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The skies over Rocky Mountain House will be filled with high-flying acrobatics and gravity-defying stunts as the Rocky Mountain House Airshow returns after a two-year hiatus. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will perform at the airshow. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds (431 Air Demonstration Squadron) are a Canadian icon comprised of serving members of the Canadian Forces. They arrived at the Rocky Mountain House Airport on Tuesday to prepare for today’s show. Gates open at the Rocky Mountain House Airport at 2 p.m., and the evening show begins at 5:30 p.m. The best access to the event will be parking at the Rocky Arena and taking a shuttle bus to the airport. Buses leave every 30 minutes beginning at 2 p.m. See related story on page C1. See related video at www.reddeeradvocate.com.
Royal watchers waiting for a name BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Royal watchers are waiting to put a name to the newest member of the Royal Family. L o r n a W a t - ROYALS SHOW OFF kinson-Zimmer NEWBORN SON C2 said Prince William and Kate Middleton may continue to surprise people. “I just love the fact that they really did fool everybody. Everyone speculated it was going to be a girl because of some of the things Kate did. Good for them,” said the Red Deer woman, who celebrated the 2011 marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a party. “I wonder if the word Spencer will be part of the name? You know Spencer is a good boy’s name. It could be in there,” she said referring to Princess Diana’s last name. Princess Diana was Prince William’s mother. Middleton gave birth to the couple’s first baby on Monday at 4:24 p.m. On Tuesday, the world got its first glimpse of their son as the couple posed for photos as they left St. Mary’s Hospital in central London. The infant is third in line to the British throne. Watkinson-Zimmer said the modern, young couple may not wait as long to name their son as other royals. Prince Charles and Princess Diana “didn’t name William until five days after and Charles was something like a couple of months. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just a couple of days.”
Census error costs funding 357 HOMES NOT COUNTED BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF
things happening in the world that are pretty ugly,” said Mulder, who was waiting to see coverage of the couple as they emerged from the hospital.
Sylvan Lake’s population has surged to 13,015 but 357 homes were not counted in the tally, creating a loss in provincial funding. On Tuesday, the town released its initial 2013 census numbers, which showed 1,820 residents moved into the lake resort town since the last municipal census in 2008. It also showed an influx of 688 new residents or 5.6 per cent over the 2011 federal census. But missing out on the dollars associated with 600 to 750 residents is concerning, said Sylvan Lake Mayor Susan Samson. “I think sometimes there is a lack of understanding of how important it is to be involved in a census,” said Samson. “If you are not counted, you are not part of the per capita grants that are coming from the province. That money is lost to us and we cannot get it back until next time we do a census.” The uncounted live in two large apartment complexes in Sylvan Lake. Samson said town staffers made multiple attempts to reach the residents, including door knocking and sending letters.
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Britain’s Prince William carries his newborn son, the Prince of Cambridge, who was born on Monday, into public view for the first time, outside the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital, in London, Tuesday. The boy will be third in line to the British throne. Red Deer city Councillor Lynne Mulder was the first to publicly congratulate the couple on the birth at Monday’s council meeting. “We all rejoiced. It’s a good news story at a time when there’s a lot of
Study finds little environmental enforcement of infractions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
EDMONTON — A survey of thousands of environmental problems in Alberta’s oilsands attacks the province’s claims to having strict control over the industry’s environmental impact. Fewer than one per cent of likely environmental infractions have drawn any enforcement, says the survey. It also says the province’s records are incomplete and riddled with errors, so there is no way to really understand industry’s impact on the region. And the authors found the same problems recurring time and time again, suggesting environmental improvement in some areas isn’t happening. “When you’ve looked at thousands
of these records, what we’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg,” said Kevin Timoney, a biologist and environmental consultant who is a co-author. The Alberta government disputes the findings. The genesis of the 677-page report — which is not published in an academic journal but has been peer-reviewed — was in 2008, when Timoney was working in Alberta Environment’s data library in Edmonton. He came across shelves of records that appeared to contain details of breaches of environmental regulations and conditions that hadn’t been publicly released. When library staff told him the records were off-limits, Timoney and Pe-
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ter Lee of Global Forest Watch decided to find out what was in them. Through an epic series of Freedom of Information filings, they eventually compiled a list of 9,262 infractions since 1996 — everything from spills into the Athabasca River to excessive smokestack emissions to the discovery of random waste dumps in the bush. Just as troubling as the quantity of the files is their quality. “It was evident that there were thousands of incidents the public didn’t know anything about,” Timoney said. “(But) it’s exceedingly difficult to do anything with them because they basically just give you a pile of paper.” The files were generated through industry self-reporting and public complaints. Timoney and Lee asked for them in two different formats: one with basic data and one with more detail.
But instead of getting two sets of files with different information on the same events, they received two substantially different sets of incidents. The files themselves are often incomplete and full of mistakes. Some lack information such as what gases were released in an air-related contravention. Others lump together several incidents into a single report. Many are spelled and written in such a way as to be impossible to organize into a database. More than 5,000 such errors had to be fixed before the authors could even start their analysis. “The system does not provide timely and accurate data,” the report concludes. “The number of incidents and the analyses of incident rates should be viewed as minimum estimates.”
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The Lac-Megantic train disaster prompted a flurry of political manoeuvering Tuesday as the Conservative government issued emergency rail directives. A5
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A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Plumber jailed for drunk driving
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DAUGHTER IN VEHICLE AT THE TIME BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF A young plumber will do time for a drunk driving crash that put his little girl’s life in danger. Scott Bell, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges laid on March 17 by Sylvan Lake RCMP. The charges included driving while over .08 and breaching probation. Police were called at about 6:30 p.m. to reports that a northbound pickup truck had flown off the road, crashed through a fence and landed in deep snow in a back yard at the T-intersection where 60th Street meets Hwy 11A. Police believed that the pickup truck had to have been travelling extremely fast to reach the spot where it stopped, Crown prosecutor Jordan Petty told Judge Jim Mitchell in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday. Investigators at the scene found the truck still running with Bell inside. His two-year-old daughter was strapped into a carseat beside him. The lower of two breath samples found Bell’s blood alcohol level at .125. Petty called for a significant period in jail on each charge, advising the court that Bell’s arrest came just three days after Mitchell had put him on probation for common assault. The order included a condition that he abstain from alcohol and all other intoxicating substances. Duty Counsel Murray Shack described Bell as a fourth-year plumbing apprentice who has had some troubles, including the breakdown of his relationship with the child’s mother.
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HIGH RIVER — Some flood evacuees from the hard-hit southern Alberta community of High River are getting a change of scene. The provincial government says people who have been living in hotels and dormitories since last month’s flooding can move into a temporary neigh-
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BABY: Book of congratulations online “I have to go out to meetings and I’m thinking I’m going to miss the baby leaving the hospital. But I’m sure it will be on TV a thousand times after that,” she said with a laugh. Elizabeth Plumtree was just in England visiting relatives. There, she found baby fever growing as Middleton neared her delivery due date. “The English get very excited about it, which is good. It gives them a boost. They thoroughly enjoy these things when they happen. The wedding was a big boost,” said Plumtree, who moved to Red Deer from England in 1970. Britain’s economy could use the boost, she said. “It’s tourist season in England and London is a place where everybody goes. They make a lot of souvenirs that people will keep for ever and ever.” Plumtree said she was happy for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “I think they will change the Royal Family, these two young people, and that’s good.” Watkinson-Zimmer said her next royal party will be for the coronation when the future king is crowned, although she does not want that to happen anytime soon. She attended celebrations when Queen Elizabeth II visited Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre to open its children’s ward in June 1990. Watkinson-Zimmer was invited as a Girl Guides commissioner, accompanying a young Guide. Her brush with royalty was brief but memorable. “(Queen Elizabeth) was a Girl Guide herself. She went by and I thought, ‘Oh my God. What if she stops and talks to me? Oh my God, what do I do?’ She looked at the uniform, and she looked at the young one beside me, and she then she just smiled and walked on. That was close.” Queen Elizabeth II is the only reigning monarch to ever visit Red Deer. Her sister, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowden, came in 1980. The Queen’s uncle, Prince George, Duke of Kent, came in 1941. Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, was the first member of the Royal Family to visit the community, in 1912. Canadians can sign a book of congratulations at Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s website at www.gg.ca un-
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Samson would not estimate what the loss in funding amounts to or its potential impact on town projects. “I can tell you every person, man, woman or child, is part of our per capita grant from the province and that’s important to us,” she said. “And when we don’t have it, it’s lost.” Samson said the town does not conduct a census every year because of the cost and logistics involved. The town conducted one this year because 2013 is Sylvan Lake’s 100th birthday. Samson said the growth is good news and the initial analysis continues to show that Sylvan Lake is a very young community. The numbers indicated 54 per cent of the population is under the age of 35 and 25 per cent are between newborn and age 16. For the first time, the town offered a census link online and 23 per cent of residents filled out information in that fashion. The full census will be released in August. email@example.com
OILSANDS: Regulations not being upheld Eventually, however, patterns emerged. Almost two-thirds of the contraventions concerned air quality, most often exceedances of the hourly limits imposed on oilsands facilities for emissions of gases such as sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide — most of them from the same facilities. Almost one in five was “no impact,” usually failures to report data or meet other regulatory requirements. Water was involved in about seven per cent of the infractions. Municipal and land issues made up just over one per cent. Consequences for the exceedances were few, the survey found. Of the total number of incidents, about 4,000 were reported as “alleged contraventions” — something that broke a facility’s licence conditions. Since 1996, the Alberta government has taken enforcement action in 37 of those cases for an enforcement rate of 0.9 per cent.
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By comparison, the study found the U.S. had an average enforcement rate of Clean Water Act violations of 8.2 per cent — nine times higher than Alberta. Provincial fines, despite high-profile sanctions such as a $3-million penalty levied on Syncrude for ducks that died in its tailings pond, tended to be low. The median fine was $4,500. “Alberta’s environmental regulations in the bitumen sands region are not being upheld,” the report concludes. Alberta Environment spokespeople challenged the report’s findings. Wayne Wood, press secretary to Environment Minister Diana McQueen, said that because the rules oblige companies to report every exceedence, files are created for even the smallest infractions. “They could be incidents that don’t actually require any kind of regulatory enforcement, certainly not prosecution,” Wood said. The government often relies on other methods to try and get companies to meet environmental standards, he added. “It might even just be prevention tips we’re giving to them.” Department spokeswoman Nikki Booth said the information in the report was drawn from a log book that was never meant to be used by the public to generate a database. Department staff who work with the files are familiar enough with them to draw reliable conclusions, she said. “They know the database. They know what they’re looking for. They know how to use it. Having people from the public coming in and searching the database, it just wasn’t intended for that,” she said. The government is trying to find a way to make its incident report records more accessible and userfriendly, Booth added. “We see that there’s a public demand for it.” Still, Timoney asks how the government can say it is protecting the environment when it has such spotty records of what has happened and when industry faces such low odds of being penalized for breaking the rules. “It suggests to me that there’s a disconnect between what the approval is stating and what the industry is doing,” he said. “We can have the government state that we have very good regulations, but it’s not honest for them to say we have very good regulations that are being upheld.” The total budget for the study was $220,000. About ten per cent of that came from the New Ventures Fund, a U.S.-based charity that funds a wide variety of causes from conservation to the arts. The rest of the support came from the authors themselves.
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bourhood starting Wednesday. The site just north of High River has trailers, a recreation centre, laundry facilities and three kitchens and has been built from scratch. It’s intended to provide stability for residents while they rebuild the homes they had to flee on short notice June 20 as the Highwood River rose dramatically. The temporary housing will also allow them to remain near their community.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Flooded businesses catch a break ALBERTA PARTNERS WITH BANKS TO FUND LOAN, REBATE PROGRAMS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Alberta government is backing a program it says will provide low-interest loans for flooded out farmers, small businesses and notfor-profit groups. Finance Minister Doug Horner says the province is partnering with banks to speed up economic recovery for
Nursing student is fined for leaving her puppy in hot car EDMONTON — A Kamloops, B.C., nursing student has been fined $1,500 for leaving her puppy in a sweltering car for hours while she was in the West Edmonton Mall. Nineteen-year-old Brittany Wiebe pleaded guilty Monday in Edmonton provincial court to one count of causing an animal to be in distress. Crown prosecutor Christian Lim says security staff noticed the puppy, named Franklin, in obvious distress locked away in the vehicle. As temperatures reached 33 C outside that day last August, Wiebe was inside with friends at the mall’s water park. Wiebe’s lawyer says his client’s actions weren’t malicious, but she didn’t understand the dangers, and the judge agreed. The woman has also been banned
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DRUNK: Serve time on weekends Shack agreed with Petty’s position that a period of custody would be appropriate, remarking that Bell’s previous conviction for impaired driving
communities that were hit last month. The Alberta Flood Recovery Loan Guarantee Program will provide lowinterest loans of up to $1 million, with three-quarters of each loan being guaranteed by the province. Those who participate can apply for rebates of four per cent interest through another program. “This financial assistance will serve to bridge short-term credit issues as
well as longer-term financial needs as businesses recover and re-establish themselves in their communities,” says Horner. “These programs are exactly the type of flexible financial tools that the business community has asked for.” Horner expects 1,500 small businesses affected by the flood will apply for aid. “These organizations are the back-
bone of our economy and our communities,” he says. “We must do what we can to help them get back on their feet. Many are struggling to restore their organizations and they need financial assistance now.” He believes the program will cost the province about $120 million, but will eventually create $1 billion in economic activity.
from owning animals for 10 years but is allowed to keep Franklin.
Man charged after threats made against prosecutors
threats against the Crown that come to our attention, but it’s certainly not an isolated case,” Davies said.
CALGARY — Police say a man has been charged with making threats against two Crown prosecutors. The Crown’s office in Calgary reported in March that it had received an email containing threats against two lawyers involved in a case. The email included a demand that charges be dropped against someone the accused knew. “I’m not going to identify the specific nature of the threat, just that it was targeted and overt,” Staff Sgt. Harv Davies said at a news conference Tuesday. Davies would not say how the accused knew the person facing the original charges. He said an investigation that included a cyber-crime team and a behavioural sciences unit identified a possible suspect and an arrest warrant was issued. A man was taken into custody by Lethbridge regional police on Friday. Benjamin Ernest Christensen, 27 and formerly of Calgary, is charged with extortion, intimidation of a justice participant and uttering threats. “We don’t get a lot of cases of
Man buys 500 free coffees for customers at Tim Hortons
ment “The ink was barely dry on the probation order. Did you think the probation order was some sort of joke?” said Mitchell. “Three days after I give you a break, here you are, not just drinking, but drinking and driving a motor vehicle, with your daughter, endangering the little child’s life.” While Petty asked for a global sentence of 75 days, Mitchell accepted Shack’s suggestion of 45 days, includ-
ing 30 days for driving over .08 and 15 days for breaching probation. Bell was also prohibited from driving for two years, but may have an ignition interlock installed after nine months, if approved by the province. The earlier probation order continues and Bell will be allowed to serve his new sentence on weekends. Mitchell waived the victim of crime surcharges, stating that he wants that money saved for the little girl. firstname.lastname@example.org
Human remains those of woman missing since 2006 CALGARY — Human remains found by a Calgary-area land owner in May are those of a woman who was last seen seven years ago. RCMP say the medical examiner’s office has identified the remains discovered near Strathmore as belonging to Maria Rosa Ciciolla. Ciciolla was last seen on the corner of an intersection in Calgary’s southeast in July 2006 and was reported missing the following November. Police say Ciciolla, who was 35 when she disappeared, was known to have engaged in a high-risk lifestyle. She was originally from Montreal and moved to Calgary in 1997. The RCMP serious crimes branch and Calgary Police Service are investigating the circumstances of her death. Police are asking anyone with information about the woman’s whereabouts or activities before she disappeared to call them or get in touch with Crime Stoppers.
was more than five years ago. He asked Mitchell for an intermittent sentence, which would allow Bell to keep working to support his daughter and to continue with counselling for the issues facing him, including his struggles with alcohol. He said child welfare workers are preventing Bell from seeing his daughter, but he continues to provide support payments for her. Mitchell said the facts placed before him “cry out” for serious punish-
EDMONTON — Call it a cup of coffee karma. Staff at a downtown Edmonton Tim Hortons were having an ordinary day Monday until a young man in his midto-late 20s walked in, ordered a large double-double and a Boston cream doughnut, and posed a question. “He asked the cashier, ‘how many coffees do you sell in a day?’ ” said store manager Joanne Averion. Then he asked her to ring in 500 large coffees. “The manager asked him if he was going to drink all those coffees or was he going to give it to someone?” Averion recalled. “He said, ‘you have to give it to the next 500 customers.’ ” The motive for the random act of caffeinated kindness isn’t known; Averion said staff questioned the young man, but he didn’t say much and left quickly after paying the $859 bill with his debit card.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Our declining morality WHAT DOES IT SAY ABOUT SOCIETY WHEN WE CAN’T BE TRUSTED TO PAY FOR OUR GASOLINE? As a pickup truck owner, I’ve spent a small fortune at my neighbourhood gas station over the past few years. The attendant knows my face and always greets me like a pal when I walk in the door. He’ll say something like, “Whoa! That was LEO a big fill-up today man!” PARÉ And I respond with some sort of sarcastic joke about the ridiculous cost of fuel these days.
It’s kind of our thing. But on my last visit, something was different. I grabbed the nozzle and hit the button to start fueling, but nothing happened. I hung up the nozzle and tried again. Still nothing. Then I saw the hand-written note taped below the digital display on the fuel pump. “Please pay at the pump or pre-pay inside. Sorry for any inconvenience. — Management” Rather than pay by credit card, I headed inside to ask my clerk buddy about the change. “We’ve had six people steal gas this week,” he said, shaking his head somberly. “They just drive away without paying. It’s crazy. It’s no good.” What’s worse, he said, is that most
of the time, the gas thieves are driving stolen cars, leaving the affected businesses with no way to recoup their losses. We discussed the sorry state of the world for a few minutes. He assured me that in the future, he’d turn the pumps on for me when I pulled up. “I know you man. I trust you for sure.” In the Alberta I grew up in, stores and gas stations didn’t have anti-theft technology — it just wasn’t necessary. Nowadays, we have video surveillance, security tags, loss-prevention officers and other measures in place to try to keep people honest. I tried to imagine what kind of person wilfully drives away with stolen gas. I suppose it’s the same kind of person who stole a stepladder from my garden shed last week. Or the kind of
person who rifled through the cab of my truck one night while it was parked in the driveway. There was a time, not so long ago, when people felt comfortable leaving their doors unlocked when they weren’t home. Today, that would be considered foolhardy and highly irresponsible. I suppose, in the grand scheme of things, my gas station’s new ‘pay-first’ policy is no big deal. As I recently learned, B.C. has had that policy in place for years. But I see it as another sad example of how our faith in each other is gradually crumbling — one petty, criminal act at a time. Leo is the Advocate’s news and new media editor. Contact him by email at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LeoPare.
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More wasted city tax dollars The road work of 32nd Street in Red Deer is nearing completion and without doubt, citizens would applaud the work as well done. Special mention must be made of the merge lane from 32nd Street onto Spruce Drive. Driving west past 44A Avenue, drivers can easily merge into the extreme the right lane before merging safely northward onto Spruce Drive, nice job! But what happened to the merge lane off 32nd Street onto 40th Avenue? Was it an after thought? Visually its construction and finished surface alignment indicates it was! Also, when exiting the merge lanes, a driver can barely navigate the sharpness of the turn. Anything over 25 or 30 km/h presents a noticeable roll to the vehicle while trying to stay in the proper right hand lane or there is tendency to exit into the left lane, which is against the law and a traffic violation. Hardly the safest choice. Will exiting the sharp merge lane during winter driving conditions, with slippery or icy roads, be an accident just waiting to happen? Needless to say, we all must drive according to the road conditions but does that eliminate the city responsibility in designing and constructing the roads to be as safe as possible? Another waste of our tax that really is disturbing is amount of dollars spent to replace perfectly good sidewalks along 32nd Street from Spruce Drive all the way to 30th Avenue and perhaps south down 40th Avenue. Having lived in Anders for the last 35 or so years, I have on numerous occasions had an opportunity to walk a good portion of those sidewalks and have never found them to be in a state of disrepair. Minor cracking and settling, yes, but no real heaving or shifting of surface levels making for an excellent walking surface, basically maintenance free. That stretch of sidewalk was in fine shape, not in need of repair and the complete replacement was obviously very costly and completely unjustified. Compared to 35 plus years for the previous one, how many years will the new asphalt sidewalks last? Asphalt by nature is an extremely soft product that once placed will allow roots to grow through it and on a warm day can barely hold its own weight without sagging. It can also deteriorate quickly without proper drainage and should be resealed every couple of years or so and what about all the maintenance cost ... yep more taxes! Asphalt should also be contained at the edges to prevent crumbling or breakage (already evident west of 44A Avenue) and now add mechanical snow removal equipment year after year as required in our climate, will the edges take the weight and hold up over time? Doubtful. The only reason the existing sidewalks needed to be replaced is that the city without much regard for our hard-earned tax dollar, decided to remove them and for what reason? Sidewalks are in use moderately for about two and a half to three months a year at most, like bike lanes. And like bike lanes, replacement of sidewalks for the sake of replacement only is a staggering waste of tax dollars. The city recently offered the public an opportunity to participate again in the online survey where 56 per cent of questions asked have nothing to do with bike lanes. Everyone with access to the Internet should take a moment and log onto the site as directed where they will discover that before asking for feedback the city provides a complete page promoting cycling in Red Deer — hardly unbiased. Do they show their impartiality by mentioning that due to weather conditions in Red Deer the cycling season is rather limited to two to two and a half months at best? Do they mention anywhere the cost of promoting and implementing bike lanes verses the benefits gained by the majority of citizens by repairing pot holes, resurfacing or improving our existing roads beyond 32nd Street? It’s not as if the other roads in the city are not wanting need of repair — they are being used 365 days a year, are they not? While the city goes on wasting our tax dollar on unnecessary whims, maybe in next year’s budget money will be made available to improve the safety of the public sidewalks, like lowering the shut off valves that protrude a couple of inches above the sidewalk along Allsop Drive at Alton Street or Atkins Street, or would the city rather deal with claims for injury in court by someone who accidentally trips and falls over either of them?
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Path upgrades welcome Kudos to the City of Red Deer for replacing cement sidewalks with multipurpose asphalt paths (32nd Street and 40th Avenue). They are safer for motorists, skateboarders, rollerbladers, pedestrians and cyclists (please warn others of your presence). Good fix! Kieran Lang Red Deer
City shows anti-smoking leadership On behalf of the Central Alberta Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition (CATRAC) membership I would like to thank Red Deer city council for passing significant amendments to the city’s smoking bylaw over the past year that will set new standards throughout Alberta for kid-friendly smoke-free outdoor spaces. Red Deer now provides smoke-free enjoyment of recreational spaces in areas where kids typically play as well as at public markets, along parade routes and at registered public events. City council’s leadership will protect the health of countless citizens; everyone will benefit from less exposure to second hand smoke, smokers will benefit from supportive smoke-free environments as they journey towards quitting, and kids will hopefully benefit by choosing to never begin smoking — in part because they don’t grow up seeing it everywhere as a cool or common adult behaviour. That is our ultimate desire. Evidence suggests that when children are less exposed to adults smoking, they view tobacco use as being less normal and are less likely to experiment with tobacco products. Preventing tobacco uptake at young ages is particularly important since most people start smoking before the age of 18 and those who start young tend to have the toughest time quitting. Outdoor tobacco smoke exposure is not harmless. Exposure to smoke from a single cigarette at only half a meter distance can be comparable to levels found previously in indoor areas where smoking was allowed. The effect is multiplied with multiple sources of smoke. Children have sustained contact at these distances and should benefit from smoke-free policies in areas now protected under Red Deer’s bylaw. Studies have demonstrated that outdoor smoking bans in other communities have been a supportive factor in the progress of successful quitters, providing trigger-free environments for people to spend healthy recreational time. Quitters in Red Deer should now be able to look forward to the same com-
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Academic standards watered down An open letter to Jeff Johnson, minister of Education for Alberta: Thank you for your thoughtful reply to my concerns. I do have some questions: ● Who is developing these student learning assessments? ● If a student takes a test via the Internet (online), how do you know the person taking the test is the “real” student and not someone posing as that student? As a dual citizen, Canadian and American, and a retired teacher, in both countries, I see, in my opinion, the watering down of academic standards in favour of “feel good” educational philosophy that is plaguing public education in America. Public education there has been in sharp decline for the past several decades due, in part, to underfunding (more money being diverted to charter schools and private schools), to constant changes in curriculum, and to lack of standards in the core subjects. I grew up in California, taught high school English and social studies in that state for three years and three years in Washington, and the final 27 years in Alberta, so I do have some knowledge what has been going on, academically, in both countries. There is an old country proverb, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” George Thatcher Trochu
Connection made with cousin You published my letter to you in the Red Deer Advocate on July 2 regarding my search for my Crispin cousins. Thank you so very much for doing this as it has resulted in my being contacted by one of four cousins I have — not just two! I am so very grateful to you. Jess Murch Devon, United Kingdom
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Use of Taser contributed to man’s death MENTALLY ILL MAN DIED AT THE HANDS OF POLICE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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An engineer checks the engine of a Montreal Maine and Atlantic locomotive outside the offices of MMA railway in the town of Farnham, Que., on July 11, 2013. The company involved in the deadly Quebec train derailment has laid off one-quarter of its workforce in the province.
Emergency rail directives issued as MPs nix train safety study has issued its findings, she said. “There is absolutely no reason for us to wait,” she told fellow committee members. But Conservative members moved to forestall a committee study of rail safety, saying it was too early.
to ensure that: ● directional controls, commonly known as reversers, are OTTAWA — The Lac-Megantic removed from any unattended lotrain disaster prompted a flurry comotives, preventing them from of political manoeuvring Tuesmoving forward or backward, on a day as the Harper government main track or sidings; issued emergency rail directives ● their company’s special injust hours before Constructions on hand servative MPs led a brakes are applied move to nix House of to any locomotive Commons committee attached to one or hearings into the camore cars left untastrophe. ‘THE DISASTER BROUGHT TO LIGHT SEVERAL attended for more A senior Transport than an hour on a Canada bureaucrat, INDUSTRY PRACTICES WHICH HAVE CAUSED main track or sidmeanwhile, refused SOME CONCERN.’ ings; to discuss an internal ● the automatic — GERARD MCDONALD, ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER brake is set in fullmemo from his own OF SAFETY AND SECURITY AT TRANSPORT CANADA service position department that said it saw “no major safeand the indepenty concerns” with the dent brake is fully push to move more oil applied for any loby rail, nor with the safety of tank The investigative resources of comotive attached to one or more cars. various agencies are best used at cars left unattended for one hour Tank cars filled with oil ex- the accident scene now, not at a or less on a main track or sidings. ploded after a Montreal, Maine & Commons committee, said MP Jeff The emergency directives will Atlantic train began rolling and Watson. be in place until December. derailed in the small Quebec town “The answer from this side of In the meantime, Transport of Lac-Megantic on July 6, claim- the table is not a No,” he said. “It’s Canada will ask railways to deing an estimated 47 lives. a Not yet.” velop formal rules that reflect the Under the new measures outOne Conservative MP went fur- directives. lined Tuesday, at least two crew ther, accusing the NDP of playing “The disaster brought to light members must work trains that “cheap political games” with one several industry practices which carry dangerous goods. In addi- of the worst tragedies in Canadian have caused some concern,” said tion, no locomotive attached to history. Gerard McDonald, assistant depone or more loaded tank cars “I say the NDP lacks any shame uty minister of safety and security transporting dangerous materials and common decency,” said MP at Transport Canada. can be left unattended on a main Mark Adler. “Given that, and with an abuntrack. Liberal MP David McGuinty dance of precaution, we thought The Transport Canada direc- backed the Conservative move to it would be prudent to implement tives take effect immediately. delay any committee hearings, these measures now,” he told a The department is giving rail saying there were already nine hastily organized conference call operators five days to ensure that current or prospective inquiries with reporters. all unattended locomotives on a into the derailment and it might However, McDonald wouldn’t main track or sidings be protected be premature to pull experts away discuss what may have gone wrong from unauthorized entry into the from more pressing work. in Lac-Megantic. cab. It’s unfortunate the Conserva“I’m not going to speculate on The announcement came as tives wanted to “take the summer the causes of the accident. I don’t MPs on the House of Commons off,” Chow said after the meeting. know what they are.” transport committee prepared “It’s quite disappointing. Am I McDonald also refused to comfor an emergency meeting to talk surprised? ment on a May 2012 Transport about rail regulation. “No.” Canada memo that said the deAs the session opened, NDP Following the disaster, the fed- partment had “identified no major transport critic Olivia Chow pro- eral Transportation Safety Board safety concerns with the increased posed the committee sit in August — which is still investigating — oil on rail capacity in Canada, nor to study existing rail safety recom- asked for initial changes in regu- with the safety of tank cars that mendations from watchdogs, pro- lations governing rail traffic. are designed, maintained, qualiducing a report in October. Transport Canada respond- fied and used according to CanaThe committee could focus on ed Tuesday with the directives, dian and U.S. standards and reguthe Lac-Megantic disaster once which also require rail operators lations.” the Transportation Safety Board
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Crown tosses seatbelt ticket for Saskatchewan driver with no arms THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — A seatbelt ticket given to a Saskatchewan driver with no arms has been tossed out of court. Brent Little, a lawyer representing Steve Simonar, says the Saskatoon prosecutor’s office withdrew the $175 ticket after the province granted Simonar an exemption that allows him to drive without a belt. Simonar, a 55-year-old business man, has been driving modified vehicles using his feet since he lost both of his arms in 1985. He was pulling a boat off Big Shell Lake when its mast hit a power line and he was electrocuted. His friend died in the accident. Simonar has said surprised officers who pulled him over in the past usually let him off with “have a nice day.” “Nobody ever gave me a seatbelt ticket because,
you know, I can’t wear one. I can’t put it on,” he said. He was hurt and angry when a city constable handed him his first ticket during a traffic blitz in April. Simonar said the officer was abrupt and told him if he couldn’t wear a seatbelt, he shouldn’t be driving. At the time, police spokeswoman Alyson Edwards said the officer had no choice — Simonar didn’t have a medical exemption, so he had
to get a ticket. “We had to issue a ticket to someone who we really didn’t want to issue a ticket to ... but we can’t just simply look away and say, ’Drive on.”’ Simonar said he used to carry a doctor’s note and didn’t know the rules had changed requiring him to apply to Saskatchewan Government Insurance for a written exemption. He applied for one soon after he got the ticket.
He also sat down with the constable and his supervisor and demanded they rip up the ticket and apologize. They refused and Simonar left the meeting even more angry. He has since filed a complaint against the police with the Saskatchewan Public Complaints Commission. The commission says it takes at least six months to process a grievance.
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MIDHURST, Ont. — The father of a mentally ill Ontario man who died at the hands of police said he’s disappointed that an inquest jury found the use of a Taser only contributed to — rather than caused — his son’s death, saying Tuesday’s decision shows how little is known about the potentially lethal effects of stun guns. That the jury clearly linked Aron Firman’s death in June 2010 to the shock he received nonetheless brought some small satisfaction to his father, Marcus Firman, following weeks of often contradictory evidence from experts. “Obviously the science is unclear,” he said after the ruling came in what Ontario’s top pathologist has called an “index case.” “Officers should be aware of the results of using a Taser, or the potential results of using a Taser. They may be rare circumstances but they do... happen, as was shown,” he said. At the crux of the case was how much of a role a stun gun played in the 27-year-old’s death. Firman, a man with schizophrenia, died after an encounter with Ontario Provincial Police in Collingwood, Ont. Ontario’s police watchdog cleared the officers of any wrongdoing, but said the Taser’s deployment caused Firman’s death. In its verdict Tuesday, the five-member jury panel deemed the use of a Taser to be “a contributing factor.” It ruled the cause of death was cardiac arrhythmia due to a state of excited delirium — a condition sometimes cited as a cause of death in people using cocaine or those with severe mental illness — and schizophrenia. A lawyer for Taser International has suggested that was the cause during the inquest. He was not present for the verdict. Firman’s father, however, said he remains convinced the stun gun triggered the heart condition that proved fatal for his son. The panel also found Firman’s death was “accidental,” as his family had suggested, rather than “undetermined,” as Taser International had argued. Presiding coroner William Lucas warned the fivemember jury panel on Friday not to resort to an “undetermined” cause of death as a matter of convenience. The inquest, which sat intermittently since April, heard vastly different testimony from experts. Some suggested the use of a Taser on Firman was a key factor in his death, while others argued the stun gun had little to do with the fatality. The case proves there is a need for thorough research on Tasers and how to minimize the risks associated with their use, said the family’s lawyer Sunil Mathai. Measures to collect data on police use of stun guns were among the panel’s recommendations aimed at preventing such deaths in the future. Others included further training for officers on dealing with mentally ill people, and instructions for police officers to call paramedics and begin CPR immediately when someone becomes unresponsive after being struck with a Taser. Current procedures require that officers first check for a pulse. Aron Firman was a resident at a group home in Collingwood, Ont., at the time of his death. A December 2010 report from Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit said that on June 24 of that year two OPP officers responded to an assault complaint about Firman and found him sitting in a chair outdoors.
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Flaherty steps in to fee dispute COMPETITION TRIBUNAL TURNS DOWN CREDIT CARDS COMPLAINT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal finance minister is stepping into a fee dispute between Canada’s merchants and the big credit-card companies after the Competition Tribunal sided with Visa and MasterCard in a landmark ruling. Jim Flaherty said Tuesday that, in light of the ruling, he will convene a special meeting of the government’s FinPay Committee — a consultative body on payments issues that includes representatives from consumer, small business and retail groups, as well as the credit-card industry. The Competition Bureau had brought a complaint to the tribunal that the creditcard companies exert too much power in forcing merchants to accept credit cards that carry higher processing fees.
Those fees are among the highest in the world, according to the bureau, adding up to between $5 billion and $7 billion annually. But the tribunal dismissed the case Tuesday, saying its reasons, at least for now, are being kept under wraps. “The tribunal’s reasons are confidential at this time in order to protect properly confidential evidence,” it said in a statement. “A public version of the decision will (be) issued as soon as possible after a determination as to what information must remain confidential has been made.” In a summary of its decision, the tribunal made two findings. First, it found that Visa and MasterCard did not violate Section 76 of the Competition Act, which would require that merchants resell credit-card products.
However, it also found that restrictions imposed on merchants by Visa and MasterCard, preventing them from applying a surcharge for those customers paying with credit cards, may have had an adverse effect on competition. Still, the tribunal rejected the complaint on that basis, placing the ball instead in the federal government’s court. It said the proper solution to concerns raised by the commissioner about anti-competitive behaviour on the part of the creditcard companies is regulatory change. And it suggested there would be a consumer backlash should merchants be allowed to impose surcharges on customers using cards that carry higher interchange fees.
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Telus doubles stock buybacks VANCOUVER — Telus Corp. (TSX:T) says it’s willing to spend up to $1 billion on share buybacks by the end of this year — twice as much as under the telecom company’s original plan. Its stock price dropped precipitously from a 52-week high of $37.94 in late May to as low as $29.52 on June 27 amid reports that U.S. telecom giant Verizon had offered to buy Wind Mobile to build a presence in the Canadian market. Telus stock has since recovered and closed Monday at $30.65. As of June 30, Telus had spent about $281 million buying back public stock, paying an average of $33.40 for about 8.4 million shares. The amended normal course issuer bid, if approved by regulators, gives the Vancouver-based telecom company the right, but not the obligation, to buy back up to 31.9 million common shares.
Vancouver is Canada’s most expensive city A new study says Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, but it doesn’t crack the top 10 as one of the costliest cities for expatriate employees to be transferred to because of their jobs. Mercer’s 2013 Cost of Living Survey says Canadian cites, overall, moved down in the ranking this year due to a slight decrease in the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar. The city of Luanada in Angola is the world’s most expensive city for expats, followed by Moscow where a cup of coffee can cost $8.29. A luxury twobedroom unfurnished apartment in Moscow costs $4,600 a month. Rounding out the top five most expensive cities for expats Tokyo, Ndjamena in Chad and Singapore. Other expensive cities on the top 10 list are: Hong Kong, Switzerland’s Geneva, Zurich and Bern and Sydney, Australia. — The Canadian Press
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dependent Business. He described how credit card fees, especially those for premium cards with incentives like travel points, erode companies’ bottom line. “It’s having a major impact on the profitability of these businesses.” Not only that, added Truscott, but the fees force them to charge consumers more for their products and services. Gayle Langford, president of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce, said the issue of credit card fees has been discussed by members of the Alberta Chambers of Commerce. The resulting debate revealed pros and cons to consumers being encouraged to pay with plastic. “There’s a thinking that anything that gets anybody in to spend any money at any businesses is good,” said Langford. “And yet on the other hand, the different affinity charges makes it a little harder for businesses to predict what their bottom line is going to be.” She pointed out that consumers also get value from credit cards, such as insurance on big purchases and an easy way to track their spending. Langford said members of the Red Deer Chamber haven’t been pushing issue.
OTTAWA — Canadian consumers went on a shopping spree in May, triggering a stunning jump in retail sales that will almost certainly help boost second-quarter economic growth beyond expectations. The raw numbers stunned economists that had expected a modest 0.4 per cent bump. Instead, Statistics Canada said the retail sector boosted sales five times that by 1.9 per cent during the month to $40.4 billion. Particularly meaningful for gross domestic product growth, sales in volume terms also expanded by 1.9 per cent, meaning the increase was not related to currency fluctuations. “It’s hard to say what happened, everything went right it seems,” said Jimmy Jean, an economist with Desjardins Capital Markets. “We’re probably seeing a little bit of catch-up because since 2011 sales have been almost flat. In the first quarter we had consumer spending rising 0.9 per cent (annualized). It was one of the weakest numbers since the recession.” For the second quarter which began in April, however, retail sales are tacking at an eight per cent clip in volume terms. Jean said the report puts in jeopardy the Bank of Canada’s bleak expectation for a meagre one per cent growth number in the second quarter. For GDP to drop that low after the first quarter’s 2.5 per cent expansion — and given relatively rosy numbers since — the bank would need to be proven prescient in estimating a 1.3-point hit from the Alberta floods and Quebec construction strike in June. Other economists also doubted the quarter would show such weakness. CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld, who is rarely counted among the bulls on growth, believes the retail number likely means his 1.6 per cent forecast is likely a couple of ticks too low. “With sales up 1.9 per cent in real terms, forecasts for May GDP will be revised higher, as will our forecast for Q2,” he said in a note to clients. The Canadian dollar strengthened on the retail sales news, rising 0.56 of a cent to 97.23 cents US. The Statistics Canada report showed strength throughout the retail sector and included a minor upward revision on April sales to 0.2 per cent. The big contributor was motor vehicle and parts dealers, which saw sales pick up 4.3 per cent in dollar terms. “Sales were up at new car dealers (+3.3 per cent) for a fifth consecutive month, mainly because of higher sales of light trucks,” Statistics Canada reported. Retail sales at dealers for other types of motorized vehicles, such as RVs, motorcycles and boats, was up 13.1 per cent — more than offsetting a decline in April. Sales at food and beverage stores rose 1.1 per cent overall as sales of alcoholic beverages increased in sync with the delayed start to the National Hockey League playoffs. Sales at supermarkets and other grocery stores rose 0.7 per cent following declines in March and April. Beer, wine and liquor store sales increased 2.2 per cent, following declines the three previous months. Overall, sales increased in nine of 11 sectors and in all 10 provinces. The two sectors that fell were at electronics and appliance stores (down 0.8 per cent) and miscellaneous store retailers (down 0.5 per cent).
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Tammy Blanchard, office manager with Don’s Tire & Automotive Repair, said credit card fees cost the business thousands of dollars every month.
Decision disappoints Red Deer businesses BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Tammy Blanchard has worked at Don’s Tire & Automotive Repair Ltd. for 13 years. During that time, the business’s office manager has observed a clear trend when it comes to how customers pay for goods and services. “There’s a lot more credit card use nowadays than there is cash,” she said. “It used to be cheques and cash. Now it’s Visa and MasterCard.” For small businesses like Don’s Tire, method of payment matters. With credit card companies charging as much as 3 ½ per cent on transactions involving their cards, the financial bite can be painful. Blanchard said the fees cost her employer thousands of dollars every month. “It’s a huge issue,” she said. “The fees are ridiculous.” Blanchard was disappointed with the Canadian Competition Tribunal’s decision on Tuesday to reject a Competition Bureau complaint about credit card fees. She wasn’t alone. “We get a lot of feedback from our members about this issue,” said Richard Truscott, Alberta director with the Canadian Federation of In-
How to become an expert time-driver JOHN MACKENZIE
We all seem to lead extremely busy lives. Families, work and/or business all demand our time. How often are you frustrated about time? “There is never enough time to . . . ,” or “If only there were more hours in a day,” or “I’ll never accomplish . . . in that time.” I’m no different. I can catch myself thinking similar things about time, especially when I have a
large to-do list and an in box full of email messages. And, as an independent business owner, work seems to always overrule personal time. Why do we blame time? Time, and the increments that we use to track time, are not random. We know that there are 24 hours in every day, and always will be going forward. The term “time management” suggests that we can bend or ex-
pand time to our advantage. The fact is, we cannot manage time. The only thing we can manage is how we plan, respond and proceed with daily activities. Coaching colleague Tony Roy maintains that successes in life and business are directly related to how we consciously use our time.
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Credit cards are displayed in Montreal. The Competition Tribunal has sided with Visa and Mastercard in a landmark ruling. The tribunal has rejected a complaint launched against the credit-card giants by the federal Competition Bureau.
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RULES: Flaherty wants clarity, transparency “In that regard ... the experience in other jurisdictions showed that concerns would be raised by consumers regarding surcharging and that sooner than later, intervention would have to take place by way of regulation.” In response, Flaherty said Canada’s small business owners and consumers “deserve clear information and fair and transparent rules on the type of payment system they use.” The minister added that while he reviews the tribunal’s decision he will monitor any potential appeal. The ruling will benefit consumers, who will not have to face additional costs for using credit cards that offer reward points, said MasterCard Canada president Betty Devita. “The ability to do (transactions) without having to think about whether or not there will be a surcharge or confusion at the checkout is positive for both consumers as well as merchants,” she said. “And ultimately that means positive for us as well.” Visa Canada echoed that it considered the Tribunal decision a positive one for consumers. Small businesses were hoping the case would provide merchants new powers to push back against rapidly rising credit-card processing fees, said the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. “While the decision is disappointing, CFIB is pleased the Competition Tribunal recognized the adverse effect Visa’s and MasterCard’s policies have had on competition,” said president Dan Kelly, who noted the tribunal’s suggestion of a regulatory solution. The federation called on the Harper government to add new provisions to the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry, allowing merchants the choice of charging customers more for using premium cards. “We are particularly disappointed by the decision as U.S. small firms recently gained the ability to surcharge through an out-of-court settlement with Visa and MasterCard,” said Kelly. “Given Visa and MasterCard agreed to allow surcharging in the U.S., we expect that Canadian merchants should be allowed the same powers.” The Competition Bureau said it would review the decision, calling it disappointing but noting that the Tribunal found the conduct of the credit card companies had a negative effect on competition. NDP consumer critic Glenn Thibeault said he will also review the full ruling once it’s available, and introduce a private member’s bill in the fall calling for a cap on the interchange fees businesses must pay to process credit card transactions.
CREDIT: Chamber may consider decision further But she plans to review the reasoning behind the Competition Tribunal’s decision once its report becomes available, and anticipates that the matter will receive further consideration from the Chamber. “I expect that it may be a focal point for discussion next year at the Alberta Chambers (policy meeting).” The Consumers Council of Canada was also not critical of the Competition Tribunal ruling. It said in a release that allowing businesses to impose a sur-
charge on credit card transactions — a measure favoured by some — wouldn’t have been in the best interest of consumers. Such fees would have been at the “whim of merchants,” it said, and meant unexpected charges for consumers at the point of payment. Truscott doesn’t think these concerns are warranted. “Any business owner is loathe to put in new barriers or increase costs to doing a transaction with one of their clients or one of their customers,” he said. The threat would be enough of a deterrent. “That’s been the experience in the U.S.; American companies have been allowed to surcharge and we’re not seeing widespread use of that power.” The Consumers Council of Canada was also pleased with a suggestion by the Tribunal that government regulation of credit card fees might be in order. Truscott said measures like a cap on fees have been implemented in other jurisdictions, like Australia. He also pointed favourably to the Tribunal’s conclusion that the credit card companies’ policies have had an adverse impact on competition. That could form the basis for continued efforts by the CFIB to challenge high credit card fees. “Visa and MasterCard may have won this battle, but they may be on the road to losing the war.” Part of that war involves educating credit card users about the effects of their spending choices. “If the public was more aware of the impact of using certain cards on merchants, and even on the prices that they pay, they might be a little more eager pull out a low-cost card, or even use debit or cash,” said Truscott. Blanchard agreed. She would like to see users of premium cards pay the associated costs, rather than the financial burden falling to businesses and ultimately other consumers. “If they want the rewards, they should have the fees that come with it.” firstname.lastname@example.org
TIME: Self-management Roy uses auto racing as an analogy. If every driver raced identical cars, there would still be one vehicle that crossed the finish line first. The fact is that the winner may not be fastest driver but the one who uses their skills and time to their advantage. Time management is selfmanagement. What separates successful time-drivers from the less successful ones is the discipline and determination they devote to achieve their goals, no matter what. Winners don’t quit on themselves. They are accountable for their actions and take responsibility for the results. Most everything in life, and business, relates to choices we make. More often than not, we can also choose how we spend our time. Take those few minutes to “warm your engine,” to visualize the finish line. Then prioritize those activities — and the time it will take — that will help you reach your goals. Track your personal tasks/ time usage for a few days. Become aware of your time wasters — those things that divert your attention and time from important activities. Include how much time is lost when you take an “off ramp.” You’ll be astonished at how those extra minutes surfing the Internet, or unscheduled visits in the next cubicle, can gobble up a day. Schedule time each day and/ or week to review the successes/ challenges and adjust where necessary.
Be honest with yourself and continually reinforce your “Why” — the vision of what you are trying to accomplish and how important it is to you. There is a big difference between being busy and being productive. Most business owners are very busy, but are they busy doing the right things? Be clear what your role is and schedule your activities to reflect what you actually need to accomplish. A variety of organizing systems are available; several exactly suited for your business to help manage activities. There are numerous tools to choose from: smartphones, diaries, calendars and daily planning sheets. However, all the extra features are useless unless you have the discipline to use them effectively. Although technology has improved efficiency, it has also created unique issues. It’s so easy to be distracted by things that are not urgent and not important. There is that constant urge to look and respond to every item, which can add up to minutes and even hours of your business day. These unnecessary “pit stops” just create delays, which takes you longer to reach your destination. Best practices show that accomplishing the most challenging thing first — that task that hangs over your head — alleviates stress and boosts energy and momentum. Brian Tracy’s book, Eat That Frog, is an excellent resource that shares strategies to help organize your time, fight procrastination and tackle the tasks that have the most impact on your day. Being successful is hard work, so make efforts to create an environment that gives you the time to focus. Schedule uninterrupted desk time to plan, create and review long-term goals and key strategies. This takes focus, a bit of effort and constant practice (an upcoming article). Learn to say “No” nicely. This can be the most effective way to maximize your time but is often the hardest word to say. It’s critical that you evaluate requests in the context of your role before you devote your time. A great book to read in this regard is, The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey, by Ken Blanchard. Many individuals have successful relationships, careers, businesses and lifestyles, so why not you. Becoming a professional time driver creates that foundation for achieving your goals in every aspect of your life. ActionCoach is written by John MacKenzie of ActionCoach, which helps small- to medium-sized businesses and other organizations. He can be contacted at johnmackenzie@ actioncoach.com or by phone at 403340-0880.
BANK: Will be watching While May may be an aberration, economists cautioned the Bank of Canada will likely need to keep a close eye on household borrowing given the recent turnaround in the housing sector and now strong retail sector. The central bank has expressed some relief in the downward track of household borrowing since last summer, when Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tightened mortgage rules. But the last two months have seen a levelling off and even reversal of the downward slide in the housing market, with sales, starts and prices all rebounding somewhat. In last week’s interest rate announcement, central bank governor Stephen Poloz cited the constructive evolution on household imbalances as one of the factors for continuing to keep the monetary policy rate at the super-low level of one per cent.
NAGOYA, Japan — Mark Hogan, a former General Motors Co. executive tapped to join the Toyota board, sees his appointment as a sign of change at the Japanese automaker and hopes he’ll play a role in the company becoming less insular and quicker in decision making. Hogan’s appointment, announced in March and approved by shareholders last month, is the first time in Toyota’s 76-year history that it has appointed a director from outside the company. His arrival underlines efforts at Toyota Motor Corp. under President Akio Toyoda to become more international, transparent and nimble in regional markets, as it recovers from recent difficult years including a massive recall fiasco in the U.S. “I give Akio a lot of credit for having the leadership to do that,” he told reporters Tuesday at Toyota’s Nagoya office. “I see my role as listening to global voices outside of Japan and sharing insights that will help Toyota respond more quickly to changes in society,” Hogan said. When asked if he would have advised Toyota do anything differently during the massive recall crisis in the U.S. five years ago, Hogan stressed recall woes were not unique to Toyota but spanned the entire auto industry in recent decades. He said the lesson learned for Toyota was that a crisis needs a speedy response. Hogan, an American, joined GM in 1973, and became group vice-president in 2002. He worked with Toyoda more than a decade ago at NUMMI, or New United Motor Manufacturing, a California auto plant jointly run by Toy-
ota and GM. During his nearly one hour news conference, his first as board member, 62-yearold Hogan stressed his friendship with Toyoda, often referring to him as Akio. He said they meet every month these days to share ideas. Issei Takahashi, auto analyst with Credit Suisse in Tokyo, said having someone close to GM on Toyota’s board may help it lobby against any protectionist efforts by U.S. automakers. Japan is planning to join the “Trans-Pacific Partnership,” an AsiaPacific trade pact, a move that is likely to help Toyota and other Japanese exporters in the U.S. Some officials in the U.S. auto industry are already crying foul, noting American cars make up only a tiny portion of the Japanese market. “Having someone on the team with an ’in’ with the American auto industry could work as a plus for Toyota,” Takahashi said. Hogan did not directly address the issue of American protectionism. But he repeatedly stressed he knew both Toyota and GM well. “Toyota has always admired and learned valuable insights from Detroit automakers and their partners,” he said. Hogan said about half of Toyota’s sales were now in emerging markets, and so it needed “a global perspective.” Toyoda has been trying to empower regions within the global company, the world’s biggest in vehicle sales, setting up divisions to each oversee North American, European, Japanese and emerging markets. Besides quality lapses, Toyota has had its share of other disasters in recent years, including the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and flooding in Thailand that followed.
Apple’s earnings fall for the second straight quarter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s latest quarterly report confirms the iPhone maker’s growth has stalled along with its pace of innovation. The results announced Tuesday mark the second straight quarter that Apple Inc.’s earnings have fallen from the previous year after a decade of steadily rising profits. The company earned $6.9 billion, or $7.47 per share, in its fiscal third quarter, a 22 per cent drop from $8.8 billion, or $9.32 per share. Despite the erosion, Apple fared slightly better than analysts had anticipated. That helped lift Apple’s stock by $22.01, or more than 5 per cent, to $441 in extended trading after the financial results came out. The shares remain down by more than 35 per cent since the latest model of the iPhone came out 10 months ago. Apple’s revenue for the three months ending June 29 barely budged from last year. That’s the smallest revenue increase since the Cupertino, Calif. company unleashed a mobile computing revolution with the iPhone’s debut six years ago. Apple hasn’t released
another breakthrough product since the iPad came out three years ago, raising concerns the company has lost its touch since the October 2011 death of founder Steve Jobs. The earnings topped the average estimate of $7.31 per share among analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue totalled $35.3 billion versus $35 billion a year ago. Analysts had projected that revenue would be unchanged from a year ago. As usual, Apple was propelled by its iPhone sales. The company sold 31.2 million units in the quarter, a 20 per cent increase from the same time year ago. But many people were evidently buying the earlier generations of the smartphone, which cost less than the latest model and generate smaller profit margins for the company. IPhones sold for an average of $581 in the past quarter, down from an average of $608 a year ago. The same phenomenon squeezed Apple’s profits with the iPad. To make matters worse, the company sold 14 per cent fewer tablets — 14.6 million in the past quarter compared with 17 million a year ago.
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Canadian grocers exceed U.S., Europe in margins, credit metrics BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
Tuesday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.
Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 91.31 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.37 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.21 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.29 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.07 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.90 Cdn. National Railway . 101.69 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 130.18 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 36.58 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.38 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.75 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 34.55 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.69 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.05 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.40 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.61 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.70 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.63 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 45.04 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46.67 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 30.83 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 15.08 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.83
Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.86 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.32 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 58.70 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.55 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 20.44 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.68 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.86 First Quantum Minerals . 17.37 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 30.69 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.71 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.83 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 39.26 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.34 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.37
Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.48 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.23 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.15 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.94 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.36
Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.64 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 48.61 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 48.75 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.97 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.48 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 34.20 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.78 Canyon Services Group. 11.93 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 32.25 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.740 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.13 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.62 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 95.20
MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed slightly lower Tuesday, weighed down by an earnings report from industrial heavyweight Canadian National Railways (TSX:CNR). However, mining stocks got a lift after China’s leadership indicated it would take measures to support the economy. The S&P/TSX composite index declined 13 points to 12,745.38, after running ahead for the past four sessions. Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) depressed the TSX even as the railroad handed in quarterly earnings that beat expectations following the close Monday. CN earned $717 million or $1.69 per diluted share, up from $631 million or $1.44 per diluted share a year ago. Ex-items, CN earned $1.66 per share, up from $1.50 per share a year ago and four cents ahead of estimates. Revenue totalled $2.67 billion, up from $2.54 billion and slightly below estimates of $2.7 billion and its shares fell $3.37 or 3.2 per cent to $101.68 as CN also cautioned that a slowdown in grain and fertilizer exports during the summer months could make for a challenging second half of the year. Rival Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP), which posts earnings Wednesday, lost $2.44 to $130.18. The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.56 of a cent to 97.23 cents US after retail sales for May came in much better than expected. Statistics Canada reported that sales ran up 1.9 per cent, much higher than the 0.4 per cent gain that economists had expected. The agency said the largest sales increase in dollar terms was a 4.3 per cent gain at motor vehicle and parts dealers. Meanwhile, Chinese media said Premier Li Keqiang said that growth wouldn’t go below seven per cent. He also said that China’s economic growth needs to be kept above that minimum, according to Beijing News and reaffirmed 7.5 per cent as this year’s growth target. The report cleared uncertainty about how much China’s government would let the economy slow as it tries to shift the basis of growth toward domestic consumption and away from reliance on exports and industrial investment. U.S. indexes were mixed as traders took in a solid earnings report from United Technologies and looked ahead to earnings from Apple Inc. after the close. The Dow Jones industrials gained 22.19 points to a new all-time closing high of 15,567.74, the Nasdaq composite index declined 21.12 points to 3,579.27 and the S&P 500 index was down 3.14 points to 1,692.39. United Technologies climbed $3.05, or 2.99 per cent, to US$105.16. The conglomerate said second quar-
ter earnings ran up 17 per cent as strong orders for its Otis elevator business in China and commercial airline parts helped lift sales and profits. After the close, tech giant Apple turned in results that were slightly better than expected with earnings per share of $7.47, a bit higher than the $7.32 a share that analysts had expected. Revenue came in at $35.3 billion, slightly higher than the $35.02 billion that was forecast. Apple shares had closed down $7.32 or 1.7 per cent to US$418.99 in New York and rose about three per cent in after hours trading in New York. After the close Monday, online video streaming company Netflix said it earned $29.5 million, or 49 cents per share, in the latest quarter, up from $6.2 million, or 11 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts had forecast earnings of 40 cents per share. Netflix’s revenue climbed 20 per cent to $1.07 billion, mirroring analyst projections. But it failed to meet expectations for new subscribers and its stock declined 4.47 per cent to $250.26. Beyond the slide in railway stocks, the financial sector was the biggest decliner on the Toronto Stock Exchange, down 0.44 per cent with Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) down 61 cents to $58.35. The base metals sector led advancers, up 3.73 per cent with September copper up a cent at US$3.20 a pound after gaining five cents on Monday. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) climbed 40 cents to C$24.37. The gold sector erased early losses to move up about 2.25 per cent, adding to Monday’s gain of over six per cent, down about 0.7 per cent while August bullion lost $1.30 to US$1,334.70. Bullion ran ahead $43 to a nearly five-week high Monday, its biggest one-day gain since June, 2012. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) rose 32 cents or 6.07 per cent to C$5.59. The energy sector was flat while the September crude contract gained 25 cents to US$107.19. Prices fell almost $1 Monday following the release of soft existing home sales data and ahead of the latest inventory data. Wednesday’s report on U.S. crude and fuel stockpiles from the Energy Information Administration will be watched for confirmation that the recent trend of falling inventories, which suggests stronger demand, is continuing. Sharp drops in U.S. crude supplies for the past three weeks have helped propel oil to its highest price in about 16 months. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) advanced 21 cents to C$12.22. In other corporate news, AlarmForce Industries Inc. (TSX:AF) said Tuesday it has “terminated” chief executive Joel Matlin after a strategic review of the company. Matlin, who holds a nearly eight per cent stake in the company, will continue to serve
Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 45.58 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.47 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.90 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.94 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.09 Penn West Energy . . . . . 13.19 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.650 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.16 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 33.23 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.22 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.09 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 8.88 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 55.75 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 65.06 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.35 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.05 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.10 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.63 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.56 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.61 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 59.02 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.43 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 77.96 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 65.06 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.50 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87.73
as a company director. AlarmForce completed a nearly year-long strategic review, including a possible sale of the company, earlier this month without a deal. It shares were up 20 cents to $10. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,745.38 down 13 points TSX Venture Exchange — 930.48 up 1.10 points TSX 60 — 732.13 down 1.80 points Dow — 15,567.74 up 22.19 points S&P 500 — 1,692.39 down 3.14 points Nasdaq — 3,579.27 down 21.12 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.23 cents US, up 0.56 of a cent Pound — C$1.5815, down 0.65 of a cent Euro — C$1.3604, down 0.35 of a cent Euro — US$1.3227, up 0.42 of a cent Oil futures: US$107.23 per barrel, up 29 cents (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,334.70 per oz., down $1.30 (September contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.782 per oz., down 31.2 cents $700.29 per kg., down $10.03 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 930.48, up 1.10 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 133.69 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $6.70 lower $513.00; Jan. ’14 $7.40 lower $517.50; March ’14 $6.80 lower $522.20; May ’14 $6.40 lower $524.80; July ’14 $3.90 lower $527.80; Nov. ’14 unchanged $511.80; Jan ’15 unchanged $511.80; March ’15 unchanged $511.80; May ’15 unchanged $511.80; July ’15 unchanged $511.80; Nov. ’15 unchanged $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. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 269,900 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 269,900.
Court rules Guatemalan lawsuits against HudBay can go to trial BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Three lawsuits against a Canadian mining company over alleged shootings and gang rapes at a Guatemalan project will be allowed to proceed in Canada following a ruling that makes it possible for firms to face liability at home for incidents that occur overseas. Lawyers for the plaintiffs, 13 Mayan Guatemalans, said the decision is a “wake-up call” for Canadian companies about their responsibilities at foreign mining projects. “This step in the case uses existing legal rules that have not been applied in this way before,” lawyer Murray Klippenstein said Tuesday. “Mining companies, and maybe other companies operating abroad, need to take a very, very, serious look at the possibility or likelihood that shenanigans abroad that they thought would never result in liability may result in accountability in Canadian courts.” The suits allege that security personnel, along with members of the police and military, attacked and raped 11 women in 2007 who were forcibly removed from their village in relation to the Fenix project. Two related lawsuits seek to hold HudBay Minerals Inc. (TSX:HBM) and a subsidiary responsible for the subsequent killing of community leader Adolfo Ich as a result of a land dispute and the shooting and paralysis of local resident German Chub. HudBay, which didn’t own the mining operations when most of the alleged incidents occurred, has said the accusations contradict available information and that it would defend itself “vigorously against them.”
None of the allegations have been proven in court. The Toronto-based company bought the Fenix project nickel mine in Guatemala in a corporate takeover of Skye Resources in 2008, but sold it in 2011 to Russian firm Solway Investment Group to focus on its Canadian and Peruvian projects. HudBay spokesman John Vincic said the ruling does not involve any determination of the merits of the case. “It also did not consider the likelihood that the plaintiffs would be able to establish the facts they are alleging,” he wrote in an email. “After having an opportunity to cross-examine the plaintiffs, we are confident that their allegations are untrue and the cases will be favourably resolved on the merits at trial.” The company has said on its website that it “does not believe the allegations that sexual assaults occurred during (the) evictions is credible and no complaints of this nature have been filed with the authorities in Guatemala.” It also says that “according to the prosecutor and police reports... the evictions were carried out peacefully and without any injuries,” and denies that any of its personnel was involved in Ich’s death in 2009. “HudBay takes its role as a corporate citizen seriously and respects and protects human rights wherever HudBay operates,” the site says. It denies any responsibility and is relying on the legal defence that a parent company is not responsible for the actions of its subsidiary. But Klippenstein doesn’t believe that applies in this case because “the reality seems to be that the parent company in fact controls on the ground operations,” he said.
Canadian supermarkets exceed their U.S. and European counterparts when it comes to profit margins and credit metrics, according to a Moody’s analysis released Tuesday. The big three Canadian grocers — Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L), Empire’s Sobeys (TSX:EMP.A) and Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU) — are seeing an improving trend in their earnings margins while four European peers are watching them shrink and margins are flat at two comparable U.S. companies. The Canadian grocers also operate with lower leverage, or borrowed money, than their international peers, Moody’s said. “While we do not rate any of the Canadian supermarkets, we are nevertheless asked for our views on the sector, especially given Loblaw’s July 15 announcement that it would acquire Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., Canada’s No. 1 pharmacy retailer, for $12.4 billion and Sobeys’ pending acquisition of Canada Safeway for $5.8 billion,” Moody’s said. “Our main finding is that although the Canadians are smaller and less diverse, they have good margins and superior credit metrics.” It says Loblaw’s leverage will rise following the Shoppers deal, which will be paid in cash and stock, but should come down within two years. Comparable European supermarkets — which include Tesco PLC, Carrefour S.A., Koninklijke Ahold N.V. and Delhaize Group — are much larger and more geographically diverse than Canadian and U.S. grocery chains. Moody’s says scale is positive for credit quality because it gives the stores bargaining power when dealing with suppliers, and increases their ability to leverage costs. But the exposure of European supermarkets to non-food products, such
as clothing and consumer electronics, has left them vulnerable to economic conditions, which have been poor lately. This has left European grocers lagging behind their American and Canadian counterparts in terms of samestore sales growth. Economic improvement in North America has boosted same-store sales growth, especially at Kroger, which has maintained growth at three per cent — compared with 1.5 per cent at Sobeys, 1.1 per cent at Metro and less than 0.5 per cent at Loblaw. Loblaw should see some improvement in its sales growth after its acquisition of Shoppers, Moody’s says. “The transformational acquisition is complementary to Loblaw and will expand its reach in health and wellness,” the report says. Moody’s says Loblaw’s profit margin has also lagged those of its Canadian peers, mainly because of competition from Wal-Mart and Costco in Ontario. It estimates Metro is the leader among the Canadian grocers in terms of profit margin, at nine per cent of earnings before certain items, compared with 7.5 per cent at Sobeys and 7.0 per cent at Loblaw. An expansion into Quebec by Walmart and Target could squeeze Metro’s profit margins but Moody’s adds that: “We think the Canadian supermarkets’ margins are somewhat protected to the downside by ongoing cost reduction measures, tight inventory management, improving store offerings and an increased focus on loyalty programs.” “We expect the impact of rising competition to be manageable for the Canadians and that their aggregate margins will be better than those of the Europeans in the medium term.”
China bans construction of government buildings 5-YEAR BAN PART OF FRUGALITY DRIVE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — China’s leaders have banned the construction of government buildings for five years as another step in a frugality drive that aims to address public anger at corruption. The general offices of the Communist Party’s central committee and the State Council — China’s Cabinet — jointly issued the directive Tuesday, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. No directive was immediately available online. Across China, grand government buildings with oversized offices and fancy lighting including chandeliers have mushroomed in many cities. They are often among the most impressive buildings in their own towns, drawing disapproval from the public. President Xi Jinping has spearheaded a campaign to cut through pomp, formality and waste among senior officials that have alienated many ordinary citizens. This year, high-end restaurants have reported a downturn in business as government departments and stateowned companies cancelled banquets. Xinhua reported that the directive orders an “across-the-board halt” to construction of official buildings, and “glitzy” structures built as training centres, hotels or government motels. Some government agencies have built such buildings in seaside resorts and other scenic spots as a perk for their officials and employees who can stay for free or at deeply discounted prices. They sometimes open to the public as profit-making ventures.
“Some office buildings use up a lot of money, there are operating costs and a lot of money is spent on people eating and drinking which all comes from government funds, so it’s a kind of corruption,” said Liu Shanying, a politics researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. The fiveyear construction ban is a significant move to fight corruption, he said. The directive forbids luxury interior design and the expansion of office compounds that is done under the guise of repair work, according to Xinhua. It also says that officials with more than one post should have only one office while the offices of those who have retired or taken leave should be returned in time. Xinhua said the directive noted that some departments and localities have built government office compounds in violation of regulations, which has tainted the image of the Communist Party and the government and stirred vehement public disapproval. It added that the directive calls on party and government bodies to be frugal and ensure that government spending goes toward developing the economy and boosting living standards. There have been restrictions on constructing new government buildings in the past, but they have not always been implemented well at local levels, said Liu. Even the offices of some heads of rural counties are sometimes up to 200 square meters (2,150 square feet) in size, “maybe even bigger than the U.S. president’s office,” said Liu.
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SPORTS Jays blow big lead B4
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Greg Meachem, Sports Editor, 403-314-4363 Sports line 403-343-2244 Fax 403-341-6560 email@example.com
JAGR MAKES DEAL WITH DEVILS The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Jaromir Jagr to make up for some of the scoring lost with the recent retirement of Ilya Kovalchuk. Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello announced the signing Tuesday without releasing details of the contract. The 41-year-old Jagr split last season with the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins, scoring a combined 16 goals and 19 assists in 45 games. The NHL’s active leading scorer added 10 assists in helping the Bruins reach the Stanley Cup final, but he did not score a postseason goal. Jagr has 681 goals and 1,007 assists in 1,391 career regular-season games with Pittsburgh, Washington, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Dallas and Boston.
● Junior golf: McLennan Ross/Sun Tour, Olds. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Red Deer Braves vs. St. Albert, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Parkland baseball: Innisfail at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Ladies fastball: Red Deer League final, second game bestof-three, TNT vs. N. Jensen’s, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Major league women’s soccer: Red Deer Renegades vs. Edmonton Northwest United, 7:30 p.m., RDC.
● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place vs. North Star Sports, doubleheader, Great Chief 1; Gary Moe Volkswagen vs. The Hideout, Great Chief 2, 6:30 p.m. ● Ladies fastball: Red Deer League final, third game best-of-three, if necessary, TNT vs. N. Jensen’s, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Minor soccer tournament: Red Deer City Soccer tournament, U12-U18 boys and girls, tier I and II.
GIVE UP FIVE-RUN LEAD TO DROP SIXTH STRAIGHT GAME BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Dodgers 10 Blue Jays 9 TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays had a long players-only meeting before the game, but came up short again when it counted. After meeting behind closed doors for more than an hour Tuesday, Toronto blew an 8-3 lead through six innings in losing their sixth straight game, 10-9 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Adrian Gonzalez’s three-run home run keyed a four-run eighth as the Dodgers won their fifth in a row and 22nd in 27 games. “It doesn’t get any worse than that to be honest with you, considering where we’re at,” said Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, whose team has lost 13 of its last 17. “Games like that are going to happen every now and then but it’s really magnified now. We had a nice little lead, nine outs to go and we were in the driver’s seat. “Our bullpen has been very good but they kept coming after us, they have a pretty good lineup. We made a run late, but by then it was too late.” Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. also homered as the Dodgers (52-47) won a ninth straight road game to match their longest streak since July 2004. Gonzalez, Ethier and Mark Ellis each had three RBIs for Los Angeles. Hairston homered in the sixth and Gonzalez erased an 8-6 deficit with a drive to centre off Darren Oliver (3-2) in the eighth, his 15th. One out later, Ethier went deep for the seventh time. The Blue Jays (45-54) continue to disappoint after opening the season with great expectations. “It’s definitely not how we drew it up, but that’s why you have to play the game on the field,” Oliver said. “We definitely have to turn it around so we can enjoy the last two and a half months.” Jose Reyes had a two-run home run and three RBIs for the Blue Jays, while Jose Bautista and Mark DeRosa hit solo shots. Brett Lawrie and Bautista each had two RBIs. “You have to tip your hat when a team comes out swinging like that and can score
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Home plate umpire Mike Everitt (top) calls Los Angeles Dodgers’ Andre Ethier (left) out at the plate after a tag by Toronto Blue Jays J.P. Arencibia (right) during the seventh inning of their MLB inter-league game Tuesday in Toronto. some runs with some home runs, ” Bautista said. “There’s nothing that we can do about it at times. We scored nine runs and that’s normally enough and our pitchers are not going to give up home runs but some days are like that.” Bautista declined to discuss details of the meeting. “Sometimes teams just have to get together and kind of air some things out,” he said. “Teammates have to know what everybody is thinking what’s in everybody’s head. Today was a good day to do it. “After the (all-star) break we were hoping to come out of the gate strong and we didn’t. So it was a good time to do it. It went well, we aired some things out. I like to keep it private. I certainly won’t discuss the details of what we talked about.” Former Toronto reliever Brandon League (4-3) pitched two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win. Kenley Jansen pitched
the ninth for his 12th save despite allowing a run. Down 10-8 in the ninth, the Blue Jays made a push when J.P. Arencibia singled home Adam Lind, but Lawrie ended the game with a fly to the warning track in left. “We’re fighters,” Bautista said. “We showed it today. We scored a lot of runs and they went ahead and we still tried to battle back. Unfortunately we came up a little short. We have a lot of great capable baseball players in this room. “We’re not getting the results right now.” Blue Jays starter Todd Redmond held the Dodgers to three runs and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings, while Dodgers counterpart Chris Capuano allowed five runs on seven hits in 4 1-3 innings. “I thought (Redmond) did a great job, he gave us what we needed, ” Gibbons said. “It’s not an easy lineup to face and he held them in check.”
Baseball going through a culture change PLAYERS DEPLORE DOPING RATHER THAN DEFEND USERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping. Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating. “It’s a new generation of athletes that are standing up,” Travis Tygart, chief executive of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, said Tuesday. “The culture’s been flipped on its head.” When Ryan Braun accepted a season-ending 65-game suspension Monday rather than fight Major League Baseball over evidence he used performanceenhancing drugs, fellow players appeared tired of those who cast shadows on the sport. “They’re lying to the fans,” Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson said. “They’re lying to their teammates. They’re lying to their GMs, their owners, and they’re going to get caught.” Skip Schumaker of the Los Angeles Dodgers said Braun, the 2011 NL MVP for the Milwaukee Brewers, let him down. “Watching him talk right now makes me sick,” Schumaker said. “I have an autographed Braun jersey in my baseball room that I’ll be taking down. I don’t want my son identify-
ing what I’ve worked so hard to get to and work so hard to have — I don’t want him comparing Braun to me.” Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who finished second to Braun in the 2011 MVP vote, said the Milwaukee slugger should be stripped of the honour. “We had conversations, and I considered him a friend,” Kemp said. “I don’t think anybody likes to be lied to, and I feel like a lot of people have felt betrayed.” Braun tested positive for elevated testosterone in October 2011 but successfully overturned a 50-game penalty when an arbitrator ruled the outfielder’s urine sample was handled improperly. Braun loudly proclaimed his innocence then. “I thought this whole thing has been despicable on his part,” Detroit pitcher Max Scherzer said. “When he did get caught, he never came clean. He tried to question the ability of the collector when he was caught red-handed. So that’s why the whole Braun situation, there is so much player outrage toward him.” Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler remembered back to the 2011 NL division series, when the Brewers beat the Diamond-
backs 3-2 in a best-of-five playoff as Braun went 9 for 18 with a home run and four RBIs. “Obviously it affected the series, because that’s right when the positive test occurred. That’s when it was highest in his system, and he torched us that series,” Ziegler said. “We can’t put it all on that. Looking back on it, we walked away from that series knowing we should have won it before we heard he tested positive. At least he didn’t get away with it now.” New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Braun was guilty. “You don’t accept a deal unless you’re guilty,” he said. “It’s another black eye for our game. I know this game is very resilient, and there’s been a lot of scandals over the years, but you get tired of it,” Girardi added. He may soon face his own problem with a star slugger. More than a dozen players have been targeted by MLB in its probe of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis of America, including three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees. The next step will be for MLB to inform the union of additional players it intends to penalize, which could happen
as early as a meeting on Thursday, a person familiar with the investigation said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. New York expects A-Rod could face a much harsher penalty than the one Braun agreed to, a second person familiar with the case said, also speaking on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. The Yankees anticipate Rodriguez could be accused of using PEDs over multiple seasons, of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, of attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and of not being truthful with MLB in the past when he discussed his relationship with Dr. Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty two years ago to a U.S. federal charge of bringing unapproved drugs from Canada into the United States. Players have the right to have an arbitrator decide whether discipline meets the “just cause” standard in baseball’s drug agreement. Braun’s decision not to fight led others to conclude a grievance would have been futile. “Obviously the evidence was overwhelming, and it must have been a mountain of it,” Tygart said.
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BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Riggers 7 Tigers 6 Curtis Mazurkewich got the pitch he was looking for and didn’t miss it. Mazurkewich slammed a grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Red Deer Riggers a walk-off 7-6 victory over the St. Albert Tigers in Sunburst Baseball League action at Great Chief Park Tuesday. “I’ve hit a grand slam before but not a walk-off one,” said Mazurkewich. “He was struggling a bit, so I was looking for a fastball and I got it.” Mazurkewich’s shot to deep right field came off reliever Jason Richmond, who replaced starter Matt Hammond in the ninth with the Tigers holding a 6-3 lead. He walked Jason and Jaret Chatwood to open the inning. Shayne Court was on on a fielder’s choice before Kerry Boon walked to load the bases. Then with a one-and-one
count Mazurkewich played the role of hero. It was his third hit of the game as he earlier collected a single and a RBI double. The hit was like a breath of fresh air for the Riggers, who lost 7-0 to Fort Saskatchewan in the final of their tournament, and for the most part were struggling to get a big hit against Hammond, who threw 146 pitches over eight innings. “It’s been a little rough patch,” said Mazurkewich. “Losing the final of our tournament was a bummer, so this was good to come out with a victory.” “That hit was a big boost for us,” said Riggers manager Curtis Bailey. “We seemed a little sleepy for most part of the game and going into our final two regular season games we needed a lift. Good job by Curtis.” Mazurkewich is in his second full season with the Riggers after playing college ball in Kansas and Texas. “Last winter I played in Kelowna, but I’m done with that now,” he said. “I just got my EMR course and I’m planning on being
a paramedic.” As for being with the Riggers, he’s feeling right at home. “I feel more comfortable this year . . . we have a good team and good guys.” Dustin Northcott started for the Riggers and worked into the fifth before tiring. Davin Gulbransen came on and was touched up for a two-run opposite field single before getting out of the fifth. He shut the door until the ninth when he gave up a run after he appeared to have Dan Curtis struck out to end the inning. “Northcott threw well before he tired and Davin did a great job of keeping us in the game and giving us a chance to come back,” said Mazurkewich. The win gave the Riggers an 11-3 record with two games remaining— Monday in Fort Saskatchewan and Tuesday in St. Albert. “We need one more win to wrap up first place,” said Bailey.
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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 61 41 .598 59 42 .584 57 44 .564 53 47 .530 45 54 .455
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 55 44 .556 52 48 .520 46 51 .474 42 54 .438 39 58 .402
Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston
West Division W L Pct 58 42 .580 55 45 .550 48 52 .480 46 51 .474 34 65 .343
GB — 1 1/2 3 1/2 7 14 1/2 GB — 3 1/2 8 11 1/2 15 GB — 3 10 10 1/2 23 1/2
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 4, L.A. Angels 3 Seattle 2, Cleveland 1
St. Louis Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Francisco San Diego
W 56 49 48 44 37
L 44 51 52 52 61
Pct .560 .490 .480 .458 .378
Central Division W L Pct 60 37 .619 59 39 .602 57 43 .570 44 54 .454 41 58 .414 West Division W L Pct 52 47 .525 52 48 .520 48 53 .475 45 54 .455 45 56 .446
GB — 7 8 10 18
Tampa Bay 010 001 000 — 2 7 1 Boston 011 010 03x — 6 12 0 Ro.Hernandez, Al.Torres (6), J.Wright (8), Farnsworth (8) and J.Molina; Lester, Thornton (7), Tazawa (7), Uehara (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Lester 9-6. L—Ro.Hernandez 5-11. HRs—Tampa Bay, W.Myers (5), Longoria (21).
GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 17 20
New York 002 100 002 — 5 8 1 Texas 000 004 000 — 4 6 0 P.Hughes, Logan (6), Claiborne (6), Chamberlain (8), M.Rivera (9) and Au.Romine, C.Stewart; Ogando, Wolf (6), Frasor (7), Cotts (8), Nathan (9), R.Ross (9) and Pierzynski. W—Chamberlain 2-0. L—Nathan 1-1. Sv—M.Rivera (32). HRs—Texas, Moreland (14).
GB — 1/2 5 7 8
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 11, San Francisco 0 Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 3, 1st game Pittsburgh 5, Washington 1 L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 N.Y. Mets 4, Atlanta 1 San Diego 6, Milwaukee 2 St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 1 Miami 4, Colorado 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 10 San Francisco at Cincinnati, Late, 2nd game
Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 10, Toronto 9 Boston 6, Tampa Bay 2 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 4 Kansas City 3, Baltimore 2 Detroit 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Houston 5, Oakland 4 Minnesota at L.A. Angels, Late Seattle 4, Cleveland 3 Wednesday’s Games Oakland (Griffin 8-7) at Houston (B.Norris 6-9), 12:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-7) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 4-5), 1:35 p.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 5-4) at Seattle (J.Saunders 9-8), 1:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9) at Toronto (Rogers 3-4), 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 4-5) at Boston (Doubront 7-3), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 7-7) at Texas (Garza 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 5-3) at Kansas City (E.Santana 6-6), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 7-7) at Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-7), 6:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 12:10 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Baltimore at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Minnesota at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MiCabrera Det 97 374 76 Mauer Min 92 367 51 DOrtiz Bos 82 306 51 Trout LAA 96 384 67 Loney TB 99 335 40 CDavis Bal 100 364 74 ABeltre Tex 98 394 57 Infante Det 76 291 38 Donaldson Oak 98 363 52 HKendrick LAA 95 367 42
Atlanta Philadelphia Washington New York Miami
H 134 119 99 124 105 114 123 90 112 113
Pct. .358 .324 .324 .323 .313 .313 .312 .309 .309 .308
Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 37; MiCabrera, Detroit, 31; Encarnacion, Toronto, 26; ADunn, Chicago, 24; Ibanez, Seattle, 24; Bautista, Toronto, 23; NCruz, Texas, 23. Runs Batted In CDavis, Baltimore, 97; MiCabrera, Detroit, 96; Encarnacion, Toronto, 74; Fielder, Detroit, 71; NCruz, Texas, 70; AJones, Baltimore, 70; Cano, New York, 69. Pitching Scherzer, Detroit, 14-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 143; Colon, Oakland, 13-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 12-3; FHernandez, Seattle, 11-4; Masterson, Cleveland, 11-7; CWilson, Los Angeles, 10-6. National League East Division
Wednesday’s Games Pittsburgh (Liriano 9-4) at Washington (Strasburg 5-7), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9) at Toronto (Rogers 3-4), 5:07 p.m. Atlanta (Hudson 7-7) at N.Y. Mets (Hefner 4-7), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (O’Sullivan 0-1) at Milwaukee (Lohse 6-7), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Lannan 2-3) at St. Louis (Westbrook 6-4), 6:15 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-2) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 9-5), 6:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-9) at Arizona (Kennedy 3-7), 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 9-4) at San Francisco (Gaudin 4-1), 8:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 10:10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 10:35 a.m. San Diego at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Miami at Colorado, 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 5:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R YMolina StL 91 337 43 Craig StL 94 364 53 Cuddyer Col 79 303 46 CJohnson Atl 83 291 33 MCarpenter StL 93 373 76 Posey SF 95 339 41 Segura Mil 97 393 56 Votto Cin 100 368 70 Goldschmidt Ari 98 366 62 Scutaro SF 86 334 38
H 113 122 99 95 121 109 126 116 114 103
Pct. .335 .335 .327 .326 .324 .322 .321 .315 .311 .308
Home Runs CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 25; DBrown, Philadelphia, 24; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 21; Bruce, Cincinnati, 20; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Uggla, Atlanta, 19. Runs Batted In Craig, St. Louis, 79; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 79; Phillips, Cincinnati, 79; DBrown, Philadelphia, 69; Bruce, Cincinnati, 68; CGonzalez, Colorado, 67; FFreeman, Atlanta, 64. Pitching Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-5; Zimmermann, Washington, 12-5; Corbin, Arizona, 11-1; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-5; ClLee, Philadelphia, 10-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 10-6; SMiller, St. Louis, 10-6. Tuesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 001 000 001 — 2 5 0 Kan. City 111 000 00x — 3 11 1 Hammel, McFarland (7), Asencio (8) and Teagarden; B.Chen, K.Herrera (7), Crow (8), G.Holland (9) and Kottaras, S.Perez. W—B.Chen 4-0. L— Hammel 7-7. Sv—G.Holland (25). HRs—Baltimore, Machado (8).
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Tampa Bay C Mark Thomas (Montgomery-SL) 50 games for a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse. American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned RHP C.C. Lee to Columbus (IL). Reinstated RHP Zach McAllister from the 15-day DL. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Arkansas (TL). Reinstated RHP Tommy Hanson from the 15-day DL. Assigned 3B Brendan Harris outright to Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Assigned INF Alberto Gonzalez outright to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent OF Michael Morse to Tacoma (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Optioned LHP Bobby La Fromboise to Tacoma (PCL). Recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Everett (NWL). TEXAS RANGERS — Optioned RHP Cory Burns and LHP Joseph Ortiz to Round Rock (PCL). Reinstated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 15-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Optioned LHP Eury De La Rosa to Reno (PCL). Recalled LHP Tyler Skaggs from Visalia (Cal). ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed LHP Paul Maholm on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Justin Grimm to Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS — Added LHP Tony Cingrani to the roster as a doubleheader 26th player. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Carlos Marmol from Chattanooga (SL). MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned OF Marcell Ozuna and 2B Derek Dietrich to Jacksonville (SL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Recalled OF Khris Davis from Nashville (PCL). Sent RHP Alfredo Figaro to the Arizona League Brewers for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Placed LHP Joe Savery on the 15-day DL retroactive to July 14. Recalled LHP Raul Valdes from Lehigh Valley (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Placed RHP Jason Grilli on the 15-day DL. Designated INF Brandon Inge for assignment. Reinstated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson (PCL). Recalled RHP Tyson Ross from Tucson. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Released RHP Chandler
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Barnard. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released INF Nick Del Guidice. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Traded LHP Boomer Potts to Grand Prairie for future considerations. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed RHP Kyle Wilson. WICHITA WINGNUTS — Purchased the rights of C Johnny Bowden from Rio Grande Valley (United). Signed OF Jonathan Davis. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Signed RHP Corey Vogt. NEWARK BEARS — Signed LHP Steve Merslich and OF John Gianis. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed RHP Hart Mizell. LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed UT Wes Meadows. Released RHPs Ben Klafczynski and Devyn Rivera. NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Signed OF Eric Arce. Released 1B Adam Derner. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS — Signed OF Quincy Latimore. Released OF Calvin Culver. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Waived F Malcolm Thomas. DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Monta Ellis. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Signed C Jermaine O’Neal. FOOTBALL NFL ATLANTA FALCONS — Released WR Tim Toone. BUFFALO BILLS — Released DE Mark Anderson. Placed OL Chris Hairston on the PUP list. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Agreed to terms OL John Greco on a five-year contract. DENVER BRONCOS — Released LB Joe Mays. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Released QB Matt Brown. HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed S D.J. Swearinger and OT Brennan Williams. NEW YORK JETS — Signed PK Billy Cundiff, LS Pat Scales and OT Jeffrey Shugarts. Released PK Brett Maher, WR Thomas Mayo and T Mark Popek. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed QB Tyler Wilson. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Released CB Ray Polk. Signed TE Michael Palmer. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Released RB Matt Brown. Signed RB Peyton Hillis to a one-year
WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 4 0 0 8 3 1 0 6 3 1 0 6 1 3 0 2
PA 67 84 109 107
Saskatchewan B.C. Calgary Edmonton
Oakland 101 000 020 — 4 9 3 Houston 100 010 003 — 5 8 1 J.Parker, Doolittle (8), Balfour (9) and Jaso, D.Norris; Cosart, Cisnero (8), Fields (9) and J.Castro. W— Fields 1-1. L—Balfour 0-2. HRs—Oakland, Moss (17). Houston, M.Dominguez (12).
Cleveland 120 000 000 — 3 11 3 Seattle 103 000 00x — 4 9 0 McAllister, Albers (6), Allen (8) and Y.Gomes; E.Ramirez, Medina (6), Wilhelmsen (9) and Zunino. W—E.Ramirez 1-0. L—McAllister 4-6. Sv—Wilhelmsen (23). HRs—Cleveland, Y.Gomes (7). INTERLEAGUE Los Ang. 000 201 340 — 10 13 2 Toronto 002 213 001 — 9 15 0 Capuano, Marmol (5), Howell (7), League (7), Belisario (8), Jansen (9) and Federowicz; Redmond, Cecil (6), McGowan (7), Oliver (8), J.Perez (9) and Arencibia. W—League 4-3. L—Oliver 3-2. Sv— Jansen (12). HRs—Los Angeles, Hairston Jr. (2), Ad.Gonzalez (15), Ethier (7). Toronto, DeRosa (6), Bautista (23), Reyes (5). NATIONAL LEAGUE First Game Cincinnati 043 010 100 — 9 15 0 San Francisco100 100 001 — 3 8 0 Cingrani, Simon (7) and Mesoraco; Surkamp, Petit (3), Machi (9) and Quiroz. W—Cingrani 4-1. L— Surkamp 0-1. HRs—Cincinnati, Mesoraco (6), Votto (16), Cozart (8). Pittsburgh 030 000 020 — 5 10 0 Wash. 001 000 000 — 1 3 2 Cole, Morris (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin; Jordan, Krol (8), Clippard (9) and W.Ramos. W—Cole 5-3. L—Jordan 0-3. HRs—Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (25). Washington, W.Ramos (5). Atlanta 100 000 000 — 1 7 0 New York 001 003 00x — 4 9 0 Medlen, D.Carpenter (6), Loe (8) and McCann; C.Torres, Aardsma (7), Rice (7), Hawkins (8), Parnell (9) and Buck. W—C.Torres 1-1. L—Medlen 6-10. Sv—Parnell (19). HRs—Atlanta, Simmons (10). San Diego 100 102 200 — 6 15 1 Milwaukee 001 000 010 — 2 4 0 T.Ross, Vincent (7), Hynes (8), Gregerson (9) and Hundley; D.Hand, Thornburg (5), Henderson (9) and Lucroy. W—T.Ross 1-4. L—D.Hand 0-2. HRs— San Diego, Venable (12), Hundley (7). Milwaukee, K.Davis (1). Phila. 000 000 100 — 1 7 0 St. Louis 100 200 10x — 4 11 0 Pettibone, Valdes (6), De Fratus (7), Diekman (7), Lu.Garcia (8) and Ruiz; S.Miller, Choate (7), Maness (7), Rosenthal (8), Mujica (9) and Y.Molina. W—S. Miller 10-6. L—Pettibone 5-4. Sv—Mujica (29). Miami 001 020 010 — 4 12 1 Colorado 010 001 000 — 2 5 0 Fernandez, M.Dunn (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis; Chacin, Outman (8), Escalona (8), Belisle (9) and W.Rosario. W—Fernandez 6-5. L—Chacin 9-5. Sv—Cishek (19). HRs—Miami, Stanton (11). Colorado, Helton (7).
contract. CFL TORONTO ARGONAUTS — Released LB Brandon Isaac, DL Nekos Brown and OL Michael Di Domenico. Signed DBs Ricardo Colclough and Hugo Lopez and RB Chris Jennings. Placed RB Chad Kackert on the injured list. HOCKEY NHL BUFFALO SABRES — Signed G Matt Hackett to a one-year contract. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Agreed to terms with F Trevor Lewis on a one-year contract. NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Signed RW Jaromir Jagr. OTTAWA SENATORS — Re-signed F Corey Cowick to a one-year, two-way contract. WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with F Eric O’Dell on a one-year, two-way contract. AHL LEAGUE OFFICE — Promoted Nathan Costa to vice-president of team business services and Maria Lauring to director of team business analytics. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Signed G Jeff Malcolm. ST. JOHN’S ICECAPS — Named Dusty Imoo developmental goaltending coach. SPRINGFIELD FALCONS — Re-signed F Andrew Joudrey to a one-year contract. ECHL BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Named Ryan Murphy assistant coach and Rusty Aldridge equipment manager. READING ROYALS — Agreed to terms with Ds Bobby Shea and Brad Walch. SOCCER MLS FC DALLAS — Loaned G Richard Sanchez to Fort Lauderdale (NASL). MONTREAL IMPACT — Signed M Hernan Bernardello. SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Signed manager and technical director Peter Vermes to a contract extension through the 2017 season. NASL SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS — Signed F Tomasz Zahorski. WRESTLING USA WRESTLING — Announced the resignation of national teams director Mitch Hull, who will become executive director of the Wisconsin Regional Training Center and volunteer coach of the Badger Wrestling Club.
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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 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.
MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF Kansas City 21 10 5 6 31 Montreal 19 9 5 5 31 New York 21 9 7 5 29 Philadelphia 21 8 6 7 32 Houston 19 8 6 5 22 New England 20 7 7 6 25 Chicago 19 7 9 3 24 Columbus 20 6 9 5 23 Toronto 20 2 10 8 17 D.C. 20 2 14 4 9
Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following 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
Chivas GA 20 29 24 30 19 18 29 25 28 33
Pt 36 32 32 31 29 27 24 23 14 10
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA Salt Lake 21 11 6 4 33 20 Portland 20 8 2 10 30 18 Los Angeles 21 10 8 3 32 25 Vancouver 20 9 6 5 33 28 Dallas 21 8 5 8 27 27 Colorado 22 8 7 7 36 24 Seattle 18 7 7 4 22 21 San Jose 21 6 9 6 21 32
Pt 37 34 33 32 32 31 25 24
Saturday’s results Dallas 0 Montreal 0 New York 0 Toronto 0 Los Angeles 2 Vancouver 1 Chicago 4 D.C. 1 Colorado 1 Seattle 1 Kansas City 2 Salt Lake 1 New England 2 Columbus 0 Portland 0 Philadelphia 0 Saturday’s games Columbus at Toronto, noon Los Angeles at Colorado, 5 p.m. New England at D.C., 5 p.m. Kansas City at Montreal, 5 p.m. Salt Lake at New York, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Vancouver, 5 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 7 p.m. Portland at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s game Chivas at Seattle, 9 p.m.
Golf Field for the PGA RBC Canadian Open OAKVILLE, Ont. — The list of players who will be competing this weekend in the PGA Tour’s RBC Canadian Open, to be held at the Glen Abbey Golf Club (a-denotes amateur): Joe Affrunti, Robert Allenby, Stephen Ames, Calgary; Billy Andrade, Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Sang-Moon Bae, a-Eric Banks, Truro, N.S.; Ricky Barnes, Jason Bohn, Justin Bolli. Michael Bradley, Scott Brown, Chad Campbell, a-Kevin Carrigan, Victoria; Roberto Castro, Bud Cauley, Greg Chalmers, Kevin Chappell, Albin Choi, Toronto; Will Claxton. Wil Collins, Erik Compton, a-Corey Conners, Listowel, Ont.; Ben Crane, Brian Davis, Graham DeLaet, Weyburn, Sask.; Chris DiMarco, Luke Donald, James Driscoll, Ernie Els. Derek Ernst, Bob Estes, Matt Every, Martin Flores, Brad Fritsch, Manotick, Ont.;, Jim Furyk, Tommy Gainey, Stephen Gangluff, Scott Gardiner, Robert Garrigus. Bobby Gates, Brian Gay, Andrew Georgiou, Tom Gillis, Fabian Gomez, Nathan Green, Luke Guthrie, Brian Hadley, Sarnia, Ont.; Adam Hadwin, Abbotsford, B.C.; James Hahn. Paul Haley II, Brian Harman, David Hearn, Brantford, Ont.; J.J. Henry, Jim Herman, Justin Hicks, Charley Hoffman, Morgan Hoffmann, Billy Horschel, Mackenzie Hughes, Dundas, Ont.; John Huh. Trevor Immelman, Ryo Ishikawa, Dustin Johnson, Matt Jones, Robert Karlsson, Jerry Kelly, Chris Kirk, Colt Knost, Ben Kohles, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar.
Doug LaBelle II, Neal Lancaster, Scott Langley, Peter Laws, Milton, Ont.; Steve LeBrun, Richard H. Lee, Justin Leonard, Michael Letzig, David Lingmerth, Luke List. Jeff Maggert, Hunter Mahan, Steve Marino, David Mathis, Hideki Matsuyama, Troy Matteson, Billy Mayfair, Graeme McDowell, William McGirt, George McNeill. Eric Meierdierks, John Merrick, Seung-Yul Noh, Henrik Norlander, Geoff Ogilvy, Jeff Overton, Greg Owen, Ryan Palmer, Jin Park, Jesper Parnevik. Bryn Parry, Vancouver; Cameron Percy, Pat Perez, Scott Piercy, Alistair Presnell, Dicky Pride, Chez Reavie, Patrick Reed, Tag Ridings, John Rollins. Andres Romero, Rory Sabbatini, Charl Schwartzel, John Senden, Marcel Siem, Vijay Singh, Roger Sloan, Merritt, B.C.; Jesse Smith, Six Nations, Ont.; Brandt Snedeker, Joey Snyder III, Kevin Stadler. Scott Stallings, Kyle Stanley, Brendan Steele, Shawn Stefani, Darron Stiles, Robert Streb, Chris Stroud, Brian Stuard,l Daniel Summerhays, a-Adam Svensson, Surrey, B.C. Andrew Svoboda, Nicholas Thompson, Cameron Tringale, Scott Verplank, Camilo Villegas, Johnson Wagner, Aaron Watkins, Bubba Watson, Mike Weir, Bright’s Grove, Ont.; Riley Wheeldon, Comox, B.C. Charlie Wi, Lee Williams, Mark Wilson, Casey Wittenberg, Eugene Wong, Vancouver; Gary Woodland, Y.E. Yang.
Local athletes participating in World Master Games The Alberta Wild will have a definite Central Alberta flavour as they compete in the World Master Games, Aug. 2-11 in Turin, Italy. The Wild will compete in the 35-and-over ladies’ fastball competition and will include three local athletes and two former Red Deer players. Trudy Haraldson of the N. Jensen’s Bandits, who plays catcher, second base and the outfield, and Thea Mawbey of the TNT Athletics formed the Wild last year and won silver at the Alberta master’s provincials. Mawbey and Athletics teammate Val Steckler are with the Wild along with former Red Deer residents Lisa Loitz and Michelle Wiggins. Loitz is now in Leduc and Wiggins in Calgary. The team also includes four players from B.C., three from Edmonton and one from Calgary. The World Games, for athletes 35-and-over, goes every four years. The Wild will compete in a five-team pool along with two teams from Australia, one from Italy and a second team from Canada. The team, which is coached by Darian Popadynec of Red Deer, also will take umpire Malcolm Murray with them. He won’t umpire any of the Wild’s games. “A couple of my teammates with the Bandits played in the World Games in Edmonton in 2005 and it’s been my goal to compete in the Games since,” said Haraldson, who has one goal — “to bring home the gold.” The Wild begin play Aug. 2 with the opening ceremonies Aug. 3. They play once a day from Aug. 4-9 with the playoffs Aug. 1011.
Canada jumps up rankings Unbeaten Roughriders dominate after win over Russia
SLAM: Without CFL player of the week honours regulars BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
The Riggers were without two regulars in Mike Ronnie and Denver Wik, both away on holidays. Joel Peterman played second base and was outstanding in the field with Kevin Curran and Bailey making two of the top defensive plays. Curran started in left field and threw out Brad Wolansky at the plate in the sixth inning, then made a great running catch deep in centre field after he moved into second base in the ninth. Bailey came on in the ninth to play centre field and made a diving grab on a sinking liner for the first out of the ninth. Jaret Chatwood finished with two hits and two walks while Jason Chatwood had a single and two walks. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Detroit 000 303 000 — 6 8 0 Chicago 000 000 002 — 2 5 4 Porcello, Alburquerque (8), Benoit (9) and Avila; H.Santiago, Axelrod (7) and Phegley. W—Porcello 7-6. L—H.Santiago 3-6. HRs—Detroit, Jh.Peralta (9).
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TORONTO — Quarterback Darian Durant was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week after guiding the unbeaten Saskatchewan Roughriders to their fourth straight win. Durant had 347 yards passing and four TDs in Saskatchewan’s lopsided 37-0 home win over Hamilton on Sunday. The victory left the Roughriders (4-0) as the CFL’s only unbeaten squad. Riders linebacker Renauld WilDarian Durant liams was named the top defensive player after recording two sacks and three tackles against Hamilton. Williams, a former Ticat, leads the Riders in sacks with five. Saskatchewan receiver Rob Bagg captured top Canadian honours. The native of Kingston, Ont., had five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns versus Hamilton. Calgary Stampeders kicker Rene Paredes is the top specialteams player for the second straight week. Paredes hit four field goals in a 38-27 win over Montreal and has made 37 straight attempts.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LAUSANNE, Switzerland — The Canadian men’s volleyball team moved up seven spots to 11th in the world rankings thanks to its exceptional performance in the 2013 FIVB World League. Canada pulled off one of the biggest wins in its history by beating No. 2 Russia for the first time ever in a five set thriller on July 19. In World League play Canada won a record nine matches finishing 9-3. Its previous best was six wins in 1992. After a 2-2 start to the 2013 campaign, Canada strung together seven straight wins before falling to Brazil in its final match, to finish fifth. Canada also joins South Korea (2008) as the only team in the last 15 years to come back from two sets down to beat Russia in the World League.
“We showed we can play on the big stage in the world and beat great teams in the future,” Saskatoon’s Gavin Schmitt said in a news conference after their 3-0 loss to Brazil. Canada’s previous best finish in the World League was seventh in 1992, While Russia recovered from the loss to win this year’s World League, the team is still ranked No. 2 in the world after Brazil, despite defeating Brazil in straight sets in the championship match. Like Russia, the top five teams in the world did not see their World Rankings change. Brazil remains No. 1, followed by Russia, Italy, Poland and the USA. Cuba, however, ties the USA in No. 5. No. 7, Serbia kept their ranking, while Argentina swapped places with Bulgaria to advance to No. 8. Germany wrapped up the top 10.
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Speed and skill to be focus for Olympics BEING ON BIGGER ICE SURFACE IN SOCHI, CANADA’S OLYMPIC ROSTER WILL HAVE DIFFERENT COMPOSITION THAN VANCOUVER TEAM BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Steve Yzerman wants speed and skill for Team Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Canada’s general manager figures that was lacking during the 2006 failure in Turin. Back on the bigger, international ice surface after winning gold in Vancouver on an NHL-sized rink, the Sochi roster could have a slightly different composition. “I believe there is a priority and importance in being able to get around the ice to skate,” Yzerman said this week in naming the roster for next month’s pre-Olympic camp. “That will weigh into our final decisions on putting this team together. There will be more of a premium price on skating.” Ultimately, though, Yzerman emphasized that he and his staff will “simply pick the best players available.” “We’re not putting together a team for an NHL all-star game, we’re putting together the best possible team we can to compete against the best players in the world and try and win a gold medal,” Yzerman said. “Part of that comes with having players that can do specific things for us.” The pool is even deeper than the 48 players invited to the Aug. 25-29 Olympic orientation camp in Calgary, but here’s a look at what the roster could look like:
GOALTENDERS Canada’s goaltending may be the biggest question mark heading into the Olympic tournament. More than five months before the final roster is due, there’s no definite No. 1, but Yzerman isn’t worried. “We’ll worry about the starter after naming the final three that we’ll take to Sochi,” he said. “I think some of that will work itself out over the first part of the season.” Roberto Luongo won gold in 2010, but Yzerman suggested on a conference call with reporters Monday that his playing more games for the Vancouver Canucks after the Cory Schneider trade should “bode well” for his chances of making the team. Corey Crawford is obviously a hot name after helping the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. Before his late-season struggles, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens was considered a front-runner to be the starter. A knee injury is part of his baggage. It would take a sterling start next season for Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins to make it, but consider him a long shot along with Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes, Cam Ward of the Carolina Hurricanes and Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. “In goal there’s a whole bunch of guys vying for that job,” coach Mike Babcock said. “It’s not a locked-down position like it’s been in the past, so
the first three months of the season are going to be very important in making that decision there.” Invited to camp: Luongo, Crawford, Price, Holtby, Smith Projected goaltenders: Luongo, Crawford, Price
DEFENCEMEN Yzerman wants puck-movers who can get up and down the ice with ease. That’s not to say there isn’t room for size and physicality, but the international game on bigger ice makes speed essential. Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators, Norris Trophy-winner P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings and Duncan Keith of the Blackhawks seem to be locks (barring injury) and make for an imposing top four. All but Keith are right-handed shots, but Yzerman said lefty-righty balance isn’t the “endall.” Nor should it be — Canada has a plethora of strong right-handed defencemen who would be able to play their off-side without any issue. Yzerman expects to take eight defencemen to Sochi, so there will be extras in case Babcock doesn’t like what he sees. There’s no shortage of offensive power available, including Subban, Kris Letang of the Penguins, Mike Green of the Capitals and even Dion Phaneuf of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Babcock was sure to point out that among the defensive defencemen invited to camp in August, all are “still real good skaters.” Invited to camp: Weber, Subban, Doughty, Keith, Letang, Green, Phaneuf, Karl Alzner, Jay Bouwmeester, Dan Boyle, Dan Hamhuis, Travis Hamonic, Marc Methot, Alex Pietrangelo, Brent Seabrook, Marc Staal, Marc-Edouard Vlasic Projected defencemen: Weber, Subban, Doughty, Keith, Letang, Pietrangelo, Seabrook, Hamhuis
FORWARDS No shocker here. Canada is deepest down the middle. Sidney Crosby of the Penguins, Jonathan Toews of the Blackhawks, Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes, John Tavares of the New York Islanders and Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers lead the crop. Too many good centres is a good problem to have. “We’ve had success with it in the past of moving centres to the wing if necessary, and the reality is we’ll be forced in that situation to move a couple centremen to the wing just because we’re very deep down the middle,” Yzerman said. “We are comfortable moving a few guys. Some centremen have had experience playing on the wing.” Wanting to fill specific roles shouldn’t be hard for Team Canada up
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Canada head coach Mike Babcock watches as his team plays Germany in the second period of a men’s playoff qualifying round ice hockey game at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Feb. 23, 2010. Babcock and general manager Steve Yzerman will be looking for more speed and skill for the bigger ice size the team will play on at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. front. Patrice Bergeron of the Boston Bruins, Jordan Staal of the Hurricanes and Mike Richards of the Los Angeles Kings could be shutdown centres, freeing up players like Crosby and Giroux to concentrate at the offensive end. But Babcock wants a little bit of everything, counting on players to be “200-footers.” “I really like our group up front,” he said. “We have a whole bunch of guys that can skate, move the puck, are really dangerous offensively but understand how the game’s supposed to be played with and without the puck.” Fourteen forwards are expected to be on the roster of 25, which leaves room for the management team to select players based on how they fit into a lineup, instead of just the most talented or most prolific scorers. Milan Lucic of the Bruins and Rick Nash of the New York Rangers are power forwards, Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and Jeff Carter of the Kings are snipers and Marty St. Louis of the Lightning and Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers are speedsters. Scoring is a priority, as Yzerman called a lack of goals the “downfall” of Team Canada in Turin in 2006. Canada was shut out by Russia in the quarterfinals. There’s plenty of talent there. Of course, the top offensive players “have to be responsible defensively,” Yzerman said. How Canada’s management staff
manages to wade through its seemingly never-ending forward pool, the major question is youth vs. experience. Will a 39-year-old St. Louis or a 34-year-old Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks be passed over in favour of 22-year-old Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche or 24-year-old Logan Couture? Yzerman said age isn’t a huge factor, but he recalled Stanley Cup playoff runs in which veterans were relied on heavily in times of crisis. “You can debate whether you want the young legs or whether you want the veteran experience,” said Yzerman, who won Olympic goldat the age of 36. “There is great value in having that veteran leadership. ... (But) we’ve got to make room for some of these young players coming in.” No matter the final 14, at least a couple of deserving forwards will be left off. Choosing the final few for this group could be the most difficult challenge leading up to the Dec. 31 roster deadline. Invited to camp: Crosby, Toews, Stamkos, Eric Staal, Tavares, Giroux, Bergeron, Richards, Jordan Staal, Lucic, Nash, Perry, Carter, St. Louis, Hall, Thornton, Duchene, Couture, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Getzlaf, Chris Kunitz, Andrew Ladd, Brad Marchand, James Neal, Patrick Sharp Projected forwards: Crosby, Toews, Stamkos, Eric Staal, Tavares, Giroux, Bergeron, Richards, Lucic, Perry, Carter, St. Louis, Hall, Sharp
U.S. Olympic hockey team putting an emphasis on youth Alex Galchenyuk hadn’t even made his junior-hockey debut and Jacob Trouba was still two years away from playing at the University of Michigan when the United States won a silver medal at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. When the U.S. team gathers for its Sochi 2014 Olympic orientation camp next month, the Montreal Canadiens forward and Winnipeg Jets defenceman will be among 16 players born in the 1990s taking part. And while the likes of Galchenyuk, Trouba, Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner and Anaheim Ducks goaltending prospect John Gibson aren’t assured of roster spots, having them there is part of a concerted effort to build for the future. “We have a little bit of a different philosophy than 2010: We’re inviting a lot of these younger players, we really wanted a component of that,” U.S. general manager David Poile said. “I’m not going to lose our focus in terms of what it’s all about, and that’s Sochi. “But I want them to be around some of these more veteran guys and I want them to be part of it because whether it’s today or somewhere down the road, they’re going to be a big part of it.” In 2010, then GM Brian Burke, Poile and the U.S. management staff hoped that with a generation of veterans like Keith Tkachuk, Chris Chelios and Mike Modano gone, players like Zach Parise and Ryan Suter could take over. They’re now expected to be the stars, along with Chicago
‘WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY THAN 2010: WE’RE INVITING A LOT OF THESE YOUNGER PLAYERS, WE REALLY WANTED A COMPONENT OF THAT.’ —DAVID POILE TEAM USA GENERAL MANAGER
Blackhawks right-winger Patrick Kane and Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, the last two Conn Smythe Trophy winners. What Poile and assistant GM Ray Shero wanted in choosing 48 players for orientation camp was to reward success, specifically on the international stage. “(Winning) a silver medal in Vancouver certainly represents a cer-
tain degree of success for these up-and-coming younger players,” Poile said. “Now they’re in a position where they should be our best players and they should be our leaders.” Galchenyuk, Trouba and Gibson were part of the U.S. team that won a bronze medal at the world championships in May, as was Florida Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad. Nashville Predators
defenceman Seth Jones, who at 18 years old was the youngest player invited to camp, helped the U.S. win gold at the world junior championship in Ufa, Russia. Making it to the Washington Capitals’ practice facility in Arlington, Va., next month for camp is no guarantee that any of them make the final, 25-man roster. But Poile sees value in having the young players there.
“I want them to be part of this experience and we’ll just see what happens,” he said. “If they’re not better than somebody right now, that’s fine. “We’ve got other guys. But just part of the whole USA philosophy in terms of certainly our focus on Sochi but also looking a little bit to the future.” The present is built on Parise, Kane, Suter, Quick, Kings captain Dustin Brown and Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers. The future Poile talked so much about during a conference call Tuesday could include Beau Bennett of the Pittsburgh
Penguins, Kyle Palmieri and Cam Fowler of the Ducks, Zach Bogosian of the Jets and Nick Leddy and Brandon Saad of the Blackhawks. There are a handful of locks, but Poile said the U.S. roster was “wide open.” “There’s a lot of guys that played on the 2010 team, based on their body of work, that deserve to be on the 2014 team,” he said. “That’s probably what’s going to happen. But we do have a number of spots open, and the good news is we have a lot of quality players that are going to be vying for these few positions.”
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INNISFAIL GROWERS HOLDING FARM CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY Know your farmer, know your food. The Innisfail Growers invites residents to its farms on Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Experience picking, learn what is involved in growing and taste the freshness straight from the fields. You will receive a free gift of fresh produce at each farm you visit (one per household). Farms include Beck Farms, Upper Green Farms, Edgar Farms, The Jungle Farm and Hillside Greenhouses. For more information and map, visit www. innisfailgrowers.com.
AIRSHOW Jerzy Strzys of Poland pilots his Sukhoi Extra over farmland near Rocky Mountain House during a training flight.
TOUR LACOMBE’S FINEST GARDENS People are invited to join the Lacombe and District Garden Club on a tour of the city’s hidden treasures. On Tuesday at 9 a.m., 1:30 or 6 p.m., a three-hour tour of Lacombe’s finest gardens will be conducted by the club. Tickets cost $18 and include a seat on the tour bus, guided tours of six gardens and light refreshments. Tickets are available from Hannas Seeds in Lacombe, at 5039 49th St. For more information, contact Pamela by email at pamela.d.neumann@ gmailcom or by phone at 403-782-5061.
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Royals show off their newborn son BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — A beaming Prince William and his wife, Kate, emerged from a London hospital on Tuesday with their newborn baby boy, presenting the world with a first glimpse of the prince who is third in line to the British throne. The royal couple, both 31, looked happy and relaxed as they waved at the crowds of journalists and onlookers gathered outside London’s St. Mary’s Hospital, posing for photographs and joking with reporters. Kate, wearing a baby blue polka dot Jenny Packham dress, smiled and waved as she stepped out from the hospital doors with the future monarch in her arms. “It’s very emotional. It’s such a special time. I think any parent will know what this feeling feels like,” she told journalists. Kate then gave the baby to her husband, who, cradling their child, said: “He’s got her looks, thankfully. He’s got a good pair of lungs on him, that’s for sure.” William added: “He’s a big boy. He’s quite heavy,” and laughed when a reporter asked him about the baby’s hair. “He’s got way more than me, thank God,” he said. The couple also revealed that William has had a go at changing the infant’s first diaper. “He’s very good at it,” Kate said. The new parents drew whoops and excited applause from well-wishers as they revealed the newest member of Britain’s royal family. William said they’re still trying to decide what to name the little prince. The couple re-entered the hospital to place the child in a car seat before re-emerging to get into an SUV. William drove them away — palace officials said they will head to an apartment in Kensington Palace and spend the night there. The young family’s first public appearance together has been the moment that the world’s media and crowds of onlookers camped outside the hospital had long been waiting for, and the photographs snapped Tuesday are likely to be reprinted for decades as the baby grows into adulthood and his role as a future king. The appearance recalls a similar one three decades ago, when Princess Diana and Prince Charles carried a newborn William out to pose for photographs on the same steps in 1982. Katie Allan, 26, was elated to witness the 2013 edition. “William gave us a wave as they drove away so it was perfect. Days like this really bring the country together,” she said. Earlier, William’s father, Charles, and his wife, Camilla, as well as Michael and Carole Middleton — Kate’s parents — visited the young family at the hospital. Charles called the baby “marvelous,” while a beaming Carole Middleton described the infant as “absolutely beautiful.”
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Safe in the hands of the Duchess of Cambridge, the Royal couple and their son who was born Monday, leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in west London Tuesday. It was not immediately clear when Queen Elizabeth II would meet the newborn heir. The couple’s Kensington Palace office said Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce (3.8 kilogram) baby boy at 4:24 p.m. Monday. The news was greeted with shrieks of joy and applause by hundreds of Britons and tourists gathered outside the hospital’s private Lindo Wing and Buckingham Palace. Revelers staged impromptu parties at both locations, and large crowds crushed against the palace gates to try to catch a glimpse — and a photograph — of the golden easel placed there to formally announce the birth. Hundreds were still lining up outside the palace gates Tuesday to get near the ornate easel.
In London, gun salutes were fired, celebratory lights came on, and bells chimed at Westminster Abbey, where William and Kate wed in a lavish ceremony that drew millions of television viewers worldwide. Halfway around the world, royalist group Monarchy New Zealand said it had organized a national light show, with 40 buildings across the islands lit up in blue to commemorate the royal birth, including Sky Tower in Auckland, the airport in Christchurch, and Larnach Castle in the South Island city of Dunedin. A similar lighting ceremony took place in Canada; Peace Tower and Parliament buildings in the capital, Ottawa, were bathed in blue light, as was CN Tower in Toronto.
Al-Qaida’s Iraqi Pope visiting shrine to ‘black Mary’ branch takes credit for prison raids BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers. The statement from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq, was posted on an online jihadist forum. It said months of planning went into the highly co-ordinated assaults on the prisons in Abu Ghraib and Taji that began late Sunday. The attacks, among the most stunning in Iraq since a surge in violence began in April, have drawn sharp criticism from opposition lawmakers and ordinary Iraqis over government efforts to keep the country safe. The spike in bloodshed is intensifying fears of a return to the widespread sectarian killing that pushed the country to the brink of civil war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. In its statement, al-Qaida in Iraq said the prison operation involved 12 car bombs, military-style barrages of rockets and mortar shells, suicide bombers and help from prisoners who had managed to obtain weapons on the inside. Iraqi officials have said at least 25 members of the Iraqi security forces were killed in the attacks, along with at least 21 prisoners and 10 militants. Al-Qaida boasted that its men killed more than 120 government forces, and claimed that on its side, only the suicide bombers died in clashes that raged for hours. Frank Finver, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, said the U.S. is “deeply concerned” by the attacks and the overall levels of violence in Iraq. He said the U.S. is in contact with the government of Iraq to help improve its ability to weaken or defeat al-Qaida inside Iraq, but he gave no specific details on counter-terrorism cooperation. Iraq’s central government has not provided a clear account of what happened or said how many prisoners escaped Sunday night. The Interior Ministry has said several prisoners broke out from Abu Ghraib, the infamous prison in Baghdad’s western suburbs .
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APARECIDA, Brazil — The image of Brazil’s patron saint, the dark-skinned Virgin of Aparecida, emblazons bumper stickers, presides over shops and dangles from gold chains around women’s necks all over this continent-sized country. Replicas of the thin clay statue hang in places of pride on the walls of both the most sumptuous of mansions and the humblest of shacks. On Wednesday, Pope Francis, the first pontiff from the Americas, will fly over farmland and sugar cane fields to visit the mammoth basilica that holds the statue of this particular Brazilian Mary. On the pontiff’s first day in Brazil, it’s also where police found a homemade explosive in a nearby public restroom. It didn’t appear to have been aimed at the pope. The Vatican says the Argentine pontiff personally insisted the trip be added to his agenda. Millions of grassroots Catholics who worship Aparecida’s image will be watching. Rio de Janeiro taxicab driver Wellington Damiao is one of those who’s placed his faith in the Virgin. He keeps an inches-tall plastic figurine of Aparecida on his cracked dashboard. “My mother was a devotee, I’ve been one all my life and now I’m teaching it to my children,” Damiao said. “I’ve never asked anything of her because I believe we have to give thanks, not just ask for things all the time.” Revered across the width and breadth of Brazil, Aparecida’s appeal has transcended the church’s legions of faithful in the world’s biggest Catholic coun-
try. She’s been syncretized with the goddess of love and maternity in a Brazilian religion with roots in west Africa, and her dark complexion has endeared her to blacks and those with a mix of black and white heritage, both of whom make up about half of Brazil’s population. “Her face is the face of the Brazilian people,” said Father Jose Arnaldo Juliano dos Santos, a chaplain and researcher in Sao Paulo. “She’s the great unifier of Brazil, who reaches across all sorts of divisions of race, class, region and religion and brings us all together as a people.” Standing atop a crescent moon adorned with an angel, Aparecida lifts her hands to her chest in prayer, a slight smile on her upturned lips and several flowers in her hair. Her gown and cloak fall in elaborate folds, and she wears a strand of pearls around her neck. The diminutive statue stands just 39 centimetres tall (15 inches tall), though the gold crown and blue velvet cape she now wears give her a bit of added height and bulk. Reverence for the figure of the Virgin Mary, known as Marian devotion, is common in much of the Christian world, popular in the Greek and Russian Orthodox churches as well as in Catholic southern Europe, where major shrines such as Lourdes in France and Fatima in Portugal are dedicated to the Virgin. Marian devotion also runs particularly deep in Latin America. The Virgin of Guadalupe, another dark-complexioned Mary, is the patron saint of Mexico, and the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, who’s often associated with Aparecida, is widely revered in Communist Cuba.
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More female leaders emerge BUT OTHER GROUPS STILL ABSENT AT PREMIERS’ MEETING BY MARIA BABBAGE THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — When Canada’s premiers sit down Thursday for their semi-annual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. For the first time, there will be six women at the meeting in Niagara-onthe-Lake, Ont., representing about 85 per cent of the country’s population. And at the head of the table will be Kathleen Wynne, who was sworn in as Ontario’s first woman premier just six months ago. It’s more than a photo op for the history books, she said. “I was just talking to a grandmother who was saying her granddaughter wants to be the prime minister,” Wynne said in an interview. “The fact is that it’s very important that people see themselves represented and that 50 per cent of the population is sitting at the table, better represented. It’s a very good thing.” It matters because it signals to the public that women are capable of holding high public office on equal footing with men, said Jane Arscott, a professor at Athabasca University who writes about women in politics. “We haven’t seen that before,” she said. “It will shift in our minds our sensibility about who can lead and how they will do it.” But the appearance of gender equality can be deceiving, experts say. Even though six provinces and territories are led by women, female representation hasn’t improved in the legislatures, said Christine de Clercy, a politics professor at the University of Western Ontario. In fact, studies suggest that the gains made over the last 30 years have pretty much stopped, she said. The number of women in legislatures across Canada has reached a glass ceiling, she said. “This might be a little bit of a his-
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne smiles and waves at Queen’s Park in Toronto on May 2, 2013. When Canada’s premiers sit down Thursday for their semiannual summit, they’ll be making history by changing the face of provincial and territorial leadership. For the first time, there will be six women at the meeting representing about 85 per cent of the country’s population. torical hiccup we have: an unusual set of circumstances where we have lots of women premiers, but this is not some new harbinger of a better, more equal political environment,” she said. “In fact, it’s just a quirk, and it might lead people to overestimate representation of women which ... in Canada, compared to many other countries, is still relatively poor.” Will this surge in female leadership change the dynamics among premiers? For Alberta Premier Alison Redford, it’s more about the new faces than the female ones. “I’m pretty excited about the Coun-
cil of the Federation, not because we have so many new women leaders, but because we have so many new leaders,” she said. Some, like British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, have been given a new mandate to govern by winning a general election, Redford said. “I think there’s going to be incredible dynamism because we have passionate leaders around the table that have exciting visions for the future,” she said. It’s difficult to say whether the new wave of female premiers will shift the tone of the talks, said Arscott.
“I would expect the discussion to be a little bit different in how the meeting is conducted, just because there may be more pauses for people to be able to express their opinions,” she said. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale said the dynamics have changed since her first meeting several years ago, when she and Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak were the only women in attendance. “I can tell you that that COF meeting is very different from the COF meetings that we have now,” she said. “And I’m sure that’s due in large part to the changing players around the table.” Gender codes are still in play, dictating how women leaders are expected to behave, said Arscott. “The media has a very large role in how that’s reported, whether it’s described in combative terms or in terms of decorum,” she said. “It’s not what occurs. It’s the interpretation of it.” There simply aren’t enough women who’ve reached the top of the political hierarchy to figure out what the overall effect will be, she said. “They may be as mediocre as the men, but that’s what equality brings us and that’s fine,” Arscott said. “We shouldn’t expect that they have to do better or different in order to have the access to those resources and the benefits of holding those offices.” There may be more women, but there are other groups absent from the premiers’ table, said De Clercy. Many pockets of society — including ethnic groups, aboriginal people and the disabled — are “hideously” underrepresented in our political system. “It’s totally great that we have Premier Christy Clark, Premier Allison Redford, Premier Kathleen Wynne,” she said. “But when you think about it, these are the premiers of three of the most diverse provinces in the federation. And they’re still from ... broadly AngloAmerican, white, middle-class backgrounds.”
Suspect in alleged Via Rail terror plot wants evidence to be made public BY THE CANADIAN PRESS BRAMPTON, Ont. — One of two terror suspects charged in an alleged plot to attack a Via Rail passenger train wants the evidence police have against him to be made public. The information that police presented to a judge in order to get search warrants for Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser are under a sealing order, but media lawyers fought Tuesday for access to them. Esseghaier said he was all right with any of the material being published except for evidence about “the private life inside the home.” “You can publish the materials,” he said. “I don’t have a problem.” Esseghaier represented himself on the motion, as he maintained that he wants a lawyer who will use the Qur’an rather than the Criminal Code for his judgment. He has not been successful in finding one, though he has qualified for legal aid. He refused to even read relevant case law or the materials filed by Jas-
er’s lawyer because they are based on “laws made by humans.” “The counsel of Mr. Jaser, they are working under the Criminal Code of Canada,” Esseghaier said, standing in the prisoner’s box and wearing an orange jumpsuit. “Me, I want to work under the holy Qur’an.” Esseghaier angrily pointed to a document — though it’s not clear which one — at the end of the day and took great exception to a passage apparently quoting him using the phrase “in which.” “It said, ‘The court in which God made the rules and not humans,”’ Esseghaier said. “So the one who write this want to say that God himself is in the court, which is big insult to God because no space can contain God himself... He is the one who creates space and time.” Jaser, a 35-year-old Palestinian resident of Toronto, is represented by John Norris, who has denied the allegations against his client. Norris asked for a publication ban to be put on Tuesday’s hearing after
Warrant issued in attempted murder case An arrest warrant has been issued for one of two Red Deer men accused of attempted murder. Daniel Huddlestone, 34 and Cameron Glen Monkman, 28, face numerous charges laid on June 3 by Sylvan Lake RCMP called to reports of a seriously wounded man found walking along a roadside near Benalto. Monkman was released from custody on June 12 on $2,000 cash bail and made two appearances in Red Deer provincial court since then, but had not entered his plea. Charges against him include attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, aggravated assault, possession of a narcotic and a variety of weapons offences. A warrant for his arrest was issued when Monkman did not show up for his scheduled court appearance on
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Esseghaier made his “private life” comment and Superior Court Judge Bruce Durno said, “You mean the videotape?” Norris said that if the information that is in the sealing order was discussed in open court, a hearing about whether to lift the sealing order would be a “wasted effort.” Reporters and a few members of the public, including Jaser’s family
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LUANN July 24 1988 — Emma Houlston lands a single engine plane at St. John’s, Nfld., to become the youngest person to fly across Canada. The nine-year-old from Medicine Hat took off from Victoria on July 10. Her father was the navigator and official pilot-in-command. 1988 — A group of thirsty Edmontonians whip up the world’s largest milk shake ever,
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HOROSCOPE Wednesday, July 24 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Jennifer Lopez, 44; Lynda Carter, 62; Anna Paquin, 31 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon glides through Pisces today. Our self-awareness is heightened in terms of compassion and sympathy towards humanity. The Moon is conjunct Neptune, which will help us receive increased psychic vibes and hidden messages either through music, art or photography. ASTRO Symbolism plays a DOYNA major factor in connecting with another person’s soul. We need to soften our hard edges and learn to forgive. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, you will be watching your upcoming year like a movie drama where emotions will play an important role for you. Artistic inclinations will be derived from the subconscious world. The slightest psychic impressions will make you paint an entire oeuvre d’art! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take into account your emotional life. Concerns which you have ignored so far might catch up with you now. Your body is more sensitive than usually and it might not respond too well to food or medicine. Be careful what you ingest and treat it with lots of care. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Feeling lost in translation is normal today. Everyone appears to dissolve into blurry clouds of confusion. You may uncover that the person you fancy about is not the real deal. It’s time to confront that romantic disillusion and play with open cards. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your domestic environment lacks the usual harmony. In fact, there might be some chaos coming from an outside force. Make sure that your home and property are well protected from a possible invasion or water leakages. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in a trancelike state today. You may be swept away along with today’s imaginative vibrations. Psychic impressions are heightened and prophetic visions abound. You may wish to change your life so that it follows a more spiritual path. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pay special attention to your own money and the money that your hare with another. Confusion arises in material issues making you less in control of your finances. Soul-merging could turn out a higher than life experience for you both. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t try to change for anybody. Let others see you for who you are and not for whom they believe you are. At the same time, don’t ignore reality even though emotional contentment is hard to obtain when people are deceptive. Confront your illusions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make sure that no one at work takes credit for your work or steals your ideas and turn them into theirs. Laziness may prevail today and you may lack in the discipline to carry through your chores. Don’t put off today’s important tasks for tomorrow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are a true romantic at heart and you know how to get your partner on your side. Tender affections turn a simple love into a dreamy affair. Take off your rose-coloured glasses to ensure that you are seeing their real qualities. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Some home repairs or renovation might be necessary. Flooding or water pipes might be of concern to you today. You may uncover hidden problems which you have not noticed thus far. Work on creating a safer environment where you currently live in. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your ideas are full of imagination and creativity, yet your speech might not be as coherent to others today. You tend to react fast to the most subtle influences. In-laws might be too clingy and overly needy for your help or assistance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The lack of self-discipline makes you quite defiant towards your earnings. Your attitude towards your own finances might be so absent and nonchalant that you might not even realize the potential risk of losing some of your own resources. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are such a forgiving creature, but if your partner is not responding to you in the same gentle and fair manner as you are, then you should direct focus entirely on yourself. Don’t be afraid to say no and be affirmative about it. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
Blame should fall on husband, not other woman, for divorce Dear Annie: I’m a very sad For several years, I have en- asking her to make your lunch a woman. joyed a periodic lunch with a non- “phone free” zone so you can conI work and take care of my working friend where we catch up centrate on each other. home and kids. My husband and I on our kids’ activities and discuss If she refuses to turn off her had trouble getting pregnant with books or movies. cellphone and answers a call in the second child and after months Twice during recent lunches, mid-conversation, feel free to get of trying went to a fertility clinic. her cellphone has rung, and in up and leave, saying, “Obviously, It was a difficult mid-sentence, she has you are busy. Perhaps I’ll see you time, and I was not givpicked it up and com- another time.” ing my husband all of menced chatting with Dear Annie: I am responding the attention he needthe caller. to “Outcast Sister,” who cares for ed. I could understand her mom. One day, he was at if it were an emergenIt is terrible of her sisters to my friend’s house, and cy call from her son’s complain because she is getting a female acquaintance school, but I end up paid for this. No one realizes how of hers was there. This sitting there staring time consuming it is to watch a woman was in the midin silence at my lunch dle of her own divorce, while she cheerfully loved one. She should tell them to take a and she and my hustalks about a trip to the turn watching Mom, driving her to band began a conversabeach. tion. My husband thinks the doctor’s, and doing the launMITCHELL She told him if I should tell her that dry, housekeeping and bathing, & SUGAR he wasn’t happy, he I find this disrespect- and see how much time and effort should divorce me and ful and rude, as well as it takes. I am one of 10 kids who took be happy for himself, insensitive to my time care of Mom on weekends when instead of worrying constraints. about his wife and kids. Instead, when she calls to set the caregiver needed time off. Her sisters should be grateful My husband filed divorce pa- up a lunch date, I simply say that that she is willing to take this on pers while I was pregnant. Now I’m too busy. the two of them are together, and I no longer think this “friend- instead of hiring a paid stranger. he thinks I don’t know. ship” is worth my time. God bless her. — Enraged Reader What kind of woman thinks this Am I wrong to cut her out of my Annie’s Mailbox is written by is OK to do? life over this? — Disrespected Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, I have two small kids and love Dear Disrespected: It depends longtime editors of the Ann Landers my husband with all my heart. I on whether she offers anything column. Please email your questions know I have things to work on. other than an absentee luncheon to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Where is the respect for women date. write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creout there? — Broken Heart You are angry and looking to ators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, HerDear Broken: While we agree punish her. Decide whether you mosa Beach, CA 90254. that women shouldn’t go after want the friendBEST BUY – Correction Notice married men (and vice versa), you ship to end or are blaming the woman when it is w h e t h e r y o u In the July 19 flyer, page 12, the Asus Laptop with Intel® your husband who strayed. simply want her Core™ i7-4700HQ Processor (WebCode: 10256772) was He wanted an excuse to get out to put down the advertised with an incorrect spec. Please be advised that of his responsibilities, and she cellphone. this laptop DOES NOT have a Blu-ray drive, as previously was simply the match that lit the There is noth- advertised. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience flame. ing wrong with this may have caused our valued customers. 43473G24 Please see a lawyer immediately so you can protect yourself and your TTENTION ENTURE EARERS children. Then ask your husband to go with you for counseling to see whether you can reconcile. But if he is determined to get is now open. Our goal is to serve the public with same day relines out of the marriage, the and repairs. In many instances dentures are still in good shape but counseling will help you the ﬁt isn’t what it used to be, we can help! develop coping strategies Rather than remake your dentures, a denture reline allows us to reﬁt yyour for the future. dentures. If your dentures are loose, broken, or have missing teeth, give us a Your children need you to be strong and capable. call. We can help! We’ll Come ur Dear Annie: As a workLes McGregor, DD 403-356-1118 Cell: 403-307-2516 retosiyo ing mom, my schedule is dence #7, 4929 Ross Street, Red Deer tight.
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Captain Canuck creator Richard Comely paid a visit to Red Deer on Monday on his Western Canadian tour, stopping in at the Amazing Fantasy Comic Book Store on Ross Street. First appearing in 1975, Captain Canuck followed the story of a Canadian secret agent who gained superhuman strength through contact with extraterrestrials. Comely is stopping at comic book stores in major centres across Western Canada to meet with fans and promote the web-series, which can be viewed at captaincanuck.com. A feature film and new web-series graphic novels are also in the works, said Comely.
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Freedom films reign at TIFF THRILLER ABOUT JULIAN ASSANGE TO OPEN TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A dramatic thriller about controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will open this year’s Toronto International Film Festival while hotly anticipated features from directors Steve McQueen, Denis Villeneuve, Justin Chadwick and Matthew Weiner will make world premieres. British actor Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the infamous Assange in The Fifth Estate, the Bill Condon-directed film that will kick off the star-studded Toronto fest on Sept. 5. Cumberbatch is also among the stars of McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, which tells the true story of a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 and features turns from Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti. Festival director Piers Handling says he was struck by the number of films that deal with issues of freedom, noting that Chadwick’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom with Idris Elba will also debut at the fest. “It’s so much about people fighting to liberate themselves,” Handling said following a press conference Tuesday that revealed big-name gala and special presentations. “I mean that’s what Mandela is all about. We’re showing a film on Lech Walesa, of course that’s what the fight that he led in Poland is all about. (With) Julian Assange it’s all about freedom — freedom of information, freedom of access.” New films from directors Atom Egoyan, Alfonso Cuaron, Jason Reitman, Mike Myers and John Wells are also headed to the festival, widely regarded as a key platform for Oscar hopefuls. Wells has stacked his family dramedy August: Osage County, with A-listers including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Sam Shepard. It’s based on the Pulitzer Prize— and Tony Award— winning 2007 play. Meanwhile, Cuaron helms the 3D thriller Gravity, which stars Sandra Bullock as a brainy medical engineer who embarks on her first shuttle mission with help from an astronaut played by George Clooney. It will also open the Venice International Film Festival, starting Aug. 28. Reitman’s Labor Day casts Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin and Tobey Maguire in a tale about a 13-year-old and his mother who unwittingly taking an escaped convict into their home, while Egoyan will debut Devil’s Knot, based on the true story of three teens dubiously convicted of killing three children in a small Arkansas town. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Kevin Durand. Canadian director Don McKellar scores a prestigious gala slot for his Newfoundland-set film The Grand Seduction, an English-language remake of the 2003 Francophone film, Le Grande Seduction. It centres on a small town desperate to lure a doctor so that it can also get a factory, with Taylor Kitsch as the wooed doctor and Brendan Gleeson as a vil-
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Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange,left, with Daniel Bruhl as Daniel Domscheit-Berg are seen during the filming of the WikiLeaks drama, The Fifth Estate, in Reykjavik, Iceland. The Toronto International Film Festival in September, 2013, will open with the WikiLeaks drama. lager who does everything he can to make him stay. Myers, meanwhile, makes his directorial debut with Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, a documentary about the wild life of the veteran music executive, who is also a longtime pal of Myers’. The fest will close with director Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime, featuring Jennifer Aniston and Mos Def. Based on an Elmore Leonard novel, it’s described by Handling as “a very light, fluffy crime caper.” In the past, organizers traditionally picked a Canadian film to kick off the festivities, but more recently they have looked internationally for buzzy titles with emerging stars. The DreamWorks film The Fifth Estate is especially timely and should get people talking, says Handling. “Over the last five years I guess we’ve shown four international and one Canadian (film). Traditionally we used to open with a Canadian film. I think we’re open to anything at this point in time but we wanted to have the freedom to just invite anything,” he says.
“If there’s a film of that kind of stature that we are excited about we would definitely open with a Canadian film but this year we are opening with Fifth Estate and we’re delighted.” The 11-day festival will also mark the world premiere of Villeneuve’s Prisoners, which stars Hugh Jackman as a father pursuing his missing six-yearold daughter with help from a detective portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal. One of the last performances by James Gandolfini will also be unspooled, when Nicole Holofcener’s comedy Enough Said makes its world premiere. The Sopranos star, who died last month, plays the love interest of a divorced woman played by Julia LouisDreyfus. The Hollywood Reporter reports that another posthumous release comes by way of All The Wrong Reasons, an ensemble drama co-starring late Glee star Cory Monteith as a department store manager. Festival organizers would not confirm whether the film will join the lineup.
Gomez won’t give in to paparazzi RARELY SEEMS IN DANGER OF LOSING HER POISE AMID THE PRYING GAZE OF TABLOID PHOTOGRAPHERS
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US actress Selena Gomez smiles as she unveils the adidas NEO†fall/winter 2013 collection in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday July 9, 2013. her interviewer: “Are you going to be nice to me?” Gomez, we’re told, only wants to talk about Stars Dance, her fourth album overall and first without the backing band the Scene. And the Texan sure displayed some nifty footwork here, specifically when asked about the plaintive closing track Love Will Remember, which features such lovelorn lines as “You said you loved me, I said I loved you back/ What happened to that?” She has previously said the song was about Bieber, but probed on the subject on this day she merely offered up: “It’s a great song and
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and Get It and it makes me happy.” Gomez has mused on the possibility of Stars Dance, in stores this week, being her last studio album. She has a busy acting schedule, with films upcoming featuring the Wizards of Waverly Place star alongside Ethan Hawke (Getaway), Mary-Louise Parker and Elisabeth Shue (Behaving Badly) and Laurence Fishburne (William H. Macy’s directorial debut, “Rudderless”). She’s not discounting a return to recording in the future, but seems more intrigued by her future as an actress. “This (music) indus-
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TORONTO — While her on-again, off-again beau Justin Bieber has made a sport of angrily antagonizing the everpresent paparazzi, Selena Gomez rarely seems in danger of losing her poise amid the prying gaze of tabloid photographers. But it’s not because she condones their behaviour. “I don’t really want to give them what they want, you know?” the 21-year-old singer with the long, dark chocolate locks said in a recent interview. “I don’t agree with it (and) I don’t like it. I want to go to the grocery store and hang out with my friends at the movies and not be bothered by grown men with cameras — that’s awkward. “But at the same time, it’s a part of what I have to do and I have to sacrifice that, I guess. I just try to keep my head down because I know exactly what they want. They want a reaction and I don’t want to give it to them.” Indeed, the Disneyreared star always seemed the especially calm in contrast to Bieber’s perpetual storm — not that she’d talk about that, of course. Journalists were strictly forbidden from mentioning the Stratford, Ont., pop star’s name in the interview, a point mentioned several times then punctuated by the hulking body guard positioned by the hotel-room door. The heavy-handed rules must have caused some consternation, because these are the first words Gomez utters with a shy smile as she greets
that needs to say what it should say.” As indicated by the album’s first single, the suggestive tribal banger Come and Get It, the album finds Gomez tossing a few grains of grit atop her squeaky-clean image without approaching the risque depths regularly plumbed by peers. Nothing is as shocking as her role in last year’s Harmony Korine-directed bikinis’n’-balaclavas thriller Spring Breakers, and Gomez says she hoped to ease her fans into her maturation. “When I did listen to the record all the way down, the first thing in my mind was: “Is this appropriate from this age on to this age on? “That is important to me, 100 per cent,” she said. “So yes, I took that into consideration. But I think this was a perfect way for me to step into a little bit more of a mature side of music. “But I still have my littles dancing to Come
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MUNROE George Michael “Mike” 1953 - 2013 Mike Munroe of Little Dover, Nova Scotia passed away at the Red Deer Hospice on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the age of 60 years. Mike was born in Canso, Nova Scotia on June 19, 1953. He took his schooling at Guysborough Memorial High School and later received his Industrial Electrician at Canso Regional Vocational School. He was employed at a variety of places, such as, Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Halifax, maintenance at Canso Seafoods in Canso, Clearwater Fine Foods, he also worked as the Trawler Manager at Glace Bay. Along with these positions, Mike was also an Owner of Scotia Tech Fab Welding Shop. Mike was very fond of a good game of darts, cribbage, hunting, fishing, canoeing, boating and he especially enjoyed his time with family and friends. He always had time to lend a helping hand to a friend or a s t r a n g e r. I n 2 0 11 , M i k e moved from Nova Scotia to Alberta to be closer to his children. Mike will be lovingly remembered by his son; Jonathan Munroe of Red Deer, Alberta and his daughter; Alisa Munroe of Blackfalds, Alberta, as well as, sister; Margie (Ronnie) Horne of Canso, Nova Scotia, brothers; Eldon (Loretta) and Paul, all of Little Dover, Nova Scotia, Merle of Fox Island, Nova Scotia, David of Oxford, New Brunswick, Clifford (Roberta) of Antigonish, Nova Scotia and Dale (Shelly) of North Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his parents; Raymond and Kathleen Munroe and his sister; Paulette (Munroe) Richardson. A family service is being held in Nova Scotia. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3S6 or the Palliative Care Unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, 3942 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
RAY William Stuart “Bill” 1940 - 2013 With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of William Stuart “Bill” Ray of Delburne, Alberta. Bill passed away at home on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the age of 73 years. He was born and raised in Delburne, where he also completed his schooling. He then went on to work on the Alaskan highway for ten years, this is where he met his future wife Sonja. In 1965, Bill and Sonja were married. They then had three children, Brad, Brent and Carrie. In 1975, they decided to move to Delburne and raise their children. Bill will be lovingly remembered by his wife Sonja, daughter Carrie (Davin) of Crossfield and one granddaughter Riika. He was predeceased by his two sons Brent and Brad, sisters Wilma and Evelyn and parents William and Lillian. In accordance to Bill’s wishes, a service will not be taking place. Cremation will take place at Parkland Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
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989240 AB LTD. o/a TIM HORTONS Hiring 15 Permanent F/T Food Counter Attendants & 4 Permanent F/T Food Service Supervisors for both Red Deer Locations PRODUCTION Parkland Mall 6359 50 Ave. and TESTING 6020 - 67 St. PERSONNEL REQ’D Fax: 403-314-4427, email parklandtimhortons Day Supervisors @gmail.com (5- 10yrs experience) Must be available all shifts, Night Supervisors eves., wknds., nights (2-4yrs experience) $11./hr. - FCA $13./hr. - FSS Fax or email resume JOIN OUR FAST CALKINS CONSULTING GROWING TEAM!! o/a Tim Hortons Competitive Wages, 10 FOOD COUNTER Benefits, Retirement and ATTENDANTS $11/hr. Saving Plan! Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Fax: 403-782-9685 QUALIFICATIONS: Call 403-848-2356 or apply in person • Must be able to Provide own work truck • Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor and train crew • Strong Computer Skills • Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and Sour wells) F/T & P/T • Collect Data - pressure, COCKTAIL WAITER rates, temperatures /WAITRESS • Assist in Rig in and Rig Apply in Person out of equipment w/resume to: • Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m BLACKJACK LOUNGE locations across Western #1, 6350 - 67 St. Canada HARVARD Park Business REQUIREMENTS: Centre Ltd is looking for an experienced cook for our • Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , kitchen. Banquet Driver’s License required! experience is a plus and • M u s t b e w i l l i n g t o knowledge on dealing with submit pre access fit large groups. Seasonal. for duty test, as well as Fax resume to drug and alcohol 403-886-5003. • Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 • Ability to work in changing climate conditions website: www.cathedralenergyservices.com Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ cathedralenergyservices.com pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.
PROFLO Production Seperators is currently taking applications for PRODUCTION TESTERS Candidates must have oilfield experience, enthusiasm, willingness to work hard and be on call 24/7. H2S, First Aid, PST and/or CSTS. and a valid drivers license are the basic training req’d for the position. We are a small busy testing company with big standards. Please send a resume via email to email@example.com or fax to: 403-341-4588 Successful candidates will be called and put to work as soon as possible.
TIGERS COIL TUBING SERVICES
Looking to hire Class 2 coil tubing supervisors. Competitive wages and benefits. 403-866-5597 Fax resume to 403-504-9241
TREELINE WELL SERVICES
Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
Growing Central AB. Prod. Testing Co. is accepting resumes for Exp. Supervisors, Night Operators & Operators. Positions are safety sensitive. A valid Driver’s Licence, H2S and First Aid Tickets are req’d. Successful Applicants will be notified. Please fax resume with current tickets to (403)887-0343 or email: email@example.com
For (Thai Cuisine) wage $12 hr. Please apply in person w/resume to: BLACKJACK LOUNGE #1, 6350 - 67 St. Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118 LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $11.00 per hour. 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR 1 yr previous experience. F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $13.00 per hour 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. email@example.com
The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm. WE are looking for a F/T Assistant Cook, wage $13.50 hr/ 40 hrs./wk. Mail resume to: House of Eka 502, 4747 - 67 St.T4N 6H3
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Sales & Distributors
CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air technology and requires an
NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Central City Asphalt Ltd.
Outside Sales Rep
Class 1 or Class 3 Operator Packer Operator Flag People and Labourer.
for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in air compressors and pneumatics a definite asset. Base + commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply: firstname.lastname@example.org
24/7 COMPRESSION LTD. is looking for a field service technician. Minimum 10 yrs. exp. CAT,ET and Waukesha ESM certification needed. Full time contractor or employee. Send resume to email@example.com
Fax resume to (403) 885 5137 Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shipper / Receiver
AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233
24/7 COMPRESSION LTD. is looking for a shop service technician. 10 yrs. industry exp. and cylinder and accessory repair exp. an asset. Send resume to email@example.com
SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time
Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman
EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Yr. Round 8-5 Shop Work •
• • •
For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org SMITH ROOFING & SIDING Looking for EXPERIENCED SIDERS & ROOFERS. Call 403-782-4771 or 403-350-6571
Successful candidate will have shown dedication & precision in their work. Must have over 5 years heavy duty exp. Some fabrication/ welding exp. preferred. Priority will be given to licensed journeyman. Scheduled time off. Competitive compensation in a low pressure environment working with a great team. pumpingcompany@ gmail.com or fax: 403-342-0226 Attn: Charlie Re: Mechanic Position EXPERIENCED sheet metal installer req’d. Residential new housing and/or replacement expertise req’d. Call Brad 403-588-8399 or email brad@ ComfortecHeating.com
WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
Drillers & Helpers to Drill for Pilings
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
EXPERIENCED VALVE PERSONNEL & Central AB based trucking ASSISTANTS WANTED company requires Advantage Valve in Sylvan Owner Operators Lake is moving into a new facility and expanding. We & Company Drivers are looking for experienced in AB. Home the odd valve personnel and night. Weekends off. Late assistants. Knowledge in model tractor pref. API, ANSI and Actuated 403-586-4558 Valves with ability to deal with customers in service would be an asset. We offer competitive wages & benefit package. EMAIL: cliff@ advantagevalve.com or DRIVER req’d. for city & FAX: 403-887-1463 rural deliveries, must be able to work alone and GOODMEN with others. Duties incl. ROOFING LTD. driving, shipping/receiving Requires and customer service. Class 3 with air ticket and SLOPED ROOFERS abstract is req’d. Drop LABOURERS resume off at Weldco #11, & FLAT ROOFERS 7491 49th Ave. or fax to 403-346-1065. No phone Valid Driver’s Licence calls please. Only applipreferred. Fax or email cants selected for an email@example.com interview will be contacted. or (403)341-6722 DRIVERS for furniture NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! 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 is now accepting resumes F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. for the upcoming Minimum Class 5 with air turnaround season and clean abstract. Exp. JOURNEYMAN/ preferred. In person to Key APPRENTICE Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. * Pipefitters Red Deer. * Welders TRUCKING company * Boilermakers based out of Red Deer * Riggers looking for experienced * Field Administrators Class 1 drivers for winch tractor used for heavy ALSO ACCEPTING hauling and tank truck RESUMES FOR operators. Top wages and PERSON(S) exc. benefit pkg. Fax EXPERIENCED WITH resume and driver’s * Quality Control abstract to 403-346-3766 * Towers * Skilled Mechanical Labourer * Welder Helpers
Attributes: • • • •
Previous experience Organized & Reliable Physically fit Mechanically inclined
• Journeyman RV Technician status or equivalent related trade experience • Salary based on experience and ability • Company benefits • Top industrial wage for right person
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn Bill/Service
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING Service Plumbers. Journeyman, w/service exp. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244
JOURNEYMAN or 4th.Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: email@example.com or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087
Academic Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• • •
403-340-1930 www.academicexpress.ca DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in MUSTANG ACRES Mobile Home Park &
We require individuals with push pull experience, grade knowledge & able to work well with others for work in the Central AB area.
KENTWOOD Kelloway Cres. Kensington Cl. Kyte Cres.
Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience • Benefit package • Career advancement opportunities
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
Archibald Cres. Armitage Close
MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo.
ROSEDALE AREA Rowell Close & Ritson Close $98/mo.
DEER PARK AREA Dodge Ave, Donald Cl., & Dentoom Cl. $97.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk (Reliable vehicle needed) EAST MICHENER AREA 131 papers daily $777.00/mo. CLEARVIEW AREA 83 papers daily $444.00/mo.
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934
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
Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316
Logan Close Lees St./ Lawrence Cres. SUNNYBROOK AREA Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info **********************
SOUTH African ladies Chamois suit, XS, 23” waist, lined skirt, mint cond., $200 403-227-2976
MOVING: HP 4 in 1 printer, fax machine, copier, scanner never used, $75 403-347-0104
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
Firewood NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately
Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD, spruce & maple. Truck load. $20. **SOLD** FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
Food Counter Attendants Are you looking for a career opportunity with excellent Garden benefits, a mature working Supplies environment and opportunity to advance? If so, Subway MURPHY LAWNMOWER, has a position for you! runs well. Asking $35. Please apply online @ 403-347-5955 mysubwaycareer.com or CRYSTAL GLASS is Drop resume off in person seeking MOBILE REPAIR at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive Household OPERATOR. Must have Or email to vehicle, pay is hourly and Appliances email@example.com commission. Will train. or Call us at 403-342-0203 APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Drop off resume at: 4706-51 Avenue or fax selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. 346-5390 or email: warr. Riverside Appliances firstname.lastname@example.org 403-342-1042
TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
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: email@example.com 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 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 NIGHT OWL SECURITY Now looking to hire mature, reliable person for overnight security guard position. Resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: Ken. 403-740-4696 RENTAL STORE REQUIRES A DELIVERY PERSON. Must be physically fit. Apply in person 5929-48 Ave. or email: email@example.com
MOVING: Deep Freeze, apt. size, in good cond. $80. 403-347-0104
STOVE, Kenmore, self clean, white. $50. 403-343-0823
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
SOLID wood Cedar clad door 24”w, with hardware/frame $100 403-227-2976
FISHER Price village, vintage little people set, many pieces, good cond. $45. 403-314-9603
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
53” SONY projection tv, good working condition. First $150 takes it You pick up. Phone Viki 403-346-4263
Misc. for Sale
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
TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300
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Clearview COSGROVE CLOSE MULTI UNITS July 25, 26, & 27 Thurs.. - Sat. 8 - 6 Lots of Everything! Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds
MULTI-FAMILY / MOVING Tons of quality stuff. Furn. to books to outside items. Thurs. 25th starting at 3:00, through Sat. 27th until 5:00 Take Hwy 2A, N. of Blackfalds, turn E. on Lakeside Sargent Rd., approx. 4 km until you see Deer Ridge Estates, turn right. 3rd house on right.
To Advertise Your Business or Service Here
Call Classiﬁeds 403-309-3300 classiﬁeds@reddeeradvocate.com Accounting
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS EVESTROUGH / WINDOW Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. CLEANING. 403-506-4822 with oilfield service GUTTERS CLEANED & International ladies companies, other small REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351 VELOX EAVESTROUGH Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Private back entry. 403-341-4445 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY MASSAGE ABOVE ALL IN CLASSIFIEDS WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 Escorts
VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822
GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St.
Community Support Worker Cleaning Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades Complete Janitorial G E D c l a s s e s d a y s / www.performancemaint.ca evening 403-358-9256 Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.
Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:
CLASSIFICATIONS UPS is now hiring a FULL TIME DRIVER Applicants must be physically fit and be able to lift up to 70 lbs. Mon. to Fri, 10 to 12 hours per day. Alberta Class 5 license, clean abstract. This is fast paced, physically demanding environment. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Apply by online @ www.upsjobs.com or fax resume to: 403-648-3310
• All aspects of RV Service work • Seasonal extended hours • Customer interaction
EASTVIEW AREA 110 papers daily $589.00/mo.
1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Custom T’s, is Hiring Salespersons Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Good English and communication skills, Customer service oriented. F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $14.00 hourly E-mail: Reachiesales@gmail.com Alberta LTD 1693338 Extreme Energy o/a Hiring Sales Supervisor -retail at Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Exp. min. 2 yrs. Good English. Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff. F/time, perm, shifts, weekends. Salary - $19./hr Reachiesales@gmail.com RED Deer based Acid hauling company looking for a Salesperson. Fax resume to 403-346-3766 Please email along with resume all safety tickets and trade tickets. Please specify which position you’re applying for. Email: resumes @newcartcontracting.com
RV TECHNICIAN/ RV TECH APPRENTICE
BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.
TCM Massage Therapy Insurance avail. 8 am-9 pm www.mygimex.org 587-877-7399 10am-midnight 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691 LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* VII MASSAGE INDEPENDENT w/own car
LAMINATE and hardwood installers, com/res, professional, reliable, 30 yrs. experience 403-358-0091
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
Executive Touch Massage (newly reno’d) (FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650
#7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town. RED DEER’S BEST
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
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
Property clean up 340-8666
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.
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5* JUNK REMOVAL
GARAGE door service. WINDOW / EVESTROUGH Save 50%. 403-358-1614 CLEANING. 403-506-4822
LAWNS, hedges, & Junk Removal, 403-358-1614 TREE BRANCHES REMOVED ing central AB. 403-318-4346 & Trim Hedges 403-896-2108 Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serv-
RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 24, 2013 D3
FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here DO YOU HAVE A SPORTS CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
DO YOU HAVE AN ATV TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
DO YOU HAVE A BOAT TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2008 BMW 335i, lthr., 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
DO YOU HAVE A DIRT BIKE TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! $27,850. Call 403-350-4323
DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
DO YOU HAVE A CAR TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2007 BMW 328 Xi sunroof, lthr., $20,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 GMC 1500, 4x4, 5.3 SLE, no issues. 161,000 km
2010 DODGE Journey RT sunroof, leather,
2007 CHEV Monte Carlo LS
2008 GRAND PRIX $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
2010 FORD Expedition
DO YOU HAVE A MOTORHOME TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2008 HUMMER H3 Alpha lthr., sunroof, $15,888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
DO YOU HAVE A HEAVY TRUCK TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
speed, lthr., $22,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 F150 4X4 S/C XLT Loaded, only 171,000 kms. $7950. 403-348-9746
2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
2010 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350 lthr.,
DO YOU HAVE A JEEP TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2005 Gulf Stream 40’
2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $10,500 obo 403-391-8264
DO YOU HAVE
command bridge, 26’ twin OMC gas motor needs some work, on 11,000lb. CVW trailer. $4900 obo 780-910-7024
2001 BMW Z3 loaded, 5 spd. manual, 2 tone leather int. new windshield & tires. $11,500 obo 403-755-2760
1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2001 CHEVY Blazer SUV 4 x 4 -very good condition, low km’s -$5,750.00 OBO
2004 FORD Freestar. Perfect in every way. 190,000 km. All options incl. remote start. New tires. New windshield. Asking $8000. 587-377-3547
DO YOU HAVE A TRUCK CAMPER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2004 KIA Sorento LX, 4X4, 77859 kms., $8,888.
1990 VANGUARD 28’ 460 Ford, air, cruise, sleeps 6, rear bed, full shower & bath, 73,500 kms. $12,000. 403-302-8061
1991 International dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. ***SOLD***
2003 AUDI A4, fully loaded, $7300. 403-340-0295
2003 CHEV 2500, 4x4 S/C, loaded, leather. very nice shape in and out. sunroof. $4950. ***SOLD***
1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice $11,000 403-347-7893 598-3104
2003 CHEV Avalanche,
1997 DODGE Ram 1500 145,000 km. Manual, 4x4, gas, canopy. $6500 obo. 403-728-3161 or 304-4239
4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $7350. 403-348-9746
DO YOU HAVE A TENT TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
2003 CIVIC DX 180,000 km. $5000. 403-340-0295
1999 MALIBOU 21’8”, w/trailer, Inboard V8, 325 hp $20,000. 403-607-2958
DO YOU HAVE A SEADOO TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
348-8788 Sport & Import
FWD, 93492 kms., $10,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2004 LAND ROVER SE3 Freelander AWD, $8,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2005 BMW Z4 3.0L 6
Eddie Bauer 4X4,.$26888 348-8788 Sport & Import
AWD, lthr., sunroof, 52012 kms, $18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
sunroofs, 98,295 kms., $29,888 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 HONDA CRV EXL, awd, lthr., sun roof, command start, 134,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 343-6156
2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623
2010 SILVERADO 1500 LTZ silver, 90,000. 403-346-2608
2007 INFINITY G35X, lthr. sunroof, nav., $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2008 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 350 sunroof,
DO YOU HAVE A HOLIDAY TRAILER TO SELL? ADVERTISE IT IN THE FAST TRACK, Call 309-3300.
4 slides, 8.1 GMC workhorse, loaded, 1 owner, beautiful cond. $66,000. 780-372-2079
2006 BMW X5 panoroof, lthr., $16,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import
$18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2007 SUBURBAN 1500 LT loaded, new tires. DVD, 103,000 km. 403-346-2608
nav., 20,415 kms, $32,888. **SOLD** Sport & Import
2011 MITSUBISHI RVR GT Fully loaded, black cloth seats. 45,000 km. $19,400 OBO. **SOLD**
2008 SMART Passion convertible, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
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D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Misc. for Sale
CANNING JARS, Quarts, $7/doz. Pints $5/doz. 8 SPIDER PLANTS, Large $10. ea. Small. $5/ea. 403-347-7658, 396-4078 LARGE box of assorted light bulbs, take all $15; power rakes for lawn mower, two 15” & one 16” all three for $15; 2 part bags of lawn fertilizer (16-20-0) $15 & $10; 3 large carpet pcs. beige, all $10; set of bike hanging racks $10; large box of clear plastic jars, all $10; 3 boxes of misc. nails, nuts, bolts, etc. $8/box, 2 stainless steel wine racks ea. holds 12 bottles $10/ea, bar shelf 5’ x 9 3/4”w $10; 16 Country & Western cassette tapes $16; 29” long pry bar $10; garage storage cabinet 6’ x 3 4 ” w x 1 2 d $30 403-314-2026 PLAYHOUSE 10 x 8 1/2, to be moved, upright freezer, elliptical exercise bike ALL FREE 403-887-8717 ROSE bowls, vases and plant holders. Box full for $20. 403-314-9603
PRETTY KITTENS desperately need loving homes. Very playful & active. FREE. Variety of colorful kittens 403-782-3130
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Weiner in hot water for sending lewd messages again AFTER FORMER CONGRESSMAN’S ORIGINAL SCANDAL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — Anthony Weiner was back in the scandal spotlight on Tuesday, admitting to fresh accusations of lewd online messages sent to a young woman — this time, with his wife by his side pledging her allegiance, even as he confessed to bad behaviour a year after his resignation from Congress. Weiner, the former congressman now running for New York City mayor, said the messages were “nothing new” and were part and parcel of the many issues he’s spent the past two years working through with his wife, Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton adviser. His 22-year-old accuser says their correspondence took place only a year ago, while Weiner, 48, was in the midst of his exile from the public eye, ostensibly as he made amends to Abedin. The exchanges, published on the gossip website TheDirty.com, consist largely of raunchy banter about an array of sexual acts. At one point, the man reported to be Weiner wrote to his online paramour: “I’m deeply flawed.” At a hastily arranged news conference a few hours after explicit texts and photographs emerged, a nervouslooking Abedin — usually highly protective of her privacy — took to the podium to defend her husband, who used the pseudonym Carlos Danger in some of the new exchanges. “Anthony’s made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after, but I do strongly believe that’s between us and our marriage,” she said, adding it had required hard work and a “lot of therapy” to get past those mistakes. “We discussed all of this before Anthony decided to run for mayor. I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward.” Weiner, for his part, largely read from a statement he’d made earlier in the day. “As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress,” he said.
“This behaviour is behind me. I’ve apologized to Huma and am grateful that she has worked through these issues with me and for her forgiveness.” He was peppered with questions from the packed news conference about the timing of his conduct, however, and why he’d never revealed until Tuesday that he had continued sending explicit online messages to a strange woman long after he’d resigned. While Weiner said some of the fresh allegations were untrue, he didn’t elaborate. One exchange showed Carlos Danger suggesting buying a Chicago condo where he could meet up with his Internet friend and have sex. Weiner insisted his wife knew of last year’s exchanges. “As I was more and more honest with her, I told her everything,” he said. But in a New York Times profile of the couple published earlier this year, Abedin made several references to the scandal “two years ago,” never hinting that her husband’s conduct had continued. The couple wed in 2010 in a ceremony officiated by former president Bill Clinton, himself no stranger to sex scandals. In all, Tuesday’s news conference had the surreal tone of a public therapy session — at best, it provided a painful glimpse of an ambitious but troubled soul and his wounded but perhaps equally ambitious wife; at worst, it was the final nail in the coffin of a once-promising political career and, perhaps, his marriage. Weiner announced his resignation from Congress in June 2011 after spending days denying he’d sent lewd messages and photos of his bulging boxer briefs to Internet strangers. Abedin was pregnant at the time, and the pair have said publicly that they’ve spent the past two years working on their marriage and raising their young son. Earlier this year, Weiner announced he was running for New York mayor. On the campaign trail, he has often apologized for his past misdeeds, asked New Yorkers to give him a second chance and spoken lovingly of his wife.
U.S. feds go with plan to shoot barred owls to save threatened spotted owl THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a final environmental review of an experiment to see if killing barred owls will allow northern spotted owls to reclaim territory they’ve been driven out of over the past halfcentury. The agency has been evaluating the idea since 2009, gathering public comment and consulting ethicists, focus groups and scientific studies. It will issue a final decision on the plan in a month. “If we don’t manage barred owls, the probability of recovering the spotted owl goes down significantly,” said Paul Henson, Oregon state supervisor for Fish and Wildlife. The agency’s preferred course of action calls for killing 3,603 barred owls in four study areas in Oregon, Washington and Northern California over the next four years. The plan is expected to cost about $3 million and requires a special permit under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibits killing nongame birds. Neither the timber industry nor the Audubon Society was pleased with it. “Shooting a few isolated areas of barred owl isn’t going to help us as forest managers, nor is it going to help the forest be protected
from wildfires, and catastrophic wildfire is one of the big impediments to spotted owl recovery,” said Tom Partin, president of the American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry group. Bob Sallinger, conservation director for the Audubon Society of Portland, said saving the spotted owl is of paramount importance, but the focus must remain on protecting habitat. “To move forward with killing barred owls without addressing the fundamental cause of spotted owl declines, from our perspective, is not acceptable,” he said. Henson said the Northwest Forest Plan, which cut logging by 90 per cent on national forests in the 1990s, has done a good job of providing habitat for the spotted owl. But the owls’ numbers have continued to slide. Henson said unless barred owls are brought under control, the spotted owl in coming decades might disappear from Washington’s northern Cascade Range and Oregon’s Coast Range, where the barred owl incursion has been greatest. It has taken the federal government a long time to get to this point. The California Academy of Sciences killed some barred owls in spotted owl territory on the Klamath National Forest in Northern California in 2005, and the owner of some redwood timberlands in Northern California regularly kills barred owls to protect spotted owls. The idea of killing one type of owl to protect another underscores a fragile balance of nature that biologists have struggled with for
years. Between 2000 and 2006, wildlife officials captured and removed more than 40 golden eagles from the Channel Islands off Southern California to protect the island fox. They also hired a company to kill 5,000 feral pigs on Santa Cruz in a controversial program to restore the island’s ecosystem. In Oregon, officials have used lethal injections to kill selected California sea lions that feast on protected salmon in the Columbia River. And in Yosemite National Park, saving bighorn sheep has meant hunting protected mountain lions. The northern spotted owl is an icon of bitter disputes between the timber industry and environmentalists over the use of Northwest forests. Because of its dwindling numbers, the little bird was listed as a threatened species in 1990, which resulted in logging cutbacks and lawsuits. Barred owls are bigger, more aggressive and less picky about food. They started working their way across the Great Plains in the early 1900s, and by 1959 were in British Columbia. Barred owls now cover the spotted owl’s range, in some places outnumbering them as much as 5-to-1. The Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal calls for a combination of killing and capturing barred owls. But capturing owls is far more expensive and difficult. And the agency has found only five zoos or other facilities willing to take a barred owl if it’s captured, said Robin Bown, the wildlife biologist in charge of the evaluation.
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Opposition wants Hezbollah leaders to stand trial SYRIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — The Syrian opposition said Tuesday that Lebanese Hezbollah leaders should be put on trial for fighting on the government’s side in the Syrian civil war. The surge in Hezbollah involvement has coincided with a turn in the tide of the fighting in favour of President Bashar Assad’s forces and may be a factor in it. Also Tuesday, a United Nations delegation tasked with investigating the use of chemical weapons landed in Lebanon on its way for its first trip to Syria. Hezbollah’s active support of Assad’s forces has fanned the flames of sectarian tensions in the region. The Syrian conflict, now in its third year, is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, spilling over into Lebanon. The overwhelmingly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Assad see Hezbollah’s involvement as a declaration of war. “We call for Hezbollah leaders to be put on trial for the terrorist crimes they committed on Syrian territory,” a statement issued by the Westernbacked Syrian National Coalition, Syria’s main opposition group, said Tuesday. The European Union placed Hezbollah’s military wing on its terror list Monday after diplomatic pressure from the U.S. and Israel. Some European countries pushed for EU action citing a terrorist attack in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort of Burgas last year that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian. Hezbollah’s military wing was accused of involvement, an allegation it denied. Several EU nations have pointed to Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria as further reason for the move. The opposition group hailed the EU decision but stressed the need for European countries to take “concrete steps that would contribute to stopping the militia’s involvement in Syria.”
Iran and Syria said Tuesday that the EU’s decision serves Israel’s interests. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araghchi told a news conference in Tehran that the designation was “strange” and “uncalculated” and won’t change Hezbollah’s “popular and justice-seeking identity.” Seeking to appease concerns in Beirut, the EU ambassador to Lebanon, Angelina Eichhorst, said after meeting with Lebanon’s caretaker foreign minister that the EU will work with any Lebanese government “even if Hezbollah is part of it.” Hezbollah and its allies dominated Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government, which resigned in March. Politicians have not been able to form a new government since. Syria’s civil war has killed more than 93,000 people and displaced millions. Both sides accuse each other of using chemical weapons in the war. Swedish chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom and U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane arrived Tuesday in Beirut on their way to Damascus, Lebanese airport officials said. The Syrian government has invited them for talks on the terms of a U.N. investigation. The Syrian regime accuses rebels of using chemical agents in a March 19 attack in the government-controlled Aleppo suburb of Khan al-Assal. Assad’s government has refused to allow inquiries in other places. Khan al-Assal fell to the rebels hands on Monday. Even if the U.N. team does get access, it likely will be difficult to find evidence from the attack because so much time has passed. Robert Serry, the U.N. Mideast envoy, told the Security Council that the U.N. has received 13 reports of alleged chemical weapons use in Syria. He said Sellstrom’s team is studying this and other material. “There is a growing body of limited but persuasive information showing that the regime has used and continues to use chemical weapons, including sarin,” said British U.N. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant. In June, the United States said it had conclusive evidence that Assad’s regime used chemical weapons against opposition forces. That crossed what
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In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, fighters from the Free Syrian Army targets one of the bastions of the regime’s forces in Aleppo, Syria, Monday. Syrian rebels seized a strategic village on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, just hours after other opposition fighters sustained some of their heaviest losses in months in battles to the south near the capital, Damascus. President Barack Obama called a “red line,” prompting a U.S. decision to begin arming rebel groups, although that has not happened yet. Russia, Syria’s close ally, has called the chemical weapon allegations facing Assad’s regime groundless, claiming Russian experts determined that Syrian rebels made sarin nerve gas and used it in the deadly Khan al-Assal attack. In Syria, an al-Qaida-linked group warned civilians to stay off a road linking central Syria with Aleppo, declaring it a military zone. Rebels are trying to cut one of the regime’s main routes for supplying its forces in the north, activists said.
The warning came a day after rebels went on the offensive in Syria’s north, seizing three villages in the province where a military stalemate has been in place since last summer. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo Media Center said that al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra is threatening to target any vehicle using the road starting Wednesday. The warning was posted online. The regime uses the route to ferry supplies to its forces in the north because the rebels already have severed the main north-south highway that connects Damascus with the embattled city of Aleppo.
Virginia no longer for lovers U.S. lawmakers of both parties divided on foreign policy questions after talk of oral sex ban THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — The gubernatorial race in Virginia is raising eyebrows across the nation thanks to the seemingly archaic views of the Republican vying for the job — in particular, Ken Cuccinelli’s desire to bring back laws that would outlaw oral and anal sex between any two people. On the campaign trail, Cuccinelli, the state’s attorney general, has been defending the state’s so-called Crimes Against Nature laws, struck down earlier this year by a federal court. The laws banned what it called “sodomy” — including anal and oral sex between any two consenting adults, married or unmarried, gay or straight. Cuccinelli, who unveiled a website this week that called for the laws to be resurrected, insists they were meant to protect children from sexual predators. In a tight race for the governor’s mansion against Democrat Terry McAuliffe, Cuccinelli also says his support of Crimes Against Nature isn’t aimed at consenting adults. The text of the statute, however, states that any person who “carnally knows any male or female person by the anus or by or with the mouth, or voluntarily submits to such carnal knowledge,
he or she shall be guilty of a Class 6 felony.” Cuccinelli, a Tea Party darling for his unflinching social conservatism, is being roundly mocked for his support of the law by everyone from his political foes in Virginia to the women of “The View.” Barbara Walters asked earlier this week: “What happened to the slogan ‘Virgina Is For Lovers?”’ When Walters opined that Cuccinelli “equates oral sex with homosexuality,” co-host Sherri Shepherd replied: “Then I’m as gay as a gay twodollar bill.” Under withering attack from McAuliffe, Cuccinelli has gone on the offensive, accusing his foe of endangering children by failing to support the law. In Virginia — a state considered “purple” because it used to be reliably Republican but has elected a Democratic commander-in-chief in the past two presidential elections — some are questioning the strategy of taking a far-right stance on social issues. Voters in the state’s urban areas and northern reaches are largely Democratic, while those in the rural south vote Republican. Even fellow Republicans aren’t fans of Cuccinelli’s. “I have serious reservations about his ability to effectively and responsibly govern our state,”
Bill Bolling, the state’s lieutenant governor, said recently. Cuccinelli bested Bolling for the party nomination, prompting Bolling to launch a media tour lamenting the party’s puzzling embrace of social conservative causes at a time when the state is becoming more moderate. He also established the The Virginia Mainstream Project aimed at recruiting moderate Republican candidates and to promote “responsible conservative policy solutions.” It’s certainly not the first time Cuccinelli has campaigned on an extreme social conservative platform. While running for attorney general in 2009, Cuccinelli said he opposed all “homosexual acts.” “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong,” he said four years ago. “They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural-lawbased country, it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that.” As a state senator, he also gave the thumb’s up to anti-adultery laws. In an interview in the Virginian Style Weekly magazine in 2008, Cuccinelli defended laws criminalizing extramarital sex, saying that such restrictions “ought to stay on the books.” “Frankly it wouldn’t hurt to enforce them more,” he told the publication.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is facing a divided Congress as he makes a limited attempt to end more than two years of bloodshed in Syria and insists on continued U.S. assistance to a turbulent Egypt. Members of both top political parties are questioning greater U.S. military and financial involvement. It’s a reflection of the Obama administration’s uncertain foreign policy as it sorts out America’s role in an increasing sectarian conflict in Syria that threatens the entire Middle East. The ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, also raised questions related to advocating democracy and U.S. national security goals. Options for the U.S. military in Syria, from arming groups opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad to establishing a no-fly zone, carry risks and billion-dollar price tags, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this week. Congressional efforts to cut off funds for Syria and Egypt were expected to be put to a vote on Wednesday as the House of Representatives debates a $598.3 billion defence spending bill for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.
Teen suspect in neighbour’s death shot by police BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAGINAW, Texas — A U.S. teenager suspected of suffocating his 6-year-old neighbour with plastic bags and dumping the girl not far her home was shot in the head in an exchange of gunfire with police. Tyler Holder, 17, was hospitalized, but authorities have not released his condition. A police detective was seriously wounded but was expected to recover. The police team had gone to Holder’s home in Texas to serve search warrants. Authorities suspect Holder sexually assaulted and suffocated Alanna Gallagher, who was found with plastic bags taped around her neck, a capital murder arrest warrant affidavit says. Holder’s DNA matched evidence found on the girl’s body and on a belt wrapped around the tarp, according to the affidavit.
Two teenagers three weeks ago found the girl’s naked body, which was stuffed in a large trash bag, wrapped in a tarp and dumped on a street. Police also are trying to determine who set fire to a makeshift memorial for the girl and burned a car owned by the girl’s family. Holder lives two doors down from the house where Alanna lived with her family. She had been playing outside the afternoon she went missing, and a neighbour told authorities that the girl was last seen by Holder’s flower beds, according to the affidavit. The affidavit says Holder told neighbours that the child found dead was Alanna before authorities had revealed the victim’s identity. Matt Zavadsky, a spokesman with Fort Worth’s MedStar Emergency Medical Services, indicated the teen was shot in the head Tuesday.
Kimberly Holder, who lives at the home with her son, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she does not know his condition. She referred questions to her attorneys. One of the attorneys, Lance T. Evans, said in an email to the newspaper that Kimberly Holder was in shock and worried about her son’s condition. He declined further comment. Yolanda Sierra, who lives in the same neighbourhood, said he was wearing a T-shirt that read “Wanted” at a memorial service for Alanna. “It’s inappropriate because ... she was murdered,” Sierra said. Neighbours described Holder as a nuisance. Richard Spencer, 15, said Holder seemed odd and suspicious. “He put off a weird attitude, a weird vibe,” Spencer said. “It was the way he talked, his tone of voice.”
On Tuesday, a Senate panel approved aid for Egypt, with conditions. Sen. Bob Corker, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said he still believes the U.S. should arm Syria’s rebels but expressed reservations about a no-fly zone or any other military action. “I don’t want to get into a situation where escalation is very easy,” Corker told reporters on Tuesday. Corker was scathing in his criticism of the administration for refusing to outline publicly its plans for arming Syrian opposition fighters. Another Republican, Sen. Rand Paul, said he is opposed to any U.S. intervention. “It’s a very messy civil war with some bad people on both sides and maybe some good people on both sides,” Paul said. That position is completely opposed by others in his party, such as Sen. John McCain, a former presidential candidate. Democrats are split as well between interventionists and opponents. The conflict in Syria has killed an estimated 93,000 and displaced millions, taxing the resources of neighbouring Jordan and Turkey and prompting Israel to strike several times at what it claims were weapons convoys to the militant group Hezbol-
lah. Syria’s fighting has spilled over to Lebanon, a country with a long history of sectarian warfare. Obama opposed providing any lethal assistance to Syria’s rebels until last month. His administration is now moving ahead with sending weapons to vetted rebels after securing the approval of the House and Senate Intelligence committees. “Their effort to help the right set of rebels in Syria is in our nation’s best interest,” House Speaker John Boehner, the most powerful Republican in Congress, told reporters Tuesday. The White House acknowledged that momentum in the conflict has shifted as Hezbollah and Iran have helped Assad’s forces. Obama and his national security team still have yet to say publicly what weapons they’ll provide the opposition and when they’ll deliver them. Pressed by Congress, however, Dempsey outlined the range of options the administration is considering. He said a no-fly zone to protect Syrian rebels would require hundreds of U.S. aircraft at a cost of as much as $1 billion per month. Creating a buffer zone for the rebels would probably require U.S. ground troops and cost a similar amount, he said.
BULGARIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOFIA, Bulgaria — Police in Bulgaria used force against demonstrators who tried to prevent them from evacuating ministers and lawmakers trapped inside Parliament. Four people were injured. Anti-government protests in the capital that have been going on for 40 days escalated Tuesday evening as several hundred demonstrators trapped the officials inside Parliament in a bid to oust the leftleaning government. A bus arrived at Parliament to escort the officials out, but protesters refused to let the vehicle leave, forming a human chain and hurling stones at it. Demonstrators shouted “Murderers!” as dozens of police in riot gear pushed and clubbed them to clear a path for the bus. After an hour, the vehicle had to return to the building. The people hurt included some with head injuries. A total of 109 people - including three ministers, some 30 lawmakers, journalists and parliament staff remain trapped inside the building, according to National TV which broadcast the events live. Protesters said they were determined to continue with the blockade of the building until their demands are met.
D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 24, 2013
* Royal Chinet dinner plates
Spend $175 and receive a
*Spend $175 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location and receive free Royal Chinet dinner plates (125 count). Excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated. The retail value of up to $16.97 will be deducted from the total amount of your purchase before sales taxes are applied. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. Valid from Wednesday, July 24 until closing Thursday, July 25, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotional offers. No substitutions, refunds or exchanges on free item. 481953 10000 03703 4 4
wild fresh pink salmon whole, dressed, 2 ﬁsh per bag 247118
Rubbermaid 48 qt. 3 Day cooler 725073 7169116627
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
peaches product of USA, no 1 grade or
nectarines product of USA 723703 / 724114 4037 / 4035
Rubbermaid 50 qt. wheeled 5 Day cooler 585670 7169121187
Sling dining set 6 piece 426323 5870312515
Tera Gear 72K BTU BBQ grill ®
D. Oetker Paneello or Casa Di Mama pizza assorted varieties, frozen, 325-450 g 898454 5833617000
Swanson Hungry-Man dinners
assorted varieties, frozen, 411-455 g 222911 6321106502
Pampers club size plus diapers
size 1-6, 104-210’s
PC® sirlion burger 445383 6038364238
5.47 /kg frozen, 8 burgers, 1.13 kg
LIMIT 6 AFTER LIMIT
fresh sweet peppers product of Canada 308320 5783600004
Bakeshop white or whole wheat bread sliced or unsliced, 454 g
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
selected varieties, 550-663 g 793792 5679600495
LIMIT 1 AFTER LIMIT
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, 625 g, Corn Flakes, 680 g or All Bran, 525 g cereal
Enfamil A+ or Enfapro A+ infant formula
BAG OF 3 /lb
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
LIMIT 4 AFTER LIMIT
SUMMER CLEARANCE ON NOW! While quantities last. Selection varies by store.
in Superbucks® value when you pay with your
per litre** †
in Superbucks® value per litre** using any other purchase method
Redeem Superbucks towards purchases made in-store.**
**Redeem your earned Superbucks® value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial® MasterCard® or President’s Choice Financial® debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. Superbucks® value expires 60 days after date of issue. Superbucks® value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. Superbucks® value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. Identiﬁcation may be required at the time of redemption. See Superbucks® receipt for more details. ® Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. ©2013. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC.
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July 24, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate