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THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

Railroad files for bankruptcy BY ANDY BLATCHFORD THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The embattled railroad at the centre of the deadly Quebec train derailment has filed for bankruptcy protection in Canada and the U.S. amid a flurry of lawsuits and growing cleanup costs the company estimates will surpass $200 million. The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway initiated proceedings Wednes-

day for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a U.S. court, while its sister firm in Canada presented a petition in Quebec Superior Court seeking relief from its creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. “It has become apparent that the obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets, including prospective insurance recoveries, as a direct result of the tragic derailment at Lac-Megantic,” Ed Burkhardt,

LAC-MEGANTIC chairman of both companies, said in a statement. “A process under Chapter 11 and the CCAA is the best way to ensure fairness of treatment to all in these tragic circumstances.” Documents filed in U.S. court say MMA has between $50 million and $100 million in estimated assets and

between $1 million and $10 million in estimated liabilities. The bankruptcycourt filing was posted on the website of Maine’s Bangor Daily News. In Canada, court documents filed under the CCAA by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Canada Co. state it has just under $18 million in assets. The CCAA allows companies protection while they work out ways of avoiding bankruptcy.

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Price spikes a symptom of a broken system: MLA BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF The tripling of wholesale electricity prices between the second quarters of 2012 and 2013 shows Alberta’s system needs to be fixed, says Wildrose energy critic Joe Anglin. Anglin said while that doesn’t mean power bills will triple for most consumers, big spikes in electricity prices eventually find their way down to consumers through a variety of rates and other charges. “The government hides behind this fallacy of how costs are not passed down,” said Anglin. Even those supposedly protected by mechanisms such as the regulated rate option, which is used to smooth out pricing peaks and valleys, will be affected. The regulated rate option merely serves as a “delaying tactic” for price increases, not a cushion against higher bills. Commercial businesses that don’t qualify for rate regulating programs immediately feel the impact of wholesale price increases, he said. A recent report by the Market Surveillance Administrator (MSA) shows the average pool price soared to $123 per megawatt-hour (MWH) from $40 over the same three months a year ago. Higher demand at a time when power plants were shut down for maintenance — both planned and unplanned — and a drop in electricity available for importing led to the price increases, said the MSA. Anglin said the continuing roller coaster price ride means there’s a problem in the marketplace. “And that has caused the residential rates to start rising.” The province moved to address pricing volatility, extending the buying time on regulated rates from 45 days to 120 days. Major power players have already started incorporating those changes. Anglin said that only extends the delay time. “It doesn’t mitigate those costs. Those costs will get paid for, one way or the other.” It’s time to sit down with the industry and come up with a better solution, he said. “There’s lots of solutions out there. We can put an end to the spiking.” Energy department Mike Feenstra said wholesale prices are not the rates residents or consumers pay. “I think we need to make that very clear and I think Mr. Anglin sometimes confuses the two.” About 60 per cent of Albertans are on the regulated rate options and 40 per cent have committed to long-term contracts with power companies at set prices.


Bird farm’s beaver litter leaves the lodge BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

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Ellis Bird Farm’s baby beavers — Cutter, Flapjack, Chewy and Chippity Do Da — have finally been spotted outside their beaver lodge.

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Jenni Annicchiarico of the Red Deer Renegades tries to steal the ball from her Edmonton Angels opponent during a game at the Edgar Industrial Park North pitch on Wednesday evening. Edmonton won 4-0. Please see related story on page B4.



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Ellis Bird Farm’s baby beavers — Cutter, Flapjack, Chewy and Chippity Do Da — have finally been spotted outside their beaver lodge. Until Sunday, the farm’s first litter from resident beavers June and Ward were only seen via the webcam inside the lodge. “They may have been out earlier under the cover of darkness. But this is the first we’ve seen of them,” said Myrna Pearman, the bird farm’s biologist and manager on Wednesday. Pearman spotted the family swimming around when she made her usual check on the pond at 6 p.m. One of the kits was swimming around with its tail sticking straight up in the air. Beavers will slap their tails on the water as a warning. This kit’s tail gently flopped instead of slapped. “It was kind of cute.” The kits, likely born mid-May, were first noticed on June 2 when mewing was heard on the webcam. They were a surprise because June and Ward have not had a family since they arrived at Ellis Bird Farm in the fall of 2010. Pearman said the kits are about twothirds the size of the adults and look healthy.

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The two boys who police say were asphyxiated by an African rock python will be remembered at a vigil intended to provide some measure of catharsis for a grief-stricken community. A5

The Conservative government says it has further tightened the rules governing its controversial temporary foreign worker program, confirming it will charge employers $275 for each application they make. C5

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Canada facing ‘concerning’ blood shortage


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Fewer Canadians have donated blood this summer, which has led to a “concerning” shortage that has prompted the Canadian Blood Services to draw on its national reserves, the charity said Wednesday. More than 50,000 donations are needed between now and Labour Day to meet constant demand from hospitals and keep blood inventories at acceptable levels, the group said. A spokeswoman for the group said the period from mid-July to the end of August is usually “the biggest challenge of the year” partly because many of their regular donors are travelling. “We definitely need people to take action so that we can build up our national reserves at times like this,” said Veronica Magee. She said the organization — which manages the national supply of blood and blood products — aims to have about five to eight days worth of blood units on hand as a backup. Right now, she said, they only have about four days worth of blood and are drawing on their national reserves. “Every summer is a challenge,” said Susan Matsumoto, the executive director of donor and clinic services, “but this year the trend is especially concerning.” The worst blood shortage the country has experienced in recent history was in the summer of 2008, when the group had to issue an urgent advisory. As an effort to combat the shortage, the group has extended its Blood Signal rally until Sept. 3 as well as extending hours at its existing clinics and adding special clinics in selected locations.


RAILROAD: Faces lawsuits, enormous cleanup costs Robert Grindrod, president of the Maine-based railway, appeared for the filing in the Montreal courtroom, where several lawyers representing a number of interests were also present. He declined to comment on the matter when approached by a reporter. One lawyer present in the courtroom for the CCAA filing said the judge is expected to make a decision Thursday morning whether to grant the railway’s request for creditor protection. Attorney Jeff Orenstein is a member of a legal team that presented a motion last month to file a class-action lawsuit, on behalf of two Lac-Megantic residents, against MMA, Burkhardt, Grindrod, train operator Tom Harding and other individuals and companies allegedly linked to the crash. Orenstein said that either way he will continue his legal fight for his clients. “We are exploring every avenue to make sure the people of Lac-Megantic do recover for their damages,” he told reporters. “We’ll continue pushing ahead to get everyone the compensation they deserve.” The filings come as the company faces lawsuits and enormous cleanup costs following the fiery July 6 crash that wiped out the downtown core of LacMegantic, set off several explosions and killed 47 people. An unattended MMA train carrying crude oil roared into Lac-Megantic and derailed, setting off massive fireballs and destroying dozens of buildings in the community of 6,000 people. Burkhardt has blamed Harding for failing to set enough handbrakes. The town and the Quebec government have sent legal notices to the railway, demanding that it reimburse Lac-Megantic $7.8 million in environmental mop-up costs after millions of litres of crude oil were released into the environment. “MMA wishes to continue to work with the Quebec Ministry of the Environment, the municipality

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of Lac-Megantic, and other government authorities in the continuing environmental remediation and cleanup as long as is necessary, and will do everything within its capacity to achieve completion of such goal,” Burkhardt said. Burkhardt, who had previously raised doubts publicly about whether the company could avoid bankruptcy, did not return messages left Wednesday at his office in Illinois. He has said the railway was depending on its insurers to start cutting cheques to address the contamination. One expert in civil responsibility has questioned whether the company’s insurance would be enough to cover the huge costs and said taxpayers could be stuck with a bill in the hundreds of millions of dollars. A spokeswoman for Lac-Megantic Mayor Colette Roy-Laroche said the municipality would not comment on Wednesday’s announcement because of ongoing legal proceedings. Federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said Wednesday’s court filings don’t mean MMA is “off the hook for their responsibilities to the people of Lac-Megantic.” She said Ottawa would work with the Quebec government to ensure the cleanup would continue. Each government has promised $60 million for emergency assistance and longer-term reconstruction help for the town. “The people of Lac-Megantic have suffered a great deal over the last month,” he said. “We are joined in sorrow, a sorrow that will remain a part of me for the rest of my life.”

RATES: Usually rise with demand in the summer It is not surprising to see wholesale price increases in the summer when air conditioners kick in and power demand goes up while at the same time there are outages to contend with. “It’s not unusual in that respect. But we’re not going to take knee-jerk reactions and try to change something when we’re already working on concrete, thoughtful steps to protect consumers and stabilize prices.” He pointed to the regulated rate option changes and the work being done currently by an MLA com-

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BEAVERS: Guided tours available And June and Ward appear to be enjoying the lazy days of summer. “It’s almost like they’ve got their babies out and feeding and now they can relax. We’ve been able to get really close to them and they pay us no mind. “The other night I was probably within a metre, and it was Ward and he’s been the more standoffish. He patrols the pond every evening and then slaps his tail so everyone knows he’s the boss. He just stayed eating. He wasn’t afraid at all. They are protected there.” Guided tours to the beaver pond will be available on Friday evening during Ellis Bird Farm’s annual fundraising event, this year in support of building a new visitor’s centre. “Hopefully (June and Ward) will be out and the babies will be out for the folks to see.” Video footage of the kits will be posted at in a few days. Last week, the beavers built a third lodge and moved the kits into it. A webcam will be in place in that lodge, possibly by Friday. Highlights of webcam footage of the beaver family will also be shown at Friday’s event, which features music, a silent auction and refreshments in the bird farm’s garden from 7 to 9 p.m. The evening will go ahead rain or shine as there will be a tent. Tickets are $20 per person. Wine will be available for purchase. Call 403-885-4477 or email for tickets and further information.






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Randi Boulton takes a moment to tune her guitar during her performance at the 37th annual Ivan Daines Country Pick-nic. Her performance was part of a free concert on Wednesday at the Daines Ranch and Rodeo grounds, saluting those affected by the recent flooding in Southern Alberta. The country pick-nic runs until August 11th and will feature about 100 artists, cowgirls and cowboys.




Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Singer delivers supplies to High River BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER — The flood-ravaged southern Alberta town of High River has gotten another boost from Canadian performer Tom Jackson. The singer called in a few favours Wednesday and delivered a truck full of food and supplies to Mission Possible at the High River exhibition grounds just in time for lunch. Volunteers have been at the site feeding needy families since the floods devastated the community back in June. Officials say there are still 300 to 500 families who rely on the service everyday and the donation couldn’t have come at a better time. Jackson also organized the recent Halo High Water concert to raise money for southern Alberta flood relief. He says a friend from Mission Possible called him and told him they were running out of food and so he decided to do something about it. “I simply made a phone call to a friend of mine, James McAra, who runs the food bank in Calgary and I said I have a situation in High River,” says Jackson. “He said, ‘what are the details?’ I told him and he said, ‘well, we’ll solve that.’ ” Jackson then called another friend to mobilize a



Man charged with theft of skid steer makes court appearance One of the two men caught trying to make off with a skid steer made his first court appearance Wednesday. Troy Curtis Sear, 38, of Red Deer faces numerous charges stemming from a July 23 arrest when police said he and another person, Shawn Davis Olsen 38, also of Red Deer, were observed in the process of hooking up a flat bed trailer that contained a skid steer loader. Sear has remained in police custody since the arrest and waived his bail hearing. He faces charges that include possession of property obtained by crime and possession of cocaine. Attorney John MacNaughton acted as agent in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, but said Sear was trying to retain him as council and reserved election and plea. The Crown elected to proceed by indictment on the charges. A show-cause hearing for Sear was scheduled for Aug. 13 in Red Deer provincial court.

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truck and crew to pick up the supplies from the food bank. “And as long as this camp is here, there will be food for these people,” says Jackson, who adds the basics are still in high demand in the community. “They don’t have toiletries. They don’t have socks or underwear. When you are in these situations and you don’t have laundry facilities, socks, you wouldn’t think that.” Meanwhile, the provincial government announced the High River General Hospital emergency department is set to re-open Thursday. “The re-opening of the emergency department is an important step in ensuring all High River residents have access to all the health services at their hospital,” said Health Minister Fred Horne. “With the department’s opening we are reaffirming our commitment that health services offered at the hospital will be fully restored as quickly as possible.” Public health, home care, addiction and mental health clinics as well as x-ray and laboratory services are available at the hospital. Next steps include the opening of beds used for obstetrics, gynecology and general surgery patients in mid August to support low-risk obstetrics and elective surgery. may not be so masochistic.” Wattie will be back in Red Deer provincial court on Aug. 14, where he will appear by closed-circuit television.

Suspect pleads guilty in death of Canadian BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Five years after a young Calgary man was shot and killed in a town in northern Thailand, his father says he is finally getting justice with word of a guilty plea in the case. Leo Del Pinto, 25, died after being shot in the face and chest in the town of Pai in January 2008. His friend, Carly Reisig of British Columbia, was also hit once in the chest but survived. Sgt. Uthai Dechawiwat, who was off duty at the time, had been charged with murder with intent and attempted murder with intent, but initially pleaded not guilty. “We received an email from Foreign Affairs stating there was a court case on July 2,” Ernie Del Pinto said Wednesday. “The email stated they deleted court due to him retracting his not guilty plea to guilty on all counts.” The former officer had already been sentenced in 2011 to 25 years for murdering his pregnant wife. Word of the guilty plea provided some solace for Del Pinto. He said his son was a “good boy” who didn’t deserve to die. tacted Calgary police. Calgary police entered into a pursuit, which ended near Red Deer when local RCMP deployed a spike belt and arrested the suspects.

Lawyer sorry for missing court date The lawyer who missed his client’s last court date for an attempted murder charge apologized profusely in court on Wednesday. Telmo Dos Santos, a Calgary defence attorney, represents Cameron Monkman, 28. Monkman faces charges including attempted murder and other offences stemming from a June 3 incident after a wounded man was found walking along a road near Benalto. Monkman was released on $2,000 bail in June. He was scheduled to be in court on July 23 but Dos Santos made an error on his calendar and missed the court appearance. A warrant was issued and Monkman turned himself in on July 24. In Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday, Dos Santos told Judge Gordon Yake that his client was ready to enter a plea. However the Crown special prosecutor was absent and the court was unable to schedule a date for the proceedings. Yake told the Crown to get a schedule of the special prosecutor’s availability and be ready for the next court date. Monkman remains in custody after turning himself in and will next appear in court on Aug. 15. Monkman’s co-accused, Daniel Huddlestone, 34, is still in the process of retaining a lawyer. He will appear in court next on Aug. 15.

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A man facing four years of outstanding warrants teared up in the prisoner’s box Wednesday when he was denied bail. Brandon Kevin Wattie, 27, was arrested on July 21 in Sylvan Lake on a series of warrants dating back to 2009 for offences including gun trafficking, pointing a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of firearms obtained by the commission of an offence, dangerous driving and uttering threats. Wattie’s attorney, Michael Scrase, suggested in Red Deer provincial court that Wattie was able to offer up to a $2,000 cash bail. He said Wattie was unaware of some of the charges. Judge Gordon Yake said “I don’t believe it,” and told Scrase to move on. Scrase said Wattie had employment, had a letter from his stepfather, and said Wattie was ready to move back into his mother and stepfather’s residence if released on bail. Yake said he took into account the seriousness of the charges and the duration of Wattie’s time at large when he denied Wattie’s bail. Five public interest warrants were filed against Wattie, who was charged in his absence at the time of each of the alleged offences. “His parents are willing to put him up,” Yake told the defence. “Good for you, but the rest of society



Manitoba man falls to his death while mountain climbing in national park LAKE LOUISE — A climber from Manitoba is dead after falling from Mount Victoria in Banff National Park. Parks Canada says the 71-year-old man slipped and fell about 150 metres Wednesday morning, suffering fatal injuries. The man and his partner were attempting to climb the south summit of the 3,464-metre-high mountain. Parks Canada says his body has been recovered and his next of kin have been notified. The man’s name was not released.

New psychiatric assessment for man accused of killing former broadcaster CALGARY — A man accused of killing former Calgary broadcaster Bill Powers and his wife has been ordered to undergo more psychiatric assessment. Powers and his wife Donna Lee were found stabbed to death July 4 in their home. Derek Puffer, 35, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Puffer was their stepson and lived in the basement of the Powers’ home. He was ordered to undergo a 30-day psychiatric assessment when he appeared in court July 8. A judge Wednesday ordered further assessment until Sept. 6.

Film crew worker jolted during shoot on Calgary electrical platform CALGARY — A member of a three-person film crew is in a Calgary hospital after looking for the perfect shot in a place where the trio shouldn’t have been. The man suffered electrical burns late Tuesday night during a shoot three storeys up on a power

Suspect pleads not guilty to kidnapping One of the two men charged in an alleged Edmonton abduction has pleaded not guilty. Harsumeet Singh Brar, 19, pleaded not guilty to three charges of breaching his release conditions in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday. He is to return to court on Aug. 14 to confirm the trial date. Gursumeet Singh Brar, 20, also faces charges in relation to the incident, including two counts of failing to stop for police and two counts of breaching a recognizance. He did not enter a plea and had his matter was put over to Aug. 28. Both men remain in custody and have a no-contact order with each other. The charges stem from an incident on July 7 when Edmonton police allege a man met the Brars in an Edmonton parking lot. The Brars allegedly were interested in purchasing a vehicle the man had posted on the online classifieds website Kijiji. It is alleged the victim was forced into his vehicle and driven to Calgary, where his alleged abductors picked up a third suspect. It was then that the man escaped the trunk of his vehicle in Calgary and conplatform. Fire officials say crews arriving at the scene were told by a crew member on the ground that two coworkers were trapped on the platform and that one may have been electrocuted. The trapped men were told to stay put until the power was turned off, and both were brought down on an aerial ladder before one was taken to hospital. Officials say the three were working on a timelapse video of a construction site near the platform at the time of the accident. Fire battalion chief John Cherweniuk says it appears the crew didn’t realize the hazard the site posed.

Slot machine in Calgary spills millions, sets jackpot record in Alberta CALGARY — A slot machine in Calgary has paid off with the biggest jackpot of its kind ever won in Alberta. A couple who played the Diamond Millions game have walked away with $2.5 million. The huge windfall came at the city’s Deerfoot Inn and Casino. The game starts at $1 million and grows in threedollar increments until someone wins. All of the Diamond Millions machines in the province are linked by a network. The last jackpot was $1.28 million that was won in June 2012 at a resort and casino in Camrose, southwest of Edmonton.

Police charge youth with second-degree murder of man JOHN DOR PRAIRIE — Police have charged a youth with second-degree murder after a man was shot in a home on a remote northern Alberta community. RCMP and North Peace Tribal Police Service officers responded Monday to reports of a shooting in John D’or Prairie. The 48-year-old man died at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. The age of the youth was not released. Police say the firearm that was used in the shooting has been recovered. The youth has been remanded in custody pending an Aug. 20 court hearing in nearby Fort Vermilion.


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Basic rights trampled on? While flood victims in High River feared for their lives, their homes and their belongings, the RCMP was busy doing door-to-door searches and seizing only firearms. And while the RCMP was carrying out what Canada’s top Mountie, Commissioner Bob Paulson, called last week “heroic work,” looters were helping themselves to the RICK spoils — the ZEMANEK very thing the cops said they were guarding against. The legalities of the seizure of a “substantial number” of firearms, which angered many of the 13,000 residents, is likely be investigated at Paulson’s request. The RCMP contends it was acting in the line of duty, protecting expensive belongings from thieves. Yet, while the police seized guns, CTV News recently reported thieves


helped themselves to copper wire and pipes from evacuated homes. Reports over said some of the crooks were “quite brazen.” One thief pulled up in front of a home, telling the owner he worked for the town and tried to take away a metal filing cabinet. “And that’s what happened to a lot of people,” the resident told CTV News. In another incident, a crew of thieves showed up outside a bakery with a front-end loader and trailer and made off with $150,000 worth of baking equipment the owner moved outside for an insurance assessment. So why did the police zero in on guns? Why weren’t similar seizures carried out in Canmore and Calgary, where several thousand residents were forced from their homes? Legislation gives police additional powers during a state of emergency to enter homes to check on residents’ welfare and ensure there are no safety issues. But in this case it’s argued the RCMP crossed the line and there was no justifiable reason for their actions. Paulson wants to get to the bottom of the gun sweep and is asking for an investigation. “I am quite concerned by the sharp criticism that has arisen in the media with respect to the gun

seizures from evacuated homes,” Paulson wrote Ian McPhail, the intern chair of the RCMP’s Commission for Public Complaints against the force. Canadian Press reported last week that the top cop says he and a lot of Canadians have questions about the force’s actions in the devastated town of High River. “Naturally this is quite troubling to me, and I am sure to you, as indeed it must be to many Canadians who wonder what was going on in High River,” said Paulson. To further complicate matters, the RCMP last week said the seized firearms can be reclaimed with the presentation of a “possession acquisition licence,” which is required under Canada’s gun laws. But the circumstances under which those guns were seized is ripe for a charter argument. Critics charge the force was on a fishing expedition, a blatant violation under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — it’s called unlawful search and seizure. And short of caring for the well-being of flood victims, the charter must rein in powers that exceed what a state of emergency allows. At the time of the seizure, RCMP Sgt. Brian Tobin said, “We just want to make sure that all of those things

are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are. People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms. ... So we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.” So in that safe place, how much jewelry did the Mounties store, or other valuables such as cameras, high-definition televisions, coin collections, laptop computers containing sensitive information — and other items high on the menu of looters? Legal experts will argue that the RCMP is not above the law and in this case far exceeded the powers Canada affords to law enforcement agencies. Possible abuses under the state of emergency criteria must be at the forefront of legal challenges. Fishing expeditions are not allowed under the charter to determine if a crime has been committed. Search warrants are the proper procedure. Failure to abide by those rules means anything seized was done illegally and not admissible in court. Paulson’s call for an investigation into the High River matter is commendable. Rick Zemanek is a former Advocate editor.


Council doing great job meeting needs With regards to Steve Mantle’s letter about pets being allowed to ride the bus, I think he brings up a very good point: Pets are very important to some people and if they do not have access to a vehicle and need to transport them, the bus is a great way to do so. That is why he supports this pilot project. I agree that this is one of the great ideas council has been pursuing, but I would like to take that even further. City council is also in the process of carrying out a pilot project allowing residents of Red Deer to have small chicken coops in their backyard. Raising your own food is very important to some people, and if they do not live on or are able to afford a farm, a small coop in your backyard is a great way to do so. May I be so bold as to carry this one step further? Another pilot project city council pursued was bike lanes. Cycling safely to and from work or recreational activities is very important to some people and their families, and bike lanes are a great way to ensure safety of cyclists and motorists alike. Not only that, but some people choose to ride for financial, health or environmental reasons. Even if you don’t personally ride a bike, want to raise your own chickens or need to transport your pet to the vet on the bus, do you deny those services to others just because you wouldn’t use them yourself? I would like to applaud our city council for all the great work they have done for the citizens of Red Deer. They have done a wonderful job in representing the needs of all people of Red Deer. Jane Mueller Red Deer

Michener saved family from tragedy An open letter to Premier Alison Redford: I realize you have your hands full with the disaster in Southern Alberta (I know, I live in Okotoks), but I wanted to appeal to you one last time about keeping Michener Centre open in some capacity — at least the south side and its valuable amenities already in place for our severely disabled residents. My sister Jody is one of those remaining residents. She has lived at Michener for 41 years. I wanted to share her and my mother’s story with you, so that you might see how very valuable Michener is and has been — a lifesaver to say the least. My sister is one of five siblings. She is severely disabled, and as a child suffered from extreme seizures and was prone to impulsive behaviour that made her already difficult life even more precarious. My parents, who could not meet the complex special needs that my sister required, made that difficult decision to move my sister into Michener as a child. At the time, Michener was indeed an institution in every sense that the word implies, not a choice made easily by my parents but a choice made out of no other options. They could not care for her medical needs, nor could they keep her safe in a community that could not be modified enough for my sister’s impulsiveness. She did and does require 24/7 care. Exhausting for my parents on many levels; they simply could not cope. Two years before my mother died, she told me that if not for my older sister and I that she would have taken her life along with my sister Jody’s. So mentally/physically/emotionally draining is the care of someone who is severely disabled, that no doubt my mother knew what she was facing — a life sentence that allowed for little life and no hope and/ or change due to the severity of my sister’s developmental delays. My sister was and will always have the equivalence of a three-year-old, with no chance of developing beyond her mental capabilities, regardless of community inclusion or not. My mother knew this inherently in her long days with my sister and short, sleepless nights, and not temporarily, but facing an entire lifetime of care that my mother knew she could not keep up.

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Regardless of what Michener was in those early dim days of institutionalization, I am grateful that option was there for my mother and my sister and, in turn, me, who has the beauty of my sister still here, still alive and thriving at the safe, caring Michener Centre that has evolved and gone above and beyond the call of care for my sister. Even more so today, Michener remains a relevant choice for aging parents struggling to meet the needs of their disabled adult children. Every parents’ worst fear: who will look after their child if they can’t look after them themselves? This is where Michener fits in. I fear for my sister’s life if she is forced to leave Michener. She spent eight years out in community care and did not do well for a number of reasons, the biggest one being that the community cannot be safeguarded enough to allow my sister the small, simple freedoms that Michener gives her (i.e. secure grounds, access to her peers and roommates, the community and programs that Michener has built both within and without). And with the severe cuts facing the PDD (Persons with Developmental Disabilities program), I know what that means to the clients in the community. I am asking, no begging you, with all respect given to your difficult position as premier and caregiver to all Albertans, not just the 125 individuals that remain at Michener, please allow my sister and her peers to live out their lives in the only place they have known as home — the Michener Centre. Lee Kvern Okotoks

Senate needs serious overhaul The Senate is a valuable parliamentary institution. Don’t abolish it, reform it! Over time, we bastardized the Senate by letting it deteriorate into a partisan cesspool. Despite ongoing individual abuses, the function of the Senate is a critical piece to our civil parliamentary democracy. I favour a EEE Senate to counterbalance the representation by population in the House of Commons. Even only effective and equal would be better than the status quo. Elected does not always bring legitimacy, as sometimes it breeds an arrogant sense of authority. Appointed individuals are not all “puppet politicos.” There can be lot good derived from appointed Senators to provide debate, leadership, and sober second thought. A Canadian solution would be to accept these points and create a blended type of Senate representation. Distribute a number of senators per region; within the region the provinces are apportioned a number of seats; and each provincial government

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Flying the flag proudly I experienced a real sense of pride just the other day when I went to the north end Rona store and saw a beautiful large Canadian flag flying above their store. They certainly have my business and appreciation for being Canadian. Garry Raabis Red Deer

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City prepares vigil for slain boys BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — The two boys who police say were asphyxiated by an African rock python will be remembered Wednesday at a vigil in Campbellton, N.B., intended to provide some measure of catharsis for a grief-stricken community, the city’s deputy mayor said. Ian Comeau said the vigil is an opportunity to offer comfort to the friends and relatives of fouryear-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor, whose deaths have triggered an outpouring of global sympathy. “I think when you look at the ages of these kids, four and six, that’s what has really saddened the population not just in Campbellton, but New Brunswick, Canada, and elsewhere,” Comeau said. “We have been receiving a lot of messages from around the world about how sad the people are.” Comeau said the 8 p.m. vigil will feature songs and prayers at the Salmon Plaza monument, about a block away from the apartment where the boys were

found dead Monday morning. The monument features an 8.5-metre replica of an Atlantic salmon in a fountain along the waterfront of the city of 7,400. “People will gather to talk and share their emotions,” Comeau said. “It is something the friends and citizens wanted to do for these two young kids.” Police said the boys were found Monday at around 6:30 a.m. in a family friend’s apartment after an African rock python weighing 45 kilograms escaped its glass tank by slithering through a ventilation system above and then falling through a ceiling into the living room where they slept. The snake has been euthanized and a necropsy shows it was in overall good health, though investigators are waiting for a final report, the RCMP said. Preliminary results of the autopsies on the boys show that they died of asphyxiation, Sgt. Alain Tremblay said. “While we now have some preliminary information, investigators still have to wait for other test results to come back and for the final report,” Sgt. Alain Tremblay said in a statement Wednesday. “We recognize that this has touched the hearts

of people across the world and that people want to know how this could have happened. Our investigators are looking at all aspects of this tragic incident, and that will take some time.” The deaths of the boys have shocked the community, where friends and relatives remember them as fun-loving, sociable kids. Premier David Alward issued a statement offering his sympathies to the family of the boys. “It is with a heavy heart and tremendous sadness that I offer, on behalf of the provincial government and of all New Brunswickers, our deepest condolences to the family of Noah and Connor Barthe and to the community of Campbellton following the unimaginable tragedy,” Alward said in a statement. “As a father, the tragic loss of these two young lives full of so much promise and potential is a lasting reminder that ensuring our children’s safety is paramount.” In what serves as a makeshift memorial, teddy bears have been placed at the base of a utility pole across the street from the apartment where the boys died.




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Relatives slam mall-collapse rescue effort: ‘This is not a Third World nation’ ELLIOT LAKE, Ont. — Relatives of the two women killed in the collapse of a northern Ontario mall lashed out Wednesday at the rescue effort they said failed to save at least one of them. In emotional testimony, they described how they heard rescuers had detected signs of life in the rubble, only to call off the search because it was too dangerous. “The sad part is when you look at places like Bangladesh, where a building collapses, 17 days later they pulled people out who were still alive,” said Darrin Latulippe. “This is Canada. This is not a Third World nation. This is to the point of stupidity.” Latulippe, son-in-law of Doloris Perizzolo, described hours and days of agonized waiting after the Algo Centre Mall caved in last summer for any news of her fate. He and his wife received little official information, he told the inquiry into the tragedy, getting most of their news from the radio. Hours after apparently picking up signs of life, Insp. Bill Neadles, who headed up the rescue effort, abruptly told her the search for her mother was done, Teresa Perizzolo testified. “They basically said it was over and the only way to get my mother’s body out was to demolish the mall,” a sobbing Perizzolo testified. It took four days to recover the bodies of Perizzolo, 74, and Lucie Aylwin, 34. “They told us they were leaving because it wasn’t safe,” said Aylwin’s father, Rejean Aylwin. “My daughter is there. You cannot stop. So I left screaming,” his wife Rachelle Aylwin testified.

Medical examiner says man dead for hours before discovered in hospital WINNIPEG — A homeless man who died during a 34-hour wait in a hospital emergency room could have been dead for hours before his body was discovered, Manitoba’s medical examiner said Wednesday. Thambirajah Balachandra told the inquest into Brian Sinclair’s death that rigor mortis had begun to set in when the double-amputee was declared dead on Sept. 21, 2008. Security footage showed Sinclair moved his head around 5 p.m., 22 hours after he first arrived at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre emergency room, Balachandra said. Sinclair didn’t appear to move again and was declared dead just before midnight. It’s likely Sinclair had been dead “for a couple of hours” before being found, Balachandra said. Rigor mortis, the stiffening of the body after death, usually takes some 12 hours to fully set in, but Balachandra said fever or seizure can hasten the onset. Sinclair died after being referred to the hospital by a clinic doctor because he hadn’t urinated in 24 hours. Sinclair was seen on the video approaching a triage aide when he first arrived in the emergency department and then sitting in his wheelchair in the waiting room. Someone approached a security guard 34 hours later with concerns about Sinclair’s condition and he was pronounced dead.







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ABOVE: Live hopper faces off with the Le Tort Hopper. LEFT: A nice catch of Alberta’s official mushroom — the aspen bolete. RIGHT: Civic holiday matinee at the Drive-In Theatre.

Bad conditions delay fishing season Even as a landowner along a trout stream, I’m getting tired of the peace and quiet of wet long weekends featuring the double uns and multi-overs — unwadeable, unfishable rivers and streams, thus overcrowded local lakes. But the very name “civic holiday,” or “bank ’oliday Monday,” as my dad used to call it, reeks to me of dull. We hadn’t been west since the July long, and the rain gauge at the Stump Ranch, maxed out, overflowing at 10 inches, was not a good omen for anything but my studies of the flora, fauna and fungi of the aspen parkland-boreal forest. BOB Down on the uncut creekSCAMMELL side hayfield, Herself took Beau, our Brittany, for a walk (suddenly his running days are over). They came back with her gingerly carrying a bag that had been hidden in plain sight at the Night Hole. She feared garbage, fish guts, etc., but inside was a bottle of very fine single malt and a note, dated July 19 from my friend Neil Waugh, outdoors columnist of The Edmonton Sun. “The miracle at the Night Hole,” that such treasure could remain there, unstolen for 17 days, is testimony either that bad conditions had kept fishermen away, or that certain scumbags had been by and thought the bag was merely full of empty cans and other litter, such as they routinely leave for the landowner to pick up and pack out. Not 100 metres away, I had robo-guided Neil to a


nice white-tail buck on the last day of the season (a Sunday) several years ago. Robo-guiding is remote guiding: where you mark an X on the ground, advise the dude to sit on it and he’ll see deer for sure, then go away and don’t return until the heavy lifting is done. The creek looked fishable to me for the first time since May 16, but then I’ve only fished it and looked at it thousands of times since love at first sight 50 years ago. I was surer that the grasshoppers landing on the windshield as I drove out of the hayfield were a strong hint to a steely-eyed robo-guide. After lunch my dude, son John, daughter-in-law Darlene and granddaughter Sarah, with her cousin, Josh, not being due to arrive yet for an hour or two, I went auto-foraging for the fungi of fall. The rain and occasional heat bring on Alberta’s “official mushroom” the edible aspen bolete, but it also produces such lush under-brush that, no matter how red or blaze-orange their caps are, these mushrooms are hard to see while road hunting. But I did see one, and also one specimen of the deadly, also red-capped, fly agaric, amanita muscaria, but I saw not one specimen of the red-topped “sickener,” Russula emetica. Forager’s beware: making a red-capped fall mushroom a provincial emblem is a life and death decision. Back at the cabin, John, preparing to climb down to the creek, wade across, and fish the Cabin Pool, wondered what fly robo-guide would suggest. “There are lots of hoppers,” I replied. When he climbed back up, John reported he caught one small brown trout on one of my Le Tort Hoppers. I can’t get down there anymore, can’t wade, period, but I can roboguide, still participate, be there by making sugges-

tions, supplying flies. Later, down in the hayfield, John set the kids to digging holes and throwing rocks on the sand and gravel bar in the Haystack Pool, then he started fishing the Drive-in Theatre just upstream, so-called because you can drive into it and there are usually entertaining shows to watch from a comfortable bench built by my friend, Ken Short. John rigged one of my lightly-weighted Short Black Boogers suspended from a dropper below the floating Le Tort Hopper. Quickly two large trout took the hopper, but failed to stick. John briefly considered but fortunately didn’t cut off the sunken booger because it was possibly interfering with hookups on his floating Le Tort Hopper. Then John noticed the Le Tort Hopper was “dragging” (not floating naturally). Just in time he got the point and did what you are supposed to do when your indicator fly acts like that; he struck and was into a long battle with a heavy brown trout of better than 50 cm that had taken the sunken booger. At one point, the big trout launched straight out and up, like a Polaris missile. This Drive-in Theatre matinee was not more than 10 metres downstream from where Jim McLennan hooked the big brown trout I had located for him earlier for a famous segment of his Iron Blue Fly Fishing TV show, where the Shark (as I had named him) put on the most violent aerial display anyone will ever see from a brown trout. But that is history, and this is now; a year when it has taken until the early August long weekend to proclaim “Season’s open!” Bob Scammell is an award-winning columnist who lives in Red Deer. He can be reached at

Crevasse gardens are interesting and easy to maintain Tired of the bright, colourful pots full of annuals? Try a crevasse garden, a shallow container filled with strategically placed rocks and alpine plants. Once established, crevasse gardens take little care and are a source interest all season. Like other pots, they can be placed in a sunny, but not extremely hot, location. Make a crevasse garden in a flat container that is approximately five inches (12 cm) deep and at least 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Choose the container wisely. Smaller containers hold LINDA less soil and plant material, TOMLINSON therefore they dry out quickly. Larger containers have more interest but are heavier to move. Containers need to have holes on the bottom for good drainage. Alpine plants that are used in crevasse gardens do better in dry as opposed to wet soil. A mixture of one-third potting soil or peatmoss, one-third compost and one-third sharp sand works well. Start by filling the pot with soil and contouring


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winter temperatures. The nylon becomes a barrier between the soil and pot, making it easier to clean next spring. Unglazed ceramic pots should be surrounded by dry peatmoss before being buried. The peatmoss will absorb excess moisture, keeping the clay relatively dry, thus avoiding cracks in the pot when the water in the clay freezes. An alternative way to winter crevasse gardens is to place them in an area that will be covered with snow all winter. Alpine plants are available at most garden centres but they are not clearly marked. Different varieties of drabs (whitlow grass), saxifrage and lewisia (bitterroot) are readily available. Often alpine plants are sold as groundcovers, miniature or dwarf plants. They are also listed in the rock garden section. When making a purchase for a crevasse garden, make sure the plants are slow growing as an aggressive plant will take over the container. A larger variety of alpines are available through the Devonian Gardens in Devon and Beaver Creek Gardens in Fruitvale, B.C. (www.rockgardenplants. com). Linda Tomlinson is a horticulturalist who lives near Rocky Mountain House. She who can be reached at or




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How to ‘healthify’ your favourite foods Do you have a favourite food, an addictive behaviour or that indulgent “something” that you tell yourself you could never live without as you attempt better health? I could be healthier, but I just could never live without my sticky toffee pudding from such and such restaurant. Or I would be healthier but I just have to have my chocolate cherry vanilla swirl ice cream … oooo, that sounds good doesn’t it? Such excuses may just be holding you back from achieving your optimal health. The best part about those cravings, indulgences and addictions is that you in fact can have your cake and eat it, too. KRISTIN The key is to understand FRASER these cravings and satisfy them that with things that might just actually taste better and make you feel better. The way I like to start is to get over the huge misconception that “healthy” food doesn’t taste good. Taste buds may just have been tainted. I’ve had clients complete juice cleanses who said they would never stop drinking coffee and seven days later they’ve lost the taste for it. That’s one way to think about it. The next is to look at the ingredients of your favourite recipes and just “healthify” them. Swap out

refined sugar with a whole food sweetener such as maple syrup or honey (add between one-half and three-quarters of the amount and adjust dry ingredients if necessary). Make your own dressings. This is a big one that people really should watch out for. If you like creamy dressings, make your own using tahini (sesame seed butter), garlic, ginger and honey with tamari to make it Asian. Season your food with fresh lemon or lime juice and spices that you like — Mexican, Italian, etc. If you want something crunchy and snacky, go for popcorn with coconut oil and sprinkle nutritional yeast. Flavour comes from spices, herbs and foods that are naturally healthy for us! Satisfaction typically comes from fats — so choose fats that will satisfy and healthify! Make homemade guacamole (healthy fats from avocados), incorporate olives, and coconut oil into your daily intake of food and you won’t be as susceptible to craving fried fatty foods. A final tip is in cooking style. Grill, sauté, steam or keep raw! If you want chocolate cherry ice cream, make an ice cream with whole food sweeteners, coconut meat and cashews and add some dark chocolate and cherries. Or, really simplify with blended frozen bananas and melted dark chocolate with cherries. Or try the chocolate quinoa cake recipe below. Sooner than later, healthier indulgences will become something that you can’t live without.


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(Healthified with Quinoa! – revised from Quinoa 365) 2 cups cooked Quinoa, (2/3 C dry with 1 1/3 C water) 1 cup almond milk 4 eggs, large 1 tsp. vanilla extract ¾ cup coconut oil, melted 1 cup maple syrup 1 cup organic cocoa powder (no sugar) 1 ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt Cook quinoa as directed. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease two eight-inch (20-cm) round pans. Blend or food process almond milk, eggs, vanilla, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and 2 cups of cooked quinoa until smooth. Whisk dry ingredients in bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Divide batter evenly between two pans and bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove cake from oven and allow to cool. Top with chocolate avocado frosting under Recipes from the Kraze under the full archive of articles at Kristin Fraser, BSc, is a holistic nutritionist and local freelance writer. Her column appears every second Thursday. She can be reached at

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professionals who could treat postpartum depression — or even prevent it, by identifying women with an elevated risk for the condition. New mothers living in big cities in Programs aimed at helping new Canada have a higher risk of postpar- mothers, such as having a nurse make tum depression than women in less a home visit in the days after the birth, populated areas of the country, a study may not be appropriate for all culhas found. tures, she said. Postpartum depression can occur af“Perhaps there are communities ter a woman has given birth and is a se- in which that’s not as acceptable, for rious health risk whatever reason. for both women And perhaps a ‘SOCIAL SUPPORT WAS A and their babies. peer member of T h e s y m p t o m s MAJOR FACTOR. SO WOMEN the community are more intense might be a more IN LARGE URBAN AREAS and longer lastacceptable alterWERE REPORTING MUCH ing than the typinative. cal baby blues “We can’t LOWER LEVELS OF SOCIAL and may evennecessarily give SUPPORT THAN WOMEN IN tually interfere them mothers with a mother’s ALL THREE OTHER GROUPS.’ and friends and ability to care for sisters that aren’t her child. — DR. SIMONE VIGOD, A PSYCHIATRIST there, but can The study, pubAT WOMEN’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL we look at other lished Monday IN TORONTO ways of increasin the Canadian ing support? Medical AssociaThere’s evidence tion Journal, is that peer support based on a 2006 national survey of al- can reduce postpartum depression.” most 6,500 new mothers. It found that Most new mothers experience mood almost 10 per cent of the women living disruptions linked to poor sleep and in cities with a population of at least hormonal changes. But symptoms of 500,000 reported experiencing postpar- postpartum depression go beyond tum depression. those reactions to include: loss of apThat compares with six per cent of petite; insomnia; intense irritability new moms in rural areas, almost seven and anger; lack of joy in life; feelings of per cent in semi-rural, or small-town guilt or inadequacy; difficulty bonding areas, and about five per cent in semi- with the baby; and suicidal thoughts, urban areas, the latter defined as hav- the Mayo Clinic says on its website. ing a population of 50,000 to 500,000. Untreated, postpartum depression “Social support was a major factor,” may last for many months or even lonsaid lead author Dr. Simone Vigod, a ger. psychiatrist at Women’s College HospiIn rare cases, a new mother can tal in Toronto. “So women in large ur- develop postpartum psychosis, which ban areas were reporting much lower typically occurs within the first two levels of social support than women in weeks after delivery. The woman may all three other groups.” experience confusion and disorientaMany large cities, such as Vancou- tion; hallucinations and delusions; and ver, Toronto and Montreal, also have a paranoia. The psychosis may cause her higher percentage of women who have to harm herself or her infant. immigrated to the country compared Monday’s study has particular resowith rural- and small-town Canada, nance because of the recent death of Vigod said. Lisa Gibson, whose body was pulled “And those women in particular in July 27 from the Red River in Winour study appeared to be at increased nipeg — three days after the bodies risk of having high levels of postpar- of her two-year-old daughter Anna tum depression symptoms,” she said. and two-month-old son Nicholas were “It was found to be happening in- found drowned in the bathtub of the dependently of poor social support, family home. although there is a potential that they There is speculation the 32-year-old may be related,” explained Vigod, may have been suffering from severe adding that women who have immi- postpartum depression. grated to Canada, but whose families While Winnipeg police have said live elsewhere, may not have the same it may appear Gibson killed her chilkinds of support. dren, they are not ruling out the posThere may also be cultural or other sibility that someone else was responbarriers to getting help from health sible and are still investigating. BY SHERYL UBELACKER THE CANADIAN PRESS

Brand of blood glucose test strips recalled BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Health Canada says some products used by diabetics to test their blood are being recalled. It says some batches of Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips may give an erroneous reading because they were contaminated during manufacturing. The department says the affected test strips could produce a false blood sugar reading that makes it seem like the user’s blood glucose level is abnormally high. Health Canada says people could give themselves the wrong dose of insulin based on the readings produced by the faulty strips. The voluntary recall also affects unused Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits, which contain test strips from the recalled lots.

For many years, doctors have been wringing their hands as more and more U.S. children grew fat. Now, that may be changing, with the first evidence of a national decline in childhood obesity. In 18 states, there were at least slight drops in obesity for low-income preschoolers, health officials said Tuesday. After decades on the rise, childhood obesity rates recently have essentially been flat. A few places — Philadelphia, New York City and Mississippi — reported improvements in the last couple of years. But the report from the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention shows signs of widerranging progress. “Now, for the first time, we’re seeing a significant decrease in childhood obesity” nationally, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, CDC director. Obesity continues to be one of the nation’s leading public health problems — health officials call it a longstanding epidemic.




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These days all you seem to hear as irritability and failure to thrive. about is gluten free! Is this a new fad In both adults and children, it can diet or is it because some people re- lead to serious nutritional deficiencies ally do not feel good when they eat as well. gluten? Is this because you have celiac Celiac disease is first detected by a disease? blood test and then is often It really does matter the confirmed with an intestireason and anyone thinking nal biopsy. of avoiding gluten should A gluten intolerance, have some important teston the other hand, can be ing done first. As someone tested by a food intolerance who has celiac disease, I unblood test. derstand the importance of Conventional therapy of getting an appropriate diagceliac disease instructs the nosis. patient to avoid gluten-conA three-year-old patient taining foods. of mine was struggling with Patient education and staying on the growth curve social support are key comfor height and weight, and ponents in the successful SHANE experienced constant bloatmanagement of the disease JOHNSON ing and diarrhea. due to the amount of gluten His parents decided to re- NATUROPATHIC in the foods typically eaten move several foods from his in North America. MEDICINE diet, including wheat, and In addition to gluten rethey reported immediate moval from the diet, naturimprovement in his digesopathic medical treatment tion and bowels. includes: Within three months, he had ● Checking the appropriate labs for grown significantly and gained eight any mineral/nutrient deficiencies and pounds. addressing them if present. However, taking foods out indisThis may include IV nutrient thercriminately like this is problematic apy, which provides 100 per cent abbecause it is unclear which food is the sorption regardless of intestinal health main culprit since many foods were and allows for larger dosages to fix removed at once. deficiencies faster. It is even more problematic when ● Vitamin B12 injections as necesyou have to test for celiac disease sary. and for a gluten intolerance, as glu● Improving stomach and intestinal ten needs to be in the diet for at least health by decreasing irritation with three weeks prior to testing. herbs/nutrients. In this case, this child had to go These may include slippery elm, through the process of adding gluten marshmallow root, and L glutamine to back into his diet for multiple weeks, name a few. dealing with stomach pain, bloating, ● Enzymes to improve fat breakand diarrhea. down and absorption from food being This was very difficult on him as eaten. well as the parents and could have Find out if gluten is really affecting been avoided if testing was completed your health by getting the appropriate prior to gluten removal. testing done first. Why does it matter if an individual If you or a loved one already have has celiac disease or is suffering from been diagnosed with celiac disease a gluten intolerance? and want to make sure you are doing Because celiac disease can lead to everything you can to live an optimal serious consequences and is a lifelong life, talk to your naturopathic doctor disease. about the appropriate treatments that A gluten intolerance can go away can be used. over time with the appropriate treatment and does not damage the small Dr. Shane Johnson ND was born and intestine. raised in Red Deer and is the owner of Celiac disease is when an autoim- Aspire Natural Medicine. mune reaction occurs with the ingesHe completed his naturopathic medition of the gluten protein that is found cal training at Bastyr University, and is in wheat, rye, oats, and barley. among only a handful of naturopathic Several autoimmune diseases are doctors in Alberta to complete an addiassociated with celiac disease, and it tional one-year residency in family medileads to injury to the intestine, result- cine. ing in diarrhea, bloating, gas and faFor more detailed information on tigue in adults. naturopathic medicine visit www.aspireIn children, the condition presents

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CALGARY — The Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback carousel has turned again, stopping on backup Kevin Glenn as the starter for Friday’s game against the undefeated Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Stampeders (4-1) emerged from their bye week with the expectation Drew Tate had overcome a strained right forearm that sidelined him for two games. But Tate’s arm flared up again after practice earlier this week. Glenn will start against the Riders (5-0) with Bo Levi Mitchell his backup at McMahon Stadium. Tate left in the fourth quarter of a 36-21 road loss to Saskatchewan on July 6. He was subsequently diagnosed with a strained forearm muscle and hasn’t played since although his latest setback has been called an elbow injury. “He’ll probably be not throwing for five, six, seven days,” Calgary head coach/GM John Hufnagel said Wednesday. “It depends on how it responds to injections.” Tate’s string of injuries extends back to the second game of last season when he separated his shoulder. He returned later in the year but broke a bone in his arm in a playoff game. The 28-year-old Texan hasn’t been able to get a sustained run of starts since Hufnagel declared him the starter prior to last season. Glenn, 34, did admirable work to get Calgary to last season’s Grey Cup game. But the emergence of Mitchell this year has further crowded the quarterback situation. Mitchell finished a come-from-behind win against Montreal on July 20 when Glenn

The Detroit Tigers have released veteran closer Jose Valverde from his contract with Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers designated Valverde for assignment on June 21, less than two months after bringing the right-hander back to the major leagues for another chance to be the team’s closer. Valverde went 0-1 with a 5.59 ERA, converting nine saves in 12 chances. Valverde accepted an assignment to Toledo, where he had seven saves with a 4.09 ERA in 11 games. Valverde faltered during the 2012 playoffs and became a free agent in the off-season.


● Senior men’s baseball: Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends vs. Printing Place Padres, doubleheader starting at 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; North Star Sports vs. The Hideout Rays, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.


● Parkland baseball: Championship tournament at Eckville; games at 6:45 p.m. ● Sunburst/Provincial senior AAA baseball: Fort Saskatchewan Athletics at Red Deer Riggers, first game of best-of-five final, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.


● Parkland baseball: Championship tournament at Eckville; games at 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m. ● Rugby: Calgary Knights at Red Deer Titans, men’s third division, noon, Titans Park; Lethbridge at Red Deer Titans, men’s second division, 2 p.m., Titans Park.


● Parkland baseball: Championship tournament at Eckville; games at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Alberta Football League: Semifinal — St. Albert Stars at Central Alberta Buccaneers, 2 p.m., Lacombe MEGlobal Athletic Park.

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Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate throws a pass as offensive lineman Dan Federkeil provides a block on Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive end John Chick in Regina on July 5, 2013. Tate has a strained forearm muscle in his throwing arm which flared up again after practice this week. suffered a right elbow injury. Mitchell, 23, of Katy, Texas, then went the distance in a 37-24 victory over Winnipeg on July 27. He threw for 376 yards and three TDs and was named the CFL’s offensive player of the week. “You always expect to go out and play great,” Mitchell said. “That’s always the mindset. “Sometimes that doesn’t happen. Fortu-

nately for me last time it did. Obviously it’s going to help your confidence.” Glenn admits Calgary has a unique quarterback situation. “The biggest thing about the situation is all three guys have played,” he acknowledged. “You don’t usually get a situation where that has happened.

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Angels soar over short-handed Renegades BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Angels 4 Renegades 0 It’s tough enough for the Red Deer Renegades to win in the Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League as it is, never mind having to play without three of their leading goal scorers. The Renegades were missing Paula Dadensky, Sidney Daines and Claire Wallace, who have accounted for 18 of the team’s 23 goals this season when they met the Edmonton Angels at Edgar Park Wednesday. The outcome was a 4-0 win for the Angels, who upped their record to 8-3 and moved into third place overall. Red Deer remains in fifth place with a 4-6 record and four games remaining. Dadensky, who is tied for the league lead in scoring with 12 goals, was at the University of Alberta camp while Daines, who has four goals, was at a rodeo and Wallace, who has a pair of markers, was ill. “We were missing a lot of our

goal scoring,” said Renegades assistant coach Paul Morigeau. “It made it tough, but the other girls played well and gained more experience.” The Angels are definitely older and overall have more size than the Renegades, who have a number of players still in their teens. “They’re a good team and a little more physical than we are,” said Morigeau. “This league is more physical and they come at you hard and take you down. We need to be more physical, but we still battled hard and we do have a lot of 16, 17 and 18 year-olds playing.” The Angels were also just that little bit stronger in moving the ball as well. “They’re a little more cohesive in their passing. We had a number of players in different spots but we were also right with them most of the way. That’s certainly different than in the past. “We play a different game this year as we’re more offensive. In the past we sat back and tried to play defence and that

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Jenni Annicchiarico (#4) of the Red Deer Renegades fights for the ball with Amanda Black (#4) of the Edmonton Angels during a game at the Edgar Industrial Park North pitch on Wednesday evening. just sucks the life out of you. We’re getting better and we have a lot of young players with a lot of promise.” Despite missing much of their offensive punch the Renegades didn’t sit back and had more shots on goal than the Angels, especially over the final 30 minutes. However, it was the Edmonton squad who scored the lone goal late on a penalty kick. “We had a couple good chances, but were just half a step slow,” added Morigeau. “But in the past we were two or three steps slow, so it’s going in the right direction.”

The Renegades face the topranked Edmonton Victoria in Edmonton Saturday and are at the sixth-place Calgary Saints Sunday. They visit the fourth-place Calgary Callies Aug.17 and finish their schedule against the Saints, Aug. 18 at noon at RDC. “If you asked me prior to the season where I’d like to finish I would have said fifth and we have a good chance to do that,” said Morigeau. “We’ve never finished fifth before. We’ve been sixth, seventh and eighth, eighth and eighth, so this would be a step up.”

Montreal hoping for a fresh start CFL WEEK 7 The other CFL teams are back from summer vacation and Montreal decided to give their head coach Dan Hawkins a permanent vacation during their hiatus. General Manager Jim Popp has assumed the head coach’s job with able support from his new offensive coordinator Doug Berry, a guy who did very well in the same role with Montreal before he nuked his coaching reputation with Winnipeg and Saskatchewan. Berry had a great relationship with Anthony Calvillo JIM during his first job SUTHERLAND with Montreal and hopes to audition for the head coaching position when Popp gives up the reins in the future. Popp has a suspect record as a head coach and only assumed the job at the behest of Alouette team owner Bob Wetenhall. It was pretty hard for Popp not to take the gig when the owner suggested the idea. Berry may be able to help the team find its way on offence but I would be foolish to pick Montreal in their game against Toronto. Argo superstar quarterback Ricky Ray will likely start and one can expect him to


be a handful for the Montreal defence, although the Als’ defence is very aggressive on the line of scrimmage and will not make it easy for the Argo O-line. The Argos’ defence has improved since the start of the season and will put plenty of inside pressure, led by giant angry tackle Khalif Mitchell and his friends. The missing pieces on the Alouette O-line include perennial all-star guard Scott Flory — gone for the year — and guard Andrew Woodruff, who’s on the nine-game injured list. The Argos have begun to flex their muscles in the weak CFL East Division and I believe they will blow Montreal out of their own park in this game. Maybe the fact I have only been wrong in four game predictions thus far in 2013 has made me cocky, or maybe the sun has finally begun to set on the Alouette dynasty in the CFL East. Either way, an over-40 quarterback behind a depleted offensive line is not a recipe for success in Montreal. The other game on tap is the Friday night game in Calgary between the Stamps and Riders. The CFL’s two best teams early in the 2013 season have a rematch from an earlier game won by Saskatchewan. Both teams have been solid in all three phases of the game so this game is not exactly a free spot on the bingo card for either team. My first prediction is a large crowd inside McMahon because early reports suggest at least 8-10,000 Rider fans will fill all the usually empty seats in the stadium. Other West Division teams’ fans may hate

Rider fans but the Green People are great for the other teams’ bottom lines. The best way to keep Rider fans out of their parks is to buy all the tickets, but that will never happen in reality world. Saskatchewan’s offence has enjoyed tremendous success with the addition of George Cortez to their coaching staff. Cortez has devised a game plan that has turned tailback Kory Sheets into a potential 2,000-plus yard record holder along the ground. Sheets is a one-man wrecking crew in an offensive scheme that emphasizes the run game on the left side of his O-line. Rider O-linemen Brendon LaBatte, Xavier Fulton and center Dominic Picard have completely controlled the A and B gaps on the left side and opened many lanes for Sheets. Cortez also uses his fullbacks and extra O-lineman Dan Clark in a throwback twin tight end package to provide extra protection for his quarterbacks. The results have been excellent thus far and elevated Rider quarterback starter Darian Durant to a new threshold of performance in Cortez’s quarterback plug-and-play system. It is the kind of system reminiscent of the 2007 Riders in which Kent Austin turned another journeyman pivot named Kerry Joseph into the league’s outstanding player award winner that year. The Cortez Plan should also be enough for Saskatchewan to win a tough game on Friday night. Jim Sutherland is a Red Deer freelance writer




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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 70 46 .603 66 46 .589 63 51 .553 57 56 .504 53 61 .465

GB — 2 6 11 1/2 16

Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

Central Division W L Pct 67 45 .598 62 52 .544 58 53 .523 49 62 .441 43 69 .384

GB — 6 8 1/2 17 1/2 24

Oakland Texas Seattle Los Angeles Houston

West Division W L 64 49 64 50 53 61 51 61 37 76

Pct .566 .561 .465 .455 .327

L—Fields 1-2. Sv—Uehara (11). HRs—Boston, J.Gomes (10), Drew (9). Houston, Grossman (3).

GB — 1/2 11 1/2 12 1/2 27

Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Seattle 9, Toronto 7 Detroit 6, Cleveland 5, 14 innings Boston 7, Houston 5 Kansas City 5, Minnesota 2 Chicago White Sox 6, N.Y. Yankees 5, 12 innings Tampa Bay at Arizona late Texas at L.A. Angels late Today’s Games Detroit (Scherzer 16-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 4-6), 5:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 10-6) at Kansas City (B.Chen 4-0), 6:10 p.m.

Minnesota 100 100 000 — 2 10 0 Kansas City 001 210 10x — 5 14 0 Deduno, Thielbar (6), Roenicke (7), Burton (8) and Doumit, C.Herrmann; Duffy, Coleman (4), Collins (6), Crow (7), K.Herrera (8), G.Holland (9) and Hayes. W—Coleman 2-0. L—Deduno 7-5. Sv—G. Holland (30). HRs—Kansas City, A.Gordon (11). New York 201 100 000 001 —5 11 0 Chicago 000 010 201 002 —6 12 0 (12 innings) Sabathia, D.Robertson (8), M.Rivera (9), Warren (11) and Au.Romine, C.Stewart; H.Santiago, Troncoso (6), Veal (6), Lindstrom (7), Purcey (8), N.Jones (8), A.Reed (10), Axelrod (12) and Flowers. W—Axelrod 4-8. L—Warren 1-2. HRs—New York, A.Soriano (2), Nunez (1), Cano (22). Chicago, Beckham (3). INTERLEAGUE Oakland 010 103 000 — 5 11 0 Cincinnati 113 010 00x — 6 10 0 Colon, J.Chavez (3), Blevins (6), Cook (7), Doolittle (8) and Vogt, D.Norris; H.Bailey, M.Parra (6), LeCure (7), Hoover (8), Chapman (9) and C.Miller, Mesoraco. W—H.Bailey 7-10. L—Colon 14-4. Sv— Chapman (27). HRs—Oakland, Donaldson (17). Cincinnati, Bruce (24). Baltimore 010 110 043 — 10 13 0 San Diego 000 003 000 — 3 7 3 Mig.Gonzalez, Fr.Rodriguez (7), Patton (8), O’Day (8) and Wieters; Stults, Gregerson (8), Hynes (8), Thayer (8), O’Sullivan (9) and R.Rivera. W—Fr. Rodriguez 1-0. L—Gregerson 5-6. HRs—Baltimore, Hardy (19), C.Davis (41). San Diego, Gyorko (10). NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami

Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee

Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado San Francisco

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 70 45 .609 54 60 .474 51 60 .459 51 62 .451 43 69 .384

GB — 15 1/2 17 18 25 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 69 44 .611 66 47 .584 63 51 .553 50 63 .442 48 65 .425

GB — 3 6 1/2 19 21

West Division W L 63 50 57 55 52 62 52 63 50 62

Pct .558 .509 .456 .452 .446

GB — 5 1/2 11 1/2 12 12 1/2

Miami 000 200 000 — 2 7 0 Pittsburgh 000 120 01x — 4 6 0 Koehler, Webb (6), A.Ramos (8) and Brantly; Morton, Watson (8), Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W— Morton 4-3. L—Koehler 3-7. Sv—Melancon (7). HRs—Pittsburgh, McCutchen (16). Chicago 001 010 003 — 5 7 0 Philadelphia 010 000 100 — 2 8 1 Tr.Wood, Guerrier (7), Russell (7), Strop (8), Gregg (9) and D.Navarro, Castillo; Hamels, Lu.Garcia (8), De Fratus (9) and Kratz. W—Strop 2-1. L—Lu.Garcia 0-1. Sv—Gregg (23). HRs—Chicago, Do.Murphy 2 (3). Philadelphia, D.Brown (25). Atlanta 100 100 130 — 6 15 0 Washington 000 200 100 — 3 5 0 Medlen, D.Carpenter (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann; Zimmermann, Roark (5), Abad (7), Mattheus (7), Krol (8), Stammen (9) and W.Ramos. W—Medlen 9-10. L—Mattheus 0-1. Sv—Kimbrel (36). HRs— Atlanta, J.Upton (21). Washington, Werth (16). Colorado 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 New York 010 100 03x — 5 9 0 Chacin, Corpas (8) and W.Rosario; Harvey and Buck. W—Harvey 9-3. L—Chacin 10-6.

Wednesday’s Games Cincinnati 6, Oakland 5 Baltimore 10, San Diego 3 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 4, Miami 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 13, St. Louis 4 Tampa Bay at Arizona late Milwaukee at San Francisco late

Los Angeles 060 012 004 — 13 18 2 St. Louis 000 031 000 — 4 10 1 Nolasco, Withrow (6), P.Rodriguez (8), Marmol (9) and Federowicz; S.Miller, Blazek (1), Westbrook (2), Choate (6), K.Butler (8), Ro.Johnson (9) and T.Cruz. W—Nolasco 8-9. L—Westbrook 7-7.

Today’s Games Colorado (Chatwood 7-4) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 7-8), 10:10 a.m. Miami (Fernandez 8-5) at Pittsburgh (Cole 5-5), 10:35 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 6-10) at Philadelphia (E.Martin 0-1), 11:05 a.m. Milwaukee (D.Hand 0-3) at San Francisco (Lincecum 5-11), 1:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 10-3) at St. Louis (Ca.Martinez 0-0), 6:15 p.m.

LATE TUESDAY AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas 200 010 014 — 8 12 0 Los Angeles 200 100 000 — 3 9 1 Darvish, Scheppers (8) and Pierzynski; Richards, J.Gutierrez (7), Jepsen (8), Maronde (9), Frieri (9) and Iannetta. W—Darvish 11-5. L—Jepsen 1-3. Sv—Scheppers (1). HRs—Los Angeles, Calhoun (3), Trout (19).


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ROGERS CUP At Montreal Results Wednesday Second Round Andy Murray (2), Britain, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, 6-4, 7-6 (2). Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, leads David Ferrer (3), Spain, 3-1, Suspended. Rafael Nadal (4), Spain, def. Jesse Levine, Canada, 6-2, 6-0. Tomas Berdych (5), Czech Republic, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukraine, 6-3, 6-4. Benoit Paire, France, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (8), Switzerland, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Marinko Matosevic, Australia, def. Tommy Haas (10), Germany, 5-0, retired. Milos Raonic (11), Canada, def. Mikhail Youzhny, Russia, 6-4, 6-4. Ernests Gulbis, Latvia, def. Fabio Fognini (13), Italy, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Jerzy Janowicz (15), Poland, def. Frank Dancevic, Canada, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4. Vasek Pospisil, Canada, def. Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, 6-2, 6-4. Denis Istomin, Uzbekistan, def. Filip Peliwo, Canada, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, leads Pablo Andujar, Spain, 6-1, 4-6, 1-0, Suspended. Men’s Doubles First Round Colin Fleming, Britain, and Andy Murray, Britain, def. Julien Benneteau, France, and Nenad Zimonjic, Serbia, 1-6, 6-4, 10-6. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic, and Michael Llodra, France, def. Martin Klizan, Slovakia, and Janko Tipsarevic, Serbia, 6-2, 6-3. Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, and Philipp Kohlschreiber, Germany, def. Frank Dancevic, Canada, and Adil Shamasdin, Canada, 7-6 (6), 6-3. Women’s Singles Second Round Serena Williams (1), United States, def. Francesca Schiavone, Italy, 6-3, 6-2. Li Na (4), China, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, 6-1, 6-4. Sara Errani (5), Italy, def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 6-2, 7-6 (2). Petra Kvitova (6), Czech Republic, def. Eugenie Bouchard, Canada, 6-3, 6-2. Marion Bartoli (7), France, def. Lauren Davis, United States, 6-0, 6-3. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Caroline Wozniacki (9), Denmark, 5-7, 7-6 (0), 6-4. Roberta Vinci (10), Italy, def. Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, 6-0, 6-4. Alize Cornet, France, def. Maria Kirilenko (11), Russia, 7-5, 7-5. Samantha Stosur (12), Australia, def. Carla Suarez Navarro, Spain, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Kirsten Flipkens (13), Belgium, def. Kiki Bertens, Netherlands, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2. Sloane Stephens (14), United States, def. Mona Barthel, Germany, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3. Jelena Jankovic (15), Serbia, def. Sharon Fichman, Canada, 6-4, 7-6 (6). Ana Ivanovic (16), Serbia, def. Flavia Pennetta, Italy, 6-4, 6-4. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, def. Varvara Lepchenko, United States, 6-4, 6-2. Women’s Doubles Ekaterina Makarova, Russia, and Elena Vesnina (2), Russia, def. Alla Kudryavtseva, Russia, and Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, 6-4, 6-4. Anna-Lena Groenefeld, Germany, and Kveta Peschke (3), Czech Republic, def. Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, and Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 6-2, 6-1. Raquel Kops-Jones, United States, and Abigail Spears (4), United States, def. Hao-Ching Chan, Taiwan, and Eva Hrdinova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-2. Oksana Kalashnikova, Georgia, and Alicja Rosolska, Poland, def. Sania Mirza, India, and Zheng Jie (5), China, 3-6, 6-1, 10-6. First Round Gabriela Dabrowski, Canada, and Sharon Fichman, Canada, def. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, and Lucie Safarova (8), Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 10-8. Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, and Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, def. Dominika Cibulkova, Slovakia, and Su-Wei Hsieh, Taiwan, 6-7 (5), 6-1, 10-2.

Jo.Johnson, J.Perez (6), Cecil (8), S.Santos (8) and Thole; F.Hernandez, Capps (6), Luetge (8) and H.Blanco. W—Jo.Johnson 2-8. L—F.Hernandez 115. HRs—Toronto, Reyes (8). INTERLEAGUE Baltimore 100 100 011 — 4 10 1 San Diego 000 001 000 — 1 7 0 B.Norris, Tom.Hunter (7), Matusz (8), O’Day (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; Volquez, Vincent (7), Gregerson (8), Stauffer (9) and Hundley. W—B. Norris 8-9. L—Volquez 8-9. Sv—Ji.Johnson (39). HRs—Baltimore, A.Jones (23). NATIONAL LEAGUE Milwaukee 010 100 001 — 3 5 0 San Francisco 000 000 100 — 1 6 2 W.Peralta, Kintzler (7), Wooten (8), Henderson (8) and Maldonado; M.Cain, Machi (8), S.Rosario (9) and Posey. W—W.Peralta 8-11. L—M.Cain 7-7. Sv—Henderson (16). HRs—Milwaukee, C.Gomez (18).



Lacourse finishes six strokes behind mid-amateur leader DRUMHELLER — Nelson Lacourse of Innisfail fired a 12-over 84 and was six strokes behind leader David Chapados of Whitecourt following Wednesday’s first round of the 36-hole Alberta mid amateur men’s golf championship. Chapados carded a 78 at Dinosaur Trail, one stroke better than Jeff Skytt and three better than Trent Colberg, both of the host club. Lacourse was tied for seventh heading into today’s final round, while Scott Oullette of Olds was in a tie for ninth after recording an 85. Wayne Ouellette of Olds shot an 87 and was tied for 13th.

Anderson three off lead at Rocky ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE — Scott Anderson of Red Deer River Bend carded an opening-round 71 Wednesday and was three shots off the lead heading into today’s final 18 holes of the PGA of Alberta Assistants Championship at Pine Hills Golf Club. Mike Belbin of Edmonton Royal Mayfair took the first-round lead with a 68, while Garett Jenkinson of Riverside Academy in Milk River shot a 69. Roy Hide and Aaron Pakylak of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club (RDG&CC) had respective scores of 75 and 76, while Mathew MacDonald of Sundre came in with a 76. Keith Palenchuk of the RDG&CC and Ryan Moore of Ponoka each recorded an 81.

Riggers open finals on Friday The Red Deer Riggers will open their best-of-five Sunburst Baseball League final and provincial senior AAA championship final against the Fort Saskatchewan Athletics Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. The second game goes Sunday at 1 p.m. in Fort Saskatchewan with the third game Tuesday at 7:30p.m. at Great Chief. If additional games are necessary they’ll go Wednesday in Fort Saskatchewan and Aug. 16 at Great Chief Park.

Pasula misses Amateur men’s cut VICTORIA, B.C. — Red Deer’s Brett Pasula missed the cut at the Canadian Amateur Men’s Golf Championship. Pasula shot an 81 Wednesday for a two-day total of 155, which missed the cut by eight strokes. Andrew Harrison of Camrose had a 72 and is tied for 55th at 147. Yu-Chain Hsiang of Taiwan had a 65 and took the lead with a 135 total, one stroke ahead of opening round leader Corey Connors of Listowel, Ont. The 72-hole affair ends Friday.


CFL: Glenn healthy “It’s usually the first-string guy goes down, the second-string guy plays and then it gives the No. 1 guy time to recover and he comes back to his starting spot. Glenn had four touchdown passes in a 41-38 win and another two in a 17-10 victory against Saskatchewan last season. Glenn said his arm is healthy and he’s looking forward to facing the CFL’s only unbeaten

team. “It’s a team that beat us last time out and it’s the only loss we have this year, so there’s a lot of added incentive,” he said. “I’ve got some good relationships with guys on that team, so it would be good to have bragging rights. Despite having had three different starters, Calgary’s offence is averaging a solid 32.4 points per game, second only to Saskatchewan (36.6). The unit is also third in TDs with 16, behind the Riders (19) and Toronto Argonauts (18). “We’ve managed to win football games,” Hufnagel said. “The quarterbacks have taken care of the football, we’ve been able to get first downs.


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SHERBROOKE, Que. — Red Deer’s Elliot Moskowy won his fourth medal at the Canada Summer Games Wednesday. Moskowy placed second in the Special Olympics 50-metre breaststroke in 36.37 seconds, giving the 22-year-old a gold and three silver out of four events. He competes in the 50m freestyle today. Hidde Geurts of Innisfail was fifth at 38.53 seconds. Meanwhile, the Alberta women’s volleyball team, which is coached by Chris Wandler and managed by Mandy Carroll of Red Deer, reached the final with a 25-22, 25-20, 25-22 win over Manitoba. They play B.C. in the final today. The Alberta women’s wrestling team, which includes Kelsey Raab of Ponoka, won silver in the team competition. Raab won her bout in the 80kg division in the final, but Ontario took the gold with a 37-18 victory. Earlier Alberta defeated Manitoba 47-7, Nova Scotia 57-1, Newfoundland 52-7 and Saskatchewan 31-21. In other swimming news, Marshal Parker of Sylvan Lake was seventh in the boys’ 200m freestyle in a time of 1:54.11 while Brianna Bailey

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Raonic, Pospisil advance to third round MONTREAL — Milos Raonic feels that things may finally be looking up. The big-serving Canadian, who is adjusting to a new coach and a more aggressive style, was never in trouble in second-round action Wednesday at the men’s Rogers Cup as he downed Mikhail Youzhny 6-4, 6-4 just before torrents of rain crashed down on Uniprix Stadium. It was the first time since May the lanky right-hander put two wins together, and the victory was much more decisive than his three-set win over Jeremy Chardy in the opening round of the US$3.49-million hardcourt event. “You sort of keep working away,” said Raonic, who hired Ivan Ljubicic to replace Galo Blanco as his coach in May. “You keep hoping you get closer and closer to this. “The thing is, I felt like I was getting closer definitely on the practice court, I just wasn’t really doing it in the matches.” The Thornhill, Ont., product has maintained a career-high 13th spot in world rankings despite a 7-7 record over the last three months. He will play the winner of a match between sixth-seeded Juan Del Potro and Ivan Dodig, which was scheduled for later Wednesday night but was in danger of being postponed because of the weather. Raonic, whose match with Youzhny was delayed briefly by rain, is hoping to test himself against an elite player to see where his makeover to a more attacking style stands. Youzhny, a winner two weeks ago in Gstaad, ended a six-match winning streak. “The pieces are sort of coming together,” said Raonic. “I still made a

few errors in some critical situations where I wouldn’t want to, but mostly I played clean. “I think if I keep working away, those little pieces will come together better and those errors will disappear. I know I can still do much better. Obviously, when the opportunities arise against top guys, that’s where I’m really going to try to push myself to show the best of myself. “But I still know there’s a lot of steps I need to take.” Raonic and Canada’s second-highest ranked player, No. 71 Vasek Pospisil, were the only Canadians to reach the round of 16 as Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., Filip Peliwo of Vancouver and Jesse Levine of Ottawa all lost. Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., downed Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-4 on a day that also saw Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal both return to action. Murray, in his first match since his stirring victory at Wimbledon in June, shook off some rust and battled a swirling wind to down Marcel Granollers 6-4, 7-6 (2) on centre court. The Scotsman won his 13th straight match, including his victories at Wimbledon, where be became the first men’s champion from Britain in 77 years. On Thursday, Murray will face Ernests Gulbis, who beat Fabio Fognini 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Murray is 5-0 against Gulbis in his career. “I was pretty nervous beforehand — that was a good sign,” said Murray. “I’m pretty ready to move forward and not think too much about Wimbledon and concentrate on the U.S. Open. “I think in some ways, it’s nice. I’ll probably never feel that same pressure again. “That’s why I was nervous today. That’s why I’m really happy. It wasn’t my best tennis, but the nerves were there and that’s a good sign.”

Bouchard falls to defending champ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Eugenie Bouchard couldn’t hide her frustration Wednesday night at the Rogers Cup. The rising Canadian women’s tennis star first tossed a racket on top of her bag after blowing a double-break point opportunity during the final set of a second-round loss to Petra Kvitova. The racket was on the move again moments later as Bouchard threw it to the ground after double-faulting to give the defending champion a service break. The racket bounced up and almost struck her in the face. The sixth-seeded Czech went on to close out the 6-3, 6-2 win in 86 minutes at Rexall Centre. “I felt like I wasn’t playing my best, especially serving-wise,” Bouchard said. “I usually rely on my serve to dominate the point and control. I wasn’t doing that as well today so I was definitely a little bit frustrated.” While composed for the rest of the match, the loss was a definite learning experience for the 19-year-old from Montreal. The 2012 Wimbledon junior champ can also build on her first turn in the Rogers Cup spotlight after playing two straight nights in the showcase match on centre court. Kvitova used her strong serve and powerful ground strokes to keep Bouchard on her heels. She seemed to have a read on Bouchard’s game, eating up the cut shots and drops that were working a night earlier for the young Canadian. Kvitova also seemed to have a knack for winning the key points, helped at times by Bouchard’s unforced errors. “I think it was a hard-fought battle

Seattle 9 Toronto 7 SEATTLE — J.A. Happ made a remarkable comeback from his serious head injury three months ago when he took the mound for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon. The Mariners spoiled it with their best comeback in more than two seasons, using a six-run fifth inning to overcome a five-run deficit for a 9-7 victory. Humberto Quintero’s two-run homer was the key hit in the inning. The Mariners went on to their largest comeback for a victory since April 11, 2011, also against Toronto, when they were down 7-0 and won 8-7. “They scored two runs early. We built a nice little lead,” said Jays manager John Gibbons, whose team took the first two games. “You expect to win those games. We didn’t pitch too well today. “It was good to see (Happ) back there. He looked fine as far as velocity, everything looked good ... just not enough strikes. He was too erratic.” Happ made his first start since May 7, when he suffered a skull fracture and a sprained right knee after being struck behind the left ear by a line drive from Tampa Bay’s Desmond Jennings. Happ left the field on a stretcher, spent the night in the hospital and




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and tougher than the score would indicate,” Bouchard said. The wild-card entry, currently ranked 62nd in the world, is in her first full season as a pro on the WTA Tour. Bouchard has posted some impressive wins this year and is trying her best to soak up the experience each week. “I know I can hang with the top girls,” she said. “You know, in the points, we hit a lot of competitive points today. Obviously she would come on top of more than I did, so it’s just about working on being more consistent and being able to finish the points like she does and hopefully get better that way.” Earlier in the day, Jelena Jankovic knocked out the other Canadian left in the singles draw of the US$2.369million tournament.

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had three months of rehabilitation, primarily for the knee. “It’s been a long road to get back, but at the same time I felt ready to help us win,” Happ said, “and frustrated that it didn’t work out today.” Happ went four-plus innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs. He walked three, struck out two and didn’t get a decision. “Obviously, not how I wanted it to go,” Happ added. “We should have won that game. We were ahead, scored seven runs early, and I wasn’t able to kind of keep us holding onto that. So not the way I would have written it up, not what I was hoping for. But looking forward to the next one already.” Brandon Maurer (3-7), who allowed eight baserunners and no runs in 3 1-3 innings, earned the win. Five Mariners relievers worked the final seven innings, allowing no runs and six hits. It’s the first time since Sept. 28, 2011, against Oakland that the bullpen has thrown at least seven scoreless innings. Danny Farquhar worked an inning for his third save in five chances. Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit back-to-back home runs in the Jays’ five-run third, their 30th and 14th, respectively. It is Encarnacion’s second straight 30-homer season. Aaron Harang went just two-plus innings, allowing seven runs and five hits. He walked three and all scored in his shortest outing this season.








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BUG JAMBOREE The Ellis Bird Farm will host its Bug Jamboree and Butterfly Count on Saturday. The popular, fun family day will educate visitors about the important role insects and spiders play in the environment. The event runs from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and begins with a performance by John Acorn, the Nature Nut. Bug stations will be set up around the farm where visitors can learn from bug experts. The bug jamboree is free. Garden tours will be offered on Sunday for $3 per person from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is part of the Red Deer Summertime Country Drive where select museums, historic sites, craft stores, youpicks, produce growers and antique vendors remain are open for the weekend. For more details, go to www.

HEALTH-CARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Students who are studying in the health care field are eligible for scholarships from the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. The foundation provides 11 health care study scholarships totalling $20,000 in fields including cardiology, respiratory health, hospice palliative care, nursing, and pediatrics. All scholarships and other information is provided on the foundation’s website at www.rdrhfoundation. com/scholarships or by calling the foundation office at 403-3434773. Applications are accepted between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15. Students must reside or have their permanent address within 100 km of Red Deer.

COUNTRY DRIVE STOP AT MARKERVILLE The historic Markerville area homestead of acclaimed IcelandicCanadian poet Stephan Stephansson will host special weekend events on Saturday and Sunday as part of the Red Deer County annual Summertime Country Drive. Visitors to Stephansson House can enjoy fresh baking, watch pioneer demonstrations, and enjoy guided home tours by costumed interpreters between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The house is located seven km north of Markerville off secondary Hwys 781 and 592. The event is part of the Red Deer Summertime Country Drive. For more details on other participants, go to


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ttending a public demonstration at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre near Innisfail is as much about learning as it is an excuse to see German shepherds run through obstacle courses and attack would-be thieves. Dozens of families, both from the local area and far away, turned out for the experience on Wednesday afternoon, filling the stands to see first hand what police dogs do, and how they are trained to aid the RCMP. Purebred German shepherds Duffy, Eda, Dux and Danny, just four of about 10 dogs currently in training at the centre, displayed some of the obedience and tracking skills they’ve learned so far. They took part in car chase and apprehension scenarios, wowing the crowd with their behaviour, athleticism and versatility. During their four months at the centre, a total of 85 working days, the dogs will continue to learn to protect their handlers, themselves and to apprehend on command. Some will also learn special skills such as detecting narcotics and explosives. Upon completion of the training program, the dogs who graduate will be sent to work with various police detachments across the country. Public demonstrations are conducted every Wednesday from 2 to 2:45 p.m. until Sept. 2. There is no charge. Large groups are required to pre-book by contacting the training centre either by emailing or calling 403-227-3346. To get to the centre take Exit 365 off Hwy 2 at Innisfail, travel east and follow the signs.

TOP: Dux, a male German shepard is led by his RCMP dog handler, Craig Hubly, through an obstacle course. ABOVE: Duffy, a female German Shepard attacks a man “under arrest” — RCMP dog handler Craig Hubly — and tugs him out of a vehicle.

Eda, a female German shepard, is rewarded by her RCMP dog handler Tammy Jones after completing a drill.

Dux, a male German shepard, chases a thief — disguised RCMP dog handler Dave Buerk

RCMP dog handler Craig Hubly calls back his dog Dux as part of an obedience drill.

RCMP dog handler Dave Buerk fist pumps as he and his dog Duffy are introduced.

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Obama-Putin summit nixed BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Already faltering, President Barack Obama’s five-year effort to reboot U.S.-Russian relations finally crashed Wednesday, as the White House abruptly cancelled his planned face-to-face summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The effort to upgrade the relationship has fallen victim to the rapidly shrinking common ground between the former Cold War rivals, including extreme differences over the Syrian civil war, Russia’s domestic crackdown on civil rights and — the final straw — the asylum granted to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The U.S. and Russian foreign and defence ministers will sit down in Washington later this week, but Obama cancelled his planned early September summit in Moscow with Putin because of what the White House called a lack of “recent progress” on a wide array of critical issues. Such steps are not taken lightly, and the decision will almost certainly herald a new frostiness in already chilly ties. “We have informed the Russian government that we believe it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda,” the White House said in a statement, citing deep differences over missile defence, arms control, trade, global security and human rights.

“Russia’s disappointing decision to grant Edward Snowden temporary asylum was also a factor that we considered in assessing the current state of our bilateral relationship,” it added. The Kremlin responded quickly, voicing its own disappointment with the cancelled summit and blaming it on Washington’s inability to develop relations with Moscow on an “equal basis.” Putin’s foreign affairs adviser, Yuri Ushakov, added that the decision was “clearly linked” to the Snowden case, a situation that he said wasn’t of Russia’s making. While Snowden might have been the immediate catalyst for cancelling the summit, the seeds of renewed U.S.-Russia discord were planted more than a year ago when Putin re-took the Russian presidency. On returning to power, he adopted a deeply nationalistic and more openly confrontational stance toward the United States than had his chosen successor Dmitry Medvedev, whose 2008-2012 tenure roughly overlapped Obama’s first term in the White House. Where Medvedev abstained in a UN Security Council vote that authorized NATO airstrikes in Libya, Putin has refused repeated entreaties from Washington to allow the world body to impose even minimal sanctions on President Bashar Assad’s Syria. At the same time, Putin’s government has continued to supply its ally Assad with weapons. And it has not delivered on pledges to coax Assad into sending

representatives to talks with the opposition aimed at finding a political solution to the Syrian conflict. Obama sought to cultivate Medvedev as a friend of the United States, making significant changes to Bush administration plans for European missile defence to try to ease Russian concerns about that project, signing a new arms control treaty and famously sending then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva where she proclaimed a “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations. Putin, however, seems to want none of the coziness that a “reset” would bring and has actively sought to undo previous agreements on co-operation. Under Putin, Russia has stepped up its negative rhetoric on missile defence, ended two decades of democracy and civil society training by the U.S. Agency for International Development and banned adoptions of Russian children by Americans. Andrew Kuchins, a political scientist and expert on Russian politics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said he thinks the reset has been on hold for a while. “We hit the peak at the end of 2010, and then things started going downhill gradually in 2011,” Kuchins said. “Then, when the announcement was made that Putin was coming back as president in the fall of 2011, the downfall of the reset got a little steeper. ”

60 Syrian rebels killed Al-Qaida plots in desert ambush against key YEMEN

SANAA, Yemen — Authorities foiled plots by alQaida to take over key cities in southern Yemen and attack strategic ports and gas facilities, a government spokesman said Wednesday amid a heightened alert that has seen Western embassies evacuated and a new suspected U.S. drone strike that killed seven alleged militants from the terrorist group. Al-Qaida planned to target the cities of Mukalla and Bawzeer, then send militants disguised as Yemeni troops to attack two strategic oil ports in the impoverished country on the Arabian Peninsula, government spokesman Rageh Badi said. Other al-Qaida militants would also try to sabotage pipelines to “create panic among Yemeni army and Yemeni security services,” Badi told The Associated Press, adding that authorities managed to foil the plots in the past 48 hours. Details of the plot were first reported by the BBC. His remarks came hours after Washington apparently stepped up its drone strikes in Yemen in the covert fight against militants from al-Qaida’s branch, which is considered the most active of the terrorist network. Security officials and residents said early Wednesday that a suspected U.S. drone strike killed seven suspected al-Qaida militants in southern Yemen, the fifth such attack in the country in less than two weeks. Yemen has emerged as the focus of a feared attack that has led the U.S. to shut down temporarily 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East and Africa. American and British workers from embassies in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa also have been evacuated. Washington has been backing a campaign by Yemen’s military to uproot al-Qaida militants and their radical allies who had taken over a string of southern cities and towns. The militants have largely been driven into the mountains and countryside, and Yemeni intelligence officials say the current threat may be retaliation for that offensive. A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told the AP that the closures were triggered by the interception of a secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and Nasser al-Wahishi, the leader of the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, about plans for a major attack. The drone strike killed the militants in Shabwa province, setting two vehicles on fire, security officials said. All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media. Residents of the Markha region of Shabwa province said they saw several bodies in two burning cars. The residents spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared retaliation. While the United States acknowledges its drone program in Yemen, it does not confirm individual strikes or release information on how many have been carried out. An AP reporter in Sanaa said a drone buzzed over the capital for most of the day. Security checkpoints have been set up across Sanaa, searching cars and individuals.



BEIRUT — Syrian troops ambushed a large group of rebels Wednesday trudging through what once was a secret route through a desert road northeast of Damascus, killing more than 60 fighters in a barrage of machine-gun fire and leaving their bodies in the sand. State television claimed those killed came from an al-Qaida-linked group that has joined the battle against President Bashar Assad, whose troops are trying to drive opposition forces from areas surrounding his seat of power in the capital. There were conflicting reports on the attack in Adra, which lies on a supply route between Damascus and rebel-held areas to the east that is often the scene of heavy clashes between the two sides. The dawn attack dealt another heavy blow to opposition troops following a string of recent regime successes. Syrian troops have been on the offensive in the past few months in an attempt to clear out Damascus suburbs held by opposition fighters. Syrian state-run media showed footage of bloodied corpses lying on the ground, some wearing camouflage gear with their weapons scattered around in the sand. One picture showed gas masks next to the weapons. The state-run SANA news agency said “dozens” of rebels were killed in the ambush as they were on their way to attack an army post near Damascus. SANA identified the dead as members of the al-Qaidalinked Jabhat al-Nusra. Broadcaster Al-Ikhbariya also showed a Tunisian passport, Islamic headbands and automatic rifles apparently carried by the rebels. Some activists disputed the account, saying those killed were Syrian fighters from a mix of brigades delivering aid to besieged areas. Mohammed Saeed, an activist based near Damascus, told The Associated Press that 65 rebels were on their way from Damascus’ eastern suburbs to Qalamoun nearby. Saeed said rebels walked the 30-kilometre (19-mile) route because it is dangerous to drive in

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Mannings score as rappers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Dean Norris as Hank Schrader, left, and Bryan Cranston as Walter White in ‘Breaking Bad.’ The series is returning for its eight final episodes starting Sunday. The long-awaited showdown places Hank in direct conflict with the villainous hero, Walter White.

Dean Norris savouring summer twofer as star of Breaking Bad, Under the Dome by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — The wait is almost over. Since the debut of Breaking Bad in January 2008, this drama series — horrifying, funny, twisted and addictive — has kept its audience guessing. But one thing seemed certain from the earliest days. Walter White — the milquetoast-chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-kingpin — was on a collision course with Hank, his brother-in-law and a Drug Enforcement agent who was soon hot on the trail of the mysterious meth mass-producer known as Heisenberg. In the final moments of the episode that ended last summer’s run, Hank, seated on his toilet leafing through a book of poems, had an epiphany: To his shock, dismay and rage, he realized that Walt is the culprit he’s been looking for the whole time. Now Breaking Bad is returning for its eight final episodes starting Sunday at 7 p.m. (Stop reading if you don’t want to hear about it.) The showdown the audience awaited so long is about to take place, placing Hank in direct conflict with the villainous hero. And it allows Dean Norris, who has played Hank so skillfully for five seasons, to boldly go mano-amano with series star Bryan Cran-

ston in their roles as now-out-inthe-open archenemies. “All along it was YOU,” Hank seethes in the opener. “I will put you under the jail!” “In six months you won’t have someone to prosecute,” taunts Walt, who, after all, is dying from terminal cancer. Then he adds as a barely veiled threat: “Maybe your best course would be to tread lightly.” Don’t bet on Hank Schrader to tread lightly. This is a high-profile summer for Dean Norris, who, in June, premiered in Under the Dome, playing crafty city father “Big Jim” Rennie on the hit sci-fi thriller. Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. on CBS, it’s already been picked up for a second season. But, as Hank on Breaking Bad in its final weeks, Norris is about to wrap up some long-unfinished business. It’s any viewer’s guess how that is gonna go. With his first appearance, showing off his Glock 22 at Walt’s 50th birthday party in the series premiere, Hank seemed a potentially problematic character. With his cocky, macho style, he was perilously close to a stereotype, and his placement as a foil to a brother-in-law heading into the drug business seemed a little too convenient as a storytelling gimmick. But Breaking Bad has justified

its every deviant move with brilliance since that first episode, while Norris has brought depth and nuance to his character, emerging as fully the equal of his fine fellow cast mates (including Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, R.J. Mitte and Betsy Brandt) as he displayed not just braggadocio but also emotional trauma and, as the victim of an ambush for which Walt was responsible, a leg brace from that nearly fatal shooting. “Hank obviously started out as a typical kind of cop character,” said Norris in an interview earlier this week. Indeed, series creator Vince Gilligan has conceded that Hank, initially, “was a bit of a mechanical construct” whose purpose, as much as anything, was as a source of comic relief. “I always thought to myself, How did Vince know I could do the character Hank evolved into?” Norris mused over a Diet Coke in an L.A. hotel dining room. “It’s not like he re-auditioned me and said, ‘OK, now let’s do some serious stuff and see how you handle it.’ Based on what I did in Season One, I couldn’t understand what he could’ve seen in me to allow him to write what he wrote later.” The 50-year-old Norris grew up in South Bend, Ind., where as a youngster he appeared in school plays.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jay Z and 50 Cent had better watch out. The rap world has a couple of wigged-out new stars — E-Z and $17.5-Mil. Haven’t heard of them? Well, they’re a little more well-known on the football field. Quarterbacks and Super Bowl MVPs Eli and Peyton Manning burst onto the music scene this week with a three-minute rap videotape in which they promote “Football On Your Phone” for DirectTV. The commercial starts out with the Mannings sitting in barber chairs, wearing wigs that mimicked hair styles of the ’60s and ’70s. Eli has a frizzy, curlyhaired mop and Peyton wore a straight, long-hair wig worthy of any rocker. “Peyton and I had fun doing the skit,” Eli said Wednesday before practice. “Obviously (we) got a lot of laughs together just every time we would kind of look at each other and wonder what we were doing.” The brothers filmed the humorous commercial in one day in their native New Orleans, extolling the value of watching football games on a phone, joking at one point that someone was actually using his phone as a phone. Of course, Eli Manning’s teammates were on him Wednesday at the Giants’ training camp. Long-time Giants teammate Chris Snee said he had never seen Eli rap. “I’ve never heard Eli sing period,” the offensive lineman said. “When he controls the radio it’s usually country or something nobody really wants to listen to besides him.” Punter Steve Weatherford called the performance “awesome,” adding that players are walking in the team’s headquarters humming the lyrics. “Everybody. Everybody,” said Weatherford, who added most people don’t realize how funny the usually dry Eli Manning can be. “It’s not getting annoying yet. I don’t assume it will for at least a week.” The best line of the video for Weatherford was when Eli Manning jumps through a life-sized picture of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell, and Peyton asks what would Bell think about someone watching football on their phone. “Who cares?” Eli responds. “The dude is dead.” Eli Manning was amazed by the popularity of the music.“I guess the song is a little catchy. A few guys going to the cafeteria line and they don’t even know I am behind them and they are humming the song or the words,” said Eli Manning, who said he hasn’t been asked for a live performance. “If I hear, I say, ‘I think it’s got you.’ “That song gets stuck in your head all day. They are kind of just going around signing the song every once a while.”

Forty Foot Echo to perform Vancouver alt-rock band Forty Foot Echo will perform tonight in Red Deer. The group, which recently released its Returning album, is best known for the singles Brand New Day, Drift and Closer. Forty Foot Echo will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday at the International Beer Haus and Stage at 5008 48th St. For more information, call 403-986-5008.

Films featuring Gyllenhaal, Radcliffe, late Monteith head to Toronto toronto international film festival

By THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Radcliffe and the late Cory Monteith are among the stars of Canadian features headed to this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers revealed a star-packed slate from homegrown directors including Denis Villeneuve, Michael Dowse, Jennifer Baichwal, Louise Archambault, Bruce McDonald and Xavier Dolan. They include Monteith’s ensemble drama All The Wrong Reasons, a debut feature from writer/director Gia Milani that also stars Emily Hampshire, Kevin Zegers and Karine Vanasse. The late Glee star plays an ambi-

tious department store manager married to Vanasse’s character. Villeneuve returns to the fest with Enemy, a Canada/Spain co-production starring Gyllenhaal as a man torn between his mistress and his wife. That’s in addition to his Hugh Jackman thriller Prisoners, a U.S.-backed feature previously announced for the fest. The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 5 to 15. “The scope of this year’s feature films is as broad as Canada’s filmmaking community and demonstrates the deep versatility of our filmmakers,” senior programmer Steve Gravestock said Wednesday in a release.

“From clever, biting satire to intimate social commentary, powerful dramas and even a truly magical comedy, the settings and themes vary, but the perspectives are always uniquely Canadian.” Dowse follows up last year’s hockey romp Goon with the romantic comedy The F Word, a Canada/Ireland co-production starring Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver and Canadian actress Megan Park. McDonald’s The Husband, is about a man struggling to keep it together as his wife is released from jail for sleeping with a 14-year-old boy and Dolan’s Tom At The Farm is a Canada/France co-production about a young advertis-

ing copywriter who travels to the country for a funeral. Jennifer Beals, meanwhile, appears in Terry Miles’ Cinemanovels, which stars Lauren Lee Smith as a woman who prepares a film retrospective for her late estranged father, while Archambault’s Gabrielle centres on a young woman with Williams syndrome struggling to gain her independence. And Baichwal collaborates with Edward Burtynsky for the documentary Watermark, about our relationship with water. Previously announced Canadian features in the gala program include Jonathan Sobol’s The Art of the Steal, Don McKellar’s “The Grand Seduction” and Jeremiah Chechik’s The Right Kind of Wrong.


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

Thurs., August 15 – Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A) The development of the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame to the south of the Railway Car Museum is a great addition to that community’s many attractions and well worth a visit. Spend some time looking at the railway related artifacts in the station while you are in the area. Trip includes an Alberta roast beef buffet.

Fri., August 16

– Country Dinner to Big Valley (Steam) (A)

Don’t be surprised if bandits show-up. We have been having a bunch of trouble with the notorious Reynolds Raiders over the last few years and try as they may the railway police seem baffled as to how to catch them. And yes! You should be safe while visiting Jimmy Jock Boardwalk, the little town within a town. Includes an Alberta roast beef buffet and entertainment.

Sat., August 17

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Join us for one of this year’s highlight events. Pull on your boots and cowboy hat and dine on barbecued steak, chuck wagon beans, baked potatoes, tossed green salad and home-made pie. Complementary beer with supper. Entertainment on train and at the barbecue. Guaranteed train robbery. Also includes visit to one of the largest model train layouts of its type in North America.

Sun., August 18

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This is the second day of 10th annual Free-mo trains show organized by the Calgary Free-mo Club which was, in 2007, the largest of its type in North America and 2013 may well be another record breaker. Each year modellers create and operate more than 500 feet of bench work covering almost the entire surface of the Big Valley arena. Includes on-board entertainment and an Alberta roast beef buffet.

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1907— Bill Miner (1847-1913), the Gentleman Bandit, escapes from penitentiary and flees to the U.S., where he continues his bank robbing career until his death in a Georgia prison. He was jailed for 25 years for his part in a bungled CPR train robbery in Kamloops in 1906; the film

The Grey Fox is based on his exploits. 1918— General Sir Arthur William Currie mounts a four-day assault on Amiens with the Canadian Corps, backed by Australians; marks the start of Canada’s Hundred Days, a string of almost continuous victories. 1991— Ron Joyce sells Tim Hortons, Canada’s No. 1 donut chain, to Wendy’s International Inc. The $300-million deal makes Tim Hortons co-founder the U.S. burger giant’s largest single shareholder.





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Few have ample emergency funds Fewer than 20 per cent of Canadians appear financially prepared to deal with an emergency, according to a poll done for the Bank of Montreal. In its annual Rainy Day survey, 17 per cent of respondents say they have less than $1,000 in savings to draw upon in the event of an emergency. Another 20 per cent have up to $5,000, 14 per cent have up to $9,999 set aside and 18 per cent say they have set aside $50,000 or more for an emergency. Half of the respondents said they have the equivalent of three months of expenses set aside while 43 per cent have less than three months. About one-quarter, or 23 per cent, said they are living paycheque to paycheque. Two-thirds have had to dip into their rainy day fund in the past, with car repairs, job loss and home repairs being the most common reasons.

Value of permits down The value of building permits issued by municipalities in June totalled $6.6 billion, down 10.3 per cent from May, Statistics Canada said Wednesday. The federal agency said it was the first decrease in six months, and came mainly from the non-residential sector in Quebec and the residential sector in Ontario. CIBC economist Peter Buchanan noted economists had expected a 2.8 per cent drop . The total value of permits was down in 20 of the 34 cities included in the report. Calgary saw the biggest increase in June, followed by Vancouver and Thunder Bay. The value of home building permits was down in nine provinces, led by Ontario and followed by Quebec and Alberta. Only Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories showed gains in June. — The Canadian Press



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Foreign worker rules tightened OTTAWA TO CHARGE FIRMS $275 FEE ON TEMPORARY FOREIGN WORKER APPLICATIONS ing employer applications. Last year, 60 per cent of processed applications were never actually filled by employers, costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, the release says. The government expects the fee to cut applications by about 30 per cent.

The abuses of the program had given both business and the government a black eye, he said, so reforms were needed. OTTAWA — The Harper government “It’s not going to make the foreign worksays it has further tightened the rules govers category vanish, but I think you will see erning its controversial temporary foreign the numbers down next year,” Lee said. worker program, confirming it will charge “I think companies are going to be employers $275 for each applicamuch more careful in their use of tion they make. the category for political reasons, ‘QUALIFIED CANADIANS, INCLUDING NEW The new rules, which build on for optics reasons, for public repmeasures announced in April, in- CANADIANS, SHOULD HAVE FIRST CRACK AT utation reasons and because it’s clude additional restrictions on going to be more expensive now AVAILABLE JOBS.’ what language proficiency emto use them.” ployers can request, broader reStill, Lee added, such programs — IMMIGRATION MINISTER CHRIS ALEXANDER quirements to advertise job openwill become increasingly necessary ings and a new questionnaire that in the future to fill job gaps, partries to ferret out whether a firm The latest restrictions follow a decision ticularly in specialized skills, created as is seeking to replace existing Canadian in April to jettison perhaps the most con- the baby boom generation transitions from workers. troversial aspect of the program, which al- work to retirement. The changes took effect on July 31, but lowed employers to pay foreign workers as The use of the temporary foreign workdo not affect the seasonal agricultural much as 15 per cent less than the average er program has exploded in recent years worker program. wages for a job. even as unemployment levels stubbornly “Qualified Canadians, including new CaCritics complained the provision created remained above seven per cent and many nadians, should have first crack at avail- an incentive for employers to bring in for- other Canadians struggled with underemable jobs,” Immigration Minister Chris Al- eign workers rather than hire Canadians. ployment. exander — who made the announcement Carleton University business professor Some figures indicate the number of jointly with Employment and Social Devel- Ian Lee called the changes “prudent” and temporary workers in Canada doubled in opment Minister Jason Kenney — said in a “adroit,” both from an economic and po- seven years to about 340,000 as of Decemstatement Wednesday. litical perspective, saying he believes the ber 2012. Kenney said the $275 fee ensures that accumulated impact will result in a drop in taxpayers no longer pay the cost of process- temporary foreign workers next year. Please see PROGRAM on Page C5 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


Expert sees widespread implications for Canadian energy An energy expert will share his thoughts next Monday on the American shale oil and gas boom, and how it’s impacting Canadian producers, service providers and investors. Robert McAllister is president and CEO of Enertopia Corp. (CNSX: TOP), a Vancouver-based resource company that acquires and develops projects with industry partners. He’s written business and investment articles on oil and gas and mining companies for various North American publications. McAllister said his Red Deer presentation, which will run from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the 2818 Gaetz Ave. Sandman Inn, will consider the surge in petroleum production in the United States. That trend has reduced the American appetite for Western Canadian energy products. “We have to find an export market beside the U.S.,” said McAllister. Canada’s natural gas sector has been particularly hard hit, with many reserves in places like Central Alberta no longer economical to produce. “Even up until 2008, there was like 12,000 wells drilled in Western Canada for natural gas alone. That number today is under a thousand.” The implications could be widespread, said McAllister, affecting not only oilpatch service companies but anyone who derives income from the energy sector. “If the production continues to decline in Western Canada over the next several years, that’s going to impact everybody’s bottom line.” McAllister said he will also talk about investment opportunities in the oil and gas industry, including through his company. Anyone wishing to attend McAllister’s Aug. 12 presentation is asked to register by 3 p.m. on Friday by emailing or calling 250765-6412. There is no cost to attend.

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A view of Husky and Smitty’s Family Restaurant in Gasoline Alley.

