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derson. “The real show is working with people. It’s not really want I am doing, it’s what everyone else is doing.” Anderson said he usually zones out or mediates while he waits for people to come to him. Under his copper painted sunglasses, he likes to observe people as they approach. The 27-year-old has a diploma in theatre arts and an arts and culture management diploma from Grant MacEwan. He’s been performing as the Copper Cowboy and other characters for about six years. He’s performed at the Calgary Stampede, the Edmonton Fringe Festival and the Naughty But Nice shows.

Clad in cowboy boots, a tan shirt with a bolo tie and a cowboy hat, Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman took part in the Westerner Days parade, waving and marching in support of his party on Wednesday. It’s a long way from when the lead‘THE REALITY IS er of the province’s OF THE NATURAL third party was DISASTER MONEY touring the damage and devastation SPENT IN THIS in High River as a COUNTRY, 62 TO 65 result of the June flooding. He said he PER CENT HAPPENS was impressed with IN ALBERTA. THE the work of front line responders to GOVERNMENT CAN’T the devastation, but said the Redford SAY, ‘WE DIDN’T SEE government hasn’t THIS COMING’.’’ done enough. “I’m not so sure — RAJ SHERMAN ALBERTA LIBERAL LEADER the government knows what it is doing right now,” said Sherman on Wednesday in an interview with the Advocate. He pointed to the major flood report from 2005 that he said the government has been sitting on for eight years. “Winnipeg regularly gets floods and they invested $300 million in canals,” said Sherman. He said the problem can be broken down into water management issues, proper mitigation for buildings in the flood fringe area and proper budgeting. “The government budgets about $40 million for emergencies in the spring,” said Sherman. “We had the Slave Lake fire, we’ve had other floods, there was the pine beetle problem and then the government says, ‘We didn’t see this coming.’ So they come back for a supplementary supply bill in the fall asking for another $500 million. “The reality is of the natural disaster money spent in this country, 62 to 65 per cent happens in Alberta. The government can’t say, ‘we didn’t see this coming.’” He said the Redford government is failing Albertans when it comes to properly planning disaster response. “If we had properly managed the water, had the protective systems in place in low-lying areas — had a good dike or canal system in place — to divert water. We can’t prevent these disasters, but we can greatly mitigate the damage of them,” said Sherman. “The damage to people’s lives, damage to personal property and at the end of the day, the damage to the taxpayer’s wallet.”

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The Copper Cowboy, known out-of-costume as Daniel Anderson, poses in front of the Parkland Pavilion on Wednesday afternoon at the Westerner Fair and Exhibition. Anderson poses for photo opportunities and entertains the public, high-fiving little kids in an almost fluid, robotic motion. BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Standing on a box outside the Parkland Pavilion, the Copper Cowboy draws a fascinated crowd. He’s dressed head to boot in copper western garb, waiting to startle, entertain or amuse the next Westerner Days passerby. Performing as a living statue, Daniel Anderson, 27, practises yoga to stay physically and mentally tough because there are times he is in a pose for hours on end. But, Anderson said on Wednesday, the reactions and the tips are worth it. Anderson says he has startled both young and old and put smiles on the faces of just about everyone. The performance, Anderson said, is a waiting game. “You wait for people to come to you,” said An-



Drunk driver jailed 10 months for running down woman BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF A 19-year-old Sylvan Lake driver found guilty of seriously injuring a pedestrian was sentenced to 10 months in prison in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday. In May, provincial court Judge Bart Rosborough found Kyle Brian Carver guilty of driving over .08 causing bodily harm in connection with a 3 a.m. incident on March 17, 2012. Brittany Ellison, now 26, of Sylvan Lake, was severely injured after she was struck by a northbound truck on 52nd Avenue near 48th Street in Red Deer. Ellison had been partying with four friends and they were walking to a downtown restaurant where they arranged to meet a cab when the collision occurred. Carver was also at Red Deer nightclubs. He was driving home to Sylvan Lake with a friend when he


struck Ellison in the well-lit and marked crosswalk and just missed hitting one of her friends. Ellison’s friend ran after Carver’s truck, which was stopped at a nearby red light. He banged on Carver’s window, told him he hit Ellison and struck Carver several times in the face. Carver sped away, heading the wrong way down a one-way street, and continued on to Sylvan Lake. He was arrested before he got home. Crown prosecutor Maurice Collard wanted a 15-to24-month prison sentence and a five-year driving prohibition. Defence lawyer Peter Northcott, of Edmonton, asked for an 18-to-24-month sentence to be served in the community. If jail was necessary, he recommended for six months. Northcott said his client had little experience with alcohol and didn’t realize he hit someone in the crosswalk. Collard argued Carver was not eligible for a com-



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munity sentence as it was a serious personal injury offence. He said Carver had a blood alcohol level almost double the legal limit. He did not slow down or brake at the scene and drove away. “This was not an accident. It’s a crime,” Collard said. Rosborough agreed that Carver should serve his time in prison. The judge said while Carver accepts full responsibility for drinking and driving in the pre-sentence report, he did not believe he was impaired. Aggravating factors in sentencing included his high blood alcohol level at .16, failing to get help for Ellison and the extent of her injuries. Rosborough said this was a serious example of drunk driving, which is a grave social problem in Alberta.

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The Canadian dollar piled on the losses Wednesday after the Bank of Canada kept its key rate unchanged at one per cent and indicated it is in no rush to raise rates. C3

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Calgary mayor says city not consulted on province’s new flood plain plan CALGARY — Calgary’s mayor says his city wasn’t consulted on the province’s new flood plain development policy. Naheed Nenshi is calling for a meeting with the ministers of municipal affairs and environment. Nenshi says he doesn’t have a problem philosophically with what the province is doing, saying it’s common sense that no one should rebuild where there’s danger to people or property. But he does have concerns with a lack of specifics and the fact the city wasn’t consulted. Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths has says the new flood plan will encourage people to move away from zones prone to high water and will set better protection standards for areas less at risk. He says the province can’t allow people to be in spots that continually flood and then have the government pick up the extensive cost of repairs. The minister suggested the plan will include a measure to not cover damage costs in extreme floodways in future if people choose to rebuild there. There could be incentives for people to leave high flood-risk zones.

Nurses file grievance in hopes of preventing more layoffs

Ponoka CIBC robbed at knifepoint The CIBC in Ponoka was robbed at knifepoint at about 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about 25 to 40 years old with a large mark on the back of his left hand between his thumb and index line staff. They are destroying the productivity of some of the hardest and more fantastic health-care workers on this planet.”


RESPONSE: Health-care plan also questionable Proposed legislation for dealing with future floods indicates any building within a flood fringe area would not receive assistance unless the owners undertake provincially approved mitigation measures. Sherman also questioned the government’s management of the health-care system. As a young doctor in 1994, Sherman worked and trained at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, delivering babies. With about 200 nursing positions lost across the province since May, Sherman said the Redford government’s health care transformation leaves him with a bad feeling. “Their idea of building this province for the future is firing the front-line staff of today,” said Sherman. “Alberta is already so short of nurses in the health-care system and licensed practical nurses and family doctors. All front-line health staff.” He said the need is to hire more, not fire frontline staff. “Albertans are waiting longer than ever for health care and part of that is due to lack of front-line staff,” said Sherman. “What they don’t understand is when you delay someone’s care that much, but the time they actually get care they need a lot of it and it costs a lot more. “Along with that they are demoralizing the front-


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Emersynne Humphrey, 6, reels in her catch in hopes of winning a stuffed animal prize on Wednesday afternoon at the Westerner Fair and Exhibition at the Westerner Grounds. Different games lined the midway for people of all ages, from fishing for ducks and basketball free-throws, to darts and shooting games.

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STATUE: Rowdy teens a challenge Copper Cowboy came to life because Anderson said it’s Alberta and “everybody loves cowboys.” “It’s a tough gig but it’s fun,” said Anderson. Some of the challenges are dealing with rowdy teenagers and trying not to melt under the heat. Anderson uses between four and six cans of spray paint for his outfit. The Copper Cowboy will be roaming the fairgrounds throughout the Westerner Days Fair and Exposition over the next four days.

Thursday’s picks at Westerner Days z It’s McDonald’s Kids Day. Free admission for children 12 years old and younger until 6 p.m. z Check out a blast from the 1980s past with Canadian rockers Glass Tiger at the Hampton Inn & Suites Main Stage in the Centrium at 8:30 p.m. Admission is with gate entry. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. z Canadian Idol runnerup Jaydee Bixby performs at the Tryson Stage at 8 and 9:15 p.m. Admission is with gate entry. z Catch the West Coast Lumberjack Show at the Midway Boulevard at 2:30, 4:30 and 7 p.m. z Check out the Red Deer Motors North American

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Ellison suffers from chronic pain from the titanium rod placed in her femur, walks with a limp and still requires weekly physiotherapy. She said she’ll hurt the rest of her life. She suffered four skull fractures and brain damage that has left her with headaches. “My anxiety is big. I get anxious crossing the road. I feel lost, broken, scared, confused,” said Ellison, who cried as she read her victim impact statement in court. She said she has several scars from her injuries, including a large scar on her neck from a tracheostomy. She can’t enjoy fun family activities anymore, like quadding, because they cause her pain, she said. “I feel marked up and weak. I really don’t have a life anymore. I can’t do anything. “I wish I could have my old life back.” When asked if he wanted to address the court, Carver said he was sorry. “I don’t ever plan on drinking again. Nothing good comes from it,” Carver said. Carver was also sentenced to two years probation and is prohibited from driving for three years.

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EDMONTON — The union representing thousands of registered nurses in Alberta has filed a grievance with Alberta Health Services after dozens of positions were eliminated in recent months throughout the province. Jane Sustrik of the United Nurses of Alberta says the job changes have put patient care at risk. The union hopes the grievance filed with AHS will stop future layoffs. Alberta Health Services says 13 per cent more nurses are working with AHS than in 2010. Deb Gordon of AHS says there are currently 375 positions open for nurses, adding that in the last two months, almost 300 temporary positions have been converted to permanent positions. Gordon also maintains that AHS is utilizing new staffing rules to address the possibility of a nursing shortage in the future. “We are faced with a potential shortage, unless we put some strategies in place to make sure we’re doing everything that we can to make sure we have the right person looking at the right patient at the right time,” Gordon said.




Thursday, July 18, 2013

U.S. pondering whether to charge MLA BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — An Alberta politician arrested in the United States should find out by the end of the week whether he’ll have to return south of the border to face a charge of soliciting prostitutes. Mike Allen, member of the legislature for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, was arrested Monday night by police in St. Paul, Minn., during a prostitution sting. He was in the city attending a midwestern leg-


BRIEFS Blackfalds trucker facing charges after fatal collision near Beiseker A Blackfalds transport truck driver faces charges of dangerous driving causing death after a Three Hills construction worker was killed in a crash near Beiseker. According to an RCMP release, police investigation indicated the transport truck was travelling northbound on Hwy 21 when it failed to stop for a posted stop sign at a controlled intersection, with Hwy 9, and collided with a compact car travelling eastbound. The two vehicles then struck a third, a pickup parked north of the intersection. Two workers, an 18-year-old man and a 19-yearold woman, both from Three Hills, who were doing highway maintenance at the time, were hit by the vehicles. The 18-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the 19-year-old woman was airlifted by STARS Air Ambulance in critical condition. She remains in intensive care. The occupant the compact car that was hit was transported to hospital by ground ambulance and has since been release from hospital. Police said the transport truck eventually came to a stop 80 metres away, in a farm field. A 35-year-old Blackfalds man driving the transport truck faces charges including one count of dangerous driving causing death and two more of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Police did not name the driver. Alberta Transportation Minister Ric McIver said on Tuesday the workers were employees of Carillion Canada, which was on contract with the provincial government. “Our hearts go out to their families and friends during this time,� said McIver. Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, Alberta Transportation and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada are all reviewing the crash. Names of the victims were not released by police.

islative conference. After he was released Tuesday, he phoned in his resignation from Alberta’s governing Progressive Conservative caucus and issued an apology for “an embarrassing moment� and “lapse of personal judgment.� The 51-year-old flew back to Edmonton later Tuesday night, but since then, fellow politicians have been tight-lipped. Premier Alison Redford has so far refused to comment on his arrest and his constituency association

and the head of the party are not talking either. Residents in his home town aren’t being so quiet. “I’m appalled,� said Carol Reider, a 42-year-old accountant and married mother. Allen is a public figure and should resign his seat, adding she mostly feels bad for his family. St. Paul police said Allen was one of 13 men arrested during the sting. They are conducted about every two weeks. Officers posted a fake ad on an online site for escorts and massage services called

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day to report suspicious activity. Two police officers were in the area within minutes, resulting in the apprehension of the three suspects who were found to be in possession of some items taken from vehicles. Daniel Marten, 24, of Red Deer, is facing seven criminal charges including theft, possession of stolen property, mischief and possession of a controlled substance. Curtis Watson, 18, of Lacombe, is facing four criminal charges including theft and mischief. A youth from Lacombe faces five criminal charges including theft and mischief. All three are to appear in Red Deer provincial court over the next few weeks. Police remind citizens to always report suspicious or unusual activity in their neighbourhood, regardless of the time of day as it can often lead to police successfully solving or preventing crime. Lacombe Police Chief Steve Murray also reminded citizens about the importance of locking their vehicles when unattended. “Lacombe remains a very safe community but it is incumbent on all of us to do our part to prevent crime or tragedy. Locking our vehicles when they are unattended not only deters would-be thieves, but can also prevent a child from entering an unlocked vehicle and potentially becoming a victim of the elements.� � An investigation by Lacombe police resulted in the arrest of a youth after several picnic tables were burned and a recreation gazebo damaged at Michener Park overnight on July 10. The youth has been charged with criminal mischief and will appear in Red Deer court later this month. � Lacombe Police Service is undertaking a pedestrian safety awareness and enforcement campaign after several complaints and near misses in the downtown. Increasing summer congestion in the downtown as people are attracted to the numerous murals, shopping and other services has resulted in police deciding to monitor crosswalks to make sure both pedestrians and motorists are following the rules. Pedestrians are reminded to use marked crosswalks, indicate their intention to cross by outstretching their arm, making eye contact with approaching motorists, then proceeding safely in the crosswalk. Motorists must yield to a pedestrian and may not pass in either direction another vehicle that has already stopped for a pedestrian at a crosswalk. The penalty for failing to yield to a pedestrian is $575.

Three Central Alberta highways are getting repaved this summer, offering motorists a smoother ride and adding years of life to the road. From today, starting at 6:30 a.m., and running until 9 p.m. on Aug. 10, work will begin on Hwy 592, starting from Hwy 871 and going to Hwy 2A at the Town of Penhold. From there, Hwy 590 will be next on the list from 8.6 km east of Hwy 791 to Hwy 805. Finally Urban Access Road 89 will be paved into the Village of Elnora starting at Hwy 21. According to a provincial government press release, the $3.4-million rehabilitation work on the roads will add another 20 years of life to these highways. During road work, the highways will be reduced to one lane in alternating directions within each construction zone. Traffic control personnel will be onsite to direct motorists. More than 286,000 square metres of asphalt will be milled off the road surface during the first phase of construction and will be recycled as the new pavement is put down. The current schedule has milling wrapping up by Tuesday, with paving starting then and following the same order as milling. More than 43,000 tonnes of asphalt, enough to fill 2,200 tri-axle dump trucks, will be applied to the road. During construction, the speed limit will be reduced to 50 km/h in the construction zone when workers are present. When workers are not present, the limit will be increased to 80 km/h. People are reminded to use caution in this area and obey all signs, message boards and flag people. Speeding fines are doubled in construction zones when workers are present. Dates are subject to change due to weather or other conditions.

Lacombe Police Service has busy week Lacombe Police Service has had a busy week. â—? On Wednesday police arrested and charged three males after a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles. A resident called police at 5:15 a.m. on Wednes-

Thank you Red Deerians! On behalf of Red Deer City Council, we would like to take a moment to extend a big thank you to the delightful, caring residents and businesses in our city. We know we are blessed with a city full of people who genuinely care about each other and strive to make their city great, but the test of one’s character truly happens in a time of stress and tragedy. During WKHUHFHQWà RRGLQJKHUHDQGLQVRXWKHUQ$OEHUWDZH saw the people of our city come together to help out in any way they could. We were overwhelmed with the patience and caring that our residents showed. This was heartwarming, and created a great sense of pride for me and Council. We want to extend great thanks to all those in the community who called us to offer support and volunteer their time. Red Deer College was placed on standby to be a reception centre for 500 people from other areas of the province impacted E\à RRGLQJD&DO)UDF:HOO6HUYLFHVFUHZKHOSHG sandbag one of the homes by the McKenzie Trails, the hospital was asked to take patients from other communities, and numerous Red Deerians were asking how to help the community.

We also want to extend a big thank you to the municipal employees of our city who worked long KRXUVWRNHHSXVVDIH)URP3DUNVVWDIIWR5&03DQG %\ODZIURP3XEOLF:RUNVVWDIIWRRXU(PHUJHQF\ Operations Centre staff, everyone came together to ensure we were kept safe and well informed. While we are thankful that we came out of this situation relatively unscathed, it was a great exercise in preparedness. We now know that there are so many we can count on and we know the character of Red Deer does truly shine through, whatever the situation. 6RRQEHKDOIRI&RXQFLOWKDQN\RXDJDLQWRHYHU\RQH and we wish you a wonderful and safe summer!



Whether through offers to sandbag, man barricades, or help out in any way, our community really came together and demonstrated time and time again what it means to be a proud Red Deerian.




Thursday, July 18, 2013

The politics of paranoia HARPER’S ‘NEW GENERATION’ GETS DISTURBING MARCHING ORDERS The unveiling of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s newly-shuffled cabinet almost passed successfully: with a yawn. This was to be the “new generation” of conservative thought in the government’s idea bank; proof that there is talent to spare on the government benches, enough to secure yet another majority in the next election. One, maybe GREG two cycles of NEIMAN happy news at best, and then a summertime yawn. But the leak of an internal email from within the prime minister’s own staff killed all thought of that. Now, instead of portraying a confident prime minister welcoming the next wave, we have the picture of an increasingly paranoid prime minister building walls against anyone and anything he doesn’t like. And this will likely wear longer than the Senate scandal that just won’t go away. The talk was to be about the 12 females now in the 39-member new cabinet. Since the entire Conservative caucus is but 17 per cent female, the talking point was supposed to be of inclusiveness. But gender equality is only relevant (in a news sense) when it is grievously abridged. There is no talk of lack of ability among the new appointees. All appear to be capable individuals and that should be the only thing that matters. That the four new female appointees were described in a report as “hyper-partisan” and “fiercely loyal” to the prime minister should not surprise anyone. Partisanship and loyalty are qualities admired by every prime minister. Except in the context of a leaked email that went to the CBC, the Globe and Mail, Postmedia and others — which pretty well means everyone in Canada. The leak describes the transition books that were given to the 27 peo-


ple appointed to new posts in cabinet. These books are actually substantial binders that help bring the new ministers up to speed in their portfolios. What killed all the good-news talk around the shuffle was the inclusion of a Nixonian friends and enemies list. “Who to engage or avoid: friends and enemy stakeholders,” was one heading included in the transition books. “Who to avoid: bureaucrats who can’t take no (or yes) for an answer,” was another (but which was later dropped before printing). These entries are not standard practice. How do we know this? Because some staffers in the PMO itself were appalled by them. CBC reports that staffers who balked at including them were cut from further communications in the matter. At least one was appalled enough to leak it to the media. What does this tell us? To me, it shows a prime minister who’s afraid of shadows, and a guard-dog PMO that’s out of control.


Fabulous service at local shop I have been trying to figure out how to best acknowledge the superior service that was provided to us from Kal Tire on 76th Street in Red Deer. I feel it is important to ensure that the service providers at this store know how much we appreciated them. My husband and I currently live south of Calgary, but were travelling to Red Deer to rent out our home there. On our way there, driving down on the busy and fast-paced Hwy 2, my vehicle started to make some awful noises — clunking and grinding. We felt like we might not even make it off the highway. The previous day, we had had some work done on it by another garage (not Kal Tire) and they had obviously messed up! However, we did arrive at our destination and started to make calls to garages to arrange to have my vehicle looked at. We called on place that regretfully couldn’t assist us, but suggested you Kal Tire. (It was Don’s Tire and Auto in Red Deer that made the suggestion — and thank you to them as well, as the gentleman I spoke to was very regretful that he couldn’t assist us and was more than willing to make suggestions so that we could get home that day). I made the call to Kal Tire and was immediately informed that they would make it work for us — I told them we were stuck in Red Deer with our two dogs and of course couldn’t stay in Red Deer until Monday when shops opened up again. When we arrived, we were welcomed and so were our dogs. It was raining out, so they allowed both of our big boys to join us inside while we waited. They took a look and sure enough, the garage from the previous day had messed up by not reassembling my vehicle appropriately. There was a missing caliper mount bolt on the front right side and the mounting bracket was now rubbing on the rotor and the backing plate also had damage done to it because of this. Unfortunately, they did not have the part that we needed, so they made calls all over Red Deer, finally reaching a parts company that delivered a part to the store after about an hour. It was the wrong part. One of the gentlemen made it his personal mission to find us the right part before they closed for the day. He drove around looking for about an hour — we were

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So who’s the enemy? Environmental groups, certain non-profits, civic and industrial associations (dare we say unions?) with views that differ from the government. Garry Neil, executive director of the Council of Canadians, described the government mentality thus: “They don’t view us as citizens with strongly held opinions that come from places of principle. They view us as eco-terrorists. They see us as standing with the child pornographers. I mean, that’s the way they view politics.” This from the Globe and Mail: “To talk about it in terms of enemies and friends is just unheard of,” said Gary Corbett, president of the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, representing scientists and professionals in government, including the federal civil service. “Now it’s about enemies and friends, not people who have different opinions. And that’s really what they’re saying: if you have a different opinion, you are the enemy,” Corbett said.

beyond appreciative of this! He was not able to find the part, but offered to tighten up the bolt the best he could with a different thread pitch. We were told to take it in as soon as we could and this was just to make sure we safely go home that day. Which we did! I then took it into the previous shop that messed up in the first place and they wouldn’t even acknowledge the writeup that one of the gentlemen prepared for us from Kal. They also couldn’t fix it that day and I ended up needing to drive back three times so they could fix their mess up and was continued to be treated poorly by them — I explained that they will never see me again and that we need a Kal Tire in Okotoks! To top off everything off, Kal Tire didn’t charge us one penny for their hard work and the part they ended up using — they informed us that we had had a bad enough day and that they didn’t think we needed that to top it off. They also said that because they weren’t able to provide us with the right part, it wasn’t fair to charge! Even though, they spent about three hours working with us! So, all in all, big kudos to this Red Deer store — they impressed us greatly and I hope they are acknowledged for this. I have let all of my Red Deer and area friends and family know about our experience and have suggested that they consider going there for all of their vehicle needs. Now I hope to pass on the word to the rest of the Red Deerians. Danielle Meyers Black Diamond

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In my own way, I engage in partisan debate and advocacy. And I’ve received my share of opposing viewpoints — and hate mail — over the years. But I know this: your worst critic can sometimes be your best friend. People who disagree with you are still worthwhile people; so there must be some valid basis behind disagreement. Examine that, and what comes out is better for everyone. That is the chief strength of our style of government. Harper does not feel confident enough to engage dissent, so he builds walls of hyper-partisanship around himself. He ruthlessly silences critics within his elected Tory ranks and within the civil service. He names you “the enemy” if you cross him in any way. Harper likes his politics polarized. He operates at the polar opposite of leadership. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. or email

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Frustration mounting in Lac-Megantic BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — Canada’s new transport minister rolled into Lac-Megantic on Wednesday but had little to offer in the way of specifics to a community where shock appears to be shifting to anger 11 days after the train derailment. Frustration is already at a boil with the rail company involved, which has been slammed for its response to the disaster and has now laid off one-quarter of its Quebec work force. There are even reports that locals have been throwing rocks at passing trains owned by Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway. On Wednesday, some of the anger was aimed at Ottawa. Many residents want more stringent federal train regulations and a clearer financial commitment beyond the general promise that the federal government will help with reconstruction. Lisa Raitt, who was appointed to the cabinet position in the shuffle only two days ago, came to a news conference in Lac-Megantic with more promises to help but nothing new in the way of specifics. “You can count on the federal government to be supportive and that we will be here to help with the reconstruction in whatever way the province wants us to,” Raitt told reporters.

“My door is open, if they need someone to talk to. If they ask me to come, I will come.” The Quebec government has already set up a $60-million emergency fund and begun doling out $1,000 cheques to people stranded by the crisis. When asked why the federal government has taken longer than the province to offer specifics, local Tory MP Christian Paradis said there are discussions with the province and municipality to see what’s required. Claude Boulet, a cook at a restaurant near the blast zone, stormed up to reporters after listening to Raitt speak. “Those who lost their jobs in Lac-Megantic’s downtown have been forgotten,” Boulet said, arguing that Ottawa needs to immediately put some kind of compensation in place. “It’s the jobs that matter for the most vulnerable, people making $10 or $12 an hour,” he said. “Some of these people have kids.” Boulet said he won’t be able to go back to work anytime soon because, like many downtown businesses, the restaurant remains behind a security perimeter where police and search crews are sifting through the rubble. That process could take months. Search crews have found the remains of 38 people, with another 12 missing and presumed dead.

PMO denies withholding evidence from RCMP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says it has not been asked by the RCMP for an email at the heart of its criminal investigation into the Senate expenses scandal. The PMO denied Wednesday that it is withholding the email, which apparently summarizes the deal struck between Sen. Mike Duffy and Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, to pay off invalid expense claims. “Contrary to CTV’s reporting, our office has not been asked for this email,” spokesperson Julie Vaux said in an email statement. “As we have always said, we will assist investigations into this matter.” However, Vaux refused to say whether the RCMP has asked for other emails or documentation regarding the $90,000 cheque Wright wrote to Duffy or whether the Mounties have interviewed anyone at PMO. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Lucy Shorey also declined comment. “We’re not in a position to comment on the matter

because it is an ongoing investigation.” According to a CTV report Tuesday, the Feb. 20 email from Duffy to his lawyer — and possibly copied to Wright — summarized the deal between the two. It said Wright would give Duffy $90,000 to repay his invalid expense claims, that Duffy would claim to have personally reimbursed the Senate and the government would use its influence to soften the impact of an external audit into Duffy’s expenses. In May, shortly before news of the secret transaction broke, a Senate committee report on the audit was amended to be less critical of Duffy, compared with reports on two other senators whose own expenses were also under fire. Wright resigned five days after word of his payment to Duffy leaked out. CTV says it has been contacted twice by the RCMP about the email and, in order to protect its sources, advised the Mounties to seek it from the Prime Minister’s Office.

PM must acknowledge ‘horrors’ of nutrition tests on aboriginal children: AFN BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The head of Canada’s largest aboriginal group says Prime Minister Stephen Harper must acknowledge the “horrors” of nutritional experiments once done on hungry children by increasing support for native child welfare. Shawn Atleo of the Assembly of First Nations said research showing that at least 1,300 already-hungry children and adults were part of the experiments was driving an emergency resolution at the organization’s annual meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, on Wednesday. “We’re going to call on the prime minister to give effect to the words that he spoke when he said: ’The burden of this experience has been on your shoulders for far too long. The burden is properly ours as a government,”’ Atleo said in reference to Harper’s 2008 apology for residential schools. A paper by University of Guelph food historian Ian Mosby detailed tests conducted between 1942 and 1952 on northern Manitoba reserves and at six residential schools across the country. Well aware that the children and adults were hungry and living on starvation-level diets, the researchers chose to use them as unwitting subjects for tests on the effects of nutritional supplements instead of recommending they be properly fed. Mosby found that vitamins and minerals were provided to some and not to others. Milk rations at one school were deliberately held below recommended levels. An enriched flour that couldn’t legally be sold elsewhere in Canada under food adulteration laws was distributed. Some dental services were withheld from children over concerns healthier gums and teeth could mask study results. Atleo’s father was one of those children at a residential school in Port Alberni, B.C. “It hits home in a deeply personal way,” he said. “I’ve heard these stories — some kids allowed to have their oranges and vitamin Cs and others not. “I’ve heard these stories all my life.” When The Canadian Press broke the story Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt said the current federal government was shocked by the findings. Andrea Richer said in an email that Harper’s 2008 apology was intended to cover all such wrongdoings. And on Wednesday, she said in another email: “We are concerned about these allegations and officials are looking into the matter.” Atleo wants a more substantive response. He said the Harper Conservatives should stop fighting efforts by the truth and reconciliation commission to get full access to government documents about residential schools.


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Owner of gore website charged over video at centre of murder case BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

Military revises 2011 suicide stats BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Every time he picked up a pen to sign a letter of condolence to the family of a dead soldier, Lt.-Gen. Peter Devlin asked himself hard, painful questions about the institution to which he had devoted his life. During Devlin’s three years as the country’s top soldier, there were an awful lot of those letters to sign. Stacks of his briefing notes are laced with censored references to the letters. Whether it was in combat, by accident or by suicide, there was always a moment of reflection before pen went to paper, he said. But when the soldier’s death was self-inflicted, the questions seemed to loom larger. “It hurts,” said Devlin, who retires Thursday as the commander of the Canadian Army. “I wonder about whether we, the army and the Canadian Forces did all that we could have, (and) should have.” Just recently, the Canadian military quietly added two more soldiers to the list of those who killed themselves in 2011, according to internal National Defence records. Twenty-two soldiers have now been declared as having died by suicide the same year the army ended its combat mission in Afghanistan, says the military’s latest report on suicide in its ranks.

The study, which looked back at data over a decade, concluded the war in Afghanistan — or any deployment, for that matter — isn’t a risk factor for suicide and that the overall rate of serving soldiers who kill themselves remains steady. “Suicide rates in the CF did not increase over time, and after age standardization, they were lower that those in the Canadian population,” says the March 2013 study, a copy of which was obtained by The Canadian Press. In the report, the military said that 10 male and three female soldiers committed suicide in 2012, compared with 21 men and one woman the previous year. The report offers no explanation for the difference. Data released in April of last year said there were 20 suicides in 2011; the military said the discrepancy was due to the fact that investigations into the two additional deaths had yet to be completed when the original data was released. The way the military addresses suicide and mental health in general has been changing, spurred on incrementally by the trauma of a bitter five-year guerilla war in the wastelands of Kandahar. And despite myriad new support programs and millions of dollars being poured into mental health, a key aspect of the problem remains stubbornly slow to change — attitude.

EDMONTON — Police have charged the owner of a website that posted a grisly video at the centre of the Luka Magnotta murder case. Mark Marek, who operates, faces one count of corrupting morals. Edmonton police allege Magnotta sent Marek the video last year and Marek posted it online while knowing that it depicted a real killing. Magnotta is to stand trial in September 2014 for the murder and dismemberment of Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal last year. Parts of Lin’s body were mailed across Canada in a gruesome killing that made headlines around the world. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty in that case. Marek, who remains in custody, appeared briefly in court Wednesday and was scheduled to make another appearance today. Before he was charged, a statement that appeared on the 38-year-old’s website said he was going to meet with police for an interview and expected he might be arrested. “It may sound strange, but at this point in my life, jail doesn’t sound all that unattractive,” said the statement. “I wouldn’t mind taking a break from the world ... I’ve dedicated my life to fight against Evil and Lies, and I know that God and Truth are on my side. people. BY THE CANADIAN PRESS “I do not fear the servants of Satan. One way or However, a Royal Bank report done before it adanother, my life will end one day, and so will theirs.” vanced a $4.65-million mortgage when the Nazarians Staff Sgt. Bill Clark with the Edmonton homicide ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — The doomed Algo Centre bought the shopping centre made no mention that unit said the investigation was long and complex Mall was an unexpected money pit that almost ruany extensive repairs might be needed. because Marek was “very elusive,” with no home ad- ined its owner as he desperately tried to deal with In fact, the report indicated the only major anticidress and had been out of the country. the crumbling property, his son testified at a public pated expenditures were for $335,000 to upgrade the He doesn’t believe Edmonton police have ever inquiry Wednesday. heating and cooling systems and other minor repairs, laid such a charge before. It carries a maximum twoUnder cross-examination on his third day on the Nazarian said. year prison term. stand, Levon Nazarian said the family had no idea “I find it extremely misleading,” he told his lawClark said investigators didn’t originally have the the mall was in such bad shape when they bought it yer, Michael Title. evidence they needed to charge Marek. The staff in 2005. Bob Nazarian, 67, an Iranian immigrant and sergeant explained that police needed evidence “We were never informed about the extent of the skilled machinist, had made millions buying apartof three things before they could do so: that Marek ments in Montreal and developing properties in knowingly and willingly posted the video, that he did leaks of the mall,” Nazarian testified. “We were never even told that there were leaks.” southern Ontario. so while in Canada and that he was the site’s owner The inquiry into the mall’s collapse has heard the The Algo Centre Mall, which cost $6.2 million, was and operator at the time. Last week, Marek landed in Vancouver. Officers rooftop parking deck began leaking as soon as the his single largest investment — one that went south from the start. with the Canada Border Services Agency seized his mall was built in 1979. Ultimately, water and salt penetration rotted steel Levon Nazarian, 29, a successful real estate brocomputer equipment at the airport and notified Edmonton police. He was then allowed to continue his supports, leading part of the deck to cave in last sum- ker, said they had no idea how financially draining mer, killing two women and injuring several other the mall would turn out to be. flight to the Alberta capital. Clark said police kept in touch with him over the following days by email. He wasn’t living anywhere other than in his car. Still needing evidence to build a case, investigators asked Marek if he would be interviewed. He agreed to come in for an interview Tuesday and police charged him after that. “I can say that he’s a very different individual. He has some thoughts that a lot of our investigators were shaking their heads at.” The website opens with a content warning and advertises that it is for adults only. “Videos and images posted on Best Gore are bloody, gut wrenching, teeth grinding, offensive and upsetting. Just as the life itself,” it says. “Best Gore exposes the truth about the humans as a whole and the truth is not always nice.” The website also says it has been reviewed by both Canadian and U.S. lawyers and is “100% legal in both jurisdictions.” In May 2012, the site posted a video titled “1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick.” It showed a naked man tied to a bed in a dimly lit room. Another man wearing a dark hoodie stabbed the individual and a series of edits showed the body eventually dismembered. The video stayed online for eight days. After Magnotta’s arrest, Marek told The Canadian Press in an email that he removed the video once police identified Magnotta as a sus5-YEAR GUARANTEED RATE* pect. 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22 children dead after eating free lunch BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PATNA, India — The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes. The food, part of a program that gives poor Indian students at least one hot meal a day, was tainted with insecticide, and soon 22 of the students were dead and dozens were hospitalized, officials said Wednesday. It was not immediately clear how chemicals ended up in the food at the school in the eastern state of Bihar. One official said that the food may not have been properly washed before it was cooked. The children, between the ages of 5 and 12, got sick soon after eating lunch Tuesday in Gandamal village in Masrakh block, 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the state capital of Patna. School authorities immediately stopped serving the meal as the children started vomiting. Savita, a 12-year-old student who uses only one name, said she had a stomach ache after eating soybeans and potatoes and started vomiting. “I don’t know what happened after that,” Savita said in an interview at Patna Medical College Hospital, where she and many other children were recovering. The lunch was cooked in the school kitchen. The children were rushed to a local hospital and later to Patna for treatment, said state official Abhijit Sinha. In addition to the 22 children who died, another 25 children and the school cook were in hospital undergoing treatment, P.K. Sahi, the state education minister. Three children were in serious condition. Authorities suspended an official in charge of the free meal scheme in the school and registered a case of criminal negligence against the school headmistress, who fled as soon as the children fell ill. Angry villagers, joined by members of local opposition parties, closed shops and businesses near the school and overturned and burned four police vehicles. Sahi said a preliminary investigation suggested the food contained an organophosphate used as an insecticide on rice and wheat crops. It’s believed the grain was not washed before it was served at the


Indian children who fell sick after eating a free school lunch lie at a hospital in Patna, India, Wednesday. At least 22 children died and more than two dozen others were sick after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with insecticide, Indian officials said Wednesday. school, he said. However, local villagers said the problem appeared to be with a side dish of soybeans and potatoes, not grain. Children who had not eaten that dish were fine, although they had eaten the rice and lentils, several villagers told the AP. Sinha said the cooked food and kitchen utensils have been seized by investigators. “Whether it was a case of negligence or was intentional, we will only know once the inquiry has been conducted,” he said. India’s midday meal scheme is one of the world’s

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EU urges Egyptians to work together BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — The European Union’s top foreign policy official urged Egypt’s interim leaders and supporters of the ousted Islamist president Wednesday to co-operate in a political process that moves the country toward democracy. But Mohammed Morsi’s backers expanded their protests in Cairo, denouncing the new government and casting doubt on the prospects for reconciliation. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, has rejected the new political order and demanded the reinstatement of Egypt’s first democratically elected president two weeks after he was toppled by the military. There was no sign that protests were dying down, a day after the interim president swore in a 34-member Cabinet that included several prominent figures from liberal and secular factions as well as officials who served under the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak — but no Islamists. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was the second foreign dignitary to visit Egypt this week, and the first to meet with Muslim Brotherhood officials since the July 3 coup, which followed mass protests calling for Morsi to step down. Ashton also met with interim President Adly Mansour, his vice-president Mohammed ElBaradei, army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and members of Tamarod, or Rebel, the movement that sparked the huge demonstrations against Morsi’s year-old rule. Ashton said she stressed in all her meetings the need for a political process that includes all sides, but acknowledged that the players are deeply divided. “It is important not just for (the Brotherhood’s political party) but for all those involved in the future of the country to know that the future really is about ensuring that everybody can be engaged,” Ashton told reporters at the end of her one-day visit to Cairo. “Inclusivity means that you have to move forward and you have to find a


A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, talks to riot police standing guard during a demonstration near Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday. Several hundred supporters of Egypt’s deposed president massed outside the Cabinet building Wednesday in Cairo, expanding their protests denouncing the country’s new government and demanding the reinstatement of Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi. way that those who wish to participate in the future can do so.” She was the second foreign official bearing that message this week. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns was in Cairo on Monday. He met with Mansour and el-Sissi, but the State Department said he spoke to a Muslim Brotherhood official only on the telephone. Ashton also said she has asked for

the release of Morsi, who has been held in an undisclosed military facility since his ouster. “I was assured that he is well. I would have liked to have seen him and I was assured that he is being well cared for,” she said. Morsi has not been charged with any crimes, although five of the top Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been detained and accused, among other

things, of inciting violence. The group’s television station has been shut down since July 3. On Wednesday, a government official said more than 20 diplomatic passports of Morsi, his aides and family have been revoked because they no longer hold official positions. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

Cleveland man pleads Rolling Stone takes heat not guilty to raping, for Tsarnaev cover kidnapping women BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOSTON — A Rolling Stone cover story featuring a glamorous photo of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is generating controversy, with several retailers including CVS and Walgreens announcing Wednesday that they will not carry the issue. The cover of the magazine’s Aug. 1 edition is a photo in which Tsarnaev looks more like one of the rock stars that usually grace it than a suspect in the April 15 bombings at the marathon finish line that killed three and wounded more than 260. A preview on the magazine’s website says the story by contributing editor Janet Reitman traces how “a bright

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes. The charges returned Friday by a grand jury against Ariel Castro expanded on a 329-count indictment filed earlier that covered only part of the time frame of the alleged crimes. He previously pleaded not guilty to that indictment. Castro, 53, has been jailed since his arrest on May 6 shortly after the women escaped to freedom. As in past court appearances, he kept his head down Wednesday, typically responding to a judge’s questions with one-word answers. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Pamela Barker repeatedly told Castro to raise his head and keep his eyes open during the brief court appearance. “Sir, please keep your eyes open so I make sure that you are listening to me and understanding what I’m saying, OK,” the judge asked. “I’m trying,” said Castro, who in past court appearances has kept his head down and his chin tucked on his chest. The judge continued his bond at $8 million. Besides kidnapping and rape, the new 977-count indictment also charges him with seven counts of gross sexual imposition, six counts of felonious assault, three counts of child endangerment and one count of possessing criminal tools. He previous was charged with two counts of aggravated murder related to one act, charges alleging that he purposely caused the unlawful termination of the pregnancy of one of the women. The women appeared in a YouTube video last week to thank people who donated to a fund created to benefit them. They otherwise have sought to stay out of sight and have appealed for privacy. Castro is scheduled for trial on Aug.

kid with a charming future became a monster.” Rolling Stone editors said in a statement that the story falls within the traditions of journalism and the magazine’s commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage. “The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is young, and in the same age group as many of our readers, makes it all the more important for us to examine the complexities of this issue and gain a more complete understanding of how a tragedy like this happens,” the statement said. The cover was ill-conceived at best and reaffirms a message that destruction gains fame for killers, Boston Mayor Tom Menino wrote in a letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner. Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty.

JULY SPECIALS Ariel Castro 5, a date that could be delayed if the defence requests more preparation time. His legal team has hinted Castro would plead guilty if the death penalty was off the table. Defence attorney Craig Weintraub said after the arraignment that he didn’t expect a trial postponement. “We have a trial date of Aug. 5, so either we’re going to have a plea or we’re going to trial Aug. 5,” he said. The prosecution has said it would be ready for that date. Castro is accused of repeatedly restraining the women, sometimes chaining them to a pole in a basement, to a bedroom heater or inside a van. The charges say one of the women tried to escape and he assaulted her with a vacuum cord around her neck. Amanda Berry, Gina Dejesus and Michelle Knight disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004, when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. Each said they had accepted a ride from Castro, who remained friends with Dejesus’ family and even attended vigils over the years marking her disappearance. Berry has a 6-year-old daughter fathered by Castro, authorities said.




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isitors to Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary were treated to a special nature experience this spring when a pair of red-necked grebes chose to nest adjacent to the viewing blind. The birds were fairly nervous at first, but by the time their young hatched they seemed accustomed to the hordes of adoring humans who tip-toed out to the blind to get a close-up look at such fascinating creatures. Red-necked grebes, which are fairly common, typically nest in shallow ponds and are best MYRNA known for their cackling PEARMAN maniacal call. The male is a bit larger than the female but they have identical plumage, making it difficult to distinguish who’s who unless they are swimming close together. Both share incubation and feeding duties. Baby grebes enter the world garishly clad in black and white stripes with red skin around their eyes and on their foreheads. As soon as they hatch, they scramble up under the warm and protective wings of the incubating adult I was able to visit the nest one evening in late June soon after the young hatched. Folks who visited the nest just before I arrived mentioned that they had watched a “shift change.” I did not see such a switch, but what a delight it was to observe the feeding routine! One parent would tirelessly hunt while the other remained on the nest. When the feeding adult would arrive with a morsel, the nest-tending adult would alert the young with a soft nasal call. On cue, tiny heads would pop out from beneath the feathery duvet to gobble down the delivery, usually a juicy water tiger or fat leech. Once in a while one or more of the nestlings would drop down onto the sodden nest, only to scramble quickly back up to warmth and shelter of mom or dad’s back. And then, out of the blue (to my untrained eye), the adults must have decided that the fourth egg was not going to hatch because three tiny black and white little bird-zebras suddenly leapt into the water and scrambled to the waiting parent. The remaining adult fussed a bit with the nest, as if to say goodbye to the egg. Each nestling released a huge stream of white excrement into the water as it paddled awkwardly to the waiting “mother ship.” The adult extended its leg to act as a ladder so the little ones could climb aboard. When the other adult arrived, one young plopped off and scrambled over. The parents, as if proud of their three new young, cackled boisterously to each other, their necks arched and their crests raised. They then nonchalantly puttered away, each feeding the young on the other’s back. What a thrill it was to have the unexpected opportunity to observe, listen to and photograph these remarkable birds. How fortunate we are to have Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, a pocket of wild paradise in the middle of a busy city! Myrna Pearman is the biologist and site services manager at Ellis Bird Farm. She can be reached at



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Going wherever ‘there’ might be Road trips usually end years, Divine, is closed, perup back home. Even though manently, apparently. I’m old enough to know betI’ll miss the best lamb burgter, I can’t resist a side-trip er and fixin’s in Alberta. So, wild goose chase, but even I right across the street, we try remember that you Aditya and were never really know delighted with their you’ve been on a Tandoori specialwild goose chase ties, including suuntil you get there, perb Naan bread. wherever “there” The Oldman Rivis. er was a mess near We’ll get to my the junction of QE2 wild goose chase with Hwy 3. later. We are both Upstream, to the southerners, me west, near Brockett, from the southeast, the Oldman seemed Brooks and area, even worse, particHerself a ranch girl ularly the recentlyfrom west of Pinchinundated flood er Creek. plain where PinchBOB This mid-July er Creek enters the SCAMMELL trip was to renew big river. our heritage and This is all downroots in the remarkstream of the supable southwest corner of Al- posedly controlling Three berta I call “Contrary Coun- Rivers Dam, so I shuddered to try,” and for me to assess how think what the Oldman would the area’s rivers and streams I look like upstream of the dam so love have come through the and reservoir. floods. I got up early the first mornThen, time-permitting, I ing on the ranch and went might get to that wild goose road hunting for deer, armed chase. with the new Canon EOS RebNearing Calgary on the el T3i camera body attached QE2, we followed a “Live Fish to my favourite Tamron 28-toTransport” truck capped with 300-mm zoom lens. kayaks, and I wondered if it At sun-up, I could see my had been involved in the res- breath, and the deer remained cue of more than 5,000 strand- hidden, snug in their beds, uned fish from the Bow and El- til I gave up on them and rebow River floods. turned to the ranch for breakThe Bow was still high and fast. off-colour, coming down someBefore I even left the ranch what, but the debris-strewn land, I was able to inspect mud flats were still steaming. Pincher Creek, among my top The Highwood River was half-dozen trout streams in still plain scary; the Sheep Alberta, and was surprised to River less so, but it had closed find it just slightly high and the Hwy 22 bridge, thus pre- off-colour. venting us lunching at the finIn my experience, Pincher est all-day breakfast restau- was obviously fishable, somerant in Alberta, the Chuckwag- thing I’d have to confirm when on in Turner Valley. nephew Kurt and grand-nephGood places to eat are es- ew Riley would probably try it sential on road trips, so we after dinner on Saturday. looked for lunch in Okotoks. Down in these foothills, Bistro Provence was closed history is everywhere. Before for the week for a family holi- leaving the home quarter, I day and, favourite of many for photographed, lit by the rising


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Wind turbines on the landscape (Frank Slide in the background). sun, the two-storey log house, now perilously close to an eroding creekside cliff, where Herself lived for her first two years. William Carlos Ives, the “Cowboy Judge,” and a chief justice of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Alberta, lived in that house, which was built by his father, George, who came west with the North West Mounted Police in 1881, and homesteaded the quarter section. How Contrary-Cowboy Country does produce judges! Hon. Warren Winkler, Chief Justice of Ontario, was a high school classmate of Herself, and Chief Justice of Canada, Hon. Beverly McLachlin was a Pincher Creek high school student of my mother in law, the late Corinne Boyden. Connections: In 1934, Judge

Ives decided the hazing case, Powlett and Powlett vs. University of Alberta in favour of C.H. Powlett, the lawyer who lived across the street from us when I was growing up in Brooks; C.H. cowboyed at Cowley before he became a lawyer. Up on Hwy 507, I come to the turnoff to the White ranch where my dad and friends used to fish the lower Castle River during the war, just across the road from the ranch on which the girl was growing up who I would meet at U of A and marry. To the north and east, the prop-tops of the wind turbines are just poking through low banks of fog. To the west, and the mountains, the ever-increasing plagues of wind turbines crawl like lice on the landscape.

Somewhat west on 507, toward historic, scenic Beaver Mines, I cross Mill Creek just before it joins the Castle below the canyon, then, on a whim, turn south, and, back in the hills, find Mountain Mill Church, which I have failed to find several times in the recent past. Years ago, I fished Mill Creek near the church without much success. Since 1954, sister in law, Caroline, has been playing the church’s old pump organ off and on for services. Breakfast calls. ... Next, the Crowsnest Pass, and, maybe, that wild goose chase…. Bob Scammell is an awardwinning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at bscam@

Special gardens abound across the province Summer in Central Alberta is lands are well worth a drive. The wellshort and fleeting. Take time to walk maintained grounds hold a number of through gardens enjoying their sights styles of gardens from zeroscapes to and smells. At present, the perenni- trial gardens. The gardens are used als and annuals are both at to teach a fresh group of their best. aspiring horticulturalists Each town and city does each fall. There are many their best, with budget and named plants throughout manpower available, to add campus. The tags supply colour and beauty to the enough information to orlandscape. Take time to ender the same plant from a joy it as it is only here for a reputable greenhouse. couple of months. The wetlands are a workWhen in downtown Red ing example of an attractive Deer, visit the gardens at water purification system. City Hall Park. Place some The plantings are young but coin in the meter when interesting to see. needed and stretch your The Olds College Camlegs while enjoying the garpus is always open to the dens. public. LINDA There are few formal garThe coming week end TOMLINSON dens left and this is one of Olds College is hosting a the best in Alberta. The maplowing competition along jority of the beds are filled with the alumni reunion. with colourful annuals but Organized tours of the there are an assortment of roses and grounds and wetlands will be availperennials as well. able. If working downtown, pack a lunch Trochu Arboretum is a great place and enjoy the surroundings. to stop to wander the grounds and Olds College Campus and Wet- have tea and a piece of homemade pie.



There is a small charge for entrance into the garden that goes directly to the garden’s upkeep. The garden contains a number of different mature trees, as well as roses and perennials. The garden is run by volunteers and summer staff, all who do an excellent job. The Devonian Gardens, located just outside of Devon, are a place everyone should visit. These gardens are part of the University of Alberta’s campus and are botanical gardens. Seeds and plants are exchanged with other botanical gardens throughout the world and grown here. Plants are labeled with Latin and some common names, allowing visitors to duplicate favorite plants. Plan to spend the day at these gardens as they are large (80 acres) with many areas to visit. The butterfly house is always a must see, especially if children are part of the group. There are usually a large number of butterflies moving between the tropical plants at any given time. Exiting one greenhouse will bring visitors to either the succulent or orchid house. Both greenhouses have

wonderful exhibits. A mature Kurimoto Japanese garden draws many visitors a year. This authentic garden was planned for reflection and meditation. The garden is about shapes, shades of colors and textures. Do not expect to see large swaths of annuals or perennials. In the opposite direction take a stroll through the alpine beds, primula dell or the extensive trial gardens. Many favourite or familiar plants are growing in the herb gardens. It can be a surprise to recognize plants in this garden as plants that were once gown only for medical reasons are now grown for decoration. For the gardener who likes to try different plants, stop at the plant sale. There are often interesting and unique plants that have either been grown by cutting or seed for sale. Expect a few favourites but many will be cultivars that are not often sold commercially. Take time to stroll through or sit in a garden; private or public. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at or

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The art of making mead Three reasons you need to see a naturopathic doctor One of the first questions I often get ing a naturopathic doctor is the fact asked in my practice is, “Are you a real that we do not have to rush patients doctor?” out the door. The answer to this question is a rePatients are always amazed and sounding “Yes. thankful for the fact that we have an Seeing a licensed naturopathic doc- hour-long first office visit in our clinic tor (ND) ensures that you and 30-minute follow-up visare putting your health in its. the hands of a qualified inThis ensures that an adedividual. quate medical history is takOne who has the approen, a proper physical exam priate education in medical is completed, and all your sciences to diagnose and concerns are heard at each treat your health concerns. and every visit. This is reason No. 1 to We do not limit you to see an ND. discussing only two probDuring my family praclems! tice residency in PhoeThe third reason to see nix, Ariz., I was fortunate an ND is also the most imenough to work with a gasportant. SHANE troenterologist who had 20 One of the key principles JOHNSON years of experience. I spent of naturopathic medicine is six months in his private NATUROPATHIC to identify and remove the practice, as well as in his underlying causes of illness, MEDICINE surgery suite, where he perrather than to eliminate or formed procedures such as merely suppress symptoms. colonoscopies. Suppressing symptoms is Even though the treatments we used most often a short-term fix, whereas in our practices were drastically dif- treating the underlying cause has longferent, he was amazed at how similarly lasting, positive effects on an individuwe approached our patients’ health. al’s health. I will never forget the day he alWe use scientific testing to identify lowed me to integrate naturopathic the underlying issues and then tailor recommendations for his patients with our treatments to your unique strugthe prescriptions he was using in the gles. office. Now you are armed with the right He experienced first-hand the pow- knowledge about the expertise and eder of blending naturopathic and con- ucation behind a naturopathic doctor, ventional medicine together. the time spent on you during the office If you are going to involve natural visit, and understanding that naturmedicine in your life, wouldn’t you opathic doctors are looking for the root want a qualified expert in the medical cause of your health problems. field to guide you down the right path? Join the many people who are inteNaturopathic doctors (ND) have grating an ND into their health team. gone to school for eight years to attain I encourage you to visit a ND and have their naturopathic medical degree. naturopathic medicine improve your All graduates then have to pass rig- health. orous professional board exams to be Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and licensed throughout North America. raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Aspire Then, some like myself, they com- Natural Medicine. He completed his naturplete a year-long residency to further opathic medical training at Bastyr University, our knowledge and skills. and is among only a handful of naturopathic The second reason to see an ND is doctors in Alberta to complete an additional that you will always get the time to be one-year residency in family medicine. For heard. more detailed information on naturopathic One of my favourite parts about be- medicine visit

In my basement, in a cool, dark cor- unpasteurized honey. It is important ner, sit four bottles filled with a pink that the honey is raw. Raw honey has bubbly liquid. These bottles contain yeast. The yeast in the honey is responmy latest hobby. Mead. I have become sible for the fermentation process that a maker of mead. makes mead. When honey is pasteurFor some time now, I ized honey or cooked, its have wanted to experiment yeast is destroyed and nothwith herbal beers and wine. ing will come of the water Both beer and wine are and honey blend. traditional forms of offering Stir until the honey disherbal medicine. The Irish solves into the water. Then brew nettle beer is an esadd the additional flavours. sential element of a spring For my first batch of mead, cleanse. The common soda I tossed in wild rose petcalled root beer was once als. Although the rose peta concoction of roots, bural were removed from the dock, sarsaparilla and sasmead three weeks ago, their safras, meant cure all that scent still lingers. ails one, particularly syphiDo not put a lid on the jar lis. In the West Indies, large — simply keep it in a darker buckets of ginger beer are corner in the kitchen. This ABRAH made, to help the body deal way the yeast in the air ARNESON with intense heat of sumwill mingle with the mead. mer. (Ginger opens up pe- HERBS FOR LIFE Every time you go into the ripheral circulation causing kitchen, stir the mead. I like sweating, a natural cooling to stir it counter-clockwise mechanism in the body.) for a minute and then clockwise for Although the herbal beers intrigued minute. me, the fact is I do not really enjoy After a three or four days, the mead a beer. So although I enjoy thinking becomes bubbly effervescent, particuabout making herbal beers, I have a larly after stirring. hard time imagining drinking them. Be sure to taste the mead after each Because of this, I have not made herb- stirring. When the hint of vinegar’s al beers. sharp bite hits the back of the tongue, I do enjoy a glass of wine. For this it’s time bottle the mead. reason, I have never made medicinal But before that happens, one day wines. Wine is just fine the way it is. the mead will push all the rose petThe other challenge is that brewing als out of the liquid. It is like the waup beer or vinification (the process of ter wants the honey all to itself. I just making wine) always seems so compli- scooped the rose petals out and ofcated: tubes and bottles, this chemical fered them with vanilla ice cream. Deprocess and that active ingredient. licious. I do that at work when I am making Siphon the mead into bottles with medicine. I want my beverage-mak- narrow necks. ing hobby to be something outside of Narrow necks limit the growth of my day to day routine. So when I hap- bacteria that are not welcome in the pened a mead recipe that was so sim- mead-making process. Seal the bottles ple I could make it with my eyes close, with firm-fitting caps that are easy to I got out the honey. twisted off to release any pressure that Mead is the ancestor of all ferment- may build up as the mead continues to ed drinks. Every culture on the planet ferment. enjoys mead. One does not want a mead explosion In India, it is made with rainwater in the basement. stored for six years. My friend Takota Then in the cold dark month of Febtells me the origin of the word honey- ruary, when June’s rose blossoms seem moon comes from the copious amounts so far away, open a bottle of rose petal of mead Scandinavians drank during mead. their first year of marriage. The air is sweetened with the scent The Vikings believed that mead of roses and, after a glass or two, rosy turned a drunkard into a poet or a cheeks replace the pallor of winter. scholar. In the Lord of the Rings trilHerbs for Life is written by Abrah ogy, the elves prefer mead to any other Arneson, a local clinical herbalist. It is beverage. intended for information purposes only. So how does one make mead? Readers with a specific medical problem In a wide mouth jar, pour three should consult a doctor. For more inforlitres of spring water and 1,000 mg of mation, visit

Clean up and stay healthy For all the overuse of antibiotic soaps and kitchen cleaners — North Americans spend billions of dollars annually on products that don’t clean up any more effectively than plain old soap — you may be uninformed about the big problems that can come from common infections and how easy it is to avoid them. So here’s our rundown MIKE ROIZEN & MEHMET OZ on trouble-causing infections, such as gum disease (yes, that’s a bacterial infection!) and most ulcers, and simple, effectreated! tive ways to dodge them! Say yes to an HCV check: Even if you Your power: You can brush and floss don’t have symptoms, treatment that away blood-sugar problems. You’ve quells the virus reduces your risk for probably heard that gum disease liver cancer. ratchets up bodywide inflammation And make sure you and your kids that could harm your heart, but did get the HCV vaccine; 66 per cent of you know bacteria growing below your Americans haven’t done that! gum line also can raise your risk for Your power: You can stop bacteria type 2 diabetes? from causing stomach cancer. Peptic Inflammation interferes with your ulcers come from infection with the body’s ability to use blood sugar for Helicobacter pylori bacteria. When fuel — raising glucose levels to danger- it burrows into the inner wall of the ous heights. stomach, it lets your stomach’s superPlus: If you’ve already been di- strong digestive juices boost inflamagnosed with diabetes, gum disease mation and, left untreated, can lead to makes it more difficult to get your stomach cancer. blood sugar down into a normal Say yes to the checkup: Don’t ignore range, raising your risk for complica- signs that you may have a peptic ulcer. tions like atherosclerosis and nerve See your doc if you feel burning pain, damage. bloating, nausea, lack of appetite or Say yes to the brush, the floss and feel full on just a few bites of food. If the visit: Brush at least twice a day, diagnosed, you’ll get treatment with a floss daily and see your dental profes- combination of antibiotics and acidsional every six months. Follow his or blocking medications such as bismuth her advice for treating gum disease, salicylate. pronto. Your power: Preventing a heart atYour power: You can defeat a can- tack. Your digestive system plays host cer-causing virus. We’ve known for to trillions of bacteria. Eating too many some time that HPV (human papillo- foods rich in choline and lecithin (like mavirus) is the viral infection behind whole eggs, commercial baked goods cervical cancer. Now we know it also and even some supplements) and crecauses 90 per cent of anal cancers, 65 atine (found in red meat), changes the per cent of vaginal cancers, 50 per cent mix of bacteria, and certain ones gain of vulvar cancers, 35 per cent of penile evil powers, releasing artery-clogging cancers and 65 per cent of throat can- chemicals. Luckily, you can rebalance cers. These can all be thwarted with a your system by eating right and takreadily-available vaccine. ing probiotics; that’ll keep your heart Say yes to the HPV vaccine: The healthier. Centers for Disease Control and PreSay yes to the good diet: Cutting back vention reported rates of HPV strains on red meat (skinless chicken, salmon, related to genital warts and some ocean trout and beans are great altercancers have decreased 56 per cent natives), steering clear of sugary treats, among U.S. teen girls since a vaccine eating fewer eggs and avoiding dietary was introduced in 2006. Yep, the vac- supplements that contain choline or cine works and is saving lives right lecithin (a choline precursor) will renow. duce the power of bad bacteria in your Your power: You can battle anoth- gut. Vegetables and fruit, yogurt with er cancer-causing virus. The liver- live active cultures and fermented infecting hepatitis C virus (HCV) is foods like sauerkraut all promote good a prime cause of liver cancer. These bacteria. days, 75 per cent of HCV cases are in Mehmet Oz, MD, is host of The Dr. Oz adults born between 1945 and 1965, Show, and Mike Roizen, MD, is chief wellbut about 800,000 people with this ness officer and chair of Wellness Institute dangerous, treatable infection don’t at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiknow it. If you get tested, you can get est, visit



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COUPLES COMING TO CALGARY Former Masters champion Fred Couples and veteran Canadian golfer Dave Barr will join the field of the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic. The $2-million Champions Tour event will be contested at Calgary’s Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club from Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. Couples is third in the Champions Tour standings with six top10 finishes in eight events this year. The Hall-of-Fame golfer won the Masters in 1992 and has 15 PGA Tour, three European and eight Champions wins to his credit. “I have always enjoyed playing up in Canada, so I’m really looking forward to being part of the inaugural Shaw Charity Classic,” said Couples, who is competing in the British Open this week. “Calgary has been through a very challenging summer, but I hope the community will be able to enjoy watching some great tournament golf at Canyon Meadows. We all want to support the tournament’s efforts to help out some of the wonderful charities in the region.” Barr, from Kelowna, B.C., played 17 consecutive seasons on the PGA Tour before making his debut on the Champions Tour in 2002. Couples and Barr will join a field including Steve Elkington, John Cook and back-to-back major champion winner, Kenny Perry. The event has committed $1.25 million in donations to date to charities in southern Alberta.


● Men’s amateur golf: Alberta championship, Sundre Golf Club. ● Pony chuckwagons: North American championship, Westerner Days, 6 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe Granite and Stone vs. Printing Place, Great Chief 1; North Star Sports vs. Gary Moe Volkswagen, Great Chief 2; 6:30 p.m. ● Ladies fastball: Red Deer League semifinals, second game best-of-three, Red Deer Rage vs. TNT Athletics, diamond 1; N. Jensen’s Bandits vs. Snell&Oslund Badgers, diamond 2, 7 p.m. If third games in either series needed, will follow .


● Men’s amateur golf: Alberta championship, Sundre Golf Club. ● Peewee AA tier III baseball provincials: Edmonton vs Camrose, 3 p.m; Okotoks vs. Red Deer, 6 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Mosquito A tier III baseball provincials: Red Deer Blue vs. Coronation, 3 p.m.; Red Deer Red vs. Stettler, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.

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Bruce Fillion, driving the Allan Dale Industries wagon, raced out of the gates during heat four of the first night of the North American Pony Chuckwagon Championships at the Westerner grounds, Wednesday.

CURTIS WOOD JUMPS OUT TO EARLY LEAD JUST AHEAD OF FORMER CHAMPION FATHER KIETH BY ADVOCATE STAFF Keith Wood of Saddle Lake is always one of the front runners at the Red Deer Motors North American Pony Chuckwagon Championship at the Westerner Days. This year is no exception, but he may have a challenge within his own ranks. Curtis Wood, Keith’s son, had an outstanding barrel turn and grabbed the lead following the opening day of the five-day event with a solid time of one minute, 17.72 seconds on the C4Ever Consulting rig of Red Deer. His dad, a seven time champion, had to settle for second place as he charged from behind down the stretch in the final heat

to finish at 1:18.02 on the Uncle Ben’s RV wagon of Red Deer. The final heat was one of the best on the day, as expected. Lee Adamson, on the A-1 Rentals sponsored wagon, who is leading the tour standings heading into this the 13th of 21 events on the tour, was third on the evening with a 1:18.46 and defending champion Gary Thiel and the Pumps and Pressure wagon of Red Deer is fourth at 1:18.55. Curtis Hogg and the Kellough Enterprises rig of Red Deer, who is second on the tour standings, is tied for eighth at 1:19.39 with Dale Young and the Calgary Flames Ambassadors outfit. Fifth place is held down by Rene Salmond on the Paradise RV wagon of Red Deer

Country, who finished at 1:18.71 while sixth goes to Brian Miller and the Westerner Park Board of Directors outfit, who had a 1:18.81 time. Former champion Louis Johner and the Wei’s Western Wear wagon of Red Deer is seventh at 1:19.25 while Chris Spreen and the Trojan Safety Services rig of Red Deer is 10th at 1:19.45. The Rai-Lynn Trucking wagon of Lacombe, with Jack Stott onboard, sits in 11th at 1:19.65 and Marvin Hubl and the Eldorado Pressure Services wagon of Rocky Mountain House is 12th at 1:19.95. Action continues today through Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the final run set for 2 p.m. Sunday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GULLANE — The practice round schedule posted each day at Muirfield is not the only way to determine how players are getting ready for the British Open. Johnson Wagner’s name was on the tee sheet at St. Andrews over the weekend. Geoff Ogilvy could be found on the other side of the country, on links courses like Turnberry, Royal Troon and Western Gailes. Justin Rose was at North Berwick. So were Bubba Watson and Luke Donald, who got in plenty of golf along the Firth of Forth the week before the British Open. It’s not unusual for players to take off from their regular tours a week before a major to prepare. What’s different about the British Open — isn’t everything? — is that preparations

aren’t limited to the course they will be playing. “You can prepare for the U.S. Open on the range,” Ogilvy said Wednesday. “But you can only prepare for The Open on the course. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be the course you’re playing. The seaside courses here, they’re the only courses with turf like this, with sand like this. There’s something different about the seaside wind in Scotland. ... You can fly to Shanghai or Abu Dhabi and work on what you need at home. But you can’t work on what you need at home until you get here.” Tiger Woods, a three-time Open champion, arrived Sunday morning and has played nine holes a day. There was a time he would leave home a week early and head to Ireland with Mark O’Meara and David Duval, both former Open champions, and

play the links courses there. Woods loves to recall his first experience with links golf in 1995 as the U.S. Amateur champion. He played the Scottish Open at Carnoustie, and then drove down the North Sea shoreline to St. Andrews for the British Open. “I absolutely fell in love with it, to be able to dink a 5-iron from 150 yards and bump it on the ground, or vice versa — have 260 out and hit a 4-iron and it bounces over the green. That, to me, is pretty neat. Because we play everywhere around the world — an airborne game where you have to hit the ball straight up in the air and make it stop. Here it’s different. A draw will go one distance, a fade will go another, and they’re so dramatic. And I just absolutely love it.” True, adjusting to links golf can just as easily take place at Muirfield, where the British Open starts Thursday. Defending champion Ernie Els came down from Castle Stuart and has stayed at Muirfield, wrapping up his final practice round Wednesday just after 6 p.m. But there are no tricks at

Muirfield. There are hardly any blind shots. Most of the bunkers are in plain view from the tee. That’s one of the reasons that Muirfield is a favourite of so many players, who use words like “fair” and “honest test,” which aren’t always heard on other links courses. “I think of all the Open venues, it’s probably one of the least quirky ones,” Donald said Wednesday. “It’s quite straightforward. Obviously with the weather conditions, it’s playing firm and fast. It’s going to be about controlling your golf ball this week. And the weather looks good. The course is set up just the way the R&A would like it. It’s bouncy. It’s a little bit of a breeze out there. Firm conditions are a good protector of the golf course, and we certainly have that this week.” The forecast is dry for the week, with perhaps some mist on the weekend. Even though officials had the course just the way they wanted it early in the week, they have turned on a few sprinklers in the evening to keep it from getting overcooked.

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Injuries mounting as teams head into week four Football is an inherently violent way The Argonauts are banged up a little on to earn a living, but the 2013 CFL season offence, but I predict Toronto quarterback seems to be ahead of the curve in this de- Ricky Ray and the boys will still be too partment because the body count is already much for the Bombers. mounting with only three games under the Montreal takes on Calgary in a rematch belt. from last weekend and I will give the nod Every team has been affectto the Stamps once again in the ed by injury and will need to Cowtown portion of their perfordip into their player reserves mance. Calgary quarterback Kevto field 42 healthy starters this in Glenn provides the best bench weekend. strength in the CFL and will be First up is a clash between able to hold his own against a Toronto and Winnipeg in that weak Alouette defence. new out-of-the-box stadium in The same cannot be said for Manitoba’s capital. Every team Glenn’s quarterback counterin the CFL East sports a 1-2 repart, Montreal’s Anthony Calcord, so the winner will gain a villo, because AC will be under foothold on first place and even even more pressure with the loss their win-loss record. of all-star guard Scott Flory for The Bombers have a ying and the season. The loss of Flory is JIM yang thing this year because like an extra iceberg hitting the SUTHERLAND their defensive line has put a Titanic and Calvillo has to wonlot of hurt on other teams’ quarder whether he needs a prayer terbacks this year with 18 sacks book instead of a playbook this while their offensive line has year. allowed a lot of hurt on Winnipeg quarterThe other rematch has Edmonton headback Buck Pierce. ing for the West Coast to visit the Lions The Toronto Argonauts lost many of the and it will be the first time in three weeks defensive pieces from their 2012 Grey Cup the Eskies will not need to pack swim fins team and their replacements on defence instead of football cleats. The Eskimos will now find themselves in a crash course of be warm and dry under the Dome in VanFootball 101 under the guidance of Argo couver, but they will not be safe in the Lidefensive guru Chris Jones. He’s a very ons’ den. good teacher and we can expect the Argos Eskimo quarterback Mike Reilly has exdefence to improve as they get deeper into perienced serious growing pains is his role the season. as a starter and I seriously doubt wheth-


er his old buddies on the Lions will show any mercy again this week. The only question left to answer after this game will be whether Edmonton coach Kavis Reed can avoid another complete meltdown in the post-game media scrum when he discusses another Eskie loss. The last game of the weekend features wayward former Riders in their return to Saskatchewan as members of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The latest member of the defectors is Ticat head coach Kent Austin, a man who left as a Rider football god in 2007 and returns as a sworn enemy in 2013. Austin can expect little sympathy from the Green People about the poor Hamilton start to 2013 and he will likely lose another game on Sunday afternoon. Rider backup quarterback Drew Willy will likely play for Saskatchewan and his job will be made easier because Rider tailback Kory Sheets has already amassed almost 500 yards in only three games. The ‘Cats have surrendered a lot of yards against the run and I expect that trend to continue this weekend. Ticat quarterback (and Rider fan Public Enemy Number One) Henry Burris will likely get a very rough ride from both Saskatchewan fans and players in this game. But Hank might make it interesting because the Riders have given up a lot of passing yards and we all know Burris can throw a ball very well. I would still put my money on Saskatchewan to win at home in the last game of the weekend on Sunday.

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Grey Cup officially sold out REGINA — The 2013 Grey Cup is a sellout. The CFL and Grey Cup organizers made the announcement Wednesday, more than five months before the game is scheduled to be played. This year’s CFL championship game will be played Nov. 24 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina. The remaining 5,000 seats were sold following a 101-hour lottery.

James, Williams named top athletes at Espy Awards LOS ANGELES — LeBron James padded his trophy collection, receiving three at the ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year for helping the Miami Heat win a second straight NBA championship. James also won in the championship performance and NBA player categories, completing a sweep of the three awards he won last year. He shared in the best team award Wednesday night. James beat out Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for male athlete honours. Serena Williams won two awards, including female athlete of the year. She defeated a pair of Olympians, gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Missy Franklin, and former Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner. Williams didn’t attend because she’s playing a tournament in Sweden. Peterson and Phelps also won two awards each.

Man U rejects bid for Rooney LONDON — Chelsea’s audacious bid to sign striker Wayne Rooney from Manchester United has been rejected by the Premier League champions. The 27-year-old Rooney has been pushing for a move since expressing his frustration to the club about his lack of playing time towards the end of last season. But both Alex Ferguson and David Moyes, who succeeded his fellow Scot as manager in May, have insisted Rooney is not for sale since he has two years left on his contract. Despite those public statements, Chelsea has maintained its pursuit of the England striker, culminating in a formal bid submitted to its Premier League rival. The London club was moved to confirm the bid to deny reports that it had offered midfielder Juan Mata or defender David Luiz as part of a 10 million pound ($15 million) offer. “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney,” Chelsea said in a statement. “Although the terms of the offer are confidential, for avoidance of doubt ... the proposed purchase price does


Stage winner Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, passes lake SerrePoncon during the seventeenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race an individual time trial over 32 kilometers (20 miles) with start in Embrun and finish in Chorges, France, Wednesday. against him,” Gianni Bugno, president of the Association of Professional Riders, said in a statement. “We demand more respect for Chris and for all the riders.” In four days, as long as he gets through the Alps, Froome will be able to sip champagne in the saddle on the final ride to the Champs-Elysees, unusually staged in the evening this year. That would make it two victories in a row for Britain and for Team Sky, after Bradley Wiggins’ win last year. With wins in the Pyrenees and on Mont Ventoux, Froome has shown excellence going uphill. It would be a big surprise if he wilted on the three days of Alpine climbs that start on Thursday with a double ascent to the ski station of L’Alpe d’Huez, with its 21 hairpins bends to the top. Done twice, that’s 42 bends packed with spectators to be negotiated. It promises to be frenzied and spectacular — a dramatic crescendo for what already has been a highlight-rich Tour. But there are questions about how comfortable Froome is speeding downhill. He has voiced concern about a hairy descent without safety barriers that the pack tackles between the first and second as-

not include the transfer or loan of any players from Chelsea to Manchester United.”

X Games moving to Texas in 2014 The X Games are going from the glitz of Los Angeles to deep in the heart of Texas. Athletes with skateboards and motorcycles will be competing in the Texas capital after ESPN announced Wednesday that Austin will be the next North American host city for the X Games. “Austin over the last several years has really become synonymous with supporting big events,” said Scott Guglielmino, senior vice-president, ESPN programming and X Games. “The music scene is fantastic. The night life is fantastic and definitely a young, active town.” The home to the University of Texas also has the new Circuit of the Americas sports and entertainment complex, which will be the primary site for X Games Austin. The 1,500-acre complex opened in November by hosting the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and held a MotoGP motorcycle race in April. Austin was selected over three other finalists: Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C. There were initially 13 qualified bids for the Olympic-style selection process, with Austin picked to host for four years starting next May 15-18.

MLB draft spending up six per cent this year NEW YORK — Teams spent $219.9 million on signing bonuses for selections in baseball’s amateur draft this year, up 6 per cent from $207.8 million at a similar point last year. The rise followed a 10 per cent drop from a record $233.6 million in 2011, the last year before restrictions imposed by baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with players. Eleven teams went over their signing bonus pools — one more than last year — and will pay a total of $1.8 million in tax, according to preliminary figures compiled by Major League Baseball. But no club went over by more than 5 per cent and reached the second level of penalties, which would cause a club to forfeit its next firstround draft pick.

cents to L’Alpe d’Huez. He appealed to race organizers to cancel the Col de Sarenne descent and make the pack ride just once to L’Alpe d’Huez if it rains Thursday. “Just in terms of the safety of the riders, I think that has to come first,” Froome said. That eventuality was ruled out by Jean-Francois Pescheux, the event director. “This is the Tour de France. Rain hasn’t ever stopped the Tour de France. It would have to really be a natural catastrophe that blocked the road or something like that,” he told The Associated Press. “Rain isn’t the enemy of the cyclist — it’s part of the sport!” It was certainly part of Wednesday’s time trial, but not as much as initially feared. While it did rain on parts of the course, the forecast storms hit only after Stage 17 finished. That was a relief because the route went up two climbs in the mountains above the man-made Serre-Poncon lake. The twisting descents could have been terribly treacherous if wetter. Froome covered the 20 miles in 51 minutes, 33.66 seconds.

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CHORGES, France — Even when he expects to lose, Tour de France champion-in-the-making Chris Froome cannot help but win. He’s that strong and he’s making it look easy. On a day when the British rider was planning to save some energy for upcoming mountains, Froome still brushed aside the field and took his third stage win of this 100th Tour. Alberto Contador, Froome’s Spanish rival still trying to make a fight of this one-sided battle, gave his all in Wednesday’s Alpine time trial. His face contorted in a grimace of effort as he sprinted out of the saddle to the line, while spectators whipped up a thunderclap of noise by banging their fists on the barriers. Froome, having set off behind Contador, sped in a few moments later. He, too, rode hard but looked more comfortable with his easy-on-the-eye pedaling style, perched on his saddle, legs pumping underneath him like pistons in an ocean liner’s engine room. Contador shook his head and shrugged his shoulders when television flashed that Froome beat his time by 9 seconds. This was another opportunity lost for Contador — 4 minutes, 34 seconds back in second place in the overall standings— to make victory for Froome in Paris on Sunday at least feel less inevitable. “Froome is in impressive shape,” was the understated assessment of the 2007 and ’09 winner who was stripped of his 2010 victory for a failed doping test. The last Tour champion — now ex-champion — to carry as many stage wins as Froome to Paris was Lance Armstrong. That was in 2004, when Armstrong won five stages and declared he’d be giving “no gifts” to his rivals. That is all just a bad memory now. This Tour is the first since the serial doper’s name was erased last year from the race’s honour roll, literally crossed out in the official history book. Froome swears that won’t happen with him. He has repeatedly said when asked at this Tour that he is riding clean — an assurance that only has limited value in the poisonous atmosphere of doubt that is a legacy of the Armstrong years and the American’s confession to Oprah Winfrey this January that he cheated for all seven of his Tour wins, from 19992007. “The problem today is that we are traumatized by the past,” Stephane Heulot, manager of the French Sojasun team, said in an interview. “We’ve seen too many stories like this. We’ve seen too many riders swearing on the heads of their kids, their grandmothers, their mothers that they’re completely clean and then — bam! — 15 years, 10 years, five years later we’re told other things. Someone’s word no longer means anything. We can’t rely on that.” A union that represents about 600 professional riders from seven European nations supported Froome on Wednesday against what it called “unjustified allegations of doping.” “It’s not fair to blame someone without evidence




Thursday, July 18, 2013



Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 58 39 .598 55 41 .573 53 43 .552 51 44 .537 45 49 .479

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 52 42 .553 51 44 .537 43 49 .467 39 53 .424 37 55 .402

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 56 39 .589 54 41 .568 44 49 .473 43 52 .453 33 61 .351

No games scheduled GB — 2 1/2 4 1/2 6 11 1/2 GB — 1 1/2 8 12 14 GB — 2 11 13 22 1/2

Tuesday’s Games AL All-Stars 3, NL All-Stars 0 Wednesday’s Games

Chicago Milwaukee

42 38

Arizona Los Angeles Colorado San Francisco San Diego

West Division W L Pct 50 45 .526 47 47 .500 46 50 .479 43 51 .457 42 54 .438

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

51 56

.452 .404

GB — 2 4 6 8

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Tuesday’s Games AL All-Stars 3, NL All-Stars 0 Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 54 41 .568 48 47 .505 48 48 .500 41 50 .451 35 58 .376

GB — 6 6 1/2 11 18

St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati

Central Division W L Pct 57 36 .613 56 37 .602 53 42 .558

GB — 1 5

GP 3 3 3 3

CFL Standings East Division W L T 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 2 0

PF 83 79 72 63

PA 97 89 74 74

Pt 2 2 2 2

GP Saskatchewan 3 Calgary 3 B.C. 3 Edmonton 3

West Division W L T 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 1 2 0

PF 114 87 73 51

PA 67 82 63 76

Pt 6 4 4 2

15 19 1/2

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m.

Toronto Hamilton Winnipeg Montreal

WEEK THREE Saturday’s results B.C. 17 Edmonton 3 At Guelph, Ont. Hamilton 25 Winnipeg 20 Friday’s result Calgary 22 Montreal 14 Thursday’s result Saskatchewan 39 Toronto 28 WEEK FOUR Friday, July 19 Toronto at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Montreal at Calgary, 5 p.m. Edmonton at B.C., 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21 Hamilton at Saskatchewan, 5 p.m. Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Saturday’s games (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt Parades, Cal 0 9 7 0 30 Milo, Sask 0 11 6 0 29 Congi, Ham 0 8 6 3 29 Whyte, Mtl 0 6 6 3 27 x-Sheets, Sask 4 2 0 0 26 O’Neill, BC 0 6 4 3 21 Prefontaine, Tor 0 4 5 1 20 Palardy, Wpg 0 7 4 0 19 Gable, Ham 3 0 0 0 18 Goltz, Wpg 3 0 0 0 18 T.Smith, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 West, Cal 3 0 0 0 18 Shaw, Edm 0 4 4 1 17 Arceneaux, BC 2 0 0 0 12 Barnes, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Charles, Edm 2 0 0 0 12 Cornish, Cal 2 0 0 0 12 Getzlaf, Sask 2 0 0 0 12 Green, Mtl 2 0 0 0 12

Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS—Announced the resignation of president of business operations Rick George to become director of athletics at Colorado. National League SAN DIEGO PADRES—Named Mike Dee president and chief executive officer. South Atlantic League KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS—Transferred C Angel Rosario to Bristol (Appalachian). American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Acquired INF Ryan Brockett from Schaumburg (FL) for future considerations. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Released INF Kody

Hightower. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed OF Daniel Poma. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Signed C Anthony Armenio. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES—Released OF Marc Bourgeois. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS—Signed G Jordan Farmar. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Signed G-F Carlos Delfino and C Zaza Puchulia. TORONTO RAPTORS — Bought out the contract of C Marcus Camby and place him on waivers. Announced they were using their amnesty provision

on F Linas Kleiza. FOOTBALL National Football League DALLAS COWBOYS—Waived OT J.B. Shugarts and QB Dalton Williams. DETROIT LIONS—Released RB Jahvid Best. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed K Lawrence Tynes. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Agreed to terms with F Kyle Beach on a one-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS—Signed F Rich Clune to a two-year contract. SOCCER

Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Traded D Brandon McDonald to Real Salt Lake for a 2014 third-round pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional 2015 draft pick. NASL FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS—Named Gunter Kronsteiner coach. COLLEGE CASTLETON STATE—Announced the resignation of men’s ice hockey coach Alex Todd, to take an assistant coaching position at Nebraska-Omaha. COLORADO—Named Rick George athletic director, effective Aug. 12. JAMES MADISON—Named Rob Summers men’s basketball director of basketball operations. MICHIGAN—Signed men’s basketball coach

John Beilein to a three-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. MINNESOTA—Announced the NCAA approved a transfer waiver for G Malik Smith, who will be able to play this season. SETON HALL—Named Devin Jefferson women’s associate head basketball coach. ST. JOHN’S (NY)—Named Alioune Ndiaye video co-ordinator. STANFORD—Signed women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer to a contract extension. WISCONSIN-OSHKOSH—Announced the resignation of softball coach Cindy Suess. WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER—Named Daryl Keone Agpalsa offensive line coach. WOFFORD—Named Darris Nichols men’s basketball assistant coach.


Innisfail’s Harder shoots two-under to sit eighth SUNDRE — Ron Harder of Innisfail carved out a two-under par 70 during the second day of the Sun Life Financial Men’s Amateur Golf Championship Wednesday to move into sole possession of eighth place. Harder has a 36-hole total of 146 at the halfway point of the four-day event and sits at two over par and nine strokes back of Evan Holmes of Calgary Earl Grey Golf Club. Holmes had a three-under par 69 and holds a four stroke lead on Jack Wood of Banff Springs, who also came in with a 69. Matt Codd of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) shot a four-over 76 after shooting even par Tuesday and is tied for 16th at 148. Brett Pasula of the RDGCC is tied for 20th at 149 after a 74 Wednesday while Tom Skinner, also of the RDGCC, is tied for 25th at150 after a 77. Jason Thiels of Olds came in with a 75 and is at 152 and in a tie for 31st while Dane Thorogood of Sundre just made the cut with a 156 total and is in a tie for 54th after his second straight 78. Ryan Swelin of Sundre, Bob McKinlay of Lacombe, Shawn Schwartz of Stettler and Carson Kallis of the RDGCC all missed the cut. Swelin shot a 79 for a 157 total while McKinlay came with with an 84 for a 160 total. Schwartz was at 161 following an 82 while Kallis shot his second straight 81 for a 162 total.

Riggers roll to shutout win in tourney warm up EDMONTON — The Red Deer Riggers prepared for their annual tournament this weekend by downing the Edmonton Confederation Cubs 8-0 in seven innings in Sunburst Baseball League action Wednesday. Left-hander Josh Edwards went the distance on the mound, scattering four hits while fanning seven and walking one. The Riggers managed just five hits to go with six walks and scored three times in the third inning and five times in the seventh. Kerry Boon was two-forfour with an RBI while Mike Ronnie lined a two-run double

and Mark Fay scored twice while walking twice. The Riggers open their tournament Friday at 7:30 p.m. against the Innisfail Merchants junior AAA team. The Riggers also face the St. Albert Tigers Saturday at 7:30 p.m. while the Merchants and Tigers meet at 2:30 p.m.. Also on Saturday the Fort Saskatchewan A’s meet the Cubs at 9:30 a.m. and the Calgary Cardinals at 5 p.m. The Cards and Cubs clash at noon. On Sunday the third place teams in each pool meet at 10 a.m., the second place teams at 12:30 p.m. and the first place teams at 3 p.m.

Blatter hoping to see 2022 World Cup in Qatar moved to winter BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOING, Austria — FIFA President Sepp Blatter plans to ask the governing body’s executive committee to consider moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the winter in order to avoid the searing summer heat. “If this World Cup is to become a party for the people, you can’t play football in the summer,” Blatter said Wednesday. “You can cool down the stadiums but you can’t cool down the whole country.” Despite health concerns included in an official report before the vote, the FIFA executive committee opted for the tiny emirate’s bid in 2010. Blatter has repeatedly refused to say if he backed Qatar, which can have temperatures of 50 degrees C (122 degrees F) during the summer. In May, Blatter said in an interview with a French newspaper it would be “not rational and reasonable” to stage the first World Cup in the Middle East in the summertime. Moving the tournament to the winter would have a major impact on the schedule of European football leagues, which would have to change things for at least one season. “There is still enough time,” Blatter said. “I will bring this up to the executive committee.” Air-conditioned stadiums to beat the heat were a defining theme of Qatar’s bid, but the cooling technology only resolves the problem in venues for players, fans and officials. “We have to protect our partners, our commercial partners, our TV partners. We have to be tough on this,” said Blatter, who spoke during a two-day conference on sports, media and economy set up by German great Franz Beckenbauer in Austria. The head of the local organizing committee, Hassan AlThawadi, said Qatar bid for a tournament in the summer but left the option open of a possible switch to another time of the year.


Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland plays out of the bunker on the 18th hole during a practice round ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, Wednesday.


OPEN: It’s in wonderful condition “I think it’s no exaggeration to say that in my time at the R&A with direct involvement in The Open Championship, which goes back to 2000, factors have combined this year to make this the best course set up we’ve ever had in that period,” R&A chief executive Peter Dawson said. “The course is just as we want it. It’s hard. It’s fast. It’s in wonderful condition. The rough is just right. I think the players are enjoying it.” It all starts to unfold Thursday morning when Peter Senior of Australia hits the opening tee shot. Among the early starters are Els, Rose and Brandt Snedeker in one group, with Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and Hideki Matsuyama a few groups behind. The afternoon groups include Woods, Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen, along with Masters champion Adam Scott, Donald and Matt Kuchar. Tom Watson won at Muirfield in 1980 by four shots over Lee Trevino, which was a rarity in one respect. That was the only Open in the last six times at Muirfield that golf’s oldest championship was decided by more than one shot. Els won in a record four-man playoff the last time in 2002.

PGA TOUR THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Miss. — Former tournament champion Chris Kirk and 20-time PGA Tour winner Davis Love III highlight the field at the Sanderson Farms Classic at Annandale Golf Club. The four-day tournament — which is played at the same

Muirfield is seen as a thorough examination that requires solid contact in any weather, which might explain why only the best players seem to win here — Els, Nick Faldo twice, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Walter Hagen, Trevino. Snedeker tied the 36-hole record at the British Open last year at 130 — the same score Faldo had at Muirfield in 1992 — and eventually tied for third. That was at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and he sounds like he loves Muirfield even more. “There are defined areas where you need to hit it. How you get the ball in that defined area is up to you,” Snedeker said. “It’s a great mix of holes. I chart what I hit in the practice round, and I’ve hit every club in the bag every day. You’re hitting driver on some holes. You’re hitting 5-iron off the tee on some holes. It’s just a really cool mix. And depending on the wind, they can all play completely differently. “I think it’s a great test,” he said. “There’s no letup out there whatsoever.” What happens from here is difficult to project. Woods is trying to end a zero-for-16 drought in the majors. Rose is trying to become only the seventh player to win the U.S. Open and British Open in the same year. Els believes he has a chance to win again, which would put him in rare company — Old Tom Morris in 1872 is the only other player in his 40s to successfully defend his title in a major. “There’s so much to look forward to the way everything has shaped up for this Open Championship,” Scott said. “Very exciting week ahead.”

time as the British Open — begins on Thursday morning at the 7,202-yard course that has hosted the event since 1994 and served as a launching point for several young golfers’ careers. Because most of the game’s biggest stars are across the ocean competing in the British Open, Annandale gives others a more realistic shot at winning on the PGA Tour. Last year’s winner, Scott Stallings, earned a spot in this week’s British Open.

Six former tournament winners are in this year’s field, including the 28-year-old Kirk who won in 2011. Five former major winners are also in the field, including Love III, Lee Janzen, David Toms, Shaun Micheel and Mike Weir. Love III, 49, has been in the top 100 on the PGA money list for 27 straight years, going back to 1986. That streak is in danger — he is currently 158th — after he missed several months because of neck surgery.

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Raptors buy out Camby THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors have agreed to buy out centre Marcus Camby and place him on waivers. Camby, acquired as part of the trade that sent Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks, was owed $7.5 million over the final two years of his contract. The 39-year-old centre appeared in just 24 games last season for the Knicks, averaging 1.8 points per game. Camby was picked second overall by Toronto in the 1996 NBA draft and has played 973 games during his career. He expressed a desire to play for a contending team. The Raptors announced Tuesday they were using their amnesty provision on forward Linas Kleiza, who joined the team as a free agent on July 26, 2010. He played in 108 games for Toronto averaging 9.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 22.8 minutes. Kleiza played in 20 games last season and averaged 7.4 points and 2.6 rebounds.

BMX Three members of the Red Deer BMX Club were gold medal winners during Sunday’s Alberta BMX Cup race in Airdrie. Ryland Goulding, Noah Boyko and Ryder Graham struck gold while Jordan Boone won bronze.

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TORONTO — A recent NHL rule change designed to cut down on the number of concussions in the league hasn’t made a difference, a new study suggests. The research suggests the rule, which outlawed bodychecks aimed at the head and checking from a player’s blind side, has not led to lower concussion rates among pro hockey players since it came into force in the 2010-11 season. The senior author of the work said the league should take another crack at the rule change, noting that as it stands the wording is too subjective and gives referees leeway not to enforce it. “If player safety is the prime priority of the NHL in bringing this kind of rule in ... then they need to relook at this in a very serious way and adjust things,” said Dr. Michael Cusimano, a neurosurgeon who heads the injury prevention research unit at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. “If it isn’t a priority, I could see them just leaving things the way they are and it’s kind of a Band-Aid response to a major problem.” The NHL did not respond Wednesday to a request for comment on the article. And the NHL Players’ Association declined to comment because it hadn’t had a chance to review the study. But another concussion expert applauded the work, saying Cusimano and his team had performed a service by exploring the impact of the rule change. Dr. Charles Tator, a brain surgeon with Toronto Western Hospital, said the change’s lack of impact has an effect not just in the arenas of the National Hockey League, but on rinks where kids who dream of making it to the NHL some day emulate their professional heroes. “Professional hockey is still a bad influence on the amateurs,” said Tator, who is project leader for the Canadian Sports Concussion Project at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre. The study was published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One. Cusimano and colleagues painstakingly put together data on reports of concussions and suspected concussions — based on reports of symptoms — from a variety of sources.

Some of the information came from teams, others from media reports. The information was gathered for both the NHL and the Ontario Hockey League, which has stricter rules on checks to the head than the NHL does. The OHL rule penalizes any hit to the head of another player, intentional or unintentional. The data showed that there was no statistical significance in the incidence of concussions in the NHL in the 201011 and 2011-12 seasons compared to the 2009-10 season. That latter was the year before the NHL rule change went into effect. The researchers estimated there were about 5.23 concussions per 100 games in the NHL regular season. Despite its stiffer rule, the OHL didn’t have markedly different concussion rates, clocking 5.05 per 100 games in the regular season. The analysis also showed that the type of hits outlawed by the NHL rule weren’t actually the major cause of concussions. About 28 per cent of interactions produced a concussion also generated a penalty call, said Cusimano. In that

28 per cent, the bulk of the penalties were for fighting. “And blindsiding, which was what the rule was initially was written about, was only 4.1 per cent of all those.... But four per cent of 28 per cent is a very small number.” “I wasn’t totally surprised, but I was disappointed that we weren’t able to show a difference,” Cusimano said. “Part of it’s the way the rule’s written. Part of it’s the way the rule is enforced. Part of it’s the penalties associated with the rule. And part of it is that concussions are also coming from other causes like fighting, that is still allowed.” The way the NHL rule is worded gives referees outs to avoid levying penalties for some of the hits, for instance in cases where players are deemed to have put themselves in a vulnerable position. “So it’s like his fault, because he put himself into a vulnerable position. And this highlights one of the major problems in sport and particularly in hockey these days. We victimize the victim even more, rather than looking at the game and the system and saying: ’What can we do to reduce these inju-

ries?”’ Cusimano said. He suggested that if the league wants to get serious about protecting players, it has to raise the cost of concussion-inducing hits, both on the player who inflicts the injury, and on the team which sent him out to do it. If the player who sidelined Pittsburgh Penguin captain Sidney Crosby for a year was forced to spend as much time off the ice for the injury, the culture of teams might start to change, Cusimano suggested. “If there were more severe consequences to those who inflict that kind of injury — let’s say that player was out for an equal amount of time as Crosby — that might have more impact,” he said. Tator estimated that hockey has moved only about 10 per cent of the way down the path it would need to take to make the game safe for amateurs and professionals. “In terms of injury prevention, it isn’t enough to enact regulations,” he said. “The other half of the coin is enforcement. And if you really aren’t strictly enforcing a rule, the rule is going to be ineffective.”








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CURRENT REN NT ES SITES Until July 31, Red Deer RCMP photo hoto radar will be set up u in both playground round d zones and traffic ffic corridors throughout ougho out tthe he city. Playground zones und zo ones include Nolan Street, n Stre eet, Kingston Drive, Oak ve, Oa ak Street, 59th Avenu Avenue, ue, Kerry Wood Drive,, Vanier Drive, Inglewood ood D Drive, i Cornett Drive,, Davison Drive, Dunston on Street and Pamely A Avenue. Traffic corridors include 77th Street, 39th Street, 19th Street, 32nd Street, Riverside Drive, 50th Street, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, 30th Avenue and 40th Avenue. The RCMP may change locations without notice.


A restored RCAF Harvard trainer flies over the parade route during the Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday.

The Arrest-a-Guest family, the Wilsons from Stansbury Park, Utah, wave to the crowd while sporting their new western duds during the Westerner Days Parade on Wednesday morning. The family was arrested in Gasoline Alley on Tuesday afternoon.

COMPUTER HELP FOR SENIORS One-on-one computer instruction for seniors is available at the Dawe branch of the Red Deer Public Library. The library offers individual consultation to answer questions about using laptops, downloading, researching topics on the Internet and other computer-related questions. Call Tatiana at 403-318-9312 for details.


STARTED Photos by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff With a touch of the past as a Harvard flew over the route, thousands of people lined the parade route in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday morning. The weather turned terrific as the first official day of Westerner Days kicked off with the parade that included everything from a special centennial float marking the city’s 100th anniversary, a bull-riding cowboy, red-serged Mounties, red-hatted politicians, music and, of course, balloons and more balloons. The Harvard saluted the city’s centennial, as in the 1950s and ’60s it was traditional to see one fly over the parade. Action turns to Westerner Park now through to Sunday as the annual Weste e Days ays iss we de way w t tthe e erner well u underway with midway fair food to die for midway, for, the pon ny ny pony chuckwagons and plenty or acts and ot thother entertainment. The forecast for the next four days iiss generally sunny and hot, which could cou uld make for another record attendanc ce. attendance. Last year, Westerner Days hit a recor rd record 102 10 2,66 2, 6 5 vi visitors. 102,665

The live ghosts of Red Deer, representing Leonard Gaetz, Sir Francis Galbraith, the firemen and others, take a ride on the Red Deer Centennial float.

Get outdoors and celebrate Parks Day on Sunday. Jarvis Bay, Crimson Lake, Aspen Beach and Red Lodge Provincial Parks will offer events and activities for the whole family. The fun gets underway at Jarvis Bay at noon with a barbecue and a scavenger hunt. Celebrate Parks Day at Aspen Beach, near Bentley, at the Lakeview campground with a bike parade and freezies. Red Lodge, west of Bowden, offers crafts and presentations starting at noon. Crimson Lake, north of Rocky Mountain House, celebrates with interpretive programs, geocaching and a sand sculpture contest. Park visitors can share their memories and upload photos to the Alberta Parks Facebook page or on Twitter using #parksday. Parks Day is celebrated in Bow Valley Provincial Park on Sunday. Visit www. for more information.

City Councillor Tara Veer wows the crowd with her ribbon-waving skills. The Red Deer Royals perform for the crowd.

GIVE US A CALL The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.


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Gerry Paquette with his beloved 1967 Beaumont Custom. The car apparently sat in a B.C. man’s rec room for about 15 years before Gerry bought it. Apparently, the man’s daughter had to knock down a wall to get the car out of the house.

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My featured car guy this ribbing from his Ford budweek is Gerry Paquette. dies, seeing that a GM parts Gerry is the proud owner manager needed parts for of a 1967 Beaumont Custom. his GM car. Chevy strength It was originally purchased came through and Gerry by Tom Harding from Trapp still made it to Radium and Motors in New Westminster, the car did not leave him B.C. stranded. Gerry is good at keeping He got a new alternator records and he investigatand drove to the car show ed this car’s history. and then back home. The original owner Gerry gets lots of positive drove this car for 157,316 feedback on this car, like “ JOHN miles and the engine needMan that’s a nice car!” RATHWELL ed a rebuild in 1984. This car is a keeper, unNow there is some Chevy less he finds his original CLASSIC CARS car. Gerry’s durability. love for Beaumonts dates back to DecemAfter 17 years and 157,316 miles the car got a replacement motor, ber 1966, when he purchased a brand new white with a blue interior Beaudecoded to be a 1969 big journal 327. The car was repainted in 1990, and mont Custom with a 327 four-speed in Debden, Sask. is still sports the same paint today. He is looking for his original car bePart of the reason that the paint job lasted for 23 years is a story that this cause of the fond memories from that car sat enclosed in Mr. Harding’s rec time. He even has the serial number and room for about 15 years. Tom Harding’s daughter Denise the GM documentation for that car, so Gronlund is rumoured to have had to if anyone can help him that would be knock down a wall to get the car out super. If he can’t find that car, he would of the house. More to this story is that Denise’s settle for a 1964 Pontiac Custom Sport daughter got married in this car and convertible with a powerglide. One of the things about Gerry that there is a yellow pompom still hangimpresses me the most is his passion ing from the mirror today. The newlyweds were moving to an and willingness to help and sponsor island that did not require an automo- car events in Central Alberta. bile, so she sold it to Daryl Auger in Port Alberni. During this time, the car was offered to Jay Leno and although he didn’t buy it, Gerry has a copy of that letter. ● Today: Parkland Mall Cruise If anyone knows Denise Gronlund, Night Gerry is still searching for more de● Saturday: Lacombe Days Show tails of the story behind this car. and Shine Gerry bought the car from Daryl in ● Saturday and Sunday: fifth AnSeptember 2006. nual Drag Races in Stettler At that time, Gerry owned a 1967 Beaumont and it was time to redo it or John Rathwell is a local financial find another one. planner, car enthusiast and freelance After Super Run 2006, an acquain- writer. tance put out an ad that he was selling a ’67 Beaumont for a friend, and listed the WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE options. Our flyer distributed between July 17 - 19 and effective July Gerry sent him an 19 - 25, 2013. Page 2: Swiffer Bissell Steamboost Steam Mop email and learned the (#30758283) at 46.93. Due to unforeseen circumstances, this item story on the car and he will not be available. was hooked! We apologize for any inconvenience this may have The only problem is caused. that Gerry lives in Red Deer and the car was in Port Alberni. Lucky for Gerry, he is the parts manager at Kipp Scott Pontiac and one of the mechanics Plans may obtained from the Lacombe County office, west was heading to Port Alof Lacombe, Alberta or from the office of the Consultant, berni. GENIVAR, at 7710 Edgar Industrial Court, Red Deer, Alberta, T4P 4E2 (403-342-7650) on or after July 16, 2013. Garnett the mechanic inspected the car and Deposit: $50.00 payable to GENIVAR (Non-refundable) rented a trailer to bring Tenders will be received by the undersigned until: it home to Gerry’s ga2:00 p.m., July 30, 2013 rage. Gerry is forever At the Administration Office of: grateful to Garnett for his help. Lacombe County Phone 403-782-6601 40403 Range Road 274 The odometer now (Approx. 4km west of the overpass at Hwy 2 and Hwy 12) reads 170,600 miles, comRR 3 pared to 166,295 when he Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N3 bought it. For the following work: Gerry loves to drive Tender No. 131-14168-00 the car as often as he Bridge Culvert Installation and Other Work can when the weather is nice. Bridge File No. 74550 Watercourse, Local Road, NW 36-40-4-5 If you want to meet 3.67 m dia. SPCSP culvert by 47.55m invert length Gerry and see the car Note: Contractor to supply all materials. that Jay Leno missed Contract Completion Date: October 15, 2013 out on, come on down to the Thursday cruise Tenders must be accompanied by a certified cheque or bid bond night that Dave Burden in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the total sum tendered. hosts. Lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. If further information is required, please contact Mr. Bill Cade, Public The longest trip that Works Supervisor for Lacombe County at 403-782-3567. he has taken the car on For technical or engineering information please contact Mr. was a jaunt down to RaKurt Petrica, GENIVAR, at 403-314-6334. dium last September. He did have an alternator issue, but with these old cars it is an easy fix. Gerry did get some










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new outlook raises this year’s growth forecast to 1.8 per cent from the previously projected 1.5 expectation, that is almost entirely due to a stronger than anticipated first quarter. The bank sees the economy expanding at a rate of 2.7 per cent in 2014 and 2015, little different from the April forecast of 2.8 per cent and 2.7 per cent growth in the two years. The bank continues to anticipate that the Canadian economy won’t return to full capacity until mid-2015. Traders also digested remarks from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke that the Fed could slow the pace of a key element of economic stimulus later this year if the economy strengthens.

If soda-and-snackfood giant PepsiCo were to eat up Oreo cookiemaker Mondelez, as an activist investor is proposing, the deal would reunite two of the most powerful women in the food industry. Nelson Peltz, an investor who has stakes in both companies, said during on CNBC Tuesday that he wants PepsiCo Inc. to spin off its underperforming beverage business and beef up its Frito-Lay snack business with Mondelez. The New York native knows both women, having played a behind-thescenes role in the creation of Mondelez and engaging in talks with PepsiCo about its restructuring options. Peltz has disclosed stakes worth $1.23 billion in Mondelez and $951.8 million in PepsiCo. Some industry analysts believe a merger is possible. Consumer Edge Research CEO Bill Pecoriello has noted that the global snack business is much more attractive to PepsiCo than the soda business, which has been declining for years in developed markets such as the U.S. In fact, Consumer Edge issued a report in March detailing how a merged PepsiCo and Mondelez would work in markets around the world. The report found that the combined company would benefit because there are many regions where one of the companies has a big presence and the other doesn’t. Little is known publicly about the relationship between PepsiCo’s glamorous CEO, Indra Nooyi, and Irene Rosenfeld, the top executive at Mondelez, who tends to stay out of the spotlight. But the paths they took to the top of their respective companies intersected briefly when Rosenfeld left Kraft to join PepsiCo as head of its Frito-Lay division in 2004.

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GM Canada ruled wrong to cut benefits General Motors Canada breached its contract when it reduced the health care and life insurance benefits for some of its retired workers, an Ontario court ruled Wednesday. In a 27-page decision, Ontario Superior Justice Edward Belobaba said GM Canada was “not contractually entitled” to make changes to the benefits of salaried retirees. In some cases, the long-time retirees saw their basic life insurance benefit cut from more than $100,000 to $20,000. However, the court ruled the automaker was within its rights to reduce or eliminate some of the additional benefits enjoyed by its executive retirees. The decision comes after a class action lawsuit was launched against GM Canada in 2010. The case was on behalf of more than 3,297 retirees and their families including 67 executive retirees.

Canada-EU trade deal may come in 2014 The European Union’s top diplomat in Ottawa says its long-sought free-trade deal with Canada might not be completed until next year. Despite that prediction, EU Ambassador Matthias Brinkmann softened his recent criticism of Canada over the stalled trade talks, saying the deal might prove better for Canada in the long run. Brinkmann, who is leaving Canada this month after a four-year posting, says the fouryear-old talks are down to “fine tuning in the final stretch.” Brinkmann also says the agreement will have the prior approval of the EU’s 28 member states, in order to prevent one of them from vetoing it. The envoy’s upbeat tone is a shift from his recent suggestion that stalling on Canada’s side prevented the deal from coming together in February. — The Canadian Press

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Minnie the Marvelous pot belly pig took in some of the country music at Red Deer’s outdoor barn dance on Little Gaetz on Tuesday night. The two-year-old swine was taking a well-deserved night off from entertaining audiences by playing the guitar, playing hoops, dancing and other tricks. Minnie lives in Pigeon Lake with her owner Jenny Sparrow. Minnie will be performing at a country music festival in Innisfail in August. For more information, see Minnie Potbellypig on Facebook or call 780-938-5537.

Farming families recognized BY ADVOCATE STAFF


Descendants of homesteaders from Condor, Eckville, Innisfail, Stettler and Sundre were honoured on Wednesday at Red Deer’s Westerner Days. The Century Farm and Ranch Award was presented to several Central Alberta farming families at a special awards dinner held at Westerner Park. The dinner was attended by Diana McQueen, Alberta’s minister of environment and sustainable resource development. The award recipients included Joanne Hollingsworth and Dan Lyon of Condor, Clarence and Aida

Koots of Eckville, Doug, Tina, Hannah and Mathew Noyes of Innisfail, and Guy and Linda Walstrom of Stettler. Also awarded were Evelyn Mill, Phyllis and Raymond Cormack, Noel and Christy Cormack for the Erickson Family Farm of Sundre. The recognition is for Alberta families who have farmed or ranched the same land for a century or more. Other honoured families were from Crossfield, Bluffton, Rowley, Rumsey, Delia and Dalemead.

Loonie dips as bank rate left intact FIRST POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM CENTRAL BANK’S NEW GOVERNOR BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Canadian dollar piled on the losses Wednesday after the Bank of Canada kept its key rate unchanged at one per cent and indicated it is in no rush to raise rates. The loonie gave up all of Tuesday’s gain of almost half a cent, closing down 0.45 of a cent to 96.02 cents US. The latest word on interest rates from the Bank of Canada and the Monetary Policy Report represent the first policy announcement from the central bank’s new governor, Stephen Poloz. The Poloz influence was evident in the explanatory note to the rate announcement, which dropped the reference that interest rates are likely to remain unchanged for a period of time.

Instead, the new governor made clearer that he intends to makeo no changes as long as considerable slack remains in the economy, inflation remains muted and household finances continue to improve. “The forward-looking language was made somewhat more definitive than in previous iterations of the communique, tying the normalization of interest rates to specific economic factors such as household indebtedness, economic slack and muted inflation,” said Royal Bank economist Francis Fong. “While these factors have always been top of mind for the bank, they were made somewhat more explicit.” The Bank of Canada has kept its key rate at one per cent since September 2010. The Canadian central bank’s

Dell shareholders weigh $24.4 billion buyout offer COMPANY MAKES LATE PUSH FOR VOTES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — Dell Inc. is making a late push to win shareholder support for founder Michael Dell’s plan to take the slumping computer maker private, an indication that Thursday’s scheduled vote could be close. Supporters of the $24.4 billion buyout offer believe Dell Inc. stands a better chance of turning around if it can make long-term strategic decisions without worrying about meeting Wall Street’s quarter-to-quarter expectations. But some big investors have already signalled opposition to the bid. Activist investor Carl Icahn believes the offer undervalues the company. The company’s decision to go private is a reflection of the tough times facing the personal computer industry as people delay replacing traditional computers and spend their money instead on the latest smartphones and tablets. PC sales have been falling, and tablets are expected to out-


Dell CEO Michael Dell smiles at the 2007 Oracle Open World conference. A proxy firm is recommending that Dell shareholders vote in favor of a deal that would allow the company’s founder and an investment firm to buy it and take it private. sell laptops this year. CEO Michael Dell is hoping to evolve the company into a more diversified seller of technology services, business software and high-end computers — much the way IBM Corp. had successfully transformed itself in the 1990s.

Shareholders have until Thursday’s meeting at the company’s headquarters in Round Rock, Texas, to cast votes. On Tuesday, a special committee of the company’s board sent a letter to shareholders emphasizing its opposition to a rival plan by Icahn and his

Southeastern Asset Management fund. Together, they own 13 per cent of Dell. The committee said Icahn could have trumped the $13.65-per-share offer from Michael Dell and his group of investors, but instead submitted a recapitalization plan that it called risky and short on details. Icahn’s plan calls for rewarding shareholders with some cash now, but leaving about a third of the shares outstanding for shareholders to benefit from a successful turnaround. “I believe it’s a very, very close vote,” said Patrick Moorhead, a technology analyst in Austin. “Institutional investors usually let a company know where they stand, so you can imagine a war room where (Dell advisers) are counting votes.” In corporate elections like this, shareholders can change their vote right up to the last minute. Michael Dell’s task is made more difficult by an agreement that he would not cast his shares, which represent about 16 per cent of the company’s stock.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 93.18 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.82 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.67 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.64 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.98 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.77 Cdn. National Railway . 105.48 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 133.30 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 37.40 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.00 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.98 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.73 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.62 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.40 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.71 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.36 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.71 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.74 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.20 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46.56 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 31.83 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.88 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.96 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.90 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.30 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 11.70 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 48.56 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 14.92 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.46 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.25 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.90 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.20 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.09 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 16.34 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.87 First Quantum Minerals . 16.15 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 27.62 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.36 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.15 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.65 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.95 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Wednesday with the focus mainly on central banks, as the Bank of Canada left its key rate unchanged and the Federal Reserve offered reassurances on economic stimulus. The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 51.88 points to 12,568.77, with strong support from base metal stocks as investors continued to buy up oversold miners. The Canadian dollar was down 0.45 of a cent to 96.02 cents US as the Bank of Canada kept its key rate unchanged at one per cent and indicated it is in no rush to raise rates. The Dow Jones industrial gained 18.67 points to 15,470.52, the Nasdaq rose 11.5 points to 3,610 and the S&P 500 index gained 4.65 points to 1,680.91. Markets went through weeks of volatility after Bernanke first mentioned in late May that the Fed could start tapering its bond purchases, which have kept interest rates low and fuelled a rally on stock markets, later this year and wind it up by the middle of next year. Investors also had a number of major U.S. earnings reports to digest. Bank of America earned US$3.6 billion or 32 cents a share in the quarter after payments to preferred share-

Teck Resources . . . . . . . 23.71 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 27.67 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 48.20 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 48.90 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.76 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.76 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 33.37 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.18 Canyon Services Group. 11.52 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.50 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.740 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 17.81 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.56 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.46 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 44.14 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.13 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.40 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.50 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.91 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.88 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.690 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.47 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.63 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.83 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.72 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 8.12 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 53.25 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.69 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.04 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.12 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.80 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.99 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.48 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 46.84 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.09 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.98 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 76.48 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.74 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 63.80 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.85 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.16

holders, up 70 per cent from a year ago. The results were seven cents higher than analysts had forecasted and its shares were up 39 cents to $14.31. After the close, Intel posted quarterly earnings of 39 cents a share, which met estimates. Its shares moved down 1.7 per cent in after hours trading in New York. On the economic front, the Fed said in its latest regional survey that it sees the overall economy growing at a modest to moderate pace, although there is also some reluctance to hire full-time workers. The Fed also said six districts reported faster growth in multi-family construction. Other data showed U.S. builders started work on fewer homes and apartments in June. However, the slowdown wasn’t enough to suggest the housing recovery is faltering. Developers began construction at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 836,000 homes in June, nearly 10 per cent below May’s total of 928,000, which was revised higher. Most TSX segments were positive and financials narrowly led advancers, up 1.05 per cent rose per cent with Royal Bank (TSX:RY) ahead $1.22 to $63.80 while Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) gained 91 cents to $58.04. The base metals sector ran up 0.95 per cent even while September

housing recovery is faltering.


copper on the Nymex dipped six cents to US$3.13 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) advanced 37 cents to C$16.15 and Rio Alto Mining (TSX:RIO) ran up 11 cents to $2.30. The segment has been strengthening over the last couple of weeks, up 10.9 per cent from its lows of the year from late last month, despite weak copper prices. The industrials group rose 0.88 per cent as Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) gained $1.53 to $133.30. Tech stocks also lifted the TSX as BlackBerry (TSX:BB) improved by 15 cents to $9.64. The energy sector edged up 0.44 per cent while the August crude contract in the New York Mercantile Exchange moved 48 cents higher US$106.48 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) was ahead 44 cents to C$33.37. The gold sector lost about 2.65 per cent as August bullion shed early gains to move down $12.90 to US$1,277.50 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) faded 28 cents to C$16.34 and Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K) gave back 15 cents to $5.15.

CEOS: Stay in touch

FED: Wants to see progress

At the time, Nooyi was serving as PepsiCo’s chief financial officer and was regarded as a strong contender for the top spot. In 2006, Rosenfeld ended up leaving to return to Kraft as CEO; Nooyi was promoted to CEO at PepsiCo less than two months later. Without providing details, a spokesman said Nooyi keeps in touch with Rosenfeld, with whom she has a warm relationship. As the chief executives of two of the country’s biggest snack food makers, they’ve dealt with many of same pressures, including the push to make their products healthier and the spotlight that comes with being among the ranks of women CEOs in the Fortune 500. Nooyi is a high-profile figure whose name has been bandied about for various high-profile positions including the head of the World Bank. The 57-year-old appears at home in front of the cameras, whether she’s making appearances on CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer or talking about her days in a rock band while growing up in India. She has said that her greatest extravagance is clothes, given the fact that she can’t be seen in public wearing the same outfit too many times. Rosenfeld, meanwhile, is known among reporters for closely sticking to sound bites in interviews. She doesn’t seem as comfortable around the press, but people who’ve known her say that she is warmer in private. And although impeccably dressed, the Chinese publication Modern Weekly once noted that Rosenfeld was wearing a brooch she had been spotted wearing in several other published photos. “You can clearly see where she chooses to devote her time,” the publication wrote in apparent praise. While at Kraft, Rosenfeld’s takeover of British confectioner Cadbury to expand overseas was driven in great part by Peltz.

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,568.77 up 51.88 points TSX Venture Exchange — 910.82 down 0.02 point TSX 60 — 722.14 up 4.14 points Dow — 15,470.52 up 18.67 points S&P 500 — 1,680.91 up 4.65 points Nasdaq — 3,610 up 11.50 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.02 cents US, down 0.45 of a cent Pound — C$1.5845, up 1.39 cents Euro — C$1.3667, up 0.21 of a cent Euro — US$1.3124, down 0.40 of a cent Oil futures: US$106.48 per barrel, up 48 cents (August contract) Gold futures: US$1,277.50 per oz., down $12.90 (August contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $20.828 per oz., down 79.6 cents $669.62 per kg., down $25.59

But Bernanke cautioned that the Fed wants to see substantial progress in the job market before scaling back its US$85 billion in monthly bond purchases. Markets went through weeks of volatility after Bernanke first mentioned in late May that the Fed could start tapering its program of monthly purchases of US$85 billion of bonds later this year and wind it up by the middle of next year. Investors feared Bernanke’s comments meant the Fed was ready to let rates rise sooner and faster than they’d expected. Since then, the Fed has tried to soothe nerves by stressing that the Fed won’t pull back on its stimulus unless there’s clear evidence that the economy and the job market are improving as much as the Fed has forecast. But the dollar has weakened and bond yields have risen ever since Bernanke mentioned the possibility of tapering. The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury has risen from about 1.6 per cent at the beginning of May to around 2.5 per cent. Commodity prices were mixed with the August crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 48 cents to US$106.48 a barrel. September copper on the Nymex dipped six cents to US$3.13 a pound. August gold bullion declined $12.90 to US$1,277.50 an ounce. On the economic front, the Fed said in its latest regional survey that it sees the overall economy growing at a modest to moderate pace, although there is some reluctance to hire full-time workers. The Fed also said six districts reported faster growth in multi-family construction. Other data showed U.S. builders started work on fewer homes and apartments in June. However, the slowdown wasn’t enough to suggest the

TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 910.82, down 0.02 point. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 330.60 million shares.

Hawaii union, community members protest conversions of hotel rooms into condominiums

ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $1.30 higher $527.40; Jan. ’14 $1.20 higher $533.30; March ’14 unchanged $537.10; May ’14 $0.20 higher $536.30; July ’14 $0.40 higher $535.50; Nov. ’14 $2.50 higher $513.10; Jan ’15 $2.50 higher $513.10; March ’15 $2.50 higher $513.10; May ’15 $2.50 higher $513.10; July ’15 $2.50 higher $513.10; Nov. ’15 $2.50 higher $513.10. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 unchanged $194.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $199.00; March ’14 unchanged $199.00; May ’14 unchanged $199.00; July ’14 unchanged $199.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $199.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $199.00; March ’15 unchanged $199.00; May ’15 unchanged $199.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 211,440 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 211,440.

BMO forecasts steady growth for Manitoba

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HONOLULU — Union and community members are protesting the conversion of hotel rooms into condominiums. Unite Here Local 5 spokeswoman Paola Rodelas told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser condo conversions are popular with developers, who can profit quickly from the sale of the converted units. But conversions lead to job losses because people typically don’t have the same expectations for service at residential condominiums, condotels and time shares that they do for hotels. Local 5 and members of the AiKea Movement say condo conversions contributed to the loss of 3,250 accommodations jobs statewide between

2006 and 2010. Since 2007, they have cost the state more than $30 million in annual tax revenues, the groups say. “When jobs are lost to conversions, the state has less money to fund education, public improvements and the social services that our local working families depend on,” Rodelas said. But Waikiki Improvement Association President Rick Egged said the conversions help Hawaii remain competitive by providing the capital to upgrade aging hotel units. “Time shares also provide higher occupancy than standard hotel units and provide higher average visitor spending. The Hawaii visitor benefits from a mix of product on the market,” Egged said. Local 5 and AiKea members plan to rally in

front of the Ilikai Hotel on Wednesday. Rodelas said the circa-1964 hotel is a poster child for industry job losses due to conversions. In its heyday the Ilikai employed 750 union workers. However, jobs were cut as hotel rooms were eliminated in various sales. Now, there are about 63 union workers at the hotel, which over the years has shrunk to about 200 rooms from about 800. In recent times the union has been battling against a plan by New York-based iStar Financial Inc. to sell off the Ilikai’s remaining hotel rooms as condominiums. Online: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,


WINNIPEG — Manitoba is headed for a period of steady economic growth, according to a report issued Wednesday by Bank of Montreal. In Winnipeg alone, the bank expects to see 12,000 new jobs created over the next three years. That would pull the jobless rate in the province’s largest city down to five per cent, among the lowest in Canada. “Manitoba’s diverse economy continues to grow at a steady pace,” BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic said. “Stability remains one of Manitoba’s key economic strengths, and the city of Winnipeg is no exception.” The bank estimates Manitoba’s economy will grow by two per cent this year, down from 2.7 per cent last year, but still better than the national average. It says Manitoba’s manufacturing sector is on the mend after falling seven per cent during the 2009 recession. Manufacturers that serve the transportation and aerospace sectors were hit especially hard during the downturn. Fiscal woes in many U.S. cities, along with tightened travel spending, meant fewer orders for new planes, trains and buses. But now, BMO says companies such as Boeing Canada are ramping up production. Boeing’s Winnipeg site is the largest aerospace compos-

ite manufacturer in the country, producing parts for several commercial airplane models. And Winnipeg-based public transit bus-maker New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI) announced some encouraging news earlier this week. It said it received new orders for 513 buses, including 253 firm orders and 260 options, during the second quarter — a big increase from the same period last year, when it only received 90 orders. BMO said exports should be boosted further if recent weakness in the Canadian dollar persists. The bank said Manitoba’s mining and energy sectors are also seeing strong momentum, though they are a relatively small part of the province’s economy. Oil production was at about 18 million barrels in 2012, up substantially from eight million barrels just five years ago. On the housing front, Winnipeg is experiencing some softness, as many other Canadian cities are in the wake of tightened federal mortgage rules announced last year. Existing home sales in Winnipeg were down 6.3 per cent in the first six months of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago. However, average prices are up seven per cent and new listings were up eight per cent from a year ago in June. BMO said housing in Winnipeg remains much more affordable than

Calgary, Vancouver or Toronto. Housing starts were at just over 4,000 units in the year leading up to June — close to the highest level since the late 1980s.

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chael vs Guy Celebrity Cook-Off) serving as mentors. The new show begins Sept. 8. TV personality and chef Alton Brown hosts Cutthroat Kitchen, starting Sept. 1, in which four chefs must choose between spending $25,000 to help themselves get ahead in the competition or to sabotage competitors. The autumn schedule kicks off Aug. 18, with 20 new series and returning shows, the network said in a release. In other new series, Robert Irvine (Restaurant: Impossible) gathers eight aspiring restaurateurs for a bus road trip. Their skills are tested until at the end, one re-

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, July 18, 2013 C5 maining competitor is dropped off at his or her own restaurant in Restaurant Express. Two teams of aspiring food entrepreneurs battle it out in Food Court Wars, starting Aug. 27 and hosted by Tyler Florence (The Great Food Truck Race). The goal is to win their own restaurant rent-free. Established food retailers try to keep their businesses alive as Thieves, Inc., starting Sept. 12, follows security experts hired to show store owners where they are at risk of losing millions of dollars in goods. The fall schedule also has new seasons of returning shows Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics, Chopped and more.

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TORONTO — A new study raises a red flag about a therapy commonly used in advanced prostate cancer. The work suggests that what’s known as androgen deprivation therapy may increase a patient’s risk of developing acute kidney injury. The team behind the study says the risk they’ve identified doesn’t outweigh the benefits of the treatment in men who have metastatic prostate cancer. But they suggest for men who don’t have advanced prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the risk-benefits formula may not be the same. The research was led by scientists from McGill University in Montreal and is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This type of study cannot prove using the treatment caused acute kidney injury; it can only say that there may be a link between using the therapy and developing the condition. Lauren Azoulay, who is one of the authors, said the findings suggest that a sort of treatment creep that has been seen with androgen deprivation therapy in recent years should be reconsidered. Where the treatment — which drives down the production of hormones that fuel growth of the cancer — used to be used only in men whose cancer had metastasized, now it is sometimes used to treat lower-grade prostate cancers or men who have had what’s called a biochemical recurrence. That’s when the level of PSA (short for prostate specific antigen) in a man’s blood rises after the man has gone through treatment such as removing the prostate or radiation. “For this population I think we need to be careful because the randomized controlled trials have not shown any effect of androgen deprivation therapy on survival in these patients, ... on non-metastatic patients,” Azoulay said Tuesday in an interview. The study, which was conducted using data from the United Kingdom, found what Azoulay called a “pretty strong effect” of the androgen deprivation therapy. Among prostate cancer patients who didn’t get the treatment, acute kidney injury occurred at a rate of about three cases per 1,000 people per year. Prostate cancer patients who got the treatment had an additional 4.5 cases per 1,000 people per year, bringing the rate among them to 7.5 per 1,000 people per year. Azoulay said the nature of the U.K. databases the group mined allowed them to control for things like whether the men smoked, drank alcohol and other factors that might have increased their risk of acute kidney injury. But Dr. Ron Wald, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, said the study did not look for whether the men had chronic kidney diseases. Chronic kidney conditions raise one’s risk of developing acute kidney injury, he said. While he said he isn’t dismissing the findings, Wald said the study results may have been affected — raised — by chronic kidney disease in some of the men studied.









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Bamford leads with seven nods BRODY HAS FIVE NOMINATIONS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS With seven nominations, Gord Bamford has taken the early lead at this year’s Canadian Country Music Association awards — but for the 37-year-old, who has taken home hardware four of the last five years, this is certainly not old hat. “No, it never gets boring — it gets a little nerveracking,” says the Lacombe singer, up for categories including album of the year, songwriter of the year and the fans’ choice award. “The Canadian music industry is so great, the country music industry is so competitive with so many great new bands, you’ve always got to be at the top of your game, and hopefully it pans out.” The nominations were announced Wednesday, and for a second straight year, Bamford will go toe-to-toe with Nova Scotia-based Dean Brody, who Gord Bamford has five nominations of his own. “I just try to keep it real simple, and keep doing what Gord Bamford does well,” says Bamford, about his secrets to his enduring success. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The two are just a few of the 130 artists and groups up for the Canadian country music industry’s most vaunted prizes, including veteran songbird Michelle Wright for female artist of the year, platinum recording artist Terri Clark for video of the year and Scotland-born Johnny Reid for fans’ choice. “(Canadian country music) is stronger than ever,” says Bamford. “People should start paying a little more attention, because we’ve got such a great industry here, and such a great opportunity to play music.” Among the first-time nominees feeding the industry-wide competition Bamford sees is Autumn Hill, one of 29 other artists or groups making their CCMA debut. The band, composed of Calgary’s Tareya Green and Toronto’s Mike Robins, could barely contain laughter and wide smiles about being nominated for the rising star award. “It’s kind of the top, just to be in the company of such amazing artists,” says Green. “(Robins) was saying earlier, being accepted into the group and fabric of country music, it’s incredible.” “We’re on a 10 right now,” added Robins. Autumn Hill were also announced as one of the performers for the show, which airs on Sept. 28. The pair will join Grammy-nominated Tennessee troupe the Band Perry and circuit veterans Emerson Drive, among other performers yet to be revealed. For their part, Emerson Drive members are more philosophical about the honour. “Obviously to get nominations helps your career, winning helps your career, we’ve been fortunate we’ve won a few,” says lead singer Brad Manes. “We’re a road band though — it doesn’t matter whether we win or lose, we’re back on the road playing for fans who have supported our career from day one.” The CCMAs, which will conclude Country Music Week, will be held at Rexall Place in Edmonton — not far from the floods that devastated huge swaths of the area around Calgary. Green, born and raised in Calgary, says her brother Sean has been volunteering to help in High River, one of the areas hardest hit by the devastation. The band has teamed up with the Red Cross to raise funds for recovery efforts at shows this summer as they tour in support of their upcoming album. “I think (Country Music Week) would just infuse any sort of energy or sense of community — any positivity helps with everyone’s spirit,” she said. “It’s incredible to see them all come together and rebuilding the city.” “Albertans will really come together ... it’s definitely a tragedy,” Bamford says. “That’s what we do as Canadians, we help each other out.”

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A trip to the Starpower World Championships of dance in Las Vegas paid off big time for dancers of Red Deer’s Strive Academy. Accolades included achieving a 98 per cent average score for a rendition of Broadway’s Newsies, which qualified for the Battle of the Star finals. While the group placed second in the final battle, the Red Deer dancers won the overall Showmanship Award for age 12-and-over. A Strive tap dance routine, Lazy River, was also a finalist in the age nine to 11 category and won a costume award. As well, Strive’s artistic director, Judy Dorland received a choreography award. Among several other honours, the company’s age 12 to 14 contemporary dance piece, Diary of a Young Girl, based on the Anne Frank story, received a special judge’s award. It was choreographed by New York City Rockette Alison Jantzie, of Lacombe, a former student of Dorland’s.

Local artist to talk about ‘the urban fabric’ BY ADVOCATE STAFF The relationship between urban design, nature and art will be discussed by a local artist tonight in Red Deer. Carol Lynn Gilchrist, whose cARTography exhibit of artworks is showing in the Corridor Gallery downstairs at the Recreation Centre, will present her ideas on “map as art” from 5 p.m. at the same location.

Sharknado to bite again THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Syfy says flying sharks will bite again. The network is announcing a sequel to Sharknado, which became an instant campy classic with its recent airing. The new film premieres in 2014. This time the mayhem moves from Los Angeles to New York City. There, as before, sharks can be expected to plunge from the sky and plow through the streets as a result of an ecological nightmare. No other details of the film were disclosed. Syfy also announced a special Twitter contest to give the movie an appropriate subtitle. Fans can tweet their subtitles to @SyfyMovies using the hashtag Sharknado.

Her discussion will engage art viewers in a conversation about how urban design can exist alongside a natural setting, as expressed in her artworks. Gilchrist, a retired community planner who combines her passion for painting with her love of maps and nature, said she wants to start a conversation about “the urban fabric.” This includes talking about how constructed forms can still allow for the protection of natural areas and watersheds.

Her hand-drawn and painted maps and landscapes “celebrate the river valley and remnant pieces of parkland found in our city.” This artist talk, held in partnership with the Alberta Professional Planning Institute (Red Deer) and the Corridor Community Gallery on the lower level of the Recreation Centre, will go from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m., but will be followed by a mix and mingle reception until 7 p.m., with snacks and light refreshments served.


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Family at odds over help for mom with cancer Dear Annie: My daughter, “Elizabeth,” is a profes- and shopping while he cuts the bushes, cleans the sional who is married to an older man. I’ll call him gutters and prays (he is very religious). She is not go“Jacob.” They have two children. ing to get well if she is exhausted. Elizabeth recently was diagnosed with ovarian My sweet daughter always takes her husband’s cancer and is going through intense chemotherapy. side, and my husband tells me to look after my own Early in her treatment, Jacob used to help a lot health, because I had a mild heart attack a few around the house with laundry and months ago. meals, and took good care of the kids. How do we handle this? — Distraught But she is halfway through her treatMother ments, and although Jacob still looks Dear Distraught: We know you want after Elizabeth and the children, he Jacob to take over all of these chores, expects her to do a lot more around the and we agree that he should do more on house. the days when Elizabeth has her chemo. Of course, as soon as Elizabeth feels But try to be more compassionate. a little strong, she goes beyond her caJacob is going through a difficult pepacity and does too much. riod, too, and also needs a break. This aggravates me. Elizabeth never Please do what you can for your demands that Jacob help more. I had an daughter’s family. It is a great help argument with him over it. when you can cook a meal or take the On the day of one of her treatments, kids. I reminded him to be home in time to If you can afford to hire someone to pick up the oldest child from school. He assist on the days when Elizabeth has replied, “I will see when I will be fina chemo treatment, that would be an ished at my mother’s.” I told him that on amazing gift. MITCHELL the day of the chemo, he cannot leave Otherwise, please back off a bit. You & SUGAR his wife alone with two children, supper are not helping yourself or your daughand homework time. It is very tiring for ter by getting into fights with her husher. He said he does not need to be reband and adding stress to her life. minded. Then we got into an argument, Dear Annie: My husband and I are and he said we do not love him, we only going to his best friend’s wedding in do things for our daughter, and we are lucky he does two weeks. not close the door in our faces. I’ve picked a teal-colored dress to wear, and he’s Annie, I worry about Elizabeth’s strength. We help going with a black shirt and pants. We’re not sure as much as we can by cooking some meals, picking up what proper etiquette is on couples matching. the oldest from school, helping him with homework Is it tacky or juvenile for his tie to match my and taking the youngest so Elizabeth can rest. dress? — Curious But Jacob allows her to do the laundry, cooking Dear Curious: Some people think it’s cute if


a tie matches the partner’s dress, but others would consider it a bit much. Since your husband is wearing a black shirt (with no jacket), we assume this is an informal wedding. If you want to match while being less obvious, a more muted compromise would be a patterned tie with some teal in it. Dear Annie: “Iowa” wrote to say that her mother suggested she put down her 13-year-old cat because he has diabetes. She was upset that Mom was so negative. But Mom may be wiser than you think. I cared for my 18-year-old diabetic cat, who needed insulin shots daily. While the shots are easy to administer, the main problem is having to schedule your entire life around those injections. If “Iowa” is still in school, has a boyfriend and perhaps a part-time job and a busy social calendar, she might discover the responsibility of daily shots at regular times is a lot to incorporate. I was unable to accept a job that required irregular shifts and had to forgo summer vacations that involved being out of town unless I could take my cat with me. Because I made significant sacrifices for my cat, she enjoyed a good quality of life for five years. But the commitment is far more than just poking the cat with a needle. It is a major responsibility she cannot shirk when something more interesting comes up. — Lifetime Cat Lover Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



SUN SIGNS LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your subconscious is in harmony with your needs to feel nurtured and loved. Intimate emotions will transform into blissful moments for you and a significant one. Let others know that you are still very much part of this exhilarating game. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Speak up your mind honestly and sincerely and others will look up to you as a leader who is not afraid to open up their heart. Social harmony encourages you to be more involved and more active out there. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone close to you might be too demanding. A domestic matter will bring to your attention an issue which you preferred to keep undisclosed. Your patience will be tested. On the plus side, you gain in popularity among your peers. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An authority figure will

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Thursday, July 18 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Vin Diesel, 46; Kristen Bell, 33; James Brolin, 73 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The morning hours will morph from a Scorpio Moon into the adventurous Sagittarius. A sudden shift into fiery energy will spice up the urge to take a few risks today. A harmonious relationship between the Moon and the Sun denotes balanced needs and wants. Venus is in a tough aspect to Pluto which reminds us to remain cautious in the affairs of the heart. An all-or-nothing attitude will prevail in us desires which cannot be taken lightly. Avoid using someone for the sake of ownership. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, your need of affection will likely get you the desires effects. Don’t be afraid to express your inner you through some creativity. Love experience that you go through this year will prove both transformative and profound. You will get to know so much more of yourself following this year’s lesson. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your attention is directed towards your own private life. Your own nest is a place for you where you still long for a feeling of unity and warmth. Keep on fighting for what you believe in and for anything or anyone which belongs to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will be tested in terms of the balance between your own wellbeing and your need for freedom. Once you feel that your life’s parameters are being limited by certain people or circumstances, you will back off. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can become a real chameleon when it comes to interacting to others. Human relating is second nature to you as you can easily adapt within any situation. Your need to partner will be combined with your desire to feel comfortable within your own skin. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your partner may not share your goals or your emotions, but nonetheless, you are willing to move ahead quite confidently. You will not get easily discouraged by someone’s conflicting aspirations. You have a conscious purpose of your own.


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EAST 40TH PUB BENNETT Mrs. Irene Joyce Bennett of Lacombe, Alberta passed away in the Lacombe Hospital & Care Centre, on July 16, 2013, just 5 days short of her 95th Birthday. She will be missed by her daughter Loanne (Clair McCarty of Saskatoon, and daughter Vickie (Jim) of Leduc and special daughter-in-law Mary Bennett of Clive, eight grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1988 and son Welland Bennett in 2010. Irene was born in Mirror, Alberta on July 21 1918 to Victor and Olga Flick. She went to hair dressing school in Edmonton working in Lacombe and Drumheller. In 1942 she married George Bennett and they farmed in the Clive area before moving to Lacombe in 1972. Irene loved to travel, she had been to Europe, Eastern Canada, Alaska, BC and all the Prairie Provinces. Camping, fishing, and shopping were some of Irene’s favorite pasttimes and she always took an avid interest in her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held from Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium in Lacombe, Alberta on Friday July 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Dan Berger officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery. If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Fund. LACOMBE CREMATION SERVICES in charge of the arrangements. Phone: (403) 782-3666

KIRBYSON 1963 - 2013 Michael Allen “Mike” Kirbyson of Sylvan Lake, Alberta passed away on Monday, July 15, 2012 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre at the age of 50 years. Left to mourn his loss is his loving wife Kim, his cherished children Jennifer, Melissa and Sarah Kirbyson, his step children Tyson (Stephanie) Armstrong, Kaily Armstrong, sister-in-law Brenda (Daryl) Matthews and niece Brooky, brother-in-law Randy Doucet and his mother and father-in-law Norm and Darlene Doucet. He is also survived by his nephews Shane (Stacey) Kirbyson, Chris Kirbyson, his great nephews and nieces Andrew, Cassandra, Ashley and many, many dear family and friends. A celebration of Michael’s life will be celebrated at Parkland Funeral Home (Red Deer), 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with a private interment service in t h e D e l b u r n e C e m e t e r y. Donations may be made directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Central Alberta Chapter, PO Box 27069, RPO Downtown, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6X8. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040


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CRUICKSHANK Norman Laing Apr. 24, 1916 - July 14, 2013 Norman passed away peacefully in the early morning hours at Extendicare at the age of 97. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Violet (Shaw); their six sons, Brian (Kay), Clark, Robert (Betty), Ken (Jan), Chris (Carolyn), Phil (Wendy) and daughter, Diane (Ron) Lehr. Norm and Vi have 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Infant grandson, Sebastian Lehr; a very special daughter-in-law, Janice, wife of Clark, predeceased Norman. Norman’s mother died when he was 19 days old and he was raised by his maternal grandparents John and Jessie Laing in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1941, Norman joined the Air Force and was a bombardier instructor until being posted to a new project whereby he trained pilots in bombing by photography; a position he held until 1945 when discharged. Norman spent most of his working career in the shoe business in Alberta and Saskatchewan. In 1970 the family moved back to Red Deer where they remained until his passing. In later years Norman sold real estate with Rollis Agency and Melton prior to purchasing L.A. Reality in Lacombe. Norman retired at 72 years of age and pursued his passion for golf for the next 20+ years. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1:30 p.m at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer, AB T4N O8O. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the Sunnybrook United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society, 200, 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 2P5.

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WEISS Leonard (Len) Eugene “Medicine Man” Born June 16, 1939 Wa i n w r i g h t , A B . P a s s e d a w a y J u l y 11 , a t R D R H surrounded by friends and family. Len enjoyed being a special needs worker for 20 years. He was a very talented musician specializing in the didgeridoo and flute. His passion was understanding the power of one’s mind. He was a gentle and caring man that always had positive encouraging words for everyone he met. Len is survived by his wife Shirley Toner, his son Darin (Myrna) their children Kyle and Shane and his daughter Lesli Irwin, two step sons, Dennis and Michael, four brothers and two sisters. Len will be sadly missed by all his family and great friends. There will be a celebration of Len’s life on Saturday, July 20th between 2-4 pm. at the Clubhouse in Springfield Crossing #11 Jenkins Drive, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Ave, Red Deer.

LOVELL Kevin Walter April 10, 1970 - July 15, 2013 It is with great sadness after a courageous battle with cancer we announce the passing of our beloved brother and uncle, Kevin Lovell at the age of 43 years. Kevin was born in Wynyard, SK. the 12th and youngest of the family. He attended school in Wynyard until his graduation, then moved to Red Deer, AB. where he had various jobs. His last place of employment was with the railway where he worked as a conductor and an engineer for the last 17 years until his passing. Kevin was known for his compassion for others, especially children and animals, assisting them in many areas of their lives. Kevin’s humor and stories of his adventures in life, of which he lived fully, were amusing and enriching. He was a great fan of sports, especially the Calgary Flames, enjoyed golfing and was a wealth of information as he loved to read. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Jim and Ruth Lovell and Albert and Rose Nelson; parents, Raymond and Ruby Lovell; sisters, Maureen Lovell and Brenda Sommerfeld; and by brothers, James Lovell and Mark Lovell. Kevin leaves to mourn his brother, Glen (Christine) of Leduc and their children, Rowena and Perry; brother, Wayne Lovell of Unity and his children, Darren, Trevor, Colin and Amber; sister, Linda Simms of Saskatoon and her children, Jason and Tyler Hillbom; sister, Shirley (Dale Reiter) of Unity and her family Lisa, Kerry and Daniel; brother, Randy Lovell of Red Deer and his children, Jeffery and Leah; sister, Debra (Stephen Moshonas) of Calgary and her children Kevin and Kristine; sister, Dawn Lovell of Calgary and her child, Macey; nieces, Stacy Sommerfeld and Jenna Sommerfeld; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. The family would like to extend our deepest thanks to the Doctors and staff of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary for their support and care during Kevin’s stay there. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Kevin’s honor may be made directly to the SPCA, 4505 - 77 Street, Red Deer, AB T4P 2J1. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer.

TETTERSELL Doris Kathleen 1919 - 2013 Mrs. Doris Tettersell of Red Deer was born on November 3, 1919 in Brighton, England and passed away into the hands of the Lord on July 11, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Robert John ( J a c k ) Te t t e r s e l l . S h e i s survived by her son, Colin (Pauline) Tettersell, granddaughter, Rae-anne (Greg) Fraser, grandson, Andrew Tettersell, all of Red Deer. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her brother, George Chapman of Shoreham, England, nieces and nephews in England, Bill and Carolyn Ramage of Red Deer, her Parkvale Lodge “family”, and special friends. A Memorial Service will take place at the Parkvale Lodge, 4277 46A A v e n u e , R e d D e e r, o n Friday, July 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. 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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Restaurant/ Hotel


989240 AB LTD. o/a TIM HORTONS Hiring 15 Permanent F/T Food Counter Attendants & 4 Permanent F/T Food Service Supervisors for both Red Deer Locations Parkland Mall 6359 50 Ave. and 6020 - 67 St. Fax: 403-314-4427, email parklandtimhortons 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

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


$14.00/HR. To prepare and cook all food up to standard, clean kitchen and maintain hygiene follow recipes, assist in receiving and storing

website: PROFLO Production Methods to Apply: Seperators is currently HRCanada@ taking applications for PRODUCTION TESTERS pnieman@ Kitchen Helper Candidates must have $11/hr oilfield experience, enthu- siasm, willingness to work Your application will be To clean kitchen following safety and hygiene hard and be on call 24/7. kept strictly confidential. standards. Clean utensils, H2S, First Aid, PST and/or Something for Everyone cutlery, crockery and CSTS. and a valid drivers Everyday in Classifieds glassware items. license are the basic Clean floors. training req’d for the TIGERS COIL Assist in prep. position. We are a small TUBING SERVICES All positions are busy testing company with Looking to hire Class 2 Shift Work & Weekends. big standards. Please send coil tubing supervisors. Fax resume 780-702-5051 a resume via email to Competitive wages and CALKINS CONSULTING benefits. 403-866-5597 or fax to: 403-341-4588 o/a Tim Hortons Successful candidates will Fax resume to 403-504-9241 10 FOOD COUNTER be called and put to work ATTENDANTS $11/hr. You can sell your guitar as soon as possible. Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. for a song... Classifieds...costs so little or put it in CLASSIFIEDS Fax: 403-782-9685 and we’ll sell it for you! Call 403-848-2356 or Saves you so much! apply in person



Out of Town

MULTI-HOUSEHOLD 72 CUNNINGHAM CRES Thursday 18th, 1-8 & Friday 19th, 1-5 Furniture, toys, etc.

LARGE EVENT CLEAN OUT. Used 1 week or still new. Priced to sell. 400 life jackets, 300 noodles & water toys, new hockey helmets, lacrosse sticks, sisal & yellow rope, kayak/canoe paddles, rafts, baseballs, new rolls of duck tape, carpenter tools, cases of pop, water jugs and more. Visa, MC, debit onsite. Red Deer Farmers Market July 20.403-314-5442

DOWNSIZING, new stuff, welder, antiques, household, toys, misc. & furniture. July 18, & 19. Thurs. 3-8 & Fri. 1-8; #2 38419 Range Rd. 284. POPLAR RIDGE

Davenport ESTATE SALE Fri. July 19, noon-8 Sat. 10-2 16 Duval Close Tools, exercise equipt., household items, etc.

Deer Park


47 DURAND CRES Thurs. 18th 4-7, Fri. 19th 12-7 Sat. 20th 10-6, Sun. 21st 10-4 Bring your truck.

HUGE 3 FAMILY SALE 83 NYMAN CRES July 17, 18, 19, 20 & 21 Wed. to Sun. 10 -6 Lots of everything plus furniture.

Deer Park Garage Sale Fri. July 19th, 3-8 pm & Sat. July 20th, 9 am -5 pm. Sale includes large appliances, car roof carrier, house hold items, tools, clothes and much, much more, Location: 18 Durie Close, Red Deer


West Park 51 WOODROW CLOSE July 19, Friday 4 - 8 & Sat 8 - 3. Household items, Hijacker 5th wheel hitch, furniture, wholesale art work.

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

HWY 11, to Burnt Lake Fast Gas, go 2 kms. S. on Burnt Lake Trail. July 18, 19 & 20 Thurs. & Fri. 12-8 & Sat. 9-3 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! YARD SALE July 19 & 20, 9-5. Household items, furniture, industrial shop items. Turn on 49 Ave. drive by Westerner Park and follow balloons to Petrolia Dr. Behind east side of Gasoline Alley. Start your career! See Help Wanted


HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley 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 standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Sales & Distributors


1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Custom T’s, is Hiring Salespersons Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Good English and communication skills, Customer service oriented. F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $14.00 hourly E-mail: Alberta LTD 1693338 Extreme Energy o/a Hiring Sales Supervisor -retail at Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Exp. min. 2 yrs. Good English. Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff. F/time, perm, shifts, weekends. Salary - $19./hr CARPET SUPERSTORE Gasoline Alley is looking for highly motivated commission based sales person. Must be personable and good team player. Start beginning of Aug. Send resume to carpetsuperstoresreddeer

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





Looking for a Journeyman Welder with “B” Pressure certification or Journeyman Welder interested in pursuing “B” Pressure Certification to become a part of our Stainless Steel Hose Production line. Duties to include fabrication of A.R. Thomson specialized Stainless Steel Hose Product Line and will include successfully obtaining “B” Pressure Certification and certification on ABSA approved production welding procedures. Pre-Employment Drug / Alcohol screening and a background check will be required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (with sporadic overtime) Excellent benefits package and RRSP plan are also available. Please Email Resumes to: Borsato.linda@ OR Fax Resumes to: 403-341-4243 EXP’D FRAMERS/ CARPENTERS WANTED. Must have own transp. & proper safety apparel. We pay weekly. Competitived wages. Multiple teams for placement. Call John 403-597-7004 or email to

JOURNEYMAN or 4th.Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087

Truckers/ Drivers

EXPERIENCED VALVE PERSONNEL & ASSISTANTS WANTED Advantage Valve in Sylvan Lake is moving into a new facility and expanding. We are looking for experienced valve personnel and assistants. Knowledge in API, ANSI and Actuated Valves with ability to deal with customers in service would be an asset. We offer competitive wages & benefit package. EMAIL: cliff@ or FAX: 403-887-1463

is North America’s premier face-to-face fundraising organization. We are looking for enthusiastic FUNDRAISERS and a TEAM CAPTAIN to join our team! From August 1st- August 14th, you will represent World Vision at Bower Place Mall. For more information, please visit $17.00 - $20.00/hr, 15 - 30 hrs/week RED Deer based Acid hauling company looking for a Salesperson. Fax resume to 403-346-3766


is now accepting resumes for the upcoming turnaround season


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Pipefitters Welders Boilermakers Riggers Field Administrators

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ALSO ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR PERSON(S) EXPERIENCED WITH Quality Control Towers Skilled Mechanical Labourer Welder Helpers


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

JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


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 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

NEW EMPLOYMENT Opportunity Central City Asphalt Ltd.


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

Pidherney’s requires experienced local:

Class 1 Drivers For work in the Red Deer/Rocky Mountain House area, as well as some out of town locations.

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

Shipper / Receiver

• Top wages paid based on experience

AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233

• Flexible work schedule • Possible career advancement opportunities • Based out of Blackfalds & Rocky Mountain House, AB Valid safety tickets an asset Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:


Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:


Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY


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



Eagle Builders LP. is a leading precast manufacturer with wide success in various size commercial and agricultural projects.

With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599

CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR Main Duties to include but not limited to: • Prepare estimates of probable costs of materials, equipment and labour for a variety of construction projects based on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings and specifications. • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and forecasts at regular intervals for the duration of a project. • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.


Drillers & Helpers to Drill for Pilings

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

Truckers/ Drivers

Requirements: • Completion of secondary school • Completion of a program in civil or construction engineering technology • Minimum experience of 5 years. • Certification by the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors would be an asset.

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


Central AB based trucking company requires

Owner Operators


& Company Drivers in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

Main Duties to include but not limited to: • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget. • Plan and prepare construction schedules and monitor progress against established schedules. • Issue progress schedules. • Supervise the activities of subcontractors.

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 THREE Class 3 w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for new contract. Email resume to or call 403-341-9300

Requirements: • Completion of secondary school • Three to five years of experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction supervisor or field superintendent required.

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

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:



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* Classifieds...costs so little Please email along with Saves you so much! resume all safety tickets and trade tickets. Please GOODMEN specify which position ROOFING LTD. you’re applying for. Requires Email: resumes SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS

Outside Sales Rep

for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in air compressors and pneumatics a definite asset. Base + commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply:


1 POSITION avail. for journeyman welder or “b” pressure certified journeyman welder

CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air technology and requires an




Restaurant/ Hotel



The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Red Deer Advocate want ad. Phone 309-3300.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, July 18, 2013 D3

Professional Truck Driver Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of HDPE drainage products is currently accepting applications for Full-Time Employment for certified Class 1 Drivers with a minimum of two (2) years experience. ADS Drivers are required to safely operate company equipment and provide a high level of customer service, delivering our products within central Alberta. ADS Drivers are required to be drug free and maintain legal transportation paperwork and driving practices. This position requires a valid Class 1 License, with previous off road forklift experience a definite asset. We offer quarterly cash safety bonuses as well as a comprehensive medical plan. Benefits include: Company provided Group Canadian Benefits Voluntary dental Life insurance Short-term and long-term disability Retirement Savings Plan (RSP) and Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP) Paid Vacation Safety Bonus All applicants are subject to a pre-employment physical and MVR check. Interested Applicants may submit a resume, along with a recent drivers abstract to: Advanced Drainage Systems Canada Inc. 4316 Gerdts Ave. Blindman Ind. Park Red Deer County, AB. T4S-2A8 Attn: Ken McCutcheon Fax: (403) 346-5806 E-mail ken.mccutcheon@ Position closing date: July 22nd. 2013


Misc. Help


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

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA


Misc. Help

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

in GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St. MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Close & Ritson Close $98/mo. DEER PARK AREA Dodge Ave, Donald Cl., & Dentoom Cl. $97.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info

Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316


The A.R. Thomson Group is recruiting applicants that are looking for a stable career opportunity with our growing Manufacturing group. Increased product demand, and the addition of new product lines to our manufacturing division has required that we actively increase our workforce with the addition of the following positions:

4 positions avail. for manufacturing shop technicians Starting Wage $18.00 / hr

Duties to include fabrication prep, hydro-testing, general shop maintenance, operation of new product line manufacturing equipment and occasional on-site work with our mobile hydro-testing trailer unit. Pre-Employment Drug / Alcohol screening and a background check will be required. Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm (with sporadic overtime) Excellent benefits package and RRSP plan are also available. Please Email Resumes to: Borsato.linda OR Fax Resumes to: 403-341-4243

Fluid Experts Ltd.


ANDERS AREA Archibald Cres. Armitage Close INGLEWOOD AREA Inglewood Drive LANCASTER AREA Logan Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres. SUNNYBROOK AREA Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 CROSSMARK wants MERCHANDISERS! E-mail your resume to Kimberly.smith2@

WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting.

Misc. Help

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

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: 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@

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


Misc. Help

SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

Food Counter Attendants Are you looking for a career opportunity with excellent benefits, a mature working environment and opportunity to advance? If so, Subway has a position for you! Please apply online @ or Drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive Or email to or Call us at 403-342-0203

Summer Soccer Camp Positions Red Deer

Royal City Soccer Club 1-800-427-0536


Employment Training



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. (across from Totem)


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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



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




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

Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

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

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

FREE FIRE WOOD Bring your own saw. 403-346-4307

PERSON req’d for shipping and receiving for busy HVAC contractor. Requires inventory exp., good organizational skills, clean Drivers License, n/s, $15/hr. Apply in person to Comfortec Heating & AC or email: brad@

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

RENTAL STORE REQUIRES A DELIVERY PERSON. Must be physically fit. Apply in person 5929-48 Ave. or email:

Garden Supplies


Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275


MURPHY LAWNMOWER, runs well. Asking $35. 403-347-5955


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here Eavestroughing


INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS EVESTROUGH / WINDOW Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. CLEANING. 403-506-4822 with oilfield service GUTTERS CLEANED & companies, other small REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 businesses and individuals VELOX EAVESTROUGH RW Smith, 346-9351 Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368





D AY H O M E o p e n i n g i n Lancaster 587-273-0419 LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car



Complete Janitorial 403-358-9256 VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980


We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.



LAMINATE and hardwood installers, com/res, professional, reliable, 30 yrs. experience 403-358-0091

Handyman Services



Massage Therapy


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

FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

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

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town. RED DEER’S BEST Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

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

Misc. Services

Massage Therapy


Executive Touch Massage

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

Moving & Storage


BOXES? MOVING? Executive Touch Massage (newly reno’d) SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Summer bookings. Res./com. Your full service handyman. Brian 403-598-3857

TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 FRIDGE, nice and big, in exc. working cond. Almond, $100. 780-884-5441 (Red Deer) WASHER & DRYER Working cond. $150. 403-346-4307

Household Furnishings







Condos/ Townhouses


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Stereos TV's, VCRs


GAME CUBE w/16 games, $140 obo. 403-782-3847 INTELLIVISON w/40 Games, $160 obo. 403-782-3847 PSP w/13 games & 7 movies. $160 obo. 403-782-3847

Misc. for Sale


1937 VIOLIN, needs restoring, $150; Washer Toss game $60 403-347-6183 LAGOSTINA stainless steel pasta pot, exc. cond, $60; humidifier, filter free $40; carbon monoxide alarm, exc. working order $35; smoke detector $20 403-227-2653 PLAYHOUSE 10 x 8 1/2, to be moved, upright freezer, elliptical exercise bike ALL FREE 403-887-8717

Musical Instruments


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



Property clean up 340-8666 GARAGE door service. Save 50%. 403-358-1614

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

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. We carry WCB & Liability Insurance. 403-307-4798

Seniors’ Services


ATT’N: SENIORS Looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as yard landscaping, bathroom fixtures, painting, concrete or flooring. James 403-341-0617 SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for info.

Window Cleaning



Yard Care


Pinnacle Estates

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555


Realtors & Services


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

COUCH & chair, antique, French Provincial, teal blue 2 BDRM. well cared for with gold design. In usable condo, North of river. Upcond. or can be re-upholgraded w/ hardwood floors, stered. $150. set. 4 appl. Avail. immed. 780-884-5441 (Red Deer) $975 mo. & s.d.Call Linda 403-356-1170 COUCH, chocolate brown velour, with wood trim. 32 HOLMES ST. Good clean condition. $25. 1 1/2 blocks west of mall, 2 SMALL WHITE CABINETS, can be used 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. for end tables, night tables, balcony, 4 appls, no pets, or printer stand. $15. ea. or n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 2 for $25. 780-884-5441 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 (Red Deer) METAL bed frame, $30; brass desk lamp. $5; ladies plus size close $20; winter coats (3) need zippers, $20. ea.; blanket sheet set, dble. $10; knife & cutting board set, $5; kitchen utensils, $5. set. 403-986-0986


Lots For Sale



Money To Loan Choosing the Right Realtor DOES make a Difference Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995

Houses For Sale


BIG VALLEY, AB, only $30,000. Ideal starter home or rental unit. Nice location, good terms. Call owner 780-475-2897


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


Move right into this 1,145 sq.ft. Bi-level with attached double garage. 4 stainless steel appliances, 2 bdrms, 2baths & much more. Contact Chris 403.392.7118



wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300




Bldg located on a quiet close backing onto treed area. C/W Dishwasher. Short walk to schools and Parks. Starting at $995/mo. Heat & Water incl. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 MORRISROE 2 storey townhouse, 3 bdrm., 1 1/2 bath, large kitchen, no pets, n/s, fenced yard, $1200 rent + $1000 s.d. + util. Aug. 1, 403- 342-6374 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.

Manufactured Homes


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


BY OWNER Beautiful, newly reno’d 4 level split. 5 bdrm., 2.5 baths, office, many extras, beautifully landscaped. A must to see. 23 DAVISON DR. R.D. or call 403-342-1530 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer


or retirement home, 1/2 duplex features veranda, bay window, main flr. laundry, walk in closet, pantry, fireplace, 7 appls., and all household furniture. Asking $253,900 in Sylvan Lake. 403-887-4378 Innisfail Duplex. 4 bdrm, 1 & 1/2 bath, 5 appliances. No smokers, No pets. Avail. Aug. 1. (403)227-0242 leave message.

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More austerity for Greece GREEK PARLIAMENT APPROVES PUBLIC-SECTOR JOB CUTS AND TRANSFERS DEMANDED BY BAILOUT CREDITORS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS — Greece’s Parliament narrowly approved a new batch of austerity measures early Thursday, including thousands of public-sector job cuts and transfers, demanded by the country’s creditors to keep vital bailout loans flowing. Lawmakers in the 300-seat house backed the cutbacks in an article-by-article vote, with two of the governing coalition’s 155 deputies failing to back crucial articles. It was the first major test for conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras since a left-wing party abandoned his coalition government last month. Greece has been kept out of bankruptcy since it started receiving rescue loans in 2010 from the International Monetary Fund and other countries using the euro, but austerity measures imposed in return have caused a dramatic increase in poverty and unemployment. The new legislation will put 12,500 public-sector staff, mostly teachers and municipal workers, in a program that subjects them to involuntary transfers and possible dismissals. It will also pave the way for 15,000 layoffs by the end of next year. City halls across the country have been closed this week, with uncollected rubbish piling up on the streets, and unions held a general strike on Tuesday against the proposed cuts. “I fully understand the hardship the Greek people are going through during the great crisis,” Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said during the debate. “But I am fully convinced that the path we have chosen is correct.” Some 3,000 people protested outside Parliament in central Athens ahead of the vote, chanting anti-austerity slogans in a third straight day of protests. But the reaction — in the midst of the summer holiday season — was subdued compared to previous, often violent demonstrations that brought tens of thousands into the streets. The crucial after-midnight vote came hours before a visit to Athens by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, planned amid security measures that Greece’s left-wing main opposition party denounced as “fascist and undemocratic.” The measures include a ban of all demonstrations in the city centre, including the area out-


Municipal police officers gesture as they participate in a anti-austerity rally outside the Greek parliament in central Athens, Wednesday. Anti-austerity protests have been taking place in Athens ahead of the Greek parliament’s vote to introduce thousands of public-sector job cuts and transfers. side Parliament that has been the focus of past violent protests. The 13-month-old coalition government claims it has already made progress in stabilizing the shattered economy. On Wednesday, Samaras made a televised statement to announce a sales tax cut for restaurant and catering services from 23 per cent to 13 per cent — the first tax reduction since the crisis started in late 2009. Greece’s lurching attempts to implement its austerity pledges, coupled with political upheaval in Portugal — which is also in a bailout program — have renewed fears that Europe’s debt troubles could flare up again. Samaras is due later Thursday to hold talks with Schaeuble, who is expected to discuss a program of German support for small and medium-sized Greek businesses. And on Sunday, he will meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who will stop in Athens on his way back from a G-20 meeting in Moscow. A Treasury Department statement said Lew’s visit comes

ahead of a planned meeting between Samaras and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington next month. Schaeuble, widely resented in Greece as the driving force behind the country’s painful cutbacks, said his one-day trip is meant to display confidence in Greek efforts at recovery. “I can well understand people in Greece — it’s just that we have to help Greece get on a better path,” he told Germany’s ARD television Wednesday evening. “The only thing that will really help people in Greece is achieving better economic development, they are on the right track ... it will continue to pay off.” But public sector staff targeted in the cuts said there was no justification for their treatment. Sitting on the hot asphalt under an umbrella during a protest Wednesday, 47-year-old Maria Denida joined other women who travelled from the northern city of Thessaloniki to protest outside parliament, together with many of the country’s mayors. “I’ve been a school guard for 13 years and suddenly we find out

we have no job. They say we’ll be suspended. But that means we’ll be fired,” Denida said, her voice cracking with emotion. “All of us have kids, unemployed people at home, and bills we can’t pay. We were getting 780 euros ($1,000) a month. And if we lose that, we’re finished.” Municipal police officers from around Greece rallied through the capital’s centre with their motorcycles and patrol cars. The force, whose duties include monitoring street vendors and parking, is due to be disbanded and incorporated into national police after officers are suspended on reduced pay for up to eight months. “We cannot understand why this is happening,” union head Apostolos Kossivas told The Associated Press. “We asked the government if there was any financial gain — they said no. Did we provide a bad service? — They said no.” “So we think they just wanted to make up the quota they needed for job cuts, and are proceeding without a plan,” Kossivas said.

Snag over Buy-America rules stalls plan to build high-speed train BETWEEN SOCAL AND LAS VEGAS review, although XpressWest could revive it by making significant revisions. The vast park-and-ride project hinges on the untested idea that Southern Californians will drive to the high desert community of Victorville, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, pull off Interstate 15 and board a train for the final 180 miles to the famous Strip.

have asked the administration to BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS scuttle the loan, saying it would be a risky bet with scarce taxpayer dolLOS ANGELES — The U.S. Delars. Earlier, the project had moved partment of Transportation has steadily through a series of regulasuspended its review of a $5.5 biltory hurdles, and company officials lion loan request that is critical for had expected a decision on the loan building a private bullet train besometime in 2012. tween a Southern California desert The AP reported last year community and the Las Vegas Strip, that the company’s own research leaving the future of the project in warned that it’s difficult to predict jeopardy. how many people will The Obama adminisride the train, a crititration has been eager ‘AS A NATION WE ARE SORT OF IN A cal measure of finanto develop new highcial survival. speed rail corridors CHICKEN AND EGG SITUATION, SINCE THERE Senate Majoracross the U.S., and for- IS NO HIGH-SPEED RAIL INDUSTRY YET, YOU ity Leader Harry Reid mer Transportation Secand other supportCAN’T BUY THE TRAINS IN AMERICA.’ retary Ray LaHood had ers point to research publicly blessed the — ANDY KUNZ, PRESIDENT OF THE that shows 80,000 new proposed train, known US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION jobs, but government as XpressWest. documents show virBut the project tually all those would stalled in part because of a snag The 150 mph train’s projected be temporary. over federal rules that call for the price tag has soared toward $7 bilNo more than 722 would be perline to be constructed and run with lion, and XpressWest wants a $5.5 manent, the AP found. American-made materials. billion government loan to cover Nevada-based XpressWest is The government expects loan the bulk of the cost, with the re- headed by CEO Anthony Marnell II, recipients “to purchase steel, iron mainder covered by private financ- a casino developer and contractor and other manufactured goods pro- ing. whose credits include building the duced in the United States for their Andy Kunz, president of the US Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. projects,” LaHood wrote in the two- High Speed Rail Association, said According to the Department of page letter to the company, which the trade group supports rules pro- Transportation, the Buy-America was released by the agency Tues- moting investment in U.S. equip- rules ensure that projects are built day. ment and materials but believes with American-made products. Last After long-running negotiations, they should be relaxed for the in- year, company officials said Canadihe said the company’s plan “does dustry until it gains a firmer foot- an transportation giant Bombardier not meet our expectations” and did hold in the U.S. was serving as a strategic adviser to not justify departing from domestic“As a nation we are sort of in XpressWest and wanted to supply manufacturing rules. a chicken and egg situation, since its rail cars, but it wasn’t clear from “After several years of engage- there is no high-speed rail indus- the letter if that relationship was at ment with no resolution ... and the try yet, you can’t buy the trains in issue. significant uncertainties still sur- America,” Kunz said. “There is noBombardier spokeswoman rounding the project, we have de- body making them (in the U.S.) be- Maryanne Roberts directed quescided to suspend further consider- cause there hasn’t been a market.” tions about the project to Xpressation of XpressWest’s loan request,” The project also faces compe- West. Bombardier has been buildLaHood wrote in the June 28 letter, tition from a high-speed rail line ing rail cars for the U.S. market parts of which were redacted. championed by Gov. Jerry Brown since 1976. The decision to suspend the re- that would link Northern and South“We have a long and successful view represents a major setback for ern California and run through the record of meeting Buy-America rea project that has been alternately Central Valley. quirements,” Roberts said. described as glimpse of America’s Word of LaHood’s decision surReid, the project’s most promitransportation future or a waste of faced last week, but the letter pro- nent supporter, said in a statement taxpayer dollars. vided insight into the government’s he would continue to work “to seXpressWest said in a statement concerns with what would be, by cure this vital investment for Nethat the project remains under fed- far, the largest loan ever issued by vada.” He told reporters in Washeral review and it is awaiting more the Federal Railroad Administra- ington on Wednesday the White information from the government. tion’s Railroad Rehabilitation & House is concerned that Marnell Federal Railroad Administration Improvement Financing program. hasn’t fully met financial requirespokesman Kevin Thompson said Top congressional Republicans ments. the application is no longer under

Muslim student confirmed to university board; some Jewish groups object THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board confirmed its first practicing Muslim student member, despite opposition from some Jewish groups. The Simon Wiesenthal Center, StandWithUs, conservative commentator David Horowitz and others had called on the board to reject UC Berkeley student Sadia Saifuddin’s appointment, alleging that some of her political activities as a student senator and member of the Muslim Students Association make her unqualified to represent students. Those activities included co-sponsoring a bill calling for the divestment of university funds from companies with economic ties to the Israeli military or Israeli settlements on the West Bank. She also authored a resolution condemning a UC Santa Cruz lecturer who had linked the Muslim Students Association with terrorism “for inciting racist and Islamophobic rhetoric.” “She is prominent in the anti-Israel boycott campaign, an extremist movement that demonized the Jewish state, rejects dialogue, and fosters bigotry,” Roberta Seid, a research-education director at StandWithUs, an organization promoting education of Israel, told regents before the vote. Saifuddin, 21, said after the vote that she expected opposition and hoped that people would look beyond her political activity to other things she has done.

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Surveillance in overdrive STUDY FINDS POLICE IN U.S. ARE RECORDING LICENSE PLATES BY THE MILLIONS WITH FEW RULES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. have amassed millions of digital records on the location and movement of every vehicle with a license plate, according to a study by a prominent civil rights organization. A rapidly growing network of police cameras is capturing, storing and sharing data on license plates, making it possible to stitch together people’s movements whether they are stuck in a commute, making tracks to the beach or up to no good. For the first time, the number of license tag captures has reached the millions, according to the study published Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union based on information from hundreds of law enforcement agencies. Departments keep the records for weeks or years, sometimes indefinitely, saying they can be crucial in tracking suspicious cars, aiding drug busts, finding abducted children

and more. Attached to police cars, bridges or buildings — and sometimes merely as an app on a police officer’s smartphone — automated scanners capture images of passing or parked vehicles and pinpoint their locations, uploading that information into police databases. Over time, it’s unlikely many vehicles in a covered area escape notice. And with some of the information going into regional databases encompassing multiple jurisdictions, it’s becoming easier to build a record of where someone has been and when, over a large area. While the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that a judge’s approval is needed to use GPS to track a car, networks of plate scanners allow police effectively to track a driver’s location, sometimes several times every day, with few legal restrictions. The ACLU says the scanners are assembling a “single, highresolution image of our lives.” “There’s just a fundamental question of whether we’re going to live in

a society where these dragnet surveillance systems become routine,” said Catherine Crump, a staff attorney with the organization. The group is proposing that police departments immediately delete any records of cars not linked to any crime. Although less thorough than GPS tracking, plate readers can produce some of the same information, the group says, revealing whether someone is frequenting a bar, joining a protest, getting medical or mental help, being unfaithful to a spouse and much more. In Minneapolis, for example, eight mobile and two fixed cameras captured data on 4.9 million license plates from January to August 2012, the Star Tribune reported. Among those whose movements were recorded: Mayor R.T. Rybak, whose city-owned cars were tracked at 41 locations in a year. A Star Tribune reporter’s vehicle was tracked seven times in a year, placing him at a friend’s house three times late at night, other times going to

and from work — forming a picture of the dates, times and co-ordinates of his daily routine. Until the city temporarily classified such data late last year, anyone could ask police for a list of when and where a car had been spotted. As the technology becomes cheaper and more widespread, even small police agencies are able to deploy more sophisticated surveillance systems. The federal government has been a willing partner, offering grants to help equip departments, in part as a tool against terrorism. Law enforcement officials say the scanners are strikingly efficient. The state of Maryland told the ACLU that troopers could “maintain a normal patrol stance” while capturing up to 7,000 license plate images in a single eighthour shift. “At a time of fiscal and budget constraints, we need better assistance for law enforcement,” said Harvey Eisenberg, assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland.

Drug lord scraped face during failed escape attempt




A Congolese government soldier mans a position at the front line, near the eastern city of Goma, Congo, Wednesday. Government forces continued their slow advance Wednesday in a fourth day of fighting against M23 rebels. The M23 rebels, who seized Goma last November but eventually withdrew, now seem to be heavily outgunned by the army, which pounded their positions with helicopters, tanks and artillery.

