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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Cadets offered rare aviation experience Youth at the Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre fly in biplane BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express



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ifty cadets have the opportunity this week to fly in a vintage biplane that was used for training in the Second World War. The Raytheon Yellow Wings Youth Leadership Initiative is providing the opportunity for the youngsters. About 500 cadets are currently staying on the old Penhold base taking various courses throughout the summer. Of those, 50 were chosen via writing an essay as to why they deserve the opportunity to fly. Those 50 cadets are having the opportunity to fly in a Boeing PT – 27 Stearman over the course of this week. According to the Yellow Wings web site, the two-seater biplane introduced by Stearman Aircraft Division of Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, in 1934, became an unexpected success during the Second World War. Despite its almost obsolete design, its simple, rugged construction made it ideal as a trainer for novice pilots for the U.S. Army Air Corps and U.S. Navy. Vintage Wings of Canada was founded in 2003 and is based in Gatineau, Quebec. Each year, Vintage Wings’ qualified volunteers pilots fly its collection of 15 beautifully-restored aircraft from the Second World War and the Cold War to thousands of Canadians at events and air shows across Canada. It is a public charitable organization with the pilots being volunteers. The cost of running the planes are by the way of donations. Krusti Whelan, pilot with Vintage Wings is at the old base this week. “We’re here to try and instill a little bit of aviation in them by way of this 70-year-old biplane that was used for training for those fighting in the Second World War. They also learn about the history of the plane, the wonder of flight and they also get some talking to about the importance of staying in school. We hope they become the future leaders of Canada.” Vintage Wings of Canada is giving this opportunity to youth

TAKING FLIGHT – From left, Pilot Derek Blatchford, Cadets Maria Higuerey, 16, Gregory Esman, 17, Mallory Schafer, 16 and Pilots Jeff Bell and Krusti Whelan Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express stand in front of the Boeing PT-27 Stearman that the young cadets had the opportunity to fly.

across Canada. Officials are hoping to fly about 500 cadets by the end of the summer. Cadet Mallory Schafer, 16, of Coronation, had a chance to fly in the plane earlier this week. “It was absolutely breathtaking,” she said. Schafer is going into her sixth year as a cadet and said she initially got involved because of her grandfather. “I enjoy the whole experience and everything it brings with it. It’s unique and it’s something that not everyone can experience,” she said, adding she hopes to one day join the military and become a search and rescue technician.

Cadet Gregory Esman, 17, from Ottawa, also had the opportunity to fly the vintage plane. “It was amazing. Air cadets gives you a lot of cool opportunities. It was really cool to have your hands out of the cockpit and feel the air and I like how everything is old-fashioned – the headsets are old-fashioned,” he said, adding he hopes to incorporate flying into his future even if it just as a hobby. “It was great to have this opportunity.” Esman has been apart of cadets for more than five years. “I enjoy the new people you get to meet, very important life skills that you learn and you get a lot of

leadership skills.” Pilot Derek Blatchford said the opportunity these cadets get by flying in a vintage plane is a once in a lifetime experience. “When you watch them at the end of the flight, you see their faces and it’s just amazing.” Pilot Jeff Bell, who was a basic cadet in 1992 at the base said it’s a great experience to be back to inspire today’s youth. “It’s great to come back and to be involved in this organization – it’s a phenomenal organization. We didn’t get to do stuff like this when I was in cadets, so this would have been really great to do back then. It’s an awesome





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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Council approves economic strategy final report BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express City council approved the final report of the Economic Development Strategy at this week’s regular meeting. The document, which was completely supported with the exception of Councillor Tara Veer, will be used as a guide for future development initiatives. The draft strategy was first presented to Council last month and included six major focus areas strategic positioning, economic diversification, land use, labour availability, small business support and downtown revitalization. As part of the consultation a focus group was held with the Economic Development Strategy Advisory Committee, and a survey was sent out to 1,200 mem-

bers of Red Deer’s business community asking them to rank the plan’s 34 strategies for economic development. “We asked participants to determine whether a particular strategy was of high, medium or low priority or a priority at all,” said John Sennema, the City’s land and economic development manager. Ultimately, 124 responses were received. “The objective being to have a document that is not a City of Red Deer strategy, but is a community-based economic development strategy,” he said. Based on the feedback from the focus group and surveys, five strategies were ranked as high priorities - capitalize on Red Deer’s central location, attract more workers to Red Deer, promote growth of

creativity and knowledgebased businesses, ensure sufficient supply of serviced industrial land and unlock the potential of road, rail and air transportation networks.

“THE OBJECTIVE BEING TO HAVE A DOCUMENT THAT IS NOT A CITY OF RED DEER STRATEGY, BUT IS A COMMUNITYBASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY.” JOHN SENNEMA “They really are cornerstones of economic development,” said Bruce Schollie of Schollie Research & Consulting, who was brought onboard to help with interpretation of the data.

Moving forward, administration will assess the City’s role in relation to individual strategies and determine if the City leads, partners or supports each initiative. Councillor Paul Harris said he appreciated the work that had been done on the report, adding that from a business perspective, “It’s exactly the kind of work that we need toward a good plan in the future. “I’m really comfortable with the document and I think there is some really great material in here. It will not only serve council and administration but it will also serve the community well.” Councillor Cindy Jeffer-

ies agreed. “I speak in favour of this document as a planning document for the City and perhaps for our partners within the community. I think it provides good direction and would help us all focus as we move forward hopefully in a concerted effort. “I also look forward to the next steps becoming a little more clear and the detail to follow,” she said. “I think it will become a great roadmap and a real force that will bring us together in our economic development activities, and (help) determine who is doing what which will be very important. “With all the organizations that are involved in community development,

if we can achieve even a portion of what’s highlighted and synthesized here for us, then we will be well on our way to positioning Red Deer going forward as the third largest City in Alberta and as a player along the highway two corridor.” Prior to voting on whether or not to approve the report, Mayor Morris Flewwelling recommended that council not be overly concerned at this point about not getting into the “minutia” of the report. “I’m sure there are parts of the report that everyone of us could say ‘Where on earth did that come from?’ or ‘I don’t agree with that’. But we’re looking at the overall report.”

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

New candidate enters City council race BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Troy Wavrecan has entered the race for a spot on City council. He recently announced his candidacy and said he is looking forward to hitting the campaign trail. Wavrecan has lived in Red Deer for 13 years. He currently works in the deli department at Walmart. Wavrecan graduated from Red Deer College in 2007 from the computer systems technology program. While at RDC he was elected back to back as the secretary for the Computer Systems Technology Society. He said he has recently started to gain an interest in politics. “What has interested me is the fact of, in this case on a local level, managing many different aspects of a city to assist those who live, work, and venture to visit Red Deer,� said Wavrecan. “The main decision why I chose to run for City council is to bring forth a positive voice/change for Red

TROY WAVRECAN Deer, someone who will stand up for the residents of Red Deer but yet not forgetting those who live in the County of Red Deer and those who venture to Red Deer for other means be they shopping, work, or business.� He added over the course of his campaign there are a number of issues he will focus on. “I stand for being the voice of Red Deer, equality in responsibility of Red Deer as a whole and not on an individual basis, someone that will work towards better snow removal, better public programs, improv-

ing the quality of transportation, and making Red Deer a safer place to live. Over and above these values, I feel that there should be public involvement and the control of the City budget that is set forth.â€? If elected, Wavrecan said there are many assets he will bring to the council table. “The assets that will be brought is someone that will stand up for those who want to be heard and involve the public more. “A prime example are bike lanes. An extremely high percentage of the public was not informed of the situation until it was too late either by the announcement of the bike lanes being put in or the soon-to-be bike lanes. There was no thought or consideration of where to put the bike lanes, the safety of the cyclists and motorists, and the pros and cons of the bike lanes if put in high trafďŹ c areas and low trafďŹ c areas. “Don’t get me wrong the bike lanes are a good idea but they needed more consideration and the ideal lo-

cations for them. Another alternative which may be safer than on high-traveled roads is looking into where or how the trails can be expanded and utilized properly and to the full extent,� he said. “Throughout my experience of working, people have commented to me ‘Why don’t you become a manager?’ or ‘You would

be good as a manager’. I have always been there for people to talk to, seek advice, or even to just vent to. I have always listened and didn’t judge the person no matter what they have done, ethnic background, or even physical/mental capabilities. I treated everyone equally.� He added while on the campaign trail he is most

looking forward to meeting and conversing with Red Deerians. “I want to help them to gain the understanding that I am running for council and that to let them know that if elected, that they have someone to talk to and bring forward important situations that need to be looked after.�

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

OPINION A ‘winning’ Westerner Another round of Westerner Days has come and gone, and what’s the feeling about this year’s slate of events? Let’s start with the parade. A few years back we were critical of the parade because it seemed more like a car show with a host of politicians in sparsely decorated vehicles, local businesses in equally bland floats (or something like that) and some were even strolling along, sign in hand, trying to showcase their cause, organization or business. There was also one or two bands at most. Creativity was scarce. But this year, things had vastly improved. There were several superb bands, many welldecorated floats and just more variety to entertain the crowds overall. It was a good way to kick off Westerner Days, and really set the tone for events to come. It also seemed that participants really took the time and care to prepare for the parade this year, and the crowd was more enthusiastic than ever. For Westerner Days, there was a bit of ‘been there, done that’ throughout the event, particularly the midway which never really seems to change very much. It’s almost like things are set up pretty much like they were the year before. Not that the crowds seemed to mind - particularly on those hot, summery irresistible

days when being at the fair – or any fair for that matter – seemed the natural thing to do. The 19th Street Market is something the fair could do without. It seems like a cheap trade show – really out of place with the vibe of the grounds. It has so many gimmicky products - just an odd choice for an event like this. On the brighter side, one of the highlights and a definite crowdpleaser was the Super Dogs show which attracted big crowds and generated lots of excitement. Safari Jeff was also a great addition – he is an excellent presenter and kept the audience entertained and informed about a variety of reptiles. The pony chuckwagon races are always a huge hit with hundreds packing the stands nightly. As the old saying goes, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ A kind timeless event, and something young and old can enjoy, they will always be a fair staple for years to come. Also of note – fireworks proved a popular and well-done addition to Westerner Days as well with many in attendance saying they were even better than those featured on Canada Day. Ultimately, even though attendance dipped this year, people still love the fair. Overall, the Westerner puts on a great event and it’s a welcome addition to the list of summer activities we all enjoy.

