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When Hail Attacks

Woman lost in bush escaped assault BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Stills from the one-hour documentary, ‘When Hail Attacks,’ which airs on CBC television at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

DOCUMENTARY LOOKS AT WHY THERE’S MORE HAIL IN CENTRAL ALBERTA THAN ANY OTHER REGION IN THE WORLD AND HOW CLOUD SEEDING IS REDUCING THE DAMAGE BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF When Central Alberta isn’t buried under snow, it’s probably being pelted with hail. That’s what happens when you live in Alberta’s hail belt. “There’s more hail in Central Alberta than any other region in the world,” said Larry Day, president of Pyramid Productions Inc., of Calgary, on Tuesday. The hail belt stretches from north of Red Deer to south of Calgary, east to Medicine Hat and west to the foothills. “That’s where the intensity really is, it’s in that belt.

Some place, almost every day through the summer somewhere, it’s hailing.” Day produced and directed a one-hour documentary, When Hail Attacks, that airs on CBC television at 7 p.m. on Saturday. His research showed no one has died due to hail in the region, which has happened a few times during freak storms in other countries. But livestock has been killed in Central Alberta, he said. “We get the most hail in the world. We don’t necessarily get the biggest.” The documentary looks at why the region gets so much

hail and how cloud seeding, using a small fleet of twoengine aircraft, reduces hail damage. “Pilots fly into cloud formations of major thunderstorms, sometimes they’re already pretty violent, and they seed a chemical silver iodide into the clouds. The theory is by putting these little pellets into the clouds they convince the clouds to make more smallsized hail stones and fewer large hail stones. “If they get it just right, they turn the hail into rain or at least pea-sized hail that doesn’t do very much damage.”

Cloud seeding, financed by the insurance industry, started in the 1970s and is now done for Red Deer, Calgary and communities in between. Day said it used to be done in rural areas to protect crops and farmers favour a return to cloud seeding. The documentary asks whether cloud seeding damages the environment. If not, should farmers also benefit. “In a normal year (hail) is the most costly severe weather in Canada. It’s more costly than tornadoes or hurricanes or even floods.”

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Mounties believe a woman who escaped a sex attack on a rural road ran into the bush to hide but became lost for 12 days. The 25-year-old from the O’Chiese First Nation was discovered on Friday wandering in a remote area near Rocky Mountain House. She remains in hospital with a broken jaw and infected cuts, said Cpl. Nick Munro. “She was suffering from exposure, may have been mildly concussed from the altercation — not in great shape,” he said Tuesday. He explained that police and search-andrescue volunteers began looking for the woman after her mother reported her missing. Despite her injured jaw, and through garbled speech, she was able to briefly talk about the ordeal with investigators, and to identify her alleged attacker. “We’re going to do a more in-depth interview once she’s recovered and had a chance to settle down.”

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Church tagged in graffiti incident Cruise Night the place for area car lovers BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

Deer Park Alliance Church in Red Deer is the latest church requiring graffiti removal. The north side of the church, a nearby fence and shed on the property were all tagged Sunday night. TerryLee Ropchan, executive director of Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, said large buildings walls, like a church or school, are as seen as bigger canvases. “Typically, if there isn’t a lot of lighting on the building in the evening hours that’s a place for them to work unnoticed,” Ropchan said on Tuesday. Recently she also saw a small amount of graffiti at Holy Family School, also in Deer Park. “In most instances, the graffiti isn’t big works of art that take a lot of time. They’re just kind of walking by, it takes 15 seconds. (Paint) can back in the pocket, and away they go.” She said people have noticed a general increase in graffiti in Red Deer, but Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre plans to scub the paint away, with the help of 60 vol-



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The fence behind the Deer Park Alliance Church in Red Deer has been tagged with graffiti. unteers, on Aug. 24 at least in the downtown. “We’re going to do a big sweep through the downtown core on that Saturday afternoon and get all the graffiti. Just kind of really clean it up before the fall and winter sets in.” Ropchan said if the sweep goes well, more will be planned for next year in different parts of the city because the spray painting happens ev-

erywhere. The centre also has a youth action team that cleans away graffiti as one of its random acts of kindness, and the centre sells products to remove the paint. For more information about Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, located at 108-4711 51st Ave., call 403-986-9904 szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com



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Every Thursday evening a Red Deer parking lot is transformed into a sea of gleaming Detroit steel, chrome and horsepower. In an event that has become a summer staple, hundreds of lovingly tended cars roll into the lot behind Parkland Mall. Road dust is gently wiped off and hoods hoisted to show off the power plants that put the muscle in muscle cars for the perusal of appreciative gear heads from 6 to 9 p.m. Red Deer Cruise Night, which began in May and will run into October if the weather holds, has become the place to be for area car lovers, says John Rathwell, a Red Deer car collector and columnist for Red Deer Advocate’s Central Alberta Life. “I am a car guy and I go to car events all over North America and what I’m seeing here in Red Deer is the envy of places all over North America,” said Rathwell, who has been collecting cars for 20 years. “I was down at a cruise night in Florida a little while

ago and they had 125 cars there, and they thought it was pretty cool. “(Cruise Night organizer Dave Burden) on a good night will pull in 500 cars. It’s really been spectacular.” Burden said this season his peak has been 570 vehicles five weeks ago. “We had a drag car night. So a lot of people came out for the drag cars, to check those guys out. “Our average right now is about 350-plus depending on the weather.” It is likely the biggest weekly show and shine nation-wide, said the owner of a prized 1974 Dodge Challenger. Asked for his secret to success, he said, “I try to stay happy and I keep it as free as possibly can. “Plus, I try to make it a family-filled event as well, so the kids and the wives can actually come out.” There are food vendors, a bouncy castle and, occasionally, live bands.

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Man convicted of serious sex offences deported to Lebanon BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A Calgary man convicted of two sex offences has been deported to Lebanon. The Canada Border Services Agency says 36-yearold Louay Khalil was removed from Canada for “serious criminality” on July 17. Khalil came to Canada in 2006 and was convicted three years later of sexual assault for attacking two women after they had just got off a bus. He served a suspended sentence and was ordered deported in 2011. But he couldn’t be removed from the country until other charges were settled in court. The Crown stayed two sex charges that allegedly involved a developmentally disabled woman.

Custom-designed ambulance delivers smooth ride to sick children in Calgary CALGARY — Calgary is getting a special, new ambulance to transport its tiniest patients. The neonatal intensive care unit vehicle will be able to transport two children at a time between hospitals. The old ambulance used for infants only had enough space for one incubator. The new ambulance will also be able to carry four health-care workers, as well as onboard generators to keep medical gear working in case the vehicle breaks down. Alberta Health says it spent two years designing the ambulance. The $250,000 cost includes supplies and equipment.

Man charged after pickup truck crashes into Calgary courthouse CALGARY — A man has been charged in the crash of a pickup truck into the doors of the Calgary courthouse. Police say someone deliberately drove the truck around a concrete barrier and through the south entrance of the downtown building early Monday. No one was hurt, but there was significant damage to the doors. Jaren Wayne Feser of Calgary has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and causing damage to property. Feser, who is 29, has been remanded in custody and is to appear in court Aug. 7


ASSAULT: Woman reported missing Munro said investigators have pieced together that the woman had been in a truck with four other people when it got stuck on the north end of the reserve on July 14. Three of them went to get help and, when they didn’t return, the woman and a man started walking. That’s when he struck her face and tried to sexually assault her, Munro said. “She fled into the bush and, when she was in there, she got lost and disoriented and couldn’t find her way out again.” RCMP believe the group may have been drinking and alcohol could have played a role in the woman getting lost, Munro said. Investigators knew nothing of the alleged attack when the woman was reported missing a couple of days later. Her friends and boyfriend hadn’t heard from her. Her mother was worried. Officers talked with the people she was with in the truck, including the last man to see her. He was co-operative, didn’t know where she was and was not considered a suspect at the time, said Munro. RCMP and volunteers from the reserve scoured the area on July 18 and the next day a helicopter joined the search. They then stopped looking. “We had no further leads on where to search.” Deep in the forest, the woman sipped river water and foraged for berries.

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Standing directly under the flow of the Discovery Canyon waterfall at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area, Tanner Thomson of Rocky Mountain House gets a thorough soaking Tuesday. Discovery Canyon runs daily during the summer months, weather permitting. She hiked about 10 kilometres before an oilfield worker found her walking down a dirt road on Friday. He helped her get into his truck, called RCMP and met officers and an ambulance on a nearby highway. Later that day, police arrested Kevin Roy Gladue in Edmonton. The 36-year-old faces charges of sexual assault, aggravated assault and obstructing a peace officer. He is to appear in court in Rocky Mountain House today.

HAIL: Most costly storm happened on July 3, 1991 Red Deer’s most costly hail storm happened on July 3, 1991, and caused $28.2 million of insured damage losses. A 2008 Environment Canada report said that storm caused the equivalent of $40 million in damages (in 2008 dollars). The next severe hail storm to hit Red Deer was Aug. 8, 2008 and also caused an estimated $40 million in damage. Central Alberta earns its reputation largely because of the Rocky Mountains, Day said “When the wind is coming just right it bumps the warm, moist air into the Rocky Mountains and creates updrafts, pushing the warm moist air up into the higher atmosphere as high as jets fly. At that height, the temperature is -30 to -50 so the moisture turns to ice.” Day said everyone has a hail story so he gathered a few funny, heart-warming and sad stories. As a Calgarian, Day said his story is typical — enough hail through the years to pummel plants,


CARS: ‘Anything you’ve got is welcome’ Burden has also kept the event open to just about everybody. “Pretty much anything you’ve got is welcome as long as there is some pride in it.” Cruise nights have been around in Red Deer for 20 years, but in 2000 Burden and a few friends got together to create Cruise Night after a popular Gasoline Alley gathering spot closed for a while. It was Burden who took on the job of finding new locations as the event outgrew its previous spot. A location next to the downtown former Prairie Office Products gave way to a lot near Real Canadian Superstore, which was followed by three different spots at Parkland Mall. Rathwell gives Burden full credit for steering the event to the success it has become. “Dave is organizing it and doing it, and he’s doing it all for free,” he said. Burden shrugs off the praise, saying he does it for the love of cars and the joy of chatting with other enthusiasts and checking out unique vehicles. “If you come every night to Cruise Night, I guarantee you will see something you have never seen before.” Admission is free but donations are welcomed.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Track, rail car defects caused derailment BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF A number of small problems came together to cause 10 empty CP Rail tank cars to jump the tracks near Bowden last year. This was the finding of a Transportation Safety Board of Canada investigation of an incident that occurred on April 21, 2012, seven km north of Bowden where the railway track runs parallel to Hwy 2. It involved 10 cars of an 80-railcar northbound freight train derailing at a switch in the tracks. Two of the cars then smashed into the lead locomotive of another CP rail freight train that had been sitting on another track. One derailed tank car also leaked

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a small amount of glycol — residue of the load the car had previously been carrying — but there were no injuries. The Transportation Safety Board investigation found that a combination of track and railcar defects, combined with the grade at the derailment site, were sufficient to cause the wheels of light, empty rail cars to skip the tracks. “Each of these factors alone would not have resulted in the derailment,” the report concluded, but the combined factors were enough to derail two rail cars, which then dragged more cars off the track. The incident occurred at a siding switch, when wheels on the 12th and 13th cars climbed the rail at the turnout. A grade change at the site, “track geometric irregularities,” and a slight

(one and a quarter inch) mismatch in the coupler height between the 12th and 13th railcars were among the defects found. “With the train navigating the turnout, the cars were in the jackknifing position,” stated the report. This resulted in force against the rail. The 12th and 13th cars were also found to have dry and un-lubricated centre plates that didn’t allow the wheels to pivot fully on the first two derailed tank cars. “These types of defects can affect car body movement on curved track and lead to increased lateral forces,” states the report. CP Rail spokesperson Ed Greenberg said the Transportation Safety Board findings, along with information obtained from CP Rail’s own internal

investigation, are being used to make safety improvements. “We have already taken some corrective actions,” said Greenberg, including installing more monitors along the track that detect problems with train performance. “We’ve embraced the technical train inspections system.” Such incidents lead to a “heightened awareness for our teams” about the need for visual and electronic inspections, he added. “We are always interested in strengthening our operations when it comes to safety.” The Transportation Safety Board investigation does not attribute fault or liability, but is done to improve transportation safety.




BRIEFS Driver clocked going 200 km/h on Hwy 2 A 24-year-old Okotoks man, allegedly clocked at 210 km/h on Hwy 2, is now facing serious charges including impaired driving. On July 23 at approximately 11:45 PM, a Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) officer was travelling north on Hwy 2, north of Ponoka, when he noted a vehicle travelling well in excess of the posted 110 km/h speed limit. The officer activated his radar, and confirmed the speed of the vehicle at 210 km/h. The officer, with the assistance of Ponoka ITU members, was able to safely stop the vehicle in the southbound lanes of Hwy 2, just south of Lacombe. The driver, a 24-year old Okotoks man who recently moved from B.C., was arrested and charged with dangerous driving and impaired operation of a motor vehicle. During the course of the ensuing investigation, the man provided two breath samples that allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be 140 mg/100 ml of blood, nearly twice the legal limit. In addition, the man had outstanding warrants with fines totalling $2,600. He will remain in custody until the fines are paid or the imposed court custody time is completed. The driver will be appearing in Ponoka provincial court on Sept. 6 in relation to the new charges.

Air cadets on exchange A group of 75 international air cadets will touch down in Central Alberta this week as part of a two-week exchange to the province. Cadets from 14 countries are part of this year’s International Air Cadet Exchange that started in Edmonton on July 24. The annual program has been running since 1947. Visits have already been made to the 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron at Garrison Edmonton and 4 Wing based at Cold Lake. On Tuesday, half of the cadets took to gliders at the Air Cadet League of Canada’s Netook Gliding Centre just north of Olds. The others traveledl to

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Law enforcement officers and emergency services personnel in Red Deer want to take street racing off the roads and onto the race track. A Red Deer branch of Youth Initiatives & Education in Lifestyles & Driving Association (YIELD) is raising money to buy a drag race car and paint it with RCMP colours to grab the attention of local youth. “Red Deer has a huge hot rod and classic car community. It also has a young group of car enthusiasts and street racing has always been a problem in communities,” Const. Lee Watt, traffic officer with Red Deer City RCMP, said Monday. “You regularly see kids racing on the north end of town and there have been some accidents.” YIELD Association, based out of Stony Plain, already has one race car that visits communities across Western Canada. Watt, who regularly attends Red Deer Cruise Night on Thursday, said taking a race car to schools is a good way to initiate a safety conversation with youth. “You’re not a cop. You’re the person with the cool car so you can get a message across to them.” And meeting up with them at a sanctioned race track is another way, he said. To become a sponsor or to find out more about YIELD Association contact Watt at or visit YIELD Association on Facebook. Drumheller to visit the Royal Tyrell Museum. Today, the excursions will be reversed. A visit to the Penhold Air Cadet Summer Training Centre at Red Deer Airport is also planned. During their stay, the air cadets and about a dozen escort officers and Canadian Staff Cadets are being housed at Olds College. Tours of Banff, the Columbia Icefields, Fort Macleod, Head-SmashedIn Buffalo Jump, and the Nanton Bomber Command Museum are among other stops planned before the exchange wraps up on Aug. 7.

Man charged with first-degree murder makes brief court appearance A man charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of man in a Red Deer Potter’s Hands apartment made a brief court appearance on Tuesday. Mark William Bitterman, 31, appeared on a closed-circuit TV link from the Red Deer Remand Centre. Duty counsel Murray Shack said Bitterman had only recently lined up a lawyer and asked the case be adjourned for a week. Bitterman returns to Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 6. Bitterman is accused of killing Curtis Leroy Rangen, 43, whose body was found on May 3 in a chest freezer inside his apartment. Police allege Rangen was killed during a break-in at his home. In a separate case, Bitterman, and two others, are also facing numerous charges in connection with an alleged escort services scam in Red Deer. Charges include kidnapping, extortion, assault and weapons offences. Red Deer City RCMP started the investigation after two reports of robberies that originated from male victims using the Internet for escort services last month. According to police, in both instances the males contacted a female from these websites and set up a location and time to meet with them. Once the man arrived at the meeting place, two male suspects brandishing a knife or firearm would steal money, credit cards and in one instance a vehicle from the victim. Police said during one of those robberies the male was held against his will for an extended period of time before escaping capture and contacting police. Lindsey Rae Mazzei, 30, of Red Deer, Florian Edward Poitra, 31, of no

fixed address, have also been charged.

Driver charged after fatal accident A 26-year-old woman was arrested and charged on Tuesday with impaired driving causing death following a fatal accident last May. At about 9 a.m. on May 18, Ponoka RCMP and other emergency responders attended a collision Hwy 2, 12 km north of Ponoka at Menaik overpass. A southbound car occupied by three people had left the roadway and rolled several times in the west ditch. A 25-year-old female passenger was ejected and died on scene. The female driver was transported to Ponoka General Hospital and treated for minor injuries, later released and the male passenger was uninjured. The highway at the time was dry and bare with clear and sunny weather. Upon completion of the investigation, the female driver has been arrested and charged with dangerous driving causing death and impaired driving

causing death. She is scheduled to appear in Ponoka provincial court on Sept. 9 at 09:30 am.

Man convicted of fraud A Saskatoon man has been convicted in connection with fraudulent activity committed against Parkland Fuel Corp. a decade ago. Martin Outhwaite, 64, pleaded guilty in Saskatoon provincial court on July 23 to fraud over $5,000. A charge of theft over $5,000 was stayed. Outhwaite was sentenced to two years less a day, with the time to be served in the community subject to a number of conditions, including strict guidelines on when he can leave his home. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $153,593.51. Crown prosecutor Christy Pannell said the charges related to fraudulent transactions involving Parkland and perpetrated by Outhwaite while he was an employee of the Red Deer company during the early 2000s. These included presenting false invoices to Parkland for merchandise that was never received.


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Bring Grandma, Grandpa & kids and enjoy old fashioned family picnic, and what would a picnic be without oven-fried chicken, potato salad, and buttered corn on the cob. Games for the children and entertainment for the adults are featured.

- Newfoundlander Special (Steam) (D)

Sat., Aug. 3

Enjoy a little bit of “The Rock” right here in Alberta and feast on steak and lobster. Included are guaranteed train robbery, on board entertainment and Down-East entertainment at supper. And what would a Newfoundlander Special be without complementary “East Coast” beer and blue berry wine with the meal. And as an added bonus, Ever wonder who these people are who call themselves Métis? This is your chance to visit a hivernant, meet the people of the plains in their colorful sashes and Hudson’s Bay coats, and see their handicrafts.

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Rail Fans Special to Big Valley (Steam) (A)

This is Alberta Prairie’s annual event showcasing railway equipment and locomotives. Highlight will be a photo roll-by featuring steam-locomotive No. 41 and visit to historic railway town. Locomotives and other rail equipment on display and open to public. This trip is really a “Country Dinner” with an added feature. Locomotive No. 41 will pull train to Big Valley and back to Stettler. Includes an Alberta roast beef buffet. - Family Special to Big Valley (Diesel) (F) Clowns and children’s entertainers will perform for the kids. Includes a roast turkey buffet meal plus hot dogs for the children, but no train robbery. Special pricing makes these trips the most economical choice for families with children.

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Sun., August 11

- Country Dinner to Big Valley (Diesel) (A)

Mine payroll on board increases danger of being hit by bandits. Includes sliced meat and potato salad buffet meal, and time to visit Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, restored station, rail car museum, and roundhouse and elevator interpretive centres.


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HIGH RIVER — As if the flood wasn’t bad enough, residents of High River are now coping with another problem — looting. Police say there has been a rash of thefts in the community, which had to be entirely evacuated last month due to the flooding that swept through southern Alberta. Last week, someone went through a subdivision where homes had been torn apart and left to air out and stole copper wire and pipe. RCMP Const. Jeff MacBeth says the opportunistic thieves are revictimizing people. He says it’s hindering the community’s recovery. Business are being hit as well — the owner of the Cakery Bakery moved all her equipment outside to let it dry out, and much of it ended up being stolen. “One minute it’s there and one minute it’s gone,” said Katie Vogt of the $150,000 worth of mixers, racks and ovens. “They had a Bobcat, a front-end loader, a big garbage trailer — they just came in and hauled it all away.” Yousra Jomha was at home cleaning up when a man in a Bobcat drove up and told her he worked for the town, then tried to take away her filing cabinet. “How would you like it if I went to your front lawn and said, ’hi there, I really like whatever you have,’ and I took it and off I went, claiming it’s mine but profiting from it?” she asked.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How the rules of the rail changed BY JESSICA MCDIARMID SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE A piece of cardboard hung beside the railroad tracks in Lac-Mégantic, Que. In thick, black letters across the top, the word ‘TRAIN.’ On each side of a skull-and-crossbones, the word ‘NO.’ It’s one of several that cropped up along the tracks in the wake of the July 6 disaster, declaring trains no longer welcome. Clermont Lapointe hung one of those signs. Yet he said everyone recalls the role trains have always played in this community of 6,000. Lac-Mégantic was built on the railway, a narrow artery of steel that was the lifeblood of this town for 130 years. And which, around 1 a.m. on July 6, brought 72 carloads of crude oil hurtling into its very heart, where a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train derailed and exploded, killing an estimated 47 people. It’s hard, said Lapointe, to understand how something so rooted in the town’s history has left its core in ruins. Canada, like Lac-Mégantic, grew up alongside the railroad. But where railways once were run under the watchful eye of federal inspectors, government regulators have stepped back in recent years, passing safety responsibilities over to companies. Rules changed to allow the country’s two biggest railways to hawk their less-used sections of rail, leading to the rise of dozens of short-line railroads, one of them the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic. These changes went little noticed by most Canadians. Until Lac-Mégantic. When E. Wayne Benedict started working on railways in 1988, it was normal to see federal regulators prowling the tracks, trains and yards. “You could see active enforcement by Transport Canada regulators that were on the site, doing active inspections,” he said. “They would actually ride trains to ensure compliance.” By the time he left the industry to become a lawyer in 2003, there was a “dearth of regulatory action, to say the least,” he said. “You just virtually, very rarely if ever, saw the regulators on the railroad property.” The Railway Safety Act, implemented in 1989, pushed responsibility onto companies for the safe operation of their railroads. Transport Canada held that the changes reflected a ‘spirit of co-operation’ and a move away from a ‘fully prescriptive’ regulatory approach to one that recognized railways’ obligation for safety, with Ottawa maintaining overall responsibility for a safe national system. Companies were to submit operating rules and safety plans to Transport Canada for approval and abide by federal Canadian Railroad Operating Rules. Transport Canada’s role now is more that of an auditor than an independent enforcer, said Benedict, who argues that the system fails to protect the public interest. “There’s an inherent conflict of interest when a

LETTERS Closing Michener Centre a brave and necessary step Closing the Michener Centre is a brave and necessary step in the government’s quest to streamline the delivery of health care in our province. It should have been closed 20 years ago! We can all plainly see why it was not. The political noise that we hear from the media and a few citizens and politicians is troubling the government. Cutting health care costs is politically difficult. My compliments to our provincial government for finally having the political courage to close Michener, and bravely face the indignation of a few citizens and a couple of politicians who are trying to gain some brownie points. By far, the largest portion of health care is labour. So when we see Alberta Union of Provincial Employees and the nurses union complaining, we can consider it a good sign — the minister of health is finally doing his job by cutting some of the “fat” out of the health care workforce. The cost of Alberta’s health care system is not sustainable! No matter what anybody says, it’s rising daily and has been out of control for decades. How did we get in this fix? It’s obvious for anyone who follows our political history and culture. Politicians have often mentioned the “Alberta Advantage,” which to most voters probably means, in Alberta, money grows on trees and in oil deposits, and money spent on health care is money well spent. Pork-barrelling politicians of all stripes have consistently won re-election by promising clinics and hospitals on every street corner. Then add to this immaturity by taking a glance at the greedy unions who are the big labour resource in our system. The focus of AUPE and the nurses union is the same: more jobs, more money.

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A group of boys cycles toward a sign posted beside train tracks reading, “You, the train from Hell, do not come here anymore, you are not welcome. Signed the population” in the town of Lac-Megantic. profit-making company is vested with the decisionmaking power over all of the public interest in relation to safety, environment and economics,” he said. “Common sense says that they’re going to make the decision that’s going to have the least impact on their finances and profits.” He pointed to a couple of examples. In Calgary, during its massive floods less than two weeks before Lac-Mégantic, a Canadian Pacific bridge partly gave way and six cars — five containing petroleum products — slumped over the swollen river. CP said it had inspected the bridge 18 times during the flood. It normally would have checked piers below the surface — where ultimately the problem lay — but couldn’t due to fast currents and murky water. CEO Hunter Harrison said holding trains back until an underwater inspection could take place would have been ‘jeopardizing commerce.’ And then there’s Lac-Mégantic. Investigators have months of work ahead to determine what went wrong. Still, said Benedict, the train was left on a main track. A siding and derail were there, but federal rules don’t require companies to use them. Nor do rules dictate how many hand brakes must be used to provide a fail-safe. Companies may set out those numbers in their specific operating instructions, or not. “That’s, in my mind, a failure of the regulatory regime,” said Benedict. “The travesty of this situation at Lac-Mégantic is that there were two fail-safes available at that location.” The Railway Safety Act also opened the door to letting Canada’s two major carriers, CN and CP, start to sell off unprofitable sections of track, while the 1996 Canada Transportation Act prompted a ‘mushrooming’ of short lines. CP sold off the line through Lac-Mégantic in 1995. Rail World Inc., MMA’s parent company, acquired it in 2003.