Kerry wins Arab League support for bid to restart peace talks BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry won Arab League backing Wednesday for his effort to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, raising hopes that the stalled negotiations could resume. Kerry cited significant progress in narrowing gaps between the two sides, but he declined to elaborate. On his sixth trip to the Middle East in as many months as America’s top diplomat, Kerry met in Jordan with representatives of the Arab League and nine of its members that support an Arab-Israeli peace plan proposed by Saudi Arabia. In a statement after the meeting, the Arab delegation endorsed Kerry’s initiative, saying his ideas “constitute a good ground and suitable environment for restarting the negotiations, especially the new and important political, economic and security elements.” The statement was significant because it could give Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas the political cover he would need to sell a return to negotiations to a skeptical Palestinian public. Abbas was to convene a meeting Thursday of the PLO leadership to dis-

cuss the matter. Kerry met with Abbas in Amman on Wednesday afternoon; they also had a lengthy working dinner Monday night. At a news conference after the Arab League and Abbas meetings, Kerry mentioned “very wide” and “very significant” gaps between Israelis and Palestinians that had prevented the two sides from restarting talks when his efforts began several months ago. “Through hard and deliberate, patient work, and most importantly through quiet work we have been able to narrow those gaps very significantly,” he said. “We continue to get closer and I continue to remain hopeful that the sides will soon be able to come to sit at the same table,” he said. Kerry refused to discuss details of the proposals he laid out to the Arab officials or how the gap with the Israelis had narrowed. As Abbas prepared to meet with his top aides Thursday, Palestinian officials said Kerry had expressed hope that some kind of framework for doing so could be reached as early as Friday. “The Palestinians are co-operating but it is time for the Israeli side to show the same co-operation,” said the

Palestinians’ foreign minister, Riad al-Malki, who attended the Amman meeting. Palestinian negotiator Mohammed Ishtayeh echoed that view. “We are keen to see Kerry’s efforts work, but so far there are no promising signs from the Israeli side,” Ishtayeh said. It was unclear whether Kerry would meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or any of his top aides. Israel was not currently on Kerry’s itinerary, although officials said that could change. Abbas has refused to negotiate unless Israel halts all construction in West Bank settlements. Israel has refused, saying negotiations should resume without conditions. Kerry has offered the Palestinians a package of economic incentives to restart the talks. Kerry has spent hours with Abbas and Netanyahu trying to set the stage for a return to peace talks that foundered and collapsed in 2008. Kerry insists progress has been made, but there have been few, if any, discernible signs that the two sides are getting closer to agreeing to discuss the major issues that divide them.

MEXICO CITY — Alleged drug lord Miguel Angel Trevino Morales fled into heavy brush and fell at least once scratching his face in a failed attempt to escape capture this week, a Mexican federal government official said Wednesday. The attempt to run through the scrub brush and thorny trees near the border city of Nuevo Laredo could explain the apparent scrapes seen on Trevino Morales’ face in photos distributed by authorities after his arrest. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the case, said the scrapes didn’t result from mistreatment by the marines who stopped Trevino Morales’ truck before dawn Monday. He said two men travelling with the purported leader of the brutal Zetas cartel dropped to the ground when a navy helicopter positioned itself in front of their truck. Trevino Morales tried to run off into the brush on the side of the dirt road, but was caught, he said. It was a strange end for the man considered Mexico’s most vicious and violent drug lord. Authorities said they found eight rifles in the truck, but not a single shot was fired. Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said Wednesday that Trevino Morales would first face trial in Mexico on multiple charges before any extradition request by the United States is considered. “There is a long list of accusations in Mexico that he will have to face,” including homicide, torture, organized crime, drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons possession, Sanchez said. Trevino Morales, 40, better known by his nickname “Z-40,” has been indicated in the U.S. on drug-trafficking charges. Sanchez said that as far as he knew, the U.S. had not yet made any extradition request. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City declined to comment. Some Mexicans expressed cautious hope that their country might finally be emerging from six years of nightmarish drug violence that has been blamed for more than 70,000 deaths and thousands of people being reported missing. “I think this capture (of Trevino Morales) is very important, and could make the difference,” said Samuel Gonzalez, Mexico’s former top antidrug prosecutor. “These people (the Zetas) are the ones who invented the whole process of violence, of decapitations, of hanging people from bridges,” Gonzalez said. “If, despite all that, you see one of their most violent leaders arrested, it means that even despite those methods, they’re being brought to justice.”

Ex-drug dealer describes ‘Russian Roulette’ as Bulger tried to extort him BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — A former drug dealer testified Wednesday that alleged former mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger once tried to scare him into paying $1 million by having an associate spin a loaded gun on a table, point it at him, then pull the trigger. William David Lindholm, testifying in Bulger’s racketeering trial, said Bulger’s associate played a “Russian Roulette”-like game with him in 1983. He said the associate first fired the gun and a bullet went by his head. Then, he spun the gun on the table and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not go off, Lindholm said. “I was just glad to get out of there,” he said. Lindholm said he and his partner were major marijuana smugglers who distributed about 85 tons of the drug that summer — without Bulger’s per-

mission. Shortly after that, Lindholm said he was asked to go to a nightclub where he found Bulger and three other men in a small room upstairs. Lindholm said Bulger pulled two guns out and demanded $1 million. He said he negotiated with Bulger to get the amount down to $250,000 and agreed to pay in installments. Afterward, he said, Bulger shook his hand and told him he had handled himself well, but also told him what he’d do if he tried to sell drugs on his own again. “He’d cut my head off,” Lindholm said. Lindholm was the latest in a string of former drug dealers and bookmakers who have testified that Bulger, the alleged former boss of the mostly IrishAmerican Winter Hill gang based in South Boston, used threats and intimidation to extort them by demanding lump sum payments or regular “tribute” payments so they could stay in

business. Bulger, now 83, is accused in a 32-count racketeering indictment of playing a role in 19 killings in the 1970s and ’80s while he allegedly led the Winter Hill Gang. He is also charged with money laundering and extortion. Bulger’s alleged partner, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, is scheduled to testify Thursday — nearly 20 years after they last saw each other. Their former FBI handler, John Connolly, was convicted of tipping off both men in late 1994 that they were about to be indicted. Bulger fled Boston and was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives until he was captured in Santa Monica, California,, in 2011. Flemmi stayed, was arrested and later pleaded guilty to 10 killings. He is now serving a life sentence. Bulger’s lawyers have strongly denied the prosecution contention that their client was an informant who ratted on the New England Mafia and

other criminals. They say he paid FBI agents to tip him off to investigations and upcoming indictments. In other testimony Wednesday, a former U.S. customs agent said a man Bulger is accused of killing was cooperating with law enforcement just before he disappeared in 1984. Bulger is charged with fatally shooting John McIntyre, a fisherman from Quincy, after learning that he was talking to authorities. Former customs agent Donald DeFago testified that McIntyre described drug smuggling and other activities, including a failed attempt to ship weapons to the Irish Republican Army. Bulger associate Kevin Weeks testified earlier that Bulger interrogated and killed McIntyre while he was chained to a chair. Weeks said Bulger tried to strangle him, but when the rope caused him to vomit, he asked McIntyre if he wanted a bullet in the head.





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Gary Thiel in the Pumps and Pressure rig comes out of the barrels on his way to victory at the North American pony chuckwagon championship at Westerner Days in 2012. The races are a daily part of Westerner Days. Post time is 6:30 p.m. at the Westerner Park track today, Friday and Saturday. The final races go at 2 p.m. on Sunday.


Friday ● Silent Auction Fundraiser for artist Gail Scheuring affected by the High River flood, will be held on July 19 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Gallery on Main in Lacombe. Seven of Scheuring’s works, ranging in cost from $85 to $575 are available for sale. A donation draw box will also be available for a door prize of a painting by Laverne Jones. For more information call the gallery at 403-782-3402. ● World Plowing Championship will be held at Olds College July 19 and 20. Competitors from 30 countries will be attending. Volunteers are still needed. For more information go to, call Kerry at 403-556-4762 or email ● Fundraising Garage Sale for Hearts Ablaze Ministry of Potter’s Hands will be held on June 21 and 22, July 19 and 20, Aug. 23 and 24 behind Real Canadian Superstore at 5202 53 Ave. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, and coffee. Contact Gaston at 403-342-6560, Mitchel at 403-887-3923, or Alvin at 403-341-3167. ● Rocky Mountain House celebrates 100th Anniversary, July 19 to 21. Families who are interested in providing photos and family history, especially those families who have been in the area for 100 years are sought. Businesses and residents are encouraged to stage a theme of the past such as fur trading, lumberjacks, cowboy, etc. Prizes will be given. Volunteers are needed to help with activities. Contact Lynette, 403-847-5260, ext. 113, July 19 events run 6 to 10 p.m. with live bands, square dancers, children’s activities, historical vignettes, vendors, farmers market, outdoor movie. July 20 events take place at the arena complex , 8 to 11:15 a.m. starting with pancake breakfast, farmers market, food and other vendors, historical family displays at youth hall, children’s activities, climbing walls, bouncy castles and petting zoo, noon to 6 p.m., also face painting, air brush tattoos, clowns, mascots, museum activities, car show, park golf, centennial ceremony at noon, birthday cake, live music with local bands from 10 a.m. until fireworks. July 21 features pancake breakfast in front of Presbyterian Church, 10 a.m. worship service, and air show. ● Nu2U Thrift Store in Olds is open Tuesday to Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at 5030 51 St. The store offers furniture, home decor, housewares, antiques, collectibles, and more. Phone 403-5563279. Profits go to community initiatives. ● Ponoka Legion weekly suppers continue at 5:30 p.m. on Fridays. Cost is $13 per person. Phone 403-783-4076. ● Epilepsy Association of Central Alberta is accepting donations of used books, and will be holding sales of donated books on Fridays throughout the summer at The Hub on Ross starting June 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Phone Norma at 403-3583358. ● Cronquist Tea House is now open for lunch and tea, Tuesday, Wednesday, 896.73

Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the new menu. Phone 403-346-0055. ● Above the Clouds Westerner Days Barbecue will be offered at Red Deer Airport Terminal, July 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds to KidSport.

Saturday ● Whisker Rescue will be at the Petsmart store every third Saturday of each month with the Senior for Senior Program from noon to 4 p.m. A senior cat is given to a senior person free of charge, and payment of veterinary bills; we supply food and litter if necessary. The next date is July 20. For more information call Diane at 403-347-1251 ● 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 20 session is called Comical Collages with artist Carlene La Rue. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. ● Hot Digity Dog — a hot dog roast — will be offered by the Epilepsy Association on July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside of Peavey Mart. Funds raised will benefit the association and a portion will go to the United Way of Central Alberta. For more information call Norma at 403-358-3358. ● Stettler Senior Drop-In Centre events include: pool at noon Monday to Saturday; cards on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; floor curling Thursdays at 1:30 p.m.; Whist on Monday at 1:30 p.m.; Canasta on Friday at 1 p.m. To find out more, phone 403-742-6556. ● Nature Savvy Saturdays at Kerry Wood Nature Centre are offered from 1 to 4 p.m. each week. Enjoy a nature-themed craft or activity. All ages invited to drop in and for a seasonal nature-inspired craft or activity. Phone 403-346-2010. ● Bentley Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. until Aug. 31 (Labour Day weekend) at the Bentley Curling Rink, indoors and outdoors. Over 65 vendors. Call Judy at 403-7482838. ● Bike Corral at the Red Deer Farmer’s Market will be offered by Red Deer Primary Care Network every Saturday of the market until Oct. 12. Corral staff will offer fun health activities and challenges. ● 2 X 2 Rebuild the Zoo to help Calgary Zoo rebuild will be held at Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail on July 20. All gate admissions will be donated to the Calgary Zoo flood recovery. Phone 403-2273211 or email to, or see ● Fundraiser cabaret for Jo-Ann (Hummel) Grimwood for cancer treatments in Mexico, July 20, Dovercourt Hall, 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 per couple or $15 each. Features Pheasant Pluckers with CCMA nominated and award winning musicians Matty McKay, Mark Branconnier, Jason Greeley. Live and silent auctions. Contact Debbie

at 403-844-7492. ● Water Balloon Toss — the largest game — will be held at Westerner Days Fair and Exposition Race Track on July 20 at 1 p.m. More than 500 participants are needed to break the record. Preregister at or at the Race Track at 12:30 p.m. July 20. Call Pierre at 403-3430715 for more information.

Sunday ● Teen Challenge Canada presentation on drug addiction, homelessness, and gang culture will be held at Rimbey Church of the Nazarene on July 21, 10:30 a.m. Residents of the 12-bed Teen Challenge residential rehabilitation centre will share their stories. See

Monday ● Innisfail and District Garden Club meets the fourth Monday of each month from Jan. to Nov. at 7 p.m. in St. Mark’s Anglican Church Hall. Please use the back door. Meetings feature speakers, tours, films, contests, plant exchanges and more. Call Davina at 403-598-9481. ● 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 22-26 the topic is Pastel School. ● Bargain Treasures Thrift Store welcomes gently used items, except furniture, computers and monitors, infant car seats or cribs. Please bring items inside the back door at 5217 Gaetz Ave. during business hours from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The store is run by volunteers and all proceeds stay in the community. Phone 403-3479711. ● Take Off Pounds Sensibly (T.O.P.S.) is a non-profit weight loss support organization which holds regular weekly meetings in Red Deer and Blackfalds. Learn about nutrition, portion control, food planning, exercise and more. Visit a meeting free of charge. For locations and information call Gail at 403-340-1859 or toll free at 1-800-932-8677 or see Meetings are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in the evenings, and on Tuesday mornings.

Tuesday ● Writers’ Ink — writers’ group for Red Deer and district — meets on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm Museum, year-round. Writers of all genres gather to share, encourage, critique, and learn with each other. There is a small membership and drop-in fee. Phone 403-309-3590, or email to ● Lacombe Seventh Day Adventist Food Bank and Thrift Store welcomes gently used items at 5025 53 St. in Lacombe. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact Millie at 403-782-6777. ● Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society offers

Cronquist Croquet Matches for all ages on July 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cronquist House at Bower Ponds. Cost is $2. Space is limited. Contact Delores or Sarah at 403-346-0055 to make reservations. ● Red Deer Horseshoes Club plays every Tuesday and Thursday evening starting at 6 p.m. — weather permitting — at the horseshoe pits north of the Golden Circle. To find out more, contact Ron at 403-346-9861. ● Rock the Tomb: Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh’s Afterlife Party will be offered on July 23, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch as part of the Teen Summer Reading Club. Take in the speed mummy-wrapping competition, learn to draw Egyptian hieroglyphics, enjoy special treats, and watch The Mummy movie on the big screen. Teens aged 12 to 18 years invited. See

Wednesday ● Rocky Mountain House Airshow takes the skies on July 24 to coincide with the centennial of the town of Rocky. The show will be held at the Rocky Mountain House Airport north of the town. Gates open at 2 p.m. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets will be available at select merchants for $15 per person, (children 5 years and under free) and online at www.rockymtnhouseairshow. com. Confirmed performers of the Canadian Military include: The Canadian Forces Snowbirds, The Skyhawks Parachute Team, and the CF18 Jet Demonstration Team. More high profile civilian performers will be confirmed closer to the date. Free buses/shuttles will transport people from Rocky to the airport due to limited parking at the airport. Parking at the airport will be available at $20 per vehicle. Sponsors, vendors, and volunteers are still needed. Donations are welcome. To find out more phone 403-403-322-0034 or email ● Enterprising Ag Tour will be offered on July 24 with stops at Historic Markerville Creamery, Danish Canadian National Museum, Stephansson House. Find out more about local food and farmers, and enjoy a wagon ride at Big Bend Bison Ranches, sample vegetables and berries at Hidden Valley Garden U-Pick. Fun for the entire family. Limited tickets are $30 including lunch, refreshments, bus transport. Pre-register at Red Deer County Centre, or call 403-350-2150. ● Scotiabank Summer of Free Outdoor Movie Tour will be offered at Heritage Ranch on July 24 starting at sunset. Maverick — a Western movie — will be shown according to public vote from Rain date will be July 25. Free. ● Ponoka United Church Thrift Shop is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come in and shop for the whole family. For more information call Mary at 403-783-5030, or Jessie at 403-7838627. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Band is on July 24 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Downtown Market will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 9 on Gaetz Ave. from the corner of Ross St. right to 48 St. (Alexander Way). Phone 403-340-8696.

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U.S. attorney general takes aim at Standyour-ground


LAWS CAN ‘SOW DANGEROUS CONFLICT’ AND SHOULD BE REASSESSED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Citing concern over the killing of Trayvon Martin in central Florida, Attorney General Eric Holder said stand-your-ground laws, which allow people who believe they are in danger to use deadly force, should be reassessed. Former neighbourhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted over the weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 17-year-old’s death last year in Sanford, Fla. Holder said the Justice Department has an open investigation into the case. “Separate and apart from the case that has drawn the nation’s attention, it’s time to question laws that senselessly Eric Holder expand the concept of self-defence and sow dangerous conflict in our neighbourhoods,” Holder said Tuesday. The country must take a hard look at laws that contribute to “more violence than they prevent,” Holder said during a speech before an NAACP convention in Orlando, about 20 miles from the courthouse where Zimmerman was cleared of the charges three days earlier. Such laws “try to fix something that was never broken,” Holder said. Martin’s shooting shined a light on Florida’s stand-your-ground and similar laws around the nation. Most say people have no duty to retreat if they are attacked in a place they have a right to be and can meet force with force if they fear death or great bodily harm. Civil rights activist Al Sharpton echoed Holder’s sentiments in a speech Wednesday at the NAACP convention. He said he would lobby Florida to change its law and move on to other states. “Until we can overturn stand your ground, we risk more Trayvon Martins,” Sharpton said. “We cannot have our sons and daughters lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them and shoot them and say it was self-defence.” Sanford’s police chief at the time had cited the law as his reason for not initially arresting Zimmerman in February 2012. Zimmerman told police Martin was beating him up during the confrontation and he feared he would be killed. Though stand-your-ground was never raised during trial, Judge Debra Nelson included a provision about the law in the instructions that allowed jurors to consider it as a legitimate defence. “But we must examine laws that take this further by eliminating the common-sense and age-old requirement that people who feel threatened have a duty to retreat, outside their home, if they can do so safely,” Holder said. Sharpton said the effort in Florida was just a first step. Sharpton said he believes the key to changing that law and those in two dozen states around the country is by attacking them legislatively.


Danny Gold, center, is flanked by Joey Daoud, left, and Jacob Kushner, right, as they administer care to a training dummy simulating an injured person during a battlefield medical response training workshop by Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues (RISC) for freelance journalists in New York on June 20, 2013 Gold, a journalist, was taking part in an unusual drill — a training session specifically geared to freelancers like him, who are increasingly finding themselves in dangerous, life-threatening situations as they cover stories from hotspots all over the world.

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Experts say seizure of Cuban arms on boat headed for N. Korea could hurt US-Cuba detente HAVANA, Cuba — Cuba’s admission that it was secretly sending aging weapons systems to North Korea has turned the global spotlight on a little-known link in a secretive network of rusting freighters and charter jets that moves weapons to and from North Korea despite UN sanctions. The revelation that Cuba was shipping the arms, purportedly to be repaired and returned, is certain to jeopardize slowly warming ties between the U.S. and Havana, although the extent of the damage remains uncertain. Experts said Cuba’s participation in the clandestine arms network was a puzzling move that promised little military payoff for the risk to detente with Washington. The aging armaments, including radar system parts, missiles, and even two jet fighters, were discovered Monday buried beneath thousands of tons of raw Cuban brown sugar piled onto a North Korean freighter that was seized by Panama as it headed for home through the Panama Canal. North Korea is barred by the UN from buying or selling arms, missiles or components, but for years UN and independent arms monitors have discovered North Korean weaponry headed to Iran, Syria and a host of nations in Africa and Asia. North Korea also has a thriving sideline in repairing aging Warsaw Pact gear, often in exchange for badly needed commodities, such as Burmese rice.

HARARE, Zimbabwe — An independent Zimbabwe election monitoring group said Wednesday many of the nation’s 6.2 million voters will not be likely to cast their ballots if elections are not delayed. Less than 10 per cent of police and officials eligible for a special vote ahead of crucial national polls managed to cast their ballots in early polling “fraught with irregularities,” the Election Resource Center said. About 80,000 police, soldiers and officials will be on duty during the July 31 vote. Earlier on Wednesday, the state commission said in a statement it apologized to the uniformed forces, state officials “and to political parties and the nation at large” and acknowledged “substantial numbers” of voters were turned away during the special voting on Sunday and Monday that spilled into Tuesday. “All persons who were deprived of the opportunity to vote will be able to vote on July 31 when the rest of the electorate votes,” it said.

Attacks in Iraq kill 10 people BAGHDAD — Attacks in Iraq targeting diners in two cafes and swimmers in a stream killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, as violence surges during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Violence in Iraq is now at its deadliest level in half a decade, raising fears the country is returning to the widespread bloodshed that pushed the country to the edge of civil war. More than 2,800 people have been killed since the start of April. The deadlier of the two attacks took place late at night when a bomb went off inside a cafe packed with people in the restive city of Mosul, killing five and wounding 14. Mosul, a former al-Qaida stronghold, is 360 kilometres northwest of Baghdad.



Thursday ● Lacombe Field Day at the Field Crop Development Centre and the Lacombe Research Station, will be held on July 25 starting at 8 a.m. Day includes tours, lunch and presentations. The Man Van will be on site providing freed blood tests for prostrate cancer screening. Register, $20, by contacting Kristy at 403-782-8100 or email kristy. ● Great Wonders of Great Britain invites teens to take a whirlwind tour through England, Scotland and Wales, and watch an adventure/comedy called Stone of Destiny on July 25, 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library. Part of Teen Summer Reading Club. See www.

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. ● 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. ● Rimbey Family and Community Support Services Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Aug. 15 at the Spruce Haven Golf Resort. Registration fee of $150 includes 18 holes of pasture golf, cart, breakfast, steak supper and chance to win prizes and awards. Kory Kincaid of the Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car Association will be on site. For more information or to register, email or call Christine or Peggy at 403-843-2030. ● Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.) offers public awareness programs for libraries, schools, day cares, workplaces, volunteer groups and more. In an informal setting, learn about different cultures. Dates are available until the end of Aug. For more information call Jan at 403-3468818. ● Students’ Association of Red Deer College operates an online housing directory at www. to help students find housing. Individuals interested in listing their rental accommodation on the directory may do so at the site. Each listing costs $15 plus GST and is valid for 30 days from the date of posting. Payment can be made with the online payment tool, by phone, or in person at the Students’ Association Office during regular business hours. Phone 403-342-3200. ● River Bend Senior Mixed Open Golf Tournament will be held on July 30. Registration at 8 a.m. with 9 a.m. shotgun start. Golfers aged 50 years plus with established handicap are invited to enter as four-person team or singles. Three best balls out of four. Pass-holders pay $50, and ● Red Deer Cruise Night will be located at Parkland Mall in the northeast parking lot, weekly on Thursday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. until Oct., weather permitting. Between 200 to 600 vehicles weekly with room for up to 900. Free. Donations welcome. Food vendors available. Family and child friendly entertainment and occasional live bands, car clubs welcome. Contact Dave at 403-877-5047, or ● Dickson Store Museum will hold a Thrilling Thursday on July 25 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For more information on activities or the themes, call 403728-3355. ● Marketplace On Main goes weekly on Thursday nights in Rocky Mountain House until Aug. 29. Two blocks on Main Street will be closed from 6 to 9 p.m. for a variety of vendors to take to the street. To book a spot, contact 403-847-5260 ext. 112, or visit for a registration form.

pass-holders pay $100 which includes green fees, steak dinner, range balls, prizes. Register by July 27 at River Bend Pro Shop, 403-343-8311. ● Vacation Bible School at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd will be offered on Aug. 6

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● Workplace Communication and Skills for Newcomers Program will be offered at Red Deer College, Aug. 12 to 30, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free child minding provided for ages six years and up. Free training for permanent residents and refugees. Proof of completion of LINC 4 or a CLB assessment is required. For information, or to register, 403-346-8818 — Immigrant Centre. ● Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk for the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Northern Alberta will take place Sept. 8 at Great Chief Park, Kiwanis Picnic Shelter. To register as a team, as an individual, or as a team member, or to sponsor any of the above, please visit or contact Ashley at 1-800-461-9063 or Pledges must be submitted no later than Oct. 10 to be eligible for rewards. ● Medicine River Wildlife Centre will issue tax receipts of $4 per animal for pocket gophers etc. that may be fed to recuperating birds of prey. The centre is also seeking volunteers, possibly retired, who can act as occasional drivers to transport injured wildlife to the First Aid Station in Red Deer. To find out more, contact Carol at 403-728-3467, or ● 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 ● Bus Trip to Rosebud Theatre to see The Cotton Patch Gospel, will be offered by the Sylvan Lake Seniors Association on August 7 and 14. For more information or to book your seat, contact Maryan at 403-887-5428 prior to July 15. ● Beasley the Bear Raffle — fundraiser for the Women’s Outreach Centre — runs until July 31. Purchase tickets and stuffed bear for $25 and be entered to win gift cards or travel voucher. For more information call 403-347-2480 or email ● Central Alberta Singles dance will be held July 27 at Penhold Hall. Music by Wise Choice.

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Red Deer Advocate, July 18, 2013  

July 18, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate