War Gods“ I was meaning karma,” he tweeted. Silva dropped to No. 3 in the UFC pound-forpound ratings, allowing welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre to move up one spot to No. 2. The rankings are decided by media voting. Jones seemed less than enthused about becoming the sport’s No.1, saying it “doesn’t really feel real.” “To become No. 1 because Anderson lost doesn’t really make me feel like I accomplished anything,” he said. “It doesn’t feel real. It doesn’t feel earned,” he added. “Winning this fight (against Gustafsson) will make me feel a little better about it.” Jones said he will look to continue winning, to make his claim to No. 1 more legitimate. Gustafsson was shocked by the Silva loss, but said it gives him “a spark, a motivation.” Jones is coming off a first-round win over Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 in April during which he broke his big toe. Jones didn’t realize he was hurt until his post-fight news conference in the cage when interviewer Joe Rogan looked down and saw the toe was pointing in the wrong direction. The champion said Tuesday while the toe was getting better, he had been focusing on his boxing to avoid stress on it. “I wear a boxing boot,” he said of his training regimen. “Alexander having such great hands, I think it’s really important for me to be sharp there in that department.” Gustafsson (15-1) has also had to heal up. In April, he missed out on a main event in his hometown of Stockholm against Gegard Mousasi when the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation grounded him because of a cut in training.

sprint’, I think you’re in the wrong there, you know?” The race jury studied video of the incident but took no action, allowing Cavendish to keep his third place behind Kittel and stage runner-up Andre Greipel, another German who won the finishing sprint on Stage 6. Kittel also gave Cavendish the benefit of the doubt. “I cannot imagine that it was on purpose because it was a very hectic situation and it was just the last moment of the sprint,” he said. “Sometimes that is something which just happens. Having luxuriated Monday in their first rest day, riders were generally content Tuesday to race at a leisurely pace. The pack allowed five riders to race away and build up a lead — and then reeled them in as teams set up

Toronto FC trades Silva, could pave the way for star Forlan BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Toronto FC had no high-profile signing to announce Tuesday, no Diego Forlan or anyone resembling the Uruguay international. But the 2-8-7 MLS team did make a move to create some roster payroll flexibility for a new acquisition, trading attacking midfielder Luis Silva to D.C. United for allocation money. “It’s really unfortunate, Luis has been so great for Toronto FC, he’s been fantastic,” head coach Ryan Nelsen said Tuesday after training. “But there’s an opportunity I think, and the money that we get is extremely valuable.” Nelsen said, with new players expected to be coming Toronto’s way, it was a move that was going to be made sooner or later. D.C. United, languishing in the league basement at 2-13-4, hopes Silva can spark an offence that has scored a league-worst eight goals in 19 games. “Luis is an exciting and creative young player with tremendous technical ability,” D.C. United GM Dave Kasper said in a statement. “He has shown the capacity to manufacture and score goals.” Silva, 24, was the fourth player


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taken in the 2012 Major League Soccer draft. A college teammate of United’s Chris Pontius at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Silva scored seven goals in 54 appearances in all competitions for Toronto. Silva is slated to make US$105,400 this season. Adding allocation money also helps the Toronto bottom line. “I wanted to make it a win for the player and a win for the club,” Nelsen said. “It’s not an easy decision by any means and I spent a long time contemplating it and thinking about it. We’ve got young players that have really stepped up and we didn’t know that they were going to, which does help. And obviously with potential additions coming in we needed to free up some cap room to improve the squad.” With players away for international duty and with reinforcements yet to arrive, it could leave TFC a little short. The club plays at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. “It’s a wee bit awkward, the timing is not perfect,” Nelsen said, “But we had to make a move, it was pretty much on the table, we had to do it. We might be hurting for one or two games but for the long run it will be better for the club.” Nelsen did not get into specif-


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ics on possible new players. “Everyone is working very hard and hopefully we can get something done pretty soon with numerous players,” he said. There has been speculation that among the players Toronto is trying to bring in is Forlan. But Nelsen dodged the question. “He’s contracted with a club, isn’t he down in Brazil somewhere?” Nelsen said. “He’s a player who is under contract so I can’t really talk about him. But he’s a good player.” Forlan is playing with Internacional in Brazil and on Monday was quoted as saying that he wanted to stay with that club at least through the 2014 World Cup. Toronto FC striker Robert Earnshaw is in his first season with Toronto FC and the trading of Silva was a reminder of how things can be in MLS with the salary cap. “It’s tough,” Earnshaw said. “This is what I’m learning about this league. To see a good player not with us and a friend as well, this is what the tough situation is in this league. We wish Luis all the best because he’s a great player, a great kid, a great guy. His brain is right. What I mean by that is that he wants to work and he wants to be successful and he’s got that drive.”


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SAINT-MALO, France — Hitting the asphalt at something like 60 kilometres per hour flayed off a patch of skin from Tom Veelers’ right thigh. Blood snaked down his leg from his sliced-up right knee. His white jersey was torn and soiled. “Bruised and scratched from all sides,” said the big Dutchman when asked how he felt. “But ... yeah, OK.” In short, Stage 10 was another day at the office for the charging-bull sprinters of the Tour de France. Chris Froome, the race leader, isn’t a sprinter. The Briton was just relieved to survive unscathed all the pushing and shoving on two wheels. The “worst nightmare,” he said, for riders like him — lighter, less muscular and with eyes fixed on reaching the podium in Paris on July 21 — is to be felled by crashes like the one that floored Veelers on Tuesday in SaintMalo. The fall came in the shadow of the Brittany port’s crenelated fortified walls, with spectators crammed cheek by jowl like oysters in crates. “Every day you get through with the yellow jersey is a blessing,” Froome said. “So I’m happy just to tick that one off.” Veelers’ job is to help launch his teammate, sprinter Marcel Kittel, in the final mad dash for the line. He did that just fine on Tuesday, because Kittel won — becoming the first rider at this 100th Tour to win two stages, having also won Stage 1. As Kittel sprinted away, rival Mark Cavendish hared after the German. In doing so, Cavendish’s left arm barged into Veelers’ right arm. Because both were riding at such speed, the contact was enough to tip the Dutch rider over. “Marcel went all the way left and Cavendish dived to the left, I think to try to follow Marcel,” Veelers ex-

their sprinters to compete in the final dash. The 197-kilometre jaunt from the Brittany town of Saint-Gildas-Des-Bois to Saint-Malo on its northern coast took the race past Plesse, where Lucien Mazan was born in 1882. Better known as Lucien Petit-Breton, he won the Tour in 1907 and 1908. Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal was the top Canadian at 41st in the overall classification, 27 minutes and 48 seconds off the pace. Hesjedal, who is racing with a broken rib, finished Stage 10 1:40 befind the leaders. David Veilleux of Quebec City was in 131st overall, while Svein Tuft of Langley, B.C., was in 181st. On Wednesday, the focus shifts away from the sprinters and back to Froome and his rivals for overall victory. Stage 11 — a time trial where the riders all race individually against the clock — could be one of the most visually spectacular of this Tour where every day already has delivered a feast for the eyes. The 33-kilometre course loops from the Normandy port of Avranches, with its memorial to U.S. Gen. George S. Patton, to the breathtaking Mont-SaintMichel, a Gothic-style Benedictine abbey and walled village that towers skyward from an islet perched in a bay. Froome got bronze in the time trial — a specialist discipline — at last year’s London Olympics. This year, he used a wind tunnel in Southampton, England, to improve his position on his time trial bike. As race leader, Froome will set out last on Wednesday afternoon in his canary yellow jersey. He aims to grow the time gaps he opened on Saturday, when he demoralized rivals by blowing them away on a climb in the Pyrenees mountains. The Tour runner-up last year behind Sky teammate Bradley Wiggins, Froome already has a lead of one minute 25 seconds over second-placed Alejandro Valverde. Another Spaniard, two-time champion Alberto Contador, is 1:51 off Froome, in sixth.

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FREE SLURPEES AT 7-ELEVEN ON THURSDAY People who want an icy drink can belly up to a 7-Eleven store on Thursday. Each Alberta store is offering 1,500 free 12-ounce slurpees to mark its 44th birthday on July 11. The three Red Deer stores are in Riverside Meadows at 5925 54th Ave., downtown at 4702 50th St. and in Eastview at 3803 40th Ave.

RIDE FOR YOUTH ENDS HERE ON SUNDAY A national award winning program, the David Thompson Ride For Youth, ends in to Red Deer on Sunday. The Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer sponsor the event that brings 23 longriders on a 1,000-km trek from Banff through the mountain parks and David Thompson country. The tour started July 2 and ends on Sunday. Cyclists gain pledges to raise money to send underprivileged children to camp. They have been training and gathering pledges for the past four months. Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling will acknowledge their accomplishment with a presentation at 4 p.m. You can follow the riders on Facebook by going to Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer.

Scouting fun, games, skills A whirlwind week of fun, games and Scouting has brought about 6,500 people to a camp on Sylvan Lake. Camp Woods on the west side of Sylvan Lake has swelled in size with some major renovations to accommodate 5,000 Scouts and about 1,500 volunteers from across Canada. They are all in Central Alberta for the 2013 Scouts Canada Jamboree. The first Scouts arrived on Friday and began pitching their tents in various group camping areas set up at Camp Woods. While at the jamboree, Scouts have an opportunity to participate in numerous activities. Activities at Camp Woods’ grounds include sailing, swimming, canoeing, wall climbing, stilt-walking, archery, ziplining, volleyball, wall climbing, badge trading, a low-ropes course and more. Scouts also had the chance to leave Camp Woods on day trips to places like the Calgary Stampede, West Edmonton Mall and the Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site. The Jamboree runs until Saturday, when the Scouts depart the site.

Amaan Mangalji of the 27 Richmond Scout Troop attempts to go from one platform to the next in the low ropes course made especially for the 2013 Scouts Canada Jamboree.

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Patrick Rivet, back, Lucas Skolseg, left, Andy Skolseg, centre, and Sean Connolly of the Third Guelph Scout Troop paddle a slowly sinking wooden boat. Teams attempted to sink each other as part of the activity at Camp Woods near Sylvan Lake at the 2013 Scouts Canada Jamboree.

CORRECTION A photo caption on Page A2 in Tuesday’s Advocate had an incorrect date. The official opening of the spray park north of the Golden Circle will be Aug. 13.

Tom Randall, of St. Albert Scout Troop 12, jumps overboard as Ross Freeman-Marsh, of North Okanagan Venturers, steers the sailboat. Randall’s fellow troop member Brandon Chosley also prepares to go overboard at the Scouts Canada Jamboree at Camp Woods near Sylvan Lake.

