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MUSIC FESTIVAL Working through the day, stage and site crews at the Daines Ranch were busy setting up sound, stage, lighting, and site amenities Friday in preparation for the Alberta’s Own Independent Music Festival. The threeday rock event kicked off Friday night with a performance by Tupelo Honey and an open jam with festival artists. Saturday Tattered, The Preying Saints, RC Sindicate, Silo Mountain Outlaws, Clutch and others are on the lineup. Sunday will see performances by Fatal Syndrome and Follow, to name a few of the acts. For tickets, visit www. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/ Advocate staff


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The last two years have been very good for severe weather watchers in Alberta, with above average numbers of severe events, with storms bringing nickel-sized or larger hail.

STORMS: Last two years have been good for extreme weather As a teen, he took up flying and through that he learned a lot about meteorology. When Rabena, already involved in chasing storms, approached Danyluk saying he would like someone with meteorological expertise to help out, Danyluk decided to give it a shot. He appreciated flying for the tranquility of soaring alone high above the Earth, but quickly became hooked on the adrenalin of chasing. “My first funnel cloud I saw come down, that was pretty exciting. Or when you’re right behind a storm and then the tornado warning siren goes off on the radio, you’re like ‘Oh yes!’ ” he said. The chases tend to see three of the chasers packed into a car, with the fourth seat packed with equipment for monitoring the storm and the various photographic and video equipment. Other team members will be monitoring the storms from home and posting updates to the group’s website and Facebook page. Rabena said the team has been on about 30 chases over the last two years, mostly in Central Alberta, but with the rare trip into Saskatchewan or Southern Alberta as well. The last two years have been very good for severe weather watchers in Alberta, with above average numbers of severe events, with storms bringing: nickel-sized or larger hail; wind gusts in excess of 90 km/h; rainfall of 50 mm or more within an hour; or tornadoes touching down. Typically the province sees about 82 such events per year, but 116 had already been reported by the end of July 2013, with last year being even more active. However, explained Environment Canada meteorologist Bill McMurtry, only four tornadoes have been reported this year in Alberta, down from an average of 10 to 12. The Twisted Chasers group is based in a good spot. McMurtry said the Red Deer region “receives more severe weather events than any other region in the province.” Part of that is due to the city’s location on the eastern edge of Hail Alley, the rectangle of land from Turner Valley to Drayton Valley and east to Hwy 2 that is hit with more hail than any other area in the country. Danyluk said one of the group’s stated desires is to inform the public of any severe weather that may be in their area, done by calling Environment Canada, which can then put out an weather warning or watch. Ground truthing, as such on-the-spot data collection is called, is appreciated, said McMurtry,

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It’s huge in the States and I think Canada’s getting a little more recognition up here for its storms. But the only thing we can really do is push safety,” said Rabena. The men say they would like to reach a point where they can make trips into the United States during tornado season and acquire a vehicle that would enable them to do more detailed monitoring and get closer to storms. But with their revenue coming from merchandise and selling prints of their photographs, they are a long way from being able to armour plate a vehicle. “When people start to get into it, they’ll realize quickly that there’s no money in it,” said Rabena, “They might think that there is, but you have to be (one of the few prominent chasers) to make anything from it.” As they seek to raise funds for their own endeavours, the group is also working with local charities to raise funds for the work they do. A barbecue benefitting Loaves and Fishes this month raised $670 for its cause, with Twisted Chasers hosting the Red Deer women’s shelter charity garage sale on Sept. 21 as well. For updates on the Twisted Chasers’ activity, visit To notify Environment Canada of any serious weather event, call 1-800-239-0484 or email storm@








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but storm chasing itself is not recommended. “Environment Canada does not participate in nor encourage storm chasers due simply to issues of safety,” McMurtry said, “Sometimes storms can be very unpredictable and even the most knowledgeable of weather people, when you’re in the field, may get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, just because you might not have access to all the information that you may need to know.” Earlier this year, the widest tornado in recorded history hit central Oklahoma, and among the fatalities were an amateur chaser, along with Tim Samaras — a celebrated chaser and researcher whose work provided the first-ever look at the inside of a tornado — his son and a research partner. Rabena chalked that tragedy up to “chaser convergence.” With chasing exploding in popularity since Storm Chasers went on the air in 2007, Rabena said in the U.S. there are cases where there are too many people chasing a storm, compromising escape routes should a storm change course. “People just have a natural curiosity to look at stuff that’s destructive; it’s like an accident that you can’t look away from,” he said. Both chasers say safety is always paramount for them, and they are working on educational videos to share their expertise with the general public. “We always say ‘Make sure you go and chase with somebody that’s done it before or make sure you know what you’re doing before you go out there.’

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Health care trumps Internet announcement BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF STETTLER — A gathering for the announcement of a provincial grant to expand Internet service in East Central Alberta on Friday abruptly turned to criticism about the lack of rural hospital beds. Premier Alison Redford attended the event at Stettler Town and Country Museum to help announce a $111,975 Final Mile Community Program grant that will add three more tower sites and install broadband network equipment in the Special Areas rural municipality east of Stettler. But Wildrose MLA Rick Strankman used the opportunity to publicly remind the premier that her government has failed to re-instate acute care beds in Consort. “It’s frustrating. I appreciate technology, but technology is only part of a community, a society. You can’t get health care from the Internet,” the MLA for Drumheller-Stettler told the Advocate. He said the beds were closed in 2011 and Alberta Health Services promised the acute care beds would reopen when the community found doctors. Instead of continuing to wait for AHS to find doctors, the community found them, but the beds have not returned. “I’ve raised questions in the house to the health minister as to why those beds aren’t being re-instated,” Strankman said. He said the nearest acute care beds are 50 km away in Coronation, 80 km away in Provost, and 90 km away in Oyen. Redford said the issue is one for medical experts and there needs to be discussion to ensure the right health-care decisions are made. “There is no doubt when we look at what health care will be in Alberta, it’s going to have to be as innovative as what we’ve been talking about in respect to the SuperNet,” Redford told Strankman. Bonnie Sansregret, chair of Consort and District Medical Centre Society Board and Special Areas councillor, said the medical centre is currently working with AHS to find a solution but it’s been difficult for the community and surrounding area. “We have two physicians now. We’re very sustainable. We have a full compliment of nursing staff so we want to make those beds meet the needs of the

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Premier Alison Redford visited Stettler Town and Country Museum on Friday to help announce funding to extend high-speed Internet as part of a Special Areas project east of Stettler. community,” Sansregret said. In 2011, Consort Community Health Centre lost 5 acute care beds because locum coverage was unavailable. Fifteen long-term care beds remain. Sansregret said if the beds re-open they could be used for acute care, palliative care, or for residents to recuperate after surgery which is usually how rural hospital beds are used.

“Alberta Health Services assured us once we had the two physicians the service would be enhanced so that’s why we’re working with them now. “I’m optimistic we’ll meet the needs of the community.” She said the next meeting with AHS is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 15.

Shadow of Syrian crisis hangs over G20 summit OTTAWA — Canada may have sharp words for Russia over its stance on Syria, but when it comes to next week’s G20 summit, Stephen Harper and Vladimir Putin appear to be on the same page. The two leaders are both of the view that the focus of the meeting should be about stimulating more world economic and job growth, and agree on a number of the ways to accomplish that. That might seem a considerable feat — the leaders of the world’s top military powers all happen to be part of the G20, too. They’ll be assembled in St. Petersburg in front of the international media at the same time the U.S. might be leading a strike against Syria. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said his government had “high confidence” that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical weapons attack against its own people last week. The Obama administration released an unclassified intelligence assessment to back up its assertion. “Although the prime minister made very clear yesterday that the government of Canada has no plans at this time for a Canadian military mission, we fully support our friends and allies in responding to the Assad regime’s horrific attack on its own people,” Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said in a written statement Friday afternoon. “The Obama administration has shown great resolve and proper due diligence in the past week, and we fully support its efforts going forward.”



Flooded underpasses, toppled trees, as storms pound big Alberta cities Alberta’s two biggest cities are drying out and cleaning up after powerful overnight storms that produced lots of rain in one instance and destructive winds in another. Several drivers had to scramble onto their vehicles’ roofs when about 40 millimetres of rain in one hour flooded underpasses on Edmonton’s Yellowhead Trail. The runoff overwhelmed storm drains in several areas along the major northside artery and forced emergency crews to rescue a number of people when their vehicles got swamped. Several homeowners in the area also had flooded basements. In Calgary, a brief but powerful storm brought down power lines and toppled trees that blocked roads and damaged vehicles. Emergency crews had to deal with several lightning strikes, but there were no fires and no injuries.

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OBAMA EDGES TOWARD STRIKE A5 Baird has criticized Russia for obstructing any UN-sanctioned action against Syria at the security council, and also for supporting the regime of Syria President Bashar Assad. Russia, for its part, says the United States and others should wait until United Nations chemical weapons inspectors report back. Petr Plikhin, deputy chief of mission at the Russian embassy in Ottawa, said his government believes opposition groups in Syria have used chemical weapons themselves. “We only foresee one thing. If (an attack) happens, it could have a very negative impact on the whole situation in the Middle East,” Plikhin said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “I think it will simply worsen the situation in Syria itself. It could result in an increase of radical and terrorist activities in the Middle East and who knows maybe in other places.” Still, both Canada and Russia have a number of priorities they’d like to see checked off during the G20 summit. “It might resemble the situation back in June before the G8 summit,” said Plikhin. “There were also some tough words on each side concerning the situation in Syria, but in the end we see the unanimous acceptance of (a declaration by) the G8 leaders.” Indeed, at the last G8 meeting in Ireland, all leaders including Russia managed to put out a common declaration on the Syrian conflict, as well as ecoCentre and later flown to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton with life-threatening injuries. As of Friday afternoon, the woman remains in intensive care. RCMP Blackfalds continue to investigate. Speed did not appear to be a contributing factor. Hwy 595 was shut down for four hours while emergency service workers completed their work. Names of the drivers and passenger are not being released at this time.

Calgary firefighter charged with perjury following court testimony CALGARY — A former Calgary firefighter has been charged following testimony he gave in court in January. Police say the fire department decided to investigate and raised a concern about the fireman’s evidence. The findings were passed to the Crown prosecutor and then to police. Andrew Strack, who is 48, faces one charge of perjury.

Redford grand marshal of Calgary pride parade CALGARY — Alison Redford will become the first Alberta premier to march in a gay pride parade when she acts as grand marshal for Calgary’s event on Sunday. She is also to host a brunch during the city’s pride festivities to raise funds for a camp for sexual and

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nomic issues. This time, though, the world is teetering on the brink of a U.S.-led strike. “There is no doubt it would have an impact if we have a strike that happens before the summit, but all the leaders will be there, we’ll have the opportunity to discuss Syria,” Harper’s chief spokesman, Andrew MacDougall, said at a briefing Friday. “But right now we’re expecting to talk about the global economy, that’s the priority right now for the G20 meeting, and its important to continue with a discussion of the economy.” One key area in which Canada and Russia are hoping for progress is long-term investment financing. The idea is to help unlock the trillions of dollars held by pension funds, insurance companies and mutual funds by making it easier for those types of institutions to make major investments in infrastructure and other projects around the world. Canada and Russia have also been of the same point of view that G20 countries should agree on a hard target for their debt-to-GDP ratio, while the U.S. and some European countries have balked. Neither the Russian government nor Harper’s office is saying whether the two leaders will meet for an official bilateral meeting. U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled his meeting with Putin over Russia’s granting of asylum to Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents about National Security Agency surveillance of Americans. MacDougall said Harper would no doubt raise Canada’s concerns with Putin over a new law in Russia that forbids disseminating information about homosexuality to minors. gender minority youth. Organizers say more than 150 community and government representatives are expected to be at the brunch. Redford tweeted recently that she is “pleased” to be attending the parade. She was also the first Alberta premier to participate in Edmonton’s gay pride festival when she spoke after the parade in June 2012. Kathleen Wynne, Canada’s first openly gay provincial leader, made history earlier this year when she became the first Ontario premier to march in the Toronto pride parade.

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Accept more Syrian refugees: Trudeau BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says Canada should be doing more to admit refugees from the bloody conflict in Syria. Trudeau said Friday he was pleased to hear the Conservative government is not contemplating military intervention following an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime that the United States says killed at least 1,400 people. The death toll since the conflict began has topped 100,000 and the United Nations says more than six million Syrians have had to flee their homes. “I’ve very worried about the Syrian people,” he said before meeting people at a park in downtown Halifax. “We also do want to see our government providing humanitarian support, diplomatic pressure to



Supreme Court getting an earful over the future of the upper chamber OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is getting an earful on the future of the Senate. The federal government has asked the high court for guidance on what it would take to reform the upper chamber — and whether it can abolish the body without provincial consultation. The provinces and territories had until Friday afternoon to submit their views on the Senate questions. So far, everyone seems to agree that Ottawa cannot act alone to overhaul or outright abolish the upper chamber. Where they differ is in the details. Saskatchewan and Alberta agreed with the federal government position that all that is needed for abolition is the so-called 7/50 rule — the consent of seven provinces, representing at least half of the population. “Alberta continues to lead Senate reform efforts and our province’s position is that fundamental changes to the federal system requires input from the partners of Confederation,” Premier Alison Redford said in a statement. “But no one province should hold a veto to block important and necessary Senate reform.” Adds Saskatchewan: “Unanimity is not required for any of the proposals identified in the constitutional questions.” Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Manitoba, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick counter that the unanimous consent of the provinces is indeed needed to get rid of the Senate. The Northwest Territories says unanimous consent isn’t enough and its residents must be consulted before any changes are made. British Columbia got an extension and now has another week to file its opinion. Yukon is not weighing in.

resolve this situation and I know we can do more around refugees in terms of bringing some of the many thousand of displaced people to Canada for a better life.” Yaman Marwah, president for the Syrian Association of Ottawa, said his group was told earlier this year that the Canadian government was prepared to admit 1,500 Syrian refugees to Canada. “We have connections all over Canada and we didn’t see anything so far,” he said in an interview from Ottawa. “We haven’t seen anything aside from closing the Syrian embassy and getting the ambassador out since the beginning of the revolution.” Earlier this week, Trudeau said Parliament should be recalled to discuss what role Canada should play as the international community prepared to respond on Syria. He said the use of chemical weapons is “unacceptable” and requires a “sig-

nificant response.” In June, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Canada would give Jordan an additional $98.4 million to help the Arab country cope with more than half a million Syrian refugees. The following month, former citizenship and immigration minister Jason Kenney said Canada had made an initial commitment to resettle up to 1,300 Syrian refugees this year and next. Kenney said Canada was responding to the UN’s appeal to help a limited number of extremely urgent cases. As a result, he said Canada will resettle 200 vulnerable Syrian refugees in 2013 and 2014. As well, he said Canada planned to accept up to 1,100 Syrian refugees in 2014 through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. Ottawa has committed an additional $115 million in assistance to help Syrian refugees both in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

Ex-city councillor in Saint John, N.B., apologizes for sexually abusing boys

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SAINT JOHN, N.B. — A former municipal politician in Saint John, N.B., who sexually abused and made pornographic images of boys for more than a decade said Friday he regrets what he has done. “I stand before you ashamed of my actions,” Donnie Snook told provincial court at his sentencing hearing. “I wish I could turn back time but I can’t.” Snook pleaded guilty in May to 46 charges including sexual assault and possessing, distributing and making child pornography. The crimes, which began in January 2001 and went on until his arrest in January of this year, involved 17 boys, most of whom were from the Saint John area and between the ages of five and 15 at the time of the offences. “I am sorry for the sadness and the darkness I have created,” said Snook, 41. Crown lawyer Karen Lee Lamrock argued that Snook should be sentenced to 21 years in prison because while he was seen as a role model for his work with youth programs and as a city councillor in Saint John, he broke the public’s trust by preying on young boys.

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Thousands of union members rotest against wireless rule changes TORONTO — Thousands of members from two of the country’s biggest unions rallied Friday against federal telecom rules they fear will let foreign firms into Canada without the guarantee of new jobs. It was a raucous show of labour strength that came a day before the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers and Canadian Auto Workers unions formally merge. Demonstrators marched in downtown Toronto and thronged outside an Industry Canada office to voice opposition to Ottawa allowing foreign companies such as U.S. giant Verizon to jump into the telecom market — a move the unions say won’t generate new jobs but rather destroy existing ones. Verizon said last month it was considering entry into Canada. Some have questioned, however, if the American behemoth is still interested in crossing the border after revelations Thursday that parent

MONTREAL — Twenty-seven outlaw bikers who were rounded up in a vast police operation in 2009 have pleaded guilty in Quebec to reduced charges of conspiracy to commit murder. The accused, who are all members of the Hells Angels or gang sympathizers, agreed to enter the plea today after making a deal with the Crown. Jean-Pascal Boucher, a spokesman for the director of criminal and penal prosecutions, said other charges against the accused — including murder — have been dropped. On Wednesday, two other members of the Hells Angels pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder charges and had further proceedings against them stopped. They each face sentences of 15 years in prison. In April 2009, 156 Hells Angels and sympathizers were rounded up in a massive police operation.

Military ombudsman to examine reservists’ year-long wait for severance OTTAWA — Part-time soldiers who leave the military sometimes have to wait a year or more for their severance pay because of a troubled system that is to be investigated by the Canadian Forces ombudsman. A spokeswoman says the backlog is the result of staffing shortages within the department, which officials are trying to correct. This is the latest in a series of grievances for reserve soldiers, who often face not only discrimination within the ranks because of their part-time status, but on an institutional level when it comes to benefits and care. Canadian Forces ombudsman Pierre Daigle has written extensively about the treatment of reserve members, who hold civilian jobs but dedicate weekends and vacations to military training. Daigle’s office has received numerous complaints about severance and pegs the waiting time between nine and 17 months.


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Obama edges toward strike U.S. ALLEGES FAR HIGHER DEATH TOLL FROM CHEMICAL ATTACK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429 people — far more than previous estimates — including more than 400 children. No “boots on the ground,” Obama said, seeking to reassure Americans weary after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. With France as his only major public ally, Obama told reporters he has a strong preference for multilateral action. He added, “frankly part of the challenge we end up with here is a lot of people think something should be done but nobody wants to do it.” Halfway around the world, U.S. warships were in place in the Mediterranean Sea armed. They carried cruise missiles, long a first-line weapon of choice for presidents because they can find a target hundreds of miles distant without need of air cover or troops on the ground. In what appeared increasingly like the pre-attack endgame, U.N. personnel dispatched to Syria carried out a fourth and final day of inspection as they sought to determine precisely what happened in last week’s attack. The international contingent arranged to depart on Saturday and head to laboratories in

Europe with the samples they have collected. Video said to be taken at the scene shows victims writhing in pain, twitching and exhibiting other symptoms associated with exposure to nerve agents. The videos distributed by activists to support their claims of a chemical attack were consistent with AP reporting of shelling in the suburbs of Damascus at the time, though it was not known if the victims had died from a poisonous gas attack. The Syrian government said administration claims were “flagrant lies” akin to faulty Bush administration assertions before the Iraq invasion that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. A Foreign Ministry statement read on state TV said that “under the pretext of protecting the Syrian people, they are making a case for an aggression that will kill hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians.” Residents of Damascus stocked up on food and other necessities in anticipation of strikes, with no evident sign of panic. One man, 42-year-old Talal Dowayih, said: “I am not afraid from the Western threats to Syria; they created the chemical issue as a pretext for intervention, and they are trying to hit Syria for the sake of Israel.” Obama met with his national security aides at the White House and then with diplomats from Baltic countries, saying he has not yet made a final decision on a response to the attack. But the administration did nothing to discourage the predictions that he would act — and soon. It was an impression heightened both by strongly worded remarks from Secretary of State John Kerry and the

release of an unclassified intelligence assessment that cited “high confidence” that the Syrian government carried out the attack. In addition to the dead, the assessment reported that about 3,600 patients “displaying symptoms consistent with nerve agent exposure” were seen at Damascus-area hospitals after the attack. To that, Kerry added that “a senior regime official who knew about the attack confirmed that chemical weapons were used by the regime, reviewed the impact and actually was afraid they would be discovered.” He added for emphasis: “We know this.” The assessment did not explain its unexpectedly large casualty count, far in excess of an estimate from Doctors Without Borders. Not surprisingly — given the nature of the disclosure — it also did not say expressly how the United States knew what one Syrian official had allegedly said to another. Mindful of public opinion, Kerry urged Americans to read the four-page assessment for themselves. He referred to Iraq — when Bush administration assurances that weapons of mass destruction were present proved false, and a U.S. invasion led to a long, deadly war. Kerry said this time it will be different. “We will not repeat that moment,” he said. Citing an imperative to act, the nation’s top diplomat said “it is directly related to our credibility and whether countries still believe the United States when it says something. They are watching to see if Syria can get away with it because then maybe they, too, can put the world at greater risk.”

IRAQ Amid crackdown, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood tries different tactics Bomb, shootings kill 14 in wave of violence

Victim’s mother rejects Montana judge’s apology over comments in rape case BY ASSOCIATED PRESS The mother of a 14-year-old girl who was raped by her teacher and later committed suicide appeared at a raucous Thursday protest against the judge who sentenced the man to a month in jail and said the victim was “older than her chronological age.” The protest came as prosecutors considered an appeal of the sentence by Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh, whose actions in the case have drawn condemnation from across the country. Joining in the backlash was Montana’s governor, who said the judge’s comments “made me angry.” The victim’s mother, Auliea (ah-LEE-ah) Hanlon, said the judge was merely “covering his butt” when he apologized on Wednesday for his comments. She criticized him for standing by the relatively light sentence given to former Billings Senior High School teacher Stacey Rambold. “He’s just covering his butt. He wouldn’t have said anything if people hadn’t spoken up,” Hanlon told an Associated Press reporter. “He didn’t reverse his decision, so it’s irrelevant.”

Hanlon’s daughter, Cherice Moralez, killed herself before Rambold’s case came to trial. Billings Public Schools Superintendent Terry Bouck described Rambold’s actions with Moralez in 2007 as “repugnant.” He said the relationship between teacher and student was inappropriate,. A legal review of Monday’s sentencing suggests Rambold may have gotten off too easily. That review determined that if Baugh had applied the proper section of state law, the defendant would have received a minimum of two years in prison, according to a memo sent by Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito to the appellate division of the state Attorney General’s Office. Prosecutors had sought a 20-year sentence with 10 years suspended. Baugh ordered Rambold to serve 15 years, with all but 31 days suspended and a one day credit for time already served.

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Friday for a lethal wave of coordinated bombings in the Baghdad area earlier this week, as new attacks killed another 14 in the latest outbreak of violence to hit the country. Friday’s deadliest attack struck after nightfall in a Kurdish neighbourhood in the ethnically mixed town of Tuz Khormato. Insurgents there set off a non-lethal stun bomb apparently designed to attract a crowd before detonating a real bomb that killed 12 and wounded 10, said the town’s police chief, Col. Hussein Ali Rasheed. Tuz Khormato, a frequent flashpoint for violence, sits in a band of territory contested by Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen about 200 kilometres (130 miles) north of Baghdad. Iraq is facing its deadliest wave of violence since 2008. The spike in bloodshed is raising worries the country is heading back toward the brink of civil war fueled by the country’s sectarian and ethnic divisions. Hours earlier, the al-Qaida affiliate in Iraq, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, posted a message on a militant website taking responsibility for the deadly attacks that rocked the Baghdad area on Wednesday. Coordinated car bombings and other violence that day that killed at least 82 people, mostly in Shiite areas of the capital. The group claimed the attacks were a response to the Aug. 19 execution of 17 Sunni prisoners, all but one of them convicted on terrorism-related charges. It said tight security measures imposed by Iraqi forces failed to stop the attacks, and the group vowed to carry out more attacks against government targets. “We will avenge the blood of our brothers,” the group said. The authenticity of the statement could not be independently confirmed. It was posted on a website commonly used by jihadists and its style was consistent with earlier al-Qaida statements. The bombings were the latest in a wave of bloodshed that has swept Iraq since April, killing more than 4,000 people and worsening already strained ties between Iraq’s Sunni minority and the Shiite-led government. More than 570 people have been killed so far in August. Al-Qaida is hoping to tap into the anger of more moderate Sunnis, who began holding rallies in December against the government.



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CAIRO, Egypt — Reeling from a fierce security crackdown, the Muslim Brotherhood brought out only scattered, small crowds Friday in its latest protests of Egypt’s military coup. While the remnants of the Brotherhood’s leadership are still able to exhibit strong co-ordination from underground, the arrests of thousands of its supporters and members — and the fear of more bloodshed — have weakened its ability to mobilize the streets. The day’s largest single demonstration was a little more than 10,000 people outside the presidential palace in Cairo, with dozens of gatherings of about 100 protesters or fewer in multiple sites around the capital and the provinces. It was an intentional shift in tactics from a week ago, when the group failed to rally in a single location as a show of strength. Security officials dubbed it the “butterfly plan” — a flurry of protests to distract them. Rather than have protests converge in one square and encounter force from police and angry residents, the group appeared to purposely plan hundreds of small marches as another way of continuing demonstrations and avoiding bloodshed, according to security officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. Protest organizers also tried a bit of subterfuge: They said a rally would take place in Sphinx Square in Cairo, but after security forces barricaded the site with barbed wire, tanks and roadblocks, only a few hundred people demonstrated nearby, and the biggest crowd converged across town at the presidential

palace. Tens of thousands heeded the Brotherhood’s call nationwide for a day of “decisiveness,” in which the group urged people to “break your fear, break the coup.” They marched defiantly past tanks and armoured vehicles on the streets of Cairo and other major cities. More than 1,300 people, most of them Brotherhood supporters, have been killed since President Mohammed Morsi, a longtime leader in the group, was ousted in a popularly backed coup July 3. Violence peaked two weeks ago when security forces attacked two Brotherhood-led sit-ins, killing more than 600 people in the assaults. More than 100 policemen and soldiers have been killed since the Aug. 14 raids. Police stations, government buildings and churches also have been attacked. “When it started, it was only about the return of Morsi to power,” said 18-year-old protester Ahmed Osama, who says he lost friends in the recent violence and that his brother was shot. “Now it has gone past that. Blood has been shed.” He said that despite the arrest of Brotherhood leaders, “We are still here.” The Brotherhood has more than 80 years of experience operating secretly as a banned organization. It was not until after the 2011 revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak that the group surfaced with its full might and created its own political party. The group appears to have changed its tactics from two weeks ago, when it urged people to converge in a main Cairo square. Nearly 100 people died in that incident, with protesters jumping to their deaths off an overpass as residents and police fired on them from different vantage points. They took cover in a nearby mosque, which the army besieged before arresting those inside.

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Big data, bigger calamity Over the past two weeks we have seen the following computer system crashes: ● a three-hour network shutdown on Aug. 22 that paralyzed the NASDAQ stock exchange, crippled others, and caused a one-third drop in the daily total of shares traded on American exchanges; ● also on Aug. 22, a blackout of Apple’s iCloud that lasted for 11 hours for some customers; ● a trading glitch in the Goldman Sachs computer on Aug. 20 that resulted in a large number of erroneous stock and options trades and cost the firm up to $100 million; ● a shutdown of Amazon’s North American retail site on Aug. 19 that lasted almost an hour and resulted in an estiGWYNNE mated $2 million in lost sales; DYER ● on Aug. 16, a four-minute global outage of Google’s services, including email, YouTube and its core search engine, that led to an 40 per cent drop in global internet traffic; ● And last month, in another part of the forest, we had the director of the U.S. National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander, admitting that he still did not know exactly which files whistle-blower Edward Snowden had downloaded and taken with him when he fled the country two months before. Well, Alexander didn’t exactly admit it; he just declined to say whether he knew, but that comes to the same thing. Two months after Snowden flew the coop, the NSA still doesn’t know how many more of their embarrassing secrets are out there waiting to be revealed. This may explain something quite puzzling that happened last week. A Brazilian citizen, David Miranda was changing planes in London when he was stopped by British police under the Terrorism Act, questioned for nine hours, and then released — but the police kept his computer, two pen drives, an external hard drive and various other electronic items. Miranda is the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been working on Snowden’s documents, but the police wouldn’t have gone to all that trouble just to harass him, particularly since their actions were probably illegal: all their questions were about Snowden and the NSA files, not about terrorism. And why would they even bother to confiscate Miranda’s electronics? Don’t they realize there are bound to be copies elsewhere? It’s less puzzling if you assume that the NSA asked for the operation (of course it did), and that its goal was actually to find out just how much Snowden knows, and can prove. Maybe it found out, maybe it didn’t — but what it tells the rest of us is that the NSA is not really in control of its own data. If Snowden can take it away with him, so can others. There are 850,000 potential “others” — Americans


with top secret clearance and access to the data — and some of them will not have the same high motives as Snowden for stealing the data. In fact, the NSA even catches an average of one employee a year who has been using the system to track a lover or spouse they suspect is straying. God knows how many it doesn’t catch — but if its inability to figure out what Snowden took is any guide, probably a lot. What the NSA has built is a system that is too big to monitor properly, let alone fully control. The system’s official purposes are bad enough, but it cannot even know the full range of illegitimate private actions that it permits. And this is not a design flaw. It is inherent in the very size of the system and the number of people who have access to it. Which brings us back to NASDAQ, Apple, Goldman Sachs et. al. If it can be done, it will be done. Algorithms will be written for automated trading at speeds measured in fractions of a microsecond, and the competition will have to follow suit. It will become possible to store immense amounts

of data in a virtual “cloud,” and the cloud will take shape. It will become theoretically possible to listen in on every conversation in the world and the surveillance systems to do it will be built. Every step onward increases the scale and complexity of the systems, until they are too big and complex for any one person to understand. They will run without supervision, for the most part, and when they fail (as they must from time to time) the failure will also be hard to understand. And if you give hundreds of thousands of people access to the system, your secrets will not stay secret for long. The volume of data moving on the Internet and private networks is expanding very fast at the moment — from six gigabytes for each person on the planet this year to 16 gigabytes per person per year by 2017 — and system design is just not keeping up. Given time, it may be possible to catch up on that front, if the rate of expansion eventually slows. But it will be much harder, maybe impossible, to build leak-proof surveillance systems. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

Western attack on Syria would constitute an act of war BY THOMAS WALKOM SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE The West’s threatened attack on Syria makes no sense. It would be blatantly illegal. As presently articulated by Western leaders, it would also be pointless. It would leave Syrian strongman Bashar Assad’s regime in place. It could make Canada’s goal of obtaining a political settlement to Syria’s civil war more difficult. And it would almost certainly have unanticipated repercussions throughout the Middle East. So why exactly is it being planned? Western leaders cite Assad’s purported use of chemical weapons. Both U.S. President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Stephen Harper say this merits a “firm response.” But not too firm. The U.S. says that even though it believes Assad is behind last week’s chemical attack on a Damascus suburb, it doesn’t want to depose him. Nor, according to unnamed U.S. officials cited in the New York Times, is Obama planning to eliminate Assad’s stock of chemical weapons. The proposed attacks are apparently not intended to significantly weaken Assad’s army or bolster the rebels fighting it. In fact, many Western analysts argue that Syria’s rebels — a mishmash of jihadists, secularists and sectarians — pose more of a threat to the U.S. and its allies than Assad. Canada refuses to recognize them diplomatically. British Prime Minister David Cam-

eron insists that any planned assault won’t be too serious. “This is not about getting involved in a Middle Eastern war,” he said this week. But, in fact, that’s exactly what such an attack would constitute — an act of war. And when countries choose to make war, they should have a firm idea of what their aims are and how, in the end, they can extricate themselves. There is no evidence that the U.S., Canada and others have answered either question. Assad’s alleged crime is his purported use of chemical weapons that may have killed up to 1,000 people — many of them civilians. “Their use is wrong,” said Cameron. And certainly it is. But neither Cameron, Harper nor anyone else has explained why it is worse to kill people with nerve gas than with guns and high explosives. So far, an estimated 100,000 people have died courtesy of these more traditional methods in Syria’s civil war. Those deaths were apparently not obscene enough to merit Western intervention. Yet these latest ones are. Why? Harper and Obama say Assad was behind the chemical attack. But neither they nor anyone else has provided proof. Assad may indeed be the villain of this piece. His regime is ham-fisted and brutal. But strategically, an overt chemical attack sure to attract international approbation makes no sense for him, particularly since he is currently making gains in the civil war. On the surface, Russia’s explanation — that a rebel faction deployed Scott Williamson Pre-press supervisor

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Israeli soldiers drive a tank at a staging area in the Golan Heights, near the border between the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights and Syria, on Thursday. United Nations experts are investigating the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as the United States and allies prepare for the possibility of a punitive strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, blamed by the Syrian opposition for the attack. stolen chemical weapons in the hope of drawing the U.S. into Syria — makes more sense. As for right and wrong, international law does not favour those who would attack Syria. There is a voluntary UN convention that prohibits signatories from using chemical weapons in internal conflicts. But Syria, along with Egypt and three other states, has never signed onto and is not bound by this convention. Moreover, any attack on a sovereign state that is not authorized by the UN Security Council (and this one will not be) is, by definition, illegal. Canada un-

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Anniversaries for just about everything I’d like to wish someone or something somewhere Happy Anniversary because for sure somebody somewhere is celebrating one. These days, they have anniversaries for just about everything! For example, my tireless research consisting of clicking on Google reveals that this year (it’s still 2013 for a while, if you have forgotten on account of the years go by so fast these days) — this year is the 50th anniversary of the first spleen transplant. You see what I mean? It’s also the 200th anniversary of the abolishment of the Spanish Inquisition, prompting Monty Python to utter HARLEY those immortal words: “NoHAY body expects the Spanish Inquisition!” One hundred years ago the word “jazz” first appeared in print in the San Francisco Bulletin. (It was originally a synonym for “pep” but I’m sure you already knew that.) It also happens to be the Golden Anniversary (50 big years) of the release of the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds, causing many of us baby boomers to go: “Say what? 50?? Did you say 50!?” And 200 years ago, a patent was filed in Philadelphia for a “varnish of elastic gum to render waterproof shoes and other things.” They called it “rubber.” Other important anniversary events you don’t really need to know about include: the 100th anniversary of the formation of the famous philanthropic Rockefeller Foundation. This was in the year 1913 (I did the math) and good old John D. kicked it off with a somewhat generous donation of, get this, $35 million! Before the First World War! This is just short of 300 gazillion million in today’s dollars. It’s also the 90th year of the Walt Disney Co., and Mickey doesn’t look a day over 50! Eighty-five years since Sir Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, much to the relief of a rampant number of syphilis sufferers at the time. This year is 150th anniversary of the first mention of the Greenhouse Effect by a British physicist, which led directly to U.S. politician Al Gore winning an Oscar, which is harder to believe than global warming itself. And get your motor runnin’ — it’s the 110th anniversary of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Which is interesting on account of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang formed five years earlier but had to ride around on mopeds so no one took them seriously until Harley (Davidson not me) invented the chopper. And finally, I believe, it’s the 2,000th anniversary of the invention of the anniversary. But of course, by far the most common and, these days, the most tenuous of all anniversaries is the wedding anniversary. These days the total duration of too many marriages can be measured in months rather than years — i.e. When we hear that the lovely couple is celebrating the “10th anniversary” it means that it’s Christmas and they got married in March. They will be separated by June, and soon be counting the anniversaries of a bitter divorce. “Yep,” you hear folks say, “it’s the fifth anniversary of my first divorce. Best years of my life!” But all of this anniversary talk is more or less leading somewhere — surprising, I know. You see, it was because of my family outlaws that we all ended up on an old train getting robbed by outlaws. Maybe I should explain. My family outlaws, being my Better Half’s Mom and Dad (whom I won’t mention are named Serge and Shirley) just celebrated a nice round-numbered wedding anniversary last week: their 60th! As in SIX ZERO! Now that’s the way to have a marriage — the old fashioned way! Just think, when they were married, they had to tie the tin cans to the back of the horse and buggy. There were no such things as cellphones, computers, televisions, radios or electricity. Things we take for granted now weren’t even invented yet. Like asphalt, for example. There was no pavement back then so all the roads were gravel and the air was always dusty. And since there was no such thing as glass, the windows in their hut were always open, making it so dusty that it was difficult to keep the fire on the floor in the middle of the room going. It was tough times, I’m sure, back when Serge and Shirley got hitched, what with all those stegosauruses and T-rexes wandering around. But somehow they managed and even flourished and even raised four excellent offspring and now have 10 excellent grand offspring. And most of those offsprings, grand and otherwise, joined together last week for a celebration that consisted of, as I mentioned, getting robbed on a train. Since Serge worked on the railroad for 38 years and Shirley likes trains, we all headed out to Stettler in cars. But once there, we all piled into a vintage railcar and took an adventurous ride on the Alberta Prairie Railway steam train. As many people already know and no doubt have experienced, this is a wonderful way to get robbed. After chugging along the rail through the excellent rolling hills to Big Valley, the train is “suddenly” held up by masked bandits on horses, who are no doubt having some sort of anniversary of their own. And once they have collected your “donations” which they give to charity, they ride off into the sunset, or at least to the community centre for a lovely lunch. The point is, a good time was had by all, and it was a special day celebrating these wonderful honeymooners with 60 years of experience. For their 50th anniversary a couple of years back, we all went to the restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower and rotated while we celebrated, and then we got robbed when they gave us the bill. Just kidding, it also was a totally special time. I’m not sure what we’ll do for their 70th but it’s going to be a humdinger. Which reminds me. Speaking of anniversaries, it’s Yours Truly and the Better Half’s own anniversary this very weekend, and it’s always a good thing when I remember. We have been happily hitched somewhere between 20 and 60 years — that much I know, and the BH deserves a reward rather than congratulations. I’d get her something nice but I was robbed last weekend. I think she’ll understand. Harley Hay is a local freelance writer, award-winning author, filmmaker and musician. His column appears on Saturdays in the Advocate. His books can be found at Chapters, Coles and Sunworks in Red Deer.


Best option: decriminalize It somehow seems appropriate that marijuana should be making headlines in the lazy days of summer. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wants simple possession of it legalized, NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair wants it decriminalized and Prime Minister Stephen Harper, despite a cabinet shuffle this summer that he said represented “generational change,” seems content to leave the law where it is. In fact, how we deal with simple possession of marijuana is a serious issue because of the way the current law can unfairly damage a person’s life chances, perhaps permanently. Of the three positions, decriminalization would probably be the one that would gain the strongest public support DAVID right now and would be fairly CRANE simple to implement. What that would mean is that someone caught with a small amount of the drug would get a ticket, not a criminal record. Legalization would require more debate, a better review of the scientific evidence on the potentially damaging effects of marijuana use, and more information on how, if was legalized, its production and distribution would be regulated. The current policy, that even simple possession can be a criminal offence, is manifestly a case of overkill. It means that a young person who is successfully prosecuted gets a criminal record, which could affect his or her prospects for employment and citizenship and which would constrain the ability to travel, for example barring him or her from entering the United States so long as that record remained on the books. With decriminalization, we should also expunge the criminal records of all those in the past convicted of a simple possession charge. It is the police who are expected to deal with the issue on a daily basis and they are not comfortable with the existing law, which also ties up considerable police and court time. That’s why delegates to the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police called on the federal government to give them other options. While they opposed Trudeau’s plan for legalization, they favoured having the federal government change the law so that the equivalent of a traffic ticket — a civil rather than criminal procedure — could


be used to fine those found in simple possession. As it is, we have moved some distance towards decriminalization, largely because of police using discretion. According to Statistics Canada, in the past young Canadians were more likely to be charged by police than cleared by other means. But according to Statistics Canada, in 2002, for the first time, the number of youth cleared by police discretion or referral to a program was greater than the number charged and has remained well above that ever since. A key reason, as Statistics Canada says, may have been the implementation of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, which came into effect on April 1, 2003. An important purpose of the legislation was to avoid bringing youth who commit non-violent crimes into the court system and to employ other measures, such as cautions or community program referrals. According to the Canadian centre on Substance Abuse, while marijuana is the most commonly used “illicit substance” among youth in Canada, the prevalence of use among youth is declining — 32.7 per cent in 2008 and 25.1 per cent in 2010, reflecting mainly decreasing use among young women. A challenge before complete legalization of the use of marijuana is to provide credible scientific evidence on the possible health and cognitive risks from regular use. Some experts fear that regular use may impair brain functions and cognitive abilities, though the evidence is mixed and the Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse contends that “long-term cannabis use does not appear to produce significant, lasting cognitive impairments (problems with memory, attention, or other cognitive problems) in adults,” though marijuana use during pregnancy does affect the learning skills of children. Its main concern is over the effect on health, stating that “research suggests smoking cannabis may be even more harmful to a person’s airways and lungs than smoking tobacco, since cannabis smoking often involves unfiltered smoke, larger puffs, deeper inhalation and longer breath-holding.” We need to know more, then, before making a decision on legalization. Mulcair’s middle position — decriminalization now and some kind of commission to study all of the effects of marijuana use and what the implications of legalization might be — is probably the approach that would win the support of the largest number of Canadians and could be done quickly. Economist David Crane is a syndicated Toronto Star columnist. He can be reached at

The rise of belligerence YOUNG STREET PEOPLE INCREASINGLY IGNORE SOCIETY’S RULES Every year about this time, we observe and experience the changes on the street and in those who come to the kitchen. During the summer months, people move around from city to city for various reasons. Some to find work, or the promise of a new life, or they just got tired of where they were. One teenage couple came from the North Country because they are expecting a child and it created tension where they came from. The large majority of these people will stay in Red Deer for the winter, while the balance will go to larger centres where there are more facilities that will provide what CHRIS they need. Even some of our SALOMONS ‘regulars’ will move on, making way for the newcomers. One such young woman, whom I have only recently befriended, is contemplating going to B.C. “to get away from the riffraff.” I’m sorry to see this person leave because we were just beginning to make inroads toward a life change and if she left, that might not happen. If she does leave, hopefully we have had enough of an impact that she will pursue a change in lifestyle elsewhere. When she informed me of this possible move, I told her that we would have to sit down and talk. She agreed. Along with this change in clients, comes a change in attitudes. This in itself is probably the hardest thing to deal with as care providers, and each year it seems that the negative attitudes increase over those of the previous year. But generally as the year wears on, we all adjust to the new attitudes and life goes on just the same. This year, however, we are noticing a difference that we have not really experienced before: extreme belligerence.


We see it every year to a degree, because it is a coping mechanism for these people to cover their own fears and failures — this belligerence is a way for them of dealing with the unknown. Of course, over time this belligerence disappears, so we are able to function together. This time, though, there seems to be a distinct difference! The crowd we now see is younger, more aggressive and much less caring about their impact on a community. The alliances they form seem to give them a bravado that reveals itself as arrogance, unwilling to comply or associate with the order of the society within which they have now placed themselves. This is partially demonstrated by the fact that wherever they gather, they leave a trail of garbage such as discarded clothing, snack wrappers, used needles, broken crack pipes and more. The garbage cans may be only a couple of metres away but throwing it on the ground seems almost to be a statement. What’s neat is that last year’s people come into the kitchen and ask to borrow a broom or mop to clean up. Even they are too embarrassed to put up with the mess! This same new group does everything it can to take over apartment buildings by wrecking the locks or ‘fixing’ the doors or windows, creating enormous costs to the landlords. In many cases, this type of group gets its way, because as they aggressively pursue their agenda, the average citizen not wanting to be associated with them leaves the area, thereby giving this group unrestricted access to whatever they want. Many communities in the United States, after many years of this crime and undesirable activity, have taken steps to reoccupy the territory taken over by the undesirables. Maybe we should do the same — that is if we really want Red Deer to stay a safe vibrant community. Playing ostrich really is not going cut it. Chris Salomons is kitchen co-ordinator for Potter’s Hands ministry in Red Deer.


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ohn Muir once advised visitors to spend “a month at least” exploring Montana’s Glacier National Park and while the advice was a stretch in his day, it seems virtually impossible in ours. In today’s fast-paced world, most people struggle to find a week of vacation time — let alone a month. The best our family could do recently was a four-day weekend exploring both sides of the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and while it may not have been enough time to make me truly immortal as Muir once promised, it was just enough time to make me wish I had more. Late summer is one of the best times to visit the International Peace Park. When the berries begin to ripen, the bears come down from higher elevations to enjoy a pre-hibernation feast. Although this can make hiking in some areas of the park a scarier prospect, it makes for great wildlife viewing opportunities. From the safety of a vehicle, you can easily watch

the bears as they forage for berries near the roads and on the grassy hillsides. Situated along the Continental Divide, the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is a stunning ice-carved terrain of mountains, valleys, glaciers, waterfalls and trees. On the Canadian side, Waterton is the place where “prairies meet mountains” and this provides prime wildlife viewing opportunities. On the Montana side of the park, the Going-to-the-Sun Road provides a breathtaking view of the continental divide and is one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Together, the two parks are relatively free of crowds and wonderfully full of wildlife.

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PAGE B1 (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP): Be sure to stop at Logan Pass and take the short hike to Hidden Lake Overlook. The hike is about five km roundtrip and you’ll often see mountain goats near Hidden Lake Overlook; Located in the southwestern corner of Alberta, about three hours south of Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park is known as the place where prairies meet mountains; Take your passport on this two-hour scenic cruise with Waterton Shoreline Cruises and you can get a goat-shaped stamp at the Goat Haunt crossing in Montana. You’ll also need a passport if you want to do the hike to Kootenay Lake, Mont.; If you are nervous about driving the Going-to-the-Sun Road, you could do it on a Red Jammer Bus tour. These tour buses have been synonymous with Glacier National Park for decades; Our guide for the Mountain Meadows Trail ride was champion barrel racer Tacee Shaw. From the saddle, you can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains. PAGE B2 (LEFT TO RIGHT): The Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park is a National Historic Landmark and an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark and one of the most spectacular drives in the world; At 1.5 km, the Bears Hump hike is a short but strenuous family hike that is well worth the effort. From the top of Bears Hump, you are rewarded with great views of the mountains, the lakes and the valley; If you choose an overnight ride with Mountain Meadows Trail Rides near Waterton, you will get the chance to stay at the Mountain Meadows Wilderness Base camp. It may be rustic, but it has hot showers and a wood-fired hot tub.

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WATERTON: Two parks form a UNESCO World Heritage site Most visitors don’t have a month to spend exploring either Waterton or Glacier, but anyone who has visited either almost always wishes they did.

Hitting the highlights Located in the southwestern corner of Alberta about three hours south of Calgary, Waterton Lakes National Park has had a long connection with Montana’s Glacier National Park. The two parks are linked geographically via the Continental Divide and in 1932 they became officially linked as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park — the world’s first International Peace Park. Together, the two parks form a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Waterton Lakes National Park ● Bears Hump: At 1.5 km, the Bears Hump hike is short and strenuous family hike that is well-worth the effort. At the top, you are rewarded with great views of the mountains, the lakes and the valley. ● Red Rock Canyon: The 16-km drive to Red Rock Canyon is one of the best wildlife-viewing routes in the park. From the safety of our car, we saw 10 bears on a recent visit. The hike along the canyon provides great views of the striking colours of the bedrock layers. ● Waterton shoreline cruise: Take your passport on this two-hour scenic cruise and you can get a goatshaped stamp at the Goat Haunt crossing in Montana. You’ll also need a passport if you want to do the hike to Kootenay Lake, Mont. ● Mountain Meadow trail rides: Located just outside the national park, this outfitter offers trail rides and pack trips that are not your typical nose-to-tail treks. Multi-day trips include accommodations at a lovely high country wilderness base camp ( ● Carriage House Theatre: Located in the tiny town of Cardston, about 40 minutes outside Waterton, this theatre company is known for its high-quality productions performed during the summer months in an historic theatre building (thecarriagePARSON’S HOLIDAY TOURS ● Akamina Parkway (flood damage alert): The IMAX THEATRE & OLD STRATHCONA Akamina Parkway leading to Cameron Lake is closed MARKET and crews are working Saturday, September 7, 2013 to repair damage to the 2 IMAX movies included with price. Lunch Available at the roadway caused from Market. $65.00 per person flooding in June. Repair work is going well and it is SPRUCE MEADOWS anticipated that the ParkSunday, September 8, 2013 way and Cameron Lake The “Masters” Tournament will be open to visitors features the world’s best athletes vying for over 2 million next season. in prize money. Also hosts the Equi-Fair, Telus Battle of the Breeds and the Spruce Meadows Prairie Dogs $60.00

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● Pie for Strength: No visit to glacier is complete without pie and the Park Café in St. Mary, Mont., has some of the best pie in the state. Their slogan is “Pie for Strength” and there are 17 kinds of pie baked fresh daily onsite. They also serve salads, burgers, sandwiches and other classic American fare. ● Going-to-the-Sun Road: This road is a spectacular introduction to the International Peace Park — twisting and turning around mountains and hugging cliffs as it crosses the Continental Divide. Completed in 1932, the road is a National Historic Landmark and an Historic Civil Engineering Landmark that is absolutely spectacular and should not be missed. If you feel uncomfortable driving this road, consider taking one of the red jammer buses that run regularly between the historic lodges in the park. You don’t have to stay in one of the lodges to use the buses. Be sure to stop at Logan Pass and take the short hike to Hidden Lake Overlook. ● Lake McDonald: At 16 km in length, Lake McDonald is the largest lake in Glacier National Park and one of the most scenic spots in the park. While in the area, enjoy a scenic lake cruise or one of the day hikes in the area such as Trail of the Cedars or the Avalanche Lake hike. For a more challenging

full-day adventure, consider exploring the Highline Trail and taking the free shuttle back to your car. Lake McDonald Lodge is one of the best bets for accommodations in the area. New this year are hostelstyle rooms that sleep two to three people for $75 per night as well as new luxury suites stating at $315 per night ( Debbie Olsen is a Lacombe-based freelance writer. Follow Debbie’s travels at If you have an interesting travel story you would like to share, please email: or write to: Debbie Olsen, c/o Red Deer Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, Alta., T4R 1M9.



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Saturday, Aug. 31 greater focus during this time. You are more aware of your THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Today’s Moon in Cancer re- financial possibilities and available options. You are also more minds us that it is our duty to remember where we come from conscious about your financial situation: create a budget plan. and that we need to honour our origins. Our past shapes our AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Whatever you had kept to core identities, which prepares us for the future. In addition, yourself up until recently, now you are ready to step out and Mercury sextiles Jupiter, which points out to the fact that we share your thoughts in a very confident and clear manner. can persuade almost anyone in accepting our ideas or point You are more concerned and curious about other people’s of view. Luck can come to us through the information at our ideas and you are more verbally engaging during this phase. disposal. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Hidden HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, thoughts, private matters and a deep inquisitive the upcoming year denotes great luck and sucperiod prevail. You are not particularly fond of cess stemming from your connections or your sharing your innermost fears or of seeking advice network. You are also very confident that you are from anyone. Confidential talks predominate. not alone and that help is just around the corner. This year, you might be closer to having your Monday, Sept. 2 dreams come true than you have ever thought THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Moon in Leo possible. Have faith in your aspirations! brings along its share of fun and joy! Get comARIES (March 21-April 19): You might exfortable while playing the role of being yourself. perience random encounters and interesting coNothing is more appealing than being sincere, incidences today. You express greater interest genuine and open. We can easily get carried in learning something new. There appears to away if we let our egos inflate too much or exbe more joy in your domestic place while peace pect the impossible from others. Remaining levASTRO reigns deep within your soul. el-headed can prove quite challenging. Thanks DOYNA TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Love notes or to Uranus, our sense of surprise can take on declarations of someone’s true feelings will shake anything today! you up. Your discussion tends to be more stimuHAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, lating and alive. Whatever is shared today will this is a year where you would like to finish old give you a boost of hope and confidence. tasks. You will work more effectively behind the GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you ever intended to sell scenes, in a retreat of your choice. Opt for a secluded space your house or a property of yours, this would be a good time where no one can disrupt you as controlling your own energy as the odds are in your favour. Digging for more answers or can prove difficult at times. Accomplish most of your activities clues regarding your genealogical tree or your ancestry will that are out of everyone’s sight. prove fruitful. Enjoy the discoveries! ARIES (March 21-April 19): This is an excellent day to CANCER (June 21-July 22): You could not have chosen host a conference or make a public speaking or appearance. a better time to learn something new about the world around You will be articulate in your speech and you will be able to you. The knowledge you cultivate now will open up your mind convey your message and your thoughts quite easily right to new spheres of seeing things. Suddenly, you have a set of now. brand new perspectives! TAURUS (April 20-May 20): International affairs will come LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Undisclosed information proves to into focus today. You might come into contact with individuals be useful and interesting. If you are visiting a faraway place, from overseas or receive some news from faraway. It is also you may uncover some useful information and knowledge. possible that you might have to deal with some legal issues Consequently, you may start thinking of new ways to increase today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tax issues or government your earnings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your connection to your audi- related funds may be of concern to you today. There is a likelience is stunning. You know your group’s needs and you know hood that you will have to deal with a loan or a will of some what they want to hear. The way you convey your messages kind. A female in-law may give you a bit of worry as well. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today you may have to flows very openly, sincerely and resourcefully. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A career prospect will knock at engage yourself in an important discussion with your marital your door today and this will make you believe that you have partner. Your concerns will predominate around the welfare of finally hit the jackpot. You are quite enlightened by the vast your relationships and the needs that must be fulfilled in order to make it work. expansiveness this new opportunity offers you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Trade and commerce should run smoothly today. In fact, any international or legal dealings could benefit you right now. Now, there is more than one reason to pop a bottle of champagne! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Today you might find it relatively easy and quite fortunate to seek help from others. The response or the feedback you get back will give you a boost of hope and reassurance. Financial dealings will be positive. Ask and you shall receive. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A new love can be formed now. If coupled, officialize your union and have faith that you two are really meant for one another. The Universe works in mysterious ways and today is no exception for that. RED DEER TOYOTA SCION Consider it as a blessing in disguise. 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CHIARELLI HAS NEW CONTRACT Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has a new contract. The job is the same as it used to be. “Our challenges are now at a level that we compete for the Stanley Cup and we want to compete for the Stanley Cup every year,” Chiarelli said Friday. “And it’s my mandate, my charge to do that. ... I am very appreciative to be here for five more years at least and I look forward to this coming season and seasons after.” The Bruins signed Chiarelli to a four-year contract extension on Thursday that would keep him in Boston through the 2017-18 season. Charlie Jacobs, the son of owner Jeremy Jacobs, recalled the negotiations with Chiarelli to bring the then-assistant GM in Ottawa to Boston in 2006 and said, “We’ve come a long way.” “This was a rather easy negotiation,” Jacobs said. “I think it spells a lot about the stability of our franchise and where we’ve come from.” Chiarelli, 49, will enter his eighth season with Boston when training camp opens next month. The Bruins have qualified for the playoffs in six of his first seven years, compiling a 50-35 post-season record while winning the Stanley Cup in 2011 and returning to the Finals this season.


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BY DOUG FERGUSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NORTON, Mass. — Phil Mickelson keeps saying how much he loves playing with Tiger Woods. He shot 63 at the Deutsche Bank Championship to prove it. In a feature grouping of the top three players in the world ranking, Mickelson turned in the star performance Friday morning with a 28 that allowed him to consider — but only briefly — another shot at 59. By the end of the day, when he played a risky shot from deep in the trees on his final hole to salvage bogey, he was happy to have a share of the lead. Mickelson was tied with Brian Davis, who made a 25-foot birdie putt on the last hole to join him at 8-under 63. “What Phil did today was pretty impressive,” Woods said after a 68 that only seemed worse considering the company he kept. Masters champion Adam Scott, rounding out the 1-2-3 pairing, struggled to a 73 and joked later that he rolled out of the wrong side of the bed. “I wish could have gotten in their jet stream,” Scott said. Mickelson did everything right. He started his round on the TPC Boston by making birdie putts of 20 feet on No. 10 and 30 feet on No. 11. He ended the front nine with five straight birdies, only the second nine-hole score of 28 on the PGA Tour this year. And even after a bogey from the bunker on No. 1, he hit a 6-iron from 213 yards that settled just more than a foot away for eagle on the next hole. That put him at 8 under for his round with seven holes to play.


Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday. “It was a good start,” Mickelson said. “I got off to a great front nine and somewhat stalled on the back. But after shooting 7 under the first nine, it was going to be a good round as long as I didn’t mess it up.” He tried. Mickelson ended his brilliant round with two words: “Oh, no.” He hit a snaphook off the ninth tee, so

far right that it missed the fairway by some 40 yards and went so deep in the woods that fans could barely see Mickelson ducking and weaving through the branches to find his ball. He decided against a one-shot penalty drop out of the lateral hazard, fearing the slope would roll the ball too close to the branches and restrict

his swing. “Just give me an 8- or a 9-iron,” he told his caddie, Jim “Bones” Mackay. He was ready to hack away when his caddie reminded him the gallery was still in the way. Choking well up the grip, flattening the swing to avoid limbs, Mickelson chopped it out to the rough and still had 210 yards left. He knocked

that one on the green and two-putted for his bogey and a 63. Kevin Stadler birdied his last four holes for a 64. Sergio Garcia, Hunter Mahan and Roberto Castro were in the group at 65. Garcia tends to skip the Deutsche Bank, but he is No. 55 in the FedEx Cup, no guarantee of being among the top 70 who advance to the third playoff event outside Chicago. Instead, the Spaniard is playing his fifth straight week. Rory McIlroy opened with a 70, which he said was the worst score he could have shot. It was at the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2007 when Mickelson first got over the mental hurdle of playing with Woods, his longtime nemesis. He said swing coach Butch Harmon, who formerly worked with Woods, gave him a few tips about playing with the world’s No. 1 player that relaxed Mickelson. In the 15 rounds they have played together since, Mickelson has a 9-5-1 advantage in posting the lower score. He has shot the better score all five times in the final round, three of those leading to wins. Mickelson had said Woods “brings out the best in me” on Thursday after his pro-am round. When asked about that again after his 63, Lefty smiled and said, “After today, it’s hard to think any differently.” Woods referred to the course as “gettable,” the same description he gave of Muirfield when Mickelson shot 66 on the final day to win the British Open, considered one of the great closing rounds in a major.

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Stephens sets up US Open match versus Williams THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Yet to be challenged even a tiny bit at this U.S. Open, Serena Williams now gets a sure-to-be-hyped match against one of only three women to beat her all year, Sloane Stephens. From the moment the women’s draw came out at Flushing Meadows, it was clear which potential fourth-rounder was the most intriguing: defending champion Williams against up-andcoming talent Stephens. “As I always say, I think it will be epic,” Stephens said. “I’m really looking forward to it. See what happens.”

And that statement came hours before Williams even had advanced out of the third round by beating 78th-ranked Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-1 in a match that wrapped up at 1:05 a.m. Saturday. “I’m so excited you guys stayed out for the late-night rendezvous. Thank you, guys, for staying,” Williams told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. “I don’t think I’ve ever played this late.” She has dropped a total of eight games through six sets this week. Against Shvedova, she hit serves at up to 119 mph, and produced a 22-3 edge in winners. Much, much earlier, on a ho-hum afternoon


Serena Williams, of the United States, serves to Yaroslava Shvedova, of Kazakhstan, during the third round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, in New York. devoid of any truly significant surprises, Stephens reached the round of 16 in New York for the first time by beating 23rd-seeded Jamie Hampton 6-1, 6-3. “Serena is the No. 1 player in the world. She’s possibly the greatest player of all time. Sloane is Sloane. You know, she’s making her own name. She’s top 20 in the world for a reason,” Hampton said. “They’re both great players, both great competitors.”

Hampton’s blase summation of a Williams-Stephens matchup: “I don’t really make too much of it.” She might be the only one. “It’s something,” Stephens said, “I think everyone is looking forward to.” And why not? Williams is 32, seeded No. 1, and owns 16 major titles. Stephens is 20, seeded 15th, and already carrying the label of “Next Big Thing” in American

tennis. Not only that, but Stephens surprisingly won their Australian Open quarterfinal in January, one of only four losses in 67 matches for Williams in 2013 (Victoria Azarenka beat her twice, and Sabine Lisicki once). Oh, and then there’s this: Stephens found herself in a bit of a brouhaha this year over less-than-flattering comments she made to a reporter about Williams.

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Mediate eagles final hole to take early lead BY LAURENCE HEINEN THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Rocco Mediate credited his caddie Martin Courtois for helping him get the ball rolling on the back nine of the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club on Friday. After recording just one birdie on the front nine, Mediate carded three birdies and two eagles over his final nine holes to shoot a course record 8-under 63 in the opening round of the Shaw Charity Classic.

SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC “I didn’t realize I shot that low on the back,” said Mediate, who shot an impressive score of 29 on the back nine, which included eagles on both the 15th and 18th holes. “I changed something up with putting today, just had Martin line me up because I hadn’t made a lot for a while. Today, he lined me up and I made a lot of putts. We’ll stick with that for a while I think.” Mediate sunk a 15-footer for eagle on

the final hole to leapfrog past both Rod Spittle of Niagara Falls, Ont., and Bart Bryant, who both shot early rounds of 64. “I didn’t notice that,” said Mediate, while adding that it’s “fantastic” to see a Canadian in contention at the inaugural Champions Tour event at Canyon Meadows. “It’s just good to hop over people; it doesn’t matter where they’re from.” Spittle had a hot start to his round with birdies on the first and third

holes. He finished with three more birdies and one eagle over his final 15 holes to take the early clubhouse lead along with his playing partner Bryant. “Obviously it was a very solid day and again it just started great right from the start,” Spittle said. “I drove it in the fairway all day, hit a whole bunch of greens and I hope to be equally as boring the next couple days so we can chat again.”

Spittle said he was pleased to be in contention at the event, which he had circled on his calendar at the start of the season. “It just doesn’t get any better than this,” Spittle said. “Our tour has been looking forward to coming to Calgary obviously since the first of the year since the schedule was announced. Most of us north of the border know it’s a great sports town, great hockey town, so it’s a great fit for this tour.”

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Winther hoping for a better year with Raiders BY PERRY BERGSON PRINCE ALBERT DAILY NEWS Mike Winther is playing for a lot of things this year. A pro contract. A roomful of guys he’s close to. And some personal redemption after an up and down season last year. “I thought I had a good start to the season but after Christmas it didn’t go the way I planned it to be,” Winther admits. “It’s something I have to work on this year, to have a consistent year with a good start and keep it going until the end.” The Trochu product was picked sixth overall in the 2009 draft by the Raiders and made the team as a 16-year-old, posting nine goals and an assist in 61 games while picking up 18 penalty minutes and finishing -11. In his draft year, Winther exploded for 32 goals and 24 assists on a last place team, prompting the Dallas Stars to pick him 54th overall in the 2012 draft. He also played for Canada’s U18 national team. It had Winther hoping for big things last season, a frustrating campaign in which he scored 22 times and added 28 assists in 68 games. A strange truth about many sports is that pure scorers can be streaky. Assistant coach Tim Leonard says he saw that with Winther. “That happens sometimes and I think that hap-

pened to Mike last year,” Leonard said. “Then you start gripping the stick a little harder and start second-guessing yourself and maybe dishing pucks off when you should still be firing away. We always tell him that if you’re getting chances, be happy. When you’re not getting any, that’s when you have to look at yourself.” An early injury didn’t help. He battled groin problems, a lingering issue that was hard to shake in the first half. Winther didn’t score in September, had five in October, six in November, three in December, three in January, four in February and two in March, including the playoffs. He only scored in back-to-back games twice, with goalless stretches of seven and eight games late in the season. In contrast, in 2011-12 he had a six-game goalscoring streak when he popped in nine goals and five instances where he scored in back-to-back games. Winther knows what he has to do when the pucks stop going in. “When you’re in a little bit of a slump, you can’t get frustrated,” Winther says. “You just have to keep your game simple and stick to the little details and the goals will go in from you.” You couldn’t fault Winther’s effort. The former centre, who now plays left wing, received as much abuse as any of the Raiders forwards as he camped out in front of the other team’s net. Dakota Conroy played with Winther at different

points last season. “He’s one of those guys who will put the puck in the net when given the opportunity,” Conroy said. “I always found that he was one of the guys who could find open ice really well. If he can find the open spot and guys like Leon (Draisaitl) and such can get the puck to him, he doesn’t make a mistake very often.” Winther’s game is based on speed, with quick feet matched by a lightning fast shot release. “It’s probably his speed that his gotten him to where he is right now and probably that’s going to get him to the pro ranks,” Leonard said. “The kid shoots the puck well, he reads the ice well and he’s a competitor.” Winther spent the summer training in Red Deer, with the focus on strength, core andcardio and skating three times a week. He benefited from the absence of distractions that he faced after being drafted in 2012. “It was a lot easier this summer being able to get the gym,” Winther says. “I wasn’t flying everywhere. It was good that way.” Winther hasn’t signed with the Stars yet, another reason why he hopes to rebound this season. But he also wants to enjoy the experience. He’s acutely aware of how quickly his WHL career is passing. “It’s crazy,” Winther says. “It feels like yesterday that I was a 16-year-old and now I’m going into my 19-year-old year. It goes by fast but you have to cherish the moment and come to work every day.”

Riders not taking Bomber lightly Jays hang on to CFL beat Royals BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

REGINA — As their traditional home-and-home series approaches, the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers find themselves heading in opposite directions. Saskatchewan sits atop the West Division at 7-1 while Winnipeg is mired in the East Division basement at 1-7. With the Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium on Sunday, followed by the Banjo Bowl in Winnipeg the following weekend, the Blue Bombers will be hoping to get on track and the Roughriders are looking to solidify their hold on first place. Rest assured, the Riders, who are in position to start a season 8-1 for the first time in franchise history, are not taking the Bombers lightly. “I’m real pleased with the way the team practised this week,” said head coach Corey Chamblin, adding that his players are taking their rivals “a hundred per cent seriously.” Saskatchewan defensive tackle Tearrius George agrees with Chamblin that this year’s Roughriders have exhibited maturity and confidence, citing backto-back victories in which the team has had to come from behind against the Montreal Alouettes and Edmonton Eskimos. “The last couple of games we’ve played, we had our backs against the wall and come out wins at the end,” George said. Starting at quarterback for the Bombers will be Justin Goltz, who lacks experience but is now working with a new offensive co-ordinator, Marcel Bellefeuille, the replacement for the fired Gary Crowton. “I like what Coach Bellefeuille is doing,” Goltz said. “He has really helped clear some stuff up. I really like stepping up to the line of scrimmage and having a process, having clear cut keys and directions to go with the football.” Saskatchewan linebacker Renauld Williams says whoever happens to be at quarterback for the Bombers can expect to be staring at defence that will be “flying around” and applying great pressure.

SUTTON WEST, Ont. — David Schultz of Calgary carded a final-round 69 Friday to take top honours in the Canadian Senior Men’s Golf Championship. Schultz, with a 6-under total of 278, finished one stroke ahead of 2012 champion Chip Lutz of Reading, Pa., who fired a 68. Frank Van Dornick of Camrose checked in with a 73 to finish tied for ninth with a 1-over total of 285, while Tom Skinner of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club turned in a final-round 72 and finished tied for

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PGA: Mickelson still in Woods’ shadow That was the case, though. The TPC Boston was soft enough — and the fairways wide enough — to allow some low numbers. Woods said his back felt fine, and there were no outward indications he was in any pain. The only thing that hurt was not hitting enough shots close for birdie chances, and missing a few at the end. Woods had a 6-foot birdie putt on the seventh and a downhill birdie putt from about 12 feet on his last hole, missing both of them. “The back is good,” Woods said. “Unfortunately, I didn’t give myself a whole lot of looks.” Even though the majors are over, and Mickelson added a big one at the British Open, the next month is a great chance for him. For all his greatness over the last two decades — 42 career wins on the PGA Tour, five majors and a spot in the Hall of Fame — he came along at the wrong time. Mickelson has never been player of the year, No. 1 in the world or tops on the PGA Tour money list. And he hasn’t won the FedEx Cup, now in its seventh year.

came back for a 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 victory in Melbourne, where Williams was dealing with an injury. “She’s very aggressive. She stays on top you of you. Doesn’t give you any room to breathe. She’s intense. She knows what she wants to do out there. That’s why she’s No. 1,” Stephens said. Thinking back to their previous matches, Stephens added: “It was very important for me the first time to just even get out there and be like, ’OK, it’s not as scary as I thought it would be.’ I think being able to have played her a couple times before, I’m excited to get back out there.” Williams probably is, too, given the way she responds to disappointments such as her Australian Open loss. Since a first-round exit at last year’s French Open, Williams has won 94 of 99 matches and earned 13 titles, including at three of the past five Grand Slam tournaments. “It’s going to be tough. Sloane’s playing so well,” Williams said. “Regardless, there’s definitely going to be an American in the quarterfinals.” Her match against Shvedova began at nearly midnight because it followed 2001 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s stirring 6-4, 5-7, 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1 comeback victory over 2009 winner Juan Martin del Potro, which lasted more than four hours. It was the ninth time in the last 10 years that two previous title winners faced each other in New York; Hewitt was a participant in three of those in the past, going 0-3. The 32-year-old Australian, a former No. 1 now ranked 66th after a series of injuries, repeatedly scrambled along the baseline to come up with

TORONTO — Mark Buehrle’s fastball tops out at 84 miles per hour and isn’t what anyone above the minor leagues would describe as intimidating. But it’s effective, and tough on the catcher. Working in his typical fast pace, Buehrle (11-7) pitched seven scoreless innings to pick up his 11th win of the season as Toronto outlasted the Kansas City Royals 3-2 at Rogers Centre. Buehrle struck out five and allowed four hits in his 50th career start — and 22nd career victory — against his former division rival. “It’s a hard 84, my fingers really hurt when he pitches,” Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia said with a laugh. “It really pops the mitt so I think it’s a loud 84 — he’d be happy that I said that. “But he mixes up pitches. He mixes up sinker, cutter, change-up, curveball, in, out, up, down. He really commands the entire zone and it’s impressive.” Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie was also impressed with Buehrle’s outing. Lawrie says he’s a fan of the lefty’s quick pace, which he believes helps offset his opponents. “That’s one of my biggest things — pace,” the Langley, B.C., native said. “It keeps everybody in the game and it allows everyone to stay in the game, but he gets us back in the dugout. I think he makes the other teams uncomfortable by just working with his pace, gets them in the box and he just gets ahead of guys, gets them off balance. “It allows us to get in the dugout, put up a couple of runs and he gets right back out there and does it again.” Adam Lind picked up two RBIs, and Ryan Goins went 1 for 4 to extend his hit streak to seven games. The 25-year-old Goins is now 11 for 26, with a hit in each of his seven games since being called up from the triple-A Buffalo Bisons last Friday.

RDC Kings open training camp Sunday The Red Deer College hockey Kings open training camp Sunday at the Penhold Regional Multiplex with a 90-minute on-ice session starting at 5:30 p.m. The camp will continue with 4:45-6:15 p.m. sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. passing winners against the sixth-seeded del Potro. “I don’t know how many years I’ve got left in me. I keep getting asked the question,” said Hewitt, who won Wimbledon in 2002. “I’m just pumped to get out on this court and try to put on a great show.”

SHAW: Four-way tie for second Bryant birdied three of his final four holes, including the Par 5 18th, to jump into a tie with Spittle. “I had a little bonus by making about a 20-footer on the last hole,” Bryant said. “I didn’t play the hole very well, but was able to make a birdie so that was kind of a bonus.” Bryant, a Champions Tour rookie, said he enjoyed getting the chance to play his round with Spittle. “He got off to a real good start and I kind of caught up with him,” Bryant said. “He kind of made a couple more birdies and I kind of caught up with him again. Watching him play good golf, roll in a couple putts, hit good shots, I think we fed off each other to some degree.” Jeff Sluman and Bobby Clampett also shot 64 to sit in a four-way tie for second with Spittle and Bryant. Michael Allen, Sandy Lyle, Scott Hoch, David Frost and Craig Stadler all shot 65 to sit in a five-way tie for sixth spot.



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“That’s all old news now, and we’ve moved on. We’re fine, so I think that’s all that matters,” Stephens said Friday. Asked about her relationship with Williams, Stephens replied: “Obviously, we’re co-workers. We’re Fed Cup teammates. But other than that, everything else is private. It’s fine.” They’ve played twice in the past — both in January, both on hard courts, both in the quarterfinals. Williams won 6-4, 6-3 at the Brisbane International. Three weeks later, Stephens


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“We also have a lot of different looks we can give a quarterback,” Williams said. “We’ve been harping all week on just doing your job.” The fact that the Riders will be in hot pursuit comes as no surprise to Goltz. “I expect them to come after us, both the fans and the team,” he said. A sellout crowd of 45,000 is anticipated for the Labour Day Classic. “It’s not only a big crowd, it’s a knowledgeable crowd,” said Saskatchewan quarterbacks coach Khari Jones. “They know when to be quiet and when to be loud, to help our team.” Added Roughrider centre Dominic Picard: “The 13th man will be there, absolutely.” Despite their struggles, Goltz insists the Bombers are still fighting to turn things around. “I don’t think anybody’s given up on the season. I don’t think anybody’s given up on themselves,” he said. “Guys come to work every day expecting to improve, expecting to get better. I don’t think anything’s a foregone conclusion.” Saskatchewan slotback Geroy Simon said the Riders have to be wary of Winnipeg’s defence. “We’re not going to take anybody lightly,” because that’s been the prevailing sentiment in Riderville this week. “Their front seven is very good,” Simon said. “We have to take care of their rush ends, and make sure they don’t screw up our game plan.” Arguably the best way to offset the pass rush is with the ground game, and Saskatchewan possesses the most productive in the CFL, thanks to tailback Kory Sheets. “He’s just very patient,” said Bombers head coach Tim Burke. “He just reads it, and then he sees the hole and goes. That’s where we’ve got to be good. We’ve got to stay in our gaps and just hold him down.”




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2013 WHL PRE-SEASON CALGARY — 2013 Western Hockey League preseason schedule (all times local): Tuesday’s result Swift Current 5 Moose Jaw 4 Friday’s games Seattle 4 Tri-City 1 Spokane 1 Portland 6 Victoria 1 Everett 2 Kamloops 3 Kelowna 4 Today’s games Tri-City at Portland , 11:30 a.m. Medicine Hat at Calgary, 3 p.m. Victoria at Seattle, 3 p.m. Swift Current at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Spokane at Everett, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Sunday’s games Prince George at Medicine Hat, 11 a.m. Victoria at Tri-City, 11:30 a.m. Swift Current at Calgary, 3 p.m. Spokane at Seattle, 3 p.m. Red Deer at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Kamloops, 6 p.m. Portland at Everett, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4

Saskatoon at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5 Regina at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Calgary at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 Everett at Portland, 11 a.m. Kootenay at Spokane, 3 p.m. Moose Jaw at Brandon, 7:30 p.m. Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Regina, 7 p.m. Kelowna at Kamloops, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Prince George, 7 p.m. Seattle at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 Kootenay at Everett, 1 p.m. Portland at Seattle, 3 p.m. Lethbridge at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Prince George, 7 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 Brandon at Moose Jaw, 2 p.m. Kamloops at Vancouver, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 Regina at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 Medicine Hat at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Tri-City at Spokane, TBA Friday, Sept. 13 Regina at Brandon, 7:30 p.m. Kootenay at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Moose Jaw at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Seattle at Everett, 7:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 Vancouver at Victoria, 1:35 p.m. Lethbridge at Calgary, 7 p.m. Swift Current at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Medicine Hat at Red Deer, 7 p.m. Brandon at Regina, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Kamloops at Prince George, 7 p.m. Everett at Seattle, 7:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 Calgary at Kootenay, 2 p.m. Victoria at Vancouver, 2 p.m. End of 2013 WHL pre-season

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West Division W L T PF 7 1 0 264 6 2 0 261 6 3 0 236 1 7 0 188

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Lions 29, Tiger-Cats 26 First Quarter B.C. — TD Gore 5 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 6:24 Second Quarter Ham — TD Grant 14 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 6:42 B.C. — TD Arceneaux 80 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 7:37 Ham — Safety McCallum concedes 14:47 Third Quarter B.C. — TD Iannuzzi 2 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 5:31 Ham — TD LeFevour 1 run (Congi convert) 10:47 Fourth Quarter B.C. — Single McCallum 43 1:58 Ham — FG Congi 34 5:21 B.C. — TD Lulay 2 run (McCallum convert) 9:00 Ham — TD Ellingson 2 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 14:35 Hamilton 0 9 7 10 — 26 B.C. 7 7 7 8 — 29

Pt 14 12 12 2

Attendance — 30,564 at Vancouver. FRIDAY’S SUMMARY


AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 80 56 .588 75 57 .568 71 62 .534 71 63 .530 61 74 .452 Central Division W L Pct 79 56 .585 71 63 .530 69 65 .515 58 75 .436 56 77 .421 West Division W L Pct 78 56 .582 75 58 .564 61 72 .459 61 73 .455 44 90 .328

GB — 3 7.5 8 18.5 GB — 7.5 9.5 20 22 GB — 2.5 16.5 17 34

Friday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Baltimore 5 Toronto 3, Kansas City 2 Detroit 7, Cleveland 2, 7 innings Boston 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Minnesota 3, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 5, Milwaukee 0 Seattle 7, Houston 1 Tampa Bay at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Today’s Games Baltimore (Feldman 4-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 7-4), 11:05 a.m. Kansas City (Guthrie 13-10) at Toronto (Dickey 1012), 11:07 a.m. Cleveland (Kazmir 7-6) at Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 117), 5:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 4-10) at Boston (Peavy 10-5), 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-10) at Milwaukee (Estrada 6-4), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 10-13) at Houston (Keuchel 5-7), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pelfrey 5-10) at Texas (Garza 3-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 8-2) at Oakland (Gray 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 11:07 a.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 11:08 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 11:35 a.m. L.A. Angels at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Minnesota at Texas, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Detroit at Boston, 11:35 a.m. Minnesota at Houston, 12:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Toronto at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

CFL East Division W L T PF 5 3 0 244 4 5 0 229 3 5 0 195 1 7 0 167

WEEK 10 Friday’s result B.C. 29 Hamilton 26 Sunday’s game 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.

Baseball Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto

Toronto Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg

GP 8 9 8 8

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct 82 52 .612 68 66 .507 62 73 .459 61 72 .459 49 84 .368 Central Division

GB — 14 20.5 20.5 32.5

Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco

W L 78 56 78 56 75 60 59 75 56 78 West Division W L 78 55 68 65 64 72 60 73 60 74

Pct .582 .582 .556 .440 .418

GB — — 3.5 19 22

Pct .586 .511 .471 .451 .448

GB — 10 15.5 18 18.5

Friday’s Games Philadelphia 6, Chicago Cubs 5 N.Y. Mets 3, Washington 2 Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 0 Atlanta 2, Miami 1 L.A. Angels 5, Milwaukee 0 Colorado 9, Cincinnati 6 San Francisco 1, Arizona 0 San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 11-6) at Chicago Cubs (Rusin 2-3), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Z.Wheeler 6-3) at Washington (Haren 8-11), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 13-8) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 6-9), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Williams 5-10) at Milwaukee (Estrada 6-4), 5:10 p.m. Miami (Ja.Turner 3-5) at Atlanta (Minor 13-5), 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati (G.Reynolds 0-2) at Colorado (Nicasio 8-6), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 3-4) at Arizona (Cahill 5-10), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Cashner 8-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 4-7), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 11:35 a.m. L.A. Angels at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. Cincinnati at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 11:10 a.m. St. Louis at Cincinnati, 11:10 a.m. Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, 12:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 1:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at Arizona, 2:10 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. FRIDAY’S LINESCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore 000 131 000 — 5 9 New York 000 250 10x — 8 13

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Mig.Gonzalez, McFarland (5), Fr.Rodriguez (7) and Teagarden; Sabathia, Kelley (6), Logan (7), D.Robertson (7), M.Rivera (9) and Au.Romine. W— Sabathia 12-11. L—Mig.Gonzalez 8-7. Sv—M.Rivera (39). HRs—Baltimore, Valencia (6). New York, A.Soriano (12), I.Suzuki (7). K. City Toronto

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(7 innings) McAllister, Rzepczynski (4), Carrasco (5), R.Hill (7), M.Albers (7) and Y.Gomes; Porcello, Alburquerque (6), Smyly (7), B.Rondon (7) and Avila. W—Porcello 11-7. L—McAllister 7-8. Sv—B.Rondon (1). Chicago Boston

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H.Santiago, Petricka (4), Purcey (6), Lindstrom (8) and Phegley; Dempster, Tazawa (7), F.Morales (8), Uehara (8) and Saltalamacchia. W—Dempster 7-9. L—H.Santiago 4-8. Sv—Uehara (15). HRs— Chicago, A.Garcia (4). Minnesota 000 Texas 001

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Hendriks, Duensing (7), Roenicke (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and C.Herrmann; Darvish, Cotts (7), Scheppers (8), R.Ross (9) and Pierzynski. W— Hendriks 1-2. L—Darvish 12-6. Sv—Perkins (31). HRs—Minnesota, C.Herrmann (4), Morneau (17). Texas, Profar (5). Seattle Houston

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T.Walker, Capps (6), Furbush (8), O.Perez (9) and H.Blanco; Peacock, Humber (5), Zeid (9) and J.Castro. W—T.Walker 1-0. L—Peacock 3-5. L.A.A 000 Milwaukee 000

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Weaver, Kohn (7), Cor.Rasmus (8) and Conger; W.Peralta, Wooten (7), Thornburg (8), Badenhop (9) and Maldonado. W—Weaver 9-7. L—W.Peralta 8-14. HRs—Los Angeles, Calhoun (5). NATIONAL LEAGUE Phila. Chicago

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Halladay, Miner (6), Diekman (7), Rosenberg (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz; Samardzija, Russell (7), Strop (8), Gregg (9) and D.Navarro. W—Rosenberg 1-0. L—Gregg 2-4. Sv—Papelbon (23). HRs— Philadelphia, Frandsen (4). Chicago, Rizzo (21), Schierholtz (20). St. Louis 000 Pittsburgh 200

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S.Miller, S.Freeman (5), Salas (7), Choate (8) and Y.Molina; Liriano, Melancon (9) and R.Martin. W— Liriano 15-6. L—S.Miller 12-9. HRs—Pittsburgh, G.Jones (13), R.Martin (12). New York 000 Wash. 001

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Gee, Rice (8), Hawkins (9) and T.d’Arnaud; Zimmermann, Abad (8), Mattheus (9) and W.Ramos. W— Gee 10-9. L—Zimmermann 15-8. Sv—Hawkins (6). HRs—New York, I.Davis (9). Washington, W.Ramos (9), Lombardozzi (2).

Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Acquired OF Jason Kubel and cash from Arizona for a player to be named later or cash. Signed C Kelly Shoppach to a minor league contract and assigned him Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Scott Barnes from Columbus and placed him on the 60-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINS — Placed RHP Samuel Deduno and OF Wilkin Ramirez on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Pedro Hernandez from New Britain (EL) and OF Darin Mastroianni from Rochester (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Traded OF Michael Morse to Baltimore for OF Xavier Avery. TEXAS RANGERS — Recalled LHP Joseph Ortiz from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned RHP Ross Wolf to Round Rock. National League CINCINNATI REDS—Recalled LHP Zach Duke from Louisville (PCL). Optioned RHP Nick Christiani to Louisville. LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Signed RHP Edinson Volquez to a one-year contract. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez on a three-year contract. Transferred LHP John Lannan to the 60day DL. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Acquired RHP John Axford from Milwaukee for a player to be named. American Association KANSAS CITY T-BONES — Traded RHP Shaun Garceau to Long Island (Atlantic) for two players to be named. LINCOLN SALTDOGS — Exercised the 2014 option options on RHP Stephen Bougher, RHP Mike Burns, RHP Luis Chirinos, RHP Trevor Harden, RHP Danny Meszaros, RHP Pete Parise, RHP Travis Parker, RHP RJ Rodriguez, LHP Conor Spink, RHP Stayton Thomas, RHP PJ Zocchi, LHP Moises Melendez, C Sean O’Connell, INF Brian Embery, INF David Espinosa, INF Ian Gac, INF Yasel Gomez, INF Tyler Goodro, INF Curt Smith, OF Mike Coles and OF Matt Forgatch. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Exercised the 2014

option on RHP Marcos Frias. QUEBEC CAPITALES — Released C Mike Grieco. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES—Waived C Fab Melo. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Cincinnati DE DeQuin Evans eight regular-season games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. ARIZONA CARDINALS — Placed G Jonathan Cooper on injured reserve. Released S Jonathon Amaya, C Adam Bice, WR Dan Buckner, DT David Carter, TE Alex Gottlieb, WR Charles Hawkins, G Senio Kelemete, LB Zack Nash, LB Colin Parker, TE Richard Quinn, G Chilo Rachal, S Curtis Taylor and WR Mike Thomas. ATLANTA FALCONS — Placed QB Sean Renfree and TE Andrew Szczerba on injured reserve. Waived LB Brian Banks, S Charles Mitchell, RB Ronnie Wingo, K Jeremy Shelley, OL Theo Goins, OL Alec Savoie, DT Neal Huynh, DT Micanor Regis, CB Terrence Johnson, CB Peyton Thompson and LB Pat Schiller. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Released QB Caleb Haney and QB Dayne Crist, RB Delone Carter, RB Anthony Allen, OT Jordan Devey, OT Rogers Gaines, TE Alex Silvestro, CB Marc Anthony, LB Nigel Carr, LB Brandon Copeland and C Reggie Stephens. Placed LB D.J. Bryant on injured reserve. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed C Eric Wood to a contract extension. Placed QB Kevin Kolb, WR Brad Smith and RB Drew Smith on injured reserve. Released DE Kourtnei Brown, RB Zach Brown, DB Crezdon Butler, G Antoine Caldwell, G Zack Chibane, DB Jordan Dangerfield, TE Dorin Dickerson, DB Kip Edwards, RB Kendall Gaskins, DT Jarron Gilbert, DB T.J. Heath, WR Brandon Kaufman, QB Matt Leinart, LB Keith Pough, TE Nick Provo, OT Zebrie Sanders, LB Brian Smith and C David Snow. CHICAGO BEARS — Terminated the contracts of QB Jordan Palmer, QB Trent Edwards and G Edwin Williams. Released OL J’Marcus Webb, RB Armando Allen, TE Fendi Onobun, G Derek Dennis,

LB Jerry Franklin, WR Brittan Golden, LS Brandon Hartson, CB Demontre Hurst, WR Josh Lenz, S Tom Nelson, DT Christian Tupou, FB Harvey Unga, DE Aston Whiteside and DE Josh Williams. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Waived OL Braxston Cave, WR Mike Edwards, TE Dan Gronkowski, DB Abdul Kanneh, RB Miguel Maysonet, DB Kent Richardson and P/K Colton Schmidt. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released QB Mike Kafka, QB Matt Scott, WR Jeremy Ebert, DE Pannel Egboh, RB Jonathan Grimes, LB Brandon Marshall, WR Charly Martin, OL Pat McQuistan, G Drew Nowak, CB Kevin Rutland, DT D’Anthony Smith, LB Julian Stanford, CB Marcus Trufant, WR Toney Clemons and DE Ryan Davis, DT T.J. Barnes, OT R.J. Dill, TE Ryan Otten, WR Tobais Palmer, S Steven Terrell and LB Mike Zimmer. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Released TE Jake Ballard, DE Marcus Benard, TE Daniel Fells, WR Johnathan Haggerty, LB Mike Rivera, OL Luke Patterson, FB Ben Bartholomew, DL Gilbert Pena, OL Matt Stankiewitch and DL Scott Vallone. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Placed DE Joe Kruger on the injured reserve list. Waived/injured CB Trevard Lindley. Released LB Everette Brown, DT Antonio Dixon, QB Dennis Dixon, DE David King, QB G.J. Kinne, OL Matt Kopa, WR Ifeanyi Momah, WR Will Murphy, OL Dallas Reynolds, LB Adrian Robinson and OL Matt Tennant. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Waived OT Max Starks, WR Robert Meachem, WR Luke Tasker, CB Cornelius Brown, CB Greg Gatson, CB William Middleton, S Sean Cattouse, LB Phillip Dillard, LB Jerrell Harris, LB Dan Molls, OT Randy Richards and G Stephen Schilling. TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived S Al Afalava, T Daniel Baldridge, TE Brandon Barden (injured), DT Zach Clayton, LB Gary Guyton, DT DaJohn Harris, DE Nigel Nicholas, RB Jalen Parmele, G Kasey Studdard and WR Dontel Watkins. HOCKEY National Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS — Agreed to terms with RW Teemu Selanne on a one-year contract.

Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF Montreal 24 12 7 5 41 New York 26 11 9 6 38 Kansas City 26 11 9 6 36 Philadelphia 26 10 8 8 37 New England26 10 9 7 35 Houston 24 10 8 6 29 Chicago 24 10 10 4 30 Columbus 25 8 12 5 29 Toronto 26 4 12 10 23 D.C. 25 3 17 5 15

GA 35 34 26 37 25 28 34 34 35 41

Pt 41 39 39 38 37 36 34 29 22 14

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF Salt Lake 27 13 8 6 48 Los Angeles 25 12 9 4 40 Portland 25 9 4 12 37 Colorado 26 10 7 9 33 Seattle 23 11 8 4 31 Dallas 26 9 7 10 36

GA 33 32 26 27 26 38

Pt 45 40 39 39 37 37

Vancouver San Jose Chivas

25 26 25

10 9 9 10 5 14

6 7 6

36 28 24

33 36 37 34 45 21

Friday’s results New England 1 Toronto 1 Portland at Salt Lake Today’s games Seattle at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. D.C. at New York, 6 p.m. Colorado at Kansas City, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s games Houston at Chicago, 1 p.m. Chivas at Vancouver, 5 p.m. CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Super Cup Chelsea (England) 2 Bayern Munich (Germany) 2 (Bayern Munich won 5-4 on penalty kicks)

DENMARK Superliga AGF Aarhus 6 OB Odense 3 NETHERLANDS Eredivisie NEC Nijmegen 1 NAC Breda 1 NORWAY Tippeligaen SK Brann 1 Sogndal 0 SPAIN Liga Primera Elche 2 Almeria 2 Levante 2 Rayo Vallecano 1 SWEDEN Allsvenskan Helsingborg 4 IF Brommapojkarna 2

DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP At TPC Boston Norton, Mass. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,216; Par 71 (36-35) First Round Phil Mickelson 35-28 — Brian Davis 32-31 — Kevin Stadler 31-33 — Hunter Mahan 33-32 — Sergio Garcia 31-34 — Roberto Castro 34-31 — John Huh 33-33 — Chris Kirk 31-35 — Lee Westwood 33-33 — Harris English 32-34 — Jason Dufner 35-31 — Nicholas Thompson 31-35 — Stewart Cink 35-31 — Bob Estes 31-35 — Jerry Kelly 34-32 — Ryan Moore 34-32 — Jonas Blixt 34-32 — Kevin Streelman 33-33 — Steve Stricker 35-31 — Matt Kuchar 34-32 — Ian Poulter 34-32 — Ernie Els 32-34 — Brian Gay 34-33 — Henrik Stenson 35-32 — Graham DeLaet 33-34 — Jordan Spieth 33-34 — Boo Weekley 34-33 — Robert Garrigus 37-30 — K.J. Choi 34-33 — John Merrick 34-33 — Jason Day 35-32 — Charl Schwartzel 34-33 — Brendan Steele 31-36 — Scott Stallings 34-34 — Scott Piercy 34-34 — Kevin Chappell 33-35 — Patrick Reed 34-34 — Tiger Woods 35-33 — Pat Perez 34-34 — David Hearn 33-35 — Daniel Summerhays 34-34 — Brandt Snedeker 35-33 — Dustin Johnson 34-34 — Bo Van Pelt 34-34 — Ken Duke 34-35 — D.A. Points 34-35 — Zach Johnson 35-34 — Chris Stroud 34-35 — Brendon de Jonge 35-34 — Nick Watney 34-35 — Keegan Bradley 34-35 — Richard H. Lee 34-35 — Martin Kaymer 36-33 — Justin Leonard 37-32 — William McGirt 35-34 — Freddie Jacobson 37-33 — Josh Teater 36-34 — Jason Kokrak 35-35 — Matt Every 36-34 — Russell Henley 36-34 — Jim Furyk 37-33 — Charley Hoffman 35-35 — Rory Sabbatini 36-34 — Rory McIlroy 36-34 — Justin Rose 34-36 — Marc Leishman 34-36 — Luke Guthrie 36-34 — Michael Thompson 36-35 — Bubba Watson 33-38 — Bill Haas 34-37 — Brian Stuard 34-37 — Bryce Molder 35-36 — Kyle Stanley 35-36 — Luke Donald 36-35 — David Lynn 35-36 — Rickie Fowler 35-36 — Charles Howell III 36-35 — Greg Chalmers 35-36 — Camilo Villegas 35-36 — Angel Cabrera 38-34 — Graeme McDowell 36-36 — Derek Ernst 38-34 — Matt Jones 36-36 — Billy Horschel 36-36 — Gary Woodland 38-34 — Scott Brown 37-35 — Tim Clark 37-36 — John Rollins 37-36 — Ryan Palmer 39-34 — Adam Scott 37-36 — Cameron Tringale 40-33 — Webb Simpson 35-38 — Martin Flores 35-38 — Brian Harman 37-36 — Martin Laird 36-38 — Stuart Appleby 39-35 — Sang-Moon Bae 36-38 — Jimmy Walker 37-37 — Erik Compton 39-36 — David Lingmerth 38-37 —

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CANADIAN SENIOR MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP SUTTON WEST, Ont. — Leading scores Friday following the final round of the Canadian senior men’s golf championship, played at 6,347-yard, par-71 The Briars: David Schultz 68-69-72-69 — 278 Chip Lutz 67-69-75-68 — 279 Duke Delcher 70-70-71-69 — 280 Lance Lundy 69-75-70-68 — 282 Frank MacKenzie 70-73-70-70 — 283 Larry Cooper 73-72-69-70 — 284 Jay Blumenfeld 69-71-69-75 — 284 Howard Broun 72-67-71-74 — 284 Garth Collings 75-71-69-70 — 285 Frank Van Dornick 72-71-69-73 — 285 Greg Wilson 73-75-69-69 — 286 William Jackson 74-73-70-69 — 286 Colin Coben 74-72-72-71 — 289 Tom Skinner 74-72-71-72 — 289 Rob Kemp 73-70-72-75 — 290 Ken Larney 73-71-77-70 — 291 Bill Probst 75-72-69-75 — 291 Doug Williams 71-73-75-73 — 292 Michael Jackson 76-75-69-72 — 292 Christopher Kertsos 73-74-73-72 — 292 John Gallacher 72-74-72-74 — 292 Gudmund Lindbjerg 75-77-72-69 — 293 Jim Morton 74-72-76-71 — 293 Alan Stewart 74-75-74-70 — 293 Tom Hodgins 74-78-71-72 — 295 Tom Hossfeld 72-76-75-72 — 295 Bill Leonard 78-74-73-70 — 295 Warren Sye 74-72-76-73 — 295 Dru Lafave 78-74-74-69 — 295 Rick Fifield 72-74-75-74 — 295 SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC At Canyon Meadows Golf Club Calgary, Alberta Purse: $2 million Yardage: 7,117; Par 71 First Round Rocco Mediate Bart Bryant Rod Spittle Jeff Sluman Bobby Clampett Michael Allen Sandy Lyle

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Scott Hoch David Frost Craig Stadler Joel Edwards Mark Brooks Kirk Triplett Jay Don Blake Tom Byrum Russ Cochran Jay Haas Mark O’Meara Esteban Toledo Tom Pernice Jr. Larry Mize Peter Senior Duffy Waldorf Bill Glasson Gene Sauers Jeff Freeman Barry Lane R.W. Eaks Chip Beck Fred Funk Olin Browne Tom Kite Blaine McCallister Chien Soon Lu Joey Sindelar Neal Lancaster John Riegger Tom Lehman Fred Couples Mark McNulty Roger Chapman Steve Lowery Steve Pate John Inman Anders Forsbrand J.K. Kim Jeff Hart

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WEB.COM At Sycamore Hills Golf Club Fort Wayne, Ind. Purse: $1 million Yardage: 7,360; Par 72 Second Round Trevor Immelman 67-66 — Michael Putnam 70-63 — Patrick Cantlay 68-65 — Arron Oberholser 66-68 — Scott Harrington 65-69 — Bud Cauley 65-69 — Troy Matteson 65-70 — Will Claxton 67-69 — Scott Gardiner 69-67 — Len Mattiace 67-69 — Brandt Jobe 68-69 — Andrew D. Putnam 67-70 — Glen Day 71-66 — Kevin Kisner 68-69 — Hunter Haas 69-68 — Bhavik Patel 71-66 — Joe Durant 68-69 — Lee Williams 69-68 — Kevin Na 70-67 — Chad Campbell 69-69 — Brendon Todd 70-68 — Whee Kim 69-69 — John Peterson 72-66 — Bill Lunde 70-68 — Brice Garnett 68-70 — Ben Martin 69-69 — Alexandre Rocha 69-69 — Russell Knox 69-69 — Roland Thatcher 67-71 — Bobby Gates 69-69 — Alistair Presnell 68-70 — Jeff Klauk 66-72 — Troy Merritt 70-68 — Alex Prugh 69-70 — Danny Lee 72-67 — Seung-Yul Noh 68-71 — Aaron Watkins 70-69 — Shawn Stefani 70-69 — Wes Roach 67-72 — Robert Streb 69-70 — Scott McCarron 64-75 — Robert Karlsson 72-67 — Kelly Kraft 69-70 — Jim Herman 69-71 — Edward Loar 68-72 — Jhonattan Vegas 67-73 — Shane Bertsch 69-71 — Ryan Spears 72-68 — Steve Wheatcroft 71-69 — Colt Knost 71-69 — Tim Wilkinson 69-71 — Steve Marino 70-70 — Cameron Percy 70-70 — Luke List 74-66 — Sean O’Hair 70-70 — D.J. Trahan 69-71 — Nick Flanagan 69-71 —

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SAFEWAY CLASSIC At Columbia Edgewater Country Club Portland, Ore. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,475; Par 72 Second Round a-denotes amateur Pornanong Phatlum 64-66 — Suzann Pettersen 68-63 — Sandra Gal 66-66 — Caroline Masson 69-64 — Sandra Changkija 68-66 — Cristie Kerr 66-68 — Lizette Salas 66-68 — Se Ri Pak 67-68 — Yani Tseng 67-68 — Lexi Thompson 65-70 — Hee-Won Han 71-65 — Chella Choi 70-66 — Na Yeon Choi 70-66 — Min Seo Kwak 69-67 — Karrie Webb 69-67 — Natalie Gulbis 68-68 — Brittany Lang 68-68 — Jiyai Shin 68-68 — Heather Bowie Young 67-69 — Juli Inkster 67-69 — Beatriz Recari 71-66 — Mina Harigae 69-68 — Morgan Pressel 69-68 — Eun-Hee Ji 67-70 — Stacy Lewis 67-70 — Sydnee Michaels 67-70 — Ai Miyazato 67-70 — Angela Stanford 71-67 — Dori Carter 68-70 — Paz Echeverria 68-70 — Jane Park 68-70 — Sun Young Yoo 68-70 — Ilhee Lee 67-71 — Paige Mackenzie 71-68 — Wendy Ward 71-68 — Allison Hanna 70-69 — Jodi Ewart Shadoff 69-70 — Anna Nordqvist 69-70 — Gerina Piller 67-72 — Sarah Jane Smith 67-72 — Lisa Ferrero 70-70 — Maria Hjorth 70-70 — Jennie Lee 70-70 — Belen Mozo 70-70 — Ji Young Oh 70-70 —

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Alberta Downs Monday entries Post time 1:15 p.m. First Pace, purse $3,500 (EX, TR, W4). 1 Thats Witty (J. Campbell) 2 Just Saucy (P. Giesbrecht) 3 Blue Star Classic (Q. Schneider) 4 Red Star Jenny (K. Hoerdt) 5 Dewinton Destroyer (K. Dressler) Second Pace, purse $3,000 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Jadens Wish (K. Clark) 2 Wigesjet (J. Chappell) 3 Alcars Luckybaylor (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Quick Kiss (J. Jungquist) 5 Getrevedup (Q. Schneider) 6 Hf Pajama Party (T. Redwood) 7 Hot Sex (G. Hudon) 8 Lips Of An Angel (G. Clark) Third Pace, purse $3,200 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Mystic Angel (J. Jungquist)

2 Brandons Cassie (K. Ducharme) 3 They Call Me Rosie (T. Brown) 4 River Blues (K. Clark) 5 Everygamblersgirl (T. Cullen) 6 My Dads A Stud (R. Hennessy) 7 Smoky Moon (W. Tainsh Jr) 8 Sweetycamtoplay (G. Hudon) Fourth Pace, purse $3,400 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Lightning Legs (P. Giesbrecht) 2 Modern Cowboy (G. Hudon) 3 Blasty Cam (G. Clark) 4 Barndougle (J. Campbell) 5 Whosurhero (J. Jungquist) 6 Western Shoot Out (R. Grundy) 7 Rays High Noon (K. Hoerdt) 8 Lefty Malone (J. Gagne) 9 Cams Wizard (T. Cullen) ae Little Bit Faster (T. Redwood) Fifth Pace, purse $2,300 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Rango (T. Redwood)

2 Hey Scoob (J. Campbell) 3 Silent Rescue (K. Hoerdt) 4 Payoff (P. Giesbrecht) 5 Cheswick (R. Schneider) 6 Knickfree (J. Chappell) 7 Man Alive (R. Starkewski) 8 Cenalta Spirit (W. Tainsh Jr) Sixth Pace, purse $5,200 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 B R Money Matters (J. Gray) 2 Raging Fingers (T. Redwood) 3 Outlaw Highvoltage (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Caress Of Steel (J. Gagne) 5 All Canadian Mjjz (R. Starkewski) 6 National Interest (G. Hudon) 7 Bob Watts (T. Cullen) Seventh Pace, purse $5,600 (EX, SF, TR, W4). 1 Tatsu (T. Cullen) 2 Gotta Bad Attitude (G. Clark) 3 Senga Nanjeing (R. Grundy) 4 Gable Blue Chip (J. Gagne)

5 Im A Wildcat (T. Redwood) 6 Lisvinnie (R. Hennessy) Eighth Pace, purse $3,500 (EX, PF, SF, TR, W4). 1 Location Baran (J. Gray) 2 Outlawcoltfortyfor (R. Goulet) 3 Masada Rocks (K. Hoerdt) 4 Cenalta Magic (J. Chappell) 5 Jellos Fellow (J. Jungquist) 6 Artability (Q. Schneider) 7 Shaker Boy (J. Campbell) 8 Da Terror (T. Cullen) 9 Attitude Adjuster (W. Tainsh Jr) ae Slender Pride (P. Giesbrecht) Ninth Pace, purse $6,000 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Hollywood Warrior (G. Hudon) 2 Cenalta Power (R. Grundy) 3 Blue Star Admiral (W. Tainsh Jr) 4 Tip Top Tap (R. Hennessy) 5 Acesndeuces (P. Davies) 6 Greek Ruler (J. Chappell)

7 Watch And Pray (J. Gagne) 8 Outlaw Beacon (J. Campbell) Tenth Pace, purse $2,800 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Dudes Bonnie (R. Goulet) 2 Hollywood Breeze (G. Hudon) 3 No Limit For Mjjz (P. Giesbrecht) 4 Barona Java (J. Gray) 5 Im The Reason (J. Campbell) 6 Queens Heritaj (J. Gagne) 7 Baja Beach (J. Chappell) 8 E R Martha (T. Redwood) 9 Fancy Camelot (T. Cullen) Eleventh Pace, purse $2,300 (EX, PF, SF, TR). 1 Canbec Hooligan (T. Cullen) 2 Too Young Man (P. Davies) 3 Modern Man (C. Brown) 4 Kg Rowan (J. Jungquist) 5 Blue Star Ruler (T. Redwood) 6 Notacent Tobemade (G. Schedlosky) 7 Psymadre (J. Chappell) 8 Farm Team (G. Hudon)



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939.31 -2.12 3,589.87 -30.43



Dow Jones

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ENERGY NYMEX Crude $107.65US ▼ -1.15 NYMEX Ngas $3.593US ▲ +0.012

FINANCIAL Canadian dollar $0.9497US ▲ +0.01 Prime rate 3% Bank of Canada rate 1% Gold $1,396.10US -16.80

Silver $23.560US +0.047



Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Shocks less severe than predicted JUNE SWOON DEPRESSED ECONOMY IN SECOND QUARTER, BUT ECONOMISTS SEE GROWTH AHEAD BY JULIAN BELTRAME THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The economy swooned in June as the twin shocks of damaging floods in Alberta and a construction strike in Quebec led to the biggest monthly output retreat since the recession, and dragged down quarterly growth to an unimpressive 1.7 per cent. The numbers weren’t as bad as advertised, however. June’s fall was limited to 0.5 per cent — still the worst result since March 2009 — and the quarter’s growth were better than the Bank of Canada’s gloomy prediction for one per cent. As well, Statistics Canada downgraded its early reading for first-quar-

ter growth from 2.5 to 2.2 per cent. It could have been worse, but economists said the spillover shocks from flooding in Alberta and the Quebec strike turned out to be less severe than anticipated. Still, analysts said the Bank of Canada will likely look through the June setback as a temporary aberration, adding that the report Friday is unlikely to change governor Stephen Poloz’s view on leaving interest rates unchanged at next week’s rate announcement. That also appeared to be the initial reaction of markets as well, as currency traders largely shrugged off the report, leaving the loonie hovering around 95 cents U.S. A strong quarter for household consumption, up 3.8 per cent on an annualized basis, saved the economy from a worst fate,

U.S. CONSUMER SPENDING UP A WEAK 0.1 PER CENT IN JULY WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in July after their income grew more slowly, held back by steep government spending cuts that reduced federal workers’ salaries. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose just 0.1 per cent in July from the previous month. That’s slower than June’s 0.6 per cent increase. Income rose a slight 0.1 per cent in July following a 0.3 per cent June gain. Government wages were reduced $7.7 billion in July at an annual rate, largely because of forced furloughs of government employees to meet the spending cuts. The tepid July gains in spending and income suggest the economy started the July-September quarter growing at weak pace. Consumer spending drives roughly 70 per cent of economic activity. — THE CANADIAN PRESS

analysts said, although with debt levels at near-record highs, consumption is unlikely to hold up growth much longer. For the economy to kick into a new gear, manufacturing and exports must pick up, they said. “A softer Canadian dollar and better U.S. growth can’t come soon enough for manufacturers,” said Benjamin Reitzes, a senior economist with BMO Capital Markets. On that front there was some good news. On Thursday, the U.S. revised its secondquarter performance to 2.5 per cent from a previously reported 1.7, with most analysts betting growth south of the border will accelerate further in the second half of the year.

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Ottawa records $158M budget surplus in June



VIA RAIL REPORTS LOWER SECONDQUARTER NET INCOME MONTREAL — Via Rail saw its second-quarter net income slip as revenue declined and operating expenses rose. The arms-length Crown corporation reported a profit of $9.6 million, down from $11.9 million a year ago. Revenue for the quarter was $66.2 million, compared to $68.1 million during the same period last year. Total passenger revenues were $61.1 million, down from $63.5 million a year ago. Meanwhile, operating expenses grew to $154 million from $141.8 million previously, primarily due to higher depreciation costs related to its capital investment program. The number of miles travelled by all passengers grew by four per cent to 208 million from 200 million. But that was offset by higher operations funding, which went up to 38.4 cents per passenger mile, compared to 36 cents during the same quarter last year.

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

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A heavy equipment operator with Pidherney’s construction works at the site of a new industrial park southwest of Blackfalds. The 130-acre parcel is south of Aspelund Road in Lacombe County. Plans call for 15 lots, ranging in size from 2.8 acres to nearly 18 acres.

A quarter of Red Deer workers earning less than $15 per hour BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR A quarter of the working people in Red Deer earn less than $15 an hour, according to statistics released on Friday by Public Interest Alberta. And the non-profit education and advocacy group thinks boosting the province’s minimum wage would help to address the social problems related to low income levels. Statistics purchased from Statistics Canada by Public Interest Alberta, with support from the Alberta College of Social Workers, indicate that 12,000 of Red Deer’s 48,400 employed people earn less than $15 an hour. That compares with 21 per cent of workers across the province — an average pulled down by Calgary (20 per cent), Edmonton (21 per cent) and the Wood BuffaloCold Lake area (14 per cent). Public Interest Alberta pointed out that 55 per cent of Red Deer’s low-wage earners are women, while the provincewide figure is 62 per cent. “Women are an especially disadvantaged group, with a large majority earning low wages,” said Lori Sigurdson, manager of professional affairs with the Alberta College of Social Workers in a release issued by Public Interest Alberta. “Increasing Alberta’s minimum wage rate to the poverty line would go a long way in alleviating hardship for vulnerable women and children.”

Bill Moore-Kilgannon, executive director of Public Interest Alberta, said Statistic Canada’s definition of what constitutes a low income level depends on the situation. For a single person in a major urban centre, it’s $14.10 an hour; for a single mom with two children, it’s $20.37. “We’re not saying that $15 an hour is the StatsCan low wage cutoff, but we are saying that if you’re making less than 15 bucks an hour, particularly if you’ve got kids, you’re in pretty tight financial straits.” The statistics released by Public Interest Alberta also indicated that 75 per cent of the Red Deerians earning less than $15 an hour are older than 20. For the province as a whole, the percentage is 78. Stephen Merridew, community mobilizer for Public Interest Alberta in Red Deer, said this shows that many people in their prime working years are struggling financially. “Once you get trapped into low-wage jobs, it’s very difficult to get out of that situation,” added Moore-Kilgannon. Alberta’s minimum wage is slated to increase to $9.95 from $9.75, effective Sept. 1. Tyler Bowman, incoming president of the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce, doesn’t think a bigger increment is the solution, because it could hurt small business. Instead, he would like to see the plight of low-income earners addressed through education and training programs.

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OTTAWA — The federal government recorded a rare budgetary surplus in June, but cautioned the result does not signal a major turning point in the battle to eliminate the deficit. The Finance Department’s monthly fiscal monitor showed a surplus of $158 million for the month, after a $2.4-billion deficit in May. But the department attributed the unusually large gap between the two months to timing factors which counted some of May’s tax receipts in the following month — resulting in an outsized 10.1 per cent gain, or $2.1 billion more than June last year, in revenues during June. A clearer picture of the government’s fiscal position could be found in the results for the first quarter of the 2013-14 fiscal year, which showed a year-to-date deficit of $2.55 billion, only slightly better than the $2.8-billion shortfall posted at the same point last year. “The financial results for the April to June 2013 period and recent economic developments suggest that the fiscal projection presented in Economic Action Plan 2013 is on track,” the department said The government estimated in the March budget the year’s deficit would fall to $18.7 billion from the $25.9-billion shortfall recorded last year. Despite what had been discouraging results during at the start of the fiscal year, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty insisted last week that he would meet the goal of fiscal balance in the 2015-16 fiscal year, meaning in two years. “We are going to stay the course; we are going to balance the budget without doubt in 2015,” he pledged. TD senior economist Sonya Gulati said if the first quarter numbers hold for the year as a whole, the federal deficit would come in at roughly $12 billion, well below the budget estimate. For the government to significantly better its budget projections, the economy will need to improve markedly during the second half of 2013 and early into 2014. So far, the economy has produced a mixed picture. Growth in the first half of the year has come at slightly below two per cent, better than the budget expectation of 1.6 per cent pace for 2013. But nominal growth — which includes inflation and is more directly tied to revenues — has been weaker. Most economists, including the Bank of Canada, are forecasting stronger growth in the latter half of the year as forward momentum gathers in the United States and much of the rest of the world. June’s fiscal books showed revenues up about 4.3 per cent, or $2.7 billion, during the first three month of the fiscal year, with both personal income tax and corporate tax revenues recording healthy gains.

Discount fuel promotion part of ATB anniversary BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR About 230 Red Deer motorists took advantage of deeply discounted gas prices at a downtown service station on Friday morning. The Husky station at 4505 49th Ave. was selling fuel at 75 cents below its posted price, with regular gasoline going for 39.9 cents a litre. “People were really excited,” said station owner Faiz Pamery. “It was very busy.” The promotion, which ran from 10 a.m. until noon, was co-sponsored by Husky and ATB Financial as part of ATB’s 75th anniversary celebrations. Three Husky stations in each of Calgary and Edmonton also participated in the discounted fuel selling during the same two-hour period. Glenn Kubish, director of media and story at ATB Financial, said the promotion was just one of a number of initiatives, programs and surprises being organized by the financial institution between August and October. Details are being posted online at “Instead of one big bash, we’re trying to do a whole bunch of things around the

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Alberta Treasury Branch personal help guide people lined up to buy fuel in Red Deer Friday morning. Customers were lined up around the block and down 49 St. to to fill their tanks during the Out Of The Blue promotion to celebrate ATB’s 75th year of banking in Alberta. province,” said Kubish. Pamery said only a few people were waiting at his 10 pumps prior to 10 a.m. on Friday. But that changed quickly as word spread. By noon, many vehicles were still lined

up at the station. “We just made sure that they all got through, and if they missed anything we just gave them some gift certificates,” said Pamery.

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

Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 90.10 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 43.31 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43.19 Blackberry. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.64 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.79 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.43 Cdn. National Railway . . 98.78 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 123.87 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 34.17 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.66 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.80 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 37.40 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 43.10 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 20.92 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30.35 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.08 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.40 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.93 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 39.57 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 48.32 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 32.32 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.54 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.51

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.75 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.94 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 57.60 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.98 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 21.96 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.11 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.05 First Quantum Minerals . 17.49 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 31.10 Hubday Minerals. . . . . . . . 6.92 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.81 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 31.15 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.68 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 26.52

Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 89.09 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.49 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.72 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.97 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.75

Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.22 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 58.40 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.49 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.01 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 51.54 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.84 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.21 Canyon Services Group. 11.74 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.18 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.770 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 17.99 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.68 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.16

MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Friday while oil and gold prices fell back amid uncertainty over a Syrian military intervention. The S&P/TSX composite index was 50.83 points lower to 12,653.9 as traders also took in data that showed the Canadian economy contracted in June. The Canadian dollar closed up 0.01 of a cent to 94.97 cents US as geopolitical anxiety helped push the greenback higher against other currencies. Statistics Canada reported that gross domestic product in June shrank by 0.5 per cent,

which was in line with economists’ expectations. At the same time, GDP grew at an annualized rate of 1.7 per cent, higher than the 1.6 per cent pace that was forecast. Economists had expected the economy would hit a rough patch in June, largely because of severe flooding in Alberta and a construction sector strike in Quebec. U.S. indexes racked up losses with traders reluctant to take on big positions ahead of a long weekend in the U.S. and Canada for the Labour Day holiday. “It seems like the U.S. is determined to make a strike in ab-

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 48.00 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.65 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.78 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 43.98 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 5.82 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.88 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.415 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.37 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 35.50 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.25 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.81 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.08 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 56.59 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 66.11 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 55.50 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.26 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.56 Carefusion . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.47 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.75 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 47.26 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 60.97 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.27 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 81.59 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.34 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 64.90 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.11 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89.82

sence of UN support and that will create a fair bit of uncertainty in the marketplace,” said Philip Petursson, director of institutional equities at Manulife Asset Management. “What is the best desirable outcome from this? And is it achievable? And I think perhaps the realization is, know what, even if we go in there the outcome isn’t better.” The Dow Jones industrials were down 30.64 points to 14,810.31, the Nasdaq lost 30.43 points to 3,589.87 and the S&P 500 index was 5.2 points lower to 1,632.97. Markets have been rattled

this week by the prospect of a U.S.-led punitive strike against Syria after an alleged chemical weapons attack. The U.S. government said it has “high confidence” that Syria’s government carried out the attack Aug. 21, killing 1,429 people, including at least 426 children. The UN has said their inspectors will wrap up their investigation Friday. Some of their experts will be travelling to laboratories in Europe to deliver the material they’ve collected this week in the Damascus suburbs purportedly hit by toxic gas. Secretary of State John Kerry noted that UN investigators probing the chemical weapons attack are limited by a mandate to determine if an attack took place. He says they won’t say who is responsible. In a surprise move, the British parliament voted late Thursday against military action in Syria, whittling down the core of the planned coalition. The gold sector led decliners, down about 1.25 per cent as gold prices moved lower after spiking earlier in the week. The December bullion contract on the Nymex fell $16.80 to US$1,396.10 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) faded 58 cents to C$20.11. The telecom sector was also a drag, giving back some of Thursday’s strong advance on speculation that U.S. telco Verizon won’t be entering the Canadian wireless market. Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) lost 42 cents to $41.59. The energy sector was down 0.7 per cent while the October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost $1.15 to US$107.65 a barrel. Syria is not a major oil producer but a widening conflict there could affect major producers in the re-

gion or disrupt supply routes. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) shed 60 cents to $35.50. The base metals sector climbed per cent while December copper stepped back three cents to US$3.23 a pound. First Quantum Minerals (TSX:FM) climbed 59 cents to C$17.49. Consumer staples ran up per cent with support from convenience store chain Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B). Its shares ran up $3.38 or 5.89 per cent to $60.74 as it increased its quarterly dividend by 1.25 cents to 8.75 cents per share as it reported a first-quarter profit of $255 million or $1.35 per share. That was up from a profit of $102.9 million or 57 cents per share a year ago. In other corporate news, Laurentian Bank (TSX:LB) reported third-quarter net income fell six per cent to $28.3 million, or 91 cents per share. Revenue grew 14 per cent to $221 million from $193.8 million and its shares slipped 62 cents to $44.33. Bombardier Aerospace (TSX:BBD.B) said Friday it has received a flight test permit from Transport Canada for the first CSeries aircraft, clearing the way for the new jet’s first flight. Its shares gained six cents to $4.79. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS TORONTO — Highlights at the close of Friday at world financial market trading. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,653.90 down 50.83 points TSX Venture Exchange — 939.31 down 2.12 points TSX 60 — 727.13 down 4.08 points Dow — 14,810.31 down 30.64 points S&P 500 — 1,632.97 down 5.20 points Nasdaq — 3,589.87 down 30.43 points

Currencies at close: Cdn — 94.97 cents US, up 0.01 of a cent Pound — C$1.6315, down 0.13 of a cent Euro — C$1.3919, down 0.25 of a cent Euro — US$1.3218, down 0.24 of a cent Oil futures: US$107.65 per barrel, down $1.15 (October contract) Gold futures: US$1,396.10 per oz., down $16.80 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $25.823 per oz., down 26.3 cents $830.21 per kg., down $8.45 ICE FUTURES CANADA WINNIPEG — Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $8.30 lower $522.30; Jan. ’14 $4.40 lower $527.70; March ’14 $4.50 lower $532.50; May ’14 $4.50 lower $536.50; July ’14 $4.80 lower $539.00; Nov. ’14 $0.70 lower $520.30; Jan ’15 $0.70 lower $520.30; March ’15 $0.70 lower $520.30; May ’15 $0.70 lower $520.30; July ’15 $0.70 lower $520.30; Nov. ’15 $0.70 lower $520.30. 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. Friday’s estimated volume of trade: 291,180 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 291,180.

Eurozone jobless rate remains steady




An Indian labourer carries a sack of potatoes at a warehouse in Jammu, India, Friday. India’s stock market has dropped more than 10 per cent in the past three months and the rupee has lost a sixth of its value against the dollar this year.



Forest product companies enjoying strong revenues in second quarter Despite a drop in prices, forest product companies in Alberta enjoyed continued strong revenues in the second quarter. The value of lumber, pulp and paper, and panelboard manufactured by members of the Alberta For-


est Products Association totalled $661 million for the three months ended June 30. That was up by $79 million, or 14 per cent, over the same period in 2012. However, compared to the first quarter of 2013, production values were down about $10 million, or 1.4 per cent. “The first quarter of 2013 was one of the strongest in recent memory,” said Brady Whittaker, president and CEO of the association. “Prices have cooled slightly, but increased exports to Asia and more housing starts in the U.S. mean a healthy market for forest products.” The Alberta Forest Products Association represents lumber, panelboard, pulp and paper, and secondary manufacturing wood products companies operating in Alberta. was another bright spot, rising 5.4 per cent after three consecutive quarterly declines.

ECONOMY: Consumer confidence index rose

WAGE: Only part of the solution

The recent five per cent devaluation of the loonie from parity with the U.S. dollar is also expected to help manufacturers and exporters, who ship much of their output to America. Some analysts see the loonie dropping to about 90 cents US by year’s end. But CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld cautioned that the third-quarter performance will likely not be as robust as the 3.8 per cent bounce-back predicted by the central bank. That’s because if the hit from the floods and strike wasn’t as big as thought, neither will be the rebound. There was another mildly encouraging report released Friday by the Conference Board. The thinktank’s consumer confidence index rose modestly 2.2 points on more optimistic views from Canadians about their finances, but noted that they were also more pessimistic about the health of the job market. Much of the data Friday showed widespread weakness, but mostly because of temporary factors. In June, construction tumbled 1.9 per cent, most attributed to the Quebec strike which ended in early July; arts, entertainment and recreation plunged 4.3 per cent, with attendance at sporting events particularly hit; manufacturing fell 1.3 per cent and was down 3.1 per cent over last year. Quarterly, business investment contracted 2.5 per cent and exports cut 0.7 points from the quarterly growth. Besides household consumption, housing

Bowman said many young Albertans leave school to take advantage of high-paying jobs in the energy and other sectors. Later in life, they lack the skills to transition into other, less physically demanding positions. In 2011, the Chamber adopted a policy that proposed a solution. “In our recommendations, we state that the province support employers who pay for advanced education and training for employees by creating aggressive incentives, such as tax credits, improved access to E-learning and community-based learning and training opportunities in urban and rural communities.”

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The number of jobless in Europe fell slightly in July and business optimism rose, according to official data released Friday, adding to the tentative signs that the region’s economy is staging a modest comeback. Europe’s statistics office said Friday the number of unemployed in the eurozone was down by 15,000 to 19.23 million, marking the second consecutive fall since April 2011. The jobless rate remained at a record of high of 12.1 per cent. Meanwhile, an index of European business sentiment rose again on the month while the monthly inflation rate for the 17 nations using the euro decreased. “The recent improvements are minimal, and the situation is still very fragile,” said European Union Employment Commissioner Laszlo Andor. “This is no time for celebration or complacency.” The economy of the 17 EU nations that use the euro had been stuck in an 18-month recession to the first quarter of this year as a debt crisis prompted many countries to pursue tough austerity policies that weighed on growth and confidence. The eurozone finally moved out of recession in the second quarter of this year, showing a 0.3 per cent increase in annual economic output. In a further upbeat signal for the region’s economy, an index tracking economic sentiment increased by 2.7 points to 95.2 in the eurozone and by 3.1 points to 98.1 in the wider EU, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase in both areas, while reaching a two-year high in the EU. Commerzbank analysts said the index’s higherthan-expected increase points to a likely growth rate of 0.5 per cent for the third quarter in the eurozone, after a 0.3 per cent rise in the April to June period. The monthly unemployment rate again varied widely between some of the bloc’s leading economies such as Germany or Austria, with 5.3 per cent and 4.8 per cent respectively, and crisis-hit southern European nations such as Spain and Greece, where more than one in four people were unemployed. Analysts said the eurozone seasonally adjusted unemployment figures came as another indicator that the bloc has left the recession behind, even if growth remains meagre. “Stable unemployment in the eurozone is relatively good news,” said Marie Diron of Ernst & Young. Richard Truscott the Canadian Federation of Independent Business’s Alberta director, also thinks skills development is the best way to combat poverty. “Increasing the minimum wage too high and too fast is actually going to reduce the number of jobs available for people working in those entry-level and lower-income jobs,” he said, adding that a big jump would also devastate many employers. “It would make thousands of businesses across our province inviable immediately.” Moore-Kilgannon said increasing Alberta’s minimum wage “is a critical part of the discussion, but not the only part.” What’s needed, he said, is a broader set of solutions.

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Riders and sponsors saddled up for the second annual Glencross Invitational Charity Roughstock event on Aug. 23, raising more than $250,000 for Ronald McDonald House and the Hockey Alberta Foundation’s Every Kid Every Community program. “I grew up playing the game that I love in the province that I love. However, there are many families who do not have the opportunity to play hockey,” Calgary Flame forward Curtis Glencross said in a prepared statement. “The Ronald McDonald House is a

place that my wife Tanya and I have always supported, along with our young family. It is a place we are deeply moved by and support, along with the many sponsors and supporters of this event. We are again proud to be directing funds to this special place.” The rodeo took place at the Daines Rodeo Grounds near Innisfail and featured bull, bronc and bareback riding with some of North America’s most accomplished riders. This year’s rodeo winners were Matt Lait (bareback), Jim Berry (saddle bronc) and Tanner Girlitz (bull riding) Last year’s Roughstock event raised $196,000.

Curtis and Tanya Glencross with daughters Karter and Paisley stand with rodeo guest Hardy Fischer, whose family recently used the Ronald McDonald House in Red Deer. On the right, bareback rider Matt Crowe from Carstairs with wife Amanda and daughter Corbin.

Curtis Glencross and event director Kelsey Angeltvedt present a cheque to the winners of the boys steer riding event.





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Graffiti crackdown FILMS FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION People who want to watch documentary films and then participate in group discussion can join a monthly Red Deer Public Library event. On the second Wednesday of every month from 2 to 4:30 p.m., the library will turn the spotlight on one of a variety of issues. The first documentary film will be Who Killed the Electric Car on Sept. 11. The film will be followed by a group discussion, facilitated by a library staff person. The program is free and everyone is welcome. The location is the Waskasoo Meeting Room which is located in the library at 4818 49th St. For details, call Donna Stewart at 403-755-1139 or email

LACOMBE MOVES TO END ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR WITH TOUGH NEW FINES BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Graffiti vandals face a $2,500 fine for a first offence under a proposed community standards bylaw in Lacombe. If that doesn’t encourage them to change their tagging ways, the $5,000 fine for a second offence and $7,500 for third offences might. City council got its first look at the new Community Standards (Anti-Social Behaviour) Bylaw on Monday. Supported by the Lacombe Police Service, the bylaw covers everything from rowdy and anti-social behaviour such as fighting, spitting, swearing and loitering in public to bullying and panhandling. Mayor Steve Christie said the bylaw, which was given first reading, is all about providing more enforcement options. “I think it just gives teeth to enforcement for our bylaw and our police service to actually have something to fall back on when they try to enforce things.” The size of the fines for graffiti led to some debate. Council has asked for more information about how those numbers were reached and the rationale, said Christie. The bylaw is expected to come back to council on Sept. 9. In a report to council, police Chief Steve Murray said while various anti-social offences are covered under federal and provincial laws, they are not always the best

Lower speed limit sought From his shop on Lacombe’s main drag Reuben Konnik has seen more than a few traffic mishaps. “I look out the window — I’ve had this business for six years — and I’ve seen far too many near-misses, rearenders, lots of things,” said Konnik, who owns The Culinary and Gift Shoppe at 5017 50th Ave. and serves as a city councillor. “I just want it to be safer,” said Konnik, who said other business owners and customers have also offered their support for lower speeds in the community’s historic core. option. A frequent public complaint is the need to do something about youths roaming the city during early morning hours. Unless caught doing something illegal, there is little police can do. Police have little doubt that some of those wandering about are up to no good because all of those arrested have been young people in connection with a rash of more than 200 vehicle thefts from vehicles over the past two years. Graffiti is another common complaint. Under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the crime is considered at the lower end of

Creating a more walkable, safer core is a goal of the city’s Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan, he added. Konnik put forward a notice of motion this week proposing the speed limit be lowered during main business hours to 30 km/h from 50 km/h along a few blocks running from 53rd Street to Hwy 2A. Lower speed limits would be in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 50 km/h limit would remain after 6 p.m. and on weekends. It will be discussed at the next council meeting on Sept. 9. seriousness and penalties tend to be light. A hefty fine will send a stronger message, police hope. Fighting, swearing and making noise are often booze-fuelled crimes where laying criminal charges ties up police and leads to a lengthy court process. While police will lay Criminal Code charges whenever injury occurs, fines are a better option in many cases. Likewise, loitering and panhandling fines are a simple way to deal with complaints along those lines.


JOB FAIR INCLUDES OPENINGS Looking for a job? The Central Alberta Career and Job Fair comes to the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel (3310 50th Ave) on Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., jobseekers are invited to explore hundreds of job openings, network with more than 80 employers and enter a contest to win a door prize. This is a free event. For more information, visit www. centralalbertajobfair. com.

HEROIC HEART AWARDS People who provide outstanding service to animals through rescue or volunteer services can be nominated for awards until Sept. 30. The Heroic Heart Pet Service Award attempts to shine a light on homeless pets and animal caregivers. Four Heroic Heart award winners will be chosen from nominees across Canada. Winners will each get a $1,000 cheque to support a shelter or rescue project, or cover veterinary bills. Starting on Sunday, people can nominate a pet hero by filling out a ballot and sharing a brief story demonstrating how the nominee has provided outstanding care and compassion to homeless pets. Entries and more details are available at Global Pet Foods stores or at GlobalPetFoods.

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Amanda Meroniuk, 16, gets in close for a look at one of two blooms on a bird of paradise plant in her grandmother’s home in Lacombe. The plant bloomed for the first time last year after Amanda’s grandmother Jan Meroniuk planted it from a bulb. This summer, two of the large blooms have grown on the plant that sits in a north-facing window in the home.


BRIEFS Spartan race spots still open Competitors still have time to sign up for one of the leading obstacle races in the world. For the first time, the Red Deer Spartan Race will take over Heritage Ranch on Sept. 7. About 2,300 athletes have signed up so far for the foot race that features 21 obstacles over a course of 12 to 15 km. Athletes will participate in waves starting at 8 a.m. Participants will receive a medal, T-shirt and a beer at the finish line. Earlier this month, 1,300 adventure seekers participated in the Mud Hero, another first in Red Deer. Register at www.spartanrace. ca.

Alberta Party debate here GIVE US A CALL The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-314-4333.

Two candidates who hope to lead the Alberta Party will be on the hot seat in Red Deer on Tuesday. Party members are invited to meet and question candidates Tory Millington and Greg Clarke at the Black Knight Inn. The meet and greet gets underway at 7 p.m. Former leader Greg Taylor stepped down in September 2012. The new leader will be chosen at the Alberta Party convention on Sept. 21 in Edmonton. For more information visit

Man delays plea in kidnap case An Innisfail man accused of attacking and kidnapping a woman is now not expected to enter pleas until next month. It was expected the 56-year-old man would enter pleas in Edmonton on Friday

but that has now been delayed until at least Sept. 9, when he next appears in court in Vegreville. The man, whose name is being withheld to protect the identify of his alleged victim, was arrested at the CrossIron Mills shopping centre near Balzac on March 28, 2012, by police investigating allegations that a woman had been kidnapped and assaulted. The man, who police say had a failed relationship with the woman, has been held in custody since then on numerous charges laid in Airdrie and Vegreville, including housebreaking, aggravated assault, sexual assault, kidnapping, unlawful confinement and assaulting police. He wants trial by judge and jury in Court of Queen’s Bench.

Eckville spray park on way If the summer holds out long enough, Eckville youngsters may get to try out their new splash park. Construction has started on the park, and it is hoped a few days of fun under the sprinklers can be squeezed in when it is completed in the next four to six weeks, said Camille Box, president of the Eckville Recreation Board. “If we have a good September, hopefully, we can turn the water on,” said Box. It was initially hoped to have the splash park ready by the end of the school year, but a delay in provincial funding and staff turnover at the town office pushed the schedule back. The project marks a successful community-led fundraising effort that saw $35,000 generated through various fundraisers and another $40,000 donated by local businesses, including GTI Petroleum, whose name will go on the centre piece, a water-spewing derrick. The province came through with a $100,000 grant and Lacombe County pitched in $25,000. The town is providing $75,000 through land and in-kind donations. Box said the spray park has been long awaited in the community. “Every person I run into in town every

day asks me when is going to be built,” she said. It will be located in Millennium Park next to the community’s high school. An official ground-breaking ceremony is taking place on Wednesday at noon.

Trek promotes fitness Red Deer Primary Care Network is urging people to get moving for health and fun in a new virtual hike up Mount Everest. The three-month online hike starts on Friday at base camp and ends Dec. 13 at the summit. Participants are urged to take 10,000 or more steps daily to meet or surpass the Dec. 13 goal of achieving 930,000 steps to reach the summit. Participants can use a pedometer to track their steps or convert 1.5 hours of any moderate physical activity to 10,000 steps and then post it to their own individual online map that tracks progress up the mountain. People can participate individually or create teams. To register, check www. For more details call 403-343-9100. Red Deer Primary Care Network is a partnership between Red Deer physicians and Alberta Health Services.

Waterway cleanup on Sept. 8 Help keep Red Deer’s waterways and shoreline clean by lending a hand in the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Sunday, Sept. 8. The cleanup gets underway at 12:30 and wraps up at 4:30 p.m. at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. The event will finish with a barbecue and draw for prizes. There is no need to pre-register. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and to bring gloves. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the national cleanup. For more information, call 403-309-8411 and visit




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Anglican warfare and communion for dogs The German shepherd’s name was Trap- celibate gay bishops. per and he came to St. Peter’s Anglican Meanwhile, leaders in the growing GlobChurch with his owner, a newcomer at the al South churches of Africa and Asia are historic Toronto parish. calling for repentance and doctrinal disciAt the end of the Mass, Trappline. per went forward with everyone During an August 13 address else for Holy Communion. in Monterrey, Welby said he That’s when the vicar, in what sometimes worries that Anglishe later described as a welcans are “drifting back” into a coming gesture, served the dog true civil war of their own. some of the consecrated bread “Not consciously, of course, that Anglicans believe has — in but in an unconscious way that a mysterious manner — become is more dangerous. the body of Jesus Christ. Like a drunk man walking So one parishioner comnear the edge of a cliff, we trip plained to the bishop and, in a and totter and slip and wander, flash, critics online were quoting ever nearer to the edge of the Matthew 7:6 (“Do not give dogs precipice,” he said, in the reTERRY what is holy...”), and the controleased text. MATTINGLY versy -- this story had legs — even “On one side is the steep fall reached BBC with the headline, into an absence of any core be“Canadian priest sorry for giving liefs, a chasm where we lose dog Holy Communion.” touch with God, and thus we rely It seems that strange and draonly on ourselves and our own matic events of this kind happen year after message. year in the global Anglican Communion — “On the other side there is a vast fall into truly one of God’s gifts to headline writers. a ravine of intolerance and cruel exclusion. It appears unlikely this trend will change It is for those who claim all truth, and exanytime soon. clude any who question. Recently, in a burst of candor in Mexico, “When we fall into this place, we lose the current Archbishop of Canterbury har- touch with human beings and create a small kened back to the English Civil War and church, or rather many small churches — quoted sobering advice from Bishop Jer- divided, ineffective in serving the poor, the emy Taylor, who was executed in 1645 by hungry and the suffering, incapable of livthe Puritan parliament. ing with each other, and incomprehensible The Most Rev. Justin Welby noted that to those outside the church.” Taylor warned: “It is unnatural and unreaThe problem? sonable to persecute disagreeing opinions. One bishop’s “core beliefs” are another’s ... Force in matters of opinion can do no cruel dogmas. good, but is very apt to do hurt.” And, according to Episcopal Presiding These are hard words in an era in which Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, ChristiEngland’s shrinking flock of Anglicans anity is entering another 500-year cycle of is still fighting over female bishops and, doctrinal reform similar to that of Martin across the Atlantic, the shrinking flock of Luther. Episcopalians continues to fight over non“The major shifts of focus of these peri-



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odic seismic events are profoundly unsettling to many people, but they seem to be necessary to God’s mission,” she said, in an August 15 address at the national assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, meeting in Pittsburgh. Anger and fear caused by rapid political and cultural changes have caused some members of liberal Protestant flocks to flee, said Jefferts Schori, whose denomination has declined from 3.6 million members in 1965 to 1.9 million in 2011. In the tumultuous past decade, average Sunday attendance has declined nearly 25 percent, to roughly 650,000 Episcopalians. Jefferts Schori’s flock is also aging rapidly, in part because — as she boldly told The New York Times in 2006 — Episcopalians are “better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates” than Catholics and other believers and because they “pay attention to the stewardship of the earth.” While others are seeing signs of peril, she said, progressives must see progress, especially when fighting for gay rights, racial justice and causes central to their faith. “The challenges that both our churches have experienced around issues of inclusion of all human beings in recent years have reminded us that God is always at work — on us, within us and among us,” said Jefferts Schori. “Some have judged our smaller numbers as faithlessness, but it may actually be the Spirit’s way of pruning for greater fruitfulness.”

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Credit government under Harry Strom, upsetting 36 years of Socred rule. 1883 — Andrew M. Armour and Thomas B. Braden publish the first issue of their Calgary Herald, Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser newspaper. The paper was published, edited and typeset from a tiny hand-press in a tent on the banks of the Elbow River. 1527 — John Rut writes the first recorded letter written from Canada to English King Henry VIII from St. John’s, Nfld.





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SULTRY KATHLEEN TURNER DEFERS TO DAUGHTER WHEN IT COMES TO MILEY CYRUS BY NELSON WYATT THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Kathleen Turner, once declared one of Hollywood’s most alluring stars, is pretty categorical when she’s asked what’s sexy. When it comes to Miley Cyrus, however, she defers to her daughter. Turner knows how to steam up a screen. Heck, she even smouldered as a cartoon bunny, using her trademark husky voice to bring life to Jessica Rabbit in 1988’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit? She was declared one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history by Empire magazine in 1995. “Sexy is feeling good about yourself,” she said at a news conference Thursday. She lamented that for years she’s been misquoted on the subject and wanted to set the record straight. “I said when I walk into a room and feel really good about myself, any man who doesn’t look at me is probably gay,” Turner explained to laughter. She added she was only quoted then as saying any man who doesn’t look at her is probably gay. “They left out that when I walk in a room and feel really good about myself — that’s sexy. Sexy is feeling good about yourself. That’s the point. So get it right now, guys, OK?” And Miley Cyrus? She turns the floor over to her daughter Rachel Weiss, a singer in her own right. Cyrus, once known as the squeaky clean teen singer Hannah Montana, blew up the social media world with a raunchy, tongueflapping, buttwaving performance at the MTV Music Video Awards on Sunday night. The Internet was awash with photos of stars with their jaws dropped as they watched the performance with Robin Thicke and it didn’t take long for an avalanche of praising and panning. Weiss was diplomatic. “With regard to Mylie Cyrus’s performance, I think she’s doing


Above: Actress Kathleen Turner, left, laughs during a news conference alongside her daughter Rachel Weiss at the 37th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival in Montreal this week. Turner was to be given a lifetime achievement award by the festival. Right: Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday in New York. the best she can,” said Weiss until Turner jumped in with, “No, but say what you said upstairs.”

tion had been focused on its “blatant sexuality.” She said the issue was more about “the cultural appropriation of the culture she is trying to use as a publicity tool.” “Which is?” interjected Turner. “It’s the cultural appropriation of what’s c a l l e d — KATHLEEN TURNER Ratchet Culture and ...” said Weiss, producing Weiss, with her mother nodding, a broad smile from her mom, who explained that what she had been nodded at her daughter and said to saying in an earlier conversation reporters, “Told ya she knew.” that while it was a very controversial performance, most of the atten- Please see TURNER on Page C8

‘They (reporters) left out that when I walk in a room and feel really good about myself — that’s sexy. Sexy is feeling good about yourself. That’s the point. So get it right now, guys, OK.’


One Direction: This Is Us Two stars (out of four) Rated; G One Direction: This Is Us is movie fan fare as slickly assembled as the manufactured English/Irish singing group itself. But the members of the quintet — likable-seeming fellows tamping down evidence of manhood in the service of keeping things sweet with young fans — hardly seem to be chafing under the demands of being adored. This 3D lovefest, a documentary in name only, is essentially inside baseball, boy band style. It’s a full-on positive devotion to singers Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) plays it straight and stays out of the picture — no subjecting himself to 30 days of listening only to Live While We’re Young to determine what damage it does to his system. Corporation-baiting Spurlock, who seems to have undergone some sort of


Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Liam Payne arrive at the U.K. premiere of One Direction: This Is Us : no surprises, no insights. procedure that has drained the cynicism from his body, marshals a 3D film crew to give equal time to concert stages and backstage antics as 1D heads out on a monster tour. The singers happily doff their shirts and flash their tattoos, acting like cutups when they’re not being serious and thanking their fans. Two go fishing and then they all sit around a campfire talking about how happy they are. There’s a retelling of the 1D origins story: how the earnest lads with humble beginnings were first put together by pop puppet-master Simon Cowell in 2010, a stroke of (oh, go on and say

it, Simon) genius from the also-rans on British TV show X Factor. They represent a global British invasion on a massive scale, although its participants are hardly aware of the world outside their tour bus windows. One band member admits he was surprised at how cold Japan was. He thought it was next door to Australia. The voices behind monster-selling hits like What Makes You Beautiful and Best Song Ever belong to personable guys who earnestly hammer home the message that they are nothing without the screaming, mostly female hoards they gleefully incite to hormonal hysteria just by stepping to a window.

They love music, horsing around and especially their families. We see Malik’s teary mum struggle to find words to thank him as his family gets the keys to the house he’s purchased for them. On the whole, their parents appear overwhelmed by their sons’ success, some voicing regret over the time they’ve lost with the teens who left for stardom two years before. It’s lucky for 1D and their folks that this movie came along. They get a day or two at home out of it for cinematic purposes.

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Building long-term relationships COMMITMENT PHOBES, STALKERS, TRUE LOVE AND FLINGS: TV BINGING FULL OF OLD FLAMES AND HOOKUPS BY LEANNE ITALIE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It’s predictable and relaxing. She’s in that phase, she said, “where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other’s sentences.” And that’s just her relationship with Law & Order, plus spinoffs. She remains on the hunt for an actual boyfriend. Edinger, who’s pursuing a business degree in New York while working in public relations, is a binge TV watcher extraordinaire. She looks at nothing but L&O, despite having dipped in and out of the franchise in real time over the years. For some like Edinger, binging on TV shows and movies feels a whole lot like dating. While Edinger is happy and content in her crime-fighting bubble, others know they should break up but can’t imagine committing to new loves, especially those that might have too many seasons to fit into a weekend fling. I’m talking to you Dexter and Breaking Bad. Then there’s the bitterness. Over spoilers. Or lack of, um, climax. “I knocked off The Sopranos in a weekend but c’mon, give me an ending,” laments 48-year-old Larry DeGaris in Indianapolis. “I was a late adopter and I got burned on that. I don’t have to like the ending. Just give me an ending. Wrap it up.” Tony Soprano and family, for the record, left our world — amid mass dissatisfaction — in a diner booth with Don’t Stop Believing playing out as the screen abruptly went black. “Really the analogy is sex. You want to reach a climax,” laughed DeGaris, who teaches marketing at the University of Indianapolis and is between girlfriends at the moment. “In marketing we use relationships as metaphor,” he said. “It’s actually a good one. I have a relationship with this show. Where are we going with it?” Olivia Piacentini, 25, is in Pittsburgh, studying to become a physician’s assistant. She spends hours on her schoolwork and has no time for a man. But as a TV binger, she gets around. “There are times it’s there for me when people aren’t,” giggled Piacen-

Dave Chappelle walks off stage at comedy show amid heckling BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn. — Both supporters and critics of Dave Chappelle flooded social media sites with comments on Friday, after he was heckled at a show in Connecticut and refused to perform his set. The comedian was the headliner on Thursday night at the Funny or Die Presents The Oddball Comedy & Cu-

tini of her matchmaker, Netflix. Her first love? “It was Grey’s Anatomy. I had already watched it once and then going through school, I’m like, ‘Wow, now I actually understand what they’re saying on the show.’ ” When she caught up with all nine seasons, she started over again. She serial dates Season 4. “It does kind of feel like a relationship where maybe you don’t want it to end and move on to something new,” Photos by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bryan Cranston as Walter White in a scene from Breaking Bad (above). More people are binge watching their favourite shows thanks to video streaming and On Demand services like Netflix (left). For some, binging on TV shows and movies feels a whole lot like dating.

Piacentini said by telephone. “Maybe it’s a bad relationship sometimes because you know you should move on but you don’t. You stick with what’s comfortable and then everybody else is talking about a new show and they think it’s great but you’re not sure if you want to jump onto something new.” Among her unfulfilled suitors: Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black and New Girl. “I know that I should move on. I know that I’d enjoy them,” Piacentini said. Todd Yellin, vice-president of product innovation at Netflix, pushes content suggestions at folks like Piacentini for a living in the form of customer suggestions using algorithms not unlike those used by dating sites. “We are trying to create matches, just like they are. And we also want to create love, just like they do,” said Yellin, in the San Francisco Bay Area. “That’s our version of marriage, when they get really hooked on a great TV show on Netflix.”

Yellin sees two types of power watchers among the company’s more than 36 million members in 40 countries: “The monogamous and the polygamous.” The latter can juggle their dance cards and be happy. He explains the former in these terms: “There are definitely folks who say, ‘I’m not watching another show until I’ve watched Breaking Bad from beginning to end,’ but then even in their monogamy they like to be titillated and spread it out sometimes. They say, ‘I don’t want to do it three times in a night. I want to do it once a night.’ ” Bingers in stalking mode, where one show is watched all at once, amount to less than one per cent of the company’s customer base, he said. An episode or two a day is more common and feels more like a stable relationship to Netflix, Yellin said. “We’re not looking for a one night stand. We’re looking for a longer-term relationship,” he said. Dr. Laura Berman, a sex and relationship therapist in Chicago, binged

for the first time recently while stuck in an airport for six hours. “I lost my virginity to House of Cards,” she said. Berman sees similarities with dating behaviour that point to the pleasure centres of the brain. “I don’t know whether there’s been evidence of this,” she said, “but when you’re in a brand new relationship, with a real human, that is, they have documented that the dopamine centres of the brain, those sort of addiction centres of the brain, are actually firing like crazy, which is why you feel almost addicted to your new love and why when you break up, especially during that phase, it’s so unbelievably heartbreaking and feels like withdrawal almost.” Andrew Park, 24 and single in Los Angeles, won’t be breaking up any time soon with Golden Girls and Sex in the City. He said he waits until he can watch multiple seasons of a show on streaming sites for long, fulfilling stretches that last several days and nights. He buys box sets to make it even easier to hook up with old flames. “I start at the beginning and watch episodes back-to-back, but when I near the finish I pop in the first DVD and start over,” Park said. “I can’t bear to watch the last episodes,” he said of those two reliable favourites. “It’s comforting to hear the voices of my favourite girls.”

riosity Festival, which is touring the United States and also features Flight of the Conchords and several other comedians. Fans said Chappelle came out and told a few jokes but stopped because of the heckling. Video posted online shows Chappelle over the next 25 or so minutes sitting on a stool on stage responding to the hecklers, joking about the situation and even reading the first few sentences of an audience member’s book. He was booed as he walked off the stage of the Comcast Theatre, and some fans demanded their money back. Chappelle has had trouble with hecklers in the past, including in June when they interrupted his show in Knoxville, Tenn. It’s also not the first time he has stopped performing his routine because of an unruly crowd. In Florida in 2011, he stopped performing at a char-

ity event — checking his text messages and counting down the minutes onstage. He told a radio interviewer that in a performance in Oakland, Calif., he once lay on the stage for 10 minutes. Chappelle on Thursday night blamed the hecklers for ruining the Hartford show. He noted his contract mandated that he be on stage for 25 minutes. “I don’t know what I’m supposed to say for 25 minutes,” he said. Later on, he said he didn’t blame himself for the situation, which was described as awkward by several fans. “Hey man, I wanted to do a better show, too,” he said, apparently responding to a person in the audience. “It wasn’t my fault. Quite noisy in here.” Chappelle called his experience a nightmare and joked he was going back to television, “where it’s safe.” “I like some of you. I hate some of you,” he said just before leaving the

stage and being booed. “I forgive some of you but I don’t forgive all of you. You guys have totally ruined my chances for running for Congress or something. ... Thank you. Good night.” Representatives for Chappelle and the festival didn’t return messages Friday. There also were many people in the crowd who yelled words of support to Chappelle. Comments on Twitter and other sites ranged from criticizing the Hartford crowd to bashing Chappelle for not being able to handle the hecklers. Chappelle has been making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival since famously walking away from his hit Comedy Central series, Chappelle’s Show, and a $50-million deal in 2005. He took respite in South Africa for a time and largely dropped off the comedy circuit.


1D: Fans will giggle with delight This Is Us will have 1D fans giggling with delight as they watch their idols performing close up and (squee!) in 3D. They’ll adore this devotional piece that shows the crew onstage and off as jolly, self-described “edgy” pranksters who consider themselves rubbish dancers but just love to sing. They also like to dress up and walk among their subjects in disguise. Stick around for the credits. Anything relating to males aged 19 to 21 is kept well hidden, although there are hints of something simmering in Styles, who has a smouldering Mick Jagger-circa-1965 vibe about him. There’s no mention of girlfriends, despite the recent announcement that Malik is engaged to fellow X Factor musical creation, Perrie Edwards of Little Mix. The only bad behaviour surfaces as brattiness amid authority-challenging hijinks, like refusing to quit racing golf carts backstage (echoes of The Monkees). While the 1D crew makes grateful noises about their success, they also aren’t shy about discussing — in abstract of course — the often-temporary nature of pop celebrity. The fickleness of teen idolatry may be more present than they know; 1D was booed at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, the same show where onetime Disney sweetheart and manufactured pop princess Miley Cyrus, now 20, transformed herself into a twerking, tongue-flicking aggressor who would have scared the purple pants off her kiddie idol persona, Hannah Montana. Linda Barnard is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.

TURNER: Being honoured “It’s appalling that a very rich white girl is hijacking, yes?” added Turner. “Yes, but I don’t think it’s actually any of her decision making,” interjected Weiss, giggling. “Oh?” said Turner with a frown. “That’s a shame.” “I think she is doing what pretty much most of popular culture is doing right now which is relying upon more of a publicity stunt than performance,” said Weiss. “It’s more about entertainment value. “Everybody that is involved in contemporary or popular culture and the music scene has a massive amount of talent. I don’t think it is usually used to its fullest and I think a lot of the people are doing things not for the art of making music or performing in a certain way but doing it for the effect of their name in a paper or their image on the Internet.” Turner and her daughter were together at a news conference at the Montreal World Film Festival, where Turner was to be honoured with a tribute Friday night. Her daughter is also going to sing a song in her honour. Turner, who debuted in a TV daytime soap in 1977, grabbed attention with her first film in 1981 as the ruthless Matty Walker in the erotic thriller Body Heat. She recalled she had no film experience and was actually denied an audition at first because of that. But she later wowed director Lawrence Kasdan when another casting director had her read a scene for him. “There was great quiet and then Larry said, ‘I never thought I would hear that out loud as I hear it in my head.”’ She has been in a number of hit movies including Romancing the Stone with Michael Douglas in 1984 and Peggy Sue Got Married in 1986, which got her an Oscar nomination. While she said she has fond memories of most of her films, she described Peggy Sue as one of her favourites.

“Everything about it to me has a bit of magic to it,” she said. “I think it might be my favourite.” She has also been active in theatre both on- and off-Broadway and has been nominated for a Tony Award twice, for her role as Maggie in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof in 1990 and Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 2005. Turner, who is also known for her political activism with various social causes such as women’s rights, laughed when she was asked if she thought she was too young for a tribute. “It crossed my mind,” the 59-year-old added, pointing out she is still working. “Body Heat was 31 years ago now so I think enough time has passed that it’s possible to look back instead of being in the middle of it. So, yes, I can accept gratefully such an honour though I expect to earn it again.”








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DESIGN It’s clear that a huge section of Canadian consumers remain unsure about how best to plan home renovations. We have learned this from TV audiences, at book signings and it comes courtesy of the folk we meet across the country. And that drives us crazy, because we believe everyone should have a beautiful home. Scanning the virtual mailbag that arrives at our website, we see that, even though Canada’s housing market is strong (much stronger, in fact, than in any other country where our shows broadcast) there’s an unstinting ambition to remain sensible. And a similarly unstinting ambition to avoid over-stretching. This cautious approach, as we see it, helps maintain Canada’s economy. In the U.S., conversely, where the sub-prime crisis and an oftentimes reckless “spend, spend, spend” attitude combine, the economy has suffered periods of abject freefall. To say the very least. All things considered — and no matter geography — consumers, for the most part, have budgetary constraints. This observed, it doesn’t mean your dream home can’t be a reality. When we bought our first apartment 20 years past in a Glasgow building prophetically named Canada Court (at that stage, we had no idea our path would lead to Toronto), we remodelled the 450-squarefoot space for a meagre 1,200 bucks. Scavenging dumpsters and plundering ads in Glasgow’s The Evening Times, we bagged a sofa, chairs and a dining set, which we lovingly re-upholstered over the course of a long weekend. Skilfully set in front of sixfoot by eight-foot mirror sections (procured after careful bartering with contractors who were gutting a local Wimpy fast-food branch) our new look came alive. Jump forward 18 months and we sold the $43,000 tiny fixer-upper for the best part of ninety grand. Yup, even after costs, we still doubled our dosh and began the ascent upon our own property ladder using the same principal each time: buy

the worst house in the best street. It really is that simple.

Where to start First things first — renovate your thinking and your attitude. Affordable style isn’t about being cheap and cutting corners, it’s about planning a realistic strategy and sticking to it. Create a mood board and fill with fabric swatches, potential paint colours and magazine tears of items and finishes that catch your eye. Next, we advise analyzing functional requirements. Do you have adequate storage? Is your project room dark? Will there be enough seating? Function addressed, it’s time to look at items you already own. Might your timber floor need little more than a light sanding to bring it back to life? Could an otherwise decrepit sideboard be reborn with a change of colour and some new handles?

Assess budget To the rear of every fantasy reno hovers a gloomy malevolence: the harsh reality of realistic spend. But don’t completely bottle out. Imagine, for example, hanging white timber shutters to create a dreamy Cape Cod aesthetic. Expensive? Sure. But there is an alternative: white timber Venetians set within a sharply tailored rebate can be similarly lovely. Think outside the box.

Sell, sell, sell! Consider augmenting funds by despatching that which you no longer need. Online auctions, or good old-fashioned yard sales, can significantly bolster available funds. We’re currently remodelling our cottage and, via classified ads, have thus far raised nearly $2,000. And with loads still to shift, our slush fund is rising.

Practical issues Just how much will rewiring or wallpaper-hanging cost? And how about laying carpet? Quote search for the best price and, where possible, seek recommendations from friends or family. This done, hit the stores, browse catalogues and scan the Internet to research — and price compare — everything.

Splash out on visible spend Items like flooring, custom cabinetry and classicallystyled furniture will adequately endure across various seasonal or annual adjustments. And if these pieces look expensive, you can scrimp on other aspects. An Armani jacket may be significant enough to add “riches” to a Joe Fresh basic black skirt if dressed correctly.

Other considerations Set aside a contingency — around 10 to 15 per cent of your budget should take care of unexpected expenses.

And avoid impulse buys; stay on message when visiting favourite stores and factor in costs like local taxes or delivery charges. Also, think about costs for tools and equipment — painting is lowcost but don’t forget the cost of brushes, rollers and even dust sheets.

Ways to do more for less DIY(P) — do it yourself (properly): Do what you can, but don’t be a “have-a-go hero” if you’re not up to the task. If DIY is not your thing, then try DFY — done for you. Aye, call in the professionals. Use what you’ve got: Raid the basement, retrieve Granny’s old dresser drawers and go facelift crazy: paint and new handles will work wonders. Reach for the sewing machine and create covers for a dated sofa. Or drill holes and add shelves to a derelict armoire to create a media centre for your TV and DVD. Trade skills: OK, so you’re handy with a sewing machine but know nothing about electrics. So how are you gonna fix your terrible kitchen lighting? Hold it — your next-door neighbour is an electrician, right? Why not offer to whip up some drapery in exchange for a power jolt where you need it most? Yup, think about swapping skills with friends, family and neighbours as a way of “paying” for home improvements. Shop second-hand: Previously owned doesn’t mean secondbest, so cast your net round

charity stores, online auctions and salvage yards for fabulous bargains. But invest in classic pieces that are solid enough to stand the test of time. One of our favourite retail secrets is A Changing Nest on Annette St. in Toronto. Part consignment store, part second-hand furniture trove, it’s an utter joy. Visit www.achangingnest. com for inspiration. Search out ‘scratch and dent’: Ask in shops like Sears, the Bay and Ikea about discounts on scratched and dented items, customer returns or even last season’s stock. Some department stores have dedicated clearance centres so it’s worth scouting around. Off-the-shelf and personalized: When designing, adaptation can be fun. Buy offthe-shelf picture frames but choose brightly toned card mount to personalize. Jazz up store-bought curtains by sewing in linings to provide extra weight, or sew trim onto plain cushions to add individual flair. Whatever you do, and however you stage your master plan, slow down. By all means dream about your stylish new existence today — but don’t get cracking until tomorrow. The best design, after all, is that which evolves after careful planning. You know it makes sense! Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan are the hosts of HGTV’s Colin & Justin’s Home Heist and the authors of Colin & Justin’s Home Heist Style Guide, published by Penguin Group (Canada). Follow them on Twitter @colinjustin or on Facebook (ColinandJustin). Contact them through their website

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Question: How do I get rid of condensation under the vapour barrier of the fibreglass insulation in my basement walls? The basement is dry, so I’m puzzled. A n s w e r : Your situation is typical with basements that include hollow wall frames and batt insulation, it’s just that most homeowners never get to see it. I believe that condensation regularly happens behind finished baseSTEVE ment walls, and MAXWELL that’s not a good thing. Insulating with rigid foam instead of a hollow wall frame eliminates the basement condensation hazard, but few builders take the trouble to learn and implement this superior approach. At your stage, there’s nothing easy that can be done to prevent future appearances of condensation with the situation you’ve got. If your basement is free of liquid water leaks, then the issue probably won’t have dire consequences. Other than tear down the walls and replacing them with spray foam or rigid foam, there’s no option other than to apply drywall and hope for the best. Some people recommend removing the vapour barrier when situations like yours happen, but this is asking for trouble during winter, when exterior walls get cold enough to trigger condensation within wall cavities.

¼-inch longer when pulled out of the shade into the sun. This thermal expansion is what causes the wavy eyesore. Selecting white fascia reduces this effect, though it won’t get rid of it completely. For that, be sure to choose a hot day for installation, and nail the fascia down as little as possible, avoiding all nails in the front face. Drill oversized holes along the bottom edge of the fascia, and secure it with nails. Hammer the nails just tightly enough to hold up the fascia and it will be free to expand and contract with changes in temperature, all without the kind of buckling so often seen on hot days.

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Smooth fascia installation Question: How can I prevent the aluminum fascia on my new house from going wavy and distorted? My builder tells me that aluminum contracts and expands and there’s nothing that can be done. Answer: Fascia is the vertical edge around the perimeter of a roof, and aluminum is often used to cover it. This is a durable, attractive and maintenance-free option, but it will buckle in hot weather if it’s not installed properly. Dark colours are especially bad. In measurements I’ve taken, a 12-foot length of brown fascia got almost

Question: Can I fix my leaky ceramic shower stall? Water’s showing up on the ceiling of the floor below. Can I seal the shower floor, or do I need to replace it with new concrete? Answer: Actually, neither way is the best approach. If water’s getting to the ceiling below, then there’s probably structural issues to deal with. And even if there aren’t, sealing just isn’t going to keep water back. And while you could reconstruct the shower floor in the traditional way, with mortar bed base, you’ll get more durable results more easily with a ready-made synthetic shower base that’s made to take tile. The best I’ve seen is a product called Kerdi-Shower-ST. It’s a preformed but customizable shower base made from rigid foam by a company called Schluter (; 888.667.2410). You can find it at most home-improvement outlets. You can cut the pan parts to fit using a handsaw, then install the pieces. They’re made to slope for drainage. Despite the fact that this product is made of foam, it’s ideal as a base for ceramic tiles. If you do decide to gut your entire shower and start from scratch, the Kerdi-Shower-ST is designed to work in conjunction with related components for building the waterproof walls of a shower. Steve Maxwell, syndicated home improvement and woodworking columnist, has shared his DIY tips, how-to videos and product reviews since 1988. Send questions to

The portable bedroom With young people laps the medium blue. heading off to college While the paint is still or setting up home for wet, pull a dry brush a first job, comes the through all the bands challenge of of colour to furnishing a blend. rented space Let the that will carry ombre sky them through dry overthe next few night. years in relaFor the tive comfort. skyline silThe imporhouette, photant choices tocopy or centre around draw the dea bed, a desk sign, trace it and kitchen onto a large necessities. sheet of MyStyle isn’t lar and cut a first priorout the skyity but it can line with a DEBBIE be slipped insharp knife. TRAVIS to the mix. The stenHere are cil will sit some ideas along the top that fit any of the headbudget and board with are easy to the skyline move around from year cut out along the botto year. tom of the Mylar. You can create a perStick the stencil in sonalized headboard position with stencil that will have lasting adhesive. appeal easily with a Apply black paint little paint and some with a roller below the imagination. stencil cutout. Old headboards can Remove the stencil be found at yard sales carefully and let dry. and second-hand shops. For additional effect Or build your own from stamp a few stars and plywood and a simple a sliver of moon high in frame. the sky. All that’s required Finish with two coats is a flat surface onto of varnish for sheen and which to make a com- protection. pelling vista. For other furniture For those traveling pieces think about comfar from home, a silhou- bining roles to get optiette of a familiar land- mum use. scape is a fun way to A storage trunk for stay connected. clothing can double as For the headboard seating placed in the shown here, we painted bedroom or living room. an evening sky as the Give it a coat of paint backdrop for the skyline. The effect, called ombre, is created by graduating three shades of paint from dark to light. The basecoat is a very pale blue. Once dry, apply a strip of dark blue along the top, then medium blue in the middle that slightly overlaps the dark blue, and finish with a band of white that slightly over-



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FITCH George “Earl” George “Earl” Fitch passed away peacefully at home on August 29, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born on August 16,1931 in Red Deer, Alberta. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Ruby Fitch; his son Garth (Tara) Fitch; his daughter Winnie (Mike) Van Grondelle; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; his brother Victor (Gem); two sisters, Edith and Alice and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his brotherin-law Clarence Wombold and his parents, George and Madge. A Funeral service for Earl will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Monday, September 2, 2 0 1 3 a t 1 : 0 0 P. M . w i t h Interment in the Sylvan Lake Cemetery. SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151

In Memoriam PAUL ZEREBECKI December 2nd, 1970 - August 31st, 2012 To my beloved husband and our amazing dad. We miss you so much. It has been a long, tough year without you here with us. Who could ever of imagined us having to go through our lives without you? We miss you taking care of us, of being with us, of loving us. You loved us so completely and unequivocally. No one was luckier. You lived your life with complete joy everyday, you were just as enamored with us as we were with you. You never woke up on the wrong side of the bed, always waking up with an excitement to get on with your day. Your happiest times were hanging out with me, Will and Ella. The same goes for us. I’m glad you were so happy with your life, it brings me a little bit of comfort. So many things define the man you had become. Your big booming voice, your loud laughter, your signature “whistle” at the hockey rink, your larger than life personality. I never met a person who didn’t fall in love with you. You had such a childlike curiosity about you. You were interested in all things and all people, such a wonderful quality to have. You were so generous with your time, always willing to lend a hand. You are the most selfless person I have ever met, always putting me and the kids needs before your own. How did we get so lucky? Will and Ella brought Paul such complete fulfillment. If he had a choice of heading out for a drink or hanging out with his kids, he would chose his kids every time. He thought they were the most amazing creatures. He would spend hours asking them silly questions, trying to figure them out. He was always surprised by them and they never did what he expected. I will never forget after they were born, he bent down and said, “thank you”. My absolute pleasure. There are some songs that have come to mean so much to me. “I Will Wait” by Mumford and Sons, “This is What it feels Like” by Armin van Buuren and “Home” by Dierks Bentley. They remind me so much of Paul. Also, every time I hear our song “Jet Lag” by Simple Plan, I do smile. Paul loved music so much, it would help him pass time while traveling, and when he was cleaning the house. lol. We would always share music and downloads with each other. The kids are constantly saying “Dad would love this song.” Yes he would. There are no words to describe this past year. Paul and I always said we would protect our kids from anything and everything. He already had plans for when they grew up and were teenagers. He was going to dress in black and do some recon on them, following them from place to place with binoculars. He wanted to protect him from the evils of the world. To keep them safe. But because they are still young, there was nothing that a hug and a kiss from dad, couldn’t solve. But we could not have predicted this, we did not plan for this. There is no fairness in this, no sense whatsoever. I would not trade a moment of time spent with you, even if it meant not having the intense pain of losing you. You are our whole world and you knew it. Thank God. Thank you for making everyday with you an adventure, for making us feel so cherished, protected and loved. We will carry that with us through our lives. I would like to say thank you to Trican Well Services. Paul worked as an Instrumentation Technologist for Trican, until his untimely death. He started out working in Red Deer, and loved his time spent there. He then decided to work internationally with the company, spending most of his career in Russia. He was with Trican for 10 years. Paul had the most amazing adventures with the company and appreciated his good fortune. He loved all his great “buddies” so much, I know you guys miss him too. Thank you for all the support the Calgary head office has given me. You have been incredible to me and the kids, and I will never forget it. Your generosity and compassion has been heartfelt, and I appreciate all the wonderful things you have done for us. Paul would be so touched by all the kindness shown to us. Thank you. Trista, Will and Ella Zerebecki

CARLSON Donald Eric 1952 - 2013 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Donald Eric Carlson of Red Deer AB on August 25, 2013. Donnie was born April 27, 1952 in Prince Rupert, BC and grew up in Calgary, AB. After living in Rainbow Lake, Strathmore and Medicine Hat he moved his family to Red Deer in 1986 and worked throughout the province in the oil and gas industry. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Linda; his sons, Daniel and Christopher, daughter-in-law Elizabeth and the light of his l i f e , h i s g r a n d d a u g h t e r, Emahlie; Donnie will also be remembered by his father, Jack (Silvia) Carlson; his brother Tony (Diana) Carlson; h i s u n c l e Ti n y C a r l s o n ; father-in-law, Don Huntley; brother-in-law, Allan (Sandy) Huntley; sisters-in-law, Pam (Greg) Butler and Heather (Neil) Lyseng as well as his extended family and friends. The family would like to thank Red Deer Regional Hospital ICU for their kindness and compassion. We would also like to express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Cindy of Unit 23 for her tenderness and care. The family would like to extend an open invitation to join them in the celebration of Donnie’s life on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Westerner Park “Chalet”, 4847A - 19th Street, Red Deer AB. Please come and share your memories. Memorial donations may be made in Donnie’s name to a charity of your choosing. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040 1.800.481.7421.

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GAGNE Christina Maria Christina Maria Gagne, age 37, passed away suddenly on August 20, 2013. She was born January 24, 1976 in Thunder Bay, ON. Christina will be remembered for her vivacious energy, magnetism and enthusiasm, loving heart and razor sharp wit and intelligence. Christina was one of those rare people in the world who had a deep and profound, positive impact on anyone who met her. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, followed by her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, all while being a full time mom and a full time advocate for victims of domestic violence at the Outreach Centre (Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society). Helping victims of domestic violence became her career passion, where she excelled as a therapist at the Outreach Centre, advocating for and creating several new programs and initiatives. Her passion and drive was recognized in 2012 when she was nominated by her peers and awarded the Front Line Service Provider Award through the Domestic Relationship Violence Initiative Committee (DRVIC). Her passion for her career was only exceeded by the love for her friends and family, having recently married her husband and soulmate, Drew Towers, with a dream wedding in the Rocky Mountains. She would swell with pride when she told people that her daughter Michaela (18) had graduated high school and was accepted to College, or that her son Gavin (13) had made the honour roll for another year, or that her daughter Gabriella (3) could count in three languages. She is survived by Drew, Michaela, Gavin and Gabriella; as well as her parents, Mike and Elfie Gagne in Inuvik, NWT; brother, Steven (Shannon); and the two people who had a special place in her heart, Oma Maria Walser and Aunt Maria Walser in Thunder Bay, ON. She will be missed dearly by numerous other friends and extended families, Towers, Gagne and Walser. As no service will be held, memorial donations may be made to fund a legacy project at the Outreach Centre (Central Alberta Women’s Outreach Society), 4101 - 54 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 7G3. Phone: 403-347-2480 Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.



MORRIS Shirley Yvonne 1933 - 2013 It is with deep sorrow and regret that the family of “Shirl” announce her passing in Red Deer, Alberta on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the age of 80 years. Shirley was born June 8, 1933 in Fillmore, Saskatchewan to parents Linus and Lucy Mackay and was united in marriage to “Bob” on October 17, 1959. Shirley was known for her great sense of humour and quick wit! She cared deeply for her family and rarely complained, fighting her cancer with valor and grit. Left to mourn her loss and cherish beautiful memories are her c h i l d r e n , d a u g h t e r, J o d y (Michael) De Zutter and their children, Kelsey and Joshua, son Rod and his children, Paul and Bailey and daughter, Elizabeth (Dan) Soley and their children, Chase and Taylor; as well as her partner and best friend, Vern Olsen. Shirley was predeceased by her parents and her loving husband. In lieu of floral tributes, donations in Shirley’s memory may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, #101, 6751-52 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4K8. “Her weary hours and days of pain, her troubled nights are past. And in our aching hearts we know she has found sweet rest at last.” As requested by Shirley, a private family memorial took place at Tees Cemetery on August 29, 2013. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Cremation and arrangements in care of Gordon R. Mathers, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040



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SMITH Janis Lynn 1958 - 2013 It is with heavy hearts that the family of Janis Smith announce her passing on Monday, August 26, 2013 after her courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 55 years. Janis was born April 24, 1958 in Lanigan, Saskatchewan to Norman and Gerd Gellner, the first of four children. She grew up in Swift Current, Saskatchewan before moving to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan and the Kelsey Technical Institute, graduating as a lab and X-ray technician. In 1978, residing in Swift Current, Janis and James Robertson were married and welcomed two beautiful daughters, Jodi in 1981 and Jaime in 1982. In 1987, they moved to Red Deer where Janis worked for CAMIS for 25 years as an X-Ray and later, bone densitometry technician. In 2005, Janis married her soul mate, Don Smith. Janis enjoyed life to the fullest. Skiing, curling, camping, golfing and travel were some of her favorite interests. However, time with family and friends, especially her much loved grandchildren, were her priority. Janis faced her cancer with the same dignity and grace she lived every day. Admired for her caring, unselfish nature, she was a special wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend loved deeply and will be mourned by many. Janis was predeceased by her mother, Gerd Gellner. She is survived by her beloved husband, Don Smith; her daughters, Jodi (Cameron) Steele, Jaime (Brad) Robertson of Kamloops; Don’s sons, Ellery (Shyla) Smith, Colin (Jaclyn) Smith and her grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Hailey, Torri, Maya and Aspen. She is also survived by her father, Norm (Vonda) Gellner of Blind Bay, BC; her sisters, Debbie (Norm) Belyk of Saskatoon, SK, Patsy (Kent) Walker of Medicine Hat, AB and her brother Brett (Jeanette) Gellner of Calgary, AB. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr. Mandy Hyde, the Tom Baker Centre, Red Deer Home Care and the Red Deer Regional Hospital, especially the staff of Unit 32, for the exceptional care Janis received. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church, 4718 50th Street on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Reverend Wayne Reid officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Ronald McDonald House or the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Rhian Solecki, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040


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Card Of Thanks OBORNE We wish to thank our family, relatives, and friends for making our 50th anniversary such a special occasion by their attendance, phone calls, cards and good wishes. We treasure the memories. Boyd and Edna

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ASHLEY & FRIENDS PLAYSCHOOL Accepting Fall Registrations 3-5 yr. olds. Limited Space avail. 403-343-7420


Learn to foxtrot, polka, two-step, waltz & more! $35/person. Tuesdays Sept. 24th - Oct. 29th To register call Town and Country Dance Club 403-728-3333 or 391-3016


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F/T live in child caregiver for a 3 yr old toddler, in Red Deer. $10.11/hr., 44 hrs/wk,less room & board. email Rommel or Jann at

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This role requires a combination of strong technical, business and leadership skills in leading a multi-disciplinary team of well service rigs, personnel, contractors, and support staff to deliver superior operating results. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with 5 to 7 years practical well service field experience.


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SALSA 4 weeks $40 p/p. Starts Sun Sept 8th 6pm. 403-396-2821

Shotokan Karate Club We are a non-profit organization and have been teaching Traditional Shotokan Karate in Red Deer for over 20 yrs. We are now taking registration for beginner and advance classes for ages 3 and older. Class times run Mon. Sat. Call 403-347-0646 website:


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F/T live in child caregiver for 2 kids, 8 & 5 yrs. old, in Red Deer. $10.11/hr., 44 hrs/wk, less $300 room & board. email Jeannie at


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51 YR. old, very active fit N/S Christian M. wishes to meet F. 45-60. Reply to Box DARK orange M, cat lost in 1055, c/o R. D. Advocate, Johnstone, between Jewel 2950 Bremner Ave., Red and Jude, very scared, Deer, AB T4R 1M9 403-896-8011 782-2765 SENIOR M. wishes to meet Classifieds...costs so little attractive, active, senior F. for companionship. Reply Saves you so much! to Box 1056, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner LOST BICHON SHITZU! Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Could have been picked up from along hwy 2, NE of Linn Valley. Went missing the morning of the 22nd. Personals Kira is black and white, 15 lbs, has a tattoo in her ALCOHOLICS ear, very friendly & med. ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650 length hair. If anyone sees her or has her COCAINE ANONYMOUS please please call 403-304-1207 (Pager) 403-357-9748 or 403-391-3221. R U A BRAT She has a medical condition that needs attention and we’re offering a huge reward.


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Approved Home Program Catholic Social Services are offering a rewarding opportunity with the Approved Home Program supporting an adult female with developmental disabilities and mental health. As an Approved Home proprietor you will provide ongoing training and daily structure in a positive supportive home environment with no children. The successful candidate will benefit from experience with mental health disorders as well as implementing creative approaches for elevating internal stressor / anxiety.

CLASSIFIEDS LABOUR DAY HOLIDAY Hours & Deadlines OFFICE & PHONES CLOSED Monday September 2, 2013 Red Deer Advocate Publication dates: SAT. AUGUST 31 TUES. SEPTEMBER 3 Deadline is: Fri. August 30, 5 p.m. Red Deer Life Sunday Publication date: SUN. SEPTEMBER 1 Deadline is: Fri. August 30 - NOON Central AB Life Publication date: THURS. SEPTEMBER 5 Deadline is: Fri. August 30, 5 p.m.

The individual has a community support person for 6 hours per week as well as 4 days Respite care out of the home per month. The individual will pay Room & Board. Part of the hiring process demands proof of a current Criminal Record check prior to starting the position. Catholic Social Services will facilitate an orientation session to the Approved Home Program and provide on-going monthly training and support as well. The monthly remuneration for the successful candidate is $2274.00. Respite funding is separate from the monthly remuneration. Interested applicants please contact Catholic Social Services @ 403 347 8844 ext. 2917




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LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT Johnston Ming Manning LLP has a full time Litigation Legal Assistant position. This position requires someone who displays a team player outlook, effective communication skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a law firm, and a minimum of 3 years experience working as a Litigation Legal Assistant. We offer a great working environment, benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth.

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Contract Production Operator Longview Oil Corp. is a Junior Oil Corporation with properties located in Alberta/ Saskatchewan. The Company’s head office is located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

If you are detail oriented, learn quickly and enjoy A fast paced environment Please apply in person to: Connie at Vital Registry Services, 5406 43 St. Red Deer.

Longview Oil Corp. is currently seeking a permanent full time contract operator to work in the Estevan area. The successful candidate will work closely with the Production Foreman/ Superintendent and Production Engineer to optimize oil production and minimize the cost of operations as well as adhere to our Health and Safety Program. This position reports directly to the Production Foreman.

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A position for an RNor LPN is avail. for one day a week (Wed.) We offer a friendly working environment and staff. Please bring your resume to 215-5201-43rd St. Red Deer or fax to 403- 341-3599 EXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED for busy pediatric clinic. Approx. 35 hrs/wk. Email resume to:


DIVISION NO. 73 invites applications for a Licensed Practical Nurse at Horizon School for special needs in Olds (Grades K-12), during the 2013-2014 school year. The successful candidate will provide nursing support to students, liaise with teachers, families and medical professionals as well as assisting in the delivery of health-based programs. This position will require the successful candidate to be able to do heavy lifting (over 100 lbs.). Preference will be given to individuals who have knowledge and experience working with children/youth. Applicants are required to hold current registration with CLPNA and CPR certification. Pay will range from $24.00-$31.00 per/hour depending on experience. (SALARIED position) Applicants must have good assessment skills and the ability to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Horizon School operates on the Year Round Calendar. Cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references are accepted by email only and should be forwarded to: Shawn Russell, Associate Superintendent - People Services Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 Email: For information on Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please check our website Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The successful applicant will be required to provide a criminal record check and Child Intervention Check. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.


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


1ST RATE ENERGY SERVICES INC., a growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

* Experienced Production Testing * Day Supervisors * Night Operators * Experienced Production Testing Assistants If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.


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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: HYDROTESTORS 2000 is currently taking resumes for


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.



Large oilfield construction company located in Alberta is currently seeking EXPERIENCED Heavy Equipment Operators & Rock Truck Drivers for an upcoming project in Fox Creek, AB. MUST have the following CURRENT oilfield safety tickets: H2S, Ground Disturbance, CSTS/PSTS, Standard First Aid, WHMIS, TDG, Bear Awareness. Wage is based on experience. Please respond via fax (403) 946-4150 or email: Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted. LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475 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@

PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to: TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148


Class 1 Drivers/Operators –for all divisions Class 1 Drivers Bulk Transport—Nitrogen Class 2 Crew Bus Drivers Supervisors—Coiled Tubing

Experience with youth with developmental disabilities, FASD, medication administration and responding to behaviours of concern would be ideal. Knowledge of Aboriginal Culture and some related post-secondary education would be an asset. Each child must have a private room, be in a non-smoking environment and they both require high structure, high supervision and supervision around pets. Driver’s license and transportation are required.

QUALIFICATIONS: • • • • • • •

Must be able to Provide own work truck Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor and train crew Strong Computer Skills Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and Sour wells) Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Assist in Rig in and Rig out of equipment Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western Canada REQUIREMENTS:

Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants

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


Comp. #4675FCTA to:

LASER DERM Clinic, a medical spa has openings now for an experienced receptionist and as well an aesthetician. We offer comparable wages and commissions. Please drop off resume to Bay 500, 80 Donlevy Ave. Red Deer 317695H30-I1

email: fax: (403) 356-1146 website:

Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan!


We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Competition will remain open until a suitable applicant is found.

How to apply:


Please send a cover letter & resume quoting Parkland CLASS, Human Resources 6010-45th Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 3M4 Fax: (403) 342-2677

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

(2-4yrs experience)

WELL ESTABLISHED RED DEER BASED busy & growing oilfield trucking company looking for EXPERIENCED WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS & SWAMPERS Successful candidates will receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence is necessary & oilfield tickets is an asset. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol screen test. Please forward all resumes to:

Part time Foster Care Providers receive a (tax free) remuneration paid per days worked. Parkland C.L.A.S.S. provides extensive training which all Foster Care Providers are required to take.

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

(5- 10yrs experience)

Night Supervisors

URS FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Tubing Inspection operator, manual lathe operator, and Shop & Yard Laborers. Exp. an asset but will train to suit. Competitive wages and benefits. Apply w/resume to: 4115 Henry St. (Blindman Industrial Park)


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

Day Supervisors


Now hiring the following positions in Fracturing, Nitrogen, Coiled Tubing and Cement & Acid: f f f f


Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND

RELIEF FOSTER CARE NEEDED Red Deer - Parkland C.L.A.S.S. provides a specialized Foster Care service for children with developmental disabilities. Individuals or couples with no children under the age of 6 years old who are willing to open up their home, have the opportunity to make an incredible difference in the life of a 10 year old male and a 12 year old female. As a Part Time (Relief) Provider you will offer support and care 2 weekends per month. This commitment involves the inclusion of the children in your regular family life.

If you’re looking for a career with a leading organization that promotes Integrity, Relationships, Innovation and Success, then we’re looking for you.


• Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Maintenance Pigging Driver’s License required! Technician • Must be willing to FT in Stettler. Launch, submit pre access fit receive & track pipeline for duty test, as well as pigs. Maintain & inspect drug and alcohol work sites. Mechanical • Travel & be away from aptitude, problem solving, home for periods of time 21/7 organization & good • Ability to work in attitude required. H2S, changing climate First Aid & CPR, WHMIS, conditions TDG & clean driver abstract required. Contact website: In-Line Pigging Solutions at careers@inlinepigging. Methods to Apply: com. HRCanada@ pnieman@ Your application will be kept strictly confidential. NOW HIRING IN THE Small growing oilfield FOLLOWING POSITIONS service company seeking ROUGHNECK & applications for experienced hoe operators DERRICK HAND for drilling rig operations. Experience preferred Must have a minimum five but willing to train years experience. the right person Required: valid WCB, **MUST HAVE VALID Insurance, H2S, First Aid, DRIVER’S LICENSE, H2S TDG, WHIMIS, Ground AND FIRST AID.** Disturbance, Drivers ** MUST BE ABLE TO License and reliable PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT transportation. Email TESTING** Aimee at five.pack@ If interested please fax your resume to 403-652-7060 or call Jeff at 403-336-4945

PARKLAND COMMUNITY LIVING AND SUPPORTS SOCIETY Canyon is the fastest growing fracturing company in North America. We deliver quality customized pressure pumping and service solutions to the oil and gas industry, improving our industry one job at a time.



800 THE Central Alberta AIDS Network is looking for Volunteer and Administration Co-Ordinator. For more info:

Restaurant/ Hotel



1393699 AB LTD. o/a JUGO JUICE -F/T Food Counter Attendant. $11/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Email:


PART TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave.

...Join our Team!


Looking for Part/Full Time BARTENDER/SERVER. Apply with resume to 3811 40 Ave, Red Deer JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! Looking for a WAITRESS/WAITER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673


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MUCHO BURRITO $11.33/Hr - Cust Serv EMAIL -MUCHOREDDEER @HOTMAIL.COM SUNSHINE Family Restaurant - F/T Kitchen Helper. $11.41/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Email:

D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

SUBWAY All Red Deer Locations Hiring Immediately

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

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T DISHWASHER Must have experience! Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.

Sales & Distributors


1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Custom T’s Hiring Sales Supervisor-retail at Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Experience min 2 years, Good English. Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff, F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $19.00 hourly E-mail: Reachiesales 1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Custom T’s Hiring Salespersons Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB. Good English and communication skills, Customer service oriented. F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary - $14.00 hr. E-mail: Reachiesales 1693338 Alberta LTD o/a Extreme energy Hiring Sales Supervisorretail at Parkland Mall, Red Deer, AB Experience - min 2 yrs, Good English. Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff, F/Time, Perm, Shifts, Weekends Salary $19.00 hr. E-mail:

Teachers/ Tutors




Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 invites applications for a part-time (0.53 FTE) temporary teaching position at École Steffie Woima Elementary School in Sylvan Lake, during the 2013-2014 school year. The successful candidate will teach Grade 2 French Immersion with additional Early Literacy duties. Preference will be given to candidates who have related teaching experience. Cover letter and resume, complete with the names and telephone numbers of three current work related references are accepted by email only and should be forwarded to: Shawn Russell, Associate Superintendent - People Services Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73 Email: careers For information on Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73, please check our website Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. The successful applicant will possess a valid Alberta Teacher Certificate, and be required to provide a criminal record check and a child intervention (welfare) check. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for interviews will be contacted. Resumes of individuals not granted an interview will not be kept on file.



ALL SEASON Decking is looking for vinyl and railing installers. Must have own truck. We are also looking for general labourers. Please email resume to allseasondecking@

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: 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 Attention: Ryan. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol program in effect. DUE TO A LARGE INCREASE IN BUSINESS,


is currently seeking JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS & SERVICE ADVISORS. We offer competitive wages, a great working environment, and a great benefit package. Please email resume to Joey Huckabone


Capilano Glass req’s journeyman, apprentices for local projects. Experience req’d. Top wages, Health & Pension plan, paid O/T, F/T employment. Email resume to:


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

H.D. Parts Person

Required Immediately The largest after market parts distributor in Canada is seeking a H.D. Parts person to join our experienced team in Red Deer. This individual would require basic knowledge of the heavy-duty truck and trailer market with excellent knowledge of truck and trailer brake and suspension parts. The individual would have to be able to work unsupervised in a fast paced environment. They should also possess customer service skills that would be used daily by phone and for walk in clients. This position offers above average salary and is a full time position. We offer complete benefit package along with pension plan. Please forward your resume to: Traction Heavy Duty 8045 Edgar Industrial Crescent Red Deer Ab T4P 3R2 OR FAX 403-342-7377 Email:

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: ARROW ARC WELDING is looking for WELDING APPRENTICE LOCATED BY Gull Lake. Phone Brian 403-318-6760

Busy road construction company looking for


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:


INDIVIDUAL W/A HANDYMAN/ TRADE BACKGROUND Position is Permanent Part time, Work order follow up, inspecting completions, viewing properties for needed repairs and longer term planning, 2 - 3 days a week, Wage is $13.00 - $16.00 + Mileage. Call Darryl Sim for more information or to drop off a resume Office: 403-340-0065 Ext 117 OR 403-358-9003 Email: Sim Management & Realty JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Preference will be given to those with previous equipment rental service, lifts and off road construction equipment experience. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: Wanted experienced for full time employment. Please fax resume to 403-346-0626

Business Opportunities

Truckers/ Drivers



Professional Truck Driver Central Line Locating req’s Advanced Drainage a locator assistant. No Systems, Inc., the world’s experience necessary, largest and most innovawilling to train. Must be tive manufacturer of HDPE physically fit. Working drainage products is varied hours. Send currently accepting resumes to: office@ applications for Full-Time Employment for certified Fax 403-747-3535 Class 1 Drivers with a Office: 403-747-3017 minimum of two (2) years experience. ADS Drivers LOCAL renovation are required to safely opercompany looking for ate company equipment experienced worker and and provide a high level of or apprentice. Must have customer service, delivertransportation. Must have ing our products within common sense central Alberta. ADS Drivand pride in work. ers are required to be drug Preference to someone free and maintain legal from Saskatchewan or transportation paperwork parents from Saskatcheand driving practices. This wan. 403-588-8163 position requires a valid Class 1 License, with previous off road forklift experience a definite asset. We offer quarterly cash safety bonuses as well as a comprehensive medical plan. TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Benefits include: Requires Company provided Group Canadian Benefits Voluntary dental QUALIFIED Life insurance JOURNEYMAN Short-term and long-term rd th 2 and 4 yr. disability Retirement Savings Plan ELECTRICIANS (RSP) and Deferred Profit With Residential roughin Sharing Plan (DPSP) Paid Vacation exp. Competitive wages Safety Bonus & benefits. All applicants are subject Fax resume to: to a pre-employment 403-314-5599 physical and MVR check. Tired of Standing? Interested Applicants may Find something to sit on submit a resume, along with a recent drivers in Classifieds abstract to: Advanced Drainage WATER WELL DRILLING Systems Canada Inc. COMPANY IN BENTLEY 4316 Gerdts Ave. REQ’S EXPERIENCED Blindman Ind. Park WATER WELL Red Deer County, AB. DRILLERS HELPER T4S-2A8 Attn: with class 3, air. All safety Ken McCutcheon tickets required. Fax: (403) 346-5806 Meal and Accommodation E-mail ken.mccutcheon@ provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers Position closing date: abstract: 403-748-3015 Sept. 3, 2013 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Western Masonry Structures

F/T bricklayers and Stone Layers. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to 403-340-0762 or email resume to

Truckers/ Drivers


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

Immediate Opportunity for: Experienced ORDER DESK PARTS PERSON, WAREHOUSE Class 1 Driver PERSONNEL AND Winch or picker experience SHIPPER RECEIVER; an asset but not necessary. OILFIELD AND/OR Scheduled days off INDUSTRIAL FAB. Benefits after 90 days Experience An Asset Regular hrs, 12/mo. yr. Production Bonuses Start immediately Comp. wages & benefits. To apply please send your Long term employment resume to: Please email resume to or fax to 1-866-914-7507 Or fax to: 403-314-2249 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

industrial sandblaster APPLY NOW


CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck and pup exp. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489 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. NEEDED: Exp’d. Clean Class 1 Driver for Pigeon Lake Wetaskiwin area. All oilfield tickets req’d. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to 403-742-0303 RONCO OILFIELD HAULING Sylvan Lake. Openings for winch tractor, bed truck drivers and swamper’s. Top wages and benefits. Email resume tom@ or fax. 403-887-4892

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

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Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

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 The ideal candidates will: • Be able to maneuver merchandise in excess of 100lbs • Possess exceptional customer service skills • Enjoy working within a diverse team • Hold a valid driver’s license (drivers only) Trail offers excellent training, flex days and a competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a well-known and respected company, become a member of the successful Trail team by applying in person to: Apply in person at #6 4622 61 St. Riverside Industrial District or fax to 403-347-3314 Security checks will be conducted on successful candidates. BLACKFALDS LIBRARY

P/T Library Clerk

must be able to work Sat. Call 403-885-2343 for info.

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Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery in



in MOUNTVIEW AREA 44A Ave. & 35 St. Area $237/mo. ALSO 42 Ave. & 35 St. Area $240/mo. ALSO Spruce Drive & Springbett Dr. $103/mo. ALSO 43A Ave. between 37 St. & 39 St. and 43 Ave. between 35 St. & 39 St. $77/mo. ALSO 42 Ave. between 35 St. & 39 St. $116/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Roche St. & 3 Blocks of Roland St. $54/mo. ALSO Approx. 3 blocks of Ramage Cres., Root Cl. + 100, 200, 300 Ramage Cl. $80.00/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 GLENDALE Gilbert Cres. & Glendale Blvd. PINES Pallo Cl. & Piper Dr. ALSO Payne & Parsons 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) DEER PARK AREA Dowler St. & Area 102 Papers $546/mo. EAST ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres & Close Areas 65 Papers $348/mo. EASTVIEW AREA 108 Papers $578/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information

NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934


OPERATOR 2 POSITION Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Operator 2 position. The position includes Plant Operations and Sanitation duties.

Open to the Public and booked a year in advance. Earn 6% on your investment working only 6 months of the year! Centrally located across from the Gull Lake General Store on 23 acres room for expansion. Call Tracie Windsor 403-396-1361 Royal Lepage Network Realty Corp. for more details.

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Integra Tire Innisfail requires full time Tire Tech. Lube Bay exper an asset. Competitive wages/ benefits. Email innisfail@ or drop at 5020 40th Ave.

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.

Please call Quitcy at 403-314-4316


Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company.

General labourers


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

Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $.

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

Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone 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 Eagle Builders, LP. based out of Blackfalds, Ab. requires a hard working,

motivated individual

to fill full-time position at our company. Must be physically fit as this labourer position requires constant heavy lifting and involves fast paced, on the job training. Must also be able to travel. All meals and hotel expenses are paid when out of town. Applicant must have reliable transportation to and from work and a valid class 5 driver’s license. Construction experience an asset. Full benefits provided. Starting wages based on experience. Fax resumes to 403 885 5516 attn: Eric or e-mail at installation@ We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Cost $50 SCHOOL WILL BE STARTING Sept. 2-25 Mon. Tues. Weds. evenings Upon successfully completing and passing course, work is available for casual to part time hours to start. Must be able to obtain Security Clearance Check from local RCMP Please telephone and leave a message for April M. 403-346-3339 GASOLINE ALLEY Petro Canada req’s. 2 f/t or p/t cashiers $11.50/hr. & food supervisor $15/hr. Email resume 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@


Red Deer’s most modern 5 pin bowling center req’s Bartenders/servers for eves and wknds. Please send resume to: htglanes@ or apply in person



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Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting. Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316 MANAGERS

AT CAMP BAR-V-NOK Looking for a special working couple to fill a unique job posting at Camp Bar-V-Nok; located at Pigeon Lake. This camp is owned by St. John’s Institute in Edmonton and is run by a board of directors. This board has hired a management team to work with them in getting this camp running to its full capacity. The successful candidates will live on site & accommodations will be supplied. Job duties include: * Maintaining a high standard of professionalism * Managing and maintaining day to day operations * Working with little supervision * Housekeeping and cleaning * Yard and building maintenance * Working with management on ways to improve and build camp ideas and infrastructure * Hiring of staff as required, in consultation with the Managing Director * Answering phones, doing bookings and some office duties. Wages will be negotiated with based on experience. Send resume to: Mail: Don Rilling, Box 58, Nordegg, AB T0M 2H0 or by email to: Deadline is Sept. 20, 2013 Only those contacted will be interviewed; interviews will be held at Camp Bar-V-Nok

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@ We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Requires Mature, Reliable Cashiers for various shifts. Full/Part time. ALSO LOOKING FOR P/T DELI ASSISTANT Please apply with resume to 5101 - 76 Street, Red Deer THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please.


Positions Wanted

FRAMERS HELPER will take any work, need work now! 403-598-8733 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

Employment Training




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“Low Cost” Quality Training

403.341.4544 24 Hours Toll Free 1.888.533.4544

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


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303 PART TIME HELP WANTED IN RED DEER!!! 2-3 hrs a day 3-5 days/wk!! Flexible hours, no weekends, company paid benefits!! Please email your resume to: or fax to (306)244-4498 Attention Tim.



Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

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

Bud Haynes Fall Round Up Auction

Tues. Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm Bay 4, 7429 49 Ave. PREVIEW: 3 pm Sale Day Antiques, furniture, cast iron toys, stacking chairs, filing cabinets, folding tables, show cases, appliances and more! Next sale in Edmonton at Ward’s Auction House. Ph: 403-347-5855 Evenings: 403-343-2929 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS




Applicants must have a minimum Grade 12 diploma and must be available for shift work.



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


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Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred. Application Closing Date: Sept. 12, 2013. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113, Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403) 747-2660 email: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar is hiring experienced Line Cooks! We offer competitive wages with tips and a benefit package after 3 months. We also have opportunities to move up quickly! Please apply in person after 2:00 pm.






Restaurant/ Hotel


TUESDAY, September 10, 2013 8:00 a.m. 9320 – 52 Street SE., CALGARY Selling on behalf of FortisAlberta, Service Alberta; Wheatland County, Mountain View County, AltaLink, Keystone Excavating Ltd., Town of Cochrane, Town of Okotoks, & other consignors. PARTIAL LISTING: WHEEL LOADER: 2008 Doosan DL500; 2001 Case 721C XR; Volvo L110E; Volvo L90. CRAWLER TRACTORS: 2002 Deere 655C; Cat D7G; Fiat Allis FL20. HYD. EXCAVATORS: 2006 Deere 225 CLC; 2005 Deere 225 CLC; 2004 Deere 230C LC; (2) 2004 Deere 230C LC’s; 2004 Deere 270C LC; 2003 Deere 230C LC; Cat 245; Mitsubishi ME-08; Terex TXC225 LC-2. MOTOR SCRAPERS & GRADERS: (3) Cat 627B’s; Cat 120. SKID STEERS: 2010 Case 430 Series; Deere 7775; Bobcat 463; Case 1845C. COMPACTION: 2002 Vibromax 1105D; (2) Vibromax 253 Double Drums; (4) Bomag BPR55/65 Plate Tampers. FORKLIFTS & PLATFORM LIFTS: 2001 Genie GS 4390; JCB 536-60 Telehandler; Marklift 30KB; Marklift CH30KBN; Skyjack SJKB-40-0; Cat V50D 6,000 LB; Clark CGP30; Clark 2,000 LB; Clark 75.OFFICE: ATCO 87’x16’ Wheeled; ATCO 10’x24’ Wheeled; Skid Shack. TRAILERS: 2009 Midland Triaxle End Dump; 2007 Midland T/A Belly; 2004 Doepker Triaxle End Dump; 2003 Arnes T/A End Dump; 2001 Midland Triaxle Gravel Pup; Arnes Triaxle Trombone End Dump; Timple Beall Fuel; Merritt Triaxle Cattleliner; Trailking 53’ Triaxle Flat Deck; Trailmobile T/A Drop Deck; Peerless S/A Pole; Anser S/A Logging Jeep; (20) Manac 34’ & 28’ B-Train Lead Dry Van Trailers; (6) 2014 Southland 18’ T/A Decks; 2011 American Hauler 24’ Enclosed; 2010 Pace 12’ S/A Enclosed; 2008 Cargo 24’ T/A Enclosed; 2005 Continential Cargo 10’ Enclosed; 2002 Haulmark 17’ T/A Enclosed; Radio Tower Transport Trailer; Assorted Sizes Storage Containers. TRUCK TRACTORS: 2011 Volvo; (2) 2009 Volvo VN630 T/A’s; 2007 Volvo; 2007 Peterbilt T/A; (2) 2005 Kenworth T800B’s; 2005 Volvo; 2000 Mack Vision CX613; (6) IHC 9200 T/A’s. GRAVEL TRUCKS: 2009 Volvo S/A; (2) Western Star 4964F T/A’s. CRANE TRUCKS: Kenworth T800 T/A w/QMC 6062C; Kenworth T800B w/Taxi King; Kenworth T900 T/A w/National 800C; Kenworth W900B w/National 800C; (2) New Unused Copma 110’s’ New Unused Compa 5.4 Truck Crane. TANK & REFUSE TRUCKS: IHC T/A Flusher; IHC 2574 T/A Fuel’ IHC 4700 S/A Fuel/Lube; Peterbilt T/A Tank; (2) IHC T/A Refuse Trucks. SERVICE TRUCKS: 2008 Ford F550; 2005 Ford F650 XL; Freightliner FL80; IHC 4700 S/A MEDIUM DUTY & LIGHT VEHICLES: 2008 IHC COE S/A Van Body; 2003 Ford F750 S/A Deck; 2003 Hino T/A Deck; GMC T7500 S/A Deck; (2) IHC 4700 S/A Lo-Pro Decks; Ford F800 S/A Deck; IHC Cargostar S/A Body; 2009 Ford Flex SUV; 2007 Yukon; 2005 Chev Express 3500 Van; 2000 GMC Envoy 4x4; 2009 Ford F250 Crew Cab; 2010 Dodge Charger Interceptor; 2009 Chrysler 300. RECREATION: 2009 Sprinter 371HBS Travel Trailer c/w (2) Slides; Coachmen T/A Fifth Wheel; Argo Conquest 8 Wheel; Approx (40) 2010 Club Car Precedent Electric Golf Cars (Water Damaged); Bombardier Summit Snowmobile; Quantity of New Unused Event & Party Tents; Etc. Quantity of New Unused Wild-Kat Skid Steer Attachments Consisting of Assorted Snow Buckets & Blades, Hay Spears, Grapple Buckets, Root Rakes, Bush Hogs, Auger Attachments, Pallet Forks Including Hyd. Fork Positioners, Backhoe Attachment; Tree Boom; 4 In 1 Buckets. Excavator Attachments, Etc. For a comprehensive brochure please call Canadian Public Auction Ltd. 403-2696600 or 800-786-0857. Home Page at G.S.T. applies. A 10% handling fee applies to each lot selling for $5,000.00 or less, a 2.5% handing fee applies to each lot selling greater that $5,000.00 with a cap of $1,000.00 per lot. Live Internet Bidding all internet purchases are subject to an internet buyer’s fee & a deposit may be required depending on your purchase history. Auction License # 200278, AMVIC License # 200279. 317938H31

RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 D7



REAL ESTATE SALE FOR MIKE DICKAU Ponoka, Alberta Saturday, September 14, 2013


Lawn Tractors

COMPLETE ACREAGE EQUIPMENT PKG. Case Tractor w/loader & blade, riding mowers, quad trailer, push mowers, gas trimmers, gardening equip., tools, everything you need to use on an acreage. Prefer to sell complete pkg. 403-783-2579 for info.



Parcel #1 - Selling by Appliances Totally Unreserved Auction Plan 8120267, Blk 6, Lot 2 INGLIS washer & dryer, County Address: taupe, $50 403-343-9134 B255051 Twp Rd 424 leave message. Being 6.1 Acres w/a 1260 Sq.Ft. House w/a Fully Finished Bsmt & A 24x24 Heated Dbl. Car Garage w/ a Fireproof Storage Underneath all Located on a Hill w/Rolling Lawns, A Wonderful View & A Small Spring Time Stream. Also a 36’x60’ Heated Shop.

Household Furnishings



Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514


Misc. for Sale

6 CORRELL dinner plates $10; old meat platter $6; crystal fruit bowl $15; small microwave oven $8 403-346-2231 Parcel 2 - Selling Subject to Final Bid Plan 8120267, Blk 6, Lot 1 County Address: A255051 Twp Rd 424 Being 3.84 Acres w/a 2700 SqFt. Single Level Home w/a 4 Car Attached Garage & A 26’x62 Shed all Located in Many Mature Trees w/A Small Spring Time Stream. Both Parcels are Just 2 Miles South of Ponoka & 1/2 a Mile Off of Hwy #2A & Only 30 Minutes to Red Deer & 40 Minutes to the Edmonton International Airport. For Much More Information & Photos, Please View Our Website at Open House: September 1st & 7th or by Appointment from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Real Estate Transaction are being Handled by Morrison Realty (403) 783-0556 Real Estate Terms & Conditions: 10 % Down on Sale Day. Balance & Possession on or before October 15, 2013. If Balance is NOT RECEIVED by October 15, 2013 the Deposit will be Forfeited as Liquidation Damages. Sale Conducted by:

Allen B. Olson Auction Service Ltd. Rimbey, Alberta License No. 165690 (403) 843-2747 Sale Site 1-855-783-0556 Toll Free E-mail: Homepage:



20 HOODIES, $2. each; Billabong Plaid winter coat, $10. 403-746-5123 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT



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

Farmers' Market


DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino DIRT Devil spot scrubber, $30; Bissell carpet shampooer, $60.; Winter tires, 215-60-R16 on aluminum Pontiac rims, $100, set.; Point Zero book bag, new, $10. 403-746-5123

Roommates Wanted AGRICULTURAL




DC4 Case Tractor (‘49/50) PTD, hydraulic, shedded, runs. One tractor for parts. 403-783-2579 for info.



FOR SALE 2 LAYING HENS $15 each. 403-346-7825



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


Grain, Feed Hay

HAY, no rain. Orchard Grass Alfalfa Brome. $60./bale, firm. 403-302-7477, 343-2058

Condos/ Townhouses


Pets & Supplies

FISH Tank, 55 gal., all accessories included. $75. obo 403-505-7016



3 -12 WEEK OLD BEAUTIFUL KITTENS. 2 bright orange males, 1 long haired black & gold female. Free to good home. Need to be tamed. 403-782-3130 3 -5 MONTH OLD MALE KITTENS good for farm or house cats. Completely litter trained, socialized & taught to hunt by their mom. Need to find good homes as soon as possible. 1 Leopard spotted orange, 1 tiger strip orange, 1 orange. Free to loving home. 403-782-3130 4 SUPER CUTE KITTENS Ready to go. Cute & fluffy. Great for indoors or outdoors. FREE to good home. 403-343-0730 SIAMESE (1), (1) Balinese (3) BURMAN kittens. $40/ea. 403-887-3649



BERNESE Mountain Dog Plot Hound Mix, 15 mos. FREE to good home only. 403-887-2119



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

KYTE CRES. & Kelloway Cres. Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1445 SD $1000 Avail. Sept. 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

Manufactured Homes


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

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



Travel Packages

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


Wedding Supplies

Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. JUNIOR Bridesmaid dress, white & silver, size 10-12. Lil Mule Logging $100 obo. 403-505-7016 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

WEDDING Gown, corset back, size 16-22. $175. obo. 403-505-7016

2 ROOMS furnished Highland Green. 403-342-4604 CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546


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

CLEAN and ready to move into 30x80 warehouse bay with large yard for lease in great location. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355 SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

Mobile Lot

Live in Beacon Hill...

Open concept floor plan, stainless steel appliances, 2 bdrms, 2 baths all for under $300,000. Call Jennifer 403.392.6841





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


Realtors & Services


Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

4 Brand New Homes *1500 sq.ft., dbl. att. garage *1400 sq.ft., dbl. att. garage *1335 sq.ft., dbl. att. garage *1320 sq.ft., dbl. att. garage Call Kyle Lygas 403-588-2550 $10,000 Move-In Allowance MASON MARTIN HOMES 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

WOW. Brand New Home in Timberstone with many stunning features. Open concept, tray ceilings, 3 bdrm, 2 baths $426,100. Call Chris 403-392-7118


BIG VALLEY Handyman special, 900 + sq. ft. 3 bdrm, needs work, large treed lot, must sell $27,900 OWNER 780-475-2897

LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

Affordable newer 2 bdrm home on large pie lot in Springbrook. Hardwood. Deck off kitchen $277,900.

Fully finished 5 bdrm, 3 bath, on a quiet close with an amazing backyard view. $374,900

Immaculate 4 bdrm, 2 bath home in Sylvan Lake with lovely kitchen & vaulted ceiling. $296,900

Fully finished home in Penhold w/double garage for only $286,900. 403-573-7142 OPEN HOUSE Sun. 1st 2-4, 12 Duncan St. Penhold

Mobile on own lot, nicely landscaped. Quiet crescent. $163,700. 403-347-5955

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.


MASON MARTIN HOMES New condo, 1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath, 5 appls., $189,800. 403-588-2550 ONE LEFT!

INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351



BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980


We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804

LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT as a caregiver for seniors. I am exp. 403-885-1880 or Fern at 403-309-3300

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301


RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060


VINYL SIDING CLEANING Eaves Trough Cleaned, Windows Cleaned. Pckg. Pricing. 403-506-4822

FENCES & DECKS 403-352-4034

SCH - Construction for all reno needs. 403-307-6292 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.

Family oriented acreages w/rolling hills, pristine ponds and poplar woodlands. $150,000-$160,000

Antique & Classic Autos


COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Red Deer 6th Annual Fall Finale Westerner Park Indoors Sept 20 & 21 Consign your vehicle today 888-296-0528 ext. 102


Buffalo Lake. 3/4 acre with lake views, 4 bdrm, 3 bath. $334,900. 403-741-6190

Beautiful views overlooking scenic river valley. Only 6 miles from Red Deer on pavement. Starting at $249,000

23 acres west of Rimbey. 4 bdrm. home, 24x32 barn, 32x64 shop, 3 wells. $475,000. 403-843-6182

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355


Manufactured Homes

1997 MODULINE INDUSTRIES 16x80. $49,500. Call for photo’s. 403-358-8933

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


Cottages/Resort Property

2 Door, 84,202 km., original owner, great condition. Keyless entry, iPod aux. jack, brand new battery. Asking $10,900. 403-302-1138 (Red Deer) 2012 Toyota Corolla S 4A in Black Sand Pearl - Stock# D71571, 9,100 km - $19,900 or $144 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid in Clearwater Blue Metallic - Stock# 10487, 30,800 km - $22,900 - $165 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736 2012 Honda Accord SE in Polished Metal Metallic - Stock# D30421, 42,900 km - $21,900 - $158 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736 2010 Toyota Corolla S 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic - Stock# D61441, 71,000 km - $15,900 - $115 b/w 84 mo. (403) 343-3736 2009 Toyota Corolla CE 4A in Barcelona Red Metallic - Stock# D20191 65,800 km - $13,900 - $134 b/w 60 mo (403) 343-3736

2009 TOYOTA Camry LE You can save thousands! in Alpine White - Stock# Helping sellers sell for a AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT D40641, 115,500 km low set fee. No advance fee. ON SHUSWAP LAKE, $14,900 - $123 b/w 72 mo. Great for retirement. 2 bdrm., Money back guarantee. with own dock/buoy. 2 Bath 1/2 duplex in Olds. 2 bdrm apt. in a +18 bldg Beautiful property in (403) 343-3736 Attached garage. Sorrento only $229,000. $239,900. 403-507-0028 If you are 55+ look at 2006 PT CRUISER, Property Guys ID Nr 65213 or call Roger†403-350-8089 convertible, low mileage. exc. cond. $6000. obo Tanja 250-804-6436 403-598-4277

104x353 lot in the heart of Sylvan Lake. Excellent location for future

on a quiet street downtown. $149,900. 403-347-4931 Fully finished condo in


Cottages/Resort Property


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

OPPOSITE HOSPITAL Large adult 2 bdrm. apt., balcony, No pets. $800 rent/SD, heat/water incld., 403-346-5885


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

Drive a little save a lot

Brand new Laebon home in Sylvan Lake. Many stunning features, 3 bdrms, 2 baths, 1,342 sq.ft. $363,300 Call Jennifer 403.392.6841 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer

development. $449,900. New spacious fully developed open plan in Penhold 4 bdrm, 3 bath Bi-Level $329,900 OPEN HOUSE Sept. 1st 2-4, 8 Henderson Cres Penhold

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355

Clearview Meadows. Bright & spacious. Low condo fees. $188,900

HELP-U-SELL OF RED DEER 403-342-7355


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Noon - 5 pm



EVESTROUGH / WINDOW CLEANING. 403-506-4822 VELOX EAVESTROUGH Cleaning & Repairs. Reasonable rates. 340-9368



LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Handyman Services


ATT’N: Looking for a new sidewalk, help on small jobs around the house, such as small tree cutting, landscaping, painting or flooring? Call James 403-341-0617 GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Massage Therapy


Misc. Services


Painters/ Decorators

FANTASY MASSAGE International ladies

Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161

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

Moving & Storage



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

Seniors’ Services


HELPING HANDS Home Support Ltd. for SENIORS. Companionship, cleaning, cooking - in home, in facility. We are BETTER for CHEAPER! Call 403-346-7777

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Painters/ Decorators Pampering at its BEST! JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Window 403-986-6686 Cleaning Free Est. 403-872-8888 Come in and see LAUREL TRUDGEON why we are the talk Residential Painting and WINDOW CLEANING. of the town. Colour Consultations. Outside / Inside / Both. 403-342-7801. 403-506-4822


Build the Lake Home of your Dreams 1-877-465-3991

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Executive Touch 5* JUNK REMOVAL PAINTING BY DAVE Interior, Exterior, New Massage (newly reno’d) Property clean up 340-8666 (FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

August 31 & Sept 1

Open House

BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542

Pine Lake acreage! 4 bdrm., 3 bath, attached garage. Lake view. $329,900. 403-318-4448


Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 1100




To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


Acreage with art studio awaiting your imagination. 3.09 acres of lush trees and 2 homes. $549,900






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Lots For Sale



1790 SQ. FT. BUNGALOW, Re-done in Rosedale. Reduced, $458,000. Call Century 21 Dan Wind 403-341-0294

CHILDRENS zero - 8 yrs. clothing store inventory. Will sell with 50% discount to other children’s clothing store. 403-782-7156 or 403-357-7465

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

Condos/ Townhouses

Houses For Sale


Pinnacle Estates

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TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

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

Businesses For Sale


Laebon Homes 346-7273

3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1075. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. Oct 1. 403-304-5337


You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.





2 bdrms, 2 baths, stainless steel appliances, open concept floor plan. Call Chris 403.392.7118

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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

You can save thousands! Helping sellers sell for a low set fee. No advance fee. Money back guarantee.


Modern New Laebon Home

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



Houses For Sale

New upscale, 2 bdrm, 2 bath! Main floor Laundry. Extras included $278,900


1 BDRM, bsmt. suite. $500/mo. 403-343-0974

Warehouse Space


Newly Reno’d Mobile



Rooms For Rent


1 & 2 BDRM at 5910-55 Ave., Riverside Meadows in CERTIFIED organic lamb, Sporting 12 suiter, security cameras, cut and wrapped, ready for private parking, balcony, Goods freezer, 403-304-0149 laundry on site, no pets, RED mammoth raspber- BASKETBALL hoop, Little no partiers, to over 35 year old quiet tenant. Rent/S.D. ries, Evans sour cherries Tykes, $10; BMX bike with $800 for 1bdrm†& $950 for pegs, $40. 403-746-5123 2 bdrm. Ph: 403-341-4627


STILL AVAIL: F. preferred for 3 bdrm. reno’d home, inc. all utils, $450/mo. DD $450. Avail. Sept. 1. Must be N/S. 403-986-8656


THREE 80 L. garbage barrels with lids, never used $40; set of folding legs for table $20 403-309-1737

APARTMENT size piano, good tone, stays in tune $600. Connie 403-346-8121

OVER 200 channels, TV supplied, MUST love dogs, must be working M., rent $550., N/S, 403-358-3786

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


AVAL. Sept. 1. 1 bdrm.-like suite. Michener Hill. Furn. 1 bdrm., kitchen/living rm, bath, fridge, stove, satellite tv, internet, microwave, shared laundry. Incl. utils, except phone. On-site parking. Female only. $600, d.d. $400. 403-341-3197, lv msg.


L E AT H E R r e c l i n e r f o r motorhome, like new, $30 obo 403-343-3160

Piano & Organs


Houses For Sale


Tour These Fine Homes

Out Of Red Deer


SERGE’S HOMES 17 VINTAGE CLOSE BLACKFALDS Thurs. & Fri., Aug. 29 & 30 2 pm - 5 pm Sat. & Sun. Aug. 31 & Sept 1, 1 pm - 5 pm 1980 sq. ft. 2 storey walk out. Contact Robert @ 403-505-8050

Sunday Sept 1st. 2-4 p.m. 12 Duncan St. Penhold $286,900. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355

Out Of Red Deer


Sunday Sept 1st. 2-4 p.m. 8 Henderson Cres. Penhold $329,900. Help-U-Sell Red Deer 403-342-7355


D8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013






Locally owned and family operated



2010 TOYOTA Rav4 Ltd. V6 in Pacific Blue Metallic - Stock# D61071, 69,900 km - $26,900 - $194 b/w 84 mo (403) 343-3736

2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee $21,000. 403-598-4131 or 403-358-4131 2009 TOYOTA Rav4 Ltd. in Blizzard Pearl - Stock# D61851, 84,600 km - $23,900 - $195 b/w 72 mo (403) 343-3736 2003 NISSAN Pathfinder 4x4, leather heated seats. New tires & glass. Sunroof, factory hitch, 119,000 km. $5900 obo. 403-505-3113 1998 GMC Jimmy 4x4 223,195 kms, $3200 obo 403-886-5199



2010 Toyota Tacoma

4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. Only $22,800 Call 403-396-5516 2007 Toyota Tundra DC Ltd. in Slate Metallic - Stock# D71323, 78,000 km - $25,900 - $247 b/w 60 mo (403) 343-3736 2007 DURAMAX, 197,000 kms., crew cab, 4x4, l/b, $15,800. 403-348-9746

2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $8000 obo 403-391-8264

Heavy Trucks


2007 MERCEDEZ Sprinter dump truck 93,000 miles $38,000 403-887-4610

Vans Buses


2008 Toyota Sienna XLE Mobility in Frosted Mink Pearl - Stock# D40621 78,900 km - $23,900 - $229 b/w 60 mo. (403) 343-3736



2006 SUZUKI Burgman 650 recently converted to trike $13,000 obo 403-844-2515

Tires, Parts Acces.


TRUCK, cars, vans. Cash for some. 403-391-4144

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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


Great For covering Tables, Ar t Work, Clean Packing Paper, Painting, Playschool, Banners, and Lots More.

VARIETY OF SIZES Pick Up At: RED DEER ADVOCATE Circulation Department 2950 Bremner Ave.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Stand by for one of the nastiest and, perhaps most economically dangerous U.S. political fights in recent memory. As the languorous Washington summer draws to a close, Congress returns to the capital next month with stark battle lines drawn on spending issues that, if left unresolved, could shove the United States into defaulting on its debt for the first time or force the government to shut down for lack of funding. Conservative Republicans threaten one or both unless Democrats and the White House surrender to right wing demands to slash spending for President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul. While there is an internal debate in the Republican party over how to proceed, a growing number of legislators are concerned by what they perceive as overspending by the government, and they are determined to refuse action on the debt ceiling or the budget without major spending cuts from Democrats. Heated rhetoric stemming from the differences that divide the two parties — Republicans’ desire to reduce spending on large benefit programs and Democrats’ push for increased tax revenue — could cool as deadlines draw nearer. Republicans in

particular are deeply divided on how far to push on denying a debt limit increase or shutting down the government over the budget. The fight also concerns cuts that already have sliced huge chunks out of the defence spending, a burr under the saddle of Republicans, and government-funded social programs, part of the Democrats’ political catechism. Congressional action is needed to lift those cuts, which were part of a 2011 deal that side-stepped debt default two years ago. Those reductions run through 2021, but were intended to be so onerous to both political parties that they would be forced to compromise. That never happened as the nation’s capital fell into the grip of a partisan stalemate not seen in decades. Efforts to bridge the chasm during the August legislative break have proven a fool’s errand, with neither side any closer to a big deal that would reduce the nation’s deficit — the issue drives all others when it comes to any agreement on taxes and spending by an increasingly unpopular Washington government. “The president has been trying for months, privately and quietly, with Republican leaders in the House and Senate to work out some sort of reasonable compromise. As of this date there is no evidence of progress,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat

San Diego mayor keeps a low profile on last day

who is assistant majority leader and whip. “I’m afraid we’re going to go to the brink. I hope I’m wrong.” The White House says it will not negotiate over health-care reforms, period. Here’s what’s at stake as soon as Congress returns on Sept. 9. First, the federal budget year ends on Sept. 30, and there is no agreement between members of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratcontrolled Senate on a budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Without a deal on a new spending plan or at least an agreement to temporarily continue funding at current levels, the government would be forced to shut-down. That happened in the mid-1990s when Bill Clinton was president, and it cost opposition Republicans dearly. Then, within a couple of weeks, the government will reach its limit on borrowing, known as the debt limit. Unless Congress agrees to raise that limit, the government would likely default on some of its debt, which would be a first in the country’s history. Until Obama was elected president in 2008, raising the debt limit was a matter of course. But Republican threats to block the increase in 2010, when they had regained control of the House, caused one of the global rating institutions to lower U.S. government creditworthiness for the first time.


RESIGNING AMID HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — Mayor Bob Filner was true to his reputation as a workaholic during most of his brief tenure at City Hall. Followers adopted a Twitter hashtag — filnereverywhere — to chronicle his nonstop pace riding a bicycle to school with children, crashing the podium at the city attorney’s news conference to denounce the speaker’s positions, and marching to protest violence against women. Filner, however, has turned into a virtual no-show since allegations surfaced last month that he sexually harassed women and culminated in his resignation less than nine months into his four-year term. He kept the low profile on Friday — his final day in office. The former 10-term congressman had no public appearances scheduled on his last day. His spokeswoman, Lena Lewis, didn’t immediately respond to messages seeking comment on his whereabouts. Employees in the City Hall lobby said they hadn’t seen the mayor. An office receptionist had no comment. Some women who identified themselves as targets of Filner’s sexual advances held a mock celebration to mark his last day in office. Attorney Gloria Allred was flanked by her clients as she displayed what she called parting gifts for Filner. She showed off a handheld mirror that she said Filner can look at when asking himself who’s to blame for his resignation, and a wallet-sized card containing California’s legal definition of sexual harassment. Filner, a Democrat, leaves office after bowing to enormous pressure from local and national leaders in his own political party. In a defiant farewell speech last week, the onetime civil rights activist told the City Council he was the innocent victim of a “lynch mob.” Among the many unanswered questions is how someone who acknowledged mistreating women for many years — but denied sexually harassing them — could have survived for so long in politics. Only he and perhaps a small circle of advisers know how his behaviour went undetected, and they aren’t talking.


An inhabitant uses a bucket with water to fight against a wildfire in Santiago de Besteiros, near Tondela, north Portugal, Friday. Portuguese officials said a woman firefighter died in a forest blaze, becoming the fifth fatality among emergency crews in a month as summer wildfires scorch large areas of parched countryside.

NKorea withdraws invite for U.S. envoy BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to travel to Pyongyang to seek the release of a detained American, the State Department said Friday, abruptly dimming hopes for improved relations already strained by the North’s nuclear program. Bob King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights, was due to travel Friday from Tokyo to Pyongyang to request a pardon and amnesty for Kenneth Bae, and return the next day. Bae, a 45-year-old tour operator and Christian missionary, was sentenced in April to 15 years of hard labour by the authoritarian state, which accused him of subversion. He was recently hospitalized. Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the U.S. was “surprised and disappointed by North Korea’s decision” and remains gravely concerned about Bae’s health. U.S. officials said they were puzzled by the North Korean move, as the two sides had been co-ordinating closely to facilitate King’s trip. It would have been the first pub-

Practice bomb lands near Maryland tavern BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SUDLERSVILLE, Md. — An electronic failure may be to blame for a practice bomb that was dropped from a jet onto a tavern’s parking lot, a Maryland National Guard official said Friday. An A-10 Warthog jet from the 104th Fighter Squadron in the 175th Wing was returning from a training mission Thursday night to Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River when the inert device was dropped, guard spokesman Lt. Col. Charles Kohler said. The guard has grounded the aircraft while it investigates. Kohler didn’t yet know exactly what device it was, but said it is made to fly like a 500-pund bomb, but weighs much less. “This is an unfortunate incident and we’re very lucky that no one was hurt. Safety is a top priority in all operations,” Kohler said. A customer at Darlene’s Tavern in Sudlersville came in from outside saying he thought a car in the parking lot was on fire, said owner Darlene Hurley. The car was covered in dust and stones and a few feet away was a 3-foot deep hole, she said. They called 911. Police officers dug in the hole and when they spotted the fins of the device, they called in the fire marshal’s bomb squad, Hurley said. Bomb technicians determined that it was a practice aerial bomb.

lic trip to North Korea by an Obama administration official in more than two years. King intends to return to Washington from Tokyo on Saturday. Bae’s family expressed disappointment but said they were holding on to faith that North Korean and U.S. diplomats would resume talks soon. “We have sought clarification from the DPRK about its decision and have made every effort so that Ambassador King’s trip could continue as planned or take place at a later date,” Harf said in a statement, referring to the country’s formal title of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “We remain gravely concerned about Mr. Bae’s health and we continue to urge the DPRK authorities to grant Mr. Bae special amnesty and immediate release on humanitarian grounds,” Harf said. The North Korean diplomatic mission at the United Nations in New York declined to comment Friday. In a sign that all was not well, North Korea abruptly took a stronger tone Thursday in its criticism of U.S.-South Korean military drills that began Aug. 19 and were concluded Friday.

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