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Olsen, Green meet PLEDGE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PUSH FOR TOUGHER PENALTIES FOR DRUNK DRIVERS BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF A face-to-face meeting between a victim of impaired driving and the man who killed her family members has resulted in the two pledging to work together to push for tougher penalties for drunk drivers. Sandra Green, whose daughter and son-in-law, Krista and Brad Howe, were killed by impaired driver Chad Olsen, arranged to meet Olsen recently at the same Red Deer intersection where the parents of five young children lost their lives. Since Green and Olsen spoke in person about the fatal collision, the two have been working towards a shared aim — Green said both are committed to lobbying government for lengthi-


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er prison sentences for convicted impaired drivers. Olsen had indicated when he was granted parole that he was committed to sobriety, and changing his life, she added. And he recommitted, during their

meeting, his intention to write to politicians, urging them to adopt tougher anti-drunk driving laws. Olsen also pledged to keep speaking to members of the public, including school groups, about the magnitude of the tragedy he caused, said Green.

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“It’s not like we’re working together, arm in arm . . . but we are on the same page,” added the mother, who has since been in email contact with Olsen.

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Mural artist Carmen Winter paints a stylized portrait on one of five large panels outside the X-Static Night Club on Little Gaetz Avenue. As part of the City of Red Deer sponsored Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Winter along with other artists are putting their talents to work to beautify the downtown core in an effort to reduce graffiti in the area.

Pride events planned for Aug. 9-11 BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s gay community hopes upcoming Central Alberta Pride will become a reoccurring celebration. For the first time in Red Deer there is a planned weekend of pride events, running from Aug. 9 to 11. But they haven’t had the easiest time being accepted in the community.

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In 1998, then mayor Gail Surkan said she would likely turn down a request for a gay pride day and a city councillor at the time, Jeffrey Dawson, proposed a motion requiring council to openly debate any special day declarations, including Pride. In 2000, city council adopted a policy that instructs the mayor to deny a request to recognize a contentious or divisive issue, which Dawson said would include pride. However, at the time no one had

approached the city about a pride day. In 2003, the gay-friendly Diversity Days were held. They were billed as a day to celebrate diverse ethnic, religious and sexual orientations. Even then they drew stiff opposition to the idea. Now organizers of Central Alberta Pride hope the community has grown.



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A Ponoka man is facing multiple offences, including forcible confinement and assault with a weapon, after an erratic driver struck pedestrians and multiple vehicles in north Red Deer on Wednesday. Red Deer City RCMP received the first dangerous driving complaint at about 4:30 p.m., and calls from the alarmed public continued for the next 20 minutes. Police heard a male motorist was driving erratically along a number of city streets, including Holt, 61st and 63rd Streets, 50th and 53rd Avenues. The suspect allegedly struck three vehicles as well as two pedestrians and placed many other people at risk, said Cpl. Leanne Molzahn of City RCMP. One pedestrian was hit after exiting a vehicle that was previously struck by the same erratic driver, said Molzahn. In both cases, the pedestrians sustained minor injuries. There was substantial damage to the three vehicles that were crashed into, as well as to a broken fence. Through the investigation, the police learned the erratic driver had allegedly been holding a female passenger in his vehicle against her will for part of the time.

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Website owner charged over grisly video gets bail second time EDMONTON — A website owner who is charged over a grisly video at the centre of the Luka Magnotta murder case has been granted bail for the second time.

Mark Marek was arrested just outside Edmonton last week for allegedly breaching his original bail conditions. They include not using the Internet or having a cellphone. The 38-year-old was picked up at a gas station last Friday after police received a tip that led them to an Edmonton-area storage facility.

Marek has pleaded not guilty to a corrupting morals charge for allegedly posting a video from Magnotta while knowing it depicted a real killing. The video allegedly showed the slaying and dismemberment of Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal. Magnotta has pleaded not guilty and is to go to trial in September 2014.


MEETING: Green not sure if ‘closure’ can ever happen She initially requested a meeting with him last spring through Restorative Opportunities, a Correctional Service of Canada program that offers people who have been harmed by a crime, either directly or indirectly, a chance to communicate with the offender who caused the harm. As participation is voluntary, Olsen also had to agree to the meeting, and he was willing. The two first got together at the Red Deer Lodge in March, and then again in June at the 30th Avenue intersection where the February 2010 collision occurred. While Green is not sure if ‘closure’ can ever happen when a personal loss is so profound, she does feel she gained something by seeing that Olsen was truly remorseful about his actions. “You never get over something of this magnitude, but the end of (Krista and Brad’s) lives is not the end of mine, and is not the end of their children’s lives . . . you have to achieve some kind of resolution. “It’s helped me that I feel (Olsen) is sincere, he is sorry and he has regrets. It’s better than if he had just thumbed his nose at me and didn’t come.” While Olsen spoke to the Advocate at length about his remorse in an earlier interview, he did not want to comment further when contacted this week. Green said Olsen had asked her about which politicians he should send letters to about toughening penalties against drunk driving. He also spoke publicly in Northern Alberta about his actions and how his life was also changed that night. “Everyday I think about it, but I think about what I can do to make it better. I don’t want to see anybody go through what (the Howe’s relatives) have done though or what I’ve put myself through,” Olsen stated to another media outlet after the meeting with Green. He added that returning to that intersection was about facing his demons and accepting responsibility, “not hide away and shy away from it. It would be easier to not know my victims, know nothing about them and just try to move on but . . . I don’t know, it’s just not me I guess.” Green said Olsen also plans to speak at a school in his home hamlet of Sedalia. She noted that she will be forever joined to him by a terrible event that neither of them chose to happen, but resulted because of Olsen’s decision to drive that night. “I don’t suppose (impaired drivers) are trolls or ogres, or terrible people who have no conscience. But they make choices that in some cases lead to something horrible happening that claims lives.” She hopes that Olsen’s discussions about how the crash impacted his life, beyond his seven-month prison sentence, will help get more Albertans to support getting tougher penalties. “It should carry some impact.” Both she and Olsen were among 35,000 people who signed a petition launched by the Families for Justice group in B.C., who are lobbying for a fiveyear minimum prison sentence for impaired drivers who cause death. Green doesn’t believe that’s even long enough, “but it’s a start.”

DRIVER: Charges laid The victim accused the suspect of threatening her before she was able to escape. As a result of the public’s assistance, police were able to locate the suspect vehicle and take the unwilling driver into custody. Joseph Paul Donovan, 34, was charged with numerous Criminal Code offences, including assaulting a police officer, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm. He will appear in Red Deer provincial court today.

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Cynthia Perreault holds on to the Central Alberta Pride sign while Maraya Hammond raises her hand in the air as members of pride prepare to march in the Westerner Days Parade on July 17. It was the first time Central Alberta Pride had marched in the parade and they took it as an opportunity to raise awareness of their cause and their coming event. For the first time in Red Deer there will be a pride weekend, scheduled for Aug. 9 to 11

PRIDE: No issues so far Chris LeVann, a Central Alberta Pride committee member, said while they have had challenges getting the event organized, none of those challenges have stemmed from intolerance, but rather the typical challenges associated with organizing, planning and executing any event. “In terms of negative response from people, no,” said LeVann. “We haven’t heard anybody make derogatory remarks.” Planned events include a proclamation from the mayor’s office, set for at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9 at City Hall Park. “I didn’t think there would be an issue getting it,” said LeVann. “Morris Flewwelling has been progressive as a mayor and it wasn’t much of a surprise that he was going to be supportive of our community.” After that, people are invited to hang around downtown, specifically the Ross Street patio area to mingle and shop. Some downtown businesses are offering special deals for people who shop Friday after the proclamation such as DOSE Coffee, Talk of the Town clothing store, Cafe Pichilingue and the Velvet Olive. Aug. 10 events include a Fruit Float down the Red Deer river, meant for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and queer community of Red Deer and their friends and families. They plan to launch at Fort Normandeau and float together to the recently reopened McKenzie Trails. That night there is a show, Dirrty and Drag, at The Vat featuring the Dirrty Show, a local adult comedy duo, and drag queens and kings starting at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door are $15. The weekend closes Sunday with a multi-faith service at Cronquist House in Bower Ponds at 11 a.m., provided by the queer-positive Central Alberta United Churches and a family barbecue sponsored by Mr. Mike’s at the Kiwanis Picnic Shelter, from 12 to 3 p.m. Though there was an event last year, it was a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday event billed as Red Deer Pride Days and a one-off. This time the idea is to encompass all of Central Alberta, from Leduc to Airdrie and Rocky Mountain House to Provost.

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“We want it to be Central Alberta Pride, not just Red Deer Pride,” said LeVann. As a way of promoting this upcoming pride event, for the first time ever, members of Central Alberta Pride took part in the Westerner Days parade. Sixteen people marched promoting Central Alberta Pride during the July 17 parade through downtown Red Deer. “There were a few confused responses, some were absolutely ecstatic and others were, I don’t know if they were confused or they just sat there with blank faces,” said LeVann. City councillor Paul Harris, who is gay, said he is glad Central Alberta Pride is happening. “It’s about diversity and to me, it is long overdue,” said Harris, adding it was nice to see the group in the parade. “It means we’re growing up. I think there has been a lot of discrimination in the community for the last several decades and we’re probably moving past that.” Harris said he has heard from people who say they are going to go down and celebrate along with the gay community. LeVann has lived in Red Deer for most of his life and said he feels the community has come a long way in terms of being accepting of the gay community. “I’ve spent the last decade coming out in this fairly redneck environment and I’ve had a really good experience coming out,” said LeVann. “Even though I do expect there will be some negative grumbling or some comments from certain segments of society, I believe the more blanket reaction to it will be positive.” A big reason for the pride event was not only to announce that there is a gay community in Red Deer. “The argument can be made we don’t need to have gay pride anymore because we have gay marriage and essentially every right that straight people have so you can say it doesn’t have to happen,” said LeVann. “There are still teenagers killing themselves because they’re gay, so long as that is occurring there needs to be groups such as this standing there and yelling ‘There is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay.’”






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B.C. girl youngest to have heart pump BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Muskaan Grewal didn’t know the little motor whirring inside her chest, keeping her alive, was like a medical medal of honour. Last September, when she was just five years old, the brown-haired girl with the toothy grin became the youngest person in the world to receive a special type of artificial heart called a Ventricular Assist Device, or VAD. All she knew was that the invisible machine was keeping her out of the hospital and giving her enough energy to ride a bike and go to school “like a little normal kid.” Doctors at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton also weren’t aware of the amazing feat until just recently, when the HeartWare company that manufactures the VAD told them that is had never had a younger recipient. So Muskaan and her family from Surrey, B.C., were introduced to a throng of reporters and cameras on Thursday — even though the pump is no longer in her body. Doctors explained that the VAD was only a temporary measure, giving the girl freedom from a hospital bed while she waited on a transplant list. Muskaan, now 6, received a real heart in July. The shy girl, surgery stitches and scars peaking out the neck of her flowered shirt, talked quietly about the 10 months she lived with the pump, how she could feel the machine inside her chest and hear it buzzing “like a bee.” A thin tube attached to the pump strung out of the skin near her stomach and attached to a battery-powered controller box, which she carried around in a backpack. At night, when she was sleeping, she plugged it all into a wall in her bedroom. Dr. Holger Buchholz, director of the Stollery’s artificial heart program, said children — even small babies — can get other types of artificial hearts but have to stay in hospital. It’s more common for adults to get VADS and there are about 30 who do each year in Edmonton. Buchholz said there’s also a handful of pediatric patients who get the pumps —the youngest 13 — but none as small as Muskaan. Patients typically have to be at least 27 kilograms. Muskaan weighed in well under that at 18 kg. She was only 10 days old when doctors diagnosed her with dilated cardiomyopathy, a rare condition that weakens and enlarges the heart. She spent years in and out of hospital for


Muskaan Grewal meets the media with her parents Sukhjit (left) and Harmon (right) at the Stollery Childrens’ Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday. Muskaan was introduced as the youngest person in the world to get a special type of artificial heart. She was five-years old and weighed just 18 kilograms when Edmonton doctors inserted the ventricularassist device in her chest last September. treatment and medications and, last fall, was flown to Edmonton when her heart failed. Her medical team debated whether to insert a VAD. They measured her heart, roughly the size of an egg. The pump was slightly larger and wouldn’t fit where it normally sits, under the heart. The Stollery’s chief pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Ivan Rebeyka, said a VAD had been inserted before in a six-yearold from Berlin, Germany. “We had to move fairly quickly in terms of making the decision to go ahead, because I don’t think she would have frankly survived for more than another week or two.”

When they got the go-ahead from her parents, Rebeyka inserted the pump on Muskaan’s left side and stitched a portion of it into the left ventricle of her heart. It worked like magic. Her parents received more than 30 hours of training: how to change her dressings, watch for signs of infection, replace the battery in her backpack every five or six hours so her heart wouldn’t stop beating. Teachers at her school also received medical lessons. “Of course everybody freaked out,” said Buchholz. But they soon all became confident with the procedures. The hardest part, the doctor said, was getting a child to understand how

to be so very, very careful with the equipment that was keeping her alive. “Of course, with a five-year-old, you have to teach her: don’t pull on it!” One day, when Muskaan was working on a craft, waving around a pair of scissors, Buchholz suggested maybe she should try painting instead. “But in the end, this is what we want — even if my heart rate goes up. We want to give them the best quality of life as possible and make it as safe as possible for them.” Harman Grewal said his daughter is happy to be free of the pump and its backpack. She is to returning home Saturday and hopes to someday soon go swimming and climb a tree.

Teenage girls who went missing while tubing found safe Five teenage girls who disappeared while tubing down the river near Bowden were discovered safe by rescuers after an eight-hour ordeal. The girls, ages 12 to 14, had been floating on tubes and rafts down the Little Red Deer River at Red Lodge



Work begins on river to help protect High River from future flooding HIGH RIVER — Work has begun on a river that runs along the hard-hit southern Alberta community of High River to help prevent future flooding. The provincial government says scraping is underway in the Highwood River to remove excess gravel, sediment and debris, which will increase the river’s flow. Rick Fraser, associate minister of flood recovery in the area, says rebuilding the town is a priority, but it’s also important to prevent a similar disaster. It’s expected that 64,000 cubic metres of rock will be removed from the river — enough to fill 26 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The rock is to be stored in the area and used in future flood mitigation efforts. The river work is expected to be completed by Sept. 15.

Calgary man sentenced to 90 days in jail for abusing girlfriend’s cat CALGARY — The Calgary Humane Society is applauding a 90-day jail sentence for cat abuse. Robert Habermehl was found guilty of wilfully causing pain and suffering to his then-girlfriend’s cat in September 2009.

Park on Wednesday when they failed to return to their departure location, as prearranged with relatives. Family members searched the area for them for five hours before notifying the park’s conservation officer of their disappearance. Police were told at about 5:40 p.m. that the missing girls were carrying no emergency supplies — or even shoes.

Innisfail RCMP arranged a search around the river, along with a park services ranger and Red Deer County Technical Rescue. This team is trained to complete water-based searches. An airplane was in the process of being dispatched by the Civil Air and Rescue Association when the girls were finally located some eight hours after they went missing. A relative

who had been involved in their search, came across the girls as they were returning to the park. According to Innisfail RCMP, the teenagers were cold and had sore feet, but were otherwise in good spirits. The police press release did not state which community the girls were from, and no officer could be reached for comment on Thursday evening.

The assault left the cat’s intestines hanging outside of its body, and officials determined it had to be euthanized. Brad Nichols of the humane society says it’s not often that people are sent to jail for hurting animals. He says he can only think of a handful of cases. During his sentencing hearing, Habermehl was taken to hospital after telling the judge he was having a heart attack. Habermehl, who represented himself in court, told the judge it was his fourth coronary episode in two weeks. The hearing was rescheduled.

porarily blinded and you’re operating a helicopter, what kind of precarious position that would put ... the pilot, the people inside the helicopter and of course people living on the ground.” Sanche is to appear in court again on Tuesday.

drink the water, or allow pets to drink it, and are even being told not to swim in it. In addition, people are cautioned to limit how many fish from the lakes they consume. In the last month, algae advisories have been issued for several bodies of water including Shiningbank Lake, Iosegun Lake, Snipe Lake, Bear Creek and Lake Isle. People who come in contact with the algae may experience skin irritation, rash, sore throat, sore red eyes, swollen lips, fever, nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea. Symptoms usually appear within one to three hours and resolve in one to two days, however, symptoms in children are often more pronounced. People who consume contaminated water as a primary source for drinking water can develop more serious illnesses, such as liver damage, over time.

Man in custody after powerful laser beam aimed at Calgary police chopper CALGARY — A Calgary police helicopter pilot was momentarily blinded when a beam from a powerful laser was flashed at the aircraft during a routine patrol. Police say a light from what’s known as a type-three laser was allegedly flashed three times at the chopper as it flew over a northwest neighbourhood in the night. Duty Insp. Guy Baker says officers cordoned off an area and eventually arrested a 19-year-old man. Michael Sanche is charged with assault causing bodily harm and two mischief-related charges under the Criminal Code. He is also charged under the Canadian Aviation Regulations Aeronautic Act. Police say the laser that was used can cause permanent blindness and can even burn skin. “This caused extreme anxiety of our pilot,” Baker said Thursday. “The potential for eye injury was great. “And you can imagine, if you’re tem-

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Sovereignty threatened by pact BY THOMAS WALKOM SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The U.S. government wants American police agents working in Canada exempted from Canadian law. If this is a surprise, it shouldn’t be. The secret American demand was unearthed this week by Canadian Press reporters looking into Ottawa’s much ballyhooed border deal with the United States. Announced in 2011, the so-called North American perimeter security pact would give Washington the right to have its agents and police officers operate alongside their Canadian counterparts within Canada. In return, the Americans have said they’ll make it easier for trucks to travel back and forth across the border between the two countries. While details of the pact remain sparse, it appears to give American agents working in so-called ‘integrated teams’ the power of Canadian peace officers - including the right to carry weapons and use them on Canadian soil. The Conservative government has said only that U.S. agents operating in Canada will be involved in ‘intelli-

gence and criminal investigations’ and that uniformed U.S. officers will help patrol the land border from the Canadian side. Theoretically, Canadian agents could operate with similar powers in the U.S. in order to provide an appearance of reciprocity. “This declaration is not about sovereignty,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said when he announced the new arrangement two years ago. In fact, it very much is. The latest revelation underscores this. A 2012 RCMP briefing note obtained by the Canadian Press points out that Washington and Ottawa have been at daggers drawn over whether U.S. agents and police officers who commit crimes in Canada would be subject to Canadian law. The Americans prefer to maintain sole legal jurisdiction over their agents operating abroad. In Afghanistan, for example, all U.S. government soldiers and officials are accorded diplomatic status - which makes them immune from Afghan law. Similar ‘status of forces agreements’ with other nations give Washington sole or shared jurisdiction over certain kinds of offences committed by American soldiers and their depen-

dants abroad. Under a 1951 treaty, even Canada has ceded some rights over U.S. and other NATO troops operating inside this country. But the 1951 treaty does give Canada the right to arrest and try NATO soldiers or their dependants who have committed non-military crimes such as murder. It seems now that the U.S. wants more. According to the RCMP memo, Washington is demanding that its police agents operating in Canada be entirely exempt from Canadian criminal law. A U.S. agent who, for instance, shot and killed a Canadian while on Canadian soil would not be subject to a Canadian court. That Washington prefers such an arrangement should surprise no one. The U.S. treasures its judicial system and is reluctant to let its citizens be subject to the whims of foreigners. This same mistrust is behind the U.S. refusal to recognize the International Criminal Court, a refusal that has put it in the same camp as China and Sudan. Canada, Britain and most other democratic nations do not have the same qualms about the ICC, which is a body set up to prosecute serious of-

fences such as war crimes. So it makes sense that the U.S. wants immunity from Canadian law for its police agents operating here. From its point of view, Washington is doing Canadians a favour by agreeing to patrol their sea, land and air borders. Canada, on the other hand, is a supplicant. Ottawa is desperate to keep trucks ferrying goods back and forth across Canada’s southern border. The Canadian economy is said to depend on it. If the Americans are allowed to run Canada’s border security as well as theirs, Ottawa figures, they will be more likely to let those trucks keep rolling freely. The federal privacy commission has already warned that the new pact will require Canada to share information with the U.S. that could lead to Canadians being tortured abroad. Now the RCMP is warning that the deal will exempt foreign police officers from Canadian law. Will all of this reduce Canadian sovereignty? Of course. Will this federal government balk at giving so much away? Don’t count on it. Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star national affairs columnist, writes on political economy.

LETTERS The evidence says Darian Durant is an elite player Allowing for an error in one’s own judgement isn’t an easy thing to do. And I have always admired someone who will actually put themselves out there. Jim Sutherland has put himself out there with his CFL opinions column Offside. I don’t know what his football background is, and to tell the truth I’m kinda jealous that he gets to write an article for the Advocate when he is apparently no more skilled than I. There is little doubt that he was right in his assessment of the second- and third-string starters that lit up the league last week. But some sober thought has to follow the glee in watching this influx of new talent. Firstly, as successful as Bo Mitchell’s first start was, he was playing against Winnipeg — a team whose defence logs incredible hours on the field because of the offence; a team that has been decimated by injury. Henry Burris is a good quarterback. At his age, he can still outperform most starters in this league. His passing stats are padded this year because his offensive co-ordinator does not use the run. Throw the ball more than anyone in the league, and if your stats aren’t the best you will be back home in Oklahoma in time for the harvest. Kent Austin is doing a rebuild, regardless of how he wants to word it, and he and his consultant Eric Tillman did not do a credible job of securing back-up players for their injury woes. I do believe it may be a different team in the future, however I don’t know if Burris will be around to see it. It is evident in every game I have seen that he and Austin are not communicating, and a good man like Burris shouldn’t have to suffer humiliation on the sidelines from the man who has the power to build the team. Someone else will get Burris, maybe before the end of this season. Mr. Sutherland made some outlandish predictions about the Roughriders this year. And those predictions were based on nothing more than his distaste for Darian Durant. Durant has a new offensive co-ordinator. He has confidence in his team, and there will be doubts about him for his entire career by people

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like Mr. Sutherland, who will always doubt him, regardless of how hard the evidence smacks him up side the head. Football is fickle. Mike Reilly (whom many believed should have been snapped up by Saskatchewan) may catch on fire and Edmonton may become a contender. Bo Mitchell may start to show some rookie mental errors when he is up against a defence like the Argos’ or Lions’. But to this point, the evidence suggests Darian Durant is not a quality, but an elite quarterback, and the Young Guns require further study. I. A. M. MCLEAN Sylvan Lake

Locked in a washroom during visit to Red Deer I live in Edmonton, but came to Red Deer for the day to visit the farmer’s market, and see what CentreFest is all about. It was a lovely day, despite the rain, until I went to go home. Having noted that the Greyhound depot was open only until 5 p.m., I went back just after 4 to pick up my carry-on from a locker. While there, I stopped to use the washroom. I left the washroom only to find that the station was deserted and I was locked in! A full 45 minutes early, and no one had even bothered to do a sweep of the depot to make sure there was no one left inside. Considering the size of the place, it’s not like I was hiding. I’m pretty sure someone reading this will know someone who works there, or perhaps the employee who locked me in will see this. I would like them to think for a moment about their lack of professionalism. Instead of a grown woman who could, after a moment of panic and a call to 911, figure out how to let herself out, it could have just as easily been a senior or someone who was handicapped. This could have gone very badly. The humorous part comes when I was looking up the Advocate to send a letter to the editor, only to find that Red Deer had been running a “detain a tourist” promotion the week before. Well, I was detained in Red Deer, and I certainly have not gotten any prizes, or any sort of response to my online complaint to Greyhound. Jo-Anne Matvichuk Edmonton

Trudeau ‘s pot stance a refreshing option BY TERRY FIELD SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE Legalizing marijuana use in Canada could be the best way, and maybe the only way, to protect children inclined or forced to use the stuff. That’s the view of Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, and the only Canadian political figure of note to have the guts to speak to the issue. Immediately and predictably attacked by his political opponents, Trudeau is none the less right to suggest that we, as a society, need to consider new approaches to an ages old problem. Trudeau’s view is likely new to most Canadians, though he has mused about it publicly before. Readers might also be surprised to hear that many Latin American politicians and policy analysts are saying the same thing. The issue is far too complex to address in a short column, but we can agree there is a need to explore alternatives of our current way of dealing with drugs. Let’s also allow that marijuana use will damage your health, and that legalization would have consequences. There is a tendency among most politicians and editorialists to use that argument to dismiss change out-of-hand, when they should be willing to at least explore the possibilities. The argument for legalization would primarily be an acknowledgement of failed social policy. It is a fact, even a sad one, that human beings will explore the use of substances that alter their state of mind. It is certainly sad that many millions of North Americans live desperate lives as a result of overuse and resulting addiction. The question of what is to be done about it is challenging. It was U.S. President Richard Nixon who established the so-called “war on drugs” in the 1970s, which beefed up policing and military activities in the United States and in countries around the world that supplied drugs to American users. That ‘war,’ as Trudeau rightly suggested, has been a complete, abject, costly, failure on all levels. Drug use is more rampant now than then. Highly militarized and monumentally wealthy cartels are also trafficking in armaments and humans, as well as drugs. Our re-

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sponse politically has been to spend even more money, only to see 50,000-plus people killed in Mexico alone over the past half-dozen years. Ironically, even though the United States, and by geography Canada, are the main markets for drugs in North America, the most active minds and voices on the subject are in Latin America. As recently as May of this year, an Organization of American States (OAS) report concluded that governments of the hemisphere need look seriously at the potential value of legalizing marijuana. The OAS has never been known for its radical take on things, and is in fact highly conservative. It has been forced into taking this stance by its members, with Canada and the U.S. on the wrong side of the prevailing view. Predictably, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper have dismissed the idea out of hand. It is mind-boggling that such smart men are so afraid of considering the idea, particularly when so many equally smart people are open to its consideration. It seems that Obama and Harper are satisfied with the status quo, the deaths, social disruption and gang violence in their communities. Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance on the planet, driving an underground industry in the billions. Making its use legal could severely impact gang activity everywhere. Selling it as we do alcohol and cigarettes would allow for limits on strength and additives, and control in sales to minors. Tobacco styled warnings could be put on packages, and driving under the influence treated severely. The billions of dollars generated in taxes could be used to treat addictions for all kinds of drug use and pay for public education campaigns. People will continue to use drugs and our choice is to either continue advancing policing and military responses or to examine reasonably considered alternatives. Justin Trudeau should be applauded for having the courage to address the issue. It would be nice to see other Canadian policy-makers, political analysts, and editorialists join in a serious examination of the possibility and potential of change. Troy Media Columnist Terry Field is an associate professor and program chair of the journalism major in the Bachelor of Communication program at Mount Royal University, in Calgary.

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RCMP extend Brazeau probe BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Mountie investigation into Sen. Patrick Brazeau is being expanded beyond questionable expense claims to include personal tax exemptions he claimed as a status Indian, court records show. The newly released documents indicate the RCMP want to dig deeper into the former Conservative’s financial affairs. Brazeau has been accused of breach of trust by filing allegedly inappropriate travel and housing claims, and the lead Mountie in the case has asked the Senate for more information, including attendance records. Brazeau’s passport and Quebec driver’s licence at one time listed his former father-in-law’s house on the Kiniw Zibi Mika First Nation reserve at Maniwaki, Que., as his address. A court document, filed Thursday by RCMP Cpl. Greg Horton, said Brazeau did not live there but used the address to claim aboriginal income-tax exemptions between 2004 and 2008. A “further investigation pertaining to

those income tax claims” and the use of Daryl Tenasco’s address would be conducted, Horton states. That criminal probe is apart from the breach-of-trust Senate allowance investigation, and from charges of assault and sexual assault filed in February in relation to a case that involved Patrick Brazeau a disturbance at his house in Gatineau. Brazeau, 38, has pleaded not guilty to the assault charges, and both sets of expense allegations have not been proven in court. Through interviews and statements in the Senate expense probe, RCMP say Brazeau claimed to be living at his father’s house in Maniwaki, about 140 kilometres north of Ottawa. “The investigation has shown

Brazeau does not live in Maniwaki, nor does he own a home there,” said the court filing, known as a production order. Senators who live more than 100 kilometres outside the capital are allowed to claim housing costs for a second residence in Ottawa, an allowance that has been under growing scrutiny. The RCMP is also investigating former Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy and Liberal Sen. Mac Harb for breach of trust. Brazeau, a former high-profile aboriginal leader, was appointed to the Senate in December 2008. At the time, the Privy Council Office, the bureaucratic wing of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office, asked the RCMP to conduct a background check, and the address listed was a home in Gatineau, just across the river from Ottawa. The investigation, which touches on the senator’s turbulent personal life, showed that Brazeau did not start filing for the Senate housing allowance until three months after he and his wife separated in December 2010, say the court documents. He switched his primary resi-

dence listing from the family home in Gatineau to his father’s home at Maniwaki, making him eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in housing and mileage expenses. An independent audit of Brazeau’s expenses resulted in a Senate committee ordering him to repay $48,000. The Senate has started docking his pay in order to collect. Police interviewed his ex-wife, former father-in-law, assistants and neighbours, including the music teacher living above his father’s home, who said Brazeau hasn’t lived there in 16 years and “cannot recall ever seeing him” at the residence. Lorraine Rochon, the senator’s executive assistant, told police Brazeau “visited Maniwaki once or twice a month,” and inquired with the Senate finance wing about his eligibility for the housing allowance. Defending himself publicly, Brazeau has said an email response from Senate employee Nicole Proulx was proof the upper chamber gave him the green light for expenses, but Horton’s sworn statement says the email was not definitive.

Russia’s anti-gay law ‘hateful’: Baird BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


Hundreds of people follow the hearse carrying the casket of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim at his funeral in Toronto on Thursday, August 1, 2013. Yatim died Saturday morning after receiving multiple gunshot wounds during an “interaction” with police.

Mourners urged to take action, not revenge at funeral for shooting victim TORONTO — To honour the memory of a young man who died after being shot by police, take action, not vengeance and be strong, not sorrowful, his sister urged mourners at his funeral Thursday, as their grief-stricken mother sat hunched over the open casket. Sammy Yatim’s mother reached out to touch him a few times as friends and family remembered the 18-year-old as a sweet, soft-spoken young man. Yatim was killed early Saturday on an empty streetcar in an incident that was captured on surveillance and cellphone videos. Shouts of “drop the knife” can be heard as a few officers surround the streetcar. Three shots ring out and Yatim can be seen dropping to the floor, then seconds later six more shots can be heard followed by the sound of a Taser. Witnesses have told various media outlets that Yatim exposed himself and waved a knife around before the other streetcar passengers fled. Yatim’s death has sparked public outrage over police use of force and prompted hundreds of people to take

to the streets early this week calling for justice. More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition calling for criminal charges to be filed against the officer who fired the shots. His teenage sister Sarah said her brother is not the first person to die in such a way, but she urged mourners and supporters to make him the last. “I really want to stress that we’re not against the police, we’re only fighting against those who killed him,” Sarah Yatim said, wearing a shirt with her brother’s photo on it and the words, “9 shots...?” “We’re all full of anger, but just because we’re mad doesn’t mean we wish the same thing upon the man who killed my brother. So please everybody, let’s be strong. Pull yourselves together. Stop with the tears and get started with the action. Let’s make Sammy proud.” She began her eulogy by reading a poem about what she would say to her brother if she had just a little bit more time with him. “If I only had five minutes the night you passed away I’d give you one last hug so tight and see your green eyes sparkle,” Sarah Yatim said. “I’d tell you that I don’t think I could live without you. Not even for a while.”

Hundreds attend memorial for Manitoba mother, children BY THE CANADIAN PRESS STONEWALL, Man. — Hundreds of people attended a memorial Thursday for a Manitoba mother and her two children whose deaths have sparked a call for an inquest into mental-health services. Mourners of all ages filled a funeral home in Stonewall, a small town just north of Winnipeg, as well as a spillover room at a Royal Canadian Legion hall next door. Many hugged and had tears in their eyes as they emerged from the 45-minute service for Lisa Gibson, 32, her twoyear-old daughter Anna and infant son

Nicholas. Gibson’s body was found last week in the Red River in Winnipeg — three days after her children were discovered alone and unresponsive in a bathtub in the family’s home. Police have said that while it may appear Gibson killed her children, they are not ruling out the possibility someone else did and are still investigating. Media reports have said Gibson suffered from postpartum depression and there are calls for an inquest to examine what kind of health care she may have received following the birth of her son in the spring.