Eric Mullen, left, and Lindsay Lacroix program a robotic remote controlled vehicle. The robot was part of the Scouts Canada new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program launched at the Canada Jamboree at Camp Woods near Sylvan Lake. The STEM program will bring these elements into activities and projects for Scout troops across the country.

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A champion for seniors and Women of Excellence Award winner is entering the race for a seat on Red Deer city council. Nine years after Dawna Morey unsuccessfully made a run for council, the 59-year-old is stepping back into the political spotlight. “I just really believe I have a lot to contribute,” said Morey, who ran in 2004 when her name was Dawna Barnes. Morey is the project Dawna Morey co-ordinator of the Alberta Generations Project

(Central Alberta Project Intergeneration Elder Abuse Initiative), which is designed to address the risk and social factors that make seniors vulnerable. Morey has been active in the community, serving on various committees and boards. They include Rotary Red Deer Sunrise, and Community Information and Referral Society. She was recognized in the community building category of the Women of Excellence Awards in 2011. “As we continue to grow and face some of the challenges that go along with growth, we are going to be challenged with how we manage our budgets and how we get the best bang for our buck,” said Morey. “Sometimes there are some tough decisions we have to make in order to have those efficiencies in place to provide our residents with the best opportunity to have

that safe, vibrant community.” Her platform focuses on community development, infrastructure, economic development, and community safety and wellness. Morey said the non-profit organizations in Red Deer face certain challenges and she would like to see the municipality further support those groups and the work they do. Morey has lived in Red Deer since 1996. She is married to Gary McCaskill and they have four grown children and seven grandchildren. She owns a consulting firm in Red Deer.

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Weapons cache trial set A man accused of caching weapons at a rural home near Crestomere will stand trial next May. Darcy Wedlund, 39, was arrested on weapons and wildlife charges by officers from a variety of units after a raid at the residence on Jan. 25, 2012. Police allege they seized dozens of weapons, including eight handguns and more than 70 long-barrelled guns. Units taking part in the raid and investigation included RCMP emergency response teams from Red Deer and Hobbema, Ponoka RCMP, RCMP air services, RCMP Edmonton bomb disposal unit, RCMP national weapons enforcement team, RCMP Calgary customs and excise unit and Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Wedlund goes to trial in Wetaskiwin Court of Queen’s Bench on May 12 to 16 on 15 weapons charges. Those charges include trafficking firearms, possession of prohibited weapons, possession of explosives, unsafe storage of firearms and possession of weapons while prohibited. Wedlund is also facing charges under the Alberta Wildlife Act. A decision on how those charges will proceed is to be addressed in Wetaskiwin provincial court on May 20, 2014.


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Construction on the home at 410 Teasdale Drive began Monday as part of the Build a Kid to Cure campaign to raise money for the Kids Cancer Foundation. The home is being built by volunteers and Laebon Homes, who built a home last year in just four days.

Councillors lock horns over conflict perceptions BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Two Red Deer city councillors who own downtown businesses are at odds over what could be perceived as a conflict of interest. On Monday, city council endorsed collecting, assessing and calculating taxes on behalf of the Downtown Business Association. Council voted to continue recovering 50 per cent of the business revitalization zone costs. But things turned awkward shortly after the debate was nearly concluded when Coun. Chris Stephan excused himself because of pecuniary interests. Stephan has a law practice on Ross Street. Coun. Paul Harris, who also owns a downtown business, was quick to note Stephan’s departure put him in an awkward position that could be perceived as a conflict by the public. Harris said the city clerk has determined there is no conflict and there is a councillor who has “abdicated his responsibility to this council because they disagree.” Coun. Tara Veer jumped in on a point of privilege and accused Harris of using “inflammatory” remarks and suggested that Harris rephrase his wording. Director of Corporate Services Elaine Vincent settled the matter by saying it is up to each member of council to determine if they are in a conflict of interest or pecuniary interest situation and it is not the role of administration. Vincent said councillors must carefully consider their personal circum-


stances to determine if they are what could be considered a pecuniary interest situation. Vincent said the Municipal Government Act says in a situation like this there is not likely a pecuniary interest situation but may be considered “an interest in common.” “That’s when you have to use your own individual judgment as a member of council to determine whether or not the public perception would perceive you to be in a conflict situation,” said Vincent. Following the tutorial, Harris said he chose to stay because he has a conscience on the matter. “I was elected to represent the citizenry of this community, which includes our downtown business association,” said Harris. “For me it would be a personal choice to be here because that is my role and duty as a councillor . . . I am sitting here unbiased looking at the topic and what’s best for our community as a whole.” In 2012, the cost of administering the process was $18,935 with recovery at 50 per cent or $9,468. Council also agreed to review the actual costs in two years. The city is looking to eventually recover 100 per cent of the costs. In other council news:

● The Gaetz Avenue Vision report was adopted as a planning tool along Gaetz Avenue. The vision focuses on boulevards, centre median, feature node intersections, property improvement, downtown gateway and redevelopment. According to the document, the plan is intended “to enhance and improve business opportunities, visitor impressions, civic pride and overall function of Gaetz Avenue.” The plan is expected to be rolled out over the next 25 to 30 years. Proj-

ects and initiatives within the lengthy document will come before council for approval. ● City council dipped into its Safety Charter funds to allocate $29,000 to the Crime Prevention Centre to offset the operational costs to Feb. 28, 2014. ● Council agreed to defer the submission of a notice of intent to annex land for a minimum of two years. This will allow administration to determine population growth and land trends and time to plan for the future. The last city annexation was in 2009. ● Public hearings will be held in council chambers starting at 6 p.m. on Aug. 16 for the Timberlands North Area Structure Pan Amendment and the Timberlands North Land Use Bylaw Amendment. Council gave first reading to both plans.

Suspended sentence ordered MAN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ,BOMB THREAT BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A suspended sentence with a year on probation was ordered on Tuesday for a Red Deer labourer arrested for sexually assaulting a nurse and for calling a bomb threat that forced evacuation of a meat processing plant. On Aug. 22, 2012, members of the Red Deer City RCMP were called to the intensive care unit at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre after a nurse complained that a patient’s husband had grabbed her by the buttocks and made inappropriate comments while she was caring for his wife. Police determined that the man was drunk and he was arrested at the scene on a charge of sexual assault. Released from custody while awaiting court proceedings, the man was picked up again in November by RCMP investigating a bomb threat that caused an evacuation at the Olymel pork processing plant. Police were called on the morning of Nov. 9 by staff who discovered a bomb threat among messages left the night before on an automated line used by workers to call in sick.

Rhyce Goldwyn Astley, 64, pleaded guilty in Red Deer provincial court to sexual assault and breaching conditions of his release. Additional charges of uttering threats and leaving false messages were withdrawn. In his client’s defence, lawyer Will Willms said Astley had been “self medicating” with alcohol to help deal with the illness facing his wife of 41 years. Norma Astley had been in palliative care at the hospital and died in September. Alcohol use is no excuse but it does explain bad judgment, Willms said in his submission to Judge Jim Hunter. Astley has been addressing his alcohol issues, including taking a one-week residential program at a treatment centre, said Willms. Hunter offered a suspended sentence with 12 months on probation, including an order that Astley abstain from alcohol and seek further treatment for substance abuse. Astley was also ordered to surrender a sample of DNA to the RCMP and his name has been placed on the National Sex Offenders Registry for a period of 10 years.



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Team hopes to make progress on MERS QUESTIONS REMAIN UNANSWERED ABOUT THE VIRUS THAT CAUSES MIDDLE EASTERN RESPIRATORY SYNDROME BY HELEN BRANSWELL THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — This week experts from around the world will begin meeting to advise the World Health Organization on the new MERS coronavirus. One of the key reasons the so-called emergency committee is being called together at this point, a senior WHO official says, is because so many questions remain unanswered about the virus that causes Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome. “There’s a whole lot of information which we don’t understand,” Dr. Keiji Fukuda, assistant director general for health security and the environment, says of the WHO’s unexpected move, announced Friday. Efforts to find the source of the MERS virus and to answer basic questions about the way it moves into and among people have been frustratingly slow to yield results. A decade ago, when the SARS virus emerged, developments moved much more rapidly. Within two-and-a-half months of the new disease hitting the world’s radar, scientists in Hong Kong had found the SARS coronavirus in civet cats, which are eaten as a delicacy in the part of southern China where SARS emerged. More than a year after the MERS virus was first isolated, the world still has no idea how this new coronavirus is finding its way into human lungs in several Middle Eastern countries, most notably Saudi Arabia.

But there is renewed hope that the ed, very difficult. A major impediment work of a renowned U.S. research team to getting an answer,” he says. may begin to pay dividends. All Saudi samples destined for LipThe scientists, from the Center for kin’s lab that are from ungulates — Infection and Immunity in the Mail- hooved mammals such as goats, camman School of Public Health at Colum- els, sheep — will be pre-tested for foot bia University, hope to soon be able to and mouth disease virus at the U.S. begin testDepartment ing animal of Agricul‘THERE’S A WHOLE LOT OF samples imture’s Aniported from mal Disease INFORMATION WHICH WE DON’T Saudi AraCenter on UNDERSTAND.’ bia. Plum Island, It’s beoff the tip of — DR. KEIJI FUKUDA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Long Island, lieved the GENERAL FOR WHO’S HEALTH SECURITY N.Y. new MERS AND THE ENVIRONMENT virus origiIf samples nated in bats are found but is probto be free of ably infecting people via some animal the virus, they will be released to Lipor animals that serve as a bridge. kin’s laboratory, where scientists will Getting the samples into the United be able to begin studying them to look States has been a lengthy endeavour, for MERS or MERS-like viruses, or for says centre director Dr. Ian Lipkin, antibodies to the virus. who is famed at finding new viruses. These specimens may arrive in the That’s because of U.S. rules de- U.S. this week, Lipkin says. “And then signed to keep the country free of the we’ll get into gear doing the molecular foot and mouth disease virus, a highly and serological assays.” contagious and economically devasLipkin says he doesn’t know how tating pathogen that infects hooved many animal samples there will be animals. in the shipment or how many types of Saudi Arabia has foot and mouth animals have been sampled. The specdisease, so technically, specimens imens were taken during his team’s that might contain the virus cannot be second trip to Saudi Arabia, in April. brought into the United States. LipA previous shipment of bat samples kin says it has taken months to devise that were collected during a trip his a work-around, but one has been ap- team made last October contained proved. what he felt was a highly promising “And it’s gone all the way up, frank- lead. ly, to the White House. Very complicatA small trace of virus taken from an

insect-eating bat looked to be a match for the MERS virus. But the samples in the shipment arrived in poor condition — essentially ruined. “So we had a lead. We tracked the lead. Unfortunately we don’t have enough material to be absolutely confident of the finding. That is what it is and I can’t pretend it’s anything else,” Lipkin says. Asked if he feels any closer to finding the source of the virus, he admits to frustration. “What I want to do is to go in with a large team and collect thousands of bats across the country and do this in a rigorous, concerted, thorough and definitive fashion. That’s what I really want to do,” Lipkin says. “Right now I’m jumping here, I’m jumping there, I’m capturing what I can. And it’s not ideal.” To do that, though, he needs resources. Much of the work to date has been unfunded. “Are people concerned about MERS? Or are they not concerned about MERS? There’s no big push at this point,” he notes. In addition to the research aimed at identifying the virus’s reservoir, Lipkin’s team is trying to help answer another key MERS question: Are there mild or symptom-free cases that are evading detection? Most diseases have a spectrum of illness, with severe cases making up the tip of the iceberg. So far with MERS, only the tip has been visible. More than half of known cases have died.

Canadian named to committee that will advise WHO on MERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A top official of the Public Health Agency of Canada has been named to a special panel to advise the World Health Organization on the new MERS coronavirus. Dr. Theresa Tam has had years of experience with the public health agency. She has worked in both respiratory diseases and pandemic preparedness and more recently as branch head for the health security infrastructure branch. Tam is one of 15 experts from around the world who have been named to the WHO’s so-called emergency committee, which will hold its first teleconference on Tuesday. The group is being asked to assess the evolving situation and offer the WHO guidance on how to handle the outbreak, which to date has claimed at least 44 lives. Its first order of business will be to decide whether the outbreak qualifies as a public health emergency of inter-

national concern under the provisions of a global health treaty called the International Health Regulations. Other members of the committee include Dr. Martin Cetron, head of global migration and quarantine at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Prof. Maria Zambon, director for reference microbiology services with Public Health England, and Dr. Ziad Memish, deputy minister of health for Saudi Arabia, the country which to date has recorded the most MERS cases. Members of the committee are experts in infection control, epidemiology and public health, and come from a range of countries. The WHO announced that it was convening an emergency committee on MERS, which has infected at least 80 people since April 2012. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the WHO official who announced the formation of the committee, explained that while the agency doesn’t currently feel MERS is a full-fledged crisis, it made sense to get outside advice on the situation at this point. “This is a situation which makes us

uneasy, but we can’t say that it’s a fullblown global pandemic. “But we would like to have it assessed by other people too and have that input,” Fukuda, assistant directorgeneral for health security and the environment, said in an interview. The release announcing the committee’s membership contained conflict of interest declarations for two members of the committee, Zambon and Prof. Babacar Ndoye, a consultant and trainer in hospital hygiene, infection control and patient safety, from Dakar, Senegal. The statement said Ndoye is in the

process of setting up a training program in Senegal on hygiene and infection control, though the program has no relationship with industry. Zambon, who has been with Public Health England (formerly known as the Health Protection Agency) since 1994, has as part of her government responsibilities liaised with industry on topics including vaccines and antiviral drugs. While the agency has received industry funds through collaborative research and development agreements, Zambon has not personally received funding, the statement said.






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Daughters should let father make decisions Dear Annie: My parents bought a put in her will that the property should house 15 years ago. When Mom died go to her children, please give it to Dad seven years later, Dad decided to re- without strings. finance and take Mom’s name off the He has been living with this woman deed. The bank needed a co-signer, so for four years. There doesn’t seem to my sister and I agreed to be be any physical or emotionthe co-borrowers. al abuse, nor is she trying to Dad is now 75. Four steal his money and leave years ago, he married a him. 47-year-old divorcee with a If she’s taking advantage 22-year-old daughter. of him, he doesn’t object. We Since then, they have know you want to protect been living on my dad’s SoDad, but if he is of sound cial Security without makmind, please let him make ing any effort to get a job. these decisions on his own Now he wants to sell the — for better or worse. house and move to Mexico Dear Annie: I was sitting to be closer to her family. in my car at the drugstore I asked Dad to give us when a couple came out of MITCHELL what would have been half the building, and the man & SUGAR of Mom’s share to be split started taking pictures of my among his seven children. car with his smartphone. I He doesn’t want to give us put my hand up and asked anything. But without my him to stop photographing signature, he can’t sell the property. me. The woman started yelling, saying I’m concerned that this woman is I was in a parking lot and she could taking advantage of my father. What take pictures of whatever she wants. should I do? — Not Fair Why does everyone think that just Dear Not Fair: Unless your mother because their phones can snap pic-


to see them are costly and unpleasant. We receive no financial help from them, nor do we expect it. They’ve also made it clear that they don’t plan to leave us anything when they die. It makes us sad that our kids will never have a strong bond with their grandparents. “Pa and Ma” sound like they want to spend time with the grandkids, want to help out and want to be a big part of their lives. If they lived near us, we would “adopt” them as our kids’ grandparents so they could spend time together. We have done this with seniors at our church, who let our kids call them “Grandma and Grandpa.” Please suggest to “Pa and Ma” that they look in their area for a family with young children who would love to have them in their lives. — Two Sides to Every Story in New England Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.


HOROSCOPE Wednesday, July 10 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Sofia Vergara, 41; Adrian Grenier, 37; Chiwetel Ejiofor, 36 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon in Leo brings a funloving attitude and the eagerness to bring out our inner child and express ourselves in most honest and demonstrative kind of ways. A conjunction to Venus denotes loving affections and kindness in relations to one another. The Moon trines Uranus, which promises a few pleasing surprises today. It’s a great day for social gatherings, parties and simply commemorating the good old times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you will have a huge desire to pamper yourself from all points of view. This year, keep a tight reign over your bank cards because your generous spirit may become too optimistic in terms of spending. There is no doubt that good foods and luxurious items will spark your interest. You will acquire something really expensive this year. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Romance and socializing come hand in hand for you today. Indulge yourself into pleasurable activities and unleash your inner self. A new love may flourish at this time making you enlightened with hope and a zest for life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Host a get-together at your own place today. You will likely spend quality time together while sharing intimate yet soulful conversations. There’s a serene vibe that dominates throughout the day which makes you feel in harmony with yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You speak with dignity and with a love for words. You are inclined to conduct conversations which put everyone at ease. Confrontations don’t appeal to you today. Community work and socializing are excellent for developing new contacts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your monetary state seems favourable to you. You are at peace with what you have gained and saved this far, at least in terms of security. You may have your eyes on a particular item that’s been on your mind for far too long. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Everyone appreciates your presence and your popularity amongst your peers increases. Your benevolence and good spirit attracts everyone like a magnet. You are definitely in your element today and ready to sing out loud a few happy tunes. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This is a day where you prefer to take it easy and simply live in the moment. It is not a

tures they can take a photo of anyone they want, whenever they choose? — Annoyed Dear Annoyed: Because they can. Unless they use the photo for illegal purposes, they can take pictures of your car and anything else. If you see the photo posted online, you can ask that it be removed, but there are no guarantees they will cooperate. In fact, this particular couple sounds excessively rude, irritating and a bit immature. Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do about it. Dear Annie: We read the letter from “Pa and Ma,” who were hurt that the stepchildren spent more time with the in-laws. They asked whether they should move across the country to be closer to their son. We have two young children and love our parents. However, years ago, we moved far away for better jobs. Both sets of grandparents are in their 60s and retired. They are fairly uninvolved in our lives and visit perhaps once every two or three years. They never offer to babysit and refuse if we ask. Our visits


SUN SIGNS typical day which characterizes your persona, but today, you are willing to make an exception. Solitude and peaceful environments appeal to you greatly. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are in sync with your group and seem to get along just fine. You are more than satisfied knowing that you all are on the same wavelength. Go out and have some joyous times with your usual circle. New alliances could help you further your goals. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Poise and charm will get you anywhere today. Be at your best today as this is one of those days where first impressions last for a while. Keep your personal life in control as it may come out in the open. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You awake with a sudden urge to go somewhere far away to some exotic land. The idea of escaping reality for something new and unusual really attracts you. If you are in publishing or simply writing your memoir, this is your day. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You may hear favourable news concerning a loan or money that is being owed to you. Dive into the world of unknown as it could reveal something interesting to your ears. Intimate affairs bring you tremendous bliss and much fulfilment. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): One-on-one alliances are going in perfect harmony for you today. The ideas you evoke now seem to have the kind of response you have been waiting for. A sizzling romance or creative endeavours will offer you some exquisite surprises. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may find it hard to resist the temptation to indulge in rich foods or some appealing desserts. Intemperance can make you feel both at peace and guilty. Co-workers will be more supportive today. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/ columnist.


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South Korean child with lab-made windpipe dies three months after experimental surgery THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — A 2-year-old girl who was implanted with a windpipe grown from her own stem cells has died, three months after she became the youngest person to receive the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren died Saturday at Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. The hospital said in a statement that Hannah couldn’t “overcome additional health issues that were identified as her care progressed.” Her family asked for privacy, but expressed their sorrow in a fundraising blog updated Sunday: “She is a pioneer in stem-cell technology and her impact will reach all corners of our beautiful Earth.

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a Korean woman who married after he moved to that country to teach English. Darryl Warren and Lee Young-mi, Hannah’s parents, had read about Macchiarini’s success using stem-cell based tracheas, but they couldn’t afford to pay for the operation at his centre in Stockholm. Dr. Mark Holterman, the Illinois doctor, helped the family arrange to have the procedure at his hospital with Macchiarini leading the surgical team. Children’s Hospital waived the cost.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — Robert Plant knows his fans want Led Zeppelin and he’s happy to comply. On his own terms. Plant is on the road this summer with a new band, The Sensational Space Shifters, and he’s offering up fan favourites — rejiggered a bit to keep him excited about the music he’s been performing for more than four decades. “You just hit it, give it a good bang,” Plant said. “It’s sort of like taking a can of wasps and giving it a good bang with a stick, and then opening the lid. It’s just like, ‘Ooooh!’ That makes me sing better and it makes me go back to not feeling that I’m a cliche, that I’m not actually just going through the motions. ... This is obviously a gig but nonetheless you can still make it into a great pleasure dome for yourself, which Robert Plant is what I do.” Plant is on tour with The Space Shifters through July. He’s hitting Red Rocks in Colorado and the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., this week with stops in Atlanta, North Carolina and Boston before wrapping in Prospect Park in Brooklyn July 27 after successful runs in South America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He and former Zeppelin bandmates Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones, who ended the band when John Bonham died in 1980, incited public hope for a reunion when they appeared in London and New York together last year to promote Celebration Day, the film and music release of the band’s 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena. The band testily deflected questions about a reunion. “We rode on the crest of every wave for a period of time, us bunch of guys,” Plant said. “And sadly that couldn’t last because one of the guys vanished. And so what happens now is I’m a man of the world like so many people, like in his own way Ry Cooder and Peter Gabriel. ... You pick up so much stuff along the way, you know, and you put it all together, you switch the power on and people smile and then they dance and then they sweat and then they scream, and it’s either that or sit on a stool and sing George Jones songs.” The tour effectively marks the end of a seven-year Americana period for Plant that started with Raising Sand, his 2007 Grammy Award-winning collaboration with Alison Krauss and T Bone Burnett, and continued through his most recent work with girlfriend Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and Band of Joy. The Space Shifters turn it into something of an abrupt ending. “I went back to the U.K. and I said to my pals, ‘Let’s go urban, let’s go British, let’s go African. Let’s turn the volume up and let’s just stick the fire underneath it again,”’ Plant said. As the name suggests, the band brings a spacey, psychedelic and sometimes improvisational quality to Plant’s back catalogue. The group consists of four players Plant used before his Americana period — guitarists Justin Adams and Liam Tyson, bassist Billy Fuller and John Baggott on the keys — and recent additions, drummer Dave Smith and Julmeh Camara, a specialist in traditional African instruments from Gambia.

Planned Parenthood says unprotected sex plentiful at country jamboree THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — Planned Parenthood Regina is girding itself for an onslaught of customers after this weekend’s Craven Country Jamboree. Executive director Christine Smith says the number of patients the clinic sees usually goes up about 20 per cent after the festival. Most are searching for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection tests, but some also come in looking for emergency contraceptives. Smith says there’s a lot of unprotected sex at the jamboree, where people let their guard down because of the party atmosphere. But on a serious note, Smith says jamboree organizers aren’t doing enough to promote sexual health at the festival. She says there is a stereotype that country music is for “good, clean folks” while rock and roll is more for “the bad ones.” But any large gathering of people is likely to have its problems, especially if people are using drugs or alcohol, says Smith. “We have had peo-

ple come in after the event and say they were date raped, or believe they were date raped because sometimes they can’t tell at all because they were passed out,” she said. “I don’t know if it’s sometimes denial, that (jamboree organizers) don’t want to acknowledge that there is such a high level of sexual activity at the event because that could give them bad press. “But you can only hide your head in the sand for so long, so why not do something about it?” At least one sexual health nurse from Planned Parenthood will be at the jamboree, handing out free condoms and giving counselling to anyone concerned about their sexual health. Smith said festivalgoers should bring condoms and cautioned people to watch their drinks closely as drugs can easily be slipped into opened beverages. About 23,500 people are expected to attend the three-day event, headlined by Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks and Kenny Chesney.

Bentley holding benefit for families of 19 firefighters ARIZONA FIRE TRAGEDY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE — Dierks Bentley has one day off the rest of this month and he’s giving it to the families of fallen firefighters in Arizona. The country music star will host the “Country Cares Concert” on July 22 in Prescott Valley, Ariz., where 19 members of a wildland firefighting crew were killed last week. Their deaths left behind 51 fatherless children, a number that sticks with the former Arizona resident as he waits for the birth of his third child later this year. “We want to make as much for those families as we can and hopefully start something that will continue on long after the music is over as far as remembering the firefighters and their families and these kids that live on as well,” Bentley said. “We want to help get something rolling to look after them and help them move forward.” The Granite Mountain Hotshots from the Prescott Fire Department were killed June 30 near Yarnell, Ariz., when winds shifted, cutting off their escape route. It was the largest loss of life for firefighters in a single event since the Sept. 11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks in 2001 in New


Dierks Bentley performs on Day 3 of the 2013 CMA Music Festival at the LP Field on Saturday, in Nashville, Tenn. York. Bentley is inviting other performers for the benefit, to be announced in the coming days. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters to be distributed directly to the families of the fallen. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday at the Tim’s Toyota Center box office in Prescott Valley or online at sponsor radio station KMLE-FM’s website. “It’s a tragic event but hopeful-

ly this will provide some healing and sort of be an uplifting moment for the community,” Bentley said. “We want to raise some money, try to be positive, focus on the good things and do something good on this occasion. Hopefully, it will be a fun evening in the face of tragic events and raise people’s spirits.” Online:

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Randy Travis remains in critical condition in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart. A news release from Travis’ publicist on Tuesday says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus. Travis thanked fans in the news release “for their love and support during this time.” The Mayo Clinic website says the disease weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and carry it to the rest of the body. It can lead to heart failure.

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CAMERON Ronald Glen Jan. 11, 1926 - July 3, 2013 Ron passed away hours after a massive stroke. Ron was born in Delburne, Alberta to Lillian Carter and George Cameron. He joined the military at seventeen and was shipped out to Ontario for training. He never saw action in World War II but made a lifelong friend in a fellow Albertan, John Vlchek. In 1944, he married Alice Grace Blades and they traveled with Gulf Oil completing geological maps of Alberta and their first child, Douglas was born in Pincher Creek. In 1958, Ron and Grace settled down to farm in the Delburne area and had two more children, Diane and Robin. Ron moved with his family from Delburne to Red Deer in 1973 and worked at the Alpha Dairy plant until he retired. He was an avid hunter and displayed his trophies in the front porch of his Ross Street home. He was a member of the Trochu Rifle and Pistol Club and the Red Deer Rock and Gem Club. Ron participated annually in the Alberta Black Powder Cannon Shoot. In later life his interest in Western Canadian history led him to participate in historical re-enactments of the Riel Rebellion at Fort Normandeau and in other locations in Western Canada. Throughout his life, Ron enjoyed working in his shop where he made knives and was an amateur gunsmith. He embraced his Scottish heritage and hosted many a Robbie Burns party at his home. Through these activities he made many friends and acquaintances who supported him into his senior years. Ron is survived by his son; Douglas of Red Deer; his daughter Diane, h e r h u s b a n d D r. P e t e r Fawcett and his grandsons John and William of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his sisters Mary Pengelly of Delburne and Audrey and her husband Harvey Shaw of Calgary. He was predeceased by his son Robin in 1986 and his beloved wife Grace in 1990. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, July 28, at t h e D e l b u r n e C e m e t e r y, followed by a Memorial at the Balmoral Hall, East of Red Deer, at 2:00 pm with Open House until 7:00 pm. Your condolences can be shared at that time, or via email at




DURAND EVANS - Peggy Leona (Lee) 1925 - 2013 June 9, 1935 - July 4, 2013 Peggy Elsie Evans was born Lee passed away in Red i n I n n i s f a i l , A l b e r t a o n Deer, Alberta on Thursday, September 12th, 1925 and J u l y 4 , 2 0 1 3 a f t e r a passed away on July 6th, c o u r a g e o u s b a t t l e w i t h 2013 at Red Deer Regional cancer. Lee is survived by H o s p i t a l . P e g g y w a s D o n , h e r h u s b a n d o f 5 8 predeceased by her husband years; Son Leon (Joanne), of 28 years, Arthur John granddaughter Naomi (Brent Evans. Peggy will be lovingly Spendiff), great-granddaughter remembered by daughters; Lyla; daughter Laurie (Carl Susan Evans (Red Deer) and Mechefske), granddaughter Maxine Evans (Red Deer). Carla (Thomas Cox), great- She is survived by sister, grandson Hayden; grandson Lois Simpson, brother-in-law, C u r t i s ( Ly n d s a y ) , g r e a t - Stan Simpson (Red Deer), Granddaughter Kylie Lee; sister-in-law,Gwyneth Gillette Son Lyndon (Cindy), grand- (Calgary), as well as numerous son Trenton, granddaughter nieces, nephews and their Cammi; son Layne (Janice) c h i l d r e n . P e g g y w i l l b e granddaughters Sydney and remembered for her love of Savannah; Daughter Lana life, sense of humour, and (Don Stenhouse), grand- her enjoyment of family and daughter Sara, Grandson how she celebrated their Cody. She was predeceased s u c c e s s e s . S h e w a s n o t by Travis Durand her beloved afraid to try new things and grandson, Parents Frank and continued to learn throughout Marien Wagner, brothers h e r l i f e . S h e f r e q u e n t l y Ben and Vic, sisters Ursula excelled at what she did, but and Freda. She is survived always remained humble and by Sisters Ann (Gene) Sangster, quiet about her achievements. C e c K i r k p a t r i c k a n d M a t She loved her rural roots and (Bob) Neilson. Lee was a felt a close tie to nature and very devoted mother to five the earth. A natural home children while following Don body and excellent homearound the world in the oil m a k e r, s h e d e v e l o p e d a patch. This included living in taste for adventure and travel t h e U S A , A u s t r a l i a a n d in her later years. A special traveling in the Far East to thank you to Dr. Hopfner for B o r n e o , T h a i l a n d , H o n g his care throughout Peggy’s Kong, Japan, Panang and i l l n e s s w i t h P a r k i n s o n ’ s Singapore. Her early years in Disease. A Celebration of Mankota, Saskatchewan saw Life for Peggy Evans will be her as a semi-driver for her held at Gaetz Memorial United dad’s transport company. It Church, 4758 Ross Street, in was there that she met and Red Deer on Saturday, July m a r r i e d D o n . D u r i n g t h e 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm. In lieu next 58 years, Lee traveled o f f l o w e r s , d o n a t i o n s i n extensively and saw many Peggy’s name may be made places. In 1972 they decided to Gaetz Memorial United to buy a summer resort on Church, Red Deer Regional Pine Lake. At that time, it Hospital, 3942-50A Avenue, was named “Leisure Camp- Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7, grounds Ltd.” The next 19 or the Parkinson Alberta y e a r s o f e x p a n s i o n a n d Society, 5406D-43 Street, building saw it grow from 75 Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 1C9. RV sites to 365. Through C o n d o l e n c e s m a y b e these years of hard work, forwarded to the family by Lee became a second mother visiting to dozens of teenage staff, boys and girls who referred Arrangements entrusted to to her affectionately as Mrs. EVENTIDE FUNERAL “D” and do to this day. A CHAPEL Memorial Service will be held 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. at the Crossroads Church, Phone (403) 347-2222 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, Funeral Directors Condolences may be forwarded & Services to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL Funeral Home 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222 & Crematorium

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HODGES Leslie Bain Husband, Dad, Grandad Leslie Hodges was born on October 22, 1926 in Camrose, Alberta and passed away on July 6, 2013 in Ponoka, Alberta. Leslie is survived by his beloved family, and wife of 50 years, Rosalie; daughter Elaine (Marc) and grandchildren Bryn, Luc and Jac; daughter Elinor (Glen); son Robbie (Diane) and granddaughters Jenelle, Amy and Serra; son Jimmy (Chris) and grandsons Kayel, Louik and Adeo; and daughter Kathy (Allan) and grandsons Kolton and DJ. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home. To express condolences to Leslie’s family please visit Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 403.783.3122

Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year. STAYKO Steve Jack Stayko passed away peacefully in Penticton, B.C. April 24, 2013. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. A memorial will be held July 12, 2013 at 1 pm at Alto Reste Cemetery. A luncheon to follow at the Moose Hall, South of the Westerner in Petrolia Park at the corner of Willow St. and Petrolia Dr.