Of course there is no focus on more efficiency. Unions to do think that way. No matter what party is in power in Alberta they would all face what the Conservatives now face: cut health costs or go bankrupt. Now the public is beginning to see that a responsible government must fight back! Close facilities, cut jobs, cut staff, force unions to think efficiency, make changes, keep Alberta in the black! Yet somehow, find a way to serve Albertans’ health needs. Alberta Health Services and the minister of health now appear to be working together to effect the correct changes in the system and get Alberta back in the black ink. I’m excited to see many cutbacks, and hopefully many more to come. I’m very happy to see the demise of local regional health boards. They were the worst pork-barrellers of all, actually competing against each other to see who could win the biggest health care expenditure for their region. Thankfully they are gone! Now it is up to AHS and the minister of health. No longer should the voting public allow the politicians to buy votes by promising big health care expenditures. Alberta is finally on its way to a health care system that is an example for all of Canada and the world. This is exciting stuff! Jim Swan Red Deer

Let’s see what happens when we allow pets Re: July 27 Advocate story, Small dogs, cats allowed to ride transit as part of six-month pilot project Firstly, when I saw the headline I thought about allergy sufferers such as my children and myself who would be exposed to allergens in an enclosed space. Secondly, I thought of the last pilot project that city council chose to go ahead with, the bike lanes. Then I read the article, and there were some good points. Having had to take one of our hypoallergenic dogs to the vet recently,

and having to take public transportation previously because of a medical condition, I can empathize with those who have lap pets and no mode of private transportation. Pets are very important to some people and/or families (not the ones with feral cats, of course). Public transportation is quite affordable and I would rather be in a bus, with more hard surfaces, cleaned more often (debatable), with a larger volume and more circulated airspace that has transported animals than in a cloth-laden car that has done the same. I agree that other than service animals, allowed animals should be in smaller containers with a solid bottom. I don’t think that there will be rampant pet transportation because of the project, based on the parameters described in the article. A lot of people will be on the fence

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University of Manitoba professor Barry Prentice said that once smaller operators, free of forceful unions, took over such lines, many could turn profits again by operating with more flexibility. Without those changes, some of those lines would have been abandoned outright, said Prentice, meaning more road traffic to haul goods. “If we do abandon these lines, it’s almost impossible that we’ll ever see these lines back in operation again.” But the short lines struggle to maintain infrastructure, he said, often leaning on governments to help. Mike Lowenger, vice president of operations and regulatory affairs at the Railway Association of Canada, said the Railway Safety Act made it easier to introduce new technologies to make operations safer. Changes to the act in 1999 incorporated safety management systems (SMS), requiring companies to create a safety plan and leading regulators to rely more on auditing a railway’s performance rather than on detailed technical inspections. The success of the SMS approach “depends on a partnering between industry and the regulator to better manage risks ... and to continuously improve safety performance,” said the introduction to a 2007 rail safety review by Transport Canada. Lowenger said safety management plans add another layer to federal rules. “We don’t feel anything’s been diminished; we feel it’s been added to,” he said, pointing to the industry’s improved safety record. Profits don’t trump safety, he said. “Try the cost of an accident. Accidents are expensive, PR is not good if you’re not a safe railway and shippers ... if they don’t think your railway is safe, they won’t use you. When we say safety is No. 1, there’s a big rationale for that. It’s not just show anymore, it’s your business. If you’re not safe, you don’t have a business.” Bob Ballantyne, former RAC president, said what’s often called deregulation of industry safety isn’t a ‘carte blanche’ for railways. Transport Canada can and does force new rules as needed, said Ballantyne, current president of the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association. “The fallback position is the government’s got a really big hammer.”Transport Canada used that hammer last week when it issued six emergency orders, following several urgent safety notices from the Transportation Safety Board on securing unattended trains. Benedict calls it ‘creeping reregulation,’ an ad hoc series of reactive rules when what’s needed is a discussion about Canada’s regulatory regime. Rex Beatty, president of Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, concurred: “Without jumping on the railroads, I really think we should be sitting down and having a dialogue about how the railway operates.” But in Lac-Mégantic, many simply want the railway moved. CBC reports that the Canadian Transportation Agency has been asked to relocate the tracks. Other communities are having similar discussions. Some of the towns built on railways don’t trust them anymore. Jessica McDiarmid is a city reporter at the Toronto Star.

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Exemption sought for U.S. officers BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The United States wants its police officers to be exempt from Canadian law if they agree to take part in a highly touted cross-border policing initiative, says an internal RCMP memo. The debate over whose laws would apply to U.S. officers working in Canada raises important questions of sovereignty and police accountability, says the briefing note prepared for RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. “Canadians would likely have serious concerns with cross-designated officers from the U.S. not being accountable for their actions in Canada.” The planned pilot project — part of a sweeping Canada-U.S. perimeter security pact — would see the two countries build on joint border-policing efforts by creating integrated teams in areas such as intelligence and criminal investigations. The perimeter deal, being phased in over several years, aims to ensure the safe, speedy passage of goods and people across the 49th parallel while bolstering North American defences. The October 2012 RCMP memo was intended to brief Paulson for a meeting with David Moloney, a senior adviser to the Privy Council Office for implementing the vaunted perimeter security deal. A censored version of the classified document was

recently obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. It notes that plans were underway for trial projects in the areas of policing and the preclearance of truck cargo, each involving U.S. officers working alongside Canadian counterparts. The cargo pilot project — which has since been announced — entails U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working in Fort Erie, Ont., and Surrey, B.C., to pre-inspect southbound shipments according to American customs procedures. The so-called Next Generation policing project — whose pilots have yet to be finalized — would involve U.S. and Canadian officers working on each other’s turf to enforce the host country’s laws. However, according to the RCMP, the two countries haven’t seen eye to eye on the tricky question of which country’s legal system would deal with a police officer accused of breaking the law. Traditionally, co-operative initiatives in crossborder law enforcement and border management have been based on the notion that the laws of the host country apply to illegal acts on its territory and that host-country courts would have jurisdiction, says the RCMP memo. “However, the U.S. has recently expressed concerns with the continued application of the ’host country law model’ and has requested that its offi-

cers be exempted from the laws or the jurisdiction of the ordinary courts in Canada in the context of the Next Gen and Preclearance initiatives.” For the cargo preclearance pilot projects, announced in March, Canadian law will apply to U.S. customs officers, said Public Safety Canada spokeswoman Josee Picard. But the issue remains unsettled for the policing initiative, which was supposed to be up and running last year. The RCMP memo says there are several reasons why it “remains appropriate” for host country laws and courts to continue holding sway, including: ● the fact it is generally the right of sovereign states to have jurisdiction over unlawful acts in its territory; ● the Canadian and U.S. justice systems are very similar when it comes to use of force by police; ● the border pact was negotiated on the understanding that the countries’ respective legal frameworks would apply. “Canadians place a high value on sovereignty and police accountability,” the briefing note adds. A preliminary assessment indicates it “would not be feasible nor desirable to have two law enforcement officers working together being subjected to different regimes for accountability and criminal liability,” the memo says.



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TORONTO — The family of a young man who died after being shot by police on a Toronto streetcar called it a “tragedy for all involved” and said they hold no ill will against the thousands of officers who protect the public every day. Sammy Yatim, 18, died early Saturday morning in what the Special Investigations Unit called an “interaction” with police, which was captured on surveillance and cellphone video. Yatim can be seen on video pacing the empty streetcar as shouts of “drop the knife” are heard. Nine shots can be heard on the bystander video, first three shots in succession then six more after a pause of about six seconds. Yatim was shot multiple times, the SIU has said. Yatim’s family released a statement Tuesday thanking Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair for reaching out to them and vowing to co-operate with the SIU’s probe. “We expect that this matter will be investigated with the fullest measure of the law, so that incidents like this can be better managed and de-escalated before such extreme use of force is ever exercised again,” the family said. “We want to be clear that we do not hold any ill will against the thousands of police officers who work to protect us each day. This is a tragedy for all involved.” Yatim, wearing what appears to be white pants, can be seen in security camera footage — obtained by Global News — dropping to the ground after the initial volley of shots. The security video has no audio, but when synced with a cellphone video taken by a bystander, it appears to show that Yatim is still on the ground, his leg moving slightly, as six more shots are fired. Police are then seen boarding the streetcar and the sound of a Taser can be heard. The SIU confirmed a conducted energy weapon was also used. The SIU has designated one subject officer and 22 witness officers. The Toronto Police Association’s president has said the officer involved in the incident is “devastated.” Mike McCormack said the public shouldn’t jump to conclusions before investigators collect all the facts surrounding the shooting. The family, meanwhile, said they are “living a nightmare” from which they can’t seem to wake up. “The next few months will be very trying for us as our family adjusts to life without Sammy and wades through all the details and decisions that led to this senseless tragedy,” they said in their statement. They are just trying to “bury this poor kid in peace,” said family friend Joseph Nazar. Both of Yatim’s parents were out of town when he died, his father on business in Atlanta and his mother visiting Montreal from Syria, where she is a doctor at a children’s hospital, Nazar said. Yatim’s sister, believed to be about 17 years old, was left to identify her brother’s body, Nazar said. Hundreds of people took to the streets Monday with cries of “shame” and brandishing posters that read “protect us from our protectors” as public outrage grew over Yatim’s death. That mobilization likely wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the videos, said Abby Deshman, director of the public safety program at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. “That kind of community outrage, I think, can be directly related to how closely people understand what happened,” she said.

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Liberal leadership candidates urged to pay back the money they owe ELECTIONS CANADA RULES OUT COURT ACTION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Former candidates who still owe money from the 2006 Liberal leadership campaign won’t be taken to court by Elections Canada, the country’s elections commissioner has ruled. Instead, Yves Cote suggested Tuesday that the candidates pay the money back in a timely manner. The Harper Conservatives have been demanding that Elections Canada impose penalties on Liberals who’ve failed to pay back loans taken out during their December 2006 leadership contest. They called Cote’s decision “absolutely shameful,” referring to the owed money as “illegal political donations dis- Stephane Dion guised as loans.” “Instead of letting Liberal leadership candidates off the hook for hundreds of thousands in illegal donations, it is time for Elections Canada to launch a thorough and proper investigation to preserve the integrity of our electoral system,” Conservative Party communications director Fred DeLorey said in a statement. But the law as it is currently written is unenforceable, Cote said. “The commissioner has concluded that the Act, as currently drafted, lacks sufficient clarity to support enforcement action in the criminal courts with respect to loans or claims that remain unpaid following the expiry of an extension,” Elections Canada said in a statement. “Therefore, no enforcement action can be taken against the leadership contestants in relation to their unpaid debts.” As of Tuesday — that is, nearly seven years after the leadership race in which Liberals picked Stephane Dion to lead them — four candidates still owed money. Dion owed the least, at $7,500, while Ken Dryden still owed a hefty $225,000. Hedy Fry had $69,000 in outstanding debt while Joe Volpe had yet to repay $97,800. The candidates were given several extensions of the original 18-month deadline to repay their loans. Regardless of his ruling, Cote urged the candidates to pay back the owed money out of respect for the spirit of the law. “Despite the difficulties in enforcing the (Canada Elections Act), I believe it is clear that Parliament intended that leadership contestants act diligently to repay their campaign expenses,” said Cote. “I strongly encourage the contestants involved to make every effort to raise funds through individual contributions, repay all outstanding debts and report all transactions to Elections Canada.” The Tories introduced legislation in November 2011 designed to fix problems that chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand has said render the Canada Elections Act incoherent and ineffective. But the proposed law has never been passed — something the Liberals say needs to happen. “We agree with (Elections Canada’s) assessment that the system needs improvement and we are willing to work with other parties on suitable legislation,” Liberal party national director Jeremy Broadhurst said in an email. The Liberals partly blame the Conservatives for tying the hands of leadership candidates midway through the party’s 2006 contest by reducing the maximum individual contributions that could be made to a candidate to $1,100 from $5,400. Earlier this year, the federal Liberal party revamped its own rules governing how much debt could be racked up by leadership candidates after some members were labelled as deadbeats for not paying back their 2006 loans. Going beyond legal deadlines to pay back electoral loans is not uncommon for any party. Elections Canada has not fined or jailed any of the candidates from the 2006, 2008 or 2011 elec30 Ave. & Dunlop St., tions, although 105 of them owed a combined Red Deer $1.6 million beyond the Open Monday - Sunday 18-month deadline for repaying loans. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Some 18 months after the May 2011 general election, 39 candidates still owed a collective $741,326.

Lac-Megantic still appealing to railway to pay for cleanup costs BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The town of Lac-Megantic says the cost of cleaning up its disaster zone has skyrocketed to almost $8 million and it wants the railway involved to pay up. The town mayor says the cleanup costs are now nearly double the previously reported figure. Without the help of the provincial government, she says, Lac-Megantic would be stuck. Colette Roy-Laroche says her town has sent a second legal notice to the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway demanding payment for the $7.8 million in cleanup costs. It wants a response within 24 hours. This is after the railway missed a deadline last week to respond to the first legal letter. “The town of Lac-Megantic is still appealing to the company’s sense of responsibility,” Roy-Laroche said. The town is, at the same time, speaking to lawyers about a possible lawsuit. Several other lawsuits are already being organized in the wake of the disaster. MMA has hinted that it might have to shut down. “Everyone’s envisioning that (bankruptcy) scenario, I guess,” Roy-Laroche said. “But I don’t have any more information on that.” Another U.S. company says it has serious objections to a legal request that it help pay for the cleanup. World Fuel Services Corp. is one of three companies that received a Quebec government legal notice Monday demanding that they pick up the tab for the devastating July 6 derailment, which released millions of litres of crude oil into the surrounding environment. The petroleum-logistics firm was named in the order alongside its subsidiary, Western Petroleum Company, and the MMA Railway, which operated the train that slammed into the community, killing an estimated 47 people. “We have serious objections to the legality of the order,” World Fuel Services said in a statement Tuesday. “We intend to promptly discuss these issues with the relevant authorities.” World Fuel Services, which is based in Miami, said it did not expect to be named in the legal notice, or in any similar government action related to the crash involving a crude-oil-filled train. The company added it has sent its own environmental experts to monitor the progress of the cleanup efforts as much as possible, but says the site remains under control of MMA and local officials.


It said Monday’s order is the first time the Quebec government has stated that World Fuel Services has any responsibility to pay for or supervise cleanup activities by crews it maintains are under control of MMA and local authorities. “World Fuel Services will continue to meet any and all obligations it may have with respect to the accident,” the statement said. “We realize this has been a great tragedy for the local community, and we want to again express our deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims, the families, and all those who have been affected by this tragic accident.” The Quebec legal order is one element on the growing stack of legal problems for companies connected to the derailment. World Fuel Services, Western Petroleum Company and MMA are among 10 defendants listed in several wrongful-death lawsuits filed last week in an Illinois court. Both World Fuel Services and MMA have also been named in a proposed class-action suit in Quebec. The railway declined to comment Tuesday on the Quebec government’s legal order or any other legal questions. The Maine-based company was expected to respond Tuesday to a lawyer’s letter it received last week from the municipality of Lac-Megantic. The municipality’s legal notice calls on MMA to reimburse the municipality $4 million after the railway allegedly failed to pay cleanup crews. The town and the province assumed the cost when workers hired by the railway threatened to walk off the job if they weren’t paid. Amid MMA’s intensifying financial headaches, its chairman recently told a Maine newspaper that he was considering whether the railway could survive. On Tuesday, MMA was said to have laid off five more employees. The United Steelworkers, which represents MMA workers in Quebec, indicated the company has now cut nearly one-third of its workforce in the province since the derailment.

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Members of the Montreal police tactical team keep watch on a house in Montreal, Tuesday, during a standoff with an armed man believed to be barricaded in his home. With details still murky, police said the SWAT team member was either struck by a bullet — or slammed into an object — during an ongoing standoff. Const. Anie Lemieux, a police spokeswoman, said the standoff started late in the morning when police were alerted to workers on a property being threatened by a man with a gun. The man, who appeared to be around age 70, retreated into his home when police arrived. “There’s at least one gunshot that was fired toward police officers from the tactical intervention group,” Lemieux said. “The police officer was slightly injured,” she said. “He’ll be OK.”

Inquest demanded into deaths of Manitoba mother, children BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — A memorial service was being planned Tuesday for a Manitoba woman and her two children whose deaths have sparked a call for a provincial inquest. A service for Lisa Gibson, 32, her two-year-old toddler Anna and infant son Nicholas is to be held Thursday afternoon in Stonewall, just north of Winnipeg. Gibson’s body was found in the Red River Saturday, three days after her children were found alone and unresponsive in the family’s Winnipeg home. They were pronounced dead in hospital. Gibson’s husband was not at home at the time. Police have released few details, but the head of Winnipeg’s firefighters union said first responders found the children in a bathtub. “They removed the children out of the tub and began immediately to work on the children trying to revive them,” Alex Forrest said. “We have had some success in the past with water drownings in being able to revive children quite some time after the incident. The firefighters worked right up until going to the hospital and unfortunately, tragically, it just wasn’t meant to be.” The discovery left most of the firefighters needing counselling and time off, Forrest added. Winnipeg police and community services agencies have scheduled a clinic of sorts at a community centre for Wednesday night to offer emotional support to neighbours. Police have said while it may appear Gibson killed her children, they are not ready to rule out other possibilities and are continuing to investigate.


One in eight Canadian households couldn’t access sufficient food in 2011 TORONTO — Food insecurity in Canada is “a serious social and public health problem,” says a new report that found nearly one in eight Canadian households couldn’t access sufficient, safe and nutritious food in 2011. The study said 3.9 million Canadians were affected and the 330,000 households that were “severely food insecure” were worried they would run out of food before being able to afford more. University of Toronto professor Valerie Tarasuk was lead author of the study, released last week. She said the likelihood of a household facing food insecurity rises as the income drops. At a national level the number of people facing food insecurity is rising, she said, with 450,000 more Canadians affected in 2011 compared to 2008. “I hadn’t expected this,” she said, adding that Newfoundland and Labrador was the only exception, and the province offers a “provocative” finding. “We know they’ve had an aggressive poverty reduction strategy running since 2006,” she said. “I’d be very surprised if that wasn’t a big part of the story.”

F-35 price cut in offing with new deal inked between Pentagon and aircraft-maker OTTAWA — The maker of the controversial F-35 is touting the new lower cost of the stealth fighter in a new agreement signed with the Pentagon. Officials at Lockheed Martin say the price tag for the next two batches of the radar-evading jet built for the U.S., Australia, Italy, Norway and Britain will see successive price cuts of four

per cent each year, and increased production. The agreement will allow the U.S. Defence Department to purchase all 71 aircraft originally planned for those production phases, including those that were in jeopardy of being cut due to Washington’s sequestration budget impacts. The average price tag for the current batch of F-35s is pegged at US$120 million, and Lockheed Martin officials say by mid-2015 the eight per cent price cut will be fully in effect. Sticker shock and conflicting estimates have made the purchase of 65 F35s a political lightning rod in Canada, where National Defence was accused of low-balling the liability to taxpayers. The Harper government had put the purchase on hold while it evaluates whether to go to a full-blown competition to replace the air force’s CF-18 fleet.

Police uproot marijuana mystery in Saanich, B.C. SAANICH, B.C. — City boulevards are often lined with grass, but when a less-than-legal type of greenery showed up along curbs in Saanich, B.C., officers wasted no time doing a little weed whacking. Residents living along Admirals Road, on the western side of the Victoria suburb, say medians in the area had just been topped with soil, prior to sodding. But before the grass could be seeded, someone carefully planted 29 young, healthy marijuana plants. The shady shoots showed up Saturday. Police are now searching for the illicit landscaper.

Search on for two U.S. fishermen missing in Nunavut BAKER LAKE, Nunavut — A C-130 Hercules airplane from CFB Winnipeg is part of the search for two U.S. fishermen missing on a lake in Nunavut. An official at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at CFB Trenton in Ontario says a call came into the centre from emergency officials in Baker Lake. A small fishing charter airplane was to have picked up the two men on Monday at nearby Dubawnt Lake. Their boat was found out of gas and still full of fishing gear, but there was no sign of the men — a father in his 70s and his son in his 40s. Their names aren’t available.

Baird denies report he gave RSVP to Sri Lanka for Commonwealth summit OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denied reports Tuesday that he has confirmed plans to attend the Commonwealth summit in Sri Lanka. Two newspapers in Sri Lanka reported Tuesday that Baird had sent his RSVP to be part of the Canadian delegation to this November’s summit of the 54 Commonwealth leaders. “About 85 per cent of the participants from 54 Commonwealth countries including Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird have confirmed their attendance ... We hope the Canadian Premier will also confirm his participation once the other Commonwealth Leaders confirm their participation,” a Sri Lankan MP was quoted in one domestic newspaper. But Baird’s spokesman Rick Roth says the minister has yet to decide whether he will attend the meeting. Roth says the minister remains concerned about the Sri Lankan government’s lack of accountability over allegations of war crimes against ethnic Tamils in the aftermath of the country’s long civil war that ended in 2009.

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There have been media reports that Gibson sought treatment for postpartum depression after the birth of her son in the spring. A spokeswoman for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority said Tuesday privacy laws prevent the release of any information, but the matter is being reviewed. “We have looked into (Gibson’s) interactions with our services and have shared the information we gathered with the chief medical examiner for his investigation,” Heidi Graham wrote in an email. “The initial information we have is that the care provided by (the health region) followed normal protocols for postpartum care.” The ball is now in the court of the chief medical examiner, who has the authority to order an inquest into the deaths. Such a review would be run by a provincial court judge and would include sworn testimony from witnesses, including medical experts. The examiner’s office did not return phone calls Tuesday. The head of the Canadian Schizophrenia Society said a provincial inquest is needed to find out whether the health-care system handled Gibson appropriately. “Many in the public would want to know ... did we do everything we could for her?” Chris Summerville said. “The question would be was there a thorough suicide-risk assessment made and ... was she being regularly seen?” Manitoba Attorney General Andrew Swan also has the authority to order an inquest. A spokesperson for the minister’s office said that the government’s practice is to leave the decision to the chief medical examiner.

VANCOUVER — A lawyer representing two women who allege former Vancouver Olympic CEO John Furlong abused them while he was a teacher decades ago has launched a formal complaint, accusing the RCMP of being biased in their investigation of those claims. In a letter this week written to the Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Jason Gratl accused Mounties of telling Furlong’s lawyers one thing about the investigation and the media something else. Gratl is representing Beverly Abraham and Grace West, who each filed lawsuits last week alleging Furlong sexually molested them when he was a teacher at a Burns Lake, B.C., school decades ago. None of the allegations have been proven in court, and Furlong has yet to file a response to the women’s statements of claim. However, in court documents filed last week related to a separate lawsuit, as well as in previous addresses to the media, Furlong denied such abuses took place. Last week’s court documents said the RCMP has found Abraham’s allegations of sexual abuse by the ex-VANOC CEO to have “no basis in fact.” In the court documents filed as part of a lawsuit against freelance journalist Laura Robinson, Furlong references “the alleged abuse of Beverly Abraham.” “Subsequently, the RCMP has thoroughly investigated the alleged charges against the plaintiff,” Furlong’s court document says. “The RCMP has found nothing to substantiate the complaint of allegations. As a result. . . .Furlong has been informed no charges have been laid and no report will be made to Crown Counsel.” In his letter to the complaints commissioner, Gratl pointed to an RCMP inspector who spoke to the National Post last week, saying the force cannot comment because “our file has not been fully concluded on the Furlong matter.” When contacted by The Canadian Press on Tuesday, the RCMP said again that the file remains open. The force refused to comment on anything else surrounding the investigation. Gratl said his clients are “unsettled” by what he said is a discrepancy between the RCMP’s public statements about the investigation and what Mounties appear to have told Furlong. “The discrepancy between the two communications raises the concern that the RCMP have prejudged the investigation,” he said. “The appropriate remedy, in my clients’ mind, is that the complaints commissioner ensures the integrity of the ongoing investigation.” Neither Furlong’s lawyers nor TwentyTen Group, the public relations firm that represents Furlong, would comment on Tuesday. In his letter, Gratl also called the investigation “haphazard,” and said he worries it may be “tainted by interference, indifference or incompetence” because Furlong worked closely with members of the RCMP during preparations for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Gratl also accused the RCMP of not being diligent in contacting key witnesses or obtaining key documentation regarding the alleged abuses at Burns Lake Immaculata Roman Catholic Elementary School, where Furlong taught as a physical education teacher in 1969 and 1970. “Burns Lake is a small community with many potential witnesses to this abuse,” Gratl said. “There’s a strong potential for similar fact evidence to come forward, and based on what we know, based on our discussions within the community, the RCMP has not spoken to all potential witnesses.”

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Flooding costs TD insurance Q3 loss TD Bank Group (TSX:TD) says recent severe flooding in Alberta and the Toronto area will likely result in a loss for its insurance business, which would have been profitable without the weather-related expenses. TD Insurance faces an after-tax net loss of between $240 million to $290 million for the period, which includes the months of June and July, the bank announced Tuesday. TD joins other major Canadian insurers in disclosing some of the costs associated with widespread severe flooding in southern Alberta in late June and a flash flood that inundated parts of the Toronto area in early July. Excluding the weather-related and general insurance claims, TD Insurance would have had between $130 million and $180 million of net earnings during the quarter ending July 31.

Lower-priced BlackBerry coming BlackBerry says its lower-priced keyboard smartphone is headed to Canadian stores next month, even though it was originally intended solely for emerging markets. The Waterloo, Ont.-based smartphone maker unveiled the cheaper version of its latest line of smarphones in May. The move allows BlackBerry to offer its new BlackBerry 10 operating system to smartphone users who can’t afford, or don’t want to spend the money, on a more expensive phone. The company says the BlackBerry Q5 will hit Canadian stores on Aug. 13 through carriers like Bell (TSX:BCE) and Telus (TSX:T), as well as various retailers. The phone will also be available through Roger’s (TSX:RCI.B) lower-priced label Fido. It has yet to announce how much the phones will cost in Canada. — The Canadian Press



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Oil, gas expo hits gusher INAUGURAL RED DEER OIL & GAS EXPO DRAWING HUGE INTEREST BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR The inaugural Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo is attracting a broad range of exhibitors from across Canada and beyond. Approximately 175 companies had registered for the Sept. 11 and 12 trade show as of last week, with many of these committing to multiple booth spaces, said organizer Dwayne McArthur. “We have a number of exhibitors from other provinces and even from the United States — as far as Texas,” said McArthur, who admitted that he had expected only Central Alberta businesses to show interest. Much of the space in Westerner Park’s Prairie and Stockmen’s pavilions has now been spoken for, he added, although more booth spaces could be created by changing the orientation of the show area. There has also been a run on the 30-foot by 30-foot outdoor exhibit spots, which initially numbered 78. “We’ve now increased that to 183 and we are very close to being full.” Not only have the companies showing interest in the expo been many, they’ve been varied. “We have, what I would consider every aspect of the oil and gas industry,” said McArthur.

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Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo organizer Dwayne McArthur has been busy promoting the September event, including at this year’s Westerner Days parade. Several presentations are planned for the two-day show. Speaking on Wednesday will be Scott Arnold, director of sustainability and external relations with Syncrude partner Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.; and Mark Scholz, president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. The next day will feature Jerry Hanna, CEO of Clearflow Enviro Systems Group

Inc.; and Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling. McArthur said he hopes members of the general public will attend the expo, which will be free to attend. “Our number 1 mandate is to create awareness of where the oil and gas industry is in Central Alberta today.”

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Fabulous fabrics in a barn BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR There are plenty of farm gate retailers in rural Central Alberta. But none offer the products that Jackie Swainson and her daughters do. The trio recently opened Nuts for Bolts etc. in a barn south of Sylvan Lake. There, visitors will find a selection of higher-end fabrics and other products. “We’ve sort of built an upscale fabric boutique, is what we’ve done,” said Swainson. Sourced from companies in the United States, the fabrics at Nuts for Bolts etc. include designer products like high-end cottons. “They’re fabulous fabrics,” said Swainson. “They’re very high quality.” It was her own quest for de-

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Jackie Swainson holds up a bolt of fabric in her shop south of Sylvan Lake as her granddaughter Grace Allred looks on. Swainson recently opened the store Nuts For Bolts etc. in a barn on on her rural property. signer fabrics that planted the seed for the business about three years ago. Frustrated by how costly it was to ship fabrics in from the United States, Swainson decided to set up a company that could buy on a

wholesale basis. With the help of her adult daughters Jessica Swainson and Jen Davis — whom she describes as her “creative consultants” — Swainson began buying in bulk and reselling online.

Shipping to buyers as far away as Sweden, Australia, England and Japan, the home-based business soon outgrew Swainson’s home.

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Canada losing lead in G7 growth OVER-HEATED HOUSING MARKET DRAGGING DOWN ECONOMIC LEAD, REPORT SAYS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Once a growth leader among big industrialized nations, Canada’s reign at or near the top may be coming to an end, says a new forecast from Capital Economics. The projection, issued Tuesday, calls for the economy to advance by 1.5 per cent, followed by an even softer 1.0 per cent in 2014, as the country’s over-built housing market moves from soft to crash landing. That would likely put Canada behind the U.S., Japan and possibly Germany — among the G7 countries — in terms of growth in at least one of the years. Capital Economics analyst David Madani, who wrote the report says, given the

under-performance, he expects the Bank of Canada will keep interest rates at current super-low levels until late 2015. The new outlook runs directly contrary to how the Bank of Canada — and many private sector bank economists — view the economy and housing unfolding. While the central bank sees growth accelerating in the July-September period this year and continuing into the next two years, Capital Economics predicts the opposite scenario, with the second half of this year squeezing out a mere one-per-cent growth rate. The slow pace extends through to 2014, then picks up to two per cent in 2015. Madani, who is the global forecasting firm’s chief economist in Canada, says the main reason is that the country’s housing

market is poised for a correction. Most forecasters have pencilled in a soft landing, although the Bank of Canada lists the possibility of a sharp housing fall as the No. 1 domestic risk to the economy. “I think people are really under-estimating the risks to the housing market,” said Madani. “Is no one worried about this?” Not only would a real estate correction — of up to 25 per cent in prices — weigh on residential construction and jobs, but it would also sap confidence and dampen consumer spending, he said. Other economic engines are not faring much better, Madani adds.

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Construction firms New crude oil rail loading facility nominated for awards announced for Edmonton Three Red Deer residential construction companies are in the running for provincial awards. Bowood Homes, Sorento Custom Homes and Platinum Homes & Developments are finalists for 2013 Awards of Excellence in Housing. Bowood is vying for the award for Estate Home Over $1,500,000 against two other builders, Sorento Custom Homes is one of three finalists for the Multifamily Townhome or Duplex Under $300,000 award, and Platinum Homes & Developments is up against three other builders in the category Renovation — $200,000 to $500,000. Winners will be named on Sept. 13 during the Canadian Home Builders’ Association — Alberta conference in Jasper. A record 412 entries were received for this year’s awards, with the list narrowed to 137 finalists. The association has also announced the finalists for its Safety Leadership Award. These include Red Deer-based Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating.

KEYERA, KINDER MORGAN PROJECT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. have entered into a joint venture to build a new crude oil rail loading facility in Edmonton. The facility, which will be called the Alberta Crude Terminal, will be able to load crude oil handled at Kinder Morgan’s Edmonton Terminal onto trains for delivery to North American refineries. The terminal will have 20 loading spots and will be able to load about

40,000 barrels of crude oil into tank cars per day. It will be operated by Keyera and served by both Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP). Keyera will pay for about $65 million of the costs, while Kinder Morgan will pay approximately $33 million. The new terminal is expected to be commissioned during the second quarter of 2014, pending regulatory approvals. In a statement, Keyera said the new facility will “help address some of the crude oil delivery constraints currently being experienced by the Alberta energy sector.” Kinder Morgan said the plan will help it grow its crude by rail terminal network.

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GROWTH: Many sectors detract While Capital Economics believes a stronger U.S. will boost Canada’s export sector, almost every other sector will either detract from growth or offer at best tepid support. “We’ve got a housing sector that’s over-extended, the government sector is cutting back, you’ve got businesses not feeling confident right now, so where is this growth going to come from?” he asks. As such, Madani anticipates the unemployment rate to rise from an average 7.3 per cent this year to 8.0 per cent in 2014. The jobless rate will stabilize somewhat at 7.8 per cent in 2015. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter, whose own forecasts are darker than the central bank’s but rosier than Madani, finds nothing unreasonable about the Capital Economics analysis. He does not share in the pessimism over housing and believes the U.S. recovery will help rescue Canada’s economy from sinking as low. During a recent news conference, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz also pointed to improving conditions south of the border for his relatively optimistic growth path scenario. In particular, Poloz said, private sector demand in the U.S. had turned bullish, which should boost demand for Canadian exports of lumber, and machinery and equipment. The new forecast comes a day before Statistics Canada reports on the country’s gross domestic product performance for May, which the consensus view predicts will show a relatively strong 0.3 per cent pick-up. That will have little bearing on the longer-term trend, however. The Bank of Canada, for instance, has signalled a one-per-cent second quarter overall, which includes May, due to the temporary shocks of the Quebec construction strike and the Alberta floods in the last month of the period. An expected drop in demand and prices for Canadian potash as a result of an predicted supply glut could further detract 0.1 percentage points from third quarter GDP, CIBC said Tuesday. Hiccups aside, Madani says what is ailing Canada is more fundamental. A large reason Canada outperformed the G7 in the years following the 2008-09 recession is that its housing market expanded, while in the U.S. and many other advanced nations, real estate values slid, and in some places, collapsed. But what housing gave the economy, it is now poised to take away. “We may disagree on how it will end up, but we can all agree the housing market is now over-extended,” he said. “There’s not much upside there.”

BUSINESS: Grew out of basement “It just got to the point where my basement was full.” The idea of running their own shop appealed to Swainson and her daughters. Doing so on their country property seemed a good way to avoid the high cost and regulations associated with an urban store. “This way, it’s more of a destination and we control our own hours,” said Swainson. She and her husband Stephen built the two-storey barn, with Nuts for Bolts etc. occupying the approximately 1,500-square-foot ground floor. A separate business operated by Stephen uses the second level. Open since July 10, the store sells the same fabric products as its online predecessor. But it also carries fashion jewelry from Carolee New York, as well as custom sewing like blankets and quilts, and paper products and notions. “Just a bunch of stuff that we like,” summed up Swainson. So far, she said, customer response has been positive. And demand should grow come fall and winter. Swainson even plans to offer courses on sewing topics in her barn. “We’ve built the space so that all the shelves and all the display cabinets can be rolled off the floor, and the tables expanded into a big long table.” Nuts for Bolts etc. is currently open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with customers able to book appointments outside those hours by calling 403-588-2445. Information about the store, including directions to get there, can be found on its website at www.

EXPO: Timing good for other conferences, show Scheduled to run concurrent with the Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo will be Boutiques For Women, which grew out of the long-running World of Women show. It’ll take place in the Prairie Pavilion salons, said McArthur, and will provide an alternative venue for expo attendees and exhibitors, and their family members. The timing of the Oil & Gas Expo should be good, with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors to hold its fall conference for service rig operators in Red Deer on Sept. 11 and the conference for drilling rig operators in Nisku on Sept. 12, said McArthur. Arrangements have already been for the Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo and Boutiques For Women to return to Westerner Park in September 2015. But that timeline might move forward to next year. McArthur explained that he had planned to run the Red Deer events in opposite years to the Calgary Global Petroleum Show. But it was recently announced that the Calgary show will now be held every year instead of its tradition of every second year — prompting him to rethink his own timing. Additional information about the 2013 Red Deer Oil & Gas Expo and Boutiques For Women can be found online at

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Members of the Alberta Chambers Executive gathered in Stettler earlier this month for the professional association’s annual conference and development session. The approximately 40 chamber executives who took part, including Red Deer Chamber of Commerce executive director Tim Creedon (front row, fourth from the right) — who was completing his term as association president — were treated to a special trip to Big Valley aboard an Alberta Prairie Railway Excursions train, complete with an old-fashioned train robbery.

Telus asks court for clarity ON NEW RULES FOR TRANSFER OF WIRELESS SPECTRUM BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Telus is asking the courts to clarify the new rules for transferring radio wave licences between wireless carriers, which it says favours foreign buyers like big U.S. company Verizon. The Vancouver cellphone company wants the Federal Court to review a recent decision by the federal government that blocked it from buying struggling small carrier Mobilicity in a $380-million deal. Telus (TSX:T) said it’s concerned the decision by the former industry minister could put billions of dollars of investment at risk, cost Canadian jobs, and result in huge foreign companies being given regulated advantages over Canadian companies. U.S. carrier Verizon is reportedly interested in entering the Canadian market and buying new carriers Wind Mobile and Mobilicity when the small carriers’ spectrum licences expire. Under the new rules, Telus, Bell (TSX:BCE) and Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) are prevented from bidding for the licences without ministry approval. “Canadian investors put billions of dollars into the new wireless companies understanding they could not transfer their spectrum for five years but would be able to do so after that time, giv-

ing them a way to get some money out if the firms ran into financial difficulty,” said Telus spokesman Shawn Hall. Former industry minister Christian Paradis announced the new rules at the end of June, as part of changes to increase competition in the wireless sector that has been dominated by the three large companies. “The minister’s statements seem to re-write that to indefinitely extend that restriction, which could well cost those investors millions of dollars while preventing Canadian companies like Telus from purchasing other Canadian companies in financial distress. It could also force those companies to sell at fire sale prices to foreign companies, in the absence of real competition to buy them.” A spokesman for Industry Minister James Moore said the government is aware of the request by Telus for a judicial review and has no further comment. In its court filing, Telus said the former minister didn’t have the jurisdiction to change the rules for transferring spectrum licences when they expire after five years. Bell CEO George Cope has said Verizon wouldn’t build its own network across Canada to reach rural communities and would concentrate on a few big urban centres, forcing Canadian carriers

to do the same while potentially cutting jobs and slashing costs in order to compete with the U.S. carrier. Cope has also said that Bell, Rogers and Telus have taken a cumulative hit of $15 billion on the capital markets since the news broke that Verizon could enter the Canadian market. Two consumer groups, however, disagree with the companies on the possible entry of Verizon into Canada. The Consumers’ Association of Canada and the Public Interest Advocacy Centre said the federal government has been clear that it wants more wireless competition. “Bell, Telus and Rogers are trying to scare Canadians with misinformation,” said Bruce Cran, president of the Consumers’ Association of Canada. “We are happy that new Industry Minister Moore is staying the course on spectrum.” Foreign ownership restrictions have been removed for small wireless companies with less than a 10 per cent of the market, which opens the door for Verizon and other foreign companies to enter Canada. However, big carriers still can’t be more than one-third foreign owned. Verizon has more than 100 million wireless subscribers while Rogers, Telus and Bell have about 25 million between them.

Ongoing bitumen spill puts scrutiny on Alberta’s new regulator: critic BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — An ongoing spill of tarry bitumen in northern Alberta is focusing the world’s attention on the province’s new energy regulator, says an environmental think-tank. “The way in which Alberta and Canada is managing the oilsands has already attracted significant international attention and that’s because it’s not possible to point to significant progress in terms of the big environmental issues,” said Chris Severson-Baker of the Pembina Institute. “When stories like this emerge, here’s another problem. The regulator doesn’t seem to be in control of the situation.” For weeks now, bitumen has been oozing to the surface at an oilsands project owned by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range. The leak has so far released almost a million litres of bitumen and has fouled about 20 hectares of land. The bitumen is probably being forced to the surface through cracks in overlying rock created by the company’s extraction method, which uses hot, high-pressure steam to force the product up wells. This year’s spill seems similar to a 2009 release in the same spot. After that spill, the Energy Resources Conservation Board, as the regulator was then known, al-

lowed CNRL to resume production using lower steam pressure, even though an investigation failed to discover exactly what happened. The Alberta Energy Regulator, which replaced the conservation board earlier this summer, now has a chance to show that it plans to conduct business differently, said Severson-Baker. “There’s an opportunity to really compare and contrast how the ERCB dealt with the first incident at this same site with how they deal with it this time,” he said. There’s little doubt the world is watching. Newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to England’s The Guardian have written about the CNRL spill. It also comes at a time when Alberta’s and Canada’s environmental record is being considered by U.S. politicians trying to judge what the impact would be of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oilsands bitumen south from the oilsands to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Just last week, a major study suggested that fewer than one per cent of the industry’s environmental infractions resulted in enforcement actions. Cyclic steam stimulation is used in four oilsands projects that represent about one-third of the industry’s production from in situ projects, which extract bitumen in place without digging mines. It’s well-understood technol-

ogy that’s been used successfully around the world for 30 years, said Brij Maini from the University of Calgary’s petroleum engineering department. In some reservoirs, it’s the only in-situ technique that works. The trick is to apply enough steam pressure to crack the rock and allow the steam into the reservoir without cracking the rock so much that the bitumen is forced to the surface. “It requires a good balance between exceeding the fracture limit, but still staying within a certain limit,” he said. In Alberta, that sweet spot is narrower. “The problem with Alberta is that our reservoirs are very cold,” Maini said. “Alberta ... projects will not work unless you use higher steam pressures.” The CNRL leak raises questions about how well that balance is understood, said Severson-Baker. “Are we doing a good job of designing these projects, keeping in check the desire of these companies to extract as much economic return as possible while still protecting the integrity of the cap rock?” The ball is in the new regulator’s court, he suggested. “It’s up to the regulator to be willing to take that approval away because it’s based on a failed design. I don’t think a project can legitimately continue with a track record like this.”

George Weston will look to health, wellness space for future acquisitions BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The parent of Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says its future acquisitions are likely to be in the health and wellness space, to complement a recent deal that saw the grocery giant snatch up Shoppers Drug Mart for $12.4 billion. “The health and wellness space is an attractive space,”

said Pavi Binning, president of George Weston Limited (TSX:WN), during a conference call Tuesday. “That could absolutely be an outcome (of the Shoppers acquisition), that we look at food businesses that operate in that space.” However, the majority owner of the grocery store chain and fresh and frozen foods producer Weston Foods said it isn’t planning on making any

big purchases soon. “Given the transaction, it’s prudent to maintain strong cash balance at Weston while Loblaw deleverages over the next few years,” Binning told analysts. “We will have capital available for Weston Foods to make small acquisitions in growth areas, but the amount we make available will be limited.” George Weston made its comments after reporting that

its second-quarter net earnings attributable to shareholders fell to $98 million, from $135 million a year earlier. The loss was primarily due to a recurring accounting item related to a sale agreement for 9.6 million Loblaw shares. Basic net earnings per common share were 69 cents, down from 98 cents during the same period last year. During the quarter, George Weston booked a charge of 34

cents per share for net interest expense and other financing charges related to a fair value adjustment stemming from the forward sale agreement, which has been on Weston’s books since 2004. After excluding certain items, George Weston reported $1.10 per share of adjusted basic earnings per share, up from $1.05 a year earlier and two cents per share better than analysts had estimated.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 89.15 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.05 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.96 Blackberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.93 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.13 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.95 Cdn. National Railway . 103.66 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 128.55 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 37.63 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.05 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.71 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 35.06 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 45.83 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.27 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.50 General Motors Co. . . . . 36.50 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 16.88 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.60 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.01 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 46.54 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 31.80 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.13 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.94 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 85.23 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.40 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 49.64 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 15.50 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.59

Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.50 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.49 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.89 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 20.11 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 37.72 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 21.33 First Quantum Minerals . 16.82 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 29.12 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.05 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.40 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 32.66 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.08 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.39 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.17 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 49.21 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.13 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.82 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.30 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.66 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.34 Canyon Services Group. 12.39 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.62 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.770 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.14 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.45 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.61 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 45.23 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.45 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.96

Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.06 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.88 Penn West Energy . . . . . 12.26 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.610 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.07 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.70 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.94 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.33 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.00 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 54.10 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 64.21 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.77 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.78 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.04 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.65 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.13 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.87 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 58.74 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.16 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 79.35 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.52 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 64.89 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.22 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67.25

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — Plunging shares of big potash producers helped drive the Toronto stock market lower Tuesday. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 87.29 points to 12,581.75 with pressure also coming from the mining group amid falling metal prices. North American potash companies retreated after a Russian-based rival broke up a European marketing group and announced plans to run at full capacity. The move by OAO Uralkali signalled that potash prices will weaken considerably. Chief executive officer Vladislav Baumgertner said the change in the company’s trading policy could take potash prices to less than US$300 a ton, which is at least 25 per cent below the current contract price for China. Shares in the rival Canpotex potash marketing group closed off the worst levels of the session but PotashCorp of Saskatchewan (TSX:POT) the most active TSX stock, still plunged $6.24 or 16.04 per cent to $32.66 on very heavy volume of 27.4 million shares. Shares in Agrium (TSX:AGU) dropped $4.69 or five per cent to $89.15. In New York, Mosaic (NYSE:MOS) tumbled $9.40 or 17.67 per cent to US$43.81. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar fell 0.4 of a cent to 97.07 cents US as traders wondered how the major change in marketing the fertilizer will impact Canadian economic growth. U.S. indexes were generally weak amid strong housing price data and weakening consumer confidence. The Dow Jones industrial index slipped 1.38 points to 15,520.59, the Nasdaq gained 17.33 points to 3,616.47 while the S&P 500 index added 0.63 of a point to 1,685.96. U.S. home prices jumped 12.2 per cent in May compared with a year ago, the biggest yearly gain since March 2006. The Standard & Poor’s/ Case-Shiller 20-city home price index also surged 2.4 per cent in May from April, nearly matching the previous monthly gain of 2.6 per cent, the highest on record. Meanwhile, the New York-based Conference Board’s index of U.S. consumer confidence came in at 80.3, down from 82.1 in June and below expectations for a reading of 81. Still, the index remains well above year-ago levels. The base metals sector was also a weight on the TSX, down 1.6 per cent, while the September copper contract on the Nymex moved down seven cents to US$3.04 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 31 cents to C$24.39. The mining sector has lost ground the last few days but is still up about

eight per cent from the lows the component hit June 24 as traders bought up stocks that have been beaten down, reflecting lower commodity prices and reduced demand from the world’s second biggest economy. “The real driver for base metals in general is Chinese demand and what level of growth Chinese officials will consider to be tolerable is the key question here,” said Dion. “The real key factor would be better clarity around Chinese growth, I think that’s the only variable around here that is impacting sentiment around the whole space.” Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ) fell 35 cents or eight per cent to $4.03 after hitting a new 52-week low of $3.99. The loss added to a drop of 20 per cent Monday after it said it’s expecting a delay in developing its Oyu Tolgoi copper project in Mongolia due to the government’s financing process. Turquoise Hill’s primary operation is its 66 per cent interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper-goldsilver mine. The December gold contract fell $4.80 to US$1,324.80 an ounce and the gold sector was off about one per cent. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) fell 37 cents to C$17.72. The financials component fell 0.7 per cent as TD Bank Group (TSX:TD) said it expects recent severe flooding in Alberta and the Toronto area will cause a loss in its insurance business in the third quarter. It says TD Insurance faces an after-tax net loss of between $240 million to $290 million for the period, which includes the months of June and July. TD fell $1.64 to C$87.25. The energy sector was slightly higher with Imperial Oil (TSX:IMO) ahead 74 cents to $44.06. The September crude contract fell $1.47 to US$103.08 a barrel as traders awaited key data later in the week, including the latest reading on U.S. economic growth and job creation. Traders also waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to give its latest appraisal of the U.S. economy and whether a change to the central bank’s stimulus strategy is warranted. Fed officials are meeting again on Wednesday in Washington. The Fed has been buying $85 billion of financial assets a month, a move that has kept long-term borrowing rates low and fuelled a rally on stock markets. However, the Fed is widely expected to wind down the program later this year if the economy improves.

12,581.75 down 87.29 points TSX Venture Exchange — 914.41 down 10.28 points TSX 60 — 722.72 down 6.48 points Dow — 15,520.59 down 1.38 points S&P 500 — 1,685.96 up 0.63 point Nasdaq — 3,616.47 up 17.33 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.07 cents US, down 0.40 of a cent Pound — C$1.5700, down 0.46 of a cent Euro — C$1.3664, up 0.55 of a cent Euro — US$1.3263, down 0.01 of a cent Oil futures: US$103.08 per barrel, down $1.47 (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,324.80 per oz., down $4.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.104 per oz., down 23.9 cents $678.49 per kg., down $7.69

MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index —

code:2 INDEX: Finance HL:TSX Venture Exchange closed Tuesday at 914.41 down 10.28 points THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 914.41, down 10.28 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 167.11 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $7.60 lower $482.80; Jan. ’14 $7.10 lower $486.70; March ’14 $7.20 lower $490.40; May ’14 $7.40 lower $492.70; July ’14 $7.40 lower $495.40; Nov. ’14 $7.40 lower $474.60; Jan ’15 $7.40 lower $474.60; March ’15 $7.40 lower $474.60; May ’15 $7.40 lower $474.60; July ’15 $7.40 lower $474.60; Nov. ’15 $7.40 lower $474.60. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 $5.00 lower $189.00; Dec ’13 $5.00 lower $194.00; March ’14 $5.00 lower $194.00; May ’14 $5.00 lower $194.00; July ’14 $5.00 lower $194.00; Oct. ’14 $5.00 lower $194.00; Dec. ’14 $5.00 lower $194.00; March ’15 $5.00 lower $194.00; May ’15 $5.00 lower $194.00; July ’15 $5.00 lower $194.00; Oct. ’15 $5.00 lower $194.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 359,420 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 359,420.


CALGARY — The CEO of WestJet Airlines admits the rollout this spring of a premium service geared toward business travellers could have gone more smoothly, but all of the kinks should be out of the system in time for its official launch in a few weeks. “It wasn’t pretty,” Gregg Saretsky told analysts on a conference call Tuesday to discuss the company’s second-quarter results. “We apologize to our guests and our flight attendants for that, but we’ll have that fixed for August 17.” The Calgary-based airline introduced three separate fare bundles — Econo, Flex and Plus — with little fanfare in April. Econo is the cheapest, least flexible option. Flex has a few more bells and whistles, including less costly itinerary changes and the ability to prebook seats in emergency access rows. Plus has the most perks, such as access to roomier seats toward the front of the plane, two free checked bags instead of one and priority security screening. Because the rollout of the new tiered service offering was so low key, there were some cases of passengers seating themselves in the first three rows of the retooled Boeing 737 aircraft, unaware they were supposed to pay for the privilege. “They saw the empty seats there and they just thought they’d sit themselves down and take advantage of some of the extra elbow room,” said Saretsky. “And that put our flight attendants in a very awkward and untenable position of having to try to move them out of that space or charge them on board the aircraft.” One big mistake, Saretsky said, was not demarcating the Plus rows clearly enough — with different coloured seat fabric, for instance. “To the uninformed guest, the Plus section looked just the same as any other section, unless you travel with a tape measure and can measure the seat pitch,” said Saretsky, adding those sections of the cabins will be more clearly branded in time for the launch. For the rest of 2013, WestJet expects the new fare bundles to bring in $20

million to $30 million in revenues. Once the services are fully up and running, that’s expected to increase by $50 million to $80 million per year. Earlier Tuesday, WestJet reported second-quarter profits of $44.7 million, or 34 cents per share — beating the average analyst estimate by a penny, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters. During the same period year earlier, WestJet brought in $42.5 million in profits, or 31 cents per share. The company’s quarterly revenue came in at $843.69 million, an increase from $809.28 million in the year-before period but below an analyst estimate of $860.7 million. The results included $8.4 million in one-time costs, including voluntary buyouts for flight attendants and the cost of relocating some of its 9,600 employees as WestJet started basing its crews out of multiple cities. WestJet launched a new regional service called Encore at the end of June. In early June, WestJet received two new Q400 turboprop planes from Bombardier, the first of 20 firm orders and 25 additional options. The airline plans on using the two 78-seat Bombardier planes for Encore. Encore will initially add Fort St. John, B.C. to WestJet’s network and also fly on routes between Vancouver and Victoria, as well as Calgary to Nanaimo, B.C. Additional routes will be added as it takes delivery of five more planes by the end of the year. In an effort to compete more effectively with Air Canada, the country’s biggest airline, WestJet has been looking to draw more international traffic into its network. In the United States, WestJet is working with American Airlines and Delta. On the international front, WestJet has announced partnerships with British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Air France and KLM. WestJet is also looking to beef up its presence in the ultra-competitive Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal circuit by offering more frequent flights and various perks to business travellers. WestJet shares fell eight cents to $20.05 in mid-afternoon trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Younger Canadians big on luxury travel but are particular about splurges: Amex BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Younger Canadians spend more on luxury travel and fashion than any other demographic, but selectively choose what they splurge on, says American Express Canada. Generation Y — which include those born after 1983 — had an 89 per cent increase in luxury travel spending and a 13 per cent increase in luxury fashion spending in 2012 compared with 2011, say data from the credit card company. They could be spending more money because they are just starting their careers, but they target their luxury spending, said Jennifer Hawkins, vicepresident and general manger for merchant services with the company. “For example, they may choose to fly economy, but when they arrive at a holiday destination they really put money aside for things such as fine dining or a fantastic hotel experience,” she said.

The credit card company looked at members’ spending on luxury fashion, travel and lodging, ranging from purchases of designer clothing to vehicles. According to the data, seniors — those over 60 — increased their spending on luxury travel by 52 per cent in 2012. While luxury travel is growing faster than luxury fashion and lodging, Hawkins said all age groups were selectively spending on luxury purchases that are “meaningful” to them. American Express Canada said luxury spending is expected to continue to grow in Canada, helped by the arrival of luxury U.S. retailers like Saks. It expects online spending in general to double by 2015 to $12.5 billion. A recent online poll by the Bank of Montreal found that Canadians were planning to save almost $10,000 this year, but 66 per cent said they were tucking the money away for vacations, luxury items and entertainment.

Saskatchewan economy could take major hit LOWER POTASH PRODUCTION FORECAST BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Saskatchewan’s economy could be hit hard by lower potash prices now that a key rival is out of a European cartel, with one prediction cutting the province’s economic growth in half this year. Uralkali, one of the world’s largest potash producers, said Tuesday it will end its export sales through the Belarusian Potash Company and direct all export volumes through its own Uralkali Trading. The breakup of the cartel was taken as a sign that Uralkali will be able to drive down the price of potash by as much as 25 per cent, affecting other rival producers in Canada and the United States. It’s a possibility that led to large drops in the stock price of PotashCorp, Mosaic and Agrium, companies with major potash operations in Saskatchewan. Potash, a main ingredient used in fertilizers used to promote crop growth, is key to that province’s economy, and the suggestion of a possible slide in that market raised questions about what impact

may be felt by Saskatchewan, or even the Canadian economy, as a whole. “It is a sector that has in the past had a material impact on growth and that can be the case again for 2013,” said Paul Ferley, assistant chief economist at the Royal Bank of Canada. If there were double-digit declines in potash production over the second half of this year resulting in flat mining output for the year, he said, that could reduce growth in the province by about a percentage point. An additional reduction in capital spending on the potash sector, with a five per cent decline in construction spending, could reduce GDP growth by a further half a percentage point. “The combination of both of those would subtract a percentage point and a half our current forecast of 2.9, so it suggests a halving of the growth rate,” Ferley said. But he warned it’s too early to say how aggressively the overseas producers might increase production and how the producers in Saskatchewan, which has one of the world’s largest deposits of the

mineral, may respond to the changes. Bill Johnson, a spokesman with PotashCorp, said the company was still assessing the situation. For the moment, it is operating as usual and continuing with its expansion in the province, as well discussing the developments with customers, he said. PotashCorp is the largest and best-known of North America’s potash producers and the largest partner of Canpotex, a company set up to market the three companies’ products in export markets such as China. A spokesperson for Saskatchewan Premier Bard Wall, said it was too soon to know the impact the announcement on price, production and provincial potash revenues in the province, where potash production accounts for about two per cent of the economy. “We will be monitoring these developments closely and speaking with Saskatchewan potash producers to gain a better understanding of the potential impact,” Kathy Young said. “We will also be evaluating the potential impact on pot-

ash revenues, which will be reflected in the first quarter financial report when it is released in August.” CIBC economist Avery Shenfeld said that potash production makes up just under a half per cent of Canadian GDP and represents about 1.5 per cent of Canadian goods exports. A drop of 25 per cent in volumes in the third quarter, as buyers wait for lower prices, would entail a drop of about 0.1 per cent in real GDP, or roughly 0.4 per cent at annual rates. Volumes should rebound in the fourth quarter, however, as the lower prices bring the buyers out to complete contracts. “These are ‘back of the envelope’ type figures, but give a sense that potash volume swings can indeed have a meaningful, if not massive, impact on Canadian quarterly GDP data, as they did in the latter half of 2012,” Shenfeld wrote in a note to clients. A spokesperson for Uralkali said Tuesday that the company expected competition on the potash market to increase once the firm starts selling through its own trader

and working at full capacity, and that should put pressure on the price to possibly go to under US$300 per tonne by the end of 2013. The US$300 per tonne price was deemed “rather low” by Scotiabank economist and commodity expert Patricia Mohr, however, who expressed doubts prices could reach those levels. “The potash market is quite concentrated though, so even if they (Uralkali) do sell outside the marketing arrangement that they’ve been a part of in the past, it remains really quite a concentrated market,” she said. “The market has been waiting for a second half contract agreement with China and that price had been expected to roll over at about US$450 per metric tonne delivered into China, so we’ll just have to see what happens now.” The CEO at Uralkali said in a statement posted on the company’s website that the Russian company has supported a united sales network but that has been upset by a Belarusian presidential decree in December and sales by Belaruskali outside their marketing partnership.






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Argonauts 38 Lions 12 TORONTO — Zach Collaros was so dialed in during his first professional start that even his coach was a step behind. With the calm demeanour of a seasoned veteran, the secondyear quarterback threw three touchdown passes Tuesday as the Toronto Argonauts dismantled the B.C. Lions 38-12. “I gave him a couple pointers throughout the game and he told me, ’Coach I’m way ahead of you,”’ Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich said with a chuckle. “That’s just the way he was tonight.” Starting in place of the injured Ricky Ray, the 24-year-old University of Cincinnati product showed tremendous poise under pressure against the CFL’s No. 1-ranked defence. But despite his impressive debut, Collaros was quick to share the glory. “I thought we played a great game. I thought in the second half, our offensive line really took their will away,” Collaros said after finishing 21 of 25 for 253 yards. “Beating a great team like the B.C. Lions is awesome and hopefully we can build on this.” Collaros spread the ball to eight different receivers on the night, including end-zone strikes to Jason Barnes, Alexander Robinson and John Chiles. He also rushed eight times for 28 yards and gave the Lions defence fits with his ability to avoid the rush. “The moment wasn’t too big for him,” Milanovich said. With the victory, Toronto (32) snapped a six-game losing streak against B.C. (3-2) in front of a crowd of 20,064 at Rogers Centre. Collaros wasn’t the only player making his first start for the Argonauts. Rookie running back Curtis Steele, in the lineup for the injured Chad Kackert, rushed 12 times for 74 yards and two late TDs.

Sweden defenceman Alex Edler has been suspended for two games during the Sochi Olympics for a dangerous hit at the world championships. The International Ice Hockey Federation says its disciplinary panel judged Edler’s hit on Canada captain Eric Staal was “reckless, dangerous and in disregard to the vulnerability of his opponent.” Edler knocked Staal out of the quarterfinals with knee-on-knee hit in Stockholm in May. He received a major penalty and game misconduct. Edler, who plays for the Vancouver Canucks, was banned from the rest of the tournament as Sweden went on to become world champion. The IIHF says he attended a disciplinary hearing in last week in Zurich. Edler must sit out Sweden’s games against the Czech Republic and Switzerland next February at the Sochi Olympics.


● Parkland baseball: Lacombe at Rocky, 7 p.m.


● Tennis provincials: 3.0/4.0/5.0 categories, Red Deer Tennis Club. ● Peewee AAA baseball: Provincials, East Central vs. Spruce Grove, 9 a.m.; Calgary vs. St. Albert, noon; Fort McMurray vs. Sherwood Park, 3 p.m.; Edmonton vs. Red Deer, 7 p.m.; Great Chief Park. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Tier II provincials, Fort McMurray vs. Red Deer, 3 p.m.; Okotoks vs. Calgary, 6:30 p.m., baseball diamond 2, Great Chief Park.


● Men’s amateur golf: Central Alberta Amateur, Red Deer Golf and Country Club. ● Tennis provincials: 3.0/4.0/5.0 categories, Red Deer Tennis Club. ● Peewee AAA baseball: Provincials, Great Chief Park.

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Toronto Argonauts slotback Jason Barnes (81) hauls in a touchdown pass as B.C. Lions safety J.R. Larose (27) and cornerback Joshua Bell (6) collide during first half CFL action in Toronto on Tuesday. “Our mentality is we really don’t worry about who’s not in,” Milanovich said. “We know we’ve got good enough players on this roster. “I don’t care who’s in there. I expect to be able to win.” On the other side of the ball, the Argonauts bend-but-not break defence stymied the Lions and quarterback Travis Lulay, who were toothless in the red zone. Lulay was 20-of-30 passing for 226 yards with an interception, running back Andrew Harris rushed 16 times for 107 yards and receiver Nick Moore caught six passes for 116 yards. Paul

McCallum kicked four field goals to move into fourth alltime on the CFL scoring list. The Lions mustered 378 yards of offence but couldn’t punch the ball over the goalline on a night that included four drives in the red zone. “We were in it up to the fourth quarter but then we didn’t take advantage of the opportunities that we had — just didn’t make the plays,” Lulay said. “They made the plays when it came to that critical point.” Toronto led 14-6 at halftime on two Collaros touchdown passes and never looked back

on a rare Tuesday night game that concluded an awkward Week 5 on the CFL schedule. After the Argonauts held the Lions to a field goal on their first possession after the break, Collaros threw his third TD, a 23-yard strike to Chiles, to make the score 21-6. The Lions offence responded with a 10-play, 86-yard drive that was helped by a 40-yard pass completion from Lulay to Moore, but Toronto’s defence again held firm and forced a 10-yard McCallum field goal that cut the lead to 21-12.

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Peewee Braves looking for provincial win BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF The Red Deer Dairy Queens Braves head into the provincial peewee AAA baseball championships at Great Chief Park this weekend feeling pretty good about themselves. The Braves, who finished third in the league, won eight of their last 10 starts. “We started a bit slow this year, losing several games in May, but we finished strong,” said Braves head coach Kelly Jones, whose squad finished back of Sherwood Park and St. Albert. The Braves are deep on the mound and Jones credited the team’s steady improvement at the plate for their better showing late in the season. “Out hitting came around and everyone on the team is contributing,” he said. “But one of the major reasons for our improvement was that we came together as a team.” The Braves have four players back from last year with seven moving

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Red Deer Peewee AAA Braves players Cooper Jones and Hunter Leslie will be suiting up for Team Canada to play at Aberdeen, Maryland next week in the Cal Ripken World Series. up from peewee AA and one from mosquito. The team’s pitching is their strength as they can go six deep when it comes to starters with Cooper Jones, Hunter Leslie, Ben LeBlanc,

Adam Junck, Zach Baker and Ty Moline. If the Braves reach the final they’ll need five starters. The Braves compete in a pool with St. Albert, Calgary and Edmonton while Sherwood Park,

Spruce Grove, Fort McMurray and East Central are in the other pool. The Braves see their first action Friday at 7 p.m. against Edmonton while they clash with Calgary at 9 a.m. Satur-

day and St. Albert at 6 p.m. Also on Friday East Central takes on Spruce Grove at 9 a.m., Calgary meets St. Albert at noon and Fort McMurray faces Sherwood Park at 3 p.m. On Saturday, Edmonton meets St. Albert at noon and Calgary at 3 p.m. on diamond 1 while on diamond II Spruce Grove takes on Fort McMurray at 9 a.m., East Central faces Sherwood Park at noon and Fort McMurray at 3 p.m. and Spruce Grove clashes with Sherwood Park at 6 p.m. Top two teams in each pool advance to Sunday’s semifinals, unless there’s a three-way tie for first then tiebreakers come into affect. The final goes at 3 p.m., unless there’s a bronze medal game, then it goes at 6 p.m. If a team reaches the final and is playing their third game of the day the final goes Monday at noon. “We’re fairly similar to St. Albert and Calgary and Edmonton can be tough, depending on who they have pitching,” said Jones.

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Jays bounce back for shutout win over Athletics BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 5 Athletics 0 OAKLAND, Calif. — Mark Buehrle allowed five hits over seven innings, Jose Bautista and Emilio Bonifacio each homered and the Toronto Blue Jays ended Oakland’s winning streak at four with a 5-0 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night. Colby Ramus also drove in a run and Edwin Encarnacion had two hits as Toronto improved to 11-5 against the AL West. Derek Norris had two hits for the A’s, who during the game acquired third baseman Alberto Callaspo from the Angels for infielder Grant Green. Callaspo was hitting .253 with five home runs and 36 RBIs entering Tuesday. Buehrle (7-7) extended his scoreless innings streak to 20, did not walk a batter and struck out two. He retired 10 of the first 11

batters he faced five days after tossing a two-hit shutout against the Houston Astros. Dan Straily (6-5) lost his third straight decision, giving up five runs — two earned — on six hits. He walked two and struck out two. Blue Jays right-hander Steve Delabar struck out the side in the eighth on nine pitches and leads all AL relievers with 70 strikeouts. Bautista’s two-out home run in the first put Toronto on the board. The Blue Jays added an unearned run in the fourth. Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Ramus hit consecutive singles, with Yeonis Cespedes misplaying the ball in left field, allowing Encarnacion to score. Bonifacio led off the fifth with a home run. Jose Reyes walked and Maicer Izturis was safe when Adam Rosales threw wildly. Reyes scored on the play. Ramus added an RBI single.

The Blue Jays improved to 11-21 since their major league-best 11-game winning streak. Darren Oliver pitched the ninth and went over the 1,900 inning mark for his career. NOTES: A’s INF Eric Sogard was credited with a single in the first inning of Monday night’s game, with the error taken away from Edwin Encarnacion. It gives Sogard an eight-game hitting streak. ... A’s LHP Brett Anderson (foot) threw 57 pitches in a side session. He’ll likely throw live batting practice on Friday. ... RHP Bartolo Colon (14-3, 2.54 ERA) is scheduled to start for the A’s on Wednesday. He’s 10-5 lifetime against the Blue Jays. ... Blue Jays RHP R.A. Dickey (8-11, 4.86) makes the start for the Blue Jays. He’s 0-3 in his last four starts after a seasonbest three-game winning streak. ... Encarnacion has reached base safely in 16 of his last 25 plate appearances.

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Wild’s Harding learns to live with MS, launches charity BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Kyle Brodziak had no hesitation about helping Josh Harding when the Minnesota Wild goaltender asked. When Harding, who played 10 games last season after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, met a girl at the NHLPA’s annual charity golf tournament who’s living with the disease, Brodziak was even happier to have made the trip. “She seemed really thrilled because she said that there’s not much awareness out there and she was just really happy that he was doing it,” Brodziak said. What Harding is doing is more than just playing through MS. The 29-yearold started Harding’s Hope with the goal of raising awareness and helping those stricken with the disease that attacks the nerves in the brain, spinal cord and eyes. When he launched the endeavour last week, Harding said he wanted to be a role model for those with MS and show that it’s an incorrect perception of the disease to think about wheelchairs and death. No doubt continuing to play goal in the NHL serves that purpose. “I felt great,” Harding said in an interview Monday. “I almost feel better. I’ve really put my mind to this — not that I wasn’t before — but I know I’ve worked so hard to get to where I’m at.” That’s not to say Harding’s life has been easy since being diagnosed in October. He has had to pay closer attention to his body when he feels tired and needs to plan his schedule around medications and more. “In the summer I didn’t know how much the heat would affect me. I came to realize that it makes me pretty fatigued,” Harding said. “I’ve just got to be careful about things and know my body and learn and always just be thinking about what’s best for my health.” Harding is trying to balance taking care of himself and promoting his new charity. Tuesday he attended the NHLPA’s tournament at Glen Abbey Golf Club, which was set to raise $100,000 for various player charities, with the winning team getting $40,000.

Harding’s team included Brodziak, Wild defenceman Tom Gilbert, New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron and forward Dominic Moore, New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck and former Minnesota goaltender Dwayne Roloson. Brodziak wanted to help raise money for Harding’s hope after being so impressed by how his teammate handled the diagnosis and subsequent months last season. “It probably affects everybody differently, so you really don’t know what to expect,” Brodziak said. “That was the tough thing for him, I think, that there’s uncertainty for him for the rest of his life. But he stuck with it. That’s the thing that’s the most impressive is it seemed like the harder things were getting for him, he fought harder.” Harding won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy as the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” He went just 2-5 with an .894 save percentage in 10 appearances, but just being in net was an accomplishment, especially in the playoffs after starter Niklas Backstrom suffered an injury. “I thought that I did OK and I held my own,” Harding said. “It was exciting being a part of the NHL playoffs last year, and we can’t wait to go next year.” Upon learning Harding had a disease that can cause paralysis and loss of vision, Brodziak wouldn’t have blamed his teammate if he retired. “If he didn’t play another hockey game the rest of his life, that wasn’t the No. 1 concern for me. I just wanted him to live a happy and healthy rest of his life,” Brodziak said. “To see him back playing now, I think that’s a bonus and I think it’s a credit to him. “When you first hear about something like that, you just wish him the best and hopefully they can stay as healthy as they can and just live as close to a normal life as they can. Now that he’s been able to fight through it and get back to playing hockey, I think that’s just an incredible bonus for him, and I couldn’t be happier.”



Red Sox bolster rotation after three-team trade for Peavy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal on Tuesday night that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. The slick-fielding Iglesias provides a nice insurance policy for AL Centralleading Detroit in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of baseball’s Biogenesis drug investigation. Peavy is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 13 starts this season. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner was considered the best starting pitcher on the market ahead of Wednesday’s non-waiver deadline. With Clay Buchholz on the disabled list with a shoulder problem, the move gives Boston another proven starter for the stretch run in the tough AL East. The Red Sox also got reliever Brayan Villarreal from the Tigers. They shipped Iglesias to Detroit and three minor leaguers to the White Sox as part of the deal. Chicago also got prized prospect Avisail Garcia as part of the trade. Garcia, who turned 22 in June, hit .374 with five homers and 23 RBIs in 33 games for Triple-A Toledo, Detroit’s top minor league affiliate. The outfielder, who was the Tigers’

BUFFALO BILLS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams returned to training camp on the same day coach Doug Marrone grew frustrated over questions about his absence from practice due to a sore foot. Williams was spotted in the passenger seat of an SUV making its way into the parking lot in front of the players’ dorm rooms at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle was driven by a member of the Bills training staff. The area is off-limits to reporters. The sighting of Williams was the first since Sunday, when he was held out of the team’s opening practice after complaining of a sore foot. The Bills later confirmed that Williams was back on campus. The team has revealed very few de-

four with two doubles. Brant Stickel started on the mound but had to leave with an injury after giving up four runs on two in hits in three innings of work. Davin Gulbranson came on in relief and shut down the Tigers giving up three hits and striking out six in six innings.

Red Deer junior golfers tie for fifth in Canmore

Codd sits 33rd after first round at Canadian golf championship

Justin Paarup of Red Deer and Chase Broderson of Lacombe each carded an 85 and tied for fifth in the boys’ 14-and-under category of a McLennan Ross Sun Junior Golf Tour event Monday at Canmore. Brendan Stasiewich of Priddis Green fired a 73 to win the overall boys’ title.

GARSON, Ont. — Matt Codd of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) shot a two-over par 74 to sit in a tie for 33rd following the opening day of the 72-hole Canadian junior boys’ golf championship Tuesday. Brett Pasula of the RDGCC and Jared Nicolls of Ponoka both came in at 12-over 84 and are well back in a tie for 136th. Kevin Kwon of Pit Meadows, B.C. grabbed the opening round lead with an eight-under 64 and is three strokes ahead of Austin James of Beth, Ont., and Curtis Chan of Richmond, B.C.

Riggers clinch first with win over Tigers The Red Deer Riggers clinched first in the Sunburst Baseball League with a win in their final regular season game. The Riggers won In St. Albert with a 12-5 trouncing of the Tigers Tuesday night. The victory gives them home field advantage for playoffs which will start Monday night at Great Chief Park. Their opponent and the time of the game will be named at a later date once the other teams in the league finish their regular season games. In the win, The Riggers totaled 14 hits with Jaret Chatwood leading the way going two-for-six with four rbis. Also for the Riggers Shayne Court went two-forfour with three rbis and Curtis Bailey went two-for-


CFL: Special teams The Argonauts defence was anchored in the middle by defensive tackle Khalif Mitchell, who was traded by B.C. to Toronto in the off-season. “When those special times came up we knew we had to step up and execute,” Mitchell said. “Had to make sure that everyone on the field did their job.” A 24-yard-field goal from Noel Prefontaine stretched Toronto’s edge to 24-12 before Shane Horton recovered a Harris fumble inside the Argonauts’ 25-yard line with the Lions driving. Lulay then fumbled deep in B.C. territory and Steele went up and over for his first CFL touchdown with 2:24 left to play. He added another TD run with under a minute to play from 11 yards out after the Lions failed to convert on a third down. Toronto was without Ray and Kackert, who are both nursing knee injuries. The Argonauts have a bye next week and hope to have Ray back for their next game, a home date with the Montreal Alouettes on Aug. 8. Kackert, meanwhile, is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Trailing 3-0 late in the first quarter, Toronto linebacker Marcus Ball intercepted a Lulay pass to set up the Argonauts’ first TD, a 22-yard pass from Collaros to Barnes that came just over two minutes into the second. The Lions had a good looking drive going on their next possession but had to settle for a McCallum’s second field goal of the night, a 17-yard effort. The Argonauts got the ball to midfield on the ensuing kickoff after executing a sneaky reverse and Collaros capitalized again by engineering a scoring drive that culminated in one-yard touchdown pass to Robinson at 10:48 to take a 14-6 lead into halftime. Notes: The Argonauts sit first in the East Division, while the Lions are third in the West. ... B.C. won

Red Deer hosting tennis provincials At least 18 local players will compete in the Alberta 3.0/4.0/5.0 championships Friday to Sunday at the Red Deer Tennis Club. Host head professional Rene Simon is the second seed in the 5.0 — the highest category — men’s singles event and along with Tyler Begg is the No. 3 seed in 5.0 men’s doubles. Mark Hamill is playing with Charvher Vincent Dael in men’s 5.0 doubles, while Vincent Dael is also in men’s 5.0 singles — as is Manuel Fernando Garcia Aguilar — and Begg is paired with Tereza Simonova in 5.0 mixed doubles. the only other meeting of the two teams this season, 24-14 on July 4 in Vancouver. ... Collaros fumbled on his first possession to set up the Lions’ opening field goal from McCallum. ... Robinson and Chiles also scored their first CFL touchdowns for Toronto. ... The Lions’ next game is Monday at home against Winnipeg. ... Lions guard Kirby Fabien was carted off the field with a leg injury in the first quarter. ... Toronto’s last victory over B.C. before Tuesday came July 23, 2010, a 24-20 victory at Rogers Centre. ... McCallum moved passed Troy Westwood on the CFL’s all-time scoring list with his first of two field goals in the third quarter. ... Collaros is the first Argonauts quarterback to win his first CFL start since Marcus Brady, who lead Toronto to a 24-14 victory over Winnipeg on July 15, 2003.

BALL: World Series Two members of the Red Deer squad — Jones and Leslie — have been selected to compete for Team Canada at the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen, MD, Aug. 9-18. “The team was put together by a group based out of Okotoks and Calgary,” explained Kelly Jones. “They scouted players from across Alberta and Saskatchewan before making their selections.” The Canadian team is usually based in B.C., or Ontario, but this year they didn’t put together teams, leaving the Alberta squad to represent the country. There will be teams from Japan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, South Korea and Australia along with a number of teams from United States. Great Chief Park will also host the bantam AAA Tier II provincials this weekend, including the Red Deer Servus Credit Union Braves, the Okotoks Dawgs Red, Fort McMurray and Calgary. The tournament opens at 3 p.m. Friday on baseball diamond II with the Braves facing Fort McMurray, Okotoks and Calgary clash at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, Calgary and Red Deer meet at 9 a.m.,

minor league player of the year last season, was assigned to Triple-A Charlotte. “Garcia is a very young, five-tool player who already has spent time in the major leagues,” White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said in a release. “Our scouts are extremely optimistic about his future and view him as a potential impact talent for many years to come.” Peralta is among a group of players who have been linked in media reports to Biogenesis, a closed Florida antiaging clinic that was accused by Miami New Times in January of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs, sparking an investigation by Major League Baseball. The league could hand down multiple suspensions as part of the case in a matter of days. The 23-year-old Iglesias hit .330 with a home run and 19 RBIs in 63 games with the Red Sox, who trail divisionleading Tampa Bay by a half-game. He was the AL rookie of the month for June, when he batted .395 with six RBIs. “We are excited to be adding a quality player to our middle infield,” Tigers general manager David Dombrowski said in a release. “He is a young player that will provide a lot of depth and has had success playing a variety of roles in the infield.” tails about the severity of Williams’ injury. Marrone grew impatient earlier Tuesday after facing a second consecutive day of questions regarding Williams. After saying Williams was still having his foot evaluated, the first-year coach cut off a reporter to announce he won’t answer any more questions about Williams until he receives a medical report from team doctors. “For me to speculate, I never speculate until I hear from the medical staff,” Marrone said. “And I get frustrated, honestly, when it gets to a point where I feel like I’ve tried to explain myself in how I handle injuries, OK? I’ve answered the questions, and you keep coming at me, all right?” Otherwise, he had no other updates. Marrone said he’s not spoken to anyone, including Williams, regarding the player’s status. The coach has yet to say which foot Williams hurt, and how or when the injury occurred.

Evan Hardy is entered in men’s 4.0 singles and is half of the No. 4 seed in 4.0 men’s doubles, while Jeremy Drozd, Victor Dias and Rob Smith are in men’s 4.0 doubles. Smith is also entered in 4.0 mixed doubles with Lynn Larriviere. Bruno Simon is competing in men’s 5.0 doubles and Don Siebel is half of the fourth-seeded duo in 4.0 mixed doubles and is also in 4.0 men’s doubles. Simonova is the No. 4 seed in women’s 4.0 singles. Competing in 3.0 men’s and 3.0 mixed doubles is Wayne Hall, with Doris Hall entered in 3.0 mixed doubles. Luiza Elekes and Christina Robinson will participate in the women’s 3.0 singles, while entered in men’s 3.0 singles are Vega Wong and Troy Klassen of Rocky Mountain House.

Red Deer’s Peart starts strong at senior ladies golf provincials CALGARY — Sharon Peart of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) got off to a strong start at the Alberta senior ladies’ golf championship at Willow Creek Golf and Country Club Tuesday. Peart shot an opening-round even-par 71 to grab a one-stroke lead on Jackie Little of the Alberta PPC heading into today’s second round of the 54-hole event. Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose is tied for fifth at 77 while Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe shot an 81 and is tied for 14th. Wendy Wiltzen of the RDGCC came in with an 83 and is tied for 21st while Janet Mackenzie of Innisfail had a 97 and is tied for 107th. The top three finishers will represent Alberta at the Royale Cup Canadian championships Aug. 20-22 in Vernon, B.C. Fort McMurray takes on Okotoks at noon and Calgary at 3 p.m. while Red Deer and Okotoks clash at 6 p.m. If no tiebreakers are needed the final goes at noon Sunday. If one team is undefeated they have to be defeated twice. If three teams tie for first the semifinal is at 10 a.m. and the final at 2 p.m. If two teams are tied for second they meet at 9 a.m. with the final at 1 p.m.




Wednesday, July 31, 2013



Red Deer Senior Men’s Lacombe Stone & Granite 4 Gary Moe Volkswagen 2

Tampa Bay Boston Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 64 43 .598 64 44 .593 59 48 .551 55 51 .519 49 57 .462

GB — 1/2 5 8 1/2 14 1/2

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 60 45 .571 58 48 .547 52 51 .505 45 58 .437 40 64 .385

GB — 2 1/2 7 14 19 1/2

Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 63 44 .589 58 49 .542 50 56 .472 48 57 .457 35 70 .333

GB — 5 12 1/2 14 27

Monday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Boston 1 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 4, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 9, Toronto 4 Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 4 Baltimore 4, Houston 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Boston 8, Seattle 2 Texas 14, L.A. Angels 11, 10 innings Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Toronto 5, Oakland 0 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday’s Games Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3) at Detroit (Verlander 10-8), 11:08 a.m. Toronto (Dickey 8-11) at Oakland (Colon 14-3), 1:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 3-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 7-5), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Bedard 3-8) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-4), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (Iwakuma 10-4) at Boston (Lackey 7-8), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-7) at Texas (M.Perez 3-3), 6:05 p.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 10-7) at Minnesota (Correia 7-7), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 10:05 a.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 11:10 a.m. Arizona at Texas, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MiCabrera Det 100 382 78 Trout LAA 104 414 73 DOrtiz Bos 88 326 53 Mauer Min 93 371 51 Loney TB 105 361 42 ABeltre Tex 105 423 58 TorHunter Det 93 394 63 JhPeralta Det 100 383 47 CDavis Bal 106 384 76 Ellsbury Bos 98 418 63

H 137 137 107 121 114 132 122 118 117 126

Pct. .359 .331 .328 .326 .316 .312 .310 .308 .305 .301

Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit, 32; Encarnacion, Toronto, 29; Bautista, Toronto, 25; ADunn, Chicago, 25; NCruz, Texas, 24; Ibanez, Seattle, 24. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 99; CDavis, Baltimore, 99; Encarnacion, Toronto, 84; Fielder, Detroit, 75; AJones, Baltimore, 74; NCruz, Texas, 72; Cano, New York, 70. Pitching Scherzer, Detroit, 15-1; Colon, Oakland, 14-3; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 13-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 12-7; FHernandez, Seattle, 11-4; CWilson, Los Angeles, 11-6.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 62 45 .579 52 55 .486 50 56 .472 48 56 .462 40 65 .381

GB — 10 11 1/2 12 1/2 21

Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee

Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco

Central Division W L Pct 64 42 .604 62 43 .590 59 48 .551 48 58 .453 46 61 .430

GB — 1 1/2 5 1/2 16 18 1/2

West Division W L Pct 57 48 .543 54 52 .509 51 57 .472 49 58 .458 46 59 .438

GB — 3 1/2 7 1/2 9 11

Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 9, Colorado 8, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 6, Miami 5 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 0 San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1

Toronto 100 130 000 — 5 9 0 Oakland 000 000 000 — 0 7 2 Buehrle, Delabar (8), Oliver (9) and Arencibia; Straily, Otero (5), Blevins (8), Neshek (9) and D.Norris. W—Buehrle 7-7. L—Straily 6-5. HRs—Toronto, Bautista (25), Bonifacio (3).

Wednesday’s Games Washington (G.Gonzalez 7-3) at Detroit (Verlander 10-8), 11:08 a.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 5-10) at San Diego (Stults 8-9), 1:40 p.m. San Francisco (Gaudin 4-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 9-7), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 13-6) at Pittsburgh (Locke 9-3), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (Miley 7-8) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-3), 5:10 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 7-3) at Atlanta (Minor 10-5), 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-0) at Miami (H.Alvarez 1-1), 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee (W.Peralta 7-10) at Chicago Cubs (E.Jackson 6-11), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 10-6), 8:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Miami, 10:40 a.m. Arizona at Texas, 5:05 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Colorado at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. H 108 108 119 126 124 132 109 126 122 109

Pct. .341 .331 .330 .318 .318 .317 .314 .311 .308 .308

Home Runs PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 27; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; DBrown, Philadelphia, 24; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 23; Bruce, Cincinnati, 22; Uggla, Atlanta, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 19; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 19. Runs Batted In Goldschmidt, Arizona, 85; Phillips, Cincinnati, 81; Craig, St. Louis, 79; Bruce, Cincinnati, 73; CGonzalez, Colorado, 70; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 69; DBrown, Philadelphia, 69; FFreeman, Atlanta, 69. Pitching Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-6; Corbin, Arizona, 12-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 12-5; Zimmermann, Washington, 12-6; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 11-4; Latos, Cincinnati, 103; Leake, Cincinnati, 10-4. Tuesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 210 001 000 — 4 11 1 Cleveland 000 030 04x — 7 10 0 Rienzo, Veal (8), Lindstrom (8) and Phegley; Kazmir, Albers (6), R.Hill (8), Shaw (8), C.Perez (9) and Y.Gomes. W—Shaw 2-2. L—Veal 1-2. Sv—C. Perez (15). Houston 003 000 000 — 3 7 0 Baltimore 000 202 00x — 4 3 0 Harrell, Fields (6), W.Wright (6), Zeid (8) and Corporan; W.Chen, O’Day (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W—W.Chen 6-3. L—Harrell 5-11. Sv—Ji.Johnson (36). HRs—Baltimore, C.Davis (38). Seattle Boston

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Los Ang. 201 010 340 0 — 11 16 0 Texas 203 100 131 3 — 14 19 1 (10 innings) C.Wilson, J.Gutierrez (5), Kohn (6), Jepsen (7), D.De La Rosa (8), Maronde (8), Frieri (9), Stange (10) and Iannetta, Conger; D.Holland, Soria (7), R.Ross (7), Scheppers (8), Frasor (9), Nathan (10) and G.Soto. W—Nathan 2-1. L—Stange 0-1. HRs— Los Angeles, Trumbo (23), Cowgill (1). Texas, G.Soto (6), L.Martin (6). Kan. City 004 000 012 — 7 12 0 Minnesota 100 100 000 — 2 5 0 E.Santana, Collins (8), Hochevar (9) and S.Perez; Pelfrey, Pressly (5), Duensing (8), Roenicke (9) and Mauer. W—E.Santana 7-6. L—Pelfrey 4-9. HRs— Kansas City, Moustakas 2 (9).

Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5, 1st game Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1, 11 innings, 1st game Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 3 Detroit 5, Washington 1 Tampa Bay 5, Arizona 2 Atlanta 11, Colorado 3 N.Y. Mets 4, Miami 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0, 2nd game Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 2nd game L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Cincinnati at San Diego, late

NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R CJohnson Atl 90 317 40 Cuddyer Col 86 326 53 YMolina StL 98 361 46 Votto Cin 107 396 72 Craig StL 102 390 55 Segura Mil 104 417 60 Scutaro SF 90 347 41 MCarpenter StL 101 405 79 DWright NYM 102 396 59 Posey SF 100 354 42

J.Saunders, Maurer (6) and H.Blanco; Workman, Breslow (7), Thornton (8), Beato (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—Workman 1-1. L—J.Saunders 9-10. HRs—Boston, Ellsbury (5), Pedroia (7), Saltalamacchia (9).

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INTERLEAGUE Washington100 000 000 — 1 6 0 Detroit 000 104 00x — 5 8 0 Strasburg, Abad (8) and W.Ramos; Ani.Sanchez, Veras (8), Benoit (9) and Avila. W—Ani.Sanchez 9-7. L—Strasburg 5-9. HRs—Detroit, Avila (7). Arizona 000 000 002 — 2 5 0 Tampa Bay 200 101 01x — 5 10 0 Kennedy, W.Harris (6), Sipp (7), Roe (8) and Nieves; Ro.Hernandez and J.Molina. W—Ro.Hernandez 6-11. L—Kennedy 3-8. HRs—Arizona, Er.Chavez (8). Tampa Bay, Y.Escobar (8). New York 010 100 000 — 2 5 0 Los Ang. 110 000 001 — 3 10 0 Pettitte, D.Robertson (8), Kelley (9) and C.Stewart; Greinke, Belisario (8), Jansen (9) and A.Ellis. W— Jansen 4-3. L—Kelley 3-1. HRs—New York, Overbay (12). Los Angeles, Uribe (6). NATIONAL LEAGUE First Game Milwaukee 000 110 400 — 6 10 1 Chicago 000 050 000 — 5 12 0 Gallardo, Axford (5), Wooten (6), Kintzler (7), Mic. Gonzalez (8), Henderson (9) and Lucroy, Maldonado; Villanueva, Russell (7), B.Parker (8) and Castillo. W—Wooten 1-0. L—Russell 1-3. Sv—Henderson (14). HRs—Milwaukee, Segura (12), Y.Betancourt (12), K.Davis (2). First Game St. Louis 001 000 000 00 — 1 6 2 Pittsburgh 100 000 000 01 — 2 6 1 (11 innings) Lynn, Maness (7), Choate (8), Rosenthal (9), Blazek (10), Siegrist (11) and T.Cruz; A.J.Burnett, Ju.Wilson (8), Melancon (9), Morris (10), Mazzaro (11) and R.Martin. W—Mazzaro 6-2. L—Siegrist 0-1. San Fran. 101 000 100 — 3 9 1 Phila. 200 202 10x — 7 10 0 Zito, Moscoso (4), Machi (7) and Quiroz; Lannan, Bastardo (8), De Fratus (9) and Ruiz. W—Lannan 3-4. L—Zito 4-8. HRs—Philadelphia, Ruiz (1), M.Young (8). Colorado 120 000 000 — 3 7 0 Atlanta 101 600 30x — 11 14 0 Nicasio, Francis (5), Escalona (7), W.Lopez (8) and W.Rosario; A.Wood, Varvaro (8) and McCann. W—A.Wood 1-2. L—Nicasio 6-5. HRs—Colorado, Arenado (9). Atlanta, F.Freeman 2 (13), McCann (14). New York 000 200 000 2 — 4 9 0 Miami 000 000 200 0 — 2 4 0 (10 innings) Z.Wheeler, Hawkins (8), Atchison (9), Parnell (10) and Buck; Eovaldi, Da.Jennings (7), Ames (7), Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis. W—Atchison 1-0. L—Cishek 3-6. Sv—Parnell (22). Second Game St. Louis 000 000 000 — 0 3 1 Pittsburgh 010 030 20x — 6 11 2 Lyons, K.Butler (7) and Y.Molina, Ro.Johnson; Cumpton, J.Gomez (8) and T.Sanchez. W—Cumpton 1-1. L—Lyons 2-4. HRs—Pittsburgh, McCutchen (15). Second Game Milwaukee 000 010 002 — 3 6 2 Chicago 000 000 200 — 2 7 1 Thornburg, Badenhop (7), Henderson (9) and Lucroy; Arrieta, Bowden (7), Gregg (9) and D.Navarro. W—Badenhop 2-3. L—Gregg 2-3. Sv—Henderson (14). HRs—Milwaukee, J.Francisco (14).

Mickelson still stunned he was able to make comeback to win British Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio — Phil Mickelson has no doubt what will be most remembered from his career. “It will always be the ’04 Masters and showing off my Olympic jumping ability,” he cracked of his celebratory hop, which will never be mistaken for Michael Jordan leaving the launch pad. But there’s also no question in his mind of what he thinks is his most significant victory. “For me, personally, (winning) the British Open is the greatest accomplishment I could ever get in my career,” he said Tuesday, nine days after capturing the claret jug at Muirfield with a stirring final-round flourish. After a week off, preparing on Monday for next week’s PGA Championship and now trying to focus on this week’s Bridgestone Invitational, Mickelson remains stunned that he actually won an event he thought would always be out of his grasp. He still isn’t convinced he actually did it. “I’m looking forward to in the coming years looking back and remembering Muirfield, remembering the ’13 Open and remembering all the things that happened on that back nine,” he said during preparations for the Bridgestone Invitational, which begins Thursday. Mickelson always felt an affinity for Augusta National and the Masters, where he won in 2004, ’06 and ’10. He erased all the speculation of whether he would ever win a major in 2004, when he rolled in the clinching birdie putt on the 18th and “leaped,” his spikes barely leaving the ground. “I always knew that I was going to win the Masters because I had played well there for so many years,” he said. He also believed he could win a PGA Championship, which he crossed off his list in 2005 at Baltusrol. Sure, there was the lingering heartache of continually being a bridesmaid at the U.S. Open — a record six times. But at least he was a threat to win it many years. He thought he did this year at Merion. But he was wrong, as were all of those who thought he was a lock to win American’s national championship at some point long before this. “I had something happen to me Sunday morning of the U.S. Open that was really weird,” he said in an almost conspiratorial tone. “When I woke up, I had dreamt that I had already won the U.S. Open.” He felt euphoria. He felt himself lifting the trophy, the gallery roaring for a long awaited and much anticipated triumph. “It took me over a minute to realize that I haven’t played the final round and that I’ve still got to go out and do it,” he said. “And I still


Phil Mickelson holds up the Claret Jug trophy after winning the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland, July 21. have not won it.” The British Open, however, was never his cup of Earl Grey. He floundered in the wind and sideways rain, struggled in the heather and high weeds, fell apart while others made late charges. He was seldom even near the leaderboard. But that all changed at Muirfield. He’s still pinching himself. “It was so difficult for me to play my best golf in the British Open under those conditions than any other tournament,” he said. “To win that is the greatest accomplishment for me in my career.” Now he’s trying to focus on what’s next, instead of what just happened. That’s not easy, but he shows signs of coming out of his postMuirfield celebration, just in time for the final major of the year, the PGA at Oak Hill. “There’s an opportunity to add to this year and make it every bit as special as it can be,” he said, looking ahead. “I want to make sure I give myself every chance to play well because I’ve been playing some of my best golf the last few months.” He’s primed to continue it. His close friend and Ryder Cup partner, Keegan Bradley, was joking around with Mickelson a couple of days ago. Bradley is the defending champion of the Bridgestone, and teased Mickelson about the lofty title placed on British Open champions. “We were double-checking that we were going to play (a practice round at the Bridgestone) on Tuesday, and I said, ’I know you’re the Champion Golfer of the Year, but I’ll teach you how to play Akron if you want.’ He only responded with, ’I won there when you were 9 years old.”’

Toronto Montreal Hamilton Winnipeg

GP 5 5 5 5

CFL East Division W L T 3 2 0 2 3 0 1 4 0 1 4 0

Saskatchewan Calgary B.C. Edmonton

GP 5 5 5 5

West Division W L T PF 5 0 0 183 4 1 0 162 3 2 0 116 1 4 0 99

PF 156 122 99 115

PA 128 139 158 146

Pt 6 4 2 2

PA Pt 87 10 133 8 122 6 139 2

WEEK FIVE Thursday’s result Montreal 32 Edmonton 27 Friday’s result Calgary 37 Winnipeg 24 Saturday’s result Saskatchewan 32 Hamilton 20 Tuesday’s result Toronto 38 B.C. 12 WEEK SIX Byes: Calgary, Montreal, Saskatchewan, Toronto Friday, Aug. 2 Hamilton at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 Winnipeg at B.C., 5 p.m. WEEK SEVEN Byes: B.C., Edmonton, Hamilton, Winnipeg Thursday, Aug. 8 Toronto at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 Saskatchewan at Calgary, 7 p.m. Tuesday summary Argonauts 38, Lions 12 First Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 10 7:12 Second Quarter Tor — TD Barnes 22 pass from Collaros (Prefon-

taine convert) 1:50 B.C. — FG McCallum 17 6:27 Tor — TD Robinson 1 pass from Collaros (Prefontaine convert) 10:48 Third Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 17 6:54 Tor — TD Chiles 23 pass from Collaros (Prefontaine convert) 9:45 B.C. — FG McCallum 10 15:00 Fourth Quarter Tor — FG Prefontaine 20 4:31 Tor — TD Steele 1 run (Prefontaine convert) 12:36 Tor — TD Steele 11 run (Prefontaine convert) 14:04 B.C. 3 3 6 0 — 12 Toronto 0 14 7 17 — 38 Attendance — 20,064 at Toronto. TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Total return yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession

B.C. 21 155 236 391 13 378 22-34 151 0-0 3-2 2 3-44.7 13-126 30:45

Tor 22 102 253 355 22 333 21-25 135 1-9 2-1 3 4-35.5 5-45 29:15

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — B.C.: Harris 16-107, Gore 1-17, Iannuzzi 1-11, Demarco 2-8, Lulay 2-7, Brown 1-5; Tor: Steele 12-74, Collaros 8-28. Receiving — B.C.: Moore 6-116, C.Taylor 6-55, Harris 6-35, Iannuzzi 2-20, Gore 1-10, Lumbala 1-0; Tor: Barnes 3-56, Watt 2-49, Owens 4-47, Steele 5-35, Chiles 2-30, Durie 2-20, Robinson 2-12, Bradwell 1-4. Passing — B.C.: Lulay 20-29, 226 yards, 0 TDs, 1 int, Demarco 2-5-10-0-0; Tor: Collaros 21-25253-3-0.

Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Sporting KC 10 6 6 36 31 New York 10 7 5 35 33 Montreal 10 5 5 35 32 Philadelphia 9 6 7 34 33 New England 8 7 6 30 27 Houston 8 6 6 30 23 Chicago 7 9 4 25 25 Columbus 6 10 5 23 24 Toronto FC 3 10 8 17 19 D.C. 2 15 4 10 10

GA 21 27 29 30 19 20 30 27 29 35

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Real Salt Lake 11 7 4 37 36 Portland 8 3 10 34 31 Colorado 9 7 7 34 28 Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 Vancouver 9 7 5 32 33 FC Dallas 8 5 8 32 27 Seattle 8 7 4 28 24

GA 24 20 24 27 29 27 22

San Jose 7 9 6 27 23 33 Chivas USA 4 12 5 17 19 37 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Sunday’s Game Seattle FC 2, Chivas USA 1 Wednesday, July 31 Roma at MLS All-Stars, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 New York at Sporting Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. Montreal at D.C. United, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 7 p.m. Columbus at Houston, 7 p.m. Chivas USA at San Jose, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle FC, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4 Toronto FC at New England, 5:30 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Sent 1B Steve Pearce to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. BOSTON RED SOX—Sent RHP Alex Wilson to Pawtucket (IL) for a rehab assignment. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Recalled RHP Andre Rienzo from Charlotte (IL). Optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Charlotte. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Traded SS Juan Herrera to St. Louis for LHP Marc Rzepczynski. HOUSTON ASTROS—Optioned RHP Hector Ambriz to Oklahoma City (PCL). Recalled OF CheHsuan Lin from Oklahoma City. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Designated OF Brad Hawpe for assignment. Optioned RHP Cory Rasmus to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of RHP Daniel Stange from Salt Lake. NEW YORK YANKEES—Reinstated INF Jayson Nix from the 15-day DL. Sent OF Curtis Granderson to Trenton (EL) for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Agreed to terms with RHP Brody Greer to a minor league contract. ATLANTA BRAVES—Placed OF Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Selected the contract of OF Todd Cunningham from Gwinnett (IL). CHICAGO CUBS—Recalled RHP Jake Arrieta from Iowa (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS—Sent RHP Jonathan Broxton to Louisville (IL) on a rehabilitation assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Signed RHP Brian Wilson to a one-year contract. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Sent RHP Marco Estrada to the AZL Brewers for a rehab assignment. Recalled INF Scooter Gennett from Nashville (PCL). NEW YORK METS—Sent OF Lucas Duda to St. Lucie (FSL) for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Called up 3B Cody Asche from Lehigh Valley (IL). Designated OF Steve Susdorf for assignment. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled RHP Miles Mikolas from Tucson (PCL). Placed RHP Sean O’Sullivan on paternity leave. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Placed 2B Tony Abreu on the 15-day DL. Optioned 2B Kensuke Tanaka to Fresno (PCL). Recalled OF Roger Kieschnick and 1B Brett Pill from Fresno. Sent RHP Ryan Vogelsong to Richmond (EL) for a rehab assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled RHP Michael Blazek, RHP Keith Butler and LHP Tyler Lyons from Memphis (PCL). Optioned LHP Marc Rzepczynski and RHP Fernando Salas to Memphis. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed OF Anthony D’Alfonso and RHP Jesse Estrada. KANSAS CITY T-BONES—Signed LHP Rick Zagone. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed INF Balbino Fuenmayor. Sold the contract of LHP Fabian Williamson to Cincinnati (NL). WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Signed RHP Matt Jackson. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Signed RHP Pete Budkevics. Placed OF Matt Fleishman on the inactive list. Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Signed OF Cody Johnson. Frontier League GATEWAY GRIZZLIES—Signed C Scott Dalrymple. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed SS Andrew Cohn. United League SAN ANGELO COLTS—Traded SS Danny Hernandez to Southern Illinois (Frontier) for a player to be named. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHARLOTTE BOBCATS—Re-signed G Gerald Henderson. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Signed F-G Mike Miller. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Signed G Gary Neal to a two-year contract. Signed F Giannis Antetokunbo. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS—Signed C Jeff Withey. FOOTBALL National Football League HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed LB Joe Mays. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Placed OT Brandon McKinney on injured reserve. Activated LB C.O. Prime off waivers. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Waived/injured LB Darius Fleming. Signed LB Travis Johnson to a three-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released TE Victor Marshall. Signed LB-TE Jameson Konz. TENNESSEE TITANS—Signed WR Justin Hilton. Waived WR Travis Harvey. HOCKEY National Hockey League CALGARY FLAMES—Signed C Josh Jooris to a two year entry level contract. MINNESOTA WILD—Re-signed D Tyler Cuma to a one-year contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Signed C Joe Pavelski to a five-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Agreed to terms with F Julien Cayer. ECHL FLORIDA EVERBLADES—Agreed to terms with F Brandon MacLean and F Ryan Little on one-year contracts. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League BUFFALO BANDITS—Acquired D Rory Smith and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick from Colorado for F Carter Bender and a 2014 second-round draft pick. OLYMPICS International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF—Suspended Sweden D Alex Edler two games during the Sochi Olympics for a dangerous hit on Canada C Eric Staal at the world championships. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW—Announced that Precourt Sports Ventures, LLC acquired the operating rights to the team.

MLB tells union which players it plans to suspend BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has told the union which players it intends to suspend in its drug investigation and which ones will receive lengthier penalties for their roles in the Biogenesis case, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press. The sides are trying to reach as many agreements as possible that would avoid grievance hearings, and talks could push back an announcement until Friday. The meeting between MLB and the union on Tuesday, first reported by the New York Daily News, signalled the final stretch of talks. MLB hopes to announce the penalties for all players involved at the same time, both people said, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcements were authorized. Three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees stands to receive the longest suspension. While 50 games is the standard for a first offence, the stiffer penalties for some players are tied to other alleged violations, including not being truthful to MLB investigators. Three 2013 All-Stars could face bans: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta. In a sign Peralta’s suspension might be imminent, the Tigers acquired shortstop Jose Iglesias from Boston on Tuesday night. “The frank reality is that I do not know what is going to happen with Jhonny, but with this move, we now feel well protected if there is a long suspension,” Tigers general manager David Dombrowski said. Another 2013 All-Star, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon, was suspended last year following a positive testosterone test, as were Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal. They won’t receive additional discipline for that violation, the two people said.

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Blown call sparks expanded replay debate BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Boston manager John Farrell is certainly on-board with expanding the use of replays in baseball after an admitted blown call cost the Red Sox the potential tying run in a loss a night earlier. Speaking to reporters at Fenway Park on Tuesday night about three hours before Boston opened a threegame series against Seattle, Farrell said he believes that with better technology baseball can get more “out or safe” calls correct. Trailing by a run in the eighth inning of a 2-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Monday, pinch-runner Daniel Nava was called out by home plate umpire Jerry Meals attempting to score on a fly ball. After watching the replay, Meals later admitted to a pool reporter from the Associated Press that he was “wrong on my decision.” Major League Baseball is looking at a vast expansion of video review by umpires for the 2014 season and is examining whether all calls other than balls and strikes should be subject to instant replay. Currently, baseball uses replay only for home runs, but Farrell thinks the game would be better served by expanding its use. “In plays like last night, I think it furthers the debate,” he said. “I’ve always felt that the advances in technology, how it’s come into the game, there’s no reason to think that it can’t be used to a greater extent without prolonging the time of the game, particularly on plays that are not continual plays. That

was out or safe. There’s really no other continuance, such as a play that’s in the gap with multiple men on and less than two outs.” The use of replay has been in place for home run calls since August 2008. Commissioner Bud Selig initially wanted to add trap plays and fair/foul calls down the lines for 2013, but change was put off while more radical options were examined. In Monday’s game, replays showed that Nava slid into the top portion of the plate before Rays catcher Jose Molina came across to make the tag. Farrell and Nava argued, with Farrell getting ejected. About 25 minutes after the game, standing in the umpire’s room, Meals said: “What I saw was Molina blocked the plate and Nava’s foot lifted. But in the replays, you could clearly see Nava’s foot got under for a split second and then lifted, so I was wrong on my decision. From the angle I had, I did not see his foot get under Molina’s shin guard.” With the loss, the Rays retook first place in the AL East, jumping over Boston to grab a half-game lead. The same umpiring crew was in town for the series opener against the Mariners. Farrell just wants to see the calls made correctly and understands that the lengthening of games is an option that the league is likely trying to avoid. “I know it’s an ongoing conversation with the commissioner’s office and those that are on the field committee,” he said. “How it’s ultimately implemented, I think that’s the challenge in


Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, center left, and Daniel Nava, center right, argue a call with home plate umpire Jerry Meals, left, as third base coach Brian Butterfield, right, looks on in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in Boston, Monday. all of this. I know there’s a lot of sensitivity in the overall time of game to not slow things down. In situations like last night, I think the most important thing and the overriding thing is to call things the way they should be.” When discussing the options other professional leagues use, Farrell even had a solution. “I think there’s a limit to how many

times you can challenge a call,” he said. When asked if “once” would be OK with him, he said: “I’d be in favour of it.” The first-year Boston manager even had an idea. “There could be one guy in New York that could monitor all the games.”

NFL TRAINING CAMP UFC anticipating big slate of fall shows after injuries plagued 2012 QB Flynn takes

hold of starting job for Raiders

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — When four UFC champions and their next opponents stood together on a stage Tuesday amid camera flashes and raucous cheers, the happiest man was in the middle. UFC President Dana White has healthy fighters, pleased television partners and a tantalizing slate of upcoming fall fights. It’s a big change from last year, when White spent untold months scrambling to replace injured stars and plugging holes in an ambitious schedule that devolved into a patchwork slate for mixed martial arts’ dominant promotion. “It feels good to run your business again,” White said. “You’re on your heels the whole year, rebuilding cards that were already built and not focusing on building your business. Right now, everything couldn’t be better.” The unprecedented cancellation of UFC 151 last September was the lowest point in a year crammed with injury postponements and underwhelming cards. Many fans thought the UFC had booked too many shows with not enough quality fights to fill the schedule demands of its television deal with Fox. “Last year, we had main events and co-main events falling off every card,” White said. “This year doesn’t compare to last year. We’re really building some momentum, and these fighters are going to keep it going.” White largely blames last year’s problems on injuries, and most of his important fighters are healthy heading into the fall. Every star fighter on stage for the promotional event at a downtown Los Angeles theatre is eager for a starring role this fall. Georges St. Pierre, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Cain Velasquez displayed their title belts and signed autographs for hundreds of fans on the Hollywood stop of an unusual six-day, 11-city promotional tour stretching across three continents. The champions traded barbs and posed for faceoffs with challengers Johny Hendricks, Miesha Tate, Alexander Gustafsson and Junior Dos Santos. St. Pierre, Rousey and Velasquez drew the biggest cheers from the crowd, which reserved its biggest boos for Jones and Tate. Jones, whose refusal to accept a late replacement opponent at UFC 151 partly forced the card’s



Light-heavyweight champion Jon (Bones) Jones, left, and director of UFC operations in Canada, Tom Wright, answer questions at a UFC 165 press conference in Toronto on July 9. Jones takes on Alexander (The Mauler) Gustafsson at UFC 165 on Sept. 21. cancellation, has become an antihero to UFC fans despite his sparkling record and boundless talent. “You guys like to boo me, I’m realizing,” Jones said with a grin to the jeering fans. “I feel like I’m growing up in front of an audience. But it’s fun. It’s a great business to work in.” Jones and Gustafsson will meet for the light heavyweight title in Toronto on Sept. 21. Hendricks gets his long-anticipated shot at welterweight champion St. Pierre in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, while Velasquez and Dos Santos will complete their trilogy of title fights in Houston on Oct. 19. Rousey, the UFC’s breakout star of the last year since the promotion opened a women’s division, defends her bantamweight title against Tate on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas. Rousey and Tate were the only fighters betraying a serious dislike at the promotional stop, exchanging insults to the fans’ delight. “How is it not a rivalry? I have everything that she wants in life,” said Rousey, who repeatedly made obscene gestures at the challenger. “She just has a way of irritating me,” Tate replied. “It’s really more of a personal thing.” The world tour features most of the UFC’s biggest names, but it

PRESIDENT’S CUP GOLF BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio — Nick Price has circled the globe dozens of times as a professional golfer. He’s won three major championships among almost 50 tournament titles, enough to build a Hall of Fame career. Yet it is clear how much his one team victory — at the 1998 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne — means. “I just wish in some form or fashion on the Monday or Tuesday of the week of the Presidents Cup just to be able to show the guys the feeling of what it’s like to be on the winning team,” said Price, the captain of the International team which will take on the United States in October at Muirfield Village. Golfers lead a relatively solitary life, shuffling from event to event, practicing, playing, catching flights, sleeping in hotels, then practicing and playing some more. When the opportunity arises to share the feeling of victory with others — to win as a team — it’s a remarkable, career-changing emotion. “Those 11 teammates I had, those were like my brothers,” the 56-year-old native of Zimbabwe said. “We had such a phenomenal week and huge ups and

doesn’t include Anderson Silva, whose streak of 10 straight middleweight title defences ended earlier this month with his shocking stoppage loss to Chris Weidman. Their rematch will headline the UFC’s traditional year-end Las Vegas show on a card also featuring Rousey and Tate, but Silva had sponsorship commitments that prevented him and Weidman from joining the tour. Silva’s defeat served as a sobering warning to St. Pierre and Jones, two long-reigning champions who have often seemed as untouchable as Silva. St. Pierre will risk his streak of eight consecutive title defences against Hendricks, the bearded wrestler who has waited years for his opportunity. “I would never take anything for granted or look past any opponent,” St. Pierre said, still smarting from his stunning upset loss to Matt Serra in 2007. “I made a mistake before, and I paid for it, and I’ll never do that again.” Hendricks and Gustafsson are eager for their long-awaited title shots, and Hendricks believes he’s ready to end the Canadian welterweight star’s reign. “I’m stronger than anybody he has ever faced,” Hendricks said. “I hit harder than anybody he has ever faced. I’m quicker than anybody he has ever faced.”

downs and huge emotional swings. If you could just capture that and put it in a capsule and show the guys what it’s like, we’d have their attention.” As the time draws near for this year’s competition — in almost nine weeks — Price and assistants Shigeki Maruyama, Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone will have some decisions to make. The top 10 International players (excluding those eligible for the European Ryder Cup Team) will make the team, along with two captain’s picks. One major worry is that former British Open champion Louis Oosthuizen is currently sidelined while allowing a series of injuries to heal. He is No. 2 in the International rankings heading into this week’s Bridgestone Invitational at Akron Firestone, and is expected to be out for two months. “I spoke to him and he’s not going to play until the Dunhill Cup, which is the week before the Presidents Cup,” said Price, who won what was then called the World Series of Golf at Firestone in 1983. “So we really won’t know until he’s match fit or not until the week before. Since he’s one of the top four or five players I have on the team, it’s a concern.” Price says he’s encouraged by the way many of his players are performing, including reigning Masters champion Adam Scott, four-time major winner Ernie Els, 2011 Masters winner Charl Schwartzel and 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters champ Angel Cabrera.

NAPA, Calif. — Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp in Seattle. Flynn entered camp with the inside track over Terrelle Pryor and rookie Tyler Wilson to replace Carson Palmer in Oakland and has done nothing in the first week of camp to change that equation. It’s a far cry to what happened to Flynn a year ago in Seattle where Flynn went from coveted off-season free-agent acquisition with a $26 million contract to backing up a third-round pick in a matter of weeks at training camp. With Russell Wilson set as starter in Seattle, Flynn was traded to Oakland in the offseason and has done his best to use this opportunity to start in the NFL. “I took away a lot of things from Seattle last year,” Flynn said Tuesday. “But the thing that I took away the most was that I want this even more now, even more this year. I’m blessed to have another opportunity at this and I’ll try to take advantage of it and do as much as I can to not let it get away from me.” Flynn has been the most impressive of the three quarterbacks so far in training camp with the most accurate arm, a good grasp of the offence and strong leadership on the field. “I’m going in there and trying to be the best quarterback out here, trying to be the best quarterback for this team and help this team win as best I can,” Flynn said. “I’m coming in here every day with my hard hat on, trying to prepare.” Flynn, a backup in college at LSU to former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell, has started just two games in five seasons as a pro. But it’s those brief appearances that are so intriguing. He threw for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a loss at New England in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers late in the 2010 season. He then started the regular-season finale the following season, going 31 for 44 for 480 yards and six touchdown passes in a 4541 win over Detroit. That led to the $26 million, three-year contract from the Seahawks. But Flynn struggled in the second exhibition game last summer and missed the third with an elbow injury. By that point Wilson passed him on the depth chart and Flynn was relegated to another year as a backup. Despite winning a national championship at LSU and the impressive performances in his few chances in the NFL, Flynn still faces many doubters who question whether he has a strong enough arm to succeed in the pro game. “To play quarterback in the NFL, to me, you have to be two things: You have to be smart and you have to be accurate,” he said. “Things on the field are going to come and you have to be able to do that as well, and I feel very confident in my ability to do that, but overall you have to be smart and accurate.” Flynn got another chance to prove that when the Raiders dealt a 2014 fifth-round pick and a conditional pick in 2015 to Seattle. While coach Dennis Allen has stressed an open competition at quarterback with Pryor and another rookie named Wilson — Tyler — nothing that has been seen so far in the off-season or camp indicates that Flynn won’t be the starter when the season opens Sept. 8 in Indianapolis. Flynn has gotten the vast majority of the time with the first-team offence so far and is earning the trust of his teammates. “It’s kind of playing out about like I expected. Matt Flynn has been pretty consistent,” coach Dennis Allen said. “Those guys are doing exactly what we want them to do, keep competing and keep playing. Don’t worry about the depth chart, just keep getting better.” Part of what has solidified Flynn’s hold on the job is that neither Pryor nor Tyler Wilson has seized it the way Russell Wilson did a year ago. Pryor, who provided a spark when he started the season finale last year, is still far too inconsistent throwing the ball but can be a dual threat as a scrambler or runner. Pryor has worked hard on improving his mechanics, spending the off-season working with former major league pitcher Tom House, who has also coached Tom Brady and Drew Brees.

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WikiLeaks brands Manning verdict ‘extremism’ OTHERS HAVE MIXED RESPONSE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning’s espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of “national security extremism” while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning’s critics, House of Representatives intelligence officials said justice was served. From the courtroom to world capitals, people absorbed the meaning of a verdict that cleared the soldier of a charge of aiding the enemy, which would have carried a potential life sentence, but convicted him on other counts that, together, could also mean a life behind bars. Manning faces up to 128 years in prison if given maximum penalties in a sentencing hearing that starts today. In Washington, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the House Intelligence Committee joined in a statement declaring “justice has been served today.” “Manning harmed our national security, violated the public’s trust, and now stands convicted of multiple serious crimes,” said Congressman Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence committee, and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the panel’s top Democrat. Assange, whose website served as the conduit for exposing Manning’s spilled U.S. secrets to the world, saw nothing to cheer in the mixed verdict. “It is a dangerous precedent and an example of national security extremism,” he told reporters at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, which is sheltering him. “This has never been a fair trial.” Glenn Greenwald, the journalist, commentator and former civil rights lawyer who first reported Edward Snowden’s leaks of National Security Agency surveillance programs, said Manning’s acquittal on the charge of aiding the enemy represented a “tiny sliver of justice.” And Christian Stroebele, a German lawmaker for the opposition Green Party, tweeted: “Manning has won respect by uncovering the U.S.’s murderous warfare in Iraq.” But the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders said the verdict is a chilling warning to whistleblowers, “against whom the Obama administration has been waging an unprecedented offensive,” and threatens the future of investigative journalism because intimidated sources might fall quiet. Outside the courtroom, Manning supporters gave his lawyer, David Coombs, a round of applause and shouted “thank you.” But they also pressed him on what the verdict meant for the soldier’s fate.


Train driver was on phone, speeding during crash: probe BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADRID, Spain — The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barrelled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 passengers in eight carriages, hurtled off the tracks and slammed into a concrete wall, killing 79 people. On Tuesday, investigators looking into the crash announced their preliminary findings from analysis of the train’s data-recording “black boxes,” suggesting that human error appears to be the cause of Spain’s worst railway disaster in decades. The derailment occurred near Santiago de Compostela, a city in northwestern Spain, late last Wednesday. Some 66 people injured in the crash are still hospitalized, 15 of them in critical condition. The accident cast a pall over the city, which is the last stop for the faithful who make it to the end of the El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route that has drawn Christians since the Middle Ages. The crash occurred on the eve of annual festivities at the shrine, which subsequently were cancelled. The disaster also stunned the rest of Spain, with Spanish royals and political leaders joining hundreds of people in Santiago de Compostela’s storied 12th-century cathedral Monday evening to mourn the dead. According to the investigation so far, train driver Francisco Jose Garzon Amo received a call from an official of national rail company Renfe on his work phone in the cabin, not his personal cellphone, to tell him what approach to take toward his final destination. The Renfe employee on the telephone “appears to be a controller,” a person who organizes train traffic across the rail network, said a statement from a court in Santiago de Compostela, where the investigation is based. “From the contents of the conversation and from the background noise it seems that the driver (was) consulting a plan or similar paper document.” The statement on the preliminary findings did not indicate whether such a phone conversation is common between a driver of a moving train and a controller, and it did not say how long the call lasted. It did not name the Renfe official who called the driver, nor did it further describe what plan or document the driver was consulting. The train had been going as fast as 192 km/h shortly before the derailment, and the driver activated the brakes “seconds before the crash,” according to the statement. The speed limit on the section of track where the crash happened was 80 km/h.


Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced, but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. “Today is a good day,” Coombs said, “but Bradley is by no means out of the fire.” Manning acknowledged giving WikiLeaks more than 700,000 battlefield reports and diplomatic cables, and video of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack that killed civilians in Iraq, including a Reuters news photographer and his driver. He said during a pretrial hearing he leaked the material to expose U.S military “bloodlust” and diplomatic deceitfulness but did not believe his actions would harm the country. His defence portrayed him as a naive but wellintentioned figure. Prosecutors branded him an anarchist and traitor. Many supporters in and outside the courtroom wore black T-shirts with “truth” on them to show they consider him a whistleblower just trying to ex-

pose government misconduct. “The government’s priorities are upside down,” Widney Brown, senior director of international law and policy for Amnesty International, said at the scene. Officials have “refused to investigate credible allegations of torture and other crimes under international law despite overwhelming evidence,” Brown said, but “decided to prosecute Manning, who it seems was trying to do the right thing — reveal credible evidence of unlawful behaviour by the government.” “It seems clear that the government was seeking to intimidate anyone who might consider revealing valuable information in the future,” said Ben Wizner of the ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project.

Afghan forces will need ‘substantial’ foreign help after U.S. combat ends in 2014: Pentagon BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Tuesday it is offering no “zero option” for the number of troops that would remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. combat mission ends in December 2014. It said in a report to Congress that “substantial” long-term military support will be needed to ensure that Afghans can hold off the Taliban insurgency. The White House has not ruled out leaving no troops behind after 2014, although officials say the most likely option is a residual training force of roughly 9,000. In its twice-a-year report to Congress on war progress, the Pentagon said Afghanistan’s military is growing stronger but will require a lot more training, advising and foreign financial aid after the American and NATO combat mission ends. The Pentagon’s assessment was an implicit rejection of the “zero option.” Zero is considered an unlikely choice by President Barack Obama, not least because his administration has pledged to stand with the Afghans for the long term. But Obama has grown frustrated in his dealings with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Peter Lavoy, the Pentagon’s top Afghan policy official, told a news conference that a number of post-2014 options have been developed, taking into account the Afghans’ need for additional training and advising, as well as what the Pentagon views as a longer-term requirement for U.S. counterterrorism forces in Afghanistan. “In none of these cases have we developed an option that is zero,” Lavoy said. It remains possible that the administration will be left with no option other than zero if it cannot successfully negotiate a security deal with Kabul that gives the U.S. a legal basis for having forces in Afghanistan after 2014. Talks on a security deal began last year but have made little recent headway. Karzai suspended negotiations following a disagreement this month over a Taliban political office in the Gulf state of Qatar that was to host peace talks. The office, which has the support of the United States and other countries, infuriated Karzai after the Taliban opened it with a display of the name and flag it used when it ruled Afghanistan. Relations between Afghanistan and the United States plunged after that incident.

In its report to Congress, which is required by law every six months, the Pentagon made no recommendation on the number of U.S. troops to keep in Afghanistan after 2014. There are currently about 60,000 U.S. troops there — down from a 2010 peak of 100,000 — and the total is to shrink to 34,000 by February. The report said it will be difficult to judge whether Afghanistan can keep the upper hand against the Taliban until the exact size of a post-2014 U.S. military presence is determined. The report painted a largely positive picture of progress in strengthening the Afghan army and police, but it offered cautionary assessments of the economic and political elements of its strategy for stabilizing the country. “Effective government, the rule of law and sustainable economic development are all necessary for long-term stability in Afghanistan, but multiple factors continue to hinder them, including widespread corruption,” it said. The report said that the amount of Afghan territory held by the insurgents has continued to shrink. It called the Taliban “less capable, less popular and less of an existential threat” to the Kabul government. And it said the number of “insider attacks” by Afghan forces against their U.S. and other coalition partners has declined. On the other hand, it said the insurgents still wield influence in several key rural areas that serve as avenues to attack urban areas, including certain districts adjacent to Kabul and in areas west of the southern city of Kandahar. “Insurgents also used violence and assassination to undermine perceptions of the Afghan government’s ability to provide security,” the report said, “including intimidation of tribal elders, local power brokers and Afghan government officials.” For the first time, the report to Congress said some Afghan security forces are making potentially troublesome accommodations — in some cases in the form of local ceasefire deals — with insurgent groups. Lavoy said these are generally desirable moves toward reconciliation with the Taliban, but the report said they “can have negative effects” if Afghan military leaders compromise on security standards in the process.

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Matt Sawatsky, Coordinator of was shut down, people were still able to send and receive Disaster Management and Humanitarian Issues at the text messages. “As a matter of fact, many seniors asked Red Deer and Area Branch of the Canadian Red Cross, the young people around them to help send messages says that in most cases it can take up to 72 hours to get to their families, “ he notes. Even if you aren’t able to infrastructures up and running in the face of a disaster. utilize a cell phone, the more people that are around you, Accordingly, its wise to have a plan and supplies to see the more help you will be able to access. you through for at least that amount of time. Extended care facilities and seniors residences will Taking the steps to prepare yourself before the most have a protocol to follow in the event of an emergency. innocuous of occasions – say, a quick car trip from Red Most of these facilities have emergency generators to Deer to Edmonton – may save yourself a lot of stress assist residents who rely on respirators or special equipshould an emergency occur. Consider how grateful some always having supplies on hand. Consider that home air ment. Nevertheless, asking and learning about the emerstranded travelers were for the water, food, and blankets conditioners and fans will be probably be useless during gency plan, as well as making individual preparations in that were distributed to them following one enormous a power outage during the hot summer months, and so the form of a contact list and a kit, can go a long way in pileup on the highway not long ago. Even during the other methods of keeping comfortable will be required. providing peace of mind. summer, temperatures can drop substantially after sunMore information on assessing risks, making a plan, An evacuation kit prepares you for a greater number set, so it is a mistake to think that you don’t need an of eventualities. The Canadian Red Cross provides guide and getting a kit is available by calling the Canadian Red emergency kit in your car during the spring and summer. booklets for emergency preparedness, including consid- Cross in Red Deer at 403-346-1241, or through the web“There are several aspects to preparedness, “ says erations for people with disabilities or special needs so site Additionally, the website Sawatsky, adding that the Canadian Red Cross follows that issues such as mobility, hearing, speech, or vision has helpful information three essential steps recommended by Public Safety impairment can be considered, and the emergency kit and links to resources. 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July 31 1987 — Tornadoes touch down in Edmonton during the afternoon rush-hour, causing $150 million in damage. The main funnel cloud kills at least 36 and injures at least 250, mostly in an Edmonton East trailer park. 1972 — Ottawa announces that first-time offenders for cannabis possession will not be jailed.

1962 — Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan pledge support for care of thalidomidedeformed children. Ottawa announces cooperation on August 1. 1917 — Allies mount Passchendaele offensive, the third battle of Ypres during WWI. Canadians among 400,000 allied dead and wounded in Flanders. The advance will drag on until November with minimal gain. 1880 — Imperial Order-in-Council transfers all British possessions in North America to Canada as of September 1 except Newfoundland, and including ownership of all Arctic Islands.





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Couple sick of baby talk from family Dear Annie: My husband, “Scott,” and my mother got all excited, assumand I have been married for three ing we were planning to get pregnant. I years, and our families keep asking was dumbfounded and didn’t respond. when we’re going to have children. It’s She later told her friends that we were all they talk about. “trying,” and several of them contacted I just became a licensed physician’s me with congratulations. assistant, and Scott was acI do not understand this cepted into an Ivy League fascination with my sex doctoral program. life. It’s embarrassing and No congratulations or kuannoying. dos for either of us. Scott’s We have a big family refriends held a small celeunion coming up for Scott’s bratory barbeque, and we grandmother’s 80th birthinvited his sisters and parday, and his sisters have ents. All they did was talk told me that if they don’t about how we’ll never have see a bump, they’ll lock us time for kids with such busy in the closet and not let us careers. out until I’m pregnant. At my sister’s bridal I no longer want to atshower, my aunt asked tend, and Scott feels MITCHELL whether Scott and I were trapped. I’m at the end of & SUGAR having fertility problems. I my politeness rope. pointed out that I’m only 28, What should I do? — and she laughed and said, Leave Us Alone “Better hurry up!” Dear Leave: You have Scott and I have a lot of student to be more assertive and less nice to debt. We spent a lot of time apart dur- these amazingly rude, intrusive peoing our studies and are now finally ple. able to make time for each other and Tell them, “We’re sorry if you are start putting away for the future. disappointed, but the topic of pregnanI mentioned to my parents that we cy is not under discussion. Scott and were going on a cruise this summer, I will decide when to start a family. If



you persist in bringing up the subject, we will be forced to leave.” Then ignore all angry comments in response and leave if you need to. Every time. Dear Annie: My sister recently died, and her son and daughter both spoke at the funeral service. Her son said lovely things, but my niece was quite negative, making mean and nasty remarks about her mother in front of family and friends. This was upsetting and hurtful to me. Is this appropriate? Do children take this opportunity to dump on their parents for things in the past? Because of this, I have decided not to have a memorial service. I’ve told my husband to have me cremated and my ashes dispersed at a beach where we played as children — no family or friends. No parent is perfect, but my children were cared for properly, and we helped them even when they were grown. I don’t think they would do this terrible thing, but I’m — Not Taking Any Chances Dear Not: It is cruel to trash a parent at a funeral service, when the deceased cannot defend herself.

It also makes the guests terribly uncomfortable. Your niece obviously harbors a great deal of anger and pain. We hope she will see a therapist and work through this in a more productive manner. Dear Annie: I had a similar experience to “Want Duct Tape,” whose father-in-law hummed during their drives. I drove my late mother-in-law to her doctor appointments, weekly Bingo games and the beautician. She read every single sign we passed — street signs, gas station signs, grocery store weekly specials, whatever. No one could have a conversation. She didn’t want to talk to us, but she made sure we couldn’t talk, either. I finally figured out that it was a passiveaggressive power play. We had to listen to her. The solution? Earplugs. — Been There and Bought the T-Shirt Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

HOROSCOPE Wednesday, July 31 that leap of faith might not seem as CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS easy after all. DATE: Wesley Snipes, 51; Alexis You are in an ocean filled with bitKnapp, 24; Michael Biehn, 57 tersweet memories from which you THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon would like to escape as far as possible. dives into curious Gemini. Don’t let anger get the best of you. While our thoughts may be split into VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone million pieces at once, so will our tem- you know may indebt you financially per today. beyond your own limits. A challenging force beDo help out a friend as tween Mars and Uranus long as it doesn’t jeoparsuggests that rash decidize your own materialissions and a lack of selftic situation. discipline could counterThink of alternative act all the positive energy payment options, such as out there. installments, if the situaWhile we might be tion is time sensitive. prone to nervousness or LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. frustration, it will not get 22): As partnership-orius too far. All this anger ented as you are, today can be easily released inyou may encounter lack to some competitive recof harmony where your reational activity. relationships reside. ASTRO HAPPY BIRTHDAY: A quarrelsome energy If today is your birthday, will take over your calm DOYNA your circle of friends will spirits and you will want likely change for you this to disappear, first class year. to a world of tranquillity You may have a change and peace. of heart for someone who was part of SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may your team or a network. As sociable feel trapped within your own world of as you are, don’t get trapped into any existence. The freedom you so much false promises. need may suddenly feel so claustroBelieve in your own gut instinct. phobic by all the ongoing events. This should keep you safe from con Take it all with a grain of salt and artists. stay put while things are gradually ARIES (March 21-April 19): An erup- back to normal. tion of emotions could suddenly create SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A havoc in your personal life. new love fling or an already committed Finding your inner peace seems one could go through a roller coaster more challenging than solving a com- today. plex mathematical formula. Let some The unpredictability that comes steam out by cleaning around your with it will shock you and keep on alert house. mode. A supporting friend can be your TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Watch remedy now. where you step today. More importantCAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Inly, watch over whose nerves you might ner peace is lacking in your soul and be stepping on. in your own personal zone. It is hard A false move on your part and you to snap out of it when there is so much may find yourself into a foggy argu- ambiguous energy at hand. ment accompanied by even more foggy Try to not get too deep within a situaccusations. Hold your horses. ation around your home base. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Money, AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you money, money. It appears that this is are around dangerous machinery tothe main theme song for your current day or if you are driving around, keep financial situation. a reasonable distance and stay fully Unexpected bills and unforeseen focused on your read ahead. high expenses will make you seek help Today, it would be wise for you to from others along with some compas- give your patience extra credit and atsionate looks. tention. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone stamina for success is at an ultimate you fancy dearly may come to you for a high right now, but be careful not to possible loan or some kind of financial clash with a leading figure. aid. Roadblocks may be put against your Be careful what you give away and personal advancement, which you may be precise on the return agreement or think as a possible impediment to your you may end up being deceived and professional standing. frustrated. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Resented Astro Doyna is an internationally synfeelings may suddenly surface. Taking dicated astrologer/columnist.



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SALT LAKE CITY — Firefighters arrived at a U.S. home to put out a blaze and discovered more than flames — 28 snakes, six of them deadly. The man didn’t have a permit for the six venomous snakes — five rattlers and a gaboon viper — and he may face misdemeanour charges. The viper, native to Africa, is considered one of the most dangerous in the world. The snakes were inside cages in a separate room and were removed as firefighters put out the kitchen blaze on Friday in Utah. All of the snakes survived.

“I don’t think firefighters were ever in danger from the snakes, except for the creep factor,” said North Davis Fire Chief Mark Becraft. The poisonous snakes were confiscated by the Utah Division of Wildlife, where Capt. Tony Wood was trying to determine their fate. The owner has been described variously by officials as a snake professional or breeder. Officials said the snakes were well fed and in good condition and that there was no threat to anyone in the neighbourhood.

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KEY Adeline Adelia Key (nee Folwark) October 1st, 1934 - July 24th, 2013 Donald Garith Key July 2nd, 1934 - July 25th, 2013 Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. -Matthew 19:6 A devoted husband and wife who were inseparable for 54 years, both passed away peacefully within forty-eight hours of each other. Their illnesses kept them apart briefly and their unique journey together to everlasting life is testimony to God’s grace and the covenant of marriage. Mrs. Adeline Key, beloved wife of Donald, passed away on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 after a brief courageous fight against cancer at the Red Deer Hospice. Mr. Donald Key, beloved husband of Adeline, passed away on Thursday, July 25th, 2013 after a valiant struggle with illness and dementia at the Harmony Care Home in Red Deer, Alberta. Adeline was born in Endeavor, Saskatchewan; the thirteenth of fifteen children to Tatiana and Nykola Folwark. Donald was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan; the youngest child of nine to Jane and James Key. Adeline left the family farm, moved to Saskatoon, and worked as a hotel coffee shop waitress where she met Don who had become a frequent customer. They were married in St. Paul’s Cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on August 29th, 1958. Later they moved to North Battleford and then left Saskatchewan for Red Deer, Alberta in 1967. Don began his career in Red Deer with the newspaper in advertising sales. He worked as an advertising salesman for the Red Deer Advocate newspaper for more than 25 years and retired early in 1997. Adeline raised her family and then worked for Eaton’s in the restaurant division, retiring early after eight years in 1993. Adeline enjoyed spending time in her garden, had a natural spiritual connection with God, nature, and His creatures, especially “her birds,” and always enjoyed her kitchen - creating and preparing her “lil somethings” for you to take home. Her sweet smile and twinkle in her eyes; loving and compassionate personality and her gift of “giving always from the heart” will be missed. Don, a self-taught artist, began his artistic career as a commercial artist in Saskatoon in addition to freelancing. Don had a passion for fine art and a natural talent as an oil painter creating his landscapes of the prairies, mountains, homesteads and his fond memories of time spent on the B.C. coast. He created the majority of his oil paintings from memory. His fondest memories were shared with his daughter including the Allied Arts Council art shows, the two joint art exhibitions held in Red Deer, the Museum Art Gallery visits and “the country drives and small town visits for photographs”. Don loved Wayne Gretzky, “that’s my boy” and watching the Oilers games with his sons, always with a warm beer in hand. A natural ability to make you laugh with his ‘lil dance jig, jokes, facial expressions - a true character. His kind heart and jovial spirit will be missed. He loved horses and to recite his stint as a milkman using horse and wagon, had a strong admiration for his father who was a war veteran, and appreciation for the aboriginal peoples. Proud Grandparents, they rarely missed attending their grandson’s hockey games. Adeline and Don were predeceased by their baby son, Johnny, in 1961 and have now joined their angel they so dearly missed. Left to mourn the loss of Adeline and Don, their beloved Mom and Dad, are their children, Linda (Kris) Bentley, Scott (Linda), Ian, as well as their grandchildren, Kyle and Tyler. Special family friends - Denise and Chelsey. Adeline was predeceased by siblings Mary, Michael, Anne, William, Peter, Stephanie, John and Martin. Siblings left to mourn the loss of Adeline are sisters Petrina, Rose, Lillian and Sylvia (Lorne); brothers Albert (Irene) and Mike (Liz) and many nieces and nephews. Donald was predeceased by siblings Jim, Bessie, Dolly, Margaret, Olive, Dorothy and Bill. He is survived by his brother Jack (Jean) and sister-in-law Fay and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the Red Deer Hospice, staff of Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and Central Alberta Cancer Centre for their compassionate care of Adeline. The family also wishes to thank the Red Deer Home Care Program Services and staff for their supportive care of Donald. Special thanks to Renee White and staff of the Harmony Care Home in Red Deer for their compassionate care and support of Donald. Extended gratitude to Dr. Sandy Murray and to all our family and friends for their loving prayers and support. A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Avenue, Red Deer, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Private family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society in honour of Adeline. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Society and Alberta Cancer Foundation in honour of Donald. Condolences may be sent or viewed at



BATEMAN Candace Marie Bateman of Blackfalds, AB passed away in the early hours of July 29th as a result of a seizure. Candace was born on September 16, 1977 to Len and Joan Bateman. She will be deeply missed by her parents, brother Corey (Laura) and niece Breagha Bateman. Candace is also survived by aunts and uncles Betty (John) Holtz, Doreen (Eldon) Herber, Ken (Zola) Bateman, Mary Gavine, Barry (Lesley) Bateman, Connie (Jamie) McClure, Wayne (Diane) Gilbertson, Clarence Gilbertson, many cousins, special friends Wayne and Wendy Russell and very special friends and caregivers Bev (Carruthers) and Wayne Dawyduik. She was predeceased by Grandma and Grandpa Bateman, Grandma and Grandpa Gilbertson and Auntie Evelyn Gilbertson. Funeral services will be held at the Good Shepherd Church, 40 Holmes Street, Red Deer on Saturday August 3rd 2013 at 11:00 am. With Rev. Marc Jerry officiating. Interment will follow at the Blackfalds Cemetery @ 2:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Sunday School or to Parkland School. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”

BISIO, Sr. Ken May 23, 1947 - July 29, 2013 Ken Bisio, Sr. passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, July 29, 2013 at the age of 66 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 67 Street, Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.

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ELLIOTT Brent Henry Gordon 1980 - 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brent Henry Gordon Elliott of Red Deer. Brent passed away at home on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the age of 33 years. Brent was born in Maple Ridge and lived in various towns throughout British Columbia such as Queen Charlotte Islands, Powell River, Lumby and finally settling in Red Deer, Alberta with his wife Odele. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and camping. Brent was capable of running any type of heavy equipment, but settled with his favorite, the excavator. He did this for many years and with his choice of career it gave him the opportunity to work alongside his father. Brent will be lovingly remembered by his wife Odele and her family, mother Linda, sisters, Jessie, Tammy, Carrie-Ann and Debbie along with their families, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces as well as many close friends. He was predeceased by his father Bill, grandparents Vi Lester and Franklin and Minnie Gordon. A celebration of life will be held in Brent’s honor at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 67A Street (Taylor Drive) Red Deer, on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040



SCHEWALJE TOMSON Dan 1927-2013 1945 - 2013 Leona Tomson (nee Mertz) It is with immense sadness that passed away at Lacombe, the family of Dan Schewalje, AB on July 26, 2013 at the of Red Deer, Alberta, announces age of 85 years. She was his passing on Sunday, July born October 1, 1927 to Mary 28, 2013 at the age of 68 and Joseph Mertz of Humboldt, years. Dan was born at Loon S a s k a t c h e w a n . S h e i s Lake, Saskatchewan and predeceased by her parents was raised on a farm at and brothers and sisters. Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, along Leona is survived by her with eight siblings; one being daughter Carol (Larry) Ford his twin. Although he was born and her son James (Deanna) and raised in Saskatchewan, Tomson, granddaughter Angela Red Deer had been his home (Art) Moar; their children AJ, for over 35 years. He was Marshal and Gracie, grandsons proud to be a welder and had Ryan (Christina) Tomson; their opportunity to work in many children Aspen, Mercedes, places around the world. Dan and Ryley and Brandon (Jenna) will be lovingly remembered Tomson; their son Aysen. by his wife, Lorraine; sons, She is also survived by many Darcy of Calgary, Trevor of nieces and nephews. Memorial Sylvan Lake and Tytan of service will be held at Wilson’s Sylvan Lake, as well as by Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, his loving dog Vadum. Also 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe left to mourn the loss of Dan on Thursday August 1, 2013 are his eight siblings, Dave, at 1:00 p.m. Expressions of Clem, John (Elaine), Adeline sympathy may be forwarded to (Tony), Celestine, Marion (Bob), Clara (Ed) and Sylvia WILSON’S FUNERAL (Glen), numerous extended CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM family and many good friends. of Lacombe and Rimbey Dan was predeceased by his in charge of the arrangements. parents, Mary and Adolph. In 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 commemoration of Dan’s life, “A Caring Family, A Funeral Service will be Caring For Families” held on Friday, August 2, 2013 at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 40 Holmes Street, Red Deer at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Marc Jerry officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Mr. Dan Schewalje immediately before the funeral service, between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., with interment taking place at Alto Reste In Memoriam Cemetery, Red Deer. As a tribute to Dan, any welders Emery Natalyn Howard attending are encouraged to May 8, 2012 - July 31, 2012 please join the procession to the cemetery in their welding If tears could build a stairway trucks. In honour of Dan, And memories a lane memorial contributions may I’d walk right up to heaven be made directly to the Red And bring you home again. Deer Heart Function Clinic, 3942-50A Avenue, Red Deer, ~Missed So Much Alberta, T4N 4E7. The Cummerford family Condolences may be sent or viewed at Over 2,000,000 Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, hours Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL St. John Ambulance HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street volunteers provide (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 Canadians with more

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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS LIVE IN CAREGIVER FOR ASHLEY & FRIENDS Oil & Gas Well Testing 49 yr. old F, exc. living PLAYSCHOOL Supervisors/Night Foremen, cond., 403-346-3179 Accepting Fall Registrations Experienced/Inexperienced 3-5 yr. olds. Limited Junior Day/Night Operators Space avail. 403-343-7420 Must have H2S, First Aid, • Have current Safety certificates including H2S valid driver’s license. Clerical • Be prepared to work in You can sell your guitar Pre-employment Drug for a song... remote locations for screening or put it in CLASSIFIEDS extended periods of time 100.7FM THE RIVER is Competitive Wages. and we’ll sell it for you! • Must be physically fit looking for a P/T Benefit Package receptionist/sales assistant Please submit resume with • Competitive wages, benefits JOIN EXELTA’S and RRSP offered to fill for maternity leave. references to: GYMNASTICS’ CHEER TEAM! Duties include phones, Our cheer team is focused Please email resume with on safety & skill development! mail, sales proposals, bank or by fax to (403) 783-8004 current driver’s abstract to: deposits and various other Only individuals selected for Athletes ages 8-14, duties. Apply by July 31st interviews will be contacted no experience necessary. Under Career Opportunities Call 403-342-4940 to register! to Daryl Holien 3617-50th Ave. Red Deer,AB Fluid Experts Ltd. T4N3Y5 or dholien@ Fluid Experts of Red Deer Coming is seeking experienced Events EXELTA GYMNASTICS Class 1 Operators is looking for a P/T office to haul clean fluids for the assistant. Duties include How & When to†Invest In Oil A growing, well established Oil & Gas Industry. Home answering phone, taking Why are US†oil prices ASME fabrication facility every night, company registrations and general higher than ours? is recruiting for benefits with exceptional reception duties. Email RRSP and TFSA eligible. pay structure. Must be able Red Deer, Aug 12, 7:30 AM resume to: Senior Piping/ to work on their own with RSVP 250.765.6412 LOOKING for receptionist Vessel Draft-Person minimal supervision. at busy hair salon. No exp. Compensation based on necessary. Please bring experience. Fax resume Candidate must resume to Just Cuts North w/all tickets and current demonstrate proficiency Lost #250 6130-67 St. Red drivers abstract to: with AutoCAD. Deer. Attn: Jenn 403-346-3112 or email to: Knowledge of Inventor IPHONE 5 lost between & Compress. Part-Time Admin Collicutt and Chilabongs Proven record of on July 20. 403-347-5657 Assistant Required JAGARE ENERGY successful projects. ask for Brendon (Temporary-Maternity leave.) PRODUCTION TESTING Strong computer skills, Family-owned business in now hiring Day Supervisors, Technical aptitude and JACKET, green. Went Red Deer is looking for a Night Operators, and Problem solving capability missing June 12, at the self-motivated individual, Helpers. Must have valid are required. Lakeside Community Hall. with strong communication Class 5 drivers license. We offer above industry If found please call skills and a good work RSP’s and benefits pkg. wages and comprehensive 403-782-3031 ethic. Duties include incentives. Email resumes benefit package. answering and assisting LOST set of keys between to: or Please email resumes to Southbrook and Collicutt customers over the phone, on July 26. Please phone daily accounting, maintainor fax 403-347-7867 ing employee files, and 403-396-9244 Pressure truck operators assisting the Management and class 1 drivers. Small LOCAL SERVICE CO. LOST: iPhone, lime green Team with clerical and company, good money, REQ’S EXP. VACUUM case. Most likely lost in administrative requirepaid benefits. Looking for TRUCK OPERATOR Highland Green area. ments at multi-locations responsible, safe, drivers Must have Class 3 licence Please call 403-346-3920 within Red Deer. Must and operators. Phone 403w/air & all oilfield tickets. have own transportation. LOST: yearling black 391-8004 for details. Fax resume w/drivers Health/Dental Benefit Plan Heifer and yearling black abstract to 403-886-4475 is available. Ability to bull, in Donalda area multi-task in a fast paced 403-883-2284 or environment, and experi403-740-6772 ence with Microsoft Excel Oilfield Classifieds is an asset. Your Your place to SELL advanced people skills Your place to BUY and organizational acumen will make you an excellent candidate. Please email resume with Found references to Only those selected for CHAINSAW interviews will be Found in Red Deer on contacted. road at 59 ST and 53 Ave about 12:40 PM on Friday Mustang Well Services Ltd. July 26, you tell me what is looking for Hair type it is and what you were driving, it’s yours again! Stylists FIELD SUPERVISOR 403-309-5580 for Central Alberta Area ADAM & EVE UNISEX FOUND: Female blonde Please submit resumes with copies of valid tickets REQ’S P/T / F/T HAIR coloured cocker spaniel. 3 CUTTING PERSONNEL. and a current drivers abstract via email to miles east of Red Deer, Above average earnings. just north of Parkland Submit resume in Nurseries. Call 403-340-0052 Fax: 780-678-2001 person at Parkland Mall. SET of keys found on NO PHONE CALLS Glendale Blvd. Call to PLEASE identify 403-346-0207 Medical



LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers for areas including Sask. and US. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: welltesting365@









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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager)

Fitness & Sports


PITCHERS/PLAYERS Wanted. RD men’s hardball league. Age 30+ 403-302-7778 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

Coming Events

A position for an RN, LPN or RDA is avail. for one day a week ( Wed.). We offer a friendly working environment and staff. Please bring your resume to 215-5201-43rd St. Red Deer or fax to 403 341-3599


Health Care Aides req’d. for Red Deer and area. Permanent days, nights, and weekends. Certification req’d but would consider exp’d workers. 403-348-1007 Ext. 2



GLOBAL TUBING CANADA is currently looking for additional shop hands for our growing company. We are looking for permanent/ fulltime employees either with Coil Tubing Servicing experience or without. There is room for advancement for the entry level employees. Pay will be based on experience. Call 403-346-9231 for more information or drop resume off at 7754 47th Avenue Close, Red Deer, Alberta.

Please apply for these positions in the manner specified

Central Alberta Oilfield Construction Company REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY:


3rd, 4th year apprentice or Journeyman



3rd & 4th year apprentice or Journeyman Fax your resume to: 403-729-3236 Attn: Andy or Darry or email to



Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3

Day Supervisors

TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: Night Supervisors janderson@ (2-4yrs experience) fax 403-844-2148 JOIN OUR FAST UFA Rocky Mountain GROWING TEAM!! House Currently Competitive Wages, seeking Full & Part Time Benefits, Retirement and Truck Drivers Saving Plan! Benefits Offered Fax Resume to 403-845-7903 QUALIFICATIONS: OR Email to • M u s t b e a b l e t o Provide own work truck VERSATILE • Leadership and SuperENERGY visory skills- mentor Growing Central AB. Prod. and train crew Testing Co. is accepting • Strong Computer Skills • O p e r a t e 5 0 0 0 p s i - resumes for Exp. Supervisors, Night Operators & 10,000 psi (sweet and Operators. Positions are Sour wells) safety sensitive. A valid • Collect Data - pressure, Driver’s Licence, H2S and rates, temperatures • Assist in Rig in and Rig First Aid Tickets are req’d. Successful Applicants will out of equipment be notified. Please fax • Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western resume with current tickets to (403)887-0343 or email: Canada REQUIREMENTS: Start your career! See Help Wanted • Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Driver’s License required! • Must be willing to submit pre access fit Professionals for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Accounting Technician • Travel & be away from Our firm has an opening home for periods of time 21/7 for an accounting • A b i l i t y t o w o r k i n technician. Preference will changing climate be given to applicants conditions having a Business Administration website: diploma or equivalent and related work experience. Methods to Apply: We offer a very competiHRCanada@ tive wage, employer provided parking and pnieman@ benefit package and a great work environment Your application will be with private office. Please kept strictly confidential. forward a resume for confidential consideration to: Olsen Joly LLP Chartered Accountants 2nd Floor PROFLO Production 4620 48 Avenue Red Seperators is currently Deer, AB T4N 3S9 taking applications for Fax: 403-755-5624 PRODUCTION TESTERS Email: Candidates must have Website: oilfield experience, siasm, willingness to work We thank all applicants for hard and be on call 24/7. their interest, however, H2S, First Aid, PST and/or only those selected for an CSTS. and a valid drivers interview will be contacted. license are the basic LOOKING for massage training req’d for the position. We are a small therapist to work within a busy testing company with C h i r o p r a c t i c C l i n i c i n big standards. Please send Lacombe. Call 782-7771 a resume via email to Restaurant/ or fax to: 403-341-4588 Successful candidates will Hotel be called and put to work FRATTERS Speakeasy as soon as possible. Venue is looking for an TREELINE experienced chef/cook & WELL SERVICES front end mgr. Competitive Has Opening for all wages,great atmosphere. positions! Immediately. Stop in 1-5 weekdays or All applicants must have email at current H2S, Class 5 with 5114 - 48 ST. Q Endorsement, (No GDL LUAU Investments Ltd. licenses) and First Aid. (O/A Tim Hortons) We offer competitive Food Counter Attendant wages & excellent F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) benefits. Please include Must be avail. weekends 2 work reference names $11.00 per hour. and numbers. 4217 - 50 Ave. Please fax 6721 - 50 Ave. resume to: 403-264-6725 7111 - 50 Ave. Or email to: No phone calls please. WE are looking for a F/T Assistant Cook, wage Celebrate your life $13.50 hr/ 40 hrs./wk. Mail with a Classified resume to: House of Eka ANNOUNCEMENT 502, 4747 - 67 St.T4N 6H3 (5- 10yrs experience)










Restaurant/ Hotel


LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR 1 yr previous experience. F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $13.00 per hour 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave.

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The hourly rate will be $13.10. Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161

The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.



Experienced P/T Cocktails Servers Apply in person after 3 pm.

Sales & Distributors


1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Custom T’s, is Hiring Salespersons Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Good English and communication skills, Customer service oriented. F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $14.00 hourly E-mail: CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air technology and requires an

Outside Sales Rep

for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in air compressors and pneumatics a definite asset. Base + commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply: RED Deer based Acid hauling company looking for a Salesperson. Fax resume to 403-346-3766

WATCH It! Bower Mall

WatchIT! specializes in the retail of premium watches & select sunglass brands.† At WATCH IT! we know that the secret to our success is our people. If you are a team player, energetic, positive & sales motivated, we currently have a position for you!† We are looking for full time, part time and casual staff, as well as an assistant manager at our new store located in Bower Mall. We will be looking for staff to begin on the 24th of August. Please email resumes to

Teachers/ Tutors


DANCE INSTRUCTOR Join our dynamic team and share your passion and love of dance with students of all ages and abilities. Now Hiring for Fall 2013. Submit resume and cover letter to: office@




Red Deer Life Sunday Publication date: SUN. AUGUST 4 Deadline is: Fri. August 2 - NOON Central AB Life Publication date: THURS. AUGUST 1 Deadline is: Fri. August 2, 5 p.m. Ponoka & Lacombe Express Publication date: WED. AUGUST 7 Deadline is: Thur. August 1, 5 p.m.


Carpenters & Labourers

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

for work in Red Deer

Have a safe & happy holiday CLASSIFIEDS 309-3300

Competitive compensation in a low pressure environment working with a great team. pumpingcompany@ or fax: 403-342-0226 Attn: Charlie Re: Mechanic Position EXPERIENCED sheet metal installer req’d. Residential new housing and/or replacement expertise req’d. Call Brad 403-588-8399 or email brad@ Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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


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

JOURNEYMAN or 4th.Yr. Apprentice Plumber/Gas Fitter

req’d for small shop in Westaskiwin area. Competitive wages & health plan. Submit resumes to: or fax to: 780-312-2889 or call 780-387-6087 MECHANICAL Business in Central Alberta is Now hiring Journeyman HVAC Technicians. Experience in A/C, Residential and Commercial. Service background a must. Estimating an asset. Applicant must have valid drivers license and be willing to work on call rotation. Competitive Salary. Please submit resume to wcmltd@telus. net or fax 403 783-3531

Shipper / Receiver

AES INDUSTRIAL SUPPLIES LTD. looking for an energetic/ enthusiastic individual for our receiving department. Fax resume to 403-342-0233 WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED

Drillers & Helpers to Drill for Pilings

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

Truckers/ Drivers


Owner Operators

& Company Drivers


Scan to See Current Openings


Publication date: WED. AUGUST 7 FRI. AUGUST 9 Deadline is: Fri. August 2, NOON

Castor - Regular deadline

Successful candidate will have shown dedication & precision in their work. Must have over 5 years heavy duty exp. Some fabrication/ welding exp. preferred. Priority will be given to licensed journeyman. Scheduled time off.

Central AB based trucking company requires

Stettler & Weekender

Bashaw Publication date: WED. AUGUST 7 Deadline is: Wed. July 31, noon

Minimum 5 yrs. exp, work 7 days a week at least 12 hrs. a day, overtime and subsided pay. Please Fax: resume to 403-309-1944 or email to: EQUIPMENT MECHANIC Yr. Round 8-5 Shop Work

Apply at: Email: careers@ Fax: 1-888-403-3051

Rimbey Publication date; TUES. AUGUST 6 Deadline is: Thurs. August 1, NOON

Sylvan Lake News & Eckville Echo Publication date: THUR. AUGUST 8 Deadline is: August 2, 5 p.m.



Red Deer Advocate Publication dates: SAT. AUGUST 3 TUES. AUGUST 6 Deadline is: Fri. August 2, 5 p.m.

Busy road construction company looking for

GUITAR INSTRUCTOR: Are you a musician looking to share your passion for music with those in your community? Join our dynamic team and share your talents & love of music with students of all ages and abilities. Now Hiring for Fall 2013. Submit resume & cover letter to: office


is looking for a career minded, experienced GYROTRAC OPERATOR Must be willing to work away from home. Class 1 license. Wage is negotiable. Company benefits.Variable shift. Full time. References required. Please fax your resume to (888) 509-1726 or email: k.szczerba@

2-3 yrs. post secondary education. 2-5 yrs. training 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. • Provide references

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


ARBOR-TECH Utility Services Ltd.

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T HOSTESS F/T BARTENDER. Must have Ref’s & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted. THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS must be avail. nights and weekends. Must have: •



NOW HIRING G.M. Tech or ASEP. With good communications skill and work ethics to work with award winning G.M. dealership in Lacombe Alberta. Good hrs & bonus. for production. Training provided . Apply to confidential email:


Of Red Deer is seeking exp’d. carpenters for the agricultural industry. Must have drivers license. Call Brad 403-347-6562 Drywall BOARDER only. Must have 3 yrs experience. $30-35/hour depending on exp. (403) 358-6701

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

CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck and pup exp. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489 CLASS 3 driver and Class 1 driver for End Dump req’d. Call 403-588-7324 MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and boom truck operator. Must have Class 1. Good wages, benefits, 10% holiday pay, RRSP’s, and most evenings and weekends off. Fax resume to 885-4269 or email

RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 31, 2013 D3


Truckers/ Drivers

DRIVER req’d. for city & rural deliveries, must be able to work alone and with others. Duties incl. driving, shipping/receiving and customer service. Class 3 with air ticket and abstract is req’d. Drop resume off at Weldco #11, 7491 49th Ave. or fax to 403-346-1065. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. TRUCKING company based out of Red Deer looking for experienced Class 1 drivers for winch tractor used for heavy hauling and tank truck operators. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg. Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766


Misc. Help

$14.50 base/appt, FT/PT summer openings, customer sales/svc, conditions apply 17+, training given. Call Today 403-755-6711, Apply Online @

Academic Express


Misc. Help

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

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





MUSTANG ACRES Mobile Home Park &

CLEARVIEW AREA Cole St. & 1 Block of Cornett Dr. $62.00/mo.

KENTWOOD Kingston Dr. Kendall Cres. & Kane Cl. Kelloway Cres. Kensington Cl. Kyte Cres. ORIOLE PARK WEST Oswald Cl. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA

DEER PARK AREA Dunning Cres & Dunning Close $62.00/mo. ALSO Dixon Ave & Close & Dunlop St. $62.00/mo. GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St. MOUNTVIEW 43 Ave & 35 St. & area. $67/mo.

Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $.

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Please reply by email: qmacaulay FALL START or phone Quitcy at Community Support 403-314-4316 Worker

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

Business Opportunities

CRYSTAL GLASS is seeking MOBILE REPAIR OPERATOR. Must have vehicle, pay is hourly and commission. Will train. Drop off resume at: 4706-51 Avenue or fax 346-5390 or email:




ANDERS AREA Addinell Close/ Allan Street Allsop Ave/Close Archibald Cres.

Issard Close Ingram Close LANCASTER AREA Long lose Lancaster Drive Lawson Close/ Landry Bend/Close SUNNYBROOK AREA


Vanier Drive/Volk Pl. Vold Close Victor Close/ Vincent Close Viscount Drive/ Violet Pl. Viscount Drive/ Voisin Close

Timberstone Way, Talson Pl., Thomas Pl., Thompson Cl., Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. $200.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306


(Reliable vehicle needed) CLEARVIEW AREA 83 papers daily $444.00/mo. DEER PARK AREA 61 papers daily $327.00/mo. EASTVIEW AREA 110 papers daily $589.00/mo.

********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 HARVARD PARK BUSINESS CENTRE LTD in Springbrook is looking for a Maintenance/Painter for immediate employment. Must not be afraid of heights. Please fax resume to 403-886-5003

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@

LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489

SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

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

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EVESTROUGH / WINDOW INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS CLEANING. 403-506-4822 Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. GUTTERS CLEANED & with oilfield service International ladies REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 companies, other small businesses and individuals VELOX EAVESTROUGH RW Smith, 346-9351 Cleaning & Repairs. Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Private back entry. 403-341-4445 HOT STONE, Body Cleaning Balancing. 403-352-8269 Escorts MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME Complete Janitorial 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161 EDEN 403-358-9256 587-877-7399 10am-midnight TCM Massage Therapy Insurance avail. 8 am-9 pm HOUSECLEANING Weekly or bi-wkly service. 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691 Experienced & Reliable. Flooring call Jan 403-392-3609 VII MASSAGE VINYL SIDING CLEANING LAMINATE and hardwood #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Eaves Trough Cleaned, installers, com/res, Pampering at its Windows Cleaned. Pckg. professional, reliable, 30 BEST! Pricing. 403-506-4822 yrs. experience 403-358-0091


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


We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

Handyman Services


403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town.

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. We carry WCB & Liability Insurance. 403-307-4798 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Seniors’ Services


SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for info. Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

ATT’N: Looking for a new sidewalk, help on small jobs around the house, such as small tree cutting, landscaping, painting or flooring? Call James 403-341-0617

Misc. Services

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

Property clean up 340-8666 GARAGE door service. Classifieds...costs so little Save 50%. 403-358-1614 Saves you so much!

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

Massage Therapy



Window Cleaning



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

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

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




Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316


Yard Care


LAWNS, hedges, & Junk Removal, 403-358-1614 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Misc. for Sale


BEAUTIFULLY designed, ladies motorcycle helmet, size small, $50. 403-340-0675 GIFT CERTIFICATE, Stevens Jewelers in Olds, Alberta. Face value $100, asking $50. No expiry date. Call (403) 342-7908.






Cottages/Resort Property

PENHOLD, 2 bdrm apt. 3 flr. no pets. Aug. 1. $840./mo. $500 s.d. 403-596-8571


1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444 VERY NICE 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite, in Lancaster, private entrance, infloor heating, freshly painted, $700/mo., incl. utils. & cable. 403-872-0955

4 KITTENS TO GIVE AWAY. Lacombe (587) 876-7847 403-597-9243 Something for Everyone Roommates Everyday in Classifieds Wanted BEAUTIFUL 2 Calico kittens, 1 gorgeous rose OVER 200 channels, TV colored male, desperately supplied, MUST love dogs, need loving homes. Very must be working M., rent playful & active. $550., N/S, 403-358-3786 FREE. 403-782-3130 MOTHER CAT & KITTENS Rooms TO GIVE AWAY. For Rent Black, and Black & Grey. 403-340-3562 CLEAN, quiet, responsible, NEW 8 wk. old kittens, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 variety of colors, long hair MOUNTVIEW: Avail now, & short hair, free to good 1 fully furn bdrm. for rent. homes $550/$275. Working or 403-782-3130 Student M only. 403-396-2468 SIAMESE (2) kittens and Also 1 BURMAN kitten. $50/ea. Mobile 403-887-3649

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LAKEFRONT HOUSE - BUFFALO LAKE ROCHON SANDS Built in 2010, 2560 sq ft of living, 6 bdrms, 3 bath, a/c, infloor heat, custom sound system, oversized dbl. det. garage & landscaping w/large fire pit, play structure & gazebo MLS CA0012577, PRICE $784,000 Brian Lynn Cell: 403.741.5060


Sandy lake front, 33’x122’, fenced. Older, cozy, furnished, 3 bdrm., fireplace. $450,000. 1-780-489-1520, 975-1812


new home in gated community on golf course overlooking Please call Debbie Pine Lake. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings chef kitchen at 403-314-4307 Lot fully developed basement, SOURCE ADULT VIDEO master suite has fireplace MOBILE HOME PAD, in requires mature P/T help Sporting and beautiful ensuite, golf Red Deer Close to Gaetz, Goods 3 pm-11 pm. weekends 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. course and clubhouse and Fax resume to: pool just outside your door. 403-346-9099 or drop off to: AS NEW 4 seater golf cart Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Vendor may take trades and 3301-Gaetz Avenue $5000 403-347-1526 carry financing Glen or Bill 780-482-5273 Travel




stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

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

Building Supplies


SOLID wood Cedar clad door 24”w, with hardware/frame $100 403-227-2976



SOUTH African ladies Chamois suit, XS, 23” waist, lined skirt, mint cond., $200 403-227-2976


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EAST HILL SASKATOONS U-Pick Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. $10/4L. 403-392-6025 THE JUNGLE FARM Strawberries Now Avail. Monday-Saturday 8-6. Also available, pickling cucumbers. Call 403-227-4231 Follow us on Facebook.




16 YR. old QH Sorrel gelding, 15.2HH, very well broke, neck reins, backs up, spins, rode down roads, ready to go to good home, more info 403-783-4943 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912



Household Furnishings


MATTRESS - Double, Country Rest Platinum. $75. 403-346-7825


Pinnacle Estates

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


CLASSIFICATIONS 4400-4430 HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995

Houses For Sale


FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer

Money To Loan


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


wheels 5000-5300

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Condos/ Townhouses


2 BDRM. well cared for condo, North of river. Upgraded w/ hardwood floors, 4 appl. Avail. immed. $975 mo. & s.d.Call Linda **RENTED**


1 1/2 blocks west of mall, 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. balcony, 4 appls, no pets, n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

HALMAN Heights

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

Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile


Deer Park bungalow in mint cond. 2 bdrm. on main floor, tiled laundry/bath, new kitchen cupboards, 950 sq. ft. Legal suite downstairs, private entrance, insulated between floors, laundry seperate, washer/dryer, fridge/stove all newer, large back yard, deck, gas BBQ hookups, new 2 car det. garage. $345,000 403-340-3370 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses




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2010 TOYOTA Yaris CE in Meteorite Metallic - Stock# 10466, 89,700 km - $9,900 - $73 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736

2010 CAMARO 1LT,3.6L, Synergy Green option package, sunroof, 29,638 kms., $24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2009 TOYOTA Corolla CE 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic Stock# D60121 55,000 km - $13,900 - $134 b/w 60 mo (403) 343-3736 † 2009 TOYOTA Corolla CE 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic - Stock# D60641 27,900 km - $12,900 - $107 b/w 72 mo (403) 343-3736 1994 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr., loaded. clean. 352-6995

1993 BMW 323 iS, 196,000 km. Like new. Lots of extras. $9900. 403-357-4848 1988 TRANS AM GTA 75,000 miles. $4000 firm. 403-588-0362




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

FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

- OAK BEDROOM SUITE, BED, TREADMILL, 4 Plexes/ BEIGE & WOOD 3 PC. 6 Plexes LIVINGROOM AND TABLES, TRIPLE DRESSER WITH MIRROR, 2 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets $875/mo. 403-343-6609 WINE RACK, 2 METAL DESKS, LEGAL FILING ORIOLE PARK CABINET, 6 PC. CEDAR 2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1025 PATIO SET, 4 GREEN rent, s.d. $650, incl water OFFICE CHAIRS, CHRISTMAS TREE WITH sewer and garbage. avail. Sept.1. Call 403-304-5337 TRIMMINGS, SEE PHOTOS ON KIJIJI. MAKE AN OFFER. (403) 782-5489 Suites - LACOMBE SOFA & LOVESEAT 2 BDRM. adult bldg, Light beige in colour. free laundry, very clean, $200. 403-341-5430 quiet, lrg. suite, Sept. 1. $900/mo., S.D. WANTED $650. 403-304-5337 Antiques, furniture and GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, estates. 342-2514 D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. Stereos 403-346-1458 TV's, VCRs LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only SONY STEREO, holds 3 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 CD’s, $50. Hardly used; SONY Radio, Cassette & LARGE 2 bdrm, with new paint, new carpets, security CD player, $15. cameras, private parking, 403-340-0675 new appls. to over 40 year old quiet tenants. Laundry Misc. for on site, heat & water incl., no pets for $950 rent/$950 Sale damage. 403-341-4627. 2 BDRM. LAMPS, $15. LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. JUICER, $25. SUITES. 25+, adults only 403-340-0675 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 3 PIECE white wicker outdoor patio set. Loveseat, & 2 chairs. $75. 403-346-7825 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets LEGEND 4 wheel scooter 403-755-9852 $900 403-347-2531





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








Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227


Homestead Firewood


Lots For Sale


3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 avail. Aug. 1 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 INGLEWOOD 2 bdrm, 2 bath executive condo. Heated underground parking. N/S, no pets. Professional single or couple preferred. 403-350-3722 / 780-479-1522




Realtors & Services


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Household Appliances Accounting

Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

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


Massage Therapy


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

MICHENER AREA 131 papers daily $777.00/mo. ROSEDALE AREA 113 papers daily $605.00/mo.

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

Auctions Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk


Misc. Help


Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave.

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

Misc. Help

TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113.00/mo.



Misc. Help

6.99 +/- Acreage located 1 hour from Red Deer. Private location on D.U. quarter (with access). 2 lakes near-by. One of the most abundant areas in AB for duck, goose, & white tail hunting. Property incl. power, well, stock waterer, cabin, bunk house, pasture, 5 wire barbless fence, mature shelter belt, Spruce, Poplar. Park like landscaped incl. apple trees, cherry, flowering crab, etc. & beautiful garden. $365,000. 403-340-3370


Manufactured Homes

MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

Income Property


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

Commercial Property


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



Locally owned and family operated



2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser 5A in Quick Sand - Stock# 10476, 15,400 km - $35,900 - $257 b/w/ 84 mo (403) 343-3736†† 2011 TOYOTA Sequoia Platinum in Cassis Pearl - Stock# 10458 27,600 km - $52,900 - $377 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here



2004 FORD Freestar. Perfect in every way. 190,000 km. All options incl. remote start. New tires. New windshield. Asking $8000. 587-377-3547

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Exc. cond. Loaded, $10,900. 403-340-3562

2007 SUBURBAN 1500 LT loaded, new tires. DVD, 103,000 km. 403-346-2608

1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2004 KIA Sorento LX, 4X4, 77859 kms., $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! $27,850. Call 403-350-4323

2007 TOYOTA FJ Cruiser, C Package, auto., loaded 75,000 kms. Very nice, trades considered. $19,900. 403-598-0682

1990 VANGUARD 28’ 460 Ford, air, cruise, sleeps 6, rear bed, full shower & bath, 73,500 kms. $12,000. 403-302-8061



2007 BMW 328 Xi sunroof, lthr., $20,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

1991 International dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. ***SOLD***

2003 CHEV 2500, 4x4 S/C, loaded, leather. very nice shape in and out. sunroof. $4950. ***SOLD***

Freelander AWD, $8,888 348-8788 Sport & Import




2005 Gulf Stream 40’

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

2003 Ford Excursion 4X4, 7.3 L diesel, $16,888.

2006 BMW X5 panoroof, lthr., $16,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2007 HONDA CRV EXL, awd, lthr., sun roof, command start, 134,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 343-6156

2006 CHEVY Trailblazer SS 1 owner, exc. shape. $16,999. 403-357-4848

2007 INFINITY G35X, lthr. sunroof, nav., $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


2007 LAND Rover Range Rover, 4X4, supercharged V-8, loaded, $33,888. 7652-50 Ave. Sport & Import

4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $7350. 403-348-9746

1993 BMW 323 iS 196,000 km. Like new. Lots of extras. $9900. 403-357-4848

1997 DODGE Ram 1500 145,000 km. Manual, 4x4, gas, canopy. $6500 obo. 403-728-3161 or 304-4239

4 slides, 8.1 GMC workhorse, loaded, 1 owner, beautiful cond. $66,000. 780-372-2079

348-8788 Sport & Import


2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $10,500 obo 403-391-8264


1999 MALIBOU 21’8”, w/trailer, Inboard V8, 325 hp $20,000. 403-607-2958

2007 CHEV Monte Carlo LS

FWD, 93492 kms., $10,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2003 CHEV Avalanche, 1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice $11,000 403-347-7893 598-3104



2010 CAMARO 1LT,3.6L, Synergy Green option package, sunroof, 29,638 kms., $23,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 BMW 335i, lthr., 65,955 kms, nav., $25888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

2005 BMW Z4 3.0L 6

speed, lthr., $22,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import




2010 DODGE Journey RT sunroof, leather,

2008 GMC 1500, 4x4, 5.3 SLE, no issues. 161,000 km


$18,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

$14,900. 403-346-9816

2010 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350 lthr.,

2008 GRAND PRIX $10,888 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

sunroofs, 98,295 kms., $29,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623

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

2008 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 350 sunroof,


nav., 20,415 kms, $32,888. **SOLD** Sport & Import

2012 SILVERADO 1500 4x4. p. windows, locks, mirrors, wood box liner, step sides, tow pckg, air, cruse tilt, air, 5.3 L ec

2008 SMART Passion convertible, $8,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

13,000 kms $28000. Ron 403-843-1162

Sell your vehicle FAST with a Formula 1 Classified Vehicle Ad

30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SALE CONTINUES 2008 VOLDSWAGEN 2007 VOLKSWAGEN GLI RABBIT 2.5 COMFORTLINE Stk #V34574A. auto, loaded, alloy Stk #VP4606. 200hp 2.0L turbo, 6 spd., fully loaded, many upgrades, fully inspected, only 88,000 kms


wheels, moonroof, fully inspected

9,990 $108 $0 19,990 175 0 GARY MOE or










2012 SUBURU WRX STI Stk #VP4522B. fully loaded, awd/turbo/manual/ $

extra wheels, many extras, only 21,000 kms

36,990 267 0 or





2008 HONDA CIVIC SI COUPE Stk #V35613A. 17” wheels, loaded, $

moonroof, many extras

10,990 110 0 or





2011 FORD RANGER XLT 4X4 Stk #V34471A. V6, auto, loaded, box $

liner, running boards, only 54,000 kms

19,990 159 0

Gasoline Alley South, (west side) Red Deer Locally Owned & Family Operated






2006 CHEV SILVERADO 1500 4X4 Stk #V34494A. V8, auto, ext. cab, $

tonneau cover, inspected

10,990 $129 $0 or





RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 31, 2013 D5



2010 TOYOTA 4Runner SR5 in Salsa Red Pearl - Stock# D61181, 43,000 km - $34,900 - $250 b/w 84 mo † (403) 343-3736




2010 TOYOTA Tacoma DC SR5 in Pyrite Mica - Stock# D70951, 98,100 km - $25,900 - $186 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736

2010 Honda CR-V EX-L in Tango Red Pearl - Stock# D40491, 42,900 km - $25,900 - $186 b/w 84 mo † (403) 343-3736 † 2008 JEEP Liberty in Greystone Pearl - Stock# D40121, 71,000 km $16,900 - $162 b/w 84 mo. (403) 343-3736 ††


1999 DODGE Dakota Truck, V6, Power, Air, 125,000 km, Good cond. 403-343-0075 or


2007 TOYOTA FJ Cruiser, C Package, auto., loaded 75,000 kms. Very nice, trades considered. $19,900. 403-598-0682

2007 LAND Rover Range Rover, 4X4, supercharged V-8, loaded, $33,888. 7652-50 Ave. Sport & Import

2006 CHEVY Trailblazer SS 1 owner, exc. shape. $16,999. 403-357-4848

2003 Ford Excursion 4X4, 7.3 L diesel, $16,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

2006 CHEV 2500 4x4, crew cab, loaded, blue, nice shape in and out $8850.403-348-9746

1997 DODGE Ram 1500 145,000 km. Manual, 4x4, gas, canopy. $6500 obo. 403-728-3161 or 304-4239 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds



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

Fifth Wheels

2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD Exc. cond. Loaded, $10,900. 403-340-3562


2012 TOYOTA Sienna LE in Cypress Pearl - Stock# D30171, 28,000 km $28,900 or $208 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736 2002 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $5950. 403-348-9746 Start your career! See Help Wanted

2010 CHEV Silverado LT 4X4, Z-71, dual exhaust, cold air intake, iron cross bumpers, 24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

Vans Buses


2000 COACHMAN Catalina 28 1/2’ super slide out, new tires/batteries, immac. cond, must be seen to appreciate $8900 403-877-1414

Tires, Parts Acces.


1996 DODGE Ram 1500 4 - M&S tires, 215/60R15 S LT c a n o p y, e / c , v e r y Radial LL600. $200 firm. good cond, $4000 obo 403-309-7387 or 403-307-5135 403-392-6138 (cell) Central Alberta’s Largest MANUAL TRANSMISSION Car Lot in Classifieds FOR 1998 SUNFIRE. $100 OBO. 403-343-0823

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

309-3300 To Place Your Ad In The Red Deer Advocate Now!

Engagement & Wedding Announcements say it Loud & Clear in Classifieds 403.309.3300 |


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2001 YUKON trailer pkg, hwy. kms, loaded $5000 obo 403-986-7204 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634

2012 SILVERADO 1500 4x4. p. windows, locks, mirrors, wood box liner, step sides, tow package, air, cruse tilt, 5.3 L motor, ext. cab. 13,000 kms. $28,900. Ron 403-843-1162 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Public Notices






D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OR u

FREE $25


Spend $250 or more before applicable taxes at any Real Canadian Superstore location (excludes purchase of tobacco, alcohol products, prescriptions, gift cards, phone cards, lottery tickets, all third party operations (post office, gas bars, dry cleaners, etc.) and any other products which are provincially regulated) and we will give you a $25 President’s Choice® gift card. Limit one coupon per family and/or customer account. No cash value. No copies. Coupon must be presented to the cashier at time of purchase. $25 President’s Choice® gift card will be cancelled if product is returned at a later date and the total value of product(s) returned reduces the purchase amount below the $250 threshold (before applicable taxes). Valid from Friday, July 26th until closing Thursday, August 1st, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other Valid until Thur. Aug. 1 coupons or promotional offers.

Butcher’s Choice burgers frozen, 1.13 kg 383030 / 760033 20349649 / 20350513

25 - 55 %



all BBQ grills

2 lb clamshell fresh strawberries product of USA, no. 1 grade 725773 36983

40 - 55 %



all patio sets patio accessories & BBQ accessories



Valuplus hamburger buns or hot dog buns, pkg of 12 187506 6038313438


select summer toys

PC® potato chips selected varieties, 235 g 224440 6038303666

no name® plastic beer cups red or white, 50 ct. 879184 / 380334 5870301955 / 6038312294

no name® paper plates 100 ct. 559184 6038336795




gas bar and



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¢ per litre**

PC® Power Quenchers variety pack, regular or reduced calorie, 24 X 591 mL



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Pampers club size plus diapers size 1-6, 104-210’s 481862 3700081890



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Coppertone (excluding duo packs), all Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic or PC® suncare lotions or sprays assorted varieties and sizes 540359 5621947347

Huggies Little Swimmers 17-20’s 268499 3600016184



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in Superbucks value using Or, get 3.5¢per litre** any other purchase method



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**Redeem your earned Superbucks value towards the purchase of Merchandise at participating stores (excluding tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, gas and prescriptions). With each fuel purchase when you use your President’s Choice Financial MasterCard or President’s Choice Financial debit card as payment, you will receive 7 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. When you use any other method of payment, you will receive 3.5 cents per litre in Superbucks® value. Superbucks® value expires 60 days after date of issue. Superbucks® value are not redeemable at third party businesses within participating stores, the gas bar, or on the purchase of tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets and prescriptions. Superbucks® value has no cash value and no cash will be returned for any unused portion. Identification may be required at the time of redemption. See Superbucks® receipt for more details. ® Trademarks of Loblaws Inc. and others. ©2013. † MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. President’s Choice Bank a licensee of the mark. President’s Choice Financial MasterCard is provided by President’s Choice Bank. President’s Choice Financial personal banking products are provided by the direct banking division of CIBC. ®





no name club pack® freeze pops 50 X 150 mL


in Superbucks® value when you pay with your


no name® English muffins selected varieties, pkg. of 6




mini Babybel


3.26 /kg


ea original or light, 12’s, 240 g



Cook’s ham portions shank portion








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July 31, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate