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Chopper to hunt Hwy 2 speeders BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Speeders along Hwy 2 now have more to worry about than police cars with radar guns. Airborne RCMP members and sheriffs will augment traffic enforcement along Alberta’s busiest corridor with a helicopter. RCMP K Division traffic Supt. Howard Eaton said

25 sheriffs and RCMP members are trained in aerial enforcement techniques. “It’s another tool in the toolbox for us,” said Eaton. “We have laser, we have radar, we have patrol cars and those are all good, but this (helicopter) is one more thing.” The hope is that it is one more way to make drivers think a little more about how fast they travel. Another course to get more officers trained in this type of traffic enforcement is slated for later in July.

The three-day course has one day of in-class training going over the theory, much of it math-based. Over the next two days, the officers get applied training. “They spend two days in the aircraft and they actually do intercepts and we pull cars over and do the whole spiel,” said Eaton.

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Change of heart results in more charges against man accused of child abuse


BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF New charges have been laid against a Red Deer man accused of beating his girlfriend and abusing her two children. The 25-year-old suspect, whose name is withheld to protect the identities of his alleged victims, was released from custody on Wednesday pending further court proceedings. The suspect was arrested on June 16, 2012, by Red Deer City RCMP who were called to reports that a man was kicking a little boy while outside a home in the Glendale subdivision. Investigators say they found a six-year-old boy smeared in feces, which was later determined to be from a diaper he had been made to wear. The child was taken to hospital with numerous injuries, including burns on his arms and damage to the corneas of both eyes. In Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard said the child’s mother has now come forward with additional information that she had previously withheld. Collard said the mother originally supported her boyfriend and recanted statements given at the outset of the investigation, but has recently changed her mind and provided investigators with sufficient evidence to lay further charges. As a result, the original charges of assault and assault with a weapon have been replaced by a much longer list of charges, including multiple counts of assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats and making death threats.

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The donkeys are ready for their close-up at the Sunny Brook Farm Museum. This Saturday there’s a special Canadian Heritage Breeds Poultry Show at the farm (4701-30 Street). The show runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Red Deer Airport lands daily flights to Calgary Red Deer Airport is now connected to the rest of the world. Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it will offer three scheduled daily flights from the Red Deer Airport to Calgary International Airport, starting in September. Passengers will fly in an 18-seat Beechcraft 1900D operated by Air Georgian under the Air Canada Express brand. RJ Steenstra, CEO of Red Deer Airport, said the announcement is a tremendous enhancement business and leisure air travel opportunities for Central


Alberta. He said the fares are competitive, and passengers have the bonus of being close to home and will not have to pay for parking at the Red Deer Airport. “Red Deer is now linked to the rest of the world through the Air Canada system and their partners,” said Steenstra. “It’s pretty exciting news to now link Red Deer to Toronto. Red Deer to Shanghai. Red Deer to Frankfurt.” The airport will move from eight departures a week to 30 departures a week with the new service. Northwestern Air also offers flights to Kelowna, Fort McMurray and Abbotsford out of Red Deer Airport. The Air Canada Express flights will depart Red



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Clark wins Kelowna byelection


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KELOWNA, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark will have a seat once again in British Columbia’s legislature, after she cruised to a commanding victory in Wednesday’s byelection in the riding of WestsideKelowna. With over half of the ballot boxes counted, Clark has nearly double the number of votes than her closest opponent, New Democrat Carole Gordon. Clark was largely credited with engineering the surprising come-from-behind Liberal win in May’s provincial election, but she lost her own seat in her Vancouver-Point Grey riding. Clark’s determined and Christy Clark charismatic campaign style propelled the Liberals to a fourth consecutive mandate, even though pollsters forecast an Opposition New Democrat win. Former Westside-Kelowna Liberal MLA Ben Stewart stepped aside shortly after the May election, paving the way for Clark to run in the Okanagan city, where two former premiers, W.A.C. Bennett and Bill Bennett were also elected. Earlier today, Clark said voters in the riding were telling her she would be getting their votes because she guided the Liberals to victory two months ago. Gordon and BC Conservative Party candidate Sean Upshaw were two of seven other candidates challenging Clark for the seat. Gordon emphasized during the almost month-long campaign that Clark was an outsider, compared to her own four decades in the community. During an all-candidates meeting last week, Clark said it was time to start the planning process for a second crossing over Okanagan Lake, a hot topic for voters who sit in traffic waiting to cross between West Kelowna and the City of Kelowna. There were almost 45,000 people eligible to vote in the byelection, but fewer than half of those voted in the May election. Voter turnout in byelections is consistently lower than in general elections. In April 2012, just 41 per cent of voters cast ballots in the Chilliwack-Hope byelection, while even fewer people, 32 per cent, voted in the Port Moody-Coquitlam byelection. Clark will now be able to return to the legislature which is in the middle of a rare summer sitting. The main goal for the legislative session is to pass the Liberal government’s balanced budget.


SPEEDING: Monitoring could start as early as this month As early as later this month, officers will be in the air monitoring drivers’ speed. Special lines have been painted on the road to assist officers in the helicopter trying to calculate the speed of vehicles. Aloft officers will time drivers as they go between the of lines and relay the descriptions of the speeding vehicles to officers in cars so they can pull over the speeders and issue tickets. Training is being conducted in Banff. Since 2009, some aerial enforcement has taken place along the Bow Valley corridor. Although aerial enforcement was launched in Alberta in 1968, its use has ebbed and flowed based on



Steer euthanized after neck injury at Calgary Stampede CALGARY — The Vancouver Humane Society has called for the suspension of steer wrestling at the Calgary Stampede after a steer had to be euthanized due to a severe neck injury. Society spokesman Peter Fricker says animals should not have to suffer and die “just to entertain a crowd.” The animal could not get up after having its head and neck twisted to force it to the ground as part of the competition. Three veterinarians in the arena made the decision to euthanize the animal. Stampede officials and independent livestock specialists say they will review the event video to determine any contributing factors. They point out that recent rule changes prohibit competitors from continuing to wrestle a steer that has splayed its legs and cannot fall safely. Stampede officials says that does not appear to have been the case in this situation. They also say the death of a steer during the event is a rare occurrence, with only one other steer fatalaircraft availability and budgets. Eaton said the availability of the helicopter will define when they can conduct the aerial enforcement. “We’re using the RCMP helicopter based in Edmonton and it has other demands,” said Eaton. “When there is time, we get the helicopter up and we go. They have to do search and rescue, and they were down in High River for a few weeks.” Red Deer is in the middle of the most heavilytravelled highway in the province.

COURT: Preliminary hearing set The original charges were to have gone to trial before a Red Deer provincial court judge on July 22 and 26. However, defence counsel Lorne Goddard changed his client’s election on Wednesday to Court

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatics team welcomes new skipper MOOSE JAW, Sask. — The Canadian military’s famed aerobatics squad, the Snowbirds, have welcomed a new skipper. At a ceremony Wednesday, members of 431 Squadron bade farewell to Lt.-Col. Maryse Carmichael and greeted their new commander, Lt.-Col. Christopher England. “What a tremendous day,” said England. “Not only did we say goodbye to the outgoing CO for three years of excellent work and leadership that she’s provided to the squadron, it’s now my opportunity to step up and try to fill those shoes.” England joins 431 Squadron after serving two years as the executive officer of 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, based at CFB Shearwater in Nova Scotia. His resume boasts an impressive 4,700 flight hours on multi-engine aircraft, jets and helicopters, including a two-year run with the Snowbirds as a pilot in the 1996 and 1997 seasons. He said he’s looking forward to taking on the duties of Snowbird CO. “As any new commanding officer would tell you, the idea is to get into the job, start to learn exactly what’s happening in all of the different sections, and get an idea of what we call the ‘battle rhythm,”’ said England. of Queen’s Bench by judge alone, with a preliminary hearing to be held on the dates originally set for trial. Preliminary hearings are generally used to determine whether the Crown’s case is strong enough to proceed to trial. Collard offered the Crown’s consent to release the suspect from custody, with a no-cash bail of $5,000, meaning the penalty would be payable should he breach release conditions. Ordinarily, an accused person does not get a second opportunity to seek bail. However, now that he is facing a completely new set of charges, the man’s opportunity for release was reopened, said Collard. Conditions of the accused man’s release include a weapons prohibition, along with an order that he have no contact with his former girlfriend, her children or other members of her family. Provincial court Judge Jim Mitchell also ordered that he stay away from their homes and from the school both children attend. Collard told the court that the two children are now in their grandparents’ care.

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CALGARY — Alberta’s energy regulator has recommended approval of Shell Canada’s plan to expand oilsands production, even though it acknowledges the environmental impacts will likely be so severe and “irreversible” that new protected areas should be created to compensate for the damage. A 413-page report contains an extensive list of recommendations and conditions for both governments and Shell (NYSE:RDS) and contains some of the most strongly worded language yet on the industry’s growing environmental toll. “It is clear that critical issues about oilsands development are increasingly not project specific,” the report says. “Many of the concerns and issues related to this proposal have to do with the pace of development of the mineable oilsands and the capacity of the regional environment to absorb these developments.” But critics point out most of the report’s recommendations are non-binding suggestions to government, which has the ultimate say on the project. The report concludes the Jackpine project would involve the permanent loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands, which would harm migratory birds, caribou and other wildlife and wipe out traditional plants used for generations. It says Shell’s plans for mitigation are unproven and warns some impacts would probably approach levels that the environment can’t support. It concludes that the effects of the development, which would allow Shell to increase its bitumen output by 50 per cent to 300,000 barrels a day, would be so heavy they couldn’t be fixed. The only answer would be to set aside relatively undisturbed land, says the report. “The panel believes the use of conservation offsets may be necessary.” Previous attempts by the Alberta government to create protected areas in the oilsands area have

been strongly opposed by industry. Shell spokesman Stephen Doolan said the company welcomes the decision. Doolan said Alberta’s new management plan for the oilsands area will provide more concrete data to assess and mitigate environmental impacts. “New frameworks, such as the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan, will be based on actual monitoring of data and development in place and operating. With frameworks across all key environmental areas, LARP will ultimately ensure the oilsands resource is development in a sustainable manner.” Shell has also bought about 730 hectares of former cattle pasture in northwestern Alberta to help com-

‘MANY OF THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES RELATED TO THIS PROPOSAL HAVE TO DO WITH THE PACE OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE MINEABLE OILSANDS AND THE CAPACITY OF THE REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT TO ABSORB THESE DEVELOPMENTS.’ pensate for the 8,500 hectares of wetland that would be forever lost. The report now goes to federal Environment Minister Peter Kent. A decision on whether to accept, reject or modify it is expected from the federal cabinet within the next four months. The Alberta government will ratify the report through an order in council. The report has been a long time coming. The Jackpine expansion has been before regulators since 2007 and company officials say they have submitted over 18,000 pages of information and evidence. Still, the panel expressed doubts about Shell’s environmental work. “The panel concluded it could not rely on Shell’s

Ottawa to extradite Edmonton terror suspect to U.S.: lawyer BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government plans to extradite a Canadian citizen to the United States to face terrorism charges, says his lawyer. Sayfildin Tahir Sharif is accused of conspiracy to kill Americans and of supporting a terror group that took part in a 2009 suicide bombing in his native Iraq. Five U.S. soldiers were killed when a truck filled with explosives was detonated at a military checkpoint. Bob Aloneissi, Sharif’s lawyer, says he has received a letter from Justice Minister Rob Nicholson that indicates the federal government intends to hand over Sharif to stand trial in the United States. He also faces a new charge there of aiding and abetting the murder of U.S. nationals abroad. “Mr. Nicholson has decided to surrender my client to the United States, which is very disappointing,” Aloneissi said Wednesday. “But he has made that decision conditional on the United States not seeking the death penalty in relation to this new charge.” The federal Extradition Act says the minister can refuse to make a surrender order if the person to be extradited could face the death penalty under the laws of the extradition partner. Sharif, who also goes by Faruq Khalil Muhammad Isa as well as another name, has been in custody in Edmonton since his arrest Jan. 19, 2011. Carole Saindon, a Justice Department spokeswoman, said Nicholson made the surrender order decision on “Isa” June 25. “He has 30 days to file a judicial review of this decision,” she said in an email from Ottawa. Aloneissi said he will be consulting with his client and suggested he would file a challenge of the federal justice minister’s order. “We will be looking at appealing Mr. Nicholson’s decision to the Alberta Court of Appeal,” he said. A separate appeal has already been filed over last October’s Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench ruling that

found there was enough evidence for an extradition. The lawyer expects both appeals would be heard together. During hearings last year on the U.S. extradition request, the Crown argued that intercepted telephone and Internet conversations showed Sharif helped jihadists contact members of a terror network as they made their way from Tunisia to Iraq to make the attack on the soldiers. Alberta Queen’s Bench Justice Adam Germain ruled that the recorded phone calls and emails went far beyond “religious enthusiasm” on Sharif’s part. Germain said all of the evidence leads to an inescapable conclusion that the legal extradition test is established on the original two charges, which carry a possible life sentence in the U.S. Aloneissi has argued that there is no clear evidence that proves Sharif helped support a terrorist group or that he agreed to help kill anyone. He said the Crown’s case was based on police interpretations of vague statements by Sharif that have been translated to English from Arabic. Sharif, an ethnic Kurd, was born in Iraq but moved to Toronto as a refugee in 1993. He became a Canadian citizen in 1997. When Sharif was arrested, he was living in an Edmonton apartment with his girlfriend and her children. Sharif has said the terrorist allegations against him came from people who were tortured by American investigators. He acknowledge that his real name is Isa, but said he changed it to escape a Turkish refugee camp when he was a young man. Sharif said he feared that using his real name again would have made it difficult for him to immigrate to Canada.

Modular classrooms readied for flooded areas BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER — The Alberta government plans to put at least 75 modular classrooms into action to make sure kids impacted by flooding are back in school come September. Education Minister Jeff Johnson went to High River, one of the worst hit communities in southern Alberta, to make the announcement Wednesday. He said four of six schools in High River should be good to go come September, but the Catholic schools in the town suffered significant damage.

In Calgary, Johnson says there are about 50 schools in the public school system that have roof damage from the heavy rain. He says there is a tremendous amount of people and resources being mobilized across southern Alberta to make sure all the schools are fixed up in time for September. Each modular classroom costs about $300,000. “I can assure parents that there’s going to be places for kids to go in September. We might have some schools disrupted for the next year, but that’s all I could foresee it being,” Johnson said.

assessment of the significance of the project and cumulative effects on terrestrial resources.” The report contains 22 conditions that would be binding on Shell if it were accepted by Ottawa. There are concerns over the company’s plans to cap tailings ponds with a layer of fresh water into so-called end-pit lakes. The panel requires Shell to conduct and release new research on such ponds, as well as alternatives to them. There are also 88 non-binding recommendations that the panel asks the federal government to impose on Shell before final approval — the wrong approach, said Simon Dyer of the environmental thinktank Pembina Institute. “We pleaded with the panel, ‘Please don’t make recommendations that will never be enforced,”’ he said. “Either make them binding conditions or reject the project.” Dyer pointed out that previous projects with similar suggestions have been approved with no accountability as to whether they ever come into effect. “The way to get accountability for fixing these policy gaps is to recommend not to approve the project until these recommendations have been met,” he said. Athabasca Chipewyan Chief Allan Adam, whose band turned to the courts to try to stop the hearings over issues of poor consultation, said in a release that the report doesn’t adequately address the effects that development would have on the lives of area aboriginals. The panel is handing responsibility for regulating development off to government, Adam said. “Many of the panel’s recommendations are likely to continue to fall upon deaf government ears.” Kent said the government is reviewing the report and can’t yet comment. “The government is pleased to have received the Joint Review Panel’s report for the Jackpine Mine Expansion project and looks forward to reviewing it,” he said.


Wildrose calls for recall of legislature to extend state of emergency BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER — Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith is asking the Alberta government to recall the legislature to extend the state of emergency in High River. The state of emergency in the town, which is still under water in some areas, is slated to end Friday. Smith sent a letter to Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths asking that he meet with High River town council to see if they agree to the end of the state of emergency. If not, she says the Conservatives should call a brief session of the legislature to pass a resolution to extend the state of emergency. Smith, who represents High River in the legislature, also wrote that she was confident that all MLAs would attend because she says it’s the right thing to do for Alberta. She says she’s concerned because about half of the residences in High River have complete access to essential utility services as hot water, electricity and phone service. Smith also says very few of the High River’s businesses are up and running yet. “While the efforts of our town councillors and the town staff have been exemplary, in some cases truly heroic, many if not all of them are all also experiencing this disaster at a personal level. Their homes and/or businesses are severely impacted. “The potential removal of the extra manpower and provincewide resources that have gathered in High River is deeply concerning.”





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Outstanding collection of hand-tools in the railway car museum is one of the largest and best of its kind in Alberta. Be sure to spend some time in these coaches immediately south of the Big Valley station. Trip includes sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal and entertainment.

Friday, July 19 Co Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A) The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south of the Railway Car Museum is a great addition to that community’s many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area. Trip includes a roast turkey buffet meal.

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Losing faith in RCMP HIGH RIVER FIREARMS SEIZURE ONLY INCREASES MISTRUST BY MARCO NAVARRO-GENIE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Should the RCMP have done it? I’m talking, of course, about its seizure of firearms from evacuated High River homes. That the seizures came during a state of emergency situation doesn’t matter as much and the legality of the seizure isn’t the main question. Central to the rule of law is that those involved in its administration use caution in its application. Judges or law enforcers, for example, should adjust their judgment to context and circumstance. In that sense, a judge who gives a lenient sentence to a repentant teenager prudently adapts to the circumstance of contrition. Context matters. In the wisdom of our legal tradition, context matters because the purpose

of justice is not the blind application of the law but the promotion of goodness and fairness. It recognizes that applying rules for the sake of the rules unduly limits liberty and could beget tyranny. In that tradition, there have been instances in which police have ignored calls to action or refused to enforce laws against protestors blocking roads. To their discretion, the enforcement of the letter of the law might put people in greater danger and undermine the public’s perception of police neutrality which, if true, erodes in turn the fairness that justice seeks to promote. The smoke screen of “just following orders” or simply applying the law, therefore, is insufficient. So, when the RCMP announced seizing “large quantities of weapons” in High River because they were improperly stored, we have to look at the circumstances and not only the law’s application. The Mounties claim that, during their sweep of evacuated High River homes to check to see if there were people left behind, they discov-

ered the regulation-violating firearms. They quickly “secured,” as they like to phrase it, the firearms. The broader context is known but it needs to be spelled out. The homes were vacant because people were ordered to evacuate by the same authority that forced its way in to locked homes. The police claim it seized the firearms because of the risk of the items being stolen, which begs the question as to what it did with the valuable porcelain and silverware they encountered and that was also “in plain view.” As there had been no reports of looting in High River since it was sealed off, the ironic justification for violating privacy and property in order to protect property is unconvincing. It makes you wonder about the RCMP’s judgment: first, order and enforce an evacuation, then seize private property from people’s vacated homes, then inform the evacuees of the seizure while at the same time ignoring their pleas for permission to return to their homes in their hopes of retriev-

ing some of their prized possessions themselves. Even if well-meant, the crass announcement failed to account for human fragility in situations of disaster. Most reasonable people understand the need of police or firefighters entering our homes in an emergency, even when we are not home. But that is quite different thing from allowing them to bust down doors, pick locks and seize our property. Although no charges may be laid and the items are returned, there is a violation of trust in knowing that the Mounties have been through our drawers. The imprudent firearms roundup has eroded public confidence in the federal police. In going through the evacuees’ closets, the Mounties have exposed themselves to greater mistrust. And that sentiment, in the long run, may endanger more lives rather than safeguarding them. Marco Navarro-Genie is vice-president of research at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy. This column was supplied by Troy Media (


Stop wasting time, money on paths — fix the roads! After another few hours of carefully navigating my way around the potholes and the many rough patches of our city’s roadways, I feel that Red Deer residents will agree with me in very loudly proclaiming: Stop wasting tax dollars on ripping up perfectly good sidewalks and replacing them with wider, asphalt lanes — and fix the streets! My vehicle will thank you. Dianne Fjallman Red Deer

Canada Day celebrations pulled off thanks to many The Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society wishes to thank the many people who contributed to a successful Canada Day 2013 celebration, which was relocated to the Collicutt Centre due to flooding at Bower Ponds. This transition within a week’s notice presented challenges but they were overcome with assistance and support of many individuals, businesses and organizations. We extend special appreciation to: Denis Delemont and Stan Krawiec of the Collicutt Centre and all their staff; Kristina Oberg of Culture Services, City of Red Deer; as well as John Harms and Jim White of Westerner Park and their staff. We also want to thank our Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society member groups, staff and volunteers as well as the many sponsors, partners, community groups and performers who contributed to the festivities. Sherry Scheunert, Canada Day Co-ordinator Delores Coghill, Manager Carroll Borg, President Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society

Bolt Supply House jumped in to help flood cause I would like to send out a heartfelt thanks to Bolt Supply House in Red Deer. When I told them of my intentions to go down to my hometown of High River and help friends and loved ones repair and rebuild their lives, they stepped up to the plate and not only discounted but also donated so many much needed items. Wonderful to see a business so ready to give to another community! Way to go guys! Heather Morin Sylvan Lake

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Duffy scandal inches closer to the boss BY THOMAS WALKOM SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The Senate scandal doesn’t go away. Instead it moves inexorably closer to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It is now pointed at the heart of the Conservative Party. We already knew that Nigel Wright, Harper’s former chief of staff, gave Sen. Mike Duffy $90,172 to repay dubious housing expenses. Now, courtesy of court documents filed by the RCMP and released this week, we know this was more than an act of misguided charity. We had been told initially that Wright demanded nothing from Duffy in return for the $90,172 cheque. We now know that this wasn’t exactly accurate. Wright, according to the Mounties, told Duffy that if he wanted the money, he had to keep his mouth shut. We don’t know, however, what the Prince Edward Island senator was to keep his mouth shut about. Prior to this week, the story from the Prime Minister’s Office was that Wright had acted completely on his own. We know now this isn’t quite true. At least four other people, including three in Harper’s office, knew of the payment. However, none of them, the Mounties were told, alerted the prime minister. Prior to this week, the Conservative Party insisted that it had nothing to do with the cheque to Duffy. We now know that this, too, isn’t the whole story. Lawyers interviewed by the RCMP said the Conservatives were

initially prepared to cover the amount that Duffy claimed improperly from the Senate. But at the this minute, the party balked. The reason given to the police is that, while the Conservatives were willing to quietly pay $32,000 to one of their highprofile senators caught making inappropriate expense-account claims, they were not willing to cough up more than $90,000. To put it another way, the principle wasn’t at issue. The amount was. The new documents show Wright placed two conditions on the cheque he wrote to Duffy on March 25. The first was that Duffy use the money to repay the Senate (which he did). The second was that he stop talking to the media. What was Duffy not to talk to the media about? What, if anything, did he know that Wright didn’t want him to say? We don’t know the answers to those questions. We do know that Duffy did continue to talk to the media. In particular, CTV quoted him as claiming on May 14 that he secured the $90,172 from a bank loan and not from Wright — a claim that was untrue. Before this week, some had speculated that the $90,172 payment was part of an arrangement aimed at limiting political damage to Harper and the Conservative Party. The theory here is that Duffy would quietly repay the money he improperly claimed. In return, his fellow Conservatives, who hold a majority in the Senate, would whitewash his actions (which,

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initially, they did). This is still a theory unproven in court. But we now know that Cpl. Greg Horton, the RCMP officer looking into the case, holds a similar opinion. This, he wrote in documents filed with an Ottawa court, is why he believes Duffy’s acceptance of the $90,172 cheque violates Section 121 of the Criminal Code. That section makes it illegal for a public official to accept a benefit in exchange for co-operation or influence. What the RCMP officer didn’t mention, at least in the documents made public so far, is that it is also illegal under Section 121 for anyone to offer such a benefit to a public official. Which means that Wright, as well as anyone else involved in making the payment, may also be criminally liable. Finally, in a seemingly unrelated development, we know that Marjory LeBreton, the government leader in the Senate, has resigned from cabinet and Harper doesn’t plan to replace her. An anonymous government official told reporters that Harper hopes to distance himself from a Senate that has become an embarrassment. And perhaps this explanation is true. But LeBreton is a shrewd political survivor who, while intensely loyal to the Conservative Party, has in the past been quietly but harshly critical of the man now its leader. Perhaps, as this scandal accelerates, she is trying to distance herself from Harper. Thomas Walkom is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs columnist.

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Railway shifts blame to engineer 50 FEARED DEAD IN LAC-MEGANTIC

LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — The embattled rail company involved in the Lac-Megantic derailment has suspended an employee linked to the disaster, now feared to have killed 50 people. The railway revealed Wednesday that it had sidelined the employee amid concerns that he might not have properly applied the brakes on the train. That statement from railway president Ed Burkhardt came during a contrite visit to the battered town where he was heckled by locals while being escorted around by police. The Rail World Inc. president said his train engineer Ed Burkhardt had declared that he’d set the required 11 handbrakes on the vehicle, but that the statement had since fallen into doubt. He said his employee had been suspended pending a police investigation — which is an abrupt reversal from the public message his company had been delivering the previous day. “I think he did something wrong,� Burkhardt said Wednesday. “We don’t summarily fire people and we have to go through a process with the union... (But) I don’t think he’ll be back working for us, that’s my personal opinion.� Burkhardt said police have talked about prosecuting his engineer and that they have told the man to stay where he is. Repeated attempts to reach the train engineer over the last two days have been unsuccessful and the union representing him refused to comment Wednesday. Just a day earlier the company called the engineer, Quebec resident Tom Harding, a “hero� for apparently rushing to the scene and managing to stop some of the ghost cars. The latest account is also vastly different from that of previous days when the company appeared to be directing blame at the neighbouring municipality’s fire department instead. The railway had said that, shortly before the disaster, the department in Nantes had shut off the engine while fighting an earlier blaze and that affected the brakes. The fire department, however, said it was simply applying proper procedure.

It’s unclear how those two sides left off before they exited the scene. However, the train was left unattended, took off, and began rolling downhill with increasing speed on a destructive 20-minute journey to Lac-Megantic. The federal Transportation Safety Board is investigating and provincial police are conducting a separate criminal probe in which they have already interviewed 70 people — including the railway boss Wednesday. Police are now warning of worse news ahead. �Now we are standing here with a number of 50 persons we are considering as missing and most probably dead in this tragedy,� said provincial police Insp. Michel Forget. Among the 50 people considered missing, the official death toll of bodies found stands at 20. One victim has been identified, although the individual’s identity has not been made public. In his account to media Wednesday, Burkhardt said the fire department was dealing with another company employee on-site, a track foreman, who was not familiar with diesel engines. Meanwhile, he said, the fire department was not familiar with train safety. He has stated that the fire department should have called Harding, who had completed his shift and went off to sleep at a hotel. But Burkhardt appeared to turn on his engineer Wednesday. “We think he applied some handbrakes — the question is, did he apply enough of them? He’s told us that he applied 11 handbrakes and our general feeling now is that that is not true. Initially, we took him at his word,� he said. “It seems that adequate handbrakes were not set on this train and it’s the engineer’s responsibility to set them.� The issue of culpability could carry deep financial consequences as threats of lawsuits have already surfaced, and various players are preparing for an expensive rebuilding effort. The Quebec government announced Wednesday an initial $60-million fund to help victims, while declaring that flags across the province would spend a week lowered to half-mast. Burkhardt promised the company’s full assistance. He said it would partner with the Red Cross, insurers and governments to help fund humanitarian aid and reconstruction of homes. “Our financial resources are going to be devoted to this,� said the veteran railman. “This comes first.� The company has attracted considerable criticism

Calls to abolish Senate pointless: experts OTTAWA — Calls to abolish the Senate, as proposed by Saskatchewan’s premier and the federal Opposition, are destined to go nowhere, say constitutional experts. Premier Brad Wall says his Saskatchewan Party wants the doors closed on the upper chamber of Parliament. A recent mail-in referendum, the results of which were released Monday, saw 86 per cent of just over 3,700 of the party’s members vote to abolish the Senate. Demands to either dramatically reform or abolish the Senate have become more pronounced as a scandal unfolds over allegations that a handful of senators misused public money by making improper housing or travel-expense claims. The scandal has resulted in the resignation of the prime minister’s chief of staff, an RCMP investigation and the departures of three senators — Conservatives Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin and Liberal Mac Harb — from their party caucuses. Another former Conservative senator, Patrick Brazeau, was removed from the Tory caucus over an unrelated criminal matter that is currently before the courts. But calls to close down the Senate are reactionary, and pointless, says University of Ottawa professor Errol Mendes. “(Abolition) is a non-starter, whatever Saskatchewan and Brad Wall thinks,� says Mendes. “It’s not going to happen.� NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has also said he will campaign in the next federal election on a platform that includes getting rid of the unelected body. But the Constitution requires, at minimum, the approval of seven provinces representing 50 per cent of the population to make any significant changes to the Senate, including abolishing it. And a national debate over Senate abolition would only open the door to demands from the provinces for other changes to the Constitution, says Ned Franks, an emeritus political science professor at Queen’s University. British Columbia’s premier appears to be the only one backing Wall in his call for abolition of the socalled chamber of sober second thought. Ontario, under former premier Dalton McGuinty, endorsed the idea. But the province’s newest premier, Kathleen Wynne, said in May that she sees value in maintaining a reformed version of the upper chamber of Parliament. The Quebec government has expressed strong opposition to closing the Senate’s doors. And there is no appetite for abolition in the East either. “The Atlantic provinces would basically say (the Senate) is the reason why we came into Confederation,� said Mendes. “And that makes it the end of the story (on abolition),� added Franks. Still, the federal government says it remains open to eliminating the Senate if reforms are not adequate. “Canadians understand that our Senate, as it stands today, must either change or, like the old upper houses of our provinces, vanish,� said Tim Uppal, the minister of state for democratic reform. Prime Minister Stephen Harper effectively closed the door to significant Senate reform by giving up on the notion of finding a way to have senators chosen independently, said Mendes.

Harper campaigned in 2006 to have senators elected. After coming to power, however, one of his first acts was to appoint his Conservative election campaign co-chair, Michael Fortier, as both a senator and minister of public works. Shortly afterward, Harper attempted to have right-wing reformist Gwyn Morgan appointed as commissioner of public appointments. When the opposition parties refused to accept Morgan in the yet-to-be-created position, Harper backed away from forming the commission. “(The prime minister) could have had some of the most credible elder statespeople in Canada being appointed to a commission who could work with the provinces to establish credible appointees to the Senate,� said Mendes. “He not only didn’t fulfil his promises, he went ahead and appointed the type of people who are now at the core of the problems plaguing the Senate.� Both Mendes and Franks argue that the Senate, with some reforms to improve accountability for spending tax dollars, is worth keeping around.


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Bombing suspect pleads not guilty BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first public appearance since his capture in mid-April. As victims of the bombing looked on, Tsarnaev, 19, gave a lopsided smile to his sisters upon arriving in the courtroom. He appeared to have a jaw injury and there was swelling around his left eye and cheek. Then, after he leaned over toward a microphone and said, “Not guilty” over and over in a Russian accent, he was led out of the courtroom, making a kissing motion with his lips toward his family as he left. His sister sobbed loudly, resting her head on a woman seated next to her. He faces 30 federal charges, including using a weapon of mass destruction to kill, and could get the death penalty if prosecutors choose to pursue it. The proceedings took place in a heavily guarded courtroom packed not only with victims but with their families, police officers, members of the public and the media. Tsarnaev looked much as he did in a photo widely circulated after his arrest, his hair curly and unkempt. He appeared nonchalant, almost bored during the hearing. The cast covered his left forearm, his hand and his fingers. The April 15 attack killed three people and wounded more than 260. Authorities say Tsarnaev orchestrated the attack along with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died following a shootout with police three days after the bombing. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was arrested on April 19 when he was found hiding in a boat in a suburban backyard. He was initially charged in the hospital, where he was recovering from wounds suffered in a police shootout. Tsarnaev’s two sisters, both in Muslim garb, were in court Wednesday. One was carrying a baby, the other wiped away tears with a tissue. His parents remained back in Russia. Reporters and spectators began lining up for seats in the courtroom at 7:30 a.m. as a dozen Federal Protective Service officers and bomb-sniffing dogs surrounded the courthouse. Four hours before the hearing, the defendant arrived at the courthouse in a four-vehicle motorcade that included a van, a Humvee and a state police car. A group of about a dozen Tsarnaev supporters cheered as the motorcade arrived. The demonstrators yelled, “Justice for Jahar!” as Tsarnaev is known. One woman held a sign that said, “Free Jahar.” Lacey Buckley, 23, said she travelled from her home in Wenatchee, Wash., to attend the arraignment. Buckley said she has never met Tsarnaev but came because she believes he’s innocent. “I just think so many of his rights were violated. They almost murdered an unarmed kid in a boat,” she said. A group of friends who were on the high school wrestling team with Tsarnaev at Cambridge Rindge and Latin waited in line outside the courtroom for hours, hoping to get a seat. One of them, Hank Alvarez, said Tsarnaev was calm, peaceful and apolitical in high school. “Just knowing him, it’s hard for me to face the fact that he did it,” said Alvarez, 19, of Cambridge. Another ex-teammate, Shun Tsou, 20, of Cambridge, called Tsarnaev “a silent warrior type.” “There was nothing sketchy about him,” said Tsou, adding that he had not formed an opinion on Tsarnaev’s guilt or innocence. Prosecutors say Tsarnaev, a Muslim, wrote about his motivations for the bombing on the inside walls and beams of the boat where he was captured. He wrote the U.S. government was “killing our innocent civilians.” “I don’t like killing innocent people,” he said, but also wrote: “I can’t stand to see such evil go unpunished. ... We Muslims are one body, you hurt one you hurt us all.” Three people — Martin Richard, 8; Krystle Marie Campbell, 29; and Lingzi Lu, 23 — were killed by the bombs, which were improvised from pressure cookers. Authorities say the Tsarnaevs also killed Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer Sean Collier days later while they were on the run. Numerous bombing victims had legs amputated after the two explosions, which detonated along the final stretch of the race a couple hours after the elite runners had finished.


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More child porn charges laid against former provincial deputy education minister TORONTO — A University of Toronto professor who once held the post of deputy education minister in Ontario and Manitoba was slapped with two new charges Wednesday in an ongoing child pornography investigation. Benjamin Levin — who was also on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s

RCMP did all it could for woman who accused husband of abuse: review HALIFAX — A police watchdog says the RCMP did all it could for a woman who accused her husband of abuse and tried to have him killed, challenging a claim by the Supreme Court of Canada that the force ignored her pleas for help. The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP issued a lengthy review Wednesday into the way Nova Scotia detachments handled complaints by Nicole Doucet in 2007 and 2008. Ian McPhail, the commission’s interim chairman, said investigators focused on assertions that the RCMP didn’t do enough to help the woman before she tried to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband, Michael Ryan. “The question is, did they take all reasonable steps, based on policy (and)


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Celebrate the Westerner at Original Joe’s By Jason Lundgren Advocate advertising feature

With the summer at its hottest there is no better place to beat the heat with cold drinks and fresh food than at Original Joe’s. For over seven years Red Deer has been coming to Original Joe’s, at 4720 51st Ave, the place with the distinctive garage doors in the front, owing to its roots as the old Eagle Automotive building. Original Joe’s has come a long way from 1997 when it opened its first establishment in the community of Marda Loop in Calgary. Today they are considered one of the fastest growing casual dining restaurant brands with 59 locations in Canada. The brand has now gone even further as well, opening up a State & Main Kitchen & Bar location in Red Deer, and Elephant & Castle has been added to the franchise group. Original Joe’s success can be attributed to offering comfort, accessibility and affordability; a place to relax with good food, good beer and good friends, daily from 11am – 2am, 7 days a week. Original Joe’s is the place to get familiar food with an inventive twist. Their menu is crafted by an experienced culinary team, perfecting old favorites such as fish and chips and Carolina pulled

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Above: Just upstream, the fracking line will go under the creek to get to the formations below Deer Heaven. Below: The withdrawal hose for fracking water. Everywhere I look lately, I am reminded that the ecological-conservation world has a new “F-word:” fracking. Fracking is an oil and gas drilling process, frequently involving horizontal, rather than vertical, drilling, where a mixture of sand, water and powerful chemicals is pumped down the hole at high pressure to fracture the rock formation, generally shale, and free the flow of hydrocarbons, including natural gas. Think an humongous Earth enema. BOB Since about two years ago, SCAMMELL the newspapers and my in-box have been boiling over with concerns about fracking. People fear it might cause earthquakes and/or serious groundwater and well contamination. Nobody really knows, but, as usual with resource extraction companies, they forge ahead, and we’ll find out about the downside when the damage is done. Late last year, I heard from a reader who monitors the huge volumes of water that are pumped from trout streams as small as Dogpound Creek and the North Raven River, even in critical winter low flows, to be trucked away and pumped down fracking holes. Later I received a heart-rending email from one of those fracking water truck drivers who was devastated by what he was doing and seeing in the oilpatch, but was not qualified to earn a living in any other way. Later yet, another reader lamented that the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, as it then was, had just been given sole authority to approve licences to take water from trout streams with-


Scammell wins writing award Red Deer Advocate e outdoors columnist Bob Scam-mell has won another national writing award. Scammell won first place in the National Fishing g Week Writing Awards presented during the Outdoorr Writers of Canada annual conference in Campbell River,, B.C., in June. It is the second year in a row and the third time in n the past four years that Scammell has earned the same e award. The Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association n sponsors the award for excellence in communicating the e aims and objectives of Canada’s National Fishing Week.. Scammell earned the award for a column called The e Grandfather Clause e published in Alberta Outdoorsmen n magazine in September 2012. “I truly believe in encouraging and helping people — kids particularly — to become angling addicts,” Scam-mell said. It was the 38th annual time the group has conferred d the award. The Outdoor Writers of Canada is an or-ganization of professional writers, broadcasters and d photographers who specialize in outdoors activities and d concerns. The awards are designed to encourage excel-lence in outdoors writing and photography. Earlier this year, Scammell was named to the Alberta a S orts Hall of Fame. Sp out regard to the needs of any other users, or to the requirements of the fishery. Sad stuff, all that, so let me cheer you up with the saga of my battles with the oil companies, ending with recently getting hosed by fracking. Forty years I have fought and fended off any oil well being drilled anywhere on the Stump Ranch. Most of the battles have been over a high, isolated

Pruning, weeding can improve the overall health of the yard The busy spring season has passed but there are still many tasks that can be done to improve the overall look and health of the yard. Remove the spent flowers or seedpods on all perennial and annual plants that produce seeds. Seeds that are left on the plant to mature take energy from the plant as opposed to growing larger or producing more flowers. All seeds become a problem when they germinate in large numbers. It is best to remove the problem before it becomes one. Removing spent flowers LINDA was once time consuming but TOMLINSON now many of the annuals on the market are sterile — they can be left as is. Early-blooming shrubs set or develop next year’s flowerbuds now. By pruning now or shortly after the plants bloom, they will produce flowers next spring. If pruned when the plants are dormant, the next season’s flowers will be removed. Lilacs, double flowering plum, nanking cherries and forsythia are some of the plants affected. It is best to do corrective pruning each year as little growth will need to be removed. Waiting until a shrub is overgrown makes the task much more difficult and lengthy a process as up to a quarter of the growth can be removed at a time. Start by removing dead, diseased and damaged branches. Dead branches are easy to spot at this time of year as they are bare. Damaged or diseased wood can hide under the canopy of leaves but often they will produce different coloured or shaped leaves.


Always cut branches back to another branch, leaf or the ground. Stumps or stubs that are left at the end of branches are unsightly and do not heal properly. Stumps dry and rot, becoming an entrance for insects and diseases. Next remove branches that are crossing, rubbing or are growing inwards. Before deciding which of the rubbing branches to remove, take the following into consideration: the final shape of the plant, the direction the branch is growing, the size of the branch and how many branches it is rubbing on. Keep the branch that contributes to a symmetrical shape of the plant as the goal is to have a healthy, attractive plant. Shrubs start to look ratty when the centre becomes too dense to allow sunlight to penetrate. The problem can be rectified by removing some of the old growth from the centre at ground level. Lastly, shape the shrub to make it pleasing to the eye. New growth, or candles, on spruce and pine are still soft, making it an ideal time to shape these plants. Removing part of the new growth will encourage the plant to fill out, becoming bushier. This is done by holding the new growth in one hand and snapping off part of the new growth with the other. Removing new growth with shears or pruners is not advised as needles are usually cut and damaged. Always remove weeds before they go to seed. If weeds are allowed to seed, there will be many more weeds the next season. Dispose of seeds in the garbage as it is unlikely that the compost will get hot enough to kill them. While it is important to keep up with the garden, it is also important to enjoy it. Take time to sit and enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of the garden. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist that lived near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at or

ridge of about 90 acres with Prairie Creek surrounding its base, north, west and south. Several oil companies have been determined to drill over there and I have vowed they never would. I call the ridge Deer Heaven, but it is a varied ecological treasure: undisturbed boreal forest — aspen parkland and a quiet sanctuary for all manner of wildlife. Yes, I have seen hundreds of both species of deer over there, but also moose, elk, black bears, otters, cougars and wolves. Best of all, I have several times, on overcast days, gotten totally lost over there on my own land.

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Improving tarsands EROEI cold comfort “Basically, the only thing that the oilsands produce that doesn’t have a market is the sand.” — RockyMtnGuy RockyMtnGuy (not his real name) is one of the more prolific — and admired — contributors to the website called theoildrum. com. He is apparently a Calgarian, and, judging by the wealth of knowledge he has about the oil and gas industry, he has been around drill rigs for a long, long time. He was commenting on an article in about the EROEI (energy returned on energy invested) associated with various types of tarsands operations. EVAN I wrote a column on the BEDFORD EROEI concept back in January 2011, but suffice it to say ENERGY & ECOLOGY that it refers to the amount of energy it takes to pull energy out of the ground. Or, in a non-fossil example, how much energy it takes to dig ore out of the ground, smelt the ore, build a wind generator with it, and run the generator, compared to the amount of useful energy it provides during its lifetime. In the tarsands example, the authors of the article (Adam Brandt, Jacob Englander and Sharad Bharadwaj in the journal Energy) found that in the 1970s, the Suncor mining operation used one unit of energy to mine and refine one unit of energy contained within the finished oil product. One unit to get one unit. That’s not good.

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The French paradox Five great AND DECONSTRUCTING IT How much does food play a factor in optimal health and how much can be allocated to lifestyle? A little less stress and a lot more life enjoyment — is this more important than the nutrition factor of the foods we eat? A more modest but regular consumption of red wine, the enjoyment of a delectable French pastry made from whole ingredients and the time spent in preparation of whole natural foods dined over several hours amongst family and friends followed by a plate of fine cheeses — does this not sound like a delightfully indulgent, yet somehow healthful lifestyle? How does the company of good friends and family play a role in our health? KRISTIN The French diet — said to FRASER be more rich in saturated fats, some modest indulgences in sugary rich pastries and, of course, breads, not to mention an abundance of cheese and wine, puts an intriguing spin on the direction of health in North America — leaning towards a more plant-based diet, reducing saturated fats, the elimination of sugar and foods containing gluten. With lower rates of heart disease and obesity, this French Paradox, as it is called, certainly brings on the question of how much the quality and freshness of the food dictate our health, as well as living a lowstress lifestyle. Is there an element of how food is consumed versus what foods are consumed? Of course, the most popular conclusion among the many studies done on the French Paradox claim their lower incidences of coronary heart disease are attributed in part to the high consumption of red wine. The Nutrition and Vascular Physiopathology Research Unit in France showed studies that the 20 to 30 grams of alcohol consumption daily “can reduce


the risk of CHD by at least 40 per cent.” Although antioxidant rich polyphenols, particularly resveratrol found in red wine, produce many heart health benefits, the moderate consumption of alcohol is still associated with increased death rate from liver cirrhosis as well as other health concerns. You just can’t win when it comes to studies. As with anything, it’s important to look at the whole picture. Many North Americans who rush off to France will find themselves gaining weight, indulging in all the fine food France has to offer. Why is that? Why do North Americans seem to be so indulgent — what is it we are really hungry for? Maybe we are looking for a lifestyle where food doesn’t have to be such a chore — where maybe even life itself doesn’t have to be such a chore. A lifestyle focused a little more on enjoyment, a slower pace, the pleasure of food and company, eating mindfully and in smaller portions. The French also pay close attention to variety, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, being active and consuming an abundance of liquids throughout the day, some of which — yes — is red wine. What you eat, how you eat as well as the company you keep all play a role in our health. Appreciation of the simplicity of life and taking the time to eat among friends and family has immeasurable health benefits. Ones that maybe a study can’t quite measure precisely, but instinctively we just know. Remember then to choose quality over quantity and be mindful of your day-to-day life, enjoying the simple pleasures of each day. Create a lifestyle that incorporates wholesome food and more enjoyment — and live your own French Paradox. Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nutritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at

Summer super-healthy wild salmon In June and July, supermarkets feature super-healthy wild salmon just in time for you to reel in five good-fat benefits from the omega-3 fatty acids in this fish (ocean trout, too). And you can boost those good-fat benefits by enjoying some specific nuts, veggies and supplements right alongside the day’s catch. More on that in a minute. Omega-3s are a family of health-bestowing fats that put a damper on inflammation, improve brain-cell communication and more. That’s how they lower your risk by 30 per cent for dangerous, off-beat heart rhythms (a-fib) that can cause stroke, and cut your odds for other heart troubles. They also keep your brain sharp, help stabilize blood sugar levels, strengthen your immune system, improve lung function and more. In the family of omega-3s, the most powerful is DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). It’s a structural fat in your brain, providing insulation for brain cells and connections between them. You can get DHA from fish and supplements (fish oil — or algal oil, which is what we take. Algae are where the fish get omega-3s from in the first place). Then there’s EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which is found in fish as well, and seems to positively influence mood and behaviour. Less powerful, but still important (especially for the heart),


DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN is ALA (alpha linolenic acid), found in walnuts, avocado, flaxseed, purslane and chia seeds. Here are some healthy and tasty ways to introduce them into your system: ● Start with fish. Salmon and ocean trout are top sources of DHA. Aim for four three-ounce servings a week. Farmraised is OK, but the leftovers from processing wild salmon go into canned salmon and frozen salmon burgers. Enjoy! ● Catch a supplement. Choose an omega-3 supplement that provides the same dose we take daily: 900 milligrams of algal oil DHA. Some fish oils may contain other fats that actually cause inflammation, so try to get the purest you can. ● Go for good-fat snacks. Pair a handful of ALA-rich walnuts (aim for 12 halves a day) with a piece of fruit or crunchy veggies for a filling between-meal pick-me-up. Nibble avocado chunks, bake up

some flax-seed muffins or munch a salad tossed with purslane. If you follow these tips here are the benefits you’ll get: Omega-3s protect your heart. After a heart attack, omega-3s reduce inflammation so your cardiovascular system can heal. They also buffer your heart against mental stress by helping lower the levels of stress hormones in your bloodstream. They boost immunity. DHA-rich fish oil activates B cells, immunesystem warriors that fight infection. Consuming walnuts and DHA each have been associated with lower rates of breast cancer. They discourage diabetes. Omega-3s from fish and fish or algal oil supplements raise blood levels of adiponectin, a hormone that helps your body process blood sugar and discourages fat cells from releasing inflammatory chemicals that mess with your body’s ability to absorb glucose.

They protect your brain. Omega-3 fatty acids can protect your brain’s ability to grow new nerve cells, particularly if that process has come under attack from eating added sugars, saturated fat in meats and dairy, and trans fats found in processed foods and baked goods. If you’re a typical 55to-65 year old, taking 900 mg of DHA a day makes your brain function as if it were six years younger. They even can protect your eyes. Not smoking and avoiding UV rays are two of the four things we know help protect against the more common form, or first stage, of age-related macular degeneration. The other two? Get 10 mg of lutein and 900 mg of DHA daily through diet or supplements. They reduce airway inflammation. About 60 per cent of people with exercise-triggered asthma will benefit. These fats also help keep the sun’s ultraviolet rays from lowering immune defences in your skin and guard against skin cancer while you’re outside exercising. Omega 3s are your phat chance for better health! Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellness officer and chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit

ways to use coconut One of the healthiest foods that many people are still not making good use of in their day-to-day diet plan is coconut. Coconut has been proven to provide a wide range of health benefits, including boosting your heart health, improving your skin’s health, enhancing your body composition, and providing a good source of usable energy. The primary reason why some people are still not including it into their daily diet is simply because they don’t know how to go about adding it in. So let’s walk you through some quick ideas so that you don’t miss out on what coconut has to offer any longer. CABEL Use coconut milk in MCELDERRY smoothies: First, for added taste and healthy fats, consider using coconut milk when preparing your fresh fruit smoothies. This works particularly well if you’re preparing a smoothie with bananas or pineapples, so definitely consider those two fruit options. Add dried coconut to your oats: Next, consider adding some dried coconut to your morning bowl of oatmeal. This is a fast and easy way to add some healthy fats to start your day and will definitely boost the flavour. You always want to choose unsweetened oatmeal varieties and then add ingredients yourself to keep the sugar content down. This method helps you accomplish just that. Add coconut oil into baked goods: When it comes to your baking, consider swapping out olive oil for coconut oil. In many recipes, you can easily make this swap while still maintaining the overall integrity of the recipe, so it’s an easy replacement to make. Plus, it’ll add a hint of coconut flavour, which most people definitely enjoy. Flavour protein shakes with dried coconut: The next quick way to incorporate coconut into your diet plan is with protein shakes. Start adding some dried coconut to those to increase the healthy fat content as well. Many people are in the habit of using flaxseed oil or dried flaxseeds, but coconut flakes are a great substitute. Hydrate with coconut water: Finally, don’t overlook hydrating with coconut water. While coconut water won’t provide nearly the same degree of healthy fats as dried coconut provides you, coconut water is a very good source of electrolytes, so it will help you maintain proper concentration levels in the body. For those who are regularly keeping active, this is a very important thing and for this reason, more and more people are starting to opt for coconut water rather than a typical sports beverage after they complete their hard training workout sessions. Coconut water does contain a few calories, however, so just be sure that you add those to your daily total so you aren’t gaining weight because of this addition. So there you have some fast and easy ways to start adding more coconut to your day. Get these in and you will reap the health benefits that this powerful food has to offer. Cabel McElderry is a local personal trainer and nutrition coach. For more information on fitness and nutrition, visit the Fitness F/X website at


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Pattern of spinal injuries shows how violently jet crash survivors jolted despite seatbelts Many survivors of Saturday’s plane crash in San Francisco have a surprising pattern of spine injuries that a doctor says shows how violently they were shaken despite wearing seat belts. So far, two people are unable to move their legs — doctors don’t yet know if the damage is permanent — and several others have needed surgery to stabilize their spines so they can move, said Dr. Geoffrey Manley, neurosurgery chief at San Francisco General Hospital who is overseeing their care. Among the worst injuries are crushed vertebrae that compress the spinal cord, and ligaments so stretched and torn that they can’t hold neck and back joints in place, Manley said.

That 305 of the 307 passengers and crew of the Asiana jet survived the crash is remarkable, and a testimony to improvements in airline safety in recent years. More than 180 people went to hospitals with injuries, but only a small number were critically injured. Still, Manley said even among those who suffered mild spine trauma, he is struck by a pattern that shows how their upper bodies were flung forward and then backward over the lap belts that kept them in their seats and undoubtedly saved their lives. The injuries are somewhat reminiscent of the days before shoulder belts in cars, although much more severe, said Dr. David Okonkwo of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Does that mean shoulder belts in airplanes would prevent such

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Landscape inspires movable feast ON WESTERN CANADA’S ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN rience that matches the part of the world they’re travelling in,” he says. Now, guests can experience a close approximation through the pages of Eat Play Love, a cookbook replete with photography of the sumptuous regionally inspired dishes and eye-popping scenery of Western landscapes on eight different routes. “It’s all about passion,” says Guerin. “Food is about passion. Eating is about passion. Play, all our guests are here to play. And the love, you need the love of the food in order to cook properly.” When they’re not overseeing their 80-plus staff over the course of more than 80 summer departures, or tweaking a constantly evolving local menu, Guerin and co-executive chef Frederic Couton can be found roaming the aisles, being photographed with guests and offering private tours of the kitchen galleys. He says these interactions are often dotted with excited questions about how to replicate baked goods at home or about the specialty breakfasts — a point of pride for the creative Guerin —ranging from Dungeness crab cakes wrapped in egg rolls to smooth scrambled eggs daubed with creme fraiche.

Planes, trains, automobiles: chef Jean Pierre Guerin is intimately familiar with them all. The executive chef of the Rocky Mountaineer luxury train has worked around the world, including a Michelinstarred posting in Hong Kong, restaurants in his native France, aboard boats, and on planes as a corporate chef with Canadian Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa Sky Chefs, to name just a few. But for him, the Rocky Mountaineer — described by the Lonely Planet travel guide series as “one of the world’s ultimate experiences” for its postcard-pretty views of its Western Canada destinations and its exquisite meals and desserts — literally takes the cake. hours doing prep work and “A day in the office for us cooking, bound by regulations is absolutely incredible,” he banning open flames. And, of says. course, that prep work pres“The scenery from the ents dangers too. window is absolutely beauti“You’re working on a movful, and you don’t have that ing platform, so when you’re in any restaurant or hotel I’ve doing any kind of cutting, you worked in the world ... I’m have to be very careful and partial to the stretch between look at your knife, to make Kamloops and Jasper. I love sure your fingers and your those big wide-open valleys knife don’t meet,” says Guerin. with the beautiful lakes. “But most of our culinary “I like the Rockies, don’t staff return year after year. get me wrong, but Some of the staff I’m very partial to have been there ‘“IT’S ALL ABOUT PASSION. FOOD IS that trip. You can for 10 years plus, often see moose so we must be doABOUT PASSION. EATING IS ABOUT and bears, and ing something PASSION.’ it’s absolutely right, or they gorgeous.” wouldn’t be com— EXECUTIVE CHEF JEAN PIERRE GUERIN ing back, season Guerin’s cooking for the Rocky after season.” Mountaineer is Guerin took this job after “We have a lot of guests steeped in the allure of the who are absolutely ecstatic working aboard planes, where West. about the experience on Rocky he says the food is made in As the train pulls into ver- Mountaineer,” says Guerin. advance. dant B.C., the menu offers Now, he gets to work with “We get asked all the time ocean-fresh salmon and sea- for recipes and tips, so we a true kitchen, and relishes food; if the train is winding made a cookbook to reflect the these challenges. through the glens of Alberta, Western Canadian cuisine.” “We run restaurants on the dishes will include the finBut behind the plates are board. On a plane, you retherest beef from the province’s some fascinating challenges malize the food.” ranch and farm lands. He says he was also drawn unique to preparing high-end The cooking staff sources cuisine on a train. to the Rocky Mountaineer at ingredients indigenous to The onboard galleys are least in part by the romance of the locations the train chugs tiny, about 8.5 metres long the rails. through whenever possible. “It conveys that image of and 2.5 metres wide, with litThe eggs used in the sau- tle room for the intricate ma- the grand old days of train sage frittata are farmed in noeuvring found in most top travel, where you were being the Fraser Valley; the Merlot kitchens. served by ... waiters with white used to braise the short ribs Pots of boiling water can gloves,” says Guerin. is made from grapes picked only be half full, to account “We’re not trying to recrein the Okanagan Valley; the for the vibrations of the train ate exactly this type of experisablefish is caught fresh from cars. ence, but that’s what the guests the Pacific Ocean. Staff may have to remain expect: slow-paced travel with “We’ll try to provide our standing for as many as 12 high-quality food and service.” guests with the culinary expe-


Above: Executive chef Jean-Pierre Guerin. Below, the cover of Eat Play Love cookbook. The Rocky Mountaineer train winds its way every summer through Alberta and the Canadian Rockies, serving delicious food all the while. After being asked for many recipes, they’ve released a cookbook called Eat Play Love, and Guerin talks about the beautiful scenery and the trickiness of making gourmet food on a rollicking train.


FRACKING: Surface of Deer Heaven still undrilled One day I tracked the trail of a trespassing seismic crew to a tall blaze-orange tape-festooned stake with “Hole Centre” scrawled on it. I couldn’t believe anyone would seriously consider drilling an oil well atop a high, unstable slope with a superb trout stream at its base. Alberta’s then top oil and gas law expert told me seismic crews have no right to be on private land without permission, and that I had a chance of stopping the well, but only if the company had not yet obtained a drilling licence. The local ERCB office confirmed that no drilling licence had been issued, listened to my complaints, and promised they would inspect the site. Later, the inspector called and said my concerns were justified, that he had no power to stop the licence being issued, but that he had attached so many onerous conditions “that they’ll never drill.” He was right, but the company pestered me so much that I offered them a well site in the northeast corner of the quarter from which they could horizontally drill under the creek and the ridge. “Too costly,” they whined and went away. For two years now, too much of my time has been wasted being “informed” about a well to be drilled on a quarter of public land adjoining the ridge quarter. As an aside, like a damn fool I once turned down an offer of the grazing lease on that quarter; a good thing as it turns out, because I am spared the embarrassment of being paid many thousands annually in oil and gas “surface disturbance” payments, which I have always maintained properly belong to the people of Alberta and not mere grazing leaseholders. But I am not spared the irony that the new well site will actually be for two of those formerly “too costly” horizontal holes, one south, under the creek and under Deer Heaven, and the other east, under the Stump Ranch quarter, to a target on other private land. The good news is that the surface of Deer Heaven remains undrilled; the bad news is that hose I see every time I drive over the bridge about one km from the new well site. Just upstream, there’ll be either a water truck sucking up Prairie Creek

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Black bears den in Deer Heaven. water, or the hose that is permanently in place awaiting the arrival of another truck, to remind me that, unwittingly, I am hosed, fracked: forced to participate in the withdrawal of thousands of cubic metres of precious fresh water for fracking from the trout stream I know and love more than any other. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at

ENERGY: Discussion forum shutting down That’s like sweating out 1,000 calories in the garden, in order to sow and weed and harvest 1,000 calories of potatoes. You may as well sit on the veranda and starve. But by 1990, tarsands operations were getting EROEIs of 2.95. That’s getting almost three units of useful energy for every unit used to dig the stuff up and refine it and get it to market. And in 2010, that figure was estimated to be 5.23. So technological improvements were helping to mine (or capture via in-situ production) the bitumen more efficiently. This still isn’t great, since the EROEIs of conventional oil range from 10 to 20, and in the early days of places like Saudi Arabia or Leduc, it was likely 100 or so. And the out-of-control Lakeview Gusher from 1910 was calculated to have an EROEI of approximately 35,000. But I digress. Brandt et al found

that when upgrader byproducts are used to heat the bitumen (such as in Nexen’s Long Lake facility), instead of natural gas piped in from elsewhere, the EROEI efficiencies are raised substantially. The online conversation between RMG and others then veered to the overall amounts of bitumen that could be recovered. I had never heard of Melville Island (partly in Nunavut and partly in the Northwest Territories), but apparently, it also has a lot of tar to spare (perhaps the equivalent of 100 million barrels of oil). None of this will be good for the atmosphere, but the consensus on was that — given present political trends — all of the economi-

cally retrievable bitumen will likely be dug up and burned. And this will be even more likely, since another consensus was that global conventional oil and offshore production is in a steep decline, and that the so-called shale oil boom is somewhat of a bubble or a Ponzi scheme. So that’s why the world is eyeing places like Canada and Venezuela with envious glances. Sometimes it’s comforting to have stuff that is in high demand, but in this case, I don’t think that we should be so smug. After all, there are places like Bangladesh and Florida that can’t tolerate much in the way of sea level rises associated with global warming and dirty fuels. And if the world continues to be heavily invested in fossil fuels, there will likely be resource wars in the coming decades — with Canada being a likely target. So even though the EROEI of the tarsands was found to be potentially much higher than the figures normally given, there was no unalloyed joy on forum. And in another sad note, we learned just a few weeks later that theoildrum. com would lose its discussion forum and would no longer host the articles for which it was so highly praised (for example, it was the go-to site during the Deepwater Horizon disaster). It would simply revert to being an online archive of old articles and posts. I only hope that RMG — and the rest of us — are able to find another forum where technical expertise is in such abundance. Evan Bedford is a local environmentalist. Direct comments, questions and suggestions to Visit the Energy and Ecology website at www.

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FLAMES SIGN BACKLUND The Calgary Flames have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a two-year, US$3-million contract. Backlund played 32 games with the Flames last season, putting up eight goals and eight assists for 16 points along with 29 penalty minutes. He also struggled with injuries, missing four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament and suffering a foot fracture near the end of the season. He was the Flames first round draft pick, 24th overall, in the 2007 NHL draft. He has 23 goals and 39 assists in 170 career games with Calgary. “Mikael really steppedup last season and took advantage of the change in direction under a new coaching staff,” Flames general manager Jay Feaster said in a statement. “He came into camp in very good shape and also had regained his confidence. He parlayed that into a strong season, and if it wasn’t for his injury we believe he would have progressed even further in his development.”


● 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.

KAWASAKI BREAKS SLUMP WITH GO-AHEAD HIT IN NINTH AS JAYS GET PAST INDIANS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 5 Indians 4 CLEVELAND — Munenori Kawasaki hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Wednesday night. Kawasaki, who broke an 0-for-18 slump, lined a 1-2 pitch from Joe Smith into left-centre field to score two runs. A third run scored when centre fielder Michael Bourn booted the ball for an error. Colby Rasmus drew a one-out walk off Rich Hill (0-1). After Maicer Izturis flied out, J.P. Arencibia was announced to bat for Josh Thole. Joe Smith relieved Hill but Arencibia singled and Emilio Bonifacio walked to load the bases. Kawasaki fell behind in the count but came up with the clutch hit Toronto’s struggling offence has needed. Neil Wagner (2-3) struck out Ryan Raburn with the bases loaded to end the eighth after the Indians tied the game. Casey Janssen allowed two runs in the ninth before Steve Delabar retired Michael Brantley on a fly ball for his first major league save. Indians starter Justin Masterson took a two-hit shutout into the seventh but Bonifacio’s two-run single put the Blue Jays ahead. The Indians tied the game in the eighth off


Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis tags out Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Reyes, who was trying to stretch a hit into a double in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, in Cleveland. All-Star reliever Brett Cecil on Brantley’s RBI single. Following Nick Swisher’s walk, Brantley’s hard-hit ground ball shot past shortstop Jose Reyes and into centre field, tying the game. Carlos Santana lined a single to left but Swisher was forced to stop at third and the bases were loaded. When Raburn was announced to hit for Jason

Giambi, Toronto manager John Gibbons called on Wagner to replace Cecil. Raburn struck out to end the inning. Asdrubal Cabrera’s two-out single and Kawasaki’s throwing error in the ninth cut the lead to 5-4 but Delabar recorded the final out. The Blue Jays, who had been blanked in two of their last three games, struggled against Masterson. Toronto finally

broke through thanks to two hits and a pair of walks. Toronto starter Esmil Rogers allowed one run in six innings. Adam Lind doubled with one out in the seventh and moved to third on a groundout. Izturis walked on four pitches before Thole walked on a 3-2 pitch to load the bases. Bonifacio, who struck out with a runner on third to end the fifth,

lined a 2-1 pitch into right field to score Lind and Izturis, giving Toronto the lead. The clutch hit came on Masterson’s 120th and final pitch of the night. The right-hander, a member of the American League All-Star team, allowed four hits, struck out six and walked five. The Blue Jays were shut out by four pitchers in Monday’s 3-0 loss to Cleveland.

Glenn gets the call for Stampeders BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders quarterback situation feels familiar. A year ago, starter Drew Tate didn’t finish the second game of the regular season because of injury. Backup Kevin Glenn made his first start July 12 in Montreal. Fast forward to now. Tate didn’t finish Game 2 last week. Glenn will start Friday, again July 12, in Montreal against the Alouettes. “For me to be coming out Week 3 against Montreal in Montreal, it’s pretty much deja vu,” Glenn said Wednesday. The difference is Tate’s injury is minor compared to the shoulder separation he suffered in 2012. Subsequent surgery and rehabilitation sidelined Tate until the final two games of the regular season. His current injury is a strained forearm muscle in his throwing arm and his status is day-to-day. The 28-year-old did not throw the football in practice for a third straight day.

“It’s just not ready,” Tate said. Glenn replaced Tate for the final minutes of last week’s 3621 loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Regina. Tate will dress for the game at Percival-Molson Stadium, but it will be Glenn behind centre. The 34-year-old filled in admirably during Tate’s absences in 2012. Glenn’s record was 9-5 after Tate’s shoulder injury. He compiled 4,220 yards in passing for 25 touchdowns and a completion rate of 66.7 per cent. When Tate fractured his forearm in the West Division semifinal, Glenn helped Calgary win the division final versus the B.C. Lions with three touchdown passes and 303 throwing yards. He went 14-for-27 and had no touchdown passes in Calgary’s Grey Cup loss to the Toronto Argonauts. Glenn isn’t as fleet of foot as Tate, but has shown he can get the job done. “What he accomplished last year will add the confidence level to not only himself, but the players on the field,” Stampeder head coach and John

Hufnagel said. With Tate unable to throw, Glenn took first-team reps in practice every day this week. “It’s still Week 3 for everybody in the league, even the first-string guys,” Glenn said. “This isn’t Week 9 or 10 when we’ve got a bunch of games under our belt.” “It’s still a growing process, but for the most part, I know where guys are going to be, they know where they’re going to be. It’s going out and executing it.” What Glenn recalls of his start against the Als last year was a costly interception late in the game that led to Montreal’s 33-32 comeback victory. “A lot of times as a player, you remember the bad stuff,” he said. “That kind of stuff brings back memories of ’I don’t want to do this again.’ The late interception, if I had to take anything back from that game it would have been that. “I’m not the first or the last guy to throw an interception. You have to get over it, come back, this is a whole new season.” Calgary and Montreal are

both 1-1. The Als lost 19-11 to the visiting Winnipeg Blue Bombers last week. Quarterback Anthony Calvillo was sacked seven times in the game. “You know that type of team, with the veterans they have on that team, they don’t lose at home,” Glenn said. “Those guys are going to be ready, especially with what they went through last week. “We went through a similar thing that was on the road and not at home. We’re going to have attitude too going out to Montreal.” CFL West all-star defensive back Keon Raymond is expected to make his season debut after sitting out the first two games with a sprained ankle. Hufnagel said receiver Maurice Price (leg) was doubtful to play Friday. Offensive lineman Dan Federkeil (illness) was also questionable. Defensive backs Derrius Brooks (leg) and Jamar Wall (knee) are out and defensive lineman Kevin Huntley is expected to start in place of Micah Johnson (torn oblique muscle).

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I want to start this week on a local foot- that may be a tall order. The Argos are a ball note because the Central Alberta Buc- physical team on defence and will exert caneers finally climbed that mountain and pressure on Rider quarterback Darian Dubeat the Calgary Wolfpack for the first time rant. in their team history last weekend. Well Calgary visits Montreal this weekend and done gentlemen, it was a pleaI believe the Stamps will leave sure to be in Lacombe to witness with a victory. The Alouettes your moment. have both a new head coach and Week 3 in the CFL begins with offensive coordinator who have a Toronto-Saskatchewan game a combined total of zero CFL at Rogers Center. I was pleased experience prior to this seato see almost 30,000 fans at the son. The result is an incredibly home opener in Toronto two poor Alouette offensive game weeks ago and expect to see a plan that has already produced similar number at this game. a mind-boggling 11 sacks in two However a significant chunk games on Montreal quarterback of the crowd will be Green PeoAnthony Calvillo, a man who ple because there are many praiwas sacked 30 times in 18 games rie transplants in the Big Smoke last season. JIM who still love their Riders. AC will be 41 years old on AuSUTHERLAND The Roughriders are the only gust 23 and we all hope he will undefeated team in the league be healthy enough to celebrate as they head into the game and the occasion, but the new Alouhave been full value for their ette offensive scheme does not two wins, but I suspect they will lose in play to his strength as a quick release quarToronto. The Argonauts have been very terback. strong under the Dome since mid-season of One can only hope the new offense does last year and I expect this trend to continue not have to play to the strength of Calvillo’s against the Riders. orthopedic surgeon. I may be rowing upstream with my Argo Winnipeg visits Guelph on Saturday pick but the Riders will have to contain and this game is a head-scratcher for me dangerous return man Chad Owens as well because the Bombers are finally playing as quarterback Ricky Ray in this game and somebody other than Montreal. The ‘Cats


were unable to win or sell out their watery home opener in Guelph last Sunday in a game decided by a stronger swimming squad from Edmonton. This weekend the Tiger Cats will presumably get an opportunity to play football instead of water polo and I predict a Hamilton victory at “home” in Guelph, a city with a sparse collection of CFL fans. The Bombers have played strong defence and their defense has been able to counterbalance Winnipeg’s incredibly bad turnover record thus far in 2013. Expect the winless ‘Cats to be in a very bad mood on Saturday and register their first win of the season in front of close friends and family. The last game of Week 3 is a BC Lions visit to Commonwealth Stadium for a reunion with former B.C. quarterback Mike Reilly and his new band of Eskimo friends. The football reunion will be a little like a family reunion with the warm and fuzzy part of the event completely removed from the equation. B.C. will show little in the way of affection for Reilly and he will be under fire during the game because the Leos want to send a simple message to him and the rest of the West in this game: Fear the Lion. I predict the Lions will be very poor guests at Commonwealth and will leave town with a win over their old teammate Reilly and his new Eskimo buddies.




Thursday, July 11, 2013

Baseball Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 55 37 .598 52 40 .565 50 42 .543 49 42 .538 44 46 .489

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 50 40 .556 47 44 .516 43 45 .489 37 51 .420 35 53 .398

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 54 37 .593 53 38 .582 44 46 .489 40 50 .444 32 59 .352

Football San Diego San Francisco GB — 3 5 5 1/2 10 GB — 3 1/2 6 12 14 GB — 1 9 1/2 13 1/2 22

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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 6, Arizona 1 San Diego 2, Colorado 1 N.Y. Mets 10, San Francisco 6 Wednesday’s Games Miami 6, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2 N.Y. Mets 7, San Francisco 2 Washington 5, Philadelphia 1 Oakland at Pittsburgh, Late L.A. Angels 13, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5, Houston 4 L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, Late Colorado at San Diego, Late Thursday’s Games Washington (Zimmermann 12-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 7-6), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 8-2) at Atlanta (Hudson 5-7), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 5-3) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 5-10), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 7-8) at Arizona (Miley 5-7), 7:40 p.m. Colorado (Pomeranz 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 2-6), 8:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 9-5) at San Diego (Marquis 9-4), 8:10 p.m.

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 11, Seattle 8 Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Kansas City 1 Baltimore 6, Texas 1 Toronto 5, Cleveland 4 Oakland at Pittsburgh, Late Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 5 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3, 13 innings L.A. Angels 13, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5, Houston 4 Boston at Seattle, Late Thursday’s Games Toronto (Dickey 8-9) at Cleveland (Salazar 0-0), 10:05 a.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-6) at Tampa Bay (M.Moore 12-3), 10:10 a.m. Kansas City (E.Santana 5-5) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 6-6), 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 5-8) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 7-5), 11:08 a.m. Boston (Dempster 5-8) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 0-0), 1:40 p.m. Texas (Wolf 1-1) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 6-3), 5:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Texas at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Houston at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Boston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .366; DOrtiz, Boston, .327; Pedroia, Boston, .321; Trout, Los Angeles, .320; ABeltre, Texas, .318; Machado, Baltimore, .318; Donaldson, Oakland, .316; Mauer, Minnesota, .316. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 93; CDavis, Baltimore, 85; Fielder, Detroit, 69; NCruz, Texas, 68; Encarnacion, Toronto, 68; Cano, New York, 62; DOrtiz, Boston, 62. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 33; MiCabrera, Detroit, 29; ADunn, Chicago, 24; Encarnacion, Toronto, 23; NCruz, Texas, 22; Ibanez, Seattle, 22; Cano, New York, 21. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 36; McLouth, Baltimore, 24; RDavis, Toronto, 23; Altuve, Houston, 21; Trout, Los Angeles, 21; Kipnis, Cleveland, 20; AlRamirez, Chicago, 19; Rios, Chicago, 19. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 13-0; Colon, Oakland, 12-3; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 12-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 10-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 10-7; Buchholz, Boston, 9-0; FHernandez, Seattle, 9-4; CWilson, Los Angeles, 9-6; Verlander, Detroit, 9-6; Sabathia, New York, 9-7. STRIKEOUTS—Darvish, Texas, 157; Scherzer, Detroit, 146; Masterson, Cleveland, 137; FHernandez, Seattle, 136; Sale, Chicago, 123; Verlander, Detroit, 122; DHolland, Texas, 114. SAVES—Nathan, Texas, 30; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 30; MRivera, New York, 29; Balfour, Oakland, 24; Frieri, Los Angeles, 22; AReed, Chicago, 22; GHolland, Kansas City, 22.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 52 39 .571 47 44 .516 45 47 .489 40 48 .455 33 57 .367

St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 55 34 .618 53 36 .596 51 40 .560 40 49 .449 37 53 .411

GB — 2 5 15 18 1/2

West Division W L Pct 47 43 .522 44 45 .494 43 48 .473

GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2

Arizona Los Angeles Colorado

41 40

GB — 5 7 1/2 10 1/2 18 1/2

Friday’s Games St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Washington at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 5:30 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. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—YMolina, St. Louis, .343; Cuddyer, Colorado, .336; Craig, St. Louis, .327; MCarpenter, St. Louis, .322; Segura, Milwaukee, .319; Votto, Cincinnati, .318; Posey, San Francisco, .316. RBI—Goldschmidt, Arizona, 74; Craig, St. Louis, 71; Phillips, Cincinnati, 67; DBrown, Philadelphia, 64; CGonzalez, Colorado, 63; Bruce, Cincinnati, 62; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 58. HOME RUNS—CGonzalez, Colorado, 24; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 23; DBrown, Philadelphia, 23; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16; Uggla, Atlanta, 16; JUpton, Atlanta, 16. STOLEN BASES—ECabrera, San Diego, 31; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 28; Segura, Milwaukee, 27; CGomez, Milwaukee, 21; Revere, Philadelphia, 21; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 18; Pierre, Miami, 18. PITCHING—Zimmermann, Washington, 12-3; Wainwright, St. Louis, 12-5; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-3; Corbin, Arizona, 10-1; Lee, Philadelphia, 10-3; Marquis, San Diego, 9-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 9-5; SMiller, St. Louis, 9-6; Maholm, Atlanta, 9-8. STRIKEOUTS—Harvey, New York, 147; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 129; Samardzija, Chicago, 128; Wainwright, St. Louis, 126; Lee, Philadelphia, 125; Latos, Cincinnati, 120; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 116. SAVES—Grilli, Pittsburgh, 28; Mujica, St. Louis, 25; RSoriano, Washington, 24; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 24; Romo, San Francisco, 20; Chapman, Cincinnati, 20; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 19. Wednesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Toronto 000 000 203 — 5 6 1 Cleveland 010 000 012 — 4 9 2 E.Rogers, McGowan (7), Cecil (8), Wagner (8), Janssen (9), Delabar (9) and Thole, Arencibia; Masterson, Guilmet (7), Pestano (8), R.Hill (9), J.Smith (9), Shaw (9) and C.Santana. W—Wagner 2-3. L—R.Hill 0-1. Sv—Delabar (1). Kan. City 000 000 010 — 1 6 0 New York 103 004 00x — 8 9 0 W.Davis, J.Gutierrez (6), Coleman (8) and Kottaras; Nova, Chamberlain (9) and C.Stewart. W—Nova 4-2. L—W.Davis 4-8. HRs—New York, Cano (21), Overbay (11). Texas 000 001 000 — 1 4 0 Baltimore 002 400 00x — 6 10 0 Lindblom, Burns (6), R.Ross (8) and G.Soto; W.Chen, Tom.Hunter (8) and Wieters. W—W.Chen 4-3. L—Lindblom 1-3. HRs—Baltimore, Reimould (5). Chicago 010 200 200 — 5 9 0 Detroit 212 003 00x — 8 15 0 Axelrod, Troncoso (6), Purcey (7), Si.Castro (8) and Flowers; Porcello, B.Rondon (7), Smyly (8), Benoit (9) and Avila. W—Porcello 6-6. L—Axelrod 3-6. Sv—Benoit (8). HRs—Chicago, Gillaspie (7), Beckham (2). Detroit, Fielder (16). Minnesota 002 010 000 000 0 — 3 12 1 Tampa Bay 010 002 000 000 1 — 4 12 0 (13 innings) Correia, Burton (6), Thielbar (7), Fien (8), Swarzak (9), Duensing (11), Pressly (12) and Doumit; Hellickson, McGee (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9), J.Wright (10), Farnsworth (12), C.Ramos (13) and J.Molina, Lobaton. W—C.Ramos 2-2. L—Pressly 2-1. HRs— Minnesota, Florimon (4). Tampa Bay, K.Johnson (13). INTERLEAGUE

Los Angeles500 060 011 — 13 15 0 Chicago 000 100 001 — 2 5 0 C.Wilson, D.De La Rosa (8), Buckner (9) and Conger; Samardzija, H.Rodriguez (5), Raley (5) and Castillo. W—C.Wilson 9-6. L—Samardzija 5-9. HRs—Los Angeles, Hamilton 2 (14), Trumbo (20), Pujols (15), B.Harris (4). Chicago, Ransom (9). Houston 020 010 100 — 4 10 0 St. Louis 010 020 20x — 5 7 2 Lyles, W.Wright (7), Clemens (7), Cisnero (8) and J.Castro; S.Miller, Maness (6), Rosenthal (8), Mujica (9) and T.Cruz. W—Maness 5-1. L—W.Wright 0-3. Sv—Mujica (25). HRs—Houston, Carter (18). St. Louis, M.Carpenter (9).

When David Perron returned to game action in December 2011 after missing 13 months with a concussion, he produced like he had never left. And though his points dropped this past season, Perron was still an effective offensive performer for the St. Louis Blues. Now Perron could get a chance to add even more on offence after being traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick. In Edmonton, the 25-year-old will be part of a young core of skilled players along with Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. Perron had 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games last season, doing so in a more conservative system under coach Ken Hitchcock. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong believes Perron can thrive in any system, but the Oilers’ one might fit particularly well. “He’s a guy who has a skill set that’ll be better suited to playing the game the way that we want to play the game,” Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said in a radio interview with AM-630 in Edmonton. “There’s going to be more attack opportunities, more rush opportunities. “This guy has potentially one of the best set of hands in the league.” Perron is expected to play left wing with the Oilers and will be counted on to kill penalties and help out on the offensive end, as well. In 340 games with the Blues, he had 84 goals and 114 assists. “I think that David, he’s a dynamic player, and he has an unbelievable skill-set that sometimes takes a little bit of time to get used to playing with ... for his teammates to get to understand his nuances,” Armstrong said on a conference call. Perron has three more years left on his contract that counts just over US$3.8 million against the salary cap. The Blues need to free up space to sign restricted-free-agent defenceman Alex Pietrangelo, but Armstrong said the deal had more to do with diversifying at forward. “(How) our team is situated right now we

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WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 2

PA 39 60 68 59

Saskatchewan B.C. Calgary Edmonton

PF 75 56 65 48

Thursday’s Games NATIONAL LEAGUE Atlanta 010 001 000 — 2 6 1 Miami 400 000 02x — 6 11 0 Maholm, D.Carpenter (5), Ayala (7), Varvaro (8) and G.Laird; Ja.Turner, Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis. W—Ja.Turner 3-1. L—Maholm 9-8. Cincinnati 111 010 200 — 6 9 0 Milwaukee 100 010 000 — 2 4 1 Leake, Chapman (9) and Mesoraco; Hellweg, D.Hand (5), Mic.Gonzalez (7), Badenhop (8), Kintzler (9) and Lucroy. W—Leake 8-4. L—Hellweg 0-3. HRs—Milwaukee, Halton (1). New York 300 022 000 — 7 8 0 San Fran. 000 000 101 — 2 6 2 Z.Wheeler, Edgin (8), Hawkins (9) and Buck; M.Cain, Kickham (1), Kontos (7), Affeldt (8), J.Lopez (9) and Posey. W—Z.Wheeler 3-1. L—M.Cain 5-6. HRs—New York, Byrd (15). Wash. 000 022 001 — 5 10 1 Phila. 000 000 100 — 1 7 2 G.Gonzalez, Clippard (8), R.Soriano (9) and W.Ramos; Lee, Lu.Garcia (8), De Fratus (9), Diekman (9) and Ruiz. W—G.Gonzalez 7-3. L—Lee 10-3. HRs—Washington, Rendon (4), W.Ramos (4), Zimmerman (11), Werth (10). Philadelphia, Ruf (1). 2013 MLB All-Star Rosters NEW YORK — Rosters as announced by Major League Baseball for the 2013 all-star game, July 16 at Citi Field in New York (s—starter; x—injured, will not play; y—injury replacement): AMERICAN LEAGUE Catcher — s-Joe Mauer, Minnesota; Jason Castro, Houston; Salvador Perez, Kansas City. First Base — s-Chris Davis, Baltimore; Prince Fielder, Detroit. Second Base — s-Robinson Cano, N.Y. Yankees; Jason Kipnis, Cleveland; Dustin Pedroia, Boston; Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay. Third Base — s-Miguel Cabrera, Detroit; Manny Machado, Baltimore. Shortstop — s-J.J. Hardy, Baltimore; Jhonny Peralta, Detroit. Designated Hitter — s-David Ortiz, Boston; Edwin Encarnacion, Toronto. Outfielder — s-Jose Bautista, Toronto; s-Adam Jones, Baltimore; s-Mike Trout, L.A. Angels; Nelson Cruz, Texas; Alex Gordon, Kansas City, Torrii Hunter, Detroit. Pitcher — x-Clay Buchholz, Boston; Brett Cecil, Toronto; y-Bartolo Colon, Oakland; x-Jesse Crain, Chicago White Sox; Yu Darvish, Texas; Felix Hernandez, Seattle; Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle; Justin Masterson, Cleveland; Joe Nathan, Texas; y-Glen Perkins, Minnesota; Mariano Rivera, N.Y. Yankees; Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox; Max Scherzer, Detroit; Justin Verlander, Detroit. NATIONAL LEAGUE Catcher — s-Yadier Molina, St. Louis; Buster Posey, San Francisco. First Base — s-Joey Votto, Cincinnati; Allen Craig, St. Louis; Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona. Second Base — s-Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati; Matt Carpenter, St. Louis; Marco Scutaro, San Francisco. Third Base — s-David Wright, N.Y. Mets; Pedro Alvarez, 3b, Pittsburgh. Shortstop — s-Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado; Jean Segura, Milwaukee. Outfielder — s-Carlos Beltran, St. Louis; s-Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado; s-Bryce Harper, Washington; Domonic Brown, Philadelphia; Michael Cuddyer, Colorado; Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee; Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh. Pitcher — Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco; Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati; Patrick Corbin, Arizona; Jose Fernandez, Miami; Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh; Matt Harvey, N.Y. Mets; Clayton Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers; Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta; Cliff Lee, Philadelphia; Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh; Adam Wainwright, St. Louis; Travis Wood, Chicago; Jordan Zimmermann, Washington.

Fastball Red Deer Ladies Fastball W L T TNT Athletics 13 1 1 Snell/Oslund Badgers 10 2 2 N Jensen Bandits 6 7 1 U18 Rage 5 6 3 Stettler Heat 4 7 2 Lac Physio Shooters 2 8 1 Conaco/Phillips Threat 1 10 2

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Tuesday’s scores TNT Athletics 13 Stettler Heat 6 N Jensen’s Bandits 2 Lac Physio Shooters 2 Cent Alta Threat 4 RD Rage 4

Oilers ship Paajarvi to Blues for Perron in swap of left wingers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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have a number of players about the same size and about the same stature,” Armstrong said, referring to Vladimir Tarasenko, Ty Rattie, Dmitrij Jaskin and Jaden Schwartz. “For us to bring in a six-foot-three, 210-pound left-winger that we think is just starting to understand his potential, he’s 22 years old, one of the areas we wanted to try to improve was our speed, and I think that bringing in Paajarvi is going to help that.” Paajarvi had nine goals and seven assists in 42 games for the Oilers last season. He’s a restricted free agent, but Armstrong said he liked that the Blues had the young winger’s rights for the next four years. “We view him coming in and competing in our group of nine,” Armstrong said. “We’ve had nine forwards that are interchangeable and (coach Ken Hitchcock) has used them as interchangeable parts playing different guys with different players. Our team is built on balance and we think he has an opportunity to come in here and provide an element that we don’t have right now.” In Perron, the Oilers get a more polished NHL player than they have in Hall, Eberle, Nugent-Hopkins and Yakupov. MacTavish singled out Perron’s willingness to go to the dirty areas to score goals, but acquiring a six-foot playmaker doesn’t do anything to add physicality to the mix of skill already in Edmonton. “We’re a team that really is pretty far down the path of playing a more skill, puck-possession game, a team that has to rely on quickness more so than bulk,” MacTavish told the Oilers’ website. “We’re a team that’s got to play quick.” Perron fits there. MacTavish expressed some concern over the concussion that cost Perron over a year of his career, but playing 57 games the rest of the 2011-12 season and all 48 this season went a long way to assuaging any fears. But this was a trade of need for need. The Oilers got more experienced, while the Blues got a player with perhaps some more potential. “It’s a good deal for both teams, at least that’s what Craig and I both hope,” Armstrong said. “David’s a dynamic offensive player and has had success in the past. We think Magnus is just entering the guts of his career now, and we’re looking forward to him being a Blue.”

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.

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Reinstated LHP WeiYin Chen from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Josh Stinson from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned RHP Allen Webster and RHP Alfredo Aceves to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Steven Wright and RHP Pedro Beato from Pawtucket. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Selected the contract of RHP Sonny Gray from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned RHP Dan Straily to Sacramento. TEXAS RANGERS—Placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 6. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Announced INF Skip Schumaker’s two-game suspension for his actions during their game with Arizona on June 11 was upheld by MLB. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Optioned RHP Johnny Hellweg to Wisconsin (MWL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Signed INF Erich Weiss to a minor league contract. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed LHP Jorge Lugo. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Released RHP Eric Gonzalez. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released C Mark Radmacher. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Traded C Matt Mirabal to Washington for future considerations. Signed RHP Ethan McKenzie. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA—Announced the resignation of executive vice-president, team marketing and business operations Chris Granger, to become the president of the Sacramento Kings, effective Aug. 1. Announced the resignation executive vice-president, basketball operations, Stu Jackson. Named Rod Thorn president, basketball operations. ATLANTA HAWKS—Signed F Paul Millsap to a two-year contract. CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Signed C Al Jefferson and C Cody Zeller. Waived F Tyrus Thomas. CHICAGO BULLS—Signed G-F Mike Dunleavy, G Tony Snell and F Erik Murphy. Waived G Richard Hamilton. DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed G Wayne Ellington. DETROIT PISTONS—Signed F Josh Smith to a four-year contract. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Picked up the 2014-15 option on the coach Mark Jackson. INDIANA PACERS—Re-signed F David West. Signed G C.J. Watson. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Acquired G J.J. Redick from Milwaukee and sent G Eric Bledsoe and F Caron Butler to Phoenix. Los Angeles received F-G Jared Dudley from Phoenix and Milwaukee received two future second-round draft picks. Re-signed G Chris Paul to a five-year contract and F Matt Barnes and C Ryan Hollins. LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Re-signed C Robert Sacre. MIAMI HEAT—Re-signed C-F Chris Andersen to a one-year contract. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS—Waived F Lance Thomas. Renounced their rights to F Lou Amundson, G Xavier Henry and G Roger Mason Jr. Signed C Greg Stiemsma. NEW YORK KNICKS—Re-signed G Pablo Prigioni to a multiyear contract. PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS—Acquired F Thomas Robinson from Houston for the rights to F Kostas Papnikolaou and F-C Marko Todorovic and two future second-round picks. Signed F Dorell

Wright. Acquired C Robin Lopez and G Terrel Harris from New Orleans for the draft rights to C Jeff Withey, future second-round draft picks and cash. Sent a 2016 second- and future second-round draft pick to Sacramento. SACRAMENTO KINGS—Acquired G Greivis Vasquez from New Orleans for G Tyreke Evans TORONTO RAPTORS—Traded C Andrea Bargnani to the New York for F Steve Novak, C Marcus Camby, G-F Quentin Richardson, a 2016 first-round draft pick and second-round draft picks in 2014 and 2017. UTAH JAZZ—Acquired C Andris Biedrins, F Richard Jefferson, G Brandon Rush, 2014 and 2017 first-round draft picks and 2016 and 2017 secondround picks from Golden State and a 2018 secondround pick and cash considerations from Denver. Re-signed G Randy Foye and traded him to Denver and sent G Kevin Murphy to Golden State. Golden State received G Andre Iguodala from Denver and sent the Nuggets a 2018 second-round draft pick. WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Signed G Eric Maynor. Re-signed G Garrett Temple and F Martell Webster. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS—Signed QB Matthew Stafford to a three-year contract extension to 2017. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived TE/LS Kyle Nelson. Canadian Football League CFL—Fined Calgary OL John Gott and Saskatchewan DL Jermaine McElveen an undisclosed amount for their involvement in an altercation after the whistle and Calgary LB Juwan Simpson for a dangerous tackle on Saskatchewan WR Weston Dressler in a July 5 game. Fined Edmonton OL Cliff Louis an undisclosed amount for a dangerous block on Hamilton DL Eric Norwood in a July 7 game. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS—Signed D Alex Grant to a one-year contract. BOSTON BRUINS—Signed G Tuukka Rask to an eight-year contract. CALGARY FLAMES—Signed C Mikael Backlund to a two-year contract. EDMONTON OILERS—Acquired F David Perron from St. Louis for LW Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick. LOS ANGELES KINGS—Signed LW Maxim Kitsyn to a three-year entry level contract and RW Brian O’Neill to a one-year contract. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed F Gabriel Dumont to a two-year contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS—Re-signed D Marek Zidlicky. NEW YORK RANGERS—Agreed to terms with F Carl Hagelin and D Justin Falk. OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-signed D Mark Borowiecki to a two-year contract and F David Dziurzynski to a one-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Named Newell Brown assistant coach. PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Signed F Matt D’Agostini to a one-year contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Named Joe Will general manager of Worcester (AHL). Promoted Jon Gustafson to vice-president of business operations for Worcester. Re-signed G Alex Stalock and F Matt Pelech to a one-year contract. Signed D Rob Davison and D Adam Comrie to one-year contracts. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Signed D Karl Alzner to a four-year contract. Re-signed F Peter LeBlanc to a one-year contract. American Hockey League NORFOLK ADMIRALS—Signed RW Zack Stortini and D Nolan Yonkman to one-year contracts.


BRIEFS Boston Pizza win Men’s Ball Hockey League A division title Boston Pizza took the Division A title in the Red Deer Men’s Ball Hockey League this season. Connor Hartley of Boston Pizza was named the MVP of the playoffs while his teammate, Byron Bullee, was the top goaltender during the season. Scott Feser of the ATV Bears was the division’s top defenceman and Jon Li of the Longball was the top scorer. David Foord of the Raiders was the most sportsmanlike player. The Brew House won the Division B title with Cole Marion the MVP of the playoffs. Teammate Jay Kelm was the top goaltender during the season while Al Pruss of Tommy Guns was the top scorer and Troy Boulding of the Detail Devils the most sportsmanlike player.

Midget AAA Braves blowout Okotoks The Red Deer Carstar Braves exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down the Okotoks Dawgs White 111 in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play at Great Chief Park Wednesday. Justin Logan went the distance on the mound for the Braves, scattering six hits while striking out five. He didn’t walk a batter. Dylan Borman led the attack with three hits, including two doubles, while driving in four runs and scoring twice. Blake Thomson and Nik Fischer added a pair of hits each as the Braves managed 10 hits and 11 walks. Ian Chevalier scored three times while stealing three bases. The Braves are eighth in league standings with a 7-13 record.

Pasula has big lead going into final round at Future Links Western Championship Red Deer’s Brett Pasula, who plays out of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC), fired a one-under par 71 Wednesday to grab a three stroke lead heading into today’s final round of the 54-hole CN Future Links Western Championships at Wolf Creek Golf Resort. Pasula has a 36-hole total of 144 with first-round leader Aj Armstrong of St. Albert second at 147, following a 76 Wednesday. Matt Codd of the RDGCC had a 78 and is tied for 16th at 154 while Logan Hill of the RDGCC had a 160 total, following an 80 and is tied for 32nd. Kolby Vold of Ponoka and the host club is 41st at 165, following an 80, with Nolan Bruin of the RDGCC 51st at 175. He shot a 90. Twelve-year-old Carter Graf of Red Deer had his second straight 93 and is 60th at 188. Jared Nicolls of Ponoka, who had an opening round 73, was disqualified Wednesday.

Alford wins second straight Women’s Am CALGARY — Jocelyn Alford of the host Earl Grey Golf Club captured her second straight Sun Life Financial Alberta Women’s Amateur golf championship Wednesday. Alford, a native of Red Deer, shot an even-par 71, to win the 36-hole affair with a 141 total, which was four strokes ahead of Jessica Luciuk of Barrhead and five ahead of Jennifer Ha of the Calgary Glencoe Club.Luciuk had a 70 Wednesday with Ha coming in at 73. Cara Vanderham of Innisfail had a final round 81 and was 21st at 161.

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Pruss has developed into a winner JUNIOR GOLF BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF LACOMBE — Michael Pruss knew what he had to do to continue to develop into the golfer he knew he could be. “Course management was big and I understand how to play more efficiently . . . I’m a better ball striker and have matured as a golfer.” That was evident Wednesday as the 17-year-old from Red Deer, who plays out of River Bend Golf Course, shot a solid 74 to win the McLennan Ross/ Sun Junior Golf Tour stop as well as the Jordan Brand Memorial Lacombe Junior Open title. Pruss’ understanding how to handle the lightning quick greens played a major role in his success. “The greens are a lot faster than my home course and they were playing hard so I had to change my strategy a bit and run the ball up to the pin,” he explained. The win was his first competitive title. “It feels good. I was able to put together a consistent round, hit some good shots and make some crucial putts.” Michael was the only player in the field of 56 to break 80. His brother, Allan, who won the Carstairs stop on tour Tuesday, was third in the division for players born from 1994-96, with an 82. Brandon Woltjer of Lacombe was second with an 80. Neither Michael nor Allan played in this year’s provincial junior championship as they decided to enter more tournaments, like the McLennan Ross Tour events, and work on their consistency. “We played in it last year, but this year we both decided to play these tournaments and get our confidence

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Adam Sandstrom of Red Deer prepares to make one last swing at his golf ball on the first hole Wednesday morning during the Lacombe Junior Open at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. up,” explained Michael, who is heading into Grade 12 at Notre Dame. He and his brother both hope to play for the high school golf team. “We went to provincials last year and we should have a good team this year with Brett Pasula on the team as well,” he said. Michael Pruss knows golf will be an important part of his life down the road and could look at playing at the college level after next year. But he isn’t about to give up on hockey. The brothers played midget AA last year and Michael hopes to make the two-time defending national champion

midget AAA Chiefs next season. “I’ll get a chance to tryout,” he said. “It will be special if I get there. I’ve been working hard and if everything goes well I have a chance.” He’s been thinking about what his future holds in the two sports. “I’m not sure what route to take . . . whatever opportunity comes I hope to take advantage of it. I do know golf will last me a lifetime and I’ll stick with it and keep improving and see where it takes me.” To continue to improve his golf game, and hockey for that matter, Pruss knows he needs to continue to

get stronger. “It’s a matter of maturing, getting bigger and stronger,” he said. “I’ll work on that.” Alex Phillip of Wetaskiwin and Derrick Morrell of Red Deer shot an 83 with Ryan Skoreyko of Lacombe at 84 and Andrew McLennan of Lacombe a 93. Kieran Rost of Stettler won the born in 1997-98 flight, with an 80 with Ryan Morrell of Red Deer, Jaxon Lynn of Sylvan Lake, Nathan Schmidt of Barrhead and Grant Numrich of Red Deer at 83. Brandon Maxwell of Pine Hills in Rocky Mountain House had a 90 with Ethan Rost of Stettler at 91. Brock Chelle of Edmonton’s Derrick Club and Korbin Allan of Strathmore shot 81 to lead the the born in 1999 and later flight. Jordan Cooke of the Lakewood Golf Resort of Sylvan Lake came in with an 86 while Justin Paarup of Red Deer shot an 88. Chase Broderson of Lacombe had a 92, Ethan Meding of Innisfail a 94, Mathew Kinash of Red Deer a 95, Tyler Watt of Innisfail a 96, Erik Rost of Stettler and Tyler Masko of Lacombe a 98 and Adam Sandstrom of Red Deer a 99. Innisfail’s Courtney Dickson won the girls’ title with a 95, four strokes ahead of Clare McMahon of Red Deer’s Balmoral Club. ● Michael Pruss was third in the Carstairs event with a 78 while Theo Olver of Three Hills came in with an 83, which placed him fourth in the older group. Maxwell had an 88 and was sixth in the born in 1997-98 division while Jace Oulette of Innisfail shot an 87 and was third in the youngest group. McMahon had a 91 and was third in the girls’ division with Jenna Weesen of Olds fifth at 99. The next stop on tour is Monday in Ponoka.

Foley looking forward to facing former teammates RIDERS VS ARGONAUTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Not long ago, redemption would’ve fuelled Ricky Foley when facing a former team. But at age 31 and in his eighth CFL season, the flamboyant defensive end says he’s learned how to harness that energy and use it to his advantage. Foley expects to experience a myriad of emotions Thursday night when the Saskatchewan Roughrider face the Toronto Argonauts at Rogers Centre. The six-foot-three, 258-pound Foley played three seasons with the Argos and helped the squad win a Grey Cup title last year before signing with the Riders as a free agent. “If I was younger it probably might not have been the best thing,” Foley said Wednesday. “I’m a vet now so I know how to control it but it’s going to be emotional and I’m going to feed off that and play well. “We came in (Wednesday) night . . . I used to live down here and we drove by my condo. It’s tough but something I’m looking forward to.” Rider fans will have to continue waiting for slotback Geroy Simon’s season debut. Head coach Corey Chamblin said Simon won’t play against the Argos because of a lower-body injury. The Roughriders acquired Simon, 37, in an offseason trade with the B.C. Lions but he has yet to play for his new team. Simon is the CFL’s all-time receiving yards leader (15,787) and needs 29 catches to break Ben Cahoon’s league record of 1,017. But Foley has two reasons to look forward to his game at Rogers Centre since Toronto’s Grey Cup win over Calgary last November. He’ll be able to renew acquaintances with many of his former teammates and also receive his Grey Cup ring from Argos GM Jim Barker, who opted to present it to Foley personally rather than simply mail it to him. “That’s nice,” Foley said. “Me and Barker were

pretty close when I was here and I really appreciate him doing that. “That will be just another little emotional thing you have to conquer before the game. Got to be a vet, got to lock in, got to go out there and win this game.” Foley began his CFL career with B.C. after the Lions selected the native of Courtice, Ont., fourth overall in 2006 out of York University. He was named the league’s top Canadian in ’09 after posting a careerhigh 12 sacks before signing with Toronto as a free agent. But Foley had just 10 sacks over three seasons with the Argos. Last year, he had 35 tackles and three sacks before adding four tackles and a sack in the Grey Cup to be named the game’s top Canadian. Foley’s job in Toronto defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones’s scheme was more than just rush the passer. He was also required to sometimes drop back into pass coverage like an outside linebacker. With Saskatchewan, he’s being employed in a more traditional role coming off the edge although he has four tackles but no sacks this season. “Defence is defence, at the end of the day you’re told to do a job, you get paid to do a job so you have to go out there and do it,” Foley said. “But I definitely do enjoy my job a little bit more now, I think I contribute more to the team. “But as I’ve said, I’m pretty grateful for last year with what coach Jones did and what the rest of the staff did because we won a Grey Cup. You can’t complain.” Argos slotback Andre Durie, a longtime friend of Foley’s from their university days at York, is expecting his former teammate to play with a chip on his shoulder. “He plays with his heart and a lot of passion so I expect him to really come out and want to prove a point and win the game,” Durie said. “That’s the type of player he is, he wears his heart on his sleeve. “He was a good leader when he was here and for us we just have to go out there and play our game and continue to focus on what we do best.” And Foley has a little bit of a score to settle with Durie. “We’ve gone against each other on special teams

when I was in B.C. and his first year he caught me on punt one time,” Foley said. “I thought I had beat him but he blew me up so I guess I have to pay him back. “But I consider him a brother . . . we’d do anything for each other and that’s family to me. His family is my family and vice versa.” Chamblin has no worries about Foley allowing emotion to get the best of him against his former team. “It’s a former team but that’s in the past,” Chamblin said. “He’s green and white now and that’s what he has to look at. “I’ve been on like five former teams here so I’d be emotional every time I coached up here. It’s time to move on. He’ll see his friends and after the first quarter it will be about green and white and I think he’ll take that next step.” Saskatchewan (2-0) comes in as the CFL’s only unbeaten team following an impressive 36-21 win over Calgary. Although Toronto (1-1), dropped a 24-16 road decision to B.C. last week, the Argos boast the league’s second-ranked offence, averaging 365.5 net yards. “They’re a good offence,” Chamblin said. “There’s a reason they were in a Grey Cup last year but we faced a good offence last week against Calgary so it will be a good test for us and our defence.” Saskatchewan running back Kory Sheets is off to a great start, having rushed for more than 100 yards in both of his teams games thus far. Sheets already has 26 runs of five or more yards in 2013 and has definitely caught the eye of Argos head coach Scott Milanovich. “You talk about elite players and I believe he is but I thought that a year ago to be honest,” Milanovich said. “He can do just about anything you want him to do. “He can catch passes, he can run with breakaway speed, he can be patient and run zones and pick his hole. He’s one of the best in our league for sure.” NOTES: Milanovich said Toronto kicker Noel Prefontaine wasn’t with the club Tuesday because his wife gave birth to a daughter, the couple’s third child. Prefontaine is expected to play Thursday night.

With Howard going to Houston, other suitors make their moves BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Just about every NBA team would like Dwight Howard. Only the Houston Rockets could get him, and on Wednesday a couple of his other suitors announced their backup plans — while one lost out on another big target. Paul Millsap is headed to Atlanta. The Golden State Warriors acquired Andre Iguodala. But the Dallas Mavericks missed out on another centre when Andrew Bynum agreed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Los Angeles Clippers never had to look beyond their top target, with Chris Paul committing to stay on the first day of free agency. They also added Darren Collison, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick to a team that won the Pacific Division last season, surpassing the Lakers as the best team in Los Angeles. “We’re loaded at every position,” said Matt Barnes, who re-signed with the Clippers. “Who doesn’t want to play with Chris? He’s arguably the best point guard in the game. It just shows this organization has come a long way. They’re making the right moves.” It’s hard to see anything changing in Los Angeles next season after Howard passed on re-signing with the Lakers and instead opted for the Rockets in a deal that still hadn’t become official as of Wednesday night. That was the first day transactions could be completed and contacts signed following the completion of the

NBA’s moratorium period. The Rockets couldn’t wait to talk about their All-Star centre, getting fined $150,000 by the league on Tuesday for premature comments about Howard on TV and in social media. The rest of the league waited until rules allowed Wednesday. The Clippers held a press conference for Paul, the three new players and the re-signed Barnes and Ryan Hollins on what Paul called “one of the biggest days in franchise history.” While they were celebrating, Bynum was meeting with Dallas, another team that wanted Howard. But he went with a previous two-year offer from the Cavs, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet announced. Bynum was part of the four-team trade that sent Howard from Orlando to Los Angeles last summer, but never played a game for Philadelphia because of knee problems. Charlotte got bigger by adding Utah centre Al Jefferson, while his former Jazz teammate Millsap is also bound for the Southeast Division with the Hawks. Atlanta missed out on Howard, and forward Josh Smith left for a $54 million, four-year deal with Detroit, but the Hawks bounced back by giving Millsap a two-year, $19 million contract. “We’ve been following Paul for a year, hoping for the opportunity to have him on our team,” general manager Danny Ferry said. “His competitiveness, night in and night out, is unique. He’s not like most players.” The Jazz also got involved in the deal that landed Iguodala with the Warriors, who gave him a four-year,

$48 million deal last week. Golden State cleared more than $24 million by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz along with four draft picks and cash. Denver received guard Randy Foye from the Jazz. Chris Andersen signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal to stay with the Miami Heat, who will have to hold off some stronger challengers next season in the Eastern Conference. Indiana re-signed power forward David West and added C.J. Watson as a backup point guard, while the Chicago Bulls improved their outside shooting by signing Mike Dunleavy.

The New York Knicks hope they did, too, with the acquisition of Andrea Bargnani. However, the former No. 1 overall pick from Italy struggled during an injury-plagued 2012-13 season for the Toronto Raptors, who shipped him to New York for Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson, Marcus Camby and three future draft picks. The NBA’s other big deal of the offseason, the trade sending Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn, will be completed Friday. The Nets could pay more than $70 million in taxes in the first season of the NBA’s harsher penalties for teams who exceed the limit.


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Couples hoping to get over hump at U.S. Senior Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — Fred Couples feels like he’s overdue for a win. He’s played seven events on the Champions Tour this year, has been in the top five in six of them and comes into the U.S. Senior Open on Thursday off three straight runner-up finishes. “I would like to win something,” he said Wednesday, adding that he even came in second in a member-guest tournament in California last month. Couples’ most recent victory was just under a year ago at the 2012 Senior British Open. He looked ready to win two weeks ago in the Senior Players Championship, but a back-nine collapse left him tied for second behind Kenny Perry. Couples said his bothersome back is feeling fine, so if the man nicknamed “Boom Boom” for his prodigious drives can find the fairway at Omaha Country Club, no one would be surprised if this is the week he breaks through. “Fred still hits the ball a tremendous distance,” Bernhard Langer said. “He hasn’t lost any distance, maybe gained some with the equipment and all that. He’s capable of producing very low scores. Wherever he tees up, he’s one of the main favourites, no doubt about it.” Couples, Perry, Langer, Tom Watson and David Frost are among the top contenders at the 6,700-yard, par-70 Omaha Country Club. The fourth of the five senior majors will be a test of stamina for the 50-andover golfers, especially with weekend highs forecast in the low 90s with high humidity. The course is hilly, featuring elevation and topographical changes that belie the popular image of the central plains. “Nebraska, you’d think flat and hot,” Perry said. “I got the hot part right, but it’s the hilliest golf course I’ve ever been on.” Drives in the fairway will be at a premium with the rough cut high and the greens small and sloped. The 312-yard 13th hole is drivable, but the course features the second-longest par-3 in U.S. Senior Open history in the 230-yard third hole and the thirdlongest par-4 in the 494-yard 10th. The 53-year-old Couples’ scaled-

back schedule begins to ramp up now. After the U.S. Senior Open, he plays the British Open at Muirfield and Senior British Open at Royal Birkdale in consecutive weeks — “which might be a little much,” he said. For a man with a notoriously bad back, the schedule is taxing, in no small part because of the challenge the Omaha Country Club presents. Even in the best of circumstances, golfers will find themselves with a good number of side-hill and downhill lies. And then there’s that gnarly, 4-inch rough. “If I drive it in the rough and don’t have a great lie, I’m not going to do too much out of it,” Couples said. “I’ll probably play it safe.” Roger Chapman will try to become the first defending champion to repeat since Allen Doyle in 2006. Chapman, who also won the Senior PGA Championship last year, has not been able to recapture his 2012 magic. He has one top-10 finish in 13 events. Notable first-time entrants are Colin Montgomerie, who turned 50 last month and tied for ninth in the Senior Players Championship; Rocco Mediate, who lost a playoff to Tiger Woods in the classic 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines; and Duffy Waldorf, who has six top-10s in 11 Champions Tour events this year. Perry, the Charles Schwab Cup points leader, is looking for his second win of the year in a senior major. He shot three straight rounds in the 60s to win the Senior Players Championship by 2 shots over Couples and Waldorf in Pittsburgh. “Anything that has ’major’ attached to it was always my one goal,” Perry said. “Obviously, our majors out here probably are not looked upon like they are on the PGA Tour, but yet they’re still a major. It still will be attached to your name.” Playing on the regular tour last week in West Virginia, Perry was 3 shots off the lead after two rounds of the Greenbrier Classic before ballooning to 73 on Saturday and finishing tied for 41st. Watson shot in the 60s in three of his four rounds at the Greenbrier but tied for 38th after a 72 on Saturday. The 2014 Ryder Cup captain has two top-10 finishes in six Champions Tour events.

Stricker the man to beat at John Deere Classic THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SILVIS, Ill. — Steve Stricker might be the only golfer on the PGA Tour who isn’t peeking ahead to Muirfield and next week’s British Open. Stricker’s single-minded focus on TPC Deere Run, combined with his recent dominance of the course, makes him the man to beat at this weekend’s John Deere Classic. Stricker, 46, is playing a reduced schedule this season — and he’s skipping the Open Championship to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife Nicki in Wisconsin. But Stricker won the John Deere Classic three times from 2009-11. He’s not about to pass on a shot at a fourth title just down the road in Illinois. “I owe a lot to this place. It’s a special place for me,” Stricker said. Stricker and Zach Johnson, who grew up about 100 miles across the Mississippi River in nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa, are the unquestioned headliners this week. That’s largely because most of the world’s top golfers are already concentrating in Scotland. There’s no Tiger, Rory or Phil in this field.

In fact, the only golfer ranked in the top 10 in the world that’ll play Deere Run is Louis Oosthuizen — and he’s 10th. Just eight of the world’s top 50, including Stricker, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney and Johnson, have committed to the tournament. But what the field lacks in star power it should make up for somewhat in depth, as nearly half of the top 100 on FedEx Cup points list will tee off on Thursday. “It doesn’t matter where we’re playing or what the field looks like. They’re all good,” said Johnson, who also serves as an executive board member for the tournament. “If you don’t know the names, you’re going to know them at some point because they’re all too good.” Johnson broke Stricker’s three-year winning streak here in 2012. But he enters his hometown event in a bit of a slump. Johnson followed up a third-place finish at the Crowne Plaza Invitational in late May by shooting 13-over par at the Memorial Tournament and missing the cut at the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club. Johnson said that although his putting remains “up and down” — a worrisome sign be-

cause of how many birdie chances Deere Run presents — he’s feeling more and more confident in his driver. Johnson also notched top-5 finishes at Deere Run in 2009 and 2011 before beating Troy Matteson on the second hole of a playoff last year. “My golf game is in a much better form than it was at the beginning of the year. I’ve said it a couple of times and I hate to admit it, but my golf game was not where it needed to be early on in the year,” Johnson said. “That was just a process to kind of get where I am now.” But not even Johnson can approach the run that Stricker has had at Deere Run. Stricker’s reduced schedule also appears to be doing wonders for his game in 2013. Stricker has four top10s in seven events — including a memorable eighth at the U.S. Open. “My attitude is fresher,” Stricker said. “Just getting it right in my mind at the start of the year that this is what I wanted to do was a big step in my own mind, knowing that I am doing the right thing. And I feel good about what I’m doing. That helps me play the way I’ve been playing.”

Canucks to host Senators in Heritage Classic outdoor game at BC Place BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NEW YORK — Vancouver will become the third Canadian city to host a regular-season NHL game outdoors when the Canucks welcome the Ottawa Senators to BC Place next season in the 2014 Heritage Classic. Edmonton hosted Montreal in the original Heritage Classic in 2003 in the NHL’s first ever outdoor regularseason game. Calgary welcomed the Canadiens in the 2011 edition. The 2014 game in Vancouver take place March 2 and will be the first

played in a retractable-roof facility. “With one of the world’s great facilities as the setting, and one of the world’s most scenic cities as the backdrop, the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at BC Place in Vancouver will honour hockey’s Canadian heritage,” NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. “With the excitement, the entertainment, the competitiveness and the fun of this game, the Canucks and Senators will create special memories for hockey fans everywhere.” It’s the sixth outdoor game to be confirmed for next season.



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PANCAKES KICK OFF WESTERNER It is being billed as the largest pancake breakfast in Central Alberta. More than 7,000 people are expected to chow down at the Westerner Days free pancake breakfast at Bower Place Shopping Centre on Saturday. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the mall’s south parking lot. Live entertainment will include a performance by country music singer Beverley Mahood. Although the breakfast is free, donations will be collected for the Red Deer Food Bank Society. The breakfast is the official kickoff activity for Western Days Fair, which runs July 17 to 20 at Westerner Park. There will be more breakfasts around town next week, for a full list of pancake breakfasts, lunches, barbecues and off-site events, check www.westernerdays. ca/off-site.

LIBRARY FOR JULIETTA’S PLACE A second-stage housing program for women and children who are escaping domestic violence has a new library. thanks to a $25,000 donation from EVRAZ. Julietta’s Place opened its new EVRAZ Reading Sparks Library last week. The library contains more than 3,000 books. The library will ensure families have access to books, games and digital devices that support literacy and create a sense of normality for families during their transition. Julietta’s Place is a second-stage housing program that provides 10 affordable secure suites for women and their children who also participate in programs the help them live free of violence. The location of the Red Deer home is kept confidential for security reasons. EVRAZ has a pipe manufacturing plant north of Red Deer, formerly called Ipsco.

SHOW AND SHINE Custom and classic cars will be on display Saturday as part of a seventh annual show and shine. The Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics group will host the event at the Meadowlands Golf Club, at the corner of Hwy 11 and 50th Street, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost to enter a car into the event is $15, but it is free to attend. There will be entertainment, food and prizes. For more, call Gord at 403887-7047 or Bruce at 403-346-6461.

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The new face of learning FOUR SCHOOLS IN THE REGION ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND ARE TO BEGIN OPENING DOORS TO ABOUT 1,900 STUDENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2014 BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF As many as 1,900 Central Alberta students will have brand new schools ready for them in a little more than a year. Four schools in the region are under construction and are to start accepting students in September 2014. Allan Tarnoczi, Chinook’s Edge School Division associate superintendent for corporate services, said the planned Penhold Grade 7 to 12 school is progressing on schedule. “We’re on track,” said Tarnoczi. “We had a great winter and so we were getting ahead of schedule, but a rainy June has slowed things up. So we’re back to being even.” Students from the River Glen School will be transitioned into the new Penhold school, which will service students from Penhold and those in Red Deer County south and east of the city. “Traditionally schools are built in an egg-crate fashion where you have classrooms existing almost as entities within the school,” said Tarnoczi. “One of the features of this school is that whole notion of collaboration.” The school will be attached to the recently-built Multi-plex and the two will be integrated. As well, the classrooms and teachers’ offices will be designed to encourage collaboration. “It’s a new face of education where I think there is a notion of trying to get the best out of facilities like new schools in communities,” said Tarnoczi. “Chinook’s Edge School Division is working hard with community members to make sure we design facilities that can be used in as many ways as possible.” Red Deer’s only francophone school will soon get a much bigger facility. The new École La Prairie School, located just south of the old school between 34th and 35th Streets east of 49th Avenue, has 13 classrooms, two portables and room for another two portables. When completed, the school will have a capacity of 300 students. Also in Red Deer, construction crews are hard at work building the École Barrie Wilson Elementary School in Timberlands. The Red Deer Public School will be able to hold 600 kindergarten to Grade 5 students. The Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools will also have a new school for the 2014-15 year. Father Henri Voison School, a kindergarten to Grade 5 school, is under construction in Clearview Ridge. When completed, the school will have room for 300 students from the Clearview, Rosedale, Clearview Ridge, Timberlands, Garden Heights and those residing north of 39th Street in Deer Park. There will be capacity to expand the school to accommodate 500 students. All of these construction projects are being managed by the ABC Schools Partnership. They are four of 12 projects provincewide being built using a P3 approach. The consortium behind the partnership includes HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America Inc. of Toronto and Concert Infrastructure Ltd. of Vancouver in the project lead and financing roles. Clark Builders of Edmonton and Stantec Architecture and Consulting, both of Red Deer, are responsible for designing and building the schools. And Ainsworth Inc. of Edmonton is responsible for maintenance. Through the P3 approach, the Alberta government receives a 30-year warranty on the work. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com

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Top: Workers continue construction on the new Ecole La Prairie kindergarten to Grade 12 school just off Gaetz and 34th Street. The school is one of four being constructed with funds from the provincial government. Right: Workers continue construction on the new Red Deer kindergarten to Grade 5 public school on Timothy Drive. Below: Construction continues on the new Penhold school near the Penhold Multiplex. Bottom: Work on the new Red Deer kindergarten to Grade 5 Catholic school in Clearview Ridge.



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BRIEFS Little Gaetz reopening on Friday Little Gaetz is refreshed, renewed, revitalized and ready for its closeup. On Friday, the City of Red Deer invites Red Deerians to the reopening of Little Gaetz with a ribboncutting ceremony starting at 11 a.m., followed by a walking tour. The event takes place at Gaetz Avenue and 52nd Street (the north end of Little Gaetz under the arch). The street will be alive with buskers and a street performer to mark the reopening of Little Gaetz. Downtown co-ordinator Charity Dyke said this undertaking was a major underground utility and street-scaping project. “We’re happy that the heart of downtown is ready to be reopened and turned back to the community,” she said. “Little Gaetz is a more vibrant, dynamic and walkable space so come on down and check out the neighbourhood.” Celebratory cake will be served after the ribbon cutting. Local artists will add some colour to Little Gaetz Avenue this weekend. Around noon on Friday, artists will pick up their brushes and paints and transform walls around 46th Street into murals. Come and check out their progress over the weekend around Turning Point and X-Static Club. There will also be live music and a barbecue as part of the project organized by the Red Deer’s Social Planning Department. The painting follows the grand reopening of Little Gaetz Avenue with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. at 52nd Street followed by cake. A walking tour of the downtown is also planned and buskers and street performers will entertain.

Diabetes centre hours extended The hours for the Diabetes Education Program operated out of the 49th Street Community Health Centre in Red Deer were extended in February to improve access to services for managing diabetes. Lorelei Domaschuk, area manager for Primary Care and Chronic Disease Management, said extending the hours has made it more accessible for clients to receive care. But Domaschuk said it is too early to determine whether the demand is being met. Domaschuk said it is important for those people with diabetes to have the knowledge about managing their condition through all their health partners. This knowledge includes knowing the targets for the best range of blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and blood pressure. “People need to be knowledgeable about what those targets are so they can make informed decisions about their health care,” she said. The phone lines open at 7:30 a.m. for booking appointments. The appointments can be booked between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. Appointments can also be booked from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The centre’s diabetes educators serve adult and pediatric patients with chronic or reactive hypoglycemia, pre-diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes and children with endocrine disorders. The Red Deer 49th Street Community Health Centre is located at 4755 49th St. For more information, call 403-314-6997.

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City workers Tyler Bennett and Tanya Wierenga give the flower bed a weed treatment in front of the new archway that signifies “Downtown” on Gaetz Avenue and 52nd Street on Thursday.

Sylvan Lake administration changes The Town of Sylvan Lake is shaking up its administration and creating a project manager position. Council approved the new position on Monday. The salary will depend on the successful applicant’s qualifications but the town expects it will range around $110,000, including benefits. Since the year is half over, this year’s impact budget is expected to be no more than $60,000, said Betty Osmond, the town’s chief administrative officer. The new job was needed because of the amount of time senior managers had to devote to overseeing recent major projects, including the new town hall. Planning has begun for another major project, a $16.5-million multiplex redevelopment, and many smaller initiatives are expected in coming years. An existing engineering technician position will also be geared more towards project management. Changes also include streamlining administration to reduce the number of directors to four from five. The community and social development department will no longer be a separate department under its own director. The position was vacant. It will become part of a new Community Services Department under longtime administrator Ron Lebsack.

Benefit concert for flood relief Local actors and musical artists are turning their talents to flood relief on Sunday. Central Music Festival and Central Alberta Theatre are hosting Wake of the Flood, a benefit concert for Southern Alberta flood relief. The show starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. An evening of terrific music in a non-stop festival-style format covering a range of genres is promised. Among the performers already announced are Elvin Berthiaume, St. James Gate, Dani Lynn Tren-

tham, Ron Hubbard Band, Guy McKinnon, Underside Pattern, Levi Cuss, Bone Creek Band, Ruined Escape Plan and Don J Swift. Admission is free but those attending are encouraged to make a monetary donation, which will be given to the Canadian Red Cross. Tax receipts can be issued for donations of $10 or more. Organizers are not able to accept other types of donations. Anyone interested in volunteering can call the Central Music Festival Society at 403-886-5745 or email:

Invasion accused injured again One of the two people accused of a violent home invasion and a subsequent run from police has appeared in court with a new set of bruises. Andrew Allen Waunch, 30, is facing 37 charges laid by Sylvan Lake RCMP investigating complaints that two people had entered a rural home on June 3 and then committed a number of offences, including attempted murder, kidnapping, forcible confinement, armed robbery, extortion, assault, uttering threats, vehicle theft, dangerous driving, flight from police, shooting with intent to wound and a variety of other weapons charges. Waunch appeared before Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, via closecircuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre. Defence counsel Lorne Goddard made a comment when his client showed up with fresh bruises on his right cheek and left eye. “He looks more beat up than the last time,” Goddard said as Waunch was brought into the TV room for his court appearance. Goddard asked that his client’s plea and bail application be adjourned for a few more days, to Friday, July 19. Also accused of numerous offences in connection with the incident is Sylvan Lake resident Ashley Dawn Chambers, 24, whose next court appearance is set for July 24.

Westerner Days parade will kick off annual festival The Westerner Days Parade will once again kicks off the annual fiveday festival in Red Deer on Wednesday. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. and is expected to last until noon. About 30,000 people are expected to take in the variety of floats so arrive early to find the perfect vantage point. Floats will follow the same route as they have for many years. It starts at the Red Deer Arena, goes east on 43rd Street, proceeds north on 47th Avenue, then west on 53rd Street. The parade then turns south along 51st Avenue, then east on 48th Street, and south on 48th Avenue before returning to the arena. This year there are 127 floats, including six bands, decorated vehicles, vintage cars, live-

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Ramadan fast a challenge for Muslims GOING WITHOUT FOOD AND DRINK DURING HOT SUMMER DAYS MAKES IT HARD TO STAY HEALTHY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — This week Muslims begin an important annual ritual prescribed by the Qur’an. For the next 29 or 30 days, healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours, refraining from consuming food, drink and even oral medication from dawn until sunset. Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan, which, because Islam uses a lunar calendar, does not fall at exactly the same time every year. The fact that in recent years Ramadan has fallen during the longest and hottest days of the year in the Northern Hemisphere adds to the challenge of observing the fast in a healthy manner, experts admit. “We can always accommodate if we need to but it is going to be difficult this year for many people, at least in this part of the world,” says Dr. Aasim Padela, a practising Muslim and an emergency room physician at the University of Chicago Hospital. Observing the Ramadan fast is easier when the month falls in the winter, at a time when the span from dawn till sunset may be as short as eight hours and the risk of dehydration is lower. This year, though, Ramadan begins shortly after the summer solstice, when days are at their longest. Depending on the location and how they interpret the Qur’an, Muslims may have started the month of fasting as of Monday or will start Tuesday or Wednesday. A religious leader with the Islamic Foundation of Toronto

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says for people who follow the guidance of the Crescent Committee, which believes the new moon that signifies the start of Ramadan should be spotted, not scientifically calculated, the first day of fasting is likely to be Wednesday, July 10. Imam (the term is the equivalent of pastor or rabbi in other faiths) Yusef Badat explains that in the Qur’an, Muslims are exhorted to fast during daylight hours to remind themselves of the plight of the poor and to develop selfdiscipline. “The idea or the principle is very simple, that if a person can control and curb their hunger and their thirst for a certain amount of hours ... then this is a sign that they can also curb and abstain from all sorts of sin such as lying, cheating, harming someone, etc.,” Badat says. “When I feel the pain of hunger, I remember those who don’t have food. And that motivates me. That’s a trigger for me to help those who are suffering wherever they may be across the globe.” Using a day late last week to show how long the fast will last in the early days of this year’s Ramadan, Badat notes that dawn was at 3:20 a.m. and sunset was at 9:02 p.m. — almost 18 hours during which no food, drink or oral medication could be consumed by those who fast. Not all Muslims will fast. The Qur’an exempts pregnant women and nursing mothers and people who are sick. As well, children who haven’t reached puberty don’t fast, though Badat says some families will encourage children


Bahraini men gather to search the sky over the Persian Gulf for the crescent moon in the western village of Karzakan, Bahrain, this week. The new moon heralds the start of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, prayer and charitable giving for Muslims worldwide. approaching puberty to fast for part of the day to get into the habit. Adults who have temporary health problems can make up days by fasting later, when their health permits them to do so. And those who are too frail or too unwell to fast at all can compensate by paying what’s called “fidah” or compensation, Badat says — the equivalent of about $10 a day to help feed the poor. Because the fast includes anything consumed orally, even down to medication, people with health conditions should consult with their doctors and their religious leaders to decide whether they can safely fast, says Padela, who

himself will observe Ramadan. Lots of studies have been done to look at whether fasting is safe for people with different conditions, he says, pointing to diabetes as one where concerns have been raised. “There are some people who have good diabetic control who are on some medicines that can be taken during that time period,” Padela says. Others, in whom the disease is not well controlled, might not be able to fast. “There’s a very granular level discussion that needs to occur at the level of what the patient’s circumstances are, what their illness is, what their comorbidities (existing

conditions) are and what their body, their physiology can tolerate and not tolerate,” he says. Those who are fasting adjust their days to consume calories and imbibe fluids when they can. Brunch may take place at 2:30 a.m., Badat says. And people may nap after work as they wait for the sun to go down. In Muslim countries, society may adjust to a different schedule during Ramadan. Even in North America, Muslims plan ahead, Badat says. Some will talk with their employers about working reduced hours or re-arranging their work hours. If no accommodation can be made and a person cannot safely fast during a hot day — say a construction worker toiling under a beating summer sun — that day or those days can be made up later. The Qur’an makes it clear people are not to make themselves ill by fasting, Badat says. Dr. Michael Finkelstein of Toronto Public Health says people who are observing the Ramadan fast need to make sure they drink enough fluids during the hours when the sun is down, and need to keep dehydration in mind. “July is a pretty hot month here. So they need to be aware of the early signs and symptoms of dehydration,” says Finkelstein. “Things like dizziness, lightheadedness, headaches, intense tiredness, dry mouths and obviously the colour of their urine can get quite dark — those are indications that their fluid balance is in trouble.”



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NEW YORK — Nine reputed members of the Bonanno crime family were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with what prosecutors called old-school mob activity: gambling, loan sharking, extortion and drugs. A two-year investigation dismantled one crew of the family, including a captain, two capos, a soldier and several associates, two of whom were members of an International Brotherhood of Teamsters local union, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said. “The 158-page indictment demonstrates that organized crime is still operating in New York City and has its hooks into the labour movement,” Vance said. Vance said that prosecutors have done such a good job taking down the mob in the past that it may seem like they’re no longer a threat. But we know in fact this is not the case.“ Manhattan prosecutors said the defendants, including the former president of Local 917, were accused of using their union positions to solicit members as clients for their criminal enterprises, including online gambling and drugs. They were also accused of gun possession. The suspected captain, Nicholas “Nicky Mouth” Santora, was sentenced in December to two years behind bars in a separate mob case in Brooklyn federal court. His lawyer in that case said Tuesday that he wasn’t aware of the new charges and had not been contacted by anyone for representation. Seven of the suspects pleaded not guilty Tuesday, and their lawyers said they were innocent of the charges and would make bail.



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Slumland Theater wins reprieve PLANNERS ALLOW FACILITY TO CONTINUE OPERATING AFTER SUPPORT EXPRESSED BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Slumland Theater has a new lease on life — figuratively and literally. Last May, the youth-oriented musical entertainment centre received approval from Red Deer’s municipal planning commission to operate out of the basement at 4732 Ross St. However, the commission put a one-year timeline on its approval, so that the decision could be reviewed. Slumland has since showcased live bands and operated a small retail store, and become a popular gathering place for young teens. But in April, owner Desiree Marshall confirmed that she was unable to renew

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her lease on the premises and Slumland would have to close. The outlook improved early last week, when Marshall revealed that she had come to terms with her landlord. That included leasing the upper floor of the building for an art gallery and studio called A Whittle Piece of U. Then on Wednesday, the municipal planning commission voted unanimously to allow Slumland to continue operating. A number of letters in support of the business were received from musicians, youths and parents. “This is the only all-ages venue in Red Deer that allows teenagers the freedom of listening to their type of music, the creativity to join in and play in front of their peers, and a place to hang out with their friends,”

wrote one mother. The commission also heard that the RCMP and Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission have no concerns about Slumland, there have been no complaints from neighbours, and noise tests have indicated that sounds from the building do not carry outside. Inspections and Licensing Department staff pointed out that the operations there are consistent with the intent of the Greater Downtown Action Plan. Marshall said the basement space will be used to display and sell the work of local artists, and also as a jam space for musicians, and for recording and performing. Monthly music events will be held for adults, with liquor to be served at these.


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BlackBerry shares slide BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares closed below $10 for the first time since last year on Wednesday, a day after the smartphone maker’s chief executive encouraged investors to remain patient while the company navigates its recovery plan. The Waterloo, Ont.based company’s stock ended the session down nearly four per cent, or 40 cents, to $9.80 at the Toronto Stock Exchange. The stock last closed below $10 on Nov. 20 and reached a 52-week high of $17.80 in January, around the time that its new smartphones were unveiled. BlackBerry has faced a heightened level of scrutiny since it posted quarterly results last month that fell short of analysts’ largely optimistic expectations. Both Samsung and HTC recently posted quarterly sales reports that fell short of expectations.

Mobilicity pursues talks on takeover Mobilicity is going ahead with takeover talks with “multiple parties” to try to find a buyer for the struggling wireless carrier. The Torontobased company said Wednesday that it has indefinitely adjourned a debtholder vote on a refinancing plan. “We are working diligently to reach an acquisition agreement and thank our customers, dealers, employees and partners for their continued support as we see this process through to its completion,” president and chief operating officer Stewart Lyons said in a statement. Lyons did not identify the possible bidders or disclose any other details on the discussions for Mobilicity, which has about 250,000 cellphone subscribers. There were unconfirmed reports that Mobilicity was holding talks with wireless giant Verizon. — The Canadian Press

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Construction continues on the Microtel Inns & Suites east of Hwy 2A in Blackfalds. The 63-unit hotel will be part of the Wyndham Hotel Group chain.

Gold bugs remain bullish SAY WORTH INVESTING IN DESPITE HAMMERING anticipation of rising prices. However, the expected rampant inflation never materialized and now the U.S. Federal Reserve is talking about easing back on its stimulus.

a strengthening in the U.S. dollar and for the gold miners it has been the increasing costs to get it TORONTO — As gold slowly reout of the ground. covers from its biggest quarterly But Schneebeli says market loss on record, gold bugs remain consensus is that a price below bullish and say it is still worth in$1,100 is quite unlikevesting in despite ly. the hammering the ‘CURRENTLY THE MARKETS SEEM TO “Currently the maryellow metal has kets seem to believe BELIEVE THAT THE WORST (OF THE taken this year. that the worst (of the “I firmly believe ECONOMIC CRISIS) IS OVER AND THAT economic crisis) is that we will see over and that normalNORMALITY HAS RETURNED. THIS MIGHT higher gold prices ity has returned. This in the future and BE PREMATURE AND SOME NEGATIVE might be premature that the long-term and some negative SURPRISES MIGHT WELL BE POSITIVE FOR upward trend has surprises might well GOLD AGAIN.’ not been reversed,” be positive for gold said Rolf Schneeagain,” said Schnee— ROLF SCHNEEBELI, FORMER HEAD OF THE beli, former head beli, who is currently WORLD GOLD COUNCIL FOR THE MIDDLE EAST AND INDIA of the World Gold CEO of the consulting Council for the firm Gold Services Middle East and AG, based in Zurich. India. Talk of the tapering of the stimHowever, not everyone is bullGold fell 23 per cent to US$1,235 ulus has clobbered both the price ish. an ounce in the second quarter of gold and the stocks of the comCIBC (TSX:CM) on Wednesday that ended on June 28, its biggest panies that mine it. slashed its forecast price for gold quarterly plunge since trading beThe S&P/TSX Global Gold In- to US$1,200 per ounce for the regan in 1971. dex is down nearly 50 per cent mainder of this year, rising to only Investing in gold has often been from the start of the year, with $1,350 in 2014 before falling back seen as a hedge against inflation heavyweight Barrick Gold Corp. to $1,300 in 2015 and to $1,200 long and when central banks opened (TSX:ABX) down nearly 60 per term. the taps to easy money in the wake cent. of the financial crisis in recent Compounding the affect on years, investors flocked to gold in the price of the metal has been Please see GOLD on Page C5 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Many Canadians look to Mexico for relief from snow and cold. But some have also found an inviting business climate in the southern country. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is partnering with Solorzano Corp. to conduct a presentation on doing business in Mexico. Scheduled for Thursday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Red Deer College, the event will provide information about the experiences of companies that have done business in the energy sector in Mexico, opportunities there and how to set yourself up for success. The session will focus on the energy sector but is open to all attendees. Those wishing to participate are asked to register by July 15 by emailing shanna.doupe@ or calling 403-356-4935. Central Alberta: Access Prosperity is a regional economic development organization. Solorzano promotes investment in Latin America.

Farm tour deadline nears Fans of local food have until Monday to book their place at Farm to Fork. The July 21 event will promote locally-produced food, with a tour of Central Alberta farms and ranches, and a lunch at Gull Lake. Maps for the selfguided farm tour, which starts at 10 a.m., will be provided. Stops include Rock Ridge Dairy near Ponoka, and Brown Eggs and Lamb near Gull Lake. The meal will be served between 1 and 3 p.m. at Meridian Beach Hall, near Gull Lake. Prepared by a group of chefs from Edmonton and Calgary, it will feature local food. Tickets for Farm to Fork cost $40 for adults and $10 for children, and can be ordered online at tastealbertafarmtofork.

Alberta Energy Regulator appears in Red Deer ASSUMES ALL REGULATORY FUNCTIONS RELATED TO OIL AND GAS, REPLACES ERCB BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The Energy Resources Conservation Board officially disappeared from Red Deer on Wednesday. Taking its place is the Alberta Energy Regulator, which was created last month under the province’s new Responsible Energy Development Act.

AER ARRIVES The ERCB was responsible for the regulation of Alberta’s energy resources, including oil, natural gas, oilsands, coal and pipelines. This included processing applications for energy projects, and then monitoring operations to ensure they were occurring safely and responsibly.

The AER will take on these responsibilities, as well as others connected to the management of public lands, allocation and conservation of water resources, and protection of the environment, said Kim Blanchette, a spokesperson with the new agency. “Over the next year, we’ll be

assuming all of the regulatory functions related to oil and gas that are currently carried out by Environment and Sustainable Resource Development,” she said. “We will create one single energy regulator for everything from seismic and exploration, throughout the full life-cycle, all the way to reclamation and remediation.”

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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly higher Wednesday amid another sign of a slowing Chinese economy and little in the minutes from the latest U.S. Federal Reserve meeting to indicate when the central bank might move on relaxing its economic stimulus program. The S&P/TSX composite index moved 9.84 points higher to 12,306.93. The minutes echoed earlier remarks by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, indicating that the Fed would likely slow its bond purchases later this year and end them around mid-2014 if the economy continued to strengthen. In a speech late Wednesday, Bernanke said the economy has yet to fully recover from the 2008 financial crisis. The TSX got some lift from the energy sector with oil prices at a 15-month high. Oil ran ahead $2.99 to US$106.52 a barrel, the highest close since late March, 2012 as the American Petroleum Institute said that U.S. crude inventories fell by nine million barrels last week, much higher than the 3.8-million-barrel drop that analysts had expected. The Canadian dollar rose while the greenback weakened following the release of the Fed minutes, rising 0.08 of a cent to 95.08 cents US. U.S. indexes were generally lacklustre as the minutes showed that about half of the Fed’s 19 member policy-making committee said they would support ending its $85 billion-amonth bond-buying program late this year. But many agreed at the meeting last month that the job market’s improvement would have to be sustained before the Fed would reduce its bond purchases. The meeting was held prior to the release of a stronger-than-expected U.S. employment report for June which came out last Friday. The Dow Jones industrials closed down 8.68 points to 15,291.66, while the Nasdaq was 16.5 points higher to 3,520.76. The S&P 500 index edged up 0.3 of a point at 1,652.62. The stimulus from the U.S. has kept interest rates low to encourage borrowing and spending. It has also been a major factor in driving stocks higher, so the prospect of tapering has caused market volatility in recent weeks. Recently, however, investors have been focusing on improvements in the U.S. economy, such as the recent jobs report for June that blew

past expectations. Meanwhile, the most recent concerns about the health of the world’s second-biggest economy grew after the release of disappointing trade data. China’s exports fell by 3.1 per cent in June compared with a year earlier and imports contracted by 0.7 per cent, customs data showed Wednesday. Both were below forecasts of growth in the low single digits. The report was issued a day after the International Monetary Fund scaled back this year’s growth forecast for China to 7.8 per cent from 8.1 per cent. Commodity markets were higher despite the glum Chinese data. The energy sector rose 0.72 per cent as a larger-than-expected drop in oil supplies suggested stronger demand and underlined the signs of economic recovery in the U.S. Growing unrest in Egypt has also helped support oil prices, which haven’t traded above $105 since May 2012. Shares in Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) advanced 70 cents to C$32.67. The consumers staples sector was also positive as shares in convenience store giant Alimentation Couche-Tard (TSX:ATD.B) and drugstore operator Jean Coutu Group clawed back losses sustained Tuesday in the wake of poorly received earnings reports. Couche-Tard gained $3.65 or 6.26 per cent to $62 while Jean Coutu climbed 54 cents or 3.1 per cent to $17.98. The gold sector was slightly higher as August bullion gained $1.50 to US$1,247.40 an ounce. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) was up six cents to C$4.87. The base metals sector was down 0.8 per cent while September copper gained three cents to US$3.09 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) declined 55 cents to C$21.84. The utilities sector was off 0.9 per cent. Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS) slipped 37 cents to $32.05. The tech sector also fell with BlackBerry (TSX:BB) down 40 cents or 3.92 per cent to $9.80 a day after chief executive Thorsten Heins asked shareholders for patience as the company pushes ahead with its goal to become profitable again. It was the first time the stock has sunk below $10 since late November. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday. Stocks:


GOLD: Falls below forecast price The bank had previously forecast a price of gold for this year to be $1,700, $1,800 in 2014 and $1,500 in 2015, with a long-term price of $1,500. On Wednesday, the August gold contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was up $12.80 at US$1,258.70 an ounce. “Sure, nothing ever goes down in a straight line and there’s bound to be a bounce after such a stellar rout, but for us, the bigger question is whether or not gold could or should still be seen as an investment — now , or even over the next five years?” CIBC analyst Leon Esterhuizen wrote in a report. “Outside of continued money printing, which must ultimately undermine the relative value of the U.S. dollar in gold terms, everything else remains pointing in the wrong direction for the gold price for now.” But Himadri Bhattacharya, who has tracked gold for years, believes despite the sharp fall in its price this year, gold’s attractive investment properties for individuals and institutions still hold. “The issue is at what level investors should buy again given the current bearish undertone. My sense is that gold at or below $1,100 is a good buy,” said Bhattacharya, global adviser at RisKontroller GmbH, a Swiss company that develops risk management solutions. The reason for that, he says, is one of the “bearest” forecasts (by UBS) on gold price over the next few months is $1,050 per ounce.“

“From a purely technical trading perspective, $1,000 is a strong support, meaning thereby that a lot of buying interest is likely to emerge at this level,” he said. Hong Kong-based Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, also thinks gold will go up. “I am buying every month and I keep approximately 25 per cent of my assets in gold,” said the maverick investor, pointing out that he has repeatedly pronounced his faith in gold.

AER: Nine field offices Jim Ellis, CEO of the AER, was in Red Deer to mark the changeover of the local office. Also in attendance were representatives of industry, energy and other groups, as well as municipal politicians. The ceremony was originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed due to the flooding in Southern Alberta. Red Deer’s is one of nine AER field offices in Alberta, with the others at Medicine Hat, Midnapore, Wainwright, Drayton Valley, Bonnyville, St. Albert, Grande Prairie and High Level. There is also a regional office in Fort McMurray, as well as the Alberta Geological Survey in Edmonton and the Core Research Centre in Calgary. Blanchette said additional staff will be added to the AER offices to deal with their increased responsibilities. Additional information about the Alberta Energy Regulator can be found online at www.

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Executives cite red tape more than taxes as obstacle to business THE CANADIAN PRESS A survey of leading Canadian executives puts government inefficiency far ahead of high taxes as the top impediment to doing business in this country. The survey, conducted for the 2012 World Economic Forum, showed that Canadian executives no longer regarded high taxes as a major problem, as they had several years earlier. The Conference Board, which issued the report, says that finding shows Canadian executives are aware that recent cuts to tax rates by both federal and provincial governments have increased Canada’s competitive advantage. By contrast, executives in seven of 11 other countries participating in the survey continued to list high taxes as the biggest problem they face. Other impediment factors cited by the Canadian executives include insufficient capacity to innovate, access to

financing and an inadequately trained workforce. However, not one of the individual factors was seen as an obstacle by a majority of businesses. For instance, only 16.4 per cent cited government inefficiency, which was the top concern overall. Still, that was the highest percentage of executives citing that factor of any country other than Italy. Canadian executives also topped the global sampling in naming insufficient capacity to innovate, with 15.1 per cent citing it as a factor. Meanwhile, only 9.4 per cent of the 103 Canadian executives who participated in the survey named high taxes as the most problematic factor. The Conference Board says the responses shed some light into why business leaders believe Canada’s standing in the forum’s global competitiveness index has been falling in recent years, from 10th place in 2010 to 14th in 2012.



WASHINGTON — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the U.S. economy still needs help from the Federal Reserve’s low interest rate policies. Bernanke told the National Bureau of Economic Research that because unemployment remains high and inflation is below the Fed’s target, the policies are still necessary. He also said the economy is being held back by higher taxes and federal spending cuts. “If you put all of that together, you can only conclude that highly accommodative monetary policy for the foreseeable future is what is needed for the U.S. economy,” Bernanke said. Stock index futures rose as Bernanke spoke. The Standard & Poor’s index futures were up eight points, or 0.5 per cent, at 1,656 as of 5:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time — shortly after Bernanke wrapped up his remarks. Bernanke’s comments were his latest effort to stress that the Fed will continue to stimulate the economy, even after it begins to slow $85-billion-amonth in bond purchases that have kept long-term interest rates down. The Fed plans to keep its investment holdings constant to avoid causing long-term rates to rise too quickly. It also plans to keep short-term rates at record lows at least until unemployment slides to 6.5 per cent. And Bernanke has said 6.5 per cent unemployment is a threshold, not a trigger: The Fed might decide to keep its benchmark short-term rate near zero even after unemployment falls that low. Unemployment is currently 7.6 per cent. On Wednesday, Bernanke didn’t signal any changes in the bond-buying program. But Bernanke defended recent comments he made after the Fed’s June meeting.

At his June 19 news conference, Bernanke said the Fed would likely slow its bond purchases later this year and end them around mid-2014 if the economy continued to strengthen. Stocks and bonds plunged in the days after his remarks. Some critics said the Fed bungled its communications strategy. Bernanke asked his audience to consider what might have happened if the Fed had given no signals on when the bond buying might be curtailed. He said that might have led to an increase in risk-taking on the part of investors “reflecting an expectation for an infinite” program of bond purchases. “Explaining what we are doing may have avoided a much more difficult situation at another time,” he said. Bernanke also did not provide any clues on his own future. Many expect he will leave when his current term ends in January. When asked about his legacy, he said others would certainly judge his handling of the 2008 financial crisis. He also said the Fed, under his leadership, has made significant strides in providing the public with more information on how the central bank operates.

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from all over the building. “And before you knew it we had assembled about 120 mismatched office chairs and some tables that we had put against the walls so people could sit on the tables,” said Karastamatis. “When it was all said and done, we could accommodate just over 120 people and that included people sitting on the floor. “We improvised a stage, we used some folding screens to create wings so that the actors could exit and enter.” The cast performed without costumes, props or stage lights. Musical director Michael Mulrooney played an upright piano that was already there. “The audience just loved it, gave them a standing ovation and cheered them on and it was fantastic,” said director Vinetta Strombergs. “You love these unexpected, glorious moments.” Marchuk called it a “very exciting” night that brought him back to his days performing Shakespeare in Whitehorse. “That had some simi-

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NASHVILLE — Country music star Randy Travis is showing signs of improvement but remains in critical condition with congestive heart failure because of a viral illness, doctors said Wednesday. Drs. William Gray and Michael Mack of the Baylor Health Care System in Texas described Travis’ condition and hospitalization in a video statement. “His condition has stabilized, and he has shown signs of improvement,” Mack said in the video. “On behalf of Mr. Travis’ family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr. Travis has received.” The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized, when he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection, Gray said. The viral illness led to a weakened heart muscle that eventually worsened into heart failure. Travis was admitted to Baylor Medical Center McKinney near his home in Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas, through the emergency room on Sunday. The singer underwent a procedure to have a pump inserted by catheter that helps increase blood flow before being transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. The North Carolinaborn Travis is a tradi-

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BROCHU Rodney Feb 8, 1957- July 6, 2013 Rodney with his wife by his side passed away after a long struggle with mesothelioma at the Red Deer Hospice on Saturday July 6th 2013 at the age of 56 years. He will be remembered and forever loved by his wife Marie Brochu and children Carlis (Cobralin) Brochu, Oran (Laura) Brochu and Lacey (Bradley) Brochu. Rodney will also be sadly missed by his siblings Dwight (Nancy) Brochu, Garry (Trudy) Brochu, Russ (Michelle) Brochu, Shirley (Mike) Stapleton and Jennifer Brochu. Also Four precious grandchildren Tenzen, R o r i , R y l e e a n d Ta l o n . Rodney was predeceased by his parents Norman and Muriel Brochu. Rodney enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, quading and huge bonfires with family and friends. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren and enjoyed every moment he could with them. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the loving care Rodney received on Unit 32 Palliative Care at the Red Deer Regional Hospital and the Red Deer Hospice. A `Celebration of life’ will be held at Burbank Campground July 14th 2013 at 3:00pm for anyone wishing to attend. Memorial Donations may be made to The Red Deer Hospice society at 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6

CAPELING Glen Douglas 1946 - 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of G l e n C a p e l i n g J r. G l e n (Mr. Wonderful) passed away suddenly on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at the age of 67 years. Glen is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Leona, his sister, Tannis (Dwayne) Bill, his brother, Ralph (Marge) C a p e l i n g , m o t h e r - i n - l a w, Ruby, numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; Glen Sr. and Zeta Capeling of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Glen was a well known and respected lawyer in Red Deer and area. He will be sadly missed by his wife, family, associates, co-workers, fellow barristers and solicitors, clients and friends. A Memorial Service will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, 3310 50 Avenue, Red Deer, on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the or the S.P.C.A. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222


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



EVANS - Peggy 1925 - 2013 Peggy Elsie Evans was born in Innisfail, Alberta on September 12th, 1925 and passed away on July 6th, 2013 at Red Deer Regional Hospital. Peggy was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Arthur John Evans. Peggy will be lovingly remembered by daughters; Susan Evans (Red Deer) and Maxine Evans (Red Deer). She is survived by sister, Lois Simpson, brother-in-law, Stan Simpson (Red Deer), sister-in-law,Gwyneth Gillette (Calgary), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their children. Peggy will be remembered for her love of life, sense of humour, and her enjoyment of family and how she celebrated their successes. She was not afraid to try new things and continued to learn throughout her life. She frequently excelled at what she did, but always remained humble and quiet about her achievements. She loved her rural roots and felt a close tie to nature and the earth. A natural home body and excellent homem a k e r, s h e d e v e l o p e d a taste for adventure and travel in her later years. A special thank you to Dr. Hopfner for his care throughout Peggy’s illness with Parkinson’s Disease. A Celebration of Life for Peggy Evans will be held at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, in Red Deer on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Peggy’s name may be made to Gaetz Memorial United Church, Red Deer Regional Hospital, 3942-50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7, or the Parkinson Alberta Society, 5406D-43 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 1C9. 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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ROBINSON (nee Eden) Joyce June 21, 1930 - July 8, 2013 Joyce passed away peacefully in her sleep, at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Haydock, Lancashire, England to Harry Eden and wife Esther (Stockley). She is survived by her son Paul, granddaughter Shannon, extended granddaughters Megan (Jeremy), Lindsey and their mom Lee; sisters Dorothy (Eric), Audrey (Stan) and her brother Derek (Eileen). She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces and cousins from a large family in England. Joyce was predeceased by her husband Joe, and was never quite the same after his passing. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be sorely missed. Joyce had a difficult childhood as a curved spine required for her to have 3 vertebrae fused and to be kept in body casts in a sanitarium for 5 years of her life beginning at age 3. She did heal well and was released from the hospital at age 8 just as WWII began in Europe. At age 14 she began working in a textile mill, weaving material for parachutes and barrage balloons during WWII. After t h e w a r, a y o u n g s a i l o r named Joe Robinson was de-mobbed and started also started work in the mill. The two fell in love and were married in 1950. In 1954 they immigrated to Canada with their then 3-year-old son Paul Robinson and settled in Stettler, AB. Joyce loved Stettler and made many lifelong friends. In 1965 they moved to Red Deer where Joyce managed the “Betty Shop” women’s clothing store, once again making many friends along the way. Many thanks to the E.M.T.’s and the staff at Ward 32 for all their care and help. R.I.P. Nana. In honor of Joyce’s life, a funeral service will be held at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287- 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of fowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Funeral arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040


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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.

REHN Victor Claus Rehn was born Jan. 17, 1920 on the farm SW of Hughenden, AB, the second oldest son of Claus and Minnie Rehn. At the age of 11, Vic started working out on farms for $5 a month. He always enjoyed the farm life. After serving in the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, he worked at the Trail S m e l t e r, t h e n b a c k t o O k o t o k s a n d t h e Tu r n e r Valley oil fields. He went into the trucking business the fall of 1944, general hauling for the farms and acid and mud for the oil patch. In the fall of 1955 he moved the operation to Red Deer. Joffery field was getting started. His fleet grew to 28 trucks, 2 cats and a mobile crane used for moving oil rigs and large vessels for gas plants. Vic spent 2 seasons in Whitehorse as operation manager for Atlas Travel Ltd after retiring. Vic and Mabel Lawrence were married June 27, 1945. Their marriage was built on love of one another and their Lord Jesus. He tried to live as Jesus wanted them to live - honestly and generously. Vic and Mabel weathered many financial setbacks but always knew their Lord would see them through, and He did. Vic & Mabel travelled to Dominican Republic part of two winters to help rebuild homes after Hurricane George devastated the area. Vic was predeceased by Mabel, his wife of 66 years, his 4 brothers (Bill, Ivar, Ed & Elmer) and grandson Steve. He is survived by his sisters: Edna Flemmer and Leona Ritchie Cusack. His family was a great blessing and joy: son Rick (Linn), Steve (Nicki), David (Wendy) (Cai, Eden), Alexis (Redge), son Clark (Darlene), son Lyle (Paula), Kristen (Maurice) (TBA), Kaylah, Lainie, Gaige, Tanner; daughter Verdell (Wes), Janine, Kyle (Kai-Li) (Andy), Andrea, Elijah, (Mackenzie). He loved them all very much. Special thanks to the Pines Supportive Living Unit staff for your caring attitudes. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to: Alberta Bible College, 635 N o r t h m o u n t D r i v e N W, Calgary, T2K 3J6. Services will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Parkland Christian Church, 5515-43 Street.

YOUNKER Marion Viola (nee Johnston) Feb. 5, 1929 - July 8, 2013 Marion, beloved wife of Mel Yo u n k e r, p a s s e d a w a y suddenly in her home on Sunday, July 8th at the age of 84. She was predeceased by her sister and best friend, Helen. She is lovingly remembered by her three children; Lucille (Stephen), Laurine (Myron), Jim (Sherry) and her much loved grandchildren; Douglas (Ashley), Joel, Josh, Jordana, Jamie and Noelle. Marion was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1929, completed high school in Hanna and then graduated from the Royal Alexandra School of Nursing in Edmonton in 1951. She married Mel Younker, an airman in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1952. After travelling around the world for almost 20 years, Marion, Mel and family settled on a lovely acreage east of Red Deer. Marion nursed at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for 7 years and then moved to Home Care and Public Health where she cared for both the young and the more senior members of the community. She shared her life lessons with the young and validated the life lessons of her older patients. Marion continued her personal growth taking courses at Red Deer College and Grant McEwan College. In 1990, Marion retired to spend more time with Mel and their family and to pursue her many other interests. She became an active member of the Balmoral C h a p t e r o f t h e Wo m e n ’ s Institute spending happy hours reading to children, participating in craft shows and having many shared adventures. She joined several bridge clubs and although bemoaning her perceived lack of skill, she still managed, on occasion, to win the prize. She kept in touch with her nursing classmates and enjoyed many class reunions, including her 50th where she wore her gold nursing cap with pride. Marion always put family and Anniversaries friends ahead of herself and will be greatly missed by all who had the good luck to k n o w h e r. A M e m o r i a l Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. If friends desire, a donation can be made to their favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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In Memoriam LORNA SANDBERG (1939-2005) Those whom we love go out of sight, but never out of mind; They are cherished in the hearts of those they left behind. Loving and kind in all her ways, upright and just in all her days; sincere and true in heart and mind, beautiful memories she left behind. ~Forever in our hearts, Love Neil

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ZILKOWSKI - Bernie July 11, 2012 One year today. We do not need a special day to bring you to our minds. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we awake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly; in death we love you still. There will always be a heartache, and often a silent tear. But always a precious memory of the days when you were here. If tears would make a staircase, and heartaches make a lane, we’d walk the path to heaven and bring you home again. We hold you close within our hearts; and there you will remain. To walk with us throughout our lives until we meet again. Our family chain is broken now, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. We love and miss you Bernie, Love Dorothy, children, grandchildren, son in laws, Charlene, Laverne, Ashley, Ryan, Corinna, Tyler, Cody, Tammy, Casey, Kyle, Kaelan, Keegan, Clinton, Marcel, Craig, Carla.

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Core Laboratories Canada Ltd. Field Technician Trainee Core Laboratories Petroleum Services Division is the world’s most recognized and highly respected rock and fluid analysis laboratory serving the oil and gas industry. We require an individual for a field technician trainee in the Red Deer area. The successful candidate will be responsible for sampling gas/oil wells and gas plants and be part of a team responsible for developing and maintaining markets in the Reservoir Fluids Division. The individual will possess excellent interpersonal skills, be self starter and team player and have strong mechanical and problem solving skills. A BSc/College graduate or related industry experience and valid driver’s license is required. Interested applicants should forward their resumes to: Core Laboratories Canada Ltd. 2810 12th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7P7 Fax: 403-250-5120 Email: ps.calgary. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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$11/hr To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware items. Clean floors. Assist in prep. All positions are Shift Work & Weekends. Fax resume 780-702-5051


Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr. HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety stardands $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051



PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.


Sales & Distributors

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T EXP’D BARTENDER w/ref’s and EXP’D SERVER Must have experience! Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.


Reporting to the Vice President of Operations Responsible for maintaining fleet, fleet inspections and troubleshooting problems with operators/Managers. Major Duties include: - 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 Please submit resumes to: No phone calls please.



EXPERIENCED OILFIED TRACKHOE Operators & LABOURERS REQ’D. Must have all safety tickets. Competitive wages. Call 403-502-1091 Start your career! See Help Wanted


ANTIQUES, collectibles and household. Thurs. July 11, 4-8, July 12, 2-8, July 13, 10-3. 137 Nash St. Back alley.



$12.25/hr. To provide Food & Beverage service, handle cashiering, arrange and setup the outlet. maintain cleanliness and hygiene.

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


Stonewall Energy Corp., is a fast-paced growing oilfield rental company in This position is Red Deer. Currently For Red Deer area. located in Red Deer, Stonewall supplies fracFax resume & abstract to Alberta, and will report to heads to Central Alberta 403-885-0473 email: the Red Deer and will be expanding its Station Manager. product line in the fall. No phone calls please. The ideal candidate will Responsibilities include have a Class 3, First Aid directing all rental activities Standard 1 and a clean including: driver’s abstract. * Review customer orders The successful candidate to identify and plan must also have 24 hr. on customer rental requirements call availability. Hands on * Completion of all customer knowledge of field tickets / billing oilfield work would be * Equipment inventory TR3 ENERGY considered a definite asset. control is at the forefront of The applicant must be * Providing leadership and reclamation and capable of carrying out scheduling to the field remediation in the responsibilities of top technicians oil & gas industry. quality with initiative and * Ensure health and safety We are currently dedication. IPS will regulations and recruiting for: consider training the right requirements are met individual for this position. *Equipment Qualifications IPS offers a competitive * 5 years progressive Operators salary and benefits package experience in an oilfield REQUIREMENTS: and the opportunity to join rental environment *Valid driver’s license a dynamic team in an * Knowledge of frachead * H2S Alive industry leading organization. configuration and valves * Standard First Aid If you meet the above Stonewall offers a *WHMIS and/or CSTS requirements, please competitive salary, rewards, or PST forward your resume and and an opportunity to * Pre-Access A& D Testing abstract in confidence to: utilize your skills in a Fax: 403-340-1870 challenging and rewarding Please email or fax your No phone calls please. environment. Please resume to: forward your resume to Something for Everyone resumes@ Everyday in Classifieds Fax: 403-294-9323 LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well TIGERS COIL Testers for areas including TUBING SERVICES Restaurant/ Sask. and US. Looking to hire Class 2 Hotel Positions available coil tubing supervisors. immediately. Competitive wages and 989240 AB LTD. Day/Night Supervisors & benefits. 403-866-5597 o/a TIM HORTONS Assistants. Fax resume to 403-504-9241 Hiring 15 Permanent F/T MUST HAVE valid H2S Food Counter Attendants TEAM Snubbing Services and First Aid. & 4 Permanent F/T now hiring experienced Competitive wages and Food Service Supervisors operators Email: health benefits. for both Red Deer Locations janderson@ Email resumes and tickets Parkland Mall to: welltesting365@ 6359 50 Ave. and fax 403-844-2148 6020 - 67 St. Fax: 403-314-4427, email parklandtimhortons Professionals Must be available all shifts, eves., wknds., nights $11./hr. - FCA $13./hr. - FSS Fax or email resume

BOULEVARD Restaurant & Lounge Gasoline Alley Red Deer County Food & Beverage Server


(2-4yrs experience)

Operations Manager

preferred. May consider qualified apprentice or suitable candidate.



(5- 10yrs experience)

Night Supervisors

Experienced Picker Operator

Restaurant/ Hotel

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


West Park 3 FAMILY 5553-35 St. Fri. Sat. Sun. July 12, 13 & 14. 9-7. Elephants, jewelry, peacock feathers, (3 x 6), etc.

Out of Town 1/2 MI. WEST of UFA Burnt Lake July 12, 13 & 14 Fri. 5-9, Sat. & Sun. 9-4 Camping supplies, garden ornaments, misc. tools, clothes, trailer, vehicles

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, July 11, 2013 D3

FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. * Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051

KITCHEN HELPERS For (Thai Cuisine) wage $12 hr. Please apply in person w/resume to: BLACKJACK LOUNGE #1, 6350 - 67 St. Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118

Sales & Distributors





SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Industrial Sewing Personnel

Full Time & Part Time Responsibilities include: 1) Interact with clients to understand their needs for custom products made from industrial fabrics. 2) Operate industrial sewing machines to manufacture custom products for clients in negotiated timelines. 3) Provide support to the diversified business operation. 4) Positive working relationship with minimum supervision. 5) Other duties may be assigned as required to operate the business.

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

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

Busy road construction company looking for


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: CANYON SKI RESORT is looking for P/T - Casual semi retired carpenter for various projects. Please fax resume to: 403-347-0009 FOUNDATION COMPANY in Red Deer is currently hiring experienced commercial foundation form workers. please fax resume to 403-346-5867

a custom metal fabrication business in Innisfail has an employment opportunity for a fabricator. Preference will be given to someone with shear and brake experience. The successful applicant will receive full time employment, Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:30. We offer employee benefits and work environment with plenty of variety. Apply in person with resume 5 kms. West of Innisfail on Highway #54, fax resume to 403-227-4831 or email to metform@

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.


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

Sales & Distributors


Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening

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

in GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St. MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo.

Shop Foreman/ Woman, Parts Person & Heavy Equipment Technicians

DEER PARK AREA Dodge Ave, Donald Cl., & Dentoom Cl. $97.00/mo.

for our busy & expanding business in Red Deer, AB.

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info DSM INC.

A strong knowledge of construction equipment Team orientated Organized Computer literate Have great customer relations

Competitive wages Excellent benefit pckg. Pension plan and much more...

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.

Truckers/ Drivers

looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.

Truckers/ Drivers

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info



To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY


Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295

Fluid Experts Ltd. 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 upon hire. Duties include maintain shop, minor repairs of units and equipment, monitor inventories, loading of fluid trucks with various products for the Oil & Gas industry and will be trained to blend KCl fluid in shop utilizing specialized equipment. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical background with a class 1 license with fluid hauling experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: REG COX FEEDMIXERS Req’s In Service Shop, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622




Industries #1 Choice!

“Low Cost” Quality Training

403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. RD&C (LEL) #204, 7819 - 50 Ave.

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

(across from Totem)


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990


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

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

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

Household Appliances


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


DRESSER, 6 drawers wide 3/small drawers in middle $20; B & D breadmaker $10; brass desk top lamp $5 403-986-0986 MAYTAG dryer $75; recliner, white $50, 403-347-1050 STAND up lamp, gold plated; matching table lamps $50 obo 403-347-0104


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514 WHITE desk lamp $2; 2 tier white stand on castors $4; 5 tea towels $3; 5 kitchen towel $3, 8” glass round casserole dish lid $3; Corelle dishes, 6 large dinner plates $1.25/ea; 8 sandwich plates $1/ea; 5 soup bowls .75 cents ea., 3 blue mugs .75 cents/ea, 8” serving bowl $3; single cup coffee maker w/mug $5; 3 small glass bowls $2; 3 small metal bowls $2; 3 pots w/lids, $3 & $2; dishrack spacesaver $1 403-340-1120

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

Successful candidates must be: * Mature and energetic Clothing * Physically fit * A team player with a pro-active attitude BOYS Hiking shoes, size Misc. for * Able to work occasional 13, Columbia, like new. Sale Saturdays $20. 403-314-9603 WE OFFER: 7 FOOT wooden bench. * Possibility for advancement Painted light blue. $35. * Ongoing professional training EquipmentCall (403) 342-7908 * Competitive remuneration Heavy FURNACE Filter, * Exc. medical and dental washable - $40. Electric benefits. TRAILERS for sale or rent cool edged, cooking grill, Fax resume to: Job site, office, well site or Toast Master; $10. Joy Chamberlain or storage. Skidded or 403-227-2653 Brent O’ Hara 340-8420 wheeled. Call 347-7721. Visit our website: GE ANSWERING MACHINE 346-5577 1-800-882-7178 $20 403-341-3099 Tools Summer Work GLOBE 12”, great cond. $14.50 base appt, $15. FT/PT summer openings, BENCH Vice, medium BOX full of misc. customer sales/svc, size, $35. household items. $20. conditions apply, SUMP PUMP, Snappy 403-314-9603 training given John; 1/4 h.p. 2400 gal. NEW right hand bathtub, Call Today 403-755-6711 per hr. $35. white $200 403-746-2962 403-227-2653



1630 1640

Misc. Help


Musical Instruments Real Pets, Real People, Real Passion

If you have a passion to succeed in a stimulating work environment with excellent wages and benefits we would like to hear from you. This position will be responsible for the movement of finished product through the distribution system while ensuring product integrity, and superior customer service. As the successful candidate, you will have a minimum grade 12 education, forklift experience, and be able to work shift work. Please send your resume to: Nestle Purina PetCare 5128 – 54th Street, Box 6160 Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1S8 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 227-4245 E-mail:


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

Pets & Supplies


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



BEAUTIFUL spotted kittens need new home, quiet, great with children, exceptional immune system due to diet of blue/green algae, litter trained, FREE to right home 403-782-2397 FREE kittens to give away, 7 wks. old, ALL GONE

Travel Packages



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

Wedding Supplies


WEDDING DRESS, never worn, long train, $125 587-876-3415


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


Farm Equipment

- 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:


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


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


Homestead Firewood

Household Furnishings


Drop off resume and abstract in person or fax to:


Employment Training


Quick Lube technicians.



RESIDENTIAL APT MANAGER Antiques 23 suite apt. complex. Live-in role. Responsibilities & Art incl. cleaning, maintenance, yard care, administration. T W O l a r g e ( 4 5 i n c h ) Fax to 403-346-5786 antique wooden wagon wheels. $85 for one, $65 f o r t h e o t h e r. Call (403) 342-7908

Southside Dodge Chrysler Jeep & RV Centre 2804 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer


Food Counter Attendants FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver Are you looking for a career 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 opportunity with excellent benefits, a mature working LOGS environment and opportunity Semi loads of pine, spruce, to advance? If so, Subway tamarack, poplar. has a position for you! Price depends on location. Please apply online @ Lil Mule Logging or 403-318-4346 Drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner Or email to BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 or Call us at 403-342-0203 Classifieds...costs so little Garden Saves you so much! Supplies

We currently have a position available at our Innisfail, AB plant.

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.


SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

For over 100 years, Nestle Purina PetCare Company has dedicated itself to creating innovative, nutritious products – all designed to enhance the well being of pets. Nestle Purina PetCare is the world’s largest producer of dry dog food and softmoist and dry cat foods, as well as being a leading producer of cat box filler in Canada and the United Sates. In Canada, Nestle Purina’s leading brands include Dog Chow, Cat Chow, Pro Plan, Purina One, Fancy Feast, Friskies and Purina MAXX.


8009 Edgar Industrial Place

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307


Misc. Help


Wanted for Central Alberta

Misc. Help


Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting.


Spanky’s Transit Mix is looking for concrete truck drivers. Call Gary 403-396-5993




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

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

Currently seeking reliable newspaper FALL START Community Support carrier for the

We have immediate positions available to fill for

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

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.


Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave.

Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

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@

Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.



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


Mechanically inclined individuals will also be considered.

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Drillers & Helpers to Drill for Pilings

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Logan Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres.






Central Alberta’s Largest • Car Lot in Classifieds


Academic Express

INGLEWOOD AREA Inglewood Drive


Misc. Help

Misc. Help

Archibald Cres. Armitage Close

Academic Express

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: STAIR MANUFACTURER Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. MUST HAVE basic carpentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits avail. Apply in person at 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: and/or fax 403-347-7913

Please fax resume to: 403-342-1549 or email:

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

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

Carpenters Carpenters Helpers • & Site Foreman

For the Red Deer Area Excellent rate of pay Benefit package.

Hydraulic Division


Email resume to Fax resume to (403) 885 5137

Concrete Finishers


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

Experienced Class 1 Driver

Requires Full Time

JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244



NEW EMPLOYMENT Opportunity Central City Asphalt Ltd.




Misc. Help

Looking for Class1A driver to haul crude oil in the Central Ab. area. Must have Off Road experience. Email resume:



Afternoon Shift CNC Operators/Machinists


Truckers/ Drivers

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.

Qualifications include: CUSTOM Energized Air is 1) Experience (an asset) in sewing products made a leader in compressed air from patterns & designs. technology and requires an 2) Portray a positive, honest, Outside Sales Rep & open communication style. for our solutions driven Wages based on work sales team. Experience in experience & qualifications. air compressors and Excellent working pneumatics a definite conditions & business asset. Base + commission environment. + mileage + benefits. For Submit resume to: Red Deer & area. Apply: Kovac’s Manufacturing & Repairs RED Deer based Acid 100-5009-49 Street hauling company looking Red Deer, AB T4N 1V4 for a Salesperson. Fax Phone: 403-346-2150 resume to 403-346-3766 Fax: 403-346-2115




HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking





Restaurant/ Hotel


1996 HESTON 565A Baler Low usage, new belts & serviced. Shedded, field ready w/operator manual & computer console. $11,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 2011 MASSEY FERGUSON 1359, 9’ Disc Bine. Like new. 7 cutting discs, field ready. With operator manuals. $15,000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 5 WHEEL RAKE, independent hydraulic arms & height adjustment, $4000. 403-845-3501 or 403-844-1954 MACDON 5000 Hay Bine 12’ hrydo-swing. 403-347-5431

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, July 11, 2013

princess arrested Obama, Bush leap into Saudi in human trafficking U.S. immigration fight investigation TRY TO NUDGE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WHO WERE CHALLENGING PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR MILLIONS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush are leaping into the immigration debate, but their attempts to add momentum to the search for a possible path to citizenship for millions face strong opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. As Bush delivered a rare political speech Wednesday in favour of immigration reform and Obama prepared for a bipartisan meeting with prominent senators at the White House, Republicans who control the House bluntly challenged Obama and appeared unimpressed by Bush’s advice to carry a “benevolent spirit” into the debate. Emerging from a closed-door meeting, Republican leaders affirmed a step-by-step approach to immigration but offered neither specifics nor a timetable — nor any mention of possible citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. unlawfully. Lawmakers streaming out of the two-hour meeting said Bush’s long-distance advice had not come up in a discussion that focused instead on the importance of securing the U.S. borders and a general distrust of Obama. The meeting in the Capitol was the House Republicans’ first such gathering since the Senate approved sweeping legislation last month on a bipartisan vote of 68-32. Obama is to meet Thursday with two authors of the Senate measure, Republican John McCain and Democrat Chuck Schumer, in the president’s Oval Office. The legislation faces a steep challenge in the House, and the former president’s ability to sway a new generation of conservatives was a matter of considerable doubt, especially because many of the conservative tea party movement-backed lawmakers have risen to power since he left the



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


Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes



2 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets $875/mo. 403-343-6609


CAYON SKI RESORT 1 & 2 bdrm. avail. in quiet adult 5 plex. N/S, no roommates, no pets. $750. & $800. incld’s utils. 403-346-7003

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


Condos/ Townhouses

2 Bdrm Townhouse for adults 55+. Single garage, on trails, close to rec center. Rent $1250 & utilities SD $1000 No Smoking. Open House July 15 5-7pm 403.341.9905


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

HALMAN Heights

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


newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1445 SD $1000. n/s Avail. Aug. 1 403-304-7576 / 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.



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

Acreages/ Farms

White House and are strongly on record in opposition to any citizenship provision. “We care what people back home say, not what some former president says,” declared Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a second-term Republican who has clashed with the party leadership in the House. Still, the timing and substance of Bush’s remarks were reminders of the imperative that many national party leaders feel that Republicans must broaden their appeal among Hispanic voters to compete successfully in future presidential elections. Obama took more than 70 per cent of their votes in winning a second term last year. “America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,” Bush said at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Dallas. For their part, Democrats quickly embraced the former president’s message, challenging House Speaker John Boehner to proceed in the same spirit. In a written statement noting that the White House recently delayed a key part of Obama’s health care reform law, Boehner and other leaders said that action raised concerns that the administration “cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border and enforce laws as part of a single, massive bill like the one passed by the Senate.” Lawmakers said after the session there was strong support for a bill to create a path to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to the country as children illegally by family members, an idea advanced by Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Republican Rep. Robert Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his panel would soon begin work on legislation covering that group. Several members of the rank and file said Republican Paul Ryan had made a particularly strong appeal for a comprehensive approach, which includes possible citizenship for the 11 million. But others emphasized there was virtually no support for the Senate’s approach of one sweeping measure that dealt with immigration in all its forms.


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


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services




Houses For Sale

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


A must See to Appreciate 2 storey, att. garage, 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths. LOADED! $397,900. -----------------------------------BUNGALO, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, front att. garage, $319,900. Prices include all legal fees, GST, sod & tree. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294

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

Laebon Homes 346-7273


Condos/ Townhouses


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


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million for Alayban and required her to submit to GPS monitoring. He also banned her from leaving the county without prior authorization. Alayban did not appear in court in Santa Ana. Her attorney, Paul Meyer, said the case was a contractual dispute and argued his client shouldn’t be assigned a ransomlike bail solely because she was rich. He said she had been travelling to the U.S. since she was a child, owned properties here and had given her word she would address the allegations. “This is a domestic work hours dispute,” he said. Rackauckas had asked the judge to deny bail for Alayban or set it at $20 million, saying it was unlikely any amount would guarantee a Saudi princess would show up in court. He said the Saudi consulate had already offered to cover $1 million in bail initially set after her arrest. Police say Alayban’s family travelled to the U.S. in May with the victim and four women from the Philippines. The victim had signed a two-year contract with an employment agency guaranteeing she would be paid $1,600 a month to work eight hours a day, five days a week. But starting in March 2012, she was forced to cook, clean and do other household chores for 16 hours a day, seven days a week, and was paid only $220, prosecutors said.

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Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff

Ayanna Quaife, 8, gets some tips on drawing from her grandfather, Ken Quaife, during a drop-in drawing class at the Red Deer museum on Monday afternoon. The class was part of the MAGsparks visual arts program that runs from 1- 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the summer.


Friday ● Summer Reading Club for ages 9 to 11 years, at Dawe Branch of the Red Deer Public Library, will celebrate Canada on July 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. Join with the Red Deer Native Friendship Society and make crafts, try some traditional sports and listen to stories. ● Car wash, sponsored by the Sylvan Lake Youth Employment Office, will be held on July 12 between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Family and Community Centre parking lot. For more information call Krista at 403-887-1137. ● Scrabble is offered at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on Fridays at 1 p.m. for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Big Country Community Adult Learning Council presents Antiques and Fun Weekend in Oyen with Antiques Roadshow accredited appraiser Gale Pirie on July 12 and July 13 in the Adult Learning Building. Fifteen minute appointments for up to three items must be booked by June 21. Call 403-664-2060, or email bccalc@telusplanet. net. Take in the Oyen Lion’s Show and Shine, and Crossroads Museum Fun Day. ● Lacombe Farmers Market will be held at Michener Park across from Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the season. Features homemade baking, breads, fruit and vegetables when in season, crafts, jewelry, woodwork, birdhouses, local honey bedding plants and more. Phone 403-782-4772.

Saturday ● Central Alberta Singles dance will be held July 13 at Penhold Hall. Music by Bob and Julie. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. For information, call Elaine at 403-3417653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. ● Community garage sale will be held at the Old Buffalo Hotel, 5031 Ross Street, on July 13. For more information call Megan at 403-341-3294. ● This if a family event filled with heritage breeds chickens, antique toy displays, wagon and barrel-train rides and children’s games and activities. Food concession and pie and ice cream service is open all day. Admission is by donation. Parking is available at the AMA parking lot west of Sunnybrook Farm. For more information call Ian at 403-340-3511. ● Red Deer Runners meet at the Red Deer Recreation Centre every Saturday at 9 a.m. for a fun run. Novice to advanced runners who want to meet new people and enjoy the social atmosphere of a group are invited to participate touring around the city on sidewalks and city trails, and learn more about the trails. Once a month the group hosts a fun event. See, or phone 403-347-0430. ● Show and Shine, sponsored by Sylvan Lake Customs and Classics, will be held on July 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Meadowlands Golf Club, corner of Hwy 11 and 50 St. Featured will be entertainment, food, prizes and fun for the entire family. Show is free to spectators, $15 for participants. Call Gord at 403-887-7047 or Bruce at 403-346-6461 for more information. ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The July 13 session is called Portrait Pop Cans with artist Erin Boake. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission.

Sunday ● Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m.

to learn something new about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more. ● Bluebird Festival at Ellis Bird Farm will be held on July 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Chili on a bun will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and musical entertainment is by Jazz Explosion. The Blue Feather Award Ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Children’s activities, site tours and Tea House specials will be also be offered. For more information go to or call 403885-4477. ● Eebleskiver and Jam — Danish pancake dumplings with Saskatoon jam —will be offered at the Danish Canadian Museum on July 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All you an eat for $8 for adults, $5 for children 10 years and under. Demonstrations, musical entertainment and a tombola table are also planned. Lunch is available in the restaurant by reservation only; call 403-728-0019. ● Seniors Church meets at 11 a.m. on Sundays at Bower Kin Place for hymns and gospel preaching. Phone 403-347-6706.

Monday ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre card games are played on the following days during the summer: Canasta — Mondays at 1 p.m., Singles Bridge — Wednesdays year round at 1 p.m., $2; Partner Bridge — second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., $3; Euchre — first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m., $2 and Scrabble on Fridays at 1 p.m., $1. For more information on cards please call Diane at 403-3436074. ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Singles Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. (all levels welcome, including beginners); Cribbage on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘Em on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program for everyone offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Professional artists are on hand to help with projects. Materials are supplied. There is a drop-in fee of $3. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. For information, contact Janet at 403-309-8405, July 15 to 19 learn about colour theory in the Paint the Raimbow sessions. ● Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) sponsored by the Canadian Red Cross lends health equipment to the public. As well, volunteer opportunities are available for individuals providing customer service, assisting with data entry, organization and inventory control. Donations are also welcome. Call Yvonne at 403-346-1241 or email yvonne., if you wish to volunteer, or to inquire about donations, or use equipment.

Tuesday ● Urban Walking at the Golden Circle goes on Tuesdays from 10 to 11 a.m. No charge. Call Monica at 403-343-6074 for more information. ● Outdoor ‘Barn Dance’ will go on July 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. on Little Gaetz Ave. Welcome in Westerner Days with square dancing, line dancing, metis dancers and entertainment at the Scott Block. ● The Bard on Bower is back on July 18 with Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It — plays of love suitable for all ages — performed by members of Prime Stock Theatre at the outdoor stage in Bower Ponds. The play runs at 7:30 p.m. on July 18, 19, 20, 24, 28, and Aug. 1, and at 2 p.m. on July 27 and Aug. 3. As You Like It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on July 25, 26, 27, 31, Aug. 2, 3, and

4, and 2 p.m. on July 28. Volunteers and corporate sponsors are still required. Call 403-342-3511 or email ● Lacombe and District Garden Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Lacombe Memorial Centre. On July 16 meet at 6:15 p.m. to car pool to T & S Lillie’s farm for a tour. Evening ends in a member’s stunning garden for refreshments. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 or email

Wednesday ● Sit and Be Fit exercise program is held on Wednesdays starting at 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. A $2 dropin fee applies. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Westerner Days Fair and Exposition begins with the parade in the downtown area at 9:30 a.m. The fair runs from July 17 to 21. Visit for a full schedule of events. ● Pancake Breakfast at Original Joes to raise money for the Learning Disabilities Association, will be held on July 17 from 8 to 10 a.m. The parade goes right by the door. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Randy Hillman is on July 17 with two dances to celebrate Westerner Days. Dance from 2 to 4 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Cronquist House in Bower Ponds offers children’s activities with lunch on July 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $7 for ages five to 12. Call 402-3-346-0055 to reserve a spot. ● Pancake Breakfast will be offered at Servus Credit Union, Taylor Plaza Branch, from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds from the $5 breakfast will go to the United Way and Alberta Flood Relief. ● Tacky Tourist Photoshoot — for members of the Teen Summer Reading Club — will take

place in the Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Dress in your tackiest tourist attire for a READ Poster photoshoot.

Thursday ● Living With Cancer Support Group provides a casual non-denominational forum for individuals and their loved ones to discuss their cancer diagnosis or treatments, or just socialize with others at Gaetz Memorial United Church on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. Phone 403-347-2244. ● Move and Groove 50+ at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre helps seniors work on cardio, balance, and strength while meeting new people on Thursdays, from 10 to 11 a.m. until Aug. 29. Please register at the front desk. Phone 403343-6074. ● Innisfail Farmers Market is held at the Innisfail Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 19. The market is all indoor with live entertainment, and a coffee area to sit and visit. Lots of fresh vegetables when in season, baking, pottery, crafts, bedding plants, etc. Contact Christine at 403-896-5451. ● Randi Boulton Singers perform every Thursday at The Hub from 4 to 5:30 p.m. New singers welcome. Phone 403-340-4869. ● Community Barbecue, sponsored by Melcor, will be offered at Clearview Market Square on July 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a barbecue, entertainment by Denver Daines and activities for the kids. ● Shanghai Shindig for teens ages 12 and up, will be held at the Dawe Branch of the Red Deer Public Library on July 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about the Chinese zodiac and paint a traditional mask to match your personality. Call 403314-3822 for more information.

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Magdalene House Society is a charitable organization providing a home for the recovery of people exploited by human trafficking. Several cyclists will raise funds through a 200 km Freedom Ride on July 28 to 28. Pledges are being accepted to sponsor a cyclist at ● One-on-One Computer Instruction for Seniors is available through the Red Deer Public Library, Dawe Branch. Contact Tatiana at 403-3189312 to arrange an appointment. ● Enterprising Ag Tour will go on July 24. Tickets, $30, include lunch and bus tour to Big Bend Bison Ranch, Hidden Valley U-Pick Farm, Markerville Creamery, Danish Canadian Museum and Stephansson House. For more information and to register, call 403-350-2150. ● Canadian Blood Services asks residents to get behind the blood signal and donate this summer. Demand is great and 13,000 units are needed. The Red Deer Clinic has extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as regular hours. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-2366283) or visit ● Cronquist Tea House is now open for lunch and tea, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the new menu. Phone 403346-0055. ● Red Deer Aboriginal Employment Services provides assistance to Aboriginal People including resumes, cover letters, research, and job postings. For more information call 403-3587734 or drop in to #202, 4909 48 Street, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed noon to 1 p.m. or see www. ● Métis Hivernant Days — Aug. 2 to 4 in Big Valley. On Friday meet the train flying the Métis flags at 4 p.m.; on Saturday at the Community Hall: Breakfast at 8 p.m. for $5, opening ceremony at 9 a.m., parade, capote making, starting at $20, bannock making, beading projects, children’s games,

crafts, drum making at cost, voyager games, as well as supper and dance at 5:30 p.m. for $10 each or $25 per family; on Sunday at the Community Hall: Church service at 10 a.m., talent contest from noon to 4 p.m. Family event, no alcohol. For more information call Marlene at 403-815-6720 or 1-800267-5844 or visit or email ● Hamburger and Karaoke Night — a fundraiser for an orphanage in Bucerias, Mexico — will be held on Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m. at the Blindman Valley Ag. Centre. Tickets, $10, are available at Building Blocks Thrift Store in Lacombe or call 403782-1719,403-782-4424 or 403-885-2912. ● Redeemer United Reformed Church will hold a vacation school for children entering kindergarten to Grade 5. Bible school takes place from Aug. 12 to 16, at Church of the Nazarene. To register call Val at 403-789-7787 or Nicole at 403885-5867. ● Homebound Readers’ Service is a free personalized selection and home delivery service offered by the Red Deer Public Library to members who cannot visit the library due to age, illness, or disability. A volunteer will be assigned to the library member and will deliver the preferred reading material. Adult Services staff will qualify and register members to this program. Please phone 403-3429110 to register, or see ● Berry Architecture Wellness Bike Ride will take place on Aug. 24 in support of the local Canadian Mental Health Association and Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. Choose a 25, 50 or 100 km supported route in Central Alberta. This is an excellent ride for experienced and inexperienced cyclists. Registration for the ride is $25 or $35 after July 31 and $200 in donations. To download forms or for more information see or call 403-342-2266.

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Egypt cracks down on Muslim Brotherhood ORDERS ARREST OF ITS LEADERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s military-backed government tightened a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday, ordering the arrest of its revered leader in a bid to choke off the group’s campaign to reinstate President Mohammed Morsi one week after an army-led coup. The Brotherhood denounced the warrants for the arrest of Mohammed Badie and nine other leading Islamists for inciting violence Monday that left dozens dead, saying “dictatorship is back” and vowing it will never work with the interim rulers. Leaders of the Brotherhood are believed to be taking refuge somewhere near a continuing sit-in by its supporters at the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque in eastern Cairo, but it is not clear if Badie also is there. The Brotherhood is outraged by the overthrow of Morsi, one of its own, and demands nothing less than his release from detention and his reinstatement as president. Security agencies have already jailed five leaders of the Brotherhood, including Badie’s powerful deputy, Khairat el-Shaiter, and shut down its media outlets. The prosecutor general’s office said Badie, another deputy, Mahmoud Ezzat, senior member Mohammed El-Beltagy and popular preacher Safwat Hegazy are suspected of instigating the clashes with security forces outside a Republican Guard building near the mosque that killed 54 people — most of them Morsi supporters — in the worst bloodshed since he was ousted. The Islamists have accused the troops of gunning down protesters, while the military blamed armed backers of Morsi of attempting to storm a military building. The warrants highlight the armed forces’ zerotolerance policy toward the Brotherhood, which was banned under authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. “This just signals that dictatorship is back,” said Brotherhood spokesman Ahmed Aref. “We are returning to what is worse than Mubarak’s regime, which wouldn’t dare to issue an arrest warrant of the general leader of the Muslim Brotherhood.” The Brotherhood’s refusal to work with the new interim leaders underscored the difficulties they face by in trying to stabilize Egypt and bridge the


A supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi attends a protest at the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. deep fissures that have opened in the country during Morsi’s year in office. Morsi has not been seen since the July 3 coup, but Foreign Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti gave the first official word on him in days, saying he is in a safe place and is being treated in a “very dignified manner.” No charges have been levelled against him, Abdel-Atti said. “For his own safety and for the safety of the country, it is better to keep him. ... Otherwise, conse-

quences will be dire,” he added. Badie had appeared at the Rabaa al-Adawiya rally Friday, a day after an earlier arrest warrant against him was issued, also accusing him of inciting violence. On Wednesday night, he delivered a message to the crowd through a senior Brotherhood leader, an indication that he didn’t want to make an appearance and endanger his security. He spoke of Monday’s violence, calling the troops that carried it out as “traitors.”

Pairing of instructor, trainee investigated Mandela responding to SAN FRANCISCO

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — As Flight 214 descended over San Francisco Bay, both Asiana Airlines pilots were in new roles. In the left seat of the cockpit sat a pilot with just 35 hours of experience flying a Boeing 777 who was landing the big jet for his first time at San Francisco International Airport. At his right was a trainer making his first trip as an instructor pilot. While the two men had years of aviation experience, this mission involved unfamiliar duties, and it was the first time they had flown together. The flight came to a catastrophic end when the airliner crashlanded Saturday, killing two passengers and injuring many others. Experts say investigators trying to piece together what went wrong will be considering the pairing of the pilots, who were assigned to work together through a tightly regulated system developed after several deadly crashes in the 1980s were blamed in part on inexperience in the cockpit. The National Transportation Safety Board “is definitely going to focus on what type of policy Asiana had in terms of crew pairing,” former NTSB Chairman James Hall said. Pilots are typically paired by management, and are not allowed to choose their own flights nor who they are partnered with. Massachusetts Institute of Technology aeronautics professor Mary Cummings said it’s common for two commercial pilots to be assigned to the same flight without ever working together before. Airlines have standardized, formal procedures to facilitate teams of strangers. The military tries to have crews work together more permanently, she said. “Research would tell you that crew pairing with the same people over longer periods of time is safer,” she said. “When two people fly together all the time, you get into a routine that’s more efficient. You have experience communicating.” Details emerging from pilot interviews, cockpit recorders and control-tower communications indicate

that pilot Lee Gang-kuk, 46, who was halfway through his certification training for the Boeing 777, and his co-pilot and instructor Lee Jeong-Min, thought the airliner’s speed was being controlled by an autothrottle, which was set for 157 mph. Inspectors found that the autothrottle had been “armed,” or made ready for activation, said NTSB chairman Deborah Hersman. But investigators are still determining whether it had been engaged. When the pilots realized the plane was approaching the waterfront runway too low and too slow, they both reached for the throttle. Passengers heard a loud roar as the plane revved up in a last-minute attempt to abort the landing. The two pilots at the controls during the accident had also been in the cockpit for takeoff. Then they rested during the flight while a second pair of pilots took over. The two pairs swapped places again about 90 minutes before landing, giving the trainee a chance to fly during the more challenging approach phase. The investigation is ongoing, and Hersman cautioned against speculating about the cause. But she stressed that even if the autothrottle malfunctioned, the pilots were ultimately responsible for control of the airliner. “Let me be very clear: The crew is required to maintain a safe aircraft,” she said Tuesday. Airspeed is “one of the very critical things that needs to be monitored on the approach to landing, she added. ”So we need to understand what was going on in the cockpit and on the aircraft.“ A third pilot was in the cockpit jumpseat to monitor the landing, Hersman said, but he told investigators he couldn’t see the approach to the runway because the tail was so low that the aircraft’s steep angle blocked his view of the ground. The tail ultimately smashed into a seawall and broke off before the rest of the fuselage hit and ground and spun across the tarmac.

Zimmerman declines to testify in murder trial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANFORD, Fla. — Defence attorneys have rested their case in the murder trial of the U.S. neighbourhood watch volunteer who says he fired in self-defence. George Zimmerman declined to testify and is pleading not guilty. The death of black teen Trayvon Martin brought protests when Zimmerman wasn’t arrested for weeks,

CONTINUED FROM PAGE D5 ● Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Ambassador Breakfast will be held on July 19, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Quality North Hill Inn for a cost of $15 per person. A presentation on watershed sustainability will be given by Trevor Wannop about the Aquifer Mapping Project. RSVP to or call Kelly at 403-340-7379 by noon on July 17. ● Hardanger embroidery class will be offered at The Norwegian Laft Hus on July 20 and 27. Betty Stokoe will show how to stitch a Velkommen banner. Cost is $50. To register email or call 403-347-2055. ● Laughter at the Laft Hus, a summer program for children ages five to 12, will be offered at The Norwegian Laft Hus Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $30 for all four sessions or $10 for one session. Dates run July 11, 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 22. To register email or call 403-347-2055. ● Night at the Zoo, will be offered at Discovery Wildlife Park on July 27 to 28. Limited spots available. Register at 403-227-3211 or visit ● Shalom Counselling Centre is offering a $2700 playhouse package to give away on July 22. Tickets, $10 each or 3 for $20, are available by calling 403-342-0339 or go to www.shalomcounselling. com/events ● Spruce View Horse Show and Gymkhana will be held on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Dickson Arena. Show classes start at 9 a.m. on Saturday with gymkhana classes going on Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information call Emma at 403-746-3847, or email Entry forms are available at www.dicksonarena. com ● Fulfil your love of singing by joining the Red Deer Chamber Singers. Their repertoire consists of a diverse selection of choral arrangements, including classical, folk, and pop. This adult mixed choir will begin preparation for the 20th anniversary of the Renaissance Feast in Nov. Practices are held on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church. First practice is Aug. 27. For more information contact Sadie at 403-347-5166. ● The Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society will host their annual show on Aug. 24 and 25 at Bower Place Shopping Centre.

and the case has raised questions about race and self-defence gun laws. Prosecutors now plan to call two rebuttal witnesses. Both sides will then present closing arguments. The case is then sent to jurors. Jurors saw video footage of Zimmerman telling his story to investigators. One key question has been whether it was Martin or Zimmerman heard screaming for help on a police call that captured their fatal fight. Staging times will be Aug. 23, 6 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 24, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with judging to follow. The show is open to the public during regular shopping mall hours. For more information contact Lorne at 403--346-4902 or Larry at 403-346-8401. Visit for show booklet. ● Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra will perform at Red Deer College Arts Centre Main Stage on Sept. 13. Tickets, $39, are available at Black Knight Ticket Centre, 403-755-6626 or online at ● Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada — MS Golf Classic will take place September 12 at Alberta Springs Golf Resort with tee off at 1 p.m. The 19th hole features a chance at a Las Vegas prize package for each $500 in pledges. Register online at or call Ellen at 403-346-0290. ● Central Alberta Music Festival to be held Aug. 16, to 18 features Bill Bourne, Randi Boulton, Captain Tractor, Amos Garrett Jazz Trio and many more. Check out the on-line festival website at for camping information and tickets. ● Lacombe and District Garden Club invites the public to a 3 hour tour of Lacombe’s finest gardens on July 30 at 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Event includes tour bus, guided tours and light refreshments. Tickets, $18, are available at Hannas Seeds in Lacombe. Contact Pamela at 403-782-5061 email pamela.d.neumann@gmail. com for more information. ● Viking Days will be celebrated at the Danish Canadian Museum in Dickson on July 17 and 18. Through stories and reenactments, experience the lives of the Vikings a thousand years ago. Concession and vendors on site. Admission on Saturday is $5 for adults, $3 for children under 10 years; on Sunday, adults are $8 and children $5. Lunch is available by reservation only. Call 403-782-0019 to reserve. Vendors are still needed for this events. Email for more information. ● Whisker Rescue Society Annual Garage Sale will be held at Cannery Row Bingo Hall on July 26, 27, and 28. Donations will be accepted July 2 to 23, daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clothes, televisions, computers, mattresses, or large appliances will not be accepted. For more information phone 403-347-1251. ● Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is calling for volunteers to help with a charity barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 10 and 11, from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sobey’s South Location. Call Kelly at 403-340-7379

treatment, still critical BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment and the 94-year-old’s condition remains critical but stable after more than a month in the hospital, South Africa’s president said Wednesday. President Jacob Zuma visited the anti-apartheid leader Wednesday evening. “We are encouraged that Madiba is responding to treatment and urge the public to continue providing support and showering him with love which gives him and the family strength,” Zuma said in a statement that referred to Mandela by his clan name. Mandela was hospitalized June 8 for what the government said was a recurring lung infection, and his condition has been critical for over two weeks. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate’s 95th birthday is on July 18 and his foundation’s Twitter feed is asking people to join in the volunteer-day initiative. The goal of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to “take action to help change the world for the better.” The movement asks people to donate 67 minutes of their time in reflection of what the foundation says is the more than 67 years Mandela spent serving his community, his country and the world. The foundation’s Twitter feed often shares quotes from the man who became South Africa’s first democratically elected president after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against racist white rule. One Mandela quote shared this week said: “Abject poverty is demeaning, is an assault on the dignity of those that suffer it. In the end it demeans us all.” South Africa has made great strides since its official policy of apartheid, a government policy that favoured white South Africans. But great inequalities remain, fueling racial tension in the country. “I would say what we’re struggling with today is the gross inequalities that we’ve inherited that will take generations to overcome, and people are understandably resentful,” Denis Goldberg, Mandela’s friend who was jailed for two decades for fighting against apartheid said at an anniversary event this week. South Africa President Zuma said last month that black South Africans continue to have less education and fewer skills than whites because of the apartheid era. As part of promoting national reconciliation, the implementation of black economic empowerment policies will continue, he said. On the Net: for further details.

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VICTORIA — The oldest female sailor to make a solo, non-stop circumnavigation of the globe has finally reached her goal. Seventy-year-old Jeanne Socrates set out from Victoria’s Inner Harbour in her 11-metre cruiser Nereida on October 2012, and a note on her website says she returned to the harbour just before 3 a.m. Monday morning. The pre-dawn arrival ended several days of anticipation as light winds along the west coast of British Columbia stalled her return, which was expected on July 5th. Socrates, from London, England, has made two previous attempts to sail solo, non-stop, around the world. The first ended in Cape Town, South Africa in 2009 and the second journey ended with damage to the boat in a storm off Cape Horn, at the southern tip of South America in January 2011. The grandmother and retired teacher is raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a British program that provides free home nursing for terminally ill cancer patients.



SUN SIGNS adjust, but you certainly don’t want to be told how to run your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): This could turn out to be one of the most effective days for you. You will accomplish to do a lot and will gain a feeling of utter satisfaction. Once you have finished everything on your to-do list you can enjoy yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): Your inner voice tells you that you are ready to move on to the next level where romance is concerned. A new or recent love can give you the urge to turn it into something more meaningful. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You and a sweetheart want to be on the same page but you may encounter some opposition which is hard to control. Release your concerns by communicating openly to your mate or confidante. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer/ columnist.

WHITE WOMAN WANTS TO MARRY A BLACK MAN AND IS UPSET BECAUSE FAMILY FOLLOWS OLD FASHIONED THINKING OF GRANDMOTHER Dear Annie: I am 29 years old, own my home and support myself. I am in a serious relationship with a wonderful man who is African-American. All of my life, my family has been ruled by my maternal grandmother. My “nana” doesn’t approve of this relationship because my boyfriend is black and I am white, and this has caused much heartache for me. My mother says I am not allowed to bring my boyfriend to family functions, because “it will kill my grandmother.” She also says I am selfish to continue this relationship despite the fact that my parents and nana don’t approve. Annie, I’m planning to marry this man. I don’t feel that I should have to give up my happiness because my family cannot accept the man I have chosen to spend my life with. How do I convince my parents that I’m entitled to happiness regardless of what they think? I am in so much pain because it seems that my parents care more about my nana’s feelings than their daughter’s future. — Devastated Dear Devastated: If this is the man you are going to marry, then do it and stop worrying about your family’s approval. You should pay attention to them if your choices are poor — if you pick abusers or addicts, for example. But if your guy is good to you and you will take care of each other throughout life’s ups and downs, you do not need to please anyone else. While it would be sad if your family cannot eventually learn to accept this, please have the courage of your convictions. Dear Annie: My husband and I recently travelled with another cou-


ANNIE ANNIE ple to a different city for a sporting event. The area where we stayed had a shuttle bus to take us to the ballgame. After the game, our husbands walked ahead of us, and my friend and I were talking and didn’t realize that we were not walking toward the shuttle bus. By the time we noticed, about 10 people were in line between our husbands and us. We said, “Excuse me,” and tried to get to our husbands, and at

least four people started screaming, “Who do you think you are trying to cut the line? You New Yorkers just push ahead of everybody.” They continued to make uncomplimentary remarks about New Yorkers (we don’t even live there anymore). My friend and I just stood there because we didn’t want to get into an argument. What should we have done? — Judy Dear Judy: It might have helped if you had simply said, “So sorry! Please excuse us. We need to catch up to our husbands,” and then called to the men so they could confirm. But people are not obligated to let you pass them in line, and you were smart not to pick a fight with these belligerent folks. We trust your husbands saved you seats on the shuttle. Dear Annie: I disagree with your response to “Rejected,” whose wife spends her time online or with her widowed mother instead of in the bedroom. If this had been a

woman writing about her husband, your first reaction would have been to suggest an affair. I think this explains everything. My ex used to do the same thing when she “visited her aunt.” I found out when I saw an envelope addressed to a P.O. Box and read about her sexual exploits. She is probably staying with him so she won’t have to give him money in a divorce. — Been There and Had It Done to Me Dear Been: You could be right. However, he said they have been married for 34 years. For many women, sex after menopause becomes a miserable chore or even a painful experience. We wouldn’t rule out an affair, but we think it’s more likely she’s simply avoiding intimacy. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.








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