KOUSSOURIS Athanasios “Tom” July 26, 1937 - July 6, 2013 Athanasios “Tom” Koussouris of Red Deer, AB passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on July 6, 2013, at the age of 75 years. Tom will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Dimitra; two sons, George and Nick; nieces, Helen, Jenny, Tatiana and E l p i t h a ; n e p h e w s , A n d y, George, Nick and Niko and brother-in-law, Mike (Elpida), all of Red Deer, AB. Tom is also survived by two sisters, Sofia and Parthenia of Greece. A Funeral Service will be held at the Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45 Street, Red Deer, on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses of Unit 32 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their compassionate care and attention to Tom during his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom’s memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Road N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 2P5. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

KUHN Leonard 1948 ~ 2013 Leonard Kuhn passed away on July 6, 2013 in the Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 65. Leonard was born on May 14, 1948 in Claresholm, Alberta and is the youngest of 10 born to Wa y n e a n d E l l a K u h n . Leonard is survived by his loving wife, Gloria; son, Dwayne (Carol); daughter, Denise Kipling all from Sylvan Lake; four grandchildren, Kayla Kipling, Dax Kipling, Paige Kuhn and Jarrett Kuhn; brother, Ray (Gloria) Kuhn; sister, Edna (Huge) Lindsay; half-brother, Lloyd (June) Kuhn; numerous nieces, nephews and wonderful friends and neighbors. He was predeceased by his mom and dad, Ella and Wayne Kuhn; sisters, Judy and Della; brother, Jack; halfbrothers, Robert, Harold, Everett. A Celebration Of Leonard’s Life will be held at the Alliance Community Church, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Friday, July 12, 2013 a t 3 : 0 0 P. M . C r e m a t i o n entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium. As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Leonard’s name to the Red Deer Hospice or the Lending Cupboard in Red Deer. Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

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Obituaries GERRARD Kathleen Gerrard entered the gates of Heaven in the early morning of July 4, 2013, passing away peacefully at the Rosefield Care Centre in Innisfail at the age of 92. She was born on August 13, 1920 at Knee Hill Valley, the second of two daughters born to Irish immigrants George and Esther Brownell. She attended Steadman School, and completed high school in Innisfail. She graduated from Normal School in Calgary in 1941. Kathleen married Wilbert Gerrard on July 16, 1947 and they lived on their farm northwest of Wimborne for 30 years. There they raised their two daughters, Beverly and Joy. She had a long, fulfilling teaching career, beginning in the one room schools of Milner and Steadman. She also taught at Bowden School, and for 17 years in Wimborne. Kathleen was a very hard working farmer’s wife, always ready to lend a hand wherever it was needed. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother, and a dedicated teacher. She was good at multi-tasking, and was successful in balancing a busy life of family, farming, and teaching. She had a passion for her flowers; she could make anything grow, and her garden was full of color and beauty. She loved attending the annual flower shows, where her efforts were always rewarded. She took special pride in her roses, of which she had numerous varieties. Kathleen and Wilbert were active members of the Wimborne Alliance Church, where Kathleen taught Sunday School and was leader of a girls’ club for many years. Her strong and constant faith in God was evident in every aspect of her life. In 1977, Kathleen and Wilbert sold their farm and moved to Red Deer, where she did some substitute teaching. They attended the Deer Park Alliance Church there. Over the next few years they were able to enjoy travelling to various destinations together. After Wilbert passed away, Kathleen made many new friendships as she continued her travels throughout the world. Kathleen is survived by her loving daughters, Bev (Bert) Whatley of Wimborne, and Joy (Dave) Casselman of Olds; five grandchildren, Carmen (Brent) Leischner, Kyla (Daniel) Wilson, April (Dave) Richardson, Julie Casselman and Aaron Casselman; eight great-grandchildren, Jayden, Aliyah and Liam Leischner; Olivia and Caleb Wilson; and Autumn, Aria and Lochlan Richardson. Kathleen is also survived by her brother-in-law Bill Huss, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbert, in October of 1981, her parents, George and Esther Brownell, and her sister, Georgina “Ena” Huss; parents-in-law, Alex and Janetta Gerrard; brothers-in-law, Sandy Gerrard, Stan Gerrard, and Lester Saunders; sisters-in-law, Verna Gerrard, Marguerite Gerrard, and Chrissie Saunders, and a nephew, Keith Huss. Kathleen’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Rosefield Centre for their kindness and compassion over the past seven months. A private family interment will take place on July 10, 2013 at the Alto-Reste Cemetery in Red Deer. A celebration of Kathleen’s life is planned for August with details available at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD, Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006

DICK (Nee Deck) Katherine (Kay) Rose Katherine passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, July 5th, 2013, at the age of 90 years. Katherine was born on December 13th, 1922 at Denzil, Saskatchewan. She left home to join the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and worked as a leading aircraft woman until 1946. After the war, she lived and worked in Lacombe, AB where she met and married Pius Dick in 1948 where they resided for a short time before making Red Deer their permanent residence. Kay worked as a waitress before getting a very convenient job at the West Park Nursing Home directly across the street from their new home. She worked in the laundry department until the provincial government moved the department to the Red Deer Regional Hospital. She transferred to the new location and remained until her retirement in 1988. Kay was much loved everywhere she worked and in each of the communities she lived. Her kind and generous heart made it easy for her to make friends. She and Pius loved to travel. They enjoyed many airplane trips, bus trips, cruises, and travelling in their motor home. They spent many winters in Arizona after retirement and the friendships kept accumulating. Her hobbies were many and changed as the years progressed. She spent endless hours working on needle point, rug hooking, fabric painting, making afghans and many 1000 piece puzzles. She also loved cooking, baking, her garden and flowers. If she wasn’t canning or freezing it, she was baking and cooking it. Kay taught her three children the importance of family through the love she displayed for her own parents, brothers, sisters, in-laws, and all their children. She will be very deeply and sadly missed but lovingly remembered and always cherished in the hearts of her family and dear friends. Kay leaves to mourn her loss, daughter Lorraine (Karl) Martinek, her son Wayne and Susan Hawkins, her son Ronald; five precious grandchildren: Sonia, Curtis (and Taryn), Danelle, Kristina (and Casey) and Desiree (and Simon); and her very special eight great grandchildren, Kyah, Jared, Aliyah, Kius, Jakob, Talissa, Jabin, and Kaylan. She will also be sadly missed by her sister, Irene McDonald and brother Jack (and Edna) Deck as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and countless dear friends. Kay was predeceased by her parents Jacob and Lena Deck; three brothers, Frank, Roy, and John; and two sisters, Helen Deck and Josephine Lisch. Prayers will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer, AB on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Parish on Thursday, July 11th at 11:00 am. Both will be officiated by the Reverend Father Martin Carroll. Interment will follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer, AB. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested a memorial donation in Kay’s honour be made to a children’s charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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In Memoriam WINTHER, Robert (Bob July 3, 1932 - Sept. 2, 2012 Please join Bob Winther’s family to celebrate his life at Huxley Hall on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 2 - 4 pm. Barbara, Robert, Lynn and Howard look forward to sharing memories.





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



EXPERIENCED OILFIED TRACKHOE Operators & LABOURERS REQ’D. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Call 403-502-1091


RASMUSSEN On May 23, 2013 Kirsten received her Doctorate of Geology at U.B.C. She is presently employed with Teck Cominco. Congratulations from your proud grandparents Bill & Valyene Ralston

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



CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463

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We are currently seeking motivated hardworking personnel to join our busy oilfield trucking division. Top wages. Email or fax resumes to 403-782-0913



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LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers for areas including Sask. and US. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: welltesting365@


This position is located in Red Deer, Alberta, and will report to the Red Deer Station Manager. The ideal candidate will have a Class 3, First Aid Standard 1 and a clean driver’s abstract. The successful candidate must also have 24 hr. on call availability. Hands on knowledge of oilfield work would be considered a definite asset. The applicant must be capable of carrying out responsibilities of top quality with initiative and dedication. IPS will consider training the right individual for this position. IPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package and the opportunity to join a dynamic team in an industry leading organization. If you meet the above requirements, please forward your resume and abstract in confidence to: Fax: 403-340-1870 No phone calls please. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds





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A rapidly growing oil and gas service company, is aggressively seeking

JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to: or

WESTERN CANADA FLEET MANAGER Reporting to the Vice President of Operations Responsible for maintaining fleet, fleet inspections and troubleshooting problems with operators/Managers. Major Duties include:


TR3 ENERGY is at the forefront of reclamation and remediation in the oil & gas industry. We are currently recruiting for:

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Qualifications Include: Post-Secondary Degree *Equipment or Diploma in human resource management Operators an asset. REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work well *Valid driver’s license under pressure individually * H2S Alive as well as part of a * Standard First Aid team. *WHMIS and/or CSTS • Must be highly organized or PST as well as punctual. * Pre-Access A& D Testing •

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TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148

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RED Deer based Acid hauling company looking for a Salesperson. Fax resume to 403-346-3766


Looking to hire Class 2 coil tubing supervisors. Competitive wages and benefits. 403-866-5597 Fax resume to 403-504-9241 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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CANYON SKI RESORT is looking for P/T - Casual semi retired carpenter for various projects. Please fax resume to: 403-347-0009



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Minimum 5 yrs. exp, work 7 days a week at least 12 hrs. a day, overtime and subsided pay. Please Fax: resume to 403-309-1944 or email to: FOUNDATION COMPANY in Red Deer is currently hiring experienced commercial foundation form workers. please fax resume to 403-346-5867 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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If you are interested in being apart of a positive and rewarding team please submit your resume via email, fax to (403.340.8615) or just leave one with us, Attn: The Branch Manager. 4766 62 ST. Red Deer Thank you for your interest.