Sammy’s spirit lives on and is what is pushing her to fight, his sister said. But if he could talk, he would have told her to change the clothing he was to be buried in and asked her to play some rap music at the funeral, she said. The priest presiding over the service suggested that not all was perfect in Yatim’s life when he died. “His father dedicated the last three years or more to be next to him, protect him and hopefully guide him to find a better career and pursue his education,” said Rev. Estephanos Issa of the Syrian Orthodox Church. But in the last few weeks Yatim had chosen to discover “his own world” and “a group of friends and the type of life” that he wanted to have, Issa said, adding that it was in those “dark moments” that he died. The Special Investigations Unit — the province’s police watchdog — is looking into what happened on that streetcar and if the officer who fired the shots should face any criminal charges. Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair has also said his office is reviewing the incident. Const. James Forcillo has been suspended and the Toronto Police Association president is urging the public not to jump to conclusions.


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OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denounced Russia’s controversial new anti-gay law as hateful Thursday, saying it could incite violence. In an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, Baird described how Canada has worked behind the scenes to persuade Russia not to follow through with the law. Baird outlined the details of eight meetings, dating back to January, during which Canadian officials pushed the issue with the Russians, before and after President Vladimir Putin signed the controversial bill into law in June. Baird said he is deeply concerned about Thursday’s comments by Russia’s sports minister that the new law will be enforced during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. “As concerned as we are about the Olympics, that’s nothing. That’s two, three, four weeks for the athletes and participants and the visitors,” Baird said in a telephone interview from Colombia. “This mean-spirited and hateful law will affect all Russians 365 days of the year, every year. It is an incitement to intolerance, which breeds hate. And intolerance and hate breed violence.” Baird said he is aware of hate crimes against gays in Russia and of Internet luring and violence in recent days and weeks. The minister said Canada will work with like-minded countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom to pressure the Russian government to change the law ahead of the Olympics. The law imposes fines for spreading information about gay choices to minors, and it bans gay pride rallies. It has also sparked calls for boycotts of the Olympics and of Russian vodka. Baird did not endorse the calls for a boycott but said Russia’s hosting of the Olympics would draw attention to the issue. “In the run-up to the Olympics, it provides a spotlight on this mean-spirited and hateful law,” Baird said. “Hopefully, we can use that spotlight to bring pressure to bear on the Russian government.” Earlier Thursday, Russia’s sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, said the law would be enforced against athletes and visitors to Russia during next year’s winter games. Mutko told R-Sport, the sports newswire of state news agency RIA Novosti, that “an athlete of non-traditional sexual orientation” would not be banned from the games.

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Search for bodies ends after 26 days BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — Forensic teams spent nearly a month searching for bodies in the rubble of Lac-Megantic in a macabre mission that left one provincial police officer crying during interviews as he described the task. On Thursday, the effort was declared over. The attempt to recover bodies was called off, 26 days after a derailed train slammed into the town and erupted into a wall of flames. The estimated death toll: 47. As they announced an end to their search, provincial police said only 42 bodies had been recovered while five people remained missing. They said they did everything they could to find the bodies. “We feel certainty today that everything that could have been done, was done,” said provincial police Lt. Guy Lapointe. “And not only that — (it was) done well.” It had been two weeks since a body was found. On the day that last body was found the head of the Quebec provincial police’s crime scene investigators, Steven Montambeault, cried during interviews as he described sights and smells that he said will haunt him forever. The number of bodies found could still change, even if the search is over, Lapointe said. The coroner’s office, meanwhile, said it has identified 38 of the bodies and will work to identify the rest. A spokeswoman saluted residents of Lac-Megantic for being so helpful and understanding during the search, despite the painful circumstances. “We conclude the work today with the deep and sincere conviction that we did everything that was humanly possible to find everyone who went missing,” said Genevieve Guilbault, a spokeswoman for the coroner’s office. “On behalf of the coroner’s office I would like to salute, one more time, the exemplary and admirable courage and the dignity of the people of Lac-Megantic.” The coroner’s office had asked for DNA samples, through objects like toothbrushes, to help identify the bodies.

Authorities want closer look at highly flammable cargo involved in disaster BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The cargo that exploded in the centre of Lac-Megantic appears to have been more flammable than regular crude oil, says the federal Transportation Safety Board as it sends the liquid for laboratory analysis. The TSB said Thursday that it plans to take a closer look at the fluid that sloshed inside the railroad tankers that erupted into towering fireballs when the train derailed in the town. The agency took samples of the liquid out of concern that the series of powerful blasts was much more intense than what might normally be expected from the petroleum product. “I’m not an expert in this domain, but it seems that the crude oil reacted in an abnormal way,” Ed Belkaloul told reporters in Lac-Megantic. “That’s why we took samples — to know exactly what the ingredients are in this crude oil and to know why the railcars blew open like this.” The TSB wants to ensure that the goods involved in the fiery derailment were properly described and packaged in the right tankers. A thorough examination of the train’s crude comes amid debate over the potentially explosive characteristics of so-called shale oil. The train that derailed in Lac-Megantic on July 6, killing 47 people, was transporting crude from a large shale deposit in North Dakota known as the Bakken field. Some shale oil has been found to contain hydrogen sulphide vapour — a flammable, corrosive, and highly explosive compound. Bakken crude is known to hold considerable amounts of flammable hydrogen sulphide gas. The Lac-Megantic crash came just a couple of months after pipeline company Enbridge Inc. presented documents to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission stating that it refused to carry Bakken oil with extremely high levels of hydrogen sulphide in its lines. The company explained to the commission that the sulphide posed a serious risk to the health and safety of workers that came into close contact with the substance. In Canada, federal government regulation and safety standards do not distinguish between different types of crude oil, Keith Stewart of Greenpeace said in a recent interview. He added that they are all labelled as Class 3 flammable liquids for transportation purposes, even though the chemical make-up could make one type more explosive than another. Stewart said the regulatory failure to distinguish between different types of crude could cost lives in the future. But some don’t believe different types of crude oil require separate and distinct classifications as dangerous goods. Railway analyst Chris Damas of BCMI Research has said the composition of the oil is not a major safety concern, adding he believes that establishing separate regulations and rules for handling different types of crude would make little difference. TSB investigator Donald Ross, who also took part in Thursday’s Lac-Megantic news conference, acknowledged that the Class 3 shipping designation includes a range of products.


Montreal police officers look at a weapon seized from a house in Montreal, Wednesday, following a standoff with an armed man. The federal gun registry may be dead in the rest of Canada but it was put to use this week during a high-profile standoff in Montreal.

RCMP inspector, federal and B.C. governments face another harassment lawsuit BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — A civilian employee of the RCMP has filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit alleging a top-down culture of sexual harassment within the force was so pervasive it couldn’t be stopped. Atoya Montague’s civil lawsuit details sexual harassment from a superintendent, staff sergeant, sergeant and other members the force, but it specifically names high-profile Insp. Tim Shields as its focus, claiming he subjected her to on-going harassment and sexual harassment. The lawsuit, filed Thursday, also names the Attorney General of Canada and B.C.’s minister of Justice. It outlines a series of grievances ranging from outright sexual harassment to complaints of working overtime without pay and being paid $40,000 less than a male colleague in the same job. None of the allegations have been proven in court and Shields hasn’t responded with a statement of defence. Shields and the RCMP were unavailable for comment late Thursday afternoon. Montague’s statement of claim alleges Shields propositioned her in a vehicle when they were diving to Barriere, B.C., in August 2003 to drop off supplies for victims of a wildfire. “While driving and in control of the vehicle, the defendant, Shields, showed the plaintiff his erection through his jean shorts and made sexual advances towards the plaintiff, asking the plaintiff to have sex with him and advising her that he could easily pull the car over so that he could perform oral sex on her,” the lawsuit states. The actions left her in “absolute shock,” the lawsuit says, saying Shields abused his position of trust and rank over her. “He further took advantage of the fact that he was in total control of the vehicle and the plaintiff was the captive passenger.” Five years later, Shields was promoted to take charge of the RCMP’s strategic communication unit and she reported directly to him. The lawsuit states he made similar unwanted sex-

ual advances towards her in July 2008 in his police car. “On this occasion he showed the plaintiff his penis,” the lawsuit states. “Shields’ misconduct was malicious and wilful and he acted solely with the intention of sexual gratification, which sexually humiliated the plaintiff and demeaned her value as (a) civilian member of the RCMP and as a human being.” She claims in the lawsuit that Shields regularly made remarks about her breasts, expressed interested in having sex with her and sent her sexually explicit tests messages. “Shields inquired of the plaintiff if she had ever told anybody about the incident in 2003,” the lawsuit states. “He advised the plaintiff he would get in big trouble if anyone ever found out, saying that the RCMP took sexual harassment seriously.” Montague doesn’t identify any other members by name, simply using ranks or initials, but makes several references to humiliating or demeaning behaviour by members. While in Ottawa to attend meetings at the RCMP’s public relations headquarters in 2004, a Staff Sgt. W. invited her to his room for a drink, and when she arrived Montague alleges he was “wearing nothing but a swimsuit,” and asked her to have some wine. Montague says she left because she felt the request was inappropriate and she felt uncomfortable. Montague alleges a Supt. B. sat next to her during an April 2005 social event at a conference in Parksville, B.C., moved closer and then placed his hand on her thigh. She says she was shocked and embarrassed but didn’t want to make a fuss and didn’t know what to do. She alleges another incident occurred in March 2007 event with police dogs. “At the end of the day the plaintiff was surrounded by male police dog section members making sexually suggestive comments, taunting and literally, physically circling the plaintiff, pushing and rubbing up against her and requesting the plaintiff to join them in their social event later that evening,” the lawsuit states. “The plaintiff was terrified, literally running away from that encounter.”

Sea ice loss affects entire Arctic ecosystem: study BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A review of the latest research on the Arctic says the accelerating loss of sea ice is kicking the legs out from under the entire northern dinner table with consequences for large animals and tiny plants alike. “We’re losing all the things that life depends on,” said Ian Stirling, an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and one of the co-authors of a study published Thursday in the prestigious journal Science. The paper reviews dozens of recent studies on the Arctic in an attempt to provide a big-picture look at the overall ecological consequences of vanishing sea ice. The conclusions are chilling. “Primary producers dependent on sea ice as their habitat underpin the entire marine food web of the Arctic,” it says. “The loss of over two million square kilometres of Arctic sea ice since the end of the last century represents a stunning loss of habitat.” Sea ice is home for algae and plankton, which together produce 57 per cent of all the food in northern oceans. Not only does melting ice shrink that habitat, changing seasons have altered when those tiny organisms at their greatest and fastest growth. Instead of feeding animals hungrily swimming around the ice, the annual bloom of algae and plankton increasingly falls off and filters down to the sea floor. As well, normal types of plankton don’t grow as well in less salty waters around shrinking floes, reducing the benefit of higher growth from increased sunlight. The effects wind all the way up to the top predators. The impact on polar bears, which use the ice as a hunting platform, has been well publicized, but the animals aren’t the only ones affected. “Mass mortality among Pacific walrus along the coast of the Chukchi Sea in Alaska has been attributed to loss of sea ice cover over the continental shelf,” says the report. The indirect effects may be just as dramatic. Some animals such as wolves and foxes use sea ice to travel, which allows populations to mix and remain genetically healthy. Other animals are kept apart by the ice, such as polar bears and grizzly bears. “Hybridization between polar bears and grizzly


Ice floes float in Baffin Bay above the Arctic circle on July 10, 2008. A review of the latest research on the Arctic says the accelerating loss of sea ice is kicking the legs out from under the entire northern dinner table with consequences for large animals and tiny plants alike. bears may be the result of increasing inland presence of polar bears as a result of a prolonged icefree season,” the report concludes. Scientists are now anticipating that a type of distemper common to eastern seals to spill over to the west. Late freeze-ups are likely to disrupt the migration of some caribou herds. Oceans warmed after losing their sea-ice cover also are expected to promote warming permafrost as far as 1,500 kilometres inland. That warmer tundra is expected to lead to an earlier spring growth, disrupting delicate timing for caribou seeking extra food for their calves. And much of that increased plant productivity comes in the form of shrubs now spreading across what used to be grassy tundra. Caribou can’t eat shrubs.

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Sixth family files lawsuit against Pickton, police claim — which, like the others, contains allegations that haven’t been proven in court — alleges police knew a serial killer may have been at work, but did nothing. “Notwithstanding their knowledge of the risk to sex workers, (Vancouver police) and RCMP failed to warn Jacqueline and others of the risk of a serial killer,” says the statement of claim. “The failure to warn by the VPD and RCMP was a contributing cause of Jacqueline’s death.” All six families are being represented by the same lawyer, who has indicated the cases could force Pickton to testify and answer for his crime — something that has yet to happen since his arrest more than a decade ago. The lawsuits have also provided new details about the women and the children they left behind. In the statement of claim, Murdock is described as “a positive, friendly and caring person” who hoped to one day overcome her addiction and return to her family. “She enjoyed writing poetry in her journal,” the document says. “Jacqueline is remembered for her fun-loving personality and her loud, contagious laughter.” Shari Murdock recently graduated from a social

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — The children of yet another woman whose DNA was found on Robert Pickton’s farm have launched a civil suit against the serial killer, the Vancouver police and the RCMP, bringing to six the number of families who have launched lawsuits in the wake of a sharply critical public inquiry report released late last year. Shari and Ryan Murdock filed a notice of civil claim in mid-July over the death of their mother, Jacqueline Murdock, who was reported missing in August 1997 and whose DNA was later found on Pickton’s property after his arrest in February 2002. Murdock was among six women whose DNA was found on the farm but for whom no charges were ever laid. Like the earlier statements of claim, the Murdock children allege the Vancouver police and the RCMP put their mother at risk by failing to properly investigate reports of missing sex workers or warn the public of a potential serial killer. The lawsuits echo the findings of a public inquiry report, released last December, which concluded systemic bias within both police forces slowed the response as women vanished from the Downtown Eastside, many ending up dead on Pickton’s farm, in the late 1990s and early 2000s Commissioner Wally Oppal, a former judge and one-time attorney general, concluded the police response would likely have been different if the missing weren’t poor, drugaddicted women, many of them aboriginal, from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The latest statement of


Bells toll in Halifax for the Sea King crew members who died in crashes, mishaps HALIFAX — Former pilot Norm Lovitt says he felt grateful Thursday to hear memorial bells toll for friends who died unsung deaths flying the Sea King helicopters during the Cold War. Lovitt, 66, came from Tsawwassen, B.C., to Halifax for a ceremony that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the aircraft and formally recognized Cold War naval aviation as a period of national historic significance. “It’s so gratifying to see that these people have been remembered as they should have been,” he said. “In the day I was operating, during the Cold War, we didn’t talk about it much and it wasn’t really put forward much.” The first Sea Kings arrived at Canadian Forces Base Shearwater on Aug. 1, 1963, and were expected to serve mainly as submarine hunters to deter the former Soviet Union from violating Canadian sovereignty.

B.C. privacy czar says no personal info shared in vote scandal VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s privacy czar says there’s no evidence that the province’s Liberal government shared personal information about voters with its own party as part of its controversial ethnic outreach plan. But Elizabeth Denham did find that government employees with close ties to the party commonly exchanged government information between their work email and personal email accounts. It’s a worrying trend, she says, both for freedom of information and for privacy protection. In a report released today, Denham makes five recommendations for ensuring the security of government information, including keeping government business in government-controlled information management systems. The report also recommends mandatory training for government employees with close ties to the political party on keeping those roles separate. The Liberal plan to win the ethnic vote in the May election was leaked to the media, forcing Clark to apologize several times and fire her chief of staff.

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work program and is looking for work in her field, the statement of claim says. Ryan Murdock is a cook. The Murdock children join five other families who have launched lawsuits. They include the children of Stephanie Lane, Dianne Rock, Sarah de Vries, Cynthia Feliks and Yvonne Boen. Pickton was initially charged with 27 counts of murder, later reduced to 26, though he was put on trial and convicted of six. The remaining 20 charges were stayed. Rock, de Vries and Feliks were among the 20 women whose cases were stayed. Murdock, Lane and Boen were in yet another group of six women whose DNA was found on Pickton’s farm, though he was never charged in their deaths. The remains or DNA of 33 women were found on his property. The lawyer for the families has suggested more lawsuits could be on the way. The families’ lawsuits have all been filed separately and make different allegations depending on the experiences of each woman and family. Several of the lawsuits also allege prosecutors within British Columbia’s criminal justice branch were negligent when they declined to put Pickton on trial for attempted murder following an attack on a sex worker in 1997.

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SHEETS NAMED CFL PLAYER OF MONTH Kory Sheets of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Kyries Hebert of the Montreal Alouettes, and Rene Paredes and Jon Cornish of the Calgary Stampeders have been named the CFL players of the month for July. Sheets took home offensive player of the month honours after rushing for 712 yards and scoring four touchdowns. The running back has rushed for at least 130 yards in each of the undefeated Roughriders’ first five games and is on pace to surpass Mike Pringle’s all-time CFL rushing record of 2,065 yards. Montreal linebacker Hebert, the league leader in sacks, was named defensive player of the month. Hebert has seven sacks so far this season and is second on the Alouettes in tackles with 31. July’s special teams player went to Stampeders kicker Paredes, who has been a perfect 16-for-16 in field goals this season. Through the first month of the season, Paredes leads kickers with 62 points. Cornish was named the league’s Canadian player of the month. The Stampeders running back has rushed for 501 yards and three touchdowns this season, while also racking up 137 receiving yards yards and a touchdown. The New Westminster, B.C., native is second to Sheets in rushing.

WEBB SIMPSON HOLDS LEAD AFTER FIRST ROUND AT BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AKRON, Ohio — So much for course knowledge. Webb Simpson, playing his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational. It all came down to trust. “Well, I knew it all through my caddie (Paul Tesori), who’s been here so many years,” Simpson said. “I just kind of had to listen to him.” Tesori has caddied for years on tour, for Vijay Singh and Jerry Kelly, in addition to being a pro himself. “It’s hard for us players to listen to our caddies, but he basically showed me where to go yesterday and told me where to hit it, where the lines were, what clubs to hit,” said Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champion. “I didn’t feel like it was my first time because he has so much experience here.” Seven-time Bridgestone winner Tiger Woods did not have to rely so much on the man on his bag, Joe LaCava, while shooting a 66. Woods has 11 top-10 finishes in his 13 starts at the course, so he clearly knows where to go. Still, he needed his counsel from time to time. “I hit a lot of good shots. I had a really good feel for the distance today, and Joey and I really read the wind right today,” Woods said after his best opening round at the course since another 66 spurred him to a one-shot victory in 2005. “We changed a lot of shots out there, and we both had a really good handle on what we were doing feel-wise with the wind.” Henrik Stenson was alone in second with a 65. Defending champion Keegan Bradley,


Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Thursday, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Ryan Moore and Chris Wood, another first-time entrant, matched Woods at 66. Simpson had six birdies in an eight-hole span. There was only one glitch. “I wish I didn’t bogey the last hole,” he said after missing the green on the par 4 and failing to get up and down. “It’s one area I’ve got to get better at. When I’m between clubs, hitting more club and swinging easy is where I’ve been struggling. “You know, there’s always something to work on.” Simpson hasn’t won this season. He called his year “encour-


● 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, Spruce Grove vs. Fort McMurray, 9 a.m.; St. Albert vs. Edmonton, Sherwood Park vs. East Central, noon; Calgary vs. Edmonton, Fort McMurray vs. East Central, 3 p.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., Great Chief Park.

essarily fit with his ensemble. “They might not match the outfit perfectly, but it felt like I had socks on compared to the other ones,” he said, grinning. Woods would have a nice career if only World Golf Championship events, such as the Bridgestone, counted. He won three in a row (1999-2001) at Firestone, then had three topfive finishes before reeling off victories in his next four appearances (2005-2009), and missing the 2008 tournament while recovering from knee surgery.

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aging and frustrating.” “I feel like I’ve let a couple of tournaments go that maybe I should have closed out,” he said. Stenson started out birdie, eagle — hitting his second shot 243 yards on the par-5 hole to inside 4 feet. He slowed down from there, parring every hole except for birdies at the 11th and 12th holes. He had more problems with his outfit than the course. He was breaking in a new pair of shoes and felt a blister coming on at the turn, so had to switch to an older pair that didn’t nec-


Montreal Alouettes head coach Dan Hawkins paces the sidelines as they face the Edmonton Eskimos during CFL action in Montreal on July 25. General manager Jim Popp has taken over as head coach of the Montreal Alouettes. The CFL club announced Thursday it has fired Hawkins only five games into his first season with the team.

MONTREAL — Trying to change the “Alouette way” was what got Dan Hawkins fired only five games into his first job as a head coach in the Canadian Football League. With the Montreal Alouettes’ once-powerful offence sputtering, general manager Jim Popp announced Thursday that Hawkins was gone and that offensive co-ordinator Mike Miller would have a reduced role on the coaching staff. Popp will step in as head coach for the third time in his 18 years with the club, while Hawkins’ adviser Doug Berry will run the offence. “I won’t get into specifics, but there are some issues that we felt should be moving along quicker than they are,” said Popp., who made the decision along with owner Bob Wetenhall. “We feel it’s going very slow. “We’re a veteran team. We’re looking for results now. Hopefully we can get ourselves back to the

Alouette way.” Hawkins was hired Feb. 19 to replace the popular Marc Trestman, who left to become head coach of the NFL’s Chicago Bears. In five seasons, Trestman took the Alouettes to three Grey Cup games, winning twice. The chatty, gung-ho Hawkins had been working as a broadcaster after a career of coaching U.S. college teams. He was told of the decision by phone on Wednesday night and was to meet with Popp on Thursday. Popp said Hawkins’ lack of experience coaching pro players was his undoing. He called Hawkins a good coach, but said “the transition hasn’t been real smooth.” The Alouettes, whose only losing season since returning to Montreal after a 10-year hiatus in 1996 was the last time Popp took over as coach in 2007, has struggled to a 2-3 start. The attack led by alltime CFL passing leader Anthony Calvillo, with 11-of-12 starters back

from last season, looked disjointed and tentative as it adjusted to a new approach brought in by Hawkins and Miller against the advice of Popp and Calvillo. “We wanted the coaches to learn the language, instead of 12 people having to learn something new,” said Popp. “That didn’t take place.” He didn’t go into much detail on what constitutes the Alouette way, but said there were ways of doing things the team had developed that made it a consistent winner. “It’s a philosophy that works,” he said. “When you start swaying away too much from that, if people say, ’I don’t care how it was done, I want to do it this way,’ you want to give the guy some freedom to do things. “But if it starts rubbing too many people the wrong way, and you’re not getting results, it starts creating negativity, and then you worry if they’re going to lose the locker-room.

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Willis not concerned about Eskimos defensive troubles BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos defence has not performed to expectations so far this season, giving up a division-high 139 points and a league-high 15 touchdowns through the first five games. But despite the struggles, linebacker Odell Willis says the team’s defensive unit will be just fine. The issue, he said, stems partly from an unfamiliarity between new teammates that will be ironed out with time. “It’s always tough to jell with newcomers,” Willis said. “Once we jell and once things come together, the sky’s the limit. The thing is, we have to put together a whole game. Once the season gets towards the end, I want people to come and ask us questions,” he added. “Right now we’re just getting started.”

Edmonton’s defensive woes — coupled with a struggling offence — have put the Eskimos in the bottom of the West Division with just one win in five games. The Eskimos are 0-2 when playing at home this season and they will host the Hamilton TigerCats, who are also 1-4, Friday night. Head coach Kavis Reed said the defence has played well “in spurts,” like it did in the second half of last week’s 32-27 loss to Montreal. Overall, he said, they “haven’t done poorly.” But there have been disappointments, Reed added, like the lack of pressure the line — anchored by Willis and Marcus Howard — is getting on the quarterbacks and their inability to stop the run. Edmonton is giving up an average of 143 rushing yards per game and has held a team under 135 yards only once this season. That happened July 7 in Hamilton when the Tiger-Cats were held to 66 rushing yards after

Edmonton jumped into a 16-0 lead before torrential rains began to fall. The Eskimos won that game 30-20, taking their first and only victory of the young CFL season. Cornerback Joe Burnett, who will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury, said that fixing these issues will be critical Friday when Edmonton takes on Hamilton. “Last game a they didn’t get to do a lot of what they wanted to do,” Burnett said. “They’ll come in here passing the ball and we have to get pressure on their quarterback to rush him into making decisions.” Third-year Eskimo Almondo Sewell doesn’t totally buy into Willis’ argument that the team needs time to jell, especially with a relatively veteran defence including Willis, who comes to Edmonton after four years in the league.

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Angels end skid with win over Jays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Nelson, right, scores on a sacrifice fly by J.B. Shuck as Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia takes a late throw during the seventh inning of their baseball game, Thursday, in Anaheim, Calif. fly, and chased Johnson in the third with four singles, Shuck’s RBI flyout and a walk. Toronto left fielder Melky Cabrera made things worse in the third when he picked up Erick Aybar’s single and lost control of the ball while attempting to throw it back to the cutoff man, allowing Trumbo to score the Angels’ sixth run. The ball comically popped into the air and landed behind Cabrera, who left the game in the fourth inning with

what the club called irritation in his knee. Richards faced little trouble until the fifth, when Adam Lind scored on Rasmus’ double and Calhoun’s error in right field. Rasmus then scored on a groundout by Maicer Izturis, the former Los Angeles utility infielder who got warm cheers from the Angel Stadium crowd in his return. NOTES: Pujols will be in a walking boot for three more weeks, but

Goltz named Bombers starter for season PIERCE DROPPED TO THIRD ON DEPTH CHART

CFL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are going with Justin Goltz at quarterback for the remainder of the CFL season. The Bombers announced Thursday that incumbent Buck Pierce has become a backup with newcomer Max Hall and Pierce will help offensive co-ordinator Gary Crowton develop the club’s young quarterbacks. “We just feel like we have a desire and a need to develop the quarterbacks for the future of the organization,” head coach Tim Burke told reporters. “We want to have continuity with our offence and we feel like Justin will give us a better chance for week in and week out continuity. “We just feel like he (Goltz) is performing right around the same level, maybe just slightly better than Buck is performing and


GOLF: Taken advantage of it In 41 WGC starts, he has 32 top-10 finishes. There’s something about Firestone that brings out the best in him. “Luckily, over the years I’ve taken advantage of it,” he said. “I have played well and I’ve scored well, and I’ve won my share of tournaments here.” Bradley won the Bridgestone a year ago when he shot a closing 64, and Jim Furyk, who had led all week, doublebogeyed the closing hole. Bradley put together a workmanlike, efficient 66 that didn’t include a bogey. The 2011 PGA Championship winner doesn’t want to stress out on defending his title. “No, it’s business as usual,” he said. “I just want to not put too much pressure on myself to do anything crazy. I know this golf course fits me, so to let the course come to me is big here.” Another shot back at 67 in the starstudded field were Furyk, Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas and Luke Donald. Fowler was speaking for a lot of players when he said that there are a lot of similarities between Firestone and Oak Hill, the site of the PGA Championship next week. “If the course stays dry and it starts to firm up through the weekend, it’s very comparable as far as you’ve got to drive the ball well and position yourself off the tee,” said Fowler, who practiced at Oak Hill on Monday. “It’s a great warm-up here, but obviously this is one of our bigger weeks of the year, too. Two great weeks, back-to-back, and two great golf courses.” While the world’s top-ranked player, Woods, was in prime position, that wasn’t necessarily the case for Nos. 2 and 3. Phil Mickelson, coming off his dramatic victory at the British Open two weeks ago, struggled with his concentration and came in with a 72. “Tonight I’ll get a little bit more rest and try not to do too much and see if I can come out tomorrow a little bit more focused,” he said. He missed two par putts inside 3

feel like he’s got a lot of upside potential. We just feel he can keep getting better week after week and we feel that’s going to be the case with Max as well.” Pierce opened the season as Winnipeg’s starter but suffered an abdominal injury in a 35-19 loss to Toronto on July 19. Injuries have plagued Pierce since joining the Bombers in 2010. “He (Pierce) was great,” Burke said when asked of Pierce’s reaction to his demotion. “He wants to help this team win.” Goltz drew his first CFL start last week, finishing 19-of-35 passing for 194 yards with two TDs and an interception in a 37-24 loss to Calgary. Winnipeg is 1-4 this season and visits the B.C. Lions on Monday. Burke said no decision has been made yet whether Pierce or Hall will become No. 2 quarterback. “I will say we feel Max Hall has developed as well, we think he’s come a long way since joining the organization,” Burke said. “We’ll see where it goes from here.”

feet on consecutive holes early in his round. Rory McIlroy will defend his title at the PGA next week but hasn’t won a tournament since then in a year of dramatic swings that included a Ryder Cup victory and a series of disappointments. He shot 70. “I just threw a few shots away around the greens,” he said. “You know, you start to save shots there and all of a sudden you’re 3- , 4- or 5-under par.”

ALS: Teetering “I don’t think Dan lost the lockerroom, but I think it was teetering. We’re trying to get things back on the path of how we practice, how we do things in our locker-room.” He gave one example. The Alouettes had always spent 10 minutes before practice stretching, but that was cut to seven minutes, which upset some players. “These things fester,” said Popp. “And if things aren’t going as well as you’d like, then they become a much bigger problem than they really are.” Always the good soldier, Calvillo avoided any criticism of the coaching staff. He said that in his first three meetings with Miller before training camp, he was instructing the new OC on how the offence worked, but after that Miller began to make changes. Calvillo said he went along with it because of Miller’s credentials as former offensive co-ordinator of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. And he said the offence had shown signs of coming around in recent games. But he also didn’t question the decision to make a change. “There’s been some frustration across the board,” he said. “We’ve had a certain standard here for a number of years and it’s been very tough to swallow the direction our team was going in. “But I’ll continue to trust our owner (Bob Wetenhall) and Jim Popp. They’ve decided to make a change. I’ll trust in that and move forward.” It was the second time in a row Montreal hired a coach with no CFL experience. But while it worked with Trestman, Hawkins did not appear comfortable with the 12-man game. “You can definitely look back and call it a mistake,” Popp admitted.

the $240 million first baseman said he wants to play again this season, no matter where the Angels might be in the standings. Manager Mike Scioscia was more circumspect, saying a decision is still several weeks away. ... Toronto activated RHP Sergio Santos from the 60day disabled list and put RHP Dustin McGowan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle. Santos, out since April 13 with an injured elbow, pitched two innings of relief, allowing one hit and one run.

JUNIOR BOYS’ GOLF GARSON, Ont. — Red Deer’s Matt Codd continues to move up the leaderboard at the Canadian Junior Boys’ Golf Championship. Codd, who plays out of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, was tied for 33rd after the first round and 16th after the second. Thursday he turned in an

one-under par 71 to move into a tie for eighth at 217. Kevin Kwon of Pitt Meadows, B.C., remains in first place after shooting a 69 and has a 207 total heading into today’s final round. Andrew Harrison of Camrose shot a 70 and is in second place three strokes back.

SENIOR WOMENS’ GOLF CALGARY — Lynn Kuehn of Lacombe carded a final-round score of 75 Thursday to finish with a 54-hole total of 236 and in fourth place in the Alberta senior women’s golf championship at Willow Park. Kuehn, who turned in earlier rounds of 81-80, finished 12 strokes back of winner Jackie Little of Port Alberni, B.C., who shot 74 Thursday and had an

Hawkins bowed out a winner, however. Despite the team’s spotty play, the Alouettes are in second place in the weak East Division and are coming off a nervy 32-27 win over 1-4 Edmonton. Popp said he hopes Miller will stay with the team and learn the Canadian game. Berry will become the de facto OC without getting the title for now. Berry worked for the Alouettes as offensive line coach and later as OC from 1996 to 2005, before leaving to become head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He spent two seasons as OC in Saskatchewan before returning to Montreal to help Hawkins’ adjustment to the CFL. Hawkins had previously coached mainly U.S. college teams, taking Boise State to four Western Athletic Conference titles from 2002 to 2005 before compiling a disappointing 19-39 record at Colorado from 2006 to 2010. Popp, whose father was an NFL coach, first stepped in as coach to finish off a disastrous 2001 campaign under Rod Rust, but Don Matthews took over the following season. He became coach again when Matthews fell ill during the 2006 season and brought the Alouettes to the Grey Cup game. He stayed on for 2007, in which the rookie-laden club that was missing Calvillo for much of the season went 8-10 and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Winnipeg.

11-over total of 224. Sharon Peart of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club tied for eighth after recording an 81 Thursday. Peart, the first-round leader who had earlier scores of 71-88, came in with a 54-hole total of 27-over 240. Peart and Dianne Williams of Calgary Canyon Meadows shared the Super Senior championship.

Popp’s CFL regular-season coaching record is 10-13, with a 1-3 mark in playoff games. He will be on the field for his first informal practice with the team on Friday. He said coaching will help him as a general manager because he will get to know the players better and help his assessment of the coaching staff as the search begins for a new head coach, likely to take over next season. He would not confirm that he will coach for the rest of this season, saying only that “ultimately there will be a new head coach.”

