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Man drowns at Sylvan Lake BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Calgary man who drowned at Sylvan Lake on Saturday was probably not a strong swimmer, according to police. Sylvan Lake RCMP Cpl. James Allemekinders said the police report on the drowning said the 26-yearold was “familiar with swimming.” “I don’t think, by any means, he was a swimmer. I

think that was a factor,” said Allemekinders on Monday. Witnesses told police that the man was floating in a small inflatable boat at about 7:30 p.m. with his girlfriend, each in their own boat, and the pair had drifted to the edge of the marked swim area. When the man exited his boat in an attempt to push his girlfriend back in the direction of the shore, he was unable to re-enter his boat. His girlfriend, also from Calgary, tried to rescue

him but was unsuccessful. A witness, who had been in the water nearby, ran to a nearby business and called 911. The man was underwater for about 20 minutes before being found by emergency workers on the lake bed. He died on Sunday afternoon as a result of the incident.

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‘It was like someone hammering on your roof’ CENTRAL ALBERTANS TAKE STOCK OF THE DAMAGE AFTER SATURDAY’S THUNDERSTORM BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Although wind gusts reached 117 km/h during Saturday night’s thunderstorm that pummelled Red Deer and area, only one funnel cloud was reported to Environment Canada. Meteorologist Bill Mc- HEAVY HAIL DAMAGE Murtry said that funnel EXPECTED A7 cloud, which did not touch the ground, was spotted a few hundred metres off the ground about 18 km west/northwest of Red Deer. The quick storm blew sheets of rain sideways along with hail stones that ranged in size from toonies to golf balls. It extended in a line from Drayton Valley to just north of Rocky Mountain House and moved in an east/southeast direction. A series of storms struck after the initial thunderstorm, bringing more hail and heavy rain. The system nailed communities like Rimbey, Bentley, Lacombe, Gull Lake and Red Deer. West of Hwy 2, it struck between 9 and 10 p.m. and east of the highway, it hit between 10 and 11 p.m.

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Cooper Schultz, seven, left, and his brother Jackson, 10, hold up large balls of ice that collided with their home in Red Deer Saturday night. Their parents, Nick and Cara Schultz, are contacting insurance companies to see about getting settlements for damage to their home and vehicles. McMurtry said the outflow winds pushing to the ground from a thunderstorm cause more damage in Alberta than tornadoes in any given year. Waves of severe weather during a large-scale thunderstorm can also be common, he said. “(The Red Deer area) is the most active severe weather zone in the entire province, if you look at all weather elements, so it’s not uncommon for these types of events to occur,” McMurtry said on Monday. Nick Schultz, who lives in the west section of Oriole Park in Red Deer, said Monday he has holes in

his siding, two broken windows in his house, damage to two vehicles including windows, and his vinyl fencing needs repairs. “We’ve been in some nasty storms and that was the worst. We actually ended up going into the basement,” Schultz said. He said the wind and hail shredded plants and punched holes in patio chair cushions. “It looked like hurricane-type stuff.”

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City council adopts economic development strategy BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Planning for Red Deer’s economic future took a broad step forward on Monday. Red Deer city council adopted an economic development strategy as a planning tool by a vote of 8-1. The document sets out priorities and initiatives aimed to realize Red Deer’s full economic potential. Coun. Tara Veer said it is critical that Red Deer has a strategy in place but there were some specific strategies that she could not support in the document. “In my view they were encroaching upon work that were already being undertaken by financial

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institutions and other economic development organizations,” said Veer. “I just don’t think it is the role of local development to encroach on those areas.” Veer said clear messaging is order that says the City of Red Deer is open for business. In terms of attracting and retaining new business, Veer said, it is the city’s role to build relationships with its community partners like Red Deer College. For example, she said, partnering with the college to make a case before the provincial government to establish a Red Deer university. A draft economic strategy report was first presented to council in early June. Based on the feedback from the focus group and 1, 200 business surveys, five strategies were ranked as high priorities. They include: capitalizing on Red Deer’s central

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location; attracting more workers to Red Deer; promoting growth of creativity and knowledge based businesses; ensure sufficient supply of serviced industrial land and unlocking the full potential of road, rail and air transportation. As part of its consultation phase, the city surveyed the business community and held a focus group to hammer out details in the plan. Coun. Cindy Jefferies said the document provides good direction and focus. She said she looks forward to next steps becoming a little more clearer and detail to follow including setting out the clear roles and responsibilities of the city and within the community.

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‘Lost Canadian’ hopes to overhaul citizenship laws through court

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Metalsmithing instructor Crys Harse of Calgary demonstrates a technique for Delores Dixon of Victoria during the first day of the Magic of Metal Series program at Red Deer College on Monday. Over the course of the week participants in the program will be learning various techniques in transforming a flat piece of copper into finished bowls. Through the program students will also create a number of projects using hammering, forming, sawing texturing, riveting and colouring as they proceed. The Magic of Metal is one of many Series programs offered at the college through the month of July.

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DROWNING: Important to practise water safety Allemekinders said the water is about 1.8 metres deep at the edge of the swim line, then drops off. “Sylvan Lake is pretty shallow. You can pretty much walk out to the line. “A lot of people do float out past the line on little rafts and tubes. It’s not unheard of and it’s not against the law. But most people stay inside the ropes,” Allemekinders said. Tracie Moore, communications manager for Canadian Red Cross in Alberta, said on average 400 Canadians drown each year. “Drowning statistics show children, age one to four, and men, age 15 to 44, are at the greatest risk of drowning. That’s often because young children don’t understand swimming precautions and often our research shows that men are engaging in riskier behaviours,” Moore said. She said it’s important that people practise water safety. “It’s really important to have a life-jacket, especially when you’re going into waters you’re unfamiliar with. It only takes one breath to drown.” szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

STORM: Unsettled weather conditions Miloslav Bozdech, who also lives in Oriole Park west, said he has never seen such large hail. “Most of those hail stones were small, a quarterinch to half-an-inch in size, but amongst them there’d be this odd big one, golf-ball sized. They were just

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pounding on everything,” Bozdech said. “It was like someone hammering on your roof. The wind was at an angle so it was hammering against the windows. It almost felt like they were going to break.” He grabbed a helmet and ran out to grab a few of the big hail stones. “It was just hard to resist. You turn into a child when you see that. (It’s) a once in a lifetime.” Bozdech said his property escaped severe damage. His garage was dimpled from hail and his eavestroughs were dented. But a neighbour across the street had a broken windshield, others had vehicle dents, and another had a hole in his siding. “That was quite a storm. I’ve never experienced anything quite like it.” Michael Minchin, director of emergency management for the City of Lacombe, said some big trees went down in the north half of Lacombe and damaged a few houses and fences. That area also lost power until around midnight on Saturday. “With all the hail and fallen leaves and branches, a lot of the storm catch basins were plugged so water started to accumulate on a variety of streets. That’s what kept us busy to about two o’clock Sunday morning,” Minchin said. He said the storm system was able to handle all the water once it could drain off the streets. Lacombe resident Jerry Livadney said his house has siding holes and screens were knocked out during the storm. A tree fell on his camper parked about half a kilometre from Lacombe. He said some trees in the city were pulled out by the roots and he heard some people had flooded basements. McMurtry said unsettled weather conditions are predicted for a significant portion of the province over the next few days. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect for Red Deer on Monday afternoon. “We’re still waiting for that big, upper ridge of high pressure to build in and give us sunny, warm temperatures. It looks like it’s delayed for a little while, at least another week or so.”

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Coun. Buck Buchanan said there are things in the report that he doesn’t agree with but he agrees with the direction. “Are we going to do everything that’s in it? I doubt it,” said Buchanan. “As a small business owner, I think it reflects what we want. The charter is there. I am all for it.” Now that a plan is on the books, city administration will next determine the city’s role in the individual strategies. The Economic Development Strategy is the first initiative under the city’s Economy Charter, one of the city’s major work plans. In other council news: ● Long-time city transit manager Kevin Joll retired after more than 35 years with the City of Red Deer. Former Calgarian George Penny replaced Joll in the position in early July. Penny was previously working as the general manager of the Calgary HandiBus Association. Penny was presented to city council on Monday. ● Coun. Buck Buchanan was endorsed to sit on the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association First Responders Radio Study Working Group. ● A new supportive living and dementia facility in north Red Deer is closer to becoming a reality as city council gave first reading to a proposed land use bylaw amendment for 6791-65th Avenue. The change will allow for a mixed use building with residential on the top portion and businesses below. Alberta Health Services received funding for the project in June. A public hearing is scheduled for August 19 in council chambers. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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VANCOUVER — Thousands of so-called “Lost Canadians” may have their day in court if a woman who’s waited years to establish her own Canadian citizenship decides to pursue a class-action lawsuit. Jackie Scott, 68, went to court after she was refused citizenship despite having come to Canada with her British mother and her Canadian father at the age of two and spending most of her life here. A judicial review of that denial was to have started Monday, but as the proceedings got underway, Scott chose to put the review on hold so she and her lawyers could expand the court action. Scott had initially asked the court to determine whether she was a citizen or not. But “it’s not just about me,” Scott told reporters afterward, saying she could not in good conscience become a Canadian without doing everything she can to help other “lost” individuals. Scott was born in England in 1945 to a Canadian serviceman father and a British mother and later migrated to Canada. The government claims that Scott’s father was legally considered a British subject at the time because Canada’s first citizenship act did not come into effect until 1947. “What happened today is quite interesting and it’s going to result in a historic decision as to what a Canadian is and when Canadians actually came into being,” one of Scott’s lawyers, James Straith, said outside the court. “What we hope to do now is come back and get a final order from the court where the court finds not just in Jackie Scott’s case, but in every one of these cases of Lost Canadians.” The government argued in a written response to Scott’s application for judicial review that “Canadian citizenship is a creation of federal statute. In order to become a Canadian citizen, a person must satisfy the applicable statutory requirements.” But Straith said he finds that claim very troubling. If the government is “able to maintain that citizenship is only something that is defined by Parliament, and not simply defined by the law and Constitution of Canada, then they have a lot more flexibility on what they can do with citizenship and where they can allow and deny citizenship,” said Straith.


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MLA Allen won’t resign seat BY THE CANADIAN PRESS FORT MCMURRAY— An Alberta politician charged in Minnesota with paying for prostitutes wants more time to decide whether he should keep his seat in the legislature or resign. Mike Allen, elected in 2012 for the governing Progressive Conservatives, was arrested last week in a prostitution sting while on a government trip in St. Paul. Allen, 51, on Monday issued his third public apology, but for the first time delivered it in front of news cameras. He told reporters gathered inside his constituency office in Fort McMurray that he is embarrassed, sorry and hopes for forgiveness. He said he wants to talk with voters and see if he can rebuild their trust before making a decision on his political future. He plans to make up his mind before the fall sitting of the legislature. “I will not short circuit that conversation by stepping aside immediately, as less difficult a route as that might be for me personally,” he said. “Fort McMurray is my home. I love this community and I won’t decline to face it in a moment of personal crisis.” Allen is now sitting as the member for Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo as an Independent. He stepped down from the Tory caucus last Tuesday, the morning after his arrest. He also quickly paid back the $2,000 expense tab for the trip. He was formally charged Friday with a gross misdemeanour of solicitation of prostitution in a public

place. The charge carries a maximum one-year sentence and a $3,000 fine. Allen said he learned about the charge through the media and has yet to consult with a defence lawyer. He is scheduled to appear in St. Paul court on Sept. 30. A court document alleges that Allen phoned a number listed on an erotic online ad and took a limo to a motel, where he met with an undercover female police officer. He allegedly agreed to pay $200 for sex with two women, put the U.S. cash on a counter and began to undress before other officers came into the room and placed him under arrest. Allen, single with grown children, wouldn’t talk about the specifics of his arrest. “What I can tell you is that this has not been a pattern of behaviour in the past, and clearly, it will not be in the future,” he said. “I will be taking time to reflect on the personal circumstances in my life that led me to make the decision I made, and I will determine what I need to do to ensure I am never in a place personally where I will make this kind of mistake ever again.” In an interview with the Fort McMurray Today newspaper, Allen said he ended a serious relationship several months ago and was lonely. “It seemed like a simple solution that would be harmless. That obviously wasn’t the case.” Premier Alison Redford has said she is “disgusted” by Allen’s conduct, but she has also said that it’s up to his constituents to decide whether he should remain as a legislature member.

The Opposition Wildrose repeated its calls for Allen to resign so there can be a byelection. The party is also looking at pushing the issue toward a vote among members of the legislature when they return to work in October, said leader Danielle Smith. “(Allen) cannot effectively represent Fort McMurray residents while he’s dealing with the U.S. justice system. That much should be obvious,” she said. “I don’t see any way in which a person who’s been charged with breaking U.S. law can get past this with his constituents.” The party paid for its own poll, by Abingdon Research, which asked people living in his constituency whether he should stay or step aside. Of the 219 people who responded, 69 per cent said he needs to go. The party said the poll has a margin of error of 6.6 per cent, 19 times out of 20. Fort McMurray radio station CKYX also conducted an informal online poll on the hot-button topic. About 44 per cent of voters said Allen should resign. But 47 per cent clicked on opposite responses, either urging Allen to “stay on and continue to represent our region,” “it’s only soliciting a prostitute. Who cares?” and “prostitution should be legal anyway.” Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason said it’s impossible to accurately gauge what people in the community want Allen to do. “The only opportunity that constituents have to effect that is in the next election.” Allen should only have to resign if convicted of a criminal offence, Mason said.

After flooding, clean-up has own set of health concerns: doctors BY THE CANADIAN PRESS For residents affected by floods in Calgary and Toronto, it appears the worst is over. In parts of Alberta like High River, river waters are receding; in the wake of a pair of significant storms that struck Toronto in the last two weeks, basements are being dried out and downed trees cleared off properties. But while the process of picking up the pieces has begun, storm-related issues have yet to completely dissipate: health authorities are warning residents returning to their homes about medical concerns arising from the clean-up process. Siobhan O’Beirne, who has been helping friends in the hard-hit High River community reclaim their home, says the outpouring of support and on-theground assistance from volunteers has been heartening. But it’s also presented challenges due to inexperience and a lack of knowledge about best clean-up practices. “The reaction from people who weren’t affected was incredible. ... People were excited to help in any way they could,” says O’Beirne. “There was just a mass of people going down into these areas who knew very little about what they were doing.” In response, the Alberta government has released an online checklist entitled “Returning Home Safely After Flooding.” It’s part of the process to prevent the most major concerns — injury, infection and lingering psychological distress — among residents of these flood-ravaged communities. “Only three people died as a result of the flooding, and it would just be an absolute shame if people were injured — or, worse, die — as they move back into their homes,” says Dr. James Talbot, Alberta’s chief medical officer. “We understand that need to get back to normal as soon as possible, but if they’re admitted to hospital, it’s going to be even that much longer.” Talbot says he’s seen a 10 per cent increase in people going to hospital emergency departments for various kinds of wounds and abrasions, from stepping on a nail to being struck by falling debris. Before re-entry is allowed, homes must be approved by public health officials, as water damage can render a property structurally unsound. The document details the importance of the order involved in re-entry: once it’s been confirmed that utilities have been shut off and water-saturated soil is dry, residents are advised to work patiently and from the ground-up, starting with the basement. “People really need to have a little patience and wait until the ground is dry, then they need to get the basement dry, and then they need to let the (other)

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Members of the RCMP return from a boat patrol of a still flooded neighborhood in High River on July 4, 2013. Health authorities are warning residents returning to their homes about medical concerns arising from the clean-up process. areas dry completely,” Talbot says. “It’s going to be a long recovery period here, and you have to get the sequence right, because it’s one of those things where you either do it right or you’re going to have to do it over again.” Many residents use pumps to clear basements of water, but they must be used correctly. Talbot says he’s seen a rise in hospital admissions for carbon monoxide poisoning, as some people have been using the devices indoors without proper ventilation. Appropriate footwear and clothing is vital, too. O’Beirne says she’s seen people wade into flood waters and enter damaged homes in shorts and sneakers, only to get scolded by public health officials. Both she and her friend have stepped on nails, but wearing work boots saved them from serious injury or potential tetanus infection. “It’s all pretty common-sense stuff, but in the rush for people to want to re-establish their normal lives — get back in their homes, get their family back together, be able to interact with their neighbours — sometimes people don’t take the time and precaution needed,” says Talbot. He’s also seen a 10 per cent increase in tetanus vaccinations, and a hike in the use of tetanus medi-

cines, which suggests many residents have let their immunizations lapse. “We would like everybody to know their tetanus status and know when they’re due for their booster. This provides an opportunity to reinforce that with people.” Tetanus is just one potential infection risk. With sewage backups contaminating water, foot blisters can become infected and gastrointestinal infections can cause diarrhea; with displaced homeowners living in crowded shelters, there’s also a potential for respiratory problems. Talbot says such cases have been extremely rare so far, and are decidedly insignificant when compared to the danger from mould, which has crept under the walls of waterlogged homes. “We breathe in tens of thousands of spores every hour, but (the body) has systems in place for that,” says Talbot. “In wet conditions, you get a lot more mould and a lot more spores, and they can cause irritation anywhere along the respiratory tract. You can end up with sinus irritation or sore throats or lung inflammation, or in some severe situations, pneumonia.”

Fish-farm company wins cash award against salmon-farming ‘zealot’ VANCOUVER — The B.C. Court of Appeal has placed a muzzle on an anti-salmon-farming “zealot” and ordered the man to pay $75,000 in damages to one of the province’s biggest fish farming operations. A three-member panel ruled unanimously Monday that lower-court judge, Justice Elaine Adair, erred when she dismissed Mainstream Canada’s defamation lawsuit against Don Staniford and upheld the campaigner’s defence of fair comment. In written reasons, Justice David Tysoe said the defamatory publications did not meet all four elements of a legal test because Staniford didn’t reference the facts upon which he based his comments. The lower court heard part of Staniford’s 2011 campaign mimicked cigarette packages with warnings like “Salmon Farming Kills Like Smoking.” “It is my opinion that the facts upon which Mr. Staniford’s defamatory comments were based were

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not all notorious, contained in the defamatory publications or sufficiently referenced to be contained in other specified documents,” said Tysoe. “All of the readers of the publications were not in a position to make up their own minds about the merits of what Mr. Staniford said in the publications.” As a result, Staniford did not satisfy the defence of fair comment and the judge erred in dismissing the company’s defamation claim, said Tysoe. The court then ordered Staniford to pay $25,000 in general and $50,000 in punitive damages, referring in the latter award to the campaigner’s conduct during the initial 2012 trial. Tysoe’s ruling noted Staniford relaunched his website and said an injunction would not stop him, accused First Nations of accepting “blood money” from Mainstream Canada and compared the

$4 billion in lending it has already authorized for the province by up to 25 per cent. Robert Hayes, the BMO executive in charge of Alberta, says the money will provide small and medium-sized businesses with more certainty as they rebuild. He says bankers will make lending decisions locally. BMO senior economist Robert Kavcic says despite the floods, Alberta’s economic outlook is bright. He says the province on pace to post above-average economic growth of 2.2 per cent this year and 3.3 per cent in 2014, as higher oil prices boost both the energy sector and provincial finances.

trial to a Kangaroo court. He also made “sexist and puerile” comments online about two female witnesses called by the company. Tysoe also referred to Adair’s description of Staniford, saying the activist was “akin to a zealot,” “virtually anything that conflicts with his view and vision is wrong, bad, disgraceful and worse,” he “seems incapable of conceding he might be wrong on some things.” Besides damages and court costs, Tysoe also granted a permanent injunction, requested by the Norwegian-owned company, restraining Staniford from “publishing similar words and images in the future.”

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Pact of trust is broken ALLEN MUST STEP DOWN One of the jobs I did as a volunteer director of a local non-profit was to help rewrite our constitution and bylaws. It’s one of those tasks that boards need to do periodically to keep their associations relevant with their mandate in a changing society. Amid all the discussion involved with that GREG came the proNEIMAN nouncement of the expectation that if any member of the board of directors were charged with a crime, that member must step down until the matter is settled. The board may hold the position open during that time (depending on circumstances), but the understanding was made clear: once you’re charged, you cannot sit on the board, you cannot represent your constituency to the agency, nor can you represent the agency to your community. The trust relationship between charities and the communities they serve is sacred. When you are constantly asking for money and volunteer support, even suspicion of bad ethics raises an unacceptable cloud. That being the case for community non-profits, Mike Allen, MLA for Fort

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McMurray-Wood Buffalo, must step down. Trust is trust and in his case, trust has been broken. This has nothing to do with Allen’s ability to understand and represent his Northern Alberta constituency. It has everything to do with accountability, trust and personal integrity. From all reports, Allen is a capable, respectful and honest MLA. Except for that hugely ironic lapse in judgment. According to police in Minnesota, Allen contacted a sex trade worker, travelled to a hotel room, negotiated for a fun-filled threesome for one hour and was undressing, when the police broke in. The “prostitute” was an undercover officer. Busted. Now, charged. Here’s irony for you. Allen won his seat following the ouster of his oncepopular predecessor, Guy Boutilier, who was also an honest, capable and accountable Tory MLA. Boutilier believed in accountability so much that when the government reneged on a long-standing promise to improve long-term care services for seniors in his riding, he spoke up. Governments love the notion of accountability. When a sitting MLA criticizes the party publicly, he is held fully accountable. The voters in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo would not support Boutilier, their once-popular mayor, MLA and provincial cabinet member, as an independent. They opted in the next election for the Conservative candidate, Allen. Now, Allen finds himself expelled from the Progressive Conservative Party. Does his straight-up apology and request for forgiveness from voters

Motor City madness? DETROIT HAS MUCH TO BE PROUD OF – AND IT CAN RISE AGAIN As it happens, I was in Detroit this month. I went to see the art and the architecture, domains in which Detroit is still one of the richest cities in the United States. It’s broken, and it’s broke, and now it’s officially bankrupt, too. But bankruptcy is actually a device for escaping from unpayable debt. All over the world, Detroit’s bankruptcy is being used as an excuse to pore over what’s sometimes called “ruin porn”: pictures of the rotting, empty houses that still stand and the proud skyscrapers that have already been torn down. There’s even a self-guided GWYNNE tour of “the ruins of Detroit” DYER available on the Internet: people take a melancholy pleasure in contemplating the calamitous fall of a once-great city. Two-thirds of Detroit’s population have fled in the past 50 years, but there were specific reasons why Detroit fell into decline, and there are also reasons to believe that it could flourish again — not as a major manufacturing centre, perhaps, but “major manufacturing centres” probably don’t have a bright long-term future anywhere. There are other ways to flourish and Detroit has some valuable resources. The events that triggered the city’s decline are well known. Large numbers of African-Americans from the southern states migrated to Detroit to meet

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qualify him, ethically, to continue representing Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, where Boutilier was somehow not qualified? If so, what would that say about the voters in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo? I think we can surmise the answer. Outside of membership in Club Tory, how could anyone represent the riding and region that provides more economic activity for the country than any other region in Canada? No one can, not unless Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo, plus all of Alberta, plus the rest of Canada, all decide in unison to change governments. In Alberta, working the sex trade is not a crime. But communicating for the purposes of paying for a sex act is. That’s in Alberta. I doubt police plan that many sextrade sting operations in Alberta, much less one that might snag a visiting politician. It’s also reasonable to believe that police in any number of U.S. states do engage in sting operations surrounding prostitution, for a variety of reasons, which includes the publicity that comes from publicly shaming customers. Just think what Allen must be going through. Think about what, in his life, has been shattered. Think also about what Allen thus far believes has not been shattered. The trust arrangement between himself and voters, and his credibility in assisting conversations between government and the international corporations that produce all that economic activity in Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo. It just won’t wash. Allen isn’t former

the demand for factory workers during and after the Second World War. Being mostly unskilled, they started in the worst jobs — and even after they had acquired the skills, they stayed in low-paying jobs because of racial prejudice. Spurned by the unions and victimized by a racist police force, they eventually rioted in the summer of 1967. Brutal policing made matters worse and hundreds were killed, but the worst consequence was the fear that the violence engendered. The great majority of the whites just left town. I first went to Detroit a couple of months after the riots and driving into the city the fear was actually visible. The traffic lights are spaced far apart on Woodward Avenue, and as each light turned green all the cars would accelerate away — and then, if the next light was still red, they would slow more and more until they were barely crawling, but they dared not stop for fear of being attacked. Then, finally, the light would turn green, and they would race away through the intersection — only to go through the whole process again as they approached the next light. It was this unreasoning fear that caused the massive “white flight” to the suburbs and the hollowing out of Detroit. The big automobile companies also took fright and the new car plants were built elsewhere. As the jobs disappeared and the population dropped, the tax base fell even faster, for most of the people left behind in the city were poor or unemployed AfricanAmericans. The city could no longer afford to provide good police or medical services, so even more people left. This vicious circle has lasted half a century, exacerbated by much corruption and maladministration. This month’s declaration of bankruptcy is a brutal measure, for much of the debt being repudiated is the pensions of city employees, but it may give the city’s government enough leeway to begin rebuilding public services. If they are restored, much else could follow. Let me explain what brought me to Detroit early

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New York governor Eliot Spitzer, the famous “Client Number 9” caught in a prostitution scandal. Nor is he Anthony Weiner, the U.S. congressman who resigned after emailing lewd pictures of himself to women, but who is now seeking to become mayor of New York. Allen is only 51. A bit early to retire. And as a first-time MLA, the pension package will hardly be livable. He says he’s going to consult his local community and come back with an announcement concerning his political career by Oct. 28, when the legislature is called for the fall session. Then again, he could be in a U.S. jail by Oct. 28, which would obviate any consultations. I think Allen, even now, understands the concept of personal honour. We won’t be seeing much of him in the future. So it’s time for the voters of Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo to consider if Boutilier is good enough now to represent them as a Wildrose MLA. He has joined the party and said in hindsight that being expelled from the Tories was “the best thing that ever happened to me in my political career.” Or, they may decide that only a Tory can represent Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo. I just know that if I were ever caught with my pants down, I wouldn’t be able to speak for people who need some community support to get through their lives. Allen shouldn’t make us demand the same standard for MLAs. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. blogspot.ca or email greg.neiman.blog@ gmail.com.

this month. We were doing what we dubbed the Rust Belt Art and Architecture Tour: driving from Buffalo to Cleveland and then to Detroit, ending up in Chicago. All these cities took a terrible beating as the industries they were built on died or moved overseas (except Chicago, which is “too big to fail”). But three generations ago, when they were the industrial heartland of the United States, they were very rich — at just the right time. The first decades of the 20th century were the heyday of art deco, the most beautiful architectural style of the modern era. That was also the period when newly rich captains of industry could scoop up bucket-loads of new European and American art: impressionist, expressionist, abstract, the lot — and they lived mostly in what are now the Rust Belt cities. So they put up dozens of art deco towers: the Guaranty Building in downtown Detroit is my candidate for the world’s most beautiful office building. They filled their homes with best of modern art — and, in the end, donated most of it to the local art galleries. Even in Detroit, where so much has been lost, more than half of those buildings are still there. So is all of the art. Other cities would kill for these assets. In a postindustrial economy where people have more choice about where they live, they are assets that can actually attract population — especially since, in Detroit’s case, the people who left didn’t go far. Most of them are still out there in the suburbs that surround Detroit. The city of Detroit’s population has fallen from two million to 700,000 over the past 50 years, but the metropolitan area’s population has stayed stable at around four and a half million for all of that time. The job, really, is to bridge the devastated middle ring of low-income Detroit housing and reconnect the outer suburbs with the city centre. Detroit can rise again. It just takes the right strategy. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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Heavy hail damage expected NO DOLLAR FIGURE YET BUT OFFICIALS EXPECT STORM TO BE VERY COSTLY BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR It was too soon on Monday to calculate the crop losses resulting from Saturday night’s hailstorm. But Brian Tainsh, manager of on-farm inspections with Agriculture Financial Services Corp., already knew the figure would be high. “I can tell you that the phones were ringing off the hook this morning,” he said, adding that claims were be-

ing received at AFSC offices in Lacombe, Ponoka, Red Deer, Stettler and Drumheller. “It was a fairly intense storm. I think there were probably two or three cells, just by looking at the land locations on the claims that have been entered.” Although insured farmers had three business days to file a claim, Tainsh was sure the weekend storm would prove to be Central Alberta’s worst of the year. He drove around Lacombe during his lunch break on Monday and was struck by the sever-

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ity of the damage. With the strong winds that accompanied Saturday’s storm, affected farmers with maturing cereal crops wouldn’t have much left to harvest, he said. Prior to the weekend, Central Alberta had been hit by smaller, isolated hailstorms, said Tainsh. But AFSC has been processing claims from Southern Alberta since early June. “It’s been a busy year again,” said Tainsh, comparing the situation to 2012, when AFSC paid out a record $450 million

to Alberta producers. The next worst year was 2008, when claims topped $265 million. “For where we were at this time last year, I think we’re creeping up on catching last year,” said Tainsh. A Crown corporation, AFSC administers crop and hail insurance on behalf of the provincial government. Farmers can buy coverage any time during the growing season, with policies taking effect the following day at noon. hrichards@reddeeradvocate. com

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Air Canada plans spread far, quickly BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR It’ll be six weeks before Air Canada links the Red Deer Airport to the rest of the world. But news of the connection has already travelled abroad. Airport CEO RJ Steenstra said Monday that he’s aware of at least 132 media outlets that have reported on the international airline’s decision to offer three daily flights from the Springbrook-based facility to Calgary. “We were picked up all over the world,” he said of reaction to the July 10 announcement. “Our Twitter accounts just went wild. And everyone else who put it on their Facebook page or otherwise, it just took off. “It exceeded my expectations, and I knew it was going to go like wildfire.” Eighteen-seater Beechcraft 1900D aircraft operated by Air Georgian under the Air Canada Express brand will begin carrying passengers between the Red Deer and Calgary International airports on Sept. 3. Flights will depart from Red Deer at 5:30 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 2:10 p.m., allow connections onward from Calgary. Return flights will arrive at 8:45 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Steenstra said passengers began booking shortly after news of the new service came out. Angela Mah, manager of media relations with Air Canada, said “customer response to date is in line with our expectations.” She added that business passengers tend to book closer to their travel date. Steenstra said economic spinoffs from Red Deer Airport’s new partnership with Air Canada are already evident. “The immediate impact right here at this airport is likely 15 people gaining employment, between the airport and the partners who are serving Air Canada. “Air Canada is already talking to us about who are partner hotels are, do we have rental car services and taxi cab services,” he added.

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Canadian National Railway Co. says it expects the volume of crude oil it transports to continue growing, even in light of a recent disaster in LacMegantic, Que., that has thrust rail safety into the spotlight. The railway company (TSX:CNR) said revenue from transporting crude oil increased by 150 per cent during the second quarter from a year ago, driven mostly by new loading stations on its network. The wisdom of shipping oil by rail has come under scrutiny after a runaway train belonging to the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic carrying 72 cars of oil derailed and exploded in LacMegantic, Que., killing 47 people earlier this month.

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Canadians could be paying more for home insurance as the toll of severe weather on personal property continues to climb, one of the country’s largest insurance companies said Monday. Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC) said it expects to book about $257 million in expenses stemming from the flooding in Alberta and Toronto and the deadly Lac-Megantic train derailment in Quebec. “The devastation brought on by recent flooding and torrential rain is unprecedented,” Intact chief executive Charles Brindamour said in a statement. “The scope of the damage and destruction that we have witnessed in recent weeks is a stark reminder that we must adapt the protection offered to Canadians to ensure it remains sustainable in light of the greater prevalence and severity of weather events.” Intact spokesman Gilles Gratton said the price of home insurance has increased over the past few years to reflect the impact of climate

change. “The costs of the weather-related damages are increasing steadfastly in Canada,” Gratton said. “The home insurance product was designed, historically, to protect people against fire and theft, and essentially over the last 10 to 15 years what you’ve seen is the main use of the product is for water-related damages.” Gratton said Intact is considering further price increases, higher deductibles or adding sublimits as possible ways to maintain the profitability of home insurance products. “We’ll have to look at how we can keep offering the protection and make it affordable for consumers,” he said. “So it may mean some continued pricing increase, like we’ve seen over the last few years.” Glenn McGillivray, managing director of the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, said increasingly dense cities, crumbling infrastructure and the changing climate are likely to increase weather-related losses over the coming years.

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Construction crews work on the Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta’s office in Red Deer. The building at 4440 49th Ave. is undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovations, said broker/owner Dale Russell. The two-storey building, which dates back to the late 1970s and has been occupied by Re/Max for the past 20 years, is gaining about 450 square feet of floor space on its second floor and new features like a ‘Re/Max Cafe’ for meetings and training. The 35 realtors and support staff who work out of the office have relocated temporarily to the Professional Building downtown. Re/Max Real Estate Central Alberta also has offices in Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Lacombe and Ponoka.

Lacombe Research Station to get some of $15 million in canola funds BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The Canadian government has announced the next piece of funding under the Growing Forward 2 AgriInnovation Program. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz revealed on Monday that $15 million will be invested in canola research and innovation. That money will be applied to a Canola Council of Canada “research cluster,” which will involve industry, post-secondary institutions and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research centres. Jeff Stewart, director for research and development for AAFC in Alberta, confirmed that some of the work will take place at the Lacombe Research Centre. He said research scientists John O’Donovan, who specializes in agronomy; Neil Harker, who focuses on weed science; and Kelly Turkington, whose area is plant diseases, will be involved. A government release said AAFC researchers will look at new uses for canola in animal feed, ways to maximize production and resist stress, strategies for pest management and disease resistance, and how to improve economic and environmental sustainability of canola production. “This project will create new op-

portunities for growers by helping to increase their productivity and profitability, while expanding their market opportunities,” said Ritz. One objective will also be to increase the value of canola oil by showcasing its health benefits, said the release. The research will build on an earlier investment of $14.5 million through Growing Forward that included preliminary research that canola oil might be helpful in fighting obesity and cardiovascular disease. Two weeks ago at the Lacombe Research Centre, Ritz announced $8-million in funding for barley research under Growing Forward 2. That money was earmarked for projects in a research cluster administered by the Alberta Barley Commission. “A good part of the cluster’s work will happen right here at Lacombe, with the two lead scientists here,” said Ritz at the time. O’Donovan, Harker and Turkington were expected to participate in the barley research. Growing Forward 2 is a five-year initiative of the federal, provincial and territorial governments that will provide up to $698 million for research, development, commercialization and adoption of innovative products, technologies, and services. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com


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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 92.12 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.39 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.30 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.40 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.07 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.92 Cdn. National Railway . 105.06 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 132.62 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.60 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.54 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.85 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.59 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.79 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.12 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.34 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.76 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.59 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.75 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.53 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46.24 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 30.65 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.02 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.99 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.79 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.30 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.10 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.80 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.83 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed higher Monday as traders picked up beaten-down gold stocks while bullion prices had their biggest one day move upward in more than a year. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 73.25 points to 12,758.38 on top of four straight weeks of gains as traders also looked towards a busy earnings week for Canadian corporations. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.21 of a cent to 96.67 cents US. U.S. indexes were lacklustre amid an earnings disappointment from McDonald’s and some weakness from the housing sector as the Dow Jones industrials added 1.81 points to 15,545.55, the Nasdaq was 12.77 points higher to 3,600.39, while the S&P 500 index rose 3.44 points to a new record high of 1,695.53. Overall, earnings at U.S. companies have shown more positive surprises than disappointments. But McDonald’s fell short of expectations Monday as the world’s biggest fast-food purveyor said secondquarter profit rose to US$1.4 billion, or $1.38 a share, from $1.35 billion, or $1.32 a share, a year earlier. Sales rose two per cent to $7.08 billion. Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) reported earnings per share of $1.69, seven cents better than forecast and up from $1.44 a year ago. Revenue was $2.67 billion versus the $2.7 billion that analysts had expected. CN shares had closed down 49 cents to $105.06. Railway giant Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) reports earnings on Wednesday. Also after the close, online video streaming company Netflix handed in earnings of 49 cents US, nine cents better than expectations. Revenue of $1.07 billion matched expectations. On the economic front, existing home sales fell by 1.2 per cent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.08 million but remained near a 3 1/2 year high. Economists had expected a rise of 1.4 per cent. The gold sector continued to claw back some of the steep losses

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.73 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.25 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.72 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.87 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 20.41 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.25 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 22.76 First Quantum Minerals . 16.30 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 29.97 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.38 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.78 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.86 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.30 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 23.97 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.98 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 49.18 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.51 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.33 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.58 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 34.30 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.91 Canyon Services Group. 11.82 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.48 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.730 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.03 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.63 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 94.83 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 45.08 racked up so far this year, with the component up about 6.5 per cent while August bullion ran up $43.10 to US$1,336 an ounce, climbing above $1,300 for first time in a month. It was the biggest one-day gain since June 2012. The TSX global gold sector is still down 35 per cent year-to-date, but it earlier had been down about 50 per cent, while the price of bullion is only down 20 per cent so far in 2013. Prices were close to US$1,500 anOn Monday, Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) ran up $1.09 to C$18.25 while Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) improved by $1.63 to $29.97. The base metals sector was ahead 1.5 per cent while September copper was up five cents to US$3.19 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gained 49 cents to C$23.97. Teck is the biggest Canadian mining company to report this week and analysts forecast the Vancouver-based company will post adjusted earnings of 33 cents a share on Thursday, down from 53 cents a year ago. The energy sector was up a slight 0.2 per cent as the soft housing data helped push the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 93 cents to US$106.94 a barrel. But prices have still jumped about 10 per cent this month, underpinned by three weeks of declining U.S. stockpiles. Rising prices have lifted TSX energy stocks and the sector has gained more than five per cent this month. Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE), which reports earnings Wednesday, climbed 23 cents to C$32.48. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,758.38 up 73.25 points TSX Venture Exchange — 929.38 up 8.99 points TSX 60 — 733.93 up 4.20 points Dow — 15,545.55 up 1.81 points S&P 500 — 1,695.53 up 3.44 points Nasdaq — 3,600.39 up 12.78 points

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RESPONSE: More appealing place Red Deer Realtor Kevin Lapp thinks the new service will make Central Alberta a more appealing place to live. He said in a recent release that migrants to Central Alberta consider transportation links to be very important, and that Air Canada’s arrival should have a positive impact on the real estate market here. Dale Russell, owner/broker of Re/ Max Real Estate Central Alberta, doesn’t think the new air service will bring an influx of home-buyers. “How big an impact it’s going to have on our population growth, I don’t know. It’s still only an hour to either airport (Calgary or Edmonton).” But Russell welcomes the new service and expects to use it himself. He believes it will enhance Red Deer’s credibility in the eyes of outsiders. Steenstra said daily passenger service from Red Deer to Calgary, and points beyond, will help keep existing businesses in the area and attract new ones. It will also help companies and other organizations that are planning conferences or trying to bring in resource people. He said some critics have questioned why anyone would book a flight from Red Deer to Calgary. “The point is you can now go from Red Deer to Toronto, or Red Deer to Houston, or Red Deer to L.A., or Red Deer to Las Vegas. And what you’ll find is that your fare between Red Deer and Las Vegas is very similar, if not exactly the same, as between Calgary and Las Vegas.” Passengers flying from the Red Deer Airport can park for free, clear security here, and have their baggage checked through to their final destination, he added.

High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.40 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.13 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.02 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.19 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.25 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.680 Precision Drilling Corp . . . 9.90 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 33.09 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.01 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.82 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 8.57 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 55.00 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 65.02 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.96 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.49 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 30.17 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.90 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.80 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.47 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.38 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.46 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 79.06 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.90 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 65.66 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.62 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.90

Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.67 cents US, up 0.21 of a cent Pound — C$1.5880, up 0.46 of a cent Euro — C$1.3639, up 0.14 of a cent Euro — US$1.3185, up 0.42 of a cent Oil futures: US$106.94 per barrel, down 93 cents (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,336 per oz., up $43.10 (September contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.094 per oz., up $1.04 $710.32 per kg., up $33.43 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 929.38, up 8.99 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 134.21 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $3.20 higher $519.70; Jan. ’14 $2.50 higher $524.90; March ’14 $1.50 higher $529.00; May ’14 $2.70 higher $531.20; July ’14 $2.80 higher $531.70; Nov. ’14 $2.80 higher $511.80; Jan ’15 $2.80 higher $511.80; March ’15 $2.80 higher $511.80; May ’15 $2.80 higher $511.80; July ’15 $2.80 higher $511.80; Nov. ’15 $2.80 higher $511.80. 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, July ’15 unchanged $199.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $199.00. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 282,900 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 282,900.

In addition to Air Canada’s new service, Northwestern Air offers flights to Fort McMurray, Abbotsford and Kelowna out of Red Deer Airport. hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com

DAMAGE: Bigger losses “We’re building more and more and putting more and more into our cities, so when you get something like a heavy rainstorm — it’s going to hurt a little bit more,” he said. Anayst Jeff Fenwick at Cormark Securities Inc. said Intact has been focused recently on repricing home insurance products and providing more specifics around what’s covered and what isn’t. “About 20 years ago, there weren’t nearly as many people who had finished their basement and put expensive audio visual equipment, and that type of thing, down there,” Fenwick said. “So now the magnitude of the losses when your basement floods tends to be quite a bit larger.” That means insurance costs are likely to go up for Canadians, as severe weather events become increasingly prevalent, said Fenwick. Toronto-based Intact estimates it will record about $123 million or 92 cents per share in after-tax catastrophe losses in its second quarter. That will be mainly due to about $300 million of costs for Intact customers in Alberta following storms and flooding that swept through several communities. The blow to Intact will be softened by reinsurance — essentially insurance for insurance companies. The Alberta disaster will result in $105 million or 79 cents per share net of reinsurance in the second quarter ended June 30. In the third quarter, which began July 1, Intact estimates it will record an additional $134 million, or $1.01 per share, in after-tax catastrophe losses.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s latest quarterly results are likely to illustrate why investors are clamouring for the maker of the iPhone and the iPad to come out with another trend-setting device. The report, due out after the stock market closes today, is expected to show that Apple Inc. is making less money as more customers buy its lower-priced iPhones and iPads instead of the top-of-the-line models. Other consumers increasingly are bypassing Apple products altogether as smartphones and tablet computers running Google’s Android software win more fans. Those dynamics have changed the way that Wall Street — and even parts of Main Street — view Apple. Once regarded as an indomitable innovator, Apple now looks vulnerable and perhaps a step behind Google Inc. and the leading Android disciple, Samsung Electronics Co. If analysts’ projections pan out, Apple’s earnings fell during the three months that ended in June, marking the second consecutive quarter of decline. The slump follows a decade-long streak of earnings growth that ended at the start of the year. Analysts surveyed by FactSet are expecting, on average, earnings of $7.34 per share, down from $9.32 per share a year ago. Meanwhile, analysts are forecasting little or no revenue growth for the first time since the debut of the iPhone six years ago. Analysts are expecting $35 billion in revenue for the period, its fiscal third

quarter. It was $35 billion at the same time last year. Those would be impressive numbers for most companies, but the bar has been set high for Apple since the introduction of its iPhone triggered an upheaval that has changed the way people engage with technology. Smartphones and tablets are emerging as the preferred way to connect to the Internet and perform many other common computing tasks. In the process, those mobile devices are supplanting laptop and desktop computers. Ignited by its early lead in smartphones and tablets, Apple’s financial performance launched into a scintillating trajectory that catapulted its stock into Wall Street’s stratosphere, too. The company’s shares rose nearly six-fold from the debut of the first iPhone in 2007 to the release of the latest model last September to establish Apple as the world’s most valuable company. Since peaking 10 months ago at $705.07, Apple’s stock has plummeted by about 40 per cent to about $425 to wipe out roughly $260 billion in shareholder wealth. It is now behind Exxon Mobil Corp. in market capitalization — at $400 billion, compared with $422 billion for the energy company. Not even a recent 15 per cent increase in Apple’s quarterly dividend has done much for the stock. Despite the downturn in the company’s fortunes, Apple’s products still have legions of admirers. Sales of iPhones for the just-ended quarter are expected to total about 26 million, around the same number as the same time last year.

Eurozone debt burden rises to record 92.2 per cent of GDP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Europe’s debt dynamics keep getting worse in spite of years of cost-cutting and tax hikes designed to return public finances to health. Official figures showed Monday that the debt burden of the 17 European Union countries that use the euro hit all-time highs at the end of the first quarter even after austerity measures were introduced to rebalance the governments’ books. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said government debt as a proportion of the total annual gross domestic product of the eurozone rose to a record 92.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, from 90.6 per cent the previous quarter and 88.2 per cent in the same period a year ago. Battered by a global recession, a banking crisis and in some cases lax financial management, a number of euro countries have been forced to take remedial action to deal with their debts, some in return for multibillion bailout loans. Some progress has been made —

many countries’ annual budget deficits are falling. Greece, for example, is expected to start posting economic growth next year while recording a primary surplus — the annual budget excluding debt-related payments — after years of savage austerity that’s contributed to a near six-year recession and unemployment of around 27 per cent. One side-effect of the austerity measures has been to keep a lid on economic growth — government spending is a key component of the economy while tax rises can choke consumption and investment. Many euro countries are actually in recession — shrinking economies can make the debt-to-GDP ratio look less favourable. Coupled with the fact that countries continue to add to their debt mountains by ongoing, albeit smaller, budget deficits, the overall debt burden of the eurozone has continued to rise. The hope of those who have advocated austerity as the main response to Europe’s debt crisis is that economic growth will start to emerge as soon as countries get their borrowing levels down to manageable levels.

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ELECTRIC SHOCKING ALLEGED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The federal government has asked the courts for help on what to do with documents related to allegations of horrific abuse of students at a former Indian residential school, including some who say they were jolted in an electric chair. Advocates for the survivors had accused the government of thwarting their compensation claims by hiding the documents — many of them from a criminal investigation of St. Anne’s in northern Ontario. Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt has now written New Democrat Charlie Angus to say the appropriate forum to resolve the issue is through the courts. “To bring clarity to these issues, I have instructed departmental officials to work with the Department of Justice to make a request for direction to the Ontario Superior Court,” Valcourt states. From 1904 to 1976, hundreds of aboriginal children from remote James Bay communities were sent to St. Anne’s in Fort Albany, Ont., one of 140 churchrun residential schools in Canada set up to “civilize” First Nations. In the 1990s, Ontario Provincial Police conducted a five-year investigation of abuse at the school. The investigation and resulting criminal proceedings yielded the documents at issue. Students at St. Anne’s complained they had been whipped, kicked and beaten. Boys and girls said they were raped or otherwise sexually abused. Children said they were made to eat their own vomit. The investigation also turned up evidence of an electric chair made by a supervisor. Victims said they were made to sit on the metalframed chair with its plywood seat and wires leading to a black box. A supervisor would crank a handle, jolting the bodies. “The small boys used to have their legs flying in front of them,” Edmund Metatawabin, 65, who said he was twice put in the chair as a seven-year-old in the mid-1950s, told The Canadian Press. “The sight of a child being electrocuted and their legs waving in front of them was a funny sight for the missionaries and they’d all be laughing.” The police investigation resulted in criminal charges against seven men and women.

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Feds announce $60-M for Lac-Megantic recovery BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The federal government has announced a $60-million fund to help Lac-Megantic, Que., amid increasing pressure to make a specific aid commitment following a train disaster more than two weeks ago. The announcement from local MP Christian Paradis, the international development minister, came after the Harper government faced some criticism for having failed to provide any details beyond its promise to help the community. The provincial government had moved immediately with its own

$60-million fund and provided emergency aid that saw people swiftly receive $1,000 cheques.

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MONTREAL — A new blooddonation policy came into effect across Canada on Monday, officially nixing the lifelong ban that prevented men who have had sex with men from giving blood. Canadian Blood Services and HEMA-Quebec — which oversee Canada’s blood system — are now allowing men to donate blood if they have not had homosexual sex in the last five years. The new policy comes two decades after Canada’s taintedblood scandal. Transfusions infected over 30,000 Canadians with Hepatitis C or HIV, sparking an inquiry in 1993 that ultimately led to the Red Cross being stripped of its control of the blood system. The rules in effect from the 1980s until now excluded a man from giving blood, for the rest of his life, if he had ever had sex with another man since 1977 — cited as the date HIV began spreading in developed countries.

A Toronto hospital says thieves made off with a baby grand piano by telling staff they were taking the rare instrument for a tune-up. Police say two men lifted a Boston Steinway Baby Grand Piano onto a dolly to wheel it out of a fourth-floor conservatory of the downtown Toronto General Hospital near the end of lunchtime on July 14. Todd Milne, the head of hospital security, said employees asked the men what they were doing, but were let alone to whisk the instrument away. “No one would ever expect someone to steal a piano,” he said. “Of course if you know anything about pianos you know the tuners go to the piano, the piano doesn’t go to them,” Milne added.

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Couple has dated for 11 years Dear Annie: My daughter has been dating the same guy for 11 years. Three years ago, she purchased a townhouse, and he moved in. He has terrible sleep habits. He claims his “internal sleep clock” is not in sync with the rest of the world. He stays up most nights playing on his computer and has a difficult time waking in the morning. He then spends his weekends trying to catch up on his sleep, staying in bed until late afternoon. He claims this is why he has yet to complete his college degree. He has a deadend job because they tolerate his hours. MITCHELL My daughter has done re& SUGAR search on sleep disorders and offered him names of doctors and clinics in the area that specialize in helping people, but he refuses to go. My daughter has a fantastic job. She is intelligent, beautiful, outgoing and fun, and has a wide circle of friends who apparently make up for what she doesn’t get from Rip Van Winkle. This lopsided relationship is not what I had hoped for her. She deserves so much more. She and I have had many discussions about this, and at one point it negatively affected our relationship. Since then, I’ve tried to keep my thoughts to myself. She recently told me that Rip expects to inherit some money from an aunt who recently died. He claims he will use the money to buy an engagement ring and pay for online college classes. Frankly, I would prefer she never marry him. How do I prepare myself to react to a possible engagement? — Sleepyhead’s Mother-In-Law-To-Be Dear SMILTB: Sleep disorders can be serious, but the fact that Rip Van Winkle has no interest in seeing a doctor means he would rather maintain the status quo. You already know your daughter isn’t inclined to listen to your opinions about this guy. So practice smiling in front of the mirror, because there isn’t much else you can do. We hope Rip Van Winkle has some redeeming qualities to make up for his lack of ambition, and one of them may be that he loves your daughter a great deal. Please try to focus on those good qualities and accept her decision with grace and fortitude. Dear Annie: I recently asked a good friend to accompany me to a store where I needed to make a return. I wasn’t sure the manager would be cooperative and wanted my friend for support. She declined. I was hurt and now wonder whether she is as good of a friend as I thought. I would have done it for her had she asked. Am I making too much of this? — What Are Friends For? Dear What: Yes. Your friend may have her own issues about returning items, and this particular request may have made her terribly uncomfortable. Our friends cannot be all things to us. If she is otherwise good to you, please let her off the hook for this type of activity. Dear Annie: I had to respond to “Frustrated Cook,” who admonished children who were picky eaters. My son was like that. Rather than create tension, I decided to cook what he would eat, even if it meant cooking a different dish. I remember my relatives giving me “the look” because they thought I was enabling him and that it was my fault he had such a limited palate. As an adult, he is still picky, but now he can explain it to me. He says the texture of certain foods has always been a huge issue for him. He will now try different foods within limits. But he has expressed his gratitude to me for not forcing him to eat or go without. To my relatives and others out there, don’t judge unless you know the whole story. — Happy Mom and Son Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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HOROSCOPES Tuesday, July 23 others today. CELEBRITIES BORN TAURUS (April 20ON THIS DATE: Dan- May 20): Do not fear of iel Radcliffe, 24; Woody expressing yourself in a Harrelson, 52; Philip way that you think othSeymour Hoffman, 46 ers might take the wrong THOUGHT OF THE way. In fact, whatever DAY: A friendly mood you have to bring into sets into the day as the your worldly affairs will Moon in Aquarius be- be welcomed, much to friends Urayour surprise. nus in Aries. Exciting opWe tend to portunities break out of may pop out boring rouof the blue for tines and creyou. ate one that GEMINI is eccentric (May 21-June and uncon20): You have ventional. a particular Unorthodox set of beliefs inclinations or a philosowill evoke phy about an in us the deinterest that ASTRO sire to move may be conDOYNA forward in sidered unthe search of orthodox by emotional inothers. You dependence. are so conOur reactions are quick nected to this vision that and responsive. In gen- you may disconnect youreral, we are comfortable self from reality quite with change as it offers unconsciously. us a form of free expresCANCER (June 21-Jusions and a world free of ly 22): Your debt might restrictions. Venus quin- find a sudden relief and tiles North Node which you could breathe more brings us spiritual gifts easily. An unexpected towards our destiny. cash flow or inheritance HAPPY BIRTHDAY: might also be a possibilIf today is your birthday, ity, but not without your you will use your gut total and complete atteninstinct to begin a new tion. If you get distractcycle in your life that ed, important details will will involve another per- slip you by. son in your life. Much of LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): your stamina and energy will be directed towards someone that will contribute a lot in your life. Surprises will pop like champagne bubbles! ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are the life of the party. Free of any complexities or feelings of inadequacy, you can function effortlessly just in every kind of social environment. You will bring a sense of pleasant surprises to

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Relationships that can offer you a sufficient amount of independence and excitement is the kind of partnership that will get your attention. You need someone that can provide you constant stimulation and you are not shy to voice about this either. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You need a lifestyle that can keep up with your changing taste and demands. Your routine changes so abruptly that even you could have a hard time following yourself. Out with the dullness and in with originality! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Have a scrupulous look within yourself and you will find some special talents which will boost your sense of self. Your creativity and your quest for freedom have the likelihood to bring you fortunate circumstances. Love is a box of chocolates! SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may breathe with more relief once you gain that liberation from a domestic chore. Maybe you are not the one that has to do the annoying repairs around the house or perhaps someone else was awarded to take care of today’s food menu. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A more open space gives you more

room to function under your own terms. Genius ideas trot through your mind. Today you have no problem expressing yourself freely and openly to the adored one. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You may find a greater support and reinforcement through the discharge of a specific memorabilia. Letting go of them brings you much more inner satisfaction and a sense of renewal. Rid yourself of out-ofdate belongings. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): You seek adventure and you want to live life in the moment. You tend to align yourself with individuals who stimulate and inspire you. A chance encounter with a friend or an interesting connection will capture you by a nice surprise. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your inner bliss is found by being comfortable with yourself. Break the hold of particular patterns and inhibitions that deteriorate your self-consciousness. This could include your eating habits, addictions or just something which you hold on to dearly. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

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Pillow talk YOU CAN MAKE GOOD POTATO GNOCCHI FROM WRITTEN RECIPES, BUT AN INTIMATE SESSION WITH A PRO YIELDS INVALUABLE SECRETS BY BONNIE S. BENWICK ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES

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t is practically impossible to discuss gnocchi without invoking the p-word. Not “potato,” its historic main ingredient, but the aspirational “pillow.” We’ve been to Brookstone and Bed Bath & Beyond, so we understand the variations along those lines. Fluffy. With shape-holding density. Heavy enough for combat. Whichever kind you’re accustomed to will do just fine, thank you — until the moment you experience the deliciousness of, say, a custom model that costs a grand. The stuff dreams are made of. Those distinctions are apt for gnocchi, too. The dumpling derivatives have been made for hundreds of years. Potato gnocchi began as Italian peasant food that required few components, little time and maybe one hand-powered piece of equipment. It has been universally embraced in its boot-shaped native land, north to south, where provincial gastronomic divisions are the norm. Gnocchi is so celebrated, in fact, that it has its own day — and I don’t mean a head-scratcher like National Almond Buttercrunch Day. Trattorias in Rome serve it up on Gnocchi Thursdays, while Argentina and Uruguay have adopted their own monthly Dia de Noquis. When you grow up eating the gnocchi your family put on the table, it becomes the gold standard. You might tweak a recipe so that it becomes your own, shaping it into an enviable entree. Order it at a number of restaurants, and you start to appreciate the better versions. Then, when you least expect it, a transcendent forkful sends your kitchen brain into overdrive. It can initiate a quest into whys and wherefores that prompts tuberous hoarding and habitual flour dusting. That is what happened to me. You might not get the opportunity to have close encounters with gnocchi pros, so I’m sharing my journey. It took one taste of Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s potato gnocchi, situated in a springtime mix of lamb shank ragu, peas, pickled ramps and Garrotxa cheese. The dish won best in show at the 2013 D.C. Lamb Jam. There was at least one other gnocchi dish in the May competition, and it was mighty good. But Meek-Bradley’s gnocchi were otherwordly: tender, silky and light. Ripple patrons won’t let her take them off the menu, so she changes sauces for a little variety. How did a California girl come to possess such a gift? She learned from New York chef Jonathan Benno, now at Lincoln Ristorante on the Upper West Side. Meek-Bradley worked with him

2941 Potato Gnocchi Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 4 large Idaho potatoes, 12 to 13 1/2 ounces each, free of any dark spots 1 tablespoon sea salt, plus more as needed 2 pinches freshly grated nutmeg 5.3 ounces (a scant 1 1/4 cups) “00” flour or all-purpose flour, sifted, plus more for dusting (see headnote) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter 1 large egg, beaten Steps Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Create four thick beds of kosher salt on a rimmed baking sheet. Rinse and dry the potatoes, then arrange each potato on its own bed of salt; the salt will prevent the potatoes from

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Order gnocchi at a number of restaurants, and you start to appreciate the better versions. when he was chef de cuisine at the three-Michelin star Per Se. “We’ve all made the gluey, leaden sinkers,” says Benno. “Potato gnocchi should be light. Sounds like Marjorie’s got the touch.” When asked to describe them, Meek-Bradley says her gnocchi “eats like a pillow.” Potatoes, egg yolks, kosher salt and all-purpose flour. She e-mailed succinct instructions. Two attempts later, my interpretation was nowhere close to what she’d served. Unnerving for my line of work. A 15-minute demonstration in the calm of Ripple’s nolunch-service kitchen cleared things up considerably. “I thought to myself, ‘Of course it makes sense to show you,’ “ she said, conjuring a “duh” as we waited for hot potatoes to finish in the oven. “That’s how technique is best explained.” I was able to feel the potatoes’ temperature and that of the dough at key points. I saw how little Meek-Bradley incorporated elements with a plastic bench scraper. I discovered why she does not use a fork to create the grooves that make gnocchi look like mini mountain bike tires. (“You need a denser dough to do that,” she says.) Each step surrendered its own lesson, enriched by the chef’s willingness to answer nitpicky questions. Her main takeaways focused on the potatoes: “Use russets,” a baking potato. “Not Yukon Gold. You need more starch than sugar.”

burning on the bottom. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until the potatoes yield slightly to the touch but not so long that the skin separates from the flesh. Discard the roasted salt or reserve for another use. Place a food mill or potato ricer inside a large mixing bowl. Lightly dust a cutting board and a rimmed baking sheet with flour. (“Lightly” means so that you can barely see the flour, like a coating of dust on a piece of furniture.) Use a knife to cut each potato in half lengthwise (on the baking sheet) to release steam; this is important to avoid a gummy mixture. After 2 minutes, use a spoon to scoop the warm flesh into a food mill or potato ricer (in batches, as needed). Discard the potato skins. Grind or rice the potatoes over a large bowl so that the potato shreds are fluffy and almost dry to the touch. Wait for 1 or 2 minutes for the potato flesh to cool a bit more, than add the tablespoon of sea salt, nutmeg and flour; toss gently, being careful not to overmix. Add the oil, butter and egg. Use your clean hands and a light touch to gently incorporate the ingredients, taking no

TIPS & TRICKS This might be the next best thing to a personal gnocchi-making lesson: a look at the sticking points most often faced by home cooks. Some problems are fixable, but sometimes the quest for perfection demands a do-over.

FIXABLE ● You don’t have a food mill or a potato ricer. Try a box grater, or even coarsely mash the potatoes. But be sure to work air into them (with a fork), which will keep the gnocchi dough from being too dense. ● The pile of potato is lumpy. You didn’t fully grind, rice or grate the potatoes. Run them through the mill/ricer again, as long as the potatoes are still warm. ● The uncooked gnocchi developed a skin. You didn’t cover the initial log of dough or the formed gnocchi with a clean dish towel. A barely perceptible exterior is okay; a skin you can see or feel might make the gnocchi a bit tough. ● Frozen gnocchi stuck together. You didn’t freeze them first on a baking sheet, not touching each other, until firm. Just drop the frozen mass of gnocchi into boiling water to bring them back.

IFFY YET EDIBLE ● The potatoes are wet or soggy. Boiled potatoes can take on too much moisture. Some cooks say that boiling them skin-on helps eliminate that problem and enhances the potato flavor. Drain them well, cut them open and allow for thorough drying. But use them while still somewhat warm, if you can. Baked potatoes need to be cut open lengthwise to allow steam to escape. ● The cooked potatoes are cold. They are usable, but warm and dry potatoes yield a fluffier mixture. You can try reheating the potatoes in the oven, but you run the risk of drying them out too much. ● An added vegetable puree has adversely affected the dough. Next time, try a vegetable powder instead. ● The cooking water got cloudy with the first batch. The gnocchi had excess flour on them. Boil a fresh pot of salted water. Use a pastry brush to remove excess flour before the gnocchi go in. ● The cooked gnocchi look a little fuzzy on the outside and have lost some shape definition. Too little flour was used, or they have cooked too long. Don’t wait for them all to float to the surface; once four to six of them appear, retrieve all of the gnocchi from the cooking water. ● The gnocchi stayed at the bottom of the pot for several minutes. You might have added too many at once, or the water had not come to a full boil. Also, if you started with frozen homemade gnocchi — which is okay — they will require a longer cooking time.

BEST TO START OVER ● The baked/boiled potatoes never achieved the right consistency. Cooking instructor Giuliano Hazan says they “should neither be too waxy nor too starchy.” Sometimes the moisture/starch content of a potato will be different, and not great for making gnocchi, at the beginning and end of the potato-growing season. Some cooks say old potatoes are better for making gnocchi. Idaho, russet and Yukon Gold are the most popular varieties to use. Bake them until a paring knife goes in easily. ● The dough is sticky. If you have added egg, it might have been over-incorporated. Start over, using a sifter to deliver the flour gradually. Or the weather and humidity might be a factor. Some cooks switch to alternative gnocchi recipes — ricotta instead of potato — in the summer. ● The exterior of the potato flesh is tough, and/or there are gaps between the flesh and potato skins. The potatoes are overbaked and too dried out. ● The initial, fat log of dough is firm, not shaggy, inside. You might have incorporated too much flour in the mix. ● The dough in rope format is smooth-looking and homogenous. The dough is overworked, which results in tougher, denser gnocchi. When you roll the dough into thin ropes again, spread your fingers and start at the center of the dough portion, rolling and gently working out toward the ends. A few cracks are okay.

more than 20 seconds to create a shaggy dough that is soft but not sticky. Transfer to the cutting board. Use a bench scraper or large knife to divide the dough into four equal sections; cover loosely with a clean dish towel to keep them warm. Work with one dough portion at a time. Use your fingers and a light touch to roll the dough into a rope that’s about 3/4 inch thick, moving from the center out toward the edges. It should not look smooth. Cut into 1-inch lengths, transferring them to the dusted baking sheet. Repeat to use all the dough. If flour is visible on the surface of the gnocchi, use a dry pastry brush to remove it. At this point, it’s best to cook the gnocchi right away. But they can be refrigerated for several hours. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add a generous pinch of salt. Gently add the gnocchi, which will sink to the bottom. As soon as a few of them bob to the surface, use a Chinese skimmer or strainer to remove all of them.


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R.I.P.D. 1.5 stars (out of four) Rated: PG As R.I.P.D. unfolds on the screen before us, one can’t help but wonder what the heck Jeff Bridges is doing there. Playing long-deceased 19thcentury marshal Roy Pulsifer, he’s partnered with freshly dead partner, Boston cop Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds), a pair of ghost busters in the Rest In Peace Department whose job is to track down the dead who are masquerading as the living to avoid judgment day. They’re called “deado’s” (though deadbeats might have been funnier). The idle thought nags again and again: why is a character actor of Bridge’s pedigree slumming it in a CGI-bloated, 3D-infused paranor-

To their credit, the oddball partners play things relatively straight. Bridges, delivering dialogue as if his cheeks are stuffed with chewing tobacco, gamely tries to breathe life into Pulsifer’s character, though it takes a while to warm to him. Reynolds plays Walker with doe-eyed seriousness as a man mourning his own death and losing the love of his lie, Julia (Stephanie Szostak). Awkward at first, the interplay between the Pulsifer and Walker actually improves as the film progresses. Mary-Louise Parker is wonderfully wry as the officious Proctor who oversees the ghost hunters, and Kevin Bacon, as the villainous Bobby, is as reliable as ever. There are a couple of decent laughs in the avatars — a buxom blond and an old Chinese guy — that the two officers appear as in the living world. Director Robert Schwentke (RED, Flightplan) does a fine job of handling the action sequences, and the 3D actually works. But some of the CGI stuff, especially the dead-o’s, are overblown and silly. Then there’s the painfully stupid plot, which makes the film, though barely more than 90 minutes, feel much longer. The likeliest reaction from the audience? Let’s spell it out: R.I.P.D. O.F.F. Bruce DeMara is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

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mal buddy comedy like R.I.P.D.? Does Bridges have tax problems on the scale of Nicolas Cage, who has taken a paycheque from all sorts of dubious movies in recent years? Based on the 1999 comic book by Peter Lenkov, R.I.P.D. will face the eventual comparison with the Men in Black franchise — with ghosts instead of extraterrestrials as the main menace. Unlike M.I.B., R.I.P.D. is unlikely to spawn a series of successful sequels. The story opens with Walker’s voice-over: “You think you’ve had a bad day at work. I think I’ve got you beat,” as Pulsifer and Walker deal with a wily Fat Elvis deado, who gives them the finger and says “thank you very much” before making good his getaway. Flashback three or four days earlier and we see Walker, in the course of busting a meth lab, gunned down by his partner, Bobby, all because he wants to return some gold the two swiped in an earlier bust. Walker is immediately beamed up to a CGI funnel cloud, where his new ghost-busting job — as penance — awaits. As it turns out, the gold is crucial to the plot, set to become part of something called the Staff of Jericho, which will somehow reverse the natural order of things, returning the dead to Earth and — natch — dooming humankind. (Cue eyes rolling heavenward.)

NEW YORK — Dennis Farina, a onetime Chicago cop who as a popular character actor played a TV cop on Law & Order during his wide-ranging career, has died. Death came Monday morning in a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after Farina suffered a blood clot in his lung, according to his publicist, Lori De Waal. He was 69. For three decades, Farina was a character actor who displayed remarkable dexterity, charm and toughness, making effective use of his craggy face, husky frame, ivory smile and ample moustache. He could be as dapper as Fred Astaire and as full of threat as Clint Eastwood. His gift has been Dennis Farina described as wry, tough-guy panache, and audiences loved him for it. “Sometimes you can take those dramatic roles and maybe interject a little humour into them, and I think the reverse also works,” Farina said in a 2007 interview with The Associated Press. “One of the funny things in life to me is a guy who takes himself very seriously.” Farina’s many films include Saving Private Ryan, (1998), Out Of Sight (1998), Midnight Run (1988), Manhunter (1986), and his breakout and perhaps most beloved film, Get Shorty (1995), a comedic romp where he played a Miami mob boss. He recently completed shooting a comedy film, Lucky Stiff. Among his numerous TV roles was Detective Joe Fontana on Law & Order during the 2004-06 seasons, replacing longtime cast member Jerry Orbach in the ensemble. Law & Order executive producer Dick Wolf said he was “stunned and saddened to hear about Dennis’s unexpected passing this morning. The Law & Order family extends sympathy and condolences to his family.” Also on TV, Farina was a regular in the starstudded though short-lived 2011-12 HBO horse-track drama Luck. He starred in the 1980s cult favourite Crime Story, and his stylish private-eye drama Buddy Faro (1998) was warmly received if little-watched. He followed that up with a 2002 sitcom flop, The In-Laws. Last season he guest-starred on the Fox comedy New Girl. A veteran of the Chicago theatre, Farina appeared in Joseph Mantegna’s Bleacher Bums and Streamers, directed by Terry Kinney, among other productions. Born Feb. 29, 1944, Farina was raised in a working-class neighbourhood of Chicago, the seventh child of Italian immigrants. After three years in the U.S. Army, he served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 years, both as a uniformed officer (he was there for the 1968 Chicago riots) and a burglary detective, before he found his way into acting as he neared his 40s. His first film was the 1981 action drama Thief, directed by Michael Mann — a future collaborator on numerous projects as recently as Luck — whom he had met through a mutual friend. In Thief he landed a small role as a criminal henchman, and, while not initially planning a career change, found the film world “very interesting,” as he told the AP in 2004, and concluded it could be a great sideline. (At the time, he was supplementing his cop’s salary by working as a security guard.) “I remember going to the set that day and being intrigued by the whole thing. I liked it. And everybody was extremely nice to me,” he recalled, while cautioning, “If the people were rude and didn’t treat me right, things could have gone the other way.”


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GUIDED BIKE TOUR Families can enjoy a guided bike tour of Red Deer on Saturday. The tour starts at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at noon and runs until 5 p.m. An interpreter will guide families along the bike trails and park nodes. Snacks will be provided. The cost is $35 per family of 5. Participants must bring a bikes and a helmet. Pre-registration is required by 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. For more information or to register, call 403-3462010. The nature centre is located at 6300 45th Ave. Red Deer.

COLLEGE HAS ONLINE STUDENT HOUSING INFO Thinking about student housing for the 20132014 college year? The Students’ Association of Red Deer College operates an online housing directory to help students with their search. The directory offers a variety of listings including rooms and houses to rent. Visit the site at www. sardc.ab.ca/housing. htm. Those interested in listing rental accommodations are invited to fill out an online form and submit it to the association directly. Each listing is $15 plus GST and is valid for 30 days from the date of posting. For more information, call 403-342-3200.

WILDLIFE CENTRE NEEDS SPONSORS FOR CHILDREN’S BOOKS Medicine River Wildlife Centre is seeking sponsors for the next in a series of children’s books. The popular books narrated by the centre’s education owl Otis are both educational and entertaining. They are illustrated by artist Gabe Wong. The centre needs $15,000 to produce the books. For more information, contact Erin at 403-7283467 or erin.young@ mrwc.ca.

Weekend-long party coming poking out ... and he’s dressed as a Mountie,” said Hastings. “It looks like there is this mini-Mountie on top of the 17-foot tall T-Rex.” “So psychologically they know how to Red Deer’s downtown business associAnother group, the Kamikaze Fireflies, ation hopes putting a knife-throwing co- draw in a crowd and work with them. It perform a vaudeville style contortionist, is quite interesting looking at them from median, a Mountie riding a five-metre-tall juggling and acrobatic-based routine. They tyrannosaurus rex, a catapulted cabbage that perspective and how these performers have a guarantee that if you don’t like their catch, the Grey Cup and scores of people come in and really, truly, work a crowd. show you can punch them, with the caveat “They are showmen.” in the same four-block area will make for a that some restrictions do apply to weekend-long party. said guarantee. This year’s Centrefest, the 11th in‘IT’S OUT OF THE BOX, LOTS OF FUN, Hastings said she is looking forcarnation of the downtown Red Deer ward to seeing Byron Bertram, PEOPLE SMILING THE WHOLE TIME.’ street performer festival, has all known for his appearance in a Vick’s these sights and more. — HEIDI HASTINGS, Nyquill commercial where, with a Set for Saturday and Sunday, Ross CENTREFEST FESTIVAL DIRECTOR severe case of man-flu, begs his wife Street from 48th to Gaetz Avenue and to call his mom. 69th Avenue from 49th to 51st Street “I’ve heard he is hilarious, so I’m will be blocked off for the afternoon really excited to see him,” she said. The English-born, Canadian-bred Mike festivities. In addition to the acrobatics, stunts, flyHeidi Hastings, Centrefest festival direc- Wood is a stand-up comedian, master of ing cabbages and knives, there will be rovceremonies and actor — when he’s not tor, is excited that the event was so close, ing performers. That latter group includes even though the week leading up to it has catching a flying cabbage with a spiked hel- the Etch-a-Sketch guy, who can draw pormet attached to his head. kept her busy. traits on the toy, and the human fountain, a A mainstay of his comedic performance, “It’s out of the box, lots of fun, people living, breathing water show. he has an audience member launch the smiling the whole time,” said Hastings. Musical acts, who will perform on their cabbage from his specially-designed cata“It is one of those festivals where everyown stage, include Brad Abel, Dean Ray, pult. thing is truly interactive.” Capitole D, Oldbury, Undersie Pattern, Meanwhile, he is standing in the landing The knife-throwing comedian, Jack DagWaskasoo and Rebecca Raabis, among othzone wearing a spiked helmet, awaiting the ger, has appeared on The Tonight Show ers. with Conan O’Brien, done commercials for arrival of the cabbage. Performances run from 11:30 a.m. to 8 As the flying cabbage gets close to his Samsung phones and has been on a History p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Television show called Most Extreme Marks- head, he adjusts his positioning to spear Sunday. the green vegetable with one of the spikes men demonstrating his skills. Red Deerians can also get a sneak peak He is slated for six performances protruding from his helmet. of the events at City Hall Park with the “It’s definitely different,” said Hastings. throughout the weekend, four on Saturday kickoff barbecue. The noon-hour event feaOther acts include acrobats, contortionand two on Sunday. tures just a small sample of the weekend “A lot of these performers have a back- ists, jugglers and Doris the Tyrannosaurus. performances. “It’s a guy on stilts and he dresses up, ground in stand-up comedy,” said Hastings. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate.com and at the top of the T-Rex there is this guy BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF

Spray park named Red Deer’s newest spray park has been christened the Blue Grass Sod Farms Central Spray and Play. The agreement with Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. is the first partnership of its kind to test the city’s new sponsorship policy. The city will evaluate the success of this sponsorship and use the results to determine the direction of the future sponsorship program. Slated to open on Aug. 13, the new park in downtown Red Deer features spray, splash and play equipment focused on railway and river themes over 7,500 square feet of accessible and creative fun. The amenity is fully accessible and offers washroom/change room facilities, seating areas, trail linkages, picnic areas, public parking and access to public transit. Blue Grass Sod Farms Ltd. will also host an annual family picnic with an open invitation for the entire community to enjoy. More information on the official opening will be released in the coming weeks.

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The man accused of robbing a downtown Red Deer Scotiabank made his first court appearance on Monday. Kwesi Samuel, 33, of Red Deer faces charges of robbery and failing to comply with a probation order after the July 18 incident at 12:45 p.m. in Red Deer. He appeared before Judge Bert Skinner in Red Deer provincial court on Monday. His matter was moved to Aug. 7 as he reserved his election and plea. According to Red Deer RCMP, Samuel left the bank, located at 4421 50th Ave., with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. A nearby witness relayed Samuel’s direction of travel and police were able to make the arrest promptly.

Murder case adjourned Court proceedings have been adjourned until later this month against a man accused in the firstdegree murder of a Red Deer resident. The body of Curtis Leroy Rangen, 43, was found in a freezer in his Potter’s Hands Housing apartment on May 3. Mark William Bitterman, 30, arrested in Kamloops, B.C., on other charges, was charged with first-degree murder by Red Deer City RCMP investigating Rangen’s death.

Bitterman appeared in Red Deer provincial court on Friday, by closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre. He asked for an adjournment for two more weeks, advising the court that he does not yet have a lawyer. Bitterman is due back in court on July 30 to enter a plea on the murder charges as well as numerous other charges arising from allegations that he took part in an escort service scam in Red Deer. Police allege that Bitterman and two others lured escort clients online and then beat and robbed them when they showed up for their appointments.

Westerner attendance down Attendance at the 2013 Westerner Days Fair and Exposition fell short of last year’s record. Overall attendance for the five-day affair in Red Deer was 95,488, down 7,177 from the 2012 recordbreaking total of 102,665. Highest attendance this year was on Saturday, when 23,494 fairgoers filed through the gates compared to last year’s 26,825. The opening day on Wednesday saw the lowest attendance with 12,734 compared to the record of 15,410 in 2012. Westerner Park had to be evacuated by RCMP on Saturday evening when a major storm pounded Red Deer and surrounding areas.

Missing teen located A teenage girl missing for two weeks has been located. Diamond Saddleback, 14, was last seen on July 7 in Hobbema. She was reported missing along with Mabel Roasting, 13. Roasting was located on Thursday. Saddleback was found Sunday in Edmonton, with the help of the Edmonton Police Service.

Those affected by Canada’s Indian Residential Schools are invited to share their experiences with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Wednesday and Thursday in Hobbema. The hearing will take place at Ermineskin Elementary Junior/Senior High School. Miyo Wahkohtowin Education, which runs three schools on behalf of the Ermineskin Cree Nation, is co-host of the event. Statements may be made publicly at sharing panels conducted by Truth and Reconciliation commissioner Chief Marie Wilson, or privately. Sharing panels are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Everyone who would like to learn about and bear witness to the legacy of the residential schools is encouraged to attend the Hobbema hearing. Public sharing panels will be streamed live at www.trc.ca. The Ermineskin Indian Residential School opened in 1894 and had an enrolment of 20 by the following year. In 1949, a day school opened with about 200 students. By 1980, Ermineskin was the largest Indian School in Canada. The student residence closed in 1975 with administration of the school being completely transferred to the Ermineskin Cree Nation by 1991. Ermineskin Junior Senior High School, completed in 2000, stands on the site of the old Ermineskin residential school. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission is an independent commission established as a result of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its court-ordered mandate “is to inform all Canadians about what happened in the 150-year history of the residential schools, and to guide and inspire a process of reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.”


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Britain welcomes royal baby PRINCE WILLIAM’S WIFE KATE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY, IS THIRD IN LINE FOR THRONE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Champagne bottles popped and shouts of “Hip! Hip! Hooray!” erupted at Buckingham Palace on Monday as Britain welcomed the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child, a boy who is now third in line to the British throne. Hundreds of Britons and tourists broke into song and dance outside the palace as officials announced that the future king was born at 4:24 p.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at central London’s St. Mary’s Hospital — the same place where William and his brother Harry were born three decades ago. The imminent arrival of the royal baby was the subject of endless speculation on social media and was covered for days on live television around the world, but in the end the Royal Family managed to keep it a remarkably private affair. In line with royal tradition, a terse statement announced only the time of birth, the infant’s gender and that mother and child were doing well. It gave no information about the baby’s name, and officials would say only that a name would be announced “in due course.” “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” it said. William also issued a brief statement, saying “we could not be happier.” Officials said William, who was by his wife’s side during the birth, would also spend the night in the hospital. William’s press aides had talked about preserving Kate’s “dignity” throughout the pregnancy, and the way the birth was handled showed that the palace’s impressive stagecraft could give the royals a bubble of privacy even in the age of Twitter and 24-hour news broadcasts. Just before 6 a.m., 31-yearold Kate, also known as the Duchess of Cambridge, entered the hospital through a

side door, avoiding the mass of journalists camped outside. Officials did not announce she was hospitalized until more than an hour later. Later, as the world media gathered outside filled hours of airtime with speculation, the baby’s birth went unannounced for nearly four hours, allowing the royal couple the private time they needed to act like a regular family — a goal 31-year-old William has cherished. He was able to tell his father, Prince Charles, and grandmother, the Queen, about the birth and enjoy his wife’s company without having to cope with the overwhelming media and public desire for information. By nightfall, the public still knew very few details, but most people seemed satisfied with the day’s events. London’s landmarks, including the London Eye, lit up in the national colours of red, white and blue, and the city had a party atmosphere unmatched since last summer’s Olympics. Outside the hospital, a man dressed as a town crier in traditional robes and an extravagant feathered hat shouted the news and rang a bell. A car carrying the announcement drove from the hospital to the palace, where the news was greeted with shrieks of “It’s a boy!” and strains of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow.” A large crowd rushed against the palace fences to catch a glimpse of an ornate, gilded easel displaying a small bulletin formally announcing the news. The framed sheet of paper became the target of a thousand camera flashes as people thrust their smartphones through the railings. Hours after the initial announcement, crowds were still surging forward to get near the easel. Some placed presents and bouquets in front of the palace, while others waved Union Jack flags and partied on the streets to celebrate. “It’s a crazy atmosphere. Everyone is getting very excited,” said Andrew Aitchison. “It’s great to be part of history,

to say we were here and saw it all happen.” Charles and his wife, Camilla, spoke of their joy and pride in becoming grandparents for the first time. “It is an incredibly special moment for William and Catherine and we are so thrilled for them on the birth of their baby boy,” Prince Charles said in a statement. “Grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone’s life, as countless kind people have told me in recent months, so I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time, and we are eagerly looking forward to seeing the baby in the near future.” It could be some time before the baby’s name is made public. When William was born, a week passed before his name was announced. Charles’ name remained a mystery for an entire month. The royal birth at St. Mary’s Hospital recalled that of the baby’s father, William, in 1982. Many remember the moment when he was carried out in Princess Diana’s arms with proud father Prince Charles at their side. William and Kate’s son is third in line to the throne behind Charles and William. The baby’s gender had been of particular interest because the prospect of Kate’s pregnancy had prompted a change in laws of succession to ensure that a daughter would not be passed over for the crown by a younger brother. No one can tell what political and personal changes the intervening years will bring, but the baby can be expected to become the head of state of 16 countries, including Britain, Australia and Canada. The child will also eventually become Supreme Governor of the Church of England. In Canada, the news of the birth was greeted with a flurry of congratulations. Prime Minister Stephen Harper hailed the arrival of “a future sovereign of Canada,” and said he’s looking forward to seeing the son born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Tony Appleton, a town crier, announces the birth of the royal baby, outside St. Mary’s Hospital exclusive Lindo Wing in London, Monday. Palace officials say Prince William’s wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. The baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces. The infant will become third in line for the British throne after Prince Charles and William.

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Opt-in system for online porn Pot activist hopes has been discussed in Canada to be first licensed burr in their britches about. “And generally the industry has said we can’t possibly block all of these sites.” ISPs did agree to working with the non-profit Canadian Centre for Child Protection in implementing Project Cleanfeed in 2007, which blocks websites hosting child pornography.

restrict access as they see fit. “Ultimately we don’t need to reinvent the wheel,” Copeland The controversial British plan said. to block access to pornography “But we can certainly be part of websites unless Internet customany awareness campaign that the ers explicitly opt-in has been disgovernment might want to partner cussed in Canada but Internet on.” service providers have thus far Geist agreed that parents fought it off, according to the head should be better empowered to of an industry group. protect their kids On Monday, British rather than forcing Prime Minister David ‘THE DISCUSSION HAS GONE ON FOREVER ISPs to implement Cameron announced overreaching filAND A DAY, MOSTLY IT STARTS AROUND that he’s asking ISPs CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND WHAT CAN BE ters. to restrict access to “There’s no pornographic webquestion that parDONE TO COMBAT IT AND WHETHER OR sites that are “corents and all InNOT INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS CAN roding childhood” ternet users need and hopes the filterto be sufficiently PLAY A ROLE, OR SHOULD PLAY A ROLE.’ ing system will be in sophisticated and place by year’s end. — TOM COPELAND, CHAIRMAN OF THE CANADIAN e d u c a t e d a b o u t Cameron also said he ASSOCIATION OF INTERNET PROVIDERS the benefits and wants to make it illesome of the potengal to possess violent tial harms online pornography that porand need to ensure trays rape, and urged they have the tools search engines to block queries That partnership was easier to to address their concerns,” he for illegal content. undertake because the content said. The idea of setting up manda- being blocked was illegal, said “There are different tools to tory blocks around pornography Michael Geist, a law professor at create some limitations on what isn’t new and has been floated in the University of Ottawa and the (kids are) able to access but I have Canada off and on for years, said Canada Research Chair in Inter- to say that’s a far cry from what Tom Copeland, chairman of the net and e-commerce law. feels like a government mandated Canadian Association of Internet “In these kinds of initiatives opt-in style approach to free exProviders. you have to separate child por- pression. “The discussion has gone on nography from other forms of “To have the government esforever and a day, mostly it starts pornography and that’s because sentially force this on the ISPs in around child pornography and to view child pornography itself a way that you have to ... (opt-in) what can be done to combat it is illegal. to be able to view perfectly legal and whether or not Internet ser“It’s different once you get into content always raises questions vice providers can play a role, other forms of pornography that around slippery slopes. or should play a role,” Copeland many may find offensive but un“Before you know it there are said. der a system of robust freedom a range of groups talking about “And then every once in a while of speech and freedom of expres- the need to opt-into other forms of somebody decides, ‘Well, we need sion remain perfectly legal,” Geist content as well.” to take this further, it needs to in- said. Copeland said ISPs have also clude general pornography sites’ ISPs have resisted blocking argued that implementing ef—which aren’t illegal — ‘it needs porn websites by pointing out fective web filtering technolto include hate sites.’ It needs to there are numerous free software ogy would be an onerous burden include any number of sites that applications that parents can in- fraught with potential legal liabilsomebody all of a sudden has a stall on their own computers to ities.

Ontario same-sex couple defiant after receiving threatening letters THE CANADIAN PRESS KINGSTON, Ont. — Karen Dubinsky was shocked when she opened the mail and found a letter laced with homophobic slurs that said her family was not welcome in the city and they should leave “before it is too late.” “I just had this chilling, weird sense of the contents,” said the Queen’s University professor who lives in the city with her partner Susan Belyea, 48, and their 13-year-old son. The letter claimed to be authored by a “small but dedicated group of Kingston residents devoted to removing the scourge of homosexuality in our city.” “I won’t say that we’re not afraid,” said Dubinsky, 55, adding that she

and her partner of 21 years had the same response. “We weren’t going to take them up on their offer and leave town.” The letter threatened violence if the family did not leave. “We will watch and wait, and then strike, at home and office, as need arises,” the letter read. It was followed by a second note that threatened attacks using BB guns if the couple didn’t relocate. Both letters were circulated on Facebook by the couple and their supporters. Dubinsky said she immediately reported the letters to the police. Spokesman Const. Steve Koopman said the police are taking the threats “very seriously” and that the “hatebased” letters were “a

Former daycare operator charged in poisonings THE CANADIAN PRESS A 32-year-old Ontario woman who used to operate a home daycare is facing charges after police allege she poisoned two kids. Waterloo Regional Police allege the suspect gave the children an over-the-counter eye care product that can cause abnormal drowsiness, low blood pressure, respiratory problems and decreased heart rates in young children. The woman operated a home daycare in Kitchener from 2009 to 2011 and investigators are concerned there may be more alleged victims. “The accused had access to children during the period in which she operated the informal daycare, so as a precaution for public safety we want to make the public aware that anyone who maybe subscribed to her services at some point and has had a child who has become sick with similar symptoms (should) give police a call,” said Waterloo Regional Police spokesman Olaf Heinzel. Christine Allen, who also goes by Christine Keilbar, is charged with two counts each of aggra-

vated assault and administering a noxious substance. Heinzel wouldn’t name the specific eye care product or say why they allege it was given to the children.

shock” to the entire community. He said the letters could originate from anywhere and detectives from the major crime unit are following every lead. One of the letters contained claims of ties to Kingston police. “We absolutely, unequivocally believe that not to be true,” Koopman said, adding that he believes it was included as an “intimidation factor.” He said the author or authors of the letters could be charged with criminal harassment and uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death. Since receiving the letters, Dubinsky said her family and friends have taken to sitting on the front porch to “be visible.” In almost 20 years of living in Kingston, Du-

binsky said she’s never been on the receiving end of homophobia, even in a “milder form.” The couple’s son is a “savvy kid” who “takes things like this in stride,” Dubinsky said. “Having said that, he’s a kid and people just threatened his family,” she said. “The violence stuff is scary for him as it is for all of us.” Dubinsky said the letters leave a lot of questions unanswered and she doesn’t know if anything will come of the investigation. She added that her family is grateful for the community response, which has included flowers delivered to her doorstep, phone calls and support rallies. “That helps us meet this kind of hatefulness,” she said. “It makes it easy to find courage.”

AFTER LAW CHANGE ON MEDICAL USE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Marijuana activist Sam Mellace hopes to be the first licensed medical marijuana producer in Canada after spending the past 10 years running his “pretty much” legal operation. The Abbotsford, B.C., resident has been producing marijuana since 2002 for himself and three other medical users in accordance with current laws. But starting April 1, 2014, authorized users will not be able to grow their own pot — the only way they will be able to get their product will be from licensed producers. Mellace finalized his Health Canada application Monday for his company New Age Medical Solutions, and his lawyers plan to send it by courier Tuesday. “I just want to be able to dispense so I can finally start making some money instead of being in the hole,” he says. But he’s up against stiff competition. For the past 13 years Prairie Plant Systems Inc. has been the only company that has been producing legal marijuana and marijuana seeds on contract to Health Canada. The company submitted its application earlier this month. “Up to this point we’ve been the only ones working with the rules,” says the company’s CEO Brent Zettl. He says this has led to “unfair competition” from amateur operations because they don’t have any requirements about quality control. “They can do whatever they want,” he says, but now everyone will be on the same page. Mellace says his system is advanced as well. At Mellace’s compound, with security cameras and dogs, he says he profiles the plants and checks them regularly. “Our main objective is to help as many people as we can and give them the best product possible,” he says. But he admits he hasn’t always operated strictly to the letter of the law. Jeannine Ritchot, Health Canada’s director of medical marijuana regulatory reform, says that the new rules have been put into place to answer concerns from municipalities, as well as fire and law enforcement officials about public health and public safety. “The purpose of that is to make sure that consumers are having access to quality-controlled marijuana,” she says. Currently the ministry’s marijuana is supplied to authorized users by mail and she says the government has seen this as the safest way to provide it. “There’s been virtually no episodes of diversion as a result of this system,” she says. The new rules, announced in June, create a system of supply and distribution by licensed producers regulated by the government ministry. These producers will be subject to security requirements, inspections and good production practices. The new system will run alongside the old one until April 1, 2014. Under the old system, people prescribed with medical marijuana were able to grow their own plants and buy seeds and marijuana from Health Canada. Starting in April of next year, authorized people will only be able to get medical marijuana from private licensed producers. Instead of having to get a special license through Health Canada, patients will only be able to get medical marijuana by way of a prescription like other drugs. Mellace worries that now that it’s in the doctor’s hands patients may have trouble accessing marijuana. “If they don’t sign prescriptions, that means there isn’t anything going out.”

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as an MP for a record 12th consecutive time. Dief will make it 13 in a row in 1979, but dies before the opening of Parliament. 1987 — Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre is officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York. It was first excavated in 1938, designated a provincial historic site in 1979 and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1981. It is named for young Peigan boy who was crushed by the buffalo because he wanted to watch the animals as they plunged over the cliff.

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Olympic squad shaping up CANADA NAMES COACHES AND PLAYERS TO ATTEND SUMMER CAMP FOR HOCKEY TEAM SAM GAGNER

GAGNER GETS DEAL DONE WITH OILERS The Edmonton Oilers have come to terms with Sam Gagner on a three-year contract. General manager Craig MacTavish announced the deal via Twitter on the eve of an arbitration hearing. The 23-year-old centre had 14 goals and 24 assists in 48 games last season. “So happy to remain an Edmonton Oiler for at least three more years,” tweeted Gagner. “Thanks to everyone for the support. Time to get to work.” Gagner reportedly was asking for US$5.5 million a year, with Edmonton offering $3.5 million. He earned $2.275 million last season.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The word for players trying to make Canada’s Olympic hockey team is simple — you’ve got to be able to skate. After winning gold on an NHL-size rink at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, Canada will be moving back onto the larger international ice surface for the 2014 Games in Sochi, Russia. And as Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman put it: “There will be more of a premium placed on skating.” There will be plenty of that to chose from, as Yzerman and his staff announced on Monday a list of 47 players who have been invited to an Aug. 25-28 orientation camp in Calgary. Among them are 15 players who won gold in Vancouver, led by Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews, Drew Doughty and goaltender Roberto Luongo. The final roster will have 25 players — likely three goalies, eight defencemen and 14 forwards. “Ultimately, we’ll pick the best players available to us, but playing on a bigger ice surface, I believe there is a priority on being able to skate,” Yzerman said on a conference call. “That will weigh into our final decisions on putting this team together.” He said being too slow afoot was one of the reasons Canada bowed out in the quarter-finals the last time it played on the big ice at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. Without naming names, Yzerman al-

lowed that there are about a dozen locks to make the team and that the tough part will be filling out the rest of the roster. Some will be young stars who have emerged since 2010, perhaps Steven Stamkos, Claude Giroux or John Tavares. But Mike Babcock, who returns as head coach, said all with have to be two-way players who check in their egos when they put on the Team Canada jersey. “They have to be able to skate,” the Detroit Red Wings coach said. “We expect players to be 200-footers. “They have to play without the puck. And once again, it comes back to playing for Canada. It’s not going to be about any of the individuals, it’s going to be about Canada and executing our plan. So they have to find their game within our game.” Others players invited from the 2010 team were defencemen Dan Boyle, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Shea Weber; and forwards Patrice Bergeron, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Rick Nash, Mike Richards, Eric Staal and Joe Thornton. Not all are guaranteed to make the squad again, but Yzerman said big-game experience will work in a player’s favour. He said older skaters like Scott Niedermayer, who is now retired, and Chris Pronger, who hasn’t played since November, 2011 due to concussion symptoms, were key performers in Vancouver. “We want to put the best team on the ice, but there is great value in that veteran leadership,” he said. “Having said that, we’ve got to make room for some of these

younger players to come in. “Some of these younger players are forcing their way into the lineup. Not only Stamkos, there will be a few of them. They’ve matured, they’ve put their time in and they’re elite players in the league. “So it’s somewhat of a changing of the guard. There’s always been some transition where guys were on the cusp of breaking in at previous Olympics and for various reasons they weren’t selected, and it’s time to move them in.” Some names on the list were a surprise, like Travis Hamonic who has been solid on defence for the New York Islanders, or Boston super-pest Brad Marchand, not to mention the Bruins bruising winger Milan Lucic. There will be debate over some names left off the list, including 41-year-old goalie Martin Brodeur, who was on the four previous Olympic teams with NHL player participation, or 36-year-old winger Jarome Iginla, who played in the last three Games. Iginla made the decisive pass to Crosby on the overtime goal that clinched gold in Vancouver. Also left out were Dallas forward Jamie Benn, goalies Cam Ward of Carolina and James Reimer of Toronto, and Edmonton defenceman Justin Schultz. Players can still play their way onto the team by performing well in the first half of the 2013-14 NHL campaign.

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● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. North Star Sports, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief 2. ● Ladies fastball: Red Deer League final, first game best-of-three, TNT vs. N. Jensen’s, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Riggers vs. St. Albert Tigers, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.

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Los Angeles Dodgers Hanley Ramirez singles during fourth-inning inter-league action against the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Monday.

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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Dodgers 14 Blue Jays 5 TORONTO — Josh Johnson didn’t need to think too hard about how to describe his performance Monday. “I was pitiful,” said the Toronto Blue Jays right-hander. “It’s the only way I could put it.” It was difficult to disagree. The Blue Jays’ losing skid hit five games after they made five errors in their 14-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were led by catcher A.J. Ellis’s career-best five RBIs. Johnson (1-6) allowed seven

hits and five runs in two-plus innings to drop his fourth consecutive decision. “I didn’t even battle them,” Johnson said. “Everything was in the middle of the plate. So there’s nothing else I can do but take it. Yeah, that was a pretty poor performance.” Ellis had four hits including a two-run homer as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to four games. “He’s been pretty good all year, really,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “For me, he’s just consistent. He gives you good at-bats all the time.

It’s not always hits but you’re always going to get a quality at-bat from A.J. He’s a guy who knows what he’s doing up there.” Skip Schumaker also drove in three runs with a home run for the Dodgers (51-47) while the Blue Jays (45-53) were outhit only 16-13. South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (8-3) allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his second win in his past three starts. Cheered on by a large contingent of fans in the stands along the right-field line, he gave up nine hits and two walks while striking out three.

“That was definitely more than I expected here in Toronto,” Ryu said of his cheering section. “I was very appreciative of that, it was a big help for me.” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was less appreciative and more selective in his words. “I probably can’t say it right there,” he said. “It wasn’t a very good game. We got whipped all the way around. Josh, they took it to him. Even our bullpen tonight everybody gave a little up. We were sloppy defensively, it was just a crappy game, it really was.” Andre Ethier doubled with one out in the second and A.J. Ellis hit his fifth homer of the season to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Johnson hit Juan Uribe with a pitch with two out and Mark Ellis singled. Carl Crawford singled in a run and Ellis took third on a throwing error by centre-fielder Colby Rasmus. Yasiel Puig singled in the fourth run. The Dodgers chased Johnson in the third. Ethier led off with a double and scored on a single by A.J. Ellis to make the score 5-0. A wild pitch and a catcher’s interference put runners at first and second with none out before left-hander Aaron Loup replaced Johnson. Johnson was at a loss to explain what has gone wrong for him this season as his earnedrun average sits at 5.66. “I don’t know,” he said. “The ball is in the middle of the plate and it’s pretty easy to see why they hit it all over the place. One day it’ll be really good and then the next day it will be back to square one. It’s been really inconsistent. I don’t know. “Sometimes I feel like I make a pretty good pitch — not today — but in past games I make a pretty good pitch and all of a sudden you get base hits, bloopers fall and balls get through. But today I didn’t make a good pitch.”

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Grip it and rip it! proved consistency and increased distance. This is the overwhelming response from Consistency is relative to the level of most golfers when asked how they view the golfer. For a beginner or new golfer a game of golf. This is obvious consistency may mean to make when you watch players grab a consistent contact each and evbucket of balls and head out to ery time. For the intermediate the driving range. The first club golfer it may mean to make conmost pull out of their golf bag is sistent contact in the direction their driver. you’re aiming. The advanced When I ask players why they golfer becomes more specific have pulled their driver out inin that they’re looking for constead of warming up with a shortsistent contact, with the same er club and work their way up to trajectory, ball flight and disthe driver, their response is gentance control (from club to club). erally because they want to hit it Regardless of your level of play far. I have to hit the ball further or experience most golfers are than the player standing in the looking for the same result, to SCOTT next stall, further than my budwalk off the golf course satisfied BERGDAHL dies and most certainly as far as that they have played the best the tour players. could play. INSTRUCTION they Distance, it seems, is the numDistance in some ways is ber one result (of many), that satthe root of all evils on the golf isfies the golfing public. Prior to course. If you hit the ball far but the beginning of each new lesson I teach, have no consistency (direction control) then the student is asked to write down their what this generally means is that you hit goals. Although the goals vary from player the ball further into the bush or the water. to player, the two most common are im- Now if score does not matter to you then

this is OK. You have likely just out driven your playing partners. But at the end of the game it’s the player who thinks his or her way around the course and manages their game properly who will end up with the lower score and have bragging rights in their group. When asked about golf course management, most golfers first thought would be that it does not apply to them. Most say ‘I’m not a good enough golfer that I have to worry about managing myself around the course. I stand up on the tee, hit my shot and hopefully I am not in trouble’. Golf course management applies to all players and if you pay attention to the little things and plan your way around the golf course you are likely to stay away from trouble more often ultimately lowering your scores. Some of the little things are where to play from on the tee box, alignment, where is the trouble and distance control. The first step is to understand and to pay attention to the shape of your shot.

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Brewer’s Braun suspended for season 2011 NL MVP BECOMES FIRST CASUALTY OF MLB’S LATEST DRUG INVESTIGATION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The first star to fall in baseball’s latest drug investigation is one of its biggest: Ryan Braun. The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the post-season Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. The Milwaukee Brewers star accepted the 65-game ban, 15 games more than the one he avoided last year when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone because the urine sample had been improperly handled. “I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions,” he said in a statement. Braun, injured Yankees star Alex Rodriguez and more than a dozen players were targeted by MLB following a report by Miami New Times in January that they had been connected with Biogenesis of America, a now-closed antiaging clinic. “For these guys still to be involved with this stuff just baffles me,” Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. “The education’s there and everybody knows what you can and can’t take. It baffles me that this continues to be a black cloud over the game. I know Major League Baseball’s done a great job

of cleaning up the game and the testing policy and all that. And it’s working. But at the same time, too, it seems like we’ll go through a lull and then, bam, here comes another guy that gets suspended. It’s got to stop.” MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced Braun’s penalty, citing the outfielder for unspecified “violations” of both baseball’s drug program and labour contract. Braun will miss the Milwaukee Brewers’ final 65 games without pay, costing him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary. With the Brewers in last place in the NL Central, they aren’t likely to have any playoff games for him to miss. “I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed,” Braun said. “I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.” Under the agreement reached by MLB and the players’ association the specifics of Braun’s admission were not made public. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized, said 50 games of the penalty were connected to Biogenesis. The additional 15 games stemmed from Braun’s actions during the grievance that overturned his positive test from October 2011. The suspension will count as a first violation of the drug program, the person said. Union head Michael Weiner said last week that arbitration hearings for

players contesting suspensions likely would not start until September, which would delay any penalty until next season. But he also indicated the union would urge players to make a deal and get a suspension over with if there was strong evidence of guilt. “I am deeply gratified to see Ryan taking this bold step,” Weiner said in a statement. “It vindicates the rights of all players under the joint drug program. It is good for the game that Ryan will return soon to continue his great work both on and off the field.” Braun’s acceptance of the suspension marks a 180-degree turnaround from his defiant spring training news conference in Phoenix last year, after his 50-game ban was overturned. “We won,” he said then, “because the truth is on my side. The truth is always relevant, and at the end of the day, the truth prevailed.” The 29-year-old Braun was hitting .298 with nine homers and 38 RBIs this year, slowed by a thumb injury that limited him to one game between June 9 and Friday. He was at Miller Park before Monday’s game against San Diego and addressed the Brewers, then left without speaking to reporters. Brewers general manager Doug Melvin spoke with Braun but wouldn’t divulge details of the discussion. “I’m disappointed. He’s a very important player to our organization and

to the ballclub and to our performance on the field,” Melvin said. Braun met with MLB investigators in late June. Baseball’s probe was boosted when Anthony Bosch, who ran Biogenesis, agreed last month to cooperate with the sport’s investigators. The suspension is the latest in a string of high-profile drug cases across sports. Cyclist Lance Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner, ended years of denials in January, admitting he doped to win. Positive tests were disclosed this month involving sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson. By serving the entire penalty this year, Braun gains a slight monetary advantage. His salary increases to $10 million next year, when a 65-game suspension would cost him about $500,000 more. “We commend Ryan Braun for taking responsibility for his past actions,” Rob Manfred, MLB’s executive vicepresident for economics and league affairs, said in a statement. “We all agree that it is in the best interests of the game to resolve this matter. When Ryan returns, we look forward to him making positive contributions to Major League Baseball, both on and off the field.” Negotiations over penalties for other players haven’t begun, according to a second person familiar with the probe, also speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.

Rangers acquire Garza from Cubs in five-player trade ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers finally have Matt Garza in their starting rotation. Texas acquired Garza from the Chicago Cubs in a trade completed Monday, getting a pitcher they had long coveted just more than a week before the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline and several days after it initially appeared that the two teams had a deal in place. “He’s an extremely talented pitcher that’s had success in the toughest of divisions and the biggest of stages, who’s throwing the ball as well as anybody right now,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “It’s a power repertoire, a little bit of a different look from what we’ve got, and he was available. ... He was in our opinion the best guy on the market.” The 29-year-old right-hander provides a boost to a starting rotation plagued by injuries and a team that slipped three games behind Oakland in the AL West after being swept in a three-game weekend series at home against Baltimore. Texas sent the Cubs rookie right-hander Justin

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TEAM: Goaltending Goaltending will be an issue, as Luongo was dropped to second string status with Vancouver last season, only to get back the No. 1 job when the Canucks dealt Cory Schneider to New Jersey. “With the changes made in Vancouver, I would assume that (Luongo) will play a lot in the first half of the season, which will bode well for Canada and for Roberto’s hopes of being on this team,” said Yzerman. Other goalies invited were Corey Crawford, fresh off leading Chicago to a Stanley Cup, Montreal’s Carey Price, Phoenix’s Mike Smith and a surprise — Washington’s inexperienced Braden Holtby. The defence will be another puzzle, if only because Canada is loaded with top-quality rearguards who shoot righthanded. Four incumbents shoot right — Boyle, Doughty, Weber and Seabrook — while only Keith shoots left. Other top candidates who shoot right include Norris Trophy winner P.K. Subban of Montreal, Alex Pietrangelo of St. Louis and Kris Letang of Pittsburgh. The lefties include Marc Staal of the New York Rangers, Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf, Ottawa’s Marc Methot and Vancouver’s Dan Hamhuis. Yzerman said he favours having an equal balance of right and-left-handed shots on defence, although it is not cast in stone. And he noted the highpowered Soviet teams of the 1970s and 1980s had all left-hand shots. But Babcock also likes a balance, which could be bad news for younger righty blueliners. “The best eight will be in the squad and then we’ll decide who plays with who,” he said. “But when I look at the group, the veterans of last time and the young players coming in, it looks like there’s a chance to have a balance. “But we’ll watch until the end of the December and see who are the best to help us succeed.” Teams must announce rosters by Dec. 31. As with every Canadian Olympic squad, there will be centres forced to play on the wing by a glut of talent down the middle. Eric Staal and Giroux are among those who may be moved to the wings. A difference from previous summer camps is that players almost certainly won’t go on the ice in Calgary, as it would cost Hockey Canada up to $1 million in insurance. The U.S. team won’t skate at its camp in August for the same reason. Instead, one day will be for media and administrative things like going over travel plans and arrangements for families. The rest will spent learning the team system of play and watching video, with time out for team-building

Grimm, top prospect third baseman Mike Olt and Class-A pitcher C.J. Edwards. There will also be at least one player to be named later, possibly two, depending on who is chosen by Chicago. “We paid a steep price in talent to acquire Matt, but we did so knowing that we’ve got other guys in the system,” Daniels said. “What it comes down to, ultimately why we got him, beside the desire, is we had the players to do it.” Garza (6-1, 3.17 ERA), who can become a free agent after this season, has made 11 starts since missing the first seven weeks this season with a strained left lat muscle. He is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA his last six starts. Garza had been scheduled to start Monday night for the Cubs in Arizona. He will instead start for the Rangers against the New York Yankees, likely Wednesday night. Daniels said Garza was scheduled to fly from Arizona to Texas later Monday night, and join the Rangers on Tuesday. Tampa Bay traded Garza to Chicago instead of Texas after the 2010 season. The Rangers were also interested in Garza last summer before he missed

activities — perhaps some golf or a barbecue. The Chicago Blackhawks have the most players invited with five, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins with four and Boston, Los Angeles and Washington with three each. Other defencemen invited were Karl Alzner, Jay Bouwmeester, Mike Green and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. The other forwards are Jeff Carter, Logan Couture, Matt Duchene, Chris Kunitz, Andrew Ladd, James Neal, Patrick Sharp, Jordan Staal and Martin St. Louis. The team also announced that the coaching staff from Vancouver would return, including assistants Ken Hitchcock and Lindy Ruff, but with Boston’s Claude Julien replacing Jacques Lemaire. “Mike and his staff did an outstanding job in 2010 in Vancouver,” said Yzerman. “That was the easiest decision and the right decision to make in this case. I’m 100 per cent confident that with our coaching staff we’ll be prepared.” The announcement by Hockey Canada came days after an agreement was reached to have NHL players participate at the Sochi Games. Canada opens the Games on Feb. 13 against Norway.

JAYS: Competing Gibbons said there’s no plans to change the rotation, and that Johnson isn’t going anywhere. “What I’ve seen of Josh he’s just scattering too much,” Gibbons said. “He’s inconsistent in the zone making his pitches. He has a tendency to yank it to his glove side where he gets in trouble. You feel for the guy because he’s competing but it just hasn’t happened. It’s not for a lack of effort but basically it comes down to locating the ball and he’s had trouble doing that.” The Blue Jays tried to get back into the game. They scored twice in the third started by Edwin Encarnacion’s two-out infield single. Adam Lind walked and Melky Cabrera singled in a run. Mark DeRosa had an RBI single to right when Schumaker could not hold his sinking drive to cut the lead to 5-2. The Dodgers scored once in the fourth. Adrian Gonzalez led off with a walk, took third on a single by Hanley Ramirez and came home when Ethier grounded into a double play. The Dodgers added four in the sixth against Dustin McGowan and Brett Cecil. After a walk and the second error of the game by Lind, A.J. Ellis picked up his fourth RBI of the game with a single. Uribe’s groundout to shortstop scored another run. Mark Ellis hit a sacrifice fly and Crawford had an RBI single to make the score 10-2. The Blue Jays scored twice in the sixth. After two singles, a fielder’s choice grounder by Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., scored one. A wild pitch by reliever Jose Dominguez scored the other.

the last two months with a stress reaction in his right elbow, and they instead acquired Ryan Dempster from the Cubs. All-Star right-hander Yu Darvish came off the disabled list to start Monday night’s game for the Rangers at home against the Yankees in the opener of a four-game series. Darvish in essence missed only one start because of a right trapezius strain, but hadn’t pitched since July 6. Alexi Ogando is scheduled to come off his second DL stint of the season to start Tuesday night against the Yankees. Opening day starter Matt Harrison made only two starts in April before two surgeries on a herniated disk in his lower back. Nick Tepesch, another rookie, went on the DL just before the All-Star break with elbow soreness. Colby Lewis and Neftali Feliz are both still rehabbing from right elbow surgery last year. Garza has a 63-62 career record in 181 major league games (178 starts) with Minnesota (2006-07), Tampa Bay (2008-10) and the Cubs (2011-13). He was a first-round draft pick by the Twins in the 2005 amateur draft.

The Dodgers scored four against reliever Steve Delabar in the seventh, three on Schumaker’s first homer of the season that followed a single by A.J. Ellis that gave him his fifth RBI. “RBIs are a product of guys getting on base in front of me and I had three guys who I felt like were on base every time I came up with Adrian, Hanley and Andre,” Ellis said. The Blue Jays scored once in the eighth on DeRosa’s double and Rasmus’ single.

GOLF: Movement Very few players hit the ball perfectly straight. What this means is the majority of players will have some sort of movement on the ball. Some will fade or slice the ball (for right handed golfers, the ball will spin right) and others will play a draw or hook (spin to the left for right handed golfers), opposite is true for left handed golfers. To properly plan all shots you have to pay attention to this. Let’s start at the tee box. Most golfers when they tee off will grab their club, place the tee in the ground and then hit. There’s no consideration given to where the trouble is and where they want to land the ball. Noticing the lay of the land and how the hole sets up is the first step to improved course management. For example, if you have a row of trees running down the right side of the fairway and there is no trouble down the left side. For right handed golfers who hit a slice you want to be sure to aim yourself down the left side of the fairway or rough. By doing so you are playing the odds knowing that if you hit the ball straight you’re in a good spot, or if you miss-hit the shot and it slices more than normal than you have allowed for that by aligning yourself down the left side. Where you place your tee on the tee

box can have a huge bearing on where the ball ends up. A right-handed golfer who slices the ball in most cases should place their tee on the right side of the tee box (the opposite is true for a left handed golfer). This gives you the opportunity to align yourself further left so that you have more fairway to work with. Aligning yourself properly is critical to sending the ball towards your target. I find that most players line themselves up directly to where they want the ball to land. Alignment is relative to the spin you put on the ball. For example, if you typically play about a 20-yard slice then you have to be sure to aim yourself 20 yards to the left of your intended target (for right handed golfers). Aligning yourself down the middle when you play a 20 yard slice will most certainly ensure your ball ends up in trouble. Finally, if you’re going to lay up then lay up! Many times on the course we’re faced with having to hit over water or another form of hazard. You have realized that you can’t hit over the trouble therefore you find the yardage to the hazard. Be sure that when you’re faced with this situation that you do not choose a club that will go that yardage. I see to often that players are attempting to lay up and then hit the ball into the hazard that they’re laying up from. Be sure that first of all you know how far each club goes for a good shot and that you choose a club that will not hit the ball into the trouble you are laying up from. These are just a few of the numerous situations that could assist you in planning your way around the golf course. The bottom line is to pay attention to your surroundings and play the appropriate club that ensure you’re not in the bush or water. Quite often this means the driver may not be the best choice. Play well and have a great week of golf. Scott Bergdahl is the head professional at Lakewood Golf Resort.

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ing practices, as well as a great group of high school students, several of whom are from Lindsay Thurber,” explained Andy Nokes, one of the club’s coaches.

MONCTON, N.B. — Team Alberta lost to Quebec in the final of the U18 Canada Cup for the third straight year. The Alberta team, which included offensive linemen Joe McQuay of Notre Dame and T.J. Sloboda of Sylvan Lake, dropped a 43-12 decision to Quebec in the final. The Alberta team also included coach Kyle Sedgwick of Hunting Hills and manager Gino Castellan of Notre Dame.

Red Deer trio helps Alberta win pair of medals

Rowing club gives strong performance at Prairie Rowing Championships LEDUC — The Central Alberta Rowing Club, which is located at Lacombe Lake, turned in a strong performance against many of the bigger crews from Alberta and Saskatchewan at the Prairie Rowing Championships during the weekend. The Central Alberta junior boys’ and girls’ teams both won silver while the senior men’s singles rower — Christian Tuters — lost in the semifinals. The junior boys’ team consists of Tom Halse, Daniel Doyon, Graham McQuesten and Jacob Paterson while the girls’ team has Tizitz Hill, Haley Ponczak and Jessica Grobel of Central Alberta and Renee KoktsPorietis of Calgary. “These good results are a combination of our winter training program and good quality of coaching during row-

A trio of Red Deer girls helped Team Alberta win a pair of medals at the Canadian soccer championships in Thunder Bay, Ont., during the weekend. Centre midfielder Kiera Fujimoto was on the Alberta team that lost to Ontario in a shootout in the U15 final. The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation with Ontario winning the shootout 6-5. In pool play Alberta tied Quebec 1-1, lost 3-2 to B.C. and defeated Saskatchewan 8-0, which gave them first place in the pool on goal differential. Keeper Chantel Park and centre back Cailin te Stroete helped Alberta to a 1-0 win over B.C, in the U16 bronze medal game. In pool play Alberta lost 3-2 to Quebec and defeated Team Atlantic 3-0 and B.C. 3-2.

Exelta’s McLachlin finished sixth at Canada Cup Tess McLachlin of the Red Deer Exelta Gymnastics Club placed sixth in the double-mini trampoline (DMT) in the women’s national category at the Canada Cup championships in Airdrie during the weekend. Mickayla Murray, who was also in the women’s national division, was 12th in DMT and 23rd on the trampoline.

Canadians capture silver at Diving World Championships BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BARCELONA, Spain — Canadian divers Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion won a silver medal in the women’s 10-metre synchronized event at the FINA world championships Monday. The Olympic bronze medallists finished with 331.41 points. China’s Chen Ruolin and Liu Huixia won the gold, building an unassailable points total of 356.38 by executing five nearly flawless dives. The silver was a career-best international result for Benfeito and Filion. ”It feels great to get that medal,” said Filion. ”We’ve overcome a lot of challenges over the years and to have back-to-back international successes is very rewarding.” Chen’s fourth straight world title in this event added to her four Olympic gold medals. Malaysia’s Pandelela Rinong and Mun Yee Leong were 0.27 points behind Montreal’s Benfeito and Laval, Que., native Filion to claim bronze. The Chinese were first through all five rounds while Filion and Benfeito appeared on track for third. But their final twisting dive earned them 81.60 points which tied them with the Chinese for the best dive of that round to overtake the Malaysians. ”After our third dive was a bit subpar we just told each other to dive like we do in practice,” said Benfeito. ”The last two have been big point getters for us this year so we knew we could stay in the medal mix.” Filion and Benfeito’s bronze in London was their first big international success since placing third

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Silver medalists Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion from Canada perform during the women’s 10-meter platform final at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, Monday. at the 2005 world championships in Montreal when they were teenagers. They were fourth at the 2007 and 2009 worlds and seventh in 2011. ”We are like sisters,” said Filion. ”We know each other really well and work well together. We’ve gone through many challenges in our career and gained some valuable experience. It has allowed us to be consistent at this level for a long time.” It is Canada’s second diving medal of the competition and third overall. On Saturday, Jennifer Abel of Laval, Que., and Pamela Ware of Beloeil, Que., took bronze on women’s three-metre synchro. China won two golds Monday with Li Shixin also retaining his men’s one-metre springboard title. The victories re-established

China’s dominance after Germany had snatched a diving gold the Asian country was also expected to retain on Sunday. “Our coach has been telling us that once we step down from the podium you start from zero,” Chen said. “That’s the attitude I have carried forward to help me win so many gold medals.” Chen and Liu never looked back after executing a polished backward pike to take an early lead. They nailed a forward pike with 3 ½ somersaults for a finals-high 82.80 points to almost clinch the title with two dives left. Chen has won her four world titles with different partners each time. She has had so many different diving mates that when asked to describe them she needed help to remember all their names.

Flames sign Monahan to three-year deal BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Calgary Flames signed their top 2013 draft pick Sean Monahan to a three-year, entrylevel contract Monday. The Flames announced that Monahan signed a twoway contract that will pay a base salary of $832,500 with a signing bonus of $92,500 each year at the NHL level and a yearly AHL salary of $70,000. If Monahan, an 18-year-old Brampton, Ont., native, achieves performance bonuses, he can earn up to

$1.77 million per season with the Flames. A centre who was chosen sixth overall in this year’s NHL entry draft, Monahan has spent the past three seasons with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s. He recorded 31 goals and a career-high 47 assists with in 2012-13, matching the 78 points he produced in the previous campaign. He won gold medals with Team Ontario at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and Canada’s under-18 national team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.


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Football

Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 60 41 .594 59 41 .590 57 43 .570 52 47 .525 45 53 .459

GB — 1/2 2 1/2 7 13 1/2

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 54 44 .551 52 47 .525 45 51 .469 41 54 .432 39 57 .406

GB — 2 1/2 8 11 1/2 14

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

West Division W L Pct 58 41 .586 55 44 .556 46 50 .479 47 52 .475 33 65 .337

GB — 3 10 1/2 11 24 1/2

Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3 Chicago White Sox 3, Atlanta 1 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 1 Seattle 12, Houston 5 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 0 Baltimore 4, Texas 2 Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 7, 11 innings

Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 3-6) at Toronto (Redmond 1-1), 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 5-10) at Boston (Lester 8-6), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-9) at Texas (Ogando 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 7-6) at Kansas City (B.Chen 3-0), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 6-6) at Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-5), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 6-6) at Houston (Cosart 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Gibson 2-2) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 4-5) at Seattle (E.Ramirez 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Oakland at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 1:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m.

Atlanta Philadelphia Washington New York Miami

Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Francisco San Diego

GB — 1 1/2 5 15 1/2 19

West Division W L Pct 51 47 .520 51 48 .515 48 52 .480 45 52 .464 44 56 .440

GB — 1/2 4 5 1/2 8

Sunday’s Games N.Y. Mets 5, Philadelphia 0 Pittsburgh 3, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 9, Washington 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 1, Miami 0, 13 innings St. Louis 3, San Diego 2 Arizona 3, San Francisco 1 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 6, Washington 5 L.A. Dodgers 14, Toronto 5 Atlanta 2, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 5, Milwaukee 3 Miami 3, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2 Cincinnati at San Francisco, Late

Monday’s Games Texas 3, N.Y. Yankees 0 L.A. Dodgers 14, Toronto 5 Tampa Bay 3, Boston 0 Baltimore 9, Kansas City 2 Detroit 7, Chicago White Sox 3 Oakland 4, Houston 3 Minnesota at L.A. Angels, Late Seattle 2, Cleveland 1

National League East Division W L Pct 56 43 .566 49 50 .495 48 51 .485 43 52 .453 36 61 .371

St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 59 37 .615 58 39 .598 55 43 .561 44 53 .454 41 57 .418

Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati (Cingrani 3-1) at San Francisco (Surkamp 0-0), 5:05 p.m., 1st game Pittsburgh (Cole 4-3) at Washington (Jordan 0-2), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 3-6) at Toronto (Redmond 1-1), 5:07 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 6-9) at N.Y. Mets (C.Torres 0-1), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (T.Ross 0-4) at Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Pettibone 5-3) at St. Louis (S.Miller 9-6), 6:15 p.m. Miami (Fernandez 5-5) at Colorado (Chacin 9-4), 6:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 6-6) at Arizona (Corbin 111), 7:40 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 4-7) at Cincinnati (G.Reynolds 0-0), 8:15 p.m., 2nd game Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh at Washington, 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE New York 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Texas 100 001 10x — 3 8 0 Nova, Chamberlain (8) and C.Stewart; Darvish, R.Ross (7), Scheppers (8), Nathan (9) and G.Soto. W—Darvish 9-4. L—Nova 4-3. Sv—Nathan (31). HRs—Texas, N.Cruz (23).

GB — 7 8 11 19

Tampa Bay 100 010 001 — 3 8 0 Boston 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 M.Moore and Lobaton; Workman, De La Torre (7), Breslow (9) and Lavarnway. W—M.Moore 14-3. L—Workman 0-1.

don, Ont., San Jose; x-Sidney Crosby, Cole Harbour, N.S., Pittsburgh; Matt Duchene, Haliburton, Ont., Colorado; Jordan Eberle, Regina, Edmonton; x-Ryan Getzlaf, Regina, Anaheim; Claude Giroux, Ottawa, Philadelphia; Taylor Hall, Kingston, Ont., Edmonton; Chris Kunitz, Regina, Pittsburgh. Andrew Ladd, Maple Ridge, B.C., Winnipeg; Milan Lucic, Vancouver, Boston; Brad Marchand, Hammonds Plains, N.S., Boston; x-Rick Nash, Brampton, Ont., N..Y Rangers; James Neal, Whitby, Ont., Pittsburgh; x-Corey Perry, Peterborough, Ont., Anaheim; x-Mike Richards, Kenora, Ont., Los Angeles; Patrick Sharp,Thunder Bay, Ont.,Chicago; x-Eric Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., Carolina; Jordan Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., Carolina. Martin St. Louis, Laval, Que., Tampa Bay; Steven Stamkos, Unionville, Ont., Tampa Bay; John Tavares, Oakville, Ont., N.Y. Islanders; x-Joe Thornton, St. Thomas, Ont., San Jose; x-Jonathan Toews, Winnipeg, Chicago. Head Coach: Mike Babcock, Saskatoon, Detroit. Associate Coaches: Ken Hitchcock, Edmonton, St. Louis; Claude Julien, Orleans, Ont., Boston; Lindy Ruff, Warburg, Alta., Dallas. U.S. men’s 2014 Olympic camp roster COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — List of players announced Monday by U.S.A. Hockey who have been invited to the 2014 Olympic men’s camp to be held Aug. 26-27 in Arlington, Va. (with position, hometown and current club; all teams from the National

BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended Milwaukee OF Ryan Braun for the remainder of the season and post-season for multiple violations of baseball’s drug program and labour contract. American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned 3B Brent Morel to Charlotte (IL). Reinstated 1B/DH Paul Konerko from the 15-day DL. TEXAS RANGERS—Acquired RHP Matt Garza from the Chicago Cubs for RHPs C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm, INF Mike Olt, and a player to be named. Reinstated RHP Yu Darvish from the 15-day DL list. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Sent RHP Brandon McCarthy to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled LHP Chris Rusin from Iowa (PCL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled LHP Drew Pomeranz from Tulsa (Texas). Optioned INF Josh Rutledge to Colorado Springs (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES—Transferred LHP Eric O’Flaherty to the 60-day DL. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Sent RHP Stephen Fife to Albuquerque (PCL) for a rehab assignment. MIAMI MARLINS—Sent RHP Jose Ceda to Jupiter (FSL) for a rehab assignment. NEW YORK METS—Optioned RHP Greg Burke to Las Vegas (PCL). Reinstated 1B Justin Turner from the 15-day DL. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Fired hitting coach Rick Eckstein. Promoted minor league hitting co-ordinator Rick Schu to hitting coach. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Released RHP Will Krout. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS—Released LHP Chuck Lukanen. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed RHP Seth Lintz.

SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released INF Gilbert Briones. Signed INF Eddie Young. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released LHP Aaron Correa and RHP Hugh Adams. WICHITA WINGNUTS—Released C Scott Dalrymple. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Sold the contract of RHP Bryce Morrow to the San Diego Padres. GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed RHP Aaron Baker and OF Nick DeLorenzo. Traded RHP Ryan Hartman to Joliet for a player to be named. Released INF Spiker Helms. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed RHP Andy Smithmyer. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association BOSTON CELTICS—Signed C Vitor Faverani and G Phil Pressey. DALLAS MAVERICKS—Traded the draft rights to G Nick Calathes to Memphis for a 2016 secondround draft pick. Named Gersson Rosas general manager. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Signed C Byron Mullens. TORONTO RAPTORS—Signed G D.J. Augustin to a one-year contract. UTAH JAZZ—Signed G John Lucas III. Women’s National Basketball Association NEW YORK LIBERTY—Signed G Samantha Prahalis to a seven-day contract. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS—Released G Travelle Wharton. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Waived QB Jordan Rodgers. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed WR DeAndre Hopkins. Released NT Ra’Shon Harris. Placed S Orhian Johnson and LB Sam Montgomery on the active/non-football injury list. Placed DE Earl Okine on the physically-unable-to-perform list.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The latest distraction for the Denver Broncos comes from All-Pro linebacker Von Miller, who insisted Monday he did nothing wrong in the face of reports he could miss four games for violating the NFL’s drug policy. “I know I did nothing wrong. I’m sure this’ll be resolved fairly,” Miller tweeted, acknowledging he had seen the reports and adding he was disappointed the Broncos have to open training camp with this news hanging over them. ESPN first reported the pending discipline for Miller. George Atallah, spokesman for the NFLPA, said the players union was working with Miller on his appeal, adding via Twitter: “I can also confirm that Von’s case does not involve the Steroids and Related Substances Policy.” That would suggest Miller’s case centres around recreational drugs instead. Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth said the team was unable to comment on the penalty,

PA 67 84 109 107

Saskatchewan B.C. Calgary Edmonton

Oakland 000 001 120 — 4 8 3 Houston 012 000 000 — 3 5 1 Milone, Cook (7), Doolittle (8), Balfour (9) and D.Norris; Keuchel, Blackley (7), Ambriz (7), W.Wright (8), Cisnero (9) and J.Castro. W—Cook 3-2. L—W.Wright 0-4. Sv—Balfour (26). HRs— Oakland, C.Young (9), Reddick (5).

Friday, July 19 Toronto 35, Winnipeg 19 Saturday, July 20 Calgary 38, Montreal 27 B.C. 31, Edmonton 21 Sunday, July 21 Saskatchewan 37, Hamilton 0

Cleveland 100 000 000 — 1 5 0 Seattle 000 110 00x — 2 6 0 U.Jimenez, C.C.Lee (6), R.Hill (7), Shaw (8) and C.Santana; Harang, Furbush (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and Zunino. W—Harang 5-8. L—U.Jimenez 7-5. Sv—Wilhelmsen (22). HRs—Cleveland, Swisher (10). Seattle, K.Morales (15), Zunino (2).

Thursday, July 25 Edmonton at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 26 Calgary at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Saturday, July 27 Saskatchewan at Hamilton, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30 B.C. at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE Los Ang. 041 104 400 — 14 16 0 Toronto 002 002 010 — 5 13 5 Ryu, J.Dominguez (6), Howell (7), Withrow (9) and A.Ellis; Jo.Johnson, Loup (3), McGowan (5), Cecil (6), Delabar (7), Oliver (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W—Ryu 8-3. L—Jo.Johnson 1-6. HRs—Los Angeles, A.Ellis (5), Schumaker (1). NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh 202 100 010 — 6 8 0 Washington000 010 202 — 5 9 0 Morton, Morris (7), Watson (8), Grilli (9), Mazzaro (9) and R.Martin; Haren, Stammen (6), Krol (8), Storen (8), Abad (9) and W.Ramos. W—Morton 2-2. L—Haren 4-11. Sv—Mazzaro (1). HRs—Pittsburgh, McCutchen 2 (14). Washington, Ad.LaRoche (14), Werth 2 (14). Atlanta 000 000 002 — 2 6 0 New York 000 100 000 — 1 5 0 Teheran, Avilan (7), Walden (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann, Gattis; Gee, Hawkins (8), Parnell (9) and Buck. W—Walden 4-1. L—Parnell 5-5. Sv—Kimbrel (28). San Diego 010 004 000 — 5 6 1 Milwaukee 200 010 000 — 3 4 0 Cashner, Thayer (7), Gregerson (8), Street (9) and Hundley; Gorzelanny, Badenhop (6), Kintzler (8), Thornburg (9) and Lucroy. W—Cashner 6-5. L— Gorzelanny 1-4. Sv—Street (17). HRs—San Diego, Guzman (6). Miami 201 000 000 — 3 9 0 Colorado 000 100 000 — 1 9 0 Koehler, Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis; Pomeranz, Corpas (5), W.Lopez (8) and W.Rosario. W— Koehler 2-5. L—Pomeranz 0-4. Sv—Cishek (18). HRs—Miami, Lucas (2). Colorado, Tulowitzki (17). Chicago 010 020 001 — 4 11 0 Arizona 000 002 000 — 2 6 0 Rusin, B.Parker (6), Russell (7), Guerrier (7), Strop (8), Gregg (9) and D.Navarro; Skaggs, Collmenter (7), Sipp (8), Putz (8), W.Harris (9) and M.Montero. W—Rusin 1-0. L—Skaggs 2-2. Sv—Gregg (19). HRs—Chicago, D.Navarro (9), Lake (1).

Hockey League, unless specified): Goaltenders Craig Anderson, Ottawa; John Gibson, Norfolk (AHL); Jimmy Howard, Detroit; Ryan Miller, Buffalo; Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles; Cory Schneider, New Jersey. Defencemen Zach Bogosian, Winnipeg; Dustin Byfuglien, Winnipeg; John Carlson, Washington; Dan DeKeyser, Detroit; Justin Faulk, Carolina; Cam Fowler, Anaheim; Jake Gardiner, Toronto; Erik Johnson, Colorado; Jack Johnson, Columbus; Seth Jones, Nashville. Nick Leddy, Chicago; Paul Martin, Pittsburgh; Ryan McDonagh, N.Y. Rangers; Brooks Orpik, Pittsburgh; Kevin Shattenkirk, St. Louis; Ryan Suter Minnesota; Jacob Trouba Winnipeg; Keith Yandle, Phoenix. Forwards Justin Abdelkader, Detroit; David Backes, St. Louis; Beau Bennett, Pittsburgh; Nick Bjugstad, Florida; Dustin Brown, Los Angeles; Ryan Callahan N.Y. Rangers; Alex Galchenyuk, Montreal; Patrick Kane, Chicago; Ryan Kesler, Vancouver; Phil Kessel, Toronto. Trevor Lewis, Los Angeles; Kyle Okposo, N.Y. Islanders; T.J. Oshie, St. Louis; Max Pacioretty, Montreal; Kyle Palmieri, Anaheim; Zach Parise, Minnesota; Joe Pavelski, San Jose; Bobby Ryan, Ottawa; Brandon Saad, Chicago; Craig Smith, Nashville. Paul Stastny, Colorado; Derek Stepan, N.Y. Rangers; James van Riemsdyk, Toronto; Blake Wheeler, Winnipeg.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed DL Anthony Rashad White. NEW YORK JETS—Signed QB Geno Smith to a four-year contract. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Announced CB Eric Wright failed his physical and returned him to Tampa Bay. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS—Released P Burke Dales. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed DL Aaron Crawford and Mathieu Boulay and LB Shelly Lyons to the practice roster. GYMNASTICS USA GYMNASTICS—Promoted Scott Bregman to director of content and communications. HOCKEY HOCKEY CANADA—Named Mike Babcock coach and Ken Hitchcock, Claude Julien and Lindy Ruff associate coaches for the 2014 Canadian Olympic Team. National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES—Signed C Sean Monahan to a three-year, entry-level contract. FLORIDA PANTHERS—Agreed to terms with D Colby Robak on a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Re-signed D Patrick Wiercioch to a three-year contract. PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed D David Rundblad to a two-year contract. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS—Re-signed D Carl Gunnarsson to a three-year contract. Announced an affiliation agreement with Orlando (ECHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Re-signed F Nicolas Deschamps to a one-year, two-way contract. WINNIPEG JETS—Agreed to terms with F Bryan Little on a five-year contract. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS—Agreed to terms with G Tom McCollum on a one-year contract and F Anthony Peluso on a two-year contract. IOWA WILD—Named Kurt Kleinendorst coach.

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WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 4 0 0 8 3 1 0 6 3 1 0 6 1 3 0 2

Baltimore 202 014 000 — 9 18 0 Kan. City 001 100 000 — 2 5 1 Feldman, Patton (9) and Wieters, Teagarden; W.Davis, Mendoza (3), Coleman (7), Hochevar (8), Collins (9) and S.Perez. W—Feldman 2-1. L—W. Davis 4-9. HRs—Baltimore, Hardy (17).

Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions

PA 116 109 112 136

Toronto Winnipeg Montreal Hamilton

Hockey Canadian men’s 2014 Olympic camp roster CALGARY — List of players announced Monday by Hockey Canada who have been invited to the 2014 Olympic men’s summer orientation camp to be held Aug. 25-28 in Calgary (with position, hometown and current club; x-played on 2010 gold-medal winning team): Goaltenders Corey Crawford, Montreal, Chicago; Braden Holtby, Lloydminster, Sask., Washington; x-Roberto Luongo, Montreal, Vancouver; Carey Price, Anahim Lake, B.C., Montreal; Mike Smith, Kingston, Ont., Arizona. Defencemen Karl Alzner, Burnaby, B.C., Washington; Jay Bouwmeester, Edmonton, St. Louis; x-Dan Boyle, Ottawa, San Jose; x-Drew Doughty, London, Ont., Los Angeles; Mike Green, Calgary, Washington; Dan Hamhuis, Smithers, B.C., Vancouver; Travis Hamonic, St. Malo, Man,. N.Y. Islanders; x-Duncan Keith, Penticton, B.C., Chicago; Kris Letang, Ste-Julie, Que., Pittsburgh; Marc Methot, Ottawa, Ottawa; Dion Phaneuf, Edmonton, Toronto; Alex Pietrangelo, King City, Ont., St. Louis; x-Brent Seabrook, Tsawwassen, B.C., Chicago; Marc Staal, Thunder Bay, Ont., N.Y. Rangers; P.K. Subban, Toronto, Montreal; Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Montreal, San Jose; x-Shea Weber. Sicamous, B.C., Nashville. Forwards x-Patrice Bergeron, Sillery, Que., Boston; Jeff Carter, London, Ont., Los Angeles; Logan Couture, Lon-

Canadian Football League EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF 2 2 0 4 118 1 3 0 2 91 1 3 0 2 90 1 3 0 2 79

Detroit 001 020 103 — 7 10 0 Chicago 000 001 011 — 3 5 3 Scherzer, Coke (9), B.Rondon (9) and B.Pena; Sale, Troncoso (9), Purcey (9) and Phegley. W—Scherzer 14-1. L—Sale 6-9. HRs—Detroit, Tor.Hunter (8). Chicago, Viciedo (8), Gillaspie (8).

which could be overturned by an appeal. The Broncos report to training camp Wednesday with big expectations but a growing number of off-the-field distractions, as well. Shortly after last season’s 13-3 campaign ended with a loss to Baltimore in the division playoffs, none other than Miller guaranteed a Super Bowl title for Denver for the 2013 season. “I wasn’t being arrogant or cocky when I made the guarantee. It was something bigger than myself,” Miller said in May in explaining the comment. He said he dedicated the upcoming season to his 6-year-old cousin who was injured in an auto accident last winter. Then, just last week, left tackle Ryan Clady signed a new contract and, during interviews to discuss the deal, said it was, “Super Bowl or bust, for the most part” for Denver. It’s the kind of talk, at least in public, that Peyton Manning and coach John Fox disdain. It is, however, in line with what Las Vegas says (At odds ranging between 9-2 and 6-1, the Broncos are widely listed as the favourites to win the Super Bowl) as well as the roster Executive Vice-President John Elway has assembled.

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Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders follow-

ing Sunday’s game (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt Parades, Cal 0 11 11 0 44 Milo, Sask 0 15 9 0 42 Whyte, Mtl 0 9 8 3 36 Prefontaine, Tor 0 8 7 2 31 Harris, BC 5 0 0 0 30 Congi, Ham 0 8 6 3 29 Palardy, Wpg 0 7 7 0 28 x-Sheets, Sask 4 2 0 0 26 Shaw, Edm 0 6 6 2 26 Cornish, Cal 4 0 0 0 24 O’Neill, BC 0 6 4 3 21 Arceneaux, BC 3 0 0 0 18 Bagg, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 Gable, Ham 3 0 0 0 18 Goltz, Wpg 3 0 0 0 18 Green, Mtl 3 0 0 0 18 Simpson, Wpg 3 0 0 0 18 T.Smith, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 Stamps, Edm 3 0 0 0 18 West, Cal 3 0 0 0 18 x-Dressler, Sask 2 2 0 0 14 Watt, Tor 2 1 0 0 13 Barnes, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Charles, Edm 2 0 0 0 12 Collaros, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Getzlaf, Sask 2 0 0 0 12 Kackert, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 Lewis, Cal 2 0 0 0 12 Ray, Tor 2 0 0 0 12 C.Taylor, BC 2 0 0 0 12 Waters, Tor 0 4 1 1 8 McCallum, BC 0 4 1 0 7

Golf PGA FedExCup Leaders YTD Top Last Week Rank Name Points Wins 10’s Finish Chng 1. Tiger Woods 2,481 4 6 T6 2. Phil Mickelson 2,118 2 6 1 +2 3. Matt Kuchar 2,020 2 6 T15 -1 4. Br. Snedeker 1,678 1 7 T11 -1 5. Billy Horschel 1,459 1 7 CUT 6. Justin Rose 1,358 1 5 CUT 7. Bill Haas 1,320 1 8 CUT 8. Kevin Streelman 1,260 1 5 T79 9. Boo Weekley 1,206 1 4 T58 10. Jason Day 1,182 5 T32 11. Adam Scott 1,172 1 4 T3 +3 12. Jordan Spieth 1,136 1 6 T44 -1 13. Ke. Bradley 1,107 6 T15 -1 14. Hunter Mahan 1,088 4 T9 +3 15. Harris English 1,067 1 4 T15 16. Webb Simpson 1,022 4 T64 -3 17. Russell Henley 1,006 1 3 T73 -1 18. D.A. Points 1,000 1 2 CUT 19. Jimmy Walker 996 5 CUT 20. Ch. Howell III 996 5 T26 +1 21. Steve Stricker 990 5 DNP -1 22. Henrik Stenson 959 4 2 +36 23. Dustin Johnson 921 1 3 T32 -1 24. Ken Duke 886 1 2 T64 -1 25. Graham DeLaet 856 5 83 -1 26. Gra. McDowell 848 1 4 T58 -1 27. Chris Kirk 841 3 T9 -1 28. Zach Johnson 835 3 T6 +6 29. Scott Stallings 801 4 CUT -2 30. Angel Cabrera 794 2 T11 +9 31. Lee Westwood 792 6 T3 +26 32. Martin Laird 788 1 2 T44 -3 33. Charl Schwartzel 782 4 T15 +4 34. Chris Stroud 770 4 T9 +2 35. Sang-Moon Bae 770 1 2 DNP -7 36. Jonas Blixt 752 1 1 T26 +5 37. David Lingmerth 747 3 DNP -7 38. John Merrick 745 1 1 DNP -7 39. Ryan Palmer 744 4 DNP -7 40. Bubba Watson 741 3 T32 +3 41. Brian Gay 736 1 1 DNP -8 42. Mic. Thompson 733 1 3 CUT -7 43. Rickie Fowler 723 4 CUT -5 44. Bre. de Jonge 719 3 T46 45. Charley Hoffman 712 5 DNP -5 46. Matt Jones 708 3 DNP -4 47. Kevin Chappell 686 3 DNP -2 48. David Hearn 683 2 DNP -2 49. Roberto Castro 669 1 DNP -2 50. John Rollins 668 2 DNP -2 PGA Tour Statistics Scoring Average 1, Tiger Woods, 68.987. 2, Justin Rose, 69.317. 3, Charl Schwartzel, 69.360. 4, Adam Scott, 69.442. 5, Sergio Garcia, 69.537. 6, Matt Kuchar, 69.623. 7, Phil Mickelson, 69.662. 8, Brandt Snedeker, 69.743. 9, Freddie Jacobson, 69.820. 10, Luke Donald, 69.835. Driving Distance 1, Gary Woodland, 305.7. 2 (tie), Nicolas Colsaerts and Luke List, 305.4. 4, Dustin Johnson, 303.5. 5, Jason Kokrak, 303.1. 6, Robert Garrigus, 303.0. 7, Keegan Bradley, 302.7. 8, Bubba Watson, 302.5. 9, Ryan Palmer, 301.7. 10, Eric Meierdierks, 301.4. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Russell Knox, 73.68%. 2, Chez Reavie, 70.93%. 3, Henrik Stenson, 70.89%. 4, Ken Duke, 70.81%. 5, Jim Furyk, 70.79%. 6, Tim Clark, 70.47%. 7, Jerry Kelly, 70.43%. 8, Mark Wilson, 70.29%. 9, Jeff Maggert, 70.23%. 10, Justin Hicks, 69.74%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Graham DeLaet, 71.62%. 2, Henrik Stenson, 71.11%. 3, Boo Weekley, 70.06%. 4, Ricky Barnes, 69.97%. 5, Ross Fisher, 69.44%. 6, Nick Watney, 69.35%. 7, Kevin Stadler, 69.31%. 8, Bill Haas, 69.16%. 9, Justin Hicks, 69.12%. 10, Cameron Tringale, 69.11%. Total Driving 1, Justin Rose, 47. 2, Graham DeLaet, 53. 3, Henrik Stenson, 76. 4, Keegan Bradley, 81. 5, D.J. Trahan, 89. 6 (tie), Boo Weekley and Matt Jones, 92. 8 (tie), Hunter Mahan and Jordan Spieth, 101. 10, Jim Herman, 102. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Sergio Garcia, .989. 2, Greg Chalmers, .852. 3, Stephen Ames, .847. 4, Tiger Woods, .833. 5, James Driscoll, .723. 6, Luke Donald, .717. 7, Aaron Baddeley, .711. 8, Bryce Molder, .709. 9, Peter Hanson, .702. 10, Russell Henley, .648. Birdie Average 1, Phil Mickelson, 4.41. 2, Billy Horschel, 4.19. 3, Brandt Snedeker, 4.12. 4 (tie), Tiger Woods and Ryan Palmer, 4.08. 6, Bubba Watson, 4.06. 7, Charl Schwartzel, 4.05. 8, Rory Sabbatini, 4.00. 9, Charley Hoffman, 3.98. 10, Chris Kirk, 3.93. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Dustin Johnson, 79.2. 2, Tiger Woods, 92.6. 3, Ernie Els, 97.7. 4, Chris Kirk, 100.5. 5, Robert Garrigus, 102.0. 6, Patrick Reed, 106.4. 7, Michael Thompson, 108.0. 8, Kevin Stadler, 109.8. 9, Joe Ogilvie, 114.0. 10, Jason Kokrak, 116.0. Sand Save Percentage 1, K.J. Choi, 70.48%. 2, Justin Rose, 67.39%. 3, Steven Bowditch, 66.07%. 4, Stuart Appleby, 64.08%. 5, Lee Williams, 63.33%. 6, Rickie Fowler, 63.22%. 7, Matt Kuchar, 62.96%. 8, Casey Wittenberg, 62.24%. 9, Cameron Tringale, 62.20%. 10, Tom Gillis, 62.16%. All-Around Ranking 1, Tiger Woods, 190. 2, Justin Rose, 314. 3, Jordan Spieth, 355. 4, Billy Horschel, 364. 5, Brandt Snedeker, 366. 6, Charley Hoffman, 368. 7, Keegan Bradley, 379. 8, Brendon de Jonge, 389. 9, Phil Mickelson, 390. 10, 2 tied with 392. World Golf Ranking Through July 21 1. Tiger Woods 2. Phil Mickelson 3. Rory McIlroy 4. Adam Scott 5. Justin Rose 6. Matt Kuchar 7. Brandt Snedeker 8. Graeme McDowell 9. Luke Donald 10. Lee Westwood 11. Steve Stricker 12. Louis Oosthuizen 13. Charl Schwartzel 14. Ian Poulter 15. Ernie Els 16. Sergio Garcia 17. Keegan Bradley 18. Bubba Watson 19. Jason Day 20. Henrik Stenson 21. Webb Simpson 22. Hunter Mahan 23. Jason Dufner 24. Bill Haas 25. Dustin Johnson 26. Zach Johnson 27. Branden Grace 28. Matteo Manassero 29. Nick Watney 30. Peter Hanson 31. Bo Van Pelt 32. Jim Furyk 33. Richard Sterne 34. Hideki Matsuyama 35. Rickie Fowler 36. Martin Kaymer 37. Francesco Molinari 38. Billy Horschel 39. Jamie Donaldson 40. Kevin Streelman 41. Thorbjorn Olesen 42. Nicolas Colsaerts 43. Angel Cabrera 44. G. Fernandez-Castano 45. Ryan Moore 46. Scott Piercy 47. Carl Pettersson 48. Martin Laird 49. Jonas Blixt 50. Paul Lawrie

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LPGA Money Leaders 1. Inbee Park 2. Stacy Lewis 3. I.K. Kim

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Money $2,134,844 $916,799 $909,957

4. Suzann Pettersen 5. So Yeon Ryu 6. Beatriz Recari 7. Paula Creamer 8. Karrie Webb 9. Angela Stanford 10. Na Yeon Choi 11. Cristie Kerr 12. Catriona Matthew 13. Hee Young Park 14. Lizette Salas 15. Jiyai Shin 16. Jessica Korda 17. Shanshan Feng 18. Anna Nordqvist 19. Ai Miyazato 20. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 21. Pornanong Phatlum 22. Jennifer Johnson 23. Haeji Kang 24. Caroline Hedwall 25. Ilhee Lee 26. Chella Choi 27. Karine Icher 28. Lexi Thompson 29. Mika Miyazato 30. Yani Tseng 31. Morgan Pressel 32. Gerina Piller 33. Amy Yang 34. Giulia Sergas 35. Mo Martin 36. Carlota Ciganda 37. Jenny Shin 38. Brittany Lang 39. Moriya Jutanugarn 40. Hee Kyung Seo 41. Meena Lee 42. Chie Arimura 43. Brittany Lincicome 44. Sun Young Yoo 45. Julieta Granada 46. Azahara Munoz 47. Jane Park 48. Irene Cho 49. Nicole Castrale 50. Mina Harigae

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LPGA Tour Statistics Scoring 1, Inbee Park, 69.52. 2, Stacy Lewis, 69.77. 3, Suzann Pettersen, 70.11. 4, Na Yeon Choi, 70.13. 5, So Yeon Ryu, 70.29. 6, I.K. Kim, 70.30. 7, Paula Creamer, 70.31. 8, Jessica Korda, 70.40. 9, Beatriz Recari, 70.45. 10, Lizette Salas, 70.50. Driving Distance 1, Nicole Smith, 274.9. 2, Brittany Lincicome, 271.7. 3, Lexi Thompson, 270.8. 4, Gerina Piller, 269.0. 5, Jessica Korda, 267.8. 6, Daniela Iacobelli, 267.4. 7, Alena Sharp, 266.2. 8, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 265.9. 9, Yani Tseng, 265.8. 10, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 265.5. Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Suzann Pettersen, 75.10%. 2, Jodi Ewart Shadoff, 74.90%. 3, Paula Creamer, 74.80%. 4, Chella Choi, 74.50%. 5, Na Yeon Choi, 74.30%. 6, Stacy Lewis, 74.20%. 7, Jennifer Johnson, 74.20%. 8, So Yeon Ryu, 74.00%. 9, Jessica Korda, 73.70%. 10, Gerina Piller, 73.00%. Putting Average 1, Inbee Park, 1.703. 2, Stacy Lewis, 1.745. 3, Jiyai Shin, 1.760. 4, Haeji Kang, 1.770. 5, Ai Miyazato, 1.771. 6, Lizette Salas, 1.772. 7, Angela Stanford, 1.772. 8, Caroline Hedwall, 1.772. 9, Hee Kyung Seo, 1.774. 10, Catriona Matthew, 1.775. Birdie Average 1, Stacy Lewis, 4.37. 2, Jessica Korda, 4.18. 3, Inbee Park, 4.07. 4, Na Yeon Choi, 3.83. 5, Karrie Webb, 3.82. 6, So Yeon Ryu, 3.78. 7, Jiyai Shin, 3.71. 8, Suzann Pettersen, 3.69. 9, I.K. Kim, 3.63. 10, Caroline Hedwall, 3.63. Eagle Average 1, Yani Tseng, .235. 2, Mi Hyang Lee, .229. 3, Karlin Beck, .214. 4, Pat Hurst, .207. 5, Dori Carter, .194. 6, Lexi Thompson, .182. 7, Brittany Lincicome, .170. 8, Amy Hung, .167. 9, Danah Bordner, .161. 10, Jessica Korda, .157. Sand Save Percentage 1, Frances Bondad, 66.67%. 2, Jennifer Song, 62.00%. 3, Paz Echeverria, 61.54%. 4, Morgan Pressel, 60.94%. 5, Dewi Claire Schreefel, 60.78%. 6, Paula Creamer, 60.47%. 7, Beatriz Recari, 60.42%. 8, Moira Dunn, 60.38%. 9, Yani Tseng, 60.27%. 10, Gerina Piller, 60.00%. Rounds Under Par 1, Stacy Lewis, .708. 2, Inbee Park, .702. 3 (tie), Jiyai Shin and Suzann Pettersen, .646. 5, I.K. Kim, .632. 6, Karrie Webb, .627. 7, Beatriz Recari, .618. 8, Paula Creamer, .614. 9, Lizette Salas, .610. 10, Jessica Korda, .608. Champions Tour Charles Schwab Cup Leaders 1. Kenny Perry 2. David Frost 3. Fred Couples 4. Bernhard Langer 5. Duffy Waldorf 6. Michael Allen 7. Fred Funk 8. John Cook 9. Rocco Mediate 10. Kohki Idoki 11. Esteban Toledo 12. Russ Cochran 13. Jeff Sluman 14. Jay Haas 15. Kirk Triplett 16. Mark O’Meara 17. Corey Pavin 18. Tom Pernice Jr. 19. Tom Lehman 20. Mark Calcavecchia 21. Peter Senior 22. John Huston 23. Gene Sauers 24. Morris Hatalsky 25. Craig Stadler 26. Chien Soon Lu 27. Steve Elkington 28. Jay Don Blake 29. Mike Goodes 30. Brad Faxon 31. Bart Bryant 32. Jeff Hart 33. Bill Glasson 34. Jim Rutledge 35. Kiyoshi Murota 36. Tom Watson 37. Colin Montgomerie 38. Chris X. Williams 39. Rod Spittle 40. Larry Mize 41. Loren Roberts 42. Tom Kite 43. David Eger 44. Dan Forsman 45. Barry Lane 46. Hal Sutton 46. Tom Purtzer 46. Brad Bryant 46. Andy North 50. Mark Mouland

Points 2,508 1,417 1,301 1,291 1,104 1,062 828 795 773 756 734 732 705 701 600 585 584 569 520 511 426 370 362 338 327 310 296 295 267 230 217 206 167 164 160 140 130 122 120 102 96 92 91 90 68 57 57 57 57 51

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Champions Tour Statistics Scoring Average (Actual) 1, Fred Couples, 68.00. 2, Bernhard Langer, 69.19. 3, Kenny Perry, 69.21. 4, Tom Lehman, 69.58. 5, David Frost, 69.59. 6, Duffy Waldorf, 69.90. 7, Michael Allen, 69.95. 8, Corey Pavin, 70.00. 9, Tom Pernice Jr., 70.03. 10, Russ Cochran, 70.06. Driving Distance 1, Chie-Hsiang Lin, 281.0. 2, Russ Cochran, 279.3. 3 (tie), Jim Gallagher, Jr. and Sandy Lyle, 278.3. 5, Andrew Magee, 276.2. 6, Jim Rutledge, 272.5. 7, Craig Stadler, 271.8. 8 (tie), Brad Bryant and Bobby Clampett, 265.6. 10, Hal Sutton, 265.5. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Jeff Hart, 82.26%. 2, Fred Funk, 81.71%. 3, Bart Bryant, 79.04%. 4, Corey Pavin, 77.95%. 5, Hale Irwin, 77.51%. 6, Mark McNulty, 76.80%. 7, Peter Jacobsen, 76.79%. 8, Wayne Levi, 76.73% Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Tom Lehman, 76.60%. 2, Fred Couples, 76.16%. 3, Gene Sauers, 74.44%. 4, Bernhard Langer, 74.36%. 5, Bart Bryant, 73.23%.


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Call Today (403) 347-6676 2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer

Earthworks Division We require individuals with push pull experience, grade knowledge & able to work well with others for work in the Central AB area.

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

• Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience • Benefit package • Career advancement opportunities 312165G20-25

Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: hr@pidherneys.com

Shipper / Receiver

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

ANDERS AREA Archibald Cres. Armitage Close

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

INGLEWOOD AREA

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

LANCASTER AREA

Inglewood Drive

Logan Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres.

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

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

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

MUSTANG ACRES Mobile Home Park & KENTWOOD Kelloway Cres. Kensington Cl. Kyte Cres. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info Fluid Experts Ltd. Is seeking to hire Shop Supervisor for our Red Deer location. This position is a fulltime and is a salary based position with company benefits upon hire. Duties include maintain shop, minor repairs of units and equipment, monitor inventories, loading of fluid trucks with various products for the Oil & Gas industry and will be trained to blend KCl fluid in shop utilizing specialized equipment. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical background with a class 1 license with fluid hauling experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: roger@fluidexperts.com

********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 HARVARD PARK BUSINESS CENTRE LTD in Springbrook is looking for a Maintenance/Painter for immediate employment. Must not be afraid of heights. Please fax resume to 403-886-5003

Everything Must Go! Hwy. 54 @ Junction 766 Watch for Signs ONGOING SALE Large selection of household goods & furniture inclds. SINGLE REMOTE CONTROLLED ADJ. BED., c/w heat control, small computer desk, t.V. & stand, easy chair, xmas decor. inside & out, stereo equip. & speakers. 403-813-8956

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

NEWSPAPER ROLL ENDS 50¢ PER POUND

Great For covering Tables, Ar t Work, Clean Packing Paper, Painting, Playschool, Banners, and Lots More.

VARIETY OF SIZES Pick Up At: RED DEER ADVOCATE Circulation Department 2950 Bremner Ave.

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To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

1010

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

1070

Contractors

1100

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

Eavestroughing

1130

EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. 403-506-4822

Massage Therapy

1280

BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980

CONCRETE???

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

1180

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

Handyman Services

1200

GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089 TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy

1280

Executive Touch Massage (newly reno’d) (FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

Moving & Storage

1300

FANTASY

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

International ladies

Painters/ Decorators

MASSAGE

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445

MASSAGE ABOVE ALL Cleaning WALK-INS WELCOME GUTTERS CLEANED & 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Complete Janitorial REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 TCM Massage Therapy www.performancemaint.ca VELOX EAVESTROUGH Insurance avail. 8 am-9 pm 403-358-9256 www.mygimex.org Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691 HOUSECLEANING Weekly & Bi-weekly VII MASSAGE service. Experienced & #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. reliable. 403-392-3609. Flooring

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

SCRAPER OPERATORS

FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

in

MOVING SALE

1100

Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:

880

CARRIERS NEEDED

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

Out of Town

VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Please email along with resume all safety tickets Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822 and trade tickets. Please specify which position you’re applying for. Email: resumes Contractors @newcartcontracting.com

DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH

Misc. Help

TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300

Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.

Accounting

KITCHEN HELPERS

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

in

403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca

Central AB based trucking company requires

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

FALL START

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

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880

Misc. Help

ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

Attributes:

• All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction

DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841

NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Central City Asphalt Ltd.

Class 1 or Class 3 Operator Packer Operator Flag People and Labourer.

860

Truckers/ Drivers

CAREER IN 850 YOUR BUSINESS

OILFIELD FOREMAN & EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: hr@pidherneys.com

850

Trades

309015G5-H26

800

Oilfield

Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town. RED DEER’S BEST

Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

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

1310

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

1372

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 helpinghands.com for info.

Window Cleaning

1420

WINDOW / EVESTROUGH CLEANING. 403-506-4822

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

Yard Care

1430

LAWNS, hedges, & Junk Removal, 403-358-1614


RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, July 23, 2013 B11

880

Misc. Help

GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com

Stereos TV's, VCRs

1730

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

1760

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

1937 VIOLIN, needs restoring, $150; Washer Toss game $60 403-347-6183 20’X40’ PARTY TENT Almost new. Can be seen standing. $1300. Table & chairs also avail. Avail. Aug. 5th. 403-573-1595 or 357-8467 INNISFAIL CANNING JARS, Quarts, $7/doz. Packages come Pints $5/doz. ready for delivery. 8 SPIDER PLANTS, Large No collecting. $10. ea. Small. $5/ea. 403-347-7658, 396-4078 HP 4 in 1 printer, fax Contact Quitcy at machine, copier, scanner 403-314-4316 never used, $75 403-347-0104 LARGE box of assorted light bulbs, take all $15; power rakes for lawn mower, two 15” & one 16” all NEWSPAPER three for $15; 2 part bags CARRIERS of lawn fertilizer (16-20-0) REQUIRED $15 & $10; 3 large carpet pcs. beige, all $10; set of bike hanging racks $10; To deliver large box of clear plastic 1 day a week in jars, all $10; 3 boxes of OLDS misc. nails, nuts, bolts, etc. $8/box, 2 stainless steel BOWDEN wine racks ea. holds 12 RIMBEY bottles $10/ea, bar shelf 5’ x 9 3/4”w $10; 16 Country Please call Debbie & Western cassette tapes $16; 29” long pry bar $10; at 403-314-4307 garage storage cabinet 6’ x NIGHT OWL SECURITY 3 4 ” w x 1 2 d Now looking to hire $30 403-314-2026 mature, reliable person for PLAYHOUSE 10 x 8 1/2, overnight security guard to be moved, upright freezposition. Resumes to er, elliptical exercise bike bestway@telusplanet.net ALL FREE 403-887-8717 Attn: Ken. 403-740-4696 ROSE bowls, vases and RENTAL STORE plant holders. Box full for REQUIRES A $20. 403-314-9603 DELIVERY PERSON. Must be physically fit. Apply in person Musical 5929-48 Ave. or email: sales@parklandrentals.com Instruments

1770

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 @ mysubwaycareer.com or Drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive Or email to careers@rdsubway.com or Call us at 403-342-0203

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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

Auctions

1530

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Children's Items

1580

FISHER Price village, vintage little people set, many pieces, good cond. $45. 403-314-9603

EquipmentHeavy

1830

Cats

CUTE FLUFFY KITTENS 5 weeks old. Free to loving home. Good for farm or house pet. 403-343-0730 PRETTY KITTENS desperately need loving homes. Very playful & active. FREE. Variety of colorful kittens 403-782-3130

Collectors' Items

BELL COLLECTION 40 assorted sizes, colors, designs $75 (cash-no refunds) 403-782-3073 DOLL COLLECTION large, med, small, priced according to size, class & year $200 403-782-3073 SPOON COLLECTION 51 spoons, various sizes in oak display cabinet $200(cash-no refunds) 403-782-3073

Travel Packages

1660

Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD, spruce & maple. Truck load. $20. 403-343-0823 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227

LOGS

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

1680

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

Household Appliances

1900

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

1710

3030

KITSON CLOSE

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

LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM CONDOS

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 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca

Manufactured Homes

3040

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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

2010

J.D. 510 Baler exc. cond. 1209 J.D. Haybine, 6 whl. Vicon Rake, 403-350-1007, 782-3617

Horses

2140

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

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

Houses/ Duplexes

3020

1720

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

2 BDRM. well cared for DEEP Freeze, apt. size, in condo, North of river. Upgood cond. $80. graded w/ hardwood floors, 403-347-0104 4 appl. Avail. immed. METAL bed frame, $30; $975 mo. & s.d.Call Linda brass desk lamp. $5; la**RENTED** dies plus size close $20; 32 HOLMES ST. winter coats (3) need 1 1/2 blocks west of mall, zippers, $20. ea.; blanket sheet set, dble. $10; knife 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. & cutting board set, $5; balcony, 4 appls, no pets, kitchen utensils, $5. set. n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-986-0986 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

3060

Suites

2 Bdrm. Apartment for the Budget Minded! This bldg. offers a central location near downtown, assigned parking and all amenities. For just $750./mo. you can’t beat the price in this market. Call Nicole at 403-896-1193 to take a look and see your new home. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

2 BDRMS. Utilities Included Just $895.

This lower unit is located in Eastwood and even has a dishwasher. Call ASAP to jump on this in a tight market. Nicole 403-396-1193 Hearthstone 403-314-0099 3810 47 ST. Spacious 1 bdrm., bsmt. suite, stove, fridge, security Adult only, no pets. $790. 403-343-0072

Beautifully Renovated 2 Bdrm.

In building located within easy walking access of the trails, shopping and all downtown amenities including public transportation. Bright apartment done in a stylish manner you will be proud to show off. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to see inside! Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Stereos TV's, VCRs

1730

53” SONY projection tv, good working condition. First $150 takes it You pick up. Phone Viki 403-346-4263

2 BDRM. 2 bath upscale 1/2 duplex in senior(50+ complex), not a condo, open bsmt., in SE Red Deer 403-341-4060

84 LANCASTER DR.

4 Bdrm., 3 bath, finished heated garage, large yard. Many upgrades. Very clean. A Must see! $369,900. Call Lloyd 403-391-9294 BIG VALLEY, AB, only $30,000. Ideal starter home or rental unit. Nice location, good terms. Call owner 780-475-2897

DAVENPORT

Beautiful 4 bdrm., 1152 sq.ft. Att. garage. A/C $345,000. Call Lyle Nielsen, C21 Advantage. 403-358-8002 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com

GREAT STARTER

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

Cars

5030

2003 BMW 320i, 152,000 kms. manual, 6 cyl. Very good on gas, sunroof. $8800. obo. 403-318-3676 2001 TOYOTA Echo 403-885-9791

2001 BMW Z3 loaded, 5 spd. manual, 2 tone leather int. new windshield & tires. $11,500 obo 403-755-2760

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at www.garymoe.com

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

MORRISROE MANOR

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

Rare 1 Bedroom!

For just $815./mo. you can scoop up a much desired 1 bdrm. apt. Every week we have calls looking, now we finally have one open! Call Lucie now at 403-896-9554 before it’s gone. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

This 2nd flr. 2 bdrm., apt. is in a quiet, adult only bldg. With a great location, assigned off street parking and a dishwasher, this building is perfect for young professionals. Vacancies here never last. Call Nicole at 403-896-1193 while you can. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

SYLVAN LAKE 3 bdrm, 2 baths, open concept floorplan, stainless steel appliances $304,200 Call Jennifer 403.392.6841 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

RISER HOMES It’s Ready!

Rooms For Rent

3090

MOUNTVIEW: Avail now, 1 fully furn bdrm. for rent. $550/$275. Working or Student M only. 403-396-2468

Industrial

3130

SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

Mobile

3190

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homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

Condos/ Townhouses

5040

2007 SUBURBAN 1500 LT, loaded, new tires. DVD, 103,000 km. 403-346-2608 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634 1989 JEEP Loredo, auto, 4x4. Good cond. 318-3040

Trucks

5050

2010 SILVERADO 1500 LTZ, silver, 90,000. 403-346-2608

2007 F150 4X4 S/C XLT Loaded, only 171,000 kms. $7950. 403-348-9746

4040

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

4090

Manufactured Homes

2003 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $6350. 403-348-9746

1978 NORFAB, 14x72, Vans FREE for Moving. 403-887-2920 Buses MUST SELL 2002 FORD Windstar By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 123,000 kms. $3000 obo Call Danny 403-352-6890

5070

Income Property

4100

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

Lots For Sale

4160

Pinnacle Estates

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

FINANCIAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 4400-4430

Money To Loan

4430

LOW INTEREST FINANCING

Borrow up to 20K and pay $387./mo. at 8%. Personal & small business loans. Bad credit OK. Call Toll Free 855-331-5322

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wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Cars

5030

2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, red, 158,920 km., clean, excellent condition, 4 new tires, new windshield, radio/cd player, a/c, front brakes 90%, rear brakes 70%, $7750 obo. 403-877-8122, 403-358-4859, wellsdd@xplornet.com

4010

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

SUV's

BUNGALOW, 2 bdrm., 2 bath, front att. garage, $319,900. Prices include all legal fees, GST, sod & tree. Lloyd Fiddler 403-391-9294

THE NORDIC

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

Locally owned and family operated

LIVE THE BEACON HILL LIFESTYLE

GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, www.laebon.com D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, Laebon Homes 346-7273 no partiers, avail immed. 403-346-1458

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 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

4020

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

LARGE 2 bedroom, with Lot new paint, new carpets, APPLS. reconditioned lrg. security cameras, private MOBILE HOME PAD, in selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. parking, new appliances to warr. Riverside Appliances over 40 year old quiet Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. 403-342-1042 tenants. Laundry on site, Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 heat and water included, STOVE, Kenmore, self no pets for $950 rent/$950 clean, white. $50. damage. 403-341-4627. 403-343-0823

Household Furnishings

Houses For Sale

3050

Stylish 2 Bdrm. just South of the Hospital

Farm AFFORDABLE Homestead Firewood Equipment

Garden Supplies

1870

1630

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

Firewood

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT LIKES TO MAKE MUSIC? Kimball Organ - The Entertainer - Superstar 3 $100.00 or offer. Please call/leave message 403-347-1505

Condos/ Townhouses

2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623 2008 BMW 328i, 4 dr. sedan, mint cond, 71,000 kms, always garaged, never smoked in, auto., HID headlights, white w/black leather interior, must be seen. $18,900. 403-342-5967 leave message

Motorcycles

5080

1987 BMW RS100. 1000 cc. very good shape $3500. 403-358-1345

Motorhomes

5100

ONE OF A KIND

1985 Vanguard 24’, completely re-built inside & out. Better than new! All work done by Gord Schmitt RV Services in Lacombe. Can be seen at 25 Fulmar Cl, Sylvan. Fred, 403-887-4631 Make me an offer I can’t refuse.

Fifth Wheels

5110

2000 COACHMAN Catalina 28 1/2’ super slide out, new tires/batteries, immac. cond, must be seen to appreciate $8990 403-877-1414

Auto Wreckers

5190

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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5200

A-1 WILLY’S Parts Place Inc. Will haul away salvage cars free in city limits. Will pay for some. Only AMVIC approved salvage yard in Red Deer 403-346-7278 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

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Morsi’s family slams Egypt’s military for long detention BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — The family of ousted President Mohammed Morsi furiously denounced the military Monday, accusing it of “kidnapping” him, and European diplomats urged that Egypt’s first freely elected leader be released after being held incommunicado for nearly three weeks since being deposed by the army. The fate of Morsi, who has been held without charge, has become a focus of the political battle between his Muslim Brotherhood and the new military-backed government. The Brotherhood has tried to use Morsi’s detention to rally the country to its side, hoping to restore its badly damaged popularity. The interim government, in turn, appears in part to be using it to pressure his supporters into backing down from their protests demanding his reinstatement. Those protests again turned violent Monday, with clashes breaking out between Morsi supporters and opponents near Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and between pro-Morsi demonstrators and police in a city on the capital’s northern edge. At least four people were killed. So far, however, the outcry over Morsi’s detention seems to have gained little traction beyond the president’s supporters, without bringing significantly greater numbers to its ongoing rallies around the country. Millions of Egyptians filled the streets starting June 30, demanding the president’s removal after a year in office and leading to the coup that ousted him. Anti-Brotherhood sentiment remains strong, further fueled by protests that block traffic in congested city centres and by media that have kept a staunchly anti-Morsi line. Egyptian human rights groups have said he should either be freed or charged. Behind-the-scenes talks have been taking place through mediators between Brotherhood figures and the interim government — centred around releasing Morsi and other detained leaders of the group in return for an end to protests by his supporters, according to Mohammed AboulGhar, head of a liberal political party that backed the president’s overthrow. The military fears that Morsi’s release “would only increase protests and make them more aggressive,” he told The Associated Press. At least five other prominent Brotherhood members have also been detained. The military also has said that there is no way the measures taken against Morsi will be reversed. The Brotherhood so far seems unlikely to make a deal, saying it cannot accept a military coup. It and other Morsi supporters vow they will not stop protests until he is returned to office, and they have said there will be no negotiations with the new leadership unless it accepts his reinstatement. They have denied any back-channel talks are taking place. In a toughly worded statement Monday, the Brotherhood laid out a plan for resolving the crisis that was little changed from what Morsi proposed in his final days in office. It said Morsi must first be reinstated along with the now-dissolved upper house of parliament and the suspended constitution, followed by new parliament elections that would start a process for amending the constitution, and then a “national dialogue” could be held. It denounced those behind Morsi’s ouster as “putschists” and accused “coup commanders, with foreign support” of overthrowing “all the hopes in a democratic system.” Interim President Adly Mansour repeated calls for reconciliation in a nationally televised speech Monday evening. “We ... want to turn a new page in the nation’s book,” he said. “No contempt, no hatred, no divisions and no collisions.” Morsi was detained July 3, when Gen. Abdel-Fattah elSissi, the army chief, announced his removal. He is held at an undisclosed location and has had no contact with family or supporters. Government officials have said only that he is safe, is well-cared for and is being held for his own protection. Two of Morsi’s children lashed out at the military over his detention, saying his family has not been permitted to see him since then. “What happened is a crime of kidnapping,” one of his sons, Osama, told a Cairo news conference. “I can’t find any legal means to have access to him.” The younger Morsi, who is a lawyer, called his father’s detention the “embodiment of the abduction of popular will and a whole nation,” and said the family will “take all legal actions” to end his detention.

U.S. military leader says bigger Syrian involvement to cost $1B a month BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Establishing a no-fly zone to protect Syrian rebels would require hundreds of U.S. aircraft at a cost of more than $1 billion per month, with no assurance that it would change the momentum in the civil war there, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday. In a letter to two senators, Gen. Martin Dempsey outlined the risks, costs and benefits of more aggressive U.S. military action as the Obama administration weighs the next steps in helping the opposition battling the forces of President Bashar Assad. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Sen. John McCain had pressed Dempsey for his personal assessment before moving ahead with his nomination to another two-year term. Dempsey spelled out costs, ranging from millions to billions of dollars, for options ranging from training and arming vetted rebel groups, conducting limited strikes on Syria’s air defences and creating a no-fly

zone or buffer zone. The military leader said that while these steps would help the opposition and pressure Assad’s government, “we have learned from the past 10 years, however, that it is not enough to simply alter the balance of military power without careful consideration of what is necessary in order to preserve a functioning state.” Dempsey’s reference was to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Joint Chiefs chairman said the creation of a no-fly zone would neutralize Syria’s air defences. It would require “hundreds of hundreds of ground and sea-based aircraft, intelligence and electronic warfare support, and enablers for refuelling and communications. Estimated costs are $500 million initially, averaging as much as a billion dollars per month over the course of a year.” He said that while it would likely result in the “near total elimination” of Syria’s ability to bomb opposition strongholds, the risks would be the loss of U.S. aircraft.


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Frenzied crowds surround Pope’s car WRONG TURN IN BRAZIL SENDS POPE’S CAR INTO LARGE CROWD IN RETURN TO SOUTH AMERICA, DELIGHTS PONTIFF BUT FRUSTRATES SECURITY BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — A wrong turn sent a humble Fiat carrying Pope Francis into the thick of a frenzied Rio crowd Monday, in his first minutes back in South America since becoming pontiff. It was a nightmare for security officials, but for the clearly delighted pope just another opportunity to connect. Ecstatic throngs forced his motorcade to repeatedly come to a standstill, weeks after violent protests against the government paralyzed parts of Brazil. Francis’ driver had turned into the wrong side of a boulevard at one point, missing lanes that had been cleared. Other parts of the pope’s route to the city centre weren’t lined with fencing, giving the throngs more chances to get close, with uniformed police nowhere in sight to act as crowd control. The three dozen visible Vatican and Brazilian plainclothes security officials struggled to keep the crowds at bay. Francis, however, not only looked calm but got even closer to the people. He rolled down his back-seat window, waved to the crowd and touched those who reached inside. He kissed a baby a woman handed to him. “His secretary was afraid,” papal spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said. “But the pope was happy.” The pope is here on a seven-day visit meant to fan the fervour of the faithful around the globe. That task has grown more challenging as Roman Catholics stray, even in strongholds of the religion such as Brazil, yet it seemed to come easily to Francis even on the drive from the airport to an official opening ceremony. After finally making it past crowds and blocked traffic, Francis switched to an open-air vehicle as he toured around the main streets in downtown Rio through mobs of people who screamed wildly as he waved and smiled. He left his popemobile — the bulletproof one — in the Vatican garage so he could better connect with people during the church’s World Youth Day. The Vatican insisted they had no concern for the pope’s safety as his vehicles eased through the masses, but Lombardi acknowledged that there might have been some “errors” that need correcting. “This is something new, maybe also a lesson for the coming days,” Lombardi said. Many in the crowd looked stunned to see the pope, with some standing still and others sobbing loudly. “I can’t travel to Rome, but he came

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Pope Francis waves from his popemobile as he makes his way into central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday. The pontiff arrived for a seven-day visit in Brazil, the world’s most populous Roman Catholic nation. During his visit, Francis will meet with legions of young Roman Catholics converging on Rio for the church’s World Youth Day festival. here to make my country better ... and to deepen our faith,” Idaclea Rangel, a 73-year-old Catholic choked through her tears after the pope passed by. As many as 1 million young people from around the world are expected in Rio for the Catholic youth fest, a seemingly tailor-made event for the Argentine-born pope, who has proven enormously popular in his four months on the job. But the fervour of the crowds that regularly greet Francis in St. Peter’s Square was nothing compared with the raucous welcome in Rio. Popes generally get a warm welcome in Latin America; even the more aloof Pope Benedict XVI received a hero’s welcome when he visited Mexico and Cuba in 2012. John Paul II frequently received rock star treatment, and during one 1996 visit to Venezuela, his motorcade was similarly mobbed when he stopped to greet well-wishers after greeting prisoners. Outside the Guanabara government palace where the pope was officially welcomed, Alicia Velazquez, a 55-yearold arts teacher from Buenos Aires, waited to catch a glimpse of the man she knew well when he was archbishop

of her hometown. “It was so amazing when he was selected, we just couldn’t believe it. We cried and hugged one another,” Velazquez said. “I personally want to see if he’s still the same man as simple and humble whom we all knew. I have faith that he’s remained the same.” Francis displayed that humility in greeting President Dilma Rousseff, saying he understood that to really know Brazilians, one must pass through their heart. “So let me knock gently at this door,” Francis said in Portuguese at the official welcome ceremony. “I have neither silver nor gold, but I bring with me the most precious thing given to me: Jesus Christ.” On the plane en route to Rio, he had lamented that an entire generation of young people risked not knowing what it’s like to work thanks to an economic crisis that has seen youth unemployment skyrocket in many European countries while leaving the poor of the developing world behind. “People get their dignity from work, they earn their bread,” he told reporters aboard the plane. “Young people in this moment are in crisis.”

Francis arrived at a tense time for Brazil, as the country reels from sometimes violent demonstrations that began last month as a protest against public transport price hikes and mushroomed into a wave of protests against government corruption, inefficiency and spending for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Those protests continued after Francis’ arrival. Police and anti-government protesters clashed outside the government palace. About an hour after the pontiff concluded his short speech, police began cracking down on the protests, firing rubber bullets in an effort to disperse the crowd. The government spent about $52 million for Francis’ visit, but he does not appear to be a focus of protesters’ rage. “We’ve got nothing against the pope. Nobody here is against him,” said Christopher Creindel, a 22-year-old art student and Rio native protesting outside the government palace. “This protest is against our politicians.” Lombardi confirmed that a homemade explosive device was found Sunday by Brazilian authorities in a public toilet near the basilica at Aparecida, a Marian shrine that Francis will visit Wednesday.

Rescue efforts escalate in China as death toll climbs BEIJING — Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China. Another five people were listed as missing and 628 injured in Monday morning’s quake near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province. About 123,000 people were affected by the quake, with 31,600 moved to temporary shelters, the provincial earthquake administration said on its website. Almost 2,000 homes were completely destroyed, and about 22,500 damaged, the administration said. The quake toppled brick walls and telephone lines, shattered mud-and-tile-roofed houses and sent cascades of dirt and rock down hillsides that blocked roads and slowed rescue efforts by crews trying to reach remote areas. Hospitals set up aid stations in parking lots to accommodate large numbers of injured, while hundreds of paramilitary People’s Armed Police fanned out to search for victims in the region of terraced farmland where the quake struck about 1,200 kilometres (760 miles) west of Beijing. “I saw the bulb hanging from the ceiling start swinging wildly around. I woke my two friends and we ran into the bathroom to hide,” said arts student Li Jingui, 21, who was on the fourth floor of a school dormitory in Dingxi. “After the strongest tremors were over, we were worried that there would be aftershocks so we packed our stuff and ran out into a large clearing,” Li said in a telephone interview. Damage was worst in Min county in Dingxi’s rural southern portion,

EARTHQUAKE where scores of homes were damaged and telephone and electricity services knocked out, Dingxi Mayor Tang Xiaoming told state broadcaster CCTV. All but three of the deaths, all the missing and most of the injured were in Min, a likely result of shoddy construction. Residents said the

shaking lasted about one minute, but wasn’t strong enough to cause major damage in urban areas, where buildings are more solidly built. Tremors were felt in the provincial capital of Lanzhou 177 kilometres (110 miles) north, and as far away as Xi’an, 400 kilometres (250 miles) to the east.

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