Busy road construction company looking for

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Responsibilities Include: Manage employee data base including new hires and terminations. Partner with management to plan for the organizations human capitol needs. Recruit and select new hires based on their knowledge, skills, and training. Provide support to the compensation and salary administration programs. maintain a positive working relationship with employees and management. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Nexus Engineering is currently looking for Afternoon shift C.N.C operators/ Machinists. Duties include, set up of Mazak C.N.C lathe and mills, running production runs, min 3 years experience. We offer competitive wages, company paid benefits and a RRSP matching plan. Please forward resumes to


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& 4 Permanent F/T Food Service Supervisors Night Supervisors for both Red Deer Locations • (2-4yrs experience) Parkland Mall 6359 50 Ave. and JOIN OUR FAST 6020 - 67 St. GROWING TEAM!! Fax: 403-314-4427, email • Competitive Wages, parklandtimhortons Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan! Must be available all shifts, Please call 403-729-2223 eves., wknds., nights or fax 403-729-2396 QUALIFICATIONS: $11./hr. - FCA email: resumes@ $13./hr. - FSS • Must be able to Fax or email resume Provide own work truck • Leadership and SuperDAD’S PIZZA visory skills- mentor PART/FULL TIME COOK and train crew Apply at East 40th Pub. • Strong Computer Skills 3811 40th Ave. • Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and We have immediate Sour wells) positions available to fill for • Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Shop Foreman/ • Assist in Rig in and Rig Woman, out of equipment • Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m Parts Person & locations across Western KITCHEN HELPERS Heavy Equipment Canada For (Thai Cuisine) Technicians wage $12 hr. Please apply REQUIREMENTS: in person w/resume to: for our busy & expanding BLACKJACK LOUNGE business in Red Deer, AB. • Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , #1, 6350 - 67 St. Driver’s License required! Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118 SOME OF YOUR • Must be willing to REQUIREMENTS ARE: submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as • A strong knowledge of drug and alcohol construction equipment • Travel & be away from • Team orientated home for periods of time 21/7 • Organized • Ability to work in c h a n g i n g c l i m a t e THE RUSTY PELICAN is • Computer literate now accepting resumes for • Have great customer conditions relations F/T EXP’D BARTENDER w/ref’s and website: UNION TRACTOR OFFERS EXP’D SERVER Must have experience! Methods to Apply: Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. • Competitive wages HRCanada@ • Excellent benefit pckg. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls • P e n s i o n p l a n a n d pnieman@ much more... WILL NOT be accepted.

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NEWCART CONTRACTING (1993) Ltd. (Located Between Rocky Mountain House and Red deer) is currently looking for a F/T

Hotel PRODUCTION TESTING 989240 AB LTD. PERSONNEL REQ’D o/a TIM HORTONS Hiring 15 Permanent F/T Day Supervisors Food Counter Attendants

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- Further develop the Fleet Management system.- Train others plus provide troubleshooting including 24 hour on call service in assisting operators and Managers in repairs of down units. - Ensure the fleet management program including preventative maintenance and fleet audits are of the required standard and upgrade as necessary. - Ensure compliance to Badgers safety and high service standards in the Region. - Support the Red Deer plant (service) providing technical assistance and advice in the service of the Western Canada Fleet.- Training of Area Managers in fleet maintenance expectations. - Track monthly maintenance records. - Technical expertise and improvement including engine downloads, oil sampling and discussion with operators.- Work with fleet personnel to advise, recommend and monitor major expenses as required. - Direct reports: 2 Fleet Inspectors



WISMER - Edna May 1916 - 2013 Edna passed away at Michener Hill Extendicare, in Red Deer, on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Edna outlived all of her immediate family. She will be missed by her G o d - d a u g h t e r, N o r a n n a Schultz-Krebs, her nephews; Greg (Wanda) Klien, Brian (Marlene) Barritt, and Warren (Laura) Barritt, her nieces; Sandra Ross, Gail Sutley, Dianna Schultz, Sharon ( Wa y n e ) B e c k e t t , Ve l m a ( B e n ) S u t l e y, a n d m a n y young, great nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Edna’s Life will be held at Mirror Christian Alliance Church, 5011 50th Street, Mirror, Alberta, on Friday, July 12th, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The Honorary Pallbearers are the six remaining first cousins, Eva, Dagg, Mae Boyd, Grace Walton, Sylvia Edwards, Glennys Pike, and Clarence Hoffman. There may be two more still living in Ontario. Memorial Donations in Edna’s name may be made directly to Bethany Childrens Home, Wetaskiwin or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

$2500 Bonus Every 100 days IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Oil & Gas Well Testing Night Foremen, Experienced/Inexperienced Junior Day/Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted





Fracturing Operators Nitrogen Pumper Operators Cement Operators/Cement Bulk Drivers Coil Tubing Supervisors / Operators Bulk Plant Operator Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanics / Apprentices

Must be organized & have drivers license. Please apply in person with resume to Executive Director Red Deer Food Bank

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TEMPORARY P/T receptionist position avail. July 16 to Oct. 5. $13./hr. Eves. & Saturdays. Forward resumes to: cassandra@ We will only be contacting those candidates most appropriate for the position.

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One of Alberta’s premium used vehicle operations is looking for a full-time sales consultant. Sales Experience is a requirement. Here’s what we offer: • Large Inventory – 2 locations to sell from • Flexible Hours • Excellent Reputation • Excellent Pay Structure • Excellent Benefit Plan

Contact Wayne or Daryl at 403-227-4456 for an interview. Or send your resume to


Part-Time office assistant. M-F 10-3. $14 an hour to start. Students welcomed. Forward resume to No phone calls please.


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Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! NEW EMPLOYMENT Opportunity Central City Asphalt Ltd.

Experienced Class 1 Driver Email resume to Fax resume to (403) 885 5137



Concrete Finishers For the Red Deer Area Excellent rate of pay Benefit package. Please fax resume to: 403-342-1549 or email: Start your career! See Help Wanted CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS


Drillers & Helpers to Drill for Pilings

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

Truckers/ Drivers

Looking for Class1A driver to haul crude oil in the Central Ab. area. Must have Off Road experience. Email resume: RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for winch tractor, bed truck drivers and swamper’s. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ or fax. 403-887-4892 TRUCKING company based out of Red Deer looking for experienced Class 1 drivers for winch tractor used for heavy hauling and tank truck operators. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766

Ferus requires a Maintenance Electrician to join the team at our Joffre facilities. The ideal candidate must perform all duties in a safe, environmentally friendly and cost effective manner. Ferus is looking for a dynamic individual who is able to work alone, with minimal supervision. Responsibilities: • Perform planned & breakdown maintenance • Installing, troubleshooting & maintaining equipment based on manufacturer’s recommendations & specifications • Conducting equipment inspections & detecting potential problems Requirements: • Journeyman Certificate; interprovincial certificate is required • Basic computer skills; maintenance database knowledge if preferred • Ability to travel within Alberta with occasional travel outside of province • Industrial experience would be considered an asset • Medium Voltage Experience (4160v) is a benefit


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GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St.

Archibald Cres. Armitage Close

MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo.


ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Close & Ritson Close $98/mo.


DEER PARK AREA Dodge Ave, Donald Cl., & Dentoom Cl. $97.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info Fluid Experts Ltd.

Inglewood Drive

Logan Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres.

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 LOOKING FOR A P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP in a green drycleaning plant. Must be able to work some evenings until 7 p.m. & some Saturdays. Call Shannon 403-550-7440

SUNNYBROOK AREA Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL

********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Quick Lube technicians.


Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 REG COX FEEDMIXERS Req’s In Service Shop, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622

We have a new ultra modern quick lube facility. Successful candidates must be: * Customer service oriented * Energetic and physically fit. * Occasional Saturdays

Journeyman & Reg’d Apprentice Auto Technicians

Successful candidates must be: * Mature and energetic * Physically fit * A team player with a pro-active attitude * Able to work occasional Saturdays WE OFFER: * Possibility for advancement * Ongoing professional training * Competitive remuneration * Exc. medical and dental benefits. Fax resume to: Joy Chamberlain or Brent O’ Hara 340-8420 Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep & RV Centre 2804 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer Visit our website: 346-5577 1-800-882-7178 RESIDENTIAL APT MANAGER 23 suite apt. complex. Live-in role. Responsibilities incl. cleaning, maintenance, yard care, administration. Fax to 403-346-5786

SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

Food Counter Attendants Are you looking for a career opportunity with excellent benefits, a mature working environment and opportunity to advance? If so, Subway has a position for you! Please apply online @ or Drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive Or email to or Call us at 403-342-0203 Summer Work $14.50 base appt, FT/PT summer openings, customer sales/svc, conditions apply, training given Call Today 403-755-6711


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Hydraulic Division Pumps & Pressure Inc. Hydraulic Division is currently accepting applications for


If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, please fax resume to: (403) 342-5268 or email by July 15th, 2013. Please reference: JFME-0713

HYDRAULIC TECHNICIANS JOURNEYMEN or APPRENTICE MECHANICS MILLWRIGHTS Mechanically inclined individuals will also be considered.

Please forward resume to Brent via: Fax: 403.340.3646 or Email:

Truckers/ Drivers




Joffre Plant


Responsibilities: • Maintain equipment in accordance with preventative maintenance program • Assist operations with plant optimization and troubleshooting • Work in close collaboration with maintenance and production • Provide technical support on new projects and designs • Assist with installation, commissioning, startup and maintenance of new equipment • Maintain and perform minor configuration changes to existing control systems. Current systems are Fisher DeltaV, Allen Bradley Control Logics, Wonderware and RS View • Work with, coordinate and supervise contract personnel as required • Participate in review process for establishing PM work orders for electrical/instrumentation • Assist in identifying cause of failure and making appropriate recommendations or upgrades • Provide input into turnaround and project planning and execution • Troubleshoot process and equipment problems over the phone and in person • Respond to afterhours maintenance/ operations calls • Journeyman instrumentation technician Requirements: • Must possess a class 5 drivers license • Willing and able to travel to other locations, in Western Canada and USA • Ability to read and understand electrical and P&ID drawings • Possess good troubleshooting skills for both instrumentation and control systems, previous configuration and programming experiences would be an asset • Willing to share knowledge and train others • Preference will be given to; Allen Bradley PLC and HMI Experience, DeltaV DCS experience, Foundation Fieldbus and DeviceNet experience and Dual Ticket (I&E)

- Concrete Finishers - Overhead Crane Operators - General Labourers

Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at Applicants are able to apply online or fax resumes to Human Resources 403-885-5516 or e-mail:

Required for fuel hauling Full time position available We offer competitive hourly rates, uniforms, full company benefits, clean modern fleet and on-thejob continuous training. Successful candidates must take a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Qualified individuals only.

Ferus requires an Instrumentation Technician to join the team at our Joffre facilities. The ideal candidate would be prepared to travel and able to work alone, with minimal supervision. They must be an open, honest team player, willing to work with other trades.

We are currently seeking the following to join our team in Blackfalds for all shifts:

Top Wages paid based on experience. Full Benefits and Uniform Package included.

Wanted for Central Alberta

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

Drop off resume and abstract in person or fax to:


8009 Edgar Industrial Place

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

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

PROFESSIONAL Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds base. We offer: • Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule • Automatic pay increases • Training Completion Bonus • Daily per diem allowance • Recognition and incentive programs • Mechanic-maintained equipment • Travel Compensation PLUS: • Flexible Spending Account • Group RSP Savings Plan • Comprehensive Health and Dental Plan • Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send your resume & driver abstract to 309765G6-18

If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment, please fax resume to: or by fax to 1-888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver #0513 Thank you for your interest; however only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted.


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


Ferus offers a competitive compensation package including a competitive base salary, bonus incentiveplan & an excellent Benefits Package, including a Group RSP Savings Plan.

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





Ferus offers a competitive compensation package including a competitive base salary, bonus incentive plan & an excellent Benefits Package, including a Group RSP Savings Plan.

(403) 342-5368 or email: by June 17th, 2013. Please reference: JFIT-0613

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life

Is seeking to hire Shop Supervisor for our Red Deer location. This position is a fulltime and is a salary based position with company benefits Misc. upon hire. Duties include Help SHUNDA maintain shop, minor repairs of units and CONSTRUCTION Academic Express equipment, monitor Requires Full Time inventories, loading of ADULT EDUCATION Carpenters fluid trucks with various AND TRAINING Carpenters Helpers products for the Oil & Gas & Site Foreman industry and will be trained FALL START For local work. to blend KCl fluid in • C o m m u n i t y S u p p o r t Competitive Wages shop utilizing specialized Worker & Benefits. equipment. Ideal candidate • Women in Trades Fax resumes & ref’s to: will have a mechanical 403-343-1248 or email to: • Math and Science in background with a class 1 the Trades license with fluid hauling • G E D c l a s s e s d a y s / experience. Fax resume evening Central Alberta’s Largest w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: Car Lot in Classifieds Gov’t of Alberta Funding 403-346-3112 or email to: may be available. STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build Tired of Standing? 403-340-1930 stairs in Red Deer shop. Find something to sit on MUST HAVE basic carin Classifieds DISPATCHER req’d. pentry skills. Salary based Knowledge of Red Deer on skill level. Benefits DSM INC. and area is essential. avail. Apply in person at looking for laborers, Verbal and written 100, 7491 Edgar in the Innisfail area. communication skills are Industrial Bend. email: Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax and/or req’d. Send resume by fax resume to: 403-314-0676. to 403-346-0295 fax 403-347-7913 Start your career! See Help Wanted

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

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


F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

LACOMBE BASED BUSINESS Seeking Shop Hand For fabrication & mechanical shop. Individual with direct experience in welding, fabrication, and power tools needed. Must be reliable, punctual and have a valid drivers licence. Applicants with a Class 1 Drivers Licence preferred. Applicants will be req’d from time to time to work outside of Lacombe for periods of up to a week in refineries. Please fax resume including two references to: 403-342-7447

Joffre Plant


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Journeyman Electrician required for Red Deer Public Schools. Qualifications: high school diploma, journeyman electrician certification with 5 years exp. in a commercial setting, valid AB class 4 drivers license, knowledge of building management systems, heating and ventilation systems, and occupational and safety precautions of the position. WHMIS and first aid training preferred. Starting wage is $30.23 hourly with a comp. benefit and pension plan. Further information can be found at, employment opportunities. Please submit resumes to humanresources@rdpsd.


Maintenance Electrician










Antique Dealers and Stores


ANTIQUE Wooden magazine rack & tea tray. $40 for both, or $20 ea. 403-227-2653



Complete Janitorial 403-358-9256 VINYL SIDING CLEANING 403-506-4822



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



BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301




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

LANCE’S Concrete Ltd. Sidewalks, driveways, shops, patios, garage pads commercial. Specialized in stamp concrete. Free Estimates 302-9126

Handyman Services


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

Massage Therapy


Executive Touch Massage

(FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

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


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

International ladies







Now Open

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

Misc. Services





BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as yard landscaping, bathroom fixtures, painting, concrete or flooring. James 403-341-0617 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for info.

Window Cleaning

Property clean up 340-8666



CURVY all natural Korean early 20’s. Daytime only 587-377-1298 587-877-7399 10am-midnight

Moving & Storage

Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346

Yard Care


LAWNS, hedges, etc. Painting and Junk Removal, 403-358-1614

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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


2001 CHEVY Blazer SUV 4 x 4 -very good condition, low km’s -$5,750.00 OBO




2007 HONDA CRV EXL, awd, lthr., sun roof, command start, 134,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 343-6156

2008 SMART Passion

2004 FORD Freestar. Perfect in every way. 190,000 km. All options incl. remote start. New tires. New windshield. Asking $8000. 587-377-3547

2006 CHEV 2500 4x4, crew cab ,loaded blue nice shape in and out. $9350. 403-348-9746

2007 INFINITY G35X, lthr. sunroof, nav., $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


2004 GMC 1500 4x4


2008 BMW 335i, lthr., 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import



2006 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888.


2010 DODGE Journey RT sunroof, leather,

2008 GMC 1500, 4x4, 5.3 SLE, no issues. 161,000 km

2010 FORD Expedition

348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! $27,850. Call 403-350-4323


2007 BMW 328 Xi sunroof, lthr., $20,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 GRAND PRIX $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import


2007 CHEV Monte Carlo LS

2008 HUMMER H3 Alpha lthr., sunroof, $15,888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350 lthr.,


403-343-1651, 341-0606

command bridge, 26’ twin OMC gas motor needs some work, on 11,000lb. CVW trailer. $4900 obo 780-910-7024

2006 BMW X5 panoroof, lthr., $16,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import


1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

extended cab. Good shape in & out $6950. **SOLD**

1991 International dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. 403-373-7247

2003 AUDI A4, fully loaded, $7300. 403-340-0295

Screamin Eagle $21,888. SOLD Sport & Import

2004 KIA Sorento LX, 4X4, 77859 kms., $8,888.

2003 CHEV 2500, 4x4 S/C, loaded, leather. very nice shape in and out. sunroof. $4950. 403-348-9746

1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice $11,000 403-347-7893 598-3104


2003 CIVIC DX 180,000 km. $5000. 403-340-0295

1999 MALIBOU 21’8”, w/trailer, Inboard V8, 325 hp $20,000. 403-607-2958



Freelander AWD, $8,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

speed, lthr., $22,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

FWD, 93492 kms., $10,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2004 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, 120,000 km. Good cond. $12,000 obo. **SOLD**



2005 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888

2007 F150 Super Cab 4x4, ONLY 164 th km. GPS/ DVD/LOADED CONSOLE SHIFT/ LEATHER

348-8788 Sport & Import

$18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

Eddie Bauer 4X4,.$26888 348-8788 Sport & Import

$14,900. 403-346-9816

2005 BMW Z4 3.0L 6

2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $10,500 obo 403-391-8264

2001 BMW Z3 190,000 kms., loaded, 5 spd. manual, 2 tone leather int. new windshield & tires. $12,000. obo 403-755-2760

348-8788 Sport & Import

convertible, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

sunroofs, 98,295 kms., $29,888 348-8788 Sport & Import



2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623

2011 MITSUBISHI RVR GT Fully loaded, black cloth seats. 45,000 km. $19,400 OBO. **SOLD**

AWD, lthr., sunroof, 52012 kms, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

$9750. ***SOLD

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moonroof, fully inspected

moonroofs, back up camera, only 19,000 kms.

9,990 109 0 28,998 209 0 GARY MOE or












moonroof, 17” alloy, spoiler, fully inspected


10,990 109 0 or






stock wheels & optional 22”

46,990 337 0 or





Gasoline Alley South, (west side) Red Deer Locally Owned & Family Operated

2006 BUICK ALLURE CXL Stk #V34320A. V6, loaded, power $

everything, safety inspected

7,990 88 0 or





2013 TIGUAN HIGH LINE Stk #VP4551. 200 hp turbo, 4 motion AWD, loaded, $

leather & panoramic roof, only 4800 kms

34,990 $252 $0 or






RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 10, 2013 D5


Antiques & Art


TWO large (45 inch) antique wooden wagon wheels. $85 for one, $65 f o r t h e o t h e r. Call (403) 342-7908



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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



MENS CCM Nitro XT front suspension, new, $100 587-876-3415



BOYS Hiking shoes, size 13, Columbia, like new. $20. 403-314-9603



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



BENCH Vice, medium size, $35. SUMP PUMP, Snappy John; 1/4 h.p. 2400 gal. per hr. $35. 403-227-2653




Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

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


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

Garden Supplies


ANNA’S Water Gardens, Coy & Gold Fish. 403-885-5742 FISKARS Stay Sharp + reel lawnmower, 2 mo. old $120 403-346-7321

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042

Household Furnishings


Pets & Supplies


2 DOG kennels, medium size, $50/ea. 403-986-3834



Condos/ Townhouses


3 BDRM. townhouse/ condo, 5 appls., 2 blocks from Collicutt Centre. $1225/mo. + utils, inclds. condo fees. RENTED


1 1/2 blocks west of mall, 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. balcony, 4 appls, no pets, n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

BEAUTIFUL spotted kit48” x 36” table w/1 leaf, tens need new home, white metal and wood, 6 quiet, great with children, padded chairs exceptional immune sys$180 403-755-0471 tem due to diet of HALMAN Heights D R E S S E R , 6 d r a w e r s blue/green algae, litter wide 3/small drawers in t r a i n e d , F R E E t o r i g h t 3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, middle $20; B & D bread- home 403-782-2397 maker $10; brass desk top FREE kittens to give away, no pets, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 avail. Aug. 1 1. lamp $5 403-986-0986 7 wks. old, ALL GONE 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 MAYTAG dryer $75; recliner, white $50, KITSON CLOSE Travel 403-347-1050 newer exec. 3 bdrm. Packages bi-level townhouse 1447 STAND up lamp, gold platsq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, ed; matching table lamps TRAVEL ALBERTA blinds, lg. balcony, fenced $50 obo 403-347-0104 Alberta offers in rear, front/rear parking, SOMETHING no dogs, rent $1445 WANTED for everyone. SD $1000. n/s Antiques, furniture and Make your travel Avail. Aug. 1 estates. 342-2514 plans now. 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 WHITE desk lamp $2; 2 SOUTHWOOD PARK tier white stand on castors Wedding 3110-47TH Avenue, $4; 5 tea towels $3; 5 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, kitchen towel $3, 8” glass Supplies generously sized, 1 1/2 round casserole dish lid baths, fenced yards, $3; Corelle dishes, 6 large WEDDING DRESS, never full bsmts. 403-347-7473, dinner plates $1.25/ea; 8 worn, long train, Sorry no pets. sandwich plates $1/ea; 5 $125 587-876-3415 soup bowls .75 cents ea., 3 blue mugs .75 cents/ea, Riverfront Estates 8” serving bowl $3; single Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, cup coffee maker w/mug bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, $5; 3 small glass bowls $2; blinds, large balcony, 3 small metal bowls $2; no pets, n/s, $1245 3 pots w/lids, $3 & $2; or $1270 along the river. dishrack spacesaver SD $1000. Avail, Aug. 1. AGRICULTURAL $1 403-340-1120 403-304-7576 347-7545



Stereos TV's, VCRs


COLOR tv’s older style, 27”, two 21”, all work exc. $25/ea. 403-341-3099 PS1 w/10 games. $70 obo; PS2 w/10 games $60; Nintendo DS $50 obo 403-782-3847 PSP w/13 games and 6 movies $140 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


7 FOOT wooden bench. Painted light blue. $35. Call (403) 342-7908 FURNACE Filter, washable - $40. Electric cool edged, cooking grill, Toast Master; $10. 403-227-2653 GE ANSWERING MACHINE $20 403-341-3099 GLOBE 12”, great cond. $15. BOX full of misc. household items. $20. 403-314-9603 NEW right hand bathtub, white $200 403-746-2962 SASKATCHEWAN Roughrider 4 burner gas BBQ new in box $200 firm 403-887-4981 SKYLINK 1/2 hp garage door opener, new in box $125 403-887-4981

Musical Instruments


VIOLIN, Instruction cassette and book. Good value for $120. 403-986-2004


Farm Equipment


1996 HESTON 565A Baler Low usage, new belts & serviced. Shedded, field ready w/operator manual & computer console. $11,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954




5 WHEEL RAKE, independent hydraulic arms & height adjustment, $4000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954



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


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

Houses/ Duplexes


1178 SQ.FT 3 bdrm. main floor of house, w/dble. att. heated garage, Lacombe, Aug.1st, n/s, $1000/mo. + % utils. RENTED



Mobile Lot

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

SEEKING reasonably priced 2+ acres fully serviced to rent in the Lacombe, Clive or Joffre areas. Would prefer already set up for horses but willing to fence. Possible future option to purchase would be a bonus. Please call, or text with price and features. Leave a message if no answer. 403-350-9094

2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623

2008 BMW 335i, lthr., 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 348-8788 Sport & Import


3040 3050



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


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


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


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



MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550

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

2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! $27,850. Call 403-350-4323

2006 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import



Manufactured Homes

• Earn some extra cash! • Deliveries in morning do not interfere with most activities • Afternoon deliveries great for busy youth and adults • Earnings paid directly to your Bank Account • Great exercise • No collections • Great for stay at home Moms/Dads, College Students, and Seniors


2010 Ford Escape XLT 52,895 kms, white, very clean, $17,500 403-783-2805

Money To Loan



Borrow up to 20K and pay $387./mo. at 8%. Personal & small business loans. Bad credit OK. Call Toll Free 855-331-5322 PRIVATE LENDER: Mortgage money available on all types of real estate. We lend on equity. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. Enviro. Canada Approved. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519



100,000 Potential Buyers??? 2010 DODGE Journey RT sunroof, leather, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import




1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice, reduced $11,000 403-347-7893 598-3104

CALL 309-3300

Public Notice #6000

Public Notices ..................6010 Special Features ..............6050


Description: The work comprises a140m2, two storey steel and concrete new addition to the existing Recreation Centre in Stettler, Alberta. The project includes substantial renovations (approximately 1600m2) to the existing Main àoor Foyer, the second àoor Library, and the second àoor Seniors centre. Closing Information: 2:00pm MST August 1, 2013 at the ofßce of: John Hull Architect 111, 4818 Gaetz (50th) Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 4A3

Tender Documents: With a refundable deposit of $100.00, tender documents are available after 2:00pm MST July 11, 2013 at the ofßce of John Hull Architect (see above), except for participants in a Plan Deposit Guarantee Program. Tender documents will also be available for viewing at the Calgary and Red Deer Construction Associations, and online through Coolnet. Security: Bid security (Certißed cheque, bank draft or bid bond) in the amount of 10% of the bid value is to be provided at time of tender. The successful bidder will be required to provide a performance bond and a Labour and Material Payment bond, each in the amount of 50% of the contract price. Site Meeting: A site information meeting for interested General Contractors, Mechanical and Electrical subtrades will be held on July 16 at 10:00am at


2007 HONDA CRV EXL, awd, lthr., sun roof, command start, 134,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 343-6156 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634 1989 JEEP Loredo, auto, 4x4. Good cond. 318-3040

Stettler Recreation Centre 6202-44 Avenue Stettler, AB T0C 2L1 General: The tenders will be opened in public as noted above. Address all inquiries to the ofßce of the prime consultant noted above to the attention of Christine Klein or John Hull.


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300



Production Testing Crews 2010 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350 lthr., sunroofs, 98295 kms., $29,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2009 FORD Focus just over 30,000 kms; red ext. grey and black interior, was recently detailed. Asking 10,300 obo. Call Jon at 403 597 0676 or text would be best.




Call our Carrier Recruitment Line at:


Locally owned and family operated




Phone 403 309 3690 Fax 403 309 7292 Email:

MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

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

Auto Wreckers

Stipulated price sealed bids will be received from qualißed General Contractors for the following construction project: Stettler Recreation Centre, 2013 Addition and Renovations

2 Acres +/-

Income Property

(4) 205/60 R15 H406, Hankook Tires, Good shape, approx 50% tread left. $120. obo. ***SOLD***

2002 VOLKSWAGEN Jetta GLS diesel, $9,888 348-8788 Sport & Import


Zoned AG SE of Red Deer 26 kms. $194,500 403-505-6240

Vans Buses

Public Notices

Condos/ Townhouses



Laebon Homes 346-7273




1991 INTERNATIONAL dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. 403-373-7247

MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

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

Newspaper Routes are

2003 CHEV 2500, 4x4 S/C, loaded, leather. very nice shape in and out. sunroof. $4950. 403-348-9746

2007 INFINITY G35X, lthr. sunroof, nav., $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995

2 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets For Sale $875/mo. 403-343-6609 CAYON SKI RESORT FREE Weekly list of 1 & 2 bdrm. avail. in quiet properties for sale w/details, adult 5 plex. N/S, no roomprices, address, owner’s mates, no pets. $750. & phone #, etc. 342-7355 $800. incld’s utils. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer 403-346-7003

Tires, Parts Acces.

4 WINTERFORCE tires and rims, 185/75R14 exc. tread, $150; 587-876-3415


3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000. Avail. Aug. 1, 403-304-7576, 347-7545

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

2005 CHEV Colorado, e/c, 2 whl. dr., loaded, 5 spd., very low mileage. 403-846-7216

Heavy Trucks


Realtors & Services


CHALLENGER tool box, checker plated $150 403-347-1050



Boats & Marine

1999 MALIBOU 21’8”, w/trailer, Inboard V8, 325 hp $20,000. 403-607-2958 2006 CHEV 2500 4x4, crew cab, loaded blue nice shape in and out. $9350. 403-348-9746

11/2 blocks west of hospital!

Manufactured Homes


2008 SMART Passion convertible, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


Acreages/ Farms


2008 FORD Ranger, e/c, auto., 2 whl. dr., loaded, very low mileage. 403-846-7216

CLEARVIEW 4 acre fenced yard and shop, approx. 15,000 sq. ft. shop. $25,000/mo. with a Triple net lease. 780-621-2790

Newly Reno’d Mobile Choosing the Right Realtor FREE Shaw Cable + more DOES make a Difference $950/month 2011 MASSEY FERGUSON Call GORD ING at Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

1359, 9’ Disc Bine. Like new. 7 cutting discs, field ready. With operator manuals. $15,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954





2008 GRAN Prix, loaded, $10,000. 403-748-2627

Vencor is currently hiring the following positions in various locations throughout

Northern & Central Alberta: Day Supervisors Night Supervisors Assistants APPLY NOW! Fax: 780-778-6998



Household Appliances

D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 10, 2013

stock up & save view weekly specials at: case sale l mix’n match 7176 case of 12


79 /12 cans

PC® Pilsener, Dry, Honey Red or Light beer

works out 12 x 355 mL to 0.82 per can 589982/ 823779/ 814334/ 879246

22 98


5 1298 798 1098 10 98

750 mL

when you buy a case of 12 or 6.48 singles

750 mL

Sawmill Creek

assorted varieties 168362/ 164136/ 169407/ 450307

750 mL

750 mL

19 Crimes Santa Cristina Casasole Shiraz Durif 300877 Orvieto

Ravenswood V.B. Zinfandel

1884 Reservado Malbec


/24 cans 24 x 355 mL

works out to 0.96 per can 912834

750 mL


Old Milwaukee beer




Corona Extra beer

/12 bottles 12 x 330 mL

large large


1.14 L

1.14 L




50 mL


with purchase

50 mL

50 mL

with purchase

with purchase

while quantities last

while quantities last

while quantities last



Radical T iced tea with

/8 cans lemon flavoured beer works out to 1.00 per can 8 x 355 mL 417161


98 1.14 L


98 750 mL

Alberta Springs rye

Russian Prince vodka




98 750 mL


98 1.14 L

Lamb’s White, Captain Morgan Palm Breeze spiced rum or Navy rum 168127 168880/ 614817/ 168085



/24 cans

or 10.66 each /works out to 1.33 per can

Molson Canadian or Coors Light beer 8 x 355 mL 488415/ 247486


Prices effective Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14, 2013 IN THIS AREA ONLY

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We reserve the right to limit quantities. While stock lasts. Prices subject to change. No rainchecks, no substitutions.


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Red Deer Advocate, July 10, 2013  
Red Deer Advocate, July 10, 2013  

July 10, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate