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Local woman recounts battle with ovarian cancer Faith, family and support gave her strength through the journey BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express


eptember was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and although it is the most fatal of all women’s cancers, it fails to have the same awareness that other cancers seem to. Sandra Cadieux said her mom has been courageously fighting this devastating disease for the past nine months. “We just want to get it out there and get people talking and more aware of this cancer.” Statistics show that 70% of all women diagnosed with ovarian cancer don’t survive five years, even with treatment. This is because there are no early detection processes that are reliable. “If you can get diagnosed early you have a 90 per cent chance of survival, but most women just aren’t getting diagnosed that early,” said Cadieux. There are four classified stages to ovarian cancer, and three grades within each stage. Cadieux’s mom, Vivian Chimilar, was diagnosed at Stage 3C. “It was in December of 2012 my leg was swollen and I went to the doctor and they thought perhaps it was a blood clot. I went to the ER and had an ultrasound. They saw no clot so they did a CT scan and found a mass.” Chimilar said from that point forward the process was quick and she was into see a surgeon within a couple of weeks and receiving chemo by mid-January 2013. She began her journey through ovarian cancer with three chemotherapy treatments, each three weeks apart. She then had surgery in April. “They removed the tumour which by then was 9.3 cm in diameter, which means it was there for a long time to be that large. This means I was not diagnosed for a long time.” The surgical team found and removed another mass and did a procedure called ‘debulking’ where they remove anything with cancer including her appendix, some lymph nodes and ovaries. After nearly six weeks of recovery, Chimilar was back again receiving six more chemotherapy treatments each three weeks apart. “The biggest thing is that the symptoms are subtle and not the same for everyone. Indigestion, feeling full and a loss of appetite are all symptoms but they’re often misdiagnosed,” said Chimilar. She added that just because people may have these symptoms doesn’t mean they have cancer, but that if they persist beyond two weeks they should seek medical attention. “There were three things that got me through this journey, the first being my faith. When I was first diagnosed I had

FOR A CAUSE - Vivian Chimilar, her son-in-law, Joel Cadieux and daughter Sandra Cadieux as well as her grandchildren from left, Noah Cadieux, 10, Elijah Cadieux, 7, Dallis Cadieux, 8 and David Cadieux, 4, stand together against ovarian cancer.

no idea what was going to happen or what the next step was, so I relied on the medical team and just took it one day at a time,” said Chimilar. She said when she looks back at the last nine months it seems nearly impossible that she went through all that she did, but the fact that she did it one step at a time with her friends and family helped her make it through. Chimilar said she has a new appreciation for all things in life, including spending time with her eight grandchildren and some things as simple as the sunshine. “The forecast might be for rain, but when I wake up and the sun is shining it’s a great day,” said Chimilar. She said one of the hardest parts of the process was losing

her hair not once, but twice. “I lost my hair after chemo the first time in February and then had my surgery and during recovery it grew back. Then during my second round of chemo it fell out again, and that was almost harder than the first time.” Cadieux and her husband, along with their four children, took part in an event in Edmonton called The Walk of Hope which raises funds for ovarian cancer. “I guess any time someone is diagnosed with something serious, loved ones feel helpless. For us the walk was just a way where we could kind of bring a voice to the disease and feel like we were doing something to help,” said Cadieux. She said she explained the situation

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to her children and wanted them to do some fundraising of their own, so they did a bottle drive. “They did two bottle drives and they raised $700. It became so much more than just the fundraising. They knocked on over 200 doors in Red Deer and shared their story in their own words and got people talking about it,” said Cadieux. Chimilar finished her final chemotherapy treatment on Sept. 6 and had a final CT scan to see what the results of treatment were. On Sept. 25 the results came back from the scan saying that there is no evidence of cancer. She will continue to be monitored closely for the next five years.

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Fundraiser to be held for shooting victim Filipino migrants group Migrante-Alberta is seeking support from the local community for shooting victim Jaysen Arancon Reyes through a fundraising event on Oct. 19 at The Hub on Ross. The group will be showing ‘The End of Immigration’, a onehour documentary about the lives of temporary foreign workers in Canada and the impact they make in Canadian societies. Filmmakers Malcolm Guy and Marie Boti’s documentary tackles how Canada’s Temporary Worker Program is creating what they described as ‘rent-a-workers’ trend in the workforce. Reyes is the 26-year old victim of robbery and shooting at a Fas Gas station in Red Deer in midSeptember. He came to Canada from the Philippines in May as a temporary foreign worker hoping to uplift the lives of his mother and siblings. He remains at Foothills Medical Center in Calgary recovering from serious injuries including loss of two fingers and damage to his right eye. “Temporary foreign workers like Jaysen are the most vulnerable. While the Alberta government have instituted a better workplace safety policy, there was no machinery to ensure that this is being implemented by

employers, surely most employers don’t,” said Marco Luciano, Migrante-Alberta spokesperson. “Like any Filipino migrant worker who comes to Alberta, Jaysen is dreaming to have a better life for him and his family. For him we hope that his dreams won’t end with that horrific incident.” Nellie Alcaraz, Migrante representative in Calgary spoke to Reyes on Sept. 25. “He is a picture of resilience. He plans to recover and gain strength in time for the coming of his mother at the end of October. He is thankful to people and groups who are lending help in every way they can,” she said. In a recent passport outreach mission in Red Deer by the Philippine Consular Office this Sept. 2124, members of Migrante-Alberta asked Consul General Jose Ampeso whether the Philippine government office has known Reyes’ case. According to Ampeso, a representative had visited Reyes on Sept. 21 and had made report to the foreign affairs department in Manila. However, there was no mention of any form of support at present to Reyes or his family. The group has partnered with settlement service agencies Central Alberta Refugee Effort (CARE), Catholic Social Services

(CSS), and Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association (CAIWA) and The Hub on Ross for the film showing. A panel discussion will take place towards the end of

the event. Proceeds from the event will be forwarded to Reyes and his family through a trust fund established by Parkland Fuel Corpora-

tion, owners of Fas Gas. Tickets for the event, which will be held from 1-4 p.m. at The Hub on Ross on Oct. 19, are $10. - Fawcett

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Is your business tired of hearing this from your Alberta-based IT company offers customized support IT guy? “We’ll be out to fix it in a few days, I think…”

BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A longstanding IT company has recently opened its newest location in Red Deer. F12 Networks is an Albertabased company that has been operating in Edmonton and Calgary since 1996. A new office was recently opened in Red Deer at #8, 4699 61 St., which is managed by Wade Bayntun, and officials with the company are excited to be doing business in the City. F12 Networks offers an allinclusive support program [Service Plus] which focuses on making IT easy and keeping businesses computing at all times. It includes network hardware with replacement warranty, Microsoft licensing, industry specific support, and no surprising additional costs

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at the end of each month. “We don’t just wait for the phone to ring and then come and fix the problem, our clients get everything they need to operate their network,” said Leanne Yeatman, operations manager of F12 Networks. “Our direction is to not profit when clients are broken. Our approach is to keep things working and operating.” F12 Networks is the only one of its kind to offer this kind of support option for businesses. They also offer a unique oneclick support tool called F12 Connect. By pressing the F12 key on their keyboard, clients can interact with their customized support teams, arrange additional equipment, add new users to the Network, and utilize various diagnostic tools. “We put a large emphasis internally on the F12 culture. As

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staff we have a unique identity called ‘Networkers’. With heavily made investments into our office spaces, Networkers enjoy highly comfortable, openconcept work areas which are techy, funky and decorated to match our brand,” said Yeatman. Also important for F12 Networks is their involvement in the community. “There are a number of organizations we have partnered with closely over the years”. Partnerships with groups such as ICChange (Innovative Canadians for Change) have provided opportunity for Networkers to utilize their industry skills and give back to local communities. “Last year we got to send a team to Africa to directly participate in ICChange’s Kibera Medical Record Initiative project,” said Yeatman.

“Another organization that is near and dear to us is the Ronald McDonald House who we support in Red Deer and Calgary. We host regular dinners at the houses and support various initiatives of theirs throughout the year. We’ve also participated in various cancer fighting events as well as supporting the Canadian Diabetes Association.” “We are thrilled to have our newest location in Red Deer, and look forward to being involved in the local community right away” said Yeatman. For more information about F12 Networks call 403-967-0180 or visit

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Annual RED Challenge is underway The 2013 RED Challenge is underway and innovative applications keep rolling in; local entrepreneurs are submitting their business ideas with a technology, science or knowledgebased focus. The winner of the Red Challenge will gain funding, office space and mentorship to jumpstart their unique business idea. “We are very happy with the quality of submissions we are receiving this year so far. These young entrepreneurs in Central Alberta have some great ideas. We are excited that they are taking the opportunity the RED Challenge offers to develop their business plans further,” said Alicia Cafferata, RED Challenge coordinator/project coordinator for Red Deer College in the Applied Research and Innovation department. “It is evident that 2013 is going to be a great year for the contest.” Toby Williams, director of entrepreneurship and international development at Olds College, is also

looking forward to watching the program develop. “As the newest partner of the RED Challenge, we are proud to be able to support a program that encourages our students to engage in the business community. We have seen lots of interest so far, and are looking forward to watching the contest progress.” The contest is still open, and applicants are encouraged to submit their ideas before the deadline at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11th. Students of all ages who are currently enrolled in post-secondary education, or who are no more than one year postgraduate, are invited to submit a brief description of their innovative business idea through the RED Challenge web site at www. Top business plans will be selected as finalists and given the opportunity to present their idea to a panel of local business leaders, in a Dragon’s Den inspired format. The RED Challenge judges will then choose a winner to receive the $20,000

prize to jumpstart their innovative business, as well as personal business mentorship and office space for a year.

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OPINION Community steps up The community has certainly rallied around the young man who fell victim to an armed robbery at a local gas station last month. Jaysen Arancon Reyes, 26, was working as a clerk at the West Park Fas Gas on Sept. 11 when police have said at 11:20 p.m. a lone male entered the gas station, walked up to the clerk at the counter and produced a sawed-off shotgun. When the clerk placed the money on the counter the suspect discharged the shotgun. Reyes was hit in the hand and face and continues to recover in a Calgary hospital. The suspect, identified as Jeffrey Geary, turned himself into Blackfalds police on Sept. 13 and is currently in custody awaiting court proceedings. Reyes came to Canada from the Philippines this past May as a temporary foreign worker hoping to uplift the lives of his mother and siblings. He remains at Foothills Medical Center in Calgary recovering from serious injuries including loss of two fingers and damage to his right eye. Meanwhile, the Red Deer community has come together to help Reyes and his family who lives in the Philippines. A fundraiser was recently held which was hosted by Western Pizza. About $5,108 was raised from that event.

Other fundraisers include one that will be hosted by Migrante-Alberta on Oct. 19 at The Hub on Ross St. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. The group will be showing ‘The End of Immigration’, a one-hour documentary about the lives of temporary foreign workers in Canada and the impact they make in Canadian societies. Tickets are $10 each. Proceeds from both of these events will be forwarded to Reyes and his family through a trust fund established by Parkland Fuel Corporation, owners of Fas Gas. A collection has also been set up at the Fas Gas location where patrons can donate money as well. It is no surprise that Red Deerians have stepped forward in such generous fashion to help out during a crisis like this. Events like this are rare to happen in this City and when they do, it shakes the community to the core. We encourage people to drop by the upcoming fundraiser at The Hub and show their support. Those who can’t make that event are also encouraged to stop by the Fas Gas location and make a donation there. We are a community of compassionate, understanding and giving citizens and we should all be proud to call Red Deer home.

Hauntingly helpful hints for Halloween It’s that time of year again – to plan ahead for Halloween. For some, this is greeted with excitement and for others, with dread. There are questions to be answered such as. Do we decorate the outside of our home, put on our scariest mask, buy lots of candy and welcome the neighbourhood kids or shut off all the lights and go out for the evening? At what age does it seem inappropriate for a child to go trick or treating and the dreaded? What do we do with all the candy when they come home? So, I thought I would tackle these questions, plus more, and offer some suggestions. Picking a costume. When my children were younger, I resented paying for a flimsy piece of material that would never be worn again. Nevertheless, I did because


DIMERMAN Halloween only comes once a year and I didn’t want to be a killjoy. Now I’m thinking that it might have been a good idea to organize a costume exchange with friends and neighbours. Consider the weather. It’s not surprising that our kids prefer to display their costumes rather than hide them beneath a jacket. How about purchasing a larger costume than one your child would wear to make room for a sweater to be worn underneath? Safety. Try to pick bright

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clothing or place neon strips on the clothing so that your child is more visible. Also, try not to allow masks that makes seeing difficult. If your child insists, suggest that he wears the mask on top of his head and then lowers it when he gets to the house he’s trick or treating at. Decorating the outside of your house can be fun. I found that doing so hours before Halloween night was better than the day before. Done too much in advance, bad weather or wind would create havoc. Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. Cobwebs with plastic spiders are not costly but make for a great effect, especially if you replace your regular outside bulb with an orange one, for example. Who is staying at home? Although it’s fun for the whole family to go together

– especially when the kids are young – I find that having one parent (if you’re part of a two parent home) at home to give out candy and the other to go around the neighbourhood, is what works best. If you have a teen at home who has outgrown trick or treating, then he or she might like to be the giver outer. Walking in groups. Organize with neighbourhood friends or parents of your children’s school friends to spend the evening together. When to head out. Start time for trick or treating is different depending on the age of your child. Parents with younger children tend to head out as soon as it is even a little bit dark – around 5:30, whereas older kids are still ringing doorbells at 9 p.m. Speaking of which, there is no fast rule as to a cut off age for trick

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or treating, but my preference was to suggest a cut off for my kids around the age of 13. Beyond that age, I’d prefer to see kids get together at one another’s houses for a party, encourage my child to wear a costume and give out candy or buy a bunch of candy for them if that’s the motivation for going out. Collecting candy. One of the best ways we found was in a large canvas bag that can be decorated in advance or in a large pillowcase. For little kids, small pails that can be emptied into that pillowcase, carried by a parent, may be easier on everyone. Sorting through their stash. When it comes to safety, sorting through candy is one of the most important parts. We always created a few piles – to keep, to give away or share

and to throw away. We all know that it’s not easy or even expected that children will share their ‘keep’ pile with anyone, but requesting one or two items at the time helps our children learn to share. How much they get to eat from that pile on the actual night versus how much gets put aside for a later time is dependent on age, how close it is to bedtime and your philosophy on eating candy in general. My personal bias in regards to eating candy on Halloween night is to be a little more liberal than usual, especially if it’s not too close to bedtime. Whatever you decide before, during and after, I wish you a hauntingly good Halloween! Sara Dimerman is a psychologist, author and mom of two. For more advice, connect at


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Local businessman joins City council race sprawling outwards, the downtown is dying and old neighbourhoods are getting neglected. We have lots of brownfield sites around town, sidewalks are decaying. The new neighbourhoods are getting all the attention.” He said there has to be a balance of new development with redevelopment of the downtown core. That includes revitalizing brownfield sites and building up instead of out so fast and having some more density in the downtown area and some other neighbourhoods around the City. He also wants to see a greater emphasis on walkability in Red Deer. “We need to build things closer together, we need to balance where people work with where they live, play and shop. We need to build our City in a more integrated (way).” Wieler said it’s important to remember that return on investment sometimes has to be measured in terms of general well-being, not just dollars. “How are people living? What kind of lifestyles are they leading? Are they healthy and active? Are they happy? Are people coming together?” Ensuring a community provides the means for better quality of life bolsters not only community relationships and connection but business opportunity as well, he said.

BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express City business owner Jonathan Wieler has entered the race for a City council seat. Wieler, who co-owns a local fitness centre called City Motion along with Krystal Kromm, filed his nomination papers last week. “I was encouraged by friends and family as well as some people in the business community,” he said. Wieler said supporters also encouraged him to run because of his vision for the City, leadership abilities and his positivity. “I have a vision for the future and I’m excited.” Wieler, who has lived in Red Deer for 17 years, is currently raising his family in the City and because of that, “I have a vested interest in this community. I want my kids and my grandkids to have a bright future. The City is going to double in 18 years – we’re going to have 200,000 people, so where we go from here is going to directly affect my kids. What kind of City are they going to live in?” He said that brings up all kinds of issues from crime/ safety to environmental issues to the availability of community facilities. These days, Wieler said he is concerned about planning in terms of residential spaces, for example. “We’re

“The City can really influence that by the designs of our neighbourhoods.” Other concerns he cites include making bus routes more efficient, ensuring the City keeps up on environmental stewardship and dealing with the ongoing issue of homelessness in Red Deer. “I really just want to be involved in the community. I want to be connected to people, and I’m really excited about the potential our

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Second annual Mall Street to be held BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Parkland Mall will be filled with local vendors selling products later this month as a part of the second annual Mall Street event. Krista Dunstan, marketing director at Parkland

Mall, said the idea behind Mall Street was to bring in local home-based businesses to come in and sell their products within the mall. “It’s like an indoor market. There are lots of fun things that people can come to look at and buy as part of

their Christmas shopping,” said Dunstan. Products sold at Mall Street must be made within Central Alberta which gives buyers an opportunity to support truly local businesses. Dunstan said last year’s event had a great selection

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of vendors including jewelry, paintings, cookies, teas and many other items. “We are a communityfriendly mall and we want to support local business and get them some exposure. We enjoy supporting the community.” She said this was just one more way to add another local aspect to the mall and said the retailers love it too as they get to walk up and down the tables and see what people can buy. This year’s event will have 15 different vendors, which Dunstan said is slightly down from last year due to a date conflict with a trade-show in Lethbridge which some vendors chose to attend. “We may have to review the dates for next year. The reason we chose this week-

end is because it’s Small Business Week, but if it’s going to coincide with another show we don’t want that. We still want people to be able to choose where they want to go, or do both if they’d like.” The trade show runs Oct. 17-20 during mall hours. As a second component to the trade show, the public is invited to vote on their favourite vendor. “The winning vendor then gets two months of space in the mall which provides them further exposure within the community.” The Mall Street program has been recognized as a finalist for a shopping centre award in Canada. “They’re called the Maple Leaf Awards and all major developers sub-

mit their marketing ideas they’ve had in the last year. Mall Street was picked as one of the finalists.” Dunstan said Mall Street is a unique idea that ties in the local community and provides Parkland Mall’s special leasing department an opportunity to invite vendors in to the mall. “My co-worker who does all the cart space in the mall, she has her department trained to lease those carts. This program allows her to go meet with the vendors as potential renters for those spaces.” She said the opportunity to rent the cart spaces is a great one for local businesses as it provides them a leg up in the business world and increases their traffic around their products.

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Mayoral candidate William Horn hopes to tackle City issues Crime reduction and fiscal responsibility at top of his list BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express One mayoral candidate hopes to tackle a number of issues if elected. “One of the big things I see is the Municipal Development Plan. We’ve got two huge projects underway with the wastewater treatment plant and the water treatment plant. These are both highly needed projects. I think we should have cut back on some of the other expenditures,” said William Horn. Another topic Horn said needs to be addressed is crime reduction. “We need a strong police presence and continued funding for our new crime prevention centre which is very important. This puts forth a strong initiative to curb crime on our streets,” he said. “We need to implement results-driven programs that target specific crime issues in our region.” Horn added another issue to tackle is the current transit system. “People take the bus and take an hour and a half to get across the City when it

is a 20 minute drive. All buses terminate downtown and I think we need a couple of ring road buses for people traveling to one side of the City from the other,” he said. “I would also like to see the buses run later as well. I think the buses should be running to 12:30 a.m.”

‘ALL I NEED TO DO TO WIN THIS ELECTION IS TELL THE TRUTH.’ WILLIAM HORN Horn said other issues include the bike lanes, snow removal and he thinks there should be a ‘pothole patrol’ over the winter months. “I also think we need to do something about affordable housing. There needs to be more for the handicapped, elderly and low-income. It’s a double-edged sword. If you build a high rise for each one of those, then you are putting them all in one area. Toronto had a good concept that it was mandated if you build an apartment build-

RDC and Olds College partner Olds College and Red Deer College have partnered together in an effort to get secondary students thinking about their future. The six-week regional competition will see 10 Central Alberta school districts compete against one another with the goal of helping students plan for further education and prepare them for the right career after high school. The competition is the first of its kind ever organized in Alberta and uses the interactive web site Chatter High in the classrooms of local high schools. High school students throughout the region will take a daily 10-question quiz that will help them discover what their future could hold.

“WE SEE THIS AS A GREAT WAY TO COLLABORATE WITH OUR PARTNERS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION.” ANGELA CAMPBELL Many of the questions focus on post-secondary education opportunities to help students answer the inevitable question: “What’s next?” The quiz helps students discover specific programs at both Olds College and at Red Deer College that might fit their interests and skills. Throughout the process, participants are awarded points which add to their high school’s tally, and students can use the points to redeem prizes. “We see this as a great way to collaborate with our partners in secondary education,” says Angela Campbell, student advisor coordinator at RDC. “This competition is a way to have some fun and most importantly it will help students prepare for the future,” she said. “We want our school districts to know how diverse college programming is in Central Alberta and to showcase that at Olds College and at Red Deer College we really have something for everyone that will prepare them for successful careers.” Students, teachers, their families and friends as well as alumni from participating high schools in the 10 divisions can join the competition. Schools with the most participation will be presented with a cheque they can use towards school projects or fundraising. - Weber

ing, two low-income suites must be built in each building which spreads it throughout the city,” he said. “We’re so far behind that, we need the high rise. Do we have to do something for the security of that high rise to keep it from turning into a problem? Yes we do. “The only way I see it affordable is the City to cut back on its amount that they want for a piece of property and I also see that you’re not going to get a huge suite, but at least they have something.” Meanwhile, he added people have been supportive of his campaign. “All I need to do to win this election is tell the truth. People are very supportive when they find out what is going on,” he said. “If I get into office am I going to make a mistake? Definitely. “There is no question about it in my mind. But it doesn’t mean the citizens of Red Deer shouldn’t know – good or bad. They should be informed.” Horn said his work history would be an asset if he is elected as the City’s mayor. “I have a blue work collar history as a

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Two suspects have been arrested and charged after they allegedly robbed the West Park Fas Gas just days after an armed robbery left a clerk badly injured from gunshot wounds. On Sept. 24th at 11:15 p.m. a male and a female entered the gas station located at 4305 55th Ave. The female suspect stole two lighters and then purchased one lighter and left the store. The male suspect purchased one lighter and as he was walking out the door he pulled a baton from his sleeve and threatened to kill the employee. Both the suspects fled the scene in a silver Grand Am. No one was injured during the robbery. Mitchell Brunet, 27, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Karla Pittman, 28, of Red Deer, has been charged with robbery and two counts of failing to comply with undertaking.

A five-month investigation has resulted in a Sylvan Lake man facing criminal charges. In May Sylvan Lake RCMP received a complaint from Red Flame Industries Inc. reporting that a former manager, while employed by the company, had stole $71,000 from the business. The allegations revolve around both personal purchases made by the accused with the company credit card and manipulating the company payroll to pay himself more than he was entitled to receive. The offences occurred between June 28th, 2011 and Feb. 25th, 2013. Sean Keith Brouillette, 43, of Sylvan Lake has been charged with one count of theft over $5,000 and one count of fraud over $5,000.

YOUTH CHARGED AFTER COLLISION Two youth have been charged after an incident in which they allegedly fled from police and collided with the police cruiser. On Sept. 26 at 2:45 a.m., two Red Deer City RCMP of-

ficers were on patrol near 71 St. when they observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction. The emergency equipment was activated on the police vehicle in attempt to conduct a roadside stop. The suspect car continued to drive unsafely while evading police. It came to an end when the driver of the suspect vehicle spun the car around and proceeded to drive towards the police vehicle, colliding head-on before coming to a stop. The police vehicle had come to a stop just prior to being hit. Three youth occupants who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act were arrested without incident. The driver of the vehicle, a 15-year-old female from Red Deer, has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police, operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, two counts of assaulting a police officer and two counts of assault with a weapon. The passenger, a 14-yearold male from Blackfalds, has been charged with taking a motor vehicle without

consent and failing to stop for police. The two police officers involved in this collision suffered minor injuries.

GRAFFITI CHARGES LAID AGAINST SUSPECT One man has been charged under the City’s Community Standards Bylaw. On Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. the Red Deer City RCMP responded to a report of four males committing vandalism by placing graffiti on the CN Rail Bridge near 32nd St. and Hwy. 2. The RCMP was able to locate and apprehend one

of the males in the act. A 24-year-old male from Sylvan Lake has been charged with committing graffiti under the City of Red Deer’s Community Standards Bylaw which carries a fine of $2,500 for the first offence. The fine increases substantially for any subsequent acts. The City of Red Deer’s Community Standards Bylaw defines graffiti as the defacement or disfigurement of any property or object using paint, ink, stain, whitewash, scratching and etching. More information about the Community Standards Bylaw can

be found at The City also has a Graffiti Hotline available where citizens of Red Deer can report incidents of graffiti. The phone number is 403-3568908. If anyone sees others committing graffiti or have information that can assist the police contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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Animals Services sees success with partnership BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Alberta Animal Services has had a very successful year due to their recent partnership with Petland Canada. Erica Coomber, shelter administrator with Alberta Animal Services, said the adoptions have gone up to the point where no adoptable animals need to be euthanized. Coomber said this will never change because of the partnership. “Our partnership is one of a kind in Canada. Our goal is to save as many lives as we possibly can. We will continue to find homes for every adoptable animal no matter what.” In August alone Animal Services adopted out 22 cats and 22 dogs. This year they have adopted out 132 cats and 101 dogs. She added that the partnership with Petland provides them with 12 dog runs and 12 cat enclosures to display the animals, which are available for adoption. Since the partnership began in May 2011 they have re-homed 379 cats and 286 dogs. “Working with Petland Canada has changed our organization in so many ways for the good. Words can’t explain how grateful we truly are to have such an amazing

partnership with such an amazing organization.” Coomber also pointed out their very special cat resident, which came in with a broken foot. Eugene, a male tortoiseshell cat, is a rare genetic anomaly. Tortoiseshell cats are typically only female, and it is an extremely rare occurrence that a male is born. She added that along with Eugene, Animal Services in Red Deer currently has a number of very young kittens including a group of four that are about 10 days old. “They were found by a dumpster with their mom in the little kitty house they came in.” Another pair of kittens came in to Animal Services and Coomber said they had to be bottle fed for a number of days before a lucky solution came into play. “It just happened perfectly that we had a mom cat come in and her kittens were old enough to go into a foster home, so we gave her the two orphan kittens and she took to them. They are now thriving.” Coomber added that it is extremely important for people to fix their cats. She said a lot of people don’t bother to fix their male cats because they don’t have to deal with the kittens. “With the over population crisis with cats it’s important people get their cats fixed because if you

RARE FIND – Red Deer Animal Services Shelter Administrator Erica Coomber holds Eugene, a male tortoiseshell Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express cat that is said to be a rare genetic anomaly. just let your male cat outside to go out and breed with the feral females in the alley, they have kittens and it’s just a vicious cycle.” She said that an approximate cost to fix a female cat is around

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$300 and a male in the $200 range. “Cats can become a nuisance if they’re not fixed whether that’s going on to neighbours property and spraying or using the flowerbeds as a bathroom. It’s very im-

portant to keep your cat on your own property.” She said even though a cat owner may not think their cat is a nuisance, they might be.

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Long-time resident and businessman joins council race BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Garry Didrikson has put his name forward as a potential City council member in the upcoming election. “I grew up in Red Deer, went to high school and

played football here,” said Didrikson. He proceeded from high school to NAIT and graduated a civil engineering technician. He furthered his education by going to the University of Calgary and then to Toronto and into the United States for more schooling.

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church, sports, hockey with the kids and I am also active in curling.” He said his intentions for the election are to represent the business people and be an “open door” or go-to guy for the people of Red Deer to come talk to. “I like to be part of the




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GARRY DIDRIKSON traffic friendly. Didrikson said his prior education, life experiences, and involvement with different boards makes him an ideal candidate for council. “I have a good idea of how business works. The nice thing about being on council is that it’s a team effort. “I would like to work with people especially the mayor and other councillors to make Red Deer a strong economical base.” He said Red Deer has a lot of fine points but that people are worried about the growth and making sure that economics are kept in line so there are no excessive increases in taxes and other public costs.

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Red Deer Public Library is also hosting a public election forum for mayoral candidates in the Snell Auditorium at the downtown branch on Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The library is offering an online election forum, targeted social media sites and a live mayoral candidate question and answer period at the downtown branch. The online Election Forum Project highlights platforms and profiles of council hopefuls and offers the public direct online communication with them, said forum facilitator Candice Putnam. Each candidate for mayor, City council, public school board and Catholic regional school board will share a brief campaign platform on the web site at services/electionforum. In addition, RDPL’s facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest sites will be used to share election information and promote conversations around important election issues. On Twitter, RDPL will be hosting weekly “Twibates” (Twitter debates) before election day using the hashtag #voteRD to tag election-related tweets. Facebook will be used as a venue for more informal community-based discussions. The library’s Pinterest page will organize election links, including links to each candidate’s campaign web site and social media pages. The social media sites can be found at the following links:; Twitter: and Pinterest: Candidate brochure displays are available at the Downtown and Dawe Branch for those looking for print materials. The forum will include platform presentations by each mayoral candidate followed by a question and answer period. It will be streamed live at http://www.rdpl. org/programs/live to allow voters to tune in from their home computers. Prior to or during the debate, people can tweet us @ rdpl for a chance to have their question addressed by their mayoral candidates. -Weber

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Paul Harris hopes to spark change as councillor BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Paul Harris is hoping to continue his stay as a City councillor.

PAUL HARRIS He is an experienced businessman with more than 20 years of expertise and has started and grown several businesses including some in retail, food service, and property development. Harris and his partner bought the old Capitol Theatre on Ross St. and opened

Sunworks in 1998 and have actively worked for the past 15 years to revitalize the street and the downtown core. “I have served as a board member and president of the Cultural Development Association of Red Deer, a board member and president of the Red Deer and District Community Foundation and as a board member an president of the Red Deer Downtown Business Association,” said Harris. In 2003, under Harris’ leadership, the Cultural Development Association helped the City of Red Deer achieve the designation of Cultural Capital of Canada. “I strongly believe that the act of running for council should affect community change. The goal should be to create positive change as a part of the campaign itself,” said Harris. He added that if any candidate’s goal is solely to get elected, then it’s the wrong goal and not the best choice for the community. “At the end of the campaign if I’ve helped elevate conversations about what our community desires, what it means to be an engaged citizen and what we are proud of in Red Deer, then I’ve done my job.” Harris said that the conversations held as a com-

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munity leading up to the election will create the future that Red Deerians have to live in. He said he first ran for office because he was encouraged to by many citizens of Red Deer, but that he had other motivators including the strive for change.

“I LOVE LISTENING TO THE FANTASTIC IDEAS AND PASSIONS OF RED DEER’S CITIZENS AND HELPING THEM FIND A WAY INTO CITY PLANNING.” PAUL HARRIS “I want to live in a city that has an abundance of things to offer its citizens and yet is connected to the world. Red Deer is on the right track.” He said he would love nothing more than for Red

Deer to be recognized for its greatness. “I imagine us becoming more conservative in our approach to roads and transportation, and finding better ways to balance the various ways people move around in our City.” He said he believes that if this is a success urban sprawl can be slowed, quality of life will be increased and poverty reduced. He said what he enjoys about being on council is being able to invite the kind of change that the community is looking for. “I enjoy being able to learn from other municipalities and to bring the effective practice and good thinking back to Red Deer for consideration,” he said. “I love listening to the fantastic ideas and passions of Red Deer’s citizens and helping them find a way into City planning.”



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St. Francis of Assisi Allison Guthrie Kaitlyn McCulloch Heather Daniel Makennah Bostock Tegan Gagne

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A look back at the municipal elections of 1913 Another set of municipal elections is now upon us as Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voters contemplate for whom they will vote on election day on Oct. 21.


DAWE There are no shortages of choices with ďŹ ve candidates for the position of mayor, 30 for City Council, 14 for Public School Board and seven hoping to be elected to the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division. One big change with this election is that the new terms for the mayor, councilors and school trustees will be four years long whereas in the recent past, the terms were only for three years. The system was quite different 100 years ago when Red Deer held its ďŹ rst municipal elections after being incorporated as a City. Municipal elections were held every year and on the ďŹ rst Monday in December, not the third Monday in October. However, City councilors and school trustees were elected to two-year terms, so only half of City council and the school boards were up for re-election each year.

There was a big change with the 1913 elections. For the ďŹ rst time in Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history, all women were given the right to vote, whereas previously, unmarried women and widows could vote, but not married women. Nomination Day was held one week before the election, not one month ahead as it is today. In 1913, Mayor Francis Galbraith, somewhat fatigued from all his successful work in getting Red Deer incorporated as a City, decided to step down. Councilor Stan Carscallen, of the large real estate and development company, Michener Carscallen, decided to run to replace Galbraith. Carscallen was opposed by H.G. Stone, a respected member of the community and the local undertaker. There were six candidates for the four open positions on City council. Surprisingly, the only incumbent to stand for reelection was Councilor Bill Botterill. There was an almost complete turnover on the school boards as well. On the Saturday between nomination and election days, the municipal annual general meeting was held. It gave a chance for the outgoing council to reďŹ&#x201A;ect on what they considered to be their successes in the past year and to let the new candidates give an indication

CITY LANDMARK - Red Deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s City Hall, 1913. of what they planned to do if elected. At the 1913 annual meeting, there was a lot of mention made of the installation of concrete sidewalks in the downtown area, the expansion of the water and sewer systems into the new residential areas and the extensive graveling and grading of streets. One signiďŹ cant problem, which was acknowledged, was the very high level of municipal debt that had been incurred. An attempt to sell debentures to cover all the capital expenditures had not gone well, despite the offering of a higher than average in-

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terest rate. Consequently, the City found itself in the dangerous situation of relying on its bank overdraft for some of its operational expenses. On election day, Stan Carscallen was overwhelmingly elected as mayor. Incumbent councilor Bill Botterill topped the polls and was joined by newcomers J.T. Watson of the local private power company and W.T. Coote, a local storeowner. M.A. Munro, Dr. C.W. Sanders and William Robertson were elected as public school trustees, but there were very few votes separating all of the candidates. The Catholic school

board candidates, on the other hand, were all elected by acclamation. There was another hot race in the Village of North Red Deer, which was a separate municipality at the time. Mayor Percy Kent managed to get himself re-elected. However, two newcomers, Emile Hermary and Charles Snell, were also successful. The other incumbents were defeated, largely over a strong debate as to how to pay for a new manual sewage removal system (called scavenging at the time and involving the use of what was nicknamed the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;honey wagon.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;)

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fyi EVENTS The Red Deer Legion Pipe Band is actively recruiting experienced and inexperienced people from the Central Alberta area, who are interested in joining the Band. Anyone with piping or drumming experience, or if you would like to learn piping or drumming, are asked to please contact us at 403-782-7183 or by email at amacaskill@telus. net. Practices are held at the Red Deer Legion on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and new members will start in November. Square dancing classes with the Red Deer Square Dance Club begin Oct. 7. For more information, check out www. Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library host The Eclectics for our First Friday Red Deer, Oct. 4th; they will be performing from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. This event is held in conjunction with Connections: Fibre Art by Dawna Dey Harrish which runs in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library to Oct. 6. FCC Drive Away Hunger BBQ runs Oct. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. It’s being held in the UFA parking lot 204 Burnt Lake Business Park. All proceeds will go to support local food banks. Central Alberta Theatre is proud to announce its 2013/2014 theatre season! Butterflies Are Free, Steel Magnolias, Cinderella Dances with the Stars, Sylvia, The Oldest Profession, and Looking plus the One-Act Festival. Check with the Black Knight Inn at (403) 755-6626 for dates, times, places and prices Raise your mug in support of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease in your community! This September and October you can make your coffee count by hosting a Coffee Break. We provide the coffee - you invite the people! Donations from your event support local front-line programs and services, and provide help and hope for people living with dementia and their caregiv-

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ers. No brea break is too big or too small! Host a bake sale or game night! Try tea and sandwiches! At home or work, be creative and have fun! Call 403 342 0448 or visit The Inner Peace Movement of Canada will be presenting talks at the Super 8 Red Deer City Centre, 4217 – 50 Ave. on Oct. 8 and at the Stettler Recreation Centre, 6204 - 44 Ave. on Oct. 15. The 90-minute talks are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is $20 plus GST at the door. All are welcome to attend! The Red Deer Public Library presents First Thursdays in the Snell. The October recital presents soprano Angela Siemens and

result in people helping people with special needs? Mark your calendars and plan to attend an open house on Oct. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elks Hall in Red Deer at 6315 Horn St. See how we as a team can make a difference, and find answers to the following questions: Who are we, what are we, who do we support and how we go about supporting our community. For further information regarding this open house, call Marg at 403-342-4211. The Choral Singers Unite Society is currently seeking new and enthusiastic singers for our upcoming 2013-2014 season. We are made up of three choirs and one a cappella vocal ensemble including anyone from Grade 1 through age

children 10 and under $6. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church. 3932 46 St. Red Deer. Tickets at the door. For more information, (403) 347-2335. The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) will be holding their monthly Ambassador Breakfast Oct. 18 from 7:30– 8:45 a.m. at the Quality Inn North Hill. Cost: $15 per adult $8 per child (6-12 years old.) There will a presentation by Carol Kelly, founder and executive director of the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. She will talk about the steps a patient takes through the Centre, the species they receive and why the animals come to them.This presentation will also highlight how people can take

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on Oct. 23. Craft and bake sale at 2 p.m. Tea at 2:30 p.m. The RDRWA will be holding its “Fall Forum & General Meeting - Be the Watershed - Live, Work and Play” on Oct. 25 from 9:30am - 3:00pm at the Bentley Community Hall (4821 50th St). We have a number of great topics and speakers: Ian Dyson will speak about Zebra Mussels, Thorsten Hebben will talk about the Provincial Wetland Policy, Andrea Hiba-Brack will present on NOVA Chemicals’ Legacy Wetland Project and Garth Gosselin with Alberta Health Services will present on Blue Green Algae. For further information or to register, contact Kelly at 403-340-7379 or RSVP to by Oct. 17. You can also register on-line at The Innisfail United Church Harvest Turkey Supper runs Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Innisfail Legion auditorium. Those 11 years and up pay $12. Six to 10 years pay $6. Five years and under get in for free. Take out orders are wlcome. To place an order call 403-227-4159 on Oct. 29 between 9 a.m. and noon.


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403.346.5613 Located 3 minutes east of 30th Avenue on Highway 11 pianist Vernon Murgatroyd in a varied program including works of Mozart, Strauss, Puccini, and local composer Vernon Murgatroyd. It runs Oct. 3, 12:15 – 1 p.m. Coffee and tea provided by Café Noir. No admission charge (free will donation at the door). The Parkvale Lodge Fall Tea Craft and Bake Sale runs Oct. 3 from 1:45 to 3 p.m. Raffle, door prizes, silent auction. Admission is $3. Cookie Walk runs Oct. 5 from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. at Sunnybrook United Church (12 Stanton St. Buy a box for $6 and fill the box with your choice of cookies. Complimentary coffee. For further information phone Linda 403-347-6073. ACT/UCT, the Associated Canadian Travellers/United Commercial Travellers, Council 1021 Red Deer are 63 years strong and still making history. Do you have a couple of hours a month to share in fun and fellowship that

100+! All choirs begin rehearsals in September but registration and auditions will be conducted through the summer. It’s Time Vocal Ensemble and the ihana youth choir meet at First CRC on Mondays and Tuesdays respectively. The Brioso children’s choir and Soliloquy adult choir meet at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on Thursdays. Interested? Check us out online: or call Lisa for more information 403-318-9205. The Learning Disabilities Association – Red Deer Chapter is accepting registrations for ongoing multi-disciplinary tutoring, oneon-one developed specifically for learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADHD and other conditions. Contact Jeannette at 403-3403885 or by email at programs@ for more information. Visit Perogy Supper - Oct. 17th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $11;

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steps to minimize the damage done to our wild neighbours. Carol will be accompanied by their educational animal Otis the Owl. Please join us in welcoming Otis as one of our newest Watershed Ambassadors for all of his educational efforts with the Centre. RDRWA is one of 11 Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) mandated by the Province of Alberta through its ‘Water for Life Strategy’. Through the Watershed Ambassador Program, RDRWA hopes to raise the profile of the watershed, its stewards and celebrate stewardship achievements throughout the watershed. RSVP to: info@rdrwa. ca or call Kelly at ( 403)3407379 by noon on Oct.16. Come and join the Lacombe Nursing Home Ladies Auxiliary as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and host the annual tea, craft and bake and white elephant table sale to be held at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre

Please join us for horseshoes at the Golden Circle is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. The horseshoe pits are located on the north end of the yard. For more information call Ron at 403-346-9861. Love to sing? Hearts of Harmony, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, is an a cappella chorus for women of all ages who love to sing and harmonize. Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (68 Donlevy Ave.) Join us any Monday night, you will be welcomed. Experience the joyful sound of four-part harmony with a group of wonderful women. For more information, call Nancy at 403-357-8240, or our director, Sheryl @403-7424218 or check out our web site at Zumba Gold is held on Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Golden Circle. This is a senior-friendly entry level dance fitness class. A drop in fee of $4.50 applies.

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Week of October 2 - October 9, 2013 Sit and Be Fit is held every Wednesday from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. There is a drop in fee of $2. Whist is held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge singles meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. There is a fee of $2. Bridge partners meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. There is a fee of $3. Old-time dances run at the Red Deer Legion every Wednesday evening. Smorg at 5 p.m. with dance at 7 p.m. Cover charge $7. Country music runs Friday and Saturday evenings 7 to 11 p.m. 403-342-0035. Golden Circle Thursday night dances continue from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is $7 per person. Everyone is welcome. 403-346-3896, 403-3476165, or 403-986-7170.

reduce and manage the stress in your life (Part 1 & 2). Weight Wise workshop sessions will be held in the Education Room at Bethany Collegeside, 99 College Circle. For more information and workshop times, or to register, call 1-877-314-6997. The Alzheimer Society will run a new session of the Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series focusing on Early Stage dementia beginning Oct. 7. Providing education and support for families of persons living with Alzheimer Disease and related dementias, the series consists of several sessions with activities and presenters to address specific issues related to each stage. Topics for the early stage series

Local residents wishing to kick their tobacco habits can access the tools and support needed to build a tobacco-free lifestyle when QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobaccocessation program, comes to the community next month. Led by trained cessation professionals, in partnership with the Wolf Creek Primary Care Network, the QuitCore program teaches tobacco users how to develop

report that this course hass improved their social lives. The first first course meets weekly on Wednesday afternoons, 1 to 3 p.m. from Oct. 9 through Nov. 27 at the Canadian Mental Health Association office at 5017 5oth Avenue in downtown Red Deer. The second course begins Thursday, Oct. 24 and runs weekly through Dec. 12. The classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dawe Branch of the Red Deer Public Library at 56 Holt St. The RDPL is a cosponsor of the evening course. For more information, see our web site at www.reddeer.cmha. ca or call the Canadian Mental Health Association at 403-3422266. Students must meet with CMHA Education Program Staff before enrolling. The fee for the

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SEMINARS Local residents are invited to learn safe and effective strategies to manage their weight by attending an Alberta Health Services’ weight-management program. Weight Wise offers a series of free workshops led by AHS health professionals who share their expertise and guide interactive group sessions. The program is open to residents 17 years of age and older. (Family members and supporters are welcome to attend. The workshops are not recommended for pregnant women.) Interested residents are welcome to register and attend all or some of the workshops, depending on their specific educational interests. This allows for a flexible program that adapts to the needs of each participant. Workshop dates/sessions include: Oct. 7 & Nov. 19: Getting Started: Planning for success. Oct. 8 & Nov. 18: Nutrition: I know I should eat healthy, but how? Oct. 15, Nov. 26 & Dec. 2: Managing hunger and appetite. Oct. 22 & Dec. 3: Finding Balance: The role of calories in weight management. Oct. 28 & Nov. 5: Nutrition: The truth about what works in weight management. Oct. 29 & Dec. 17: Moving Matters: Including physical activity in your day. Nov. 12 & 25: Lifestyle Change: A tool kit for success. Dec. 9 & 16: Minding Stress: Effectively

to anyone interested in developing a healthier lifestyle and recommended for local residents diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, or people diagnosed with risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes or family history.


Visit us at include Exploring the Experience 12-03087.indd 13-00666.indd 11 of Dementia, You as the Care Provider, Understanding Dementia, and Planning Ahead. For details and to register for this free learning series, please contact Christine Prysunka, manager, client services at 403-342-0448. Local residents looking to manage their cholesterol and blood pressure are invited to an upcoming information session to better understand their heart health. Heart Wise is a free, three-hour group session offered by Alberta Health Services (AHS). Nutrition and Food Services professionals will share their expertise and guide interactive discussions that can help individuals manage their heart health. Heart Wise will be held Oct. 4, 18, Nov. 1, 6 and Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Nov. 6 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Bethany Collegeside, 99 College Circle. For more information, or to register, please call 1-877314-6997. The session is open


a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse. The program also connects participants with others trying to quit. QuitCore will be offered on seven consecutive Thursdays starting Oct. 3, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in Room 206 of the Provincial Building, 4920 51 St. Phone toll-free 1-866710-QUIT (7848) to register. Art of Friendship is an eight-week course designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practice the skills that help people make and keep friends. Both an evening and a day time course will be offered this winter. Art of Friendship is particularly helpful to people who have lost friends because difficult experiences or disability have affected their confidence level and self-esteem. Empty nesters, older people entering retirement, and people new to Red Deer also

course is $25 and scholarships 30/11/12 28/02/13 10:17 2:51 AM PM may be available for people with limited incomes. The Art of Friendship is funded by Alberta Health Services, The Life Long Learning Council of Red Deer and Red Deer and District FCSS.

MEETINGS TOPS - Take Off Pound Sensibly. Start the fall season off by joining us and being in shape for Christmas. Meets year round on Thursday at 6315 - Horn St. (Elks Lodge) just off Taylor Dr. Weighin 6:15 to 6:55 p.m. Program at 7 p.m. Drop in for a free evening or call Jo-Anne at 403-347-3939. Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society For Health and Housing invites you to our annual general meeting Sept. 19th, at 4:30 p.m. at Fort Normandeau. Come out and enjoy a beautiful autumn evening, meet some old friends and join us for refresh-

ments. Please RSVP if you will be attending this meeting by phoning our office at 403-3470181 or emailing reception@ Reminder to the Celiacs, sensitive and allergic to gluten that we will resume our regular meetings, the second Tuesday of the month @ Sobeys South, 521122St, RD at 7 p.m. in the coffee lounge. Come for information on Celiac disease, GF diet, products, support, fellowship, coffee and goodies. The Stettler Celiac Support Group will resume their regular meetings the first Tuesday of the month in the Stettler Hospital boardroom. Call Diane 403-742-0903, Val at 403-7425217. Rocky Mountain House Celiac Support Group has been formed for the RMH and area. Their meetings, the second Thursday of the month in the Library, 4922-52 St RMH at 6:30 p.m. Call Jaclyn 403-8478878, Susie at 403-844-4117. Information for Red Deer and area call Fay at 403-347-3248 or Clarice at 403-341-4351. Our group is about connecting with others who have lost their spouse thru death. We are not councilors, or a dating service, just people who want to connect socially and understand how to do life without our partner. Experiencing the death of a spouse is the number one most difficult thing to work through. Many people feel lost...lonely...ill equipped to deal with the tasks that their spouse always took care of. We can pool our talents and resources together to help one another. Occasions such as Christmas or anniversaries can put fragile people over the edge. We meet twice a month. The first Friday of every month we meet at the Black Knight Inn at the restaurant at 6 p.m. for a chance to eat and socially engage. The third Friday of each month we meet at the First Christian Reformed church located at 16 McVicar St. at 7 p.m. for our regular scheduled meetings. If you are widowed or know of someone who is widowed and looking for place to connect, you can email us at or call 403-755-0977 or drop in on a Friday as mentioned above.

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Tim Lasiuta enters the race for City council seat BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express City resident Tim Lasiuta has entered the race for a seat on City council in next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s municipal election. Lasiuta said his involvement in the community has helped to make him a knowledgeable and practical choice for Red Deer City council. He also pointed out that there doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t currently seem to be much representation for the average citizen. He added that having worked in a number of areas over the years has also bolstered not only his experience in the community but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broadened his perspective as well. Meanwhile, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerned about the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debt load. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The truth of the matter is a municipality with debt is basically bound for a long time to somebody. You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the freedom to respond to issues that come up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seems the more wealth we have in Red Deer

and the more money that ďŹ&#x201A;ows into our fair City, the more we think we can afford debt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But you can never afford debt.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I THINK ITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S TIME WE HAD A COUNCILLOR THAT LOOKED OUT FOR EVERYONE IN THE CITY ON ALL LEVELS.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; TIM LASIUTA â&#x20AC;&#x153;You build a community by investment in the community â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not by debt.â&#x20AC;? Next monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election will also be providing opportunity for voters to indicate their opinion on whether the City is ready for a ward system. While it does provide a sense of accountability amongst councillors, there are problems with it such as what if a particular resident doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t connect with their given representative, said Lasiuta. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think we are big enough, and our City isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really designed to be neighbourhood â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;self-sufďŹ cientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.â&#x20AC;? If elected, Lasiuta said he

would also work to be more involved in the community at large. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d bring some engagement in the community,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also a big supporter of service groups,â&#x20AC;? he added, pointing out heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to bring more attention to them all, not just the two or three that seem to land most of the attention these days. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to look at, over time, the projects they have built.â&#x20AC;? Some of the lesser known service groups raise concerns that they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t often asked to be part of a given community project, he said. Tapping into what they all have to offer would only serve to enrich and better Red Deer, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of things service clubs used to do the City has taken over as part of its function, which always leads to more debt in a community and once again a lack of engagement,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that loss of engagement on a local level.â&#x20AC;? For Lasiuta, being involved in the community for a period of time is what makes a candidate suitable

for council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think you have to spend time developing what you want to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I also want to make sure there is a different voice on council, and that we, as a group, would stand together and make really good decisions together. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time we had a councillor that looked out for everyone in the City on all levels.â&#x20AC;?

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Farmer’s Market a Red Deer tradition

FRESH FRUIT Jocelyn and Maddison Marcil pick out some fruit at one of the many vendors.



Jennifer Moffitt and Shelley Trosky admire some of the many pumpkins and squash that are ripe and ready to go.

Parker Dahl, 15, prunes one of the flowers at his stand.

PERFECT PORTRAITS Steve Johnson, a Red Deer College arts student draws a portrait for a customer.


armer’s markets have been a long-standing tradition through history. For a time, wholesale sellers and supermarket chains had all but left the local markets extinct. With a changing consumer market, where a larger population is in search of the healthy alternative, the global farmer’s market culture has been revived. The Farmer’s Market in Red Deer, held on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from the May long weekend through to Thanksgiving, is seen to have great value to not only the farmers and vendors, but to the community and consumers who become a part of the market. With only two weekends left to attend, the market is bustling with activity. A hot, dry summer was perfect for growers and has left their stands ripe and ready, full of outstanding products. Farmer’s market attendees can expect to find fresher and healthier foods including meats, fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheeses, and baked goods. Many of these products boast organic and G.M.O. (genetically modified organism) free labels. The social atmosphere is complimented by a wide range of local artists and musicians that give the market the impression of being more than just a place to buy healthier foods, but rather a weekly community gathering of culture.

B.C. GROWN Baljinder Cheema preps some plums at his fresh fruit stand.

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Third time candidate wants to listen to citizens BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express

If elected Yzerman said he would be an asset to council. “I’m willing to listen to any point of view from any citizen of Red Deer whether they are voting age or not. “I’m also willing to listen to visitors to the City to get their opinions about the roads or amenities that

Deer,” he said. Meanwhile, Yzerman said councillors need to take the proper time to consult with citizens before making decisions. “I think City councillors should go where the people are to get a feel for what the issues are.”

CALVIN YZERMAN be more voter say during the term of a council and especially at election time. The inclusion of the ward question on the ballot would be an example of this. I have found during my campaign that many are disappointed that the fluoride issue was not also included on the ballot. I feel that the voters as a whole can make better decisions on issues such as these rather than a small group of eight councillors and I am in favour of putting more decision making power into the hands of the public at large.”


SCENIC SELECTION – The City Centre Stage downtown was opened last week in conjunction with Red Deer College and features a gallery with works by Larry Reese that Ruby Day and Heidi Christoehel took time to enjoy. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express


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Larry Pimm is a former City of Red Deer Councillor from 1980 to 1995 and 1998 to 2007. He has been a Red Deer resident since 1965, and taught in the Red Deer Public School district for 33 years. Larry has acitvely participated on a variety of committees during his council term including Intermunicipal Affairs Committee, Municipal Planning Commission, Strategic Planning Committee, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Board.


Duane Bratt is Chair and Professor in the Department of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta). He was educated at the Universities of Windsor (BA 1991, MA 1992) and Alberta (Ph.D 1996). He teaches in the area of international relations and Canadian public policy, with specialty in the sub-Àeld of Canadian foreign policy. His primary research interest is in the area of Canadian nuclear policy. Recent publications include: Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival (McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal and Kingston, 2012) and co-editor, Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas 2nd edition (Oxford University Press: Toronto, 2011). Duane is also a regular commentator on political events.

Dave Cournoyer is a writer, blogger, and political watcher living in Edmonton, Alberta. Dave launched in January 2005. It has been awarded the Best Political Blog, Best Progressive Blog, Best Blogosphere Citizen in the 2007 Canadian Blog Awards, and was listed in SEE Magazine as one of Edmonton’s top blogs. Dave has written articles and columns for SEE Magazine,VUE Weekly, Alberta Views Magazine, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2010 he was named as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40 by Avenue Magazine. In 2012, the global public relations company Hill & Knowlton recognized Dave as one of Alberta’s most inÁuential Tweeters.


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we have as well,” he said. “I also feel like I have been a good ambassador for the City. “I think we have one of the best cities in the province which I think is important in our relationship with other municipalities or when we’re trying to bring businesses to Red


A third time candidate running for City council said listening to the concerns of citizens is on the top of his list if he is elected. Calvin Yzerman, who also ran for City council in 2001 and 2010, said he has learned from running in past elections. “I’ve tried to improve my platform and I’ve tried to get out into the public more to listen to their concerns. During my campaign I have found that there is too much separation between City Hall and its citizens. More needs to be done to make Red Deer ‘our City’ and this can be achieved in part through regular town hall meetings and more City open houses. “This will help to foster more citizen involvement and participation. It would also beneficial if City Hall had a regular booth at the public market. There is no better venue for the City to have direct contact and feedback from the public,” he said. “I feel that there should

Yzerman, who has lived in Red Deer since 1961, said he wants to do his part to better the community. “I would like to give back. I’ve always been interested in the City of Red Deer and I’ve always enjoyed helping others. I’m the type of person who wants to get out there and help.”

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Community activist steps up for council BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Bettylyn Baker has decided it’s time to step up and seek election to City council. “Red Deer has been our home for the last 30 years and I am very much appreciative of the wonderful support we have in our community and how we can work together to make sure that it’s a family-oriented community.” She added that part of her reasoning for running for council is looking to see some new things come along. “My whole thing is remaining a strong community with balance in both social issues and business. We can always change and grow and do all of

those things but sometimes we just need stability.” Her passion for the community also added to her reasoning to run for council. She said she thinks she would enjoy working with different people as a councillor. “My job on council, if elected, would be about building stronger relationships and positive relationships with members of the community as well as my colleagues.” Baker said Red Deer’s parks and trail systems are some of the best and that the City’s athletic facilities are wonderful. “We do need some other facilities to enhance that but that goes along with needing a bigger pool for Olympic size events. It

BETTYLYN BAKER would be great to see one at the College maybe as a partnership with the City.” Arts and culture are equally as important to Baker, as she said not all children are athletically inclined or even capable. She said arts and culture are other avenues for Red Deer’s young people to express themselves and excel.

When her children were younger, Baker was involved in their gymnastics clubs and soccer lives. She had a daughter who danced, so she was involved there, too. “Along the way I also became a member of Catholic Social Services as a member of the board and it grew from there and I am now the chair for Alberta.” She is also currently chair of the Native Friendship Society. Baker was a teacher for many of her years, and she said that drives her desire to see youth succeed and also motivates her to be involved in aspects of the community that directly impact the younger population.

Stephen Coop is campaigning for a position on City council in the upcoming election. Coop decided this past spring that he was going to look for a way in which he could serve his community better. He has a background in government and media, which he said is an asset in a role on council. “My initial concern was to step up against the ward system, which I believe would be very expensive for a city the size of Red Deer,” he said. “And, furthermore, it would not necessarily provide the kind of repre-

sentation that citizens are looking for.” He said he believes the City is best represented by eight independent-thinking people who are able to view the City as a whole. Each person then brings their own resourcefulness to the table, and shares a cooperative attitude to help prioritize the needs of the City. He is a keen supporter of people seeking and pursuing their own dreams and goals after he himself has faced many life battles including a medical crisis, he said. “All things are possible with teamwork,” is one of the messages that Coop brings as a potential councillor for the City of Red Deer.

STEPHEN COOP He believes that engaging the community and serving as a soundboard between the citizens and City administration is the main role of a councillor. He said he looks forward to participating in the debate of future priorities in our community and that his own desire is for a safe, educated and productive



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City ready for ward system, says candidate Lloyd Johnson BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express City council candidate Lloyd Johnson believes City leadership is ready for a new vision. “I thought I needed to put action behind my words, and try to make a change,” he said, recalling the time he decided to put his name forward in the City council race. Johnson was involved in the Let Us Vote petition which helped bring about council’s decision to include a question on next month’s ballot on whether or not the City is ready for a ward system. “Decisions are made on

a few hundred people instead of the majority,” he said. “That’s not whole representation. With wards – in an ideal situation – the councillors would feel they had to be a little representational, and they’d be more accountable to the people within that area of Red Deer. “I feel it would engage the community in a much better way.” He’d also like to see more community associations formed, which a ward system may help to encourage. “I think it would create a better city.” Meanwhile, the contro-

versial issue of bike lanes in the City also points to a lack of communication in general between council and the public. “What they should have done is an exhaustive community consultation to make sure there was a community need,” he said. “If they had done that, there would be no bike lanes or there wouldn’t even be a pilot study. But they went ahead anyways. “The time frame was way too fast,” he said. “I find they are dismissive at the end of a project for the people who disagree. You have to respect everyone’s opinion. And I think in respecting everyone’s opin-

ion, and doing the process fully, we wouldn’t have so many issues coming up and people feeling a need to step up and speak so vocally.” Johnson said he is also concerned about the City’s debt amount and repayment strategies. As for the large number of candidates vying for a council seat, Johnson said he hope the enthusiasm also spreads to voters and results in a stronger turnout at the polls than has been the case in some past elections. “I hope the controversy with the bike lanes, the ward


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MUNICIPAL PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS On the 1st day of October, 2013, under provisions of the Land Use Bylaw 2006/6, Red Deer County Municipal Planning Commission issued decisions approving the following applications: Discretionary Use RED DEER 1.

The Tarjan Group – construction of a building to accommodate a manufacturing, processing or assembly facility (Oilfield Service Company) on Lot 16, Plan 012-1955, NE 29-38-28-4 (Belich Business Park).


T. & D. Nakaska – location of a moved-in building (cottage) on Unit 24, Plan 082-7806, SW 13-36-25-4 (Whispering Pines).

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P. Veillette – construction of a 2560 sq. ft accessory building on Lot 15, Blk 1, Plan 962-3304, SW 5-37-28-4.


T. Stewart – location of a second dwelling (manufactured home) during construction of a new dwelling, construction of an accessory building, and the following setback relaxations for buildings on Lot 1, Blk 1, Plan 092-4054, NE 12-36-27-4: proposed dwelling, 31-metre side yard; existing manufactured home, 23-metre side yard; and proposed accessory building, 23-metre side yard and 16-metre front yard.

LLOYD JOHNSON back to the community. “I have a collaborative approach with people and I think I could make a difference with what’s happening in council right now.”

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(system) and also having so many candidates causes more people to feel the motivation and be involved.” Johnson, a chef by trade, said he has extensive management, business and financial experience garnered over the years. “With my non-profit work in Red Deer, I’ve been lucky to do a number of community projects, too. I also think there is a wide, fairly diverse range of people that I’m in contact with as well.” Johnson said he has the drive, the experience and the commitment to give

Having lived in Red Deer for two decades, one City resident is looking to be elected to council and spend tax dollars wisely. Dan McKenna, a gaming consultant who guides charities through the process of their volunteer hours at the casino, has announced his bid for a City council seat. “I’ve always had an interest in politics and I’m always paying attention to the news and I know what’s going on locally, provincially and federally,” he said. “I just thought it was time to put my name in and represent this wonderful City we live in.” McKenna said his goal as a councillor, if elected, would be to keep the status quo and to help the City continue to grow at a good pace.

“I want to take care of the taxpayers’ dollars and I really want to see where the money is going and where we are spending it,” he said. “I’m a firm believer that you have to pay taxes in the City you live in. But when those tax dollars aren’t spent prudently, issues arise. “What I am hearing from people is that they are most concerned about where their tax dollars are going and what services they are getting for those tax dollars. Good value for your taxes is the issue in any city.” McKenna said if he is elected he will also look to get better transportation for the City’s disabled and have more readily available taxis for patrons after the bars close in the City’s downtown. He added if elected, he will have a common sense attitude, fiscal responsibil-

DAN McKENNA ity, a sense of humility and a positive attitude to add to the table. “What’s resonating with me is the down home, good old boy mentality that is going to take care of people and look after what they want – talk to them and listen to them and see what you can do,” he said. “You can’t win all of the battles, but if you can win a few then you’re on the right track.”

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CITY BRIEFS COMMUNITY SPORT AWARDS NOMINATIONS KICK OFF EARLIER Residents who know standout local athletes are encouraged to stand up and recognize their achievements, as nominations kick off for the 2014 Red Deer Community Sport Awards. Nominations have launched earlier than ever this year to provide more time to submit the names of those who make excellent contributions to sport in Red Deer. The annual Red Deer Community Sport Awards celebrate all levels of amateur sport achievement. Nominees must be affiliated with Red Deer sport organizations and live in either Red Deer or Red Deer County. Nominees must be members in good standing with local, provincial, and national sport organizations. Awards will be based on performance in the 2013 calendar year. Nominations for athletes, coaches, volunteers, and supporters can be made online at and will be accepted until the deadline, Jan. 10, 2014. Categories include recognition for individual youth and adult athletes, officials, volunteers, coaches, teams, business contributors, and lifetime achievement. Award winners will be recognized at the annual awards banquet on March 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Red Deer Hotel.

STANTEC INVESTS $250,000 FOR RDC Red Deer College’s students, athletes, teams, and one of the campus’ most innovative areas just received a significant financial investment. Stantec has donated $250,000 to RDC, directing their support to RDC’s Athletics Leadership Fund, a scholarship endowment and towards the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing. “We recognize that Red Deer College is the heart of our community, building the foundation for Red Deer and Central Alberta’s long term success and prosperity. Stantec is very proud to have such a strong relationship with Red Deer College students, staff and executive,” says Russ Wlad, vice president and regional leader, Stantec. The first $100,000 of the total gift was announced during the Scholarship Break-

fast with Wayne Gretzky last March. Directed toward RDC’s Athletics Leadership Fund, this funding enables student athletes more time to focus on their studies and athletic training. It also helps support the return of King’s Hockey, which returns to RDC Athletics this season. A total of $50,000 will be directed toward the Stantec Consulting Ltd. Endowment. This will produce the Stantec Engineering Technology Scholarships, in which two students will each receive $1500 per year. The inaugural scholarships will be awarded this fall. The final $100,000 is directed towards the Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing, where the newly named Stantec CAD Lab is located. The highly sophisticated prototyping and design technology in the lab enables business and industry to turn ideas into real products. Known for its unique partnerships and prototypes, the Centre is gaining a strong reputation throughout Alberta as a key place of innovation.

CITY’S FEE FOR SERVICE The City of Red Deer’s Culture section is accepting Fee for Service applications from not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations in Red Deer for the 2014 funding year. The deadline for applications is Dec. 6 at 4:30 p.m. A board resolution supporting the application must be included with the application, so organizations are

by Mark Weber reminded to make the appropriate resolution at their November board meetings if they have not already done so. Eligibility information and application forms may be downloaded at www.reddeer. ca/culture by clicking on the Fee for Service Program tab. They may also be picked up at the Culture Services Centre, located at 3827 39 St. The Fee for Service program is designed to help notfor-profit organizations build their capacity to provide a service, to manage a cultural (arts or heritage) facility, to act as a cultural umbrella organization, or to support festivals and special events. Applications must be delivered to the Culture Services Centre. Prior to the deadline, organizations are encouraged to contact Kristina Öberg, Culture Superintendent, at 403-309-2637 to discuss their eligibility.

STUDENTS ATTEND BUSINESS FORUM Two students from Red Deer College’s Donald School of Business (DSB ) are heading to New York City to take part in the World Business Forum. Fourth year Bachelor of Business Administration student Laura Allard and second year Bachelor of Commerce Student Desirae Davidson were selected for the trip after winning The Big Idea competition at the DSB last spring. The inaugural Big Idea competition last spring was a great success. For the competition, students returning

to the DSB in the fall were invited to do a 30-second elevator pitch about a business idea. Allard was selected for the trip based on her presentation about how attending the World Business Forum would enhance her current studies as she learns from business leaders with a global perspective and connects with executives in accounting and finance. Davidson won over the judges with her unique business plan for Dessy D’s, a dance studio she plans to open when she finishes her post-secondary studies. The students will give presentations to classmates about what they learned at the forum and how it will help them with their Big Ideas, upon their return to RDC.

while raising money for such a great cause. “Last year, we only had a non-competitive league but this year we wanted to accommodate those players who were looking for some healthy competition. This is a great excuse for people to come down on a Friday, have some fun and support their community,” said Buck Buchanan, 2013 volunteer campaign co-chair. Teams were asked to raise a minimum of $400,

which went towards the 2013 United Way Community Campaign. “With the festivities beginning at 12 p.m. with opening ceremonies, the energy remained high all day. Thanks to participants and volunteers, we raised over $7,300 for campaign,” said Dustin Sundby, 2013 volunteer campaign co-chair. Since its inception, United Way has invested over $26 million into human care services in Central Alberta.





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Vancouver singer brings new tunes to City Daniel Moir’s latest CD, Monday Morning, showcased at the Velvet Olive BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Vancouver singer/songwriter Daniel Moir performs at the Velvet Olive this week on the heels of his latest CD’s release. Disc number three, Monday Morning, was launched Oct. 1 and Moir heads to Red Deer Oct. 5. Originally from Edmonton, Moir now calls Vancouver home. A love for music came about at an early age. “My parents put me in piano lessons when I was about four years old, which I was involved in consistently up to high school,” he says. Along the way, a curiosity about lots of other instruments surfaced as well. He took up the drums, saxophone, guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass. “And as many stringed instruments as I could pick up.” Singing and a knack for songwriting also became evident as his musical gifting continued to flourish. “We had a band in high school and I started doing back up vocals. I got really interested, so I’d record bits of myself singing, listen to it and then try something different. It was basically trial and error, but I really got into developing my voice just like any other instrument.” Over these early years, he was also passionate about the visual arts. But that gradually gave way to a passion for music. “I found it started taking over. And I also found myself painting portraits of musicians all the time,” he chuckles. “Music then totally took over, and I just wanted to play guitar all day.” He recalls sitting in a community hall with a band he was playing with at the time and knowing – at a particular moment – that this is what he wanted to do with his life. At just 23 years of age, it’s hard to believe that Moir has already created three full albums worth of material. His last CD, Road, was compared to Eddie Vedder, Rufus Wainwright and even The Beatles with Discorder Magazine calling it an “Alternative folk trip that takes the listener on a quasi-cinematic journey through the great Canadian landscape.” Road was produced  by Juno-winning producer Russell Broom (Jann Arden, Sam Roberts) and co-engineered by David Kean (Bjork, Audities Foundation).  With Monday Morning, Moir decided to take on a more singular vision. Not only did he do all of the writing and arranging



INSIGHTFUL – West coast singer Daniel Moir performs at the Velvet Olive Oct. 5. but he also took on the producing, mixing and engineering duties. On top of that, he performed most of the music and instrumentation that is heard on the record. Why take so much on himself ? “I’ve always wanted to be a producer,” he explains. “It was just a matter of investing the time and money to really learn how to do it. I feel more comfortable having creative control over the recording process.” There is no doubt that listeners are hearing Moir at his best and most authentic – the tunes flow along in an accessible, breezy manner – framed in simple, attractive arrangements perfect for the image-laden style that resonates through his songwriting. “I had kind of convinced myself that I couldn’t do it,” he says of his earlier proj-

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ects and the producing responsibilities. “But there was a point when I thought there is no reason why I can’t do this. I was getting an education by working with these great producers in the past and I had always wanted to do it. “I figured that if I could take the reins myself it would be much more efficient, and that I would enjoy the process more as well.” Moir has often been called a Canadian troubadour as he draws much of his inspiration from the Canadian landscape and has toured in both Canada and the United States. When he writes music, he says it’s almost always the melodies that come first. “Once in a while you get an idea for a lyric, or rarely the music and lyrics will come at the same time. But I find I’m constantly

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writing songs in my head, humming a melody all day.” He’s played at numerous festivals, toured as an opener with artists like Kevin Kane and also opened for artists like Kathleen Edwards and Willis Earl Beal. His songs have also seen chart positions at college radio and placements on TV, with his song Change the World (from his debut CD Country & The Sea) appearing in the season finale of the hit NBC TV series Mercy. “It’s such a passion. There is no feeling like hearing a song in your head and hear it come together in the recording process. If you even have one person who is as excited about it as you are there’s nothing more satisfying than that.”

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CAT presents strong debut with Butterflies Are Free Local theatre group showcases popular stage and screen production BY JENNA SWAN Red Deer Express Central Alberta Theatre opened their version of Leonard Gershe’s Butterflies Are Free last week at the Memorial Centre. The re-enactment of the well-known play runs until Oct. 12 in the Nickel Studio. Butterflies Are Free has a longstanding history in the acting world, as it has been running in productions since 1969. After the success of the play on Broadway, it was made into a film in 1972, in which Goldie Hawn and Edward Albert starred in the silver screen production. CAT’s rendition of the play starred Jordan Galloway as Don Baker, a young blind man whom spent his early years in life living with his often over protective mother, who was played by Barbara Jean Adams. Galloway’s character convinces his mother to allow him to move to Manhattan for a two-month trial and live on his own

for the first time. Here he falls in love with his free spirited neighbour Jill Tanner, played by Nicole Leal. Galloway has been an active member of CAT since 2008 and played the challenging role of the blind Don Baker well in this production. Although the struggles of playing a blind man would be a challenge to many seasoned actors, Galloway maintained the part with only minor slipups where he made eye contact with fellow actors. Produced by Judith Moody and directed by Tanya Ryga, the production opened to a well-designed set done by Dawn Harkema that left the viewer thinking they were truly in a late 60’s New York apartment. Whether it was the Beatles playing as the curtain drew, the beaded curtains hanging in the kitchen doorway or the psychedelic painted walls, the set was sure to place you in the time frame that the original play was written.

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With the curtain draw came the entrance of Galloway, as Baker, strumming his sixstring guitar, where he is interrupted by a phone call from his overbearing mother.

“CAT’S RENDITION IS CERTAINLY WORTH THE TICKET PRICE AND A MUST-SEE FOR BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE FANS OR THOSE WHO APPRECIATE A WELL-ROUNDED THEATRE PRODUCTION.” This sets the scene for the entrance of Leal’s character, Jill Tanner who lives next door to Galloway. She enters his apartment in a whirlwind of true hippie fashion and they begin to converse. Unknowing that her neighbour Don is blind, the free-spirited character soon weaves her self into a web of heartache and emotion. The stage chemistry of Galloway and Leal was immense in the first scenes and the pair complimented one another’s skills well as they seemingly fall in love before the audience’s eyes. Lighting designer Matt Levesque’s mark was seen at the end of the second scene in the first act where the young couple em-

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brace for the first time and Baker unzips Tanner’s jumpsuit and the lights fade to black in sync with the unzip. The lighting trick was a beautiful theatrical touch that added depth to an already passionate scene. It isn’t until moments before intermission that Adams is introduced as Mrs. Baker. Adams’ stage presence was remarkable and her command of her character gave way to an inspiring transformation as we saw the struggles facing a mother doing her best to raise a blind son. The characters all undergo vast transformations throughout the production as they all strive to find their own personal forms of freedom. This works well with the Charles Dicken’s Bleak House quote that the name of the play comes from, “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies.” CAT’s rendition is certainly worth the ticket price and a must-see for Butterflies Are Free fans or those who appreciate a well-rounded theatre production. For tickets and more information, call the Black Knight Inn at 403-755-6626 or visit


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no trouble picking up attractive girls every weekend for casual sex. He’s handsome, buff, lives in a nice apartment, presumably has a steady job, attends night school, goes to church every Sunday with his family, but is seriously addicted to watching pornography on the Internet. He even confesses his sex addiction to his priest every Sunday, and admits to himself he finds the porn more satisfying that the real relationships. Then he meets a girl who is harder to get, played by a romantic, but sexy Scarlett Johansson. However, she can’t stand his porn addiction. Meanwhile he meets an older woman (Julianne Moore) at night school, who helps him start figuring out what’s more important in life.

There’s a mixed message here. Part of it is that porn is bad and not anything to do with real life. However, the glimpses we get to see in the movie of porn make it look funny and appealing (especially for young males). Also amusing is Gordon-Levitt’s working class family, especially his sports addicted father (Tony Danza). It ends a little abruptly and the subject matter, frank sexuality and swearing will be offensive to some. Rating: four deer out of five

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Laughing until it hurts with Red Green BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Red Green, or Steve Smith, had a full house at the Red Deer College Main Stage Monday night during his ‘How to Do Everything’ tour. The crowd was a mix of all ages with many parents bringing their teenagers or mid-20’s children to enjoy the comedy of Red Green. The humor was rich with underlying messages including how to be successful in a marriage, and a little bit of how to do everything. Red Green talked a lot about his own marriage to his wife during which time he has learned why women take so long to get ready to go out. He compared it to going to the car wash. When you go to the car wash you have a variety of options for how ‘clean’ you want your car to be whether you get a basic wash and drive away wet, a bit better wash

which waxes your car and dries it, or the step up from that where you get your car detailed inside and out. “When you are getting ready to go out you are getting the basic wash and walking away wet. Your wife, though, is getting detailed.”


He told the men in the room to wait patiently, learn to accept that she is going to take longer, and understand that the better she looks, the better they look together. Most of the advice from the night was for the men in the audience, but many of

the women were laughing alongside their spouses because they understood precisely what it was that Red Green was joking about. One such cause for laughter was Red Green’s segment about flatulence, which had the audience in hysterics and left many people clutching their stomachs in pain from laughing so hard. He also talked about previous experiences on the hit TV show during which time he said he became very adept at recycling, including turning an old patio table into a surf board, old ventilation ducts into a pontoon boat, and even made mention of how to make a canoe out of coolers. “I call it the ‘canooler’, and it has lots of storage.” The audience was also given words of wisdom on how to react to wildlife. Red Green said there were three basic choices -- run, stay and fight, or stay and stand very still. After informing the audience that there

RDSO opens season with ‘familiar and exotic’ The Red Deer Symphony Orchestra is launching its 27th season with a mix of familiar and exotic music on Oct. 5. ‘Bold and Beethoven’ is set to take place on the Arts Centre mainstage, begins at 8 p.m. Canadian pianist Corey Hamm will provide the exotic as he performs two pieces with the orchestra Fantasie by Gabriel Fauré as well as a piece which was written especially for him by Jordan Nobles, Idée Fixe. Hamm is currently the assistant professor of piano and chamber music at the University of British Columbia and has commissioned, premiered and recorded more than 100 solo, chamber and concerto works. Other highlights include Mendelssohn’s Overture

to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, written at the age of 17. The concert wraps up with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 – although the shortest of all his symphonies, its cheerful demeanour provides the perfect opening to an exciting season. Next up for the RDSO is ‘London Calling’ presented on Nov. 2 with guest artist Leslie Newman on flute. Pieces include McGrath’s Flute Concerto, Arnold’s Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104. ‘Yuletide Delights’ is set for Dec. 7 with guest artists the Rosedale Valley Strings. A selection of Christmas favourites by Bach, Bizet and Mozart will be featured, along with a new composition by RDSP music director Claude Lapalme and A

Charlie Brown Christmas by Guaraldi/Pugh. The New Year begins with ‘Voices of Heaven’ on Feb. 22 at Gaetz Memorial United Church. Guest artists Early Music Voices will be onhand to perform Bach’s B minor Mass. ‘Angles of Amadeus’ runs April 26 on the Arts Centre mainstage with guest artist Allene Hackleman on horn, and the season wraps up with ‘A Stroll Through Red Square’ on May 16. The RDSO will be joined by Edmonton Symphony Orchestra music director Bill Eddins. The concert will also feature pianist Katherine Chi. Meanwhile, organizers behind the annual RDSO gala have decided to try something new. The event has been moved to next spring. Ben Heppner, one of the

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greatest heroic tenors to be seen and heard in generations, will be joining the RDSO for a special gala performance presented at the Red Deer College Arts Centre main stage on March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy Heppner’s performance of operatic favourites with a large orchestra for half of the concert. The other half will feature solo repertoire with Heppner and his pianist. A pre-concert champagne reception and postconcert dessert reception will be provided by the Black Knight Inn’s re13-02374.indd nowned Chef. Tickets are available through the Black Knight Ticket Centre - charge by calling 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793 or visit www. -Weber

were very few things they could outrun, snails and moss made the list, and very few things they could fight, he advised everyone that the stay and stand still option is generally the best one. Red Green is known for his resourcefulness when it comes to using duct tape and he explained why it is that duct tape is so handy. He started by explaining that when a woman tells a man the washing machine is leaking and she’s going to call a repairman, he says no not because he knows how to fix it, but because he doesn’t want another man fixing it. At this point a man will be stubborn, take apart the washing machine, find the leak, and probably have no idea how to fix it. This is where duct tape comes in handy. “Use the whole roll if you have to. It will make it harder for the water to get out than it is to just stay in. But remember to save enough to put the back panel back on.”

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CHALK CULTURE – The Kids Zone on the Ross St. Patio during Alberta Culture Days events was led by Kara Larose, where she helped kids draw their own sidewalk chalk art.

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A common dieting mistake we tend to make Has your weight loss reached a plateau? Here’s how to get it back on track.


WHEELER Ever gotten into a diet and it works really well right off the hop and then boom - nothing? Then you know how common it is to see the pounds drop rapidly during the first few weeks only to have your losses come to a standstill soon after. As you diet, you think you’re doing everything right. You’re restricting your calories, you’re eating fruits and veggies every meal, and you’re even skipping a meal here and there hoping to reach your weight loss goal. You want

to shed pounds fast and your plan seemed to being going well for a while. Now you wonder why the scale isn’t budging. Contrary to popular belief (and what you may consider common sense), cutting calories doesn’t necessarily mean weight loss. In fact, cutting too many calories can actually keep you from losing weight. Read on to find out why. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. The average adult requires at least 1,200 calories a day for good health. If you eat too few calories, your body thinks it’s starving and will actually begin storing fat to make sure it has enough stored energy in case you run out completely. When you’re not getting enough calories, your metabolism (the process your body uses to convert food into energy) slows down and burns calories slower in order to conserve energy. It’s

at this point that you may stop losing weight and even put on a few pounds. Keep in mind consuming too few calories may be harmful to your health and leave you feeling shaky and fatigued. In the event your body isn’t getting enough calories for the energy it needs to function, it may turn to the energy stored in your muscles. Your muscles may then break down. As this happens, your metabolism slows even more. When a low calorie-conscious diet doesn’t go as planned and you don’t see the results you expect you may get frustrated and give up altogether. Many people in this situation often go in the opposite direction and binge. But don’t give in just yet. Instead, get diet savvy. Your body needs calories to function. Without calories, your body can’t survive, much less

function well. Fad diets that drastically limit your calorie intake may lead to quick weight loss, but that weight loss will likely come to a screeching halt sometime soon. Not only will your loss come to a halt, but with a fad diet, you’re more likely to gain the weight back as soon as it’s over. A healthier, longerlasting approach to dieting is to make healthier food choices, eat smaller portions, and be active. You may not lose the weight as fast, but you’re more likely to stick with your changes until they become part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s a common diet mistake to skip a meal—usually breakfast— in the hopes of cutting calories. Multiple studies have shown that those who routinely skip breakfast weigh more than those who eat breakfast. If you skip a meal, you’re more likely to make up for

it later through snacking or overdoing it at mealtime. Your best bet for a healthy breakfast is a combination of protein and fiber. Try eating an egg, a piece of whole-grain toast, and a piece of fruit for breakfast and you won’t feel hungry until lunchtime. For those who are slightly to moderately overweight, a drastic cut in calories isn’t the way to go. But for the morbidly obese, a very low calorie diet may be beneficial. It’s safe in this instance to cut calories down to 800 a day in hopes of losing three to five pounds a week. Do note, however, that it’s vitally important to be monitored by your doctor during such a diet and to take nutritional supplements to protect your body from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Jack Wheeler is a personal trainer and owner of 360 Fitness in Red Deer.


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ThorupGaarden: a big hit with seniors I recently reported the Danish retirement home, Thorupgaarden, allows pornographic movies on Saturday night and even prostitutes on occasion. These have proven to have a calming effect on seniors more powerful than Prozac. So how did readers react to this news?

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JONES From RS in Winnipeg, “I’ve always wanted to find a nursing home that allowed cocktails, never mind the pornographic videos and prostitutes. I agree that seniors should be allowed more than just pulling up the covers at bedtime. Bravo to you for writing about the need for sexual satisfaction for us elders.” From Vancouver, “Great

article in 24 hours. I work with a geriatric population and am tempted to put it up on the bulletin board. Now I know where I’ll go when my time comes, with a Merlot in hand.” A 92-year-old responds with this remark, “I want to salute you and send my 1000 percent agreement with your article in the Thunder Bay Chronicle Herald.” Another 89-year-old just says, “Bang on for the column.” From DJ, “Your article in the Times Colonist is brilliant and totally refreshing. It’s good not to hear the usual pap. Thank you.” A reader in Saskatoon says, “This article was both interesting and entertaining and one I’m going to take along when I meet for coffee with my lady friends. It’s good to know I’m normal and not a dirty old woman.” CD remarks, “I could not agree more with your thinking, your clear, enlightening and convincing commonsense arguments while at the same time im-

parting an appropriate degree of compassion. It is refreshing to read an author who is courageous enough to challenge conventional wisdom and tackle controversial topics. I have been meaning for some time to tell you how much I enjoy your article in the London Free Press.” From Calgary PB writes, “What a refreshing look at ageing and sex. My wife and I were both widowed too early and still have an active sex life, travel a lot and visit our children around the world. Not sure what the kids think, but no doubt think we’re old fogies who just pull up the covers, but who cares? Thorupgaarden sounds like a great place when seniors retire and should be a model for other countries.” From the Telegraph Journal in St. Johns Newfoundland, HF writes, “I believe we should take this holistic approach to seniors. It is too bad that we have so many prudes in Canada and the U.S. that would go into hysterics if politicians here would bring in legisla-

tion to set up such a facility here. It will never happen, but we can dream.” GT, a reader of the Toronto Sun says, “Yes, by all means let’s accept the Danish solution to sex in senior homes. No one in these facilities should have to snoop around looking for a willing sexual partner. The Danish approach appears to be more sensible than over-drugging seniors that so often happens today in these facilities. We no doubt spend millions on this medication when a little sex would also be a cost effective measure. Your common sense, not sittingon-the-fence approach is worth the subscription to the newspaper. I like your style” Did I receive any criticism? Yes, but only a minority labeled me as morally corrupt and irresponsible for even suggesting the establishment of a Thorupgaarden in this country. The overall message, and I received a ton of it, revealed that many seniors are looking for the loving touch of friend or family.

An overriding theme of loneliness and depression accompanied these responses along with a big

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MILLWRIGHTS TOLKO INDUSTRIES LTD. currently seeks Certified Millwrights to join our teams located in the Okanagan Region of BC. We are an equal opportunity employer and this position offers an excellent pension and benefit program.

Start Here We are looking for a Service Advisor to join our team. Stettler Dodge and RV offers career potential for the right candidate with an automotive business aptitude, a strong work ethic, and can balance long term growth, retention and proďŹ tability. Come join our customer service oriented team that prides itself on their product knowledge and delivering the best automotive service in the area while maintaining our commitment to quality, safety and time standards. The idea candidate will have: â&#x20AC;˘ a passion for automotives, you need to know the product or have a willingness and aptitude to learn â&#x20AC;˘ Service writing experience â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent customer service skills and detail orientated â&#x20AC;˘ Great communication skills, sales experience considered an asset â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight time constraints â&#x20AC;˘ ProďŹ cient in computer software â&#x20AC;˘ Must have own CSA approved footwear â&#x20AC;˘ Must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license We offer: â&#x20AC;˘ Training â&#x20AC;˘ Great working environment â&#x20AC;˘ Opportunity for advancement â&#x20AC;˘ A proven successful method for maintaining/inspecting/repairing motor vehicles â&#x20AC;˘ A high level of ethics accountability â&#x20AC;˘ A team of professionals ready to help each other whenever possible â&#x20AC;˘ BeneďŹ ts package â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Pay Plan â&#x20AC;˘ An environment that is a pleasure to come to work each day Appreciation to all who apply; only those candidates requiring an interview will be contacted. Please apply in conďŹ dence to this ad by replying via e-mail (attach your resume) to, or by fax to 403-742-3230, Attn: Service Manager


JOIN THE TOLKO PROFESSIONALS t*OUFSQSPWJODJBM+PVSOFZQFSTPODFSUJÄ&#x2022;DBUFSFRVJSFEt$PNQFUJUJWFXBHFT t%FWFMPQNFOUPQQPSUVOJUJFTt0OHPJOHUSBJOJOH t%ZOBNJDBOEDIBMMFOHJOHFOWJSPONFOUt4UBCMFFNQMPZNFOU â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our tradition of excellence is built on strong company values, a challenging environment, and continuous improvement philosophy.â&#x20AC;?

READY TO APPLY! If you are interested in exploring this opportunity and being part of our community, please visit our website at: or e-mail: submit your resume by October 7, 2013.

TECHNICIAN WANTED All Makes All Models Technician with Minimum 5 yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experience - Ford and Dodge Technicians welcome. This person should know front-end alignments and driveline repair, fuel/emission and  electrical knowledge.  Wages will be negotiated straight time or flat rate - Competitive Benefit Package, excellent work environment. Preference will be given to experienced GM technician.

Lube & Tire Technician or 1st year Apprentice We are looking for the following people to help grow our team:

SMS Equipment in Elkford, BC has moved into their brand new facility and is now hiring supervisors and tradespeople!!! We offer a wide variety of shifts to accommodate employees who want to achieve work life balance or the opportunity to work overtime. We also offer temporary staff housing while you find your own accommodation in the beautiful Elk Valley. We are one of the largest Komatsu dealers in the world and believe our continued growth is a result of our highly skilled and engaged employees who deliver excellence in the workplace. We Offer A Very Competitive Compensation Package.


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If you are interested in working for a very dynamic company where your input, your ideas and your participation is valued, apply today at or fax your resume to: 1-250865-2644

This position is full time with benefits, position available immediately. Looking for someone long term, career with growth potential. NO WEEKENDS. Our GM dealership is surrounded by lakes and golf courses, Come join our team.   See our website   For any additional details: email or call 403-843-2244



Airport Equipment Operator (Full Time / Part Time)

The Red Deer Airport Authority is a not-for-proďŹ t non share capital corporation, responsible for the management, maintenance, operation and development of the Red Deer Airport. The Role Reporting to Manager, Airport Operations the successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties: â&#x20AC;˘ Operate unique equipment used to maintain airport surfaces â&#x20AC;˘ Perform bird and wildlife control â&#x20AC;˘ Inspect and evaluate runways, taxiways and apron surface conditions â&#x20AC;˘ Repair fences, gates and airport signage â&#x20AC;˘ Perform maintenance and repairs on airďŹ eld surfaces and facilities â&#x20AC;˘ Adhere to safe working procedures Basic Requirements â&#x20AC;˘ Valid Class 3 driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license with air brake endorsement â&#x20AC;˘ Work rotating shift schedule and be on call â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to obtain and maintain Airside Vehicle Operators Permit (AVOP) â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team â&#x20AC;˘ Demonstrated ability to take directions and implement instructions in a timely manner â&#x20AC;˘ Meet requirements of acting in a safety-sensitive position How to Apply Email: d.mcgillivray@ďŹ&#x201A; Mail: Red Deer Airport PO Box 370, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0

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Heritage Chrysler Jeep now requires an experienced

SALES CONSULTANT A leader in the automotive industry, Heritage Chrysler Jeep sets the pace for all others to follow when it comes to inventory, customer service, community service and commitment to people. We have premium new and preowned vehicles to help suit any of our customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs! We offer a great compensation package with beneďŹ ts along with complete training. Sales experience is not a must though preferred. Look at Heritage Chrysler Jeep as the ďŹ nal step to becoming an industry leader in customer service, job satisfaction and income.

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General Sales Manager Attention: RYAN BOWES Fax: 403.782.3360 We thank all those that apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview.

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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT – Peewee ‘A’ Chief, Will Moir, sneaks one past goalie Clayton Wandler during a recent practice for the team.

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Lukas Sutter enjoying new stint in Red Deer BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express When a player in any sport is said to be carrying lots of baggage it could easily be a red flag for the coaching staff but in the case of one Red Deer Rebel he’s bringing something positive with him to the lineup. Twenty-year-old Lukas Sutter has the four years experience in the WHL, the Memorial Cup pressure from last year with Saskatoon, a stint at an NHL camp with the Winnipeg Jets and then there’s the name on the back of the sweater. But the levelheaded young man

seems to have things all put into perspective as far as the ‘baggage’ is concerned. “You come to the rink every day and it doesn’t really matter what your name is or what you’ve done in the past,” he said. “You put your work boots on and you go to work.” The son of Rich Sutter, Lukas says if you ask his coach or any of his teammates you’ll get the same answer - it’s what’s expected of you when you wear the Rebels’ uniform. He says it’s up to the core leadership in the dressing room to show the way by pulling their weight and so far he’s off to a

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good start with a couple of goals in two Rebel victories. “You look at my line mates (Rhyse Dieno and Brooks Maxwell) and they’re both very talented hockey players and it’s pretty easy to play with them,” he said. “And it’s my job to get them the puck and to get in front of the net and I’ve been pretty fortunate to bang a couple in.” The recent experience at the NHL camp in Winnipeg has allowed Lukas to get a little more insight into the world of professional hockey even though he had plenty of opportunity to see that given the family tree.

But this was really a front row seat for him and he made sure he paid attention to what was happening around him “I think the biggest thing is you see the professionals hockey players, how they carry themselves on and off the ice,” he said. Practices at that level are somewhat similar he said but he took note of what these pros did in order to make sure they took care of themselves off the ice with regard to the rest, nutrition and workouts. He admits it is taking some time to adjust to being in Red Deer after four years in Saskatoon with his billet family and of

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course the friendships he forged with his teammates. There was also the ties within the community as a junior hockey player he had to leave behind. “For me as a 20-year-old it was time for a change of scenery, whether it was pro hockey or coming to Red Deer.” As far as the relationship with his coach, Lukas says he has an arrangement with his uncle. “We kind of made a deal. At the rink it’s Brent and I’m Luke but away from the rink if I ever need any help he’s still my uncle but it’s something you have to kind of park when you’re at the rink.”

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A coach’s bold stand Recently a high school football coach took a very bold step to deal with several issues within his team, all at once.

Now maybe it should have been the first straw and you would be right in thinking so but the point here is he acted and did so without any remorse on his part about benching his boys. Now remember, this is in football crazy United States of America. This would be like taking an entire hockey team off the ice right here in Canada. He was alerted by a school guidance councillor about what some of his players were up to away from the football field. I don’t know how long this coach has been with the team but that is not a key point in this debate. It would be easy to be critical of the coach by asking him how it was he didn’t know anything about this but if not a teacher at the school his contact is then very limited with the players. He made a point of saying it’s an honour to wear a school sports uniform and this was not acceptable at any level. Some parents and play-


CLAGGETT He decided to suspend the entire football team before a game in order to send a very strong message. Not just a select few players. The whole enchilada! It seems some players on the team were skipping classes, disrespecting teachers and generally doing stuff many teens have been known to do on occasion at school. None of it was surprising in some respects but the one issue which really clinched this decision was the fact some players were cyber-bullying a student at the school and that may have been the final straw.

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ers were heard to complain about having to pay the price for a few bad apples but then a team captain stepped up, admitted he saw what was going on and did nothing to stop it. He accepted the suspension as he should. Knowing and not saying anything is just as bad as the full participation of any type of bullying and if more speak up then the bullies don’t have such an audience to play to is one line of thinking. The players have since elected new team captains to provide better leadership and they will finish off hours of community service, attend all classes on time and also start respecting their educators in order to get back on the field. There might be a handful of people who think this was a harsh and unfair move by the coach. In some cases this might be true because not all the players were involved and not all were aware of what was going on so maybe they get a pass but being a part of a team means talking with your team mates and finding out what is happening. It also means you take the punishment as a team and learn from it hopefully. Good on you coach!

RDC balances sports and academics BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express Athletics within the confines of a institution of learning can be more than just a way for students to blow off steam or take a break from their studies. In the case of Red Deer College, it’s a great way to showcase the school to people in the region and around the province according to Athletics Director Keith Hansen. “It gives a lot of profile to the school,” he said. “A number of years ago they did a study of Red Deer College of what did the average 18-year-old know in Central Alberta about RDC and number one was athletics as far as excellence and perspective goes.” It also gives the student body something to attach themselves to outside of their own post-secondary world, to get behind and cheer for and that’s great, he said. But don’t think for a minute even though RDC has been on the national stage in several sports the college is a jock school and academics falls into second spot. Fifty per cent of the student athletes wearing the RDC colours received academic excellence awards last year, said Hansen. “So we’re bringing in extremely good students and I think they’re also good leaders and I think that adds to the culture of the college.”

These young men and women work very hard to get to the point where they and their teams are successful. All you have to do is look around the main gymnasium to see the banners from over the years announcing that excellence in a variety of sports. In spite of the success Hansen says these students don’t get caught up in the hype of being a very good athlete and ignore the academic side of things which can and does happen in the big American universities. “It’s pretty obvious that we have high standards here, you have to be passing your classes in order to participate,” he said. “I think we do a good job in making sure the students understand that.” Hansen says the students playing the sports offered at RDC aren’t necessarily going to be using the sports as a steppingstone to a professional career in that sport and that their education is going to come into play very soon instead. But make no mistake about it. The athletics program isn’t there just as window dressing for the college either and Hansen says there is no point in having such a program just for the sake of having athletics. “We’re trying to win and I make no bones about that,” he said. “Winning isn’t always finishing first, sometimes it’s reaching your full potential but let’s not kid ourselves, we’re keeping score for a reason.”

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HIS & HERS – This ensuite bathroom in a Laebon Homes show home features an aesthetically balanced design with separate ‘his and hers’ vanities.

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Keeping the stress down during home re-design In life we have choices and the quality of our life is often a reflection of those choices.


MECKLER In home décor and design there is a plethora of choices and it often causes anxiety in people who are building or remodeling. I would love nothing more than to ease the stress I see in my clients and help them have fun with this decision! As you know, I am remodeling my basement with my wonderful contractor. This has been a no stress process for me because I re-

fuse to ‘over shop’ for this space. I have a concept rolling around in my head for what I would like the finished space to look like including general colours BUT I have not spent hours searching and re-choosing my interior finishes. Think about this, I work in a home design store where we have new products coming in weekly – I could drive myself mad designing and re-designing my basement. I meet clients who shop for materials for a project they are finishing next year! If you aren’t doing your project immediately materials can change overnight and that tile you fell madly in love with is no longer available. I am patient to wait until the time to order is upon me as dictated by my contractor.

The second reason I have no stress about this space is I know my limitations. I know the maximum amount I am willing to spend and I understand that this is not our forever home. The process of improving a space to sell in a few years is easy once you understand that over-valuing the renovation doesn’t do you any favours in the long term. Even though I have not chosen particular items I plan to spend a specific amount of money on flooring and tile. Will finishing my basement in hardwood and granite raise the sale value of my house by $20,000? Probably not. Will I get as much satisfaction out of laminate flooring and a less expensive bathroom vanity for around $10,000 or a warm carpeted basement for $6,000? Abso-

lutely. Reason number three does come from my experience in home renovation; I have realistic expectations of timelines. I understand that my contractor will work full force one week and not even darken my doorstep the next. I realize that materials sometimes take time to deliver and can be backordered so I set my expectation to either wait for what I want or choose an alternative. When you go for dinner and they say ‘we are out of roast chicken’ do you panic and get angry at the server? Or do you read the list again and decide on the salmon? It’s not that you aren’t disappointed about the chicken but your expectations are looser in a restaurant and

it’s easy to make a quick alternative decision. What if you applied that decisiveness to your home? If the floor tile you chose is on a slow boat from Italy and you can’t move into your new home until you have kitchen tile – try to roll with it and embrace all the wonderful tile options you have yet to discover! A world of fun awaits you if you are blessed in life to be able to build or renovate your home. Remember to breathe, smile and take every unexpected situation with grace as you interact with home professionals. Your end result will be just as fabulous and much more relaxing! Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.





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Interest rates finally on the rise Well the inevitable has finally arrived. Canadians’ favourite mortgage interest rate – the five-year fixed - has shot up to the 3.79-3.99% range, effectively ending the extremely low-interest rate cycle, but don’t kid yourself, these are still great rates compared to what’s to come.


TURCOTTE The rate increases won’t stop here either, the long-term range will be to prepare yourselves for the eventuality that we will be in the 5-6% range in the next 12-24-36 months, almost doubling the lows that we saw this past spring. The bond market, which predicates interest rate hikes for the fixed market, has gone from a low in spring of 1.14% to near doubling to 2.18% a couple of weeks ago to settling in the 1.88% level as of this writing. Sure it settled down, but it’s been like a springboard in that it’s been bouncing around steadily for the past four months, and I can’t see any changes to that happening any time soon. Up .20 basis points one day, down 0.10 the next and then up another 0.15 the next. It’s a very finicky market, mostly based on the economic strength of the U.S. and G20 countries’ economic ac-

tivity. With the U.S. and many EU economies finally finding their footing in the global economic rebound, we are sure to see some further gains. As their employment growth also catches up, so will higher costs to the home buying consumer. We’ve been and are still fortunate that interest rates have stayed this low for so long and most Canadian homeowners have benefitted from these times. Many first-time buyers thought that these interest rates were the norm, but sadly they were educated that this was merely a gift from a recession/ economic plunge sprung five years ago thanks to the barons of Wall Street. Without them the world would never have seen such low interest rates, nor would we have seen such a dramatic global economic downturn and government intervention in the markets. Well, super low five-year fixed interest rate, you’ve been good to us, and we’ve appreciated you for so long. Now it’s time for you to go to rest as you’ve been really busy the past couple of years, showering us with low mortgage payments and housing costs, now we’ll just have to get used to having just low interest rates for the time being as we’ll soon be bidding him adieu as well. Jean-Guy Turcotte is an Accredited Mortgage Professional with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group in Red Deer.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Getting ready for winter Cold weather crosses the country, with Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa serving as some of the nation’s iciest locales. With an average temperature of -28.9C, Yellowknife, NT, tops the charts as the coldest area in the country – and, nationwide, December tends to be the chilliest month. To make sure you’re warm and cozy when the frigid temperatures arrive, follow these tips to get your home in tip-top shape. Fine tune your furnace. Nothing’s worse than furnace trouble during the fall and winter months. Make sure your furnace is primed and ready to perform during the cold winter months with a few checks. Install a new filter, and check to see if the motor and blower need cleaning. Insulate windows. With all their gaps and edges, windows are a main area for drafts. To keep cold air out, install insulating window seals, such as Duck brand Roll-On Window Kits. These kits are easy to install and can help keep the thermostat down, lowering heating bills.


Cover door nooks and crannies. When air slips in under the door, it’s natural to want to turn up the heat. Fight this urge with an insulating door seal, like the Double Draft Seal from Duck brand, which hugs the door from both sides to keep out drafts. Or, use the brand’s Triple Draft Seal under doors; its inner seal helps retain room temperature, an outer seal blocks drafts and bottom fins help keep out moisture and water. To seal the entire door perimeter, install a self-adhesive foam

or rubber door seal around door edges. Stock up on supplies. Be prepared for a sudden snowstorm by purchasing key cold weather supplies, like salt for the driveway, antifreeze to keep in your trunk and new shovels. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to have a few non-perishable food items, extra batteries and plenty of blankets on hand should you get snowed in. When the snow falls, you’ll be ready with these easy, doit-yourself tips.


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