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Menacing storm clouds passed through the Red Deer on the evening of Aug. 15. Local photographer Brian Constantine captured this image along Hwy 2A just north of Innisfail.
Cost to fix flood damage: more than $5B BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says provincial estimates show “well over” $5 billion will be needed to rebuild infrastructure after severe flooding in June. Talking on Calgary radio station CHQR, Redford
said she has spoken with the prime minister about rebuilding costs. Redford said Stephen Harper understands that the federal government will be responsible for covering part of the bill. She and Harper sat together last week at a flood-aid concert in Calgary. “Our estimates right now is that we are looking at well over $5 billion in terms of infrastructure re-
Council votes in favour of Canada Winter Games bid BY CRYSTAL RHYNO AND MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer’s bid for the 2019 Canada Winter Games may not include hosting synchronized swimming locally. Council voted in favour of the bid Monday, hosting all sports locally except for an off-site venue and athletes village for synchronized swimming. Having to move synchronized swimming out of the city re-awakened the debate of a new swimming facility in Red Deer. Councillors debated public consultation about a new swimming facility in relation to their bid for the games, but ultimately approved the bid and moving synchronized swimming off-site.
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Mayor Morris Flewwelling said the motion approving the bid does not preclude the city from going beyond it. “Given the work that has already been done and given the potential this community has in terms of its location, facilities, volunteers and readiness we’re going to put on a winter games the likes of which this country has never seen,” said Flewwelling. Administration recommended placing a bid to host all sports locally with synchronized swimming to be held at a secondary site in either Calgary or Edmonton. Council heard the bid would come with an estimated $22.1 million capital price tag to ensure all existing facilities are up to technical standards.
Council paved the way for a five-floor senior’s care facility to be built on Taylor Drive near 67th Street. Voting 7 to 2 with Coun. Tara Veer and Frank Wong against, they approved the re-zoning a section of land off of Taylor Drive to allow the construction of a five-storey Points West Living Senior’s care facility at Monday’s council meeting. The facility is adjacent established light industrial buildings and two raised concerns about the proposed senior’s care facility. Derold Clark, president of both Blue Rock Management Ltd. and Canalta Controls Ltd., owns property adjacent to the site.
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build,” she told CHQR on Monday. “Part of that is going to be financed through the federal government and the prime minister has made a commitment to that, which we are grateful for, and part of it will come from provincial revenue.”
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched an investigation after an online video surfaced recently that allegedly showed the harmful release of salmon back into the wild from boat decks. The video was filmed during a pink-salmon fishery just south of Kitimat, B.C., on the province’s North Coast, and appears to show other species of salmon lying unsorted on boat decks for as long as six minutes before being tossed or kicked off the side. North Coast area director Mel Kotyk called the images disturbing and questioned whether fishing vessels are “acting in accordance with their license.” “Under the Fisheries Act (non-targeted fish) must be returned the ocean in the quickest and least harmful manner possible,” he said, adding the department has requested the raw footage from the Watershed Watch Salmon Society, the environmental advocacy group that posted the video last week. A spokesman for the Canadian Fishing Company, which is owned by the Jim Pattison Group, welcomed the investigation. “We have taken strong action in terms of re-instructing our fleet in how to properly care for fish that are released into the water,” said company spokesman Rob Morley. “We continue to believe that the majority of the fleet are doing a good job. We certainly don’t want to see poor practices.” Morley said improving the industry is always a goal. “We’re always interested in looking at cost-effective solutions that can improve the situation, but it’s a big fishery with thousands of vessels participating, and a lot of people have to be consulted to figure out what those measures may be.”
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BID: Option had least effect on capital budget Building an aquatic facility to host synchronized swimming along with the other facility upgrades would cost in the neighbourhood of $71.5 million. Shelley Gagnon, Recreation, Parks and Culture manager, said the city put together what they felt was the best economically advantageous and financially sustainable and strongest bid possible for the city. She said this option would have the least impact on the capital budget. Gagnon told council the community must demonstrate the ability to host all sports in the games with the appropriate venues, field of play standards and support space requirements. She said the venues must be a maximum of a 30-minute travel time (with some exceptions) and the community must have a strong history of hosting major sporting events. The community must also be 90 minutes away from a major airport. Gagnon told council that the city is well-positioned for a successful bid. The budget implications will be considered during the 10-year Capital Plan deliberations in November 2013. The city will also consider pursue discussions with community partners like Red Deer College on the construction of a multiplex to host short track speed skating and with Canyon Ski Resort to meet the technical requirements to host most of the alpine, freestyle and snowboard sports. In the past, the federal and provincial governments have committed $3 million each in capital funding. More details are expected to come at the official bid meeting. In terms of operating, in past games both governments have contributed $8.1 million each to the games. Council also agreed to submit a letter of intent to bid and to pay $12,000, the first portion of the bid fee. The deadline for letters of intent to bid is Nov.29, 2013. The shortlist of cities will be announced in February 2014. In September 2014, the successful bid community will be announced. The Winter and Summer Games alternate every two years, and each province and territory takes their turn. The last time Alberta hosted Canada Games, they were Winter Games held in Grande
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The flowing water, wading pool and waterfall at Discovery Canyon continues to be a popular place to keep cool on a warm day. The park is open daily through the summer months weather permitting. Prairie in 1995. In other council news: z City council set the clear message — pay your taxes on time. Council received 15 requests for property tax penalty cancellations of a total of 91 properties totally roughly $20, 633.84. Council voted not to waive the penalty cancellation requests. “It is not our money,” said Mayor Morris Flewwelling. “If it was my money I might do it differently. It is public money. And we have to do what we believe is publicly acceptable for the majority of our public.”
ESTIMATES: Sketchy at best Estimates of the total cost of the unprecedented floods have been sketchy at best. The province pledged an initial $1 billion in the first few days after the disaster hit and announced that previous plans to balance the budget were out the window. The federal government has always said that it will be there to help once the tab is in. While speaking with reporters later Monday, Redford wasn’t clear about what exactly $5 billion estimate includes. She stressed it was an evolving figure. “It’s been eight weeks. It’s still early days,” she said. On the radio, she repeated her warning that tough times are ahead as the province tries to fit such a large cost into its budget. However, she told reporters while touring an Edmonton high school which is undergoing renovations, that infrastructure commitments in the province’s spring budget can still be met. “We can continue to have an operating budget that balances and then we can invest in infrastructure by going to capital markets and ensuring the infrastructure that needs to be in place today for our communities can still be there,” she said. She noted the province has saved money in other areas so far this year and there is approximately $2 billion to $3 billion in its savings account that can be used to cover flooding costs. While flooding only affected communities in the southern part of the province, Redford told her radio audience she believes Alberta taxpayers understand that the costs must be borne by everyone. “When you talk to people across the province, a lot of people who live in watersheds that could have also been impacted understand that this time it was High River and Calgary, but it could have just as easily been them.
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He voiced his concern with placing a senior’s living facility that close to industrial operations, specifically odours. “Main concern is the smells coming from the area there are paint and welding shops in that area and the wind carries it into that area,” said Clark. Clark had plans to expand, but put on hold when this proposal came up. Nearby Schlumberger also raised some concerns about putting a multi-family assisted living facility near their facility. They said in a letter they have large service vehicle traffic, chemical storage, pressure testing and wash bays, common in light industrial areas, but not commonplace in commercial or residential. “Our processes are designed to mitigate and eliminate accidents or incidences that can occur in an oilfield environment. However, residents of a multi-use facility, as is being proposed, might have unsubstantiated and uneducated concerns about our operations and cause issue,” said Penny Christiensen, Schlumberger regional facilities manager. Red Deer’s social planning department had identified a strong demand for this housing and care option in the community. Emergency services did not object to the rezoning, but had concerns over their ability to evacuate the building given its proximity to the industrial buildings. More concerns were raised over noise, dust and odour from the neighbouring industrial zones. Coun. Paul Harris and Mayor Morris Flewwelling pointed out that under current zoning those in the nearby light industrial zone are not supposed to pollute or emit odours, noise, dust or other nuisances. Harris said most of the concerns raised are not typically dealt with at the zoning level, but instead at the development phase, which comes next. He also said council should trust the process and that by approving the re-zoning, it allows the development phase of construction to deal with odour, noise and dust issues from the nearby industrial area. The proposed senior care facility would employee about 100 people. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Care strategy needed: poll BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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CALGARY — A poll released by the Canadian Medical Association says most people want a national strategy for seniors health care which includes an emphasis on keeping them in their homes as long as possible. The Ipsos Reid poll, done annually as part of the association’s national report card on health issues, said that 93 per cent of those surveyed indicated any such plan should address care at homes, hospitals, hospices and long-term facilities. An equal number suggested the entire system could be improved by keeping seniors at home as long as possible, thereby lightening the load on hospitals and nursing homes. “The results of this year’s CMA report card send a clear and direct message to policy-makers and public office-holders that all levels of government need to act to address the demographic tsunami that is heading toward the health-care system,” association president Dr. Anna Reid said in a release. Reid said research shows it costs $126 a day to
provide care for a patient in long-term care versus $842 a day in a hospital. But making it easier for seniors to stay at home while getting the care they need would be the preferred and most “cost-effective option,” she said. The poll, conducted between July 17 and July 26 by phone with 1,000 Canadians, has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, plus or minus, 19 times out of 20. Other results from the poll found 89 per cent of those surveyed believed a national approach to seniors care should involve federal, provincial, territorial and municipal levels of government. And 78 per cent suggested the federal government has an important role to play in developing a strategy. Only four out of 10 felt that hospitals and longterm care facilities in their area could handle the needs of seniors not able to stay at home. The same proportion said they were confident in the current health system’s ability to serve Canada’s aging popu-
lation. “The anxiety Canadians have about health care in their so-called golden years is both real and wellfounded,” Reid noted. “Let there be no doubt that a national strategy for seniors health care should be a federal priority.” Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose addressed the medical association’s annual convention Monday morning. “As soon as a federal minister says the words ’national strategy,’ a lot of provinces flinch a little, so we don’t talk about those kind of things until we talk to our colleagues in the provinces and territories,” Ambrose said after her speech. The new health minister, who said the government intends to improve care through innovation and research, acknowledged the results of the survey weren’t unexpected. “It’s no surprise to me or any health minister — or probably any Canadian — (that) the demographic crunch . . . is looming. There’s already a lot of pressure on the health-care system, but there will only be more pressure on the health-care system.” The convention runs until Wednesday.
Little consensus on assisted suicide Health minister among doctors at convention focuses on BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The issue of doctor-assisted suicide generated plenty of debate, but little consensus at the Canadian Medical Association’s annual convention Monday. “I do think that Canadians and Canadian physicians are actually quite deeply divided on this issue and we certainly heard in our deliberations that there seemed to be many different viewpoints about how we should approach this,” said association president Dr. Anna Reid, after a panel discussion on the issue. “This is the reason we’re having the debate — society is leading the debate and we feel as physicians we need to actually start finding out what our members feel.” Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose, who spent the day at the convention, acknowledged that doctor-assisted suicide is an emotional issue for many Canadians, but she said her government isn’t planning changes to laws that make euthanasia and assisted suicide illegal in Canada. “You know all of us think about the issue because we have elderly grandparents and elderly parents and I think it is on the mind of many because Quebec has introduced their legislation,” Ambrose said. “Parliament voted in 2010 to not change its position on this issue so, at this time, we don’t have any intention of changing our position. It’s not surprising that these kinds of debates are happening within the physician community.” The Quebec government plans to hold public hearings in the fall on its controversial right-to-die
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legislation, which was tabled earlier this year. The bill essentially outlines the conditions necessary for someone to get medical assistance to die. The legislation followed a landmark, bipartisan committee report tabled in 2012 that suggested doctors be allowed in exceptional circumstances to help the terminally ill die, if that is what the patients want. The federal government says it will review Quebec’s legislation, setting the stage for a possible showdown between Ottawa and the province’s sovereigntist government. Quebec argues that delivery of health-care services lies within provincial jurisdiction and maintains it is on firm legal ground with the bill — the first of its kind in Canada. The president of the Quebec Medical Association was involved in Monday’s debate, saying his province is ahead of the rest of the country on the issue. “Medical aid in dying is a medical service that’s within the continuity of life care. It’s aimed at helping the patient die under strict conditions at the patient’s request,” said Dr. Laurent Marcoux. “It’s not legalizing euthanasia for us — it’s something new. It’s a way to care for the patient at the end of his life.” Former senator Sharon Carstairs said euthanasia and assisted suicide have been studied at the Senate level with little success in developing a consensus. “What we did come to a very serious conclusion about was that Canadians are not dying well,” Carstairs said. “They were dying in intractable pain, they were attached to machines they didn’t wish to be, they were poorly served by physicians who quite frankly didn’t know what a good death was.”
termine what’s causing the reported mobility issues. Merck said sales of Zilmax in Canada and the U.S. totalled $159 million last year. “We’re in constant links with Health Canada,” Merck spokeswoman Ani Armenian said in an interview Monday. “The safety audit that is being run by Merck is taking into account mostly U.S.-based organizations or people, but there might be the possibility that Canada might be involved.” Food giant Tyson Foods Inc. said last week it will no longer accept cattle that have been fed with the additive after noticing some of them were having difficulty walking. International food producer Cargill said it would continue accepting Zilmax-fed cattle, including at its Canadian facilities.
is 35, is charged with first-degree murder of Daleen Bosse. In 2008, four years after 25-year-old Bosse had been reported as missing, the married mother’s burned remains were found about 20 kilometres north of Saskatoon. Hales was charged shortly after. Lawyer Bob Hrycan says unless Hales demands are met, he will request a stay of proceedings. Hrycan says Hales is legally blind and can’t view the evidence against him. “If he is not provided with adequate eye wear, it will be the equivalent of putting him in court and placing a blindfold on him,” Hrycan said. The prosecution can compress the evidence it has against Hales onto a flash drive or USB stick, the lawyer said, adding Hales has been asking for a laptop for more than a year. Crown prosecutor Robin Ritter said he will oppose all requests. “I’ve never seen this before. On those two issues, and the application for a stay because of that, the Crown is opposing those applications. Our concern is that the administration of justice be enhanced and continue and a trial take place.”
TORONTO — Health Canada says it’s keeping an eye on reports from the U.S. that a supplement designed to bulk up cattle before slaughter may be causing the animals lameness or difficulty in moving. The Canadian health regulator said it has not received any reports of adverse reactions among cattle being fed with Zilmax in the Canadian marketplace, but it’s communicating with the makers of the drug to stay “apprised of the situation.” Health Canada is also working with the U.S. Food SASKATOON — A Saskatoon man charged with and Drug Administration to “ensure a collaborative killing a woman and burning her body wants the approach,” the agency says in an email. court to give him eyeglasses and a laptop before his Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) announced Friday that it was temporarily suspending sales of Zilmax, which trial starts. Douglas Hales, who contains zilpaterol, in Canada and the U.S. FUTURE SHOP - Correction Notice pending a safety review. In the August 16 flyer, page 20, the Energy Connoisseur The drugmaker said Tower Speaker (CF-30) (WebCode: 10111879) was advertised it will be closely trackwith an incorrect price. Please be advised that the tower ing cattle that have been speaker is $399.99 EACH NOT $399.99 a pair. We sincerely fed with the supplement apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our from the feeding yard to valued customers. the slaughterhouse to de49037H20
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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — New federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose focused much of her first speech to doctors Wednesday on the need to tackle domestic violence. She told delegates to the Canadian Medical Association convention that the social issue costs society at least $7.4 billion a year, of which roughly $6 billion goes to medical treatment and psychological services. “You are often the first to interact with patients who are dealing with family violence, and research shows you are the ones that victims are mostly likely to disclose abuse to,” she said. “I have now asked the Public Health Agency of Canada to identify opportunities and partnerships that will help end family violence in Canada within the health portfolio.” Ambrose also expressed a need to renew attention on research and innovation. She listed several priorities: health of aboriginal people, new approaches to public health issues and working with provinces and organizations to improve the system. Ambrose, who took over the portfolio in a recent cabinet shuffle, told delegates to the association’s annual convention that she was there to listen and learn. “I’m pleased to have this opportunity ... to hear from you, to listen to you and forge a true partnership with you,” she said.
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Staying clear of Egypt strife FOREIGN INTERVENTION WOULD BE FUTILE It’s a silly question, obviously, but it still has to be asked: What, if anything, should the rest of the world do about the tragedy in Egypt? The same question has been hanging in the air about the even greater Syrian tragedy for well over a year now, and it is starting to come up again GWYNNE in Iraq as well. DYER All three of the biggest countries in the heart of the Arab world are now in a state of actual or incipient civil war. The death toll in the Syria civil war last month was 4,400 people. More than 1,000 people were killed by bombs and bullets last month in Iraq, the bloodiest month in the past five years. And at least 1,000 people have been killed in Egypt in the past week, the vast majority of them unarmed civilians murdered by the army. You will note that I did not write “killed in clashes.” That’s the sort of weasel-word formula that the media use when they do not want to offend powerful friends. Let’s be plain: the Egyptian army is deliberately massacring supporters of the democratically elected Muslim Brotherhood government that it overthrew in June (whom
it now brands as “terrorists”) in order to terrorize them into submission. The “deep state” is coming back in Egypt, and the useful idiots who now believe that the army is on their side, the secular democrats of the left and the opportunistic Noor Party on the religious right, will in due course find themselves back in the same old police stations, being tortured by the same old goons. So should outsiders just stand by and watch it all happen? What are the alternatives? Well, U.S. President Barack Obama told the generals off in no uncertain terms after the biggest massacre on Aug. 14. “We appreciate the complexity of the situation,” he said sternly. “We recognize that change takes time,” he added, his anger mounting steadily. “There are going to be false starts and difficult days,” he said, almost shaking with rage. “We know that democratic transitions are measured not in months or even years but sometimes in generations,” he concluded, “but our traditional co-operation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back.” And with that, he cancelled the Bright Star joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercise that was scheduled for September. The Egyptian generals must have been trembling in their boots. Just in case they weren’t, Obama added that “I’ve asked my national security team to assess the implications
of the actions taken by the (Egyptian) interim government and further steps we may take as necessary with respect to the U.S.-Egyptian relationship.” Curiously, the Egyptian generals did not stop killing people upon hearing all this. The inaction of the United States is due to two causes. First, the only major leverage at Obama’s disposal, cancelling the annual $1.3 billion in aid that Washington gives to the Egyptian army, is no threat at all. It would instantly be replaced, and probably increased, by the rich and conservative Arab monarchies of the Gulf that heartily approve of the Egyptian army’s coup. Secondly, Washington remains transfixed by the notion that its alliance with Egypt is important for American security. This hoary myth dates back to the long-gone days when the U.S. depended heavily on importing oil from the Gulf, and almost all of it had to pass through Egypt’s Suez Canal. Today less than ten per cent of the oil burned in America comes from the Middle East, and new domestic production from fracking is shrinking that share even further. Even if Obama understood that Egypt is not a vital American strategic interest and ended U.S. military aid to the country, it would only be a gesture (although a desirable one). The International Monetary Fund has already broken off talks on a large new loan to Egypt, and the European Union is talking about cutting aid to the country, but there are no decisive measures
available to anybody outside the Arab world, and no willingness to act within it. There will be no major military intervention in Syria either, although outside countries both within the Arab world and beyond it will continue to drip-feed supplies to their preferred side. And the Iraqi government’s request on Friday for renewed U.S. military aid to stave off renewed civil war there has no hope of success. Getting involved again militarily in Iraq would be political suicide for Obama. So what’s left of the Arab spring? On the face of it, not much. Tunisia, where the first democratic revolution started three years ago, still totters forward, and there is more democracy in Morocco than there used to be, but that’s about it. The non-violent democratic revolutions that have worked so well in many other parts of the world are not doing very well in the Arab world. There may be many reasons for this, but one stands out above all the others. In the Arab world, unlike most other places, two rival solutions to the existing autocracy, poverty and oppression compete for popular support: democracy and Islamism. The result, in one country after another, is that the autocrats exploit that division to retain or regain power. Democracy may win in the end, but it is going to be a very long struggle. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist.
Short on brains and compassion How can we best describe the shooters who opened fire recently on birds and other pond-dwelling creatures in a Nature Conservancy of Canada property east of Pine Lake? How about: ‘If their brains were gunpowder, they wouldn’t have enough to blow their noses.’ Area biologist Myrna Pearman came across the results of the shooting spree last week while checking bluebird nesting boxes in the area. The wetlands are set aside by the federal government under its conservancy program to protect wildlife habitat. RICK Pearman found a muskZEMANEK rat, baby terns and a coot all slaughtered. And that’s just what she observed from the shore. She also found 80 spent shotgun shells, three highpowered rifle casings and two dozen spent .22-calibre casings. “I just couldn’t bear to launch the kayaks (her team was carrying), so we just walked up and down the ditch,” said Pearman, operations manager of the Ellis Bird Farm east of Blackfalds. “We dragged out the two baby terms, which are protected migratory birds. And we found the muskrat.” There were also
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dead birds floating beyond their reach. Given the amount of spent gun casings found, those responsible spent some time blasting away. It would have been like shooting fish in a barrel. For the most part, these water-dwelling creatures show little fear of humans, because the habitat is protected. In fact, the area is protected under provincial and federal legislation. Such federal conservancy areas are gems of nature, where the public, especially children, can observe undisturbed nature at its finest. It can be a wonderful learning experience — unless some idiot blows it apart. “I’m just very upset people would be so irresponsible and so heartless,” said Pearman of the shootings. She reported the incident to Alberta’s Report a Poacher program, which, much like Crime Stoppers, allows the public to report possible infractions in confidence. An investigation has been launched by the government. Ken Kranrod of the Report a Poacher program said the public typically thinks poaching is all about hunting without a licence, or killing more animals than allowed. But legislation also includes abandoning, destroying or wasting animals. “Definitely in this case, whoever did this, by essentially shooting and wasting these animals, that’s poaching,” said Kranrod. “It’s a really ugly thing that happens.”
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It’s impossible to fathom what joy people experience in blasting away at peaceful, harmless creatures. This isn’t the first time Pearman has come across such moronic behaviour at an local wetlands area. In June 2012, she was shocked to discover that a number of water birds were used as target practice in an area near Red Deer frequented by bird watchers and naturalists. Empty beer cans were found nearby. Particularly heartbreaking was the disappearance of a family of protected migratory birds known as eared grebes. Pearman had been photographing this rare species from the time of hatching, until the youngsters were old enough to take tours around the pond, safely riding on the backs of their parents. Pearman imagined the worst. “I’m resigned to the fact they also shot them. ... These are innocent parents feeding their babes and these are an uncommon species, especially the grebes.” There we no arrests in the 2012 incident. But it’s not too late. Provincial budget cuts have dramatically reduced the number of wildlife officers on patrol. Report a Poacher was established to fill that void, urging the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities. The phone number is 1-800-642-3800. If you know anything about either of these crimes, you should speak up. No good can come from condoning the deadly mix of stupidity and firearms use. Rick Zemanek is a retired Advocate editor.
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Officer faces rare second-degree MacKay talks murder charge in shooting death legal crackdown BY ALLISON JONES THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A Toronto police officer is facing a rare murder charge in the death of a young man who was shot multiple times while apparently wielding a knife on an empty streetcar. Const. James Forcillo was charged Monday with second-degree murder in 18-year-old Sammy Yatim’s death last month. The shooting was captured on cellphone and surveillance video on which nine shots can be heard, seconds after shouts for Yatim to drop a knife. The final six shots appear to come after Yatim had already fallen to the floor of the streetcar and he is Tasered. It’s not known how many of the shots hit Yatim, but Ontario’s police watchdog — the Special Investigations Unit — has said the young man was shot multiple times. The videos sparked outrage and prompted hundreds of people to take to the streets in two separate marches, demanding justice for Yatim. His family released a statement Monday saying they are relieved by the charge, but hope the SIU will look into the actions of the supervising officers and other officers who were on scene “for their lack of intervention in this tragedy.” “Over 20 uniformed police officers were present and no one stepped forward to stop the gun shots or offer any mediation,” the family wrote. “Moving forward we expect complete transparency and accountability. We want to work now to ensure that Sammy’s blood wasn’t wasted and to prevent any other families from enduring such a tragedy.” Yatim’s sister took to Twitter to share her reaction to news of the charge. “The SIU charged the cop with 2nd degree murder!!! Good morning JUSTICE,” tweeted Sarah Yatim. If convicted, Forcillo would be the first Toronto cop to go to
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Toronto police officer James Forcillo is facing a rare murder charge in the death of a young man who was shot multiple times while apparently wielding a knife on a streetcar. prison on an SIU charge. Since the agency’s inception in 1990, 10 other police officers have been charged with second-degree murder or manslaughter, but only one was convicted, and that was overturned on appeal. Forcillo has arranged through his lawyer to turn himself in this morning, at which time he will be taken into custody and appear in court, the SIU said in a statement. Since the officer has received threats, the SIU would not say where Forcillo will surrender himself. Toronto Police Association President Mike McCormack said he is concerned for Forcillo’s safety in and out of custody. “We’re always concerned when one of our officers goes before the courts or gets remanded in custody,” McCormack said. “We’ll ensure just like anybody else that somebody who’s vulnerable is protected...We’ve had death threats against this officer.” Peter Brauti, the lawyer representing Forcillo, could not imme-
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diately be reached for comment. But McCormack spoke to Forcillo and said though he wasn’t surprised by the charge, he was disappointed. “He’s obviously upset about the charge, the nature of the charge, concerned about it,” McCormack said. “It’s definitely had an adverse impact on his life.” In Saskatoon on Monday, federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay called it a “very tragic case.” “It highlights a number of important issues, not the least of which is issues that pertain to mental health questions — police training,” MacKay said. The SIU, which investigates deaths, injuries or allegations of sexual assault involving police, has investigated more than 100 firearm deaths since 1990. Forcillo is the third to be charged with second-degree murder. One of the other officers was acquitted, while the second had his charge dismissed, though that decision is under appeal. Eight police officers have been charged with manslaughter in Ontario since 1990 — four of them for the same death — and all were acquitted. Not all were firearm deaths. In addition to the SIU’s investigation, Toronto’s police chief has said retired justice Dennis O’Connor will lead a separate review of police procedures, use of force and police response to emotionally disturbed people in the wake of Sammy Yatim’s death. Chief Bill Blair has said he understands the public has many questions about police conduct in Yatim’s case and has said O’Connor’s review will be “extraordinary” in its scope. Ontario’s ombudsman has also launched an investigation, probing what kind of direction the provincial government provides to police for defusing conflict situations. Andre Marin has said Yatim’s shooting raises the question of whether it’s time for Ontario to have consistent and uniform guidelines on how police should de-escalate situations before they lead to the use of force.
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — Justice Minister Peter MacKay is talking about cracking down on drunk driving, sexual predators and cyberbullying, while doing more to help victims. MacKay made the comments in his first speech to the Canadian Bar Association since taking over the justice portfolio. He told the crowd in Saskatoon that he intends to move forward on a bill of rights for victims after hearing heartwrenching stories from people who were frustrated with the legal process. “First, I think it’s fair to say that many have recognized that significant improvements have occurred,” MacKay said Monday. “But second, I’ve heard many victims who still feel the system is failing and they don’t feel that thus far it is meeting their needs. They want the system reformed to include them in a more substantial way. “We’ve heard that victims want to understand what is happening to them, what is going on around them throughout the process and they need to know that, in fact, their rights will be protected. And that these rights will at least be moving in the same direction as the rights of the offenders in fact enjoy.” The minister also said more will done to help stop cyberbullying. In a news conference after the speech, MacKay, who was once a Crown prosecutor in Nova Scotia, said legislation could come this fall. “The inappropriate transmission of intimate images without consent is a crime and there are certain, I think, legislative gaps now that we’ve identified in the Criminal Code that we hope to plug as soon as this fall if we can get those amendments properly drafted and before Parliament in the coming session,” he said. A report commissioned after the suicide of a Nova Scotia teen said there should be a law against distributing intimate photos without someone’s consent. Rehtaeh Parsons hanged herself in April and was taken off life-support three days later. Her family alleges the 17-year-old was sexually assaulted by four boys and a digital photograph of the incident was passed around her school. Ottawa, the provinces and territories released a report in July that said the law as it stands doesn’t go far enough to protect victims of this type of online exploitation. MacKay was also asked Monday to weigh in on another report, this one from the Canadian Bar Association. The group released a report Sunday that described access to justice in Canada as “abysmal.” It said the harshest consequences would be on the poorest people. Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, who also spoke at the conference, described access to justice is a growing problem for many Canadians.
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Harper says will prorogue Parliament BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE — Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed Monday he intends to pull the plug on what has been a tumultuous session of Parliament that saw his Conservative government rocked to its core by a scandal over Senate expenses. Harper said he will ask the Governor General to prorogue Parliament, hitting the reset button on a parliamentary session dominated by relentless opposition attacks over senatorial spending shenanigans — and how the Prime Minister’s Office tried to make the scandal go away. As a result, instead of gathering in the House of Commons next month as originally scheduled, federal MPs will reconvene on Parliament Hill sometime in October for a new speech from the throne that will set out the government’s agenda. “There will be a new throne speech in the fall,” Harper said during a news conference in Whitehorse, the first of several stops on his annual week-long tour of northern Canada. “Obviously, the House will be prorogued in anticipation of that. We will come back — October is our tentative timing — and we will obviously have some unfulfilled commitments that we will continue to work on.” The time has come for a new parliamentary agenda because most of the promises the Conservatives made in the last election have been fulfilled, Harper said. The economy will remain the primary focus, he added. “The No. 1 priority for this government, I do not have to tell you, will continue to be jobs and the economy.”
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper pauses as he answers a question following a statement in Whitehorse on Monday. Harper’s political rivals wasted little time in accusing him of dodging accountability. “People aren’t going to be fooled. This is clearly a desperate government worn out by ethical scandals and mismanagement,” NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said in a statement. “Stephen Harper refuses to answer legitimate questions from the public.” Deputy Liberal leader Ralph Goodale said Harper is trying to avoid answering questions about his former chief of staff’s $90,000 cheque to Sen. Mike Duffy and the questionable travel claims of Sen. Pamela Wallin. “Stephen Harper and his PMO are under fire for several scandals — from the recent Wallin report into potentially fraudulent expenses to the $90,000
cheque in the Wright-Duffy Affair — and are obviously keen to avoid questions and scrutiny by Parliament,” Goodale said in a statement. “While starting a new session is an appropriate way to provide direction, Parliament has been on a summer recess since June and the prime minister has had plenty of time to write a throne speech.” Harper was also asked whether he would be leading the Conservatives into the next election, a question that elicited a chuckle from the prime minister. “The answer to the last question is, of course, yes,” he said as partisan supporters cheered. “I’m actually disappointed you feel the need to ask that question.”
It’s not the first time Harper has used prorogation, a standard parliamentary tool that has the effect of cancelling the bulk of any legislation that’s still before the House. In December 2008, Harper prorogued rather than face a vote of nonconfidence when his Conservatives held a minority government and the Liberals, New Democrats and Bloc Quebecois were threatening his grip on power. He prorogued again the following year, halting House of Commons committee hearings into the treatment of Afghan detainees and killing a number of pieces of legislation. Prorogation jumped into the headlines again last fall when then-Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, embroiled in a number of scandals, resigned as Liberal leader and called a halt to business at the provincial legislature. In Ottawa, Senate reform legislation is just one of several bills that will die on the order paper. That bill — which would set nineyear term limits for senators and create a mechanism for elections to the upper chamber — is a version of previously introduced legislation from 2010. A controversy over expense claims has engulfed the Senate in recent months. The RCMP are currently investigating a number of senators — Duffy and former Conservative colleague Patrick Brazeau, as well as ex-Liberal Mac Harb. The Senate has also asked the Mounties to look into Wallin, another former Conservative who has been ordered to repay some $121,000 in disallowed travel claims, and will likely be required to pay even more.
Family of autistic boy asked to leave community or have him euthanized BY THE CANADIAN PRESS NEWCASTLE, Ont. — An Ontario community is rallying around the family of a 13-year-old autistic boy after his grandmother received an anonymous letter telling them to either leave the neighbourhood or have the boy euthanized. Brenda Millson, of Newscastle, Ont., said she was shocked when she read the letter, which arrived in her mailbox on Friday. The author of the typed one-page letter claimed to be a mother who lived in the neighbourhood and was upset at the noises Millson’s grandson Max made when he was outside. The letter went on to say the boy’s “noise polluting whaling,” scared the author’s “normal children.” It also included statements such as “he is a hindrance to everyone and will always be that way” and “do the right thing and move or euthanize him.” Millson said she immediately reported the letter to police. She said Max lives with his parents and older
brother in Oshawa, Ont., but he had been visiting her home in Newcastle. She said the author of the letter may have assumed she is Max’s mother. “At first I couldn’t believe what I was reading,” she said, adding that she was shaking in disbelief. “It’s just so sick.” Durham regional police said they have been investigating since Friday and that they are taking the letter seriously. Max’s mother, Karla Begley, 44, who is in a wheelchair with multiple sclerosis, said police told her they had never seen a letter “that despicable.” The only hostility the family had sensed in the Newcastle neighbourhood was four years ago, she said. At the time, Max loved to throw a ball in the backyard and as he often threw it over fences, Millson had written her name and address on it, Begley said. One day it arrived in the yard tattered, she said. “They took the time to shred the ball with scissors and throw it back over.”
Begley added the family did not know what yard the ball was thrown into. Millson said Max is a wonderful, sweet and lovable boy with a 16-year-old brother who was “infuriated” and “disgusted” by the letter. Millson said the letter is “pretty gutless.” On Sunday night, at least 120 people waited outside the home for more than an hour in order show their support, Begley said. Families with autistic children drove in from Oshawa to show their support. “Max was high-fiving everyone. He didn’t understand but knew it was for him,” Millson said. Begley said support for the family following the letter has been “bittersweet,” adding it’s too bad it took such a letter to bring attention to a special needs child. “It’s just a reminder, you know, you’ve got to treat these kids like they need to be treated,” Begley said. “They just want to belong.”
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Alberta keeps the upper hand PROVINCE SETS NEW RULES ON INDUSTRY, ABORIGINAL CONSULTATION, GROUP OBJECTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Alberta has set new rules on how resource industries must deal with aboriginal bands, despite the objections of at least one group that says the policy is designed to keep government in the driver’s seat. “Government has the complete upper hand,” Eriel Deranger, a spokeswoman for the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, said Monday. “We don’t want government to be developing stuff for us; we want to be developing things in partnership with governments.” The final draft of how Alberta will conduct legally required consultation with ab-
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original bands over resource development was quietly released Friday afternoon. The document, which will affect almost every company seeking to advance new resource projects, came after years of talks and is intended to reform an approach that all parties have agreed needs improvement. Both industry and First Nations have said consultation, while required under the Constitution, has been too vague and too often ends up in expensive, time-consuming court procedures. “The focus has been on ensuring the policy respects treaty rights and provides for orderly resource development on Crown land for the benefit of all Albertans,” Kevin Zahara, spokesman for Aboriginal Affairs Minister Robin Campbell, said in an email
to The Canadian Press announcing the policy’s release. “Based on feedback from First Nations and industry, the policy was revised to indicate that reconciliation is the basis for consultation.” Nobody from the department was available to answer questions on Monday. Under the new rules, expected to come into effect this fall, a single government office is to set standards for when consultation is required and how much is enough. It is also to outline what would be necessary for what kind of project. A levy on industry is to be imposed to ensure First Nations have enough resources to fully participate.
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Feds defend wireless policy
Salaries projected to rise A new survey of employers suggests Canadian salaries will be going up next year, but perhaps not by as much as this year. The Hay Group survey found Canadian employees can expect a salary boost of 2.6 per cent in 2014, down from this year’s projection of 2.9 per cent. As has been the case recently, the clear divide in salary growth expectations is location, with resourcerich provinces coming in at between 3.2 and 4.0 per cent, while the rest range from 2.1 to 2.6 per cent. Salaries are expected to rise by four per cent in Newfoundland next year, 3.4 per cent in Saskatchewan and 3.2 per cent in Alberta. By sectors, the survey finds the biggest gains are expected among employees in the oil and gas, services, credit union and chemical industries. According to Statistics Canada’s latest data, average hourly wages rose only 1.8 per cent in the past 12 months, while average weekly earnings — which include changes in hours worked and salaried employees — rose by 2.5 per cent in the past year.
Pemex to explore for oil, gas in U.S. Mexico’s state-owned oil company says it will form a new entity to explore and produce shale gas and deep-water oil in U.S. territory. The plan will help Petroleos Mexicanos, known as Pemex, acquire drilling techniques it now lacks for complicated terrain in Mexico, chief executive Emilio Lozoya said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Pemex confirmed the plan Monday. Pemex has so far been unable to exploit its shale and deep-water reserves, and the Mexican constitution limits its ability to hire outside expertise in Mexico. — The Canadian Press and The Associated Press
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Irving subsidiary considering acquisition of insolvent rail line BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The transportation subsidiary of East Coast conglomerate Irving is keeping its options open about a possible acquisition of the railway at the centre of last month’s deadly train crash in Lac-Megantic, Que., that killed 47 people. “Basically we’re looking at all of our options,” J.D. Irving vicepresident Mary Keith said in an interview from Maine, where the company made an announcement Monday. J.D. Irving is the operator of the NB&M Railways, which has nearly 900 kilometres of track in Maine and New Brunswick and has been in discussion with government authorities on both sides of the border regarding the future of the Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Canada Railway. “We’re certainly keeping all of our options open as it relates to how we move forward in sustaining those rail links that are vital to, certainly the Maine economy, and also as it relates to New Brunswick and the manufacturing operations there.” However, Keith said the company has not made any offer to purchase the insolvent railway,
LAC-MEGANTIC RAILWAY DISASTER which continues to operate while under creditor protection. “In terms of any offer to purchase or anything like that, that has not occurred,” she said. New Brunswick Southern Railway is MM&A Canada’s largest unsecured creditor after the railway’s parent company. Its claim of $2.35 million represents about half of the money owing to about 128 unsecured creditors excluding Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway’s $43.4-million claim, according to an Aug. 14 list of unsecured creditors. As operator of two railways in Maine and one in New Brunswick, NB&M’s connections to the MMA are “vital to our operations and the customers we connect via our railroads,” Keith said in an email. In 2011, NB&M took over about 400 kilometres of track that Montreal, Maine and Atlantic abandoned in Maine. It also purchased a 45-kilometre line from MM&A in June, including a bridge that crosses into Canada with connections to the Canadian National Railway (TSX:CNR) line. The Canadian Transportation Agency announced late Friday
that Montreal, Maine and Atlantic’s licence is valid until Oct. 1, reversing a move made earlier in the week. The arm’s-length regulator had suspended its certificate of fitness after ruling it didn’t have sufficient third-party liability insurance. That decision was overturned after the agency determined that the railway had sufficient coverage to operate in the short term. The cash-strapped U.S. company still faces a number of financial hurdles and a company lawyer has said he expects executives to explore putting the railway up for sale within weeks. A criminal investigation is underway, several lawsuits have been filed and the provincial government has demanded money from MMA for the massive cleanup efforts. Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) and several companies affiliated with MMA were added to a class-action lawsuit launched on behalf of the spouse of a victim who died in the July 6 explosion as well as the owner of Musi-Cafe where most of the victims perished after the earlymorning disaster.
SASKATOON — Federal Industry Minister James Moore is standing by the government’s plan for more competition in the wireless industry, despite pushback from telecommunications companies and their workers. Moore said the policy is geared at getting more competition for Canadians and he added that more choice will result in lower prices. The policy would allow a foreign company, such as U.S.-based Verizon, to buy two of the four prime blocks of radio waves that will be up for auction in January. Bell (TSX:BCE), Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (TSX:T) can buy only one each. “The policy was not invented on the back of a napkin,” Moore said in an interview with The Canadian Press in Saskatoon. Moore noted that many who opposed the move had input as the policy was being developed. “They were supportive of the policy when we first announced it. “It’s only because Verizon has made noises about possibly coming into Canada that the anxiety has arisen,” he said. Canada’s big wireless carriers have launched a media campaign to warn that, under the current plan, they would be at a disadvantage if Verizon were allowed into the market. Unions have also chimed in. The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada, which has members who work at Bell, is calling for Ottawa to rescind what it perceives as advantages for Verizon.
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Ottawa seeks revision to country-of-origin labelling rules CANADIAN CATTLE AND HOG PRODUCERS SAY IS COSTING THEM $1 BILLION A YEAR BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Ottawa is again going to the World Trade Organization to try and get the United States to change its country-of-origin labelling rules that Canadian cattle and hog producers say is costing them $1 billion a year. The complaint is just the latest in a long line dating back to 2008 and, although the process is winding down, it could be another year before a final resolution is reached, officials say. The latest effort by Canada relates to recent changes made by Washington to the application of its rules-of-origin labelling system, known as COOL, as a result of an unfavourable judgment by the WTO last fall.
But Trade Minister Ed Fast has said the changes, if anything, made matters worse and threatened to retaliate. In June, the government issued a list of 38 commodity imports from the U.S. worth $7 billion that could be subject to punitive taxes once it got the go-ahead from the world rulemaking body. In a statement Monday, Fast said he was asking the WTO to establish a compliance panel to decide whether the recent changes made by the U.S. met their obligations. “We believe that the recent amendments to the COOL measure will further hinder the ability of Canadian cattle and hog producers to freely compete in the U.S. market,” the minister is quoted as saying.
“We had hoped to avoid having to again resort to the WTO to resolve this matter. However, despite consistent rulings by the WTO, the U.S. government continues its unfair trade practices, which are severely damaging to Canadian industry and jobs.” The minister was on route to an international trade meeting in Brunei and could not be reached for comment on Monday. The U.S. government announced in May new regulations to the labelling system that would track cattle and hogs right from the farm to meat processing and distribution systems. Labels in grocery stores would include such information as “born, raised and slaugh-
tered in the United States” for American meat. Cuts of meat from other countries could carry labels such as “born in Canada, raised and slaughtered in the United States.” Canada has long objected to the labelling system on the grounds that it’s costly, burdensome and is leading to the “disintegration” of the North American supply chain. Mexico, which also objects to the COOL regulations, is expected to follow the Canadian route and in seeking a compliance panel. The process has frustrated exporters from both countries since 2008, when Washington first imposed its country-of-origin labelling system, but seeking redress at the WTO has been slow and arduous.
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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed firmly in the red Monday, led by declining oil and mining stocks as economic concerns persuaded investors to cash in some profits from last week’s sharp run-up. The S&P/TSX composite index lost 148.9 points to 12,588.02, giving back most of last week’s resource sector-led gain of 1.5 per cent. Utilities were also a major drag as U.S. bond yields continued to head higher. The Canadian dollar erased early gains, moving down 0.03 of a cent to 96.69 cents US amid falling commodity prices. U.S. indexes added to losses racked up last week as the Dow Jones industrials was 70.73 points lower to 15,010.74, the Nasdaq composite index dropped 13.69 points to 3,589.09 while the S&P 500 index was down 9.77 points to 1,646.06. The major event for markets this week is the release Wednesday of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s minutes from its most recent meeting at the end of last month. Investors hope to get a better idea of the pace at which the Fed will start to wind up a key measure of economic stimulus next month. Recent economic data and public statements by Fed policy-makers have reinforced the point of view that the central bank will begin tapering its US$85 billion a month in bond purchases as early as September. The policy, which is intended to lower interest rates to shore up the U.S. recovery, has also been credited for a strong rally on many global markets. Speculation about Fed tapering continued to send U.S. bond yields higher, with the benchmark 10-year Treasury at a two-year high of 2.88 per cent Monday, up 0.05 of a point from Friday and up well over 100 basis points since early May. The rise followed a 24.5 basis point rise last week. Rising bond yields have been bad news for interest-sensitive stocks such as utilities and the TSX utilities sector led decliners Monday, down almost three per cent. Algonquin Power and Utilities (TSX:AQN) gave back 30 cents to $6.64. The mining sector fell 2.44 per cent as September copper dipped three cents to US$3.33 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) fell 59 cents to C$28.11. The September crude contract on
the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 36 cents to US$107.10 a barrel and the energy sector was down 1.78 per cent. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) declined 83 cents to C$30.67. The gold sector lost about 1.44 cent as December bullion dropped $5.30 to US$1,365.70 an ounce. Kinross Gold (TSX:K) faded 22 cents to C$5.91. Outside of the resource sector, financials were also a major drag, down 0.87 per cent with Manulife Financial (TSX:MFC) down 45 cents at $17.21. The industrials sector moved down 0.9 per cent and Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) shares fell eight cents to $4.79 after a transportation analyst said delays in the first test flight of the company’s new CSeries passenger jet will likely push its entry into commercial service into early 2015. Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial says such a delay for the much-anticipated jet will not be “overly material.” BlackBerry (TSX:BB) stock dropped 16 cents to $10.70 as new study said the smartphone maker is losing market share in most countries and regions, even in traditional strongholds such as South Africa and Indonesia. U.K.-based Juniper Research says Android devices have overtaken sales of Apple’s iPhone globally, helped by low prices in developing countries. In other corporate news, American retailer Saks released its financial report a day early and like Wal-Mart, Macy’s and Nordstrom last week, disappointed Wall Street. Saks’ loss of US$19.6 million was even deeper than analysts had expected. Saks didn’t hold a conference call because it’s being acquired by Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) and it gave no outlook. On the TSX, HBC stock rose six cents to C$17.34. J.C. Penney, Target, Gap, Home Depot, Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, Staples and Sears all report quarterly results this week.
Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.94 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 19.99 First Quantum Minerals . 18.36 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 32.03 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 6.96 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.91 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 31.02 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.82 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 28.11 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.52 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 57.41 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.44 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.85 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 49.30 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 30.67 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.86 Canyon Services Group. 12.07 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 29.26 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.740 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.16 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.51 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 86.92 Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 46.65
MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at closeMonday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,588.02 down 148.90 points TSX Venture Exchange — 933.65 down 6.59 points TSX 60 —722.31 down 7.91 points Dow — 15,010.74 down 70.73
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POLICY: Benefits The policy allows for benefits agreements between individual bands and companies to remain private, although the deals would be part of provincewide data that would be released. The final draft is the third try at policy that has twice been harshly criticized by aboriginal leadership. While Deranger acknowledges that small improvements have been made, major objections remain. Government still refuses to consult over which lands should be made available for leasing, she said. That unwillingness to ask area aboriginals for input before exploratory work is allowed to begin is one of the main reasons the province’s energy regulator has been forced to hold a hearing in Fort McMurray this week into an oilsands winter drilling program proposed by Vancouver-based Teck Resources (TSX:TCK), said Deranger. “If the First Nations were consulted during licensing and permitting, the company could work out and mitigate those concerns at the very beginning, when they are applying, rather than be taken aback by an application that an exploratory project that they had been granted licence for is being contested.” The final draft puts decisions into when consultation has been adequate entirely within the provincial bureaucracy. First Nations will no longer be able to raise concerns about consultation at hearings held by the provincial energy regulator. Deranger said timelines are likely to be too tight for small bands struggling to cope with massive industrial development. Nor does the document contain any provision for revenue-
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High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.41 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.40 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 42.82 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.70 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.78 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.455 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.46 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 34.93 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 10.98 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.58 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.05 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 56.36 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 63.96 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.12 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78.50 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.02 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.60 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.67 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 47.65 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.14 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.21 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 77.98 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.40 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 64.02 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.36 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86.90 points S&P 500 — 1,646.06 down 9.77 points Nasdaq — 3,589.09 down 13.69 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.69 cents US, down 0.03 of a cent Pound — C$1.6187, up 0.29 of a cent Euro — C$1.3794, up 0.07 of a cent Euro — US$1.3338, up 0.03 of a cent Oil futures: US$107.10 per barrel, down 36 cents (September contract) Gold futures: US$1,365.70 per oz., down $5.30 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $24.878 per oz., down nine cents $799.83 per kg., down $2.89 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 933.65, down 6.59 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 144.79 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $17.20 higher $517.80; Jan. ’14 $16.80 higher $523.10; March ’14 $17.00 higher $528.40; May ’14 $16.50 higher $532.90; July ’14 $15.80 higher $537.40; Nov. ’14 $12.10 higher $524.00; Jan ’15 $12.10 higher $524.00; March ’15 $9.10 higher $521.00; May ’15 $9.10 higher $521.00; July ’15 $9.10 higher $521.00; Nov. ’15 $9.10 higher $521.00. 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. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 262,920 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 262,920.
sharing. David Pryce, vice-president of operations for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, said industry is sympathetic to some aboriginal concerns. But he said they should be dealt with at a higher level.
TELCO: Speculation The Telecommunications Workers Union, representing workers at Telus and Shaw (TSX:SJR.B), said last week that Verizon’s arrival wouldn’t necessarily mean lower cellphone bills. The union said Verizon would probably want to operate in lucrative urban markets and ignore rural communities. The rules allow foreign entrants to buy small Canadian wireless carriers with less than 10 per cent of the market share. There have been reports that Verizon wants to buy Wind Mobile and possibly struggling Mobilicity as a way to enter the Canadian market. If Verizon decided to participate in the auction, rules prevent it from continuing to negotiate acquisition deals until afterward. Moore said Verizon’s entrance to Canada is speculation. “We’ll see if they come or if they don’t come,” he said. “The ad campaigns by the big three is about their business model and their self interest, if Verizon were to come into Canada or not. The government’s policy does not succeed or fail if Verizon comes into Canada.” The Opposition NDP is calling for parliamentary hearings as soon as possible. Industry critic Chris Charlton says in a letter to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science, and Technology that there needs to be an examination to ensure long-term competition and access to mobile services across Canada.
BlackBerry losing market share even in overseas strongholds BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — A new study says BlackBerry is losing market share in most parts of the world, even in traditional strongholds such as South Africa and Indonesia. U.K.-based Juniper Research says the Canadian smartphone maker will remain a global player and is expected to sell more smartphones this year than last, but that competition is increasing. Meanwhile, Juniper says Android devices have overtaken sales of Apple’s iPhone globally by a wide margin, helped by low prices in developing countries. The research firm says if Apple releases a cheaper model of the iPhone, there could be more competition in some places, but that Android will continue to outsell the iPhone in regions where price is a major factor. Juniper says Android, with both high and low prices for its devices, will almost certainly be the biggest player for a considerable time. Canada’s BlackBerry has been losing market share in recent years to both Apple and the Android operating system, used in Samsung, HTC devices among others. And the first-round of Blackberry 10 phones, the Z10 and Q10, have struggled against the latest iPhone and Android devices. “Even in traditional strongholds
such as South Africa and Indonesia, competition is increasing as other smartphone vendors attempt to seek out new growth areas,” said Michael Wiggins, author of the Juniper report released on Monday. “So although BlackBerry will continue to be a global player, being represented in most markets, they will experience a diminishing market share,” Wiggins said in an email. However, Juniper is predicting that BlackBerry will sell more smartphones this year than last year. BlackBerry recently announced that it had launched a review of “strategic alternatives,” a move that could potentially result in the sale of the company to a strategic buyer that could see it taken private. The Waterloo, Ont., company has also just launched the BlackBerry Q5 in Canada. The Q5 runs the company’s new operating system, a follow-up to the original Q10 keyboard model and the Z10 touch-screen model that were introduced earlier this year. The Q5 phone was originally targeted at Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America, but the company recently decided to add Canada to the list. BlackBerry has also announced it plans to launch another new device that will run the company’s old operating system — for Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Business groups, pilots’ union blast Texas AG for opposing American Airlines-US Airways merger THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS — The Dallas and Fort Worth chambers of commerce and union pilots at Texasbased American Airlines say the state’s attorney general should support American’s proposed merger with US Airways instead of fighting it in court. The presidents of both chambers said the merger will help the local economy and create jobs, and the alternative is economic uncertainty for the region and state. The combined company would be based in Fort Worth. “By any stretch of the imagination, having what the press refers to as ‘the World’s Largest Airline’ based in Texas, makes
our state more competitive,” James Oberwetter of Dallas and Bill Thornton of Fort Worth wrote Monday in an open letter to Attorney General Greg Abbott. The pressure on Abbott from the business community comes just weeks after the Republican announced his candidacy for governor in the 2014 election. Separately, the Allied Pilots Association said in an advertisement in Monday’s Dallas Morning News that American is “a powerful economic engine” in Texas but needs the merger to compete with bigger United and Delta. The union asked Abbott, “Are you opposed to having a leading global carrier in Fort Worth? Considering everything
at stake — including the large number of jobs and the tax revenues they generate — that doesn’t make any sense.” Abbott’s office didn’t respond immediately. Last week, Abbott wrote in a column for the same newspaper arguing that the merger was designed to eliminate competition and raise prices. Abbott and AGs in five other states joined a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that seeks to block the merger on antitrust grounds. The airlines vowed to fight back in court, and they left open the possibility of negotiating a settlement that would allow the deal to go ahead.
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25 police murdered during Egypt unrest COURT RAISES POSSIBILITY OF FREEDOM FOR FORMER LEADER HOSNI MUBARAK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Egyptian military and policemen carry coffins, covered with national flags, containing the bodies of off-duty policemen who were killed near the border town of Rafah, North Sinai, upon their arrival at Almaza military airport, Cairo, Egypt, Monday. Islamic militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in the northern region of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing more than two dozen of them execution-style in a brazen daylight attack that deepens the turmoil roiling the country and underscores the volatility of the strategic region. yah, sits motionless on a sofa as a man in civilian clothes and carrying an assault rifle stands nearby. Badie and his powerful deputy Khairat el-Shater, who is in custody, go on trial later this month for their alleged role in the killing of eight protesters outside the Brotherhood’s Cairo headquarters in June. His arrest is a serious blow to the group at a time when authorities are cracking down on its leaders and
mid-ranking officials, detaining scores of them across the country. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. The 25 slain police officers were given a funeral with full military honours presided over by Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who is in charge of the police, and the army’s chief of staff, Gen. Sedki Sobhi.
UN changing ways to deal with ‘brazen’ attackers UN STAFF SAY NOT DOING ENOUGH TO ENSURE SAFETY
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a memorial service on Monday’s 10th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad that the United Nations is changing the way it operates to deal with sophisticated and brazen attackers targeting the world body. But U.N. staff complained that the organization isn’t doing enough to ensure their safety. Since the attack on the Canal Hotel which killed 22 staff members including top U.N. envoy to Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello, U.N. offices and residences have been attacked in numerous places from Algeria and Afghanistan to Pakistan, Somalia and Nigeria. Stressing the dangers in the U.N.’s “mission for peace,” the secretarygeneral said the organization has learned from its losses and is striving to improve its “readiness and response” by strengthening safety and security measures, putting new emphasis on training, and doing more to address the needs of the injured and families of the victims. “Our challenge remains: to be where we must be for our essential work, while reducing risk and holding governments to account in supporting our efforts,” Ban said. Ian Richards, vicepresident of the U.N. Staff Management Committee, countered that the U.N. has moved boldly into conflict zones, and “right now our colleagues and their families are paying too high a price.” He said the U.N. is no longer seen as neutral, and “the U.N. flag is now a target instead of a shield.” Over the last 10 years, Richards said, the Aid Worker Security Database tracked 555 U.N.-related staff and contractors who were attacked and more than 200 who were killed. Another
102 staff members were killed in the Haiti earthquake in 2010, bringing the total to over 300 — “a huge number for a civil service,” he said. Richards urged the United Nation to do more to take care of its staff and “bring staff deaths to zero.” He and other staff members delivered a letter to the secretary-general saying they are now “vulnerable” and asking Ban to restore negotiations with the U.N. Staff Union “so that we can work with you to protect staff.” The anniversary of the Aug. 19, 2003 Baghdad bombing is now commemorated as World Humanitarian Day to spotlight the importance of humanitarian work and honour those who lost their lives. Events were being held in more than 50 cities around the world. At U.N. headquarters, the secretary-general paid tribute to the 22 staff members who died in Baghdad, 30 U.N. staffers who died in the last 10 months and thousands of other staff members who “have given their lives serving peace” in past years as well as “others who go to the front lines with us such as journalists and NGOs.” Laura Dolci-Kanaan, a
U.N. staffer who lost her Egyptian husband JeanSelim Kanaan weeks after their son was born, spoke on behalf of the families of the Baghdad victims and criticized the United Nations, saying it “cannot claim to be able to care for others when it cannot take care of its own staff.” “Our experience tells us the organization has still a long way to go to fully acknowledge and deal with the physical and psychological damage suffered in the line of duty by U.N. staff and their families, in the immediate but also in the long-term,” she said. Dolchi-Kanaan criticized the U.N. bureaucracy for failing to find jobs for survivors “taking into account their disability and trauma” and for failing to provide a good education for orphaned children. Marilyn Manuel, who lost her left eye and was seriously injured, said in an interview that she felt “bittersweet” about returning to the U.N. from her home in Manila. “But now seeing these people that matters to me, it’s been differerent. It’s been good.” Denmark’s Henrik Kolstrup, who was in a coma for five weeks, was still in a wheelchair but said “I’m much better.”
Canadian birth raises questions for possible U.S. presidential candidate THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — A U.S. senator who was born in Canada is taking steps to try to quash any controversy over his citizenship ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. Sen. Ted Cruz, who has emerged as a rising star of the Tea Party movement, released a copy of his birth certificate on Monday. It shows Cruz was born in Calgary on Dec. 22, 1970, while listing his mother, Eleanor Elizabeth Wilson, as having been born in Delaware and his father, Rafael Bienvenido Cruz, as a native of Cuba. Cruz, 42, gave a copy of the document to The Dallas Morning News, which posted a picture of it online Monday. His father was an engineer and the couple had come to Alberta as part of the energy boom that saw Canada greatly increase exports of domestic oil. The family eventually relocated and Cruz spent most of his formative years in Houston. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution states that “No person except a natural born Citizen” is eligible to be president. But Cruz’s office has long maintained that because his mother was an American, Cruz became a U.S.
citizen at birth. President Barack Obama, who was born to an American mother and Kenyan father, faced sharp criticism from some conservatives who claimed he wasn’t an American citizen. In 2011, Obama released a copy of his birth certificate confirming his birth in Hawaii. Cruz is a favourite of many of the same conservative groups who raised “birther” concerns about Obama, however, and questions about his eligibility to become president because he was born in Canada have not caused as much of a stir — at least not yet. It is legal to hold both U.S. and Canadian citizenship, but the Canadian embassy in Washington won’t say how many people do so, citing privacy concerns. Asked during a 2012 interview with The Associated Press whether he holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship, Cruz wouldn’t answer directly, saying only: “I am a U.S. citizen.” “I was born in Canada, but I was a (U.S.) citizen at birth because my mother was a citizen,” he said. “I have only ever had
one passport and that is a U.S. passport.” Cruz was a littleknown former Texas solicitor general and veteran of George W. Bush’s presidential campaign when he launched a bid to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Spurred by a wave of grassroots support, Cruz upset mainstream GOP favourite and powerful Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in last year’s Republican primary, then coasted to victory in November. Since taking office, he has embraced the role of Senate troublemaker, angering Democrats and even some Republicans with his outspokenness. Cruz has most recently joined with other tea party darlings in the Senate and called for partially shutting down the federal government in an attempt to block funding for the White Housebacked health care law. Cruz also has fuelled speculation he could run for the White House by wowing conservative crowds during frequent trips to Iowa, which will open voting for the 2016 GOP presidential primary.
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In a show of solidarity, the men’s coffins, draped in red, white and black Egyptian flags, were jointly carried by army soldiers and policemen, and interim President Adly Mansour declared a nationwide state of mourning to mark their deaths. Despite the violence, Cairo, a bustling metropolis of some 18 million people, began to regain a sense of normalcy although the capital remained under a state of emergency
CAIRO, Egypt — A court ruling Monday raised the possibility of jailed ex-president Hosni Mubarak walking free soon, a move that would fuel the unrest roiling the country after the autocratic leader’s successor was removed in a military coup. Underscoring the growing anger over Mohammed Morsi’s ouster, suspected Islamic militants ambushed two minibuses carrying off-duty policemen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, forcing the men to lie on the sand and shooting 25 of them dead. “They were marked in advance by the attackers,” said Ashraf Abdullah, who heads the police branch the victims belonged to. He said the assailants checked the IDs of the men, who were not in uniform, to ensure they were policemen before opening fire. The brazen daylight attack raised fears that the strategic desert region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip could be plunged into a full-fledged insurgency. In a separate development early on Tuesday, police detained the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist group from which Morsi hails, according to security officials and state television. They said Mohammed Badie was captured in an apartment in the eastern Cairo district of Nasr City. That’s where Morsi’s supporters held a six-week sit-in protest that was cleared by security forces last Wednesday. The private ONTV network showed footage of a man the network said was Badie after his arrest. In the footage, a sombre looking Badie in an off-white Arab robe, or galabi-
and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. Daytime traffic was back to its normal congested levels and stores were open. Government employees returned to work and the Central Bank ordered banks, which were operating on a reduced 9 a.m.-noon schedule, to remain open for an additional hour on Tuesday. A handful of protests erupted in various parts of the city, but they were small and led to no violence. Mubarak, 85, has been in detention since April 2011, two months after he was ousted in a revolution against his rule. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison last year for failing to stop the killing of some 900 protesters in the 18-day uprising. His sentence was overturned on appeal and he is now being retried, along with his security chief and six top police commanders. Two judicial officials said Mubarak could walk free this week or next after a criminal court on Monday ordered his release in a corruption case in which he and his two sons were accused of embezzling funds for the maintenance of presidential palaces. His sons were ordered kept in custody. Monday’s ruling, along with the fact that Mubarak had previously been ordered released in the killings of the protesters opened the possibility of freedom for the former president, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. There will no longer be any grounds to hold him if a court accepts a petition by his lawyer requesting his release in a third case later this week or next.
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HANGING OUT WITH SUPERHEROES
Should we cut off ties with mom’s siblings over lack of support while she fights cancer? Dear Annie: Three years ago, my Two weeks later, they had a small camother was diagnosed with lung can- tered reception at his grandmother’s cer and then a brain tumour. She has house. My wife and I attended and gave had numerous surgeries and treat- them a card with a cheque. ments. Now they want to have their wedMom is the youngest of five siblings. ding blessed in a church. The whole time she has been fightI think that’s great, except they are ing this disease, her siblings having another reception, have been unsupportive. In this time at a banquet hall three years, one uncle has with all the bells and whisvisited twice and called tles. twice. Another lives less Since we already gave a than two miles away, but has card and a cheque at the stopped by for a total of one first reception, are we oblihour. His wife and kids have gated to give another? If so, neither visited nor phoned. how much? My aunt speaks to my I don’t want to hurt anymother about twice a year. one’s feelings. — Confused She never visits. She also About the Etiquette yells at Mom and is rude Dear Confused: You to her. She has managed aren’t giving a gift in honMITCHELL to convince my 84-year-old our of a reception. You are & SUGAR grandmother that these argiving a wedding gift to the guments are my parents’ couple. fault. Since you already have Several years ago, this done so, you are under no same aunt had cancer, and my mother obligation to present them with anwas there for her all the time — like other. However, if you feel obligated to family should be. bring something to the latest reception, I find it hurtful and disheartening it could be a small gift with sentiment that her siblings are so uncaring. They attached, such as a framed photograph never offer to help, let alone offer of the couple. words of comfort. Dear Annie: I feel compelled to Is this normal behaviour? The only write to “Can’t Believe Adults Act This thing my mother has asked for is moral Way,” whose daughter is being bullied support from her family, and she has by other teachers at her school. received none. You suggested the main bully craves My father, my brother and I feel on- power and control, thinks the daughter ly animosity toward these family mem- is a threat and could be insecure. bers, knowing how much they have This is happening to me right now. hurt our mother. I am a veteran teacher of 29 years. The I think we should forget about them principal is indeed as you described. and cut off contact. What do you say? — She has wanted me gone for the past Loving Daughter four years and has made outrageous Dear Daughter: We don’t know why accusations that I have had to defend your aunts and uncles haven’t been with the union. more supportive. I realized, also, that this was drainIn some families, one person often ing my energy to teach. My advice for becomes a “caregiver” by virtue of his this first-year teacher is to look for or her personality. It sounds as if your a new job where she feels comfortmother is that person. able and can teach and do what she is It means her siblings do not know trained for and not waste her energy how to respond appropriately in care- on bullies. giving situations because they never She sounds like a promising teacher have had to do so. Before you decide who needs to be planted in fertile soil to cut them off, please let your moth- where she can flourish. — Looking for er decide. She may prefer to forgive Something Better them and continue the relationships, Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy although with a more limited set of ex- Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime edipectations. tors of the Ann Landers column. Please Dear Annie: My niece was married email your questions to anniesmailbox@ at city hall nearly two years ago. comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, My wife and I attended the ceremo- c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, ny, and afterward, we went to lunch. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
Tuesday, Aug. 20 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Amy Adams, 39; Demi Lovato, 21; Joan Allen, 57 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The cosmos are bringing us a Full Moon in Aquarius! Innovative technology, progressive thinking and visionary ideas will enlighten us to see life from a different perspective. Dare to break the rules. Dare to be different. Surprise yourself without fear of judgement. HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, get ready to sail away on a journey of new experiences! New beginnings as well as new endings will mark this year as a significant one for you. Your interaction with other individuals will have a greater significance upon what you do. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are in the mood to let go and celebrate life. Inspiring vibes uplift your moral to live life to the fullest. If you’ve always wanted to launch a new venture or an idea, now is your opportunity to give it a try. Group activity is highlighted. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Promising opportunities and a victory may make you move up the ladder of success. You are ready to receive your delicious cake and eat it too. You feel that you are finally moving closer towards your aimed ambitions. Family will come into focus now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An imaginary journey or a voyage taken somewhere far will enlighten you with new visions of hope and optimism. Boundaries will be removed from your path of personal evolution. Tune into your network circle for the latest buzz. CANCER (June 21-July
SUN SIGNS 22): You are turning into a social butterfly where honey is as juicy as the latest news you are collecting around you. A burst of profound emotions resurface. This is a time for soul cleansing of unnecessary worries and concerns. Let go of outworn fears. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Happy birthday month, Leo! Open up your heart and live life like it’s meant to be lived! You are more present than ever as you are being illuminated with a surge of mega dose of energy and vitality. Invite your partner into your personal space and be clear about your future romantic expectations. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As you are moving away from your social circle, your personal charisma will be hard to miss. Charm overflows like honeysuckle. A new style will be greatly compensated with a healthy mind and a fit body. Get out and keep on moving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Business will make you more engaged into your social circle. As open as you are, you will want to keep your amorous life under an air of mystery. Whatever feelings you experience now, they will be intensified. Oh drama, sweet drama!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You intend to create something that will put your name up there and high. A friend might want to become a part of your life. An important female, most likely your mother, relative will make you more conscious and responsive about a domestic situation. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): A greater emphasis will be put in your experiential knowledge that can take you very far. You are on a mission to find out more about your true destiny. Share your ideas and your synergy of thoughts as you got convincing powers to persuade almost anyone. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): The hidden realms of life attract you now as you embark on a journey to the unknown. Education or a voyage overseas could bring you a fulfilling and a pleasant predisposition. Job security will highlight a need to increase your income through additional means. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): You long for a committed partnership more than your own freedom. The yearning to relate and connect to another being makes you value and appreciate relationships to a much more significant level. You will see yourself under a new light, rejuvenated and transformed. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): One-on-one time is one of your favourite pastimes now. Everything seems juicier when the game is played in duo. You might need to put a closure to something in order to regain your inner peace. Release your inhibitions.
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TOP TOMATO? BY BONNIE S. BENWICK ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES
ho knew that the Top Tomato recipe contest could serve as a metaphor for immersion in summer’s red ripe fruit? Plant the seeds and wait. Yields vary from year to year, and roots of disappointment may curl around each remembered bite of a lackluster specimen. Sweet 100s and Sun Golds placate us. Yeah, testing tomato dishes by the dozens can get us in the mood. The competition surged late this year to total 144 entries — the fewest since its inception in 2007. But we received some of our readers’ most intriguing recipes to date, including a nonedible first: deer repellent. As a result, we upped the final cut to 16. A solid four more could have qualified for honorable-mention status. Perhaps increasing the amount of allowed ingredients from 10 to 13 did the trick. Some of the dishes are innovative; some are family gems; some, combined with a sweet back story, were too good to pass up. The culinary challenge of wowing 20-something family members propelled Sara Leibman to create her Frozen Fattoush, the Top Tomato 2013 winner. The Chevy Chase, Md., lawyer-turned-artist was informed, nicely, that gazpacho ennui had set in. “I added things like tahini and Greek yogurt to give the mixture more substance,” Leibman says. “I tried making a frozen gazpacho once, but it was a little icy and didn’t have enough flavor.” This time, softened pita chips, mint and oregano went into the no-cook effort, chilled and then churned in an ice cream machine to form Photo by ADVOCATE news services Grilled Pork Loin With Roasted Tomato, Chipotle and a creamy, coral-colored sorbet. Taking a cue from dishes Peanut Salsa. The pork loin also can be roasted in the made successful by layers of oven. textures and complementary flavors, she adorned each serving with a crunchy blend of diced cucumber, feta and crushed pita chips, as well as a drizzle of pomegranate molasses. Big thumbs up from her son, daughter, visiting nephew and niece. Like Leibman, second-place winner Sandhya Babu is comfortable experimenting in the kitchen. Food by the Gaithersburg, Md., blogger (she writes Vegetarian Nirvana) has prompted friends to request cooking lessons. Several months ago, the loyal Washington Post Food section reader became a Post volunteer recipe tester. We couldn’t hold that against her, Top Tomato-wise. “I have diligently entered every year since the contest began,” Babu says, often submitting five recipes at a clip. But this time, she set out to create a single dish: “It’s the opposite of how I usually cook.” A soup she enjoyed in mid-July at Toki Underground in D.C. inspired her Top Tomato Ramen. “They used a mushroom-based broth, deeply flavored, with a nori garnish,” Babu says. “I came home and only made [my entry] twice. You know how they say it’s the umami that makes the difference? I wanted the strength of tomato flavor to come through, so I used white miso in a tomatobased broth.” Something was missing, even with the fermented Korean chili paste called gochujang, shiitake mushrooms, noodles and nori in play. Last-minute drops of Photo by ADVOCATE news services “sesame oil, my 13th ingredient, gave it the pow- Savory Tomato Cornbread Cobbler. erful background taste it needed,” she says. Babu’s family liked the soup. They didn’t love it. She sent in the recipe, anyway. Tasting once everything has been added is her preferred practice, rather than trying a spoonful or two along the way. The Chennai, India, native says she thinks it’s a cultural difference between her world of cooking and the Western way. “The balance will be there.” There is balance but a mere three ingredients in Mama’s Tomato Preserves, the thirdplace winner, sent in by Frances O. Pyles. Lemons and sugar provide the yin-yang in a condiment that is especially luscious and sunny when all-yellow tomatoes are used. The recipe is third-generation, says the 78-year-old Easton, Md., resident, who comes from a family of avowed tomato lovers. “We never had to use Sure-Jell or anything” to make the preserves set, she says, remembering that she ate them mostly on bread. She figures they’d be lovely spooned over ice cream, too. She has Early Girls and Big Boys going in pots, but it has been a while since Pyles has done any canning. “I don’t know why,” she says. “But I was so sure of [the recipe] that I didn’t even make it before I sent it in.”
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First place: Frozen Fattoush 6 servings Ingredients 3 large tomatoes, cored and chopped 1/2 cup olive oil Juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup coarsely crushed plain baked pita chips 3/4 cup chopped fresh mint 2 teaspoons dried oregano 3 teaspoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons tahini 6 ounces Greek yogurt 2 Persian cucumbers, peeled and diced 6 ounces fresh feta cheese, diced Pomegranate molasses Steps Combine the tomatoes, half of the oil, the lemon juice, half of the pita chips, 1/2 cup of the mint, 1 teaspoon of the oregano and 2 teaspoons of the salt in a mixing bowl. Let the mixture sit until the pita chips and oregano have softened, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a blender, along with the sugar, tahini and yogurt. Puree until smooth. Press through a finemesh strainer into a container with a tight-fitting lid. Refrigerate for at least
Second place: Top Tomato Ramen 4 servings Ingredients For the tofu and mushrooms 2 ounces firm tofu, drained and cut into four equal pieces 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 sheets nori 1/4 cup water 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, cleaned and cut into 1/4-inch-wide slices For the broth and noodles 2 to 2 1/2 cups water 2 pounds ripe red tomatoes, hulled 2 1/2 tablespoons white miso 1 1/2 tablespoons gochujang 1/4 teaspoon sugar Dried ramen noodles from two 3-ounce packages 2 red radishes, sliced thinly, A few drops toasted sesame oil, for garnish Steps For the tofu and mushrooms: Place the tofu in a small bowl. Combine the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, 1/2 sheet of nori (torn into a few pieces) and the water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then pour half of the mixture over the tofu, which will marinate while you’re making the rest of the dish. Immediately add the mushrooms to the remaining soy sauce mixture in the saucepan; once the mixture returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for a few minutes. Remove from the heat; the mushrooms will pickle while you make the broth and cook the noodles. During this period, turn the tofu over a few times so all sides can absorb the soy sauce mixture in the bowl. For the broth and noodles: Heat 1/2 cup of the water in a
3 hours and up to a day. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup of mint. Transfer to an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s directions to make the frozen fattoush (a sorbet). Meanwhile, combine the cucumbers, the feta and the remaining 1/4 cup of oil, teaspoon of oregano and teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl, stirring to incorporate. Let it rest at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Divide small scoops of the frozen fattoush among individual bowls or dishes. Top each scoop with a few tablespoons of the cucumber-feta mixture, then sprinkle with the remaining crushed pita chips. Drizzle with pomegranate molasses. Serve right away.
large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Arrange the tomatoes top side down in the skillet. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for 15 minutes, so the tomatoes soften, using tongs to turn them over halfway through. Working in batches, transfer the tomatoes and the water in the skillet to a food mill placed inside a large mixing bowl. Process to yield 4 to 4 1/2 cups of liquid. Pour enough of the remaining water through the food mill (extracting more tomato flavor) to yield a total of 6 cups of broth. Discard the solids from the food mill. Transfer the broth to a large saucepan. Stir in the white miso, gochujang and sugar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook while you assemble the noodle bowls. Prepare the noodles according to the package directions (without the flavor packets), making sure the noodles are a bit on the firm side. Drain, and rinse with cool water. Fill the same noodle pot with a few inches of water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place a piece of the pickled tofu in each bowl, discarding any remaining marinade. Add equal portions of radish slices, then pour equal amounts of broth in each bowl. Use tongs to briefly dip the cooked ramen noodles into the boiling water to warm them up, then divide them among the bowls of broth, arranging them on one side of each bowl. Strain the pickled mushrooms and arrange them on the opposite side of each bowl, discarding the nori and reserving the strained marinade. Add a drop or two of sesame oil to each bowl, stirring it in. Fold the remaining nori sheet in half. Use scissors to cut it into thin strips, then divide them evenly among the bowls.
Third place: Mama’s Tomato Preserves Makes 8 1/2 to 9 cups (a generous 2 to 2 1/4 quarts) Ingredients About 9 pounds ripe yellow tomatoes 3 large lemons, seeded and cut crosswise into very thin slices 4 cups sugar Steps Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Score an X in the bottom of each tomato. Working in batches, drop them into the boiling water to loosen the skins. When they are cool enough to handle, peel and discard the skins. Place a flexible cutting board inside a rimmed baking sheet; this will help corral the tomatoes and their juices. Chop the peeled tomatoes into small pieces (including the gel and seeds) and transfer to a large colander seated inside a mixing bowl. Press on the tomato pulp to extract as much juice as possible;
reserve the juice, if desired, for another use. There should be about 8 cups of pulp. Transfer the pulp to a large pot along with the seeded lemon slices. Cook (uncovered) over medium-low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally; the lemon slices should be quite soft. Stir in the sugar, making sure it has dissolved. Cook uncovered for 15 minutes; the preserves may be a little loose. Cool completely, then transfer to zip-top bags for freezing, pressing to extract as much air as possible before sealing.
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An atmospheric Texas noir SHORT STORY LEADS TO A WHOLE NEW CHAPTER FOR ‘AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS’ DIRECTOR BY ANN HORNADAY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Every Oscar season, film critics are asked the same question: Why do directors make short films, when there are so few venues for them outside festivals or the odd tag-on to a major feature film? One of the answers can be found in the career of David Lowery, whose debut feature, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, opens Aug. 23. An atmospheric Texas noir starring Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints has been likened to the work of Austin, Texas, auteur Terrence Malick for its rich, poetic visual style and archetypal characters. But Lowery, 32, is clearly forging a style all his own, as redolent of Southern literature and music as the region’s film tradition. That signature was also stunningly visible in Lowery’s mesmerizing short film Pioneer, featuring the musician Will Oldham as a man telling his son an eerie bedtime story. Pioneer became a quiet sensation on the festival circuit in 2011; it also helped persuade Mara and Affleck to work with Lowery, whose captivating writing, assured sense of pacing and careful, observant visual approach gave them confidence that Ain’t Them Bodies Saints would be a sure bet. They were right. Question: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is about a star-crossed couple, Ruth and Bob, who have a brush with crime, are forced to be apart and then struggle to come back together again. The film is full of stories and yarns that sound like folklore you might have overheard while growing up. Lowery: I wish I could say I overheard cool things like that. There are things in the film that are based on things I heard about, such as the Texas mafia and the crime scene there. But beyond that, the monologues and all that, I was just spinning yarns myself and on Casey’s part as well.
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Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara star in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, the first feature film from David Lowery. The film, which opens Aug. 23, is about a star-crossed couple, Ruth and Bob, who have a brush with crime, are forced to be apart and then struggle to come back together again. Affleck: Well, not so much. It was mostly David’s writing. Question: David, you’re not a conventional “film geek.” What were your influences along the way? Lowery: I didn’t go to film school. I was an English major, and I love a great novel. . . . The works of Cormac McCarthy certainly had a huge influence on me from high school onward, and that shows up in this movie very definitely. But the entire Southern Gothic literary tradition — Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner — all of them I think had a great deal of influence on how I like to use language, and how I like stories to unfold. I like things to be clean but a little bit messy and unwieldy, and I think those novels and particularly the short stories of Flannery O’Connor are messy in the most beautiful way. Question: Rooney, do you know right away when you want to do something like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints? Mara: I think I knew in the
first 10 pages. The opening scene just really spoke to me right away, and then the whole script is so poetic and it’s just such a beautiful story. Affleck: I read so many scripts and so often they have nothing unique or special or interesting about them, and this definitely has its own voice. David’s writing has a very unique voice that’s very earthy and lyrical, and the story is really compelling. Question: True, but it’s one thing to write a good script, it’s another thing to realize it cinematically. What gave you confidence that David could pull it off? Mara: I had seen his short film, they sent it to me when I was sent the script, and I loved [it]. I thought it was really interesting and just kind of odd. Affleck: It’s a great match for this script, though. Sometimes you see somebody’s short film and you see the script and you go, ‘Yeah, but can he do this?’ Question: Ruth and Bob spend most of Ain’t Them Bod-
ies Saints apart; how did you develop the chemistry necessary to convince the audience of their overpowering love for each other? Mara: The way they set up the shooting was kind of perfect for it. Casey went and did all his stuff first, and then I came and we did our four days together and then he left and I finished off. Affleck: I love Rooney. However, I feel like chemistry in general is so much about the context. Rooney and I could have a terrible relationship or no relationship and no affection, and if David had done his job, it would still come off as two people who really love each other. Mara: Sometimes when two people can’t stand each other, actually there’s more chemistry because there’s more tension. Question: Rooney, in the film you play a woman who winds up being an object for three different men, all of whom are always coming at
her: one out of passion, one out of protection and one out of possession. Then Ruth ends up being ambushed by the love she feels for her own baby. How did you keep her from being completely passive? Mara: It was kind of hard actually, it was something I struggled with, not wanting her to be passive. Because she’s there to be like a Madonna figure. I don’t know if I figured it out, but it was something I thought about a lot. Ruth’s focus does end up being on her daughter, and that really is one of the main love stories in the film. Question: Rooney, you’ve just finished working with Malick, so between that project and this one I guess that makes you a real Texas girl now. Mara: I do love Texas. I never thought I would say that or feel that way. But now that I feel like I’m part of their Texas commune of bearded men, I do have an affection for Texas. Ann Hornaday writes for The Washington Post
Kick-Ass 2 is like a bloody boot to the head Kick-Ass 2 1.5 stars (out of four) Rated: 14A Numerous ironic references to “the real world” in the appalling overkill that is Kick-Ass 2 come like a boot to the head. They’re intended to remind us, as if we needed it, that the ultra-violent material we’re watching hails from the realm of comic books. Writer/director Jeff Wadlow (TV’s Bates Motel) hopes critics will give this vile and scattershot movie sequel the same break many of them gave to the 2010 original, directed by Matthew Vaughn, which starred Aaron TaylorJohnson as the title vigilante and a pre-teen Chloë Grace Moretz as his violent ally HitGirl. I was one of those admirPETER ing critics back then, writing HOWELL that Kick-Ass “succeeds as a violent fantasy about our perilous and fretful times, where regular citizens feel compelled to take action against a social order rotting from within.” I thought it had something to say about modern fears and obsessions. I can muster no such enthusiasm this time for a franchise that now appears to be rotting from within and lacking any defence of satire or social commentary. It no longer seems very smart (the YouTube and texting references are so 2010) and it’s also not much fun anymore. Indeed, while watching the escalating atrocities in Kick-Ass 2, I found myself playing a little game. I wondered what exactly in the film had prompted the co-starring Jim Carrey, now an anti-gun crusader in the wake of last December’s Sandy Hook school massacre, to recently tweet his disdain for and disassociation from the film. He said he “cannot support that level of violence.” Was Carrey disavowing his ex-military, ex-mob character Colonel Stars and Stripes, a God-fearing avenger with a mouth full of metal and a penchant for pistols, clubs and testicle-gnawing dogs? Was it the massacre of 10 NYPD police officers by
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Mindy, however, is having a tougher go of it. She’s trying to settle into being a regular high schooler, as her policeman guardian Marcus (Morris Chestnut) demands, but she can’t put away her Hit-Girl mask and outfit. She feels it’s her duty and destiny to keep fighting crime. But motivations are tangled this time, as both the “good” vigilantes and the bad villains revel in bloody mayhem that goes beyond settling scores and into the realm of sadism. Bad writing and direction waste the talents of many good actors, among them Taylor-Johnson, Moretz and Carrey. The only part of the film that works is the Mean Girls interlude, wherein Mindy/Hit-Girl tries to fit in with her school’s bitchy cool clique. She involuntarily (and hilariously) reacts like a regular teen girl when shown a video of British boy band Union J, which actually is part of the real world. Then everything reverts to form and a cascade of vomit (and worse) adds to the tide of blood that flows like an evil river through Kick-Ass 2. Can we really blame Jim Carrey for having second thoughts about this? Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
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UNITED WAY KICKOFF The United Way of Central Alberta will launch its fall fundraising campaign at a luncheon Sept. 12 at the Sheraton Hotel. The fundraising luncheon runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Learn how donations to United Way are helping needy Central Albertans as they share their stories. Tickets are $50 per seat or $400 per table of eight. For more information, call Jennifer Forrest at 403-343-3900 or email jennifer@caunitedway. ca.
PARKINSON’S WALK-ATHON People who want to step out and support people living with Parkinson disease can do both on Saturday, Sept. 7, in Red Deer. Step ’n Stride is an annual fundraising walk-athon and barbecue that will be at the Golden Circle at 4620 47A Ave. Registration is at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. and a barbecue. For more details, call Marilynne at 403-346-4463 or email to mherron@ parkinsonalberta. ca. The Red Deer event is one of eight fundraising events being held in communities across Alberta that weekend. For more details about the disease or the walks, go to www. parkinsonalberta.ca.
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RARE BIRD SIGHTING BY ADVOCATE STAFF An 27-metre-long Erickson Air Crane touched down at the Rimbey Airport on Saturday for a refuel before setting off again to continue work on the Western Alberta Transmission Line, lifting and placing sections of transmission structures into place. Work on the controversial electricity delivery line is ongoing in the Genesee Lake area, progressing south. A spokeswoman with AltaLink said by September, work is expected to be underway in the Rimbey area. The Erickson S-64F aircraft is the only helicopter in the world with an rear-facing pilot station that allows the pilot to have a full view of the load being placed. It operates with two 4,800 horsepower engines and can carry over 11,000 kg of load in addition to the almost 50,000 litres of jet fuel it can carry. The American-made helicopters cost approximately $30 million each. Work on the line began recently after AltaLink’s application was approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission in December 2012. Construction of the line is scheduled to continue until spring 2015.
KIDNEY FUND WALK/RUN Great Chief Park Kiwanis Picnic Shelter in Red Deer will be the site of a fun run and walk to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Canada on Sept. 8. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. with the run/walk starting at 10:30 a.m. The run is one of several Alberta fundraising run/walks for Northern Alberta division of the foundation. Give the Gift of Life Fun Run and Walk will have a five-km run and a twokm walk. Participants gather pledges. Lunch will be provided. For more details and pledge forms, go to www. kidney.ca/nab/walk.
CORRECTION There was an error in the story on Monday about local weekend festivals. Attendance for Saturday’s Latin Fiestaval was 6,000 to 7,000 people, with 600 to 700 coming from Calgary or Edmonton.
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Officials deny stalling project Mountain View County officials deny that they obstructed or delayed a commercial/industrial development at the centre in a $32.3-million lawsuit from a Calgary-based developer. Two weeks ago, Neuroese Properties filed the lawsuit in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench. Naming both county Couns. Paddy Munro and Kevin Good, the statement of claim from Neuroese Properties indicates the councillors and the county acted in bad faith, used all powers at their disposal and attempted to deliberately sabotage Neuroese’s business with the dismantling of the Netook Crossing North Project, a commercial and industrial development near Hwys 2 and 27. The lawsuit seeks $28.75 million in loss of economic opportunity, along with $3.56 million in additional damages. In response to these allegations, the county filed its statement of defence with the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary on Friday, seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed. It says the newly-elected council that adopted a new municipal development plan, one that revised the Hwy 2/27 area structure plan, was at liberty to do so. Neuroese alleges the revision helped effect the dismantling of the Netook Crossing North concept, which was repealed in October 2012. The county claims that any loss or damages described in the statement of claim are not as a result of the county’s actions and the amount claimed is excessive. Citing the Alberta Municipal Government Act, the county states nothing in the planning and development part of the act gives a person a right to compensation and a municipality does not have to undertake any projects referred to in a statutory plan, which includes municipal development and area structure plans, adopted by council.
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Traffic using 55 St. at 42A Ave. continues to be forced to use a detour as City crews make repairs to the roadway.
Sex offender asked to move BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Alberta’s justice minister is asking a former police officer convicted of possessing child pornography to move out of a Calgary neighbourhood after dozens of residents phoned him with concerns. Stephen Huggett, who is 59, was sentenced to nine months in jail for possession of child pornography in 2009. He was recently charged under the 1992 Criminal Code with invitation to sexual touching and sexual interference with a child under 14. Huggett lives in the community of Willow Park across the street from two elementary schools and a daycare. Over the weekend, Justice Minister Jonathan Denis went door-todoor to speak with residents, and says he hopes Huggett will voluntarily move. Denis says people are afraid. “People are well aware of this issue in the area and realistically we
do have to leave matters before the courts, for the courts to decide,” Denis said. “But there is nothing stopping the offender in this case from voluntarily relocating, which is what I’m asking him to do.” Huggett is currently out on bail with strict conditions. His next court appearance is Aug. 29. “When you’re living across the street from a playground, a busy playground, a busy school that’s going to have many children are available, it is concerning,” Denis said. “Law-abiding people have the right to feel safe and be free of fear, and not always be looking over their shoulders.” But those who work with sex offenders say putting the spotlight on them doesn’t help. “If one is isolating them, marginalizing them, pushing them out, statistically those are the reasons that will create re-offence,” said Moira Brownlee of Mennonite Central Committee.
BRIEFS New traffic lights near Clearview Market A new set of traffic lights near the Clearview Market are set to become operational this week. Starting today, yellow and red lights will flash at the intersection of 67th Street and Carrington Drive to alert motorists of the new signals. Drivers are reminded that when they approach a flashing yellow signal, they may proceed through the intersection with caution. Drivers approaching a flashing red signal must stop, observe the right of way and proceed when safe. During this time, the intersection is not a four-way stop. This will continue until Thursday, when the signals will become fully operational. Pedestrians and drivers are asked to be aware of this new signal and use caution in the area.
Golden Furrow Award for farming family The winners of Sunnybrook Farm Museum’s 2013 Golden Furrow Award is a farming family with a 110-year legacy in the Cumberland area near Delburne. Born in Norway, Niels Lund came to Central Alberta in 1902 with wife Lena, acquiring a quarter section through the Dominion Lands Act. Son George registered an adjacent quarter section in the same year, and both of those slots have had Lund family members living and working on them ever since. The family pioneer built many of the buildings in the Cumberland area, including the local school. Niels was also a fiddle player, hunter and trapper, taxidermist, and a maker of moonshine of high repute. Son George built a house that stands to this day, and had a butcher shop in Red Deer. Some of the 70 descendents of Lund and both first wife Lena and second wife Inger still farm and ranch in the area. In presenting the award, the family’s ongoing community service in the area was noted as well. The award was presented to the family as part of Pioneer Days at Sunnybrook Farm Museum over the weekend. The Golden Furrow Award was created in 2005 to recognize and honour the agricultural pioneers of Central Alberta.
Pipeline patrol pilot taking photos before fatal crash, probe reveals BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CLARESHOLM — An investigation into a fatal plane crash in southern Alberta last summer warns about the dangers of distracted flying. The pilot and only person on board the Alta Flights Ltd. plane had been on a routine patrol of energy pipelines when the aircraft stalled, entered a spin and crashed near Claresholm last Aug. 26. The Transportation Safety Board report says the highly experienced pilot was turning at low altitude in a small, single-engine Cessna 172M while he was also taking photographs. “The conduct of single-pilot, lowlevel pipeline patrols that include the additional task of photography can increase the potential for distraction from primary flying and increase the risk of loss of control,” says the report. “However, there are no definite explanations for the loss of control on
this flight.” The report says the weather was clear at the time of the crash and the qualified pilot had been doing pipeline patrols for nine years. Pilots on pipeline patrols routinely take photographs with a hand-held camera while they perform steep turns at altitudes as low as 60 metres. They point the camera out the left window and gaze through the camera viewfinder as they shoot the photos with one hand while flying the plane with the other hand. “The pilot would have been viewing the outside world through a hand-held camera at a time when the aircraft was in a critical phase of flight,” the report says. “At this time, the pilot’s attention would have been distracted from control and monitoring of the aircraft.” The name of the Edmonton-based pilot was not released. Board spokesman John Lee said Monday that the board will present the report’s findings at safety meetings this year to raise awareness.
Accused driver granted bail
Man fined $600 in drug raid
A Ponoka driver accused of hitting vehicles and pedestrians during a string of collisions in Red Deer on July 31 was granted bail on Monday in Red Deer provincial court. Red Deer City RCMP earlier said several people called them about an erratic driver in the Highland Green and Riverside Meadows who allegedly struck three vehicles and two pedestrians, who suffered minor injuries. Police also allege the driver was holding a female passenger in his vehicle against her will for part of the time he was driving dangerously. The victim accused the suspect of threatening her before she was able to escape. Joseph Paul Donovan, 34, is charged failing to stop at the scene of an accident, assaulting a police officer, forcible confinement, assault with a weapon, uttering threats, and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm.
A man charged after a drug raid at a residence in Olds was fined $600 in Didsbury provincial court on Monday. Olds RCMP charged four people in the raid that took place on Dec. 21, 2012. Richard Logan, 38, originally faced five counts of failing to comply with a probation order and one count of possession for the purposes of trafficking. On Monday, possession for the purposes of trafficking and three counts of breaching probation were withdrawn and Logan pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching probation. He was fined $300 on each count. Another person charged in the raid, Jennifer Ellah, 36, is scheduled for trial on Sept. 19. Michael Kelm, 37, and Natalie Carriere, 42, who were also charged, make their next court appearance in Didsbury on Sept. 16.
Police investigate man’s death RCMP say foul play is not suspected in the death of William Graham of Mirror, but a full police investigation is underway. The 66-year-old man went missing from Mirror in late July and was discovered deceased in his vehicle on Aug. 4 near the community of Nevis. William ‘Bill’ Graham was last seen leaving the Alix dump in his truck at noon on July 26. Police requested the public’s help to locate the missing man, who used two walking canes and could not travel very fast on foot.
Weapons charge withdrawn A Red Deer man charged with possession of a dangerous weapon saw his charge withdrawn by the Crown on Aug. 8. Chance Shane Mitchell, 24, was charged after police were called to a downtown apartment building at about 10 p.m. on April 2 to break up a fight. Mitchell was scheduled to go to trial on Aug. 8. Instead, the charge was withdrawn.
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Challenging your assumptions may reveal new perspectives “Don’t Make Assumptions. This one agreement … can completely transform your life.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements It was nearly 11 p.m. when the phone rang. Jerry had just fallen asleep and the jangling bell startled him into wakefulness. He crawled out of bed and stumbled into the living room. “Yeah,” he yawned into the MURRAY receiver. “HelFUHRER lo?” “Yeah, boy,” EXTREME ESTEEM came the gruff voice on the other end. “Where’s your car?” “What?” Jerry wasn’t certain he had heard the question correctly. He was, however, certain of the voice on the other end of the line — it was that of his father. Why was he calling so late at night when his usual habit was to be in bed by 9:30? Jerry shook his head to clear the cobwebs. “Where’s your car, boy?” his father repeated. Damn. He hated it when the old man called him boy. Jerry was nearly 21. “Parked outside the house,” Jerry replied. “What’s this all about?” “You know that for sure, do you?” “Would you like me to check?” “I think you’d better.” Jerry left the receiver dangling by the cord as he went back into the bedroom to grab his jeans. In bare feet, he padded up the stairs and out the front door. There was his car, parked in the spot where he had left it. He walked back downstairs and grabbed the phone. “It’s in the parking lot,” said Jerry. “Right where I left it.” “Don’t be lying to me, boy when I got a city cop tellin’ me otherwise.” “Thanks,” said Jerry. “Thanks for assuming the worst of me — just like you always do.” At this point Jerry’s father launched into a tirade — describing how the “cops” had woken him up in the middle of night — insisting he had abandoned a car on a side street in the city. As his car had been parked safely outside, he assumed the abandoned vehicle must be Jerry’s. I’m sure Jerry wondered, as I often have, why so many people make assumptions and jump to conclusions rather than seeking out the truth. Clarity would certainly seem the less stressful and dramatic option. In relationships, such choices ultimately lead to cracks in the foundation. In reference to his father, Jerry once posed the question, “Why do I feel like a good and worthwhile person everywhere
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Conversely, we can give an individual the benefit of the doubt and believe they have our best interests at heart. A grounded approach is usually the best policy. It would be imprudent (and the height of naivety) to conclude that everyone is kind, unselfish and well-intentioned. It is equally impractical to presume that people are conniving at heart and spend our time being critical and untrusting. It is best to seek the truth and accept responsibility for clarifying issues and revealing the truth. In the above example, Jerry’s father could simply have told him about the phone call from the police. He could have looked for an alternative explanation rather than assuming that Jerry was guilty and lying. He might also have asked himself, “Does that sound like something my son would do?” A few moments in contemplation would have provided the correct answer.
As a kid I always found the commercials for both Frosted Flakes and KoolAid a little terrifying. Waking up to find a tiger in your kitchen is never a good thing. Yet no one screamed or tried to phone animal control or worried about getting their heads chewed off. Instead they ignored the whole SHANNON situation and MCKINNON happily poured milk on their sugar infused flakes. That should have set off a few alarm bells right there. What kind of cereal tastes so good you’re willing to ignore a tiger in your kitchen while you eat it? And then there was the Kool-Aid guy peddling his chemically coloured crystals. A juice pitcher on legs smashes through the kitchen wall leaving a silhouette in his wake and everyone’s reaction is to reach for the water and sugar? I don’t think so. Who cares if Kool-Aid only costs pennies per glass (especially now that we don’t even have pennies) when the ruined wall just set us back thirty grand? You can buy a whole lot of Perrier and champagne for that kind of change. No one in his right mind would dreamily raise a glass of Scary Black Cherry or Berry Blue only seconds after their house had been smashed to smithereens. There is only one explanation. Sugar makes us act irrationally. Think about it. If you were a coke head and someone smashed through your wall with a bag of cocaine in their hand, would you grab the coke or worry about the wall? Exactly. I recently tuned into an interview with author Michael Moss, a Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist with the New York Times who wrote a book titled Salt Sugar Fat; How the Food Giants Hooked Us. He suggested it all started with Frosted Flakes. Adding the sugar made them not only taste grrrrreat as Tony the spokestiger assured us, but they made the profit margins pretty grrrrreat too. He paints a chilling picture of how three ingredients; salt, sugar and fat made cheap, tasteless, nutritionally void food as addictive as drugs. We would never consider giving our children crack or heroine, but we have no problem handing them a box of Smarties. What dummies. We’ve been played and we need to wake up.
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else in my life except when I’m around him?” So why, despite the value of factchecking and clarity, do we still make assumptions? Sometimes history serves as a springboard, launching us into a reasonable expectation of the worstcase-scenario. This can be our own personal history or experience with a particular individual. Other times, our expectations around disappointment lead us to wrong conclusions. If a colleague offers to take on extra work, he may be trying to ease your stress or be vying for your job. If your mother-in-law offers to pay for your meal, she may simply want to treat you or she could be trying to remind you that you are less successful than she would prefer. A little suspicion is not necessarily a bad thing, but a suspicion of everyone and everything is debilitating and devastating to relationships both personal and professional. We can always find a negative assumption that allows us to believe the worst in people.
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Looking back on an arranged marriage BY DEBIE THOMAS ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES PALO ALTO, Calif. â€” The first time I met Alex was on my parentsâ€™ doorstep, the winter after I graduated from college. He was Prospective Groom No. 3, or 7, or maybe even 12; by the time my parents met him at the bus station and drove him to our house, I had long lost count. For more than a year, my extended family had been laboring on my behalf, receiving and rejecting proposals. Things were getting desperate; I was 22, and apparently throbbing with marriageability. Old-maid-hood loomed. As per custom, I met Alex at the door with averted eyes and a guarded smile, feeling ridiculous in the traditional Indian garb my mother insisted was appropriate for the occasion. Over the course of the next several hours, I served him tea, sat across from him at dinner, and answered his questions about my education and interests. When my father at last gave the two of us permission to be alone, I ushered Alex into our family room to chat for a quick 20 minutes and decide whether Iâ€™d marry him. By the time my parents drove Alex back to his Greyhound bus a day later, he was my fiancĂŠ. When I tell people here in America that I have an arranged marriage, they react in one of two ways. Some love my story because it appears to confirm their belief that America is doing it wrong: â€œKids nowadays â€” having sex in middle school! All the single moms! The institution of marriage is dying! Your culture is just so beautiful.â€? Others are more cautious. If Alex happens to be around, they appraise us both, searching for signs of trauma or misery. Eventually, they lean in and whisper, â€œWell, it ended up just fine, right? Youâ€™re both happy? Youâ€™ve made it work and it was all for the best? Right?â€? These arenâ€™t really questions. Theyâ€™re Statements Designed to Make Everything OK, and I know my cue well enough by now to smile big and say, â€œYes! â€” Yes, of course.â€? The â€œyesâ€? is not exactly a lie. Alex and I have been married for 17 years, and our relationship is stable. But the life we live together is still difficult for me to reconcile. For one thing, the words â€œarranged marriageâ€? conjure up images that have nothing to do with me. Child brides and dowry burnings on the one hand, or henna and Bollywood on the other. I grew up in the United States, a product of New England suburbia, evangelical Christianity, Wellesley College, Pride and Prejudice and When Harry Met Sally. I was the bicultural kid who wore salwar kameezes during the day, read â€œSweet Valley Highâ€? at night, and swooned over â€œhappily ever afterâ€? stories. But I always knew my marriage would be arranged. Dating was absolutely forbidden in my family. Still, I dated secretly in high school and college, hoping that my parents (conservative, firstgeneration immigrants from India) would change their minds and terrified at the prospect that they wouldnâ€™t. I pleaded. I prayed for a miracle. But by the time I turned 20, I knew my arranged marriage was set in stone. Saying â€œnoâ€? (though I still longed to) was not an option â€” the stakes in our honor-andshame-based family were too high. Yes, I know this is hard for most Americans to understand, but itâ€™s true. During my senior year of college, my parents contacted a network of friends and relatives, and an international community came together to find me a husband. We received proposals by mail, by phone and in person. I thumbed through â€œbio-dataâ€? sheets with my mom. Everything American in me protested: How can love be arranged? Isnâ€™t romance a wild, unruly thing? How will it thrive if itâ€™s coerced?
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Arranged marriage has reverberated across the years, breaking us in ways we canâ€™t mend, and recreating us in others. When I told my family I couldnâ€™t fall in love with a stranger, they told me Indians donâ€™t have to fall like â€œpoor, helpless Americans.â€? â€œWe choose,â€? they said triumphantly, as if their notion of choice would make me feel free. â€œWeâ€™re not at the mercy of falling and feeling. We choose to love.â€? Perhaps. But I didnâ€™t choose Alex. My family did. Yes, he and I picked each other out of the proposals our families offered us. Based on those 20 minutes in my family room, I decided he was a likeable guy. But what can â€œchoiceâ€? mean in such restrictive circumstances? In ways Iâ€™m still coming to understand, itâ€™s our not-choosing that has reverberated across the years of our marriage, breaking us in ways we canâ€™t mend, and recreating us in others. Arranged marriage, as Iâ€™ve come to experience it, is far more complicated than either its champions or its critics understand. In the months leading up to my engagement, my parents talked a lot about compatibility. As they flipped through photographs and resumĂŠs, they looked for men with educations, professions, family backgrounds and religious beliefs similar to mine. At one point, my mother asked me straight out: â€œWhat are you looking for in a husband?â€? Since I wasnâ€™t allowed to say, â€œIâ€™m not looking,â€? I said, â€œA soul mate. A best, best friend.â€? This was the wrong answer. A naked, American answer, sentimental and embarrassing. What my mother wanted was something along the lines of, â€œA man younger than 30, with a minimum of a masterâ€™s degree in the medical field, who has a lucrative job, a close-knit family, and high standing within our community.â€? This was an answer I was incapable of giving her. Not because a stable job and a tight-knit know) there are footprints on the moon.â€? â€” Author Unknown Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on self-esteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.extremeesteem.ca.
SUGAR: Blind faith in the food industry
We may have no control over the assumptions other people make or conclusions they draw but we can change our thinking by asking some probing questions. Such is the assertion of American author, speaker and doctor of psychology, Ben Martin. MarSelling processed food has morphed into an evil tin says that by developing a willingness to check our science and we are its drugged up guinea pigs. In perceptions â€“ arising naturally out of improved selfboardrooms and labs people concoct their addictive esteem â€“ we can help receive clarity and insight. We formulas. They are nothing more than dealersâ€™ intent can also lessen the drama that invariably results. on getting us hooked and taking our money. Here are two approaches with corresponding Without the addition of salt, sugar and fat, proquestions Martin suggests we employ. cessed foods would be inedible. We would never be Reality testing able to crunch our way through a bag of Cheetos. We What is my evidence for and against my thinking? would be grossed out at first bite. Breakfast cereal Are my thoughts factual, or are they just my interwould be about as appetizing as digging into a bowl pretations? of shredded cardboard. Cookies and crackers would Am I jumping to negative conclusions? be like eating dried flakes of wood. Obesity would How can I find out if my thoughts are actually go the way of the Dodo bird along with the epidemic true? of diseases and raft of emotional trauma it causes. Seeking out alternative explanations There would be no diet industry, no fast food joints, Are there any other ways that I could look at this no middle aisles in the grocery store. situation? But they do add salt, sugar and fat and then dress What else could this mean? their products up in fancy colours and market it If I were being positive, how would I perceive this to the masses with feel-good catch phrases such as situation? Kool-Aid boasting of its â€œrainbow of flavours kids Martin suggests that we try to keep an open mind love, and a good source of Vitamin C moms can feel and consider what other conclusions evidence may good about.â€? illustrate. Also, that we remember that just because Add a few vitamins and minerals to a product something meant something in the past doesnâ€™t mean and it comes off sounding like a health food. And it means the same thing today. We must consider that our perceptions are limited and we cannot possibly understand how things will play out in the moment. As it turned out, the car in question was the old family sedan Jerry had driven before buying his own vehicle. A colleague at Jerryâ€™s work had bought the car from Jerryâ€™s father. Apparently, the colleague had never insured and registered the vehicle, and left it abandoned AFSC Alberta Flood on a side street when he moved to another city. Recovery Loan Program American researcher, John Seely Brown made (AFSC AFRLP) an interesting observation. â€œThe harder you fight to hold onto specific assumptions the more likely thereâ€™s gold in letAFSC is offering loans to assist Alberta businesses in recovering, ting go of them.â€? rebuilding and re-establishing their operations after the June 2013 Recognizing that our current way of thinkďŹ‚oods. ing might be negative or self-defeating should be s YEAR RENEWABLE TERM LOANS UP TO motivation enough for us to look at things from a different perspective. s &IXED 0RIME 2ATE
family were bad things, but because our basic visions of what marriage is â€” what marriage is for â€” were incompatible. Alex and I werenâ€™t married three months before our differences â€” the kinds of differences we couldnâ€™t have discovered in each otherâ€™s CVs â€” started to baffle us. He disliked my seriousness. I found him shallow. He craved adventure. I craved stability. He resented routine. I thrived on it. Though it took years to parse these differences, it didnâ€™t take long at all to recoil from them. The point, of course, is not that two people with this constellation of differences canâ€™t marry each other. Couples do it all the time. The point is that something compelling (Love? History? Common interests? Great sex?) has to transcend the differences. Arranged couples start out with none of that. When Alex and I got married, all we had was our raw selves. Conventional Indian wisdom would say, â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter. You adjust to each other. You sacrifice, you compromise, you accommodate. For the sake of preserving the marriage, you change.â€? I donâ€™t disagree, exactly. All marriages, arranged or not, eventually hinge on compromise and change. But accommodating a spouse is an entirely different activity from enjoying her. Yes, weâ€™ve changed, and yes, weâ€™ve accommodated, but isnâ€™t framing marriage in terms of adjustment and compromise (instead of pleasure, or even affinity), an admission of defeat from the get-go? No, my elders would say emphatically, it is not. It is a clear-eyed insistence on reality. Delight fades. Feelings come and go. Affinities shift with age and circumstance. Love, though â€” the practical, everyday love we choose in spite of our differences â€” is unwavering. But do I have that kind of love? Neither Alex nor I, when we describe our first meeting, use words like â€œattraction,â€? or â€œlove at first sight,â€? or â€œromance.â€? I donâ€™t say, â€œMy pulse raced when you walked in the door.â€? He doesnâ€™t say, â€œI got tongue-tied every time you asked me a question.â€? Neither of us says, â€œI really wanted to kiss you when we said goodbye.â€? In my case, what arranged marriage took away early on was the thrill of pursuit. Alex didnâ€™t pursue me; in the economy of the arrangement, he didnâ€™t have to. I, meanwhile, wasnâ€™t allowed to pursue him. Since neither of us freely chose, neither of us tasted the deep pleasures of being freely chosen. On the other hand, Iâ€™m married to a good man who is my partner and my equal. Heâ€™s a committed provider and a loving father to our two children. We have a comfortable life, rooted in tradition, family, and culture. My parents would say Iâ€™ve hit bedrock, a foundation far stronger than the shifting sands of American romance. But the losses are significant, and Alex and I still grieve them. On the rare occasions when we talk about this, we express sadness on each otherâ€™s behalf: â€œI wish you had married a best friend.â€? â€œI wish youâ€™d found a spouse who excites you more.â€? â€œI wish delight would replace acceptance.â€? To arrange a life, after all, is to control it. To write its script so exhaustively that thereâ€™s little room left for improvisation. And a lot of good stuff happens when you are improvising. Yes, at times we think about quitting. We wonder whether our culture has asked too much of us. We worry about the questions our very American children might ask about our marriage. But something always pulls us back. To arrange a life is also to love and protect it, to put every bit of scaffolding in place to prevent collapse and chaos. Itâ€™s an ongoing tension, messier than the words â€œarranged marriageâ€? would suggest. This is how we manage our lives. We try to do it well. we buy it. We have a blind faith in the food industry. If it wasnâ€™t good for us, they wouldnâ€™t be allowed to sell it, right? Thatâ€™s what I always thought until the blinders came off and the grocery store stood there like the Emperor with no clothes. Itâ€™s like finding out someone you trusted has been poisoning your drinking water on purpose. The addict in us shrugs and says, â€œItâ€™s all a bunch of hogwash. Theyâ€™re always changing their minds. Whatâ€™s good for us today, is bad for us tomorrow. We all have to die of something. Three doughnuts please and a double double.â€? Or we recognize the truth but feel so overwhelmed we donâ€™t know what to do about it. If we canâ€™t eat processed food whatâ€™s left? How do we eat out? How do we shop? How do we cook? You know thereâ€™s been some thorough brainwashing going on when the idea of living on a diet of fruit, vegetables and lentils seems strange, but drinking blue sugar water seems normal. And the food industry laughs and counts its money. Shannon McKinnon is a humour columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns by visiting www.shannonmckinnon.com.
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FINISHED FOR SEASON The Los Angeles Angels say slugger Albert Pujols is done for the season because of an injured left foot. The Angels made the announcement Monday. Pujols hasn’t played since July 26. He had been saying he wanted to return when his partially torn plantar fascia healed. The injury has bothered him all season, and forced the first baseman to mostly become a designated hitter. The Angels began the season with high hopes, but are far back in the playoff race. The 33-year-old Pujols hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 RBIs this year. This is the first time the three-time NL MVP finished with fewer than 30 homers in his 13-season major league career. Pujols is in the second season of his $240 million, 10-year contract.
● Golf: PGA of Alberta championship, River Bend Golf Course. Tee times 6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
● Senior baseball: Annual Doug Bradford Memorial tournament, Great Chief Park.
● Senior baseball: Annual Doug Bradford Memorial tournament, Great Chief Park.
● Senior baseball: Annual Doug Bradford Memorial tournament, Great Chief Park.
● Senior baseball: Annual Doug Bradford Memorial tournament, Great Chief Park. ● Men’s Rugby: Calgary Rugby Union, Red Deer Titans vs. Hornets. noon Div III; 2 p.m., Div II, Titans Park. ● WHL: Rebels open camp, rookies 7:30-9 p.m., Centrium.
● Senior baseball: Annual Doug Bradford Memorial tournament, Great Chief Park.
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BY ADVOCATE STAFF The 2013 PGA of Alberta championship opened under perfect conditions at River Bend Golf Course Monday and the field tore up the course. Twenty-six in the field of 99 finished under par and 34 were par or better following the first of two rounds. Matt Freeman of Canyon Meadows of Calgary fired a seven-under par 65 to take a onestroke lead over Darryl James of the National Golf Academy at Shaganappi and Tim Sawatzky of Lynx Ridge in Calgary. Red Deer native Todd Halpen of the Golf Canada Centre came in with a 67 while Gord Newis of Calgary Glencoe and Thomas Schupp of Eaglequest Golf Dome in Calgary shot a 68. Blair Buttar of Edmonton, Mark Corrigan of Pinebrook and Red Deer native Joey Sereda of the Academy of Golf Town, Edmonton North, were at 69. Jake Behiels of Cougar Creek in Sundre sits in a tie for 18th at 71 with Kevin Broderson of Lacombe and Roy Hide of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club at even-par 72. Scott Anderson of River Bend shot a 73 and is tied for 35th. Tye Friesen of Lacombe came in with a 74 while Wayne Dick of Innisfail, Ryan Moore of Ponoka and Aaron Pakylak of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club shot a 76. River Bend’s Todd Fiske had a 77, one stroke better than Red Deer native Jordan Krulicki of Sherwood Park’s Belvedere and Brian Miller of Pine Hills in Rocky Mountain House. Kevin Snell of Red Deer’s Golf Town had an 82 with Scott Bergdahl of Lakewood Golf Resort at 83 and David Drake of Pine Hills at 85. The leaders go off today at 1 p.m.
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Matt Freeman of Canyon Meadows in Calgary uses a little body english hoping to get the ball to drop on the 18th hole at River Bend Golf and Recreation Area on Monday. Freeman hit a seven under par 65 on the first day of competition at the Alberta PGA Tour Final.
RDC curling saved by community BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF The Athletic Leadership Fund (ALF) was established at RDC to support all athletics. It became even more important with the recent budget cuts that threatened such sports as golf, curling, cross-country running and futsal with curling and futsal affected the most. But the curling community can take sit back and relax as the sport has been saved. “When we established the Athletic Leadership Fund it was to support all athletic programs . . . that’s why it’s in place,” said RDC vice-president of enterprise and community relations. Michael Donlevy. “When we had the budget cuts it put some of the smaller programs on the bubble, but the leadership fund is not only there to support men’s hockey, but the smaller programs as well.” But it wasn’t just the ALF that helped
save curling as the community stepped up as well. There have been a number of significant donations made to the ALF and several other individuals and groups and thrown their support behind specific sports, such as the Scottsville Group behind golf. There are several others who don’t want their names put out there. “There are several individuals who don’t want to put their names out there, but we certainly want to thank the community for their continued support,” said Donlevy, who believes it’s important to have all sports available at the college. “A lot of students come to RDC hoping to be on the curling team for example and we want to be able to offer that opportunity.” RDC director of athletics Keith Hansen couldn’t have been happier when he learned the sport would continue this season. “I believe curling is a big sport in Central Alberta and we’ve had a lot of success
as shown by our silver medal at the nationals,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for the students to participate in the sport.” Hansen was especially pleased to see the support of the community for the ALF and all sports at RDC. “It speaks to the level of commitment by the people of Red Deer and area and what they think of the college and their programs,” he said. Last year RDC won bronze in both the women’s and mixed divisions at the ACAC curling championships. Curling opens this year Nov. 29 in Camrose. ● The RDC soccer teams are the first to see action this season as the Kings meet Mount Royal in exhibition play Saturday in Calgary. The soccer league opens Sept. 7 in Medicine Hat. The other teams open camp in early September with Kings hockey expected to start Sept. 1 in Penhold. firstname.lastname@example.org
Golf is easier than we make it out to be It’s all about control. until you give it a go. Golf tends It seems reasonable that in to and will always continue to order to hit the golf ball with be one of the most frustrating consistency and with maximum games on the planet. distance that we should hold The fact still remains that if onto the golf club with all of our it looks so easy (when watching might, taking the club back and a professional) then why is it then attempting to so difficult to hit the return the club back golf ball in the directo the ball. “Hitting” tion you want, with the ball seems so consistent contact easy when you watch and with a reasonthe pros swing. Their able amount of disgolf swings seem so tance? Why can I not effortless. In fact it is repeat the perfect effortless. shot I just hit two Keep in mind holes ago? Why, why, that when watching why? Well, to quote professional golfers the title from a book on television, they by Dr. Bob Rotella, have spent countless Golf is not a Game SCOTT hours for many years of Perfect. I think in BERGDAHL attempting to perfect short, this says it all. their golf swings. It’s unreasonable INSTRUCTION to think Their knowledge of that you can specific positions hit each and every within the swing moshot perfectly. In tion qualifies them as experts. fact, even the best players in And experts they are! Watching the world understand that they them “swing” is like poetry in will not hit every shot perfectly. motion. They all make the game Therefore, this would lead me look so easy. In fact, it is easy to believe that you are only as . . . easier then we make it out good as your miss-hit shots. The to be. question then becomes, how do This last sentence seems to I “hit” the ball better? The anbe a contradiction to what most swer lies in the word. people experience about the You do not “hit” the ball you game of golf. The game is easy? make a “swing”. Although a play In fact, by most people’s experi- on words, “swinging” the club ence, including mine, the game rather than trying to “hit” the can be one of the most difficult ball says it all. In most cases, sports in the world to become attempting to “hit” the ball cregood at. How difficult is it to ates certain swing flaws. These take a stick and hit a ball that swing flaws include; improper is not even moving? Seems easy grip, a tight grip pressure and
most certainly improper body motion. The fact remains that most players who are attempting to hit the ball swing to, not through the ball causing poor contact, loss of distance and direction. The past number of articles I have discussed the flaws associated with improper body motion. These flaws include sway, slide and early extension. These swing flaws are a direct result of allowing the body to move laterally as you swing the golf club back and through the ball. Lateral motion of your body during the golf swing compromises contact and direction. The first step is to discuss the proper sequence of motion during the backswing. Once you’re in your set up position, begin the club moving back by turning your shoulders. The arms are attached to the shoulders therefore when you turn your shoulders the arms and club start moving back as well. Too often I see a player use their hands to start the club moving back. This immediately puts you out of sequence and in most cases sets a player up to “hit” the ball, not “swing” the club. As the shoulders turn the hips will begin to rotate. As you approach the top of your backswing, your left knee (for right handed golfers) will move toward your right knee slightly. The last thing to happen in the backswing is the left heel may rise slightly. The bottom line is
that we are attempting to make a rotational motion during the backswing rather than a lateral motion. If done properly you will create load. In other words, the idea is to coil your body up in such a way that engages your core muscles. Too many players use just their arms and hands to swing the club. Doing so minimizes your power and ultimately causes poor contact and affects direction. The downswing is basically a reversal of this sequence. The last thing to happen in the backswing is the first thing to happen in the downswing. Let’s use the spring analogy to help you better understand this concept. I attached a spring at its base to a table top. Placing my hand on the top part of the spring, I start coiling it up. The spring will coil from the top until it cannot coil any further. When I let go of the spring it begins to uncoil from the bottom up. The same thing happens in the downswing. I start by putting my left heel on the ground so that I can transfer weight to it. From here there is a slight lateral motion of the knees, but essentially I need to turn my hips (in fact, most people will sense that their hips turn first during the downswing). Allowing the hips to turn will in fact uncoil the upper body allowing the club to “swing” through the golf ball sending you to a good finish position.
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Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 73 53 .579 71 52 .577 67 57 .540 64 59 .520 57 67 .460
GB — 1/2 5 7 15
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 73 51 .589 66 58 .532 64 59 .520 54 69 .439 49 74 .398
GB — 7 8 18 23
Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston
West Division W L Pct 72 53 .576 71 53 .573 57 67 .460 55 68 .447 41 83 .331
GB — 1/2 14 16 30
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Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami
GB — 16 18 21 27
Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 73 51 .589 72 52 .581 71 54 .568 54 70 .435 54 71 .432
GB — 1 2 19 19
West Division W L Pct 72 52 .581 64 59 .520 58 68 .460 56 69 .448 55 68 .447
GB — 7 15 16 16
Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco
Sunday’s Games Detroit 6, Kansas City 3 Baltimore 7, Colorado 2 Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 1, 10 innings Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 2 Seattle 4, Texas 3 Houston 7, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 7, Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, Boston 6
Sunday’s Games Miami 6, San Francisco 5 Arizona 4, Pittsburgh 2, 16 innings Baltimore 7, Colorado 2 Philadelphia 3, L.A. Dodgers 2 Atlanta 2, Washington 1 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 1 St. Louis 6, Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3 Texas 16, Houston 5 Oakland 2, Seattle 1 Cleveland at L.A. Angels, late Boston at San Francisco, late
Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Minnesota 1 Philadelphia 5, Colorado 4 Cincinnati 5, Arizona 3 Miami 6, L.A. Dodgers 2 Chicago Cubs 11, Washington 1 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 5 Pittsburgh 3, San Diego 1 Boston at San Francisco, late
Tuesday’s Games Toronto (Rogers 3-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 6-4), 11:05 a.m., 1st game Tampa Bay (Cobb 7-2) at Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 8-5), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 9-7) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 4-12), 5:05 p.m., 2nd game Minnesota (Pelfrey 4-10) at Detroit (Porcello 9-6), 5:08 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-0) at Texas (Blackley 1-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 2-10) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-6), 6:10 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-1) at L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 13-6), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 10-12) at Oakland (Gray 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 8:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Seattle at Oakland, 1:35 p.m. Boston at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Houston at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m.
Monday’s Major League Linescores
National League East Division W L Pct 76 48 .613 60 64 .484 57 66 .463 55 69 .444 48 75 .390
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AMERICAN LEAGUE Tampa Bay 110 200 000 — 4 10 0 Baltimore 011 000 100 — 3 15 1 Price, J.Wright (6), Jo.Peralta (7), McGee (7), Rodney (9) and J.Molina; Tillman, Patton (7), Fr.Rodriguez (7), Matusz (8), Tom.Hunter (9) and Wieters. W—Price 7-5. L—Tillman 14-4. Sv—Rodney (28). HRs—Tampa Bay, Longoria (25), Joyce (16). Baltimore, Wieters (18). Houston 010 000 400 — 5 9 2 Texas 20(11) 101 10x — 16 14 0 Harrell, LeBlanc (3), Humber (6), Elmore (8) and Corporan, Elmore, J.Castro; Garza, R.Ross (7), Soria (9) and Pierzynski. W—Garza 3-1. L—Harrell 6-14. HRs—Texas, Pierzynski (14). Seattle 000 000 100 — 1 8 0 Oakland 000 100 001 — 2 6 2 Harang, Furbush (8), Capps (9) and Quintero; J.Parker and Vogt. W—J.Parker 9-6. L—Capps 2-3. HRs—Oakland, Moss (19). INTERLEAGUE New York 110 200 101 — 6 14 1 Minnesota 000 000 100 — 1 7 0 Gee, Rice (8), Atchison (9) and T.d’Arnaud; Gibson, Swarzak (4), Duensing (7), Burton (9) and Mauer. W—Gee 9-8. L—Gibson 2-4. HRs—New York, Byrd (20). NATIONAL LEAGUE Colorado 000 000 220 — 4 7 0 Phila. 000 410 00x — 5 7 0 Manship, Francis (6), W.Lopez (7), Brothers (8) and W.Rosario; E.Martin, De Fratus (7), Lu.Garcia (8), Diekman (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—E.Martin 2-2. L—Manship 0-3. Sv—Papelbon (21). HRs— Colorado, Tulowitzki (21). Philadelphia, Mayberry (9), Ruiz (3).
Tuesday’s Games Colorado (J.De La Rosa 12-6) at Philadelphia (Cloyd 2-2), 5:05 p.m. Arizona (Corbin 12-3) at Cincinnati (Cingrani 6-2), 5:10 p.m. Atlanta (Beachy 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 5-2), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-6) at Miami (Ja.Turner 3-4), 5:10 p.m. Washington (Haren 7-11) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-2), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 13-6) at Milwaukee (Lohse 8-8), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 5-8) at San Diego (T.Ross 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Boston (Peavy 9-5) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 2-4), 8:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Boston at San Francisco, 1:45 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 4:40 p.m. Colorado at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Miami, 5:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m.
Arizona 000 102 000 — 3 10 0 Cincinnati 010 310 00x — 5 8 0 Delgado, Thatcher (7), W.Harris (8) and Nieves; Arroyo, M.Parra (7), Hoover (8), A.Chapman (9) and Hanigan. W—Arroyo 12-9. L—Delgado 4-4. Sv—A. Chapman (31). HRs—Arizona, A.Hill (9). Cincinnati, Frazier (13). Los Ang. 000 011 000 — 2 6 0 Miami 002 001 03x — 6 10 1 Ryu, Withrow (8), Howell (8), Marmol (8) and A.Ellis; Fernandez, A.Ramos (7), Qualls (8), Cishek (9) and Mathis. W—Fernandez 9-5. L—Ryu 12-4. HRs— Miami, Stanton (15). Wash. 000 000 100 — 1 6 0 Chicago 301 130 21x — 11 9 0 Zimmermann, Abad (6), Krol (8) and W.Ramos; Samardzija and D.Navarro. W—Samardzija 7-11. L— Zimmermann 14-7. HRs—Washington, W.Ramos (8). Chicago, Schierholtz 2 (18), Do.Murphy 2 (6), D.Navarro (11). St. Louis 100 102 040 — 8 16 1 Milwaukee 001 010 300 — 5 11 0 S.Miller, Maness (6), Wacha (7), Siegrist (8), Mujica (9) and Y.Molina; Estrada, Wooten (7), Kintzler (8), Badenhop (8) and Lucroy. W—Wacha 2-0. L—Kintzler 3-1. Sv—Mujica (32). HRs—St. Louis, Beltran (21), Jay (7). Milwaukee, Aoki (7), Ar.Ramirez (6).
Golf PGA FedExCup Leaders YTD Top Last Week Rank Name Points Wins 10’s Finish Chng 1. Tiger Woods 3,059 5 7 DNP 2. Matt Kuchar 2,293 2 7 DNP 3. Brandt Snedeker 2,218 2 8 CUT 4. Phil Mickelson 2,166 2 6 DNP 5. Bill Haas 1,505 1 9 T20 +1 6. Billy Horschel 1,487 1 7 DNP -1 7. Justin Rose 1,447 1 5 DNP 8. Jordan Spieth 1,436 1 7 2 +8 9. Henrik Stenson 1,426 6 DNP -1 10. Keegan Bradley 1,416 7 DNP -1 11. Adam Scott 1,347 1 5 DNP -1 12. Boo Weekley 1,335 1 4 T37 13. Kevin Streelman 1,333 1 5 DNP -2 14. Jason Day 1,284 6 DNP -1 15. Jason Dufner 1,256 1 3 DNP -1 16. Dustin Johnson 1,226 1 5 DNP -1 17. Webb Simpson 1,188 4 T11 +1 18. Zach Johnson 1,141 6 T5 +5 19. Harris English 1,134 1 4 DNP -2 20. Steve Stricker 1,117 5 DNP -1 21. Hunter Mahan 1,101 4 DNP -1 22. Patrick Reed 1,062 1 5 1 +56 23. Jim Furyk 1,057 5 DNP -2 24. Russell Henley 1,048 1 3 DNP -2 25. D.A. Points 1,038 1 2 DNP -1 26. Jimmy Walker 996 5 CUT -1 27. Charles Howell III 996 5 DQ -1 28. Gr. McDowell 941 1 4 DNP -1 29. Jonas Blixt 912 1 2 DNP -1 30. John Merrick 909 1 2 DNP -1 31. Chris Kirk 904 3 T65 32. Ken Duke 902 1 2 DNP -2 33. Charl Schwartzel 871 4 DNP -1 34. Graham DeLaet 856 5 DNP -1 35. Lee Westwood 856 6 DNP -1 36. Sang-Moon Bae 838 1 2 T52 +3 37. Matt Jones 836 4 T5 +14 38. Bubba Watson 830 3 DNP -3 39. Mic. Thompson 828 1 3 DNP -3 40. Angel Cabrera 826 2 DNP -3 41. Roberto Castro 823 2 CUT -3 42. Rickie Fowler 822 4 DNP -2 43. Scott Stallings 816 4 DNP -2 44. Martin Laird 809 1 2 DNP -2 45. David Lingmerth 806 3 CUT -2 46. Ryan Palmer 801 4 DNP -2 47. Chris Stroud 800 4 T37 +1 48. Charley Hoffman 793 5 DNP -3 49. Rory McIlroy 777 5 DNP -3 50. Scott Piercy 773 4 DNP -3 PGA Tour Statistics Scoring Average 1, Tiger Woods, 68.654. 2, Adam Scott, 69.117. 3, Justin Rose, 69.220. 4, Henrik Stenson, 69.356. 5, Charl Schwartzel, 69.470. 6, Matt Kuchar, 69.507. 7, Sergio Garcia, 69.604. 8, Brandt Snedeker, 69.722. 9, Phil Mickelson, 69.726. 10, Keegan Bradley, 69.777. Driving Distance 1, Luke List, 306.3. 2, Nicolas Colsaerts, 305.7. 3 (tie), Bubba Watson and Gary Woodland, 304.1. 5 (tie), Dustin Johnson and Jason Kokrak, 303.3. 7, Keegan Bradley, 302.2. 8 (tie), Robert Garrigus and Eric Meierdierks, 301.9. 10, Ryan Palmer, 301.3. Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Mark Wilson, 70.86%. 2, Jerry Kelly, 70.80%. 3, Tim Clark, 70.35%. 4, Chez Reavie, 70.05%. 5, Justin Hicks, 69.87%. 6, Henrik Stenson, 69.49%. 7, Ken Duke, 69.42%. 8, Jim Furyk, 69.29%. 9, Jin Park, 68.82%. 10, Jeff Maggert, 68.51%. Greens in Regulation Percentage 1, Graham DeLaet, 70.73%. 2, Henrik Stenson, 70.72%. 3, Ricky Barnes, 70.48%. 4, Boo Weekley, 70.17%. 5, Ross Fisher, 69.71%. 6, Bubba Watson, 69.49%. 7, Vijay Singh, 69.13%. 8, Justin Hicks, 68.92%. 9, Kevin Stadler, 68.82%. 10, Bill Haas, 68.73%. Total Driving 1, Graham DeLaet, 61. 2, Justin Rose, 67. 3, Henrik Stenson, 78. 4, Jim Herman, 79. 5, Boo Weekley, 81. 6, Keegan Bradley, 88. 7, Matt Jones, 89. 8 (tie), Brandt Jobe and D.J. Trahan, 99. 10, Hunter Mahan, 100. Strokes Gained - Putting 1, Greg Chalmers, .876. 2, Tiger Woods, .835. 3, Sergio Garcia, .831. 4, Aaron Baddeley, .746. 5, Brandt Snedeker, .727. 6, Luke Donald, .712. 7, Stephen Ames, .710. 8, Bryce Molder, .709. 9, Phil Mickelson, .692. 10, James Driscoll, .653. Birdie Average 1, Phil Mickelson, 4.23. 2, Billy Horschel, 4.11. 3, Rory Sabbatini, 4.09. 4, Charley Hoffman, 4.03. 5 (tie), Tiger Woods and Ryan Palmer, 4.00. 7, Charl Schwartzel, 3.98. 8, Brandt Snedeker, 3.94. 9, Morgan Hoffmann, 3.87. 10, 2 tied with 3.85. Eagles (Holes per) 1, Dustin Johnson, 84.0. 2, Andres Gonzales, 90.0. 3, Tiger Woods, 99.0. 4, Henrik Stenson, 108.0. 5, Chris Kirk, 109.4. 6, Joe Ogilvie, 114.0. 7, Ernie Els, 117.0. 8, Jason Kokrak, 118.8. 9, Patrick Reed, 119.5. 10, Kevin Stadler, 120.6. Sand Save Percentage
1, K.J. Choi, 67.83%. 2, Matt Kuchar, 66.40%. 3, Steven Bowditch, 66.07%. 4, Justin Rose, 63.93%. 5, Lee Williams, 63.64%. 6, Casey Wittenberg, 63.30%. 7 (tie), Ben Crane and Rickie Fowler, 62.75%. 9, Jason Day, 62.62%. 10, Tom Gillis, 62.61%. All-Around Ranking 1, Tiger Woods, 210. 2, Jordan Spieth, 333. 3, Keegan Bradley, 346. 4, Charley Hoffman, 353. 5, Brandt Snedeker, 365. 6, Justin Rose, 368. 7, Matt Jones, 369. 8, Billy Horschel, 394. 9, Kevin Stadler, 401. 10, Boo Weekley, 407. World Golf Ranking 1. Tiger Woods USA 2. Phil Mickelson USA 3. Rory McIlroy NIr 4. Adam Scott Aus 5. Justin Rose Eng 6. Matt Kuchar USA 7. Brandt Snedeker USA 8. Jason Dufner USA 9. Graeme McDowell NIr 10. Henrik Stenson Swe 11. Luke Donald Eng 12. Keegan Bradley USA 13. Steve Stricker USA 14. Lee Westwood Eng 15. Ian Poulter Eng 16. Ernie Els SAf 17. Charl Schwartzel SAf 18. Jason Day Aus 19. Jim Furyk USA 20. Sergio Garcia Esp 21. Louis Oosthuizen SAf 22. Dustin Johnson USA 23. Bubba Watson USA 24. Zach Johnson USA 25. Bill Haas USA 26. Webb Simpson USA 27. Hunter Mahan USA 28. Hideki Matsuyama Jpn 29. Matteo Manassero Ita 30. Peter Hanson Swe 31. Branden Grace SAf 32. Bo Van Pelt USA 33. Nick Watney USA 34. Rickie Fowler USA 35. Richard Sterne SAf 36. Jordan Spieth USA 37. Martin Kaymer Ger 38. Jonas Blixt Swe 39. Scott Piercy USA 40. Kevin Streelman USA 41. Jamie Donaldson Wal 42. Francesco Molinari Ita 43. Billy Horschel USA 44. Thorbjorn Olesen Den 45. Ryan Moore USA 46. Angel Cabrera Arg 47. Nicolas Colsaerts Bel 48. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano 49. Boo Weekley USA 50. Robert Garrigus USA
13.87 8.61 8.44 7.93 7.44 6.71 6.42 6.02 5.94 5.78 5.26 5.08 5.00 4.96 4.59 4.57 4.57 4.57 4.49 4.49 4.46 4.31 4.23 4.18 4.10 4.03 3.88 3.36 3.30 3.18 3.17 3.09 3.09 3.01 3.00 2.99 2.98 2.96 2.85 2.83 2.82 2.79 2.78 2.62 2.57 2.54 2.52 Esp 2.45 2.43
Aus SAf SAf Aus SAf Jpn SAf SAf Arg SAf Tha Aus SAf Can Tha
7.93 4.57 4.57 4.57 4.46 3.36 3.17 3.00 2.54 2.33 2.24 2.16 1.98 1.94 1.89
18 17 17 14 16 13 16 18 15 17 16 17 18 18 12 7 18 6 18 18 6 12 20 16 7 16 19 17 20 19 17 16 18 17 19 19 19 4 18 16 20 15 13 16 19 18 19 18 10 17
$433,984 $396,249 $305,999 $303,993 $235,572 $225,341 $225,184 $223,196 $216,948 $182,667 $178,421 $177,116 $169,300 $166,745 $157,304 $155,917 $153,885 $152,828 $142,510 $141,272 $140,540 $139,313 $138,618 $137,477 $135,105 $132,298 $132,018 $128,957 $128,176 $124,343 $119,589 $114,361 $111,629 $108,369 $106,290 $103,965 $103,796 $102,281 $101,969 $97,983 $96,178 $95,620 $95,204 $95,110 $95,062 $95,006 $94,330 $92,416 $92,117 $87,510
1. Michael Putnam 2. Ben Martin 3. Chesson Hadley 4. Edward Loar 5. Will Wilcox 6. Kevin Tway 7. Mark Anderson 8. Alex Aragon 9. Tim Wilkinson 10. Alex Prugh 11. Jamie Lovemark 12. Kevin Kisner 13. Danny Lee 14. Brice Garnett 15. Benjamin Alvarado 16. Peter Malnati 17. Jim Renner 18. Brendon Todd 19. Daniel Chopra 20. Kevin Foley 21. Andrew Svoboda 22. Steven Alker 23. Ashley Hall 24. Mathew Goggin 25. Patrick Cantlay 26. Wes Roach 27. Whee Kim 28. Scott Parel 29. Miguel Angel Carball 30. Chad Collins 31. Alexandre Rocha 32. Nick Rousey 33. Bronson La’Cassie 34. Franklin Corpening 35. Shane Bertsch 36. Billy Hurley III 37. Byron Smith 38. Spencer Levin 39. Matt Davidson 40. Will MacKenzie 41. Tyrone Van Aswegen 42. Fernando Mechereffe 43. Kelly Kraft 44. Jason Gore 45. Andrew D. Putnam 46. Scott Dunlap 47. Brett Stegmaier 48. D.J. Brigman 49. Dawie van der Walt 50. Bhavik Patel LPGA Money Leaders
2013 Presidents Cup Standings At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Oct. 3-6 Top 10 for each team qualify automatically plus two Captain’s picks: United States 1. Tiger Woods 21,537,771 2. Brandt Snedeker 14,998,127 3. Phil Mickelson 14,344,474 4. Matt Kuchar 14,111,215 5. Keegan Bradley 10,394,284 6. Jason Dufner 10,342,372 7. Bill Haas 10,236,876 8. Hunter Mahan 9,595,188 9. Zach Johnson 9,078,762 10. Webb Simpson 8,873,636 11. Steve Stricker 8,703,084 12. Dustin Johnson 8,681,908 13. Jim Furyk 8,043,663 14. Bubba Watson 7,816,908 15. Billy Horschel 6,956,635 International 1. Adam Scott 2. Ernie Els 3. Charl Schwartzel 4. Jason Day 5. Louis Oosthuizen 6. Hideki Matsuyama 7. Branden Grace 8. Richard Sterne 9. Angel Cabrera 10. Tim Clark 11. Thongchai Jaidee 12. Marc Leishman 13. George Coetzee 14. Graham Delaet 15. Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Webcom Money Leaders
1. Inbee Park 2. Stacy Lewis 3. I.K. Kim 4. Suzann Pettersen 5. So Yeon Ryu 6. Beatriz Recari 7. Paula Creamer 8. Karrie Webb 9. Angela Stanford 10. Na Yeon Choi 11. Cristie Kerr 12. Catriona Matthew 13. Hee Young Park 14. Lizette Salas 15. Jiyai Shin 16. Jessica Korda 17. Shanshan Feng 18. Anna Nordqvist 19. Ai Miyazato 20. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 21. Pornanong Phatlum 22. Jennifer Johnson 23. Haeji Kang 24. Caroline Hedwall 25. Ilhee Lee 26. Chella Choi 27. Karine Icher 28. Lexi Thompson 29. Mika Miyazato 30. Yani Tseng 31. Morgan Pressel 32. Gerina Piller 33. Amy Yang 34. Giulia Sergas 35. Mo Martin 36. Carlota Ciganda 37. Jenny Shin 38. Brittany Lang 39. Moriya Jutanugarn 40. Hee Kyung Seo 41. Meena Lee 42. Chie Arimura 43. Brittany Lincicome 44. Sun Young Yoo 45. Julieta Granada 46. Azahara Munoz 47. Jane Park 48. Irene Cho 49. Nicole Castrale 50. Mina Harigae
Trn 16 18 16 15 16 16 16 14 17 16 14 14 17 17 14 14 13 17 14 16 16 17 18 15 17 18 17 16 14 16 16 17 14 17 16 10 17 18 15 17 17 14 16 17 18 17 15 13 16 18
Money $2,134,844 $916,799 $909,957 $860,056 $847,207 $784,023 $628,715 $565,764 $551,300 $511,469 $498,885 $496,291 $493,013 $465,539 $459,605 $448,434 $441,715 $421,863 $402,759 $355,915 $329,901 $328,017 $327,282 $327,210 $325,038 $320,373 $307,190 $300,155 $285,149 $273,743 $267,099 $263,254 $250,241 $245,376 $234,579 $213,719 $210,153 $203,845 $203,216 $196,772 $192,931 $183,830 $178,044 $177,690 $174,552 $166,160 $159,295 $157,447 $137,324 $134,587
Canada ousted from Little League World Series THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Panama 12 Canada 0 SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Jean Mar Sanchez hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs, and Edgardo Rosales and Juan Crisp combined on a one-hitter to help Aguadulce, Panama, stay alive at the Little League World Series with a 12-0 win over Canada on Monday. Panama will face Taiwan in an elimination game Tuesday, while the Canadian representatives from Ottawa were eliminated. Rosales struck out four in 2 2-3 innings, while Crisp struck out two in 1 1-3 innings of relief.
Panama scored six times in both the second and third innings. Rosales started the scoring with a solo homer before Rafael Eysseric added a tworun triple. Sanchez knocked home a run with a single and Crisp added a two-run single in the second. Carmelo Cruz had an RBI walk, Jean Cornejo hit a two-run double and Sanchez homered in the third. Jack Walsh had the lone hit for Canada.
GP Saskatchewan 7 Calgary 7 B.C. 7 Edmonton 7 Toronto Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg
GP 7 7 7 7
CFL West Division W L T 6 1 0 5 2 0 5 2 0 1 6 0 East Division W L T 5 2 0 3 4 0 2 5 0 1 6 0
Tate, Cal PF 234 226 169 161
PA 150 186 164 205
Pt 12 10 10 2
PF 230 166 156 153
PA 174 205 201 210
Pt 10 6 4 2
CFL LEADERS SCORING Touchdowns (Ru-running; Rc-receiving; Rt-kickoff/punt return; Oother; Pt-points):done TD Ru Rc Rt O Pt Cornish, Cal 9 8 1 0 0 54 Harris, BC 6 4 2 0 0 36 Barnes, Tor 5 0 5 0 0 30 Gable, Ham 5 3 2 0 0 30 Getzlaf, Sask 5 0 5 0 0 30 Simpson, Wpg 5 5 0 0 0 30 Chiles, Tor 4 0 4 0 0 24 Dressler, Sask 4 0 4 0 0 24 Goltz, Wpg 4 4 0 0 0 24 Green, Mtl 4 0 4 0 0 24 Sheets, Sask 4 4 0 0 0 24 T.Smith, Sask 4 0 4 0 0 24 Stamps, Edm 4 0 4 0 0 24 Arceneaux, BC 3 0 3 0 0 18 Bagg, Sask 3 0 3 0 0 18 Charles, Edm 3 2 1 0 0 18 Ellingson, Ham 3 0 3 0 0 18 Koch, Edm 3 0 2 1 0 18 Lewis, Cal 3 0 3 0 0 18 McDaniel, Cal 3 1 2 0 0 18 Owens, Tor 3 0 2 0 1 18 C.Taylor, BC 3 0 3 0 0 18 West, Cal 3 0 3 0 0 18 PLACEKICKING FG 20 20 16 13 14 14 9 7 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
S 0 5 0 3 3 4 1 1 3 1 6 0 5 2 2 0
Pt 80 78 71 63 62 59 40 32 21 8 6 5 5 2 2 1
RUSHING Sheets, Sask Cornish, Cal Harris, BC Simpson, Wpg Charles, Edm Whitaker, Mtl Reilly, Edm Lulay, BC Gable, Ham Kackert, Tor Messam, Mtl Steele, Tor Burris, Ham Durant, Sask Lamar, Ham LeFevour, Ham Goltz, Wpg Collaros, Tor Devine, Mtl White, Edm
No. 151 108 96 91 57 53 26 25 38 36 34 27 25 11 17 9 23 24 17 21
Yds. 919 749 515 477 321 279 229 205 200 189 171 143 139 109 99 92 84 83 78 66
Avg. 6.1 6.9 5.4 5.2 5.6 5.3 8.8 8.2 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.3 5.6 9.9 5.8 10.2 3.7 3.5 4.6 3.1
L 37 53 23 75 70 25 22 23 22 57 18 26 15 18 18 30 13 15 21 11
RECEIVING Stamps, Edm Owens, Tor Green, Mtl Ellingson, Ham Durie, Tor Arceneaux, BC Dressler, Sask Grant, Ham Smith, Sask Lewis, Cal Giguere, Ham Moore, BC Coehoorn, Edm Getzlaf, Sask Koch, Edm McDaniel, Cal Chiles, Tor Edwards, Wpg Taylor, BC Barnes, Tor
No. 28 52 34 29 37 22 32 31 22 32 26 26 27 23 31 29 14 20 26 19
Yds. 573 572 552 471 444 440 438 436 401 400 394 388 362 360 360 313 290 290 289 266
Avg. 20.5 11.0 16.2 16.2 12.0 20.0 13.7 14.1 18.2 12.5 15.2 14.9 13.4 15.7 11.6 10.8 20.7 14.5 11.1 14.0
L 46 33 74 39 48 77 42 51 70 32 61 43 51 33 35 45 55 60 34 73
PASSING Burris, Ham Ray, Tor Reilly, Edm Lulay, BC Durant, Sask Calvillo, Mtl Glenn, Cal Pierce, Wpg Goltz, Wpg
C-A 153-235 143-183 128-206 135-208 112-171 115-196 87-128 66-108 45-78
Pct. 65.1 78.1 62.1 64.9 65.5 58.7 68.0 61.1 57.7
Yds. 2136 1768 1728 1691 1549 1322 930 854 476
5 1 124.5
INTERCEPTION RETURNS Parks, BC Emry, Mtl Robinson, Tor Washington, Wpg W.Brown, Sask Ferri, Sask R.Brown, Ham Elimimian, BC J.Johnson, Wpg Carter, Tor
Bowman, Mtl Banks, BC Lawrence, Tor Horton, Tor Brown, Mtl Wild, Wpg Gainey, Mtl J.Jackson, Tor Ball, Tor Munoz, Edm Bighill, BC
WEEK 10 Friday, Aug. 30 Hamilton at B.C., 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 Winnipeg at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2 Edmonton at Calgary, 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 Montreal at Toronto, 5:30 p.m.
Parades, Cal Whyte, Mtl Milo, Sask Prefontaine, Tor Congi, Ham Shaw, Edm Palardy, Wpg McCallum, BC O’Neill, BC Waters, Tor Renaud, Wpg DeAngelis, Wpg Schmitt, Sask Bartel, Ham Maver, Cal Watt, Tor
468 No. 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yds. 64 26 47 46 42 37 19 17 17 10
TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No. 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Yds. 9 6 6 0 54 54 38 16 13 6 5
TD 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
WEEK NINE Thursday’s game B.C. at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Friday’s game Calgary at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s game Winnipeg at Hamilton, 11 a.m. Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 2 p.m.
C 20 13 23 21 17 13 12 10 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 1
TD 11 14 9 11 17 6 4 2 2
Int. 4 0 6 7 0 5 2 5 2
Eff. 103.1 128.6 79.1 100.4 133.3 78.3 98.0 72.2 73.5
TEAM OFFENCE (Yardage includes losses) Pass Saskatchewan 1865 Toronto 2288 Hamilton 2184 Calgary 1845 B.C. 1701 Edmonton 1893 Winnipeg 1571 Montreal 1502
Rush 1081 586 605 955 868 641 610 619
Total 420.9 410.6 398.4 400.0 367.0 362.0 311.6 303.0
TEAM DEFENCE (Yardage includes losses) Pass B.C. 1599 Calgary 1684 Montreal 1750 Winnipeg 2090 Saskatchewan 2066 Hamilton 1870 Edmonton 1856 Toronto 2155
Rush 711 701 698 563 613 882 935 862
Total 330.0 340.7 349.7 379.0 382.7 393.1 398.7 431.0
National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Buffalo 2 0 0 1.000 64 New England 2 0 0 1.000 56 N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 54 Miami 1 2 0 .333 64
PA 36 43 39 51
Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee
W 2 1 0 0
L 0 1 2 2
South T Pct 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .000 0 .000
PF 51 40 16 40
PA 30 56 64 49
Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland Pittsburgh
W 2 2 2 0
L 0 0 0 2
North T Pct 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .000
PF 71 61 51 26
PA 39 29 25 42
Denver Oakland Kansas City San Diego
W 1 1 0 0
L 1 1 2 2
West T 0 0 0 0
PF 20 39 26 38
PA 46 45 32 64
NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Washington 2 0 0 1.000 46 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 30 Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 36 Dallas 1 2 0 .333 48
PA 34 33 40 51
Pct .500 .500 .000 .000
New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay
W 2 1 0 0
L 0 1 2 2
South T Pct 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .000 0 .000
PF 45 33 33 37
PA 33 31 61 69
Chicago Detroit Green Bay Minnesota
W 1 1 1 0
L 1 1 1 2
North T 0 0 0 0
Pct .500 .500 .500 .000
PF 50 32 19 29
PA 52 41 24 47
Arizona Seattle San Francisco St. Louis
W 2 2 1 0
L 0 0 1 2
West T 0 0 0 0
Pct 1.000 1.000 .500 .000
PF 29 71 21 26
PA 7 20 23 46
Sunday’s Game Indianapolis 20, N.Y. Giants 12 Monday’s Game Washington 24, Pittsburgh 13 Thursday, Aug. 22 New England at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Carolina at Baltimore, 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 Seattle at Green Bay, 6 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Buffalo at Washington, 2:30 p.m. Cleveland at Indianapolis, 5 p.m. N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 5 p.m. Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Miami, 5:30 p.m. St. Louis at Denver, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at Dallas, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Tennessee, 6 p.m. San Diego at Arizona, 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 New Orleans at Houston, 2 p.m. Minnesota at San Francisco, 6 p.m.
Transactions Monday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Sent 3B Wilson Betemit to Frederick (Carolina) for a rehab assignment. Recalled DH Danny Valencia from Norfolk (IL). BOSTON RED SOX—Activated C David Ross from the 60-day DL. Optioned C Ryan Lavarnway, RHP Rubby De La Rosa and INF Brock Holt to Pawtucket (IL). Transferred RHP Andrew Bailey and RHP Clay Buchholz to the 60-day DL. Selected the contract of SS Xander Bogaerts from Pawtucket. Recalled RHP Brayan Villarreal from Pawtucket. HOUSTON ASTROS—Acquired 1B Japhet Amador and OF Leonardo Heras from Diablos Rojos del Mexico (Mexican) for cash considerations. Called up LHP Wade LeBlanc from Oklahoma City (PCL). Optioned OF Marc Krauss to Oklahoma City. MINNESOTA TWINS—Optioned RHP Kyle Gibson to Rochester (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Activated OF Desmond Jennings from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Brandon Gomes to Durham (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Reinstated SS Munenori Kawasaki from the paternity list. Optioned RHP Thad Weber to Buffalo (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS—Activated OF Brian Bogusevic from the 15-day DL. COLORADO ROCKIES—Placed RHP Jhoulys Chacin on the bereavement list. Placed C Yorvit Torrealba on the 7-day DL with a concussion. Recalled INF-C Jordan Pacheco and INF-OF Ryan Wheeler from Colorado Springs (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reinstated RHP Brian Wilson from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF-1B Scott Van Slyke to Albuquerque (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS—Placed 3B Placido Polanco on the seven-day DL. Selected the contract of INF Gil Velazquez from New Orleans (PCL). Transferred OF Marcell Ozuna to the 60-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Sent RHP James McDonald to the GCL Pirates for a rehab assignment. Recalled RHP Ryan Reid from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned LHP Kris Johnson to Indianapolis. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Recalled RHP Brad Boxberger from Tucson (PCL). Designated RHP Sean O’Sullivan for assignment. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Acquired OF David DeJesus from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named. Released OF Roger Bernardina. Eastern League TRENTON THUNDER—Announced RHP Bryan Mitchell and RHP Manny Barreda were assigned to the team from Tampa (FSL) and INF Saxon Butler was assigned to Tampa. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS—Signed RHP Charlie Hejny. GRAND PRAIRIE AIR HOGS—Signed RHP Curtis Camilli. ST. PAUL SAINTS—Released C Adam Seaman. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS—Released 1B James Maxwell. FRONTIER GREYS—Traded OF Justin Vasquez to Schaumburg for OF Bubba Dotson and
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Calvillo not expected back for next game montreal alouettes by THE CANADIAN PRESS Jim Popp isn’t banking on quarterback Anthony Calvillo or any of the Montreal Alouettes’ walking wounded returning Thursday night to face the B.C. Lions. Calvillo, who is suspected of having a concussion, was among eight Alouettes injured in their 24-21 road loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Saturday. And given Montreal’s quick turnaround, interim head coach Popp is assuming all eight won’t suit up against B.C. (5-2). “Guys were getting MRIs, seeing doctors (Monday) and (Tuesday) they sit down and get the final word of where they are but we can’t wait on that,” the Alouettes’ general manager said in a telephone interview. “We’ve had to move forward as though all eight aren’t playing and if you get one or two back, then great. “But we’ve had to go into the thinking mode that we’re not going to have them and move forward.” Calvillo, who will celebrate his 41st birthday Friday, was injured in the first half after taking a hard hit from Saskatchewan defensive end Ricky Foley. Pro football’s all-time passing leader had completed four-of-eight passes for 85 yards at the time with Montreal (2-5) trailing 7-3. Backup Josh Neiswander replaced Calvillo, completing 12-of-30 passes for 147 yards and two interceptions. It was Neiswander’s first CFL regular-season action since signing with Montreal in 2011. “I’ve always said I don’t want to know who our next quarterback is, I hope our starter stays on the field,” Popp said. “That’s a good sign. “You find guys, you prep them and if they are
called to play then they go out there and play and either you win with them or you don’t and you realize if they’ve got it or they don’t have it.” If Calvillo doesn’t play against B.C., Popp would expect Neiswander to start but could also see rookie Tanner Marsh getting some playing time. Both took snaps with the starting offence in practice last week prior to Montreal’s game in Regina. “We planned last week that we’d play both if it came down to that and we ended up not because Josh handled it fairly well,” Popp said. “He’s the more experienced guy and he’s looked good in practice but we could very easily see both of them if Anthony doesn’t play.” Trouble is, Calvillo wasn’t the only Alouette hurt in Regina. Also injured were linebackers Bryn Roy (knee), Jonathan Beaulieu-Richard (ankle) and Kyries Hebert (knee), long-snapper Martin Bedard (shoulder), tackle Josh Bourke (knee), safety Mike Edem (shoulder) and receiver Brandon London (head). What’s more, Roy, Beaulieu-Richard, Bedard, Bourke and Edem are all Canadians. Replacing all of them under normal circumstances would be a huge challenge, let alone on a short week. “Even to get a guy off a practice roster, there’s a process to it,” Popp said. “If we were awarded a guy he wouldn’t get here in time to practise so there’s no sense in doing that. “You get to what’s on the street, well, we’ve made calls to the primary agents that represent most of the non-import guys and they don’t have anybody . . . and the guys that were actually on the street a couple of weeks ago who are going back to CIS, well, they’re in practice now and are going back to school so that’s limited the number. But that’s everybody’s problem, not just ours.” Popp said London is definitely recovering from a concussion and won’t play against the Lions. Ear-
lier this month, Montreal lost veteran receiver Jamel Richardson, a two-time all-star, to a season-ending knee injury in practice. Montreal wasn’t the only CFL club hit hard by injuries last weekend. Saskatchewan slotback Rob Bagg injured his left knee in the first half. The native of Kingston, Ont., had missed portions of the previous two seasons with injuries to both knees. Bagg appeared to be in tears while walking off the field. An update on his status is expected Tuesday when the Riders return to practice. Riders slotback Weston Dressler jammed his left shoulder against Montreal but remained in the game, finishing with five catches for 51 yards and a TD. Calgary’s Nik Lewis was among the many CFL players tweeting their best wishes to Bagg following his injury. Hours later, the Stampeders’ veteran receiver suffered a fractured fibula in a 26-22 road loss to B.C. on Saturday night and is expected to miss six weeks. Injuries and an early coaching change have combined to make for a difficult start to the 2013 season for Montreal. Popp is 0-2 as interim coach replacing Dan Hawkins, who was fired after just five games. Presently Montreal has 12 players on the ninegame injured list and running backs Brandon Whitaker (separated shoulder) and Noel Devine (ankle sprain) both didn’t play in Regina. Popp isn’t optimistic either will suit up Thursday considering the Alouettes won’t play again until Sept. 3 in Toronto and both could use the extra time to heal up. “Listen, we’ve had that kind of year, we’ve had a lot of injuries,” Popp said. “You don’t always have that, you’re very fortunate some years not to have as many injuries as others but I still believe we can win any game we go into. “Yeah, we’re missing very key people but we won’t make that an excuse.”
Redskins win exhibition game that had everything LANDOVER, Md. — Kirk Cousins limped past Robert Griffin III’s locker, using crutches and wearing a stabilizing boot. “He’s OK, people,” Griffin told the awaiting group of reporters. He’d better be. The Washington Redskins are running out of healthy quarterbacks. With Griffin again a spectator as he works his way back from major knee surgery, the team’s insurance policy suffered an injury of his own. The preliminary diagnosis says Cousins sprained his right foot in the second quarter of Monday night’s 24-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, although an MRI is scheduled for Tuesday to determine if it’s something worse. “When I first did it, it didn’t feel like it was anything serious,” Cousins said. “It feels almost like a sprained ankle, just in the middle of my foot.” Injuries — including one to Steelers rookie running back Le’Veon Bell — penalties and turnovers dominated a mess of a game, although Griffin once again upstaged the proceedings before the first ball was kicked. He dressed in full uniform for the second straight game even though everyone knew he wasn’t going to play. And his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, chatted with owner Dan Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen on the sideline while Griffin was warming up. Griffin has been pining to go harder in practice and to play in a preseason game, publicly disagreeing with coach Mike Shanahan’s more cautious plan. But Shanahan said it’s Andrews who has to give the thumbs-up for Griffin to play, and the target date for the quarterback’s return remains the regularseason opener Sept. 9. “He watched him out on the field. Then he brought him in and obviously checked him out,” Shanahan said. “It’s the first time that he’s checked Robert since we went to training camp, when (Andrews) approved that he could practice. He felt very good about his progress.
“But, again, he’s going to come back in a couple weeks after our preseason’s over, re-evaluate him again, and then he’ll give us the ‘Yea’ or ‘Nay.”’ Wearing a bulky black brace on his right knee, Griffin walked onto the field well before kickoff wearing a white T-shirt with the words “OPERATION PATIENCE,” his ad hoc theme throughout training camp. At one point, he walked over to the sideline and gave Snyder a hug. Griffin smiled and laughed frequently during the game and even exchanged a highfive with Andrews. “He says everything looks good,” Griffin said. “We’ve just got to keep going from here.” Cousins started and went 2 for 3 for 19 yards before he got injured the same way Griffin did during a game last season — while getting tackled at the end of a run. He grabbed his right foot after being dragged down along the sideline by linebacker Lawrence Timmons and was examined by Andrews before walking to the locker room. Bell’s injury appeared similar to Cousins’. The second-round pick, who was supposed to have the inside track on the up-for-grabs Steelers running back job hurt his right foot in the first quarter, another injury to go with the sore left knee that kept him out of Pittsburgh’s preseason opener. The Steelers were so eager to see what Bell could do that they gave him the ball on the first four offensive plays of the game. The ex-Michigan State back gained 4, 3, 1 and 1 yards, left the game and never returned. He is scheduled for an MRI on Tuesday. Trainers for both teams stayed busy. Steelers fullback Will Johnson left with a rib injury and running back Baron Batch had a stinger, although coach Mike Tomlin indicated that neither injury was serious. Redskins defensive tackle Barry Cofield broke a bone in his right hand, but should be able to play with a cast. Receivers Aldrick Robinson (bruised left thigh) and Leonard Hankerson (bruised right knee), and running back Keiland Williams (strained left knee) were also among the ailing.
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Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25), cornerback Ike Taylor (24), and linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) combine to tackle Washington Redskins wide receiver Josh Morgan (15) during a NFL preseason football game Monday, in Landover, Md.
Crowded crease has goalies battling for Olympic starts by THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Three goalies already know they’ll represent Canada in women’s hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics, which is a certainty their teammates currently don’t possess. Each country will have three goaltenders on their 21-player rosters at the Olympic women’s hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, next February. So when Canadian head coach Dan Church invited Charline Labonte of Boisbriand, Que., Edmonton’s Shannon Szabados and Genevieve Lacasse of Kingston, Ont., to try out for the Canadian team, it effectively punched their ticket to Sochi. The three women insist that doesn’t take pressure off their shoulders. The stakes are different, but no less high in their minds. Nine defencemen are chasing six jobs and 15 forwards are vying for the dozen openings on the Olympic roster. Church intends to name his Olympic team by the end of December. The skaters chosen will dress for every game in Sochi. The goaltenders don’t have that luxury and are thus competing for Olympic starts. “People say ‘you guys are lucky you are going’ but there’s only going to be one of us playing in that gold-medal game,” Lacasse says. “All three of us, that’s our goal, to be the starting goalie in the goldmedal game.” Canada will meet reigning world champion U.S. in a prelimi-
women’s hockey nary-round game Feb. 12 in Sochi. Finland and Switzerland are also in Canada’s pool. The Canadians and Americans are expected to meet again for gold Feb. 20. If Labonte, Szabados and Lacasse haven’t established a pecking order by the end of December, their internal competition could continue after the team is named. “It will depend on where we’re at and how they’re playing,” Church says. “There may be competition between all three of them still going into January. It may be two of them have moved ahead of the other.” The majority of players trying out for Canada’s Olympic team are from outside of Alberta and have relocated to Calgary for the next six months. They’re skating and training daily and are playing intra-squad games this week. The women will play between 50 and 60 games before departing for Sochi. Included in that schedule are games against Alberta midget triple-A men’s teams, as well as eight games against the U.S. women — six exhibition games and two at the Four Nations Cup in November. In a non-Olympic year, the women’s world championships and the annual Four Nations Cup provide less than 10 international starts in total for Canada’s three goalies. So Labonte, Szabados and Lacasse will have opportunities this winter they don’t normally get to play themselves up, or down,
the national team’s depth chart. The head coach says there isn’t an incumbent No. 1 for the Olympic Games. “Going into the year, it’s wide open,” Church said. “In my mind, all three are on equal footing right now.” Szabados played herself from third string behind Labonte and Kim St. Pierre to Canada’s starter during the last centralized season of 2009-10. She made 28 saves in a 2-0 shutout of the Americans in the goldmedal final in Vancouver. The 27-year-old has been Canada’s starter in all three world championship finals since then, but she doesn’t see the starting job as hers to defend. “Obviously that’s my goal this year, to work hard to become that number one,” Szabados says. “I think we’ll all get a fair shot at it this year. We play 50-plus games this year. It gives us a lot of chances to kind of showcase ourselves and prove to ourselves and our teammates that we can be the number one goalie.” Labonte backstopped Canada to Olympic gold in the final of the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy. She made seven saves in a 4-1 win over Sweden. She badly sprained her ankle playing basketball the day before the women’s 2009-10 centralized season kicked off. Unable to play for weeks, Labonte lost ground to St. Pierre, who retired post-2010, and Szabados.
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FOULSTON Kevan Walter 1961-2013 Kevan was born on February 15, 1961 in Central Butte, Saskatchewan and passed away on August 17, 2013 in Red Deer, Alberta at the age of 52. He has left many to cherish his memory; his wife, Gemmalyn Acunin-Foulston, who was the love of his life; his mother, Florence Foulston; 4 sisters; Louise Keyt (William), Sandra Upton (Robert), Dalyce McMullen (Lawrence) and Janice Foulston (John Wall) and 2 brothers; Delbert (Joan) and Brian, as well as 6 nieces, 11 nephews along with 13 great nieces and nephews, a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. His Lacombe family of friends and co-workers will miss him greatly. He was predeceased by his father, Walter Ivan Foulston. A heartfelt thank you to all the nursing staff of Unit 32, Red Deer General Hospital, for their exceptional care provided to Kevan. A memorial service to celebrate Kevan’s life will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Lacombe Memorial Centre, 5214 - 50th Avenue. In lieu of flowers charitable donations may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation.† Condolences to Kevan’s family may be made by visiting www.womboldfuneralhomes.com Arrangements entrusted to PONOKA FUNERAL HOME 403-783-3122 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~
JARVIS Irene Lenore Gwendolyn (Gwen) Gwen Jarvis of Alix, Alberta passed away suddenly on August 13, 2013 at the age of 85. Predeceased by her parents Alva Evenson (Anderson), Niels John Nielsen, her first husband (Cecil), companion Irving, and her brother Lawrence (Bud) Nielsen. Gwen is survived by her loving son Russell Jarvis and grandson Terry Jarvis, sister Agnes (Happy) Lagore, brother Ken Nielsen, sister-in-law Reta Nielsen, numerous nieces, nephews and close friends. Gwen was born November 3, 1927 in Acadia Valley the first grandchild to Rasmus and Clara Nielsen and later moved to Magnolia and eventually settled in Alix. Gwen was an avid curler and travelled across the country with her curling team where she started her collection of pins. She was a member of the Carroll Club, Canadian Order of Foresters and an honorary member of the Alix Trophy Club. Gwen loved gardening and was very proud to show off what she grew. A memorial service will be held on August 23, 2013 at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium , 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe at 1:00 PM followed by a gathering of fellowship and remembrance at St. Andrews United Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca When memory fades and life departs, you will live forever in our hearts. WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM of Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of the arrangements. 403-782-3366 403-843-3388 “A Caring Family, Caring For Families”
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Please email resume with current driver’s abstract to: www.colterenergy.ca Under Career Opportunities EXP’D WATER & VAC Operators needed for AB. & Sask. Fax or email resume 403-885-4374 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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@ gmail.com
RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 B9
FMC TECHNOLOGIES is currently looking for
R A TRACER
based out of our Blackfalds facility. FMC Technologies is a diverse international energy services company that offers competitive wage/bonus structure, a 15/6 schedule & a comprehensive benefit package. We are looking for enthusiastic & responsible individuals with a clean Class 1 or 3 driver’s license. Experience is an asset but not a requirement. Preference will be given to applicants who hold valid safety tickets. Please reply to this ad with a current resume and driver’s abstract by fax 403-885-5894 or in person. HYDROTESTORS 2000 is currently taking resumes for
PRODUCTION TESTING PERSONNEL REQ’D Day Supervisors (5- 10yrs experience)
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND
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Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan! QUALIFICATIONS:
• • •
Must have class 5 Q endorsement license, please provide drivers abstract as well as valid oilfield tickets. Drop off resumes at 7889 49 Ave. Red Deer.
TESTING TRUCK OPERATORS & SHOP HAND
an oilfield radioactive tracing company req’s an RSO for its Red Deer area operations. Qualified applicants can email their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
• JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Night Operators, and Helpers. Must have valid Class 5 drivers license. RSP’s and • benefits pkg. incentives. Email resumes to: • email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com fax 403-844-2148
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Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Has Opening for all Driver’s License required! positions! Immediately. M u s t b e w i l l i n g t o All applicants must have submit pre access fit current H2S, Class 5 with for duty test, as well as Q Endorsement, (No GDL drug and alcohol licenses) and First Aid. CELEBRATIONS • Travel & be away from We offer competitive HAPPEN EVERY DAY home for periods of time 21/7 wages & excellent benefits. IN CLASSIFIEDS • Ability to work in Please include 2 work changing climate reference names and LOCAL SERVICE CO. conditions numbers. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM Please fax resume to: TRUCK OPERATOR website: 403-264-6725 Must have Class 3 licence www.cathedralenergyservices.com Or email to: w/air & all oilfield tickets. Methods to Apply: email@example.com Fax resume w/drivers HRCanada@ No phone calls please. abstract to 403-886-4475 cathedralenergyservices.com pnieman@ Zubar Production LOOKING for Class 1 and Services Class 3 driver/operators of cathedralenergyservices.com Your application will be is currently taking resumes Superheater and Swamkept strictly confidential. for experienced pers. First Aid and H2S an Production Testing asset. Competive wages, UFA Rocky Mountain Supervisor medical/dental plans. Lots House Currently Night Operators & of out of town work, camps seeking Full & Part Time Assistant Operators or hotels provided. Send Truck Drivers Email resume to: resume to rpower@ Benefits Offered Fax firstname.lastname@example.org interceptrentals. Resume to 403-845-7903 or fax to (403)346-9420. com or bklassen@ OR Email to interceptrentals.com email@example.com Must have all valid tickets.
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BLACKFALDS Motor Inn -Housekeeping Supervisor Req’d. 1 F/T, $18/hr., 1 yr. exp. req’d. Fax resume: 403-885-5868 Attn: Jenny
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EAST 40TH PUB
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 5114 - 48 ST. 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 SUNSHINE Family Restaurant - F/T Kitchen Helper. $11.41/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Email: email@example.com Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS must be avail. nights and weekends. Must have: • • • •
2-3 yrs. post secondary education. 2-5 yrs. training 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. Provide references The hourly rate will be $13.10. Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161
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Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants
must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: email@example.com Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
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EDGE CLOTHING BOWER MALL Looking for a committed mature individual for management and f/t positions. The right candidate should possess the following: * Likes responsibility * Love interacting with people * Strong customer service attitude * Team leader/player * Is goal oriented * Enthusiastic * Efficient * Love for fashion Some weekends are a must. * Pay that’s above industry standard * Discounts within store * Clothing allowance * Bonus structure Please drop resume off in person within store as won’t accept resume through email. Open Mon. - Sat. 9:30 am - 9 pm. Sun. 11 am - 5 pm. Call Ben at 403-350-6142 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
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APPLY NOW NOW HIRING G.M. Tech or ASEP. With good communications skill and work ethics to work with award winning G.M. dealership in Lacombe Alberta. Good hrs & bonus. for production. Training provided . Apply to confidential email: email@example.com Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
AUTOBODY JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC
or equivalent skill level. Required immed. Resume & references required. Apply to 6758 52 Ave.
Of Red Deer is seeking exp’d. carpenters for the agricultural industry. Must have drivers license. Call Brad 403-347-6562
Busy road construction company looking for
FINISHING HOE & DOZER OPERATORS
Minimum 5 yrs. exp, work 7 days a week at least 12 hrs. a day, overtime and subsided pay. Please Fax: resume to 403-309-1944 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASSIC HOMES LTD is now accepting resumes for JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER Full Time Hours. 3-4 yrs. exp. req’d. Provide references. Must have Zoom Boom, First Aid, & Fall Arrest Certificates. The hourly rate will be $22.00/hour. Email: email@example.com
For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHUNDA CONSTRUCTION Requires Full Time
For local work. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Fax resumes & ref’s to: 403-343-1248 or email to: email@example.com
SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 SIGN SHOP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: -Graphic Arts Technician (must know CorelDraw) -Sign Installer and -Sign Manufacturer All positions require min 3 yrs exp and a clean Class 5 License. Apply by fax only to: 403-341-4014
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Independent Paint & Body and/or Fix Auto Collision is currently accepting resumes for experienced Prepper or Painter. Apply with resume to 7453 - 50 Ave Red Deer, AB or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires LOOKING FOR APPRENTICE WELDERS/MILLWRIGHT Must be willing to travel, QUALIFIED work heights, have valid JOURNEYMAN drivers licence. Email: 2rd and 4th yr. email@example.com
MESSINGER Meats in Mirror, AB
With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599
Req’s EXPERIENCED BUTCHER IMMED. meat cutting, deboning, sausage making and kill floor work. F/T (45 HRS) permanent position, $20/hr. Please call Joe Messinger 403-788-3838
WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
WATER WELL NEEDED F/T Service Person DRILLERS HELPER for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116 NEW EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Central City Asphalt Ltd.
Flag People Labourers Wobbly Operator Fax (403) 885 5137 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: ccal.com
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck and pup exp. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489
PIPELINE PERSONNEL that work well in a team environment.
Valid driver’s licence an asset Please reply with resume to:
Email: email@example.com Fax: 403-782-6856 3412 53rd Ave, Lacombe, AB T4L OB5 Phone: 403-782-2756 Website: www.vikingprojects.ca
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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. RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for winch tractor, bed truck drivers and swamper’s. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ roncooilfield.ca or fax. 403-887-4892
H2S, CSTS/PST, First Aid, and Ground Disturbance
Academic Express ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• • • •
BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Viking Projects Ltd. is located in Lacombe Alberta and services all of Western Canada. We specialize in a variety of pipeline, facility and reclamation services.
Viking Projects Ltd. offers competitive wages, WHMIS and TDG tickets done in house. Safety Tickets required:
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 www.academicexpress.ca
Fracturing Operators Nitrogen Pumper Operators Cement Operators/Cement Bulk Drivers Acidizing Operators Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanics / Apprentices
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St. AND 43A Ave. & 39 St. Area $86/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA 44A Ave. & 35 St. Area $174/mo. ALSO 42 Ave. & 35 St. Area $191/mo. ALSO Spruce Drive & Springbett Dr. $85/mo. TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113.00/mo. ALSO Timberstone Way, Talson Pl., Thomas Pl., Thompson Cl., Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. $200.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in MUSTANG ACRES Mobile Home Park & KENTWOOD Kingston Dr. Kendall Cres. & Kane Cl. ALSO Kelloway Cres. Kensington Cl. Kyte Cres. ORIOLE PARK WEST Oswald Cl. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk (Reliable vehicle needed) GRANDVIEW AREA 71 papers daily $420.00/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA 75 papers daily $402.00/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information
Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316
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Carpenters Carpenters Helpers & Site Foreman
GROWING COMPANY, TJ PAVING, needs employees with paving experience. Great Working Atmosphere. Email resume to: email@example.com
Experience is an asset but we are willing to train. We are looking for motivated applicants meeting these criteria: - Enjoys challenges - Is dependable and responsible - Communicates well with others - Follows instructions - Is not afraid to ask questions
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Requires Full Time
DNR Pressure Welding requires B-Pressure Welders/Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: Ryan. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect.
We are looking for FLURRIES SHEEPSKIN is looking for 5 SALES REPS, selling shoes, at our Parkland Mall location. $12.10/hr. F/T Position. Email FlurriesRD@gmail.com
DNR Powerline Construction requires Journeyman/ Apprentices/Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 @dnrwelding.ca. Attention: Noel. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect.
B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 Misc. Help
MASTERCRAFT router c/w bits and table $75 403-348-5349
APPLIANCE DELIVERY DRIVER & DRIVER ASSISTANT Family owned and operated, Trail Appliances continues to grow and due to this, we are looking to expand our delivery department. Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, delivery, customer service, and after-sales support. The Company is currently looking to fill the following positions at our Red Deer warehouse location.† Appliance Delivery Driver Driver Assistant
Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of
Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.
Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227
Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week
In the towns of:
Please call Quitcy at 403-314-4316 DECK TRUCK OPERATOR POSITION, self motivated, mechanically inclined,, exp’d. Will train right personality. Class 5 w/air ticket req’d. Call City Haul Towing 403-588-7079 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@ graysonexcavating.com
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 or David 403-350-2555, or Mark 403-340-9203
LOOKER OFFICE FURNITURE
is looking for an OFFICE FURNITURE INSTALLER If you have a clean drivers licence, are hard working, flexible and have a positive attitude this job could be for you. Team work and a great work ethic is a must! This full-time position is for install and delivery of commercial furniture. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off to #3-7429-50th Ave.
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303 Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company. are needed to do framing, cleaning, reinforcing, pouring and other precast related jobs. All applicants must be flexible for hours and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Benefits are paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work is needed. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ eaglebuilders.ca. We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307
36” & 24” USED Fridge / Stoves & 2 Inglis Coin Operated Gas Dryers. Call Mike 403-342-4923 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
MICROWAVE $25 403-352-3030
2 BAR stools like new $50/ea. 403-347-7893 DESK w/hutch $40; round table w/3 chairs $30; apartment size freezer $75 403-505-6612 DININGROOM table w/ 2 leaves, 5 chairs $125 obo 403-307-1586 LEATHER recliner w/footrest, exc. cond, $200 obo RUN’N ON EMPTY 403-307-1586 SINGLE bed, bookcase Requires Mature, Reliable Cashiers for various shifts. headboard, 3 drawers $35; 4 drawer chest w/large Full/Part time. mirror $35; chest freezer ALSO LOOKING FOR 31.5” x 34.5” x 22” P/T DELI ASSISTANT $35 403-342-7460 Please apply with resume to 5101 - 76 Street, Red Deer SINGLE MATTRESS & BOX SPRING. Seeley. SOURCE ADULT VIDEO Practically new. $200. requires mature P/T help 403-347-0273 3 pm-11 pm. weekends Fax resume to: WANTED 403-346-9099 or drop off to: Antiques, furniture and 3301-Gaetz Avenue estates. 342-2514
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Stereos TV's, VCRs
GAMEBOY w/3 games $60 obo. PS2 w/8 games, $60 obo. iPOD SHUFFLE $60. 403-782-3847 JAY Z SPEAKERS, 100W, $80. SONY STEREO, $25. 403-782-3847
16 YR. old QH Sorrel gelding, 15.2, very well broke, neck reins, backs up, spins, rode down roads, real nice horse. $3000. 403-783-4943 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
Grain, Feed Hay
ROUND bales, Alfalfa Timothy Brome mix, $50/bale; Clover Alfalfa Timothy mix $40/bale 780-975-3313
rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
2 BDRM. Blackfalds, duplex, complete reno’d., 4 appls., no pets $1000/ mo.+ utils., 403-318-3284
3 BDRM. DUPLEX IN BLACKFALDS
Great 3 bdrm home. Functional flr plan with lots of light & space. 6 appls & immed. avail. Just $1325/mo. Tenant pays Gas & Power. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to book your viewing! Hearthstone 403-314-0099
LUXURY EXECUTIVE HOME
This 3 bdrm, 2 bath House in the Lancaster Subdivision is ready for a new family! Vacant now, this could be the home you’ve been looking for. This is a newer, modern home that you will be proud to show off. Space, Style & Location for only $1850/mo. You need to so this. Call Lucie at 403-396-9554 to get a look inside! Hearthstone 403-314-0099 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. RENTED SYLVAN LAKE 5 fully furnished rentals, incds dishes, bedding, cable, util. Avail. weekly/ monthly starting Sept. 1, 2013 - June 15, 2014. $1000 to $1500/mo. 403-880-0210. SYLVAN LAKE recent reno’d 900 sq.ft. 3 bdrm. bungalow, hardwood/tile, 5 appls, furn. $1250, unfurn. $1100 avail. Sept.1 403-874-5554
103 ADDINGTON DR. 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath. Avail. immed. 403-506-3233 2 BDRM., 2 bath condo, in Anders $1300 rent & d.d. + utils. Avail. Sept. no pets. Ref’s. req’d. 403-346-6521
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
NOW RENTING 1 & 2 BDRM. APT’S. 2936 50th AVE. Red Deer Newer bldg. secure entry w/onsite manager, 5 appls., incl. heat & hot water, washer/dryer hookup, infloor heating, a/c., car plug ins & balconies. Call 403-343-7955
STYLISH 2 BDRM. just south of Hospital This 3rd floor 2 bdrm. apt. is in a quiet,
adult only building.
In a quiet & calm location, assigned off street parking & a dishwasher, this could be the home you are looking for. Perfect for young professionals. Just $995/mo. Come take a look at a bldg you will be proud to show off and call home. Call Lucie now at 403-396-9554 before it’s gone. Hearthstone 403-314-0099
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
F. preferred for 3 bdrm. renovated home, includes all utils, $450/mo. DD $450 403-986-8656 FURN. ROOM, use of full house, utils. & internet. all incl. $475. 403-506-1907
1 LIGHT industrial bay 1143 sq. ft., one 10 x 12 overhead door, one man door, concrete floor/walls, located Northland Business Center. $1450/mo. Call Cathy 403-318-2992
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NEW HOLLAND FP 240 sileage cutter, metal alert, very good cond, *SOLD*
ACROSS from park, 3 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $1025/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. Sept. 1. 403-304-5337
MUST SELL New 2 Storey 1550 sq.ft 3 bdrm, bonus room, 2.5 bath, $379,900. Dbl. att. garage. 403-588-2550 PINE LAKE, AB. New home in gated community on golf course overlooking lake. Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, chefs kitchen, fully dev. bsmt, master suite has fireplace, ensuite. Golf course, clubhouse and pool outside your door. Vendor may take trades or carry financing. Bill or Glen 780-482-5273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 HONDA CIVIC LX
2 Door, 84,120 km., original owner, great condition. Keyless entry, iPod aux. jack, brand new battery. Asking $11,900. 403-302-1138 (Red Deer)
2005 TOYOTA Spyder MR2 Roadster, 64,527 kms., 5 spd, $16,888. AB Sport & Import 403-348-8788
4 YR OLD 2400 sq.ft. home, rear att. garage. Pie lot. $749,000. 403-358-0362 BIG VALLEY, AB, 3 bdrm, treed 50’ lot, needs work, $29,500, $6000 down, owner will carry mortgage. Call owner 780-475-2897
2008 GMC Acadia SLE AWD, $20, 888. 7652 - 50 Ave., Sport & Import
2012 Silverado LT 4x4 for sale. Power seats, mirrors, step rails. 13,000 km. $29,900. 403-843-1162, Ron
2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT Z71, custom bumpers, cold air intake. $24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import
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MASON MARTIN HOMES New condo, 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., $189,800. 403-588-2231
1972 12 X 44, 2 bdrms, loc a t e d i n S t e t t l e r, f i x e r upper or lake property $16,000 obo 587-876-7491 1997 MODULINE INDUSTRIES 16x80. $49,500. Call for photo’s. 403-358-8933
2004 BMW X3 AWD, sunroof, 6 spd. $13,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import 2000 MALIBU 104,000 kms, $2800 403-506-3479
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2002 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather only 165,000 kms. $5650. 403-348-9746
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1966 smallblock 289 w.C6 trans., $1200 obo 403-704-3714
RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. AMVIC APPROVED. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519
NEW DUPLEX, 2 suites, for $389,900. 2000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. Mason Martin Homes 403-588-2550
2004 DURAMAX SLT 260,000 kms, $15,700 403-704-3714
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MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225
2007 F150 Crewcab 4X4 XLT. Loaded, very nice shape in and out. $6950. 403-348-9746
1997 HONDA, 5 spd., 2 dr., very clean. 403-318-3040
Locally owned and family operated
MUST SELL 2012 MERCEDES Benz ML350 diesel, 9300 kms, $83,000 new, $65,000 obo 403-347-2151 352-6534
Vehicles Wanted To Buy
A-1 WILLY’S Parts Place Inc. Will haul away salvage cars free in city limits. Will pay for some. Only AMVIC approved salvage yard in Red Deer 403-346-7278
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1983 — Vancouver group Loverboy has a Billboard #11 Pop Hit with Hot Girls in Love. 1980 — Crowd of 1,400 riots when rocker Alice Cooper cancels a show in Toronto due to illness. 1973 — Roughrider fullback George Reed sets all-time world pro football rushing record, beating the 12,312 yards held by the NFL’s Jimmy Brown. 1812 — Isaac Hull on the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) defeats the British ship Guerriere after a two-day battle of Nova Scotia in the War of 1812.
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Their happy meal prize: broccoli BY LENNY BERNSTEIN ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Maybe, just maybe, we’re on to something when preschoolers are asking for seconds of broccoli. This, they swear, is the case at the Head Start program at the Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center in D.C., which I visited last week. “Fresh broccoli — they eat it like candy,” head cook Evon Gaither told me in the center’s full-service kitchen. “They love collard greens. And last week, I stir-fried squash. They loved that.” Now, even some grown-ups, most famously former President George H.W. Bush, have trouble choking down the much-maligned member of the cabbage family. So I’m not about to drink the (unsweetened) Kool-Aid and believe that little kids will beg for broccoli if only we’d offer it to them. But something has to explain last week’s encouraging report out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that, for the first time in decades, obesity declined among low-income preschoolers in 19 states and U.S. territories. One possible reason cited by CDC officials: the recent wider availability of fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of sugar-laden juices, for poor kids enrolled in a federal nutrition program. Photo by ADVOCATE news services So I went over to Mazique to see how they handle Maybe, just maybe, we’re on to something when preschoolers are asking for seconds of broccoli. Head Start food and fitness, and I came away impressed by the rather simple principle they live by: Cultivate the students Yabsera Sibhat, left, and Yonathan Dawit enjoy an after-graduation celebration in Washington. habit of exercise and healthful eating while the children are young. Really young, like 6 weeks to 4 years old. One day, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack his favorite food. Not just his favorite vegetable, his This is a heck of a good idea. One in eight U.S. pre- visited Mazique and was pleased to see some of the favorite food. schoolers is obese; for black and Hispanic kids, the children ask for seconds of broccoli, Keys recalled. I’m going to have to stick with chocolate chip cooksituation is worse. Children are five times as likely Maybe this is a partisan thing. ies on this one. But don’t tell the kids. to be overweight or obese when they grow up if they As President Obama noted just last month, it’s have weight problems between ages 3 and 5. Mazique kids don’t go home to nannies who cook them balanced meals and after-school sessions with personal trainers. “We serve the poorest of the poor,” Executive Director Almeta R. Keys said, adding, “And they don’t have the same advantages that other families do.” Some of the 4-year-olds I watched showing off their skills in English, Spanish and Amharic at last week’s graduation ceremony were homeless or living in transitional housing, she said. So if anyone is going to make a difference in these kids’ lives, it’s their parents and the teachers at Mazique. Janet Unonu, who has been the program’s full-time nutritionist for 33 years, gave me a tour and the ground rules at the same time, starting with the small garden out front where the children help plant and harvest okra, basil and peppers that will later go into their meals. Rice must be brown and bread the same color, she said. Baby food is made from scratch, ground from the same foods served to the older children. “From 6 weeks to 5 years [of age], they get no sugar here,” she said. That’s not completely true. Once a month, the children get an oatmeal cookie containing sugar, Gaither said. (I consume more sugar than that at breakfast every day.) And once a month they’re allowed a sweetened cereal. The rest of the time, it’s fresh fruit for dessert and healthy grains at breakfast. I wandered into a class of tots between 16 months and 2 years old, where the kids and teachers were eating family-style around those little preschool tables I couldn’t fit under if I tried. In the middle was a big bowl of fresh green beans; also on their plates were tuna fish and fruit. Milk at Mazique is low-fat. What about exercise? Introducing TELUS SharePlus Plans, The kids love Zumba, now on 2 year terms. teacher Reby Franklin said, as well as other Unlimited nationwide talk & text* kinds of dancing or just jumping up and moving Add an extra line from $35/mo. around. Parents are invited to participate. TeachShare your data† ers also take the kids on daily walks. Get it all on Canada’s most reliable 4G network.‡ Is any of this going to stick when the little ones Samsung GALAXY S4™ move on to a world of fastfood ads and video games? Mazique is hedging its bets. Parents are encouraged to take a six-week course offered by the program that teaches them how to read food labels at Learn more at the store and cook healthful meals at home. They telus.com/shareplus also are taught how to get kids exercising at home. Meseret Abebe, whose 4-year-old served as misFor more details, visit your TELUS store, authorized dealer or retailer, or call 1-866-264-2966. tress of ceremonies at the graduation, said she has learned to look for no-sug- TELUS STORES AND AUTHORIZED DEALERS ar-added juice and 2 per5301 43 St Red Deer cent milk. There’s no so- Bower Place 6838 50 Ave da, chips or sweets in her Parkland Mall 7434 50 Ave house, and no fast food. 5125 76A St She tries to serve fresh *Premium and subscription messages are not included. Customers with devices not able to display picture or video messages will receive a text message that includes a web address for viewing. †Only one SharePlus subscriber on the account requires a data option. That data can vegetables three times a be shared with up to four additional devices. The first device on each TELUS SharePlus Plan must be a Smartphone, Smartphone Lite or other mobile phone. Compatible phone required for BYOD option. ‡Based on testing of voice-call success rates, data-session completion rates and industry-standard call-quality measures against other national wireless service providers in metropolitan areas across Canada. TELUS, the TELUS logo and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. All other trademarks are the property day. of their respective owners. © 2013 TELUS. 49032H15
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