It’s time to focus on the ‘human’ in human rights Until we come to terms with our own discriminatory practices, we remain unfit to articulate and protect rights abroad. In 1776, the authors of the U.S. Declaration of Independence proclaimed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Both before and since, notions of intrinsic rights bestowed upon humans have been a topic of intense scrutiny, especially in the western world where we often equate notions of human rights with modern democratic society. Yet, in a world so often plagued by violations of human rights, we continue to struggle with being capable of protecting and en-


MURRAY forcing these rights across the globe, and at times in our own backyard. Most of our attention is dedicated to the meaning of ‘rights’ and the extent to which they apply. When we speak of rights, are we referring to those bestowed through natural law or through positive law? Are rights restricted to national territorial boundaries or are they universal? Do international organizations and states share a collective responsibility for protecting rights, and if so, at what threshold is

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it apparent intervention is necessary? One of the greatest challenges we face in striving for rights protection in the modern era has less to do about our conception of rights, and far more about our understanding of what we mean by ‘human’. Those authors of the Declaration of Independence make specific reference to ‘men’ as those created equal and that are endowed with natural rights. Though contemporary applications of American judicial theory would argue this reference would now extend to all people, the world in which Thomas Jefferson and others lived meant that such rights applied to men, and even more specifically white men. This is not unique to the U.S., as we can find evidence throughout the his-

tory of western political thought where rights and privileges applied solely to citizens of the state or polis, and these most often were only men. The narrowly conceived method in which we have built rights theory throughout history has now led to a serious problem, being that people are by no means seen as fully equal and thus preventing human rights from being appropriately enforced. How we conceive of a human, or as prominent University of Delaware scholar Dr. Matthew Weinert contends, how we “make human”, is at the core of why our current efforts at rights promotion and protection are falling short. Discrimination comes in many forms, whether it is cultural, racial, religious, class, gender or sexual orientation.

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Those crimes aimed at women and those identifying as L(esbian)G(ay) B(isexual)T(ransgender) Q(uestioning) are of particular concern in rights violations today, yet are rarely, if ever, granted equal consideration to those where men or militarism are involved. Rape, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and other such atrocities are committed on a daily basis in multiple nations, and these crimes are committed solely on the basis of perceived gender inequality. Further, crimes committed in the name of sexual orientation continue to be prevalent but are not placed on equal footing with others, seen recently with the murder of gay activist Eric Ohena Lembembe and Cameroon’s total lack of serious governmental response. Why

is this so? Even in the western world, we continue to struggle with our understanding of equality and humanity. Laws may articulate equality, but a Canadian woman still only earns $0.75 to every male $1 and same-sex couples are continually denied equal rights and are forced to endure awful examples of discrimination simply because they are gay. Until we come to terms with our own discriminatory practices, we remain utterly unfit to articulate and protect rights abroad. If all humans are, in fact, equal, we need to begin acting like it. Robert W. Murray is an adjunct professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. His column is distributed through Troy Media.


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Letters to the editor

Reader responds to previous letter on Harper Garfield Marks’s letter asks “When was the pivotal point reached and people felt Harper should retire?” Faced with the leaders of the other two parties, why would we want him to retire? Tom Mulcair’s statement following the derailed train in Quebec was it’s all Harper’s fault. Parking brakes are applied by heavy equipment operators and lowering their blades on graders, cats, buggies, etc. This is done with common sense not government decree. Truckers apply brakes to the tractor and trailers and their trains are not 72 cars long. Mulcair’s concerns regarding reversing the flow of oil in line number nine from Montreal makes one wonder about his mental stability. To say it would be unsafe to flow oil west to east instead of east to west when it previously flowed west to east requires some funky imagination. Third choice for Harper’s job has shown his fairness for all Canadians when he has said how Quebec deserves more senators than Alberta or B.C., or when he said Quebecers are more special than other Canadians. If one wants neighbourhood safety, what is comforting about Mr. Trudeau describing the Boston Marathon bombers as “poor ostracized youth”?

If Garfield is blaming everything on Harper because the former mention said so or because the ‘press’ said so, please check for accuracy. Two weeks ago, the ‘press’ was reporting a traffic tie up on the QEII and #72 near Didsbury. Check a map! Government is just a concept. People run government good or bad. In Ontario, we have a professor from U of T and a deputy minister of education who wrote the curriculum that requires Grade 3 students to be educated on sexual discourse – yes, the same Mr. Levin that has been charged with six counts of child porn. In B.C. the premier objects to pipelines crossing their soil because of possible leaks but if Alberta pays them more it would be then okay. In Alberta, we have a premier that has had amnesia when it comes to pre-election promises. We institutionalize seniors when they reach this much amnesia. Ontario pays wind power companies to not produce power. How did these people get into these positions? Did we have anything to do with it?

Ed Powell Red Deer

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Time for some change at City Hall, says reader Reading today’s newspaper was proof positive the election is getting closer. After giving themselves a raise last year, and the City manager a raise just a short time ago, council announced money for eight new police officers. I’m guessing that’s about 20% of the manpower needs of our police force. BUT, a whole lot better than what this mayor, council and City manager usually do for the people of Red Deer. A few pages further in the paper I see council and the City manager get back to their usual form and are looking for more ways to use public funds and assets to enhance properties and businesses owned by councillors and their friends along Gaetz Ave. The 100’s of thousands of dollars wasted downtown in the last few years, the dozens of businesses that have closed their doors or moved, in some cases right out of town and they’ve learned nothing. A very larger percentage of retail and office space downtown is empty. And more companies are leaving downtown. I’m happy to see the number of people taking an interest in the upcoming election, as well as the number of people letting their name stand for election. With the exception of one, maybe two councillors we need a wholesale change, all new, mayor, council and senior staff at City Hall. If we get the same old, same old again, this City could be bankrupt in the next few years. With the debt this administration has pilled up and seem to want to add to, our grandkids grandchildren will still be paying the bill long after we are gone. Look at what the candidates offer, ask questions and remember awards, degrees and diplomas are just a pile of cr%#@p if you don’t or can’t use them properly.

Jerry Anderson Red Deer

Music society thanks the community On behalf of the Central Music Festival Music Society, I’m happy to inform you that we raised $2,510 for the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Flood Relief 2013 account at our Wake Of The Flood benefit concert at the Memorial Centre Theatre on July 14. This would not have been possible without the donation of theatre use and volunteer staff from Central Alberta Theatre and a commitment of time and talent by

over 40 area musicians and 25 volunteers from our organization to stage this event. We thank everyone for their participation in this fundraising initiative. Together, we made a difference for people in need of a helping hand in southern Alberta.

Mike Bradford, president Central Music Festival Society


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COURT BRIEFS CASE HELD OVER FOR ACCUSED MURDERER The case of a man accused of first-degree murder has been held over in Red Deer provincial court. Mark William Bitterman, 30, of no fixed address has been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the death of Curtis Rangen. The charges stem from after Rangen was found dead in a freezer on May 3 by a welfare worker making a check at his residence. Police officials believe that Rangen was checked on daily. An autopsy was performed on May 6 confirming Rangen was murdered. On June 30, Bitterman was arrested outside of a hotel in Kamloops, B.C. and charged with first-degree murder. RCMP believe that Bitterman and Rangen were not known to each other prior to this incident but through investigation police have said

Rangen was the victim of a break and enter. Bitterman is also facing a number of charges in relation to robberies originating from male ‘John’s’ utilizing Internet escort sites for female companionship that took place earlier this month. He has also been charged with kidnapping with a firearm, forcible confinement, uttering threats, theft over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an indictable offence, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence, assault, breach of probation and two counts each of robbery with a firearm and extortion with a firearm. Two others, Lindsey Rae Mazzei, 30, of Red Deer and Florian Edward Poitra (also known as ‘E.,J.’), 31, of no fixed address, were arrested and charged in Kamloops in that incident as well. Last Friday, appearing by

by Erin Fawcett CCTV, Bitterman told the court he has to apply to legal aid in order to retain a lawyer. The court granted him time to do so and Bitterman will return to court on July 30.

