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Radford to chair bid group BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A Red Deer delegation will head to Edmonton for the next step in the city’s bid to host the 2019 Winter Games today. The five-person group will learn more about the bid process, community expectations, timetables and the proposed funding from the federal and provincial governments. On Monday, city council approved 13 appointments to the 2019 Winter Games Bid Planning Ad Hoc Committee including community builder Lyn Radford, who was named chairperson. “Red Deer is definitely poised to take on this task,” said Radford. “I don’t think we’ll ever be readier.” Mayor Morris Flewwelling said this is an exciting time as the city moves forward in its attempts to host the sporting winter event. Red Deer lost its bid to host the Winter Games in 1995 to Grande Prairie. In the past, the federal and provincial governments have committed $3 million each in capital funding. In terms of operating, in the past games both governments have contributed $8.1 million each. Council voted in August to host all sports locally except for synchronized swimming which will be hosted at an off-site venue and athletes village likely in Calgary. The shortlist of cities will be announced in February 2014. In September 2014, the successful community will be announced. The city must submit its intention by the end of November.

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Tourism Red Deer is adding an interactive feature to seven of the Ghosts in Red Deer.


You soon won’t need a crystal ball or Ouija board to communicate with Red Deer ghosts. A smartphone will do the trick. Tourism Red Deer is using 21st Cen-

tury technology to connect with some notable residents from the city’s past, including Rev. Leonard Gaetz, Hazel Braithwaite, Francis Galbraith and Julietta Sorensen. Those still among the living will be able to scan a symbol posted next to seven of the bronze statues in Red Deer’s historical Ghost collection, and obtain a first-person narrative from the piece’s namesake about his or her role in the city’s past. In addition to Gaetz, who helped found Red Deer; Braithwaite, who was a women’s rights advocate; Galbraith, the City of Red Deer’s first mayor and founder of the Red Deer Advocate; and Sorensen, who along with her husband Gordon helped create the city’s transit system; other Ghosts being brought to life include Doris Forbes and her famous pet beaver Mickey, a pair of

firefighters responding to a call with their horse-drawn wagon, and a railway worker trying to retrieve his money from a dog. Liz Taylor, executive director of Tourism Red Deer, said the ghosts will come to electronic life early this month. The initiative, which was funded by the Hotels Red Deer consortia and Travel Alberta, grew out of a Red Deer 2013 Centennial Committee project that saw local actors assume the identities of the Ghost characters for public events this summer. “We got so excited about what the Centennial Committee was doing with the Ghosts,” said Taylor. “It was such a cool idea, we thought if we could capture that and make it permanent. . . .”

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Families in disbelief after vandals strike cemetery Vandals ran amok in Red Deer’s Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery on the weekend, smashing memorial angels and crosses and leaving flowers strewn around the grounds. “I just couldn’t believe somebody would do that,” said David Bouchard, president of the Knights of Columbus committee that maintains the cemetery off 67th Street just west of 52nd Avenue. “Some of the monuments had angels sitting on top of them that were smashed and scattered. There’s crosses that are broken. “Somebody came along there with a

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baseball bat.” The damage happened sometime overnight Saturday after 10 p.m., said Bouchard. Families had come and taken away some of the damaged memorial statues by Monday. But there are still a number of broken angels, flower holders and other mementoes lying in pieces, including a pair of small ceramic dogs that had been next to one memorial. Bouchard estimated the damages in the thousands of dollars. It is, by far, the worst vandalism at the cemetery since the Knights took over maintenance in 2000, he said. A few headstone were damaged three or four years ago, but nothing like this.

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Pat Burke of the Knights of Columbus surveys some of the damage done at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Red Deer overnight Saturday.

Tories pressured to fix veterans’ charter The Conservative government faced mounting pressure Monday to close lingering gaps in its veterans legislation. Story on PAGE A6





A2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

City approves Travelodge residential units



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Red Green, also know as Steve Smith and star of a popular Canadian Red Green TV show, brought his travelling Possum Lodge to Red Deer on Monday to perform for a sold out house at the Red Deer College Arts Centre main stage. Smith’s one-man show, complete with new jokes, stories and BS as he puts, it is currently on a cross-Canada tour, which is set to wrap up Nov. 2 in Pictou, N.S.

Hotel rooms will be converted into residential units at the Travelodge Red Deer. City council approved a bylaw amendment adding a site exception at 2807-50th Avenue to allow for the change in the commercial zoned area in Bower on Monday. Planner and architect on the project, George Berry told council this is an exciting project along the city’s main corridor that will provide a type of housing that is currently unavailable in Red Deer. A maximum of 47 one-bedroom multiple family residential units in the back of the hotel will be converted into multi-family housing units under 500-square feet. Forty-three units in the front of the Travelodge will remain as hotel rooms. The owners have not determined whether the apartments will be rental or condominiums but are leaning toward condominiums. Berry said they are looking at the starter market and those working in Red Deer in fields like construction who may not want to live in the suburbs or those working at the Bower Place Shopping Centre. The area is currently zoned as C4 Commercial (major arterial) District. The approval allows a site exception which allows residential as a permitted use. “We’re hoping work will get started early in the new year,” said Berry. “And they will be available for a (spring) move in.”

PM nominates Marc Nadon for top court BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper dipped into the ranks of the Federal Court of Appeal on Monday to nominate Justice Marc Nadon to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada. The appointment marks the second time in two years that Harper has filled a Quebec-designated seat with a male appointment, once again raising questions about why he hasn’t done more to address the so-called gender imbalance on the country’s highest court. Nadon’s appointment, which will likely be approved, would maintain a ratio of six men to three women on the high court. Harper faced criticism last year when he appointed Quebec jurist Richard Wagner to the high court instead of a female candidate. Wagner replaced former justice Marie Deschamps. Nadon’s nomination comes after the mandatory retirement of former justice Morris Fish. Harper will have a chance to address the gender balance next year when Justice Louis LeBel reaches the mandatory retirement age of 75, requiring yet another appointment. That will mark a complete turnover of Quebec’s representation on the Supreme Court; three of the high court’s nine seats are reserved for the province.


GAMES: Budget talks in November “One of my goals in these games is really to build the next generation ready to take that leadership over,” said Radford. The budget implications of the bid will be considered during the 10-year Capital Plan deliberations in November.

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Harper said Nadon was the best, most qualified candidate for the job. “His nomination is the result of an extensive review process that included consultations with prominent members of the legal community in Quebec,” the prime minister said in a statement. Nadon is, among other things, a recognized expert in maritime law. His selection by Harper comes after an all-party panel of MPs gave the prime minister a short list of three qualified candidates. Nadon wrote a dissent in the Federal Court of Appeal’s split decision in the Omar Khadr case. Nadon sided with the Harper government and wrote that “Canada has taken all necessary means at its disposal to protect Mr. Khadr during the whole period of his detention at Guantanamo Bay.” Nadon was overruled by two fellow jurists who ordered the government to request Khadr’s repatriation from the much-maligned U.S. military prison in Cuba. Khadr has since been brought to a Canadian prison but not before the government faced repeated criticism for not acting. Nadon is expected to testify before a House of Commons committee prior to the start of the fall sitting of the court, set for next week. Some legal observers had been expecting Harper to appoint a woman to even out the high court’s gender balance. NDP leader Tom Mulcair walked the fine line

Monday between praising Nadon as a worthy addition to the country’s highest court while recognizing the lack of overall female representation on it. “This is the highest court in the land. And that has to reflect the population. Now, in 2013, to have twice as many men as women shows some inequality in terms of representation,” Mulcair said. “We’re asking the government to be more careful in future in terms of the male-female representation on the court.” Nadon has sat on the Federal Court of Appeal since 2001 after being appointed to the court’s trial division in 1993. He graduated from the University of Sherbrooke in 1973 and was called to the Quebec bar at year later. He worked two decades for a large Montreal law firm before becoming a judge. Harper has now appointed five Supreme Court justices, following the same pattern he adopted in 2006: consulting a five-member committee of MPs, including three Conservatives and one each from the Liberals and NDP. Nadon was one of three candidates on a list that was presented to Harper. The candidates were not ranked, and the names of the other two on the shortlist were not disclosed. It was not known if any women’s names were on Harper’s list. Mulcair refused to address that issue directly, citing the confidentiality of the nomination process.

GHOSTS: ‘Augmented reality is really new’

reality project to include more Ghosts, said Taylor. The Aurasma app through which the Ghost bios can be accessed is available for free at the iTunes App Store and the Google Apps Marketplace.

The actors were recorded while in character and the resulting clips transformed into video and audio bios that can be accessed wirelessly in front of the statues using a smartphone or tablet computer. “It was really to have fun with a new technology,” said Taylor of the historic legacy. “Augmented reality is really new.” The project should also create a new tourist attraction, she added, and help publicize and preserve the city’s history. “We’re also going to take the images and use them on Facebook to get the stories out.” Tourism Red Deer hopes to expand its augmented



Police have been alerted to the incident and it’s hoped someone may have heard something or will come forward with other information. There are homes not far away in the Parkside Estates mobile home park. Anyone with information can call Red Deer RCMP at Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Owner tours rental ‘embassy,’ finds mess CALGARY — A woman has seen her Calgary rental home for the first time since a self-proclaimed sovereign citizen was removed from the property last week. Rebekah Caverhill has said the man claimed the duplex as his “embassy” shortly after moving in and she has spent nearly two years trying to get him out. Caverhill cried Friday as she toured the beige-brick duplex with a throng of reporters and cameras. Windows were covered with towels, clothing was heaped on floors and dirty dishes were piled in the kitchen that smelled like rotten food. Alphabet magnets on the refrigerator spelled out the word “respect” and a sign on the door of one room called it a meeting place for people of the “First Nations Sovran Embassy of Earth.” Caverhill said she was glad her father wasn’t alive to see the mess inside the building he used to look after. “He would be so upset. He worked so hard. He had everything so pris-

tine,” she said. “And this looks like a complete reno, like a knocker-downer, rather than a nice house.” Caverhill said she rented the home to Andreas Pirelli in November 2011. A friend had recommended the man and he promised to do some work on the place in exchange for a few months’ free rent. A few months later, Caverhill went to inspect the property and said she found the kitchen and bathroom had been gutted, all the inside doors removed and the floor of one bedroom painted black. Pirelli identified himself as a follower of the Freemen-on-the-Land movement, claimed the home as an embassy, changed the locks and placed a lien on the property, she said. The kitchen didn’t appear gutted on Monday, but was messy. Renovations to other parts of the home appeared to be half finished. Doors had been replaced, but weren’t painted and light-switch plates were missing. In the basement, there was a room filled with computers in various states of assembly.



Province sets Nov. 30 deadline to apply for flood disaster recovery money EDMONTON — Alberta has set a deadline for people who were affected by the devastating June floods to apply for disaster recovery money. The province estimates more than 100,000 people in 30 communities were affected by the floods, including more than 40,000 people who were forced from their homes. More than 2,000 people are still out of their homes, including almost 1,300 living in temporary neighbourhoods in High River and Siksika. People have until Nov. 30 to file their initial claim for uninsurable property damage and other expenses for their primary home, small business or farm. The Municipal Affairs Department says once people file their application they will have more time to submit their paperwork to complete the process. People can call 310-4455 to apply or download the form online at http://alberta. ca/2013DisasterRecoveryPrograms.cfm.

Tribunal system coming for disputes involving condo owners, builders CALGARY — Alberta is looking to make it easier and quicker for condo owners to deal with everyday issues instead of winding up in a lengthy court procedure. Services Minister Manmeet Bhullar says a review of the Condominium Act resulted in a number of people saying the disputes are ending up in long and costly court battles with deep-pocketed condo building owners having the advantage. He says the goal is to set up a tribunal system where an adjudicator will hear the concerns and come up with a decision that is binding and enforceable. The government is setting up a committee that will determine what kind of issues can be dealt with and who the adjudicators will be. He hopes to have a system up and running by next spring even though the review of the act won’t be complete by then.

Inquiry found that senior who died in 2005 got adequate treatment EDMONTON — A fatality inquiry has found that an Edmonton care facility provided adequate treatment to an 83-year-old resident who died in 2005. An investigation was launched after hospital staff said they were concerned Jean Warden was dehydrated and malnourished during her time at Devonshire Care Centre. However, doctors said the medical cause for Warden’s death was bronchopneumonia, connected to heart disease, in addition to hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis. The inquiry found Warden had suffered from a number of illnesses dating back to mid-October 2002. Warden’s son, Rob Warden, had alleged his mother died of starvation at the seniors’ home. He complained his mother couldn’t feed herself because her hands were too crippled and there wasn’t enough staff to help her sip the supplemental drinks left in her room.


Rebekah Caverhill reacts as she enters her rental property for the first time in Calgary, Monday, after a follower of the Freemen-on-the-Land movement was arrested and removed from the home. Last week, a court ordered the 48-year-old to vacate the rental property. But before he could be evicted, police arrested him on outstanding warrants from Quebec. He was charged with pushing a landlady down a flight of stairs in Montreal in 2007. An arrest warrant was issued in 2010 when he failed to show up for his assault trial. The FBI considers the Freemenon-the-Land a domestic terror threat

in the United States but followers in Canada have said violence is not part of the movement. Several other followers also living in the Calgary home left on the weekend. Police then searched the home and the locks were changed again. Caverhill said she’s glad the nightmare is over. Now, she has a lot of cleaning up to do. “Life goes on, doesn’t it? And you pick up the pieces and you move forward.”

Plans for living farm on Michener Centre land moving forward BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF


Plans for a community urban farm proposed for about six acres near J.J. Gaetz House on Michener Centre land will be complete on Wednesday. The first draft from the Centennial Design Charrette was available at Festival Hall on Monday, at — RENE MICHALAK PROJECT LEAD WITH RETHINK RED DEER which time final input was to be gathered. ReThink Red Deer spearheaded the planning process to revive the J.J. Gaetz heritage site. It was urban farm plan developed could be a “bargaining the home of John Jost (Jack) Gaetz, an early home- chip” to save the heritage site and create a legacy for steader and extended member of Red Deer’s found- Red Deer’s centennial. ing family. “The measure of success for this event is not that Rene Michalak, project lead with ReThink Red the plan get implemented. It’s simply that the plan Deer, said in addition to vegetable gardening, edible gets created, to educate our community on the hisforest and perennial gardens and animal farming, tory of that site, and give them inspiration as to what ideas came forward for indoor growing techniques, food processing, and a place where new immigrants can be done to honour the heritage of the site.” Michalak said if there’s enough interest and supto Red Deer could demonstrate farming methods port, the plan could be taken forward to the city for from their homeland. The site was also seen as a place for winter sports, the land to be acquired and made accessible for like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and com- groups interested overseeing the project. munity celebrations. Monday’s event was the third held in September “They did take into account the four seasons. It with presentations and small group discussions and didn’t just end when the growing season ended,” Mi- schematic design exercises. About 20 people have chalak said on Monday. been participating in the sessions. “It’s another gathering space in the community. A The Centennial Design Charrette concludes on park that’s under-utilized. It’s a great potential ameWednesday with a Fall Supper at Heritage Ranch nity within the city.” and the release of the final concept plan. The site could be used to host school groups, sumTickets for the supper can be purchased at Herimer camps for children, and tourists looking for an urban agricultural experience through programs tage Ranch for $29.95 each. Children 12 and under like Willing Workers on Organic Farms-Canada that can attend free of charge. gives volunteers hands-on experience in organic and alternative farming in exchange for meals and accommodations. He said it would be different than Sunnybrook Farm, which is a museum. A community urban farm would be a STEAK HOUSE & LOUNGE living farm. J.J. Gaetz House, near 36th Avenue (Michener Road) and 55th Street, could be restored and used by the community similar to Cronquist House at Bower Ponds. A Served with vegetables and choice of potatoes. potatoes nearby outbuilding could also be retrofitted. J.J. Gaetz House, an Edwardian-style brick home called Willow Villa, has been standing empty after being officially mothballed by the province in 2005. Built in 1918, the house is municipally designated historic property. The province has yet to announce any plans for the future of Michener Centre property except for the closure of the centre. Michalak said the city would still have to acquire the land from the 403.341.3366 • 3515 Gaetz Avenue, Red Deer, AB province, but having an

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Souls sold to royalty gods If Alberta adopted the tax regime of any other province, it would collect at least $10.6 billion more a year in revenue. Thus saith the provincial Treasury and Finance Board. But Alberta doesn’t need to collect $10.6 billion more in revenue a year, does it? That’s because the province can allocate $10,500 per perGREG son per year in NEIMAN programs, services and capital projects, by simply spending every cent of oil and gas royalties, as they come in. When energy prices are high (as they are now), there’s lots of money to spend and no reason at all to save. When energy prices drop, we just have austerity and pray for another boom. That’s the Alberta way. We hold to it as an article of faith. As a portion of income versus public spending, Albertans pay less tax than almost anyone. People in Arab sheikdoms might pay less, but when you consider the general abundance of wealth, versus taxation and publiclybuilt infrastructure, we get as close as


anyone can to a free ride into a modern, egalitarian economy. So why would Alberta even bother to house tax policy experts of national renown, like Jack Mintz of the Calgary School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, and colleague Philip Bazel? Must be for the export value. Mintz and Bazel are suggesting that most Albertans can get away with paying no income tax at all, and that our free-world low corporate tax rate could be cut even more. All we need to do is forsake our religion. Institute a provincial sales tax and harmonize its collection with the federal GST. Sorry, but Albertans’ souls have already been sold to the royalty gods. We don’t switch religions just because the new one is cheaper and more fair. And we definitely, definitely, won’t save for a future when oil royalties might decline or disappear. In other modern economies, the accepted wisdom is that lower personal and corporate tax rates serve to encourage investment. A generally-applied sales tax discourages consumption. Put together, they set the stage for long-term economic growth. But very few other modern economies can drill for money straight out of the ground, so conventional wisdom doesn’t really apply here. Here’s what we would get if we fell down and worshipped Mintz and Bazel’s report calling for a sales tax of

Preserving democracy through bravery Two governments did bold, brave things last week. One of them quit and called a new election even though it had a viable majority in parliament. The other arrested the leaders of a neo-fascist party on charges of heading a criminal gang. And you can’t help wondering if things would have turned out a lot better if a couple of other governments had had the courage to do the same thing. On Saturday, the Tunisian government that has been in power since the country’s first free election in 2011 announced that it would resign. GWYNNE Ennahda, the leading party in DYER the ruling coalition, had not tried to impose its Islamic values on the whole population, and it had brought non-Islamic parties into the coalition, but the situation in the country was starting to feel like Egypt. So Ennahda quit. Like any post-revolutionary government, Ennahda faced a huge economic challenge, and its inevitable failure to create enough jobs to meet the expectations of the young had eaten into its popular support. But what really brought it into a confrontation with


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eight per cent, harmonized with the federal GST: ● a flat income tax rate of nine per cent, instead of 10; ● no income taxes at all, for Albertans with taxable incomes lower than $57,250 — or a couple with a combined income of less than $114,500 (that’s 70 per cent of us, by the way); ● a cheque to all low-income Albertans to rebate their spending on the sales tax; ● corporate sales taxes lowered from 10 per cent to 8.43 per cent. The downside of having the HST is that it punishes people on low incomes and small businesses. The low-income burden falls mostly on people working part-time for minimum wage or youngsters on an allowance. They wouldn’t get the HST refund, because they don’t make enough money to even file tax returns. It’s definitely a consideration (and an incentive to file anyway). Small businesses would have to absorb the extra cost and time burden of the paperwork involved with the HST. But really, the GST, already built into most accounting systems, would merely be switched to HST, at 13 per cent. The feds do the rest. Discouraging spending with the HST is also bad for small businesses, because most mom-and-pop businesses are small retail enterprises. Where’s the first place consumers cut spending? Restaurants and coffee

the secular majority of the population was two assassinations of high-profile opposition leaders. Nobody thinks that Ennahda was involved in the killings of Chokri Belaid in February and Mohammed Brahmi in May (both with the same pistol). At worst, people think that the government was not severe enough in cracking down on the Salafists, Islamist radicals who are widely suspected of responsibility for the murders. With many of its former voters suffering from the dire state of the economy, Ennahda will probably not win the next election (which is to be organized by a caretaker government). But Tunisia will still be a democracy, Ennahda will still be a legal party, and there will not be thousands killed by the army in the streets. Unlike Egypt. You can find some excuses for why Egypt stumbled back into a military dictatorship last July. The Muslim Brotherhood overplayed its hand and made secular Egyptians feel that they were under attack. The army had been running the country for decades, and wanted to protect its many privileges. But if President Mohammed Morsi had had the wisdom to do what Ennahda has done, even at the last moment, Egypt would still be a democracy today. And now to Greece, where the ruling coalition of centre-right and left-wing parties has taken decisive action against Europe’s most violent political movement, the neo-fascist Golden Dawn Party, over the past two weeks. The sweep culminated in an anti-terrorism operation early on Saturday morning in which police stormed the homes of party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and five other Golden Dawn members of parliament. Only three years ago, Golden Dawn was a tiny fringe party that ranted about “subhuman foreign-

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shops — small businesses. But if an Alberta couple has $10,000 more disposable income (or more), because there’s no income tax, don’t you think they’d go out for coffee more often, not less? Do you really think we’re all going to rush out and just buy stocks all of a sudden? The Canadian Restaurant and Food Services Association reports very little change in sales in areas where the HST has been adopted. Even good old Jim Dinning, former Alberta finance minister, headed up a blue-ribbon panel to examine B.C.’s ill-fated HST. The panel found that the HST would create 24,000 better-paying jobs by 2020, if it was preserved. The B.C. economy would be $2.5 billion larger with an HST than with GST and a provincial sales tax, collected separately. Low-income people were also found to be better off with the HST. But we know what happened in B.C., don’t we? Voters killed the HST. Taxes are as much a matter of burning faith as cold economics. Our Alberta religion forbids even talk of it. For better or for worse (and mostly for the better), the wisdom of the masses trumps that of nationally-renowned tax experts. Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate editor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. or email

ers” stealing Greek jobs and polluting the Greek gene pool, and got less than one per cent of the vote in the 2010 election. Then came the debt crisis that has plunged Greece into poverty — and in last year’s election, it got seven per cent of the vote. Waving Greek flags and the party’s logo (which looks quite like a swastika), Golden Dawn’s bullyboys took over the streets, attacking immigrants, gays and leftists. It had the support of some senior police officers, and its members were arming themselves for some final confrontation. But Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s government moved first. Golden Dawn’s members openly admire Adolf Hitler, but the only reason they even know his name is that the German state failed to take similar action against his National Socialist (Nazi) party in the last years before Hitler took power in 1933. Like Golden Dawn, the Nazis’ share of the national vote jumped sevenfold after the onset of the economic crisis in 1929. but they were still a small minority in Germany, and their violence against their opponents and the Jews gave the state ample reason to act against them. It didn’t, and as Germany’s economic situation worsened the Nazis’ support grew further. In the 1933 election, they got one-third of the vote, and Hitler was appointed chancellor. That was the end of German democracy and much else besides. Greece is not a great power, so what happens there matters much less, but without this prompt action it could have ended up the same way. It’s a lot easier to be wise after the fact, but it is the job of politicians to be wise before the fact. Some pass the test; others do not. Gwynne Dyer is an independent journalist whose articles are published in 45 countries.

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LETTERS Kudos to Klooster; be sure to pick leaders Danielle Klooster’s article (You want to be on council?, Sept. 25, Red Deer Advocate) was extremely well done and presented the first half of the equation. The second half of the equation is the responsibility of the electorate. The goal of an election is to pick and vote for leaders. In his 2003 book Where Have All The Leaders Gone?, Lee Iacocca explained in detail his “Nine C’s test” to evaluate, select and elect candidates to office. The goal is to vote for a leader. A leader has Courage, Character, Political Conviction, Communication Skills, Competence, Common Sense, Creative, Curious and Charisma. The voter must read, listen and educate themselves. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Dalt McCambley Red Deer

Misplaced priorities with gun range along river I am in Trochu visiting my mother in long-term care. On a recent Sunday afternoon while she lay down for a rest, I took the hour to drive east to the Tolman Bridge. This beautiful picturesque spot on the banks of the Red Deer River used to be a tranquil oasis, but not anymore. Someone in their wisdom has approved a shooting range, which is located across the road from the west campground. The sound of gunshots and the violence it implies has completely ruined the chances for a peaceful walk along the water or through the trees. This example of misplaced priorities is a symptom of a degradation of the value placed on our environment. Kevin Simpson Vancouver

Not satisfied with air quality The Ipsos Reid, survey reported in the Red Deer Advocate on Friday, Sept. 13, and entitled Satisfaction runs high, again omitted asking residents whether they are satisfied about air quality in Red Deer. Unfortunately, air quality is deteriorating, following the trend across Canada and the U.S. Air quality monitoring in Red Deer is too basic to alert residents to the true magnitude of the current threat to our health as the province relies on the Air Quality Health Index, which has little to do with health as the most dangerous pollutants are omitted from the index. The omission of carcinogens is particularly troubling as this is a standard procedure, but not in Red Deer or any urban centres in Alberta. We are left with borrowing other countries’ research on the assumption that cities have similar sources of air pollution. The British have identified troubling levels of carcinogenic smoke along truck routes in London as some drivers have removed the filters from the exhausts. As carcinogens are not monitored in Red Deer, we can only imagine the cancer risk to residents along truck routes in a province where diesels are not required to have filters. A related concern is the number of commercial trucks that have no mufflers. This may be a trend and will add to the current unholy racket from motorcycles and modified automobiles. The level of noise from vehicles, in general, in Red Deer is not just a nuisance but is high enough to be a health hazard. Unfortunately, several surveys have shown that residents are unaware of the hazards to their health as there is no effective air quality monitoring and we do not have a sixth sense that alerts us to the presence of toxic or carcinogenic chemicals. We are not even made aware of trends in air pollution as the source of the pollutants is not identified. At the very least, the city needs to use dibenzothiophene to identify the diesel smoke component of pollution and levoglucosan as the marker for wood smoke. Monitoring does show that automobiles are a significant source of air pollution in Red Deer as we have not enjoyed the full benefits of the emission reduction features of the newer vehicles because so many have had the catalytic converters removed — often to make them louder. As a result, the level of pollution in Red Deer from automobiles is double the level it would be if the emission systems were working. A survey of cities in North America shows deteriorating air quality as a result of urban wood burning. This is hardly surprising as having a wood burning neighbour is like having two 18-wheeler diesel trucks running next to your home. From Alaska to Tasmania, as soon as home heating costs increase, residents flock to wood burning whether or not wood is any cheaper than natural gas or fuel oil and with no

regard for the impact on neighbours’ health. This will happen in Red Deer unless we elect a mayor and council that cares for the city environment. To their credit, Montreal has banned the further installation of wood burning appliances, noting that the emissions from one wood fire pollutes as much as several hundred automobiles. Residents have until 2020 to convert their appliances to natural gas. Wood smoke takes a terrible toll on human health, as confirmed be the reams of research and the tragic emails I receive. Again, having to borrow data from the more environmentally-conscious countries: the cost to the health-care system, to treat smoke related diseases, is estimated at $15,000 per wood stove per annum. The smoke and fumes from wood-burning fireplaces, chimineas and fire pits all take their toll on neighbours’ heath but the impact depends on how often they are used so the health impact is more difficult to calculate, but there is no safe exposure to wood smoke. The city’s Environmental Master Plan does not include any effective clean air initiatives or any effective air quality monitoring. Hopefully, a new council will develop a clean air strategy and ask the province to address truck and automobile emissions. The province is unlikely to act while municipal politicians show so little support for the concept of a healthy urban environment. Unfortunately, the province has no plans to restrict wood burning and has even waived all air quality standards if wood burning is the source of pollutants, so even if monitoring identifies a wood smoke problem, they will do nothing. It is up to local councils to head off the threat — all without any effective monitoring or basic information that would keep councils and the public informed of the health implications of across-the-board neglect of urban air quality. It is a very unusual and troubling situation and there is a need to elect a mayor and councilors who believe that Red Deer should be a healthy and wholesome place in which to live. Alan Smith Alberta director Canadian Clean Air Alliance Red Deer

Health placement baffles Alberta Health Services placement transfers cause mental distress and abuse on our seniors. We have taken a proactive approach with Alberta Health Services from a personal family experience with our mother, regarding a proposed placement transfer from Olds Acute Care to Lacombe long-term. This was to take place within 48 hours. Our mom has lived in Mountain View County all her life. She lived in the Kinsmen Manor for six years, and had her name on the wait list for Didsbury Aspen Lodge for those years with no success of accommodation. With failing health in 2011, she was unable to continue to live at the manor. Family advocates arranged for accommodation at the Mount View Lodge in Olds in February 2012. We now found out that this was crossing the region boundary to come back to Didsbury, but were not informed of that. With excellent care and compassion there, her health improved with family and friends close by to lift her spirits for one and a half years. On June 28, Mom ended up in Olds Hospital emergency with heart and lung failure and she insisted on staying in acute care until she could recover, even though the doctor on call wanted to send her back to the lodge. Over the next nine weeks in acute care, Mom’s health deteriorated to the point of being deemed long term. Family members met with Olds Home Care Placement co-ordinator on July 23 to fill out an application for Long Term Supportive Living 4 care. Mom was not in any condition at that time to concentrate to hear what was being proposed. As power of attorney and personal directive authority, we proceeded with the papers, that she could move within 100-km radius with-


TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013 in the Central Health Region. On Aug. 2, we were advised by her doctor that the 100-km radius had been lifted and she would stay in Olds Acute until a long-term bed became available in Olds. We have a letter from Alberta Health Services confirming that mission statement, dated June 18. We then received a letter from Alberta Health Services that Mom was approved Supportive Living 4 care on Aug. 6 and would have to go to the next available bed within 100-km radius! Does anyone know what the other is doing? Upon discussing the matter with Continuing Care Placement in Red Deer regarding the rescinded 100-km policy, it was said that they had no direction from the government to change it, so they were following old protocol. I informed both Olds and Red Deer to put it on record that Mom was not to be moved out of Olds without our input and further contact. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, Olds Home Care Placement informed Mom, before family, that she would be moved to Lacombe on Thursday. Aug. 22, by 10 a.m. by the family! Forty-eight hours notice! Family were then contacted to have her moved out by Aug. 22. In conversation with hospital nurse of Continuing Care, she agreed Mom could go by ambulance and we could follow her there. This was all very unacceptable, so family decided to take action. Through many phone calls to care managers, minister of Health office, Patient Relations Office, meeting with MLAs, and being loud, we received a phone call from Olds Care manager indicating Mom wouldn’t have to move to Lacombe after all, as the 100-km radius had just been changed to 80 km effective that day! Are you kidding me? When in fact, a letter from Alberta Health Services indicated that had been lifted June 18. At this point, we have nothing in writing on the 80-km radius change. Alberta Health Care mission, as printed on letterhead is: 1. Putting patients first. 2. More than just health care; maintain a quality of life Albertans deserve. 3. Want seniors to age alongside the ones they love. Continuing Care placement must start with supporting seniors close to home, to engage the community in changing conditions. 4. Provide a patient focused, quality health system accessible for all Albertans. In summation: We have a pyramid system in Alberta Health Services that has developed issues getting the mission statement through to managers at our level. Albertans, we are in charge of our seniors! Speak out! We do not have to accept what is placed in front of us! Advocate for our seniors! We will all be there one day! Our lives begin and end the day we become silent about the things that matter. Doreen Sawatzky Didsbury

Be sure who you vote for Sir, it’s that time again when good people come out of the bushes to offer their services to the taxpayers of Red Deer, to represent them on city council. If ever there was a time when the city needed a change of leadership, I believe this is it. Fortunately, the voters have a wonderful opportunity to clean house and elect people with some new thinking. The Advocate on Sept. 17 led off with the headline Council passes on lanes and on reading the article, I believe we see a glaring example of the culture presently in vogue at City Hall. For a transportation engineer to blithely state that taxpayers “got a bang for their buck” by spending nearly $1 million on an ill-thought-out bike lane project, demonstrates the contempt that taxpayers in this city are held by their employees, a culture that permeates downwards from the present city council. My last comment to voters is aimed at downtown. I see that another downtown businessman is asking for your vote. Before voting, please ask yourself the question: can we afford another


council member voting on pouring taxpayer dollars into improving their business surroundings? I am always surprised that we don’t hear more complaints from private developers in other parts of the city about the bottomless pit for tax dollars that downtown has become. The least one could expect is that elected officials with business interests in a specific area would have the decency to abstain from voting on items that might affect their own businesses. Oh and by the way, what has happened to the ward debate? I haven’t seen it discussed in any potential candidate’s platform. It’s really important to look at the track records of the candidates on the list. Don’t let retiring Mayor Morris Flewwelling’s admonition to support candidates with council experience, or the city will be in trouble, scare you away from the new candidates. This election, let’s vote for change. George Croome Red Deer

Where is the money going? I believe, like a growing number of Albertans, that the taxation system has to change in this province. The present system favours the rich and powerful of our society, and the resource-based budget is robbing Peter to pay Paul because every time the resource industry takes a hit on the world market, key social institutions, public education, heath care, social services, etc., are cut back while corporations, like the oil industry, keep getting taxpayers’ money. Our government has money to help pay for a new hockey arena in Edmonton to the tune of $130 million, $200 million to private/charter schools, and millions to send our MLAs to Hades and back on political junkets while cutting back on nursing staff, hospital nurses and public school teachers. The general public should look up a letter from the Alberta Association of Seniors Helping Seniors newsletter (Straight Talk by Alberta’s Seniors) because the citizens of this province have to make some fundamental changes in the way our money, via our national resources and taxation, is saved and spent. George E. Thatcher Trochu

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Tories pressured to fix veterans’ charter REPORT ALLEGES MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH SYSTEM THAT WAS MEANT TO CARE FOR AND COMPENSATE FORMER SOLDIERS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Conservative government, which long claimed its support of Canada’s military as a point of pride, faced mounting political pressure Monday to close lingering gaps in its longchampioned veterans legislation. A leaked copy of a veterans ombudsman’s report — slated for release today but obtained over the weekend by The Canadian Press — confirms there are major problems with a system that was meant to care for and compensate for-

Canada harder-hit by climate change BUT NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE COURSE THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The latest international report on climate change confirms that global warming is amplified in Canada and the trend is going to continue, the David Suzuki Foundation said Monday. The report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was partially released Friday before being unveiled Monday in its entirety, confirms the planet is heating up and that it’s likely human activities are to blame. The Suzuki foundation, however, said the detailed report shows that climate change hits harder in northern countries such as Canada. Global warming is magnified at or near the polar regions, largely due to the loss of ice and snow cover. Canada has experienced double the average global temperature increase during the last century, the foundation said, while adding that it’s not too late to cut carbon emissions and avert the worst effects of global warming. “Our future will

military pensions and face the possibility of spending their final years in poverty, it notes. The report also says the rates of compensation for pain and suffering are inadequate, and don’t even meet the level of what is handed out by Canadian courts in personal injury cases. The Conservatives overhauled the veterans charter in 2011 following complaints that it was nowhere near as generous as the old system. Those enhancements, which included more money to replace lost income, will be the subject of a review by

mer soldiers for injuries they sustained overseas, the New Democrats say. The ombudsman’s office carried out a detailed comparison of benefits and entitlements between those under the new veterans charter and those from the old pension-forlife system, which had been used since the end of the First World War. Hundreds of the most severely disabled soldiers will take a financial hit after they turn 65 when some charter benefits end, concludes the report by veterans ombudsman Guy Parent. Those affected do not have

not be determined by chance,” Ian Bruce, the foundation’s science and policy manager, said in a statement. “It will be determined by choice: either we ignore the reality of the science or we make changes to reduce carbon emissions.” The Harper government greeted the preliminary details of the report last week by saying it’s already acting to cut greenhouse gas emissions and by taking some partisan potshots at its political rivals. The government is already “playing a leadership role in addressing climate change,” Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Friday. “Unlike the previous Liberal government, under whose watch greenhouse gas emissions rose by almost 30 per cent, or the NDP, who want a $21-billion carbon tax, our government is actually reducing greenhouse gases and standing up for Canadian jobs.” Aglukkaq’s own department, however, says the country is on pace to make it only halfway to its promise to reduce greenhouse gases by 17 per cent below 2005 levels by 2020.

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a parliamentary committee this fall. But the concerns and gaps regarding elderly veterans and lump-sum compensation payments have been around for a long time — and the government had the chance to deal with the problems two years ago, said NDP defence critic Jack Harris. “It should have and could have been done before,” Harris said. “The fact that this is still an issue is simply mean-spirited, especially since this government is fond of describing soldiers as this country’s greatest citizens.”

Former defence minister Peter MacKay often invoked the phrase in speeches. Last week, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino said the government would support the House of Commons veterans committee in its examination of the effect the government’s changes have had. But there has already been “review after review after review,” Harris said, and veterans now expect action. It remains unclear just how Tuesday’s report will impact an ongoing lawsuit by former service members who took part in the mission in Afghanistan.





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VANCOUVER — The decades-long “war on drugs” has failed to curb the $350-billion a year global trade in illicit drugs, says a new study by researchers in British Columbia and California. Using statistics gathered by law enforcement and health authorities in the United States, Europe and Australia over a nearly 20-year period, the team from the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy tracked and compared the rate of drug seizures to indicators of availability for cocaine, opiates and cannabis. Those numbers show that while the number of drug seizures has increased, the price of cocaine, cannabis and opiates like heroin has dropped. At the same time, the purity and potency of those drugs has increased, said the study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal Open. “These findings suggest that expanding efforts at controlling the global illegal drug market through law enforcement are failing,” said the report that involved the University of British Columbia, the B.C. Centre for Excellence on HIV/AIDS and the Institute of the Americas at the University of California. Based on statistics gathered by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, they found that the price of heroin in the U.S. dropped 81 per cent from 1990 to 2007, while the purity of cocaine seized by police increased by 60 per cent. For cocaine, the price — adjusted for inflation and purity — dropped 80 per cent, and the purity increased by 11 per cent. For marijuana, price decreased 86 per cent and purity jumped 161 per cent. “The bottom line is that organized crime’s efforts to succeed in these markets has flourished, and the criminal justice system’s efforts to contain these markets has really been quite remarkably unsuccessful,” Dr. Evan Wood, one of the report’s authors and the Canada Research Chair in Inner City Medicine at UBC, said Monday. Similar trends were noted in Europe and Australia. Over the same period, the amount of drugs seized by law enforcement increased drastically, both in drug-producing countries like Afghanistan and Thailand and in western nations. “By every metric, the war on drugs has failed,” said Wood, adding that some estimates suggest more than $1 trillion has been spent over the past 40 years on that war in North America alone.



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Economy bounces back BUT U.S. EVENTS CLOUD GROWTH OUTLOOK BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s economy had one of the best months in years in July, rebounding strongly from a June swoon and putting it back on the path of moderate, steady growth. The country’s gross domestic product surged by 0.6 per cent in July, wiping out June’s half-point setback. The rebound confirmed that June’s steep drop was mostly due to a two-week construction strike in Quebec and flooding in Alberta, and was not indicative of an fundamen-

tal problem in the Canadian economy. July’s bounce — one of the biggest in two years and among the strongest since the recession — was one-tenth of a point better than the expectations of economists and set up the economy for a stronger third quarter. But analysts noted the acceleration is also unlikely to be sustained, nor likely to be strong enough to justify the Bank of Canada’s forecast of a 3.8 per cent surge in the third quarter. “This offsets the sour taste from the prior months but, in many ways, we’ve seen this

coming,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with the Bank of Montreal. “The best way to look at this is to average out the two months, so when you look through all the noise (of temporary factors), we’re still dealing with an economy that is growing at about 1.5 per cent to two per cent annualized.” Jimmy Jean of Desjardins Capital Markets concurred, saying the central bank is unlikely to alter course as a result of the GDP figure. “We continue to believe that the first hike (in interest rates) will occur no earlier

than the spring of 2015,” he predicted. The Canadian dollar was unchanged at midafternoon at 97.06 cents US after having trading higher for most of the day. The bigger issues the Canadian economy going forward, say analysts, are difficulties brewing in south of the border. Washington faced two looming deadlines — a possible government shutdown at midnight Monday night due to a budget impasse and another Oct. 17 when the government hits its debt limit, something that would leave it short of


cash to pay its bills. A government shutdown puts in jeopardy the paycheques of about 800,000 employees and non-essential services. Analysts estimate it could cut more than one percentage point from the U.S. economy if it lasts long enough. “Through the link to capital spending, rather than the government shutdown, that might shave at most a tick or two off Canada’s fourth-quarter pace,” said CIBC chief economist Avery Shenfeld in a note to clients.


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The downtown Red Deer Tim Hortons at 4217 Gaetz Ave. has been serving customers from a temporary trailer while renovations are performed on its main building. An official with Tim Hortons said the work is expected to wrap up around Oct. 11, at which time operations should return to normal.

Alberta tourism initiatives in running for provincial awards Three Central Alberta tourism initiatives are in the running for provincial awards. The Red Deer 2013 Centennial, Hotels Red Deer and Phoenix House Bed and Breakfast of Stettler are all finalists for Alberta Tourism (Alto) Awards. The Red Deer 2013 Centennial is competing in the Tourism Community of the Year category, which recognizes “a collective and successful effort on the part of a community to work together to promote or support tourism.” The Red Deer 2013 Centennial project marked the city’s centennial with cultural, historic and community events throughout the city. The City of Drumheller is the other finalist for Tourism Community of the Year. Hotels Red Deer, which is a marketing group made up of 11 local hotels, is competing for an Alto Award in the Marketing Partnership category. It recognizes a partnership of

ALBERTA TOURISM AWARDS two or more organizations that achieves exceptional results in tourism marketing. Formed in 2010 and financed by money collected from its members, Hotels Red Deer has worked to attract events to Red Deer and raise the profile of the region. The other finalists in this category are the Edmonton Attractions Consortia and Tourism Calgary & Partners. Rounding out the list of Central Alberta contenders for 2013 Alto Awards is Phoenix House Bed and Breakfast. It’s vying for recognition in the Service Excellence category, which honours an organization that delivers outstanding customer service. Other challengers for the Service Excellence award are Canmore’s Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show and the Tourism Jasper Visitor Information Centre.

There are nine Alto Awards, with these to be presented on Oct. 28 in Banff during Travel Alberta’s industry conference. Liz Taylor, executive director of Tourism Red Deer, said having Central Alberta initiatives in the running for the 2013 awards is great for this region. “It gives recognition at the conference, when there are 700 people in the room — all in the tourism business,” she said. She noted that a number of Red Deer hoteliers are planning to attend the conference, which should help generate enthusiasm and new ideas in the local hospitality industry. Last year, Tourism Red Deer’s 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Online Campaign and Central Alberta Country Drive both received Alto Awards for Marketing Excellence.

Lonestar pleased with 2013 results Sylvan Lake-based Lonestar West Inc. (TSX-V: LSI) is reporting record results for its 2013 fiscal year. The company, which operates hydrovac and vacuum trucks in Western Canada, California and Oklahoma, announced on Monday that it had net earnings of $1.4 million for the 12 months ended June 30. That was an increase of 10.5 per cent over the $1.3 million it earned in its previous fiscal year. Lonestar’s revenues for the year were $27.9 million, up nearly 50 per cent from $18.6 million. The company’s 2013 earnings and revenues were both records. “Lonestar management is extremely pleased with our achievements in fiscal 2013” said James Horvath, CEO and president of Lonestar. In its final quarter of 2013, Lonestar recorded a net loss of $456,000, as compared with a net loss of

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$198,000 for the same period in 2012. Revenues for the quarter were $6.2 million, a 40 per cent improvement over the $4.4 million generated a year earlier. The company said in a release that it grew its fleet and market presence in the fourth quarter, with new bases in California, Oklahoma, Alberta and Manitoba, as well as additional staff. This impacted earnings in the quarter, it said, but was an essential part of its growth strategy. Also affecting the fourth quarter numbers was lower utilization rates as a result of the annual spring breakup and challenging weather conditions, said the company. Since June, Lonestar has added nine units to its fleet to bring the total to 62. Another 13 are expected by the end of this calendar year.

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An elevator ride has turned into a trip to New York City for Laura Allard and Desirae Davidson. The Red Deer College business students are in the Big Apple this week for the World Business Forum, an annual summit that’s ranked among the most influential venues for CEOs and executives. Allard, who is in her fourth year of the bachelor of business administration program and Davidson, a second-year bachelor of commerce student, earned the trip last spring when they won an RDC Donald School of Business competition called The Big Idea. Contestants were asked to deliver a 30-second elevator pitch about a business idea — with the presentations made literally in an elevator, at the Donald School of Business’s downtown campus. “We rode the elevator about 20 times with 20 different students and there were some incredible ideas,” said Garett Cupples, president of GenTex Oilfield Manufacturing Inc. of Red Deer and one of the business school’s “entrepreneurs-in-residence.” “I was very impressed with the students’ pitches.” Also in the elevator judging the presentations was Darcy Mykytyshyn, dean of the Donald School Business. He thinks Allard and Davidson’s prize is a valuable one. “We see the trip to the World Business Forum as a fantastic networking opportunity for our students, who will be exposed to a different type of education, getting an up-close look at the corporate world.” Speakers at the forum, which takes place today and Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall, include Gordon Brown, Britain’s former prime minister; Jack Welch, whom Fortune magazine named manager of the century; and more than a dozen other high-profile presenters. “This competition is significant for two reasons,” said Mykytyshyn, who accompanied the students to the forum. “It’s about applied learning in the real world for our students and it’s also about our community partners stepping up and wanting to be part of mentoring our learners by offering them unique opportunities.”

Canadian consumers feeling more confident THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — A monthly measure of Canadian consumer confidence hit its highest level since 2010, although it remains below what could be described as “optimistic.” The Conference Board of Canada said Monday its index, based on interviews early in September, rose 6.2 points to 91. The Ottawa-based think-tank says British Columbia was a driving force but all regions across Canada showed improved overall consumer confidence since August. “Although consumer confidence remains well below levels we would characterize as ’optimistic,’ this month’s survey results do show that consumers are considerably more positive with respect to their financial positions and the outlook for future job creation,” the Conference Board said.

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Among other things, those questioned between Sept. 5 and 17 were more optimistic about their current and future finances. Overall those surveyed were pessimistic about their future job situation, although negative responses fell 4.9 points to 18.8 per cent and positive responses increased 1.8 points to 15.9 per cent. There were also fewer people who said it was a good time to make a major purchase, with only 43.6 per cent of respondents saying yes — a decline of 2.7 percentage points. Another measure of consumer confidence released Monday, the Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index, registered 59.75. The new weekly measure set a 2-½ year high based historical data, but lower than it would have been in December 2009.

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MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed lower Monday as hopes faded that an 11th-hour deal would emerge on a compromise budget bill that would prevent a partial shutdown of the U.S. government at midnight. The S&P/TSX composite index closed down 56.89 points to 12,787.19 as worry about the economic effect of such a shutdown depressed most sectors. A notable exception was the real estate sector, which ran ahead 1.9 per cent as Brookfield Property Partners LP (TSX:BPY.UN) announced it wants to buy out other shareholders of Brookfield Office Properties Inc. (TSX:BPO) in a stock-and-cash deal it valued at US$5 billion. Brookfield Property Partners already owns a 51 per cent stake in Brookfield Office Properties. Brookfield Office Properties shares ran ahead $2.45, or 14.17 per cent, to $19.74 while Brookfield Property Partners units were a penny lower at $19.99. The Canadian dollar closed flat at 97.06 cents US as Canada’s economic growth in July came in better than expected. Statistics Canada reported that the economy grew by 0.6 per cent in July, rebounding from a 0.5 per cent decline in June. The bounce — one of the biggest since the recession — was one-tenth of a point better than estimates. New York also closed in the red but off the worst levels of the session as a midnight deadline loomed that would result in cuts to non-essential government services. The Dow Jones industrials was down as much as 171 points Monday before finishing the day 128.57 points lower at 15,129.67. The Nasdaq fell 10.11 points to 3,771.48 and the S&P 500 index lost 10.2 points to 1,681.55. The base metals sector led declines, down 1.22 per cent while December copper dipped a cent at US$3.32 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) gave back 42 cents to C$27.68. The information technology sector was also a drag as BlackBerry continued to lose value, down 18 cents to $8.10. Telecoms were also a major weight with Telus Corp. (TSX:T) down

Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 19.18 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.58 First Quantum Minerals . 19.18 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 26.80 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.73 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 5.19 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 32.21 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.86 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.68 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.27 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 65.23 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 49.10 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.93 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 56.17 Calfrac Well . . . . . . . . . . 31.30 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 32.37 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 19.96 Canyon Services Group. 11.74 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.74 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.780 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 17.80 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.76 38 cents to $34.14. The energy sector was down 0.5 per cent amid major dealmaking in the component. Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX:PRE) intends to buy Calgarybased oil and gas company Petrominerales (TSX:PMG) in a proposed deal worth roughly $1.6-billion. Petrominerales shareholders would be paid $11 per share plus they’ll get one share of a new Brazil-focused exploration and production company called ExploreCo that will be based in Calgary. Petrominerales shares jumped $3.96. or 51.16 per cent to $11.70 while Pacific Rubiales fell $1.20 to $20.34. Worries about the economic impact of a U.S. government shutdown punished oil prices and the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 54 cents at US$102.20 a barrel after recovering from even greater losses earlier in the session. Prices also declined in the wake of data showing that Chinese manufacturing activity ticked up more slowly than expected in September. A survey by HSBC Corp. showed that China’s manufacturing activity expanded marginally this month, rising to 50.2 from August’s 50.1. But it surprised analysts by coming in much lower than the 51.2 in a preliminary version earlier this month. The gold sector was slightly higher as December bullion declined $12.20 to US$1,327 an ounce. In other corporate developments, engineering firm SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) has put up a “For Sale” sign on its stake in AltaLink, which owns more than half of Alberta’s electricity transmission grid. The plan is part of a broader strategy of reducing its investments in infrastructure assets and SNC’s shares gained $1 to $42.35. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Monday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,787.19 down 56.89 points TSX Venture Exchange — 941.15 down 11.71 points TSX 60 — 732.89 down 3.63 points Dow — 15,129.67 down 128.57 points S&P 500 — 1,681.55 down 10.20

Romania’s spy agency says has been monitoring protests at planned Canadian mine THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s domestic spy agency has been monitoring developments involving a planned Canadianowned gold mine for years, its chief acknowledged Monday, saying that some demonstrations against the project have been manipulated by people he called “ecoanarchists.” Spy chief George Maior’s comments before a parliamentary committee came after the head of Romania’s foreign intelligence agency said last week that it had been monitoring foreigners who allegedly paid Romanians to agitate for and against the massive gold mine project in northwest Romania. The mine, run by the Canadian company Gabriel Resources (TSX:GBU), is sitting on an estimated 314 tons of gold and 1,500 tons of silver. It would be the biggest gold mine in Europe. Proponents have been trying to get permits for 14 years but so far no date has been set for it to begin operating. The disclosure by Maior was surprising because it was reminiscent of Romania’s dreaded Securitate secret police, which once used an estimated 760,000 informers from all walks of life. Maior said his agency had sent 500 memos to decision-making authori-

ties from 1999 to 2013 about the planned gold mine, which has sparked large street protests in recent weeks. He insisted the agency’s actions were legal and were taken because the mine in Rosia Montana is “a problem of national security.” On Sunday, however, President Traian Basescu said the protests opposing the mine were genuine while rallies in support of the mine in Transylvania were “fabricated.” The mine has been widely criticized. Environmentalists complain that it would use cyanide in the extraction process and say four mountains must be razed to build it. Financial critics say Romania stands to earn too little from the project, while some locals say the gold, which has been mined there since Roman times, would be depleted within 20 years. Supporters argue the mine would bring vital foreign investment and jobs to a deprived area. Prime Minister Victor Ponta says Romania has a duty to benefit from its natural resources. Last week, Teodor Melescanu, chief of Romania’s foreign intelligence, said his agency had sent dozens of memos to officials about foreigners or foreign publications who were paid to support or oppose the controversial project.

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Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 68.75 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 57.31 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.06 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 30.92 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.11 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.01 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 48.06 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 61.78 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.04 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 85.07 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.43 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 66.00 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 32.90 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.74 points Nasdaq — 3,771.48 down 10.11 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 97.06 cents US, unchanged Pound — C$1.6678, up 0.47 of a cent Euro — C$1.3937, up 0.06 of a cent Euro — US$1.3527, up 0.06 of a cent Oil futures: US$102.33 per barrel, down 54 cents (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,327 per oz., down $12.20 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $23.492 per oz., up 3.8 cents $755.27 per kg., up $1.22 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE TORONTO — The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Monday at 941.15, down 11.71 points. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 137.94 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA Closing prices: Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.30 lower $481.70; Jan. ’14 $2.30 lower $491.00; March ’14 $2.40 lower $498.20; May ’14 $2.10 lower $504.60; July ’14 $2.00 lower $510.30; Nov. ’14 $2.00 lower $504.40; Jan ’15 $2.00 lower $506.40; March ’15 $2.00 lower $505.40; May ’15 $2.00 lower $503.00; July ’15 $2.00 lower $503.00; Nov. ’15 $2.00 lower $503.00. Barley (Western): Oct. ’13 $10.00 lower $148.30; Dec ’13 $10.00 lower $151.30; March ’14 $10.00 lower $153.30; May ’14 $10.00 lower $154.30; July ’14 $10.00 lower $154.30; Oct. ’14 $10.00 lower $154.30; Dec. ’14 $10.00 lower $154.30; March ’15 $10.00 lower $154.30; May ’15 $10.00 lower $154.30; July ’15 $10.00 lower $154.30; Oct. ’15 $10.00 lower $154.30. Monday’s estimated volume of trade: 526,680 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 526,680.

SNC-Lavalin is looking to unlock some of the engineering giant’s hidden value by selling a minority stake in AltaLink, it’s secondlargest infrastructure investment and one which owns more than half of Alberta’s electricity transmission grid. The company, which has been reducing its investments in infrastructure assets, said Monday all options for AltaLink would be considered, including a private sale, strategic alternatives or turning to the public market. “We believe this is a world-class asset that should garner a lot of attention and generate great value for our shareholders,” said Gerry Grigoropoulos, executive vice-president for infrastructure concession investments. AltaLink operates about 12,000 kilometres of transmission lines and 280 substations in the province, serving about 85 per cent of the population. It also received regulatory approval in December for a $1.5-billion transmission line extension to run 350 kilometres from Genessee, west of Edmonton, southward to Langdon, east of Calgary. SNC-Lavalin’s infrastructure portfolio also includes the Highway 407 toll road near Toronto, a Montreal hospital and the Montreal symphony hall. Earlier this year, the company signed a deal to sell 66 per cent of its minority interest in Astoria Project Partners II LLC, which owns and operates the gas-fired Astoria II power plant in New York City. It is also looking to sell an airport in Malta,

but has invested in Ottawa’s first-ever light rail transit system as part of the Rideau Transit Group Partnership. Grigoropoulos said plans to sell a minority portion of AltaLink will relieve SNC-Lavalin of some of its obligations to fund AltaLink’s expansion, which industry observers believe could be $600 million to $1 billion over the next three years. He said the sale would allow the Montrealbased engineering giant to focus on its strategic goal, announced in May, of targeting growth in the resources sector, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy and environment and water. “Now we have a lot capital tied into the ICI portfolio and the idea is to convert some of that capital into the highgrowth E&C (engineering and construction) business,” he said in an interview. Grigoropoulos said SNC-Lavalin doesn’t have a preference for the type of transaction and noted that price is only one factor. “The other consideration is to find a very good partner that we can have a good working relationship with.” He wouldn’t say if Highway 407 — its largest concession asset — will make it to the chopping block, nor whether some of the proceeds would be returned to shareholders. Maxim Sytchev of Dundee Capital Markets said some of the proceeds should be used for a special dividend or to buy back company shares to further lift the company’s current share price, which limits its financial ability to complete a large merger or transaction. “I think the next step

is to be somewhat shareholder friendly as well so it’s not just redeploying $400 million from AltaLink hypothetically into a large-scale acquisition. It has to be sort of give and take from that perspective,” he said in an interview, noting SNC’s shares are lagging its peers. Sytchev said a sale to strategic or passive (pension fund) investors is preferable to a spinoff, and could be followed by Highway 407. “It’s high quality assets which any pension fund on the planet would love to own,” he said of SNC’s two largest concession holdings. The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec declined to say if it’s interested. The pension fund manager owned more than six million SNC shares, worth $245.5 million, as of Dec. 31. Other analysts also applauded the announcement, suggesting AltaLink is worth upwards of $1.5 billion, or about $10 per share. That’s equivalent to nearly a quarter of SNC-Lavalin’s (TSX:SNC) trading price, which closed up $1 or 2.4 per cent at $42.35 in Monday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Pierre Lacroix of Desjardins Capital Markets expects SNC-Lavalin to sell 20 to 25 per cent of AltaLink. “We believe that monetizing a portion of SNC’s interest in AltaLink represents a catalyst for the shares, especially given that the current share price does not reflect the full value of AltaLink,” he wrote. Any sale would need the approval of the Alberta Utilities Commission, which would likely take several months. SNC-Lavalin expects the transaction to be completed by late 2014.

CRTC wants to make numbers on do-not-call list permanent THE CANADIAN PRESS GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC wants to make phone and fax numbers on the national do-notcall list permanent and crack down on what it calls “rogue” telemarketers. The federal regulator said Monday that almost 12 million numbers have been registered to avoid telemarketing pitches since the list was launched on Sept. 30, 2008. Numbers on the list were to be removed five years after registration, but the Canadian Radiotelevision and Telecommunications Commission said all numbers on the list have been extended for at least a year to Sept. 30, 2014, while it looks at making the list permanent.

“Canadians who registered their numbers with the National DNCL five years ago may not be aware that their registrations were about to expire,” CRTC chairman Jean-Pierre Blais said in a news release on Monday. “In order to facilitate this consultation, we have extended the life of the list so that Canadians do not have to worry about receiving calls for the time being.” Once a number is on the no-call registry, telemarketers are barred from dialing that number and face fines if they do. “Since its launch, millions of Canadians registered their numbers on the list to avoid receiving telemarketing calls and faxes. Telemarketers are getting the message that they must respect this choice or face the con-

sequences, which can include hefty monetary penalties,” Blais said. The CRTC also said that since Sept. 30, 2008, nearly 10,000 telemarketers have registered with the list, including some from the United States, India and the Philippines. The CRTC said the majority are following the rules, but noted it’s a challenge to track down so-called rogue telemarketers who knowingly ignore the rules, use technology to hide their identities and call Canadians repeatedly at all hours. “...Rogue telemarketers present an ongoing challenge for enforcement agencies around the globe,” Blais said. “In collaboration with our partners, we are

stepping up our efforts to track down these rogue telemarketers.” The CRTC said it’s asking Canadians who have been reassigned previously disconnected phone or fax numbers on the list how they should be notified about this and whether it should be done by the CRTC or telecom carriers, acknowledging that some Canadians may want to receive telemarketing calls. Canadians have until Oct. 30 to share their views. The CRTC said it has conducted more than 1,200 telemarketing investigations, resulting in $3.4 million in penalties and $741,000 in other payments.

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 86.57 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 44.69 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.02 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.10 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.79 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 38.54 Cdn. National Railway . 104.37 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 127.09 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 35.43 Capital Power Corp . . . . 21.26 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.79 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 38.40 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 43.02 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.69 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.29 General Motors Co. . . . . 35.97 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.21 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 42.35 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 52.60 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 34.14 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.38 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 45.25


A9 Clock ticking on U.S. shutdown

TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2013

SENATE REJECTS HOUSE BILL AS REPUBLICAN UNITY FRAYS, OBAMA URGES AGREEMENT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Their unity fraying, House Republicans bent but did not blink Monday in their demand for changes to the nation’s health care overhaul as the price for preventing the first partial government shutdown in 17 years. “We’re at the brink,” said Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., moments after the Senate voted 54-46 to reject the latest GOP attempt to tie government financing to delays in “Obamacare.” The stock market dropped on fears that political gridlock between the White House and a tea party-heavy Republican party would prevail. As lawmakers squabbled, President Barack Obama urged House Republicans to abandon demands he said were designed to “save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right of their party.” Speaking of the health care law that undergoes a major expansion on Tuesday, he said emphatically, “You can’t shut it down.” Earlier, the president said he was willing to discuss budget issues with congressional leaders. He added, “The only way to do that is for everybody to sit down in good faith without threatening to harm women and veterans and children with a government shutdown.” In a fast-paced series of events, the Senate voted to reject a House-passed measure that would have kept the government open while delaying implementation of the health care law for a year and permanently repealing a medical device tax that helps finance it. House Republicans, reacting swiftly, decided to try again. Their new proposal was to allow the government to remain open, while imposing a oneyear delay in a requirement in the health care law for individuals to purchase coverage. Their measure also would require members of Congress and their aides as well as the administration’s political appointees to bear the full cost of their own coverage by


President Barack Obama, right, talks with Secretary of State John Kerry, left, before a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, in Washington. Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a postmidnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers. barring the government from making the customary employer contribution. “This is a matter of funding the government and providing fairness to the American people,” said Speaker John Boehner. “Why wouldn’t members of Congress vote for it?” Asked if a stand-alone spending bill was possible instead, he said, “That’s not going to happen.” Democrats said the House GOP measure was doomed in the Senate, and would meet the same fate as every other attempt to delay the law that passed in 2010 and was upheld by the Supreme Court. A shutdown would cause an uneven impact across the face of government, sending hundreds of thousands of workers home and inconveniencing

millions of Americans who rely on government services or are drawn to the nation’s parks and other attractions. Many low-to-moderate-income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays, and Obama said veterans’ centres would be closed. About 800,000 federal workers, many already reeling from the effect of automatic budget cuts, would be ordered to report to work Tuesday for about four hours — but only to carry out shutdown-related chores such as changing office voicemail messages and completing time cards. Once they departed, they would be under orders not to do any government work. With less financial impact but important to many viewers, a camera that

feeds images of a new-born panda at the National Zoo would be shut down. Some critical services such as patrolling the borders, inspecting meat and controlling air traffic would continue. Social Security benefits would be sent, and the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs for the elderly and poor would continue to pay doctors and hospitals. Ironically, the issue at the core of the dispute, implementation of key parts of “Obamacare,” will begin Tuesday on schedule, shutdown or no. Among Republicans, some said the revised legislation did not go far enough in seeking to delay a law that all members of the party oppose and want to see eradicated. Rep. Phil Gingrey of Georgia said it felt as if Republicans were retreating, and Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia said there was not unanimity when the rank and file met to discuss a next move. For the first time since the showdown began more than a week ago, there was also public dissent from the Republican strategy that has been carried out at the insistence of tea partyaligned lawmakers working in tandem with GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Rep. Charles Dent, R-Pa., said he was willing to vote for stand-alone legislation that would keep the government running and contained no health care-related provisions. “I would be supportive of it, and I believe the votes are there in the House to pass it at that point,” the fifth-term congressman said. Dent added he has been urging the Republican leadership to allow a vote along those lines. A second Republican, Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado, said, “We haven’t given up on Obamacare ... but for this week we may have to give up. We tried everything and Harry Reid won’t budge,” he said of the Senate majority leader. Other Republicans sought to blame Democrats for any shutdown, but Dent conceded that Republicans would bear the blame, whether or not they deserved it.

Wave of bombings in NYC cost per inmate equals Ivy League education Baghdad kills at least 55 have started to retaliate, raising fears of a return to the widespread sectarian killing of 2006-2007. Medical officials confirmed the casualty figures in Monday’s attacks. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. Iraqi security forces sealed off the sites of the attacks as fire fighters struggled to extinguish fires that broke out. The twisted wreckage of cars and remnants of the car bombs littered the pavement. Iraqi militants often target crowded places such as markets, cafes and mosques, seeking to inflict huge numbers of casualties.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn’t explain a recent report that found the city’s annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year — nearly as much as it costs to pay for four years of tuition at an Ivy League university. They say a big part of it is due to New York’s most notorious lockup, Rikers Island, and the costs that go along with staffing, maintaining and securing a facility that is literally an island unto itself. “Other cities don’t have Rikers Island,”

said Martin F. Horn, who in 2009 resigned as the city’s correction commissioner, noting that hundreds of millions of dollars are spent a year to run the 400-acre island in the East River that has 10 jail facilities, thousands of staff and its own power plant and bakery. The city’s Independent Budget Office annual figure of $167,731 — which equates to about $460 per day for the 12,287 average daily New York City inmates last year — was based on about $2 billion in total operating expenses for the Department of Correction, which included salaries and benefits for staff, judgments and claims as well as debt

service for jail construction and repairs. But there are particularly expensive costs associated with Rikers. The department says it spends $30.3 million annually alone on transportation costs, running three bus services that usher inmates to and from court throughout the five boroughs, staff from a central parking lot to Rikers jails and visitors to and around the island. There were 261,158 inmates delivered to court last year. A way to bring down the costs, Horn has long said, would be to replace Rikers Island with more robust jails next door to courthouses.

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BAGHDAD — A new wave of bombs tore through Baghdad on Monday, officials said, killing at least 55 people. Most of the blasts were car bombs detonated in Shiite neighbourhoods, the latest of a series of well-co-ordinated attacks blamed on hard-line Sunni insurgents determined to rekindle largescale sectarian conflict. Multiple co-ordinated bombing strikes have hit Baghdad repeatedly over the last five months. The Shiite-led government has announced new security measures, conducted counter-insurgency sweeps of areas believed to hold insurgent hideouts, and sponsored political reconciliation talks, but has not significantly slowed the pace of the bombing campaign. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombings, but they bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s local branch in Iraq, known as the Islamic State of Iraq. Al-Qaida is believed to be trying to build on the Sunni minority’s discontent toward what they consider to be secondclass treatment by the government and on infighting between political groups. In addition to helping al-Qaida gain recruits, the political crisis may also be affecting the security forces’ ability to get intelligence from Sunni communities. “Our war with terrorism goes on,” Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan told The Associated Press. “Part of the problem is the political infighting and regional conflicts ... There are shortcomings and we need to develop our capabilities mainly in the intelligence-gathering efforts.” The deadliest of Monday’s bombings was in the eastern Sadr City district, where a parked car bomb tore through a small vegetable market and its parking lot, killing seven people and

wounding 16, a police officer said. Other parked car bombs went off in quick succession in the Shiite neighbourhoods of New Baghdad, Habibiya, Sabaa al-Bour, Kazimiyah, Shaab, Ur, Shula as well as the Sunni neighbourhoods of Jamiaa and Ghazaliyah. Police officers said 44 people were killed and 139 wounded. And in the evening, a roadside bomb outside a Sunni mosque within a refinery compound in the south Baghdad district of Dora killed four and wounded 14. Some such attacks on Sunni targets are blamed on hard-line militants targeting rival Sunnis, but there are also indications that Shiite groups



LIFESTYLE Research orchard alters marketplace BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA, N.Y. — Trees at Cornell University’s research orchard this fall are heavy with waxy apples, deep-red, round apples, oblong apples and aromatic apples that smell like autumn. The thousands of trees here are tended for a single goal: to grow apples with just the right mix of sweetness, tart and crunch. The orchards, part of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, are essentially a 50-acre lab devoted to developing apples that are tasty for consumers and hardy for farmers. The station has released 66 apple varieties over more than a century including Cortland, Macoun, and two new entries at farm markets this fall: SnapDragon and RubyFrost. “I could never be a medical doctor; I don’t like blood. But I can create,” said breeder Susan Brown “I can manipulate things and create stuff that no one else has seen or tasted, and sometimes it’s a home run and sometimes it’s a spitter.” Brown, a Cornell professor of agriculture who has been breeding apples since 1990, walked through the apple-dappled rows on a sunny day this week offering test chomps. One apple was juicy but mushy, another exceptionally firm and crisp. “You would not want to eat this with dentures,” she said with a laugh. Brown’s team is looking for crisp apples with a good balance of sugar and acid. They also pay

close attention to “volatiles,” or the aromas like a hint of cherry or grassiness that contribute so much to an apple’s flavour. But researchers also want farmerfriendly apples that hold up well against insects, fire blight and apple scab and during shipping. One promising variety was rejected because its leaves were prone to spotting and falling off the tree. Another green apple that might have been able to compete with the Granny Smith was discarded because it was susceptible to blister spots. “It’s only skin deep,” Brown said of the blistered apple, “but consumers are still going to find it objectionable.” The researchers here have access to cutting-edge technology, but the mechanics of their breeding work is similar to what their counterparts have done for generations. Pollen is collected from unopened blossoms and applied to female parts of another tree’s flower. It can take four years before a seedling produces fruit ready for tasting. Researchers try to combine desirable traits from two different apples — like the snappy sweetness of one and the resistance to insects of another. But just like a mom and dad can have children who are very different from each other, new apples can fall far from the tree, figuratively speaking. Research assistant Kevin Maloney says about 95 per cent of the seedlings they plant are discarded. The neat rows of trellised trees have gaps where apples that didn’t make the cut had grown.



Tuesday, Oct. 1 esteem and your income as well. CELEBRITIES BORN ON You may acquire new goods in a THIS DATE: Zach Galifianakis, spontaneous manner. 44; Julie Andrews, 78; Brie LarGEMINI (May 21-June 20): son, 24 If things are not THOUGHT what they seem OF THE DAY: to be, most likely The Moon passes they are not. At the through industrifirst sign of indecious and methodical sion take two steps Virgo today. It’s that back. You may find time of the month sudden salvation which reminds us in the arms of your that we need to loved one. Do not sort through our be afraid to declare lives and take care defeat. of the details. MerCANCER (June cury makes a gor21-July 22): Uncergeous aspect with tainty may disrupt ASTRO Neptune today, givthe course of your DOYNA ing us a more enday. If you feel irriched imagination ritated by the ongoand an easy flow of ing circumstances, interactions due to go for a run or atour higher potential tend a fitness class for receptivity. The Sun makes in your neighbourhood. Let it all a somewhat testy connection to out through some physical acPluto denoting an unequal share tivity which will only increase of ego power. your heart rate and your good HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If to- humour. day is your birthday, expect to LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You be pampered and adorned this are calculating your expenses year. Your social circle expands and your spending habits. Keep and you will see new faces along your budgetary needs realistic. your path. Be vigilant in terms of Social gatherings promise to be your health. Treat your body with fun and enlightening. Your outspecial care. Keep your eyes on going nature attracts interesting your finances. Don’t go beyond suitors and expands your social your budget. circle. ARIES (March 21-April 19): VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your willingness to adapt and to Indecisiveness can hunt you toremain flexible will test your abil- day. You dislike not having all the ity to keep your life under control. facts straight out in the open nor A balanced lifestyle with a com- when they are not easily accesbination of a nutritious diet and a sible. Try to not focus as much physical regime will only benefit on the outer world and more on you for the long run. your inner world. This should set TAURUS (April 20-May 20): off today’s lack of objectivity. Unusual circumstances or coinLIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): cidences will likely surprise you Essential partnerships can come in a manner you had not antici- in handy if you welcome potenpated. Whatever you see com- tial sizzling revelations. Embrace ing your way will boost your self- spontaneity and an adventurous


journey with a special someone. You do not want to experience amazing moments all by yourself. Share. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are deeply concerned with one of your friend’s situation. Their wellbeing and security is vital for you. Advance cautiously by avoiding stepping into foggy territory. Rely on your gut instinct when running your usual errands. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): The ambiguousness around you makes you feel as if someone is looking at you under a magnifying glass. Mistakes you make now are likely to be exaggerated or seem too apparent to others. Remember to put your best foot forward and maintain a proper image. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You dream with your eyes open. You do not seem to stand by foggy ideas or fabricated principles. Walking on solid ground reassures you to maintain an unyielding direction towards your aspirations and ideals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Romance and passion reign throughout your day. Give in the delight it creates for you and indulge in its sweetness. Joy and creativity come hand in hand today. Experience it fully if you don’t want to miss on anything exhilarating to your senses. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Words may be tricky for you today. Confidential talks may make you more confused or feeling unsettled at times. Don’t believe naively to everything you hear around you. The less you know the better it may be for your consciousness. Astro Doyna is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Husband grossing out wife with flatulence, nose blowing Dear Annie: I am a 57-year-old wom- ing alone. I have spent decades taking an, and my husband is 61. We met on- care of people who are disabled, deline and spent weekends together for mented and in denial. I now see this seven months before getting married. I marriage as a live-in job. was deeply in love with him He can’t understand why for the first six months. my feelings have changed Lately, my attitude and and blames me. I feel tofeelings have changed dratally trapped. I bought the matically. This man drives house we are living in and me crazy and grosses me brought more money into out. He is constantly clearthe marriage. ing his throat and blowing However, because I am his nose. He is flatulent and entitled to his retirement burps long and loud all day benefit when he dies, he and night. He’s clumsy, and considers our financial his memory is going downcontributions to be equal. hill fast. He becomes very I didn’t date for 12 defensive when I try to talk years before I met him and to him about any of this. I thought we were very comMITCHELL still love him, but not ropatible. I should have lived & SUGAR mantically. I feel more like with him for at least a year, a best friend. but I wanted to set a good I have to force myself example for my children. to kiss him, let alone sleep Please don’t suggest counwith him, and due to his deseling. It won’t change his nial, I have lost a lot of respect for personality or improve his declining him. This was not the man I dated. health and honesty. — Regrets in ParaHe retired six months ago and now dise sits around all day getting stoned. He Dear Regrets: The counselling isn’t doesn’t make friends, and he needs for him. It’s for you. You feel trapped open heart surgery and a knee replace- with a man you no longer wish to be ment and will require a caregiver very intimate with, and the future you see soon. He knew I was a nurse when we is that of patient and nurse. There’s met, and I think he married me be- no point in beating yourself up over cause of his overwhelming fear of be- what you didn’t notice when you were


dating. That happens to everyone. The question is what you are going to do about it now. And that’s where the counselling can help. You need to sort out how you feel, whether you are willing to stick it out and the emotional cost to you. Dear Annie: Why do people make a big deal out of men who are crossdressers? I am 43 years old, happily married and not gay. I’m a businessman, and I wear lacy lingerie with breast forms under my suits every day. My beautiful wife of 20 years thinks I look hot in lingerie. When we go out to fancy restaurants, I dress up as a woman. I’m very passable, and our four teenage daughters are OK with it. There are straight women who wear men’s clothing, and I never hear anything negative about them. — A Happy Father and Husband Dear Happy: Women who wear

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A MATTER OF TASTE TASTE TEST Read a story about salmon, and the odds are good that, somewhere, it’ll tell you that wild salmon tastes better than farmed. But does it? We decided to find out in a blind tasting, and assembled a panel that included noted Washington seafood chefs and a seafood wholesaler. The fish swam the gamut. We had wild king from Washington, frozen farmed from Costco, and eight in between, including Verlasso farmed salmon from Chile, which is the first open-pen farmed salmon to get a Seafood Watch “buy” recommendation. The tasters came from The Post Food section and the D.C. area seafood scene. Scott Drewno, executive chef of the Source by Wolfgang Puck, was gracious enough to prepare the fish; this was like Usain Bolt consenting to go for a jog. Drewno steamed portioned fillets simply, with a little salt. The judgments were definitive, and surprising. Farmed salmon beat wild salmon, hands down. The overall winner was the Costco frozen Atlantic salmon (Norwegian), added to the tasting late in the game — to provide a counterpoint to all that lovely fresh fish, we thought. There is an important caveat about the winning salmon: it was packed in a 4 four per cent salt

solution. Many of the tasters noted, and liked, the saltiness. Salting is “a typical Japanese technique for fish” and one he uses on salmon sushi. The Costco/Kirkland label product was a fine piece of fish, and one any of us would put on the table. Yet it wasn’t strictly comparable to the others. It was also about $5 per pound cheaper than any of them. The next three top-rated fish, with closely grouped scores, also were farmed: Trader Joe’s, from Norway; Loch Duart, from Scotland; and Verlasso. Ancora chef-restaurateur Bob Kinkead, who estimates that he personally has garnished upward of 350,000 servings of Pepita Salmon, a signature dish at the now-closed Kinkead’s, seemed disheartened that there was so little difference among the fish. “None stood out and said, ‘Buy me,’” he said. One thing, though, is certain. You’ll never catch any of us saying wild salmon tastes better than farmed.

RECIPE Salmon Stew With Dill Makes about 8 cups (6 to 8 servings) Ingredients 12 ounces skinned salmon fillets (preferably Atlantic), pin bones removed; see headnote 3 cups fish stock (may substitute 2 cups clam juice plus 1 cup water or no-salt-added chicken broth) 1/4 cup dry white wine 2 cups heavy cream 2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 2 cups; may substitute other potatoes that are waxy) 2 ounces pancetta, diced 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter 2 medium shallots, minced (about 1/4 cup) 12 medium button mushrooms, stemmed and cut into quarters (about 2 cups) 1 teaspoon sea salt, or more as needed 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked white pepper, or more as needed 1 medium leek, white part only, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill Steps Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes; wrap them tightly and refrigerate until ready to use. Combine the fish stock and wine in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then cook until reduced by a third, 15 to 20 minutes. Add the heavy cream and potatoes to the saucepan; once the liquid returns to a boil, reduce the heat to medium or mediumlow, so it’s barely bubbling, and cook for 5 minutes. The potatoes should be just tender. Line a plate with a few layers of paper towels. Cook the

pancetta in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until it has crisped and browned, then transfer it to the paper towel-lined plate to drain. Add 1 tablespoon of the butter to the same skillet, along with half of the shallots and all of the mushrooms, stirring until the butter has melted. Cook until the moisture released by the mushrooms has evaporated and they have browned. Scrape the mushroom-shallot mixture into the saucepan. Season with the salt and pepper. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in the same skillet over medium heat. Add the leek and the remaining shallots, stirring to coat. Cook, stirring once or twice, until the vegetables have softened, then add them to the saucepan along with the pancetta and the chilled cubes of salmon, stirring gently to incorporate. Once the liquid starts to bubble, cook for 1 minute, then remove the saucepan from the heat. The salmon should be just cooked through. Taste, adjust the seasoning as needed and whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, making sure it has been thoroughly incorporated. Just before serving, stir in the dill. Divide among individual bowls.

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BY TAMAR HASPEL ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES Come dinnertime, wild salmon is an excellent choice. Many of the Pacific fisheries are well managed, and the fish itself is healthful and delicious. The problem is that there isn’t very much of it. Worldwide, our annual wild salmon harvest comes to about 2 billion pounds, which sounds like a lot until you divide it by 7 billion earthlings and come up with one serving per person per year. What’s a salmon eater to eat? Go back as little as 10 years, and the answer was definitely not farmed salmon. “It was the thing you weren’t supposed to buy,” says Jason Clay of the World Wildlife Fund, which established the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) to create sustainability standards for shellfish and fin fish aquaculture worldwide. When the industry was new, salmon farms were accused of polluting the oceans, spreading sea lice, fostering disease, allowing escapees and depleting the stocks of forage fish, up to seven pounds of which went into each pound of farmed Atlantic salmon. All of those accusations were true in some locales, and some were true in all. But the salmon farmers did a funny thing. They listened. The survival of the industry depended on farmers cleaning up their act, and so that’s what they did. By 2004, the WWF, working with the industry, had started to develop detailed standards. Nearly a decade later, in June of this year, those ASC standards were released. Farms that meet the standards will receive ASC certification, and many already have begun the process. Meanwhile, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program has noted industry improvements. It awarded its very first “buy” recommendation to an openpen salmon farm in Chile named Verlasso, a joint project of salmon producer AquaChile and DuPont, the latter of which developed a genetically engineered yeast that produces a substitute for fish oil — an important part of the salmon’s diet. Although, for now, all farmed salmon other than Verlasso’s is rated “avoid,” Seafood Watch aquaculture research manager Peter Bridson acknowledges that salmon farming has come a long way. The program is in the process of evaluating

farms in other areas and will come out with revised ratings at the end of the year. “Some of the older concerns are less of a concern,” says Bridson. Areas the industry has focused on include:


Feed, feces and other byproducts of high fish concentrations have become better controlled. “There’s an intuitive sense of feedlots. The gut reaction is that they’re a horrific source of pollution, but it seems now, from longer-term data sets, that the impacts are restricted to a small area around the pens,” says Bridson. “That’s not to say that all the concerns have gone away,” he adds, but he notes that we know more about finding sites where farms work well and accurately predicting their impact. Our understanding of the carrying capacity of a region — the total number of farmed fish an area can support — is better, and the farms now let some areas go fallow to allow them to recover before fish are put there again.


There are a lot fewer of them, and concern about Atlantic salmon in non-native waters, particularly, has decreased. “It’s really quite clear that Altantic salmon are bad at colonizing outside their natural range,” says Bridson.


That industry average of as much as seven pounds of forage fish to grow one pound of farmed salmon has come down to 2.5 or 3 pounds, and the best ratios approach 1:1. One reason for the improvement is simple: cameras detect when the feed starts falling through the pen, indicating that the salmon have finished eating, and the feed is stopped. “That one innovation saved 40 per cent of feed,” says the WWF’s Jason Clay. The content of the feed has changed as well. Forage fish provide two essential products: fish meal, for protein, and fish oil, for omega-3 fatty acids. Twenty-five years ago, fish meal made up 50 percent of feed. Now, it’s 15 percent or even less, as other kinds of protein are being substituted. Plant sources of omega-3s are replacing some fish oil, but they don’t provide the long-chain omega-3 fats that are linked to health benefits. The industry is looking into alternatives

such as algae to further cut reliance on forage fish. Another concern about feed is added astaxanthin and canthaxanthin, carotenoids that give salmon its characteristic pink color. In the wild, fish get it naturally. On the farm, it has to be added to the feed (that’s what “color added” on the label means). Canthaxanthin, in large doses, can cause retinal damage in humans, and the FDA limits the allowable amount in salmon feed accordingly.


In 2004, a controversial study found higher levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and dioxins in farmed salmon than in wild salmon. That scared consumers, although the methodology of the study was criticized by health authorities, who continued to recommend eating farmed salmon. More recent research weighing the contaminant risk against health benefits from omega-3s concluded that every serving of salmon, wild or farmed, is a net positive.


This is probably the most serious problem, particularly in areas where farmed salmon and wild salmon populations coexist. “Sea lice and viruses continue to be issues,” says Bridson, and the problem varies by region. “In Chile, there’s not much evidence [of impact]; there are no native populations. . . . There are several recent studies that show that there is still impact from sea lice in the Atlantic.” Salmon farms will never have zero impact on the environment. Despite industry improvements, Krkosek said, he still avoids farmed salmon because be believes that wild is a more sustainable choice. And he points out that other fish, such as tilapia, can be farmed more efficiently than salmon. But the WWF’s Jason Clay also comes at the problem from an environmental perspective, and he has concluded that, in the face of a growing population that needs to be fed — and likes salmon — the answer isn’t to oppose salmon aquaculture. It’s to make it sustainable. Everyone, on both sides, agrees there is work to be done before that goal is met. But everyone, on both sides, acknowledges that progress is being made. Come dinnertime, that’s good news.




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Is that cool enough? ACTOR/COMIC ALICE MORAN USED HER RED DEER ROOTS TO BUILD A VIBRANT AND GROWING CAREER BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Actor Alice Moran thought she was pretty cool while growing up in Red Deer — then at age 13, she moved back to Ontario. “It was complete culture shock,” she recalled. Ontario girls “were so into clothing brands. They’d ask me, ‘What are you wearing?’ And I’d say, ‘Just a plaid shirt, why?’ “I had no idea I wasn’t cool in Ontario.” Since leaving Alberta and her awkward years behind, Torontobased Moran has been making sizable ripples in a big pond. She’s toured North America as the lead actor in Spank!, a wildly popular show she co-wrote, loosely based on the 50 Shades of Grey book. The 24-year-old is also nominated for three 2013 Canadian Comedy Awards: As writer for the Sexy Nerd Girl web series: As performer in the Throne of Games spoof for Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre; and as a writer and star in Gale and Katniss, a Hunger Games send up for the Second City Network. Moran has also appeared in Hungry, Hungry Games, another parody she co-wrote, which is beginning a U.S. tour. She portrays “an annoying girl” in Roland, a short film that just opened at the Toronto Film Festival. As well, she’s set to appear in an episode of CBC-TV’s Ron James Show this season, and on The Family Channel’s The Next Step show, depicting a rude store clerk.

(Is that cool enough for you, Ontario girls?) Moran is buoyed by her recent successes — which are dramatically personified by the audiences of hundreds of screaming women, who have shown up to see Spank! in Springfield, Mass., Hartford, Conn., and Las Vegas. But she admitted, “I still have a crisis of confidence at least once a week. Luckily, I can talk myself up pretty easily because you get ripped a lot in this industry. ... “You have to fake it until you make it.” The entertainer was born in Ajax, Ont,, but lived in Red Deer between the ages of four and 13, when her parents were in Alberta for work reasons. She recalled building her early comic foundations through plays at Holy Family School, and the Red Deer College summer video program, which she recalls thinking was “my favourite thing in the world.” Her parents eventually moved the family back to Ontario, where after a bumpy transition, Moran immersed herself into more theatre and comedy. She participated in the National High School Improvisational Games and took classes at Toronto’s Second City. At age 18, she was hired as a writer for the renowned improvisational comedy group — a job she only left recently to tour the U.S. and Canada in the hit parody Spank! “I love doing that show!” said Moran, who plays Natasha, a “non-sue-able” version of the

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The Sumner Brothers will perform Going Out West and more highly touted alt-country-roots tunes on Wednesday in Red Deer. The West Coast group that plays at the International Beer Haus and Stage has made a lot of best-of lists since forming in 2006. The latest Sumner Brothers’ release, I’ll be There Tomorrow, won critical raves, and also a five star rating from The band’s previous album, The Garage II was featured in Slowcoustic’s Top Canadian Records of 2010, while the 2008 release, Sumner Brothers, made the Top 10 list for Vancouver’s The Province newspaper. As well, its Top 20 track, Girl in the Window, won best alt-country song at the Independent Music Awards. The Sumner Brothers’ debut CD, In the Garage, charted in the Top 10 for folk/roots/blues on Canadian College Radio in 2006. The brothers describe themselves as alt-country innovators, who are “committed to developing a unique and forward-thinking sound within the loose confines of what has come to be regarded as roots music.” The band will be performing material that

book’s Anastasia. Her character is an erotic fiction writer who sends her husband and kids off to Disneyland so she can write her racy manuscript. While the novel by E.L. James features bondage, discipline and sado-masochism, the musical stage show is made up of all-original, lawyer-proofed material that’s more burlesque than graphic. But audience interactions can make it more steamy, said Moran. “The Montreal audience was pretty filthy!” she recalled with a laugh. Moran is a fan of The Hunger Games series, but at first wasn’t sure how to play Katniss in the Gale and Katniss video that portrays the female heroine being completely oblivious to her cohort’s sexual advances. She went for an over-earnest characterization, and later heard her Katniss likened to Elijah Woods’ big-eyed Lord of the Rings hobbit. “It came off really weird, but somehow it still worked.” In the Throne of Games, a theatrical spoof of the book-turned-film series Game of Thrones, Moran plays both virginal Sansa Stark and sexy Daenerys Targaryen — an interesting dichotomy, she said, with a chuckle. Moran is very excited to received three Canadian Comedy Award nominations, saying “I think industry recognition can only mean good things for me.” The winners will be announced Sunday at a ceremony in Ottawa.


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Both “brave new worlds” and community connections will be examined in art exhibits showing around Red Deer during the First Friday gallery openings for October. In the show Brave New Worlds, Bold New Plans at the Harris-Warke Gallery, Red Deer artist Daniel Anhorn has created scale landscape models that “question our notions of how we see our surroundings.” Anhorn looks at how man-made controls alter the natural environment in the exhibit that runs to Oct. 26. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday on the second floor of the Sunworks store on Ross Street. Diverse community artists from across the province have interpreted their inner and outer worlds in award-winning artworks showing in the Alberta Spirit exhibit at the Red Deer College Library. An opening reception for this display from the Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday. The exhibit continues to Oct. 26. Artist Gord Cannon presents his Art of the Ambient at The Hub on Ross to Oct. 31. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday. Those who want to stick around for some music can hear singer/songwriter Paul Rumboldt, from Southern Alberta, and special guests Carolyn Haley and The Davidsons, play everything from bluegrass to rockabilly during a 7 to 9 p.m. concert at The Hub. Tickets are $15 a person or $30 a family (cash only) at the door. Connections: Fibre Art by Dawna Dey Harrish continues at the Kiwanis Gallery downstairs at the Red Deer Public Library. This exhibit, presented by the Red Deer Arts Council, examines relationships between people, as well as the values and emotions that shape memory. The three-dimensional collages, wall quilts and soft sculptures are by Harrish, a Sherwood Park artist. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a performance by The Eclectics. The exhibit continues to Sunday. The Marjorie Wood Gallery at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is showing 2nd Time’s the Charm: An Upcycled Exhibit by a group of ecological-minded artists. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. The show is on from Oct. 2 to Nov. 10. Another group exhibit will be showing Friday at Art From the Streets at 4935 51st St. A reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Art by Andrea Dillingham will be shown at the Velvet Olive Lounge until Oct. 31. And Cafe Pichilingue will be showing art works by Amber Jackson, also to the end of the month.



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HEART/STROKE BARBEQUE The Red Deer Heart and Stroke Office will host a free community barbecue at noon on Oct. 9 to honour its volunteers and meet new community members, as well as celebrate Red Deer. The event gets underway in the parking lot of the Heart and Stroke Foundation at the corner of Gaetz Avenue and 59th Street, on the north side of the Red Deer River bridge. There will be free hotdogs, juice and granola bars.

WARD PANEL A panel discussion on ward systems and at-large systems of representation features a political scientist, a former councillor and a political blogger. The information session on Oct. 7 will help voters answer the Oct. 21 civic ballot question: Do you want the City of Red Deer divided into wards? The panelists are Duane Bratt, a Mount Royal University professor, Larry Pimm, a former Red Deer councillor, and Dave Cournoyer, a political observer and writer based in Edmonton. The discussion gets underway at 5:30 p.m. at the iHotel (6500 67st St.) in Red Deer.

CART PROGRAM NEEDS HELPERS Bethany Care Society needs volunteers to help with its Hydration Cart Program. Hydration volunteers ensure residents’ fluid levels are met. Volunteers will develop meaningful relationships with residents. Special arrangements will be made to make this role as independent as possible for volunteers with disabilities. The program starts on Wednesday. The time commitment is one to three hours a week. Volunteers are required for afternoon shifts. In the new year, morning sessions will be added. For more information, contact Ann at 403-357-3702 or email ann.vanhemmen@

CORRECTION An article in Monday’s Advocate incorrectly stated that some of the remaining Michener Centre residents would be moved to group homes on Michener’s north site. In fact, the group homes exist on the south site.

GIVE US A CALL The Advocate invites its readers to help cover news in Central Alberta. We would like to hear from you if you see something worthy of coverage. And we would appreciate hearing from you if you see something inaccurate in our pages. We strive for complete, accurate coverage of Central Alberta and are happy to correct any errors we may commit. Call 403-3144333.

Today’s Girl Guides are more likely to get badges for technology or environmental education than ironing or mending. “Things have totally changed since the days of the happy homemaker’s badges,” said Kim Verrier. But the exhibit A Friend to All: A Celebration of Girl Guides in Central Alberta, which she curated for the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, also shows that the more things change, the more they stay the same. For instance, camp clothing and badges through the years tell of ongoing adventures in Guiding — from camps in Sylvan Lake to Mexico, or Our Chalet in Switzerland. Photographic evidence also suggests that tenting in the old days was just as

fun as it is now. Verrier points to a newspaper article from 1941 that recounts how local Girl Guides were elated to meet Hollywood actress Myrna Loy after she stumbled onto their Banff campsite. More recent artifacts indicate that local Guides made international friendships while travelling to camps in France and Italy. And closer to home, resourceful campers learned how to make their own “burlap sack grilled cheese sandwiches.” (Verrier revealed this involves wrapping English muffins stuffed with cheese and tomato

sauce in tin foil, and then burlap soaked in wax. The burlap is burned off, leaving a delicious melted cheese treat.) Verrier, who joined as a Brownie at the age of five in 1 9 8 0 , said she enjoyed t h e weekly meetings because of the friendships she made, and because there was always a new adventure awaiting. “It was a riot.


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CANADIAN SUPREME ACTION Kevin Baumann of Red Deer rides Micehelle Lund’s horse What Lil Pisto during the first day of competition at the Canadian Supreme at Westerner Park on Monday. The working cow horse event runs through the week at the Westerner with nearly 500 horses entered in the competition. “Its our biggest horse event by far” says Westerner general manager John Harmes. This year marks the 30th year for the Canadian Supreme being held in Red Deer. Close to half a million dollars is available in cash and prizes making the Supreme the richest western horse event in Canada. Action runs each day at Westerner Park and is open to the public. Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Trafficking trial stalls over evidence issue BY BRENDA KOSSOWAN ADVOCATE STAFF The trial for two drug trafficking suspects got off to a halting start on Monday when it was discovered that police had not checked for fingerprints on some of the evidence. Nigel Eatmon, 28, and Christopher Vanoverbeke, 31, were arrested in June 2011 by Red Deer City RCMP. Police allege seizing a locker that contained about $4,800 in cash, along with various street drugs, including marijuana, psilocybin (magic) mushrooms, ecstasy and MDMA, which is the active ingredient in ecstasy. Eatmon was allowed to sit and watch

from the front row of the gallery while his co-accused, who has been in remand for the past three months, was held in the prisoner’s box. Represented by defence counsel Lorne Goddard, for Vanoverbeke, and Kevin Sproule, for Eatmon, the two men were scheduled for a five-day trial before Justice Kirk Sisson in Red Deer Court of Queen’s Bench on charges of possessing drugs for trafficking and possessing the proceeds of crime. Crown prosecutor Dave Inglis was preparing to call his first witness, a member of the Red Deer City RCMP, when defence counsel observed numerous freezer bags to be included in the evidence and learned that forensic investigators had not checked them for fingerprints. After consulting with Inglis, Sproule

asked the court for a one-day adjournment to give an RCMP forensics specialist time to determine whether there were any viable fingerprints on any of the bags. Sisson granted the adjournment, noting Goddard’s comment concerning the detrimental impact on his client, who is in custody, if the discovery of fingerprints were to cause further delay in the trial proceedings. Whether the trial moves ahead as scheduled will depend on what the forensics expert finds in checking the bags for fingerprints. Sproule said there will be plenty of time to finish the trial if there are no further delays as a result of the forensics expert’s examination.



Towers wants to look after best interests of students

Kruger has a passion for education

BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF When her children enter the Red Deer Catholic Regional School system, Brandie Towers wants their best interests as students to be at the heart of all school board decisions, and she wants a seat on that board to ensure those decisions will be made. “I want to be able to ensure that our children are being looked after in Brandie the best inter- Towers est of our children and not necessarily what’s going to be best for the school board or the teachers, and I think sometimes the kids are forgotten in the process,” said Towers, 33. As an example, she said some children are not able to ride the school bus because their parents cannot afford to pay the fee, something she said does not make for an inclusive culture. Riding the bus is free up to Grade 5 in the division for students who live 1.6 km or further from school; Alberta Education transportation funding provides for all students who reside more than 2.4 km away. A first-time candidate for the

board, Towers said she brings a fresh set of eyes to the campaign. Towers, who herself went through the Red Deer Catholic system, is married with two preschool-age children. She said she is expecting a large learning curve during the campaign, an opportunity to learn she called “wonderful.” “I’m looking forward to just talking to people and finding out what they are feeling their voices aren’t being heard on,” said Towers. She added that she hopes her children will be able to enter into a “well-balanced” school system that supports things like the arts and active lifestyles, but also ensures students know there are consequences to their actions. “If the child learns through arts and creativity, then let’s encourage that. If they learn through hard studies, then let’s encourage that.” Towers is a stay-at-home mom who runs an online business. Before having children, she was a health and safety and human resources manager for an oilfield company. Also running for the Catholic board are David Bouchard, Murray Hollman, Adriana LaGrange, Cory Litzenberger, Guy Pelletier and Anne Marie Watson.

BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF Technology and inclusion are central to a mother who wants to have a role in local education by serving on the Red Deer Public School District board. L i a n n e Kruger has five children, but only one left in Red Deer Public schools. The o t h e r s h a v e Lianne Kruger graduated. She serves on various boards in the community, including the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools, the Central Alberta historical society where she is a vice-president, the Red Deer branch of the genealogical society, the centennial committee, Girl Guides of Canada and a swim team’s board. “Wherever I am, I’m usually volunteering,” said Kruger. She sought a trustee position in the last election, in 2010, but lost. Undeterred, she wants to try again. “Education is my passion,” said Kruger. “I still take university courses just to learn things.” She has a computer programming degree and has taught software courses for 31 years. “We need to keep students

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and teachers up to date,” said Kruger, 54. “No matter what our children go into, they need a technology background. It’s easy for them, but they need to be updated.” Bullying and student inclusion are also key issues for Kruger. She has researched the topic over the past few years. “I’d like to work and find something that would help the district, but not add to the teacher’s responsibilities at the same time,” said Kruger. She also said the teacher-student ratio is an important topic for the board. “I had someone tell me the teachers should just ‘suck it up,’ ” said Kruger. “That’s not it, their concern and my concern is for the students, and making sure the students get the best education, that they get what they need. “The bigger the classroom, the harder it is to address those issues.” Trustee candidates will be on the Oct. 21 municipal ballot along with city council and mayoral candidates. Other Red Deer Public School board candidates are Bill Christie, Shari Hanson, Kerri Kenworthy, Dick Lemke, Dianne Macaulay, Bev Manning, Ben Ordman, Cathy Peacocke, Kurt Spady, Bill Stuebing, Jim Watters, Milt Williams and Raymond Yaworski. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com


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BRIEFS Lacombe helps fund Blackfalds Fieldhouse The County of Lacombe has fulfilled its $2.25-million funding promise to help with construction of the Blackfalds fieldhouse. Council approved cutting a $750,000 cheque for the final instalment on the $17.3-million recreational facility under construction in the town. It is expected to open next spring. To be known as the Abbey Master Builder Centre, the fieldhouse will feature a gym, fitness centre, walking track, indoor playground and meeting areas. An outdoor aquatic centre, amphitheatre, outdoor fitness, playground and picnic areas are also planned. The county agreed to fund $2.25 million, based on a formula estimating that 15 per cent of users will come from the surrounding county. Funding will be drawn from the county’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative money from the province.

County revises rec plan Lacombe County council has requested a few minor tweaks to its longawaited Regional Recreation Plan. CDC Consultants presented a draft summary report to council last week and a few minor adjustments were requested by council, said Terry Hager, county commissioner. The plan will then be reviewed by council during a workshop early next year, he said. “From there, we’ll receive some direction from council relative to preparing and updating a number of our recreational policies.” The county embarked on a recreation plan after being faced with a growing number of requests for recreational funding help by rural communities faced with aging facilities. Council wanted a consistent approach and a standardized criteria for weighing requests. Under the plan, county financial support for district facilities located in urban municipalities within the county will receive money based on cost-sharing operating deficits. How much facilities get will depend on the percentage of county users.

Regional facilities, such as arenas, pools and performing arts centres, will be treated in a similar fashion. District arenas and community halls will be handled a little differently. They are eligible for a portion of net operating costs or flat grants — $30,000 a year for arenas and $3,500 for community halls. A new initiative for the county will see curling rinks eligible for annual operating grants of $5,000. Community facilities, which are located in rural areas in the county, will receive annual grants ranging from $3,500 to $750 depending on the type of facility. The final version of the plan is expected to be passed early next year.


Plea reserved One of two suspects arrested near Red Deer by police tracking a vehicle theft in Calgary has reserved her plea after making an appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday. Airdrie resident Melissa Johnston, 28, was arrested along with Darren Bergman, 28, of Calgary by RCMP members assisting a Calgary police helicopter that was following a northbound pickup truck on Friday afternoon. Cpl. Darrin Turnbull of the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit said suspects inside the fleeing vehicle were unaware that they were being followed until a spike belt was deployed to disable the vehicle. Police allege that the vehicle continued north on Hwy 2 on shredded tires for some distance before becoming inoperable, and then both suspects tried to flee on foot. Police say a police dog apprehended the woman, who had been driving the truck, as she ran into traffic on the highway. Johnston remains in custody pending her next court appearance, set for Oct. 9, on charges including dangerous driving and possession of the proceeds of crime. Also behind bars, Bergman is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of the proceeds of crime. Both suspects have additional charges pending in Calgary.

Robbery suspect caught Police have arrested one of two suspects from the most recent robbery at the West Park Fas Gas in Red Deer. Red Deer City RCMP allege that

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Officiating the swearing in of a new government provincial court judge Jim Mitchell of Red Deer calls on Aspen Heights Elementary Prime Minister MacKenzie Ryan to repeat after him a pledge. Ryan will be the 5th Prime Minister of the Schools Micro Society. During the ceremony Friday the school was introduced to the new parliamentarians and senators who will represent the school government. late in the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 24, a man threatened to beat the clerk after a woman he was with was caught stealing some lighters. Police have arrested and charged the woman alleged to have been involved in the more recent event. Karla Lynn Pittman, 28, made her first appearance in Red Deer provincial court on Monday via closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre. She reserved her plea on charges including theft and breaching release conditions. She is due back in court on Wednesday. Police continue to search for the man who was with her. It was the second incident at the store in less than two weeks. On Sept.

11, store clerk Jaysen Arancon Reyes, 26, suffered gunshot wounds to his face and hands during a robbery. The suspects arrested in connection with the Sept. 11 incident are also due in court on Wednesday. Jeffrey Lyle Geary is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and numerous weapons offences. Eric Michael Ayotte, 29, is charged with armed robbery. Both men remain in custody pending the outcome of their bail hearings. Parkland Fuel Corp., owner of Fas Gas service stations and convenience stores, is reviewing its safety and security measures in light of recent robberies at the store.

High-school students explore post-secondary options in area

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A new exhibit about the Girl Guides is currently on display at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery.


GUIDES: Enrolment rises “There were so many things I got excited about,” said Verrier — including group sing-alongs. She was thrilled to recognize during her perusal of photos for the show the enacted hand gestures for an old Brownie song, My Ship Sails From China. Many other young girls also remain enthusiastic about Guiding. Alberta has nearly 12,000 members in the program that encompasses 75,000 girls Canada wide. The Parkland Region, which includes Red Deer and stretches to Ponoka, Airdire, Coronation and Rocky Mountain House, has 1,220 members. The enrolment went up about five per cent last year, said Caroline Lobban, a local Guider and Parkland area international advisor. Museum visitors will recognize various uniforms through the decades —

including the short-lived yellow and brown Busy Bees outfit from the late 1970s. They will also read about highlights in local Guiding history, such as when Girl Guides chief Lady Olave BadenPowell visited Red Deer in 1946 to meet Mickey the Beaver — or when Heather Wood (daughter of local naturalist and author Kerry Wood) was selected from all Girl Guides in Alberta to have lunch with Queen Elizabeth in 1959. Perhaps the most important thing about the program is it has always helped create self-confident female leaders. Verrier pointed out that among the former Girl Guides or leaders mentioned in the exhibit is Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski, Alberta Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith, Red Deer Citizen of the Year Hazel Flewwelling, and former Red Deer City councillor Lorna WatkinsonZimmer. The museum display continues to Nov. 11.

Central Alberta high schoolers are getting the opportunity to learn about how they can stay close to home to continue their education post-Grade 12. Schools across Central Alberta have been engaged in a competition since last week designed to guide students towards considering the various postsecondary offerings at Red Deer College and Olds College. Through the engagement, students will be able to learn that the Red Deer institution offers the only locksmith program in Alberta, or that one can major in golf course management in Olds. The online competition sees students able to answer 10 questions every day regarding the two colleges and their programming. The two colleges are the first to initiate the online Chatter High program in Alberta, according to Kaelyn Smith, marketing and communications consultant at Red Deer College. Smith said the initiative is designed for Grade 10 and 11 students in career exploration classes to get them to plan for their post-secondary earlier and

learn about what is in their immediate area. She said many commonly think of RDC as a “university transfer school,” but with some degrees all four years can be taken at the local institution. “This is kind of opening their eyes to the possibilities where they can stay in the area and not have to transfer to those larger institutions,” she said. Throughout the process, participants are awarded points that can be redeemed for prizes, and which go towards their school’s total. There are prizes such as $1,000 and $500 tuition credits, and schools accumulating the most points will get money that can be put towards a schoolbased project or fundraising effort. Parents and alumni are invited to participate in the initiative as well, and will be eligible for prizes. Interested participants can sign up at The competition will run until Nov. 1, but the questions will stay up after that date.

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Firefighters face great danger in battle to stop massive Edmonton condo blaze EDMONTON — Firefighters had to watch for exploding propane tanks when a condominium under construction in southwest Edmonton was destroyed by a massive blaze. Vinyl siding on nearby buildings melted and vehicles on the street were engulfed in flame when the fire in the three-building complex broke out early Sunday morning. It took dozens of firefighters about

seven hours to get the inferno under control. No one was hurt, but about 200 people in neighbouring homes had to take shelter in a nearby school after police ordered them out as a precaution. The damage estimate is at least $17 million and the condominium’s builder says 90 per cent of the 265 units in the complex were pre-sold. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire.

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Too many Compost? A piece of cake! activities can drain kids Question: We’re only withdrawal and physical two months into the symptoms such as stomschool year and already ach pain. we’re drowning in extraIf you see any of these curricular acred flags, tivities. don’t delay How much in making the is too much? needed adCan you justments. suggest any Question: practical How can I get guidelines? my husband Jim: I unto help more derstand with the kids? and share He enjoys your conthe “fun” part cern. That’s of raising kids because kids —like “wresneed lots of tling” with JIM time, space our toddler. DALY and leisure to But when it develop their comes to the creativity and practical side imagination. of parenting, Stress from I don’t think excessive organized ac- he’s pulling his weight. tivity can be a deadly Dr. Greg Smalley, Vice enemy of a happy and President, Family Minishealthy childhood. tries: Speaking from perWhile every family is sonal experience, comdifferent, I’d suggest that munication is usually the in general, elementary- key here. and secondary schoolMany couples never age kids shouldn’t take talk to each other about on more than one extra- their parenting expectacurricular activity per tions, or the fears and school term. struggles they’re facing The definition of an as parents. “extracurricular activIn most cases, both of ity” isn’t set in stone. them are doing the best In evaluating each they can, but are feeling commitment, it might be insecure. helpful to ask some basic The first step is to air questions about the time these feelings in an honinvolved. est, safe and non-threatHow many evenings ening way. per week is your child Gender roles and disspending away from tinctions can also be a home? factor. If the number is too Mothers tend to have high, you might consider an immediate connecmaking some cuts. tion with a new baby, If this seems like an w h i l e f a t h e r s s o m e impossible proposition, times feel uncomfortI’d challenge you to ask able and “out of their yourself some hard ques- element.” tions about the motives When Dad tries to behind the busyness. lend a hand, Mom may Is it really about your be inclined to correct evchild and his best inter- erything he’s doing. ests? This leads to greater Or is the push to irritation on both sides, achieve driven by issues and the husband may of your own? shrink from trying to We’re all suscepti- help. ble to negative motives Again, the solution is such as parental pride, to discuss your feelings insecurity or desires to and expectations. compensate for our own If you’re home fullu n r e a l i z e d a c h i e v e - time with the kids while ments. your husband is out in But if allowed to run the workplace, talk about rampant, they can end what practical aspects of up seriously damaging this arrangement should your child’s self-image look like. and the dynamics of your If you both work outfamily interactions. side the home, it’s even On the positive side, more important that you I’d encourage you to clearly understand what strive for the correct bal- the other is thinking. ance for your family. Whatever your situaA certain amount of tion, it’s important that “stretching” can be a you learn how to funcgood thing, but you must tion as a team. always consider each This is another area individual member’s in which husbands and unique needs and capa- wives need to be patient bilities. with one another and There are some tell- give each other the bentale signs that will let efit of the doubt. you know if your kids are being pushed beCatch up with Jim Daly yond their limits — de- at pression, for example, or at or irritability, emotional DalyFocus.


University’s gay pride event celebrates aboriginal culture BY THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON — There will be a strong aboriginal component at this week’s gay pride event called Queerapalooza at the University of Saskatchewan. Jack Saddleback, the pride centre coordinator for the students’ union, says traditionally there was a place for gay people in aboriginal ceremonies. Saddleback, who identifies himself as a two-spirited transgender gay man, organized this week’s events. They began with a gender-neutral pipe ceremony on the university campus Monday morning. There will also be a sweat lodge Wednesday that is open to everyone. Saddleback says historically, gay people had specific roles in aboriginal society such as being medicine people or war chiefs. “They were folks who would take on the orphan children in the tribes,” he says. “They were also really good mediators. This is where the term ‘twospirit’ comes from. It shows the balance that a queer aboriginal person has, in that we have the ability to see both the female and male side. “Unfortunately, with residential schools and some homophobia that has been instilled in our culture, there has been a bit of a step back from the twospirited culture.” One of the leading researchers on two-spirit identity is Alex Wilson, who will be part of the Queerstorical Campus Walking Tour by Greystones Secrets. The interactive tour tells the history of sexual and gender diversity through the years as it relates to the University of Saskatchewan.

I have been busy filling my More browns, I need more compost bins for winter. I have browns.” one of those three bin structures Creating compost is often likwhere the idea is to always have ened to making a cake. one finished, one cooking and one If you were baking a cake you being filled. wouldn’t dump in a cup In the past the bins of flour, wait a month were situated far from before adding an egg, the house and neglectand then leave the bowl ed. on the counter for anIn the fall I would other few weeks before fill them with garden pouring in some milk waste and in the spring and expect to get someI would lift the lid and thing edible. discover…dried up It’s the same thing garden waste. with cooking compost. To make matters If you want the comworse, the bins faced post to “cook” so it will west and the wicked kill off any pathogens or winter winds were forweed seed you need to SHANNON ever blowing the lids gather your ingredients MCKINNON open with such force together and layer them it was wrecking the all at once being sure hinges. to sprinkle each layer This despite using with water as you go. three concrete blocks—the kind When you’re done you close the people often couple with planks lid and leave it to cook. to make shelving—plunked one on I walked away from the pile in top of each bin. the same way I walk away from a One of the bins wasn’t used for cake in the oven; with a dollop of compost at all, but a pseudo gar- doubt that it would actually turn den shed. out. Plant pots, buckets and stakes Three days after filling the first and all manner of garden para- bin the magic began. phernalia were routinely shoved The mixture actually began to inside. All in all, it was a very sor- heat up. ry and unproductive state of afLifting the lid one cool morning fairs. I was greeted by drops of moisture This fall we hauled the bin up raining down from the inside of to the new garden closer to the the lid and rising steam. house and almost overnight I beI shoved my hand into the mix came a compost queen. and felt the building heat with Instead of tossing potato tops the kind of giddy excitement most and pea vines into the bins willy- women reserve for a shoe sale. nilly, I actually followed instrucWhen Darcy arrived home from tions. work I pounced on him and said, I carefully built my layers of “I don’t suppose you want to come browns and greens. out to the garden with me and feel I scurried back and forth col- my compost pile?” lecting straw, manure, sheep bedAs the long suffering husband ding, leaves, old grain and any- of a rabid gardener, Darcy is used thing else that came to mind. to unusual requests. I buzzed about with my loaded He is routinely hauled off to the wheelbarrow like a worker bee, garden to look at freshly hatched muttering fascinating things such flowers, unique seed heads or a as “Aha! Some greens! loaded berry bush.


This, however, was the first time he had been asked to share my enthusiasm over manure and apple cores. To his credit, Darcy set down his lunch kit, postponed supper and the ball game on TV and followed me out to the compost bin. He bravely plunged his hand through the layers into the depths and agreed that things were definitely heating up. A few days later he even bought me a leaf sucker. What a guy! Now my bins are full and steaming and I have moved on to open piles. The whole idea of bins is to disguise what would otherwise be viewed as an ugly sight. With no neighbours nearby to take into consideration, I have gone a different route. I have carefully positioned my compost pile so I can see it from the house. The idea of sipping my morning tea while watching steam rising off the compost thrills me. That’s weird, I know. Last week I even bought a compost thermometer and a moisture meter. I am now officially a garden geek. The thermometer is just like the one you use for testing a turkey only longer. As I check my compost, prepare more batches and vacuum the forest for leaves it’s as if I am nature’s housewife getting ready for a banquet. And in a way I am. A banquet of plants that will arrive with hungry roots come spring. I can’t wait. In the meantime I really should be vacuuming the house and doing some cooking for Thanksgiving and the human company it brings. Just one more bag of leaves… Shannon McKinnon is a humour columnist from northern BC. You can read more about gardening in the Peace by visiting

How to control a controller ....OUT-OF-CONTROL FREAKS “To exercise some sort of control over others is the secret motive of every selfish person.” — Wallace D. Wattles, American author of The Science of Getting Rich

felt controlled would then attempt to control others but, sadly, that’s often the case. Controllers may lash out in anger and hostility or use confining and restricting emotional strategies to psychologically and ob“Her family has been helping sessively try to dictate how those out with schooling.” within their influence should act, “That’s a good be and feel. thing,” I said. “I wish I Whether offering uncould have helped my solicited advice or uskids more.” ing anger and threats to I was talking to a put you in your place, friend about the high the comments and accost of post-secondary tions of controllers can education. range from annoying to He was explaining abusive. how his son’s girlfriend Controlling people was receiving a living who have an opinion allowance from her on everything and to family while in univerdisagree can be dansity. gerous. I knew of many parControllers invalients who had started date your opinion and education funds for put conditions on evMURRAY their children when erything — even their FUHRER they were born. I wish love and acceptance. I had been one of them. People with low “She must be grateself-esteem who view ful for the assistance,” themselves as victims I said. may even be attracted “She was until they started to controllers. making unreasonable demands.” What’s most exasperating about “What is or isn’t reasonable is these people is that they ofttimes often subjective,” I noted. don’t see themselves as controlThe parents had made it abun- ling but see themselves as right. dantly clear that the financial supIn her bestselling self-help port came with conditions. book Emotional Freedom, author Over time, the conditions be- and American board-certified psycame more and more blatantly un- chiatrist Judith Orloff features a reasonable: dump your boyfriend, controller’s quiz, consisting of five stop being friends with this per- questions. son or that, embrace our religious 1. Does this person keep claimand political views, spend more ing to know what’s best for you? time with your brother (a physi2. Do you typically have to do cally and emotionally abusive old- things his or her way? er sibling). 3 Is he or she so domineering Buckling under the strain of that you feel suffocated? trying to please her parents and 4 Do you feel like you’re held maintain her grades, she soon prisoner to this person’s rigid found herself on the verge of a sense of order? breakdown. 5. Is this relationship no fun beClearly, many parents feel like cause it lacks spontaneity? they have a right and a responsiSays Orloff, if you answer yes bility to control their children’s to one to two of the questions, it’s lives. likely you’re dealing with a conIn a healthy relationship, that troller. Responding yes to three should change at some point as or more questions suggests that a the child becomes an adult. But controller is violating your emoin other relationships, such as a tional freedom. friendship or romantic relationSo how do you control these ship, it’s probably unhealthy at controlling personalities? Orloff any stage. suggests we resist the urge to try. Controlling behaviour is char“Never try to control a controlacterized by an individual’s need ler,” says Orloff. to micromanage and orchestrate She suggests instead that we the actions and behaviours of oth- speak up, but don’t tell them what ers, often in a disproportionate or to do. unhealthy manner. Be assertive rather than conThe need to control is frequent- trolling. Stay confident and refuse ly based in fear. to play the victim role. People who battle with the “Controllers are always looking need to control of-ten fear being for a power struggle,” says Orloff at the mercy of others. who suggests we focus on the highGenerally, controllers have felt priority issues rather than bicktremendously “con-trolled” or ering about the small, everyday powerless at one time or another stuff. in their lives. Another suggestion is to set It seems odd that someone who boundaries. If someone keeps tell-


ing you how to deal with something, politely say, “I value your advice, but I really want to work through this myself.” Controllers will likely need to be reminded several times of the boundaries. To that end, Orloff suggests we always use a kind, neutral tone. Don’t expect instant miracles, as controllers rarely give up easily. The advice here is to respectfully reiterate your stance over days or weeks, bringing awareness to negative communication patterns while redefining the terms of the relation-ship. If you reach an impasse, agree to disagree. Then make the subject off limits. Finally, Orloff recommends we size up the situation and use common sense. Sometimes the controller is our employer. If we wish to stay in his or her employ, it’s best not to ruminate about how rotten the boss is and expect him or her to change. Orloff suggests we offer our ad-vice and ideas in a straightforward, benefits-focused, non-defensive manner. If, however the boss responds, “I don’t want it done that way,” we must defer because of the built-in status difference in the relationship. Putting your foot down — trying to control the controller— will only make work more stressful and likely lead to your termination or resignation. With good friends, Orloff suggests a caring, direct approach. For instance, if someone dominates conversations, respectfully say, “I appreciate your comments but I’d like to express my opinions, too.” The person may be unaware that he or she is monopolizing the discussion. The young lady in question decided to tell her parents that she was feeling strangled by their unreasonable demands and if their support was hinged on allowing them to control her life, then she would find a way to make it on her own. After a time, many of the unreasonable demands fell away, though some remained and, apparently, the discussion continues. People who feel out of control become controllers. Deep down, they’re afraid of falling apart, so they control to bind anxiety. When you mindfully deal with controllers, you free your-self from manipulation. Knowing how they operate lets you choose how to interact with them. For more information on selfesteem, check the Extreme Esteem website at

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Victoria student wins top prize in Google’s global science fair BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A Victoria teenager has won one of the top prizes in Google’s annual global science fair. Ann Makosinski’s battery-free flashlight, which is powered by the heat of her hands, was chosen as the best project created by a student aged 15 or 16. Makosinski said the idea came from an interest in harvesting humans’ untapped thermal energy. Her work was chosen from thousands of projects submitted by students in more than 120 countries. The grand prize winner was 17-year-old Eric Chen for his project dubbed “the taming of the flu,” which used computer modelling to identify influenza inhibitors that could be used for antiviral drugs. On the web: Makosinski’s submission video with a demo of her flashlight


Police Const. Paul Hyland, a Metropolitan Police super recognizer, poses beside computer screens at the force’s New Scotland Yard headquarters in London. Since 2011, about 200 London police officers have been recruited to an elite squad of super recognizers. might have special facial recognition abilities. “Unfortunately, we don’t know how (the super recognizers are) doing it,” he said. Maybe they process facial features more quickly and holistically than other people, he said. Davis said other police departments in Britain have asked him to test their officers to see if they’re super recognizers but none have a specialist team just yet. While most people can learn to remember faces better, scientists say, it is unlikely they could match the powers of a super recognizer.


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LONDON — Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He’s a “super recognizer,” and that’s giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard. Several years ago, for example, London police were on the lookout for a burglar wanted for nine robberies. About a month after seeing the burglar’s picture, Hyland and two colleagues were stuck in traffic. “I looked up and noticed this guy coming out of a university and knew it was him,” Hyland recalled, adding that neither of his colleagues recognized the burglar. Hyland arrested the suspect, who confessed after questioning. “If I’ve met someone before and see them again, I’ll usually know where I know them from, even if I can’t remember their name,” he said. How does Hyland do it? Nobody knows. But since 2011, about 200 London police officers have been recruited to an elite squad of super recognizers. Officials say they have tripled the number of criminal suspects identified from surveillance photos or on the street each week, and even helped prevent some crimes like muggings, drug deals and assaults. “When we have an image of an unidentified criminal, I know exactly who to ask instead of sending it out to everyone and getting a bunch of false leads,” said Mick Neville, Detective Chief Inspector at Scotland Yard. Neville started the super recognizer unit after realizing the police had no system for identifying criminals based on images, unlike those for DNA and fingerprints. The unit proved especially valuable after riots hit London in the summer of 2011. After the violence, Scotland Yard combed through hundreds of hours of surveillance video. So far, there have been nearly 5,000 arrests; around 4,000 of those were based on police identifications of suspects from video images. The super recognizers were responsible for nearly 30 per cent of the identifications, including one officer who identified almost 300 people. A facial recognition software program made only one successful identification, according to Neville. Weeks before the Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street festival in Europe, kicked off last month, the super recognizers were given images of known criminals and gang members. After the carnival began, 17 super recognizers holed up in a control room to study surveillance footage and spot the potential troublemakers.

Once targeted people were identified, police officers were sent to the scene as a pre-emptive strategy. Neville said that likely prevented some crimes like thefts and assaults. Neville said one super recognizer saw what he thought was a drug deal, but wasn’t sure. The next day, the super recognizer saw the same person and when police intervened, they found the suspect with crack cocaine. He noted that the officers aren’t infallible and that their identification is only the start of a case, after which police start looking for other evidence. Legal authorities warned it could be problematic to use super recognizers as expert witnesses in court, such as in situations where they identify criminals based on an imperfect image. “Unless we subject them to (rigorous testing), then we are just taking their word on trust and we have no reason to do this,” said Mike Redmayne, a law professor at the London School of Economics. “Perhaps they can do what they say, but we don’t have the evidence yet,” he wrote in an email. “If it was up to me, I would not (allow) it in court.” In the U.S., experts thought it would be up to individual judges to decide whether super recognizers needed to be verified before allowing their testimony in court. “It’s not clear to me that the law will demand they be tested first,” said David Kaye, a distinguished professor of law at Penn State. He said the identification skills of super recognizers might be analogous to those of sniffer dogs, whose ability to sniff out drugs are mostly accepted without confirmatory tests. Kaye also noted cases where expert witnesses didn’t need to have their skills verified before testifying in court and thought that in most instances, the prosecution would have more evidence than simply the identification of an alleged criminal by a super recognizer. He said the skills of super recognizers might be more plausibly used in obtaining search warrants. “There aren’t strict rules for getting a warrant,” Kaye said. “The judge is supposed to exercise independent judgment but often anything goes,” he said, explaining that a super recognizer’s identification of a suspect based on a grainy image might be sufficient to issue a search warrant. Charles Farrier, a spokesman for the U.K. privacy group, No CCTV, called the police’s use of super recognizers “the latest gimmick” being used to promote the widespread use of surveillance cameras. According to the group,

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Flames ready to light it up BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A roster populated with young players trying to prove themselves in the NHL and a bulging wallet of salary-cap space are reasons for the Calgary Flames to feel optimistic on the eve of their NHL season. General manager Jay Feaster and new president of hockey operations Brian Burke spoke to the media Monday ahead of Calgary’s season-opener Thursday in Washington. After four straight seasons of playoff-free hockey, few project the rebuilding Flames as contenders for the post-season in 2013-14. Feaster and Burke were marketing a brand of hard, committed hockey that they believe will both entertain fans and put the Flames on the road to glory. “As Jay has said repeatedly, we were a cap team with star players and did not have success,” said Burke, who was hired Sept. 5. “We are in a different mode going forward. This is a transition that had to take place and is well under way. “We’re not prepared to concede we’re going to struggle yet. “The issue for me is, do we have enough skill? We’re going to find that out.” The average age of Calgary’s opening-day roster announced Monday is just over a year younger than last season’s. Teenage forward Sean Monahan, the sixth overall pick in this year’s draft, will start his season with the Flames. His entry-level contract kicks in after nine NHL games, so Calgary has until then to decide whether to keep Monahan, who turns 19 on Oct. 12, or return him to the Ontario Hockey League’s Ottawa 67’s. “We will continue to monitor Sean’s progress on a daily basis, we’ll see how he stacks up, how the games come to him and what kind of ice time he gets,” Feaster said. “I don’t think he has to play a lot or play a big role or play every game right away. We decide when those nine games will take place. They can be spread over the course of three months if we decide to do it.” Finnish goaltender Karri Ramo, 27, is Calgary’s starter to open the season with veteran Joey MacDonald as his backup. The Flames like Reto Berra’s talent, but sent the Swiss product to their American Hockey League affiliate in Abbotsford, B.C., for more seasoning in the North American game. “At present we think Karri Ramo is just slightly ahead of Reto, which is why Karri is going to get the chance to carry the ball,” Feaster said. Veteran forward Mike Cammalleri will start the season on injured reserve because of a hand injury. With the acquisition of forward Joe Colborne from Toronto on Saturday, Calgary had 45 players under contract out of a league maximum of 50. The Flames also had $13 million in salary-cap space to work with and the green light from ownership to spend to the maximum of $64.3 million. “We have cap space, we have contract room,” Burke pointed out. “We have the ability for Jay to improve the team.” But both Burke and Feaster insist they won’t spend money for the sake of doing so. Feaster is on the lookout for “bridge players” at the apex of their careers or leaning towards post-apex who can strengthen Calgary’s rebuild. “We’re not looking to get older. We’re not looking to get slower,” Feaster declared. The GM bristled during training camp at suggestions the Flames won’t win many games this year. “We will approach every game preparing and planning and expecting to win,” he said Monday. “Losing, while it does and will happen, it is never acceptable to us. “We expect to be known by our work ethic. It doesn’t matter how many times we get knocked down. What matters is how many times we get back up and continue to move ahead. We expect our guys to stick together on and off the ice. We believe the strength is in the pack. We’ve advised the players of that.” Burke spoke of patience Monday, even though he admitted he doesn’t have a lot of it. “We get paid to be patient,” he said. “You guys know me. Patience isn’t in the first or second part of my vocabulary. “I think the fans can live with the process if they see a plan in place and they see it is absolutely, rigidly adhered to. We have to stick with what we’ve put together here in camp in terms of playing as a unit, working hard, playing and thinking hockey and competing at all times. We’re going to need goaltending.” Along with Berra, the Flames assigned defenceman Patrick Sieloff and forwards Roman Horak and Blair Jones to the AHL on Monday. Sieloff can turn pro at 19 because he was drafted out of the United States Hockey League, not the Canadian Hockey League. Winger Sven Baertschi, Calgary’s first-round pick in 2011, also made the parent club’s opening-day roster despite an inconsistent training camp for the 20-year-old. “All I’ve seen so far is flashes of brilliance,” Burke said. “Flashes of brilliance are fine if you’re working in a university. They’re not much good to people in an NHL building. “There’s three zones on the ice surface in this league. I don’t see that he’s learned to play and compete in two of them. He’s got to learn there’s a clock in this league. There’s so many minutes in a game and you have to compete through all of them.”


Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in the second half of an NFL game in New Orleans, Monday.

Saints march over Dolphins BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saints 38 Dolphins 17 NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees reminded a national audience why he’s becoming Mr. Monday Night, and gave the Miami Dolphins another reason to regret not making a harder push to sign him when they had the chance seven years ago. Brees passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints turned a clash of unbeaten teams into a lopsided affair, beating the Miami Dolphins 38-17 on Monday night. “I felt like we found our rhythm,” Brees said. “Everytime we touched the ball it felt like we were going to go down and score points.” Two of Brees’ touchdowns went to Jimmy Graham for 27 and 43 yards as the tight end had at least 100 yards receiving for the third straight game. Brees’ other scoring strikes went to Benjamin Watson and Darren Sproles, who also rushed for a touchdown. “We mix up where we put him alot to try to find him favourable matchups,” Brees said of Sproles. “It goes that way for all our guys.” Sproles’ 5-yard scoring run on the game’s opening series gave the Saints a lead they would not relinquish en route to their first 4-0 start since their Super Bowl championship season of 2009. The Saints started last season with four losses. “We like this a lot better,” Breesa said of the 4-0 start. “Everything that could have gone wrong for us went wrong. Fortunately we’re having the ball bounce our way this year. We’re playing good football.” Ryan Tannehill passed for 249 yards and a touchdown to Charles Clay, but his four turnovers on a fumble and three interceptions hurt Miami (3-1). The Saints have won their last nine Monday night games, all with Brees at quarterback and often putting on some of his most memorable performances in the process.

There was his 307-yard, four-TD performance against Atlanta late in the 2011 season, the same game in which he broke Dan Marino’s 27-year-old record for yards passing in a season. Earlier that same season, Brees threw for 363 yards and four scores in a 49-24 Monday night win over the New York Giants. The Saints’ Super Bowl campaign of 2009 was highlighted by Brees’ 371 yards and five touchdowns in New Orleans’ stunning 38-17 rout of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Now his 10th 400-yard outing since he joined the Saints in 2006 delivered a sobering blow to a Miami team that came in riding a surprising surprising start. When Brees was a free agent, he drew the most interest from New Orleans and Miami, but the Dolphins, fearful of the effects of reconstructive surgery on Brees throwing shoulder, did not pursue the quarterback as enthusiastically as then-Saints rookie coach Sean Payton. Since then, Brees has become one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history. Brees was 30 of 39 against Miami without an interception. Sproles caught seven passes for 114 yards. Marques Colston had seven catches for 96 yards. Miami’s Lamar Miller had 62 yards rushing on 11 carries, including a 5-yard scoring run late in the second quarter that made it 14-10, but the Saints began to run away with the game after that. As the Saints pulled away, they also turned up their pass rush, sacking Tannehill three times in the third quarter. Brees completed his first three passes for 70 yards. He followed up his long pass to Sproles with an 18-yard completion to rookie Kenny Stills. Soon after, Sproles ran it in, untouched, on a draw play. During the drive, Brees became only the seventh quarterback to pass for more than 47,000 yards. He ended the drive with 47,030, surpassing Fran Tarkenton’s 47,003 for sixth most yards passing all-time. Later, Brees’ eighth completion gave him 4,124 in his career, one more than John Elway for fourth alltime in that category.

Rays survive tie-breaker, face Indians in wild-card game MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rays 5 Rangers 2 ARLINGTON, Texas — David Price, Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are going to playoffs again, getting there with a victory in their final regular-season game for the second time in three years. They needed an extra game this time. Price threw his fourth complete game of the season, Longoria had a two-run homer and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 in the AL wild-card tiebreaker game Monday night, the 163rd game for both teams. Luckily for manager Joe Maddon and the Rays, they weren’t done in by another blown call in Texas — though this one did cost them at least one run. The Rays face another mustwin situation Wednesday night at Cleveland in the AL wild-card

game — the winner faces Boston in the division series. Tampa Bay, in the playoffs for the fourth time in six years, won four of six from the Indians during the regular season. Price (10-8), the reigning AL Cy Young winner, had a 10.26 ERA in four previous starts at Rangers Ballpark. He was superb in this one, striking out four and walking one. He picked off two runners while allowing seven hits and throwing 81 of 118 pitches for strikes. “When you can get outs without throwing pitches that’s always huge,” Price said. “If I don’t get those two outs on the pickoff moves, I have to get the next guys out. It forces me to throw at least 10 more pitches.” The 28-year-old lefty reached 10 wins for the fifth straight season. He missed more than six weeks because of a triceps strain but is 9-4 in his 13 starts since returning July 2 from his first career stint on

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the disabled list. Longoria had three hits, continuing his stellar play in the last game of regular seasons. He is hitting .579 (11 for 19) in those finales with seven homers and 10 RBIs, according to STATS. Texas had won seven in a row, needing every one of those wins just to force the majors’ first wildcard tiebreaker since 2007. Even with the return of AllStar slugger Nelson Cruz from his 50-game drug suspension, the Rangers missed a chance to get to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. “I’m disappointed. We didn’t get it done,” Rangers manager Ron Washington said. “I’ve got no excuse for that.” Cruz, who had 27 homers and 76 RBIs in 108 games before his suspension, was 0 for 4 with a strikeout while hitting sixth as the designated hitter. His groundout to shortstop ended the game. The Rangers had beaten Tampa Bay in the AL division series in 2010 and 2011 on way to their only two World Series.



CENTRAL DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Medicine Hat 4 3 1 0 0 18 8 6 Red Deer 4 3 1 0 0 15 10 6 Edmonton 4 2 2 0 0 14 17 4 Kootenay 4 2 2 0 0 12 14 4 Lethbridge 4 1 2 0 1 11 19 3 Calgary 2 1 1 0 0 7 8 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Kelowna 3 2 0 0 1 13 8 5 Prince George 5 2 3 0 0 12 24 4 Victoria 5 2 3 0 0 12 19 4 Kamloops 4 1 3 0 0 10 15 2 Vancouver 4 1 3 0 0 5 15 2 U.S. DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Spokane 4 4 0 0 0 20 6 8 Seattle 4 3 1 0 0 19 17 6 Portland 4 2 1 0 1 24 16 5 Everett 2 2 0 0 0 12 4 4 Tri-City 5 1 3 0 1 14 17 3 Note: A team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Sunday’s result Lethbridge 5 Edmonton 3

Wednesday, Oct. 2 Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Red Deer at Prince Albert, 7 p.m. Calgary at Lethbridge, 7 p.m. Saskatoon at Swift Current, 7 p.m. Victoria at Prince George, 8 p.m. Spokane at Portland, 8 p.m. Kelowna at Everett, 8:05 p.m. WHL scoring leaders Player GP G Mitch Holmberg, Spok. 4 8 Oliver Bjorkstrand, Port. 4 6 Mike Aviani, Spok. 4 5 Sam Reinhart, Koot. 4 3 Henrik Samuelsson, Edm. 4 3 Brian Williams, Tri-City 5 5 Alexander Delnov, Seat. 4 4 Jaedon Descheneau, Koot. 4 3 Leon Draisait, P.A. 4 3 Nicolas Petan, Port. 4 3 Eric Roy, Bran. 4 1 Cody Corbett, Edm. 4 4 Chase De Leo , Port. 4 3 Trevor Cox, Med. Hat 4 1 Garrett Haar, Port. 4 1 Julius Honka, S.C. 4 1 Branden Troock, Seat. 4 3 Connor Honey, Seat. 4 2

A 6 6 7 7 6 3 4 5 5 5 7 3 4 6 6 6 3 4

Dieno 4 2 3 Bleackley 4 1 4 Bellerive 4 2 2 Musil 4 2 2 Sutter 4 2 2 Maxwell 4 1 3 Gaudet 4 1 2 Fafard 4 0 2 Fleury 4 1 0 Johnson 4 0 1 Volek 4 0 1 *Dixon 6 0 1 Burman 1 0 0 Chorney 2 0 0 Millette 2 0 0 Bartosak 3 0 0 Bear 3 0 0 MacLachlan 3 0 0 Doetzel 4 0 0 Mpofu 4 0 0 Stockl 4 0 0 *Includes two games with Victoria Goaltenders MP GA SO Burman 60 1 0 Bartosak 180 9 0

Pts 5


0 4 2 3 2 0 3 1 -1 1 -1 -1 — 0 -2 — 0 1 1 -1 -1 Sv% .941 .911

P 14 12 12 10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dallas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nashville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Winnipeg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Anaheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Calgary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Edmonton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Phoenix 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 San Jose 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vancouver 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Toronto at Montreal, 5 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Detroit, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 7:30 p.m.

Red Deer Rebels A 2

GAA 1.00 3.00

2 2 9 8 2 2 2 8 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 0 5

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Buffalo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ottawa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring G 3

5 5 4 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N.Y. Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Philadelphia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Tuesday, Oct. 1 Moose Jaw at Medicine Hat, 7 p.m. Red Deer at Saskatoon, 7:05 p.m. Victoria at Prince George, 8 p.m. Seattle at Tri-City, 8:05 p.m.

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WHL EASTERN CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL GF GA Pt Prince Albert 4 4 0 0 0 24 14 8 Swift Current 4 2 1 0 1 13 10 5 Brandon 4 2 2 0 0 17 16 4 Moose Jaw 4 2 2 0 0 12 13 4 Regina 5 1 4 0 0 12 17 2 Saskatoon 3 0 3 0 0 8 17 0




Local Sports Montreal at Edmonton, 1:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Calgary, 4:30 p.m.

Alberta High School Football Rankings Tier I (pop 1,250 and over) 1. (1) Notre Dame, Calgary (2-0) 2. (2) Salisbury, Sherwood Park (4-0) 3. (3) Henry Wise Wood, Calgary (2-1) 4. (4) Spruce Grove (2-2) 5. (6) St. Francis, Calgary (2-1) 6. (7) Harry Ainlay, Edmonton (2-2) 7. (5) Jasper Place, Edmonton (3-2) 8. (9) Bellerose, St. Albert (2-2) 9. (8) Centennial, Calgary (2-2) 10. (NR) Bishop O’Byrne, Cal (2-1) Tier II (750-1,249) 1. (1) Catholic Central, Lethbridge (4-0) 2. (2) Hunting Hills, Red Deer (4-0) 3. (3) Foothills, Okotoks (6-0) 4. (4) Austin O’Brien, Edmonton (2-3) 5. (5) Paul Kane, St. Albert (4-0) 6. (6) St. Joseph’s, Grande Prairie (4-1) 7. (7) George MacDougall, Airdrie (4-0) 8. (8) Medicine Hat (3-0-1) 9. (9) Springbank (3-2) 10. (10) St. Mary’s, Calgary (0-2) Tier III (450-749) 1. (1) Cochrane (3-0) 2. (2) Rundle College, Calgary (4-0) 3. (4) Cardston (5-1) 4. (6) Winston Churchill, Lethbridge (3-1) 5. (3) Crescent Heights, Medicine Hat (4-1) 6. (10) St. Albert (3-1) 7. (5) Ardrossan (3-2) 8. (8) Olds (2-1) 9. (9) St. Paul (4-1) 10. (7) Peace River (1-1-1) Tier IV (449 or less) 1. (1) Drumheller (2-1-1) 3. (3) Willow Creek, Claresholm (3-1) 4. (4) Holy Rosary, Lloydminster (4-1) 2. (2) Cold Lake (4-1) 5. (5) Athabasca (4-0) 6. (6) Sexsmith (3-1) 7. (7) West Central, Rocky (1-3) 8. (8) Bow Valley, Cochrane (2-3) 9. (9) Kate Andrews, Coaldale (2-1) 10. (10) Valleyview (2-0-1) Six-Man 1. (1) Rimbey (3-0) 2. (2) Mill Woods Christian, Edm (1-1) 3. (6) Ecole Desrochers, Jasper (3-0) 4. (4) Caroline (1-1) 5. (5) Breton (2-1) 6. (7) JC Charyk, Hanna (2-1) 7. (8) Sedgewick (1-1) 8 (3) St. Joseph’s, Brooks (1-1) 9. (9) Holy Redeemer, Edson (1-2) 10. (10) LY Caines, Edm (1-2)

x-Toronto Hamilton Montreal Winnipeg

CFL East Division GP W L T 13 9 4 0 13 6 7 0 13 5 8 0 13 2 11 0

West Division GP W L T x-Calgary 13 10 3 0 x-B.C. 13 9 4 0 Saskatchewan 13 8 5 0 Edmonton 13 3 10 0 x — Clinched playoff berth.


National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct New England 4 0 0 1.000 Miami 3 1 0 .750 N.Y. Jets 2 2 0 .500 Buffalo 2 2 0 .500 South W L T Pct Indianapolis 3 1 0 .750 Tennessee 3 1 0 .750 Houston 2 2 0 .500 Jacksonville 0 4 0 .000

Baltimore Cleveland Cincinnati Pittsburgh

Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland

W 2 2 2 0

North L T 2 0 2 0 2 0 4 0

W 4 4 2 1

West L T 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0

PF 89 91 68 88

PF PA 105 51 98 69 90 105 31 129

Pct .500 .500 .500 .000 Pct 1.000 1.000 .500 .250

PA 57 91 88 93

PF PA 91 87 64 70 81 81 69 110 PF PA 179 91 102 41 108 102 71 91

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Dallas 2 2 0 .500 104 85 Philadelphia 1 3 0 .250 99 138 Washington 1 3 0 .250 91 112 N.Y. Giants 0 4 0 .000 61 146

PF 388 327 302 268

PA Pt 337 18 364 12 361 10 421 4

PF 408 378 388 316

PA Pt 312 20 319 18 299 16 362 6

Sunday’s result Montreal 17 Saskatchewan 12 Saturday’s results Toronto 34 Edmonton 22 Calgary 35 Hamilton 11 Friday, Oct. 4 Hamilton at Toronto, 5 p.m. Saskatchewan at B.C, 8, p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5

New Orleans Carolina Atlanta Tampa Bay

W 4 1 1 0

South L T 0 0 2 0 3 0 4 0

Pct 1.000 .333 .250 .000

PF PA 108 55 68 36 94 104 44 70

Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota

W 3 3 1 1

North L T 1 0 1 0 2 0 3 0

Pct .750 .750 .333 .250

PF PA 122 101 127 114 96 88 115 123

Seattle San Francisco Arizona St. Louis

W 4 2 2 1

West L T 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 0

Pct 1.000 .500 .500 .250

PF PA 109 47 79 95 69 89 69 121

Sunday’s Games Kansas City 31, N.Y. Giants 7 Seattle 23, Houston 20, OT Buffalo 23, Baltimore 20 Arizona 13, Tampa Bay 10 Indianapolis 37, Jacksonville 3 Cleveland 17, Cincinnati 6 Detroit 40, Chicago 32 Minnesota 34, Pittsburgh 27 Tennessee 38, N.Y. Jets 13 Washington 24, Oakland 14 San Diego 30, Dallas 21 Denver 52, Philadelphia 20 New England 30, Atlanta 23 Open: Carolina, Green Bay

AMERICAN LEAGUE TIEBREAKER (Single game elimination) Monday’s result Tampa Bay 5 Texas 2 WILD CARD GAME Wednesday’s game Tampa Bay (Garza 4-5) at Cleveland (Salazar 2-3), 6:07 p.m. DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) Boston (1) vs. Cleveland or Tampa Bay Friday’s game Cleveland or Tampa Bay at Boston, 1:07 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 10 x-Detroit at Oakland, TBA

Oakland (2) vs. Detroit (3) Friday’s game Detroit at Oakland, 7:37 p.m. Saturday’s game Detroit at Oakland, 7:07 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 Oakland at Detroit, TBA Tuesday, Oct. 8 x-Oakland at Detroit, TBA

DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) St. Louis (1) vs. Pittsburgh or Cincinnati Thursday’s game Cincinnati or Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 3:07 p.m. Friday’s game Cincinnati or Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 11:07 a.m. Sunday’s game St. Louis at Cincinnati or Pittsburgh, TBA

NATIONAL LEAGUE WILD CARD GAME Tuesday’s game Cincinnati (Cueto 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Liriano 16-8), 6:07 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 7 x-St. Louis at Cincinnati or Pittsburgh, TBA Wednesday Oct. 9 x-Cincinnati or Pittsburgh at St. Louis, TBA Atlanta (2) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (3) Thursday’s game L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 6:37 p.m. Friday’s game L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, 4:07 p.m. Sunday’s game Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, TBA Monday, Oct. 7 x-Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, TBA Wednesday Oct. 9 x-L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, TBA x — played only if necessary.

NHL to use hybrid icing after PA approval TORONTO — Hybrid icing will be in effect for the start of the 2013-14 NHL regular season after it was approved by the players. The NHLPA gave the go-ahead for the rule change that makes icing a race to an imaginary line across the faceoff dots instead of the puck, which was given a trial run during the pre-season. The goal is to prevent serious injuries, like the one that sidelined Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Joni Pitkanen for the entire season. Pitkanen broke his left heel bone in eight places on an icing touch-up in April. It’s a similar injury to the one suffered by former Washington Capital Pat Peake, whose career ended not too long after. “After testing hybrid icing during the pre-season games, the players participated in a survey and a majority of teams supported this rule change in an effort to make the game safer,” NHLPA special assistant to the executive director Mathieu Schneider said in a statement. “We are hopeful that the implementation of the hybrid icing rule, which is a middle ground between the old rule and no-touch icing, will help minimize the incidence of player injuries on icing plays.” Some players seemed happy with the

change. “I think it’s good. It kind of brings the race a little bit further away from the end boards,” Toronto Maple Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk said. “Once they do blow it or decide what to do with it, it gives you more time to react.” Others expressed some doubts about hybrid icing, most notably hesitancy or unfamiliarity on the part of the linesman who has to make the call. “The normal reaction is right away ’Oh, we don’t like it,”’ Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “If the hybrid icing saves one injury this year, it’s worth it.” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said in a phone interview last week that he hopes hybrid icing represents “an obvious safety improvement (that is) not otherwise damaging to the game,” but conceded that it’s different from his vantage point and players’. “It’s going to require adjustment and while we’ve seen it ultimately work in college and in other leagues, it’s not the same as playing in the NHL, and we’re going to have to watch it very carefully because our game is played at a higher speed than anywhere else,” commissioner Gary Bettman said. The AHL experimented with it last season during the NHL lockout, and it came with mixed reviews

Thurber boys win championship, girls finish with consolation title at Edmonton tournament


● Senior high volleyball: Notre Dame at Hunting Hills, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● JV volleyball: Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● High school football: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 7 p.m.


● High school football: Rocky Mountain House at Camrose, 4 p.m.; Notre Dame at Wetaskiwin, 6 p.m.; Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park; Ponoka at Stettler, 7 p.m. ● College women’s volleyball: RDC Queens Wild Rose tournament. ● WHL: Red Deer at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. (The Drive). ● Midget AAA hockey: Edmonton K of C at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: High River at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Innisfail Eagles preseason tournament — Okotoks vs. Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 3 Buffalo at Cleveland, 8:25 p.m.

Saturday’s game Cleveland or Tampa Bay at Boston, 3:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 Boston at Cleveland or Tampa Bay, TBA Tuesday, Oct. 8 x-Boston at Cleveland or Tampa Bay, TBA Thursday, Oct. 10 x-Cleveland or Tampa Bay at Boston, TBA



● WHL: Red Deer at Prince Albert, 7:05 p.m. (The Drive).

Monday’s Game Miami 17, New Orleans 38

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from players. Hartley said AHL coaches hated it for the first two weeks and loved it by Christmas. It’s possible it takes time for NHL players and coaches to embrace it now. “There’s going to be some missed calls,” Hartley said. “It’s kind of a grey area. It’s a judgment call and every time you create a judgment call, there’s going to be some calls going your way or against you, calls you like and don’t like.” Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty expressed concern about a missed call happening at the worst possible time. “I know you want to protect the players and this is a step in the right direction, but I’m just scared that that Game 7, game-winning goal is going to come down to a hybrid icing non-call and there’s going to be a big uproar about it,” he said. Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf prefers the traditional race to the puck over hybrid icing, but says he can live with the change. “I think for me personally it’s just what I’ve been used to how the game’s been played for a long time, so obviously it’s an adjustment,” Phaneuf said. “You’re going to adapt to either way.”

● College women’s volleyball: RDC Queens Wild Rose tournament. ● Peewee football: Red Deer Hornets at Sylvan Lake, 10 a.m.; Strathmore at Red Deer Steelers, 11 a.m., Great Chief Park; Innisfail at Stettler, 11 a.m.; Lacombe at Rocky Mountain House, 12:30 p.m.; ● Bantam football: Olds at Sylvan Lake, noon; Hunting Hills at Ponoka, 2 p.m.; Lindsay Thurber at Stettler, 2 p.m.; Lacombe at Rocky Mountain House, 3 p.m. ● Major bantam hockey: Fort Saskatchewan at Red Deer Black, 2 p.m., Arena. ● College soccer: Lakeland at RDC, women at 2 p.m., men to follow. ● Major bantam female hockey: Rocky Mountain at Red Deer, 4:30 p.m., Kin City B. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blue at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Bantam AA hockey: Medicine Hat at Red Deer Ramada, 4:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre; Wheatland at Sylvan Lake, 8:15 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Innisfail Eagles preseason tournament — Stony Plain vs. Bentley, 5:30 p.m.; Fort Sask. vs. Okotoks, 8:30 p.m. ● WHL: Red Deer at Brandon, 6 p.m. ● Peewee AA hockey: Red Deer Parkland at Sylvan Lake, 6:15 p.m. ● College men’s hockey: NAIT at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Midget AA hockey: Calgary Rangers at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 7:30 p.m., Arena.


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HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL same success while playing some of the top teams in the province. The Thurber squad was 2-3 in round-robin play and went on to take the consolation-side title with a 2-1 win over Spruce Grove that included a 16-14 win in the third game. The Raiders defeated Spruce Grove (25-23, 25-17) and Grande Prairie (26-25, 25-22) in round-robin play and lost to Harry Ainlay (27-29, 25-5, 15-17), Edmonton Strathcona (23-25, 21-25) and St. Albert Catholic (12-25, 25-17, 11-15). From there, the Thurber girls dropped a 2-1 quarter-final decision to St. Albert — falling 13-15 in the third game — and moved into the consolation final.

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EDMONTON — The Lindsay Thurber Raiders took top honours in the boys division of the Harry Ainlay senior high volleyball tournament, downing Lethbridge Chinook 25-22, 25-15 in Saturday’s championship final. The Raiders were 4-1 and finished second in the round robin with wins over the host Titans (25-21, 27-25), Spruce Grove (25-19, 25-20), Chinook (2125, 29-27, 15-7) and Edmonton Louis St. Laurent (27-25, 23-25, 15-12) and a 21-25, 25-21, 9-15 loss to Edmonton Christian, which took first place. The Thurber boys then defeated Harry Ainlay 25-11, 25-22 in a semifinal. Matt Graham was selected as a tournament all-star and Tanner Rehn was named tournament MVP. The Raider girls didn’t enjoy the

RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 B7

Realignment good for some, not for all NHL BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The Winnipeg Jets are in the Western Conference, the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets are in the East and all is right with the NHL. Right? Not quite. Realignment into four divisions — the eight-team Metropolitan and Atlantic in the East and the seven-team Central and Pacific in the West — will solve some travel problems but also create more questions. Uneven playoff odds between the conferences is where the debate starts. Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino and others have questioned whether having 16 teams for eight spots in the East is “really fair” compared to 14 teams for the same amount of playoff berths out West. “It’s going to be so many percentage points tougher for us to qualify for the playoffs, and every team on our side,” Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. “(It) kind of makes you scratch your head over the course of the summer: ’Why is that happening in this side and not the other side?”’ The short answer is that teams in the Western Conference still have tougher travel than those in the East, something that could be argued as a tradeoff for shorter playoff odds. “Within your conference and your division, you’re balanced against everybody else you’re competing against,” commissioner Gary Bettman said. “And, frankly, the addition of a team, seven versus eight, those aren’t the teams that are really competing for the playoffs. It’s really the top five or six teams that are doing it. I don’t think it’s a good idea for clubs to be using this as an excuse as to whether or not they make the playoffs.” But the balance isn’t perfect. Teams play some division foes five times and others four times, and three games against conference rivals outside the division make for some uneven scheduling. For example, the Jets host the Kings twice and travel to Los Angeles once, while the Minnesota Wild have to play twice at Staples Center and get the Kings at home once. One thing that is uniform is that every team will see every other team at least once on the home and on the road. Players gave that change rave reviews. “I think it’s great for the fans, they get to see all the players,” Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle said. “Maybe the Sidney Crosbys, the (Alex) Ovechkins, who were only there once every two years, now they get to see them every year.” That was part of the allure of realignment. Of course there are other benefits. New York Islanders winger Matt Moulson said it got “monotonous” to play division rivals so often, and though that won’t go away, there’s much more


variety over 82 games. “A lot of people like to compare the East versus the West and how those teams are different and what it takes to get to the playoffs in each conference,” Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “I think you’ll see maybe less of a contrast because the teams are playing each other more often. I think it’ll be exciting in a way to see different teams on a more regular basis and almost a relief in a way to not have to play those rivalry games, those division games that you’re used to seeing those teams over and over and over throughout the regular season.” Teams will still play either 29 or 30 games within their division, and the new playoff format puts a heavier emphasis on division play. The top three teams from each make the playoffs, plus two wild cards from each conference. Then, the playoffs happen within the divisions until four champions are crowned and move on to the conference finals. Of course it’s possible that the Montreal Canadiens come out of the Metropolitan Division playoffs or the Vancouver Canucks out of the Central if they qualify as wild cards. Changing how teams get into the playoffs and adding that cross-over potential has created plenty of unknowns going into this season. “It’s going to be a lot different,” Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber said. “I think it’s tough to really understand the whole thing. It’s new to everyone, I think it’s going to take a little adjustment period.” Likewise, New York Rangers defenceman Marc Staal figures that the new alignment and playoff format are “going to take a year to feel it out.” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said that some reservations remain about the new system, but players approved it so it’s time to wait and see. “We’ll take a look at it and if down the road it appears not to be providing the kind of benefits that are hoped for, then we’ll have to have some more discussions with the league about it,” Fehr said. “But that’s the decision which has been made. Now we’re in the process of watching what happens. It doesn’t do any good to try and re-argue things from a year or two years ago.” There’s no arguing that realignment takes some travel pressure off the Red Wings and Blue Jackets.

“Tremendously easier travel schedule for us,” Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard said. “Now in conference our longest flight is two hours. I think we’re all looking forward to it.” The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning aren’t necessarily looking forward to having to fly over the entire Metropolitan Division to play everyone else in the Atlantic. That’s something of a competitive disadvantage. “I guess we’re the team that’s going to travel the most in the (Eastern Conference),” Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau said. “But it’s part of hockey and we’re not going to complain. There will be no excuses for us. We’re going to be ready for it.” Even though the Jets still have to travel long distances for conference games in places like Anaheim and Phoenix, they’ve welcomed a move to the West. The Southeast Division had them competing with the Panthers, Lightning, Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, not exactly natural, geographic rivals. But the gateway to the West isn’t paved with easy wins. “It’s going to be an adjustment, I think, in terms of style of play,” Winnipeg captain Andrew Ladd said. “The West is, I think, a little tighter checking and a little more physical, so we’re going to have to get used to that quickly.” Changing styles of play will be an intriguing aspect of the NHL’s new alignment. For years the Red Wings have been successful thanks to a blend of speed and skill, while the Boston Bruins have won with size and grit. Only one team can win the Atlantic. “They are a puck-possession team and they’ve been doing that for a long time,” Bruins centre Patrice Bergeron said of the Red Wings. “I don’t think we should necessarily change our system and really our approach. But you need to be aware of that.” Realignment is something every team is keenly aware of, especially when it comes to what it takes to qualify for the playoffs. Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said competing against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and Capitals — all teams that spend up to the salary-cap limit — stretches Carolina’s payroll “as far as we can.”

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you’re even getting close to the field,”’ said Reilly. He said he has felt good since the hit, has not had nausea or headaches. Reilly, head coach Kavis Reed and Hervey all stressed that training staff relied mainly — and properly — on Reilly’s responses to questions to keep him in the game. “Our training staff has followed every protocol in regards to this matter,” added Hervey. “The player showed no signs (of concussion) at that time, and we stick by that. We would never put a player in jeopardy here in Edmonton.” The CFL has taken an active approach in the last two years to reduce concussions in the league. League-issued guidelines stress that players who take severe shots in the head and neck be assessed for 12 symptoms, including dizziness, disorientation, or confusion. Staff are urged in those situations to always err on the side of caution and pull a player. The medical community is stressing the dangers of allowing players with concussions to continue playing because of second impact syndrome. “Sometimes experiencing a second concussion before signs and symptoms of a first concussion have resolved may result in rapid and typically fatal brain swelling,” reports the website from the Mayo Clinic in the U.S.

NHL OPENING NIGHT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There are familiar faces in new places, new rules and a daunting challenge facing the Chicago Blackhawks and their chances to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. No team has won two straight since the Detroit Red Wings did it in 1997-98. These are among the numerous things to look out for Tuesday, when the NHL drops the puck on a new sea-

son with three games. They include the Blackhawks raising their championship banner before hosting Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. In the meantime, fans need to get used to former Tampa Bay captain Vincent Lecavalier in Philadelphia, former Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson in Detroit, and former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla in Boston. And don’t forget the the league introducing a new hybrid no-touch icing rule.

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Eskimos say quarterback Mike Reilly is out indefinitely with a concussion, and dispute suggestions they should have pulled him from the game after he took the vicious blow to the back of his head. Team general manager Ed Hervey says staff will monitor Reilly’s progress and then make a determination when — or if — he comes back this season. “They’re going through the (concussion) protocol for the rest of the week and we’ll (then) make that determination,” Hervey told a news conference Monday. Reilly, 28, went down with a minute to go in the first quarter of Saturday’s 34-22 loss to the Toronto Argonauts at Commonwealth. It came from a hellacious, and illegal, hit by Argo defensive end Cleyon Laing as the Esks were driving for a touchdown. Reilly took the shotgun snap and was immediately flushed from the pocket. He ran left, then cut right and headed up the middle, but was caught by Argo linebacker Robert McCune and defensive end Ivan Brown. They had Reilly in a vise and were pulling him to the ground when Laing charged in from the backside and drilled his helmet into the back of Reilly’s helmet, causing Reilly’s head to snap violently forward. Reilly lay motionless on the turf for almost 10 seconds while receiver Nate Coehoorn looked down at him and frantically signalled the medical staff to come on. Reilly said he was never unconscious while on the ground and on Monday said he didn’t know what Coehoorn was so concerned about. “You’d have to ask Nate. I don’t know,” he said. By the time staff arrived Reilly had staggered to his feet, looking dazed and a bit disoriented, waving away one of the trainers and taking a deep breath.

Reilly told reporters Monday he felt fine after the hit. “I felt great,” said Reilly. “I was more concerned about the rest of my body than my head. “I didn’t feel like there was any head issues. I felt very clear. I was able to talk to the medical staff about anything that was going on. I had no headaches, no dizziness, no confusion. While I was on the field I felt 100 per cent mentally like I was able to play.” Reilly was assessed for about a minute and given the green light. He said he felt clearheaded enough to take in the next play via the headset in his helmet, read the defence, adjust the throw for a press defence, and toss a 17-yard fade route to Shamawd Chambers in the end zone for seven points. “I felt great about my ability to assess the play and executive it properly,” he said. During that play it Laing got free again, looping up the middle to drill Reilly in the shoulder as he threw. Reilly said it was a hard hit but did not contribute to the concussion. He said he began feeling the effects of the concussion when he went to the sideline while the special teams kicked the extra point. “When the first symptom popped up, at that point they (the medical staff) shut it down and said, ’There’s no chance



SURREY, B.C. — The B.C. Lions will be without starting quarterback Travis Lulay for at least another two weeks. The CFL club announced Monday that Lulay will be sidelined with an injury to his throwing shoulder that has forced him to miss the Lions’ last two games. That means backup Thomas DeMarco, who has led B.C. to consecutive road wins in Lulay’s absence, will play Friday night when the Lions (9-4) host the Saskatchewan Roughriders (8-5) in a key West Division contest. “It’s a gradual process,” Lulay said of his recovery. “Obviously disappointed I can’t be playing yet but Tom has shown the team is in good hands. “He’s played well the last couple weeks but as a competitor you want to be out there with your guys.” Lulay suffered a partially dislocated right shoulder in B.C.’s 36-14 win over the Montreal Alouettes on Sept. 15. The team says he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

“We’re optimistic with where (the injury) is at now,” Lulay said. “We’ve made some progress, especially in the last week, so (I’m) hoping that the recovery continues to go well.” Lulay hurt the same shoulder in 2012 and missed the final five games of the regular season. He also required surgery for a torn labrum suffered while playing in NFL Europe back in 2007. “The swelling and inflammation stuff needs to go down and that’s kind of where we’re at,” said Lulay, who hopes to resume throwing later this week or early next week. “We’re getting to the tail end of that where I’m getting my range of motion back. Now it’s a buildup to the strengthening and the throwing again.” In addition to this weekend’s game versus Saskatchewan, Lulay will miss B.C.’s showdown with the Calgary Stampeders (10-3) at McMahon Stadium on Oct. 11. “If I’m healthy enough to play, I’ll try to play,” he said. “That’s what we’re looking at. It’s just about giving myself an opportunity to recover.”

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BUSS Robert “Bob” Robert “Bob” Harvie Buss was born on November 15, 1925 and passed away surrounded by loving family on September 28, 2013.† Robert is survived by his wife of 64 years, Wilma; children Barbara (Gordon) Everett of Leduc, Brian Buss of Ponoka, Brenda (Wayne) Hunt of Ponoka, and Blake (Cynthia) Buss of R.R. #1 Ponoka; grandchildren Cassandra (Jerome) Longacre, Michael Everett, Adam Hunt (Ashley Shaw), Darby Hunt, Shelby Buss, Nicole Buss, and Ryan Dorchak; and great-grandchildren Reece and Jaxon Longacre. Robert is survived by his sister Irene Cook of Bashaw and brother Herbert (Hilda) Buss of Ponoka; and sisters-in-law Irene Buss of Bashaw and Minnie Buss of Ponoka. Robert was predeceased by his father and mother William and Paulina Buss and brothers Leonard and Erven Buss. Robert was the Circulation Manager of the Red Deer Advocate from 1960-1970. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Bob to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. A Memorial Service will be attended by immediate family only and will be officiated by Pastor Tim Graff at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. To express condolences to Bob’s family, please visit †Arrangements Entrusted To PONOKA FUNERAL HOME ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~ 403.783.3122

RAMSTAD Melvin Herbert 1923 - 2013 Mr. Melvin Herbert, born on June 5, 1923 at Donalda, Alberta, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the staff of Unit 22 at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre for all of their generous care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be sent or viewed at Arrangements in care of Joelle Valliere, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040

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REES (WATSON) Isabel Jane Jan. 7, 1920 - Sept. 26, 2013 Isabel was the youngest child of Walter and Jane (Bush) Watson of Hayter, Alberta. She started school at Stainsleigh a year early, and graduated from Camrose Normal School early as well. She taught at several one room schoolhouses, the new Red Deer College, and Ponoka Composite High School. Isabel married her loving husband Elmer Rees August 31, 1943. Mom had billeted with Dad’s family for a year. After the war they farmed south of Eckville where they started their family and ended her one room schoolhouse career. Isabel is survived by: Jane Eileen Kato (Yoichi of Japan); Margaret Rees [Joanne {Simonne, Moira, and Derreck}, Christine of Nelson BC.]; Walter Rees (Kathy, of Williams Lake BC), [Laura <Shaun> {Evy}, Becky <Jordan> {2 great-grandsons}, Tim<Aya> {Walter, William, and Troy of Victoria} Scott] ; Mary Ann Steele (Ken) [Jason <Shona> {Kaitlyn}, Patricia <Nolin Maurier> {Sage}, Aaron, Jeff <Kristen> of Red Deer]; and Brenda Funk (Richard o f R e d Wa t e r ) [ H e a t h e r {Austin, Lilly-Bell, and Brianna Marie of Valemount}, David <Nicole> {Kestyn, Kadryn, and Kiriyn of Anzac) , John <Evan> of Fort McMurray.] Isabel is predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Elmer Rees, newborn grandchildren Jennifer Funk and Zachary Maurier, her brother Walter Watson and sister Jessie Clark. After her 5 children were in school, Isabel returned to Red Deer College to upgrade her teaching credentials, and wound up teaching adult upgrading for a few years, she taught at Ponoka Composite High School for most of the 1970’s. After retirement she taught immigrants English as a second language. Many of those students kept contact with her until recently. She also taught many people how to play Contract Bridge at the Red Deer Bridge club. She kept her gold master certificate framed on her wall. She had an almost photographic memory when it came to each hand played, often replaying each hand in her mind to put herself to sleep. Isabel had a great passion for bridge and travel, seeing many wonders of the world during her retirement. She maintained the greatest flower and vegetable gardens at all three of her adult homes. Isabel’s, family would like to thank: Elmer’s niece Mary Sanche, friends; Alice Williamson, and Rev Dale a n d A n n Wa t s o n f o r t h e many entertaining visits from each one. She would like to thank Renee White and her excellent staff at Harmony Group of Care homes for their tender care of her for the last 2 years. A private family interment will happen at a later time. In lieu of flowers Isabel’s family would be honored by donations to: Seniors Citizens Downtown House, CNIB were a great help to her, Sunnybrook United Church, and STARS.

HOLLEBEKE Cyril Marcel 1938-2013 Cyril Marcel Hollebeke of Red Deer passed away in his home on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at the age of 74 years. Cyril was born on October 19, 1938 in Vlamertinge, Belgium. He came to Canada in 1955 with his family. Cyril and his wife, Rheanne, were married in 1960 and moved to Red Deer in 1961. He was employed by King Perry in 1961 and moved onto Massey Ferguson until the business closed in 1982. Cyril worked at Versaline and retired from RSC in 2004. His passions in life included h i s f a i t h f u l c a t W h i s k e y, his beloved grand-daughter Kayleigh, gardening, agriculture, good food (especially home cooking) and spending time with family and friends. Cyril is survived by his loving daughters; Denise (Tim) of Penhold, Michelle (Antoon) of Calgary, and Suzanne ( Te r e n c e ) o f R e d D e e r, his beloved grand-daughter, Kayleigh, his brothers; Maurits of Red Deer, Marcel of Red Deer, Andre (Mavis) of Weyburn, SK., and Lucien (Jean) of Red Deer, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends. Cyril was predeceased by his wife, Rheanne, i n 2 0 0 4 , h i s b r o t h e r, Raphael, in 2002, and his parents; Odiel and Maria. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer on Friday, October 4, 2013 a t 11 : 0 0 a . m . M e m o r i a l donations in Cyril’s name may be made directly to Whisker Rescue Society, City Center, PO Box 27138, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6X6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222

IRENE LATAM Oct. 10, 19-17 - Oct. 1, 2003 We cannot bring the old days back, When we were all together, The family chain is broken now, But memories last forever. Love’s last gift - remembrance. Forever missed, Wanda, Karen, Lorna & families

Card Of Thanks BURNS Robert, Brent, Drena, Lance and families would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness and caring support that we received from family, and many friends from the community and Red Deer. Mom’s kind heart and smiling face will be sadly missed by the many lives she touched --- but the memories we have will remain in our hearts forever. THANK YOU TO ALL!!

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Howard & Company Real Estate Appraisers requires a permanent F/T or P/T office assistant. Please send resumes to: davidhorn@ or drop off at Unit 906, 2nd Floor Parkland Mall.

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JUST CUTS is looking for F/T HAIRSTYLIST No clientele necessary. Call Jen at 403-340-1447 or Christie 403-309-2494 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds



PASSPORT LOST in Red Deer. Please call 403-341-9097 if found



RETIRED M. would like lady friend for companion & travel. Reply to Box 1061, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9






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LIVE-IN Caregiver req’d for 7 yr. old, incl’ds homemaking. Submit resume at



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



Registered Nurses FULL-TIME PERMANENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE Ste. Rose General Hospital is a fully Accredited, 26-bed acute care hospital. Our Foundation provides free rent for one year (including utilities, cable & internet). We invite all interested applicants to submit applications, including résumé and references to: Human Resources Ste Rose General Hospital P.O. Box 60, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB R0L 1S0 Phone: (204) 447-4344 FAX: (204) 629-3458 E-mail: Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY




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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:

HR / Payroll Administrator If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume to the following: Fax 403-887-4750 Please specify position when replying to this ad.

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ULMER A celebration for the passing of Mike Ulmer will take place on October 8, 2013 at Word of Life Church at 7:00 p.m. If you need further info, call Shelley Ulmer at 403-347-3416

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P/T required for small oilfield service company in Lacombe. Send resume to


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

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


Join our award winning team and grow with us! Our Frac Flowback Division in Blackfalds, Alberta is seeking dynamic and motivated individuals for the following positions: Operators • Previous experience is an asset, but not necessary Day and Night Supervisors • Previous experience is required We Offer: • A competitive total compensation which includes, salary, group insurance and retirement savings plans • Flexible shift schedules • All necessary training to be successful • Opportunities for career progression You Posses: • A valid class 5 license (considered an asset) • Current First Aid and H2S certification • Ability to pass pre-employment testing Please apply online at: Fax: 403.237.9728 **FMC Technologies Canada Ltd. is formerly known as Pure Energy Services Ltd.**



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Required Immediately NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long PARTS MAN haul. Part time weekdays.

Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. CLASS 1 DRIVER needed for small acid hauling company based out of Red Deer. Drivers need 3 years previous oil field hauling experience and should live within 1/2 hour of Red Deer. We offer safety training and benefits as well as job bonuses. Please email resume and abstract to info@marvantransport. com fax to 403-346-9488 or call direct 403-396-3039

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Experienced Oilfield Construction Lead Hands Experienced Oilfield Construction Labourers Journeyman Picker Operator (Class 1) Alstar Oilfield is looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Team in Hinton. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. Please Apply at Career Section “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while Providing quality energy construction solutions” Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

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 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.



An oilfield maintenance company offering a competitive compensation and benefits requires a full-time

Accounting Clerk/Payroll and Account Receivable Support.

This position requires experience in all accounting functions, and the ability to perform a variety of duties, including reconciliation of accounts, the preparation of company payroll and associated government reporting tasks. Some assistance to the accounts receivable department and office reception will be required. The successful candidate will possess: • Strong initiatives • Good judgment in handling confidential materials • Experience with MS Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook • Works well independently and in a team environment • Excellent communication and time management If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume with the attention of Human Resources to resumes@ or you may fax it to (403) 729-2396.

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Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced 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:


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* Competitive wages. * Will train. * Rig exp. required. Fax resume w/drivers abstract and proof of tickets to: 403-843-2899 LOCAL SERVICE CO. in Red Deer 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


Central Line Locating req’s a locator assistant. No experience necessary, BENEFITS AFTER willing to train. Must be 6 MONTHS physically fit. Working Apply in Person!! varied hours. Send Start your career! resumes to: office@ F/T exp. Japanese cook or See Help Wanted kitchen helper. Blackfalds Fax 403-747-3535 Email resume to: SOAP Stories is seeking 5 Office: 403-747-3017 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. LOCAL certified trailer GOLDEN DRAGON $12.10 hr + bonus & com- manufacturer looking to fill RESTAURANT HIRING mission. Ft No exp. req`d. the following positions: Waitress & Dishwasher. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Lead Frame Foreman For application Framer helpers with please call 403-348-0081 Red Deer. email resume to experience or apply with-in. Journeyman Carpenters Carpenter helpers with experience Trades General Tradesmen with experience in various aspects of construction BRAATT CONST. industry. Of Red Deer is seeking Indoor, year-round work, KITCHEN HELPERS exp’d. carpenters for the top wages and top benefit agricultural industry. Must For (Thai Cuisine) packages. have drivers license. Call wage $12 hr. Please apply Please email resume to Brad 403-588-8588 in person w/resume to: BLACKJACK LOUNGE or call Alex between the CHILES SANDBLASTING #1, 6350 - 67 St. hours of 8AM-8PM & PAINTING REQ’S Phone/Fax: 403-347-2118 Monday to Friday I Labourer & 1 Prepper, 403-350-7086 exp. would be an asset, Pho Thuy Duong must have own transportaVietnamese Restaurant tion. Wage is $15 - $18/hr. hiring F/T kitchen help. Please submit resume by $12./hr. Open avail.. Eves. fax: 403-340-3800 & weekends. Please drop resume at Bay #4, 5108 52 St. DUE TO A LARGE INCREASE IN BUSINESS, RAMADA INN & SUITES REQUIRES PIKE WHEATON LOOKING for ROOM ATTENDANTS. concrete carpenters, CHEVROLET Exp. preferred. placers and finishers with is currently seeking Only serious inquiries apply. experience. Send resume JOURNEYMAN Rate $13.50/hr. to or AUTOMOTIVE Drop off resume at: Fax: 403-755-3130 TECHNICIANS 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer phone 403-598-1394 & SERVICE ADVISORS. or fax 403-342-4433 We offer competitive OWEN OIL TOOLS wages, a great working Required Immediately TAP HOUSE environment, and a great Experienced CNC NORTH benefit package. Operators/Machinists and (formerly Sam’s Cafe) is Please email resume to Production Workers willing now taking applications for Joey Huckabone to work various shifts. We experienced SERVERS, offer: RESPECT, Full BARTENDERS, Benefit package and DISHWASHERS AND EXP’D Siding installer with competitive salary. COOKS. Bring resume to truck & tools. New const. Please e-mail resume to 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer $100 per sq. We pay Jim Nowicki at comp. 403-347-2522 THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T PAINTER Pro-Water Conditioning in F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS Commercial/Residential Lacombe seeks a highly must be avail. nights and Brush/Roll Application. motivated individual to weekends. Must have: Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. install and service water Contact Drew at CCL treatment equipment, • 2-3 yrs. post secondary 403-596-1829 pumps and pressure education. • 2-5 yrs. training F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS systems. Experience with Auto Trol and Fleck is an • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. - Good hours, home every asset. Resumes to • Provide references night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck The hourly rate will be or van. Tools, supplies & $13.10. ladders required. Training Call 403-347-1414 provided, no experience or Fax to: 403-347-1161 needed. Apply to:


REBEL METAL FABRICATORS MIG WELDERS The Tap House Pub & Grill req’s full and part time cooks. Apply with resume at 1927 Gaetz Avenue between 2-5 pm.

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ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in REBEL METAL Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. FABRICATORS Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + DRAFTSPERSON bonus & comm. FT. No Immediate Opportunity. exp. req`d. Please email This position is responsible for ABSA drawings & shop FLURRIES SHEEPSKIN layout drawings for truck is looking for 5 SALES mounted vacuum systems REPS, selling shoes & using Autodesk Inventor. apparel, at our Parkland Production Bonuses Mall. 4747 67 St. Red Comp. wages & benefits. Deer. $12.10/hr. + bonus Long term employment & comm. F/T Position. No Please email resume to exp. req’d. Email Or fax to: 403-314-2249

Night Supervisors (2-4yrs experience)


Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan!

Continuous learning and growth is our goal for every employee! If you would like to be a part of a growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking:

JOURNEYMAN AND APPRENTICE WELDERS Competitive starting wages These are full-time permanent shop positions with benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs. Please fax resume to:

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

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

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EASTVIEW AREA 60 papers $321/mo.

1578018 ALBERTA LTD o/a: Windspinners & Gadgets o/a: Gigs Watches, Hire Sales Clerks Parkland Mall, Bower Place Shopping Centre, Red Deer, AB. Goal oriented. Good English. Perm, F/T, Shifts, Weekends Wage - $14.00/hr. E-mail:

MICHENER AREA 134 papers $793/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA 76 papers $407/mo.

Academic Express ROSEDALE AREA 67 papers $360/mo.


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

CATHOLIC Social Services is offering a rewarding opportunity for individuals or families living within the Red Deer region who are willing to open their homes to children and youth with developmental disabilities. As a Host Home provider, you will provide room and board, supervision, care and personal development in a safe, nurturing environment on a shortterm or extended basis. A current criminal record check, child intervention check and driver’s license are required. The successful candidate will receive training, support and remuneration. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child, please contact a Service Coordinator 403 347 8844. Ext. 2954



Fairbanks Rd, Fir St. & Fox Cres. WE ARE GROWING, NOW HIRING



Fairway Ave. & Freemont Cl.

Competitive wages. Apply in person or fax resume to 403-885-5231.



For shop position for National Coil Tubing Manufacturing Company. Tig exp. REQUIRED. 8-5:30. Some OT. 9 days on, 5 days off. Shift negotiable. Salary based on experience & qualification. Email resume, complete with references to:


DRIVER req’d. for city & rural deliveries, must be able to work alone and with others. Duties incl. driving, shipping/receiving and customer service. Class 3 with air ticket and abstract is req’d. Drop resume off at Weldco #11, 7491 49th Ave. or fax to 403-346-1065. No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Truckers/ Drivers

This position will work in coordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. A valid trade certificate is an asset but not mandatory. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

THREE Class 3 w/airbrake endorsement needed immed. for new contract. Email resume to or call 403-341-9300


The position includes maintenance inspections, lubes, PM’s and repairs to all types of equipment in order to maintain the safe operation and fulfill production requirements of Rahr Malting. The position is rated under the Heavy Job classification.

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1. A & W 2. Bed Bath & Beyond 3. Clowes Jewelers 4. Famoso 5. McDonald’s Restaurants 6. Phone Experts 7. Pilot Flying J Shell Travel Centre 8. Purdy’s 9. Sears 10. Sheraton Red Deer Hotel 11. Starbuck’s Coffee Canada 12. Subway 13. Tim Horton’s 14. Wendy’s Restaurants 15. Winners

Red Deer Mini Job Fair Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Alberta Works Centre 2nd Floor, First Red Deer Place 4920 - 51 Street, Red Deer Bring your resumé For more info, call 403-340-5353





We require an organized individual to operate our steam truck on site and in the yard, and perform routine maintenance. This position will be based out of our Blackfalds office. Assets include: Class 5Q Driver’s license and all safety tickets.

Pidherney’s offers:

• Top paid wages based on experience • Scheduled days off • Benefits package • Company matched RRSP’s

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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


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website: Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ pnieman@ Your application will be kept strictly confidential. TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ fax 403-844-2148 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

Wanted experienced only, industrial preppers, painters and coaters for full time positions. Also looking for a full time experienced yard person with forklift ticket. Fax resume to 403-346-0626 or email to nancy.hacoatings Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Rahr Malting Canada Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Maintenance position.

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

STAIR MANUFACTURER FALL START Req’s F/T workers to build stairs in Red Deer shop. • GED preparation MUST HAVE basic carto start November 5 pentry skills. Salary based on skill level. Benefits Gov’t of Alberta Funding avail. Apply in person at may be available. 100, 7491 Edgar Industrial Bend. email: 403-340-1930 and/or fax 403-347-7913

F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.

Application Closing Date: October 25 2013. Applicants should include a resume and apply in writing to:



Service Plumbing & Heating is looking for experienced residential and commercial service technician with current Alberta gas/plumbing ticket. Benefit package after 3 months, wages based on experience. Email: or fax to (403) 342-2025


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

Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to Or fax to: 403-314-2249


Bilton Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield equipment for international clients, within our 7 shops and 10 acres of land in Innisfail Ab.

Day Supervisors

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:

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Truckers/ Drivers


JEETS PLUMBING & HEATING 1st or 2nd Year Apprentice. Competitive wages. Fax resume: 403-356-0244

SHEET Metal Installer for HVAC Company. Residential or retro-fit exp. req’d. Great benefit pkg. ALSO, Shop helper required. E-MAIL resume to: info@comfortecheating. com or fax: 403-309-8302

Arrow Limousine. Qualified local p/t drivers for eves/wknds. We will train. N/S vehicles. Drug testing mandatory. Patience a definite asset 403-346-0034

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2nd, 3rd Yr.

requires OPTICAL ASSISTANT Training provided. Apply in person with resume to: 4924 59 St. Red Deer, AB.


Is looking for F/T SALESPERSON. Mon. - Fri. 8-5. Job requirements will be: quoting jobs, dealing with walk in clients, phone sales, scheduling and customer service. Very competitive wages and benefit package. Fax resumes to: 403-343-1325

Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC. Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743


If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current safety certificates to the following: Fax 403-887-4750

Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking exp’d FLOORHANDS and DERRICK HANDS

Parts man required for rapidly expanding HD Parts Supply Store. Must be able to work unsupervised in a fast paced environment. Have experience in the heavy truck/trailer industry. Must possess strong customer service skills. Above average wages, benefits package. Apply with resume @ Artic Truck, Email: Fax: 403-348-5198


HSC and Safety Coordinator



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


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ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

in UPPER FAIRVIEW Fairbanks Rd, Fir St. & Fox Cres. ALSO Fairway Ave. & Freemont Cl. ALSO Farrell Ave., Flagstaff Cl. & Fountain Dr. PINES Piper Dr. & Pardue Cl. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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CIRCULATION Service Runner (Part Time)

Do You: - Want extra income - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week) As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivery newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided. Hours of shifts are Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or longer, and/or afternoon shifts Monday to Friday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. or longer Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position”, along with your drivers abstract immediately to: careers@ or mail to: Human Resources 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G3 or fax to: 403-341-4772 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. VANIER AREA Visser St. Vanson Close Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300

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

Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the BOWER AREA WESTPARK AREA Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting. Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $. Please reply by email: qmacaulay or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316 EMF-NUTRITION (RED DEER LOCATION) has an immediate opportuntiy for a BAGGER (Packaging Operator) Details at We offer competitive wages and employee benefits. Apply; Email: Mail:715 Marion Street Winnipeg, MB R2J 0K6 Person:4747-60th Street, Red Deer, Alberta Fax: (204) 233-7245

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK in CLEARVIEW AREA Cameron Cres. & Conners Cres. $180/mo. ALSO Castle Cres., Clark Cres. & Crawford St. $141/mo. CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA Crossley St., Connaught Cres. & Cooper Close area $192/mo. DEERPARK AREA Denovan Cres., Dickenson Cres & Davison Dr. Area $201/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA Spruce Drive & Springbett Dr. AND 43A Ave. between 37 St. & 39 St. and 43 Ave. between 35 St. & 39 St. $180/mo ALSO 42 Ave. between 35 St. & 39 St. AND 41 Ave. between 36 to 38 St. $196/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Roche St. & 3 Blocks of Roland St. $54/mo. ALSO East half of Robinson Cres., Revie Cl. & Reinholt Ave. $84/mo. ALSO Richards Cr. & Cl., Russell Cres. & Ray Ave. $120/mo. TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306


DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds F/T or P/T Seamstress needed for busy alteration shop ASAP. Must have sewing exp. Please drop off resume to Gloria’s Alterations in Bower Mall.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR FIELD STAFF IN THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIELD. Must: have a reliable vehicle, Be a People Person, Be Self-Motivated And be looking for a new challenge. If you are interested you can submit your resume to Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. WEEKEND dispatchers req’d. immediately. Knowledge of Red Deer essential. Will require good verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295


stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990





Misc. for Sale

SNOWTHROWER Electric Murray 12 AMP/20”. Asking $75. Call 403 358-3073 ZERO Halliburton Large Aluminum suitcase $100. OFFICE CHAIR $15. 2 BURNER Propane Camp Stove $15. 403-340-1644


Pet Services

AT RUFF N TUMBLE DOGGIE DAYCARE AND KENNELS we provide play and socialization for your pet that will leave them happy and satisfied at the end of the day! Daycare and overnight stays available. Please contact us for booking a stay or play day! Phone 403-782-5322. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!



(2) BURMAN kittens. $40/ea. 403-887-3649


Sporting Goods



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



CUSTOM made router table w/brand new router $200 403-347-3712


SKIS, $100. 403-343-7884

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


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 SEASONED BIRCH 403-350-1664 SPLIT Dry Firewood. Delivery avail (403)845-8989

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



3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath townhouse in well kept condominium complex at #9, 15 Stanton St. 5 appls & fenced yard. Tenants must be over 40 w/references & quiet living. Avail. Nov. 1st for $1300/mo. $1300 D.D. 403-341-4627 AVA I L . O c t 1 , 4 b d r m . townhouse, 4 appl., hardwood, 2 parking stalls, close to shopping & schools. $1200 + util. + d.d 403-506-0054 LEGACY ESTSATE: Best Adult Retirement Community 60+. 1 Bdrm. luxury condo unit. $800 + utils. Call John 403-302-4444


Travel Packages

Household Appliances


Household Furnishings



MOUNTVIEW: Avail. fully furn bdrm for rent. $500/$250. Working M only 403-396-2468



APPROX. 1000 sq. ft. avail. Jan. 1, downtown Red Deer (sub lease). Anchor tenant is professional services firm. Office space inclds. 3 offices, kitchen, bathroom, access to boardroom, 2 monthly parking stalls avail. directly on location. Call Dave 403-342-5900


Mobile Lot

SYLVAN 2 bdrm. newly reno’d, private entrance, close to shopping, avail. Oct. 1, 403-341-9974

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Manufactured Homes


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

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes


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



1 BDRM apt. at the rear side of 4616-44St., 1/2 block from farmers market, for Nov. 1st. Quiet bldg & avail. to over 50 non smoker, non partier & no pets. Laundry on site. $750/mo/s.d 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





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

Grain, Feed Hay



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




9.67 Acres.

1730 sq.ft. fully reno’d home. $379,900. 403-318-5478


Manufactured Homes

Commercial Property

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

Roommates Wanted

Condos/ Townhouses

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



RENOVATED spacious 5 bdrm. home in Big Valley, new kitchen and deck,renovated bathrooms with a large jetted tub, new floor, new windows in some rooms, double lot, nice backyard with trees, single garage with heat stove, May consider rent to own. Asking $115,000 obo. Call Gord 403-710-4085


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



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

CLASSIFICATIONS Realtors & Services


Houses For Sale


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

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

Rooms For Rent

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.


SNOW BOARD Boots, size 9 (2 pairs) $50 each. 1 pr. size 3, $20. 403-343-7884

Homestead Firewood


Condos/ Townhouses

CUSTOM built saw mill, close to $20,000 to build, ORIOLE PARK all hydraulic operation,35’ long, V twin engine, $4500 obo EXCERCISE EQUIPMENT 3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1125. stair stepper $75: bench rent, s.d. $650, incl water 403-883-2013 403-740-53381 press $125. 403-346-6058 sewer and garbage. Avail. Nov 1 403-304-5337 HOCKEY NET, like new Equipment$20 403-343-7884


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


N/S, executive home, all utils incl + high spd. internet & digital cable. $600/mo + d.d. 403-357-0320 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

5 BDRMS. 3 full baths, 2 fireplaces, heated 28 30’ garage, large fenced lot, RV parking. Call Bill or Pat owners 403-341-6204 or 403-350-0014 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Laebon Homes 346-7273


FOR SALE: Share of commercial building in prime location in Red Deer. Returns averaging between 8-10% annually. Professionally managed. Asking $220,000. Reply to Box 1060, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 SMALL / LARGE SPACES -Free standing - fenced yards For all your needs. 400-46,000 ft. 403-343-6615

TIMOTHY & Brome square FRIDGE. Estate, white bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry with top freezer. Good and covered, $5/bale cond. $195. 403-986-2114 Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 MCCLEARY FRIDGE, 4’x2’, $200. 403-314-0804

For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 Orkin Canada is seeking full time Sales/Service Technicians for Red Deer and surrounding area. We offer competitive salary/ bonus package, company vehicle and various benefits. Clean abstract a must. Interested candidates please forward resume to rsmith@ or by fax at 403-279-4059 SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to




Daily FOR RENT • 3000-3200 The Red Deer WANTED • 3250-3390 Advocate Houses/ Daily The Duplexes 3020 publishes Red Deer Advocate advertisements from companies and corporations WANTED and associations from across Canada seeking personnel for Misc. for Sale 1760 long term placements. COUCH/Sofa bed, clean in exc. cond. $125. Deck table, green metal with glass top 38”x60” 4 chairs, w/ matching rocker chair (new was $700). Asking $85. 403-352-8811 SMALL MICROWAVE OVEN $10. 2 DINING ROOM CHAIRS $30. SMALL DESK $20. SMALL DRESSER $20. 403-346-0674 TABLE, round, Maple, 40”, 4 chairs. Exc. cond. $200. 403-352-8811

Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303

Misc. Help


MEN’S size L hunting/cammo jackets, etc. $100/all 403-342-5609



3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. Avail. to over 40 tenants. No pets. Off street parking for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627

GRANDVIEW 4 bdrm., 3 bath house, 5 appls. large yard, N/S $1400./mo + utisl. Avail mid. Oct. 403-350-4230 WANTED- 3 bedroom home or town house with appliances, basement and garage. Small dog and smoking. Mature Couple, Nov1-2013. Contact us at 780-902-6013 or email at Looking in Red Deer area or Red Deer County.

3 BI-FOLD doors for 24” opening, 2 doors for 30” opening with hardware $20/ea; Canada hockey bag with wheels $20 403-346-9311 ALLIED FLOATING TANK DE-ICER, 1500 Watt. $15. W.P. Brown Speedy Sprayer Compressor. For fish pond. $20. 403-340-1644 BAR SINK, brand new. $60. 403-343-7884 BROIL KING NATURAL GAS BBQ w/cover, $75. COUCH/SOFA BED, clean & exc. cond. $125. 403-352-8811 C E D A R s c r e e n d o o r. Brand new/never used. 36” X 80.5”. Comes with a set of new hardware. $60. Call (403) 342-7908. DECK SET W/5 CHAIRS & TABLE w/GLASS TOP, $85. 8’ CACTUS, 25 yrs old, $50. 3 MATCHING WOOL ACCENT CARPETS, will sell separately, or $45 Accounting for all 3. (Valued at $400). COMMERCIAL OFFICE INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS CHAIR, good cond., $20. Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. 403-352-8811 with oilfield service companies, other small FREE STUFF. 1980 solid businesses and individuals wood cabinet stereo, wood RW Smith, 346-9351 highchair, small bookcase, kids toys 403-342-5609


going places, together.

The Red Deer Airport Authority is not-for-profit, non share capital corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance, operation and development of the Red Deer Airport.


Basic Requirements • Valid Class 3 driver’s license with air brake endorsment • Work rotating shift schedule and be on call • Ability to obtain and maintain Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP) • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team • Demonstrated ability to take directions and implement instructions in a timely manner • Meet requirements of acting in a safety-sensitive position


Call Classifieds 403-309-3300

Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

The Role Reporting to the Manager, Airport Operations the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties: • Operate unique equipment used to maintain airport surfaces • Perform bird and wildlife control • Inspect and evaluate runways, taxiways and apron surface conditions • Repair fences, gates and airport signage • Perform maintenance and repairs on airfield surfaces and facilities • Adhere to safe working procedures


To Advertise Your Business or Service Here


(Full Time/ Part Time)

How to Apply Email: Mail: Red Deer Airport PO Box 370, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0


Misc. Help

GUN STORAGE CABINET 80”h x 24”w x 10”d, $60. COOEY 12 gauge shotgun, model 840, incl. case & 2 boxes of shells. $95. BELL Express Vu Satellite Dish, 22” dual LBN, $45. 403-352-8811 KENMORE, dehumidifyer, 24L, exc. cond. $75.; 8’ live cactus plant, $50; wool accent carpet, clean, $20; Audrey Hepburn purse, $25.; 4 boxes, 12 gauge shotgun shells, $24. 403-352-8811 LINCOLN 225 WELDER with new helmet $200. 403-314-0804 OUTDOOR WILLOW BASKETS & CHAIRS. Ideal for holding a 10” flower pot. $25 each. 4 chairs & 2 baskets. 403-346-7825



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



BLACK CAT CONCRETE Garage/patios/rv pads sidewalks/driveways Dean 403-505-2542 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 RENOVATIONS, bsmt. dev., bathrooms, drywall & taping, ceramic tile, hardwood floor. decks, complete garage pckgs. Call for an estimate. 587-679-5732



Massage Therapy





International ladies


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

Handyman Services


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

Massage Therapy


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



Now Open

Specials. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Private back entry. 403-341-4445

VII MASSAGE #7,7464 Gaetz Ave. Pampering at its BEST! 403-986-6686 Come in and see why we are the talk of the town.

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

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

Misc. Services


UNWANTED Yard & House Items - Will hall to land fill. Call 403-896-2108

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


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

Seniors’ Services


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

Window Cleaning


WINDOW CLEANING. Outside / Inside / Both. 403-506-4822

RED DEER ADVOCATE Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 B11





VIEW CLASSIFICATIONS ALL OUR 5000-5300 PRODUCTS Cars 5030 at 2005 CHRYSLER Sebring 92,500 kms., $5,500 obo Touring sedan in exc. cond. V-6, p. driver seat, p. windows, p. door locks, p. mirrors, air cond, computer display, new front disc brakes & rotors, good tires. Call 403-346-2626 to view.



2008 JEEP Rubicon Wrangler 4X4, $20,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import



Vans Buses


1976 CHEVY VAN, 106,000 original miles. Good shape. Asking $1000. 403-346-3394, 877-1352

2006 TUSCON V6 fwd, orig. owner, ONLY 23,700 kms, $11,900 403-346-2867

2011 F-350 Lariat Diesel. Loaded + spare fuel/toolbox & 5th wheel hitch. 28,000 km $53,000 obo. 403-347-5947

Locally owned and family operated


2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT 4X4, Z-71 $22,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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


2008 CHEVY Colorado Vortec 3.7 L, 4wd, good tires & brakes, Linex box liner & undercover. 783-2064

Vans Buses



2008 LAND ROVER SE LR 2, 4X4, sunroofs, $19888 348-8788 Sport & Import

4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. $20,500 Call 403-396-5516

Fifth Wheels


Boats & Marine


2000 CAMPION 552 with 200 hrs on 2007 Volvo Penta 4.3L I/O. All cushions, seats & tarps in great shape & winterized. Garmin fishfinder 597C & full instrument panel. Asking $18,000, can be viewed on Kijiji. 403-341-4627 before I put the tarp on for winter.



2011 KEYSTONE Alpine $54,900. Top of the line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, Sub-zero insulation pckg. and much more. Avail. for viewing. Call 403 357 6950 2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded. One owner. $7800. Call 403-396-0722.

Tires, Parts Acces.


HITCHES (2) 3’ in width. $50. And a new hitch $150. 403-314-0804


REDUCED ! Must Sell by Oct. 5 2010 Toyota Tacoma

2000 NEON, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Red, 403-318-3040 Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS


1995 PINNACLE 32`, tow 2011 POLARIS Assault, car avail. Both in Very many new parts. $8200 good cond. 403-986-2004 obo 403-396-5314


2004 MUSTANG Convertible 91,500 kms. $8,900. obo 40th Anniversary Edition in exc. cond. V-6 p. driver seat, p. windows, p. locks, air cond, p. mirrors, tilt steer, frnt & rear disc brakes, good tires. Call 403-346-2626 to view


Public Notices

Auto Wreckers


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


A-1 WILLY’S Parts Place Inc. Will haul away salvage cars free in city limits. Will pay for some. Only AMVIC approved salvage yard in Red Deer 403-346-7278


Public Notices


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

NOTICE To Creditors And Claimants



Misc. Automotive

SCRAP metal and cars, trades 403-304-7585

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner! CALL:

309-3300 To Place Your Ad In The Red Deer Advocate Now!

Estate of

who died on August 12, 2013. If you. have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by October 31, 2013 with LEE INGLIS ALBRECHT at 4801 49 Street, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1T8 and provide details of your claims. If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.


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Find it. Classified. It’s the solution you’re searching for — whether you’re seeking a home, an apartment, a new occupation or even a stray pet.






On Saturday, November 9th, the Advocate, with the generous support of the local business community, will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans. In Search of Pictures and Stories . . . of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean ConÀict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions.


We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited. Those individuals whose photos have been submitted, but for whatever reason are unable to be reproduced and do not run, will be named in our special “Honour Roll.” The Red Deer Advocate would like to thank participating businesses and families of veterans for their assistance in the publication of this very special section. Advertisers: Please call Display Advertising at 403-314-4392 for information on how to be included in this event.

PLEASE INCLUDE COMPLETED FORM WITH YOUR PHOTO(S). Name of veteran(s) _______________________________________________________________________________

Please ensure your photos are clearly marked with your name and address so we can return them to you. We can reproduce black & white or colour photos of almost any size; however, we do require an original. We cannot reproduce photocopies of pictures. Mail or bring in your photos before Wednesday, October 16, and completed write-up to:

_______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Branch of Service _______________________________________________________________________________ Unit _______________________________________________________________________________ Years Enlisted _______________________________________________________________________________ Served In Which Theatres _______________________________________________________________________________

Medals Awarded __________________________________________________________________ A brief biography relating unique experiences: ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________



In honour of those who served


The Advocate has archived all the photos and biographies from our previous editions in 2010, 2011 and 2012. We plan to continue our tribute and memory of the veterans from those editions in our 2012 edition. In order to assist our composing department in this special publication, please indicate if the veteran’s photo appeared in either the 2010, 2011 or the 2012 edition.

A Special Feature of the





Photo courtesy of combat




A special feature of the









LUANN Oct. 1 1992 — Pierre Elliott Trudeau comes out strongly against Charlottetown Accord. He says it will weaken Ottawa and create hierarchy of rights. He also says it puts Quebecers at the top, individual Canadians at the bottom. 1988 — At the 24th Olympiad, Canadian super-heavyweight Lennox Lewis defeats Riddick Bowe to win Canada’s first Olympic boxing gold medal in 56 years. In the pool,

Carolyn Waldo wins her second gold medal in synchronized swimming, in the duet competition with Michelle Cameron, becoming the first Canadian woman to win two gold medals at a summer Olympics competition. 1976 — Provincial premiers meet in Toronto but again fail to reach agreement on an amending formula for BNA Act. 1959 — Federal-provincial hospital plan goes into effect in P.E.I. 1951 — Charlotte Whitton becomes mayor of Ottawa on death of incumbent. She is Canada’s first woman mayor.





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Red Deer Advocate, October 01, 2013  

October 01, 2013 edition of the Red Deer Advocate