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Former Red Deerian aims to make a difference The One Project sees continued success in tackling tough teen issues BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Former Red Deerian Bryce Evans has founded The One Project, an online community which gets people talking about depression, suicide and bullying.

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my depression,” he said. “But, this is not me changing people’s lives, it is about allowing people to empower themselves out of depression and into a better life. That is where real changes happen. “I have kept in contact with many people since moving and I know that mental health and suicide have been continuing to intensify, so we are working on ways to help reduce that in Red Deer with the project.” As for what’s next, Evans said he has recently finished partnering with LUSH Cosmetics on an international anti-bullying campaign titled ‘Erase Bullying’, which adapted an interactive art installation he created for The One Project telling the story of Angelika Matson and how she

was brutally bullied throughout school in Red Deer. “We had an unbelievably positive response with the Erase Bullying campaign and have had interest to bring it into schools in Canada and the United States, which was our plan from the beginning. We will be starting presentations and providing teaching kits for schools to implement the concept into their classrooms and schools. It was always a dream of mine growing up to go back to my schools and be an inspirational speaker.” He added they have also been invited to exhibit and present at Perugia Social Photo Fest (PSPF) in Italy this November, representing Canada in the exhibitions. PSPF is the first of its kind to bring together the top international organizations, artists,

and experts in the field of social and therapeutic photography and this will be its second year. “This is a chance for us to raise awareness about depression on a global level and tell the story of The One Project and how it is empowering Canadians to inspire people from all over the world. “We recently opened up the project to allow anyone to submit a story and we are working on more ways to bring in community-driven content, so it is becoming more accessible for people all around the world. Photography is such a universal language, and we are excited to see what we receive.” For more information visit www.theoneproject.ca.

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former Red Deer man is using his struggle with depression to help others. Bryce Evans founded The One Project in 2010, an online community of people using photography and other media to get talking about difficult subjects like depression, suicide and bullying. “We are helping people tell their stories, empower themselves and inspire others to do the same,” said Evans, 21. “It all started out of my own depression as a way for me to speak up and tell my story. I kept myself silent for so long, but when I found photography I felt like I found my voice and a way to talk about what I was going through. I realized immediately after making it public that it could not only change my life but help others do the same for themselves.” Evans moved to Red Deer from Edmonton in 2007 just before finishing Grade 9, a move that would become a turning point in his life. “I consider myself a big city person and took the move quite hard, which sparked my depression. I was great at putting on the mask of ‘being fine’, so I was stuck in this state for a long time despite all of the opportunities around me. I grew to enjoy Red Deer much more as I was coming out of my depression, realizing many of my assumptions were wrong, but I moved to Vancouver after graduating from Red Deer College to pursue an art career and get back to the city.” The message of The One Project is simple. “You are the most important project of your life, and you have a story to tell. A simple action such as speaking up and telling your story can inspire someone else to get talking or just get through another day. Not enough people are talking about these topics and the only way we will find solutions is through discussion,” said Evans. Since its inception, The One Project has told stories of many people, including those in Red Deer and Evans has also comprised two short films about depression, bullying and suicide awareness. As part of a fundraiser held in Red Deer last year, one of the short films was screened and $800 was raised for Kids Help Phone as a result. Evans said he hopes his story will inspire others as well. “I simply want to allow others the same opportunity that I had with this project. My life has completely flipped around and I am now working as a professional artist and happier than I have ever been—simply by making the decision to talk about

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Panelists discuss pros and cons of ward systems BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express A panel zeroed in on both the advantages and disadvantages of ward systems during a panel discussion Monday night at the iHotel. Mount Royal Political Science Professor Duane Bratt, former Red Deer City Councillor Larry Pimm and Edmontonbased political blogger Dave Cournoyer discussed the issue and there was time for questions as well. When Red Deerians head to the polls Oct. 21, there will be a question on the ballot regarding the suitability for a ward system in the City. The question on the ballot is: Do you want the City of Red Deer divided into wards? Electors can select one of the following responses – ‘Yes, I want to be able to vote for the candidates who run in the area I live in (my ward)’ or ‘No, I want to keep voting for candidates for the whole city, not just the area where I live’. From there, discussions will take place with the new City council, but the results of the question are not binding. Bratt pointed out that one of the key benefits of a ward system is that the councillors are closer to the people because they represent a specific neighbourhood. “A constituent with a problem knows who to go to,” he said. “This is similar to an MLA or an MP. “Ward councillors are also more sensitive to the small but important problems of their constituents,” he said.

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As to weaknesses of ward systems, Bratt said councils elected in this way may experience more infighting “And may be less likely to prioritize the good of the city over the good of their own district.” Councillors may also tend to battle over pet projects in their neighbourhoods, he said. The focus can be on projects for their region but the costs of which are spread city-wide. “For example, it’s a real benefit if you can have a recreation centre in your ward that is paid for by the whole city.” Bratt said the benefits of an at-large system, currently the case in Red Deer, are that councillors will advocate for the needs of the entire city instead of a subsection of their community. “There tends to be less conflict in an at-large system because councillors aren’t pitting one part of the city against another.” Pimm, who was a Red Deer City councillor from 1980 to 1995 and 1998 to 2007, said the plus of an at-large system is that all eight councillors are “Your councillors,” he told the audience. “You are able to choose which councillor best relates to you. It’s not done by geography – it’s done by you. That choice would be largely lost in a ward system. “In my experience, probably 90 per cent or more of decisions made by council are city-wide decisions. I think it’s easier to take a whole city approach when you are responsible to the whole city rather than just one segment of it.” Pimm noted the expression ‘You dance with the one who brung you’. “If the whole city ‘brung you’ than that’s who you are

responsible to,” he said. “But if a little corner of the city ‘brung you’, than that’s who you have to report to.” For voters, come election day they get to vote for the best candidates because they are all on the ballot. “In a ward system, that wouldn’t be the case,” he said. “While candidates in an at-large system may not live in your area of the city, in many cases that’s true in the ward system too. There’s not necessarily the necessity for a candidate to live in the ward he or she seeks to represent.” Cournoyer said that as with the case of an MLA, “You have someone you can hold almost personally responsible for issues in your area. At the same time, it can bring a

more diverse group of voices from around the city to council,” he said of a ward system. “It also simplifies the election process,” he said. “Sometimes you get a lot of candidates running in a ward, but generally it seems there are under 10 candidates in each ward. “One of the challenges of a ward system is the incumbency factor,” he said, adding that’s also relevant to the at-large system. “As we all know in municipal politics, name recognition is everything. You have to ask yourself as a candidate and as a voter, at what point is running in an election become inaccessible for the average person?” editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Mayoral candidates square off at forum BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express About 100 people came out to a recent forum for the mayoral candidates at the Red Deer Public Library. William Horn, Cindy Jefferies, Chad Mason, Dennis Trepanier and Tara Veer tackled issues such as bike lanes, the City’s debt and snow removal. One question raised was in regards to City council’s approval of the Native Friendship Centre on Riverside Dr. adjacent to the Red Deer River and whether another location would be found for the proposed development. “I took the opportunity to go down to the Native Friendship Centre and talk to the CEO there. They would actually like the mandate to sell that piece of land and look for their own property. They are worried about it being on the flood plain and they are worried it is the wrong area for that type of development,” said Horn. “They would like

to find their own piece of land and get approval and go ahead with their project. That is what the natives of the City want.” Bike lanes were also a hot topic at the forum with much discussion taking place on the issue. “I wonder how this happened in our democracy that we implemented something that the majority doesn’t want,” said Mason. “If council asked 100 people if they wanted the bike lanes, 81 would have said no.” He added he believes bike lanes work in other municipalities, but not in Red Deer. “It’s winter most of the year and it just doesn’t work.” Jefferies said the implementation of the bikes lanes was about creating choice for people. “I’ll be the first to admit that we went a little bit wrong there – maybe a lot wrong. However I think the overarching reasons for trying bike lanes were good and we were well in-

SQUARING OFF – Mayoral candidates from left, William Horn, Cindy Jefferies, Chad Mason, Dennis Trepanier and Tara Veer, squared off against one another in a debate in the Snell Auditorium of the downtown branch of the Red Deer Public Library recently. Candidates answered questions from audience members as well as questions submitted via Twitter. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express tentioned,” she said. “It’s about promoting active modes of transportation.

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We need to change the way we move. If we can encourage a little bit of cycling or pedestrian walking we will certainly have an impact on our health care budget.” Trepanier added the bike lane project was a “social engineering experiment that failed.” He asked the audience if they knew who did the cost-benefit analysis on the project. “Where was the benefit? And who benefited from this? Ok, some bicyclists. But really do we all benefit from it? I don’t think so,” he said. “This is an example of wasting $850,000 of your tax dollars.” Veer added she was never on board with the bike lane project as it was presented

to council. “I voted against the bike lanes pilot map because I thought it was too extensive for a pilot – it was a lot of change overnight. When

“WHERE WAS THE BENEFIT? AND WHO BENEFITED FROM THIS? OK, SOME BICYCLISTS. BUT REALLY DO WE ALL BENEFIT FROM IT? I DON’T THINK SO. THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WASTING $850,000 OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS.” DENNIS TREPANIER you looked at the map you could tell our citizens would lose parking in front of their homes or business-

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es without any general public consultation,” she said. “There would also be loss of driving laneway with one vote of council without any public consultation. The greatest issue I had with our debate was that it would polarize our community to either become probike or anti-bike.” The next election forum, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association, will be held tonight the Red Deer Lodge from 6:30 – 9 p.m. A health forum is scheduled for Oct. 10 at the Harvest Centre from 7 – 9 p.m. The Red Deer Chamber of Commerce will host the City’s final election forum on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Harvest Centre. efawcett@reddeerexpress.com


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OPINION City not ready for wards The issue of bringing in a ward system to Red Deer was discussed earlier this week by a special panel at the iHotel in the City. Panelists included Duane Bratt, former Red Deer City Councillor Larry Pimm and political blogger Dave Cournoyer. The three men offered advantages and disadvantages to ward systems and at-large systems. Voters this month will have the chance to answer a question on the ballot as to the suitability of a ward system for Red Deer. The idea of establishing a ward system in the City has been talked about for many years. There are plenty of opinions on the concept of a ward system, many pointing out that Red Deer is just too small. Others feel it’s high time this was implemented in our City to bolster representation because a neighbourhood would have one councillor representing their particular regional concerns. On the other hand, and as was pointed out Monday night, City councillors’ minds could grow a bit narrow as they might tend to focus squarely on their one particular district and lose their overall vision for the community as a whole. However, there are also those who think just the opposite, saying it’s also been thought that those who favour ward systems suggest that wards ensure a greater balance of representation for all geographical areas of the City. On council over the last few months, we’ve heard opinions vary as well. Some say that with-

out a ward system, council is thought to be more accountable to the entire electorate. Citizens can vote for all council positions and can pose questions to any councillor regardless of their geographical location. Some Red Deerians may also feel more comfortable approaching a certain councillor over another as well. Disadvantages include creating a council which may under-represent minorities or perhaps needs of different parts of the City. Examples include a ‘north versus south’ mentality or new developments versus established neighbourhoods etc. It has also been suggested that an at-large system favours the election of candidates with greater financial resources. But those who speak against it claim that a ward system causes councillors to be more concerned about their own ward where they must seek re-election especially during a municipal campaign. During an election, another drawback is that one might find two candidates from one ward competing against each other could both be better than a candidate in another ward. At this point, it seems that a ward system is just not realistic for Red Deer essentially because of its size. Having an at-large system works well for the City at this time, so why alter it? The population of Red Deer is expected to nearly double over the next 20 years – certainly that would be a more appropriate time to visit the idea.

Pensioners sharing pain from inability to ship oil to market As almost everyone knows, Canada has some challenges when it comes to transporting increasing oil production to markets both inside and outside of Canada.

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GREEN But what many Canadians might not realize is how important oil exports are to Canada’s economy. Canada has the world’s third largest proven oil reserves, is the fifth largest exporter of crude oil, and is the fifth largest producer of crude oil in the world. And that’s only expected to grow. According to the Canadian

Association of Petroleum Producers, production of oil from Alberta’s oil sands is expected to more than double by 2030, rising from the 2012 level of 3.2 million barrels of oil per day to 6.7 million barrels per day. What would that mean for the Canadian economy? In 2011, the Canadian Energy Research Institute projects that investments and revenues from new oil sands projects would be $2 billion dollars from 2010 to 2035, with a total GDP impact of $2.1 billion in Canada. Employment stemming from new oil sands investments is projected to grow from 75,000 jobs in 2010 to over 900,000 jobs by 2035. And CERI’s estimate is somewhat more conservative than CAPP’s, estimating oil production at only 5.4 million barrels per day by 2035.

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But several obstacles stand in the way of reaping these benefits, the biggest of which is a projected lack of safe, low-cost transport capacity to move that oil to world markets. Already, oil transport limitations are costing Canadians at least $17 billion per year, and depending on fluctuations, those losses could reach $25 billion per year. But it’s not just oil producers that are feeling the pinch – pensioners share the pain. The Canadian Pension Plan, for example, holds $2.8 billion in stock from companies involved in oil sands production. And, governments also take a hit. Alberta took in $2.4 billion less in oil-sands royalty revenues during fiscal 201213 than expected due to the bitumen price discounting that was occurring in both Canada and the U.S. Sas-

katchewan lowered its royalty revenues from heavy oil by $278 million. One obstacle to pipeline development is satisfying regulatory requirements that can be onerous, costly, and time consuming, involving governmental agencies, and negotiations with land-owners, aboriginal groups, governments, municipalities and other stakeholders. The Harper government has tried to address regulatory complexity with its ‘one project, one review’ initiative, but approval cycles still play out over years rather than months. Another obstacle to the expansion of oil pipeline capacity in Canada and the United States is political, as exemplified by the Keystone XL Pipeline case. Keystone XL is the world’s most studied pipeline, and all environmental, engi-

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neering, routing, and other engineering challenges pertaining to both the Canadian and U.S. portions have been put to rest. But under pressure from environmental pressure groups such as 350.org and Greenpeace, the Obama administration continues to stall approval of the pipeline, most recently moving the decision relating to the granting of the required presidential permit into 2014, which is a mid-term election year in the United States, wherein Keystone XL could get lost in the shuffle. Similar political barriers are springing up in Canada, with aboriginal and environmental groups opposing initiatives that would move oil from Alberta’s oilsand deposits both west to the Pacific Ocean, and east to the Atlantic. There’s little question

that Canada’s oil will find a way to market. The value represented by Canada’s oil reserves is too vast to envision a world where it’s left in the ground, despite the wishes of environmentalists. The only question is not if the oil will reach markets, it is how. Already, we are witnessing an increase of oil transport by rail to markets in Canada and the U.S., and rail transport is being considered to bring oil from Alberta out to ports in British Columbia. In this regard, environmentalists may wish to be careful, lest they get consequences that they do not like. While safe, rail transport of oil is not as safe as transportation by pipeline. Kenneth Green is senior director, natural resource studies at The Fraser Institute. His column is distributed through Troy Media.

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New City resident is disappointed with a lack of awareness I would like to say first of all that I have been very impressed with Red Deer. The City has taken care to be very clean, presentable, even with the one-way streets I find it very easy to navigate around. I walk a lot as I live about 15 minutes to the downtown core. This morning I cut the ad out of the Express from the Wednesday edition and walked down to the bus depot to take advantage of the free service due to World Car Free day. I was directed to the #2 bus to get me to Maskepetoon Park. The bus driver had not heard of it but at one point stopped to let a couple of women,

who were personal support workers with their clients (one in a wheelchair) off at the stop near 56 St. on Kerry Wood Dr. As you know, that is nowhere near this park. I took that bus all the way through its route, checking the bus map and not seeing this park marked on it any where. I understand it is a new park but after talking with other people later it was shown to me on another City map. It turns out you need to get off at a stop in the Oriole Park area to be close to it. I then took another #2 bus this time getting off on Kerry Wood Dr. near the Bower Ponds.

Careful thought to voting choices On Oct. 21 I am going to assist in the hiring of 16 public employees. Between now and then I am going to have to read 49 resumes, listen to speeches and sales pitches. I will have to sift through the clichés, adjectives, promises and boasting to find the truth. I take politics seriously, and tune in to the political channels and read the political articles and I will have a hard time finding 16 deserving employees. One mayor, eight councillors and seven school board trustees. Between now and then the politicians will shine but are they the best employees? Perhaps the best employees are the worst politicians. Incumbency and name recognition only unlevel the playing field, perhaps the incumbent is the one behind the issue that angers you the most, and perhaps you recognize the name for the wrong reason. With 30 people running for council, if each spoke for just five minutes, that would take up the best part of three hours. How much will you get out of 30 five-minute blurbs, and will you remember who said what? If we had four wards then we would have seven to eight people running in each ward and it would be easier to pick the best two out of eight than the best

eight out of 30 as it stands now. We will be choosing eight out of 30, then seven trustees out of 14 then one mayor out of five. We do not have to pick all 16, we can vote for just one or two or three etc., and maybe that would be the best thing to do. Pick out the ones you want to win and that’s it. Perhaps the other ones you pick to just fill out the ballot defeats the candidates you want to win. On Oct. 21 I will participate in the process and help hire 16 employees. I am not hiring presidents, kings, rulers and dictators; I am hiring 16 employees to look after my interest as part of a collective. I am not hiring 16 employees to represent special interest groups, and I am definitely not hiring 16 employees who believe that there is no place for public participation between elections. I am not a member of a special interest group; I do not have advocates lobbying on my behalf. I am a husband, a father, a grandfather, a homeowner, a taxpayer, just a regular guy having to pay the bills that are being forced on me by 16 employees. On Oct. 21 I will be voting; my wife, my children and my grandchildren deserve it.

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I walked down in there and the security guard had heard of the new park but had no idea where it was. This park area is very attractive and was quite busy with families renting paddle boats, couples enjoying the beautiful weather as well as some baseball teams partaking of the perfect weather for some after season practice. I will definitely go back there again. I decided to keep walking on Kerry Wood till I found it or till I ran out of road. I found it about 25 minutes later. It was 2 p.m. when I got there, there were a few tents set up otherwise I would not have realized this was the location.

There was a sign at one of the tents saying water was available, they had run out. The barbeque was done, packed up (no signs of it actually) and one last tour of the park left to go in 15 minutes. I tried to be as polite as I could with the young woman at the tent where the water was to have been but I was really quite surprised with what I found when I finally got there. It was a beautiful afternoon and at 2 p.m., the grand opening of a new park, where you can experience a little piece of nature within the City was done and over with. There was no signage along the

road and after I got back downtown I talked to several more bus drivers and none of them knew where it was either. As I said Red Deer has come a long way as a City. I had walked downtown the night before to check out the Nuit Banche off Ross St. I was pleasantly surprised and admire the effort of the art community down there to follow along in the footsteps of some much larger cities. Hopefully in the future this type of event will be better posted with transit made aware as well.

Julie Phipps Red Deer

World Alzheimer Day is important to recognize, officials say World Alzheimer Day has been marked on Sept. 21 since 1994; and this year’s theme is a ‘Journey of Caring’. This theme resonated with us in the Red Deer and the Central Alberta office of the Alzheimer Society of Alberta and NWT because of our daily interactions with the caregivers, families and friends of people with dementia. These are people involved in the journey through dementia because they care deeply about someone with the disease. We recognized the day by hosting a lovely afternoon at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Sept. 20, where attendees learned about the secrets of caring for themselves and living well from Dr. Allison Ronda of the Red Deer Wellness Clinic and Carol Foy of

Studio Upstairs Yoga and Wellness. We extend our grateful thanks to these two speakers who donated their time and expertise; everyone went home with something new to think about and try. Days like World Alzheimer Day are important to recognize the significant strides being made toward increasing awareness and combating the stigma surrounding dementia. This year also served as an opportunity to learn how to live well – with or without dementia.

Janice Fogarty Manager, community relations Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT, Red Deer & Central Alberta office

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RDC board renews President Joel Ward’s contract Red Deer College’s Board of Governors announced yesterday that they have unanimously approved a second five-year contract for Joel Ward. Ward has served as president and CEO of RDC since September of 2009. “We are proud of the work we’ve accomplished over the past five years as a board, and we are confident that the vision and expertise Joel provides is key to that success,” says Shelley Ralston, chair of RDC’s board of governors. “In the changing postsecondary landscape and at a critical moment in our history, we believe RDC is perfectly situated to meet the existing and emerging learning needs of our region, one which is entering a period of exponential growth.” Ward added the College has a lot of work ahead that is both challenging and exciting. “As a board it is very important that we continue to work closely with our communities, post-secondary, K- 12, and government partners to ensure that we

“JOEL HAS REALLY EMBRACED BOTH GROUPS AS THE ESSENTIAL FOCUS OF OUR VISION AND ALL OUR PLANNING. THE NEXT FIVE YEARS WILL BE SOME OF OUR MOST SIGNIFICANT YEARS IN RDC’S HISTORY.” SHELLEY RALSTON offer the most relevant programming to our learners. The next five years will see vital changes at the College. These changes will help position RDC for the next 50 years as we grow with the communities in our region.” Innovative programming including more degree opportunities, post-graduate certificates, and more co-op opportunities for learners will be introduced at RDC over the next few years. In addition, a key strategy of the College is to maximize the potential for innovation and applied research on campus. The Centre for Innovation in Manufacturing at RDC has become an important resource for businesses and industry partners throughout central Alberta and the province, helping to bring new products and services to

the global market. “Being recognized as one of Alberta’s most innovative organizations by Venture magazine speaks to our commitment to leverage expertise and facilities for the benefit of all Albertans,” said Ward. “Our experienced and talented team of administrators, faculty and staff are dedicated to our students, our city and our communities. It is to them that I commit my passion, energy and leadership.” RDC works closely with government, community and industry partners to offer needed community and learning space like the recently acquired City Centre Stage, and our relocation of the Donald School of Business to the heart of downtown. “Everything we do at RDC is about our students

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Advance turnout for the municipal election Saturday, Oct. 5 was the first advance vote date for the 2013 municipal election and 325 electors cast their ballots. Advance voting takes place at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (4525 47 A Ave.) from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day listed below. Eligible voters are able to vote at the advance vote for the following offices: the office of mayor (one position), councillor (eight positions), public school trustee (seven positions) and Catholic school trustee (five positions). Running for mayor are William Horn, Cindy Jefferies, Chad Mason, Dennis Trepanier and Tara Veer. Running for council are Jerry Anderson, Bettylyn Baker, Terry Balgobin, Bob Bevins, Buck Buchanan, Matt Chapin, Steve Coop, Garry Didrikson, Serge Gingras, Calvin Goulet-Jones, Tanya Handley, Paul Harris, David Helm, Lloyd Johnson, Ken Johnston, Tim Lasiuta, Lawrence Lee, Dan McKenna, Victor Mobley, Dennis Moffat, Lynne Mulder, Ben Ordman, Janella Spearing, Troy Wavrecan, Jonathan Wieler, Frank Wong, Dianne Wyntjes, Darren Young and Calvin Yzerman. For public school trustee, can-

didates include Bill Christie, Shari Hanson, Kerri Kenworthy, Lianne Kruger, Dick Lemke, Dianne Macaulay, Bev Manning, Ben Ordman, Cathy Peacocke, Kurt Spady, Bill Stuebing, Jim Watters, Milt Williams and Raymond Yaworski. For Catholic school board trustee, candidates include David Bouchard, Murray Hollman, Adriana LaGrange, Cory Litzenberger, Guy Pelletier, Brandie Towers and Anne Marie Watson. The remaining advance vote dates for the election are Oct. 11-12, 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. As to a summary of the advance vote compared to past year, this compares to 2010 1,104 people (five day total); 2007: 854 people (five day total) and 2004: 744 people (five day total). To be eligible to vote, an elector must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Alberta for the last six consecutive months immediately preceding election day (since April 21, 2013) and a resident of the city of Red Deer on election day. New this year, voter identification must be shown prior to voting that establishes both the elector’s name and current address.

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Red Deer graduate lands prestigious scholarship BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express A local high school graduate has received an incredible opportunity in the form of a $25,000 scholarship.

DEEPAN HAZRA Deepan Hazra, a Hunting Hills High School grad, was awarded one of the University of Alberta’s top scholarships, the President’s Citation Scholarship, worth $25,000 awarded over four years. Hazra will be using the scholarship to study in the U of A’s Faculty of Science. “I was notified in late August and I received the scholarship around Sept. 1st. I was very excited but

at the same time I was kind of shocked because I didn’t really expect it.” He said because scholarships are such a “big thing,” being selected from a pool of so many applicants was quite surreal for him. The application process for the scholarship involved writing three brief essays on separate given topics and including two academic references. Hazra said it also involved the basics like general information and extra curricular activities through high school. “Right now I’m signed up for a Bachelor of Science, but next year I’m going to go into a specialization in neuroscience,” said Hazra. He said his motivation to head into his chosen field comes from a desire to continue learning and an interest in how the brain works. “The study of the brain itself is quite fascinating, so that’s why I want to go into neuroscience.” To finish his education in neuroscience Hazra said he expects to be in university for approximately six or seven years. He said receiving the scholarship has definitely taken the pressure off his shoulders and his family’s in regards to funding his education. “I actually applied to two schools but I chose to go to U of A because it’s closer to home and many of my

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cal decision to go now.” Hazra started attending U of A in September and said he loves it so far and finds he has done a lot of growing and has found there is a lot more personal freedom being in university. “Right now I don’t really have a clue what to expect in the future of my education. I am just enjoying what university has to offer in terms of courses and basic freedoms.”

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“Basic motivation and having been instilled with a hard work ethic were the primary things that drove me to do so well in school.” He added that he didn’t have much time for extras in high school because of his studies, but that he did take part in badminton as well as a trivia team. “Knowledge is power. Just getting more information is what I think makes you more well-rounded.” kpalardy@reddeerexpress.com

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MALLEY TO STAND TRIAL The man charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Innisfail woman in 2011 is heading to trial. Brian Malley, 56, is charged with firstdegree murder, causing an explosion of an explosive substance likely to cause serious bodily harm, death or serious damage to property and sending or delivering to a person an explosive device. The explosion occurred inside Victoria Shachtay’s residence on Nov. 25, 2011 in Innisfail. The incident occurred after a package was delivered to the residence. RCMP confirmed that it was the source of the explosion. Malley was arrested in Red Deer on May 25, 2012 and released on bail in July 2012. Shachtay, 23, was disabled and in a wheel chair from a car collision. She was also a single mother to a seven-year-old girl. RCMP have confirmed Malley, who had worked as a municipal police officer in Alberta about 30 years ago, had known Shachtay for a number of years and acted as her financial adviser. However, they would not confirm that money was the motive behind the murder. Malley will return to court on Nov. 4 to have a trial date set.

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Organizers gear up for this year’s Festival of Trees OfďŹ cials are looking forward to celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express The countdown to the 20th anniversary of the Festival of Trees has begun. Organizers with the annual Festival announced this year’s line-up of events at a recent press conference at the 2013 Tradeitional Holiday Home located at 3 Veronica Close. Proceeds from the sale of the home, which was built by Avalon Central Alberta, will go towards the Festival of Trees. The Festival of Trees will take place Nov. 20-24 at Westerner Park. Kicking off the event will be the Festival Lights the Night and Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 16 from 4 – 6:30 p.m. in downtown Red Deer. The Preview Dinner and Auction will take place Nov. 20 with the Seniors Appreciation and the Volunteer Sneak-a-Peak happening on Nov. 21. The Festival Business Luncheon, Taste of Red Deer and Festival of Wines is set for Nov. 22 and the Tis’ the Season Fashion Luncheon and Mistletoe Magic will take place Nov. 23. The Festival events will wrap up with Breakfast with Santa on Nov. 24. In the last 19 years the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has hosted the Festival of Trees. To date, more than $9.5 million has been raised by the Festival.

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Mason and Smith square off at RDC BY JENNA SWAN Red Deer Express Wildrose and NDP leaders encouraged attendees of a debate held at the Red Deer College last week to imagine what a post-PC Alberta might look like. Wildrose party leader, Danielle Smith, and NDP leader Brian Mason visited RDC as part of a postsecondary campus tour throughout the province

that included eight other institutions along the way. Although it will be three years until the next provincial election, this public debate tour aims to raise awareness for the two parties and get them thinking about where they want their province to go in the future. While it was put on as a debate, the two parties collaborated well to showcase the flaws of the Progressive

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FRIENDLY DEBATE - A debate between provincial NDP leader Brian Mason and Wildrose leader Danielle Smith at the Red Deer College last week took place in front of more than 100 attendees. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express

Mason stated in opening remarks that he and Smith both hope that the campus debate tours would encourage and engage the younger generation to become involved in their province and the politics that will determine the future of the province. While Mason and Smith tended to disagree on some subjects such as taxation, one thing they could both agree on was that the de-

bate was a great opportunity to show Alberta’s future generation of leaders what the province might look like without the PCs in power. “Our two parties have very different visions for how Alberta should be governed,” Smith said. “But we both share the conviction that this province can be better.” One of the hotter topics of debate was the future of Alberta’s energy.

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The Keystone XL pipeline to the southern U.S., the Northern Gateway pipeline to the British Columbian coastline and the Energy East Pipeline to New Brunswick were all brought up. Both parties agreed that the east and west pipelines were critical to Alberta’s future, but that the Keystone XL pipeline may not be worth the trouble that Premier Alison Redford was having with it. Mason made it a point to state he believes the Alberta government should be taking on more responsibility when it comes to meeting carbon emission targets, monitoring water conditions in the province as well as the care of water that comes from northern tailing ponds. Another hot button issue was the current provincial government’s lack of accountability for their spending. Smith recounted a time in 2005 under Ralph Klein’s leadership when the province had over a $5 billion budget surplus, so much in fact, that residents of the province were given rebates in the form of a prosperity bonus, commonly known as ‘Klein Bucks.’ Smith and Mason both brought forward that revenues from the Klein era were less than they are now, and yet the province is now in debt. Another issue that was agreed upon by both parties was the closure of Red Deer’s Michener Centre, in which Mason stated the decision by Redford was “Cruel and wrong.” Mason was agreed to be the winner of the debate by the crowd of more than 100 people, who chose the winner via applause. jswan@reddeerexpress.com


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Shalom Counselling launching programs A counselling service is launching a series of new programs in hopes of strengthening local families. Shalom Counselling Centre is expanding its preventive and wellness education program in Central Alberta, bringing topics of interest to the business and volunteer sector as well as individuals, couples and families. Shalom will be hosting Freed-Up Financial Living on Oct. 19th. Facilitated by Helmut Giesbrecht who brings experience from 37 years of working with a major banking institution, this workshop offers a safe, guided, and conďŹ dential opportunity to develop a spending plan, prioritize ďŹ nancial goals and reduce debt. Bringing Baby Home, an early intervention course to help expectant and new parents get off to a good start, will be offered later

in the fall. It will be facilitated by Pam Nyrose, a registered marriage and family therapist. Wellness education is also made possible through the Red Deer and District Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Red Deer and Green Shield Canada Foundation. Community needs assessments indicate the concerns for high levels of family break up, stress, family violence and depression in Central Alberta which far exceed the national average. Programs and services offered include subsidized counselling for emotional and relational concerns, family life and wellness education for the community, as well as training and encouragement for caregivers. For more information, check out www.shalomcounselling.com or call 403342-0339.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Local elections held in the Great Depression Another municipal election is now well underway. On Oct. 21, local voters have a large number of candidates from which to choose - five candidates for

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DAWE 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. Over Red Deer’s past century as a city, there have been very close contests and elections where there was no contest at all. Some elections have been held at the heights of wonderful prosperity. Others have been held during times of grim economic depression. Two of those elections held during tough economic times occurred in 1930 and 1931. The world stock markets had crashed in October

1929. One of the longest and deepest depressions in history quickly followed. When the municipal elections were held at the end of 1930, many people were still unsure of what lay ahead. The newspapers were full of stories about soaring unemployment and growing bankruptcies across North America. However, a number of construction projects, including a new court house, new buildings at the Provincial Training School (now known as Michener Centre), new development at the Nazarene Church’s Northern Bible College, and the new Safeway grocery store on Ross Street helped shore up employment in the community. Nevertheless, there was great concern about when the impact of the Depression would start hitting Red Deer hard. In one instance, a local bank was forced to borrow $3 from a customer when the man who had been cleaning the offices declared that he was “Not prepared to extend credit on his account in the present business and financial situations.” One of the first reactions

ORIGINS - Red Deer’s Court House under construction on Ross St., 1930. of the community was to stick with what they knew and not to gamble on major changes. Mayor Harold Snell announced he would not be seeking re-election. Hence there was a contest between two sitting city councilors, Fred Turnbull and John Broughton, to replace him. All other incumbents were returned by acclamation. Only two new candidates put their names in for City council and consequently they were also elected by acclamation.

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The existing council and City administration had given the electorate good reason to stay with the status quo. The City-owned electric and water utilities were doing so well that in 1930, the City was able to both cut taxes by 9% and substantially reduce its utility rates. The race for mayor, however, turned out to be surprisingly close. Both candidates were highly respected in the community. In the end, Fred Turnbull was able to edge out John

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Broughton by 30 votes. Times turned much grimmer by the time the elections were held at the end of 1931. Fortunately, the City remained in relatively good financial state, due to both the revenues from the utilities and the fact that the City had entered the Depression practically debt-free. While other communities worried about paying the interest on their bonds and bank loans, Red Deer was able to slightly increase its unemployment relief payments.

The 1931 election garnered more candidates and interest than the year before. John Broughton challenged Fred Turnbull for a second time. There were several candidates for City council. The election saw one of the largest turnouts in Red Deer’s history. Fred Turnbull got re-elected as mayor, but only by a margin of 21 votes. Councilors W.P Code and Cecil Hewson were re-elected, with George Orme, a local undertaker, becoming the new member on council.

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Local Jurisdiction: Red Deer County, Province of Alberta

Notice is hereby given that an advance vote will be held for the filling of the Notice is hereby given that an election will be held for the filling of the following following offices: offices: Office(s) Number of Vacancies Ward or Electoral Division Number Councillor 1 Division 2 Ward or Electoral Division Number Councillor Office(s) Number of Vacancies 1 Division 3 Councillor 1 Division 2 Councillor 1 Division 4 Councillor 1 Division 3 Councillor 1 Division 5 Councillor 1 Division 4 Councillor 1 Division 6 Councillor 1 Division 5 Advance voting will take place on the following two days: Councillor 1 Division 6 10th day of October, 2013, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. ,and Voting will take place on the 21st day of October, 2013, between the hours of 12th day of October, 2013, between the hours of 12 noon and 8 p.m. The Voting Station will be located at: 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Voting Stations will be located at: Division 2 •Balmoral Community Centre •Willowdale Community Centre •Crossroads Church

Division 3 •Ridgewood Community Centre •Springbrook Fire Hall •Penhold Regional Multiplex •Edwell Community Hall •Aberdeen Community Centre

Division 4 •Knee Hill Valley Community Centre •Innisfail Public Library •Bowden Friendship Centre •Cottonwood Gordon Ag Community Centre

Division 5 •Spruce View Community Hall •Fensala Hall - Markerville •Benalto Ag Centre •Sylvan Lake Community Centre

Red Deer County Centre 38106 Rge Rd 275, Red Deer County DATED at Red Deer County, in the Province of Alberta, this 2nd day of October, 2013. Nancy Lougheed, Returning Officer (403-357-2366)

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In order to vote, you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be one or more of

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City to host first annual Teen Empowerment Day Speakers include convicted impaired driver Chad Olsen BY KIRSTEN PALARDY Red Deer Express Teens are invited to join in on a new event to Red Deer entitled Teen Empowerment Day. Event organizer, Nicole Maurier, said the idea for the event stemmed from realizing there was a lack of events of the self-betterment variety in the City. “I know for me personally I have taken a lot of personal development courses and a lot of times had to travel out of Red Deer for them,” said Maurier. She added that having a 15-year-old daughter added to her knowledge of the daily struggles of being a teenager. “Having a teenager with teenage friends I hear the challenges that teens are faced with and I realized that Red Deer doesn’t have anything like this outside of the schools or camps where the teens can attend an allday event.” The event will be at Red Deer College on Nov. 23 and is an all-day event full of speakers, demonstrations, free lunch and even free tshirts. Maurier said the event is for teenagers aged 13-17 and admission is free. One of the speakers is Miss Teen Red Deer, Madison Fertig. “She has just been crowned Miss Teen Red

Deer and lost her really close long-time friend to suicide in February, so she will be sharing her experience and the impact that suicide has on friends.” Parents Nicole and Dean Williams whose son was Fertig’s friend will also be in attendance and speaking about the impact of suicide on family. AJ Mahoney, a teacher at Notre Dame, will speak about the school community aspect of a loss to suicide. “Then we also have Chad Olsen. He is pretty wellknown based on his ordeal. He will be speaking about the impact of drinking and driving based on his experience and his decision to drive under the influence.” Maurier said Olsen’s goal is to empower teens to make smart choices and know what consequences they are facing if they make poor decisions. “What I liked about Chad is that he reminds me a lot of just anybody’s kid. He was 21 at the time, was drinking, and made the choice to drive and now he’s seeing the consequences that will forever have on his life.” It’s important to see the life altering side of an impaired driving incident from another perspective, said Maurier. She said usually it’s the victim or their family that speaks, so she

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CITY BRIEFS PATIO SEASON WRAPS UP THIS WEEK Patio season is coming to a close for this year, and removal of the Ross Street Patio started Oct. 8. Over the summer there were 28 performances by local artists, three First Friday Patio Parties, and community events hosted on the patio that created a vibrant community in downtown Red Deer. The removal should be completed by the weekend, and temporary lane closures may be needed during the removal. Any temporary painted lines in the space will be removed and previous road markings and the parking configuration will be reinstated.

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PERMIT VALUES HOLD STRONG Residential building permit values are up $4.5 million this month, as compared to September 2012. Contributing to the increase in values was a building permit issued for the third phase of apartments on Michener Boulevard, at a construction value of $5.2 million. Overall the permits issued for this September are comparable to last year’s numbers. Monthly permit statistics are posted on the City’s web site at www.reddeer.ca/inspections.

RED DEER COLLEGE STUDENTS ELECT NEW EXECUTIVE Students at Red Deer College elected the 2013-2014 Vice President College Affairs in a bi-election. The new executive member is Tanis Penney, VP College Affairs. She joins Martin Cruz, president; Rebecca Tootoosis, VP Operations;

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an incentive to divert those materials from the landfill.” Yard waste includes grass clippings, leaves, tree branches and garden plants. All plastic bags must be removed from the yard waste, and no garbage is permitted. Free drop-off is available to Red Deer residents only, and no commercial haulers are accepted. Curbside pickup of yard waste continues until Nov. 8. The Waste Management Facility is located at 1709 40 Ave., just off the Delburne Rd. The facility will be open for yard waste drop-off, Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The yard waste collected at the Waste Management Facility is turned into compost, which is sold at an affordable price each year to residents. People interested in composting in their backyard, either on their own or by joining the City’s backyard composting program in

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“We approach dementia as a journey, beginning with signs and symptoms and, of course, a diagnosis,” explains Christine Prysunka, manager, client services with the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT Red Deer and Central Alberta office. “The Seeds of Hope Family Learning series is like your GPS, pointing out the useful pieces of information that will help.” The next session of the Seeds of Hope will begin Oct. 17 and is part of the free programming provided by the Alzheimer Society of Alberta & NWT. To register or for more information, contact Christine Prysunka at 403-342-0448.

LENDING CUPBOARD LANDS NEW VAN Thanks to the efforts of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, the Lending Cupboard received a new Transit Connect van with funds raised during the annual Cattle Round Up held last month.

technologist. “You don’t need to carpool every day of the week to save money. Even one day a week can save up to 10 per cent of your daily commuting costs.” Registering for carpool.ca takes a few minutes, and is open to all residents in the Red Deer area. There are a number of businesses in and around Red Deer pre-entered into the system, and the City is looking to partner with as many businesses as possible. “We know there are a lot of people who commute to Red Deer, and from Red Deer to surrounding communities,” said Sealey. “The carpool.ca system matches drivers based on their destination, so if you work in the Red Deer area, there is a good chance you can

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rade is bigger and brighter than ever winding through the streets of beautiful downtown Red Deer on Nov. 16 starting at 5:30 p.m. Other festivities that day involve family activities in City Hall Park at 4 p.m. Stick around after the parade for a light show at the Old Court House sponsored by Tim Horton’s followed up by the Lighting of the Festival’s Biggest Christmas Tree sponsored by Bilton Welding and Manufacturing and the City of Red Deer. This year, Bilton Welding and Manufacturing is providing cash awards to the brightest and best - first place $2,000; second place $1,500; third place $1,000 and People’s Choice Award $500.

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to generous donors. There’s wild live bidding action as donors pick their favourite calf, displayed on the big screen, and open their pocket books for a great cause. This year Cattle Round Up benefited both The Lending Cupboard and senior’s healthcare and raised over $90,000. The van was officially presented to the Lending Cupboard Oct. 3.

CARPOOL AND SAVE October is carpool month, and the City of Red Deer has partnered up with carpool.ca to give Red Deerians a free, easy way to save money on their daily commute. There are over 200 people registered so far, and the City would like to get over 300 participants registered by the end of carpool month. “Carpooling has benefits for our environment, and it can have benefits for your wallet too,” said Jonathan Sealey, traffic analysis

on election day. New this year, voter identification must be shown prior to voting that establishes both the elector’s name and current address. A full list of authorized identification is available at www.reddeer.ca/reddeervotes. For more information about the 2013 municipal election, including a map of voting stations, call the City of Red Deer at 403-3428132 or visit www.reddeer.ca/reddeervotes.

CURVES FIGHTS BREAST CANCER Curves has announced that in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month residents in Red Deer are invited to purchase a $10 punch

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ing 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. Many of the questions focus on postsecondary 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

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find someone to carpool with.” Red Deerians can visit carpool.ca and complete the online registration to receive a list of potential carpool partners. All information is kept confidential and users make no commitment by signing up. For more information on the program, see the attached questions and answers.

SANTA CLAUS PARADE ENTRIES Red Deer Downtown Business Association is accepting applications for the 2013 Santa Claus Parade. “The Festival of Trees begins with this beautiful evening in downtown Red Deer, and we want as many people as possible to experience the magic of the season with us. It’s a great opportunity for business and organizations to show community spirit,” said Tyler Bowman, parade coordinator. Presented by Stantec and organized by the Downtown Business Association, the pa-

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Remember to name your entry so judges know who you are. Closing date for applications is Oct. 31. For a parade application form visit www. downtownreddeer.com or call the Downtown Business Association at 403-340-8696.

ADVANCE VOTING OFFICIALLY OPEN Election day is Oct. 21; however, residents who aren’t able to cast their ballot on election day can vote at one of the advance voting days. These include Oct. 11-12, 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting will take place at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (4525 47 A Ave.) from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day. To be eligible to vote, an elector must be at least 18-years-old, a Canadian citizen, have resided in Alberta for the last six consecutive months immediately preceding election day (since April 21) and a resident of Red Deer

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card for 10 workouts at Curves with proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The 10 workouts can be done in honour of someone who has battled breast cancer and a poster will be up in the club for each participant to sign as a way to show community support. The 30-minute Curves Circuit features a full body workout with strength training and cardio. For more information contact any staff member at Curves Red Deer South at 403343-7560. The address of the club is #150 2085 50th Ave.

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 ten Central Alberta school districts compete against one another with the goal of help-

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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. 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 can join the competition. Schools with the most participation will be presented with a cheque they can use towards school projects or fundraising.


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Assessment ordered for alleged City robber BY ERIN FAWCETT Red Deer Express A psychiatric assessment has been ordered for a man who was allegedly involved in a robbery at a Fas Gas in West Park that left the clerk injured from gun shot wounds. RCMP said at 11:20 p.m. on Sept. 11 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. The victim was hit in the hand and face and continues to recover in a Calgary hospital. The suspect was last seen fleeing westbound on Cronquist Dr. on a bicycle. He turned himself into Blackfalds police on Sept. 13. Jeffrey Lyle Geary, 30, of no fixed address in Red Deer has been charged with attempted murder, robbery with a prohibited firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm and possession of a

stolen prohibited firearm.  Geary  was remanded into custody and  will appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 31. The victim, who has been identified as Jaysen Arancon Reyes, 26, moved to Canada from the Philippines this past spring. In addition, the Filipino migrants group MigranteAlberta is hosting a fundraising event on Oct. 19 at The Hub on Ross got Reyes. 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. Filmmakers Malcolm Guy and Marie Boti’s documentary tackles how Canada’s Temporary Worker Program is creating what they described as ‘rent-aworkers’ trend in the workforce. In a recent passport outreach mission in Red Deer by the Philippine Consular Office this Sept. 21-24, members of Migrante-Alberta asked Consul General Jose Ampeso whether the Philip-

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pine 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 Corporation, 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.

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fyi EVENTS Great Bend Community Harvest Turkey Supper runs Oct. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Delburne Community Hall. Tickets at the door. 403-749-2453. Central Alberta Theatre presents Butterflies Are Free by Leonard Gershe, Oct. 10-12 at 7:30 PM in the Nickle Studio, Memorial Centre. Tickets at Black Knight Inn Ticket Office (403) 755-6626 or online at www.blackknightinn.ca. Red Deer Arts Council and Red Deer Public Library host Rooted in the Arts II: The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection which runs in the Kiwanis Gallery of the Red Deer Public Library from Oct. 9 to Dec. 1. Our First Friday Red Deer will be Nov. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Musical Entertainment will also highlight this evening. You could swim with sharks in San Francisco, drive four of the world’s super cars in the desert or enjoy a shopping spree at Bloomingdales if you’re a winner in Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s 2014 calendar raffle. Calendars along with the raffle ticket are only $20 and can be purchased through the Centre’s web site or volunteers, by email or phone and will be available at merchants in Red Deer and surrounding area. This fundraiser is sponsored by Shell Caroline leaving 100% of the profits to support the wildlife hospital and education programs provided by the Centre. Only 1,800 tickets will be available so get yours now www.mrwc.ca, 403-728-3467. The Golden Circle is now taking registrations for their Christmas Craft and Bake Sale on Nov. 16th. Table rental is $20 and the sale runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to rent a table and sell your wares drop into the Golden Circle at 4620-47 A Ave. and register. For more information call Diane at 403-343-6074. Benalto & Area Rural Crime Watch Society AGM will be held Oct.

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24 at 7 p.m., at the Benalto Leisure Cent Centre, Ag. Grounds. Elections and year end business. Guest Speaker: Cpl. Mike Purse, recently posted to Sylvan Lake RCMP. Membership should reside within area patrolled by Sylvan Lake RCMP. 403-746-3429. ‘The Michener Hill Curling Club league begins on Oct. 15 and is looking for Monday night Ladies Teams and Tuesday night Mixed Teams’. Do you know your medications? Do you know if you are taking your medications safely? Do you keep an up-to-date list of your medications? Learn the importance of knowing your medications and taking them safely. During Pa-

ticket. While the music is primarily Renaissance era related, a mixture of carols and some contemporary music is included. Location: Chalet at the Westerner grounds. For tickets, contact Diane at 403-347-6567 or at her email address - getpacking@ hotmail.com. Join us for our 20th anniversary production! All aboard - dinner theatre - fundraiser for Benalto Train Station - will offer dinner and play ‘A Bench in the Sun’ by Say It Ain’t So Theatre Group at the Benalto Community Hall on Oct. 19. Supper at 6 p.m. with theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets $50, available at Benalto Store or call Gloria Murphy at 403-746-5494.

of candidates. Join us at The Hub on Ross (4936 Ross St.) on Oct. 18th from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet the candidates for City council and the mayor’s seat. All citizens are welcome to hear these candidates speak to our questions in plain language that we all can understand. Please call The Hub on Ross for more information 403-340-4869. Real Men Sing Barbershop! The Wild Rose Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus is a chorus for males of all ages who love to sing four-part a cappella harmony. We are a proud member of the Barbershop Harmony society providing entertainment at seniors’ lodges, hospitals and numerous community and private functions

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www.parklandgarden.ca tient Safety Week, practitioners will be available to answer your questions and to help you create your personal medication list. Visit an Alberta Health Services Information booth between Oct. 28th and Nov. 1st, at the following locations: Red Deer Regional Hospital at the Café VA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Parkland Mall on Oct. 29 from opening until noon beside the food court; Golden Circle on Oct 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library; Bower Place Mall on Oct. 31from opening to noon near Central Court. The Red Deer Chamber Singers will be presenting its annual Renaissance Music production on Nov. 28-29. Nov. 28 will feature the Dessert Night presentation at a cost of $25 per ticket, with doors opening at 7 p.m., concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29th with feature the Feast Night presentation, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $65 per

Knox Presbyterian Church is hosting a ham supper on Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults; 12 years of age and under $5; pre-schoolers are free. Tickets available at the church office or at the door. For more information, call the church office at 403-346-4560.

throughout the year. No experience is required, just a love to sing. Join us on Tuesday evening, rehearsals from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Davenport Church of Christ (#68 Donlevy Ave.) For information, call David at 403-342-1318 or email crozsmit@telusplanet. net. Visit www.harmonizers.ca.

Sacred Heart CWL Annual Tea and Bazaar Oct. 19 at Sacred Heart Church, 5508 48A Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Admission $5. (Includes lunch). Crafts, baking and tea for sale.

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@ LDRedDeer.ca for more information. Visit www.LDRedDeer.ca.

Perogy Supper runs Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $11; 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. Previously announced Plain Language civic election forum is re-scheduled due to conflicting dates and responsibilities

A Drumming Circle is being held at Blackfalds United Church on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10, $5 child and includes a drum. You are encouraged to bring your own drum if you have one. No experience is necessary

and drumming circles help to relieve stress and aid people to feel emotionally and spiritually connected. Jeannette Hippie, a local drumming facilitator, will be leading the group. Preregistration is encouraged to ensure enough drums. Contact Karen at 403-885-4151 or dkolfert@telus.net to register or more information. Check our website at blackfaldsunitedchurch.com for details of this and upcoming events. Central Alberta Singles dance runs Oct. 26 at Penhold Hall. Doors open at 8 p.m., music starts at 8:30 p.m. Members and invited guests only; new members are welcome. For information call Elaine at 403-341-7653 or Bob and 403-304-7440. Additional dances will be held Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 14 and Dec. 28. Perogy Supper - Oct. 17th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adults $11; 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 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’. 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


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Week of October 9 - October 16, 2013 and host the annual tea, craft and bake and white elephant table sale to be held at the Lacombe Hospital and Care Centre on Oct. 23. Craft and bake sale at 2 p.m. Tea at 2:30 p.m. The Centre for Spiritual Living is hosting dinner and a movie Oct. 25. On Oct. 30, check out The Gentle Art of Self Care at 7 p.m. Save the date – Nov. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. – jam session and singalong, 9 to 11 p.m. – dance party with the music of Don and Cindy Helfrick. For details on all our events, visit www.cslreddeer.org. The RDRWA will be holding its “Fall Forum & General Meeting - Be the Watershed - Live, Work and Play” on Oct. 25 from 9:30am – 3 p.m. 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 info@rdrwa.ca by Oct. 17. You can also register on-line at www.rdrwa.ca. Chili for a Cause luncheon - presented by GrammaLink-Africa. Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hub 4936 Ross St. Homemade chili served in a handmade pottery bowl which is yours to keep, homemade buns, pumpkin cupcakes, coffee and tea. Tickets at the door for & $18 ( cash only). All proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. For further information contact Diane 403-346-2174.

SEMINARS Power to Parent course, Saturdays 9 to noon Nov. 16 to Dec. 7. Featuring dynamic teaching materials from Dr. Neufeld. More information or to register www.shalomcounselling. com or phone 403-342-0339. The Alzheimer Society will run a new session of the Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series focusing on Early Stage

dementia beginning Oct. 17th. Providing education and support for families of persons living with Alzheimer Disease and related dementias, the series consists of sessions with activities and presenters to address specific issues related to each stage. Topics for the early stage series include Exploring the Experience of Dementia, You as the Care Provider, Understanding Dementia, and Planning Ahead. For details and to register for this free learning series, contact Christine Prysunka, manager, client services at 403 342 0448. The Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association is hosting a free wellness workshop on Understanding Osteoarthritis and Stay-

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: Nov. 19: Getting Started: Planning for success. 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: Life-

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to register, please call 1-87777314-6997. The session is open 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. YARD Yoga Studio: Come Play @ YARD - Red Deer’s ONLY not-for-profit Yoga Studio! Registration is NOW open for the Fall Session! Classes run to Dec. 20. Our revamped schedule includes many new classes geared to a variety of levels, ages and needs. Full details @ www.reddeeryoga.ca, info@reddeeryoga.ca or 403-350-5830.

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Visit us at www.laebon.com ing Fit at Home on Oct. 24 at the 12-03087.indd 13-00666.indd 11 Golden Circle from 1 until 4 p.m. The workshop on Understanding Osteoarthritis will describe the symptoms, explain self management strategies and review various therapies available. Staying Fit at Home describes simple exercises that can be used to maintain and improve health and wellness while being at home. For further information and to register please call Jeanette at 403-782-9414 by Oct. 15. 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

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 403-742-5217. 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., the first meeting being held is Sept. 12. Call Jaclyn at 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. Are you having problems with someone else’s drinking? We are an anonymous group of men and women who can offer encouragement and support. Call Al-Anon Family groups at 403-346-0320 for a list of meetings in Red Deer and the surrounding area.

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style Change: A tool kit for success. Dec. 9 & 16: Minding Stress: Effectively 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.

Cosmos Rehabilitation Society, 30/11/12 28/02/13 10:17 2:51 AM PM which supports individuals living with a developmental disability, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability, and or sensory impairment, has lots of free workshops coming up including Personal Safety, Stress Management, Grief, Handling Change, Communication and Self-Esteem. 403-343-0715.

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. 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

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. Reminder to the Celiacs, sensitive and allergic to gluten that we will resume our regular meetings, the second Tuesday of the month @ Sobeys South, 5211-22St, RD

Writers’ Ink, the Red Deer and District writers group for authors of all genres 18 years and older meets every Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at Sunnybrook Farm Museum. Small membership and drop-in fees apply. First 3 visits free. For more contact Judith at (403) 309-3590. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step support group offering a solution for all forms of food addiction. No dues, fees or weigh-in. Central Alberta groups meet in Red Deer, Lacombe and Rimbey. For locations and dates, call Joanne at 403-314-1972. The Red Deer Art Club meets Thursdays at l p.m. at the Golden Circle. Individuals are welcome to drop in and participate in mini art classes. Drop in fee $1 applies. Phone Marianne at 403-986-2600 for information. The Parkinson’s Society Education and Support Group runs the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Davenport Church of Christ. 403-346-4463.


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Volunteer opportunities in Central Alberta For more volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Red Deer at www.volunteerreddeer.ca or call 403-346-3710.

NEW LISTINGS: Family Services of Central Alberta is recruiting volunteers to help with the “Family & Schools Together” Program on Thursday evenings from 4:30 – 8 p.m. at West Park. Contact Sandy at 403-309-8215 or email stwidale@fsca.ca. Ten Thousand Villages is looking for volunteers to support Fair Trade. Contact Leslie at 403-341-0178 or email reddeer@ villages.ca.

Special Olympics of Red Deer is in need of coaches for its curling, 10 pin bowling and indoor soccer programs. The time commitment is one day per week for 1-2 hours. Contact Jerry Tennant at 587 273 4672 or Email: jerry@specialolympicsreddeer.ca.

ONGOING LISTINGS: Adult Literacy Program at the Dawe Library is looking for volunteer tutors to assist students with reading, writing and speaking English or basic math skills. Students are from all walks of life and from many countries. Contact Lois Prostebby at 403-346-2533 or Email: lprostebby@rdpl. org.

FEATURED LISTINGS: Red Cross is seeking volunteers to facilitate the ‘senior’s violence and abuse prevention’ workshops. Contact Leigh Baker at 403-346-1241 or email leigh.baker@redcross.ca. Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for In-School Mentors to spend one hour a week with a student. Contact Janessa at 403-342-6500 or visit bbbsreddeer.ca.

Alberta Generations Project needs senior volunteers with room to share. Students attending Red Deer College in the fall are looking for housing accommodations for the fall. They are in urgent need of seniors that have room in their homes and are interested in being a part of the HomeShare project. Contact Dawna Morey at 403-348-6547 or email dmorey@fsca.ca.

Bethany Care is recruiting volunteers with disabilities for the hydration cart program. Special arrangements have been made to assist volunteers with hydration cart operations, such as the inclusion of photos and names on each glass. Contact Ann at 403-357-3702 or email Ann.vanhemmen@bethanyseniors.com.

Bibles for Missions Thrift Store (BFM) is looking for volunteers in a wide variety of areas. We require volunteers to work with our recycling team and train as a cashier. A pleasant personality, discernment and good physical abilities are assets. Both flexible and regularly scheduled hours are available. Store hours are Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Contact Bob at 403-340-2522.

Family Services of Central Alberta is recruiting volunteers to help with the “Under 6 Club.” Duties include set-up, snacks, and clean-up. Contact Sandy at 403-3098215 or email stwidale@fsca.ca.

Bethany Collegeside is in need of Wool Yarn Donations, to make blankets for their residents for Christmas. Contact Ann to donate, at 403-357-3702 or email ann.vanhemmen@bethanyseniors.com.

Family Services of Central Alberta is recruiting volunteers to join their Board of Directors. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday evening of the month. Interested Board members will have skills and expertise in the areas of Finance or Human Resource. Contact Sandy at 403-309-8215 or email stwidale@fsca.ca.

Blackfalds & District Victim Support Society needs Crisis Support Workers to provide services 24/7 free of charge. Training will be provided. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity with on-call shifts available - days, evenings and weekends. For more information or to request a volunteer application form please contact

Gloria Derksen at admin@victimsupport. ca or 403-885-3355.

Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre is currently looking for volunteers to help with our Supportive Transportation Program as we provide transportation to clients who need to go to medical appointments and to clients who attend lunch on Wednesday’s at the Golden Circle. For more information, contact Diane at 403343-6074 Ext. 108.

Family Services of Central Alberta is seeking volunteers for the ‘Gifts for Grandparents’ Program, to deliver gift bags to seniors in the community in the Christmas Season. Contact Liz at 403-309-0180 or email lleinweber@fsca.ca.

NOTICE OF ELECTION And

Requirements for Voter Identification LOCAL AUTHORITIES ELECTION ACT (Sections 12, 35, 46, 53)

Local Jurisdiction: LACOMBE COUNTY, Province of Alberta Notice is hereby given that an election will be held for the filling of the following offices: Office COUNTY COUNCILLOR COUNTY COUNCILLOR COUNTY COUNCILLOR

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Electoral Division Number Division 1 Division 2 Division 3

Voting will take place on the 21st day of October, 2013, between the hours of 10 AM and 8 PM. Voting stations will be located at: Division 1

Alix Community Hall (5008 - 49 Avenue, Alix) Haynes Hall (SE 4-39-24-W4)(Haynes Rd.)

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Mirror Community Hall (5120 - 50 Avenue, Mirror) Tees Hall (24 McNabb Street, Tees)(SE 25-40-24-W4) Westling Hall (RR25-0 and Milton Rd.)(SE 13-41-25-4)

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Lakeside Hall (RR 26-3 and Lakeside Rd.)(SE 4-40-26-W4) Joffre (Motor Home on Railway Avenue) Blackfalds Community Hall (4810 Womacks Rd., Blackfalds)

In order to vote you must produce identification for inspection. The identification must be: (a) one piece of photo identification with name and address issued by a Canadian government whether federal, provincial, local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and his or her name and current address, or (b) one piece of identification authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer under the Election Act (Alberta) with name and address as required by section 53(1)(b)(i) of the Local Authorities Election Act. For a complete list of Voter Eligibility Identification Requirements please visit www.lacombecounty.com. DATED at Lacombe County in the Province of Alberta, this 24th day of September, 2013. Michele Grismer, Returning Officer returningofficer@lacombecounty.com 403.348.6564

There are NEW Voter ID requirements for the municipal elections. Upcoming municipal elections on October 21 across Alberta offer a chance to vote for the future of your community. New Voter ID requirements mean you’ll need to 13101DA3 13095DA1 bring proper identification to be able to vote. Check with your municipality about local requirements.

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2013 FLOOD RECOVERY

The deadline to start your application for Disaster Recovery Funding is November 30. If your home, farm or business was flood damaged, you should apply now for flood recovery funding. 13101DA5

Even though you may have registered with the Alberta Government and provided important contact information, a full application for disaster relief funding must be started by November 30 in order to qualify for assistance.

You should apply now for Disaster Recover Funding even if: • You have already provided some application information • You are still dealing with your insurance claims • You are still completing cost assessments for repair or rebuilding Application forms are available online at alberta.ca

We’re here to help. Apply NOW so that we can provide you with the assistance you need to repair and rebuild. Visit alberta.ca or call 310-4455 toll-free for more help.

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CIBC Run for the Cure a big success More than $233,980 was raised as hundreds participate in Red Deer’s annual Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure this past weekend. Across the prairies/NWT region, more than $4.76 million was raised with more than 29,050 participants in 10 communities More than 1,240 participants gathered at the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School to help raise over $233,980 for the breast cancer cause. Dollars raised through the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure help fund innovative research, health education and advocacy programs that aim to reduce the incidence and mortality rates of breast

cancer and help support women and their families who have experienced the disease. “Time and again, the Red Deer community – along with the entire prairies/NWT region – amazes us with their dedication to the Foundation and breast cancer cause,” says Bonnie Megley, VP business development for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT Region. “The efforts of the participants, volunteers and corporate and community partners brings us one step closer to our vision of creating a future without breast cancer, and for that we are so very grateful and appreciative of their support.” The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single

day, volunteer-driven fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. “Thank you to all the CIBC Run for the Cure participants, the volunteers, and the donors,” says Christina Kramer, executive vice-president, CIBC, title sponsor for the past 17 years. “With so many Canadian families touched by breast cancer, we are proud to see thousands of dedicated people come together for this cause every year. Your support really makes a difference in helping to achieve a future without breast cancer.” - Fawcett

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A Comedy of Errors opens RDC’s theatre season BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Theatre studies students at Red Deer College are delving into the flat-out fun and many charms of a Shakespearean classic for their season opener this year. A Comedy of Errors opens Oct. 10 in Studio A, with curtain set for 7:30 p.m. Performances continue through to Oct. 19. “This whole play is about mistaken identity,” explains director Jeff Page. “Two sets of identical twins end up in the same city, and that’s where it begins.” The twins were separated at birth, and when both sets end up in the town of Ephesus, a chain of mistaken identities and hilarious encounters with the unusual townsfolk occur. The result is one wacky and magical evening of comedy. “The perfect time period I find for almost every Shakespeare play, like when we did A Midsummer Night’s Dream last year, is the 1910-20 period,” he explains. “That’s because a lot of Shakespeare’s plays are about liberating women one way or the other, or they at least feature that at some point. “The big argument in this play is about why do men get to do what they want and we don’t?” It’s a topic that bubbles up via a series of scenarios, and because A Midsummer Night’s Dream was set in that period last year, Page opted for the 1950s to 1960s

era instead. “If you can find an era that is relevant to something going on in the story, then it makes sense.” Page has directed A Comedy of Errors before – at the Freewill Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton. “I think it’s a pure farce. It’s based on a Roman farce. And he sets plays in the Mediterranean, so the people are very passionate.” This rendition at RDC features 18, second-year theatre arts students. “What I love is that they are so willing to really find the real passion and desperation that makes this funny.” Page said his approach focuses on exploring the play and what it stands for – it’s not so much about his personal interpretation of a particular work. “My job as a director is to figure out what’s happening and convey that in a way so that we are all on the same page – actors, technicians, designers, myself – so that we are all going in the same direction; we are all using the same map. “So I didn’t change anything in terms of my preparation – what changed were the actors. The best thing I can do is to be open to the new actors and not try to conform to some idea I had in the past. “All characters spring from this combination of what’s written and who is doing it. I would not be doing anyone any favours if I was approaching it trying to match my other production or trying to be different from another production.”

Page also said he encouraged the students to look at it like it was a brand new production. “Let’s not look at it like it’s some great work that we all have to be scared of. Let’s look at it like it’s a new play that we need to decode – like with every play.” As to the play’s comical nature, Page said the secret to farce is to take it very seriously. “We’re not trying to do a comedy, we’re trying to do a play where someone might say ‘I’m really upset because I think my husband’s going crazy because he doesn’t remember talking to me 10 minutes ago.’ Or ‘I’m really upset because someone keeps calling me by a name and they act like they know me, but I’ve never seen them before.’ The deal is that they really have to play it seriously.” Page relates it to a story about the legendary actor Sir Laurence Olivier who was in a production where hell’s breaking loose and his character is simply asking for a cup of tea. It would bring the house down. “But as they did the scene more and more, it wasn’t getting as big of a laugh. He asked a fellow actor why that was, and was told he had stopped asking for a cup of tea and had started asking for a laugh.” As for the enduring appeal of Shakespeare, Page points to the Bard’s understanding of the dramatic situation. “He just has a way of phrasing things. And a lot of people I know consider him the first real humanist

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COMEDIC APPEAL – The Red Deer College presents Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors opening Thursday night. Jake Tkaczyk, Jennifer Sutter, Victoria Day, and Constance Isaac re-enacted a scene of the play that is based on two sets of identical twins who are separated Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express at birth. of theatre in the way he was talking about women in a different kind of way. “One of the things that also resonates is that there was this man in the 16th

century that could address poetically his ideas that really are at the core of the human struggle – questions of identity, of love, of oneself versus one’s own char-

acter weaknesses and just functioning in the world.” For ticket information, call 403-755-6626 or visit www.blackknightinn.ca. editor@reddeerexpress.com

Municipal Election Forum October 17, 2013 6:30 pm Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm

Harvest Centre, Westerner Park Open to the public. No charge. No RSVP required. This forum is hosted by the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce.

Mary Anne Jablonski

Hon. Cal Dallas

MLA Red Deer North 403-342-2263

MLA Red Deer South 403-340-3565

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RDC instructor ‘man of many talents’ Larry Reese showcases new art exhibit and plans for some new projects BY MARK WEBER Red Deer Express Red Deer College film instructor Larry Reese is truly a man of many talents. He teaches motion picture arts, and produces and directs film projects on his own as well. He is an acclaimed painter, an accomplished director of both stage and screen. He has appeared in several TV and movie productions as a gifted actor. And he’s an engaging, professionally-trained musician. And over the coming months, folks will have several chances to enjoy Reese’s exceptional work on all the aforementioned fronts, starting with a new exhibit showing at City Centre Stage. Many new paintings are set up in the facility’s new gallery, and reflect Reese’s unique and compelling approach to the visual arts in a contemporary and comfortable setting. “I love colour – that’s one thing with me, I’m not a very ‘subtle’ guy,” he explains with a laugh as he looks around at his paintings on display. “And with my work, there’s hopefully a sense of humour – in a lot of it.” Indeed, his versatility shines through at every turn, from a bright and superb family portrait to the softer and muted sensibilities of Eternal Winter. “To me, these works are a reflection of how I see Central Alberta.” The exhibit will be on display until early November. Meanwhile, Reese is also

gearing up to showcase his musical side with Red Deer College’s upcoming production of Alice Through the Looking Glass, set to run Nov. 21-30. The classic tale will feature music written by Reese. He actually penned a score for a production of Alice Through the Looking Glass in the early 1970s, and RDC’s production has brought those initial compositions to life once again. “It was when I was in my early 20s and I was in the University of Alberta music department. I was interested in all things theatre as well,” he explains. Reese wrote music for a production of Alice Through the Looking Glass which was being staged at the time. “We did a professional production of it in Edmonton.” Other productions were to follow in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa. Skip ahead 40 years. “It had a life, it’s had wings, and then it was set aside,” he says of his composition. That is until RDC’s Jeff Page, who is directing next month’s production, approached Reese about his music. “I dug around in my basement, and luckily, in the box there it was – the original score.” Reese hadn’t heard the tunes for so long, he felt a bit of trepidation about it but a collaboration with musician Morgan McKee richly brought the set of songs to life once again. “It was like opening up a time capsule,” he explains of hearing the revitalized ren-

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NO LIMITS - Red Deer College instructor Larry Reese spends some time in the gallery at City Centre Stage surrounded by a new exhibit of some of his latest works. ditions of his melodies. “It was absolutely wonderful. “And as it stands now, there are six songs, a number of dances, music for the scene changes and background music as well. It was quite an elaborate score.” Also, Reese is appearing in a TV mini-series called Klondike, which is set to air next year. “I don’t have a major part, but the part I have is a lot of fun.” Reese filmed his part last spring on a set near Bragg Creek. “When I saw it, I thought wait a minute – I know this set. That’s because I had a recurring role on Lonesome Dove many years ago.

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That’s where they shot it. It’s amazing how adaptable that set is. “What I love about it is that I’m not a professional actor, I’m a professional teacher – and this gives me an opportunity to practice my craft and make sure that I’m practicing what I’m preaching. It also helps me to make sure that what I’m teaching is current because things are changing in this industry, in the way things are done. “How things are shot is changing, and one of our mandates at the College is to be contemporary and ‘on the edge’. It’s a great way to help me stay relevant. And then when I’m talking to

my students, it’s relevant to them now. “Students want to know what’s happening provincially, nationally, internationally. It all impacts on their ability to become competitive in this global entertainment market.” For Reese, having several means of artistic expression in his life brings a sense of renewal. It’s anything but draining. “They feed each other. The music feeds art choices. I bring my film students into this gallery because we talk about frame composition for film – and compositional elements are very similar.” Inspiration for one genre

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infuses a new creativity to be expressed in another way – and so on. This past summer, Reese and his wife, fellow RDC instructor Tanya Ryga, went to England and New York City and explored how creativity unfolds in other places. It’s always an enriching, invigorating process, he explains. It’s also a way of planting seed’s in one’s subconscious that can blossom into newfound creativity at a later date. “You can’t call up your subconscious at will,” he adds of the mysteries of creative expression. “But you can plant seeds.” editor@reddeerexpress.com

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Coal Creek Boys coming to The Hideout The Coal Creek Boys have had a nonstop extensive tour schedule since June of 2011 that has taken them throughout all areas of mid and western Canadian venues. The band plays The Hideout Oct. 19. The group is steadily gaining popularity, on both commercial and non-commercial radio, with highlights on top 40 radio stations, and extensive radio airplay on more than half a dozen U.S. radio stations, bulking an impressive American following. This year has brought the Coal Creek Boys some great attention in Canada and the United States and in other countries

with the release of their second album, Rose Town which features 16 songs written in the same historic tradition as their 2012 18-song debut Hard At it in Old Town. Singer/songwriter and front man Johnpaul Smith, alongside multi-instrumentalist, Dino Scavo, have based The Coal Creek Boys’ music and successes around a tremendous amount of hard work and endless dedication. Because of the hard work ethic, and release of two full length LPs in just over a year, both albums are selling and getting equal attention still.

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tive TV ads for Gravity that he considered not going to see it, but is very glad he did. The ads cover about the first 20 minutes of the movie so, for a change, they don’t give away the whole story. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play two astronauts working outside the space shuttle when a collision with space debris causes them to be cut loose from their ship and float free in space 600 km above the earth. Cut off from Houston by the accident, but temporarily safe in their space suits, they must find their way to a space

station to save their lives. Directed, and co-written by Alfonso Cuaron and his son Jonas, the movie does an incredible job of putting the viewer through an hour an a half fight for survival. Your emotions seesaw as things get better or things get worse. It is sometimes hard to accept so many things going wrong on one mission, but you seldom get off the edge of your seat. Solid performances from Bullock and Clooney with Clooney especially scoring as the calm, resourceful veteran. The movie is often quite beautiful to see.

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Drenched in the rich and diverse history of western Canadian coal mining, singer/ songwriter Smith leads the band and the music through a wide array of storytelling that rings bells of familiarity of what country music once was, and should be again. The Coal Creek Boys draw their listeners in with a classic and upbeat country/ blues swing, and then delivers with impact. A story, or tale, directly related to historical events, truth, and of personal experiences.

The special effects nearly always work and, unlike many films, don’t overshadow the characters, or seem intrusive. Certainly one of the year’s best and it’s hard to believe you are not really in space. Rating: five deer out of five

NEW ON VIDEO Nobody really liked it much but Hangover Part III made $112 million at the box office. Alf Cryderman is a Red Deer freelance writer and old movie buff.

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FUN SPLASH – With the weather getting colder by the day, more and more parents are heading indoors with their children to play. Ryder Halliday, 3, enjoyed the water park at the Collicutt Centre on Monday as he played.

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The decision that changed my life Watching my 17-monthold son roar around exploring the world all the time I can’t help but be rejuvenated by the sheet fascination of life itself. So much to learn, to do and so much fun to be had. His favourite saying is “Whazzat?”  Then he proceeds to point to everything around him.  He’s a little sponge, he wants to learn everything. He is so excited by the smallest things - something that opens, or closes, or swings, or moves. The water faucet, he loves water. It makes me wonder when and if it will happen. Will all that magic disappear? I meet a tragic number of people now who are miserable, sad, stuck,

Scott

McDERMOTT frustrated and lost. What happened?  We were all just like my young son. Well, I can relate. I remember back in the mid to late 90s. I was over 200 lbs, and no muscle mass beyond basic function, heck I couldn’t ski a single run without my legs screaming. I was sick all the time with and odd arrangement of ailments. I used to know what was on TV on any given night. I

had no plans for the weekend before Thursday, and I was really good at several computer games.  I had to take painkillers after shoveling the driveway, and wear a mask when mowing the lawn. I can see why I watched so much TV and played video games - I was escaping my life, because it sucked. Funny thing is, I thought it was pretty good for the most part, just like most folks I suspect. My entire life changed, with one simple decision. I decided to get fit. That’s it. I went to the doctor and he prescribed an anti depressant because I was having trouble with sleeping and stress and migraines and

all that. I refused to take it. I had a good talk with my doctor and asked if there was another option.   He recommended I try to get some exercise, eat well, and get some rest. Like I said -simple. I joined a gym. The lady at the gym gave me a videotape. It was a movie about seven people that ate well, exercised and had great results. I watched it and made a decision to change. That is the key part -- the decision. Decision means literally ‘to cut off’, as in to cut off all other options, and you know the difference. I am not talking about thinking ‘gosh, I should do this someday’....I am talking about that overwhelm-

ing feeling when you are 100% done with the old way. I threw out all the junk food in my house and went shopping for healthy food with the advice of my trainer. I stopped cold turkey, no more crap. Once I dropped 40 lbs and packed on 18 lbs of healthy muscle I became a trainer and now having my own gym, I get to spread the word on living life to the fullest. It’s been well over 15 years since then, and I have to say I have a lot more in common with my son than most people. Life is fun again! I get to choose from the smorgasbord of life, picking and choosing what I want to try. It’s so much better than being stuck.

I have eight weeks until the Ultraman World Championships, something I never thought possible for me, yet here I am, training for one of the hardest races in the world. I have never been to Hawaii before, and I cannot wait to riddle my tour guide with questions. To swim and bike and run around Kona seeing all sorts of things I have never seen before. Imagine what you could do if you just got fit and healthy again? Can you picture running around the planet shouting ‘whazzat?’ as you try new things and absolutely enjoy being alive? Scott McDermott is a personal trainer and owner of Best Body Fitness in Sylvan Lake.


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What I learned while being on the road What’s it like to be a medical journalist? It’s a combination of hard work, deadlines and loneliness. After all, computers are hardly good company. This is why, for several months, it’s been exciting meeting and greeting live humans

across Canada. And what was the number one question and worry of readers? I wasn’t surprised to find health consumers today are confused about medical care. Countless numbers of readers handed me a list

of prescription drugs they were taking. It quickly became apparent that ‘cholesterolphobia’ is a primary concern. It’s understandable, as pharmaceutical companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars linking cholesterol-low-

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slightly, figures that mean nothing. Many people had read my columns about Medi-C Plus, a powder containing high doses of Vitamin C and lysine. Studies show this natural combination can prevent heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular problems caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries). They asked, ”Can I stop CLDs and take this nontoxic, inexpensive and effective remedy?” This is a decision to discuss with your doctor. But since both C and lysine are natural substances that we all obtain in food, increasing the amount should not be a problem. Since my heart attack 15 years ago, this has been my only medication. Capsules of Medi-C Plus or the combination powder, which I find easier to take, are available at Health Food Stores. The next most frequently asked question was about possible complications from prescription drugs that treat osteoporosis. Many were taking calcium along with Vitamin D, but were unaware that Vitamin

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403.346.3356 Announcements ..................................0005-0030 What’s Happening ............................... 0049-0070 Garage Sales ......................................... 0100-0650 Employment ......................................... 0700-0920 Service Directory .................................. 1000-1430

Coming Obituaries Events

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Dwayne Fobes

passed away September 29, 2013 at Michener Long Term Care Centre. Dwayne was born in Olds, AB in 1926. He was predeceased by his eldest daughter, Sharon David, in 2012. Dwayne leaves to mourn his daughters, Judy Jones and Brenda Roe, and his son, Tyson Fobes. At his request, there will not be a funeral service.

Personals

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Coming Events

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GROW MARIJUANA COMMERCIALLY. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention, October 26 & 27. Toronto Airport, Marriot Hotel; www.greenlineacademy.com Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882. POPLAR RIDGE COMMUNITY annual Turkey Supper Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 5 PM. Advance tickets only. For more information, call Esther 403-346-5983 or Janet 403-346-5629.

Personals

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RED DEER HEALING ROOMS Imagine a Walk-In Clinic where Jesus is the Doctor. It’s a reality! Healing Rooms operate very much like a Walk-In Clinic, except it’s Free and open to all! Open Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at: THE PRAYER HOUSE 4111-55A Avenue, Red Deer. Open to anyone needing healing. No appointment necessary. Ph 403-350-8954

Oilfield

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AN ALBERTA OILFIELD Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging & meals provided. Drug testing required. Call 780-723-5051 Edson, Alberta.

Oilfield

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EXPERIENCED EQUIPMENT OPERATORS required for oilfield construction company. Knowledge of oilfield lease, road building. Competitive salary, benefits. Safety tickets, drivers abstract required. Fax resume 780-778-2444. NOW HIRING Production Testing Crews in various locations throughout Northern and central Alberta. Day Supervisors, Night Supervisors, Assistants. Please email: resumes @vencorproduction.com or fax 780-778-6998. NOW LOCATED in Drayton Valley. BREKKAAS Vacuum & Tank Ltd. Wanted Class 1 & 3 Drivers, Super Heater Operators with all valid tickets. Top wages, excellent benefits. Please forward resume to: Email: dv@brekkaas.com. Phone 780-621-3953. Fax 780-621-3959. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Oilfield

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WINCH TRACTOR OPERATORS. Must have experience operating a winch. To apply fax, email or drop off resume at the office. Phone 780-842-6444. Fax 780-842-6581. Email: rigmove@telus.net. Mail: H&E Oilfield Services Ltd., 2202 - 1 Ave., Wainwright, AB, T9W 1L7. For more employment information see our webpage: www.heoil.com.

Sales & Distributors

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Trades

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HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC, Flagstaff County, Sedgewick, Alberta. Please contact Kevin Kinzer at 780-384-4106 or kkinzer@flagstaff.ab.ca. Competitive salary, benefits & pension plan JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN(S) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

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The ACQUISITION GROUP 4831 - 51 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 2A6. Permanent position. Retail Sales $12/hr.,40 hrs/wk. Some relevant experience required. At least high school education. Door to door sales of client products. Sales ability and firm command of English language a must. Must be able to communicate and convince at suitable level for position. Send resume to: Adam@theacquisitiongroup.com.

Trades

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HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE CLASS 1 OR 3 OPERATORS. Full-time and part-time positions available. Openings in several Alberta areas. Fax resume to Carillion Canada 780-449-0574 or email: mcroft@carillionalberta.ca. Positions to start Oct. 15, 2103. Please state what position and location you are interested in. Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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Items to Buy/Sell .................................. 1500-1940 Agricultural ........................................... 2000-2210 For Rent ................................................ 3000-3200 Wanted to Rent..................................... 3250-3390 Real Estate ............................................4000-4190

AUTOMATED TANK MANUFACTURING INC. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca. 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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DRIVER NEEDED with clean Class 1 drivers licence for busy livestock hauling position. Based out of Westlock, Alberta. Email resume to: rob@jubileefarms.ca. FREIGHTLAND CARRIERS, a tri-axle air ride flatdeck carrier is looking for Owner/Operators to run Alberta only or 4 Western Provinces. Average gross $18 - 20,000/month. 1-800-917-9021

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EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced (or experienced) Mulcher Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002; Email: jobs @commandequipment.com EDMONTON BASED COMPANY seeks qualified & experienced Buncher Operator and Processor Operator. Fort McMurray, camp work, 21/7 rotation, flight in/out provided, safety tickets and drivers abstract required. Fax 780-488-3002; Email: jobs @commandequipment.com HOME BASED www.theblindspot.ca 1-800-290-6972

INTERESTED IN the Community Newspaper business? Alberta’s weekly newspapers are looking for people like you. Post your resume online. FREE. Visit: www.awna.com/ resumes_add.php. PUMPS & PRESSURE REQUIRES Air Wash & Lube Equipment Installers for Edmonton area. Email resume to: hr@pumpsandpressure.com or fax to 403-343-7922. Attention: Jack Tremain. Well established grooming shop in Lacombe is looking for a certified groomer with experience in all breeds. We are a small shop, focused on quality. Quality and pride in your work is extremely important, 3-5 years’ work experience is recommended when applying. Email your resume to: pawsitve.cj@gmail.com

Auctions

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BIG STRAPPER AUCTIONS Phone:403-304-4791 Location Moose Hall 2 mi. South of Ponoka on Hwy 2A *** Weekly Sales Wednesdays @ 6 pm *** Antique Sales 1st Sun. of ea. month @ 1 pm Check web for full listings & addresses bigstrapperauctions.net

Auctions

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Bud Haynes & Ward’s GUN AUCTION *** Sat., October 26th NEW time: 10 AM NEW location!! 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton, AB *** OVER 600 LOTS Part 2: Ed Edgedy Collection, incl. Civil War items, other antique items. Nice selection: rifles, shotguns, handguns incl. Win. Commemorative, antiques, etc. Good selection: Prints, daggers, watches, axes, hatchets, knives, ammo, reloading items & antique carved ivory tusks. *** PREVIEW: Fri., Oct. 25, 3-8 PM PH 403-347-5855 OR 780-451-4549 ***** budhaynesauctions.com WardsAuctions.com

GUN & SPORTSMAN AUCTION. October 12, 10 a.m. Firearms, ammo, parts, accessories, quad, & more! Unreserved! No buyers fee! Wainwright, Alberta. Scribner Auction, 780-842-5666; www.scribnernet.com. MEIER GUN AUCTION. Saturday, October 19, 11 a.m., 6016 - 72A Ave., Edmonton. Over 150 guns - Handguns, rifles shotguns, wildlife mounts, hunting and fishing equipment. To consign 780-440-1860.

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BEAUTIFUL SPRUCE TREES. 4 - 6 ft., $35 each. Machine planting; $10/tree (includes bark mulch and fertilizer). 20 tree minimum order. Delivery fee: $75 - $100/order. Quality guaranteed. 403-820-0961.

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DIE-CAST CARS, trucks, motorcycles. Gold eagle gifts. #14-6350-67 Street, east end of Cash Casino building.

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POLAR BEAR ONE DAY TOURS. Calgary and Edmonton departures this fall. Jet to Churchill & experience a 6 hour guided polar bear safari. 1-866-460-1415; www. classiccanadiantours.com

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Mortgages Bought/Sold

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Tires, Parts Acces.

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BANK SAID NO? Bank on us! Equity Mortgages for purchases, debt consolidation, foreclosures, renovations. Bruised credit, self-employed, unemployed ok. Dave Fitzpatrick: www.albertalending.ca. 587-437-8437, Belmor Mortgage

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Money To Loan

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SCRAMBLE - The Hunting Hills Lightning were left tripping over each other this past weekend under the lights at Great Chief Park as they lost against the Lindsey Thurber Raiders 25-16. Jin Ahn of Hunting Hills scrambled to recover after being taken out by his teammate Ashton Hall.

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Midget AAA team looking to repeat as champions BY JIM CLAGGETT Red Deer Express To repeat as a champion at any level of sport is difficult and to win on a national stage three times in a row is really pushing it but that’s the prospect facing the Red Deer Midget AAA Optimist Chiefs this season. Head Coach Doug Quinn has another group of teenagers ready to take on the task of following the same path as the last two teams which have claimed the national title in back-to-back years. “Certainly every year that’s our ultimate goal, to at least be competitive for our championship,” he said. “You never know how each team is going to come together.” He said last year’s team around this time of the year was not feeling very confident

about the chances of winning the title once again let alone getting the chance but they came together and managed to win the crown. The nature of amateur sports means the Red Deer team will be comprised of so many new faces ready to take on the job of getting back to that final game and of course each team has a different dynamic to it given the personnel taking to the ice. “This year’s team right now, we certainly look like we have got a little more offensive skill than what we had last year,” he said. “We’re a fast skating team and we’ve got some decent size.” He still feels there needs to be some good solid work done in tightening up things in the defensive zone and to continue developing a trademark of the Red Deer teams

which has been their work ethic. “That’s something we’ve had here year after year is a team that works harder than anybody.” As for the defensive zone Quinn likes the fact he has a veteran presence on defense in Gabe Bast and in goal with Jayden Sittler, both of whom are well aware of the effort it took from last year’s team to get to the final and win it all. “We’re lucky to have Jayden back this year. I wasn’t really expecting him to be here,” said Quinn. “I think he saw the opportunities that Matt Zentner (last year’s goalie) had when he came back, stepped up in the playoffs and had a big part in our championship run. I think Jayden’s looking for the same opportunity to carry this team.” While the chess pieces moving around the board change from year to year there is

a constant basic foundation this very successful program is looking for year after year which includes that work ethic and the commitment to be the best, he said. “But having said that we as coaches have to look at the type of players that we have and we have to adapt a little bit to what we’re given and adjust.” One advantage this crop of players has this year is being able to learn from former NHL’er Trent Hunter. The New York Islander has come back to where he was a part of the midget program under Brian Sutter to share his pro experience with the players. The bottom line here for Quinn though is for the players and the coaches to put in the work and see what the end result will be come the springtime. sports@reddeerexpress.com

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Lightning looks to strengthen team floats around or are you going to be the guy who becomes one of those leaders in the second and third year and carries on The world of sport at any level is full this tradition?” of different challenges even for a sucHe has a somewhat balanced lineup of cessful team such as the Hunting Hills players from all grades which has been Lightning football squad. a trend at Hunting Hills and Sedgewick The defending zone champs are al- said the effort is to try to keep that going ways going to get the other team’s best through the Bantam program because he game and Head Coach doesn’t want to see the Kyle Sedgewick said the ‘IT’S A CHALLENGE EVERY senior team top heavy players and staff need YEAR. IT’S A CHALLENGE with Grade 12 players to not get complacent or who are starters then EVERY WEEK.’ overconfident. they all graduate and “It’s a challenge evthe team is in a rebuild KYLE SEDGEWICK ery year. It’s a challenge year. every week. We battled that a little earThe Lightning have been consistently lier this season,” he said. “It’s natural near the top for the last four or five seafor the coaches to relax a little, myself sons and Sedgewick said it’s a great honincluded. It’s natural for the players, our to be recognized and have the school especially those coming in who know a put on the map but there’s more to just little bit abut our history.” seeing a number on a sheet of paper. Sedgewick said the veteran players are “What I’m proud of is that it brings atrelied upon to impress on the newcomers tention to our players, those who would about how important it is to prepare for like to play post secondary. University each game and to not think just showing and junior teams look at those rankings up and putting in the work is going to be and think maybe we should check these enough. Part of the Lightning success teams out.” can be found in the motto the team lives The Lightning suffered their first by and that is every player needs to make regular season loss in a few years losa mark on the program. ing last week to cross-town rival Lindsay “So how are you going to do that? Are Thurber. sports@reddeerexpress.com you going to be the guy who kind of

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hockey fighting debate rages on The George Parros face plant opened up the debate over fighting in the NHL once again (as well as opening a nice cut on his chin).

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CLAGGETT The call to remove fighting from the game has been around for many years and there is no sign it will go away soon. The one suggestion from Steve Yzerman is for a game misconduct to the combatants but that just won’t work. It allows the option for a tough guy to go after a skilled player and both are gone from the game. Or you will get more staged fights so both guys get the hot water in the shower. I don’t think the NHL

will ever be rid of fighting but here’s my suggestion to cut it down quite a bit. Get rid of the one-dimensional enforcer types each team goes out and spends money on. Parros has 18 goals in 453 NHL games. Colton Orr, 12 goals in 425 games and John Scott has netted one goal in 181 games. So the question is finding the balance between a tough guy and a goal scorer but NHL teams seem to think that’s impossible so they go with enforcer alone. Back in 1977/78 the Boston Bruins had 11 players who scored 20 or more goals that season. Included on the list were Terry O’Reilly with 29 goals, Stan Jonathon with 27 and Wayne Cashman had 24 goals. These three also registered 211, 116 and 69 penalty minutes respectively. Another Bruin, Cam Neely, lit the lamp 55 times

in 1989/90 with 92 PIM’s. The Islanders Clark Gillies scored 35 goals in the 78/79 season with 91 penalty minutes and Dave “the Hammer” Schultz had 79 career goals with 535 penalty minutes. The common thread for most of the players is the fact they played hard and tough while still being able to take more than two minutes of playing time each game. There are more examples of similar players but as we get closer to the 2,000’s that type of player is very rare and the single aspect types are more common. Remove the one-dimensional player and you get the best of both worlds with players being able to help their teams offensively and at the same time being able to drop the gloves when needed. I’d like to see teams give this a fighting chance but I wouldn’t bet on it. sports@reddeerexpress.com

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CREATIVE KITCHEN – This kitchen of a McGonigal Signature Homes’ show home in Vanier Woods delights viewers with an island that makes food prep a breeze while still allowing space for people to be seated.

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Shape and drape is coming back into vogue Its drapery season! Every fall I see a sharp increase in requests for quoting drapery from my clients. It seems like the perfect winter warm up for every home and a fantastic way to add colour and pattern into any room. If you haven’t seen the new drapery and upholstery fabrics, it may be time to make the trek down and relax with a cup of coffee while you peruse the beautiful offerings. For the last decade we have been lulled by easy to install cheap drapery panels and I’m happy to see that people are once again longing for a custom drapery. Of course, we haven’t quite reverted back to the poufy monstrosities of the early 80s but shape and drape is coming back

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MECKLER into vogue. Drapery is still focused on function while adding a very decorative element with modified damask and toile patterns. I recently watched the movie The Great Gatsby after re-reading the book last summer. As is my habit, I was drawn to the set and costume design and had to watch it again to take in the story line! The homes portrayed in this movie are the stuff dreams are made of; soaring windows adorned with breezy white

curtains and every form of embellishment you can imagine. It was a visual treat for me and it inspired me to re-evaluate drapery and upholstery in my design. Drapery is probably one of the most versatile design elements as it provides decoration, light and heat control, sound insulation and can change the entire look or shape of a room. Going beyond windows, it is possible to drape almost anything in your home (well, except for your fireplace) and give it a completely new function. You can drape a ceiling to impersonate a sultan’s tent or change wall space cutting corners and giving soft rounded edges to a room. It is entirely possible to turn a square room into a round exotic retreat

with just a few panels! I think every little girl deserves a four-poster canopy bed flowing with sheer fabric, a place for her to dream and grow into a young woman. You can easily create this effect with a drapery treatment mounted to the ceiling creating this magical swathe over her bed even without the posters. Your little guy would be thrilled with a safari-themed room decorated with canvas or camouflage which would allow him to imagine he is always camping. Teenagers may love a faux zebra and leather room with bright accents of neon – I guess some things from the 80s have returned. With drapery it is becoming all about the patterns, they are big

and bold! When they are hung on a large window in beautiful folds the pattern flows and ebbs like the tide. The addition of metallic and shimmer brings magic to any drapery treatment which adds enormous personality to your home. Since leaving my heritage home in Lacombe a few years ago, one of the things I truly miss are my russet velvety draperies with the hand-chosen glass bead trim. They are beautiful curtains which always belonged in that charming old home. What is your home needing? Wrap your décor in curtains this fall and watch as they transform your living space. Kim Meckler is an interior designer in Red Deer with Carpet Colour Centre.


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History of the mortgage system in Canada There’s a lot more history to mortgages than one would think. Did you know that mortgage systems have been found to be dated back to 1190?

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TURCOTTE Mortgage structures were found as early as 1190 in old England common law that would protect a creditor by giving him an interest in the debtor’s property. The word itself conjures up a meaningful past. In the word ‘mortgage’, the ‘mort’ part comes from the Latin word for death, while ‘gage’ is from the sense of that word that means a pledge or contract to forfeit something of value if the value of a debt is not repaid. Put together it means a dead pledge, for two reasons, the property was forfeited to the lender if the loan wasn’t repaid in due course; while the pledge was dead if the loan was repaid. The simple defined basis for which they were created still exists today; it is a legal debt agreement toward land which acts as security against a loan according

to stipulated terms. Today’s mortgages are obviously structured with a lot more do’s and don’ts but the simple meaning is still in effect; pay your debt timely, if left unpaid the creditor/ lender can foreclose. Mortgage systems crossed the oceans along with the immigrants that moved here hundreds of years ago, but today’s mortgage structure in Canada truly evolved after the Second World War in 1946 to help provide housing to returning soldiers and to also help bolster the economy. The Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) was thus created and is a Canadian government Crown corporation. Their original role was to aid in the management and finance of residential housing projects in Canada. In 1954, the federal government changed the National Housing Act (which CMHC operates under) from providing direct funding of housing projects and thus began administering them through the banks while providing the banks with the necessary security to fund loans with as little as 5% down payment making homeownership affordable to many more Canadians. Prior to CMHC, banks and creditors wouldn’t have taken the

risk in funding mortgages with less than a 25-50% down payment. With CMHC in place, a consumer could buy a home with a small down payment - while paying a small insurance premium - as they were the benefactor of buying a home with a small down payment. If the consumer was to default on the mortgage, the bank would then be reimbursed for its costs and loss associated with the

foreclosure of the home. In 1979, the Corporation’s name was changed to what we know today as the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation which is one of Canada’s largest Crown corporations and has an annual surplus of funds which is then redirected to the federal treasury. Today’s CMHC looks much different than the original, offering many different financial struc-

tures but they are all to the benefit of residential home buying Canadians. It was quite surprising that the mortgage was created dating back almost a millennia ago is still intact today, but without it, our world would look much different. Jean-Guy Turcotte is a Mortgage Broker with Dominion Lending Centres-Regional Mortgage Group.

Frozen pipes can cause more than a mess Plumbing issues are part of being a homeowner, since over time you are bound to experience problems with your drains, toilets, and showers. However, one potential plumbing issue that most of us don’t think about is the possibility of our pipes freezing during the winter. The time of year when pipe freezing should be monitored varies based on where you live, but once the temperature outside goes below zero, your pipes could freeze. This happens for a number of different reasons, but the most common occurrences are when heat is turned down during winter trips, or when ho-

meowners neglect to shut off the water leading to external faucets. When water freezes it expands, he says, and this is a serious issue if it happens in your pipes. If a pipe bursts when you are at home, turn off your water at the main valve right away. Wait for a plumber to inspect the pipes to determine the damage, if any. If you do have water damage as a result of a burst pipe, call your insurance company. They will be able to assist you with your claim. • Have your pipes inspected to ensure they are properly insulated. • Have all seals checked. Seal

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Tank that toilet and go low flow October is Home Renovation Month, and residents planning to remodel their bathrooms are encouraged to tank their old or leaky toilets and go low flow. It pays to replace high flow toilets with low flow or dual flush models, as toilets account for about a third of the average household’s water use. Replacing just one 20 litre toilet with an efficient six litre flow toilet will save ore than 25,000 litres of water per person per year. In addition to savings realized through water conservation, residents who replace their old toilets with low flow models can apply for a rebate through the City’s residential toilet rebate program. To qualify for a rebate, applicants must own residential property within Red Deer, have a current utility account and purchase a qualifying toilet. The City offers $25 rebates for homeowners who replace high flow toilets with low flow toilets (six litres or less) and $50 rebates for dual flush toilets, and credits the applicant’s utility account. See www.

reddeer.ca/toiletrebate for details. Once the new qualifying toilet is installed, homeowners can fill out the application form, attach the original receipt and visit the City of Red Deer Waste Management Facility for free recycling of the old toilet, with all interior parts and components removed. While at the facility, residents must get their toilet disposal verification stamp on their application form. “By conserving water and recycling toilets, the City and its residents are working together toward a more sustainable community,” said Bailey Deopker, environmental program specialist. “Taking these steps moves us closer to our goals around water conservation and diversion from the landfill.” Since the program’s inception, homeowners have received rebates for replacing more than 3,700 old toilets with low flow or dual flush toilets. That’s more than an estimated 122 million litres of water saved.

SWING INTO FALL- While enjoying a warm day recently, Shannon Matchem plays with her children, Reese, 2, and Kolbi, 4, along with a friend’s son Beauden Deering, 1, at the Rotary Park playground. Jenna Swan/Red Deer Express

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