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Flood fears stall project near creek BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Ripples from the June flood in Southern Alberta seeped into the Red Deer municipal planning commission meeting on Wednesday. The commission was considering an application for redevelopment on a residential lot near Waskasoo Creek,
MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION when the issue of municipal liability in the event of a severe flood came up. The 4535 52nd St. property, which is adjacent to Coronation Park, encroaches slightly into the flood fringe area identified by the province — prompting Planning and Development staff to
recommend a number of conditions to mitigate the risk. These included adding fill so that the property would be 0.3 metres above the one-in-100-year flood fringe level. But Jim Marke, a citizen representative on the commission, wondered if
the conditions were sufficient. He wondered if the designated flood fringe area might prove inaccurate in light of changing weather conditions, or if mitigation guidelines could become different in the future. “I do think the city is taking an unnecessary risk with this.”
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DISCOVERY WILDLIFE PARK
Giant metal bear mascot a dream come true BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
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Doug Bos of Discovery Wildlife Park in Innisfail is hoping his giant mechanical bear will be up and operating by this weekend.
Discovery Wildlife Park is getting an eye-catching, possibly even recordsetting, seven-metre tall grizzly bear that will be visible to motorists driving along Hwy 2. When the giant metal bear mascot that’s mounted onto an oilfield pumpjack raises onto its hind legs beside the zoo’s sign along the highway this weekend, it will be the fruition of owner Doug Bos’s long-held dream. Bos had the idea of designing a moving giraffe mascot for the zoo even before receiving a donated out-of-commission pumpjack some 11 years ago, said his wife Debbi Rowland. Since the wildlife park has 13 bears, but no longer has giraffes, Bos’s younger brother, Bert Bos, suggested designing an animated bear mascot instead. The metal bear would go up and down, along with the action of the pumpjack, potentially making it one of the largest animated bears in the world.
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Colleges assessing if students affected by diplomats’ job action Red Deer College officials are scrambling to help incoming international students affected when federal visa officers walked off the job at 15 foreign offices. The move announced on Monday was the latest salvo in a labour dispute between the union representing foreign diplomats and the federal government. Offices in Beijing, Mexico City and New Delhi, London, Paris, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, among others were affected. “This has been something we have been watching for a while,” said college president Joel Ward. Sixty-six international students were expected to start studies in Red Deer this fall and a number of others
here are continuing their studies. Ward said the college’s women’s basketball coach is already helping two players from the Congo, who are stuck in Los Angeles trying to get their paperwork completed.
plans are up in the air and may have to rethink their school of choice. “We’re concerned that if they can’t get in (to Canada) they will choose to go elsewhere like the United States or Britain.
FOREIGN STUDENTS CONTRIBUTE AN ESTIMATED $8 BILLION ANNUALLY TO THE CANADIAN ECONOMY, AND THE TOURISM INDUSTRY SAYS IT COULD LOSE $280 MILLION BECAUSE OF THE JOB ACTION. “It’s really a challenge because they can’t get their visas processed right now because of the work action.” Another student who wants to play for the men’s basketball team is among the dozens of others whose Red Deer
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“I know that every one of my colleagues across the country is dealing with this issue in one form or another.” Ward said the college’s registry staff are going through each international student’s application to determine
the status of their study permits and whether they can start school in the fall. The college has also taken its concerns to local MP Earl Dreeshen’s office, and Ward said MPs across Canada are undoubtedly taking the same calls from post-secondary institutions. Foreign students contribute an estimated $8 billion annually to the Canadian economy, and the tourism industry says it could lose $280 million because of the job action. “We’re hopeful that the federal government will intervene and try to get things moving again. But we only have another month before classes start,” said Ward. “We’re a little worried for those international students, so we will continue to do our best.”
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CALGARY ZOO PARTIALLY RE-OPENS
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The popular Penguin Plunge was one of the exhibits on view as the Calgary Zoo welcomed visitors on Wednesday for the first time since the animal park was heavily damaged in June’s flooding. A3
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Woman who survived 12 days in the bush recovering in hospital
BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF A young woman who survived 12 days in the wilderness has started her long road to recovery. A broken jaw has left the 25-year-old from the O’Chiese First Nation with a limited ability to communicate, but her uncle said she is getting better. “What she went through is really quite a story,” said the uncle. “She has quite a story to tell, it’s remarkable how she survived for that long alone. What really helped her was her survival skills.” Her identity is protected because she is allegedly a victim of sexual assault. Her uncle cannot be identified either because it could lead to identifying her. She sipped rain water and foraged for berries deep in the woods while she was missing for 12 days in the wilderness near the reserve. On top of the broken jaw, she suffered from exposure, a mild concussion and scrapes and cuts. She was found last Friday by an oilfield worker. Before her ordeal started she was last seen in Rocky Mountain House on July 13. “She’s recovering, but still under a lot of stress right now,” said the uncle. He said her mother had a really rough 12 days as her loved one was missing. “It was really bad the way things were,” said the uncle. “A lot of people
were saying this and that and that they had seen her. Her mother had lost a lot of hope.” Every time a new rumour of the 25-year-old’s whereabouts would crop up her mother would get her hopes up, only to have them dashed over the 12 days. “It was a real stressful couple of weeks,” said the uncle. But when the woman was found, her uncle said there was a lot of anger and relief. He doesn’t know how long his niece will be in the hospital. Before the woman went missing, RCMP said she and four other people were in a truck when it got stuck on the north end of the O’Chiese reserve, just north of Rocky Mountain House. Three of the people went to go get help, leaving the woman and another man. When their friends didn’t return, the two people started walking. That’s when police allege he struck her in the face and attempted to sexually assault her. She fled into the bush and after the initial panic she became disoriented. Kevin Roy Gladue, 36, of the O’Chiese First Nation, faces aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, obstructing a peace officer and attempting to obstruct a peace officer on a separate matter. Gladue was in Rocky Mountain House provincial court on Wednesday. The case was moved to Aug. 14 for plea. He remains in custody. firstname.lastname@example.org
More people sign Michener petition BY THE CANADIAN PRESS RED DEER — A petition urging the Alberta government to reconsider a decision to close a care home for the developmentally disabled now has more than 20,000 signatures. The Alberta Union of Provincial Employees says the growing support to keep the Michener Centre in Red Deer open is heartening.
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Following along in his father’s footsteps, Brody Jackson, 4, pushes his toy lawn mower along behind his father, Steve, as the pair mow the lawn this week. He is always helping out, says Steve, who may just be grooming Brody to take over the job of household grounds keeper.
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LIABILITY: Legal opinion Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the city can only work with the data available to it, and that there are no guarantees flood waters won’t one day cross the line drawn by the province. “There’s nothing to say that in a catastrophic condition all of downtown Red Deer could at one time be flooded. “With the current climate change, we could experience something that we’ve never experienced before.” City solicitor Michelle Baer said development authorities have in the past been challenged over approvals that later proved unsuitable. But such disputes have typically been addressed through insurance claims, she added. “There may be a very different change in the insurance climate in Alberta going forward after the flood.” And that could impact the exposure of municipalities to a claim for damages, said Baer. She suggested that the conditions proposed in the case of this application appeared reasonable, but there could be no certainty in this regard. The commission decided to table
MASCOT: Boost traffic Doug Bos intends to consult with Guinness World Records on this, and also make YouTube videos of the giant mascot as a way of boosting traffic to his zoo, as well as to the Town of Innisfail. He believes the bear could become one of Alberta’s most popular icons and put Innisfail on the tourist map. The project, with an estimated value of $50,000, finally got started about a month and half ago in several stages. “It was a lot of work,” admitted Rowland. Bos’s brother started things off by
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making a scale model of the pumpjack, along with two flat outlines of a bear’s body, with moving head and legs, which would be mounted on each side of the jack. Whenever the pumpjack goes up, so would the bear, rising to a height of seven metres (23 feet) onto its hind legs. This scale model was then given to a friend with a computerized drafting system, who enlarged the blueprints for the bear. The shape of the grizzly was next cut out of sheet metal and affixed to the pumpjack. On Wednesday, the bear mascot was painted brown — the final step before being moved next to the zoo’s highway sign in time for the annual Zoofest on Saturday. Rowland said a free pancake breakfast, face painting and other familyfriendly activities are planned for the zoo’s thank-you celebration for patrons and the community. She believes the public will be pleasantly surprised — perhaps even a little awed — by the giant moving bear mascot. “It’s pretty impressive. You don’t realize how large it is until you get right next to it. It’s a big bear . . . You have no idea until you see it standing.” The zoo’s owners plan to consult with Guinness officials to see if their animated bear sets any kind of size record. Besides having 13 bears — two of
the development application until the city can obtain a formal legal opinion about its potential liability. Ironically, the commission approved plans for a semi-detached dwelling on the same lot in February 2012. But a decision by the owner to change the building’s design necessitated another application. “I think as a result of the floods in Calgary, High River and Canmore we’re seeing a considerably greater degree of caution on behalf of MPC,” said Flewwelling. email@example.com
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VISAS: Delayed The Association of Community College’s, on whose board Ward sits, is also lobbying on behalf of its members and international students. At some big city Canadian colleges thousands of international students are affected, he said. At Olds College, staff are also watching closely to see if 25 incoming international students will be affected, said Denise Ayres, “In the next coming weeks we’ll probably know a little bit more,” said Ayres, the college’s co-ordinator of international engagement. Canadian colleges and other postsecondary institutions want to be the destinations of choice for international students and application process problems do not help, she said. At Lacombe, Canadian University College’s admissions officer was on holidays and not available to comment. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Union president Guy Smith says most of the people who have signed the petition are from the central Alberta community. The provincial government announced in March that it plans to move 125 of the centre’s residents to community group homes or seniors facilities. Friends and family say Michener Centre is the only home many of their loved ones have ever known.
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Calgary Zoo partially re-opens BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The popular Penguin Plunge was one of the exhibits on view as the Calgary Zoo welcomed visitors Wednesday for the first time since the animal park was heavily damaged in last month’s flooding. The zoo’s partial reopening also included the Canadian Wilds and Prehistoric Park displays. There was a long lineup of eager families bursting through the gate. “I want to see the penguins,” said four-year-old Kennedy. “I’m very happy.” One of the few bright spots for the zoo since the devastating floods in June has been the birth of a baby gentoo penguin July 7. It is the first penguin hatched at the zoo since the Penguin Plunge opened in February 2012. “I would say right now the penguins are still one of the hottest areas of the zoo. We have a penguin chick which is getting very big, very fast, but that’s been a really neat story through all of this,” said zoo spokeswoman Trish Exton-Parder. “It just shows people that the circle of life still does continue down here.” The zoo has had to find new homes for dozens of animals, has closed several buildings and has laid off about 300 employees. The reopening only affects about one-third of the park. The rest won’t be open until at least December. The park is located on St. George’s Island east of downtown and not far from where the Elbow and Bow rivers meet. It was hit hard when raging water rose swiftly after torrential rains in southern Alberta in June. Forty buildings, including the African Savannah exhibit, were severely damaged. The disaster has been hard on the facility’s pocketbook — $160,000 a day in lost revenue. “This is our busiest time of year ... from May to October that is when we have most of our visitations, so it’s substantial and we had $50 million in damages as well,” said Exton-Parder. “We have a lot ahead of us still, but we have a lot of very motivated people who are really anxious to get things up and running again.” Wednesday’s visitors were thrilled that the zoo is open again. “Absolutely we wanted to be back her to show our support for the zoo and we’ve been missing it like crazy. I stay home with the kids so anything that gets us outside on such a nice day we’re gung ho to do,” said Christal McEwen. “My first concern was the animals. I didn’t think
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Visitors explore the Calgary Zoo in Calgary on Wednesday after it re-opened a section following being closed since the devastating flood in June. The initial opening will be the 60-acre northern section including the Penguin Plunge, Canadian Wilds and the Prehistoric Park. that they would recover this fast and to be open this quickly with even a portion of it. It was just sad to watch everything that happened in Calgary and surrounding areas,” added Bonnie Scholes. The zoo was forced to move 160 animals to higher ground at the height of the flood. Zebras were moved to the zoo’s wildlife conservation centre outside the city. Two hippos almost escaped when high water levels lifted them close to the top of their enclosure. Giraffes that were standing up to their bellies in cold water were ailing after the flood, but recovered. Two peacocks, a pot-bellied pig and a variety of fish died.
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The zoo soon came to realize that the South American exhibit was too damaged to be restored. Its animals are being shipped to other accredited zoos in Canada. “It was pretty desolate. It’s only through pictures that people can fully understand that it was a river flowing through the zoo. We suffered an awful lot of damage and unfortunately some of our animals had to leave,” said Exton-Parder. “It was a really tough time for everybody, but there’s an awful lot of passion here and a desire to have the zoo back for the city.” The Calgary Zoo is known for its conservation and captive breeding programs.
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HIGH RIVER — Residents of one flood-devastated neighbourhood in High River, are renewing their calls for compensation after a video has surfaced of a recent town meeting. In the video, Darwin Durnie of the town’s emergency operations centre is seen answering questions about a berm that was built next to Hampton Hills. At one point, Durnie tells those in attendance the subdivision was “sacrificed” to save other neighbourhoods. Deborah Huisman says Durnie’s admission makes the government responsible to the residents for the damage that was done. She says the province should “fess up, to come clean and put offers on the table” for residents of Hampton Hills. About 50 residents staged a protest outside Premier Alison Redford’s Calgary office on Monday night. “We just want closure, we just want something done,” said Jerry Huisman. Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths says he sympathizes with flood victims, but adds that walking away from the homes is just not realistic. “Frankly, lots of the homes can be remediated or repaired,” he says. “Those that can’t can be rebuilt.
And if we go through the process of cleaning up the homes and finding out they can be repaired or rebuilding, then it will be their option on whether or not they want to sell that property and move out.” Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith says there should be a public inquiry into how the flooding in High River was handled. “To have been told essentially they were sacrificed to be able to save other homes in the rest of town just adds insult to injury,” says Smith. “I think the government would be well advised to deal with them fairly. Allow them the opportunity to give them a payout so they can either choose to build in High River or elsewhere, so they can get on with their lives.” On Tuesday night, Durnie issued a release saying he regrets that his comment about sacrificing Hampton Hills has “shifted the focus” from the recovery of High River. “My aim was simply to arm people with information that would allow them to work with government and insurance advisors to rebuild their lives,” he says. “I regret creating this distraction and I sincerely hope that, tomorrow, we can continue to focus on our reconstruction efforts.”
MONTREAL — An elderly man who was arrested after an armoured vehicle was used to smash down the door to his house remained in hospital Wednesday after being shot by rubber bullets. Const. Anie Lemieux said the injuries suffered by the 72-year-old man after a 20-hour standoff with police were not life-threatening. “His life is not in danger,” she said. “As soon as investigators can, they will meet with him.” Detectives searched his house on a tree-lined, residential street during the day and were seen carrying out a number of weapons although police could not immediately say how many had been seized. “They have a lot of work to do,” Lemieux said of investigators. No decision has so far been made on charges. Lemieux said police were aware the man had guns in his house as they responded to complaints e had threatened workers on his lawn. Lemieux said police had checked a database that logs licensed weapons. Although the federal gun registry, a frequently used tool by police, has been mainly dismantled, Canadians still have to license their guns. In most provinces, that’s done through the RCMP, while in Quebec it’s handled by provincial police. Police had surrounded the house for most of Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday before taking action. They had called out to the man by bullhorn and threw a cellphone onto his porch to try and speak to him. At about 8 a.m., an armoured car provided by Quebec provincial police battered down the door.
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WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s chief medical examiner says he won’t make a decision on whether to call an inquest into the deaths of a woman and her two children until late fall. The medical examiner’s office says provincial law dictates that a thorough investigation be done first into the circumstances of the deaths. “Once the office of the chief medical examiner has gathered and assessed all relevant information, a decision will be make regarding the course of action that needs to be taken to prevent similar future deaths,” a release said Wednesday. Lisa Gibson’s two children were found unresponsive in the bathtub of the family’s Winnipeg home last week. They were pronounced dead in hospital.
Gibson’s husband was not home at the time. The 32-year-old mother’s body was found in the Red River a few days later. 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. 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 has said privacy laws prevent the release of any information An inquest would be run by a provincial court judge and would include sworn testimony from witnesses, including medical experts.
BRIEFS Rush concert raised $575,000 Rush may have rocked the Enmax Centrium in Red Deer last week, but the fans also did their part for the flood relief concert raising more than half a million dollars. In total, $575,000 was raised as a result of the July 24 show. The band ,as well as Ticketmaster, Live Nation and the Enmax Centrium all donated their time, goods and services to raise money for areas devastated by the June flooding. “It is important to be a good neighbour in situations like these, and we are very grateful that we are able to amass such a huge sum that will undoubtedly help many of our fellow Canadians in need,” said Geddy Lee, lead singer and bassist. “Thanks to our partners who joined us in the effort, to all the great fans from all over Alberta who attended the show, the workers who donated their time along with us and those fans abroad who supported via the special flood T-shirt.” Proceeds raised from the benefit show have been divided with $400,000 going to the Canadian Red
Cross, $125,000 specifically to the citizens of High River who were hit the hardest in the floods and $50,000 to various local charities. As a result of the flood, the Red Cross has distributed more than 945,000 relief items such as clean-up kits, hygiene supplies, potable water, safety gear, cots and blankets to those in affected areas. People can still make donations by ordering a Rush Flood Relief T-Shirt by visiting www.rush.com.
Man attacked at Bower Ponds A 37-year-old man required medical attention after he reported being attacked near the dock at Bower Ponds at noon on Monday. The male suspect hit the victim repeatedly in the face and head and stole the victim’s expensive Oakley sunglasses and Oakley hat before fleeing the scene. “Given the fact that there is an individual out enjoying the park and trail system and allegedly he is assaulted, it’s certainly concerning,” said Red Deer City RCMP Cpl. Leanne Molzahn on Wednesday. Anyone with information that can assist police in the investigation please contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit. com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.
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A tip for campaign funding Everyone knows that it takes money legal. to run for office; the higher the office, Unlike the United States, where the more money it takes. spending money on electioneering That’s why we have laws is considered part of free governing how campaign speech guaranteed by their money can be raised, and constitution, Canadians more more laws governing have embraced a far more how it can be spent. And frugal view of democracy. more laws again requiring The right to hold office full disclosure of where evmust not be restricted to ery dollar came from, and billionaires, or to people where it all went. willing to promise favour This week, Canadians to wealthy individuals who discovered that from as far back their candidacy. back as the last three fedThat’s the theory, anyeral elections, there are still way. Cynics are invited to 39 candidates who together insert their comments here. GREG owe almost three quarters But suppose you want of a million dollars in borto lead a federal political NEIMAN rowed funds that has not party. Getting there — esbeen repaid. pecially in Canada where The percentage of deadsuch a campaign involves beat candidates for Parliaa whole lot of travel — rement, compared to the general popuquires a serious outlay of cash. lace, is not encouraging. There are legal budget limits, howMuch of those debts, the candidates ever. likely owe themselves. Raising money These days, Liberal candidates via donations isn’t easy (just ask the seeking to become the next Justin manager of any of Red Deer’s nonTrudeau are allowed a total of $950,000 profits), but I imagine raising money to for their camapigns. Given the vast finance an election campaign must be amounts we are used to seeing spent even harder. by parties in federal elections, that Therefore, many people running doesn’t seem like much. for office must necessarily be wealthy But try raising it $1,200 or less at enough to largely finance their own a time. That’s the current allowable campaigns. donation limit (the figure is subject Except doing so exclusively isn’t to change due to inflation). The result
is that only the perceived favourite — like Trudeau — would ever be able to gather the hundreds of thousands of individual donations that would bring one even close to that limit. So ‘loans’ for these campaigns are allowed. They must all be reported to Elections Canada, and they all must be paid back within 18 months of the end of the campaign, or they risk being ruled as illegal donations. You can see how a losing candidate would have an extremely difficult time raising hundreds of thousands to repay loans for expenses in an election they have already lost. In the 2006 Liberal leadership campaign that elected Stephane Dion, the borrowing and spending limits were much higher, leading to the embarrassing picture of a Ken Dryden still unable to settle accounts with Elections Canada for his campaign. Even after he was given multiple extensions to the rule that requires him to pay back the money ($225,000, much of which he likely ‘borrowed’ from himself). Would you be willing today to fork out a couple hundred at a fundraising dinner to hear Dryden speak on, say, social development (a portfolio he held as a member of cabinet)? He did manage to secure national agreements on early learning and child care, you know. Not interested? Understandable.
Understandable also is Dryden’s predicament. Likewise the alacrity of the federal Conservatives to press the point. The guys who wrote the new rules for election spending midway through the Liberals’ 2006 leadership campaign are not happy that the commissioner for Elections Canada is not taking these deadbeat bums to court. Yves Cote ruled the laws requiring the payback of these loans are not enforceable in a criminal court. Therefore, he can only suggest that the people who still owe money for their losing campaigns work a bit harder to settle accounts. Raising large amounts of cash in bits and pieces has become a specialty of the federal Tories. The new rules definitely favour their team. They introduced legislation in 2011 to fix what chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand said renders the Canada Election Act incoherent and ineffective, but those corrections didn’t get a ticket on the Conservative omnibus. As far as I can see, ‘incoherent and ineffective’ give a big advantage to the Conservatives. The other parties will need more coherent and effective platforms to win the widespread support that is now needed to fund their campaigns. To win, you must . . . well, win. Follow Greg Neiman’s blog at readersadvocate.blogspot.ca
LETTERS Fresh water resources must be protected Re: Bob Scammell’s July 11 column on fracking I am not an angler or a hunter, but I am a regular reader of Bob Scammell’s outdoor column in the Advocate because he respects the right of other species to exist and thrive, preaches the conservation of natural systems and resources, and resists the industrialization and recreational abuse of wilderness. His recent article, Fracking: The New ‘F-Word’, is an example of his advocacy for the health of our rivers and streams and the conservation of fresh surface water. He understands what those who use fresh water for fracking and the government officials who allow it do not seem to understand. Water and the water cycle are absolutely essential for the creation and preservation of every living organism, and the use of fresh water to frack gas and oil bearing rock formations removes water from the water cycle forever. Oilfield flooding, which began in the late 1950s, and now fracking have in effect destroyed billions of gallons of fresh ground and surface water, and the destruction goes on and on.
Most Canadians think we have an abundance of fresh water. In relative terms this is true. Canada has about five to six per cent of the earth’s available water supply. But from a global perspective, there is no such thing as “an abundance” of drinkable water. About 97 per cent of water is ocean; only about three per cent is fresh. Less than one per cent of the earth’s fresh water is liquid, and 97 per cent of liquid water is ground water. This is the total volume of water available for all living things. The permanent removal of fresh water from the biosphere is an assault on life and the source of life. It is hard to imagine a more unredeemable environmental crime. Why do oil and gas producers use fresh water for fracking and oil field flooding, and why does the government allow it? I can hear the answer loud and clear: “It’s the economy stupid.” But such a response is a refusal to acknowledge that squandering, in this case destroying, our natural capital rather than living on its interest produces an unsustainable economy. We can have a sustainable economy if we decide to live conservatively — that is, within the means of our natural environment. We are rapidly running out of capital. Dale L. Watson Red Deer
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sphere. And there is no doubt that Canada at the source in those tar sands could potentially be doing more to mitigate carbon release.”
U.S. President Barack Obama has once again rained on the Keystone XL parade, disparaging the pipeline on employment and environmental grounds. Some key quotes by Obama from a recent New York Times interview:
There’s some truth to Obama’s thoughts. Jobs for the Keystone XL pipeline will be ‘temporary’ jobs, just as all infrastructure jobs are temporary. What’s surprising is that he would disparage such work when it’s being proposed by the private sector and when such ‘temporary’ work programs have been featured in virtually every economic stimulus he’s proposed over the last five years. Put up wind turbines? Temporary work. Put up solar panels? Temporary work. Insulate homes? Re-pave highways? Install ‘smart’ meters? All temporary work. And it’s true, to the extent that there’s a glut of oil in the Midwest keeping gas prices low, that relieving the glut might lead to some higher prices. Of course, the economic reasoning isn’t exactly stellar here either: what the President is arguing is that it’s okay to keep gas prices artificially low in Oklahoma, while preventing people in the Gulf of Texas from receiving oil that would create jobs and profits in the Gulf. You’d think that if glut creation was his ideal way of keeping gas prices down, he wouldn’t have slowed oil production on Federally-controlled lands. What’s most interesting about Obama’s recent comments, however, is his re-affirmation of what could be seen as an insurmountable hurdle to Keystone XL approval. Back in June, the President gave a speech on climate change, in which he proposed this test for Keystone XL (emphasis mine):
“. . . Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator. There is no evidence that that’s true. And my hope would be that any reporter who is looking at the facts would take the time to confirm that the most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline — which might take a year or two — and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs in a economy of 150 million working people.” ••• “So what we also know is, is that that oil is going to be piped down to the Gulf to be sold on the world oil markets, so it does not bring down gas prices here in the United States. In fact, it might actually cause some gas prices in the Midwest to go up where currently they can’t ship some of that oil to world markets.” ••• “Now, having said that, there is a potential benefit for us integrating further with a reliable ally to the north our energy supplies (sic.). But I meant what I said; I’m going to evaluate this based on whether or not this is going to significantly contribute to carbon in our atmo-
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“Allowing the Keystone pipeline to be built requires a finding that doing so would be in our nation’s interest. And our national interest will be served only if this project does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution. The net effects of the pipeline’s impact on our climate will be absolutely critical to determining whether this project is allowed to go forward.” At the time some analysts thought the President’s statement left plenty of room for approval. Brad Plumer, at the Washington Post Wonkblog, felt that the President had left himself “wiggle room” to approve the pipeline. And over at the Financial Post, Claudia Cattaneo also went for the “wiggle room” theory. I was more pessimistic, actually agreeing (somewhat) with Joe Romm’s interpretation at Climate Progress (an exceedingly rare event) that the President’s language suggested an insurmountable hurdle. Even if Canada improved the efficiency of bitumen production so that its greenhouse gas intensity was identical to that of conventional oil, it is still the case that the simple act of developing the oil sands will add net carbon to the atmosphere: more carbon than Canada can capture in any offsetting way. To environmentalists like Romm, anything that helps get the bitumen out of the ground will flunk Obama’s litmus test.By repeating what now seems to be the official litmus test for Keystone XL approval, Obama has cast further doubt on its eventual approval. Kenneth P. Green is Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute.
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Top court urged to be flexible SENATE REFORM LEGALLY AKIN TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE: CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Canada’s highest court should be flexible in deciding whether proposed reforms to the Senate fit with the Constitution, in much the same way it ruled to allow same-sex marriage, the Harper government argued Tuesday. The government has submitted legal arguments to the Supreme Court of Canada in a reference it sent to the high court earlier this year on proposed Senate reform legislation, Bill C-7. Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform, says the government’s proposed changes to the Senate do not require consent of the provinces. The government asked the Supreme Court in February to clarify its powers to reform or abolish the Senate. The high court should provide a “progressive interpretation” of the Constitution as it relates to Senate reform, rather than strictly adhering to the wording of a document created nearly 150 years ago, as it has in other recent high-profile cases, says a factum submitted to the court. “Slavish adherence to original intent has been rejected by this Court in, for example, the Same Sex Marriage Reference, where the Court held that the
understanding of ’marriage’ that prevailed in 1867 should not be determinative of our present day understanding,” said the 68-page document. The government introduced the proposed Senate Reform Act in June 2011, and has blamed the opposition for delaying its passage. But senators and some provinces have resisted the Harper government’s proposals. There are also questions about whether a majority of provinces have to be on side with reforms, or whether all of them have to agree. The high court can decide, in some circumstances, to allow the federal government to side-step the provinces in making changes to the Senate, the Conservatives argue. “Provincial involvement of any kind in changes to the Senate was only contemplated for a few matters,” said the factum. Bill C-7 would limit senators’ terms to nine years and allow the provinces to hold elections to choose senators-in-waiting. The prime minister would then recommend that senators who win the provincial elections be ap-
pointed by the Governor General. As well, the Conservatives want to change the rules that require senators to own property of a certain value to be appointed to the chamber. Under the Constitution Act of 1867, a senator must possess land worth at least $4,000 in the province for which he or she is appointed. The property qualifications were originally put in place to ensure that the Senate represented Canada’s wealthy class and social elite. “The Senate Reform Act does not require the amending formula of the Constitution to be applied,” Poilievre told an Ottawa news conference. “We can amend the term limits of senators, the property requirements and we can provide a democratic vote to recommend senators to the upper chamber, all without an amending formula to the Constitution.” The reference also asks the court whether the Senate can be abolished, and if so, by what method. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has been pushing for abolition, although most of his provincial counterparts prefer reforms, and some, including Quebec and Ontario, have said they oppose getting rid of the red chamber entirely. The NDP also wants the Senate abolished.
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Sarah Yatim, centre, is hugged by people while attending a memorial service for her 18-year-old brother Sammy Yatim after he was fatally shot by a police officer on a street car in the early hours of the morning late last week in Toronto on Wednesday.
Police guidelines questioned after shooting death BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The use of police force in the shooting death of a young man in Toronto has prompted Ontario’s ombudsman to question whether it is time for the provincial government to review police deescalation guidelines. Andre Marin said Wednesday he has ordered a “case assessment” to determine if a full-fledged investigation into those guidelines is necessary in the wake of Sammy Yatim’s death. The 18-year-old, who died Saturday morning after receiving multiple gunshot wounds during an “interaction” with police, will be laid to rest Thursday. The incident, which was captured on surveillance and cellphone video, has sparked public outrage over police use of force. Marin said his office will examine the direction and guidelines provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to Ontario’s police for de-escalating situations that could potentially result in the use of force. He said the Ministry has the power to set standards for the province’s police services. “The latest shooting by a Toronto police officer raises the question of whether it is time for the Ministry to direct Ontario police services on how to deescalate situations of conflict before they lead to the use of fatal force,” he said in a statement. Marin added that the ombudsman’s case assessment will not affect the ongoing investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit, but his office will monitor any issues relating to police co-operation with the SIU. The SIU has said Yatim died after receiving multiple gunshot wounds and that a Taser was also used. In one video that has circulated online, Yatim can be seen pacing an empty streetcar as shouts of “drop the knife” are heard. Then nine shots can be heard —first three shots in succession then six more after a pause of about six seconds. All police officers in Canada learn the same useof-force model where lethal force is the last option, said Paul McKenna, a Dalhousie University lecturer who has been a consultant in police departments for
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MELFORT, Sask. — Saskatchewan farmer Jim Taylor says he knew his marriage was in trouble, but he didn’t at first believe Mounties when they told him that his wife was planning to kill him. He was even more stunned when officers alleged that a man she was having an affair with was in on the scheme — and that the pair were also plotting to kill that man’s wife. “They had to tell me about three times,” Taylor, 51, said Wednesday from his farm west of Melfort. “We’re a good Christian community so it’s really shocking to hear all this stuff.” Angela Nicholson of Melfort and Curtis Vey of Wakaw, both 49, are charged with conspiring to commit murder. They have not yet applied for bail and are to appear in Melfort court on Aug. 29. Taylor admits he and his wife, married almost 25 years, have had a rocky relationship for awhile. She left the family farm about three years ago and moved into a small house in town. He thought she was seeing other men, but had no idea she was apparently having an affair with Vey — another farmer who was also acting as a financial consultant for Taylor’s farm operation. From police, Taylor said he has learned that Vey and his Vey’s wife, Brigitte, were still living together in nearby Wakaw and that Brigitte Vey suspected her husband was seeing another woman. Police told Taylor that Brigitte Vey tipped them to an alleged murder plot in which Vey’s wife was going to die in a house fire and Taylor would die of an overdose on Halloween. After RCMP received the tip, Taylor said police told him, they tapped the pair’s phones and went through their emails. They found a will by which his wife would inherit the farm, Taylor said. He said he hadn’t done up a will and planned on leaving his land to the couple’s two grown daughters. Vey and his wife have three children, Taylor said. And that’s the hardest thing — realizing children are involved and trying to help them through their heartbreak. “It’s going to be very hard to forgive (my wife), but I just hope my girls can forgive her. It’s just a little unreal right now.” Mounties wouldn’t confirm details, other than to say the charges stem from an affair. “There was an extramarital affair, which cumulated into reasonable and probable grounds, leading to the planning of a murder,” said Cpl. Rob King.
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Concern for our environment grows READERS WORRY ABOUT WEATHER, FLOODS, WATERSHEDS AND EVEN WHAT WE ARE PUTTING INTO OUR WATER Weather, floods, whatever, readers are showing a growing concern for what we are doing to our environment, particularly to our water, watersheds, and even what we are putting into our water. Doug Martin, a regular reader who runs a bed and breakfast on the St. Marys river between Kimberley and Cranbrook, emails at length, expressing great concern because the regional biologist has decided that BOB only triploid SCAMMELL rainbow trout will be planted henceforth into the lakes of the region, allegedly to protect the native west slope cutthroat from hybridization with non-native rainbows. Normal, “diploid,” rainbow trout have two chromosomes; “triploids are given the third chromosome in the hatchery by applying heat and pressure to fertilized diploid eggs, resulting in females that do not develop eggs and males whose sperm is not viable, thus there can be no productive spawning by these eunuchs with those precious cutthroats. Martin wonders what I think about this. First, I know little about it, except that I find the usually pale, obese, and huge triploids grotesque, gross, like piscatorial Sumo wrestlers. I do know that many fish scientists are concerned that we are going ahead with this genetic engineering without knowing enough about it, just as we did with game ranching. I have read material claiming that triploids have impaired immune systems and likely pose threats as incubators for disease outbreaks in the wild. So far, the closest we are to diploids in Alberta is Summit Lake on the B.C.Alberta border, west of Coleman. But, given the native trout mania infecting some of Alberta’s fisheries people, don’t bet against a triploid rush in Alberta, and never forget that it was fisheries biologists in the first place who thought, years ago, that it was a good idea to plant the non-native rainbow, brook and brown trout. A consistent reader theme in my inbox is outrage at the innovations we foist on the environment without knowing what the ultimate outcomes will be. Several readers have referred me to websites dealing with the highly toxic chemicals being mixed with fresh surface water, then pumped underground in the oil and gas “fracking” process. Not to worry, the frackers say, we pump the poison far too deep to contaminate groundwater, wells, etc. If so, then I worry about the millions of cubic meters of precious fresh water being lost forever to the water cycle that sustains us. The readers of this column have changed greatly in the 47 years I have been writing it. Years ago, I wrote a column about Jim McLennan and I interrupting fishing a big salmon fly hatch to fill our creels, vests, boots, and hats — everything — with a vintage crop of morel mushrooms. Several (all-male) readers questioned at least my sanity, if not my sexual orientation. Now readers (mostly women) dote on my occasional columns on pothunting wild mushrooms, and I am astonished at the volume of favorable reader feedback from a recent column on the wild wood lily, and amazed that three quarters of that comment comes from men.
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Above: Summit Lake — The closest Albertans come to triploids — so far. Right: Kyan with the 60 cm. brown trout he landed during a rare daylight Hex hatch. Below right: The Hex on gaillardia. Below left: Gaillardia on guard high over a trout stream. Dorian Sylvestre, for example, sends a picture of a rare five-flowered wood lily stem he and his kids found at Dry Island Buffalo Jump on Canada Day. Another gent, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect his rare treasures, is seriously into growing wild flowers in his home garden, and sends a picture of a big clump of the somewhat rare Sparrow’s Egg, or Franklin’s, or Pink Lady’s Slipper; picking a single flower of these, according to “Plants of the Western Boreal Forest & Aspen
Parkland,” kills the whole plant. Wild flowers always tell the truth about their (and our) environment. Fireweed flowers two-thirds to the tip of their stem in our wild flower garden this four degree C. morning, tell me that summer, such as it was, is winding down. In mid-July, having heard little from my former night-fishing Hex maniacs, I went out on a rare sunny day to check my favorite night hole. A single gaillardia, brown-eyed Susan, or blanket flower on the bank told
me clearly that Hexagenia limbata, North America’s largest mayfly, would be hatching here just at the last light fades in the western sky and Orion and Sirius, his dog-star, appear.. My most frequent Hex hatch companion before I “retired” from night fishing, Dwayne Schafers, had the sense to heed his grandson when Kyan, now eight, wanted to go fly fishing on one of those many dark, drizzly afternoons we have been having lately. As sometimes happens, such dark conditions start the Hex hatching hours earlier than usual, and Hex duns
were sailing down Dwayne’s favorite night-fishing stretch. He cast his Hex imitation, a big brown trout took it, and was hooked. Dwayne handed the rod to Kyan, who froze on the unfamiliar fly reel, and the trout bust off. Next time Kyan performed like an old master, played, landed, and then posed with a big grin and a 60 cm. Hexeating brown trout. Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Daisies have always been part of the garden NOW OFTEN IGNORED FOR MORE EXOTIC PLANTS A daisy is a flower with a raised um will grow in full sun to part shade. center surrounded by petals. There It is a medium sized plant that does can be a single row of petals or more. well in the middle of the border. The Daisies have always been part of large flowers are available in many the garden and are now ofdifferent shades of pinks. ten ignored for more exotic Double flowers are availplants which is a shame. able in named cultivars but Even when given very flowers with single petals little care and attention, are still readily available. many daisies will appear Deadhead as soon as the every year, blooming for flowers are spent as they a number of weeks before will produce an abundance fading away. of seed. English Daisy Bellis peThere are numerous varennis is a short plant that rieties of Shasta Daisies on produces a number of flowthe market and in gardens. ers in June. Avoid the ones that selfThe fullness and color of seed as they can be invasive the flower is dependent on and have been known to the variety. cross with Scentless ChamoLINDA In England the original mile, a noxious weed. TOMLINSON white English Daisy is ofPurchase named varieties ten considered a lawn. or choose flowers that need Here English Daisys to be propagated by division. are a short lived perennial Shasta Daisies start bloomthat are available in purple, pink and ing near the end of July and continue white. to mid August. Painted Daisy, Tanacetum coccineA mound forming variety such as
“Arctic” will continue expanding until it becomes a sheet of white flowers. Traditionally Shasta Daisies produce white single flowers but they are also available in doubles. Proven Winners has developed a cream or yellow Shasta called Broadway Lights Leucanthemum superbum. It blooms slightly later than other Shastas but puts on a good show. It has survived in Central Alberta for 2 winters even if it is rated as Zone 5. Scentless Chamomile is a noxious weed that has escaped cultivation and is taking over fields and native habitat. The foliage on this plant is fine and lacy. If this plant is growing on your land do not let it go to seed. Remove it by using chemicals or digging and double bagging it before placing it in the garbage. Oxeye Daisy is another Shasta look alike. The main difference is the smell on the flower which is not pleasant. If seen, treat it similarly to the Scentless
Chamomile. The perennial Marguerite Daisy Anthemis is a plant that is considered drought tolerant. The white or yellow flowers will come in a second flush as long as the first set is not allowed to seed. This is a medium sized plant and can be placed in the middle of the flowerbed. It does well in full sun or partial shade. Fleabane Erigeronis a less known plant with a daisy type flower. The larger plant starts blooming mid July and will continue for about a month. Its flowers are smaller than other daisy flowers but makes up for it with a multitude of blooms per stem. Flowers are pink and light purple. Daisy’s are a pretty plant that performs well in our climate. Save a space for one or two in your garden. Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist that lives near Rocky Mountain House. She can be reached at www.igardencanada.com or email@example.com
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Mend faster, better after surgery Scheduled for surgery? You’re no doubt thinking hard about what to do before and after to support optimal healing. Just in time, a series of good-news reports reveal that simple steps at home —and with your doctor’s help — can slash infection risk, bolster immunity, reduce pain and help you recover better. Case in point: Post-surgery infections hit up to 10 percent of patients, leading to longer hospital stays, more drugs and slower healing. But we know as many as 85 percent of staph infections after heart and joint replacement surgeries come from bacteria the patient brought with them. So having your doctor test your nose for staph bacteria a week or so before surgery is smart. If you’re a carrier, the doc can have you swab your nose with an antibacterial ointment in the days before surgery and then provide a staph-busting antibacterial wipe two hours before surgery. Those precautions cut the risk of self-infection by 71 percent for staph and 59 percent for other infections. Another smart move: Relaxing before your procedure. It can reduce pain and the amount of pain medication you need by 36 percent. That, in turn, can help you heal faster. We like progressive muscle relaxation and breathing exercises that tame tension by focusing your attention on each slow, easy inhalation and exhalation. Try doing it in the days and hours before surgery to reduce levels of stress hormones and cool postsurgery inflammation; you’ll heal more quickly. But don’t stop there. Try guided imagery after surgery. Use your imagination to picture oxygen and nutrients infusing wellness and healing throughout your internal repair zone, including the skin. It’s been proven to help people achieve good knee stability after joint surgery, boost levels of skinmending collagen after gallbladder removal and reduce pain after heart valve and other cardiac operations. Clean up the smart way: Before you leave for the hospital, take a bath or shower. Use an antibacterial wash or wipe if your doctor recommends it, then put on clean underwear, socks and clothing that hasn’t been worn since being laundered. But leave your hairy chin, legs and underarms alone. Stop shaving 48 hours before surgery. Tiny nicks and irritation can invite bacteria inside. If hair is slated to be removed for surgery, ask your doctor or nurse to use clippers instead of a razor, a depilatory, or to skip the hair removal altogether. Eat right, exercise regularly. Every cell in your body is made from the foods you eat, so give it the
Analgesic gel reduces pain from skin glue used to repair kids’ cuts THE CANADIAN PRESS
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DRS. OZ AND ROIZEN building blocks it’ll need for healing: five to nine servings of fruits and veggies a day and 100 percent whole grains and DHA omega-3 rich salmon and ocean trout are a good start! Also, cut back on foods packed with saturated fat. Eating a diet that’s low in fat, with no sugar or syrup added and that has only 100 percent whole grains can lessen inflammation after surgery, helping you heal faster. Add 30 minutes of daily walking, proven to keep immunity strong. Can’t walk? Upper-body exercises, using bands or an arm cycle and chair-based exercise can do the trick for you. Aim for normal blood sugar levels before, during and after surgery. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, effective blood sugar control helps lower infection risk. Kick the butts. Tobacco use boosts your odds for a post-surgery lung infection and may slow healing. Plan to start breathing free eight weeks prior to surgery. Stop some supplements, and tell all. Your doctor will advise you about which medications and overthe-counter remedies to stop before surgery. Make sure you ask about DHA omega-3 and baby aspirin (in some specific situations, it’s good to keep taking them) and also about any herbs you use. Plenty of botanicals can interfere with healing. For example, gingko and ginseng may cause bleeding; St. John’s wort may increase or decrease the effects of medications given to you during or after your procedure. It’s smart to stop two weeks before your appointment in the operating room. Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, visit sharecare.com.
Skin glue has become the method of choice for “stitching” together children’s cuts at hospital emergency rooms. But while less painful than sutures, doctors say the adhesive can still cause significant discomfort for youngsters. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) wanted to find out whether first covering the area with a topical analgesic, or painkilling gel, makes the glue less painful when it’s used to seal a cut. In a study of 221 children, aged three months to 17 years old, a preparation of lidocaine-epinephrine-tetracaine, or LET, was applied to the affected area in half the kids before their lacerations were closed with glue, while the other half got a dummy preparation. Neither the patients nor the health providers doing the treatment knew whether they got the analgesic gel or the placebo. “We found that the group that got the medication ... it reduced the amount of pain that the kids reported, on average,” said Dr. Stuart Harman, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at CHEO who led the study.
In fact, 51 per cent of children pre-treated with the analgesic reported feeling no pain from the skin glue —which can cause a nasty burning sensation when it comes into contact with a moist wound — compared to 28 per cent in the placebo group. “It almost doubled the number of kids who said they felt no pain whatsoever,” Harman said Monday from Ottawa. The researchers used two scales, one employing facial expressions, that are designed for children (or their parents, in the case of very young kids) to indicate severity of pain. The topical painkiller also improved bleeding control when doctors were closing up the cuts with glue, say the researchers, whose 2011-2012 study was published in Monday’s issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Because the analgesic typically takes about 20 minutes to numb the skin and underlying tissue, some doctors have chosen not to use it because they haven’t been sure if it is worth the time, Harman said. The use of skin adhesive to treat cuts is a common procedure; at CHEO alone, doctors repair about 2,000 cuts a year and the number is increasing, Harman said.
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Nadine Martin, a communication sciences professor speaks in view of an avatar on a television screen during an interview with the Associated Press at Temple University in Philadelphia. Martin and other researchers are working to develop a virtual speech therapist to help those trying to overcoming the language disorder known as aphasia.
Virtual speech therapist to help stroke patients Whereas previous cyber-therapy options involve patients practicing conversational scripts with an avatar, Temple’s approach challenges patients to spontaneously generate speech, said physical therapy professor Emily Keshner. “They are actually put in a situation, which we hope is going to be natural, that requires that they
Another challenge is getting the character’s lip movements right, said Leora Cherney, a researcher PHILADELPHIA — Debi Green at the Rehabilitation Institute of is trying to book a vacation, but Chicago. she’s having a hard time getting “People with aphasia often get the words out. Even though it’s a lot of cues and assistance by been nearly nine years since she watching the mouth movements of suffered a stroke, language somethe therapist,” said Cherney, who times fails her. helped develop and market an “I would like ... um ... um ... ,” early version of a cyber-clinician she said, faltering. that uses the script apLuckily, the computerproach. ized travel agent has all ‘THEY ARE ACTUALLY PUT IN A Researchers also the time in the world. It’s want to study whether SITUATION... THAT REQUIRES THAT an avatar being tested patients respond difat Temple University in THEY COME UP WITH THE CORRECT ferently to cyber- and Philadelphia, where rehuman therapists. In WORDS IN THE CORRECT ORDER.’ searchers are working to addition, they are exdevelop a virtual speech — PHYSICAL THERAPY PROFESSOR EMILY KESHNER perimenting with the therapist. avatar’s gender, ethnicCyber-clinicians can ity and voice texture. be a crucial tool in overcoming come up with the correct words in Deb Diraddo, a speech-lanthe language disorder known as the correct order,” Keshner said. guage pathologist at Magee Rehaaphasia, experts say. In Green’s case, she has been bilitation in Philadelphia, is not While the verbal impairment given a “brochure” so that she is involved in Temple’s project but can be life-long, health insurers forced to make choices about the said she’s excited by its premise. only pay for a limited amount of trip. She said she’d be “interested to therapy. Yet patients like Green As Green responded, a doctoral see what the virtual therapist can need to continuously practice student sitting behind her in the pick up on and how it adapts.” their skills. language lab quickly cut and pastBut, she noted, “communica“It’s the adage of ‘use it or lose ed bits of dialogue for the virtual tion is not just the words — it’s it’,” said Nadine Martin, a com- therapist to speak. the body language, the tone, the munication sciences professor The goal is to build the avatar’s gesturing.” at Temple. The university’s two- vocabulary so that it can recogAfter booking her “trip” to year study will add to the emerg- nize all possible pronunciations Florida, the 49-year-old Green ing field of virtual rehabilita- of various words and respond with said it doesn’t make a difference tion. About one million people in appropriate dialogue, Keshner to her whether the therapist is huthe U.S. are affected by aphasia, said. A bigger test — to come later man. She just wants to improve mainly as the result of strokes, ac- — is whether the avatar could be her communication skills. cording to the American Speech- programmed to correct users who “I guess I’ll try anything,” Language-Hearing Association. misspeak. Green said. “Anything.” BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Canadians see income, housing, education as determinants of good health: report BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Poverty is the No. 1 factor in determining whether Canadians live long, healthy lives, says a report from the Canadian Medical Association. And another report released Tuesday, this one from the Fraser Institute, gives Canadians a stark reminder of just how costly the current health-care system can be. The CMA report, ‘Health Care in Canada: What makes us sick,’ was compiled as a result of town hall meetings the CMA held across the country, asking Canadians what issues they think affect their health. The report makes a dozen recommendations on what actions governments and individuals can take to live healthier lives. First among them — eliminate poverty. “Poverty kills,” said CMA president Dr. Anna Reid. “Many factors outside the health-care system affect a person’s health, from inadequate housing to a lack of healthy food to sub-optimal early childhood experiences,” Reid said in releasing the report Tuesday. “(But) what Canadians told us is that poverty is the recurring theme that underpins most of these social determinants of health.”
Among a half-dozen town hall meetings held in cities across the country, the one in Winnipeg focused largely on aboriginal health. People living in aboriginal communities tend to face more health issues on average than the rest of the population. “As one of the panelists said, we talk about success in life in terms of working hard and going up the ladder,” said Reid. “With aboriginal children, many won’t even reach the bottom rung.” Aboriginal health was also a key issue discussed late last week among premiers at their meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont. Other CMA-sponsored town hall meetings, attended by more than 1,000 people between February and June, were held in Charlottetown, St. John’s, N.L., Calgary, Montreal and Hamilton. Among the report’s other recommendations is a call for Ottawa to launch a pilot project to reduce poverty through a guaranteed annual income. It also calls for more affordable housing, an expansion of the “Housing First” approach to chronic mental-health issues that was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the introduction of a national food security program. And while governments can play a big role in ensuring pro-
grams are funded, physicians and individual Canadians must also work toward creating healthier lifestyles, the report said. “Governments need to be pressured to take action,” it said. “But there is a clear role for citizens, physicians and communities to help deal with the problems.” The CMA also recommends that governments work with the life and health insurance industry to create a comprehensive prescription drug program. The recommendations — and the costs associated with them — may be a hard pill for many Canadians to swallow. The current health-care system costs the typical four-person Canadian family more than $11,000 in taxes, says a Fraser Institute report. “Health-care is not free in Canada,” says the think-tank. “The fact is, Canadian families pay thousands of dollars in taxes every year to cover the cost of public health-care insurance,” said Nadeem Esmail, the institute’s director of health policy studies. “And that cost rose 1.5 times faster than average income over the past decade,” said Esmail. The report based its findings on data from Statistics Canada and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Imagine eating a certain food and “tasting” a colour. Or seeing an object that elicits a particular smell. Or hearing a particular piece of music and feeling as if you are physically flying in concert with the sound. Such simultaneous sense experiences are an everyday reality for people born with synesthesia. But for a Toronto man, the intriguing neurological condition developed months after he suffered a stroke — and it has changed the way he sees the world. George, who asked that his real name not be used, is believed to be only the second person worldwide to have acquired synesthesia as a result of brain damage, say neurologists at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital involved in his case. The other was an American, whose stroke also damaged the part of the brain known as the thalamus. But George is the first reported case of acquired synesthesia manifesting itself in multiple senses, and he’s also unique in that he can stop the sensations at will. For George, the first inkling that something had dramatically changed after his 2007 stroke occurred while he was watching a performance of the Peking Opera at the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Summer Olympics. The high, siren-like voices of the women triggered an unimagined response. “I didn’t just hear the music, but I could feel it going through me,” the 40-something patient recalled Tuesday. “Then I could see the music and then I felt that — and this is so weird — I felt that I was being pulled into the TV set, travelling through the air magically and winding up in Beijing. “It was absolutely wonderful ... I was floating above the crowd and I could feel the heat and humidity off the crowd, and the smells. It was like being at the Olympics. I went from an air-conditioned condo to being up on the 50th row of the Olympic stadium.” Some of the experiences that followed were not so pleasant: he went into a grocery store and saw a sign advertising chicken. The letters were a powder blue and the colour set off an emotional response he couldn’t explain. “All I could do was stare at the light blue colour and it was making me angry. And I felt disgusted. And then I started to think the chicken might be dirty,” said George, who felt nauseated at the sight. He also developed a craving for raspberries, which he’d never had much interest in before. While eating the fruit, he would see a light blue halo in the periphery of his left eye. And while they tasted like raspberries, they also “tasted blue.” “I also taste blue inside my mouth,” he said, trying to put into words an experience most of us would struggle to comprehend. “I taste what it looks like.” His sense of smell can also be triggered. One night in bed, the feel of the sheets on his leg brought forth an odour he related to a painting he’d seen by Cornelius Krieghoff — not the odour of an oily, musty canvas, but “it smelled the way the painting looks.” George, who works in the performing arts, discovered that the sound of certain musical instruments can also bring on synesthesia. High-pitched brass instruments — such as those played in the James Bond movie theme — create a sense of euphoria. “I could ride the music, that’s what I call it,” he said. “It’s like flying through space at the speed of light on top of ribbons of sound.” Tom Schweizer, director of the neuroscience research program at St. Mike’s, said George’s stroke occurred in the thalamus, a walnut-sized structure in the middle of the brain that connects dense bundles of nerve fibres to different parts of the brain, acting as a sort of hub or central relay station. The neurologist said the brain is “brilliant at trying to fix itself” after being damaged by a stroke or head trauma. The phenomenon, known as neuroplasticity, can mean the creation of new connections as the brain tries to return to normal function. Because the damage was in the thalamus, it may be that the complex job of rewiring in George’s brain went somewhat awry, Schweizer said. “And now areas that would never be in direct communication with one another are speaking to one another and are getting fired or getting online from different types of stimuli.” Schweizer and a team of neurology colleagues decided to look for physical proof of George’s synesthesia. They imaged his brain using functional MRI while playing the James Bond theme “and it lit up all over the place,” he said. They also put six healthy volunteers of the same age and education through the same test — and as expected, only their brains’ auditory cortex was activated by the music. A report on George’s case was published recently in the journal Neurology. The researchers plan further study of George, who has not only become a synesthete, but has also developed an acute autobiographical memory he did not possess before and a strong sense of deja vu. Those neurological traits are not related to synesthesia, either acquired or the developmental form that affects an estimated one per cent or less of the population. Those born with the condition include singer-songwriter Billy Joel, composer Franz Liszt and author Vladimir Nabakov. People born with synesthesia are powerless to stop the mix of sensual responses that confronts them, which is often related to seeing a certain colour. For example, a synesthete might always see the word “juice” as red or the letter “w” as green or the number 9 as purple. George, however, is able to suppress, or mentally turn off his synesthesia if the sensual overload is too distracting. “If I couldn’t control it, this would be hellish,” he said. “If I’m driving up the Don Valley Parkway (in Toronto) and I start to have a synesthesia, I’m just like, ’I’ve got no time for this right now, I’m driving a car.”’
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Jays take A’s in extras BO LEVI MITCHELL
BO KNOWS HE HAD A GREAT GAME Quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, who guided the Calgary Stampeders to victory in his debut as a CFL starter, was named the offensive player of the week Wednesday. Mitchell was 29-of33 passing for 376 yards and three TDs in a 37-24 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Mitchell also ran six times for 12 yards. Montreal linebacker Kyries Hebert was named the top defensive player. He had 10 tackles and two sacks in the Alouettes’ 32-27 win over Edmonton and has a leaguehigh seven sacks this season. Teammate Sean Whyte was the top special-teams player. The Alouettes kicker hit all six of his field goals against Edmonton. Alouettes linebacker Shea Emry was named the top Canadian. The native of Richmond, B.C., had two interceptions against Edmonton, returning one 21 yards for a touchdown.
● 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, Red Deer vs. Calgary, 9 a.m.; Red Deer vs. St. Albert, Spruce Grove vs. Sherwood Park, 6 p.m.; fastball diamonds I and II, Great Chief Park. ● Bantam AAA baseball: Tier II provincials, Calgary vs. Red Deer, 9 a.m.; Fort McMurray vs. Okotoks, noon; Red Deer vs. Okotoks, 6 p.m.; baseball diamond 2, Great Chief Park.
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 5 Athletics 2 OAKLAND, Calif. — R.A. Dickey still believes the Toronto Blue Jays can make something of this season, even sitting in last place in the difficult AL East. They won Wednesday despite four errors. On a day the Blue Jays brass kept the roster intact at the trade deadline, Jose Bautista hit a go-ahead double in the top of the 10th inning as Toronto defeated the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Wednesday for a series win and their fifth victory in seven games following a seven-game skid. “For us to only give up two runs on a day we had four errors is a real positive,” Dickey said. “I don’t think anybody really expected us to make a move in here. We have the team in here, at least the nucleus in here that’s going to get it done one way or another.” Bautista lined a double to right against Jesse Chavez (2-3). Rookie catcher Stephen Vogt’s second costly passed ball of the game allowed Jose Reyes to advance after a leadoff infield single, and Reyes scored on Bautista’s hit. Casey Janssen (4-0) pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for the win, while Brett Cecil finished for his first major league save in two opportunities. Colby Rasmus added a tworun single off Jerry Blevins for insurance in the 10th. “It wasn’t pretty. This is a brutal sun field,” manager John Gibbons said. “We got lucky there.” A’s starter Bartolo Colon and Dickey each settled for no-decisions, leaving after six innings apiece with the game tied at 2. A’s All-Star closer Grant Balfour struck out the side in order in the ninth, but Chavez couldn’t hold down the heart of Toronto’s batting order. Oakland lost for the first time
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista hits an RBI double off Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jesse Chavez during the 10th inning of a baseball game Wednesday, in Oakland, Calif. in nine games with Vogt starting behind the plate. His passed ball in the fourth allowed a run to score. The A’s missed plenty of chances in losing for only the fourth time in 11 games — and the fourth in 11 extra-inning contests this year. “It’s not something we’re going to go home and lose sleep about but it’s definitely frustrating,” third baseman Josh Donaldson said. “There were points in the game where they were almost trying to give us the game, and we weren’t able to take advantage of it.” Aaron Loup allowed back-toback singles with one out in the
eighth, then gave way to Steve Delabar. He struck out Chris Young and Vogt. Dickey wasn’t helped by four errors, two of which allowed the A’s to score, and the knuckleballer did not yield an earned run. The right-hander is winless in his last five starts, going 0-3 since beating the Tigers on July 1, and has only one victory in nine starts against the A’s. Dickey collided with third baseman Brett Lawrie on an infield popup behind the mound to allow Eric Sogard to reach leading off the fifth, then Sogard scored on Maicer Izturis’ second miscue of the game when the second baseman chased down a
popup in shallow right field but dropped it as he appeared to lose the ball in the sun. “We were having with the sky, some sun,” Dickey said. “My particular play I just tripped over the Rosin bag and I heard Brett call for it late or I would have gotten out of the way, but I was on my way falling down.” Colon, a 14-game winner and All-Star at age 40, allowed seven hits and two runs — one earned — struck out one and walked three. The AL West-leading A’s lost consecutive games for the first time since opening the second half by dropping two in a row in Anaheim.
14 MLB players facing suspension BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be disciplined stood at 14 Wednesday. Front and center is Rodriguez, baseball’s highest-paid player and the most prominent one linked in media reports over the past seven months to Biogenesis of America, a closed Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly distributed banned performanceenhancing drugs. The Yankees expected Rodriguez to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in
PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS the past. Baseball has considered suspending him for violations of its labor contract and drug agreement. Even if he is banned from baseball, there is precedent for a shortened penalty: When pitcher Steve Howe was given a lifetime ban in 1992 in his seventh suspension for drug or alcohol use, an arbitrator reduced the penalty to 119 days. A three-time MVP, Rodriguez acknowledged four years ago that he used performance-enhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03 but repeatedly has denied using them since. He’s been sidelined all season since hip surgery in January and then a quadriceps strain during a minor league rehabilitation assignment in July. The Yankees say he’ll start another rehab Friday — Double-A Trenton appeared to be the likely destination. “Hopefully Alex will be back shortly thereafter,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. Rodriguez didn’t stop to talk with reporters after his workout Wednesday at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.
At first, MLB and the union thought talks on the Biogenesis probe could be completed by Friday, but negotiations to avoid grievances are likely to push back announcements until at least Saturday or Sunday. Others accused in media reports of receiving performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis include a trio of 2013 All-Stars: Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Most of the players face 50-game bans as first offenders. Both sides felt urgency to complete the process because by the middle of next week, teams will have fewer than 50 games left. And that would force players to complete suspensions during the playoffs or at the start of next season. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski protected against a possible suspension of Peralta by acquiring slick-fielding infielder Jose Iglesias from Boston in a three-team trade Tuesday night.
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Young guns light up league last week We may have seen the future The Toronto Argonauts were of the CFL last week when sev- forced to start backup quartereral young guns got an opportu- back Zach Collaros against the nity to audition for quarterback tough BC Lions. Collaros is a jobs due to injuries young guy who is a and promptly lit it household name in up. his parents’ living The best of the room. young guns was, He was expected somewhat fittingly, to react to the BC a Texas boy named Lions about as well Bo Levi Mitchell as a slower-thanwho started for the required gazelle reCalgary Stampeders. acts to Serengeti liMitchell shot out the ons. Both situations lights in Winnipeg are expected to be and put on a football swift and merciless clinic that was remislaughters, but ColJIM niscent of former laros owned the LiSUTHERLAND Stamp quarterback ons in the game. Jeff Garcia in his faCollaros was fearmous Labor Day deless, mobile and but in the mid-90s. he tested the Lions It would be foolish of me to many times with his arm. He call Mitchell an instant star but earned a lot more attention early indications are Bo knows from the Ottawa management how to win football games. I after his debut as a starter and would guess he may complicate could seriously complicate matmatters when the Ottawa Red- ters for a team like Toronto at Blacks get to pillage the rosters the expansion draft. of other CFL teams. Right now Saskatchewan used backup I would hang Drew Tate and quarterback Drew Willy in Kevin Glenn out to dry instead their game against Hamilton of this kid because I believe Bo and he also threw three touchhas a big upside. down passes like the other two
young guns did in their games. However I believe the Riders are a balanced enough team to make both him and starter Darian Durant better at their jobs, so Willy may not be a lock as a future RedBlack. Most of the teams have gone on summer vacation for Week 6 in the 2013 schedule, but the struggling Edmonton Eskimos host the struggling Hamilton Tiger Cats on Friday night. The two teams have been huge disappointments this year and both would really like to win a game before they take a midsummer break. Eskimo fans were incensed by a last-minute goal-line decision they felt kept them from victory in their game against Montreal. The call was good but the coaching was horrific when Edmonton lined up in a shotgun and handed off to a confused tailback for a loss on the next and last play of the game. This same coach-firing play was made infamous by Montreal in a last-minute loss earlier this season. Hamilton has a huge injury problem this year that has wiped out their second-
ary among other disasters. ‘Cat quarterback Henry Burris has performed incredibly well under heavy fire because he has taken a beating behind center, yet he leads the league in passing yardage. A healthy Ti-Cat team would mean a lot to Hank, including his own continued good health. That said, I think Hamilton wins this game. The only other game of the weekend takes place on Monday when BC hosts Winnipeg. BC looked absolutely brutal against Toronto and will sport a West Coast Douglas Fir-sized chip on their shoulders in their game against the Bombers. The Lions are tough at home and the Bombers are a brutal football team again this year. An angry Lion team at home against a terrible Bomber team potentially led by a guy who has never started in the CFL? I seriously doubt whether presumptive Winnipeg quarterback starter Max Hall will enjoy the success of the aforementioned young guns in this column. His game success will be measured by simple survival, not victory. Jim Sutherland is a Red Deer freelance writer
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Baseball Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 64 44 .593 64 44 .593 59 49 .546 55 51 .519 50 57 .467
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 61 45 .575 59 48 .551 53 51 .510 45 59 .433 40 65 .381
Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston
West Division W L Pct 63 45 .583 59 49 .546 50 56 .472 48 58 .453 36 70 .340
Football GB — — 5 8 13 1/2 GB — 2 1/2 7 15 20 1/2 GB — 4 12 14 26
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 Detroit 11, Washington 1 Toronto 5, Oakland 2, 10 innings Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 5, 10 innings Houston 11, Baltimore 0 Arizona 7, Tampa Bay 0 Seattle at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Texas 2, L.A. Angels 1 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, late Thursday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-10) at Cleveland (Masterson 12-7), 10:05 a.m. Kansas City (Shields 5-7) at Minnesota (Diamond 5-9), 11:10 a.m. Arizona (Spruill 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 9-5), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 4-4) at Baltimore (B.Norris 6-9), 5:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 11-4) at Boston (Dempster 6-8), 5:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo.Johnson 1-7) at L.A. Angels (Richards 2-4), 8:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Seattle at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 8:10 p.m.
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
National League East Division W L Pct 63 45 .583 52 56 .481 50 57 .467 48 57 .457 41 65 .387
Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 65 42 .607 62 44 .585 60 49 .550 49 58 .458 46 62 .426
Los Angeles Arizona
West Division W L Pct 57 48 .543 55 52 .514
Colorado San Diego San Francisco
51 50 47
58 59 59
.468 .459 .443
8 9 10 1/2
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 San Diego 4, Cincinnati 2 L.A. Dodgers 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Wednesday’s Games Detroit 11, Washington 1 Cincinnati 4, San Diego 1 San Francisco 9, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 4 Arizona 7, Tampa Bay 0 Atlanta 9, Colorado 0 Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Chicago Cubs 6, Milwaukee 1 N.Y. Yankees at L.A. Dodgers, late Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Harvey 8-2) at Miami (Koehler 2-6), 10:40 a.m. Arizona (Spruill 0-0) at Texas (Darvish 9-5), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (M.Cain 6-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 4-13), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Kelly 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Morton 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (Bettis 0-0) at Atlanta (Teheran 7-5), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 6-9) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 8:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Toronto 000 200 000 3 — 511 4 Oakland 001 010 000 0 — 2 8 0 (10 innings) Dickey, Loup (7), Delabar (8), Janssen (9), Cecil (10) and Thole, Arencibia; Colon, Cook (7), Doolittle (8), Balfour (9), J.Chavez (10), Blevins (10), Neshek (10) and Vogt. W—Janssen 4-0. L—J.Chavez 2-3. Sv—Cecil (1). Houston 040 501 100 — 11 15 0 Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 7 1 Oberholtzer, Lo (8), Cisnero (9) and J.Castro; Mig. Gonzalez, McFarland (4), Fr.Rodriguez (7), Matusz (8), Patton (9) and Wieters, Teagarden. W—Oberholtzer 1-0. L—Mig.Gonzalez 8-5. HRs—Houston, Grossman (1), J.Castro (13), M.Dominguez (14).
GB — 11 12 1/2 13 1/2 21
Chicago 000 003 002 0 — 510 1 Cleveland 100 110 002 1 — 610 0 (10 innings) Quintana, N.Jones (6), Purcey (7), A.Reed (9), Axelrod (10) and Phegley, Flowers; Kluber, Allen (9), C.Perez (10) and C.Santana, Y.Gomes. W—C.Perez 4-1. L—Axelrod 3-7. HRs—Cleveland, C.Santana (12).
GB — 2 1/2 6 16 19 1/2
Los Ang. 000 000 100 — 1 4 1 Texas 010 000 001 — 2 9 0 Williams, Kohn (8) and Iannetta; M.Perez, Scheppers (8), Nathan (9) and G.Soto. W—Nathan 3-1. L—Kohn 1-1. HRs—Los Angeles, Hamilton (16). Texas, N.Cruz (25), A.Beltre (23).
GB — 3
INTERLEAGUE Washington100 000 000 — 1 5 1 Detroit 050 500 10x — 11 15 0 G.Gonzalez, Ohlendorf (4), Stammen (4), Krol (7),
BRIEFS U12 Renegades honoured as BMO team of the week The Red Deer Renegades under-12 boys soccer team will be honoured today as the 15th BMO team of the week for 2013. The award puts the Renegades in the running for the BMO team of the week champion of the year, a title that comes with a $125,000 cash prize that can be used towards a local field refurbishment. The Renegades earned the award for demonstrating team pride, team spirit, community commitment and passion for the game and will be honoured in a ceremony today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the BMO Bank of Montreal, located at 300-6130 67th St. The team will be gifted with a $500 cash prize and BMO team of the week track suits. BMO will also donate $500 to the team’s chosen charity, KidSport.
Riggers start playoffs Monday The Riggers will open the Sunburst Baseball League playoffs against the St. Albert Tigers on Monday. The best-of-three series will start at 6 p.m. at Great Chief Park. Game two will take place
in St. Albert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday with the third game, if necessary, in Red Deer Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park.
Peart falls down Senior Ladies leaderboard CALGARY — Sharon Peart of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDGCC) had a tough second day of the Alberta Senior Ladies’ golf championship Wednesday, but still leads the Central Alberta contingent heading into today’s final round. Peart shot a 17-over par 88 Wednesday for a two-round total of 159, which leaves her in a tie for sixth, nine strokes back of Jackie Little. Cheryl Van Dornick of Camrose and Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe are tied for 10th at 161. Van Dornick shot an 83 Wednesday while Kuehn came in with an 80. Wendy Wiltzen of the RDGCC had an 85 for a 168 total, which leaves her tied for 21st. Janet Mackenzie of Innisfail is 69th at 187 after shooting a 90.
Morrell fourth at MLJGT event in Leduc Ryan Morrell of Red Deer placed fourth in the juvenile boys’ division of the 36-hole Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour event in Leduc, which concluded Tuesday. Morrell shot rounds of 7881 for a 159 total, which was seven strokes back of Justin
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PED: Suspend “If it were a 15-day thing, like a typical injury, I think we could have comfortably dealt with it with the players we already have,” Dombrowski said Wednesday. “But when you start to talk about 50 days and a possible playoff run, we feel better going ahead with Jose.” While MLB told the union which players it intends to suspend, it hasn’t issued formal notices of discipline. Because of that, the countdown hasn’t started under baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement, which says the suspensions are effective on the third business day after the notice is issued. The sides also haven’t decided whether suspensions for first-time offenders who challenge the penalty can be announced before an arbitration decision. If some stars knew their seasons were about to be cut short, they weren’t letting on Wednesday, at least publicly. “I can’t talk about nothing right now. Just
Mattheus (8) and K.Suzuki; Verlander, Coke (7), Alburquerque (8), E.Reed (9) and Avila. W—Verlander 11-8. L—G.Gonzalez 7-4. HRs—Detroit, Avila (8), Tor.Hunter (11). Arizona 202 000 111 — 7 14 1 Tampa Bay 000 000 000 — 0 3 0 Miley, Bell (7), Putz (9) and Nieves; Hellickson, Al.Torres (5), Farnsworth (7), McGee (7), J.Wright (7), C.Ramos (9) and Lobaton. W—Miley 8-8. L— Hellickson 10-4. HRs—Arizona, Er.Chavez (9), Goldschmidt (24). NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati 010 000 300 — 4 11 1 San Diego 000 000 001 — 1 6 1 H.Bailey, Chapman (9) and C.Miller; Stults, Vincent (7), Mikolas (9), Hynes (9) and R.Rivera. W—H. Bailey 6-10. L—Stults 8-10. Sv—Chapman (25). HRs—Cincinnati, Phillips (13). San Fran. 403 000 200 — 9 14 0 Phila. 100 000 010 — 2 5 2 Gaudin, S.Rosario (8), S.Casilla (9) and Posey, Quiroz; K.Kendrick, Valdes (3), J.Ramirez (6), Diekman (8), Lu.Garcia (9) and Ruiz. W—Gaudin 5-2. L—K.Kendrick 9-8. HRs—San Francisco, Pill (2), B.Crawford (6). Philadelphia, Utley (14). St. Louis 201 100 000 — 4 13 0 Pittsburgh 101 110 01x — 5 10 1 Wainwright, Rosenthal (8) and T.Cruz; Locke, Mazzaro (5), Watson (7), Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W—Watson 3-1. L—Rosenthal 1-2. Sv—Melancon (5). HRs—Pittsburgh, Walker (7). Colorado 000 000 000 — 0 5 2 Atlanta 107 100 00x — 9 15 1 Chatwood, Ottavino (3), Outman (6), W.Lopez (7) and Torrealba; Minor, Ayala (8) and McCann, Gattis. W—Minor 11-5. L—Chatwood 7-4. HRs—Atlanta, McCann (15). New York 000 001 010 — 2 8 1 Miami 012 000 00x — 3 6 1 Mejia, Rice (7), C.Torres (8) and Buck; H.Alvarez, Qualls (8), M.Dunn (8) and Brantly. W—H.Alvarez 2-1. L—Mejia 1-1. Sv—M.Dunn (2). HRs—Miami, Marisnick (1). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—MiCabrera, Detroit, .359; Trout, Los Angeles, .329; Mauer, Minnesota, .328; DOrtiz, Boston, .324; TorHunter, Detroit, .316; Loney, Tampa Bay, .316; ABeltre, Texas, .314. RUNS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 78; CDavis, Baltimore, 76; AJones, Baltimore, 73; Trout, Los Angeles, 73; Bautista, Toronto, 70; Encarnacion, Toronto, 69; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 68. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 99; CDavis, Baltimore, 99; Encarnacion, Toronto, 84; Fielder, Detroit, 76; AJones, Baltimore, 74; NCruz, Texas, 73; Cano, New York, 70. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 137; Trout, Los Angeles, 137; Machado, Baltimore, 135; ABeltre, Texas, 134; AJones, Baltimore, 129; Ellsbury, Boston, 127; TorHunter, Detroit, 126; Pedroia, Boston, 126. DOUBLES—Machado, Baltimore, 39; Mauer, Minnesota, 31; Trout, Los Angeles, 31; CDavis, Baltimore, 30; JCastro, Houston, 29; JhPeralta, Detroit, 29; Napoli, Boston, 28. TRIPLES—Trout, Los Angeles, 8; Ellsbury, Boston, 7; Drew, Boston, 6; Gardner, New York, 5; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 5; LMartin, Texas, 5; AGordon, Kansas City, 4; Kawasaki, Toronto, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4; McLouth, Baltimore, 4. HOME RUNS—CDavis, Baltimore, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit, 32; Encarnacion, Toronto, 29; Bautista, Toronto, 25; NCruz, Texas, 25; ADunn, Chicago, 25; Ibanez, Seattle, 24. STOLEN BASES—Ellsbury, Boston, 39; RDavis, Toronto, 31; Altuve, Houston, 26; McLouth, Baltimore, 25; Andrus, Texas, 24; AlRamirez, Chicago, 23; Trout, Los Angeles, 23. PITCHING—Scherzer, Detroit, 15-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 14-3; Colon, Oakland, 14-3; Tillman, Baltimore, 13-3; Masterson, Cleveland, 12-7; FHernandez, Seattle, 11-4; CWilson, Los Angeles, 11-6; Guthrie, Kansas City, 11-7; Verlander, Detroit, 11-8. ERA—FHernandez, Seattle, 2.34; Colon, Oakland, 2.50; Kuroda, New York, 2.51; AniSanchez, Detroit, 2.59; Sale, Chicago, 2.69; Iwakuma, Seattle, 2.76; Darvish, Texas, 2.80.
Berget of Spruce Grove (78-74) and Brendan MacDougall of Calgary (75-77). Jaxon Lynn of Sylvan Lake was fifth in the juvenile category with an 80-83—163. Jordan Cooke of Sylvan Lake (90-92—182) was eighth in the bantam boys’ category, which was won by Landon Stellingwerff of Calgary, who came in at 74-72—146. In the junior boys’ division, Jeremy Rietze of Lacombe was ninth at 77-81—158, Mike Lougheed of Innisfail 10th at 85-77—162, Kolby Vold of Ponoka 12th at 79-84—163 and Derrick Morrell of Red Deer 15th at 83-84—167. Pieter Peskens of Leduc took first with a 74-76—150.
Codd 16th after second round GARSON, Ont. — Matt Codd of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club shot an even par 72 Wednesday to move up into a tie for 16th at the Canadian Junior Boys’ Golf Championship. Codd has a two-round total of 146, leaving him eight strokes back of leader Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C. Kwon shot a 74 Wednesday with Andrew Harrison of Camrose moving into second place at 140 after a three-under par 69. Brett Pasula of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club and Jared Nicolls of Ponoka both missed the cut. Both shot 12 over 84 the opening day and Pasula came in with a 73 Wednesday, but his 157 total left him four strokes over the cut line. Nicolls had an 82 and a 166 total.
wait for the news,” Cabrera said Wednesday before playing against Cincinnati. Peralta thinks he shouldn’t be on the list of players linked to Biogenesis. “It’s wrong,” he said. “But whatever happens, I need to fight and try to move on.” Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland pitcher Bartolo Colon and San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandal were all suspended for 50 games last year for positive tests for elevated testosterone. MLB informed the union they won’t receive additional discipline for that violation, two people familiar with the probe said. They also spoke on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. “Nothing’s been told to me,” Melky Cabrera said. “I served my suspension last year, but MLB has never told me that it’s OK now. I’m seeing it in the press, but I don’t know.” Texas was unable to find a replacement bat to fill a void a suspension of Cruz would create. “I don’t think anybody’s comfortable losing a significant part of your club, but it’s out of our control,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. “We explored some deal like that. They just didn’t come to a head. It wasn’t for lack of interest or lack of effort. It was more lack of supply and lack of fit, really.”
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
PF 156 122 99 115
PA 128 139 158 146
Pt 6 4 2 2
Goltz, Wpg Gable, Ham Mitchell, Cal Ford, Wpg Walter, Cal Sanders, Sask
14 14 13 13 12 11
48 68 47 33 42 36
3.4 4.9 3.6 2.5 3.5 3.3
10 13 26 11 16 10
Yds. 427 336 285 341 319 347 357 351 164 248 211 315 211 197 177 180 219 222 117 215 97
Avg. 11.0 13.4 11.9 14.2 13.9 15.1 15.5 16.7 7.8 13.1 11.1 17.5 11.7 10.9 10.4 11.3 13.7 14.8 7.8 14.3 6.9
L 33 48 32 51 38 58 43 39 48 42 33 46 45 21 34 35 61 33 48 37 16
PASS RECEIVING GP Saskatchewan 5 Calgary 5 B.C. 5 Edmonton 5
West Division W L T PF 5 0 0 183 4 1 0 162 3 2 0 116 1 4 0 99
PA Pt 87 10 133 8 122 6 139 2
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.
CFL Leaders SCORING Touchdowns (Ru-running; Rc-receiving; Rt-return; O-other points; Pt-total points): TD Ru Rc Rt O Pt Harris, BC 5 4 1 0 0 30 Cornish, Cal 4 3 1 0 0 24 Green, Mtl 4 0 4 0 0 24 Sheets, Sask 4 4 0 0 0 24 Simpson, Wpg 4 4 0 0 0 24 Arceneaux, BC 3 0 3 0 0 18 Bagg, Sask 3 0 3 0 0 18 Barnes, Tor 3 0 3 0 0 18 Dressler, Sask 3 0 3 0 0 18 Gable, Ham 3 1 2 0 0 18 Getzlaf, Sask 3 0 3 0 0 18 Goltz, Wpg 3 3 0 0 0 18 T.Smith, Sask 3 0 3 0 0 18 Stamps, Edm 3 0 3 0 0 18 West, Cal 3 0 3 0 0 18 Charles, Edm 2 1 1 0 0 12 Collaros, Tor 2 2 0 0 0 12 Etienne, Wpg 2 0 2 0 0 12 Kackert, Tor 2 1 1 0 0 12 Koch, Edm 2 0 1 1 0 12 Lamar, Ham 2 0 1 1 0 12 Lewis, Cal 2 0 2 0 0 12 McDaniel, Cal 2 1 1 0 0 12 Ray, Tor 2 2 0 0 0 12 C.Taylor, BC 2 0 2 0 0 12 Steele, Tor 2 2 0 0 0 12 Watt, Tor 2 0 2 0 0 12 Whitaker, Mtl 2 2 0 0 0 12 PLACEKICKING Parades, Cal Whyte, Mtl Milo, Sask Prefontaine, Tor Congi, Ham Shaw, Edm Palardy, Wpg O’Neill, BC McCallum, BC Waters, Tor Renaud, Wpg Schmitt, Sask Bartel, Ham Maver, Cal Watt, Tor
C 14 11 18 13 10 9 10 6 4 4 0 0 0 0 1
FG 16 14 12 8 8 8 8 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
S 0 3 0 2 3 2 0 3 0 1 3 3 2 2 0
Pt 62 56 54 39 37 35 34 21 19 8 3 3 2 2 1
Avg. 6.0 6.5 5.8 5.8 5.3 6.0 5.3 5.6 8.6 8.4 3.4 5.8 4.8 3.3
L 37 23 23 75 25 70 57 15 23 21 11 18 21 15
RUSHING Sheets, Sask Cornish, Cal Harris, BC Simpson, Wpg Whitaker, Mtl Charles, Edm Kackert, Tor Burris, Ham Lulay, BC Reilly, Edm J.White, Edm Lamar, Ham Devine, Mtl Collaros, Tor
C 118 77 70 57 53 42 26 25 21 21 19 17 16 16
Y 712 501 403 329 279 254 189 139 180 176 64 99 76 52
No 39 25 24 24 23 23 23 21 21 19 19 18 18 18 17 16 16 15 15 15 14
Owens, Tor Durie, Tor Lewis, Cal Grant, Ham Dressler, Sask S.Green, Mtl Moore, BC Ellingson, Ham Harris, BC Coehoorn, Edm Bruce, Mtl Stamps, Edm McDaniel, Cal Richardson, Mtl C.Taylor, BC Koch, Edm Giguere, Ham Getzlaf, Sask Kackert, Tor Watson, Wpg Whitaker, Mtl
Burris, Ham Calvillo, Mtl Lulay, BC Ray, Tor Reilly, Edm Durant, Sask Pierce, Wpg Glenn, Cal Tate, Cal Goltz, Wpg Mitchell, Cal Collaros, Tor Willy, Sask
A 173 158 141 130 128 107 106 62 52 50 46 35 29
C 111 95 91 98 72 74 64 44 38 32 36 28 17
Pct. 64.2 60.1 64.5 75.4 56.3 69.2 60.4 71.0 73.1 64.0 78.3 80.0 58.6
Yds. TD Eff. 1510 8 100.1 1035 5 79.5 1200 7 100.8 1203 8 124.0 906 5 71.9 1021 12 136.9 845 2 72.2 513 2 93.0 468 5 124.5 364 2 90.8 425 5 142.0 365 3 107.1 316 3 130.8
INTERCEPTION RETURNS Parks, BC Emry, Mtl J.Robinson, Tor D.Washington, Wpg W.Brown, Sask Ferri, Sask R.Williams, Sask J.Johnson, Wpg Carter, Tor Ball, Tor Morley, Cal Tisdale, Mtl
No 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yds. 64 26 47 46 42 37 19 17 10 6 6 6
TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
No 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yds. 9 38 13 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TD 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yards 2154 2061 2027 1930 1866 1633 1585 1473
Pass 1337 1406 1634 1210 1531 1204 1068 1035
Rush 817 655 393 720 335 429 517 438
Yards 1564 1634 1782 1800 1860 1928 2046 2115
Pass 1045 1183 1299 1087 1480 1616 1306 1409
Rush 519 451 483 713 380 312 740 706
FUMBLE RETURNS Bowman, Mtl Gainey, Mtl Ball, Tor Bolden, Cal Banks, BC Anderson, Wpg Hebert, Mtl Hurl, Sask Cox, Mtl Black, Tor Rwabukamba, Edm Mayo, Cal Berry, Mtl TEAM OFFENCE (Yardage includes losses) Saskatchewan Calgary Toronto B.C. Hamilton Winnipeg Edmonton Montreal TEAM DEFENCE (Yardage includes losses) B.C. Calgary Montreal Edmonton Winnipeg Saskatchewan Hamilton Toronto
Transactions Wednesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE — Suspended Detroit RHP Juan Alcantara 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Placed RHP Jason Hammel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated OF Steve Pearce from the 15-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX — Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled INF Brock Holt from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS — Designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment. Optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Luis Marte from Toledo and placed him on the 15-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS — Traded OF Justin Maxwell to Kansas City for RHP Kyle Smith. Traded RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader and a 2014 competitive balance round A draft pick. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Grant Green to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed LHP Matt Moore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Called up INF Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS — Sent LHP Matt Harrison to Frisco (TL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Sent RHP Drew Hutchison to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites and a 2014 competitive balance round B draft pick. Sent RHP Trevor Cahill to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Nate Adcock outright to Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent OF B.J. Upton to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assigment. Assigned RHP Kameron Loe outright to Gwinnett. CHICAGO CUBS — Optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Iowa (PCL). L.A. DODGERS — Acquired C Drew Butera from Minnesota for cash or a player to be named, and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL). MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Optioned INF Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL). Placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Released 3B Brandon Inge. Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL). Placed C Yadier Molina and OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Adron Chambers and 1B/OF Brock
Peterson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES — Sent OF Cameron Maybin to Tucson (PCL) for a rehab assignment. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS — Traded INF Reid Fronk to Gary SouthShore for cash considerations. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Released C Clint Ourso. Signed OF/INF Jeremiah Piepkorn. SIOUX FALLS CANARIES — Signed OF Reggie Abercrombie. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Signed RHP Wander Alvino. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed LHP Shawn Smith. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed 3B Jimmy Maxwell and C Joe Solomeno. Released OF Jordan Tripp. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Released 3B Sean Borman. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Released RHP Jon Mark Abby and SS Logan Brumley. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS — Released RHP Kyle Zegarac. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association DALLAS MAVERICKS — Signed G Devin Harris. MILWAUKEE BUCKS — Traded G Brandon Jennings to Detroit for G Brandon Knight, F Khris Middleton and C Viacheslav Kravtsov. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra assistant coaches. WASHINGTON WIZARDS — Agreed to terms with G John Wall on a contract extension. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DB Don Unamba. DALLAS COWBOYS — Released DT Ikponmwosa Igbinosun. Signed DE Toby Jackson. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Re-signed WRs Julius Pruitt and Keenan Davis. Placed WRs Armon Binns and Jasper Collins on the waived-injured list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released WRs Perez Ashford and Lavelle Hawkins and OL Nick McDonald. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed DT Myles Wade. HOCKEY National Hockey League FLORIDA PANTHERS — Signed C Scott Gomez to a one-year contract. NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Announced an affiliation agreement with Stockton (ECHL). SOCCER National Women’s Soccer League WASHINGTON SPIRIT — Signed D Marisa Abegg.
CATALINA SWIM CLUB Rebecca Smith of the Red Deer Catalina Swim Club turned in an impressive showing at the Canadian Age Group National Championships in Quebec. Smith won the aggregate title in the 13-year-old girls’ division while winning three gold, three silver and three bronze medals. She won the 200 and 400-metre Individual Medley and the 2.5km open water title while finishing second in the 100 and 200m backstroke and 50m freestyle. She was third in the 100, 200 and 400m freestyle. Overall she broke eight club records. Meanwhile, Josh Young, won the 13-year-old boys’ 200m breaststroke while finishing second in the 100m breaststroke. He was also fifth in the 50m breaststroke, seventh in the 2.5km open water race and eighth in the 400m freestyle. Marshall Parker, 17, was fourth in the 100 and 200m backstroke and fifth in the 100 and 200m freestyle. Madalyn Smith, 15, took fifth in the 50m breaststroke and seventh in the 100m breaststroke with Brianna Bailey, 18, finishing sixth in the 200m breaststroke. Kristen Trepanier, 14, was fourth in the 200m butterfly. Two members of the Catalina Club — Bailey and Parker — will compete in the Canada Summer Games, which begin this weekend.
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BY DANIEL NUGENT-BOWMAN SASKATOON STARPHOENIX Former Saskatoon Blades forward Adam Kambeitz will continue his hockey career in his home province. The Coaldale native said he’s committed to joining the University of Calgary Dinos next season. “It was nice to be able to choose a place that was close to home. I think that was the draw for me right now,” said Kambeitz, who will study business in September. “Academically it’s a pretty good place to be at and (the school) still has a good hockey team. Factoring all that together is why I chose it.” The 21-year-old said he finally made up his mind last week after debating between Calgary and Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. Kambeitz also considered playing professionally in the ECHL. While Kambeitz said he would probably like to play pro after he’s finished his schooling, he opted to remain close to home for now. “I just took my time with the decision and felt like I made the right one,” said Kambeitz from Lethbridge, where he is living with his father his summer. “I’ve been gone since I was 16. To be able to be around family more frequently will be nice.” The Blades acquired Kambeitz from the Red Deer Rebels last October in exchange for winger Christian Stockl and a third-round pick. The 6-foot, 196-pound over-ager was in his fifth season with the Rebels and his second as team captain. Kambeitz recorded nine goals and 21 points in 33 games for the Blades before being dealt at the WHL trade deadline to Seattle. That move was necessitated by the addition of fellow over-ager Michael Ferland from Brandon, which gave the Blades four 20-year-olds. After playing for three teams last year, Kambeitz will compete in Canadian Interuniversity Sport where trades aren’t permitted. “That’ll definitely be nice,” he said with a laugh. “There will be no surprises in that sense. “As long as you’re keeping your play on the ice where it needs to be and your marks in school, you’ll be pretty secure where you’re going to be. It’s pretty assuring.” email@example.com
Jays stay quiet at trade deadline THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The underachieving Blue Jays, movers and shakers during the off-season, were quiet on non-waiver trade deadline day Wednesday. Toronto GM Alex Anthopoulos says while says his team, 49-57 heading into the day’s play, needs to improve, there was nothing that made sense. He cited “some traction” on two possible deals, one of which fell apart last week while the other collapsed Tuesday morning. “Other than that it was pretty quiet overall,” he said. He acknowledged the team was most interested in a starting pitcher and middle infield help. “Then there were some other ideas thrown at us that were larger concepts but they weren’t things we needed to rush to do now,” he said. The deadline has now passed but teams can still make a deal during the season. But moves are more difficult since
the players in question have to pass waivers. Also players traded after Aug. 31, can’t make the post-season roster. Anthopoulos said while he didn’t expect a lot of action league-wide in August, some talks might turn into trades in the off-season. “There’s no question we need to make improvements, we need to get better.” he said. “The results and the standings speak for themselves.” “I still feel good about a lot of our players,” he added, “but like anything, from year to year, you evaluate and some evaluations change. The way that the season plays out each year, you have to adjust accordingly. “There’s no question we’re going to have to make some changes and improve the roster in various ways but there weren’t those opportunities for us in terms of deals that made sense right now.” Anthopoulos said the deals the team was working on in recent days never made it into the media.
NFL makes changes to Pro Bowl NEW YORK — The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains. The NFL will abandon the AFC vs. NFC format that has been in place since 1971. The league says Wednesday that fan voting will determine the players in the draft pool. The draft will be televised by the NFL Network on Jan. 22. The game will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Other changes are coming to the game, too. The ball will change hands at the end of each quarter, which could double the opportunities for two-minute drills. Kickoffs (and return specialists) will be eliminated — teams will start on their own 25-yard line. Defences will be allowed to play cover-2 and press coverage in addition to man, and several clock tweaks have been instituted to speed up the game and prompt offensive play.
Flames sign Brodie to two-year deal CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed defenceman T.J. Brodie to a two-year contract worth $2,125,000. Brodie, 23, had two goals and 12 assists in 47 games last season with Calgary. Prior to joining the Flames for the truncated NHL season, he had a goal and 19 assists in 35 games with Calgary’s AHL team, the Abbotsford Heat. In the previous season, Brodie had two goals and 12 assists in 54 games with Calgary.
Pitchers find new homes at quiet trade deadline BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the playoff mix for a second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles made the biggest move on a quiet trade-deadline day, acquiring Bud Norris to keep pace with the Boston Red Sox. Hoping to catch the NL West-leading Dodgers, the Arizona Diamondbacks filled a hole in their bullpen Wednesday by sending struggling 20-game winner Ian Kennedy to San Diego for lefty reliever Joe Thatcher. Boston put the pressure on Baltimore by picking up 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox less than 24 hours earlier in a three-team trade. The deal was finalized quickly in part because the Detroit Tigers were eager to protect themselves in case shortstop Jhonny Peralta is suspended for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drugs scandal. “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. With all eyes on the Yankees because of Alex Rodriguez’s likely suspension by Major League Baseball for his role in the wide-ranging drug case, New York never could work out a deal with the Phillies for corner infielder Michael Young, who is staying — for now — with Philadelphia. San Francisco also held onto left-hander Javier Lopez and the Los Angeles Angels kept second baseman Howie Kendrick after sending Alberto Callaspo to Oakland late Monday. Other than a few other minor swaps Wednesday, baseball’s executives did much of their work in the weeks leading up to the 4 p.m. EDT non-waiver trade cutoff. “In general I just think everybody was dealing with a relative level of frustration knowing that the strength wasn’t there, the bona fide help, per se, across the board was going to be very tough to fulfill their needs,” Giants general manager Brian Sabean said after the deadline passed. The busy Cubs sent Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees, Matt Garza to Texas, Scott Feldman to Baltimore and Carlos Marmol to the Dodgers. Francisco Rodriguez, Marc Rzepczynski, Callaspo, Scott Downs and Jesse Crain also switched teams this month.
The NL Central-leading Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and the struggling World Series champion Giants were among several teams that chose to stand pat Wednesday in a tepid market. In the midst of a revival that has an entire city brimming with Bucs fever, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington reluctantly held back from making any deals. “We talk a lot about, we don’t want to do something stupid,” Huntington said. “We were willing to do something stupid, we just didn’t want to do anything insane.” Teams can make trades for the rest of the season, but it gets riskier. Players must first pass through waivers, meaning they can be claimed by another club before a deal takes place. For a player to be eligible for the postseason with his new team, swaps must be completed before Aug. 31. On Wednesday, Houston also sent outfielder Justin Maxwell to Kansas City and the Dodgers picked up backup catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota and sent him to the minors. Also, Seattle traded minor league infielder Robert Andino to the Pirates for a player to be named or cash. The young Astros, with the worst record in baseball at 35-70, dealt reliever Jose Veras — to Detroit on Monday. Norris only had to walk down the hall to join his new team with Houston in Baltimore. Outfielder L.J. Hoes, one of two prospects sent to Houston, was initially in the Orioles’ lineup but ended up getting the start for the Astros. Class-A left-hander Josh Hader was the other player in the deal. A 28-year-old right-hander, Norris helps fortify a rotation that will be without injured Jason Hammel for at least the next two weeks. In his fifth big league season, Norris is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA in 21 starts this year. He has a lifetime record of 34-46 and is under team control through 2015. “I’m excited for the future,” Norris said. “I pitched my way into this situation to be traded and help out a team. This (Baltimore) team is a young club, they know how to contend. They had an amazing year last year. I just want to be any piece of the puzzle I can to help this team keep pushing to the World Series.” Baltimore began Wednesday five games back of Boston in the AL East and in the second wild-card position.
Tiger hopes to continue domination at Firestone PGA TOUR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio — In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club. He just says it makes him feel comfortable. “I’ve done it all different ways, that’s the thing,” Woods said Wednesday, the day before beginning his run at an eighth win at the Bridgestone Invitational. “Some years I’ve striped it and have really played well, and other years I’ve hit it all over the lot and had to be creative. I’ve chipped and putted and holed out. It’s been such a mixed bag.” Woods, coming off a disappointing British Open and steeling for the PGA Championship next week at Oak Hill, headlines a bumper crop of world-class players who are entered. The 73-player field includes 49 of the top 50 players in the world ranking, including this year’s major champions (Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson), last year’s winner (Keegan Bradley) and European stars Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood. Yet, Woods always seems to grab the spotlight. That’s what happens when a player has won
more than $9.5 million in just 14 appearances at a single venue. Woods’ first win, in what was then called the NEC Invitational, came in 1999 when he shot a third-round 62 to win in his third appearance, holding off Mickelson by a shot. A year later, Woods’ triumphal march to an 11-shot victory on the final day was delayed by inclement weather, with his final putt finding the bottom of the cup in almost total darkness. The strobe lights of photographers made it look like a scene from an old movie. The year after that, Woods overcame Jim Furyk in an epic, sevenhole, sudden-death playoff for his third win in a row at Firestone. After finishing fourth, tying for fourth and tying for second the next three years, Woods strung together wins in his next four appearances. The win in 2006 is remembered for a wayward 9-iron shot that hit on the cart path near the ninth hole and bounced onto the roof of the clubhouse, the ball being pocketed by a kitchen helper. Woods won by eight shots in 2007 and then missed the tournament the following year as he recovered from knee surgery. Even that didn’t halt his string as he returned in 2009 and took advantage of Padraig Harrington’s triple-bogey 8 on the 70th hole to win by four strokes. “This is one of those courses where, for me over the years, I
just have felt very comfortable,” Woods said. “I think my record has been pretty good since I’ve turned pro here.” But, as there always seems to be with Woods since his personal meltdown, there are nagging questions. After streaking to 14 major championship victories, he has failed to win in his last 17 tries. The latest disappointment came at Muirfield two weeks ago when he seemed in perfect spot to win but faded to a closing 74 and watched rival Mickelson come out of nowhere to swoop in and grab the claret jug. “I had a chance to win and didn’t get it done on Sunday,” Woods said. Others are plotting to not only win the Bridgestone but use it as a springboard to the year’s final major a week later. Mickelson, returning to action after the dramatic win at Muirfield, is geared up to continue his hot play. He won the Scottish Open the week before the British. Why not make it four in a row by sweeping through the Bridgestone and PGA? “Playing the week before (a major) personally helps me play my best and get my best golf out,” he said. Rose won the U.S. Open at Merion, then turned around and had his high hopes dashed when he missed the cut in his homeland’s national championship. After time off, he’s rejuvenated and ready for golf’s version of the stretch run.
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PHOTO RADAR LOCATIONS Red Deer motorists will be monitored in the following playground zones and traffic corridors until Aug. 15: playground zones along Glendale Boulevard, Northey Avenue, Oleander Drive, 58th Street, 57th Avenue, Allan Street, Lancaster Drive and Dempsey Street; and traffic corridors at Edgar Industrial Drive, 50th Avenue, 32nd Street, 49th Avenue, Riverside Drive, 30th Avenue, 49th Street and 40th Avenue. RCMP reserve the option to change photo radar locations without notice.
BENTLEY FAIR AND RODEO Daily pancake breakfasts will kick off the Bentley Fair and Rodeo Aug. 8-11. The events on Aug. 8 include a parade, bench show, children’s show, mutton busting and a Dick Damron concert. On Aug. 9 at 1 pm there will be a family concert by HOJA, with an evening rodeo. Aug. 10 inclludes a show and shine, art show, farmers’ market, rodeo, fireworks and drive-in movie. Sunday is the interdenominational church service, horseshoes events, and the museum will be open all day. Bentley is 25 km west of Lacombe at Hwy 2 overpass. For more details go to www.bentleyagsociety. com or call Kathleen van Dam at 403-7482336.
Crisis team gets more help ADDING TWO MORE MEMBERS TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS department to other community venues and agencies such as the Canadian Mental Health Association, Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing, Central Alberta Family Services, Parkland Youth Homes, and others.
violence, homelessness, substance abuse and employment difficulties. The cost to the RCMP and the PCN totalled $237,000 for 15 months. and for evThe Police and Crisis Team is adding two ery dollar spent, it saved the criminal more members to assist people with mental justice and health care systems $3.66 comillness connect to appropriate services. bined. “Red Deer (Primary Care NetMilkovich said assessment of work) and RCMP felt very strongly ‘WE ACTUALLY REALIZED WE NEED A individuals by PACT meant only that this a program that just can’t those who needed hospitalization SECOND TEAM SO WE’RE CURRENTLY stop,” PCN executive director Lorwere brought to emergency which na Milkovich said on Wednesday. RECRUITING FOR A SECOND PSYCHIATRIC saved the hospital money on as“Almost from the get-go, it was sessments. NURSE AND THE POLICE ARE FINDING A successful. People saw the need “Both the health system and SECOND MEMBER.’ for it and also word spread about it community agencies identified quickly.” that PACT really alleviated al— PCN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LORNA MILKOVICH ready taxed resources in the comThe 15-month PACT pilot project, that partners a police officer munity. with a psychiatric nurse, started in In the first 15 months of the program, “Even the hospital staff recognized that December 2011. police received 1,500 mental health-related some people coming in repeatedly were In March at the end of the pilot, police 911 calls. The lone PACT team responded getting help they needed through PACT,” and the PCN hoped Alberta Health Ser- to 30 per cent of the calls and worked with said PCN program evaluator Donna Thompvices would take over the program. That 400 clients. son. didn’t happen so the RCMP and PCN will Eighty-five per cent of PACT clients alMilkovich said the connections clients continue to fund the team. ready had mental health diagnoses or iden- are making in the community are longer “We actually realized we need a second tified issues. Fifty-seven per cent of clients term and that’s important. team so we’re currently recruiting for a were men. Red Deer City RCMP Insp. Lawrence second psychiatric nurse and the police are Eleven per cent of clients were taken to Aimoe said PACT has some amazing ripple finding a second member,” said Milkovich hospital and 25 per cent were connected to effects and is a value not only to the comabout the newest team expected to be at other agencies. munity, but also front-line police. work in the fall. Calls primarily dealt with people think“Sometimes it’s just something as simple The team will respond to police calls ing about suicide, which was often related as needing food, or feeling destitute, and involving people with mental-health is- to substance abuse, depression and anxi- being able to connect them with the place sues, assess them, and when appropriate ety, and troublesome behaviour. to go to help them.” divert them from the hospital’s emergency Problems often stemmed from domestic email@example.com BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF
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BYOB party raises awareness BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF
DIABETES SESSIONS Local residents who are learning to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes can attend free information sessions in Red Deer starting today. Alberta Health Services is offering Diabetes The Basics on Thursdays Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. The sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethany Collegeside, 99 College Circle. Participants will learn about diabetes myths and facts, progression of diabetes, healthy eating, and the benefits of keeping active and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Sessions will also deal with blood glucose monitoring, medications for diabetes, and what to do during illness, For more information or to register for a session call 1-877-314-6997.
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An abundance of dragonflies have seemed to have appeared in the Red Deer region this week. Here one clings to a brick wall in east Red Deer Tuesday.
BRIEFS Rocky woman wins Kostuch scholarship A Rocky Mountain House woman has won the $2,500 scholarship named to honor Rocky environmentalist Martha Kostuch. Sarah Wutzke, 18, is an honours graduate of St. Dominic Catholic School and was her class valedictorian for her graduation. Wutzke will use the scholarship to attend Medicine Hat College where she will pursue a diploma in environmental assessment and restoration. The scholarship is presented annually to a west central Alberta student who is pursuing an education in a field that will benefit the environment. The scholarship was established in 2008 to honour the legacy of Martha Kostuch, an advocate
for the environment and a founding board member of the Parkland Airshed Management Zone. For more details on the scholarship and a map of the airshed zone go to www.pamz.org For more details contact Kevin Warren at 403-862-7046 or Sue Arrison at 403-342-5816.
Bashaw RCMP search for woman Bashaw RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 85-year-old woman from Calgary. Maria Abutal left the Bashaw Valley Lodge located in Bashaw at 9 a.m. on Tuesday and hasn’t been heard from since. Abutal is described as Filipina, under five feet tall, skinny, with white shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat, black pants, black ballet flats and a black winter toque. Abutal also wears black-framed reading glasses. Sheleft the lodge on foot and has a hard time conversing in English. Police are concerned for Ma-
ria’s well being and are searching for her on behalf of the Bashaw Valley Lodge. Anyone with information in regards to her whereabouts are asked to contact their local police agency.
Murder hearings set for 2014 Three Hobbema men charged with first-degree murder will have preliminary hearings next year. Clifford Soosay, 26, and Nikki Saddleback, 25, will go to a preliminary hearing in Wetaskiwin on Dec. 1 to 5. Troy Crier, 28, will have a preliminary hearing on June 30, 2014, in Westaskiwin. Preliminary hearings are generally used to determine whether the Crown’s case is strong enough to proceed to trial. All three were charged in connection with the murder of Winston Crier. Crier, 51, who is from Samson Cree Nation, was found dead in a rural area of the Montana reserve on May 6. RCMP said the incident is not related to gang activity.
Canadian Blood Services started long weekend celebrations early with their own version of a BYOB Party on Wednesday. Bring Your Own Blood Party was held at the Red Deer Blood Donor Clinic, with a barbecue and prizes to encourage new donors to give blood. Tanya Paul, community development co-ordinator, said Canadian Blood Services has extended a recent call for blood to Labour Day on Sept. 3. “Over the next two weeks there’s about 427 open appointments to fill in the Red Deer area. We need to collect about 240 units a week to ensure that local hospitals get the blood that they need,” Paul said on Wednesday. “It’s not a crisis. It’s more of an appeal. We are able to draw on national reserves at times like these. We’re just worried if the current trend continues that regular hospital demand will put a strain on national inventory. It’s already a little low.” Blood donations typically drop in the summer when regular donors are too busy or on vacation. “We really try to encourage new donors to come out in the summer.” Red Deer Blood Donor Clinic, at 5020 68th St., is open Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To book an appointment visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-236-6283. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvan shoreline residents want access to park restored BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF
Residents along a portion of the shoreline provincial park in Sylvan Lake will have to wait to see if their request for the return of an access point will be granted. Several residents from the 35th Street area came to a recent town council meeting to lobby for a staircase down to the provincial park. A previous access was removed as part of a multi-million dollar town upgrade of Centennial Park, including the creation of a promenade that runs the length of the waterfront. Gavin Fick told council that many area residents consider the changes a design er-
ror and pointed out it has boosted the time it takes to reach the nearest access from less than a minute to nearly four. Another resident, John Law, said he had been told by provincial parks staff during the design stage that stairs would be put in place at 35th Street. A petition of nearly 60 names asking that the access be restored was presented to council. A report to council says with input from the public and through negotiations with Alberta Tourism, Recreation and Parks the number of access points was increased to four from two. However, 35th Street was not included
because the provincial park there is narrow and has been eroded by high water. Alberta Parks plans to leave the area alone so vegetation can grow and provide a natural buffer. Coun. Dale Plante moved a motion to ask the province if it would support a set of stairs being installed. A cost estimate was also requested. Mayor Susan Samson, who voted against the motion along with Coun. Laverne Asselstine, said there seems to be enough support on council for more stairs if the province changes its mind on the issue. “I mean you’re not going to make the request if you have no intention of building another access point,” said Samson. email@example.com
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Keystone debate a ‘global issue’: Obama PRESIDENT EMPHASIZES PIPELINE’S CLIMATE IMPLICATIONS IN MEETING WITH DEMOCRATS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON — U.S. President Barack Obama pointed to the global climate implications of approving TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline during a wide-ranging Capitol Hill meeting on Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers. Facing tough questions from some of his congressional allies about an apparent reluctance to approve the project, Obama called the debate a “global issue,” Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin told reporters following the meeting. “He pointed out this is a global issue, even more so than an American or a Canadian issue,” Cardin said. Obama has already insisted publicly that Keystone XL must not be approved if it’s found to “significantly” increase global greenhouse gas emissions. But in remarks that have sent chills down the spines of Keystone proponents in the U.S. capital, the president has also low-balled the number of jobs that might result from the $7 billion pipeline, which would carry millions of barrels a week of Alberta oilsands bitumen, and crude extracted from North Dakota’s Bakken shale, to Gulf Coast refineries. In a New York Times interview published over the weekend, Obama said Keystone XL would create “maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the
pipeline,” and added with a chuckle that it would sustain “somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs in a economy of 150 million working people.” That’s in direct opposition to the U.S. State Department’s draft environmental analysis of Keystone XL, which found it would support 42,100 jobs during the one- to two-year construction period, although only 35 permanent and temporary jobs would remain once it’s fully operational. The pipeline’s proponents have long touted its job creation potential. Earlier this week, the president of North America’s Building Trade Unions issued a statement rebuking Obama. “The southern portion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which did not require a presidential permit yet was championed by the president and is currently under construction, has already produced millions of work hours and provided a positive economic benefit for the local communities,” Sean McGarvey said. On Tuesday in Tennessee, Obama doubled down on his pipeline job creation estimate as he took aim at his Republican foes. “They keep on talking about this — an oil pipeline coming down from Canada that’s estimated to create about 50 permanent jobs,” Obama said. “That’s not a jobs plan.” Back in D.C. on Wednesday, the president travelled down Pennsylvania Avenue on the eve of the August congressional recess to meet with Democratic lawmakers in preparation for looming battles this
autumn against Republicans on the federal budget, debt reduction and immigration reform. But it was hardly a love-in. Obama defended himself on Keystone, the National Security Agency’s surveillance practices and his stalled second-term domestic agenda. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana lawmaker who’s one of several pro-pipeline Democrats in the upper chamber, put the president on the hot seat, urging him to approve Keystone XL and questioning why his recent public comments suggest he’s opposed to the project. The pipeline has bipartisan support in the Senate. “He was very careful about not telegraphing his decision,” Sheldon Whitehouse, one of the Senate’s most passionate climate hawks, said following the meeting. “But he showed a healthy skepticism about the exaggerated economic arguments supporting it.” Landrieu and a fellow senator, Republican John Hoeven of North Dakota, introduced a resolution in the Senate later on Wednesday that declares Keystone XL in the national interest of the United States and urges Obama to approve it. “We have studied this project for long enough,” Landrieu said on the Senate floor. “We know its tremendous economic benefits and the critical role it will have for our nation’s energy security. With Nebraska now on board, every state involved has realized this project is a job creator with minimal effects on the environment.”
Defence tries to reduce Manning’s time in prison BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT MEADE, Md. — The sentencing for U.S. soldier Bradley Manning began Wednesday, and a judge will decide whether he will spend the rest of his life in prison. For the first time, testimony is being allowed about the actual damage the leaks caused. Manning faces up to 136 years in prison for the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. He admits giving hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the anti-secrecy-site WikiLeaks. He says he did it to expose U.S military “bloodlust” and diplomatic deceitfulness, but he did not believe his actions would harm the country. The 25-year-old has been called both a whistleblower and a traitor, and his case has been watched worldwide. He didn’t testify during the trial, but he could take the stand during the sentencing phase. The former intelligence analyst was convicted of 20 of 22 charges, but he was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, which alone could have meant life in prison without parole. Prosecutors failed to prove Manning had “general evil intent.” His defence lawyers now have asked the military judge to merge two of his espionage convictions and two of his theft convictions. If the judge agrees, he would face up to 116 years in prison. “We’re not celebrating,” defence attorney David Coombs said. “Ultimately, his sentence is all that really matters.” Military prosecutors said they would call as many as 20 witnesses for the sentencing phase, including experts on counterintelligence, strategic planning and terrorism. The judge prohibited both sides from presenting evidence during trial about any actual damage the leaks caused to national security and troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, but lawyers can bring that up at sentencing. Retired Army Brig. Gen. Robert Carr testified Wednesday the classified documents Manning disclosed fractured U.S. military relationships with foreign governments and Afghan villagers. Carr headed a Defence Department task force that assessed the fallout from the leaks. He said the material identified hundreds of Afghan villagers by name, causing some of them to stop helping U.S. forces. The leaks embarrassed the U.S. and its allies. U.S. officials warned of dire consequences immediately after the first disclosures in July 2010, but a Defence Department review later suggested those fears might have been too dramatic. Lisa Windsor, a retired Army colonel and former judge advocate, said the punishment phase would focus on Manning’s motive and the harm that was done by the leak. “I think it’s likely that he’s going to be in jail for a very long time,” said Windsor.
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A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi raises his fist during a women’s march against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday.
Egypt signals crackdown is imminent BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO, Egypt — Protesters holding sticks and wearing helmets and makeshift body armour stand behind mounds of sandbags, tires and brick walls. They change guards every two hours to ensure they stay alert. With Egypt’s military-backed government signalling a crackdown is imminent, supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi are taking no chances with security at their two protest camps in Cairo. On Wednesday, the Cabinet ordered the police to break up the sit-ins, saying they pose an “unacceptable threat” to national security. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the order will be carried out in gradual steps according to instructions from prosecutors. “I hope they resort to reason” and leave without authorities having to move in, he told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Ahmed Sobaie, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, derided the Cabinet decision as “paving the way for another massacre.” “The police state is getting ready to commit more massacres against the innocent, unarmed civilians holding sit-ins for the sake of legitimacy,” he said. In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf appealed to the military-led government to avoid violence. “We have continued to urge the interim government officials and security forces to respect the right of peaceful assembly,” she said. “That obviously includes sit-ins.” Organizers are portraying the sit-ins outside the
Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo and a smaller one across the city near Cairo University’s main campus as evidence of an enduring support base for Morsi’s once-dominant Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood has so far refused to co-operate with the country’s interim leaders, whom it calls “traitors,” or participate in a military-backed fasttrack transition plan to return to a democratically elected government by early next year. Instead it tries to keep thousands of supporters camped out in tents decorated with photos of Morsi, occupying a cross-shaped intersection facing the mosque. Authorities have already cracked down on the organization, arresting Morsi and other senior leaders. On Wednesday, Egyptian prosecutors referred three top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood to trial for allegedly inciting the killing of at least eight protesters last month outside the group’s Cairo headquarters. Security forces also have killed more than 130 protesters during clashes outside the camps on two occasions. At least six makeshift gates have been erected as the sole entry points to the Rabaah encampment, with dozens of protesters standing guard, checking IDs, searching bags and patting down visitors. Once through the gates, posters with photos of Morsi and slogans calling him the “legitimate president” are plastered on tents, corners and light poles while giant loudspeakers play some of his fiery speeches and women chant “Morsi is my president.” The overwhelming majority of the protesters echo the demands of the Brotherhood leaders still free: reinstate Morsi and reverse all measures taken by the military.
NSA admits to storing phone records of millions of Americans BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s national security team acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans. Since it was revealed recently that the National Security Agency puts the phone records of every American into a database, the Obama administration has assured the nation that such records are rarely searched and, when they are, officials target only suspected international terrorists. But testimony before Congress on Wednesday showed how easy it is for Americans with no connection to terrorism to unwittingly have their calling patterns analyzed by the government. It hinges on what’s known as “hop” or “chain” analysis. When the NSA identifies a suspect, it can look not just at his phone records, but also the records of everyone he calls, everyone who calls those people and everyone who calls those people. If the average person called 40 unique people, three-hop analysis would allow the government to mine the records of 2.5 million Americans when in-
vestigating one suspected terrorist. The NSA has said it conducted 300 searches of its telephone database last year. Left unsaid until Wednesday was that three-hop analysis off those searches could mean scrutinizing the phone records of tens or even hundreds of millions of people. “So what has been described as a discrete program, to go after people who would cause us harm, when you look at the reach of this program, it envelopes a substantial number of Americans,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate. John Inglis, the NSA’s deputy director, conceded the point but said NSA officials “try to be judicious” about conducting hop analysis. “And so while, theoretically, 40 times 40 times 40 gets you to a large number, that’s not typically what takes place,” he said. “We have to compare the theory to the practice.” Such reassurances have done little to quell the sharp criticism from both parties over the oncesecret program. Last week saw a close vote in the House on a measure that aimed to kill the phone surveillance program. On Wednesday, the administration acknowledged some limitations to its sweeping surveillance powers are inevitable.
“We are open to re-evaluating this program in ways that can perhaps provide greater confidence and public trust that this is in fact a program that achieves both privacy protections and national security,” Robert Litt, counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, told skeptical members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This newest privacy-vs.-security debate was touched off when former government contract systems analyst Edward Snowden leaked classified documents exposing National Security Agency programs that store years of phone records on every American. That revelation prompted the most significant reconsideration yet of the vast surveillance powers Congress granted the president after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The administration intended to keep the telephone program a secret, and for more than a decade few in Congress showed any interest in limiting the surveillance. Snowden’s leaks abruptly changed the calculus on Capitol Hill. “We have a lot of good information out there that helps the American public understand these programs, but it all came out late,” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island, said in a rebuke of government secrecy.
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Eileen Brennan, who brought comedy to Private Benjamin and Clue, dies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Cate Blanchett brings addled force to Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s homage to San Francisco and the epic self-deceptions of Tennessee Williams’ battered heroine.
Blanchett lifts Blue Jasmine SHATTERING PERFORMANCE MAKES WOODY ALLEN FILM BY ANN HORNADAY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Are you still kicking yourself for missing Cate Blanchett in the stage version of A Streetcar Named Desire in 2009? Well, you’re in luck: Her Blanche DuBois is in full, addled force in Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen’s homage to San Francisco and the epic self-deceptions of Tennessee Williams’ battered heroine. On second thought, to describe Blanchett as playing Blanche isn’t quite right: Rather, she’s channeling Blanche’s contemporary Upper East Side iteration, a sad, self-medicating sister under the skin whose rapidly fraying mental state is barely camouflaged under layers of Chanel, carefully coiffed hair and frequent applications of Stolichnaya. As Blue Jasmine opens, Blanchett’s character, Jasmine, is flying to San Francisco to stay with her sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins), in order to escape troubles with her investment-executive husband, Hal (Alec Baldwin), and begin a new life. Once in Ginger’s shabby apartment, Jasmine’s already fragile composure begins to crack, her compulsive small talk taking on even more desperate cadences, her memories of happier times — on Park Avenue, in the Hamptons, accepting diamond-encrusted baubles from her adoring husband — beginning ever more insistently to intrude. Following an ingenious structure devised by Allen at his most sharp and alert, Blue Jasmine turns out to be as familiar for its
ripped-from-the-headlines topicality as it is for its magnolia-scented whiffs of Blanche’s beloved Belle Reve. The beautiful dream, Jasmine recalls in flashbacks, had to do with Hal’s wealth, which she enjoyed while looking the other way as to its provenance (think Madoff). Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Ginger encourages her beautiful, polished sister to join her on depressingly down-market double dates and get a real job, as a dentist’s assistant. Pinched between the competing awful realities of her past and her present, Jasmine begins to resemble a sleek, warily cornered animal, Blanchett’s blade-like cheekbones and expressive mouth only adding to the feral terror she exudes. Blue Jasmine co-stars Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay and Louis C.K. but, although Clay in particular is impressive and Peter Sarsgaard is note-perfect as Jasmine’s silky would-be savior, Blanchett owns this movie as thoroughly as her character owns her delusions. But are they? Is Jasmine running away from the truth or toward it? “Can you imagine me as an anthropologist?” she nervously asks her seatmate at the beginning of the movie. The intimation is that Jasmine, for all her willful blindness, might be more in tune with her own tribal rituals and realities than any of the blunt-edged working stiffs she’s fallen in with. Blue Jasmine is not a particularly funny movie; Louis C.K. fans expecting his signature wit will be
particularly disappointed by his character’s bland and predictable story arc. But there are moments of tough, lacerating humor, such as when Jasmine gives life advice to her two young nephews (“Tip big, boys”) and within seconds has descended into yet one more unhinged monologue (“There are only so many traumas a person can stand before they take to the streets screaming!”). Some viewers will twig to the twist in Jasmine’s story early on, but no matter: By the time the roots of her neurosis come fully into focus, her descent has cast its own mesmerizing spell. Blanchett’s shattering performance is never less than fully inhabited, even when the persona she’s occupying seems to disintegrate before our eyes. It goes without saying that she’s without a trace of vanity in a production that calls on her to spend most of it with a red nose, mascara-smudged eyes and, finally, a delicate blush-colored blouse that’s conspicuously sodden in the underarms. Still, this one feels different: Allen has made a movie that is observant and pleasurable to look at and superbly crafted, which is his wont.
LOS ANGELES — Whether she was issuing orders as an Army captain in Private Benjamin, rambling as a real-life rendition of Mrs. Peacock from Clue or blasting an immortal monster with a shotgun as a crazy cat lady in Jeepers Creepers, actress Eileen Brennan injected perfectly timed comedy into each of her roles. Brennan died Sunday at home in Burbank, Calif., after a battle with bladder cancer, said her managers, Jessica Moresco and Al Onorato. She was 80. “Our world has lost a rare human,” said Brennan’s Private Benjamin co-star Goldie Hawn in a statement Tuesday . “Eileen was a brilliant comedian, a pow- Eileen Brennan erful dramatic actress and had the voice of an angel. I will miss my old friend.” Brennan achieved her first major role on the New York stage in Little Mary Sunshine, a musical comedy that won her the 1960 Obie award for best actress, as well as the attention of director Peter Bogdanovich,, who cast her as a weary waitress who inherits the cafe where she works in 1971’s The Last Picture Show. Brennan went on to capture several sharp-tongued roles that won her fans on television and in movies, including gruff Army Capt. Doreen Lewis in 1980’s Private Benjamin, aloof Mrs. Peacock in 1985’s Clue and cruel orphanage superintendent Miss Bannister in 1988’s The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking. “I love meanies, and this goes back to Capt. Lewis in Private Benjamin,” Brennan said a 1988 interview with The Associated Press. “You know why? Because they have no sense of humour. People who are mean or unkind or rigid — think about it — cannot laugh at themselves. If we can’t laugh at ourselves and the human condition, we’re going to be mean.” Private Benjamin brought her a supporting actress nomination for an Oscar. She also won an Emmy for reprising her Private Benjamin role in the television version and was nominated six other times for guest roles on such shows as Newhart, thirtysomething, Taxi and Will & Grace, in which she played an over-the-top acting coach. Brennan’s Private Benjamin role led to an enduring friendship with Hawn. She was a member of the original company of Hello, Dolly on Broadway. From the New York stage, Brennan moved to the screen in The Sting, The Cheap Detective, Divorce American Style and The Last Picture Show and TV guest shots on everything from All in the Family and McMillan & Wife to Kojak, The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, Mad About You and 7th Heaven. Brennan was born Verla Eileen Regina Brennan in Los Angeles. She was educated in convent schools and studied at Georgetown University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. “Our family is so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Eileen,” her family said in a statement. “She was funny and caring and truly one of a kind. Her strength and love will never be forgotten.” Brennan is survived by her ex-husband, David John Lampson, their two sons, Patrick and Sam.
Three stars. PG-13. Contains mature thematic material, profanity and sexual content. 98 minutes. Ratings Guide: Four stars masterpiece, three stars very good, two stars OK, one star poor, no stars waste of time. Ann Hornaday writes for The Washington Post.
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But because he was inexperienced with the weapon and the car lurched forward, McLaren said the shot went awry and accidentally hit Kennedy, who was struck in the neck but quite possibly not fatally wounded by Oswald’s second shot. “We don’t suggest that he was in any way involved in a conspiracy,” McLaren said of Hickey. The Warren Commis-
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination this fall, a TV network will take another look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of the bullets that felled Kennedy. ReelzChannel’s JFK: The Smoking Gun is based on the work of retired Australian police Detective Colin McLaren and the book Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK by Bonar Menninger. McLaren spent four years combing through evidence from Kennedy’s death on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. He and Menninger also relied on ballistics evidence from an earlier book by Howard Donahue. The two-hour docudrama airs Nov. 3 in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It suggests that agent George Hickey fired one of the bullets that hit Kennedy. Hickey, who is now dead, was riding in the
car behind Kennedy’s limo that day. “What we’re saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment,” McLaren told the Television Critics Association on Sunday. When Lee Harvey Oswald fired his first shot, McLaren said Hickey responded by trying to fire back on Oswald’s position using his Secret Service-issued rifle.
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Company scouts area MULTINATIONAL CONSULTING COMPANY UPSTREAM DOWNSTREAM SPECIALIZED SERVICES INC. VISITS REGION BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A multinational consulting company is considering Central Alberta as a possible location for its Canadian headquarters. Officials with Upstream Downstream Specialized Services Inc. (UDSS) visited the region on Wednesday. They met with municipal and economic development officials, as well as representatives of Red Deer College, spending time at the college and at the Red Deer Airport. Jaime Cocuy, chief marketing officer with the Florida-based company, said UDSS currently has an office in Montreal,
but plans to relocate it to Alberta. The new site will either be in Calgary or Central Alberta. Focusing on the oil and gas sector, UDSS serves clients in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and the United States. It provides professional and technical services, and also recruits and trains skilled workers for companies, with an emphasis on exploration, drilling, development, production, and chemical and petrochemical refining. Cocuy said UDSS’s typical office consists of about 10 to 12 people, with these made up of executives, operations managers and administrative personnel.
Additional resource people are brought in as needed and on a project-by-project basis. Fernando Gutierrez, USDD’s chief operating officer, accompanied Cocuy to Central Alberta. He said Alberta is an industry leader when it comes to unconventional oil and gas development, and his company hopes to tap into that expertise. “A lot of the products we’re looking at is more targeting unconventional oil resources, which we identify as the next important boom or movement in the countries where we operate — in Latin America mostly.”
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Talisman posts operating loss Talisman Energy’s offshore operations in Norway are up for sale, the oil and gas company said Wednesday as it posted an operating loss that missed analyst expectations. CEO Hal Kvisle said the Norway assets, which aren’t part of Talisman’s core business, take up a “disproportionate” share of spending and are better off in someone else’s hands. A formal sale process is underway and interest in the Norway assets has been strong so far, he told analysts on a conference call. Part of the Norway sale will include Talisman’s interest in the offshore Yme field, where the company recently reached a settlement with contractor SBM Offshore to dismantle and scrap a faulty production platform.
U.S. economy remains sluggish The U.S. economy grew from April through June at an annual rate of 1.7 per cent — a sluggish pace but stronger than in the previous quarter. Businesses spent more, and the federal government cut less, offsetting weaker spending by consumers. The government on Wednesday sharply revised down its estimate of growth in the January-March quarter to a 1.1 per cent annual rate from a previously estimated 1.8 per cent rate. Though growth remains weak, the pickup last quarter supports forecasts that the economy will accelerate in the rest of the year. Economists think businesses will step up investment, job growth will fuel more consumer spending and the drag from government cuts will fade. The April-June growth figure indicates that “the recovery is gaining momentum,” Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics, said. — The Associated Press
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Mucho Burrito opens second eatery A year after Mucho Burrito arrived in Red Deer, the fast-food restaurant has opened a second location. The Mexican-themed business began serving customers at Deer Park Centre late Wednesday. The franchise is owned by Karan Seth and Aman Buttar, who opened the city’s first Mucho Burrito in Taylor Plaza last July. The restaurant serves burritos, quesadillas, tacos and other Mexican fare, with an emphasis on nat-
ural ingredients and customized meals. At 2,200 square feet, the Deer Park Centre location is bigger than its Taylor Plaza counterpart, said Seth. But the menus of the two restaurants are identical. He said public response to the first Mucho Burrito has been very favourable, prompting the partners to lease the former Safari Spa & Salon space when it became available.
Seth said they wanted to tap into the market on the other side of the city. Mucho Burrito was founded in Mississauga, Ont. in 2006. It’s since expanded to about 70 locations in Canada and several more in the United States, said Seth. Hours of operation at both local restaurants are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
Canadian protectionist practices in agriculture hurting sector: report “The Canadian food industry can become more prosperous by serving fast-growing markets... and consumers benefit from a greater variety of food products at lower costs,” said Michael Burt, the director of industrial economic trends for the Ottawa-based thinktank.
the former category. “A (deal) between Canada and the European Union, with comOTTAWA — Canada is only plete trade liberalization of the hurting itself by maintaining high food sector, would lead to resourcprotectionist barriers on its agries shifting from the production of culture sector, says a report which milk and dairy to other segments cites Canadian tariffs on agriculsuch as grains, oilseeds and other tural imports as among the highest processed food,” it explains. among food exporting “(Overall) as a nations. result of a more efThe paper, from ‘THE CANADIAN FOOD INDUSTRY CAN ficient use of our the Conference Board, resources, the food BECOME MORE PROSPEROUS BY SERVING notes that Canada has would see a FAST-GROWING MARKETS... CONSUMERS sector talked a good game significant increase about liberalized in both output and BENEFIT FROM A GREATER VARIETY OF trade — particularly exports,” the report FOOD PRODUCTS AT LOWER COSTS.’ on launching free concludes. trade talks with maAgriculture is a — PAPER, FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD OF CANADA jor economies in Eukey sticking point rope and Asia — but holding up a free has not acted when it trade agreement comes to the highly-protected ag“The only thing preventing Can- with the European Union, alricultural sector. ada from gaining these benefits is though sources suggest the impedThe report argues there is a big ourselves.” iment involves European barriers potential payoff in freeing trade The report makes clear, how- to imports of beef and pork from in food, particularly as Canada ever, that liberalizing trade would Canada. already exports significantly more result in some losers as well as food products than imports, by a winners, with the highly protected ratio of about 60 to 40 per cent. dairy industry falling squarely in Please see REPORT on Page C6 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — A steep drop in oilsands activity restricted Canada’s economy to a disappointing 0.2 per cent advance in May, diminishing prospects for what many hoped would be a more robust second quarter. In general, economists had expected a 0.3 per cent pickup from April — with some pencilling in 0.4 — based on previously reported strong indicators. But analysts had not counted on a 7.4 per cent dip in oilsands output, following a similar sag in April. The sector as a whole fell 2.2 per cent, causing a negative 0.3 per cent overall reading on the goods producing segment of the economy. Growth was rescued by a strong, and likely unsustainable, 0.5 per cent spurt in the services sector. “The economy is just grinding ahead and I don’t see a break-out one way or the other any time soon,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with BMO Capital Markets. “If the U.S. economy really does pick up steam in the second half of the year, and there are still compelling reasons to believe that is going to happen, that could help pull Canada out of the doldrums.” Analysts attributed weakness in the oil and gas sector to supply line bottlenecks and maintenance shutdowns at some facilities, but noted that the consumer cannot be counted on to continue as a major driver of growth given the current historically high levels of household debt. CIBC economist Avery Shenfeld noted that the wholesale and retail sectors were healthy, as expected, but factory output rose a bit less than anticipated. “We had been moving up our Q2 growth forecast as results rolled in for May, but this report will likely reverse those revisions. “June will be a wildcard, as it will be swamped by the Calgary flood impacts,” he said.
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Moore repeats message of more telecom competition BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA, Ont. — New Industry Minister James Moore says Canada needs more competition in the wireless industry, reiterating support for a policy that the Harper government has been long promoting. In a statement posted online Wednesday, Moore said the federal government wants all of Canada’s regions to benefit from competition, adding that more progress must be made. He said Ottawa will continue to stay the
course by ensuring Canadians benefit from a competitive telecom industry, noting that more competition has meant more choices and lower prices for Canadians. The statement repeats former industry minister Christian Paradis’ position that there should be four competitive wireless players in every region of the country. There have been reports that big U.S. carrier Verizon wants to enter the Canadian wireless market by purchasing small carrier Wind Mobile and was in talks to buy struggling company Mobilicity. Foreign ownership restrictions for small
wireless companies with less than 10 per cent of the wireless market have been loosened, which paves the way for Verizon and other foreign competitors to enter the cellphone market and buy up these players. But Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Telus (TSX:T) and Bell (TSX:BCE) have been complaining that they want a level playing field and should not be prevented from buying up these companies because of the rules. Telus had recently been blocked by the government from acquiring Mobilicity.
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Wednesday as July trading came to a close with losses across most sectors despite positive U.S. economic data. Market reaction to the end of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting was muted as the central bank — as widely expected — offered no clues as to when it might start to wind down a key bit of stimulus. The S&P/TSX composite index dropped 95.11 points to 12,486.64 as the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would carry on with its monthly $85 billion of bond purchases and that rates will remain unchanged near zero. Traders think it is far more likely the Fed will move towards tapering the purchases at its next meeting in September. The loonie was ahead 0.28 of a cent to 97.35 cents US as the greenback further weakened following the Fed announcement mid-afternoon. However, bond yields were little changed with the benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury at 2.65 per cent. The currency had been lower earlier after other data showed that Canadian gross domestic product grew by 0.2 per cent that month. Economists had looked for a 0.3 per cent rise from April. The growth picture was better in the U.S., where GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 per cent during the second quarter, higher than the one per cent advance that was expected. The Fed also said economic growth increased at a modest rate since the last meeting, a slight downgrade from the moderate pace that was assessed at the last meeting in June. New York indexes were generally lacklustre as the Dow Jones industrials lost 21.05 points to 15,499.54, the Nasdaq was ahead 9.9 points to 3,626.37 while the S&P 500 index slipped 0.24 of a point to 1,685.72. There has been much speculation surrounding the Fed over the last two months, since chairman Ben Bernanke first mentioned that the central bank could start to taper its bond purchases later this year if economic conditions warrant. This key piece of economic stimulus is credited with keeping long term rates low and fuelling a strong rally on markets. Traders are now focusing on Friday and the release of the July nonfarm payrolls report. Payroll firm ADP reported Wednesday that private sector employment increased by a better than
expected 200,000 during this month. Economists expect the economy cranked out about 190,000 jobs during July. The base metals sector led decliners, down 1.5 per cent while September copper rose eight cents to US$3.12, more than making up for Tuesday’s seven-cent drop. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 33 cents to C$24.06. The gold sector fell about 1.2 per cent as December bullion shed early gains following the release of the positive jobs and economic growth data, falling $11.80 to US$1,313 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) gave back 72 cents or 4.06 per cent to C$17. The telecom sector was down 1.2 per cent with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) down 85 cents to $41.04. Financials also weighed, down 0.75 per cent as Scotiabank (TSX:BNS) lost 76 cents to $58.01. Intact Financial Corp. (TSX:IFC) exceeded analyst estimates following several recent catastrophes that will result in millions of dollars of payouts by the insurance company. The company had 89 cents per share of net operating income, down from $1.35 a year earlier but 16 cents a share better than anticipated and its shares ran up $1.67 to $60.41. The energy sector was slightly lower as the strong U.S. GDP showing helped push the September crude contract in New York up $1.95 to US$105.03 a barrel even as U.S. inventories increased by 400,000 barrels last week. Analysts had looked for a three-million-barrel decline. But inventories have declined 30 million barrels over the past month. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) reported a $27 million loss from operations, or three cents per share, in the quarter, down from a year earlier profit of $71 million or seven cents per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had recently lowered their estimates for Talisman to less than a cent per share of adjusted earnings. Talisman also revised its 2013 production guidance to the lower end of estimates and its shares fell 30 cents to $11.64. The information technology sector led TSX gainers, up 3.9 per cent as CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A) posted a profit of $178.2 million or 56 cents per share for the third quarter, up from $87.2 billion or 33 cents per share last year. Revenue was up to $2.57 billion from $1.06 billion and its shares jumped $3.17 or 9.8 per cent to $35.50.
UDSS: Access Prosperity pitched visit Gutierrez said one possibility might be a training program developed in conjunction with Red Deer College that USDD could offer to its clients. “The idea is to leverage Red Deer’s capabilities, not only in oil and gas but also on the business side, and offer some certificate programs in the market,” said Cocuy. USDD could also help Canadians who have or would like to invest in the energy markets where USDD is already active, said Cocuy. “We have relationships, we understand the market, we understand the culture; so we represent a conduit for them to be able to access that market in a quicker and a much more efficient manner than if they were to try to do it on their own.” Cocuy said representatives from Central Alberta: Access Prosperity — a regional economic development organization — pitched this area to USDD during the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. That led to the him and company CEO Pedro Orihuela travelling to Calgary in June for the Gas & Oil Expo. Although Orihuela was initially interested in Calgary as a potential location for his company, Cocuy said that Central Alberta: Access Prosperity’s Danielle Klooster and Matthew Cornall convinced them to consider the Red Deer area as well. That prompted Wednesday’s visit. “It would be one of the two,” said Cocuy of Central Alberta and Calgary. “The decision is based on what makes the most sense for our business and where we would have the closest proximity to our clients and the people that we would do business with and engage with. “But a lot of it also has to do with the connection within the community.” He said a decision could be made by the end of August, and that he and Gutierrez were impressed with Central Alberta. “It’s a great environment.” USDD is also looking to expand its presence in the United States, and move into the Middle East and Africa, said Cocuy. But an Alberta office is the current priority. firstname.lastname@example.org
ECONOMY: Soft growth Earlier in the month, the Bank of Canada had predicted a soft one per cent growth rate for the second quarter as a whole, judging that June’s Alberta floods and Quebec construction strike would chop about 1.3 percentage points from what might have otherwise been a decent performance. The TD bank said the shocks could result in a 0.4-0.5 per cent con-
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MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,486.64 down 95.11 points TSX Venture Exchange — 917.34 up 2.94 points TSX 60 — 714.68 down 8.04 points Dow — 15,499.54 down 21.05 points S&P 500 — 1,685.72 down 0.24 point Nasdaq — 3,626.37 up 9.90 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.35 cents US, up 0.28 of a cent Pound — C$1.5622, down 0.78 of a cent Euro — C$1.3664, unchanged Euro — US$1.3302, up 0.39 of a cent Oil futures: US$105.03 per barrel, up $1.95 (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,313 per oz., down $11.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $20.891 per oz., down 21.3 cents $671.65 per kg., down $6.84
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TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 917.34, up 2.94 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 118.44 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.20 higher $485.00; Jan. ’14 $2.30 higher $489.00; March ’14 $1.90 higher $492.30; May ’14 $2.10 higher $494.80; July ’14 $2.30 higher $497.70; Nov. ’14 $5.20 higher $497.70; Jan ’15 $5.20 higher $479.80; March ’15 $5.20 higher $479.80; May ’15 $5.20 higher $479.80; July ’15 $5.20 higher $479.80; Nov. ’15 $5.20 higher $479.80. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 unchanged $189.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $194.00; March ’14 unchanged $194.00; May ’14 unchanged $194.00; July ’14 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $194.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $194.00; March ’15 unchanged $194.00; May ’15 unchanged $194.00; July ’15 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $194.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 212,200 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 212,200.
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Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.54 Canyon Services Group. 12.59 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.42 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.750 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.02 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.60 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 93.75 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 45.19 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.52 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.60 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.07 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.92 Penn West Energy . . . . . 12.15 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.590 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.47 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 32.46 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.64 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15.12
General Motors Co. . . . . 35.87 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.16 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.43 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.70 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 47.50 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 31.21 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.15 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 46.93 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 84.53 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.21 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.50 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 49.01 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 14.35 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.45 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 64.13 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.47 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.84
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS — The International Monetary Fund said Greece had made “exceptional” progress in stabilizing its economy and remains on course to emerge from a near six-year recession in 2014, despite missing targets to axe state jobs and the threat of an 11 billion euro ($14.6 billion) gap in bailout financing. In a 207-page report published Wednesday, the Washington D.C.based institution also cautioned that Greece needs to make major structural reforms so its economy can grow in the long-term. Greece’s coalition government is struggling to meet staff reduction targets in the large public sector, and is due to announce details later Wednesday of its plan to suspend up to 25,000 employees on reduced pay by the end of the year. Though some will then be transferred, the government admitted that some won’t find a new job and will be fired. The IMF report follows the payment of the latest 2.5 billion euro installment of bailout loans to Greece from its European partners, in addition to which the fund contributed some 1.7 billion euros. However, one IMF Executive Board member from Brazil abstained from approving the IMF payment, claiming in a statement that “recent developments in Greece confirm some of our worst fears” and that “implementation has been unsatisfactory in almost all areas.” The country has been surviving on rescue loans from the IMF and other eurozone countries since 2010, when it lost access to long-term debt markets. Austerity measures demanded in return for the 240 billion euro ($319 billion) bailout program have hammered the economy and seen unemployment surge to 27 per cent. Greece’s annual economic output is around a fifth smaller than when it entered recession in 2008. “The fiscal adjustment remains ex-
traction in the last few weeks of the quarter. Still, most analysts say the central bank is too pessimistic and that the April-June period will average around 1.5 per cent. Going forward, the third quarter could be held back by negative developments in the world potash trading sector, which may delay what the Bank of Canada anticipates will be a positive turning point in the economy. Canada’s lacklustre report for May was aided somewhat by better than expected numbers south of the border, with U.S. gross domestic product growth coming in at 1.7 per cent for the quarter — a good result given the negative impact of government cutbacks — and a preliminary job creation estimate of 200,000 for July. As well, the more precise number in Canada was 0.24 per cent, meaning the performance was closer to analyst expectations than the headline suggests. The loonie initially slid 0.13 of a cent on the Canadian report, but recovered all the losses and was moderately stronger by mid-morning to 97.25 cents US. With Canada’s housing sector at its cycle peak, consumers highly indebted and governments cutting back, economic bulls such as the Bank of Canada are counting on a surge in exports feeding growing demand in the United States to become the mainstay of the Canadian recovery going forward. The better than expected gross domestic product number in the second quarter gives some support to the analysis, although economists say the U.S. will need to pick up the pace to well above three per cent for Canada to receive a significant boost.
AGRICULTURE: Difficult issue Canada is believed to have agreed to lower tariffs on European cheese exports if a deal is finalized, but the federal government has insisted it will not sacrifice the supply-management regime that protects Quebec and Ontario dairy farmers. Agriculture also figures to be one of the more difficult issues to crack in the TransPacific Partnership talks and negotiations with Japan, two other free trade fronts Canada has opened in an effort to diversify its exporting sector. In an interview, Burt does not advocate unilaterally dropping tariffs, noting that other nations also protect their food sector. But says Canada’s walls are unusually high compared to other like nations that are significant net food exporters. Through the controversial supply-management regime, Canada imposes 246.8 per cent tariffs on dairy imports. It also maintains high tariffs barriers on animal products (30.5 per cent); cereals and preparations (20.3 per cent) and even 10.4 per cent levies on coffee and tea. Meanwhile, other net food exporting nations like Australia, New Zealand and Chile have chopped its tariffs to single-digits.
ceptional by any international standard,” the IMF said. The IMF described the country’s privatization program as being “painfully slow” and expressed concern that mass staff transfers and firings planned in the public sector may not have the desired effect. “The (IMF) is concerned that the focus is shifting significantly away from ensuring the exit of redundant and unqualified staff to relocation of such staff within the public sector,” it said. Poul Thomsen, the IMF’s mission chief in Greece, said he was confident the recession would end soon and that eurozone countries would make good on their pledge to provide Greece with additional debt relief after Athens balances its state budget. “I have no doubt we will see a bottoming out of recession next year, early next year. I am still confident,” Thomsen said. In Wednesday’s report, the IMF also predicted the bailout program would fall short of Greece’s needs by 4.4 billion euros ($5.84 billion) next year and by 6.5 billion euros ($8.63 billion) in 2015. The IMF — describing the expected shortfall as a “test of European support” — said that finance ministers from the 17 euro countries have already begun discussions on plugging financing gaps. The Greek government, meanwhile, said it was finalizing a credit system for its new transfer-and-firing mobility scheme in the public sector — taking qualifications, work assessment and experience, as well as family status and other “social factors” into account — to meet its target of firing 15,000 workers on the state payroll by the end of next year. Workers will be suspended on reduced pay during an assessment period of up to eight months — a plan that prompted the civil servants unions ADEDY to announce work stoppages Thursday and Friday in protest. The government conceded that many of those suspended would ultimately be fired — in contrast to an earlier pledge.
Oilsands leak blamed on well failure BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. says a “mechanical failure” at an old well is behind ongoing bitumen seepage at its oilsands project on the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in northeastern Alberta. The Calgary-based company (TSX:CNQ) said Wednesday the damage has been contained and the cleanup is proceeding well. “Canadian Natural is confident the cause of the seepage is due to the mechanical failure of well bores in the vicinity of impacted locations,” president Steve Laut said in a conference call. “We have a pretty good idea of the likely well bores.” At least one critic wondered if that was the whole answer, pointing out that an earlier spill at the same site was judged to be at least partly caused by CNRL’s practices. Quoting from an investigative report into a 2009 CNRL leak, the Pembina Institute noted that the regulator concluded: “The (Energy Resources Conservation Board) is also of the view that geological weaknesses in combination with stresses induced by high-pressure steam injection may have contributed to the release.” For weeks now, bitumen has been oozing to the surface at CNRL’s Primrose project, which uses high-pressure, high-temperature steam to soften underground bitumen and force it up wells. Almost a million litres of bitumen have so far leaked into the bush and muskeg and another 2,400 litres seep in every day. Laut said each of four locations where bitumen has been oozing to the surface has been secured. The affected area has now been reduced from about 20 hectares to 13.5 hectares and much of the bitumen has already been removed. “The bitumen emulsion will continue to seep at an ever-declining rate for a period of time,” said Laut. “There is effectively little to no environmental damage to manage the ever-declining seepage.” The seepage consisting of bitumen instead of oil makes the cleanup easier in some ways, he added. “It’s heavy and it’s viscous and it doesn’t actually flow unless it’s warm, so it doesn’t go very far and it’s very easy to collect.” Laut said an old well drilled in 1997 by a previous operator is the suspected culprit. The company will check records for all the wells on its lease to see if any of them might pose a future risk. “If we see wells that are flagged as having higher risk, we’re going to go back and determine if there is a risk there. If there is a risk, we’ll remediate it.”
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Aug. 1 1975 — Saskatchewan Roughrider George Reed rushes for 100 or more yards for the 59th time, setting a pro football record. 1971 — Canadian government ends censorship of letters to and from prisoners in federal institutions. 1968 — Royal Canadian Mint starts replacing silver with nickel in Canadian coin-
age, except for commemorative items and the silver dollar. 1957 — U.S. and Canada reach agreement to create NORAD, the North American Air Defense Command, to meet the threat from Soviet bombers. 1945 — Sir Harold Alexander becomes Governor General of Canada. 1908 — Coal mining town of Fernie, B.C. destroyed by fire. 1885 — Louis Riel is found guilty of treason and sentenced to death. The defense’s plea of insanity not believed by Anglo-Saxon, Protestant jury.
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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 www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca 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”
GERRARD A Memorial Service for the late Kathleen Gerrard will be held at the Wimborne Alliance Church on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. HEARTLAND FUNERAL SERVICES LTD., INNISFAIL entrusted with arrangements. 403.227.0006 www.heartlandfuneralservices.com
SCHEWALJE Dan 1945 - 2013 It is with immense sadness that the family of Dan Schewalje, of Red Deer, Alberta, announces his passing on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the age of 68 years. Dan was born at Loon Lake, Saskatchewan and was raised on a farm at Goodsoil, Saskatchewan, along with eight siblings; one being his twin. Although he was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Red Deer had been his home for over 35 years. He was proud to be a welder and had opportunity to work in many places around the world. Dan will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Lorraine; sons, Darcy of Calgary, Trevor of Sylvan Lake and Tytan of Sylvan Lake, as well as by his loving dog Vadum. Also left to mourn the loss of Dan are his eight siblings, Dave, Clem, John (Elaine), Adeline (Tony), Celestine, Marion (Bob), Clara (Ed) and Sylvia (Glen), numerous extended family and many good friends. Dan was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Adolph. In commemoration of Dan’s life, A Funeral Service will be 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 Cemetery, Red Deer. As a tribute to Dan, any welders attending are encouraged to please join the procession to the cemetery in their welding trucks. In honour of Dan, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Red Deer Heart Function Clinic, 3942-50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040
THANK YOU - EVANS, Peggy “The Girls”, Susan and Maxine, and sister Lois would like to thank everyone for their phone calls, cards, flowers, donations and condolences at the passing of our Mom and sister, Peggy Evans. We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. A special thank you, to the kind, caring and compassionate nursing teams of Unit 32P and Unit 22, and to Dr. J. Hopfner and Dr. J. McIntrye. Also, thank you to Rev. Jeff Rock for his guidance, support and prayers. To the staff at West Park Lodge, we thank you for your loving care of our mother over the past year. We all appreciated the warmth and comfortable atmosphere of your facility. Susan & Maxine Evans and Lois Simpson.
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GROVE David Aug. 28, 1927 - April 25, 2013 A special memorial gathering will be held to celebrate David Grove’s life on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Please join Dave’s family and friends as we share stories, laughs, hugs and a few tears in his memory. It will take place at The Pioneer’s Lodge, 4324 46A Avenue, Red Deer at 2 p.m. Bring some of your favourite “Dave” stories to share.
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2-3 yrs. post secondary education. 2-5 yrs. training 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. Provide references The hourly rate will be $13.10. Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161
WE are looking for a F/T Assistant Cook, wage $13.50 hr/ 40 hrs./wk. Mail resume to: House of Eka 502, 4747 - 67 St.T4N 6H3
Of Red Deer is seeking exp’d. carpenters for the agricultural industry. Must have drivers license. Call Brad 403-347-6562 The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.
Central AB based trucking company requires
IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Busy road construction company looking for
Experienced P/T Cocktails Servers Apply in person after 3 pm.
Sales & Distributors
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
FINISHING HOE & DOZER OPERATORS
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: email@example.com Drywall BOARDER only. Must have 3 yrs experience. $30-35/hour depending on exp. (403) 358-6701 EXPERIENCED sheet metal installer req’d. Residential new housing and/or replacement expertise req’d. Call Brad 403-588-8399 or email brad@ ComfortecHeating.com
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@ reddeerdancemagic.com
& Company Drivers 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 Start your career! See Help Wanted
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk
in CLEARVIEW AREA Cole St. & 1 Block of Cornett Dr. $62.00/mo. 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. TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113.00/mo.
EXPERIENCED VALVE PERSONNEL & ASSISTANTS WANTED Advantage Valve in Sylvan Lake is moving into a new GUITAR INSTRUCTOR: ALSO Are you a musician looking facility and expanding. We are looking for experienced to share your passion for valve personnel and music with those in your Timberstone Way, assistants. Knowledge in community? Join our Talson Pl., Thomas Pl., API, ANSI and Actuated dynamic team and share Thompson Cl., Valves with ability to deal Misc. your talents & love of music with customers in service Help Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. with students of all ages would be an asset. We and abilities. Now Hiring $200.00/mo. for Fall 2013. Submit resume offer competitive wages & $14.50 base/appt, FT/PT benefit package. & cover letter to: office summer openings, customCall Jamie EMAIL: cliff@ @reddeerdancemagic.com er sales/svc, conditions advantagevalve.com or apply 17+, training given. 403-314-4306 FAX: 403-887-1463 Call Today 403-755-6711, Apply Online @ F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS Trades work4students.ca GRAYSON EXCAVATING - Good hours, home every LTD. requires experienced night, $4000-$6000/mo. Academic Express foremen, pipelayers, Contractor must have truck ADULT EDUCATION equipment operators, or van. Tools, supplies & AND TRAINING Class 1 drivers, topmen ladders required. Training and general labourers for provided, no experience NOW HIRING installation of deep utilities needed. Apply to: FALL START (water and sewer). Fax email@example.com • Community Support resume to (403)782-6846 Worker GOODMEN or e-mail to: info@ • Women in Trades graysonexcavating.com ROOFING LTD. • Math and Science in Requires the Trades Classifieds...costs so little for work in • GED classes days/ Saves you so much! SLOPED ROOFERS evening Red Deer LABOURERS TOO MUCH STUFF? & FLAT ROOFERS Gov’t of Alberta Funding Apply at: Let Classifieds may be available. help you sell it. Email: careers@ Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email 403-340-1930 clarkbuilders.com DISPATCHER req’d. firstname.lastname@example.org www.academicexpress.ca Knowledge of Red Deer Fax: 1-888-403-3051 or (403)341-6722 and area is essential. www.clarkbuilders.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! Verbal and written MECHANICAL Business in communication skills are Central Alberta is Now resume by fax ADULT or YOUTH req’d.toSend hiring Journeyman HVAC 403-346-0295 CARRIERS Technicians. Experience in A/C, Residential and NEEDED Business Commercial. Service backFor delivery of ground a must. Estimating Opportunities Flyers, Express and an asset. Applicant must Sunday Life have valid drivers license APPLY NOW and be willing to work on ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK call rotation. Competitive NOW HIRING in Salary. Please submit G.M. Tech or ASEP. resume to wcmltd@telus. With good communications MUSTANG ACRES net or fax 403 783-3531 skill and work ethics Mobile Home Park to work with award winning Shipper / Receiver & G.M. dealership in AES INDUSTRIAL Lacombe Alberta. SUPPLIES LTD. Good hrs & bonus. for KENTWOOD looking for an energetic/ production. enthusiastic individual for Training provided . our receiving department. Kingston Dr. Kendall Apply to confidential Fax resume to Cres. & Kane Cl. email: 403-342-0233 email@example.com ALSO WATER WELL DRILLING Kelloway Cres. ARBOR-TECH COMPANY IN BENTLEY Kensington Cl. Utility Services Ltd. REQ’S EXPERIENCED Kyte Cres. is looking for a career Drillers & Helpers minded, experienced to Drill for Pilings GYROTRAC OPERATOR ORIOLE PARK with class 3, air. All safety Must be willing to work WEST tickets required. away from home. Meal and Accommodation Oswald Cl. Class 1 license. provided when out of town. Wage is negotiable. Fax resume with drivers Company benefits.Variable Call Joanne abstract: 403-748-3015 shift. Full time. References 403-314-4308 info required. Please fax your resume to (888) 509-1726 Truckers/ or email: k.szczerba@ Drivers CRYSTAL GLASS is arbortechservices.ca seeking MOBILE REPAIR OPERATOR. Must have DRIVERS for furniture vehicle, pay is hourly and moving company, class 5 commission. Will train. required (5 tons), local & Drop off resume at: long distance. Competitive 4706-51 Avenue or fax wages. Apply in person. 346-5390 or email: 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 firstname.lastname@example.org
Carpenters & Labourers
(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. MICHENER AREA 131 papers daily $777.00/mo. ROSEDALE AREA 113 papers daily $605.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information
Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 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 Start your career! See Help Wanted
MATURE FEMALE: Cleaning, shopping, assist. senior male. Cash paid daily. Resume req’d. 403-342-6545
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INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.
EVESTROUGH / WINDOW HOUSECLEANING Weekly or bi-wkly service. CLEANING. 403-506-4822 Experienced & Reliable. GUTTERS CLEANED & call Jan 403-392-3609 REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 VINYL SIDING CLEANING VELOX EAVESTROUGH Eaves Trough Cleaned, Cleaning & Repairs. Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Pricing. 403-506-4822
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BLACK CAT CONCRETE LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 Flooring BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, LAMINATE and hardwood 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980 installers, com/res, professional, reliable, 30 CONCRETE??? yrs. experience 403-358-0091 We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Handyman Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 Services DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your TIRED of waiting? Call reno needs. 403-506-4301 Renovation Rick, Jack of MAMMA MIA !! all trades. Handier than Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 403-391-2169 587-272-1999
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
Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving central AB. 403-318-4346
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5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666
JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888 PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. We carry WCB & Liability Insurance. 403-307-4798
SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit helpinghands.com for info.
WINDOW / EVESTROUGH CLEANING. 403-506-4822
RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 D3
UN gives green light to investigate chemical weapons attacks SYRIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.N. experts will travel to Syria as soon as possible to investigate three alleged incidents of chemical weapons attacks, the United Nations announced Wednesday. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the green light for the investigation followed “the understanding reached with the government of Syria” during last week’s visit to Damascus by U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane and the head of the chemical weapons investigation team, Ake Sellstrom. The announcement caps more than four months of behind-the-scenes talks aimed at getting chemical
Kauns Seed Farm
Now hiring for full time/part time position. Applicant must have Ag experience. Duties would include Seed Plant, Farm Equipment, and Truck Operation. Must have Class 1 license. Seed Cleaning experience would be an asset. Phone 403-886-4562 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
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LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489
Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
experts on the ground to investigate more than one alleged incident. Whether any signs of chemical weapons use remain at the three sites months after their alleged use remains to be seen. The mandate of the investigation team is to report on whether chemical weapons were used, and if so which chemical weapon, but not to determine the responsibility for an attack. When Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon agreed to a U.N. investigation in March, he said the announcement “should serve as an unequivocal reminder that the use of chemical weapons is a crime against humanity.” Nesirky said Sellstrom’s team will visit Khan alAssal, a village on the southwestern outskirts of the embattled city of Aleppo, which was captured by the rebels last week and was under attack by govern-
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
- OAK BEDROOM SUITE, BED, TREADMILL, BEIGE & WOOD 3 PC. LIVINGROOM AND TABLES, TRIPLE DRESSER WITH MIRROR, WINE RACK, 2 METAL DESKS, LEGAL FILING CABINET, 6 PC. CEDAR PATIO SET, 4 GREEN OFFICE CHAIRS, CHRISTMAS TREE WITH TRIMMINGS, SEE PHOTOS ON KIJIJI. MAKE AN OFFER. (403) 782-5489 - LACOMBE
Stereos TV's, VCRs
SONY STEREO, holds 3 CD’s, $50. Hardly used; SONY Radio, Cassette & CD player, $15. 403-340-0675
Misc. for Sale
2 BDRM. LAMPS, $15. JUICER, $25. 403-340-0675
SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca
2 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets $875/mo. 403-343-6609
CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, LEGEND 4 wheel scooter Sept. 1. $900/mo., S.D. $900 403-347-2531 $650. 403-304-5337 NEWSPAPER Farmers' CARRIERS EASTVIEW, 1 bdrm. bsmt. Market suite, fully furnished, n/s, REQUIRED Cats no pets, avail. Aug. 1, EAST HILL SASKATOONS $800/MO, utils, incld, For afternoon 4 KITTENS U-Pick 403-782-9357 TO GIVE AWAY. Lacombe Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, delivery LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. (587) 876-7847 Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. once per week SUITES. 25+, adults only 403-597-9243 $10/4L. 403-392-6025 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 THE JUNGLE FARM BEAUTIFUL 2 Calico kitIn the towns of: LARGE 2 bdrm, with new Strawberries Now Avail. tens, 1 gorgeous rose Monday-Saturday 8-6. colored male, desperately paint, new carpets, security cameras, private parking, Blackfalds Also available, need loving homes. Very new appls. to over 40 year pickling cucumbers. playful & active. Lacombe old quiet tenants. Laundry Call 403-227-4231 FREE. 403-782-3130 Ponoka on site, heat & water incl., www.thejunglefarm.com GORGEOUS m. red tiger no pets for $950 rent/$950 Stettler Follow us on Facebook. striped kitten, socialized damage. 403-341-4627. and litter trained free to Call Rick LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. good home 403-782-3130 SUITES. 25+, adults only for more info Firewood MOTHER CAT & KITTENS n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 403-314-4303 TO GIVE AWAY. AFFORDABLE Black, and Black & Grey. 403-340-3562 Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. NEW 8 wk. old kittens, 1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 variety of colors, long hair Adult bldg. N/S No pets NEWSPAPER FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, & short hair, free to good 403-755-9852 CARRIERS Poplar. Can deliver homes PENHOLD, 2 bdrm apt. REQUIRED 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 403-782-3130 3 flr. no pets. Aug. 1. LOGS SIAMESE (2) kittens and $840./mo. $500 s.d. To deliver Semi loads of pine, spruce, Also 1 BURMAN kitten. 403-596-8571 tamarack, poplar. $50/ea. 1 day a week in Price depends on location. 403-887-3649 OLDS Lil Mule Logging BOWDEN 403-318-4346 1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, Sporting RIMBEY Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner N/S. No pets. Goods BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / 403-596-2444 del. Lyle 403-783-2275 Please call Debbie AS NEW 4 seater golf cart VERY NICE 1 bdrm. bsmt. at 403-314-4307 $5000 403-347-1526 suite, in Lancaster, private Household entrance, infloor heating, SOURCE ADULT VIDEO freshly painted, $700/mo., requires mature P/T help Appliances Travel incl. utils. & cable. 3 pm-11 pm. weekends RENTED APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Packages Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. TRAVEL ALBERTA warr. Riverside Appliances 3301-Gaetz Avenue Roommates Alberta offers 403-342-1042 Wanted SUBWAY SOMETHING for everyone. All Red Deer Household OVER 200 channels, TV Make your travel Locations supplied, MUST love dogs, plans now. Furnishings Hiring Immediately must be working M., rent Food Counter Attendants $550., N/S, 403-358-3786 MATTRESS - Double, Are you looking for a career Country Rest Platinum. opportunity with excellent $75. 403-346-7825 Rooms benefits, a mature working environment and opportunity For Rent WANTED to advance? If so, Subway Antiques, furniture and has a position for you! 2 BDRM. bsmt, shared estates. 342-2514 AGRICULTURAL Please apply online @ kitchen, prefer employed or RV Queen Mattress. mysubwaycareer.com or student. Avail. immed. CLASSIFICATIONS Like new. 60”x74”x6”. Drop resume off in person 403-342-7789, 358-0081 $65. 403-755-3556 2000-2290 at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Or email to SOFA & LOVESEAT Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 email@example.com Light beige in colour. or Call us at 403-342-0203 $200. 403-341-5430 FURN. room for female Horses N/S student. 403-755-7570
TO ADVERTISE YOUR SALE HERE — CALL 309-3300
84 ARCHER DRIVE, Lulu Lemon, new dresses, clothes, shoes. Lots of children/teens/adult books, art, frames, household items. Aug 1 & 2 Thurs 1-7 & Fri. 10-4
108 OAKWOOD CLOSE Thurs. 5-8, Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-4 Sporting equipment, household, luggage, Huge variety of items
Anders on the Lake 73 ALBERTS CLOSE Fri. 2nd 5-8, Sat. 3rd 9-4 Downsizing: Household, pots & pans, bedding, silk plants, Panasonic 53” TV & misc.
Rosedale 23 RUTTAN CLOSE Aug. 1, 2 & 3 Thurs. & Fri. 2-8, Sat 9-1 Collectibles, Doulton, Royal Albert, Evesham, Chrystal, toys, household/ kitchen items, books & much more.
4417 EMBURY CRES. Aug. 2nd & 3rd, 10-6 Collectibles, books, frames & pics, CD & tape players, tiles, jewelry, fabric, garden, etc.
GIGANTIC garage sale. Fri. Aug. 2, 4-8, Sat. Aug. 3, 9-3. 9 Stewart St. Bikes, skiis, furniture, you name it!
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225
Move right into this brand new Laebon Home in Timberstone. 2,135 sq. ft. 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths. OPEN CONCEPT $466,100. Call Chris 403.392.7118
Live the Sylvan Lifestyle
Brand New Laebon Home, 2 bdrms. 2 baths, Open concept floor plan for under $300,000. Call Jennifer 403.392.6841 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550
MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550
32 HOLMES ST.
HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995
Houses For Sale
BY OWNER 1107 SQ. FT. home in Clearview Meadows, 4 bdrms, 3 up, 1 down, 2 baths + ensuite, dev. bsmt., det. dbl. garage, numerous upgrades. $348,500. 403-396-9207
Lots For Sale
Locally owned and family operated
4160 2007 TOYOTA FJ Cruiser, C Package, auto., loaded 75,000 kms. Very nice, trades considered. $19,900. 403-598-0682
New 3 bdrm. home
in Sylvan Lake Move right into this popular Laebon floor plan 1,172 sq. ft. 4 stainless steel appliances, 2 baths Call Jennifer 403.392.6841
CLASSIFICATIONS 4400-4430 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
wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300 Why Rent, Buy New Well-designed 2 bdrm. home in Red Deer. 4 stainless steel appliances, great location close to amenities. $314,800. Call Chris 403.392.7118
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MASON MARTIN HOMES New condo, 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., $189,800. 403-588-2231 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
2012 Toyota Corolla S 4A in Black Sand Pearl - Stock# D71571, 9,100 km - $19,900 or $144 b/w 84 mo reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225
NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason Martin Homes 403-588-2550
2003 Ford Excursion 4X4, 7.3 L diesel, $16,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634
2010 Toyota Corolla S 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic - Stock# D61441, 71,000 km - $15,900 - $115 b/w 84 mo. reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 email@example.com
1994 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr., loaded. clean. 352-6995 1988 TRANS AM GTA 75,000 miles. $4000 firm. 403-588-0362
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.
MANUAL TRANSMISSION FOR 1998 SUNFIRE. $100 OBO. 403-343-0823
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
Public Notices 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
2007 Toyota Tundra DC Ltd. in Slate Metallic - Stock# D71323, 78,000 km - $25,900 - $247 b/w 60 mo reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 firstname.lastname@example.org
2009 Toyota Corolla CE 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic - Stock# D20191 65,800 km - $13,900 - $134 b/w 60 mo reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 email@example.com 2009 TOYOTA Camry LE in Alpine White - Stock# D40641, 115,500 km - $14,900 - $123 b/w 72 mo. reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE OF A KIND
1985 Vanguard 24’, completely re-built inside & out. Better than new! All work done by Gord Schmitt RV Services in Lacombe. Can be seen at 25 Fulmar Cl, Sylvan. Fred, 403-887-4631 Make me an offer I can’t refuse.
2010 CHEV Silverado LT 4X4, Z-71, dual exhaust, cold air intake, iron cross bumpers, 24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2010 CAMARO 1LT,3.6L, Synergy Green option package, sunroof, 29,638 kms., $24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid in Clearwater Blue Metallic - Stock# 10487, 30,800 km - $22,900 - $165 b/w 84 mo reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 email@example.com 2012 Honda Accord SE in Polished Metal Metallic - Stock# D30421, 42,900 km - $21,900 - $158 b/w 84 mo reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 firstname.lastname@example.org
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
Borrow up to 20K and pay $387./mo. at 8%. Personal & small business loans. Bad credit OK. Call Toll Free 855-331-5322
2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Mobility in Frosted Mink Pearl - Stock# D40621 78,900 km - $23,900 - $229 b/w 60 mo. reddeertoyota.ca (403) 343-3736 email@example.com
4 - M&S tires, 215/60R15 Radial LL600. $200 firm. 403-309-7387 or 403-392-6138 (cell)
2002 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $5950. 403-348-9746
(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555
2006 CHEV 2500 4x4, crew cab, loaded, blue, nice shape in and out $8850.403-348-9746
2010 TOYOTA Rav4 Ltd. PINE LAKE V6 in Pacific Blue Metallic new home in gated community - Stock# D61071, 69,900 km on golf course overlooking - $26,900 - $194 b/w 84 mo Pine Lake. Open floor plan, reddeertoyota.ca vaulted ceilings chef kitchen (403) 343-3736 fully developed basement, firstname.lastname@example.org master suite has fireplace 2009 TOYOTA Rav4 Ltd. and beautiful ensuite, golf in Blizzard Pearl - Stock# course and clubhouse and D61851, 84,600 km pool just outside your door. Vendor may take trades and - $23,900 - $195 b/w 72 mo reddeertoyota.ca carry financing Glen or Bill (403) 343-3736 780-482-5273 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday ● Summer Village of Gull Lake Centennial Celebration will be held Aug. 2 to 5. Many special events will be held throughout the weekend including an art show on Friday, environmental displays with speaker John Acorn, kids’ crafts and street dance on Saturday, regatta, park dedication, and activities on Sunday, and pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday. See all the details at www.gulllakecentennial.com or email msdavis@ nucleus.com. ● Provincial Tennis playoff will be held Aug. 2 to 4 for categories 3.0/4.0/5.0 at Red Deer Tennis Club. See www.reddeertennis.com or phone 403346-7567. ● Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library are pleased to present Judith Anne Moody and Carol Ritten Smith reading from their literary works at First Friday on August 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in conjunction with the exhibit Alberta Skies: Works by Judith Hall which is on display in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch until August 25. The artist Judith Hall will also be in attendance. ● First Friday’s lineup on Aug. 2 includes: Art from the Street, 4935 51 Street, from 6 to 8 p.m. Alberta Skies and library readings with Judith Moody and Carol Ritten Smith at Kiwanis Gallery (Red Deer Public Library) from 6:30 to 8:30, Little Fears with Laura O’Connor at the Harris-Warke Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m. and Places, with artist Paula Sommers at Marjorie Wood Gallery, Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 5 to 7 p.m. ● Cronquist Tea House is now open for lunch and tea, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the new menu. Phone 403-346-0055. ● Historic Markerville Creamery Museum regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the summer 2013 until Sept. 2. Self-guided, guided or group tours available. Enjoy ice cream, Icelandic treat and more at Kaffistofa (coffee shop) and gift shop. Contact 403-728-3006, or 1-877-728-3007, or email@example.com.
Saturday ● MAGnificent Saturdays offer free art making with a professional artist from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery in downtown Red Deer. The Aug. 3 session is called Chalk It Up! with artist Carlene La Rue. All materials supplied. Families welcome. Phone 403-309-8405. Free with admission. ● Feature concerts will be offered by the students on Musicamp Alberta. On Aug. 3, enjoy Intermediate Band and Peterkin Symphonic Band at 2 p.m. at the Arts Centre Mainstage. Free of charge. See www.rdc.ab.ca ● Bentley United Church Thrift Shop is open Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. from May long weekend to Sept. long weekend. In July and Aug. the thrift shop is also open on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Contact Gail at 403-748-2935.
Tuesday ● MusiCamp Alberta — The Summer Music Experience faculty and guest recitals will be held Monday to Friday, July 29 to Aug. 9, 8 p.m. nightly on Mainstage, in Red Deer College Arts Centre. Free of charge. See www.rdc.ab.ca ● Totally Tokyo Japanese Jam — Teen Summer Reading Club — goes on Aug. 6 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library. Create your own Angry Birds, monkeys, pandas and other creature, race you origami frog and master the art of candy sushi rolling. For more information call 403-346-7470.
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card games are played on the following days during the summer: Canasta — Mondays at 1 p.m., Singles Bridge — Wednesdays year round at 1 p.m., $2; Partner Bridge — second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., $3; Euchre — first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m., $2 and Scrabble on Fridays at 1 p.m., $1. For more information on cards please call Diane at 403-3436074. ● Toy Lending Library is open at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. A current library card is needed to borrow toys, games and puzzles for up to three weeks. Call Children’s Services at 403-346-4688. ● Ivan Daines Friends and Heroes Country music Picnic will be held Aug.. 7 to 11 at the Daines Ranch and Rodeo Grounds north of Innisfail. Gates open on Aug. 5 to campers. Gate admission is $30 day or $75 for a week pass. Family, youth and pre-sale tickets available. Visit http:// ivandaines.com/ for music lineup, clinics and more. Donations accepted for the Brain Injury Centre in Ponoka, Kidney Support and the Red Deer Hospice. ● Auditions for Butterflies Are Free, directed by Tanya Ryga, for Central Alberta Theatre, will be held at the Memorial Centre on Aug. 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. Seeking one young man, a young woman, one middle aged woman and one man from 20 to 30 years. Bring biography and photo. For appointment call Judith at 403-309-3590. Run date are Sept. 26 to Oct. 13. Non equity event. ● Women Out Walking, a chance to meet new friends and get to know the park trails, will meet at Native Friendship Centre at 9:45 a.m. On Aug. 7 meet for a walk around Bower Ponds to Lower Heritage Ranch. Call Pat at 403-340-0020 to confirm program if weather looks poor. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Gaetz Valley Band is on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Tea, luncheon and tour will be hosted by the ladies of Sunnybrook Farm Museum on Aug. 7 from noon to 3 p.m. Relax in the 1889 log house and enjoy a lunch, home-made pie and musical entertainment. Then take a seat on the guided tour wagon and learn about the history of the farm museum. Cost is $10. Large groups please call ahead. For more information call 403-340-3511.
Thursday ● Teen Summer Reading Club at the Dawe Branch of the Red Deer Public Library offers teens aged 12 and up a day to design a Read Poster with the theme of journey through space and time. Join other teens on Aug. 8 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ● Photo ID Clinic will be offered on Aug. 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at #301, 5008 Ross Street. The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic provides free Affidavits of Identification that are notarized by a lawyer. This ID does not replace government issued ID, but is intended to help people access basic service while replacing proper ID. To book an appointment, call 403.-314-9129. ● Diabetes: The Basics, is a six hour group session offered by Alberta Health Service professionals to help local residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Sessions will be offered on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Aug. 1 to 29, at Bethany Collegeside. For more information or to register call 7-877-341-6997. ● Red Deer Area Hikers meet on Aug. 8 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for a 7 km hike to Bower Ponds. Hike will be cancelled if weather unsuitable. Phone Art at 403-347-5778, or Mavis at 403-343-0091 or Sharon at 403-340-2497. ● Laughter at the Laft Hus is a summer program for children ages five to 12 to learn some Norwegian culture. Cost is $30 per child when preregistered for four sessions or $10 per child for one session. Dates are Aug. 8 and 23 on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Email norwegianlafthus@ gmail.com or call 403-347-2055 to register.
REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Students’ Association of Red Deer College operates an online housing directory at www. sardc.ab.ca/housing.htm to help students find housing. Individuals interested in listing their rental accommodation on the directory may do so at the site. Each listing costs $15 plus GST and is valid for 30 days from the date of posting. Payment can be made with the online payment tool, by phone, or in person at the Students’ Association Office during regular business hours. Phone 403-342-3200. ● Redeemer United Reformed Church will hold a vacation school for children entering kindergarten to Grade 5. Bible school takes place from Aug. 12 to 16, at Church of the Nazarene. To register call Val at 403-789-7787 or Nicole at 403885-5867. Bustles, Bebop and Blogs: a Jazz Centennial — Jazz at the Lake will celebrate Sylvan Lake’s Centennial with Joanna Borromeo: Modern Groove Jazz. P. J. Berry Quartet: Bebop, The Jessica Stuart Few, and Dee Daniels Quartet: Straight Ahead Jazz. Tickets for the August 10, 16 and 17 concerts are available now at www.jazzatthelake.com ● St. John Ambulance Sponsor a Sitter Initiative offers a subsidy that allows for economically-disadvantaged youth aged 11 years and up to take What Every Babysitter Should Know on Aug. 15 in Red Deer. Sponsorship provided by Real Canadian Superstore, Wal-Mart, and United Way. See www.sja.ab/ca, or phone 1-800-665-7114. United Kids Camp, presented by Gaetz and Sunnybrook United Churches, will be held Aug. 12-16 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages five to eleven at Gaetz Memorial United Church. 2013 camp theme is the Wonderful World of Water with games, crafts Bible stories and music. Parent and youth volunteers are welcome. Rides are available from Sunnybrook United Church. For information and registration forms go to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403347-2244. ● Central Alberta Music Festival to be held Aug. 16, to 18 features Bill Bourne, Randi Boulton, Captain Tractor, Amos Garrett Jazz Trio and many more. Volunteers are still needed for gates, security and a variety of other position. To volunteer email email@example.com. Check out the on-line festival website at www.centralmusicfest. com for camping information and tickets. ● Central Alberta Singles dance will be held Aug. 10 at Penhold Hall. Music by Phil Wayne. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members welcome. For information, call Elaine
at 403-341-7653 or Bob at 403-304-7440. ● Workplace Communication and Skills for Newcomers Program will be offered at Red Deer College, Aug. 12 to 30, Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free child minding provided for ages six years and up. Free training for permanent residents and refugees. Proof of completion of LINC 4 or a CLB assessment is required. For information, or to register, 403-346-8818 — Immigrant Centre. ● Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is calling for volunteers to help with a charity barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 10 and 11, from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sobey’s South Location. Call Kelly at 403340-7379 for further details. ● United Way’s 2013 Kick Off Luncheon will take place Sept. 12 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel.Tickets are $50 each or a corporate table of eight seats is $400. member agencies tickets are $25 each. Be sure to wear red to show your support. Order your tickets online at www.caunitedway.ca or by calling Jennifer at 403-343-3900. ● Red Deer Christmas Bureau will hold a garage sale on Aug. 29-31. Donations are being accepted form Aug. 6 to Aug. 27 at #4 7803 50 Ave on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No mattresses, computers or large appliances please. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org of call 403-347-2210. ● The Central Alberta Gliding Club is holding a Chics Take Flight event on Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Big Bend Airport north west of Innisfail. Event is open to the public, especially women who wish to learn more about soaring. Register for a flight in a sailplane, cost $100, or try a flight simulator. Skydivers, demonstrations, prizes, vendors, lunch and refreshments will be available. For more information or to book a flight, go to www.chicstakeflight.ca or call 403-341-9125. ● Swim for Somalia on Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Rimbey Aquatic Centre. Register as an individual or a team of two. Collect pledges and swim for two hours to show support for young women in Somalia. For more information and to register, contact Emily at email@example.com or phone 403-843-2437. ● Babysitter’s Course will be offered by the Canadian Red Cross on Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Penhold Regional Multiplex, Room Three. Cost is $50 for ages 11 to 15 years. Please bring a bagged lunch or purchase from concession and bring a doll to practice with for the course. Register before Aug. 9 by calling Jennifer at 403-
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Jaycob Hoedel, 4, runs from a splashing by his parents’ friend Chad Fraddette as the Red Deer families join other Central Albertans on the Ebeling Day Use Area beach at Gull Lake’s Aspen Beach Provincial Park July 9, 2012. A Gull Lake Centennial Celebration is all set for this weekend. Beginning Friday, Aug. 2, and running through the weekend celebrations will include an art show, Tai Chi, kids crafts, a horseshoe tournament; John Acorn, the nature nut, speaking on natural history; water quality and a beach workshop. Other activities include a beef and beer dinner, street dance, sailboat regatta and a dedication of Centennial Park. A pancake breakfast will close out the festivities on Sunday. Admission to the event is free. For more information, visit www.gulllakecentennial.com. 886-3288. ● The Golden Circle is offering a bus trip to Camrose on Sept. 16 and 17. This overnight trip will include shopping, walking, Bailey Museum Tour, Railway Museum and more. Price is based on double occupancy. Cost is $100 for member or $125 for non-members. For more information, call Diane at 403-343-6074, ext. 108. Book early. ● Choral Singers’ Unite Society is currently seeking new and enthusiastic singers for the upcoming season. The society is made up of three choirs and one acapella vocal ensemble including anyone from grade one through age 100! Auditions continue throughout summer with rehearsals to start in Sept. For more information about the meeting times and location of each choir, visit www. scureddeer.com or call Lisa at 403-318-9205. ● Horseback fundraiser for the Brain Tumor
Foundation of Canada in memory of Jeffrey Varney, will be held on Sept. 14 at Rolyn Hills Guest Ranch, east of Red Deer on Hwy 595. The event includes a poker rally on horseback, followed by barbecue and optional camping. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sarah at 403-392-4844. ● Raise the Woof: a stand up comedy show in support of the Red Deer and District SPCA, will be held on Sept. 14, with cash bar at 6:30, dinner and show to follow. Tickets, $85.25, include buffet dinner and drink tickets with all proceeds to RDSPCA. Order through Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. For corporate tables of eight, $560, include signage, and may be ordered directly from the SPCA by email to email@example.com. Visit www.woofraise.com to learn more about the entertainment.
U.K. court rules against euthanasia BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — A British appeals court upheld a law against euthanasia in rejecting appeals from two severely disabled men who argued that doctors should be allowed to legally kill them. The two men — one of whom died of pneumonia last year — claimed their right to “private and family life” as guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights was being violated since they were not allowed to choose how and when they wanted to die. In a judgment issued on Wednesday, the Court of Appeal acknowledged the current law interferes with that right but ruled the ban on euthanasia is justified. It upheld a decision by the High Court last year that any changes to the euthanasia law must be made by politicians, not judges. In a unanimous ruling, the judges said the two men had “permanent and catastrophic physical disabilities” but said the issue of euthanasia “raises profoundly sensitive questions about the nature of our society.” The judges wrote that “Parliament represents the conscience of the nation” and said the court had no jurisdiction to challenge the legal ban on euthanasia. “I am absolutely gutted,” said Paul Lamb, one of the men involved, who was severely paralyzed after a car accident. “I was hoping for a humane and dignified end,” Lamb said in a statement. “This judgment does not give me that.” Lamb said he would carry on with the legal fight for euthanasia. His lawyer said they were considering options
for appealing the case to the Supreme Court, together with the widow of the other man in the case, Tony Nicklinson. In a related case, the court ruled that an appeal by another disabled man to clarify who will be allowed to help people commit suicide, should be allowed. At the moment, the Crown Prosecution Service does not prosecute close family and friends if they help loved ones travel abroad to commit suicide as long as they act in good faith. There is no such provision for doctors or nurses, for whom it is illegal to help or even provide medical records for patients if they suspect they may want to go abroad for assisted dying. Lawyers for a man known only as Martin argued the policy was “defective” in failing to outline cases where health care professionals might be allowed to help their patients die. Martin’s family wants no involvement in his suicide. In its ruling, the court said that while it was impossible to guarantee immunity for a health-care professional who helps someone commit suicide, the current policy should be amended to be more precise. Keir Starmer, director of public prosecutions, said it would be sensible to have the advice of the Supreme Court before any amendments are made to the guidelines. His office is appealing the decision to the Supreme Court. In Europe, euthanasia is allowed in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland, the only European country that allows foreigners to travel there to die.
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Dear Annie: I’m a senior in college I appreciate that I have a good marand live at home. riage, a good job, great kids and a nice My parents, especially my father, home, but the absence of just one good are controlling and overly attached to friend saddens me greatly. me. I’ve had enough and am planning Do you have any advice? — Lonely on moving away the second I graduate, for Friends but my family doesn’t seem to get this. Dear Lonely: It can take a long time They tell me about graduate schools to get to know someone in middle age, and full-time job opporwhen friendships are tunities in or near our already entrenched town. They’ve offered from work, church and to let me live rent-free community. in the house if I stay in You would need to the area after college. make a greater effort, These “suggestions” inviting someone for are starting to pile up, lunch several times, and graduation seems before the comfort levso far away. I can’t let el promotes a closer myself fall into the friendship. same trap that got me In the meantime, to stay with them at the please look into the start of college. Red Hat Society (redHow do I say I’m hatsociety.org) and leaving for good? — Nomeetup.com for peobody’s Baby Boy ple in your area who Dear Nobody: Your are actively looking to parents don’t “get it” make new friends. because they see no Dear Annie: Your MITCHELL indication that you are answer to “Loved leaving anytime soon. the Show, Disliked & SUGAR They’ll believe it the Seat,” the person when it happens. whose seat at a BroadWhile many kids way show was partially would appreciate their taken over by a “rather parents’ offer to stay large” woman, was torent-free, we agree that tally off the mark. you should strike out on your own. You said to show tolerance. That’s Loving parents guide their children absurd. The person whose personal to be independent. You don’t need to seating space is being invaded needs keep saying you are moving out. Sim- to go to an usher or, better yet, to manply save your money and find a place agement and request another seat. you can afford, in whatever city you Chair arms at performance spaces prefer. Research job and educational are there for a reason. If someone feels opportunities. that he or she needs more space than What you cannot do is expect your the establishment has allotted, he or parents to cover your expenses when she should make arrangements for speyou no longer live at home. Good luck. cial seating. Dear Annie: I’m a married female Obese people are required to buy in my early 50s and haven’t had a real two seats on airplanes. Why not do the friend in more than 20 years. same for theaters and sports stadiums? It’s not a question of meeting peo- — Been Sat On at a Performance, Too ple. They just don’t seem to gravitate Dear Sat On: Going to an usher or toward me. management is a perfectly valid way to I’m considerate and clean and have address this. a good sense of humor. I’m a bit on the Unfortunately, it usually necessishy and quiet side, but I’m friendly and tates missing part of the show to loa sympathetic listener. cate someone in authority and finding I have often made the first move equally desirable, unoccupied seats and invited someone to join me for elsewhere. lunch. They accept and seem to enjoy Charging double for theater seats is our time together, but they never re- an argument we don’t have space for ciprocate. here. At work, everyone seems to buddy Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy up with someone else, and though ev- Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edieryone appears to like me, I have no tors of the Ann Landers column. Please buddy of my own. email your questions to anniesmailbox@ I’ve been to counseling twice and comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, have read books on making friends, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, and neither has helped. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
SUN SIGNS on more private issues. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The more you engage yourself with others, the more your needs seem to be in synch with your own perspectives. You may endure a harder time focusing on your health and may be required to make a radical change in it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your focus is fully lit towards career prospects. You seek recognition and rewards for your hard work. Supervisors and authority figures are scrutinizing you just like under a magnifying glass. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Laziness can take over your entire ambition and cause you to procrastinate. You have promised yourself many times before that you will be more organized and will follow through your projects more systematically. Be true to yourself. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Intimacy issues may feel
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Jaret Chatwood makes a shot while playing croquet at the Cronquist House on Tuesday. Chatwood joined his Red Deer Rigger teammate Joel Peterman as they took on the challenge brought down by their friends Matt Geddes and Blake Ransom. Every Tuesday the Cronquist House offers their croquet set up to the public to play on the lawn outside the tea house.
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Contest accents Canuck doughnut love OAKVILLE, Ont. — After scarfing down portions of 16 Tim Hortons doughnuts in two hours, his blazer jacket likely just a bit tighter than it was when the day began, Jason Priestley beamed with what he described as an abiding sense of patriotism. “I really felt a responsibility to try to find the best eight doughnuts to send out to my fellow Canadians,” Priestley said Tuesday. “Tim Hortons is part of my country, and I get very defensive of Tim Hortons, and I feel like I need to protect the menu here, so I’ll do everything I can to make sure nothing untoward is going to happen to my Tim Hortons menu.” Priestley was among four judges who chose eight finalists in the “Du-
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life. “The reason that bit on ’How I Met Your Mother’ was so funny is because it’s true,” said Priestley. “We are a nation of doughnut-eating people. ... It’s so random and strange but that’s just part of who we are. And we are also a nation of people who aren’t afraid to laugh at ourselves, and that’s where this stems from.” Priestley, who rose to fame for his role as squeaky-clean teen Brandon Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210” and currently stars in TV’s “Call Me Fitz,” took his role in the judging process very seriously. Over the course of Tuesday’s tasting event, he and his fellow panellists dropped culinary
know-how in discussing flavour profiles, the balance of potential versus execution, the grammatical precision of each user-written doughnut description, and the target market, asking whether or not “a hockey dad at 5 a.m.” would want to order certain entries. “I have always been a great flag-waving Canadian, even though I’ve lived in America for the greater part of my life now,” said the 43-yearold. “Tim Hortons has been a part of my entire life here in Canada, and for a lot of us, certainly from my generation going back, I think there are some of us who have not known a Canada without Tim Hortons. It’s just a part of the fabric of our country.”
And speaking of fabric — now that he’s done sampling Canadians’ wildest baked fantasies, Priestley is focused on getting that blazer to fit again. “Maybe I’ll just jog to the airport from here, maybe go for a cleanse for the next three or four days.” The contest winner will receive a $10,000 grand prize. A Tim Hortons spokeswoman says “the expectation” is the winning doughnut will also replicated in stores nationwide. Canadians can vote online on the last eight doughnuts standing beginning Aug. 5. Online: http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/tools/ duelling-donuts.html
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honours from the panel, which also featured execs from Tim Hortons (TSX:THI) and TV host Ben Mulroney. The contest was dreamed up after Priestley appeared in an episode of the sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” last February, which riffed on the idea that Canadians were defined by their double-doubles and Dutchies. In a fake documentary, the Los Angelesbased actor claimed he had invented “The Priestley,” a strawberryvanilla doughnut with a chocolate Timbit nestled inside. Tim Hortons then created a batch of the fictional pastry, and asked Canada to bring their own doughnut dreams to
elling Donuts” contest, which asked Canadians to submit their ideas for a new doughnut. The chain received some 63,000 entries. The panel, which was given 16 doughnuts to try, eschewed some of the more far-out combinations — ingredients included devil’s food cake, pretzels, caramel popcorn and chunky peach filling — for the simpler, more elegant pastries. Among the finalists chosen were the meltymarshmallow “S’more Of It,” the banana-cream “Monkey C-Donut, Monkey Do-Nut,” the self-explanatory “Dark Chocolate Cherry Chunk” and the “Oreo Borealis.” The recreation of Nabisco’s classic creamfilled cookie earned top
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