MORE TIME NEEDED FOR DANGEROUS OFFENDER A man charged with 37 counts, including attempted murder made a third court appearance in Red Deer last Friday. Andrew Allan Waunch, 30, of no fixed address is facing numerous charges stemming from incidents that have recently occurred in Central Alberta. Red Deer lawyer Lorne Goddard is acting as agent for Waunch and said he needed more time to go through disclosure of the case. On June 3rd, at 10 p.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP were called to a residence outside of Sylvan Lake for an offense

involving firearms. Upon police attendance, it was learned that a man and a woman attended the residence and demanded money and jewelry from the victim and his spouse. The assailant was carrying a firearm, and at one time, allegedly fired the weapon at the male victim. The weapon did not discharge and no other attempts were made to discharge it again. Money and property were taken from the residence by the two suspects. The victims of this offense are well known business people with no known ties to any criminal activities. Sylvan Lake RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Serious Crimes Branch, identified the alleged offenders as Waunch and Ashley Chambers. Both are facing numerous charges for this and other offenses committed in the following days. On June 9th at 7 p.m. Red

Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery with a firearm where the suspect stole a vehicle from the victim. At 11 p.m. RCMP located the stolen vehicle in the Creekside Trailer Park. RCMP initiated a traffic stop, however, the vehicle fled from police. A pursuit ensued outside of the City where shots were fired from the suspect vehicle at a police cruiser. The suspect vehicle was located abandoned near Olds where a black Dodge truck was reported stolen. Through investigation it was determined that the truck, driven by the same suspect from the earlier incidents in Red Deer was located in the south end of the City. As RCMP attempted a traffic stop with the stolen truck another pursuit ensued. A police spike belt was utilized. Waunch fled from

the vehicle and attempted to run on foot from police. He was caught and arrested. Waunch has been charged with attempted murder, robbery with a firearm, theft over $5,000, use of a firearm while fleeing from police, kidnapping, use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, discharging a firearm to prevent arrest, discharge of a restricted firearm while being reckless and being an occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm in the motor vehicle. He also faces two counts of flight from police and two counts of dangerous driving. Waunch was arrested by Red Deer RCMP on June 10th after a pursuit in which shots were alleged to have been fired. He will return to court on Aug. 16.

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Westerner Days attendance down this year BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express Overall attendance during Westerner Days was down compared to last year. A total of 95,488 people walked through the gates

during the ďŹ ve-day event which ran from July 17-21. In 2012 during the same ďŹ ve-day period, 102,665 people attended Westerner Days. The busiest day during Westerner Days this year was on Saturday when

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and the Tom Jackson Memorial buckle was awarded to Chance Thompson. This year, ďŹ ve charities will also beneďŹ t from Westerner Days. As a not-for-proďŹ t organization, Westerner Park relies on the hard work and generosity of its volunteers. And each year, the success of Westerner Days is dependent upon the efforts of many dedicated volunteers working in various capacities throughout the Fair, ofďŹ cials say. Five local volunteer organizations including United Way Central Alberta, the Canadian Cancer Society, Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter, Mul-

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Art in the Garden features locally-crafted works BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Local appreciators of art will want drop by the Art in the Garden Show Summer Show & Sale that’s coming up this weekend. The event runs July 27 at #58 College Park Dr. (located in east Red Deer off 30 Ave. in the treed area by the new subdivision Timberlands.)

Spearheaded by The Spirit of Art Group, there will be much to enjoy as the show features work by 15 artists. It’s being organized by Suzanne Le Beau, Marlene KallstromBarritt, Shirley Toner and Gordon Hiebert. Le Beau, who created the group and the event, said visitors can explore everything from paintings, ceramics and

jewelry to photography. There will also be wine and appetizers, plus refreshments and coffee. The show and sale runs from 2 to 7 p.m. “We’re very excited about our show and sale,” said Le Beau, adding there will be several new artists featured this time around including a metal sculptor, henna tattoos, a body/face

MEMORABLE MERCEDES – Andre Berzins, 7, stands guard by his father’s 1929 Mercedes Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express at the 9’s on 9 Show and Shine this past weekend.

painter along with an array of fine arts and fine crafts. There will also be some live music to enhance to picturesque setting further, including local musician/ songwriter Elvin Berthiaume. Le Beau, who creates a range of ceramic art, wants to emphasize that the event is not happening at Red Deer College, as some have mistakenly thought in the past. College Park is located, as previously mentioned, off of 30th Ave. in a heavily treed area by Timberlands on the City’s east side. Meanwhile, she is pleased to see local artists expressing interest in The Spirit of Art Group and the opportunities it can provide. That’s one of the key mandates of the organization, she said. It’s also wonderful and rewarding to see more and more artists seeking out The Spirit of Art Group

with interest in getting involved, she said. The organizers are indeed passionate about the creative process and also about helping other artists to have their work showcased. Part of the mandate of The Spirit of Art Group is, of course, to simply bring artists together for support, encouragement and inspiration. “I think I’m moving more and more towards encouraging other artists,” she explains, adding that it’s

very important to her to see artists who haven’t before really showcased their work to be given that opportunity. She said some may be reluctant to have their work shown at first, but after even one show they’re very excited about it and have a greater sense of confidence to continue to share their artistic gifts. For more, call Le Beau at 403-307-2120 or email





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Westerner Days ends on high note Story and photos by Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express The five-day fun-filled extravaganza that Central Albertans have come to know and love has once again come to an end. Although the weather was exceptionally well for the majority of Westerner Days, Saturday night was shut down around

storm that left RCMP evacuating the 10:30 p.m. due to a storm ncluded tthe he Centrium filled with Dean Brody grounds which included concert-goers. he evacu uation, Westerner Days attendees Aside from the evacuation, ys of mid dway rides, all-day shows, nightly received five days midway on races, and yummy treats as far as the eye pony chuckwagon could see.

FERRIS WHEEL FUN Robbie Dodds and his daughter Kaddi, 7, enjoy the view from the Ferris wheel.

GOATS GALORE - Christopher Paradis helps seven-month-old daughter Candace play with goats at the Red Barn Petting Zoo.

NIGHT TIME SWING - This long exposed shot of the midway at night shows the swings in full action as they go up and down as well as the Ferris wheel and the Ring of Fire.

STATUESQUE - Using a unique blend of the improvisation and audience participation, The Copper Cowboy was entertaining to both adults and children.

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FAIR FUN - From left, Jalen Capicio, 2, and Mataya Castro, 2, enjoy a boat ride during Westerner Days.

TRAIN TIME - Elliot Myre, 4, waves to his mother as he rides the train.

DRAGON RIDE - Six-year-old Jaykob Oickle and his brother, Josiah, 2, have a blast while riding the dragons.

WHIRLING LAUGHTER From left, Mason Love-Hollman, 11, Caitlyn Craig, 13, and Eryn Love-Hollman, 14, enjoy a ride on the midway.

FIREWORKS OVER MIDWAY The fireworks show was a magnificent sight put on by Fireworks Spectaculars Canada Friday evening.

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fyi EVENTS 2012 Alberta Agriculture, Field Crop Development Centre Field Day is July 25. 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. field tours. Noon lunch. 1 p.m. field tours. ‘Art in the Garden’ summer show and sale runs July 27 from 2 to 7 p.m. at 58 College Park Dr. It’s located in east Red Deer off 30 Ave. in the treed area by the new Timberlands district – not Red Deer College. While shopping amidst the beauty of a garden setting, folks can enjoy fine art, fine craft, sculpture, music and more. There will also be wine and appetizers, plus refreshments and coffee. For more information, call Suzanne at 403-342-6344 or email Join us July 27 from noon to 5 p.m. for Taste of Markerville, a country food fair celebrating great local food, farmers and community in Historic Markerville. Browse the vendor displays, try your hand working with fibre, separating milk, churning (and sampling!) butter and ice cream, and shop for locally grown veggies, fruit and eggs, antiques and collectibles and artwork. Just like at the Farmer’s Market it’s best to bring cash as not all of our dozen plus partners can process debit or credit cards. For information and directions visit Come join us for the fourth annual Sunday afternoon at the Dickson Store Museum. The event runs July 28 at 2 p.m. Music, one-act play, refreshments, and goodies. Our local MP Earl Dreeshen will be presenting the museum with government funding from the Museums’ Assistance Program for the ‘Electronic Collections Management Record Upgrades’ project. Everyone welcome. The Red Deer Public Library presents First Thursdays in the Snell. The August program features students from the piano class of Dr. Ted Isenor performing works from Bach to Bartok. Aug. 1, 12:15 - 1 p.m.

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Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir. Noir No adm admission charge (free will donation at the door). Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp owner Cabel McElderry and business partner Pat Kerr have decided to launch a flood relief campaign to help those devastated by the floods in southern Alberta. McElderry and Kerr’s flood relief efforts include donating 50% of the first month’s revenue from any new member who joins the Red Deer Fit Body Boot Camp to organizations involved in providing relief for flood victims, as well as turning the fitness center, One-to-1 Fitness (also owned and operated by McElderry) into a donation

Singers under the capable direction of Sharon and Sadie Braun. This adult mixed choir will begin preparation for the 20th Anniversary version of the Renaissance Feast which will be held in late November. The group’s repetoire consists of classical, folk and pop. Practices are held on Tuesday evenings, commencing Aug. 27 at 7 p.m., at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 - Stanton St. Contact Sadie Braun at 403-3475166 for further information. On Aug. 24th on Ross St. in downtown Red Deer there’s the Charity Show & Shine with all proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society & Red Deer Food Bank

Special Events, and Front Desk. We offer a supportive working environment and flexible hours. Contact Marg at 403-346-2010 or email marg. The Cronquist House Tea House at Bower Ponds is now open for lunch and tea from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 403-3460055 to make a reservation. The Learning Disabilities Association – Red Deer Chapter is accepting registrations for ongoing multi-disciplinary tutoring, one-on-one developed specifically for learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and other conditions.

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Raffle: Retro Coke Fridge, Silent Auction & Open Stage. Two shows by award winning Elvis Impersonator Robin Kelly. Pancake Breakfast & BBQ by Red Deer Food Bank in P4 Kids activity area in City Hall Park. We are expecting 400 - 700 cars and motorcycles, classics, special interest and vintage. Mid-day Motorcycle run & evening Car Cruise with (weather permitting) a Drive in Movie for registered vehicles. Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present, Alberta Skies: Acrylic Paintings by Judith Hall which runs in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library to Aug. 25. If you enjoy teamwork, and care about our environment, this is the position is for you! Kerry Wood Nature Centre are looking to recruit volunteers to help with our Wild Flower Garden,

Contact Jeannette at30/11/12 403- 2:51 AM 28/02/13 10:17 PM 340-3885 or by email at programs@LDRedDeer. ca for more information. Visit The annual Teddy Bear Picnic will be held at the Dickson Store Museum on Aug. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, games, music, face painting and a free picnic fit for a bear. Bring along your fa-vourite stuffed friend to come on our ever-popular bear hunt. Admission is $2 (includes picnic) but space is limited so reserve your spot now to avoid disappointment by calling 403-728-3355. Central Alberta Singles dance runs July 27 at Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members are welcome. For information call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob and 403-304-7440. Additional

dances will be held Aug. 10, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28. The Ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum are presenting their annual lunch at the Farm events between noon and 3 p.m. on Aug. 7, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. Cost is $10. For more information or to make a reservation, call 403-340-3511. The Central Alberta Singles Club invites everyone (married and single) to the annual dance at the Innisfail Legion Hall on Aug. 17. Music by Hot Spur and Randy Hillman. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Continuous music at 8 to 1 a.m. Cost $15 at the door. 403341-7653 or 403-304-7440. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge singles meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge partners meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. The Senior Citizens Downtown House has cribbage every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $3. Whist runs every Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Fun Contact Bridge runs every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Cost is $3 as well for both of these activities. Tuesday night dances start at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $6 and everyone is welcome. For more information, call 403-346-4043. Cards at the Golden Circle. Join us for Canasta on Mondays at 1 p.m. Drop in fee $1. Wednesday

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Week of July 17 - July 24, 2013 afternoons at 1 p.m. join us for Singles Bridge. Drop in fee of $2. Partner Bridge is played the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Drop in fee of $3. Euchre is played the first and third Friday of the month at 1 p.m. Drop in fee of $2. Join us for scrab-ble Friday’s starting at 1 p.m. Drop in fee of $1. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7 p.m. Cover charge $6. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. Play Tennis Provincials – Red Deer Tennis Club. The event runs Aug. 2-4. Register through Tennis Alberta at communities/alberta. A BBQ supper is included on Aug. 3. “Renew, Remember, Rediscover” - Summer Vil-lage of Gull Lake Centen-nial runs Aug. 2-5th. It in-cludes fun and exciting community events and activities starting Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. with an art show – wine and cheese at the Gull Lake Community Hall. Highlights on Saturday, Aug. 3 include an art show, kids’ crafts, a horseshoe tournament, beach activities, a street dance, beer gardens and a slow pitch tournament. Plan to join us in our celebration of this huge milestone. Admission is free. For more information visit www.gulllakecentennial. com or contact Stephanie Davis at Gaetz and Sunnybrook United Churches present United Kids Camp 2013 – WWW – Wonderful World of Water. It runs Aug. 1216 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages five to 11. It takes place at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Join us for five half days packed with games, crafts, Bible stories, music with water as our theme. Parent and youth volunteers are welome. To register, call 403-347-3344 or 403-3476073. Registration forms are available on the Gaetz or Sunnybrook facebook page as well. Cost is a freewill offering. Registrations are now being accepted for the 2013 Berry Architecture Wellness Ride which will take place on Aug.

24. The Berry Architecture Wellness Ride is fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. The ride winds though the beautiful Central Alberta countryside. People can cycle for either 25, 50 or 100k. The registration fee for the ride is $25 ($35 after July 31). Each rider must have $200 in donations in support of their participation by the day of the ride. For more information, and to download registration forms, see or call CMHA at 403-342-2266. The 4th Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show hosted by the Alberta Dahlia and Gladiolus Society (ADGS) will take place

from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The dates are Sept. 12 – Dec. 12. Cost is $60 for members or $85 for non-members. If you are looking for an after work yoga class that is senior friendly, with knowledgeable instructors, warm atmosphere and gentle stretching this is a class for you. You can register at the front desk at 4620-47 A Ave. Class 403343-6074 for more information. Summer English Con-versation Groups Practice speaking English in a fun way. Conversation Groups are open to all permanent residents. From Level 1-4 Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Register at C.A.R.E.’s front desk or by calling 403-346-8818.


Taoist Tai Chi: experience a relaxing, holistic, low im-pact act exercise. Contact 403-3466772 for more informa-tion. Our new location is located in Port O Call Centre, #100 4419 50 Ave. Continuing classes year–round sessions available for those who have completed Beginners or who have learned Taoist Tai Chi in the past. Participate in the classes of your choice. Mon/Wed 7:15 to 9pm and Tues/Thurs 10:30 am to noon. Classes also available in Lacombe and Innisfail. Red Deer Public Schools Community Programs is hosting several classes on everything from teen make-up and belly dancing to an employment



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SEMINARS The Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is now taking registrations for our evening yoga class this fall. The class is held on Tuesday and Thursdays

YARD Yoga Studio: Come Play at YARD - Red Deer’s non-profit Yoga Community! Register for our An-nual Summer Unlimited session! Classes to Aug. 23. New schedule with a full variety of classes to choose from! Full session is $150, or $75/ month. Special drop-in passes also available. Call: 403-3505830, email: info@reddeeryoga. cavisit Living Well with a Mental illness is open to anyone in Central Alberta with an interest in mental health. This includes people with a mental illness, their friends, family members, and the general public. Attendance is limited to 15 participants. To register call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-342-2266 and ask to speak to education program staff. This free course is co-sponsored by CMHA, Central Alberta Region, and the Red Deer Public Library.

Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area. Writers’ Ink the writers group for Red Deer and District, meets to share, encourage, critique and learn with each other. We meet every Tuesday year-round 7 – 9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm, 470130th St. Small membership and drop-in fee, guest free first 3 meet-ings. Contact: (403) 3093590 or Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972.

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Aug. 24-25 at Bower Place Shopping Centre in Red Deer. The staging times for the show will be Aug. 23rd from 6 p.m. to midnight and Aug. 24th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judging of exhibits will be-gin at 11 sharp. The show will be open to the public during Bower Place Shopping Centre hours. The ADGS is a non-profit society promoting the culture and development of dahlias and gladiolus. For further information contact Lorne McArthur at 403-3464902 or Larry Quinitilio at 403-346-8401. Visit our web site for further information and Show Booklet www.

Nov. 19. For more information, in Red Deer, call Fay at 430-3473248, Clarice 403-341-4351 or email Red DeerCeliacs@ for information.

workshop and self-help Jin Shin. Register online at communityprograms.rdpsd. or call 403-342-1059. Cosmos Rehabilitation Society, which supports individuals living with a developmental disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, and or sensory impairment, has lots of free workshops coming up including Personal Safety, Stress Management, Grief, Handling Change, Communication and Self-Esteem. 403-343-0715.

MEETINGS Red Deer Celiac Support Group our meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Sobeys South, 5111-22 St. in the Coffee Lounge at 7 p.m. Informa-tion on Celiac disease, symptoms, diagnosing, glu-ten free diet, gluten free products, recipes, cof-fee and samples. Meetings for 2013 – Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and

‘Friends Over 45’ is an organization for women who are new to the Red Deer area or who have ex-perienced a lifestyle change, and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For information phone Shirley at 403-343-7678 or Gloria at 403-754-1655. Independent Achievers, ‘Business Women Network-ing Together’ will be having their monthly luncheon meeting every second Thursday of the month from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Email reserva-tions@ to confirm your attendance the Monday before each luncheon. An Amputee Support Group Meeting, sponsored by the Alberta Amputee Sport and Recreation Association at 7:30 in Room 2207 in the South Complex of the Red Deer Regional Hospital. Meetings the fourth Monday of each month. 403-357-3671.

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One man has been charged after allegedly robbing a City bank last week. On July 18 at 12:45 p.m. the Red Deer City RCMP responded to a complaint of a robbery at the Bank of Nova Scotia located at 4421 – 50 Ave. The man left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money and fled on foot. A nearby witness relayed the suspect’s direction of travel to police which allowed for a timely arrest. Kwesi Samuel, 33, of Red Deer has been charged with robbery and failing to comply with probation.

RCMP SEARCH FOR ROBBERY SUSPECT RCMP continue to search for the suspect who alleged-

ly held up a bank in Ponoka. On July 17th at 10:30 a.m., the CIBC in Ponoka was robbed at knifepoint. The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 25-40 years old with a large mark on the back of his left hand between his thumb and index finger. The man was wearing a black hoodie that was worn inside out along with blue pants that had a white stripe down the leg. A red bag was carried by the man during the offence. Anyone with information relating to this crime is asked to contact the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4471 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477.

ARRESTS MADE AFTER SEARCH WARRANT Two people have been arrested and charged after City RCMP seized a number of drugs and illegal items at

by Erin Fawcett a home in the south end of Red Deer. On July 11, the Red Deer City RCMP Street Team executed a search warrant on a vehicle as well as a residence located on Stanhope Ave. in Red Deer. Two people were arrested without incident. As a result police seized heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, hydroxybutanoic acid (GHB), drug paraphernalia and a .22 caliber ammunition. They also found a loaded 12-gauge shotgun, soft body armour and a quantity of cash. Cody MacKenzie, 29, of Red Deer has been charged with proceeds of crime over $5,000 and possession of stolen property. He has also been charged with careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited and possession of ammunition while prohibited. He has also been charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Caroline Simoneau, 30, of Red Deer, has also been charged with proceeds of crime over $5,000, possession of stolen property, careless storage of a firearm and unauthorized possession of a firearm. She has also been charged with four counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

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New public art piece on Little Gaetz The revitalized Little Gaetz Avenue is home to a new art sculpture that has a great story. On the southwest corner of 52 St. and Little Gaetz residents will find a piece called ‘Onisama’ by Edmonton artist Royden Mills. Mills grew up in Red Deer, took early artistic training at Red Deer College and now teaches sculpture at the University of Alberta. For many years, Mills’ dad ran Mills Carpets just north of 52 St. and Gaetz Ave. – just a half a block away from where his

sculpture sits now. Margaret Schroeder Johnston recently donated this piece to the City of Red Deer. Johnston started her career in funeral service at Eventide Funeral Chapel downtown, also close to the sculpture’s new home. “We are honoured that Mrs. Johnston chose Red Deer to donate this beautiful sculpture,” said Pat Matheson, public art coordinator. “The connections between Royden’s earlier life, Mrs. Johnston’s earlier life, their family, and the history of

Gaetz Avenue give this piece so much more value and we couldn’t be happier to have it as a part of the revitalized Little Gaetz.” The piece, approximately 10 ft. high, is welded steel meant to represent a guardian or comforting presence to the viewer. This is the second piece by Mills in Red Deer, the first being the large steel sculpture located by the downtown water fountain on Alexander Way that represents Red Deer’s rail history. “The donation of art, especially of works of such large scale and value, isn’t a com-

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PUBLIC NOTICES Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, the Council of Red Deer County will consider the following bylaw.

CLOSURE OF ROAD ALLOWANCE Bylaw No. 2013/13 to authorize the closure and sale of the following described roadway (portion of Twp Rd 362) located approximately 3 miles southeast of the Town of Penhold, east of Hwy 2 and west of Rge Rd 274. A realignment of this road to connect with Hwy 791 has left a portion of the former road that is no longer required. An approximate 1.33-acre portion of the original road allowance, Twp Rd 362, located adjacent to the south side of SE 17-36-27-4

The hearing will be conducted under the chairmanship of the County Mayor for the purpose of hearing comments on the proposed bylaw. The hearing will be informal with persons wishing to speak being recognized through the Chair. Presenters will be requested to state their name and address for the record. If you prefer to submit comments on this bylaw in writing, the information you provide may be made public, subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The public may inspect: - a copy Bylaw No. 2013/13 by visiting our website at or at the County office located at 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta, during regular office hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MONDAY through FRIDAY.

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WWW.RDCOUNTY.CA A great place to live, work & grow 3. R. & L. Harris – location of an accessory building (shop) within the front yard on Lot 1, Blk 2, Plan 952-0804, SE 2-38-28-4. SW of DICKSON 4. W. & J. Webb – a 39.3-metre front yard setback relaxation for the location of an accessory building (864 sq. ft.) on Pt SW 17-35-3-5. BENALTO 5. J. Elliott – a 16-metre front yard setback relaxation for an accessory building (detached garage) to be located within the front yard on Lot 2, Blk 1, Plan 082-9047, NE 30-38-2-5. Discretionary Use


NE of ELNORA 1. Salem Acres Bible Camp – location of a moved-in building (chapel for camp) on SE 29-35-21-4.

On the 12th day of July, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, the Development Authority issued a decision approving the following application:

SW of BOWDEN 2. B. Houchin – location of a second dwelling during construction of a new dwelling on SW 3-34-1-5.

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West of BOWDEN 3. Standard Land Company Inc. for Rogers – location of a 50-metre high communication tower on NE 13-34-4-5.

RED DEER 1. E. Schickerowski – 2.43-metre front yard setback relaxation for an addition of a sunroom on an existing mobile home on Lot A, Plan 4679RS, SE 32-37-27-4 (501, 37543 England Way, Waskasoo Estates)

MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 23rd day of July, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Permitted Use

A PUBLIC HEARING prior to further consideration of the proposed bylaw WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Council Chambers, County Office, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta (west of Hwy 2 on 32 Street / C&E Trail Overpass).

mon practice, so we are very fortunate that Mrs. Johnston chose Red Deer to approach with this gift,” said Matheson. “It’s wonderful that Mills’ roots are very deep here.” Mills is an internationally acclaimed sculptor with artworks located across North America. This new piece, ‘Onisama’, was completed in 2005 and was installed in July. For more information, visit

RED DEER 1. J. & C. Lapointe – 26.32-metre front yard setback relaxation for the location of an existing dwelling on Lot 3, Plan 802-2372, NW 31-37-27-4. 2. P. & S. Dunbar – location of an accessory building (1500 sq. ft. garage) within the front yard on Lot 4, Blk 1, Plan 782-2134, SW 1-38-28-4.

West of SPRINGBROOK 4. C. & B. Moffat – Home Business Major (oilfield consulting business consisting of an office and bobcat rental) on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 932-2165, NW 15-37-1-5. The Municipal Government Act provides that any person(s) may appeal a Discretionary Use approval within 14 days of the date of the decision being advertised by paying the required appeal fee and by filing an appeal in writing against the decision with the Red Deer County Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County, Alberta. A Permitted Use approval may not be appealed unless the decision involves a relaxation, variance or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. For further information, contact Planning & Development Services at 403-350-2170. Date Advertised: July 17, 2013

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Man dies after drowning in Sylvan Lake A 26-year-old Calgary man has died as a result of injuries sustained during a weekend drowning incident at Sylvan Lake. At 7:30 p.m. on July 20th, Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to a 911 call reporting that a person had gone outside of the swim line at Sylvan Lake Provincial Park and appeared to be drowning. Sylvan Lake RCMP responded with an RCMP boat along with other first responders from both the Sylvan Lake Fire Department and

Associated Ambulance Service. Other police officers and firefighters were able to locate witnesses on the shore that directed the responding vessel to the correct location of the victim.  An off-duty Sylvan Lake firefighter also heard the call and also responded to assist. Emergency workers jumped into the water, in search of the victim, along with other civilians that were in the water and had also responded to the area to help. The water in the area was 15

ft. deep and visibility was limited hampering the search effort. The victim was located laying on the lakebed and was brought up to the surface and transferred to one of the boats and CPR was initiated. He was transported by boat to shore and carried to an ambulance which was then escorted to Red Deer hospital. Police have determined from speaking to witnesses that the victim had, previous to the incident, been floating in a small inflatable

boat along with his friend, each in their own boat, and the pair had drifted to the edge of the marked swim area. Once there, the man exited his boat in an attempt to push his friend back in the direction of the shore after which, he was unable to re-enter his own boat. An attempt to rescue the victim was attempted by his friend however it was unsuccessful. A witness, who had been in the water nearby, ran to a nearby business

and called 911. It was later determined that the victim had been underwater for approximately 20 minutes prior to being located. While en-route to hospital, the victim was able to regain a pulse and was later admitted to the ICU unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital. On July 21st, the victim died as a result of the incident. The name of the victim is not being released.

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A look at past floods on Waskasoo Creek There has been a great deal of media coverage recently on the province’s new maps of floodways and flood fringe zones. These maps will be used for guidance on where new developments will be allowed. The maps will also be used to help determine eligibility for future disaster assistance from the provincial government. The worst flooding ever recorded on the Red Deer River occurred in late June 1915. The Red Deer River was already high from snowmelt from the mountains. After 122 mm. of rain fell, the river rose to alarming levels. At its crest, the flood hit more than six metres (19.7 ft.) above normal. The severe floods of June 2005 came close to being a record breaker. However, they fell short of the 1915 historic peak by a small amount. According to reports at the time, the Red Deer River flows were more than 1,710 m3 per second in 2005, but hit 1,900 m3 per second in 1915. There was considerable damage in both 1915 and 2005. Fortunately, no lives were lost and no houses or businesses were permanently destroyed. Most of the flooding in the City occurred in low-lying areas, particularly downstream from the old C.P.R. bridge. The worst flooding of the downtown area of Red Deer


DAWE occurred when Waskasoo Creek burst its banks in April 1901. The primary cause was spring break-up, but heavy rains kept the flood levels up for a considerable length of time. A very large lake formed along the south side of town, extending from Eccles (47) St. to the base of the south, Mountview and Grandview hills. All of the east side of Parkvale (Barrett Park area) was inundated. Piper’s Mountain, in what is now Rotary Park, became an island in the large flooded area. Several old creek beds north of Eccles (47) St. became full with the floodwaters, which then surged northwards towards the Red Deer River. There was widespread damage. A large section of the C.P. railroad track, particularly along Waskasoo Creek south of 43 St., was washed out. The William Pearson house, on the corner of Gaetz Ave. and Eccles (47) St. was submerged for at least a week. Several other homes to the east were inundated. Some families had to be rescued

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HIGH WATERS - Floodwater lake on the south side of Downtown Red Deer, c. 1970. The photo is taken from 48 Ave., looking Photo by Chester Saby and courtesy of Dr. Brian Saby west towards Gaetz Ave. and the Hospital Hill (upper left of photo). by boat and canoe. As can often happen, even during disasters, children were able to make sport of the awful conditions. The local Red Deer Echo newspaper wrote “Great fun for the boys. The short roads to the school may be impassable for pedestrians, but not for boys. Great fun is being had by the juveniles of both sexes from a raft constructed

from a piece of wooden sidewalk running along Stewart (53) St. With this, they ferry to and from school, their motto now being ‘wet feet and lots of fun.’” The schoolhouse at the time was located on the current Central School grounds, on the east side of 48 Ave., between Stewart (53) and Morrison (52) St. Fortunately, the

schoolhouse was on higher ground and was not touched by the floods. However, the area now known as MacLean Field, north of Gaetz United Church, was another big lake. The floodwaters flowed from that temporary lake down an old creek bed and all the way over to Gaetz Ave. Fortunately, over the years, Waskasoo Creek has

been dredged and channels realigned. Nevertheless, the areas where the Lodge Hotel and Canada Safeway now stand have been flooded a few times in the last 40 years. Moreover, on two occasions, the bridge at the base of Spruce Dr. had to be closed due to flooding. Eventually, a new, higher bridge was constructed on 48 Ave.


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Duo keeps up musical family tradition Myrol joins myriad of performers at next month’s Central Music Festival BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Gearing up for a stint at the Central Music Festival, engaging mother-daughter duo Myrol performs Aug. 18. The seventh annual event runs Aug. 16-18. Several years back, Joanne and Haley Myrol, based near Edmonton, decided to take their motherdaughter relationship to a new level, carrying on their family’s tradition of making music. Joanne had been recording and performing on her own for years, and recalls always having it in the back of her mind that one day she’d like to team up with her daughter. Haley accompanied her mom on a tour in Europe one year, and would occasionally join her onstage doing background vocals. “She was bitten by the bug at about age 16. But officially, we didn’t really start (working together) until she was 18 or 19,” explains Joanne. It was a pretty seamless transition. “It’s probably one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done in my life. I find that now when I sing alone I bore myself,” she laughs. “I need that harmony. I had it with my dad all my life, and now I have it with my daughter. Singing now without a harmony partner is really uneventful for me. “Working with my daughter is a gift.” Their first disc, titled Myrol, offers a smattering of styles from old fashioned classic western shuffle to bluegrass and catchy folk, and their voices blend beautifully over tunes crafted with tight, polished production. Joanne’s strong, expressive lead vocal couldn’t be better suited to the genre.


It was first released in Europe, where Joanne has developed a strong following over the years. Their second disc, Blue Moon Away, was officially released in 2011. The goal was to lean towards a more alt-country approach without abandoning those textured roots tones. “Our theme was creativity with more of a roots feel,” she says of the vision she and Haley had for the project. “I think we’ve really achieved that – we’ve had a lot of success out of that album. We’re very proud of it.” Fueled by the power of Joanne and Haley’s prolific songwriting, the CD charted very well and continues to attract new fans. “We had great players on it, from our own bass player Fred LaRose from Edmonton, plus Jeff King who is Reba McEntire’s right hand man, and plays guitar for her regularly.” Ultimately, Joanne describes their music these days as Americana-roots. “We really have explored our own creative roots you could say.” And plenty of folks across the pond have taken note in countries ranging from Norway, Denmark and Lithuania. “We were actually the featured band at a huge Lithuanian country festival; it’s one of the biggest ones in Europe.” As mentioned, a love for music came early as it was such a major focus of the family. “I remember going out to my uncle’s farm and the parents would stay at the house and play music, and the younger kids would go to the Quonset and listen to my teenage cousins play Beatles songs and stuff like that. I remember listening to music every weekend.” Joanne went on to play in a band with her dad from age 13


FAMILY TUNES - Joanne and Haley Myrol bring their compelling brand of ‘roots-Americana’ styled music to the Central Music Festival on Aug. 18.

right through her university days where she earned her teaching degree as well. “I always thought I’d be doing the music and supporting myself through subbing.” But music became more and more of a focus, with increasing demand for what she had to offer audiences. Looking ahead, both women want to do solo projects but will always be producing music as Myrol. “We want to keep our individuality. I’m thinking of doing a CD of my favourite songs with some covers and a few of my new ones in there. My goal is to keep it really simple and acoustic sound-

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ing. As bare bones as it can be. “But we will always be Myrol.” Meanwhile, excitement is building for the Central Music Festival, which is described as a family-friendly weekend showcasing a top-notch array of musical artistry. Other artists slated to perform at the Central Music Festival this year include Devon Coyote, Just Glovely, Kevin Cook, Randi Boulton, Leeroy Stagger, the Amos Garrett Jazz Trio, Dick Damron & Stoney Creek and Bill Bourne among others. The event takes place in a outdoor amphitheatre located

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minutes north of the City – attendees can head north on Taylor Dr., cross Hwy. 11A and continue on the C&E Trail. Continue onto Township Rd. 392, turn left and the site is located just up the road. There will be include free camping, food and artist vendors, a Kids’ Corner and a shuttle service running back and forth from the Red Deer Lodge through the weekend. For complete information on the artists, weekend prices, sponsorship opportunities or ways to volunteer, check out

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Internationally-acclaimed band Rush plays City tonight By Tim Lasiuta Special to the Express Alex Leifson, Geddy Lee and Neil Peart have been around the world. An international phenomenon, Rush had the distinction of being named to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in Detroit this year, of receiving the Governor Generals Award,  the OfďŹ cers of the Order of Canada, and are also winners of numerous Junos, (Clockwork Angels, Presto, Roll the Bones) and most recently are being honoured with a Canada Post stamp

featuring their seminal album cover, 2112. In a surprising twist of events, the progressive rock trio will play the Red Deer Centrium due to a Stampede Saddledome cancellation, probably the smallest venue in decades they will grace.  What was originally intended as part of their ‘Clockwork Angels 2013’ tour, is now an Alberta Flood Relief BeneďŹ t Concert.  Rush will be donating their fee and paying for their expenses for the show, and Live Nation,

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their promoter, will be donating their time and fees towards the cause. Not to be outdone, the Enmax Centrium will be donating goods and services as well.  Geddy Lee, vocalist and bassist for Rush said this concerning the concert.  “After seeing the devastation from the recent oods, we felt compelled to do what we could,â€? he said. “While we had hoped to avoid cancelling the Calgary show, venue safety concerns have closed the venue. Our apologies to all of the fans that bought tickets to the Calgary show for any inconvenience. “We’re hoping they –

along with the great people of Red Deer – can come to the Enmax Centrium for what has now become a beneďŹ t concert. We’d like to thank everyone helping to put on this show for joining us in donating their time and services so we can raise as much money as possible to help those in need.â€? All 6,700 plus seats will be ďŹ lled with fans of all ages from destinations north, south and in between. Stand out is what their music does.  While they have adopted styles of popular music from heavy metal to reggae and even a few ballads

over their four decades of recording, their artistic integrity has not changed. Their earlier work, from the ground breaking science ďŹ ction epic 2112 to Hemispheres increased in complexity and grew their technical skills and audiences worldwide.  Consequent albums delved into more commercial themes with intelligent lyrics often imbued with psychology, philosophy, and on occasion spirituality.  Songs like Working Man, Freewill and Far Cry received radio play with varying degrees of success.  Tom Sawyer and Spirit of


ICONS – Classic rockers Rush perform a beneďŹ t concert for ood victims this evening at the photo submitted Centrium.

Radio are their most recognized singles, each earning multiple awards on both sides of the border.  Caravan from Clockwork Angels is their most current single, appearing even on a TSN CFL broadcast July 20th. Their 20-plus albums recorded over 40 years have sold 40-plus million copies worldwide, making them the number three recording group in rock history behind the Beatles and the Stones (consecutive gold albums).  Individually, as musicians, Peart is recognized as one of the world’s best and complex drummers; Lee, as a top bass player and Leifson as an incredibly versatile guitarist. Rush is a band that has transcended their craft. Their musical inuence has been felt by progressive rock and heavy metal bands from Yes to Metallica. Clockwork Angels has been turned into a best-selling novel, individual band members have appeared on the Trailer Park Boys, recorded/produced solo albums, and performed with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.    Lee, Leifson and Peart have lived a life of adventure.             

More entertaining summer uff Alf



RED 2 Entertainment One Rating: PG 116 minutes


The trouble with sequels, of course, is that they seldom live up to the original and RED 2 is no exception. The ďŹ rst RED was a sur-

prise hit, so now we get the sequel to cash in on it. Not that the sequel is terrible, like, say Hangover II. It’s just pleasant and entertaining summer uff, easy to take. Bruce Willis is back as the dangerous retired CIA operative (RED means Retired, Extremely Dangerous). Mary Louise Parker is his girlfriend and John Malkovich is his former sidekick. They’re out to ďŹ nd a portable nuclear bomb and Helen Mirren is hired to kill them before they ďŹ nd it, but she is an old friend, so helps them instead.

Anthony Hopkins plays the not so wacky scientist who designed the bomb. Then there’s Byung-hun Lee as another deadly assassin and Catherine ZetaJones as a Russian agent and old buddy of our heros. They’re off to exotic locations around the world, London, Paris, Moscow, etc., but the plot is only a feeble excuse for them to do their former secret agent thing. That means there’s lots of shootouts and action sequences, some so over the top they seem to be satirizing the genre. And while none of it is even remotely believable

the movie is fun. Malkovich is enjoyable as the paranoid ex-agent and there’s something sublimely ridiculous and appealing about Helen Mirren as a sexy and dangerous assassin, calmly killing multitudes around her. There’s worse ways to spend a couple of hours, but don’t go out of your way. Rating: three deer out of ďŹ ve

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LOVERS INTERLOCK – Romeo, played by Aaron Casselman, and Juliet, played by Natascha Schulmeister, embrace in the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet as part of the Bard on Bower Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express Shakespearean Festival put on by Primestock Theatre. Shows run until Aug. 4 at Bower Bonds.

The vicious cycle – what makes us overeat? It’s the downfall of every diet you try. You’re eating the right foods, you’re exercising, but you’re not seeing results. Most of the time, the answer is simple – you’re overeating. Too many dieters fall into the trap of binge eating while on a diet. They’re not hungry, but they can’t stop themselves from reaching for more food. How many times have you heard a person look at someone who has some weight to lose and say they have no willpower. That must be the reason they are overweight, right? Others may say that the person has developed habits that they need to change in order to be successful. And it is not just overweight people that have an issue with overeating either. There is a strong difference between ‘skinny’ and ‘healthy’. A person is overeating when they continue to eat, even when they are not hungry. Most people in North America overeat, which is why obesity has grown over the past few decades.


WHEELER The definition of willpower is having control over ones actions, and being able to control impulses. Willpower is not a constant thing. It changes with your emotions. For instance, when you are feeling good about yourself, your willpower may be strong. When something has happened in your life that gets your down or causes stress, you may feel that you have to struggle to maintain your willpower. The definition of habit is an acquired behaviour pattern that, when repeated often, becomes involuntary. A lot of people reach for food without even thinking. So which is it that really keeps you overeating? To some degree, both willpower

and habit contribute to overeating. You need to have willpower in order to break the pattern of overeating and change the habit. But there is more at play than just these two things. When a person is unable to stay on a diet, he or she becomes depressed. This works against their willpower and changes the psychology of the mind to believe there is no reason to try any longer, making it easier for the person to fall back on old habits. Developing new habits can help sustain your willpower. Here are some strategies to stop overeating: learn what a healthy portion size is and stick to it. We have gotten used to ‘super’ sizes, but we don’t need to eat that much. In fact, a healthy portion is much smaller and just as satisfying. Divide your plate into sections. Don’t deprive yourself from sampling your favourite foods. Instead of taking a big portion of lasagna to fill your plate, take a small

portion and fill the rest of the plate with healthy vegetables or salad to help fill you. Drink water during a meal or when you are tempted to eat outside of a meal to create a feeling of being satisfied. You may be mistaking hunger for being dehydrated. Eat fiber rich foods. Fiber absorbs water and expands in the stomach, creating a feeling of being full. Don’t ‘taste-test’ your food while cooking. There are calories in those spoonfuls you’re taking during meal preparation. You may be testing so much that you’ve had half a meal before you even sit down at the dinner table. Instead of chocolate cake, try a bowl of fruit salad. It’ll satisfy your sweet-tooth, while give you a feeling of indulgence. Keep a journal. Write down every bit of food you put in your mouth. After a while, your habits will change and you won’t need the journal anymore. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.


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JONES But there’s another type of chronic pain, arthritis, that goes on and on. It can be a living hell. It’s estimated that over 50 million North Americans are afflicted with this disease. Now, a report from Tufts University claims eating right can help the aching joints of both osteoarthritis, the wear-and-tear type and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Miriam Nelson, an expert on nutrition, says, “You might be surprised how modifying the diet can decrease stiffness and inflammation.” Her first suggestion is to start with water. This liquid provides moisture and support to joints. It also carries nutrients to where they are needed and re-

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moves the metabolic waste of metabolism. Obviously, thirst tells us when we need liquids. And we know we get water from fruits and other foods. But Nelson begs to differ. Rather, she says, as we age our ability to feel thirst becomes blunted. Moreover, some medicines used to treat arthritis can affect thirst. Nelson stresses it is also crucial to lose weight as it adds stress to joints. Losing just 11 lbs. can decrease symptoms by as much as 50%. For example, a single step triggers a force on the knees and hips two to three times your body weight. Rising from a chair or walking downstairs increases the pressure six times! But what about nutrients? The Framingham Osteoarthritis study found the progression of osteoarthritis was decreased by 50% in people who consumed the most Vitamin C, at least 150 milligrams a day, the amount in two oranges. This vitamin is vital in the formation of collagen and cartilage and rids the joint of damaging free radicals that cause inflammation. This study also

showed the benefit of Vitamin D. Nelson recommends 400 IU or more daily. D is important in building bone strength and aids in the absorption of calcium.     But during the winter months it’s hard to get this amount in the diet without taking a supplement. The oils we consume also oil our joints. But not all oils are equal. Rather, the oils in our blood contain different types of fatty acids. The good omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation. Omega-6 acids trigger it. Nelson recommends it’s prudent to cut back on omega-6 fatty acids. This means decreasing the amount of packaged processed foods found in supermarkets, frozen foods, cookies and many dessert items along with fried foods. A University of Washington study found people who ate two or more weekly servings of baked or broiled fish were 40% less likely to develop arthritis due to the omega-3 content. So what is it that causes joint pain? Fatty acids are the forerunners of compounds called prostaglandins. Some suppress inflammation and others

promote it and it’s inflammation that causes the suffering of arthritis. The best sources of omega-3 are salmon, halibut and sardines. It’s also present in walnuts, beans, tofu, pecans and leafy vegetables. One message derived from studies is that our food habits have changed over the years, but not in a way that cuts down on the chronic problems of aging. In the past the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 was nearly even. Now, people consume 11 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3. This shift in eating habits has major implications for the future. Our aging population will demand more arthritis therapy and more hip and knee replacements, adding strain to our health care costs. Remember the worst treatment for arthritis is to stop moving. Moderate and continued movement of joints pushes nutrient into cartilage. You need only to look around you to see human obesity and immobility. No wonder the joints seize up. See the web site at www. For comments, email

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Kings basketball coach excited about season BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express To say Red Deer College Kings basketball coach Clayton Pottinger is excited about the upcoming college season would be a huge understatement. “This next season I’m so excited to work with this group of guys,” he said. “Everybody seems to be on the same page. We’ve recruited some great players and some great guys that are fitting in with our guys already so we’re developing some chemistry.” The Kings recently welcomed aboard three high school players Pottinger feels will work well

within the system which has seen this team make it to the national championship tournament in back-to-back years. Sylvan Lake product Dallas Hancox, an athletic, big kid who graduated from the Hunting Hills High School program; JP LeBlanc, a six-ft. guard who comes in from Sturgeon Composite High School and Jordan Britton, who stands six ft. seven inches and played his high school ball at Drumheller. All three players excite the coach with what they will bring to the Kings’ roster this season. Pottinger says bringing these young, talented players in is a

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exceeded all their expectations to this point as the Kings get together a couple of nights during the week for some pick up ball. “We wanted to bring in high school guard so we could have a nucleus for the future,” he said.” Every time we see him he just keeps getting better and better. He can shoot the ball well and he can handle the ball well.” In Britton the Kings staff see an athletic player who can play from the perimeter, something Pottinger says they will work on with him. “He’s got a solid work ethic, he’s a great athlete and he’s going to be a real team guy.” All three players have an hon-

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Gord Brayton enjoying local stint BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express The great Hank Snow had a number one hit with I’ve Been Everywhere as he named off in rapid succession several North American cities. While he might not have hit as many cities as Hank did, CPGA member Gord Brayton has plenty of air miles logged during his time as a golf professional. “I’m a bit of a gypsy,” admitted the teaching pro currently based out of River Bend Golf and Recreation area in Red Deer. This is Brayton’s second go round at River Bend after spending about six years as the head professional at the Yellowknife Golf Club. “It is a sand golf course and people come from all over the world to play it. It’s on their bucket list,” he said. The course was established in 1948 built completely by volunteers and it’s the only game in town when it comes to golf. You carry a turf mat with you to hit from the fairway and there are astro turf tee boxes and greens, he said. “You are also in an area where there is plenty of fishing and you can catch a 25 pound lake trout,” Brayton added.

He met his current wife up in Yellowknife and she is still up there working for the government but is expecting to retire next year. Before getting all that northern exposure however Brayton left a job running a golf resort in Saskatchewan to take on a teaching position in China at the Masters Golf course, about an hour and a half north of Hong Kong. It was an eye-opening experience for Brayton and a fellow professional from Toronto as they spent the day teaching the game of golf to people he refers to as some of the richest in the world. “At that time, in 2005, golf was only 20 years old in China,” he said. “They designed beautiful golf courses, very tough courses. They took the North American golf courses and basically copied them.” But coming back to this part of the world, in particular Red Deer, has been very good for him in his own estimation. “It’s a great golf course, great practice facility and it’s sort of like coming home because I know most of the members,” he said. As far as settling down once his wife retires Brayton was non-committal. “There may be more travel.”

Buccaneers turn it around The Central Alberta Buccaneers are off to the playoffs after posting a 5-1 record this year. The mirror opposite of last year’s 1-5 situation.


CLAGGETT So what was the big turnaround? You could point to a very deep receiving corp or an extremely aggressive defense as the reason for the change in the Bucs and in both cases you would be correct. But one change which may have been left out is the fact the Bucs have hoggies! That’s right. There are offensive lineman who tip the scales at the weight an

offensive lineman should and in my view that has been the biggest difference in this team. Teams in the most recent past had players with plenty of heart filling in on the o-line but they were lacking in heft so defensive lines were having their way, making it tough on the offence to operate and putting the defence back out on the field a lot sooner and more often than they would have liked. The big boys up front this year have kept the offence rolling, protected their quarterbacks and opened holes for the running backs. When these things fall into place it usually translates into success for the team in general. The “skill” players on offence get the headlines but without the beef up front, these guys go nowhere for the most part and as a former quarterback I was always very nice to the guys on the o-line for obvious reasons.

The only time you hear a hoggies number called is when they are nailed for a holding call or procedure. Of course there is the odd time when a hoggie gets his moment in the spotlight as an eligible receiver or a running back and they reach the end zone. But for the bulk of the game these wide bodies fly under the radar, doing their job and knowing if they do their job well the team reaps the benefits. It’s sometimes a thankless job which most fans take for granted but the rest of the team understands the value of these men and appreciates what they do. It’s not flashy, never pretty but always effective when done right. And if you ask an o-lineman, they will tell you they are always the smartest players on the team. I tip my hat to the guys up front who make a difference.


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CALMING COLOURS – The warm tones and colours combined with the gas fireplace and comfy sofas in this True Line Adult Living show home, offer a space to relax and recharge. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express

Hardwood – you get what you pay for At our general meeting a few weeks ago I learned that hardwood makes up for a very large percentage of what we sell, it is also the category with the biggest jump in growth during the past year. We launched a new line of engineered hardwood yesterday called Natures Walk and it is easy to see why this beautiful product is on the rise. With the improvements in engineered flooring it is possible to have stylish hardwood even in our dry Alberta climate. It is refreshing to see lighter stains coming back into fashion. I still love the look of dark hardwood but


MECKLER don’t necessarily love the maintenance that comes with it (especially now that I own a white dog!) The pale stains are beautiful and will be absolutely timeless in formal or casual settings. Boards are wide and textured with exposed graining and stain variation to help disguise dents and scratches and we are

seeing less smooth, glossy finishes in hardwood. I want everyone to be prepared; so many people come in with that gleam in their eyes wanting hardwood only to be deflated upon learning the price. I think many people go off in search of ‘cheaper’ hardwood only to find that there is a lot of regular, boring stuff out there. The harsh reality about hardwood is that you get what you pay for, cheaper is NOT better where hardwood is concerned. With an investment like hardwood, you want to do your homework and make sure you are getting the best

product for your money. I always tell people we don’t sell cheap hardwood, it sounds like a sales line but it’s true! There is so much garbage out on the market and to the uninformed consumer it all kind of looks the same. Even if you have saved a few thousand dollars you are still SPENDING thousands of dollars and what a disappointment it becomes when you end up with a second rate product or mouldings that don’t match. Add up your square footage, add about 15% and multiply it by $15. This should give you a wide range of choices, finishes

and species to choose from. If you are looking for a wide board or a textured finish it is always a good idea to allow premium dollars. Do you have steps? Funky shapes or curved nosings? Expect to pay about $200 per step for custom nosings and carpentry work on your steps. The initial output is higher but regarding it in terms of longevity and value for your home will help you to adjust to the budget. If you pay the initial costs for putting hardwood on steps, consider the fact that you will never replace those steps in your lifetime, valuable! I consider not having to

lug a vacuum up and down the steps as very valuable. Aim to get the hardwood you want, not just the one you think you can afford. Even if you do less area but buy a product that guarantees quality the long-term satisfaction will be greater. I like to compare it to chocolate, you can buy a one pound Easter bunny full of wax and preservatives or you can buy one delectable square of Callebauts finest decadent melt in your mouth chocolate and savor the experience. The decision is up to you. Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.

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Nothing is more delightful than finding something beautiful to do a functional job. The all-important locks on exterior doors are a prime example because finding just the right decorative door hardware is also going to keep you safe. The first step before shopping is to plan out the entire task. Are you building a new home, moving to another house, or remodeling to improve the curb appeal – and the value? Outside and inside, this is the time to decide the most appealing combination of deadbolts, handlesets, knobs and levers. Next step: tap the guidance of a good online resource. To readily find the style, colour, finish, security features – and even how they will look in various rooms – go to the Design Centre tab on the web site of Schlage, a leading brand in this field. If upgrading your home security is the top priority, for example, here’s a snapshot on how to do that: Deadbolts - maximum defense. Install deadbolts

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View the Clues Contest

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Below are five phone numbers that appear inside our clients’ ads in this week’s Express (includes Special Features & Supplements) Simply match the phone number to the business and you may win a gift certificate to one of our City’s many great restaurants. Fill out the contest form and drop it off at the Express office prior to draw deadline listed. Note: Express office is closed between noon and 1pm daily. 403-309-4540 403-350-2150 403-343-7711 403-391-6260 403-347-8008

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The Truth. The Whole Truth and nothing but the Truth. RED DEER TOYOTA LEASING - TAKING THE BEST ADVANTAGE OF “The Right Choice”.


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“It’s just like renting!” – Unlike renting leasing actually builds equity similar to finance-purchasing.

“I’ll have nothing at the end.”- You actually have quite a lot; potential equity when the vehicle is worth more than the buyout (very common with Toyota products) which you can keep (simply buyout as you’ll be pre-approved), sell it (you have legal ownership and can sell at any time and keep the equity), trade it in (as the buyout is based on whole-sale values we recognise the true equity also). “It’s not like I own anything.” – Technically you have possession therefore legally you have ownership, however, unlike finance purchasing you are not legally responsible for the value of the vehicle therefore you do not own any potential loss. “Leasing is just for companies” – Companies recognise leasing as a better use of money for a number of reasons however the greatest benefit is in not investing more than necessary in a depreciating asset; the number one cost to private ownership! “I drive too many kilometers for leasing”. – Toyota leases are adaptable; from 20,000 kms per year to as much as 50,000, from 24 month terms up to 60. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated see dealer for details. Vehicle payments include factory to dealer freight, dealer preparation and block heater, carpet and all-season mats. A full tank of gas on delivery is standard. Finance payments include GST, lease payments are plus GST. 2013 Corolla model BU42EP BA Selling Price $19,820 60 month 20,000 kms/ year lease $3500 down; Buyout at lease end $7,300 Capitalized Cost $16,587 at 0% Cost of borrowing $ZERO. 2013 Tundra Crewmax TRD DY5F1T BA Selling Price $47,075 48 month 20,000 kms/year lease - $5000 down. Buyout at lease end $19,804 Amount financed $42,412 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $4,286. 2013 Tacoma TRD model MU4FNA CA Selling Price $38,003. 48 month 20,000 kms/year lease $5000 down; Buyout at lease end $18,717 Amount financed $33,341 at 4.9% Cost of borrowing $6184. 2013 VENZA model BK3BBT AA Selling Price $34,248 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease $5000 down; Buyout at lease end $12,027 Capitalized Cost $29,586 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $2988. 2013 SIENNA model ZK3DCT AA Selling Price $31,353 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease $5000 down; Buyout at lease end $11,466 Capitalized Cost $26,691 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $2768. 2013 HIGHLANDER model BK3EHA CA Selling Price $42,78 60 month 20,000 kms/year lease $5000 down; Buyout at lease end $18,835 Capitalized Cost $37,416.10 at 2.9% Cost of borrowing $3,900. *See dealer for full details. GALAXY

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