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Red Deer Advocate WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

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Chamber honours three winners BY HARLEY RICHARDS ADVOCATE BUSINESS EDITOR Among the dignitaries who spoke before the presentation of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business of the Year Awards on Tuesday evening was Red Deer North MLA Mary Anne Jablonski. A short time later, her son Jeremy found himself at the same podium — accepting one of the awards on behalf of The Coverall Shop, a family business of which he is president and general manager. “There are a lot of thank-yous and I’ll try to keep them short,” said the younger Jablonski. “I am the son of a politician, so well see how that goes.” In addition to The Coverall Shop, which was honoured in the category for businesses with one to 15 employees, other Business of the Year Awards recipients were IFR Workwear Inc. and Bilton Welding & Manufacturing Ltd. IFR Workwear was recognized among businesses with 16 to 49 employees, while Bilton Welding & Manufacturing topped the list of finalists with 50 or more employees. IFR Workwear president Reg Radford, who accepted his company’s award alongside his daughter and business partner Erin Buckland, prefaced his remarks with a qualifier. “Well, I’m not the son of a politician.” Bilton Welding & Manufacturing president Bob Bilton, also tried to lower the audience’s expectations. “Well guess what? I didn’t write a speech, so this will be short.” But all of the award recipients took the time to emphasize the importance of their staff. “It’s very lonely in the beginning as an entrepreneur,” said Bilton. “And it’s really, really wonderful to be able to start to become partners with your staff. “When you have a business, your staff really do make it.” Founded by Bilton in Innisfail 20 years ago, Bilton Welding & Manufacturing employs close to 200, plus contractors. The company’s namesake described how it does custom fabrication work, with the oilpatch where the bulk of its output ends up. “When the dollar is appropriate for export for Canada, we are into world markets: Africa, Europe, Mexico, South America, the Caribbean,” said Bilton in a video presentation. Radford commented on how IFR Workwear has grown into one of the country’s largest manufacturers of fireresistant workwear since 2005.

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With a pretty serious expression on his face throughout the cut, Titus Donovan, 6, watches as hair stylist Alannah Fahey trims his long blond hair right down to the scalp. Titus raised over $350 for the Buzz for the House fundraiser, while about 20 other participants in the event brought in between $12,000 to $15,000 for Ronald McDonald House Central Alberta. The event was hosted by the Dolce Vita Salon and Spa at 120 Jewell St. in Red Deer. It was organized by Brandon Bouchard of Great Canadian Roofing and Siding.

ER wait times out of control: Wildrose TORY MISMANAGEMENT, AHS CENTRALIZATION TO BLAME BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Wait times for emergency admission at Red Deer Regional Hospital have been spiralling out of control since 2005, says the Wildrose Party. A Freedom of Information request filed by Wildrose shows 61 per cent of patients at the Red Deer hospital were admitted within the eight-hour wait time benchmark in 2005-06. Despite the fact that the annual number of ER visits has remained unchanged since 2005, the percentage of patients admitted within that benchmark plummeted to 43 per cent in 2011-12 — and has sunk even lower in 2013 to 39 per cent. Wildrose said with Alberta Health

Services failing to meet its eight-hour target for ER admissions, the average length of stay in the ER for patients at the Red Deer hospital skyrocketed to 14.5 hours in 2011-12, an increase of over six hours since 2005. Wildrose blames the deterioration of emergency health care on mismanagement by the Progressive Conservatives and the centralization of the health-care system under Alberta Health Services. “To see Red Deer Regional Hospital go from an eight-hour wait time in 2005 to as much as a 17-hour wait time in 2008, and now in 2013 a 14-and-a-half hour wait time, is really quite scary,” Innisfail-Sylvan Lake MLA Kerry Towle said on Tuesday. Not to mention that the eight-hour

benchmark for admission is too long for emergency patients to wait, she said. “If you are already using a very low benchmark and you can’t even meet it on average 50 per cent of the time, that’s pretty, pretty bad,” Towle said. She said the fact that Wildrose had to make a Freedom of Information request shows the province doesn’t want Albertans to know the truth. “If they’re so proud of the numbers, then why don’t they release them.” In a press release, Wildrose health critic Heather Forsyth said the giant AHS bureaucracy is still growing while patients in places like Red Deer are left waiting longer and longer for care.

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Crime rate down 10.5% compared to this time last year CRIME RATE IS TOP CONCERN C1

BY ADVOCATE STAFF Statistics released by the City of Red Deer indicate the crime rate has fallen this year. Overall, crime is down 10.5 per cent in the city, relative to this time last year. The largest drop came from what are referred to as persons crimes, which include homicide, robbery, sexual assaults, assault and kidnapping.

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Overall, crimes in that category fell by 18.2 per cent in 2013. “It’s a good thing the crime stats have been going down throughout the three quarterly reports this year,” Red Deer city manager Craig Curtis said on Tuesday. “We have had a crime spike in the city in 2011 and the early part of 2012.” Property crime also fell, according

to the third quarter statistics, showing a 8.3 per cent decrease. Also down were instances of weapons charges, which fell 1.8 per cent. “This continued downward trend is due, in part, to a council’s investment in crime and safety over the last year,” said Curtis. “We expect to continue seeing this number decrease in the fourth quarter and into 2014 as we further explore community safety, crime prevention and policing in the coming year.”

Outgoing mayor praises productive council Mayor Morris Flewwelling presided over his final council meeting on Tuesday after spending 21 years in public office. Story on PAGE C1






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Few turn out to meet candidates BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF


The fact that only a handful of members of the public came out to chat with Catholic trustee candidates at a meet-and-greet on Tuesday evening was seen as a positive by those hoping to gain a seat on the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division board. While a few of the six trustees at the event organized by the Alberta Teachers Association Tuesday night said the low turnout was disappointing, the overarching sentiment was that it meant there is no pressing issue that voters are up in arms about in 2013. Incumbent board chair Adriana LaGrange said her interactions with voters so far have been very positive and for the most part people have expressed their satisfaction with the board’s direction. She said over the last term, parents within the division took advantage of online engagement sessions to express their thoughts more than doing so face-to-face. “I believe if there would have been a huge contentious issue we would have seen lots of people here,” she said. First time candidate Brandie Towers agreed. She said the fact that there is not a pressing issue proves that the board has been doing good work, and she praised all the candidates for the atmosphere that

has been created during the campaign. “Everybody has been really considerate and welcoming, which is great. It’s definitely made a firsttime candidate feel very welcome,” said Towers. For Anne Marie Watson, the chance to hear from teachers on matters such as inclusion and space concerns has been a positive throughout the campaign. She said in dealing with such concerns with the provincial government, the main thing the board can do is to continue to make known its growth numbers. But, the incumbent said, the board has also been proactive in its quest for a new high school by seeking out a partner in advance of funding for a new school being announced — partnerships being something the government encourages in education. The board needs to more vocal though going forward, said first-time candidate Murray Hollman. He suggested the board needs to engage parents even more to inform them why, for example, their children are in overstuffed classrooms so that those parents will advocate for the division as well. “As a board we can only do so much and be told ‘no’ so many times. I think it’s actually getting out to the voters and getting them involved. That’s key.

They’re the ones that will be electing a new government here in a few years and if they don’t get what they want, they’re the ones that have the final say,” said Hollman. Cory Litzenberger, also running for the first time, said the campaign has been very easygoing and without any major issue. But, he said, the board can be more effective in advocating to the province by getting the public to take up its cause and by engaging the media and opposition parties on the issue of space and the need for a new school. For Guy Pelletier, the low turnout on Tuesday was a good sign. But he said the meet-and-greet format, as opposed to a candidate forum, is a great way for voters to talk to their future representatives, and he encouraged more people to come out in future. “You can engage people with more than just a one minute response,” said Pelletier. Candidate David Bouchard was not at the forum, as he is leading a mission trip in Israel. Mark Ramsankar, president of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, came from Edmonton for the event and quizzed candidates himself on issues relevant to the community and the province. He said trustees from around the province have to stand up and hold the government accountable. Another meet-and-greet with Catholic candidates will be held at the Montfort Centre tonight from 6:308:30 p.m. with the public welcome to attend.


AWARDS: Unbelievable examples of business leaders “In the last year we’ve used over 650,000 metres of reflective striping,” he said. “And we’ve used over 460,000 yards of flame-resistant fabric.” IFR Workwear sells through distributors across Canada and beyond, including The Coverall Shop. The company is currently building much larger premises in Queens Industrial Park. Radford explained in the video about IFR Workwear that such growth has been part of his formula for success. “I’ve learned over the last few years, in all these industries, you either grow or you die. It’s simple; if your business isn’t growing you’re going the other way. “So we’ve made it our priority to just keep growing, and it’s worked very well for us.” The Coverall Shop sells coveralls and safety equipment, including customized, ready-to-wear garments. Jablonski credited some of his company’s good fortune to quick turn-around times with respect to its products. But, he added, The Coverall Shop’s core philosophy has also benefitted it greatly. “Our biggest concern is about people, not so much bottom lines or profits,” he said. “We think that’s going to come as a result of taking care of people — and that’s our clients and our staff, and making sure people are always number 1.” Jablonski also remarked on other attendees at the awards ceremony. “There are some unbelievable examples of business leaders in this community. Some of the best in the world are in the room tonight.” Other finalists for the Chamber’s 2013 Business of the Year Awards were Babycakes Cupcakery and Stems Floral Gallery in the one- to 15-employee category; Carpet Colour Centre — Carpet One Floor & Home, and Deermart Equipment Sales Ltd. among employers with 16 to 49 staff: and Peavey Industries Ltd. and Red Deer College in the 50-plus employee group.

ER: No easy answers “Alberta taxpayers continue to pay more and more for health care and keep getting worse results, and Red Deer is a prime example,” Forsyth said. The number of patients in Red Deer who meet the four-hour wait time benchmark for ER treatment and release without admission also dropped to 69 per cent in 2011-12 from 79 per cent in 2005-06. The average wait time for treatment and release

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Reg Radford and his daughter Erin Buckland accept a Business of the Year Award for their company, IFR Workwear Inc., on Tuesday evening during the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards gala at the Red Deer College Arts Centre. increased from 2.9 hours in 2005-06 to 3.7 hours in 2011-12. According to recent AHS quarterly update, there are 83 people in acute care beds waiting for continuing care placement in the Central Zone, an increase of 35 people since 2012. Towle, Wildrose seniors critic, said there will be even less space for patients in Red Deer with the government’s decision to shut down the Michener Centre and move residents into group homes and long-term care facilities. “When clients go into care without adequate resources, they end up in an ambulance coming back to emergency. We see that already with seniors who are in care,” Towle said. Dr. Verna Yiu, vice-president and chief medical officer of quality and medical affairs with AHS, said there are no easy answers for decreasing the wait time in emergency departments. “That’s a challenge for us. There’s no question about it. I wish I had an easy answer to give you,” Yiu said. “Within each of the hospitals it’s a really complex issue. There are numerous, numerous factors as to

why wait times can fluctuate. We’re really taking a multi-prong approach.” She said at the Red Deer hospital four intensive care beds were added in late 2012, which has reduced the wait for an ICU bed by about six hours. A care co-ordinator is working with seniors in emergency so they have support when they go home. Earlier this year 88 new supportive living spaces opened in Lacombe and next year 100 continuing care spaces will open up in Red Deer. “It’s not just about flow into the emergency department. It’s about flow out of the emergency department.” Yiu said it’s about operating room capacity, the number of hospital beds, discharging and access to community care. Emergency flow issues are a global issue, she said. “Our process improvement teams are still working with emergency departments so we’re trying to identify streamlining around the processes for patients and staff.”

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Convicted torturer difficult to treat BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The Crown at a dangerous offender hearing for convicted torturer Dustin Paxton argued Tuesday that he is a high risk to reoffend and difficult to treat. In her final sentencing arguments, Julie Morgan told a Calgary courtroom that Paxton has shown a pattern of violence that stretches back years and is always the same. “He is un- Dustin Paxton able to control his anger,” she said. “He gets angry and frustrated over minor disagreements. The victims are

known to him. He uses threats and physicality ... he manipulates, belittles and controls his victims.” Paxton, 33, was found guilty in February 2012 of aggravated and sexual assault against his former business partner and roommate after a man was found dumped at a Regina hospital in 2010 near death — badly emaciated, bruised, broken and bleeding. The Crown wants Paxton to be kept in prison for an indeterminate period of time as a dangerous offender, but if the judge wanted to fix a set sentence, it should be in the 15 to 18-year range, Morgan said. She noted Paxton would be eligible for 2-for-1 credit for his time already in custody. If the judge rejects the dangerous offender designation, Paxton could alternately be designated a long-term offender with a set prison sentence followed by 10 years of supervision under strict conditions. Morgan said Paxton has exhibited a “substantial degree of indifference”

to the welfare of his victims and any treatment of his behaviour will be a slow and difficult process. “We need to look at his future treatment possibilities. It has to be more than an expression of hope,” she said. “This offender will likely pose a threat in the future.” She said Paxton misled the court in the past by faking symptoms of schizophrenia. “He faked the symptoms to fool others. He attempted to manipulate the system to avoid repercussions,” Morgan said. “This offender cannot be trusted at all. He’s going to be a challenge.” Morgan said a number of reports all came to the same conclusion. He is “a high risk to reoffend — difficult to treat.” During the trial Paxton’s victim testified that he was starved, humiliated and beaten on an almost-daily basis. He told court he took the abuse because he didn’t want to look like “a sissy” and had dreams of making big

money in the business he and Paxton started. “I was in survival mode,” the man testified. “I would do anything not to get beaten.” He said the attacks would happen over the smallest things, such as leftovers in the fridge. “I was beat up with a two-by-four that broke every one of my ribs and ruptured my bowel. He probably hit me 25 times. He was hitting me in all different ways. I was standing there and I had to let him hit me.” Morgan cited a number of aggravating factors including that Paxton and his main victim were essentially in a relationship and that “sex acts were used as weapons.” She said she was unable to find any mitigating factors in Paxton’s favour due to his continued lack of remorse and callousness of the crimes against his victims. “Words can’t do justice as to what was done to the victim in this case,” she said.

NDP leader Mason tours Michener Centre


Redford, Clark to meet Nov. 5 to talk resource strategy EDMONTON — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark and Alberta’s Alison Redford are to meet next month in Vancouver to work on a joint plan to expand energy exports. The two premiers plan to talk on Nov. 5 after Redford delivers a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade. The premiers say they have set the terms of reference for a joint group to explore energy issues. The group is to consult with First Nations, explore resource transportation options, look at how to promote resources and study ways to reduce the impact of oilspills. It is also to examine how to make sure both provinces get a fair share of resource revenues. Alberta has been promoting Calgary-based Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline that would take crude from the oilsands across B.C. to tankers on the coast.

Police charge man after food, supplies intended for flood victims stolen

mier for tours. “I hope that (Redford) would have the good grace at least to come and see Michener to make an informed decision about whether or not Michener plays a key role in the care of disabled people before she shuts down something that is a great place,” said Kvern. Mason said he too hopes all leaders will make visits. “I particularly think it would be useful if the premier would tour the facility. I think she’d find it a real eyeopener,” he said.

OKOTOKS — RCMP in southern Alberta have charged a man with stealing food intended for victims of last spring’s flooding. Mounties say the Okotoks detachment was advised late last month that someone had been taking supplies from a relief community in High River — one of the most seriously damaged communities. Investigators searched a man’s home and found a significant amount of food and other supplies. Devin Gillingham, who is 24, has been charged with theft under $5,000 and unsafe storage of a firearm. The Okotoks man is to make his first court appearance on Friday.

Provincial court Judge Mark Tyndale makes the recommendation in his fatality inquiry report into the deaths of Byron and Ryan Gray in Calgary in June 2010. The brothers, who both had alcohol in their blood above the legal limit, died of injuries after the speeding Jeep they were in crashed into a tree and a house while being chased by police. Tyndale looked at Calgary police pursuit policy and how well emergency response crews performed and recommends that police cruisers have in-car camera systems. He says what happened was not a high-speed pursuit and the officer and emergency medical technicians involved performed their jobs well. Tyndale says for most people, the courts are foreign territory, and to require families to pay for a lawyer could put a financial burden on people struggling with a tragedy that may limit their ability to take part in an


Judge says province should pay family legal costs at fatality inquiries

Hobbema youth gunned down: autopsy An autopsy of the teen who was found dead in Hobbema on Saturday has confirmed he was shot to death. Teagan Johnson, 15, from the Samson Cree Nation in Hobbema, was found dead at about 8:45 a.m. on Saturday. Hobbema RCMP and Muskwachees Fire and EMS were called to an open area of the Samson Cree Nation. When they arrived, Johnson was found and pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner confirmed on Tuesday that Johnson died of a gunshot wound. Police recovered two firearms over the weekend and continue to investigate, pending forensic and lab results. The matter is under investigation.

CALGARY — An Alberta judge says the province should pay the legal costs of families whose loved ones are the subjects of a fatality inquiry.



dential facilities on Tuesday. He said he was “moved” by the level of care he saw exhibited there. “I saw people that were very comfortable and happy and I met staff members who are very very compassionate and wonderful caregivers and advocates for the people that live there,” said Mason. “I really don’t know what has gone sideways with this premier, but something clearly has.” Kvern said Wildrose leader Danielle Smith will tour in November, while the plan is to invite Liberal leader Raj Sherman and reinvite the pre-


The fact that Alison Redford has never visited Michener Centre is one of the most often mentioned by those caregivers of residents who are leading the fight against her government’s edict that the centre is to close. The collective advocating for the centre continues to invite the premier to tour the home for the developmentally disabled in the hopes that walking its halls might convince her to reverse the government’s decision

to relocate 123 of the centre’s current residents into community group and seniors homes, announced in March. And now they are inviting three of her provincial party leader counterparts to take a look around as well. Lee Kvern, whose sister lives at Michener, said the goal of inviting the leaders is “to show them that it’s not an institution anymore,” while pointing out the centre’s recent record, which includes eight Premier’s Awards of Excellence since 1999, displayed in the Roland Michener Recreation Centre. NDP leader Brian Mason toured the recreation centre and two of the resi-





WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Looking forward to wards? CHANGING COUNCIL’S COMPOSITION WILL SIMPLY COST MORE MONEY Opinion leaders in Red Deer have rec centre or an outdoor rink, and the taken a look at the city’s growth and representatives of the ward on the othare suggesting city councillors ought er side of the city will have to get one, to represent distinct parts of the city, too. Not out of demonstrated need but rather than the city as a whole. out of “fairness.” So in addition to casting Ward seats will very your ballot for mayor, counquickly be determined by cillors and school boards which candidate can promon Oct. 21, you will also be ise the most to their region, asked to vote Yes or No on not for what’s best for the adopting a ward system for city as a whole. That’s not future councils. the goal of a ward system For my part, I’m skeptibut in politics, it is the recal the change would do us sult. much good at this point in The result is competiour city’s development. tion, winners and losers — Electing city councillors and council effectiveness on the basis of two per ward, based on who is able to nerather than eight in a group, gotiate for their re-election GREG in my view, solves problems in one zone of the city, not NEIMAN that we don’t have yet. And the city as a whole. For our creating electoral divisions size of city, it’s not the most in the city could well crecost-efficient way to conate problems that we don’t duct business. need. Red Deer will probably need ward This current election has been a divisions in the future, when stellar challenge for voters, sifting through growth in some zones creates an unfair this record number of candidates. But advantage for services that are also if one pays attention, one can still find needed in zones that had built the funfour, six or eight individuals you be- damentals for that growth. If an older lieve make a good fit for the job. neighbourhood doesn’t get needed reAfter all, a whole lot of people here pairs or transit routes, a crime prevenmanage to sort through the entire NHL tion program or recreation facilities, it roster of players to construct their becomes what council makes it. hockey pools, so asking people to pay My vote will ask our next city counenough attention to their own homes cil to look forward to the day wards and their own city over the course of a are needed, but not to assume it has month-long campaign is not asking too already arrived. much. ● One more short election comment Nor is it asking too much of a city on mayoral candidate Tara Veer’s platcouncillor to wrap one’s mind around form of rebranding Red Deer as a “City the makeup of our city, over the course of Choice.” of four years. Red Deer is certainly my choice alI do acknowledge that Red Deer has ready. But Veer knows that work to indeed evolved cultural and social dif- rebrand the city has officially been unferences, based in part on our regions. der way for quite some time now. Red Our central area is residentially and Deer’s identity is one of the pillars of economically different than our neigh- our charter program, and council has bourhoods around the perimeter. The been working on that for years. northwest corner of our city has a difA whole lot of staff hours and exferent feel than the southeast. penses have already been spent on this West Park — Red Deer’s first suburb charter, which is being made ready to — is evolving into a city centre type of present to the new council after Oct. neighbourhood. Different regions, dif- 21. So just what are we doing here? ferent ways that people live their lives. City of Choice makes a great sound But no one area of Red Deer has as bite, but is Veer suggesting we throw yet been so overlooked — or is so fun- out work that’s already been done, bedamentally different from the others fore we’re even able to see a report for — that it needs specialized representa- our money? Or are we remaking the tion on city council. Identity Charter in a particular image, In fact, the simple act of drawing to take credit for work that’s already lines on a map might make perceived been done? differences a concrete rule. Lines do City of Choice. I like it. But for my divide. This leads to my major concern money, I want to see what the work on with a ward system: that we will not get the charter has produced first. that any better representation on a city Greg Neiman is a retired Advocate edicouncil, just more costly representa- tor. Follow his blog at readersadvocate. tion. or email One ward gets a street upgrade, a


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SWITCHING TO A WARD SYSTEM MAY INCREASE THE RISK THAT WEAK CANDIDATES GET ELECTED The debate surrounding a ward ver- one minute at a time. What is there of sus at-large system has been interest- substance anyone can say in just one ing and progressive this election cycle, minute? Very little in most cases, oftreflecting the merits and weaknesses times reducing a candidate’s persona of each option. and platform to clichéd The fact that it’s even sound-bites. on the ballot this year says So I spent the past few something innately comweeks seriously considermendable about our commuing the merits of a ward sysnity: we have a high degree tem, from every angle posof political engagement in sible. While I share Barr’s our citizenry on that issue, frustration over voter fawhich is great. tigue, I finally concluded in In the past eight elecmy own mind to stick with tions, all have had 14 or the at-large format for now. more candidates on the The greatest strength of ballot; six of the eight have our current system is that had 15 or more; four of eight it tends to elect the best, VESNA have seen 18-plus; and three most-qualified eight people HIGHAM of them have had 20-plus from the entire city to our candidates running. council. In a ward system, Therein, however, lies several of the current slate a dilemma: at some point, of candidates would be pittoo many choices may actually work ted against each other for one or two against the best exercise of our demo- positions in a given ward. A handful of cratic process. well-qualified (even incumbent) hopeThis year, voters have to wade fuls could easily be shut out. through the websites, tweets, posts, Conversely, a ward system increases pamphlets and speeches of 30 council the risk of weak or less-qualified canhopefuls. Not only is this a daunting didates finding their way onto council challenge for even the most commit- for want of solid opposition in a parted elector, it may in fact contribute to ticular area. To my knowledge, for exgreater voter apathy and fatigue, since ample, there is currently only one init takes time to become informed. cumbent councillor who resides north With so many options, some voters of the river, which might become an either abstain from voting altogether, issue if in fact a ward system were imfeeling woefully uninformed, or mere- plemented without further growth and ly vote for familiar incumbents, skew- expansion of the city. ing the inherent bias favouring incumProponents counter that candidates bents further in their favour. don’t need to reside in a ward to run If you’re out there feeling a little for it, thus addressing the risk of losoverwhelmed by the options, you’re ing qualified candidates. This, howevnot alone. er, raises potential conflict of interest Advocate assistant city editor Mary concerns when issues arise that might Ann Barr recently opined that this pit a councillor elected to Ward A but factor alone warrants support for a residing in Ward B against her own ward system: “While it’s great to have personal or neighbourhood interests. so many people willing to take the Candidates might be tempted to “cherplunge, it’s simply unmanageable for ry pick” wards where a better chance voters to get a good feel with so many of victory is perceived. candidates. Break them into five or six Given our current population of wards (some with perhaps more than just under 100,000, we’re still small one seat) for example, and everything enough that an at-large system accomchanges. … Would you prefer to attend modates our needs for the time being. a candidate forum where there are five Vancouver (nearly 600,000) still elects or six candidates, or 30?” councillors at-large (though honestly it Case in point: unable to attend the escapes me why). Sudbury, Ont., is curGolden Circle forum, I watched the rently debating whether to abandon whole of it online, and frankly found their adopted ward system to return it a little tedious for the first time in to at-large status, due to highly publinearly two decades of attending such cized council infighting. events. Not that it was uninteresting or At the end of the day, there are pitunenjoyable, I just found it tested my falls either way. Trust your gut on this limits as an engaged voter. one. Also challenging is the fact that Vesna Higham is a local lawyer, foreach candidate can only be given a few mer Red Deer city councillor and a freeopportunities to speak — each for only lance columnist.

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Red Deer First responds to column about pamphlet’s claims Re: Putting Red Deer first, a column by Greg Neiman in the Advocate on Oct. 10: By way of fairness, please allow me to make a few comments on your comments relating to your opinion piece published October 10, 2013. Readers should note if they haven’t seen the Red Deer First pamphlet, that only numbers are stated. No detail is included. Therefore, it is Mr. Neiman who is assuming we are trying to make the numbers look bad. If people draw that conclusion, then they are doing it on their own not through any eloquent persuasion on our part. Water tower paint, cost $750,000: As a journalist you may want to do your homework. You state the tower plays a significant role in our water delivery system. The city tells us it is empty and not in use. Nor are there any near future plans to use it. So you might see how refurbishing a piece of unused infrastructure to the amount of $750,000 would cause some questions. I agree that it is iconic. I suppose if we viewed it solely as a display of our identity there may be some way to justify the expense, but then why spend another $85,000 to try and find a new municipal identity? New civic yards, cost $120 million: In your opinion you ask for specifics regarding deliberate waste. I can’t do that because the city claims there is no waste. I can give you my opinion, or you could ask the opinion of any citizen who drives by. I am sure all of us could point out the excesses to you. Or perhaps ask some of the fine people who work across the street in their functional utilitarian and cost effective buildings if they think their tax dollars were well spent on the project. I have. Their opinion is very different than yours. It would be one thing if it was a new City Hall, but for a place where equipment is stored and maintained, even you would you must admit it is palatial. While giving us a tour, the city has stated that they are already outgrowing the location. So, it may be vacant for when the college grows into a university within the next few years as you predict. It would make a lovely second campus and require virtually no renovation. Old civic yards, value $0: You are correct in saying the old civic yard location is a diamond quality piece of property. However, we will likely only get a cubic zirconia quality price for it. By the time the city pays for demolition, decontamination, power line relocation and makes some expensive changes to the Ross Street and Taylor Drive intersection to improve accessibility, there will be no money to be made on the deal at all. The city has stated as much to us. Ross Street Taylor Drive rebuild, $17 million: I agree pedestrian traffic is the main concern. Vehicles seem to be moving through the intersection well enough. I wonder if there could be a cheaper more pedestrian specific way to connect to the Riverlands area without a costly traffic focused remodel. Perhaps a simple pedestrian bridge would suffice? That may be too new or unique for the city. Wait — there is already a good example of this about a minute north of this exact intersection. Of course, without major construction there would be no improved access to the old public yards site. So, does this expense truly for our citizens or some future land developer? North connector ring road and bridge, cost ?: Thanks for mentioning it in your opinion. We would have added to the pamphlet but we couldn’t get an accurate value and to be honest we were running out of space. Red Deer’s projected debt: $241 million: You state that the city’s debt was $199.1 million as of June 30, 2013. That is exactly six months into the year. You must realize the problem with this accounting methodology. Are you actually expecting the city not to initiate any capital projects for the remaining six months of the year? It’s possible what with it being an election year, and all. More likely though is that $199.1 million will grow significantly before year end. Our number was an actual 2013 year-end debt projection stated by the city in April of this year. It was also posted in your paper. It’s likely that the year-end debt will not be exactly $241 million since it was only a projection. I am certain, however, that it will be significantly more than $199.1 million. Red Deer’s future: Red Deer is a wonderful and beautiful city that attracts hundreds of diverse citizens every year. Our location is the very advantage we’ve relied on to sustain us so far. Continuous demographic growth props up our ability to continue with our current debt load and that of our future. While I pray that our city’s prosperity continues, anyone having lived in Alberta will tell you that things can change quickly and not always for the better. Only a well managed and responsibly utilized debt strategy will protect our taxpayers, and more importantly those on low or fixed incomes, if our growth ever fails. I believe Red Deer has unlimited potential as a community. All we need is a sustainable financial model to ensure we have the future finances and re-

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Yes, you are here to govern. But, reasonably, how can you be making huge decisions that have a great impact on our children and our future, if you are not on the front lines to see the issues facing the schools, teachers, students and parents. In my opinion, you need to be immersed in the environment you are governing, to make truly informed and well-rounded choices, that you can firmly stand behind. I’m sorry — paid, elected official — I do expect you to come down from your high position to walk among the common folk (our children) on a pretty regular basis. If you are not truly passionate about doing what’s best for our children, and putting in the time that would ensure you are making the best judgment on issues, you have no business asking for anyone’s votes. I may also be a bit angry at myself, as I had strongly considered running for trustee, but questioned if I could truly be considered qualified — I have no fancy letters behind my name or big business experience. As a parent, though, I don’t really give a royal rip about your designations, or accreditations, but you’d better convince me that you care deeply, will be involved and would be honoured to fill the position. If you do have your Masters in Integrity, Accountability, and Dedication to Our Students, though, you have my vote! At the forum, I watched for candidates whose eyes would light up when they spoke, ones who were eager and didn’t just seem to be reading off a script. I valued ones who actually seemed to have their own ideas and visions, and didn’t just tell me about the studies or articles they just read. I encourage everyone, whether you have children in the school system or not, to make an informed choice when you vote. The state and quality of our education system affects us all. Even if they are not your children, these students will all grow up, leave school and become the future leaders in our community. We better all hope that we as a society did all we could to give them the best that our public education system could offer. So please, don’t just look at signs lining the roadways or assume just because someone is looking for re-election that they must be a good choice, because they’ve already been elected before. I will not settle when it comes to who I entrust to make big decisions for our kids’ education. So I end this with no doubt in my mind that I have offended some and ruffled a few feathers. But in the end, the only ones who truly matter are my kids, your kids and their future. And the last thing I will do, is to give up fighting for my kids. Jaelene Tweedle Red Deer

sources we require when we need them. I would like to see a Red Deer where what we build now will not be paid for by our children. I would like to see a Red Deer where my taxes don’t increase beyond the cost of living. I would like to see a Red Deer where the entirety of the city is the priority, not legacy infrastructure or special interest projects. Yes, Mr. Neiman, I would like to see Red Deer come first and for that to happen there does indeed need to be a change! I believe we will see just that next Monday. Darren Young Red Deer First candidate for city council Red Deer

Trustees must put children first So, we are rapidly approaching election day. On Oct. 8, I attended the Red Deer Public School trustee candidates election forum. I have seriously debated sending this in as I know, without question, I will be offending some people. But here it goes. Honestly, I left the forum that night both underwhelmed and angered. There are 14 candidates vying for seven positions, and at this point, in good conscience I can not even cast seven votes. I hate to be negative about this, because I am very supportive and involved in my kids’ education — I think this is why I am so angered. I spend a great deal of time volunteering, not just for the sake of my children, but for every child at the school. To me, making decisions and advocating for children’s education is a pretty darn important position to be in, and guess what, I expect you to actually make me believe you give a damn. I realize this is only a part-time position, but I expect full-time passion. And I even have the nerve to expect you, as a trustee, to spend a decent amount of time in our schools — interacting with administration, teachers, students and parents. And yes, I even expect you to attend our parent council meetings occasionally, and show up for the five citywide council meetings that are held each year. I expect you to know what’s going on in the schools that you are a liaison for. You should be aware of their struggles as well as their victories. You should be a recognizable face, and not just stand up to wave and smile when you are acknowledged, for showing up to one special event a year. I found it troubling to hear a trustee say at the forum: “We are here to govern, that is our primary purpose, it needs to be remembered we are to here to govern, we don’t need to be in the school’s all the time.”

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Senate abolition gains traction among Tories OTTAWA — While the NDP bangs the drum for Senate abolition in the Commons, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is likely to hear the same beat coming from inside his own Conservative caucus. Government MPs got an earful from constituents over the spring and summer about the ongoing Senate expenses scandal, which has already prompted the ouster of three high-profile Tory senators and Harper’s chief of staff. An RCMP investigation and auditor general’s review will keep the story alive indefinitely. Many members were riled up after a Conservative private member’s bill on union accountability was gutted with the help of some of their own caucus mates in the upper chamber. As a result, patience is running thin. A number MPs who spoke to The Canadian Press — some on the record, others preferring to remain anonymous because they are uncomfortable speaking publicly about the matter — say the Senate should simply be done away with, rather than wait for reforms that could take years to achieve, if at all. “Personally, I think the country could be well governed without it,” said one Conservative MP.



Children’s aid supervisor says nothing ‘stood out’ about starved boy’s family TORONTO — Children’s aid didn’t conduct checks on a Toronto couple who took custody of their grandchildren, one of whom they ultimately starved to death, because it was at first an informal arrangement agreed to by the children’s parents, an inquest heard Tuesday. Putting Jeffrey Baldwin and his siblings in the care of their grandparents was seen as a positive move to provide some temporary relief to the teenage parents, Catholic Children’s Aid Society supervisor Sal Salmena told a coroner’s inquest into Jeffrey’s death. Not all young parents have the benefit of “the grandma option,” he said. The inquest has heard that both grandparents, Elva Bottineau and Norman Kidman, had a history of child abuse, including separate convictions and various dealings with the children’s aid society. But when the society was looking at placing Jeffrey and his siblings in their care, the workers didn’t look through their own files to see what might be lurking in the grandparents’ past. The society first got involved with Jeffrey’s parents, Richard Baldwin and Yvonne Kidman, when a neighbour reported concerns about their care of

Added another MP: “I’m ready to campaign on abolition.” Some even pointed to the political toll that the concept of Senate reform is taking on Harper himself. “The Senate is a longer-term problem where without action, the prime minister is perceived as the person who is responsible for the Senate and the status quo,” said one Tory MP. “That’s not a position he wants to be in.” Any movement on the Senate will have to wait until the Supreme Court of Canada answers a series of questions the government posed earlier this year — including how to go about abolition. As a result, Senate reform is not expected to garner but a passing reference in Wednesday’s throne speech. Harper has tried unsuccessfully to introduce term limits to the Senate, and to create a framework whereby the provinces could elect their senators. Industry Minister James Moore raised the threat of abolition last weekend, saying taxpayers should have some sort of election process to allow them to do away with senators they feel aren’t up to the task. “But if we can’t do that, then the Senate should be abolished,” Moore told CTV’s Question Period. “Either elect or abolish, but serious reform or abolition has to happen, and we want it to happen

yesterday.” Ontario MP Bruce Stanton said the Senate expenses issues became “water-cooler talk” in his riding over the summer. He would prefer to see the kind of Senate reform that Harper has proposed in the past, but not at any cost. “If it comes to pass that (reform) cannot happen without some kind of constitutional upheaval — meaning the general amending formula and all the provinces have to agree — if we’re going to go down that path, then certainly abolition might be the better bet,” Stanton said. Other MPs are holding out for a healthy discussion inside caucus — and later this month at the Conservative convention in Calgary — on possible solutions for making the Senate more effective and less costly. “You still need that sober second thought because we could still ram stuff through Parliament rather quickly if we wanted to, and that may feel good one day but the damage could be a year or two down the road when you don’t take the time to really vet something properly,” one western Conservative MP said. “That’s where the Senate provides that strength — do we really need to have them here doing that committee work? Do we need to have them travelling all over the world?”

their first baby, a daughter referred to at the inquest only as Sibling 1 to protect her identity. They were a hot-headed young couple who agreed they needed a cooling-off period and together with the society agreed that Kidman’s parents, primarily her mother, should take the baby for a while, the inquest has heard. It wasn’t a “formal process” at that stage, Salmena testified, so no formal checks were done on the grandparents. “She was there as a temporary relief for young parents,” he said. “There would be no need, or it wasn’t the practice, to do the check on the grandparents.” When the young parents agreed to have their first child stay — temporarily — with the grandparents, it was a “private arrangement,” Salmena said.

ited by paying low wages. Orr’s wife, Oi Long Nicole Huen, was acquitted on all charges. Orr’s lawyer, Nicholas Preovolos, says they will appeal the conviction and they hope to have a bail hearing by the end of the week seeking Orr’s releasing.

B.C. man sentenced to 18 months in nanny trafficking case VANCOUVER — A British Columbia man convicted of human trafficking for forcing the family nanny to work long hours for little or no pay, has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Franco Orr was convicted in June on charges he brought 40-year-old Leticia Sarmiento into Canada from Hong Kong on false pretences, paying her $500 a month to take care of his three children. Sarmiento worked for 22 months before calling 911 to ask for help. In handing down sentence, B.C. Supreme Court Judge Richard Goepel said the Crown didn’t prove that Sarmiento was subjected to humiliating or degrading treatment, but did prove that the man prof-

Illegal B.C. dentist gets three months for contempt, but still no sign of him VANCOUVER — A B.C. man accused of practising dentistry without a licence while working in unsanitary conditions has been sentenced to three months in jail for contempt of court. But Tung Sheng “David” Wu was convicted and sentenced in absentia, because he has yet to turn himself in and authorities don’t know where he’s hiding. B.C.’s College of Dental Surgeons went to court after the college raided Wu’s clinic in Burnaby in May, finding unsanitized dental supplies and equipment. The college had asked that Wu be found guilty of contempt for defying a 2003 court injunction that ordered him to stop practising dentistry without a licence. There is a Canada-wide warrant for Wu’s arrest.

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BEFORE HITTING ITS TRUE 88-CENT VALUE, SAYS GROUP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s loonie may have slid well below parity during the past few months, but it has room to fall before reaching it’s true value at under 90 cents US, according to a new measure on global currencies. The latest World Price Index report issued Tues-

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day by London-based World Economics says the loonie remains about 10 per cent overvalued despite a recent dip that has taken it from parity to just above 96 cents US. That would mean the true value of the Canadian currency is under 88 cents US, lower than what many Canadian analysts calculate as the underlying value of the loonie. But that doesn’t mean markets will react to the measure right away or even in the next few months, says Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter, who believes the loonie’s underlying value may be just north of 90 cents. The dollar ended the day’s trading at 96.34 cents US, down 24 cents from Friday’s close, as nervousness over the approaching debt ceiling deadline in

Washington intensified. World Economics calculates the relative value of currencies by measuring relative purchasing power and excludes temporary factors that tend to influence traders. Coincidentally, the Bank of Montreal last week issued a price comparison between U.S. and Canada that also showed consumer items on average costing 10 per cent more north of the border, exactly what the World Economics measures would suggest. The TD Bank earlier this year issued a forecast calling for the loonie to fall as low as 90 cents by the end of 2013.

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Home sales post small increase

New optimism seen for end to U.S. shutdown OFFICIALS SAY AGREEMENT COULD COME TODAY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed. Aides to both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, expressed revived optimism about chances for a swift agreement — by today at the latest — that could pass both houses. Their efforts toward a bipartisan resolution had seemed likely to bear fruit a day earlier before House conservative were given a lastminute chance for their version. As hours ticked down toward Thursday’s Treasury deadline, the likeliest compromise included renewed authority for the Treasury to borrow through early February and the government to reopen at least until mid-January. While a day of secret meetings and frenzied manoeuvring unfolded in all corners of the Capitol, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., stood on the Senate floor at midafternoon and declared, “We are 33 hours away from becoming a deadbeat nation, not paying its bills to its own people and other creditors.” In New York, the stock market dropped and the Fitch rating agency warned that it was reviewing the government’s AAA credit rat-



A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday. The stock market dropped and the Fitch rating agency warned that it was reviewing the government’s AAA credit rating for a possible downgrade, though no action was near. ing for a possible downgrade, though no action was near. The firm, one of the three leading U.S. credit-ratings agencies, said that “the political brinkmanship and reduced financing flexibility could increase the risk of a U.S. default.” According to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, unless Congress acts by Thursday, the government will lose its ability to borrow and will be required to meet its obligations relying only on cash on hand and incoming tax receipts. President Barack Obama and numerous other officials in government and finance have warned of severe eco-

nomic consequences if federal obligations come due that can’t be paid. By all accounts, though, an end seems near for the impasse that has once again exposed a government so divided that it sometimes borders on dysfunction. Though the House failed to muster sufficient support for a conservatives-only bill in the GOP-majority chamber on Tuesday, enough Republicans there seem likely to join House Democrats to approve a bipartisan version if it can be approved by the Senate and sent to them. Politically, neither party is faring well, but polls indicate Republicans are bearing the brunt of public unhappi-

ness as survey after survey shows their approval ratings plunging. There was no indication Tuesday night of the terms of a possible deal under discussion by Reid and McConnell, although the contours of an agreement had already come into shape on Monday, before what amounted to a daylong detour to give Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans time to craft their solution. As it stood previously, the bipartisan Senate talks were focused on a plan to allow the Treasury to borrow freely through Feb. 7 and reopen the government with enough funds to carry over to mid-January.

OTTAWA — Canadian home sales posted a small month-over-month increase in September, but the market showed some signs of cooling and the number of new listings declined. The Canadian Real Estate Association said Tuesday that home sales were up just under one per cent from August to September, while overall activity remained on par with the 10-year average in September. And while last month’s sales were up 18.2 per cent compared with September 2012, CREA said that was because last year’s figures were unusually weak. “Year-over-year increases in the sales over the past couple of months highlights how activity softened across much of the country following the introduction of tighter mortgage rules last summer,” said Gregory Klump, CREA’s chief economist. “While the momentum for sales activity began improving a few months ago, it may be losing steam after having only just climbed back in line with an average of the past 10 years,” he added. Sales improved on a month-over-month basis in just over half of all local markets, with gains in Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto offsetting declines in Calgary and Montreal. About 340,980 homes have traded hands across the country so far this year, or 1.8 per cent below levels recorded in the first three quarters of 2012. Robert Kavcic, a senior economist with the Bank of Montreal, said the monthly figures were somewhat better than expected, but cooler than the 2.6 per cent per month pace seen over the prior four months. “We suspect that much of the strength over that period was in response to higher mortgage rates i.e., buyers jumping in before lower-rate approvals expired and that activity should fade later in the year,” he said. The level of sales, he added, is only about five per cent above the 10-year average. The national average price for homes sold in September 2013 was $385,906, an increase of 8.8 per cent compared with a year ago.

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Peavey Mart network comes to Rocky Unemployment dips in region BUT RATE REMAINS HIGHEST IN ALBERTA

Unemployment in the Red Deer region fell 0.4 percentage points between August and September, according to the latest figures from Statistics Canada. But the area continues to have the highest jobless rate in Alberta. The national statistical agency calculated the local unemployment rate at 5.4 per cent in September, an improvement over 5.8 per cent in August but up from 4.8 per cent last September. The seasonally adjusted provincial average for September was 4.3 per cent, as compared with 4.8 per cent in August and 4.4 per cent a year earlier.

Of the eight regions in Alberta, the LethbridgeMedicine Hat area had the lowest jobless rate in August, at 3.2 per cent. Banff-Jasper-Rocky Mountain House was the next lowest, at 3.4 per cent, followed by Athabasca-Grande Prairie (3.7 per cent), Wood Buffalo-Cold Lake (4.2 per cent), Camrose-Drumheller (4.4 per cent), Calgary (4.8 per cent) and Edmonton (5.2 per cent). Alberta’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was tied with Saskatchewan’s for the lowest in Canada. The national rate was 6.9 per cent, which was down 0.2 percentage points from August. Alberta’s labour force decreased by 7,600 people between August and September, while employment increased by 4,000 positions. Full-time jobs grew by 7,500, while part-time employment was down by 3,500.

Ag producers earn recognition A pair of Central Alberta ag producers have been recognized by the Alberta Food Processors Association. Rock Ridge Dairy Ltd., which is located between Lacombe and Ponoka and is operated by Patrick and Cherylynn Bos, recently received two 2013 Alberta Food Awards: one for best value-added beverage utilizing Alberta grains, dairy or produce; and the other for best value-added dairy product or product where

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Rocky Mountain House has joined the Peavey Mart network. Red Deer-based Peavey Industries Ltd. opened a store in Rocky on Oct. 2. Located at 5127 50th St., the new outlet’s 23,000-square-foot premises was previously occupied by Zellers Select. “It’s our kind of market,” said Peavey Industries president Doug Anderson, describing how Rocky serves a thriving rural area as well as a strong acreage community. He noted that the Rocky store is far enough away from other Peavey Mart communities, including Red Deer and Lacombe, that it shouldn’t draw business away from its sister stores. “Overall, it works really well for us.” Peavey Marts carry a broad range of hardware products, as well as work clothing, agricultural supplies, lawn and gar-

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den supplies, and more. There are now 30 stores in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia, with another slated to open in Spruce Grove early next year. Peavey Industries also operates the MainStreet Hardware store in Blackfalds, with a second MainStreet store scheduled to open in Vermilion in about a month. The Rocky Peavey Mart will employ about 13 to 15 staff, said Anderson, and will be open seven days a week. He said the response from the town has been very favourable. “The public support and the public comments have been extremely positive.” Operating in Western Canada since 1975, Peavey Mart is Western Canadian owned. It has a 150,000-square-foot distribution centre in Red Deer and about 700 employees.



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LOONIE: Canada’s trade performance in deficit Porter’s own projection is for a 95 cent loonie by year’s end, drifting lower toward 90 cents over the next few years. He says his calculation looks at other factors besides purchasing power, including world commodity prices, unit labour costs, relative productivity measures and trade. “If your underlying trade deficit is quite large, it’s an indication something is askew with the value of your currency,” he said. “And if you are constantly dealing with an overvalued currency, those sectors in the economy affected by the exchange rate, like manufacturing and tourism, will struggle.” Canada’s trade performance with the rest of the world has been in deficit for almost two years and widened to $1.3 billion in August. The loonie is not alone in trading far from its fundamental value. According to World Economics, France’s euro tops the list of overvalued major currencies at 28 per cent above it’s purchasing power, followed by Japan, measured to be overvalued by 25.6 per cent, and Brazil at 22.5 per cent. Germany is only marginally overvalued by 1.4 per cent, which the report notes “imposes great strains on some members of the currency union,” since other euro nations have wider gaps between the value of their currency and the actual purchasing power. On the other side of the ledger, the organization says India has the largest undervaluation at 45.5 per cent, followed by Mexico (23.4 per cent), and China (12.9 per cent).

CREA: Listings declining CREA said year-over-year average price gains in recent months reflect the decline in sales activity recorded last year in some of Canada’s larger and more expensive markets, which caused the national average price to drop. If Greater Toronto, Greater Vancouver and Calgary were removed from the national average price calculation, the year-over-year increase would be 4.3 per cent. There were 1.4 per cent fewer newly listed homes in September compared with August, the association said, adding that while the Canadian housing market has tightened it continues to remain balanced. Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary, Greater Toronto, London, St. Thomas, Ont., Ottawa and Montreal all saw listing declines. “Any worry about a hard landing in Canadian housing has quickly become a faint memory and underlying conditions are more balanced than the flashy headline results suggest,” Kavcic said. “Softer activity through the fall should keep price growth (and Bank of Canada concerns) in check.” The Canadian Real Estate Association is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 106,000 realtors working through more than 90 real estate boards and associations.

Central Alberta businesses with an appetite for international growth will find a smorgasbord of information this Friday at a workshop organized by Central Alberta: Access Prosperity and the provincial government. Entitled Gateway to International Market Access, the one-day event will feature a number of presentations on how to access export markets. Speakers will include representatives of the World Bank, Export Development Canada, the Department of Foreign Affairs Trade and Development, Alberta

CENTRAL ALBERTA: ACCESS PROSPERITY International and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Alberta and Canadian businesses that have already tapped into international markets. During lunch, International and Intergovernmental Relations Minister Cal Dallas will discuss the province’s new strategies for encouraging companies to access international markets. Scheduled for the Cornerstone Banquet Room at Red Deer Col-

lege, the event will begin with registrations and breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The program will conclude by 4 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, with advance registration required at Additional information can be obtained by contacting Matt Cornall of Central Alberta: Access Prosperity at 403-342-3103 or via email at

Teamsters warn of possible strike or lockout at CN Rail on Oct. 28 BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The Teamsters union is warning of a potential strike or lockout at CN Rail starting on Oct. 28. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference said in a statement Monday that its offer to continue a conciliation effort, which ended Oct. 7, has been rejected. The union represents some 3,300 conductors, trainmen, yardmen and traffic co-ordinators at CN (TSX:CNR). Spokesman Roland Hackl says the union is “extremely disappointed“ by CN’s refusal to extend mediation to forge a contract to replace one that expired July 22. A CN spokesman says the company is optimistic it can reach a settlement with the union “to avoid labour disruption in Cana-

da,” adding the earliest date for a strike or lockout is one minute after midnight on Oct. 29. Mark Hallman said in an email Tuesday that the two sides are scheduled to resume collective bargaining on Oct. 21, with the help of federally appointed mediators. He said those mediators had acted as conciliators during the conciliation process that ended Oct. 7. Hackl, the union spokesman, said in his statement that the railway is using an old tactic of “pointing a gun to its workers’ heads to force them to make concessions.” Hackl said the concessions being sought would see CN workers work longer hours with less rest time in between trips. He said this “flies in the face of scientific research on fatigue

management“ and seems to contradict CN CEO Claude Mongeau‘s July statement that railways had to make safety their ”number one priority.“ “CN’s managers have to walk the walk and talk the talk; they have to understand that people are not machines and that you should never place profits before people,” added the union statement. Hallman said CN does not comment on on-going labour negotiations as a matter of policy. But he added: “CN stresses that none of its bargaining proposals would in any way compromise the health and safety of TCRC members. Indeed, it is our opinion that CN’s proposals would positively affect the health and safety of our employees.”

Twitter’s losses mount ahead of IPO DESPITE DOUBLING REVENUE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Twitter’s losses are mounting as the online messaging service prepares to make its stock market debut. A regulatory filing Tuesday disclosed the San Francisco company lost nearly $65 million during the three months ending in September.

That’s the largest quarterly setback that Twitter has suffered during the past three years. Twitter lost about $22 million at the same time last year. In a development likely to hearten prospective investors, Twitter’s revenue more than doubled from last year to nearly $169 million. But the company’s rising losses could dampen some of the enthusiasm for Twitter’s initial public offering. The IPO is expected to be completed next month, though the company hasn’t set a target date. Twitter ended September with 232 million active users, up from 218 million in June.


Report says pipeline safer mode of transport than rail or truck THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A report by the Fraser Institute released Tuesday says pipeline is by far the safest way to transport oil when worker injury rates are compared, but it remains unclear which is the safest from an environmental standpoint. Using data from the U.S. Department of Transportation between 2005 and 2009, the study found the rates of injury requiring hospitalization in the U.S. were 30 times lower among pipeline workers than rail workers involved in shipping oil. For truck transport, the difference is even more stark, with an injury rate 37 times higher than oil transport by pipeline. When it comes to spills, road transport fared the worst, with nearly 20 incidents per

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Diversified and Industrials Agrium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 86.72 ATCO Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 45.55 BCE Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44.65 BlackBerry . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.50 Bombardier . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.95 Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 39.72 Cdn. National Railway . 109.07 Cdn. Pacific Railway. . . 133.96 Cdn. Utilities . . . . . . . . . . 35.86 Capital Power Corp . . . . 20.71 Cervus Equipment Corp 20.60 Dow Chemical . . . . . . . . 40.43 Enbridge Inc. . . . . . . . . . 42.55 Finning Intl. Inc. . . . . . . . 23.82 Fortis Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 31.54 General Motors Co. . . . . 34.70 Parkland Fuel Corp. . . . . 18.24 Sirius XM . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.73 SNC Lavalin Group. . . . . 44.13 Stantec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 55.00 Telus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . 34.82 Transalta Corp.. . . . . . . . 13.62 Transcanada. . . . . . . . . . 44.76 Consumer Canadian Tire . . . . . . . . . 93.63 Gamehost . . . . . . . . . . . . 14.00 Leon’s Furniture . . . . . . . 12.80 Loblaw Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 46.01 Maple Leaf Foods. . . . . . 13.13 MARKETS CLOSE TORONTO — The Toronto stock market closed modestly higher Tuesday amid worries that a bipartisan deal hammered out in the U.S. senate to increase the debt ceiling and forestall a possible default could fail because of demands from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The S&P/TSX composite index gained 39.35 points to 12,931.46, two days before the U.S. hits its borrowing limit, at which point the government would start to run out of money to pay creditors. The Canadian dollar was down 0.24 of a cent to 96.34 cents US as the greenback moved higher alongside rising U.S. Treasury bond yields. U.S. indexes finished sharply lower with the Dow Jones industrials down 133.25 points to 15,168.01. The Nasdaq was 21.26 points lower at 3,794.01 and the S&P 500 index points shed 12.08 points to 1,698.06. On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s three-month and sixmonth bills sold at a higher-than average yield. The US$35 billion of three-month bills sold at a high rate of 0.13 per cent, well above the 0.035 per cent paid to sell the notes a week ago. The Treasury sold $30 billion in sixmonth bills at a high rate of 0.15 per cent, compared to 0.06 per cent in last week’s sale. Commodities were generally lower after optimism over reaching a U.S. debt deal sent prices higher for copper, oil and gold on Monday. The gold sector led advancers, up about 3.1 per cent even as December bullion declined $3.40 to US$1,273.20 an ounce. Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) was ahead 65 cents to C$18.46 while Goldcorp (TSX:G) climbed 49 cents to $24.97. The base metals sector was up 1.49 per cent with December copper unchanged at US$3.31 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) climbed 73 cents to C$27.89.

Rona Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.00 Shoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . 59.88 Tim Hortons . . . . . . . . . . 59.96 Wal-Mart . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74.37 WestJet Airlines . . . . . . . 24.70 Mining Barrick Gold . . . . . . . . . . 18.46 Cameco Corp. . . . . . . . . 18.21 First Quantum Minerals . 18.86 Goldcorp Inc. . . . . . . . . . 24.97 Hudbay Minerals. . . . . . . . 8.12 Kinross Gold Corp. . . . . . . 4.99 Potash Corp.. . . . . . . . . . 33.12 Sherritt Intl. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.54 Teck Resources . . . . . . . 27.89 Energy Arc Energy . . . . . . . . . . . 26.54 Badger Daylighting Ltd. . 70.88 Baker Hughes. . . . . . . . . 50.12 Bonavista . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.51 Bonterra Energy . . . . . . . 55.67 Cdn. Nat. Res. . . . . . . . . 33.74 Cdn. Oil Sands Ltd. . . . . 20.28 Canyon Services Group. 11.75 Cenovous Energy Inc. . . 30.98 CWC Well Services . . . . 0.710 Encana Corp. . . . . . . . . . 18.30 Essential Energy. . . . . . . . 2.80 Exxon Mobil . . . . . . . . . . 86.79 The tech sector was up 1.12 per cent as Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN) announced patent settlement deals with U.S. tech companies Hewlett-Packard Co. and Novatel Wireless Inc. The deals end litigation with both. Financial terms were not disclosed. Wi-Lan shares gained 13 cents to $4.25. BlackBerry (TSX:BB) rose 15 cents to $8.50 as it appealed to customers to stay with the troubled smartphone maker while it restructures. In an open letter released Monday afternoon on Twitter and Facebook, and in some newspapers Tuesday, BlackBerry tells its “customers, partners and fans” that they can continue to count on the company. The financials sector was also higher with National Bank (TSX:NA) ahead 54 cents to $86.36. The Sunday Times reported that TD Bank is considering buying the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. retail business Citizens for US$13 billion. TD Bank and RBS both declined comment on the report and TD (TSX:TD) shares fell 19 cents to $92.32. The energy sector was slightly higher as the November crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was off $1.20 at US$101.88 a barrel, its lowest close since July 2. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) gained 44 cents to C$33.74. In earnings news, chip giant Intel posted quarterly earnings per share of 58 cents after the close. That was five cents better than analyst estimates. Its stock was up 2.2 per cent in after-hours trading in New York. MARKET HIGHLIGHTS Highlights at close Tuesday. Stocks: S&P/TSX Composite Index — 12,931.46 up 39.35 points TSX Venture Exchange — 929.13 down 0.24 point TSX 60 — 743.63 up 2.30 points Dow — 15,168.01 down 133.25 points S&P 500 — 1,698.06 down 12.08

Halliburton Co. . . . . . . . . 51.16 High Arctic . . . . . . . . . . . . 2.60 Husky Energy . . . . . . . . . 29.46 Imperial Oil . . . . . . . . . . . 45.53 Pengrowth Energy . . . . . . 6.51 Penn West Energy . . . . . 11.46 Pinecrest Energy Inc. . . . 0.540 Precision Drilling Corp . . 10.95 Suncor Energy . . . . . . . . 37.12 Talisman Energy . . . . . . . 12.52 Trican Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 13.68 Trinidad Energy . . . . . . . 10.34 Vermilion Energy . . . . . . 57.45 Financials Bank of Montreal . . . . . . 70.23 Bank of N.S. . . . . . . . . . . 60.03 CIBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82.95 Cdn. Western . . . . . . . . . 31.70 Carfinco . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.30 Great West Life. . . . . . . . 30.30 IGM Financial . . . . . . . . . 49.00 Intact Financial Corp. . . . 62.31 Manulife Corp. . . . . . . . . 17.79 National Bank . . . . . . . . . 86.36 Rifco Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.96 Royal Bank . . . . . . . . . . . 68.22 Sun Life Fin. Inc.. . . . . . . 33.88 TD Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92.32

points Nasdaq — 3,794.01 down 21.26 points Currencies at close: Cdn — 96.34 cents US, down 0.24 of a cent Pound — C$1.66, up 0.77 of a cent Euro — C$1.4029, unchanged Euro — US$1.3515, down 0.14 of a cent Oil futures: US$101.21 per barrel, down $1.20 (November contract) Gold futures: US$1,273.20 per oz., down $3.40 (December contract) Canadian Fine Silver Handy and Harman: $22.791 per oz., down 16.5 cents $732.73 per kg., up $5.31 TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE The TSX Venture Exchange closed on Tuesday at 929.13, down 0.24 point. The volume at 4:20 p.m. ET was 157.41 million shares. ICE FUTURES CANADA Canola: Nov. ’13 $2.70 lower $477.40; Jan. ’14 $3.10 lower $487.20; March ’14 $3.10 lower $494.70; May ’14 $3.40 lower $501.10; July ’14 $3.60 lower $506.70; Nov. ’14 $3.60 lower $506.70; Jan ’15 $3.60 lower $509.00; March ’15 $3.60 lower $508.00; May ’15 $3.60 lower $502.20; July ’15 $3.60 lower $500.10; Nov ’15 $3.60 lower $496.90. Barley (Western): Dec ’13 unchanged $152.00; March ’14 unchanged $154.00; May ’14 unchanged $155.00; July ’14 unchanged $155.00; Oct. ’14 unchanged $155.00; Dec. ’14 unchanged $155.00; March ’15 unchanged $155.00; May ’15 unchanged $155.00; July ’15 unchanged $155.00. Tuesday’s estimated volume of trade: 660,800 tonnes of canola; 0 tonnes of barley (Western Barley) Total: 660,800.

EU gives final OK to joint banking supervisor BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LUXEMBOURG — European Union officials on Tuesday approved the creation of a centralized banking supervisor, but squabbled over the next steps in the 28-country bloc’s quest to stabilize its financial system. Finance ministers at a meeting in Luxembourg cleared the final legal hurdle to the establishment of the new banking supervisor, which will be operated by the European Central Bank and directly oversee the bloc’s 130 biggest banks. “This marks an important step,” German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said. The so-called single supervisory mechanism is due to be operational late next year after assessing European banks’ balance sheets to identify possible capital shortfalls. If the supervisor finds that a bank needs help, a bank rescue authority would step in to unwind or prop up ailing lenders. It would have a fund of money at its disposal. These various parts make up the EU’s so-called banking union, an effort to make sure that a bank failure in one country does not overwhelm an individual state, threatening the wider region’s stability. However, the ministers were still

far from reaching an agreement on some issues, mainly how to design and fund a bank rescue authority. Germany and other countries that have paid the bulk of Europe’s bailout programs have concerns about the institution’s legal basis and fear their taxpayers will be stuck with bills to clean up messy banks in Europe’s weaker economies. Luxembourg Finance Minister Luc Frieden argued the 17-nation eurozone needs a credible financial backstop since most banks operate across borders. Michel Barnier, the EU Commissioner in charge of financial sector reforms, added that the new banking supervisor cannot work if there isn’t alongside it a bank rescue authority that can take the actions needed to keep the financial system stable. “A banking union also requires action to restructure non-viable banks when necessary,” he said. European officials are determined to spare taxpayers from having to pay for further bank bailouts, and plan to rely instead on a levy to be paid by banks to build up the backstop fund. The EU hopes to reach an agreement over the next two or three months to ensure the legislation can make its way through the European Parliament, whose term ends in May.

Australian PM hopes Parliament will pass bills dumping carbon tax THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANBERRA, Australia — Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday he hoped Parliament would pass legislation dumping Australia’s carbon tax by Christmas. Abbott revealed that Parliament would sit on Nov. 11 for the first time since his conservative coalition won government at elections on Sept. 7. High on the agenda will be bills to repeal the carbon tax paid by Aus-

tralia’s worst industrial polluters. The legislation would be sure to pass the House of Representative, where the government holds a clear majority. But the outcome is uncertain in the Senate, where no party holds a majority of seats. “I would like the Senate to consider this matter as quickly as possible,” Abbott told reporters, adding that he wanted the Senate vote before Christmas. The unpopular carbon tax was introduced

by the former centre-left Labor Party government and has been levied since July 2012. Labor leader Bill Shorten stands by the tax which is designed to curb Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Australia is among the world’s worst carbon gas emitters on a per capita basis. Abbott plans to end the tax from July 2014. Electricity bills would fall by 9 per cent and gas prices by 7 per cent with the tax gone, Abbott said.

Ireland unveils 7th straight austerity budget BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ireland unveiled its seventh straight austerity budget Tuesday, a plan to slash 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) from next year’s deficit and pave the way for the nation to escape from its international bailout. Finance Minister Michael Noonan told lawmakers he was confident that Ireland can resume normal borrowing on bond markets at affordable rates by December, when the country’s bailout funds run out. Noonan said Ireland’s bailout escape was certain because the Irish treasury had already “stockpiled” about 25 billion euros ($34 billion) to ensure that the

nation’s bills can be paid through 2014. The move comes three years after Ireland was forced by the crippling cost of bank rescues to seek 67.5 billion euros in emergency loans from the European Union and International Monetary Fund. Police deployed heavily outside Leinster House, the parliamentary building, and key streets in central Dublin to ensure that hundreds of anti-austerity protesters did not try to block the roads. Ireland has been raising taxes and slashing spending since 2008, when a Celtic Tiger boom fueled by cheap eurozone credit ended, bringing six domestic banks to the brink of failure. Ireland was forced in 2010 to abandon the bond markets when its own bor-

rowing costs soared. Noonan said Ireland expected to slash its 2014 deficit to 4.8 per cent, much better than the previously agreed EU-IMF target of 5.4 per cent. Aiming for a smaller deficit should help Ireland sell bonds more cheaply. The cost of bank bailouts forced Ireland to hit an EU-record 34 per cent deficit in 2010. Noonan, whose government was formed in 2011, noted that Ireland had consistently beaten its deficit-reduction targets since then. He said Ireland’s debt-to-GDP ratio would peak at the end of this year at 124 per cent, then decline next year to 118.4 per cent.

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Polei surprised by trade NEW REBELS FORWARD CONVINCED HE HAD A FUTURE WITH BLADES BEFORE BEING TRADED BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Evan Polei was convinced he had a future with the Saskatoon Blades. His immediate future is now with the Red Deer Rebels. The 17-year-old forward admitted Tuesday that he didn’t expect to be traded from the Blades to the Rebels last week. “I was surprised. Saskatoon had told me a bunch of good things from their point of view, but then they called me off the ice during warm-ups and said I was traded,” he said. “So yeah, it was a big surprise.” The Wetaskiwin product drew rave reviews during the Blades’ training camp and looked good in the preseason. But when the serious Western Hockey League games started, he was with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the AJHL. “They told me I got into a comfort zone, that I could have been a little more aggressive out there,” said Polei, when asked what message he received from the Blades when he was reassigned to the Crusaders. “They said I didn’t play like I wanted a spot on the team, that it was more like I thought I had a spot on the team. “But no one has a (guaranteed) spot

on a team, so it was a wake-up call. I was told that one of the reasons they sent me home was to wake me up and get me going again.” The Blades recalled Polei when they ran into injury problems and he appeared in two games with the club before being dealt to the Rebels. So far he has yet to record a point in four WHL games — including two with the Rebels — but is confident it’s just a matter of time before he shows up in a scoring summary. The six-foot-one, 228-pound winger put up some respectable numbers with the midget AAA Edmonton Southside Athletics last winter, scoring 17 goals and adding 15 assists in 34 regularseason games. “I’ve been getting some chances this season, the puck just hasn’t went in the net,” he said. “But I feel that if I use my size I can create room and opportunities for myself.” Rebels general manager/head coach Brent Sutter is hopeful that Polei will use his bulk to provide the Rebels with a physical presence both now and over the next two to three seasons. The Rebels bench boss has also made it known that he wants the big forward to get himself into better physical condition.

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Evan Polei was surprised by the trade that brought him to the Red Deer Rebels from the Saskatoon Blades but the big winger is going to be looked upon to provide a physical presence for the Rebels.

Crosby gets three assists as Pens edge Oilers PITTSBURGH STAYS UNBEATEN AT HOME WHILE EDMONTON LOSES FOURTH STRAIGHT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Penguins 3 Oilers 2 PITTSBURGH — Evgeni Malkin stood in the right circle just watching the play unfold in front of him when the puck suddenly materialized on his stick with nary a soul around. The empty net never had a chance. The Pittsburgh Penguins centre wristed his second goal of the season 7:20 into the third period to put the Penguins in front for good in a 3-2 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night. “Tough angle, great shot by Geno,” Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby said. “He’s been getting chances, it’s always nice to see them go in.” Something that seems to be happening a lot for the Penguins, who remained unbeaten and largely unchallenged at home. Crosby assisted on all three Pittsburgh goals to vault him into the NHL scoring lead, two of the assists going to linemates Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 20 shots to improve to 5-0, including a handful of spectacular saves to fend off the Oilers, who twice rallied to tie the game. “He’s making all the right saves at the right time,” Kunitz said. Ales Hemsky and Jordan Eberle scored for Edmonton. Jason Labarbera made 25 saves but was nowhere to be found on the game-winner. The Penguins were on the power play when Crosby fed defenceman Paul Martin at the point. Martin wound up for a one-timer but instead dribbled a knuckler that slow-


Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a breakaway shot by Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz in the first period of an NHL game in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. ly rolled right to Malkin. Labarbera wasn’t sure what was happening until Malkin was in the corner celebrating. “I didn’t know what happened,” Labarbera said. “I look over and the puck is on his stick and I was kind of in no man’s land.” The Oilers fell to 1-5-1 to quell some early optimism the franchise is heading in the right direction behind former

No. 1 picks Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov. “We’ve got to find ways to win games, that’s the bottom line,” Labarbera said. “Every one of us needs to step it up a bit more and find a way to win.” It was the Oilers’ fourth straight loss. The Penguins haven’t trailed at home yet this season and wasted little time jumping

on the well-travelled Oilers, who were playing their third game in four nights. Crosby, coming off a hat trick in a victory in Tampa on Saturday, collected the puck behind the Edmonton net and flipped a pass that deflected off Kunitz’s stick and went right to Dupuis, who slipped a shot between Labarbera’s legs to make it 1-0 just 3:08 into the first period. Pittsburgh

dominated the first 20 minutes but the Oilers collected themselves early in the second. A 5-on-3 power play failed to produce a goal but the momentum from the end of the penalty allowed Edmonton to tie it. Jeff Petry threw in a shot from the point and David Perron jumped on the rebound but his shot into a wide-open net went off the post and behind Fleury. Hemsky raced in and poked it across the goal line for his second goal of the season. Kunitz made it 2-1 Pittsburgh just past the game’s midway point, though he left the hard work up to Dupuis and Crosby. Racing in three-on-two, Dupuis’ wrist shot at the net was deflected by Crosby. The puck glanced off Labarbera’s glove and slid toward the net. Crosby raced behind the net and was about to tap it in only to have Kunitz beat his good friend to the punch by a split second. “It happened pretty quick, I’m going to check my stick to see if there’s a mark or a little chip on it,” Crosby said with a laugh. Still, the Oilers kept coming. Fleury, arguably Pittsburgh’s best player during the team’s quick start, ended up sprawled in front of the net during a scrum and was unable to secure the puck. It trickled out to Eberle, who lifted a backhand over a sea of players with 4:01 remaining in the second. It wasn’t enough, however, for Edmonton to end a miserable opening two weeks or put a dent in Pittsburgh’s perfect record at Consol Energy Center.

Kings get top of the line player in Pottinger recruit, Crelin It took several years but RDC Kings basketball before taking last year off. head coach Clayton Pottinger and Clay Crelin finally “I took a year off to get my life together,” he said. got together. “But I was still hungry to play basketball and with Pottinger tried to recruit Crelin coach (Pottinger) being here that played while he was at Douglas College in New a big part of my decision to come here. It Westminster, but the two could never wasn’t because I know him, but because of hook up. who he is as a person and a man.” All that changed this year when CreCrelin is also familiar with several memlin decided to return to college and bers of the Kings, including his brother Rewith Pottinger at RDC it was a natural ece Gavin, who also played for NAIT and fit. Keyano College. “He was a kid I’ve known for several “I also know Ashaunti (Hogan) from when years and someone I tried to recruit I was in B.C.,” said Crelin. while I was at Douglas College,” ex“Coming here is a dream come true, as plained Pottinger. “It didn’t work out, we have a great team and a great bunch of but we stayed in touch. In the end it was guys.” a matter of timing and this seemed to Crelin gives the Kings a top of the line COLLEGE be the year.” player, who will provide scoring, reboundREPORT Crelin, a native of Brackendale, B.C., ing and leadership. who played high school at Kitsilano, did “He is pretty damn good,” said Pottinger. play briefly with Douglas before moving “He fills the gap with Rob (Pierce) not comto Texas. ing back until Christmas. He’s super athletic “I was going to play there, but my mother unfortu- and can fill any position.” nately got sick and I had to come back home to look Crelin will be used up front, but doesn’t mind after things,” explained the six-foot-four forward. “I playing any role. eventually moved to Edmonton and have been there “I just want to win and I’ll contribute any way ever since.” I can . . . I’ll do whatever I have to do, whether it’s He played a season and a half with the NAIT Ooks as a role player or a scorer. I just want to fit in,” he


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said. “I know the guys look at me to be a leader by example, but really I believe my ability to fit in with everyone is one of my biggest attributes.” Crelin attended the national championships with NAIT while the Kings have attended the Canadian finals the last two seasons. Crelin wants nothing more than to return. “It would be great to go back, especially this year with the nationals close to my home town in Squamish.” The defending ACAC champion Kings, and the Queens, see their first league action Saturday when they visit The Kings University College Eagles. They don’t play at home until Nov. 1 when they host Olds. ● The hockey Kings, 4-2, will meet Concordia University College Thunder in a home-and-home series — Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Penhold Multiplex and Saturday at 8:15 p.m. at Glengarry Arena in Edmonton. ● The RDC golf team is in Quebec City for the national championships, with Kyle Morrison going in as a definite threat for gold on the men’s side. Morrison, who was the golfer of the year in the ACAC, was undefeated in ACAC play. Action begins Wednesday.

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Monahan hopes to keep rolling FLAMES’ ROOKIE LOOKING TO KEEP POINTS STREAK ALIVE AND HELP TEAM WIN ON WEST COAST ROAD TRIP CALGARY — Sean Monahan was just nine years old the last the last time the Calgary Flames won in Anaheim. If the impressive rookie can stay hot when Calgary starts a five-game western road swing there on Wednesday, the surprising Flames may be able to put that dubious distinction to rest. A win in Southern California would be a boost to the Flames (3-0-2). The last time they won in Anaheim was back on Jan. 19, 2004 when the Ducks (4-1-0) were still known as the Mighty Ducks. “I never knew that, so I think that would be cool to get a win there,” said Monahan, who scored the gamewinning goal in Calgary’s last game at home on Friday to propel the Flames to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils. Monahan is currently riding a fourgame, goal-scoring streak. The sixfoot-two, 185-pound centre leads the Flames with four goals, to go with two assists, and has recorded at least one point in every game he has played. “I’m sure you guys realize how ma-

ture he is for a guy who’s just turned 19 (on Saturday),” said Calgary captain Mark Giordano. “If you watch him play, if you really watch his game, he’s such a smart, headsy player. You can’t teach what he has. He’s in a great spot all the time and when he gets those chances around the net he finishes, so it’s been pretty to watch so far.” Calgary used the sixth overall selection to choose Monahan in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft last June and the Flames still have the option to send him back to junior with the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s. Monahan’s entry level contract will kick in as soon as he plays his 10th game with Calgary, which is slated to take place on Oct. 24 in Dallas against the Stars. Calgary coach Bob Hartley hasn’t yet discussed the possibility of assigning Monahan back to the 67’s with general manager Jay Feaster or president of hockey operations Brian Burke. “We know how to count to nine, so eventually we’ll have a breakfast or a lunch or a dinner,” Hartley said. “I’m sure we’re going to be talking about it.” For now, Monahan will just go about his business of turning heads with

his play in an effort to stick with the Flames for the rest of the season. “I’m going to try and be the same player I’ve been and just continue to learn things and build on my game and try and be an everyday pro and let the cards fall where they fall,” said Monahan, who is coming off of backto-back 78-point seasons with the 67’s. “I’m here to do my job and do my part and they’re going to make the decision whenever they want to, so we’ll see what happens.” Fellow Flames rookie Sven Baertschi has enjoyed playing on the same line with Monahan and is hoping they can continue to build upon the chemistry they have developed. “We understand each other really well, so it makes it easier to make plays right now,” said Baertschi, who has put up a goal and two assists through five games. “For him, the main thing is he’s just got to keep going, to keep playing the same way he’s playing. In the end, that’s the decision somebody else has to make for him. He’s been great here. He’s been outstanding.” Baertschi knows what it’s like to be under the microscope as a highly-

touted, first-round pick of the Flames. Calgary’s 13th overall selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft started the season with the Flames last year, but was sent down to play in the minors with the AHL’s Abbotsford Heat after going scoreless in his first four games. Baertschi was eventually recalled and finished the season on a sevengame point-scoring streak, during which time he had three goals and six assists. “I really enjoy it right now that I’m not always in the spotlight,” said Baertschi, who wants to do his part to extend Monahan’s current streak. “He should keep doing that well, so I can just do my thing and relax and make sure he’s scores goals and keep him happy.” Monahan credited Baertschi with helping him through the process of adapting to life in the NHL. “Obviously we’re both kind of in the same boat right now and we’re both working hard to try and play on this team full time,” Monahan said. “Sven’s a good player. We get along. We talk a lot on the ice, off the ice. Right now, we’re finding each other. I think we’re only going to get better.”

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Boston Red Sox’s Mike Napoli hits a home run in the seventh inning during Game 3 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, in Detroit.


Napoli blast leads Red Sox over Tigers in pitching duel Red Sox 1 Tigers 0 DETROIT — Once again this October, one run was enough. The Boston Red Sox scored it — and now they lead an AL championship series that seemed to be slipping away last weekend. John Lackey edged Justin Verlander in the latest duel of these pitching-rich playoffs, and Boston’s bullpen shut down Detroit’s big boppers with the game on the line to lift the Red Sox over the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 advantage in the ALCS. Mike Napoli homered off Verlander in the seventh inning, and Detroit’s best chance to rally fell short in the eighth when Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struck out with runners at the corners. “This game had the feel it was going to be won or lost on one pitch,” Boston reliever Craig Breslow said. “Lackey kept us in the game. Every inning where he was able to throw up a zero gave us a lift.” Despite three straight gems by their starters, the Tigers suddenly trail in a best-of-seven series they initially appeared to control. Game 4 is tonight at Comerica Park, with Jake Peavy scheduled to start for the Red Sox against Doug Fister. Peavy set the tone Tuesday during a pregame news conference, when he sounded miffed that so much of the attention was focused on Verlander before Game 3. “It’s been funny for me to watch all the coverage of the game coming in,” Peavy said. “Almost like we didn’t have a starter going today. Our starter is pretty good, too.” Lackey backed that up and then some. He allowed four hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out eight without a walk in a game that was delayed 17 minutes in the second inning because lights on the stadium towers went out. “I think that little time off gave him a chance to slow down a little bit. He was excited and pumped that first inning,” Boston catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia said. “Kind of getting excited with his slider, throwing a little too hard and leaving it over the middle, but he was still pretty effective.” It was the second 1-0 game in this matchup between the highest-scoring teams in the majors. Dominant pitching has been a running theme throughout these playoffs, which have included four 1-0 scores and seven shutouts in the first 26 games. “The runs are pretty stingy,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said. “This is what it’s about in post-season, is good pitching.” After rallying from a five-run deficit to even the series in Game 2, Boston came away with a win in Detroit against one of the game’s best pitchers. The Tigers had a chance for their own comeback in the eighth when Austin Jackson drew a one-out walk and Torii Hunter followed with a single. But Cabrera, who failed to reach base for the first time in 32 post-season games for the Tigers, never looked comfortable against Junichi Tazawa, swinging and missing at the first two offerings and eventually chasing an outside pitch for strike three. “To me, I (got) myself out. I was swinging at a lot of balls out of the strike zone,” said Cabrera, who has been banged up for a couple of months but homered in Game 2. “When you swing at balls, you’re not able

to have success.” Fielder looked even more overmatched against Koji Uehara, striking out on three pitches. Uehara also worked the ninth for a save, ensuring that Lackey’s fine performance wouldn’t go to waste. Lackey pitched poorly his first two seasons in Boston after signing an $82.5 million, five-year contract in December 2009. Then he missed all of 2012 following elbow ligament-replacement surgery. He’s been better this season, and he kept the defending AL champions off balance Tuesday by effectively changing speeds. “He just never gave in,” Saltalamacchia said. Napoli’s first at-bat in the majors was against Verlander on May 4, 2006, at Comerica Park. He homered then, too. “He’s tough. He was on his game tonight. He was keeping all of us off balance,” said Napoli, who rubbed his bat on teammate Jonny Gomes’ beard before going up to the plate. “I got to a 3-2 count and put a good swing on a pitch, was able to drive it.” In the last two games, the Tigers have started Verlander and 21-game winner Max Scherzer — and the Red Sox won both. Throw in Anibal Sanchez’s outstanding effort in the opener, when the Red Sox managed only a ninthinning single in a 1-0 loss, and Detroit’s three starters in the ALCS have combined to allow two runs and six hits with 35 strikeouts in 21 innings. Still, the Tigers have fallen behind because their bullpen blew a four-run lead late in Game 2 and the offence came up empty at home on Tuesday. Detroit stranded runners on first and third in the first, then wasted Jhonny Peralta’s leadoff double in the fifth. Peralta reached third with one out, but an overanxious Omar Infante struck out and Andy Dirks grounded out. Verlander needed every bit of focus after Jacoby Ellsbury’s one-out single in the sixth. The Tigers have not held runners well this year, but a number of pickoff throws helped prevent a steal.



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Cardinals 4 Dodgers 2 LOS ANGELES — Matt Holliday and pinchhitter Shane Robinson connected for the first home runs of the NL championship series, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven playoff. In a series starved for offence, the Cardinals scored as many runs as they did in the first three games combined, when the teams totalled nine runs. Game 5 is this afternoon at Dodger Stadium, with the Cardinals one win from the World Series. Zack Greinke is set to start for Los Angeles against Joe Kelly. Of course, St. Louis had a 3-1 lead in last year’s NLCS before dropping three straight to San Francisco, the eventual World Series champion. It was a painful defeat for the Dodgers — in more ways than one. Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez, playing with a broken left rib, left in the middle of the sixth after striking out three times. “It got worse as we went along,” manager Don Mattingly said. St. Louis third baseman David Freese came out after six innings. He left Monday’s game with a cramp in his right calf. Hitless in his previous 22 at-bats at Dodger Stadium, Holliday sent a two-run shot off Ricky Nolasco an estimated 426 feet to left field, capping a three-run third that gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead. Seeking a second title in three years, St. Louis turned three important double plays and

picked off a runner at second base in the seventh. Defensive standout Pete Kozma, inserted at shortstop in the sixth, started a difficult double play and darted in to complete the pickoff. Second baseman Matt Carpenter also keyed St. Louis’ sharp work with the gloves, one night after some sloppy play was costly in a 3-0 defeat. Carpenter had an RBI double in the third that scored David Descalso, who hit a leadoff single. Carpenter came around on Holliday’s homer after there were none in the first three games for the first time in NLCS history. Carlos Martinez pitched two scoreless innings in relief of winner Lance Lynn. Trevor Rosenthal got three outs for his second save in the series. After a leadoff single by Andre Ethier in the ninth, Yasiel Puig grounded into a double play. Juan Uribe struck out to end it, leaving the Dodgers on the brink of elimination. Now, they’ll count on Greinke and ace Clayton Kershaw to pitch them back into the series. “Kind of the best thought I have is, I’ve got one of the best pitchers in baseball pitching tomorrow,” Mattingly said.

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Sabres’ Kaleta suspended 10 games for hit to head on Blue Jackets’ Johnson UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended by the NHL for 10 games for an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson last week. The punishment, which will cost Kaleta $152,439 in lost salary, was handed down Tuesday by the league’s Department of Player Safety. Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ association. Kaleta was suspended for five games last season after he shoved New York Rangers centre Brad Richards from behind and into the boards. That ban cost Kaleta $72,000 in salary. Kaleta was suspended two other times earlier in his career. The latest hit took place at 3:10 of the first period of Buffalo’s 4-1 loss to Columbus on Thursday. Kaleta wasn’t penalized in the game. Kaleta already missed games against Chicago and Minnesota, while awaiting an in-person hearing on Tuesday. He then sat out that night’s game at the New York Islanders. Kaleta’s lost salary will go to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. He is eligible to return Nov. 2 against Anaheim.

Chimera fined for hit on Oilers’ Schultz NEW YORK — Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera has been fined for a hit on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Justin Schultz. The NHL announced Tuesday night that Chimera was fined $4,487.18 — the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement — for boarding Schultz in the first period of the Capitals’ 4-2 win Monday. Chimera was given a minor penalty on the play.

Cal Ripken’s mother unhurt after being carjacked ABERDEEN, Md. — Police say a man with a handgun approached baseball great Cal Ripken’s mother in a bank parking lot in Maryland and demanded her car, but she activated a key alarm and he left. Authorities say 75-year-old Vi Ripken wasn’t hurt Tuesday and a suspect is now in custody. Police spokesman Lt. Frederick Budnick says Ripken entered the bank afterward to alert authorities in her hometown of Aberdeen, north of Baltimore. The spokesman says charges are pending. He didn’t immediately identify the suspect. Last year, Vi Ripken reported being kidnapped at gunpoint from her Aberdeen home. She returned unharmed 24 hours later. No one has been arrested in the case.

Jamaican Olympian tests positive amid inquiry of nation’s policy KINGSTON, Jamaica — A Jamaican who competed in taekwondo at the London Olympics says he has tested positive for a banned substance. Kenneth Edwards said in a statement Tuesday he was notified about the results a month ago and he is awaiting results of a backup sample. Edwards says he has not competed since July and there was no practical reason to use a diuretic for any kind of preparation. He says he will challenge the findings. The announcement comes as the world’s anti-doping authority launches a sweeping audit of Jamaica’s drug-testing agency amid allegations of inconsistent testing. Doping investigations also are underway involving other Jamaicans, including sprint stars Veronica Campbell-Brown, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson.


REBELS: Conditioning “Everyone can get into a bit better shape,” said Polei. “It’s tough to say, but I could use a little more conditioning and work on my footspeed. I just have to have the mindset and buy-in.” The Rebels return to action Friday against the visiting Edmonton Oil Kings. The Calgary Hitmen visit the Centrium Saturday. ● Two members of the midget AAA Red Deer Optimist Chiefs — defenceman TJ Brown of Lacombe and forward Tyler Steenbergen of Sylvan Lake — have been named to Team Alberta for the 2013 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup set for Oct. 31-Nov. 4 at Calgary. The annual tournament features the highest-rated players in the under-16 age category representing the four western provinces . . . Former Rebels defenceman Matt Pufahl is the WHL player of the week for the period ending Oct. 13. Pufahl, who was traded from Red Deer to Saskatoon in December of 2011 and was then dealt to Everett last July, recorded six points (4g, 2a) and was a plus-5 in four games last week, helping the Silvertips to a 3-0-1-0 record . . . The Regina Pats claimed Red Deer native Mac Engel off waivers from the Prince George Cougars Tuesday. The 20-year-old netminder will fill the spot vacated by 19-year-old Teagan Sacher, who left the Pats to pursue academic interests at the University of Winnipeg. Engel has appeared in 135 WHL games with the Cougars and Spokane Chiefs and holds a career record of 52-51-4-10 to go with a 2.91 goals-against average, .894 save percentage and seven shutouts.

REGINA — It takes some pretty big stones to strip down to your skivvies and pose for a photo, but that’s exactly what some of the beefiest hunks in the sport of curling have done. The 2014 Men of Curling Calendar was released Tuesday. Proceeds will go to a number of different charities, including the Canadian Spinal Research Organization and the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. Mike McEwen, skip of Team Manitoba, is on the cover wearing form-fitting briefs while balancing on concrete blocks. Most of the models are from Canada: Ben Hebert of Calgary, Carter Rycroft of Grande Prairie, John Morris of Chestermere, Jon Mead of Winnipeg, Craig Savill of Ottawa, Brad Jacobs and E.J. Harnden of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Paul Flemming of Halifax. Rounding out the models are Niklas Edin of Sweden, Thomas Ulsrud of Norway and David Murdoch of Scotland.



“It’s for a great cause and I didn’t think it was that big of a deal,” said Hebert. “We thought it would just be fun to do. We don’t get asked a whole bunch to be models in our sport by any stretch of the imagination.”

Pospisil gets early upset of Hewitt in first round at Vienna VIENNA, Austria — Vasek Pospisil of Canada saved two set points before beating former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 7-6 (6), 6-4 in the first round of the Erste Bank Open on Tuesday. Pospisil trailed the now 53rd-ranked Australian 6-4 in the tiebreaker before reeling off four straight points to take the opening set. An early break in the second proved enough for the seventh-seeded Canadian. “It’s very special for me to beat a former No. 1,” said the 23-year-old Pospisil, who won just two games in his only previous match against Hewitt in Newport last year. “I’ve come a long way since. I started working with another coach and I’ve put in a lot of hard work.”

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Central Division W L OTLSOL 7 1 1 0 6 5 0 0 5 3 0 1 5 4 1 0 4 5 0 0 1 8 0 1

Pt 13 13 11 10 10 10

GF 39 35 33 29 35 22

GA 20 32 34 29 32 50

Pt 15 12 11 11 8 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE B.C. Division GP W L OTLSOL GF Victoria 12 7 5 0 0 29 Kelowna 8 5 1 0 2 37 Prince George 11 5 5 0 1 23 Kamloops 10 3 7 0 0 28 Vancouver 10 1 7 1 1 19

GA 29 26 34 36 41

Pt 14 12 11 6 4

GA 23 34 20 36 28

Pt 16 16 14 9 9

Spokane Seattle Everett Portland Tri-City

GP 10 10 9 8 11

U.S. Division W L OTLSOL 8 2 0 0 8 2 0 0 6 1 2 0 4 3 0 1 4 6 0 1

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WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE EASTERN CONFERENCE East Division GP W L OTLSOL GF GA Swift Current 10 6 3 0 1 39 25 Prince Albert 11 6 4 1 0 41 42 Saskatoon 11 5 5 0 1 37 40 Brandon 10 5 5 0 0 34 38 Regina 10 5 5 0 0 31 34 Moose Jaw 11 4 5 0 2 28 34 GP Medicine Hat 9 Red Deer 11 Calgary 9 Kootenay 10 Edmonton 9 Lethbridge 10


GF 38 42 29 42 27

Note: A team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL or SOL columns. Monday’s results Kamloops 7 Lethbridge 1 Regina 5 Brandon 1 Saskatoon 2 Moose Jaw 1 Victoria 3 Prince George 0 Tuesday’s game Prince Albert at Edmonton, late Wednesday’s games Brandon at Moose Jaw, 7 p.m. Seattle at Kamloops, 8 p.m. Tri-City at Portland, 8 p.m. Lethbridge at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Swift Current at Spokane, 8:05 p.m. Prince George at Victoria, 8:05 p.m.

Red Deer Rebels Scoring GP G A Pts Bleackley 11 6 9 15 Dieno 11 4 7 11 Bellerive 11 5 5 10 Gaudet 10 3 5 8 Fleury 11 2 6 8 x-Pawlenchuk 7 4 3 7 Maxwell 11 1 5 6 x-Musil 11 2 3 5 Sutter 4 2 2 4 Johnson 11 2 2 4 Volek 11 2 2 4 Fafard 8 0 2 2 Doetzel 11 0 2 2 Stockl 10 1 0 1 x-Mpofu 11 1 0 1 x-Nell 7 0 1 1 Dixon 11 0 1 1 x-Burman 2 0 0 0 x-Charif 2 0 0 0 x-Chorney 4 0 0 0 x-Polei 4 0 0 0 x-Shmoorkoff 5 0 0 0 Bartosak 9 0 0 0 x-Bear 9 0 0 0 x-Rookie Goaltenders MP GA SO GAA Bartosak 543 25 0 2.76 Burman 118 7 0 3.55

PIM 6 7 13 16 0 0 4 17 2 9 7 31 21 7 2 0 28 0 0 4 0 2 2 6

+/0 3 0 -3 3 5 3 0 2 4 -3 -2 5 -4 -1 0 -2 — 0 0 0 -2 — 1

Sv% .920 .868

National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts Toronto 7 6 1 0 12 Detroit 7 5 2 0 10 Montreal 6 4 2 0 8 Tampa Bay 6 4 2 0 8 Boston 5 3 2 0 6 Ottawa 5 1 2 2 4 Florida 7 2 5 0 4 Buffalo 8 1 6 1 3

GF 27 18 20 23 12 11 16 11

GA 16 16 10 15 8 16 28 21

Metropolitan Division GP W L OT Pts Pittsburgh 6 5 1 0 10 Carolina 7 2 2 3 7 N.Y. Islanders 6 2 2 2 6 Columbus 5 2 3 0 4 Washington 6 2 4 0 4 New Jersey 6 0 3 3 3 N.Y. Rangers 5 1 4 0 2 Philadelphia 7 1 6 0 2

GF 23 15 19 12 17 11 9 10

GA 15 21 17 12 22 21 25 20

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts Colorado 6 6 0 0 12 Chicago 6 4 1 1 9 St. Louis 5 4 1 0 8 Minnesota 7 3 2 2 8 Nashville 6 3 3 0 6 Winnipeg 7 3 4 0 6 Dallas 5 2 3 0 4

GF 21 18 21 17 13 17 11

GA 6 15 13 17 18 19 14

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 6 6 0 0 12 30 9 Anaheim 5 4 1 0 8 18 12 Calgary 5 3 0 2 8 18 17 Phoenix 6 4 2 0 8 17 17 Vancouver 7 4 3 0 8 20 22 Los Angeles 7 4 3 0 8 17 19 Edmonton 7 1 5 1 3 21 32 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Tuesday’s Games Buffalo 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Chicago 3, Carolina 2, SO Toronto 4, Minnesota 1 Vancouver 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2 Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1 Detroit 2, Columbus 1 San Jose 6, St. Louis 2 Nashville 4, Florida 3 Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 2 Ottawa at Phoenix, late Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 6 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

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

8 . (8) St. Joseph’s, Brooks (2-2) 9. (10) LY Caines, Edm (1-3) 10. (NR) Prairie Christian, Three Hills (0-4)

Penguins 3, Oilers 2 First Period 1. Pittsburgh, Dupuis 2 (Crosby, Kunitz) 3:08 Second Period 2. Edmonton, Hemsky 2 (Perron, Petry) 1:39 3. Pittsburgh, Kunitz 2 (Crosby, Dupuis) 9:40 4. Edmonton, Eberle 2 (Hall, Arcobello) 15:59 Third Period 5. Pittsburgh, Malkin 2 (Martin, Crosby) 7:20 (pp) Shots on goal Edmonton 4 15 3 — 22 Pittsburgh 15 9 4 — 28 Goal — Edmonton: LaBarbera (L,1-2-0); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W,5-0-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 0-3; Pittsburgh: 1-3.

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Friday, Oct. 18 Calgary at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 Toronto at Winnipeg, 1:30 p.m. BC Lions at Saskatchewan, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Hamilton at Montreal, 11 a.m.

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Monday’s Game San Diego 19, Indianapolis 9 Thursday, Oct. 17 Seattle at Arizona, 6:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 11 a.m. Chicago at Washington, 11 a.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 11 a.m. New England at N.Y. Jets, 11 a.m. Buffalo at Miami, 11 a.m. St. Louis at Carolina, 11 a.m. Cincinnati at Detroit, 11 a.m. San Diego at Jacksonville, 11 a.m. San Francisco at Tennessee, 2:05 p.m. Houston at Kansas City, 2:25 p.m. Cleveland at Green Bay, 2:25 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 2:25 p.m. Denver at Indianapolis, 6:30 p.m. Open: New Orleans, Oakland


● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Ponoka, 7:45 p.m.


● High school football: Playoffs — Ponoka at Notre Dame, 6 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Senior high volleyball: Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● JV volleyball: Lindsay Thurber at Notre Dame, girls at 6 p.m., boys to follow. ● Midget AA hockey: Red Deer Indy Graphics at Lacombe, 7:15 p.m.


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● Senior high girls/boys volleyball: Notre Dame Cougar Classic. ● Curling: Alberta Junior Tour — Elks Bonspiel at Pidherney Centre. High school football playoffs: Playoffs — Rocky Mountain House at Lindsay Thurber, 4 p.m.; Wetaskiwin at Hunting Hills, 7 p.m., ; both at Great Chief Park. ● Peewee AA hockey: Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 6 p.m. ● WHL: Edmonton at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● College men’s hockey: Concordia at RDC, 7:15 p.m., Penhold Regional Multiplex. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Three Hills at Stettler, 7:30 p.m. ● Midget AAA hockey: Fort Saskathewan at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena.


● Senior high girls/boys volleyball: Notre Dame Cougar Classic. ● Curling: Alberta Junior Tour — Elks Bonspiel at Pidherney Centre. High school football playoffs: Sylvan Lake at Stettler, Lacombe at Camrose, times TBA. ● ● Peewee football: Red Deer Steelers

at Innisfail 11 a.m.; Stettler at Red Deer Hornets, 1:30 p.m., Great Chief Park; Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 4 p.m. ● Bantam football: Playoffs TBA. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Calgary Blackhawks at Red Deer Northstar, 11:30 a.m., Arena; Southeast at Red Deer Aero Equipment, 4:45 p.m., Arena. ● Major bantam hockey: Calgary Northstars at Red Deer White, 2 p.m., Arena. ● High school football: Playoffs — Sylvan Lake at Stettler, 4 p.m.; Lacombe at Camrose, 7:30 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Steel Kings, 4:45 p.m., Collicutt Centre. ● WHL: Calgary at Red Deer, 7 p.m., Centrium. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Stettler at Red Deer, 8 p.m., Arena; Ponoka at Three Hills, 8 p.m. ● Chinook senior hockey: Okotoks at Innisfail, 8:30 p.m.


● Curling: Alberta Junior Tour — Elks Bonspiel at Pidherney Centre. ● Peewee AA hockey: Wheatland at Sylvan Lake, 11 a.m.; Airdrie at Lacombe, 2 p.m. ● Minor midget AAA hockey: Southeast at Red Deer Northstar, noon, Arena. ● College soccer: Olds at RDC, women at noon, men at 2 p.m. ● Major bantam female hockey: St. Albert at Red Deer, 12:45 p.m., Kin City B. ● Chinook senior hockey: Innisfail at Bentley, 2 p.m. ● Bantam AA hockey: Lethbridge at Red Deer Ramada, 2:15 p.m., Kinex. ● Midget AAA hockey: Calgary Northstars at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., Arena. ● Heritage junior B hockey: Airdrie at Blackfalds, 3:30 p.m. ● Midget AA hockey: Airdrie at Red Deer Indy Graphics, 5:30 p.m., Arena.

Bowling Heritage Lanes Weekly Results Monday-Club 55 plus High Single: Martin McLaughlin 253. High Triple: Vale Hunter 621. Monday Mixed High Single: Rob Foster 273. High Triple: Nicole Clossen 626. Tuesday Mixed High Single: Vanessa Audibert 271. High Triple: Bev Gigliuk 613. Wednesday-Club 55 plus High Single: Lorne Fowler 289. High Triple: Lorne Fowler 752. Wednesday Mixed

High Single: Dave Kilbourn 295. High Triple: Don Lattery 711. Thursday Morning Ladies High Single: Bev Mundle 273. High Triple: Mundle 671. Thursday Afternoon Special Olympics Mixed High Single: Anthony Kubasek 290. High Double: Anthony Kubasek 518. Thursday Mixed High Single: Mike Sabbe 281. High Triple: Holly Harris 731. Monday Scratch League High Single: Kevin Armstrong 345. High Quad: Derek Ware 1,090.

Soccer Major League Soccer standings EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA x-New York 32 15 9 8 50 39 Kansas City 32 15 10 7 44 29 Houston 32 13 10 9 39 37 Montreal 31 13 11 7 48 46 Chicago 32 13 12 7 44 47 Philadelphia 32 12 10 10 40 40 New England 32 12 11 9 45 36 Columbus 32 12 15 5 40 42 Toronto 32 5 16 11 29 46 D.C. 32 3 22 7 21 56

Portland Salt Lake Seattle

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA 32 13 5 14 49 33 32 15 10 7 55 40 32 15 11 6 41 39

Pt 53 52 48 46 46 46 45 41 26 16 Pt 53 52 51

Los Angeles 31 14 11 6 51 37 48 Colorado 32 13 10 9 42 33 48 San Jose 32 13 11 8 33 41 47 Vancouver 32 12 11 9 48 42 45 Dallas 32 10 11 11 45 50 41 Chivas 32 6 18 8 29 60 26 x — Clinched playoff berth. Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie. Sunday’s result Portland 1 Seattle 0 Wednesday’s game Montreal at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 D.C. at Kansas City, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 Philadelphia at Montreal, noon Vancouver at Colorado,4 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 6:30 p.m.

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Major League Baseball Playoffs WILD CARD Tuesday, Oct. 1: NL: Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 2 Wednesday, Oct. 2: AL: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0 DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Boston 12, Tampa Bay 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Boston 7, Tampa Bay 4 Monday, Oct. 7: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Boston 3, Tampa Bay 1 Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Friday, Oct. 4: Detroit 3, Oakland 2 Saturday, Oct. 5: Oakland 1, Detroit 0 Monday, Oct. 7: Oakland 6, Detroit 3 Tuesday, Oct. 8: Detroit 8, Oakland 6 Thursday, Oct. 10: Detroit 3, Oakland 0 National League St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Thursday, Oct. 3: St. Louis 9, Pittsburgh 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1 Sunday, Oct. 6: Pittsburgh 5, St. Louis 3 Monday, Oct. 7: St. Louis 2, Pittsburgh 1 Wednesday Oct. 9: St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Los Angeles 3, Atlanta 1 Thursday, Oct. 3: Los Angeles 6, Atlanta 1 Friday, Oct. 4: Atlanta 4, Los Angeles 3 Sunday, Oct. 6: Los Angeles 13, Atlanta 6 Monday, Oct. 7: Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 3

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League Boston 2, Detroit 1 Saturday, Oct. 12: Detroit 1, Boston 0 Sunday, Oct. 13: Boston 6, Detroit 5 Tuesday, Oct. 15: Boston 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday, Oct. 16: Boston (Peavy 12-5) at Detroit (Fister 14-9), 6:07 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17: Boston at Detroit, 6:07 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Detroit at Boston, 2:37 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 20: Detroit at Boston, 6:07 p.m. National League St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 1 Friday, Oct. 11: St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2, 13 innings Saturday, Oct. 12: St. Louis 1, Los Angeles 0 Monday, Oct. 14: Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 0 Tuesday, Oct. 15: St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 2 Wednesday, Oct. 16: St. Louis (Kelly 10-5) at Los Angeles (Greinke 15-4), 2:07 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 18: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 6:37 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 19: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 6:37 p.m.


WORLD SERIES (Best-of-7) Wednesday, Oct. 23: at AL Thursday, Oct. 24: at AL Saturday, Oct. 26: at NL Sunday, Oct. 27: at NL x-Monday, Oct. 28: at NL x-Wednesday, Oct. 30: at AL x-Thursday, Oct. 31: at AL

Transactions Tuesday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with manager Walt Weiss on a three-year contract. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association SACRAMENTO KINGS — Waived F DeQuan Jones and G Brandon Heath. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Waived C Marcus Cousin, G Myck Kabongo and F Corey Maggette. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Signed OL Mark Asper from the practice squad. Released OL Colin Brown. Signed OL Bryant Browning and LB Jacquies Smith to the practice squad. Released DE Jamie Blatnick from the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed DE Jarius Wynn. Released DT David Carter and CB Chris Greenwood. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed WR Tavarres King from the practice squad. Waived LB Adrian Robinson. DETROIT LIONS — Signed TE Dorin Dickerson. Released WR Patrick Edwards. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Placed WR Randall Cobb on injured reserve-return. Placed OL Greg Van Roten on injured reserve. Signed TE Jake Stoneburner and Myles White from the practice squad. Signed LB Victor Aiyewa to the practice squad. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Added CB Vernon Kearney to the practice squad roster. NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived/injured RB Da’Rel Scott. Terminated the practice squad contract of LB Darin Drakeford.

RINGETTE The Red Deer U14A Grand Central Stitchin’ Elev8 captured gold at the season opening Turkey Ring tournament in St. Albert during the weekend.

NEW YORK JETS — Signed WR-KR Josh Cribbs and WR Greg Salas from Philadelphia’s practice squad. Placed WR Clyde Gates and RB Mike Goodson on injured reserve. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Placed OT Levi Brown and TEFB David Johnson on injured reserve. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Signed LB Josh Hull, LS Kyle Nelson and S Trenton Robinson. Placed LB Bryan Kehl and LS Nick Sundberg on injured reserve. Waived S Jordan Pugh. Canadian Football League B.C LIONS — Signed RB-KR Stefan Logan, DT Mykes Wade and OT Nyere Aumaitre to the practice roster. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Suspended Buffalo F Patrick Kaleta 10 games for an illegal check to the head of Columbus D Jack Johnson during an Oct. 10 game. Fined Washington Capitals F Jason Chimera $4,487.18 for boarding Edmonton Oilers D Justin Schultz on Monday, Oct. 14 game. DETROIT RED WINGS — Recalled G Petr Mrazek from Grand Rapids (AHL). NEW YORK RANGERS — Recalled F J.T. Miller and G Cam Talbot from Hartford (AHL). Assigned F Arron Asham and G Martin Biron to Hartford. SAN JOSE SHARKS — Recalled F Bracken Kearns from Worcester (AHL). Placed F Adam Burish on injured reserve. American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Iowa LW Jason Zucker two games for receiving a match penalty for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in an Oct. 13 game vs. Oklahoma City. Suspended Springfield D Will Weber one game for a cross-checking incident in an Oct. 12 game vs. Worcester. HARTFORD WOLF PACK — Recalled G Jeff Malcolm from Greenville (ECHL).

The Red Deer squad defeated the host St. Albert Nitro 6-3 in the final after defeating Sherwood Park 10-3 in the semifinals. They were 3-0 in round-robin, defeating the Nitro 5-2, the Edmonton Roar 8-3 and Sherwood Park 8-6.

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Orr’s book a mix of life and hockey BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Bobby Orr waited 35 years after his final NHL game to write a book. The result is a reflection on the nostalgia of playing hockey on frozen ponds growing up in Parry Sound, Ont., the physical and emotional pain of knee injuries that cut his career short and the off-ice struggles that the legendary Boston Bruins defenceman hasn’t talked much about. Orr: My Story was also created as something of a how-to book by a grandparent about how parents, coaches and children should approach the sport. “I touch a lot of things, people who have made a difference, people who have sacrificed so I could reach my goals,” Orr said in an interview with The Canadian Press. “I talk about a lot of different things and finally I convinced myself that maybe I could put something together that the reader will get something from.” Over roughly 300 pages, Orr, with the help of author and former player Vern Stenlund, describes his beginnings as a talented young rushing defenceman through his Hall of Fame NHL career. Lessons, like his father’s hands-off approach to hockey, are dropped in along the way. “People would come up to my father and say, ‘Your son’s going to play in the NHL,”’ Orr said. “And he’d come to me and say, ‘Look, go out and play, have fun and we’ll see what happens.’ That’s how it should be.” Regrets aren’t a major part of the narrative, aside from the knee injuries that limited the eight-time Norris Trophy winner to just nine full NHL seasons and parts of three more. In the past, Orr hadn’t been all that open about discussing his knee issues, and this book offers a look into the psychology of injury and the mindset of an athlete robbed of the physical ability to do what his mind thinks he can. “In the end that’s why I stopped,” he said. “I had a way I played, and I just couldn’t play like that anymore. I couldn’t skate. Skating was my game, and I just couldn’t play the game that I used to play, and that was very difficult. To finally sit there and say, ‘Hey, it’s over, you’ve taken my skates from me, I can’t play anymore’ was a very difficult thing to do. But I just couldn’t do it.” Orr mentions early on that it wasn’t his intention to dig up dirt from the past. For much of the time, the focus remains on his journey to the NHL and the two Stanley Cups he won with the Bruins. The one person who isn’t spared harsh criticism is former agent and former NHL Players’ Association executive director Alan Eagleson, who stole money from Orr and others along the way. Orr’s finances were destroyed by a man who went on to be convicted of fraud and embezzlement. Orr had to be convinced by the book’s publisher to write about Eagleson, but he conceded it was the right decision and then didn’t hold back. “He stole from the guys that he was representing and back in those days, early on, this was supposedly going towards pensions for the players,” he said. “Here’s a man, he’s been a convicted felon, stripped of his Order of Canada, out of the Hall of Fame, disbarred. What he did was disgraceful to the people that trusted him like I did. I trusted Alan. He was like a brother and I trusted him with everything. Not only me but so many players, he hurt so many players. It’s incredible.” Orr left plenty of room for praise, especially of his wife, Peggy, several minor-hockey coaches, and the player he still admires more than any other, Gordie Howe. Perhaps more than anyone else, Orr singles out Don Cherry, as an entire chapter is devoted to “Grapes,” one of his coaches with the Bruins and a longtime friend. “Don came to Parry Sound for an Easter Seals skate-a-thon, so before leaving town we went over to see Grandma Orr,” Orr said. “Gram Orr was, she was over 90 then and she was a little lady. We walked in, she didn’t see very well and I walked over and said, ‘You know Don Cherry.’ She’s looking up at him and she says: ‘I like you. You’re the only one that tells the truth,’ and she’s poking him in the chest. She’s over 90. Like him or dislike him, they watch and they listen.” Orr contends that Cherry belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame as a builder, more for his years on Coach’s Corner as a respected voice than for his one game as a player and six seasons as an NHL head coach. That’s far from the only opinion Orr shares. Now an agent and the head of The Orr Hockey Group, the 65-year-old believes fighting and hitting should remain in the game but that the red line should be put back in and the trapezoid behind the net taken out to reduce injuries. “I think today our game is a little more danger-

Rose blooms in elite field at PGA Grand Slam THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda — U.S. Open champion Justin Rose birdied the first hole with a blind shot he hit to a foot of the pin, and he stayed in front Tuesday until he completed a 4-under 67 for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in PGA Grand Slam of Golf. The 36-hole exhibition, which concludes Wednesday, is for the four major champions of the year. British Open champion Phil Mickelson chose not to play and was replaced at Port Royal Golf Course by three-time major champion Padraig Harrington. Dufner, who won the PGA Championship, opened with a 69. Masters champion Adam Scott struggled late in the wind for a 70. Harrington, who won the PGA Grand Slam last year as an alternate, shot 74. Rose opened the round with a shot so far off line that he was in the rough near the second fairway. Facing a blind approach over trees and

water, he cut a 6-iron to tap-in range for birdie. “It should have been the shot of the day,” Rose said. “It followed the worst shot of the day.” Rose made three more birdies on the front nine and was tied briefly by Dufner and Scott. But while Dufner and Scott struggled on the back nine as the wind picked up, Rose challenged the course record until bogeys on the 13th and 14th holes. Rose made an 8-foot par putt on the 15th, and he was the only player to make par on the 16th. Harrington said he might skip a few tournaments toward the end of the year because of too much golf. “Already in my head, (I have) pulled out of another two events during the winter to give me a long winter break,” Harrington said. “And it will be probably the longest winter break I’ve taken probably since I won my majors. I played stale golf, tired golf. There’s not a shadow of a doubt that I am completed over-golfed at this very moment.”


ous because of the size of the players, the speed of the players, the strength of the players, and we have no barriers,” Orr said. “I like the open game, but I think we’ve got to really be careful now. The players always have to be aware of where they are. Many of them are coming through the middle with their heads down. We are a contact game, but the thing we’ve got to rid of, we’ve got to get rid of those high, blind-side hits, the hitting from behind.” Even with the concerns about getting hit, Orr said he’d enjoy playing today because as a creative skater and puck handler he’d have more room to work with than during his career. But he doesn’t know if his risky style would be tolerated, especially growing up in an age where kids learn systems and are coached to make the smart play from a young age. “I played a style that most defencemen didn’t play,” he said. “Coaches didn’t like that style: defencemen going down the ice. They did not ask me to change from the time I was 14 through junior and into the pros. They just thought that’s the way I was most effective, and I would hope if I was coming into the game today that the coaches and the team would think the same thing.” Times have changed, something Orr freely acknowledges. The innocence of he and his friends leaving in the morning to play hockey and being told

by their parents to be home by dark just isn’t possible in a lot of places anymore. But that doesn’t mean Orr is afraid to share his philosophies, like the notion that children — even if they’re that “Next One” — shouldn’t play hockey year-round and should be encouraged to play other sports. More than an attempt to get the NHL to change its rules, Orr wants his autobiography to be a teaching tool for parents, coaches and young players. “We don’t have any control on what goes on at the NHL level in minor sports. But we’re supposed to have control over our kids’ programs,” Orr said. “There should be rules (for) what happens inside their organizations, and we all have to work together to make sure it’s a great experience for every kid.” Eric Lindros’s parents asked Orr’s folks for advice when Lindros was the so-called “Next One.” Their answer was to do nothing, a sentiment their son tries to pass along decades later. “I guarantee any of the parents, if your son or daughter has the ability to play at a higher level, as long as they’re having fun, as long as they love the game, as long as they have passion for the game, they’ll get a chance,” Orr said. “Keep in mind, .0025 per cent of all kids playing hockey ever play one game (in the NHL), so the chances of your son being the one, it’s slim.”


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Schools join science quest TAKE PART IN NATIONWIDE QUEST WITH 84 OTHERS FOR GUINNESS RECORD BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Two Central Alberta schools are looking to become part of a new world record on Friday. École Mother Teresa School in Sylvan Lake and Red Deer’s St. Francis of Assisi Middle School have joined 84 others in the nationwide quest for the Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous science lesson. At 11 a.m. Mountain time, thousands of students of all ages will begin a paper airplane lesson, exploring gravity and atmosphere by building three different planes, one suitable for Earth, one for the moon and one for Mars. The lesson and three experiments are set to take 30 minutes, to be followed by a discussion.

“We heard about it through an email from central office and myself and a Grade 8 teacher thought it would be a unique opportunity to bring a couple different groups of students together in a science environment,” Michelle Frunchak, a Grade 6 teacher at St. Francis said. “It’s also to generate more buzz and excitement around the field of science.” As far as Frunchak knows, it’s the first time the school is participating in a world record event. It’s the same situation at Mother Teresa, said principal Dorice Swensrude. “The students are excited. They enjoy hands-on activities and they read the Guinness World Record books,” Frunchak said. About 300 students in Grades 6 and 8 will be taking part from St. Francis, as well as the entire student body (420 students) from Mother Teresa. Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Da-

vid Saint-Jacques will join participants at one of the top five locations with the largest number of participants. The event also serves as the official launch of the 2013 national science and technology week, which is seven days dedicated to raising awareness about “the importance of science and technology in today’s world” and celebrating “Canada’s historic and ongoing role as a leader in innovation,” says the government of Canada’s official science portal, Canada set the world record last year for the “largest practical science lesson at multiple venues” when experiments demonstrating the Bernoulli principle were performed simultaneously at 88 locations, including classrooms, science centres and museums from British Columbia to Newfoundland. The experiments involved a total of 13,701 participants.



Make it out with the old, in with the old at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre’s Trash to Treasure Swap Meet. In recognition of Waste Reduction Week, people are invited to bring in their usable, unwanted items and browse for something else that might tickle their fancy. The free event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the nature centre in Red Deer.

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY CELEBRATING 50 YEARS Fairview Elementary School in Riverside Meadows is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Members of the public are invited to the birthday party on Friday. It kicks off with an assembly at 1:15 p.m., followed by an open house. The school is located at 5901 55th St. in Red Deer. The school’s design was completed by Douglas Cardinal, then a young architect from Bissell and Holman, a local firm. For more information, call 403-3438780.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT Kids can come explore the spookier side of nature at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre on Saturday. The Creatures of the Night event will run 6 to 8 p.m. with games, hands-on activities and a guided night walk in the sanctuary. Adults must accompany children; admission is by suggested donation of $3 per person or $10 per family. Call 403-346-2010 for more information.


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After 21 years attending council meetings nine years of which he presided as mayor, Morris Flewwelling sat in the mayor’s chair for the last time during a council meeting Tuesday. A new mayor will be elected Monday October 21 when the people of Red Deer go to the polls to elect a new council.

Outgoing Mayor Flewwelling praises productive council TIME TO HAND IT OVER SAYS 21-YEAR VETERAN BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Mayor Morris Flewwelling presided over his final council meeting on Tuesday after spending 21 years in public office. The agenda was light as the 2010-2013 council called it a term in less than two hours. A new council will be elected on Oct. 21 and sworn in on Oct. 28. Flewwelling applauded council’s record over the last three years. He tipped his hat to a laundry list of projects, major plans like the strategic direction and the graffiti, dog and smoke-free bylaws. He did not shy away from highlighting some of the more controversial issues including fluoride, snow and ice removal, the bike lane pilot, and the first proposed site for the Red Deer Native Friendship

Centre housing project. “You have been a very busy, productive and effective council,” Flewwelling, 72, told council. “I am very proud of the record of council of 2010.” Following the meeting, Flewwelling said there are always regrets when leaving anything.

Flewwelling served as a councillor for three consecutive terms and one term in the 1970s. Two of his proudest moments over the years included mending and strengthening the relationship with the County of Red Deer and helping to lead the housing and homelessness initiative in Red Deer, which led the nation. “We weren’t just doing, we were leading the nation,” said Flewwelling. “I will — MAYOR MORRIS FLEWWELLING never forget the minister of housing came here and He said if he did not have handed me the first cheque to fight through an election, of the first grant from the fedhe may have carried on for eral government because we another couple of years. were the first community to “For the good of the com- apply for it successfully and munity, I think after someone get funding for federal houshas been mayor for nine years ing money.” it’s time to hand it over and Flewwelling was named let somebody else take some one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influleadership for our communi- ential People in 2013. ty,” said Flewwelling. In other council news: Before he served as nine years as Red Deer’s mayor, Please see COUNCIL on Page C2


Lowering the Red Deer crime rate is a top priority in the municipal election, according to the recent Red Deer Advocate survey of council and mayor candidates. Throughout the campaign, numerous statistics have been cited indicating Red Deer has a high crime rate. Recent statistics show a varied level of crime, with national rankings rating the city high relative to the rest of Canada, but local statistics showing a decrease in crime. The most commonly cited statistics the municipal campaign come from Maclean’s magazine articles showing Red Deer as the second most dangerous city in the country, according to the Dec. 7, 2012, article, and the fourth most dangerous city a year prior. Mayoral candidate Dennis Trepanier cited these rankings at allcandidate forums on Oct. 2 and Oct. 8. The Red Deer First slate cites the most recent Maclean’s article on their website. The subject has also been a hot topic at forums, with candidates being asked about the root causes of crime. The rankings are based on the national crime severity index of the top 100 most populous cities in Canada. Each year, Statistics Canada releases the Crime Severity Index (CSI) based off the previous year’s police-reported crime statistics. However, the index ranks every city with a population of 10,000 people or more, which more than doubles the scope of the Maclean’s magazine research. In the 2012 CSI, based of 2011 crime statistics, Red Deer ranks 17th. And according to the 2011 CSI, based off 2010 crime statistics, Red Deer ranks 19th. Since the release of the last Maclean’s article, newer CSI numbers have been released. According to the most recent CSI, based on 2012 crime statistics, Red Deer ranks 10th. According to the statistics, Red Deer saw an increase in non-violent crime, but a small decrease in violent crime. In 2011, there were six murders in Red Deer. From 2006 to 2010, there were five murders and since the peak in 2011, there have been four murders in the city.

Candidates mostly divided on issues BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

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Red Deer city council candidates are clearly not on the same page when it comes to city business. According to the Red Deer Advocate civic vote questionnaire, which ran in Saturday’s paper, the 29 respondents were most divided on the issues of ward versus at-large systems, backyard chickens, and spending on cultural facilities and sports facilities. When it comes to representation, 19 chose to stay with the existing at-large system while 10 preferred the move to a ward system. Candidates Bettylyn Baker and Stephen Coop answered they would not support a coun-

CIVIC VOTE QUESTIONNAIRE cil motion that brings in a ward system if the plebiscite results in the majority of voters favouring a ward system. Sixteen of the respondents said more money should be spent on cultural facilities and more sports facilities. Thirteen said less money should be spent on cultural facilities such as libraries, museums and performance facilities. Four candidates –– Chad Mason, Stephen Coop, Serge Gingras and David Helm — said recreation user fees should increase, while the remaining 25 said they should stay the same. Twenty-five respondents supported a 50-metre pool while Mason, Jerry Anderson, Terry Balgobin and Coop did not give

support to a proposed project. Five candidates –– Coop, Garry Didrikson, Calvin GouletJones, Calvin Yzerman and Tim Lasiuta –– do not support the city borrowing money to finance capital projects. Most candidates listed bike lanes as the lowest priority and a lower crime rate as the highest on a list that included more snow removal, fewer potholes, lower tax rates, new recreation facilities, new cultural facilities, lower crime rate, improved park system, weed control and homelessness. Backyards chickens were supported by 16 candidates and all candidates threw their support behind community gardens.

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A year-round public market was supported by 24 candidates while Didrikson, Tanya Handley, Lawrence Lee, Frank Wong and Dawna Morey said no. All respondents also agreed that safety is an issue in downtown Red Deer. The questionnaire was sent to the 35 candidates running for council. Cindy Jefferies, Dennis Trepanier and Jonathan Wieler all declined to participate. Bob Bevins and Dennis Moffat did not response. Tara Veer did not meet the deadline. The respondents were asked 16 questions on a number of issues facing the city. See the survey results by going to www.reddeeradvocate. com and clicking on the Vote 2013 tab.


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BRIEFS Historic Arches to be unveiled

Two staff members from Chinook’s Edge School Division in Innisfail have been recognized by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education. Sandy Bexon, the division’s communications officer, and administrative assistant Mandy Pusey were awarded the Bravo Awards of Excellence for the board’s 2012 COLT (Central Office Leadership Team) Roadshow Journal, an interactive web feature. Bexon won in the communications category and Pusey won in the projects design section. The Bravo Awards are the highest level of awards presented by the national organization. They honour exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communications, marketing and engagement. There were 16 recipients from across the country this year.

Public reminded to watch for suspicious activity Red Deer RCMP are asking the public to be more aware of suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods. The city faces a growing battle against drugs and police remind the community they cannot solve this issue alone. Indicators of drug activity include: a large amount of vehicle and foot traffic coming and going from a residence or vehicle and repeated, observable exchanges of items and money. Noxious odors coming from a residence with the blinds always drawn and high humidity in the windows could indicate a possible marijuana grow operation as well. RCMP ask the public not to assume they already know about the suspicious activity or that a neighbour will call it in. Anyone who sees activity they think may be drug related should document patterns they observe and contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime


COUNCIL: Final acts ● One of the final orders of business for the 2010-2013 Red Deer city council was to fight for more control over power bills. After passing a bylaw amendment that will boost power bills on average by $5 to $6 across the city, council unanimously passed another motion to add Electric Utility Bylaw to its advocacy priority list. The increase stems from the 35 per cent expected spike in the Alberta Electric System Operator transmission costs this month. Council re-iterated its frustrations over its lack of control over power bills in the province. ● The city will actively participate with the Red Deer Early Years Coalition to champion the first 2,000 days

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Lacombe, planners honoured for work The City of Lacombe and its land use planning and design consulting firm, ParioPlan, have been honoured for their proposed work on the downtown. The two partners were presented with the Award of Merit for the Downtown Area Redevelopment and Urban Design Plan, also known as DARP, at the annual Alberta Professional Planners’ Institutes’ Conference in Jasper on Oct. 7. The DARP plan was recognized in the comprehensive and policy category as a document that advances the field of planning and provides meaningful guidance to the municipality. The plan was developed over the course of a year and involved extensive community consultation. The downtown redevelopment outline also includes objectives for pedestrian safety, development of arts programs and heritage conservation. Edmonton-based ParioPlan was hired by the city to develop and format the plan, which included drafting project maps, formatting documents and preparing material for all public consultation events. The plan was adopted by council in January 2013.

Mayor to proclaim day for ending poverty Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling is set to read a proclamation recognizing International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Thursday at 10 a.m. The reading will take place on the west steps of City Hall, followed by an update from the Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (CAPRA). According to Lori Jack, CAPRA’s co-chair, the group has identified eight poverty reduction priorities for the

of a child’s life and assist with the recruitment of multi-sector partners. City council gave support to the coalition –– known as Child and Youth Friendly Red Deer, following a motion brought forward by Coun. Dianne Wyntjes. The motion was passed unanimously. This also sets the table for the pending social master plan. ● The City of Red Deer will take a stronger step forward in its fight against the province’s centralized approach to ambulance dispatch. Coun. Tara Veer introduced a motion that calls on the province to reverse its decision and publicly states the city’s position that “its regional dispatch is essential to our ability to maintain an integrated ALS ambulance service and a responsive dispatch system.” The motion was read into council and will be discussed at the next council meeting on Nov. 4

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region and has begun working on a number of them. “The priorities are a living wage, affordable transportation, social isolation for people in poverty, multi-sector recruitment, literacy, existing employment options and opportunities, financial literacy and defining and creatively showing the face of poverty in Red Deer to Red Deer,” Jack said in a news release. National and provincial research shows lone-parent families, aboriginal people, recent immigrants and people with disabilities are the populations most vulnerable to poverty. CAPRA hopes the eight priorities will be used by regional leaders when making policy decisions to improve life for those in such vulnerable positions. “With the identification of these priorities, our community and our leaders have some tangible tasks to take on — tasks that focus on reducing poverty as opposed to momentarily alleviating it,” said Amanda Ens, community facilitator for Social Planning with the city. “Our goal is to help people out of poverty and into possibility.” For more information about CAPRA, visit their Facebook page at

Annual LED Christmas Light Exchange coming Christmas is fast approaching and one of the first signs is the return of the annual LED Christmas Light Exchange, presented for the fifth year by the City of Red Deer and the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Starting today, Red Deer residents looking to trade old Christmas lights for new energy-efficient ones can stop in at the nature centre at 6300 45th Ave. to make the switch. Bring in two strings of incandescent bulbs and receive one free box of multi-coloured LED lights in return. The wire from the lights received is recycled as scrap metal. Bailey Doepker, the city’s environmental program specialist, said thousands of exterior house lights have been exchanged since the program started in 2009, saving residents on

their power bills and reducing energy footprints overall. An average home operating six strings of incandescent Christmas lights for around six hours a day consumes about 78 kWh of energy over the holiday season. By replacing those old lights with the equivalent number of LEDs, only five kWh is used for the entire month to operate their lights, saving enough energy to power an average Red Deer home for about four days. For more information, call the Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 or the city’s Environment Initiatives Department at 403-342-8750, or visit

Advance polls draw 680 electors The second and third advance voting opportunities in Red Deer drew 680 electors to the polls last weekend. On Friday, 290 voters cast their ballots. On Saturday, another 390 voted. The first advance voting day on Oct. 5 brought out 325, making a grand total of 1,005 early bird voters to date. In 2010, 1,090 electors cast their ballots over the five days of advance polls. In 2007, there were 852 votes cast and in 2004, there were 744 votes cast over the same five-day period. The remaining advance vote dates are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery at 4525 47A Ave. 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 Red Deer on election day. New this year, 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 reddeervotes. For more information about the 2013 municipal election, including a map of voting stations, call the City of Red Deer at 403-342-8132 or visit www.


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Red Deer’s Historic Arches in Centennial Plaza Park are finished and set to be unveiled to the public on Friday. The official ceremony takes place at 1:30 p.m. followed by refreshments. The arches surround the historic Michener Fountain and feature interpretive plaques that celebrate the influence of transportation and railway on the development of the city. The ceremony will also recognize the work of the Central Alberta Historical Society to bring back the fountain and acknowledge the heritage mural on the wastewater treatment plant. The event takes place at the site of the arches, on Alexander Way and 52nd Avenue. Mayor Morris Flewwelling, a representative from the province and historical society members are to be on hand.



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BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The sudsy teen series Reign is heavy on the intrigue, betrayals and romantic foibles of Mary Queen of Scots and her royal entourage, and admittedly light on actual history. This is a reimagining of what life was like for the young monarch, not a recreation, says star Adelaide Kane, who makes no bones about injecting a healthy dose of hormone-fuelled turmoil into one of history’s most fascinating figures. Still, the 23-year-old notes that judicious references to actual fact — along with the peppy pop soundtrack — will propel main plot points throughout the season. “There’s obviously a lot of expectation, there’s been a little bit of criticism about our historical accuracy and I do feel a lot of responsibility to the show and to the character and to the historical figure, of course,” Kane says during a recent break in shooting from a Toronto set. “At the end of the day, this is a project of historical fiction. You need to take it with a large grain of salt because it’s entertainment. We’re making a drama, we’re making a fun show and that’s what it is — it’s the suspension of belief, it’s a fantasy and I think it’s going to be really enjoyable and really fun and I’m trying very hard to create my own character.” As such, the Australian actress imbues the strong-willed monarch with a mix of passion, uncertainty and a streak of independence. It all begins in 1557 with a teenage Mary Stuart, who reigned as the Queen of Scotland from the time she was just days old, arriving in France to formalize a strategic alliance by marrying the French king’s son Prince Francis, played by Toby Regbo. Complicating matters are the king’s illegitimate but charming son Bash, played by Vancouver native Torrance Coombs, and the meddling of Francis’s protective mother Catherine de Medici, played by former Anne of Green Gables star Megan Follows.


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Admittedly, there isn’t much mystery to the love triangle that emerges since history has shown Mary wed Francis at age 15. But Kane says that still leaves plenty of room for racy courtly drama along the way — stopping just shy of the bodice-ripping escapades of more adultskewing fare, she adds. “She’s lonely and (Bash) is there for her and understands her and is one of the few people who has nothing to gain by hurting her or selling her out,” Kane says of Mary, who was married

and widowed three times by the time she was executed at age 44. “I think that that’s a very dangerous thing for her when Francis thinks she’s pretty and cares for her as a person and as his childhood friend but sees her more as a political tool at first.” Filmed on location in Toronto and Ireland, the teen series is destined for the CW in the United States and the newly branded M3 (formerly MuchMore) in Canada. It features plenty of Canadian content, including Rossif Sutherland

(Kiefer’s half-brother) as a younger, more swoon-worthy prophet Nostradamus, Alan Van Sprang as a randy King Henry and Follows, who trades in her wholesome Anne Shirley image for a decidedly more dastardly role. “It’s kind of nice being the villain,” Fellows says of the darker TV part, noting she generally only gets to tackle more varied roles in the theatre. “They let me have some fun, for sure.” Although Reign is clearly crafted to complement a CW lineup of brooding vampires and hunky super heroes, Fellows says it offers a refreshing focus on intimate personal dynamics. “What’s interesting is having it in a removed time from ours — there’s not the pyrotechnics of technology and computers and quick phone calls, you know,” she says. “It’s actually all brought down to this deeply kind of human level of drama playing out — the love, the betrayal, the secrets, the lies, the intrigues — and it’s all happening under the roof of this castle.” Kane says the key thing for her is to make sure her Mary remains relatable. “I want people to understand why she does the things that she does and I want her to be flawed and to be human,” she says. “And that’s more important to me than trying to satisfy people by being a stickler for a historical portrayal of her, because nobody really knows what she was like.” Reign debuts Wednesday on M3. Encore episodes air Saturdays on M3.

Dino Scavo is from the Cranbrook area, where he studied traditional interments like accordion, mandolin and banjo. And backup singer Ali Stuart is from Southern Alberta. There’s no cover charge for the 9 p.m. show. For more information, call 403-348-5309.

made up of a trio of transplanted former Red Deer residents. Rimbey native John Lenherr is the drummer, his beehive-sporting girlfriend, Marie-Eve “Merv” Mallet, is the vocalist and guitarist, and her equally tall-haired sister Veronique “Vern” Mallet also sings and plays the guitar and keyboards. The women are originally from New Brunswick, but the trio met while living in Red Deer. All three musicians have since moved to Ontario. Silvergun and Spleen won $20,000 radio station contest that paid for a new CD recording — Semi Truck was released last fall.

The heavy-hitting “pelvic rock,” dance band was getting regular gigs in the Ottawa area, and as far away as Montreal and Toronto, before entering The Big Money Shot contest sponsored by radio station Live 88.5 FM. Despite the group’s distinctly urban sound, Lenherr believes some rural sensibilities are retained in the hard rock influences that lie beneath the synthesizers. “I might live in Ottawa, but I’ll always have my rural roots.” For more information about the 8 p.m. show, along with Law of Lucid and The Capones, call The Vat at 403346-5636.


This image released by CW shows Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scots, left, and Caitlin Stasey as Kenna in a scene from the new series Reign, premiering tonight on M3. Encore episodes air Saturdays on M3.

Silvergun and Spleen to perform at The Vat

A band that’s “drenched in the rich history of Western Canadian coal mining” performs just south of Red Deer An Ottawa rock-dance band with on Saturday. Red Deer roots will play in the city The Coal Creek Boys, led by singer/ this weekend. songwriter Johnpaul Smith, play at Silvergun and Spleen, which perThe Hideout in Gasoline Alley. forms at The Vat on Saturday night, is The group is named for a long-forgotten mining town near Fernie, B.C., and is deBe An scribed as “a really a hard country act to pin.” With flavours of traditional and alternative country, upbeat country/blues swing, and 1970s outlaw country, the band produces tunes for about every country before Nov. 30 and rock lover. Songs are drenched in $ and stories about “the amazing history of Western Canada,” but are still EARLY BIRD DUES FOR 2014: rhythmic enough to dance to. $40 under 65 year of Age Smith grew up in B.C.’s Elk Valley, an area rich $35 over 65 years of Age with coal and history. Brothers Devin and Dustin Gergel grew up in Southern Alberta on a three-generation ranch. 2810Bremner Ave. Phone 403-342-0035






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Abandoned Commitment-shy guy prison not for has young girl confused and sad the faint of heart BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA — An abandoned prison would seem creepy enough around Halloween. Now add blood-curdling screams and gruesome characters who can reach out and grab you. That’s the formula for “Terror Behind the Walls,” the signature scarefest at historic Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, which is billed as the nation’s largest haunted house outside an amusement park and staged for several weeks each fall at one of the city’s most unusual tourist sites. With its castle-like walls and decaying cellblocks, the deserted complex already conveys a particularly menacing air. What better place for gory scenes and sinister sound effects? “The building is abandoned, and it’s beautiful, and it’s eerie, and it was built to intimidate,” said Sean Kelley, director of public programming. “People travel from all over the country to come here for Halloween.” As daring souls slink and cringe their way through the decaying property, deranged prisoners accost them for stepping on the wrong turf; overwhelmed guards scream for help; infirmary patients howl in pain under the care of disturbed doctors.

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you will feel liberated to be entirely yourself. The unexpected changes that are about to come, you will greet them wholeheartedly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Today, you want to take it easy. Your desires ache for personal gratification which you believe you deserve without fail. Your methods at work might improve now facilitating your job at hand. Finally, you are getting some help. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Good old-fashioned fun is calling your name. You enjoy unequivocally every bit of the adoration from everyone and every single surprise that the Universe is offering you now. Release your inhibitions all the way. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A possible romance may start suddenly, behind closed curtains. A secret crush

Dear Too: We’re sorry you have been stonewalled, but this is not uncommon. Of course, it would be nice if she would tell you why you’ve been cut off, giving you the opportunity to explain or apologize. And there is nothing wrong with giving a blanket apology, not necessarily for wrongdoing, but for somehow damaging the relationship, even unintentionally. But too many people believe that spelling out the reason would be more damaging than silence, or they may subscribe to the mind-reading school, thinking you should “know” the reason. The fact that no other person will intercede on your behalf indicates there is little hope of reconciliation or of finding the explanation you desire. Accept it and move on. Dear Annie: Tell “Trying To Get Granny To Shower” that for around $200, Granny’s bathtub can be made safe and easy. A shower seat is just the beginning. Add a hose extension to the showerhead so she can direct the flow where she wants it and not have water get in her face. Then install a pole that extends from floor to ceiling just outside the tub so she can hold on as she gets in and out. I ordered mine through a well-known drugstore. -- Marsha, Age 76 Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.

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CENTRAL ALBERTA SPECIAL EQUESTRIAN ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Thursday Oct. 17 @ 7 pm @ The Alternative High School Centre 202, 5214 47 Ave. R.D. (formerly Park Plaza Theatre) enter North side of bldg. For More Info. contact Mike @ 780-312-0097

CUNNINGHAM George May 3, 1936 - Oct. 4, 2013 It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of George Cunningham beloved husband of Olive Cunningham; of Red Deer, on October 4, 2013 at the age of 77 years. George is survived by his wife Olive (married 56 years); his seven siblings; his three children, K e n ( A n n e ) , Va l ( J i m ) , and Tracy (Mike); his eight grandchildren; and his greatgrandson Jayce. George was born May 3, 1936, in Leven, Fife, Scotland to parents Julia and Hugh Cunningham. George moved to Canada in the year 1977 and took up residency in Red Deer and a job at Red Deer College as a groundskeeper until his retirement. George took great pride in his gardening, growing potatoes and passing his wisdom and love for the garden on to his children and grandchildren. George will be sadly missed by his family but his legacy will live on. A celebration tea for George’s life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremener Ave. Red Deer, on October 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm.

NEILSON Denise Janine

June 21, 1967 - Prince Albert, SK October 15, 2013 - Calgary, AB

Denise passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at the age of 47 years. Denise was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan to Marie and Gerald the only daughter and eldest of three children. The family moved to Calgary, Alberta from Saskatchewan. Denise completed her schooling in Calgary and moved to Red Deer, where she lived until recently returning to Calgary. A small service for immediate family will be held on Friday October 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm. In living memory of Denise Neilson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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HALL Brian George 1956 - 2013 Brian passed away Sunday October 13, 2013 at the Red Deer Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. He passed with his family at his side at the age of 57 years. Brian was born January 13, 1956 in Cornwall, Ontario to Gordon and Edna Hall. He was the youngest of 9 children. He was predeceased by his father Gordon, mother Edna, nephew Kenny and brother in-law Floyd Scott. He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 29 years Janet, daughter Amanda, and sons; Gordon, and Micheal (Lisa), his 2 brothers; Bill (Sandra) and Doug , 6 sisters; Bev (Anna), Katherine, Shirley, Annie (Morris), Linda (Roy), Jean, his father and mother in-law John and Joyce Job, sister in-law Marena (Jim) and numerous nieces and nephews. Brian enjoyed camping, golfing, watching football, looking at old vehicles and spending time with his family. He worked in the oil field most of his life and for Schlumberger the last 23 years. A funeral service for Brian will be held at Wilson’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium at 6120 Highway 2A, Lacombe, Alberta on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Red Deer Hospice and Dr. J. Myburgh (Sylvan) for taking such good care of Brian. Donations in Lieu of flowers to Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnott Ave, Red Deer, AB, T4R 3S6 or Alberta Cancer Foundation (Brain Cancer Research) c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 133129th Street NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2. Condolences may be made by visiting WILSON’S FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM serving Central Alberta with locations in Lacombe and Rimbey in charge of arrangements. Phone: 403.782.3366 or 403.843.3388 “A Caring Family, Caring for Families”

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PROCTOR Dr. John 1937 ~ 2013 Dr John Proctor, beloved husband of Gayle Proctor, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013 at the age of 75 years with his family and friends by his side. He leaves to mourn and celebrate his amazing life, his wife, Gayle Proctor, his son Marty and wife Pam Proctor of Calgary and their children Chad, David and James; and his son Bradley Proctor, of Lethbridge. Bill and Margaret Leigh of Edmonton and their family; Geri and Len Wahlund and Erin Wahlund, of Sherwood Park and Sheldon and Liz Bolduc and their family, of Lac La Nonne. John will be missed by his friends in Alberta, Arizona and beyond. John was born in Liverpool, England. He was in the Merchant Marines before immigrating to Alberta. John earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education, and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from the University of Alberta. He taught in Strathcona County, worked for the Department of Education in curriculum development, and taught at the U of A while earning his PhD. John and Gayle and their Pathfinders company led literary training workshops for teachers in Alberta from 1993-2002. John and Gayle moved from the Edmonton area to Lethbridge to be closer to their sons Marty and Bradley. Bradley and John shared a joint passion for rock hounding and silversmithing. John was a passionate and articulate teacher who incorporated music in his programs. He played guitar with friends and family in Alberta and in his Mesa winter home in Venture Out. John and Gayle shared interests in silversmithing, golf, and tennis. Many friends and family treasure John’s silver creations and the musical gatherings at his home. At John’s request, no formal service will be held. He acknowledged and appreciated the many prayers he received. John’s family appreciates the excellent care he received from Drs. Benke and Kollias and Dr. Donald Gibb, and the dedicated staff at Chinook Regional Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Canadian Cancer Society, 317 10th Street South, Lethbridge AB, T1J9Z9 or a charity of your choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS LTD. 1-800-382-2901 Send condolences at


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IN Loving Memory Ronald James Mechefske May 1, 1938 - Oct. 16, 2008 This day is remembered and quietly kept, No words are needed, we’ll never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved so missed, and so very dear Loving wife Maryann, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.



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

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989240 AB LTD. o/a TIM HORTONS Hiring 15 Permanent F/T Food Counter Attendants & 4 Permanent F/T Food Service Supervisors for eachRed Deer Locations Parkland Mall 6359 50 Ave. & 6020 - 67 St. & 2325 - 50 Ave. Fax: 403-314-4427, email parklandtimhortons Must be available all shifts, evenings., wknds., nights $11./hr. - FCA No exp. needed. $13.50/hr. - FSS 1-2 yrs. industry exp. needed. Apply in person, by fax or email.


HIRING DAY For new Tim Horton’s Location

OPENING SOON at 67St. & 59 Ave. Come fill out an application and be interviewed on the spot

Parkland Mall Tim Horton’s Thursday, October 17 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please specify position when replying to this ad. We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted.


is looking for a F/T Valve Technician/Shop Labourer AND a Field Service Technician. Driver’s license & abstract must be provided with resume. We offer profit sharing, dental & medical benefits, & a positive, safety oriented work environment. Wages will depend on experience. Must be prepared to work overtime. Please fax resume with references to (403) 346-8847 or email to: No phone calls please. BRAHMATECH LTD Journeyman & Apprentice Electricians and Instrument Techs WANTED Red Deer Based Oilfield Company. Home Every Night. Top wages paid. Fax: 403-346-7644 Start Nov. 1st, 2013


Parkvale ESTATE GARAGE SALE 4548 44 Street. Around back of house, in basement. Oct. 18th 5-9, Oct. 19th 10-6 Oct. 20th 1-4.






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Apply in person at any location or send resume to: or Fax: (403) 341-3820


Fax: 403-341-4772

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Restaurant/ Hotel




of Ponoka, Lacombe, Stettler and Red Deer (Gasoline Alley East and West) are now hiring FULL TIME AND PART TIME Food Counter Attendants. Basic duties include making food and serving customers. All stores are 24 hours, except Stettler, which has extended late night hours and applicants must be willing to work flexible shifts, including evening, weekends and nights shifts. Students, stay home moms, retired persons, we offer part time flexibility to fit your lifestyle, as well as scholarship programs for students. Wages range from $10.50 to 11.00 per hour and we will train. Benefits are included and we offer opportunities for advancement. Apply in person at the store, on line at or mail resume to 4419 Hwy 2A, Ponoka, AB, T4J 1J8 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT


located in Jackpot Casino, requires Experienced P/T Servers. Please apply in person at 4950 47 Ave. No phone calls please TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

QUEENS DINER REQ’S F/T DISHWASHER Hours are Mon.- Fri. 6:30-4 & Sat. 8-2:30 pm Drop off resume any time after 1 & before 4, Mon-Fri. 34 Burnt Basin St, Red Deer Fax: 403-347-2925 email: accuracyonlineoffice


(formerly Sam’s Cafe) is now taking applications for experienced SERVERS, BARTENDERS, DISHWASHERS AND COOKS. Bring resume to 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for F/T Exp’d LINE COOKS at all stations, prep, sea food, apps., entres. etc. Must be avail. nights and weekends. MUST HAVE: • 2-3 yrs. post secondary education. • 2-5 yrs. training • 2-5 yrs. on-the-job exp. • Provide references The hourly rate will be $13.10 per hour Rusty Pelican Restaurant 2079 50 AVE. Red Deer, AB T4R 1Z4 Call 403-347-1414 or Fax to: 403-347-1161

THE RUSTY PELICAN is now accepting resumes for a well experienced F/T HOSTESS & SERVERS Must have Ref’s & Exp. Apply within: 2079-50 Ave. 2-4 pm. Mon.-Fri. Fax 403-347-1161 Phone calls WILL NOT be accepted.


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

Sales & Distributors


ELEMENTS is looking for 5 retail sales reps. selling season gift packages and personal care products in Parkland Mall, 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10 hr. + bonus & comm. FT. No exp. req`d. Please email FLURRIES SHEEPSKIN is looking for 5 SALES REPS, selling shoes & apparel, at our Parkland Mall. 4747 67 St. Red Deer. $12.10/hr. + bonus & comm. F/T Position. No exp. req’d. Email LOOKING FOR LIQUOR STORE SALE CLERK, F/T jobs, $11/hr, must be able to work night & weekends & pass criminal check, drop off resume in person, 112 5th St SE Sundre AB. P/T & F/T sales and customer service associate, bilingual French/English an asset. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: or drop off resume at Airsoft Shop at Gasoline Alley. P/T & F/T sales and customer service associate,. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: or drop off resume at Airsoft Shop at Gasoline Alley SOAP Stories is seeking 5 retail sales reps. Selling soap & bath products. $12.10 hr + bonus & commission. Ft No exp. req`d. Parkland Mall 4747 67 St. Red Deer. email resume to



2ND OR 3RD YEAR Electrical apprentice req’d. Exp. a must. Please email resume to:

AFTERNOON SHIFT CNC LEAD HAND/SUPERVISOR Nexus Engineering is currently looking for Afternoon shift Lead hand/supervisor. Duties include, ensuring production flow on Mazak C.N.C lathe and mills, trouble shooting, min 1 years experience as a lead hand/supervisor in a machine shop. We offer competitive wages, company paid benefits and a RRSP matching plan. Please forward resumes to resume@


Immed. openings for tradespersons. Commercial. Phone 403-348-8640




CARPET COLOUR CENTRE is currently looking for EXP’D. TILE INSTALLER Applicant must have ability to lay out tiles, be familiar with setting materials and products. This is a F/T position with a wage of $20 -$25/hr. depending on exp. Submit resume attn: Curtis cpoiercarpetcolourcentre. com or drop off at Carpet Colour Centre 1100, 5001-19 St. Red Deer, Ab. T4R 3R1 CERTIFIED WELDER Permanent Certified Welders $28 - $45 per hour dependent on level of exp. Group benefit plan after 3 month probation. • Red Seal Welder or equiv. academic & exp. • Min, 2 yrs welding exp. at a Journeyman level • Familiar with working outdoors in remote locations and all weather conditions • Working knowledge of pertinent industry • regulations and OH&S.



Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for an experienced

overhead crane operator

to join an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding company. All applicants must be flexible for hours and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Benefits are paid and lots of overtime. Own transportation to work is needed. Wage will be based on experience, attitude, and desire to commit to long term employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ We thank all applicants for their applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Precast Concrete Plant in Blackfalds, AB, is looking for new team members to join an enthusiastic and growing company.

Concrete finisher

needed to perform detailed and quality finishing as well as other related tasks, minimum 5 years experience. All applicants must be flexible for hours and dedicated due to a demanding production schedule. Own transportation to work is needed. Wage will be based on experience, attitude and willingness to commit to long term employment. Please fax resume to 403 885 5516 or email to k.kooiker@ Thank you to all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be notified.

COPP’S SERVICES INC. 225 Burnt Ridge Rd. Red Deer County, AB T4S 2L4 Phone: 403 347-6222 Email: Fax 403-403-5447 www, DNR Powerline Construction requires Journeyman/ Apprentices/Labourers for various projects in Alberta. Long term employment. Excellent opportunity for apprenticeship. Excellent benefit packages. Fax resume to 403-742-5759 or email: dnrwelding1 Attention: Noel. No Phone calls please. Drug and Alcohol Required Immediately program in effect. PARTS MAN DNR Pressure Welding and WAREHOUSE requires Labourers for Parts man required for various projects in Alberta. rapidly expanding HD Long term employment. Parts Supply Store. Excellent opportunity for Must be able to work apprenticeship. Excellent unsupervised in a fast benefit packages. Fax paced environment. resume to 403-742-5759 Have experience in the or email: dnrwelding1 heavy truck/trailer industry. Attention: Must possess strong Ryan. No Phone calls customer service skills. please. Drug and Alcohol Above average wages, program in effect. benefits package. EAGLE Builders LP, a Apply with resume @ concrete Erecting Company Artic Truck, Email: based out of Blackfalds requires a hard working, Fax: 403-348-5198 motivated individual to fill a Service Plumbing & full-time welding position at Heating is looking for our company. The experienced residential successful candidate will and commercial service be a 2nd or 3rd year technician with current apprentice and must be a Alberta gas/plumbing SMAW CWB qualified ticket. Benefit package welder. There will be on after 3 months, wages the job training. Must also based on experience. be able to travel. All meals Email: and hotel expenses are paid when out of town. or fax to (403) 342-2025 Applicant must have reliable transportation to and from work and a valid class 5 driver’s license. Successful applicant must provide an up to date drivers abstract. Construction experience an asset. Full benefits provided. Starting SIDING INSTALLER wages based on with or without trailer & experience. Fax resumes tools. F.T. year round to 403 885 5516 or e-mail work, must have truck and at 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 We thank all applicants for per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 their applications, but only W.R.SCOTT Equipment those selected for an is looking for a F/T Heavy interview will be contacted. Duty Mechanic or Tired of Standing? Apprentices. Also seeking Find something to sit on yard staff with valid driver’s in Classifieds licence. Email: dbevan@ F/T PAINTER Commercial/Residential or fax 403-347-4099 Brush/Roll Application. Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. Truckers/ Contact Drew at CCL 403-596-1829 Drivers FOUNDATION company in Red Deer is currently hiring experienced foundation form workers. Please fax resume to: 403-346-5867.


Truckers/ Drivers

Red Deer based Trucking Company looking for an experienced, mature Class 1 Driver to train for Dispatch for Reefer haul between Edm/Calg. & Red Deer. Must have experience in P&D, Class 1 and clean drivers abstract. Duties include dispatch, shipping/receiving, customer service and occasional/spare driving. Please apply with resume to fax# (403)341-6622 or email Start your career! See Help Wanted

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Rahr Malting Canada Ltd, a leading manufacturer of Brewer’s Malt, is now accepting applications for a full time Maintenance position. The position includes maintenance inspections, lubes, PM’s and repairs to all types of equipment in order to maintain the safe operation and fulfill production requirements of Rahr Malting. The position is rated under the Heavy Job classification. This position will work in coordination with the Operations group and is accountable to the Maintenance Supervisor. A valid trade certificate is an asset but not mandatory. Experience in manufacturing or factory environment is preferred.

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



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


*REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY* Parts Person/ Service Writer: able to maintain internal, manual or computerized record-keeping system(s). Experience an asset but willing to train the right Individual. Email your resume to sales@ or Fax 403-885-2556 1578018 ALBERTA LTD o/a: Windspinners & Gadgets o/a: Gigs Watches, Hire Sales Clerks Parkland Mall, Bower Place Shopping Centre, Red Deer, AB. Goal oriented. Good English. Perm, F/T, Shifts, Weekends Wage - $14.00/hr. E-mail:



Misc. Help

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

in UPPER FAIRVIEW Fairbanks Rd, Fir St. & Fox Cres. ALSO Fairway Ave. & Freemont Cl. ALSO Farrell Ave., Flagstaff Cl. & Fountain Dr.

GED preparation to start November 5 Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available. 403-340-1930

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For afternoon delivery once per week


In the towns of:

Asmundsen Ave./ Ainsworth Cres.

Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303


HIGHLAND GREEN Hill Cres. & Hermary St.

Long Close Law Close/ Lewis Close Langford Cres. Landry Bend Lawson Close




Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307

McKinnon Cres/ Munro Cres. Marion Cres./ MacKenzie Cres. Maxwell Ave./ McGill St. Metcalf Ave./ Mayberry Close. McLean St.

45 & 46 Ave. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info

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

REG COX FEEDMIXERS Req’s F/T In Service Shop, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622

Warehouse Shipper/ Receiver


Competitive starting wages plus regular increases. Hours: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm Excellent benefits package. Opportunities to advance. Must be dependable, hardworking and seeking a long-term career. Apply in person, or email to: 4747 - 61st Street

Sherwood Cres./ Stanhope Ave. Springfield Ave.


ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk (Reliable vehicle needed) DEER PARK AREA Donlevy Ave. Area 69 Papers $370/mo. Dempsey St. & Drummond. Ave. Area 70 Papers $375/mo. EASTVIEW AREA Ellenwood Dr. & Erickson Dr. Area 60 papers $321/mo. ROSEDALE AREA Ramage Cres Area 67 papers $360/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS



DEERPARK AREA Denovan Cres., Dickenson Cres & Davison Dr. Area $201/mo. ALSO Doran Cres., & Dunn Cl. Area $65/mo. ALSO Doran Cres. & Doan Ave, Area $64/mo.

Visser St. Vanson Close

WEEKEND dispatchers req’d. immediately. Knowledge of Red Deer essential. Will require good verbal and written communication skills. Fax resume to 403-346-0295

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300

ROSEDALE AREA Roche St. & 3 Blocks of Roland St. $54/mo. ALSO West half of Robinson Cres, Rich Cl., & Ryan Cl. Area. $84/mo. TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306 DRIVER REQUIRED

DRIVER req’d. for city & Currently seeking rural deliveries, must be reliable newspaper able to work alone and Requires carrier for the with others. Duties incl. driving, shipping/receiving SLOPED ROOFERS and customer service. BOWER AREA LABOURERS Class 3 with air ticket and & FLAT ROOFERS abstract is req’d. Drop resume off at Weldco #11, WESTPARK AREA Valid Driver’s Licence 7491 49th Ave. or fax to preferred. Fax or email Delivery is 4 times 403-346-1065. No phone calls please. Only appli- per week, no collecting. or (403)341-6722 c a n t s s e l e c t e d f o r a n NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE! interview will be contacted. OWEN OIL TOOLS Perfect for anyone Required Immediately Looking for a new pet? looking to make Experienced CNC Check out Classifieds to some extra $. Operators/Machinists and find the purrfect pet. Production Workers willing to work various shifts. We Please reply by email: F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. offer: RESPECT, Full Minimum Class 5 with air qmacaulay Benefit package and and clean abstract. Exp. competitive salary. Please preferred. In person to Key or phone Quitcy at e-mail resume to Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. 403-314-4316 Red Deer. SHEET Metal Installer required with residential ARE you retired from and retro-fit experience. business & have good HVAC Service Person reading & writing skills, also required. would you be willing to Attractive wages and help a totally blind senior benefits. Great hours. lady manage her personal Shop person needed for LOCAL freight company correspondence approx. full time work. req’s P & D body job driver 1 - 2 hrs. per week. If e-mail: brad@ for Red Deer/Edmonton run. trustworthiness & integrity Fax resume and driver’s are part of your values or Fax resume to: abstract to Rocky Fast please call 403-309-4554 403-309-8302 Express 403-845-2432


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Experienced 3 ton van driver required. Duties incl. driving Central Alberta, loading bags in to hopper, performing pre/post trip inspections. General truck maintenance oil/grease. Must have valid Alberta drivers license, reliable transportation to and from shop and safety boots. Please submit resume and current driver’s abstract to B&B Cowie Insulation. Email: Fax: 403-347-8075 DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295


The easy way to find a buyer for items you want to sell is with a Red Deer Advocate want ad. Phone 309-3300. EXP’D PARTS PERSON req’d by Chrysler Dealership. Apply in person with resume at: Northwest Motors 3115 Gaetz Ave. R.D.



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Insulation Cover Items Manufacturer is looking to train someone to take LARGE baby doll rooted measurements and make hair, sleep eyes, fits baby simple drawings of oilfield clothes $20 403-314-9603 and petrochemical equipment and assist in manufacturing as required. Anyone with knowledge of Clothing oilfield equipment would be ideal. Must have a LADIES quilted jackets dependable vehicle from Mark’s Work Wear(compensation paid). The house, size small, like qualified applicant should new, 2/$10; ladies chocohave good communication late brown suede jacket, skills and be able to handle large, very good cond., multiple projects. $19/hr. to $25 403-314-9603 start with wage review and some benefits after 3 months. Please reply, with Equipmentresume, to: cover@ Misc. or phone 403-343-3435 CLOSED WELDING SHOP, all equipment must go. FURNACE DUCT CLEANING Call 403-391-4144 TECH REQ’D. IMMED. Wages neg. 403-506-4822



GREENHOUSE WORKER wanted at Meadowbrook Greenhouses, Penhold. 16 F/T seasonal positions. Training provided. Start Feb 2014. $9.95/hr, 44 hrs, 5 days per week, 3 month period. Fax resume 403-886-2252.



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




Homestead Firewood

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

Birch, Spruce, Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

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


Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

INNISFAIL Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275

Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316 SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to


Household Appliances


MCCLEARY FRIDGE, 4’x2’, $175. 403-314-0804 PORTABLE electric heater w/remote and thermometer control, in oak cabinet on casters 15 1/2”w x 18”d x 15”h $150 403-314-2026

Household Furnishings


COUCH/Sofa bed, from Leons, clean in exc. cond. $150. 3 WOOL ACCENT CARPETS, clean, $50 for all 3. 403-352-8811

LOVE SEAT, good cond. $100 2 BAR STOOLS, $40 ea. 30” x 48” WHITE WOODEN TABLE. STANDING LAMP, $10. 403-346-2346


PHONE gossip bench solid oak $175 403-314-2026

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ROUND 40” Mable table & 4 chairs, exc. cond. $200. 403-352-8811


Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

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6’ CHRISTMAS TREE, $10. GOLD FRAME MIRROR, 25”x30”, $10. SEWING MACHINE, never used, $95. 403-346-2346 3 LARGE deer antler mounts on shields $60/ea.; 1 small deer antler mount on shield $15 403-314-2026 18” POULAN CHAIN SAW, $75. 403-314-0804

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

2006 COROLLA CE. exc. cond. 78,000. kims. Offers. 403-392-5628

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

2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788

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

2004 CHEV Avalanche 4x4 loaded $8000 obo SOLD

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

2008 Acura MDX tech pkg 79,851 km $26,888 AS&I 7652-50 Ave 403-348-8788

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $19,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

REDUCED $20,500 2010 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 black with grey interior 4 cyl. 4 spd. Clean, great cond. 59,500 kms. Call 403-302-2175


2008 BMW 328 xi sunroof, lthr., 66,382 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. auto. Heated seats & mirrors. $6900 obo. 403-848-1377 or 403-314-9195

2011 CARDINAL 38’. Only used once. Top line. $56.000 obo. 403-347-5947




2005 AUDI S4 6 SPEED. Mint, 94,661 km. Sport & Import 7652-50 Ave ***SOLD***

2006 Jetta TDI 73,699 km $16,888 AS&I 403-348-8788

2008 BMW 535xi $29,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788



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


2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD, lthr., sunroof, $25,888 7652 Gaetz Ave., Sport & Import

2008 BMW X5 3.0 $31,888 Sport & Import 403-348-8788

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

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

2005 HR Imperial

2006 Range Rover Sport HSE $25,888 Sport & Import 7652 50 Ave 403-348-8788

2008 BMW X5 4.8i AWD, pana-roof, lthr., $36,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

348-8788 Sport & Import

400 HP Cummins, 4 slides, Aqua-Hot Heating, Jake Brake, 10kW Genset 403-887-0911

2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $22888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2011 KEYSTONE Alpine $54,900. Top of the line. Satellite dish, built in Cummins Onan generator, Sub-zero insulation pckg. 403 357 6950


2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. Has only 69,885 km. Fully loaded including NAV and DVD. SOLD


2008 CHEVY Colorado Vortec 3.7 L, 4wd, good tires & brakes, Linex box liner & undercover. 403-783-2064


2011 VW Diesel Jetta Diesel, 6 spd., highline model. Loaded, new winter X-Ice Tires, 68,000 km, warranty. $22,500. *SOLD*

2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $9888. 403-348-8788 Sport & Import

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

2007 LAND ROVER Range Rover supercharged, 4X4, nav., sunroof, lthr., $33,888 348-8788, Sport & Import



Breeze 32’ Diesel Pusher, 2 slides, 5200 miles, Onan Genset, Leveling system 403-887-0911

2003 HONDA Odyssey EX-L V6. Loaded.

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

2008 GMC ACADIA SLE, AWD, 8 passenger, $20,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

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

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

One owner. $7800. Call 403-396-0722.

AB Sport & Import 403-348-8788

2007 SATURN I0N auto, p. windows/doors, low mileage, only 54,000 kms, $7900 obo ***SOLD***

2012 Tiffin Allegro

2013 Monte Carlo 38’

winterized, queen bed, 2 furnaces, 3 slides, 5 appls. loaded, immac. $43,000. 306-450-0971 in Stettler.

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2013 Mitsubishi RVR 4WD

Stk# HP5488, 1,600 km, 18” Alloy Wheels, ABS, Bluetooth, 6 Disc Changer, Keyless Entry, Heated Seats, PB, PS, PW, PW, Fog Lamps


2011 Hyundai Tucson LTD AWD

2 6 ,9 9 0 Locally owned and family operated

Stk# H35391A, 53,436 km, 18” Alloys, ABS, Bluetooth, CD, MP3, Keyless Entry, Leather, Heated Seats, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Sunroof, Tint, Traction Control


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2007 Jeep Liberty LTD 4x4

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Misc. for Sale

1 PAIR Men’s black corduroy pants, 32/30. $10. 2 pair of men’s cargo pants, 32x30. $7/ea. Christmas Sequin material, 4+ yards, $15. Stonewashed ladies denim coat, large, $20. 3 Pair children’s, new, hand knit socks, $5/ea. 2 Pair children’s, new, hand knit mitts, $5/ea. Collectible Drummond, large sweatshirt, navy & orange, “Wolfsbrau” lettering, $50. Morrisroe, 403-347-3741 COMMERCIAL SEWING MACHINE. Older, electric. Y9137952. 31K15. $200 obo. 403-341-6632 DARBY AIR CONDITIONER with hoses. Exc. cond. MOVING. $125 obo. 403-347-0104. Deck table, in green metal with glass top 38”x60”, 4 chairs, & 1 matching rocker chair (new was $700). Asking $75. CACTUS - 8 ft. live cactus plant. $50. KENMORE DEHUMIDIFIER model 24. Exc. cond. $75. 403-352-8811 DIE cast models, cars, truck, and motorcycles, fairies, dragons and biker gifts. #14 6350-67 St. east end of Cash Casino OFFICE CHAIR, $75. GLASS HANGING LIGHT FIXTURE, $50. SHORT MUSKRAT FUR COAT, $75. 403-343-2906 SERGER Sewing machine - Omega - used once. 4 thread, $150 obo. 403-341-6632 THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS IS UPON US! Electric Roaster, never used. Self baster. Does everything you do in the kitchen oven. $80. **SOLD** VERY LARGE SUPPLY of paints, pattern books craft supplies & so much more. $150 for everything!! 403-341-6632


Piano & Organs

PIANO, Mason-Ritch upright, exc. cond. $1200. 403-704-3252 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!


Pets & Supplies

LARGE bird cage on wheels with 2 large doors and 4 smaller ones. Lots of toys and accessories. Mint condition. Call 403-746-3914 after 6 pm.


Sporting Goods

BODY Solid equip. Pd. $1800. Asking $750 obo., Great cond. 403-597-3958 Cash Only


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


Grain, Feed Hay

TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798



FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

(2) BURMAN kittens. $40/ea. 403-887-3649 HELP - FREE 4 & 8 week old orphaned kittens. Litter trained. Anyone willing to hand raise a kitten, please call 403-782-3130 KITTENS to give away 403-304-0126



MINI SCHNAUZER puppies, ready to go $650/ea. 403-746-0007, 877-3352


2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, parking stall, deck, $1300 incl util, $1250 SD, No pets, N/S Avail now ~ PM 555†~ 1112, 12A Ironside Drive~ 403-340-0065 ext 412. Sim Mgmt & Realty


2 bdrm, 2 bath condo, 5 appls, parking, deck, $1300 incl util, $1250 SD, No pets, N/S Avail Nov 1 ~PM 380~1105, 12A Ironside St~ 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


2 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 6 appls, 930 sq ft, $1190 incl util, $1140 SD, No pets, N/S Avail Nov 1 ~PM 354~ 37, 20 Jacobs Close 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty LEGACY ESTATES Best Adult Retirement Community 60+. 1 Bdrm. luxury condo unit. $800 + utils. Call Joe 403-848-0266 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.

RIVERSIDE MEADOWS TOWNHOUSE-CONDO 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 5 appl, $1125 + util, $1075 SD, No pets, N/S Avail now ~PM 43~ 9, 5943 - 60A St. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty

SOUTH HILL (Checkmate Manor)


(Silversands Apartments) 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 2 app, laundry in bldg, $975 + pwr, $925 SD, No pets, N/S Avail now~PM 527~ 204, 4814 - 46 St 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


1 bdrm, 1 bath† suite, 2 appls, free laundry in bldg, adult only, $750 + pwr, $700 SD, No Pets, N/S Avail now~PM 19~ 8, 5340-47 Ave 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


2 bdrm., 1 bath apt, 2 appls, $900 + pwr, $850 SD, No pets, N/S Avail Nov 1 ~PM 526 ~2, 5920-63 St~ 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


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


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


Rooms For Rent

$425. MO/D.D. incl. everything. 403-342-1834 or 587-877-1883 after 2:30


$475/mo, phone, cable & all util incl, Avail now ~PM 572~ 3610 - 42 Ave ~ 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty ROOMS FOR RENT, close to uptown. Employed gentleman Rent $350/mo, s.d. $250. 403-350-4712 VANIER WOODS 1 bdrm. $490/mo. + DD 403-588-6268 after 6 pm.

3010 3020

Houses/ Duplexes

2 BDRM. in tri-plex, main floor, washer/dryer, everything incld’. $1400. Avail. Nov 1. 403-392-2488

4+1 bdrm, 3 bath, 3 appls, 2200 sq/ft, bsmt, fireplaces, deck, fenced yard, $1595 + util, $1550 SD, N/S, dog ok w/fee Avail now ~ PM 540 ~ 2018 - 18 Ave. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty SYLVAN OLDER 2 bdrm. house. Large lot, $900/mo. Avail. immed. 403-886-5342 403-357-7817 WANTED- 3 bedroom home or town house with appliances, basement and garage. Small dog and smoking. Mature Couple, Nov1-2013. Contact us at 780-902-6013 or email at Looking in Red Deer area or Red Deer County.

Condos/ Townhouses

F1B GOLDEN DOODLES, black now but will brindle as they get older. Non shedding, well handled, long time breeder. $900. Delivered to Alberta. Text 306-521-1371 or call 306-792-2113

1 bdrm, 1 bath condo suite, $900 + pwr, $850 SD, 2 app, laundry on-site, N/S, small dog ok w/fee Avail now ~PM 376~ 103, 41 Bennett St. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty




3 BDRM, 1 1/2 bath townhouse in well kept condominium complex at #9, 15 Stanton St. 5 appls & fenced yard. Tenants must be over 40 w/references & quiet living. Avail. Nov. 1st for $1300/mo. $1300 D.D. 403-341-4627


1 bdrm, 1 bath condo, 4 appls. + window coverings, $925 + pwr,, $875 SD, No pets, N/S Avail Nov 1 ~PM 576~203 4904 - 54 St. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


Manufactured Homes


FENCED det. Triple Garage for Storage. 403-347-9549


Newly Reno’d Mobile $175/mo., $200 SD Avail now FREE Shaw Cable + more $950/month Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes



3 bdrm. 4-Plex, 1.5 bath 4 appls. Rent $1125 incl. sewer, water and garbage. D.D. $650. Avail. Nov. 1, 403-304-5337


3 bdrm, 1 bath 4-plex, 4 appl, $1000 + heat, pwr & 25% h2o, $950 SD, No pets, N/S Avail Nov 1 ~PM 559-A ~6711A-59 Ave 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


2 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1075 rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. avail. Dec. 1. Call 403-304-5337


in a community setting, where the tenants are the landlords!, 4-plex units in Clearview, Most, pets welcome w/fee, 2 bdrm $920 incl h2o, 2 bath, $1000 shares req’d, Clearview Housing Co-operative ~24D Cameron Cres~ Avail Nov 1. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


~PM 528 ~22 Fairway Ave. 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


Storage Space


single garage, storage only, $140/mo, Avail now ~ PM 480~ 5712 - 45 Ave~ 403-340-0065 ext 412 Sim Mgmt & Realty


Mobile Lot

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


homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190

Realtors & Services



1 BDRM. No pets. $675 rent/s.d. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 403-227-1844 LARGE, 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom suites perfect for all walks of life. Cat friendly. Plaza Apartments: 1(888)7849279

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

wegotservices CLASSIFICATIONS 1000-1430

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300



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



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



CARPENTERS and laborers with 2 - 5 yrs. exp. in farm buildings. Call Tony 403-318-6406

Houses For Sale




Massage Therapy





International ladies


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

Handyman Services


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

Massage Therapy



Executive Touch Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio Massage (newly reno’d) pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. No job to Big or too Small, we do it All! Call Mark 403-597-3523

(FOR MEN)STUDIO 5003A-50 st. Downtown 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 403-348-5650

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



Now Open

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

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

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666

Misc. Services


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

Seniors’ Services


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

Window Cleaning


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

Yard Care


RESIDENTIAL SNOW CLEARING. Affordable monthly contracts.

403-352-4034 Ironman Scrap Metal Recovery picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles & industrial. Serving Central AB. 403-318-4346

SECOND 2 NONE Fall cleanup, eavestrough, hedges, odd jobs, etc. 403-302-7778

Commercial Property


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


33,175 SQ. FT. manufacturing bldg. on 5.8 Acres for $1.4 Million. Heavy 5709 35 Street. P o w e r, 1 0 To n c r a n e , MLS CA0022457 oversized loading doors, & 1045 sq ft Bungalow, large graveled storage 5 BDRM/2 BATHS NEW GARAGE, Mature Yard yard. 45 mins outside of in Linden, AB. Call QUICK POSSESSION Calgary Colliers International, Evan Margaret Comeau Truman (403) 215-7252.

RE/MAX 403.309.3399


New Home. 1335 sq.ft. bi-level, 24x23 att. garage. 403-588-2550

ROSEDALE Bi-Level w/att. dbl. garage & det. shop/ garage. 4 bdrm., 3 bath. On quiet close. $449,000. See kijiji # 532958670. Call 403-309-4464

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






LOCATION... LOCATION! On pavement, min. from Innisfail, 1500 sq. ft. ranch style home on 3.81 acres. 5 bdrms., w/2.5 baths, att. car port, cedar vaulted ceiling, 2 fireplaces, high speed DSL internet. $495,000. 403-357-9930


Commercial Property


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


Locally owned and family operated



2010 CHEV Silverado 1500 LT, 4X4, Z-71, cold air intake, 62629kms, $22888 348-8788 Sport & Import


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

Tires, Parts Acces.


500 LB Equalizer Hitch. $200. 403-346-7825 H.D. BATTERY CHARGER on wheels. $75. 403-314-0804

2008 BMW 328 xi sunroof, lthr., 66,382 kms., $25,888 348-8788 Sport & Import 2005 CRYSLER Sebring 93,500 kms. $5500. 2004 Mustang Convertible 92,000 kms., $8500. Both in exc. cond. 403-346-2626

Auto Wreckers 2008 GMC ACADIA SLE, AWD, 8 passenger, $20,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040 1996 SATURN 4 dr. Very good cond. Equipped with Blue Ox towing. Worth $2100. 403-986-2004 CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS

2008 BMW X5 4.8i AWD, pana-roof, lthr., $36,888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy


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

RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519 2007 LAND ROVER Range Rover supercharged, 4X4, nav., sunroof, lthr., $33,888 348-8788, Sport & Import

Misc. Automotive

2006 TUSCON V6 fwd, orig. owner, ONLY 23,700 kms, $11,100 SOLD

FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

Tour These Fine Homes

SERGE’S HOMES Mackenzie Ranch 58 Mackenzie Cres. LACOMBE Oct. 17 & 18, 2 pm - 5 pm Custom 2 storey 1392 sq. ft. Contact Robert @ 403-505-8050



Boats & Marine

2008 JEEP Rubicon 4X4, $20,888 7652 Gaetz Ave, Sport & Import 348-8788



2003 DODGE Durango SLT Plus, 4X4, $9888. 348-8788 Sport & Import

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

2008 SANTA FE. 3.3L, 5 spd. auto. Heated seats & mirrors. $6900 obo. 403-848-1377 or 403-314-9195

Open House Out Of Red Deer



2003 BMW X5 Sport, 4.41 187,000 kms. $12,000. 403-304-0379

2008 LAND ROVER LR2 SE 4X4,.sunroofs, $19,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

Custom new homes planning service. Kyle, 403-588-2550





1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550



Laebon Homes 346-7273

Condos/ Townhouses


Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds


1 bdrm., 1 bath condo, 4 app + lndry in bldg, A/C, Acreages/ balcony, adult only, exercise Garage Farms room, sauna & pool, Manufactured covered parking,† $–1150 + Space 4.5 ACRES w/32x90 box pwr,† $1100 SD, No Pets, Homes stall barn, $800/mo. EASTVIEW ESTATES N/S Avail now ~PM 577~ 1 mile East of Red Deer 2-bay secure garage, 1408, 4902 - 7 St. MUST SELL Avail. Immed. storage only Nov. 1 - Apr. 403-340-0065 ext 412 By Owner. 403-886-5342 or 357-7817 30 $300/mo. 403-347-5953 Sharon / Wanda 403-340-0225 Sim Mgmt & Realty 3 pm. - 7 pm.






3 FLR, 3 Bdrm house w/3 bath, new paint & carpets & deck at 7316-59 Ave. RABBIT Hutch, outdoor, Avail. to over 40 tenants. No pets. Off street parking partially insulated, incld’s h e a t e d w a t e r d i s h a n d for 3 vehicles. Rent $1600, D.D. $1600. 403-341-4627 food. $75. 403-340-2462 Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY

Condos/ Townhouses

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2006 LAND ROVER Sport HSE AWD, lthr., sunroof, $25,888 7652 Gaetz Ave., Sport & Import

HUNTERS SPECIAL 1991 Chev Blazer, 4 spd., hubs, winch $5888. 348-8788 Sport & Import


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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013

Death toll rising from Philippines quake BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CEBU, Philippines — The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths came from the province. At least 15 others died in nearby Cebu province and another on Siquijor Island. The quake struck at 8:12 a.m. and was centred about 33 kilometres (20 miles) below Carmen city, where many small buildings collapsed. Many roads and bridges were reported damaged, making rescue operations difficult. But historic churches dating from the Spanish colonial period suffered the most. Among them was the country’s oldest, the 16th-century Basilica of the Holy Child in Cebu, which lost its bell tower. Nearly half of a 17th-century limestone church in Loboc town, southwest of Carmen, was reduced to rubble. The highest number of dead

— 18 — were in the municipality of Loon, 42 kilometres (26 miles) west of Carmen, where an unknown number of patients were trapped inside the Congressman Castillo Memorial Hospital, which partially collapsed. Rescuers were working to reach them, said civil defence spokesman Maj. Reynaldo Balido. As night fell, the entire province was in the dark after the quake cut power supplies. Windy weather and rain also forced back a military rescue helicopter. Authorities were setting up tents for those displaced by the quake, while others who lost their homes moved in with their relatives, Bohol Gov. Edgardo Chatto said. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu city, across a narrow strait from Bohol, causing deaths when a building in the port and the roof of a market area collapsed. The quake set off two stampedes in nearby cities. When it struck, people gathered in a gym in Cebu rushed outside in a panic, crushing five people to death and injuring eight others, said Neil Sanchez, provincial disaster management officer.

“We ran out of the building, and outside, we hugged trees because the tremors were so strong,” said Vilma Yorong, a provincial government employee in Bohol. “When the shaking stopped, I ran to the street and there I saw several injured people. Some were saying their church has collapsed,” she told The Associated Press by phone. As fear set in, Yorong and the others ran up a mountain, afraid a tsunami would follow the quake. “Minutes after the earthquake, people were pushing each other to go up the hill,” she said. But the quake was centred inland and did not cause a tsunami. Offices and schools were closed for a national holiday — the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha — which may have saved lives. The earthquake also was deeper below the surface than a 6.9-magnitude temblor last year in waters near Negros Island, also in the central Philippines, that killed nearly 100 people. Aledel Cuizon said the quake that caught her in her bedroom sounded like “a huge truck that was approaching and the rumbling sound grew louder as it got closer.”


A private guard looks at the rubble near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child, background, following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and caused multiple deaths across the central region, sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes. She and her neighbours ran outside, where she saw concrete electric poles “swaying like coconut trees.” It lasted 15-20 seconds, she said. Cebu city’s hospitals quickly moved patients into the streets, basketball courts and parks.

Cebu province, about 570 kilometres (350 miles) south of Manila, has a population of more than 2.6 million people. Cebu is the second largest city after Manila. Nearby Bohol has 1.2 million people and is popular among foreigners.

Mosque bombing kills Afghan provincial governor BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb in a mosque killed a provincial governor Tuesday in the highest profile assassination in recent months, part of an intensified campaign to intimidate Afghanistan’s administration as it prepares for elections and the withdrawal of foreign troops after 12 years of war. The bomb killed Gov. Arsallah Jamal of eastern Logar province as he delivered a speech at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The attack also wounded 15 people, five of them critically, said his spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh. The New York Times reported Jamal was also a Canadian citizen but Canadian officials in Ottawa

would not confirm, citing privacy laws. Jamal was a close confidant and adviser to President Hamid Karzai, who strongly condemned that bombing, saying it was an attack “against Islam.” “Terrorists and the Taliban working in the name of Islam carry out attacks that result in the killing of innocent Muslims. Surely it is not the act of Muslims, but those who have been hired to kill Muslims,” Karzai said. He did not elaborate, but he has often blamed foreign interests, mostly in neighbouring Pakistan, of being behind many of the high profile attacks against members of his administration in recent years. No group has claimed responsibility, but it bore the hallmarks of the Taliban, which has been fighting Karzai’s administration and the foreign military presence in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in late 2001. The group has made attacking government

officials a key part of its official military campaign this year. In a message Monday timed for the Eid al-Adha holiday, the secretive leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, called for his fighters to intensify their campaign against Afghan and NATO forces, and he urged all Afghans to boycott the April 5 election that will elect Karzai’s successor. All foreign military combat forces are to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Logar, which is located just south of Kabul, was once a mostly calm province. But it has recently seen an influx of Taliban fighters and increased attacks against government forces. Jamal, 47, was Karzai’s campaign manager during the 2009 presidential elections. He also was governor of Khost province until he was appointed to his current post in Logar in April.




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

THE RED DEER ADVOCATE ATTENTION: SPECIAL SECTIONS COORDINATOR 2950 BREMNER AVE. RED DEER, AB T4R 1M9 OR EMAIL: SPECIALSECTIONS@REDDEERADVOCATE.COM We will run as many photos as possible, but space is limited. Those individuals whose photos have been submitted, but for whatever reason are unable to be reproduced and do not run, will be named in our special “Honour Roll.” The Red Deer Advocate would like to thank participating businesses and families of veterans for their assistance in the publication of this very special section. Advertisers: Please call Display Advertising at 403-314-4392 for information on how to be included in this event.

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

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

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

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



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


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J&B Bacardi scotch white, amber 168800 or black rum


Magners Original Irish cider

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Crown Royal rye 167853

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