ESKIMOS: Penalties “We’re all professional players,” Sewell said. “You come in, you do your job.” The biggest problem through five games, he added, was the defence “making a bunch of mistakes. ” Mostly, those mistakes have come in the form of costly penalties at inopportune times, prompting Reed to warn his players two weeks ago that they would face consequences if the penalties continued. Reed said his players have responded well, adding that penalties will never be fully avoided. “We just want to make sure they’re not stupid penalties that cost us,” he said.


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Angels 8 Blue Jays 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mark Trumbo homered in the Angels’ four-run first inning, Garrett Richards allowed four hits over seven strong innings, and Los Angeles snapped its six-game losing streak with an 8-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. J.B. Shuck drove in three runs for the Angels, who avoided their longest skid in more than three years by pounding Toronto starter Josh Johnson for 10 hits in the opener of a four-game series between underachieving clubs expected to be AL contenders. With plenty of offensive support, Richards (3-4) was dominant in his first home start since April 20 and his second start since rejoining the Angels’ rotation, allowing two runs and striking out four. Colby Rasmus had two hits and scored a run for Toronto, which had won five of seven. Trumbo hit his 24th homer off Johnson (1-8), whose first career start against the Angels was a disaster. After allowing seven runs, Johnson was chased in the third inning with the bases loaded. His career-worst losing streak stretched to six starts. The Angels stumbled home from an awful road trip with their waning playoff hopes further diminished by three straight losses in Texas on gameending homers. Those three gut-punch defeats dropped Los Angeles 10 games below .500 after harbouring hopes of a lateseason surge to contention during a trip that also included Albert Pujols’ move to the disabled list with a foot injury. But Los Angeles led Toronto 3-0 after five batters when Howie Kendrick singled home Kole Calhoun and scored on Trumbo’s impressive shot to left on a hanging curve. Los Angeles batted around in the first inning, scored another run in the second on Josh Hamilton’s sacrifice




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Baseball Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

American League East Division W L Pct 66 44 .600 64 44 .593 60 49 .550 56 51 .523 50 58 .463

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 61 45 .575 60 48 .556 54 51 .514 45 60 .429 40 66 .377

Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L Pct 63 45 .583 60 49 .550 50 58 .463 49 58 .458 36 71 .336

Football GB — 1 5 1/2 8 1/2 15 GB — 2 6 1/2 15 1/2 21 GB — 3 1/2 13 13 1/2 26 1/2

Houston at Minnesota, 12:10 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 1:35 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 2:10 p.m.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct 64 45 .587 52 56 .481 50 58 .463 48 58 .453 42 65 .393

GB — 11 1/2 13 1/2 14 1/2 21

Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee

Central Division W L Pct 65 43 .602 63 44 .589 60 49 .550 49 59 .454 46 62 .426

GB — 1 1/2 5 1/2 16 19

West Division W L Pct 58 49 .542 55 53 .509 51 59 .464 50 59 .459 48 59 .449

GB — 3 1/2 8 1/2 9 10

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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 Boston 5, Seattle 4, 15 innings Texas 2, L.A. Angels 1 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, L.A. Dodgers 0

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 3, L.A. Dodgers 0

Thursday’s Games Cleveland 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 2 Texas 7, Arizona 1 Baltimore 6, Houston 3 Boston 8, Seattle 7 L.A. Angels 8, Toronto 2 Friday’s Games Seattle (Harang 5-9) at Baltimore (Tillman 13-3), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (H.Santiago 3-6) at Detroit (Fister 9-5), 5:08 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 3-3) at Boston (Lester 10-6), 5:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 7-5), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-6) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-3), 5:10 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Minnesota (Deduno 7-4), 6:10 p.m. Texas (Ogando 4-3) at Oakland (Milone 9-8), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (Redmond 1-1) at L.A. Angels (Hanson 4-2), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-9) at San Diego (Cashner 7-5), 8:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Texas at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. 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. Houston at Minnesota, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 6:40 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.

Thursday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 000 001 000 — 1 5 1 Cleveland 012 020 10x — 6 14 0 Sale, Axelrod (6) and Flowers; Masterson, R.Hill (7), J.Smith (9) and Y.Gomes. W—Masterson 13-7. L— Sale 6-11. HRs—Chicago, De Aza (13). Cleveland, Raburn 2 (13). Kans. City 021 112 000 — 7 11 0 Minnesota 002 000 000 — 2 5 1 Shields, Hochevar (7), Coleman (9) and S.Perez; Diamond, Swarzak (6), Roenicke (9) and Doumit. W—Shields 6-7. L—Diamond 5-10. HRs—Minnesota, Morneau (9). Houston 010 100 010 — 3 6 1 Baltimore 000 032 10x — 6 11 0 Lyles, Blackley (6), Zeid (8) and J.Castro; B.Norris, Tom.Hunter (7), Matusz (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters. W—B.Norris 7-9. L—Lyles 4-5. Sv—Ji. Johnson (37). HRs—Houston, Wallace (7), Krauss (3). Baltimore, C.Davis (39). Seattle 101 050 000 — 7 11 0 Boston 001 000 016 — 8 13 0 F.Hernandez, Furbush (8), Wilhelmsen (9), O.Perez (9), Medina (9) and H.Blanco; Dempster, S.Wright (7) and Lavarnway. W—S.Wright 2-0. L—O.Perez 2-3. HRs—Seattle, H.Blanco (2). Boston, Victorino (6).

Thursday’s Games Miami 3, N.Y. Mets 0 Texas 7, Arizona 1 San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 St. Louis 13, Pittsburgh 0 Atlanta 11, Colorado 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 4

Toronto 000 020 000 — 2 6 2 Los Ang. 412 000 10x — 8 12 1 Jo.Johnson, J.Perez (3), S.Santos (6), Oliver (8) and Arencibia; Richards, J.Gutierrez (8), Stange (9) and Iannetta. W—Richards 3-4. L—Jo.Johnson 1-8. HRs—Los Angeles, Trumbo (24).

Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 9-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-7), 2:05 p.m. Atlanta (Medlen 7-10) at Philadelphia (E.Martin 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 9-5) at Pittsburgh (Cole 5-4), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (Delgado 3-3) at Boston (Lester 10-6), 5:10 p.m. Cleveland (U.Jimenez 8-5) at Miami (Fernandez 7-5), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 5:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 10-6) at Tampa Bay (Archer 6-3), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 10-7) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 9-8), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 12-6) at Milwaukee (Gorzelanny 2-4), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 9-9) at San Diego (Cashner 7-5), 8:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 5:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 6:40 p.m.

Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Cleveland at Miami, 11:10 a.m. Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Arizona at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Seattle at Baltimore, 11:35 a.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m.

Kansas City at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Arizona at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Colorado at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 11:40 a.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at San Diego, 2:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE Arizona 000 000 001 — 1 8 1 Texas 011 300 20x — 7 11 0 Spruill, Collmenter (5), Sipp (7), D.Hernandez (8) and Gosewisch; Darvish, Cotts (8), Soria (9) and Pierzynski. W—Darvish 10-5. L—Spruill 0-1. HRs—Texas, Pierzynski (12), Moreland (15), Dav. Murphy (12). NATIONAL LEAGUE New York 000 000 000 — 0 6 Miami 000 003 00x — 3 6 Harvey, Atchison (6), Germen (7) and Buck; hler, A.Ramos (7), Cishek (9) and Mathis. Koehler 3-6. L—Harvey 8-3. Sv—Cishek (23).

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St. Louis 010 301 800 — 13 17 0 Pittsburgh 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 J.Kelly, Maness (7), Blazek (8), Mujica (9) and T.Cruz, Ro.Johnson; Morton, J.Gomez (7), Black (7) and T.Sanchez. W—J.Kelly 2-3. L—Morton 3-3. San Fran. 000 000 002 — 2 11 1 Phila. 000 010 000 — 1 7 0 M.Cain, Romo (9) and Posey; Hamels, Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—M.Cain 7-6. L—Papelbon 2-1. Sv—Romo (25). Colorado 010 000 100 — 2 9 0 Atlanta 210 200 15x — 11 14 0 Bettis, Corpas (6), Escalona (8), Brothers (8) and W.Rosario; Teheran, S.Downs (6), D.Carpenter (7), Avilan (7), Varvaro (9) and McCann. W—Teheran 8-5. L—Bettis 0-1. HRs—Atlanta, J.Upton 2 (18), Heyward (10).

Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Miami, 11:10 a.m.

Golf PGA-Bridgestone Invitational Thursday At Firestone Country Club (South) Akron, Ohio Purse: $8.75 million Yardage: 7,400; Par: 70 (35-35) First Round Webb Simpson 33-31 Henrik Stenson 32-33 Ryan Moore 33-33 Chris Wood 31-35 Tiger Woods 31-35 Keegan Bradley 33-33 Jason Dufner 34-33 Bubba Watson 32-35 Rickie Fowler 35-32 Bill Haas 33-34 Jim Furyk 33-34 Luke Donald 31-36 Scott Piercy 35-33 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 35-34 Ian Poulter 36-33 Paul Lawrie 34-35 Zach Johnson 33-36 Justin Rose 34-35 Harris English 32-38 Gonzalo Fdez-Castano 35-35 Jonas Blixt 34-36 Ken Duke 37-33 Peter Hanson 33-37 Richard Sterne 36-34 Satoshi Kodaira 35-35 Francesco Molinari 36-34 Jamie Donaldson 35-35 Rory McIlroy 35-35 Paul Casey 35-35 Branden Grace 38-32 Matteo Manassero 35-36 Nick Watney 35-36 Bo Van Pelt 37-34 Graeme McDowell 37-34 Lee Westwood 35-36 Miguel A. Jimenez 36-35 Steve Stricker 36-35 Sergio Garcia 36-35 Ernie Els 34-37 David Lynn 36-35 Brian Gay 37-35 Michael Thompson 35-37 Shane Lowry 35-37

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Hideki Matsuyama Dustin Johnson Nicolas Colsaerts Russell Henley John Merrick Angel Cabrera Brandt Snedeker Phil Mickelson Carl Pettersson Matt Kuchar Jaco Van Zyl Boo Weekley Adam Scott Mikko Ilonen Derek Ernst Richie Ramsay Sang-Moon Bae Thorbjorn Olesen D.A. Points Stephen Gallacher Tommy Gainey Billy Horschel Martin Kaymer Charl Schwartzel Jason Day Toru Taniguchi Kevin Streelman Brett Rumford Martin Laird Daniel Popovic

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LPGA-Women’s British Open Thursday At The Old Course, St. Andrews St. Andrews, Scotland Purse: $2.75 million Yardage: 6,672; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round a-ametuer Camilla Lennarth 33-33 Morgan Pressel 34-32 Nicole Castrale 31-36 Na Yeon Choi 32-35 Mi-Jeong Jeon 33-34 Eun-Hee Ji 31-36 Stacy Lewis 36-31 Sydnee Michaels 34-33 Ryann O’Toole 33-34 Dori Carter 35-33 Paula Creamer 34-34

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a-Georgia Hall Danielle Kang Pernilla Lindberg Catriona Matthew Lizette Salas Liz Young Katie M. Burnett Shanshan Feng Sandra Gal Caroline Hedwall Katherine Hull-Kirk Malene Jorgensen a-Lydia Ko Ai Miyazato Ji Young Oh Inbee Park Florentyna Parker Mikaela Parmlid So Yeon Ryu Miki Saiki Hee Kyung Seo Jenny Shin Marianne Skarpnord Angela Stanford Ayako Uehara Mariajo Uribe a-Amy Boulden Holly Clyburn Mamiko Higa Karine Icher I.K. Kim Brittany Lang Jee Young Lee Brittany Lincicome Rikako Morita Anna Nordqvist Lee-Anne Pace Hee Young Park Suzann Pettersen a-Emily Taylor Linda Wessberg Lindsey Wright Minea Blomqvist Irene Cho Chella Choi Jacqui Concolino Laura Diaz Moira Dunn Julieta Granada Natalie Gulbis

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55+ Summer Games Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games At Westlock/Barrhead Zone 4 (Red Deer and area) Medal winners Gold Cycling, men’s 55+ 20km: David Johnston, Rocky Mountain House; Contract bridge, 55+ open: James Schaffner, Jeanette Schaffner, Castor; Floor shuffleboard, 55+ open: Jo-Anne Sell, Jack Sell, Bowden; Athletics — 55+ women’s 100m: Kit Nielsen, Red Deer; Long jump: Nielsen; 65+ women’s 800m: Bridie Forde, Stettler; 1,500m: Forde; 70+ men’s discus: Merv Armstrong, Red Deer; Long jump: Armstrong; 80+ men’s long jump: Allen Elliott, Sylvan Lake; Shot put: Elliott; 75+ women’s 100m: Shirley Reaman, Red Deer; Long jump: Reaman; Horseshoes, 65+ open: Joseph Reichert, Lacombe; Horseshoes, 55+ women’s: Theresa Laforce, Mirror; Creative writing, class B: Walter Hawkesworth, Mirror; Arts and crafts — Landscape and figures oil paint-

ing: Helen Drader, Red Deer; Painting (33 water colour floral, 36 acrylic figures, 38 acrylic floral): Eileen Ensminger, Ponoka; Photography: Beulah Johnson, Red Deer; Crocheted article: Doreen Rausch, Ponoka; Machine quilt: Marlene Tiegs, Stettler; Quilted holiday: Shirley Thomas, Innisfail; Decorate and native: Thomas; Jewelry making: Mary Hydomako, Red Deer. Silver Military whist: Russell Picketts, Alice Picketts, Rimbey; Floor shuffleboard, 70+ open: Marlene Neis, Mirror; Jean Clarke, Bashaw; Golf, 55+ women’s low gross: Debbie Retzlaff, Rimbey; Athletics — 4x100m women’s relay: Kit Nielsen, Red Deer; Eileen Ensminger, Ponoka; Bridie Forde, Stettler; 55+ women’s javelin: Nielsen; 65+ women’s 100m: Forde; 200m: Forde; 70+ women’s 200m: Ensminger; 80+ men’s javelin: Allen Elliott, Sylvan Lake; Discus: Elliott; 75+ women’s discus: Shirley Reaman, Red Deer; Slo-Pitch, 55+ men’s: James

Andres, Rimbey; Wally Vance, Red Deer; Paul Dietrich, Halkirk; Elwood Irwin, Red Deer; Horseshoes, 65+ open: Roger Laforce, Mirror; Creative writing, class E, non-fiction humorous: Reaman; Arts and crafts — Quilted Holiday: Lorreen Beggs, Stettler; Oil Painting, acrylic landscape and still life: Ensminger; Hand knitted article: Doreen Rausch, Ponoka; Jewelry making: Shirley Thomas, Innisfail; Swimming, 65+ men’s 50m breaststroke: Wilton Littlechild, Hobbema.

Toronto Montreal Hamilton Winnipeg

GP 5 5 5 5

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

Saskatchewan Calgary B.C. Edmonton

GP 5 5 5 5

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

PF 156 122 99 115

PA 128 139 158 146

Pt 6 4 2 2

PA Pt 87 10 133 8 122 6 139 2

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 SCORING LEADERS 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

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

Wednesday’s Games Roma 3, MLS All-Stars 1 GA 21 27 29 30 19 20 30 27 29 35

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF GA Real Salt Lake 11 7 4 37 36 24 Portland 8 3 10 34 31 20 Colorado 9 7 7 34 28 24 Los Angeles 10 9 3 33 32 27 Vancouver 9 7 5 32 33 29 FC Dallas 8 5 8 32 27 27 Seattle 8 7 4 28 24 22 San Jose 7 9 6 27 23 33 Chivas USA 4 12 5 17 19 37 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Saturday’s Games New York at Sporting Kansas City, 4:30 p.m. Montreal at D.C. United, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Houston, 7 p.m. Chivas USA at San Jose, 8 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle FC, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Toronto FC at New England, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 Seattle FC at Toronto FC, 5 p.m. San Jose at Vancouver, 5:30 p.m. New York at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. D.C. United at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Montreal at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. New England at Sporting Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 6 p.m. Colorado at Chivas USA, 9 p.m.

Transactions Thursday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Assigned RHP Jairo Asencio outright to Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Added RHP Jake Peavy to the active roster. Optioned RHP Jose De La Torre to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket. Optioned RHP Brandon Workman to Pawtucket. HOUSTON ASTROS—Released 1B Carlos Pena. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed INF Chris Getz on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 28. MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned LHP Scott Diamond and OF Aaron Hicks to Rochester (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Placed RHP Dustin McGowan on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Tuesday. Reinstated RHP Sergio Santos from the 60-day DL. Transferred RHP Brandon Morrow to the 60-day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed C Miguel Montero on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 29. Optioned RHP Chaz Roe to Reno (PCL). Recalled RHP Zeke Spruill from Reno. Selected the contract of C Tuffy Gosewisch from Reno. CINCINNATI REDS—Assigned RHP Greg Reynolds outright to Louisville (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Optioned LHP Jeff Francis to Colorado Springs (PCL). Recalled RHP Chad Bettis from Tulsa (Texas). Designated RHP Josh Sullivan for assignment. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Recalled INF Scooter Gennett from Nashville (PCL). Sent RHP Mark Rogers to the AZL Brewers for a rehab assignment. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Announced the retirement of RHP Brad Lidge. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Reinstated RHP Sean O’Sullivan from paternity leave. Optioned RHP Miles Mikolas to Tucson (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Promoted Mike Rizzo to president of baseball operations and general manager. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Signed RHP Andrew Romo. EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed OF Welington Dotel. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS—Released INF Eddie Young. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS—Released INF Manny Mayorson. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS—Signed RHP Ian Hanley. Released OF David Christensen and RHP Chris DeBoo. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed INF

Danny Hernandez and RHP Bobby Hurst. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Released OF Mario Yepez. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed RHP Wes Torrez. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Signed G Nate Wolters. TORONTO RAPTORS—Signed F Austin Daye. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL—Suspended Minnesota OT DeMarcus Love first four games of the 2013 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed CB Jordan Mabin. Waived CB Saeed Lee. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Released OL Geoff Hangartner. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Acquired OT Jason Weaver off waivers from Tampa Bay. Signed WR Jheranie Boyd. DALLAS COWBOYS—Released DE Cameron Sheffield and CB Devin Smith. Signed G Jeff Olson and OT James Nelson. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Waived G Robert Griffin and LB Scott Lutrus. Signed G Danous Estenor and C Thomas Austin. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed CB Kamaal McIlwain and OT Mike Tepper. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed DL Travis Chappelear, WR Johnathan Haggerty, WR Lavasier Tuinei and DL Scott Vallone. Released DB Stephon Morris. NEW YORK GIANTS—Placed WR Jeremy Horne on the waived-injured list. Signed WR Julian Talley. NEW YORK JETS—Activated S Rontez Miles from the PUP list. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Waived RB Ray Holley. Waived/injured WR Greg Herd. Claimed WR Perez Ashford off waivers from New England. Signed TE Andrei Lintz. Canadian Football League MONTREAL ALOUETTES—Fired coach Dan Hawkins. Announced general manager Jim Popp will take over coach. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed DB David James to the practice roster. SOCCER Major League Soccer SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC—Agreed to terms with MF Shalrie Joseph. National Women’s Soccer League SKY BLUE FC—Signed MF Ashley Nick.

RED DEER RIGGERS The Red Deer Riggers won’t be playing the St. Albert Tigers in the first round of the Sunburst Baseball League playoffs after all. The Riggers will meet the Parkland White Sox in the best-ofthree league and provincial semifinal series, beginning Monday at 6 p.m. at Great Chief Park. The second game goes Tuesday in Spruce Grove with the third game, if necessary, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. The Fort Saskatchewan Athletics and the Tigers meet in the other semifinal.


Bronze Cycling, 65+ women’s 10km: Margrit Degraff, Lacombe; 65+ women’s 20km: Degraff; Golf, 65+ women’s: Carol Stewart, Red Deer; Athletics — 70+ women’s 100m: Eileen Ensminger, Ponoka; Creative writing: Shirley Reaman, Red Deer; Arts and crafts — Oil painting, still life and floral: Ensminger; Crocheted article: Beulah Johnson, Red Deer; Swimming, 65+ men’s 50m backstroke: Wilton Littlechild, Hobbema.

There is room for one more team in the annual Alberta Sports Hall of Fame golf tournament. The tournament goes Thursday at the Innisfail Golf and Country Club. Entry fee is $225 per player and anyone can enter by calling Debbie at 403-341-8614 or go to

Ninth Pace, purse $7,500 (EX, SF, TR). 1 Cenalta Power (R. Grundy) 2 Playbook (K. Clark) 3 Revoler (J. Campbell) 4 Bachelor Pad (G. Hudon) 5 Hilldrop Shady (P. Giesbrecht) 6 Cowboy Caper (K. Hoerdt) 7 Gts Jake (J. Gray) Tenth Pace, purse $3,700 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Hollywood Monroe (G. Hudon) 2 Liz Lover (B. Thomas) 3 Sharon Blew Bye (B. Watt) 4 Brave Rustler (P. Giesbrecht) 5 Hollywood Jubilee (J. Chappell) 6 Glitteronthebeach (T. Cullen) 7 Outlaw Star Maker (D. Mcleod) 8 Market For Romance (K. Ducharme) 9 Whos In The Hat (P. Davies) Eleventh Pace, purse $2,400 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Skirmish (G. Hudon) 2 Howdidchado (J. Campbell) 3 Modern Look (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Tajwon (T. Cullen) 5 Silent Rescue (K. Hoerdt) 6 Hey Scoob (J. Marino) 7 Katies Gun (B. Watt) 8 Blue Star Charger (B. Piwniuk) 9 Cenalta Magic (J. Chappell)

8 Loneridge Apache (T. Cullen) Second Pace, purse $3,200 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Justabitcrazy (G. Hudon) 2 Westcoast Son (C. Brown) 3 Bettor In The Bank (K. Clark) 4 Blistillmyheart (J. Gagne) 5 Rays High Noon (K. Hoerdt) 6 Broadies Dancer (P. Davies) 7 Two Pack Habit (J. Campbell) 8 Minettas Leader (J. Jungquist) 9 Little Bit Faster (T. Redwood) Third Pace, purse $2,300 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Js Honeybet (T. Redwood) 2 Taj R Us (J. Gagne) 3 Born With A Grin (J. Jungquist) 4 Fortunate Design (K. Clark) 5 Comeshomeearly (K. Hoerdt) 6 Minettaszoombyyall (J. Campbell) 7 Me Myself And I (B. Clark) 8 Major Ziggy (P. Davies) Fourth Pace, purse $3,000 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Timewalker (K. Clark) 2 Conspirator (P. Davies) 3 Outlawsecretweapon (C. Kolthammer) 4 A Pride Day (P. Giesbrecht) 5 Burntoastformyles (J. Campbell) 6 Burn The House (G. Hudon) 7 Pinot Prince (J. Marino) 8 Fly On The Wall (T. Redwood) ae Meadowlark Tsunami (T. Redwood) Fifth Pace, purse $5,600 (EX, TR, W4). 1 Da Terror (T. Cullen) 2 Play Me Right (J. Campbell) 3 Senga Nanjeing (R. Grundy) 4 Pedal Steel (J. Marino) 5 Gable Blue Chip (J. Gagne) 6 Tip Top Tap (R. Hennessy) Sixth Pace, purse $3,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Total Rhythm (G. Hudon)

Alberta Downs Saturday Entries Post time: 1:15 p.m. First Pace, purse $3,400 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Westwood Chaos (J. Jungquist) 2 Dickies Motel (J. Campbell) 3 Chatter Box (J. Chappell) 4 Flawless Art (D. Mcleod) 5 Eternal Grace (T. Cullen) 6 Drinkin Her Pretty (K. Clark) 7 Cracklin Millie (G. Hudon) 8 Artninspiration (K. Hoerdt) 9 Westcoast Royal (C. Brown) Second Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PX, TR, W4). 1 Bomber Brown (J. Campbell) 2 K B Hercules (J. Gray) 3 Knickfree (J. Chappell) 4 Passing Breeze (J. Marino) 5 Red Star Kash (T. Brown) 6 Capablenrewarding (D. Mcleod) 7 Nf Star Power (P. Davies) Third Pace, purse $4,000 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 R Js Diamond (T. Redwood) 2 Firstforthegirls (J. Chappell) 3 Smilys Amira (J. Marino) 4 Laughing Stock (K. Clark) 5 Bettor Dreams (P. Giesbrecht) 6 Pureform Electra (J. Campbell) 7 Sweet Sugar (T. Brown) 8 Cane Sugar (J. Gray) ae Barona Lite (B. Piwniuk) Fourth Pace, purse $4,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Little Big Grin (J. Campbell) 2 Outlaw Terra Gold (J. Marino) 3 Blazing By (J. Gray) 4 Nitrous Force (T. Cullen) 5 Va Va Varoom (P. Davies) 6 Youre Away (R. Hennessy) 7 Sheezgotdawoogies (G. Hudon) 8 Fire Dance (D. Monkman Jr)

Fifth Pace, purse $3,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Whitehouse Secret (K. Ducharme) 2 Crafty Cracker (P. Davies) 3 Kim Chee (T. Redwood) 4 Shynaway (D. Mcleod) 5 Bite Size (B. Thomas) 6 Carro Avro (G. Hudon) 7 Such A Night (J. Marino) 8 Regal Sage (J. Campbell) 9 Cinderella Smiles (P. Giesbrecht) ae Crown And Ginger (T. Brown) Sixth Pace, purse $5,600 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Clearly Best (K. Dressler) 2 Shirley Girl (G. Hudon) 3 Minettas Gidget (J. Chappell) 4 Contesta Hanover (K. Clark) 5 Cool One (D. Monkman Jr) 6 Popcorn (J. Gray) 7 Ruths Shadylady (J. Jungquist) 8 Gts Jerilyn (J. Campbell) 9 Keystone Maddie (P. Giesbrecht) ae Baja Beach (K. Mills) Seventh Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Nevermissabeat (R. Grundy) 2 National Interest (J. Chappell) 3 Kg Cody (J. Jungquist) 4 Remarkable Cam (J. Campbell) 5 Bettors Paradise (K. Clark) 6 Alcars Britefriday (P. Giesbrecht) 7 My World (K. Hoerdt) 8 Best Out West (G. Hudon) Eighth Pace, purse $7,500 (EX, TR, W4). 1 Honor Roll (J. Campbell) 2 Millbanks Ariel (J. Chappell) 3 As Seely Promised (T. Redwood) 4 Crackers Hot Shot (P. Giesbrecht) 5 Blue Star Beauty (J. Marino) 6 Feelin Flush (T. Cullen)

Sunday Entries Post time: 1:15 p.m. First Pace, purse $4,000 (EX, SF, TR, W4). 1 Lord Britannia (J. Campbell) 2 B C Lightning (C. Brown) 3 Jacksons Spin (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Tinhorn Creek (G. Hudon) 5 Cool Eyes (D. Monkman Jr) 6 Say Again (K. Clark) 7 Sonic Spark (J. Marino)

2 Mjjz R Us (P. Davies) 3 Terrorizer (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Stiletto Spur (K. Hoerdt) 5 Somethinsgoinon (K. Clark) 6 Red Star Tiger (J. Campbell) 7 Dees Promise (J. Chappell) 8 Western Chrome (R. Goulet) 9 Farm Team (T. Redwood) Seventh Pace, purse $4,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Life On Homicide (J. Jungquist) 2 Medicine Hat (P. Giesbrecht) 3 Caleo Bay (B. Watt) 4 Gotta Bad Attitude (G. Clark) 5 Rascal Shark (P. Davies) 6 Tatsu (T. Cullen) 7 Metajka Road (J. Gagne) 8 Masada Rocks (K. Hoerdt) Eighth Pace, purse $3,400 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Whosurhero (J. Jungquist) 2 Blasty Cam (G. Clark) 3 Lefty Malone (J. Gagne) 4 Modern Cowboy (P. Giesbrecht) 5 Timely Promise (J. Campbell) 6 Western Shoot Out (R. Grundy) 7 Artability (Q. Schneider) 8 Cams Wizard (J. Marino) Ninth Pace, purse $2,300 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Yankee Mystique (P. Giesbrecht) 2 Dudes Bonnie (R. Goulet) 3 Intrepid Kate (J. Campbell) 4 Barona Java (J. Marino) 5 Caracas (P. Davies) 6 Crimson Promise (R. Schneider) 7 Truly Cruisin (B. Watt) 8 Brendons No Fly (T. Redwood) 9 G I Joan (J. Marino)

B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013



South Korea’s Inbee Park, on the 17th green during the first round of the Women’s British Open golf championship on the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, Thursday.

ST. ANDREWS — Wearing a black rain suit and a soft smile, Inbee Park looked calm as ever standing before the imposing Royal & Ancient clubhouse just moments before she teed off Thursday in the Women’s British Open. Only after her unsteady round of 3-under 69 did Park reveal perhaps the biggest surprise at St. Andrews. She was nervous. “But then once the round started, and especially playing so good in the first few holes, that really gave me a lot of confidence,” Park said. “I didn’t feel much pressure when I was playing during the round. I’m just glad that it’s already started and I got the first round under my belt.” Park wound up three shots behind Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth of Sweden, a solid start to what should be a fascinating week at the home of golf. Her pursuit of history looked more like a high-speed chase when the 25-year-old South Korean made six birdies in 10 holes. Three poor tee shots, two three-putt bogeys and one double bogey from a pot bunker on the back nine made her realize there’s a reason no golfer has ever won four majors in a single year. “Felt like a roller coaster today,” Park said. She was only too happy it finally stopped with a 6-foot birdie on the 18th hole, ending a slide during which she dropped four shots in a five-hole span. Pressel, one spot out of making the Solheim Cup team this week, caught a break when the rain and wind never materialized in the afternoon. She made seven birdies in a round of 66 that gave her a share of the lead with Lennarth, who birdied the 18th. Stacy Lewis, the former No. 1 player in women’s golf, shot 31 on the tougher back nine for a 67 to be part of a large group that included former U.S. Women’s Open champion Na Yeon Choi and Nicole Castrale. Another shot behind were Paula Creamer, Catriona Matthew and Lizette Salas. Those who played early had reason to worry. Lewis was on the 10th tee when she looked over at Park knocking in an 18-foot birdie putt, her fifth of the

round. Castrale had not yet teed off when her husband saw a leaderboard with Park’s name in a familiar position. “It’s amazing, the fact we all possibly can play with history,” Castrale said. “It’s amazing what she’s done to this point, the composure she has. I don’t know what she shot today, but I’m going to guess she’ll be in the mix come Sunday.” If there were nerves on the first tee for Park, she didn’t show it. She opened with a wedge into about 7 feet for birdie, and then she really poured it on with an astounding display of her putting stroke. She rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 3 with perfect pace. She made an 18-foot birdie on No. 4 and a 35-footer on No. 6. It didn’t look as if she would ever miss. Her sixth birdie came at the 10th, when her sand wedge checked up to 5 feet right of the hole. Another birdie. Just like that, there was a feeling of inevitability about this Women’s British Open, much as there was for Tiger Woods when he won the British Open for the first time at St. Andrews by eight shots to complete the career Grand Slam in 2000. But not for long. It started with a tee shot into thick grass to the right of the 12th fairway. She saved par with another great putt, this one from 15 feet, but she couldn’t save herself much longer. After another poor tee shot on the 13th, she came dangerously close to a large gorse bush. She chipped to 15 feet and made bogey, her first of the day. A delicate pitch-and-run helped her avoid another bogey on the 15th after a third tee shot to the right. Park appeared to be in big trouble when her approach rolled toward the high face of the vetted wall in a pot bunker short of the 16th hole. She considered a shot over the wall toward the flag, but then wisely turned sideways and blasted out to some 90 feet away, her ball about halfway between the flags of No. 2 and No. 16 on the double green. Her first putt wasn’t hit nearly hard enough, and her par putt from 15 feet caught the lip. “A little disappointing, but I’m glad that I’ve done that in the first round instead of the final round,” she said. It was only her second double bogey in a major this year.

Excitement building for Canada Games in Sherbrooke BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LENNOXVILLE, Que. — Each bus that rolled on to Bishop’s University’s campus brought another wave of cheers. A group of face-painted volunteers — dubbed the Fan Club — waved signs, shouted and clapped as every bus, van and car filled with athletes turned on to the bucolic campus’ main road for the first day of the Canada Summer Games. “I’m so excited, this is going to be a great experience,” said 16-year-old Ashley Nicole Kambeitz on Thursday, shortly after stepping off Team Saskatchewan’s bus. “I’ve never been to the Canada Summer Games, but I’ve been to the Western Canada Games,” added the soccer goalkeeper from Saskatoon. Kambeitz is far from alone. There are 4,200 athletes from across Canada competing in 20 different sports over 16 days at the 2013 Games, scattered across 20 venues in Sherbrooke, Que., and its surrounding area. “This is my third Canada Games, actually. I went to the one in ’05 in Regina and ’09 in Prince Edward Island,” said para-athlete Cam MacDonald, a multidiscipline swimmer from Winnipeg. “It’s always a fun experience and it’s always a unique experience.” Bishop’s and the Universite de Sherbrooke are hosting most of the events, with nearby lakes, parks, stadiums and facilities providing the other venues. “This is the centre of the Games, it’s the Games village,” said Michel Dussureault, deputy CEO of planning for the Games, of Bishop’s campus. “This is where the athletes’ accommodations are, where

there’s food, socializing, games for them. It is also a workplace for the members of the missions and also our own organization. “So this is really a little city built around supporting the athletes so they can go from here and get to their competitions.” The Universite de Sherbrooke’s football stadium will host the opening ceremonies that — much like the fanfare before the Olympics — will feature dignitaries, flag bearers and musical performances. The athletes, however, are just excited to compete. “Yeah, pretty, I don’t know,” said Kambeitz, when asked if she was looking forward to the opening ceremonies. “I’m more excited to actually get seeing everything and playing the actual games. It’ll be fun.” Quebec takes particular pride in hosting the Canada Summer Games and hopes to win the most medals. Ontario led the way at the 2009 Games in P.E.I., winning a total of 202 medals. British Columbia finished with 144, while Quebec had 145. B.C., however, finished second in the medal standings because it had more gold medals than Quebec: 57 to 42 “It’s cool, man. Especially the Canada Games, it only comes around once every four years,” said 17-year-old Jonathan Dufours, Quebec’s catcher in men’s baseball. “To be playing at home, it’s going to be real cool. We had our week of preparation, we had a lot of people, a lot of fans, a lot of media too.” Added the Montreal native: “It’s a bigger challenge and I think it’s something to rise to.” Dussureault believes Sherbrooke and the surrounding area are an ideal location for the Canada Summer Games. “Everything is close, about 30 minutes from the

Monday deadline for MLB drug agreements that don’t impact playoffs BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Looming playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball’s latest drug scandal as pressure builds to impose penalties so stars can still make the post-season. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is expected to get a lengthy ban, a penalty starting that day would allow Texas All-Star outfielder Nelson Cruz to return for October. Major League Baseball is prepared to issue two simultaneous announcements no later than Monday, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Thursday. One would list players who accept suspensions; the other would name those disciplined without deals, but who could challenge penalties before an arbitrator. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Most players face 50-game suspensions for their links to the now-closed Florida clinic, which has been accused of distributing

banned performance-enhancing drugs. But baseball is threatening to kick Rodriguez out for life unless the three-time AL MVP agrees to a long ban, perhaps around 200 games. Rodriguez appeared ready to talk Thursday as he was leaving the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla., waving a group of writers to his car in the parking lot and rolling down the window. However, when he saw a second group with TV cameras approaching, he said: “I’ll talk to you guys, but no cameras.” Rodriguez closed the window and waited a moment, then left without saying another word. Baseball’s highest-paid player with a $28 million salary, Rodriguez played in a simulated game and saw 31 pitches over six atbats, played third and ran bases. The Yankees expect A-Rod to be accused of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and not being truthful with MLB in the past. Baseball has considered suspending him for violations of its labour contract and drug agreement, which would cause him to start serving his penalty before the case would go to arbitration.

Sidelined following hip surgery in January and then a strained quadriceps, the 38-year-old third baseman hopes to return to the Yankees in a few days. He is to play Friday and Saturday at Double-A Trenton, putting himself in position to rejoin New York for Monday’s series opener at the Chicago White Sox if he’s not banned. Barring a rainout this weekend, Cruz’s Rangers would have exactly 50 games remaining before they play at the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night. If he files a grievance, as a first offender, the penalty would be delayed until after a decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. But the lengthy legal process likely would risk his eligibility for the playoffs and the start of next season. Cruz said Thursday he hadn’t made any decision about a possible appeal. Asked whether he was told specifically what penalty could be forthcoming, Cruz responded, “No, I cannot tell you. Sorry.” Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta is the other targeted All-Star on a pennant contender, and the Tigers would have 53 games left before playing at Cleveland on Monday.

Games village,” said Dussureault. “This is the main aspect: less transportation between venues. ... Almost all our venues were already there. We didn’t have to spend that much money to get all new sports venues. “We have the swimming pool, tennis courts, mountain bike trails — which are all pretty new — but the rest of it was already there so all we had to do maintain and upgrade what we had already.” The organizers also believe that the Games will promote tourism, both during and after the competitions. “Each athlete attracts, statistically, 1.5 people with them, parents, friends and so forth,” said Dussureault. “And those are people that are coming to Sherbrooke maybe for the first time. They might like what they see and come back later. Just the bare fact that the name of Sherbrooke is being spoken all around Canada. ... Somebody will come around and say, ’Let’s go see that, the Games were there.”’ The athletes — all under the age of 21 — are focused on the competition itself, forming lasting bonds with teammates and creating memories. “Our team’s really just about showcasing the athletes,” said Kambeitz. “It’ll be great if we do win and if we medal, that’d be phenomenal and obviously we’d be very happy, but more we’re coming here just to showcase our players and show that we can play as a team and that we can play well.” Dufours is also looking forward to getting the events themselves started so Quebec can defend it’s men’s baseball championship. “I’m pumped. Hopefully we can keep the gold medal in Quebec, but we’ll see what happens,” said Dufours. “I think we’re a gold medal-calibre team and I don’t expect anything other than gold.”

MLS PLAYER OF MONTH BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Vancouver striker Camilo Sanvezzo has been named the MLS player of the month for July, becoming the first player in Whitecaps history to win the accolade. Camilo scored four goals in five matches last month, including a two-goal game against the Chicago Fire on July 14. The Brazilian moved to the top of the league’s goal-scoring charts, currently sitting in a tie for the league lead with 13 goals with Chicago’s Mike Magee. MLS awarded Camilo with the league’s player of the week award twice in July, and the 25-year-old received the player of the month honours after a near unanimous ballot from the North American Soccer Reporters. “I think he’s had a couple of good months,” said Whitecaps coach Martin Rennie. “I think he’s been consistently scoring, creating chances, and I think he’s continued that on and off all year. (He can) go into the next month now and have an even better one.” Rennie said Camilo’s honour is a reflection of the whole team’s strong performance. “The whole team’s been playing well and the results have been great, and we find ourselves up near the top of the table because of that,” said Rennie, whose team has earned points in 10 of its 11 home games and had gone six overall games without a loss before dropping the last two in succession. “When the team does well, then individuals get more accolades. It’s a team award, but I’m sure Camilo would be the first to say it’s a team award and he’ll be happy to pick it up on behalf of the team.” Camilo missed practice Thursday as he was returning from Kanas City after playing for the MLS All-Stars against Italy’s AS Roma the night before. . Vancouver plays a Cascadia Cup road match against the Portland Timbers this Saturday.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 B5

Teater leads first round at Reno-Tahoe Open BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. — Josh Teater took the first-round lead Thursday in the Reno-Tahoe Open, scoring five points with an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole and finishing with a two-point birdie on the ninth in the modified Stableford event. Winless on the PGA Tour, Teater had the eagle, six birdies and two bogeys for 15 points in gusty, swirling wind on the edge of the Sierra Nevada at Montreux Golf & Country Club. Players receive eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse. Gary Woodland and James Driscoll were a point back, Greg Chalmers followed at 13, Stuart Appleby and Colt Knost had 12, and 2008 Masters champ Trevor Immelman topped the group at 10. Defending champion J.J. Henry had three points. Teater drove the ball an average of 305 yards and hit one 367. On the 636-yard eighth hole, the Kentucky native followed a 341-yard drive with a 298-yard hybrid approach to set up a 16-foot eagle putt. He closed with a 7-foot birdie putt on the par-4 ninth. “It was kind of a funny day out there,” Teater said after the round in gusts in excess of 30 mph that

made club selection difficult at the high-altitude course where he finished seventh last year and tied for 10th the year before. “It was swirling,” he said. “You get between the trees and going up the mountain and it’s always hard to judge.” Woodland, who also averaged more than 300 yards a drive, had seven birdies in his bogey-free round. Driscoll had eight birdies but two bogeys. The 34-year-old Teater turned pro in 2001 and won the 2009 Utah Championship on the Tour. He has three top- 10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year, including a tie for second behind Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines. “When you see the way the points shake out — an eagle is worth five points, which is 2 ½ times a birdie,” Teater said. “You can make a lot of moves in one round.” Woodland birdied his first five holes and his last two, dropping a 4-foot putt on the par-3 17th, then driving 370 yards downhill and hitting a 5-iron 266 yards before two-putting from 8 feet for a birdie on the 616-yard, par-5 18th. “I think length is a huge advantage here,” Woodland said. “With the altitude. ... I was hitting middle irons into the par 5s.” Woodland also had a two-putt birdie on the par-5

eighth after his drive went 380 yards, then holed a 9-footeer for birdie on No. 9. “Going to have to make a lot of birdies out here, but the golf course suits that,” he said. Starting on No. 10, Driscoll birdied four of his first six holes but drove the ball into the sage brush en route to a bogey on No. 18. He missed a 4-foot par putt on the par-4 seventh, but followed that with an 11-foot birdie putt after blasting out of the greenside bunker on the No. 8. “Overall, top to bottom, probably one of the better rounds I’ve had for sure,” Driscoll said. “Even the bogeys I made I didn’t feel I hit that bad of shots.” Woodland and Chalmers both had early morning tee times before the strongest wind gusts, but even then the breezy conditions made it difficult. “I grew up in western Australia in the third-windiest city in the world, so the wind doesn’t bother me,” Chalmers said. “It’s figuring out the yardages based on the altitude and the down-hills we have. On the last hole today I had 175 actual yards, but I was hitting pitching wedge, which normally goes 130 yards. “So, once you figure out all those numbers, it’s quite mind boggling to think this is actually going to go far enough. You need a master’s in calculus sometimes to figure out the angles.”

Russia will enforce anti-gay Raonic ousted at Citi Open law during Sochi Olympics DEL POTRO WINS IN RETURN TO COURT


MOSCOW — Russia will enforce a new law cracking down on gay rights activism when it hosts international athletes and fans during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the country’s sports minister said Thursday, appearing to contradict assurances to the contrary from the International Olympic Committee. Russia’s contentious law was signed by President Vladimir Putin in late June, imposing fines on individuals accused of spreading “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” to minors, and even proposing penalties for those who express these views online or in the news media. Gay pride rallies also are banned. “An athlete of nontraditional sexual orientation isn’t banned from coming to Sochi,” Vitaly Mutko said in an interview with R-Sport, the sports newswire of state news agency RIA Novosti. “But if he goes out into the streets and starts to propagandize, then of course he will be held accountable.” Mutko emphasized that the law wasn’t designed to punish anyone for being gay or lesbian. But like the Russian lawmakers who authored the bill, Mutko said athletes would be punished only for propaganda, a word that remains ambiguous under the new law. “The corresponding law doesn’t forbid non-traditional orientation, but other things: propaganda, involvement of minors and young people.” The law specifies punishment for foreign citizens, to include fines of up to 100,000 rubles ($3,000), time in prison for up to 15 days, deportation and denial of reentry into Russia. Four Dutch citizens working on a documentary film about gay rights in the northern Russian town of Murmansk were the first foreigners to be detained under the new law, although their case did not make it to court, according to RIA Novosti. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird denounced Russia’s controversial new anti-gay law as hateful, saying it could incite violence. In an exclusive interview with The Canadian Press, Baird says Canada has worked behind the scenes to persuade Russia not to follow through with the law.

Red Sox score six in ninth for win to cap sweep of Mariners THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Red Sox 8 Mariners 7 BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox trailed by five runs when Daniel Nava walked to lead off the bottom of the ninth inning, and the hopes of a second consecutive walkoff win were too remote to consider. “I don’t think anybody saw that coming,” Nava said, describing the “tempered excitement” in the dugout as the bases filled and emptied during a six-run ninth inning that gave Boston an 8-7 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. “You could see it happening, but it was still too far off.” By the time the Red Sox batted around the order, and Nava came up again, the score was tied, the bases were loaded and there was still only one out. Nava lined a long single over the centre fielder to bring the Boston players out of the dugout for the increasingly familiar celebration. One night after winning in 15 innings for their major league-leading 10th walkoff victory, the Red Sox did it again to sweep Seattle and open a one-game lead in the AL East over the idle Tampa Bay Rays.

“We don’t quit. Ever,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “We truly believe we have a chance to do something special on a given night or given year. And that happens to be this year.” Henry Blanco hit a grand slam, and Felix Hernandez allowed six hits before leaving after seven innings with a 7-1 lead. Kendrys Morales had four hits and a pair of walks, and Kyle Seager and Brad Miller tripled for the Mariners, who have lost 17 games in the opponent’s final at-bat — including eight walkoff losses. “We’ve been through this before,” first baseman Justin Smoak said, “too many times.” Hernandez seemed to be cruising to his seventh consecutive victory, but the Red Sox scored one in the eighth against Charlie Furbush and then cut it to 7-3 against closer Tom Wilhelmsen in the ninth. Perez (2-3) came on with the bases loaded and nobody out, giving up Shane Victorino’s two-run single and an RBI base hit to Dustin Pedroia that made it 7-6. David Ortiz struck out, then Jonny Gomes singled off Yoervis Medina to tie it. Stephen Drew, who provided the decisive hit on Wednesday

night, walked to load the bases before Nava hit a ball off the garage door in centre field as the Red Sox celebrated. “We were trying to forget what happened yesterday,” said Perez, who blew a seventh-inning lead on Wednesday night and took the loss on Thursday even though he was the only one of the three relievers who pitched in the ninth to record an out. “We just couldn’t complete three outs. Everything went their way in the ninth.” Steven Wright (2-0) pitched three scoreless innings in relief of Ryan Dempster. Victorino homered for Boston, which was in danger of falling out of first place, percentage points behind the Rays, in the AL East. On the day that Jake Peavy arrived in the dugout to bolster the Boston pitching staff for the stretch run, Dempster, a native of Gibsons, B.C., made a case to lose his spot in the rotation. He gave up seven runs on nine hits and five walks, striking out six in six innings. It was 2-1 after Jacoby Ellsbury doubled and scored in the third, but Dempster ran into trouble against Blanco — a .189 hitter — in the fifth.

WASHINGTON — Juan Martin del Potro showed he is over the knee injury that affected him at Wimbledon by winning two matches in a day as he made his return to the tour at the Citi Open on Thursday. The Argentine — playing his first matches since losing an epic semifinal at Wimbledon — recorded a quick 6-1, 7-5 victory over American Ryan Harrison in a match postponed from Wednesday by rain, then returned to the court shortly after to defeat Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3. “Really good day,” del Potro said, smiling as he leaned back in his chair and stretched out his legs. “The match against Tomic was a little better than the first one.” The two-time Citi Open champion said his knee felt fine; he wasn’t wearing any sort of strapping the way he did at the All England Club after hyperextending it on a fall during a match. At Wimbledon he was eliminated in five sets by No. 1 Novak Djokovic in 4 hours, 43 minutes; the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. “I was training hard before coming here,”

said del Potro, who will next face No. 7-seeded Kevin Anderson, also a winner twice Thursday. Two other Americans joined Harrison on the way out Thursday with exits against highly seeded men: Jack Sock lost to No. 2 Kei Nishikori of Japan 7-5, 6-2, while Tim Smyczek was beaten by No. 3 Tommy Haas of Germany 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a match suspended Wednesday after the opening game of the final set. In the afternoon’s biggest surprise, Marinko Matosevic of Australia beat No. 4 Milos Raonic of Canada 7-5, 7-6 (7), while Nishikori was unable to back up in his second match of the day, swept aside by Marcos Baghdatis 6-1, 6-2. Anderson eliminated Australian James Duckworth 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, then played again and beat Mardy Fish of the United States 7-6 (2), 6-1. Before that match finished, Fish’s withdrawal from next week’s tournament in Montreal was announced; the event said he pulled out for personal reasons. “It’s hard for me, right now, to come out and just play every single week,” said Fish, who has missed time the past two seasons while dealing with a heart condi-

tion. “I still know I have a long ways to go to get back to where I’d like to be and where I was, maybe, 12 months ago,” he added. The other men’s quarterfinals are No. 8 John Isner against No. 16 Marcos Baghdatis, No. 11 Grigor Dimitrov against either No. 3 Tommy Haas or No. 13 Ivan Dodig, and Marinko Matosevic against Dmitry Tursunov. In women’s action, the only seeded player to lose was No. 8 Madison Keys of the United States, who failed to convert two match points and bowed out against Monica Niculescu 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (6). The women’s quarterfinals are No. 1-seeded Angelique Kerber vs. No. 7 Magdalena Rybarikova, No. 3 Ekaterina Makarova vs. Niculescu, No. 4 Alize Cornet vs. Sorana Cirstea, and Andrea Petkovic vs. Paula Ormaechea. The most unusual ending to a match came when Olga Puchkova of Russia was defaulted by the WTA supervisor after hitting a line judge in the knee with a ball between points. She was trailing Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 3-6, 6-3, 4-1 when Puchkova was forced to forfeit even though she said it was an accident.

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That brought a laugh from the champion. “I’m going to make him exciting too,” said St-Pierre. “If you look at people buying pay-per-views, I’m one of the highest in UFC. If I wasn’t exciting, I don’t think people would buy the fights. But I don’t focus on that. I focus on the job I need to do.“ St-Pierre is on an 11-bout winning streak dating to a 2007 loss to Matt Serra, who he beat the following year in a rematch. With middleweight Anderson Silva’s recent defeat, he is UFC’s longest-serving champion. Hendricks, the top-ranked contender, has won six in a row since 2010. St-Pierre will be fighting away from home for the first time in five bouts, but he points out that he has fought more in Las Vegas than anywhere else in his career and that it is like a second home. He got a roar from his home town fans when he said he would “bring the Montreal crowd with my in my heart.” Among the guests in the front row of seats were two of the city’s top boxers, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and former IBF super-middleweight champ Lucian Bute. Also there were short-track speedskating stars Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais and former judo Olympian Nicholas Gill.

MONTREAL — There was no trash talk between UFC adversaries Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks. Instead, the two exchanged compliments as they held a public news conference before about 1,000 fans and onlookers in the mall on the ground floor of a downtown office complex on Thursday. The event was part of a five-city tour to promote UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Nov. 16, where the pleasantries will be left behind in place of trying to beat each other senseless as Montreal’s StPierre defends his welterweight title against Oklahoma’s Hendricks. “Actually, he’s a really great guy,” Hendricks said. “We have fun together whenever we’re around, and that’s what this sport’s about. “It’s business, but we can be friends. That’s what I enjoy. I can go have a beer with him. I can hang with him. But we have to fight and that’s the way it goes.” The sweet talk was in sharp contrast to St-Pierre’s last title defence in March, which featured nasty pre-fight exchanges with opponent Nick Diaz and complaints that Diaz wasn’t doing his share of the promotional work. There was none of that with 29-year-old Hendricks. “He’s a gentleman and he represents the sport very well,” St-Pierre said. “He’s a good role model. “But if we’re nice to each other, it doesn’t mean it’s going to be a bad fight. It’s going to be an • Wheels even better fight. A style • Lawn and Patio Furniture match-up. I’m looking forward to it.” • Railings, Etc. The only quote with a CALL US TODAY FOR ALL hint of trash thus far came YOUR METALSTRIPPING AND from Hendricks, who said POWDERCOATING NEEDS he would make an exciting fighter out of 32-yearold St-Pierre, who tends 4617-63 St. Red Deer to take his time overpowering opponents to win by decision.

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Baird outlined the details of eight meetings, dating back to January, during which Canadian officials pushed the issue with the Russians, before and after Putin signed the controversial bill into law in June. “As concerned as we are about the Olympics, that’s nothing. That’s two, three, four weeks for the athletes and participants and the visitors,” Baird said in a telephone interview from Colombia. “This mean-spirited and hateful law will affect all Russians 365 days of the year, every year. It is an incitement to intolerance, which breeds hate. And intolerance and hate breed violence.” While activists and organizations supportive of gay rights have called for a ban on Russian-made products like Stolichnaya vodka in bars across North America, they have yet to find a unified response to the Sochi Games. Instead of a boycott of the Olympics, athletes have made individual gestures and called for protests, such as a pride parade, to be held during the games. The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.” It pledged to ensure there would be no discrimination against athletes, officials, spectators and the media in Sochi. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said Thursday the committee continues to accept past assurances from the Russian government that the law will not affect athletes, officials or spectators during the games. Gerhard Heiberg, a senior IOC member from Norway, also said Thursday that in winning the games, Russia and the city of Sochi had committed to preventing discrimination of any sort. But he issued a word of caution to the athletes. “At the same time we always say to our athletes, ’We do not want any demonstrations in one or the other direction. Please, you are there to compete and behave. Please don’t go out on the Net or in the streets,”’ Heiberg said. “I think it was very clear for London in 2012 and it will be very clear in 2014. Demonstrations in one way or another, no, but discrimination, absolutely not.”

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Steelers’ backers ready to ‘prove it’ BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LATROBE, Pa. — The chat wasn’t exactly a pep talk or a wake-up call so much as Keith Butler providing one of his star pupils with a little perspective. After the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker coach spent two years watching LaMarr Woodley struggle to stay on the field and live up to the $61.5 million contract he signed two summers ago, Butler decided it was time to get real about the fiscal realities of the NFL. “If you don’t produce and you make a lot of money, they’re going to find somebody else,” Butler said. “Coaches included.” Don’t misunderstand. Butler wasn’t hinting in any way that Woodley was in danger of losing his job. Entering the prime of his career, the 28-year-old Woodley remains a force when healthy. Butler simply suggested it might be best for Woodley to do whatever he can to remain healthy more often. Stay on the field, and the havoc Woodley created while averaging nearly 12 sacks a year between 200810 would return. If not, well, Butler couldn’t make any guarantees. “You see so many great players year to year on the waiver wire and you’re saying ’Man, they cut that dude? How did they cut that dude? Why did they do that?”’ Butler said. “Because he wasn’t playing up to the money he was

making and that’s just the hard fact of the National Football League.” One longtime teammate James Harrison learned in painful fashion during the off-season. The Steelers cut the 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year in March when Harrison declined to take a pay cut. Harrison eventually landed with Cincinnati, but finds himself adapting to a new system and a new surroundings in the twilight a once brilliant career. It’s a path Woodley would rather not travel. Hamstring and ankle issues have forced him to miss nine of Pittsburgh’s last 24 games, a span that has seen Woodley reach the quarterback just four times. While Woodley points to greater responsibility in pass coverage as part of the reason for the decline, he’s also aware he needed to change the way he prepares. Though Woodley is reluctant to discuss his weight, Butler estimates Woodley played at around 295 pounds over the last two years. He appears slimmer during the first week of training camp at Saint Vincent College, even if he typically hides his wide 6-foot-2 frame underneath layers of sweatshirts and shorts. He also switched up his off-season regimen, travelling to Arizona to work out alongside Harrison, safety Ryan Clark and others. Woodley remains vague on the specifics, pointing out the


major difference is the heat. Still, he stressed he feels “great” and is ready to quiet some of the criticism while understanding he’ll never be able to turn it completely off. “I don’t worry about that at all,” Woodley said. “When they pay you the big money, the spotlight is going to be on you no matter what. Sometimes injuries slow you down (but) ... you’ve got to keep moving.” And, Woodley hopes, moving a little more quickly. Having some help across the field wouldn’t hurt either. Harrison and Woodley were one of the best bookend linebacker tandems in the NFL when they were able to stay out of the training room. Feeding off each other, they fueled Pittsburgh to two Super Bowl appearances in three years. When one couldn’t play, however, offensive lines would shift their focus to neutralizing the other. The result was a team sack total that dipped to just 37.5 in 2012, the franchise’s lowest since Woodley joined the team as a second-round draft pick out of Michigan in 2007. Pittsburgh believes it may found Harrison’s eventual heir in rookie Jarvis Jones, who led the nation in sacks last year at Georgia. Like Harrison, Jones is an instinctive pass rusher. Even better, thanks to his background as an inside linebacker, Jones is quick-

ly grasping the intricacies of his new responsibilities in defensive co-ordinator Dick LeBeau’s 3-4 scheme. “It’s not a big stretch for him to learn what to do,” Butler said. Yet the Steelers didn’t make Jones the Steelers’ highest drafted outside linebacker since Huey Richardson in 1991 to go chase tight ends and running backs. And they didn’t pay Woodley all that money to do the same. To be honest, he’s ready to get back to the fun part of his job. “My game is predicated on sacks and this defence is predicated on getting after the quarterback,” Woodley said. Getting there — or getting close — can force opponents into mistakes. That didn’t happen nearly enough in 2012. Though Pittsburgh finished No. 1 in total defence for the fourth time in nine years, the Steelers created just 20 turnovers, including four in a meaningless season finale against Cleveland. The inability to flip the field or make the “splash” plays that Woodley made so regularly earlier in his career contributed to a dismal 8-8 finish. Woodley knows it won’t be tolerated. So does his coach. “It’s a prove it year for all of us,” Butler said. “This league is like that. Every year if we don’t do well, we all get fired. I wish America was like that, we’d all be more productive.”

Injuries starting to pile up at 49ers camp BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Buffalo Bills’ C.J. Spiller carries the ball during their NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y., Wednesday.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Injuries are suddenly piling up fast for the San Francisco 49ers in training camp. All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis was wearing a black cast around the base of his right hand and wrist and was among more than a dozen players not participating in practice Thursday. Barely 45 minutes into the workout, trainers carted cornerback Chris Culliver off the field with an apparent left knee injury. “There’ve been some nicks. You try to dodge bullets. Sometimes you don’t dodge them all,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said. Willis injured his hand for the third time in his career during oneon-one blocking drills Wednesday. He stood on the sidelines the rest of practice with his wrist and hand heavily wrapped along with fellow All-Pro middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman, who has been nursing a strained hip. Harbaugh wouldn’t confirm reports that Willis’ hand was broken, reverting to his typical line on injuries that the linebacker was “working through something.” But he said Willis will be back before the season opener against Green Bay on Sept. 8. Culliver’s injury appeared more serious. He was covering a punt and getting blocked by rookie Marcus Cooper when he went down in pain, holding his left knee and burying his head in his hands. Harbaugh and players looked on as trainers attended to Culliver, who also had his right shoulder and pectoral area examined late in Wednesday’s practice. General manager Trent Baalke consoled Culliver by putting his arm around the cornerback before he was carted off the field and taken to Stanford hospital for an MRI. Fellow cornerback Perrish Cox, who was fielding the punt, said he saw Culliver on the ground as soon as he caught the ball. “I walked over to see if he was OK,”

Cox said. “I told him, ’Keep your head up.’ And I went back to catching returns. We wish him the best.” The injury is the latest in a series of setbacks for the 49ers this off-season. Top wide receiver Michael Crabtree is rehabbing his surgically repaired right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss at least half the season — and likely more. Mario Manningham is coming off an ACL tear in his knee and is expected to be back “at some point” this season, Harbaugh has said. Fellow wideouts Kyle Williams, A.J. Jenkins and Kassim Osgood each came off the field Tuesday with apparent leg issues and have sat out the past two days. And Quinton Patton can’t catch passes due to a soft cast on his injured middle finger on his left hand. He has been running routes in a blue jersey. Outside linebacker Aldon Smith and centre Jonathan Goodwin also sat out practice due to unspecified injuries but did light stretching and agility exercises on an adjacent field with a handful of players. In addition, running backs Kendall Hunter (Achilles) and Marcus Lattimore (knee), defensive linemen Tank Carradine (knee) and Quinton Dial (toe), and tackle Luke Marquardt (foot) are on the active physically unable to perform or non-football injury lists. Now Willis and Culliver are sidelined, too. Willis has made the Pro Bowl in each of his first six seasons and has been an Associated Press first-team All-Pro five times. He had 88 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions to anchor San Francisco’s stout defence last season. Willis played with a cast during his rookie season and late in the 2010 season. He also wore a cast on his hand during his second to last season at Mississippi. Culliver had 47 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble last season while playing primarily as the team’s third cornerback. He was drafted in the third round out of South Carolina in 2011.

Winslow looking for rebound season with the Jets BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CORTLAND, N.Y. — Kellen Winslow Jr.’s arms and shoulders are covered in tattoos he wishes he never got. Especially the one on his left arm of a menacing skull with a Native American-style headdress. “I’m going to cover this up someday with something that looks a little better,” the New York Jets tight end said after practice Thursday. “I’m Indian, so I got that there. I’m black, white and Indian. But, it’s just dumb stuff, you know? I got it when I was 22.” Winslow’s right arm is decorated with several tribal tattoos and even a green and orange “U” in honour of his Miami Hurricanes days. The one he says he’ll always keep, though, is on his left forearm in big, black capital letters: “WITHOUT STRUGGLE, THERE IS NO PROGRESS.” They are the words of the late abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and perfectly summarize Winslow’s NFL career. There has been criticism for questionable comments — “I’m a soldier” — during his college and pro career, a serious motorcycle accident in 2005, careerthreatening injuries and doubts about his football future. “There have always been questions, every season,” Winslow said. “You’ve got to prove yourself every time, every day. You have to do things the right way all the time. Every season, there’s something said about somebody that they can’t do something. That’s what motivates people.” At 30 years old, Winslow believes he still has plenty of football left in him. That’s why he is setting his sights high for the Jets — despite having played just one regular-season game since 2011. “My goal is to have 100 catches,” he said. “Will I have 100? I don’t know. I might have 20, you know? But that’s my goal. You play this game for something, and I know at the end of the day that’s going to help

my team win because that’s what I do best. “That’s a lot of first downs for the team.” And a far cry from where Winslow was nearly a year ago. The former Pro Bowl tight end had a solid training camp with Seattle, but was released after training camp “They cut me over money,” he said. “And they put me in a bad situation.” It’s also something that still clearly bothers him. “It’s the past and ... you just don’t do a vet like that,” he said. “That’s pretty much it.” Winslow, who reportedly didn’t want to restructure his contract with the Seahawks, later signed with New England. He lasted one game — one catch for 12 yards — before asking to be released. “I saw the situation over there and got a lot of respect for them over there,” he said. “But, you’ve got to learn the playbook and you need time to learn those plays in training camp. You can’t come in in Week 3 and, with those guys over there, think you’re going to get in. “It wasn’t worth me being there sitting because I know what I can do.” But Winslow ended up out of the game the rest of the season, wondering if he’d get another chance. After the Jets allowed Dustin Keller to leave as a free agent and sign with Miami, they offered Winslow a tryout during minicamp. Winslow was impressive enough to warrant being signed by the Jets, whose new general manager John Idzik was in — of all places — Seattle’s front office last year. “That wasn’t him at all,” Winslow said. “There was another GM there, and John gave me a chance to come here and do my thing. Much props to John, and he knows what I can do. And I’m going to do it for him.” Winslow, the son of Hall of Famer and former Chargers star Kellen Winslow, was a first-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2004 and has 438 career receptions. The other tight ends on the Jets’ roster — Jeff Cumberland, Konrad Reuland, Hayden Smith, Mike Shanahan and Chris Pantale — have a combined 44

NFL catches. Winslow, who rides a bike to and from practice, acknowledged that he is still working himself into football shape, and the Jets have him on a so-called “pitch count.” That means Winslow, who has a history of knee issues, gets rest days from practice during training camp to make sure he doesn’t overdo it physically. “He’ll practice,” tight ends coach Steve Hagen said. “He’s played a lot of football. He’s not a knucklehead. He gets the game and he knows the game. He’s in every meeting. It’s not like he’s off playing poker when we’re meeting. He’s on the schedule, and it’s been great having him here.” Hagan likes the enthusiasm from Winslow, who gets fired up on the practice field. “He’s passionate about the game,” Hagen said. “You can see when he’s in there and he’s making a play, he’s talking and piping off. He’s like a thoroughbred horse that you hold in the gate, and you have to hold him in the gate or he’ll just run, run, run and run.” This stint with the Jets has reunited Winslow with one of his best friends in the game, wide receiver Braylon Edwards. Winslow was Cleveland’s first-round draft pick in 2004, and Edwards was the Browns’ top pick a year later. “We have a great chemistry, just in life,” Edwards said. “We like a lot of the same things and he’s a great guy, and he loves his wife and his son. Having him and him being around is fun. It’s something familiar and cool. “He’s been through a lot in the last year and a half, obviously with Seattle, thinking that was going to be a home and the situation that happened there and then going out to the Patriots and leaving there. I think this is a good opportunity for him.” Both Winslow and the Jets certainly hope so. “It’s fun, man, but we’ve got a long way to go,” he said. “Everything’s fun, but training camp tells you a lot about yourself and we’ve got a long way to go.”

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Survey results show kids not having fun playing hockey SURVEY LABELS WHY PARENTS KEPT KIDS OUT OF SPORT, PART OF GROW THE GAME INITIATIVE

TORONTO — Last winter, Hockey Canada and Bauer Hockey Inc. commissioned an independent survey to better understand the challenges facing non hockeyplaying families. The results were stunning. A whopping 90 per cent of the 875 families surveyed in Ontario and Nova Scotia kept their kids out of hockey because a) it wasn’t fun b) was too time consuming c) safety concerns d) and affordability. The good news is 73 per cent also said they’d consider putting their kids in the game in future while 40 per cent said they’d definitely consider it. Hockey Canada and Bauer Canada unveiled pilot programs Thursday at Mattamy Athletic Centre (formerly Maple Leaf Gardens) for launch in Ontario and Nova Scotia this fall to address the survey findings. It’s the next phase in Grow The Game, an initiative launched last year to add one million new players by 2022. “What this does is (set off) that little bell,” said Paul Carson, Hockey Canada’s vice-president of hockey development. “It’s a reminder that you’ve got promote the game in a way people understand the fun and positive experiences youngsters have in the sport.” Former NHL star Mark Messier is assisting Bauer and Hockey Canada in their quest to get more players in the game. The six-time Stanley Cup champion says there’s more to hockey in Canada than making it to the NHL, winning gold medals on the world stage and playing at the highest rep level. “That is a great part of our game, we all know that, I mean I lived it, so many Canadians have lived it and fans live it,” Messier said. “But hockey is so much more than that for our children and that’s the idea we’re trying to get across that it doesn’t have to be that. “I’m in no way demeaning those programs because there’s a need for that and there’s kids who are ready for that. But it’s the other kids we need to pay attention to and there’s a lot of those kids who are kind of getting bypassed right now.” Six-week pilot programs will be launched this fall and next spring in Hamilton, the Toronto neighbourhood of Scarborough, Halifax and East Hants, N.S. Bauer, Hockey Canada and local governing bodies will host fun days for parents and children while also providing information on hockey safety and educating on proper equipment fit, among other subjects. As well, enrolment and equipment will be bundled together at $100. Once the programs are launched, they will be re-evaluated and expanded into other regions. Kevin Davis, the president and chief executive officer of Bauer, said addressing the issue of hockey affordability was important. “We just want to completely remove that from being a barrier and it’s a compelling offer relative to other sports,” he said. “Again, it’s a pilot program and we’re going to roll this out and see what kind of success (we have) and my guess is we’re going to learn some stuff as we go. “We have a responsibility to our shareholders to grow the company but we have a responsibility to the sport. This is the heart of hockey here in Canada . . . we’re com-

mitted to getting more kids on the ice.” Messier, for one, was stunned by the survey results. “I think it comes to a shock to everybody,” he said. “We like to consider ourselves at the top of the pyramid in hockey around the world and if we’re going to stay there . . . we have to continue to develop our talent pool. “In order to do that we have to continue to introduce the game to more kids, get more kids playing and keep those kids that do try it in the game. “This is one way, hopefully, we can start to do that. We’re trying to send the message now that hockey is for everybody and there’s a place for everybody if you want to play hockey.” Messier said it’s im-

portant for kids to have alternate places to play other than rep or travel leagues. “We don’t want to make our kids feel like they’re failures because that (rep, AAA)isn’t for them or they’re not ready for that,” he said. “Right now there’s not a real soft place for them to land if they don’t make that but still love the game. “If they’re not in the game they can’t make it so we’re going to keep the kids in the game, they’re going to more fun and they’re going to be passionate about it. If they do develop and get that keen sense of passion that you need to play at that intense level, I think we’re going to have more kids who are funnelling through that, it just might take them a little longer.”

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Canada’s Dylan Armstrong has been awarded a bronze medal in men’s shot put from the 2010 World Indoor Championships after the International Association of Athletics Federation annulled the results of Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich. Now, Armstrong feels it’s just a matter of time before he gets a 2008 Olympic bronze medal that Mikhnevich won after doping. “I feel grateful to the IAAF that they’ve gone back and re-tested and taken the appropriate steps to resolve this case,” said Armstrong in an interview from Copenhagen. “They’ve obviously done the right thing.” Mikhnevich won silver at the event, but the IAAF issued him a lifetime ban when he was caught for a second career doping violation after renewed tests from the 2005 world championships in Helsinki found evidence of a banned substance. The organization announced Thursday that Mikhnevich’s results have been annulled from August 2005. As a result, Armstrong moved up from fourth to third with his throw of 21.39 metres. “It was definitely a memorable championships,” recalled Armstrong. “It was a really tough competition there.” Germany’s Ralf Bartels upgraded his bronze for silver with a throw of 21.44 metres. American Christian Cantwell (21.83) won the event. The IAAF decision came after Belarus’s athletics federation handed Mikhnevich a lifetime ban in June as a result of the revisited testing. The

Canadian Olympic Committee has anticipated since then that Armstrong would get the world indoor medal and Olympic bronze eventually. The International Olympic Committee has yet to decide whether Mikhnevich should be stripped of his bronze medal from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Armstrong, who narrowly missed the podium in Beijing and would be next in line for that medal, believes the IAAF’s decision now clears the way for the IOC to take action, and it’s just a matter of time before he receives his long-sought Olympic medal. “For me, this is super-satisfying, because I did work hard,” he said. “I have achieved all of these medals. It will definitely be all of my goals completed — a world indoor medal, a world outdoor medal and an Olympic medal. “(The Olympic bronze), it’s the most important one. The Olympic medal, I don’t think it really matters what colour it is. It’s a dream that came true. I worked really hard for that. It was a childhood dream. I always wanted to go to the Olympics and try to be successful there. It’s definitely a big achievement for me personally.” Armstrong said he has not heard informally from the IOC on his anticipated Olympic medal, but he views the IAAF’s decision as the last hurdle to the awarding of the Games honour. He expects to hear from the IOC in due course. When asked if he had gained a degree of justice, Armstrong replied: “It just doesn’t pay to cheat, especially now. (Governing bodies) are advancing testing. But it’s all good. The testing is better. I’m definitely not the first one and only one (to be awarded a medal after someone is caught cheating).”

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MURDER MYSTERY AT CRONQUIST HOUSE Adults with a penchant for mystery and murder can participate in a Murder Mystery Party at Cronquist House on Aug. 9. All party-goers will come dressed as their prescribed character and enjoy a night of cocktails, dinner and desserts. All guests will have a chance to solve the murder mystery. The cost is $40. Tickets must be paid in cash at the Cronquist House prior to the event. The party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Cronquist House at 4707 Fountain Drive near Bower Ponds. Pre-registration is required by emailing or calling 403-346-0055.

Depending on your expectations, it will come as good or bad news that July’s weather was decidedly average. Those convinced the month was colder and wetter than usual may be surprised — and perhaps disheartened — that the weather was pretty much par for the course, according to Environment Canada statistics. July’s average high is 16.3C and last month clocked in at 16.1C. The average July low is 10.1C, and that’s exactly where last month’s average ended up. While there were a handful of impressive downpours and hail storms, the 91 mm of precipitation fell just below the historic average of 92.2 mm, said Environment Canada meteorologist Louis Kohanyi. All things considered, July was pretty much what one can expect in Central Alberta. There was the odd bit of excitement.

A storm that pummelled Central Alberta with hail stones up to golf-ball size and winds up to 117 km/h shredded trees and did a significant amount of crop damage. A funnel cloud was spotted about 18 km northwest of the city but did not touch down. Police ordered Westerner Park evacuated around 10:30 p.m. as a safety precaution. Fortunately by then, the Westerner Days midway had already been shut down and many fair-goers had gone. No temperature records were broken — high or low — for the month. The hottest day was the Tuesday after the Canada Day weekend when the temperature hit 31.8C, well short of the 37.2C record for that day set in 1924. The month’s coldest day was July 30, when the temperature bottomed out at 3.6C, a long way off the 0.6C low set in 1917. Ending his update on a happy note, Kohanyi said August is shaping up to be hotter than usual.



BRIEFS Woman in alleged online escort scam granted bail

BENTLEY ART SHOW The Bentley Art Show and Sale on Aug. 10 will include pottery, quilting, weaving, painting and jewelery, stained glass, beads and revived antiques. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the old Community Hall, located one block south of Main Street. Admission is free. For more details call Kathleen van Dam at 403-748-2336.

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY CELEBRATION Young singers, dancers and authors will entertain at United Nations International Youth Day on Aug. 14. The theme is youth migration: moving development forward. The event is at Central Alberta Refugee Effort at #200, 5000 Gaetz Avenue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more details call Jan Underwood at 403346-8818 or email jan.underwood@

“For the month of August, it’s going to be above normal.” Precipitation is forecast to be around average, which is 70.1 mm. On the farm front, crop damage from hail this summer has been at about a “high average” level, said Jim Jones, of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation, a Crown corporation that offers farmers and agribusinesses crop insurance, disaster relief, loans and other services. About 1,200 hail damage claims have come in from Central Alberta, most of them from July storms. Across the province, 5,000 claims have been made since hail season started in May. “Last year, Central Alberta was hit pretty hard in July. This year, it was spread across the province,” said Jones, transition manager for on-farm inspections based out of Lethbridge. Southern Alberta has been the hardest hit region so far this year, he said.

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Preston Kuzmic, 7, and Jaden Rowe, 10, get under the surface for some underwater fun at the Recreation Centre outdoor swimming pool on Thursday afternoon. The 50 metre outdoor pool is popular venue to keep cool in Red Deer on warm sunny days. for swim time schedules contact the pool at 403-309-8488.

30th Ave. traffic synch planned Traffic lights will be synchronized along 30th Avenue in Red Deer starting next week four a four-week pilot project. The lights between 32nd and 55th streets will switch to fixed time synchronization for north and southbound traffic during peak hours. The pilot project will modify the signal time between 6:30 and 9 a.m. and between from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The change to fixed time means green time at the intersections will be fixed for a constant duration regardless of the varying traffic volumes. This is expected to increase the likelihood that drivers will get more green lights along this stretch of road. Frank Colismo, manager of engineering services, said the pilot is to provide improved vehicle movement along one of the heaviest volume

streets in Red Deer. “The safe and efficient movement of people and goods through the city is one of our primary goals, and if the pilot is effective we will look at continuing fixed time synchronization here and evaluate applying fixed timing to other busy streets. The city will measure the performance of the new fixed time system by reviewing the travel times and delays along 30th Avenue compared to the current system. Based on the comparison and public feedback, the city will decide whether to maintain fixed time synchronization along 30th Avenue or go back to the real-time monitoring system. To provide feedback on the fixed time synchronization pilot project, please contact engineering@reddeer. ca

The woman accused of being involved with two men in an online escort scam was granted bail Thursday. Crown Prosecutor Jason Snider and defence attorney Walter Kubanek filed a joint proposal regarding the release of Lindsay Rae Mazzei, 30, of Red Deer in Red Deer provincial court. Judge Darrel Reimer agreed to the proposed $2,000 surety, non-cash bail with property instead. However, because of the nature of her charges there are several provisions to her release. She must reside at a specific residence, obey a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, answer calls from police or a probation officer during curfew hours, abstain from alcohol and drugs excepting prescription drugs and report to a bail supervisor in person once a week. She faces charges stemming from an online escort scam where her and two others, Florian Edward Poitra, 31, of no fixed address, and Mark William Bitterman, 30, of no fixed address, allegedly lured men using the Internet for escort services, then victims were robbed. Charges against Mazzei include robbery with a firearm, extortion with a firearm, kidnapping with a firearm, forcible confinement, uttering threats, theft over $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, use of an imitation firearm in the commission of an indictable offence and use of a firearm while committing an indictable offence. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 14 in Red Deer provincial court.

After school programs benefit After school programs run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer have benefitted from an $18,000 gift. The Red Deer Firefighters Children’s Charity Foundation presented the agency with a cheque recently to ensure that local children and youth have an “accessible, barrier-free, safe place to go” after school. “Thank you to everyone for their support of our calendar campaign which has made this contribution possible,” said Dan Henschel, chair of the firefighters foundation. He added the charity is proud to support the local Boys and Girls Clubs for their work with youth. John Johnston, the fund development manager for the clubs, said he’s grateful for the donation and the two-year partnership that was struck with the local firefighters. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer operate numerous community-based after school programs in the Red Deer area. And the firefighters’ logo will appear on the North Hill Club sign.

Missing woman located An 85-year-old woman reported missing from Bashaw Valley Lodge since Tuesday has been found safe. RCMP reported early Wednesday evening that Marie Abutal had been found near Bashaw. She had left the lodge about 9 a.m. on Tuesday and had not been seen since. Police thank the general public and other agencies for their assistance in finding Abutal.

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The new roundabout in Gasoline Alley at Leva Avenue is almost ready for traffic.

Gasoline Alley roundabout ready Gasoline Alley shoppers and businesses will benefit from a new roundabout that will open today. Located on Leva Avenue, the roundabout eliminates what became an annoying bottleneck for many motorists heading to the movies or other businesses along the west side of the strip. The $6.4-million project came in

ahead of schedule and under budget, despite some rain delays, says Red Deer County. The county picked up $5.4 million of the cost and the province provided the rest. As part of the area’s redevelopment, Lime Street at the north end of Gasoline Alley is now permanently closed.

Bail has been denied for the woman accused of 23 different charges, stemming from separate incidents in Central Alberta. Ashley Chambers, 24, of Sylvan Lake was denied an interim judicial release by Judge Darrel Reimer in Red Deer provincial court. She faces 13 charges stemming from a Dec. 31 arrest including counts of forgery, possession of stolen credits cards, possession of break-in equipment, theft of mail and possessing an instrument to forge or falsify a credit card. She is also alleged to be involved in a home invasion that took place in Sylvan Lake on June 3, along with Andrew Allen “Navi” Waunch, 30, of no fixed address. Charges Chambers faces include robbery with a firearm, unlawful confinement, unlawful use of a firearm, break and enter into a house and pointing a firearm. Chambers has been remanded into custody and will return to Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 13.




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Snowden leaves Moscow airport KREMLIN TAKES DEFIANT STANCE AGAINST U.S. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW — Defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum on Thursday, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for weeks in hopes of evading espionage charges back home. The 30-year-old former NSA contractor now has plenty of room to roam throughout the sprawling country and continue the bizarre journey that has already stretched across half the planet — from Hawaii to Hong Kong to the Russian capital. The move infuriated the U.S. administration, which said it was “extremely disappointed” and warned that the decision could derail an upcoming summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The asylum offer places a significant new strain on already-corroded relations with Washington amid differences over Syria, U.S. criticism of Russia’s human rights record and other disputes. But Russia appears to have reckoned that ending Snowden’s airport limbo was worth intensifying the political standoff. The decision gives Russia cover to depict itself as a defender of human rights, pointing a finger to deflect criticism of its own poor record and tough crackdown on dissent. Snowden himself made that argument. In a statement issued by WikiLeaks, which has been assisting him, Snowden was quoted as saying that “over the past eight weeks we have seen the Obama administration show no respect for international or domestic law, but in the end the law is winning.” “I thank the Russian Federation for granting me asylum in accordance with its laws and international obligations,” he said. Snowden’s attorney, Anatoly Kucherena, was shown on Russian television holding a passport-like doc-

Berlusconi loses final appeal for tax fraud BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME — For the first time in decades of criminal prosecution, a conviction against former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi finally stuck on Thursday, leaving the media mogul with a four-year prison sentence for tax fraud with all of his appeals exhausted. But it’s highly unlikely the man who long was Italy’s most powerful politician will actually serve out the sentence behind bars. And while upholding his tax fraud conviction, Italy’s supreme court Silvio Berlusconi ordered another court to recalculate the duration of a ban on holding public office that lower courts had set at five years. That could potentially reduce the time out of the limelight that threatens to interrupt, if not end, Berlusconi’s political career, already tarnished by a sex scandal. Berlusconi, who, at 76, has dominated Italian politics for 20 years, remained defiant, if shaken. In a nineminute video address, he denounced the sentence “absolutely” baseless, saying it “deprives me of my freedom and political rights,” and insisted he is the innocent victim of “an incredible series of accusations and trials that had nothing to do with reality.” The three-time premier, dressed in his usual double-breasted suit and seated before the Italian and EU flags, swung between anger and emotion, at times his voice breaking. But he showed little signs of abandoning politics, pledging to revive Forza Italia, the movement he founded and which swept him into power as the unchallenged leader of Italy’s conservatives. Judge Antonio Esposito, in reading the court’s decision in the name of the Italian people, declared Berlusconi’s conviction and prison term “irrevocable.” But three years of his sentence will be shaved off as part of a general amnesty for crimes committed before 2006 aimed at easing prison crowding. And elderly defendants usually can serve out their sentences under house confinement.


In this image taken from Associated Press Television shows, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena showing a temporary document to allow Edward Snowden to cross the border into Russia while speaking to the media after visiting National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow, Russia, on Thursday. ument issued to Snowden by Russia’s Federal Migration Service and valid for one year. He refused to disclose the former NSA contractor’s whereabouts, telling reporters at the airport: “He now is one of the most sought-after men in the world. The issue of security is very important for him.” In its statement, WikiLeaks said only that Snowden was headed to a “secure, confidential place” after departing Sheremetyevo Airport in a taxi

accompanied by the group’s legal adviser, Sarah Harrison. It said Harrison had been with him throughout his 39 days in the airport transit zone. Despite the phalanx of photographers and reporters camped out at the airport, no one apparently saw the former NSA contractor leaving, except for someone who snapped a photo of Kucherena talking to blurry figures whom the attorney later said were Snowden and Harrison. Snowden departed his home in Ha-

waii for Hong Kong about three weeks before revealing himself as the source of reports in The Guardian newspaper of a vast surveillance program by the National Security Agency. As Washington put pressure on Hong Kong to extradite him, Snowden boarded a flight to Moscow on June 23. He was booked on another flight from Moscow to Cuba, presumably en route to seeking asylum in a Latin American country. But he never got on that flight. The United States had cancelled his passport, so he lacked documents to board the plane or enter Russia — leaving Snowden stranded in an airport no man’s land. The U.S. has demanded that Russia send Snowden home to face prosecution on espionage charges. Putin dismissed the request and made clear with the granting of asylum he has no intention of changing his mind. “We are extremely disappointed that the Russian government would take this step despite our very clear and lawful requests in public and private that Mr. Snowden be expelled and returned to the United States,” said White House spokesman Jay Carney. “Mr. Snowden is not a whistleblower” or a dissident, Carney said. “He is accused of leaking classified information. He should be returned to the United States as soon as possible.” U.S. lawmakers also reacted angrily, insisting there be serious repercussions for Putin’s decision to snub the Obama administration and that the U.S. must re-evaluate its approach to Moscow. Even before Russia’s move Thursday, some lawmakers were calling for the U.S. to boycott next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “Russia’s action today is a disgrace and a deliberate effort to embarrass the United States. It is a slap in the face of all Americans,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “Now is the time to fundamentally rethink our relationship with Putin’s Russia.”

Ohio man jailed for life for kidnapping three women BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CLEVELAND — The U.S. man convicted of holding three women captive in his house for over a decade and raping them repeatedly was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years. Ariel Castro, 53, had pleaded guilty to 937 counts including aggravated murder, kidnapping, rape and assault. Castro apologized and told the court he’s addicted to pornography, but he claimed that most of the sex with the women was consensual. “These people are trying to paint me as a monster,” he said. “I’m not a monster. I’m sick.” A deal struck with prosecutors Friday spared him from a possible death sentence for beating and starving a pregnant victim until she miscarried. The women disappeared separately between 2002 and 2004 when they were 14, 16 and 20 years old. They escaped May 6 when one of them, Amanda Berry, broke out part of the door to Castro’s house and yelled to neighbours for help. Castro said Thursday he knows what he did was wrong, but that he’s not a violent person and that his captives asked for sex and weren’t tortured. Judge Michael Russo dismissed Castro’s claims that the women lived a happy life with him. “I’m not sure there’s anyone in America that would agree with you,” he said. The women described horrific conditions in the home, which Castro turned into a jury-rigged prison. “You took 11 years of my life away, and I have got it back,” Michelle Knight told Castro on Thursday. “I


Ariel Castro listens in the courtroom during the sentencing phase Thursday in Cleveland. spent 11 years in hell. Now you’re hell is just beginning. I will overcome all this has happened, but you will face hell for eternity.” Knight said she missed her young son every day of her captivity. Knight, 32, did not face Castro as she spoke, but he glanced toward her several times. She was the first woman he abducted in 2002 after he lured her into his house with the promise of a puppy for her son. As Castro was led away, Knight watched, smiling.

FBI agent Andrew Burke said Castro turned his house into a prison by creating a makeshift alarm system and chaining the women inside bolted bedrooms. Bedroom windows were boarded shut from the inside with heavy closet doors and doorknobs had been removed and replaced with multiple locks, Burke said. The house was divided in ways to make it more secure and to hide the existence of rooms, he said.

President defends plan to create marijuana industry BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguay is poised to become the first nation to create a legal, regulated marijuana market, encouraging growers and sellers to produce enough pot to keep users from depending on illegal drug traffickers. The plan to put the government at the centre of a legal marijuana industry has made it halfway through the congress, giving President Jose Mujica a long-sought victory in his effort to explore alternatives to the global war on drugs. “I’m an old man ... I never smoked marijuana, but I have come to notice what the life of young people is like,” Mujica said Thursday in a radio address defending the proposal that was approved late Wednesday by congress’

lower house. “The consumption is already happening — it’s around every corner, and it comes from a clandestine market that by nature has ferocious rules. It’s a monopoly of mafias.” Mujica said that for every 10 deaths by drug overdose, there are 100 people murdered by drug traffickers or shot down in the fight against organized crime. “The worst thing of all is that it never ends!” he said. “How many keep falling? And drugs are still out there — why? Because the profits are enoooooormous!” The move drew both praise and criticism Thursday as word spread that 50 of 96 lawmakers in the lower house of congress had voted in favour. It now goes to the Senate, where approval is

expected. Smoking pot has long been legal in Uruguay, but growing, carrying, buying or selling has called for prison terms. If the legislation is enacted, licensed adults will be able to have marijuana for any reason. “Sometimes small countries do great things,” said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the U.S. Drug Policy Alliance. “Uruguay’s bold move does more than follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington. It provides a model for legally regulating marijuana that other countries, and U.S. states, will want to consider - and a precedent that will embolden others to follow in their footsteps.” The U.S. government, faced with its own legalization movement at the state level, such as in Colorado and Washington, largely stayed out of the Uruguayan debate




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The Olds College is busy branding these days — but livestock aren’t involved. The college recently announced the names for its four commercial beers: Aggie Ale, Old Skhool, Hay City and Prairie Gold. And on Thursday it unveiled the logo for its new teaching brewery. That logo highlights the importance of wheat and hops in the brewing process, while also recognizing the educational role of the brewery, said the college in a release. “We believe that the brewery’s logo reflects the balance between our history and innovation that will launch this unique brewery into the educational marketplace,” said Peter Johnston-Berresford, co-ordinator for the Olds College brewmaster and brewery operations management program. Scheduled to begin training students this September, the teaching brewery will be the only facility of its kind in Western

Canada. “Our students will be exposed to every aspect of the brewing industry, from the field to distribution,” said Karsten Henriksen, dean of Environment and Continuing Education at the college. “In addition to the full-time diploma

program, the college is offering numerous continuing education courses relative to this discipline.” The four beer names were chosen from submissions received as part of a contest. They came from Bernie Dyck of Calgary, Cole Littlechilds of Lac La Biche, Alberta Rachel Maud-Clarke of Olds and Lyne Dijkman of Shemogue, N.B. Each winner is receiving a framed, limited edition beer label for each of the four Olds College beers, a VIP tour of the teaching brewery, the opportunity to be a “brewer for a day” and an invitation to a VIP reception at the teaching brewery’s grand opening. Revenue generated from the sale of the Olds College beers will be used to support the program. A retail outlet will carry the four beers, as well as samples of seasonal and student beers.


Imperial Oil Q2 profit falls Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) says its net income was $327 million in the second quarter, a decline from $635 million in the year-earlier period. The main reason cited by the Calgarybased company was a $264-million non-cash charge related with its conversion of a refinery in Dartmouth, N.S. The Halifax-area refinery is to be converted into a fuels terminal. Imperial is one of Canada’s largest oil and gas companies, active in exploration, production, refining and retailing. Its net income per common share was 38 cents, which was below analyst estimates of 85 cents per share. On an adjusted basis, it had 34 cents per share of earnings compared with an analyst estimate of $1 per share.

Ford pays $17.35M fine Ford has paid the top penalty of $17.35 million to settle government allegations that the company was slow to recall nearly a half-million SUVs last year. The fine announced Thursday is linked to the July 2012 recall of nearly 485,000 Ford Escape SUVs from the 2001 to 2004 model years. The SUVs, equipped with 3-Liter V-6 engines, were recalled to fix sticking gas pedals that could cause crashes. It’s the maximum fine that safety regulators are allowed to levy against an automaker. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contends that Ford knew about the problem in May of 2011, but failed to take action until the agency began investigating the Escapes in July of 2012. The probe was started after a teenage Arizona girl died in an Escape crash in January of last year. Regulators felt they had a case that Ford violated the law by delaying the recalls, although Ford denied any violations. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press

101 dwellings for Laredo approved Red Deer’s municipal planning commission has given site-development approval for 101 multi-attached dwellings in the new Laredo neighbourhood of the Lancaster/Vanier Woods subdivision. To be located at 339 Viscount Dr., south of 22nd Street, the Avalon Central Alberta project will consist of 12 buildings. These will range from 12-plexes to single units. The commission heard that two of the buildings will consist of “stacked townhouse units.” New to Red Deer, that concept involves one dwelling unit located directly above another, each with their own exterior entrances. As part of its approval, the commission granted a relaxation of the maximum allowable height under the city’s land use bylaw to 10.6 metres from 10 metres. It also reduced the number of parking stalls to 209 from the 223 required under the land use bylaw. That parking relaxation prompted criticism from Larry Thomsen, a citizen representative on the commission. He described how there is a shortage of parking spots in nearby neighbourhoods.

Get wireless auction right, Ottawa told BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s biggest business group is urging the federal government to think long and hard before allowing a foreign giant an upper-hand in the country’s wireless market. There have been reports that big U.S. carrier Verizon wants to buy Wind Mobile — and possibly struggling Mobilicity — as a way to enter the Canadian market. Canada’s big wireless carriers have launched a media blitz to warn that, under the current rules, they would be at a disadvantage if Verizon were allowed into the market. With Industry Canada just months away from another wireless spectrum auction, Industry Minister James Moore needs to take time to rethink the auction rules, said Canadian Chamber of Commerce president Perrin Beatty. “As a former minister responsible for Canada’s telecommunications policy, I can say that it’s infinitely more important to be right than to be fast,” Beatty said in a statement posted online Thursday. “With so much at stake for Canada, it’s important to take whatever time is needed to get the decision right.” Verizon is also considering entering the spectrum auction set for January.

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TransCanada CEO Russ Girling, right, and TransCanada president of energy and oil pipelines Alex Pourbaix announce the company is moving forward with the Energy East Pipeline project at a news conference in Calgary, Thursday.

Energy East pipeline an ‘historic opportunity’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — TransCanada Corp. is moving ahead with a $12-billion plan to ship western oil to Quebec and the East Coast — the largest project in the company’s history and one it compares to the Canadian Pacific Railway in its economic impact for the country and trade benefits overseas. The Calgary-based company (TSX:TRP) announced Thursday there is enough interest from customers, at home and abroad, in the proposed Energy East pipeline for the project to go ahead. Energy East would deliver up to 1.1 million barrels per day to refineries and export terminals in Quebec in late 2017 and New Brunswick one year later. The project, which still faces regulatory hurdles, has the support of the Alberta and New Brunswick governments but it’s not clear yet whether Quebec has been won over. Critics have already vowed to fight the project, which they describe as unsafe and unlikely to deliver on job creation and energy security promises. That position has, in part, led to repeated delays for another high-profile TransCanada project, the Keystone XL pipeline in the United States. Of Energy East’s expected capacity, some 900,000 barrels per day are

covered by binding, long-term commitments from shippers, the company said. TransCanada had earlier pitched the project as an 850,000-barrel-perday pipeline, suggesting the appetite for the project was stronger than even it expected. “This is a historic day for TransCanada and a historic day for our country,” CEO Russ Girling said, likening it to “bold ventures” such as the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Trans-Canada Highway and the company’s own crosscountry natural gas mainline. “Each of these enterprises demanded innovative thinking and a strong belief that building critical infrastructure ties our country together, making us stronger and more in control of our own destiny.” Energy East would involve converting a portion of TransCanada’s underused natural gas main line to ship oil 3,000 kilometres from Alberta to its terminus near the Quebec-Vermont border. Girling said TransCanada is confident it can continue to meet the needs of its natural gas customers once Energy East starts up. Some 1,400 kilometres of new pipe will be built to Saint John, N.B., where crude can both feed Irving Oil’s massive refinery as well as be shipped offshore.

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Co-op launches app MLS sales improve in July Some Central Alberta Co-op customers could be accused of distracting driving these days — if shopping carts were considered vehicles. Federated Co-operatives Ltd. has developed a smartphone app that gives Co-op customers an electronic tool to help with their shopping. Launched last month, it generates site-specific coupons and flyer information, and even enables users to compile a shopping list. The app also shows the location of and directions to any Federated Co-op affiliate in Western Canada. “Any community that you’re in, if you go online it will show you where all of the locations are,”

said Central Alberta Coop general manager Larry Park. Other features include information about Co-op lubricants, like motor oils and transmission fluids, and instructions for the use of Co-op cardlock facilities. The app is free and can be downloaded from online stores like Apple, Google Play. It’s also available at mobileapp. A growing number of retailers are developing apps for their customers to use. The list includes Tim Hortons, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canadian Tire, Sears Canada, Princess Auto and Home Hardware.

Red Deer’s residential resale market generated 168 Multiple Listing Service sales last month, according to figures released Thursday by the Central Alberta Realtors Association. Although that tally was down nine per cent from the 185 MLS sales in June, it marked a six per cent improvement on the 158 deals recorded in July 2012. Elsewhere in the Central Alberta region covered by the association, July sales numbered 284. That was six per cent higher than the June figure of 268, but represented a nearly 10 per cent decline from July 2012, when there were 311 MLS sales. So far this year there have been 1,145 sales

in the city, up three per cent from 1,115 to the same point in 2012; and 1,540 transactions in the association’s area outside Red Deer, a two per cent decline from 1,578 during the first seven months of last year. The average resale price in Red Deer during July was $336,430, up from $307,862 a year earlier. The average for the year-to-date is $324,893, an improvement from the 2012 average for the same period of $304,622. For the surrounding region, the July average was $275,998, as compared with $288,668 for the same month last year. The January-to-July average was $266,705 this year, up from $260,129 last year. Because average pric-

es include homes of a various types and from different locations, they can vary from month to month and may not be indicative of market trends. The association processed 737 residential MLS listings in July: 290 for Red Deer homes and 447 for dwellings in the outlying area. Last year, the number of new listings for the same month was 699, with 230 of these in the city and 469 elsewhere. So far this year, there have been 5,020 new listings. Of these, 1,830 have been in Red Deer and 3,190 outside the city. Last year during the same period there were 5,527, with 1,813 in the city and 3,714 outside.

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MARKETS COMPANIES OF LOCAL INTEREST Thursday’s stock prices supplied by RBC Dominion Securities of Red Deer. For information call 341-8883.

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 86.38 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.34 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42.47 Blackberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.07 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.95 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.01 Cdn. National Railway . 104.31

Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 129.79 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 37.28 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.90 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.55 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 35.40 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 46.18 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 22.30 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.01


came in at $52.7 million or 31 cents a share, compared to a loss of $29.6 million or 17 cents a year ago. The industrials sector advanced 1.34 per cent and Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) improved by $3.66 to $129.79. Shares in transport giant Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) dipped one cent to $4.95 as it said it had adjusted net income totalling US$158 million in the third quarter, equivalent to nine cents per share and in line with analyst estimates. Financials were also higher and Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) rose 36 cents to $18.45. The gold sector was the major decliner, down almost two per cent while December bullion in New York shed $1.80 to US$1,311.20 an ounce. Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) faded 10 cents to C$5.20. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) posted a US$8.56 billion loss and lowered its quarterly dividend in the wake of lower prices for bullion and copper. Excluding unusual items, Barrick had adjusted earnings of US$663 million or 66 cents in the quarter ended June 30 — better than the analyst estimate but down from 82 cents per share last year and its shares jumped 46 cents to C$17.46. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Thursday Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,593.96 up 107.32 points TSX Venture Exchange — 921.02 up 3.68 points TSX 60 — 721.40 up 6.72 points Dow — 15,628.02 up 128.48 points, record high S&P 500 — 1,706.87 up 21.14 points, record high Nasdaq — 3,675.74 up 49.37 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.64 cents US, down 0.71 of a cent Pound — C$1.5639, up 0.17 of a cent Euro — C$1.3665, up 0.01 of a cent Euro — US$1.3205, down 0.97 of a cent Oil futures: US$107.89 per barrel, up $2.86 (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,311.20 per oz., down $1.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.123 per oz., up 23.2 cents $679.10 per kg., up $7.45 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Thursday at 921.02, up 3.68 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 122.34 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $4.40 higher $489.40; Jan. ’14 $4.10 higher $493.10; March ’14 $5.20 higher $497.50; May ’14 $5.70 higher $500.50; July ’14 $5.70 higher $503.40; Nov. ’14 $5.70 higher $485.50; Jan ’15 $5.70 higher $485.50; March ’15 $5.70 higher $485.50; May ’15 $5.70 higher $485.50; July ’15 $5.70 higher $485.50; Nov. ’15 $5.70 higher $485.50. 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. Thursday’s estimated volume of trade: 292,180 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 292,180.


PIEPLINE: ‘Game changer’ for New Brunswick Irving announced Thursday it planned to build a $300-million marine terminal to handle the increase. New Brunswick Premier David Alward called the project a “game changer” for his province. “It will change the direction of our province, our economy, the fate of many of our citizens, and it will help create a stronger more prosperous future for all of us.” Another export terminal could be built in Quebec, although the location has not been determined. Exporting crude to energy-hungry markets such as India — where landlocked Canadian crude would command a better price — is possible from Energy East, said Girling, who confirmed international customers were among those who bid for space on the pipeline. It could also allow shipments to refineries along the U.S. eastern seaboard — an 800,000-barrel-per-day market — as well as in Europe. Both the energy industry and the Alberta government have been pushing for new ways to get Canadian crude to the coast, where it can be sold in international markets. The United States is currently Canada’s sole customer for crude exports, and proponents of greater pipeline access say it’s crucial for Canada to diversify its markets to boost its product price. TransCanada says the project will also free eastern Canadian refineries

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 17.46 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.53 First Quantum Minerals . 16.62 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 28.40 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 6.59 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.28 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 30.52 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.88 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.55 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.62 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 50.31 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 48.41 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.81 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.68 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.71 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.43 Canyon Services Group. 12.85

Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.70 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.770 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.11 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.65 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 92.73 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 46.41 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.60 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.90 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.01 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.05 Penn West Energy . . . . . 12.42 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.580 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.85 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 33.74 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.60 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 15.51 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.55 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 58.26 Financials

Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.89 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.00 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.37 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.91 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.84 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.25 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.97 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.55 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.45 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 78.81 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.65 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 63.94 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.47 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.80

Enbridge posts higher Q2 profits, books $40M in Alberta spill costs BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has posted higher second-quarter profits as new pipelines in the oilsands region of northeastern Alberta came into service and the Seaway pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast contributed higher earnings. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) said adjusted earnings — which strip out the effects of one-time or unusual items — were $306 million, or 38 cents per share, up from $274 million, or 36 cents per share. Net earnings were $42 million, or five cents per share, up from $8 million, or a penny per share, a year earlier. The net earnings included $40 million in after-tax, pre insurance-recovery costs related to an oil spill from its Line 37 pipeline

in northern Alberta this spring, when the province was experiencing historic flooding. In late June, about 750 barrels of crude leaked from the line, which carries oil from the Long Lake oilsands project to its Cheecham Terminal. “Our highest priority is the safety and protection of people and the environment. The conditions that led to this incident resulted from a one-in-100 year water-level event, which made site access and remediation very challenging,” said CEO Al Monaco in a release. “We are proud of the Enbridge team and contractors and appreciate the rapid, professional and safe response to the incident. We also worked closely with our customers to mitigate impacts to their operations to the extent possible.” The spill cleanup is mostly complete and all surrounding pipe-

lines that had been shut down as a precaution have been returned to full service. Enbridge is Canada’s dominant oil shipper with a vast network connecting markets across North America. It also has a natural gas distribution business and a growing renewable energy portfolio. Pipeline rival TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) announced Wednesday that its Energy East pipeline, which is also geared toward linking western crude to eastern markets, is a-go. TransCanada plans to spend $12 billion to ship up to 1.1 million barrels of crude to refineries as far as Saint John, N.B. A regulatory decision is expected later this year on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, a controversial proposal to ship 550,000 barrels per day of oilsands crude across British Columbia to the West Coast port of Kitimat, B.C.

New pipe project a step toward fulfilling Harper’s dream of energy legacy BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Apparently stymied to the West and possibly to the South, the Harper government’s pipe dreams for turning Canada into an energy superpower got a measure of credibility with Thursday’s unveiling of a plan to carry Alberta crude east. The $12 billion Energy East proposal to pipe crude from Alberta to the Atlantic — once considered the least likely escape route for the landlocked resource — has overnight vaulted as the pipeline with the best prospects for success, and the most politically appealing. Transversing six provinces and some 4,400 kilometres, the West-East route would appear to bring the Harper Conservatives the prospects of votes all along the way, if they can avoid the pitfalls. On the plus side, it is the only pipe proposal of four that would see Canadian oil actually refined in Canada for domestic customers east of Manitoba. All the others are mere conduits for exporting unprocessed crude to Asia or the U.S. And since 70 per cent of the pipe is already in place, it is one of the least environmentally intrusive. “It does seem that this is the pipe Canadians are more willing to get behind,” said Warren Mabee, an energy expert at Queens University. “This may be a little bit of a legacy for Harper and his government.” The federal government has placed more than a few of its eggs for economic growth in the oil basket — not just to shore up support in its western base, but also to boost economic growth and government tax revenues generally. Harper laid out his vision to establish Canada as an energy superpower as far back as 2006 during a speech to the U.K. Chamber of Commerce, but the boast had of late seemed empty given there was no

from pricey imports from countries such as Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Libya. That market currently imports some 700,000 barrels per day of crude from abroad. Not only do those barrels cost more, but they come from countries that lack Canada’s environmental regulations, said Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president of energy and oil pipelines.

reliable way to get add-on oilsands production — set to expand from about 3.2 million barrels a day to more than five million in the next decade — to market. Proposals for a Keystone XL pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico, or the Northern Gateway pipe to the B.C. coast, have met stiffening — and in the latter case possibly insurmountable — opposition. A fourth project to twin the current Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline to the B.C. coast would appear to have better odds because it doesn’t involve obtaining new rights of way. Conservative strategist Tim Powers says it is likely not in the cards that all four will proceed, but if Harper can witness progress in two over the next couple of years, the political benefits could be significant. The projects promise to create thousands of jobs, both temporary and permanent. The Energy East proposal would also see work created at refineries and ports in Montreal, Quebec City and Saint John. As well, Scotiabank energy analyst Patricia Mohr notes if eastern refineries are able to substitute current sources of crude from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and the North Sea with less expensive Alberta oil, consumers in Quebec, Ontario and Atlantic Canada may benefit through lower pump prices. “2015 is an important date and if you are the government you would like to see one or two of these projects in motion,” said Powers of the next election campaign. “The prime minister gets a lot of criticism for not engaging in first ministers meetings, but he’s actually doing arguably something tangible by engaging in pretty open and overt economic nationalism by creating the conditions for economic growth. And people tend to vote on whether they are getting a pay check,” not symbolism, he added.


SPECTRUM: Next auction crucial Spectrum is the term used to describe frequencies used by wireless carriers that are owned and licensed by the government through bidding. The next auction is particularly crucial because the 700 MHz frequency will be on the selling block. The Chamber of Commerce is the latest organization to voice its frustration with the rules governing new entrants into Canada’s telecom industry. Moore has rejected pleas from Bell (TSX:BCE), Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), and Telus (TSX:T) to rethink the rules, suggesting he will stick to the policy on selling wireless spectrum that was in place the last time there was an auction in 2008. That policy, modified only slightly in 2012, allows for foreign ownership of Canadian carriers with less than 10 per cent of the market. It also prevents established Canadian companies from buying small carriers. With a combined subscriber base of nearly 25 million customers, Bell, Rogers and Telus currently own the vast majority of Canada’s wireless market. In a statement issued Wednesday, Moore said more competition in the telecom industry has been good for consumers.


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TORONTO — The Toronto stock market was sharply higher Thursday as commodity prices advanced amid strong showings in manufacturing indexes in China, the U.S. and Canada. The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 107.32 points to 12,593.96. Traders also digested big losses handed in by two major gold miners and an announcement from TransCanada Corp (TSX:TRP) that it’s going ahead with its Energy East pipeline project to transport crude from western provinces as far east as Saint John, N.B. TransCanada shares were ahead $1.08 to $48.01. The Canadian dollar was down 0.71 of a cent to 96.64 cents US as the Institute for Supply Management said its U.S. manufacturing index for July came in at 55.4, higher than June’s reading of 50.9 and the best level since April, 2011. Royal Bank’s latest purchasing managers index for the Canadian manufacturing sector came in at 52 for July, down slightly from the June reading of 52.4. Any level above 50 indicates expansion. China’s official purchasing managers index hit 50.3 last month. That is up only slightly from June’s 50.1 reading but economists had expected a modest decline of below 50. However, analysts note that the index has held between 49 and 51 for the past 15 months and is an indication that the days of double-digit Chinese growth aren’t coming back. U.S. indexes also racked up strong gains with the Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 establishing record highs. The Dow Jones industrials gained 128.48 points to 15,628.02, the Nasdaq composite index was ahead 49.37 points to 3,675.74 while the S&P 500 index climbed 21.14 points to 1,706.87. Markets sentiment was also boosted by Wednesday’s statement from the Federal Reserve, which wrapped up its two-day meeting without any change to its monetary policy that has supported the economy by keeping interest rates ultra-low. That, in turn, has encouraged lending and spending and also boosted stock markets. There has been much speculation over the last two months about when the Fed might start to wind down its US$85 billion of bond purchases every month. Analysts think that the central bank could move on tapering its purchases as early as its next meeting in September. Traders also turned their attention to the release of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report coming out Friday. Economists looked for the data to show that the economy created about 190,000 jobs during July. Commodity prices were mainly higher in the wake of the Chinese data and the energy sector led TSX advancers, up 2.25 per cent with the September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange up $2.86 to US$107.89 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) rose 88 cents to C$32.71. Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) weighed on the sector as it said its net income was $327 million in the second quarter, a decline from $635 million in the year-earlier period. The main reason cited by the company was a $264-million non-cash charge related to its conversion of a refinery in Dartmouth, N.S., into a fuels terminal. Adjusted earnings were 34 cents per share compared with an analyst estimate of $1 per share and its shares slipped $1.06 to $43.01. The base metals sector climbed 1.84 per cent while copper added to Wednesday’s eight-cent rise, up five cents to US$3.17 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 49 cents to C$24.55 while HudBay Minerals (TSX:HBM) dropped 33 cents to $6.59 as the miner reported deepening losses. Its second quarter loss

General Motors Co. . . . . 36.47 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.26 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.38 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 43.00 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 50.07 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 31.37 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 14.27 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 48.01 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 84.19 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.20 Leon’s furniture. . . . . . . . 12.70 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 48.83 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.93 Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.51 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.04 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.93 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.22 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.68

MEXICO’S HOMICIDE RATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s homicide rate dropped slightly to 22 per 100,000 people last year from 24 per 100,000 in 2011, according to new estimates by the country’s National Statistics and Geography Insti-

tute. Experts said Tuesday the drop was uneven, with some of Mexico’s most violent states posting big declines and others showing big increases. For example, both the northern border state of Chihuahua and the southern Pacific coast state of Guerrero recorded 77 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants in 2012. Yet Chihuahua, home to the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, has seen the number of homicides fall from 6,407 in 2010, when it began a stepped-up


Rezoning of Phase 8 of the Clearview North Subdivision Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/Q-2013 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw related to the Clearview North Subdivision. Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/Q-2013 proposes to rezone 1.55 hectares of land from A1 Future Urban Development district to R1 Residential Low Density District in Phase 8 of the Clearview North Subdivision.

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TRANSIT Transit Service will operate on the Sunday / Holiday schedule. First bus from the City Centre Terminal is 8:45 AM. Last bus from the City Centre Terminal is 6:45 PM.Transit Administration Offices and Customer Service are closed. There is NO SERVICE on Route 12 / 12A Gasoline Alley / Springbrook. Transit schedule information can be found on-line at Red Deer Transit Action Bus: Limited Action Bus service will be provided. No County Action Bus service. Action Bus phone lines are closed.

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City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

Rezoning of Phase 7 of the Clearview North Subdivision Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/P-2013 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw related to the Clearview North Subdivision. Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/P-2013 proposes to rezone 5.76 hectares of land from A1 Future Urban Development District and P1 Parks and Recreation District to a combination of R1 Residential Low Density District, R3 Residential Multiple Family District, A2 Environmental Preservation District and P1, Parks and Recreation District in the Clearview North subdivision.

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 C5 policing effort, to 2,783 killings in 2012. Guerrero, home to the resort city of Acapulco, had homicides jump from 1,555 to 2,684 during those years. Bloodshed also worsened in the border state of Coahuila, where homicides rose from 730 to 1,158. But Baja California, home to the once-violent border city of Tijuana, had homicides fall sharply, from 1,528 to 584. The institute said in a statement late Monday that a total of 26,037 homicides were recorded last year across Mexico.

GH Dawe Community Centre Monday, August 5 - OPEN 11am to 5pm Michener Aquatic Centre Saturday, August 3 - CLOSED Sunday, August 4 - CLOSED Monday, August 5 - CLOSED Recreation Centre Monday, August 5 - OPEN 11am to 5pm Riverbend Golf and Recreation Area Clubhouse Monday, August 5 - OPEN Dawn to Dusk

INVITATION TO TENDER Sealed Tenders clearly marked Sullivan Quarter Water and Sanitary Servicing August 2013, closing Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm, delivered or mailed to the Purchasing Section, Sixth Floor at: The City of Red Deer Professional Building Suite 600 4808 50th Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1X5 Attention: Financial Services Reception Desk and received before 2:00:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 will be opened in public immediately thereafter. Tenders received and not conforming to the foregoing will be returned to the Bidder(s) without consideration. Faxed Tender Documents or Tender Amendments will not be accepted.

Development Officer Approvals On July 30, 2013, the Development Officer issued approval for the following applications: Permitted Use Aspen Ridge 1. S Milaney – a 1.29 metre relaxation to the distance from the doors to the lane of an existing detached garage, located at 92 Arthur Close. Bower 2. Bemoco Land Surveying Ltd. – a 0.20 metre relaxation to the minimum side yard to existing steps, located at 15 Barner Avenue. Highland Green 3. L Block – a 1.20 metre relaxation to the minimum front yard to a proposed deck for the perimeter of the property, to be located at 6240 61 Avenue. Vanier Woods 4. J Edwards – a 0.75 metre relaxation to the distance from the doors to the lane of a proposed detached garage, to be located at 67 Visser Street. 5. True-Line Contracting Ltd. – a 0.10 m2 relaxation to the maximum site coverage to a proposed semidetached dwelling with attached garage, to be located at 35 Vista Close. Discretionary Use Timberstone 6. Simplice Toukam Ouagne – the discretionary use of a new 2 bedroom secondary suite to be located within a new existing single family dwelling, located at 261 Thompson Crescent. You may appeal Discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on August 16, 2013. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403342-8399.

Rezoning of 6791 65 Avenue to Add a Site Exception for Mixed Use Building Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/F-2013 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw to rezone the property located at 6791 65 Avenue. Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/F-2013 proposes to add a site exception for a mixed use building to include: Multiple Family Building, Assisted Living Facility, Day Care Facility and Day Care Adult as discretionary uses at 6791 65 Avenue in the Golden West subdivision.

The Work is comprised of approximately: Underground Remove and replace Culverts=450m Open Cut Sanitary Pipe=2800m Directional drill Terra Brute Sanitary=180m Sanitary Manhole=155v.m. Watermains=3850m Directional Drill Terra Brute Water=160m Directional Drill Water Services=360m Directional Drill Sanitary Services=400m Hydrants=21 Surface Restoration Topsoil Stripping, re-grade and seed ditch=50,000sq.m Road Base=9600sq.m 100mm Asphalt=6900sq.m Concrete curb replacement=350m

City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

There will be an informational non-mandatory bidders briefing held onsite on August 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the location of Basin Road and Burnt Park Drive. Subcontractors may view the Tender Documents at the Edmonton, Calgary, and Red Deer Construction Association offices. Inquiries regarding this Project may be directed to: Andrew Phillips The City of Red Deer Engineering Services Department 4914-48 Avenue Red Deer, AB T4N 3T3 403.342.8158

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The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.


The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700.

Tender Documents are to be obtained directly from The City of Red Deer Engineering Services Department, Third Floor, City Hall, on or after 10:00 am, Tuesday, August 6, 2013 for a $50 non-refundable fee. The City of Red Deer Contract Specifications 2013 Edition may be obtained from the Engineering Services Department for a $40 nonrefundable fee, or may be viewed on The City of Red Deer Website @

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Municipal Planning Commission Decisions

Timberlands North Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/L-2013

On July 24, 2013 the Municipal Planning Commission issued the following decisions for development permit applications:

City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw related to the Timberlands North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan. Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/L-2013 proposes to implement a new zoning / land use concept plan. Included in this bylaw amendment will be several new proposed land use districts to reflect a unique neighbourhood image, character and design providing a diverse range of land integrating residential, commercial, mixed use and civic opportunities.

Permitted Use Approvals: Downtown 1705508 Alberta Ltd. – site development for the renovation of a commercial building (Metropolitan Hardware) to include 6 residential units, a roof top garden and exterior elevation upgrade, with a relaxation of 9 parking stalls, located at 4915 – 50 Avenue (Little Gaetz).

Timberlands North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Bylaw Amendment 3217/B-2013 and Timberlands South Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Bylaw Amendment 3217/C-2013

You may appeal discretionary approvals to the Red Deer Subdivision & Development Appeal Board, Legislative Services, City Hall, prior to 4:30 p.m. on August 16, 2013. You may not appeal a Permitted Use unless it involves a relaxation, variation or misinterpretation of the Land Use Bylaw. Appeal forms (outlining appeal fees) are available at Legislative Services. For further information, please phone 403-342-8132.

Rezoning Laredo Phase 3 Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/O-2013 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw related to the Laredo Phase 3 subdivision. This bylaw proposes to rezone 12.56 hectares of land from AG County Agricultural to a combination of R1 Residential Low Density; R1A Residential SemiDetached Dwelling; R1G Residential Small Lot and P1, Parks and Recreation district.

City Council is considering amending its neighbourhood planning documents in the Timberlands North and South areas. Timberlands North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Bylaw Amendment 3217/B-2013 proposes to add the new Timberlands North Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan to its planning documents. Timberlands South Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Bylaw Amendment 3217/C-2013 proposes changes to rename the Timberlands Town Centre NASP to Timberlands South Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan and includes text describing the implementation plan and a map noting the new boundary. 67 ST

City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

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The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact The City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700.

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The proposed bylaws may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaws at the Public Hearings on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013 or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

Rezoning Phase One of Queens Business Park SW 36 & NW 25 Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/V-2013 City Council is considering amending the Land Use Bylaw related to the Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan. Land Use Bylaw Amendment 3357/V-2013 proposes to rezone Phase One of the Queens Business Park Industrial Area Structure Plan from A1 Future Urban Development District to I1 Industrial (Business Service) District and P1, Parks & Recreation District. The rezoning, covering 25.01 ha of land and including a public utility lot, is required to facilitate subdivision and development of the land in the Queens Business Park subdivision. Proposed Amendment to Land Use Bylaw 3357/2006

Bylaw 3503/2013 re: Repeal of Road Closure Bylaw 3413/2008 City Council is considering passing Bylaw 3503/2013, a bylaw to Repeal Road Closure Bylaw 3413/2008. Bylaw 3503/2013 proposes to repeal the following portions of roadway in the city of Red Deer, to include all that portion of Road as shown on Plan 993AE lying adjacent to the West boundary of Block 17 and 18, Plan 993AE, and lying within Subdivision Plan _____ and containing 0.398 hectares (0.96 acres) more or less of land. West QE2

Change District from: A1 to I1 Industrial (Business Service) District

Affected District: A1 - Future Urban Development District

A1 to P1 Parks and Recreation District

Proposed Amendment Map: 21 / 2013 Bylaw: 3357 / V-2013 Date: June 24, 2013

The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700. City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013 or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.

City Council will hear from any person claiming to be affected by the proposed bylaw at the Public Hearing on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 2nd Floor at City Hall. If you want your letter or petition included in the Council agenda you must submit it to the Manager, Legislative Services by Friday, August 9, 2013. You may also submit your letter or petition at the Public Hearing, or you can simply tell Council your views at the Public Hearing. Council’s Procedure Bylaw indicates that each presentation is limited to 10 minutes. Any submission will be public information. If you have any questions regarding the use of this information please contact the Manager, Legislative Services at 403-342-8132.


The proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, 2nd Floor City Hall during regular office hours or for more details, contact City of Red Deer Planning Services at 403-406-8700.










Aug. 2 1985 — Reichmann brothers acquire control of Gulf Canada for $2.8 billion. 1974 — Alberta acquires control of Pacific Western Airlines. 1944 — Parliament passes the Family Allowance Act. 1932 — Icelanders at Gimli Manitoba host first annual Icelandic Festival (Islen-

dingadagurinn) to celebrate their culture and honour their pioneers. The former settlement of New Iceland was formed in 1875 which became part of Manitoba in 1881 1786 — James Strange claims Vancouver Island for Britain. 1610 — Dutch navigator Henry Hudson, in the employ of the English, enters the inland sea now known as Hudson Bay, but thinks he has found the Pacific Ocean.





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Blood types leading to questions about paternity Dear Annie: I recently had a converDear R.: While it is not common for sation with my mother. She mentioned an O-negative parent to have an ABthat she and Grandma are not speaking negative child, it is not impossible. again. A lot depends on your grandfather’s She reminisced about how poorly blood type and other factors. Everyone she has been treated by her mother, involved would have to agree to be even as a child. tested to know more. She then mentioned how We realize you don’t her mother donates blood much care for Grandma, frequently, saying she is a but that doesn’t mean she universal donor, meaning isn’t biologically related to O-negative. you. Bring this up to your Annie, if my grandmothmother only if you believe it er is O-negative, it’s genetiwould be helpful to her and cally impossible for her to not simply rub salt in her be my mother’s biological wounds. mom, because Mom is ABDear Annie: My boynegative. friend, “Keith,” has worked Family relations with at a retail business for 30 that side of the family are years. MITCHELL very fragile, and I am fairly He has been friends with & SUGAR confident that my granda female co-worker for a mother would never tell while. “Marla” calls Keith anyone the truth about the on his cellphone every day, situation. even though he will be at I don’t have contacts with work within a short time. At relatives on that side of the family be- work, they talk constantly. If he doesn’t cause Grandma prohibited it. work on a specific day, she calls him Should I tell my mother? Should I multiple times at home. confront my grandmother? I have no problem with their friendHow do I start a search looking for ship, except that Keith keeps most of the answers on my own? — R. this information from me. When I ask


him directly about talking to Marla, he denies it, even though I have cellphone records as proof. If it is only a friendship, why is he so secretive? There also have been several occasions where we had plans but Keith made up excuses for being late while he waited for Marla’s phone call. Keith doesn’t understand my frustration of having to wait so that he can talk to his “friend.” And because he has limited minutes on his cell plan, he spends most of them with her, and I get fewer. Am I simply jealous, or should I be concerned about their interactions? — Tired of Being Second Dear Tired: Keith needs to be transparent in his dealings with Marla. The secrecy and frequency of the contact make it suspicious, and his excuses are a way to maintain the relationship with her at the expense of the one he has with you. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a flirtation, an affair or nothing. He needs to take your feelings into consideration and treat your relationship with more respect, instead of creating friction because he likes the attention from Marla. It’s unfair to all of you.

Dear Annie: “Too Good of a Cook” said she’d like to have some help with the grocery bills and cooking when her eight grown children and numerous grandchildren visit. This is what we did: Six couples were invited to spend the weekend at a friend’s mountain cabin. The host specified that each couple would be responsible for cooking one meal for everyone and should bring all of the groceries required for that meal. It worked out great, and it was fun to sample everyone else’s cooking. We shared the cooking cleanup and grocery expense. That way, the host could also enjoy the festivities and didn’t have to spend a fortune on groceries and all of his time in the kitchen preparing meals. — Co-Op Kitchen Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.



Hundreds of people participate in a free lunch hour yoga session at Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday.

Contest winning dog park to be doggy amusement park BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Interior designer Nate Berkus has been adding fantasy to homes for 16 years, inspiring people with just the right creative touch. But he’s been a doglover even longer, and he’s turning his design expertise to a half-million-dollar fantasy dog park. Berkus, 41, has joined the creative team for the 2014 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest. Contestants have to answer one question: “If you had $500,000 to create a Dream Dog Park where you and your best buddy can play together, what would you do?” In Lancaster, Pa., the answer included a doggy amusement park with a tennis ball tree and a 40-foot roller coaster bridge. The park there — the third contest winner — opens Aug. 6. The first park was built in Johns Creek, Ga., with a family destination theme and includes a bone-shaped bridge, two splash pads, tunnels, rubberized mulch paths and shade trees. The second park in Alabaster, Ala., has synthetic turf, agility rings, a walking trail, a fetch football field, fire hydrant goalposts and a mulch adventure path with tunnels, said Brent Gleckler, brand director for Beneful dog food. “There is nothing I love more than being with my dog,” Berkus said of sidekick Tucker, a black mutt. Together, they visit a dog park nearly every night. The parks in Alabaster and Johns Creek have been tourist magnets. In Georgia, the city had to make 72 new parking spaces next to the park to accommodate visitors. In Alabama, people take good care of the park, but the city does a walkthrough once a day, sprays it down twice a week and uses a biodegradable chemical once a month, city parks director Tim Hamm said. The dog park is part the city’s flagship Veteran’s Park, with a ball field complex, 2.5-mile walking trail, eight pavilions with picnic tables, two playgrounds, a skateboard park

and veteran’s memorial, Hamm said. Every day, they get calls from tourists asking about hours and directions. “The more people that come to our city, the more people will stop, eat and buy gas. We are all for that. Out-of-town users are great,” Hamm said. Beneful has some requirements — large dogs must be separated from small dogs; the park has to be fenced for off-leash play; and it has to be a public or non-profit park, open to the public at no charge. “A park is a place for a community to come together. These parks are specifically designed for pet owners and their dogs, but everyone is welcome,” Berkus said. “We’re really looking at it from the dog’s perspective. We will use smart materials that will last a long time, and make sure we factor in pet behaviours and create not only beautiful fun places but intelligently laid out places.” At Alabaster, the dog rules are typical of most dog parks: The offleash area is for dogs, their handlers and those accompanying them, dogs have to be vaccinated, puppies and adult females in heat are banned and everyone has to clean up after their own dog. Hamm said except for a few minor fights, there has been no trouble at the park. If there is a fight on your watch, the park has that covered too: A sign tells visitors “How to Break Up a Dog Fight.” Berkus, who has an upcoming NBC show called “American Dream Builders,” is teaming up with contractor Jason Cameron, host of the DIY Network’s “Man Caves,” and Arden Moore, founder of, for the latest contest. So if Berkus were asked to design a $500,000 park for Tucker, what would he do? “I would probably spend $495,000 bringing in squirrels because that’s what Tucker likes. The sky is really the limit. It’s an enormous budget and an enormous contribution to the communities where these parks are built and it really is meant to be a fantasyland.”

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Connecting with the crowd RUTH PURVES SMITH IS LOOKING FORWARD TO PERFORMING AT THE CENTRAL MUSIC FESTIVAL BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Ruth Purves Smith went from leading pack horses into the Alberta wilderness to singing country songs for a rough and tumble crowd at Calgary’s notorious St. Louis Hotel. All it took was answering a quirky want ad seeking a “girl country singer.” Purves Smith, who performs on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the three-day Central Music Festival just outside Red Deer, recalled her abrupt initiation into the music business. It happened like this: she’d just come off a job of guiding horses for an outfitter near Carstairs when she decided to hone her campfire singing talents by replying to the advertisement in a Calgary newspaper in the fall of 1987. Purves Smith got a quick once-over from the male musician who’d placed the ad, and must have made the grade. Next thing you know, the then 20-year-old was standing on stage at the St. Louis Hotel, with bouffant hair and a mini-skirt, crooning country classics for his one-man band. Her musician boss had made his name by playing the bass guitar with his foot, while strumming a regular guitar with one hand and playing the keyboards with the other. Besides his multi-tasking talents, Purves Smith remembers he had an eccentric penchant for Dolly Parton-style country singers. “As long as my hair was big enough and my skirt was short enough, (he) would play the songs at their proper tempo. Otherwise it was Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain at 90 miles an hour.”

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Ruth Purves Smith will perform on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the three-day Central Music Festival just outside Red Deer.

Perry relishing return to Sylvan Lake BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF


Celebrated saxophonist P.J. Perry feels he owes just about everything he knows, musically, to Sylvan Lake’s old Varsity Dance Hall. The grand, wooden-floored structure that was around from about 1930 to 1979 was where he started honing his sax skills by playing seven nights a week in his father’s dance band. Varsity hall is also where the teenage Perry soaked up the sounds of visiting blues musicians from St. Louis or Kansas City, and where he practised jazz improvisation during afternoon jam sessions with Canadian greats, such as trumpeters Arnie Chycoski and Bobby Hales. “It was an unparalleled opportunity to learn the craft,” recalled the 71-year-old, who was first turned on to jazz by notable musicians playing at the Varsity. “As a 13 or 14 year old, I just went nuts for (jazz). It was an instant love for me.” For all these reasons, Perry is relishing the prospect of returning to Sylvan Lake with his quartet to headline at the Jazz at the Lake Festival on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Alliance Community Church. “For me it’s the nostalgia — and a chance to relive my childhood,” said the Edmonton-based saxophonist, who recalled Central Alberta’s lake-side community as “an amazing place to grow up . . . There were horses, and fishing, and waterskiing in the lake and dating . . .” Perry was born into a family of roving musicians. By the time P.J. turned six in 1947, his father Paul Perry (originally Guloien), had gotten tired of the constant touring and bought Sylvan Lake’s Varsity Dance Hall with his brother and another band member. He saw it as a fantastic opportunity to settle down for a spell. During summer months, before TV came to the popular resort town, the Paul Perry Dance Band would entertain up to 1,000 people nightly on the Varsity’s railed dance floor. Whenever fall approached with bitter winds blowing across the lake and tourists drifting back to their regular lives, the family would pack up and relocate to Vancouver where P.J. would attend school and his father would perform in West Coast nightclubs with luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie. But each May, the family would return to Sylvan Lake. And the young Perry would finish up his academic year before starting another idyllic summer of performing music. He recalls his years in Central Alberta as productive, happy ones, saying “Where else would you have the op-

ing around the house,” he recalled — a departure from the persistent country music on Alberta radio stations. And Perry would routinely follow around touring black blues musicians who came from the U.S. to play at Varsity hall. “I would stick to them like glue on a fly stick. I would even go on to the hotels where they were staying and they would let me listen to the latest jazz music on vinyl records.” Perry would hear recordings of Art Blakey, a pioneer of bebop drumming, and jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, who was highly influential, despite dying at age 25 in a car accident. But with lifestyle changes brought on by television and the popularity of rock and roll, Perry’s magical dance hall days were numbered. He believes only two of Sylvan Lake’s three original dance halls had remained during his childhood. And one night in 1959, Perry was playing with his dad’s band at the Varsity when someone ran in yelling that the rival music hall, The Prom, was in flames. “It was the most spectacular fire,” recalled Perry, who noting the old dried wooden structure went up like a torch. In spite of the Varsity’s illustrious history, that monumental building lasted only 14 years after Perry’s dad sold it in 1965. It was demolished by the new owner to make way for the Raccoon Lodge Motel. Perry was glad someone from Rocky Mountain House was able to salvage the Varsity’s enormous rustic fireplace, which is now an anchor feature of the Terratima Lodge in Rocky. “It was this fantastic, wood-burning stone fireplace that was the size of the one at the Jasper Park Lodge. It was lovely on cold spring days,” he recalled. Perry’s adolescence at the Varsity is now just a memory, but his family ties remain. When the P. J. Perry Quartet plays contemporary jazz standards at Jazz at the Lake, the band will include Perry’s drummer brother, Nels Guloien, as well as bassist Neil Swainson, pianist Chris Andrew — and possibly also his saxophonist uncle Jim Guloien, who still lives in Sylvan Lake and is now in his 80s. Perry said he hopes his uncle will be able to share the stage with him again. Tickets to the 8 p.m. concert at the Alliance Community Church at 440447th Ave. in Sylvan Lake are $35. For more event and ticket information about the Aug. 15-18 festival please visit

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Celebrated saxophonist P.J. Perry and his quartet headline the Jazz at the Lake Festival on Friday, Aug. 16, at the Alliance Community Church. portunity to play for an unprecedented seven nights a week?” By age 14, he had joined his dad’s Paul Perry Orchestra, performing with many musicians who later became big names on the Canadian scene — including trumpet players Chycoski and Hales. Chycoski, who’s now venerated across North America, is best known for playing the Hockey Night in Canada theme, while Hales was Vancouver’s most in-demand trumpeter, also writing the musical opening for The Beach-

combers TV series. Perry recalled learning from seasoned jazz musicians how to improvise through 16 “unwritten” bars of music during a solo. “I would have to scramble, but it was a tremendous learning experience . . . improvisation is the basis for jazz.” He also learned to play by listening to others. Besides paying close attention to the musicians he regularly performed with, “my dad and uncle always had fantastic jazz music play-

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Randy Travis discharged from hospital following heart trouble, stroke PLANO, Texas — Country music star Randy Travis is out of the hospital three weeks after he was admitted with congestive heart failure and later suffered a stroke. A statement Wednesday says Travis has been discharged from The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano near Dallas, where he’d been admitted July 7. The statement from publicist Kirt Webster goes on to say Travis has been moved to a physical therapy centre for further treatment for a stroke he suffered July 10. The 54-year-old singer developed the heart failure due to a viral illness. The stroke prompted surgeons to operate to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis’ fiancee Mary Davis gave thanks for the prayers and support the singer received from fans and friends for his recovery.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus says audiences will ‘really freak out’ over James Gandolfini’s final film SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Julia Louis-Dreyfus says audiences will “really freak out” over James Gandolfini’s performance in his final film. Gandolfini plays her character’s love interest in Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said, set for release in September. The actress, who is promoting her role in Disney’s Planes, says she worked “intimately” with Gandolfini on the shoot just months before he died. Gandolfini died in June of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy. Louis-Dreyfus says it was a “dreamy experience” to act alongside him, adding that his character has no trace of Tony Soprano-style darkness. The romantic comedy will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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Michael Huyzer’s painting Celebration is currently on display at the A Whittle Piece of U gallery on Ross Street in Red Deer. Located at 4734 Ross St., the shop features several local artists and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

EXHIBITS RED DEER GALLERIES ● Mixed Up Media will be on display at The Hub on Ross from Aug. 1 to 30. This is a variety of mixed media by Brenda Smith who is the owner/operator of Harmonic Surroundings and the Harmonic Surroundings School of Decorative Arts which specializes in murals and trompe l‘oeil and furniture transformation. Brenda uses many decorative painting products to create her Ornamental Collections works of art. The school has classes for DIY’s, artists and professional decorative painters learning how to make old and outdated pieces of furniture look new again. Phone 403-340-4869. ● Little Fears, on display at Harris-Warke Gallery until Aug. 3, explores the fears of Edmonton artist Laura O’Connor in a mixed media exhibition. For more information call 403597-9788. ● My Home Town celebrates Red Deer’s Centennial, until Sept. 2 at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Enjoy historical photographs, artifacts, and materials, and more. See www., or phone 403-309-8405. ● Alberta Skies: Acrylic Paintings by Judith Hall runs in the Kiwanis Gallery at Red Deer Public Library Downtown Branch until Aug. 25. ● Reflections from a Century will be open until Aug. 5 at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibit celebrates Red Deer’s Centennial, and features over 50 works chosen from significant artists of Central Alberta. Dave More is curator. See, or phone 403-309-8405. ● The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates Red Deer Centennial with the opening of the exhibit Red Deer Sport History. Take a look at over 100 years Sports History and discover the impact that sport had on Red Deer and its citizens. For more information contact Debbie

at or visit or call 403-3418614.


Thief Swing, which is about “stealing horses and riding off to Drumheller.” This latter song was inspired by seeing a corral of cow ponies, she said. “They were just so fat and full of beans.” But the world isn’t always a happy place, and Purves Smith has been shaken by seeing some of the economic disparity between people in Calgary. She said she’s saving some of her “heavier” material for a third album to be recorded in future. Meanwhile, the 46-year-old is looking forward to performing at the Central Music Festival, saying that any time she gets to sing to fans outdoors, she’s there. “If I could play at festivals all the time, I would. It’s about the connection with the audience and community.” For more information about the Aug. 16-18 festival, please visit

SMITH: Second album slated for fall release It took Purves Smith only a short while to leave this stressful gig and take up with a “B” circuit country band that toured rural Alberta. It took her much longer to gain the confidence to write original songs and strike out as a professional musician with her own band, the 581. Her countryroots group is named for the highway Purves Smith regularly commuted on between Calgary, where her mom lived and the teenager attended the artsy Bishop Caroll High School, and Carstairs, where her dad ran a woolen mill and Purves Smith rode horses and later worked for an outfitter. The Three Hills-based singer credits the friendship between her sister, Calgary actress Esther Purves-Smith and musician Fred Eaglesmith for giving her the boost she needed to write her own music. By 2000, she was raising two children and trying to make it as a soloist. Eaglesmith, who’d written “about grannies and dogs” and all manner of things, decided to write a song about Purves Smith’s sister, Esther, who had starred in a short movie with him called The Gift. When Purves Smith heard this tune, she had an epiphany. She realized she didn’t have to wait for some profound mood to strike in order to be a songwriter. “When I heard Fred . . . I realized a song is what it is. Just do it. I decided I wanted to write for myself.” Her well-received debut 2010 album Out In the Storm was the culmination of a decade of songwriting. She describes this first CD as being darker in tone than her upcoming Faster Than the Speed of Dark, which is slated for a fall release. The new album will contain the song Shoulda Known, which Purves Smith wrote about herself, her sister and Eaglesmith. It also has a title track that’s a waltz, and a comic ditty called Alberta Horse

LIVE DATES ● Bower Ponds will be the venue for Central Alberta group Punch Drunk Cabaret performing on Aug. 11. The band’s sound mixes rockabilly, honky tonk and steampunk swing with a high energy. ● Slumland Theatre welcomes Alberta Horizon Crusade Tour on Aug. 23. ● The Memorial Centre hosts Great Big Sea on Oct. 28, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets on sale from Black Knight Inn, or by phone at 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793, or at or ● One-Eleven Grill will host a Jazz at the Lake event with The Jessica Stuart Few on Aug. 9 and 10 and Joanna Borromeo on Aug. 10. Call 403-347-2111 for tickets. ● 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 ● The Vat welcomes West of Hell on Aug. 15 and The Balconies on Aug. 24. Cancer Bats and Bat Sabbath perform on Oct. 3. Tickets and tour details at To have your establishment’s live bands included in this space, fax a list to Club Dates by 8 a.m. on Wednesday to 403-341-6560 or email


Daymon Patterson, the star of the Travel Channel’s Best Daym Takeout (premiering Wednesday), is a 35-year-old Connecticut man who made a series of YouTube videos of himself sitting and eating at the wheel of his car while extolling the pleasures of fast food. This rocketed him to a place we sometimes still mistakenly call “fame.” Depending on your work-surf balance at the office, you’ve perhaps seen the clip of Patterson’s ecstatic description of the burgers and fries at a Five Guys franchise. His highest compliment is also an abbreviation of his name: Daymmm! And so again, the deeper you peruse the far regions of cable’s grid, the more gratitude for the Internet you see from its idea-strapped programmers, who happily and cheaply pluck one sensation after another off your Web browser and plop a slicker version of him (or her) onto your traditional TV screen. The net effect of watching such shows, whether they’re about food or family or business, is the realization that we are all in some way hicks from the sticks, playing up our catchphrases and our provincialism while we “argue” about the most mundane topics, such as who has the best pizza or fried chicken. In Best Daym Takeout, Daym now travels to other cities to seek out new ways to rock an electrocardiogram. The double-episode opener begins in the Chicago area, where he visits Pequod’s, a deep-dish pizza joint, has a hot dog at Superdawg and then loses his mind over a drippy sandwich at Mr. Beef. With all the grace and dignity of the Mr. Kool-Aid pitcher, Daym walks into Mr. Beef and announces: “I’m a big guy! I don’t like a small sandwich!” To which one of two plus-sizers sitting on nearby stools replies, “Look at us; we’re not eating diet food.” From here, Best Daym Takeout follows the network’s basic “Man vs. Food” template: Daym befriends the owner, cracks wise while watching the kitchen process, then decides what he’s going to order. Unlike in Travel Channel shows that focus on places and people, Daym is always itching to get back to his car. Solitude is the main attraction, where he can launch into his (already stale) routine, in which he makes loud love to gooey cheese, crispy crusts and sizzling meats. (“Don’t go too far, boo,” he tells a pepperoni that’s trying to escape, popping it into his mouth.) His joy for the food is at once hilarious and horrifying, but after you’ve seen it once or twice, you’re full enough. And even though Best Daym Takeout seems to have a firm grasp on life’s simple joys, binge eaters will recognize the vibe of loneliness when pigging out in your car. In the next episode, he’s off to New Orleans, where, at least in keeping with the Travel Channel’s commitment to the somewhat-unbeaten path, he tries a soul food joint in Treme called Willie Mae’s Scotch House, then the Freret Street Po-boys & Donuts cafe uptown and a bustling Cajun seafood place in the French Quarter, the Acme Oyster House. It’s in the Quarter, where parking has always been next to impossible, that “Best Daym Takeout’s” most glaring misstep in format becomes clear: Daym leaves his car in front without fear of ticket or tow to acquire food that is not technically takeout (or drivethrough) and not meant to be. While the nosh meets his criteria in terms of cholesterol, it’s all a bit too culinary and authentic; and with all this getting in and out of the car, I worry that he’s getting too much exercise. Which, of course, leads to my sincere hope that Best Daym Takeout is not something first lady Michelle Obama, our national get-up-and-go girl, alights upon the next time she’s up late and looking for something to watch. It’s like seeing all her best efforts fall into a deep, deep-fat fryer. Best Daym Takeout (two episodes, one hour) premieres Wednesday on the Travel Channel.




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Dramatic shift from the normal RAKOFF’S FINAL WORDS FOR DEBUT NOVEL A CENTURY-SPANNING SAGA IN RHYMING VERSE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The late David Rakoff is known as a humorist, a radio personality, an essayist, a screenwriter, an actor, a visual artist and a crafter. And nearly one year after his death, the Toronto-bred New Yorker is now becoming known as a poet. Just weeks before succumbing to cancer, Rakoff completed his first novel — written entirely in rhyming couplets. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die; Cherish, Perish is a centuryspanning saga that offers a dramatic shift from the firstperson radio and magazine pieces he’s best known for. But friends and family say the unabashedly lyrical approach perfectly encapsulates Rakoff’s wit, his intellect and his deeply felt soul. “He was a poet,” says his sister Ruth Rakoff. “In his heart and in his soul and in all of him he was a poet.” Rakoff’s fiction debut traces the passions, longings and heartaches of loosely connected characters set in various eras, including turn-of-the20th-century Chicago, mid-century Manhattan and an AIDSravaged San Francisco. His Doubleday publisher and longtime friend, Bill Thomas, admits to having felt some trepidation when Rakoff first told him he wanted to write such a sweeping tale entirely in verse. “I paused for quite a while, as one can imagine,” Thomas says from his office in New York. “I was thinking, ’It’ll be a challenge.’ . . . But his passion was so intense that, of course, I acceded to it and it turned out that I was wrong. In fact, it’s the best thing he ever wrote.” Rakoff had already been diagnosed with cancer by the time he turned to his most ambitious project. His previous release, the bestselling collection of essays Half Empty, included a wry chronicle of searing pain in his left arm and shoulder that he learned was caused by a sizable tumour. The sarcoma forced him to miss repeated deadlines, in part due to the fact that his arm became practically unusable, Rakoff said in September 2010 during a promotional stop for that book in Toronto. Two months later, Thomas says Rakoff signed the deal for this novel. Rakoff submitted the manuscript in July 2012 and then powered through four recording sessions to voice the audiobook. He died less than two weeks later on Aug. 9, 2012, at age 47.


Author David Rakoff pauses during an interview in Toronto on, Sept. 16, 2010. The late David Rakoff is known as a humorist, a radio personality, an essayist, a screenwriter, an actor, a visual artist and a crafter. And nearly one year after his death, the Toronto-bred New Yorker is now becoming known as a poet. Just weeks before succumbing to cancer, Rakoff completed his first novel written entirely in rhyming couplets. “I think he had to finish it and willed himself to live until he was done,” Thomas says of Rakoff’s determined push to the end. “And I think it was because the work — (as for) any writer — the work will stand.” Longtime friend and This American Life radio host Ira Glass recalls receiving a draft copy of the book July 15, 2012. It was included in an email that began: “Dear friends.” “The manuscript for the next book is being foisted upon you either because we have spoken about it in the past, you’ve been helpful in reading parts of the material before or you’ve expressed a polite willingness to read the complete work,” Glass recites from the saved missive, which brims with Rakoff’s trademark wit. “A polite gesture you undoubtedly now regret. At any rate, I attach it herewith. It’s about 15 per cent the length of a real book, so that’s one plus.” In addition to being a master of nuanced first-person essays, Rakoff had a natural flair for the dramatic, says Glass, noting that his friend seemed to revel in the challenge of his first novel. “My guess is that he would have continued to write essays but I bet he would have made a shift over to writing stories and drama,” says Glass, noting Rakoff has said he found nonfiction writing akin to pulling teeth.

“He said more often to more of us that he was just enjoying it, it went well, and came more easily to him.” Rakoff’s passion for the work extended to his insistence that he record the audiobook himself. Glass says work began in the This American Life studio “a week or two after he finished the text because he was so concerned about how quickly he was fading.” “It felt very present in the studio, his impeding death,” Glass says of the exhausting studio sessions that took place last July. “He was having aches and pains. He was having a lot of pain in his shoulders and there were times where we would just take a break and I would rub his shoulder just to ease up on the pain.” There was a lot of coughing between takes. Rakoff’s breathing became so laboured Glass had to edit them out of the final recording. “He was tired from the drugs. At one point he was sitting there and he just fell asleep in between takes. He just closed his eyes and just fell asleep.” For Glass, the hardest part was listening to Rakoff recite passages about death. “There’s a scene where Cliff dies, which ends: ‘Cliff was now gone, 45 years of age,”’ he notes. “And I said to (Rakoff), ‘That seemed really hard to read.’ And there’s a pause and

then David just said: ‘I’m 47.”’ Ruth Rakoff notes that her brother had also wanted to draw illustrations for the book, but simply didn’t have the strength. “The last 10 days of his life he kept saying, ‘Pass me my sketchbook.’ And I would pass him the sketchbook and it would sit next to him on the bed,” she says. As a result, Thomas turned to celebrated book designer Chip Kidd to work out the visuals. He says that with Rakoff’s permission, they came up with a concept and hired a cartoonist to illustrate the text. After Rakoff died, the question became how to adequately promote his final work. “That was the greatest challenge to think about: how does one publish a book without someone so central to the publication?” says Thomas. “And the answer to that, really, was very evident even before he passed away, which was that David had thousands of friends. He was such a beloved man. And so many people have come out to help us — to help promote the book, to do readings for us, to do video presentations.” A reading at a Barnes & Noble book store in New York last week featured dozens of friends taking turns to recite his words to hundreds of fans. The army of readers included friend and former This American Life colleague Sarah Vowell, who gushes over the

book’s richly drawn scenes in a recent interview and argues that the unconventional format allowed Rakoff “to be unabashedly dazzling.” “He was such an impressive person to me. Sometimes I could be almost intimidated by his intellect and his education,” says Vowell, among the many pals to receive homemade cards, handcrafted wooden boxes and tiny sculptures over the years from the craft-loving Rakoff. “He was such a quintessential, sort of New York intellectual but I think he was brought up that way years before he ever left Canada. And in certain ways, this book is so true to his real, impressive, erudite, educated self.” The tale is packed with little nods to Rakoff’s favourite things, Vowell adds, pointing to deftly inserted references to the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, English playwright and composer Noel Coward and a 16th century painting by Giovanni Bellini. She was delighted to catch what she assumes is a sly shoutout to her — a passing mention of her obscure hometown of Bozeman, Mont. “So much of the book is about mortality and I mean, I don’t know, can a writer who isn’t dying write a book like this?” she asks. “I guess so. But, I mean, this one is so much more poignant knowing that this is one of the things that this writer left behind.” Although poetry may seem like a new venture for Rakoff, his sister recalls that one of his most impressive early compositions was a stab at Shakespearean verse during a high school English final. “The exam question was to rewrite the final scene of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the perspective of the mechanicals. And in an exam situation, on the spot, he wrote the entire thing in rhyming couplets. And it was brilliant.” Glass rattles off a long list of interviews, memorials and public events he’s accepted, organized and participated in over the past year — all for Rakoff. “Basically my policy has been anything the publisher wants me to do I’ll do,” he says. “The whole last year he’s been so present in my life . . . . Last August feels like it was five minutes ago. And last July, when we recorded this (book), feels like it was six minutes ago. “I’m not looking forward to what happens after the book is out and then he really starts to be gone.”

Pop-culture essayist Klosterman takes walk on dark side BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Asked simply to list the topics he knows most about, it’s perhaps no surprise that popculture savant Chuck Klosterman would use a 1990 episode of a long-concluded TV show to illustrate his answer. “Have you seen the episode of Cheers where Cliff goes on Jeopardy and every category is perfect?” he asks, perched on a plush couch in Toronto’s chi-chi Drake Hotel. “The categories would probably be Kiss, the history of the NFL, the history of the NBA, dinosaurs, drugs and alcohol, and the films of Richard Linklater. If it was those categories, I would feel very confident.” He’s still probably selling himself short. With eight books of fiction and non-fiction, plus articles in places as varied as the sports-centric Grantland website and the venerable New York Times Magazine, the 41-year-old Klosterman has established himself as one of the leading cultural voices of his generation. He has assailed soccer, rhapsodized about Abba, analyzed friendships with serial killers, and compared the frontman of alt-rockers Weezer to American politician Ralph Nader. Now, with his just-released fourth essay collection, I Wear The Black Hat, he takes a hard look at villains in the way he knows best: through the once-dismissed prism of pop culture. “Pop culture used to be a real pejorative term. And then it moved out of the pejorative category into sort of more of the interesting category, and now it seems to be the only culture America creates anymore,” he says. “It seems to be the only culture we have.” Curiously enough, the purest distillation of villainy Klosterman cites is a Canadian — Snidely Whiplash, the black-hatted, mustachioed, damsel-entrapping foil to the heroic Mountie Dudley-Do-Right, and one of the first villains Klosterman engaged with as a youth. “Mostly, I think the idea of tying women to railway tracks is this crazy bizarre thing,” he says, laughing. But it also highlights the crux of his thesis: that a villain is the one who knows the most and cares the least. It’s the argument that carries him through analysis of a fascinating cross-section of people, with madmen and criminals — Adolf Hitler, Ted Bundy, Jerry Sandusky — co-mingling among the likes of

Taylor Swift, Bill Clinton, Seth MacFarlane, and Muhammad Ali. “In North America, the way we understand everything is through storytelling. It’s how we’ve decided we’re going to work through problems of morality and ethics and the right way to live,” he says. “Media has changed in a way that has made these problems less sophisticated. We want things to be more straightforward. So the end result is that someone is the good guy and someone is the bad guy. Do I believe someone can be wholly good or wholly bad? I believe it’s possible, I just haven’t met any of them.” Klosterman’s look at the thorny topic of morality is unsurprising, based on his most recent works. In 2011, he wrote The Visible Man, an existential novel that deals with identity and privacy in a postmodern world. A year later, he took over the New York Times’s Ethicist column, where he doles out advice on any issue of personal mores. “People think I am claiming that I’m the most ethical man in America or North America. That’s not how it is. Thing is, if I’m not emotionally invested in the problem, I can think about it rationally and objectively and I can create the ethical framework that seems appropriate and say, ‘This is how someone should act.’ That’s not necessarily how I would act in the scenario,” he says, admitting that he too can have villainous tendencies. “For me, it’s working through non-fiction thought problems. I enjoy that, it’s interesting to me.” Writing about his interests — mixed in with the good timing to start writing near the rise of the 5402-47 St. Red Deer MOVIE LINE 346-1300 RED 2


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ternet, he adds — is what got him where he is now. He started in newspapers, at broadsheets like the Akron Beacon Journal, where he decided to write a book about what he liked, which he was convinced was going to be so niche that only an academic press would bother reading. The book eventually became his successful debut Fargo Rock City, tracking heavy metal’s history as reflected by his own North Dakota adolescence. “I wouldn’t say I led the charge, but at the same time I didn’t feel like there were a lot of people doing the same thing . . . there was no template,” he says. “I always felt that there’s always a lot of great writing about the arts, but the problem is that writing tends to be done at the apex of the media hierarchy. So they’re dealing with music and books and film and television that most people are not consuming, so they have no context for it. ... So I wanted to consciously find things that everybody has a shared collective context for.” That tactic has earned him a wide fanbase, but also a share of detractors, who criticize him for being too introspective and navel-gazing. Klosterman isn’t offended by the charge.


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SCHIELKE Rena Hannah Rena Schielke of Red Deer passed away at Red Deer Hospital on July 24th, 2013 at the age of 96. She had been predeceased by her husband Carl Schielke in 2004. Rena is lovingly remembered by her family:† son, Bevin (Suzanne) Chesters of Regina, daughter, Nancy ( Ve r n ) B i l o f R e d D e e r, step-daughter, Ann (John) Baty of Victoria, and step-son, Jim (Gail) Schielke of Crossfield; ten grandchildren, Amy, Derek, Carlena, Paul, Ryan, Elaine, Melissa, Brian, Susan and Lee; and thirteen great-grandchildren, Jessica, MacKenzie, Caleb, Isaac, Drew, Hannah, Marcus, Matthew, Silas, Brooke, Felix, Paige and Holly. Rena was born at Irma, Alberta, the youngest in the Fenton family of seven. Her independent spirit and unique style helped her to run her own successful catering business in Regina for many years. Rena was an accomplished quilter and spent many winter hours making quilts. During the 80’s and 90’s, she enjoyed volunteering with Carl at the Westerner Days and attending dances at the Golden Circle. Country living was her greatest pleasure until her move to Michener Hills Extendicare at 93 years old. A funeral service for immediate family and friends was held July 25th and was officiated by Rev. Peter Van Katwyk of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be directed to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta at or to the charity of choice. The family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the kind staff at Michener Hill Extendicare where Rena resided for the past three years.

In Memoriam In Loving Memory of Sister: Marie Joan Lachance July 24, 1943 - Aug. 2, 2006 Brother: Donald Leonard Lachance Jan. 30, 1936 - June 28, 2008 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. Over 2,000,000 hours St. John Ambulance volunteers provide Canadians with more than 2 million hours of community service each year.

Kayla McKay Sept 6, 1983 - Aug 3, 2006 If time could stop for a moment And we could wish for just one thing It would be to have you here with us And the joy that it would bring To hear your laugh and see you smile To share a moment or two To make new memories we could hold in our hearts And have more time with you †You left too soon we were not prepared And the years have passed so fast We wish for just a few more moments And to make those moments last We love and miss you Danielle, Ryan, Brooklynn and Logan


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Card Of Thanks 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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DELENA MARIE LYLE July 17, 1956 - Aug. 2, 2010

Taylor Dr. ˜ Red Deer John & Raylene Ponto with Jeff & Christine Malloy are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their children Teighan Ponto & Kyle Malloy at 12:30pm, August 10, 2013 at Word of Life Centre.

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Until we meet again Sis Mary Ray & family

~Love your family


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May the winds of “Love & Kisses” blow softly so you both will hear. There is never a day or night goes by that we don’t wish you both, “were still here”.

You are never more than a thought away. You are no longer where you were, Now you are wherever we are.




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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 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”

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CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds




Legal Assistant

proficient in Real Estate Conveyancing. This is a permanent position, offering competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience. Submit resumes to info@ Attention: Gaylene Bobb or fax 403-340-1280.



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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS Oil & Gas Well Testing Supervisors/Night Foremen, Experienced/Inexperienced Junior Day/Night Operators Must have H2S, First Aid, valid driver’s license. Pre-employment Drug screening Competitive Wages. Benefit Package Please submit resume with references to: or by fax to (403) 783-8004 Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted


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


Experienced Picker Operator, Swampers and Class 1 Drivers

with tickets. May consider qualified apprentice or suitable candidate.

For Red Deer area.


TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.


Fax resume & abstract to 403-885-0473 email: No phone calls please.








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Class 1 Drivers/Operators Class 1 Drivers Bulk Transport—Sand and Nitrogen Class 2 Crew Bus Drivers Supervisors—Coiled Tubing

Applicant Requirements: f Self-motivated f Willing to work flexible hours f Safety-focused f Team orientated f Clean drivers abstract

Why Canyon? f Paid technical and leadership training f Career advancement opportunities f RRSP matching program f Dynamic and rapidly growing company f Premium compensation package

WELLHEAD ISOLATION SERVICE TECHNICIANS AND TRAINEES ISOLATION Equipment Services Inc., an expanding Oil Service & Supply Company is seeking quality

To apply for the above positions, in confidence, please email or fax your resume and a copy of a current drivers abstract. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an initial interview will be contacted.

Service Technicians and Trainees.


How to apply: email: fax: (403) 356-1146 website:


Previous experience with service rigs, fracturing, or similar industry experience with oilfield tickets is an asset. Class 1 or 3 driver’s License applicants will get primacy. (Drivers with Class 5 & 5Q will be considered if Applicant has relevant oilfield experience) A current driver’s abstract required. Off-road driving experience is an asset.

Fax or email your resume and driver’s abstract to: Fax: (403) 347-3406 Email: or drop off at 239 Clearview Drive, Red Deer County ATTN: Lori Enzie


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

Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: No phone calls please. UFA Rocky Mountain House Currently seeking Full & Part Time Truck Drivers Benefits Offered Fax Resume to 403-845-7903 OR Email to




BAKER WELLNESS CENTRE Looking for energetic Registered Massage Therapist with 2200 hrs. Please drop resume off to: Dr. James Baker 4702 - 50 Avenue

F/T & P/T COCKTAIL WAITER /WAITRESS Apply in Person w/resume to: BLACKJACK LOUNGE #1, 6350 - 67 St.

FRATTERS Speakeasy Venue is looking for an experienced chef/cook & front end mgr. Competitive wages,great atmosphere. Stop in 1-5 weekdays or email at 5114 - 48 ST. LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $11.00 per hour. 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR 1 yr previous experience. F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $13.00 per hour 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS must be avail. nights and weekends. Must have: • • • •

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



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:

Teachers/ Tutors


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

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Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer


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

This position is required to provide leadership and direction to team members and trade partners on a daily basis at our construction sites. You will work closely with a Project Manager to manage the construction process, providing support daily. Each day you will: • Determine priorities and visit sites, • Mentor, train, and assist team members in their learning and performance goals • Monitor and assist Trade Partners work to ensure to meets expectations • Work with trade partners to facilitate the smooth execution of the project schedule • Comply with our safety program as well as monitor for compliance by team members and trade partners We require: • Significant residential experience, from foundations, to framing through to turning over a successful project • Experience leading a team and coordinating activities on a schedule is an asset • Journeyman Carpenter is preferred with minimum 5 years framing experience • Knowledge of national, provincial and municipal building codes • Ability to plan, organize and problem-solve efficiently • A valid driver’s license • Related safety training is an asset • A commitment to high quality work • Willingness to work as part of a team We offer: • Outstanding support for professional development • Reimbursement of Apprenticeship Costs • Corporate bonuses • Benefits package • Positive work environment NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to provide a driver’s abstract and abstract history must acceptable to our insurance company.

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

fax: 403.341.4165 email:

Drywall BOARDER only. Must have 3 yrs experience. $30-35/hour depending on exp. (403) 358-6701



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MUST HAVE valid H2S and AB/BC First Aid Tickets BENEFITS * Excellent monthly guarantee * Excellent job bonus * Northern Allowance Program * Excellent Benefit Plan and Travel Expenses. * Retirement Plan. * Lucrative Quarterly Safety Bonus Program. * Christmas Bonus


Accounting Technician Our firm has an opening for an accounting technician. Preference will be given to applicants having a Business Administration PRODUCTION diploma or equivalent and related work experience. TESTING offer a very competiPERSONNEL REQ’D Wetive wage, employer provided parking and Day Supervisors benefit package and a (5- 10yrs experience) great work environment Night Supervisors with private office. Please (2-4yrs experience) forward a resume for confidential consideration to: JOIN OUR FAST Joly LLP Chartered GROWING TEAM!! Olsen Accountants 2nd Floor Competitive Wages, 4620 48 Avenue Red Benefits, Retirement and Deer, AB T4N 3S9 Saving Plan! Fax: 403-755-5624 Email: QUALIFICATIONS: Website: • Must be able to We thank all applicants for Provide own work truck their interest, however, • Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor only those selected for an interview will be contacted. and train crew • Strong Computer Skills • O p e r a t e 5 0 0 0 p s i - Restaurant/ 10,000 psi (sweet and Hotel Sour wells) • Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures • Assist in Rig in and Rig out of equipment • Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western Canada

Pressure truck operators and class 1 drivers. Small company, good money, paid benefits. Looking for Medical responsible, safe, drivers Hair and operators. Phone 403REQUIREMENTS: Stylists 391-8004 for details. BAYSHORE HOME • Have current Safety • Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , HEALTH ADAM & EVE UNISEX certificates including H2S Driver’s License required! Health Care Aides req’d. • Be prepared to work in REQ’S P/T / F/T HAIR Mustang Well Services Ltd. • Must be willing to for Red Deer and area. CUTTING PERSONNEL. remote locations for is looking for submit pre access fit Permanent days, nights, Above average earnings. extended periods of time for duty test, as well as and weekends. Certifica- • Must be physically fit Submit resume in FIELD SUPERVISOR drug and alcohol tion req’d but would person at Parkland Mall. • Competitive wages, benefits • Travel & be away from consider exp’d workers. for Central Alberta Area and RRSP offered home for periods of time 21/7 403-348-1007 Ext. 2 F/T LICENSED HAIR STYLIST Please submit resumes with copies of valid tickets • Ability to work in on a chair rental basis. and a current drivers abstract via email to Please email resume with Central Alberta’s Largest changing climate Apply to The Attic Unisex current driver’s abstract to: Car Lot in Classifieds conditions Hair Design, Main Street, PROVIDENCE Stettler or call 403-742-2701 Fax: 780-678-2001 Under Career Opportunities Trucking Inc website: Is now hiring experienced NO PHONE CALLS Fluid Experts Ltd. Methods to Apply: PLEASE Fluid Experts of Red Deer Oilfield HRCanada@ is seeking experienced Winch truck operator Please apply for these positions in the manner specified Class 1 Operators (heavy haul) pnieman@ to haul clean fluids for the Swamper Oil & Gas Industry. Home Your application will be (with Class 1 license) every night, company kept strictly confidential. All candidates must be benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. We to work on their own with offer exceptional wages minimal supervision. and benefits for exceptional Compensation based on people. Fax resume and experience. Fax resume SERVICE RIG abstract to 403-314-2340 w/all tickets and current Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd or email to safety@ drivers abstract to: is seeking an exp’d 403-346-3112 or email to: FLOORHAND Locally based, home every GLOBAL TUBING CANADA night! Qualified applicants is currently looking for must have all necessary additional shop hands for valid tickets for the position PROFLO Production our growing company. We being applied for. Seperators is currently are looking for permanent/ Bearspaw offers a taking applications for fulltime employees either very competitive salary PRODUCTION TESTERS with Coil Tubing Servicing and benefits package Candidates must have experience or without. along with a steady oilfield experience, enthuThere is room for work schedule. siasm, willingness to work advancement for the entry Please submit resumes: hard and be on call 24/7. level employees. Pay will Attn: Human Resources H2S, First Aid, PST and/or be based on experience. Email: CSTS. and a valid drivers Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized Call 403-346-9231 for more license are the basic pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job information or drop resume Fax: (403) 258-3197 or training req’d for the off at 7754 47th Avenue Mail to: Suite 5309, position. We are a small at a time. Close, Red Deer, Alberta. 333-96 Ave. NE busy testing company with Calgary, AB T3K 0S3 big standards. Please send LOCAL SERVICE CO. If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, a resume via email to REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TEAM Snubbing Services Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you. TRUCK OPERATOR now hiring experienced or fax to: 403-341-4588 Must have Class 3 licence operators Email: Successful candidates will w/air & all oilfield tickets. janderson@ Now hiring the following positions in Fracturing, Nitrogen, Coiled be called and put to work Fax resume w/drivers as soon as possible. abstract to 403-886-4475 fax 403-844-2148 Tubing and Cement & Acid:

WELL TESTING: Supervisors Night Operators Operators




Caregivers/ Aides


D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

ARBOR-TECH Utility Services Ltd.

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

Business Opportunities




Requires Full Time

Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman

Fax resume to 403-887-1037 or email:

Busy road construction company looking for

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:

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


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: Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds


EXPERIENCED sheet metal installer req’d. Residential new housing and/or replacement expertise req’d. Call Brad 403-588-8399 or email brad@



Equipment Operators

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to:

F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: Start your career! See Help Wanted

Timbrmart located in Lacombe Alberta, is presently seeking a qualified person to fill one of our full time Building & Project - Estimator positions. Candidates must possess strong computer skills with a background in both building and estimating, including the ability to read blueprints, estimate projects from buildings to decks, sheds, fences, etc. Good customer service skills, reliable transportation, punctual, and able to work closely with customers, deliver under deadlines, and work independently on multiple projects. Competitive compensation package including benefits, to be negotiated depending on knowledge and experience. Please e-mail your Resume’s and Cover letters including experience and references to or fax Attention Carey @ 403-782-1766 Subject to our requirements, only those persons meeting or exceeding our qualifications for this position, will be contacted for an interview.

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

Truckers/ Drivers

Class 1 Drivers Class 3 Pickup and Delivery Drivers Class 5 Pickup and Delivery Drivers Licensed Heavy Duty Mechanics

Central AB based trucking company requires

Owner Operators

& 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


Health Care Aide Medical Office Assistant Health Unit Coordinator Veterinary Administrative Assistant Dental Administrative Assistant and more!


Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.

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


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

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 CLEANING. 403-506-4822 GUTTERS CLEANED & REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 VELOX EAVESTROUGH VINYL SIDING CLEANING Cleaning & Repairs. Eaves Trough Cleaned, Reasonable rates. 340-9368 Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822 HOUSECLEANING Weekly or bi-wkly service. Experienced & Reliable. call Jan 403-392-3609



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


We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 FENCES & DECKS 403-352-4034 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169



EDEN 587-877-7399 10am-midnight LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car


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

Massage Therapy


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


Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269



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

TCM Massage Therapy Insurance avail. 8 am-9 pm 4606 48 Ave. 403-986-1691


Handyman Services


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

Misc. Services


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Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the



For afternoon delivery once per week

WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Kauns Seed Farm

Now hiring for full time/part time position. Applicant must have Ag experience. Duties would include Seed FALL START Plant, Farm Equipment, C o m m u n i t y S u p p o r t and Truck Operation. Must Worker have Class 1 license. Seed Women in Trades Cleaning experience would Math and Science in be an asset. Phone the Trades 403-886-4562 GED classes days/ evening

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

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.

COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY WORKER fast-paced, physical workplace. $11/ hour. Bring resume to Mustang Laundry, 6830-59 Avenue or email mustanglaundry@airenet. com. CRYSTAL GLASS is seeking MOBILE REPAIR OPERATOR. Must have vehicle, pay is hourly and commission. Will train. Drop off resume at: 4706-51 Avenue or fax 346-5390 or email: GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers



Misc. Help

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 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help 3 pm-11 pm. weekends Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue

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


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

In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

Farmers' Market

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

FARM FRESH Alberta lamb, gov’t. inspected, custom cut and wrapped 403-742-4288

NIXON HONEY FARM Limited time offer!

To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

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




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RH2S Alive (ENFORM) RFirst Aid/CPR RConfined Space RWHMIS & TDG RGround Disturbance R(ENFORM) B.O.P. RD&C (LEL) #204, 7819 - 50 Ave. (across from Totem)


EAST HILL SASKATOONS U-Pick Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. $10/4L. 403-392-6025


Employment Training


FRESH LIQUID HONEY $2.75/LB. Bring your own containers. 403-227-2719 or 227-0092 INNISFAIL To book your appointment. Tours also avail. Look for us at Red Deer Farmers Market Wed & Sat & Innisfail Market Thurs! Also look in local grocer. THE JUNGLE FARM Strawberries Now Avail. Monday-Saturday 8-6. Also available, pickling cucumbers. Call 403-227-4231 Follow us on Facebook.




Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227


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

Household Appliances


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


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

Household Furnishings


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


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514 RV Queen Mattress. Like new. 60”x74”x6”. $65. 403-755-3556




JEANETTE OGILVIE, SHEILA ZIELKE & GUEST CONSIGNORS Saturday, August 10, 2013 @ 10 AM MONTGOMERY AUCTION SALES CENTRE 1 Mile North of Blackfalds, Alberta, 2 Miles East on Lakeside Sargent Road SELLING IN 2 RINGS ROLLING STOCK & EQUIPMENT SELLING @ 1PM JEANETTE OGILVIE ACREAGE DISPERSAL Also selling for GUEST CONSIGNORS RV 2001 Wilderness Lite M24-5P T/A 25’ 5W RV TRUCKS - 2000 IHC 4700 Series T/A Diesel Truck Trailer W/Slide Out, CAR 2001 Volvo S60 4 DR w/24’ Cube Van & Power Tailgate, 1995 Peterbilt Sedan LAWN & GARDEN Dixon Zero Turn 4515B Conventional T/A Diesel Truck w/24’ Cube Van Lawn Mower W/45” Deck, Garden Trailer, Troy& Power Tailgate VEHICLES, MOTORHOME & Bilt Rototiller, 2-(New) 18FT Wrought Iron Solid RV- 1997 Damon Daybreak 2690 “Class A” 29’ Ornamental Gates Motorhome, 2012 Canyon Cat by Palomino 17FQ Plus 40’ SEA CAN, ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES, HOUSEHOLD, TOOLS 17’ Travel Trailer w/Slide Out, MOTORBIKES & ATV’s - 2007 Yamaha 250 Motorbike, 2010 Can-am ZIELKE ACREAGE DISPERSAL DZX90 ATV, 2008 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 ATV CRAWLER VEHICLES 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 RC SB 4x4 IHC Harvester TD-5 Diesel Crawler w/ 5’Bucket, 3pt Truck, 2002 Jeep Liberty SUV, TRAILER 2012 Big Tex 20’ T/A Trailer W/Ramps, MOTORCYCLE 1987 Equipment, Storage Canopies, Party & Marquee Honda Goldwing GL 1100 Interstate Motorcycle Event Tents, New 40’ Sea Can, Livestock – 30,694Km, LAWN & GARDEN NH Riding Lawn Equipment, Lumber, Steam Shower/Tub, New Tractor W/ 72” Mowing Deck, Rototiller, Grass Hot Tubs, Piano, Automotive Hoist, Locksmith Sweep, Honda F210 Push Rototiller, 2008 Sovema Equipment & Supplies, Commercial Cardboard Laser2 140 Rototiller W/ 3PT & More Compactor, Workbenches, Toolboxes, Pumps, Plus SAUNA, EXECUTIVE HOUSEHOLD, COLLECTABLES, TOOLS & MISC., LIVESTOCK EQUIP. Tirechanger’s, Portable Toilets & Misc VIEWING: FRIDAY AUGUST 9TH - 9AM-4PM REMOVAL: BY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14TH @ 3 PM 10% BUYERS FEE Subject To Additions & Deletions Cash/Cheque W/Bank Letter Of Credit/C/Card Lunch Available

Auctioneers & Sales Management (403) 885-5149 Box 939, Blackfalds,AB DON MONTGOMERY ICCA Auctioneer 1-800-371-6963


Property clean up 340-8666

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

Painters/ Decorators


JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888

International ladies

Now Open

Academic Express

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information




Misc. Help

HARVARD PARK $14.50 base/appt, FT/PT BUSINESS CENTRE LTD summer openings, custom- in Springbrook is looking for a er sales/svc, conditions Maintenance/Painter for apply 17+, training given. immediate employment. Must Call Today 403-755-6711, not be afraid of heights. Please Apply Online @ fax resume to 403-886-5003

ROSEDALE AREA 113 papers daily $605.00/mo.




Misc. Help

MICHENER AREA 131 papers daily $777.00/mo.


Handyman Services

DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. 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 NEEDED: Exp’d. Clean Class 1 or 3 Tank Truck Driver for Stettler area. All oilfield tickets req’d. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to 403-742-0303

(Reliable vehicle needed)



• Planned preventive maintenance on fleet equipment • Major repairs and overhaul of onhighway vehicles • CVIP inspection and repairs as per government programs. As an integral part of our TEAM, you will benefit from a total reward philosophy, which includes a competitive wage, Superior group benefits, RRSP Program, an annual performance and safety awards program as well as a whole lot of Rewarding FUN. Submit your résumé and abstract to: Hi-Way 9 Express Ltd. 4120-78 St. Crescent Red Deer, AB T4P 3E8 Fax: 403-823-4282 Email :



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

Employment Training


Truckers/ Drivers

Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.

Shipper / Receiver

To serve our customers, we have career opportunities for:



Cabinet Maker or Cabinet Makers Helper

Needed Immediately “Project Estimator”

Misc. Help








PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Construction. Comm/Indust. 2 Journeyman w/over 50 yrs exp. %15 discount for seniors. Free estimates. All work guaranteed. We carry WCB & Liability Insurance. 403-307-4798

Seniors’ Services


SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit for info.





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

4417 EMBURY CRES. Aug. 2nd & 3rd, 10-6 Collectibles, books, frames & pics, CD & tape players, tiles, jewelry, fabric, garden, etc.

44, 5344 76 STREET NORTHWOOD ESTATES Friday 2nd, 2-8 p.m. MULTI-FAMILY. Books, household/kitchen items & much more.

GIGANTIC garage sale. Fri. Aug. 2, 4-8, Sat. Aug. 3, 9-3. 9 Stewart St. Bikes, skiis, furniture, you name it!

Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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

Kentwood Estates Anders on the Lake 33 AUSTIN DRIVE Saturday 3rd 11-6, GREAT STUFF. Dance/gift ware clearout, bears, porcelain dolls, etc. 73 ALBERTS CLOSE

VII MASSAGE Fri. 2nd 5-8, Sat. 3rd 9-4 Downsizing: Household, pots #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. & pans, bedding, silk plants, Pampering at its Panasonic 53” TV & misc. BEST! 403-986-6686 Window Come in and see Aspen Ridge Cleaning why we are the talk GARAGE SALE AT of the town. WINDOW / EVESTROUGH ACKERMAN CRES. CLEANING. 403-506-4822 196 Friday 10-8 & Saturday


10-6 Aug. 2 & 3

37 KIRKLAND DR. Thurs. & Fri. Aug. 1 & 2, 10 till ? Power tools, furniture, antiques, much more items.

Oriole Park 108 OAKWOOD CLOSE Thurs. 5-8, Fri. 2-8, Sat. 10-4 Sporting equipment, household, luggage, Huge variety of items


3318 - 42 AVE Fri. 2nd 10-7 & Sat. 3rd 10-6 Toys, tools, bikes, books, cabinets, household appls./ electronics, etc. Free furniture

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.


South Hill

161 NORTHEY AVE. Thurs. 1st 5-8, Fri. 2nd 4-8, Sat. 3rd 10-3, Sun. 4th 11-3 ESTATE SALE Something for Everyone!

S A T. A U G . 3 , 1 0 - 6 . 3707-51 Ave. 1 blk. W. of Gaetz, 1 blk. S. of hospital. full table sports cards, all sports, mixed yrs., collectibles


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

Sylvan Lake 39 LAKEVIEW CRESCENT Saturday 3rd, 9-2 Decluttering: Camping, sporting goods, Odds & Sods Tools, other household Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds

HALF MOON BAY Huge multi family. 58 Warbler Close, Half Moon Bay, Fri. Aug 2, 12 - 8; Sat. Aug 3, 9 - 5; Sun. Aug 4, 9 - 3. MOVING, downsizing. Fri. Aug. 2, 1-8 pm, Sat. Aug. 3, 8-noon. Numerous household items, home furnishings, script sofa, exc. cond, baby toys/clothes (F), 0-12 mo., new pond pump, tools (good cond.) etc.

RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 D7

Household Furnishings




Stereos TV's, VCRs


SONY GETTO BLASTER $35 obo. GAMEBOY ADVANCE w/3 games, $70 obo. PS2 w/8 games, $60 obo. PS1 w/8 games, $40 obo. 403-782-3847 SONY STEREO, holds 3 CD’s, $50. Hardly used; SONY Radio, Cassette & CD player, $15. 403-340-0675


Misc. for Sale

Wanted To Buy


WANTED: Used 2 wheel elec. scooter for senior. Price neg. 403-986-1610





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

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




4 KITTENS TO GIVE AWAY. Lacombe This 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath (587) 876-7847 Townhouse in North Red 403-597-9243 Deer is ready for a new family! Vacant now, this BEAUTIFUL 2 Calico kitcould be the home you’ve tens, 1 gorgeous rose been looking for. With 5 colored male, desperately appls, off-street parking, need loving homes. Very fresh paint and tonnes of playful & active. storage this home will FREE. 403-782-3130 go quick. Call Lucie at GORGEOUS m. red tiger 403-396-9554 striped kitten, socialized to get a look inside! and litter trained free to Hearthstone 403-314-0099 good home 403-782-3130 MOTHER CAT & KITTENS 3 BDRM., 1.5 bath, all appls. incl. $1100 + $1000 d.d. TO GIVE AWAY. No pets, N/S. Aug. 15th. Black, and Black & Grey. 403-848-0576 / 877-1913 403-340-3562 NEW 8 wk. old kittens, 32 HOLMES ST. variety of colors, long hair 1 1/2 blocks west of mall, & short hair, free to good 3 bdrm. bi-level, blinds, lg. homes balcony, 4 appls, no pets, 403-782-3130 n/s, rent $1245 SD $1000 Avail. Immed. SIAMESE (2) kittens and 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 Also 1 BURMAN kitten. $50/ea. HALMAN Heights 403-887-3649 3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, Sporting no pets, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 avail. Aug. 1 1. Goods 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 AS NEW 4 seater golf cart INGLEWOOD 2 bdrm, 2 bath $5000 403-347-1526 executive condo. Heated underground parking. N/S, RIGHT HAND GOLF CLUBS no pets. Professional single - 11 piece. Bag and Cart or couple preferred. included. $ 75.00 403-350-3722 / 780-479-1522 403-347-5385


Travel Packages


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




Bldg located on a quiet close backing onto treed area. Spacious suites c/w dishwasher, larger storage area & more. Short walk to schools & Parks. Starting at $975/mo. Heat & Water incl. in rent. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to book a viewing. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

newer exec. 3 bdrm. bi-level townhouse 1447 sq. ft. 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, lg. balcony, fenced in rear, front/rear parking, no dogs, rent $1445 SD $1000. n/s Avail. Aug. 1 403-304-7576 / 347-7545


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

Manufactured Homes


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


Rooms For Rent


2 BDRM. bsmt, shared kitchen, prefer employed or student. Avail. immed. 403-342-7789, 396-7941 FURN. room for female N/S student. 403-755-7570

Mobile Lot


At just $995 this is perfect for a young family. Kiddiecorner to school & park. Easy access to Red Deers extensive trail system and public transportation. Space for a price that can’t be beat. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to take a walkthrough the property. Hearthstone 403-314-0099


wegot CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services


2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1025 rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. avail. Sept.1. Call 403-304-5337



2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Sept. 1. $900/mo., S.D. $650. 403-304-5337 EASTVIEW, 1 bdrm. bsmt. suite, fully furnished, n/s, no pets, avail. Aug. 1, $800/MO, utils, incld, 403-782-9357 FURN. bsmt suite. Totally reno’d. Avail. Aug. 403-343-8850.

LARGE 2 bdrm, with new paint, new carpets, security cameras, private parking, new appls. to over 40 year old quiet tenants. Laundry on site, heat & water incl., no pets for $950 rent/$950 damage. 403-341-4627. LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

4 Bdrm., 3 bath, finished heated garage, large yard. Many upgrades. Very clean. A Must see! $369,900. Call Lloyd 403-391-9294


Large adult 2 bdrm. apt., balcony, No pets. $800 rent/SD, heat/water incld., 403-346-5885 PENHOLD, 2 bdrm apt. 3 flr. no pets. avail. immed. $840./mo. $500 s.d. 403-886-5288


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

Rent Spot


MASON MARTIN HOMES New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 MASON MARTIN HOMES


1-5, Sat. 3rd & Sun. 4th 23 Voisin Cres., Red Deer & 639 Oak St., Springbrook Help out our local food bank & bring a food donation. 403-588-2231

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

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

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

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




Sandy lake front, 33’x122’, fenced. Older, cozy, furnished, 3 bdrm., fireplace. $450,000. 1-780-489-1520, 975-1812 new home in gated community on golf course overlooking Pine Lake. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings chef kitchen fully developed basement, master suite has fireplace and beautiful ensuite, golf course and clubhouse and pool just outside your door. Vendor may take trades and carry financing Glen or Bill 780-482-5273

Lots For Sale

Well-designed 2 bdrm. home in Red Deer. 4 stainless steel appliances, great location close to amenities. $314,800. Call Chris 403.392.7118


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

1 Only - 2 storey, 3 bdrms. 2.5 baths, with flex room, dble. att. garage, finished beautifully. $397,500. Lloyd 403-391-9294 MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. 403-588-2550

Condos/ Townhouses


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





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

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

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

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


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


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



Hearthstone 403-314-0099

3 Bdrm. Townhouse - Great Value!!

This 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath Townhouse in North Red Deer is ready for a new family! Vacant now, this could be the home you’ve been looking for. With 5 appls, off-street parking, fresh paint and tonnes of storage this home will go quick. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Stylish 2 Bdrm. just South of Hospital

This 3rd floor 2 bdrm. apt. is in a quiet, adult only building. In a quiet & calm location, assigned off st. parking & a dishwasher, this could be the home you are looking for. Perfect for young professionals. Just $995/mo. Call Lucie now at 403-396-9554 before it’s gone. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519




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

If you have a claim against this estate, you must ¿le your claim by September 2, 2013 with Kevin M. Sproule

AMAZING Value - Move right into this brand new Laebon Home in Timberstone. 2,135 sq. ft. 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths. Open Concept $466,100. Chris 403.392.7118

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 Jennifer 392.6841

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

Sproule MacNaughton, #101, 4706 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB. T4N 6J4

and provide details of your claim. LAFRONT HOUSE - BUFFALO LAKE ROCHON SANDS. 2560 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 3 bath, a/c, in-floor heat, custom sound system, oversized dbl. det. garage & landscaping w/large fire pit, play structure & gazebo MLS CA0012577, $784,000 Brian Lynn, Cell: 403.741.5060 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Why Rent, Buy New - Well-designed 2 bdrm. home in Red Deer. 4 stainless steel appliances, great location close to amenities. $314,800. Chris 392.7118



2002 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $5950. 403-348-9746 1999 DODGE Dakota Truck, V6, Power, Air, 125,000 km, Good cond. 403-343-0075 or

LIVE the Sylvan Lifestyle, Brand New Laebon Home, 2 bdrms. 2 baths, Open concept floor plan for under $300,000. Jennifer 392.6841 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


If you do not ¿le by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have. 312651G26,H2



5 P.M. Each Day For The Next Day’s Paper CALL 309-3300


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

Public Notices

3 Bdrms. for the Budget Minded

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


2003 BMW 320i, 152,000 kms. manual, 6 cyl. Very good on gas, sunroof. $8800. obo. 403-318-3676 1994 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr., loaded. clean. 352-6995

Large 2 & 3 Bdrm. Condos Have to Go!

At just $995 this is perfect for a young family. Kiddiecorner to school & park. Easy access to Red Deers extensive trail system and public transportation. Space for a price that can’t be beat. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to take a walkthrough the property. Hearthstone 403-314-0099



2010 CHEV Silverado LT 4X4, Z-71, dual exhaust, cold air intake, iron cross bumpers, 23,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

Bldg located on a quiet close backing onto treed area. Spacious suites c/w dishwasher, larger storage area & more. Short walk to schools & Parks. Starting at $975/mo. Heat & Water incl. in rent.†Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to book a viewing. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Auto Wreckers

The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Red Deer Advocate want ad. Phone 1989 JEEP Loredo, auto, 309-3300. 4x4. Good cond. 318-3040

Your Rental Key to Houses, Condos, Suites & More

This 2 bdrm 1 bath 3rd flr condo has assigned parking, a dishwasher & plenty of space. With Heat & Water incl. this is a steal at just $1025/mo. A central location will let you bike or walk to the downtown area. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to have a look.

FOUR STEEL WHEELS with 225/60R16 X-ICE MICHELIN TIRES. $150.00 403-347-5385

2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634




4 - M&S tires, 215/60R15 Radial LL600. $200 firm. 403-309-7387 or 403-392-6138 (cell)




2006 CRESTLINER Sport Fish SST. C/W 225 Evinrude Etec, elec. down riggers, 110 low ramce, all safety gear. Asking $50,600. 403-340-2535

Vehicles Wanted To Buy






Money To Loan


2009 MIRAGE 5 x 10 x 4’6” white, enclosed unit, like new $2500. firm 403-309-3045

Tires, Parts Acces.


wegot 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

Utility Trailers

Locally owned and family operated

Pinnacle Estates

Why Rent, Buy New


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

Boats & Marine


New 3 bdrm. home



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


2003 KAWASAKI, KLX like new, 70 kms. $3000. obo. 403-588-6294

Long Weekend Special RISER HOMES




1998 SUZUKI Esteem 4 cyl. auto, 250,000 kms, NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, good cond. clean, new ONE OF A KIND for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. tires $1950 403-350-5404 1985 Vanguard 24’, completely 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason re-built inside & out. Better 1998 Mercury Mystique. Martin Homes 403-588-2550 than new! All work done by 220,000 km. $800 obo. Gord Schmitt RV Services 403-505-8928 in Lacombe. Can be seen Commercial at 25 Fulmar Cl, Sylvan. Property Fred, 403-887-4631 Make me an offer I can’t refuse. SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. Fifth 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

Laebon Homes 346-7273

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


Income Property


1790 SQ. ft. bungalow, like new in Rosedale, 3 +1 bdrm, 3 bath, dble. front garage. Call Century 21 Dan Wind 403-341-0294


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

Cottages/Resort Property

Live the Sylvan Lifestyle

Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta (403) 341-9995





GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, no partiers, avail immed. 403-346-1458 LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


Deer Park bungalow in mint cond. 2 bdrm. on main floor, tiled laundry/bath, new kitchen cupboards, 950 sq. ft. Legal suite downstairs, private entrance, insulated between floors, laundry seperate, washer/dryer, fridge/stove all newer, large back yard, deck, gas BBQ hookups, new 2 car det. garage. $345,000 403-340-3370

MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550

Houses For Sale






Manufactured Homes

adult only building.

In a quiet & calm location, assigned off street parking & a dishwasher, this could be the home you are looking for. Perfect for young professionals. Just $995/mo. Come take a look at a bldg you will be proud to show off and call home. Call Lucie now at 403-396-9554 before it’s gone. Hearthstone 403-314-0099

Farms/ Land

NW quarter of 2-39-24-west of the 4th. 160 acres. 403-782-5365

This 3rd floor 2 bdrm. apt. is in a quiet,

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 BDRM. 4 appls, no pets 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 $875/mo. 403-343-6609




Houses For Sale

LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM STYLISH 2 BDRM. CONDOS HAVE TO GO!! just south of Hospital

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

Duplexes 2 BDRM. LAMPS, $15. JUICER, $25. NEWER 2 bdrm.. lower 403-340-0675 unit duplex, 27 Iverson 3 PIECE white wicker Close D.D. $500, rent outdoor patio set. $1100+ utils., 2 car off Loveseat, & 2 chairs. $75. street parking pad, 5 403-346-7825 appls., avail immed. 403-742-9615 ask for Don BEAUTIFULLY designed, ladies motorcycle helmet, size small, $50. Condos/ 403-340-0675 Townhouses GIFT CERTIFICATE, Stevens Jewelers in Olds, 2 BDRM CONDO Alberta. Face value $100, asking $50. No expiry FOR A STEAL!! date. Call (403) 342-7908. This 2 bdrm 1 bath 3rd flr condo has assigned parking, LEGEND 4 wheel scooter a dishwasher & plenty of $900 403-347-2531 space. With Heat & Water QUART Jars, $5./doz.; incl. this is a steal at just copper fireplace wood $1025/mo. A central carrier with accessories. location will let you bike or $100; 403-309-3045 walk to the downtown area. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to have a look. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 Cats


Condos/ Townhouses

Cory Hopkins Angie Deneff Andres Llanos Peter Odidi Robin Ganong

1997 DODGE Ram 1500 145,000 km. Manual, 4x4, gas, canopy. $6500 obo. 403-728-3161 or 304-4239 1996 DODGE Ram 1500 S LT c a n o p y, e / c , v e r y good cond, $4000 obo 403-307-5135

Please be advised that you have until August 15, 2013 to pay these units in full or they will be sent to auction on

August 24, 2013 6740 Johnstone Dr. Red Deer, AB

D8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Friday, Aug. 2, 2013



A supporter of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi covers his mouth with tape with Arabic writing that reads: “Military Coup,” as others chant slogans against Egyptian Defence Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday. Authorities offered “safe passage and protection” Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry’s offer appears to be the first step by Egypt’s new leadership to clear away the Morsi supporters from where they have been camped since shortly before he was toppled by the army July 3. peaceful resolution to the crisis. “I also called for the release of all political detainees, including Dr. Morsi, unless there are criminal charges to be made against them,” he said. There was no sign of a break in the stalemate. Security officials, pro-military media and some residents near the sit-in sites increasingly view the encampments as a menace, with authorities accusing protesters of stockpiling arms, torturing and killing suspected intruders, and scuffling with locals who voice complaints. While the protesters insist their gatherings are peaceful, the sit-ins have taken on increasingly fatalistic

religious overtones, and many of Morsi’s supporters have expressed readiness to die for their cause — defending him and Islam. The only sign of security activity before sunset Thursday was an army helicopter that flew low over the protesters. “The Interior Ministry ... calls on those in the squares of Rabaah alAdawiya and Nahda to listen to the sound of reason, side with the national interest, and quickly leave,” Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel-Latif said in a televised address. “Whoever responds to this call will have safe passage and protection,” he added.

Firefighter killed fighting Oregon fire

Arkansas says school districts can’t arm teachers, staff


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas schools can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as gun-toting armed guards on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that appears to end one district’s plan to arm more than 20 employees. The idea of arming schoolhouses against gunmen was hotly debated across America after the school shooting in Connecticut last December that left 20 children and six teachers dead. The National Rifle Association declared it the best response to serious threats. But even in the most conservative U.S. states, most proposals faltered in the face of resistance from educators or warnings from insurance companies that schools would face higher premiums. Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat, wrote in a legal opinion issued by his office Thursday that a state board that licenses private security agencies didn’t have the authority to allow districts to employ their teachers and staff as security guards. A state lawmaker requested the opinion a day after The Associated

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Ore. — A fire crew member who died Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree in Oregon while fighting a fire started by lightning became the 28th wilderness firefighter killed this year in the nation. Firefighter Jim Hammick, 60, of Redmond, Ore., was killed while removing hazardous trees in the path of a small wildfire in the remote Mt. Washington Wilderness Area in the high Cascades. It was one of multiple wildfires burning in the state. Another firefighter, Norman Crawford, 45, of Sisters was hit on the shoulder by the tree and taken by ambulance to a hospital. Both crew members worked for R&K Water Services of Bonney Lake, Wash. Company vicepresident Sandra Burleson declined comment. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the incident. Most of the wilderness firefighters who have died in the line of duty in the U.S. this year perished in an Arizona fire that killed 19. The death of Hammick was the first in Oregon and the second blamed on snags or tree falls. A firefighter in California died from the same cause in June.The 10-year national average is 16 deaths per year. Hammick was among more than 4,000 firefighters battling blazes burning on more than 60 square miles in Oregon. Earlier this week, the National Interagency Fire Center listed the Northwest as its highest priority, giving Oregon and Washington the first shot at crews and equipment as resources become available. That’s typical for this time of year because the Northwest has a later fire season — late July and August — than most

of the other 10 regions. The fire season tends to start in the Southeast and shift to the Southwest before migrating north to Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Nationally, wildfire season has been relatively mild, with the total number of fires and the area burned running at about 60 per cent of the 10-year average. The Pacific Northwest hopes to follow the trend, but the fire centre on Thursday released its fire outlook for August and it raised concerns for the region because of the dry land. “We paint the areas that are predicted to be most active in red, and almost all of Oregon is painted red for August,”

said Don Smurthwaite, a fire centre spokesman based in Boise. “The fire danger is real in Oregon.” The wild card is lightning. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Solomon in Pendleton, Ore., said 800 lightning strikes were recorded overnight, with most coming early Thursday. He said at least that many more could be expected throughout the day as thunderstorms moved through central, north-central and far eastern Oregon. The storms were expected to bring spotty rain totalling a quarter of an inch or more. About 40 small fires were reported along the Cascade crest and Central Oregon.


Press reported on a plan by the Clarksville School District in western Arkansas to use more than 20 teachers and staff as volunteer security guards armed with concealed 9 mm handguns. David Hopkins, Clarksville’s superintendent, said “Obviously we’re going to comply with the law. We’re not going to break the law.” “We wanted to provide the training and give the sense of a secure place for our parents and students. I tell you, this has really thrown a monkey wrench into it,” he said. Participants in Clarksville’s program are given a one-time $1,100 stipend to purchase a handgun and holster. Hopkins said the district is paying about $50,000 for ammunition and for training by Nighthawk Custom Training Academy, a private training facility in northwest Arkansas. The 53-hour training program included roleplaying drills of school shootings, with teachers and staff using “airsoft” pellet guns, with students wearing protective facemasks and jackets. McDaniel said his opinion wouldn’t affect districts’ ability to contract with private security companies or to use law enforcement as school resource officers.

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CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s militarybacked government offered protection Thursday to supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi who end their two sit-ins — widely seen as a first step toward dispersing the vigils on opposite sides of Cairo. But the protesters responded defiantly: “Over our dead bodies!” The standoff underscored the ongoing political crisis since the armed forces toppled Egypt’s first democratically elected leader on July 3: thousands in the streets demanding Morsi’s reinstatement, a government unable to exert its authority, and recurrent violence that has killed more than 260 people. Rights groups, activists and politicians from rival camps, fearful of more bloodshed, tried to ward off any use of force, including a suggestion of putting a human chain around the protest sites. International pressure grew for the interim government to release Morsi and create a process that includes his Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest political faction, which refuses to deal with the new authorities. Despite a government warning that it would disperse the vigils, the Brotherhood and its supporters announced plans to organize new mass marches Friday, dubbed “Egypt Against the Coup.” Organizers of the sit-ins outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque in eastern Cairo and a smaller one near Cairo University’s main campus in Giza say the protests are signs of the enduring support for the once-dominant Muslim Brotherhood. But mass rallies called by the military leader, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, on July 26 showed that a large segment of Egypt’s population backs the armed forces’ actions against Morsi. He was overthrown following demonstrations by millions who demanding that he step down after a year in office. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry picked up that theme, telling Geo TV in Pakistan that the military was “restoring democracy.” He added that millions of people had asked the army to intervene because they were afraid Egypt would descend into violence. British Foreign Secretary William Hague spoke to interim Vice-President Mohammed ElBaradei, calling for a

The declaration followed a Cabinet decision Wednesday to charge the Interior Ministry, which controls the police, to disperse the sit-ins, arguing they posed a threat to national security and terrorized citizens. But the protesters said they won’t back down from their continued opposition to the military coup. They “will continue in spite of threats, and will not be made to back down from their right to peaceful protests and sit-ins, regardless of the strength of their opposition,” a statement said. From the podium outside the Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque, one speaker shouted, “Did you see that the criminal army wants to break up the sit-in? Over our dead bodies!” The crowd shouted in agreement: “The coup is terrorism!” The demonstrators also chanted “Execute el-Sissi!” Loudspeakers blared songs supporting Morsi. The protesters fortified the site, piling up sandbags at its six entrances and adding new guards who stood on alert with their helmets and sticks, sometimes climbing over the gates to check for movement. At one entrance, a second wall of concrete blocks, sandbags and tires was erected. Medhat Ali, a teacher guarding the gates, said lines of men near the fences will be the first to warn of an impending attack. “If they see military or police, they will alert us, and in no time the masses inside will pour in to sleep on the asphalt under their vehicles and troops,” he said proudly. “We have nothing but some stones and our bare chests. We all have bid our families farewell. We will die here — or Morsi returns.” Another protester, Magdi Shalash, dismissed the Interior Ministry warning, calling it an attempt to scare away supporters. “This warning is like nothing. It is like air. We don’t even listen to it,” said Shalash, a university professor. “We will only leave as dead bodies.” Rally speakers and leading members of the Brotherhood urged more people to join the protest. In a video posted on the Brotherhood’s Facebook page, Mohammed El-Beltagi urged those at home to “join us and get the honour of martyrdom.” An influential ultraconservative cleric gave an emotional appeal to authorities to avoid violence, which he said will only lead to a cycle of bloodshed.

Red Deer Advocate, August 02, 2013  

August 02, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate