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Red Deer Advocate WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013

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The terminal building at Red Deer Airport got a lot busier on Tuesday, as Air Canada started scheduled passenger service out of the Springbrook-based aviation facility. Nearly 100 people — including officials from Air Canada, the City of Red Deer, Red Deer County and the provincial and federal governments — gathered for a ceremony before the departure of an Air Canada Express Beechcraft 1900D for Calgary. The new schedule consists of three such flights every day: at 5:30 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 2:10 p.m., with return flights from Calgary arriving at 9:12 a.m., 1:47 p.m. and 9:57 p.m. These 42 new weekly departures and arrivals more than double the number of scheduled passenger flights previously available at the Red Deer Airport through Northwestern Air, which flies west to Kelowna and Abbotsford, and north to Fort McMurray. “To think that a little over a year ago we started with four scheduled departures and arrivals from this airport per week,” said RJ Steenstra, CEO of the Red Deer Regional Airport Authority. “Today we grow to 60 scheduled departures and arrivals per week from Red Deer Airport.” More significant is the fact those new flights dovetail with Air Canada’s national and international schedule out of the Calgary International Airport. “It connects Central Albertans to the rest of the world through direct service out of Red Deer,” said Steenstra. Angela Mah, Air Canada’s manager of media relations for Western Canada, stressed this connectivity as well. “You are now one step away from going to London Heathrow, to Frankfurt, to Toronto, to Washington, to all these other places worldwide that Air Canada takes you to,” said Mah, who grew up in Red Deer. “It’s one ticket and one purchase price.” She added that Air Canada has priced its Red Deer flights so that they’re an attractive alternative for passengers who might otherwise drive to the airports at Calgary or Edmonton. “You will find that it’s very compelling to fly out of Red Deer, compared to flying out of Calgary.” Steenstra said Air Canada’s new service should also raise the region’s profile. “You can go to any travel site, see Red Deer on that travel site, and get to fly into Red Deer. It just puts Central Alberta on the map for everybody inbound.” Mah said her company’s decision to expand its operations to the Red Deer Airport was motivated by the economic strength of the area.

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Kevin Pipp Frank with Team Bissell Pro Cycling during the Tour of Alberta cycling race time trials in Edmonton on Tuesday.

SLOVAKIAN PETER SAGAN WINS PROLOGUE OF TOUR OF ALBERTA; RYDER HESJEDAL IN TOP 10 BY BOB WEBER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Pre-race favourite Peter Sagan made a little bit of history Tuesday night when he became the first man to wear the yellow jersey in the inaugural stage of the Tour of Alberta cycling race. The Cannondale team rider took a commanding 13-second lead over his nearest competitor in the opening 7.3-kilometre time trial. Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal sits in 10th, 30 seconds back of Sagan. “I was trying to do well here,” said Sagan, a 23-year-old Slovak rider. “It’s the first stage and it’s important. I felt very very good.” Sagan, not normally known as a time triallist, completed the stage in eight hours 28 minutes one second. Sagan said he was surprised by the hundreds of people who lined the route and crowded the downtown Edmonton square where the race begins. “In Alberta, I am here for the first time and I am surprised at how many people were watching,” said Sagan. “It was very good.” Hesjedal echoed Sagan’s praise for the race. “As I hoped, it was phenomenal. We’re very used

to big-time bike racing all over the world, and it felt just like it always does here,” said Hesjedal. “The fans were incredible, the course was incredible. It was a pleasure.” BMC Racing’s Cadel Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champion and another rider considered to have a chance at the first-ever Tour of Alberta podium, also finished in the top 10, about 20 seconds back of Sagan. Hesjedal’s Garmin-Sharp teammate Rohan Dennis, 23, came in second at 8:41:65. The prologue was laid out over a twisty, up-anddown loop linking Edmonton’s downtown, the provincial legislature and the city’s leafy river valley neighbourhoods. Margins are expected to be tight and battles for time bonuses will be crucial. With the race’s lone mountain stage cancelled due to road damage from floods early in the summer, there will be no epic climbing stages to string out the peloton and separate contenders. Most stages are expected to end in bunch sprints, in which all riders in the first group to cross the finish receive the same time.

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Black bear alarms campers BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Two families were trapped in their trailers as a black bear strolled into their campsite during their Labour Day weekend getaway near Rocky Mountain House. The furry predator wandered into their site Saturday when Derek Fuchs was camping with his wife and two children and another couple with two children at Crimson Lake Provincial Park. “We heard something walking in the woods and there are lots of deer there, so I grabbed my flashlight and started scanning the forest to see what is

out there and couldn’t find anything,” said Fuchs. “Then I scanned the flashlight down right in front of us and there is a bear right there, at the edge of the trees. About 10 or 15 feet away.” The adults, who were outside at time, ran into the nearest camper. This left Fuchs’ sleeping sons in the other trailer about 50 metres away from where the parents were holed up waiting for the bear to wander out. Experienced campers, Fuchs said they had no food or garbage left out and the only food they had was what was in their hands.

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France to wait until U.S. vote on Syrian strike France will not carry out missile strikes against Syria on its own and is awaiting a decision from the U.S. Congress. Story on PAGE A7



A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

City air quality falls short of benchmark BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF


Red Deer’s air quality fell short of reaching the Environmental Master Plan’s benchmark for 2012. Council heard a year end report card highlighting the plan’s progress made in 2012 on Tuesday. The report was the second since the plan was adopted in 2011. Nancy Hackett, the city’s Environmental Initiatives supervisor, said the momentum from 2011 is continuing but there are some issues that need more attention including waste management, waste diversion and air quality. Air quality was the only metric or focus area that did not see any improvements. “Overall Red Deer has pretty good air quality,” said Hackett. “If you look at all the factors that measure air quality it is only the particulate matter that we’re exceeding the standard. That’s something we want to address. We want to continue having that good air quality.” Through various programs and initiatives and by working with Alberta Environment the city hopes to address the air issue in 2013. Hackett said there has been come great progress in water conservation and some of the energy initiatives in 2012. For example, water consumption per capita has reduced to 210 litres from 240 litres over the last 12 months. Council also directed administration to conduct research and develop options including regulations, restrictions or criteria for owning wood fire boilers in the city. While the outdoor wood fired heaters or wood fire boilers are not common in Red Deer, they are marketed at home shows in Central Alberta. As wood fire boilers are a known contributor to air pollution, the environmental advisory committee recognized this as an opportunity to be proactive in

regulating or placing some restrictions on these type of wood burning appliances. There are no specific written policies municipal restrictions in Red Deer for wood boilers aside from the Alberta Building Code’s general requirements. In the next year, the city will continue to look at ways to green its fleet, reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and other projects. In other council news: ● Coun. Frank Wong announced on Tuesday he will seek a fourth-term on council. Wong was the final member of council to announce his intentions for the Oct. 21 civic election. Wong, 64, said he was encouraged by the community to run again and he wants to continue serving all Red Deerians. Wong said he has unfinished business left including working on the Intermunicipal Development Plan with the County of Red Deer and advancing the opportunities for residents living in north Red Deer. Wong was first elected in 2004. ● The City of Red Deer will continue to support the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA) in its efforts to bring the impacts of poverty to the forefront in Red Deer, poverty reduction initiatives and to develop a living wage for the city. But the decision did not come swiftly as debate of a living wage and the city’s role in ending poverty heated up council chambers. Coun. Chris Stephan questioned whether the municipal government should delve into social issues. Stephan said the city should focus on things within its own jurisdiction. “I think people have the freedom to make choices,” said Stephan. “I think we need to give people the freedom to choose their (life). If society wants

to end poverty, it is not going to be done by governments sticking its head in there and forcing people to do what it thinks is the right thing. It’s by people using their free agency to make good choices. That’s what we should be encouraging. It’s not the government forcing things down people’s throats.” Coun. Buck Buchanan said the notice of motion was put forward by CAPRA and shows what they are seeing in the community. Buchanan said poverty is real issue in the province and in Red Deer. “For a municipal government not to be a partner at the table dealing with this then shame on us,” said Buchanan. “I think we are doing the right thing. We are saying the right things but we better get it right.” Buchanan said he does not suggest government will rectify the issue indefinitely but must be a player a the table. In 2014, the city will continue its work on its Social Master Plan that will ultimately determine its role in various initiatives. ● A proposed parking lot for Jackpot Casino will not go ahead on 4643 50th street and 4637 50th Street in Parkvale. First reading of a land use bylaw amendment that would allow for the construction was defeated. The land is currently zoned for single family dwelling and duplexes under the City of Red Deer’s Land Use bylaw. In April, the two buildings on the site – Botterill House and a bungalow – were demolished. Council said there are opportunities to work with the owner to meet its parking needs. The Parkvale Community Association does not support a parking lot. ● The City of Red Deer is about to touch gloves with the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission. Council agreed to enter into talks with the City of Edmonton to act as the commission overseeing mixed martial arts, boxing and other combative sports competitions in Red Deer.


FLIGHTS: People booking to destinations across Canada Much of Alberta’s oil and gas servicing sector is based here, she said, and Red Deer is the province’s third largest city and growing rapidly. Since Air Canada announced on July 10 that it would begin flying between Red Deer and Calgary, many Central Albertans have chosen Red Deer Airport as the starting point for their national and international trips, said Mah. “We’re seeing people in our bookings right now booking to destinations across Canada, such as Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax, but we’re really excited to see people are booking flights from Red Deer to California, to Chicago, to Washington, D.C., to Zurich in Europe, and to Tokyo.” She said it’s important for area residents to rally around the new service, adding that Air Canada will increase the frequency of its Red Deer flights and dedicate larger aircraft if demand warrants. Eamonn Horan-Lunney, Air Canada’s director of government affairs and community relations for Western Canada, said his company will seek to raise awareness that it is now operating out of the Red Deer Airport. “We’ll be working with your community leaders in the coming months to make sure that you know our services and our products, so we take this to the next step.” The Beechcraft 1900D airplanes flying between Red Deer and Calgary will be operated by Air Georgian under the Air Canada Express brand. The twinengine turboprop planes have seating for 18 and a cruising speed of 500 km/h. Air Canada flies to more than 175 destinations on five continents. These include 60 in Canada, 53 in the United States, and 67 in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. For more information about Air Canada or to book a flight, go to

CYCLING: Battling clock “I’ll try and hold the yellow jersey, but I am still preparing for Quebec-Montreal,” said Sagan, referring to races in Quebec scheduled immediately after the Alberta event. “We will see during the race what I can do.” Because they’re battling only against the clock,

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Flight AC 7206 prepares to depart from the Red Deer Airport on Tuesday, following a ceremony marking the commencement of Air Canada service at the airport. Tuesday’s time trial was one of the choice spots in the race for riders to squeeze out a few precious seconds on their rivals. Hesjedal said that Sagan’s healthy early-race lead is going to make it tough for anyone else looking to wear yellow. “Most people in the race knew that if he rode the way can he’s very capable of winning this race and already he’s putting into people,” said the Canadian. “It definitely makes it difficult.” The course favours sprinters like Sagan, Hesjedal said. “But we all know things can change of the road and anything can happen.” On Wednesday, the race moves north along Edmonton’s refinery row, then loops back south through rolling parkland. The 159-kilometre stage ends in Camrose. The Tour of Alberta then cycles through prairies, badlands and foothills before ending up in downtown Calgary on Friday for a total 900 kilometres of racing. The Tour is the largest and most highly-ranked bike race ever held in Canada. It involves six topranked teams from the European Pro Tour and eight teams from the Continental tour, as well as the Canadian national team. Its 117 riders include 11 winners of single stages or one-day events, five current national champions, two world champions and two major European tour winners, including Hesjedal, winner of the 2012 Giro d’Italia.

BEAR: Scared away They immediately called 911 and were told some-

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one would be sent out to deal with the bear. But with the two boys in the other trailer alone, Fuchs felt something had to be done. “It was one of those things, do you do a 50-yard sprint to my trailer or a five-yard sprint to this trailer,” said Fuchs. “We did the five-yard sprint.” So Fuchs and the other father jumped in their vehicle in an attempt to find the conservation officer. But by that time they could hear their children crying, so they turned around and ran to the other trailer. “At that point we had no idea where the bear was so we opened the door and looked out with a flashlight and he’s in the middle of the campsite, maybe 10 to 15 feet away,” said Fuchs. “He’s not doing anything, he’s not eating food, he’s just sitting there.” At one point Fuchs set off his car alarm in an attempt to scare the bear off but it didn’t work. The bear just sat in the campsite, licking its paws. When the conservation officer showed up, the bear was resting less than two metres behind Fuchs’ trailer. Rather than kill the bear, the conservation officer used rubber bullets to scare it off. “He walked over to the bear, probably 20 feet away, and shot at him and within a millisecond the bear was gone,” said Fuchs. “He was just gone.” No one was hurt during the bear encounter but the families took extra precautions on Sunday with more lights set up around the campsite. Bertha Taks, who works at Crimson Lake Provincial Park, said the bear has only been a problem at the park for the last week. “It’s just a young bear, he’s after food as it is time to store up for the winter,” said Taks. A trap has been set in hopes of catching the bear.













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‘High needs’ refugees singled out CANADIAN GOVERNMENT EXAMINED LIMITING THOSE WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS: DOCUMENTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The federal government has examined setting limits on the number of refugees that Canada takes in with health problems, such as trauma from torture. Staff at Citizenship and Immigration Canada were asked last year to suggest ways to cut down on the number of “high needs” refugees in order to reduce strain on the health-care system, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press. That request came from former immigration minister Jason Kenney, who is still the Conservatives’ minister responsible for multiculturalism. He was eventually given a series of options including a cap on refugees with health problems — such as “developmental delay, blindness, victims of trauma and torture” — allowed from within a specific population group, according to one memo. There were concerns such a change might create a public-relations problem. Canadians might consider it an abdication of the country’s efforts to help the world’s most vulnerable, according to the 2012 memo. “Implementing quotas for refugees with these needs could be perceived as a reversal of Canada’s humanitarian tradition,” says the memo, signed last Dec. 11 by a top official in the immigration department, Neil Yeates. “Vulnerable refugees would be disproportionately affected, as vulnerability within refugee populations is often tied to health and mobility issues.” Another option suggested was to work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to change the definition of a “medical case referral,” in order to curb the number of refugee arrivals with “serious medical needs.” Those proposals are now coming to light amid a major overhaul to Canada’s refugee policies, affecting everything from which refugees the country accepts to how claims are processed.

Starting in 2013-14, Ottawa will shift away from a global resettlement program to focus on between three and five specific refugee populations. The Conservatives have, meanwhile, faced criticism for last year’s cuts to health services provided to refugees and refugee claimants. Doctors and refugee advocates argue that the move is short-sighted and puts the most vulnerable at risk. The cost of the refugee health-care program had climbed to $82.9 million in 2011-12, from $48.3 million in 2006-07, Citizenship and Immigration statistics show.

‘IMPLEMENTING QUOTAS FOR REFUGEES WITH THESE NEEDS COULD BE PERCEIVED AS A REVERSAL OF CANADA’S HUMANITARIAN TRADITION . . . VULNERABLE REFUGEES WOULD BE DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED, AS VULNERABILITY WITHIN REFUGEE POPULATIONS IS OFTEN TIED TO HEALTH AND MOBILITY ISSUES.’ It’s unclear whether the idea of health quotas remains under consideration. Kenney was advised to give a response by Jan. 2, 2013, to the memo, which is heavily redacted. Chris Alexander took over Kenney’s ministerial post in the July cabinet shuffle. A spokeswoman at Citizenship and Immigration, Andrea Khanjin, would neither confirm nor deny whether the federal government had chosen to pursue one of the options laid out in the memo. “I can tell you that our Conservative government will continue to give refuge to the most vulnerable populations,” Khanjin said in an email.


“Canada welcomes one out of every 10 refugees resettled around the world, more than almost any other country in the world.” The memo says Canada accepts 10 per cent of all medical cases referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees — more than any country except the United States. That memo is one in a series prepared for Kenney that propose changes to ensure refugees selected to live in Canada are healthier, more easily integrated, and allow for efficient processing. The new approach marks a drastic shift — away from responding to the needs of refugees toward more self-serving aims, says one refugee advocacy group. Economic benefits and cost-cutting are being prioritized over the humanitarian concerns of the world’s most vulnerable, said Janet Dench, executive director of the Canadian Council for Refugees. “What we seem to be seeing is that everything is being subsumed under the overall objective of serving Canada’s economic needs,” she said in an interview. “They’re evaluating refugees on the basis of which ones are going to be best for Canada’s economy.” According to the memo, Kenney had asked the department to come up with a way to manage the number of refugees arriving with health problems as part of a “larger strategy to improve refugee outcomes.” There’s apparently another factor influencing Canada’s refugee efforts: federal foreign-policy goals. A proposal to resettle 5,000 refugees out of Ankara would complement “Canada’s efforts to build a bilateral relationship with Turkey,” said a memo dated Oct. 30, 2012. The same memo shows that Ottawa’s move to narrow its focus to three to five populations went against the wishes of the UNHCR, which manages refugees internationally. “UNHCR would prefer Canada not move away from its global approach,” the document said.

Smith wants to exempt High River students from school fees BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON — Police had to rescue a woman and her choking baby from an Edmonton home after an intruder filled the residence with bear spray fumes. A man kicked his way into the north-side home Sunday night and set off a can of the spray when he was confronted. A woman inside grabbed her nine-month-old baby and hid in a bathroom to call police. Officers arriving at the scene ran in and quickly removed the woman and her baby, who was beginning to choke on the fumes. The infant was treated at the scene and officers were able to catch the home invader, who is facing multiple charges. Firefighters used fans to clear the home, but officials say it may take days for the house to fully air out.

The climbers fell early Sunday morning into a crevasse on Emmons Glacier at about the 3,500-metre level on the 4,400 metre active volcano, said a news release from the U.S. National Park Service. The men were on their way to the summit of the mountain. The service said the incident was reported by another climbing team that happened to see the three fallen men at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday. A crew of about 36 personnel worked on the rescue. A helicopter pilot managed to drop a four-person rescue team to within about 30 metres of the accident scene. The service said the injured men were extracted by a newly established short-haul helicopter system. Susan Gregg of the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said two of the men, aged 31, were transported there by helicopter on Sunday. “Both are in our in the intensive care unit, but they are serious and improving and both conscious,” she said in an interview. The third man, whose injuries were less severe, was taken to another hospital. The climbers’ names have not been released. More than 10,000 people attempt to climb Mount Rainier every year, but fewer than half that number actually reach the summit, according to statistics from the Park Service.

Climbers recovering in hospital after fall from Mount Rainier

Autopsy on Hobbema toddler inconclusive

SEATTLE — Dozens of search and rescue members on Washington state’s Mount Rainier were deployed to rescue three Canadian climbers who fell into crevasse. Two of the three men who tumbled — one from Surrey, B.C., and the other from Edmonton — are in hospital in serious condition.

HOBBEMA — An autopsy conducted by the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the death of a toddler on the Ermineskin First Nation was conducted on Tuesday. A cause of death has not been established at this time pending the result of further tests. The RCMP continue to investigate this matter.



Mom, baby, flee to bathroom to escape invader-released fumes



Tatu and Loulis get their lunch from Lisa Wilding, a graduate student at Central Washington University’s Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute, Friday, April 12, 2013, in Ellensburg, Wash. The last two remaining chimpanzees from a research centre in Washington state have arrived safely at their new home in Canada. The director of Central Washington University’s Chimpanzee and Human Communications Institute accompanied Tatu and Loulis to the Fauna Foundation, an 80-hectare sanctuary in Quebec.

CALGARY — Alberta Premier Alison Redford says it isn’t up to her government to decide whether to cut school feels for students affected by flooding in High River last June. The community was devastated about 10 weeks ago by high waters that swamped a significant area of southern Alberta. Wildrose Opposition Leader Danielle Smith wants school fees cut for every student in High River. She says parents need a break because most families haven’t received any money from the province’s disaster recovery program. Premier Alison Redford told reporters in Calgary that it’s not appropriate to come up with “extraordinary remedies” to deal with particular circumstances. She also pointed out that fees are under the jurisdiction of local school boards. “We’ve been very clear that school fees are decisions that are made at the local level. They’re a discussion that takes place between parents and local school boards,” Redford said Tuesday. She added that 80 of 83 schools affected by flooding welcomed students back Tuesday with the exception of one in Calgary and two in High River, which have been delayed a bit. The premier also rejected suggestions that money for disaster relief has been slow in coming. “There are 8,200 active files where (disaster relief program) representatives are working with people who have made applications. And in 1,800 of those circumstances — approximately 25 per cent — cheques have been written.” The Wildrose party is coming up with ideas that do nothing more than “exacerbate differences” between communities, Redford suggested. “I’m pretty sure as we head into political silly season, which seems to be all year now, that we’re going to see people say, ‘Well, we need to fix this because of this problem,”’ she said. “These are particular circumstances . . . there is a policy that we have in place with respect to school fees. We believe it’s important for school boards and communities to make decisions with respect to that.”




A measured response BUT WHY AREN’T OUR POLITICIANS DEBATING SYRIA IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS? The prime minister acknowledged anxiety in the country a decade after the runup to a botched war in Iraq, but he tried to lay out the differences this time in Syria. The opposition leader, and some government members, slowed any march to a military strike by TIM rightly raising HARPER concerns. The former foreign minister said the government has not proved its case, but a one-time defence minister said the international community’s credibility would be damaged if it did not move on Bashar Assad. It all played out in a spirited, informative debate in Parliament because, as the foreign minister put it, “that’s what Parliament is for.’’ No, not here. London. The British Parliament convened on a summer day to debate the most vexing and perilous international question in many years while our Parliament remained shuttered, home only


to tourists and construction workers. Yes, there is danger in drawing parallels between London and the government of David Cameron and Ottawa and the government of Stephen Harper. Cameron presides over a coalition government and has little manoeuvrability. Harper has a majority and every right to take any executive action he wants on international matters without parliamentary approval. Britain still deals with the shadow of Iraq and the 179 soldiers it lost in the ill-fated mission. Canada deals with no such legacy because former prime minister Jean Chrétien kept us out of the George W. Bush coalition of the willing. Should there be western reprisals in Syria, Britain will be key to the effort. Ottawa will be more of a quiet cheerleader, its role symbolic or supportive. Last week, Harper finally pronounced on Syria, saying he is a “reluctant convert” to the need for a western response, but after talking to allies, he stands with those weighing a strike. He said there are no plans for a Canadian contribution to any military action and said there was no ideal outcome to this crisis. His position was measured and nuanced, without any bellicosity or rhetoric, a long way from the “we won’t cut and run” in Afghanistan Harper, an

even longer way from opposition leader Harper claiming Chrétien made “a serious mistake” in not taking us into Iraq. This is a much more circumspect prime minister after years of using the military as a jingoistic symbol. So, if we are not putting any Canadian lives at risk and are supporters rather than participants, surely, some will argue, there is no point in airlifting 308 MPs back to the sleepy capital for that. After all, the Commons didn’t vote to join Desert Storm with the first Bush, or vote to stay apart from the Iraq folly of his son. But that’s what the place is for. Canada’s support, even if symbolic, is crucial to any mission or strike that does not carry with it a United Nations stamp, and this one will not. There is serious doubt about the legality of going around the UN and the more national voices giving it legitimacy, the better. If our Parliament can speak with one voice in that support, it is to our credit. If the “responsibility to protect’’ doctrine is cited, that merits Canadian debate because, as former United Nations ambassador Allan Rock reminded last week, this country was the “father” to the doctrine and it is tailor made for Syrian intervention. Surely there are MPs who have con-

cerns about the potential for regional conflict looming, the threat of an Iranian strike on Israel, the long-term ramifications of the West’s relations with Russia. There is always a danger of “mission creep” drawing Canada beyond a symbolic role. Do MPs have nothing to say about our humanitarian aid or a Canadian lifeline for Syrian refugees? They should be heard. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has briefed Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, and that is proper. But Mulcair and Trudeau deserve the opportunity to lay out their views on this crisis, while it is unfolding, in the House of Commons. Both men want to be prime minister, so let them stand in their place and explain what they would do if they held power. Harper allowed votes on extending the Afghanistan mission twice and on Canadian participation and — then an extension — of the 2011 NATO Libyan mission. We are not joining any potential mission, but we are backing one, and for that reason alone, Canadians deserve to hear from the men and women we sent to Ottawa to represent us. Tim Harper is a syndicated Toronto Star national affairs writer. He can be reached at

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Are we taking the direct pipeline to disaster? Linked together, energy-related pipelines crisscrossing Alberta’s surface could easily reach the moon. The more than 400,000 km of provincially-regulated oil and gas lines are also aging or corroding rapidly. Some are as old as 50 years — 40 per cent were built before 1990. That’s a recipe for disaster. While Premier Alison Redford maintains Alberta’s pipeline safety is cause for applause, frequent spills from the aging infrastructure have many questioning the province’s competence to safely manage this massive web. And a recent government pipeline study has cast furRICK ther doubts. Critics rightfully ZEMANEK want to know how the province concludes in the report that “Alberta leads in pipeline safety and provides the most thorough overall pipeline regulatory regime of all assessed jurisdictions.” Mike Hudema, of Greenpeace Canada, said that with the frequency of pipeline spills in Alberta, the province has “no legs to stand on to claim that it’s a good jurisdiction.” Hudema said, “Alberta averages about two crude-oil spills every single day. That’s a pretty shocking statistic.” The much-anticipated study, which involved only industry players — environmental and other public interest groups were excluded — has been given a failing grade by critics who say it’s not even close to addressing the current situation. “It does not go far enough. It does not talk about


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the spills we had,” said Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle. “It does not talk about how we could have avoided them. It does not talk about the state of what our pipelines are currently in,” said Towle. Adding that the $450,000 report prepared by Group 10 Engineering “could have been a much better use of taxpayers’ dollars had it gone where it was supposed to go.” Hudema said Albertans wanted a comprehensive examination of the current pipelines and solutions. “Instead, what they got was a report that really just looked at regulations on paper. It didn’t actually look at any pipeline incidents at all. It didn’t look at enforcement.” In response to the report, a coalition of 54 groups is demanding Alberta’s auditor general conduct a safety review of the pipeline system, according to a recent report in the Advocate. The coalition called the report “a failure” since it was merely a review of current regulations. “Albertans deserve a real pipeline safety review,” said Don Bester, president of the Alberta Surface Rights Group. “They deserve an independent review that takes a holistic look at Alberta’s mounting pipeline problems. The auditor general of Saskatchewan already undertook such a review and we hope that our provincial auditor will do the same.” The Alberta Wilderness Association has joined the howl of protests, calling the report “inadequate,” said Carolyn Campbell, AWA conservation specialist. Its website lists 10 “major pipeline ruptures” in the past two years. Triggering the report was that unenviable record of pipeline disasters. The 500,000-litre spill of crude oil in the upper Red Deer River from a Plains Midstream Canada 46-year-old pipeline was the third leak in Alberta in June 2012. It was discovered by nearby residents on June 7, not the company. Some

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LETTERS In the Tuesday, Aug. 27, edition of the Red Deer Advocate, Guillermo Barron takes Bill Pogmore to task for pointing out that the Bible condemns homosexuality. “And he’s exactly right,” claims Barron, referring to the Levitical injunction to execute homosexuals. (Lev. 20:13) Then he goes on to list various other capital offences mentioned in the Law of Moses. Turning to the New Testament, he also wonders whether Luke 18:22-25 indicates that God dislikes the wealthy, but I fail to understand his exegesis. Why does Christ’s suggestion that one person share his wealth constitute dislike of the wealthy as a group? And when Barron wonders about God’s possible disapproval of the traditional family, he cites Matthew 10:35-37, but this passage simply asserts that in the Judeo-Roman world, becoming a Christian would not make you popular with your relatives. Again, I question his analysis. I’ll be charitable and simply surmise that Mr. Barron is not Christianbashing but simply reacting in kind to an overly literal reading of the Bible. If so, his use of satire is instructive, since literalism and fundamentalism are tearing the world apart as we speak, although Christians certainly have no monopoly on this error. After pointing out the diversity of opinions among Christians, he wonders “... why is it so hard for (God’s) followers to actually find out what (the Deity’s) plan is?” Actually, it’s quite easy. In Mark 12: 28-31, we read that one of the teachers of the law who had heard Jesus debating, asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” And Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” In Matthew 7:12, he tells us to do for others what we would like them to do for us. Humankind intuitively recognizes the wisdom of this. Not only Christian groups, but all major world religions profess the Golden Rule, and if the “inhuman race” would only practice it, there would be no wars, drug addictions, violence, bullying, suicide bombings, or similar evils. The whole spectrum of nastiness would disappear. Love would displace politics as religion’s driving force. This is what the apostle James means when he says that “... the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it — he will be blessed in what he does.” (1:25) In his letter to the Romans, the apostle Paul adds that ”... we have been released from the law, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written code.” (7:6) Discrimination is another matter, though. To discriminate means to differentiate. It is simply not possible to avoid all discrimination, nor should we have to. When we jail child molesters or murderers, for example, we have discriminated against them, but in a positive sense. Society must be protected from those who ignore their responsibilities, or chaos will result. The crunch comes when we disagree on what is damaging to individuals and society as a whole, but we do have the Golden Rule to guide us in everything, including our attitudes and practices toward homosexuals. In our pluralistic society, we occasionally also need to react with toleration and even humour, even while considering certain concepts and practices repugnant. On a visit to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, we encountered a bumper sticker which referred to heterosexuals as “breeders.” The intent was likely to point out that heterosexuals are supposedly responsible for overpopulating the Earth, thereby stressing the environment. Did that bit of discrimination constitute a hate crime against heterosexuals? Perhaps, but we tolerate that sort of thing. Ironically, no homosexual would exist without the active collaboration of heterosexuals! Another word that is often carelessly and inappropriately used in this connection is “homophobia,” Phobia means fear, not disapproval. Yet it is entirely possible to oppose something that doesn’t necessarily frighten you. Does Barron’s opposition to Christianity make him “christophobic?” He also wonders whether “... God keeps his real priorities under wraps because he wants to sow religious discord.” No — God is good, by definition. Webster describes God as “the Being perfect in power, wisdom, and goodness whom men worship as creator and ruler of the universe.” So if religious discord exists, it is not the fault of God, but of God’s purported followers. “Or maybe he’s not even there,” adds Barron. That, of course, is difficult to prove, one way or another. When a Christian looks at the sky, (s)he sees the handiwork of God. When an atheist does so, (s)he sees

the product of naturistic processes. We need to recognize that what we think we’re observing depends on certain a priori commitments we’ve made. Most Canadians, continues Barron, “are pretty committed to a democratic state that accepts everyone, no matter what their religious or sexual orientation (as long as they don’t threaten the social order.)” But then why are female Canadians, who constitute over half the population, ignored in our national anthem, when it urges, “True patriot love in all thy sons command?” And women are also under-represented in our assemblies. It seems that our liberal democracy also has some serious shortcomings. Note Barron’s own fundamentally sexist assumptions about God as well. God is referred to as “he,” “he’s” and “his.” Is Barron being swept along uncritically by the majority of Christians? Or of our democratic state? By contrast, consider that the Bible also contains many feminine metaphors about God, such as in Isaiah 49:15 and Luke 13:34, and that these were written in times of male domination. God transcends the material world. God’s nature is spiritual and therefore asexual. Barron is right when he states that “... merely quoting the Bible won’t necessarily shake our values.” Our society has indeed lost its Christian consensus. We live in a post-Christian age. In many circles, appealing to the Bible is probably less effective than appealing to Wikipedia. Pity. In Genesis, God makes males and females co-responsible managers of the earth, and in his letter to the Galatians (3:28) the supposedly sexist apostle Paul asserts that in Christ, “there is neither ... male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” What probably bothers me most about Mr. Barron’s thinking, though, is that he’s apparently religiously committed to the god of reason, but doesn’t recognize this. Reason seems to be his ultimate source of meaning: “cogito ergo sum”. Let me ask: if the path of reason is so satisfying and salutary, why did it help produce at least three major revolutions, with all their respective violence, terror, and injustice? I refer, of course, to the French, American, and Russian Revolutions. How could reason produce such destructive polar opposites as individualism and collectivism? It seems the rationalists are not all on the same page either — no better than the Christians. In my opinion, the main religious problem with the “inhuman race” is that we keep creating gods in our own image, rather than acknowledging that we’ve been made to reflect God. That’s to be expected when our natural desire is to be in control. As one sage put it, “Civilization will really advance when the love of power is replaced by the power of love.” Jacob M. Van Vliet Red Deer County

Biblical discourse fails I have learned to know Guillermo Barron as a gentleman and a scholar, but his letter, Following the Bible to the letter means we execute gays, published in the Advocate on Aug. 27, does not show much anti-biblical love, however you define this. If one tackles the Bible, like any kind of philosophy, you must have some understanding how to do this. Barron does not know much about Biblical interpretation. If he had known some of the hermeneutical principles, he would not have referred to Lev. 20:13 and Numbers 15:35 in isolation as Bill Pogmore apparently did, whose article I did not read. Some of us who deeply respect and honour the Bible as God’s Word believe, just to mention this well-known rule: The Old Testament is in the New testament revealed and the New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed. In other words, a single verse cannot be understood without knowing scripture in its totality. A person who understands this comparison comes to very different and more respectful observations than Barron implies. In conclusion, it should be pointed out, the millions of Christians, and I know a good number of them in vari-

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4, 2013 ous cultures, have more in common than the widespread confusion there is about the nature and purpose of philosophical, especially post-modern thinking. Jack Hielema Red Deer

Clothing vouchers available for needy in our community In the letter from Brenda Clark regarding the Red Deer Clothing Bank, concern was expressed about lack of free or affordable children’s clothing. Canadian Mental Health has a voucher system (which means items are free) for individuals in need of clothing for any member of their family (babies to seniors) or for household necessities such as dishes or bedding. A person in need simply comes into our office, lets us know they are in need, and then they are given a voucher for either Bargain Treasures or Bibles for Missions (a partner in this service). Individuals may have three vouchers a year, with no questions asked (other than their name). In addition, as special circumstances occur, people can be given further assistance. As well, Salvation Army does issue vouchers for free clothing from Bargain Treasures, as needed. Many of the local support agencies and churches are aware of our voucher system and refer individuals to us as well. To date, (April to August 2013) we have issued 239 vouchers for a value of $4,500 of thrift shop goods. We want to support families in this community, so we are very happy to receive donations of gently used clothing of all sizes, which allows us then to sell at a very reduced rate, or for no charge with a voucher. Marion McGuigan Executive director CMHA Central Alberta Region

Canada’s rebuild incomplete The special article on your Focus page by Squadron Leader Stewart J. Staudinger (retired) was exciting to read and educational. It was a history lesson for Advocate readers. Entitled Canada returning to relevance, published on July 20, it reviewed Canada’s military/political history since the 1960s. Under the seemingly endless leadership of the Liberal Party, our Canada became a nobody and a joke on the international stage. I didn’t emigrate from our disgraced country as did Mr. Staudinger, but I did refuse to fly my Canadian flag for three decades. Since Canadians wised up a bit and elected a true leader in Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I am proudly hoisting my flag again. The 1960s was a pitiful decade in Canada and most of the western world. What really happened? It’s a sad, sad story. Most of the citizens of the western world changed their world-view and changed their philosophy of life. They gave themselves a different answer to the age-old question: What is the meaning of life? They no longer wanted to follow the Christian world view. They no longer accepted the God given Holy Bible directions for living; instead they wanted to make their own rules. They smugly got their moral instructions from the Supreme Court judges of the western world, who no doubt, consider themselves to be the finest minds in the universe. So where has this shift in our thinking got us? Well, since the 1960s, we have managed to kill off 55,000,000 unborn babies in North America alone! Aren’t we a wonderful loving society! Our nation needs to be reborn — it is sick, sick, sick. Jim Swan Red Deer

Patio pilot worth saving Have you been downtown lately? If the answer is no, you should treat yourself. Ever since June, the downtown core has been a focal point for the City

of Red Deer’s Best Summer Ever, and it’s living up to the hype. Head down on any Wednesday afternoon and enjoy a concert on the awardwinning Ross Street Patio. As offerings include a myriad of our own artists, the concert series has been a boon for both local musicians and citizens alike, pairing summer sunshine and patio atmosphere with community in ways that the downtown core has never seen before. Then stroll over to Little Gaetz for the delectable treats offered at the Downtown Farmer’s Market. If you missed the music on Wednesday, an encore performance is held on Thursday morning, further cementing the relationship between our local artists and Red Deer’s fine citizens. Food truck Fridays has been a great success, allowing patrons to sample the culinary offerings of many specialty food trucks in the city. Come back Friday night for the resoundingly successful Best Summer Ever Concert Series held on the Ross Street Patio the first Friday of every month, as again local bands grace a temporarily constructed stage set up on the patio. Come early, grab a bite from one of the many wonderful restaurants (or food trucks!) and pull up a lawn chair, provided by the city. There has been extensive revitalization work in our downtown core, increasing walkability and creating a vibrant atmosphere where people come together in pedestrian and family friendly splendour. Our core has been transformed into a community space that hasn’t been seen in this city for decades, and first up on the list of reasons for this success is the Ross Street Patio. Launched as a pilot project last year, and brought back by popular demand this year, the Ross Street Patio is already making international waves. The City of Red Deer was recognized by the International Downtown Association’s Downtown Merit Award for the work and initiatives related to the Ross Street Patio. This category recognizes capital improvements that enhance the urban design, physical function, or economic viability of downtown and the community. “The Ross Street Patio brought a whole new dynamic into our downtown. As a pilot project it was very successful in showing how streets can be transformed into vibrant gathering spaces. The Ross Street Patio is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.” — Craig Curtis, city manager Believe it or not, the future of the Ross Street Patio is in question. This fall, our newly elected city council will revisit the Ross Street Patio Project, to be included in the Capital Budget for 2014, and suggesting a permanent summer seasonal installation. There is even talk of a new pilot project to utilize the patio during the winter, complete with fun and exciting winter programming. With the October municipal election looming, we’ve noticed many new city council candidates declaring an opposition to this award-winning, cityenhancing community space, and we at the Red Deer Arts Council are urging our membership and all forward-thinking citizens to launch a letter-writing campaign in support of this valuable addition to our core. Write your city council. Write your mayor. They won’t know your thoughts unless you tell them. It’s up to us, the residents of this city, to guide their decisions. In this case, it’s imperative. And easy. Six words is all it takes: “I support the Ross Street Patio.” Your voice matters. Diane Hermary Secretary, Executive board Red Deer Arts Council

Who painted those lines? I am not too sure who I am supposed to write about this to but I figured the Red Deer Advocate was the perfect place. Have you seen the lines on Hwy 2 going to Calgary? They are definitely not straight! I have never seen such a terrible job. Not too sure what they were on when they did them. Toni Berlingette Red Deer


This god of reason fails in the face of love, caring


A6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Baird sent to G20 summit to talk Syria BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird will join his international counterparts to discuss the deepening crisis in Syria, on the sidelines of the G20 summit this week in Russia. With the U.S. Congress scheduled to vote on a military FRANCE TO WAIT strike against Syria, the ongo- UNTIL U.S. VOTE A7 ing bloodshed was threatening to overtake discussions at what is supposed to be an economic forum. Having foreign ministers meet simultaneously as world leaders do in St. Petersburg could help to keep the core agenda on track and defuse a showdown between Russia and other countries. “The minister will be going to continue to engage with his counterparts on the situation in Syria,” said Baird’s spokesman Rick Roth. The United States, France, Australia, Britain and Canada say they believe the regime of President Bashar Assad is to blame for a chemical weapons attack against innocent Syrian civilians two weeks ago. But Russia has been steadfastly opposed to any military action without the approval of the United Nations Security Council, and has expressed doubts about the source of the attack. It is one of the five veto-wielding, permanent members of the council. Baird and his fellow foreign ministers don’t normally attend the G20 but the ad-hoc group took shape on the eve of the summit. Other countries that are expected to send their foreign ministers include the United States, Brazil, China, Russia and Turkey. The official Opposition agreed the government should be sending Baird to St. Petersburg to join what they hoped would be a “full court press” on the U.S. and Russia — Syria’s main backer — to renew efforts towards a diplomatic solution to end more than two years of bloodshed that has left at least 100,000 dead. But NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar also called on the Harper government to temper its support of the looming American-led military strike on Syria, even as the Obama administration received crucial backing from leading lawmakers in Congress ahead of the vote. “We’d like to see as much pressure and focus on the diplomatic side as there are people musing about the military action.” Dewar said the government should wait until the United Nations has examined the evidence from the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. “We think history should teach us that we should be waiting for the UN report to come through, and so we’re not in support of what they’re contemplating right now in the U.S.,” said Dewar, referring to the faulty intelligence that led to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq a decade ago. U.S. President Barack Obama was planning to use the G20 gathering to build support for a military strike among some of the group’s more reluctant leaders. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Tuesday that an attack would be illegal without Security Council approval and could unleash more suffering throughout the region. “I take note of the argument for action to prevent a future use of chemical weapons. At the same time, we must consider the impact of any punitive measure on efforts to prevent further bloodshed and facilitate the political resolution of the conflict,” Ban told reporters.

Child under 12 killed six-year-old: RCMP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA — RCMP say they believe a child under 12 is responsible for the death of a six-year-old boy on a Saskatchewan reserve. Staff Sgt. Larry Brost says the child from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation cannot be charged because of his age. “Because the person investigators feel is responsible for this homicide is under the age of 12, the child cannot be charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act,” Brost said Tuesday at a news conference. He said the child suspect was known to police before the killing, but the two children did not know each other. Social Services spokeswoman Andrea Britten said the child is in the ministry’s care. The department will focus on his treatment and on the safety of the community, she said. “He is a child in need of protection and it is our responsibility to ensure he receives the treatment that he requires,” Britten said. “Those treatment needs are going to change as he grows older.” Lee Bonneau died in hospital last month from head injuries that police have said were consistent with an assault. Brost said a “weapon of opportunity” was used, but it may never be clear what exactly happened. “This is a unique case. We may never find that answer.” There is no evidence to suggest there may be other suspects, he said. “There’s no other person at this point in time in the investigation that could be responsible for this other than this child,” Brost said. He said Lee was last seen walking with the suspect outside the community’s recreation centre, where Lee’s foster mother had gone to play bingo. RCMP received the initial report of a missing child on Aug. 21. The child was found about 20 minutes later in a wooded area about two blocks from the centre. Brost said police have not been able to find anyone who witnessed what happened. Authorities have said Bonneau, who was not a member of the First Nation, was in the care of the Ministry of Social Services. His foster home was just off the reserve. His family has asked for privacy. Social Services Minister June Draude has asked Saskatchewan’s children’s advocate, Bob Pringle, to undertake an immediate review of the case.


The Royal Canadian Navy warship HMCS Algonquin sits in port with significant damage to her port side hangar at CFB Esquimalt in Esquimalt,B.C. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, following a collision with the HMCS Protecteur during a close-quarters training exercise.

Warship collision compromises naval readiness on West Coast BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A weekend collision with a naval supply ship could hasten the demise of the Canadian navy’s only command-and-control destroyer in the Pacific, a naval expert warns. The accident involving HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur will “quite seriously compromise” the country’s naval readiness on the West Coast, especially in light of continuing repairs to the frigate HMCS Winnipeg, rammed by an American fishing trawler in a separate accident last spring. “This is a politically awkward time to be absent from the Pacific,” said Dan Middlemiss, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, who has written extensively about the navy. Naval engineers are conducting damage assessments on both the destroyer and supply ship, which have returned to their home port of Esquimalt, B.C., and have not said how long each vessel will be laid up. Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, commander of the Pacific fleet, said the damage to Protecteur is “cosmetic” and the ship hopefully will be back at sea next week. A more extensive damage survey will be carried out on Algonquin over the next few weeks. Middlemiss says both the Harper government and the navy must decide whether the benefits of returning the 40-year-old destroyer to service outweigh the cost of retiring the ship, which has the capacity coordinate other Canadian warships when they operate as a task force. Retirement would be a serious consideration, especially if repairs stretch out more than a year, Middlemiss said. Auchterlonie wouldn’t speculate on what might happen. “We’re only at the beginning of this extensive and thorough damage assessment,” he said in an interview from Esquimalt. “It’s going to take some time. Once we have that



Quebec’s explosive corruption inquiry is back from its summer break MONTREAL — Quebec’s corruption inquiry has resumed after a two-month summer break — and in this fall session unions will be put under the microscope. The probe has already rocked the province, uncovering illegal activity by political parties, construction companies, municipal bureaucrats, and links to the Mafia. Commission counsel Sonia LeBel said today, as she opened the fall session, that unions hold “a key position in the industry.” She said she wants to examine the possible infiltration of unions, links to organized crime, ties between businesses and unions, and intimidation and extortion on construction sites. The inquiry will be required to submit a progress report by Jan. 31, 2014. Charbonneau must deliver her final report by April 2015.

No tsunami expected after earthquake off B.C. coast VANCOUVER — An earthquake measuring 6 on the Richter scale has struck an area off British Columbia’s coast. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake at 1:19 p.m. PT Tuesday was almost 200 kilometres southwest of Bella Bella, and was at a depth about one kilometre. The United States National Weather Service says a tsunami isn’t expected as a result of the quake in the ocean. Word of the earthquake was news to Bella Bella RCMP Sgt. Glen Caston, who says he didn’t feel a thing. Caston says police haven’t heard from anyone who felt any rumbling. Earthquake Canada measured the quake slightly higher at 6.1, and says there are no reports of damage and none would be expected.

Ontario woman, 80, suffers fractured hip after being struck with police Taser MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating an incident in which they say an 80-year-old woman suffered a fractured hip after she was struck by police with a Taser. Special Investigations Unit spokeswoman Monica Hudon said three Peel region police officers approached the woman around 3:30 a.m. last Wednesday as she walking along a road in Mississauga. Hudon said officers spoke with the woman until

information, based on that assessment, we’ll consider the repair paths and the timeline to get her back to sea.” Documents obtained by The Canadian Press under access-to-information legislation show the navy anticipates Algonquin and her sister ships HMCS Iroquois and HMCS Athabaskan will retire over the next few years, possibly without replacements in the water. A series of slides, prepared in 2011 for the nowretired commander of the navy, admiral Paul Maddison, show the navy has been anticipating a “capability gap” with its command destroyers, but was doing everything to move replacements forward. That replacement program — known as the Canadian Single Class Surface Combatant — is part of the Harper government’s $33-billion national shipbuilding strategy. The program remains in the concept stage and is not expected to begin delivering ships until the mid-2020s. Middlemiss says the navy may consider moving one of the two Halifax-based destroyers to the West Coast. Damage to the Protecteur, the navy’s only West Coast-based supply ship, appears limited to the bow. Middlemiss said having it out of commission underlines the government’s inability to deliver replacements ordered by the previous government — and the wisdom of having three replenishment vessels. When the Liberals first proposed new joint support ships, the program was set to deliver three allpurpose vessels. But when shipyard proposals came in higher than the budget, the Harper government put the program on ice in 2008. The program is now expected to deliver only two ships, perhaps in 2018. “The navy is in a tough spot on the West Coast,” said Middlemiss. But Auchterlonie says once Protecteur is back in operation, the navy’s ability to operate task forces, as opposed to single ships, will be enhanced, and newly refurbished Halifax-class frigates have command capabilities that can substitute for Algonquin. “at some point” in the incident an officer fired his Taser. Hudon said the elderly women fell to the ground and was rushed to Credit Valley Hospital for treatment of a fractured hip, among other injuries. The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. The incident occurred one day after the province announced it would permit all front-line police officers to carry stun guns.

Date to prepare Magnotta killing trial set for Oct. 9 MONTREAL — Lawyers for accused killer Luka Magnotta will meet with Crown prosecutors for a pre-trial conference on Oct. 9. Quebec Superior Court set the date Tuesday as the fall session of the court opened. Crown spokesman Jean-Pascal Boucher says the purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the trial, which will begin Sept. 15, 2014. Magnotta, a former porn actor and stripper, was arrested in Berlin in June 2012 following an international manhunt. He faces five charges in connection with the May 2012 death and dismemberment of Jun Lin, a 33-yearold Chinese national studying engineering at Concordia University. The 31-year-old Magnotta, a native of Scarborough, Ont., has pleaded not guilty to all charges. Parts of Lin’s body were mailed across Canada in a gruesome case that made international headlines. Some parts were mailed to a British Columbia school while others were directed to poltical offices in Ottawa. Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder, committing an indignity to a body, publishing obscene material, criminally harassing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of Parliament and mailing obscene and indecent material.

Man charged in Quebec election night shooting says he can’t afford lawyer MONTREAL — The man charged in Quebec’s election night shooting says he’s too far in debt to pay for a lawyer. Richard Henry Bain made a court appearance Tuesday, on nearly the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 4 shooting that killed one man and injured another at a Parti Quebecois rally. Premier Pauline Marois has since said she believes she was the intended target in a planned political assassination. Bain told Quebec Superior Court Tuesday he wants legal aid — even though he’s already been turned down. Bain, who is representing himself after legal aid said he didn’t qualify for the service, said he already owes $60,000 and can’t afford legal bills. Justice Marc David told Bain he has to find a lawyer by Nov. 4. That’s when the judge will set a date for Bain’s trial.

WORLD ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — As the Obama administration tries to prod Congress into backing armed action against Syria, the regime in Damascus is hiding military hardware and shifting troops out of bases into civilian areas. Politically, President Bashar Assad has gone on the offensive, warning in a rare interview with Western media that any military action against Syria could spark a regional war. If the U.S. undertakes missile strikes, Assad’s reaction could have a major effect on the trajectory of Syria’s civil war. Neighboring countries could get dragged into a wider conflict, or it could be back to business as usual for a crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people over 2 ½ years. The main Western-backed opposition group says that during the buildup last week to what seemed like an imminent U.S. attack, the army moved troops as well as rocket launchers, artillery and other heavy weapons into residential neighbourhoods in cities nationwide. Three Damascus residents, speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals, confirmed such movements. One man said two members of the elite Republican Guards broke into an empty house he owns and showed him an official document stating they were authorized to do so because Syria is at war. A woman in another area said soldiers moved into a school next to her house. A U.S. official confirmed there are indications that the Syrian regime is taking steps to move some of its military equipment and bolster protection for defence facilities. The official, who was not authorized to discuss intelligence matters and spoke on condition of anonymity, said that at this point, the U.S. has the information it needs to maintain a good handle on what the regime is doing to prepare. The trend inside Syria is likely to continue in the coming days now that the regime has won a reprieve with President Barack Obama’s decision to seek congressional approval for military action. “The Syrian regime knows there are 30-40 potential targets for U.S. airstrikes, and they have had ample time to prepare,” said Hisham Jaber, a retired Lebanese army general and director of the Middle East Center for Studies and Political Research in Beirut. “Half of them, if not more, have been evacuated, moved or camouflaged. This is the natural thing to do.”


France to wait on U.S. vote ISRAEL AND U.S., WITH EYE ON SYRIA, TEST MISSILE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIRUT — France will not carry out punitive missile strikes against Syria on its own and is awaiting a decision from the U.S. Congress on possible military action against Bashar Assad’s regime, the French president said Tuesday. As the Obama administration worked to build support ahead of the Congress vote, the U.S. and Israel conducted a joint missile test in the eastern Mediterranean in an apparent signal of military readiness. In the operation, a missile was fired from the sea toward the Israeli coast to test the tracking by the country’s missile defence system. The U.S. and France accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus that killed hundreds of people. President Barack Obama and his French counterpart, Francois Hollande, are pushing for a military response to punish Assad for his alleged use of poison gas against civilians — though U.S. officials say any action will be limited in scope, not aimed at helping to remove Assad. Obama appeared on the verge of launching missile strikes before abruptly announcing on Saturday that he would first seek congressional approval. Congress returns from its summer recess next week. On Tuesday, the White House won backing for military action from two powerful Republicans — House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and House majority leader Eric Cantor. In Paris, Hollande said that the U.S. vote “will have consequences on the coalition that we


Syrian soldiers kneeling next to a multiple rocket launcher as they fire missiles during a manoeuver at an unknown location, in Syria, on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.

Obama gets top Republican support for strike ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress saying they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and that the United States should respond. The top Republican in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, said taking action is something “the United States as a country needs to do.” Boehner emerged from a White House meeting with Obama and other top lawmakers and said only the U.S. has the capability to stop Assad and warn others around the world that such actions will not be tolerated. Obama urged Congress to hold a

will have to create.” He did not specify whether that meant a military coalition. “A large coalition must therefore be created on the international scale, with the United States — which will soon

prompt vote once it returns from holiday next week. The president also tried to assure the public that involvement in Syria will be a “limited, proportional step.” “This is not Iraq, and this is not Afghanistan,” Obama said. Boehner’s support is key, but opposition Republicans in Congress do not speak with one voice. And after a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, polls show most Americans opposed to any new military action overseas. Some lawmakers say Obama still hasn’t presented good evidence that Assad’s forces were responsible for the Aug. 21 attack. Others say he hasn’t explained why intervening is in America’s interest. Those questions come a decade after the Bush administration badly misrepresented the case that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

take its decision — (and) with Europe ... and Arab countries,” Hollande said. If Congress votes no, France “will take up its responsibilities by supporting the democratic opposition (in Syria) in

such a way that a response is provided,” he added. France’s government on Monday released an extract of intelligence gathered by two leading French intelligence agencies alleging that

Assad’s regime was behind the attack and at least two other, smallerscale ones earlier this year. Hollande added Tuesday that France had indications the nerve agent sarin was used in the Aug. 21 attack. The French parliament will debate the Syria issue Wednesday, but no vote is scheduled. France’s constitution doesn’t require such a vote for military intervention unless its lasts longer than four months, though some French lawmakers have urged Hollande to call one anyway. The U.S. and France say the alleged chemical attack violates international conventions. Russia, which with Iran has been a staunch backer of Assad throughout the conflict, has brushed aside Western evidence of an alleged Syrian regime role. At the United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that any “punitive” action could unleash more turmoil and bloodshed in that nation’s civil war. “I take note of the argument for action to prevent a future use of chemical weapons. At the same time, we must consider the impact of any punitive measure on efforts to prevent further bloodshed and facilitate the political resolution of the conflict,” Ban said. With the Middle East anxious as it awaits a decision about strikes, Israel and the U.S. tested the Jewish state’s Arrow 3 missile-defence system over the Mediterranean. A medium-range decoy missile, known as a Sparrow, was fired in the Mediterranean, and the system successfully detected and tracked it, the Israeli Defence Ministry said. The decoy was not carrying a warhead and the system did not intercept it, the ministry said.

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A8 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 camp was an accessory to murder. Demjanjuk steadfastly maintained that he had been mistaken for someone else and never served as a camp guard.



Egyptian helicopters fire rockets at militants in Sinai, killing at least 8

Prosecutors recommend charges against alleged Auschwitz guards LUDWIGSBURG, Germany — The German special prosecutors’ office that investigates Nazi war crimes said Tuesday it is recommending charges against dozens of alleged former Auschwitz guards, opening the possibility of a new wave of trials almost 70 years after the end of World War II. Federal prosecutor Kurt Schrimm, the head of the office in Ludwigsburg, said an investigation of 49 suspects turned up enough evidence to recommend that state prosecutors pursue charges of accessory to murder against 30 people in Germany who were stationed at the death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Another seven suspects who live outside the country are still being investigated, two could not be found, and one further case has already gone to prosecutors, he said. Those living abroad are in Austria, Brazil, Croatia, the U.S., Poland and even one in Israel, Schrimm said without giving further details. The names and hometowns of the suspects were not released. Schrimm said the oldest suspect was born in 1916 and the youngest in 1926, meaning they could range in age from 86 to 97. The cases are being sent to the responsible state prosecutors’ offices in 11 of Germany’s 16 states. It will be up to them to determine whether the elderly suspects — primarily men but also some women — are fit to stand trial and whether to bring official charges. “The biggest enemy is time,” Schrimm told reporters. Accessory to murder charges can be filed under the same legal theory that Munich prosecutors used to try former Ohio autoworker John Demjanjuk, who died in a Bavarian nursing home last year while appealing his 2011 conviction on charges he served as a Sobibor death camp guard, Schrimm said. Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk was the first person convicted in Germany solely on the basis of serving as a camp guard, with no evidence of involvement in a specific killing. Under the new legal argument, anyone who was involved in the operation of a death

EL-ARISH, Egypt — Egyptian helicopter gunships fired rockets early Tuesday at militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least eight and injuring 15 others in an ongoing campaign to put down Islamic radicals who have escalated attacks in the largely lawless region, Egypt’s official news agency said. Egyptian troops have stepped up their crackdown on militants in the peninsula bordering Gaza and Israel, arresting suspects and destroying tunnels along the Gaza border used for smuggling weapons and people. Attacks by Islamic militants surged in Sinai after the toppling of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi in a July 3 coup. Security officials said military helicopters targeted multiple locations along the borders with Gaza and in northern Sinai. The state news agency MENA said the strikes hit hideouts where militants were meeting in two villages, Touma and Moqataa, along with a car carrying suspects. At least eight were killed and 15 wounded, MENA reported. But a military official put the death toll at 13, saying the strikes also hit hideouts and vehicles in two other villages, Joura and Mahdiya. One helicopter fired on a moving car, apparently killing the occupants, said another official. Two weapons caches were destroyed and three suspects running from airstrikes were arrested at a nearby checkpoint, he said. Forces cordoned off the area to prevent militants from escaping as troops combed the villages, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak with the media.

Japan to fund costly ice wall around Fukushima reactors TOKYO — The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear station after repeated failures

by the plant’s operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt to show that the nuclear accident won’t be a safety concern just days before the International Olympic Committee chooses between Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid as the host of the 2020 Olympics. The Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has been leaking hundreds of tons of contaminated underground water into the sea since shortly after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the complex. Several leaks from tanks storing tainted water in recent weeks have heightened the sense of crisis that the plant’s owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., isn’t able to contain the problem. The ice wall would freeze the ground to a depth of up to 30 metres through an electrical system of thin pipes carrying a coolant as cold as minus 40 degrees Celsius. That would block contaminated water from escaping the facility’s immediate surroundings, as well as keep underground water from entering the reactor and turbine buildings, where much of the radioactive water has collected.

Wave of evening car bomb blasts hit Baghdad, killing at least 67 BAGHDAD — A series of co-ordinated evening blasts in Baghdad and other violence killed at least 67 people in Iraq on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a months-long surge of bloodshed that Iraqi security forces are struggling to contain. Many of those killed were caught up in a string of car bombings that tore through the Iraqi capital early in the evening as residents were out shopping or heading to dinner. Those blasts struck 11 different neighbourhoods and claimed more than 50 lives in a span of less than two hours. The killing comes amid a spike in deadly violence in recent months as insurgents try to capitalize on rising sectarian and ethnic tensions. The scale of the bloodshed has risen to levels not seen since 2008. The evening’s deadliest attack happened when two car bombs exploded near restaurants and shops Baghdad’s northeastern suburb of Husseiniyah, a Shiite area, killing nine people and wounding 32. A row of restaurants was also hit in the largely Shiite eastern neighbourhood of Talibiyah, killing seven and wounding 28. Another car bomb hit the nearby Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City, killing three and wounding eight, according to police.












Higher cellphone bills are possible AFTER VERIZON DECIDES NOT TO COME TO CANADA BY LUANN LASALLE THE CANADIAN PRESS A decision by U.S. giant Verizon to no longer try to enter Canada’s wireless market may mean Canadians could soon end up paying more on their cellphone bills, say several analysts. The prospect of Verizon’s entry had produced more options for consumers as the country’s big three wireless carriers offered new data sharing plans, previously unavailable for smartphones and tablets, telecom analyst Iain Grant said Tuesday. “If nothing else, even the spectre of Verizon coming here was enough to change pricing in the Canadian market,” Grant said. “Without Verizon, will prices creep up? I think, sadly, the answer is probably yes.” Shares in Rogers, Bell and Telus surged on news that Verizon confirmed that a Canadian entry was “off the table at this point.” Verizon Communications Inc. said Monday it was no longer interested in competing in the Canadian wireless market after announcing it would pay US$130 billion for a 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. Grant noted that the three Canadian carriers now allow households to choose the amount of data they want to use and share one monthly data plan, an option Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have been offering for more than year. “Thanks Verizon. Even just clearing your throat got us better prices for data sharing,” said Grant, managing director at the SeaBoard Group. But analyst Troy Crandall said he doesn’t expect Canada’s big carriers to bring in price hikes soon. He said the three are competitive and recognize consumers have limits to their monthly telecom budgets. Crandall said consumers were largely forgotten in the huge publicity campaign against Verizon by Bell, Telus and Rogers. The telecoms argued that the upcoming auction of wireless spectrum — radio waves needed to operate cellphone networks — favoured foreign competitors and put Canadian incumbents at a disadvantage. The government wanted to increase competition for consumers by having four wireless carriers in each of the country’s regions. “It just seemed like the consumer was an afterthought in the whole fracas,” said Crandall, of investment firm MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier. “There was never any indication of how blocking Verizon coming into Canada was going to help the consumer.” The deadline for companies to sign up for the wireless spectrum auction in January is Sept. 17 and, with Verizon out of the running, there are no obvious foreign carriers to compete with Rogers (TSX:RCI.B), Telus (TSX:T) and Bell (TSX:BCE). Industry Minister James Moore’s office said there were no plans to delay the auction or change the rules that give foreign bidders access to bid on two blocks of prime 700 megahertz spectrum while the three domestic carriers are held to bidding on one block apiece.

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Red Deer’s Braden Pruss has developed an app called Joblink that he thinks could revolutionize the way people find help for odd jobs.

App links experts to jobs RED DEER MAN DESIGNS JOBLINK BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Got a leaky tap? There’s an app for that. In fact Joblink, which has been available on Apple’s app store since Aug. 16, could help users tackle a much broader range of tasks. “It aids them in finding skilled people to do the jobs and solve that common question, ‘I don’t know who to call,’” said Braden Pruss, the 19-year-old creator of Joblink. He uses the example of a dripping faucet to describe how the mobile computer program works. The owner of that tap can post a request for repair services on Joblink. Respondents would then bid on the job, with their profiles — including reviews and

photos from previous customers — provided. “You kind of know who you’re hiring to do the job,” said Pruss, who wanted to give consumers an alternative to telephone and online directories. “It’s to provide a new kind of marketplace for people to exchange, in a way.” The Hunting Hills High School graduate, who moved to New York City last month to study cinematic arts at the New York Film Academy, spent about three months developing Joblink. He contracted a programmer from Philadelphia to write the code. “I’m extremely happy with it,” he said of the free app. “It’s a very simple interface.” Jobs can be posted locally, or opened up to bidders everywhere for tasks where proximity isn’t important — such as software design.

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Microsoft deal boosts BlackBerry BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blackberry (TSX:BB) shares were slightly ahead Tuesday as some investors found hope that the Canadian smartphone maker could still be an acquisition target in the wake of the multi-billion dollar Microsoft transaction. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company’s stock rose 11 cents to close at $10.75 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The shift came after Microsoft Corp. announced plans to buy Nokia Corp.’s handset division for US$7.17 billion. The deal raised hopes that

pieces of BlackBerry’s operations could still be in the sights of another technology company. However, it also decreases the likelihood that Microsoft would be a player in a bid for the assets, said National Bank analyst Kris Thompson. “We don’t really think these guys (BlackBerry) are going to be around for much longer, unfortunately,” he said, noting that any asset sales would likely be done at below the company’s overall trading market value. BlackBerry is in the midst of a review of its “strategic alternatives,” which could result in the sale of its operations or an agree-

ment to take the company private, though so far no potential bidders have publicly emerged. Thompson believes that consumers have shied away from a company because of its “very uncertain future,” and that BlackBerry executives should push to break up and sell assets that still have a value, such as patents that are owned by the company. “The longer they wait, the worse the outlook is going to become,” he added. BlackBerry is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings results on Sept. 27.

A look at how stock screeners work PATRICK O’MEARA

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My articles over the summer months have focused on do-ityourself (DIY) investing. I thought this week that I would review how stock screeners work, and demonstrate how to use one popular screener — Google Finance — using some common performance measures. Keep in mind that stock screeners are important tools to help you make good investment decisions.

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More important, they should not be used as your only tool in making an investment decision. They are in essence a starting point in your endeavor to make profitable investment decisions. There are a number of free screeners available on the Internet that are relatively free from the biases of investment brokers and professionals seeking to

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“help” you invest “your” money. Moreover, they are free. One screener that I have used is Google Finance’s stock screener. It offers a wide range of fundamental metrics that allow the investor to tailor their preferred criteria that meet their minimum investment standards. There are a wide variety of metrics that you can input into the screener that will help you narrow down the stocks you

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might want to research more deeply. Metrics are, simply, financial statistics about a company or stock that allow investors to make basic but important judgments about how well a company is run by management. Keep in mind that there is a difference between a good stock and a good company.

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JOBLINK: Nominal fee The payback for Pruss comes from a nominal fee he charges to bid on jobs. “That’s the revenue-maker right there,” he said. “People are definitely purchasing.” As of late last week, Joblink had been downloaded about a thousand times. It had a couple of favourable reviews in Canada and about a half-dozen more in the United States. “Within a year, I hope to have over 100,000 people using it,” said Pruss. In fact, he thinks Joblink could grow into areas that even he can’t foresee. “It’s really interesting to kind of sit back and see what people do with it.” The challenge right now, said Pruss, is to raise public awareness. “That’s definitely the hard part,” he said, noting that there are hundreds of thousands of apps on the market, and strategies like social media marketing are too expensive for a young student. But Pruss is prepared to be patient and wait for Joblink grow and evolve. “I am extremely optimistic.”

STOCKS: Value changes A stock is just a piece of paper; the other, the company, is what hopefully earns us money through good management. So a stock’s value should change over time, relative to the performance of the company’s management. There are essentially two types of metrics: metrics that measure a stock’s performance relative to other stocks, and metrics that focus on the performance of management in running the company. One of the more commonly used stock metrics is the price-to-earnings ratio. This is the ratio of the stock’s price to its earnings. Other stock metrics include dividend yield, the percentage change in stock price over the past 52 weeks and market capitalization. The price-to-earnings ratio (PE) tells us a lot about a company’s earnings compared to its price. The basic rule is that the higher the PE, the more expensive the stock; and the lower the PE, the cheaper the stock. Dividend yield provides investors with an estimate of the yield or return on the stock, before any capitals gains or losses are factored in. Market capitalization is essentially the size of the firm in terms of the total value of all of the shares issued. It’s basically the total number of shares issued, multiplied by the market price of a common share. Metrics that cover management’s ability to run the business, and make investors a profit, include such ratios as debt-to-equity, return on equity and earnings per share. A firm’s debt-to-equity (DE) ratio tells investors how much financial leverage management is using to drive business growth. Remember, financial leverage is just a fancy way of saying debt. The higher the debt ratio, the greater the debt the business has taken on, and vice versa. A high debt ratio means that management has taken on more financial risk. Return on equity (ROE) is the return that common shareholders earn. Just like any other return, the higher the return the better. Finally, earnings per share (EPS) tell investors how much net income, after taxes and other expenses, investors earned in the most recent period, usually one year. Using four of these ratios, ROE, percentage change in stock price in the past 52 weeks, dividend yield and market capitalization, I used Google Finance’s stock screener to find stocks that met certain pre-determined thresholds in each of these categories. I screened for a dividend yield of five per cent or greater, market capitalization of $1 billion, at least a 10 per cent decline in the stock’s price over the past 52 weeks, and a PE ratio of at least eight. Google Finance’s screener provide 18 companies that met or exceeded my criteria. There are some familiar names on the list, including Parkland Fuel Corp., Pembina Pipelines, Canadian Oilsands and Bell Canada, to name just a few. Let’s look at Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE). BCE’s market capitalization is very large, with over $1 billion in common stock outstanding — certainly a dominant player in the Canadian equity market. According to Google Finance, its more recently reported dividend yield is 5.49 per cent. In other words, assuming that you paid $42.45 for a share of BCE, excluding capital growth, you would have earn 5.49 per cent, based on the company’s current annual dividend. Bell’s PE ratio is 13.21 — meaning that one share is currently priced at just over 13 times its most recent annual earnings per share. Does this represent value or does it mean that Bell’s common shares are overpriced? The answer is, it depends. An investor would want to do more research comparing Bell’s financial position to its competitors. With just a few clicks, we’ve been able to get accurate data on potential stock investments. Yes, we need to do more research, but for many smaller investors that do not have either the time or mathematical acumen to crunch numbers, stock screeners provide relatively easy access to important information. Armed with better information, you can seize control over your financial destiny.

SPECTRUM: Fair access Telus executive Josh Blair said the Vancouver company will continue to push for fair access to spectrum. “We are still very concerned about the upcoming auction because any international giant could come in, even though Verizon has confirmed they will not,” said Blair, Telus’ chief corporate officer. Both analysts said the three large telecom companies have cornered most of the wireless market in Canada, making it more challenging to attract new foreign telecom players. Crandall said Quebecor could come out a winner in the auction because it won’t have to bid against Verizon, potentially lowering its costs. Grant said he isn’t convinced that Quebecor’s Videotron will want to increase its wireless footprint across the country. Wind Mobile chairman and CEO Anthony Lacavera said he still wants Wind to become Canada’s fourth national carrier, saying the markets where the company operates have brought down prices by 18 per cent. “Verizon is not and never was needed to build a competitive telecommunications market in Canada,” Lacavera said. Lacavera still owns a 35 per cent take in Wind Mobile and would like to buy back the 65 per cent stake that Dutch-headquartered VimpelCom owns. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre said it doesn’t expect prices to go down. “I don’t see any credible fourth player at the national level and as far as we’re concerned, that’s where pricing discipline comes from and it’s from national competitors,” said John Lawford, executive director of the Ottawa-based group.


Kodak Headquarters in Rochester, N.Y. Kodak CEO, Antonio Perez said the shedding of Kodak’s consumer film, camera and other businesses has allowed it to focus research and development on businesses the company sees as more profitable.

Kodak poised to succeed after emergence from bankruptcy proceedings: CEO in 2011. Under court oversight, Kodak continued to shed costs in the form of businesses, facilities and workers. It shut down its consumer camera business and sold off an online photo service. It spun off its personal and document imaging businesses to its pension plan and sold off many of its patents. It took its name off the theatre that hosts the Academy Awards each year. In fact, much of Kodak is gone except for its commercial and packaging printing businesses. The company will emerge with about 8,500 employees, just a fraction of the 145,000 it had at its peak in the 1980s. Revenue is expected to total $2.7 billion this year.

dent of Mercury Print Productions Inc., said the customization capabilities are a big reason why his company made Prosper Presses a key part of its operations. ROCHESTER, N.Y. — You can Mercury, also based in Rochfeel the spirit of George Eastman ester, contracts with major eduin Antonio Perez’s office. cational publishers to print textA picture of Eastman, who books ranging from the elemenfounded Kodak in 1880, sits among tary to college level. the current CEO’s collection of The company uses Kodak techfamily photos. nology for about 75 per cent of its The outer areas of Perez’s ofproduction. Schamberger said fice, built and first inhabited by that because educational requireEastman about a century ago, inments vary between states, and in clude some of Kodak’s Oscar and some cases between school disEmmy awards, along with a collectricts, textbooks need to be custion of historic photos. tomized. A large portrait of Eastman, That reduces the number of who died in 1932, hangs near the each version ordered and makes entrance. production on the Prosper Press Perez’s surroundings serve as more practical than offset printa constant reminder of Kodak’s ing. hallowed history in Although inkjet the print and mov‘LOOK FOR A CASE OF A COMPANY THAT printing is on the rise, ie film industries HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS KIND OF the company said it — and of the presEXCRUCIATING RESTRUCTURING AND KEPT continues to invest in sure he is under to revive the ailing INNOVATING. IT JUST DOESN’T HAPPEN, BUT technologies for offset printing, including company. WE’VE DONE IT.’ new processes that reKodak emerged duce costs and envifrom bankruptcy — ANTONIO PEREZ, KODAK CEO ronmental impact. protection TuesIt also sees great day vastly different potential for its printfrom the company NEW BUSINESSES ing technology in the rapidly growof old. Gone are the cameras and Perez said that by slimming ing packaging industry. Douglas film that made it famous. The company hopes to replace down, Kodak is able to focus re- Edwards, Kodak’s president for them with new technologies such search and development on busi- digital printing and enterprise, as touch screens for smartphones nesses the company sees as more said that while the publishing industry may be in decline amid a and smart packaging embedded profitable. The restructured company’s op- shift toward online publications, with sensors. Over Perez’s desk hang pictures erations are split between a trio “there’s no electronic substitution depicting Kodak’s future — in- of businesses: packaging, graphic for packaging.” Edwards said Kodak’s technolcluding one of the company’s ul- communications and functional tra-fast commercial inkjet printer, printing. All three are rooted in ogies make it cheaper and easier Kodak’s commercial printing tech- to print high-resolution images the Prosper Press. on everything from cardboard to “Look for a case of a company nology. Kodak scientists created print- plastic and cans. that had to go through this kind NEW APPLICATIONS of excruciating restructuring and ers, inks and other materials Part of Kodak’s restructuring kept innovating,” Perez said. “It designed to improve resolution, just doesn’t happen, but we’ve while also increasing the variety has been a move away from manof surfaces that can be printed on. ufacturing all of its products by done it.” Kodak said its old stock is can- In doing so, it has boosted print- itself. The company now focuses celled as of Tuesday. Creditors ing speed and lowered costs for on what it does best and looks for partners to help with the rest, Perare getting stock in the restruc- customers. Kodak executives point to the ez said. tured company. Brad Kruchten, a 30-year veterThe week before Kodak exited Prosper Press as one of the best Chapter 11 protection, Perez sat examples of its printing technol- an of Kodak and now its president for graphics, entertainment and down with The Associated Press ogy at work. Bill Schweinfurth, Kodak’s commercial films, gave this examfor a rare 90-minute interview. He spoke candidly about Kodak’s re- manager for inkjet components, ple of how the company once did structuring and laid out his vision said publishers have favoured off- everything itself: When he ran its set printing over inkjet for years Colorado office years ago, there for what lies ahead. because of its lower per-page cost were cows grazing on its property THE DECLINE because the company used them Eastman Kodak Co., credited and superior image quality. Offset printing uses metal to make gelatin for film producwith popularizing photography at the start of the 20th century, plates to create an image, whereas tion. It also grew its own corn to started to struggle toward the end inkjet printing uses tiny nozzles to feed the cows. “Now we just look at what we of the century, first with Japanese spray ink. Offset printing is most competition and later when it cost effective for large printing know how to do and invest in failed to react quickly enough to runs, good for things such as news- that,” Kruchten said. One of the company’s biggest the shift from film to digital pho- papers and popular novels. It’s also considerably faster. projects in development is a tography. For smaller runs, publishers cheaper touch screen for smartPerez was appointed CEO in 2005. Under his leadership, the were forced to use inkjet printers, phones and tablets. Touch screens currently work Rochester, N.Y., company had re- which had a much higher per-page structured its money-losing film cost and didn’t offer the same lev- through the use of a very rare, but transparent, metal called indium business by 2007. The company el of quality. Schweinfurth said the Prosper that’s laid out in a grid pattern closed 13 factories, shuttered 130 film-processing labs and elimi- Press, which Kodak launched in applied to a thin sheet of glass. nated 50,000 workers around the 2010, changed all that. It’s inkjet Kodak wants to use its printing world at a cost of about $3.4 bil- technology that offers cost, quality capabilities to lay out super-thin and speed comparable to offset lines of metals like copper and lion. silver, which can be more effecKodak expected demand for printing. Kodak’s Prosper Presses con- tive than indium and cheaper to film to decline, but gradually. The company anticipated that new de- tain more than 100,000 comput- obtain. The new technology could mand from emerging markets such er-controlled inkjet nozzles that also allow the screens to be flexas China would offset some of spray special Kodak-made ink ible and foldable, allowing them the decline in the United States. that allows for crisp resolution. to be installed on a host of new But Perez said Chinese consum- Meanwhile, cameras and software objects. Although the technology is ers opted for smartphones instead monitor the print process, looking of cameras, and demand for film for defects. The presses can reach still being developed, a producspeeds of up to 650 feet of paper tion facility is under construction. plummeted. Kodak has reached deals with unMeanwhile, the economic col- per minute. Kodak won’t say how many of disclosed electronics makers and lapse of 2008 and the resulting plunge in interest rates left some the presses it has sold, but said expects to begin production of the of the company’s pension obliga- the real money is in the consum- screens by the end of this year. Meanwhile, Kodak wants to use tions underfunded. It was those able products, like ink, that it sells the same technology to eventualobligations, along with other leg- to go with them. The presses are also useful ly create smart packaging, which acy costs, that Perez said eventually resulted in the January 2012 when it comes to customizing pub- could include sensors that, for inlications, something offset presses stance, tell consumers if a bag of bankruptcy filing. food had been out of the refrigeraRevenue dropped from about can’t do. Christian Schamberger, presi- tor too long. $13.3 billion in 2003 to $6 billion BY BREE FOWLER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 89.64 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 42.55 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.86 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . 10.75 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.75 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 36.46 Cdn. National Railway . . 99.59 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 123.78 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 33.95 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.45 Cervus Equipment Corp 19.80 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 37.44 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42.80 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 20.69 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29.99 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.14 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 17.21 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.98 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 39.86 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 50.58 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 34.50 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.30 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.57 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 91.04 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 13.40 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.83 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.90 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.71 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market got off to a strong start to September on Tuesday as improved manufacturing data from China pushed miners higher while the telecom sector benefited from corporate dealmaking. The S&P/TSX composite index ran ahead 86.6 points to 12,740.5, led by a surge of almost five per cent in the telecom sector after U.S. giant Verizon Communications Inc. said it was no longer interested in entering the Canadian wireless market. Verizon had announced Monday that it was paying US$130 billion for a 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless owned by British cellphone carrier Vodafone. Shares in Canada’s top three wireless companies rose as result, with Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) up $3 or 7.2 per cent to $44.59, BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) climbed $1.67 or 3.87 per cent to $44.86 and Telus Corp. (TSX:T) jumped $1.81 or 5.54 per cent to $34.50. Meanwhile, Microsoft Corp. announced it was buying Nokia Corp.’s lineup of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services for US$7.2 billion. The purchase increased buyout hopes for BlackBerry (TSX:BB), sending the Canadian smartphone maker’s stock up 11 cents to C$10.75. BlackBerry is in the midst of a review of its “strategic alternatives,” which could result in the sale of its operations or an agreement to take the company private, though so far no potential bidders have publicly emerged. The Canadian dollar was unchanged at 94.97 cents US as the U.S. dollar appreciated on a much better than expected reading on American manufacturing. U.S. indexes gave up early strong gains as nervousness about a U.S.led military intervention in Syria grew during the session and trumped data showing much greater than expected expansion in the American manufacturing sector during August. The Dow Jones industrials came down from a 123-point jump as traders weighed the chances of President Barack Obama getting congressional approval for punishing Syria for a sarin gas attack outside Damascus on Aug. 21 that U.S. intelligence says killed 1,429 people. A vote could take place next

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.68 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 58.78 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 57.78 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72.68 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 22.44 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 20.52 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 20.24 First Quantum Minerals . 17.85 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 31.42 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 7.01 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.87 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 31.20 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.75 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.38 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 25.41 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 58.00 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 46.85 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.87 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 51.39 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.81 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.37 Canyon Services Group. 11.82 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.63 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.800 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.00 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.58 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 87.15 week after lawmakers return from holidays Sept. 9. The Dow Jones industrials closed up 23.65 points to 14,833.96, as the latest reading on the U.S. manufacturing sector showed stronger than expected expansion in August. The Institute for Supply Management’s index rose to 55.7 from 53 in July, much stronger than the 54 reading that had been expected. The Nasdaq gained 22.74 points to 3,612.61 and the S&P 500 index was up 6.8 points at 1,639.77. The Microsoft deal came down a day after Verizon announced its deal with Vodafone. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam said Tuesday the company “never really seriously looked” at entering the Canadian market and that any plan is “off the table at this point.” Over the last few months, the spectre of competition in the Canadian wireless market from the big U.S. telco had pushed Canadian telecom stocks well off their 52-week highs. On the commodity markets, copper prices ran ahead following two reports — both released Monday — that showed China’s manufacturing sector improved last month after prolonged weakness. China is the world’s biggest consumer of copper, which itself is an economic barometer as it is used in so many applications. December copper got extra lift from the strong U.S. manufacturing data and gained seven cents to US$3.30 a pound, sending the base metals sector up 2.5 per cent. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 86 cents to C$27.38. The energy sector gained 0.75 per cent as oil prices shed early losses after the release of the ISM data. The October crude contract closed up 89 cents to US$108.54 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) rose 67 cents to C$36.17. Gold prices reversed early losses with the December contract climbing $15.90 to US$1,412 an ounce and the gold sector rose 0.7 per cent. Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) gained 32 cents to C$31.42. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,740.50 up 86.60 points TSX Venture Exchange — 941.58 up 2.26 points TSX 60 — 733.80 up 6.67 points

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 48.30 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.62 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 30.07 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 44.80 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.01 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.66 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.410 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.39 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 36.17 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 11.20 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 14.88 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . . 9.48 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 56.18 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 66.60 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 58.57 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.10 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 29.59 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.17 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 29.66 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 47.51 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.25 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.47 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 82.11 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.45 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 65.44 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.25 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90.32 Dow — 14,833.96 up 23.65 points S&P 500 — 1,639.77 up 6.80 points Nasdaq — 3,612.61 up 22.74 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 94.97 cents US, unchanged Pound — C$1.6395, up 0.80 of a cent Euro — C$1.3874, down 0.45 of a cent Euro — US$1.3176, down 0.42 of a cent Oil futures: US$108.54 per barrel, up 89 cents (October contract) Gold futures: US$1,412 per oz., up $15.90 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $26.682 per oz., up 85.9 cents $857.83 per kg., up $27.62 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 941.58, up 2.26 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 152.45 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $0.10 lower $522.20; Jan. ’14 $0.40 higher $528.10; March ’14 $0.30 higher $532.80; May ’14 $0.30 higher $536.80; July ’14 unchanged $539.00; Nov. ’14 $1.20 lower $519.10; Jan ’15 $1.20 lower $519.10; March ’15 $1.20 lower $519.10; May ’15 $1.20 lower $519.10; July ’15 $1.20 lower $519.10; Nov. ’15 $1.20 lower $519.10. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 unchanged $189.00; Dec ’13 unchanged $194.00; March ’14 unchanged $194.00; May ’14 unchanged $194.00; July ’14 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $194.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $194.00; March ’15 unchanged $194.00; May ’15 unchanged $194.00; July ’15 unchanged $194.00; Oct. ’15 unchanged $194.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 291,180 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 291,180.

Developed economies come back as emerging ones lag, OECD says Developed economies are staging a comeback after years of lagging growth, but a slowdown in emerging countries will keep global growth low this year, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Tuesday. In its interim assessment, the organization was more upbeat than it has been in recent years, as debt and financial crises in Europe and the U.S. hammered growth. Deputy chief economist Joergen Elmeskov said the gross domestic product of the seven leading economies, known as the G-7, has been improving since shrinking in the last quarter of 2012 and would grow at an annualized rate of about 2.5 per cent in the second half of this year. “It’s moderate, but it’s still a better outcome than what we were used to in the recent past,” he told journalists. The report raised its estimates for growth in the two largest economies that use the euro: It predicted Germany would grow 0.7 per cent this year, up from May’s prediction of 0.4 per cent. France should see 0.3 per cent growth, as opposed to the contraction expected in May. But it lowered its forecast for the U.S. to 1.7 per cent from its estimate in May of 1.9 per cent, while Canada’s growth was forecast at two per cent. China, the biggest of

said, expectations that the U.S. would ease its monetary stimulus program have caused an increase in long-term market interest rates and started weighing on emerging economies. With unemployment in many parts of the world still high, businesses and consumers still need the low interest rates and easier access to loans that loose monetary policy provides, the report said. The OECD also warned that even though the economy of the countries that use the euro has come out of recession, the region is still fragile and could drag down global growth.


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the emerging economies, was seen growing 7.4 per cent, down from a previous forecast of 7.8 per cent. The organization called on central banks to continue with the loose monetary policies that have been credited with helping economies rebound. “Monetary policy clearly needs to remain strongly expansionary,” especially in Europe and Japan, said Elmeskov. He added that the United States can start winding down its bondbuying plan, which has been supporting the economy by keeping interest rates down, but should do so slowly and carefully. Already, it

WASHINGTON — The fate of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline isn’t likely to be determined until 2014, almost a decade after the Calgary-based energy giant first conceived of the project. The U.S. State Department said in a recent statement to the media that it won’t release its final environmental assessment of the $7 billion pipeline until it’s pored over and published more than a million public comments on its draft ecological analysis. Those efforts, ongoing since March, could be completed this week. Then, State Department officials begin a 90-day review of whether the pipeline is in the U.S. national interest, a determination that can be appealed by other federal agencies for 15 days. That likely pushes an ultimate decision on the pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama into the new year. TransCanada wouldn’t comment on the prospect of the approval process stretching into 2014. “This is a process that is controlled by the Department of State, not TransCanada,” said company spokesman Shawn Howard on Tuesday. “We are waiting for the publication of the final environmental impact statement and the beginning of the national interest determination period.” Last week, four pro-pipeline senators — two Republicans and two Democrats — urged Obama not to allow a separate probe, this one by the State Department’s inspector general, to further delay the process. The inspector general has said its investigation into the State Department’s selection of Environmental Resources Management, a third-party contractor, to assess Keystone XL won’t be completed until at least January. Environmental groups say the British company has ties to TransCanada and failed to disclose possible conflicts of interest. The State Department

hasn’t said whether it will wait for the inspector general’s report before releasing its final environmental impact analysis. Democrats Max Baucus and Mary Landrieu, of Montana and Louisiana respectively, and John Hoeven and John Thune, of North and South Dakota, issued statements harshly critical of the prospect of further delays in Keystone XL’s five-year approval process. “This tactic of delay and deferral must stop,” Hoeven said. “It is depriving America of jobs, hurting the American economy and hurting the American people.” Added Landrieu: “Continuing to delay the pipeline will only drive Canadian production to be exported to China and Korea. We cannot miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow our economy, secure our energy independence and reduce our oil imports from countries that do not share our values.” Last year, the inspector general gave the State Department’s assessment of the project a thumb’s up. But it also put recommendations in place for the future hiring thirdparty contractors to assess Keystone XL, and is now investigating to see if those procedures were followed when State tapped Environmental Resources Management after Obama ordered a new environmental assessment. Officials at the State Department say they are co-operating fully with the inspector general, but the senators say enough is enough. “We’ve had years of studies and the president’s own State Department has repeatedly concluded the environment won’t be harmed. It’s past time to put Americans to work building the Keystone pipeline,” Baucus said. Nonetheless, officials at the powerful Environmental Protection Agency are among those who sent public comments to the State Department harshly criticizing its largely positive draft ecological report released earlier this year.

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SUTTER CONFIDENT HE WILL SEE FOUR OF THE FIVE REBELS PLAYERS RETURN FROM NHL TRAINING CAMPS BUT MATHEW DUMBA MIGHT BE A DIFFERENT SITUATION BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Five Red Deer Rebels players will attend NHL camps this week while harbouring varying goals and expectations. At the front of the list is defenceman Mathew Dumba, whom the Minnesota Wild nabbed seventh overall in last year’s NHL entry draft. Dumba made a positive impression at the 2012 Wild camp and was late arriving back in Red Deer, and there’s no reason to suggest he’ll back in Red Deer any time soon, if at all. “I’d say it’s 50-50 with Matty and I think we have a pretty good chance of getting the other four back,” Rebels general manager/head coach Brent Sutter said Tuesday. “With Matty, his NHL team will dictate where he plays this year. Just going off discussions with the people in Minnesota, they’ll keep him around at for at least awhile and let him play some games.”

Dumba, who left for St. Paul, Minn., during the weekend, has signed a three-year entry-level deal that will kick in once he appears in 10 NHL games. The Wild plays its ninth game of the 2013-14 season on Oct. 19. Netminder Patrik Bartosak was drafted by Los Angeles in June after winning CHL goalie of the year honours and left Tuesday for the Kings’ rookie camp being held at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo, Calif. Meanwhile, forward Rhyse Dieno will attend the Minnesota Wild rookie camp and participate in an ensuing tournament at Traverse City, Mich., and forward Lukas Sutter is scheduled to attend the Winnipeg Jets main camp. Defenceman Kayle Doetzel, 18, was passed over in this year’s NHL draft but has been invited to the Nashville Predators rookie camp. As 20-year-olds, Bartosak, Dieno and Sutter are eligible to play minor pro hockey this season, although Sutter is confident all three will be back in a Rebels uniform, likely in time for the opening weekend of the WHL regular-season schedule.

“Patty has been told that he’s going to be coming back (to Red Deer),” said Brent Sutter, who envisions Dieno, who put up in 59 points (27-32) in 48 regularseason games with the Rebels last winter, and Sutter, who struggled with the Saskatoon Blades after sniping 28 goals the previous season, also returning. “Minnesota knows that he (Dieno) played only two-thirds of a season with us last year,” said Sutter. “But I’ll be communicating with their people this coming weekend to see where they are with him.” As for Lukas Sutter . . . “Based on the discussions I’ve had with Winnipeg, at this point they seem to be on board with the notion that it would be good for him to have a really good season with us as a 20-year-old,” said the Rebels boss. “But then again, how he plays at the NHL camp might dictate where he plays this season.” Doetzel will definitely be back with the Rebels and Sutter hopes he returns from Nashville a better player due to the NHL camp experience.

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Marsh wins rookie QB battle LEADS ALOUETTES TO WIN OVER ARGONAUTS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Alouettes 20 Argonauts 9 TORONTO — Tanner Marsh didn’t need any late-game heroics to win his first CFL start. The rookie quarterback threw for 309 yards and a touchdown to lead the Montreal Alouettes past the Toronto Argonauts 20-9 on Tuesday night. Marsh did a solid job of managing the game, surrendering just one interception after throwing four and losing two fumbles coming off the bench last week to rally the Als past B.C. 39-38. Marsh received plenty of help Tuesday night from a Montreal defence that held Toronto (5-4) to just one point from two impressive early drives, then forced four turnovers, including linebacker Shea Emery’s 38-yard first-half fumble return for a TD. “When you’re a young quarterback trying to get into a groove and you see your defence make huge stops, that gives you a lot of confidence,” Marsh said. “Our defence did nothing but that, they did a great job, an amazing job. “I have to get hit a few times in order to get into and I got hit and I was into it, I just got into a groove. It’s an awesome feeling winning your first start. It’s a great start to a career.” Marsh’s 57-yard completion to Eric Deslauriers set up Sean Whyte’s gamewinning 15-yard field goal against B.C. The 23-year-old Texan finished 18-of-27 passing versus Toronto and got the better of Argos sophomore Zach Collaros before a Rogers Centre gathering of 18,863 consisting mostly of enthusiastic university students. They witnessed a contest that felt more like a pre-season game given the seven combined turnovers, 19 penalties and 18 punts. But Marsh’s calm demeanour impressed Alouettes veteran receiver S.J. Green, who had eight catches for 143 yards, both game highs. Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Toronto Argonauts quarterback Zach Collaros is sacked by Montreal Alouettes linebacker Chip Cox during first half CFL action in Toronto on Tuesday. The fumble resulted in an Alouettes touchdown.


went 1-10 in 1971, and are on track to finish last in the West Division for the sixth time in the past eight seasons. Hervey said they’re too deep into the season where replacing coaches would make sense, but said when the 2013 campaign is done, “Everyone is on notice.” He said other changes are coming, starting — ED HERVEY with new a play-caller on offence. Those duties EDMONTON ESKIMOS GM had been handled by offensive co-ordinator Doug Sams. While not identifying Sams by name, Hervey said, “I’ve been very disappointed with some of “Clearly Simeon is not living up to expectations. the play-calling at critical times.” It wouldn’t bother me if he didn’t play another down Hervey said on third down short-yardage situathis year.” tions he wants the offence to plow straight ahead and Why not trade him or release him? not try anything fancy. “You know non-import offensive linemen. You’ve On the other side of the ball, he said, “I would got to hold onto them. The ratio,” he said referring to rather our defence be on the attack, but again, you rules demanding a portion of the roster go to either let the co-ordinators co-ordinate and do their thing. players born in Canada or who spent a significant “I would rather the defence be turned loose and portion of their childhood here. go after the quarterback and let these guys play to You want to hold onto a guy you don’t want to their ability versus trying to learn something and be play? restricted.” “I’ve got to hold onto him. You change the rules While Rottier was the only player Hervey singled and I’ll change that.” out by name, other veiled criticisms of his team Rottier and Reed were not available for comment slipped out. as Tuesday was an off-day prior to Friday’s rematch When asked about an ineffective run game, he with the Stampeders at Commonwealth Stadium. said, “You have to call the run plays (first), right?” Rottier, 29, was signed as a free from the Ham“You actually have to have find balance,” he said. ilton Tiger-Cats in February 2012. The six-foot-six “That’s where we talk about the play calling, where 295-pound guard is from Westlock and played college we eliminate being predictable.” ball at the University of Alberta. The Eskimos are off to their worst start since they Please see ESKIMOS on Page B5


EDMONTON — Edmonton Eskimos general manager Ed Hervey lit into his 1-8 football team Tuesday, and announced he has reached past his coaching staff to indefinitely bench underperforming offensive lineman Simeon Rottier. Hervey told reporters he will not longer sit quietly by and watch star quarterback Mike Reilly get slammed, drilled, hammered, and ragdolled after every throw. “I’m done watching it,” Hervey told a news conference at Commonwealth Stadium, a day after Reilly was sacked seven times in the team’s 37-34 loss to the Calgary Stampeders. “I’ve had enough.” Hervey said he met with head coach Kavis Reed after the game to discuss the changes, which include a new play-caller on offence, but when asked about Rottier said, “There was no room for negotiation on this one. “Our football team is going to rest on the shoulders of how healthy and how much success Mike Reilly has. We have to protect him to give ourselves a chance. “Our offensive line needs to improve and needs to improve fast,” he said, adding that changes are coming to the line. He said while linemen like Matt O’Donnell, Alexander Krausnick, and Thaddeus Coleman have shown promise, he has lost patience with Rottier. “The majority of my frustration has been with Simeon,” he said.

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Lightning looking to three-peat HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF The Hunting Hills Lightning have some holes to fill, but head coach Kyle Sedgwick is confident the two-time defending Central Alberta High School Football League champions will be in the running once again. “We look alright,” he said prior to practice Tuesday. “We’re loaded at the skill positions, but do lack some experience on the lines.” The Lightning’s biggest loss was quarterback and league MVP Scott Pearson, but both Jarrett Burzuk, who is in Grade 12, and Grade 11 Brett Barrett were with the team last season. Burzuk saw some action, completing six of 10 pass attempts while Barrett didn’t throw a pass. “Neither one got a lot of playing time, but they both know our systems and played with the midget Prairie Fire this season, so I feel comfortable with both of them,” said Sedgwick, who will have a solid backfield led by Matt Russell and Jin Ahn. Russell was second in the division in rushing last season to Miles Corsiatto of Notre Dame, finishing with 372 yards on 63 carries in four games. Ahn had 119 yards on 16 carries. As well Ashton Hall, who led the team in receiving with 13 catches for 191 yards, can also play in the backfield as can Tanner Whitelaw, Evan Petriew and Linden Peterson. Right tackle Levon Arden is the only starter back on the offensive line although guard Travis Imber was with the team last year and will be looked at to be a leader on both sides of the ball along

with Arden. “Last year we lacked experience at linebacker and our D-line made up for it early on and this year we expect our offensive backfield and linebackers and secondary to lead the way on defence,” said Sedgwick. “I know in 2010 we had experience at running back and not on the line and the backs were asked to help out the line until they got the experience. Same thing this year . . . we’ll be OK .” Middle linebacker Kaden Deering will be an anchor on the defence along with Petriew and Whitelaw at the corners, Riley Gasser at halfback and Peterson at safety. As well Grade 12 students Sam Smith and Cody Richards will be on the defensive line along with Imber and Arden. “The guys have been working up to be starters and this is their time,” said Sedgwick. “We do need the line, on both sides, to grow up quickly, but we do have talent, all they need is some added experience.” Sedgwick expects to start two Grade 10s on the offensive line when the Lightning meet the Stettler Wildcats Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. “It will be a good test right off the bat as Stettler has size, so it will test both of our lines,” added Sedgwick. “We’re not a big physical team, but we have quickness and we have a very intelligent group, who understand the game and the systems we run.” The Lightning host the Wildcats in a non-conference game. The league is divided into two conferences with teams playing each team in their conference once and two other teams from the other conference in games that don’t

Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Former HHHS Lightning player Jon Boutin (right) coaches defensive backs and receivers during training camp last week. The Lightning are the two-time Central Alberta High School Football League defending champions and are looking for their third straight title this season. count in the standings. The Lightning, Notre Dame, Lindsay Thurber, Lacombe and Sylvan Lake are in one conference with Rocky, Ponoka, Camrose, Wetaskiwin and Stettler in the other division. “We want to win this game, but we’ll also make sure we use everyone,” said Sedgwick,

who feels the competition in his conference will be tougher than ever. “Lindsay Thurber has a lot of skill and will be tough to beat while Sylvan Lake and Notre Dame are always right there and Lacombe was young last year and will be that much better.”

The Lightning see their first conference game, Sept. 12 when they visit Sylvan Lake. LTCHS visits Camrose and Sylvan Lake is at Wetaskiwin on Thursday while on Friday Rocky is at Lacombe and Notre Dame hosts Ponoka at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

Williams close to perfect in quarterfinals BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


NEW YORK — From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarter-finals. The score said it all Tuesday night: 6-0, 6-0. Yes, Williams is looking better and better with each match at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament. With two more wins — no matter the exact scores — she’ll earn a fifth title at Flushing Meadows and 17th major championship overall. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams shut out 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, the first “double bagel” in a quarter-final at Flushing Meadows since 1989, when 18-time major title winner Martina Navratilova did it to Manuela Maleeva. “When you play against Serena,” Suarez Navarro said, “you know these things can happen.” Williams won 53 of 71 points and dominated pretty much every statistical category. The first set took all of 19 minutes. The second was slower, lasting 33 minutes, but no less lopsided. Williams was asked whether she’d describe her performance as close to flawless. “Of course not,” the defending champion said with a laugh. “I played good, though. I played really good. I was just more focused than anything. You know, I

like to believe there is room for improvement.” That might be bad news for her opponent in Friday’s semifinals, 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China. Asked in an on-court interview if her game is peaking, Williams replied: “No. Not yet. I hope not. I’m just trying to do the best that I can.” Through five matches, Williams has dropped a total of 13 games so far. For comparison’s sake, know this: Suarez Navarro lost more games than that in her previous match alone, 15, while eliminating No. 8 Angelique Kerber. That victory, and her seeding, should have demonstrated that Suarez Navarro is quite capable of playing well, too. But not on this evening. Not against Williams, who is 65-4 with eight titles in 2013. Going back to the start of Wimbledon last year, the 31-year-old American is 96-5 with 13 trophies, including from three of the past five Grand Slam tournaments plus the London Olympics. “The conditions were so tough, so it definitely was not her best tennis today,” Williams said about Suarez Navarro, who was playing in her third career major quarter-final Tuesday, which happened to be her 25th birthday. Tough conditions, huh? That swirling wind in

REBELS: Has to be more aggressive “Not being drafted this year should be a good wake-up call for him,” said Sutter. “We talked with Kayle throughout the year and at the end of the season about how he has to change some of his game. He’s such a great kid, but when you step on the ice you need a different switch and he has to learn to use that other switch. He has to be more aggressive and he has to continue to work on the defensive side of his game. “He’s not an offensive defenceman whatsoever, but he needs to be a smart, intelligent player who moves the puck quickly up the ice and has some aggression in his game.” Whatever transpires, Sutter feels that all five players will benefit from their time at the NHL camps. “It will be a positive experience for all of them and that’s what you want it to be,” he said. “We want them to go there and do well and let the chips fall there they fall. Our job is to develop players and get these guys the opportunity to go to pro camps, be a presence there and set themselves up moving forward.” ● The Rebels are in Nanton Friday to face the Calgary Hitmen in a preseason contest, then host the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena.

CFL: Took control of the game “Tanner came out very poised and took control of the game,” he said. “He made the plays and kept us moving. “We already believed in him and it’s great how he showed up and played

well.” Montreal interim coach Jim Popp said Marsh’s biggest attribute is his ability to always look downfield. “He keeps his eyes upfield, that’s the biggest thing and he gives us a chance,” Popp said. “He gives us a chance to make plays.” Collaros, Toronto’s starter with incumbent Ricky Ray (shoulder) out six weeks, was 21-of-32 passing for 261 yards with a TD but threw an interception and had a costly fumble. The former Cincinnati star was hurt at 9:59 of the second when taken down by an illegal Chip Cox horse-collar tackle. He was replaced briefly by Trevor Harris but returned on Toronto’s next possession. Montreal (4-5) doesn’t have time to enjoy the win. The Alouettes host Toronto on Sunday to complete the home-and-home series. Montreal is tied with Hamilton (4-5) for second in the East Division after improving to 2-0 with veteran Anthony Calvillo (concussion) sidelined. The Argos certainly had their chances. Their best opportunity to get back into the game came late in the third when Dontrelle Inman’s 10-yard catch put them at the Montreal 13-yard line. But Popp successfully challenged the play, correctly contending Inman fumbled and Alouette Byron Parker recovered. Marsh then hit Duron Carter — the son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter — on a 47-yard completion to end the third to set up Sean Whyte’s 14-yard field goal at 1:50 of the fourth for a 20-8 advantage. “That (challenge) was a big play because had they scored it would’ve been a different game,” Popp said. “I’m just glad we were able to get the ball and move it up the field.” Toronto also opened the game with two impressive drives but only managed Noel Prefontaine’s single off a missed 30-yard field goal at 2:39 of the first. Prefontaine set up for a 30-yard boot on the Argos’ second drive but holder Harris bobbled the snap and was held short of the first down, giving Montreal possession at its own three-

yard line. Collaros hit John Chiles on a 34-yard TD pass at 10:01 of the first to put Toronto ahead 8-0 but Argos head coach Scott Milanovich said the missed early chances were big. “I felt like we could’ve had a much larger lead there late in the first quarter,” he said. “We didn’t and that’s part of football games and we’ve got to be able to continue play. “But I felt we left some opportunities out there.” Predictably, Milanovich didn’t pin the loss on Collaros. “It’s never all on one guy,” he said. “You can’t turn the ball over as many times as we did and have the penalties. “We started off decently, we weren’t able to finish drives. We got into a little bit of a funk and weren’t able to get out of it.” Montreal tied the season series 1-1 as the Argonauts won the first meeting 39-13 on Aug. 8. The two teams play their regular-season finale Nov. 1 at Rogers Centre.

ESKIMOS: Improve the football team When asked to critique the secondary, he said: “When you’re off (the line of scrimmage by) 12 yards, you’re going to give up 12 yards.” Hervey is in his first season as general manager after a distinguished career as an Edmonton wide receiver followed by four years as head scout. He dismissed suggestions from reporters that he was micromanaging the team or undercutting Reed’s authority. “He (Reed) feels the same way I do,” said Hervey. And Hervey suggested that if he is undercutting Reed’s authority, so what? “I’m not really worried about (whether) anyone feels like their legs were cut from under them, because this business is about accountability,” he said. “I will improve this football team regardless of who I have to go through to get there.”


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Arthur Ashe Stadium sure did not appear to bother Williams one bit. She wound up with a 20-3 edge in winners. She made fewer unforced errors, 12-9. She won 23 of 26 points on first serves. “I’ve been playing here for, like, 50 years,” Williams said with a laugh. “I’ve kind of gotten used to the conditions. Even though it’s difficult to play each year, I’m getting a little bit better with it.” When Williams did face a break point for the first time, 42 minutes and 11 games into the match, she came up with a big serve and raced forward for a simple putaway that she punctuated with a yell. Moments later came a second break chance, but even with Williams stumbling to the court, Suarez Navarro dumped the ball into the net. It was that kind of night. “She’s the best player in the sport,” Suarez Navarro said. “When you look at the draw, you don’t want to see Serena there.” Before the match, picturing in her mind what it might be like to step out in the largest arena in Grand Slam tennis, under the lights at night, against Williams, Suarez Navarro came up with a couple of possible scenarios. “I imagined a movie in which I won. I also imagined a movie in which I played well, but she ended up winning,” she said. “I was dreaming so many things.”

SCOREBOARD This week Today

● College hockey: RDC Kings training camp, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex.


● Cycling: Second stage of Tour of Alberta starts in Devon at 10:50 a.m., ends in Red Deer at 4736 50th St. ● High school football: Lindsay Thurber at Camrose, 4:30 p.m.; Stettler at Hunting Hills, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park; Sylvan Lake at Wetaskiwin, 7:45 p.m. ● College hockey: RDC Kings training camp, 4:45-6:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex.


● High school football: Rocky Mountain House at Lacombe, 7 p.m.; Ponoka at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Mixed martial arts: Havoc Fighting Championship, 7 p.m., Westerner Prairie Pavilion. ● WHL preseason: Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m., Nanton. ● AJHL: Calgary Canucks at Olds, 7:30 p.m.


● Peewee football: Red Deer Hornets at Lacombe, 11 a.m.; Stettler at Rocky Mountain House, noon; Olds at Red Deer Steelers, 2:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Bantam football: Lacombe at Notre Dame, noon, Great Chief Park; Ponoka at Stettler, 2 p.m.; Lindsay Thurber at Rocky Mountain House, 2:30 p.m. ● WHL preseason: Lethbridge at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m., Red Deer Arena. ● AJHL: Calgary Mustangs at Olds, 7:30 p.m.

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Recalled 2B Jonathan Schoop, OF Henry Urrutia and RHP Josh Stinson from Norfolk (IL), and 2B Ryan Flaherty from Frederick (CAR). CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Purchased the contracts of RHP Erik Johnson, RHP Daniel Webb, C Miguel Gonzalez and INF Marcus Semien from Charlotte (IL). Placed C Tyler Flowers on the 60-day DL. Transferred RHP Brian Omogrosso from the 15day to the 60-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated OF Ryan Raburn from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Carlos Carrasco, RHP Chen-Chang Lee, RHP Vinnie Pestano, and RHP Josh Tomlin from Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Recalled RHP Jeremy Bonderman, LHP Jose Alvarez and C Bryan Holaday from Toledo (IL). HOUSTON ASTROS—Acquired C Matt Pagnozzi from Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Recalled LHP Donnie Joseph and INF Johnny Giavotella from Omaha (PCL) and RHP Wade Davis and RHP Louis Coleman from Wilmington (Carolina). Purchased the contracts of INF Pedro Ciriaco and INF Carlos Pena from Omaha. Designated OF Edinson Rinconing for assignment. Placed LHP Noel Arguelles on the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Recalled LHP Tommy Milone from Stockton (Cal) and RHP Evan Scribner from Sacramento (PCL). Purchased the contract of RHP Pat Neshek from Sacramento. Designated LHP Hideki Okajima for assignment. Released C Luke Montz. SEATTLE MARINERS—Recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez, RHP Chance Ruffin, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Carlos Triunfel from Tacoma (PCL). Selected the contract of LHP James Paxton from Tacoma. Added Tacoma hitting coach Howard Johnson to its staff. TEXAS RANGERS—Activated RHP Alexi Ogando from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Ross Wolf, OF Engel Beltre and F Joey Butler from Round Rock (PCL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Recalled OF Evan Gattis from Gwinnett (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled RHP Jared Hughes, OF Andrew Lambo, LHP Jeff Locke and C Tony Sanchez from Altoona (EL). Activated RHP Jason Grilli from the 15-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRES—Signed OF Will Venable to a two-year contract through 2015. Recalled RHP Anthony Bass, RHP Brad Boxberger and RHP Brad Brach from Tucson (PCL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS—Recalled INFs Ehire Adrianza and Nick Noonan, OFs Francisco Peguero and Juan Perez and RHPs Jake Dunning and George Kontos from Fresno (PCL). Purchased the contracts of C Johnny Monell and RHP Heath Hembree from Fresno. Designated INF Kensuke Tanaka and LHP Dan Runzler for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Recalled 1B Brock Peterson and INF Ryan Jackson from Memphis (PCL) and RHP Michael Wacha, LHP Tyler Lyons and RHP Carlos Martinez from Springfield (Texas). Purchased the contract of C Audry Perez from Memphis. WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Selected the contract SS Zach Walters from Syracuse (IL). Recalled OF Corey Brown, LHP Xavier Cedeno, INF-OF Jeff Kobernus and OF Eury Perez from Syracuse. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association PHOENIX SUNS—Announced the team and F Michael Beasley agreed to terminate his contract. TORONTO RAPTORS—Waived G-F Quentin Richardson. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed LB Kenny Demens, DT Anthony McCloud and WR Sam McGuffie to the practice squad. ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed OT Jeremy Trueblood. Waived OT Terren Jones. Reached an injury settlement with G Phillipkeith Manley. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed K Dan Carpenter. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Agreed to terms with K Billy Cundiff. Placed OL Jason Pinkston on injured reserve/designated. DALLAS COWBOYS—Acquired DE Caesar Rayford from Indianapolis for an undisclosed draft pick. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed TE Dominique Jones from the practice squad. Signed TE Justice Cunningham to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Placed S Sanders Commings on injured reserve. Signed S Bradley McDougald. Signed G Rishawn Johnson to the practice squad. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed G Danny Watkins to a one-year contract. Waived C Josh Samuda. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed TE Matthew Mulligan. Signed OT Jordan Devey and OT R.J. Dill to the practice squad. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year contract. Placed LB Jonathan Vilma on injured reserve. NEW YORK JETS—Signed DL Junior Aumavae and LB Danny Lansanah to the practice squad. Released T JB Shugarts from practice squad. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed TE Derek Carrier to the practice squad. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Placed CB Danny Gorrer on the injured reserve/return list. Resigned DT Gary Gibson. Signed WR Skye Dawson to the practice squad. Released OL Jace Daniels. HOCKEY American Hockey League CHICAGO WOLVES—Signed D Brent Regner.

Hockey GA 4 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 10

Pt 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Pt Seattle 3 3 0 0 0 16 10 6 Prince George 2 2 0 0 0 12 5 4 Everett 3 3 0 0 0 11 7 6 Portland 3 2 1 0 0 17 11 4 Vancouver 2 1 0 1 0 7 6 3 Victoria 3 1 1 0 1 9 10 3 Kamloops 2 1 1 0 0 7 7 2 Kelowna 2 1 1 0 0 6 7 2 Spokane 3 0 2 0 1 7 15 1 Tri-City 3 0 3 0 0 7 14 0 d-division leader; x-clinched playoff berth. Note: Division leaders ranked in top three positions per conference regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns

Wednesday’s game Saskatoon at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Thursday’s games Medicine Hat at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Calgary at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Regina at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Kootenay at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Friday’s games Everett at Portland, noon Kootenay at Spokane, 4 p.m. Moose Jaw at Brandon, 6:30 p.m. Red Deer at Calgary, 7 p.m. Prince Albert at Regina, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Prince George, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Seattle at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Saturday’s games Kootenay at Everett, noon Portland at Seattle, 4 p.m. Swift Current at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Lethbridge at Red Deer, 7:30 p.m. Edmonton at Prince George, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Spokane at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s games Brandon at Moose Jaw, 2 p.m. Kamloops at Vancouver, 4 p.m.

Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston

American League East Division W L Pct 83 57 .593 75 61 .551 74 64 .536 73 64 .533 64 75 .460 Central Division W L Pct 81 58 .583 73 65 .529 72 66 .522 61 76 .445 56 81 .409 West Division W L Pct 79 58 .577 79 58 .577 64 72 .471 62 76 .449 45 93 .326

GB — 6 8 8 1/2 18 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 8 1/2 19 24 GB — — 14 1/2 17 1/2 34 1/2

Wednesday’s Games Minnesota (Hendriks 1-2) at Houston (Lyles 6-7), 12:10 p.m. Texas (Darvish 12-6) at Oakland (J.Parker 10-6), 1:35 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 11-7) at Arizona (Delgado 4-5), 1:40 p.m. Baltimore (Z.Britton 2-3) at Cleveland (McAllister 7-8), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Johnson 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 12-11), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 11-7) at Boston (Dempster 7-9), 5:10 p.m. Seattle (T.Walker 1-0) at Kansas City (E.Santana 8-8), 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 10-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 9-7), 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Seattle at Kansas City, 12:10 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m.

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Milwaukee Chicago Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco

Monday’s Games Atlanta 13, N.Y. Mets 5 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 5, Milwaukee 2 Miami 4, Chicago Cubs 3 San Diego 4, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 10, Colorado 8 Toronto 4, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 3, Washington 2 Tuesday’s Games Washington 9, Philadelphia 6 Atlanta 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Cincinnati 1, St. Louis 0 Miami 6, Chicago Cubs 2 Pittsburgh 4, Milwaukee 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 4 Toronto 10, Arizona 4 San Francisco at San Diego, late

Thursday’s Games St. Louis at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m.

Chicago 100 020 100 — 4 7 2 New York 010 000 05x — 6 9 1 Sale, N.Jones (8), Veal (8), Lindstrom (8) and Phegley; Kuroda, Claiborne (7), Logan (8), M.Rivera (9) and C.Stewart, Au.Romine. W—Logan 5-2. L—N. Jones 4-5. Sv—M.Rivera (40). HRs—Chicago, De Aza (15).

Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 4, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 4 Boston 2, Detroit 1 Minnesota 9, Houston 6, 12 innings Kansas City 4, Seattle 3 Toronto 10, Arizona 4 Tampa Bay at L.A. Angels, late Texas at Oakland, late

National League East Division W L Pct 85 53 .616 70 68 .507 63 76 .453 62 75 .453 52 85 .380 Central Division W L Pct 81 57 .587 79 59 .572 78 61 .561 59 79 .428 58 80 .420 West Division W L Pct 83 55 .601 69 68 .504 65 75 .464 61 76 .445 61 76 .445

Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Gee 10-9) at Atlanta (Loe 0-1), 10:10 a.m. Miami (Flynn 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 8-11), 12:20 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 11-7) at Arizona (Delgado 4-5), 1:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 8-13) at San Diego (Stults 8-12), 4:40 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 15-8) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-4), 5:05 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 12-9) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 13-10), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Liriano 15-6) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 8-14), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Volquez 9-10) at Colorado (J.De La Rosa 15-6), 6:40 p.m.

Tuesday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore 000 000 003 — 3 8 0 Cleveland 000 103 00x — 4 5 1 Tillman, McFarland (6), Stinson (8) and Wieters; U.Jimenez, Allen (7), J.Smith (8), C.Perez (9) and Y.Gomes. W—U.Jimenez 10-9. L—Tillman 15-5. HRs—Baltimore, McLouth (11).

Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 9, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit 3, Boston 0 Minnesota 10, Houston 6 Kansas City 3, Seattle 1 Baltimore 7, Cleveland 2 Oakland 4, Texas 2 Toronto 4, Arizona 1 L.A. Angels 11, Tampa Bay 2

GB — 15 22 1/2 22 1/2 32 1/2 GB — 2 3 1/2 22 23 GB — 13 1/2 19 21 1/2 21 1/2

Toronto Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg

Canadian Football League EAST DIVISION W L T Pts PF 5 4 0 10 253 4 5 0 8 229 4 5 0 8 215 1 8 0 2 192

Saskatchewan Calgary B.C. Edmonton

WEST DIVISION W L T Pts 8 1 0 16 7 2 0 14 6 3 0 12 1 8 0 2

PA 229 248 248 295

PF 312 295 236 222

PA 202 234 229 272

Friday’s Game B.C. 29, Hamilton 26 Sunday’s Game Saskatchewan 48, Winnipeg 25 Monday’s Game Calgary 37, Edmonton 34 Tuesday’s Game Montreal 20, Toronto 9 Friday, Sept. 6 Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 B.C. vs. Hamilton at Guelph, Ontario, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 Toronto at Montreal, 11 a.m. Saskatchewan at Winnipeg, 2 p.m. Tuesday’s summary

Tuesday’s games Regina at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m.


Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago



WHL Preseason EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OTLSOL GF Calgary 2 2 0 0 0 10 Swift Current 3 2 1 0 0 12 Edmonton 2 1 1 0 0 5 Brandon 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kootenay 0 0 0 0 0 0 Prince Albert 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lethbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 Regina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Saskatoon 0 0 0 0 0 0 Moose Jaw 1 0 1 0 0 4 Red Deer 2 0 2 0 0 5 Medicine Hat 2 0 2 0 0 4

Boston Tampa Bay New York Baltimore Toronto


Detroit 010 000 000 — 1 9 0 Boston 000 020 00x — 2 6 1 Scherzer, Coke (8), Putkonen (8) and B.Pena; Lester, Workman (8), Breslow (8), Tazawa (8), Uehara (9) and D.Ross. W—Lester 13-8. L—Scherzer 19-2. Sv—Uehara (17). Seattle 000 002 100 — 3 10 0 Kan. City 100 110 01x — 4 9 1 E.Ramirez, Furbush (7), Medina (8) and Zunino; B.Chen, K.Herrera (7), Collins (7), Hochevar (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W—Hochevar 4-2. L— Medina 4-4. Sv—G.Holland (38). HRs—Seattle, Seager (22). Kansas City, A.Gordon (16), S.Perez (10). Minnesota 202 000 020 003 — 916 1 Houston 010 000 203 000 — 610 1 (12 innings) P.Hernandez, Fien (7), Duensing (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9), Thielbar (10), Roenicke (12) and Pinto; Cosart, Harrell (5), De Leon (8), Zeid (9), K.Chapman (12) and C.Clark. W—Thielbar 3-2. L—K.Chapman 0-1. Sv—Roenicke (1). HRs—Minnesota, Dozier (17), Plouffe (14). Houston, Carter (27), B.Barnes (7). INTERLEAGUE Toronto 140 010 013 — 10 15 2 Arizona 000 120 100 — 4 7 2 Redmond, Wagner (6), Oliver (7), McGowan (8), Loup (9) and Arencibia; Miley, Collmenter (2), Roe (6), D.Hernandez (7), W.Harris (8), E.De La Rosa (9) and M.Montero. W—Redmond 3-2. L—Miley 9-10. HRs—Toronto, R.Davis (3), Encarnacion (36), Lind (17), Sierra (1). Arizona, Eaton (3), Gregorius (6), M.Montero (10). NATIONAL LEAGUE Wash. 030 022 101 — 9 11 3 Phila. 000 203 010 — 6 8 1 G.Gonzalez, Mattheus (6), Storen (7), Clippard (8), R.Soriano (9) and W.Ramos, J.Solano; E.Martin, De Fratus (5), Robles (6), Lu.Garcia (7), Savery (9), Rosenberg (9) and Ruiz. W—G.Gonzalez 9-6. L—E.Martin 2-4. Sv—R.Soriano (37). HRs—Washington, W.Ramos (10), C.Brown (1). Philadelphia, Asche (3). St. Louis 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 Cincinnati 000 000 10x — 1 5 0 Wacha, Maness (7), Siegrist (8) and Y.Molina; H.Bailey, M.Parra (8), A.Chapman (9) and Hanigan. W—H.Bailey 10-10. L—Maness 5-2. Sv—A.Chapman (34). New York 000 001 000 — 1 8 0 Atlanta 000 000 30x — 3 7 0 C.Torres, Rice (8), Black (8) and T.d’Arnaud; Medlen, S.Downs (8), Ayala (8), Kimbrel (9) and McCann. W—Medlen 12-12. L—C.Torres 3-3. Sv— Kimbrel (44). HRs—Atlanta, Gattis (16), Simmons (13). Miami 000 030 030 — 6 12 0 Chicago 000 020 000 — 2 4 1 Koehler, Da.Jennings (5), R.Webb (6), M.Dunn (8), A.Ramos (9) and Mathis; E.Jackson, Al.Cabrera (6), Rosscup (6), H.Rondon (7), B.Parker (8), Bowden (9) and Castillo. W—R.Webb 2-5. L—E.Jackson 7-15. HRs—Chicago, Bogusevic (3).


BRIEFS Dusyk leads Central Alberta golfers at Canadian men’s mid-am championship SPRUCE GROVE — Merv Dusyk of Sylvan Lake was the low Central Alberta golfer following Tuesday’s opening round of the Canadian Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship at Blackhawk. Dusyk, who plays out of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club, carded a 3-over 74 to sit 11 shots back of leader and defending champion Kevin Carrigan of Victoria heading into the second round of the 72-hole event. Carrigan’s 8-under 63 was four shots better than David Bartman of Los Angeles and five better than Michael Rutgers of Windsor. Tim Boston of Ponoka checked in with a 76, while Ron Harder of Red Deer, who plays out of Innisfail, fired an 81 and Grant Lee of Red Deer shot an 85.

Renegades lose in major league soccer playoff quarter-finals The Red Deer Renegades dropped a 4-1 decision to the Calgary Callies in the quarter-finals at the Jubilee Shield provincial major league soccer championships in Calgary during the weekend. Paula Dadensky, who will play for the University of Alberta Pandas this season, scored Red Deer’s lone goal. The Callies lost 2-0 to the Edmonton Northwest United in the semifinals. Edmonton Victoria downed Northwest United 2-1 in the final after beating the Edmonton Angels 3-0 in the semifinals. The Angels downed the Calgary Saints 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

Alouettes 20, Argonauts 9 First Quarter Tor — FG Prefontaine 43 2:39 Tor — TD Chiles 34 pass from Collaros (Prefontaine convert) 10:01 Second Quarter Mtl — FG Whyte 12 3:37 Mtl — TD Bruce 28 pass from Marsh (Whyte convert) 8:52 Mtl — TD Emry 72 fumble return (Whyte convert) 13:31 Third Quarter No scoring. Fourth Quarter Mtl — FG Whyte 14 1:50 Tor — Single Prefontaine 68 4:59 Montreal 0 17 0 3 — 20 Toronto 8 0 0 1 — 9 Attendance — 18,863 at Toronto. TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Passes tried-made Returns yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-Lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-Yards Time of Possession

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Thursday’s Game Baltimore at Denver, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Atlanta at New Orleans, 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Chicago, 11 a.m. New England at Buffalo, 11 a.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Kansas City at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. Seattle at Carolina, 11 a.m. Miami at Cleveland, 11 a.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 11 a.m. Oakland at Indianapolis, 11 a.m. Green Bay at San Francisco, 2:25 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 2:25 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 5:10 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 8:20 p.m. NFL Odds (Odds courtesy if; favourites in capital letters) Spread O/U Thursday BALTIMORE at Denver 7 48 Sunday Tennessee at PITTSBURGH 7 42 NEW ENGLAND at Buffalo 9 50.5 Atlanta at NEW ORLEANS 3 54 TAMPA BAY at NY Jets 3 39.5 KANSAS CITY at Jacksonville 4 41 SEATTLE at Carolina 3.5 45 Miami at Cleveland Pick 41.5 Minnesota at DETROIT 5 46.5 Oakland at INDIANAPOLIS 10 47 Cincinnati at CHICAGO 3 41.5 Arizona at ST. LOUIS 4.5 41 Green Bay at SAN FRANCISCO 4.5 48.5 NY Giants at DALLAS 3 48.5 Monday Philadelphia at WASHINGTON 3.5 51 HOUSTON at San Diego 3.5 44

Golf PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders Rank Player Points 1. Henrik Stenson 4,051 2. Tiger Woods 4,037 3. Adam Scott 3,917 4. Matt Kuchar 3,103 5. Graham DeLaet 2,806 6. Phil Mickelson 2,762 7. Justin Rose 2,664 8. Steve Stricker 2,617 9. Brandt Snedeker 2,326 10. Jordan Spieth 2,246 11. Keegan Bradley 1,866 12. Jason Day 1,785 13. Jason Dufner 1,781 14. Gary Woodland 1,771 15. Jim Furyk 1,718 16. Kevin Streelman 1,718 17. Bill Haas 1,718 18. Hunter Mahan 1,601 19. Boo Weekley 1,560 20. Webb Simpson 1,531 21. D.A. Points 1,496 22. Billy Horschel 1,491 23. Dustin Johnson 1,428 24. Sergio Garcia 1,409 25. Roberto Castro 1,398 26. Brendon de Jonge 1,379 27. Zach Johnson 1,343 28. Harris English 1,337 29. Charl Schwartzel 1,319 30. Lee Westwood 1,271 31. Charles Howell III 1,248 32. Kevin Stadler 1,235 33. Kevin Chappell 1,197 34. Nick Watney 1,193 35. Scott Piercy 1,186 36. Rickie Fowler 1,184 37. Chris Kirk 1,172 38. John Huh 1,169 39. Chris Stroud 1,150 40. Bubba Watson 1,137 41. Rory McIlroy 1,132 42. D. Summerhays 1,102 43. Russell Henley 1,088 44. John Merrick 1,076 45. Jimmy Walker 1,073 46. Brian Gay 1,072 47. Patrick Reed 1,067 48. Graeme McDowell 1,048 49. Brian Davis 1,047 50. Jonas Blixt 1,040

YTD Money $4,905,963 $8,231,839 $4,664,611 $5,415,008 $2,649,300 $5,253,527 $3,815,881 $3,417,532 $4,934,087 $3,039,820 $3,304,813 $3,136,430 $2,886,134 $1,665,812 $2,487,179 $2,906,818 $3,281,963 $2,569,164 $2,640,262 $2,505,382 $2,507,287 $3,133,383 $2,626,094 $1,919,085 $1,783,164 $1,532,524 $2,340,509 $2,181,007 $1,895,123 $2,065,251 $1,844,589 $1,238,910 $1,572,719 $1,440,039 $1,814,004 $1,783,942 $1,660,416 $1,508,682 $1,582,869 $1,691,076 $1,784,763 $1,223,486 $1,975,226 $1,865,158 $1,941,570 $1,409,297 $1,943,839 $2,156,595 $1,179,257 $2,008,264

2013 Presidents Cup Standings At Muirfield Village Golf Club Dublin, Ohio Oct. 3-6 Top 10 for each team qualify automatically plus two Captain’s picks: United States 1. Tiger Woods 22,627,211 2. Brandt Snedeker 15,039,781 3. Phil Mickelson 14,938,074 4. Matt Kuchar 14,928,415 5. Jason Dufner 10,831,972 6. Keegan Bradley 10,730,684 7. Steve Stricker 10,431,084 8. Bill Haas 10,353,876 9. Hunter Mahan 10,021,521 10. Zach Johnson 9,185,262 11. Webb Simpson 9,173,832 12. Dustin Johnson 8,788,408 13. Jim Furyk 8,686,163 14. Bubba Watson 8,169,548 15. Billy Horschel 6,988,315 International 1. Adam Scott 2. Jason Day 3. Charl Schwartzel 4. Ernie Els 5. Louis Oosthuizen 6. Hideki Matsuyama 7. Branden Grace 8. Graham DeLaet 9. Richard Sterne 10. Angel Cabrera 11. Thongchai Jaidee 12. Marc Leishman 13. Tim Clark 14. Brendon de Jonge 15. George Coetzee


9.36 4.60 4.52 4.47 4.27 3.30 3.07 3.01 2.93 2.44 2.22 2.21 2.21 2.04 1.91

LPGA Money Leaders Trn Money 17 $2,179,877 20 $1,436,497 17 $1,233,842 18 $1,020,879

1. Inbee Park 2. Stacy Lewis 3. Suzann Pettersen 4. I.K. Kim

5. So Yeon Ryu 6. Beatriz Recari 7. Na Yeon Choi 8. Paula Creamer 9. Hee Young Park 10. Lizette Salas 11. Karine Icher 12. Angela Stanford 13. Cristie Kerr 14. Karrie Webb 15. Catriona Matthew 16. Jessica Korda 17. Jiyai Shin 18. Anna Nordqvist 19. Caroline Hedwall 20. Shanshan Feng 21. Ai Miyazato 22. Jodi Ewart Shadoff 23. Morgan Pressel 24. Gerina Piller 25. Pornanong Phatlum 26. Lexi Thompson 27. Brittany Lincicome 28. Haeji Kang 29. Chella Choi 30. Ilhee Lee 31. Jennifer Johnson 32. Mika Miyazato 33. Yani Tseng 34. Amy Yang 35. Brittany Lang 36. Giulia Sergas 37. Jenny Shin 38. Meena Lee 39. Mo Martin 40. Carlota Ciganda 41. Caroline Masson 42. Sun Young Yoo 43. Hee Kyung Seo 44. Moriya Jutanugarn 45. Nicole Castrale 46. Sandra Gal 47. Chie Arimura 48. Stacy Prammanasudh 49. Azahara Munoz 50. Julieta Granada

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Webcom Money Leaders 1. Michael Putnam 2. Ben Martin 3. Chesson Hadley 4. Edward Loar 5. Kevin Tway 6. Bronson La’Cassie 7. Will Wilcox 8. Patrick Cantlay 9. Kevin Kisner 10. Tim Wilkinson 11. Mark Anderson 12. Alex Aragon 13. Alex Prugh 14. Brice Garnett 15. Jamie Lovemark 16. Danny Lee 17. Trevor Immelman 18. John Peterson 19. Brendon Todd 20. Peter Malnati 21. Matt Bettencourt 22. Jim Renner 23. Benjamin Alvarado 24. Daniel Chopra 25. Wes Roach 26. Miguel Angel Carballo 27. Mathew Goggin 28. Kevin Foley 29. Alexandre Rocha 30. Andrew Svoboda 31. Steve Alker 32. Ashley Hall 33. Scott Parel 34. Whee Kim 35. Chad Collins 36. D.J. Brigman 37. Russell Knox 38. Shane Bertsch 39. Nick Rousey 40. Kelly Kraft 41. Franklin Corpening 42. Will MacKenzie 43. Ryan Spears 44. Billy Hurley III 45. Jason Gore 46. Byron Smith 47. Hunter Haas 48. Spencer Levin 49. Matt Davidson 50. Andrew Putnam

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Bantam Cougars open with win over Rebels The Notre Dame Cougars kicked off the Central Alberta Bantam Football league with a

36-6 win over the Rocky Mountain House Rebels at Great Chief Park Saturday. The Cougars return to action against the Lacombe Raiders, Saturday at noon at Great Chief Park.

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Blue Jays power way past D-backs ENCARNACION, DAVIS, LIND, SIERRA ALL HOMER FOR TORONTO IN WIN OVER ARIZONA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 10 Diamondbacks 4 PHOENIX — Edwin Encarnacion hit one of four home runs for Toronto and the Blue Jays beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 on Tuesday night. Rajai Davis, Adam Lind and Moises Sierra also homered for the Blue Jays, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead in two innings off Wade Miley (9-10). Toronto has won two in a row. The Diamondbacks have lost three straight and five of six, all at home. Going back to May 2010, Encarnacion has homered in a record five straight games at Chase Field. Adam Eaton, Didi Gregorius and Miguel Montero homered for Arizona. Todd Redmond (3-2) allowed three runs and four hits in five innings for his second win in a row. Encarnacion also doubled, singled and walked twice. Miley didn’t make it out of the second inning, allowing five runs and eight hits in 1 2-3 innings. Eaton had two throwing errors in left field, one of which led to an unearned run. Toronto got one in the first on Brett Lawrie’s RBI single, then added four in the second to bring a quick end to Miley’s night. Kevin Pillar doubled with one out, then Redmond walked. Jose Reyes followed with a single but was picked off first base. That saved a run for Arizona because Davis sent Miley’s 3-2 pitch over the wall in left-centre, a tworun shot that made it 4-0. Encarnacion doubled and Lawrie’s got another RBI single to put the Blue Jays up 5-0. Miley walked Mark DeRosa and the Arizona lefthander’s night was over. Josh Collmenter came on and retired J.P. Arencibia to end the inning. Redmond was perfect through three innings before Eaton led off the fourth with a home run to the swimming pool area in left field. The Diamondbacks went on to get runners at first


Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar scores on a base hit by teammate Jose Reyes during the second inning of against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, in Phoenix.

and third with one out in the inning, but Aaron Hill grounded sharply to third and Toronto converted the inning-ending double play. The Blue Jays got a run off Collmenter in the fifth when DeRosa led off with a single and reached third when Eaton’s throw from left field after Arencibia’s fly out sailed into the Toronto dugout. DeRosa scored the unearned run on Sierra’s double off Eaton’s glove at the wall in left-centre. Arizona cut it to 6-3 on Gregorius’ two-run home run into the right field seats off Redmond in the fifth. The Diamondbacks had runners at first and second with no outs in the sixth, but Martin Prado grounded into a double play, then Hill grounded out. Prado has hit into 26 double plays this season, second-most in the majors behind Matt Holliday’s 28. Another leadoff homer, this one in the seventh by Montero off Neil Wagner, cut the lead to 6-4. Gerardo Parra followed with an infield single, but was erased when pinch hitter Willie Bloomquist grounded into a double play. Encarnacion’s towering home run off Will Harris in the seventh put Toronto up 7-4. Toronto blew the game open in the ninth. Lind’s pinch-hit home run off left-hander Eury de La Rosa made it 8-4, then Sierra’s two-run shot, his first homer of the season, put Toronto up 10-4. Notes: The Diamondbacks recalled 3B Matt Davidson and C Tuffy Gosewisch and selected SS Chris Owings from Triple-A Reno. Owings was the PCL player of the year. LHP Matt Reynolds was transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Owings on the 40-man roster. ... Owings grounded out as a pinch hitter in the fifth in his major league debut. ... Toronto recalled RHP Kyle Drabek from Triple-A Buffalo. The Blue Jays also selected LHP Ricky Romero, RHP Jeremy Jeffress and C Mike Nickeas from Buffalo. LHP Luis Perez returned from a medical rehab assignment and activated from the 60-day DL. ... Randall Delgado (4-5, 3.67 ERA) goes for Arizona and Mark Buehrle (11-7, 3.92) for Toronto in the series finale Wednesday afternoon.

NHLPA, RBC donates equipment to flood victims BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER — Troy Kowal is one of dozens of young hockey players whose skates, pads, helmet and sticks were destroyed by floodwaters that devastated High River in June. The mass destruction of hockey equipment in basements and garages was one of a myriad of challenges his hometown has faced this summer as it rebuilds. But for minor hockey players and their parents, it was another part of their lives thrown into disarray. “Pretty sad,” said Kowal,

a 14-year-old forward. “I love the sport. It was heartbreaking.” The Foothills Minor Hockey Association got a helping hand from the National Hockey Association Players’ Association and RBC with the donation $50,000 for equipment Tuesday. Kowal estimates the cost of replacing his equipment would have been $2,000, so the assistance was welcome. “It’s definitely better,” he said. “It helps me cope with it. I’m excited for a new season. I’m still loving it. I’ll play until I can’t play anymore.” Calgary Flames forwards Matt Stajan and T.J. Galiardi

and defencemen Derek Smith and Mark Giordano helped present a cheque Tuesday. They then joined minor hockey players for a game of ball hockey in a junior high gymnasium. Galiardi is from Calgary, which is north of High River. Parts of that city were also submerged when the Bow and Elbow rivers spilled their banks. The NHLPA’s Goals and Dreams program has contributed millions of dollars to grassroots programs, but the High River initiative felt personal to Galiardi. “Everyone has been affected here so heavily with the

floods, ” he said. “If we can help out even a small bit we’re happy to do so.” Restoration of the Bob Snodgrass Recreational Centre in High River is ongoing. The Foothills Association hopes to have the arena ready to launch the 2013-14 season. The prospect of a season seemed dimmer when so many of the 304 players in the Foothills hockey system were without equipment. “Most of our kids were affected,” Association president Derek Harper said. “Ninetyfour per cent of all of all of our household dwellings were decimated. As far as hockey equipment, I wasn’t sure we

were going to have hockey this year. Right now our numbers are looking very good. Most of our returning players are back.” The chance to play hockey again injects some normalcy into youngsters’ lives which haven’t felt normal this summer. “The bigger issue for us here is these kids need something to do,” said Troy Kowal’s father Tom. “We need these kids to have a feel-good story. Life has been so hard for these kids. “Our town is rebuilding. We’ll be fine and we’ll rebuild, but we need things to feel good about.”

Newcomers anxious to start season with Canadiens LAVAL, Que. — Daniel Briere feels he is finally ready to play for the team he worshipped as a kid in Gatineau, Que. The best-known of the Montreal Canadiens’ off-season acquisitions, along with tough guy George Parros and defenceman Douglas Murray, was mobbed by media as he joined his new teammates for the first time at the club’s annual charity golf tournament on Tuesday. Briere, 35, signed a two-year contract worth $4 million per season after he was bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers, who were in salary-cap trouble and couldn’t keep the five-foot-10 centre. “I take it a step at a time, with today being the first step,” said Briere. “The biggest step will be wearing that jersey out onto the ice. “That will be a big thrill. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of doing.” Briere had a chance to do it in 2007, when he turned down the Canadiens to sign an eight-year, $52-million deal with the Flyers. This time, he said he didn’t want to miss what may be his last chance to play for Montreal. “I think I’m ready at this stage of my career,” he said. It hasn’t been determined whether he will play his usual position at centre, where the Canadiens have lots of bodies, or on the wing. Either way, he will add skill and experience to one of the top attacking lines, even if he won’t make a smaller-than-average team any bigger. General manager Marc Bergevin,

entering his second season, hopes to have addressed that with the six-footfive Parros and six-foot-three Murray. “Two of the guys bring size and toughness, which was a need we had to fill,” said Bergevin. “And Danny brings leadership. “He’s a player who had options and he chose to come to Montreal. For a French-Canadian, I think that’s huge. He’s happy to be here, and to us that means a lot.” Briere has been a solid points producer throughout his career, but he is mostly known for playing his best in big games, especially the playoffs, where he has 109 points in 108 games. And he feels the Canadiens have become a hard team to play against with their speed and a balanced attack. “More and more, the pieces are coming together for this team to be successful,” he said. “They took a major step in the right direction last year with key additions (Brandon Prust), and also with some good young players taking a step. “With guys like myself, Parros and Murray coming here, hopefully we’ll move even more in that direction. I’m not coming here to be a passenger. I want to be here, but I also want to make a difference. I want to be a guy they can rely on for offence and who can help at any time.” The 33-year-old Murray, who signed for one year at $1.5 million, was acquired by Pittsburgh in March from the San Jose Sharks and was part of the Penguins stunning playoff collapse. Some feel the hard-hitting Swede has lost a step, but Bergevin had his eye on Murray since last season. Without giving details, Bergevin said

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“I’m looking forward to the challenge of playing here,” said Parros, who spent six years in Anaheim before moving to the Florida Panthers last season. He said his Twitter following exploded after joining Montreal and he is already being spotted by fans on the street. The main attractions of the day were goalie Carey Price and Norris Trophy winning defenceman P.K. Subban, who both attended last week’s Canadian Olympic team orientation camp. Bergevin is confident that Price will bounce back from a weak end to last season, especially with the hiring of goaltender coach Stephane Waite from Chicago. Price will need to be sharp to secure a spot on the Olympic squad. “You can look at it that way, but the bottom line is, I want to play well no matter what,” he said. “Whether I’m trying to make the Olympic team or playing here, it shouldn’t make a difference.” He also admitted he has yet to try on the new league-mandated smaller goalie pads he will use this season. “I’ve been practising in my old ones, so I’m probably going to be in for a bit of a shock here,” he said.


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Murray can be a valuable defenceman on the right team and with the right defence partner. He sees him as a top-six rearguard. That suits Murray, who said he signed with Montreal “because of the way they viewed me as a player and how they were planning to using me. “You don’t get handed anything. You still have to earn it, but I liked the way they viewed how I should play. Also, there’s an unbelievable hockey tradition here. I think there are more cameras here than I had in seven years in San Jose.” Bergevin said Murray is more than a temporary replacement for Alexei Emelin. They had hoped Emelin would return by late November, but Bergevin said he will be out at least into December and that they want the tough Russian to be fully healed before he returns to action. Parros gives the team a heavyweight enforcer who will take pressure off Prust, a willing fighter who is more of a middleweight, in a division where many teams have been adding muscle in recent years. The 33-year-old had off-season surgery to repair a rotator cuff in a shoulder but hopes to be ready to play when the regular season opens on Oct. 1.

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Crawford’s contract the going rate BLACKHAWKS GOALTENDER’S NEW CONTRACT IS COMPARED TO OTHER CONTRACTS SIGNED THIS SUMMER BY TOP NETMINDERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS As difficult as it is to win the Stanley Cup, it’s even harder to repeat. That’s to say nothing of a goaltender winning two titles, something that hasn’t been done since Martin Brodeur with the New Jersey Devils in 2000 and 2003. So when the Chicago Blackhawks gave Corey Crawford a six-year, $36-million contract, the 28-year-old goalie saw it as a sign of management’s confidence in him to “try and repeat and go for more championships in the future.” Crawford will get his first Cup ring early this season after putting up a playoff-best 1.84 goalsagainst average during Chicago’s run last spring. And while Crawford’s contract was scrutinized for his short track record of success, similar deals handed out this off-season show that this is simply the going rate for a franchise goaltender, even one who might not be seen in the same light as Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins or Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes. “The reality is we need to have a top-notch goaltender in our organization, and we’ve got one right in-house here in Corey,” Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said on a conference call this week. “It was never a question in our minds that we want to commit to him because it’s the most important position we have and we have a lot of faith in his ability to continue.” Crawford’s deal is between Smith’s at $34 million over six years and Rask’s at $56 million over eight years. Crawford and Smith have almost identical career save percentages and are close in goals-against average. Crawford and Rask each has his name on the Cup once, but Tim Thomas was the starter when the Bruins won in 2011. Four of the eight goalten-

ders to win the Cup since the 2004-05 lockout have received lucrative deals since, including Jonathan Quick getting 10 years and $58 million from the Los Angeles Kings and the Cam Ward getting six years and $37.8 million from the Carolina Hurricanes. Reaching the final with the Bruins and taking over for Thomas as the starter with a .927 save percentage was enough to earn Rask his deal, which could set the bar among franchise contracts. “He’s turned into an elite goaltender,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said shortly after that deal was signed. “I really like what Tuukka has become as a person and as a goaltender. As a result, we felt that we were ready to commit to him to a long-term contract and he was ready to commit to us. ... He’s really starting to reach his prime. Only better things will happen for him and the Bruins for years to come.” While Smith at 31 might be in his prime, the Blackhawks are hoping the same comes of Crawford, who struggled in 2011-12, just his second season as a No. 1 NHL goaltender. He was the third goalie in 2010 when Antti Niemi helped Chicago win the Cup, but the Finnish goalie wasn’t as fortunate to receive a long-term contract. Instead, when an arbitrator awarded Niemi $2.75 million, the cap-crunched Blackhawks walked away. Niemi signed with the San Jose Sharks, and Crawford took over in Chicago. “One of the factors that went into us making the move back in 2010 was we knew we had Corey in the wings here ready to take on a bigger role,” Bowman said. The starting role, at least in theory, belongs to Crawford for the next handful of years. His new contract starts in 2014-15, and he’ll count $6 million against the salary cap


Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford gloves the puck on a shot attempt by the Boston Bruins during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, in Chicago on June 15. The Blackhawks and Crawford have agreed to a six-year contract extension. The Blackhawks announced the deal on Monday. through 2019-20. One of the defences of Crawford’s big-money contract is the same used when the New York Islanders gave Rick DiPietro 15 years and $67.5 million — that as salaries rise, the cap hit won’t look so bad. In this case, the belief is that the cap, set at US$64.3 million for 2013-14, will be at or around $70 million by the time Crawford’s contract kicks in and continue to rise beyond that. “The salary cap is something we have to certainly plan for and think about as an organization, but I don’t think that’s a focus right now in terms of this,” Bowman said. “A lot changes year-to-year.

We don’t have all the knowledge of where the cap will be in two years or three years, but the one thing we do know is we’re going to have a great goaltender, and that’s why this was an easy decision for us.” Asked on Monday’s conference call if he saw the deal as a reward or a challenge, Crawford said he believed it was more of a reward for the hard work he put in to get to this point. “I’m not going to put any extra pressure on myself,” Crawford said. “I don’t want to add any extra things to what it means, but it’s definitely exciting.” Rask didn’t want to think about making a lot of money

compared to his contemporaries. Along with big money comes big responsibility. “Maybe it’s just a challenge,” Rask said after signing his deal in July. “For me, it doesn’t really matter if I’m making four million or seven million or 10 million you’re still trying to be worth your money and try to prove yourself every night. I don’t really look at that if I’m making more or less than the next guy sitting next to me, so it definitely affected my mind-set but obviously people expect great things from me as I do from myself.” That’s something Crawford could learn quickly, even before his next contract begins.

Raonic and Canada set to tangle with Djokovic and Serbians BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Canada’s Davis Cup team is deep in talent. That depth will be needed to beat world No. 1 Novak Djokovic and Serbia on their home court in Belgrade. Milos Raonic leads Canada into the World Group semifinal tie Sept. 13-15 on clay at the Belgrade Arena. The winning country moves onto the final in November against the winner of the other semifinal between Argentina and Czech Republic. Canada has never made it this far in the international men’s team tennis event that begins each year with 130 countries. Only 16 qualify for the World Group each year. Each tie consists of four singles matches and a doubles match. “As a group we’ve gone through events and moments that are pretty uplifting and it’s been a year where we’ve done a lot of things we’ve never done before and we want to continue to do that,” Canada’s captain Martin Larendeau said Tuesday during a conference call. “We’re really looking forward to the challenge and the chance to keep alive this great story we’re going through.” Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., is the highest-ranked male singles player in Canadian history at No. 11 in the world. He reached his first Masters final at last month’s Rogers Cup in Montreal where he lost in straight sets to current world No. 2 Rafael Nadal of Spain. Raonic, 22, advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open before falling in five sets to Richard Gasquet of France on Monday. Djokovic is 3-0 in Davis Cup singles in 2013. He and Raonic have never met on the professional tour. Frank Dancevic of Niagara Falls, Ont., doubles specialist Daniel Nestor of Toronto and Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil round out the Canadian squad. Ottawa’s Jesse Levine, Filip Peli-

wo of Vancouver and Toronto’s Adil Shamasdin will also travel to Belgrade as part of an extended squad of players. Serbia’s Janko Tipsarevic is ranked No. 21 in men’s singles and reached the third round of the U.S. Open. Nenad Zimonjic, the No. 1 doubles player in the world in 2008, and Dusan Lajovic will also represent Serbia with Bogdan Obradovic as the team’s captain. The Canadians will fly to Belgrade later this week. They’ll practise on clay courts in the city and start training on the competition surface Monday, Laurendeau said. “It’ll be a challenging surface to adapt to for both teams,” he said. “The Serbs have also been playing on hard courts ever since Wimbledon and there’s not much time to turn it around. “We also know that we’re playing indoors. Indoor tennis is always something we enjoy and we like. Even though it’s clay, we still play in conditions where the ball will travel pretty well.” “At least that’s something we look forward to and we’ll see how the court is laid down when we go for practice on Monday morning.” Dancevic, 28, has been a Davis Cup regular for Canada since 2002. His three-set victory over Marcel Granollers gave Canada a 2-0 lead after the first day of February’s tie against Spain. A back injury sidelined him for April’s quarter-final against Italy, but Dancevic qualified for the U.S. Open main draw and reached the second round for the first time in his career last week. Pospisil, 23, is blazing a trail in singles this summer. He lost to Raonic in an all-Canadian semifinal at the Rogers Cup, which launched him into the top 40 in the world rankings. He has already begun hitting on clay in Florida in preparation for the Davis Cup, Laurendeau said. Nestor and Pospisil reached the

Canadian Grant will get first shot at newly titled Pettis THE CANADIAN PRESS Canadian T.J. Grant will get first crack at new UFC lightweight champion Anthony (Showtime) Pettis. UFC president Dana White confirmed the matchup Tuesday in a text to The Canadian Press. “Thanks for all your support!! I’m a happy man!” tweeted Grant, a 29-year-old from Cole Harbour, N.S.

UFC Grant (21-5) had been slated to meet champion Benson (Smooth) Henderson last Saturday at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. He earned the title shot in May by knocking out Gray (The Bully) Maynard in the first round at UFC 160. But a concussion forced him out of the Henderson fight, leaving Pettis (17-2) to make the most of the op-

portunity. The former WEC champion submitted Henderson in the first round after lashing his body with a series of leg kicks. After beating Henderson, Pettis called out featherweight champion Jose Aldo, saying he would fight for either belt. Grant is 5-0 since dropping down to 155 pounds. He went 3-3 as a welterweight. There is no word yet on a date for the Grant-Pettis fight.

third round of the U.S. Open in their first Grand Slam together as a doubles team. Nestor, 40, is Canada’s most decorated tennis player having won doubles titles in all four Grand Slams during his career, as well as an Olympic gold medal in 2000. Laurendeau wasn’t showing his hand on whether Pospisil or Dancevic will be his No. 2 singles player. “The first thing is to go over there and see how everybody feels,” he said. “They’ve got nine months of tennis in their bodies and we have to evaluate

and make sure everyone is fit to go through this long weekend and be fit the play to four- or five-hour match. “We can’t jump the gun too quick. We’ll have to assess when we get there.” Canada and Serbia will meet for the first time in Davis Cup competition. Serbia won their first World Group tie in 2010 en route to becoming the Davis Cup champion that year. Serbia is currently ranked third in the International Tennis Federation rankings of Davis Cup countries, while Canada is No. 7.

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FRONT RCMP will train candid cameras on several school zones, playground zones and traffic corridors until Sept. 15. Photo radar will watching motorists in school zones on 42A Avenue, Nolan Street, Oleander Drive, 40th Avenue and 48th Avenue; playground zones at 57th Avenue, Davison Drive, Cornett Drive, 58th Street and Lancaster Drive; and traffic corridors along 50th Avenue, 49th Street, 49th Avenue, Taylor Drive, 32nd Street and 67th Street. RCMP reserve the option to change photo radar sites without notice.

BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer County is preparing a 30-year planning vision for the Red Deer Airport. The timing couldn’t be better, suggested Mayor Jim Wood, noting Air Canada debuted its new scheduled air service to local municipal representatives and business people on Tuesday. “We are now connected to 170 destinations that Air Canada flies within the world,” he said. “People don’t have to drive to Calgary or Edmonton to get on an airline that will take them anywhere pretty well. “This is a milestone right now for this region.”

But with airport lots all taken, the time is right to prepare the way for future growth. “Currently, they are running out of developable land,” said Wood. “The last time the airport authority gave us a presentation they indicated the last lot was just used.” The Red Deer Regional Airport Structure Plan plots out a planning direction for the facility on 900 acres near Springbrook to ensure it reaches its potential as a regional transportation hub over the next 20 years. The plan includes setbacks and sightline regulations to ensure that development does not hinder future air services or the operations of the navigation tower. The document also ensures that all de-

velopment meets Transport Canada standards. Since future growth will be closely tied to luring new aviation businesses, the plan reserves airfield lands so there is room for future airside amenities. As well, other property is reserved for commercial developments that don’t require access to airport facilities. Should the control tower need to be moved some day, land has been set aside in the plan at a central runway location. Land has also been set aside for a future replacement terminal and the necessary parking. Council gave the plan first reading on Tuesday and a public hearing will be held on Oct. 1.



TRY RINGETTE Anyone who would like to try a different ice sport can come to the Red Deer Ringette Come and Try It Day on Saturday, Sept. 14. Check-in is at 1 p.m. The free event runs from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participants must bring their own skates, hockey/ringette helmet and mitts. No bicycle helmets permitted. Sticks and instructions provided. To register or for more information, contact Wendy Glover at wendy@


RIDE STRONG POKER RALLY The Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada is hosting Ride Strong, a horseback poker rally on Sept. 14. Last year, 49 riders raised $10,000 for the foundation. The event, in memory of Jeffrey Varney, will be held at Rolyn Hills Guest Ranch, about 10 minutes east of Red Deer on Hwy 595. The half-day poker rally starts at noon and will be followed by a barbecue, prizes and optional camping. Tickets are $40 each. For more information, call Sarah Fritzel at 403-392-4844 or email ridestrong@yahoo. ca.

CORRECTION A story about Michener Hill Extendicare that appeared in Friday’s Advocate had some incorrect information about the deadline to reach a contract agreement with Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. On Aug. 19, Alberta Human Services Minister Dave Hancock extended the deadline to reach an agreement to Sept. 23. More hearings between Extendicare and AUPE are scheduled for Sept. 7, 8 and 9.


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Five year old Gracie Pringle gives her mother Christine Anderson a good bye kiss as she begins her school career at Westpark Elementary School Tuesday. Gracie along with her new classmates will join their teacher Karina Nielsen as they embark on the next twelve years of primary and secondary education. Tuesday marked the first day of school for many schools in Central Alberta.

Prosecutor questions woman about alleged sexual assaults BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF Testimony continues today in the trial of a former Central Alberta man accused of sexually assaulting his stepdaughter on at least four occasions, starting when she was a toddler. The 39-year-old man, whose name is withheld to protect the identity of his alleged victim, is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, sexual touching and inviting sexual touching dating back to April 1, 2001, two months before her fourth birthday. Now 15, the girl testified from behind a screen before Justice Keith Yamauchi in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench, describing actions that took place during a family camping trip in July 2011 and again at the family home in a small Central Alberta town on the evening and following morning of Aug. 24 and 25, 2011.

SEXUAL ASSAULT TRIAL Questioned by Crown prosecutor Robin Snider, she said she doesn’t recall the first incident nor does she remember how she learned about it. She also described being assaulted in the middle of the afternoon on a camping trip, when her mother had gone home sick. She said her stepfather told her to take a nap in the trailer and that she should take her clothes off before getting into the bed he shared with her mother. Her younger sister, also feeling sick, was already asleep in a bunk bed at the back of the trailer, where both girls would normally spend the night. She then described a second incident that started at about midnight on Aug. 24, 2011, when she and her sister had both gone to bed. They were sharing a room be-

cause her little sister’s room was being painted. The girl said her stepfather got into her bed and was touching her private area when they heard her mother “shuffling” down the hall. He got up and was standing behind the door when the mother entered the room, saying she had come to check on the dog. The girl testified that her stepfather said he was also checking on the dog, which was supposed to be kept in a kennel between the girls’ beds. The girl said she was assaulted again on the following morning, after her mother went to work. Innisfail RCMP were called to investigate when the girl went to her mother’s office and told her what had happened.

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Although parts of Ross Street may be closed Thursday for the Tour of Alberta, businesses along that stretch will remain open, with some taking advantage of the situation. A Whittle Piece of U, an art gallery on Ross Street, has decided to set up an artists market on the day of the event. Co-owner Desiree Marshall said while parking on Ross Street will be limited, there will still be a lot of people downtown on that day. “We have 12 tables that we have rented out,” said Marshall. “It is mostly independent distributors and craftsy people.” The gallery is making the most of the situation, running the market from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Just down the street, the food trucks will be in full force around the Cool Beans Bus. A traditional Friday feast in Red Deer, the trucks will start at 11 a.m. and be a part of the festivities. Other businesses will remain open during the day, including Victoria Lane Brides, Bishops Rexall Drug Store and the Ross Street I.D.A. City Hall and the Red Deer provincial court house will also function on normal hours during the Tour of Alberta street closure.

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Mix of alcohol, distraction, causes wreck, charges BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF

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The potentially lethal mix of alcohol and distracted driving ended with a wrecked car, probation, a fine, a driving prohibition and a criminal record for a Red Deer hair stylist. Crown prosecutor John Baharustani said in Red Deer provincial court on Tuesday that members of the Red Deer City RCMP were on foot patrol in West Park at 3:15 a.m. on June 14 when they heard a crash. They rushed to the scene and found a car flipped onto its roof and a woman climbing out of a window on the driver’s side, said Baharustani. She told the approaching officers: “I’ve been drinking. I’m going to run away,” he said. She then told them that she had been

using the phone and didn’t know what happened. She was arrested and taken to the detachment, where tests measured her blood alcohol content at .17, just over double the

es were withdrawn. Sproule said his client could not believe that she would make a conscious decision to drive drunk and asked for independent tests to determine if something had been dropped into her drink. However, the blood tests did not reveal any drugs that would cause her to lose consciousness, said Sproule. He then told the court that his — WOMAN ARRESTED AT SCENE OF CRASH client is already seeking help to deal with her actions and has been seeing a psychologist. “She legal limit. is certainly concerned about what might Larissa Dee Anderson, 21, was charged have happened to her that night,” said with impaired driving, dangerous driving Sproule. and driving while the alcohol content in Baharustani said the fact that Anderson her bloodstream exceeded the legal limit was distracted while driving drunk was of .08. an aggravating factor in the sentence he Represented by defence counsel Kevin sought. Sproule, Anderson pleaded guilty on Tuesday to the .08 charge. The remaining chargPlease see SENTENCE on Page C2


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At about 11 a.m. on Sunday, Rimbey Fire and Rescue and RCMP were called to a vehicle fire on Range Road 43 west of Rimbey. The vehicle was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on scene. All occupants escaped without injury. The cause of the fire is unknown. Photo by SCOTTY AITKEN/freelance


BRIEFS Roundabout helps, more work set at Gasoline Alley Traffic has been flowing more smoothly in Gasoline Alley since a roundabout was opened last month. Now the county is tackling another bottleneck to ensure the busy commercial area offers hassle-free driving. County council approved on Tuesday a $1.08-million project to upgrade the northbound off ramp from Hwy 2 to McKenzie Road just southeast of Gasoline Alley. Mayor Jim Wood said traffic is backing up on the off ramp because there are no traffic lights at the intersection. “Now we’re seeing all of this development in Gasoline Alley … we had to try to figure out a way to handle (the traffic). “We’re going to put another set of traffic lights in and do some ramp work there. “That will definitely help that situation and I know that’s one of the things

people have been asking us for. “The Leva Avenue side worked out very well. It was under budget and ahead of time.” Some of the cost of the project will be paid for by area businesses through offsite levies. Centre City Asphalt Ltd. has been contracted to do the work in coming weeks.

Changes started at Olds highway interchange Highway work is underway near Olds to improve safety at the interchange between Hwy 2 and 27. The existing intersection is a full cloverleaf design, but is being reconfigured to replace two of the loops with straight on ramps. Two of the loops will stay in place. Alberta Transportation had heard concerns regarding the weaving movement beneath the overpass the interchange created, with traffic entering and exiting Hwy 2 using the same lane. The work is primarily being done day and night on Hwy 27 and delays are not expected for traffic travelling on Hwy 2. On Hwy 27, travellers can expect speed reductions, lane closures, detours and uneven pavement.


SENTENCE: Judge orders probation, fine, suspension He asked for 12 to 18 months of probation, including an order that Anderson abstain from alcohol, along with a fine and the mandatory driving suspension of one year. Looking at factors including an early guilty plea and her co-operation with police, Judge Gordon Yake sentenced Anderson to six months probation and ordered that she pay a fine of $1,500, plus a victims of crime surcharge of 15 per cent. He said the probation order would give her access to programs that might not be available otherwise. He did not prohibit her from drinking. “That’s up to you. If you want to stop drinking, you’ll stop drinking,” he said.

MOTHER: Asked girl to write down details The mother asked her to write it down and they then drove to Innisfail, where they gave statements to Const. Andrew Cyril John Methven. Taking the stand on Tuesday, Methven described going to the family home and arresting the stepfather, who was asleep in the master bedroom. He confirmed photographing the scene and gathering evidence, which was forwarded to a lab in Edmonton for forensic testing. Methven also confirmed collecting evidence from a sexual assault examination performed in Calgary later that day. Scheduled to take four days, the trial was to resume this morning with the alleged victim returning to the stand for cross-examination by defence counsel Kevin Sproule. The cross examination had been adjourned to today to allow for testimony from Methven, who was available on Tuesday only.

The work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

Online votes sought for food garage plan Rene Michalak is once again asking for online votes to help advance the innovative Food Garage project. The initiative would pair an existing 22-foot-by-24-foot garage with a 26-foot dome greenhouse at Michalak’s family’s former Oxford Street home, creating an environment where fish are raised, more energy is generated than used, and enough food can be grown year-round to feed a family of four. All of the legwork on planning, designing, and securing permits for the project has been done, and now construction is ready to take place on the geodesic dome. But Michalak, the managing director of ReThink Red Deer, needs $15,000 in funding to get the materials for the build. With enough votes, that total could be garnered through the Gardens For Good campaign run by B.C. company Nature’s Path Organic Foods. The contest pits the Food Garage project against dozens of other small

gardening initiatives from Canada and the U.S. Phase one of the competition is based solely on online votes, with the top vote earners moving on to the second phase where the entries will be judged and one Canadian winner chosen. Michalak’s project has been successful in two online campaigns already this year, having won the Face Your Footprint contest in March — allowing for a website redesign, promotion and education — and earning $15,023 through online crowdfunding in June. Those funds went towards creating engineering drawings and a business plan for the project. But the latest crowdfunding drive, to raise the money needed for construction materials, failed when the $15,000 target was not met. In crowdfunding campaigns, if a target is not reached, none of the pledged money goes towards the project. The contest is run through Facebook and can be found at People can vote once a day until Sept. 30, when the contest closes. For more information on the project and for renderings of the design, visit

New levies proposed to help cover Gasoline Alley development costs Red Deer County is proposing a new range of levies to pay for the cost of developing the fast-growing Gasoline Alley area. An offsite levy bylaw was given first reading on Tuesday and will come back to council for debate on Oct. 1. Offsite levies are typically charged on a per-acre or hectare basis to developers to cover the cost of building roads, sewers and water lines to serve their projects. To cover the cost of supplying just under $48 million worth of anticipated roadwork, property developers will pay $17,709 per acre. Supplying water service to the same 2,700 acres of land will cost an estimated $21.2 million

and developers will face a $7,852 per acre levy. About a dozen other levies have also been worked out for specific servicing projects. Mayor Jim Wood said while some levies will likely jump sharply, he anticipates Gasoline Alley businesses and future developers will support the county’s approach. “We’ve looked at the numbers there and what we see is a significant increase in what those levies will be when people do their development in this region to recoup the county’s costs. “The idea behind this is so that all the residents from across the county don’t pick up the tab for

development. People who do the development pay their own way.” Wood believes most business people recognize that if they want good infrastructure, they have to pay their share. “Our money that we put into infrastructure increases the value of their properties. “I think it’s a fair tradeoff and I don’t expect push back from it. “I expect the people within the area will be glad to see the investment we make.” Part of the reason that levies will jump so much is it has been about five years since they were last calculated and construction costs have risen.

Longboard rider invites locals to roll along Brandon Harrison has been longboarding across Canada raising funds to fight cancer, and on Saturday his journey will bring him to Red Deer, giving residents a chance to ride beside the cancer survivor. The 20-year-old Calgarian has battled cancer throughout his life, starting when he was two-and-ahalf. After a fist-sized tumour was found on his spine, he was given a 25 per cent chance to live. After extensive treatment, he was given a cancer-free designation.

But when he was 15, he had a stroke as a result of AV malformations, purposeless blood vessels, in his brain that burst. He had localized blindness in the left eye and impaired mobility in the left upper body. Two years later, another blood vessel burst, causing another mild stroke. But now Harrison is back to 100 per cent and has spent the summer travelling across Canada. He started in St. John’s, Nfld., on May 14 and Harrison and his father Michael Floyd hope to ar-

rive in Victoria by Sept. 28. That’s a distance of 7,000 km from where they started. On Saturday, Red Deerians can ride with Harrison as he rolls into town. Starting at noon with registration at Great Chief Park, off of Fountain Drive, people can cruise from 1 to 4 p.m. with prizes handed out afterwards. Registration costs $30 and includes a free T-shirt and those who raise $100 get a free hoodie. For more information, visit

Along with the food trucks there will also be a beer garden and entertainment at two stages. At the entertainment stage on Ross Street between 48th and 49th Avenues, Charlie Jacboson will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Waskasoo from noon to 1 p.m. and Emerson Drive starting at 1 p.m. At the race stage, between 47th and 48th Avenue, Outlaw Mary will perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and Donny Smith from noon to 1 p.m. Although the arrival of the cyclists is dependent on a number of factors, including weather and speed, it is anticipated they will arrive in downtown Red Deer between 3:15 and 3:30 p.m. The current plan is to hold the awards ceremony for the second stage of the event at 3:45 p.m.


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Honey and a sticky situation Grown son still


The next morning they discover the bees have taken over the honey house. A roaring horde numbering in the thousands are busy sucking up the harvest and ferrying it back from whence it came. Bedlam ensues. The couple fire up their smokers and attempt to drive the bees out with thick clouds of smoke, but only succeed in driving themselves out instead. They collapse on the grass, coughing and gasping for air. Ken notes that judging by the smoke pouring out the cracks, their honey house is about as bee tight as a rail fence. The same honey house their contractor assured them was so bee tight that “not even a ghost of a bee would be able to find its way in.” They finally employ a diversion tactic by lugging the extracted comb to a hillside in the hopes the bees would find the grassy knoll more appealing than the smokefilled house. It works. Sort of. From then on Ken and Lucy do their extracting at night when the bees are tucked away safe and sound, oblivious to the happenings in the honey house. A time Ken describes as “when no bee flies, and only harmless wolves and bats and wildcats roam about.” While my own honey house will never rival the size or scope of Ken and Lucy’s commercial operation, whose own enterprise is dwarfed by today’s commercial beekeepers, I do hope to spend some bee-less evenings spinning out my own honey harvest and waxing poetic over these amazing golden insects. In the meantime our kitchen gets sticky. Very, very, sticky. Shannon McKinnon is a humour columnist from Northern BC. You can catch up on past columns by visiting

Spatial relation, and enlightenment “He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” — Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism

who did well were somehow able to expand their sense of personal space and self-awareness to encompass the entire area of the motor vehicle. In my studies, I came “Did you see that?” across the term spatial my wife relation, asked, viswhich means ibly shaken. the ability to “She almost determine the clipped our location of mirror!” one object by We were using another driving down fixed object a residential as a reference street near point. I wonour house dered if the when a young concept could woman in apply to the a small car car analogy. came cruising Basically, I around the always know MURRAY corner. My where the wife pulled as other vehicles FUHRER close as she are because could to the I know preparked vecisely where hicles on the I am. right — almost I wondered clipping their mirrors — if this concept could be but still barely missed taken a step further and colliding with the small applied to self-esteem car. The crazy part was and personal empowerthe other vehicle had ment – to the concept of nearly six feet of clear- self-awareness. ance on the right. If we are to expand I t w a s a l m o s t a s our awareness and reach though the driver had our full potential, then no idea of where her car we must know where we was in relation to other are now in relation to vehicles on the road. where we’d like to be. Sometime later, I heard This takes time, diliof a study seeking to con- gence and more than firm the same observa- a little time spent in tion. reflection. If we lack As I understand it, awareness then we also drivers — both experi- lack a reference or startenced and inexperi- ing point. enced and from various If you’re up for it, age groups — were se- here’s a simple test to lected to participate in check your self-awarea mock city drive on a ness level. closed track. See if any of these All participants were states-of-being apply to tested beforehand to you and, if so, it might see if they could cor- be time to wake up and rectly gauge the approxi- smell the coffee. mate distance of objects You’re angry. placed to their right, left, If you find that you’re in front of and behind perpetually dealing with them. coarse emotions like anMost did quite well. ger, guilt, resentment Once behind the wheel, and envy, chances are however, things changed you’re living in protecconsiderably as some tion mode and motivated participants had diffi- by fear. culty gauging distances You’re protecting when parking, stopping, something vulnerable inbraking, passing other side and it’s likely a feelvehicles and pedestri- ing of weakness or inadans. equacy. To some extent, the Ponder those feelings more experienced driv- carefully and search for ers had less difficulty the beliefs that support making the determina- the fear. tion. You’re defensive. You With most of the par- have difficulty underticipants, a little prac- standing the difference tice (and awareness) between genuine and went a long way toward objective feedback and improving the results. harsh criticism. Insecure It appeared that drivers people almost always de-


flect by going on the offensive. Again, this reaction is usually fueled by a deepseated fear of being inadequate. You’re manipulative. When you try to manipulate and control those around you, it’s usually an indication that you feel out of control and vulnerable. Look for flags (events) in your past that may have prompted this feeling. Remember, the past controls you only if you let it. You’re passive aggressive. When you’re quick to acquiesce but later speak poorly of another, gossip or plan ways to get even, you’re living in a dark and fearful place. If such is your pattern, you’re likely feeling vulnerable, afraid of confrontation and unable to speak up for yourself. This path leads to disaster and the sooner you can get off it, the better it will be for you. Your behaviour changes. When friends and family, even coworkers begin to notice that something is wrong, this is a definite sign that you’re carrying an emotional burden. You may be unaware of the degree to which your mood and behaviour have shifted. And if someone brings your attention to the situation and you become defensive — well, see above. You over-compensate. When you make a point to tell everyone how confident you are about your ideas, plans and abilities, that’s usually a sign that you’re feeling inadequate. Ask yourself, “Who am I trying to convince?” The more you attempt to convince everyone that you’re in control, the less likely you are to be in control. ‘Fess up. Be honest. I you don’t come to terms with the fear, you could crash and burn both emotionally, physically and professionally. You make excuses. Excuses, of any kind, are ways of avoiding responsibility and deflecting accountability. We all make errors and some things do happen that are out of our control. When you make an excuse for everything it becomes a pattern and a problem. Pointing fingers and

blaming others are common avoidance techniques that stems from fear and poor self-esteem. Playing the blame game is a demonstration of our lack of inner awareness. Gandhi once said, “Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.” That requires spatial relation — the ability to recognize who and where we are so that we may begin moving in the direction of where change is possible. If we’re willing to be self-aware, we can empower ourselves and transform our lives. Have the courage to ask the question, “Where am I in relation to where I’d like to be?” Do you know? If not, then perhaps it’s time to find out. Without selfawareness, you’re likely to “clip” more than just a few mirrors as you careen blissfully unaware along the roadways of your life. Murray Fuhrer is a self-esteem expert and facilitator. His new book is entitled Extreme Esteem: The Four Factors. For more information on selfesteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at www.

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Question: Our son graduated from high school last spring and is still living at home. Should we still have a curfew for him as long as he is living under our roof, or should we just ask that he always tell us where he’s going? Jim: You didn’t mention any of the specific reasons for your son living at home. Is he considering college? Is he pursuing gainful employment? These are important questions to consider. Whatever the case, there comes a time in every child’s life when he or she crosses the threshold into adulthood. Once this line is crossed, the parent-child relationship changes in some basic ways. Your child is then on the road to becoming your peer and equal rather than a depenJIM dent minor. DALY He will be graduating into a position of self-responsibility, and his personal decisions have to be something more than a matter of simple submission to Mom and Dad’s instructions. He will have to choose to act on the basis of the wisdom you’ve attempted to instill in him over the years and out of an awareness of his personal responsibility. With that in mind, imposing a curfew on your son at this point might short-circuit the maturation process. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a few ground rules while he’s living under your roof. Sit down with your son and let him know that he is welcome to go on living in your house, but that as an adult he will need to start assuming more adult responsibilities. This includes responsibility for personal expenses, laundry and cleaning, transportation, phone and Internet. It’s also reasonable to ask that he make a weekly contribution to the grocery budget and even pay a reasonable amount of rent. All of these things will help launch him into the world of adult responsibilities. Question: I have two stepsons and I love them, but I’m having a really hard time connecting with them. I know it’s really hard for them to see their mom with someone other than their dad. Is there something I can do to build our relationships? Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice President, Family Ministries: The joining of two families can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Here are a few things you might consider as you work to connect with your stepsons. First and foremost, keep in mind that it’s easy for an enthusiastic stepparent to come on too strong in expressing his or her excitement about the new family. This can be confusing — even threatening — to a child, triggering a nasty response. At such times, the stepparent needs to relax, step back, and let the relationship develop at the child’s pace. If you want to forge a deeper bond with your stepsons, you’re going to have to find ways to operate at their comfort levels. If you sense bitterness or resentment, don’t force the issue. Just make it clear that you’re ready to listen when they’re able to express their emotions. If the challenges persist, don’t hesitate to enlist professional help. This isn’t a sign of defeat. Rather, it’s a way of demonstrating your commitment to investing in the health and vitality of your blended family. Call Focus on the Family for a free consultation with a member of our counseling team, as well as a referral to a qualified professional in your area. You should also seek out a book called The Smart Step-Family by Ron L. Deal, and also visit the author’s website at www.smartstepfamilies. com. Finally, remember that you’re not alone! Every stepparent has to navigate these waters. If you’re persistent, I’m confident that your efforts will eventually bear fruit.


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More energy needed in tiresome marriage Dear Annie: Atrial fibrillation is a serious health I don’t think anything has happened between issue that can lead to stroke. them yet, but I am sure he’d go for it if he wouldn’t I didn’t even really know about it until my wife get caught. So, I would like to address this to her: and I attended a preventive health screening at a Dear Other Woman: My husband is a good providlocal church where they checked for er, but don’t expect companionship. atrial fibrillation and other stroke risk I can count on one hand the number of factors. times we have seen a movie in 40 years. It turns out that atrial fibrillation Don’t expect him to attend church or any is an irregular heartbeat that you may other activity with you. not even feel. We had no idea my wife Don’t expect to have a social life. had this condition until the screenDon’t expect him to go for a walk with you, ing. We brought the results to our doceven though he has a number of health issues tor’s office, and they jumped on it. An and a walk would be good for him. EKG confirmed the screening results Do expect to work full time and still do and told us that my wife was on the almost everything else to run the household. verge of having a stroke. This screenDo expect him to spend almost every evening ing saved her life. and weekend watching TV. Do expect him September is Atrial Fibrillation to want sex on a regular basis, although he MITCHELL Awareness Month, and I hope everydoesn’t care about your satisfaction. When & SUGAR one will be checked for it. It is treathis grandchildren visit, do expect to entertain able. Finding it and working with your and watch them, because he won’t. doctor to manage it can save your life From your conversations with him, you or the life of someone you love. — probably think I am just baggage at this point, Dewey Bandy, Zephyr Hills, Fla. but say the word, and I will pack his suitcase. — Too Dear Dewey Bandy: Thank goodness you and your Tired To Care wife attended the screening. Dear Too Tired: Your marriage sounds depressing We hope your letter will serve as a reminder to and exhausted. all of our readers to talk to their doctor about being If you want to salvage what’s left, please consider tested for atrial fibrillation. putting some energy back into it. Marriage takes efDear Annie: I recently learned that my husband of fort from both partners. 40 years has reconnected with an old flame. Your husband is looking for excitement, and


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Live your life according to your standards. Your sense of value is weakened today and you Wednesday, Sept. 4 may not assess big purchase CELEBRITIES BORN at their real value. Be careON THIS DATE: Beyonce ful what you take out of your Knowles, 32; Wes Bentley, 35; pockets and re-evaluate your Damon Wayans, 53 basic necessities. THOUGHT OF VIRGO (Aug. THE DAY: Both 23-Sept. 22): the Sun and the Relationships Moon in Virgo will will turn out very remind us the imconfusing and portance of taking not even close to care of ourselves. what you thought Virgo has no time them to be. You to procrastinate, may soon realize but work on the that your expectaimportant details tions of your partin our lives. We ner were set too might start thinking high. Truth will more consciously ASTRO soon reawaken about what we put DOYNA you to life. into our bodies LIBRA (Sept. and how we can 23-Oct. 22): If improve our lifeyour everyday life style. proves to be too exhausting, An opposition to Neptune don’t give up just yet. For the denotes somewhat foggy vibes moment, you may be tempted throughout the day making us to engage yourself into some feel extra sensitive. kind of escapist behaviour in Being honest with ourselves order to avoid certain ongoing could help us resolve the isissues. You can run, but you sues at hand. cannot certainly hide! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If toSCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. day is your birthday, this year 21): You may need to have an will bring to your attention your honest assessment with one main purposes and initiations of your friends today. Confront in life that you would like to set any smoggy issues you two for yourself. may have. You might have At times, you may get made matters worse by comswept away from reality and plicating a problem into someyou may tend to over idealize thing too big. the people you meet as you SAGITTARIUS (Nov. tend to see only the best in 22-Dec. 21): Sensitivity and everyone. Don’t deviate from emotionality may mislead you your initial course of action and today. Don’t let others take you will be just fine. advantage of your charitable ARIES (March 21-April nature. You may have a hard 19): Sometimes you need to time reacting in the proper face your past and use it for manner while you are facing guidance. Don’t advance if you this ongoing uncertainty. let yourself be blinded by unCAPRICORN (Dec. 22resolved issues. Emotions can Jan. 19): You are drawn into be so confusing that you can new spiritual activities and easily oversee the main issue disciplines. You find yourself at hand. more involved with individuTAURUS (April 20-May als from different backgrounds 20): Don’t believe everything than yours. Adopt new phiyou hear today. Truth can be losophies, but don’t get too distorted by false rumors or wrapped up in it. gossip. Have faith in yourself AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. and in your own individuality. 18): Money may be a tough You do not need praise or exuissue to talk about. Yet, you berant manifestations to know find it essential to clarify what that you are being loved. is yours and what is not. ReGEMINI (May 21-June 20): evaluating your own role in Your inner peace may depend your joint finances will prove much on the work you do. a healthy exercise. You may You have a hard time underneed to lower your own expecstanding what truly makes you tations of others. feel at home and what is your PISCES (Feb. 19-March professional standing in the 20): You are more susceptible worldly affairs. Don’t compliaround others today and you cate your life with unnecessary may respond in a similar mispretences. leading fashion. Despite your CANCER (June 21-July good intentions, others will not 22): A make-believe world read you well. Avoid any necan induce you into thinking in gotiations or entering into any distorted ways. Logic has no partnership at this time. place in your highly imaginaAstro Doyna is an internative world. Confront your illutionally syndicated astrologer sions about other people and and columnist. Her column apsee whether they fulfil your pears daily in the Advocate. emotional needs.

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Diabetes led to 2,000 foot amputations in 2011-12 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — More that 2,000 foot amputations took place in Canada in 2011-12 due to complications of diabetes, according to a new report on wounds in the Canadian health-care context. Amplifying that already evident tragedy is the fact that many of those amputations could have been avoided, with good blood sugar control and careful foot care, said Dr. Jan Hux, chief scientific adviser for the Canadian Diabetes Association. “It’s depressing that the number continues to be high and it’s particularly discouraging because we know that much of that could be prevented,” said Hux, who is a general internist and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto. Hux was commenting on a finding of a report on wounds published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which said that nationally, compromised wounds were reported in almost four per cent of inpatient acute hospitalizations, more than seven per cent of home care pa-

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After 17 seasons, three foreign spinoffs and 32 male coaches, The Ultimate Fighter is showing off its feminine side. In Season 18, which debuts Wednesday, UFC women’s bantamweight champion (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey and No. 3 contender Miesha (Cupcake) Tate square off as coaches in charge of male and female bantamweights (135-pounders). Rousey and Tate will square off after the reality TV series at UFC 168 on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas. The show thrives on bad blood between the coaches. And these two women fit the bill. “It’s just what you would expect: Two women that can’t stand each other that are very competitive, you just want to strangle each other,” Tate said with a laugh. “I think that’s pretty typical.” Other than a previous cameo by Rousey as a guest coach, the show has been exclusively a male domain. That changes with Season 18. UFC president Dana White, as usual, expects the best. “It’s going to be a great season,” he said. “I know what goes on during the fights but I don’t see the reality (side) or anything of that unless something bad happens and then I get involved. It’s a great season.” There is plenty of Canadian content among the 32 finalists. Valerie Letourneau (4-3) of Montreal, Jessica Rakoczy (1-3) of Hamilton, and Sarah Moras (3-1) of Kelowna, B.C., carry the Canadian flag among the women while the men include Louis Fisette (6-1) of Winnipeg and Josh Hill (9-0) of Hamilton. But as in recent past series, the fighters have to win a qualification fight on Episode 1, titled History in the Making, to make the final cast of 16. Bantamweights were most recently featured on Season 14.

versity lecturer, played by Gyllenhaal, who believes he’s found his exact doppelganger. Villeneuve admits to being especially nervous about how that smaller, more experimental project will be received, noting it’s “a very challenging movie.” “For me, it’s a movie experience. It was a laboratory that I did with Jake Gyllenhaal,” he says. “When the audience will (sit) in the theatre to see Enemy, they have to know that I want to play with them. It’s really like a game . . . . It’s a movie that requires a lot of attention and the will to participate.” Villeneuve credits that experimentation with helping him prepare for Prisoners, also an intense examination of humanity’s darker tendencies. “Thematically, both movies are puzzles and both movies, more importantly, deal with inner fears and the dark side of a human soul,” he says. “One of the questions (they are) asking is: who is really in control inside yourself?” To a certain degree, such weighty fare is welltread territory for the 45-year-old director. Lauded by some as Canada’s next Denys Arcand, Villeneuve has established himself as a master at lyrical, haunting visions such as his black-and-white rendering of the 1989 Montreal Massacre in 2009’s Polytechnique and intense, slow-burning dramas like his 2010 Oscar-nominated Incendies. Friend and fellow filmmaker Niv Fichman credits Villeneuve with having an ability to mine deep themes from seemingly simple stories. “He’s so intuitive, he’s the most intuitive director I’ve every worked with,” says Fichman, who produced Enemy. “He often doesn’t know where he’s going necessarily, he just kind of goes and certain things happen.” The Toronto International Film Festival opens Thursday.

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HERD Lana Leigh (Davies) Aug. 16th, 1964-Calgary, AB Aug. 29th, 2013-Rumsey, AB It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lana Herd on Thursday, August 29th, 2013, at the age of 49 years. In a tragic auto accident near Red Deer, AB, a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Compatriot, Angel and Blessing was taken from all who loved and cherished Lana. Lana was born in Calgary, Alberta on August 16th, 1964. She met her one true love Wally Herd at Ernest Manning High School. After graduating, she studied nursing at Mount Royal College and continued her career as an OR nurse in Red Deer, where she was both loved and well respected. Lana and Wally were married in Freeport, Bahamas on October 10th, 1985. They were blessed with two boys Thomas James and Mitchell Wallace. In 1994, they moved to Rumsey to continue working the family farm. Lana and Wally had built their home and it quickly became a welcome haven to their large group of friends and family, who were always welcomed and appreciated. Besides family and friends, Lana’s other passions were her nursing career, love of animals, horseback riding and water skiing. Lana was known for her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life. Left to mourn her tragic passing are her loving husband and best friend Wally; her two fine sons, T.J. and Mitch; her mother Shirley (Ray); her four sisters Cheryl (Scott), Diane (Bob), Kathie (Rick), and Teddy (Rob); her father, Bud; and their families; Brother in law Ian (Dawn) and family as well as all who know and enjoyed her loyal friendship. A remembrance of Lana’s life will be held Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Rumsey Community Hall. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Lana’s charity of choice, Stars. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” COURTNEY-WINTERS FUNERAL HOME is in care of arrangements 403-823-2666

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GETZ 1941 - 2013 Edward William Getz of Red Deer (formally of Delburne) passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at the age of 72 following a courageous battle with cancer. Ed was born in Red Deer to Carl and Lena Getz. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Rose; three step children Vance Williams of Leduc, Terry Williams of Red Deer and Brenda Williams of Red Deer; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also to cherish Ed’s memory are his sister Pat (Lyle) Ringdahl of Delburne; one sister-in-law Elsie Green of Lacombe, two brother-in-laws Jack and Wayne as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, mother and an uncle. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held at Delburne Community Hall, Delburne, Alberta on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 - Arnot Avenue, Red Deer AB T4R 3S6. Condolences to Ed’s family may be emailed to Bruce MacArthur MEANINGFUL MEMORIALS Funeral Service Red Deer 587-876-4944



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

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50-70 NYLIN Hazel Ione 1942 - 2013 We are saddened to announce the passing of H a z e l N y l i n o n Tu e s d a y, September 3, 2013 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. She will be profoundly missed by those she leaves to mourn, husband Wayne, sons Michael (Pearl) and Kevin, of Red Deer, sister Coralynn (Ken) Teichrib of Ti l s t o n , M a n i t o b a , a n d numerous nieces and nephews. Hazel was born in Melita, Manitoba, September 7, 1942, to her parents, Walter and Eleanor Bateman. Hazel attended Tilston School, and then following graduation from Reston High School, was employed in the offices of Manitoba Department of Highways in Winnipeg. She and Wayne were married in 1962; Michael was born in 1964, Kevin in 1966. The family moved to Alberta in 1978, lived in Oyen, Sylvan Lake, and since 1987 in Red Deer. Following her attendance at the Red Deer College Secretarial Course she was employed by Alberta Government OH & S and later AB Labour from 1980 until 1996. One of Hazel’s passions was sewing and after early retirement from the government, she first worked at Cotton Threads Quilt Shoppe and then purchased it in 1999, which she owned until she sold it in 2007. In a 2003 surgery Hazel was diagnosed with ovarian cancer which involved further surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, most of which occurred at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, and throughout, she continued to cope with her illness, while keeping up with her love of the store, the staff, customers, the entire ‘quilting scene’, travelling to quilt shows around Alberta, and further afield to Quilt Markets in Houston, Pittsburg, and Minneapolis. A year ago, Hazel’s illness returned with kidney failure and dialysis three times a week as added features. Friends have said that they look to Hazel as an example of how to deal with serious illness. The family wishes to thank the medical staff of Unit 31, the Dialysis Unit staff, Dr. Jim and Dr. Lee at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for their compassion and care in attending to Hazel’s needs.The family invites friends to attend her Funeral Service at Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary, the Kidney Foundation or to a charity of their choice. 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



WHITE William “Bill” Graham 1943 - 2013 Bill passed away peacefully surrounded by his immediate family and Raven at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the at the age of 69 years. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Linda, son Shawn (Lisa) and grandchildren, Justin, Jessica, Chelsea and Samuel. He is also survived by his brother-in-law Terry (Bev) Hornbostel and sister-in-law, Judy Hornbostel; his nieces, Tracy and Billie and their families, in addition to many extended family members and wonderful friends. Bill was predeceased by his mother Bertha Busch. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer. Directly following the graveside service the family invites friends to further celebrate Bill’s life at the Davenport Place Community Association, 2300 Danielle Drive, Red Deer. The White family wishes to thank the staff of Unit 32 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital for their outstanding compassion and caring efforts. Please support the Canadian Cancer Society to honour Bill’s memory. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care 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.

In Memoriam TIMOTHY DAVID ADAMS Memorial Service Please join us to celebrate the life of Timothy Adams Saturday, Sept. 14, at 1:30 pm Please Lutheran Church 4033 48 Ave. Innisfail

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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40th LTCHS High School Reunion

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 Toad and Turtle Pub 129, 2004-50 Ave Red Deer, AB Upstairs patio 6:30-closing Please RSVP to CANPOWER POWERSKATING Be ready for Hockey Season. Spots still avail. 8 - 45 min. classes. Sept. 3 - 12 & Sept. 16 - 26 Times 6:15 pm , 6 - 8 yrs. 7:00 pm, 9 - 11 yrs. 8:00 pm, 12 - 15 yrs. $126. at Dawe. This is not a learn to skate program. Register at or call 403-304-6263

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STEP ‘N STRIDE WALK & BBQ - Red Deer, Sat. Sept. 7, 2013 Golden Circle 4620-47A Avenue Registration 9 am Walk 10:30 am Information 403-346-4463


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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 You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you! LIVE-IN Caregiver for elderly Female. F/T $1933/mo less room & board. 44 hrs/wk. No exp. req’d. Call Ciel 403-307-2918




REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Experience using: MOVES, VISTAS, CORES, AND APPRES preferable but will consider all applicants with the right qualifications. Wage will be based on accreditation level. 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. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply Now 403-755-8163 Recruiting Assistant Openings Outgoing & Incoming Lost Calls. Basic Comp. Skills and Positive Attitude DARK orange M, cat lost in Necessary. $11/hr to start. Johnstone, between Jewel F/T & P/T schedule. and Jude, very scared, **FOUND** Classifieds Your place to SELL LOST BICHON SHITZU! Your place to BUY Could have been picked up from along hwy 2, NE of OFFICE Administration Linn Valley. Went missing Customer service and the morning of the 22nd. assistance via phones, Kira is black and white, email and walk-ins. 15 lbs, has a tattoo in her Bookkeeping experience in ear, very friendly & med. Simply Accounting. length hair. If anyone Familiarity with Microsoft sees her or has her Outlook, Word and Excel. please please call Any other office require403-357-9748 ments as needed. or 403-391-3221. Submit resume by email to She has a medical condition that needs attention and or Fax to 403-885-2556 we’re offering a huge reward. SUNREAL PROPERTY LOST IN ANDERS AREA: MANAGEMENT LTD. Set of Audi car keys. has openings for If found please call Administrative 403-340-0350


LOST in Davenport/DeerPark on Sept. 28 mostly white Calico F. declawed cat, never outside, answers to Missy 403-347-0601



18 SPEED MOUNTAIN BIKE FOUND in Deer Park, Aug 26, near Holy Family School. Please describe to claim. 403-314-0421 FOUND: Dental Appliance - partial plate - left on hood of my car at the City parking lot, across from Millennium Centre on 49th Street on August 14th. Call 780-372-4392 or 780-281-4400



Excellence in the following skills is mandatory: Microsoft Office, written and verbal communication, ability to multi-task and be well-organized. Candidates with a two year business diploma or administrative diploma are preferred. Sunreal is a dynamic company, which offers a rewarding work experience in an atmosphere where employees are treated with respect. If you are interested in working hard and having fun, please fax your resume to 403-342-0212 no later than July 2, 2013.




51 YR. old, very active fit N/S Christian M. wishes to meet F. 45-60. Reply to Box 1055, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

RECEPTIONIST for Hygiene Department req’d. No exp. req’d. Reception & business admin. exp. an asset. Possibility of growth with-in the company. Please drop off resumes to Associate Dental, Attn. Corinne or fax 403-347-2133


Clearview 74 CARD CRES Sept. 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8 & 9 Wed. Thurs. & Fri. 4-8:30 Sat., Sun. & Mon. 9 - 4 Everything must go! Downsizing Something for Everyone!

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MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE! Furniture, Electronics, Kids Toys, Brand Name Clothes, Kitchen Accessories and much more! Everything must go and all at a cheap price!!!! Thurs. 5th & Fri. 6th 5 pm -8 pm; Sat. 7th & Sun. 8th, 10 am -4 pm # 8 CASWELL CLOSE

Lancaster Green 67 LANGFORD CRES. Wed. 4th & Thurs. 5th, 12-7 MOVING OUT SALE Shabby Sheik Furniture, ladies clothing, shoes, purses, basketball hoop, crafting books, supplies materials, biking & snowmobile helmets, 2002 Denali & so much more.


D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

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Maintenance Pigging Technician FT in Stettler. Launch, receive & track pipeline pigs. Maintain & inspect work sites. Mechanical aptitude, problem solving, organization & good attitude required. H2S, First Aid & CPR, WHMIS, TDG & clean driver abstract required. Contact In-Line Pigging Solutions at careers@inlinepigging. com.

FULL & PART TIME CHICKEN CATCHERS willing to work night/early morning shifts. Immediate openings. Full Benefits. Contact Mike 403-848-1478

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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

ADAM & EVE UNISEX REQ’S P/T / F/T HAIR CUTTING PERSONNEL. Above average earnings. Submit resume in person at Parkland Mall.



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


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Litigation Legal Assistant position.

We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.

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. Please respond in confidence with a cover letter and resume to:



Experience preferred but willing to train the right person **MUST HAVE VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE, H2S AND FIRST AID.** ** MUST BE ABLE TO PASS PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING** If interested please fax your resume to 403-652-7060 or call Jeff at 403-336-4945



(5- 10yrs experience)

Night Supervisors

Start your career! See Help Wanted

EXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE RECEPTIONIST REQUIRED for busy pediatric clinic. Approx. 35 hrs/wk. Email resume to:



$2500 Bonus Every 100 days

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 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


Fluid Experts Ltd.

Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced

Class 1 Operators

to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company benefits with exceptional pay structure. Must be able to work on their own with minimal supervision. Compensation based on experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: 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. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! 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@


Mustang Well Services Ltd. is looking for

EXPERIENCED RIG HANDS Please submit resumes with copies of valid tickets and a current drivers abstract via email to Fax: 780-678-2001 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Please apply for these positions in the manner specified

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Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Driver’s License required! Must be willing to submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 Ability to work in changing climate conditions

website: Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ pnieman@ Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

PRODUCTION TESTING SUPERVISORS & OPERATORS Day & Night Must have tickets. Top paid wages. Based out of Devon, AB. Email resume to:

is a 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 are an asset. Please forward all resumes to:

Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: No phone calls please.

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)


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


VAC/steamer Truck driver. Lacombe area, HOME EVERY NIGHT. Fax resume to 403-704-1442



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

Maple Leaf Environmental & Safety Ltd. is a proactive, dynamic and progressive company. We are recruiting for the position of Plant Shutdown personnel: Safety Supervisors, High angle, Bottle watch, confined space watch, EMR’s, EMT/P and Rope Rescue for projects throughout Western Canada. Please e-mail resume & qualifications to: kanderson@ or klilley@ Fax: 403-637-2024


Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND

Restaurant/ Hotel



WELL ESTABLISHED RED DEER BASED JOIN OUR FAST busy & growing oilfield GROWING TEAM!! trucking company looking for Competitive Wages, EXPERIENCED Benefits, Retirement and WINCH TRUCK DRIVERS Saving Plan! & SWAMPERS Successful candidates will QUALIFICATIONS: receive top wages & benefits. Valid Class 1 licence is M u s t b e a b l e t o necessary & oilfield tickets Provide own work truck is an asset. Must be able Leadership and Super- to pass a pre-employment visory skills- mentor drug & alcohol screen test. and train crew Please forward all resumes Strong Computer Skills to: Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and WRANGLER Sour wells) RENTALS LTD. Collect Data - pressure, is now recruiting rates, temperatures Excavator Operators. Assist in Rig in and Rig Rig experience an asset. out of equipment Camp jobs, day rates, Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m health benefits & steady locations across Western work rain or shine. Contact Canada Monika 780-980-1331 or email resume: monika@ REQUIREMENTS:



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(2-4yrs experience)

WELL TESTING: Supervisors Night Operators Operators

Have current Safety certificates including H2S Be prepared to work in remote locations for • extended periods of time • We would like to thank all • Must be physically fit applicants, however, only • Competitive wages, benefits and RRSP offered those selected for an • interview will be contacted. Please email resume with • current driver’s abstract to: Looking for a place to live? Under Career Opportunities • Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS Buying or Selling • your home? Check out Homes for Sale • in Classifieds Medical 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




Human Resources Johnston Ming Manning LLP 3rd Floor, 4943 50th Street • Red Deer, AB T4N 1Y1 • Fax: (403) 342-9173 Email:



Restaurant/ Hotel


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


BLACKFALDS Motor Inn -Housekeeping Supervisor Req’d. 1 F/T, $18/hr., 1 yr. exp. req’d. Fax resume: 403-885-5868 Attn: Jenny


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



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



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:


Truckers/ Drivers

Class 1 Driver

Winch or picker experience an asset but not necessary. Scheduled days off Benefits after 90 days Regular hrs, 12/mo. yr. Start immediately To apply please send your resume to: or fax to 1-866-914-7507


Looking for Part/Full Time BARTENDER/SERVER. Apply with resume to 3811 40 Ave, Red Deer FRATTERS Speakeasy Venue is looking for experienced Servers & Prep Cooks. Competitive wages, great atmosphere. Email We are on On FaceBook or Call 403-356-0033 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 MUCHO BURRITO $11.33/Hr - Cust Serv EMAIL -MUCHOREDDEER @HOTMAIL.COM 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.

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 SUNSHINE Family Restaurant - F/T Kitchen Helper. $11.41/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Email:

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: 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.

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.


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 EXP’D Roofers required. 403-986-1961 after 6 p.m. 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:


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 Start your career! See Help Wanted 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:


EQUS is Canada’s largest member-owned utility. Based in Innisfail, we require someone strong in Accounting to perform complex financial work. You will analyze a variety of financial issues including budgets and budget variances; and perform various reconciliations. We require an Accounting major in a Diploma or a Degree program; plus related experience. We offer competitive wages and benefits. Apply by September 6th to

CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck Central Line Locating req’s and pup exp. Living allowa locator assistant. No ance incld. Fax experience necessary, 403-309-0489 willing to train. Must be physically fit. Working NEEDED: Exp’d. Clean varied hours. Send Class 1 Driver for Pigeon resumes to: office@ Lake Wetaskiwin area. All oilfield tickets req’d. Fax 403-747-3535 Fax resume & driver’s Office: 403-747-3017 abstract to 403-742-0303 LOCAL renovation company looking for Misc. experienced worker and or apprentice. Must have Help transportation. Must have common sense ACADEMIC Express and pride in work. ADULT EDUCATION Preference to someone AND TRAINING from Saskatchewan or parents from Saskatchewan. 403-588-8163 FALL START MECHANICS req’d for • Women in Trades busy transmission shop. Allison Transmissions exp. • Math and Science in the Trades an asset but will train. Exc. wages and benefits Gov’t of Alberta Funding available. Fax resume to: may be available. 403-885-2556






Farm Work


PROVIDENCE Trucking Inc Req’s a

Maintenance Foreman Responsible for: * Day to day maintenance of oilfield fleet * Monthly maintenance records * Parts inventory * Shop safety Skills and experience needed: * HD Mechanic with fleet experience * Hydraulic and winch expertise * Strong organizational skills We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@ STUCCO PLASTERERS & LABOURERS. Needed Immed. Exp’d but will train. Drivers License pref’d. Lots of work! 403-588-5306

Valid Driver’s Licence preferred. Fax or email or (403)341-6722 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! TRUE POWER ELECTRIC Requires

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:

Immediate Opportunity for: Experienced ORDER DESK PARTS PERSON, WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL AND SHIPPER RECEIVER; OILFIELD AND/OR INDUSTRIAL FAB. Experience An Asset Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to Or fax to: 403-314-2249

QUALIFIED JOURNEYMAN 2rd and 4th yr. ELECTRICIANS With Residential roughin exp. Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599 Wanted experienced

industrial sandblaster for full time employment. Please fax resume to 403-346-0626 WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED


with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015

Truckers/ Drivers


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


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 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


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

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)

...Join our Team!

DEER PARK AREA Dowler St. & Area 102 Papers $546/mo. EAST ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres & Close Areas 65 Papers $348/mo.

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EASTVIEW AREA 108 Papers $578/mo.


Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information

RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 D3

FAST TRACK PHOTOS Call 403-309-3300 to get your vehicle pictured here


1984 CORVETTE new engine, $8888 348-8788 Sport & Import


2001 BMW Z3 loaded, 5 spd. manual, 2 tone leather int. new windshield & tires. $11,500 obo 403-755-2760

2004 BMW X3 AWD, sunroof, 6 spd. $13,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

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


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


2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee $21,000. 403-598-4131 or 403-358-4131

2008 GMC Acadia SLE

2010 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350 lthr.,

1990 VANGUARD 28’ 460 Ford, air, cruise, sleeps 6, rear bed, full shower & bath, 73,500 kms. $12,000. 403-302-8061


1991 International dump truck, 3406 B Cat, runs like a clock, 13 spd., good trans., $10,000. ***SOLD***

2002 CHEV Avalanche, 4 dr, box cover, loaded, no leather, only 165,000 kms $5650. 403-348-9746



2008 LUCERNE CX, 131,000 kms., well maint. $12,500. 403-346-1623

2002 LEXUS SC 430 convertible/hardtop $14,888.

2005 Gulf Stream 40’

2007 F150 CREWCAB 4X4 XLT. Loaded, very nice shape in and out. $6950 403-348-9746

2008 MERCEDES BENZ CLK 350 sunroof, nav., 20,415 kms, $32,888. **SOLD** Sport & Import

4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. Only $22,000 OBO Call 403-396-5516

1993 BMW 323 iS 196,000 km. Like new. Lots of extras. $9900. 403-357-4848

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

2005 PONTIAC G6 GT, 3.5L, V6, 200HP, 4 spd auto, 4 dr, trifold sunroof, remote start, 81,832 km $8250. 403309-4255 or

2007 HONDA CRV EXL, awd, lthr., sun roof, command start, 134,000 kms. $16,500. obo. 343-6156



1997 DODGE Ram 1500 145,000 km. Manual, 4x4, gas, canopy. $6500 obo. 403-728-3161 or 304-4239

2003 CHEV 2500, 4x4 S/C, loaded, leather. very nice shape in and out. sunroof. $4950. ***SOLD***

2005 TOYOTA Spyder MR2 Roadster, 64,527 kms., 5 spd, $16,888.

2007 INFINITY G35X, lthr. sunroof, nav., $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2011 VW Diesel Jetta Highline 6 spd. Michelin X-Ice tires ($1450) $23,450, 67,000 kms. 403-588-6294



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

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

2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT Z71, custom bumpers, cold air intake. $24,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

1999 MALIBOU 21’8”, w/trailer, Inboard V8, 325 hp $20,000. 403-607-2958

2003 Ford Excursion 4X4, 7.3 L diesel, $16,888.

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

2007 SUBURBAN 1500 LT loaded, new tires. DVD, 103,000 km. 403-346-2608


1992 30’ FLEETWOOD Southwind, fully self contained, very good cond, sacrifice $11,000 403-347-7893 598-3104

348-8788 Sport & Import

348-8788 Sport & Import



2007 530 XI BMW. Original Owner, 143,000 km. Exc. Cond. ALL WHEEL DRIVE. Regularly Maintained, Fully Loaded! $27,850. Call 403-350-4323



4 slides, 8.1 GMC workhorse, loaded, 1 owner, beautiful cond. $66,000. 780-372-2079

AB Sport & Import 403-348-8788

AWD, $20, 888. 7652 - 50 Ave., Sport & Import

sunroofs, 98,295 kms., $29,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2010 SILVERADO 1500 LTZ silver, 90,000. 403-346-2608

2010 Toyota Tacoma


2006 Honda Civic LX, 2 Dr, 84,202 km., original owner, great cond. Keyless entry, aux. jack, brand new battery. Asking $10,900. 403-302-1138

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sunroof, heated seat, local trade, one owner, fully inspected, 72,043 km


2013 HYUNDAI StkELANTRA GT GLS #H35325A. 16” alloy wheels, ABS, bluetooth,

2013 HYUNDAI VELOSTER TECH Stk #H35350A. 18” alloy wheels, navigation, back-up

keyless entry, power heated seats, sunroof, steering wheel audio controls, 14,212 km

camera, sunroof, heated seats, manual transmission, keyless entry, push button start, 18,536 km.


2013 HYUNDAI GENESIS COUPE GT 3.8L Stk #HP5263. 19” alloy wheels, push

start, navigation, leather, heated seats, manual transmission, sunroof, audio controls, 22,586 km



2011 GMC SIERRA 3500 HD DENALI Stk #H34976A. Fully loaded, 20” alloy wheels,


$ Locally owned and family operated

navigation, bluetooth, leather, sunroof, heated seats, 6” lift, memory seats, 86778 km





2013 RANGE ROVERStkEVOQUE PURE PLUS #H35050A. 18” alloy wheels, bluetooth, leather, glass roof, keyless entry, push button start, memory seats, air, 7,625 km



| 7632 Gaetz Ave., North Red Deer | 403-350-3000


2006 MINI COOPER SOHO LTD Stk #H35370A. 18” alloy wheels, leather,

D4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013


Misc. Help

Misc. Help



Misc. Help

Eagle Builders, LP. based out of Blackfalds, Ab. requires a hard working,

motivated individual

to fill full-time position at our company. Must be APPLIANCE physically fit as this DELIVERY DRIVER labourer position requires constant heavy lifting and & DRIVER ASSISTANT involves fast paced, on the job training. Must also be Family owned and operated, able to travel. All meals Trail Appliances continues and hotel expenses are to grow and due to this, paid when out of town. we are looking to expand Applicant must have our delivery department. reliable transportation to Trail Appliances has always offered excellence in sales, and from work and a valid class 5 driver’s license. delivery, customer service, Construction experience and after-sales support. an asset. Full benefits The Company is currently provided. Starting wages looking to fill the following based on experience. Fax positions at our Red Deer resumes to 403 885 5516 warehouse location.† attn: Eric or e-mail at Appliance Delivery Driver installation@ Driver Assistant We thank all applicants for their The ideal candidates will: applications, but only • Be able to maneuver those selected for an merchandise in excess interview will be contacted. of 100lbs • Possess exceptional FULL TIME customer service skills • Enjoy working within a FURNACE CLEANING REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY! diverse team Prefer someone from • Hold a valid driver’s Sylvan Lake/Blackfalds area. license (drivers only) Training provided. 403-340-2335. Trail offers excellent Send resume training, flex days and a Fax: 403-885-0383 competitive compensation and benefit package. Start your career with a GASOLINE ALLEY Petro well-known and respected Canada req’s. 2 f/t or p/t company, become a cashiers $11.50/hr. & food member of the successful supervisor $15/hr. Email reTrail team by applying sume 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.


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 CASHIERS & SALES ASSOCS (P/T & F/T) Sport Chek Now Hiring at Parkland Mall! Apply at:


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

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

BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316

Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery in WESTPARK & WESTLAKE AREAS Please call Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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


Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 Permanent PT merchandiser required. 15+ hours per week Tues and Wed daytime. Must be able to lift repetitively, have email, internet and reliable transportation. Please send your resume to employment@metronews. org. Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company.

General labourers

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

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

are needed to do framing, cleaning, reinforcing, pouring and other precast related jobs. All applicants 4 SUPER CUTE KITTENS must be flexible for hours Ready to go. Cute & fluffy. and dedicated due to a Great for indoors demanding production or outdoors. FREE to good schedule. Benefits are home. 403-343-0730 paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work SIAMESE (1), is needed. Please fax (1) Balinese resume to 403 885 5516 (3) BURMAN kittens. or email to k.kooiker@ $40/ea. We 403-887-3649 thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Dogs ROOFING LABOURER REQ’D. 403-314-9516 BERNESE Mountain Dog please leave a message. Plot Hound Mix, 15 mos. or 403-350-1520 FREE to good home only. 403-887-2119 SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & Sporting recycling company. Goods Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own BASKETBALL hoop, Little transportation required. Tykes, $10; BMX bike with Please email resumes to pegs, $40. 403-746-5123 THE BURNT LAKE Travel GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Packages Service person for shift Condo For Sale In Cabo work. Please apply in San Lucas México. person, Hwy. 11 West. $229000 USD. Two bdrm. No phone calls please. Condo. Down Town, Pool WEEKEND dispatchers view. One minute walk to req’d. immediately. the beach Toll Free Knowledge of Red Deer Canada: 1-855-214-5941. essential. Will require good For more pictures & info. verbal and written commuwww.Condoforsalecabonication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295 TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.

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Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.



Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316

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



For afternoon delivery once per week


Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

Farmers' Market





Duties include:

Homestead Firewood

- Service Writing - Warranty Administration - Service Scheduling - Maintaining Paper Flow

Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227



- Outgoing - Organized - Mechanically Inclined - Computer Proficient - Previous Experience A Must

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


Household Appliances


INGLIS washer & dryer, taupe, $50 403-343-9134 leave message.

Household Furnishings


DOUBLE box spring and mattress with frame, 5 sets of sheets, mattress cover and quilt, all $200 403-348-6449



Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Rahr Malting Canada Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt,

Misc. for Sale

is now accepting applications for a full time Operator 2 position. The position includes Plant Operations and Sanitation duties. Applicants must have a minimum Grade 12 diploma and must be available for shift work. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred. Application Closing Date: Sept. 12, 2013.


Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:



CERTIFIED organic lamb, cut and wrapped, ready for freezer, 403-304-0149


Rahr Malting Canada Ltd. Attn: Human Resources Box 113, Alix, Alberta T0C 0B0 FAX: (403) 747-2660 email:


TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

Wedding Supplies


JUNIOR Bridesmaid dress, white & silver, size 10-12. $100 obo. 403-505-7016 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

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


17 BOXES OF GARAGE & YARD ITEMS. Includes: Nails, paints, clamps, snaps, U-bolts, brackets, insect dusts, yard & garden fertilizers, pegboard hooks, electrical items, plywood connectors, various adhesives, and much more. All for $50 or $5 a box. 25 Legal size file folders, all for $10. Blanket - Micro fiber light and soft. King size. Acorn brown. $25. Storage cabinet, 2 door, 6 shelves, wooden. 6’h x 34”w x 12”d. $30. 403-314-2026 DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino


Condos/ Townhouses

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





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


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


4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $975 incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. Oct. 1. 403-304-5337


Mobile Lot

MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services

Condos/ Townhouses



Manufactured Homes

1997 MODULINE INDUSTRIES 16x80. $49,500. Call for photo’s. 403-358-8933 MUST SELL By Owner. Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225






1 & 2 BDRM at 5910-55 Ave., Riverside Meadows in 12 suiter, security cameras, private parking, balcony, laundry on site, no pets, no partiers, to over 35 year old quiet tenant. Rent/S.D. $800 for 1bdrm†& $950 for 2 bdrm. Ph: 403-341-4627

HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995

Houses For Sale

CLEARVIEW bi-level. 2 bdrm., 1 bath, 5 appls, balcony. Close to park & bus. $900 +utils. 403-210-1360 INNISFAIL deluxe 2 bdrm. newer 4 plex $840 inclds. water,Oct. 1, 403-348-6594 LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111


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

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

Live in Beacon Hill...

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

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


COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION 2007 MERCEDEZ Sprinter Red Deer 6th Annual Fall dump truck 93,000 miles $38,000 403-887-4610 Finale Westerner Park Indoors Sept 20 & 21 Consign your vehicle today 888-296-0528 ext. 102 Motorcycles


steel appliances, open concept floor plan. Call Chris 403.392.7118


MOUNTVIEW: Avail fully furn bdrm for rent. $550/$275.† Working/Student M only. †Call 403-396-2468.




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) 2006 PT CRUISER, convertible, low mileage. exc. cond. $6000. obo 403-598-4277

2012 Fleetwood Tioga Mercedes Diesel 3.0L 25’, 2 Slides, Onan Genset Walk Around Bed, Immac. Cond. 403-887-0911


Auto Wreckers

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

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



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



WOW. Brand New Home

in Timberstone with many stunning features. 1 LIGHT industrial bay 1143 sq. ft., one 10 x 12 Open concept, tray ceilings, overhead door, one man 3 bdrm, 2 baths $426,100. door, concrete floor/walls, Call Chris 403-392-7118 located Northland ness Center. $1450/mo. Laebon Homes 346-7273 Call Cathy 403-318-2992

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


HONDA, 5 spd., 2 dr., Modern New Laebon Home 1997 2 bdrms, 2 baths, stainless very clean. 403-318-3040



2007 DURAMAX, 197,000 kms., crew cab, 4x4, l/b, $15,800. 403-348-9746

Heavy Trucks

2005 PONTIAC G6 GT, 3.5L, V6, 200HP, 4 spd auto, 4 dr, trifold sunroof, remote start, 81,832 km. $8250. 309-4255 or

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 2 ROOMS furnished High403-588-2550 land Green. 403-342-4604 $10,000 Move-In Allowance CLEAN, quiet, responsible, MASON MARTIN HOMES Furn. $525. 403-346-7546

Warehouse Space


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



Antique & Classic Autos

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

1 & 2 bdrm., clean, quiet. Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899

Roommates Wanted

2010 Toyota Tacoma

4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. Only $22,000 OBO Call 403-396-5516


Drive a little save a lot Cars

1 & 2 bdrm. adult bldg. Heat/water/parking incl. Call 403-342-2899

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






2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee $21,000. 403-598-4131 or 403-358-4131



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




SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615


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


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

Commercial Property

3 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $1025. incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. Oct 1. 403-304-5337

Rooms For Rent


20 HOODIES, $2. each; Billabong Plaid winter coat, $10. 403-746-5123

In the towns of:

• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits. Apply by: Email: Fax: (403) 346-1055 or drop off resume, Attn: Bill/Service


Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers



To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY



Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the

Misc. Help


Misc. for Sale

Locally owned and family operated


wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


Call Classifieds 403-309-3300


FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

Houses/ Duplexes


BEAUTIFUL cottage, 2 bdrm., 1 block from beach, washer /dryer, $1200/mo. utils. not incl., dd negotiable avail. Oct. 1 403-608-5254 INGLEWOOD, 187B Isherwood Cl. Quite lower unit 1/2 duplex. Upgraded exec. style. $1100 + utils. 2 bdrm. 6 appls. $500 d.d. Fenced, 2 car off-street parking pad. N/S, no pets. Ground level enclosed entrance.Oct. 1. Call Laura 403-755-1744 LAKE HOUSE Half Moon Bay. Peace & quiet. 4 bdrm., 2 bath. $1900 403-210-1360

Condos/ Townhouses



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



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



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



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



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Maturity, mental power key to swim BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS



Brazil seeks protection for U.S. journalist reporting on NSA spying RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Brazil’s senate has opened an investigation into U.S. spying in the nation. In their first act, lawmakers asked Tuesday that an American journalist living in Rio de Janeiro who first broke news about the National Security Agency’s program receive protection from federal police. Senators want journalist Glenn Greenwald and his domestic partner, David Miranda, protected because the future testimony of both is considered fundamental to the investigation. In addition to his stories in Britain’s Guardian newspaper, Greenwald has worked with Brazilian media to publish and broadcast several stories about the NSA program targeting Brazil. The latest reported that the communications of President Dilma Rousseff herself were targeted. Brazil’s government has demanded explanations, and aides say Rousseff is weighing whether to cancel a longplanned trip to the U.S. next month.

UN chief calls for more attack helicopters to fight Al-Shabab in Somalia Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, warning that Somalia could slide back into being a failed state, called Tuesday on countries around the world to provide the African Union-led peacekeeping force there with attack helicopters and armoured troop carriers to take the fight to Al-Shabab militants in the field. The UN chief called on UN members, including African countries not yet involved, to provide the African Union-led peacekeeping force with attack helicopters, armoured troop carries and other support to root out the al-Qaida-allied Al-Shabab. “The political, security and development gains made so far in Somalia are still reversible,” Ban said in a report to the Security Council. The alQaida-allied terrorist group Al-Shabab “continues to undermine security throughout the country, including in Mogadishu.” “Allowing Al-Shabab to continue its training and conduct terrorist activities from bases in Somalia will not only undermine peace in Somalia, but also that of the wider region,” he said.

Six British soldiers charged with assaulting off-duty cop NEW YORK — Six British soldiers visiting New York have been charged with assault in a fight with an off-duty police officer outside a Manhattan bar,


Swimmer Diana Nyad talks with her crew less than two miles off Key West, Fla., Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. that another reason athletes are able to endure is because they often train smarter and have a mental concentration that is well honed over decades. Nyad first attempted swimming from Cuba to Florida at age 29 with a shark cage. She didn’t try again until 2011 when she was 61. She tried twice more in the past two years before beginning her fifth attempt Saturday morning with a leap off the seawall of the Hemingway Marina into the warm waters off Havana. She paused occasionally for nourishment, but never left the water until she reached the white sand beaches of the Keys and waded ashore. Nyad says her age and maturity

should not be discounted when measuring her most recent success. “It’s not so much the physical,” she said. “To my mind all of us ... we mature emotionally ... and we get stronger mentally because we have a perspective on what this life is all about,” Nyad said. Australian Susie Maroney successfully swam the Straits in 1997 at age 22 with a shark cage, which besides protection from the predators, has a drafting effect that pulls a swimmer along. In 2012, 49-year-old Australian Penny Palfrey swam 79 miles toward Florida without a cage before strong currents forced her to stop. This June, Palfrey’s countrywoman Chloe Mc-

authorities said Tuesday. The charges stem from an argument that began shortly after 4 a.m. Friday with the soldiers and the officer trading insults while mingling with women in front of the nightspot, police said. A criminal complaint alleges the men — Ratu-losefo Yavala, Mosese Kurulala, Joeli Raduva, Filipe Vunisarati, Iliakini Raderua and Thomas Shute — punched the officer until he fell to the ground. When the officer tried to call police for help, one of the men punched him again and took his cellphone, the complaint says. The unidentified New York Police Department officer, who didn’t have a gun, cut one of the soldiers on the arm while trying to defend himself with a small pocket knife, police said. He suffered a broken nose and a swollen jaw.

Texas National Guard turns away same-sex couples seeking benefits

Suriname president says son jailed in U.S. drug case is ‘grown man’ PARAMARIBO, Suriname — President Desi Bouterse of Suriname distanced himself Tuesday from his son following the younger man’s arrest and quick extradition to the United States to face drug and weapons charges. The president told reporters that Dino Bouterse is an adult and no longer holds a government position with the South American country. “When people talk about Dino sometimes it sounds like they are talking to me about a 12-year-old,” the president said. “But he is a grown man, with 13 children, who will turn 41. He is responsible for his own actions.” Still, Bouterse, who said he was in shock when he first got word of the arrest, stressed that he was not abandoning his son and is making sure he has the legal assistance he needs. “I am the president, but I’m also Dino’s father, and news like that does not leave you cold or unmoved,” he said.

Former judge in Jamaica arrested on suspicion of involvement in lottery scam KINGSTON, Jamaica — A former judge in Jamaica and three of her employees were arrested by anti-corruption agents on suspicion of involvement in the Caribbean island’s lucrative lottery scam, police said Tuesday. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said anti-corruption officers searched the woman’s office in the northern Jamaican parish of St. James and found several documents called “lead lists” that have personal information about lottery scam victims. They also seized a semi-automatic pistol and eight bullets. The former resident magistrate is now working as a lawyer. Police did not disclose her identity or any other details about the woman or her three employees. For years, Jamaican fraudsters have conned mostly elderly Americans out of their retirement savings by promising that they’ve won millions in an international lottery but need to first wire a payment to cover taxes.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas National Guard refused to process requests from same-sex couples for benefits on Tuesday, citing the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage, despite a Pentagon directive to do so. Pentagon officials said Texas appeared to be the only state that planned to turn gay and lesbian couples away on Tuesday, the first working day that gays in the military may apply for benefits. The Department of Defence had announced it would recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal following the U.S. Supreme Court decision throwing out the Defence of Marriage Act. Passed by Congress in 1996, the act prohibited federal recognition of same-sex marriages and said no state could be forced to recognize such marriages that might become legal. Meanwhile, Mississippi said it won’t issue applications from state-owned offices, because of the state’s gay-marriage ban. Maj. Gen. John Nichols, the commanding general of Texas Military Forces, wrote in a letter obtained by The Associated Press that because the Texas Constitution defines marriage as between a man and a woman, his state agency couldn’t process applications

Cardel, 28, made it 11 hours and 14 miles before jellyfish stings ended her bid. Nyad admitted Tuesday that she was glad when McCardel didn’t make it before she had had a chance to, but she did add, to laughter from her team, that “I didn’t want her to get bitten by jellyfish or die or anything.” Nyad said Tuesday that that she wasn’t finished with marathon swims. She plans to swim for 48 hours straight, accompanied by celebrities swimming laps alongside her, in a specially designed swimming pool that will be erected in New York City next month to raise money for Hurricane Sandy survivors.

from gay and lesbian couples. But he said the Texas National Guard, Texas Air Guard and Texas State Guard would not deny anyone benefits. “However, the (Texas Military Forces) remains committed to ensuring its military personnel and their families receive the benefits to which they are entitled. As such, we encourage anyone affected by this issue to enrol for benefits at a federal installation,” he advised service members. He then listed 22 bases operated by the Department of Defence in Texas where service members could enrol their families. Mississippi officials said same-sex couples can apply on federally owned National Guard bases, but not on state property. Governments in 19 states offer benefits for the same-sex partners of state employees, whether marriage is allowed or not. National guard officials in Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma — all states that ban gay marriage — said they will follow federal law. “It’s truly outrageous that the State of Texas has decided to play politics with our military families,” said Stephen Peters, president of American Military Partner Association, which advocates for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people in the armed forces. Watc “Sam h for o ur ple Con test Red Dee r avai Entry fo ” lab rm Dinin le in the s g Gu ide

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KEY WEST, Fla. — The clocks Diana Nyad uses to time her training swims show that she’s a slower swimmer than she used to be. That’s only natural: At age 64, she acknowledges she is no longer the “thoroughbred stallion” she was “back in the day.” And yet, the endurance athlete says she felt stronger than ever when she completed her successful effort to become the first person to swim 110 miles (177 kilometres) from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. “ N o w I ’ m Diana Nyad more like a Clydesdale: I’m a little thicker and stronger — literally stronger, I can lift more weights,” Nyad told The Associated Press in a one-on-one interview Tuesday, a day after she finished her 53-hour, recordsetting swim. “I feel like I could walk through a brick wall. ... I think I’m truly dead centre in the prime of my life at 64.” Nyad isn’t alone among aging athletes who are dominating their sports. Earlier this year, 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins became the oldest boxer to win a major title, scoring a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship. Tennis player Martina Navratilova played in the mixed doubles competition at Wimbledon in her late 40s, and hockey legend Gordie Howe played in the National Hockey Leaugue in his 50s. Older athletes tend to find more success in endurance events than power events such as sprinting and other sports that rely on “fast- twitch” muscle fibers, which are more difficult to preserve later in life, noted Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, a physiologist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. But just because Nyad was swimming rather than pounding her joints against the concrete doesn’t mean she didn’t achieve a remarkable feat, Chodzko-Zajko said. “This ultra, super-length swimming is brutal regardless,” he said, adding

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