Owner offers Smitty’s, gas bar at Gasoline Alley for sale BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Looking for a piece of the commercial action on Gasoline Alley? An opportunity exists in the form of the Smitty’s restaurant and Husky gas bar on the west side of Hwy 2. The businesses are being marketed by owner W. Chan Investments Ltd. of Calgary. “We’re looking to sell the business and retain the property,” said Chris Chan, vice-president of W. Chan Investments. Both premises underwent extensive renovations last year. The restaurant was modernized and now has seating for about 120. A lounge was also added, with this able to accommodate approximately 100 people. “The site is approved for some

VLTs,” pointed out Chan, adding that the new operator would still need to go through the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission process. The service station was expanded to eight fuel dispensers from four, and received a new 1,700-square-foot convenience store. A restaurant, service station and convenience store has been on the site since the late 1980s, said Chan. W. Chan Investments is currently operating the businesses. “We think it would be best serviced by someone who is based out of Red Deer . . . and would be a big part of the Red Deer community,” said Chan. He added that the Gasoline Alley location is a good one, especially with the ongoing development of the area. “We think that it can be quite successful.”


Nordstrom Dental to be building’s first tenant BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Derek Nordstrom has had his eye on Rimbey for some time. Soon, the Wainwright dentist will be looking from the inside. He plans to open Nordstrom Dental on the town’s north end in Evergreen Estates. The clinic will occupy about one-third of a 12,500-squarefoot commercial building that Nordstrom is developing, with around 5,000 square feet of the remainder to be shared by two as-yet-to-be-determined business tenants. The building should be ready by early next year, and there is room for a second, 10,000- to 12,000-square-foot commercial building on the same 2.3-acre lot at some point in the future. Nordstrom, who graduated from dental school in 2005, explored the possibility of practising in Rimbey — and Red Deer — before settling on

Wainwright. But Central Alberta remained in his mind. “My wife (Angela Nordstrom, nee Sachs) is from the Rimbey area,” he pointed out, adding that Angela works as a dental hygienist at his clinic. “Now that we’ve been successful, we’re expanding our business to Rimbey, which is a part of the country we’d like to be in anyways.” Nordstrom, who has a second dentist at his Wainwright clinic, plans to work in both communities. Rimbey already has a dentist, but he thinks there’s ample business for both. “Rimbey has a drawing area of over 12,000 people,” said Nordstrom, speculating that many of these residents currently travel elsewhere for dental care. “The more professional services you can keep in a town, the people stay there.” His father Bryan is a dentist in Nordstom’s hometown of Viking, and two brothers are also dentists. One, Patrick Nordstrom, op-

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Wainwright dentist Derek Nordstrom is expanding his practice to Rimbey, where he’s developing a commercial building in Evergreen Estates. erates Nordstrom Family Dental in Stettler. Evergreen Estates consists of about 57 acres and includes commercial, industrial and residential property. In addition to the Nordstrom Dental building, NAPA Auto Parts and Midwest Propane

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Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 83.51 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.25 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.70 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 47.97 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.76 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market lost ground on Wednesday as prices for commodities remained mixed, and the banking sector weakened. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 56.59 points to close at 12,412.73. The Canadian dollar fell 0.44 of a cent to 95.94 cents US. The TSX financial sector was off 0.7 per cent, pulled down by reports that the U.S. government has accused Bank of America of civil fraud. Wall Street extended its declines into a third session this week, with the Dow down 48.07 points to 15,470.67, the Nasdaq fell 11.76 points to 3,654.01 and the S&P 500 was down 6.46 points to 1,690.91. Meanwhile, questions percolate over the timing of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s removal of monetary stimulus by tapering off its current bondbuying program. Comments from Fed officials have been in focus over the past day after two regional presidents said that the central bank could make its moves to slow stimulus in the shorter term, though the exact timing was left to interpretation. The Fed won’t make an official statement until next month, which has put extra weigh on more off-the-cuff remarks. In commodities, December bullion gained $2.80 to US$1,285.30 an ounce, ending six sessions of losses. September copper was unchanged at US$3.18. The September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange moved down 93 cents to US$104.37 a barrel, following the latest supplies report. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude supplies fell 1.3 million barrels for the week ended Aug. 2. Shares of Athabasca Oil (TSX:ATH) were up nearly 11 per cent after the Alberta Energy Regulator signed off Tuesday on the Dover oilsands project. The move greenlights the Brion Energy Corp. to begin construction, subject to 10 conditions related to the operations of the project. The Dover project was initially op-

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.47 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 60.48 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.49 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.37 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.57 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 16.25 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.06 First Quantum Minerals . 15.79 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.18 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 6.02 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.13 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 30.87 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.77 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 24.44 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.99 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 49.42 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 47.54 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.98 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 50.11 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 31.61 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.44 Canyon Services Group. 12.49 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.80 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.800 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.07 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.59 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 91.34 posed by the First Nations on the Fort McKay reserve lands, but the regulator said that the project would have little impact on the band. Athabasca gained 75 cents to $8.12. Meanwhile, in earnings, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) shares rose 25 per cent in early trading after the carrier came in far ahead of analyst predictions with adjusted net income of $115 million in the second quarter. The results marked a big improvement from a year earlier when it reported an adjusted net loss of $7 million. The company’s stock was up 53 cents to $2.65. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (TSX:VRX) is boosting its guidance for the year after turning out a $11 million profit from a loss in the same period a year earlier. Sales were up nearly 34 per cent to $1.1 billion. Valeant shares increased $2.12 to $101.70. High Liner Foods Inc. (TSX:HLF) says it recorded a profit of US$9.9 million in the second quarter, up from $1 million a year ago as lower raw material costs offset a decrease in sales volumes. The frozen seafood company reported sales of US$204.9 million for the quarter, down slightly from US$216.8 million in the same period last year. Shares rose 6.9 per cent, or $2.15, to $33.50. In the U.S., shares of Ralph Lauren, Marathon Oil, First Solar and Zillow all fell after reporting earnings or issuing profit forecasts that disappointed investors. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Wednesday: Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,412.73 down 56.59 points TSX Venture Exchange — 907.13 down 5.70 points TSX 60 — 710.67 down 4.30 points Dow — 15,470.67 down 48.07 points S&P 500 — 1,690.91 down 6.46 points Nasdaq — 3,654.01 down 11.76 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 95.94 cents US, down 0.44 of a cent

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 45.53 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.69 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.09 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.00 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.84 Penn West Energy . . . . . 12.30 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.620 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.92 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 33.41 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.43 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.43 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.58 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 56.98 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.48 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 57.67 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77.28 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 28.79 Carinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.66 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.31 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.80 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.56 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.04 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 77.92 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.69 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 63.43 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.99 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.31 Pound — C$1.6146, up 2.22 cents Euro US— C$1.3901, up 0.94 of a cent Euro — US$1.3337, up 0.30 of a cent Oil futures: US$104.37 per barrel, down 93 cents (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,285.30 per oz., up $2.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $21.249 per oz., up 10.2 cents $683.16 per kg., up $3.28 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Wednesday at 907.13, down 5.70 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 101.26 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.70 higher $478.20; Jan. ’14 $3.00 higher $483.30; March ’14 $2.80 higher $488.50; May ’14 $4.10 higher $494.10; July ’14 $6.10 higher $499.00; Nov. ’14 $6.10 higher $481.10; Jan ’15 $6.10 higher $481.10; March ’15 $6.10 higher $481.10; May ’15 $6.10 higher $481.10; July ’15 $6.10 higher $481.10; Nov. ’15 $6.10 higher $481.10. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 unchanged $189.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $194.00; March ’14 unchanged $194.00; May ’14 unchanged $194.00; July ’14 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $194.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $194.00; March ’15 unchanged $194.00; May ’15 unchanged $194.00; July ’15 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $194.00. Wednesday’s estimated volume of trade: 356,700 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 356,700.


PROGRAM: Became political hot potato The program became a political hot potato for the government in the spring, however, after it was revealed that the Royal Bank of Canada contracted with a supplier to provide IT assistance, which resulted in the bank cutting Canadian jobs while the new supplier brought in foreign workers to fill them.

RBC chief executive Gord Nixon later apologized for the incident. A mining firm also came under scrutiny last year after it received the green light to bring in foreign workers who could speak Mandarin. The new rules would still allow firms to request language proficiency other than English or French, but they would be required to show why it was essential to the work. As well, the new questionnaire asks a number of questions dealing with outsourcing, including whether “the entry of

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Saudi national airline to start direct flights to Toronto this fall THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Canadians heading for pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia will soon be able to fly directly to the kingdom, with the country’s national airline Saudia starting service to Toronto this fall. “Saudia is expected to launch flights in October 2013 to Canada’s largest and most multicultural city with flights three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,” an announcement posted on the airline’s website said. Industry sources tell The Canadian Press that Saudia will begin operations on the Toronto-Jidda-Riyadh sector Oct. 28. The direct flights will be of special interest to thousands of Canadians who travel to the kingdom each year for hajj and umrah pilgrimages. Most pilgrims now fly to the country via other Gulf states or through Europe or the United States. This year’s hajj will be over by the time Saudia launches its service, but the flights will be an option for those who want to perform the umrah, the minor pilgrimage that can be undertaken any time of the year. A major tour operator says the launch of direct service will have no effect on the number of Canadians performing the hajj next year. “The reason for that is the Saudis have cut the global hajj quota by 20 per cent because of a massive expansion project underway in the holy city

of Mecca,” said Alaa El-Kholy of Falcon Travel, based in London, Ont. Last year more than three million people performed the hajj, including an estimated 3,400 Canadians. Another 4,000 Canadians performed the umrah. The direct flights may also be used by Saudi students studying in Canada and thousands of Canadian expatriates working in Saudi Arabia. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, there were more than 14,000 Saudi students enrolled in Canadian educational institutions last year. With the launch of the Toronto service, Saudia will become the fourth Gulf airline operating flights to Canada after Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways. Emirates and Etihad fly three times a week to Toronto while Qatar Airways has three flights a week to Montreal. All three airlines have been demanding additional landing rights and Ottawa’s refusal to allow more flights led to a bitter diplomatic row between Canada and the United Arab Emirates two years ago. Relations have improved dramatically in the past year and visa restrictions imposed on Canadian travellers by the UAE at the height of the crisis were lifted a few months ago although no changes in landing rights were announced. With the launch of the Jidda service, Canadian passengers will also have one more stop-over choice on their way to Asia and Africa as Saudia’s vast network covers those regions as well.


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Parkland Fuel Corp. has reported Growth in its Ready to Roll in-fleet earnings of $20.3 million for the second fueling program was also strong, and quarter of 2013, a 22 per cent decrease the company expressed optimism from the $25.9 million recorded for the about a new retail marketer agreesame period in 2013. ment signed with Chevron in British The Red Deer-based supplier and Columbia. reseller of “While we fuels and pecontinue to ex‘WHILE WE CONTINUE TO troleum prodperience some ucts, said in softness in our EXPERIENCE SOME SOFTNESS a release on core commerIN OUR CORE COMMERCIAL Wednesday cial markets, MARKETS, NEW PRODUCT that its comnew product mercial and offerings such OFFERINGS SUCH AS READY retail divias Ready to TO ROLL, PARKLAND’S IN-FLEET R o l l , P a r k sions were slower due to in-fleet FUELING OFFER, HAVE GAINED land’s decreased acfueling offer, tivity in the oil MORE TRACTION IN THE MARKET have gained and gas sector, more traction THAN EXPECTED.’ and a return in the market to seasonally — BOB ESPEY, PARKLAND’S than expecthistoric retail PRESIDENT AND CEO ed,” said Bob margins. Espey, ParkHowever, land’s presiParkland’s addent and CEO. justed earnings before interest, taxes, “In addition, our new agreement depreciation and amortization (EBIT- with Chevron is expected to support DA) for the quarter were up seven per new dealer growth in British Columcent from the same three-month period bia. in 2012, growing to $58.2 million from “We believe both of these areas $54.2 million. could be a source of additional organic The company said these reflected growth going forward.” increased fuel volumes resulting from For the six months ended June 30, its recent acquisition of Elbow River Parkland’s net earnings were $119.6 Marketing, TransMontaigne and Spar- million, up 23 per cent from $97.3 milling’s Propane. lion for the same period in 2012.


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JOBAGY Robert Charles October 14, 1932 - August 1, 2013 Robert Charles Jobagy passed away with his family by his side on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital. He was born October 14, 1932 in Lethbridge, Alberta to John and Ann (Rutkie) Jobagy. Bob graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1951. In August of the same year, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After leaving, he began working for Alberta’s Department of Highways. In 1960, Bob moved to M.E.L. Construction out of Red Deer, Alberta where he did the bidding on projects all over the province. In 1968, Bob returned to work for Alberta Transportation. While employed, Bob obtained a degree in Engineering from S.A.I.T. in Calgary, Alberta. In 1988, Bob celebrated his retirement. One year later, he went back to work, this time for Torchinsky Engineering. About ten years passed before he re-retired, finally giving him adequate time to properly groom his precious hedges. Just under sixty years ago, on August 29 of 1953, Bob married Shirley Ruth Fredrickson in Calgary, Alberta. In 1963, they bought their first home in Red Deer where they raised their family and have lived ever since. Bob was a proud and loyal member of the B.P.O.E. (Elks Club) for many years and was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. He appreciated the little things in life like sunny days when he could sit on the front step with his dog, get outside to work on his hedge, or take a long drive with his family. Bob was preceded in death by his father John and mother Ann, his step-father Vincent, father-in-law Harry, mother-in-law Gladys, brothers Steven and Lawrence, sister Grace, nephew Bob, and niece Sandy. Bob is survived by his wife Shirley of Red Deer; his children Terry (Leanne) Jobagy of Red Deer, Susan Alton of Penhold, and Gerry Jobagy of Calgary; grandchildren Krista (Rob), Jessica, James (and their father Gordy), Devon (Holly), Trevor (Kayla), Greg (Brittany), Michelle, and Andrea (and their mother Cathy); great-grandchildren Kassandra, Jasia, Vee-Enna (and their father Jessee), and Toni; sister Margaret; brother John (Helen); sister-in-laws Jean and Bev (Dave), nieces Dale (Steve), Bernie, Shauna, Marcie, Diana, Anne, Darcy, Janet, Rhonda, Kim, Sherry, and Casey; nephews David, Eugene, Mickey, Tim, Johnny, Rodney, Harley, Julian, Darcy, Daks, and Ryan, special family friend Neil, and numerous other friends and extended family. A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 16, 2013 with a lunch to follow. Honorary pallbearers are Jasia Boupa, Andrea, Michelle, and Greg Jobagy, James and Jessica Alton, Devon Jobagy, and Daks Johnson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the SPCA. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

GRANT Peter It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our husband, father, brother and g r a n d f a t h e r, P e t e r H a r r y Grant. Peter passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at the age of 72 years. Peter w a s b o r n i n Va n c o u v e r, British Columbia on April 13, 1941 to Harry and Freda Grant. He grew up with his younger brother Marty on a farm outside of Lacombe. Peter began working as an accountant in Lacombe in 1959; followed by stints in Stettler and Calgary and returned to Lacombe in 1965 where he worked as a public accountant until 2008 when he retired. Formal retirement did not last long and he continued to support the community as an accountant until March 2013. Peter had a genuine interest in people, a strong sense of community and a passion for helping others develop. Many people in Central Alberta have benefited from Peter’s active involvement with Rotary, Ducks Unlimited and the Central Alberta Agricultural Society. His attention to detail, which combined with his professional expertise and mentorship skills assisted many young professionals reach their goal of becoming Certified General Accountants. His love of sports and strong leadership helped aspiring athletes develop their skills in hockey and baseball. Peter had a passion for all things nature; he loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. Peter always enjoyed playing a round of golf as it gave him the opportunity to mix with old friends and gain new ones. His competitive nature and love of animals, specifically fine thoroughbreds and Black Angus cattle, were in perfect harmony as a race horse and cattle owner and enthusiast. Peter enjoyed traveling; whether on family vacations or trips to his favorite places such as Thailand, Peter enjoyed meeting and learning about new people, their cultures and experiences and making new friends wherever he went. Peter will be lovingly remembered by his wife Supaporn (“Ann”); daughter Carmen; son Travis; son Jason; his wife Tracey and grandchildren Camryn and Reid; the mother of his children Donna Mae Grant; his brother Martin and Dianne Grant; his brothers and sisters in law John and Mary Beth Williams; Linda and Chuck Richter; Brian and Debbie Williams; Barb and Dick Switzer; Sandy Williams; Bonnie and Brian Olthuis; Donald and Tammy Williams; the Chanaka family; thirty-one nieces and nephews; and twenty-one grand nieces and nephews. Thank you to Dr. Ken Smit for his outstanding medical care, support and compassion over the past five years and especially during Peter’s second battle with cancer over the past six months. In addition the family would like to thank all of the nurses and support staff at the Lacombe Community Care Centre and Red Deer Regional Hospital. A Celebration of Peter’s Life will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 50th Avenue, Lacombe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peter directly to The Lending Cupboard. The Lending Cupboard Society (LCS), 5406C - 43 St., Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 1C9, (403) 356-1678 or online at: Photos, memories and condolences may be shared with Peter’s family through Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

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BALDWIN On August 1, 2013 Wayne Cecil Baldwin of Edmonton (formally of Red Deer) passed away at the age of 71 years. Wayne will be loving remembered by his wife of 40 years Betty; four children Wanda (Glen), Brenda (Bruce), Cori (Todd), Kevin (Jo-Anne); six grandchildren Janet, Brendan, Johnathan, Logan, Amy, Kirsten and three great granddaughters Cassidy, Emily, Hanna. A celebration of Wayne’s life will be held on Friday August 9, 2013 at 1 pm, Grace Point Community Church at 720 62 Street SW, Edmonton Alberta. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

GROVE David Aug. 28, 1927 - April 25, 2013 A special memorial gathering will be held to celebrate David Grove’s life on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Please join Dave’s family and friends as we share stories, laughs, hugs and a few tears in his memory. It will take place at The Pioneer’s Lodge, 4324 46A Avenue, Red Deer at 2 p.m. Bring some of your favourite “Dave” stories to share.

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Shirley Patricia (Pat) Brayton Feb. 6, 1927 - Aug. 3, 2012 Greatly missed by all of her family. With loving memories of your thoughtfulness for all of us and wonderful humor Found -we think of you everyday.



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LIU Xizo Ling 1922 - 2013 It is with great sadness that the family of Xizo Ling Liu announces her passing. Xizo Ling Liu passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the age of 91 years. Born in 1922 in the province of Guandong, China, she immigrated to Canada in 1989 with her youngest daughter. She took great pride in her family and was passionate in the upbringing of her grandchildren. She will be lovingly remembered by her five surviving children; sons, Huang Wen Qing (Zhu Hui Qing) of China and Huang Wen Fu (Liu Hui Ling) of China, daughters, Huang Yan Yan (Zhow Ying Wing) of China, Yen Chen (Shu Pei Chen) of Red Deer and Mei Yan Huang (David Su) of Red Deer. Her legacy will continue within her nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. The family of Xizo Ling Liu wishes to express gratitude to the Doctors and staff of the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre’s Dialysis Unit and Unit 31 for their compassionate care. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects to Xizo Ling Liu at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Sunday, August 11, 2013 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Parkland Funeral Home on Monday, August 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m., with cremation to follow. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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FULL TIME ADMIN ASSISTANT 3 Month Contract Position, with possibility of becoming full time. Candidate must be available to start immediately. The right person must have strong people skills, be highly organized and detail oriented. Strong office and computer experience is required. Duties include; order desk, paperwork management and reception cover. If you enjoy the challenges of a fast paced working environment and like to work hard and have fun, then please apply to info@chandlerconsulting .net or fax 343-6874.



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Normandeau 83 NYMAN CRES Thurs. 8th, Fri. 9th, Sat. 10th, & Sun. 11th, 10-7. Steel bed frame, tv stand, bedding & lots of misc.

12 VISCOUNT DR. Aug. 8, 9 & 10 Thurs.4-8, Fri. 2-7, Sat. 9-1 Kids toys, bikes, games, books, etc. Furniture & tons of household items. 53 VICTOR CLOSE Thurs. 8th & Fri. 9th starting at 10 a.m. Yard ornaments, silk flowers, & more.

Waskasoo 5807 44 AVE. Fri. 9th, Sat. 10th & Sun 11th 1-6 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE Various items. ANTIQUES!

Sylvan Lake 4537 46 ST. Corner of 46 St. & 45 Ave. Aug. 9, 10 & 11 Fri. 4-9, Sat. 9-6, Sun. 12-5 MULTI FAMILY TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 Oilfield


CORE LABORATORIES Technical Field Service Sales Representative NURSING is your passion, Leadership is your edge.. The WestPark Lodge, Red Deer’s premiere Assisted Living facility needs you as a

Site Director

The WestPark Lodge is committed to enhancing the quality of life for seniors, by respecting their independence and privacy while providing assistance with daily living and personal care. We are looking for a Registered Nurse to provide leadership and direction to staff, and oversee resident care and hospitality services. The successful candidate will have demonstrated management experience, ability to manage budgets, motivate staff, as well as have exceptional interpersonal and public relations skills. If you believe this is the opportunity for you, please submit your resume to ngaudet@ or call 780-757-9134 for more details.



CEDA INTERNATIONAL is currently looking for EXPERIENCED LABOURERS AND OPERATORS for PERMANENT roles based out of Red Deer. We are able to provide work year-round. Please send your resume to:


WELL TESTING: Supervisors Night Operators Operators

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Please email resume with current driver’s abstract to: Under Career Opportunities

Fluid Experts Ltd.

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

Class 1 Operators

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: 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@ LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475


When submitting resume, please reference ‘34 Sales’. Deadline August 16, 2013 Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter indicating this position to: Core Laboratories, 2810 - 12th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7P7, fax to (403) 250-4048 or email: ps.calgary. We thank all applicants for their interest in Core Laboratories but we can only respond to those we wish to interview. No phone calls please. TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



Innisfail Insurance Services Ltd.

is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER, Level 2 status commercial experience an asset, full or part time dependant upon PRODUCTION the applicants experience. TESTING The successful candidate PERSONNEL REQ’D must be a self-motivated professional, possessing excellent communication Day Supervisors and interpersonal skills. (5- 10yrs experience) Applicants must enjoy Night Supervisors working in a very busy (2-4yrs experience) team oriented environment. Salary to JOIN OUR FAST commensurate with experience. Please GROWING TEAM!! forward resumes to: Competitive Wages, Carol Peterson Benefits, Retirement and Box 6039 Saving Plan! Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 Fax: 403- 227-3910 QUALIFICATIONS: cpeterson@ • Must be able to Provide own work truck • Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor Restaurant/ and train crew Hotel • Strong Computer Skills • Operate 5000psi BOULEVARD 10,000 psi (sweet and Restaurant & Sour wells) Lounge • Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Gasoline Alley • Assist in Rig in and Rig Red Deer County out of equipment Food & Beverage • Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m Server locations across Western $12.25/hr. Canada To provide Food & Beverage service, handle REQUIREMENTS: cashiering, arrange and • Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , setup the outlet. maintain cleanliness and hygiene. Driver’s License required! • Must be willing to Cook submit pre access fit $14.00/HR. for duty test, as well as To prepare and cook all drug and alcohol food up to standard, clean • Travel & be away from kitchen and maintain hyhome for periods of time 21/7 giene follow recipes, assist • Ability to work in in receiving and storing changing climate Kitchen Helper conditions $11/hr To clean kitchen following website: safety and hygiene standards. Clean utensils, Methods to Apply: cutlery, crockery and HRCanada@ glassware items. Clean floors. pnieman@ Assist in prep. All positions are Your application will be Shift Work & Weekends. kept strictly confidential. Fax resume 780-702-5051



an oilfield radioactive tracing company req’s an RSO for its Red Deer area operations. Qualified applicants can email their resume to:

DINO’S TAKE OUT LOOKING FOR EXP’D P/T AND F/T DELIVERY DRIVER. Please apply in person w/resume to: 130, 3121 49 AVE. Red Deer



Scheduled days off. Fax resume & drivers abstract to 403-786-9915

Is now hiring experienced

TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148

Winch truck operator (heavy haul) Swamper (with Class 1 license)

All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume and abstract to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@


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


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

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.


Is seeking FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $14.00/hr.

LOOKING for massage therapist to work within a Chiropractic Clinic in Lacombe. Call 782-7771

HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms, public areas, pool etc. Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety stardands $14.00/hr. All positions are Shift work & weekends Fax Resume to: 780-702-5051

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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. RAMADA INN & SUITES REQUIRES ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433

Busy road construction company looking for


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


Mon.- Fri. 10 - 2. Wanted food truck attendant for our nonmobile food truck (open year round). Duties include, food prep., working the sandwich line during lunch rush & sometimes take orders from customers. Located at the junction of 2A & 11A in Red Deer. Reliable transportation a must. Salary based on experience. Start date Aug. 12. Apply in person only, with resume at Walter`s Coffee Now.


CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air technology and requires an for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in air compressors and pneumatics a definite asset. Base + commission + mileage + benefits. For Red Deer & area. Apply: LOOKING for Liquor store sales clerk, full time jobs, $11/hour ,must be able to work night and weekends to pass criminal check, drop off resume in person, 112 5th St. SE Sundre AB.


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@




Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer

For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: SIGN FABRICATOR/ INSTALLER NEEDED Must have min. 3 years exp. & Class 5 license. Computer/design skills an asset. Please apply by fax only to: 403-341-4014

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

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SLOPED ROOFERS LABOURERS & FLAT ROOFERS Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email:

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


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

Renovation Specialist Needed Immediately. Carpentry experience, window & door R&R, siding replacement, small projects, decks, fences, sheds ext. Own transportation to and from work. Clean class 5 Drivers License for company work truck. Located in Lacombe and serving Red Deer and Central Alberta. Punctual, good customer service skills, able to work independently and efficiently. Wages depended on experience and excellent benefit program after 6 Months. Please e-mail resumes’ including experience & references to or Fax: Attention Carey to 403-782-1766.


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

Misc. Help

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

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: 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 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@

CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck and pup exp. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489

Kauns Seed Farm

Now hiring for full time/part time position. Applicant must have Ag experience. Duties would include Seed Plant, Farm Equipment, and Truck Operation. Must have Class 1 license. Seed Cleaning experience would be an asset. Phone 403-886-4562 LOOKING FOR A P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP in a green drycleaning plant. Must be able to work some evenings until 7 p.m. & some Saturdays. Call Shannon 403-550-7440


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


Customer Service Warehouse Position

For an exciting career opportunity with a progressive • Guaranteed company, please send your Salary confidential resume to: • Group Rod Weik Benefits #1, 5105 - 76A Street Close • Profit Red Deer, Alberta. T4P 3M2 Sharing Fax to: (403) 314-2226 or Email:

Central Alberta’s Fastest Growing Business Equipment Dealership Requires the Following Full Time Personnel

LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489 PERSIMMON PATCH F/T & P/T POSITIONS Mon. - Fri. Apply at 6810-52 Ave. No exp. necessary, will train. 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

SUBWAY All Locations

P/T FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS Are you looking for a part time job while your kids are in school? Are you a student looking for evenings and weekends? If so, Subway has a Position for you! Please apply at or drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive or Email to or Call us at 403-342-0203 THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please.

HPC distributes industrial coatings and related supplies. The successful applicant will assist in tinting, color matching, stocking inventory, maintenance duties and customer service. A great work ethic is a must.

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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)

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

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


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:

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:


Misc. Help

Academic Express

Equipment Operators

NEEDED F/T Service Person THE RUSTY PELICAN is for after sales service and now accepting resumes for set up of manufactured F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS and modular home. Must must be avail. nights and have exp. in roofing, siding, weekends. Must have: flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and • 2-3 yrs. post secondary health plan avail. Apply to education. James at M & K Homes, • 2-5 yrs. training 403-346-6116 • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. • Provide references

Teachers/ Tutors


Requires Full Time

FRONT DESK CLERK * Answer phone calls * Take reservations * Check in/out Guests * Balance cash out & Attend to guest needs $ 14.00/hr HOUSEKEEPING ROOM ATTENDANT * Clean and vacuum rooms public areas pool etc. * Replenish amenities, linens & towels * Adhere to Holiday Inn safety standards $ 14.00/hr All positions are Shift Work & weekends Fax resume 780 - 702-5051

Sales & Distributors



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


stuff Authorized Dealer

Copier/Printer Service Techs - Applicants BAKER

Previous Baker Experience preferred. Certified Journeyman Baker an asset Forward resumes to sby1147villagemall@ or fax: (403) 347-4588

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HOLIDAY INN Red Deer South, Gasoline Alley Is Seeking

Outside Sales Rep

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


Restaurant/ Hotel


Have current Safety certificates including H2S Be prepared to work in remote locations for extended periods of time Must be physically fit Competitive wages, benefits and RRSP offered

Reporting to the Sales Supervisor, you will be an integral part of the Sales Team and be responsible for building client relationships and pursuing the Reservoir Fluid Services needs of existing and prospective oil and gas clients in Central Alberta. As a Technical Field Sales Representative you must have strong interpersonal skills and be driven to provide exceptional customer service in a team environment. A technical diploma or degree in chemical or petroleum technology is desired. Related sales, laboratory or industry experience would be an asset for this position.



Core Laboratories Petroleum Services Division is the world’s most recognized and highly respected rock and fluid analysis laboratory serving the oil and gas industry. Our Calgary location has an entry level opening for an energetic Technical Field Sales Representative to serve our clients in Central Alberta.






Bakery Manager

Previous retail management experience, preferably in a Bakery Department Certified Journeyman Baker an asset Forward resumes to sby1147villagemall@ or fax: (403) 347-4588 GROWING COMPANY, TJ PAVING, needs employees with paving experience. Great Working Atmosphere. Email resume to:

must have strong mechanical backgrounds as well as some basic IT Training. Copier/Printer Repair is a Definite Asset

Sales Person - A strong background in electronic sales is an asset. Training will be provided.

Document Management Specialist




Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Applicant must have excellent computer & customer relation skills. This position requires applicant to learn, present & support all Konica Minolta Document Management Software.

Children's Items

Salaries, Commissions & Benefits will be discussed at time of interview. Please forward Resumes to; or Fax 403-342-2592. Only Those chosen for interview will be contacted.

SMALL NEWBORN 1-6 MONTH CO-SLEEPER Wooden, Colonial bed, 31”x20” & 15” high. $25. Exc. cond. 403-343-3363



BACKPACK WITH MATCHING LUNCH KIT. Pink, good cond. $10. 403-314-9603



CHOCOLATE BROWN SUEDE JACKET. Size Large. $25. 403-314-9603

RED DEER ADVOCATE Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 D3

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


Farmers' Market

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




Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 ALL SEASONED BIRCH 403-350-1664 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 FREE FIRE WOOD Bring your own saw. 403-346-4307


Misc. for Sale

GIFT CERTIFICATE, Stevens Jewelers in Olds, Alberta. Face value $100, asking $50. No expiry date. Call (403) 342-7908. QUART Jars, $5./doz.; copper fireplace wood carrier with accessories. $100; 403-309-3045



GORGEOUS m. red tiger striped kitten, socialized and litter trained free to good home 403-782-3130 NEW 8 wk. old kittens, variety of colors, long hair & short hair, free to good homes 403-782-3130 SIAMESE (2) kittens and Also 1 BURMAN kitten. $50/ea. 403-887-3649


Sporting Goods

RIGHT HAND GOLF CLUBS - 11 piece. Bag and Cart included. $ 75.00 403-347-5385


Travel Packages


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

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

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 KITCHEN COMPACTOR FOR SALE. $50. 403-346-4307


Household Furnishings

RV Queen Mattress. Like new. 60”x74”x6”. $65. 403-755-3556


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514


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


Misc. for Sale





WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912


TABLE, wood pedestal with 4 chairs. $150. FIRM. 403-341-5341 lve. msg.

135,000 BTU furnace, 12 yrs. old. $200. 403-346-4155 after 6 p.m. BOX CONTAINING coffee maker, Gooseneck lamp, 6 new gold placemats & more. $20 for the box. 403-314-9603



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. Hearthstone 403-314-0099



Houses/ Duplexes

NEWER 2 bdrm.. lower unit duplex, 27 Iverson Close D.D. $500, rent $1100+ utils., 2 car off street parking pad, 5 appls., avail immed. 403-742-9615 ask for Don

Condos/ Townhouses


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


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


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. Sept. 1 403-304-7576 / 347-7545

Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 Avail. Sept. 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545


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 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 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

2ND. floor 1 bdrm. condo, avail. Aug. 15, 60 Lawford Ave, Red Deer, rent $1150 4 Plexes/ inclds. 4 appls, power, wa- 6 Plexes t e r, g a s , c o n d o f e e s . 403-783-9823 ORIOLE PARK 2 BDRM., 2 bath condo, in 2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1025 Anders $1300 rent & d.d. + rent, s.d. $650, incl water utils. Avail. Sept. no pets. sewer and garbage. avail. Sept.1. Call 403-304-5337 Ref’s. req’d. 403-346-6521



1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852 PENHOLD, 2 bdrm apt. 3 flr. no pets. avail. immed. $840./mo. $500 s.d. 403-886-5288

STYLISH 2 BDRM. just south of Hospital This 3rd floor 2 bdrm. apt. is in a quiet,


2 bdrm. Water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location, no pets. 403-346-6686


1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444

Rooms For Rent


FURN. room for NS 40+ Female. 403-755-7570 MOUNTVIEW: Avail fully furn bdrm for rent. $550/$275.† Working/Student M only. †Call 403-396-2468.

Mobile Lot


MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225



Realtors & Services



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




SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.



Massage Therapy




HOUSECLEANING Weekly or bi-wkly service. Experienced & Reliable. call Jan 403-392-3609 VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 BOBCAT & sodding services, 14 Years Exper. 403-588-4503 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 IN NEED of A Steam Truck or Pressure Washer? Call 403-895-2421 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

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

Houses For Sale



Brand New Laebon Home, 2 bdrms. 2 baths, Open concept floor plan for under $300,000. Call Jennifer 403.392.6841

New 3 bdrm. home

in Sylvan Lake Move right into this popular Laebon floor plan 1,172 sq. ft. 4 stainless steel appliances, 2 baths Call Jennifer 403.392.6841

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


2012 Silverado LT 4x4 for sale. Power seats, mirrors, step rails. 13,000 km. $29,900. 403-843-1162, Ron

Tires, Parts Acces. 2010 CAMARO 1LT,3.6L, Synergy Green option package, sunroof, 29,638 kms., $23,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

2010 CHEV Silverado LT 4X4, Z-71, dual exhaust, cold air intake, iron cross bumpers, 23,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

2002 T-BIRD hard-top, convertible, red, int. ext. like new, 81,000 hwy. kms. $23,000. firm. 403-347-4915

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

1998 Mercury Mystique. 220,000 km. $800 obo. 403-505-8928

1994 FORD T-Bird, 2 dr., loaded. clean. 352-6995


For Sale By Owner

Build your dream home on this beautiful treed 1.75 acres. Land is located just east of the Red Deer City limits near the Balmoral Golf Course. Roads to property from Red Deer are paved. Asking $329,000. Call 403-227-6893 for more details.


Manufactured Homes



Commercial Property



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

2003 Ford Excursion 4X4, 7.3 L diesel, $16,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634

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MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 1989 JEEP Loredo, auto, 4x4. Good cond. 318-3040


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MASON MARTIN HOMES New bi-level, 1320 sq.ft. Townhouse in North Red Deer is ready for a new GLENDALE 2 bdrm. $825, 3 bdrm., 2 bath. $367,900. Dbl. att. garage. family! Vacant now, this D.D. $825, N/S, no pets, 403-588-2550 could be the home you’ve no partiers, avail immed. been looking for. With 5 403-346-1458 MASON MARTIN HOMES appls, off-street parking, New bi-level, 1400 sq.ft. LARGE 2 & 3 BDRM. fresh paint and tonnes of Dbl. att. garage. $409,900. SUITES. 25+, adults only storage this home will 403-588-2550 n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 go quick. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 LARGE 2 bdrm, with new MASON MARTIN HOMES to get a look inside! paint, new carpets, security New bungalow 1350 sq.ft. Dbl. att. garage. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 cameras, private parking, 403-588-2550 new appls. to over 40 year 3 BDRM., 1.5 bath, all appls. old quiet tenants. Laundry incl. $1100 + $1000 d.d. MUST SELL on site, heat & water incl., No pets, N/S. Aug. 15th. New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft no pets for $950 rent/$950 403-848-0576 / 877-1913 damage. 403-341-4627. 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. INGLEWOOD 2 bdrm, 2 bath LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. garage. 403-588-2550 executive condo. Heated SUITES. 25+, adults only underground parking. N/S, n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 no pets. Professional single or couple preferred. 403-350-3722 / 780-479-1522



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


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

Move right into this brand new Laebon Home in Lots For Timberstone. 2,135 sq. ft. Sale 3 bdrms., 2.5 baths. OPEN CONCEPT Pinnacle Estates $466,100. (Blackfalds) Call Chris 403.392.7118 You build or bring your BIG VALLEY, AB, only own builder. Terms avail. $30,000. Ideal starter 403-304-5555 home or rental unit. Nice location, good terms. Call owner 780-475-2897 DEER PARK house with downstairs suite., did you know banks consider revenue from a legal suite for your mortgage payment? FINANCIAL Here is a really clean completely reno’d house with CLASSIFICATIONS legal downstairs suite. 4400-4430 Private entrance, separate. laundry, new 2 car garage & sidewalks, beautifully landscaped with larger Money deck. Mostly new appls. To Loan Possession Oct. 1. neg. $335,000. 403-340-3370 LOW INTEREST FREE Weekly list of FINANCING properties for sale w/details, Borrow up to 20K and pay prices, address, owner’s $387./mo. at 8%. Personal phone #, etc. 342-7355 & small business loans. Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Bad credit OK. Call Toll Free 855-331-5322


Required to manage a sales staff selling both new and used vehicles. Only candidates with a proven track record in vehicle sales and vehicle sales management will be considered. We are a process oriented dealership that believes strongly in sales staff development and high CSI scores as being essential to our long term success. Full company benefits, excellent salary and bonus program. Please send your resume in confidence to the Operations Manager: or Fax: 403-346-4975



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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Fax 403-341-6560 ents Family Culture Day, Aug. 14 at Oriole Park Community Shelter. There will be a bannock contest, sacred circle, food, health workshop, preschool fluoride and oral health event from 10 a.m. to noon, free lunch and snacks from noon to 1 p.m., aboriginal games, drumming, singing, dancing, face painting, teepee set up, aboriginal HIPPY and TBL certificates from 1 to 3 p.m. Contact friendship@, 403-340-0020.


Thursday ● Diabetes: The Basics, is a six hour group session offered by Alberta Health Service professionals to help local residents working to manage pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Sessions will be offered on Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Aug. 1 to 29, at Bethany CollegeSide. For more information or to register call 7-877-341-6997. ● Red Deer and District Garden Club Annual Flower and Garden Show will take place Aug. 15 at the Golden Circle. The public is welcome to view the entries from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. with awards presented at 7:30 p.m. Garden Tea Party of dessert, coffee or tea is available for $5. More information is available at ● Red Deer Area Hikers meet on Aug. 15 at the north side of the Red Deer Curling Club parking lot at 8:45 a.m. to depart at 9 a.m. for an eight km hike at Rocky mountain House Park. Interpretive Centre fee is $3. Hike will be cancelled if weather

unsuitable. Bring lunch. Phone Art at 403-3475778, or Mavis at 403-343-0091 or Sharon at 403340-2497. ● Rimbey Family and Community Support Services Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Aug. 15 at the Spruce Haven Golf Resort. Registration fee of $150 includes 18 holes of pasture golf, cart, breakfast, steak supper and chance to win prizes and awards. Kory Kincaid of the Rocky Mountain Nostalgia Funny Car Association will be on site. For more information or to register, email or call Christine or Peggy at 403-843-2030. ● Innisfail Farmers Market is held at the Innisfail Arena from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday until Sept. 19. The market is all indoor with live entertainment, and a coffee area to sit and visit. Lots of fresh vegetables when in season, baking, pottery, crafts, bedding plants, etc. Contact Christine at 403-896-5451. ● Red Deer Art Club has ongoing painting sessions every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. Everyone is welcome. These sessions are free time and offer opportunity to meet artists in the community. For more information call Elise at 403-346-5645. ● Blackfalds Farmers’ Market regular season will be Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m., May 16 to Sept. 26 outdoors at the Blackfalds Multi-Plex. New vendors are being sought. Please contact Tristina at 403-302-7935 to reserve a table.

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Paige Mansell, a worker at the Norwegian Laft Hus, poses in front of some Norwegian artifacts and crafts. The Laft Hus is located behind the Recreation Centre in downtown Red Deer and is a replica of a 17th century Norwegian farmhouse. Visitors can take part in a tour of the farmhouse, and on Wednesdays, take part in art and cooking classes. On Aug. 17 and18, there will be a festival at the Laft Hus to celebrate Norwegian culture.


Friday ● Ivan Daines Friends and Heroes Country music Picnic continues until Aug. 11 at the Daines Ranch and Rodeo Grounds north of Innisfail. Gate admission is $30 day or $75 for a week pass. Family, youth and pre-sale tickets available. Visit http:// for music lineup, clinics and more. Donations accepted for the Brain Injury Centre in Ponoka, Kidney Support and the Red Deer Hospice. ● International Dance Party — TD Summer Reading Club — will be held on Aug. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. at the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library. Activities include dancing, crafting and snacking. Call 403-346-4688 for more information. ● Epilepsy Association of Central Alberta is accepting donations of used books, and will be holding sales of donated books on Fridays throughout the summer at The Hub on Ross from noon to 3 p.m. Phone Norma at 403-358-3358. ● Lacombe Farmer’s Market will be held every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Michener Park. A wide variety of vegetables, fruit, baking, crafts, bedding plants, meats, jams, honey and much more will be offered. Call 403-782-4772 for more information. ● Scrabble is offered at Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre on Fridays at 1 p.m. for a cost of $1. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Historic Markerville Creamery Museum regular hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for the summer 2013 until Sept. 2. Self-guided, guided or group tours available. Enjoy ice cream, Icelandic treat and more at Kaffistofa (coffee shop) and gift shop. Contact 403-728-3006, or 1-877-728-3007, or

Saturday ● The Central Alberta Gliding Club is holding a Chics Take Flight event on Aug. 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Big Bend Airport north west of Innisfail. Event is open to the public, especially women who wish to learn more about soaring. Register for a flight in a sailplane, cost $100, or try a flight simulator. Skydivers, demonstrations, prizes, vendors, lunch and refreshments will be available. For more information or to book a flight, go to or call 403-341-9125. ● Ellis Bird Farm will host the Bug Jamboree and Summertime Country Drive on Aug. 10. The free Bug Jamboree goes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Experts will be on hand at “bug stations” to educate visitors about the important role insects play in the environment. Nature nut, John Acorn will start the day with a performance. Garden tours will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Cost for tour is $3. For more information visit or call 403-885-4477. ● Feature concerts will be offered by the students on Musicamp Alberta. On Aug. 10, enjoy Peterkin Symphonic Band and Piano Workshop at 2 p.m. at the Arts Centre Mainstage. Free of charge. See ● Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is calling for volunteers to help with a charity barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 10 and 11, from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sobey’s South Location. Call Kelly at 403340-7379 for further details. ● Country Drive’s Summer Showcase Weekend goes on Aug. 10 and 11 with an eclectic mix of rural attractions, events, history, markets and local cuisine, all within a short drive of Red Deer. To learn more about the venues and attractions featured in the summer showcase, visit ● Spruce View Horse Show and Gymkhana will be held on Aug. 10 and 11 at the Dickson Arena. Show classes start at 9 a.m. on Saturday with gymkhana classes going on Sunday at 10 a.m. For more information call Emma at 403-746-3847, or email Entry forms are available at ● Family Fair and Outdoor Movie Night FunRaiser in support of Central Alberta Ronald McDonald House will be held on Aug. 10 at Dovercourt Hall located between Rocky Mountain House and Caroline 16 km south of Hwy 11 and Hwy 22 junction or 14 km north of Hwy 54 and Hwy 22 junction. Highlights include kids’ concert at 4 p.m. with Lee and Sandy Paley, dunk tank, carnival games, gunny sack races, face painting, glitter tattoos from 5 to 8 p.m., Taylor Nile performance (young singer from Rocky Mountain House) from 8 to 9 p.m., The Croods movie shown outdoors at 9 p.m. (bring lawn chairs), concession (barbecue burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, lemonade). Bring any pull tabs from beverage cans to be donated. Children ages two years and under free admission, ages three to 15 years — $5, ages 16 years and up — $10. To find out more contact Brenda at 403-846-3662. ● Sylvan Lake Kick it to the Curb event will take place on Aug. 10 and 11. Residents are encouraged to place safe and reusable

unwanted items on the curb marked with a free sign on them so other residents can make use of them. A free printable sign is available at www. Participants are invited to register their items prior to the event at 403-887-2800 to be included on the town’s Facebook page and online at Registration is optional. Unacceptable items include any and all child-related items such as toys or accessories, household bedding or anything unsafe. Leftover items must be removed by the end of Aug. 11 and may be taken to Sylvan Lake Drop ‘N’ Swap at the waste transfer site at no charge.

Sunday ● Summer Sunday Concert goes at the Bower Ponds outdoor stage on Aug. 11 with Punch Drunk Cabaret from 2 to 4 p.m. ● Discovery Sundays are offered at Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn something new about the natural world around us. Drop in, or phone 403-346-2010 to find out more. ● Seniors Church meets at 11 a.m. on Sundays at Bower Kin Place for hymns and gospel preaching. Phone 403-347-6706.

Monday ● Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre card games are played on the following days during the summer: Canasta — Mondays at 1 p.m., Singles Bridge — Wednesdays year round at 1 p.m., $2; Partner Bridge — second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., $3; Euchre — first and third Friday of each month at 1 p.m., $2 and Scrabble on Fridays at 1 p.m., $1. For more information on cards please call Diane at 403-3436074. ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 year round events: carpet bowling on Mondays at 9:30 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Singles Bridge on Thursdays at 1 p.m. (all levels welcome, including beginners); Cribbage on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; Texas Hold ‘Em on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and meat draws on Fridays at 5 p.m., and Saturdays at 4 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● MAGsparks is an inclusive and accessible visual art program for everyone offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. Professional artists are on hand to help with projects. Materials are supplied. There is a drop-in fee of $3. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. For information, contact Janet at 403-309-8405, Aug. 12 program is creating with clay.

Tuesday ● Cronquist Tea House is now open for lunch and tea, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy the new menu. Phone 403-346-0055. ● Red Deer Legion Branch #35 offers karaoke at Molly B’s Pub on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., and wing night on Thursdays from 5 to 10 p.m. Phone 403-342-0035. ● Chess Club at Red Deer Public Library Dawe Branch welcomes all levels of players from beginner to intermediate to learn chess rules and strategies on Tuesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by Alberta Chess Association. Phone 403341-3822.

Wednesday ● Boomtown Trail Cowboy Church meets the second and last Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Elnora Drop In Centre. Cowboy boots and hats welcome. Next dates are Aug. 14 and 28. For more information, call 403-749-2047 and 403749-3361. ● International Youth Day will be celebrated on Aug. 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Central Alberta Refugee Effort. Celebrate with young singers, dancers and authors. For more information contact 403-346-8818 or ● Mexican Fiesta Finale — Teen Summer Reading Club, goes on Aug. 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m. in the Snell Auditorium of the Red Deer Public Library. Try out the build your own burrito bar, play games, make a pinata, decorate a sombrero and watch the comedy Nacho Libre. ● Red Deer Legion Old-Time Dance with Badlanders II is on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. Cost is $7, or $13.95 with buffet starting at 5 p.m. Phone 403342-0035. ● Sit and Be Fit exercise program is held on Wednesdays starting at 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre. A $2 dropin fee applies. Phone 403-343-6074. ● Red Deer Native Friendship Society pres-

REGISTRATIONS LOCAL EVENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS ● Reading Tails is a six week program to inspire confidence and to encourage reluctant readers, ages six to 12, by reading to a canine buddy. For more information or to register contact 403346-4688 or email Registrations are now open for fall. ● Red Deer Canadian Paraplegic Association Golf Classic goes on Aug. 16 at Riverbend Golf and Recreation Centre. Event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., for more information, contact Heather at 403-341-5060 or email ● Registrations for ESL evening sessions, offered by the Central Alberta Rugugee Effort, open on Aug. 6. Register early for fall classes in four levels of ESL courses. Cost is $100 for a semester. Call Lisa at 403-346-8818 for more information. ● Friends Over 45 is an organization for women who are new to Red Deer or who have experienced lifestyle changes and would like to meet new friends. New members are welcome. For further information phone Shirley at 403-343-7678, or Gloria at 403-346-7160. ● Berry Architecture Wellness Bike Ride will take place on Aug. 24 in support of the local Canadian Mental Health Association and Central Alberta Brain Injury Society. Choose a 25, 50 or 100 km supported route in Central Alberta. This is an excellent ride for experienced and inexperienced cyclists. Registration for the ride is $25 or $35 after July 31 and $200 in donations. To download forms or for more information see or call 403-342-2266. ● Royal Tyrell Museum field trip for ages six to 12, will be offered by FCSS in Penhold on Aug. 20 for $20 per child. Call Jennifer at 403-886-3288 or Adrian at 403-350-9533 to book your spot. ● Hearts Ablaze, a ministry of Potters Hands, is seeking donations of unused articles for fundraising. To donate call Gaston at 403-342-6560, Mitchal at 403-887-3923 or Alvin at 403-598-6873. ● Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual Awards Gala to be held Oct. 25 at the Lacombe Memorial Centre. Categories include businesses, farm family, non-profit and lifetime achievement awards. For more information about the nominations, visit www. or call Kim at 403-782-4300. ● Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada — MS Golf Classic will take place September 12 at Alberta Springs Golf Resort with tee off at 1 p.m. The 19th hole features a chance at a Las Vegas prize package for each $500 in pledges. Register online at or call Ellen at 403-346-0290. ● Country Gospel in the Park — Blackfalds United Church Country Gospel Music Weekend, will be held Sept. 6 to 8 at Blackfalds All Star Park. Performances start on Friday night at 5 p.m. and a church service goes on Sunday at 9 a.m. Performances are in a heated tent; bring your own chairs. Food is available on site. a weekend pass costs $30; day passes are available. For a list of performers visit or www. gospelinthe Call Jim at 403-391-1397 or Moe at 403-357-6678 for more information. ● HomeShare Red Deer is seeking seniors with room to share with Red Deer College students. College students urgently require housing. Benefits to seniors include help with light house chores, a sense of safety, house sitting, and more. Contact Dawna at or call 403-348-6547, or Denise at or call 403-343-6400, or see ● Canadian Blood Services asks residents to get behind the blood signal and donate this summer. Demand is great and 17,000 units are needed. The Red Deer Clinic has extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. as well as regular hours. To book an appointment or for information, call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-2366283) or visit ● Charity Show and Shine in support of Canadian Cancer Society and Red Deer and District Food Bank will be held on Ross St. in downtown Red Deer on Aug. 24. There will be 400 to 700 cars, motorcycles, classics and special interest and vintage vehicles on display. A mid-day motorcycle run and evening car cruise with a drive in movie for registered vehicles will be held, weather permitting. Other highlights include retro Coke fridge raffle, silent auction, open stage with two shows by awardwinning Elvis impersonator Robin Kelly, pancake breakfast and barbecue by Red Deer Food Bank in P4, kids’ activity area in City Hall Park. Phone

403-986-2445. ● Heartwise, a free, three-hour group session offered by Alberta Health Services, will be held on Aug. 23 and Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon, and Sept. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bethany Collegeside. Nutrition and food service professionals will share their knowledge and guide discussions to help individuals manage their heart health. To register, call 1-88-314-6997. ● Affirm — a group that provides safe and confidential support to people of all sexual orientation and their families and friends, from people that have walked this road before as sexual minorities, parents, siblings and friends. They meet once a month in Lacombe. For more information, call Ross at 403-782-3671 or Marg at 403-782-1887. ● Newcomer Orientation Week for students new to Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive or Notre Dame High Schools, will be held from Aug. 27 to 29. Register now to learn tips for success and make new friends. Call 403-505-7818, for Spanish call 403-505-5584 or for Ukrainian call 403-3043676. ● Learning Together Program, sponsored by CARE, has two events for August summer fun. Picnic at Discovery Canyon will be held on Aug. 21 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and a trip to the RCMP Dog Show at the Training Centre in Innisfail will be held on Aug. 28 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. To register, contact Ruby at 403-346-8818 or email ● Fiestaval Latin Festival will run on Aug. 17 from noon to 6 p.m. in the heart of downtown at Ross Street and Gaetz Avenue. Latin bands, dancers, community vendors, Latin food venders, arts and crafts, beer gardens and more will entertain up to 8000 people depending on the weather. Volunteers, vendors and sponsors are encouraged to visit ● Feast with the Vikings at the Danish Canadian National Museum in Dickson, on Aug. 17, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy an authentic Danish meal of roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, new potatoes and dessert. Also taste some mead, a wine made from honey. Tickets, $40, are available by calling Joanne at 403-782-0019, email joanne@ or visit ● Red Deer Christmas Bureau will hold a garage sale on Aug. 29 to 31. Donations are being accepted form Aug. 6 to Aug. 27 at #4 7803 50 Ave on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No mattresses, computers or large appliances please. For more information email reddeerchristmasbureau@ of call 403-347-2210. ● Craving Change will be offered by Alberta Health Services at Bethany CollegeSide and is designed to help local residents looking to improve their eating habits in a series of three weekly workshops. Participants will learn self-awareness tools and engage in activities designed to help identify and manage challenges associated with nutrition decisions. Workshops will be held on Wednesdays, Aug. 21, 28, and Sept. 11 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., or on Fridays, Sept. 13, 27, and Oct. 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. For more information, or to register, call 1-877314-6997. ● Tools for Schools Africa Foundation’s Shine Accessories Sale will be held on Sept. 26 at Festival Hall starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each or $150 for a table of five. Enjoy wine, desserts and more while browsing tables of jewelry, scarves, and handbags. Donations of jewelry, purses and scarves sought. Please drop off donations at Artistry in Gold during business hours. Funds raised will put Ghanian girls through high school. Go to or call Lyn at 403-3144911, or Wendy at 403-347-7285. ● Ellis Bird Farm presents herbalist/Red Deer Advocate columnist Abrah Arneson who will lead an edible and medicinal plant walk around the EBF on Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to taste some delicious edibles and learn about some of the powerful medicinal plants that can be found nearby. The cost is $10 per person and pre-registration is required. To find out more and to register, call 403-885-4477. ● Dance Magic Studio offers Give the Magic Scholarship Fund for children who would not otherwise be able to take dance lessons. Suitable scholarship applicants are sought. See, or phone 403-343-7695 or 403-309-7319.

Flu researchers propose ‘gain-offunction’ studies for H7N9 virus BY THE CANADIAN PRESS An elite group of influenza scientists wants to do controversial gain-offunction research on the new H7N9 bird flu virus that emerged this spring in China. The group has outlined the types of studies it believes should be conducted in a letter published simultaneously today by two top journals, Nature and Science. The proposal may reignite a heated

debate that raged about a year ago over similar research done on the H5N1 bird flu virus. But Dutch virologist Ron Fouchier, who is one of the authors, says the idea behind the letter is for researchers to be transparent about what they plan to do in the hopes that fends off some of the concerns that emerged in the H5N1 controversy. Gain-of-function research involves adding mutations of a virus to see if it can gain features it doesn’t currently have.

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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

’65 Mustang GT a real collector’s item This week’s featured car guy is Rey Musikov, who owns a beautiful 1965 Ford Mustang. This Mustang is special because it is a GT model and it is a convertible. One the items that makes this car even more rare is that it came from the factory with air conditioning. There aren’t too many cars out there of any make that are convertibles and have air conditioning as well. Then add in the fact that it is a special GT model and — wow — you have a collector JOHN car! RATHWELL This Mustang still has the original number matching CLASSIC CARS 225-horsepower, 289-cubicinch motor and a cruiseomatic transmission. The car was repainted about 16 years ago with the original springtime yellow paint and it still looks good today. Rey found this Mustang in the Classic Autotrader magazine in 1998. He bought it from the second owner in Pincher Creek. Special cars like this are hard to find because the owners don’t usually part with them. In 48 years, this car has only had three owners. Rey told me that this ’65 Mustang is a fun car and it is a pleasure to own and drive. He takes it out on nice days and enjoys attending car shows and Thursday night cruise nights. It gives him the opportunity to talk to other car owners that share his interest in old cars. In Rey’s younger days, he loved the 1964 to 1967 Mustang body style. When he saw the first year of the GT Convertible, he knew that someday if he had the opportunity he would own one. Rey has been a Ford guy for a long time and has owned many different cars over the years, like a 1969 Firebird, a 1969 GTX, a 1963 Ford Fairlane and a

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The auto industry says people under 34 are gradually starting to buy cars again as their economic circumstances improve. After the Great Recession, sales of cars to young people dropped significantly. Fewer of them even bothered to get drivers licenses. Some experts surmised that the group lost interest in cars because of the prevalence of social media. Data presented at a big industry conference in Northern Michigan on Tuesday show that young cars buyers are making a slow, if uneven, return to the market. People age 18 to 34 accounted for more than 14 per cent of the U.S. new car market just five years ago, but that plunged to 10.5 per cent in 2011, to according to registration data collected by the Polk auto research firm. The figure grew to 12.3 per cent last year. Licensing rates led some industry analysts to conclude that young people, who meet constantly on Facebook and other social media, have less need to travel and aren’t interested in buying cars — even when they grow older. In 1984, nearly 80 per cent of people ages 16-24 had driver’s licenses, but that fell to only 68 per cent in 2010. In the next-oldest demographic group, 25- to 34-year-olds, 95 per cent had licenses in 1984, but that dropped to 88 per cent in 2010. But industry executives at Tuesday’s conference had a different take. “I don’t see any evidence that young people are actually losing interest in cars,” Mustafa Mohatarem, General Motors’ chief economist, said Tuesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, an auto industry confab near Traverse City, Mich. Mohatarem and others at the conference said young people put off getting licenses because they’ve had trouble getting jobs and have been living with their parents. They also didn’t buy cars due to rising car prices and higher costs to own cars, such as insurance and gasoline. Also, more enrolled in to college, where they either can’t afford cars or don’t need them, the analysts said.

1954 Mercury Monterey. He basically just loves old cars! Rey enjoys looking after this 1965 Mustang and he looks forward to aging with it in the future. His other hobby is flying radio-controlled airplanes.

I have known Ray for many years and he always has a smile and will take the time to talk to you about cars of any kind, but he lights up if you mention the word “Mustang.” John Rathwell is a local financial planner, car enthusiast and freelance writer.


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Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013


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Tyson Nguyen, 2, works at building a castle with the sand at Red Deer’s Rotary Park playground one morning this week rather than joining the other kids on the equipment. Several families visited the park to enjoy the nearby trails, picnic area and the nice weather.

Stepdad’s leering makes woman uncomfortable Dear Annie: I am a 20-year-old college student and kind ways to tell her. Grandma likely doesn’t notice live at home during the summer with my mom and her body odor. You need to let her know, nicely, that stepdad. she needs to be more thorough. You can offer to help The problem is, my stepdad her shower; you can contact the Visiting Nurse Asmakes me uncomfortable. He sociation ( or hire a nurse’s aide to is a porn addict. come regularly; you can discuss the possibility of reHe leaves girlie magazines modeling her bathroom to make it more accessible; all over the house and downyou can look into a transfer bench that lifts her into loads porn on our home comthe tub area; you can bring her to your place if it has puter. a shower stall or even to your local health club. As if that isn’t awkward Also, please check to be sure her laundry is getenough, he is always looking ting done. (Offer to do it for her.) Finally, your family at my body. He also checks might want to discuss with Grandma the possibility out my sisters. It is so unnervof moving into a senior facility that is set up to alleviing that I refuse to wear shorts ate such limitations. around him. Worst of all, I Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Depressed in can’t wear a swimsuit, knowHiding,” the 16-year-old high school girl who is deMITCHELL ing he will be gawking at me. pressed and anxious and has resorted to self-harm. I can’t go a day without She is afraid to tell her parents because she believes & SUGAR worrying that he is ogling me. they will hate her. What can I do? — Not So Home My heart goes out to her. I, too, have battled deSweet Home pression and was afraid to seek help. It’s too easy to Dear Not: What a charming feel that no one will understand and they might even father figure you have. Is your mother aware that her be angry. But the truth is, admitting you need help is husband checks you out and makes you uncomfort- one of the most powerful things a person can do and able? is the first step in getting better. People DO underShe should know. In the meantime, spend as little stand. time around him as possible. Don’t sunbathe in the If she is having suicidal thoughts, I strongly sugbackyard. Go to a friend’s house or to the local pool gest she ask her parents to bring her to the local or beach. If you catch him staring at your body, con- emergency room, where she could be seen by somefront him directly and tell him to stop. one right away. Sweetie, you are not alone! — Sherry Also, talk to your sisters about his behaviour and in Montreal make sure they are OK. Don’t be afraid to speak up Dear Sherry: We appreciate that so many of our on their behalf. readers wrote to support this young woman and offer Dear Annie: My grandma is 84 years old and still words of encouragement. able to live independently. I spent time in her home To all of our Muslim readers: Happy Eid. a few years ago and discovered that she no longer showers because she is afraid of slipping. Please email your quesIt also is too hard for her to step over the lip of tions to anniesmailbox@ the bathtub. She even bought a shower stool, but, or write to: Anfor whatever reason, she doesn’t use it. Instead, she nie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators cleans herself with a rag and soap. Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Grandma has a distinct body odor that is get- Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. ting progressively worse, and it’s hard to be close to WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE her. I think she’d want to know this, but I don’t want Our Àyer distributed between Aug. 7 - 9 and effective Aug. 9 to hurt her feelings. Is 15, 2013. Page 8: Coloured Denim (#30671402/3/4/5) at $17. there any way to politely Due to unforeseen circumstances, the blue colour has been tell her? — Trying To Get delayed. We anticipate delivery by August 15. Granny To Shower We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Dear Trying: There are







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